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uM, 1 1 ir.l nurt Trnp.
A ? '.!! . I 'iii l'l nil tint's
" il, tiie I Birl ti 'i' : All. I would fd'ni
'I In 'nit, i vnili tin- swottst hold.
i ou'd ,i I 1 hand-c!a:- Pilne ;ui'i
Tin lU' c o! U 'tw I in. ft w itb fear;
Ji.oii-h u..j.lllif New, thld is ili-,n.
A I'lij? I nig in olden clieei ;
I'ui f:u..ii "f nutuiiiii sild tin' leaf I
Tip y i " i it iln: seasons; test the year;
Tin iui-t tin- ,;rupe U'.I Mm! tlip h"af.
Tin ii ti mil-: touch I longest lent
l o o.u tli ii I nir aud IhnianHMl.
A song I f iiif; to olden way.-!
Old nif.. olil homes, olil ingle nooks,
Old faiths "I I'U'fSfiJ olden days;
.'nl nutl.s.oM i byrncn, ami dear old books;
And if with faults, old friends, anil calm
I ui dun in-,' like sonic stately psalm.
U Ans- ure.id of I'ntried baud.
M'nenloM the pftiilii'iun of ibangel
Hold kindly with thy faithful bauds
Its longest reach in yotitbward rang.
Tui sweet as in the new hour's cheer,
I In t'Ulrii hour are dear, more dear.
- The Ousiilanquan.
WON AT LAST.
la tame in wiih
liiul brilliant eye.
I.uura, bending over a spirit lum)
on iho littered mule, gluucjd up lrom
"I wailed uwhile for you, but as
vmi ili.l not tonic" alio observed,
lifting the small copper kettle from
tin) slender bluv flume.
Why did you Wiiit ono moment?"
rl ied L a.
sho hnjjerod somowhat over the
simple operations of removing he,,
gioves uiul pulling up the books she
brought in. She presently gathered
he.-solt" together with an effort.
"Dili you got any luin:li for your
(elf:'" Laura was calmly 'ipping her lea.
"Nor' l.nma, how couttl you? To
work nil day without eating I Do you
iiicuii to say that you have bail noth
ing at all since breakfast?'
Luura, instead of replying, east a
circular glance ubout the room.
What became of tho bun? We
had sonic bun- left, bail wo not?''
Lisa weni to an ancient and somc
what pict.ncsquo cho-t of drawers,
'iiul from under hii improvised drapery
or" half a yiinl of old brocade brought
out a paper bay.
Their eye -i met, ami in a moment
both girls had broken into long thricks
of laughter, ending on Lisa's part
v. uli a halt'-sliuogled sob.
'Oil, Laura. I'm afraid 1 can't
stand it much luiigei ! Ilia to (.0 dc
' Pt-giudtng ?"
Laura hud count med her bun and
was now gathering up the two Japan
ese cups and Mincers.
"Did you lunch to-duy?"
"With Mr Vaiiiin, 1 suppose?"
L'lsu only made a lil'lo motion with
iter pretty head. Then ;
'Cli, Laura, you don't think there's
any harm iu il, do you?" she pleaded
"In your ease no, 1 don't think
there is any harm exactly."'
"Lautu!', You say that so curious
iyl Don't you .think Mr. Yuri-.ni Is
;s a an"
"An honorable man i' I hope so,"
rejoined Laura, coloring in her turn
rapidly unilrr her rich, dark skin.
"In anv other cae 1 should advise
you to bo more careful."
You're olway advising me to be
mote careful, but 1 don't know any
one iiimo independent or in. no care
less as to what oilier pcuplo may
think than yourself,'' remarked the
vounger girl, in a tone a uillo ag
grieved. "luinyid'e it is very different,"
was Iho (-hoit reply. "I inn not pretty.
Von ai r.
"There aie liineB when you arc
very, very handsome, Latua,"" laid
Klsa'a ofl voiei!, witli eainesl convie-
lint it was not ipiitc half tin hour
before, even up thiTe, where the last
rays of the milliner twilight lingered
longer', Lam a was obliged In puh
the work from her. As she did so,
waking from the iie.iiivo absorption
in whii-li .be had been siiiguliir
som.d nttriii-led her, coming from the
outer bidr. of (lie room, ficlling to
bor fuel she saw that V. mi was sob
bing, with her face buried in the dt
ni.) ulied upholslrry the sofa bed.
"What H it.'" Mtid Laura, very
gently and lirnily. Itnt already I. hi'b
face was buried once luoic, and this
lime upon the shoulders of l..iuia'
gray tliill dic-.
"No liiiifT, noihing, Laura 1 Hut,
ohl 1 feel so so unhappy uiul
wiclilicdl I know I'm very, very
wnuk. Hut it's mi dreadful being so
poor and living sn---i"
"I warned you, you know, dear,"
ciniie Laura's ijuict voice.
"Ob, Ikuow, I know I You are so
'l HTM and ali'oui) a Hit lah'lltcdt liut 1
don't believo 1 ever shall succeed, and
Tlioie was n Ii tile pauso, during
which Lisa's sobs grew full of dreary
"You must go home, Lisa.''
There was a pi oiCKting movcniout
of her palpitating little tigurc.
"1 es, you must go back to your
people. You are loo tender, too deli
cate, loo tensilive for this sort of life.
Voti kuov I lold you," the girl went
on, a little wearily, "thai making
one own living and striking out iu
di'pend'jntly for one's self wa not o
easy as it might teem. If u girl has
a good home, even though it wcro
ever so simple a one, she is, per
haps, saleat un d buppiest in its shel
ter." "You mean a girl like me,"' aald
Elsa, sitting up and nodding her head
with dreary sagacity. "You know
that nothing would induce you to go
back to tho sott of life which I should
lead ou the farm with giaudfaiher and
Aunt Polly. But you are different,
omo day you will Mtrcly succeed,
Laura was silent a moment.
"And Mr. Vuriau'r'' the finally raid.
M.e felt the presence of the bluxhon
Iho other's chcyk which she could not
"Don't, don't! Pint cak of
him in iu that wuyl" bieatlted
did Laura a week
Tho summary invitation had evi
dently not ben heard, for the knock
WB6 repeated after a discreel Interval.
This timo Laura rose, and, pencils
in hand, opened the door herself.
"I urn very glad to see you, Mr.
Vurian,"' she mu,I, gravely, ''t'ome
Of the two it was not she who wa
embarrass-, d. Laying diwn her
pencils i-ho pushed a chair tlightly
towards him with the gesture of a
"Mr. Vurian," she said, "1 have
known you but a sliott time, l'lacii
edly we aie strungcr-. Yet I think
we (.lull understand each other. I
do you the credit ot believing that 1
can i-peak frankly to you. 1 asked
yon to come here to see mo for a
special reabon, which I shall broach at
once. You are aware," she concluded,
"that Lisa Miss Hart- ban returned
to her homo uud friend?"'
Indeed.' I had no idea of it.
Laura dropped her eye for a mo
ment. You mnke it more difficult for mo
to say what I w ished," sheobseivcd
in a moment. "Hie has gone back to
friends because (lie was far too sensi
tive and delicate a little denture to
f.ico tho haiid-to-inouili, fctru;gliiig
existence of u r'ouiii'e nit student sii
cessfully. !;hc should never have at
tempted it. 1 blaiu' mysell now, for
I love the 'h'.M d jai ly. Still, her
yt'ii of such experience us she bus
known here would do her no harm,
liitbcrgood, perhap?, were it not for
one tiling," and hero those gray eyes
rested full upon the young man again,
"and wiih that you, Mr. Yuiian, are
The gray eyes flashed scornfully.
"It is unwoilby to diem!'c!"rricd
Laura. "If you have given that poor
child cause to think that you love her,
and have taught her to lovo you in re
turn, there is no reason why you
should attempt so to conceal the fad.
"Pardon inn, 1 have been unnecessar
ily rude uud hasly. Hut I am V. sa's
best friend, 1 think. I know her very
thoroughly. Her happino- seems to
have become, iu some Bonc, my re
sponsibility since she left the safo
shelter of her homo to be with me to
try i ho same life that I have tried.
Mr. Varian, I believe Lisa ii very un
happy now. And''
"And yon think shy in unhappy be.
cause I have trilled with bor atlec
lions':' Led her to tlx tbcui upon urn
w hen" -
of ueur.e, you aro a man of the
world, Mr. nriaii, and KUu is a mere
h.ile, country girl," interrupted Laura,
villi rapid utterance. I lor case, some
how, did not seem so very clear after
all. And strong and collected as she
was she was growing strangely ner
"Milt Lisa is worthy to be tho wife
of any man," she hurried on. "Anil"
she paused abruptly.
"I honor you more (ban I can sny
for what I have seen of you in Iho
lasl ten minutes," said Viirian's voice
at this juncture. "Lew women would
have had such ilircctncs. such loynlly
to n fi ii'iitl, such courage. Hut llinre
i a mistake here. I I cannot inairy
Liu', a raisi'd her head. Lor a
Moment they measured each other.
"You cniiiiot ninnv''
IlTTSKORO CHATHAM CO., N. C, APRIL 27, I8K.
"No. Uucauso I d not lovo her,
I have looked upon her as a pi city
chibl nothing more; and mindful
of her grand fallal ' kindness to mo
tho summer that I was thrown from
in v horse when riding near his place,
nud laid up under his roof for weeks,
I havo tried to do w hat little I could
for hcr. That is a!l. I sought bor
out, not for herself, but becauso she
was your ft ieud because she was
Hio had turned ashy pale. The
pallor of her cboek was reflected on
YarianV Ho had not thought to
speak so soon. T heir eyes held each
other for a long, breathles pause.
In an instaul the young man was ou
his knees al her side
"Laura I Laura I"
''So, no, uol" She shrank away
from his touch ; but he had seen tho
expression of her eyes, and all his
jniUcs beat in the intoxication of a
"You miisl go away; you must
never come back," she cried hoarsely.
L ima! You c in't mean lluit'i"
the poor fellow gasped. '
i-ho had risen to hcr feet. 1
"Why? Why?"' he stammered, !
following her as she leticatcd from ;
lii in. A light burst upon him, in"
diii ed by something iu her fuce.
"It cannot be that You arc !
not thinking of Lisa, of MisHuri? ;
Hul thih is folly, madness! I'm- a girl ;
like you - bead uud (.luillders above
oilier women such a stand is incom
prehensible!" "Mie loved you; she trusted me,''
said Laura, rigid and white in hcr
effort at self-control.
"tiood heaven !" the man exclaimed,
driven to bay, "you would not havo
nte marry a girl I do not love simply
because she happened to fancy other
wise? 1 deplore the. delusion, but
what inoro can I do? Laura," ho
pleaded, "you will not say mo nay?'
"Yes." She still stood rigid, with
"At least,"' he pleaded again, "will
you not tell mo (hat you cute for n i e
Not even then would she raise her
"Very well. I tha'l 0 now, but I
shall come back. IV you hear me?
Time works many changes--und 1
shall ret in n."
And, i-o sayiu, he left her.
Ilul she never hoped for his ritiiin.
She never expected it.
Tho lasl of the warm days had
flown; (he autumn afternoons were
growing short. Laura worked on,
leading her own solitary life.
She had resigned herself to the soli
tude in which she seemed to havo
been abandoned. Her pencil never
faltered In those days. Hut tho hand
thai wielded il hud grown ibiu and
white, and Iho blue veins tdiowcd like
deiicate tracery uinler the transparent
She was coming home late one dark
afternoon, when, in iho gloom fi led
lauding before her door, she made out
an indistinct form. It did not move
al her appronch, and only when she
had thrown open the door did she rec-ognii-
who it was.
Then she staggered back a little.
"Y'ou see, I have come backus 1
told you I would," said Varian.
Iu the stronger light of the room he
saw how changed she was and how she
"L un a- my poor girlP
Lvcn then she strove to pti'li him
"(.iood heaven, Laura?'' he cried,
stepping back ; "do you not know that
L sa Hart is married?"
"Mat l ied 1"
He drew a folded newspaper from
"You see, she was married two
weeks ago, and to a inn n I happen to
know, a clever young urtist, rising in
his profession, who spent his summer
sketching ou her grandfather's farm.
Now, Laura, will you come lo me?''
"tth, how could she, how could she"
Torpcl me so soon?" laughed
nriaii. "Pardon me, dearest, but I
think you rather overruled (ho depth
of her feelings. She liked mo no bel
ter than she would luivn liked many
other inc.l w ho happened lo be a little
kind or attentive to her. She i a
dear, sweet little woman, but"- ho
broke off immediately "why should
wo talk of her. You havo not yet
iiiiswered a question 1 onto pat to
" What question ?" The girl's eyes
would not meet hi-.
"I aked you once if you cared for
me a lilile."
Then, indeed, her gray ryes met his
with Iho full glaucu of the Laura of
"I think I have always cared
from tho first more than a lull',"
fci, -aid. rW l-ifc. i ni I"i I
IHIMt-RF.VS C'OLVM J.
i.i i n.r mis Mm.. 1 1
Little Miss Midget Is all in a Bike
(IIt cares as a mother are ieH i un
Enough to make hcr deBpnin ,
' ' 'b, have run seen Tolly ?
My best little dolly;
I'm so careful of hcr.but I frei like ni leg
I've left her t don't know ln i. ."
"What did she c.ir'.'
Her own ringlety hair,
One little red shoe, hcr - ye, hrt nid Iv.kel
And -ob, her bc-u-lif ul simle - "
Pon't cry little Midget,
"l ii foolish to adgct.
I""r there, In plain view, sln kingout of yo'ir
Were Polly's poor legs all the whiin.
'ew Orleans 1'ii-aviine.
WHAT JS KIM AHAHl' ?
Git in arabic is a juice which comes
from the bark of the acacia tree. H
hardens as it runs, uud forms iu lumps
thosiz'jofa plgoou's egg. Morocco
Is the bust producing country for this I
gum, and the native Moort live upon
I the money vvhh'h they get from its
i Mile. About the 1st of January the
; Moors ciicnmp on the borders of the
' forest to gather their annual hatvest
1 of gum. Litile Moorish boys at e sent
into the woods to gather tho egg-like
; lumps from the outside of the trees, i
while their elders load it upon camels j
and prepare to carry it lo the seaports, i
In its natural slat: the gum is very j
', nourishing. Three ounces of il, or a j
; lump uol much bigger than (in egg, j
will supply u little Moor with food for
a whole day. Six ounces are allowed j
for a mail. N.Y. Ledger. I
JOHSMl'l lyr. M'ARKOW, ;
Last summer, writes John C. Mil- j
lin, 1 found a "parrow as I was play- ,
: ing in the slice! ; it had been wounded
1 by to.'iic cruel boy aud it could not fly.
1 took it up tenderly und stalled for
When 1 was near the house I saw
Komo boys coming toward mo with
braiishooters. I hastily put the bird
under my jacket, for fear that they
would tase it from me. I then wont
into tho house.
My mother bathed the wound and j
gave tho bird something to eat. The ,
next morning it was a Utile belter ;
sometimes it would fly up and sit on
the top of a picture that hangs iu Iho
kitchen, just over where my sister tits,
and would cat the flic as they Hew
Whon it was strong enough to fly
away, my father took it out aud put it
ou a bush, but after my father hud
gone iu the house aud closed the dooo1'
it flew buck into the house through tho
Tho sparrow grew to bo very lame,
and would eat from my baud. 1 1
lived wiih us about three weeks, and
one morning when wo arose he was
gone. Wo were all very sorry to lose
it, and I hope to have another pet this
milliner. New York Jteeoidtr.
r.l i riMI OUT (IF BID 1HI WI.ONH WAV.
Whenever little boys uud girls are
cross, it is a sure sign they must hove
gotten out of bed the wron way.
As a general thing, Leonard is a
very good little boy, indeed, but even
the best little boys will sometimes get
up in the morning fceiiiu cross at
everything uud everybody, without
knowing just j why. When this
happens to Leonard, his inaiiimu will
say: "Oh, Leonard, jump right into
bed again, quick."
"Hut why, mamma?''
"Oh, I'm sure you got out of tho
bed with tho wrong fool, so get into
bed again dear, and tiy to get out
with the right foot Ibis time."
So Leonard will tako oil' his shoes
and stockings and climb into bed
"Which foot must 1 put out fust
"1 don't know, Leonard," snys iiis
mother, "only bo sure to put out the
light foot. I can always tell two
minutes after you get up if you havo
put out tho right one."
And then Leonard is so busy look
ing for the right foot to put out of
bod lirst, that ho forgets he ever was
I think if every Jit tie boy nnd girl
would follow Leonard's example, und
got back into bed again when they get
up cross in the morning, nud stay
there until they lind the right fool, it
would be ever so much nicer. Don't
you think so, too? .New Orleans
Yabsley Did you ever tackle any
of those "missing word" contest?
I Mudge Yes. Iho missing wotd
was "yes," but I could not gel hcr lo
I Miy it. Indianapolis Journal.
i Kabbits have heroine a pest in purls
.il K iiisin. A bciintv of live cents
i'aeli is paiil for rabbit scalps in Buibcr
i '.mill v.
TUK TCI MITflPPAPH I
InLv J CLi'lU 1 UvjlXirfl.
A ('urioin Machine Which I
Said to Work Perfectly.
It Transmits Writiner and Tic
tnre3 by Wire.
The very latest thing iu Iclegraph j
instrument Is called the telauloitralib. I
or long-distance, writing machine. Ii
consists of a transmitter aud a iccciver
j associated for use at one station. The
' mechanism ot the machine isextrcinc
; ly simple aud direct. An ordinary
lead pencil is used iu transmitting.
Near its point two silk cords are fas
tened at right angles lo each oilier.
These connect with tho instrument,
and, following the motions of the
pencil, ".egulale tho impulses that con
trol the receiving pen at the dislHiit
Tho writing i done
paper live inches wide, conveniently I
ariuugcd on u roll attacked lo the :
machine. A lever is so moved by (be
band as to sbifl the paper forward
mechnuically at the transmitter nnd
electrically ut the receive". Tho re
ceiving pen is a capillary gla-s tube
placed ut Iho junction of two alum
inum arms. .;
It is supplied with ink, which flows
from u reservoir, through a small
lube placed in one of the tirnis. The
electrical impulses, coming over the i
w ire, move the pen of the recorder j
simultaneously with the movements of j
tho pencil iu the hand of the tender.
As the pen passe over the paper an
ink tracing is left, which is alwt.ys u
facsimile of tho sender's motions,
w helher in tne formation of letters,
fig it res, signs or sketches.
" There is pri'e'ically no limit to the
i woik that this machine w ill do, said
; John II. Bryant. "Wherever a record
i is required it is invaluable. From
; his office a business man can send in
! feiructions to the factory, close by or
! many miles distant, und have them dc
I livercd in bis own handwriting. A
I broker dealing by wire mil give quo
I tatioiis and execute order to buy and
t sell securities without danger of dis
pute. A physician iu:'y wire Ins pro
si ription to a iiruggiit, using the arbi
trary codo of the profession, conti
deul that no mistake will be made iu
the transmission. A reporter writing
up a tire or an accident of any kiud,
can send to In paper a sketch of his
subject taken on the spot. Supt.
Bvrues w ishing to notify u!I the police
precincts at om e of the escape of a
burglar could not only do so as quick
ly a by telegraph but he could be
sure that his order were transmitted i
in his own riling, and
description "f 'he man coin
sketched at the nunc lime if neccs
snry." Speaking of the telephone Mr.
Bryant said that the telautograph
would become more populur than the
former inrtrumcut, bemuse there
would be no buzzing on the wire,
aud no question to be asked nnd an
swered pcih'ips a I ' 1 1 times before
gelling a definite reply. "This turtle
of ours," said he, "w ill keep moving
along nnd have your messngo all re
corded before the telephone is through
buzzing. There will be no more
strikes of messenger boys, for while
we are wailiug for the boy to come,
the message, written on the machine,
will be at its desi inauon. Then,
ngrdii, a man can go ouuy and leave
his machine locked up in his desk.
When he returns iu one, iwo or half
a docn days, he will timl the messages
sent to him by hi" friends all recorded
on the roll paper in his desk."
In cities and towns the telautograph
will be operated on the exchange or
central station plan, iu much the same
manner us the telephone is now w orked.
Prof. Klisha Gray, the inventor of the
telautograph, has devoted his Ii fc to the
perfection of communication by elec
tricity. He invented the musical tele
phone, and history, his friends sny,
will give him credit for inventing the
speaking lelcpbono anil the harmonic
telegraph. New York World.
Bnslness al (lie ew York Post-Office.
The most interesting detail which
cuii be told of the New Y'oik Post
office relate to (ho amount of business
transacted in each division, for only
in ibis manner can a tine idea of the
importance of this offi.-o be obtained.
1 have already given (be grand totals,
hut these are made up of many inter
esting items. For instance, (he inter
national money orders received and
ceriiliotl to Kurope in IM1 numbered
i. early a million, and aggregated
nearly sixteen and a half millions of
dollars. The Lnropean c ;iiii.-y with
which the New York Post-oHioo had
the largest transaction through its
Money-order Department was Great
lliitain, the iiem amounting' to nearly
half a million. The Bahamas were al
the foot of the list with only fifty
eight ilein. The total number of
ite.im in (he li'Jgislry Department wu
,2 ',. Nearly three hundred
million iieuis of inai' mallei wcio
handled by carriers j nud the sale ol
po.-l-igo stamp;-, stamped envelope-,
etc., ninoiiired to S'"', 'jr..'
Noaily thirty million Ictieis uie
foi warded lo and nearly iwcuty four
million received from foieign touti-
tries -the New York postouice ru-ily
bundling over tbreo-fourllM of cm
foreign mull. Wo should lose faith
iu the intelligence of the. human i aci
on learning that in this oua ot).o
r.H2,SOH in iili reeled and insufficiently
nddirscd letters were received, did
we not learn at the same time that
o"5,074 or tbe-e letters were cor
rected and forwardiid by other mem
bers of the human lace. The items ot
mail mailer handled averaged for each
dav ?.;o,707, and the number oJ
pouches, 10.320: the nggiegatc lor the
year being 42f.?7
.1,770, 40 pouches.
lcllet , and
The pc-stniaslci receives a sonny of
ts.&Oi.n.i a yenr a very small sum when
the business of the office is considered.
But then he doesn't have u receive,
face, post-murk, rott, uud distribute
every letter himself. In fact he
doesn't even drive a mail-wagon.
For be spent .tl.i'ol''l.i I ('.'-K".1 in "CI
for clerk hire, and an express com
pany does Ibe curling under contra, t.
- Harper's Young People.
Premier GlmMowV Daily I lf-.
Mr. Gladstone's exii aoidiuary r gu
lariiy is even curried lo (he number
of boms be remains in bed. Lxccpt
when he is unwell, which is very
i airly, he consistently sleeps eight
hours. Ho has consistently slept eight
hours for the past thirteen years.
Mr. Gladstone, however, did not al
ways adhere to this rule. It was ou
Sir Andrew Clark's advice, when his
health broke down, in that be
remained in bed 60 long as right
hours. The premier likes to retire
ut out midnight, never ln'cr than 1 -and
sleeps, with seldom an iutcrrup"
linn, until Iiis eight hours have ex
pired. This 1 invaiinbly his habit,
whether in town, in the roiiuti y oi
abroad. His diet, loo, is regular, an J
severely plain. Brerikfa.-t with him
is u small meal, a cut of tea, a lew
s'ices of bread and egg or tongue He
lunches in tho middle of the day and
has a cup of lea uud a -lio of bread
nt 5 o'clock, not from necessity but
Dinner with him is the chief meal.
Mr. Gladstone has as little belief in
fancy dishes as in French cooking.
His favorite "solid-' is a cut fioin the
! joint, roast beef being with bitn un
especial favorite, the piconer noes
not like made up dishes except whin
be is cert iin of what they are in tide,
of. Neither is he, by any nieum- par
iiul to condiments. H never lists
mustard, and bus a pi i icet tibboi rence
cf vinegar and oils. Salt and pepper,
however, do ii"l come under this rule.
Mr. Gladstone i not piemdiicd against
sweets after diniie:, although be does
not pulronw! iheni always, lie i
partial lo rice pudding. Wo -i iinn
ster bit He.
I ves Wiih Poiihlo Pupils.
A riinaikiiblc belief is that which
ascribes supernatural powers to Hie
Bitius, Bilh .eior Hethas, persons said
lo have double pupns in emu ne.
Apolloiiides alludes to these people
under the heading, " About lin
Bylhise." Ho snys: "Tin re aie cer
tain feiniiyls iu Scylbi.'i who are kn am
as Bytlii''', and Pliylariu- Males that a
tribe of the 'I lnliti in I'oiilus, and
nienc other people us well, have a
double pupil iu the one eye and in the
oilier t he figure of a horse or some
Hie-r persons, so sny all the ancient
writers, were possessed of boib
miraculous and -iipci iiiitural powers,
liven Cicero says thai "ihe glance ol
all women with the double pupil niliie
eye is iioxioii., blighting and wiihei
ing."' Cadmus tells Us tint such per
sons would not drown; still olheis
sny thai if they did drown (he body
would never sink, neither would ii
decay. They could cure the disease ol
Iho chest (consumption) by rubbing
(heir perspiration on iho afl'cetcd part"
of the individual, and in use the
double pupils were red instead of
black they could cure the leper nud
the blind. St. Louis liepublic.
A Mexican Art.
A Mexican artist has taken space in
ibe World's Fair for a poimry whero
Indian and Mexican potter will makt
busts of living men in sight of the
multu-.d? As a peculiar quality of
clay, found only ut Gtiailalnjara, i the
only material they can work with, a
large quantity, some seventy tons,
will be taken to Chicago for this purpose.
One square, one insertioo
One square, two insertion
One square, one month
For larger advertisemcBtfl liberal con
racts will be made.
A Berlpe for a Day.
Take a htlle dash of wateT cold
And a little leaven of prayer.
A nd a llltle bit of sunshine gold
Jrissolved In the innrolng air.
A dd to your raea! eouie merriment.
Add a thought for kith and kin.
And then, bh a prime ingredient,
A plenty of pork thrown in.
rtut spice it all with the essence of lovs
And a little hill of play,
Let a wise old book and a Klauce above
Complete the well-spent day.
Called dowu-The juvenile niom-ta-
The man who has horses aud car.
nazes for biro believes in a stable cur
rency. Tossic-AYhat a nice fresh com
plexion Miss Peachblow has. Jessie
Yes; fresh every flay.
Visitor How docs th land lie out
this way? Native-It ain't tho laud
that lies, sir. It'a the land agents, i
Now, that is what 1 call a good
head for business,'" soliloquised tho
barber us ibe long-haired poet entered
IM' Father - What do you mean by
kissing my daughter, sir? Her Lovor
Certainly not on account of her
likeness to you. !
Mallet your wife seems to bo of
n very pleasant disposition. She i
always smiling- Husband It isu'l
thai it's good irclh. '
"lid Miss Goldcoio look upon youf
j suit with tavor?" "Oh, yes; !
! thought the clothes were a'l right, bu
; she objected to lb J wearer.
I "1 11 speak my mind nt last "' he ciied , ;
, Toe long tbi right has been denied" i
Md then ebc said, this maid unkind,
A still email voice will speak your mind.
When a man flings himself down on
the sitting room couch the pre
i sumption is that he proposes to tako it
easy on the home stretch.
Coiicariiing telephones nnd high
; raies people will be smisiicd to get tho
; matter right iu the ear; they don'l
want it continually in the neck.
She- bai lie, why are you so much
opposed to piano duets? He From
principle. 1 think it's cowardly for
two persons lo attack one piece of
First New Yorker - I rode down
I town on the elevated this morniug.
j Second New Yorker Very crowded"
! First New Yorker Not in the least; I
' bad a strap all to myself.
1 m ranger-How much are turkeys
i a pound; Foultrynnu Ten cents.
' Stranger Any reduction if I lake s
quantity? Poultry man - Certainly.
Stranger Then give inc five pounds.
Proprietor of Dime museum Where
is Professor Gnmni-ige. the man with
!; the iron law, today ? Attendant Gum
; mage? Oh, be broke his )aw this morn
ing over a piece of steak at his board
A Stone Carrot.
One of the finest specimens of vege
table petrifaction ever exhibited lo
Helena was recently brought to town
by Ileum Cody. This specimen is s
rorrot, little more than nine inches in
length, with about un inch of the tip
broken off. The histo.y of the petri
fui tion is biiiefly ihi. In l70 Hectoi
Code. .then a lad of ten years, planted
a bed of carrots in his mother's garden
patch near the Baxendale granite quar
ry, about eight miles from town. The
crop was an excellent one, the yield
being large al the autumn
harvest. Thai was fourteen yean
ago. Before the recent storm, thers
being littie if any frost in the
ground. Ilecior started out to spado
up some of the old garden spot, when
a shovelful of loosened euith exposed
tho stone-hardeiied vegetable, wider)
proved upon examination to be ni
complete und handsome a petrification
as nut urc ever transformed from vege
table life. In washing the soil from
il what once formed tho skin of tin
cuiroi scaled off, leaving a cornaliau'
ringed stono as clenr as uncut agate.,
through which the sunlight showi
every ncculinrily of its growth and
formation. Mr. Cody has had th
offer of a horse for tho unique sped-
men. but his mother is unwilling, to
1 part with it. He bus promised toleavt
ii for a season as it n exhibit in thi
1 Herald cabinet, and later to pcimit it
I to bo taken to the World's Fair as oin
j of the specimens in the petrification
exhibit of Monlana. Helena (Mou-
I mua) Herald
A Young Giant.
"Is the baby si long?"
"Y'ou know what a tremendous,
voice lie has."
"Well, he lifts that fivo or six thud
sit hour." Texas Sifting.