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riTTSI50RO CHATHAM CO., N. C, FEBRUARY 2.'i, 189:;.
(Slje tfljatljam Brcori
The stars arc myriad si;ns that float
Tai'li one (i luminous golden mote,
Aud each within his little plac!
About the louelinesii of space.
They float and drift awl swarm and iui,
In human Uioii Taint and dim.
Aud still bryond our keenest eyrs
They tlnoug a million other skies
Imagination (all", and thought
JJcforo the threshold balls dlstiaut
While blackly o'er the spirit brood
The terrors of infinitude.
And what's the earth? A satellite
That whirl!" uhoti a cosmic mite,
A Kfaiu of dust Impalpable,
Of which all space ii sifleJ full.
And here's a man upon the cirlli
Who prides himself on wealth or birth ;
Who struts his little, breath elate;
And cries: Heboid me, I am greut '.
;.i'irgc Hortwu, in Chicago Herald.
A Plucky Little Woman,
II V . UAIil.KS
In llic building of tiic Inst great
trunk line of railroad across the con
1 i noil t upward f I'V'uO men were
killed by (lie Indians or met death
through sickness or accident. During
tlio lira t 1 It i co or four years of (rain
service trumps and toughs nud terrors
undo life a burden fn. all train eon
1 uotoi h, and the small stations wore
entirely at their iimey. There wore
plenty of telegraph operators out of a
job wh" coul. I not be in In ed to lake
a iono illation at any salary, and
sometime (be company had to tend
three 1 1 o ii to oui! -ta' ion where there
was little o: nothing tor cue to d.
Lone J i m station was' up in llie
mountains, just at the east end of a
long stretch of snow .sheds. It was
thirteen miles from Bad Creek to t lie
west aud eleven from Big Dock to t!ic
cast. Tin; names of t'ie-,0 elation",
together with docits of other, have
s'ntcj been changed. At the date I
vritc of a iiirn ii:i tin. I Clark had I lie
Big Dock station. 1 had Had (.'reel;
and a new agent and operator had just
taken pn-es-iun of Line I'iue. That
nation hail been vacant for a week.
Ii hid been held by a young mail
named II ted for about tluee months,
but one night hi; was found dead and
robbed the work of the lawless e'e
hiciit fhen ovcrru n i iijj the West.
The first news I got from (lie new
agent came from herself over the wiie
one day, and this is what she said:
Allow me to introduce myself as
Mri. Iladley, the new agent nt Lone
I'iue. I tun jint out from Chicago,
(.banning p!u:3 this, nud I know I
idiall like it. Hope to become better
1 found out later on that she was a j
w idjw about '.''i year old, good look
ing, well educated, mid possessed
plenty of courage nud common sense.
Just why she didn't ilo n most other
t ouug widow do was no one's busi
ness but her own. 1 hiding that she
must earn lier own living, she learned
telegraphy nud camo down the rond in
search of n place. They didn't want
to give her the station at l.one Pine,
tint sho was o persistent that she was
tiiially installed. As nt many other
ttalion9. sho had to gather her own
(Irewood and cook her own provision",
. nd there were many annoyances lobe
Clark and I were both knocked out
to tinil thai a woman had been sent to
l.one riue. Had it bceu a inuii we
should have expected him to lake care
of hiul elf, but as it whs wo couldn't
I. dp but worry. There was hardly a
day dial in: didn't have to drive some
tough out of our houses at tho luuz.le
of ,i shotgun, and both of us had I wh o
been held up and cleaned out by
gang-. Hue station win ereu more
Isolated, and though her sex might be
respected by some, thor.j wero men
abroad a wicked as the old-time
pirate-. In response lo our inquiries
she assured us that she had been pro
vided with the regii'iir on t lit, of
weapons by the company, and that
she should not he-ilalc to shoot if sho
found it necessary.
It was in .May when the little wo
man took possesion. In describing
her 1 did not say that she was little,
but Mich was tho fact. Her weight
was not over lou pound'', and sho
looked more like a girl of 1 than a
woman of IM. I got a elmneo to i nn
up und see her one afternoon in the
mouth, and found her nicely fell led.
Sho had been in ire or less annoyed by
rough-, but thcro had been no occa
sion to let her neive as yet. 1 found
her iloubloil-barrclled shotgun loaded
with buckshot and her navy revolver
ready fur business, and she assured
ii ic tii.it she should not hcaitato to lire
upon any man who menaced her
I went home much iciieved in mind.
Outside of the fraternal feeling so
s'rong oulsidd of tho brothei hood of
the key, ihcro was something in the
.("Mii.lj! of that little woman being
perched up there alone among the
grim hills and wild forests calculated
to keep a man awaV when ho should
havo been sound asleep in hiseo!. Tire
first alarm tame one night early in
July. In tho forenoon of thai day
two very rough-looking men had
come up tho track from the west.
They halted at my station, fuzed tin
up, and then demanded something to
cat. I might have give a'lheiii a bile
had they requested instead of de
manded; but when I saw that they
meant to pick u quarrel nud have an
excuse for assaulting and robbing me,
j 1 brought out the shot-gun ami obliged
them to walk on. As soon ns they
were out of sight I notified the little
woman at Lone Pine to look out for
them. SIid replied that she would,
and up to 10 o'clock at night I heard
from-her every hour, but the tramps
had not put. in nu appearance, it was
1 1. SO o'clock and I was sound asleep
when I heard Lone Pino call nic over
(he wire. I rolled oil my cot aud ran
to the instrument and asked wl at was
"The tramps are here," was the re
ply. They are knocking on the door
and asking for food and shelter.''
'Hut don't let them in. !l down
your shotgun, lay it across the table,
with the imi.'c- pointed til the door,
and if they break in pull both trig
gers:" 'They are cueing me and declar
ing thoy will set the cabin on liie if
i don't open the door,'1 telegraphed
the little woman a moment later.
'If you open the door they will
murder you! You have a sliding
window to the right of your door, it'
I leuimeni' er tight?''.
"Take your revolver, slide the sa-li
back, ami lire upon the follow-."
"But I uny kid one of lliein'"
That's what you want to dc both,
if possible! If you show any fear of
iheni they will baiter the dour in, aud
then (iod help you!''
"L'j awfiti lo shoot"--
Then came a break. 1 knew that
the fellows were making some demon
strations whiehobliged her to act, an I
dining the next sixty -crouds 1 heard
every beat of my heart. Then came
the tremulous mcsage:
"I I've shot one of them, and
what what shall I do about ili1''
Did you lire from the window?''
' Ifon'i do anything except wail and
watch. I f you've hit one the other
will likely make oil'. If he tries to
gel in, however, give him llie same
dose. Do you hear him about ?'
'No; I think bus ucvod oil, but
the ono 1 shot is groaning nud taking
"I.:t him groan. Vou'li havo a
train from the ea-l in So minute-,.
Keep me advised."
1 had two more nie-.age- before the
the train reached tier. O.ie was that
the man had eeaicd to groan and was
probably dead, and lite oilier was that
the other tiaiup had died lo burst
open llie door, but ha I been driven
oil by her tiring one barrel of her
shotgun into it from her side. When
die train rolled in a dead man was
found at the door and a wounded one
lying on the ground ;t few yards
away. There wasn't any inquest on
the dead. The body was carried i few
miles west and dropped into a gulch,
and the wounded man, "lit had a
do.-ju buckV.iot in It's shoulder, wa
turned over lo the li est sherill'. 't he
little woman's adventure made her a
heroine for many weeks, and I was
not mean enough lo let on (hat I had
been obliged ( j brace her up nud
direct operations for a distance of
Kverylhing wcui well at l.one Pine
until the l.ITi of September. Thai
fall there was a tegular army of
tramps headed for the West, nud ln
employes of rvmy pa-cnger ami
freight train hid to bo armed (o the
teeth. In sonic iusiat:cvs the gangs
look posses-ion of freight trains anil
ran them lo suit their own conven
ience. Tho number of trainmen
killed or wounded every week was
something astonishing, (hi the LSiha
gang of twenty tramps seized a
freight train at a water tank twenty
miles cast of Dig K ick and and ran It
to the station. There happened to be
a big construe: ion gang at Dig Ilotl:,
and they turned lo and overpowered
the tramps and scattered them in
every direction. I: began raining at
2 o'clock in the afternoon, and when
night fell it was as dark as pitch. At
8 o'clock a train loaded with bridge
mateiial and accompanied by twelve
mechanics reached my station from
(ho west on its w ay to Dig Dock.
.liW as it came in I got word from
Claik over the wire that a landslide
bail occurred bet ween him and Done
Pine and no (ra'us would be able lo
past it befire next day. This, you
will observe, cut Done Pino off on (he
cas', and ii In Id the bridge train at my
i station. I turned in about 11 o'clock,
I with the rain coming down as it
I everything was to be drowned out,
and it w as ju -t half an hour after mid
j night wh-Mi I was called by tho little
woman at Done Pine.
'Pin sorry lo disturb you," she
said, "but I fear I'm going to have
! "What's wrong ;"
"A number of thoso Irani, s who
wore bounced tit Dig Dock today have
reached here ami taken possession of
two empty l'reiirhl ears on the siding.
The whole crowd is half drunk and
"If they have shelter and some
thing lo di ink (hey won't be upt to
bother you tonight. However, I'il
sit up with you for a while for com
pany's sake. Are your firearms load
ed?'' Yes. The gang appears to have
four or live revolvers, and two bullets
have been tirod through the window.''
"Well, do.i't show any lighl. and
you had belter bunk down on your
cot. The fellows will gel over their
hilarity pretty soon.''
It was live minutes before I heard
from her again. Tho engine of the
freight train was standing almost op
posite (he door, and during the inter
val 1 went out and rou-ed tho sleeping
engineer anil lireinan ami told them
j what was going on at I." ic. Pine. If
, things got desperate with liio little
'woman I piii;iocd to) take half u
I d- 'til of lb'.! mechanics and go up to
! her relief. When she called me again
) she said ;
j 'One of the gang has rou'ed me up
ami demanded whiskey nud .something
to cat. When 1 ordered him away he
j made threats of what they w ould do."
Don't get shaky," I replied. ''It's
piobably a blufl". Cou-lriictioii No.
j i- lying here, and in case you need
I help a lot of us w ill come up on the
engine. We'il have a clear road and
can make it in lifteen minutes." j
1 1 was seven minutes befoie she j
called again. The locomotive had j
been tired up, and (he lircuiiiii had
-one back (o the caboose and routed
out six men who had revolvers, and
thev were reatlv to make a dash with
"Vou icuiemocr the old caboo-e cur j
at t lie end of the side track?" queried )
the little woman at Done Pine.
Well, they have nude a bonlire of i
it, and it's bliziug away even in lhis
rain. There are fourteen of llie fel
lows and the toughest lot I've ever
seen. I think they mean to attack the
house. Hadn't you butler com: up?"
"I don't, want to take the responsi
bility unless it is posidvi ly necessary.
You arc expected to stand theni oil' if
you can. No one will b'ame you if
you wipe out the whole gang. Talk
right up to litem if liiey come to the
Three or four minutes slipped away,
and then she announced that they had
given her live minutes in which to
surrender, ami (bat one of (he empty
freight cars had been tired.
"They can't set tire lo the hottso
with the water falling like this," I re
plied. "You have a stout (dinner nt
(he window, and they cm only alluck
by way of the door, if at all. They
can't shoulder it in with two bars
across it, and if Ihey bring up a bat
tering tain you want to lire unthclfc
through the lower panel?."
What was Mo be the last message
camo about (en minutes later.
"They brought up a beaut,'' tele
graphed 'ho little woman, and I gave
ilicui the buckshot through the lower
panels. I think I hit three or four.
Some of them are now firing into the
house, whilo others a: e bringing up
lirubiiiiid to burn me out.''
Homing don't give up!" I rat
tled oil to her, and thirty seconds later
iho engine was moving away w iih our
crowd. We had a wet track, but a
clear run, and after i!.c lir-t two miles
we simply flew. vVc had some fear
thatihc fellows might have tunica (lie
switch or pushed a frtight car down
on the main track, but no such idea
had occurred lo them. We wen;
through two miles of .snow shedding
like a rocket shooting along a lube,
and whi;ii ivc popped out at the cast,
era end we were aiming the tramps.
The two cirs we:e blazing away, and
a lite had jtt-l been started in a third.
Firebrands were piled up against llie
house at ihtce tli lie rent places, and
three or four fellows with revolvers
were bln.ii'g away nt the door ami
Hcfoic the iiigine had rotne to a
slop we dropped oil ami began shoot
ing to kill, and in live Iniin.les e had
cleaned out the gang. Peihaps you
icineiuber the way that certain news
papers pi died into in about thai
afl iir. calling it a massacre, and howl
in for our arre'l. There were four
Kilic.l and seven wouiuTetT. Hirer
muii were hit when (ho little v.oinau
fired throi'gh tho door. 1 know what
became of the killed, fei I helped to
bury them, but th wounded were
taken Mast that afternoon.
When the little woman opened the
door to us she had her levolver in her
leJT hand, because one of the s ray
bullets had passed through (he palm
of her righ'. She had also been grazed
on the shoulder, and two bullets had
passctl through her clothing. Sho had
tired both barrels of the shotgun ami
eleven bullets from the tcvolver, nud
was doing bravely wh -n wo turned
tho scale. And did she continue nt
Done Pine'.' Oh, no. A tli vision su
perintendent fell in love with her, re
arouscd tl.c tender passion in her
breast, and away she went to settle
dow n on the Pacific slope and became
a nobody that is, sho couldn't be a
heroine any more. New York Sun.
Methods of Vultures.
In the month of December, ns our
parly were ascending the gorge which
leads fo Petra from lie; Wade-el- Ara
bah, ono of our camels suddenly
dropped down dead. I'M- was in the
evening, and we returned to our c:,mp
without succeeding in our objet that
day. Pull CMdy next morning we
started again for Petrn, aud on reach
ing the carcass of the dead camel in
the early dawn we found aboflt a
dozen vultures congregated around it.
some of which had already gorged
themselves: and were iiliuosl unable to
fly. Now, when the came', dropped
down, none of theso birds were in
sight; but here next morning, while
the carcass was quite fresh, they had
swooped down on their pi cy. Thero
could have been no smell of cariioii
from lhis carcass: but it might easily
have been within sight of a bird Roar
ing at an elevation which would have
rendered it invi.-ihlo to a traveler; nt
the same time, an animal of the sic
of a camel lying niotiotile-s on Ihe
ground would have bejn easily visible
to a vulture while out of sight.
In order to account for the assem
bling of a gioupof vultures in so
short a lime as is here indicated,
while i:onc of theso bicds were appar
ently wiiiiin sight, we may suppose
that (he birds spread themselves at
wide in'ervals throughout an exten
sive district and ala high altitude;
each biid soars abo:i', keeping a
steady gaze on tho ground for ihe car
cass of some animal, at tho same tinio
being wi hlu sight of his fellows. As
soon as prey is sighted by one of iho
group lie swoops down toward it, and
this action is a signal to the other
birds that a meal is to be had where
the bird descended, and liiry all flock
down accordingly. "Wheresoever
tho carcass is there will the eagles
(vultures) bo gathered together."
A Yotiuir Machine.
A mechanic of Kochestcr, N. Y.,
named Myers, has perfected an auto
matic electrical voting machine appli
cable lo the Australian method, which,
predicts the Boston Transcript, is,
perhaps, destined to remove tho only
defects of thai otherwi-e admirable
system, it is simply a mechanical
electrically coulrolle I de ice for re
cording votes; all the voter needs is
tho naino of (he candidate whoso elec
tion he desiic, together wilii ihe
ability to read, (he power to dis
tinguish color or (hu sense of touch.
As everybody possesses at bast one of
these three latter requisites, it is safe
lo say thai any matt who knows for
whom ho wishes to vole can do so
without (he possibility of a mistake.
This ballot machine is a sheet steel
booth, live feet square and seven feet
high. One foot of space Is set oil for
tho secret mechanical counters by a
solid steel partition. Tho voter
knows the standard designating color
of his parly ballot; ho has examined
tho nominations published in news
papers and on the chart at the polls.
After qualifying, Ihe voter enters the
ballot machine. If tho voter is illiter
ate he pushes in the nobs having the
same color us his party ballot. II iv
dono so he simply goes out of tho exit
doors. Opening' the outer exit doors
returns the knobs in readiness for (he
icxl voter. When the polis close the
count is ma le aud registered plain
ly in figures. The first (rial of litis
machine was made at Dock) oil, N.
V., and the way in which it super
seded braiui and watchfulness led lo
its almost immediate adoption in
numerous section of this Slate.
"I do not ask you for much," lio
"You ask my hand," she replied.
"Yes, but it is so small, it seems
like akiug nothing."
With n pretty blush, she placed it in
his. f New Yrk Press,
uiri.mtL.v.s con :.i.
TUT WIMis Tltll MI'lt. '
'JliL-hol JleiKho:' cried the flal.cs of -.
As dow n from the sky tlii-y flew :
'Hu a moonlight niht v-Cre !l l1'"1
With the cloud- ab"c so hill".
i "Ilei;;ljo! llei.diol ' cried the lj"i-v bail.
j "I chii outrival you, mow I
j I tan turn jour Hakes into icy cake-,
: If such i my will, you know."
I "lleiliol lleidio.'" i rii-d llic an.'ry vv.ii I.
j "You're too conceited today;"
j .-o he blew a blast as he swiftly pav-p 1,
I And swept them nil awav.
j Annie Campbell llcitrlis. iuN.V.ln
Till: l'l.-!ll.t M AMI till. tluiitri.A' K.
During the troubles in South Ainei
ica last fall, in w hich the I uited Slates
of Colombia was involved, u dirty and
ragged bootblack presented himself
one day at the gate of the President's
palace at Dogola. lie was ordered to
move on. but insisted with such ardor
upon seeing the President that a mes
senger finally told tint dignitary vf
Ihe boy's rrques'.
"I.'.l him e me in." was lie;
older. "What do ymi w ant ?" askeil
the Picsidcu!. as the boolb'ack en
tered. "Your pre eclioii. Mr. I Yc-ideu;.
aii-w'ered the b iy.
"Aud projection for whoin?"
"for myself and companions."
"Hut 1 do not know yon. nor d 1
Know w iio your ctiipanlous are, nov
what protection you seek."
"Mr. President, said the boy, p-v iug
in a bold a !i:u le, ' I am a pnr Icm -blaek,
and my comp;.ni"ti- are of ti.e
::ame calling : wc s:due bouts mi l -'.;
newspapers, a id with what we. cam
WC feed and cloth'! ourselves, and as
far as we can as-i-l our f uuiiics. At
oilier times the saur; thing has oe .-in I
as today, but no one litis dared to
make a complaint, aud if there w a a
newspaper Hint would do it the facts
would be denied by some dlieial : l'U(
today they can't deny what is laUiiu
"And what is taking place? " inter
rupted llie great iiiait.
"We are being taken as i c.:ruit,Mr
President.'' "Putt, my boy, there is no icctuit
ing going on now."
."We arc not recruiting for the
army, Mr. President, but we are tied
and carried to work on ollcc planta
tions. J ; vc ii nt this moment ihi.ty of
my comrades arc leaving D 'g da tiu
i'o." an escort for cither Tol'unu or
The President made inquiries, and
immediately took step-to icinedy the
This story reminds one of the Puls
ion boys who called upon dencr.il
dago during the British occupation in
17ti8. They were in the habit of
building snow forts on the Common,
and ihe British soldiers .-unshed these,
toy fortifications in order lo tease the
boys. This Interview is historic.
We come, sir," eaitl the spokesman
of llie party, "lo demand satisfac
tion." "What I" exclaimed dcncral dtige,
"havo your fathers been leaching ymi
rebellion and sent you lo exhibit it?"
"Xobjdy sen' n.'' replied the i.ul,
indignantly. "Wc have never in.
suited nor injured your soldiers, but
they have trodden down our snow
lulls and broken tho h e iu our si.ut-iiig-poud.
W o complained. They
(-tilled us le.bcls, and told us to help
ourselves if we could. They laughed
at us. Yesterday our works were de
stroyed again, and wc will stand it no
ticncral Cage was so pleased with
the manly boys that ho ordered the
soldiers (o cease molesting Ihem, ad
ding, to an olliccr, "The vciy chil
dren here draw in a love of liberty
with Ihe air they breathe" ' ll.u"
pel's Young People
tn'ograplty in the Moon.
Sirl!bert Bill is repoi ted to have
said, in his lecture on ihe moon, that
Ihe geography of our satellite was
better known even than that of the
earth. There was no single spot on
the union Iho si.c of tin ordiuarv
parish in lvigltind Hi it had not been
fil ly photographed and nb-erved. i
course ihi- ictuark can only relate to
In side of the moon whi-di is alwa -turned
towards u. Neaily one-half
of her surface has never been seen by
mortal eye, an I never will be, unless
tho lunar globj should be lilted by
collision with a comet or some such
erratic body. Otherwise it is a fact
(hit photography has done more for
the earth allcmlaiif. than for the earth
i'self. It is analogous to ihe further
fact that the only thin which man
can predict with certainly arc not
those that happen on the sphere he iu
Italtits, but the movements of worlds
immensely distant. London Tcls-graph.
A FAMOUS ROOM.
Tin. Vit'c-Prcsidrnl's 0lliT
the National Capitol.
Interesting Relics Found in
Ihe Historic Apartment.
In the "eiiale wing of the Capitol ii(
Washington there arc two rooms set
n-ide a- cilices for the President of
the I'niled Mate- mil the ice-Prci-dent
of the I' uited Sla'c. The former
room is by far llie him Isomer of the
two, but it is little Used as an (.lli;e.
The latter, however, thoujli not ns
pretty as the President'-, is a very
beautiful room. It is used daily as 'he
cilice of the ioe-IYesideui w h'.lc the
senate is in session, and i: contains
tune veiy inlcresiiug relic-.
It i- large and square, with st;H'-.,e,l
ceiling and tinted walls, and i- titi
aictl just ul the end of the Senate lob
by. Its furniture ooitsis's of a veiy
beautifiP, reiiflinlevl carpel, live large
hails, including a rocking i.hnir, up.
iiolstcied in dark green leather, two
llat tp, lo-cwood tabic- and an ctli.-i'
de-k. There i- also a large sofa, lire--eiti
n, droii. lights, etc.
The fireplace is of the old style
tvojd being u-cd ns fuel entirely. a-1
between llie Vice-President's -rat tit
the centre table and the fireplace is the
Itirg'- r-rvell and Ihi- serve- to throw
otl'lhe hen', but s.i:l does lot sp ,i; il
ell'eet of tin: buritii g iii.-l.my lo-.
The large bn-s fender around tin: the
'.l-ed 10 protect tl.c cai i '' from the
parks i- a very elegant allair, and it
iiis been lie- en-loin for many rars!o
give to the w iring Vice President
this fi-udir wi:h bs tit eouipttnying
poker, toug-i, el'-.
In the right hand corner as you
eiiier the room i- a miiuII safe upon
which is marked in gilt icilc-: '.c
I'lCsident of the I'niicd --'.itc-.' Tiil--af
i- mod a- a n po-itory for Hie
electoral vote- as they coin from Ihe
dilleient slates just al'tei- election un
til tiny are counted in the House of
Koprcsenlativc. The custom prevail
and probably will always prevail, that
dining the period when the doctoral
votes aro wiihiu (lie safe, two otiicei s
of the t apitol poiic-j force are detailed
10 watch them night and day, and they
aro so vigilant that even Ihe Vice
I'rcsidoiils piiv ite sec; ct try is not ad
mitted lo lite room without one nt 'he
Olliccr accompanying him. The com
bination of the safe is at, that time
known only to the Vie:; President then
holding the position a- President of
The former cii'iaine lo the Vice
President's chamber, iu-t outside of
ihe lobby, litis been for some years
elo-ed, and the liiiic a'cove made
thereby is now u-.cd as a wa-li-rooni.
11 is lit lie place in!. ,ins otte of ihe
tno-t interesting idicj in the loom.
It is a slua'l mil in -. two and one half
feet long bv eighteen inches wide,
ami wtis purchased by lite Senate for
bdin Adams, I la' lir-t ic i-l'i esi.lcu'
of the 1 niled Nates, who w.is on the
ticket with Washington. It has a
very oiditi.it y gill frame and is made
. of poor material, still, it caused
a great conlrovcrsy in lb.) Sjnale at
( the lime ol it-pin chase, some of the
Senators objecting to the price, which
: was se, saying that that amount was
entirely too m i h for the dovcrinnrii1
lo cx;icud for a minor, even lor ihe
, Yice-Prc-ideni. but titter a !cu;;'bv
' and interesting debate, it was decided
to buy it. The mirror lias received
Jveiy can; ;ind is now- almost in per
il'", t condition, having been lor the
f 'ast lifiy years iu the etite of the ven
erable Captain Bassctt. Another :ti li
ce in tho littio wash-room i- a vcrv
beautifully eatved toilet case. This
I cabinet is of ebony and w as made for
tee-Pi c-ide;il Chester A. Aitlnirby
' I'pon the light wa'l. looking- from
the entrance, i-a painting of dcergo
W.i-hingtoii, e Misideivd ihe !-! o'
W.i-liingtou in existence. It wa- ex
ecuted by li'einbraiidt Pealo iu I7:'.'
' Pealo had three silling- of Washing
ton, and at llttit lime ihniiiiiy wa,
) not p.-aei-ed s i .-. lent ili.-a ily us at tlr
prr-etit day, and it is a historical fac'
that at each of tl .-bungs Wtl-liitig-
lou u-cd i a w cotton :;- a siib:init
for itil.-c Ii cih so a- to till ( ni Hie
mouth ami check-. lhis add- gnat
i value lo the poitiai', ;i- it ojves his
I face a detei mined look, which was
very natural iu Wu-hiuglou. - New
York Wot I I.
A lleai 11.11 Kesire.
Youur Wifo (who dotes on bric-a-brac)
What thishouso needs is some
thing reallv antique, don't vou think
Young Hn-band Yes, indeed, my
love. Why don't )'Ju have Yl n?
"Have w dial?''
"Olt'-tashioned pumpkin i-les, vou
know." New York Wcck'y.
Lire anil Dentil.
What is life'
A r t'id of tears:
nilcu.-ith joy; 'whelmed with tcnif;
I'art weal- part woe;
I'arlftcued days, and days aglow -A
dli'ire a sont' ;
A ceaseless light 'twut rhjht and wrong;
Tins is life.
li'-ie is naught, such as ineu call death.
What wc so fenr
I- but the ceasing of the earth-breath;
J he breathing in a purer eliuie,
The balmy air
Of Heaven's eternal suuiriiei-tiiiic.
-.'. Hoffman liatteii, in It m s Horn.
A learned man : a nobody.
An old-timer Your great-grandfather's
"What do you do in school, Polly?"
nsked Polly's ami!. "Wish 1 was at
home," said Polly.
"Hob!" sneered Marly, "of cotir-e
horses can run faster than boys.
They've got twice ns many legs,"
The business man who trusts out
everything he sells will eventually be
driven to the necessity of resting on
his ownci s.
A u it u addressed a passionate love
.'filer to a lady, adding post-crip! :
Please send a speedy answer ; (some
body else iu my eye."
i oung l'ic:ty w iide I i.'ctor, 1 ant
-'itl'eiiiig from ii-.-oinnia. I u-i yo:t
sugge-t a remedy? Dr. Squills ei
taiiily. Don't slay up all night."
"Maigan I" was the '-my In r t.nine
Appeared in her youthful copy-hooks
m at :
In society's columns we sec the same
1 .ill li.'iin quite Mly as ".M .rj.'iierite"
deotge I am so nervous thai I
don't believe I could get married un
less J had somebody to s'aml by inc.
1 1 1 1 tense Well, t.eorge, I wi.l .Hand
Young Tutier - l you iiiiud ur
ea. ling on your daughter, Mr. Stim-s-on,
iu a business suit? Mrs-. Slim
son - .No, Mr. TuUer, not if you really
Marie -Charlie Oj'urie i- an easy
going fellow, don't you Ihiiik? Chiite
Well, no. lie comes to .-ee mo
about one evening a w eek and I have
found him quite dilleient. He'- a
The Klitot- lake that chair, Miss
Dostin. Miss Boutin i tvi'ii a roil of
liiaiiu-cript ) --Thank you. I will not take
the chair, but 1 will bo glad to occupy
it when 1 real you my poem on
It is discouraging to n newly-married
man lo sear his conscience prais
ing his blushing lilllo wife's Ihst
ake and then havo her tell him that
she got it at the baker's w hen sl.o
wcnl down town.
Iteiueiubei iinr Hie Teachers.
I The school children of i -rass Valley,
I California, have a custom that is far
more commendable than any one that
ptevuiis iu this city of making prc
' seats to leacheis. Iiinicad they bring
to school a -lick uf Wood or a pacl
i bag ol potatoes. These are tuio'ii
'. charge of ly the Ladies' Belief .so
ciety and distributed among the poor.
T'hi- year the people of the town
' joined with the school ehtllicii audit
large precession, headed by a band of
; music, was fmimd. Men leaiiug
sticks cf liner, bidets of wood n some
thing of use were in line, as were abo
i (he delivery wagons of the ufi -'hunts,
: which were filled with al soils of
articles, including provUion-, boot'.
! shoes, clothing, blanket-, etc. There
were also ten wagon, in the pmees
i sioii loaded with cord wood. All of
, the M iieies were taken charge of by
' the oi gaiii. tliou above mentioned,
' and it is a pretty safe a-suiuplion that
! no one in Crass Valley will feel llie
' hi e of esireine want for - into time to
otue - ,'San l'lancisco iii.iiiie'e
Which Way Hie Moon Was Coinc.
There is a liille boy iu litis town, a
1 live-yetu -old, that they call .lohiiny.
Johnny hail been told (hat iho moon
' goes around the carih, and the oilier
night ho wa mil making astronomical
ob-e i vat ion s. Pretty soon ihe lil'lo
I fellow camo rutin ing in and -aid:
Oh, malum. i. I saw ihe moon going,
! round the world."
"I ml you, dear? "'
I "Yes. I taw il run up past t wo
"And w hich way was it going? "
' It was going down Thirteenth
street. Kansas Cily .lournal.
Not a Preak.
Little Lutie Was you ever in a
museum, Miss Twce.ei ?
diss Tweezer No, dearie; why?
Litile Lutie Well, ma said you was
iwfu' two-faced.- Chicago Inter-Uecan.