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riTTSHOKO', CHATHAM CO., N. C, J UL Y 7, I8D2.
Don't lose coiir-ip'"; spirit brave
Curry with you lo the grave.
D.m't lose time in vniii ili.tros. ;
Wtirk, not worry, brings surer.
Don't lose hope: tvlio lets her jlrnjr
Hot s forlornly ull t tie nay.
Don't low p iHoin c, como what will;
1'iitiriire oft times outruns skill.
Jlnn't 1om gladness; every lioiir
UK tuns for you some li;ipy Mower.
Tlioii:li lie foiled your dearest plan!
Don't lose faith in (ol mill man.
Fuuiul by an Umlirt.'lh,
tl ' HH'MHt' llnwr MA'tl'K
I wont down lo the Halms nt liiver
villi' one suinmor. 1 luul boon very
hard at wmk all winter, and my iliy
tdeian said (lint n week's rest would
do mo good. Tin; Halms was my un
e'e's place, and we were having ti no.
open weather that inontli.
It WilS Slrtlllgo, having nothing to
do after being so long actually driven
Willi work. I liiid ilorod, my dog,
with me, n gicat Knjrl ihIi stag hound.
Herod and 1 used to :iku long walks
through i lut open country. We u-cd
to go st i aw bei rt iug and ltttiiiy-!iijLf a
little. We did foui'i hunting and a
of fishing, I l.clit vo, din iug that first
week. Moanw hi", I was physically
reel lilting very rapidly.
I don't think there it n lovelier place
tiny where than Kiverville. It stands
upon a hill, you know, and it-- or
chard, white with bloom in May,
slope down to llu river which encir
cles it, Tlio liver is? excellent, both
for b ttliug and fi-hing Tin! hill
sides are spangled with flowers,
vil'ls, liai i'lu'1 In, nut-Humes, every
thing pretty I ever heard of growing
wild. Tlio twenty h 'tie.s which con
stilllto tlio place aro mostly those of
gctilleiueii's count ry-cals. Now I
think of il, then: is it pool' hut or two,
but they are oven mi with vine-, and
are picturesque. A I look haek upon
Kiverville it seems more like a beauti
ful pieluro 1 have Keen upon a canvas
than an actual place.
Well, the second week of my stay
had nearly passed. I began to realize
it with sonic consternation, and to
eoulcmplalc somewhat ruefully cer
tain distasteful lns.ks before Hie. My
linle dull nllioo, w ith iio ledger and
papers, its du-t and din, and musty
d diluents, seonr'd like a loinb.
Hut not wishing to be inoro misor
ahle than was ncce-saiy, I whistled
to Herod, and we sullied forth into the
pure bun-hiiic. I went forward to
in y favoiite seat. It was a fallen tree
at the edge of the little cave formed
by the circling bank of the river.
An I tat here, in solitude, a boat
tame gliding down dream. It was
rowed liy a blender female figure. At
1 iiat nt my post of observation, a fair
face Hai turned gently upon me, and
1 beheld a beautiful blonde Willi hero.i
plumes in her hut.
In rculi.'ng the beauty of the face,
I did not ore that thern was in it u
i-harp anxiety and appeal. Hut the
next iiioiiiein J was I'lcctrilied by a
thrill scream. The young woman had
risen to her feel, and threw up hur
hand", as tho wherry swamped be
neath hor. I!nt I saw her in Iho water
and tori! oil my coat.
Hut l here w is no nee I of my iissis
t inter; Herod had already leaped in (
the river. Hi great head went sail
ing through the circling water lo the
spot where the terrified girl stritjr yltl.
It was not tidi ly seconds before her
arms were arou id iho dog's neck.
'Liolilly! hold him li:;hily!" 1
shouted, "or y ni'll dra,-; him down!''
At the same I into Herod shook him
self loose from one of her eliiiginj.'
hands. S'ni iiiuhI have been more
spent than i thought, for (he other
baud oncla-pcd also, and Iho golden
head iveul under the waves.
S..v 1km! t-avo her!" I shouted
The doff dived and brought her up
again- He came hw inimiiig toward
He hold her lirnily by a hlecvo of
her dress. I observed that her face
flouted out of the water. I oulliusiu?
tirally eneoiirageil him. I saw, before
he reached the bank, that his hidden
was quite sen-eh ss.
I relieved him at tho water's ed;;e.
The noble hrulo lay down, panlin;;. 1
I carried the uneonscioui r'u ni the
bank, and laid her on the grass.
I watched her for a inouioiit. Not
an eyelid quivered; her breast did not
stir with the lueatli of life. Spreading
my coat over hor and t.iy inir lo Ilorod,
"Watch I" I ran across iho fields in
nhirt sleeve for asiistanco.
Arriving at the Halms, I shouted to
the hired man leaning on tho gftlc
'Harness a horso into the chaise!"
Then lushioir to the kitchen, 1 franti
cally ordered "Hot wuter and blan
kets!" Finally, encountering my respected
uncle in (lie sitting-room, I laid violent
hands upon him.
"Why, John what tho dusc "
"Come, come!" I eul routed. "A
young lady Is drowning!"
"Over here ntfilcr tho pines by
tho bank of I he cove," I pauled, dis
connectedly. "Come, come!"
All niuii.emeut, he followed mc.
Arriving al tlx! stable I thru-l Knoeh
hhmI" m ist unceremoniously, for his
i iiitoinary loism r jy manner ; "n'eii.
l&rly .ii''.'" .'' an d tne at that lr ..le'H
---llni'lied hrirno'iiig lim grnv clo iho
Vehicle, j linjied in. li.!ioUi d : umde
after me, and ahi;;oiI the utiimut all
the way ilown the hill.
"John, I think you nre crazy,"
mildly rcino islratod Uncle Loniuel.
I made no reply, for wo bu I reached
As I slopped out of the cliaie,
llerod eauio leaping upon me.
'Where " 1 coiniiMiic;d, looking
sileinly around. My patient was
My lincle gaod at mo inquiringly.
I think 1 mud hnve looked foolish.
"I should like to know what yon
aro looking for, John?"
Looking for? ' I exelaimed, begin
ning to get angry. "Voit think I'm a
fool, I suppose, but I toll you there
was a girl here; she was drowning,
ami the dog pulled lo-r out of the
w tiler. She w as quite iusoiisible, and
I laid her heic myself. Now hhe is
"is I see," coolly replied I'nclo
Lemuel. "Well, Imw did it happen ?"'
"J ic was in a boat."
I'nclo Lemuel whistled and put bis
hands in his pockets. I began to doubt
myself if there had been nay reality in
the scone w h'eh h id so exciti: 1 mo.
Had I not been dreaming? At that
moment llerod sho.-k I ho water from
his thick oat all over me.
"Look at the d ig," 1 began.
'What is lha'- lc has tliTe?" inter
rupted I 'ne'e L 'inliel.
llerod had lain down with his fore
paws upon hoiiio small, white object.
I went to ex inline it. It was a linen
"See here!'' I cried, in exultation,
"lb: is watching her handkerchief
Then I looked for a name, and found
it "Aster (Jrey." Uncle L liiucl be.
gau to look convinced as 1 showed it
lo him. Hal he said:
'There are no tJ.-eya in l.'lvei ville
licit I know of."
We re-enlcred ihe chai-o and drove
mure slow ly homeward. So ended Ihe
episode, and so ended, upon iho nexi
day, my slay al Hivirville.
I relumed to the city and plunged
into hard work, mental activity and
steady application. He fore another
spring my energies were ralner
I should have forgotten tlie episode
tit Kiverville, pcili ips, if the girl had
iwl been so beautiful. As it was. the
face sometimes haunted, me. Il was.
ihe kind of beuUy thai suited mo
fair, noble, and serene in character, I
wanted some one to love, ami 1 was
sorry that I had lost Aster drey.
(bio spring evening, after a harass
ing day's work, I left my otllco and
hailed a horse-ear lo lake me uptown.
It was raining heavily.
After I had entered lite ear I found
that I had left my umbrella behind
inc. My rooms were b 'vond the ex
tieino i ii lit o of the car, and sonic ten
minutes' walk from the stopping
place long enough to diench mo to
the skin, a-' it was coining dow n then.
Accordingly I made up my mind for
a ducking, and wo proceeded.
dradu illy, as we approaehod the
end of our way, the car w as almost
empty. When nobody was left bill
myself and a small boy at the oilier
end of the car 1 espied an umbrella
lying on Ihe seat hcido me.
'Is this your umbrella, boy?" said I.
"No, sir," said he.
I leached forth my hand.'ook it, and
Jumped out at Iho c irin'r of my street.
I cannot say that 1 had a spasm of
conscience in so doing. I had had too
many umbrellas of my own appropri
ated, and il was evident ihal ihe tirli
cle had been forgotten by ils owner,
who would never have seen it again
if 1 had not appropriated it. Hut 1
iiolic.od, as I walked along, that it was
a remarkably neat little nll'iir, with
an oi tittle handle.
And when I got homo I found a
plate upon the handle, and tho plate
was marked "Aster (i.oy, T! S
Of course, I considered il my plain
duty to relurn that umbrella prompt
ly to its owner. Tho next evening I
raw al 79 S street. I asked lo
sco Miss (ircy. She cume fair and
1 wa emboldened lo claim hor for
nier iicqutrutaitcc, Sho looked mysti
fied, as was quite natural, sitico she
never remembered lo lnivo eeon tno
before. When I recalled tho incident
of lier tlangor at Kiverville she told
mc that when sho glanced toward Iho
shore she was too much frightened at
tlio peril she wtiK in to distinguish any
fea'urcs or appearance. She knew
nothing from tho moment tho boat
sank beneath her. When sho rccov
cro 1 consciomuoss she wa alone on
Iho bank, with tho big dog over licr.
; i"icii bho aroso to hor feet tho dog
I hi cmed unwilling to have her go. Hy
i i living him hor haudkci chief sho inan
ngcd to gel away. She was visiting a
family with whom my uncle had lit
tlo acquaintance, and lefl Kiverville
Iho next day.
I spent a pleasant evening, telling
her of other exploits of . my bravo
Herod. I spent other pleasant even
ings with her, and asked her only
that to let me love her.
Site not only promised that, but to
love me. And now she is my dear
little wife, found by an umbrella.
New York Weekly.
Jerked Ib ef as n Sternly Diet.
Lvory whore in I5rii7.il J'rked beef is
an important aiticloof food. Immense
quantities of it are exported from Ur
uguay and the Argentine Ilepublic,
and it is slated that not less than 30,
Oi'O Ions of it tire annually brought
into Hrnzil. Think of it "0,000 tons
a year of that leathery, indigo-tiblo
subslaueo consumed by this scanty
population. It furnishes :lie staple
food for p'nntaiioti laborers and for
tlio lower classes in citlos. Indeed, it
may be ca led (he Hrtizillniis' national
dish, for it is as omtiiprcsseiitoii evciy
table, at least twice a day, stewed
with beans mid grease and garlic, as
the frcjoles of Mexico or Hie rice of
China. Another great delicacy here
about Is bacaiao (codfish), its highly
cHlccmced among tl.c Hni.iiiaus us
partridge, planked shad and terrapin
in the District of Columbia. At least
HiO.OOO of codfish arc annually sent to
IW'iiz'l from tho Uniiol States and
Nova Scotia, and tho people aro so
fond of il that Iho fresh fish of their
own rivers are entirely igi ored for
"btictiliio," which is a feature of every
banquet, ns indispens ible us roast
tui key ut a New England Thanks
giving. Hut when prepared in Por
tuguese fashion and served on the
festive board the Yankee that caught
it would never rceogiii.u bin own cod
lish, so begretisod and begin licked is
ii, and turned n rusty red by the a -dilioii
of strange condiments mid
served with yams and cabbage and
goodness knows what else, in ono
tdioiiiiuable otlapoitrida, which once
snielled can never be forgotten.
Meerschaum is a Kind of ( lay.
There is a very general impression
in tho minds of smokers that tho
meerschaum pavt of the pipe which
they treasure so caicfully and take so
liiucli pride and satisfaction in "color
ing" is compressed sea foam. Such,
however, ii) not tho case. Tho (!cr
maii w otd meerschaum llteaus in Kug
lis.li foam of the sea, but its formation
has nothing to do with the sea, It is
a kind of clay, conies out of mines
like coal, and is found only ill Turkey.
The artist v ho carves meerschaum is
required to pass through as severe a
school of apprenticeship, lasting from
three to 10 years, as though his work
were in marble. Meerschaum curved
mid in the rough resembles tho or
dinary plaster cast. Tho outlines
being complete, it. is temped willi a
knife, lilid, snaked in a preparation,
ami then p dished w ith a linen cloth.
The color of meerschaum lias nothing
to do with i lie quality, utid ranges
from pine white lo a light yellow or
a bluish while. The pnielko some
limes indulgod in bv smokers of .soak
ing a meerschaum in hot water, milk,
or steaming it, is altogether wrong.
It spoils the meerschaum and ruins
ihe color. Chicago Herald.
The Sweet Pea Was Once Spurned.
It is marvellous that so valuable n
flower for cu ting as tho sweet pea
should have been left for so many
years unnoticed by florists. It is ono
of Ihe oldest in cultivati )ii, and yet
has been improved only quilo recent
ly. Xo'hiiig now is more popular
with florists than this delightful
flower, and some are taking them in
hand to improve thein, as they havo
the pansy, dahlia, carnation' and other
flowers. They aro not only improv
ing (hem, but giving (hem distinctive
names, just as in the class of flowers.
There are among I hem shades of pink,
mauve, lilac, yellow, orange, scarlet,
purple, and even a white far much
purer and delicate (ban Iho white of
ihe old forie. -- l'.cayune.
CIIII.IIKKVS (OI.I MN.
A K I I K ntlOIIT.
Oti a w holy day oiing Willie lioukry,
Instead ofi;o;,i,' to sdiool plattd liookey.
To a far di-tunl liel.t lie weal,
Willi dontnl kill, on fun intent,
Win u sieMetiiy, in tint lone place.
Appeared u very startling fare.
And. dropping bill, tnv.iy Will Hew,
The r.iillifui comrade living, loo.
i 'Ii ! slninie on you, young Willi'- Hookey
If )oti h id lint lu'eli playing liook.-y,
You'd sie li a coward imt liave liei n,
lint ! peil ::!; !. in II lllolllellt, seen
Tli.il ,-t irtliie.' l e e was lull a kite,
That oose bad I. token ill Its lliuht.
I'd .oil Tree Press.
A N'VI.. I I -lll"N'.
A funny story in told of some of tho
monkeys in Lincoln I'atk, Chicago.
The e.-ige containing white nils had
sloml for a long lime near tho monkey
cage, and the monkeys had displayed
iniieh curiosity and interest in their
iieigld.ois. O ied iyby way of ex
periment, the keeper put a large white,
lilt iutollie monkey cage. The mon
keys -creamed with delight, and after
a few daV observation of their new
comrade they made fast friends with
him, slinking his fur, fondling him in
their arnis and sharing their food with
him, even picking out choice bits for
his special bent-lit.
hie day a new ide i seem -d lo strike
Hit) oldc-t in utey. He put the lilt
from hi- arnis gently upon the Hot-,
f ml eaii:iou-iy sal down upon il. The
,'.al did not move, nor a. cm to object
(o the new use lo which 1.0 Was placed,
and the inoiikey rlitilli red w ith delight
at his soil cushion. He allowed tho
lest of Ihe monkeys to try tho novel
scat, and they all seemed equally
I 'roiii that time the rat's destiny was
sell led. lie was in constan". use as a
sofa, and Ihe monkeys violently ic
setilcd and opposed any attempt nt his
removal. They never infilled the rat
in any way, nor did he seem Hi bo iho
worro for Ihe peculiar use to which bo
Was put, so the keepers allowed him
to remain. Ii was said to be a com
mon sight, so long as tho nil was
there, lo see a demure monkey sealed
'upon its back. X. Y. News.
(. IK 11(11. ati:. CUKl l i: tk .
When Columbus discovered Ameri
ca, he opened to the wot Id a number
of good things, among them being
I'hocolato, the extract of the cacao
bean. Tho Mexicans u-od it long be
fore the conquest, but not until LVJO
was it introduced into Spain, and the
Spaniards kept it a secret for ninny
years. It became a great favorite as
soon as known, and since thou has
coli'iuued in po ultirity. The bes'
chocolate entiles from ll.e beans of the
Soulh Auieiiciu tree, although lb6
tree thrives elsewhere. Liiiiiieus
liked it so much that he called it "food
of the Cods."
Cidl'ce belongs originally lo Arabia,
where it was discovered in a curious
111:111 hit. The monks of a certain
monastery used to get so sleepy during
services Ihut they were unable to at
tend to ihe response, ami ihe Superior
was at his wits' end. It was reported
by shepherds that lifter iheir flocks
bad ealeii of a certain berry, they
were always wakeful ami lively; so
come of the berries were bteivcd for
the sleepy monks, and the li st cup of
coll'ee made. It is not known whether
the monks were able to attend service
properly after this, but, ut
any rate, coll'ee was given
to the world. The uso of
it spread to Turkey, where it was pro
hihi'cd by none of ( 1 10 Siibans ; but ill
l.Vi-l Solyniau tho (ircut allowed it to
bo drank by all, and in IHO'.) London
first learned what collee was. The
I Hitch were the lirsl lo transplant tho
trees from Mneh.i lo Hitavia, and be
came gn at coll'eu raisers. The plant
from which all the collee raised in
M.n Unique c iine was presented to
L 1 lis XlY. by the magistrates of Am
sterdam in 1711. Colloo it now re
garded as one of the necessities of
life, th uuh people seemed to gci
along without it for some centuries.
( hie cannot s.iy definitely how long
lea litis been used in China, but l.u
ropeewes its di-covery (o tlio Ibilch,
wh imported il iullili). About that
time it e sl fifty dollar or so a pound
in llug!niid; and It'o'e) Samuel l'opys
sat si hal ho bad lii lir-t cup of lea.
llu dreds of million, ()f pound are
now use I in 1 1 if com so of a year, ami
cvei ybody 11-es it more or les. Tu
i;ti"sioii of le i is a very interesting
subject to itf, for il w as tlei duly im
posed bv loiglan ! thai led lo Iho Now
York and Ho-tmi "tea-parlies" in
177:!; and not loov; after that iho sol
diei s catiie over, and llie lhvlaration
ef Independence "as signed. For
Iht lea ni lea oulil lo he a national
diiuk with ns 1 Harper's Young
Plants Which Afford Counterfeits
of Animal Life.
Most Curious Tribe In All tho
"Xaturc is much given to counter
feiting her own work," said a boian
its to u Washington Star writer.
"Among ihe most remarkable illus
tra'ious of this tendency on her part
lire numerous vegetable imitations of
animal life. You will liiid ibis sort
of freak best exhibited in plants of
Ihe orchid kind, whose oddly formed
flow era suggest various queer resem
blances. There aro two species, for
example, know n as the 'bee orchid'
und the -fly orchid' from iho likeness
between (heir flowers and (hose in
sects. Other varieties forsiniiltir rea
sons arc culled Ihe 'man orchid,' the
lizard orchid' and tlio 'lady's slipper.'
In some, species the 11 owers are like
splendid butterflies. Otic again re
minds the observer of a grinning
monkey; another suggests the aspect
1 of an opera dancer suspended by the
head, while a third named the 'spider
orchid,' ull'ords a striking likeness to
"Although t here tire oichids of va
rious kinds to be found in temperate
laliliidos, Ihe nios,t heau'iful species
prow in luxuriance t hero a tropical
climate develops those exquisite vege
table forms on (ho blanches of the
living trees, in lb- decayed bulk of
fallen trunks, tunning over mossy
rocks or hanging suspended from
boughs in (he united leu forests, l'or
a long lime it was supposed that this
most curious Iribo in nil the vegetable
kingdom could not bo subjected to the
uses of Ihe gardener, but It has been
discovered of Into years that, with care
ami perseverance, ihey can be brought
to as high a perfection in a green
house as they ubliiiu in their native
Woods. It is chiefly in tho forests
of Souih America tluit the species
vt hich grow on the bark of tries nre
found. Some of lliein are known as
'air plant' from their power of vege
tiilirg w hen simply suspended in the
nir without any soil cr direct supply
of water, supported only by the nioi.s
tine of ihe alniosphere. When hung
up by strings from the ceiling of a
room they will live for months and
will go on blossoming Iiimii iutitly.
Such orchids are favorite ornaments
of houses in China and Japan.
"Theio are lieu ly '.'out) U 11 iwn spe
cies of orchid. l'.o iil.ly as in any
more 1 111 1 ti i 11 undi -covered in the
depths of unexplored tropical forests,
lie who comes upon a new one ob
tains nlinobt as much glory us is gut
by the discovery of 11 st ir. It seems
itirioiis that, w hereas these plants are
spread over lie at ly all of the world,
lis far as the bonb is of tliu fn .cu
tone, (here should be so very few
kinds that arc useful 111 any wav lo
Juan. Vanilla is an orchid, which, in
the We-I Indies, creeps ever I roes and
walls like ivy. A siibslanco called
'salcii' somewhat rcseiiiblino arrow
root or sago, jj obtained from the
tubers of a vaiiety I hat grows in Tur
key ami Persia, where it is highly
I "This 'siilep' used lo be sold lit tho
(oriiers of streets in I. union, says Or.
Carpenter in bis Vegeiah'u Phy
siology.' It was a fi.V' i i to di ink with
ji iters', coal heavers and other hard
working people, by whom il was coii-
Milcrod very slivtigthcning. Iiis said
to contain a greater amount f uiitri
ineat than any olb-r e; etaUe sub.
stance in the stitne hulk, and for this
ictisoti it is much employed by travel
ers who have to cattv .supplies with
them into de -crts and other uiiiiihalii
ted countries. (I e ounce of 'sail b,
boiled w i:li ;in 1 qo il (! ml i . y tf lie
animal j"H' know n a porl.ible .-nop
in two quails of water, will stillb e for
the daily noil. Mitii.'iii of an :.l
bodied Hl.ill. S Olio of the S .nth
Amei ic in .species ie d, by boiiin.
sort of olue, ul 'i.e.l bv ihe liiaiiiaiis
J c fastening leather together. Tin!
are ihe o ilc oil bids licit are of uli i 1
(iiintl I llei Is of Yawniim.
lo taw 11 Is o io a lo, 1, 1 nioii
than merely ". open wide (be mom!
through drew -i uess or wen'inosa," ai
Ihe dieiionart tcils us. According lo
Ml '. litis'. '!', 1 J I V!-:ii lean fame, tin
yawn is an iiivoluntai t evi vUc w liic
loitui e mgoests lo i s when, la rmise
q ieiico ef s'eep or tit ow -moss, or
mini, or cold, or hunger 01 in ;igi
lion, seniciliiiig is iiecneil 1.' 'es'iiir
tlio system 10 a sia'e of general ac
tiv'ily. TiiVtnigli il and ;lto ntovr
Hit 11 tt hieli it 'company it the witch
body, beg inning with tlm musses
ef (ho ibroat tin 1 face, is
Hlmu'aled anil refresh" I, Mie
successive motions extending
themselves throughout tho cntiro
froino and reaching Anally to the feet
"A good yawn," says Mrs. Husscll,
"is iihvays slow, and the best uses
every 111 lieulntion in tho body prob
ably every muscle possibly refreshes
I every nerve. Not all at once or in
joi kg, but slowly, in perfect succes
sions or rhythms, with the best possi
ble brcnthiuir. Certainly no gymnast,
with the single exception of Tranco!.
Ii! Isarte, ever so arranged the saint)
expenditure of force, nervous mid
muscular, a to result in an equal
amount of invigorating eU'oct upon ihe
sjsiein." And again wc arc informed
(but yawning embodies all the laws
of growth needed for movements that
are lo give hysiea! growth and re
freshment, und some of theluws w hich
necessary to the higher growth,
so called, of the emotions and the 111
lelloct." Tho inoial of these observations
would appear to be (hat we ought all
to yawn as much us possible the
ofiener the betler; mid further, since
yawning comes so near perfection a
a Hindi) of bodily exercise, that we
should do well to discard such con
ventionalities as dumb bells and tho
horizontal bar, anil (o tultivale our
bodily powers by merely lounging in
our chairs anil yawning. Merely to
liink about it or to read about it, and
to set some people agape, w hen llit-so
dev'oes fail, the desired lesult can be
attained in a purely mechanical fash
ion. Proop ihe o) otitis a if sleepy.
til tho same lime rolling iho cvcht.lt
lightly upward, though without elo-.
ing the eyes; repeat the movement
some half dozen times and you wi.l
find yourself beginning lo yawn. -
The French Spoliation (aims.
The French spoliation claims iirnso
is follows: la the revolutionary war
the United Slates guaranteed lo Franco
f security of hor West Indian colon
ies, and w hen the war hot ween Franco
I F.uglaiitl broke niittowaid lliecnd
of the century the United States whs
unable to make good the agreement.
1 in tho colli rary it issued a prt c'm-
iiti"ii of neiitralilv. On this Ihe Ui nt Ii
retnlialed by capturing American iner- ,
chant vessels ami lighting Aineiican
warships us though ll.e y bail been ;
Koglbh. The United Slates claimed j
tS'Jo, 000,1100 damages for these out-
rages. The French lb-public claimed ;
'Jm,(HHI,ii0i1 damages sull'eretl because
the United Siato h id not carried out
its guaranty. The dispute w as scl Hod
by each country agreeing to sell e I ho
claim of its ow n citl. mis iiyainst tho
oilier. The American sullcrers by (he .
I.qircdiiiious of the French warships '
hail thus to look In Congress for re
iiiibiiisciucnt of their loss,.. They .
followed the malter up from lM'i) to
ISM, securing thirty-eight reports of
committee' idmitting the validity of
1 be claims and recommending pay
ment. Nothing was done till 1SM,
when il was provide I that the claim
ants might sue ihe government in Iho
court of claims, but added I bat "nolh
inir in this act shall be construed 11s
committing the 1'niied Slates to Ihe
payment of any such claims." Having
done so much for honesty after eighty-two
years of importunity Congress
reded for seven more yours, when in
ilc last days i f the Fifly-lirst Con
gress an appropriation to pay a part
of the claims approved by (he court
was tquec.ed lhioui;h. - San Francis
A (rack Shoemaker.
"I believe the litiesl shoemaker in
iho world is iho one employed by iho
I loverniiieiit al (ho West Point Mili
tary Academy," said an tuinv nl!ieor
at Ihe Lindell. "lie ha been there
lime out of mind, is old and bent mid
grav, bill the shoes he still make for
t lie cadets haven't Iheir equal for
shape and dni ibilily. Tlie cadet, you
know, is siipp'ifil w ith four pairs of
shoe . a dancing shoe made ot mo
rocco, a furlough shoe m.ido of tlio
lincsl . lif.-kin, a uniform shoe made
of calfskin, but with a thick sole, ami
ii w inter shoe made of cow hide. When
I lefl West Point I carried my cow
hide shoes Willi me. 1 marched every
foot ef the way from Foil Leaven
worth to Fori Hay aril, n ilislaneo of
l:'.t)0 miles, in the cowhide shoes,
thai long Iramp didn't phase them,
and 1 havo tlieiii yet, good as new."
Si. Iioum (ilobe-Hemoerat.
Isinglass is Fish.
Iiiigls is a pi-cpnrniion of gelatine
taken Iron) ll.e inlcsiiaal parts of fish.
The best comes from Ku-ia and is
prepared from sturgeon, which is in
gica! plenty in Kusiau waters. Isin.
giass is much more highly esteemed
loan Hcltitino for all eiw'.i.ury pur
j posc, ami especially for desserts.
I fNew York Tribune.
:. hold I lay In pri-on like St. Paul,
Cliaiittd H two guards that both wers
(triiii and stout,
Al! day they sat by me and held me thrall:
I he one was luuocd K.unt, llic other
And tlitoti-li the t Slight of dial hopeless
Tin re came uti ntitri I shining suddenly
Unit louk me by the band, and ns I rose
'l lu chains grew soft and slipped away
The doors t-ave back ami swung without a
I.ike petals of M'tnc magic llower unfurled.
I followed, treading o'er end, anted ground,
Into alio! her and ti kindlier tvnrl I.
lie must. r. .filial black and bolted keep
lb. .ii l;no, ,-t is I .,',.; tlie iingel's iiunie is
; Ar bil.ald I iinipinaii. In Harper's.
Woman puses and man propose
Kong sttggt sis that tho reason why
lidi is brain food is because li-h go in
Johnny's latest eonipo -ition : 'Tlio
Cons The goes is mi called hecaus it
r.-s kinder siily an I don't know any
A West.-rn editor Ihus alludes to ft
, .,11 empoiary : 'die is young yet, but
he can sit al his ile-k I blllsll cob-
ivcb. from llu: ceiling wilh his ears."
Yeast--What are to. u going I" make
tot of your hoy? Criiiisonhonk A
lis ho a la-to for ill'"
e inhti'ls it from ids
,.1.1 .l t ..or i- d.le.
N.. I..II.!' 1 ma-. It t. -1
A ml '0- the ' 1 '. i'-i man w ho
Laughs I a-', aii'l tli'rel'rV best.
II . lendeily ) i yon think you
,-m'd ever learn to h.ve me? She
t .-."ii 11 denl'.y) Oil, Hiv, yes. Why,
I learned lo love Tom Harry, who was
, 1 ic last mouth, in two days.
I w on, tor w here my vest Is," ex
liiiimed Mr. Ju-lwed. "I've lookm
I very where I can think of for it." "I
; ung ii in the vcMibiile, dear," replied
Mrs. Justwed, swielly. "1 believe in
having ct entiling in its proper place."
Mr. W.ckw in Here i 1 lie "For
,.id Aloiit Women" page ef the S'.ni
,'ay paper, with nothing in it but de
n'lipiion of dresses, a usual. Mrs.
W i, kw iie Well, if dresses aie not
for and about women, I don't know
w hot ile y tne.
Hol's Hint the Indians Fat.
The tb'.s oaten by the Dakota In
dians arc quite dill, rent fiom Iho
il..;:, of w hich they, like civilized pco
I e, make f 1 iemls and companions.
Yli"y have square, box-like bodies and
beads, and scarcely any tui'. They
teeiil lo fallen Is readily as pigs. A
smail lipi mar the family lipi is put
up for the ib g family. Tho flesh ef
these .b'gs is looked on as a dainty,
utid is t iiteii tt iih icicmony, und tho
women bring iitlb' tin cup to t.vko
none of il In ih" 1 l.ildion nt home.
For ono of the weekly tb e in
c.itnp, "tie dog i- considered ntlliciont,
but as many as forty nre killed for a
great fea-t. The odor of a Hew id
ilo" is very unpleasant, and we had
j to thtow open Ihe ttitl l.ovs, even ill
severe tfi atle'r, after tho fohool-chil.
dreii had been regaled on (hat dish.
: The Indian school at Iho Agency was
kiq t by th Agent's pietty daughter.
Slie had often observed one of ihcso
(logs tliiil seemed lo have more saga,
c.ty than his follows, lie came every
il:iv lo fchool with the child who
etvne.l him, and during the exorcises
he sal bos.de her 011 ( he pl.it form, and
. i .iued with the children in the games
at recess. he said to the dog's lillis
! ter one day: "Your d-g is very fat."
"Yes,"' was ihe boy's answer, "wo
will cnl him next week."
One day llioic was a kn .ck at our
c.itnp si hoolli.. its" door. ( loo of (ho
children, lilUe Amos lilaek-bull, lmd
iooughl bis dog, one of (ho edible
variety, as a present to us, ami had
i tied him to the step. Of course Allied
was thanked, 1 oil his present was not
j :i. ccptetl.-- New Y 1 k Post.
A ( osllt M til genu.
I W. lb Y'iatieii, the pioneer fisher
man of (he I'l asi 1 lit er, had on exhibi
tion a .-luifc oi Com icon feet long and
1 weighing '.'i'" pound, ttb.cli win
j caiiuhl in an oolachaii net. X'olivith
: s'ai'iii'ig (ho si.o of this (i,h ami Iho
1 tnlei esl il created. Mr. Yianen did not
j feel ill .til proud of his catch, for the
le.1s.01 thai it si him the lidy little
I fig 11 -e ef n. The sturgeon got
! taio. led in ihe ool icb.iu net and lipped
it i it. 1 pi.-i es in a vet y few minutes,
j Ihe lei was a new one and piohably
the best on the liver. Si 111 geons sell
; til cents per p. und and ih '.mO
J poiii ib r was valued al '.7, tt hich
left the loss almost tolnl. Though
i gbi I at any time to make n heavy
i rat'-h, Mr. Yianen hope he may never
i again w in tishei man's honor at such
in price. Wesliiiinficr llbilish Co