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II. A. JOJNDOJX,
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ITITSIK)R0 CHATHAM CO., N. C, NOVHMIiEIt 21, 18HS.
Tito Cheerful Toller.
Ti n belli wi grim, with all Ms might-,
Wlil'o nt (In blazing f rga ho stin 'n,
.'.'ho bluckr-mith Mows. Mm l-Lckened
Willi f.'olI8 honesty are whit-1.
An 1 whilo di -.tiotig arm swin.-s.
1 his od -cry long he sings:
''Tli h 'How I blow, fur well 1 knoif
Th love of fi t -nil nn I neighbor,
Ami ninny j .ys known Inro below
Ait" won t.y honest labor."
Snow-white with heit he lik! to s-o
Tlit iron mi the 'ivil lio,
Ami pin pes glistens i i his eyes
A- h" I tin liar lieits lustily.
A n-1 while Iho anvil rings,
This is the suns h t-intjn:
"Th inm I lu-at, for work in sweet.
It i my only tre.inii;
!l makes my l.umlde life complete
Willi ci-mf. rtmid with plrisure.''
An until'.' I w!i-l Pes tn tin gr.iu nd.
Place 1 time hy hii e'er stoirly hand,
Ami rd'-n with a stroii;-; iron tan I
Hi' I iii'ls tlio wooden I'iicle round.
Ami ns his right arm swings,
This is the s nig lie 8 n;s:
"The wh-sd I hin I, and joy I fl-iil
In tliis firm iron f tt -r
T.I symli i ri! mini gr.nt stem i; 111 li I
That ni-ik 's th world grow botor."
II-,) U a lnin and heir y man.
This w n k r ly tin forgi a (1 o,
1 1 is lif h.-is o ip supreme l -sin-
To do thn vivy lst h i can.
Ami ns Ii s limine -r r.ivin-j,
Thi-i is the sour li sin .'s;
"Woikim, work on, oh, toiling one:
Ho h i'liil ami not tiirful,
Aid I ettcr will y ur task h" ilono
If j oil luit In ike it ehe -rfilt. '
Ah, well for all who toil 'twouM bo
If peno within their heirls would, sing,
Ami hid all d.scout-rit take u-iuj,
Ami lik" n bird of ruis-iK ', H ' !
Tiii'ii tl cy to fly-ins 1 m'
M'-j it king thi- s mile rhym:
"Wo t. il, - toil, 'mill life's tiirin ul.
Anil will not harbor surew,
For though we may b p Kir today,
Wo may ho rich tomorrow."
Cu'co lii'iii in AVi'iiif'iy Xiyht.
N AllVKMfKB IN hOt'TII AFIUC.l
I win stipptn; for a tini' at. Win
Im r i a mi ill t iwn ii tlm OniiF.oo
Si ilo, iii Nov inhi r, 1SSI. 1 wai p.-iss-iii
my t.iiu; hi a lininin1 c! ii nlur the
live, nn i'in, rt-.ilin, ami I m int
r iifc-s, fi'c.in pirlty tircil of thn m
no'oriy of my cxisk-nce in Iroulh Africa.
Thn Iiisuto I, in I Kitiri ha 1 sonio time
proviir.isly t.i'iTti it iiititlmir lica Is tliat
luxes ivrro thing! tint no heathen
i-lioiil'l I o rnlli il upon to piy, and con"
'i-ipiiMilly they wero in rebf linn. Afler
'omc small skirm shus lu I lakim place
I etni'cii tlio Capo Colony tioopi and
dfinrhmonti of tin re'oli, it soon be
e mu clear that nn cxtonfivj war was
coining. Cape C'd.iny, awakening
slowly to tho en mint v of t tin linger
threatening her, commenced orpaniziny
corp9 of colonial vniu Hccri, und it was
at this t mo that 1 iitmnit determined to
nff'-r In arrvirci ns an o'd imperial of
fleer to th'i t'olonial ovinnvat.
I was ly o:io morning ns u nnl in
my h imuiork, having just li ushe l thn
iat-il Cipe Town pn;n-r (foirtcn lm -ol
i). h I a-U'ep, half anake, wli-in 1
lienid my l ame houte 1 from tho out-
i'li of the iiielouro. ('..-lining up 1
was delighted to seo aa old friend,
(' 'lonci (ii illitlu, U I-: C. M. O , n
genial, brave nn I tin --h rarto I an Irish
man as Providence hai moulded and
tncisisl i:i a uniform. To jump up, to
ihout to my worthy aborip n.il to tnko
tho colonel' a hers', was the work of a
s-coti I, and then, praiping him by the
hand, 1 inquire 1 to what stroko of for -(uno
I owed tho pi casino of hii com
pany. "Well," answered tho colonol, "the
(1 ivernmcnt wan'.s me to pt to JI hciu
a i quickly as possible nn I tako over the
-nniaiid, as taat imp of a Liro'.o;li (a
p :ul Kilir child) Inn been mk'n;j
thi hum a bit for the reddents and
ice of colonial troopi st.r.i ined
t eie, nnl Inm going (o organize two
volunteer r -gim -nts, ouo w hi c an I ono
ii!ae', nail if you feel incline I to do
ome m to soldiering I cut iifLir you a
My sr prise i only ex -ceded h,- my
j y at this opportunity of relieving tin
monotony of rAouth Afiica'i life. J
1.-st no time in accepting tho ofler, ami
during a capital titbit, I arranged to
j in the colonel nt M iseru in te i days,
:.iving mo timo to fetc'i up from Nit il
tho necessary kit of an ollicer.
It was a bright tuuitncr miming
s ven days after my inteivicw with the
cilnnel that, mo tin to 1 ot my old aid
tried hunter, a valise strapped on the
!ihc' of my saddle, a pocket full of t -I'.icco,
a Slartini- II -my exp-ess riflj (one
f my favorite weapons), my old regi
1'ieutnl so d tiling to my saddlo, I ic!
i ut to join my colonel a id n-sumj com
mind of my troop. My destination
wiis distant somi one hundred and thir
ty miles, my road lying ov.-r a pretty
h ?'y country, thickly wooded in parts.
r- nit i fill in its peaceful calm, broke i
i uly by tho shri 1 chi.-pi of the
bids or tho tricking of Home
:ii 'l sticam wind ng is silvery pith
'liriiiigh its mos c ven'd forest binks.
Oct t y tlio cunning face of a mon
key might be wen intcutly wa.ohing
'r m be'.iind somo trunk or limb of a
trco tho intruder in iti lenfy home. Tho
open lntidie ape, ditto I oceaiionally
with somo small farm homo nestled .n
tLa sh id iw of a hii1, tho homo of some
Dutch faimer, at nil tim ii the hospiU
blo entertainer of tin wenry traveler.
The frst and only town I ca:ni to wni
Lidy Brand, somo t hreo miles from the
Hisuto Land border, Mosetil boing one
mile thi other side. 1 nn iv.j-l at Lady
Kr.ind j'it in time for t Hi i a, the ho
tel. M horso and I both being vcty
tired, and feeling that iittention to tho
wants of tho inner in in would not be
altogether misplicd, I determined to
dismo.int and refresh b itli ma l and
beait. I rodo into the ya-d of tho ho
tel, giivo my horio lo a K ifir, saw him
watered and fed, and then went inside.
As 1 cntnn into thn bar my attention
was a'tracted by a disi-unio.1 that was
taking place among some ltoers. As I
spoke their Ian ?uig I soon f ou id out
tint nil night tho incessant discharge of
artillery h.i I liaeti heird from tho fort,
and from timi to timo tho ra'tli ig dis
chargo of min 1 iirmi from the satna di
rection. Tlio tiring had ccaicd for somi
little timo and tl.e question being d.s
cussed was whothcr tho K illirs ha 1
been repulsed or tho fort captured. My
cxeitem -nt can bo imagine I, but ns it
was now no um hurrying, I let my horse
cat his forag-i and snntchcl a feel my
self, and then with fear that tho worst
had happen id, 1 rcmoun'cd und began
tho last few miles of my journey. O.i
this si lo of the river C'a'cdon tho boun
dary separating tho f. eo S'ates from
liamto Imd is a small hill overlooking
the whole of tho imiiio liato countrr,
an I from which a ili.taut view ol the
fort an 1 residoucf, each of which ii
sit ii it c I on sma'l lulls stunt seven hu i
tired ynr 1 1 apart, thevil'ago bein bc-i-ig
between thi twj, wis o it linaii'e.
On the first hill wero p oupit somo
Hocrs, fr m whim I itiquiic-l mi news.
1 was nnswir-'d by a surly young lloer
that tho Kifiri had retired after a del
pento attempt to cnpluro the fort.
Ton-iking him and experiencing tho
greatest relief, I lii surely walked my
horsn d nvn to the river and rrossel.
Ihal vul'sid sunn hundred yads
when "ping"' inuio a I n li t over in
h ad, followe I by n lot'i-r an I an t'l-r.
I looked up at. t i-i fort, t iin'vi ig I wii
being m stamen i i the dM.-nc f r n Katir,
t irouli the stupi Ii v of the riw na iv-s
levies who, from f nin -r exp irienc i in
the Zulu a , I kii-.'iv to be only too
glalof an i-xru-o for (iring oil their
rifles. Tho bullets were now coming
pretty livol, but ai 1 foiluia'el hid
not been hit I d-rtirmine I t' recrosi tho
river. As I lurn.'d in my saddle I m
thunderilruclc, for from under t io
binks of the riv'r curie I the little pulls
i f white sm ike denot.ng so mui '.i. Tho
had got between m and tlm river, and
my retreat w.i i cif. oH. Widim thirty
yards, ernw'.r.ig on thi groind in
a nongst the long r ic Is, wai the b ade
c r cass of a Humi o warrior.
R-aliztng at one; tlio truth, I diew a
revli.vcr, set spins to my hois-, nnl was
j ist bouu ling into a gillop, when from
out of the gr-ni i I, as it seeni:d, ia front
tcsi a do.en of tho blue i-skinned
demons. I win suit ii ido I.
I reined tip. Iietre.it wai
impossible, advance seemo I equally so,
while to standstill nvant crtnii death,
perhaps torture. I had presence of
mind io note thit nono of them carried
the deadly assegai, and I bicathcd freer,
as I knew what laundering bn 1 sho's
they wero. Tint I wai prop?rly am
bushed was clear, for now on all sides
in the swampy reedi npp-ired the black
brutes, uttering their Inm bin wnt -crins.
My decision was quickly made. My
only chanca was to b eak through thoia
in front an I gain tho fort. 1 rod i
straight at what 1 concluded was the
captain of thoso in front, nnd he, not
noticing my Colt, awaited my charge,
elviilent'y believing m ! to bn u larnie.l,
and ni I came up ho snatched at tin
b-idlo of in,- horse, nnd ns ho dil so I
tired, putting a 41 Colt throi.gh my
lii'ky friend, and down dropp-d N .
1 I quickly cmptic I the reman
ing chamber!, nnd was past
the savagoi. I wai jit con.
graluiating invself on my sucens on
breaking through, waen from e ther
si le of re.'di which skirted tho narrow
brid o-path over which I was going at
lull speed, jumpsd two s'alwart sav
ngei. M pistol was empty, but the
sword which hid stoid mi in good
stead in many a savage light wis q iici
ly u'lshenth td. With a quick pressure
of the kneo, sihich my horse quickly
understood, I tunic I him full ti;in tho
left-hand Kafir so bu Idenly i list ho d is
appearel bchin I the foot of my horse,
and at tho same instant gave point to
my ftiend on tho righ", un I I w.u free
to continuo my jiurney unmolested.
Ten minu'es nftcrwa d I wn in the
fort ree ving tho c n ;r itulations of
my brother ofticers. ' nt Lulie't,
Tno butcher shou! I be a cucfui mi
lie always has a great deal at steak.
A Potato llnltle.
Bill Bowman, tho preacher, snys tht
Atlanta C'onU tution, denouncd a cer
tain toug'.i 'rom the pulpit and tho noxt
day r-reived a challpiigo lo ni"ct Bully
B.own in open combat to settlo the
matter and ro-nov ! tlio stains from tho
bully's woundo I honor. Brother Bow
man wai not bniknnrd in tho lea it par
ticular, nnd, having tho choico of
wcap mi, In selecle I thoni nt one.
Through hi i sec md he n ititi"d Bully
B own tha' In wi u' I meet him at a
-ipecitied time and pi ire nnd that a half
bushel of lii.h pit iton, silccted th .
-i7,e of a man's tint, sln d I bo the
weapons. T.ieie wero tob-j pick id up one
at n timo nnd the duelists wero lo tl row
Ihoiu at each other at a dutanco of fif
teen paces, until the potatoes were cx-hait'-t-'d
or tho duilists wero sati-fied.
This selection infuriated Brown. Ho
ronsi lored that, it was heaping insult on
indignity and he fnirlrr.tvcl over it.
Bit ho was compelled to accept, ni
Biothcr Bon m in wai film in hit poii
tii n. Of cour-i! such a unique affair
tiracte l a great enwd, and on tlio day
nppiin'ol there wis ai immune gather
ing at tho pl.ico iippointed for tho
light. Bowman win n i expert hand at
throwing, nnd when the piincipali took
their placei nnd tin word w.u givm
II own threw nt B i'.unan with nil his
might an I missod. Bi-.vm in had ro
erve I his lire and a Brown stooped to
p'ck up another potato 15 win in let
-liivi mil the missile went sua ght to
the mirk. It raiso I a kn it on Brown
as l uge ai a p I'.ito. Then the tight
b came It liter. Blown was wild wbh
anger nn I hii pitn'.oei wero thrown at
inn loin. Bowman was cool ami self--o
s 'sse nnd he ma lo cv ry shot tell.
F r live or ten n iniitei thn battle raged
but about thn time tho sixth potato
in so I its lump on B.i.wn's bid,' the
la'ter cine I en m g!i. Ilo wai b ull
b .iten. lie was br ii-cl nn I bunged
up to such nn extent that ho had to be
curried to I i. Ii-m nnd a physician was
suiniu' n -d to attend to his wound.
W.ien he got up again he wai Iho worst
rowel min in the cm.n'y nnd after that
he was never known to ofT-r a challenge
A "J'ouah" Town.
"Speaking of lough t iivns," sai an
e -signal service ollieer recently to a
Wa-liinglon J'o 1 1 man, "remind mo of
n v i -s i t I paid lo Dilgn Ci y, Kn-i., in
IS'l. I had been oidered thir.! on
c flic a I busine s much against my will.
1 found on arrival that thn observer who
had tclegraphe I tint ho was ill ami un
fit to perfoim t!io dut.is was n;i
well ai tho average man, but badly
'cared by the nalivei and merely pining
for somo ono to share the awful rjspun
ibilili'S i f the olrie!. For a man con
t e-. ted with tho weather bun an d idn' t
stand well with the community unlrsi
he could manufacture the ki ml of
weather the hoodlums wanted. My as
ecia'.e tol l me a sq-nd of cowbiys had
c in i up one evening and sa d they wero
going to l.avj a ri ling tournament Iho
n xt day, nnd that if ho didn't g'vn
I hem fair wea'her they wou'd tiist r.d
dle nnl then burn the oli er.atory. He
picinised that tho neither s ioiild be
just ns they w shed it ami t lint he would
r.djust bis instium-nts accordingly.
Ho immediately pit his rom bo into
cxeclton by giving tho barometer and
virions other instn ni'iiln divers twists,
w hie i seemed lo have a pacific effect on
the mob. Upon the departure of his
gueits he began to pack up to jump tho
town the next morning in tin event of
his prediction falling t ir u ;h. Lucki
ly it win ver Ii d, and ever alter he was
sol lid with tho cowboys.
All Expensive Instrument.
Th" bn s viol is the most expensive
of all musical imtruiiunts to its owner.
Its first cot is not tho greatest expense.
It is so Inrgo nnd awkwaid to carry
around that it is enntinuilly getting in
jundby necide.nts which would not
happen to sin iller instruments. Some
body may kic; a hole in it by ilanc.ng
against it in n r mn, or it may bo
knoikel against something while car
rying it around. It is most frequently
injure I on street can whilo the .musi
cian is enrr,-ing il to tho p'nee whero
he ha. to p'n ,. After a man has had
nn i n -1 r imii'ii t for a long time he comes
to loik upon it ns actually worth nil
the money that it hai cost him, nnd in
this way a bass viol sometime! is valued
it $1,000 or sii by its owiic.'. A mud
ci.iu who sued a railroad company for
$5,l)i)0 for a viol lost in nna cident
actually got tll.SO), Ch ovjo Hern'd.
An III Wind.
Ei'lerner How nrc things out your
way? I suppi se the debt on the church
lias been wiped out long ago.
Western Minister (sorrowful! ) Yes,
"But you don't soem vjry glad about
'Xo, the snmo cyclone that wip d
out the debt wiped cut tb.0 church,
Sorrows sorn our liltl In is
Felt each liy tn spelling class.
Never ciild she go nlmvo
I -ly, or for roIiI or lev.
Though she stu i"d milit met main,
Lily twice as liaril n lin
Studlp-I, and, the les.on siiil,
Kept her old place nt ti e hea l.
Hut one clay, nt la-t she rums
Illuming with In r f c nfl mn.
H ie the Hubieon tin-1 pus eil,
K ic was lit tlio head nt Ins' !
What iti I ght! what e M"! tV said,
"Arm you really at 1 1 - - lend.''
"V s, oh yes," sho ei M'il in f"lo",
"L Iv stayed nt hotii", von s-.'"
- Jtttrr'r' .V-'7?ori in Vuith tt f 'onienii'in.
Till: F.YIvS OK A tint.!,
D . Maekeii. e. tic Jvigl isl, phys;ci an,
givei nn interest ing incilent in c n
nection with the miniifnc'iiio of dolU'
cyns. Yiars ngo nn F.ngl sh glassmikei
nnmed Oder, being examined before n
committee of the House of Commons,
test (i -d that, having reciived nn order
from Franco for a largo qu unity of tin
best dolls' eyes, be was iinablo to till it.
a inquiry ho found that there wii only
one man nt that tune in Iho worl I nble
to make a doll's eye wi h tho iris on it.
lie wns a laz,', di sipited gl i.sMower,
who never did that kind of work, for
which ho obtaiu el very high p-icei,
until he was ult.-rly peunile-i. II" wn
in t ho I ni t stage of roiHumption, nnd
Mr. Olson pa d him $5 1 for bis s.-cnt.
Tho process wai so simple that in live
minutes Mr. Odor, with the a d of n
gaslight nnd a blow pipe, wai able to
ninko ns g md a "naturil e c" us his
teacher. Me. Oihr concluded that part
of h s evi ene- by staliag that h' sub
sequently receive I an or-l-r for "nat
ural eye i" to thn eteu'. of $.'51-1 an I
that ho grew r-ch by inauiil'arl u ing
them. When ho retired from bidii'S
ho gave a dinner to his rivals in the
trade, nnd b i fore thi, s ip.-iri te 1 thownl
them how to m ike the eyes.T.ie ciunmon-c-t
dolls' eyes now bring aboil 1 '-"
for twelve di'on air, whilo the beit,
or "na' in nl eyes," cm bo had for about
S rents a pair.
tiik i iiiir.t-: coN-rin Mfitis.
One day, when little Ar h'ir wns
making mud-pies in the fronl-yiird, he
! heaid ome one c ill him. It wis hii
Aunt .line, who was st nling on th':
f r-.ii. porch with a Idle in her hand.
"Kun r.eross tho street n i l put thi'
letter in tho box, A Ihur, please,'' sin
' S I don't want to,' siil Arthur,
who did not I k" to In dutiirb-d.
Si Aunt .l.ino went nc o.s the street
herself nn i m.iib'd the le'ter. N d long
nfier this Arthur's nn'h'" as'ted him to
lake a spool of silic to A i t ,lnn, wh.
was up stairs.
"No, I don't want to,'' nnsncirl
His m ither siid no'hing, but whAn
up slniri herself w th the silk, she h id
n littln talk with Aunt .1 mn about
Aithur. An hour bit t Aithur ran to
Aunt .Lino with n broken whip. "Pi ease
mend this, Aunt Jano," he c ied.
"No, I don't want to," sai I A tnt.
.line, without looking up from her mw
Arthur seemed surpri-ed for a mo.
ment, then hung his head nnd turned
nwny. When supper wis over, Arthur
carried a book to his in iinina.
"P.caso rea 1 mo a story, mamma,''
"1 don't want lo," sii 1 his mother,
who wm knitting.
Arthur's lip qu vjr 'd, nnd hii eyei
were full of tears ns ho set down on a
cushion in tho corner to look nt the pic
tures in tho bo i'c. But h forgot In
troubles when hii p.ipi cime in. 1 O I,
papa!'' ho said, running to him ; "plcaso
make me a whistle?'1
'No, I don't want to," said hij
This was too much for A-tliur and hr.
1 l.,,,l Inln I'.i, I 1 ...,,f
him nn I nurso came and toolc h in oil
to be I. While sh- ii-idreseil bi n sho
told him that no one could love a liltlo
boy ih never wan e I to do favors, and
if he were not ready to oblige others ho
mii-t not expect otliert to oblige him.
The next m 'i ning Aunt dine rami
out ngain with :i le ter. Ai soon ns ho
saw her he left his mud-cakes and inn
L'-t me put tin letter in tho botj
Aunf .Line," he said.
Aunt Jane sinille-l and kisse 1 him ns
she gnvi him tin letter. Sh i saw that
Arthur had Icnine.l a good I'sson, and
hi nev -r again refuse I to do a favor.
Nnl a Scaiecriiw.
She O'.i, see that scarecioiy out thrri
iu tin tiohl!
He That isn't a sc.irecrov.
"It must be; see how moti mlen it
"That's the hired man a, work."
(!onfideLC3 is a piuut of slow yrowlU
in an aged bosom.
Why California Breed Horses
Soon Play Out.
A H9..ult of tho ForcinR Process
to Which They aro Treated.
'Why do these California bred
Ivries, bith (rotten nnd tunnels, de
velop suc'i Ireni unions speed nt nn early
age, nn I then retire for the test of then
That ii a quo-tion that his been put
to every hoiseinan of note, in the coun
try, but not ono seenvi able to answer
it. A gent leinati, a hoiso fancier, nnd
now- and then a buyer at the California
Sales, being much intcteited in tin phe
nomenal trottcri that c nic from that
region, went down lo Palo Alio tn see
the fnm on S' an lord breeding farm.
Talk nbout princei and ptinr.'sses of
effete mona chics being reared in velvet
nn l fed fr un gold spoons; tho nearest
nppn aeh to tlm' in this great republic
is this ( q nine principality nt Pnlo AH".
As soon its tho bab es have lorgotlen
their mothers conns the beginning of
their life's work. Tlio leading halter
nnd a soft rubber bit kept in tin mouth
for half nn hour n day ii the A B C.
Toen come! the kuulc g irleu track to
discover if any of thorn hav : a natural
giil. Half a dozen nro put into the
snwdnd rin 1 1 nt once. A man stands
in thn iniddh wi l. a long whip, which
he waves furiously, but ni littln one is
i ver pennitled to f:el its sting. All
start around tho ring, tiist in a coltish
canter, nnd then so tun little p ipil n ore
prom sing than the otlnri wi il strike a
'r d. Soon another will do thn same.
An npplo or a Inm i of sugar is the re
ward of merit. I' ,u ill , h-fore the fin
has lini-di"'! all of llicm Will be jogging
lib ml ou a trot. Then a new batch is
ta'ien, and in a few weeks forty or lifly
tillies nnd as mmy colts have gone
through the kindergarten Coins".
M antiine every little one of cither sex
is handled and fondled. The colls an I
fillies at ! relnntlessly pal le I lit weaning
time, and never see each other ngain
except nt a d.stane... t'o-e In ation of
lhpsex"s is frowned upm at Palo Alto.
The little one-, nr ; very tamo nnd fol
low o in around like a lot of kittens.
If you stop in the pnl lock the instant
1 ,- surround you like a lot of chattel ing
sell -nil giis, lid begin to search your
pocke's with their ve'v'ly nosoi for n
bit of fruit o- sugar. Not ono is ever
c dde I or pe. mil ted to be frightened
in nny way, nor is the whip ever used
except as n badge id authority.
Wh n the iuliint aristocracy is bridle
linined nnd thoroughly tractable, any n'
nine or ten m mtln, nnd from that to n
your o'd, comes the first introduction to
liarueii. It must bo rem inhered that
by this time these youngsters are to the
non criticil eyo nlm st full grown
horse. Their legs nro strong, their
bod ei well fi led out, their necks plump
I heir eves I right an 1 intelligent, aid
theii c nts shine like satin. AH thi - i
the result of the forcing jr re'. On
the Stanford 'arm tho two-year old colt
looks like tho well matur'd hor.o of
fivj in Illinois. Atom nnl one half
yeats old logins their hard work on the
trick. It is then that tho moit prom
ising nro seh-c e I for a yeuiing iccord.
A building is set apart fo.- lln "kin
der garton," a great can ijiy covering n
saw- lust ring an eighth of a mile long.
This is when tho 1 it I lo w eanlings si x
nnd eight months old, are brought to
be taught, their first pac-s.
The wenning j ioc si is quite casr.
The youngsters are p it on steaui"d gram
food at once. In tho morning a quart
of steam. 1 barley m xed with bran, in
iho evening two qua-ls of ground bar
ley steamed an 1 moistened with lime
Wilier is nbout tlnir daily (let. That
is pretty high fo ul f.r a weanling.
When I was a bo.- on tho el I farm in
Pennsylvania it wis a piety lues ,- colt
or liily that ever saw anything but hay
or urass until it was I vn years old. Hut
nt l'.i'o Alto the bibiis nie st nff ol with
grain from the start. I wis tlnre in
.lil y, nnd there was no gie-n food to
sp"iik of with the exception of green
corn tops, of whic i tin ii:tle onei b id
thiee d ieis a w -ck. Kvcn then it was
chopped in n s'l'-im cuttT nnl iniod
with br.in. Ciiru.ji
Ilees In a Cliiircli Spire.
In New Portland, Me., a swarm of
beei, evidently tiiel of being d isturbed
and robbed of th ir honey, bavo sought
refugo in the lop of a chinch spire, the
hollow spine of which they nre tiling
with sweet! for their own bineli:. No
body can climb the steeple, aud conse
quently those -irj-iciou! bees will no
longer be plundered.
Time for Action.
Auntie Charlie, your father is call
Charlie Yes, I hear li im. But he is
catling ''Charlie." I don' t hav to go
till ho Tl-.ti Charles."
.Milling in fel inihiii.
Mining is extensively c u rio 1 on in
nil sections of the country, writ s a cor
respondent of the New Y irk Tr hut
from the Unite 1 Stat-s o' Colombia.
Ono ('-miiii company is wot king a
iU ck'-ilver mine, and seen well sntit
lie I with the result-; niiotl.er (i man
company ha j nt begun operation! on
nn em-rald mine. An ly.iglish com puny
is clearing "), IKIO per month on low
grade ore, nn I n number of V, g ish
agents n'e now out hero bonding mines
lo bo subsequently coated nnd giided
for the pa ate of the ronlid ng K iglis'i
public. T.ieii! is no que. turn nb nit tho
mineta' iiclinos of Colombia, but until
there arc b ulor w ays of commuu ii-it ion,
nono but the iiclicil and mot easily
worked mines can In mn lo to pay. I
met a pnrly of three Americans working
awny in the Fame nil ditch 1 had seen
them working in t In ci years previoildy,
anil in which they have n w bum wot Ic
ing for nearly eighteen years, and it
has ever been nnd is still their cry: "In
thiee months more wo lire bound to
trike it." I stood on thn sp.twh'r',
about twenty-live years ago, two Anion
cms took out nbout a ton an I a half of
dust in two weeks' time. It was blind
luck ; they h i 1 been working the mine,
had made nothing, ha I b-coiii ) dis
gilded nnd were loav.ng the pl.ici when
they ma In their slrilM. I-aw o-io an
of dirt washed out and il yield -d an
ounce of gold, but the nixt pan did not
show ten cents, nnd tin noxt had but a
few "colors" in it. M-'st of their ill
liivid m lies nro near livers, but, un
fortunately, to get the water to lluun
and to gain the neeessir,' fall f"r the
sluice bn. N is ofttiniesan impoi-ibility.
In Colombia, a in Hint puts of tin
milling wo: Id, there is any q lanti'v of
tho "richest mines in the country" for
The Only Woman Circuit Preiieliei.
To the Lower Wnhadi nntieal Confer
ence of Unite I lliethren in Christ,
whose thii ly-serond session dosed the
other day, belong! tlm honor 'of giving
to tho chinch its first lad circuit rider
:n Mis-, Alva Button id (Ireenup, 111.
The art authorizing tin innovation w.-is
pis.cl by the session of the ('nieiiil
Conference held l ist M ly. Only a l' v
dn . s ago M ss ; la Midi wan gcr, a grid
vain of the theological seminary, I .t v -ton,
Ohio, was ordained as an el I"!' ;il
the se-sion of tin central Illinois Con
Icienee, being Iho lint wmim ordained.
At the same ('.inference Mis. Elliot was
also admitted. Later Mi. I'd I, wife
id nn itinerant preacher, was adniiltel
to conference. None of these wcie
nssigiiP I to fields of labor.
Miss Button is a young lady of more
than average ntlainni"nls, common
sen e, nnd pluck, nnd it may be added
that sho poi.-csse! beauty, being t ill
and prepo icssinir in nppearam e. She is
a native of Chicago. She learnel to
set type in the olliee of nn Illinois news
I aper when 17 years old mid afterward
became a successful school Ciicher.
Winn her (all to the ministry c-im; she
! wn a member of the Method s', ", i en
j pal Chinch, lilt joined tin- United
; Bietlurn, owing to the siinil.ii it v of
! I In ir doc! I iue anil in order to scciue
I ndmis-ion to confluence.
"She may do all right," sail one ol
j the older pica -hers, "until it c imei to
' immersing some big six footer in a
'creek; then sho will be left." t.i
i lliui'llj'.ei .Vi'.
How Passover Bread Is Mario.
In tin prepaintion of the Jewish
Passover bread the kneeding is done in
the ordinary way. Pine gunpowder
water is the only component a I ! I.
1 The tilll! for the dough lo be b.ik d i.
reduce I ti the mini num. 1 is iuo'cn
' into 11 it cakes nnd then run b-.w i
I io. Id's into very thin sheet :. Over
! these a woikman rolls a iito'ong .,1 steel
I to perforate the dough, s i that a'l !i l. i
III IV l e seen 111 hated cukes. A steel
hoop cuts the d nig i into round, tl r
sheets which nre th-i lea Iv l-u tie
oven. The bnker then stand with a
pa ldb nttachel to n very long linn He.
With the aid of a hey he thmustlio
cakes into tho brick i oinpa' t men', mid
! in half a minute pu U ihem out icily
for use. A 111 t.ath cake is r.'U'id,
! about four foe! iu diameter, somewhat
browned, nn 1 having slig'-.t in hole
projection! on it! mi face. T.iey have
a rather p!c.innt taste, no! unlike that
id crncliCi s, and ni iko n g io 1 siilm a ute
j for bread. In soim places there h a
j ilcrti in I throughout thi- cut ir i ye ir for
j tha unle a v.;no I cikei by d.sieptc-.
About eight cakes weigh a pound. The
cakei are v, ry brittle, nnd their pieces
nre ground up into fine me il. This is
the subsl. tu'o for wheat flour in the
household during the Passu ver.
An Awkward Man.
Nirklnby- That Podgers is nn awk
Squeers In.le d?
Nick'.eb; --Yes. I nm td-1 Hint he
intinot even try on a new shoe without
putting his foot in it.
The II link In? r,t the Corn.
The golden days of Riimnni liiin have swifM
ly glided by.
And Autuiiin's subtle witelnry is changing
earth nnd sky.
The leaves have lost the emerald groou iiiny
w-i-re in vernal days,
Th frost is kissing forest b-.u;hs Into a scar-.
Thpgrnp s nre purpling in th'sun upon thn
Tl e air's invigorating ns n draught of rich, t
re I w in".
Th earth is fair ns clover fl 'Ids bed ck-vl,
with d -iv at. morn,
Ami Autumn welcomes with a smil" tho
hu-kiiig of th e n n.
My mind goes li-nk to otlnr dnys, and bet.
tor, if you pi -ns'.
When b iysnnd girls w-oro wont, t i mvt at
j llv husking be
(Jii Im w iio it i-enlly s"iiis to nn were hand
somer by fur
Thau nil the nrtilleoil on-vs tin tnilors mnk'
Tims- wens delightful ev minis when we
mived our toil wild Mi s.
For evei y re I em- ivliidi wo foun I sei'iired
the rln ri .lied kiss.
II isn't strange that now I fe-l so loiiesomi
Kiuee nil my fiuond nre n' .'-lit at tlio husk.
ing of the corn.
- Il.-h'iil -'ire I'rrs.
(Jormandi.in Turkey I rating by
The blacksmith welds iron wil'i seal
A man expetlenC'S "dial sinking
feeling' when he fall overboard.
"I've had a great many trials iu my
lime,'' iciiiarkod the veteran criminal
The baker nia'ies nn.ru bread than
anybody else, but ho never has nil ha
Am; What do you think of your
new shoes, Mamie? Mamie Oli, t hoy' 11
do ut a pluc'i.
While the tiger m :y bo con lined in nn
ordin iry cag , it iiof'en neeessuy to
put the lynx in chains.
A young tii'in who was aire de I for
nttcinpti'd suicide, by jumping into tlio
river, hai bo "il "luled out by hid
fru-ii I s."
"A miss is ni goo 1 tn a mile," said
the deer, as it ran away. "A mi s ia
lis I ad ns n mile," said tho hunter, lis
he leloade I his gun.
Painter-1 assure you, my dear sir,
the portiait of your wifu wi'l tuin out a
speaking lil;ene-,i. Customer Speak
ing.' Can't thnl be alieied '.
Their wn a ring nt tho dooi bell nnd
lliesuvanl In ought in a carl. 'Oil,
dear!'1 exclaimed the lady of the house,
"it is that Mrs. Fenther.stonehaugli. I
hope sho won't stay ns long ns her
An Odd Little Business.
New Yolk has perhaps the only mnn
ufnetory of .1". lim harps in the United
Stntns. Acimpiuy, whoso sole icpre
seiitntivn seem to be a bearded gent o
m.nn who occupioi modest oltice! on tho
top floor of n Filth avenue business)
hou-e, i-nriics on the trade. The hnrpi
arc made by n cabinelniak 'r nnd sold to
heaven knows whom, apparent') with
out other advertising than is coninined
in a curious little pamphlet bristling
wi li poetic quotations. The ngent
owns that his hnrpsdo not sell much in
New York. The turmoil of thii town
is not fivorable to .-Lilian minic. Tho
harp fr iin- s are made of maple and other
tine wood, and the strings nro of silk,
catgut ami steel wire. The harps aro
made of various si. ! to lit window, of
diller;iig width, nnd nro provided with
n s-innl p'a-ik attachment for windows
of unusual 17'. Tin wind blows
through long, irregular, horiz mini slit,
in the frani", and plnys upm the keys
in its p issagc. Moit of Iho sale! am
made in the West ami Siulh, mi l tha
company's repieentative cxpres.es a
cheerful lonli leneo that tho in irknt for
.-V. b in harps will be iu liutainrd.
Bear Hunting in Auslmll.i.
The Australia kaoln, or nativi bear,
ha Us favorite I mints in the gigantic
eucalypti! tires, in which, the color of
lis fur being so like that of tlnir buk.it
m not, when at ..ny great height, easi'y
distinguishable from it. It lives main
ly upon the tender shoots nn I buds.
Climbs with great rapidity, nn I clings
to the bark with wond u fill tenacity;
the females, while ( l:mb ng, curry their
young up in their backs.
They ;i-e destroyed ill great, numbers
for tho sako of their h d-s nnd tho way
in w hich some of the lui hnien pursuo
t li -in, by cutting notches in tho bark
nnd digging their toes therein, in cm
illation of tho black natives, is not ono
of the least wonderful thing, in tho
The bear's cry of distress, when ia
danger, is curiously like that of a terri.
lied baby. In size they aro small, and
resemble tho sloth Imr species, so com
nion in 'ho jungles of India.
This animal, as well ns the Kangaroo,
opossum, and other qu idrupcds imiig
cnoiis to Australia, belongs to the rur