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PITTS1J0R0 CHATHAM CO., N. C, MAY II, 1801.
The Konr Winds,
Wind of Hit? Nurtli.
Wind of tlie Norland snows,
Wind of the vviimowul skies and sbarp.clca
Plow cold and kern cross tbe naked hills.
And crisp tho lowlan.l pools with crystal
And Idiir tbc casement squares with glitter
But go not near my love.
Wlud of tin Want,
Wind of the Tow, far clouds.
Wind of the gold and crimson sunset lands
IS. aw fresh and puro t'tom the peaks and
Add broaden the blue Kpai-rs of the heavens.
And sway the grasses and Ibe mountain
Hut let my dear one rest.
Wind of the East.
Wind of the sunrise sens.
Wind of the Winning mists and gray, harsh
Itlow moist Slid chill across the wastes of
And shut the sun out, and tbe moon and
And lash the boughs against tbe dripping
Yet keep thou from my love.
But thuii, sweet wind !
Wind of the frasraut South.
Wind from the bowers of jasmin and of
Over magnolia glooms and lilied lakes
Aud flowering forests come with dewy
And stir the petals at her feet, and kiss
The low mound where the lies.
--Charles Henry I.uders.
LOST MR. GREYLAND.
HV 1IKKO STIJONG.
She was ft proud woman always,
and just now die was a very angry
Her fine figure- was drawn up to its
utmost neigh1, lior brown eye flushed
so tlipy looked blm-k, and n vivid
crimson burned on licr cheek, whose
brightness no oiienlnl rougo could
ever hope to rival. Imogcnu Leigh
had always been handsome tonight
sho was magnificent.
t'hnrlos Grcyhmd could not help
admiring her, even whilo her glance
of scorn burned into his soul and
cnt'lied out the dcrp love ho thought
bo noro her.
Ho was rich and sho was poor, and
in that fact lay thu ciuso of tho trou
ble. Somo kind friend everybody
has these kind friends, you know
bad insinuated that Imogono was
marrying Mr. Greylaud for his
money; und Grcyhmd, in a moment of
piqii') occasioned by Imogene s danc
ing twico with a handsome cousin of
her own, had let fall something of the
kind in her hearing. Of course Grey
land was u fool, but not so much of a
ono timt he was not sorry for his folly
the instant tho tiling was done, hut he
whs too proud to suy so. He did no
for a moment believe (hut Imogenc's
Jove for hint was influenced by his
fortune; lie had only spoko,i thus be
cause he was angry, and angry people
are generally idiots for the time be
ing. Never would ho forget the flash of
Imogene's eyes, or the keen sarcasm
of her tone, as she. unsweird him:
You are free, Mr. Greyland. A
mill with a soul so small that ho deems
a few paltry thousands of more conse
quence than himself, should seek a
male from among his own kind. Take
buck your ring. It is a diamond, and
as such nojloubt valuable to you."
Ho set his heel on the bauble aud
ground it into the carpet; then ho
said a few angry words, for which he
would always bo sjrry, and left her.
They wont their separate ways, aud
tried their best to bhow their faces to
the world bright and gay.
Imogene succeeded admirably, hut
Mr. Greyland overshot the mark, and
people said lie was getting frivolous,
and the pastor of his church labored''
with him, and won the everlasting
dial ko of bis wealthiest parishioner
About this time M irgc Atlicrton
came to the city where our disunited
lovers dwell, and hero was a field of
libor just soiled to her. Sho bad been
some years in pursuit of a rich hus
band, but the man she desired to honor
was slo v in making his appearance,
and there was a s'rong prvpoet that
Miss Atlicrton, in spilo of her mani
fold attraction, would have to diu an
old maid, or emigrato to Oregon a
country where it is generally supposed
they d i not raise women.
Mr. Grey hind was ihe very subject
for her. Hie sot herself to work at
once to conquer him. SI.e fluttered
him, sho deferred to him. she asked
his opinion nn every trifling thing,
and poor (irc land's heart was so sore
that be was glul of anything by way
The very day that he had made up
liia mind to propose, fate stepped in
and il d a good stroke of business for
A jf.cai li i.:;c'u! criis occurred, and
$wij. iiivay ivj:v d'lar be possessed,
mi- in twenty-iour hours the new.,
was all over (lie city; and when, n
lay or two nl'tciward, Greyland.
aching for sympathy and love, wen
to call on MNs Atlicrton, she wa
not at home," though ho could havi
sworn ho heard her ut the top of tin
And that ended their acquuintan ci
Miss Atlicrton married a seventy
live yenr old millionaire, who willed
all his property to a homo for old wo
men when he died; and Greyland be
canto misanthropic, and took to keep
lug dogs and smoking cigars innumer
able. Things with him wcro not so bad a
,it first suspected. They never are, n:
least in stories, and ho had after all.
a few thousands left. Ho went into
business on a small scale, but the
confinement of the counting room In
jured bis health, and sometime in the
summer his physician sent him to Ihe
White Mountains to recruit.
Meanwhile Imogciio Leigh had bu
eomo au heiress. A great aunt of
hers, after living fifteen years beyond
tho ago of man, and tormenting the
lives almost out of everybody who h id
anything to do with her, had ditfd re
spectably ono nMit in her bed, and
when her will was opeiud, her greedy
relatives found that sho had be
qi cathed ev .rything to a grand-uieci
they had scarcely heard of.
But it was no use to get angry, and
so they were all very sweet ami nlTec
tionate when Innicno camo ami took
possession of lSerehlawn.
Hut the gir! found tho great hou c
very lonely, ami so in July she joined
Mrs. .fudge Kendall's parly and went
to tho mountains.
And so it happened that at the
Crawford Hoiiso Ihe names of Imo
gene Leigh and 1'harles Greyland
s'ood one above the other on the
They met at breakfast. I in 'gene in
her crimson morning robe, with her
silky black hair rippling down over
her shoiildci s, and her whilo hands
"paikliug Willi diamonds not his dia
monds, how ever--looked very fair
aud queenly as she sat opposite to him
ami sipped her cilice, and carried on a
brilliant lire of repartee with Judge
Kendall. To havo seen her and tirey
land, nobody would ever have dreamed
that they hud once been all the world
to each other.
Two or three days passed away.
Somebody introduced Mr. Greyland
mid Miss Leigh, aud they had ex
changed a few well-bred platitudes
and drifted apart. That night tirey
land tossed until morning in his bed
audibly anathematizing tiie mattress
for his restlessness and Miss Leigh
nearly succeeded in making herself
believe that tho winds in the corridors
were keeping lcr awake.
Next morning tireyland started ofT
alone for Mount Washington.
Lvcryboily told him to lake a guide,
and spoke of the danger of going into
those mounliiiu wilds alone, but he
laughed ut ihein. lie was not going
to convert himself into a hero by
getting lost not he! He should dine
at the Tip Top House, and be back in
season for stewed partridgo nt the
Imogene sat nn thu piazza doing
some trifle in green Iterlin wool, and
heard every word. Of c urc il was
nothing to her any way, but after Mr.
(ireyluud disappeared in 1 1 1 scrubby
evergreens which clustered around the
entrance to the bridle path, she was
coutcious of a feeling of something
lost out of the brightness of the day.
Clouds began to gather over tho
summit of Mount Willard. A party
who had ascended early in the morn
ing c. line down drenched; and by and
by the equestrians who had gone up
'o Mount Washington just after t.rcy
land's departure returned cold and
A hard storm was in progress on
the mountains- the mist and fog were
ttlu.o.t blinding and Mr. tireyland
bad not been seen or heard from.
Grave apprehensions were entertained
for his safely uinong those who under
stood the danger of being lost on the
mountains, and the gentlemen stood
apart in knots, and discussed the mat
ter with serious faces.
The night of storm and gloom wore
slowly away, and thu morning broke
cold and wet Imogene sat by the
open window, just as she had sat all
night, listening to ihe wild howl of
Hudolph, the beautiful pet hound of
tho missing man, which had been left
chained in his master's room.
Willi the tirst gleam of dawn a party
of guides and n hutf-tioou friends of
(ireyluud sallied forth to search for
All day they scorned the mountain
paths, only to return nt night as they
went. No trace of him hud been dis
covered. Another dismal night, and another
misty morning, an I again they went
form on their quest :his time with
itilo hope of finding him alive; but,
is one of tho guides remarked:
"It looked unchristian not to find
ho body and give it a decent burial.
Imogene heard what the man said,
mil for a moment hor heart stopped.
Shu knew now that in spite of all (he
-com sho hail triod to feel for Charles
Grey land, sho had never ceased to
ovo hi iti.
And now ho was dead.
No, no, sho would not admit the
bought! Ho must be living! (iod,
i ho was so good who loved all his
M-catures would surely suffer her to
bid him, to ask his pardon for tho
;iast, to toll him that in spite of every
thing she loved him still!
She threw a shawl over her shoul
ders and went to tho room ho bad last
occupied. Tlie key was not there, but
'ier own key titled tho lock. She
went in and released the dog, which
sprang into her arms with a cry almost
human in its sorrow and despair.
She hugged tho wretched animal to
her breast, for bad he not loved and
Sho said not a word to any one, but,
preceded by the dog, sho took tin path
she had seen (ireylaml lake.
ltough aud stony, full of mud-holes,
barred by brushwood, aud obstructed
by gullies, she found the way, but she
followed tho dog.
All the long forenoon sho went on,
faint, almost despairing, and so weary
that it seemed at each surcessivo step
is if she must sink down.
Haiti, and mist, and fog, were all
around her sho could sec scarcely a
rod in advance, and many a time sho
trod the extreme edge of a precipice
all unawares. And Hudolph led her
At last they found him !
The glad barking of the dog a littlo
ahead sent joy to Imogenc's heart.
Sho leaped forward and sank down
helpless by the 6ido of Charles Grcv
land. lie was sheltered by a rock and
he whs smoking a cigar, and altogether
seemed quite cotnforlablo for a man
who bad been two nights lost in the
Imogono would have fallen hack on
her pride even now, hut it was too
lale. (ireyland had her in his arms,
aud wus kissing her cold lips in a way
that made all attempts at reinointraucj
"You did love me after all, darl
ing!'' be cried; "and 1 thank Heaven
for being lost; and 1 don't mind the
cold and wet, and hunger, a bit. Put
your arms round my neck, dear, and
leli me that yon forgive my hateful
conduct of a year ago, and tell mo
(hat you love inc."
Aud she obeyed him meekly enough,
while Hudolph capered around them,
nnd expressed his satisfaction in a
series of joyful bowls, which woke nil :
the mull n l ai it echoes for miles around.
The parly out in search heard the
dog, and wcro guided to tho spot, and
by sundown everybody was safely
basking in tho warmth of the grr.it
wood-lire in tho drawing-room of tho
Two weeks afterward Charles tirey
land and Imogene were married, and
a happier home than theirs I do not
think you have ever son. Neitherdo
I think that a more contented, self- '
satisfied-looking dog than Hudolph ex"
ists. New York Weekly. j
Books Neither Written nor Printed, i
The l'rincc do Ligneis tho possessor ,
of a curiosity of literature. It is a
book that is neither writtcu nor
"How cui that be?" you nsk. i
Well, (ho letters aro all cut out of
tho finest vellum and pasted on blue
paper. The book is as easy to read us ':
if printed from the clearest type. Tho
precision with which these small
i hnraclcrs are rut excite. infinite ad
miration for tho patience of the
author. The book, by the way, bears
fie title "Liber Piissjonis Nosiri Jesu
Clirisli, cum cluii nclcrilnis nulla ma
teria composila." Tin- book of tho
Passion of Our .testis Christ, with'
characters not composed of any ma- '
Thetiernian Kmprror lludnlpb II.
is said to have ottered in Kilo tho
enormous sum of eleven thousand
ducats for this curious work of art.
Strangely enough, thu book bears the
F.nglish arms, though it is supposed
never to have been in Fngland. Il
Music from Afar.
Frank White, a ditch-tender for the
South Yuba Company, who makes his
heaibpiartei s at Crystal Springs, j
handy with thu violin. 1'ieqiicnlly
these stormy evenings the people nt
the various slut ions along the line get
him to rosin the how f nd ivo tin in
telephone concerts. '1 hey hear the
music 20 or more miles away as plain
ly as though they w ere ut I ho plaver's
side. Nevada Transcript.
j TfTE M'RSFRT AT .VK.IIT.
The day is done, and In their cozy nest
The rosv darlings lie in perfect rest.
Their shining tresses softly straying o'er
Those dimpled cheeks, that we may kls
Before we go; but let the kiss be light.
Good nicht, sweet slumbcrers!
Good night! Good night!
Anon we see a smile, all gently ploy
O'er a sweet face, then slowly die away
The little brain with fairy fancies teems,
And Klusie wanders In the land of dreams;
There she will Hau ler till night's sliadoivs
fiood night, my little one,
Ood guanlcth threl
She sees serener sunlight, fairer flowers,
Aud bluer skies than grace this world of
As down the silent slopes of shadowlHiid
Again she guides her hoop with eager hand,
Or may a mythic bultcrlly pursue,
liondiiight my pretty one!
'Jill morn, adieu:
K. II. Dovetnn.
HOW IltK IOX KFCAl'K.H.
A good story is related at the ex
pense of a well-known business man
of Littlo Hock, Ark. His hunting
proclivities ore well known, and ho
has the reputation of being so skillful
in his line that seldom, if ever, docs !
anything escape when be gels on ils 1
trail. On a recent Saturday, however, '
ho was defeated in a most provoking !
fashion. He saddled up his deed and
took up a trail that led to the south
West from the cilv. A short distance
away ho started a handsome fox.
Away the animal Hew, with Martin in
close pursuit. He seemed to bo un
lucky, for no matter how fast be rode,
the fox always kept just out of .
reach. Tho race lasted two honrsi
during which tho sly little animal
doubled aud redoubled bis track. At
last the fox showed signs of fatigue,
and Martin began to smile at thought !
of the satisfaction ho would get. But, !
alus, they struck a herd of hogs, aud I
just as M irtin was preparing to "close j
in," the fox sprang on the back of a j
long-legged poker ono of the kind
that can out run a race horse. The
hog raised his snout, gave a frightened j
grunt, and away bo Hew. Martin i
stopped, completely spellbwiid with :
amazoiuont. Tho fo.x held his seat
like a circus rider, while the furiher 1
tho hog got away tho faster ho seemed '
to go. Martin watched the strange !
pair till they disappeared in a brr.sh
patch and thc:i returned to Littlo
Hock. He related tho strange occur
rence to a number of "intimate
friends," and from them it became
known throughout tho city.
VANNIK AM) i'llK It A II V PliiS.
It was a very frosty morning, writes
Marion Keith, and William camo in
witu !wo poor littlo pigs that were
almost still' with the cold.
They had come somu time in the
night nnd their frivolous young
mother had gone ofl' and left them In
long grass, where William had fouii
They were too cold and weak ever, to
squeal and although we thought there
was not Ihe slightest chance of their
living, we put them in a bushel basket
by the kitchen stove and covered them
over with a piece of carpet.
Ity iind by they got warm ami be-
nmi l innLa ll I..,.,-,I 1 I .
5 " " "-' ..!
have no doubt they thought (pigs do
think) they had come into a selfish,
Mingy world, for they seemed to bo
trying to make us understand that
they were very hungry.
Wc bad hard work to keep one lit
tlo fellow iu tho basket, for he became
so desperate ho would jump out und
run around the door.
William owned a lovely spaniel,
Fannie her name was, and she had
three of the fattest, curliest little pup
piis about six weeks old.
Fannie came into Ilia kitchen, and
when she heard the baby pig, squeal
ing she was greatly distressed. She
walked iiroun 1 the ba-ket, sticking her
nose iu, and giving them nn affection
ate kiss now u' d then.
Seeing this her mister said: "Now,
Fannie, theffl little pigs have no
mother, and they nro just slai ving, nnd
you must give them some dinner."
So he made her lie down on the lloor
and gave her the two hungry strangers
and a more comical sight you never
saw ili.'iu pretty Funiiio nursing those
tiny white and liver spotted pigs.
She licked them all over whilo they
took their dinner, and when their
hunger was satisfied they went to
sleep. I think Fannie ought to havo
a medal for her kind hcartedncss, for
I urn sure she knew they wero not
puppies anyway she knew they did
not belong to her. lkMroit Fr. e
Here is a "highly recommended
corn cure": Dip in water a piece of
common washing soda and rub the
troublesome growth with it two or
three moruiugs a week.
... . I
A Curious People Liv'ng in the
Heart of the Caucasus.
Poor and Degraded, Yet Occu
pying Magnificent Castles.
Before the Anthropological Society
of St. Petersburg, a member, Dr.
Olderoggc, read recently an interest
ing paper on (he resiiits of his explo
rations iu the heart of Cuucasiiu He
had penetrated wlriro few explorers
had been before, lie camo to Swaneta,
a long but narrow valley ut the foot
' of the Klburz Mountain, through
wbicli the river lugoora winds. For
j most of the year Swaneta is isolated
entirely from the world, and even iu
the suimi cr season the mountain passes
leading to the locality arc made ex
tremely dangerous by water currents,
avalanches, and falling rocks. There
is a strange semi-savago people iu the
valley numbering about 9000 fam
ilies. They subsist on their chase
for wild animals of which there
is an abundance in the moun
tains, and iu tho uiiid season of the
year plant just as much grain us is re
quired for their immediate necessity.
Lvery now and then a Swauclau wili
wander away from his secluded home
into a more civilized neighborhood to
sell a few hides and to get in exchange
a few things that be misses in his na
tive valley, such as cloth, cotton fab
rics and some nrlii les of apparel. 15ut
(his ho does very seldom and with
great unwillingness, for his needs are
few and his native valley has made
him love isolation. They speak a dia
lect the principal clement of which is
(o rgian, with Persian aud Kirguosi;
terms of speech strnnglv intermixed.
They nro of a pacific nature Mid ex.
tremely shy of strangers. Dr. Older
ogge. introduced himself to them as a
hawker, and, trying to tiado with
them, drew them into conversation
and made his studies and observa
tions. The dress and manner of living of
the Swaue'ims present a striking con
trast to the dwellings they occupy.
They cover their bodies with hides in
the winter aud go about half inked iu
the warm season of the year; of clean
liness nnd comfort they know noth
ing, and there are no luxuiies among
them. Hut they live in undent castles
of magnificent construction, though
more than half ruined. There is quite
a number of such e itles in tho inoiiu-
' lain that encircle the Swuneian valley.
; The Swanetans have a sort of writing,
i and their folk lore is rich in rtirious
! traditions und quaint legends, poiot
! ing to a time when their intercourse
with (he world wu mole frequent
j t li ii it at present, nnd when Ihcy
ranked among the strong and civilized
. peoples of tho region. Hut nil this is
dying out with them. They worship
i four divinities and sacrifice animals
I unto them. Their conceptions of those
! deities aro strikingly suggestive of
: corrupted notions of the Trinity and
j the Yirgin, and indicate that Ihey
! were once Christians, hut lapsed into
heathenism before Christianity took
deep root among them. They nro
1 " .!" s
I Mil IIIOI,lil . IOC.
rc is a lei rib'c per-
I rentage among them of lunatics, idiots,
cpiloptic, and thoso stricken with
cognate, physic tl and nervous dis
I The physical deformities of tho
: Swanetans are coiiiineniirale with
1 t'leir mural dcleriornl ion, n.id show
i that they must have 'ived as they livo
j now for many gcneraiions. Their
: beads are flattened nt the hack and
I abnormally eiongnlel in the tunples ;
they are marked with strong progm
! tism and with diaslhem of both the
upper and lower teeth. Nearly all Ihe.
j Sw anetans hav e goitres, w hich begin
I to develop at a very rally age. It is
i interesting to notice that a branch of
the same people living more southerly
I in tbc district called Didiaii-Swaueta,
. more accessible t the influences of the
outside world, presents a more normal
element, both morally and physically,
1 1 n ii the Swanetans here described.
New York Sun.
There is a little machine which j
turns out fishhooks in six strokes.
Stroke No. 1 bites oil' a morsel of
steel wire; No II makes tlie loop
where you fasten your line; No. it
hacks the otl ier end; No. 4 flattens !
and bends back Ibe barb; No. o makes '
the point; No. ti bends the wirciiudj
your (ishhook drops into a little bucket,
ready to be finished. Then it is either '
japanned these are the ciiumon. j
black fishhooks or it is tempered to ',
the delicate blue you sometimes see iu I
cutlery. For this finish it is heated
red-hot and then cooled iu oil. Chi-
cago Tribune. j
The liurnhnui Jnilustriul Farm-
At Canaan Four Corners, N. Y., is
an institution chartered by the State of
New York, designed to furnish a homo
and Christian training for unruly and
homeless boys. Its methods are
unique, but the results obtained hav
fully justified them. W. M. F. Hound
and his wife devote, without remunera
tion, a considerable portion of their
time, energy and money to this woik,
and their benevolence has been recent
ly supplemented by the gift of 10,.
IHiO for the construction of the new
(iilpin memorial building. Mrs. Mury
Sophia Gilpin, late of Wilmington,
Del., during her lifetime expres.se.l a
wish to leave some of her property for
the purpose of assisting in the educa
tion of moral improvement of hoys,
but ut hor death no will was discover
ed. Two of her sisters, Miss Sarah L.
Gilpin and Mrs. Elizabeth Maury of 1
Morrislown, N. J., decided, libwcver, j
to appropriate a portion of the pro-
pcrty coining to them from their sitor I
iu furthering her expressed wish.
They ' presented accordingly the sum i
of $10,000 to the Hurnhain industrial !
farm to be used in the etec- J
lion of some permanent building fo1'
Ihe enlargement and better aeoomui ). '
da'ion of the institution's work. Thu
proposed bulbi ng is to be situate..! on
the most prominent part of the farms,
on the high ground overlooking I.uke
Jueechy to the tiorlii and e mui:iu.ling
a wide view of hill country to the east
and sou h. The building will include
the boys' department, quarters for the
matron, ai r .iiiino.lalioiis ,- visitors
and the d. rector's horn '. ( ily about
one-half of the boys now ut the farm
are to have quitters at the biiialing,
the re it living in cutagos near by,
each collage !) accommodate about
ten boys and to be in charge of one of
the biotlu iho.nl. The building of ihe
(iilp'u memorial is only one of I lie
s'eps in the process of enlarging the
institution from its present capacity
until it shall be able to accommodate
from 1'iuO to 12. hoys. The institii
lion depends entirely upon voluntary
contributions for its enlargement and
support, and it ta'ic hoys from all
parts of the country. Six states are
lepre.-euted by the present member
ship. Boston Transcript.
Making It Kather Personal.
This is credited as one of General
Lew Wallace's Turkish jokes: There
lived in Stamboul, Turkey, a well-to-do
Turk named Ismail Ilassam. He
did not have the imagination of a
Holer Haggard, but be was endowed
with a ready Oriental w it that stood
him well in hand when he was iu a
t ght place. A neighbor called on
Ismail one day and wanted to borrow
his donkey to use au hour. Ismail
made a low salaam and -aid :
"Ncighbji, I am sorry, but my bay
started on the donkey au hour ago (o
Seuluii. Ily now he is gayly trolling
over the hills far from the sacred pre- ,
cincts of Stamboul."
Just as Ismail finished bis speech,
a donkey's loud bray was heard in the
stable, which was under Ihe -nine roof
as Ismail's bouse, but in the rear. The
neighbor said :
"Ah, I hear your iKmkey bray."
Ismail protested that his neighbor's
ears were deceived, and that the noise
was not a donkey's bray. Then tho
donkey, whiih was supposed to be
jogging along toward Scutaii, braved
Il was too much, and the neighbor
"Oh, that is your donkey, Ismail;
Allah help me, 1 can now borrow
Then Ismail said: "Which do you
believe is lying, Ihe donkey or me'r''
The neighbor had to give Ismail the
benefit of the doubt, and went away.
New Fnilun'l's Largest Apple Tn-.
The largest upple tree iu New Kng- .
laud is in the northwestern p ut of
Cheshire, Mas., and it Maud-in the
d.ioryard "f Do us llotehkiss. lis age ;
can be traced by a family tradition lo ;
1(0 veins nt least, and it maybe
twenty or twentv-fivo years older. Il j
is now of symmetrical shape; the ,
trunk is uearlv round, w iihout a scar :
or blemish; there are eight huge I
branches; live of theui have been iu
the habit of bearing one year, and the j
lemaining three ihe in t. Mr. lloteh
kiss has gathered iu one year from the
live branches c.'ghty-live bushels of
fruit, and his predecessor has harvested
110 bushel from the same ti?e
branches. Ily careful inea-iiremeiit,
the cii cum fo; en. e of .he trunk one
foot above the gioiiud, above ail en
largements of tin- root, is thirteen
feet eight inches. The girth of the
large-t single limb is six feet eight
inches. The height of the tree is sixty
feel, and Ihe sprea I of the branches
as Ihe apples fall is one hundred feet,
1 he fru't is rather sui ill, sweet and rf
moderate excellence. H istou Transcript.
."Now 1 Loj Me.
"Xow I lay me,"
I.i-ps our baby,
As she bows at mamma's knee.
Her ear tending,
To all things, to hear and see.
"luwn to sleep,
My suul to ke . p."
I'.al.j's thoughts do take a leap;
"I prny the Lord,"'
Is the next chord
That in her mind is buried deep.
'If I should die,''
She breathes a sigh,
tin mamma's knee hi r head doth lie.
'before I wake,
My soul to take."
Thus prays our pet, to Ulm on high.
"Goal bless mamma,
(io.l bkss pupa,"
She sweetly adds, 'Tor Jeus' sake."
The little head
Then fulls like lead,
As in her arms uranium does take
The baby dear,
Whose vnj.-e sounds clear
In "Amen." said closo to her ear.
In snowy gown
We lay her duwn.
And prav the unguis to be near.
-Fannie W.Butler in Cincinnati Enquirer.
Temptation always wears tts best
bib and tucker.
O! I people are continually iuJulg
log in new wrinkles.
The contented ibid" lakes (hings
philosophically, of course.
Ad's fair in lovo and war and on
street cars," said the conductor us lit)
counted up his fares.
Woman may be able lo pack a trunk
better than man, but she needs tho
man to -it on the lid nfier she bus
parked it. just the same.
J're.aptor Y.ni liav. used tho
phrase, "an open secret," Give an
cxainp'e of an open secret. Pupil A
yawn. Nobody knows w hat it really
Sarani is nn ilbv'ivo weapon, but
it acts like a boomerang when it is ap
plied to his landlady by thn young
man who is two weeks behind in pay
ing his board.
Fx! ract from ". bride's letter of
thanks; "Your beautiful nlock was
received and is now in the drawing
room on the niantlepiece, where wo
hope to sen you often.''
Groat Merchant Tho business baa
increased so in the last jear, Mr. Pen
wiper, that when you order the new
account books you had better get them
twice the size of ihe old ones. Mr.
Penwiper Yes, sir. Hon't you think,
sir, iu view of llrs fact, that 1 might
have an increase iu my salary? Great
Merchant What! After such an ex
pensive set of books i 1 couldn't think
He taught his wile the sill of dress
Willi cli..j:ieiii'e and power.
And llien played billiards all day 1 n.z
At sixty cents an hour!
A Stratagem to (iet n Itoiul.
"1 can tell you a little story about
Charlie Foster's father that illustrates
the fact that theie is nothing obtuse or
dense about (he Foster family," Mall
Ion Chance said tlie other day as, with
a group of wei!-kn wn men, he was
talking of the new Secretary of tho
'The incident occurred a good many
years ago, when tho new Secretary
was a b y and lived with his father in
(heir Ohio b oil". A dispute had
arisen over the location of a stretch of
county road. S one wanlel it laid
out iu one place, others favored a dif
ferent route, and a few wanted a third
line. After a good deal of discission,
the Comity Commissi. inn-,, met nt
Titliu and named the day w hen they
would decide u-l where the road
should go. They said that lin y wanted
to examine the two principal routes,
find out which wa-inore traveled, and
select accordingly .
"Charlie Foster's father was inter
ested iu huv ing the road go in a certain
direction. The night before the deci
sion was to bo made be resolved on
' 'Hitch up ihe oxen,' ho said to
Churl e, and go down to Neighbor
Sawyer's and get his yoke; wc havo
"Chailcs asked no questions, and in
one hour three yokes of oxen, each
drawing a heavy sled, stood before
the Foster hum -stead. Then began a
prod ssion backward and forward on
the sh ip of road upon which Mr. Fos
ter wanted tho commissioners to fix.
Il was kept going for hours until tho
tracks w ere hammered hard. The cat
tle were then unyoked, and the Foster
f i nily retired.
"Next morning the commissioners
looked af the two propo-ed routes. It
took theui only a few minute tn de
termine whi.-li Hack had the most
travel, and the road wa promptly
located on the line of (he Foster pro-ct's-ion
nf the night before. New