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PITTSHORO', CHATHAM CO., N. CM MAY 25, 189:5.
A Dentil and A Lire.
Fair young Hannah,
Ben, the tunbtirni fisher, gayly woosj
Ilali' and clever,
For a willing heart and hand he alien.
May-lay skies are nil aglow,
Anil the waves tire lnughing to!
For her wedding
Hannah leaves her window and her shoes.
Mar in passing;
Mid the apple houghs a pigeon coos.
For tho mild soiilhwcster mischief brews.
Itnund Ilia roeksuf Marblchead,
Uiilwnrd hound, a schooner sped.
llannnh's at the window, binding shoes.
Sailing away !
Loiiing the hreatli of the shores in May,
Propping down from tho beautiful bay,
Over the sea slope vast and gray !
And the skipper's eyes with a mist arc
For ft vision come on the rising wind
Of a gentle face that he leaves behind,
And a heart that Hindis through the fog
Thinking of him.
Far into night
He watches the gleam of the lessening light
Fixed on the danger us lRlau.1 height
That bars the harbor he loves from sight.
And he wishes, at dawn, he could tell the
Of how they weathered I he southwest fl.i!e,
To brighten the cheek that had grown so
With a wakeful nlglit among spectres grim
Terrors for Ji in.
Here's the bank where the fishermen go.
Over the schooner's side Ihey throw
Tni klc and bait to the deeps below.
And Skipper Hen In th water sees,
V.'lmi its ripples rurl to the liht land
HniiK'thing thai stirs like bin apple trees,
Anil two soft eyes that beneath them swim,
l.lfleil to him.
Hear the w ind roar,
And the rain through the slit sails tesr and
"."lend)! we'll send by the ape Ann shore,
Then hark to the Itcvi rly bells once more!"
And "Oh man worked with the will of ten;
While up in the rigging, now and then,
The lightning glared in the face of Hen,
Turned to the b'uck horizon's lim.
Scowling mi him.
Into bis brain
Tturned with the iron of hopeless pain.
Into thoughts tint grapple ami eyes that
Tierces tin- iniinorv. cruel and nin
Never again shall he walk nt ease
I'ndcr the blossoming apple tri es
That whisper and sway to the sunset breeze,
While soft eyes float where the sen gulls
lazing u illi lilui.
How Ho y went down
Never was known in the still obi (own.
Nobody guessed how the fisherman brown,
With the look of despair that was half a
Faced his fato in the furious ntght
Faced the mad I illnws with Winger white,
Just within hail of tho beacon light
That shone on a woman sweet and trim,
Waiting for him.
Itins to the tide as it ehhs and swells!
His was the anguish n moment tells
The passionate sorrow death quickly knells.
Hut the wearing wash of a lifelong Woo
Is left for the desolate heart to know.
Whose tides with the dull yean come and
Till hope drifts dead to Its stagnant brim,
Thinking of him.
1'oor lone Hannah.
Pitting at the window binding shoes,
Sitting, stitching, in a mournful muse,
llright-cycd beauty once was she.
When the bloom was on the tree;
Spring and Winter,
Hannah's at the window, binding slices.
Not a neighbor
1'ussitig nod or answer will refuse
To her whisper:
Ts there from the Ushers any new?'
Oh, her heart's adrift with one
tu an endless voyage gone!
Night and morning,
Hannah's at t lie window, binding shoes.
Now no tear her wasted cheek bedeffg.
Not a sail returning will she lose-,
Whispering hoarsely, "Fishermen,
Have you, have you beard or Hon''
Old with wat' hlng,
Hannah's at the window, binding shoes.
Jtleixh and tear the ragged shore she views.
.Never one has brought her any news,
still her dim eyes silently
Chase the white sails o'er the sea.
Hannah's at the window, binding shoes.
SAVED BY A CALF.
"The wliolo course of my lifo was
changed, iiinl my love' young dream
destroyed in less than a minute by n
calf, mid a foiiunnto thing it was for
m" srid the wife of u prominent
citizen of Lycjining county, Penn.,
now visiting friends in this city. My
father was the leading business man
in a bustling lumber village, ami there,
woro thrco gins of us, a sis or older
and ono younger than I. Father was
kind and indulgent, but very level
headed, nnil had been a widower for
somo years. When I whs IS a good
looking young chap fr tit somewhere
down the Susquehanna imiie to clerk
in father's store. 1 was it romantic
fl)ij, irul fell in love with the good-
looking clerk, or thought I did, find
ho fell mi lovo with mo. That young
nan, it sccmod to mo (lion, was the
bravest, most ainb'tiom youth that
ever lived. I see now that it was
only check nnd brag, lint ho was my
ideal of n lover, nnd I believed it wu
impossible fur mo to livo without
"Father wasn't long in discovering
tho very tender relations that hud
cotno lo exist between mo and his
Bclf-assertivo young clerk, mid ho
culled mo to him one day nnd told mc
that he was sory to soo that I was such
a silly girl, and that I mint get over
it nt once, and thou iu formed my
bravo and steadfast idol tiiat nt the
end of tho month he could go hack
homo. Of course my heart was
broken. Lifo had lost nil i s cliaim.
I felt I was tho victim of a stern and
unsympathetic parent's cruel will and
I wished that I were dead.
'.'Now, although this lover of mine
wns clerking in my father's store fur
$20 a month and his board, his father
was a rich lumberman, and ho was the
only son. When I was nt the hoiglit
of n:y misery over the paternal inter
ference thnt had ritfll-d ihj course of
my truo love, as I think I was in tho
habit of calling it, my idol and 1 met
ono evening, quitu by chance, of
course, at the hotiso of a neighbor of
ours, nml what did my bravo knight
propose but an elopement, and what
did my romantic soul do but prompt
me to agree to tlio proposition on the
'There was a railroad station eight
miles distant. The last tni'ii for any
wliero left that station nt 7 o'clock
every evening. All we had to do was
to drive to tho station, get tho train,
go lo tho county scat, only an hour's
ride, get married, and bo happy over
after. Wo fixed on a certain night
this was along toward the middle of
December and got everything ready
for tho elopement. It was n good
liour-uud-u-hulf drive lo tho station
over tho sort of road wo had to travel
on, ami ho wo wero obliged to tnko an
early start. The winter had been
very mild. There wus no snow. It
was just beginning to get dark when I
stole to where my valiant lover was
waiting for me with a horse and
wagon. I knew that the chances were
all in favor of my level-headed father
discovering the w hole plot heforo wc
could reach the station, and I was
sure that he would bo on our track
with a horse a good deal faster than
tho ouo wc had lo depend on. Ilut 1
hud no fear that he would ovet haul
"Hcforo wc hud gone one-quarter of
the way night had set in for good,
but there was a moon, ami that helped
us along amazingly. Wo had got
within a mile of tho station and had
good reason to believe wo wero snfo,
when suddenly the horso stopped with
a snort of terror, reared up, nnd tried
to turn in tho road. A cut with the
whip straightened him up, but he kept
on snorting and showing evidences of
terror. 1 looked up the road and dis
covered the cause of all this. An i in
incuse hear stood on its haunches nt
one side of tho road growling nnd
snarling and showing a disposition to
advance upon u. When my brave
lover saw the savage boast he rosa up
in the wagon, gave a yell, nnd gasped :
'Oh! Jennie, let's go back."
"1 forgot nil about the bear. 1
gRil in nina.emcnt nt my gallant
knight. lie was ns pule as a sheet.
The lines hung loose in bis hands. I
seized thorn, jerked thorn away from
him, took the whip, nnd, as 1 li-.-ld the
horso from turning round, ordered
tho eowardly youth out of tho wagon
lie crnwlod out of tho back end of the
wagon, and toro down the road as fast
ns his legs could carry him.
'Then I whipped tho horse with nil
my might, and ho sprang forward and
whizzed tho wagon past tho growling
bear so close that it almost knocked
tho ugly beast over. 1 drovo on to
tho station, had tho horse put out, and
went in the little hotel thero to wait
for father. My love's young droain
was gone as if it had never been. Te"
minutes af.cr 1 reached tho station tho
train came and went. Ten minutes
later father came tearing on horseback
up to the door. 1 mot him.
Father," said 1, '1'vo been saved
by a calf.'"
Then I (old him nil about tho ad
venture on the road.
Saved by a ealfl' ho exclaimed,
'You mean saved by a bear.' "
" 'Not at all,' I repliod. 'If Jerry
hadn't been a calf and the biggest
kind of a calf, that bear wouldn't havo
been any more than a stump in my
way. 1 was saved by a calf, I tell
you, nud I want to go home!'
"My gallant lover was never seen
around our iicighboi hood ngai.i, and
somehow or other, father always
seemed to think nioro i f me after that
than ho ever had before.'' New
Vol k Sun.
The Carnival in Kio Do Janeiro.
Thero aro two totally distinct sea
sons at Kio, whon tho town presents
nn altogether different appoarnncc ; tho
summer, which lasts from October to
April, nml tho winter, from May to
September. In tho summer, which is
tho n u l u in n anil winter in Europe,
when 1 1 io sun pours down into the
narrow streets, Rio is anything hut an
iigreeuldo place. The heat has driven
nwny tho rich nml leisured classes,
the great merchant-', the diplomatic,
corps; in f ;ict, all of any position or
fancied position hasten to the suburbs
on tho breezy heights overlooking tho
city, or to tho little country towns in
the neighborhood, such as lVtropolis
and Thercsopolis, whilst others take
refuge on the islands of the bay.
The town becomes a perfect ca'dron ;
but this docs not prevent .i great ex
citement over the Carnival, which is
an institution to which tho Flumiucn
scs, or river folk, arc particularly de
voted. This relic of the old hcalheii
Saturnalia is fast disupwrai iug from
Europe; and now that Italy is a united
kingdom, it is no longer properly kept
up even in its former headqi a-ters,
Koine and Venice.
At Kio, however, Carnival-lime
livelier than ever, mid there nre so
cieties for celebrating it in grand
style. Shrove-Tucsdny is kept in a
most characteristic manner, nnd is dis
tinguished not only by tho richness of
the costumes mid the originality of tho
vehicles iu the procession", but by the
absurdity of the caricatures in what
may justly be termed an open air re
view of (lie chief events of tho pre
Iu tho time of tho empiro the
ministers of lljin Pedro defrayed tho
expenses of the Carnival, nud though
a republic has now been established
the old customs are kept tip, and the
revolution arc spared no moie than
were their predecessors; moreover,
liko t In-ill, they arc the first to laugh
at the ridiculous caricatures of them
selves nml their actions iu these witty
exhibitions, in which full scope is at'
forded to the imaginations of (ho
popular pools of Kio. Harper's
Week I v.
A lluiuhle Ilee Chased by n Humming
An observer writes that he s satis
fied that there is just as much rivalry
between humming birds nnd bees in
their quest for honey us thorc is be
tween members of tho human race in
their struggle for the good things of
life, and describes u recent quarrel
that ho saw in a Portland, (Mo.)
garden, wimic a humming bird with
nn angry dash expressed its disap
proval of the presence of a big bumb!
bee in the same tree. The usually
pugnacious bco incontinently fled,
but ho did not leave tho tree. lie
ilnshed back nnd forth mnoiig the
branches and white blossoms, the
humming bird in clo-c pursuit.
Wheic will you find another pair
that could dodge and dart equal to
those? They wero like flashes of
light, yet tho pursuer followed the
track of the pursued, turning when
the bee turned. Iu shoit, the bird nud
(ho boo controlled the movements of
his eyes. Tho chase was all over in
half the time that i; has taken to tell
it, but the excitement of a pack of
hounds after a fox was no greater.
Tho bee Osc.iped, I Ho bird giving up
t lie chase nnd alighting on a twig. It
couldn't have been chasing the bco for
food, and there is no possiblo expla
nation of its unprovoked attack except
that it wished to have till the honey
itself. rCliiengo Times.
31 ay Displace (innpovtiler.
A commission of (ierinau arlillory
experts has been testing nt tho Jtictcr
borg a new explosive which is intend
ed to replace, ultimately, gunpowder
iu tho tiermau ai my. Tho cxplosivo
is a brown, fatly subslancoof the con
sistency of frozen oil when exposed
(o ordinary tcinj eraturo. It retains
this consistency up to 112 degrees
Fiihrcheii. A shock or a spark docs
not set it oft". When ued in guns t No
explosion is obtained through contact
with another chemical compound.
Thecxplosiou isulmost unaccompanied
by smoke mid the detonation is incon
siderable. Tho recoil is very slight,
even when tho heaviest charges havo
been used. The explosive docs not
heat the weapons sutlii icntlv to cause
dillicully in the way of rapid tiring,
nud cartridges once used mo easily re
filled. For the present rifle, model of ,
I f-i ST., the new compound is not avail
able, but if futuro tests be ns satisfac
tory as the recent ones it will be in
troduced generally in the artillery
brunch of tho service. Four models
of new army lillos having many ad
vantages over tho rifle now in use,
havo pntsod successfully the trials of
tho small arms inspectors. The in
ventor of all tour is Mr. Weiss of tho
lira, dvimntte f.ieiorv. Chicago
II i ild. '
A kiss when I awake in the morning,
A kiss when I go to bed,
A kiss when I burn my lingers,
A ki-s when I bump my head.
A kiss when my bath is over.
A kiss when my hath begins;
My mamma is full of kisses -
As full as a nurse o' pins.
A kiss when I play with my rattle,
A kiss wlcu I pull my hair;
She covered me over with kisses
The day I fell from the stair.
A ki-s when I give her trouble.
A kiss when 1 gave her joy;
There's nothing like mamma's kissii
To hrrown little baby l. y.
INtw York Telegram.
tii i:v fiAVi: tiik. i;Mi'iii'.ss a ii'moi t.t.
When tho little tiorman princess
was born last summer, the (ierman
empress, in accordance with the na
tional custom, gave twenty compleic
out tits of beautifully made little baby
clothes to twenty poor women. And
on the same day the emperor pardoned
n number of women convicts. The
children of Germany, who dearly love
I lie empress for her kindness to them
on nil occasions, were busy planning
n superb bouquet to be given lo their
royal mistress. Wl.eu completed tho
bouquet was i early a yard across tho
top. it was dome-shaped nnd was
composed of ten thousand violets,
surrounded by three hundred big roses.
From the top of the dome to the out
side of the bouquet there extended
lield flowers, which gave Hie gay rlh d
of ribbons mining the violet. The en
tire bouquet wus the work of peasant
children, who took this way of show
rig their gratitude to their empress.
A STIiAM.I". SciMiSI KU
Ono night as I lay iu bed I heard
a shrill "tweet, tweet," close to my
I storied up nnd listened. 1 was
rewarded by a series of chirps, fol
lowed by a prolonged trill of gicut
What could it he? 1 was not the pos
sessor of u canary, but without doubt
somebody's pet bad escaped and flown
into my room through the open win
diw; ihi warbling an 1 tiilliug still
continued, now lit one end of the
ro in, now at tho other, sometime
close to my bed.
I decided at last to investigate.
Arising us noiselessly as possible, I
lighted the gas and looked around, ex
pecting to see a little n ass of yellow
down fluttering in the sudden glare.
"Tweet, tweet, tweet," came from
under the sofu. Ah, tho little rascal,
it hud taken refuge there! 1 resolved
this time it should not escape me, so
providing myself with a towel with
which to cupturo the tiny fugitive, I
peered cautiously under the sofa.
"I.ii!iiiess there, and nothing more."
Suddenly 1 felt something brush
ngainst by bare feet, then came
another outburst of song, us though
the unknown little creature wero
some mischievous sprite laughing at
his own pranks.
1 teated myself on a chair thor
oughly puzzled; thero was a moment's
silence, then tho singing began again
soft'y and sweetly liko the rippiing of
a brook in midsummer or the tinkling
of tiny silver bells. Nothing more
exquisite or dainty could be imagined.
I had thought it was a canary, but
now I was convinced that it must be a
bird of rare species.
The sounds seemed to come from
tho neighborhood of the gate. I
wutchtd intently without making a
movement : then I rubbed my eyes.
Was I dreaming? I rubbed them
i' gain; tho truth flashed upon mo. My
songster wns none other than a little
irruy mouse seated demurely in the
centre of the while fur rug.
"Tweet, tweet, tweet," it eaejf,
moving its head from otic side lo
another, and looking nt mo know
ingly from its saucy round eyet, then
it ran the length of tho room execut
ing a trill of marvellous sweetness,
and disappeared into some biddou
This was its farewell effort, for al
though I waited for nioro than nn
hour I did not repeat its performance.
The next morning I found a liny
gray mouse in the trap. 1 did not
know whether it was my littlo friend
cf the night before. 1 burled it with
honors. In any case, never again was
1 visited by the strange little songster.
New York Observer.
Jinks. "When burglars were in
your house the other night did Mrs.
Filkins look tin let- tho bed for a
Filkins. " Yes; and found one,
Jinks. "One of the burglars?''
Filkins. "No; me!" Harper's
"GRAND OLD MAN."
Simple and Regular Life of
Plain Food at Hi3 Meals and
Plenty of Sleep.
Mr. ("iladstone is in the best of
health, sleeps remarkably well and, so
far from having shown signs of de
creasing vitality through an inability
to maintain the appetite for food, the
right honorable gentleman enjoys bis
meals with the zest of a young man.
When ho rises he invariably takes a
tepid bath, and every morning before
breakfast while at Diarrilz lie attended
church, und since his return to London
has frequently lakon u little walk in
tho grounds of Downing street. 1 1 is
first meal usually consists of hard
boiled egg, a slico of tongue, with tea
and toast. After breakfast bo devotes
himself to his correspondence, and for
several hours is busy with his private
secretary and receiving such political
callers as may arrive.
For luncheon Mr. Cladstone takes
cold meat, milk pudding nnd cheese.
A' 5 o'clock, if disengaged, ho has
nftetnoon tea. His dinners aro se
lected to his taste. He Iakc9 soup,
fish (if it is to his fancy), but usually
dines off one dish, which ho selects
nnd does not depart from He is very
i ml of rice pudding and prunes and
rice, mid upon cither of these, but
more especially the former, he would,
if tho etiquette, of tho dinner tabic
permitted it, make nn entire meal. Ik
does not drink collec because it is
seldom made to his liking, mil, being
astringent, keeps him nwake.
While nt Liiarritz a rulo was made
thnt Mr. (tladstone should he left alone
at 10 o'clock every night. This rulo
is likely to be adhered to still, and the
other evening, while tho guest of u
friend, he left nt n quarter past 10. -ml
was in bed fifteen minutes later. Mr.
Cladstone has, with very rare excep
tions, always slept well, and for sonic
time was iu the habit of remaining iu
bed until noon. This Was when he
felt fatigued or desired to think out
some mutter which specially engaged
him. Hut nt Itiurrilz he never lay in
bed but once, mid that was two slays
be f oro the time tixed for his departure,
when ho was attacked by a cold iu (lie
head, and reverted lo his old rule,
kept his bid for twenty-four hours
and thus regained his usual health.
Since the right houorublo gentleman
returned to London he has risen early,
and is as vigorous and hearty as his
friends could wish. Mr. (Jladstone
lives very plainly, his regimen being
guided by authority, but his appetite
jii London is good. On one occasion
at liiarritz lie was linked liow he slept,
to which he replied gaily: "Well, 1
have done my nine hours.''
His memory is us kei n as cvor nnd
at tho ISiarritz dinner table, as when
ho dines at home or with frienls in
London, lis was the life of the party.
On ono occasi- n,vliin Mr. Tollemacho
was present, there was u discussion
about classics and Mr. (iludstouc
quoted, not single lines of (ircck, but
wliolo passages. O i the voyage from
Calais the channel was very stormy
and Mr. (Fadstone lay down, but did
not suffer from seasickness. Tlio re
ports of his ill health nnd less n d vi
tal!. have caused t he Downing strcc'
post bag to be unusually heavy and a
great deal of ill-afforded timo tins con
sequently been expended in lefiiting
these idlo inventions. St. James
The Lust of Her Itaee.
Old Jennie, the lust representative
of the famous Kiver Indians now liv
ing in this country nnd quite adviinc-d
in years, is making a buiial robe,
after tho custom of the distinguished
members of her tribe, in which lo be
laid nwny when the summons shall
como and she shall piss to the happy
hunting ground, where iho white
man is not and firewater is unknown.
The ground work is of fine buckskin
and is superbly decoiated with the
Various kinds of money used by Iho
tribe for (,'0 oral ions p ist and richly
ornnmontcd in a pleasing nml skillful
manlier wiih jewels, pebb'es, beads
and other valuables used and admired
by the tiibc in the past.
Tho robe when completed will weigh
ful y fiO pounds, nnd as a relic or re.
minder of tho peculiar customs and
practises of a nation of peoplo now
prneticnlli blotted from existence is
most valuable and should bo preserved.
With this commendable purpose in
view Mrs. Kowena Nichols, who litis
been employed by llm world's fair
ennmiticc to paint tho Table Rocks,
has procured a number of sketches of
llii- in;eiesti: g subject and will paint
a lifi-sy picture of old Jennie
wrapped in her gorgeous cei eiiieuls,
and thus lifp'-ilv pie rive a cacrcd
cttstoin about ! y.iss forever irdo ob
livion. Old Jennie was born and
raised at the foot of Table Hocks, and
during the wars was once captured by
the whiles and later rescued by her
people. Sho lives about a mile and a
half from Jacksonville, up Jackson
creek, nud to hear her t-jll,in thatpecii
liar and impressive Indian stylo, tho
grievous outrages and nameless
wrongs perpetrated upon her people
anil (heir consequent annihilation from
tho face of the earth would touch tho
stoittost heart with sympathy and al
most make one wish be could face
again the brawny braves who fought
nud died for this fair heritage, and
for which s.id fate old Jennie's heurt
goes out in bitter wnils. This paint
ing will be a vuluable object lesson ns
indicating the fast fleeting cycles of
lime and the rapid mutations of human
customs and usages and will serve us
a insist lilting companion piece to the
Table Kocks, w here J. nnio was born
ami grew up, chiefly on war-whoops
nnd cama, clad only in the free raw
material of innoeenco and a copper
complexion, happy in her native sim
plicity nnd blissfully ignorant of
modern civi.ization. Jacksonville
What Hud Itoinls Cost the Country.
The Hoard of Trade iu a TciinesMv.'
town, ina leccnt nieiuoiial to the Leg
islm lire, demonstrated that bad roads
were costing the people of that comnion
weallli more than 7,hmmhhi .'intiually.
Professor W, W. Carson of the I'ni
versiiy of Tennessee, after careful in
vestigation, found the average cost of
hauling to tin' Kuo.wille inaivet by
wagon to be 7.'iU per ton uggiega
ting I ,'.",(iui) a year on Iho total
tonn ige hauled. He maintained dint
this hauling em'd have been d mo for
half the sum ovei good dirt r ids, an 1
for one--ixth of it over good macadam
roads, sav.ng ? 1 .oi'ii.ie.io aniiu illy.
Professor Kichard T. II y of the
Johns Hopkins University and Secre
tary of the American E ouoinie Asso
ciation, atl'n ined tint poor roads I
ihis country over .?'.' ) a horse, an I
l'K.r,-,sor .IciiUs .,f K it. C .Ih.ge, I, I,,
thinks l" a horse a bw e-tiiui'e t'-r
the lo--. I'Y in apers calculated by
Profess,,-Co-. (in for an agi cu Miral
experiment stition it i -li u n that on
gravel a hor-o wi.l draw one and u
half times the load, ami on niir a 'am
over ihreo lini-s the h-a I l.e O'l ihaw
on a dirt n u I.
As to the cost of bad roads in the
United Stales, Judge Thaier says: "I
have madea raieful compu'alioii from
such da'nas I have been iible loooiuin
of the cost of bad loads, and I Inn)
thoy lax what is understood to be
agricultui ul products fully ?:lo,(uvo).
000 annually. I think it a moderate
estimate to put the other o ,nti ibuuons
to bud roads by the remaining tr.illic
of the country at an cqii il amount,
making a total of -fJT'i.Oott.Ooii.''
A Iiinl Story.
I hope, although the incident may be
trival, tb.il the little story may interest
your lead is as much us it did myself
when I wus listening s iim; nights ago
to the little lark of whom my story
tells, piping away iu ha ihe poo's
call "dulcet Sii aius-' of the most melo
My friend, James Shano.-k, three
years ago, caught a joting lark, and it
has been pouring out its song ever
since then from the cage, an 1 n very
sweet note it is. Some little while
ago, as the afternoon was sunny, the
eago was hung outside iu the garden
at that nioinei.i another lark was
carolling m 1 1 if air, and Slianock's
bird rose from Ihe cage, which was
only covered with :i d ie net, nnd in
which there most have been a rent,
and disappeared in the direction of tho
other lark. My friend seeing this, nt
once began to whistle, holding' up the
cage to attract his pet hack again, and
iu a very short time down il c;.lii' to
his fli t, and waited patiently while
be gently ivp'uced him in his cage.
Tnere were three witnesses, I believe,
iu this case.
The funniest thing, too, is about
tho same linn James Shntiock's cat
brought him in a little bird qui'e
Uolica'ely, nnd waited for him to take
it from his mouth quite uninjured,
lie is a great bird-lover, and it looks
a if tho cat, liko everybody else,
knew this fact.
Fatal to the Intimacy,
Mrs. Smith And bow i
Mrs. Krown She's well enough,
suppose. I haven't seen her to spouk
to for six weeks.
Mrs. Smith Why, thought you
were on tno most friendly terms.
Mis. Krown Web, wo used to be,
but we'vo exchanged servants.
The favoiic method of ti.hing in
China is with a trained cormorant.
Tie Soul of Mini.
Hay, in a hut of mean estate
A light just glimmers and then Is gons,
Nature is seen to hesitate,
Put forth and then relrict her pawn;
Sav, in the alembic of an eye
Haughty is mixed with poor and low ;
Soy, Truth herself is not so high
Hut F.rrnr laughs to see her so;
Say, all that strength failed in its trust;
Say, all that wit crept hut a span ;
Say, 'tis a drop spilled in the dust.
And then say brother-then say man!
IDora Jteade (Joodale, in I-iopincott.
Tho roso that all uro praising is now
the blind rocs.
It is doubtful if a blind man can
possess Iho prophetic gift; he is no
Men who never (ako a stand any
where clso frequently huvj to tako
ono in a street car.
He 1 thiuk Miss Trill would make
tin excellent sailor. She Why? He
Sho likes to venture on the high C.
Is Miss Trip s girl of moans? Phipps
Yes, but what I am trying to dis
cover whether it is yes or no she
This difference still liio-'i rs
Among women In all lands:
The rich ones ring tle'ir lingers
And the poor ones wring their hands.
What nonsense it is to say u inmi is
inclined to be bald. When a man is
becoming ba d it is quite against his
Chipper I often hear people speak
about slow poisons. Do you know
what theyaie? Lippcr Yes, lnenls
sei veil at the average boarding house.
Friend doing to try tor a prize es
say this term, S.wyer? M-dicalS'u-dent
(lowering his voice) Sh ! Yes.
(Jot a man hunting a subject for me
Miss Hart Which do you think is
usually the sil icr, the bride or tho
giojm? Mr. Oldbulch-The groom,
of course. That's how he happens to
be n groom.
Mnga-emenl times w ill soon be here,
Anil now the prudent lover
lln.leavors to gt t hack Unit ring.
That he may use il foer.
Hi Deab me. don't you know, Miss
Sweetbricr, that when the ekcirie caw
struck me it knocked me silly? She
Poor fellow, how long ngo that must
have 1 nppened.
"This chiekon," said the boarder
timidly. "That is a Plymouth Hock,
sir, said the frowning landlady. "Ah!
Thank you, ma'am. 1 knew it was a
rock of some kind."
'Well, my dear, how would Farmer
lb-own suit j on for a husband? Ho
seems uncommon sweet on you late.
Iv?"' "Perhaps so, father, but his bait
is so red thnt" "Tine, true, my
child; but yon should recollect that ho
has verv little of it."
(Jueer Diet of U Dog.
Mr. Thomas Morgan, of Kentish
Town, wondered for a long time why
bis garden remained desolate, notwith
standing all the pains and seeds ho
lavished upon it, and why his neigh
bor's dog win always so plump and
fat, until he diseovcivd I he cause nnd
cll'-ct lo he that the animal was inordi
nately fond of tulips, hyacinths, or
chids, and other flowers, and was iu
Ihe habit of visiting the floncullural
preseives and eating up all the blooms
he could reach. H-J did not care about
grass or boxwo id, or any of the com
mon sorts, but the moment bo saw
Mr. Morgan plant a black tulip or a
rare orchid his eyes sparkled with
tho feast in store, nnd the moment
the plant blossomed ho devour
ed il, stalk mid all. For threo
years this went on. The dog was
insatiable. He wns a kind of walking
botanical garden, and still had always
nn appetite for more. Mc Morgan
dared not kill the dog, because lie
might be hold liable for its value,
which, of course, would not bo taken
at his own appraisement, so he sued
Mr. II all. its owner, in (he liloomsbury
County C mi l, for the daniago dono to
the gulden.- lmdoii Telegraph.
One of Nature's Economics.
P.irds with long legs always havo
short tniN. Writers n the flight of
birds hnvo shown that the only ttso of
n bird's tail is to serve as a rudder
during the act if flight. When birds
nre provided with iong legs these aro
stretched directly behind when tho
bird is flying nnd so act as a sort of
rudder. Nat uro Is economical nnd
never provides two oigans for the
same purpose, so when tie long,
legged birds began to use tlioir legs as
s eering apparatus nature cut off t licit
tails nu I made tho leg rudder a per
inricnry. ( lobe-Democrat.
The turquoise was regarded by tho
Mexicans as a iniigic s'one, and was
wi'i u us an amulet.