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PITTSBORO', CHATHAM CO., N. C, JUNE 27, 1889.
l)c IjQtl)ara Ufcorb.
The PentJilo's Sou;?.
A singer sang hi-, little song
From all tho world apart;
II.' cared not for a listening throng,
Dut sang b cause his henrt
Was full i'f mu-ie ns a liird's
And oftentimes ran oVr
His lis in sweet and si iplo w rda
That none had hoard before.
A. weary traveller pnssel that way,
And hoard the cheery strain.
It followed him through all the day,
And li icrcd in his b: ain.
And mmo iin s ou his way ho sang
The se n ; thai cheered iiu fo,
Till far mid wile the echoes rang
AeiO'S tho vales below.
And others, listening to the song,
Caught up its glad refrain,
And scitter.-d, as tl.oy went olong,
The hi Iheness of its t-train.
And many learned the ng of cheer,
And sang it for their own,
Tid all tlu world grew glad to bear
The song befo. e unknown.
Ah, little ihvame 1 the man who pan,
This little sons that day,
That he wa sin ',in to tin worll
What proves a d. a!hle.s lay. '
His grave is green up n the hill;
He lived ami died unknown,
Hut all the world is singing still
The s livl tin- ages own.
-Fb-n A', llejrurd in )'ufA' OuMjMtituii.
Tin Mysteriom Trunk.
tv iiki.kx rimtiKsT (itiAvns.
The first night in the new house
how inolTab'y dreary it was!
The day had dawned v Hi Hue sky
and wind full of treacherous balmincss,
but long before noen it had cli tided
over, and, with the dusk, a fj ie, needlc
pricki'ig sort of rain had set in, which,
without in k : 11 if much (.inward show,
had yet contrived to drench us girls
through nnd through, a) wo made our
way a!ong the streets with the parrot's
cngo, the music lvx and t he l est duplex
lamp with the jeweled ghis shade, the
three household treasures which for the
life of tu we dared not trust to the ten
der invrcie of the truckman, in spite of
his manifold vows and declarations that
he h.'vl moved "the very Lest families in
New York, and same of 'em every May
day for tin years.'1
Tile reader must not for a moment
think that we were rich jcoplo because
wo chanced to own this.! three treasures;
on the contrary, we were poor enough
to bo blood relations to Job's turkey of
The parrot wc had posse-fed poor
Chico! ever since we c u'.d ri m -tuber.
He was a profane parrot and an ill
tempered parrot, and a parrot with a
voracious n etite; 1 ir s'.iil he was our
Chico, and we never sought to break the
l i'i.d) of slavery to his standard.
Hie music, box had bean given us by
ail old aunt, who left all the re-t of he r
Dioncy to a Home for Indigent Widows;
tind (ho lim.p was all the rent we ha I
been ub!o to fjlkct from a defaulting
lodger who had occupied our best room
f(.r u year nnd a half.
For we eked out our painfully -insufficient
inci hie, Bculnh and I, by letting
lodgings, and wu did Lot always have
luck in the business.
To (peak paradox ieally, fho new liou o
was on old hoti c, and uut in the best of
repair. The yard pate was off its
hinys ; on" wind-iw blind banned dls
trnctingly against the north sidi when
;ver tho wind t )ok a lurch in that (li
cet ion, and tu Heulah cndoavjiol to
warm it can t-f cold tc-i nbive our flick
Jring gas jet, we could distinctly hear
:he rain leaking through on the floor
bovc our lua l with a ' drop-drop"'
Ilk'! the ticking of a clock.
As for mo, I had cut my lingers try
ing to open a box of sardines, and wns
tloloiotisly endeavoring to stanch the
blood with a far from iinmttculuto pook-it-hand
kerchief, wheu the last load
The truckman and his assistant were
tired and cross, and a little) tho worse
for beer; the i Id horse was played out;
the rain drove harder nnd harder, and
the wind blew out the shadclcss g.is in
tho i all just ns tho Jittta oil nssls'ant
iropi e l tho basket that c.mtninod th
best rrc ckery with a crash. Ami wc
were glad enough when nt length th
!at bundle of disorganized stovepipes
ivas flung int ) the I nretii 'lit hall, and
;he truckman vanished like au ugly
Ireatn into tlie m'st and darkness.
It was not until the next day that wc
li coverc 1 the tiunk.
There it stood up against the wall,
just i-xai tly as if it belong.' 1 there a
mug, sqiinto box, neatly covered with
:nnva, and 1 caring innumerable liotc-1
nbcls, f' ri'ign and domestic, nsto 1 on
t, while the one in tinl ' C" faced us lit
tither end, in black paint.
' Gracimi- in '.'' said iJ-ulah. "What's
'Perhaps it 1 clones t ono of the
odgcrs," said I.
"They d m't any of 'em begin with
T,"' reasoned Heulah. "I moan, their
"It's a mistake then," said I. "Some
Hi" wil' be send ng for it directly. ''
lint day alter dty overlapped ono mi
thcr, uod no one sent for the trsii'.
"The truckman ought to know," said
"We haven't got the truckman's
address," mid I.
"No, to-be-sure," sighed Heulah.
"I wonder what is in it, anyway,"
said I. "Do you know Biuinht 1
aim-jit think that ono of that bunch of
ru.-ty keys wo found in the basement
pantry would fit it."
We oughtn't to think of such a
thing," snid Bculah, severely.
"Why not?'' i-aid I. "Suppose the
contents arc perishable?''
"It would be equal to highway rob
bery," remonstrated Heulah.
"No, it wouldn't," said I. "And
tho old thing ii so dreadfully in one's
way! If we could only get it up into
the store -room I cforo the new ledgers
"Let's try," said Houlah.
So between us wo hoisted the trunk
up two 11 ghts of stain nnd put it sway
iu the angle of a chimney.
"It's awfully heavy," said Beulah,
"nnd there's something rattles inside
"I've heard of dead bodiei being cut
up an I park d in trunks sometimes,''
said I, in a whisper.
"Lctty, don't talk tutifcuse," fa'd
Ilculah, with a shudder.
Wo had had the trunk about a week
in our possession, whe.i I went back to
the old house that we had left, to get a
little bel-key which had somehow been
overlooked, on the t )p shelf of a corner
Mrs. Dawson, the eld lady who lind
moved in, was difconsohite.
"1'vo lost my boarder," taid she, "al
"Dear me!" said I, "that's a pity!"
"As nice a young doctor as ever you
let cye on,'' taid she, "in wanted the
front room for an ollh-e and tho back
parlor fVr a bed-room. Was to pay
weekly in ad van e, with extra for at
tendance on the bell, and meals sent in
from a restaurant."
"That would have bicti very nice,"
"And all because he cou'.du't find his
Lone!" caid Mrs. Daw.ion.
"Couldn't find his bones!" c hoed I.
''Surgical things and anatomies, you
know," explained Mm. Dawson. "He
in good as intima'ed as I'd stole c'm.
Now what si rt of u-e cotil 1 I make of a
lot of bones all w'red together? Is it
l k ly I'd steal 'em? '
Mr'. Dawson was so solemn and plain
tive, and the idea was so supremely
lidiculous that I went oil into a spas
modic tit of giggling.
I could not help it, standing there on
a chair, with half my h 'ad and shoulder
in the clo.'ct. I hope sh-i didn't hear
However, I found my bed key and
departed, and when I got home I told
the story of tho young doctor and the
bones to lieu ah; nnd even grave Heulah
"Hut I'm sorry that the poor old
lady has 1 st her boarder," said Heulah,
"Sjoml!" I cii.'d, overwhelmed by
a sudden remorse; "and I wo.ildn't have
laughed if I could have liclped it,
Heulah. Hut I couldn't help it !"
Half an hour afterward I heard Heulah
calling me. Hut I did not answer, for
the very good reason that at that ei
pci ial moment I was a martyr to cu
riosity. To speak truth, I was on my knees
before the mysteiious trunk, trying to
tit one of the equally mysterious bunch
of keys to it, nnd I had jo-t reached
that most aggravating stage when a key
hud been got in, and nliiolutely de
clined either to turn the lock or to come
S) 1 kept very quiet, and presently
my sis'.cr got tired of c dli;i,', and I
cculd hear her go out and close the door
How I workel nt that stupendously
obstinate key! Inw I g t a fea'her and
lubricated it with machiii) oil! how 1
pushed nnd pulled, and turned and
twisted, aid rclvcd over and over
ngain never more to meddle with what
was no business of mine! until, all of
a sudden, without tho slightest notice,
the key pave a little spasmodic quiver in
the lock aid the lid tl w up.
Over I fell, with a shriek I ko thoso of
At tho same niom.'tit the door behind
bo opened, nnd ia walked my sister
Heulah, old .Mrs. D iwsoa, and a tall
liiie-looki ig young man, with a silk
brown moiutaehe and dark eyes, that,
iu tlie o:io glnnce I g't of them, see me 1
fu 1 of suppressed bin liter.
I scrambled awkwardly to my fertand
Imcked into the nearest corner, heartily j
wishing myse f a mouse, a beetle, a
buffalo-moth, or any of thoso conveni-eiitly-ronMruc'cd
creatures that can dis
appear tut the crack of a Moor and hide
from human fight.
"Gracious in1, Ltty 1 what's the mut
ter i" cried Heulah. "And how came the
"This is the very trunk," said the tall
young man. Initialed 'C' for Car
son, you know."
"And I hope no ono'll never accuse mc
cf stealing human bones no more," suit
Mrs. Dawson, unfolding a prodigioui
white, pocket handkerchief, ns if pro
pared to burst into tears on tho shortes
"It's it's full of bones! ' I gaspsl.
"Certainly," assented the young man.
"It would be decidedly awkward tc
enrry my dlico skeleton through tht
streets on the top of a load of furniture,
so I dis-nrticulatod it and nek ;d it intc
this trunk. Hut how it came to be de
livered here I cannot imagine, unless it
was through the stup.dity cf tho truck
men." Then I began to giggle anew.
"What would Mrs. Dorchester liavc
said, Heulah," 1 whispore 1, "if she had
known that there was a skeleton ovel
her head for all this week? Or eld Mrs.
The young doctor exchnnged amused
glances with me; Ac laughed low. Hut
Mrs. Dawson stared steadily into bet
pocket handkerchief, and Heulah looked
ns grave ns a tombstone. I knew I vent
behaving very badly, but what could I
"I'm sorry I opened the trunk," said
I, "but I was so dreadfully, awfully cu
lious to know what was in it."
"Believe me, Miss Harry," sail the
young doctor, "I shall not prosecute
"It was very wrong of Lctty,," said
"I'm nlways doing (omothinj wrong,'
said I, disconsolately.
"Hut it was so very thoughtful oi
you," said the doctor to Heulah, "to
iciivmber that this trunk might possibly
belong to m '. It sets all the little com
plications at rest at once."
"And you won't give up Mrs. Daw
son's rooms uowi" siid Heulah kitid
B u! ah, who was always thinking oi
"Most assuredly not," said Doctor
Hut after they had gone away, I went
iii to my room and crie 1.
The idea of being caught I, a grown
up youi.g woman ajiening trunks with
a bunch of fal-e keys on the fly!
And I could not be comforted until
Doctor Cars u laughed mo out of my
scruples an 1 in irtiticatiou.
He ciine often to the homo to call
afterward. Ho said he owed so much
to Heul ih!
I suppose the skeleton was vahiible,
but ho needn't have made so much fuss
about it, I thought.
And one day when I was feeling very
cross and miserable, Beii'nh ca'iic to me.
"I.etty. " said she, "guess what Doc
tor Carson ask ;d me to-d iy. "
"It would require no fortune-teller
to guess," said I. "He; ak-d you to
marry him, and ho h is made a wi.e,
wi;e choice !"
And I hugged in 1 ki st 1 her tenderly.
"What noiiMMisc!" said B'lilah "and
I live years oiler than he at the very
least. No. dear little L"'ty; ho asked
me if I thou lit you would be, willing to
cnduie the trials and piivutioiu of a
young doctor's wife."
"And did you say yes?" I cried,
coloring like a rose.
"No' mi I Heulah. "I left that for
you to say yourself."
The Most Famous of Evangelists.
Almost every noon the crowd of
young and old men who hur;y into
Kinsley's for a rapid lunch is joined by
a short, stout man with a stubbly beard,
short littlo nose nnd small twinkling
eyes. He invariably wears a soft felt hat
pushed well forward over his eyes, and
ho hns the general nppearanco of a
shrewd and prosperous salesman in some
wholesale' j ibbing house. Ho u-ed to
be this, and was in tho boot nnd sho
lino until hi becatni ran verted. Now
he is kuc.vn fur and w ide as Dwight L
Moody, the Ilvangelist. No ono who
did not know the man wc uld suspect
him of being an evangelist on seeing
him about town. It is on the rostrum
where his force, firo nnd magnetism
crop out. Hut ho nlways appears dread
fully in parnes, whether ordering a
pinto of corned-beef or npciiling to
sinners for repentance. His earnestness
is his success. The other day he stood
in the hallway and chatted earnestly for
somo time with n well known business
man. A day or two later it wns an
nounced that Moody had purchased tho
site for a school, and tho well-known
business man's name was ui'iitioned
among thoso who contribute 1 the neces
sary funds. Moody did it with his
little earnestness. VhitJgo llera'd.
Hp Knew Her.
Mrs. Hendricks: Bertie, yourmotlier
is calling you.
Bertie Tener: Yes'm, I know it.
But I guess she don't want mo very bad.
Mn. lleiidiii ks; rel.t's called you
seven till S already.
Bertie Teaser: Yes, I know; bii1, sho
ho.u't jelled "Albert," vet. Tone.
HIDE AND SEEK.
riicy played nt hideand seek together,
Did Father Kun an 1 young Hpriue; weather.
He hunted high, ho hunted low,
1'hro' Hummer's heat and Winter's snow.
He twped about ill everything
Hut nowhere could Lo find youn? Spring.
He smil"d at first at merry Hummer.
He frowned at Aiitu nn, the lu-xt c mer.
He hardly looked at Winter's fac",
He had grow n weary of the race,
When stiiMcnly, ho heard horsing,
"1 iu back auin, you dear old tiling."
1'oiifi's Com oeni ion
OI I) HOUSES.
Jiscpli N. Taylor of Monrovia, lad.,
is an elderly (J nilcer gctillcm in. For a
good many yean he has had aT'his ser
vauts on his farm four hunei. Their
aggregate age war l.Syeirs, an average
of 32 years. One of them is still alivo
nnd able to do light work. Their long
lives are an illustration of what kind
treitment will do for dumb cieatures.
None of them were ever siek or ran
awny or hurt any person. Mr. Taylor
estimates that their labor was worth to
him eight times their cash value in their
the si'euiitow riti:r.i(i:t) roit iiATTi.it.
Hivcr rats nro very abundant along
the North Kiver and become very bold
when hungry. They steal bait, and re
rcntly dragged a string of fish into the
stone wall along the willows within ten
feet of Dr. Daniel (Jalvin, who caught
Ycstcrdiy the fisherman obicrvcd a
rat trying t catcli a sparrow that was
fee ling ou the sand nt low water. He
succeeded in pulling out the tail feath
ers of the bird, but the sparrow flew
away and quickly returned with a dozen
jf his male", ov dently prepared to give
thcr.it battle. His nitship, however,
did not jut iu appearance.
A r.MtTNKIiSllll' llIltDS .NEST.
Mr. W. K. H-a'e writes from Folk
inglon Manor to tho Loudon Timet; "On
this estate i- t be seen a nest which has
evidently b cu built partly by a thrush
ind partly by a hedge sparrow. The
uest itself is of the ordinary s'z.a of tho
thrush's nest. Hit instead of being
lined with mud it is lined with horse
hair, wool and moss. The birds seem
to have been good frienls (luting the
laying of their eggs. Recently there
were three sparrow's eggs in the nest
and live thru-h's. H.it on visiting the
nest later, it w.h found tint the spar
row's eggs had been de.-troyed. The
birds appear lo have ij iarreled whin it
."ame to the question of which should
sit on them, and tho thrush asserted its
rights, not, however, without a struggle
t)n the part of tho sparrow, ono of tho
thrush's eggs being broke:i,cine missing,
mil three being perfect."
TIIK STlillY OF A IMS'.
I'm nothing but a little pin, and you
may think that I have nought to make
into a tale, or (l.o that I am shy. Hut
it's more than forty years now, it's forty
years and four since I wu cuiied care
fully away from the old shop door. And
! I've picked up a little coinage, on tho
: way as I came along, and I'm a little
; less bashful if I inn not quite so strong.
; A j rctty woman bought m; with twenty
others and u-cd mo first to fasten the
j flowers that she w ire, and I seeme 1 to
j feel the swcctnesi of the little drops of
I dew; and I still dream of nestling
! against each pearly l.u 1, and tho inein-
(try makes ine hee lles of the wind and
rain and mill. But happine.s is short,
and bliss, too so .in, ll ei far iiway, and
mine, nlas! was over with the ending of
tho day, for my owner soon put her
j Rowers into n drawer and let lit : fall un-
noticed upon the matted lloc-r. A sei
1 vant shook the carpet and flung me into
1 the street, nnd n toin and tat tore 1 0-
year-old was the next to own me. He
: stuck me in hisrnggel sleeve nnd quickly
took mo home and gave nm to his sister.
She kept mo for a titn -, but I was sorry
when sho lent mo to her brother, wlnse
mini') I f( nnd was B-n. Ho dropped
me in the gutter where for ono dismal
week, I lay, longing to call or sl.rie'i.
At last one bright spring morning, when
t was filled wi'h de-piir, some littlo
chubby fingers lifted me out. r-iioc
th''ii I've passed through many hands,
nnd strango thrng( have I soon; I've
gone through lands of icj and snow,
through countries warm nnd green. A
traveler took mo in his c ut to the banks
of the Hivcr Nile. I've been twisted
nbout by children, 1 vc been squeezed
jtraight by their sires; I ve been dipped
iu ninny waters, I've been flung in num
erous fires but now I have been scoured
up a bit and nm nearly the same old pin
that was carried out of tic shop with
twenty of my kin. lhtrnt Fne l'nu.
Nothing Further to he Said.
Algernon: "I love yon, Miss F.thel.''
Ethel: "AH right; this is a f.o
cou try. "
"Exit Algol non.)
PAY OF ROYALTY.
What Europe's Sovereigns Get
' from Their Subjects.
Enormous Sums Required For
Them Every Year.
The people of the United States have,
generally speaking, but a vagm idea of
what it annually costs tho pe pie of
Europe lo maintain their respective sov
ereigns. The German Emperor heads
the list with a yearly stipend of fS, 40 J,
000, which means, in other words, that
every man, woman and child of the 47,
000,000 of Germans who inhabit the
Fatherland must pay an annual tribute
of about 18 cents to su tain the Uiguity
td the imperial crown. Tho czar of
Hufsia comes uc-xt, with a civil li.t of
fw.UitOJO, or u head taxation of nearly
nine cents for each one of bis fcw.OOO,.
COO of subjects.
The Emperor of Austria, who rules
over i 1,1100,000 of people, occupies tho
third place, with an annual income of
1,600,000 raised by means of un iu
dividud personal taxation of 57 cents,
for which every iahnbitaut of the
Austro-H'ingar.'nu empire is bound to
pay to assure the personal comfort of
the Emperor and the well-being of the
Queen Victoria receives from the .'17,
000,000 of people which tumpriso the
population of the United Kingdom a
royal tribute of fi,C)0,t)00, that is to
ay, that every member of tho English,
Seotcli and Irish families must con
tribute to the support of Her Majesty
and to that of her offspring to the
amount of 10 cctits per head.
With a population of 211,000,000
Italy favors King Umbeito with a e.vil
list which was rnisul last year to
!?:l,000,0)(), or a little intra than ten
cents for each individual. Spain, whose
population is abiut l(!0)J,0)O, pays
her baby king $l,t0), 000 a year, or ati
average of over 11 cents per head.
Considering that ia all these coun
trius, monarchy is more or less heredi
tary, su h facts and figure.! speak vol
umes and cannot fail to bring homo to
the mind of the reader a forcible com
parison between th.! republican and
monarchial forms of government.
Barring out Q lo.'ii Victoria, who is
70 yean of age, tin mijority of tho
crowned Inads of Eir jpearo ompiri
tively young, and may he expected to
enjoy for matiy years to come the geuer
otn supp rt piovid 'd for them by their
subjects. Wi holm it., th; present Em
peror of Gei in itiy, is only 2 I years old,
but promises to be a spendthrift, as iu
less than half a year he hisgotie through
a largo amount of his yearly income.
Alexa-ider 111., the Car of Kissia, is
1 1 year) oi l, a'nl ascended the throne
seven years ago, lifter tho murder of
Alexander II , his father. He lives be
yond his inc. ime.
Fran. .1 .-ef, the Emperor of Austria,
is !S years o Id, and during the forty
years in which he. hi; worn the impe
rial crowu lwii doubled his private
King 1'inb'ito of Italy is 17 years
old. He has occupied the throne foi
fourteen years, and, at this In ur, is said
to be in debt fo the amount of twenty
five million fraucs.
Abdul Ilamid, the Sultan of Turkey,
is 4t! years old. He was called to power
twelve years ago. Alio his rcveuuei
and expenditures, th-y ca i only be sur
mised, but tiro known to bo enormous.
Louis I. of l'ortugal is 50 years of age,
nnd during tho twenty years which he
has reigned in the little king lorn he
Las never ceased plaguing the bankers
of both Lisbon and Faiii for more
King Oscar of Sweden and Norway is
in his (! hh yonr, and although he has
been a king for over feven'een years he
is not known to have contrai to I aay
debts. The same may he said of King
George of Greece, who is now -IS years
old nnd hni reigned for over twenty-five
Alexander Olirenovik, son of cx-IC ng
Milan nnd (in suit King of Scrvia, who
is only 1 i, nnd the little Alfonso of
Spain, who is not yet 4 years of age. nre,
in the order of things, the last on the
list of European sovereigns whose c 'Stly
maintenance seems an anomaly at tho
end of the nineteenth contary. Mail
and I-'.rj'i ..
A Successful Strmrtcle.
"Charlie stayed pretty lute last night,
didn't he Ltli" asked Sister Kate the
"Yes," snil L'l, sleepily, "we were
trying the pigs in clover puzzle till
nearly eleven o'clock."
"And did you get tho pigs in tho
pen, Lill" asked Kute eagerly.
"No, wc didn't; but I got my finger
in this soli (aire diamond ring." Simer
Pennsylvania tiampi are the real Fa-Orauca.
Complaint is .some imcs made tliat
some of the hymns and Gospel songs of
today lack the spirituality and deep re
ligious sentiment that should character
ize sonjjs of worship, aad that d d mark
many cf the old hymns written by
Doctor Watts nnd others. While it is
true that some of the most tender and
beautiful hymns iu ail our hyinuody
were wiitten by those old writers, others
arc subject to the objietious made to
many of our modern songs.
A contributor to tho Chrintian Union,
writing on this subject, quotes some of
the quaint old by inns which, to the
present generation at all events, are not
calculated to arouso religious feelings.
Among them is one beginning,
Ye monsters of the bubbling de ,
Your Maker's pruises shout;
Up from the sands, ye codlings, l eep,
And wag your tails ab-mt !''
It would be difficult for a congrega
tion of today to sing this without smil
ing, niil the one that follows is almost
"The race is not forever got,
By him who faxU-st runs,
Nor the buttle by the itsil,
Who sho-.t the longest guns.-
A Northern clergyman, during the
civil War, used to say that never until
then had he found f eoasion or just.ftea
tion for his personal employment of
David's imprecatory pt-ulms; a sentiment
which was no doubt reciprocated on the
other si lo. The futhers, however, sang
"Why dust Thou hold Thinu hand ubnek,
And hid -it in Thy hip"
O pluck it out, and be not slack
To give Thy fee. u rap!''
There seemed to be littlo provocative
to devoutness, even though in form
Scriptural, in tho paraphrase of the Oue
huiidre 1-nnd-thirty-third Ftalm:
''Tis like the precious ointment
1) in n Aaron's board did go;
llown Aaron's heard it downward went
His garment skirts unto,"
But who is there who hm not at some
time had his heart touched and ITctn
thrilled by such old hymns ns "When I
canlt-al my Tit o Clear," "Am I a
Soldier of the Cross t" "Conic, Holy
Spirit, Heavenly I)..ve," or "When I
Survey the Wondrous Cross?" J"yut7i'
The Japanese kitchen is an exceed
ingly primitive nfTiir. Tlie cooking
stove or range is simply a furnace made
of plaster, with th:ee sopatutc compart
ments, in which fires are made with
sticks of wood. Over each compart
ment is a place for letting a kettle or
pot. This stove Inn no draught or
chimney. The sir.oko comes ( ut of tho
opening in front ! ml fills the kitchen.
When the caok wants the fire to burn
faster she blows on it through a hollow
reed or bamboo, or else fans it with a
little fan made for the purpose. At
one end of the langc is the pot in which
rice is boiled. It has u wooden top,
with heavy blocks of wool lot- handles.
On top of this ot is a flat w odcii hollo
used in dishing the rice. The rice is
Ifoiled fo that its grains keep their
shaj e. It is ncv -r made into a mush.
In the vessel place. 1 in the center of the
stove stews are made, nnd nt the end
next to this, or at the left hand of the
stove, is a k'ttle for ! ot water, with
the wooden dipper u el iu serving it
out. O.i the wall nnd shelves m ar by
are the knives used in chopping meats,
graters for giimling up radishes ami
other vegetables, ti-vs, and dilTcriiit
culinary utensils. A 1 asin with a long
wooden stick is ii"c i iu preparing the
wi'.i), or bean soup. The miso is mlxel
with hot water i i the basin and stirred
with the stick. This forms the soup
stock. The Japanese water bucket has
a handle m ule by inserting a cross-piece
lie'twoon two of the stives which are
prolonged above th ? other). A wooden
dipper with a long han lie is used in
taking the wa'er fri-m the bucket.
The Japanese li'-iiiolcoepir does not
me n tnnikct basket, but instead has a
box about 10 ine-hc ; squire, with a bale
or handle nnd a lid. in the exhibition
cao near the stove stands a "safe," in
which food is placed for snfc k-cping
from lliei or other insects. It is a dimin
utive i ITuir with a shelf inside and sides
and door covered with fine netting.
How a Froj Utilizes a Turtle.
At Heiible'n's res imrant on Mulberry
street a large green turtle and a frog nre
inmntes of the fountain t..nk. A frog
cannot nlways remain under water, nnd
there is no chance for the fellow in ques
tion to reach a landing place on tho
side of the tank, liut he hns discovered
that the top of the turtle's back is out
of water except when the turtle dives.
So ho mounts the back and rides nround
the tank with nu airof owning the wholo
business. When the turtle goes under
he swims around until the back comes
t the surface ngnin, when he ngain
mounts and continues his trip. Unit-
If I were a rose or a lily,
Or even a mo lost pink,
I'd so fear to be sold,-
Kuid the marigold;
"I s'lould never sleep a wink.
"You're siifi enough," laughe 1 the lily;
"Itid. d she is" chimed the rose:
"Ho r st quite at our oaso,
Just slivp ull you please.
We'll save you freim passing foes."
Thou pansioi and pinks nnd roses
In lulgud in n gen'e sneeze,
And to keep from laughing,
Wi.ile Lily whs ehutllng,
BowchI low to a gentle breeze.
Then up eai'ie the h ad of a violet,
Down from her eyes rolled a tear,
Tho' sho sjKike overtoil,
'Cheer up marigold.
Your fears are but idle, my de-.
The marigold looked at the lily,
The pansy looked nt the rose,
As the old gardener gray
Cume to put them away
Ou a basket of moss to repose.
'"We nre going away," sighed tho lily;
Buid the pink, "I wond r where?
I you think it will to
The great world to seo;
Oh, shall we be happy there?'
Where each one went in her beauty,
Tm sure I rotild nev r t-U,
But our plain innrlgohl.
Although sho wus sold,
Charmisl all in a wedding b 'II.
Mm. A'i'f W'ehnlvr in Free Tit St.
Hair may be plaited nnd yet bo
A cat with its fur milled docsu't feel
Song of tho drygoods clerk: "Swing
ing in delaine. "
Fall fnhi ns can never be populnr
with an aeronaut.
Bradley ' Hullo, Biggarsl Hard nt
work, I see. Sty, BiggaiJ, I heard a
good joke on you awhile ngo. It was
about you und '' Bifgars "S-shI
5Iy wife is in tho back ofli:e. "
"Well, that's funny," remarked
young Munki'C. "What was funny!"
"Why, that rema'k of Miss Johnson's.
I asked if I nrght see her homo, and she
said: 'Certainly, rn a clear day,' and
then she walked off with that j ay, Blod
Spoliator (to defendant) "Well, I
gu "ss the jury will find for you. Tho
judge's charge was certainly very much
in your favor. Don't you thin'.c sot"
Defend int (moodily) "Oh, I knew
nil along that the' judge's charge would
be nil right. It's tho lawyer's charge
that's worrvin' me."
Tin Coffee I'ols Healthful. .
j "Tin coffee pots are as healthful to
j u?o as silver, nil 1 they w ill last j.ist as
I long," said u workman in tin recently
i to a reporter for the New Yoik Mail and
j "How arc these tin pits made?"
1 asked the reporter.
j "They put the tin on Russia iron.
1 The way it is done is to take a sh"et of
i Itu-sia iron and dip it into red hot tin.
I Upon this molten tin is a lot of tallow,
! which c leans the tin and gives it lu trc.
If it were tmt for this tallow the tin
1 would be all full of little bunches,
i Very often we: find tho tin sheets very
j greasy when we get tin in. This comes
! from the tallow. K'i'sia inn is tho
I same material as is used for the body of
; a stove. This is u-ually triple-coated,
1 sometimes more. The l ost tin is im
! poitod. For soiii" reason or other it
" cannot be made in this country. Tho
t Yankee tin made here is what we call
cooked tin, and cheap articles are usu
i ally made with it, such at live-cent
1 goods. Till tea or e-llTeo p its m'lit bo
i well dried after u ing, lind kept very
clean, ami they will then be good for a
number of years.
The ll-cp-sioii of Niasnr.t Falls.
In nil ltd lr ss in Washington before
the United States Genlogic il Survey,
j FmfesMir Gilbert gave the following in-tcrc-ting
information iigarding the rc
I cession of the ..round under Niagara
j Falls: The estimate is that for the past
forty-four years the falls have receded
at the rate of 2 1 feet in a year. Tho
Horseshoe Falls are nt the hoeil of tho
gorg; and tl.it American Falls at fho
eastern side, but the time was when both
were together, before the little pwnt
called Goat Island was reached. The ro
cissioii is more rapid at the centre than
on the fi les. As the crest of the Ilorsc
sh e Fails retreats the water tenuis to
concentrate there, and the tiino will
probably come when (he sides of tho
present falls w ill have become dry shores.
The gorge is known to be .'15,500 feet
long. A calculation has shown that, on,
this basis, the falls began to wear away
the rock of t he escarpment no ir Lew is to a
about 7,900 years ago.
Fixed on Higher Things.
"Wife, you nre too vnin about that
dress. You should fix your mind o
"1 have dear on a fifty dollar bon
net I saw in a win low , today."