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ITITSB0U0 CHATHAM CO., N. C, JULY 18, 1881).
Decs Anyone Kuont
Does anyone know what's In your heart am
Tlio forrow and song,
Tho demon of sin nml llio anvl divine
Tlio right nnd tho wrong,
Tho dread of tho darkness, tlio lovo of tlio
Thn i lib ami tho flow
Of hop; and di.ubt forever nnd aye,
l)nn Anyone know?
Pi we anyone dream of tho lovo Hint is yoiirH,
Tim heart tluit la mine;
The depth nnd tho width of tho cup that
Of rich red win";
Of hnt that is (I n k as tho midnight of grief
The nn;ui h mid wi o.
Tho dark l mils til halting nml Mini) untie
IIom anyone know?
Ia anyone s-e whn wo h ivo in th licm
T love and In linti'i
Of I fo's every motive mi Inlr rale rt
Of chiic and of fat";
Tim eieiu'ry of kitscs. of starlight, of songs,
Of ro cs ami snow,
Of woman's swoot eyes, of prnyets oad
ihie.s nnyono know?
IWk anyone Iciu ken to iniil" of liells.
And tilt- sili of tlio sen,
Ami tho whisp r of n tjodhimls Hint tniit murs
nnd i 'lis
Ki r yon nml for mo;
The round of fond void Hint i vi r i'sioniI
In tonus soft ami l-on.
To t!i prayer we nro breathing into i lit-1
IJokm anyone know?
UNDER A CLOUD.
"Hoar mot'' said Mrs. 1VII, "what in
tlio mutter with Carry? Ain't sick, is
Mis. Pell had como up to her lodger's
room to borrow a dust pan. Lifo : mong
tho poor tone ment-hoiiso life, at least
Is all givo ami take; ami Mrs. Pell
borrowcl dust-pins and egg Ix-ntois,
just m Mis. Ie Hi Iter of Upper Fifth
iivrnuo would borrow a p'ecu of music,
or Miss Wuldogravo tlio hut now novel.
Tlio Boltous had only lately como to
tlio house. They were very poor, yet
Mrs. Poll somehow icqiectcd an intnn
giblc cssenco of ladyhood that hovcied
about them. They had no carpet on
their flood, yet it win always clean ; tlio
curtains woro nuido of "cheese-cloth" nt
four cents a yard; tho bed on which
mothers and daughters Blept assumed
tho similitude of a stained pier-wardrobe
by day. Tlio cooking was dono on a
kerosene stovo in the corner ; and Mrs,
Pell had discovered that Mrs. Helton
did floss-silk embroidery on flannel for
infanta' wardrobes, while ('airy was ono
of tho attendants in Muller & Co. 'a
great dry-goods store on Uroadway.
' I kuowed they was genteel," said
Mrs. Pell, "tho minuto I ret eyes on
'em. Mrs. Helton's dresj is shabby;
nnd Mrs. limine, tho grower's wife on
tho first-floor, wears a brand new fII k.
but Mrs. Boltou wears hers somehow
(i ITeront; and Carry's bonnet is plain
black straw, with loops o' giren ribbon,
but it's a great deal more lady lied than
Susan Jano Hawloy's pink eiapc, with
the red feathers oud tho lihinc stono
daggers stuck in it."
Hut to-dsy Carry was crying, and
Mrs. Bolton, with her floss-silk em
broidery pushed to ono side, was try in
to comfort her as best she could.
"No," said Mrs. Uilton, "sho isn't
sick, but "
"lam discharged I" said Carry, sud
denly straightening herself up. "I've
lost my place. Ono of the customers
brought a point-lace handkorehief to
the store to match it in flounces, and
sho couldn't find it afterward, and "
"I know," said Mrs. Pell. "I had n
nieeo onco lu oue o' them big stores, and
you can't teach iuo much about 'cm.
Tlio giils is raciitlced right straight
along to tho customers' whims. It was
laid to you, of course. "
"An 1 I may consider myself lucky,
so they toll mo," cried out indignant
Carry, "that I am not arrested and
thrown into priou! Only 'previous
good conduct' lias saved inn! But I
don't consider mysolf lucky! I consider
that I l:avo been insulted a id aggrieved.
'Carry, Carry!"' gently soot hod tho
Ami Cirry'a raisionato words died
away in u flood of tea s.
Hut what are wo to do?" alio
wailed. "Howa o wo to live? No
ore will ta'e in i iu, after this. H
would bo useless for me to try to get a
Ood will provide, Carry," wlippTe I
Mrs. n iton.
At that moment there mine a fdiarp
tap at th') door.
'It fie young woman raly for tho
place out in Orange County?'' asked a
gr.ifi voice. "Mr. Jesup's wagou is nt
tho door. That's in And he's a- wait
"La, me!" raid Mrs. Pell, starting
up. "I cle in forgot all about it. Namo
of JMiip? Louisa Olcott, the's dread
ful sorry, but her uncle ain't willin',
on sober tccoud thoughts, to let her go
out of the city. They've gono to Cjney
Island to lay, aad "
, "Ain't that the jojng woman?" said
Mr. Jcssup, nodding his head toward
Carry lleltou as ho stood iu the door
way. 'Certainly not," said Mrs. Poll,
bristling up. "This is a floor above the
0!c' tt rooms."
"No offense, no offemc!" raid Mr.
.Icsup. "Hut what bo I goiu' to do?
My wife sho ra'cula'c 1 oil my bringiu'
homo a hired help, and I diinuo not h in'
nbout your iiilolligeneo olluo. Anil
tho train gooi nt eleven."
"What fort of a place is it?" nsked
Carry, suddenly turning aroiin I.
' Uinrral hiniso work," said tho old
farmer, leaning nga'uiHt tho sido of the
duor. "A littlo of everything, fort o'
handy woman about thn place. Jest
ezactly the sort o' work our darter
would have done if she'd lived to grow
up. Ten dollars a week nnd a good
homo. I dunno what you thing of it,
but it seems to mo a pretty fair offer.''
"Mother," said fairy, breathlessly,
"I havo a gn at iirnd to go, if if Mr.
.lessup will take in"
"And glad of the chanc e," sai l the
old farmer, dice fu ly.
"1 don't know nut .-It nbout house
work," went on Carry.
".My woman'll teach you," raid the
farmer. ' She'd be iloiu' it herself if
it wasn't for Iho rheumatism in her back.
And you look like ono who would be
iiii k and hnndy to learn."
"And I know all about her," xaid Airs.
Pell, "ami 1 tell you, Mr. .Ic&mp,
she's u good, tiu-l worthy girl ns ever
"1 could jedgn ai much as that by
her looks," snid Mr. Jessup, shiewdly.
Si Carry Helton steered her I it I Its life-
bmk into this new current
She had not been n week at Jes-up
Farm before sho wrolo home to her
DrH MnTiirn: I nm the leippiesi f i i in
nil the world. Tlrs Is a lovely plae..-all a)--
ple oiehnrils nod meadows km-o-ileep in red
clover nnd timothy grass. I help to milk
t lie cow s every night, nml the la idis and
chieken know me nlready. Mrs. Jessup is
t'ie klndo t o'd lady yon ever knew; nil she
is afraid of Is that I shall do too much.
Frank that is her nephew who lives hero,
anil helps Mr. Ji'weip with the farm bring
in all the wood and water, and is always ask
ing whnt ho can d to help me. I supjHtso
I ouht m t to call him 'Frank,' hut every
one elsn de.es, nml It Minns so p rfeetly nat
ural. All that trouble m mother, is hoiiiK
Keparateii from you, ami I have such a do
lii;li:ful plnn. It wns Frank that II 1st
thought of it, and Mr. an I Mis. Jessup do
not object. There i ono wins "f the old
farni-hous that Is only used for a Ktore
plaeo two delightful rooms, with a Knvit
flre-plnw bin rnon ;h for a w'.iole eoloiiv.nml
wiudows linking out on the river. They are
a littlo out of repair, to bii sure, but I can
easily whit wash ami repair them, with
Frank's help, and yon are to como nml live
there. Ami all tho rent kind Mrs. Jessup
II arcepi is a little dressni iking now nnd
then, Mich as you tiro handy with, for her
p Kir old linger-joints are all stiiren.il with
rheiimatl- in, nml she canmit hold a mv lie.
Anil you can go Into the city n ith vour em-
iin idery every we k or two the fare is not
so very great an I mmi can breathe iu the
Kinell of the new inimn hay, nndenther wild
flowers ami swwthrler, nnd eh, ninth r dar
ling, wo Miall be so liappy I"
Mrs. Helton rend tin1 letter through
teats of delight.
It will be like heaven)" she said to
herself. "My dear, thoughtful child I
Hut I wonder who this 'Frank' is? I
woudor whether she knows how often
her though. s and her pen turu to him?
Ho must bo good if he is with these
Sho wcut out to tho old farm. Carry
met hor st the station in a wagon, with
with a handsome, sun burned young
man holding tho reins.
"Thii is Frank Jessup, mother!" said
she, with a radiaut face.
The two rooms wore in perfect order.
A bunch of roses stood on tho bureau,
and summer evening though it was, a
firo of los burned within tho deep,
moko blackeiie I clnms of tlio nncic it
chimney, casting re 1 reflections on the
newly-papered wa Is "lest it should bo
damp," said Carry.
And the first real homo feeling which
they ha 1 known for yents ci'iue, like
the brooding wings of a dove, over the
hearts of mother and daughter a.s they
cat sido by sido on tho door-step, under
Iho gnrn apple-boughs, w ith a great
Mar idiining ia tho west, and tho sound
fa brooklet gurgling along beneath
tho wil'ows beyond.
Tito blackberries on tho hed 'O were
ripening; tho roses hid blown away;
drills of pink and the enily applet wero
beginning to gleam like sphetes of gold
through the loaves wheu Carry came
into the wing-room, one evening, with
a pale faco.
"M liber," said she, "tho hour has
come! I must go nway fr.im here. You
must go with me! '
"Fiank Jessup hai nkcd mo to bo his
'I thought he would, Carry. I knew
that ho love I yon," sai l Mrs. Helton,
with innocent prido. "An 1 no wondor I"
'I told him about tho si.k handker
chief, mother the handkerchef that
they accused mo of stealing!" whispered
"What did ho say, Cnrry?"
"He said ho did not care he wantc
mo to be his wife all the Btmio."
"M ithcr, I to!d him that could never
bo. I never could lot tho cloud which
hat d.irkened my own lifo cvershidow
"Hut, Cury, if ho lovos you"
"All the tuoro reason that I should
savo him this humiliation," said thn
And when Mrs. Helton looked at l.cr
sot f.ice, she knew that nil rninonstrancu
was in vain.
"We must go away," said Cairy. ' It
will bo like tearing thn heart out of my
brepst; but theic Is only Iho one thing
And she bunt into sobs nnd tears on
her mother's shoulder.
"Hush! ' said Mis. Helton "hush,
my darling! Somo one is coming up the
walk. It is a woman, with a red shawl
and a green parasol, and an ceiudreis
tiiiiim d with garnet bands. Why,
Cirry, it is Mis. Pell, our old land
la ly !"
"Yes, it's me," Maid tho landlady of
Judith Street tenement-house. "How
do do? Surprised to sco me, ain't yc?
Well, if this 'ere ain't u ptclty place!
Hut I sort o' felt us if I had to como.
Tuller's ahop. walker, Iio wns to the
house yi sterday. Tim firm sent him.
They're short o' hands, and (Ley want
Carry to come back to the lace Ci imlcr
again. And tho lace handkerchief that
made all tho trouble is found. The
dressmaker found it down in tho folds
of the young lady's ajiruu overskirt,
when she ripped it apart, last week. It
had slipped down into tho liniu', and
the: ; it lay. The young lady's dread
fill sorry about it, too!"
Carry's face had grown bright.
"Found, is it?" said alio. "And 1
am exonerated from all blame? Mother,
give Mrs. Pell a cup of tei. Don't you
see bow tired she looks? And I will go
hack to where Flank is wailing for mo.
I I think this will bo good news for
Mrs. Pell stayed all night and went
back to thn city with a iiiousler bunch
of pinks and roses next iliy.
Hut Miss Helton did nut go back to
the lacii counter at Muller & Co. 's.
Mrs. Pell iliily informed tho shop
walker that sho believed tho young lady
had accepted another engagement.
H ippy Carry I Tho cloud had rolled
away from her lifo. Tlio sunsliino lay
beforo her now. -S'turiLnj Sight.
Tho F.nvcloprt Industry.
The enrelopo is a comparatively mod
ern invention. When postage was cal
culated on Iho mini tier of pages in a
letter, such a covoriug as an envelope,
could not bo used, and it is only with
in Iho last half century that prac'.ical
success has been achieved in this im
portant industry. Now the sales of
envelopes in the Unite! Slat-s realize at
least ".1,11(10 a day nt wholesale prices.
Over WO natculs havo been granted for
envelopes nnd machinery fur manufac
turing them, and tho latest idea is to lix
tho mucilage on the envelope itself in
stead of on the flap, so that tlio person
licking tho latter can ernpe au overdoso
of gum nrahic, or somo one of the
numerous sticky substitutes which
tho scarcity nnd increasing prico
of that useful, if sticky article,
have called into being. . So far,
this new idea has not realize! a for
tune for the designer. The tiovcrn
tneut combination letter nhnct and en
velope a great convenience to drum
mers and other travelers is really not
an advance nt all, but merely an imita
tion of tho mist primitive efforts. The
prico at which tho Postal Department
supplies btamped envelopes is so low
that iu order to compete with it tho dif
ferent m.intifacturcn cut prices until a
regular war was declined. Finally they
got tired of lighting nnd selling at a
loss, and nfter buying up Iho most in
Jispensalilo of Iho patents they formed
n trust and ran (rices up a little. Hut
tho ndvanco was so reaionablo that thero
has bet n compaiatively littlo kicking,
and tho very fuel of the trust's existence
has been well nigh lost sight of.
(jwlxs- JJt nycrnt.
A Healthful Fruit.
A la.y dyspeptic was bewailing big
own misfortunes, and epe.-king with a
friend on the latter's heallhy appoar-
"What do you do to make you so
strong and healthy? ' inquired tho dyt-
' Live on fruit alone," answered h'l
"What kind of fruit? '
"Tho fruit of industry; and 1 nm
never troubled with indigestion."
Tho Only Solution.
"I'm so indignant that I cannot prop
erly rxprosa myself!" cried the spraker.
"Then put a stamp on youifclf and
go by mail," wat the unsympalliclio re
c ii mm K.vs cousin,
CIIII.IUIKV HOWINU PKF.DS.
Aro you howing weds i f kliidno s,
bit tie ones?
You can never bs too eireful,
Utile i lies!
Areyon sure you've it ii" your duty!
Will your plans xpriiiK up in ls'imty?
Full of fragrance ;lnilsemn Imoty,
Aro you sowing sweet seeils of Iovp,
Then your fruitage will sure ho glad,
bit lie iui"s!
On your bright, givn-eliid bit of earth
(Iml's tender Kiiiil- will bring to birth,
Fragrant blossi.msloeh.s.ry ur hearth,
I .it t It ones!
WIIKN A Fltllll IS A I1AIIV.
Ho is no frog at nil, but u fish with
gills and a t ii', and is called a tadpole.
Then ho lives altogether in tin; water.
After a while tho gills waste away and
a pair of legs bunt out of liii skin and
grow quite long. Then out bursln an
other and shorter jair; then tho tail
shrinks away, a tongue comes, the lungs
grow, and at last our li'tlo fiiend has
put clT his brown coat for a green one.
Ho gives a hop and jump out of tho
water and is no lunger n tadpole. When
winter comes froggie does not go south,
bi t he hides himself deep in the mud
at tho bottom of the stream nnd tnkes a
long nap until spring has como around
again. Then ho is as bright and jolly
as ever and gives his noisy concerts ev
ery evening. Sc'nul in,l Iloim.
' llt'lHHNII WISDOM.
To-bo hal ii passion for accuracy, and
when sho could not command the ex
pression for an idea, would quickly
make ono. Thus she wns overheard one
day saying to a liltlo playmate who had
put a sand-pio into tho oven and in
stantly taken it out again, declining it
was done, "You can't do it so. It
couldn't bake in just a now." And
once when she was out ii ling with bet
parents, ami for tho first time saw n
beautiful green hedge, sho pointed to
ward it with her chubby linger and in
quired, "Papa, iu placo of n fence,
She spent a summer in tho country
wi h a family that ha l three dogs In
which alio was very much inteicstel.
Ono day when one of the dogs was
amusing its jl f by turning over n nl toss
ing up a box turtle, si c ran around to
the kitchen and got a bone. Tills she
. i ,i i i
threw to the dog, nnd as s on as ho wns
engaged witli this, she snatchcl up the
turtle anil ran into tho house. She ex
plained that sho knew tho dog could
not injure the turtle, but sho should
think it would "hurt tli! turtle's feel
ings to bo towl around iu that way,"
Her father wed to say to her, us an
inducement to good behavior, "If you
aro a good girl all thy month, I will let
yi u be so many years old on your next
birthday." Tum was a very solemn
consideration, ami always hid an im
media' e effect, till ono day she answer
ed, ns a lig'it suddenly burst upon her,
"Why, Pupa, you can't stop me from
being four years obi in .la mary. You
can't make me four years old, a id you
can't stop me!" .V A7(7co(.
A hawk's stkasiik affwtion.
Tlio first public i xhihition of a "Hap
py Family" in England was given about
fifty yenri ago, when there wero shown
a monkey, a cil, several rats and threo
or four pigeons in one cage. Tho monkey
was on excellent terms with iho cat, so
long ns puss would allow him to warm
hunsclf by cuddling her. Otherwise ho
would show his vexation by slyly giving
her tail a nip with bit teeth.
T!io birds peiched on tho cat's back
and pecked at her fur, and tho rats were
as friendly w ith their n itural enemy as
if she were ono of their own sort.
A lady walking on tho Isto of Wight,
Blys J mil lis l KHy.( non, ohseivol a
littlo kitten curled up on a mossy bank,
taking n midday nap. As she Fl ipped
to stioko it a hawk swooped down, a i I,
pouncing upou the kitten, hid it 1 1 nm
The lady, fearing for tho life of tho
kitten, tried to rescue it, but tho hiwk
firmly fneed her, sloo I nt bay ami rc-
fu c I to move. Sho hastened to a IKh-
crman's cottage mi l told tho iiuuites of
the impending tragedy.
'It's always so,'' aaid they, laughing,
"that hawk always cmn -s down if any
one goes nenr the kitten. Ho has taken
to it nnd stays near nt hand to watch
whenever it goes fo sleep."
Tho lady, gieatly interested, mndo
further inquiries, nnd leamc 1 that tie
kitten's mother died, nfter which tho
nursling was missed for several days.
One day the hawk was aeon nbout the
cottago picking up scraps of meat and
carrying them to tho roof of the cottago.
The fisherman climbc l up and found
tho lost kitten nestled in a holo in tho
thatch, and thriving under the care of
its stia'ige foster- father. It was brought
down and restored to the cottage. But
the hawk would not resign his charge,
and was always at hand to ro cue tho
kitten irom the careise of ttraugerj.
Founder of the American Red
Her Noble Ministrations to tha
I3ick, Woundod and Afflicted.
"Belief in war, famine, pcstilonee and
other national calamities. " Such, says
the New York 1'rem, Is the motto of the
Ameiii no Bed Cross Association, whose
p c ident i. Miss (J ara Burton, who bast
en'.' I to Johustowu ninong the lii'.t to
ulTmd per-onal relief to tho alllii.ted val
ley of the (,iiiema"g!i.
Tho story of Clara Birlou and the
Bed Cross is familiar in outline to all. It
was she who, on the morning after the
enpil illation of S'raOiurg, in tho Franco
Prussian war, entered tho conquered
cily mid her solo password tho scarlet
cross on her sleeve began that noble
miuis' rati"ii to tho nick, tlio wounded
and the iilllicted which has undo her
From rMrasI urg Clma Barton has'ene l
to Paris to cent nuo her minis! rat ions
ninid tho horrors of the Cumiiiunn.
Clara Barton next nppenred upon the
scene in tho midst of Iho Mis i-sipii
11 o Is of 1SS4. Tho terrors of that
lime aro readily refilled, when thou
sands upon thousand) of onco thriving
inhabitants wero 1 'ft without homes,
food or money, an 1 there was no means
for them to puieliaso even tho seed for
tho spring sowing. Then it was that
the founder of UmI Cross appeared upon
a steamer loaded with food and susten
ance and money for tho seed tim
Tho ministrations of Clar.i Birlou in
our own great war are well known.
Her philanthropic sprit ultimately
found vent in tho Order of tho !i il
Cross. Tho oig.ini.at ion is an associa
tion of relief societies in various coun
tries. Its prime a in is ministration to
Tho idea of the order ii said to havc
been cnucoived by llemi Durant, a
Swiss gen nniau, who at Solfeiino was
impiessu 1 with tho swift an I sudden
suffering borno in upon tho wounded
soldiers and with the need of mure inpid
and effective relief. M. Durant p e
seuted his thought to the Society of
Public 1,'lilily, which corresponds to the
i . . , .
fry, and on October 2l, IMil, n conven-
tion was held at Geneva, composed of
delegates from various countries our
own Minister to Sivit.erlivid, Mr. Fogg,
taking an active part ivid resolutions
wero adopted p-oviding that the ambu
lance and military hospitals in battle
bIiouM bo held as neutral, and relief
pervice likewise, even after the field bad
been canied and occ.ip'ed.
Twelvo nati'iiii at once agreed to the
adoption of this international measiiie,
and all civili.o 1 nations now roeogni .
Miss Barton is a native of Maine. In
early life sho was a teacher, nnd she
founded n-veral free schooh iu New Jer
sey. In lS."i7s!io became a clcik iu tho
government service at Washington. H i
signing at the on! break of the war, sho
entered tlio hospital service, and her
tender ministrations are still told of by
those who suffered on the field of battlo
and wire prisoner! at Libby prison, An
dorsonvillo and elsewhere.
The Sugar Tree of India.
Fvcry part of the tree, in fact, is of
use, the timber being bard an I slrong,
close and even-grained, is used for the
wheels of cariinges, railway shvpers,
etc. The flowers when dried have some
what tho odor and appeal am o of sul
tana laisius. They are produced in
enormous piautitie in March and April
nfter I bo old leaves have fallen, and le
fore the new Icavet have appeared the
c:op larely fails. Tlio fleshy flowers
fall off and cover the ground beneath
tin tru-s, and mo gathered eagcily by
the natives eveiy morning during the
llowei ing sea on. A singlj tiei yields
from 2(H) to IHO p Hinds' weight of
flowers. They nie very lich in sugar,
and y eld when fermented a huge ipian
tity of spirit, as much as six and ono
sixteenth gallons of proof spirit pci hun
dredweight having been obtained from
them. The spirit is m iniif.-u-lured to a
gieat extent in India, a'nl it is said that
the Government receives ipiito a large
nuioiiiit for du'y on the spoils dMilleil.
The flowers have from time to time been
placed before important distillers in
Engl .ud, but owing to a peculiar flavor
loing developed caused, it is thought,
by the persistent slanicns, which it is
dillieult to remove from the flowers
the spirit distilled has never been
lirmig. .t in lo consumption in tho British
market. ClmmhriC J urnnl.
A More Pressing Debt.
"I owo y. u an apology, old bey,"
"Never mind tho apology," replied
Mcir.it; 'Su-t Jet mo have the V."
Distribution of Seeds.
Mr. Darwin found that tlio small
pirtions of caith attaching to tho feet of
migrating bir li conta'tied seed. Nine
grains of earth on the leg of a woodcock
contained a seed of the 'oad rush. From
six and a half ounces ol earth rolled
into a ball and adhering to the leg of a
wounded partridge has raised eighty-two
separate plants of five species. Migra
ting birds often frequent tho clges ol
ponds ere their deparfuto, and in six
and threo quarter ounces of such mud ho
raised, mi ler glass .1.'!7 plants. Sciah
furnished with crowns, hooks, oi
prickles readily stick to tho pluningo ol
biids, which all Mih birds, and es
pecially such wanderers as tho albatross,
might carry long distances. Applying
theso facts to the enso of tho Azores,
Mr. Wall.ce n nnl that ou st of I lie
plants of tho A .ore in 11, n o tiro well
adapted to be carried by tho method'
just suggested I"! of tho 111!) flowering
plants b "lon.riiig gener.i that l:avi
either papui or winged feeds, l'i5 to such
as have liiiini e -eed, .'ID to those with
fleshy fruits wli'di aiegreelily eaten by
birds, some have hispid seeh, and H
aro giumriceous ji'aiils well suited to con
veyance by winds and curicnts. Tin
only trees nnd shrubs 0f this isolated
group aro brarers of small berries, such
as thn I'urtuija! laurel, myrtle, laurus
t in ii s, and eldir, while those with heavy
berries, which could not le- conveyed by
the imaus suggested oaks, ciu.'siiiuls,
hazels, apples, heeches, alders, firs are
absent, common as they are in Kurope.
Tho character of iho flora is that of tho
southwestern peninsula of Kurope, and,
if we asiiuno that n ie half of in Hpeciei
is indigenous, the other introduce 1 by
Kuropeau settlers, there is still n rich
nnd varied (lira which Mr. Waiacc
thinks has been recently carried ovei
900 miles of ocean by the menus just
Indicated. Thero is probably no bettei
example of ocean migration than that
offered by (h0 Azores, and it is believed
that the phenomena in que-.tinn are still
in progress, and that lid ) miles do not
form the limit of the distance to which
this same ocean carriage of planls ex
tendi. FAiiihtirtflt li' i' ".
A remarkable s'ory is toil in rt ri-ccirt
issue of thn I'.iris Sm'ieto lie Ooogiapbie
reconls. M. Cauiille llouls recounts
Iho expei ienei! ho underw 'nt in a jour
ney in Northwestern Africa. Disguisod
ns a native, it appeal helandul on the
west coast near Harriet, several hundred
miles south of M U'oeeo, pretending to
the people of that region that he
had bein shipwrecked. At first be was
roughly dealt with, but finally ho gained
the confidence of hi ' captors, and after
five muni lis' wanderings, by dint of craft
bo made bis way to Morocco. Here his
disguise was discovered and ho was
thrown into pn.on, ti be released pies
out ly at tho instigation of tho British
'I'lii! adventures recorded of inter
est, as they give n 'ICW Version to the
popular story of ihe great desert. The
Oulad Do im, into wlms-i hands M I) uls
fell, he says aro unusually intelligent.
They speak a pure A tabic, founded upon
the constant study of the Koran. They
arc monogamous, and treat their wives
with the greatest affection and respect
as equals of the men. Tho girls shaio
tlio education of the boys, learning to
read and write with I Iiimii; hence, the
women show an intellectual and moral
elevation far beyond that of any other
Coaling for a Ship's Bottom.
What constitute n prop.f coating tor
a vessel's under-water lines has long
been a mooic 1 question. Tho Atlanta
was originally given a coat of anti c t
rosive paint next to her plating, and mi
outside coat supposed to be proof against
Iho attack of b mi K'les. An evaniina
lion of tho crui-er's hull showed that
the lit I lo fallows had eaten their way
oven through the nnli coirosive paint
mid were lirmly attached to the ship's
bottom. It is strongly aigund now that
a cheating of copper should bo given
the cruiser, for it is known that those
lines of steamers plying in the West In
dia trade find no trouble in maintaining
a speed of from ten to eleven knots an
hour with their copper-sheating protec
tion. Concern ing a Nolloiml Flower.
The Nov. !,'. I.vmaa Abbott wants
the Mayflower adopted a.s our National
flower, nnd so do Sir. James l'artoii,
Ail mi. ill Purler, Professor John Fisk
and Mr. Lawrence tlodkin. Among
tho paitisans of tho noble Ooblenrod,
which is away ahead of all other com
otilors in the raco, aro the Bev. Drs.
Phillips Brooks, II iward Crosby and
Morgan I)lx, the Be v. Brooke Hereford,
Mrs. Harriet Beecher Slowo, Mr. Lucy
Stono Black well, John O. Whiltier, Sen
ator Hawley, cx-Judgo Noah Pi vis, and
Mevrs. Kdwiu Booth, Lawrence Barrett,
T. V. Powderly and Joseph Cook. The
littlo band of advocates of the Mouitain
Laurel is headed by Mrs. Margurot Do
Inud aud the Iter. Minot J. bavagv.
Ob, the jny tolioalono
Iu the amorous arms i f the grass;
And to watch tho white clouds na they
Hy th' languid zephyrs blown,
L ko a squadron of sli ps on n shoreless sea
Iu the ocean of I'liradisH over in".
Oh, the joy to lie nml ilivniu for an hour.
j Folded iu grass like a happy llnuer!
It is here the whisi"rs eoin.i
Fiiiiii tho i nil irmis, eini'ialil lips
From tlio depths where tho honoy-hoe
With a wild delirium,
Into glittering goblets of nectar brewod
Hy the stars on their lu-iiveiily altitude
Fur the stars that bloom on earth ill ties
drilling I he green with a milky way.
Would you Inste of Heaven? There,
Iu the lap of the blossomed st irred Hiy,
lu the grove of thiiffiisK go nml li'
When the Summer n'eiil?. tlieair;
(io ami lisU'ii ami learn IV an tin-grass
is the 1'Moii that slii.telns lieiieatli your
For tlio angel host, (list sp tik to you so
Went to their graves lu the win'er's aimw.
(Hi, thn ghnhiess iu the w rid
When Hie tri-es clap Iheir myriad hands
At the exquisite sight of the lands
111 their summer venlure I'urli il!
Fur the siiulsof the ih liealo gia-vs nwako
From their graves, and ineloiliniis imi.-lo
And I lie an I dream It. Is ovi n thus,
Heaven at last shall In- shown to us'
i'litnl, l. .Vicriimu in iniyn'iidtnt.
Ill MOItOI S.
To remove paint Sit. on if.
Not tho "ocean gr.iyhoimd i" "Old
Somo men never foot a bill without
Tim church contiibutioii box should
bo nickel plate.
An Ohio chemi-t who has invented a
new fly paper calls it "Thn Faith Cure,'
because it means sure death.
Two heads aro better than ono. The
two-headed freak in the dim" museum
earns n larger salary than tho one -hemic I
We believe 1 it was a member of tho
Chicago Literary Aggregation who, on
being asked if ho could read Greek,
modestly replic I : "I don't know. I
Sophroiiia "Yes, a-i agnostic is ono
that never allirins nor denies, us you say.
That is to say, ho doesn't affirm thnt
you know anything and doesn't deny
that he knows everything."
Food, fuel mid ligh. aro the gnat ne
cessities of tho people, says a political
economist. Ho is right, but the
working classes, whilo admitling tho
necessity of food and fuel, make light
Jay tJuiild's Bodyguard.
Just as a shade begins to drop over
tho west side of Fifth iivcuii", New
York Cily, a very sinall.dark-whiskcrcd
man can sometimes be seen pushing
along up town, bis glittering eyes fixed
straight ahead, a general air of pcrfunc
torincss in his movements us if he was
walking simply lo create an appetite for
dinner. t is Jay (build on his way
homo from business. By his side walks
a big, square-shouldered individual, an
unmUtakiilile "bruiser," the protector
of this physical atom, who has mine
enemies perhaps than any other man iu
the country. And hated most by men
who simply know his ii.atno, which to
them is the symbol of tyranny, the red
rag which enrages tlio bull. Little,
penny-brained creatures go into Wall
street, with nothing but a thou-aud dol
lars to warrant their doing so. They
watch their money fndo to nothing, and
then they want to kill Jay (build.
The children of an ill.
paid switchman on smuo Western rail.
r ad know nothing more of New York
than that a licinl named (Jnuld lives
somewhere within its limits, and they
believe that when a knifo sinks in be
tween his shoulders, and not till then,
will the gloom bu lifted from their
home, (iniild and his protector aro un
doubtedly prepare I lo meet any attack
that may bo male. The former has
live ! long enough to lliriw mock heio
is ii to the winds to take openly
voiced sentiments as they aro spoken,
and he knows that if n financial crisis
should arrive in this country tomorrow
the natural inclination would bo to set
him upon an eminence ami make a sievo
of him. So tho liltlo hundred pound
man, when ho walks abroad, has with
him n bodyguard, and I doubt not a very
good-sized pocket arsenal. Not ono
person in a hundred recognizes him as
he goes along, for, in sp;to of Iho fuel
that ho has bom caricature 1 by tho
comic papers ns much ns any man iu tho
country, hii face and form are so insig.
niflcant that ho pissei by without cveu
being noticed. I'hUny.t JLnil.1.
He Was Prepared.
Jones Why don't you Iny by some
thing for a rniny day?
Brown I have done so. I'm keeping
tho umbrella Smith loaueJ uio a week