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riTTSB01lO CHATHAM CO., N. C, JANUARY 26, 189:',.
Ylnt wilt thou do when faltb Is
Ami hope Is lca l
Ami love's wing broken?
W i!t tliou lit in the grave of the past and
While Hie mourners weep
Ami end rites nrc spoken?
Nay, nay fure forth, though the night he
Ami Hie Sturm's red rack
In the nky Is burning;
Tor the sun shines somewhere, from gloom
Ami the heart of the East
Tor the tiny is yeaniin.
Their is a kind of lmlf way condi
tion, in which wo may bo said to be
neither awake nor asleep, ci n-cions
nor unconscious ;isli;cp enough to
dream, a:!il awake enough to know
wo dream. At such lima wo hear
sounds, as it were, with a doublo souse
a seine of reality and n senso of
.Such w;is my cond'tion on the eve
of an event thai will ever lie niomor
ab'c in my history. hint gouo to
spend a few days wiih an uncle, liv
irgiulho Western part of Peiiuyl
vaniu. I had rea-hod his dwelling
Into in the day, after a long, fatiguing
ride, and Iiad retired to rest nt an
early hour. 1 had fallen asleep quiet
ly, mi 1 for a time had slept soimdiy ;
but hnd at length reached tlial inter
media'o state, he ween Iho world of
dreams and the world of reality,
which I have allnnpted to describe.
ll was then that my waking sen-c
heard the noiscof someone slowly and
gently pushing open the door of my
apartment and gliding with a soft anil
stealthy tread, and my sleeping fancy
showed lite a huge panther creeping
cautiously over t ho dry k'aves and
tin ony !i the slightly nulling bu-hes,
to pounce upon a doer di inking at a
clear and bountiful spiing.
Suddenly tlie panther undo his
spring and stunk : he deer, and at the
same insiaut 1 was startled into clear
conscion noss by hearing a sound a
of some person in the room sinking
Ids foot against a chair. 1 sprung up
in hod and looked urmiad in bewilder
ment. Wlicro was 1? I could not
remember. 1'ho win. low being i lu
only ol joct 1 c iil.1 flea: ly perceive,
1 stared at thai, and died to recollect
whero 1 was a id what had happened
to bring mo there. It was a pa'uful
t Il'ort, for in - whole system seemed
enervated by a strange dread, and the
perspiration came out of me in b.ads.
1 believe there aro few things more
trying to the nerves than j;i-t such a
situation of body and eoudiiion of
mind, and I do not think 1 ever suf
fered more from a fc.tr fu 1 uncertainly
than during' the few moments 1 rc
mum. d in that (untiling perplexity.
Al length, like a ray of siml'-Iii
struggling through the obscuring
mist--, I e.Might the remembrance of
leaving home; and Ihcn, in an instant,
all the incident of the day 11 idied
upon my mind, mid 1 knew myself to
be under the roof of my ttnclu's dwell
ing and in an :ipartnieul whero 1
hid never slept before. So far id!
was well; hut what were those sounds
that had so Strang '!)' mingled with
my wak'ng and sleeping perceptions,
and had al last arouse I ine with sm-h
a peculiar seiisafo:i of impending
evil? Were they mere fancies? or
lad some midnight robber or a-si-sin
tlole into my room and concealed him
self near my bed, or under it, ready
to execute his wicked design at the
first safe opportunity?
The very thought of this latter made
me shudder, and I was templed to call
aloud for help; and only the foar of
being ridiculed for my temerity, in
case nothing sinister should be dis
covered, deterred me. What should
I do? Should 1 .e! out of bed and
search the apai tnn-nt in (ho darn (for
iiiiforiuna!v I had no menus of stt ik
ing a light) and thus lisk putting my- excited to a degree that made me feel
self in the power of the unknown? or hH if a "hint's stiengih had entered
should I lie down and pretend to J ';o "'J' slender frame, 1 saw him
sleep, bill keep all my si: ises on tliJ ! thrust his hand into his bosom and
alert? 1 decided upon the l.i'ler produce a long, formidable butcher
course; and all' cling to yawn, in a j knife, which ho elevated over the
drowsy, stupid manner, I throw my
self back upon the pillow, and in a
short time pre'endeil to snore.
There it was, as I lay with my eyes
wide open and my hearing on the
stretch, I saw the figure of a man,
slowly and cautiously rise up from
tho foot of my bed, between me and
tho window, and there stand for some j
seconds, as ii listening and consider- I
ing. I was frightened, 1 conies-. !
Cold chills went over me, and my hair j
seemed to stand on end. What did it j
mean, unless robhorv or murder, and
perhaps both? And wha should I do?
Keep quiut and watch him. till certain
of his evil intentions? or spring up
and give the alarm al unco? mid per
haps get shot, stabbed, or throttled for
doing so. lie was tathcr i vor medium
sive, and I somewhat under, and I had
reason to bolieve I was no match for
lino in physical strengtli.
While I Was thin sonsidering I saw
him make a slight movement and
caught the glimmer of a light just in
tims to dose my eyes before it stream
ed upon my face from a dark lantern.
1 was evidently not the person ho
sought, for in a moment or two the
light was 'shut oil,, and I saw him turn
and leavo tlio room with a stealthy
step. Where was ho going now, and
for what wicked purpose, and what
was ihc proper courso for nic to pur
sue under the circumstances? Surely
not to remain there, trembling like a
coward, while- a midnight robbery, if
not murder, was being perpetrated!
1 hastily arose, half dressed my
sc'f and glided out of the room after
hiut. At the cud of a passage or cor
ridor 1 fancied I heard a door pushed
slowly open, ono of the hinges
milking a very slight giating sound,
only audible (o a keen listener, as 1
was at that inomen1. 1 advanced
wi h a cal-iiko step, and now that 1
felt I was about to surprise instead of
being surprised, my blood quickened
with a boldness 1 was far from feel
ing a few moments before.
On reaching the door, which the
villain had left open to favor his own
retreat, 1 paused and listened, hold
ing my breath. I could barely hear
the soft, stealthy step of the fellow as
lm moved slowly forward in the
room, and also tho long regular
breathing of the sleeper, which 1 now
supposed to be my uncle, who, being a
widower, was probably sleeping
al ue, though he had two sons in the
hou-e. What could tho burglar in
tend robbery or murder? If the for
mer, why had he not attempted to
sea'i-li my clothes while in iny cham
ber? And if the laller, perhaps it was a
watchful providence that had brought
me into a position to prevent it by
surprising him at the critic;.! moment
and giving the alarm. Besides my
ui.cle, my two cousins and myself,
there were two servants in ihc iniiii
M'Mi, one of the latter a young, athletic
fellow, so that 1 had hopes of securing
the intruder by timely aid in ciuo 1
should not prove strong enough to
overpower him .-done. My uncle,
however, was turned of CO, and in
Mich delicu'e health that for three
mouth he had not attended the court,
of which he had been the presiding
judge for several years, and of course
1 expected little or no assi-tanco from
him my main dependence being upon
myself and others, whom I hoped to
get upon the scene in lime.
As I remained listening, and con-
si. luring a'l the chances for and against
hi o in the sudden attack I had resolved
to make, I heard a slight click, and
.w a gleam ot tigiit thrown upon ine
lud from the dark lantern of tho vil
lain, who stood near the foot of it,
and between me and the sleeper, the
i;h! beyond giving his dark figure a
bold relief. To art a ilistine; view of
tlie face of t in sleeper bo now ad
vanced along the side of the bed with
great caution, shading the light with
his hand; a id to be ready to lake him
at a Midden advantage, in case he
should turn, I stole hi alter h:m, and
ciine close lip behind him without
1 now perceived it w.u indeed my
uncle who lay there asleep, his face
turned toward the side where the
villain stood, who, as well as I could
judge from a partial view of his
features, was regarding him with an
expression of fiendish hate, lie had
evidently found tho person he sought,
and was prepares! to perpetrate one of
the darkest ciimes known to the law.
If robbery had entered into his calcu
lations, it had taken a secondary place.
murder was ;ho lirst, and that of a
particular individual, for the special
purposo of revenge.
As 1 now stood closo behind him,
leeper, with Ihc unmistakable inten
lion of plunging it into his neck or
Now wis my lime lo ac! for nn
otlu r moment might be fatal to my
kin-mil'. and wi.li load yells of
'.Murder! murtler! help! help!-' 1
clutched him by the throat and jerked
him backward with all my might,
This staggered him a. omul and nearly
overthrew him, and beforo ho could
recover from his surprise i.n.l regain
his equilibrium, I struck him three
limes in the face with my list and
kicked him on co in the stomach,
doiiblin; him over forward nud send
ing him down with a heavy crash, his
knife in one hand and his lantern in
the other. Still shouting murder and
help, alternately, I now, by a most
happy impu'se, turned, dragged tho
clolhos from my uncle's bed, threw
them over the assassin's head, as ha
was attempting to rise, and then beat
him backward with a chair, and en
deavored to twist them about his nock
and arms, and so entangle, him that he
could not iiso his knife and might be
1 had just succeeded in doing this
when my cousins appeared upon the
scene, in a terrifically excited condi
tion, and tho whole house rang wiih
alarm. As it was now dark in the
room, the hinlcrn being buried with
the villain under the clothes, I shout
ed to ono of my kinsmen to produce
a light, and told the other to ttiko a
chair and boat the struggling object
on the floor as long as lie should find
any resistance or movement.
in a short timo wo had tho villain
secured and so tightly bound hand
and foot that he might as well have
been a dead man, for any power ho
possessed lo help himself.or to do any
one an injury, and then I related to a
group of excited listeners all that I
knew of tho mysterious and terrible
Edward," cried my uncle, grasp
ing my hand and speaking in a voice
half choked with emotion. '-I do be
licvo the good tied sent you here to
night to save mo from an awful death,
and my gratitude for my deliverance
Is more than 1 can express; but why
anyone should have sought to murder
me I cannot conceive, as I have always
aimed to do justice t- all, and till now
was not aware that I had a malicious
enemy on curly."
Well, I'll tell you, then, you old
gray-headed scoundrel," grow led tho
in Hi in, as he lay writhing on ihc
Moor and gnashing his teeth. You
once had it in your power when sit
ting on the bench to send me to the
penitentiary for any term from three
year up to ten, and you made It ail
the law would let you. I swore then
if ever I got out and got a chance I'd
cut your heart out, and I'd a done it
tonight if it hadn't been for this
young, meddling fool!"'
'Well, your confessed wickedness
only proves 1 was right in giving you
the full extent ot the law," rejoined
mv uncle; 'and if lain not groatly
mistaken, you will be perfect y harm
less whon the law shall have done
wiih you for the pres -nt offense. Al
though in this case 1 shall not sit in
judgment i n you, I have reason to be
lievo your sentence will bo for life."
It was; and nine years after, the
villain 1 hud so providentially captured
on lhai eventful nigh', breathed his
last within the walls of his prison.
XeW Yolk Xi-wi.
The Motto on (lie ( lock.
Tho following account of the origin
of a well-known motto for a time
piece, whether true or false, is worth
S-ine years ago a new clock was j
made lo be placed in Temple II iil, j
says iho Manchester Time. When j
finished the clockmaker was desired to j
wait on the benchers of the Temple,
who would think of a suitable motto !
to put under the cloch. j
lie applied several tunes, but with- j
out getting (he desired in formation, as j
they had not determined on the in-
sciiption. Continuing to importune .
them, he at las', came when the old
benchers were met in the Temple Hull '
and ha. I just sat down to dinner. j
The workman again requested to be j
informed ot the initio, due of the;
benchers, who thought the appli"tUion '
illtimed, and who was fonder of cat-
ing and drinking than inventing ong- l
iual mottoes, testily repliod: "(io'
about your business."
The mechanic, taking this for an '
answer to Ids question, went home and j
inserted at the bottom of the clock, j
'Go about your business," and placed 1
it on iho Temple II ill to iho great stir- j
prise of the benchers, who, upon con- '
sidering the circumstances, agreed that j
accident had piolueed a belter motto j
than they could think of, and evti
since the Temple elo.-k has continued
to remind the lawyers and tho public I
to go about their business.
Excessive I'off.'i-Ih'iukiiig. I
Coffee-drinking to excess is getting ,
more and more common in (ho city, j
Hundreds of customers come in five,
or six limes a day, drink olf a cup of
collec and go out without eating any- '
Ihing. Coffee is evidently used by
these as a meat as well as a beveraire. '
for from tho frequency of their visits
it is very evident they do not get a
meal bet wcon breakfast and supper,
which it is presumed they eat al
home. The habit is evidently a Tory
injurious one, for not ono of the hab- j
itual coffee-drinkers is healthy, nearly
all boing nervous and sickly. Some (
of them earrv the liauil so fur thai
Ihey even go to I wo or three restaur.
ants in tho course of their rounds.
fSI. Louis Ulobc-Petii'HTiii.
(IIILDKEVK (01,1 MX.
A TIIEK-TOAll'S TA I S.
"Seurious like!" said the tree-told,
'I've twitti red for rain all day ;
And I got up soon,
Ami hollored till noon,
lint the sun hit blazed nwav
Till I just climbed down in a ennvlMi hole
Weary of heart mid s'ck of s.iail
1 1 ozed away for an hour,
And tackled the tiling a:iin :
And I sum; and sung,
Till I knowed my lung
IVasjiiBt shout to give in;
And then thinks I, if it don't r?in no it,
There's uothiu' In eiii(;iii' anyhow!
" ecc in awhile some fsrnier
Would come a-drivin' pnM,
And he'd bear my cry,
And stop and sIkIi,
l'ili I just laid back at list,
And hollered rsin till I thought my th'oat
Would burst wide op4Mi nt eery note!
'Hut I fetched her! ob, I fetched her!
'Cause a little while ago,
As I a kind o' set with tine rye slu t.
And a sinniif soft tmd low,
A voice drapped down on my fevered
Say In', 'If you'll ju huth I'll rain!'"
f-'t. I.ouls Uepubl'c.
now mii take 'rums wkai.s.
The curious way in which lish oat
is a study. Some fish have teeth and
somo have none at all. In seme the
teeth is found upon the tongue, in some
in the throat, and in some in the
stomach. Somo draw in the food by
suction; the sturgeon is i. lie of ihis
class. The jelly fish absorbs all Its
food by wrapping its body around tho
prey it covols. Detroit Frco Press.
TO MARK MUONI.Kilir.
Skating by moonlight is a very at
tractive sport, and as tho moon is not
always on hand it is great fun to lit
on an old soil of clothes and curry a
torch. To make a torch, shred out a
piece of old rope, then lay (ho low
tlat on the ground, forming a baud
about ten inches broad. Dust (his
over with powdered rosin, and then
take a pieco of an old broom shaft,
mid having poured some tar over the
low roll it round the shaft, bind
ing it tight with thick- wire. A large
Chinese hint -i n answers a well as ll
lurch on a calm nigh'. New York
(iKKKTINnS SF.ST IIY A STOUK.
All interesting story is told in a
foreign paper of a stork that traveled
wisely and well. For years ho and
his uiato regularly built their nest in
the pnrk at Schloss I'uhlcbcn, near
iijrliu. The owrer of the custle, de
siring to ascertain whether (he same
blork always returned ther.-1, ordered
that a steel ring, on which was en
graved tho name of the place and tho
date, 1890, should be fastened round
the bird's ieft log. Lit spring the
tork came back as usual to the park
and upon its other leg was a ring of
silver bearing the inscription: "India
sends (iermany her greeting.1" Our
A ItlVKU OK INK.
A curious phcnoincu occurs in
"Daikest Africa," where runs a small
water cjurse which the chemistry of
na'liie has turned into a stream of
real ink. The formation is obtained
by the union of two sin ill rivuleU, of
which one is strongly impregnated
with iron to a high percentage, while
the second brook, percolating through
a peat marsh, rbsorbs gallic acid. Xu
lure knows no wa-te nor man cither,
when ho is pressed to it hence loiters
aro comfortably written with this
singular ink of Mother Earth. A
gcntlomnn returning from Algeria,
the neighborhood or this chemistry
shop, found it in common use there.
New York Tress.
t'.l.owisr, SO A I III IIH1.KS.
There ate many ingenious and pleas
ing tricks to be p'ayed with soap
bubbles. Take a wire ring and hang
n large foap bubble from it. This
may sound hard but it is easy lo do.
He careful to remove with your linger
the drop of water which will hang at
the bottom of the bubble and which
will weaken it. l'ut your blowing
tubo through the bladder gently and
blow a small bubh'e. It will fall to
tho bottom of the other and stay there
without breaking it. You must be
careful lo blow the smaller bubhlo
lighter than the larger. In order to do
this shake out the water from your
tubo beforo blowing Ihe smaller bubble.
Here are some hints for getting a good
mixtnro from which to blow bubbles:
Dissolve about an ouuco of t'10 strong
est washing soap in a pint of distilled
water, or, in the absence of that, rain
water. Cork it well and keep in a
cool place. At the end of eight days
it will be in good condition for use.
Only pour out as much at one timo as
you need for your experiments, ll
may thus bo nmde to l:mt for a
very long time. New York Advertiser.
K Turtle Which is tho Delight
Soma Interesting Facts About
This Toothsome Terrapin.
Tlie diamond-backs arc one of ihc
smallest of the forty-two species of
turtle and tortoises found in tl.o
I'liited Stales, and Ihey vary greatly
in external uppcarance. The diamond
shaped scalo on their backs, whence
comes their name, is common alike to
the Mississippi mid the Massachusetts
terrapins, but there is a vast ditl'jr
ence in their edible qualities and in
their value. The Northern tliauiond
back during the winter season bur
rows in the shore mud a foot or more
and hibernates. Shut out from tho
world iluis it beconios fat, heavy, ten
der and juicy. When iho tide goes
down women, children and the ancient
fishermen, who can no longer buffet
Iho seas for fish as in younger days,
walk along the shore and probe down
in Iho black, oozy mud with sticks for
the sleeping diamond-buck.
l!y tho peculiar liorscshoc-shnped
depression on the surface they cun
generally tell where a terrapin can be
found, and if it is a tive-potiml count
it well repays a day's labor looking
for it. The search for diamond-bucks
along the shores of New Jersey and
Long Island is prosecuted with great
energy just beforo tho holidays
Thanksgiving and New Year's
when particularly good prices reward
Iho successful soarchers in the mud.
Down in tho South, especially along
the Culf Coast, the catching and feed
ing of diamond-back terrapin in pens
or "crawls" is a lively industry. Fish
ermen catch them in their nets and
also nab them when they crawl up in
the salt grass on exploring tours, and
put them in the pons, where they aro
kept till the terrapin season, from
October to June, when they are boxed
i.p and shippod North. Hut these
Southern terrapins do not begin to
rank with tho Northern product. The
season is that the climate docs not
force the Southern diamond-back to
burrow in the mud (o sleep and fatten
during (he season of frost and snow.
Instead, the Southern specimen is
up and about every day of the SGj,
running and scuttling mightily for a
living. Even in tin "crawls," where
they are fed on crabs.oysters and lish,
they aro moving about continually.
Tlie result of so much cxerciso is to
mako them touli nud stringy, scratches
arc plentiful on their sh.d's, and they
have corns on their feet. And this
greatly lessens their market value.
Tho diamond-backs grow at the ralo
of one inch a year. Tlicy are fully
grown al ten years. Their propaga
tion is slow. Like the green turtle
they lay their eggs in the sand, just
above the high-water murk, ami leave
(hum for the sun's wnrimh lo hatch
out a little brood of diamond-backs
that lose no time in scuttling down to
tho water after they hurst iho sholl
t'.iat contiiioi them, lint the diamond
back will lay only a few eggs, where
whero the green turtle will de
posit a thousand or so in a season.
This natural fact hastens Ihe extinc
tion of the species all the more quick
ly. The females attain a larger size
than tho males, mi l ure much more
highly prized than the bulls in mar
ket. Tho average length of the under
part of the shell is seven inches, and
tlie weight of the terrapin ranges
from one-half a pound to live pounds.
Tho fixed standard length for salable
females is six inches. Those rouchmg
this limit are called "counts;" live
and a half inches arc classed as "short
counts;" below that length ihey are
"heifers" and "bulls.'"
Here arc somo prices on terrapin
furnished by Wallace Hlackford, who
Bays they aro 50 per cent, higher than
five years ago: Terrapin of the fust
class, .8 each; counts, a dozen;
short counts, t?24 a do..n; heifers and
bulls, $2 to t?ti a dozen; California
counts, tj-.' a dozen; Carolina short
cuiiits, $15 a dozen ; Mississippi and
Texas counts, .1S; MiisUaippi and
Texas short cjunf, $12. New
Crossing the Tropic of Cancer.
A Brooklyn physician who has re
cently visited the capital of Mexico
took a snap shot on his way south at
Ihc Tropic of Cancer. This imagin
ary line is worked where the railroad
crosses it by a pyramid that was built
in 1891. The idna was suggested by
Ciov, Guiterrez of the S ato of Sin
Lnuis I'otosi, and under his energetic
initiative tho pyramid was soon built.
It is about fifteen feet in height, and
the longitudinal centre of its base is
snpposod to coincide with tho Tropic
of Cancer. O.'i one side of the pyra
mid arc the words "Tropico da Can
cer; Zona Torrida." On the iithcr sido
is an incription to the c licet that the
pyramid was elected in J8'.H under
tho direction of D.m Tomas Milan,
the Superintendent of the Mexican
National iiailroad. In South America
I hero is, near the coast, a serios of
stone pillars extending for somo dis
tances showing the position of the
All passenger trains on the Mexican
Central pau-e a minute at this pyra
mid to enable passengers to look at
iho spot whero they leavo ono geo
graphical zone and pass into another.
As a matter of fact, however, tho
country where the Tropic of Cancer
crosses tho railroad is far more tem
perate in climate than it is in north
ern Mexico and southern Texas. Tho
railroad has been carried up grado
until it has reached the olevutcd pla
teau of central Mexico, where wheat
and other products peculiar to cool,
temperate climates are grown, as well
as many sub-tropical products. All
who seethe Tropic of Cancer pyra
mid, therefore, may derive from it
the interesting information that a
temperate or tropical climate docs
not depend entirely upon disinnco
from tho equator; but is largely in
lluenced by elevation nbovc the sea;
and the great Mexican plateau, on ac
count of its lofty altitude, is a more
temperate region than a large terri
tory north of it, just as tho great pla
teau of southern Africa, extending
far north, canrics a comparatively
temperate climato far toward the
equator. New York Sun.
Jay Gould anil the Farmer.
"I remember once a stop in Butler
County, K i-isas," says a railroad em
ployee of the late Jay Could. "Tho
afternoon was awfully hot. but as thu4
always-present breeze was blowing
over ihe prairie, Mr. Could stepped
out for some air. He stood in tho
shade at one end of tho depot talking
wiih an old farmer. Tho farmer
looked longingly at tho private car
and finally said to Mr. Could:
' -lie yon ridiu' in that oar?'
" 'Ye",' replied Mr. Could.
"Courso you ec Jay Colli, I, (hen?'
" 'Yes, sometimes,'
" 'I s'pose he keeps pur.'y select and
don't mix much. What kind of a
lookin' feller is he?'
'Mr. Could evasively inquired if
his questioner had not seen Jay Could,
as be had been through there several
" 'No, I never seen him," continued
the farmer. But I'd ju-t like to.
D'ye s'pose he'd give a feller a chance
lo spoak to him? Am" I he stucK up?'
"The anxious man was assurod that
Mr. Could often talked with citizens
along his road.
' 'Can't yer fix It for me?' earnestly
inquired the t::au.
"Mr. Could smiled a little at this
but he did not have the disposition to
carry out the jolo and reveal himself.
Our train was ready to leave, and he
excused himself and slopped on the
platform. He shook hands Willi hit
"The station agent knew Mr. Could,
and as soon as the train moved he told
the man to whom he had been talking.
Mr. Could disappeared in the cur with
just a faint smile ou his face. 1
watched the station. 1 never saw a
more dumbfounded man than that
fin mer. He stepped into the centre of
the track, and with both hands in his
pockets, legs spread apart, mouth
open and hut on the back of his head,
ho gsz-id in nmuzement at the depart,
"The station agent afterwards (old
me that for miles around that man's
talk wiih Jay Could was a household
A Child Heroine.
A stork farmer iu West Virginia
has a story to tell of a little girl which
might be related of somo brave hero
ine of a novel, writes Anna Leach.
Only a country child l'J years old, but
she showed a presence of mind and a
valiant heart possessed by very few
men. Walking along a country road
with twoliltlo children, she heard be
hind her ilia running hoofs and pecu
liar voice of the crosse-t bull on the
farm. There was no way of escape.
The fences were of barbed wire, closo
and high. Alono she might have
lorn through, but with two babies!
( juick ns a lla.h her mind had to work
and her motions to follow the thought.
She pushed the children ahead of hor,
then turned to meet the infuriated
animal. Standing like a rock until
its lowered head was within arm's
length, she hacked her lingers in tho
ring in its nose and led the cowed and .
helpless creature home.
It was Yiclor Hugo said of another
French author that he "invented anew
A Utile I.ovc Somr.
The love that beams In my defrest dresrai
Hath none of the world' s mad blisses;
Its wayward wiles, or Its splendid smiles
Vor it comes from a wife's sweet kisseii!
The songs that flow from my lips are not
The songs that I dream or render;
'J'liey are roses sweet from a garden spot -KiBsed
by a wife's lips tender!
And not to me shall their glory be,
Though the world should bow and bearh ;
Of song I sing, 'tis a holy thing
J-'ur she taught my lips lo sing It !
O, storm and -strife of ihe world's mad life,
Win n I fide from your gtooin and blisses,
Let luy heaven above he the Hps I love
.Sweet with a wife's sweet kisses!
-Frank h. Stautotiju Atlanta Constitution.
Cood life-preserver Food.
A file of police is apt to rasp the
feelings of the mob.
No mean man has a right to wish
ho bud never been born. Let other
peoplo do that for him.
"What's that noise upstairs?'' Nel
lie is singing to kill lime till her beau
comes." "Well, time seems to die
hard, doesn't u?''
She What did papa say when you
told him you wished lo marry ino,
dear? He I don't remember what ho
did say, darling, but I know I felt
Do you really care for Harry?"
asked the postmaster of his daughter.
"Yes, papa," replied tho maiden
noftly. "Harry belongs to the first
When the sky Is nil dark and forblddin
And the rnm drops incessantly pour,
The joke of the stolen umbrella
1'oesn't cau.e us to smile any more.
Patron My gas bill is too much for
last month. Clerk I don't seo how
that can be. Fatron l'ossibly not
from your sido of the desk, but look
at it from this sido awhile.
"Could you make it convenient to
lend me $100, Jack?" "I don't know.
If 1 should lend il to you I should be
a man of some distinction." "How
Is that?" "One out of a hundred." .
Tommy Paw, ihc teacher fays that
if a man gets dyspi-psiu it may make
'.dm b ildheadod. Is that, so? Mr.
1'igu I guess so. Tommy Then if
a man t loo much pic would lie bo
"Oh, my Irii-mls, there are some
spectacles that a person never for
gets!'' said a lecturer, after giving a
graphic description of a terrible acci
dent he had witues-ed. "I'd like to
l.noiv where they g'ts'em," remarked
sti oid lady iu the audience who is
always losing her glasses.
The ( harm nfllie VrcKc.
"Can you c.rcss some idea of the
' mysterious charm of Arctic voyaging?
What picture is did, t vivid in jour
mind, doi-lor, when) on think of the
lonely northern rt-giolis? " asked ail
I interviewer of the explorer Nau'on.
"I think of the Ai ctic summer sun,'
j replied the explorer, gnz'ng through
. the window at the poll ing rain. "1
j think of tho Miu-hiiu! nllci'ted from
mountains of snow clad ic shilling
up in litile lakis of clear, lip'ing
water, where hundred.) of seals piny-
' fully splash tin- water into glistening
! sprays of rainbow hues. What is tho
! charm of the Arctic? Health, glorious
( health! Yvur muhc'i's tv.ivh with a
desire for action. You cat like i
horse and sleep twelve or fourteen
hours w itliout a ilrctim. Beforo von
is the vast unknown; all around you
is silence ami solitude. Na! lire's
1 mighty aspect is the charm and fas
cination of the Arctic regions.
"But will not time hang hrnvily
upon you during the long winter
night? The brilliant scenes of summer
w iil have vanished? "
11a! You thii k the Arctic night is
! one long spell of laiknc? In winter
I the scene is almost lis beautiful as in
suinmer. The nights uie i-b-ar, ihe
: moon and sit. is shine bright upon
the sea of soft white snow. Wo shall
; atways be occupied iu liking our
soundings and repairing Iho snip's
year, or in playing chess, di mights or
dominoes. We shall take some miisi-
cal boxes with "is. I have one now in
i Norway. It foiincrly belonged to tho
i 1 I-fated Jeaunetle expediti m. 1 bought
j il from some Es kimos to whom it had
j been given as a present. New York
Witnessing French Executions.
Public executions in Paris prove
very profitable to tho owners of
house. commanding the scene. Win
dows are let out for the occasion, tho
landlord watching for the first sign
of the execution uud then at once
.ending word to the persons who have
,i, ed the room. If r.n ordinary ci iu.-
ina! is executed the chargi is usually
bout ! per p'ace, but should the of
feiidce have committed any rcmaika
hie crime tho price rm up to $;!0.