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I'llTSBORO', CHATHAM CO., N. C .JANUARY 5, 181):,.
On the Threshold.
TLc new year il:ivtis apace;
What of the nigh'?
The battlers for the race.
Won Hiey the firflit?
Tliu laggard Time dolli tread
On hosts of valiant dead;
Right slain by niulit.
The old yiur heedless die?.
WhHt of the da?
A world for succor cries,
Long ou the way
Tbroue,!i darkness, greed aud crluis;
Whtn coinctli thiit new time
Kur which mm rn7
Head backwurd through the ears',
More smiles and fewer tear
While axes roll;
Truth lcadin sllll the van;
Man h'lpln.' fellow-man,
Hlntnes Ihu (.(.roll.
Then hail tiic (Mining day,
And bravely press
Viitrotildcd on the ivj ;
Ural some dis! res.
And count as victory won
Mach nearest duty done.
And that slut!.' Iilcpy.
The Squire's Preserves.
PV MAKl.TOS- IOWMNt.
,lotl:;nn Howes lnul always been
considered a rich man. His brond
acres, spacious fai'in-biiildiiig, a ml
blooded livestock went to rove that
ho was such. Then again tlio rci-i-dent
of tho country bank lntil often
said that ho would not hesitate a mo
ment to ncecjit S.j u i re Howes' paper
to the iimoutit of fifty thousand dol
lar, or pcihup more.
.Fot Ijuiii appreciated his worldly
blessing", and out of I lie goodly storo
with which the Almighty had endowed
biin lie was ever ri a ly to assist Ihu
needy itud relieve llio wants of ot he rn,
who wcie less foitittia:u or frugal, of
bis fellow crca' lire.
When stili u young firmer and ju-t
begin 11 ing life, he married the daugh
ter of one of his neighbors.
The youthful bride, proved to bo a
helpmate in every sense of tlio word,
and it was through her energy and
prudence thai Jothani etc ho reached
middle age found himself above
That is all material want. Still
tlifio was oho blessing which tho All
wlso Ruler of t he Univet'so had denied
the ioviny couple. They wero child
less. "If wc have no children of our
own," remarked the farmer ono day,
'wc can at least nssiat somo parentis
who have many, by a-suming tho re
sponsibility of rearing a portion of
C'onseq'te i.ly it was determined to
adop', a boy and a gil l.
"1 tell yon what we wi 1 do, bus
baud,'' said Sofiotiia Howes. "Wo
will inuke a short journey away from
this village, and liud sumo homeless
ones in another part of tho slate, so
that when tho youth and muiden grow
up they may not be annoyed by any
recollection of former associates. "
This plan was settled upon, and cro
many weeks the old farmhouse was
enlivened by the laughter and prattle
of a girl of four yours of age and a
boy of six.
Time passed, an. I the little waifs
grew into the heart of their foster
parents. At length when Ruth was lifieeii,
and Albert, tins boy, was passing his
frc.-kmiu year in college, the woman
whom I hoy loved as a mother laid
down her burdens of lids world a:id
was bono to rest leaving sad and
aching hearts behind lo mourn her
Wi'h the death of his wife a change
tame over the worthy squire. Though
too food a Clii istimi to icbel against
the wid of H'-nveii, lie nevertheless
felt his bereavement heavily and be.
moaned the departed bitterly, refus
ing to be com foi led.
After Iho funeral Albert returned
to his studies while Ruili resumed
her household duties and strovo her
iitmol to cheer Ilia drooping spirits of
the more than parent who was left lo
With Iho alteration in the demeanor
of tho owner of tho Howes Farm,
there was a'so apparent a marked
clnngo in the establishment itself.
Head by head the cattle and horses
were led away and sold.
Tho hay in the tlelds and meadows
was converted into money, even n it
stood awaiting the coming of (lie
Jolham put no seed into the fertile
coil, but leased his ground to ids
What could this mean?
Sonio of the village folks whispered
that Albert was iho cause. That the
boy was squandering hi benefactor's
gold in riotous living, and a few of
the more ofUcioiu began to feel it
their duly to remonstrate with Iho
ouiro cr bis w hole inonertv should
be swept away by, as they L!uiiiicd,au
ungrateful repiobale. ''
Jolham heard them through, calmly,
his face never chati'-iug from its ha
bitual, iiurufftjd expression. When
they hud finished he looked up and
"My ltiends I am convinced thai
in your coining lo me, you have been
actuated by kindly feelings for my
wolfaro, anil therefore forgive you
for so cruelly maligning the ab-enl
youth. But you will puidoti mo if I.
ut this moment, positively forbid any
of you to interfere in my affairs, and
assure you it would be very pleasing
to me if you would, in the future,
.mind your bndnes."
Tho astonished visitors, rendered
almost speechless by tho squire's re.
cepllon of l heir presumption, with
drew, and by millions shakes of Iho
beads signified (heir disapproval of
their tow nsman's action.
Left alone with Kiuli, the old faun
cr took the maiden's hand, and w ith
moistened eyes', pleadingly a-kod:
"My child, you do not believe what
these peop'e hint in icgard to Albert,
"No, father, no indeed. My broth
er is loo honorable, and loo deeply
impressed with your kindness to hi in
and to ine to abttso your confidence
and tru-t iu liiin."
"Vou arc right, Ruth. Instead of
squandering my money Ihc boy actu
ally dhobcys me iu not using enough
of it (o place him-elf in the social tic
clo which I want him to il l. But you
niit-t not cull liiin your brother, Ruth,
for ho hears no such relations to you,
other than by uss jciaiion."
Here the fanner glanced quickly h;i
into th'j beautiful face before him,
and as he delcccd a slight blush
mantling Ilia fair cheek, ho smiled
for ho thought he lead the heart of
tho irentle one and it pleased him.
lie changed the. "iiibjeci, saying:
"I not allow the idlo prattlo of
our neighbors to disturb yon. Tho
disposition of my property may seem
strange iu their sight, ami perhaps in
yours also, but be assured, that when
I k pone ," here Until placed her
Ins i t quickly on her adopted parent's
head as though to check him .
"Nay," continued Jolham, "do not
interrupt up-. 1 repeat that when I
am gone, y oil and Albert will have
enough and to s arc."
'Time continued its flight, and tho
squire's oneo b an t i ful farm hail
dwiudie I into in-igntkuiice, until one
summer month when Albert was called
home to attend the funeral of the man
who had reaiud him from childhood,
the pluco bore the appearance of a
coin pie e wreck.
Tun squire's funeral was largely
attended, for he, had been greatly
loved and respected by his neighbors,
despite the eccentricities which he had
displayed since the loss of his wife.
When the sorrowful party returned
to tin; old homestead, after placing
tho remains of tie: squire beside those
of the companion of his youth, they
found the notary wai'ing their arrival.
In his possession was the lust will and
testament of the deceased.
It whs no wordy document that
Jotliam had left. It simply read:
After paying my just debts, I give
and bequeath all my property real
ami personal, to my beloved foster
children, Albei t and Km h Howes."
Of debts there were none save those
incurred at the funeral, and to liqui
date these suflk'ieui ni'iuey was found
in the antiquated desk of the farmer.
Hut search as they would not a scrap
of paper could bo discovered lo indi
cate that .Tothani Howes had left more
than his acres, now run to weeds, and
the buildings, which were rapidly fall
ing into decay.
"It is strange," remarked Albert
that ivenin;.', after Kiuli hal ie
luted to him the words of their adopted
fa i her.
There must be muuc money some
where abut this place. I eauiint. be
lieve that our dear parents could have
disposed of it nil."
l.el us think no more about it,
Albert, for tin) ptesenl, at least, i
would rather have the dear old man
back with us again lb in all the wealth
in the world.'' And bore (he girl look
from lite labl-i the Biblo to find con
vdutiou for her sorrow in the woids
of its pages.
Turning the leaves Bhe was aston
ished lo find (wo pinned together.
"Who coultl have domi this?" shi
murmured, carefully separating llioin.
To tho astonishment of both, a
scaled envelope full lo (he floor.
Albert picked it up and read the ad
dress To my children."
Hastily tearing it open, they saw fin.
closed a slip of pupor, on whioh was
writ ten :
"Search, and yt shall finj."
Joi ham Howes.''
'What does it mean?" a-ked Jtnth
"Thnt our fill ;r has eotivei ted hi
property into rah, and hidden it
somewhere f bout the house. In t!:
morning we wi'! follow hisinstiuc
tions and search diligently."
As the sun arose the fo'lowing day,
Albert and lhi'h joined each other iu
the large old-fashioned sitting-room.
Let us take a walk out into the
lields, Ihitliy," said Iho young man.
"I feel perplexed, and wish to collect
my thoughts, and then wc inuet make
pi tins for the future."
As Iho two wended Ihcir way across
the broad pastures, a long silence en
Hied, which was finally broken by Al
"Do you rculizo that we are now
alone in the world?"
Ye'," was Iho faltering reply.
"And how dreary your life will bo
for you, when J am obliged to return
to my duties in tho great city."
"Can you not remain here Albert?"
asked the young girl, quickly, an ex
pression of pain flitting across her
"I am tifraid not, but wo will see."
Then, after continuing their walk a
little further, the two returned to the
hoiiif, prepared to carry out the last
instructions of Squire Howes.
"The most likely placo (hat fathoi
would choose to hide anything would
bo in ihe cellar, it seems to me," said
Albert, as they entered tho roomy
kitchen, and iho young man's eyes
fell upon a trap door in tho floor.
"Item lin here, and I will do-cctid
H-) saying, lie lifted the planks by
moans of an iron ting, md stepped
down upon the ladder, and began lo
ransack tho cellar.
Until stood by the aperture quietly
awaiting her companion's reappear
ance; she teemed to take but little in
terest iu tho matter, her thoughts
dwelling on tho ono who had gone
rather than upon what treasure he
had left behind.
Presently sho was startled by an ex
clamation of surprise coming from the
cellar, and soon Albert was heard
ascending tho steps, carrying iu his
hand a g'ass preset vo jar.
"What think you of this, Kuih? A
very frail receptacle for any thing of
It contains nothing but somo
ruined jam that should have been
thrown away mouths ago," replied the
There, you aro m'staken. It Is one
of a number that I have found, und
they are all filled with money. Look,"
and the young man unscrewed tho
metal top und turned out upon tho
(lour several gold pieces.
"Poor father I'' murmured Ruth.
"He has left this for us."
"And a great deal more. Wait and
I will bring it all up."
One after another the jars wero
brought lo light, and their contents
carefully examined. Among the Dank
notes and reriilicutcs of stock was
found a letter written by the testate1'
lo bis heirs, explaining to them his
object iu thus converting his property
into cisli. It was that he felt h'l could
realize inoro upon the stock and equip
ment of Ihe farm than iuexperi-
j enced Alhe.t; and when he became
I po-sessed of the money he feared to
j t ntru.l it to the keeping of any bank,
j and had consequently taken care of it
Following this explanation Jolham
i Howes dciieiiely made known his
I last and onlv wish, whicU was that
the two whom he hud loved so much
iu life would journey along hand in
h ind until called lo i i 1 1 him in the
"Minll wo comply with this request,
Ruth P" asked the young man tendor
ly, looking into his companion's face.
"If you so desire it ;" wus the mur
"I do, my duriing, 1 d). 1 hail in
tended to ask you to become my wife
belore long, and this communication
has only hastened the. words."
Though A Ibcr! had been educated
for the law bo abandoned Iho pursuit
if (hat prolession, turning his atten
tion lo the farm, and before many
seasons were passed, the lields an 1
meadows res lined their wonted look
The rejuvenated barns were again
sleeked with valuable cattle and
horses, while about the hearthstone of
the young farmer were gatlicrod a
happy and loving faim'y who long
had occasion (o icmember with heart
fell gratitude, the forethought of (he
viierublo squire, Jotliam Hov"i,
who hud stored away for his beloved
children an enormous wealth iu glasa
preserve jars. Yankee lllade.
One After Result.
Hanks I don't min i Iho grip itself
s muchit's iho after etleets I'm
Rivers The after i-fleel-i is what
ails me. I'm. sti!! standing oft Iho
I doit r for Sfii.i. Chicni'i Tiibuue.
UllUM LVS (CI I
Tnrti Frost passed I hi? way iast iti.-lt
And nipped, with s.hh y fiui'. rs
Y. very gold andecnrM le f
l'lint on my iniiplts ti n i--.
Jle scratched a message n:i tin- ptme
A bint more kind lliiui courtly.
' Better see to lire- and flowers!
I'll be back here slmrt!.. ', '
Htitli Hall. ii. -!. Si.-u:cs
LOITA'S 1 Uli-l.l vl 'I I a.
Lotta is a little gii 1 who lives in n
boiilhern city, where the rose bloom
t C'jtistmns time, and the little boys
and girls have no use for sleds and
ska'es, for there is never any snow
ml ice. Lotta has been quite a Irav
ler, and has a gift from a reul live
king, When she was only six year
old sho went acres the ocean in a big
ship with her mother ami Aunt Amy,
tied she loves to led about the guiiy
dressed gentleman who brought h r
the pretty gold four-leaf clover, with
:he little dew-drop iu Ihe middle of it..
This was hov it camo about.
They were in a placo called Isch!, mi
the b h of Angus', Lot la's birthday,
Mid il so happened that this is ;!ic
bir, Inlay of the Kuiperor Francis Jos
eph of Air-iiia, who v.f-its Lcli! in the
summer lime to drink tho waters
which arc considered very goml for
sick people, and the people who ate
tired and want rest.
L itta's Aunt Amy pikc I a botty.e!
of mountain flowers and .oie a pret
ty note without telling anybody, and
sent it lo ill's Kmporor Francis Jo-eph
widi the birthday greetings of the Ut
ile American girl, whose birthday wa
on ihe same day its his A few days
af erward the gaily dressed gentle
man, whom l.oita remembers, came
to the inn where the American visit
ors slop. If; was one of the persons
who wait on tho Ivmpci'or, and he
asked for Lotta anil handed
her at iny blue velvet box
in which was sparkling the pret
ty four-leaf clover with i(s diamond
dew-drop, and told her it was a birth
day gift from the Kuiperor Francis
Joseph, who hail been much pleased
to receive the bouquet of mountain
flowers from tho little American girl.
Lotta will now never forget that her
birthday is tho sums day as ihe Ltii
peror of Austria's, and will no doubt
keep his gift as long as she lives, and
if sho has Mttlo it-is of her own, wid
delight to tell them the story of her
treasure. St. Louis R 'public..
vr.D s dutch M.vnBr.cs.
"Get out, yon Dutchman!' called
Ned, as the new butcher's boy stepped
up lo lake a game of marbles.
"For shame!" said Frank. ''Come
"1 don' van (o blay som(l)" (ko
"I'm an out-and-out Ameiicuu boy,'
X'id defended himself, "and I'll tis
socinte with Amcrieans who know
how to play American games."
"I'shaw! I ,i.'i't you know that ihe
giiine of marbles was invented before
ever Americuin werei."
"Well, whore did they get the
marble-', I'd like to know? They don't
know how lo tnuke tin tn any where
Don't they? That's where yon
Me mistaken. Most of the marbhs
're made iu the old country. Don't
yon remember father teasing us about
imirblcs coming higher ibis your.
"Rut ono of the boys said they
didn't hiive the kind of .lay out of
which lo mould them anywhere else.''
"That was one of your patriotic,
American boys. They don't happen
to be moulded of rlay. What do von
call them, 'agates?'"
"Don't know; that'-' Iho name I
'lint why not call lliciu sandstones
or brickbats? Agate is a kind of
stone, isn't it?"
"Yes; but you don't mean out
agates are cut out of stone?"
I mean (hat they are luvl, n ami
grcimd out of iigute."
"Yc-; i hat's Ihe first thing. They
Use i he. small pieces from the quuiries
and mills, breaking llicm into little
(iibcs with hammers. It lakes about
fifteen minutes to tlni-.li a bushel ot
good murblns ready fcr the hoys'
knuckles. One mill wid torn out
1(10,000 per week."
"We'l, I declaro! Where is that
"At Obcis'ein, (iermany."
"Oh, Opcrstcin bes my horn"!''
rricd Otto, with gleaming eyes. "I
see them marples."
If there ever was a sheepish looking
boy it was Ned. Hut l.c steadied him
self up and said:
"Come ou, Otto, and have a game
I'm ashamed I said anything.'
Till: NORTH POLE.
Anoth---i Attempt to Explore fie! ,',ls""ii"onM'' 9t u
j iriona." In all the Ietitouic ian
Arctic Circle. guages the sun was feminine, and it
1 is only through the influence of c'as-
An Expedition Will Leave Nor- sj. ;d models that in Lngl.in.l moon
way Next June.
The Noiwig'ati explorer, lr. 1'rid
)tXitiisen, is about to s al t on an
other expedition iu search of tho
N'ur li l'o e. He returned in
from a remarkable voyage across
(irceul.-.tid. Nanseu recently
came from Norway to Lindon, where
he hm lectured before the Royal
licographka' Society on his proposed
ex ; i ilit i 'ii. The explorer is over six j
feel tall, finely built and of tho i leal j
N andiiiaviim type. ."speaking with j
an l.ugli-h iii crviewer of his new ex- ;
pedition, he said : ;
'The obj-'ct of my expedition is of
o misc purely i-cu iittlie. The cxpedi-
tinmn-y party wid cmisi-t of twelve ;
men nil told. I shall be in absolute
c imiii tiid. and everybody on board,, i
scicnti-is or sailors, will have to obey j
, me impiicidy. There cannot bo more i
than one will in stich an undertaking i
' as I -1m;I have two engineers, j
and pcritap- live or ' sailors. I shall j
: choose as many of my -cieti' i!i' people
' us posidblc- from amoue men w Iim are j
liken i-o a"'-uto!U''d to a seafaring j
life. I shall also havj ice-pllots and j
harpooncro for scaling and im-niii.'. i
h w j I bo for th'.ui to pmvido
ii- with fresh food. The ice vikings .
1 aro admirably Hind for tho woi k in ;
view. 'I I, cy live till the year, from
'-prim.' to winter, in Arctic solitude-.
Ii. irn and bred :n the ii'-rth of Not-
way, lliey spend most of their lives in ;
a form of toil which cxpofs them lo
all Hie rigors of a fiigid climate, and
arc thus inured to the vcty hard-hips t
' which the members of an expedition
lo the north pole will have to cu amu
asters ami !
(r. .Some of lliem are
owners ot small sealer-.
..Will, .bis .,.,,-iv I shall leave Nor- !
way early in June next and sail direct
to Nova Z'jmbln. Ileie we shall stop
to reviclual and lo examine ine state
of the ice. Sjsooii nslhe condition
of this permits wo shall leave for the
K .in Sou, probably early iu July.
Skirling the .Siberian coast and pa-sing
tape 'ischcljii-kiii, the tn"St
northerly point cf the Old World, 1
shall pass on so far us tii-j mouth of
the River Liiia. Leaving th - coast
at this point 1 shall start iu a nordi
crly direction along the xvuMern
coast of tho Island of Kolelnai, the
most westi-ily of the L'akov.or New Si
berian dri'Up.aud sha!; c intiiiue in this
direction mi il the pu.-k ice render
farther navigation impossible. We
shall do i tir best lo for-e the ship
through Urn ice, but we shuil al last
leach a point w in re we must slop.
I his will proii ii'ly tiring us to tep
Icmb'i, an. I we shall in tiii- way get
lo some distune'- north of the New
Siberiati Islands, but i cannot say
! how far, as no one ha-ever been there
I bcf.jie. When navigation becomes no
longer practicable, 1 shall have
: nothing left but to ram tho ship into
tho ie! as far as possible und stick
there. Having rammed the ship into the
ice for the winter pos-ibiy for ever,
. a t don't ex eel we snail be able to
move until we reach op-n water on
Ihe other sidn of III" I'ole we shal I
' have to bo contented lor tin; lime be.
itig with a p iicy of mti-lerly inactiv
ity. We shall be c uilinualiy moving
in a northerly d.rectiou. A-sistcd bv
nature, instead of lighting ngi.inst
her, we r.vpeil to b- taken by the
drifting of the i-e flaee right across
the 1'olar legion clown into the last;
till ?lilaiid N-ii, tietwecn pilbeiLCii
and .reeiilan l, having iu this way ,
leai lii'd and pat-sc.l li e l'ole. !
Wc lake with us provision- for
live year-, and it i- po-sible that this .
in ivbeth"! period diring which w.' ,
sha l b.' at the m"i .-. .. i.v, On ilii- j
poin1, however. I ca mot s . anvlhing
of n definite i hai.iccr II itirely de- I
pending upon the caiiem, wc shall be
drifted lir-l to one -ide and then lot he
other, but always iu a northerly di
rection, until, as I have nlren ly said,
we emerge in'" I ho liiCLnland sea,
whence we sha'l return lo Norway.
The Se of Hip Moon.
In archaic times tho moon was re
garded as a male god. "Fi-imai'ivc
man," says a well-known writer,
saw Ihe moon as a most conspicuous
object, whose spots, at period", had
ihe semblance of a man's face. Its
waxing and waning increased thei1'
wonder, its cot ting and going among
the still and solemn night added to
die mystery, until, from being viewed
us a Man, it was seated, especially
when apparently angry, in a mist or
nn eclipse, and so reverenced and
worshipped us the heaven-man the
Wo learn fiom Mux Mul or i lift t
moon" is a very old word, find Sti
Analcfcaxou, where it was ttcd a
j lias been changed into feint nln- and
the sun into masculine, l.vcu i;t com
! para'ively recent times the (" imai.
! were fond of calling the snti ai d
I iuoyn"l'rau Sonne" ;iml Ii i r V ond."
The pi acll'. e prevailed in t'ticicii1
"Another reason," sttys ."-u t admi
Wilkinson, "thai the moon in F.gyp
lian mytliotogy could not be le u'uJ lo
Itnbustis is that it is n nial- und not a
I. male deity pel -onilic ! .a tie g-jd
Tiioth. This was tiif ca-e ia - out: religion-
of the West. 'Lie K mia't
n i: iiiir' d the id Lam-, an ! tlrt
to iuiiins, J.ke the Aral,-. . on-idci ed
the moai masculine ami not feminine,
as were the .-clem: and Luna of tti"
.; reck", and Romans.''' I ti uvom
as in Teutonic inyliiolouy, It e m em is
male. -- Pearson's. Wet kly.
I.Hturiiiurc of lin- Host's Tail.
There can be no question tit it ti e
.hief delight of wi.d dog-, as wi.li
modern hounds and sporting d"g-. t
iu lite cliti-i ami it- lie. .mi;, i.iin.; ex
citemeiil and i-on-'-' pfn -. 1 "d
the nri-l thrilling nimi' ii- ' !..'
human hunter (.. nd do" b' - tith'
canine ), and ( ue big wrl, 't it tit's'
poignant of ail licit ,!.'-, a nt e p it i"ti
of p'cantival'ic i vjtcmcir "m'-tncl
with miisciiiai' activity, i- Ii-mM''
pcc-cncc of gain? is tir-t I" t 1 1 . A
ivo have seen in watching the bo
liavioc iu a pack of fox-1; Jiiuds, tli.s
i invtu iubly the time when tails arc
wagged for the common goo I- 1 no
wagging is an u'niost invariable ac
companiment nf this fot in of pleasure,
which is one of the. ciilefot among
the iigrceub'e emotions when in the
w''1' 6,ll((;- Owing to suim' ino- 'U.i.-
lion of the nervous mce'iu.d-m, w-hicli
:" w "";iv''
sociiition of pleasure and wag . lag h.i
bee inn so inseparable thai, ih-' m 'ce
ment of the lad fiilowstite cmitiiii.
whatever in iy call it forth.
An explanation of a similar kind
can be found from the f i t tti.a dog
depress their tails whoa iliieutetu'd or
scolded. When running away tl:;: laii
would be the part nearest ihc pursue:-,
and liieivforc must likely to hi scie.l.
It was therefore securely tucked away
between the hind legs. The .-at of
tunning away it naturally clo-eiy as
sociated with the einitioti of fear, and
tie reforc this gesture of put nig the
tail between Ihe leg-become- an inva
riable concomitant of itdr at or sub
mission in the pi' -enc-J of -i;ieiiur
force. Popular Science Mouthtc.
The Ravage-, of Cholera.
Tho discovery of a ine:hod li.it
would protect an ind.vidmd from
cholera would be of great u-i f .lae--.
For iu India, the home of ihat di-e.i. ,
the average annual mmiali y i here
from iu Ihe cities i-. Is. and iu the
country 1.52 per lOoo iiinU'. Th"
army statistics -how that '-' per
cent, of the Luropeau soldiei- are ad
milted lo Ih. hospital for cholera,
while only 0 'Jo per cent, of ihe native
so'dicrs are admitted for ih- di- aso;
but the inoi lality, li;l litt pei e nt. lor
I lie former, :'. p. r cut. for the lat
ter, is almost fqllal. In the various
epidemic manifestat ions of cholera in
Various parts of the w orld lb ' mortal
ity 1ms often exceeded i'O per cent, of
Iheso attacked. In lM ami issft.'i
cholera was epiiiem c. in soutlicrn
Fiiiipe, and in ."pain in the latter
vcur tho official report state, that
there wero almost oi'f bundled and
Iwcnly Ihon-and ilea' It- I laic were
lift. -me pel -oils nil . t.-d in e.-h It
lh ii-iind living, and the mortality
ti- i'ai )icr cent. Tin se -oiti-lic-i
ntimnlaicd invt si igatoi - lo aiiempt to
-oivo tin' probieni of i ft' 'rd :ng im
inn 1 1 i I y to cholera. Popular Science
Piliil Hear lor n bond Heed,
Some of the parliamentary . oulcs's
in Iho ret imp id t o i- in I .ngl md
turned ou veiy iii-igutlh.aiit iucident
Tnis was pariiciil iriy the . ae in the
defeat of t'aptaiu IVnmn, whiih wh'
brought about by a child which tin.
luckily sprawled beneath n pa-sing
carriage and received slight ii'iurie.
The carriage, belong, d in a la.lv who
was conveying three vo'ers to the
polls, and who, on observing the acci
dent, took the youngsters upon iho sea.
und drove to A ncixliboi iny; hospital.
It was then late iu the afternoon, !l:id
by the time tho carriage rea. aed the
pol sthcy had closed. So close was
the Veto that these Ihren ballots wou'd
have made the race between Captain
Penton and the Parsee merchant who
defeated him, a dead heat, to bode
cided by the returning nfliei r", casting
vole. New Oileuns Picayune.
Wi-en the lhru-h brief snatches sang
Of his wondrous tune,
And the wootls no louper ranc
With tbtjoye of Jrmt :
Thf n we knew that, day by day,
Sjtmmr'i' fate would turu away.
v! '.ou t'ae ripnied tListles went
rioating we baboons.
'i -ttrijtd on a journey benf.
Iu tb.j-.e Auu-t noons.
t'.i'. lake and sky wors deeper blue.
To show that jtuamer's heart was Hat.
-o'.n tl)p birches could not hold
ll.i !; tlif.ir yellow leaves ;
f; va' roads must shine with gold,
'J ljo:xh the forest grieve.
I.'.'litii.,; now the'.r torches red,
M.ij !( s m the pat'iiaut led
S'nlli st br r.'iM of the fsil,
i'.ped the liusy .lay ;
Annies, niu-terinj; at his rail.
H in... d Ha ir sia ut waj :
Ii-..wsy .Tickt chirped piml-bye ;
I :..' re. I la-t, o .e butterfly.
N'..: uniiardvl Is ih't throne t
' hi', k.ulecs ure Kft :
!',ae .ii, -1 tit-trees l.'dd thcirown;
an w ( l.-e I t.or. ft '
V iy. atoi l the snow and fro-t,
s. -miner's c lot s arc not lost. i
M ;ry 1. llbifiiisou. in Youth's t-'OBaJ
A fi ..lt-! it 'i'iie one you get wbea!
you .;); upon it banana skin.
.1 ig' m .-t.ys i !jr; only thing in Idrf
l;o:i . lb ' doesn't mtIH 10 collect dllSt
i- his -living- brink.
y'. Tin re's t I.e rub!" said the
oicu-e - to the cake of soap. "Aw,
i on" e!i i i.'spomicd t he soap.
"'. .; ,rd i- a little wild, isn't he"
W'tMil I should think so. Why
i veil the loci, iu h:'- 4IOH1 is fast."
I say. wa ter, I've dropped a six-'
j.,-,,.-... If yon liud it iei me have it
l.u'.k: it yon don't you can keep it."
I sr voti always examine the bob
lorn of a cin.ir bdoio you sit down,
I'.' iows.'' "Oh, yes, I've often taugub,
IS.i'uv Is sic your daughter?;
1',-dows S'io ii my grand (laughter.
Your grand d-.u.rhtei ?"' "Yes, my
prce! and l.-mghty d .tighter."
!, io .M!i2 ! i'Ii the ' "l for a burglar; i
'-he f .'.i'.-i mi.. : an. I now it is phdn
!-!,..-.; ii' a hit !t.s!;;. nev , r
I, ' !.'. kit!, fi; i-.irglars auin.
Tiiv worst wtistc of physical effort and mind!
I-. ...cUlui' f .' "lot woiib-l lather nofe
Wife D) you think Tommy dis
tnrbs our tielgh'uo: s with his drum?"
Husband I'm afraid so: they roada
him a pitst'tit of a nice new knife to,
I rzleigh (c .1 in?) : Is y'ir
t!,.. en-age1, Hrid'.et? Bridget t:
Weil, sir, if ycr wa it to know, I b6tf
neve -he is from w hut 1 heard OTfllt
lite : ran -on i la-t night.
Mr-. Det.ood.i Why are you
throwing -tone- at that little boy?
Aii-wei- in- that, sir. Snail Boy
(v.'i-v i,-l .it exi iise) --'Cause his)
Jo k . 1 t b'loiig to our church.
I wish yon would p-iy a little at
tctitioii lo w'nt 1. tun saying, sir,
"roar, d i n ir.ite l.i.vvir to an cxass
per.it :ng w itne-s. "Well, I am pay
ing' as little us I fan,1' was the caltn)
"Live you been reading poctr
lately:'" s.i I the bank piCsldciit lo the)
en-he , . "Why, y. s." was tho reply,
"I have b.e, i irouii.-d with senti
meniaii e of late." "Well, I wisll
you'd give it up You arc getting
lliil 'far away look' iu your eves, audi
i! worries' ih' directors." .
Ijew Nature (.rows a 'I ree.
N'lti:" inv.ii i il-i'y doe- Iwolhingd
win ii -!'i nie- i t glow a i roe sliej
pi ot. i is ihe 1'n lv from hottest suiM
ih u mid tie- coot- from severe
ihiiiigc- ef t, iiipcraliiic. Iljlh theifl
point- are !iiin.st invaiiably overt
looked bv man. lli-eie a maple OD
elm or birch : it -lioots up from lllfl
groiiiid; it. si. I. - are cui bed all thn
way wi'h mrid i w igs, unle-.s removed
bv kii '!' or brow-ing. Any tree
-l u ted in ti iopeti lot i- t lots protected
fn in the sun. Oibeiwise tho CX
tienic be it will I llpture cells and ths)
bilk wiil dry or split. As far as pos
sible th'-re must be equal development,
of (;;-on all sides of tho treo. Bu
, arc cd the roots i cvrtn more iiiipoi'
t it ii l . Ihofeedm? of a tree is at un
equal depths, but npot of it is neai"
the sin face. If the sun bo allowed to
strike directly on Ihe soil the flnep
rootlets that do the foraging aro de
st royrd, and extreme droughts wll
Hd'ect ihe roots for a foot in depth.
What is worse, the extreme change
of temperature also afl'-cl the treo and
suck iis life away. In Homo case q
such conditions aro produced as eut
courage tho dove opnicni of lungi o
other enemies to plant lift'. Nanus
guilds ngbinst Ibis by laying down)
each autumn a layer of leaves ts)
emiileh her f ore-Is or solitary pels.
, St, Louis (lobe-l lemocra'. '