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HTTSIK)R) CHATHAM CO., N. C,, SHPlKMHLIi 10, IS.)!.
(itiutl mid Sitn-liliie.
Waiting in gltmiu iced pain;
Wiary. oli! so weary I
Steadily falU (In' rain,
D .rk iIir liiy and dreary.
"J'lti liiltiTi.it winds are wailinc Ioik?,
A :iti 1 1 funeral sky 1 dollied ;n cloud,
Will tin1 miii ne'er shine again T
Omriuc! in In an mul brain,
'Hi li tlio il.iy lied trk'nin;;;
W.itiug Is ml iii vain,
If liuioi' lluiu'rl hirk'nitig.
The dna.-iut wiatlur will change mhih'
A ml imh1 a i l. ii 1 Imt w ill a-s mvay,
A il l the miii iiiii-I shine i'i;;iin.
l' -iii'. sad heart, nor mind.
The Ii. art of Inry -trying,
The mystery entwined
Willi sorrow and wiili crying.
Ihe r.i.tM.-st vr .l.l. by a mctled slow,
Mu-t lo-e i'.: s in tie ii-.1 tot glow,
II. K il e iiu'Mi forth n 'lined.
f .i i-t .i ; it l:. K. I'artcr, In Ne.v York
AN EDGED TOOL.
r.v amy iiMi fir.
.Miss M iicl wanted, iiiitnediately,
in tho shtnv-'ooui !''
Shriii and sharp and elenr the mes
sage fit n:o through llio speaking-tube
i 1 1 1 ., the great I nam whore nli Mi p.
(ai ii li-h's young women were ill
wuik ;i ;it , btire-lloored echoing
room, wh'e'i v.n. lighted only from a
skylight of frosted glass above.
Valcue:a Morel ro-c nt oneo, her
lalu oli vn i ll cks suddenly stiUlscd
, wiili scarlet, in obey the summons.
Mio felt sure she was lo bo scolded for
flighting ( he pi Hif- " tlio skirt of
old .Mrs. Mickol's b'.oo eat in dress.
J tit Mis. Cavendish, filling nt her
desk, received Iht gi iioiuii-ly.
'Miss Morel," kiM she, ' on sec
ond i Imhi i li' s , you may trim Miss
Yava-u's in ore antique w ith luco in
stead of Vi'lvi'l. Miss (i.'l.V, tlio fore
woman, wiil g i vi joii all necessary
After a III men! she .'t'l.b'il:
.My dear, you Know lli.-tl I sold ni
interfere in llio private mil J I'l'Minal
till ir nf my young woou'ii. Hut I
mil infi'i ini'il that you arc o-corlcd
Ifiiio every night by a genl'duaii who
liui-t firiniuly bo nbovi" your slat ion.
Ms. M nol. I am not your guardian,
lit-i 1 1 iir il. I i.i--i's any nut lioi ily over
vim. Hut 1 ilu know oiik'lliinur of tlio
wo I I, an I 1 bill ymi bowaro!"
'ali'iii"ia Mori l was j 1 1 i t - iliiil. If
Mi -. ( 'a vi'inli -Ii bail for mi iiitiiul
Hi o-oil tlial bi'r fav.u ili' "liimiiii'l'"'
was jroing ii) foiiliilo In Iiit, she was
Half mi hour I.i!or, ben ibeeirN all
Mvai iiii" ! nut of Mi's.Cavoiiilili's w ork
1'oniiis ni I hi' -iniiiil of Hid li o'l'loi k
bi' l. V'.ili'tn'ia M. irl iDiili ivoil to be il
liltb- bi liiii'l (ho lost, m th it it wus
fjililo il::: !i w l.. :i .-In" roaolii-'l tlio r'ir
lioi nf ill." Mi i"'i. mul il ijiiirk, silrnt
s'l.'nl 'W. wiili ilu" tiiry otnl of n ci.'.'ir
bin niiiLf in I. mil of il, i.iovoil up lo
l.i'r i !i" iiiili as malio.' of ooiirsc.
: i-i.t ! "'- I". I J- s;oko Ilu) plinil
(olll. Yi"?: ii' I." saiil ':ili'iii"i:l Morel,
roijiieiii-liiy .uliin I 1m biii'i vail a
little f.iiilii'i" over her faiv. "Ami
Mi.'. I 'aveinli 'i bus suiiii iiow' foitiul
out that ynii W illi; liiiiin! wiili mo i Vi -iibu's.
Wi ll, w 1; it ll.oti,' ileum nih il llio
owiKi'iif the Iii i-ti.jiril eiu'iir. in a
ib li ni:iaii'i" ami il ;'; nit sort of way.
"Is i' .1 ei'iilal i-iiiii"?''
N iio: I Miipo-e not," fuM '.ilei
ii i, ilul.iiiiiily. '"li il, lleetor
"I ilu w i!i I knew what Ibc end of
nli liil w as to be.'1
Captain ll 'e'or Maui ien lifiel bis
" I'll n rose. k iibleil hainU ileproni!i!ie;v,
'." i !;! a woman," mill In. '"Illesg
their ile ir li lie lie u l;, lin y never ran
be eoii'euteil to lei w e'l eiloll'rll ainlie,"
'Well, ifynil iiiii-I know," iuler
llipleil l! e L'aKant eaplaiil, ''Iio mo
nearer 'tin i ml of all tbis' lliau you'vo
nn v iib':l of."
W li i! li i nn in 'an''' A'alenei i
h'lio l slill, wiili ii laeo as while as
"I mean im;ilv that I'm to lie lilnr
rieil in ibree ni'iiilbs."
' Yes, ,: rieil. M'hy not? Siie is
not u- prelty as you are, Valeiieiii,''
with n si,'h and ti sliru'; "in fuel,
hhe's us n. I and i;i:U as Meiluoa, if ymi
kniw who thai ebissieal eliara li'r as;
but she's i" it-li, iind I never was nuts (,f
thi' kind that couSd livo on love am
loom. N'.iw dou'i turn criinly, Y.i
leueii!" us slio iiivoliuiiai'ily drew
baek. "Ymi know I'm ili'speratelv
fond i f yiiil and nil that uni t of Ihinir,
but I must marry money or it is all up
with mul And you iiiii-I have known
that we eou'ilu't (,'a ,m pliiianileiin
like this fore-cr!"
N'aU'i.i i i looked at biiu w ith eyes
thai shone daiigoroiisly.
" llerlor Miiuriee," Kniil niio, " you
have l'"i'ii playing witb mi; ;ili thii
linn', liewaio I ilu no! tin a nut an
" My tlarli njr, only lislen to nr.'."
lie took boili lier liumls by main
force mul ruiii'ivoil his I'lirecsini; jto-tc-latioiis
while ho walked silonj: ai
her Mile. 1 risen ! ly bho liinni1, w ilb
a short, harsh lauh.
" 1 oii't 1 1 1 i tul mo, lleelor," said she :
" I wus a Hula oitl of temper. It
clinic so Riiililen!)-, you know. And
perhn ps I was irironsoiiable. lint I'm
all ovor it now. Tell nie abjut her
Jlec'.or inaili! n liule rriiiuice.
'Kxiuso me," Miid In; "I sliiill
have ipiilo onmiifli of lier in the fu
ture willnnil rliaiHOil ziiijj oa the sub
'I she pretty?"
"Was Moilti-a nrelly?''
'Is she I'ieli?"
'If she wasn't ilu you supMUso I'd
'Is she yomi'?''
'UVll, nlu:'8 about tho a;;c of my
'O'i, lloctorl And what is her
"Aurora, my dear. I-'uir guildess
of tho tlawii.'" '
Hut lier last 11111111', I nraii?" urod
'That I sb ill not tell you," half in
earnest, ' l.ci, 10 ie your own
woi'ili, you bhuiikl turn out an ciliied
Valencia inmle hint 110 nn-wei'; slio
only coiiiprossi!il her lips until l!iey
were n mere .scaiii-i lliroad. And w lieu
f'.io raiiie liiiilv to Mrs. Cavendish"
wml. room the next day, i-lie was a lit
tle paler lli.iii Hsu tl.
"1 don't iiinli r-laiiil it," sm'uI Mrs.
( 'avemlish, one day.
"Don't uiiih r I ind wliat?" said Miss
(lay, the forewoman.
That Miss Morel is m fever
ishly anxious to attend personally to
ail the woibiinu' oiilers. 1 used to
n'lid Mndeiii'iisi'l'n'! I'li'iiue, lull Mi-is
Morel bus akt"l it, as a favor, lo bo
allowed lo n; and khe really has an
excel if tit idea of My lies ami lriliitlliim',
1111 I ives oiiat Kilisfiti-ti.ni. Ii.it
what ner faney is 1 can't lull."
'Si'iiie .'.lis bave an absolute
in.viia 011 the Mi'.ijicl i f wed. lilies,''
s.iiil M iss ( i.-iy, elevaliii her bio.v.
Hut Yiileneia .Morel's iiiitive was
deeper far tl nu niiy of wlii-.-li Mi s.
Cavern lish and here forewoman could
dream. And one day her tjucsl met
w i'h its lew aril.
Mrs. horiitiii'e w.". 11 widow, fat
fair and forty; ami Mrs. Dirraueo
eoiiteiuplaleil 11 st ad 111 ill iiu uiial
nilial.ee. Audwbilo she was "ivinf
Mr. ( 'iiveiulisli'ii yoiiur woman her
opinion about the we tilling ilress,
'a!eticia'8 eye fell tii"ii :i photograph
mi the iii.inte! llee tor Maurice's fair,
false f.u'O. Her her heart jravu a (treat
tbroli the deep 1 rinisoii llaim d into
lier chei kii.
So you nrcoinir t) hi married
njrainl''' said i-lie, ihawini.' a lon
bi ealh. "Hut I be-; your pardon for
the remark i-11't it riiuiiiiij,' a great
"Oil, I ilon'l know," said Mrs. Dor
ranee, laiiIiin;;. "I.ifo is full if
"A frii'iul of ininn is t'"'" ''i bo
inariicil to a willow, too," said Valen
cia. "Ami you shou'hl hear bitil talk
about her! Hut, then, lo bo Mire,
"Very iniieli in love, cli?'1 said Ihc
"Weil, not exactly lliul," mid Va
lencia. "Mis widow must be dread
fully old. lie ay s'lc's about the a'i!
d' his mother !''
"Oh, ilniriue?'' siiiil Mi s, llorinnee ;
'thai U dieudful !"'
ill f-hn was evidently inteiesleil,
and mil with tin- samples of white reps
and ilove-i'ol.ire.l rutin in her baud,
looking al Mi-s Mm-el.
"Ami plain, loo," milled Valencia,
"lie culls her his Medii-a!"
Hateful old Ibiii!' .-aid Mrs.
I u raiice, briskly. "What business
has lie to he unjjiiiir for a kilobaud at
her limo of life?'1
" Hut she's rich," Jidilnl Valencia.
" That accounts for it," raid Air.
"Oh, yev' said Miss More', "Hint
aceouiiis f ir it."
" Vou you never he.n-il him 111011
t in 1 1 her 11 ;u 1 if, 1 1 11 1 you ? " naid Mrs.
llm ivinee, n little uneasily.
"Oh, ilcar. 110 lua'ani,"' raid Val
encia. Hid you my you would pre
fer (i n fitone-oray faille, or
"I reiilly don't know w hy I nhonld
feel any emiosily upon the tuhjeet,"
interrupted the widnw, hiiitrliiui aiii
ficiallr; "but if your friend's iiainc
isn't a secret
"( Hi, no secret at all," said Valencia.
"It is .Maurice ('aplain Jlector
" iooil jtraeioih!'' said (lie widow,
dropping nil her siuniles in a glistcn
i nr shower.
"You ilnii't mean to suv that you
know Iii in, 1111111 in ? sail Miss Morel,
in well-feigned astouisliuicttl.
" 'Know him !' " faid Miv. Don-anci !
fanniii;; lierself violently. "Il'n thu
very man J 11111 cnpii'ffu' to! Hut I
won't inarry him; no, that I never
Vnleneia rlusncil her li.nirtis tlic.ilrio
ally. "Oh!" cried ehc, 'wluit have I said?
Please, please, deur inailiini, forget my
foolisli ehiitler. It 1 had know "
"if I hud known!'' interrupted tho
widow. "Medusa, indeed! Old enough
to bo his mother, foifooth ! Hut ho
bb.-ill never lmvo tho liandliug of my
And Mrs. Dorruneo rnnur tho bell for
her maid, and went off into violent
No wed liiiff outfit was mn.lo up for
Ibis occasion ut Mi's. ( 'aveudish's cele
brated establishment mid Captain
Mattrico was ut his wits' end to know
why his plighted brido had changed
her mind so suddenly. Ho did enter
terlain soino vauo idea of a "brcuc'u-of-iroiiiiso"suil,biit
it. Hut shaiuo to say, ho never sus
pected Valencia .Morel, w ho still works
on, pale, and silent, in the dreary
looms, and never sts him now.
Captain Maurieo had played with
ed"d tools, and he ha I not eomo oil'
scathlcs. New York l."der.
A Curious House.
The reporters and oilier r I rangers
who wire in Siiij; $ 'g at the time of
the recent electrocutions, mid who
climbed the bill loailiiii to the prison,
noticed a ijueer It'oking house, just as
the road turned off tho main street.
As seen from the dp of the hill, it ap
peared to be a substantial story and a
hal f brii k lioiifo, with 111:1 11 -mil roof
and liuoe windows. A porch ran lb'1
entire length mid lip to t ho second
rtory. .Many people eiiiinienti'd on
its peculiar appearance. A News
reporter who had envision to fro to
the telegraph eth-.u beneath tin hill,
noticed that ihe home was really live
rlmies mid a half hie.h, luit was bnill
I up against the fact; of Ihe hill, so that
j from the top only I ho upper stories
: could be seen.
J The peculiar feature of theliou'C is
that ihe only entrance toil is from tin
I liflli story, and I iio residents walk down
instead of up stairs, as in an ordinary
lioue. The house or rather its own
er, I'atriek I'litney, has oiiile a his
tory. Some e;irs iijro when ho
hoiioht the bluir w liieh his house is
now built iij.'iiinsl, ihe peoplo in Sin
Sino regarded him as little short of
insane. He paid a lucre soii;; for tho
entire strip of laud, a block in length,
which wa underlaid by liujrc bowlders
mid a solid rock dill. He was at that
limo earning a living by dointr haul
i 1 1 iiroiind the city.
The obi residents of Ihe place could
not possibly sec what he wanted with
what had theretofore been regarded
i s ii piece (if wate laud. I!y the use
of dynamite and (riant powder, Mr.
Iliny siieceedi.vl in celling out eiioui;h
ruck, whit''' he sold for biiildiii(r pur
poses, to net him a b imlsouin sum.
With this nucleus he was enabled lo
open 11 pioliiable business, and siibre
ipieiitly built Ihe house, which excited
so much i- iinneiil on the part of those
Who saw il for the lir.-t time. New
Y01 k New .
One of the laiirest es'.iihiishiueuis III
this eon 11 try has for some lime been
tu ning out paper bells that have Ilu)
reputation of lieiiij Kiipcrioi- in many
repecls to thoso of leather; Ihoso
bells are iiimle from pure linen stock,
ami .ire of any desired thickness, width,
or length, having also a driving p')ver
nptal to any other from tin equal sur
face, and, while it is not claimed for
l In-ill that they ale adapted to all kinds
of work, they arc found to servo well
iissliiiiirlit diking belts of not less
limn live inches in width. Where lliey
have been leled siilc by tide with
leather bells for strength and durabil
ity, they are alleged to have proved
eipially sati-f icloiy, adhering closely
to the pulley, generating no electricity
whilo ninuiiig, being also flexible,
and umiU'eeled by teinpetaliiro within
ordinary limits, though theru is 0110
place in which they cannot ho used,
ami that is where they have to run in
waler, or where they would ho con
stantly stlbjecled to moist inc. It in
admitted that this kind of belling is
best adapted lo heavy driving bells,
anil for this ptu po'O it is not only
much the cheapest material, hut when
oiiio in posiiion will run until worn
out. Now Yerk Sun.
'Ihe Utile Darling. ;
Mr. le Mover S. ikes alive! This
i. the noisiest neighborhood I ever (lot
into. Just hear thosu children
Maid They're your own chilil.-ra,
Mrs. le Mover -Are they? How'
Ilin little darlings are enjo) ing them- 1
selveii. fXew Yrik Wiuiklv.
A ijt'lM: Uov.
Fie doesn't like study, it aki lis h's
Hut the "r;;l:t run" of ! k will insure a
I,et it lie Khoiit Indians, pir.ilis, or Imirs.
And he's lust for tl.e d iy to rill mundane
Hy stuih.Jit or ,::isli'!it his vision ;r dear.
Now, isn't tliiit ipiecr?
Al llioiihl ef an errnn l, lie's "Iind as n
Very wiary of life, and of "trumping
Hill if tin re's a hand or a circus in siclit.
lie will follow it K'd y f'""1 liinriiing till
The slum 1111111 will capliiri' lilnt. some day, I
1'or he is soipiui t
If tlun's w ork in tlie (ini'un. his In ad
"iieln'S to split."
Am! hi- hack I- so lame tint he "can't li - a
Hut 111 ntioii ha-e ba'l. and lie s cured very
And he'll dit; fur a w 0 lehiick the w h jle
I o yon think In- "plays "po-snm" : lle.-n ini
ijilite sincere ;
Hill - i.-li'l he ipu ci?
Tin. : i : 1 : 1 r iiukmui.i..
The great leu tiliill is a large bird, i f
a motile I gray and brow n color,
whose rentral tail feathers are nearly
four feet in li'iig h, so that the bird
when .'1 ing forms a perfect ero.-s
ugaiiist tin; sky. The bill is a formid
able weapon, being sharpened like a
miner's pick, of solid bone, hard as
ivory, and weighted with a solid
helmet of the saiii '. material. These
hiuls inhabit Africa and Asia. l'o.
I roil Free Pres..
111; m:;i;;;v oiti.iw, mm ' iim-oiv.
The merry bobolink is one of ll.e
prcttie-t song-birds in the country, hi
lvi-lern Peiiiisyivania, along Ihe Dela
ware, the bobolink is known as the
"reed-bird," ami is eagerly limited by
Ymi in it t likewise know" thai the
bobolink has n third imiiie rice
bird." That is what it is called in tho
Southern Sla'es. It is so iiiiliied be
cause it at lucks (he lice-licbls and de
vours the grain. We of the North
know little of the t rouble il
cui;scs by Ibis especial appetite.
The magnitude of the depreda
tions' of the liltlo bobolink can
hardly be appreciated outside of Ihc
narrow belt of rice-fields along tho
co:its of ii fe.v of tlio Southern Slates.
In innumerable ho. Is the birds vi-it
the Iicl. Is at the time of planting in
spring, eating Ihe seed-grain before
Ihe lieliU are "Hooded," and then lly
back north into Pennsylvania, New
York and New England, where they
spend tho Minime". About the middle
of August they eoinineueo to migrate
souili ng.iin, and swoop dow n upon
the rice-lields -Jiieo more, just at the
timo of hnrvesling the crop. What
rice escaped in the spring now lias lit
tle hope of surviving, for as the grain
mature, the birds pick it oil' in the
l.ieo of the most desperate opposition.
To prevent total dcs'llu'lioli of the
crop during these invasions, thousands
of men and boys, called "bird-inind.
ers," are employed by the ricc-plnni-crs;
hundreds of thousands of pounds
of gunpowder aro burned, and millions
of birds killed. S;iil the number of
bobolinks invading the rice-lields each
year seems in no way dimiiii-hod, and
the aggregate annual loss they cause is
estimated by lr. C. Hurt Moriiniun,
( Irnitbologist of the I'liiled states
Deparlme it of Agriculture, al
Ill II I. Oi 0.
lletwecii spring and late summer
when tho bobolink is at the Noiih, he
displays none of these ruinous ways
of his. lie is all beauty and music.
S onetimes he may plunder a cornfield
slightly, but in Pennsylvania he is not
guilty even of that slight ollense. llr
is know n on the farms of Hue North
only .as a binl most showy in his diess
of black, while and yellow feathers.
The song of the bobolink is a pecu
liar, rapid, jingling, indon i ib
able medley of .sounds, stalled
list by one bird, quickly followed by
another and another, until the whole
Hock are engaged in a grand concert.
Then, suddenly, without any apparent
reason, they all, at the same iuslnut,
stop. These delightful choral concerts
endear them lo the farmer liny, and
girls of Peiiiisy! vaniii. The "mellow,
inelaHic chink" the birds inter has
given them a name to imitate their
song "bob-o-link." hen ihe birds
mate, the male appears to lose bis
vocal powers, and is heard to utter
only a sharp, clinking note, like that of
the female. And when they settle
down lo plundering a rice-field, thry
seem to have lost nil their melody,
for then they ran only chirp.
Another strange Ihiug about the
bobolink is that he loves the darkness
of night. They only migrate, or
travel, at night. They winter in the
West Indies, where Ihev get sit fat
thai the uat'iT. t have given them n
fourth Hume "the t uilerbirds." 8t.
rcculiar Mounds Built hy I'ish in
Ihc St. LoAi'i'iH'j River.
Nosts That ary Composed of
Hujco Hoaps of Pebb les.
It ha- been our cnst"in each after
noon o row out iiiuong suine nf the
i-liiii lis of the thousand or moie tint,
rrow il iind j 1.-! le eai'h oilier iii the S
l.iwiene lover, and then allow' the
boat lo drill vsilli the we-! wind.
hie day we ill il'ted iilong in water
Ion or twelve feel ib ep, w a'ehing the
lishes upon Ihe b.'ttoin, the waling
weed that formed tic carpet of ll.e
lillle biy, when the prow of tin1 boat
almost grii."d a minialiire 111 imlaiu
lhat, iippaient ly without reason, joso
preci piloii-ly from the bottom. It
piesonled so viugidir mi appoarai
tliiit we -toppi d the boat. i!' :i. liiug
over I touched the summit and picked
from il a s'ene or pebble, which later
had llio emiositi to weigh. A smaU
steamer mu ibulginj in and out aiming
the islands on n rlaiii days in the week,
passing through very narrow pus. ages
where ll.e wild ro-es almost ne t 011
cither lido, am! I at lir-t tissuim-d tint
this singular heap was cf ashes or
clinkers that hid been thrown over
fl'elil the lillle Ve--"1, but th" sloue
w hich I brought up ilisju'ii-, ed Ibis.
It was a piece of granite, wm n by
the water, ;,u 1 a slight investigation
showed that th 1 n:ii e pile v, a. Mad"
up of stones, ihe wh ile amount iog to
almost ii carload and W e'gi.in we
estimated, over a ton p i-.-ibly two or
For many yur.l- about there w as not
il pi lible lo he si " 1 i;: i'!i li.e b-i'toiu:
the nearest deposit was a l-ceb, o"
feet away, and from le ie the stones
must have been brought iind dropped
one by on.-, Ticre were Ihotts.-iild-of
lliein, ami the m oe we bed-.i il and
investigated tin; more exir.iordni.'.ry ii
nppciuel. Certiiiniy il foil l not have
been the Work of boy-, as lo Inve :.
cumulated MI. ll a heap W ould have
exhnu-led the paiioiiee of the 100-I
fllel'getie lover of outdoor Iii'". We
were puzlcil. and after iiiea-uriug
the heaji i'nd liuding that i' '.1 :is nearly
live feet high and i veil or eight feci
across we diil'ii'd on, to ru 1 aern-s
several others one in deeper wa'or
anil appal oil !y larger, whilo .mother
was sinal.er and s 1 1 1 1 1 i 1 1 1. 1 but ball'
1 dually an old guide 011 Ihe river
said it was a "chub heap"- ami n;e
lliys'iiy was solved. Tho piles, thai
111 list have been a tremendous piece, of
woik, were tin: ii-iills of the l.ileus
of a li-h known as the chub 11101
commonly as the "stouo toii"--while
those fauiili.tr with lie' li-h will
reiiiein'ier it as se id i I us b.iliiu is.
The stone tuter is an attractive li-!i
attaining n length nf a foot au l a half
has silvery seules an 1 bright i-yes.
'J'ho pile of stones is their w ork - tin
lierl, or home, or eistle, wiiere their
eggs n.-e ilepiisile I and wle'i'i: Ihe little
Blolio dlers lirst see Ihe lijln of d ay.
Instinctively the p.- I li-h colle ts
stones and drops them in the pine
selected. Prnb.ibly, in Ihe lirst year,
11' ensile does not rise above a lii'.-l
slory, and is hut ll,e I' .inelatina
for the vu-t iiggi'cguti.n lb it i-, to
Among these foundation stones Ihe
Oggs are ilopo-'ued, there liioling pro
tection from the catli-les ami niheis
thai prey upon such ib lieaeie-. As
each successive sea. m eoin.'s iirniind
it is doubtless ad I'd to; seyeril gen
enitlons of li-ln;s in nil probabi ity
working at the ne-l, eolleeiiiig stun s
often nf astonishing weight when the
sie of tho li-h is remembered, and
diDpping tlielil upon llio gmw ing pile
1 1 1 at liually aiiim-l reaelcs ilie sui l'ae',
as we have seen. The lihor and pa
lieuce involved ill Ibis Work can on"
be realized when Ihe s'ono inonii' n
is examined, an 1 tie' li-h seen sw III
niiiig by il.
llow many j 01 iiioy s to ili-tanl
point are required lo aci'iiinmulaie
all llie.-e pebbles cm be iiiiagincd, ami
that the Mono ca-lle is only crei-led
after arduous labor can readily be sur
mised, hi Ihe localities wheie ll.e
dace is riiiiiiiion, several ne-is or tow
el s ate of It'll fiiiiiid in :i couipn ui 1 Ii
restricted area, so thai in luting'' 1 ),,'
stones I he lillle huihleis have lo en-,
eiich olhei's ncsls, and ii i- nol imp .p.
tible thai soineliitics stun s arc slk
taken from each other's nests, though
it is fair lo say lhat such sharp pine,
tiecs have not been ob-erved.
Among the sun li-hes, lint, me also
Host builders, invader are eh ill uged
and promptly driven from tbo neigh
borhood. New York llera'.l.
Mniid -I wonder why they call it
this jmgry sea. Webb Peril tips bo
ciiiisi);'si 11 111 11 people per-i-l in cro-s-in''
'J in Travels of 11 Diamond.
'J'weiity.thico years ago last Febru
ary us a Nf wiirk (N. .).) Jeweler was
iih iil lo close bis store one sloi my
ni!.!, a shabby young man catered
iind tli'ieil to sell him a gold ring
containing 11 diamond stone, surround
ed by a eiiele of smaller gems. lie
a-ketl .b'u for the ring, say lug il was
all he bad in the world. The man de
clared he must dispose of it that night,
but his anxiety made the jew fief inure
fearful, mid nt la-l he liniily refused
lo have anything further to do with
the mailer until the next day.
On the linn row tho visitor emtio
at' aiii, Siivir.' ho bad pawned the ring
lor a trilling sum, as be was forced to
do -o lo gi t iiccoiiiiiindu'.ious for the
night, but ile-ired the jeweler lo go
wilh Iii in lo the pawnbroker's shop
i.inl exiiiiiine the stone more closely.
The merchant did o and made a bttr
g dii for the ring', paying the l i ll'-re 11 .'0
between his price and the pawn ikbt.
The jeweler a-ked no questions al
though the fellow could probably h.ive
t ol.l an interesting story about tlio
s'otie. lb re..ct the stone in a lady's
ring iind a mouth la'er il w as can d
away by 1111 exultant lover, uml it
spaikl.'.l oil Ihe baud of a blushing
bride in high life soon after.
Ten year later I he same jeweier
paid a lull' .1 lived, sniveling woman
exiii'iy what her lovr h;id paid f"l
the ri' g l Wf k before bcl' 111:11 1'ltlg'e.
aula- sue b-u away her gildeii-htro ed
girl she felt (hat she was rich w it il
what she w 1 1 it b I have throw 1 aside a
decado 1 1 fine. The m xt purchaser
was il p'I'liy old gellllem.ill, who gave
Ihe stone lo bis young w il'e, whom ho
had Itikeii fnuil her school books to as
sume 1 he managcm-lil of a grand old
m .11. ion.
It wasju-t two yeats ago that the
old gentleman, slid hale and betily.
eulereil the jeweler's .-tote, h a lilig hy
Ihe hand a hlighl-eyed lilllf fellow,
w houi he iiitrodiici d as his sou and
h'-ir. Then be slated Ihe object of
bis visit, lie said tin' ring reiiihnieil
biiu too luui h mid too painfully of
the fair young mother who never saw
the f.ifonf h"l' baby boy. -- !" we! ie l's"
Ife, ults from n:i Invention.
I);. I.ardiier, writing of tie- steam
engine, said: "To enmnerate its
pre-eiil ell'efts would be lo count al
ums! fiery comfort : ud every luxury
of life It litis inerea-ed the sum of
1 111 111:1 11 happiness, not only by calling
new pleasures into existence, but. by
so i hciipeiii'ig foruiereiijoynienls tl. to
render them attainable hy those w ho
he f ure fiild never have hoped lo share
them. The surface of the iand and
Ihe f.ieo nf the W il CIS aro traversed
wlllici'tial facility by its power; and
by thus Hi.i.lthiiiiig and facilitating
the intercourse of nation with nation,
and tlie' cniuiiierce of people with peo
ple, il litis knit together remote coun
tries by bonds of amity not likely to
j be broken.
j "N renins of know ledge and infor-
Million are kept Mowing hi t ween dis-
latil 1 enters of population, those more
I advanced il.irii-ing civiii. ition and iui-
proveiiieiit among lho-e that are mole
I backward. The pi ess ilseif, lo which
mankind owe-, in so large p. ilcgrcf,
I ihe rapi.'.iiy of its improvement in
I iniidei ii limes, has had its power and
j iilluenee inerea-i ,1 in a manifold ratio
j hy its union wilh the sletiiu engine. It
I i. thus tint literature is cln iipeiii.d,
I .111 1 by being cheapeneo, ilillu-ed; il
' is ihus lint ii ti-on h i- taken the pi i,-e
of fnrce and the p 'll lias sll erseded
the -word; il is thu-thtit wtir has ul-liiii-l
I'fil.i'il upon Ihe earth, and that
Ihe liilleicnees which inevitably arise
between people iind people are lor Ihe
lin -l pari a I j -i-led by peaeef ill lugo.
tlatiniis." I 'See nliiie A mei ie.'iii.
'I lie (dor of Voider.
Wh it is the color of pine waler?
Vuin-t any person who bus 1,0 spici.il
know ledge of the subject W ill reply III
onn', "It has no color." Vol fieri -body
know-, either through hearsay
or bv Ihe 1 videlice of bis ow 11 () es,
thai llio ocean is blue. Why Ihe ocean
look- blue i- a que. lion Ilia' few who
have cros.nl it have ever s light to
solve, and there are probaidy many
1 r til lers who, though they have seen
1110. 1 of the famous rivers ami lakes
in Ihe world, have failed to notice tho
l euiai kilblo ilillel i'liee ill color w hich
their Willelb present. I'.vell the ocean
is nol uniform in color; in some places
its waters aro green or even yellow ish.
A Toutrli Time.
'I'll trouble you for the time," said
Ihe fool pa I to t'10 gentleman wilh a
gold watch in a dark sheet.
"It's just sliikiiij,' one," s.iiil 1I1O
goulli'innn, hilling; the highwayman
hetHci'll the yes.
Don't hit with you" sermid baud,'
said the footpad, skipping- off.
troil I'lto 1'iiss.
If tin re is a iloul'l in your heart toddy
That stretches its shadow seross to me.
If miii cannot lock in my eyes mid say.
"My trust ir perfect and full nd free."
For the sake of a day t!nU would work u
w I II',
I pray yi u pity mid tell nir go.
When voj look into my eyes snil kis my
And hold me close to your throbbing
I. there ever in it a hint or plnoc
Thu1 I' Its uii we eyulii in the fut ure part?
I Ves a iloiil't.a f.i tut as an unknown breath,
Su.-'i:est a purling that not tieatlif
Fear loe. setireli so deep in your heart I
That iis dimmest corner slull com to
Then look in" si might in tbe eyes and say
The truth, us the truth seems just und
If i",ir love can change- nil, love docs, I
I pray oo pity and le'l me R".
;r. M. ianville. in .New York Tress.
There is one crop that is pretty short
this season the hair crop.
Tiie ir itiiti is always too ill to saw
wood after din iei, but ho is up and
People who are really missed when
away never app ccialo their im
portance w hen present.
Miss I)g Plain I 'iielur, what is Ihc
seerei of beaiin ' Family Physician
('onli I niially) 15 ; born pretty.
Mi.-.- I'gly (iiil-Tl.e whole oirair
w.'is s ) ah. unl that, I assure you, I
could hardly keep my countenance.
Mi.-s I-'lip Why did you want lo?
H.iebelur F ed, how' do you delino
11 love letter? H nedict A love letter
is :i thing that ten years afterward
you generally w i-h you hadn't writ
ten. Aunt (ending her story) And three
lietileiitiiits fell in (hi attack. College
Oil! And is ii po-sihlc there are pen.
pie in the world heartless enough to
kiii a lieiitetiau; ?
lb' Yes, darling, mid it shall ho tho
piirpo." of in . life lo sin -round yon
w i 1 1 I'M'i y coiiil'oi I and lo linlieipulo
uml gratify your , very w ish. She
II 'W good of you, Harry! And all on
I?!'.' a we.-k, I n)!
A .oldler wi'ott! homo for a supply
of cash. Appended lo tho letter wim
the following posteri pi uui : "1 felt 60
ashamed il having a-ko I you to send
1110 money that I run to tbe postoll,-o
lo gel my letter h n k. I ' 11 fort uiintoly
it bad gone.''
( hiii b'itiagiie's Taldeclntlis.
Several Sliiirpsbuijr ladieg are anx
ious i-j learn how Charleinagne's table,
cloths were washed by thr iw ing them
in Ihe lire. Otio faction argues that
each cloth was bin tied us soon as it be
came soiled, thus lemlering washi::
It is a fact lhat the labb eloths f n in
whi h Ihe grout ruler ale his rovid
boar's head mid boiled cabbage w as
cleansed by casting lliein into a hot
lire. They were made of a-besto.
This substance is found in the Alps,
Ihe Pyrenees und ihe I 'nil mountains,
in many parts of Asia ami Africa, in
the Alhgheiiies mul ltluo Pidge, in
scveinl Western stales, in the Ande
of Souili America and in the inotin.
tains of Australia.
The lo:-1 samples come from Sar
dinia ami Corsica, whence was prob
ably obtained i Ii.it for ihe manufacture
of the celebrated lableclolh ineiilioned.
A-be-los may be woven into lexliln
fabric., though no gieat prolicieney
ha. been obtained iii thi- art, its prin
cipal use being for lire proof Untiring
am! us packing in safes, in journal
boxes iind around steam pipes.
It is iude-triiciible by heal, and for
Ihe eutel'laililiieiil of his guests ('liar,
leiiiiigue would nl the conclusion of a
feast order iho talilechl h lobe I brown
into Iho lire, whence, lo ihe inysiiilcn.
limi of all, it would collie forth
cleansed bill, unconsiiiueil. Pittsburg
t 'oiiiniercial 1 011 1 ;e.
He Wears "ell.
John Furlong presents a fresh illus
tration of how much the human Iraino
can endure, lie is ninety years old,
has outlived every one 011 w hom l e
had any claim, and was recently found
en 1 he pu ennui in New York cily,
where he had lain all night literally
thing of hunger. Il takes so lillle to
keep him alive thai, according to the
I . -1 i 1 1 1 1 1 1 y produced, he had lived for
years on something less than the daily
equivalent of nil iicrago schoolboy'
lunch. Yet Im had lived, mid at hut
accounts bade fair to live ronio year
longer. Hetroit Fret) Press.
Iiispecllng the Portrait.
Maude Weil, iniiliun.'i, how do you
like il? loe il look like me?
Mumniii Humph! The face is
good enough, but 110 one would over
think that drees cost your dear pupa
I tilOOO. Puck.