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riTTSBORO', CHATHAM CO., N. C, JUNE 28, 1888.
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An Ur.amblUcns Man,
; J'ol Tiibition, wild and wan,
t" .r in .ttj ft f t so fair,
Id like to bo a fcckvtm in,
And U:ivo folks call mo 'squire,"
i-vl I'd nut climb tho topmost height,
Tin wind of Fume's wild &iort,
l ut yet 'twoul I bo no mora than right,
1 went lo General Cjurt;
m I'd live and die content
M ii.'l't, thy retirement.
"I i 1 1 in', I may inovo Lo town
;. itv my hair is grayer,
:i tli-'ii I Ihihj to gain renown
And lo elected mayor;
Wilt I wo dd not lw grand and groat
T in iko tho iKHple stare,
Hut wero I governor of tho statu,
I i nk I would not care,
!..! lot Fam s tempesMorn control,
M ir my sweet quietude of boul.
I'd live tho most contenc vt men,
Fur from Fume's maddening roar,
And could I go to Congress thou,
1 th nk I'd ask no more.
Of course the I'resid-nt must bo
The man t'ie people choose,
And should tho people turn to me,
I could not well refuse.
lut still umhition would not harm
My soul's serene, transcendent culm.
1 w'sh no splendor when 1 die,
lut all things neat and plain,
A catafulqtt) of ebony,
A six inilo funerul train;
And I would rest in aco content,
If my loved land should raisj
A mil. ion-doll ir monument,
To speak to future days.
Let others toil and strain for fame,
1 am content without a name.
;S. W". Foss in Yankee 15 lade.
HOW THEY MANAGED.
"Pack up your thhg4as 4-oou as you
please, my dear," said Mr. Chesaoy.
"We're going to move on S:turday."
Mr. a:id Mr. Chesney were a niatri
mo i i! linn thro was no question
about that. Mrs. Chesney had always
beca a ileut partner ia the same.
"If ever I get mariicd," said Elmo, a
I right -eyed ;irl of 17, "I woa't bo put
u.ioa a mamma is."
"Where, my dear?' said Mrs. Chcs
noy, with a little start.
"luto the country," said tha family
autocrat. ' 1 m tired of this city busi
ness It oosts a great deal more than it
comes to. I'm ttl 1 that you can live
at half tho expense in tho country."
"rut,'' gasjed his wife, "what is to
become of the children's education."
"There's a very good didrict school
i;i the neighborhood, not moro than a
r.dlo distaut," explained her husband,
"and exjreiso will do them good."
'And what aro wo to do for socio
tyP "Pshaw!'' said Chesney. "I wouldn't
: ivo a nip for people who cau't bo so
ciety f-.r themselves. There'll bo tho
l:ou-ewoik to do, yoa know nobody
keeps a.-irl in the country and plenty
cl chores about the place for Will and
Sp nccr. I shell keep a horse if Iaa
v.et one cheap, for the station is half
a milo from tho pluo, and I've bar
gained for a couple of cows and sonw
Meanwhile Mr. Chesney explained
to hi) wife tho various advantages
which were to accrtu from the promised
"It's unfortunate," said he, "that
h'lina and Kosio aren't boys. Such a
lot of wonici folks are enough to
swamp any family. Men, now, can
always earn their bread. But we must
try to nuke cvorybo ly useful in some
way or other. It's so healthy, you
know," addc I he. "And the rent
won't be half of what we pay here."
"Aro there any modern conveniences
about the place?'' timi lly inquired Mrs.
"There's a spring of excellent water
about a hu ldrcd yards from tho house,"
.siid her husband.
Mr . Chesney grew pale.
"Have Igot to walk a hundred yards
for every drop of water I want?" said
"Anl a largo rain water hogshead
under tho eaves of thj home," addod
Mr. Chesney. "And I'vo already got a
birgaiu in kerosene lamps. As for
ca idles, I am given to understand that
;o)d housekeeper mako 'cm them
selves in tin moulds. There's nothing
I iko econo ny. Now I do beg to know,
Abigail, ' ho addel, irritab y, "wh it
are you looking so lackadaisical about?
Do you expect to sit still aad fold your
hinds whito I do all tho work? Give
no a woman for sheer natural laziness!"
The lint sight of Mullcinstalk Farm
was dispiriting ia tho extreme. I
tweon rock aud swamp there was
scarcely pasture for tho two lean cow
tlmtMr. Chesney h:id bought at a bar
gain aad tho h)Uow -backed horse
which stalkol about thy premises liko
ioaic phuitom Bucephalus.
The appl-j trees ia the orchard wero
thrc -pi:irters dead, and leano I sorrow
fully .iw.ty from the cist winds until
their boughs touched the very ground;
fences had all go 10 to ruin, aad tho
front goto was tied up with a hemp
"Is this home?'' said E mcr, with an
iiidescribablo intocatio i ia her voice.
"We'll get things all straightened up
aftor a while," said Mr. Chesney, bint
ling to drive away tho rig, which hid
! roken out of their pn and were sq n al-
ing dismVj un li r the window.
Mr. fJUesney cii.d hersoll toslcopthat
night, and awakened the next morning
w ith every bono ir.stiact with shooting
"And no wonder," said Spencer,
there's a foot of water in tho cellar.
"We must havj it drained," said Mr.
Chesney, with an uneasy look; "but
here's plenty of things to do first.
And now began a reign of the strictest
economy. Ms. Chesney himself paid for
everything with checks, and not an ar
ticle camo into the houso or went out of
it, without his cognizance. Now dresses
were frowned upon; spring bonnets woro
strictly interdicted ; orders were issued
that old carpets should bo reversed, and
broken dishes repaired with cement and
S ivc, save, save 1 That is the chief
thing," he kept repeating briskly.
"Women folks can't earn; they should
try their best to save."
"Boy3," fluttered Kosic, "Tveau idea.
Mary Ponn, who lives on tho next farm,
you know, camo over to see Elnia and
mo ycsteiday. Papa is earning his liv
ing; we'll earn something, too."
1 should liko to know how," mut
tered Spencer. I might hire out.somc
whero if it wasn't for that wretched old
horse and tho pigs and the wool chop
"Oh, but there is something that
won't interfere with tho chore., nor
with school," sai 1 cheerful little liosie.
"Just listen all I ask of you U to lis
ten." And tho weeks grew into month, and
the red leaves eddied dowa i ito little
swiris irom tuo m:ipu trees, ana "pig
killing time" came, and, with the aid of
a lame, cue-eyed man, Mr. Chesney laid
down his own stoc'v of pork aad saus
ages, with the sense of being triumph
The family had left ell comp'aiuing
now. Apparently, they were resigned
to their doom. But there wero some
things that Mr. Chesney could not ex
plain at all.
Anew rug brightened up the dismal
hues of tho parlor carpet; 11 sio had a
crimson merino dress, trimme 1 with
black velvet bars. E mi's fall jacket
was edged with substantial back fur;
and grand climax of extravagance
Mrs. Chesney had a new shawl in place
of the old garment which had bjen h?r
mother's before her.
Ho lookc I at tho housekeeping books
with renewed vigilaice; lu consulted
the tubs of his check book with a
glance that nothing could escape.
"I don't know how they man
age it," sail he. scratching his noso
with a lead p.-nei: that ha alw.iys car
ried. "I hale myderics, aad 1 mjaa
to bo at the bottom of this before 1 am
an hour older."
"Abigail," sai l he, "how is this?
I'vo given you no money. You've long
left off aki ig for money. How have
you managed to smarten yourself and
tho children up so? I won't bo choatcd
by my own wife."
Lima set down tli3 pitcher which
sh j was wipi ig, and cme and stood bc
foro her father with glittering cy03 and
checks stalled with crimson, liko a Hag
'Pipa,'' she said, "you must not
speak to mamma so. Munraa would
not cheat you nor anybody else. It's
mmcy we've earned ourselves."
Mr. Chesney stared at tho girl with
"And if you don't believe it, como
and sec how," sail Elmer, flinging
down lur towel. "Miry Ponn showed
us. She told us every thing, and gave
us the lirst swarm of bocs. Thcro aro
fourtccu swarms down under tho south
wall. Spencer sold the honey for us.
And we planted all tho nice llowers that
grow down in tho meadow, that you
said was too stoney and barren oven for
the sheep to pasture upon, and Will
dug and hood around them after tho
chores wore all done, and wo sent boxes
and bouquets of lilies and verbenas to
tho city every day by Mr. Pcnn's
wagon. And wo gathered wild straw
berries baforo tho sun was up, and got
cherries out of tho old l ine. And tho
money is all ours every cent of it."
"Honey, eh?' siidM-. Chesney, star
ing at tho row of hives, for Elm'i had
dragged him out into tho November
moon light to tin scene o f action. "Well,
I've f ecu these maiy a time, but I al
ways supposed they belonged to Squire
Pcnn's folks. And llowers and wild
berries 1 Didn't think th'ro was so
much money in 'cm. Gtnss I'll try tho
busines myself next year. Q leer that
tho women folks shmld have got tho
start of mo."
After that he rogarded his family
with moro rosnict. Tho mro fact that
they could earn mo icy had elevated
thorn immeis.dy in his si jht.
But when spring camo he lost his able
cc-ad jutor. Miss Elma incidentally an
nounced to him one day that shj was
going to bo married to Walter Penn the
"And mamma h coming to live with
u" added Elma. "She em't stand the
damp house and this hard work any
But Mrs. Chesney did not go to the
Penn farm. Mr. Chesney hifed a stout
s-crving maid and laid draia pipes under
the kitchen Kloop. If his wife really
under tooi her biiiiuess so well it was
worth while to kcop her well and activo
"I couldn't leave papn, you know,'
said Mrs. Chesney to Elma. "He mean;
well; and now that Itebccci Beckcl i;
coming here, and tho kitchen is dry,
we shall got along nicely.
go back to ihi city for anything now.'
"Nor I cither," said Elma. "Anc
oh, maram, I shall always lovo thos
bve hives under the hollyhocks, for i
wa3 there that Walter asked mo to bi
his wife. "
Mrs. Chcsucy tearfully kissed hei
daughter. She, too, had b.-cn hupp
once, and had her dreams. It waa
to be hoped that Walter Penn wa
made of different motal from
Chesney. Woman's M igzinc.
The Shy Corcaus.
The Corcans arc the fhyest nation ot
the face of the earth. Until quite Intel
they have abstained as much as possibh
from all intercourse with strangers,
holding studiously aloof not only frou
Europeans, who have sought their hos
pitality, but also from contact with tin
Chinese aud Japanese. Within the las!
few years, however, their reserve has
shown signs of thawing, and we are a!
least able to form some opinion as to tin
reason of their thyucss and to udgt
whether a closer acquaintance .rc-
veal anything worth knowing. As to
the first poiat, this shyness seems con
stitutional. Thcro is a limit to it, for.
liko most shy people, the Corcaus arc
The seclusion of women in thisgland
of the shamefaced is carried to the ut
most limit. L ulies out of doors wear a
green mautt., which covers the whole
countenance except the eyo3. Nor do
they willingly let their eyes bo seen.
"It seemed odd," said Mr. Carles,
"that each woman wo met should havo
arrived at that moment at h:;r home:
but, as we learned later on, women havo
aii-;htof cnlrae everywhere, and to
avoid us they turned into tha nearest
house at hand." O her travelers rc
couat that tho women are taught to
shuu tha opposite sex from their earliest J
girlhood. They aro even exhorlel to
talk as little as may bo to their own
husbands. What is still more extra
ordinary is the ianato mod .'sty of tho
ineu. This scntiinoat impels thorn to
work in jacket and trousers in the hot
test weather, while the licher classes
use a kind of bamboo framework to
koop thj clothes, otherwise unbearable,
from contact with their skin. I St.
General Crook and ilia Itcar.
General Crook hu of late years lo3t
his interest in deer-hunting, says tho
Omaha Bee, but it is said of him that ho
will go a thousand miles for the chance
of a shot at a boar, aud when ho goes
ho gcucral y gets tho bear. Once,
several years ago, he was oa a bear-hunt
in tin Big Horn country with two or
three gentlemen. They had tracked
tho bear into a big tule or cat-tail
swamp, and had just entered in pursuit
when tho tulcs artcd and a monstrous
bear appeared and charged for General
Crook, who was nearest to him. Oao
of tho gentlemen, in describing the in
cident, said: "The animal was not
more than twenty-five feet from Crook,
who stood still without moving a
muscle. Tho outline of his figure and
face stood against the background of
tho sky as clear as a cameo. The bear
came rushing with jaws opened wide,
and in a moment more woul l havo
seized Crook. Just at the right iostant
his riflj was brought to I113 shoulder
like a flash and a bullet sped straight
into tho bear s mouth and went crash
ing through his head. The bear fell
forward dead, and Gen. Crook was spat
tered with hi3 blood. It was the most
sigual instance of iron nerve in the timo
I ever saw," said tho eye
A Hornet's Nest in a Clock.
C. P. Kleine, a j.-wclcr in San An
tonio, Texas, has a very great curiosity
in the shapo of a small round clock, such
as arc sold generally for about $2, con
taining a hornet's nest. A young man
brought it to him saying his mother had
had it fixed only a few weeks before and
it wouldn't work. When Mr. Kleine
camo to open tho clock, what was his
astonishment to fi id a beautifully con
structed wasp's nest, or mud-throwers,
as they arc called thereabouts. So
pleased was ho with the novel sight that
he gave the young mau a new clock for
the old one and had tho curiosity photo
graphed. The industrious little animals
entered through the hole in the top of
tho clock, where the hammer of tho
alarm works, and proceeded to make
themselves at home. New York
Fiistcd Six Weeks.
From Sealtle, Washington Territory,
comes tho tale of a man who can evi
dently givo long odds to Dr. Tanner
and sti.l win in a contest. Ho is John
Lcary, aa Irishman, who, while in
search of work, was stricken with par
alysis of the lower limbs out in the
woods, yet managed to reach a deserted
cabin, where ho lay for six weeks en
tirely without fool or fire, and with no
water untii it rained, which was some
two weeks aftor tho attack.
Down In the meadow the litt'o brown thrnshef i
Build them a nest in tho barberry bushes;
Ami wlinn ih is finishp.l all nnstr nrwl nut
Three speckled eggs make their pleasure
"Twit-ter-oo twittorl" they hirp to each
"Building a nest is no end of bother;
But, oh, when our dear little birdies we see,
How happy we'll be! How happy we'll be!"
Up at tho cottage whero children are grow
ing, The young mother patiently sits at her sew
ing. It's something to work for small hobblede
hoys That will tear thoir trousers and make such
"And one must admit," says tho do ir little
"That bringing up boys is no end of bother;
But, oh, when they kiss me, and climb on
It's sweetness for me ! It's sweetness for me!"
A Little Ciirl'a Wonderful 13 c.tpc.
Yesterday morning a most rcniarka
Uo accilent occurred on the New Or
leans and Northeastern railway, near
Nicholson station, Miss., by which a
little girl was thrown out of tho train
into a blackberry bush beside the track
and miraculously escaped injury, re
ceiving only a few slight scratches from
the I riers.
The Boston excursion train was run
ning in as tho first sectioi of tho fast or
cannon-ball train which was followed
about twenty minutes bohiad by tho
second section. Tho train was running
at the same rate of sp ed as the cannon
ball train that is, about 40 milos an
hour aad tho littlo girl whoso name is
Mabel Smith, either leaned out of a
window and lost her balance, or stopped
out oa the platform and was whirled off
the coach; at any rate, sho wa3
thrown off with great force, and had
her body struck tho ground, would
doubtless havo been instantly killed.
Providence, however, was watching
over the child, and she fell into a black-
berry bush, whero sho lay unable to
move. Tho train, with her paronts on
board, sped onward ia tho early dawn,
no one onjboard being aware of the ac
cident. Twenty minutes later the cannon-bill
train enno alonr, and the sharp eyes of
the cngiuccr detected the littlo one ly-
inir in her very uncomforlablo bed of
briors. Hi applied tho air brakes,
brought the traia to a halt, and tho lit
tlo girl was picked up aad taken aboard
the train. This occurred about a mile
south of Nicholson station.
Oa tho arrival of the cinnon-ball
train the littlo girl was returned to her
almo-t frantic parents. Njw Orleans
The Klngtt lir in It llmm'N.
There is an overhanging, stunted,
leafljss bough over there, and upon it
has just alighted a kingfisher. At first,
its form is motionless: soon it assumes
more animation aud anon it is all cyo
and car. Then it darts hangs for
moment in tho air like a kestrel, aad
returns to the perch. Again it dart3
with unerring aim and secures some
thing. This is tossed, beaten and bro
ken with a formidable boak and then
swallowed head foremost, luo process
is again and again rcpcited and you find
that the prjy is small fish. From watch
ins an hour vou aro catrinced at tho
boauty of tho fluttering, quiveriug thing
as tho sun shinos upo 1 its green and
gold vibrations in mid-air. You gain
some estimation, too. ot tho vast
amount of immaturo fish which
pair of kingfishers and their youi
must destroy in a sinulc season. Later in
summer vou may see iho younir brood
with open quivering wings, and con
stant calling as tho parent biids fly to
and fro. Their plumago is little less
brilliant than that of the adult. Tho
hole in which tho voung aro reared is
never made by tho parent birds, but al
ways by some small burrowing rodent,
or occasionally by the little sand-martin
Tho food of this species is almost en
tirelv fish minnows aud tticklo backs
forming the principal parts. Water-
beetles, lceche3, larvae, and small trout,
a3 well as the young of coarso fish are.
however all takoa at times, and during
the rigor and frosts of winter the king
fishers betake thomselvos lo tho cs
tuarics of tidal rivers, whero their food
of mollusc aad shore-haunting crea
tures is dajiy replenished. O d natural
ists aver that tho bird brings up its
prey in its feet-, but this is nevjr so; all
its food is taken with the bcak Lon
The most rematkablo artistic produc
tion of the Gobelins Tape3try Manufac
tory of France, during tho reigns of
Charles X. and Loui3 Philippe, was tho
reproduction of tho "Life of Mario do
Medici,' tho originals of which, painted
by liubons, are in tho Museum of tho
Louvre. This hanging, which decora
ted the palaco of St. Cloud, was for
tunately presci ved when Paris was bo
seiged in 1870. Since that timo the
looms of tho Gobelins manufactory have
been almost entirely cmp'oyed ia repro
ductions of the great Italian masters,-
Dry Goods Chronicle.
Western Damsels Who Manage
Ranches and Run for Office.
The Phenomenal Success
the Idaho "Horse Queen.'
The girls of the Northwest aro pecul
iarly self-independent and soU-reliant,
declares a correspondent of the Now
Orleans Times, writing from Fort Ke
ogh, Montana. Thcro may or may not
bo something in the atmosphere that
produces the change in them, but cer
tain it is that sooa after their arrival
from the st itcs, from timi I, frightened
and hilf-icired creatures, they soon
blossom out iato self-supporting land
holders and farm jr., aad even go jo far
as to run for political ollice-. O 10 girl
ot far from hero cunj to Montana
rora a Chicago dry-gools store, where
she was getting a miserable pittance as
salesgirl for sixteen hours' work a day,
nd working six days out of tho seven.
She first went to Bozcman as a school
teacher. From school teacher sho came
boldly out as a candidate for county
school superintendent, for which fhco
brute of a man" was her only op
ponent. Beauty and cheek won tno
race, however, and the man was awfully
snowed uuler, and has not been seen or
heard of since. Another girl came
West about four years ago and took up
homestead claim oa Middle Creek.
Matters progressed so livorably mat
eIic proved 'up on time the limit allowed
by law. G10 acres, aud then started in
to raise sheep. Ia this veuture tho
gods favored her, until tho young and
enterprising damsel was compelled to
ive an overseer for her flock3 and
herds. Thereupon she sat down and
wrote to h r lazy brother in the East,
who was out o.' a job, paid his fare out
and made hi:n overseer.
Now it happened that the adjoining
claim was owned by a young bachelor
who also had a great many young lambs,
&c, in his own rhht. The two minded
their flocks in company for sonic time,
and finally agreed to joia fortune. In
stead of two farms of 610 acres each
these happy wool-growers now control
12S0 ;;cr s of the richest land in the
northwest, and their flocks roam in
company as they mcd to do, only now
they bear one brand instead of two, as
Asa matter of fact, there aro botween
1500 :.nd 2000 lndio3 in the northwest
today who are interested in one way or
another in ranch anl stock property.
Many of thorn come right out and ac
knowledge their brands over their
own name?, whilo many others again
are interested in stock running under
other uatnc, and in which they arc vir
tually silent partners. Tho history of
their success, too, is not so very
ttrange. B "ginning yjars ago with a
few milch cow, living within their in
come aad attending strictly to business,
a decade of time, with no particular or
special drawbacks to speak of, is bound
to make sooner or later, wealthy women
of them all.
Oao of tho most remarkable instance
of this kind is tho experience of Miss
Catherine Wi'kias, of Owyhee County,
Idaho, popularly known as tho "Idaho
Horse Queen." When sho was a baby
her father iivestcd 40 for her in a
fillr. hnd from this simple beginning
all her subsequent wealth has come.
Now that "Kitty ' is of age, she finds
her time pretty well occupied in looking
after hor largo band of Percherons,
Morgans, llambletonians. and Normans,
700 or 800 all told, besides a large
herd of cattle, which also belongs to
her in her own right. Still her taste
runs to horses, as tharo is moro money
in it, and the wild, free life connected
with tho ranching of them has some
thing decidedly fascinating about it,.
Again, a fine, fat steor on the; range is
worth about .$20, while oa Ihe other
hand a good horso is worlli,."at the very
least, $100, an I as aa. animal, so far as
rango and feed and care aro coucorned,
one horse, successfully raised, repre
sents fivo head of beof stock, and all
for one-fifth the trtu'dc of handling five
steers. 'Miss Wilkins employs about
thirty-five herders and cowboys to
rouud up and look after her stock.
Girls of all ages, from twclvo years
to sixty are rustlers in this latitude.
Ia Valley Creek is the ranch of W. N.
Miller, who semi-annually rounds up
and cuts out from his herd cattle suita
ble for beef.
Oa all of these trips tho thrifty ranch
man is accompanied by his twelve-year-old
daughter, who assists generally in
rounding up tho herd and in keeping
her father company. S "lo is a fearless
rider, this twelve-year-old child, and
can go scampering across the prarie on
tho back of her beautiful cayuse pony
at a rate of speed that would astonish
some of our modern paper fox-hunters
in the East.
On the other hand, a sturdy matron
of some fifty summers, whose husband
was away ia she mountains prospecting,
came ridinjr into Livingstone a short
time ago bound on a mission of impor
tant bu incss. From her saddle bow
hung a Winchester rifb, while tho ?ad-
die pockets wero filled with ammuni-
tion. Evidently this lady was eminent-;
1JT ItUlU KM blllo 1U1 UVl 3U11 UUWI Ult 11
The journey in and out was over 10Q
miles, which sho performed succcsshiilj
alone and unaided, without company ol
any kind save her horse.
CMncse Secret Chambers.
Work will bo commenced ia E's Paso,
Texas, in a short timo on a Federal
building for a postoflice and custom
house, for which an appropriation ol
$150,000 has been made by Congress.
The site selected for tho building is
near the centre of tho city, oa St. Louis
aad Oregon streets, and is still occu
pied at present by an extensive old
adobe structure one story high, cover
ing an entiro block, into which are
crowded together scveial hundred
Chinese and where all thoir peculiar in
dustrics are pursuod.
There are plenty of laundries in this
rambling old building, a number of
groceries, joss houses, Chinese physb
cians head qu arters, while it was gen
erally known that opium smoking and
fantaa playing was being carried on at
a colossal rate, but tho latter unlawful
pursuit could never be traced to the
building. The last few days orders
have been given by tho former owners
of tho land that the buildiug must be
vacated so that the property could be
turned over to tho United States. This
order has created the irreatcst conster
nation among the Chinese inhabitants,
and they aro in as terrible an uproar as
a beehive is when a foreign animal in
trudes into it.
The cause of this scaro has just leaked
out. The wholo of tho region has been
undermined by secret tuancls and ex
cavated rooms, in which not only opium
smoking and gambling has boon carried
on, but other dark deeds perpetrated,
without the white population of the
cities, and even tho owners of the real
estate, having suspicion of what was go
ing on. It is said that the Chinese
have been in the habit of keeping tho
bodies of those of their countrymen who
died in thoso subterranean chambers,
and boiled the skeletons clean of flesh,
and then sending thorn carefully packed
in trunks to Sm Francisco, as occasion
offorcd, for transhipment to China for
When in a few days fn m new the
buildings aro torn down aud tho ground
excavated for tho foundations of the
massive structure that is to stand there,
developments will bo made that will as
tonish this corr.munity. Last year
Chineso laundry standing near the track
at tho Southern Pacific Railroad depot
burned down at nisrht. and when the
next morning persons tcpnircd to th
snot th'jv saw underneath what had
been the floor of the dwelling avast ex
cavation, in which the charred remains
of the mass of gambling paraphernalia
were visible. The owner of tho lot irom
whom the Chinese rented tho building
had not ben awaro of the secret cham
ber which his tenants had constructed
Tea Drinking aud the Tcclh.
Somo years siuce, when on duty at
recruiting stations ia the north of Eng
land, I took observation on tho great
amount of disease and loss of the teeth
existing among tho class of men offering
themselves. It became a cause: of re
jeetion of itself ii great number. As
far as inquiries went I was led to trace
it to the excessive tea drinking indulged
in by the working classes in the manu
facturing towa, an 1 thg went oa all
through tho day. whether with food or
not. In fr.ct. instead of 5 o'clock
being the invention of the upper classes.
it was found to exist to aa in j iripus ex
tent in tho working classes long before
that times Tea seems to havo a pe
culiar tendency to cause hyperemia in
tho tooth sacs, leading to inflammation
and, eventually, abscess of the fang,
with, of courso, dcntralia at every
stage. Whether this special tendency
was due to thei :e or taauin having an
elective affinity for dentine it is not
possible for me to say. It would be
curious to know if medical men,
practicing ia such manufacturing dis
tricts, had observed the deterioration of
teeth to be coi: cident with tea drink
ing. British Medical Journal.
Buried in a Gold Mine.
A very remarkable incident occurred
at the burial of James Ilobinso.i, who
died at Matth.-ws' statio i, N -rth Caro
lina. He had been engaged in gold
mining all his life, and had for a long
timo managed tho Edtimrc and North
Carolina mine, in Mecklinburg county,
Nor.h Carolina. He was buried in
Pleasant Grove church. Tha gravedig
gers had just completed the i;ravo when
their picks uncovered a vein ol lieh gold
ore. The old miner was literally laid
at rest in a gold mine.- Atlanta Con
stitution. Face to Face.
"You would n,t thin," ho said, in
ducting a gentlcma l across tho street,
"that that ordinary, commo i place look
ing person has many times stared death
j u fliachingly in the face.'-
j 4,Whv. no. is he a d jspcrato charac
"Not very; hos aa ur.d jrtakej."
fNcw York Sun.
"So oero I am writing at home, dear,
And you so far away,
And when you read the letter,
1 wonder what you will s-iy.
The green loaves whisper around me,
The nightingales sing above,
Just is they d d that d xy, dear,
When you tola me all your love!"
"I can sea her," he fondly whispered.
As lie sat by the far camp-fire,
Aud read and read her letter
V itli heart that could never tiro.
"I pan see her ti u eyes shining
As sho leans cu her littlo hand,
And gazes and dreams about mo
Hero in this distant land!"
Tho buglo rang out at midnight,
The light was lost ere morn,
Ho fell, with his old b ittalion,
Leading a houoXorlorn;
Whilo nt home iho sun is shining,
Anil tho reses of Juna unfold,
But the maiden is quietly weeping
As sue dreams her dream of old.
The road to ruin The side door.
A soar spot Aa eagles nest.
High license -A bulloonist's permit to
navigate the air.
To make a long story short, send it to
tho editor of a newspaper.
Tho tin can docs not poiut a moral,
but it very frequently adorns a tail.
It was the lady who thought sho wa3
i i j r .-a
"omg to swoon wno uau a taint sus
There is something peculiar about
gravity in tho earth it attracts, whilo
in men it repels.
"How did you lcavj Kansas?" "By
rail 1 was the only passenger, ana
there was only one raii."
Many men with plenty of monoy in
their pockets ii id themselves "strap
ped'' in a crowded horse car.
Well," said an undertaker, "Pm
not mucn or a nguier, uuv wuu ii.
comes to boxing I can easily lay out any
"Papa, give mc a quarter to buy
some pcrlume, plcaUeU a niuc gin.
"Not a scent," replied the gruff and
A boarding house keeper announces
in one of the papers that he has
rottars-o to let containing eight
and an acre of land.'"
Dude (bad pay) That stripo looks
well so docs this. WThat would you
prefer for yourself if you were choos
ing? Long suffering tailor A check.
Youngster "Papa, what is a revenue
cutter? ' Fond parent (a hard-working
clerk) "The individual who employs
me, my child. He has just reduced my
Smallest Screws in the World.
The smallest screw.' in tho world aro
made in a w itch factory. There can bo
no doubting that assertion on any
score. They arc cut from steel wiro by
machine, but as tho chips fall down
from tho knife it looks a3 if tho
operative was simply cutting up tho
wire for fun. One thing is certain, no
screws can be seen, aad yet a screw is
ru ido every third operation.
Tho fourth jcwol-whocl screw is tho
next thing to being invisible, and to
the naked eye it looks like dust. With
a glass, however, it is seen to bo a small
scr.?w, with 2G0 threads 'Lo the inch,
and with a very fiao glas3 the threads
may bi seen very clearly. Those littlo
screws arc 4-1000th of an inch in diame
ter, and tho heads aro double th3 size.
It is estimated that an ordinary lady's
thimble would hold 100, 000 of theso
tiny littlo screws. About 1,000,000
of them aro made a moath, but
no attempt is ever made to count
them. In determining tho number 100 of
them are placed oa a very delicate bal
ance, and tho number of tha wholo
amount is determined by the weight of
these. All of tho small parts of tho
watch are counted in this way, probab
ly fifty out of the 120.
After being cut the screws are hard
ened and put in frames, about one hun
dred to tho frame, heads' up. This h
done very rapidly, but entirely by so nso
of touch instead of sight, so that a
blind man could doit jast as well as
the owner of tho sharp ist eyes. Tho
heads are then polished in an automatic
machine, 10,000 at a time. Tho plat'o
on which they aro polished is covered
with oil and a grinding compound, and
on this the machine moves them rapidly
by reversing motion, uatil they are fully
polished. New York Telegram.
Her Other Face.
A Sixteenth street lady was calling
on a K street lady tho other day, and
the small daughter of the house kept
walking around her and studying hor
head intently. Finally tho caller bo
caino so nervous she took tho child in
her lap. "Well, Fannie," sho said,
"what is it? You seem to be looking
for something." "Fy-w'y," hesi
tated the child, "I was looking for
your other face." "What do you
siean? I don't understand," said tho
puzzU-d visitor. Oh, mamma said you
were two-faced, but I don't sea only
one. You haven't got two faces, have
you? ' Washington Critic.