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PITTSB0K0 CHATHAM CO., N. C, MAY 11, ISM.
As Darby Says to Joan."
'Well, now, the buii's a power u' lie-ttl
The nap's n-runiiing strong
I stopped in with the pots it lilt
There, ns I music along;
Tlie cowslip xwnnip was budded thick
Witli now Bin! then one blown
1 fetched A coi;plt in my hat"
An I:irliy sny-s to Joan.
"We'll hnvi' the t-iittlp out to grass
Come Pans-day, I'll lu bound;
Henr how the creilers stamp ami low
Soon as they smell the ground.
It's time lo rake the gardin off
Ami set a lioncM re gout';
Plan out the beds to suit ye, wife''
As P.irby suus to .loan,
"It setms wiilh while, a day like thin,
les" to ha' wliMored thru ;
! feel the mm dual- lo my soul,
Hd as I be, I do.
Mebby it would look awkward-like
To get to Heaven alone;
I'd full as lives stay ou a sKll"
As Iai by says to Joan.
"Von ain't torsut the old Hide porch,
Hack w bar the grapuvhie hutii;?
1 'bey think folks didn't court and kl
When me and you was young!
Jes' such another likely day
The parson made us one"
An, hitching up his chair a tilt,
l'arby says to .loan.
- Dora Itead Coodalc, In Independent.
A FAULT REDEEMED.
nv W 11. MAM THOMSON.
Ill Livingston county, Michigan,
tliero is n simill, Liml-lockcd lake, nit
noted on extant maps, but locally
known ns Whalcit lake.
One Sunday morning, tiro summers
ago, Willie .lolinson, the li-ycar-olu
sod of a fanner's widow living near
the lake, said to his mother after his
little chores wen; douo:
"Mvlier, Johnnie Porter and Alf
Hughes (neighboring boys about his
own ago) arc yoinjj in swimming tcr
day. May I go along?
"Weil, my son," repliod Mrs. John
not), "You know (bat I don't, much
like Sunday sport, bfit I suppose you
boys flo need a good wash after your
week's work in tlio harvest flold, mid
Jf you'll promise to merely take a bath
tjose to shore and then come straight
home you may go. Hut don't forget
"Ob, no; we'll be very careful,
mother, and n il get into danger. Be
sides, we're all good swimmers," re
Joined Willie, mid with a goodby kiss
bo scampered gleefully away, while
his mother, already half regretting her
decision, looked after him with a sigh.
On reaching (he lukn he found his
roini'ados wailing for him uud in pos
session of a small boat, to which they
were fitting oars, while n sin liar
craft lay a'ougsidc.
"Why, bovs," inquired William,
"where did you got the boat? My
mother did'nt gave me leave to go
sailing, and 1 promised that we'd just
t-ike a good bath, and not run into any
"Oh, it's all right, Will," explained
John Porter, "tho skiff bolong to
some fishermen on the other side of
the lake. They'vo gone lo tho village,
I s'pose, and we'ro going to borrow
this ono for a little while, ami have
"Yes," broke in Alf rod Hughes,
"we'll have a good lime. Jump right
in, Will, and we'll row out 1 1 the
middle of (he lake and lake something
like a swim."
Willio Johnson rather demurred at
this extension of the programme, but,
boylike, allowed himself to bo over
ruled, and the thrco thoughtless
youngsters were quickly nil ml. The
water, though deep to the very shore,
was smooth as a mirror, and so won
droualy clear that the pebbly bottom
could be everywhere plainly seen.
The boys, shouting and laughing
with delight, pulled out lo a spot
about three hundred yards eqni-di.t ml
from riiher bank, nud then Alt'
Hugh". proposed that they should
anchor tho boat, undress and swim
ashore, when, if too tired for a return
trip, they would take tl.o other skill
r.'id so recover the first and their
This plan was enthusiastically ap
proved of, and, dropping- tho littlo
uohor, the boys threw oil their scanty
garments and plunged fearlessly over
board. 'Let's see who'll touch tho land
first?" cried Johnnie Porter as the
three glistening forms rose to tlio sur
'All right," yelled tho others, nud
each one struck out xt his best speed.
Now Whalen L ike is led principally
by living springs and, oven in tho j
heat of summer, its waters are de
cidedly cold. All ihe. youngsters J
thought themselves good swimmers,
but they had never tried a course half
o long as this, and before Uwy had
gone one hundred yards their .'vn
forced exertions and the low teii'prr
aturo of tho water began to tell upon
However, they pushed gamely o.i
tor f.f .y yards further, by which timo
young Porter was somo disliuico in ad
vance, Hughes next and Willio John
sou a bad third.
Suddenly tho lailer railed out:
"Help mo, Alf I I'm tired out."
"So am I," dolefully cried Johnnie
Porter from his leading position. "1
don't believe 1 ran reach shore."
"You go right on, Johnnie, and try
lo get the boat. I'll help Willie," gal
lantly Bai ,.1 Hughes, nud (he bravo lit
tle fellow tin ned back lo his distressed
"You're safe enough, Willie," ho
cheerily sputtered. "Put ono hand on
my shouldor, and keep straight as a
log and I'll tow you in."
For some distance further tho over
weighted swimmer struggled man
fully on, encouraging his helpless
burden as best be could. Then, when
no moro than fifty yards from shore,
Willio faintly gasped: "ItV no uso
Alf Pm -uuntb all overt I'll
drowu you ioj if I hold
on. Toll mother I was sorry.
Goad-by." And removing his cold
hand the young hero sank like a slone.
Alfred Hughes knew only too woll
that he could not have sustained him
self, and his companion as well, for
twenty seconds longer; but tho knowl-
odgo that Willio bad voluntarily re
linquished his only hope of life in or
der that ho might be saved sent a thrill
through his chilled frame and he man
aged to call out brokenly:
".Joiiiinic I the boat! quick I quick!
Willie is gone!"'
Hut Joh'inio had just dragged him
self, by a supremo effort ashore, and
could uot have stirred, at tho moment,
to snro a world.
"Oh! Willie, Willie!" cried Alf, as
if his friend could hear him, "I can't
divj for you. I must die, too. There's
Is there, indeed, none? Ah, yes,
by Heaven's mercy, one,slight thought
it may bo as a gossamer thread; for
at this instant there came, running
swiftly down the slope tp the water's
edge, tho two men who owned tho
boats and who, from the window of
an overlooking house, had seen the
.exhausted boy go down.
Never pausing in their eager race,
not even stopping to ask a question,
i hoy sprang into (ho ready skiff and
shot like an arrow from (ho shore.
"Don't stop! Don't stop for inel"
faltered Alf Hughes, as they swept
alongside, "A few yards further out
siraighl in a lino with the other boat!
Oil, hurry! good men, hurry I"
One man is rowing, the other
watching, nud now, leu yards beyond
tho self-forgetful Hughes, he tees,
while peering anxiously over (ho side,
a white body lying motionless on tho
bottom twelve feet below tho surface.
"Hack water! steady her, fJoorgc!"
be erics to his mate, and down liko a
plummet he d irts (o the rescue; In
two seconds he is up again, bis hand
twined in l he) boy's long hair. Another
second and both are in the boat.
Willie has been submerged possibly
two minutes. He may yet bo saved!
No broath is wasted in words, no
fraction of liuio in dallying. The
hardy fisherman, who still holds the
oars, with one long, sweeping stroke,
turns (ho bow shoreward; bis coin,
pauion picks up the exhausted Alf as
the boat Hies along, and the fifty in
tervening yards aro passed ovor in a
Then the dry man lifts (he drowned
youth out to (ho hot sand, lakes off his
own upper garments and wraps him
up, while his friend goes for the
anchored skiff, (,'iiickly returning,
(he two hear tho still form tenderly to
the bouse whence I hoy theiiHcIves
have lately come, leaving tho now re
viving John and Alfred to resume
their clothing ami follow when strung
While ouo of the ro-cuers assists the
good people of (he house in Iheir efforts
at rcHUsciiation, the other hurries off
to (ho village for a doctor, and soon
every thing which skill can suggest is
being doiio for the uucouscious suf
ferer. Meantime a, swift-fooled messenger
has been sent to Mrs. Johnson's and
the distracted mother arrives to find
her only son apparently beyond all
human help. Not a sob, nor murmur,
nor complaint does she utter, nothing
to disturb tho w.M'k in hand; but with
tearless eyes and palo cheeks lends
herself to the doctors, and w ith an
enforced raininess sadly belied by her
bursting hem t.
Minutes pas-ed away, a quarter, a
half hour has gone, and yet there is no
sign of lelurniug life. John and Alf
arrive, nud without unwo'itod solemni
ty seal themselves in an outer room,
awaiiing in awe-sliickon silence Ihe
dread verdict which lo both seems in
evilahle. Hut the skiled physician, a man of
Ir.rge expci lenee in such cases, vorks
MtMdily 'ii, i. ever despairing, jet dur
ing to whisper to Ihe self-repressing
mothor only vaguest words of hope.
Tho labor is hard and the perspiration
pours down the good man's taco as ho
tries by alternately pressing and ro.
leasing his patient's chest and raising
and depressing his arms to restore the
action of tho lungs. Nearly an hour
has glided by, and still tho beautiful
clay lies (hero inanimate as a inarblu
image. A portentous hush, profound
ns that of death itself, pi evades the
room ; the tensely drawn norves of tho
voiceless praying wouiaa tho wid
owed, perhaps childloss, mother be
gan to give way. All seems iu vain.
Her darling, wiltul, Joving boy is cer
tainly dead and she she is henceforth
alouo. Is (his, then, Cue cud of four
teou years tender care? Blessed bo
His name, no; for, seel there is a new
look in tho doctor's watching eyes.
He bends still lower, lays his oar elose
(o (ho boys heart, placo's his long,
white fingers on tho pulse, and says
oh, so reverently ! tho simple, lifo
"He is saved!"
Then, as tho long pent-up waters of
an ice-bound fountain uro released by
the springtiino sun, tho blessed tear)
gush from tho happy mother's eyes,
and with an inarticulate cry of thanks
giving she sinks to tho floor, weak
and helpless as a new-born bubo.
When she has regained some measure
of strength, her boy has passed through
(he paroxysm of pain incident to re
turning circulation of the blood uiul,
as she presses her lips lovingly to his,
he whispers those two touching words,
to which no true woman has ever yet
since the creation of the world turned
a deaf ear: "Mother, forgive !" and
tho hovering angel of peace, wo may
well believe, soars hetivonward with
(ho glad tidings ihnt a repentant and
redeemed soul is lent for a wiiilo
lougcr to earth. New York Adver
tiser. Friendship of a Canary nud a Hat.
Mrs. Pert Athorion of tho Fulton
Houso has a canary bird and a white
rat which nflord great amusement for
herself and other guests of tho house.
The bird possesses considerable talent
as a songster, and often' imcs when
Mrs. Atherton has eoiiiauy Dick's
cage has to bo darkened in order that
the conversation may proceed. Dick's
greatest joy, however, Is to ride upon
the back of tho 'white rat, and when
they are turned loose in tho room he
immediately takes his position upon
Femy's buck and insists upon being
can ied about the room. Should the
rat stop lo cat a peanut thrown to him
by his mistress, Dick will flap his
wings, scold, and peck Ihe back of
Fomy until she mnkes another circuit
of ihe room.
Miss Hit doos not always lako
kindly to this manner of treatment,
and on ono occasion became so angry
that she bit iff one of thu little yellow
fellow's loop. Dick, in consequence
of (he loss of Ibis all-important mem
ber, was confined to his cage for a
number of days, and, like a human
invalid, was fed upon Ihe daintiest
dishes tho market euuld aflord. His
four-legged companion seemed to
miss him very greatly in her morning
romps, and when iho warbler was
again able to bo about, showed every
evidence of a desire lo renew friend
ship with Iho bird that sho had so
wilfully wronged. Dick granted her
his pardon, and yesterday ufternoon
they gave one of their old-time entcr
(ainmenls to a number of admirers.
San Francisco F.xamiuor.
Badgering a Witness.
The old stylo of budgeting a wit
ness lias almost disappeared from
many com ts; but in a Western Kan
sas town it is still kept up, sometimes,
however, to Ihe dam igu of the cross
examiner. Lawyer S. is well known
for his uncomely habits. cuts his
hair i.bout four times a year and (ho
rest of tho lime looks decidedly rag
ged about the ears. Ho was making
a witnoss deseribj a barn that figured
iu his last ease :
How long had (his barn been
"Oh, I don't know. About a year,
mebby about nine mot.tli, p'r'aps.
'Hut just how long ? Tell the jury
how long it has been built.''
Well, I don't known, exactly
quite a while."'
"Now, Mr. B., you pass for an in
telligent farmer and yet you can't tell
how old (his barn is, and you have
lived on ihe next farm for leu yens,
('.in you tell how old your own house
is? Com.' now -tell us how old your
own house is, if you think you
tj.iirk as lightning tho old
fanner replied- "Yo want to
Know how old my house is, do yo f
Wi ll, it's about as old as ye be anil
needs shingliu' about as bid!"
iu lb; roar that followed tho wit
ness nieppod down was not called
back Cliieiiio Post,
nut kino'm roiii..
The fool kept by the King
Was quite a stupid bore.
Although, at everything.
Ills Majesty would roar,
"There's nothing In Ids chaff,"
Maid lie, "to cause me uilnh,
Hut still 1 have to laugh
To get my'money's worth."
A WAI.Itl'S Ill'Sr IN Ri III- SEAS.
Tho walrus was made fast to the
tern, and (hen wo rowed for the ship,
delighted with our success. Our ex
ultation was brief, for, as we wort
towing (his i in in e t) bo burden, weigh
ing, as wo found af tor ward, nearly
14U0 pounds, one of (ho parly shouted
excitedly, "Look ahead, boys! We
ure iu for it I"
Advancing upon us iu stern battle
array with regular, unbroken column,
came n herd of between thirty nud
forty walrus. It was a grand sight.
On they canto with swift and vigorous
strokes, their great, dark-brown forms
in strong contiast with iho ice-covered
bcii, Iheir huge, hsrd-visaged heads
erect, their long, sharp ivory disks
glistening ferociously iu tho sunlight.
Their bloodshot eyes were fixed upon
us with vengctui intent.
We, however, were ns eager ns they
for the fray. Aglow with excitement
and exhilaration, wo u et thoir fierco
onslaught with a volley from our rifles
that even those determined beasts
could not withstand. But they with
drew only for a moment; then, bel
lowing loudly with rage, they inado a
second desperate effort to icmcIi our
boat. One huge monster who led the
ranks dived, and it appeared ns if lie
would come just below the stern. 1'p
bo camo alongside, and reared his un
gainly head in order to hook his tusks
over the gun wale of the boat. That
wo bad to prevent ; for had bo suc
ceeded in getting them over the side,
his immense weight, even unaided by
any effort on his part, would have
capsized our boat as if it were but a
raciug-shell. Our artist fired into the
tough hide only a few feet away. 1
grasped the nearest weapon, an ico
ax', but the bloy from it i-v!o uc
more impression than if il had been o
light wand, except that it enraged hi in
Again he raised his tusks, nnd re
newed his attempt; but then our
brnvc commander planted a good-sued
rifle-ball in tho nape of the neck a
vital point. We bad had a narrow
escape; for, once upset, even had we
avoided tho jaws of those angry brutes,
swimming in that icy water to ono ol
the distant icobergs would have been
extremely perilous. Iu the meantime
tho herd of walrus, bewildered and
frightened, many having been killed
or wounded, turned and retreated in
Then, (owing our two walrus,
weight of over three thousand pounds
we. rowed for our ship, the "Kite."
It was very slow nnd arduous work
Hut we felt socure, thinking we were
done with our impetuous arctic cue.
! mie. They were of a dill -rent mind ;
j certainly they were not done with us.
; Fonts we pulled with aching nrim
and weary backs, a loud shout froir
one of tho moil warned us tiiat oui
fancied security was to be disturbed.
j Hight ahead appeared pack of noins
50 walrus; and scarco Iwd wo timo tc
collect ourselves and prepare for bat
tle, when nnothor grcop was seen ofl
tho starboard bow t.'ien still nnoihei
off tho port bowt Wo were coniplnlo
ly surrounded, and in tho distance
many more dark bidios were ruadt
out, evidently swimming toward us
The sea was aln e with I hem. Tin
wounded had retreated only to sum
mon aid -to collect their scaltcret'
forces. More enraged limn ever, the)
had returned to wrek dire vengeance
on Ihe presumptuous foreign iiitrtid
ere. This time it rfomcd as if our
hunt was to have a disastrous ending.
rmtaunted by ojir Are, on they
came, some to within fifteen or twenty
foot. Wo triid to make every shot
toll. Somo grasped the oars to row for
tho ship, and out brandished the heavy
ship's a, to prevent thoin from thrust
ing their tusks ver the side of thr
boat. Now tho flght had reached the
height c.f excitement. lUrds of inn I
dei'od walrus were on all sides, ami
Ihofharp, rapi I reports of the rifle
were followed by the peculiar, dis
rordau( howling and bellowing of the
infuriated beasts. We still clung U
our unwieldy tpoils, which made il
impossible to Attain any headway. Al
first wo hurried y deluded whether w
should not try to reach a low iceberg;
but now that our passage was blocked
on all shin, the oniy choice left ui
was to fight it out then and there.
At last, beaten ami dismayed, out
pursuers yielded, turned, and fled.
Work of the Purchasing Agent
of a Great Railroad.
He Buys Immense Quantities
of Various Articles.
The purchasing agent of a great
railroad occupies a place that would be
a sinecure for those persons of cither
sex who delight in buying for buy
ing's sake. Hut it is no sinecure to
Iho purchasing agent, who buys from
from year's end lo year's end, nnd is
always on tin lookout for low pricos,
which ho generally finds.
Tho work of the purchasing agent
is to audit all Ihe requisitions tuado
upon him by heads of departments uud
station musters, and to buy tho goods
called for. Some of litis work ho does
iu person, and some by proxy.
Tlio principal items with which he
has to deal aro iron, rope, wa'te,
gluss, stationery and oil. He must
kcej) himself informed of tho market
prices of those 4?-ticlcs, and be ready
always to take advantage of a glut iu
the market or a drop in price from
any other cause. Hj buys always at a
discount from the lowest market ptico,
because he buys in great quantities.
Tho purchasing agent of such a road
as the New York Central buys about
fo.OOO.OOt.i worth of goods every year.
Ho has nothing to d with tho rails,
lumber, or heavy machinery; they arc
attended to iu other quarters. Kvery
head of department and every station
agent must make a requisition on the
first of tho month for ihe supplies that
he will need for thai mouth. To keep
Ihe busiuoss iu good running order it
is imperative that the requisitions be
inado on the first of the m.iiiih; it will
not do for tho agent lo write in the
middle of the mouth that ho is short
These lequisiiions aro sent direct to
the purchasing agent and he audits
(hem. If he thinks that too much of
any article has been ordered he cuts
down tho order. If, on ihe other
band, an order is m mi fost ly too small,
he increases it. This, however, sel
dom happons. After the requisitions
have been audi ed they aro sent lo ouo
of tlio princi al officers of the com
pany for his approval. As soon as
(hey receive his stamp tho goods ate
shipped to their destiual ion. They ate
not bought as needed, but are kept iu
stock in great quanliti. s.
A Sun reporter found iho purchas
ing ngout of the New York C'nilral
railroad in tho midst of a heap of
One was for It dozen red globes lot
signal lanterns, "'' barrels of oil, 100
barrels of signal oil. 'jo gallons of
turpentine, lO.i'i'O seals and wiros for
sealing freight cars, a coil of rope live
inches in circumference, 1 dozen
brooms, half a dn?."n sponges, lno
pounds of waste for cleaning chim
iio) s, 3 gallons of soft soap for clean
ing cabooses, I kegs of nails, ,'00 en
velopes, 1,000 paper clasps, 1 gross
each of pens and pencils, and 10 yards
of flag bunting. An flie in the in
terior of the Stato called lor 10,000
largo envelopes, "iimm small en
velopes, ,"0i small pads, ;,0H0 lotter
heads, 10 gross of pens, .'iini applica
tion forms, oOO monthly report blanks,
10 gross of pencils, 10 gross of clasps,
100 large slicks of red sealing wux,
600 heavy manilla envelopes, 6 doz.-u
011 cans, It dozen lanterns, 10 signal
lamps, 2 dozen white globes, 3 large
lamps for station, 2 dozen brooms, 2
leather dusters, 150 pounds of waste,
9 kegs of nails, n half-dozen large
chamois skins, 75 panes of glass i6x
20, 5 coils of small rope, one-quarter
bale of coarse wrapping paper, 2o0
fence pickets, and 1,100 feet of barbed
Sometimes the iron bought comes
out of the foundry so hot that it
scorches the car fl tors. The discount
secured by buying iron in huge quan
tities is very slight ; but in stationery,
on tho other hand, it is very largo.
Stationery at retail is uot high al pres
ent, but tho purchasing agent gets it
at about one-half the usual rates. In
rope, too, ho gets heavy discounts.
The purchasing agent not only keeps
his mind practising continual gym
nastics figuring for low prices, but he
has hard work to keep Ihe run of all
his stock. The siuglo item of envel
opes is enough lo confuse him. Tho
New Yolk Central Itailroid uses 10,
000 different forms of envelopes.
LXew York Sun.
EprrlcniTS With Mens.
Mr. Scions, having spent twenty
one years in Africa, has returned to
London from Mashonnlaud. Mr. S-j-lous
confessed that ho had killed 10o
elepliA its and twenty-five lions. His
best Hon story was about a mail cai
rii r in Mashoualaiid. The man in
I Question wns ridinc on-: horse and
lending nnot'ier, which carried the
mails, when the lion undo his appear
ance and Ins spring. The littler de
inoral. ;d tho mail ruuiph'tolv. One
horse was bowled over, tho other
broke away without its rider, and llm
mail carrier very naturally lost all in
terest in the mail.
Tho lion did not succeed in detain
ing either of the horses fihey turned
up next day at the fort, ouo very
badly wounded and w ithout Hie mail
bags), so he returned to the unfortu
nate currier. Hint the lion treed and
then sal down al Ihe foot of ihe lieu
to await (leve'optiteii 's. I'i rt unatcly
for the catrior ilu-y did not develop
entirely as iho lion could have wished,
for the next day a caravan pacd and
the lion stalked tiway into the bii.sh,
doubtless with an increased contempt
for the lefi.icmeuts of civi.i tiion.
Tlio inailbags were not found foi
"Are lions fond of man mcaii"'
"No," said Mr. Se'.ous: "(hey pre
fer donkeys, 1 think the donkeys re
mind them of 7 -bras. They have no
distaste for horse, but they will at
tack human b-ings. I once knew n
lion lo walk into a camp where 1 was
slaying and wirk oil wi'li one of iho
policemen. I've brought his skin
home the lion's. I think il is iu that
corner no, it isn't. I remember 1
have scut it away to ho cleaned."
"Lion hunting is dangerous, isn't
' It depends. One learns to run
fewer risks as one gels older. When
I wound a lion now, I let him yo.
When I was younger, 1 u-ed I" go
after him. I shall do s-o no more. -Loudon
When Niagara Rim Dry.
"The Niagara Falls are dry. There
is so littla water running over them
Ihat ono can walk out on the bed of
the river to the very verge of the
precipice." Bishop Fuller was ihe
speaker, and he. said those were ihe
words on every one's tongue one day
forty-live years ago.
He said he did not witnes- ihe spec,
laclo himself, but that his bio hcr-in-law,
Thomas (.'. S.n et. Fq., did and
told him of it next day. There wcro
many others who saw il also, for the
river bed ubove the falls was, com
paratively speaking, dry for a w hole.
"It happened in this way," explained
The winds had been blowing down
Lake Krie, which is only about M feet
deep, and rushing a great ileal of water
over the falls nnd -uddeuly changing
drove this little water up to the we-teru
pillion of the hike, and at this junc
ture tho ice on Lake F.rie, which had
been broken up by these high winds,
got jammed in the liver between
Hutl'tlo and the Canada -hore and
formed a dam. which kept b.u !. the
waters of Lake F.rie lor a day.
Mr. Stieet told li)e that he and his
daughter went out lo the edge of the
precipice about one-third i f Ihe way
from Table Hock toward ( )al Island,
and planted a pole, with the young
lady's handkerchief firmly lied to it,
in a crevice of the rock. He s.iid t lira t
below tho falls the water was mi shal
low (hat immense jagged rvk iood
up above the surface.
This statement is amply verified by
Hon. L. F. Alien of Buffalo. Henry
Bond of Chippewa, We I land eoutiiv,
Ontario, and James Markluin ol he
same town. The two lailer make af
lidivits of their statemeiiis,--New
York Mail and Kxprcss.
Finest Ironclad tibial.
At (ho beginning of his tingic
Chilcati presidency Hal maeeda ordered
three ironclads at tho Chantiers ilo la
Seyne, Toulon, France. Two, it will
bo remembered, were after some dc
lii'if banded over to Balumccda's ad
versaries. Tho third, the Capilan
Prat, has just been armed and w ill
shortly start for Chile, where it will
be warmly welcomed. Ihe builders
cl i in that it is the finest ironclad
Its cost was $.2,700,on0. besides
.200,000 for incidental expense. The
construction of it was icgun in April,
1W, and it is named after ihe brave
captain who fell at Iquiqiie ou May
21, l?l. It is a vessel of 70on ions,
is 109 yards long by 20 yards wide,
draws 20 fret of water, and is of Iv.',-OOO-horse
power. It has 12 canet and
20 Hutehkiss guns and 5 Calling
mitrailleuses. Its guns aro worked
by electricity, and il has a Fiskc tele
meter and Buiiivnnl anilorpedo net
ting. Tho crew liumbct toll men, and
aro at prcseut under the command of
Captain Yalenzuela Day. Chicago
An opal, which is said to have
weighed a hundred carats, w as found
near Caldwell, Idaho, the other dav,
and was Kld lor $3500.
f nit ol the sun of the laud of lovn
So,i, radiant beams e'er glow. '
Tin y llv from the Father heart above
I" the inotiirr heart below.
An. I there they abide f-r eveiniore.
The sj iitboN of iove divine.
II 1,1 world lilmvs with the amber
i if tb' love r.i) s from above :
i'ln- ibal soul wakes fpmi Us formless
To know that io 1 Is love.
The I her heart like the lallu r heart
With love i j; lowing ever.
' Ij . wli" cuii :-ln- of Ibis l"V' divine,
1 1- ti II tin woiidrnii- story
i 'f tin' in. .Iber In irts that ever shine
With i,o, s o u potent glory?
No ear'hly lu e is half so puin
As the i.., ntle mother love.
I ho' the i hild may sin, the mother love
Can know n-ishade of turning ;
J he motln r-lieait, like broodiug dove,
Will uei r cease it's yearning,
flic world may spurn and the world
I'.ut mother love is changeless.
I Hi. moth, r love, ,od's tetidi rest filft,
I In col I world's saing leaven !
II hol-l- ns i.it win n our soul would drift,
And ; leads our cjU-c with Heaen.
All ntle r love may wither and die,
Hut mother l"ve is deathless.
illiam Smith Morris.
Ill MOR0I S.
Ila 'd lo Heat A boiled egg.
Wanted A lid for tho trunk of a
"When is a woman not a woman?''
'Well, when is ii?" "When sho is a
Mi-s 'siiipp'u Men aro such fools!
Miss D iriey Ah, who has proposed
to you uow, dear ?
"How is your little brother? Like
ly to get weli'.'' "h! yes; bo got
his tirst thrashing today since his ill
ues." A phih'si'pher being asked what was
tho firt thing necessary Dwnrd win
ii'iig the lovo of a woman, answered
"This." said the boy whose mother
tin ned him over to his father for pun
ishment, "is one of the evils of paren
The young lady who burst into tears
has b en put I igoiher again, and is
now wearing hoops lo prevent a rc
oecui ieiice of the accident.
"I consider the old colonel a very
I'lboutl man'' "In what way:"' "III
monev matters. He has only ono leg
and yet he pays leu cents for a shine.'
Poor Jiiuson: he's housekeeping
and he tills me he has an awful time
wiih his cook." "Why doesn't ho
di-i barge hoi ?" "Can't; you see he
married hel l''
'When a woman," says Mrs. Purl,
tington, "has once married with ft
cmigi :i'ing heart and one Ihat bents
responsible to her own, sho will never
want to enter the iinuitiino stato
A man out West has moved so often
Ilia! when his chickens see a c)Vei'Cl
wagioi Mop before th.' house they
march it the road, fall upon their
back- behind the wagon and cross
Iheir bgs lo be tied.
A Huston biokcr, whoso mind was
fuli of stock quotation", was asked a
lew days since how old his father was.
"Weil," sit'ul he abstractedly, "tho old
gentleman is quoted ut eighty, but
(here Is every prospect he will reach
Hid Her Money in an Ash barrel.
The curious pinces in which women
conceal their valuable was never bet
ter illustrated than by a story which
iiiiiie to light yesterday.
A ragpicker found an ordinary tin
hex in tin nsh barrel in front of 327
Popular street, and Was forthwith of
fered if'.1 for it by the driver of mi
ash carl. The ofler was accepted, and
w hen the driver opened the box af'er
he gol home he found in it a lot of
jewelry and .iibf 12 in money.
A woman living in the Popular
stieet house wanted to go out on Mon
day, and, no one being at home, put
her box of vali nhles in the barrel,
throwing a stmt lo of ashes iu after
ward. Some one, returning,
took iho barrel and placed it on
the sidewalk, vh.Me, mbscquenUy,
more ashes were thrown iu.
The w oman, returning, noticed the
barrel on the pavement, but tho fact
of the placing of be box had entirely
slipped her memory until ihe collection
of tho a-hes had been made, wlieii sho
became well-nigh frantic and started)
out on a hunt.
Sho learned ttiat the ragpicker had!
been seeti in the neighborhood, and
alter considerable difficulty located
him, on. v to Hull Dial bo had sold tlio
hix. Wi'h the Rid of Superintendent
Deiancy sh was enabled to find do
driver. He hv.idod her tho box and
bo received t"0. f Philadelphia Kec
01 d. J