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I,ITTS1K)U0 CHATHAM CO., N. C, JUNK 8, 1893.
Home nl Niglil.
When chiipin,; crickets fainter cry,
And pale stars blossom in t lie sky,
.Ami twilight's gloom litis dimmed tlir Mooui
Ami blurred the buttorlly:
When locsut blossoms Hock the walk,
And up the tiger lily stalk
The glaw worm crawls nud clings mid full
And glimmers down the garden walk:
AVh.cn buzzing things, with double wings
Of crisp and rapih tluttcrint:,
io whizzing by so very high
One thinks of fntis ami sting".
0 then, within, is still the din
1 'f crib the rocks the baby In,
And heart and gate and lutch'i Wf ilil
Arc lifted -ami the lips of Kate!
- J AM KM WlllTCOMB KlI.EY.
UV ASM- lOSrlUi.
'If you please, lady, do you want
"Do 1 want a ii l?"
Miss Bui b.ua Bickford looked down
first nl the bauds sho had just drawn
out of (be dough and then nt licr ll iiu--bcspriuklcd
bib-:iiron in a scut of
tragic despair. Krica Bjoinscn,
standing iu the cool sin do of the green
i nn-le.i vc-, with the str.iy sunbeams
piercing her coronal of dead-gold hair
like jeweled arrows, looking innocent
ly up into thti strange lady's face, and
wondered why she knit her brows to
gether w'uh those three little wrinkles.
Whilo the short blue-checked dress
that i-lii' wore and the funny lit; le hob
nailed shoos and the bundle thing not
ungracefully over one shoulder, gave
her a strange foreign look that was
"Do I want a girl?" ironically re
peated -Miss IJ.ubira. "'ih it's the
third lime I've been called away from
in V bread wifliin lia'f an hour. First,
Do you want a sowing machine?'
Second d'o you want any tiuwaie?'
Third and last, 'lo you want u girl?'
I said no to the li.st two I'll say no
to the third."
Ki ic i Bjoruscii look -d u lcil.
Won't you try 1 1 1 ?" said she. "I
can wash hard, and i am willing. Uli,
do not fear that i will ask high wages:
My board and what you please to
give me! '
Miss Barbara hook her head.
"I'm tired of keeping girl-," said
she. "They cost more I ban they couio
to. The bcd help I know of is help
And w ith a chuckle nl her own wit,
Mlssltiib.ua llickford turned away
and shut the door.
Slio had hardly resumed licr work
nt tho In cad tray, when an odd sound,
like thumping or drumming, sounded
overhead, noise refloated with energy
"Bless me!1' said Miss Barbara.
"It's the olonol! '
And she bullied upstairs lo u pret.
ty, iimroon-liitn,' room, with a tirt li
window in it, where a liiiito gentle
man, in a quilted, bluo-silk dressing-1
gown, w as limping about on a crutch,
and an easel, with uu untouched can.
Vis, occupied liic in ill J lo of (lie tl ior.
"What is it, colonel?'1 said Miss
Barbara, looking rather scared.
What did you sMid her nwav for?'1
demanded tho colonel, pulling ut a icd
brown mustache that over hung his
lips like a pciithufi'V.
Send whom away?-'
"My mo lei."
lie jerked one elbow in tho dircclion
of the open window, whore a blue
tiguro plodded wearily on under lhe
bending willows that friugod the quiet
The very fnco and figure I want
for -Liltlo Nell in the Church Torch,' "
said tho colonel, breathlessly. "Hair
like corn silk and head set on the
shoulders like Diana's self! The one
I've been wailing for those ten years!"
"Shall I call her back?" said Mias
Barbara, in trepidation.
Of course!" s.iid tho colonel,
So that, in tho course of another 13
minutes, Krion lljornscu was silting in
tho oool kitcliou, whero hop vines
curled around tho casement) and a
great gray eat purred on tho hcartli
ttone. Don't lie f l ightened, my dear,"
said Miss Barbara. "Ho speak
gruffly; but he's tho bost-hearted per
son alive is (ho colonel. Gj right
And, guided by the chattering old
lady, Krica lljornscn ontorcd the pres
ence of the lalrto gviilleinan in iho red
muslarhcs and blue-silk wrapper. He
looked keenly at tfe'r.
'Just turn around a Iiltlp,"-aid
bo. "Now stand still. There talcu.tti
lay down tho bundle. You'll-ttsiifi
Siiad I Inko her down stairs
again?" questioned Miss llickford.
"Now, Kricn, if thoi's your nanio,"
anid Miss liitkford, when they vvoro
safe in the kitchen, ''just look hern.
1 Jjt) colonel wants to paint you."
"To paint mp?'' repeated Krica,
with a startled look.
"On canvas. To miiko a study of
you,'1 said Miss . llickford. "Do you
"Yes, ina'aui," said Kilos, not
uiuli'istaiidi nir at all.
"And the colonel musl be humored,"
went on Miss Bickford. "We nlwnvs
humor him. He's a great artist and a
gonitis. lint ho can't bo painting alt
the time. So I'll cngago you, al Iho
terms you mentioned this morning;
mid when you're not wanted in (ho
studio, you can bo helping me with
the housework. How shall you like
"Oh, ma'am, I shall bo so glad!"
said Krica lijornscn, clasping her
slender, suiibiirnod hands.
"Any references?" asked Miss
And thou Krica (old her simple
slory: How she. had come over in an
emigrant ship (o moot her plighted
lover, one liolf Cliristciiscn, who had
got work in New York; how Itjlf
had failed lo be at the ship, "as no
doubt ho never received my letter,"
said (rusting K ica; how a lady had
come down to C is lo (Sardcu nud en
gaged her for goncial houscwoik;
and how, when she reached iho house,
an iudesci ibablc soiuctliiiig about (lie
place frightened her.
"So I made up my bundle agnin,"
said Iv.iea, coloring scarlet nt the bare
remembrance, and ran away when
no one was looking. And ! walked
and walked, and bogged my way and
slept in bums of nights, until 1
reached this part of tin; country.
And I mo in to work until 1 have
saved up a little money to go back to
find 1! .If!"
There was no doubt but that Krica
Bj o nsen spoke the truth; and Miss
Barbara llickford, no moan judge of
human nature, believed her tl or
oughly. Hush!'' said Miss B.irbnnt, sud
denly, as Krica pushed away her bowl
of bread and milk, there's the col
one;' stick on tho thiorl Thai's the
way he call! K'un, child, run!''
Is he your master? ' asked Krica,
' N ," sa'nl Miss Barbara, "he's my
biothcr; but we always call him tbe
S Ktica Bjirnsou sat day by day to
have her coronal of dead-gold hair
and bluo lloivor-like eyes paiuto I in
the quaint dress of Dickens' Kittle
Neil, and Miss llickford was never
tired of lauding the neatness and trim,
liou-ckeeper-liko ways of the young
I declare," said Miss Ii.irbara,
"she's a real comfort to me!''
"Lei mo fee," suid the ci.'oucl, who
was by Ibis timo Millldonily recovered
of bis sprained tinkle lo get ull around
tho house, and even venture out as
far as the d oryard gate, "how long
have you had liei?"
'Well I ain't certain -about three
mouths, I should think."
How long would von like lo keep
"Always!" briskly responded Miss
Tho colonel smiled grimly behind
the rod moustache.
Well," said ho, "I moan lo give
you the chance. I shall a-k her to
morrow to be my wife."
What!" cried Miss llickford.
"Doesn't it su't you?" said Iho
"Anything suits me that s (its you,
colonel," responded Miss Karbara,
hastily. For Iho colonel wus well-to-do
and whimsical, and Miss llarbara
had always entertained a proper dcf.
oicmo to all his opinions. "She's a
pretty girl, nud I believe a good one."
Though Miss ISarbara's opinion was
not of much weigh: in this instance.;
fr if tho colonel hud announced lib
in tout ion of marrying Ih broomstick,
Miss llarbara would have observed
that it had a fiuo figure, nud would
probably uiako itself useful about tho
When the colonel signified Ids sover
eign will nud pleasure to Krica, how
ever, lie was ama.ed to encounter
obstacles. She dropped a protly litilo
comic)', and thanked him in Iho
sweetest way conceivable.
"You are nil kind to (he poor exile,"
said she, "but 1 am not frco, Mr. Col
onel. 1 was betrothed in our land to
Rolf. 1 must go and seek him."
"You had bctler think twice of it."
said the colonel, gravely.
"I must go nnd seek HoIf,"repealcd
tho Swedish maiden.
And t-ho packed her littlo bundle
aiJlV.kicd iho outside of the
6?loicl's studio door, cried iu Miss
Itnrbai'H's arms, nud went away into
iho golden hn.o f an October cven-
How lone and. strungo the house
seemed without hoi ! How the cch ios
resounded through (lie empty loom,
as if socking in vain for K ion's cla- I
tie stop nnd the monotonous little j
Swedish chants that Krica used lo sinj;
at her work. As for tho colonel, lie j
strode up nud down with bent brows. '
I can't stand thi," said llic colonel,
nt last. "1 shall burn my 'Kittle Nell' j
ami go to Kamtchatka!''
Hut the third evening Krica I!jorn
sou cnnic back, looking very pale and
"Will you lake mc back?" said she,
wistfully. "Will you keep me here?
I I went to the pastor of our littlo
chinch in New Yoik. He showed mo
where llolf lived. I saw Holfs wifo
at the window, with Holt's child iu
her arms. Kolf had forgotten inc.
And now I will put llilf out of my
Krica!'' The olonel ndvanoed
with a half-doubtful look nud voice,
while a great trcuib.iiig shook him all
over like a leaf.
"Yes," said I'.rioa, pulling both
hands into his, w bile a great tear or
two coursed down her cheeks. "For.
ever! You love me! You would
never forsake even a kitten that you
had loved once!"
"(iod do so unto mo nnd even
in ire," solemnly spoke (he rugged,
middle-aged man, "if I not be true lo
you all my life-long, littlo Krica!"
Thai wus all. They were married
quietly, and Krica makes a good nnd
loving wifo to the colonel, who cher
ishes hor with a deep tenderness (iiat
never Hags or fails. She is happy,
and so, no doubt, is also liolf, tho
Fur rccrcnnls do not always get
their deserts in this sublunary sphere.
Fossil of u Mil in modi Itcptilo.
That i ii .- in l ii t ii tossil discovered on
the hanks of Iho Montezuma Creek, in
Colorndu, is not a myth. The work
of excavation is now going on under
the dircclion of an agent of Yalo Col
lege, which has secured the remains.
The reptile (for so it is classed), judg
ing from its vertcbia', rib., etc., must
have been at hn-t lut) feet lomr. The
ribs measure eighteen inches in width.
The bones arc embeded iu a hillsi lo of
coarse sandstone, and distributed over
a spacj of li'iO font. S imo of them
have been taken out weighing a few
pounds, and others him Jreds nf pounds.
Prof. O. C. Marsh of Yalo writes to
the Colorado Sun as follows: If any
where near as largo, as represented
111! ti mi til ul is probably a dinosaur
f i out tIi-3 jurnsic, perhaps similar to
the ouo 1 named ailaniosaitru, which
was found near Mniisou, iu our
s:ate. Other specimens nearly allied
have been found near Canon City in
tho same formation. O.iicr very large
reptiles have boon foun I in lhe ere
taccom, especially iu C-iloiado and
Wyoming, but none are known from
the carboniferous. I have myself
never been iu tho immediate region
whero this new fossil is said to liavo
been found, but the j uassicid wellde- ;
vcloped cast and north of thoro, uiak- j
ing it probable that it miy exist iu tho I
locally named.- lor. laud Urago
ii i ii 1 1
Apology or .lost, Which .'
"I've been looking for you for a
wool;," snid a powerfully built man
iu loud and angry tones to a small but
(ju'ck-wilted gciilleinan whom lie ac
costed on Fifth avenue, near Twcuty-third-strcei,
a few days ago.
"You called me a liar publicly iu
your club," lie continued, growing
stilt more angry and clenching his
lists ami gesticulating as the other
smiled provokiugly. "What do you
moan by it? Explain your remark or
by Jove I'll thrash you hero and now."
"Certainly, I'll explain," replied
tho other suavely, "if you givo me an
opportunity. 1 really did not mean
to say what I did. You sec it was this
way. I havo had the misfortune, lo
lose a front tooth recently, and some
how or other words will get out with
out my knowing it. P. ovokiug, isn't
Willi these words the lilt Ic man
smilingly walked away, leaving his
enemy iu doubt as to whether he had
made an anology or added nn addi
tional insult lo the already ovcrll ow
ing measure. New York Herald.
Canaries and Cayenne.
A well-known (icrnian naturalist,
Dr. Saiiermau, has publi-hed a num
ber of curious observations on tho ar
tificial coloration of canary birds fed
with eayoiino pepper. Tho plum igc
changos from yellow to red. The
popper coutains nil oily matter and au
irritating principle, and when these
arc extracted by maceration tho pop-p-r
loscsjitu coloring property; but if
olive oil bj added to tho macerated
pepper its coloring property returns.
Hence the oil is considered the Vehicle
of the color. While lions treated iu
lhe nitiio wuy also becoino reddish,
mid tho yolks of their eggs becomo a
iinn'r hob the siri'3, mo-u:
Pon't rch the birds of their es, hoyj;
It is cruel and heartless and wrong;
And remember, by breaking au emj, boys,
V c may lose a bird with a song.
When careworn, weary, and lonely,
Someday a? you're passing alow:.
You'll rejoice that the ejr wasn't broken,
'I t at ave you the bird with its sour.
1IIK J.litA.MtNi; KIULS.
The other day when kit e lay sound
asleep in die cushioned chair she uses
for a bed I put a small piece of fresh
beef on the cud of a toothpick nnd
held it within half nn inch of her
nose. After u few so-umls iho muscles
of ilie throat twitched slightly, the
mouth opened, tho jaws began lo
work and evety detail of chewing and
swallowing followed, after which she
licked her lips; hut slin slept right on,
nud she did not aw.-ik'i for some time
afterward. Forest and Stream.
Til AT IIIKII Wll.l. NKVF.lt SI; AliAIN.
A gentleman riding with his family
in the country, some (imo since, taw a
beautiful bird. His sou, about font
years old, noticed it and watched il
with greai interest. The father
thought ho would gratify him still
more by a nearer view of its plumage,
and, leaving the carriage, raised his
gun and shut it. Tho little boy, his
eyes swimming in tear, exclaimed:
"Father, that bird will never sing
The father says that since that time
he has never had the heart (o shoot a
A I.OoK lli:illM.
Aunt Anna was old-fashioned, gen
tle, keen withal, and a Quakeress. I
was a frivolous girl, petulant, spoilt,
and much given to finding fault with
I well remoinbor lhe salutary re.
proof Hdministercd to ine by my nuut
Anna iu the following practical fash,
ion. Wo were driving, quite a num.
ber of us, iu one of those largo four
seated wagons, so much iu voguo iu
country transport. It was a hot , sul.
try day, and a small buggy iu front
scut an occasional oloud of dust iu our
faces, which I looked upon as a per
Aunt Anna listened to my pclulcnt
exclamations for some timo iu siieucc;
then laying a cool initloned hand on
my two hot ivstless ones, a half-sad,
hor rnv eves, i
she suid gcntlv: "Look behind Ihee.
Dorothea, and consider."
I turned around ns I wns bidden,
and to my discomfiture I discovered
thai our heavy carriage was inflicting
the sumo clouds of dust upon the oc
cupants in tho voliiclu immediately
behind us. I remained silent for tho
re-t of iho drive. II-jw often wa
complain of thiso filths in others of
which we ourselves are guilty ! New
sL" ItKTS OK SNAKK-i H VU.MlSi;
A siiakc-chnrniur can, by a simple
motion of his hand, ni ike a moving
suiiko stop instantly.
The reason is this: A snake is a
inol timid animal. His eyes, as litis
been said before, w hilo dull to color
and form, arc quick lo motion, cspec
iully if it is rapid. If any laigo thing
moves very quickly loo near him, ho
gels frightened and scurries oil';
while at certain distances the motion
slops him if lo be moving. Ho stops
from astonishment, fear, or the wish
to see what it is that moves. Honco
ho glides on, unconscious of the
charmer's preseuco near him so long
ns the latter remains perfectly quiet;
tho siitiko doesn't know him from a
(rcc or a rock, lint when lie gives a
sudden evidence of life, the snake is
astonished, and immediately remains
iu India nud Africa the charmers
pretend the snakes dance to (he music,
but they do not, for thoy never hear
it. A snake has no external ears, and
perhaps gels evidence of sound only
through his skin, when sound causes
bodies in contact with him to vibrato.
They hear also through tho nerves of
the tongue, but do not at all compre
hend aound as wc do. Hut tho snake's
eyes aro very much nlivc lo lhe inoMous
of (ho charmer, or (o (lie moving drum
sticks of his on federate; nud being
alarmed ho prepares lo strike. A
dancing cobra (and no other snakes
dance) is simply a cobra alarmed and
in a posture of attack. He is not danc
ing to tho music, but is making ready
to strike tho charmer. St. Nicholas.
Little In It.
Clara What is tho causo of Mr.
Dc Noodles illness?
Amelia He has a cold in lhe head.
Clara Is Hint all?
Amelia Yes; I'm afraid he hasti'
much else iu it.
The Various Processes of an
Quicksilver No Longer Used
for Silvering Purposes.
The Louisville Courier-.Iournal has
nn article de-cribing the manufacture
of mirrors in that city. The clear,
unblemished glass is lirst placed On a
table, wi h the pattern into which it is
(o be cm underneath. Tho cutler
with a niiijlo stroke of his diamond
quickly reduces it lo the desired shape
It is next taken lo tho rougher, whore
it is beveled. Tho rougher consists of
u revolving steel plale, which receives
a limited quantity of sand, held iu
suspension by a tiny stream of water
flow ing from a hopper in the cenior.
These disks, about two inches iu
thickness at lirst, arc, by the constant
friction, reduced iu two months' timn
to very thin plates. The sand used in
this process is yellow, and under Iho
microscope presents a very irroi;iihir
This ruggediiess is deirod bceau
it increases friction. (Smooth, white
in ml is used, however, iu the manu
facture of tlie gl'is. ) This yellow
suid has been both sifted and washed
before it enters the hopper. The
glass now goes (D Iho eiuory wheel,
wnicli straightens tho hovel to us
exact width. Fjr this purpose a little
wooden instrument, ea letl a ganger
is used. I lie glass then trawls on lo
the smoother. Tho smoothing stone
is of a reddish appliance and about
four inches in thickness. From the
smoother the glass pas-.es ta what is
known us the white wheel. This wheel
is a circular section of willow wood,
on which the beveled edge is ground
with white pumice stone.
The last stage in the beveling pro
cess is now reached. It is culled
rouging. This wheel is also n section
of willow wood, covered this time
with felt. Here tho bevel receives a
high polish. The rouge used is a solu
tion of iron, glass and sand. Its com
position is a 6cciel the writer stir
prised from the workman; eo dou'i
you lull anybody. The glass plalo is
now submitted to t he examiner, who
indicates with while soap the slightest
Biain or scratch. These- are removed
by the blocker. l: places the glass
on a fiat table covered with a Ibniiiei
i.il ( ,,,..i .. :,i. .. r..i i.i.-.. i ..:
it to a perfoe'ly smoo h, polished sur-
face by tho muscular force, of his arm.
Tho gln-s is now ready lo bo silvered.
Mercury or quicksilver is no longer
u-cd iu making mirrors, owing to the
high rate of mortality Unit prevailed
among I lie nion engaged in this indus
try, indued, it is said that a perfect
specimen of manhood ufier three years
spent over the funics of quicksilver
Would be reduced lo a wreck of his
former self. The composition of
puro silver now used is readily soluble
iu distilled h it water. The plate of
glass is placed on what is called a sil
vering table. Tnis table, covered
with ll.iiinel,is kept at a uniform toui.
poi at mo by pipes of hot water undo,
licath. Tho workman pours the so
lution of silver fioin an ordinary
whilo licit pitcher upon the glass. A
half-hour later he lifts the eja-s from
the tablo whero it has received an
oven selling of silver.
Tho wider has run oil' into the
b'npkcts, then drained into the trough
surrounding the tablo. The blankets
charged with the surplus silver !r
como valunblo in a icmaikably short
lime. The siivori'xtracted from these
together with th..t which runs id) in o
the trough ami is procipitntod imo the
tanks below is rclined in (he factory
and then sent (o tho silver works,
whero il ! ngaiu put into marketable
shape. Many old mirrors arc brought
here lo havo the silver tak::i from
their backs and thus refined. If such
imperfections ns pin-holes are found
in iho mirror after it receives lis lirst
coaling of silver, it is again subjected
to similar treatment.
The silvering process now finished,
the mirror receives lirst a coat of shel
lac, thou of redpnint, when it is ready
(o be packed and shipped.
Money in a Scalped Head.
A. W. K d wards of K k Crook is lhe
luckiest man that ever lost his scalp.
About thirty years ago lie hired out us
a teamster iu a wngou train going
from Nebraska City to Fort Laramie
lo lake supplies (o tho fori. He was
Ihen a youth of Hi. When near Fort
Lirainid (ho train separated, about
twenty wagons going lo tho fort nnd
the remainder of the truiu goiigto
Oilier posts west.
Young F.d wards was with thos (go
ing lo the fort, nnd when wilhiu loss
1 1 1 it il two miles of their declination
Ihey were surprised by lhe Indiuus.
Wholly unprepared for tho a'lack, it
wns nn easy mutter for the Indians to
kill the men nnd plunder the tiaiu.
KdwHids was using his revolver to
the lel advantage when an a: uv
struck his nun, au I, pa-sing tliixugh
the ll-'sli, stuck fast in Ids side. A1
the same lime, his pony was shot ami
fell upon him, and tin Indian look hi s
scalp. Unconsciousness followed.
W hen consciousness r. turned he found
hims'.'lf lying on the ground, faco
downward, :u 1 lhe iouy lying upon
lii in. He raked his lead and looked
around. Another man was lying near
him, with (he blood still flowing from
lii.s scalpless head, lie wondered if
his bond was in the. same condition.
He had little time to ascertain, for,
hen: ing the Indians coming bacW, ho
resolved to feign death. Unrying his
face iu the dirt, he remained motion-le-,s.
The Indians eaiuo up and rolled
the pony oil of him, ami to make, suio
dial ho was dead thrust an arrow into
each heel. As lie r inailicd perfectly
motionless, ihey pas-cd on. The firing
called the attention of (he soldiers at
the foit, and ihey came lo the rescue,
but not until every man in lhe cara
van was stretched upon the pariric
and the wagons plundered.
Y" nig Kdwards was found lobe
Iho only smvivnr. Ib' was taken (o
the fort and after a seven: illness of
six mouths recovered. He is living
now on a farm at Klin Creek, Nebras
ka, w ith his wife and live child.cn.
Ibit now comes the sequel, he is 10
go to the World's Fair to show to lhe
people of tho whole world lhe only
living man that litis had his scalp taken
by the Indian., and for this he is to
receive . 10,000 and his expenses din
ing the fair, lie is nn excellent talker,
and will be able to toll his story well
and answer the numerous questions
(hat will be asked him. Ten thousand
dollars seems a good price for a scalp
look, but iliers arc few who would
lake the risk or have the neiveto feign
death iu such a trying ordeal even for
ijlO.ono. Omaha Hoc.
The Ileauty of London Fogs.
M Augustiu Fdon, in an ar.io'o on
the buildings and dial itolcrisiics of
lhe liritisli metropolis contributed lo a
contemporary, has discovered that n
Loudon fog, with the sun trying u
liber through it, is idealistic nud sug
gestive, as well as sometimes lime
artistic in its ellecis tliau tho nionoto.
nous liiininoMly of the south. A
Thames fog, iu fact, bathes I.indon
landscapes in a chaiming vagueness
of outline. I, 'Union, on lhe whole, is,
in the estimation of the French author,
an admirable city, despite the uglino-s
of its monuments and tho sordid
leproii-uess of its slums. Its parks
tiro nut gardens, but woods and mead
ows, bits of living nature thrown like
oases into lhe desert of bricks nnd
uiorlar. l'.ven if Londoners had th:
folly to biii d in Hyde Park or Ke
ytnt's Park, ihey would always havo
(ho Thames, so rich in varied aspects
that au artist once said to lhe writer
a steamboat between tiravesoud
and Loudon It. idge that he had seen
luring the river journey two hundred
Thoro is likewise a subject for won.
or, according lo M. Fdon, iu lhe iin"
uieiMty of the place which imparts a
special sensation, mid gives the idea
of a life completed, and at the same
lime p-'iiceful, laborious, subdued,
and submissive to law. Tho French
.in hor has also some interesting re
marks to oiler on London buildings of
nolo, A l'arsiaii iu London took the
Law Courts for a big church, nud
made the same mistake about While
huM. M. Filon calls St. Pancras Ma- '
lion a feudal chateau of the hcejn- I
uing of tho six Tenth century, while
Fusion is a llaby'.oniaa or Cyclopean
building, resembling the tomb of a
prohiitorie. conqueror. London
Not Without Its Ailiiiiiliiircs.
Of course,'' said a one-legged man.
"there lira draw backs to having only
one leg, but look at iho advantages.
How much do yon suppose I save a
year on shoes ? And take stockings.
One pair lasts mo as long ns (wo
pairs do most mon. Take the matter
of getting your shoos blacked ; I don't
have but half as many to black as most
mon do, nnd it only costs mo half as
much. As a matter of fuel I'd rather
hsve two legs than one. Who
wouldn't? but having only ono is by
no 'moans without its advantages.
New Yoi k Sun.
Bright Boy How is Hawaii pro
Teacher Urn Ask your father.
and (lieu you'll remember.
Blight Boy I diil, nnd ho (old ma
to nsk yon, so I'd remember. (Suras
it uuiV bo awTul hnrd (o remember.
Tho Building nnd the Huildor
There's a structure to build while tho day
And the planner and builder are one;
If a fragment should fall, there ran nought
When the day with ts labor is done;
Wc must build in the sunshine and build In
And the day which Is 1 t we cannot re
gain. We are buildiuR this structure as voars
And the years are not many to man ;
Are ive choosing a fabric attractive and
Do we closely adhere to the plan?
lo we weave in the motto: "To do and to
d ir.- '
And linger at eve to embellish with prayer ?
Lillian s-. Webster, iu Atlanta C'ousll-tutiou.
All Iho year lound O angos.
1 1 takes the profes-ioiial fisherman
(o tell catchy ymn.
Nearly cverhody once owned tho
smartest dog iu the world.
"I! ( lies may have wings," said tho
light-lisicd man, "but there aro no
flies on my money. "
Apparently the trouble with most
medical experts i- that they know too
many things that uiu'l so.
Thai the talent for money making
isn't a' ways a good thing many an im
prinoiied e juiitcrfoitcr can testify.
The shirt I'm completely dono
up every few days. The peanut Poor
fellow ! But 1 am continually roasted.
"A little cltaugo of heir," remarked
lhe old man as he altered his will, cul
ling oil his nephew in favor of his
Did you hear about Willie being ex.
lulled from tho Chappies Club?'' No,
What for?" "lie introduced a follow
who pays Ins bills."
Visitor What havo you got au
electric beb here in the kitcliou for?
Cook Silly girl! Why, it's to call my
missus when 1 want hor.
Said the upper set of (ecth to tho
lower, "Whutmakes you niclancholj?''
Said the lower lo lhe nppor, "how
c iu I help being down iu (ho mouth ?"
"Well, said Ciielc silas, who had
been trying a turn in stocks, "thoy cull
themselves bulls mi' bears, but tho 'ra
tion reminded me more of monkeys
A man w ith more money than wit
asked his vaiet to see what time it was
by the sun dial. "Why, master, it's
durk," replieu tho n'lvaut. "Whnt
does that mat tor Tiikcu caudle," was
the intelligent reply.
ColormloN Tonic Almosplirro
Oii'j very noticenbh: peculiarity of
lhe people was Iheir habit of speaking
of the L ist us "home." "Al home in
Iho Last we cad that Virginia-creeper,"
said one. "I go homo (o New York
every few month," said uitothcr.
"Wo long to go back Fast to our
homes, but when wo get there tho cli
in.ito does not agree with us, and wo
hurry back lo Colorado." Thus was
revealed lhe pecu.iar tenure Iho pbico
has upon thousand-, of its citizen.
But among llieui are very many who
sny il is ciisiom ay for lvisteru folks
to let their regard lor the Kist kcop
warm until the moment comes when
they seriously consider the idea if
leaving Coloindo. At dial juncture
they rcali. : lor the lii-t time the mairic
of the mountain air and the hold it
lias u;on thoni. F indeed ever seri
ously think of leaving il afior one such
consultation with themselves. But 1
musl say it is a very queer air. It keeps
every ono keyed up to the trembling
point, inciting the population to lire
less, incessant effort, like a ceaseless
bicatliiiig-in of alcohol. It creates a
highly nervous people, and a ono
man said, "il is sirango lo fancy what
tho iileiatiire of Colorado will bo
when it develops i s own romancers
and poet, so stiong is lhe nctvo.is
stiaiii and ui'Milal cxahn ion of (ho
poole." O ic Would suppose alcohol
unnecessary there; but, on (he con
trary, there is much drinking. It is a
dangerous indulgence. Among tho
dissolutcs Suieid m are frequent. "If
you stay hero a w e -k y u will read of
two,'1' said a ciil.au. And I did.
The IVodiiiK of London.
For the feeding of L nin a Ibtlo
more than Illi.o.sM tans of meal, poul
try and gmioial provi-ions were deliv
ered lust year from the public lnarketa
ii'one. This lo(al Was soma 15,000
Ions more liiau in any previous year.
There was an increase) of over 19 per
cent, in the supplies of American
moil; 1 -1 - , -H.' animals pissed through
one cattle market of tho metropolis,
and 1 11.1110 through iinolhi)-, all going
t supply ih : city with food. These
ti ,'iiis( of course, only indicate a pnrt
of 'lie s-.ipplie. Now York Sun.