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PITTSUOUO1, CHATHAM CO., N. C., MARCH IG, 18M.
Only a Nonsr t Babf.
Pott and dunk the gentle twilight
Cull upon ibe peaceful world;
Far aud faint Ibe soutliorn ajaice gros-c
On tUo breeze their sweets uiifur'iuL,
As I lUtcneJ to my mother,
In that dim-grown distant time,
Vlii-n alio lulled me, softly, softly,
With a quaint aud tlmcworu rhyme.
Only a long to baby,
Wooing to By-low land;
Only a tuft caress,
Stroked lit a loving liaod;
Only a tender prayer.
Only a uentle sigb,
Only cooing chorus.
tu the gnarled oak by Hie window,
Piped u robin's calling nolo;
Trembling sofily thru' the dislaiua,
On tho dew-wet scented moat,
Tinkled bells of lolt'rin? cnttle.
Homeward browsing by Ibe way,
As my mother lulled me softly,
Softly at the close of dir.
As idj- penile, dove-eyed mother,
With her nii.-t of railing hair,
Mug above her sleeping baby,
6o I sins Die self-tame air;
And mr drowsy, dimpled darling.
Closes soft hisgo!d-frlua;cd eje,
While the sun-tints, crimson, glorious.
Melt athwart the i veiling i-kie-.
Pong had lulled me, softly, softly,
On my mother's faithful breast ;
r-otig that lulls my bluc-ejc 1 baby
To arnlm and conquered rest.
Njiik Hint ring's through all the changes,
hoc, that lights a darksome way,
bull my darling, softly. softly,
Lull him till the pcifeot Jay.
t'Siralt W. Temple. I:i Detroit Free Prrjj.
A BLANK DAY.
dy Mit.ii:i:t ii. o. hardy.
There wns no use in disguising the
fuel; we h:ul ill awn our last cover
blank I Tlie iuu was inclining toward
'lio heavy clouds on ' Im horizon, tell
ing its that ii was past '2 o'clock on a
wild afternoon : an, surely, nil
tliony mis of Rpi't t must now bo given
up for tliu tiny.
"Arrnli, yet" lad'hlp, sure! an it's
not lo homo ye'li be going? His lord
ship iiiusl pnl the hounds into that
wco Lit of gorso bcynnt tho Knock!
There's a fox just after leaving it,"
assorted Mickey Dwanc, horse-breaker
In the neighborhood, in ho jumped
from his saddle to e.-t-e the young
ime,"' who ho had been larking over
every available obstacle as liu went
from cover tu eov-. r.
"Yes, li'iily Norn," said I'aptiiin
DcsparJ, adding his i.tilrcutics lo
Mickey's, "do petition your brothcr
lo givo us another chance 1 It is no
distance, to the gorsc."
"Very well," said I, and trotted
Satanclla up lo where, looking highly
disconsolate, my brother Richard
stood amongst his hound-, inking
ttouuei! Willi Jamie, i urold htmUmnu,
ns tu the expediency of taki.tg tho dis
tpiritcd pack home.
"All right, old la ly," he answered;
so bail! We'll Uy Hie gorsc, aud
now, Mickey, if you're wrong, a
plague on the whole race of horse
More power to you. n.. lord!''
flouted Mi-;koy, jubil.uil'y, us he
mounted the p unning "young one."
Sure, an' there never was nu ll.n I of
Rally brill y t that was not a spoils
man euloiiv y !"
There are onl; Del; nud 1 left now
; lake care of eacli oilier. Mother
died when 1 was imrn, and father
last year, leaving- Dick my sole guar
ilian. As ho wan then -ii -y just of
nge, and 1 was s"venio.'u, ail on:' rela
tives cried out against our living
alone, but wo managed beautifully,
mid neither of tta wished for any other
arrangement unlit lately.
1 could not bide from myself any
longer that Dick loved cousin Ida
mo lo than me, nud I feel aure lie
woidd havo asked her to marry him
before now, only ho is afraid of what
I will feel, llcigho! I didn't think
I wanted to marry any one, but some
how I have learned to sympathize with
'Xow .smile, and bring us luck
Latlv Nora," said Captain Despurd, as
he ranged up alongside me, e.int-.'ring
over tho springy lurt between us aud
tho gorsc. Ho smiled, himself, as he
spoke, and his plain far, looked al
! nm afraid that the loses won't
be ut hnio to look at any smiles of
mine," 1 retorted, laughing. Re
member that they aro very hard
hearted aud headed beasts!"
I only wish I were more of a fox
then," ho answered, iu ft low voice.
I find my heart aud my houd fail mo
"Yoicks, f'rard, my beauties; Rat
tler, Hanker, get on to him, la is! Hi,
Melody, f'rard l" Jamie's whip
racked, and it dismal yelp from lazy
Lavender" hnstoued the movements
of tho pack, who rushed into cover,
whilst we stood anxiously around.
A few moments' silence; hope sank
into despair, when, almost to our eur
pjit. Olid Ulllcll lo our Uoiigbi, wo
IhrarJ one hound give a whimper;
then two or thveo more spoko lo a
I scent, and thou, oli,tiupcak'jblc bliss!
j a ringing "(iotio nway P from tho far
siito of tho cover told us that our tox
had broken. There was no need lo
wait for the hounds to be put on tho
line; (hey were at, his heels witli a
burning scent, hunting to close that
"a shcel would have covered
tho pack!'' Away we went
after I ho in, down by the right of tho
gone, through a largo grass field,
then over a uieo four-foot stone wall
into another great pasture. Tho pace
' was torrilic. So mo small fences were
: crossed iu our horses' stride?, then a
( bank almost anyhow, a gap next, and
j then a straggling, ugly bullfinch led
, us into nu acre of plow, beyond
which, through a handy gate, which a
grinning "colleen" held open for us,
we came on to the best of all our
j country largo mcdows fenced with
I clean, big doubles, and occasional
' We had run now for I ' minutes
' without a check! Sulanclla was going
! grandly, and had not made a mistake.
! She took me n trifle too fast
; at tho walls for my tasie,
: but teemed lo measure her distance
' exactly, for when she roaehed them
: she jumped tike a deer, and at tho
j banks too, it was beautiful lo feel her
! like a cat iu agility leap on to the
lop, nud changing lior feet in a icc
j ond, spring over tho great dark grips,
' lauding witli plenty of room to t-paic.
To my left rode Dick and Jamie,
! leading by about thirty yards, and lo
my right Captain Icpard, and be
hind, trailing at longer and lunger in
tervals, tho rest of the field. Dick had
looked hack ut every fence to see if I
was safely over. Xow I saw him pti
up his hand, und knew that something
big was before us, ami big and misty
it was a deep-cut drain on tho near
side, aud a bad lauding on the far
side, wilh a high, rotten, raz r-eilged
Now, 8atnnolla, my beauty, go
carefully," 1 whispered as I watched
Dick get over safely, the treacherous
bnnk eaumbling under his grayV
hoots; but with a scramble thev sot
.over. My turn then the mare
j liuuued like u deer, on and oil", and a
; shout of approval greeted her per
. formaneo from tho onlooklng peas-
ants, who, forsaking Ihcir plows aud
; horses, hud rushed lo watch Die
! Hut I was scarcely over, myself,
! when, to my horror, I heard a crash
on my tight, and saw a confined
i tna3 of man and bono come i ushing
into the grip, and a pink coal gleamed
between the cruel steel-bound hoofs.
J Great henvjiis! It was Jack
Desp.ird. I turned absolutely sick
with fear, us I pulled my maru
J round, to 11ml, I ftarod, my
I friend kicked out of recognition.
I Hut, instead, to my intliiito relief, 1
saw him crawl from under his horse,
muddy cough, but apparently with-
out broken lmu'i.
j "Not hurt a bit, Nora, dou;!" he
i cried, seeing my white face, "and 1
i will get my horse out in a scon d.
I (in on. 1 will ca'ch yon up."
I am snio S.itanlla knew what a
I weight was ofl'tnv heart, as hn flew
along, ami my cheeks must have
tingled, such joy came over me at
Jack's unconventional speech. How
ever, I had no lime for .such iitmiiin
lions. for, owing to a slight check, tho
red of the field nearly caught us tip.
Mrs. l'onsoiiby, with her haujs down
aud her tcclli clenched, was bucketing
her grand bay to pass me, and seemed
inclined to ride "very jealous" in my
wake. If 1 had fallen, she would
cerlalnly have jumped on me. I could
imagine her heel going, as she drovo
the spur home. The bay spurted, but
Satanella dc-lined to yield her lead to
! any oue. ami in two more fie!d I was
i wiih the hounds again.
i They had lo hunt veiy carefully
; over seine cold plow for a bit, but
picked up the line on the 'ra-s, find
I then raced on again two more walls
i and a bank vt ith plashed bushes on
the top. S.itiuella flow it, wiih
several feet lo the good, but the over
ridden bay blundered, lot his slrido
aud fell, Mrs. l'onsonby shooting
1 over his head, clear over tbe bank i'.
j self. I saw her spring to her feet
aud make a grab ut her reins; so with
I an easy conscience, I raced on. What
was that stealing, mud-stained and
panting, along tho bodge? Tho
pack saw him, too, ns slower and
slower the fox crept. Done lo a turn!
A yeil, and they were ou him; one
vicious snap at the. leading hound, and
he was rolled over after a gallant run
of forty minutes with one check.
"Whoo-whoop, hear him, hear him,
woriy, worry '." It was soon over,
and a grinning umk on Dick's saddle
and nun more brush lo my crodit aro
a'l that are left of as bravo a fox as
"ould Ii elaud'' ever held.
'Well ridden, oldgiil!" ws Dick's !
comment. Then lie added, rather
sheepishly; "You ride on home. I
nm going round by tho manor, ns I j
promised Ida tho next mask wo got."
So we departed, and 1 knew cousin
Ida would keep him for dinner.
Will yon havo a very Uiriy escort,
"I'm so glad you were not hurt, and
your gtod n;ig nil right, tool"
"Well, don't mind having bad
thai full a bit, for 1 saw in your face .
that you cared. I must tpeak oui
now, for. oil, child, you havo stolen
my heart !"
The bank of clouds ou tho horizon
had grown -d and dark again before
we gel hoin . Jack lifted me oil' my
hoiso at tlu hall door, and well, I'm
not ashamed to own it he kiiscd
Whoa Dick caiuo homo ho said to
me : '
"Nora, I've news foryon! PWt
be nilgry, ducky, but Ida lias promised
to marry me!'
"Dick," I answered, "I've news
for you! Don't bo angry, old boy,
but 1'vo promised to marry Jack Dos
purd !" Ouiing.
Tolly and the Dogs.
I'olly was a gray bird, and a re- !
mnrkubly clever talker. The son of
his owner was an enthusiastic sports
man, owning a konucl of some d. r.eu
or more setters aud pointer', and paid
close addition lo tho teaching of his
dogs aud the gray-headed parrot. The
bird could imitate Ids voice so closely
as to deceive members of the house
hold; and from him it had learned
snatches of many songs, the call notes J
of game birds, and, all unknown to j
the spoi lsman, it had caught tho shrill
of his dog-whistle and certain orders !
he gave to his dog. j
When tho sportsman was at home, j
I'olly kept all knowledge of the dog- j
whlstlo and tlog-language discreetly
dark; and my friend has lold mo thai
ho never heard either ticJ, except on j
certain occasions when he had made
a show of going o his office nnd slyly
concealed himself about the premises.
When ho wns nway and the canines
wore left al home, there was rare fu.i.
Tito ken lie! yard was enclosed by a
moderately high, close fence, which
the dogs could leap over if urged, if
they chanced lo bo lying about tin
chainod inside, which they frequently ,
were, as Ihey were trained to slay at
Ou such occasions, I'olly, from his
t-l nut on Iho front vertinda, would
suddenly sound his whistle. "Ahem-ew-ew-ahem!
Hi! boys, hi! hi! hi!"
Over the fence would comi an ava- i
htuelio of handsome, excited dogs,
rushing with glad yelps round the
house to the front door, eager for u
swim in tho river or a merry ra.-e
across country. A dozen or more '
would cluster about tin! steps, whim- 1
pering iu their excitement and eyeing j
tho door for tho first glimpse of their ,
bolove I owner. Suddenly Iho voice
they knew so well would shout in
angry tones. "IKir-r-r-a! Down!
Down! Hob, you rascal!" aud the ;
pair would sink prone, while Iho rent
hesitated and faltered, with drooping .
tails and cars, find saddened ryes, j
Then would come a shorl, fierce com
mand: "A-a-h, yott rascals! Konucl ,
up, you brutes!!'' and aswifi lino of ;
discomlltod dogs would glide round i
the house, and a flutter of silken tails j
would wave nu instant abovo Ihe ken-
nel fence as tho disappointed animals
sought their quarlcis. Then I'olly
would laugh and chuckle for an hour,
und he knew enough not lo repeat tho
performance that day. Demorcst's
Extinction of Flephftnts Inevitable.
j Attention has been called to tho in-
cvitablo extinction of Ihe African
: elephant if ivory hunters aro not
checked in their work. Sovcnly-tivo
thousand elephants are annually
slaughtered iu Africa for the sake of
their disks. Ueproduciion among
olephants is a very slow process, iho
period of gestation being threo years;
hence it i easy to understand why
ivory has already become very dear.
Mr. Roloveri suggests that since an
clephnnt's tusks, which are solid, can
be cut off with a sharp saw, without
hurting tho animal, and an animal
once captured b the method em
ployed iu tho Government Koddahs in
India, can be easily secured for this
operation, "ihe ivory traders would
gain time, save labor and avoid tho
criminal folly of exterminating their
souico of revenue, if they could be in
duiod to resort lo this inoro huinun
method of obtaining ivory, instead of
lo tho unnecessary and brutal butchery
of vast herds of valuable, inotTousive
and tractable animals, which takes
place year by year." New York lu-tlcpeudciit.
Ob. the sparkling rys,
In a fairy rlnl
iidily glow s the lire.
And the corn we brieg
Thy lumps of gold
One by one. wc drop:
(live the pan s sliskp.
Pip! Tor! I'opl
fussy on the mac
Wonders at Ihe fun ;
Merry little fet
Hound the kitchen run.
Hmiles and pleasaut words
Never, never, stop;
Lift the cover now, -
Pip; Top! Top'
M'lut a pretty rhanRt!
Where's the yellow gold?
Here are inowy lambs
Nestling in the fold:
.some aro wide awake,
On Hie floor they hop;
Ulna the bell for tea I
Pip! I'jpl Pop!
- George Cooper, Iu the Whole Family.
rue i:ciiiMKii rox.
One.o Micro lived with an old woman
a littlo girl whosa iiamo was Marion.
This o!d woman wns very cross anil
the used to make poor little Marion,
who was only H years old, do all the
One day when she had cleaned up
the dinner dishes and put the place in
order she went out into the yard io
foed the chlcke.is, and what was her
surprise when eho saw playing with
them a little fairy with a golden
She wnf not frightened, as niet
little girls of her ngo would be, for
she walked right up to the fairy and
asked her what her name was. At
this tho fairy became very angry nnd
said: "Yon wicked little girl, how
daro you ask a fairy what her natna
is? 1 nnd with that she tonche I Marion
with her wand and immediately
M'irioti became u fox. The fairy then
danced around the fox for glco nnd
As Marion was now a fox she could
not cry; so sho trolled away inlo the
woods and found a littlo otive, where
she took up her abode.
Now she thought was the liino to
nay back tho old woman, whom tho
called Granny, but sho really wns not
Marion' yraudtna. So by nnd by sho
trolled back to tho house, where she
caught two nl co fat chickens, which
made for her a very good dinner. The
next day sho did the sumo thing nnd
so ou, until there were only two chick
ens left. At this old (Irani) y was very
angry, as she did not know what had
beconio of either Marlon or the chick
ens. One day when Marion, the fox,
was eating one of Ihe chickens for Iter
dinuor In the eove, w ho itood before
her but. tho fairy.
"Well,'' said Iho fairy, "how dc
yon liko living the life of a fox? I
guess not very much, but you wiil
only havo to stay in your present
shape for ten years, and then you
shall lie restored (o your former
After saying this she vanished ns
mysteriously as she had nppenroil.
Marlon did uet reply, although she
wns not very anxious to become a
girl pgain, ns sho would only have to
work hard for Granny, liut she said
to herself: "Ten years is a long lime,
aud by that time I will be grown up."
Marion had a very good time in her
free life In the woods, nud hardly knew
how lime flew by. As sho was one
day wearily chasing a wounded bird,
suddenly tho whirr of mi arrow was
heard, aud Marion tolled over ns if
Just llicu the Prince of thai cnuutry
and his hunters camo riding along,
nud what was his surprise, when, in
stead of Iho fox he had shot, ho saw
lying on tho ground a beautiful
maiden. He lifted her tenderly on his
horse nud rode bnck to the palace,
where he gave her in charge of a
nurse. The next day, when she was
restored to consciousness, she louk a
walk in the palace garden, where she
met tho Prime, who, as soon at h)
saw her, advanced quickly toward
hor and Ihey walked together. After
she had told him her story, ho said:
"Never tuind, Marion. Old Granny
shall not trouble you nny more, for
you shall lire hero always aud bo
When the good King died the Prince
became King, and he afterward mar
ried Marion, who was happy for the
real of her daya. St. Louis Star
"Haven't you forgotten something,
ir?" said the waiter t (lie diner who
din not believe in tips.
"If I have, you may keep it for
"Thank you, sir. You left this
pockclbook on your chair. It prob
ably slipped from your pocket."
PL?f A DL" UI I." DTTJYC f
Remains of Ancient Castles in
Jns BuiditiK Was More Than
400 Foet Long-
: connl". The time wns too brief to
Near Puigslnir, Ariz... and on the j make liie deficit good, ami his ow n
.Tppst Verde, theie nre Ihe ruins of "funds were in such shape that im wa
:aslles still iu as good a 'ato of i inextricably entangled. He was mi
.(reservation ami much resembling honest man, but in u moment of over
nany of t huso iu the north of Ivig- j confidence had peimitted himself to
and nnd Scotland, tho nges of which ! deviate from the narrow pnth just
are may opproxiintit l w illi a cotuider- i enough to uc the linn's cash as a
iblo degree of certainty. One in j temporary loan, promising lo return
larlicll'ar that is very inUinsling i it at once and promptly,
limits near the le ad of Ihe Verde j As is always the case, ho failed to
tivcr on a peak that constitutes tho ;,;ep Ids promise, and the d'lay was
xtrcmity of a spur of Ihe IJrudshaws. dangerous when ihe limn came he
I'n peak is granite, and rises j could not. Instead of waiting the in
sbrnptly out of iho valley on j evilable discovery, ho ralle I a meeting
lireo sides, whlio the fourth j of the directors, made a siraightl'or
s protected by tho mounlsin ward coiu'ission, resigned his psi-
pur, which is about one hundred tion. threw himsoif upon the mercy of
feel higher and hangs an impassable j ihr! Court, so to speak, and pledged
.n-ccipico nbova the euiaHcr. O.i this j himself to pay over every dollar if he
diclfor bench tho building was eon- were not exposed and prosecuted.
diuctcd of siono and cement in such a
position that one on the ruins can get
i good view of the entire width of the
r-alloy and fully live miles either up or
Jowii it. Through the taller mount iiu
f volcanic rift lias allowed a per
Detual stream of water to flow, though
t was fullv tixlv feet beneath the
ase of the castlo and back of it, 'n be compounding a felony, and it was
hat tho water came out underneath j nu awful thing to let such a man loose
ho cliff nnd flowed across Iho mesa j upon tho unsuspecting community,
nlo tho river. nni t hoy wero outvoted, and the ile-
In order to protO'-t themselves j f;Uiltcr was given auolhrr chance,
gainst a water famine iu a lime of tP js I10,v a prosperous and wenlthy
iego Hid inhabitants cut a fissure imf,!,, nm, of Louisville. Two
hrough the (solid rock fully 60 foot, jniirs at"toi- his misfoituno one of the
in I changed the course of Ihe slream j ,. mt .l0 ,a, 0,j.;(.t,.,i 0 ,is ic
o that it flowed on! on the opposite j ,phsc ., R f,li;i,jvc 'jPN.ls ,.!,:ti-ed
ido of the rock and directly through ! wjll cmiH,Z7metit, and at the end of
:he fortification, making it impossible j nil0t.r yMl. 0il?1. ti,., (0 Canada
.o cut oft' tho supply. j lo OKape arrest on the mine charge.
This building was over 100 feet in j n llC whirligig of time this profper
length by 2o0 iu width. )no of Iho j ,s ,,,.,.1,.,,,,, ,v,osl. r:uiy misfortune
walls yet stands four stories in height, ; .0 ,,vo ntll 11U ru,!eavoicd lo turn
hough souio enrthquako has changed j j,,.,, ,je,j,..,r.0 .,d calamity, said
die surface of tho mountain until tho ! Colonel Watterson, was the foreman
.MiUr one has fallen and the ono now
taiidins: leans considerably towards j
Ihe north. This structure alone con
tained over L'OO rooms, and could
hare easily accommodated a thousand
people. Hack of this is a cave, partly
natural and partly artificial, that cx- !
lends more than 100 feet, and through j
which Ihey descend lo the water.
This was also cut up into rooms, each
ono of which was nicely plastered
with some kind of cement that Is now
iu a good state of preservation.
There are niches in tho walls, where
they evidently kept their jwol and
valuables, and I am ir. : unied thai (wo
small iitsh bags wero found in one of
them, though I di I not visit it first
and did not see Iheui. A number of
j us filled with parched beans wero
taken ou, and one of Ihose jars or
ollas, holding about a bushel, is Iu the
possession of Mr. Drew, who has u
ranch near by, and is used all tho time
for holding di -inking-water. It is of
it very dark-colored matcilal, thor
oughly glazed, but outside of the heat
necessary to do the glazing, it has no:
been allcclcd by the. I
cracked almost entirely mound, but it
has been mended wilh some kind of
gum so deftly that, though it had been
in his po8siou for years, Mr. Drew
hud not discovered it until one day re
cently when wu were cx imiuiny it to
gether. In this cave about twenty skeletons
were found. Tho skulls of some of
them had been crushed, while
others appeared to have died natural
deaths, though the bones wero so bad
ly decayed thai had fatal wounds 1
been Inflicted on any other part of the
body than the head it could not have
been discovered when we made our
examination. These icmaiiis were
scattered about the inner rooms iu
evidently the same position in w hieli
they had fallen from starvation, or
had been laid by the hands of their
comrades after being stricken down
by their foes. Around the bony
necks were found the amulets and on
the wists the shell luacelets that pro
tected them from evil or served them
as ornaments during life.
The structure was built altogether
dill'eieiit from tho fortresses at Zuni
and Acoma, neither does it resemble
any of the Pueblo buildings in New
Judging from the mass of cement
scattered about on the cliff, these w alls
must have ouco been six stories in
hoighl and tho building almost ns
largo as the Casa Grando iu the Gilu
tjneor Story About a Defalcation.
"That was a queer story Henry
Watterson told in bis lecture about a
defalcation cuse at Louisville," said
a gcullomau who heard the eloquent
f';rna!U nt Kiilerlaiumei.t Hull totke
..Man About Tow.,.'- tnid that
I several years ago n gentleman holding
a commiindiiig commercial and s'-ci d
j position in the Kentucky melropolis
I had used tho funds of the corporation
' of which he was the 1 1 listed liiifiuciiil
j bend, and w hen the day of accounting
! came he found he was short in his ac
An animated discus-ion followed, and
large majority were in favor of giving
Ihe delinquent a chance. His hitherto
high standing aud undoubted busi
ness ability were in his favor, not to
mention that he might have skipped
if ho had desired. Two of the discc
tors held on'. Thev thought il would
ft tho (li'iind .lury that im'ii-'led the
two fugitives. Rcwiii'O the first false
step, continued Colonel Watterson,
hut don't always condemn the victim
without giving him the bene tit of the
doubt. .St. Louis He-public.
(iefl'Vs Perpelual (lock.
Darius L. Golf of Pawtiu ket, R. L,
n man who has always humored a
iiutural lent in the directum of me
chanical eurioitic, is (he proud
owner of n clock that never "runs
down." An ingenious cjntrirnnco
attached to the door of the Gott man
sion keepf, tho wonderful timepiece
cou-dantly wound up, the simple act
of optnitig nnd closing the door serv
ing iu place of a key. Hut ibis i
not alt, by n good deal. Klectricul
appliances, operated by tiiis perpetual,
never-tiring clock, light the gas jet in
the hall ns sonti as dusk mid promptly
put il ou? at 10. So p. m. Another
handy attachment rings an "eailyris
in" l ei! for ihrs servants.
Half an h"iir later the s tme au'o.
miitic. lever dri ll : and a bell is iiihl'
j fol. ()u, f)llI,;Vi 10:iwed iu amish.v
half hour by a "breakfast Iv',.''
Wires :'iid electrometer tiiwichmcuu
run all over the house and play ail
sorts of queer p.nnks. Hc.Mdcs pei
formiiig the wondeis above men
tioned (which tlie reader must cou-
I toss is a line thing for a family w ho
are so punctual mat everything is
done by c'ock.work ), n wire iiitm-h
meat or" the clock is connected lo
queer little music hues in each
chamber. Tlieso boxes piny the oi
tliodox cathedrai chimes evere time
j tho clock strikes liliin- the entire
j hono wiMi sweot muic at least
'twelve times every day. -m. Lmi
Net a I nil l oad.
Mr. Hawker, an eccentric Cornish
wns wont lo allow Ins church
to remain in somewhat picturesque
untidiness a neglect thai sc.-indali.e.l
a new aud very a'ous ctiinto, who
ono d iv brought it barrow, filled it
i with all the rem d n of Christmas
decorutif ns. odds andendsof matches,
etc., which ho had pickeu up iu tho
church, nnd then carted the w hole to
llnvicnr's door. '1 have brought you
all the rubbish 1 have found iu your
chinch," said tho curate, reproach
fully, expecting to utterly shame I. is
"Not all," was the quiet replj ; '-if
von will k'tndlv at voursclf on the
,ca 0n iho barrow, I will see that :ho
whole is speedily carted away."
Xow York Observer.
An i-fli'C building is to be erecteO
at La alle and Washington streets,
Chicago, at a cost, including the in
vestment iu Mie site, of fVRiO.gw.
A Mother's Song.
H'uh.my baby; sweetly mt I
Mother's bov feels no alarm ;
Fillowcd soft upon her breast,
He knows not of earthly harm.
Whit though life be dark and ad-
Jlotber's love can make it glad.
Little child, close to my heart,
See, I press you closer still,
For your denr wrhtht heals Its smart
Kven I have known life's 111.
What dream you of tears and sighs
Vhile you kszo !u mother's eyes9
liabe nihic, my bonny lad,
Do you guess your power, dear
Earth cannot be dark nor sad
Tu this heart while you nre near
How can life be ought but sweet
When child-love makes It complete'
-I'.'lritnia Frsiiklyn, In Hirper's Hair.
Wc may not lore the bai l p.", but
wc like to bo "next'' lo him.
Hinkn calls his doctor his biographer
for tho ronton ttir.t ho s n'. wc:k on hi
There is many n young man that is
able t cut into a fortune who cannot
carve u r.
A man wl.o would snl hay would
pi obahly do h ) with the hopo o? r.et
ing our. on b i.e if arreste 1.
A pleasant cemetery
Awaits the person silly
V.'ho puts on thinner clotuos because
ft doesn't seem so chilly.
The man who can tell what he has
r-ecn in his travels is iuuilligeiit. but
the man who can't is positively bril
liant. "To-dny w is piizo day nt my
school," said Jimmle. "And did my
lit le boy get anything f" toked pnpa
"Yep. Got kept In.'-
"Your speech is rather sharp, I
think" i onipl.iino I Mrs. Hawkins. "I
have 1 1 maae it so to gel ii In edge
wise," reio t'.-d II iw h i ii
Willie Papa, hhiii" one has invented
a magazine gun. What kind is that?
Papa dclleclive'y) it must be one
that ocs olToti'-i' a mouth.
They took in cold earnest his efT ois I jest.
Hut never bis zeal did it clink",
And b smiled as be murmurc. I, " Tbe -. or d
i nt be-f
A very poor jude nt a ;ic."
The fellow who Meals fu.il from
his neighbors wood-pile and finds
seme of the tin I s charged with dj n li
mit e my be said t strike a i c-pt n ivu
"Mamma.'' said Tommy, "do 'a
sugar ever cure iyl-ody of any
thing?' "Why do yon ask, my boy?"
"I thought 1 would like to e.t,;h tin t
disease," said Tommy.
I wish I were an n-tricii," said
lliiks, tmii y. os l,e !:icd t eat ouo
of his witn's biseu t- and c.iuidii't. "I
wbh ou wei e." i -.'.urned Mrs. 1 1 i-k .
; "I muld get a few feathers for my
A callow youth was placed by his
j Intlier in t'.e oftlcs of tho v illago a'
to ney to suidy law, a' a -a'aryof
: iiohirig a week. At th" ml of fir.
j first dav's g:miy, he. cam. home, aud
. his lit'lier nid: "T1 -. how do you
liko tho law?" "In u'; what it'i
( ci in ke 1 up to be," he replied. "I'te
I so ry I Im nA.d il."
Snow -Storms in Ihe sierra Vtadas
"I havo seen it s:i"W hard in
Nevada,'' said .'ames Millnit u, 'that n
plough with four monster engines
j behind it wonld be ci-mpietcly stalled
before it had gone one nrie from a
i siiow-slied. The dowii-'umbliiig
' flakes would cover the ilcar track so
last that onco the plough got stuck il
couldn't back out and would have to
be dug out by stiow-shovelle. s w hen
; the storm had ceased. I hnvo necn
two. story houses completely coveicd
bv Ihe snow and leiegi apii-pcb s buried
out of -ight. Often 'ii the cations
houses are reached ilirnugh lonvr tun
nels in tho snow. One night a guido
led me throng i oue of these tunnels
ind 1 w as amaze. I lo litid nu s,.,f Mid
ilenly transferred from a wa-le of
wearying; witness into a brilliantly
lighted bar-room tilled wilh met.',
which wns the mile-room lo a big
' dining eslnbllslini 'ii: and pail of thl
lower floor of a hu ge ! wo-aiid-onc-half-stoiy
boarding bouse. Not a sign
of it had been visible from the out
side, not even a curt of smoke. Snow
Is snow iu the Sierra Nevada. Tber.s
are canons in the mountains tint have
it HO and 10 feet deep somcliirse."-
St. Louis Globc-Dciitocrat.
(iot 1 hi ties Mixed.
Mr. Suburb Well, how are j on
gotilug along wiih my artesian well?
Contractor (despondent!) )-- Wo tire
down oOO feel and haven't Mmck iock
Mr. Suburb Rock? Good binds!
Y'ou've got things mixed. I told yoi,
lo bore for water, man water. 1
don't want a slone quarry. -Now