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IMTTSIK)U0 CHATHAM CO., N. C, MARCH I!), 1801.
Cloud nnd Sandilnf.
W ntt iiiif in uliinin mid pain;
Weary, oil ! so w i ary I
Handily falls the ruin.
dark t lif day, ami dreary.
Ttic bitterest wind nre wniliii;; Inn I,
And llie funeral sky is clothed in c! "i. 1 .
Will the sun ne'ersliini' ani'i?
('niiriij-' in I cirt ami brain,
Thoucji ilic liny lip dark'nins;
Waiting is ii'il in vnin.
If f.ii lcl ilinu'ri licark'niii-;.
The dvt nr'i -I -tether will change smn-- ''ay.
And new r a !mi I hut will u-s away,
And 111'. !" i n must shine a-'iiui.
I'p liil. liiar', nor mind
'I In lent of fiery t-yim;.
'I lip mystery cut win -il
Willi Murnw and will) rrylnp.
Thf i-r-ilii -I pill. I.v a method slow,
Mu.-t lost i'-dri' in Hip hottest glow,
Hill it roim ih f.irtli pt'lix'.l.
C. K-Inn I wler. ill tllP T'lispl vpr.
A RASH ACT.
'Si you've been bounced?" Said
11 1 1 in 11 Milin.-in winced at the. iiii'le
ff.ril wiiii; hut -he understood enough
of I'. e Ppoei slyle of dialect to know
that tin It inn u as intended. Mr,
l'opf.vi r iliil mil gauge her phraseology
by "Web-tor'- I'nabridgi d," Imt she
V ll U good SOIll, llOV('lthoio9.
Ye," "I"' an -wered, meekly : "I've
Mr. ltjmvr was stout nml short,
Willi no vidble waist, n black lace rap
! I ln -i ll' of I n-r lii-iiil !i ul her feet
tin ii-! iiiln carpet slipper.
M s M'iintin was slight mil grace
fn1, wiih i iitl.ly brown hair anil plcad
i t4 hael eye, and looked every inch
tl e lady in Imt shabby mourning.
Pity, ain't il ? ' said Mr, Popover.
"This lime ii' year, too!"
Yes," sighed Marian; "Imt I am
imt tin; only snflere". 'I'liirly o'lior
gu 1-Iia -p gone, Ii'm. Ilu-inc- is so
ilnll after Hip holiday. Mr. M-redidi
(..i) hp shall lie re-engaged when tin"
frl.ii.' of trnli' wan. nils ii. Putt I
haven'l nun Ii I i. . i m'. "'
Ami w lial ye goiu' to lo now':'
nskpil Mis. I'up'ivpr.
Miiriiin iIipw a lenir Inral'i.
"1 ilmi'l know," f.iiil sin-, pitpouslv.
Iis tin ii tin' ilnor 1'ppnpil, : 1 1 1 . 1 n
bl.iomiii innnir iil mine in. willi u
fatilii l in In- - li'iinl.
"Is lllis Mi s. I'..p ' Pi's? ' Silill lillO.
"Urns Mi-. M !ni in- )li. Mil inn ,
you ili iii lliinr. I've fniinil you n(
Iiisi ! Uli. Iii'v 'l i l I am Id see
Parian jravp a Mule ap.
'.Illli.'t I'liW r s !" sill' l l it'll.
"Yi -. ii':' I !'" Iip iiiip'1 .ItiliPt. "I
pot III ptl i f iPiii'lim Kt htiol (1 ;s li in j
ll'iililoiik Hollow, ami tlin tiiislt'PS
wpi'p hi eat li:i, anil the i-liililren m
driailfiil, Ilia' I mail.' up my in i ml lo '
piiiiip to ynu nml spp if I eouliln't fvt
niii'i iliiiif; lo ilo in the pity ."
Well, I tli't laie!" .aii Mr. Pop-
over. "IIitp'n :iss Marian lieri'lf '
jiisf li. t !i ihiMweil out o" lni-ine-8. 1 j
like lo kii" how hhf't. lo help any- i
lio.l. :-.?' ' '
Mill ian ;;a p 1 If l;o"i soul nil lip- i
I eaiiii" iii:..-!'. '
I wi'.i ilo ih" lie-1 I an, said
.Ami .I-ilifl, an a; p!e- fat oil. an
fiiiiue iiatniiil yotiiii: et iiniry la,
lie.1.-( !t tl piokp up in I., r.
"I kiipw ynii wmilil lip'p me,'' raiil
frlie, "lipeam-e you know all about the
ri'y. Am oh, Mai inn, ilt iir, I'm i-o
lireil nil. I so hungry !''
Ami thus Mai inn Milinan lirrnmn
cliitieil willi tlio losponsiliiliiy of an
hiioiI.pi' lesiilp herself. Ami I he days
Weill hy, hiiiI siluations wph1 hardpr
than ever to obtain, ami the little
eommon pun1" wa exliiiuylptl, ami
Mr. I'tipover'H nt'eoiinl heeaim' lai;;nr
llian ever for tint lent of the hack lit'd
ronlil, with Its hideous (.-reell wall
a per, nml its tlisp'n iiin outlook over
Iho roofs and smoky elnmiiey
"M.uiiin," said .lit I i I , "what nro
w e lo il l i"
She had point; in tired ami weary
after a loiifr thiv'n work at !i" old Inn
inesn of looking for pinploy ineut.
Marian "lit aiie k 'i row fully at a
i-'umsy p.n-eel thai lay on the tali!.' lip
fore hi r.
They have h !ii l i.ek my poor Mule
(.erepiM nml pi.upii's unsold," ..aid .he,
"with a poliie note iiitinial iiii; (hat I lie
uiail.et for that soil of ihin is tier
s'ot'ke.l (Hi, Mim in it ! Ami vim worked so
hard at l In-ill ! " itli n ipiiek hurst of
n 1 1 1 1 ' . 1 1 ) i .
I'Iip ill"!.' fool I! To It II v ii the
t i .tli. .I'll'et," -::i.l Miniiiu, with ii 1
f ieei sMiile. '. Iiiu lo think I Imt j
to" ma: k't I" 'I every tiling is over-j
(.'... ked -l ie i:i. Ill led.'' !
.1 it! ii't I' reiv lioih her a in- around i
the s!ii;hl youua ti'iire. I
! ii iiuir, you're tiled ami tli-. our- ;
ii.-i tl." sa d he. "Ynil'll feel heller
Hltt'l iliiiiii'i." j
U s. ,lu. iel, ll e; e is mi dinner.'' i
.In iel ll.rew open ill.' ell hoaid ;
tl e I-, i n i Ki'V'' one I xl.aii-uve fliins. I
nrotinil its empty (dicSves. 1'liere were
the two china, plates, tlm two nips
nml suiirer, I he neiu Knives and fori.-,
the pewter spoons, the. iiine-i-eiit pep
per ami salts- but that was all.
"I'll pi) i,ui mill buy soiiiethili";,"
mid she, cheerfully "a neel. of
million In boil up for hoii i, or an end-
pieee of corned beef."
"Will can't make Inie'.s without
Rtraw,'" said Marian, sadly, 'nor buy
niiip-iiie.it w il limit money. At least
I've never been able to d il."
"Is l!.t iiioiiey all Marian?''
"Ail but live diily popper tents,
.Iiiliet rl it ked her tongtui Foftly
nfjaiiift (lie roof of her mouth.
"Mrs. ropover will tui-t us for a
few of yriierday'B rolls nr a l af of
stale bread," idie sii";!;c.-leil, elieelfillly.
"No, .luliel," said Miss Miiiuan,
resolutely. "We iim ulready too
iniii li in Mrs. I'opovt i's debt. I will
ask no more favor front her."
"Must we Marvel'" reseulfully de
"I would liillu r shirvn than t-ink
into llie ijiiieksand of debt,'' Marian
.Iiiliet. t hcek-: thishfil ; she bit her
"There i. h pawnbroker on Siih
avenue," niitl she. "Ami I have jjt
my iiioUii'i'li old ..'aruet riii nnd n
luo-iae searf-pin wbirli my fither
liroiilit from rinreuee when be waa a
mm caplaiu. I'll n ami see what I
"Hut- a pawnbroker!" sobbed Ma.
rian. "Oh. .luiiit. what aic we
'X.i wor-i: than uiaiiy another h is
come to," -iiiil .Iiiliet. "Cheer up,
Miiriau! Il. iueinber that il' ahv iv
darkest ja-t liefutv daylight. "'
Ami she Iv i -t I tin; pale i rl an I
W e ( t ie erfully out.
Tile garnet riu and I'm m -aie
eai l'-tin kepi lie in for a wee'i. Still
they were seeking for wink still Iho
sain -id I answer w.i- returned, ''or
every vacant phiee Ih 're wm at e:il j don myself lo ilespair aain. no mat- j t leu she sprang into the eeiiar wiu
a st iire of applicant. t,.,. dark the future seeuis!" ! .nv and went to the box. she found
They sought from pluee to place;
llipy tiavet.-etl streel after ulreet, but
in vain. Ami 011:1 thearv I'ebi 11.11 v
nibt, when the mow was tiiruinj.' to
dl-coltiretl slush on llie pavements and
u dismal her Initio over the street,
.Marian looked sadly up into her
' I'll'! sole of my shnes are worn in
hole, .Iiiliet," mill rh . "My feet
are sonkiajj wet, :uul my henl ache,
ami I don't think I can jro out any
more. It's of no ue. I think heaven
ha fot-trellcii lis."
.lulifl, s'tronjrer ami morn couraop
011, brewed her friend a cup of weak
te:i, and pro. lined two riotla crackers
from ' be cupboard.
"Ilit and drink, Marian, an 1 vou
w ill feel belter," said she. "I h ive
I it';) til of 11 woman w ho want a book
keeper in her business, nml I must eo
(here at once, I hi very evening, be
fore any one else ha- a chance t'i
crow tl me out."
"You won't t'i'l 1 he place, .Iiiliet."
Tlow do y 11 kimw?" cheerily.
I tlou'l know il. I feel il."
" ell, you'll ace. liat and drink. I
ay, deiir. I on't it o I11011 ritf ill ' y
"When you are fone, .Iiiliet."
Hut when Juliet a trone, Miiriau
rose and put tho soda craekers back
into the ciiplmaril.
"She c liioiir lit I didn't know they
were llie two last," said she. "Juliet
was id way a hearty enter. She is not
sonoil at -tin vimr as I am. Hut the
end'., eoine at last !'
She took from the mantle a little
vial of dark lniiid. lahelctl "Liuda
mim" (Juliet bad bail a;:ii' in the face
a few d.ivo ai;o, ami had u-ed a little
of it.) and looked at it (uestioniugly. !
"I hope it isn't very wrong," slip
illinium cil ; but Imt it mut be so
hard to die by iuebe-! I larder still
logo !o the p. niliou-p on Itlack well's
1-laml! Oh, iio,l could not endure
Ami renioving ihe c rk, she drunk
the bitter diau;;hl.
Surely llii- would be 11 dose Plrong
cnougli to silence all lie! pang ami
wotii of ad'i 'ii poor soul!
W ilt il 1 i,.i,.i u
sell, lie-l ing down auioug the pillows
of her be. I. " P.oeitti sc I have not much
stieitgl h to endure. "
No, it was not painful. Heaven b.!
thanked for thai !
A sweel drowsiness, like the breath
of puppies, overspread her being, and
w illi a li i l' mil! inured prayer on her
lips, Marian drifted into sluiuber.
Hiiln'1 I tell you it was alwav '
darke-l before day light ? Wake up,
Marian -wake and icjoiee with me!"
fhr ugh a sort oi cbunl, Marian
saw Juliet's radiant face. She : trug
iricd into a sitting po-lure, ami tried
lo n member what had passed.
Was ii true? or wn ilonlv a it-w-im?
my mother's d.-.ue-t sehnd fiiitel!
Site knew my nainu ill om e, niel -ho
say si u slit'iihl have kum 11 me any
where from lliv le-elub'il e e of
liei'.her Slip, is ia ih: pel I'liie ry
oh, ."lleh a niee biu store! -
Mild she luaiiiie ii a I In r-elf. And
I am to bu book-keeper, with a nit e
salary, ami you are lo have a tr.ioil
platai (hen', ion ri'hl aiiiy, Mar.au,
dear! Aad wo e.m pay jrnil Mr.
I'op'iver now, and live like t luistiii u
uyain ; nml I'vo bronchi a mi siioii ii
niee little snppor of euld roa-l eliii !eti.
nml hot pt'taloes. and a pitele'r of
sinokiii eoll'ee. Arealtreit, Marian.
K ni-u up, dear, nnd enjoy it."
A faint, bad -inilo iliikerel into
II. itl all the silit-hiiie. pom now th il
;i .,, i,, I,,,,) ,,,i i, ,,,,.,.,, 1
lb-little I'e il looked -how deliei ill-
ly fragrant was the colli e.
With a feeble gesture, she pointed j
lo the little vial m tlm luintl t. .laliet
would know wh it she meant. !
"Why," rl ieil the j;iri, "where h all :
my t'tinofli inetlieine? I t'ot the bulile j
tilled only yesterday, for I knew ihal '
I Kepi you awake, fouyjiiu;! nl niuhl. '
Mrs. IVpover y:ive me some out of .
the ehililrni'.s bottle; she's -m h a kind 1
old woman. I.aiiil.aiiutii ' Oil, mm, I
know that's what the label says, but ;
t in? vial -rut lipped over loinj an I
nil the laii'laiinin leaked out ! Never I
mind, dear-- we ran ea-iiy ei-t mere
now. Wc are not hear anv lon;;er.
Here, sil up. Iriuk this b-'l eolli e
before it has lime to chill. And eat i
the chieken and la-le this dear little
teeny .lass of current jelly. Wm -ee
I'm eeltinj.' I'Xlravaant, but we have
lieen starved so Ion;'." ;
"What a eowaid I have been!" said
Iarian lo ber-elf. '( Ih, thank tb-tl '
Ibiil lie lias saved me from my own
rash will --.saved nm to bt-iu life
anew saved me for new siieumh ami
hope! Oh, I never, never will ali.aii -
Ami Juliet never knew how near
I M.iruiu ha I conic to the solution of all
1 life'., 1.1 obh io. Ii was a see.-ei be.
I tween herself ami heaven ! Saliir-
Telerili anil llislriet. Messenger Hoy.
An army of 1 :?,"") boys i employed
in llie leleer.iph ami district mes-eiinor
.service in and around the metropolis.
These boys jel from S:..'.n tti l a
week, but llie co-t of their ituiforin
and the heavy lines which are levied
upon them for ll'.vial causes would
11 like their incomes very much unailer
were it not for the o ld ";ips" which
they get from lime to lime. Then, I
ai.'aiu, the liiessenj-er boy is iu the line
of promotion to H'teanl, to clerk and
to telegraph operator, ami with every
blep bis 1 ay inciea-e.-. In the up
town district, especially iu ami around
llie Tenderloin prc-inc', where the
tlisir ft messenger service i only in
full bla-t iu the small hours of the
nL'ht. the small boys do the day work
ami the big boys serve at niht.
These lads make more iu presents in a
wek llian their wages would amount
lo in a inotilb. I be Slotk r.xchange
pays the highest waes received by
boys iu (he messenger service. Its
boys get fiom l lo 7 a week, their
uniforms free, a yearly Christina
present ot ."r-V, Have only lo worK
from '.t.Ihi i. 111. to :i p. m., and have
I heir Sunday and all public holidays
to ilieniselves.- fXew York Times.
All l iricraekei-i Miule Iu Cliinn.
l'iret't ackers are not mudo at ali in
thi country. They are ull imported,
and coinii principally from Cbin'i. 1
About two year ago several iiianufae-
t''t' !' Ibewurks iu New York inlro- 1
bleed the making of giant firecracker'
but tin! industry has not increased to
any extent. No one in recent yens
has even altempted lo make the sina'l
firecrackers. 'Ihe reason for Ih 'k stale
of tilings is a financial one. There i
110 secret about Iho making of lire
( rarkcrs, ami American are just as
well able (o d" it a an hodv ; bul
; Chinese labor is so thcap that il doe
, nol pay t" 11 1 :i 11 (I '.(' Init' Ihem iu Ibi
country. I tic duly upon lln 111 i-ei.:lil
cent a pound, which nmouu's lo
Miinctbing mer Iih' per cent, ad valo
rem. - Huston Cultivator.
Sentiment (iel a Setback.
They weie walking out, on a prr-
; fectly cloudless night, iu Hie light of
. the big round moon, which seemed
j unusually bright and beautiful, lb
1 whs of a ilet idedlv seutimenial tcin-
feramenl ; she was more m iller-. I-
fact. Suddenly he clasped his I 141 i;
ami cried out lapiurmisly : Oh,
.Mantle, look at the 1110011 lo.nighl !
Isn't it beautiful - be 1111 ifnl?"
Isn't it, llonry !" she replied, w itb
c.pial enthusiasm. "It looks just 'ike
a big fried egg lon't it, ileal-i""
I "Win ih v.... llrnk lie
was w ho wanted a hot k-l.t a pe
(IllUHiKVS (OII MN.
I II II V MT. OF BVKK'W.
flnrp a fntlifr sun; to Ilis Imhe
i.'u.iint lulluhii s swot t ami oM ;
Win n yuii lii't-t'i-tln -i ml-of-1 he - rainbow,
V.iii-w i.i liii'l-a "t of-;t'l'l."
.b pill'ii'i''! nwiy to r.n-toii,
i As Iih i liiiiited a Mother inese rhynii",
Vint he "riule a liit Imr-c to liunihi rry
; im ."
( W ilhi'iil iitir regard to tiino.
I I" n he siii! like il lner t r -mlni:.
I I'.yt low -in -hiil'x -ileur-
!'ti lln lii'iil-til-l!jptiw-f-lMi-wil! 40
j J'o-sliii loi inany a year."
i Ml. me. in the land of llyilow,
I lie Ins omul Hip pot t'1'i.'i Id.
j 11 other liirse, hi: -in's lul'uh t'.
To Hie I'.alits nflhe u ptr lnl.l.
I Hi father, W in' Wi'li'hi 'l my ehil Iim". I .
i 1 'Ii. fattier, w Im l-.v l me -11
" s' 1 V) lime, sin- my l ni.'lil rl
i A lid Hik' s me liome li Hveimv.
1 1 if roil fn c I'rri. '
r. mi in 11 s s imiiiiii n's ' ii;iin. !
A Ocrman legend tell bow St. j
Nicholas canui to be eon-itb red (lie
i.ilron saint of Iho children, t Inn I
lay, iiccordiii"; to the pretty legend, he
.va pa ill"; by a lui-ei'able hou1.
s(eppinif soflly 10 1 In open window
if heanl ;; father lameiitiu the
Alt li hetl fate to which his three lovely
.01111 daughter-. Were tloouied by
loverly. .'-I .Niehiil.i-,' gentle letiil
.vas touch d. He returned at ni'bt
mil threw in at tin; w i:now Iim c.
in;; of cold stillicieat for (he tlow 1 v
if tin "jri. Ilis kimlup-s ,i t I.i-mi
iml lo fill 1 1 nl In is eipiallv wielelieil
liiide liilil reijiii dei as lie espc.i.il
lem iiicioi' 01 cnuuren. 1 n iu -sia he
re erem etl a the chit I siiinl of llie
irtek C.iiireli, but in ( iei iiianv.Sw i
1 1 iml. I! 'Hand ami 11-lriii i' i- as the
iiihlrtn's s.iinl 1 1 1 .- t h" is chielly hon
ied. i hii mii..u
i In a warm bed iu an old so.ip-b,.
iu the cellar obi Tabby kept her throe
' iiule black kittens. Hut sometime.
empty. Then she always wen
1 -i:,ii , to the sifin.. ioni to look for I
1. .. 1 ....1 .I..7 .....
,nbi itiinin" wi:b ihein.
... 1 1 1
im- mill lour veins old. ami
lay w i.h il,,'. ki.ten better
tl):ii w Ih h-r .lobs. She would dn
Ibeiii up in die dolls clothes, ami take
tbeui to ride up ami down the room iu
her little cai riae, and put them iu Iho
dolls' bed ami try lo sing ihem to
I ulu wii- iery fond of ! er little
oil-in Amy, who lived in another part
of the city, and came lo see her soine
linit -. and she ihoiio'ht she would like
to give my her kitten-.
So one day she put. tin' three kittens
iu her apron very carefully and car
ried Ihem to the stieet corur", on
w hit h si, od a big mail box, painled
I I w .a- for packages and new spapers
that could lint be put ,11 the little box.
I inn bad very often -n ti her mam
ma put pin kages in tin re to st nil
awav. ami -be thought that 111 order
10 send the kitten to Amy
olly (,, j ,, idem inibe b,..
S 1 she lifted tin! lid. ami
l' e kitten iu one by one. Then she
ran home, vt ry hippy over w hat she
bad tl lie
When she had played with her doll
a little while she went upstair-lo her
, r. and a-ked if lln- live (..lock
had come vol.
j ..t i almost live," said !,, r mother, j
I "riieu Amy will almost get my 1
kittcti," said Lulu, for she had beard i
that the 1 .11 I ier came elcry day at live
ii'clot k lo lake up ihe mail.
Her "mother asked her what she
meant, ami when she heard that the
.Ulcus had 1 11 put in the lua'l -box
she laughed a great deal.
'I think We bad belt. 'I' go out, and
ee if Ibey ale -Oil lhe-e," she said (o
t -it 1 11. i
Thev reached lb" mail box ju-t iu
time, lor the earlier bail opened it and
taken the killt 11 "ill. and very linn Ii
sir iri-eil lie looki .1. lie was vily
gi.nl to pul Ihe Ilii.e mewing lillle
cri itt 1111 - inio I ,ui n'- apron, ami she
caiiie.l ih'tii home ::: 1 m, w ! 1 e Tabby
was looking for lln iu am! growing
Auiv w a given one of Ihe kittens
ihe next lime she ( .11110 lo set! l.ulu.biit
she c rricd il home in her arm, and
did not try sending it by mail.
Y I'liih'- ( 'oui union.
r-ir I'. il Hi.w-ier. .111 eminent
Sv.'lch wiit.r an. I natural philopher,
i iM nte I lln philosophical loyi allet'
u. kaleidoscope, in 1Mf. The nam
.-,.., d.mi 1 he I .reek ami meiins"!
(. be. m ii'ul image-. ' Thi optical
iiisiruiiieni is mu only a pleasing toy,
bui it i of great 11 lo pattern de-
-ie,,,.,. ,! ,,(1., t,, whom it supplies
mi 1 1 die-s vai it tv of liguros.
I Tlie Bivalves Put to Many Good
1 Hiainarkable Ev denco of tho
Indian's L king For Oysters,
It has been estimated that ".'".oiin,.
('MO bu-bes of oysters are opened an
liually in the l uited State, and that
this it 'i'i'-i ni an nee .mnlatiou of
shells auiouniinrt 1 not ! than Vb(,
iloii,"!!!! cubit: feet, which if spread
out would cover a spaco of more than
-loii.ii.lt) yards fjilare to a ileplh of
No doubt llie majority of peronn
who have a-sisicd in ciiiin the oysler
l outiiiui il in 1 hi I'lmi in in amount of
shell seldom yne a thought a lo
what beeomt ol these roiiuh, uneotitli
coverings. A few, perhaps, il" ipies
liiilieil oil tin subject, Would be likcl .
I'i reply that Hit: only way in which
tliey had seen them liliii.etl w.a in
ami making roiid, ein
and wharve. Neverlhe.
li s-, tlii i bul one of their many
n-es, as 1 hey are extensively employed
in making "stools" for new oyster
bed-., by spreading liti'iu on the bot
tom of thebivs and olher bodies of
water in which oysters are propagate!
Ihu foriuini,' a bed upon w hieh the
spawn settles and f.'1'ows into inaturily.
Tin y are nl o eolivet'ieil i lime,
s. rve a- ballast for vessel, and mad".
into fitlilii r. In addition to Ibi
they play an important part in (he
p,,ullrv card, w here, in a powdered
form, lhev are unit b sought al'ler by
those ciu-atied in ri i-iu fowls of everv
1 'I be eai Iv colonists used nothing but
ty ler-sieii lime, and in many part
of New linliiml iheie still i".it mil's
j and kilns devoU'd 1 nl it-ply to the in-tlu-lrv
of eoiiverliiiir the shells into
I that material. Thev have been used
in Hiiikiii a hydraulic cement, when
' 111 i v t'i I with chiv ami inatrnesia, and
I oave perfect satisf.n'ti not onlv iu
lay i nir drain., coaling ci-tern ami the
like, but also in makiii"; yarilen vase,
fountains ami other ornamental oh-
! ,ik' l"" !iso in makiii"; yar.len vase
e' 1 tii"M-it 10 toe .-it-oe-ois.
! Tlml. haV" ,,r',n for
leriiiiiu purpose mr numireu ot
; years i 1 viucetl by the fact licit even
j now, in some poi lions of Canada,
w h it is called "Mii-so'-mud," is t'us
j out of the. remain of exliiicl oyster
j beis by hunc luaeh'ne adapted to I hi!
j purpose inid spread iu thick laver
1 over the land. 'I hi is merely a siir-
vivid of an old custom, a we are told
1 that in early times they were labori.
! oiislv dredged out mi l u'e l for the
' inline purpose.
j Mr. lanesl Ingei'soll, a noted au
, Iboiity on the history of this favoiite
bivalve, state that "along tin! I'aiuiioo
Sound, iu N'orlh Carolina, when the
weather become warm and there is no
1 employment for (heir boat-, llie ti-b-erinen
rake up boat load of loiih
j 'bunch' or 'coon oysters' ami eariy
I 1 1 t 1 11 to the farmer to be sold and
!ls 11 f'',',,'i'r n"' which from
three to live cents a hii-hel i paid "
1 I bese "coon oysters aro Rehlom
' ralen, but are found iu imni'Ui' e quau-
lilies iu southern waters, every Make.
' hit of sunken log. or the branches of
'fallen trees being loaded down willi
j In (he northern and ea-lern stairs
j the immense un'Uiids of te ster, clam
ami inui 1 Miens teiiiui in lai'i'iish-
Citilies along the coast prove ilii'V-
j haiisiible mine for agr'c.illuri-ls, wito
I u-e them as a top dre:'io:; for their
I fi r.us. In the neighborhood of lania
j li-eolla. Me., thi-ie are moiimls hi, :,
j are estimated to contain not !t s- than
s.iiimi.ihiii cubic feel of ;.!:; , ia-t ai:;
I uiouinucnl lo the red 1
for ci u-laeeou food. I'ri r lo being I
' ' ' 1""-' '"' 1,111 "''' ''tell
i-done in Hide, homemade kiln-.
billing a lliinuln.
I.e-ler . Cii.lley, a North 1'la te
( N. b ) siockiuiui, tells
-lorv 1 I a
I i"c .a once took on Ihe ba. l, of a buf
la'.i near l-'ort Wallace, Neb. Ii"inrii
iiig from a bunt alone with llie 1 1 : 1 1 . 1 -ijiiai
lers of a couple of young luiiis lie
bad killed over hi shoulder he aeci-
d.'iit.iiiy ran iulo the herd again ami
wa- s 11 , 1 . .11 11 , 1 c.t hciore be leau.eil I11
kilualiou. Mv dodging iu and out :i!nie-'
c a-cd a slanipe le," he conlinu 'd. "I
I n w if a panic look place among the
b ii-ls 1 w onld be trampled l death.
I soil h-uiy determined on a bold
H'okc, and, edging ujt 1 lose to a
-'laggi young hull, gra'-bed bold ol
t'i. long hair on bis fort -hoiildei- ami
-Hi'.ug myself on lo hi- back. T,c
h ll iw that came from lln feliow made
III W i-h thai 1 had no! ..ii . id -, I on siie.i
h ii-!,! push for lib it y. Tee bellow
ig wits U. ken up bv the le-; ol Ibc
herd, and soon wo were Ihimr nlong
at il lerrilie rale over jrub'he ami up
hill and tlowu. I was blinded by the
s iml Ihrtiwn by I he hoof-of the bea!s,
bill with my eye elo-etl bunion like
mini ilenlh. lor half an hour the
her I kept up a lerrilie pace, and diir
injt; thiil itue my Icl: wee almost
crushed out of my boots by lln.' crowd
"1 bewail to think i .y time had c 1111!.
1 was s') weak 1 could scarcely keep
my .-ciil. ami was aboiil to let myself
full iroiii the bek of my lnitl.il w hen
I sue ceded in scrapinu some of tin!
sand out of my eyes. I tli-eovered
tin 11 that we were ruuniiiij parallel
with (hi! railroad track, and as tin!
bank was hih 11 ml steep the aiiiumls
b.'itl Hot Veniured lo clilnh the incline.
The In a-t I was i hliiiii W.t- tile chise-t
lo 'he track, and I knew if I reached
the lop of the embankment 1 Would be
safe. 1 il 1:1 nyc I myself together the
be-l I could and prepared for asprinr.
I "tit my It-i t 011 his back ami jumped
for tin! embankment. I Icai cd at the
riubl lime, for the moveiut nl of 1 lit
j 011111; bull's body scut me living half
way up lb1 bank, and llieie I w :i
safe in tip- sand. I'or live week after
ward I Was eilililied lo my bed."
( 'hici','0 Tribune.
Sea I'hiwi rs.
Altbouuh it 111:1 v imt In
j vll lt ,.v,.ll ,,, ,.,
i jM M, -....!,... ,1 i.
and .iImiiu lilt
j ,..,., f 4 , 1 T. 1 i t . anim il llow.-r
1 ,.,.(, ,',Mll i;l .,iu!v .,,
i varietv a-anyw here in I he Son: h S-.i
l.ll(,. lM v. ..,. .,.,.,;,., ... ..
lioned by Sir .1. Sinclair in bis "Siuiis-
ti' id An I of Scotland." and by
Mr. I. idle, a minister of Coveu.l.
Mr Muirheatl, a minister of I rr,
give the follow ing interesting aeceii.t
of si'inc of 1 1 K-1 1 1 which bad c,-ii:e
under bis notice : "About live w ar
ago I discovered in Ihcpaii-hof C
veml the animal flower, iu 1 veil
greater perfection ami variety llian
1 bail ever seen them in Jamaica The
lively colors and their various and
elegant form are truly cipr.l to any
thing related by the uaiui alists re
specting the sea tliweisef tropical
ion ilrirs. lo see an elegant flower,
perfect iu eeiy onlline, of purple'
given, blue, red, yellow ami many
intermedia:!' color, si riving lo catch a
worm or a fly, i really amusing."
lev. Mat-hall, a minister of I .ii tilt,
say-; Till i f late, perhaps, il ha- not
been generally known thai the animal
llnv.c.r is even common along the shore
of Ibillle, CoM lnl, and M rv likely
It rim II, I the W holf fna-1 of Calloway.
The form of this creature istlnant
ami I'l.'a-anlly diversified. Some are
found lc-Ciiihling the slinlltWer,
some ll.e hiiiiilrcd-ieaV'.'d rose; but
by lar llie greater part of them re
semble ,iuie specie of poppy- S mo
dules our liallowav animal flowers are
pill') le. frequently of a rosy hue. but
mostly of a light red or fleshy lint.
Visitors to die const often gather the
most flcgau; tonus of lln se creator"
ami carry 'h.'ui far into the iutc.ior of
ll.e country, where, if properly fed
011 wtiini. th.'v have lived weeks and
month-. Sme bale c en bred after
being icinoM'd fioiu I licit native cle
ment, and migl.l have livetl for year
if it were pos-dhV to supply them with
n il w ater.--St. Louis lo public.
The 1'irsl Ai.ierieiiu Hailway.
The lii'sl railroint buill in the I uited
tales w:is tin iM" 111 L's in length, e-
tending I rom (he g.'i.nile . i uii"- al
Cblincv. Mas.. . to 1 h- Neuoie el l.'iver.
Il w a-- folium -need ij lsJti and li 1-i-hed
iu l.i. Tti.' gauge wa live
feel . lln- rails were pi in, a foot thick,
co 1 1 o,l w illi hai .1 oak, w hit h w a in
1 11 111 strapped w.tii iron. In .laiiuuv,
s-.',', a bolt ci.al road .a- comi le t d
from (lie mines to Mamli chunk.
The rail on ti i . 1 ad w ei e
al-o of limber w illi ll at ii.01 b.n-. The
tiist loi oiiiome ftr use 011 a tail o n!
w a- iiivcitlcd by lin-hard IVevitcek in
I Ml. and lirsldieil iu a t.eorje
-ieph.'li-'Ui built Ihe lir-t i.aily suc
cessful locomotive iu IMI, i.nd le-lod
jt upon the l illingw 001! loul in the
11 1 ' it 1 1 c( linglaud. The lux 1 1,0111 t
tive tor ."1 tual sen ice eon-tri -'tti in
America was L. . Milicr'. Ihsi
I'i ieml," buiil for the South l ... otin i
liailroad t'ompany iu is Jo. I'elcr
; Cooper built a lit lie experiment.-.'! In
motive early iu l:io, he for.
"lhsi I'rieml" w;is completed.
The Middle Ages.
The "middle ages" j, icrm (
tlelinite period, but varying a Im'e
with almosl citry nation. Iu l'r.-.n -.
il wa- from Ciovis lo l.oiiis XI. ( !-
l.i 1 loll. In linglaud, from the li.o..
Ian hy 10 Ihe accession of llelirv VII.
I I".' 10 1 is In universal history
il was fn in the ovei throw of the
Ib'iii.an t mpite to the revival of ledc:n
tht lif:h to the liftceuth century.
( Host.,-; Cuiiivalor.
Olil Time Soups.
The kuiks we Used to sinn? Ah met
I Invv tin 111. and if I Could brin
My voice tlu ir sad, sweet tones to sing,
The air should with auuutlicui rii
I If sweetest nn lody.
'I'm siiiik w e Used to sill;,'? All, md
Tln ir inu-ie tills my lieiui w ith tcrrs,
I'ortlioM' It.sl hopes of lon-on yciirn,
'J hat Time's eturnal river bears
( 111 to Meruit'.
Tin Minn we used to slim? All, niel
In .Irtiims 1 hear each tender gtruiu,
In im.-ti'- ini' tir sniia aaiu
I Hi.l.c, ami dies the -met n frilin
To all bill niemory.
- New ( nleaii Tinif nemoemt.
A receiving teller A gos-ip.
A grave danger The resurrection
Coining up to tin1 scratch The vac
A little woman's tideeta tiro four
time a big as she is.
An honest man pays up. The other
kind has (o pay down.
"Oh, what a snap," ejaculated tho
tramp when the dog bit liim.
!ecau-o a man has a silvery laugh
ii ih"' imt follow that ho has a rich
Charily cover n multitude of sins,
bul luo-t of tin in connive to kick oil
"I l'.row n's credit good." ''I
1 1 1 . 1 1 ' ( I sav-o; his be-t friends lend
! liiiu money. "
I .;'( al.ing of hydropathic cures, it
' strike- us thai Well wilier ought to bo
! g I f... sick people.
I lili.ci I iocs thi picture do me jii
j lice. Maud It doe something nobler,
1 dear, ll shows you mercy.
I A fiigi ive poem i one that has
e eapeil fi 0111 its author after it has
been doing lime in a -crap hook.
! Hub ami Six hundred dollar for
j Ili.it sack? Jtcaler Hut, sir, it's a
! perfect skin. Husband A perfect
I skin! Yes; I know it is. Come 011,
I f th" farim r puts his fences up
high em ugh there i.-n'l any danger of
hi- sti ck running out. 'Ihe sumo
thing may be said of Ihe lucrchuiit it
be puts up bi price.
Iloy S;y, mister, please give 1110
lit cents' wm th of cii-ior oil ami give
i:;e very short measure, too." lmg-gi-t
.shoi t meaiire ? Why? P.oy
"Co l'e got to lake it uiy-elf.
V.liy They Make an S ISnckwaril.
It i- a c 111 1 1 1. 1 11 thing to ec 011 lioiuc
111. id" signs in vi.rioii pai ls of the city
the letter S wtiiteu backward. This
i- often, also, done by children.
Speaking on ihe subject 11 distinguished
phy -ician, who is in the habit of
knowing Ihe whys and wherefores of
thing-, said: "The explanation is
very si nple. The naliiral method of
inosi writing is to go ahead; lo write
fioiu you, but iu making an S tho
procc-s i. t,, siml at the lop of the
ledcr and w iite backward. The child
or the per uuacc usloiiied to making
letter-, begins al the lop of the letter S
and write, forw ard. atnl then wonders
why ii is, !iit th, hiier looks so tpteer.
Th" ( iig ra cr of card plates is obliged
loeiigiave It's writing backward in
order that when printed it shall rend
forward. The force of habit in en
graving backward is so strong that
letter engravers of card plates or oilier
engraved plates often make mistakes
w hen called upon to make w riling on
silverware. Iu thi. way a ledcr en
g 1 iim r om e put (he iii-eripiioii on a
whole set of aluabie sil crw are back
w aid ami never discovered bis error
until hi t-u-ionii r found it out. In
I he same way -poous w niche, ling,
and -1 on have often been marked
backward by engravers. Such mi-lakea
an- cosily, ami often niake il iicccm y
lo m .he over again the articles so
lien ked. Cipipo-iioi s are obliged tti
set up 1 heir matter back waul, and soon
b ai u to read il either way w illi cipiul
fa il ly. " New 1 ork Sun.
I alifurnia's l.nbl Treasure.
N'.ei- in any other country ha-a
ch-iii -e iu Ihe political dominion been
follow ci so promptly by so inai vclou
an increase ol wealth and population,
ol' punluciive industry ami general in
telligence. Never ilid a province re
pay new masters more liberally fop
tin ir double iu its uciuiiiion, nor
did any oilier eoiupicred territory ever
rcceiw greater benelil f rom compiesl.
The most notable instance in hi, t,n y
of triumphant invasions rewarded
with great sums of precious metal
were those of liabybmia by Cyrti. of
l'cria by Alexander, of Mexico by
Corle. ami of Peru by Piarro all
populous empire with wcallh nccii
mnlalcd through centuries of pros
perity. Yet Hot out- of them yielded
to it- e iiitlieroi s. w ithin a generation,
o much treasure as did denoliite Cad
fern ia to tho Americans. Century.