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PlTTSBORO CHATHAM CO., N. C, MARCH 30, 189.5.
Tlie way Is weary,
The day Is dreary?
Still, still be cheery -A!l
This life tliou'rt upending
Will hare an ending;
Meanwhile, God's lending'
All needed grace.
-I Rev. (.'. A. S. DwIkM. h-Observer.
The Minister's Bairns' New
IV UtV. H l-'KKKM.VN ASHLEV.
The H"v. William Wushington was
the pastor of n small chinch many
years ago in Port Mouton, auobicure,
isolated linmlct in (he southeastern
)iart of Nova Scotiu. Ho was tho
father of two daughters and eight
sons. His salary was bo small lliat theso
children were not like lhoe "which are
"gorgeously appareled nud live deli
caicly," or live in king courts."
What was lert of the mother's gur
lnonts wcic mudc over for the girls,
and when the fuiher got ihrough wilh
his coals and trousers what was left
of theiu descended in li no apostolical
succession from father to sous, from
the eldest to the youngebt. So little
was left ut the cud of the succession,
the ragbag was chronically empty ; it
couldn't si and up even when propped
in a corner, but hung on a nail iu the
dark chisel as flat uud us thin iu a sun
llut Mr. Washington hod so much
trust in the wisdom of Providence,
and so much confidence iu tho recti
tude of his own purposes, that ho
gave himself little trouble about the
descent of ministerial clothes. In
ferior things of this sort were left en
ti.cly to the euro of Mis. Washington,
whose practical mind mid patient fin
gers at tunes threatened to make use
of (ho ingbng itself for the repair of
breaches in (ho family wardrobe.
Many n (inio had (ho boys good icason
for saying; "There is a divinity thai
shapes our ends rough-hew thoin as
wc may;" for the miracles she
wrought over the posteriors of punta
l ions were marvels of maternal in
genuity. Still, there was a limit evn
to her resource, and there were times
when needle, wheel and loom wore in
dungcr of becoming Idle through tho
poverty which mado mulct ial as scarce
us angels' visits. Onco whon tho was
ttlmost ill Oet-puir she received help
from a most unexpected source.
One Sunday morning, ju-l after tho
holidays, when the air crackled with
frost and all the moro quiet waters
wore covered with thick ice, tho niln-
Mtcr went to thn littlo iinpnintcd meet-
ing-liousc to preach his usual two
hours' tcrnioii, a sermon which he had
toilsomely elaborated into eleven
heads, uud every head carried in his
own head disdainful of all aid of pen
or note. His wife followed on after
him with u long trail of children be
hind her, taking good care not to dis
tuib his meditations; for what had he
to do with his family when the wholo
world was lying in wickedness?
Two of tho boys, however, Dick
and Ficeni, finding it hard to tear
themselves away from the warm glow
vt tho gi cut open hotirtli wero not in
ho procession. It was rjutto lute
when they started, and l hey hurried
to inako up for lost time. The road
to tho meeting" led over a diko
which divided an inlet of tho sea from
a small lake beyond, that was nearly
surrounded with a growth of piimi
i ivo forest. The ico of this lake was
i-o clear and glury it shone iu the
bright sun like a great mirror.
When tho brothers were halfway
across tho dyke their attention was
suddenly arrested by u black spot
moving ou tho ice. I tick, the eldest
brother, was skilled in woodcraft,
and quite noted as a precocious hunt
er. "Cracked'' ho exclaimed iu great
excitement, that is a silver fox, ns
sure as my name is Dick; and his
skin at this time of the year is worth
a pile of money. Jfl could only got
that fellow's fur, we'd gel a chance
to shed sumo of our old clothes."
"But what's the use of ifling, when
you know you can't .got hiui," suid
Frecm, rubbing his ears to keep litem
from freezing, and stumping Ids feet
to keep his blood at iis business.
".I'll try, anyway," was tho reso
lute reply. "Como on I" and ho began
10 run with all his might, milking it
difficult for Freein (o keep up with
11 i in.
At the fui' tho r end of the diko was
tho Iioiibo of Sol Stewart, known at
"I'liclo Sol" through i ho wholo ham
let; ho was a rheumatic old Scotch
fisherman, who, in spiie of his wife's
protests, had determined to slay ai
homo ilia- morning, where he could
warm bis stiff joint by ilie open fire
place, and smoke his ancient black
pipe with uoneto molest him or make
him afraid. He had tho big family
Jl.blo on his knees, as a soit of com-
promise, and was trying lo rs.d tome
of its chapters. Hut las comfort
proved too much for his conscience,
a id he dropped asleep; his pipe fell
from his mouth, and with its spillod
ashes, lay on the pages before him
But the little live heart of fire, that
waut the bottom of the pipe, rolled
down tlio inclined plane and lodged
among the haii s of Brent tho dog
that was lying at his feet. Straight
way Brent jumped up with, a bowl
that really made Undo Sol drtntn of
Gabriel's trumpet. Nor did tho
dream end until ho was awakened by
by Dick who shouted in his ear:
Uiicle Sol! Uncle Soil there's a
silver fox ou the ice, and I want
Brent and (he gnu; for I haven't time
to go and get mine;"
"A what? a siller fox?" and he
rubbed bis eyes, and added: "Ve'ro
daft, lad! siller foxes arc as scaico as
But Dick insisted with such excite
incut, Uncle Sol hastened to hand
down the old Queen Anno musket and
the powderhorii and tho shot pouch
that hung over the mantel. His wits,
however, were iu a muddle between
his sci uples and his natural interest
and ho fnid: "But ye ken its Sooii'
day, an' tho Cooiumniidincnt says;
Iicincmbor tho Sab' wcel, wcel, ye
canna help it ; siller foxes are verra
valuable, au' the Lord will surely let
you off if if you niek sure to get
Brent, seeing the preparations for
him iug, made (ho Imtnc resound, till
Dick bndo him cease. Tho gun was
already loaded, but with duck shot
instead of ball, and there wan no time
lo draw the charge nud substitute an
other. The two boys startod ou a ruu
for that part of the lake which joined
Uncle Sol's estate. The old man
hurried after, and, seeing that it was
a silver fox beyond nil question.
shouted alter them: "If ve dinna
fetch him I'll ne'er forgive yc!"
The fox was nearer than when Crf-t
seen, it having taken a course leading
lo the woods at the Stewart end of the
luke. Brent began (lie chase at once,
Dick and his brother following as fast
as the glary condition of (he ice would
admit, in (ho hopo of getting near
enough for a shot, and all (he whilo
wMiing with a forty. horso power for
skates, in tho iue of which they were
so woll skilled. Seeing the dog, tho
fox increased his efforts, but only to
make his footing less secure, and
causing him to zigzag so much that he
lost much time.
In the meantime Uncle Sol, not dar
iug to vonturo upon tho ico with his
cane, yot growing more and moro ex-
cliod, got an Idea, which he immcdi
utely acted upon. Ho hobbled up the
hill to tho mooting house, where, just
as tho minister was beginning his
second head, he broko iu wilh
"There's n siller lox on tho ice, au
tho meeuislcr's lads ure at his heels;
an' ye inunn a' coom down an' keep
tho beest fra' gittcn' ashore. Siller
foxos nro nao plenty, ye ken!''
Tho service ended summarily ; young
and old rushed for the door nud the
1 ike, leaving tho minister to follow, if
he choso, which lie did, and at no
leisurely puce cither. Uncle Sol was
left far in the rear, saying to himself
with u chuckle: "The ineenistcr hue
saved (ho maist o' his sermon for an
other day; an' if his lads secure the
fox, it'll bo a braw day for him."
On reaching (he shore his hopes
seemed likely of fulfillment. The dog,
ued to (he ico, was gaining on the fox
notwithstanding his wily movement.
Bieut was the heavier, nud when the
fox found that he was gettiug too
close ho took a sudden shoor, which
caused B:ent to shoot far ahaad be
fore ho could rogain control of his
Dick had fired old Queen Anne, but
without allcct, save at tho breech end,
where she kicked so badly that the
marksman was laid flat upon his back
with a bump that made hi in seo stars
iu daytime. Nevertheless things were
rowing hot for the fox. Tho whole
congregation, lninijtcr and all, had
deployed right aud left upon tho ice.
and were now closing in with a circle
that had Heynard inside.
The boys waved their caps, the
women spread their drosses nnd
shooed with nil their might, all the
lasses being as eager as the rest, while
the men sought to confuse tho fox by
shouting at the top of their voice.
Closely pressed by Brent the fox
made a dash for tho outer space
through the gap presented by Dick's
legs. Dick clubbed his gnu and tho
next instant the fox lay doad beforo
him, and a loud shout of victory ion
tho air, which was lustily responded
to by Uncle Sol, who still stood upon
When the fox was landed the o!d
Scotchman, after examining it care
fully, exclaimed: "It's wnth ivery
'V sax puu teu! "
It was indeed pttzc; tho foi was
large and tho fur fir the most perfect
condition. Tho body of it was as
black as jet, while every hair taporod
on' to a brilliant silvery whito which
made the whole pelt look as if it were
constantly emitting sparks of elec
tricity. But what was to bo dolio with il?
To whom did it belong?
"Brethren," said the minister, foi til
ing a church meeting ou tho spot, with
the fox as the centre of iutcicst, "this
is the Lord's Day, and my heart mis
gives ine as to the propriety of our
conduct in suffering ourselves to be
betrayed into a fox hunt upon the
Sabba h. But tho skin of the fox is
of great value; aud since it has come
into our hands for disposal, I ask you
lo vole tho proceeds lo the Society for
tho Civilization of the Mictnac In
dians." What more he would havo said,
none could tell, for he was interrupted
by Uuclo Sol, who said, with much
earnestness: "Ns, uu! brcethren; if
the Subbuth line been broken, it must
be incndil dilT'rent fra that. Ye kca
how that the mcenistcr's bairns line
hardly claes cnouch to keep the frost
fra their marrow. Clues is cceviliza
tion, an' the Lord ecul the fox for tho
cccvilization of the niecnistci's bairns;
an' 1 move that tho Lord's will be
The motion was carried by acclama
tion, notwithstanding an uttcmpled
protest on the part of tho minister,
and in spile of (lie blushes nud con
fusion of the bairns themselves.
The skin brought thirty-six dollars,
every penny of which went on ten
penny errands in the hands of Mrs.
Washington, who mado such a skill
ful transmutation of the skin in clothes
that Uncle Sol's motion, the first and
the lust one he ever made, was fully
justified. New York Independent.
Painting by Mule-Power.
Waller Burridge, tho artist, is paint
ing the great volcano Kiluuea,tho "In
ferno of the Pacific," upon a canvas
412 feet long and 54 feet high 22.248
square feel which sl;ow3 tlio wonders
of tho greatest crater of the globe.
This paintiug,witli the accessory spec
taculur effects, will form tho volcano
cyclnrama in tho Midway Plaisance,
which forms part of tho Hawaiian ex
hibit for the World's Fair. Almost
directly south of the University of
Chicago and cast of the Cairo streot
s'auds a polygonal building nearly
140 feet in diuinoter uud CO feet high.
Inside the building on a circular track
is a movHblc scaffold 05 feet in height.
Well up to the top of the staging two
men tiro at work wielding largo brush
es which paint in tlio sky on tlio cir
cular canvas that linos the interior of
,lio building, and the shipping of tho
brushes comes down faintly to two
loug-carod, loosc-joiuted, lazy-looking
mules hamcKsod to tho car which car
ries the high scaffold. These mules
don't know tlio dlffjreuce bet ween a
wash drawing a circus potter, but.
they are very huge actors iu painting
A shout from above, "Hey. thore,
Alphcr and Omega, git tip!" in Bur
ridge's voice, emphasized by n chunk
of wooil lauding in Omega's quiescent
spinal column, gives the cue, and the
artist's loug-carod assistants shako of!
thn stupor of meditation mid day
dreams and pull tho creaking,
trembling scallold around the truck
until a sharp "Whoa!" send them
wool-gathering again. Painting by
mtt'o power Is ouo of thosu iiuiova
'ions brought out by tho tremendous
pressure under which all work is done
iu Jackson Park and tho Midwa'
Plaisaucc. Chicago News Record.
The Plucky Spaniel,
Captain Williamson was shooting
India with a spaniel, which ap
parently found sonic game which hit
master guessed lo bo a hare. "Tho
dog ciiiiic to a stand over a bank,
wagging its tail, with cars up, uud
Lis wholo frame in n state of ccstacy.
I cx ec.ted that he had got a bare un
der tho bank, and lis the situation was
favor ot getting a shot, I ran to
ward him with more speed than I
should have done had I known that I
should find a lirv sitting up and star
ing Paris in the. lace; the Wuic not
hreo yards asunder. As soon as ihc
dog found mc at his side he barked,
and giving h spring, dashed at the
tiger. His owner admits that his own
alarm was so extreme that he did not
observe the further demeanor of either
till he saw the tiger cantering away.
followed bv the little dog burking. It
is, of course, just possible that the
ligcr was "nervous," and that tho lit
tle dog meie'y exhibited the impu. I
denco hnbiiual lo littlo doss, who
i nw that they can wony n horse or ..
nilock into b-ating a le reat when
I li. tly lying down in a field. Tho
v t .tutor.
tVben the florers hear a call,
"Darlings, you must go to sleep,"
Off they drop tbelr pretty gowns,
Soltly Into bed thpy creep,
I)o you know what keep, them warm
through tbe cold and wfnd and storm V
Just as mamma tucks you in
When she kisses you good night,
3o the flowers arc nestled down
'Neath a blauket, snowy white.
But first a coverlet is spread
iver every sleepy head
A pretty coverlet of brown,
With leafy patterns fanciful,
And over that tbe blanket fine,
Spun of cloud-land's softest wool.
Under these the sleeping flowers
Dream away the winter hours.
-Anna M. Pratt, iu Youth's Companion.
A PRIMK ON A PICVtl.K.
Lat May, while out riding his
favorite pony, Abdul, the little Crown
Prince of Germany was thrown from
his horse and badly shaken up. No
bones wero broken, but the little fel
low was so badly scared that ho re
fused again to mount the fiery Abdul.
So the lit Do Arabian pony was led
away lo the stables, and for many
months he was exercised by one of
grooms. The little Crown Prince, al
though an excellent horseman, would
not try to ride again for many n long
day. The memory of Abdul's sido
jump and the terrific fall that followed
were too recent to be forgotten. And
what do you think was bought for the
little Prince when ho would not rido
horseback? Why, a bicyclo, to be
sure. And the little fellow has grown
to line bicycling very much. New
.SANDY, TIIK IG OF T11E CRIMEA.
One of the most celebrated dogs that
ever lived was Sundy, a dog that went
through tlio Crimeau war and was
decorated by the government lor hw
valuable servicos. Sandy was tlr9
property of a young French retiten
anU His mother wus a savage Eng
lish bulldog and bis father was a very
intelligent Scotch terrier. And Sandy
combined all of the best qualities of
both his parents, Before ho was 7
years old he had been in a great many
battles, and was specially useful iu
obtaining food from other camps and
iu guarding his master's teut from tho
natives. Once, in the thickest of the
battli-, he darted forward to his mas
ter's rescue and received a terrible
bayonet wound that caused him io go
on threo legs for a long time aud from
which he never fully recovered. San
dy greatly distinguished himself on
two or three occasions by rushing
into the most fearful tea and rescuing
men from capsized vessels.
Sandy livod to a ripe old age, and,
although limes of peace wero restored
long before his death, he never forgot
his army training, nnd to the last ha
would drag himself out, crippled nud
old, lo march proudly ut the head of
his regiment on holiday occasions.
St. Louis Star-Sayings.
FI.AYlXU WITH HUM 9.
It is cold in tho laud of the Esqui
maux very cold, colder than you
who live in the temperate zone can
imagine. It Is never warm there nud
uover what we would call "pleasant."
Tnc sun, whon it shines at all, shines
feebly, and the snow and ice never
molt. The people try to Keep warm.
That is all. But as for taking walks
for pleasure or indulging in outdoor
sports, they never do such things at
all on account of the cold. Although
wrapped up like littlo mummies, for
the first few years of their lives, the
Esquimau ohildreu ure play ful littlo
beings and love toys as dearly as do
the children of any other country.
And what do you suppose they play
with these far uway, half frozen
babies? They play with icicles, for
these are tho only playthings they can
find. With t hoi r stout, stubby little
little hands they make necklaces out
of icicles aud fasten tlio prettiest of
them to wires (o make earrings of.
Their games aro played with small
snowballs or ire-balls, which are frozen
60 hard that they can be bundled quite
a while indoors before they will melt.
Perhaps the Esquimau children have
a game wilh ice marbles, and who
knows but their little toy wagons may
be hollowed out of blocks of ico?
New York Commercial Advertiser.
A Snake in a ling of Potatoes.
A man purchased a bag of potatoes
ot tho Capo Town, (South Aftica)
market, nnd when the potatoes were
turned out at hi home he discovered
that a puff adder was included in tho
bargain. That viper must have been
callous, indeed, to havo expended no
rcrnoin during its transit, and it is to
bo hoped that tho potslous were well
examined after being in such com
pany. The colonists aro wonderfu.ly
expert iu dealing with such quarry.
How Precious Stonos in
Rough Are Handled.
Experts Cleave, Cut and Pol
ish tho Gems.
The tiit effort to break up the din-inoud-rut'iiig
monopoly of Amster
dam, which has lasted for so ninny
years, wus recently made by a large
New York jewelry establishment, and
the Jowolei -' A'cckly gives a full de
scription uf it. It woiks nn import
nut epoch iu the diainond-cuttiug in
dusiry of this counlry. The object of
tho new enterprise is to establish on
this side of the water an extensive and
thoroughly equipped factory on a
larger sealo than ever attempted be
fore in this country for handling
rough diamonds and passing them
through tho various stages until they
appear as a finished articlo ready for
the market. The establishment is
providod with steam power and is as
complete in every sense as any to be
found in Amsterdam or elsewhere.
The first operation the rough dia
mond undergoes is called splitting or
cleaving. This is necessary in order
to derive the best results for commer
cial purposes. The process consists
first iu determining the proper plan
and direction for dividing tho stone
iiro parts, a proceeding thut requires
judgment and loug experience. The
rough stone is then embedded iu
cement, aud a dull-edged diamond is
rubbed across its surf. ico so as to
leave au indentation that determines
the line of cleavcage. The operation
iu then repeated with a diamond hav
ing a slightly sharper edge, nnd
filially with one as keen as a razor.
A marked depression is thus made,
into which a sharp steel knife is in
serted. A quick nnd light blow di
vides the stone into two parts.
The next process is known as that
of cutting, an operation during which
ihc stone is given its natural form. In
this department tho now fuctory con
tains u feature of peculiar inlere-t. It
possesses a machine never before used
in America, und only recently adopted
by a few of Die largest establishments
in Europe. Instead of following the
old method of rubbing two stones to
gether by hand, the ttono undergoing
treatment is inserted iu the chuck of a
lathe revolving at a high rate of speed,
and is placed iu contact with another
diamond, that is likewise fastened in
an adjustable chuck, held in tho hand
of tho operator. In the courso of tint
operation the stone receives its form
aud outline. This process secures a
much better result than could bo ob
tained by the old method. Tho powder
which results from the stones rubbing
against each other is ued later iu pol
ishing. The stone is then ready for tbe
polisher. He must fu st determine the
character he will give the diamond
and select the method of working on
it. To prepare the stone he has an
assistant, technically known ns a set
ter. The latter, having reccivod in
structions, inserts tho stono in a coni
cal mass of molten lead, allowing a
particular section to remain exposed.
As soon as the lead has hardened the
polisher places tho stone upon his
wheel, which rotates at a rate of 2300
revolutions per minute.
Each setter has from live to six
polishers to supply, nnd as each pol
isher has at least four diamonds iu
work at a time the setter has fully 20
different stones to keep in settings. It
is his duty not only to set each stone
to the best of advantage, but also to
return it to the proper polisher. As
the position of each diamond is
changed iu the setting from 25 to 30
times an idea of the number of opera
tions required beforo the stone is
properly faceted may be acquired.
Having arrived at a certain stage,
the stone is sent back to the cutler to
remove sharp edges or irregularities
that may have arisen during the pro
cess of polishing. At his hands, also,
the stone receives its porfcctly rounded
form, after which it is returned to tho
polisher, who gives it its finishing
touches. It is interesting to note thai
a parcel ot rough goods is kept intact
throughout the whole process, the
product being retained as one parcel.
Jt may start at 1000 carats of rough
goods and go through all the various
operations until it appears as n parcel
of gems weighing perhaps no more
than 3s) carats, varying in size and
quality, but all derived from the origi
All tho various departments of the
establishment are in active operation,
aud in the near future, it is expected,
will employ over 100 mon. The pres
ent forco includes both foreign and
American workmen. Tho foreigners
are all Hollanders of long experience
in Amsterdam establishments. It has
been necessary to fcettie the very best
class of ni'tisnns, as Ihc American
market deiiinuds the finest quali'y of
workmanship. The establishment is
now fairly under way and all indica
tions point to a successful execution
of the plan of establishing on n it ex
tensive! scalo the cutting nud pulishiug
ul diamonds in thi country.
Deadly Itlonguns of the ( arihs.
Among the arrivals is Edward A.
Wallace, who for a year and a half
has been gold mining iu Deiiierara,
the wild mid little known country be
low the Orinoco river and near tho
A innon. Ho is a stalwart young
"In this queer cor.n'ry," he said,
"there are four or live tiibcs of In
dians, of whom the most powerful
arc the Cuiibs. They are about live
feet seven or eight indies high on the
average, and very muscular. They
arc singularly expert with a weapon
called the blowgitn, made of palm
wood, twelve feet long, from which
they thoot a little poisoned plug.
With this weapon they can shoot ac
curately J5n to :t00 yards, and what
ever is struck is dead at once. I havo
seen them shoot a hinl in t lie top of
tho tallest tree, and il was dead before
it reached tho ground. Anything
scratched by the end of the sharpened
missile cannot survive.
What is the poison? That is one of
tho strangest of mysteries. The En
glish naturalist, Wutcrton, has spent
lots of time trying to find out. It is
called wourali, but how it is mado
nobody knows. It is n secret handed
down iu IhcMacusi tribe, and only a
few in that know it. When they
make it (hey leave all their women
nud children and go off in the woods.
The other tribes use it, buy it of them,
but they don't know how it is made.
"Their blowguus have two sights
one iu front und the oilier a loot
back. They each consist of a tooth
from a little wild animal something
liko a rat. It is wonderful how ac
curately they shoot. The poison is
also used to lip their arrows, for thev
use bows, too, ns well as blowguus.
I TheCaribs and others are exceedingly
careful of the poison, for if they ware
not uiuny of them would die by acci
dent. Tho venom which kills a bird
or animal so suddenly whenever the
scratch is mado by the p into. I missilo
does not make the tlcsh poisonous; il
lias no effect taken internally. San
Do Wuter Wheels Kim Foster at Xighl .'
For years the question whether
water wheels run faster at night than
during the doy has been catalogued
among the things which no man can
They do if they are so geared ns to
be affected by the varying fulness nnd
speed of tho current in which they
are set. There is no douhl that nil
streams are fuller and nil streams
carry more water ut midnight than
they do at noon. In the first place,
the increased coolness of (he air pre
vents evaporation and subsequent dry.
ng up of tho smaller tributaries: nnd,
in the second place, the condensation
of the moisture in the n'r in the shai.e
of dew is always stilli -lent to add
something to large streams and their
branches. Heavy dews are often so
copious as to be nliniist equal to a
small shower of rain. We often hear
dewdrops fulling from the overloaded
leaves and find nil exposed objects as
wet ns if thoy had undergone a shower
during tho night. A large portion of
this moisture inut get into the minute
ehannols which, of course, conduct it
to mill streams.
"Often," says Humboldt, "the
effect tipou a shallow stream is very
noticeable, indeed.'' If it is nt all
"noticeable," a wheel turned by such
a stream would " go faster by night
than by day." Indianapolis News.
A Horse's Slide Itonn Hill.
A horse, which had been haulinsr its
owner around ou an improvised sleigh
a day or two ago, was finally, to his
great astonishment, treated to a jolly
coast down hill. The oultit had
reached tho top of a long hill out near
Woodstock, and, as (here were no
shafts to the sled, it ran up against
the horse's heels, lie reared up, and,
slipping, fell ovr backward o the
sled. The drivci saw him coining and
got out of tho way. The stakes nt tho
si.lcs of tho sled held the bono ou, und
away ho went shooting down the hill,
tiil finally the sled brought up ou the
railroad track. The stakes were re
moved, nnd the horse walked out un
injured. Ho was turned about and
hauled the tied and his master up tho
hill, which suited hi in belter than
the riding down on his back. Tho
sight of thn horse going down the in
clino, wilh his legs waving iu the nir,
was very comical. Portland Ore-gouiau.
Old Pat iter Frost is a queer old wlgbt,
And he works awsy on tbe window glass
His rastles aud trees and roeks all white
lie paints as the furious blizzards paas
TUere are flowers and stars and face"
I'.y old man Frost In the dead of night;
When Ihc sun shines eoic1 ou his cauvas
His paintings hang in their proper light.
The vanished strokes of tbe old man Frost
Are seen no more in tbe homes of men;
But the grand old puinter is never lost
His art is lon be will come again.
He will come ai;ain with bis frozen brush,
And perhaps will moke us a ground-hog
or ft we-Uber prophet in hoary plush
Who has promised tbe "gentle spring'' to
ISt. Louis Post-Dispatch.
A burning question My dear, have
you made the lire?
The man who married a church
choir singer says they met by chants.
The man who bttck'es down to busi
ness runs but littlo chance of being
Paster Do you fear death, brother?
Brother Oh, no: 1 cut everything
my wife cooks.
Hicks Is that your dog? 1 sup
pose you consider him Al? Wicks
Oh. no; I.e. is K9.
Wife Oh, John, how much 1 lovo
y ! Husband (reaching for pocket
book) II iw much.
"How do you liko my new lint,
(icorgi "It's the de:irest thing of
the kind you ever had, love."
J.igson says it isn't the lack of space
at the top that worries him, but the
great plenty of il before you reach
He Carrie, will yon always love
mc or will you think less of me as the
years go by. She That were in
For medicine to banish fat
A pretty price be ll pay;
He says in explanation that
He w ould not live all weigh.
"Noorich tells mo that ho never de
stroys a recei ted bill." "No. He's
more !iUe! to have 'cm framed and
hung up in his parlor as curiosities."
Although manufacturers of spoons
do not eni 'v a very high rank as
writers, the majority of them havo
produced a great many stirring ar
Woman What a shocking coat!
Tramp My dear madam, while I am
no great resi cctor of conventionalities
I cannot bring myself to muke an
club 'rate toilet until after dinner.
"No," said good old Mrs. Jenkins,
'1 haven't, any faith in these new
fangled specifics. I've buried eight
children iu my time, and tho good
old-fashioned y.tibi is quite good
eno'igli for me."
A lit tic Soldi liiy, on being ros
cued lv a In siamler from the dock in
to which he had fallen, expressed
heartfelt gratitude, saying: "I am so
glad you got me our. What a lickin'
1 wad have frae nn mither if I had
b on drooued!''
Windmills in Enrope.
American windmills, liko almost
every oilier product of American in
genuity and skill, constitute a typo
quite ditlerent from the older forms
original iu Europe and the East. The
latter all belong to the sumo species,
consisting usually of four arms, set at
angles of 90 degrees, with sails cov
ering but a small fraction of tho cir
cle described in their revolution. The
American mills consist of numerous
radial anus, and have sails set to
closely 'ogether that, practically, the
whole circle is covered.
These sails are commonly wooden
slats or blades, tapcting from did to
cud, and so set that they may inter
cept the whole current of air passing
inside the outer circle described by
their tips. They arc so inclined as to
defl-et the air as it passes among them,
nnd absorb a considerable, portion of
its energy. Thus is formed n "scrow,"
somewhat resembling that of a steam
vessel, but having a much larger
number of blades. U is capable of
giving vastly more power, and has a
much higher flb-iency than tho old
mill; though for a stated power much
smaller and lighter, nnd more "business-like"
Naturally this improved construc
tion, for which credit is due to the
American mechanic, is displacing its
older rival, even in tho home of (lie
hitter, nnd (he American" mill is
now (o be seen all over tho world
England, Oermany, France, Holland,
and their colonies on the opposite sido
of tho globe, having all taken Hup, us
they have so many other of tho fruit
of the genius of the "Yankee" Inven
tor, nud with results most satisfactory
to themselves no less than to the In.
veutor. rEupioeerin? MocazinA .