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Strlolly In Advmet.
'Tls Better to Hope.
Better to hope, though the clouds hang low,
And to keep the eyes slid lifted;
For the sweet blue sky will soon peep
Vflien the ominous clouds arc drifted.
There never n night without a day,
Nor n evening without a morning,
And the darkest hour, the proverb Buys,
Ihe hour before the dawning.
Detroit Free Press.
Deacon Brackett's Proposal.
"Will, Willi-' cried Dolly, running
in great haste, down (lie lunc one
bright spring morning.
'Whoal tiooil morning," sa'ul Will,
pulling tip tbo douem's oKl horse
Steady at tlio guto. "Much obliged to
you, I'm sure, for coming down here
to sec me," as lie wailed.
'Don't tenso, Will; I had a reason
for coming, of course. Is Deacon
Bracked at homo today V
"Yes, and likely to bo for awhile.
Ho cut hit foot yesterday, chopping
up in Ilia birch pasture. "
"Is it a bad cul, Will?''
"No that is, only a fl:sh wound,
but it will couliue him to the house
for a week or two, 1 suppose. Are
you coming over to soc him'.1"
No, of course not; but Aunt Se
lena wanted nic to ask."
Oh! then she's coining!"
tingly hilling u:i the truth,
can she be c u;iiig to sec the
Well," replied Dolly, "I suppose
she wouldn't want anything said about
jf, but we heard tho deacon wauted lo
sell tho ten-acre ti-sld, and Aunt Se
rena will pay him us much for it as
any ono el 10 can all'ird to. It joins
her lot you know, and she always said
it ought to belong to tho farm."
"Sj thut's it,"' said Will; "didn't
know, seeing it's leap-year, but .-ho
might have some idea'
'Nomense! 1 wish !u h id, though.
Sho said only this morning, jokingly,
she'd a good mind to propose to tho
first single 111:111 she me', for hired
help's worse than no help, and it will
take all tho crops she eau raise to pay
for ruining them."
'That's about, tho ease at home,"
exclaimed Will. ".Miry .land's
mother taken .sick and bent for Inr
this morning; I've just carried her to
Ihe depot, and the deacon's lame, and
that leaves him with 110 housekeeper."
I)or-o-:hy!" called her Aunt Serena
from the door. "The clo'es are bilin'
ii' tho butter has come."
'And I'm coming! (iood-by,
"(Iood-by, Dolly; I guess, Miss
I). une can buy the field."
Dolly ran into the house, and while
tier mint stamped (he golden bails of
butter sho deftly linked, wrung and
hung the snowy clothes 011 the line.
"Aunt Serena, asked Ddly at
dinner, just as her aunt poured out the
second cup of ten, having noticed this
was her most communicative time.
Deacon ltrackelt is a nice man, isn't
Law sakes, child, there ain't a
belter nowhere about. Sapin is a
food calkilator; where you find one
man his equal, you'll tind ninety .nine
So I thought," observed her niece.
"1 wonder why he never married?''
"I can't loll ye that, I'm sine.
I'rap's tho deacon's a little too particu
lar. 'Taint every woman could suit
Lim, brought up as he was."
"No, I don't know of but one, and
Dial's you, Aunt Serena."
Don't be foolish, Dorothy," said
Miss Dame, sharply. And Dolly, sat
ilied that her aunt would say nothing
further on the subject, maintained :i
In the meantime Will had hurried
homo, where ho found the deacon ly
lug 011 tho lounge, gioaniirg dismally
with tlio pain in bis fool and the gen
eral condition of affairs.
"Did you get I lie liniment, Wil
liam?" queried he, anxiously.
Yes, sir; here it is. Shall I bathe
your foot now?"
"No. You may loosen the bandage
a bit, though, of yer a mind tew. How
on airih we're goiu' lew git along till
Mary Jano comes back is more'n I
Well," answered Will, after an in
spection of the larder, ''there's plenty
of cold bam and inrec loaves of bread,
and I cati boil eggs and roast potatoes,
o wo sha'u't starve for awhile I
"Mebbe we might git Brother
John's widder awhile."
"Can't," said Will, promptly; "she
isn't at home."
"Then it's 110 use going for her.''
groaned the deacon.
Not the least," replied Will. "By
tho way, when 1 came by the Dame's
place, Dally came down to Ihe gate
and said her Aunt Sorena was coming
over here this afternoon."'
"Coudu' here this artcrncon?''
echoed the deacou. "It's about that
fonfiin', 1 s'poso."
No," suid Will, t guess nol-1
think I that is," then desperalc!
"it's leap year, you know."
"And what of it 'iU? ' queried Ihe
"Nothing only well, I heard Miss
Dame said she'd a good mind to lake
advantage of it's being leap year.
You sec, she's plagued about getting
help and her farm does need a man lo
"William," said the deacon, blush
ing like a school girl, "you don't
"I do, too," returned Will, not
daring to meet the deacon's ey.
"Well, that beats all!''
But Will was already out of hear
ing, having gono to the woodshed,
where lie was alternately splitting
wood and chuckling with laughter at
the "good joke" ho imagined he had
on the Deacon. For he knew well the
man's nature. Bashful to the last de
gree In the company of the opposite
sex, the mere idea that Miss Serena
might bo coining with matrimonial in
tentions was enough to overwhelm
him with confusion.
Meanwhile Miss Serena, having flu
ished her dinner, thought she'd "bet
ter set off at once, not thinking best,"
11s she informed Dolly, "to givo Ihe
Deacou tew long a time to think it
over and set his price.''
So from his window, U Deacon,
who was nervously watching tho road
with a sinking heart, soon perceived
Miss Serona steadily approaching. In
deed, had it not been for his lamoncss,
I nm not sure but he would have
taken ignominiously to flight. As it
wa, he felt he must "faco the situ
ation." "How do yc dew, Deacon?" was
M;ss Serena's salutation, as she cor
dially shook his gingerly outstretched
Cijod arternoon, Miss Dame;
won't yo hev a cheer? "
"Thank ye," said she, "I can't
stop to set long, though I ain't in 110
great of a hurry, either, but secin' as
I cum 011 bi.ucss, 1 might as well
cum tew the 'pint!" The Deacon
winced, and Miss Serena, misiuking
the expression for a spasm of pain,
exclaimed: "Your foot's powerful
bad; ain't it, Deacon?"
"Considerable so," the deacon ad
mitted. "What air you usin' on it?" in
quired Miss Serena.
"I've been wettin' it in this lini
ment William got to tho village."
"'I'othocary sturl," said she, snif
fing at it contemptuously; "hev yc
got any arniky Mowers in the
Tin: daacon thought likely (liar
might be some somewhar, and, having
procured them, Miss Serena
"reek'ned she'd bettor lay oil' her bon
uit and shawl and sot 'cm steeplu'."
'Mow long afore you expect Mary
.lane hack? ' asked she.
I can't loll," said Ihe deacon, "fur
her mother's look down with scialik
rootnutiz and Ihar's no knoivin' when
6he can get away."
"Well, you air nnforlinit," ex
claimed Miss Sciciia;"sceiu's I'm here
I'll tidy up a bit for yo."
So, Utile thinking the words sho had
spoken in jest to her niece that morn
ing had reached the deacon's ears, she
sot 10 work and soon restored the
household to its wonted order.
Thar, now," said she, shaking up
ihe pillows on tho louugo; "scorns to
me you'd be more comfortable here,
"Mebbe so," said he, hobbling
along to the lounge, lying 011 which
he iiieutully decided; it had rested
him jusl to sco Miss Serena work.
Then Ihe deacon romcinhered that
she was called the best housekeeper
for miles around and that her butter
and cheese always look the premium
at the county fair. To ho sure, it
must be hard for her to look after
everything in doors and out.
There ain't many woman,"
thought the deacon, "could 'a done
as well as sho ha."
"Now, Deacon," said Miss Damo,
having, as sho expressed it, "straight
enc.l the bouse out a bit," "you want
to mix equal parts of alkyhol with
Ihe arniky when it's steeped enough
and it 'ill bo master good for your
foot, I'll warrant. Well, I declare,"
she went on, "in all the timo I've
bocn here, I hain't done my arrant
5 it. I've been thinking, deacon, see
in1 your land jincd mine, ef you want
ed' "I do," interrupted the deacon;
"what this place needs is a Mistress,
and cf you're a mind tew cum"
"What?" exclaimed Miss Serona.
"As Mrs. Deacon Brackctt," be
As this was the first offer Miss Se
rena ever bad she hchavH creditnblv.
PITTSBOUO', CHATHAM CO., N. 0., .JANUARY 12, 1893.
for ilie prompt it y answered:
"I'll cum, deacon."
So Miss Serena left the houso Tvliere
she had been living so many years to
pass the remaining ones at Deacon
Brackett's as tho deacon's wife. But
tho Dame homestead was not long un
tenanted, for the next year Will and
Dolly were married and moved there.
But neither of them ever knew wheth
er Aunt Serena proposed to the (lea.
con or the deacon proposed to Aunt
Serena. Waverly Magazine.
Poison for Apache's Arrows. i
We arc ind. Ud to L. B. Hawi-s, !
recently in the government Indian j
scrvieo in Arizona, for a graphic de
scription of the manner iu which some 1
of Ihe braves in the Apache region
prepare their deadly arrows, says the
Pomona (Cul.) Progress. Although j
the Apaches havo had little or no use j
for their poisoned weapons for years, j
dill I,n.n...n nf n ti-il.nl Instinrr. ;
each summer season go through an
annual preparation of (heir arrow tips
as carefully and methodically as if an
old-time war were near at hand.
The work on the arrows is ono piece
of labor thai tho Indiiiu brave will not
lonvo lo tho squaws, lie gathers a
do. 11 or more rattlesnake heads and
puts them in a spherical earthen ves
sel. With these he puts half u pint of
a species of largo red ant that is found
in many parts of Arizona. Tho bi:e
of tlits ant is more poisonous than thrtt
of a b -o. Upon these he pours a bit
of water, and thou soals up with moist
earth the lid of this vessel, lie then
digs a hie two feet deep ii tithe
ground, in which ho builds a ro;iring
fire and puts in some stones. When
the interior of tho hole and the ston .
are red hot ho makes a place in tin
bottom of the earthen vessel and p its
It in. About it and upon it he puts
the coals and hot stone., and upon the
top he builds a tierce fire and keeps U
up for twenty-four hours. Then he
digs out his vessel and, standing h
with a long pole, he disengages ihe
top and lets the fumes escape. The
Indian insists that if Ihe fumes should
come in his faco they wou'd kill him.
Thomas left at the bottom ofthj
vessel is a dark-brown paste.
To tet tho efficacy of his co.i
coction Mr. Huwks has seen an Indian
with his hunting knifo make a nit iu
his bare leg, just below the knee, and
let the blood run down to his ankle.
Thou Hiking a slick, he dipped it into
tho poison and touched Ihe descending
blood ut the ankle. It immediately
began to sizzle, as If it were cooking
tho blood, and tho p it in followed
ihe blood right up (he leg sizziing its
way, until the Indian scraped the
blood ofl with the knife. Tho savage
assured Mr. Hawks that had he
Mowed tho poiscn to reach the mouth
of tho wound he would have been a
dead man in twenty minutes.
Older Thun Their Husbands.
Mahomet was only 25 when he mar.
ried Kudypb, his first wife, who was
Anno Hathaway was seven ycais
older than Shakespeare. Dr. John
son's wife was double his age. She
was just 00 at ho turned the rounding
point of 30. Howard, the philan
thropist, hail a wife who was "2when
her husband was but '.'5.
At the lime of Jenny I.ind's mar
riage her age was given as Id years
Ihe senior of Heir (ioldschmidl.
A singularly happy marriage wu
thai of the la'o Uose Ten y Cooke,
who died last summer, deeply lamented
by a comparatively young husband.
Another charmingly felicitous inar
riugo in the literary circle of talented
New England womm is that of Klizi
both Smart Phelps, who is idolized by
her young husband, thc I! ;v. Herbert
Ward, African missionary and writer.
(ieorge Kliot, late in life, choso Mr.
Cross, iheu in the thirties, to accom
pany her down the shadowy path of
The Baroness Burdett-Ciutis
makes 110 secret of the fact that Mr.
Burdclt-Coiilts is much her junior.
And so Ihe list might go on mill i
plying iu iiumbcis until ono might
fancy that half tho marriages were in
reversal of the first line of thc old
couplet, which runs:
Msn for height; woman lor vouib;
Woman for beauty; both for truth.
And, when tho list is closed, one
must add tho wonderful and historic
record of the beautiful Mine. Kocam
ier, who died at seventy-two, leaving
a young husband of twenty-four to
mourn her loss. Now York World.
"F.inily," roared Mr. Wiuteibottom
from thc head of tho stairway, "these
socks you've laid out for 1110 arc not
"Neither are your feet, dear," an
swered Mrs. Wintci lottom, sweetly,
from the hall below. Chicago TrU
lUILDRES'S lOl.l MX.
I'm In love wltb you. Baby Louise.
With your silken b:ur sml your soft bluo
And the dreamy wisdom that in tlii ni iles,
And the faint, sweet snh'e you brought
from the skies,
(io.l's sunshine, lisihv Louise!
fold your bands, Lain
I Your hands, like
the fairy's, so tiny and
I With s pretty, innocent, saint-like sir,
Are you trying to think ef trniue an get
I taught prayei
! You learned above, I'.aby Louise?
J I'm iu love with you, fishy Louise!
Why? you never raise your beautiful head'
' tome day, little one, vour check will grow
I red ' '-
I With a linsh of delight to hear the word
"I love you," Baby Louise!
Do you hear me. Haby Louise?
I have sung you praises for nearly an hour,
And your lshe keep drooping lower and
And you've gone to sleep like a wear?
Ungrateful Haby Louise!
Marin ret Ly tinge
siN;iNi Miff.. !
A four-footed creature that sings if !
certainly curious enough to have it j
existence doubted, and many ncoido !
uo 1101 uetiere that sticli a thing as a :
singing mouse has ever been seen or,,
more correctly speaking, heard. It j
has, (hough, and in a certain house, j
beloved of mice generally, what I
sounded Jiko the voice of a very j
small bird was often heard in tho j
wall. A trnp was set for tho uproar, j
ions ones that kept up a coiistanl i
quaking and gnawing, besides nib.
bling every viand that l Hoy ould j
possibly got ai ; and one night the I
dainty bit of choose lured into cap- j
tivity a mouse that looked like oilier 1
niico and acted like a wren. Sneli a j
quivering, musical, little warble could
scarcely come from any other throat
than that of the tiny bird.
But it was soon proved beyond a
doubt that mousio did it himself, and ,
that ho must be the very singer who j
gave the mysterious wall concerts, so
the next thing was lo make him a j
cogo. It was quite an uncommon
one, as uncommon as he was himself !
a glass globe covered with netting.
A warm nest was arrange. I iu ii, and '
the curious little performer took very j
kindly to his luxurious quarters. He !
bad, of course, the best cheese to nib
ble at, and lie evidently considered
himself in clover. He put on airs,
too, and seemed to know when he
was being watched. At such times
ho would raiso himself ti, mid try
with all li s email might mid main to
act liko a canary. Sometimes ho
would hold up one paw, and then he
was a full-fledged prima donna, send
ing lorin such loud no'es lliit it was;
almost startling to hear him. j
But an easy life did not seem to 1
agree with tho (iniu-iiir little rodent.
m, ,b, he 1U(, 0. thc h()!o .(
,0 ju ,10llllllc . frecdmn,
where lie may have left "his young I
barbarians nt play."' In a few days
ho died without any apparent cause 1
and ihe experiment of caging a sing-!
ing mouse was altogether iinsuives 1- j
Oilier four-fooled warbler have
i 'e'en kepi in good condition for a 1
much longer time, giving abundant ;
opportunity (0 make some very inter- '.
sting discoveries in regard lo their j
imiMcal organs. They do not, it ap
pears, sing with their throats, like j
other songsters, bui with iheir noses, j
Tlicir vocal cords aro vibrating folds
of the skin nt the outlet of each mis- :
Iri , nnd tho performer can vary tho j
tone from high to low by using more
or less force in expelling I lie air.
When quite by himself the sound pro-
duced by the singer resembles that of :
uu .Kolian harp; but in a cage, when
the small prisoner is often ringing fo1' i
effect, the notes arc lunch bolder. j
A cat purrs very much iu the same :
vny as a inouso simrs, and bolh arc ;
signs of comfort and satisfaction. But '
the mouse's song, uuliko that of the '
cat, has given rise to many absurd !
superstitions, and houses have nc- j
tiuired the bad reputation of heiii" 1
'.taunted because of singing mice in the
walls. Tho soft wailing sound which
tho song then assumes is said to come
from the uneasy spirits of thoso who
have been murdered; and the servants
who are frightened by (he singing
moiiso could never be made (o believe
that the continual picking and stealing
from the pantry aro done by the
linger himself and his near relatives.
r American Farmer.
Fvideiice of (ood Faith.
Father Does that young man mean
Daughter I guess he does, father.
He is gelling so familiar now that bo
wears tho shiiio necktie twice in sue
?ession. fCiothler and Furnisher.
How They Are Obtained For the
Like the Raw Recruit, They
Must Be "Broken In."
j Horses for lire cavalry servico are
purchased mostly in St. Louis, and
j occasionally iu Louisville, Kansas
! City, Omaha, Sun Francisco, and
I other points. Tho prices paid f.T
( lie 111 under the contract system range
j from $140 to $175. They are usually
shipped iu herds of from thirty to
I sixty direct to the headquarters of the
I regiment for which they are designed,
I without being put through any course
j of preliminary training for the new
: life they are to lead, and after a few
j days' rest aro delivered to tho various
I troops whoro remounts arc needed,
! due regard being given to color.
I The arrival of a herd of new horses
nt a cavalry post is always a source of
I much interest to the garrison. Ofli:ers
and men particularly tho latter
'"kc the first opportunity that occurs
o visit Ihe corral or stables, and have
a look at the recruits, as they arc justly
regarded, and their qualities, good,
bad, a d indifferent, arc commented
upon and criticised by all hands, from
Ihe dignified commanding officer do wn
lo ihe young imp of a trumpeter born
and bred iu the service.
Liko the newly inlislod soldier,
when he first enters the army, w here
everything is so different from the life
he has been accustomed to as a civilian.
Ihe "recruit" cavalry horso is snrrouil
ed by things new und strange lo him,
ami it takes some time for him to be.
come accustomed to tho routino of Ins
military duties and the regular and
ordoily manner of his now cede of
lite, llis sial.ie, whero he una some
scores 01 his companions urc House. 1, .
ii usually very good nowadays, a!,
though it is not very long ago w hen
at some posts tho buildings and ac
comodations fur thc horses left much
to bo desired In their general adapta
bility for thc purpose required.
Before dawn of duy tho horses arc
awakened to be led, and the recruit
frequently has his digestion im
paired by Ihe shock and fright caused
him by the sudden boom of the morn
ing gun, and the unaccustomed clang
ing trumpet notes, as thc field music"
ians sound reveille But he soon be
comes used (0 this, and eventually
recognizes many of (he calls, particu
larly Ihoso referring (o anything
affecting him individually, as "stable
call" or "water call," t'.ie halt, tho ad
vance, and others, and I have time and
again noticed the impatience of horses
on herd to return to the picket line I
when stable call has been sounded in I
ramp some distance away. That the
sound conveyed a (liitiin t menning to i
them other than the frequently recur- :
ring calls of the camp during dav
i w,,,,;,,tl,ey 1ICV0P "0,i'",i' w,,s ,vMl'
'he action of the hor-o tln-ii rest
les-nes., their raised heads, and eager
Horses that have become panic
stricken "stampeded" Ihe soldiers
say aro often recalled by the quick
sounding of "stable call" by 114 many
trumpeters as can be assembled at the
moment. I know of an instance of
Ihe kind where six troops on herd
were "stampeded" and were galloping
madly away, utterly beyond tho con
trol of the herders, when the trum
peters luMily sounded "stable call."
Like human beings horses have their
leaders; how so'eeted, I will not ven
due lo state, but in every troop cer
tain horses lead thc rest; and 110 soon
er had thc notes of (he call rung out
over (he din and roar of the furious
ril-.li of Ihe horses, when tho leaders,
circling around the camp several
time., finally brought them to their
several picket lines. Harper's
Magnitude of the Imposition Buildings.
Kvery one who has not hecn these
buildings thinks he knows exactly
w hat they aro like, and does not want
to hear anything more concerning
At least one man thought he
what they were like before
he saw them, and certainly dreaded
being told again In bewildering sta.
tittles of Iheir area, height and cost.
But when I saw them around the la
goon, in front of the main entrance,
I wauled ( be left entirely alone with
them, a 0110 wants to be left alone in
front of a beautiful landscape or a
ijrcut picture. Thero is no use of my
trying to say why this was so, why
they arc impressive and dignified and
beautiful, for I remember having read
all this before of them, and of not
considering it at all.
Their inngnitudo and their beauty,
not on account of (heso qualities, but
in Sjpitc of them, are not things of
which the best writers on architecture
of which I nin certainly not one
can give any Idea; neither can colored
prims with palm trees in the fore
ground and blue skies above, nor even
photographs which "never lie". You
can hardly hope to givo another per
son uu idea of anything unless there
is something with w hich he is already
familiar, und with which you can
muke comparison. In this caso you
can only compare the World's Fair
buildings with Koine us we believe it
was in its grandest days, and with
those days we cannot cluim to be inti
mate. One of the Spanish legation
put it this way. "The Chicago build.
ing," he said, "are the buildings wo
should have eecn in Paris; those of
the Paris exhibition are those wc
might have expected to find at Chi.
cttgo.'' That Is exactly right, and one
of tho secondary surprises of this
wonderful white city; that the city of
art and letters of the Madeleine and
of the Beaux-Arts should have fallen
down and worshipped and Kiflcl Tower
an K lison electric lighting, and that
the ciiy of grain-elevators and pork
should have reared a second city as
classic in its bounty as the Athens of
today, and as true in the detail of a
cornice as it is grand as a whole.
Decline of the Bow.
The bow, once the world's rhiet
weapon, is now almost completely a
thing of the past," said MajirD. C.
John -on, now a guest of the Laclede
Hotel. "Tho more or less noble red
man of the American forest now car
ries a Winchester and metallic cart
ridges, the Autraliun bushiiian is
armed with a musket, and even the
Congo natives blaze away at each
other with villainous saltpetre.
Ihe bow is 110 longer a military
weapon of any considerable people.
KvC(( ( lipl,em.s l0 bfi cqi ,,,.,!
with a repeating rifle and is blazing
away at ihe stomach instead of the
heart. Wo are accustomed to think
of the bow as a harmless kind of
weapon, lit only for small beys to
shoot woodpeckers wiih, but I tell j
you that in the hands of u skillful '
archer it is one of the most terrible .
engines of destruction known to man.
I have seeu uu Apache Indian drive it J
barbed arrow clear through a tivo-j
year-old buffalo and bring him down j
as though struck by thc bolts of Olym- j
piati Jove. 1 would rather be struck j
by a miiiuiu bullet than with one of
those mctiiLpoiuted darts. .
History tells us that when tho Ito- j
mans invaded Paithia under Cassius
these Apaches of the lvnt drove their
arrows clear through them and pinned 1
them to the earth. I would back a '
regiment of skilled archers to whip an
canal number of soldiers armed with
j muzzle-loading nm-kets. The tire
I would be equally accurate and effective
' mid much more rapid. I cannot un
derstand how !l e "'d flint lock came
to supplant the bo - u"ic- ;. 'i
i men were charmed by t's r.ts i
old Kn-.i-h l".wu,.,ti cn-ii
I SOImCi not I ; i'O 1 1 ! ill.
Ulysses was a weapon w..a ;.'.' '---j
might well fear." t. I.oun (llohc
The (;lant Birds of New Zealand.
The discovery of thc Diuornisby the
illustrious zoologist, Kicliard Owen,
is famous as one. of Hie most notable
feats in the history of science. Fioin
11 single imperfect bone a fcmui
broken at bo h ends he deduced thc
fact that an enormous bird of (ho
stiiithions order, but far exceeding
the ostric'i in size, formerly inabiled
New Zealand. This discovery, pub
lished in lbo'J, nrousod much interest
and led to further inquiry. Four years
Inter, Mr. Owen was able to show,
from a comparison of many fragments
of skeletons that hud icaclied him, that
there had been at least six Mieeies of
iheie gigantic bird. With additional
materials, he, in 18."iot had increased
Ihe number of species lo eleven,
classed in tin 00 genera, and varying
in size from a kind no larger than the
great bustard lor about five feethiiih)
to one, the DinornU gigantcus,al lea!
ion feel in height. Still later re
searches have shown that even this
stature was in some instances sur
passed, and that birds must have ex
isted in New .'aland whose height
attained fourteen feet, or twico that of
the largest ostrich. Scientific Ameri
can. Looking Into the Future.
Miss Twitter I want to ak you o
question, Mr. Doinbey. I hope ah
you won't think me forward.
Mr. Dombey Have no hesitation,
Miss Twitter I urn going to have
some handkerchiefs embroidered, and
1 was wondering whothor it would be
safe lo have tho initials of my maiden
name placed on them? The Million.
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For lsrgar advertisements liberal ccn
racta will be made.
Youth and Age.
When all the world is young, la 1,
When all the trees ureRreen,
And every goose a Bwan. lad,
And every lass a queen.
Then hey for boot mid horse, lad,
And around the world away,
Young blood must, have its course, lud,
And every dog his day.
When all the world Is old, lad,
And nil the trees are brown.
And nil the sport is stale, lad,
And all the w heels run down,
Creep home and take your plae there,
The spent and maimed ainoui:,
Viod grant you find one face there.
You loved when all was young.
,' 'buries Kinsley.
Tho luzy man aims at nothing, and
generally hits it.
"Is Miss Hinote a good singer?''
"She must be. Kvery other girl in
the choir seems to dislike her."
He (anxiously) You arc not your
own dear self tonight, sweetheart.
She (passively) No, darling, I am
Doinbey Bigley is an unfortunate
combination. Anson How so? Doin
bey I If has a qiiail-on-lo;ist appetite
attached to u liver-and-uacoii income.
"Do you quarrel with your neigh
bor yet about his doi coining over in
to your garden?'' "No, that's all over
now." "Buried thc hatchet?'' "No;
buried the dog."
Mrs. L'arls Your daughter has been
studying painting, has .h.: not?" Mr.
I.ninode Yei. You should see somo
of the sunsets she paints. There
never was anything like them.
wth he, "These tombstones lines I read
Are just a Utile chaffy ;
The epila h I llnd indeed
Are mainly epitullV."
"What's the mutter with the baby?"
asked a lady of a little girl, whoso
baby brother alio had understood to be
ailing. "( nothin' much," was the
unswer. "lie's only hatchin' teeth."
Friend So your mother keeps the
strap she whips you with in the wood
shed. Don't you think that's a queer
place for it? Tommy Oh 110; that's
where all tho burning material h
Major Costic That young Chappie
sor doesn't appear to know his owa
mind. Col. Sarcust I'm glad to hear
it, for I have frequently heard bis
poor father caution hmi against form
ing undesirable acquaintanceship?.
Agatha .V.sthcte If there were only
something in this mundane world that
would solace all these vague yearn,
iug's sr.tisfy one's wildest longings
and fill the in-hing void within?
Charlio Koplcto Wh it is the matter
v ith pie.
A Famous Letter to Washington.
The Philadelphia ll-c.rd says tha'
thooiiginal draft of the llcv. Jacob
Duche's famous letter to C.cneral
Washington, dated October 15, 1S77,
l"i eonio to light in a local collection
' .,.! ::,i!a
.: of Chi.-t
At the Lev;. u
V "'.ii ' '
Ihe lulus,, redcoats inarched into
Philadelphia and lo k possession of
the ity the alarmed rector suddenly
found himself to be a most di voted
Itoyalist. (iftieral Washington was
Ihen encamped in lieiidquailer- in
Worcester Township, Philadelphia
(now Montgomery) County, and to
him Dr. Duehes dispatched a Idler,
which now in printing takes up nearly
eight quarto pages, urging him to re
turn to ihe l.osom of good King
(leorgc. Washington immediately
reeled the cpUlle to Congress as a
letter of a very curious and extra
(Mil Uses for FciilhiTs.
One of the oddest ues for feutheis
is to recover women from fainting
spells, by burning them. Probably
tlicir effectiveness for this purpose is
largely imaginary, but faith in their
efficacy is wide-spread and persistent.
An ornithologist ai the iceeiil conven
tion iu Washington mentioned tin;
fact that sailors make tobacco bags out
of the skills of the feet of the idbu
iross. They also manufacture pipe
stems o it of the radius w ing-boiics of
that great sea fowl, which are more
than a foot long. The wing-bone of
tho wild turkey is used for 11 whistle,
with which iq orlsmen imitate thc cry
of the gobbler more accurately than is
possiblo with any other iiistruuien'.
Method In It.
"1 thought you did uot like Wil.
"Neither I do."
"Well, he telhi me you sent his boy
a Christina gift ?"
"Yes, I found one of tho most mad
dening hand organs you ever listened
to an I sent it up."