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PITTSIU)IK) CHATHAM CO., N. C, JANUARY 1801.
We nrlse from sweet sleep in I lie morning.
And Willi never n whisper of warning
Tin' unexpected conn.
At the nnoniiilo never :t whisper f on
slaught! Yet, ilr-i-ite nil our knowledge ami furc
thought. TIlC ltlir.Vp(Vtc. Oiilllt'S,
Willi tho even we iuetinn no longer
For to U9, lie we weaker or stronger
Tin- uiiesH ctt'il comes.
While tin' vigil at midnight we're keeping,
Through the presage of sorrow stud weeping
The uiicxnertt'd runic.
- (William S. V(litiT in Constitution.
I'.Y It. III'I-'N.
"Litlle torn," said the handsomest
old lady alive to her j-aiulil.iilillitor.
Whose pet inline seemed tho most ap
propriate lh.it could be given her. 1
have dismissed l'litiie!;. lie lias been
robbin: t Ik dairy, ungrateful wretch.
Pointer discovered it, ami begs lint lie
shall go today. Is it not dreadful 1'"'
II i, indeed g nndina. Patrick is
at honest U-i 111:111 c:in be."
"lint Polinc.', eliilil, Palmer
We hive had no pence sinco that
liiisn wax engaged," eried (Jaccn, in u
tfiiiliT. "Vim buve been deeeiveil by
liim. lie is a horrible and wicked
creature, I urn sure. Look at bis
spotted face, his tijrer-like eyes. The
hideous wn-Irli is, I b:ive no doubt, a:i
escaped convict. I hale him! '
"What coarse language, dear. Pol
mer is a very well-mannered uiaii-srr-vniil,
and wi eager lor my interc-ls.
You ibiuk loo mill li of beauty."
'.'at is mil heiuiiful," laughed
tjreon. "Hut 1 "k at hi 5 lmuest gray
eyes and good m 'titli, graiidm 1.
Pisinis Pointer and keep l'.i'ri.'k."
The two sal in a lovely room in one
of the hund-onio-i bias on Hie Hud
son. Itehind III s il'.t 011 wlii. lt lin y
had placed (In in .elvc. a tall Indian
screen of 1 are beau y let I bei-n ilai'ed
jo w ard oil' 1 he draughts, w hieli the
old lady feared. as mml ol-l la lie
On lb; ocea-ion it answered a
ilouble pirpo-o, fur b.'hiiid il crouched
r. tlendei , (!nrk--l.i -in- I man in a ser
vant's jai l.rt. who wax lisooii 1,' in
tently to lie- eoiivt rs.ition of I be two
1 . 111 t is a i.' " 1 m in. 17'J pray s
mid reads his K'ble t yreat ilea!," sud
the ol ! l.oly.
Always in jiublie," said lie" ilirl.
"And I In- H "levo'.enl Sieiely speaks
80 h ;My of him," said the. j;raiid
inoibi'i'. Wiiit do tiie know of hini?"
n-kel IJ iceii. "liu'll is i.lam;eion
liisfii.e; In-wauls honest 1'alriek out
of llii- way ; lie i a uuMiibrr of the
tlauerous eiass I ant sine, (iiaud
111:1, I am ufra: I for you. Send him
Tup ol 1 lady .i-ed her held.
"I am more competent to jmlire than
you me. at your little leeu,"
l-he naid. "Suppose In- has i-iiiiieil ami
is repentant, shall we not be merciful
to him' I believe le is truiy nood,
,oi!r lb li ;, and so e.ttentive. Iteidex,
1 liiaua;;e my ow n b uiie, little Q.iien.
1 11111 not iptiie i liildi-li "
"Very well, tjiaiidm i,'' Righ"d th
She pas-ed out into tho hall. Patrick
Flood 1 hero, wi ll his faro llu-hed and
his hair lousoled.
"Oubl Nick, savin' your prisince, i
'avesdroppinf lo your remarks," be
No doubt, Pal," saitl kueeu. "Had
1 my wny.be should and you idiou'd
"Thank ye.miss," Kaid Pit. "Vott'd
never believe poor Patrick would rob
the dairy, miss, and stale hutth :r an'
vgi: un" things Pat that is ho grille,
fill he'd die for theould lady and both
indeed, I do not," aid tho girl.
"I have tried lo set riindma to alter
Iter deciiiou. However, I know where
to liud jott, Pat: a. id I think you will
cum- hack before lo.ijj. I w ill expose
Dolmer, if I can."
Put bo .ved, and went Mldly and
dowdy toward his .'arret to fret his
little blue cliesl, and lt'iilui moved
nvvny. As she did m a cruel face
liwped from bih'iid a pantry door,
and two dark br v met in a scowl
over eyes ihu were hardly human.
The man who bad listened behind th'
fc:een i Menrd D l: :i i 1. It W:l 1 :! HUT.
"S i you a e my en iny," he said.
"Very well. )nu:e,' lady. All ii fair
Tlnewas a li lie suppei-pariy at
the viil.i thai n'-Ji'. A dn. 'ii of the
Host elcjjaut pe ile of the iiei libor
hood bad been invited. I'.' i'lia, in
her pale pink silk lre, with roMbud"1
in her blae' bur, was beautiful euonli,
In t at the la-t in Mnent (he old lady,
nuxi ni-. to alone for her parsing ill-leinp'-:
. ad b .1 a touch to her toilet
I niic ln'ie, liiid,"sbe said, "You
shall have my lo'ijr-pronit'-ed dial loud
tonight. have taken them fin. 11 111.'
Mtfe on purpose. You know I never
put Ihem on now. You are jul the
styb; for diaiuoad-."
She placed the i-lar in her hair,
drew the trnlden drops from her ears
and Ruhxdttiti'd little cascades, of dia
monds, fastened a necklace about her
neck and bracelets oil her arms. The
i'trl looke I like an empress with nil
Ibis wonderful splendor added to her
'I shall ho really a-dinnied of my
self. I inn too tine," she said.
"N'obody can bo licit nowadav s,''
said the old lady. "Simplicity is out
of fashion, and tho ideu (hat irls
must, only w ear only w hile and rose
buds. I shall tell them I haveiveu
you yo ir birlhd::y present, and made
you wear il. Vliy t-lioubl 1 wait un
til 1 am ih-ad to ie the things to
you? You would imt enjoy Ihciii so
much, and you are out -and-tw cnty.
I ear frrandma," cried lleriha."
how ;ood you are! It is more than I
deserve, unless, indeed, loving you is
some claim. When I uriie with ou
it is because J know jou are bcinj;
impo-ed upon I There, I will try
to bid-eve as you do about I Mine,.
Of course you have had more ex,eii
ence, and 1 ant s.lly 11 h ml 1'alriek,
w ho has been here so lou."
"My dear, I've cried about Pa'riek.
if j oil waat the truth,' said the old
lady. "I've really been his benefac
tress; but they led 11. that persons
of this class are always turuinir out
badly, and have no cj aliiude. Sys
tematic plunder, foioil lMdiner sa s,
has hcen eoinjr 011 from lirsi to la-l.
Well, now pit mid look our pi etliesl
and '.eel ymir happie-t, little tiecn."
And, k -siej; ,,. ..ely i'irl. the beau
tiful old lady swept into her drawing
room, w here the quests soon assembled.
It was an evening lo remember, and
t.'.i' eii was in her yaye-l mood, or
seemed o lie. The I rut li vva-, she
made an ell'ort unusual to le'i', for
Miiii'-how her heart was heavy. Iol
mer, with bis sirause, eru 1 face, dis-
li-ured bv i!s yellow years, had drilled j
the waiters 1 1 1-r li l , and In his j
faulilc.-s b ack coat and while lie, I
seemed to her like "salan playing nt 111
servaut. Many, however, eon'ialu
lati'd Mrs. A-lifoi'd on her pos-essiou
of 11 treasure.
Tlies: Kor.ip .'a:i," they said, "un
derstand ail this sort of llii so much
belter (bail oilier people."
A i leal tenor from the Italian opera
suier for Ihem that ni;;!it. Ilrillianl
men talked their best; jrirU looked
oe!icr than ever, in the b.ht of the
in riad wax candles. The scent of
lii.uy blowouts lilted the hoilie. When
ooi'-nilils were said, die protesta
tions ot having had "a very plea-ant
evening" were heartfelt: and surely, if
admiration from men and friendly
speech from women could content oiie(
t.iiieen shouhl have been happy.
AlasI her heart fell ai heavy as
lead. She seemed to feel a slr.imro
premonition of evil. That nUrlit. for
1 ho lirst lime she renicinb.'ied that her
rauduiother, so handsoino ye', and '
full of life vnl spirit, was really old: !
that in :,ll probability sin! must s 1011 1
lo it! her. Perhaps it was this sdio J
thought. It was eiioui.'h. j
She followed the old lady to her
room, ami was loath lo leave her; but j
nil wa ho plea-ant there, so guarded, j
comfortable, and licit the waitine
maid always slept in tin! suiali room i
adjoininj:, tiial she had 110 cvciiso for !
Willi her diamonds still about her !
and her face rowinj; more mid more I
serious, she stole sofiiy up Ihu slairs. I
llolmer wan locking doors and cxiin-
guishiiii;' candles with a piiiistakint; j
air. Hi! bowed to her as she pis c 1.
His eyes ami his dark skin, wi. li in
scars, 111 idi- her think of a tiger. j
Sin: hurried to her room and locked j
the door. She had never done this
before. She did not know wlr.- sir.!
.1:1 'I-I... 1 i, 1,.,. 1 I ,,., ., !
ever since die was born felt tiu-:.fe to
At hist sin1 knelt down and prayed,
felt comforted, and arising, began lo
She removed the diamond'', laid
Ihem in their 1 i.-li old cases, and'
placed lie in in her bureau. S!ie bad
not the courage to go to the safe with
them she, who had often hoasled
that she did not know what fear
meant. She threw her pretty dress
across a chair, all ired hcrse.f for the
uieht and slippd into l-d. lea.iug I he
niu'hl lamp burning. It was a 1 iriotis
liitle thine, from which a white inccn
face, set in a sea of blue, looked nl
one with its almond eyes, when the
lump was lighicd. It it-uaily had a
jolly expression; 11 it secmeil to
give her glances of wainiii';. Vrl she
might have fallen a-lccp 1 veil then,
but f. r a low .in. I lioiiiiil.- 1 tti ig that
Wo all know thai the coughing or
even hard breathing of any individual
is a very distinctive sound, alike in no
two people. Patrick, the dismissed
servant, had a peeudar way of catch
ing his breath when fatigued.
Suddenly in the silence, this sound
nt ruck on (Queen's ear. Was it imagi
nation? No, she heard it again. At
once she was assured that Patrick was
concealed in her room behind the cur
tains of an :;leovo. It could be for no
oilier purpose than that of theft, llol
mer had been l ight, an It mcst guardian
of her aunt's interests : Patrick a
wretch who deceived his benefactress.
She tried lo think of some means of
escape from the room. Should she
ri;e lo cross it, Patrick, powerful and
alert, could slop her Willi a linger.
She might bring about Iter own mur
der. Perhaps to feign sleep was the
best an 1 safest thing lo do.
At last graitilmi wit safe for the
present. Patrick must know tho dia
monds were in her room. Again that
sudden inlch of the, strong man's
breath, tueeii almost fainted.
Suddenly another sound struck her
ear. A step upon tin! roof of the
porch, which was below her window.
The shutters opened : a dark head
protruded into the room, a lithe figure
followed. Dolmer himself, a pistol in
t an Ill's be true;''' thought the
girl. "This man I .suspected has
proved my guardian angel ; he has
come to save me from Patrick."
In her relief she sal up in bed, and
clasping her bauds, cried:
"I Miner good kind I olinei !"
Hut his answer was an oath. A
hand struck her. not heavily but sharp
ly, on tie! shoulder, and pointer's
voice hissed in her ear.
-Hood llolmer, eh! Ah. now you
are afraid! I was bad Pointer Ibis
morning. I tv:i lo be dismissed, eh?
Oh, yes. yes, because I ant so dieadfu!
"I looked like an escaped convict ?
Very well, I am from the galleys
at Toulon, l-'or what was I there, eh:'
l'r killing a woman. Now 1 kill
another! Then I lake the diamond !
Ah! you did well to keep them ill you.'
room to-night, and, nt daylight. I dis
cover joil ale murdered and robbed,
pead women cannot telltales! per
haps its Patrick who is dismis-cd,
who is the .hief. Who kuow? N 't
honest Pointer who soon goes to be
rich in his own country. I b ile you.
1 iike to kiil you ! I, wlio look like
an ugly tiger, eh?"
The girl shrMik back powerless to
move or lo speak, but seeing w h it
polmer does not see : the alcove cur
tain thrown side, and a great well
built Irish liguie emerging fio it il,
and lifting its sirong hand above Pol
inei's right iirui- The next instant,
Pointer is 011 tho Iloor, and Patrick
1 ling 011 his breas', ties bis bands
together w ith a red cotton handker
chief, as he cries :
No fear now, miss!" I was up to
the thricks of the eraylher, and
watched him. 1 knew he was a ft her
thitit di'tiiiuts, and I aw him thry the
windy to feu if it was aisy enihriu';
so I risked 11 n eai acklher for the sako
of the family, prayin' the saiuls be w id
in". "Ay, Miss lateen. He's as
helpless its a bah ill me h inds."
Pat gave his testimony in court,
when Pointer w as tried, in a way that
made much laughter, but it was with
him, not al him.
Pointer, an escaped murderer, w ho
had kilicd a lady for the -al.e of a
bracelet, was returned lo the authori
ties of his own country; and Pati iek
s now guardian-general et the house
and the ladies. A more faithful o;.o
could not be found. The Ledger.
All Aihi iilnriiiis Hush.
There was 1 o iced one summer, in
Concord, V. II., an odd appearance in
the topmost hraii, 'lies of a tree hclieved
to be 1 'Jo j ears old, and the observers
could hardly believe llicir eyes. Put
when an adventurous marine climbed
up the old giant he found that tho
sight had not been deceived; a currant
bush was growing couteiiNdly up
lltei-c. and clusters of ripe fruit wo;c
hanging from ihe steins as if it were
(he natural thing for currant bushes
to grow in the t -ps of c nlury.old
trees. It is supposed that caitlt col
lected, by the winds of year, in the
little clefts, and that 1 lei seeds of Ihe
currant had hi en brought bv birds, to
find their home in the gathered toll.
Pis'citns for War Vpisels.
War vessels employed in defending
a coast are ofiei: without the meant
ov irausaeliiie iiifoi iiialiou ,," U(.
insl importance to tin- mainland. I!y
means of earrie.- pigeons (hey coti.d
scud communications a-ieue over a
distance of several hundred mile.,
dgual the approach of the ( in-iiiv's
;lcet, a. id M-poii all hi iiid 1 1 nls.
f Scientific American.
(IimiKEN'S COM MN.
T'tK mi 1. rruo.
Hif lives in tie- locks,
I. ike the little led l'"C
J'liul walks oil the tuussc
In soft fur sucks,
AimI on the nlje
OT the steepest c,.-e
( if piiie-iliirk summit
she sits and mucks.
Heady ul nay.
I'.y night mid il iv.
Alert itiul answering
Things to say.
Whether cugU-s sln ii k
I'ruiii sky tmi -In il v k,
'i' Ihe wtllcy t-lilMivu
t all in play.
Mie is 11 ware
I I your words lire fair.
And will shout mid Im'Occ
Tin 111 c cry here.
The hint in 'lie Ire--Will
hear, uiel th- hew
on its honey tii-ht
. Will hear in the air.
Yet of c. il r p.rcli
I do hisc.'ch
.".one s'ip from uiir tongue
Iti wind ymir reach ;
l'i r she will net rest
Till Ihe I'itlinsl.
f all you in o ill 1 i i"
I Ins gone to each.
Not only in rocks.
Where the skulking fox
Walks (.".- Ihe ..lges
III S"fl flll'soeks,
lwrll lio apart
N o . in many a heart
l-au id'e an, I Icil-tulc
'lie th.it mucks.
-'.Mis. ( l ira 1 1 it l: ,t-s
1 m: 11 i.ini; niii:vs nr it u;. i.in
li. di Ion is an ancient city in tho ,
western pail of Asia. lis hanging'
gardens were reckoned among the won- J
ih'is of (he world. King Nebuehad. j
in Air is said lo have had 1 1 1 -1 1 1 made
I o pit ae his . 1 1 1 ' 1 1 1 Am. lie, hcciusc
the I ' 1 1 1 Ionian plain ti eined so dreary
to her w hen she thought of the hills
mid valleys of her native laud. The-e
gardens formed a spiare with an area
of nearly four acres, but rising in
terraces curiously cons; meted with
stone pillars, acros which were placed
stones, ci. ( red w iih reeds and bint,
na n, and again w ith bricks united
wilh cement; above tin si- sheets of
lead to prevent moisture li -wing down
and Una ly a sullieiciil layer of earth,
the summit being elcaiei feet
ah'ive the I:im so hal at a ili-lain e
the whole presented the appearance
of a w ooden hill shaped like a p) ra
There was a large reservoir at the
lop which was filled with water by
pumping from the 1,'iver laiphratcs,
for I he watering of the gardens, and
the supply of their numerous foun
tains. I ii 'Ve.s mid avenues of trees,
a well as great beds of beautiful dow
ers and hundreds of silvery fountains,
made these gardens, indeed "a wonder
of the world" and the view of Ihe
City of ll:di Ion from them was ex
tensive and lmignilicciii Pctroit
M IlYs l.OMI W -OKI'.
"I'emeniber, Neddy," said mamiiia,
one day, "always to ueeoiiuiiiidati)
i vei v one (hat you can "
"Ycs'ui,'' answered Neddy, heartily,
"I will." And maiuiui feit sure that
he would, because Xeddv is one of die
very h'i'-l boys to remember tilings you
The next day Mrs. C::uin called (o
him as he was runiiini; down the street
with his new sled Hying along behind
"Neddy, Neddy ! come here a inin
ule, won't you?-'
Neddy heard her and slopped,
though he didn't much want to. He
was going over 011 the Wilson hill
coasting, ninl was in a great hurry;
hill he went up to the door where
Mrs, Camp was standing, and pul'ed
oil' his fur cap with a poi.le liulu b.ov,
which pleased (he IncV very much.
Will you run down to the store for
me, dear:''' she asked. "I want a
spool of t is(, and I have 110 one to
it didn't take long, after till. The
sloro was not a great way olf. and
there was no other customer; and
Neddy, in less than live tninuics, was
back niraiu with the spool of twist.
" I hank jott," mid Mrs. Camp,
smiling at him. Then she took a bright,
new dime from her purse. "Here is
something for you to buy peanuts
w ith." said she, kindly, "ami I'm very
much obliged, besides."
Put Neddy shook bis head nt (he
dime, though lie liked peanuts almost
as well as maple sugar, which is say
ing a goinl deal.
You're, welcome as can be," said
he, "but 1 can't take pay for goinn.
Miv. Canip, 'cau-e, you know, mam
ma tells me alvvavs to a-abominato
every one I can?"
Pidn't Mrs. Camp laugh! She
couldn't help it. though she tried so
hard that she choked, ami fiighleinil
Neddy, who could not tilth w hat the
(rouble was. Youth's Companion
Till- (Jl'LF STREAM.
Ii It a Volume of Water Ku'hing
Out of the Earth? ;
A New Theory About the Won
durful Riverin tho Ocoan.
Has it ever occurred to the reader
at inu earih is not "solid." as wo
commonly say, hut
w ith enormous cavities or caverns of j
all dimensions? If so, why should j
these caverns not he numerous every
where in the crust of the earth, some
e:iily discovered, as (he, (iical Mam- j
moth Cave of Kenltnkv, and others 1
never yet seen by mortal eye?
These huge cavities, originally
formed when those portions of the
earth's cnM were in a melted stale,
and results of the uueipial cooling of
dillerent materials of the composition
and of other causes, if so situated may
form the basis of very inleri-iing
thcor'c. l-'or insane they may he
gi uera'ly filled wilh water, and there
may cxi-t great underground inland
The source of the tdilf S ream ha
ill Wilis been il disputed ipleslioil This
grea' ho Iv of warm water is nothing
more or less than a stream or river in
the ocean, llow iug through the cold
water. Il was formerly thought that
this stream was form -d in th" eipiaio
rial regions, where the surface water of
'he ocean was healed by the sun, an I
then began to (low northward.
P.ut of late a theory has been ad
vanced thai ibis stream, w hich i j 1 1 -1 a
well deli I oil' the Florida oast as oil'
the lira ud Hanks of New f, madia ml, i n
stieani of hot water w hich is-ues from
an oriliee at the holloiu of the sea
somewhere among the 1 -'lochia 1 Is.
I.'ceenllv Ihe I lyd 1 og I a phie i lli e of
the Navy Pepai linen! has been en
deavoring to determine if it is so, ami
ell'orls have been made to liud this ori
liee by the use of the sounding line,
lint it' a stream of hot wa'cr of the
proportion of the (.ulf Stream does
issue from an oriliee in the hod of the
sea then w hvl n mighty bailer there
must be so la w here in tho bowels of
the earth, and whenever tho-o enor
mous lir.'s burn through the rocky
walls of the boiler and (he water rush
ing in Is instantly converted into fleam
no wonder if explosions ensue that
cause (hi! ovetl iug waters and the
earth's crust to vibrate in great waves
which we call eiirthipi tkes.
Very probably this is the oae. for
abundant evidence of these explosions
caused by Ihe contact of lire and
water when the earth's cril-t was livsl
commencing lo form is eveiy where
apparent, only the 1 If et of atmos
pheric changci has covered (he hard
ness of the face of the earth with a
kindly soil, and vegetation has clothed
this soil w ith the smile of lift!. Put
wherever the mounlaiiis are wo see
the evidences of these sleain explo
sions. There i one great rock in the Yoo
inite V alley several thousands of fei t
high, standing alone, from hich .- ime
great covulion of uatire has split oil'
il huge fragment and buried in no one
knows w hither. Hut in the course
(into the earth's ei ut has grown
(bicker, and al present we know little of
these subterranean explosions, except
when tho solid earth trembles in au
eartlupiiike. Of perhaps il i the for-
matioit of sleain that iaios Ihe lava
lo the mouth of the volcano and forces
it upon (he plain, until another wall has
been built between the lire and the
water in the dt p, Its of the earth.
Then, too. (he hot springs may show
the existence of subterraneous waters.
There are numerous oilier peculiar
circliiii-tanei s w hich oc;n to be ex
plained by this the, ry. For instance,
it is said that a great stoi 111 on the At-
Jamie coast of the Coiled Slates is ne-
companied by action of ihe gov sers of
Ihe Yellowstone Valley, and (his might
be explained if it could be proved thai
a subterraneous water way from ocean
(o spi ings existed.
I( m..y be dial (his sub-water pro
tects the surfao of Ihe earth from a
great heat. However, if the earth be
not "solid," as we generall suppose,
but pei mealed w ith seas, channels and
piis-ageways of various kinds, it gives
n reasonable basis for sonic of 1I10
.lilies Verne's stories, and probably ex-
piain many occurrences iu;.i at pres.
t-iil arc only mysteries. It remains
for the future submarine vessel to
g dve this problem. plosion .lournal.
A Weak Man.
Mrs. I .ark in My husband can lift (spirit, however, have introduced from
a barrel of 11 uir on bis shoulder and j the east the suuiach, dogwooil, swamp
carry i' upstair-. J maple, sas afra. red and while oak,
Mrs. Hunting I wish Mr. iliinling j etc.. 'I hey are all grow ing satisfac
vvas as strong its that. He can't even j torily in various portions of thu slate,
hoid Ihe baby ten minutes-. Fpoch. ' and at Ibis time tht'V aro gorgeous in
! color, inakitig mii iiugely benti! iful con-
Wiilciloii joiii- honris that each j Irani with the evergreens, puhnsi
day i, the best day of C10 year. at aitcat ins, pepper trees, acacias, etc
Orchard of Historic Interest,
The lirst orchard in Ohio wen- plant
ed by the pioneers from New Kngland, '
wi... iimi- d at th... mmi f the Mm-1
ki"-" " ,!iUT A,, il ,17; ,''.!'" i
ealiiy in Inch is si'uaied In" In-lorn 1
town, now ciiv, ol Miiieiia mi a.
ways been cel-br.ue I f"i" ii liuit.
l-'or (ho lirst ijiiartei' of the pre-enl ,
ceuliii v il vas the chief source ol
..p,,. Ml,i,i. f,,,. ,M r sc i ion, hiy
(,a)k.(1 .,. lll)VVIM.iVer
trade, extending as jar a N'W Or-!
leans, I.a. The grafted varieties wen. '
few, the leading commercial soils he-
ing (ho lllsscls and llhode lland '
These were originated fnuil grafts
brought from Ihe Kast. Owing lolh.
ibilicully in procuring grafts, seed. ing J
apple t ice weie ciiliivaU'd I" an ex-j
tciitlh.it is now unknown. Some of!
these were of surpassing eco'.cice,
very produeiivc, and 11 lew developing ,
into t of huge s!e ami gn at age.
Fruitful year were the rule, and even
parliil laiiitres were comparatively j
few, and ihe curly apple (irel,ardH
weie never infested with lie' in-e 1 j
c lie in i e s now so common and ilesinic- j
Two of ilu-o old apple tree-, mil- ;
living all their companions, s nod in .
neighboring ofchaids 011 (he bank of j
ihe Ohio 1,'ivcr, opposite the linuilh of ;
the l.ittie Kanawha h'ivcl" ill Wet ;
irgiuiii. Although one vva- superior :
ill flavor to the other the ft llit of each
was uniformly largo in sie ami of a
ooldeii color that gave then: a very
gelleial resemhhmee, not oiilv in the
fruil but in the sie and form of the
tiees. Oilier seedling apple t l ee-1 f
early planting ami large i i.e are still
lo be found ill other pari of Ihe
Slate, but not enough is known of
I lo'iu lo warrant an individual
Ten miles further down the river
was another old apple tree, believed
lobe yet living, on Ihe faimofMr.
S. IS. Oakes. The fruit is similar in
sie and general appearance to thai al
ready described. Thi-tree a planted
in IT'.M or IT'.'J ami, us staled in an
exchange on Ihe authority "f Mr.
Oakes, has attained a li link circum
ference ill the siiia lest place below the
branches slightly exceeding I.' feet.
One of its live priucifhil branches la
a circumference of T feel. The smallest
of the remaining; four has a girlh of :S
In Ibis district (he cherry trees for
ipiite a long series of joars produced .
enormously, and a few old-time pear
trees can vet he found uiinllccicd wilh ;
blight. Tin: oil' years with pen-lies
Were few, and the crops were so
ahaiid ml that the only 111 11 Id for
them was 1 he poor one furnished by
country distilleries. The plum cur
culio made its advent along hh the
inlroilnciion (if improved varieties ot
that fruit.--; New York World.
A California Kiptipnge hi I-!!.
At this time llu-te v:isnol in Cali
fornia any vehicle event a t .i.lc Cali
fornia call; Ihe wheels weie without
tires, and were made by felling au
oak tree and hewing it down liil it
made a solid wheel marl a fool thick
on the rim and a little larger whcie
j ,e axle went through. The bole for
x !e would bo eight or nine inches
j j,, dianuler, hut a few tears' 110
wh jnciea-e it to a foot. To make
( 1 1(. ,,. auger, gouge or chisel was
j M,eiiuies u-ed. but the principal tool
was an a. A small live reipiircd but
little hew ing and shaping to answer
for an axle. These calls vvi always
drawn In oxen, the ole being las'inal
W ith I av hide to the li o u.
To lubricate the axles they u-( d
soap (thai is oie thing the Mexican
could make), earning nlomr lor 1 he
pill po-e a leg pail of thick soap-lids
which Wits eolisl.-llllly put in the box
1 ,. y,, ,-.,,,1,1 gem-, allv icll
j w,eii a California cart a coming
ullf a in le aw av bv the s.:iieal,ing.
I hive seen Ihe falili ics of the
wealthiest people go long distances at
the rate of thirty mill s or more 11 day.
visiting in these clumsy two-wheeled
vehie'e. They had a little fiuinework
around it made of round sticks, and a
! mn,., k hide was put in for a floor or
! holt Sometimes the heller class
i would have a little calico for eintaiiis
j ,i ,.Ver. There was no such Ihing
I spoked wheel in 110 then.
Trees in ( alifnriiin.
California is nearly destitute of the
trees and shrubs which furnish the
brilliant autumnal lints of eastern
hills and tales. A few venturesome
What though id I Ihe winds are chilly
And the little dall'mlii;
Mauds knee deep in mow:
Heart, my hcirl, we'll slofi 1 II I reason
1 f Ihe snow cullies nut of S 'sot
And the iniilli winds hlotv.
Mill, we need not fiel forsaken,
livery llower will awaken.
Smiling to our gaic ;
A ud tin- lilllc dall'odiity,
MiaUner oil In r hood so chilly,
Siitf her sen'.: of prai-r.
J-'r NI the spiilu-ss sheets ahove her -.Snowy
sheet' which s,.ily (hot,
.'-'he V ill si' p at 110011
Ami ill only gain new lusl re
loiiuid In r sunny hrow loclii-ler.
In He- ali us of .lunc
So. my heart, we'll stop and reusuii ;
I f t lie sloVV mini's OUt ol tl ilsoll
V e w ill he of In er.
For il take- all kind- of ivealh-r -"-hilling
.Mill :o:d -Imi iii t.ii'el her.
'I 0 maio- up 1 he w ar.
- ; Helen I'.. Maiivill. .
in . Honors.
( 'old eliiber- -Peeembcrs.
A "put up job" - ISri' klay ing
( 'ourlsb:;' may he said to be :i sort
of 1 oe.patl ner-hip.
Tiiehaide-t thing to keep ill (his
World is lo keep sii.l.
'I'luie is ething f 11 iidilinelllillly
w long 11I1011I (he 111 111 who never gets
The reiifcoa woincii like to go shop
ping is ireaue tln-y think there i
oinelhing in .-tore fur them.
Verv gralefui: She "pear me!
how Hie waiii-r is bovving (o v 011. I
leaf he'll upset, lie's bowing so low."'
lb' ' That's lici atise I've lipped
V i-iior --l-n'i your nr th 'r iifrahl,
Willie, of cale' ing cold in those slip.
pel -:' Willie Hull, I eness you doll't
know lie in slipper-! Ma ii-es ihem to
vv arm tin wlnde faniilv with.
Moih. r -W hat makes you cry that,
vva.'" .I dniiiie )iir poor teacher
has been .sic, so long, and -and ''
"What! Pel he die?" "No no
he i-getting well boo boo."
New Minister (to young lady whom
I c saw k s-ing- a liiiihlle-agcd man)
"Is that gi inleiuau a relative yours?"
Voting l.uly l in-' engaged to Ihetuid-ilh'-aged
111..11 ) --"I le is my 'popper,
Ari hitccture is one of the greatest
of tin- arts; Imt none of its profc-sors
ha li, , 11 aide to lcild tat step at the
top of tin- Might for w hich your foot
reaches vainly win 11 coming upstairs,
in tin- dark.
Teacher - -"Tiioina-, I saw you laugh
ju-t now. What a'e j 011 laughing
about?" Tummy 1 was jul think
ing about something." Teacher--
V oil hav e no business thinking din
ing school hours. 1 lout let it occur
A ( liinese Venice.
A-one approaches ' anion, China,
lifter a journey of miles up tin"
IVnrl river, die Tartar city of 0110
tnilli 01 inhabitant'- pre-vnts a dreary
hail ing wast, of ugly buildings, all
soluii 1 nothing to 1 harm the eye.
The sii p drop- anchor and the hine.-o
biib.l begins. Swarms of sampans
tilled wilh I'ia'lei ing, habbiing- people,
hurry ibo erjo fnuii the sicamer, a
shouting of voices, piercing and
-rcniiiiiig. a wild confusion of men,
w onieii and chiidi 11 Working togeth
er, haiohiiig I licit- in ills wilh icmark
nblc devterit the steering i gener
ally depiiieil lo the women- avoiding
coliii, ,,i that scent inevitable, thread
ing tie ic w a in and eul and always
l'-i ring with marvellous skill, with
an occa-j, inn! yell of warning to a
boat that is ill itling too near.
I'll,- ll'iaiing poniiaiion of China is
e .orui'Mi-, gmii raiion s,.,.,'e Is genern
t ion. I li. re I hey are horn, there they
mailt and die. The infant who tod
dles and i"oli about, voluminously
w lii 1 pel in clothes au, I angled
ankle- ami wrii, grows to old ago
and know- no other life. t 'union's
:i j nut i- population i a city by ii-elf, a
distinct community numbering ihreo
hundred llcm-and. They are supposed
to he Ihe lie eeud.ilil- of the rebels who
were cut oil from cotiiiniiiiicatioii with
th" laud peop c by an order front 0110
i f the Luipcrors of the past.
Filch boat has its cooking corner,
its water lank and a little altar or
shrine in tin! how, whcrelhc joss sticks
are kept burning, and every day with
the deepening twilight they flock to
their iiiicliorages in the canal. What
si variety of boa's! What iptoer speci
mens of naval ,0. cbiiectui c ! The long,
nut row ferry bouts brilliant in color,
wilh grotosiiie dragon-head bows pro
pelled by men, the great junk and
cargo-boats of wonderful solidity, al
most concealed L..111 view with tim
ber loaded 011 cither side and touch
ing tin! water, 0 '.i.nka-bonts rooin
liiing an egg in lhape and worked
iisicrii by a single oar. New York