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1MTTSIK)1U) CHATHAM CO.. N. C., MARCH. L ITO.
Evcrm -v o arciliiltiii'i'iit mththc cease
Awl w .Ireum i'f (i hound I.) the ocean a
tiotno mi tho other side,
That somen here tin rt" is a li ill .id sweet
with tin- helling ha'ill,
Ami the -torm amy rage, hut Ihr rainbow is
arched in t tu- skies i'f culm.
Win, loth the river weary, through forests no
ttl :i i hath triiil.
Wlicre the daikucs is .-tint from the shiniiif-
of III. Iiinii in thr w iii'lows of I. ml ;
Hnt out from the gloom it tla-Iirs in the
light of tlir .l:i to b
And iiihi-lrs in lonely waters with tin'
motlu'i' tiili s of tho sea.
N'c :ir not hopeless, homeless -wherever
our foi t may re. im.
V r nxr (-..ini; like little children to the gates
of ii lather'!1 lioin'r;
An.) Hkii,1i dirk tic the way and dreary,
ln n life with its storms Is past
i- Mull rnii r in at the portals and re-l in
tlir light at l ist !
; Trunk I.. Stanton, in Atlanta I'oiislitu
tloii. "Lovo Me, Love My Dog."
'I III' llll'il! boW-WOW took till iiu-
inou-o iulo:e-t tn tin- at tii-l nielli, Ho
was Mtrli a poor nil I ft iondloss
m future, and it was mh'!i a e ld ami
blustt Tin- night that 1 hail not tho
heart to shul ihe tlnor in hi face, us
ho blood wagging his tail in the stream
ol' light front tin- opoti hull ami look
ing upon mo appealing!)-, with big.
in tin. cut brow n eye-, I'ioiii utnlor n
silky fringe of hair tint appeared to
bint ol Skyo- dr-cent. though rather
mmo than less remote.
Yes, In1 is certainly mongrel, this
Artful K'dger of initio ; pcihaps if In'
had broil of good honest .skye strain
tins tali) coiiid never have boon told of
However, in he came Willi me that
nigltl and out l,, went widi tno the
next ov.niiig, foi iho lii nl of our mys
terious walks alnoid.
It was only round a couple of cor
nets on an errand to tho green gro
eer's about the motion's list which
bud mo ( properly been ma le up; bin
u In n I pnlli d my glove oil' at Iho
h.Hili! door I i gr.ip; lo the beiter with
the dill'n ill. i. s of the l.ileli Kev, I felt
n eo!d tto-e llirit-t into my litimt liny,
more i ban a cold no.-c--an apple,
which, so led an I glossy as it was, I
vrus quite sure my proviilent friend
liiid selected from the very basket of
iipples 1 bad just ordered lioino from
tinder the fjireii f;fi r'. Minuter.
That w.i'i exiitsable niouyli, per
baps. I'.at what followed day by day
evhau-tid all my stoek of apoloyiet.
for my poor klepiomaniae.
1 of day by day theto win some
lliinj,' of my net-hbors' i-oods laid til
my door, due tnoinin.u it would be
" pi into beefsteak Iresli from the
blilelict's stall ; auot her it would be a
dainty handkei ehlef tin list into my
baud as we walked together along
I'hcHuut Hfeet. I toon learncil to
eM'hew the hoppiny iii!tr;er, liow
ever, w hen wntwo iveni out together.
Hut my An I ul Kidder was too mtieh
for inc. ( iii. Miiowy day all Iho
neihb us' doorm us were piled up in
our VeftibiiW'.uiid my poor little fellow
i rept out from aiuonj; ibein, wayiiii;
his (ail wih a ilrli-liiod iMiielou
iiess of met it, as I mame up the
onto Fain had trained him; there
Mai not a doubt of that. Ii u:h ihe
pail of a f'lu istiaii iuoralit to rcelaint
hint, not to Illinium adrift in bis
evil ways, 1 argued. I seemed, bow
ever, lo be the only ('hri-iian in tho
liotic; or indent, in liio whole block,
i fancy they would have li ft my poor
little feilow to ; to bad aliojreiber. in
another neighborhood remote from
theirs. Ihr. then bo never looked up
at t lie in , with bis bi', iniiocut brown
cjes bi iiiiiiiin with love and It list, as
ho did at me.
" 'l.ove me, lovo my do,' " I said
lo Illicit one evening, as I stood willi
hint in Ihe vestibule, and the Artful
lioilijer whined so piteous!)- on the
odiei side of Ihe closed door that 1
was obliged to lei bint out lo walk
with us. Then I could feel myself
blush Kli'ioiisly, for though t 'ousiu
llitj;ll and I wero well, it is hard to
ay what we were; but this unlucky
speech of mine was certainly tho liri
word of lovo tbat had parsed between
1 was j;lad to o down on tuv knee
to tho little lellow leaping about im:
to escape thi" cws of the big fel
low (taiidiii1,' ovn in.-, for 1 fell
tire (hero was a laitjb in I hem.
"When your do i- as lioui M as you
tf, Kitty,"' said llu-b, m iy per
bspn be'in lo love Iti lit as"
"As I do? ' I aii-uorcd, my do i
md 1 spriu jiui; down the steps to
gether (,' tyly. '-1 wouldn't advise i
you to; evil communications corrupt '
good manner-, to ipiote still another
provnb; mid my Artful l.dy;ei- may
leuch mo as lunch a- 1 have failed in
Ii-hi hinir him, poor boy!"
A h.u i u t', i a weli I urn I d.iug
you lulli to a poor quarter ef the
eily," said ltuh. And indeed I fell
thai the do inijz lit help to cheer the
liltle crippled lad ho ih- taking mo
It was not the Irst limo Pr. llu;;li
had eirried me It lo see roiiio paiieut
of his. J'ili.ahelh lull a malicious
way of hintiujr that ho had
mo on probation as a model
doctor's wife. I'ut Cousin lluh and
I had been comrades ever since I e utld
remember; and when I was out of
riiti-h of Kli.'.abeih's sharp tongue theie
was seldom nnyihin to leiniud tr.e
thai we had not been boys together,
instead of yirl and boy,
Tho one step I tout tho subliino to
lite ridiculous is a short otic in my
neighborhood, and we had taken it in
a (urn round tho corner from the
stately terraced slreel wliero was my
home. Tho absurd little bsi in
which tho people here wero housod
tui;hl ho an iuiprovmciit on the great
tenements of other fit !, but to take
l liom seriously as homes was rather
d flictilt. "Thai tU'e yonder i- n mere
geranium pot," said 1, nodding with
a gesture towards a tin. red bow.
window tilled with those ;;real red
and fjrccii piatils.
U course, there wa "dressmakiii''
on the in. nlest pl.ii ard on the door:
and equally, of i oui se, there was the
dressmaker's Miia'l, pain face at the
window, whero the fl nid round
buuchi's of blossoms seemed to have
drained all life and color from her.
"It is a ease of U tppaceini' daugh
ter reversed." I said. '-Instead of
jiving her their bloom tho flowers
hax o taken all lid s to them-elves. I
never see a big coarse liede-row like
that one without knowing that there
a fadiui? lilv of a woman behind it
-l reliing and stitching her heart out.
Cannot you make an ev ti-e, I'r.
Il'ih'i' Mi-take, the hoti-e, or some
thiuu, and Id us knock and set! if our
faded lily won't come out '
Hut just then the door opened ; Iho
drcssinaskcr was letting out u custom
er. Wliii or what that was I never
heeded, lor from where we stood over
the way my dog had da-hed across, up
the lew htcps, and was fawning on
the. liltle woman in i: tran-'oit of
M.e did nut sloop to meet those ea,;
er care-se-; tho-o fcharp little canii. e
ei ics of delighted recognition had no
lesponse. "illy, as wo i aniu up, she
made a hurried, groping movement
for the handle of Ihe door us if she
would have slut! it in our facis. 1Iui;1i
was too quick for her. lie stepped in
acro-s the threshold, where she stood
leaning palo and quivering against the
"We owo it lo ourselves," lie said,
"to mako sonio explanation. Of course
the dog Is yours.''
She made a Inisty motion ol dis
claimer; bill Hugh went on :
Of course the dog in yours; we
have had him so long in our keeping
because he was louiid one nighl la-t
w inter, and this lady kindly let him
come indoors with her out of the bit
ter weather. Hut we have no idea of
keeping Iho little fellow from you
unless, indeed, you would euro to part
w ith him"- -
This last tentatively, for it h i 1 not
i -raped Hugh any more limn it had
me, that as between dog and mistress
the aU'eclton was eeriiiiuly all on one
side. Tho little woman girl she .-as
railiei hud retreated, sinking down
on the Meep hox-siairs that almost
Itlleil up the tiny entry. The dog did
not feel himself repulsed, as we did:
but fell, dog-fashion, lo kissing the
worn hands with which she covered
her face. It was in thai same iusluut
that we heart! a child' cry. Shu let
her hands fall together, the wedding
ling flashing out on tho worn linger,
and linn for the I'n-t time noticing
me with a swif. sign she led the way
into the back room.
The baby was just waking in bis
cradle. She turned her white face
round on us in the doorway, as she
diopped down on her kmos be-ide
him. The dog went uniHiug about
Ihe cradle, round and round, as if he
could not understand, then stood
irn-solule, his brow n eyes Hashing iu
quiiy from the woman lo me.
'Tor the child's sake,'" she sank
I or the. child's sake'
She caught her breath in a fright
ened, gasping way that brought ihe
doctor in, Hugh lo the fore.
Mea ly," b" said gently. "We
urn not burn to burl you, but to see
w hal can be dune for you."
She pointed lo I bo dog. "Only
lake Hash away. Leave Us two
At ihe sound of bis name the dog
glanced round at her, but at lei
Vehement lepollenl ges( iri) ho crept
nearer to me, hit tail between his
l'oor I'a-h! Mv ujor. uoor. Ait. i
fill I i.lgor!" I whi.-pered, stooping to
pat him. Hal Hugh was looking at
the woman atlemively. "Iheg j our
panlon, but I think 1 have seen j on
brl'oie," he said.
She tlnew up her bauds with a
sharp cry. "I knew it! 1 knew thai
dog would ruin me!''
" Then you tried to lose him, to gel
rid of him; "
She made Hugh no answer, only
poked at hi ui half fearfully, half de
fiantly. "Come, Kitty," he said to me,
"since the dog's owner is willing l'
part with him we will lake him lioiini
with us." He laid a couple of bidi
on the sew ing-iiiacliiuo as ho spoke,
disTogai ding her gesture of refn-a'.
"I : In rwise w i shall uol feel lint i
l"ve right to keep the dog," lie said.
"And we wiil keep hint; l.c shall
never annoy you again, believe mo.'1
He bowed to her respectfully as w
three went out, closing the door bis
hind us, for sin: never moved frou
her knees beside Iho cradle.
(H'cmt-so I asked Hugh what tl all
meant the moment we were out of
cat'shol, and I am afraid I was not in
a very amiable maud dm iug the waik
home, because he would not aii-wer.
The next day, however, he lo!d tne;
for Ihe next day he went back to the
llowei-pn! of a hoit-e, and found the
little dressmaker had !o-l het -ci to
"And I hoping you would be here
luukiiig your gown", Kitty, '' he -aid
ruefully. "That was the i-msou I
thought 1 had belter not tell you her
story until yon had goiieu inlet isleil
in the poor, young thing. Hut shi
has vaui-hed without a clew; and
I i.i you iviiicmbor cousin ( 'alliat lue's
w riiiiig to mo here to look out for hei
mmse .as, .-,,,:,, ..,,c , o.i
ail out of I wwn?"
"I lenietiiber liiamui i's being woi-
ricd at hearing of so many burglaries
it. (own of empty houses."
"IVei inlv. There was a gang, tl
was believed. At any rale, one ol 'the
burglars was traced to his homo by
means of his dog. Ho was not taken
without obstinate rosislanco; ho got
bad wound, and I win called m m
Iho nearest doctor (o slop iho llow of
blood before he could be ii uiov.l.
lie bad a pretty little b.m-e; a pretty !
Utile wile of his own, who. with a ,
baby of a few weeks in her arm.-,
shrank stricken with sh line mid hoi
lor in the furthest corner of the room
It scents sim never had so much a-
dreamed of her husband's 'business, j
widen took him so often away from
her al nigh'. She appeared lo slninl,
away from him as if he was an nb-o. I
Into stranger lo her, as if he could uol
be the man she had known. What she
might have done furl her I don't know
for the fellow died of his wound.
"I. lore the bandage oil' on the (it -I
opportunity I'd just bled his life!
away. IVople were interested in ihe ,
poor young woman, and he would (
not have lacked kindness, but then, an '
now. she disappeared. There wa- a
runt, ir that she was a shoplifter, so
many incongruous things were found
stored away in the liltle house. Hut
I bclievo myself the Artful Dodger'
was responsible. He inii-t have been
trained unbeknown lo her bv lb.it i
l-'agut of a hit-baud of hers. Now,
what are we to do about your kleplo- .
I put my hand under the Artful
Oodger'si chin, and turned up his face, '
wiih its brown, innocent eyes. !
"I. ive me, love my dog," I -aid i
Thi- lime I l'd a right lo say it. ;
The right had been mi no since yester. ,
day. f Philadelphia Times.
The Original Hreakfasl ( luh.
The original 1! e.ikfast Club of this
city was formed mo e than ion jetr
ago and when there were only thirteen
slates in the l ain I. It was eouipo-ed
of thirloe i III 'in'ie -s, each I epre-icn;
iug a particular slate. " inoic than
thirteen ever belonged to il at any one
lime, and them is still a pretense of
keeping up the o d ... gnnia' im. al ihe ,
p!ai - of its bii.h. in tin- old-fashioned j
hostelry of Miller t-. Il e third genera, j
tVu, nt lie comer of Mad,,..,, and :
Moniii' stin-is, when" the cinb and
its gue Ii bit ill Hie i i.iiini.ii w o i,!i ii !
arm i ha:.i -. with towels spread o n
their l ip-, watching the coining of
te.d.s and chop- in the ino.t prim live '
vie mi ti big gr.iluoii thrust ui i i the ;
ihe live coals
1 III- Olll-f.lsl
ipuu i- eal iron -to e.
The steaks ami clucis air
do , il as line a- t c bet ' e, '
admit, ci.t in small t ip-,
lue':i- I butter, w hu Ii al-.
art w ill
'.lk" I ill
-ssi i ate-
I he I lasted biei,li":i Wnicll 'hcv arc
-eicl to the i-xpeclaiit and b'.nii'ry
thi-. ng, wboinu-l eat these delielc.'.in
m i -i' w it o..l knifi. or fork "it
llll WHI N'S i MV.
mm f ml- -.
Ilil-lnil y! the eie.l of tin
I'lupi into il.ii k. ami 'he ...,-. . ,
Hil l sonj's are silent , :iu I f.i..t,ti-.s hit lew,
Nicht falls so soltly fm ins a " I to' yon.
Ilu-hal I tin lilv I ml !
Stmt ii tin ir se -rcli hi h.i
I'liwii in the iiii'inl'iw tho :'.-'
Mlvnl tot;( tlier. sni i'l hi .'nl ai l i
Iluslaby! tho hivok a- :ip.i
tVhispei-iug ft story that inih. ilj i,n.cs
Out of ttio inooiilljjlit the an-. !s t fall
Ht'uutiful ilretimleia for htto ..er. u'.l -Here
U , Aink.
liri I Hut t s l n- Alt".
Would yee ha -"pini'ed t tn'l
: were dolls' hemes '.'' m-mis ago'
1 There were, indeed, and much fitilhor
bark than that even. Very elaborate
ones they were, too, ninl woudeiful v
f itruished. In tin: sevenleent i ie i.
(ttry N iiii'iulieig and An;;ster ,b'
you know w In : these i itie- are .
; were famous foi the proline: ion ,,f
e,.sly toy houses, which contained oil
' the dillereiit llaois minialiire imita
; tioiw of all the rooms in a dwelling,
' from t lie ba-rmen; lo the roof, inelud
!' iug cellar. !St, l.ouis Star-aj ingn.
l III I i N I ' I llf l.ui'M.V; i.i -
M.tny years ago at a nilaiu f.iriu-hoii-c
the hoii-eliolit cil win ob-ctve.l
to culer a brlrenni in cour-e of
spring i -Vaning. The looi.in,: gl.'-s
being on the tle n . ill" cat on i ii'crli'g
v:i- confrouicl w nh nsow n n ib lion
and nalttrailv lou.iuded that h" s.nv
j brfote him auoiie i cat. A liciicgn i
was Iho re.-tilt, followcil bv a iii.-!i at
the mirror, and tin n tneeling an eb
i flticlo to hi-t veiieeauce, a fruitlc-s
,.ul ..y,,,,,! lo the icar. This was mure
, 0lco ,.,.,,,.,,6,1 wUU, of cour-e,
Cfllii, ,iK,,. of M1(.C(,s ,1111,,v ,,, ,,
t. , v ,,,
ihe looking ghtss, keeping its eye on
; (he image, ami then, when neat
j enough to the edge to feel caiefuily
,,;v behind for the sttnpo-i d
i intruder, while with its head twisud
al.lmiii t,, t1(. f,onl. it ti.-suied itself
(hat Ihe other h id not escaped. Tim
, result fully satisfied tliul he had been
1 tl0LcIvoil. jitnl noxor after would he
condescend to notice n cut in a li-ok
ing plass. New Yoik Advertiser.
"Hero is your pin- iuone , Maud,
said Pudc Hugh, as lie handed his
niece u bright silver dollar.
"Thank you, uncle; I was just wish
ing for some spare ihan;e," ami
Maud's eyes fairly be.uund us she
look the oil -red liionov.
'I'nelo Hugh, w hen oil give me
money to spend just a- I plea-e, w by
do you always call it 'piu-moueyi1'
"Well my dear, I will ted o,i the
origin of the term 'piti-iu y.' I'ins
were iulrediiciil into I ujl.ind by
Cathciiuc, Ihe. tir-t win- 'I ll-niv
lll. They were uol, however, the
well-known siutdl-i oiutcl iii-truiie uis
such as wo me, but were made of
gold, silver, ivory and br.t-s, many of
them weighing us much as six or
eight ounce". Sii' h pins as those
were worn in tho hair and med on
dillercnl parts of Ihe clothing to fasten
folds or drapery, Mini were quite
ornamental. Thin, you sec, tho lies1
pins wero much more u-eful to ladies
than gentlemen. The Spani-h inanii
fai tin (rs were permitted to sell their
pins only during tho Cin i.-ima- hod
ilays, and in that way gentlemen be
gan to give the ladies of their ieic.
live families money at Chi i-lma-.iiine
with which In buy pin-. At lir-t they
i were very expen-ive, costing as much
us we now luive to pay for u valuable
piece of jewelry. However, after
pins bad become common and cheap.
gentlemen continued the practice of
giving their wivc, daughters and si-,
ters money lo bin pin; in that way
Ihe term pin-mo: ' originated, ami
and il is now applied lo an alio wane
Hindu to a lady to buy hut small ai ii.
,.,,, m,iv I1C(., or aesirc."
.., , ,. m. al)ou( i(
. fc!lj(, M)ll; , f),(i
ycry .,, LiA1.pel.v imug IVo.
Lbunl Mill I lilicl.
Lizard skin ha for the pus! tw
sen tons or so been a very popular
material for card cases, purses, iioek-
el-books and nub nrliele-, and ft largo
busiiie-4 litis s.irune (,i in meeting the
demand fort he taw materia'. Over
fiiiO.OOit haid skins weie imported
from Iho .Mexican tale of Tabasco
hIoho lull 'ir, and the local goverti
n.ent's estimate puis tho number of
liards killed in ihul slate dining the
same year al full .r, 000, 000. Many of
the skins went to Europe, and large
qutun.i.ci ate marketed in Mexico
I KID GLOYIiS.
iTliolirc.it Majority of Tlirm arc
I Mdtlc From Liiiilv-kiu.
i Pkk;033 of Mantif,.u;Un o I'ront
i llido to Ftnishoil Artirlo.
'I he liiaiitigi r of a fashionable glove
1 l."P up low ii fell to talking l be other
day about the making "I kid gloves,
(lily tl small pi I ecu tiige el the
gb-ves told us kid arc sin h," he said.
".'Ii lions of kid gloves aie ileinaiub d
j while cinparal , ety only a few goals
aie raised in Iho world, and of these a
huge number mint Ir. kept until full
grown for bleeding purpose-.
"A Mib-litule for the genuine kid is
found iii I uibskiu, u hieh iiialo's tin
excellent grade of glow-, and is ea-ily
sold for kid. tic inline kid gloves can,
of cour-e. I- obtaitie I at a high priee.
but th u -a ml- nl persons w ho think
t hey are wearing I. id have only th'
skin ol a I. null."
i "Whoio tue the lies! goes mad, ?"
"Will the I'li'inli excel all other
nations in Ihe luanuf u liire of glove-.
I They are remarkable for elii-ticily,
j and give when prr-sirre i- put upon
' 1 1 it-1 it by the hand, and retain their
j sbap.i for a long time. Hut an excel
lent grade of gh ve is made in Ameri
ca. The domestic glove sells well,
j and. ompares favorably with Ihe im
; potted good-. tu till the tranches nl'
: ! he glove-making industry a hi,:h de
gree of skill i- requiied, .in-1 the
woikineu gcncia'iy ie in their trade
in I in ope.
"Tin- laiuh-kitl- ,u e sell i ted w ilh
great cue, and pui into '..itge tanks
al the factory. Tho-e Unk- ii,- p.ully
tided wilh the yolk- of eggs and other
soil, -t'cky substance-. I hen the
skins are stibjecicd lo a llioroitgii
' poutiding wi'h a lieax y slick that is
padded to ii, litre them. In
some fail-- u with bare feet
; tictid on litem, their objei t being to
I 'nouii-h1 the skin and make it strung
; and heallhv.' I he skins tiro kept in
( these tanks for a long or short period.
according lo the judgment of the
' superintendent. If allowed to re.
main loo long they become loo welt
until t-hed and decay.
" After lb,- work of nouri-hing is
over then conn - the w ork of i leaning.
I lie .-..ins tue Worked in tubs of fre-b
water and washed ihorougVy until a I
trace-, of the melcss suli-taiicc is re
moved from the sin face. They now
become soft and in color are a dull
; white. Then they are laid on a
smooth stone slab, with the rough side
dow n, and pressed and stretched until
every wrinkle bin been smoothed out.
i "The skim being cut remain in this
stielched s ate and are then dyed,
t The dye is laid on with a brush, and
. the shade is alway- duiker than the
. one dcsiieil, for the dripping and
' after treatment lighten it al least one
ipiarler. I he greatest caie is taken
to pren'nt siots of ilye Itoiii getting
nil the in-ide of the sk.ii-, as ihi
would pi, , do, -c a damaging liclcel in :.
iiigh-pi iced g! ovc.
"After the skins have been allowed
to drip for seveial hours they aie
. (liken lo the dning room, the air of
which is kept til a nigh tcmpcriiliii v,
. u-ually by steam heal. It doe- not
, take long lor tho skins in dry out
hard, si ill ami rough. Helore they
can be used, however, they aie made
j soft and pliable again by lying for
several day- in damp sawdust. Then
they tun placed on a machine woike.i
by a screw, and by a h'tig and gentle
pressure stretched io the ntiuo.i. Il
there are any holes, tough -pot-.
-racks in 'ho skin it is throw n awav,
or should b . Hut not ail the glove,
makers are hone-', and the b'eniishes
are often covered up. This a. counts
for the sudden giving on: of many
1 "The delie ue part of glove making
Is ihe cutting, as ihe lea-l v .riation in
: the lines will destroy the snnne:ry of
the glove and make it- lit impel feet.
I'atlcriis are used for eacu -j.-, Inn
Vin with lhe-e mistake- aie oft,n
made. In lir-!-, las- lactone-, whcie
the -kin is not properly int. ii i
dirow ii away or i ul up into gus-et-.
I very skin i -ludicd by Ihe culler so
,n to make the greatest uiimhei of
h'Vc- Ii" in II with 'be least was,-,
, .tad It i- so guided that the lnigc-1
Hfs ate til -I maiked mil ami Ihe rest
is Used for chihlicn's glove.
: Modem 1 1. 0 tl t ii ill lias enabled Ihe
cutler, when bio. kinc- out the glove,
j to make small holes ill the skin for
siiicbes. This insmes perfect regu
larity and uniformity of stitching,
1 which are of great importance. If Ihe
stitch i-. too tight an uneven pressure
n im! on Ihe skin, which iuni.es it
break easily, and if (oo loose it leaves
a bag in the glove. Linen and silk
tlucad are used, and the stitching- is
done ' v wo'.-en, who me fiiirlv well
paid. When the gloves are fini-hed
t lit v are thoroughly iii-pi-clod and. if
accepted, ate lied up in bundles ready
for th,- iii.-ii kei. - - ; New York Times.
I.ithnr Strikes in ( hin.i.
Thci e is mi impression in Am-'i iea
ibtt! !! il.es are liiikiiowu in China.
My i-xperieiie i- quite io the coittriiiy.
I In' ( iiiue.se h:i e invented Ihe m.'iii-m-i's
i.'iiipi--, gunpowder, and
sinkcs, but the only one of the thi. e
w l,;,-ii ih'-y liav- ,lcve!oped firly is
the nr; ol sinking. Whenever they
wtint iinyihin- they a-k for it by an
nouncing tl strike, 1 dot im' apptc
ciale til lirst Ihe iiuporlauee of t licit
fean day, and when the lir-t one came
roirid they not oiry -'ril' k. bit'.
of them e.mie up and utohhed my
hoil-e. No violeii, e w a- utleliipled,
liul the inlei -iiaiige of view- w a- like
tin-chattering of I", iiionic y. I
yielded. I he miners would sliike .1
they did uoi like their shjfi !.--.
strike if tle y hid u h id dinner in the
,iini;auy kitchen, strike foi any rea
son. (line when mine, mid, ami I'lHiiac
weie in fall bla-i, the iiilueis all
si i nek for some insignificant cause.
I ireil of ex pos'iitai ion, 1 sent for the
bead men and told I hem grave y that
I had no obic-iiou to the strike if the
men wished it. but the mill ami fur.
naec could not -tup They had to go
right on ami il was very co-t:v lo
keep (hem at woik without ore. I
said that I did not think il u i-right to
make Iti" company pay ilia loss and
that I should tine the woikineu tin cf
days' pay for i-vcrv day they weie oil
duty. The niiiiers came lo know if
what the head man told them was
line. They went to work Ihe next
day, and striking was fiec tu that
mine tYcr after, bt.t each man paid
for lii-; own fun. In ihe end, how
ever, they devised a more poioni mode
of war fine. They went into t he mine
wi.h delightful regularity. They put
in their time, but did not put out their
oi e. and our product fell oil 75 per
cent, j -.i,giiieei'iiig Magalne.
lie Whs llissiilisfleit.
C'liildjou give me soinet hiug lo
cat, ma ami'' a-ked a tramp at a house
on I.afiiyelle avenue.
".No," answered ibc wnuatl at the
do, ii j "we've noiliiiig fur tramps.
" Thank yon. ma'am. " and be turned
meekly ii way, drawing the skirt of tl
wrclilicd coat about him !o keep out
thi- cold, blinding Sturm.
'1 nrghl give you some old choiu-s
it you wail until I can pick them
out,'" said die woman, moved by Ihe
appearance of the foi lorn figure.
lie ivuiled ouiside, wilh the ther
mometer near zero, waited a long
lime and whistled "Annie I., uric" for
Then the woman of the lum-e re
turned, opened the door a i i in k and
handed him out a linen d,i-ter and a
"Thank ynii, iiia'iiin, " aid the
I ramp, gitilel uil v ; 'there is just one
thing tuo'.'i "
Wo haven't aiiv drinking w utei ,
ihe pipe- arc fre.-n,'' she iuteiiup cd.
"No, iiia'iiin, but if I inighi luikeso
bold a- to a-k f .r an old fan. It
would go so beautifully with tin- suit
1'tiit p'no said that she drew the .iac
at laes, and shut lb" d"or in bis line.
leitoii I'rce Press.
V IVrfect r.oiik.
Having rt ut'y ' ome across a pua-
gi.ipliiu " I ln' Stationer" to die ell-, i
tha' a pel feet book ha- neci yi I h-i-n
piiilled, I should be i; lad to bear what
the readers of "N. .V J " have to s.iy
upon Ihe Mtbject. Hy pel feel n in, ml
flee I'ioiii any mistake.
The notice I ira-l went oi in ny
that a Spanish linn of publisher- once
produced a work in which one loiter
only got misplaced Ihrougb accident,
and thi- is believed lo have been the
i.e.ne-t approach to perfection that
has ever been attained in a book. Il
fm thel slated that an I nglisb house
bad made a gloat i llorl to Ihe ann
elid, and i-siied proof -heels lo the
universities with an oiler el S'.' "'ll
tuiv i-rior was disoi'cicd in ibein. but
j in spite of tin- prccauli'.ii sennal
I b'liiiib'r- rcmaineil nnilejec'.ed uiiiil
I i ho work issued lioui the pic--. -
, Notes and (, n-1 1 -.
Hlllier's I cceiiti icities.
A I '..i 1 1 1 1 1 no fiicnd of the lain den.
Hill cr -avs : "Ad the e, centi ii iucs he
possessed .-Hi h as chew ing on th
slump of a cigar in open
court, pulling and bowing during
the examination of witnesses,
striding up and down in f I of the
jury, wearing l.'o'.ronnicrcs on ail oc
casions, and making a great slew
when ho eu'ered any assembly all
these were originally done for ell i t.
bill as b, aged they heenme i part of
When Uu Are Old.
Wlion you are old. and I uni passed aws
1,11 .1, aiid your face, your golden face Hi
I think, nl.ale'i r the i lid, this dream of
"iiif, it tin;: you, a I'rii inlly st ir will shine
li.nvn the dim slope while still yon stuiilbl
ami si i ay.
f-oinav it he- that so dead i -It rda .
No Mid i )e,l Khosl. but generous ami
' May s'Tie jour inelinii ie-1, like
VV Inn you are old.
Pear heart, it shall lie so. I niler the sway
"I death the pa-t's enormous di-array
lac hushed and dark. Yet tlioiigh Ibeis
conic no sign.
Live on well pli a-c I I Imuiortal and
,.e -hall -ti'l leii.l yno. ' .,i I - ,'iuj; Ii
In n jeu ire old.
,V. I. Ilelil-J .
A kyitgii. The moon.
I 'lease hold Iln: wire," as the
pn tine said to the nail.
It may have its drawbacks, but tho
mutes' mode of conversing is certainly
A giil give- her iover a iiultcn, wo
suppose, because a pair is out of Iho
Cora de-sie's hair is lovely, isn't
ii? Horn Indeed'; I liavn't seen lier
since she bought it.
I igs .ii says that our boon companion-
cm In iclicd upon because
lliey are our fast friends.
"You liltle rascal, what you vvunt
is a good ,i, king!'' "No, pop, 1 don't
waul it. but no doubt I'll gel it all tho
H hi i: a joiiug man goes home from
el, in ,1, wiih his sweetheart, he is only
going from one house of worship to
".leuks, why don't you give up
w riling and make tombstones for u
living!'" "Toiubsione.';'' "Yes
i In-y pay so much uiore per column.''
White Hangs is u most interest
ing talker: he is never ut a loss
r-r ii sit jjcI. G.ay II" in! Dues
he keep a dog or is or is he possessed
of a (.hioiik- ailment
Tanner Sparrowgruss (.looking up
from his paper Here's ati account
of a do, lor in New York who has set
a broken neck. Mrs. Sparrowgrass
lb- th'nks he riiiui i, I suppose! Xow,
I'd like lose,- him set a l.cn.
I'lie Oiiiinerciiil Traveller.
In home respects I be Americau
commercial t-avel!er is a potent !d
llience. II- carries with him the
latest cil) chit-chat, ami if be be a
young man, perhaps the latest slang
or the ucw'i'si 1 tin n y story. It has
been said thai a noted American aftcr
diiilMT speaker depends largely on
that elasss for most of his humorous
stories: nt all events ihe commercial
; traveller h is studied the art of pleas
ing, and In is a welcome figure at the
I dreary country hotels where he pauses
l for a lilt o while in his rapid flight
Ihiotigh the seilioiis remote from
the oily influences. In some te
J spoi ls he is an oracle on mooted
point-, tliul his dictum on many phases
j of business or politic carries much
! weight. If. for instance, the com-
iner. ia! travellers of the country were
unanimously to ftivor tho repeal of
'the si: ,! --purchase law and t he pit
Isige of th- pioposed bankruptcy
act, and wore lo back llie;r opinions
! with coiiiinoii-sen-c arguments whete
I eer they -hotild go, it is hardly too
, much to siv that in a short while the
i demand for the favored action would
j -oou -how itself strongly in all sec
tions of the country, shrewd poli
! liciaiis of national fame have In Iho
j recent pint declared that popular
j pinion in the West iio I public
iptestions like the tariff has been large
i ly allocied by the commercial travel
lers wh i have past through that sec
i .ion, and there is a strong ground for
j such belief, -d'oston Advertiser.
j When Here Steel Pons Im ciiteil.'
Ml standard works of reference;
(-,.y: "At about the opening of tho
present eei.tiiry pens were lirst inado
of im tul,'' o. w ord to that cU'cel. In
; iho "Autobiography of Hoger North'
I find -I'lin thing which makes am
' iliink ll' re is something wrong in tho
history of the steel pen as there is in
nearly cvci j thing else. Writing K
Mr-, l-'oley lrom Loudon on Match 8,
1.0", he says: "Vim will hardly tell
by w hat van re that i write with a
s i-i I i-:i. It is a device but rocon tly
troui l iai'.ec. When they get the
km., k of making them exactly I do
m i doubt i liu t '.ho use of goose quill
will end. for ni e lUut can hare
I the c will use others."
j Here is a clear mention of a uso'ul
j device a full hundred yeais before so
t called "history" finds out that such a
I tldug csi-u S.L i-ouii Ueyoblle.