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PITTSBORO', CHATHAM CO., N. C, APRIL 20, 1893.
Life's PI Iff ri in.
Like those who travel enntward through
1 lie day.
We Journey on along Life's devious way;
Rehind us each a shadow hnsteneth,
Ami suddenly, crc we are quite aware,
I.dI at our utile a presence mute la there
To t e our fellow to the door of (tenth '.
Darker the pal h each raoiueut crows and
At last the journey done, Nightfalls again;
And with the Shadow we lie down to rest,
And slumber peacefully upon Kailli'i brentt.
IK. 1). Sherman, in Harper's Weekly.
How Jim's Wife Went South.
ItV II. O. I.KI.AND.
II was nt the Oglethorpe Club, in
Sfivan nali, one evening not long ago
I'lio quartet of men in tlio big bay
window were (In oo of Ihem old ac
quaintances, although mooting (hut
day in tho touihcrii city by iicoident.
Pond was on hi wnv to Pulatka to
join his c mst survey party; Georgcaon
had been down at Key Wet on n
collecting trip for the National Mil.
1)011111,111111 was now on .Ida way buck
to Washington ; Middlchrook, a col.
lego friend of Pond's, was visiting in
Savannah Willi Judge Borden, who
had introduced the trio ut the club
and was now, sifter a perfect li.t'o
dinner, entertaining (hem with story
nftvr story of southern life before and
during tlio war.
The judge was an elderly man, fa
mous us a raconteur, mid, young in
heart himself, was fond of younger
men, and never enjoyed himself bo
woii as on occasions of this kind; but
ho finally (looped short after a yarn
iihout the occupation of Savannah by
"Don't ask mo for any more, boys.
Tlioso were great days, and you may
well regret that you wcro born so lale.
I would hardly exchange my experi
ence for nil your youth and ambition.
Let me sec. You're the oldest of the
three, Mr. Pond, and yet I'll warrant
you remember nothing of the war."
Pond, a tall, dark fellow of thirty
odd, well known In scientific circles
in Washington, smiled broadly:
"1 was thinking, judge,'' he said,
'while you were lulling that experi
ence of your wife's at Nashville of an
experience of another littlo woman
hud at the north about the 6.11110 time,
and while, as yon suppose, I remem
ber nothing of the war myself, 1
havo a vivid personal interest in this
"Let in hoar it," said tlio judge,
"it's only fair that tlio other sido
should be given a chance." And call
ing for cigars the judgo settled back
in his easy chair in a comfortable way,
as good a listener as ho was a lalker.
"The little woman in iny mind,"
said Pond, "was living iu Baltimore
in 18G2. She was only twenty, but
had been married two years, and a girl
baby of nearly a year occupied lier
time day and night. Six months be
fore her husband had been sent to
North Carolina and was acting as
naval storekeeper at an important
station of the North Atlantic squad
ron, and she had been left in a board
ing bouse with u widowed nuuf.
'It was awfully bard on the poor
littlo thing to live away from her hus
band, but of course it was no place for
her down there; t-o she had to niako
tl.e best of it on his infrcqitont letters.
She actually used to put the baby up
in her high chair and mako believe that
she was Jim just back from the south)
aud she'd tell her how much she loved
him, and how loucsomo she'd been
while ho was gone, and what a gcod
baby she had been and bow glad ho
would be to see her, until sho was nl
mixed up in her personal pronouns
and broke down and crio-l over her
own poor little game.
"In fact, it only took about seven
mouths to inako her desperate. In
ipito of Jim's description of the deso
lation of the place, and in fact partly
because of it, she made up her mind
to join him. Three-quarters of Jim's
salary had been coming to her every
mouth from the paymaster general's
oftlco in Philadelphia, nud so she
wrote lo that fllcial and told him
plainly that she must get transporta
tion to Wilmington, N. ('. , and that
she would die, or something of the
sor', if sho didn't. In a fow days a
reply came, on official paper, signed
J. C. Smith, assistant,' stating that it
was practically impossiblo to comply
with her request, but that an oppor
tunity might come by some possibility
at some future day, and asking fur
ther particulars as to her reasons, ,
whether her husband was sick and
whether she was strong enough to
stand such a rough journey.
"The littlo woman replied in full,
and thinking 'J. C. Smith' lo be a
person of great importance, made as
strong an appeal to him ns possible
Ilia reply, which camo promptly,
strengthened her idea of bis impoi-
l;i"ce fr lie lct Umt lie hal lent
touched by her appeal and Hint it was
fortmialo dial her original letter had
coino to him, for ho would be able to
do 111 010 for her than any one in Phil
adelphia. And thou more questions
wore a.kcd ami tho correspondence,
was continued, on Iior part with the
single idea that 'tho good Mr. Smith'
was doing his best (o secure bur pas
sago to Wilmington, white on his part
it was an attempt to obtain money
under falso pretences, for tho scoun
drel was only an impecunious clerk in
tiio ofilco and of bad reputation as was
"At last a letlor came, written ns
usual on official paper, stating that
tlio chance had come, that the coal
schooner Sarah Jano would sail for
tho station from pior 8, Richmond,
just outside of Philadelphia, on the
following Wednesday and that tho lit
tlo woman should come to Philadel
phia on the train arriving at 8 o'clock
Tuesday evening and should go to
Krugcr's Hotel on Blank street, whero
'Mr. J. C. Smith' would meet her and
sco that sho was mado comfortable
and put on tho vessel in the best shape
'Then sho was happy I She told
her mint that sho and tho baby wore
going to join Jim and in spito of tin;
strongest protestation? proceeded to
pack her trunk.
She had never travelled, except
from tin native farm down on the
eastern shore to Baltimore, and the
old lady insisted that in her incxperi
ciico and wi h a young baby sho would
meet with all sorts of trouble nud
would probably not get their alive.
Smith had stated in his letter that
there was only room i.i tho Sarah Jane
for one passcngor and so tho aunt
could not have gone too.
"In spito of every thing, however,
tho trunk was packed and with (ho
baby's crib and tlio pet rocking chair
was put on board tho train laic Tues
day afternoon and the littlo woman
an I the baby had a whole scat to
themselves and rattled over to Phila
delphia in tho bunipcty-biiuip fashion
of tho sixties. Holding the baby on
0110 arm the littlo mother pulled out
Smith's letter and read it over two or
three times and every time she read it
her mind tuiagnvo her more. The
most Innocent, unsuspecting person in
the world herself, somo good angel
must havo put suspicion into her
mi ml, or, if not suspicion, at least the
idea that it would bo safest lo go
straight to the schooner, for might it
not sail without her if sho wont to tho
"And so, when tho train drew into
Philadelphia and tho passengers were
discharged into the mob of howling
hackincn her woman's intuition picked
out tlio only honest one in tho lot, a
young Irishman, and sho asked him
how much he would chargo to take
her to pier 8, Richmond.
'"Well;" ho said, 'Oi cuddent do it
fur a ciut under siviu dolhrs. It ud
take four hours.'
"Then she told him that she was
going to join r husband in the south,
and that she hadn't but ten dollars
with her, and she would need most of
it for other things, and so ho dropped
to three, for he was jist back from the
iir-i-iny' himself, and 'wuddent rob a
soldier's wife,' and tho trunk and nrib
ami rocking chnir wcro piled on the
old trap, and (he mother and buby
climbed iulo tlio musty interior, and
jolty, gloomy, interminable ride began.
"Richmond and pier 8 were reached
at last, and tho Irishman and tho little
woman, both loaded with baggage,
went, as directed, out to the end of the
pier and across four vessels in all
stages of lading, until tho Sarah Jano
was reached. Tho captain was on
shore and the male was so taken by
surprise that trunk and furniture were
deposited on the deck and tho hack-
man was paid mid had gone before he
recovered oiiough to ask what under
tho sun sho wanted.
" 'Arc you tho captain of this ves
sel?' nsked tho littlo woman. And
when he said that he was not and that
the captain had gone ashore, but was
expected back soon, she calmly saM
she'd wait and scatod herself in the
littlo rocking chair, between trunk
and cradle, aud rocked to and fro,
singing softly to tho baby, until after
a whilo big, rnund-shouldcrcd, down
cast Captain Grimes mado his appear
ance. " 'How de do, mom?' ho said. 'I'm
Cap pen Grimes and tho boys scz you
want to seo me.'
" 'Captain Grimes, weren't you ex
pecting me?' And her heart began to
"'Wal, no, mom! I can't say as 1
cxuctly was.' Then looking at the
trunk, 'You don't mean to tell mo as
you calculate) to ship with us?'
"Why, I whs sent tor to Balti
more by Mr. Smith of the pnymaiter
general's office, and ho wrote me that
liC had arranged everything and that
1 was to sail for Wilmington on lue
Sarah Jane lirst thing in the morning.'
And nearly ready to cry, the poor lit.
tie thing stood there in the lantern
light with her baby huggod tight to
her breast, the picture of distress.
" '1 never sot eyes on your 'Mr.
Smith,' nud I never licarn tell of him,
and thcro ain't no possibility for you
to go on any such a craft as this here,''
said tho old follow, "so you'd jest
better come ashore with me, mom, and
I'll lake you to a respectable tavern."
"Tho littlo girl nearly broke down,
but with tears in her eyes and great
sobs in her voice, she (old tho captain
her story and begged him to taKe her.
And when ho said that ho had 110
room, no place in which he could put
her and nothing to givo her to cat, sho
declared that she could sleep on deck
and if they had hard tack and water
that would bo enough for her, and see
iug denial still in his grim old faco
she choked down her sobs and sat
resolutely down in her chair and said
she would stay, they must take her.and
that was the end of it. Tho captain
still expostulated, but sho said witli a
lofty air that this letter from the pay
master genoral of the navy, which she
had in her pocket, was authority
enough for him, and that he'd be paid
for tho pnssngo if that was what ho
wanted, and that (with great, ompha
sie) sho was going to stay?
'Then sho rocked back and forth
with great spirit, and as tho baby be
gan lo whimper, 'Yes, mother's dar
ling, it is going to sue its father, and
no cruel-hearted old sailor is going to
make it stay any longer! There,
there, there, go-to-slcep, go-to-sleepl'
"It wis a hard light, but she won!
The old fellow gave in gruinblingly
and went below to see about ways and
moans. I lo gave her his own bunk
and ringed up scroous for her, und
she had presence of mind enough to
smile nud thank him warmly when ho
showed her tho miserable hole, and (e
praiso the greasy bacon and hard tack
and wlclohel codec tlicv brought lior
in the morning.
"The voyago was a hard one, but
sho fat on deck in her chair all day
long. The few nieii on board wo;o
very respectful, aud tho ciptain and
mule ma le much of the baby. There
was nasty weather rounding Cape
llaltcrno, and at one linio thoy were
in great danger, but the littlo woman
could 1 1 v; r be mudo to go bolow.
Advice, entreaties nor commands had
any effect. Stationing herself abaft
the ni;i in 111 iet. or somewhere on deck,
she stuck out tho storm, her eyes
(uriiod always to the sou'-sou'-west,
where Jim wa.
"And when at last Ihcy glided be
hind (he breakwater and tho harbor
master's boat put out to meet them,
with Jim on board, thcro she stood,
near ihe bow, her baby in her arms,
her eyes brimming with tears and her
face transfigured with gladness."
"She was a plucky littlo girl," said
the judge, as Pond concluded, "and
luckier, too, than many another poor
wife was in tlioso days. Hut (lid they
never learn anything more about that
"Yes! The husband wrolc to a
friend in the office nnd tho matter was
investigated. Smith was discharged
with a little extremely plain talk from
tho gencriil which resulted in his dc
partnro for other scene'.1'
"But where comes in that vivid
personal interest which you said you
had iu tho story?" asked Middle
brook. "Why," said Pond, as ho relighted
his cigar, "I married t lie baby."
Thirty quail nl One Shot.
"I sec that a man who killod
twenty-four quail with 0110 shot
claims (lie championship record,"
8 iid Frank Noisinger yesterday.
"Now I don't want to boast, but
this gentleman who killed twenty
four quail with 0110 shot must
take a back seat , for I killed no less
than thirty with one shot, and I can
prove it widi aflidavits. It was soon
after one of tho curly falls of snow
last year and I caught sight of a
covey of probably sixty huddled to
gether under a hedge. I knelt down
and from probably thirty yards drew
a bead from the centre of tho brown
mast. I only lircd 0110 shot, but
tho charge scattered well, nud I
picked up thirty quail."
Frank stopped to sco the effect of
his story. Ho evidently read in
credulity written 011 the faces of his
hearers, for lie added:
"It was south of Priucslon, and I
can piovo it by the man who was
with me. Was it sportsmanlike? Oh,
welt you know, I knew 1 could break
tho record nnd well, I am n littlo
ashamed of it, but it is done and I
have nothing more to tay.'' Kansas
CHll.DREBi'S COLI MN.
lRoc.kal):', lullaby, bees in the clover,
Crooning so drowsily, crying so low,
Ilockaby, lullaby, dear little Itovrr.
Down into Wonderland,
Down to the Wonderland go.
Itockahy, lullaby, rain on the clover,
Tears on the eyelids that wave ami weep,
ltockaby, lullaby, bending it over,
Down on the inotherworld.
Down on the other world sleep.
I Sew York Recorder.
K!TK-H.YIN; IX CHINA.
Somo of tho amusements of the
children iu America and Europo tiro
in China the pastimes of grown pee
pie, and there oid men may often bo
seen flying kites while children look
on. In tho matter of kite-flying, how
ever, thcro is some excuse for tho
oldcrft taking an interest in tho game,
ns in 1 lii r Ihcy excel all other nations.
Their kites arc generally constructed
of a thin, tough km 1 of paper und
strips o split banboo. Willi those
materials they make kites of every
conceivable form, dragons and birds
being tho favorites, but some aro iu
the shape of men and insects, epe
einlly dragon flics. The kites arc
pierced with holes covered with
vibrating cords; so, as tho kite goes
up, the air rushing through them
makes a loud humming noise. Mew
Y'ork Mail and Express,
lU'VIXU l'AGAN HAWKS.
In Egypt, and in many other coun
tries, it is the custom to throw away
girl-babies. They arc cast into tho
rivers, or are fed to wild animals. Of
course, this is very terrible for us to
think about, and, lately, somo good
people have found a way to prevent
tho slaughter iu .1 measure. An order
has been formed, calle I the Order of
tho Holy Childhood. Each member
gives 0110 cent a month, or twclvo
cents a year. Willi this money, which
amounts to a great deal if there are
many members, missionaries aro sent
lo Egypt and to all countries where
ihcy destroy babies, with instructions
to buy all tho liitlo children they can
find. A baby-girl rarely costs moro
than two cents, and tho missionaries
buy ImmliCv, just in time to save
them from a watery giave. The chil
dren aie then scut to Christian in
stitutions and arc brought up to bo
civilized women. New York Ledger.
HOW NED rNI.OADKI) IHE SI.EDS,
One day last winter, when the snow
was hard, the boys in our part of tho
town had a lino lime coasting down a
long hill. For a change they decided
to capture Ned and make him draw
llicin through the streets.
Ned was an old donkey owned by
no one. 11c lived by picking up what
stray bits he could find on the sU'ccIc,
and sheltered himself 111 an old shed.
After some hunting they found him
taking his lunch from an ash barrel.
They let him eat what ho wanted so
that he might bo ns good-natured as
possible. A boy ran home and biouglit
some pieces of old rope. Then they
mado n rough kind of harness.
Ned was kind enough to stand still
whilo they harnessed him. Then they
fastened their sleds together, with .Too
Brown's in front, for ho was lo
I Joe took up his cord reins, and gavo
the word to Ned to "got up." Tho
donkey only turned and looked buck
at the dozen or more sleds to which ho
was lied. I think he decided that the
load was too much for him. Joe used
a switch on him, but ho hung his
head and stood quite still. Alter
waiting somo time, the boys grew
tired and began to initio their slods.
Ned looked back and then made a
udden start. Ho trotted down tho
road nt such a rule that the boys had
quite a chase to get on.
Ned found it easier than ho expect,
ed, or else he wanted to make up lost
lime, for he drew them up one street
and down another for a half hour
Then he began to glackon his pace, but
Joo urged him on with his switch,
foor Ned thought thore was to be no
end to his task. A 1 idea seemed to
striko him suddenly, for he rushed
down the stieel at a great rate.
On one side of this street was a
deep ditch. When Ned came to it he
leaped across it, dragging the sleds at
at mglo in such a way that they all
tipped over, leaving the boys in tho
Ned then slat ted on with the empty
sleds, making straight for his old
shed. The boys found him there, eat
ing a wisp of straw. They took his
harness oil and hung it up in tho shod.
But that was the first and last time
they used it, for Ned would never let
them put it on again. To this day, ii
anyone goes near him with a piece of
rope, he will take to his heels, Out
A SHAM BATTLE.
Pima and Maricopa Indians on a
A Bloodless But Exciting Con
test for a Guidon.
For the lirst time in a quarter of n
century tho Pima and Maricopa In
dians on a recent Wednesday took the
warpath at Phwiiix, Arizona. About
1000 strong they gathered at the littlo
town of Tempo, nine m'lcs east of
Phiuuix, nnd for a day held possession
of Ihe burg and surrounding heights.
1 Clad in tho briefest of nttire, with
hawk feathers in their hair, and
painted in red, yellow and blue, they
presented themselves iu their nust
hideous and warlike guise, and with
howls and pistol shots for accompani
ment charged on horseback hither and
(hither apparently bent on the most
bloody work of destruction.
But the warfare was only a mimic
one. The Pima and Maricopa tribes
aro and ever have been friends of the
pale faces and their presence in Tempo
was duo eo'cly to tho invitation from
the local Board of Trade. The In
dians had been notified a week before
of what would be expected of them,
nnd also of the important fact that
three oxen und 10,000 pounds of Hour
wcro to bo tlio rewards of their exer
tions. Tho invitation hud been ac
cepted with alacrity and the braves
gathered on tho appointed day in
strong force. 'While :ho two tribes
aro friendly and occupy the same
reservation south of Phieuie, they are
yet of distinct origin, habits and
language. They were, therefore,
opposed in the Indian battle.
Tcmpe buttc is a prominent knob
COO feet in height, jutting abruptly
from the valley plain and shading the
littlo town.' On the summit is a large
and picturesque group of rugged
rocks. Here the Maricopns took llitir
stand to defend the po-ition against a
much stronger force of Pi mas. On a
pole aloft wiis a shock of human hair
representing a Pima ceJtlp, displayed
as a taunt to the focnicn bolow.
The gago of battle was accepted
curly iu the forenoon. I'p the i;ugh
and steep sides of the butto came the
Pinias, some s'ealing along ou foot
and others boldly climbing the slope
011 their elurdy ponies. Blood curd
ling yells came Uniting down the
mountain side, arrows Hew, gnus
woro discharged and from I wo sides
tho fortress was scaled. Around the
sculp guidon the e inlet raged hand
lo hand. The play was well carried
011. Whilo bloodless, the contest was
none Iho less real. Tho Pima, by
force of numbers, reached the pole,
secured the scalp and letircd iu
triumph, but half-way down the
mountain their reheating columns
wcro surprised by an unexpected sor
tie, and a daring Maricopa buck 011 a
fleet pony toro away the scalp and
boro it away to a place of mfcly.
Still, according to the tcrtui of the
eavugo agreement governing t lie con
test, the Pimas had won. Tho victory
was celebrated in (he usual aboriginal
manner by a chorus of songs, rhyth
mic as the beat of a clock and as mo
notonous, and by dancing, in which
tho prowess of each warrior was de
lineated by himself. The squaws, loo,
had dances that gloriihsd tho deeds of
Then cumo tho barbecue, every
portion of tho slaughtered beeves
vanishing under tho not too fas
tidious appetites of the reconciled
About 4000 whites were iu attend
nnco to witness tho evolutions of the
Indians, the sight proving especially
interesting to a large number of visit
ors from the East. The day was a
perfect one in every respect and mi
marred by a single unpleasant inci
dent San Francisco Examiner.
A Man with a tigantic Itriiin.
This question about Ben Butler's
onorinous brain reminds me of an odd
character who now resides iu Wash
ington, 1). C. Loftus J. Parker, a
man who has a natural case of "big
head"' that surpasses anything known
in physiological or niiuiom'eal litera
ture. Butler had sixty-three ounces
of brain, (if 1 rightly remember ihe
accounts that were published iu the
newspapers shortly after the autopsy)
but this man Parker surely has one
hundred ounce. If his skull is 110
thicker than that of the average man,
and the specific gravity of the thought
matter contained therein is simitar to
that of tho mnill-hcaded varieties of
the genus homo, then Mr. Parker will
show n brain weight much greater
than that of Butler, Cuiiicr aud other
Paikcr's head is simply enor
mous meastti irg a fine ion over
thirty-two inches around, that of the
"average man" being eleven inches
smaller. Mr. Parker is a mau of
about fifty years of age.
Twenty or twenty-five years ago
three Washington physicians noticed
the monstrous si.o of his brain-pan
and resolved to own It after Mr.
Parker had 110 further use for it.
They called him in one day and mado
known their de-ires. At that time ho
was 11 business man of the Capitol,
not exactly as successful as the Stew
arts, Diexclfland Guards, Mill ho was
making a fair living. These medicos
proposed to him that ho retire on a
bonus or subsidy which they would
pay regularly if ho would sign an
agreement to the effect that they were
lo be tho sole owners of his gigantic
Bkull and contents after ho had "shuf
fled oil this mortal coil." An agree
ment was soon arrived at, and Parker
retired on the "endowment" which
was then and there set aside for his
maintenance. I understand that he
has already outlived two of Iho physi
cians that made tho proposal, and that
the third is likely to lose nil interest
iu the skull before Parker relinguish
oa his right to what is generally
known ns "the biggest head in the
world." Su Louis It public.
Willing lo Pay.
When the subject of doctors' fees i9
mentioned a weli known physician
likes to toll the l ry of a young man
who was very ill and very poor, to
wh' in he gave unremitting care nnd
finally nui-od back to health.
Before he had recovered his strength
ho drugged himself feebly to iho doc-
j tor's ollh-n and endeavored to express
his gratitude, which vas not greater
than his grief that ho had nothing but
thanks with which to repay tho debt.
"Unless," said the young man hesi
tatingly, "you would he willing tc
accept payment iu my wnv.''
"What is your way?" inquired tho
doctor, witli some amusement.
"I am n musician by profession,'
replied the young man; "I teach t lie
Hu e aud I should liko to give you
some lessons upon it."
"Ah!" exclaimed the doctor
thoughtfully, "so you arc a flute play
er. I'll tell you," he faid, whimsical
ly. -I am too busy u man to lake
lessons on the flute, but supposo yon
niuko yoiir-elf comfortable here in the
office while I go my rounds nnd blow
out tiio amount you think you owe
The young man who appears la
have been of a literal turn of minds,
actually took his beloved lime from its
bag and was about to begin the pay
ment when ho caught, tho doctor's ex
pression and saw that the suggestion
was made in j.ike.
Ho scorned so oppressed with
gratitude nud anxious lo do some
thing." says the doctor in telling the
story," that I let him play at an enter,
(aiiiment for some poor children not
long after, and if Hute-p'nying had
any va ue he certainly blew out the
entire amount of his indebtedness on
that occasion and seemed to bo greatly
relieved.'" Chicago News.
fashions in Words.
Talking about iasluous in word,
there should he a fashion of having
them express wha' they mean or mean
what they express, h is quite the
usual thing to receive cards to .semi
public afl'iirs like private views of
exhibitions, or club concerts, amnion
entertainments, etc, where (here is a
promenade for social purposes between
the numbers, which invitations beat
tho word-, "full dies". Now the
question is, d es "full dress" mean
"full dies'," or what does it mean?
You can rest assured whatever you do
iu tiio matter of following tho advicj
supposed to be hidden in Iho com
mand you will lie sorry you did not
do the other thing. More than half
ihe women will be there in bonnets 01
in high gowns, which isn't full divs
nt all as everybody must acknowl
edge, and the sprinkling who will he
in decollete at ire will not look as well
or as appropriately dressed ns they
.should, because the timidity of others
has mado them singular. It is quite
lime it canto lo be generally under,
stood that "full dress' for women
means but one thing, exactly as it does
for men. Chicago Herald.
Kitty's Imaginary Feast.
The other d y when kitty lay sound
asleep in the cushioned chair she uses
for a bed, I put a small pic :c of fresh
beef on the end of a toothpick and
held it within half an inch of her nose.
After a few sccotids the muscles of
tho throat twitched slightly, the mouth
opened, tho jaws Ivgau to work, and
every detail of chewing and swallow
ing followed, nf;cr which she licked
her lips, but slept light on, and she
did not awake for some time after
ward. Forest and S re ini
The Real and the Ideal.
He had onre loved In youthful days,
Long years ago,
And like the sad but mellow rays
TO.it shimmer from a distant star
To guide the wave-tossed mariner,
The memory of that love lived on,
And ever on bis pathway shone,
Nor ceased to glow.
What matter if she fail to be,
As miny do,
A stnr of hope and destiny?
What matter though her heart grew cold f
What though she pledged her band for
She, in his memory, still was fair
Great truthful eves, soft, sun-kissed hair -Faithful
Knew she was false? Yes, fur too well ;
Love is not blind ;
Yet, after years, his thoughts would dwef..
Not ou the worlding. false and base,
But on the fair child's white, pure face
Till from his life the woman lied
And in Lis heart the child Instead
Vas there enshrined.
I Washington Post.
His laugh lasts who laughs last.
France had 4000 last year and the
coroner didn't get a fee out of tho
Nothing can compare to an cartli
quukc in tho country for opening up
Tho wise school ma'am doesn't wait
till Arbor Day to phur. a birch where
it will do the most good.
Loiters three thousand years old
have been found iu the mounds of
Kjiypt. It is timo they were an
swered. "Miss Budd's heart is like a volumo
in a circulating library." "How is
that?'' "Not to be kept longer than
"Nine belles of Beaver liani, Wis.,
have had a wood-sawing match. Tho
sawing was easy, but the effort lo
sny nothing must have been a strain.
Jasper Brown never seems to hoar
his door bell nowadays. People
ring and then go away. .Iiimpuppc
Of course he can't hear ii, He is over
his cars iu debt.
Guest (to hotelkeeper, who lias jiibt
handed him his bill) Tell 1110, is not
tills the house where the poet Schiller
lodged one night before he wrote the
play, "Tho Rubbers?"
A Kansas City (Mo.) man calls his
dog Christopher Columbus. This
is rather overdoing the matter.
Christopher had thrco barks whilo tho
Kansas City canine has but one.
Not to bo Caught Barber (insinu
atingly, as lie removes the wrappor)
You're thinning out badly about tho
crown, sir. You want something on
your 'air. Customer (rising hastily)
Yes, my hat! Exit.
Charley Oweniull I wish I lived in
Greenland. Mr. Fiend yenss Why
so? Charley Oivoinall Because tho
nights there arc I lire weeks long.
How nice it must be tell a lull col
lector to call around in iho morning.
A Famous Stallion.
Says tho Western Horseman: "In
1788 there were landed ot Philadel
phia, from a sailing vessel, somo Eng
lish thoroughbred horses. Several of
them, exhausted by the voyage, wcro
carefully taken to shore, but one. a
rugged gray stallion, with a ringing
neigh, stepped briskly down the gang
plank and dashed away from the pier,
with, two grooms holding him in.
This was the advent of the famous
Messenger, destined lo exert n greater
influence on the future stock of
America than any other horse ever
upon the continent. A fow of his de
scendants iu the fourth generation
still survive. Siauib m', 2.074, hold
ing the stallion record of America, is
in the tilth generation through his
dam. aud the eighth through tho dam
of Sultan, while Kremlin, 207, a
formidable claimant of t lie standard
record, is in the si.vih rcuiovo through
the male line."
Big Trees in tlm Mnrtliwest.
One hears a good deal of t lie big
troos of the Northwest, but iho fact is
thai all vegetation there is luxuriant
beyond tlio belief of the Eastern man.
There are Douglas tirs in Washington
and for some distance north of that
t which are honestly said to bo as tall as
j the Brooklyn Bridge lowers. Plunks
from these trees, sixteen fect wide,
havo been exhibited, and a straight
mast 123 fect long, unmarked by
branches, was cut on tho shore ot
Pngct Sound. Common rradsido
weeds and bushes have a proportion
ate largeness, their leaves being twice
as big and their steins twice as long
as in the Ivisl, and tho ordinary fern
that iu this State grows knee high k
found thcro with stalks seven fiet
'Tho St. Louis now water lower is
aid to be '.he highest iu the world.