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lot unto every heart it God's good gift
Of simple tenderness allowed; we meet
With yo In mauy fashions when we lift
First to dur Hps life's waters bitter-sweet.
Love comes upon us with restless power
Of curb'ess passion, and with headstrong
Jt plays around like April's breeze and
Orcnlui'y Slows a rapid stream and still.
It ponies with blessedness unto the heart
That welcomes it aright, or, bitter fate!
Jt Wrluss the bosom with so tierce a smart.
That love, wo cry, U crueler than hate.
Aud then, ah me, when love bas ceased to
Our broken hearts cry out for tenderness.
We long for tenderness like that which hung
About us, lying on our mother's breast 1
A eeltWu feeling, that no pen or tougue
Can praise aright, since silence sings U best.
A love, as far removed from passion's heat
As from the chllloess of Its dying fire ;
A love to lenn on when the falling feet
Hegin to toller, and Ihe eyes to tire.
In youth's bright beydey hottest love we
The reddest rose we grasp but when it
Oort grant the latter blossoms, violets meek,
May spring for us beneath lift's Autumn
, God grant some loving one be near to bless
Our weary wav with single tenderness.
BEHIND THE CURTAIN.
IV I.. W. KIN'?.
He wondered as he rang the front
door boll what Sophie wouUl be like.
He bad met Belle Bradley on 23.1
street that morning, aud bad stopped
to speak to her at ilia door of a large
shop. As bo lifted bis but and bado
lior (iu rcvoir eh said: "Oh, Sophie,
the little sister you know, is home
from school for good now. Como iu
this aftemoou and I will introduco
you to our 'baby!'" Sho laughed,
and then be laughed, thinking a little
girl in short frocks an odd pretense
lor his calling so soon again.
He wot a pretty good-looking fel
low, as men go; big and athletic, but
a trifle old; not blase youth, but really
getting on iu years.
Well, when bo rang tho Bradleys'
door bell that afternoon, as 1 6aid, be
wondered what little Sophie would be
like. He was fond of children.
Ho was shown to tho well-known
parlor, whero the gathering afternoon
shadows made the bright carpet aud
pretty furnishing look more attractive
than ever. As ho glanced toward the
window be saw tented there, busily
plying her nccdlo und unheeding all
else, a littlo, slim, fair-naired girl,
with serious biuc eyos and such soft,
white bauds that be could not help
His tirst idc.t wai to retreat; bis
lecoud lo cough aud await the result.
The girl started, listened and stopped
tewing. He coughed again, timidly
and then she looked at him.
As she rose she blushed a beautiful
eriinsou from tho pretty throat right
up to her forehead, whereon lay soft
I beg put don," ho stammered,
quite as much embarrassed as this
darnel whom he bad stumbled upon.
"But 1 I came to see Miss Bradley.
My name is Mat ley Jack Maileyl
I'm leully an fully sorry 1 disturbed
His contrition was so real, and he
looked so miserable that tho girl
trailod n smile that slowly parted the
ted lips and lurked in her dimples.
When she smiled like that, Jack
smiled too, and after that the "inaiivuis
tionte" of the meeting was over.
"I havo heard of you,'' she told him
naively, ''from my sistor. You kuow
I am er Sophie."
Really. Why, I thought." ho stain
fhered, "I that is yon buve got on
long dresses, haven't you?"
She laughed merrily. Tid yon
think I was (i little pil l ? Well, I'm
not big, and I'm not very wise, but
I'm quite grown up, I assure you. Oh,
I sim afraid Hello forgot you were
coming. Sho went out iu the carrlago
with mamma. Will you wait for her,
"Tliank you. I'll wait If I may."
he hastened to say ; "if it won't dis
turb you I"
"Not at all," she assured him, as
the sank into the dep'lis of a big
rhair, where she looked smaller than
Somehow every now and then a
tease of age oppressed him in contrast
to ber youth ami girlishness, and made
him more iineomfort ible in the
thought than he had ever been before.
After (en minuses he kuow she was
glad to be at home, though It bad
been a sorrow to leave the school
where she had been very hnppy.
"Really spoiled." tho said. "You
tee I was to little, aud they made a
pet of me," she laughed in a bright
There came iho sound of opening
doors and women' voices. The lets
tvte'e was interrupted. Jack Mariej
roso aud shook hands with Miss Brad
At tho end of tho season Jack had
seen a groat deal of Sophie. Ho was
always n welcome visitor at her
mother's house, and as he looked back
over the days which had passed since
their first meeting it worried him lo
think how tho hmirt spent with her
bud grown putt of his life.
His friends had begun (o comment
upon Barhc'.or Jack's" infntuuiion,
aud bo uevcr even tried to hide it. To
young Strange ho even confided his
"foolishness" when in tho mood. He
had iutioduued tho young iiitiu to his
divinity aud often wondered at bis
lack of enthusiasm on tho subject
NTed Strange was In that period of
cynicism common to tho youth and be
laughed scornfully over tho fart of
"old Marley being in love !" What
could such a gravo and lcvoriied
seiguor 6ee in a little, simple innocent
girl. Ho (Siritun) thought it wrong
to bring up a girl like that.
This was at first, but by tho lime
Sophio had made her debut, creating
quite a furor with her charming face,
young Straugo sircntly succumbed,
aud, though ho never admitted it, in
hit) heart be was ono of Sophie'
One day Strange was sitting in the
Bradley's parlor waiting, when Marley
came iu. His gruve faco and a rest
lessness iu his manlier told that some
thing was "up.'' He flung himself
down on tho sofa und began at once.
"Ned, you and I havo always been
friends, have we not? I did you a
service once; I want something from
you in return." He laughed some
what constrainedly. "You'vo known
from tho first that 1 loved Sophie
Bradley. I told you when 1 brougb1
you here, old man. Yes, I know I'm
loo old nud Bcrious, but il'ti just, this
I lovo her so that I mutt know my
fate. Whatever she decides I shall
accept without a word. If she should
euro only Heaven knows what it would
mean to me! If not well, God help
me! Ned, will you tell her for me?
I'm a coward, man, when I think of
this," and ho ran a hand to his gray
hairs. "I have no right to ask ber,
but Oh, you an plead my cause..
Tell her no younger man could love
ber as I do. Ned, will you do
Tho youtigcr man had grown livid.
He did not look up, hut he muttered
Just then they heard Sophio singing
us she tamo in from the hall. Jack
escaped into the back room.
'How do you do, Mr. Strange?"
sho said, and thcro was such a pretty
flush in her cheeks, and such an odd
light in her bluo eyes. She tat down
near the window nud seemed to be
waiting for something.
He crossed the room to her side.
Ho noticed bow quickly sho drew her
"Sophio, I have something to teli
you, may 1?"
"Surely," she said, her eyes fastened
on her fingers playing nervously with
tho folds of ber dress.
"Dear, 1 want to talk of lore a
man's love that bus beon growing
until now it is too strong for silence.
Sin. o that night when you wore my
flowers to your drat ball I have
thought only of you."
He did not notico bow her fingers
grew still aud the rod faded o il of
her checks as she shrank away from
'Sophie, do you lovo me, and will
you bo my wife?"
Silence for a minute, and be could
not understand the way sho for ked at
him. Then, as she turned away and
covered her faco with her hands, he
thought il joy nud lost all foar of a
I think," the Interrupted, hesitat
ingly, "that there is some one
'Oh, you mean old Marley ?" he
laughed. "I always suspected it, but
I don't suppose be ever means to tell
One moment." she said suddenly,
going lo the rioor of that backroom.
Gently, but imperatively, sho called
"Mr. Marley !'' and before she had
got back to Strange' side Jack ap
peared in the doorway.
Ned grew wbilo and clenched hi
hands. Then the girl spoke iu a clear
"Mr. Mai ley, 1 wish you to hear.
This gentleman has just asked mo
to marry him himself do you un
derstand?" Straugo tried (3 stop her, and his
ecs fell before one contemptuous
look In Marley't.
"This is my answer, Mr. Strange.
You bave done me an honor which it
is impossible for mo to, accept
sinco I am going to marry some
rrrrsuoRO', Chatham co., n. c, may 4, ism.
Both men stal led. At length Strang
So, you'vo tricked us both? May
we know tho successful rival?"
She blushed then, but bravely looked
at them both and wont bravely over to
tho man at tbo door.
"Jack, if ho will havo me," she said
simply, slipping her hand into hit.
"Yes, Jack. I was there behind the
curtain. I heard you aud you're not
a bit old ; you're well, just the dear
est muu iu the world!"
When she reappeared from the em
brace of those big, strong arms,
f?trange was gone. N'cw York Rc
The following names of our pro.
posed new citizens were to be fouud a
few years ngo on Ihe taxpayers' list at
M. Scissors, The Thief, the Wan
dering Ghost, The Fool, Tho Mau
Who Washes His Dimples, Mrs.
Oyster, Tho Tired Lizard, The Hus
band of Kaneitt (a male deity). The
Great Kettle, The First Nose, The
Ailanlio Ocean, Tho Stomach, Poor
Pussy, Mrs. Turkey, Tho Tenth
Tho same names are bestowe't in
discriminately upon males acl fe
male'. A man living upon Bertauia
street, Honolulu, is called The Pretty
Woman (Wahino Maikai); a male in
fant was lately chriiteiiod Mrs. Tomp
kins; one little girl is named Samson j
( Katnekona), another tho Man; Susan
(Kukenn) is a boy, so are Polly
Sarah, Jane Peter, and Henry Ann. A
pretty little maid has been named by
her fond parents The Pig Sty (Halo
Pita). A relative hints at luxury in
the diet of the coming man, calling the
biy The Rut Kater (Kamea Oii Olc).
An old servant in Dr. Wright's
family, at Kohala, caused her grand
child to bo baptized in tho church The
Doctor (KaiiKii). This, as is the case
with all the other names here men
tioned, is the only designation. By
way of compliment to the early phy
sicians, many children were named
artcr their drugs, as Joseph Squills,
Miss Rhubarb, The Kinetic. Names
of uncomplimentary purport are wil
lingly borne by their owners, while
others convey a pleasing and graceful
sentiment, among the latter The Arch
of Heaven (Ka Pia Laui), The River
of Twilight (Ka Wia Liula), The
Delicate Wreath (Ka Lei ina ka Lil.)
The Rev. Dr. Coan of Hawaii pos
sesses the love of his flock. Oue
morning a child was presouted for
baptism, whose name was given by
tho parents, Mikia. The ceremony
finished, the parents assured the doc
tor that they had named the baby for
him. "But my name is not Michael,"
said the doctor, supposing Mikla to be
aimed thereat. "We always hear your
wife call you mikia," answered the
mother. She had mistaken Mrs.Coan's
familiar "my dear" for her husband's
piopcr appellation. Boston Gazette.
Malleable Glass a Possibility.
Among the stories which have
floated down to us from antiquity is
one told by Tacitus as occurring iu
the reign of Tiberius, An artificer, it
is said, discovered the art of temper
jug glass so as to render it malleable,
and made a largo vase which he took
to the court aud exhibited before the
emperor, expecting to receive a) hand
some reward for his ingenuity. He
proved the temper of his vase by
throwing it violeutly on tho stone
Door, then taking out his hammer,
beat it into tho former shape. Instead
of bestowing a reward, tho emperor
ordered him to be put to death, allcg
ing that tmzh a discovery would dim
inish tho value of precious uictult.
The story is probubly apocryphal, as
perhaps is that other of six malleable
glass mirrors sent from the Shah of
I'ersia to Spain iu 1610, but both are
indications that the subject of glass
tcmporiug has long cugaged the atten
tion of inventors. During tho last
half century much progress has been
mado iu tempering glass, and, when
desired, it is now made much tougher
than tho glass makers of former
times were able to produce. So there
is no reason to doubt that mailable
glass is among the possibilities of the
near future. Amcricau Carpet and
Enormous Consumption of Explosives.
Even in time of peace enormous
quantities of explosives are consumed
annually for mining, etc. To tire
sunrise and sunset guns alone costs
I'ncl Sum $1000 a day. The ordin
ary rifle practice of tho army is an
expense to the government of bun.
died s of thousands of dollars yearly,
and the target practice aud experi
ments with guns and explosives pur
sued by the navy represent an ex
penditure of hundreds of Ikeittf til
more every twelvc-monlu, -t
(HIMrREVS (OLl MX.
My father makes our daily bread.
My clothes nay another makes.
Put eook Is far ahead of both,
For the makes ptes and cakes.
- St. ImiIj Republic
A Frenchman has been cxpeiiiueut
lug with spidors as a sulxtiiute foi
silkworms in tho production of the
valuable fabric. Hit experiment, so
far as it went, was successful, for in
less than a mouth he obtained ovet
1,000 yards of silk from a certain
tpecios of spider iu Madagascar.
But to be of real commercial value,
a great number of sliders must be
made to work iu unison, and this it
where the Frenchman's idea reaches it?
weak point spiders havo uo liking
for ono anothci's society, and theii
propensity to devour each other nat
urally has a chilling crT-ei on the silk
As we read of this attempt wo were
irresistibly icminded of some boys,
who arc low spoken, well behaved
little gentlemen when by thein-oivcs
or with their elders, but who. when
thrown with others of their kind, pro
cecd to ruiso pandemonium generally.
Is it not . so? Have not you, reader,
seen just such boy spiders i' The
II Mil it 's 1 A,J.I i .
The men were building a new rail
road along the riv.v bank of Hai lie",
homo. One day, ns they wero eating
their dinners, they noticed mi ra;le
leaving a rocky point opposite them,
and tailing uwny out of sight.
"I'll bet there's a nest of young
eagles over there," said one of the
men, and threw of his coal aud swam
across to see.
In a little while be came back w'nh
a young englo iu his arms. The o i lie i
one had been drowned iu crossing.
The mou,who boarded with llarlic's
futher, made a pen of slabs, und caged
the baby king of birds iu It. By and
by the old eagles came back, and when
they found their young ones missing,
they cried and acted ns much like
human fathers aud mothers as it was
possible for eagles to act. When at
lust they found where the little pris
oner wa what did they do but circle
around and around above it, coming
as near as they dared to the men's
rifles, aud shrieking lo their baby, tell
ing it, I suppose, to get away it il
could, but if it couldn't, to keep up its
courage aud they would tee that it did
Anyway, they went oil and 60on
came back with fishes in their bills,
which they dropped so straight that
not one misted going through the
cracks in the pen. l'his kept up foi
several days, and niight have done so
for weeks, but it was more than the
tender heart of little Harlic could en
dure to see the eaglet pinning and
drooping iu the close Utile coop, and
its patents so anxious about it, and
afraid tc come to it.
So, one day when the men were
working in a cut around a bend, be
took an axe which was about All he
could lug, and trudged manfully off
to tho coup with a big resolve iu bis
heart. The axe was of no nc to him,
because of its weight, after he had
lugged it there, but finding n loose
slab, bo lifted nl it until his bands
were full of spl liters; but he made an
opening large enough lo squeeze
It took but a second to throw his
arms around the surprised bird, and
ding it from its confinement. Then
Hurl io trudged down to tho liver on
bis errand of mercy. 1 do not know
bow ho expected to get the rescued
eaglet across maybe be thought it
could swim; be could neither swim
nor row. But I am sure the way the
bird did get over was as much a sur
prise to him as any one.
"Look I" oxclnitncd one of tho men ;
the eld eagle is coming to feed our
pctagsiu; it's about her lime."
"What a funny fish she has ii isn't
a fish 1 What is il? Sho's going away
with ill Our eaglet 1"
They dropped their tools and ran.
Before they reached the river bank
the eagle was almost to her- nest, and
they turned lo go back, wondering
how iu the world she had managed to
break into the pen without being seen.
But just as they turned, there scrambled
up out of the sand and mud the queer
est littlo figure, Harlic. The keen-eyed
eagle had spied him aud his burden,
swooped down upon him with a forco
hat sent him rolling in the mud, and
flown off with ber baby in her clti'ch,
too rejoiced in recovering it to want to
hurt the already badly scared little
After that the eagle's nctt was let
alone, and Ilurlio was glad in his
heart that he bad set the prisoner free,
if be did come out of it covered with
mud. Youth's Companion,
Terrific Effect of German's New
Ordnance Which Would Soon
Wipe Out an Army.
o'o dcttiuctivo In its cflect is the
new German artillery that it is as
serted, once the range were found, a
battery would aiinlliilulo an entire
division iu a very short time. Prima
facie, this seems rut her to border on
the impossible; but when tho lesults
of the experiments which were re
cently mudo iu the presence of the
Kmperor with tho new weapons ore
considered the tfi': Joes not appear to
bo so impracticable after all, says the
London Court Journal. The first shot
flied iu the courso tit these experi
ments was at a target placed fifty
paces from a wood. The missile
missed the target, but plowed its way
for 600 yards through the wood.
Shortly afterward a large area of the
wood wos discovered to be on fire.
This was due to tho shell being
charged with a certain kind of pow
der, the composition of which is a
secret known only to the German
Government. The splinters from
shells burst by this powder aud tired
by Iho new gun cover n circle of 900
foci. This is a great improvement on
the limited area of ground luat was
c -vend by splinters fiO:ii shells fired
by the artillery weapon of twenty
years ago. Then it wa considered
efipctive shooting if splinters from
fchell were thrown within a circuit ol
forty or fifty paces, and 6cven or
eight men wounded: bul the new gun
has a far greater destructive power
than this. Another shell tired at an
enormous target, constructed by the
Emperor's orders, coveted it with
thousands of holes.
The, new German fio'd gun might,
perhaps, be better described as an en
larged rifle, for that is what it really
is. The ammunition, like rifle cart
ridges, consists of one piece only.
Ignition is produced by a ready fuse,
and the four kinds of projectiles at
present in use, i.e., shell, explosive
shell, sbrupcucd and grape shot, give
place to a uniform projectile, un ex
plosive shell, possessing the combined
characteristic of shell und shrupnol.
Thus the possibility of a gunner mis
taking in the heat of battle one pro
jectile for another will br averted,
while the loading, aiming aud firing,
besides being quicker for the new
arm is loaded and tired in one-tbird of
the time required iu working the old
gun and the cflect aud precision are
almost double will be surer and un
attended with danger.
Tho barrel of the new gun is made
Of cast steel, with a caliber of eight
centimeters, and the total weight of
the gun, limber nud carriage it slight
ly less than that of the old artillery
weapon. Being lighter, the mobility
of the new gun will, of course, be con
siderably increased. Tho limber aud
gun carriage are made of iron and iron
plates. The limber box is open behind
near the gun when in fiction. The
advantnge of lhi- innovation is that
the projectiles can be served out from
the timber and ninniiiiiition wagon
with greater rapidity. Another im
portant feature is that the carriage is
supplied with a brake, which counter
acts the recoil, the process of loading
and firing being thus simplified.
SaltnetH of the Sea.
The very fact that the waters of
oceans are salty is a wonder within
itself. That nich is the case every
body knows. But why ? Rivers are
not suit, ueiiher are some of the very
largest of inland sea-, yet one school
of scientists will (ell you that these
tamo seas (laket) are (he remains of
what was once a universal ocean;
that there was om c an upheaval of the
land aud that all the waters settled in
basins except that which drained off.
If this is a fact, why hio these lakes
or teat now fresh? Don't tell mo that
it is because they have been evapora
ting through the long centuries and
that the vacancy bus been supplied by
fresh waters from rivers. Great Salt
Lake is no less sally now than it was
8,000 years ago, and probably a great
deal more so.
The water of tho Caribbean Sea is
dense compared with that of Ihe At
lantic in the vicinity of the Cape Yordo
Islands, tho proportion being eleven to
twelve. Why is it? It is certainly a
fact that they are both of one body of
water. The variety of saline found in
all sea water is universally tho same.
There is another fact which should be
mentioned while we are classifying
sea water; that it this: When I he salt
nets of oceans is referred to it nintl
not be understood si being the tuble
tali of commerce (chloride of lodlum).
for there ai e many other salts iu (he
solution. Besides cominou salt, the
chemist mentions 'h following;
Chloride of potassium, chloride of
calcium, chloride of magnesium,
biomido of magnesium, sulphato of
lime, caibonatu of lime, sulphate ol
magnesia and caibonatc of magnesia.
K.xpcrt bydiogrupbcrs lull us that there
is enough of these vaiious salts held
iu suspension in tlio waters tf the
oceans lo cover the whole lauded sur
face of the globe to u del th ( I 1,000
feet- iu other words, that llicio is
OO.OOO.OOO.OOOJW.WO tons so hold iu
Tho sea is tall by rensou of the earth
washings which uro poured into it. It
has different densities because of the
influence of rainfalls, evaporation,
etc., aud would become siaguaut hut
for the woiking of the greut ocean
arteries lire currents. ft. loois
More Liberal l"e of Butter,
No dietetic reform would, I believe,
he moic conducive to improved health
among children, and especially to the
prevention of tuberculosis, than an
in rcri'e in the consumption of butter.
Our children are (rained to take butter
with great restraint, und ure told that
it is greedy and extravagant to eat
nun h of it. It is regarded as a luxury,
aud as giving a relish to bread, rather
than in itself a most important article 1
of food. liven to private families of j
these wealthier classes Ihesc rules pre
vail at table, and at schools and at
public boarding establishments they
receive strong reinforcements from
economical motives. Minute allow
ances of butter mo scived out to
llinse who would gladly consume five
times the quantity. Where the house
income makes this a mutter of neces
sity, there is little more to be said
than that il is often a costly economy.
Lufccbled health may easily entail a
far heavier expense than a more
liberal breukfast would bave done.
Cod liver oil costs more than butter,
and it is, besidet, often not resorted
to until too late. Iustead of restrict
ing a child's consumption of butler, 1
would encourage it. Let the limit be
the power of digestion und Iho ten
dency lo biliousness. Most children
may be allowed to foilow their own
inclinations, and will not tuko more
than is good for them. The butter
should be of tho best and taken cold.
Bread, dry toast biscuits, potatoes and
rice ure good vehicles, t hildreu well j
supplied with butter feel the cold less j
ihuu others, and resist the influenza I
better. They do not "catch cold" so
eaaily. In speaking of children, I by
no means intend to exclude other ages,
especially young adults. Grown-up
persons, however, tuke ether animal
full more freely than most children j
do, und are besides allowed dpucIi !
freer selections as to both quality and
quantity, it 13 not so necessary lo
raise nny clamor for reform on the-ii
uccoii u t. Medical Ti mes.
A live Paperweight.
A parsonage cat whose favorite seat
is ou the study table has found a new
use for himself. He watches his
master's pen, and oci asioiifilly, when
the writer is tired, takes the- holder iu
his mouth. But bis real usefulness is j
10 act as a paper-weight. When a
sheet ir finished and laid aside, the cat
walks gravely to it and takes bis scat
on the paper. As soon as another is
laid aside, he leavet the ti 1 t and tils
down ou tho second. Sometimes, to
try hiin, his master lays down, 011 dif
ferent parts of the table, sheets iu rapid
succession, but "Powhatan" the
cat remains seated, shrewdly sup
posing that lo be fun, not business.
When work begins anew, the cat scats
lioiself on the Inst paper laid down,
and waits for another. Tims he shows
that he watches his master's work, and
perhaps thinks it his duty to keep the
paper from blowing away. St.
Where Touug Sculptors Are Made.
Do you know thut New Jersey and
Pennsylvania will some day produce
sculptors and modelers that will bo
known all over the world'' And do
you know why? Well, it it becauio
these States abound iu clay, and, lat
terly, the teachers in the kindergarten
schools have discovered that nothing
quiets the children to well as letting
them work in clay. So, once or twice
during the tchoolday, a board with a
lump of clay upon it aud a dull knife
aro given to each child, with permis
sion to model anything he or sho
pleases. Some of tho work has been
so creditable that it is to be sent to tho
World's Fair; aud already Ihe teachers
predict great futures for some of the
lads, if they be allowed lo follow their
natural beuU Fortunately, clay costs
nothing in these States, so the children
have the most instructive aud the
most amusing playthings within easy
reach fNew York Ledger.
One square, one insertion- II.
One equate, two insertions
One square, one month - "
for larger adverttsetnenta libeial con
rants will be made.
Just to Be Good. - ,'
Just to be good . N
This is enough- enough !
O, we who find sin's billows vild anil
!i we not feel how more than any gold f
Would be the I lamelest li fe we led of old
While yet our Hps knew but a motlicr'
Ah ! though we uiias
All else hut this, f
To he good Is euoust). ij
It is enough
Lnouiih just to be sood !
To lift our hearts here they are under
To let the thirst for v.ordlv power and
;y unappeateJ, to smile back in God'S
With the glad Hps our mother used to ktss
Ah! though we miss
All else but this,
To be good is enough I c. ,
Tried aud fouud wanting Th4
Mrs. Pie What will you do if X
give you a good break fust? HappjT
Tile F.at it, mum.
Madge Do you prefer blond ineu?,
Beatrice No; 1 prefer old gold
very old a. id plenty of gold I '
"I guess that must be a watch-dog,'
remarked Tommy, "for his tail bo
gins to tick when you speck to him.".
A Kansas cyclone Is spoken ot
which was so terrific in Its fury that
it blew all the keyhoics out of the)
A man feeis proud when he is work
ing his way up to the lop, but he feel.i
diticrent if his necktie undertakes to
do the same thing.
Clara And so you buve at lasl
brought Hurry Goodcalch to your feet?
Maude Yes; but I'm afraid Ut for
j tho last time. 1 accepted him.
Miss Laker Isn't it loo bad ther
ore so many failures in life? Wis
1 well Can't say as it is. Pvo been
assignee in three und they paid me 10
' well I wouldn't mind tackling more.
oh, parlor critic. It is not 1
The strictly proper thins '
To i-a y the enews all belong
To lb'' t;irl who will not sing-
"The Czar uiu.-t have a pretty nice)
tune after all, said Mr. Meckius;
"What makes you think to'!'' asked)
his wife. "His wifo lakes chance
on going to Sibeiia if she blows Mm
Annie Why (Id you refuse Mr.
Specie? I am suio the presents and
flowors lie has sent yon show him to
be in love wit'i you. Belie I wast
afraid he had spent all of his money
on mo alreudy.
A stump orator wanted the wingf
of n bird to fly to every village and
hamlet in the broad land; but he col
lapsed when a man in the crowd sang
out. "You'd get shot for a goose be
fore you flew a mile.
"Did you Tvrite James f-kidmore's
name ou his note.'"' said the judge to a
prisoner accused of forgery. "I'd
like to know, judge," said the cuiprit,'.
"if Jim Skidtnore hai a copyright on'
the )it;eis as happens to form bis
A restaurant keeper and dentist in
New York, who are next door neigh
bors, bave fallen out; and it is rather
rough on the former that the latter
should have a glaring announcement
in his window to tin iftecl: "Teetb)
sharponed to tackle tough itcaks."
Do Ants Talk.
1 once saw a drove of the small
black ant3 moving, perhaps (0 better
quarters. The distance was some 160
yards. Moit all which came from tho
old homo carried some of the house
hold goods. ouic hud eggs, soma
bad what nnht have answered for
their bacon or meat; soma bad one
thing and souio hud another. 1 tat,
and watched them closely for over an
hour. 1 noticed that every time two
met in tho way they would hold their
heads together as if greeting each
other, aud bo matter how often th
meeting took pluce this same thing
occurred, as though a short chat vverar
To prove moro about it, I killed one)
who was on his way. Others being
eyc-wiinesses lo tho murder, went
wiih speed, and with every ant they,
met this talking took place at before.'
But instead of a pleasant greeting, it
was sad news they bad to communi
cate. I know il was sud news, for
every ant that those parties met hastily
turned back and tied ou another
rourse, as much as to say, "for the
king's sake and for your safety do
not go there, for 1 have seen a rnou
tier, just behind, that is ahlo to de
stiny us all at one blow. 1 saw him
kill one of our fHimly. I do not
know how many moro uro killed.' Ha
I tin news spread, nud il was true.
Ilow was Ihe nuws communicated if
not by speech? Mnn7ino of Nat
ui nl History, i