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PI1TSBOUO', CHATHAM CO., N. C, JUNK 15, I81W.
No riiiinenl American has over coin
Tho Now York Tribune thinks that
geography i bin year limy bo rondo icd
into a single expression all rotuli hud
Etl ward Atkinson, llio Huston statis
tician, In mi interview Mules thai less
than half of the Western furnn mo
mortgaged, and llio mi'j iriiy of that is
held by local ctediiois.
Tho "f alitor of centennials," Colonel
Jesse E Peyton of Pniladclphln, is
now trying to Intciest clergy men in ft
inoveiiieut to hold at Jerusalem in
1!M,0 a celebration to commemorate
the Twentieth Century of Christian
ity. The human rare includes two kinds
of people, philosophizes the New York
Tribune, those who know ton much
and those who d .n't know enough.
From the first class tho knavis arc
liiOhtly toorulted, and from the second
class the fool.
W. (i. Stead writes in the Keview
of Kevicws of a mighty African hun
ter who in four years shot twenty olc
phanls, twelve I him e -re, live hippo
polami, I bullalo, 1:1 lions and
Oiiou:,'h of osor g line, gLiillcs, zeln ns
and ih like, to bring tho total up to
Some of 'lie new-) npers are poking
fn:i at Mr. Carle:- f. r making n speech j
forty 1ioii:s long b-l'ir.! the Kohiing
s -a e Miiiii-"-i"i:. That is nothing.
Tim Atlanta Cms.iiutiott recalls that
Tiehbnruo's conn-cl male) a speech
over l.Vl days o ::g in n:i F.ugiish
Fiance lias a pi-pu uiiou of ;!",oll,.
fmii inhabit :inls an 1 a stand ing in my
cf ;VN,OiM i:ie:i and I ;'i,lhi.i horses,
but lu-r .r. li-tbi ill -.-live Micnglh for
war purpo-i -s would be S.Xo'.i,!'" sol
diers. Tli-i to!:il I' o i, !i hu Iget is
f('i10,0i"i,i ".''i. and the e.j en-es of the
ministers ot war an! of ilia navy are
nearly om-ihiul of :!!- ytatiy appro
priation. 'A French si.u i-t ici.iu has otiuia el
tdil a ma. i fifty years o.d has woikei)
C.".(.n days, has !., ! O' l'i", has umiicd
liiuiseif 4'HiO. J,s walked I'J.O'.n miles.
It is been J "I days, h is partaken of
Sli.oOO meals, eaten lii.l.nO pounds of
meat unit -4 1( H) p.i uads of fish, eggs
iid vegoiiililo", and drunk 7"H' gal
lons of fluid, which would make a
lake of iiii) feel sin -face if three feet
A cruo; !c has b.'en plaited in E ig
lam! against ill.' iipoiicuion of tho
word "E-iiiiro'' to count who have
no right to it. Tlioso vh- stalled it
confess that there arc occasions when
something more than Mr." is wanted,
ami so they recommend the revival of
the good oltl-fashioned "t J.-iilleinuu,''
which means nil who are legiiimately
entitled lo hear arms. Why not adopt
the (i -orgi.i fashion, suggest tin At
lanta Constitution, ami call every
good-looking inna Colonel?''
At the I'oi l ot New Yoi k the other
da? seven hundred Finns lauded from
n single steamer. Very few Fnij
liavo hi hei to emigranlcd to this coun
try, and their piescut coming in such
numbers iim-t have some special sig.
liiticanei'. They nro snl p-cts of Uus
(iia, their home in tins far North be
tween tho sixtieth and seventieth par.
nllels of laiitmle. Finland means tho
land of niaishes and hikes, and in
their native land these people have
only about six weeks of summer.
Winter lasts about eight months, fol
lowed by a biief spring, mid an til inn
is simply a prolonged rainy reason.
Tnosc who have just arrived here are
Becking homes in Michigan. They are
u hardy people, honest mid industrious
now, though their ancestors wero the
boldest ot buccaneers in the days of
The fires which have been devastat
ing tho forests of western (Jeiiuiny
are a ma'lerof serious moment, de
clares the Mail and Express. Land is
go valuable and wood is so enormously
expensive, i' (erinauy that Anything
which threatens tho destruction of tho
trees has :t Mgnilicaiieo not to bo ap
preciated here, where annually thou
sands of acres are burned over with
out attracting pub ic attention. In
(ienniiny w hen a person cuts down a
treo he must by law replace it with
another. Thus many cf the so-cft'led
fore-Is" in Cermany are, in a way,
only arboieal market gardens, com
posed of trees with trunks about eight
inches in diameter and of a height of
some twi'iiiy feet, till set out with
military precision. So valuable is the
wood that when a tree is cut down
even the smallest twis are made up
into bundles of kindling mid (he chips
are kept to be dipped in pitch and
used for the same purpnso-
fleyond the woodland's xthl, demesne,
llcyond the river's silver ahem,
Iicyond the Ben, beyond the ky,
Are set the Isles of Memory
Where hands lotin folded on the breast
C'nclasp from Unit chill, silent rest ;
Where clay-cold lips unseal and break
The silence ot the ((rave, mid wake
To life once more the forms Hint keep
So closely Veiled in death's snd sleep
Long couched low where (lowers leant
Above them, and the grasses bent
To fold them like a eerement.
Bad isles! where sonjjs to childhood dear
l'ervade the slumberous atmosphere
Dream haunting notes tint riso and cling
About the heart. n thuii,'h some string
lly rsney loiiehed, with penile hands,
Responsive echoed, while life's sands
Flowed backward to tho timo when we
Yet dwelt in vales of Arcidy
When, ius'.l close, fund arms would cling
About us, and sweet lips would sing
A cradle-sonf!, whose minor (low
Fell soft ns summer breezes blow
Where she who san it Hot It low.
New Orleans Tiincs-Demorrat.
A Fisherman's Daughter.
There had been a fo in tho early
morning, but ti c sun, gathering
strength, burst suddenly behind a
black and indigo cloud and streaked
tho sea Willi a eoppcrish hue. Far
down the bcae.h were (wo men and a
boat. They were stalwart men, nnd
tho eldest was busy shaking from the
mcshos of a draw-net entangled luft
of maroon and brown seaweed.
"Poor draughts, Sliehih," said the
nel-ihaker, looking philoopbica iy
into the basket ihal hid 1 the lish.
Poor enough, MaMcr Keeks. Is it
"Ay, lad; homo it is. (i-t in the
Tho young man jumped into the
boat and look the oars; the other
shoved ol!', and when he was knee
decp in l!:0 salt water cliuiibei ed in
"Shelah," said K .'eks, speaking of a
sudden, "w hen tire you going to in u i y
There came a little extra color into
Slieluh's smooth, tnimed cheeks. "1
don't know master," he said.
"Ah." said If'-cks. with a sigh, "1
wish her mother was alive,"
"AVhy, old Tom I1" n-kml S'lolah.
"Whv? To sheer her, lad. I'm
afcercd my hand is a bit too heavy on
tho tiller for a dainty craft like my
Jon. She wants a woman at her he!,
lum or a husbuu'."
"What liiak'is you say that?" asked
Shclali, resting on his oar.
"I'll tell ye, lad," he said, slowly;
"il'sbeen on my mind a longtime, an'
now I'll toll ye. I don't like the
colours an goiu s or iu:u young
brewer o' our'n, Mr. Cyril llivington.
Now, in my father's time, an' in my
tiem, the old "ship" might ha' tumbled
about our ears for all the biewer
cared or troubled. Hut since this hero
young cf iap hV come from abron I, on'
his father ha' lake i him into pari nor
ship, things ha n.toiC'l. .Nigh on
every day he's a-ridiu' up to know if
wo want iiiiylhinir done. 1 shouldn't
caro bow many times he come, Sheiah,
if it warn't for Jen. I'm u freed that
his line boss an' his velvet coat an' bis
loggins an' waleh-chain may dazzle
her, lad. It's precious little company
vrc see at the S:iip,' an' it may make
her dissatisfied with (he life she'
"Jen is all right," said Sheiah,
"So she is, my lad ; but she'd bo a
lot hotter married. An' so, between
man an' man, my lad, 1 wants lo
know when you nro goin' to marry
"I'd marry her tomorrow," said
Sheiah, wistfully, "if she'd ha' me,
Kccki looked at him steadily for a
"Sheiah Itaxtcr," he faid solemnly,
you put me in mind of that song the
Scotch packman was gingiu' in the
'Ship' tho other night. You sit on n
6tiilc an look like a lute, with your
bold jaws newly shaven. You ain't
got the pluck of a mouse."
Shcluli looked dreamily at the pur
ple-feiitherod arrows and silvery
spear-tipped shafts of cloud over the
sea, but gave no contradiction.
Wi' winicii, 1 mean," pursued
Rocks. "There ain't a man in the
whole village, Sheiah, that could pu
you on your back. Hut wi' women I'
lie snorted. "Why, mini alive, the
bolder you are with a woman the bet
ter sho likes ye. Sec how they run
nfter a soger's coat. Now I ha' gn( n
bit and you ha' got a boat of youi
own, and whin's lo prevent you two
a seltliu' ilown together? I'luek up,
Sholnh, says I, ha' no moro shillyshally-in'."
"I'll think on it," ir.U Sheiah,
said l :ck, i tilling los pipe.
"Hut to net upon it would be better.'
Sbelah's Mispriided our-, fell sphisb
upon the sea, and for a moment the
boat seemed to raise up and lly boi!i!
over tho top oi a wave, so bard did ho
Mauler, ho said cciibcraiciy, "can
you rend writin'? '
"No," said Eccks. "I can't. Why?"
"Heeunse, if you could, I wanted
vou to read this." lie held out a sheet
of pink nolo paper. It was soiled
fish scales and lobiice.j dust, but even
now retained a sweet and subtile per
fume. Kecks look it gingerly, held ll in
Ihreo tlillerent ways and narrowly
scanned i'. "All I can make out,
lad," ho said, "is these here."
"What uio tiny?" cried Shehih,
Kisses!" said Kecks, solemnly
"ten on 'em." - '
Ki-ses?"' repeated Sheiah, vacant
ly. Li sudden fury he snatched Iho
paper, ond, doubling it in a ball,
threw it far over tho waves. Oppo
Mlc the lookout, Sholah rowed ashore.
Now," said K eks, as ha jumped
out, "I'll stow away, lad. (!o you up
to tho 'Ship.' It's about time you an'
Jen came to an ondersiandin'. J'luck
up, Sholah, and remember there's
alius ways an' means of winnin' a
woman." lie winked and nodded.
Slielah drew his feet out of the wet
sand and with a sad smile move I up
Iho leach. As he strode between I lie
lifebo it and the yawl his face settled
into gloom. There was a big sandhill
on his left; ho turned asido and
mouiitod it. "Ten kisses," he groaned,
and looked vacantly around him.
lie slowly descended ih- mound and
walked toward the inn. Tim "Ship's'
sign could be seen Ir.ng before the inn.
Within a few pie-s of the sign Slielah
halted. He could hoar a horse's hoofs
pawing the ground. Ho was soon
regaled with a linlc whistling, then
the softly hummed vero of a song.
. There next sounded some loud laugh
ter, u slep on the tiled path of the inn,
then (ho singer spoke. "I drink your
health, in v charmer," ho said, "in (lie
Kivington brew." AU'r that be spoke
lower, but (ho words reached Sbelah's
ear: "You g.d mv note, Jennie, but
you never cam. Why was that?"
"I was afraid. And, oh, what would
father say if he knew that vou sent me
that note with all thoso -those '' Tho
musical voice ended suddenly.
Kisses Jennie," lliiishod the horse
man. "Well, I don't know; 1 don't
particularly care. L ive is nllogolher
ivckloss. And for you, my gypsy, I
would risk anything. Now tell me,
Jennie, when can you meet me alone?
It is a small fav ir for a lover to ask.
When shall it l e'f"
Jennie was silenr.
"Jennie," said tho rider, seriously,
"do you love me?''
Holding his breath Slielah waited for
the answer. Il was inaudible.
"Come a little closer, J.-nuie,'' said
the horseman gaylv; "kisses on paper
are nothing to ki-sc s in "
"Hush!"' cried Jennie; "oino one
is coming !"
"It was Slielah. Ibi rounded Iho
corner in timo to see Mr. Cyril lliv
iui'tou riding awny.
With his head bowed Sheiah crossed
tho threshold of the inn door; ho was
met inside by apreity, browu-eheoked
girl, whose face ha 1 a heightened and
ra'her unusual bloom. At sight of
Shclali she looked disconcerted.
"Jen, lass," In said, "I want lo
speak to vou; 1 want to ask you somo
thiu'." Jennie stalled, and there was a
sotisible diminution of tho color in her
chocks "Not now, Slielah," sho said
nervously. "I'm busy now. Wuit
till father comes in."
"No," said Shehih, "I can't wait.
If I don't spoak now I shall never
speak. 1 won'l slop you long."
"Well, then, said Jennie, "say it
quick. What is it?" She seated hor-
elf with her face to the window and
her foot nervously tapping the sanded
"If this." 6aid Sholah, and his
voice sho ik a little: wo ha' been
swcetheariiif for a long timo, and 1
want to know when wo arc going to
get married, Jen?
"Never," she said soltly.
Never?' ho repealed, huskily.
"1 shoii'd only make you wretched.
I want you to give me up, to forget
"(live you up, Jen? (iivo you up,
la-s! Civo up my life ask me for
ibat, Jen, but don't sk mo to give
vou up, sweetheart, for 1 do so lovo
you, my dear."
J.innie's lips quivered and her eyes
began to till with tears, but sho kept
tier face t the window.
'It would break my heart to marry
vou," she s .ill, "for I love someone
You Invo some one else?'' said
"Yes, and he is going to marry me.
S i you see, Siielah, il would be wrong
for mo to marry you. I should be
always miseral 1j and wretched nnd 1
-hould make you miserable and
wretched, too; so please, dear Slielau,
ended wiill a sob.
White nnd still sat Shehih; then
heavily and wearily ho rose. Jennie
uncovered her face for a moment. At
tho sight of his sho bid it again. For
get you lass," ho said, "I never can."
Moved perhaps by the thought of what
might have been, bo leaned down and
gently pressed a kiss t) her foiihead.
"Hut if giving you up, las," bo pro
ceeded huskily, "will make you happy,
Jen" there was an agonizing ring in
his voice why. 1 give you tip."
When sho looked around again bo
All that night it froze hard and tho
ciliii sea lay moaning like a dog on
his chain. Shehih beard it ns iio stood
in the lonely mnlry-box of the life
boat lookout. In the morning the
frost-bowed blades of the sea-grass
had changed ihc dunes into a great
glistening b-d of white choral.
As usual, Slielah cal.cdut the "Ship
for Tom He-ks. He had barely en
tered when he heard a horse's hoofs
on the hard read, ti horseman reigned
up at the inn and Sheiah drew back
into the shadow. "Slielah!" it was
Jennie who spoke. She stood white
ami trembling on I he cellar tseps.
" Will will you take him this?''
Strangely fascinated at being called
upon for sueli an act, .Shehih took
from her the measure of ale, and,
like a man in a dream, earned il to
tho door. A bold "Hem:" caused
him to start and look up. Instead of
tho young brew r, he was facing the
old one. The. elder Kivington looked
at the ale as a doctor might look at
his own iiiedieiee. "No, my man,'
he said, I tlon'l cue for anything so
early ns (his. If you'd have tho
goodness to hold my horse while I
disnioilif. 'Ihank'ee. Tether him
there will you? I waul to seo tho
landlord. Is he in? '
r..;foro Shehih could answer Keeks
gave evidence of his bodily prcsenco
by appearing at Iho doorway. The
biewer walked in, followed by
Sheiah K.vingtoa, senior, was a
pleasant, chatty old gcnlleinau, and
ho soon disclosed tho object of his
ball was going to 1,0 held nt ;
Ilerrinil'ourne town hall, and he was
ili-lribiiting invitations to such of bis
tenants a chose lo at tend. As he
was passing quite by accident, ho
assured them ho felt ho ought not to
miss Iho landlord of the "Snip."
There were the tickets and ho hoped
that lt:cks ami hi daughter woald
"I fonrot to mention, ho said
blandly, as Keeks, after ex pies
his thanks, took them up, "dial this j
ball is to be held in honor of my son j
Cyril's man i.ige. lbs is to be married j
this week lo the daughter of a very j
old friend of mine a man of Kent." i
As lie finished, a low, sobbing cry ,
startled all but Sheiah. A ica-ketlie j
had rattled to the floor. : n 1 Jenny
stood vacantly tduring into a little I
lake of (he spilt liquid al her feet.
"Why, what's tho matter, lass?"
said Kecks, "you look as white as It ;
"Nothing, father, " she answered,
faintly, "nothing only the heat of tho
"That is what it was," said old
Kivington, "the heat of the Cue, no
doubt. I have experienced (he same
sensation myself. Well, good day,
Keek'. I hopo you will find it eou-
ven eiit to attend."
11c nodded plcasaniiy, untethcred
his horse from tho palings and mounted
it. As ho rode away he smiled softly
and patted his horse's mime. Sheiah
Baxter cuiiie out of the "Ship" nud
walked aimlessly down to his
boat. Tho surf was boiling
on tho Scroby and great
rollers with foaming crests wore rac
ing in and tumbling upon tho sunlit
beach. Ho stood awhile absently
wiitching the littlo salt fountains
which their recoil left bubbling in tho
let me go and and forget me
sand, then mounted the hillock to look cess and, if the announcement is au
for Keeks. thonlie, the new method of producing
On the top lie started and his tan silk without silk worms will attract
cheeks grew pale. At the baso of tho tho notice of Ameiiean iniiiufactur
inound by a dwarfed clump of furze on.
sit a irl. sobbing vldcntlv. Il was j Tho importance of this invention, if
Jenny Keks. Hi descended the side
sho was on and gently touched her
shoulder. "You'll catch cold, lass,"
ho said sadly, "if you sit here."
Through her icar-briininod eyes sho
looked into his face. Not a word of
reproach. Duly in his eyes was tho
lovo that had been so constant and
true. Willi a littlo catching of her
breath Jennie rose and drew back;
then, with a convulsive cry, she flung
her arms wildly around his neck, and
there sho sobbed until she could sob
no more. When they went buck to
Ihe "Ship" Kecks met them nt the
door. Something in their altitude,
made him softly whi-llo. A m-a cr
iew of their fn -es undo him chuckle.
It seemed as if Slielah had taken his
itdvice anil plucked up nt last. Cham
SILK FROM WOOD.
A Novel Substitute For the Silk
Method of Turninpr the Pulp
Into the Fabric.
The fact that th ! Failed States lias
not achieved a striking success in the
attempts which have been made lo in
troduce silk worm culture in this
country is practically admitted today.
A few scattered ellorts have shown
sonic indications of mieeesa, but for
the most part the silk worm finds
fault with his food or the climate.
Perhaps beeauso of the apparent im
possibility of producing a large supply
of raw silk the American manufac
tures of that article have not fairly
J equaliod thoso of France, except
within a few very recent years. To
day it can be said, however, that
Maine produces ns lino an article of
"broad'' silk goods as any French
manufacturing centre can show, if im
partial judges are to be believed. The
American ribbons also are practically
as good as those imported froiiiFniiice.
Tho American ami French manufac
turer buy much of their raw silk in
Ihc same market, nud the Americans
are using as good machinery and as
tkil'.ed labor as their French competi
It is thcieforo worthy of note nt
this, the best pciiod ot siik inimufac
tine so far, that a method of making
silk thread from wood pulp is being
bi ought to a practical hinge. The
method made its first public appear
ance at the Pari Exposition of is'.i,
where il at once n 1 1 1 a ted altcntio:i.
At that tune, however, il was imper
fect if not ubsolutcly tlangeious.
Since thai dale Iho improvement in
the original method have biau notice
able, and the revised process i now
employed at Ht'sancon, where the si.k
i.s being mainifacuired. Tho material
employed is nothing more than the
'wood pulp" which is already used
so lurgelv in paper making. Af'"r
being crushed "Ihe pulp i dried in an
oven and afterward immersed inn
nitro-sulphurie acid mixliiie.
The pulp is then thoroughly washed
in water, and is finally dried in alco
hol. Tho resultant product is put into
a mixture of practically pure alcohol
and oilier until a 'collodion'' is
formed, not noticcn'oly different from
that tif.ed for photogi aphio films.
I After the collodion is prepared it is
forced through a tiller and is then
poured into a long tube, in the side i f
which are hundreds of spigots with a
very minute outlet. The col.odiou is
sues from the spigots in thin, sticky
threads, which are afterward washed
by ammonia and water. This wash"
ing lakes the soluable ether and alco
hol from the collodion, which immedi
ately grows harder and tough and in
about every re-pect as brilliant and as
strong as silk thread. The resultant
threads arc spun together in strands
n gix and jire tlieu ready for weav
. . 3
When the Cliardoniict process was
first exhibited ono very strong objec
tion (o the textiles woven from the
new "silk" lay in the great inflamma
bility of hiich a texture. The original
combustibility was at the rate of two
centimeters a second, and it was
claimed with much justice that goods
.of such a naiiiro could not be, and
; ought not to be, used for purposes ot
i dress. The addition of ammonia t.o
i tho water bath in which ihe collodion
thread was washed served to do away
with Ihc objection. S; ill jig;nn it we
found that tho pressure on the collo
dion tube was not equal throughout,
some of tho threads mi ipping oil' b -foio
they were put into the final bub.
It is announced that litis fault li s
been corrected under ihe revised pro-
it can be
shown lo he all that is
nay bo in fen od f i oni t be
progress which has been made in the
paper (rude since, the advent of the
wood pulp processes. 'The growth of
(he paper making industry is well
realized in this section, where its iv.pid
Rilvuuco was so noticeable. Willi the
skill which tho American manufac
turers have already shown in ihe siiL
bullish v, ihe advent of it wood pulp
process may le-u I in i simi ar ti imiiph
for Ameiiean Industries. If, ns it is
to be i x peeled, the rcsiil's of the Char
tlounet process are to bo on exhibi
tion at Chicago, Ihey will be c'o,oly
scrutinized bv American maiiufac'.iir
ers generally. I'. 'sl" n Advertiser.
11 mi lem,C urn. , has oll'cre I a boun
;y of i?T for each in oi dog killed.
How Mi Asiatic Was HehendoJ. ,
J once saw a heavy executioner in
Turkey slide down the rope and full
on the suspended man's neck with till
his avoirdupois to break the spinal
column, says a writer in the (ilobc
D oer.it. Of course it was a bar
barous proceeding. The most careful
and conscientious executioner I ever
saw was near the dividing i'lne be
tween Tuikev and llussht. I was rid-
'ng through some woods when I sud-
deify found myself in a clearing be- j
fore a cabin. A man was at the door j
tying a red thread around a sheep's
neck. I asked him why he w as do-
ing that, lie picked up a cicaver and j
with a quick blow cut oil' the sheep's i
head, making the cut exactly along j
the line of the red thread. "You see j
now,"' he said, "why 1 did it. 1 tied j
the thread between two j in's so that
there would be t.o bone to offer re- (
sist inco to tho passago of the blade." j
"Hut why do you slaughter sheep in
thin way?" 1 asked. !
Come tomorrow to (naming a j
nearby town) and you will sec." 1
was in Iho town the, in xt day and met ,
the sheepslayer. He was a public cx- j
cent ioner, and he h id a man lo behead j
that day. I saw him do it. lie had a j
sword with a curved blade. The blade ,
ami hill were hollow, and there was. ,
quicksilver in the space, so that when
the weapon was held aloft the q uck- j
silver ran down into llio hilt
steadied the baud, ami when the sword ;
was Mvung down the quicksilver ran
to the end ot the blade and gave added ;
weight and impetus lo the blow. Hie
doomed man knelt and bent bis head
forward. The executioner tied a red
thread careful.y around ihe b u ed neck
and with one swing of his weapon cut j
the head, ll was a e'caii, scientific
cut between the vcileb;ro, and the tiu
foriunate man, I presume, never felt
A I.iviiiu Set.
Al Teuiila, one of the islands of
(h-oauica, M. Aylic Marin witnessed
a peculiar method of fishing. 'Ihe
cone, as he deso. ibcs it, is picturesque
an.l in'.ore.iiiig. Tne costume of iho
natives of 'i'eiuila is a k'nd of sleut
lunic of sea-weed or leaves. 1 hey
powder (heir hair white ith cuttlk.
ami wear wreaths of gardenias or red
hibiscus on their heads and iirr iinil
their necks. The warriors, unlike the
li! !n of peace, powder their bail' red.
As their locks are very long, they have
quite a terrible iippearanee.
At a signal all the inhabitants of the
vilhtgo assemb'e on the sea-shore.
There ere about two hundred per
sons. They plunged into tin? water,
each carrying a brunch of the cocoa
At a "iveii dislauco from the shore
ihey turned toward i', and. formed a
compact half-circle, each one holding
his palm branch perpendicularly in die
water, Ihus forming a kind of seine.
The leader of the party gave a signal,
and this living net approached the
shore gradually, in perfect order,
diiving before it a mulliiude of fishes.
Surrounded by (his living wall, and
caught in tin! cocoa palm branches,
many of the li-hes were ca-t on the
s nd by the waves, and others were
killed with slicks.
The women gathered up the lMic
in baskets. Some were al once taken :
to the cabin of the chief of tb village,
ami some were cooked for M. Marin
over hot coaN, ami given to him with 1
sea-lining, but wi h bananas an I
coeoaiiul in 1U to complete the me.d.
All of ihe tea u-ed in Mongolia and
Thibet conies in the shape of bricks,
which have a uniform weight of live
pounds, measuring nine inches in 1
length bv six inches in width and
three inches in thickness The lea of
which Ihey are composed U not the,
p ant to which we are accustomed. It
is obtained from a large and woody
shrub. The small twigs and leaves
are steamed, the slicks being litied
and ground to powder.
The slull 'bus j rep.tred is niied
with a If th' rice w.-t'er lo make it ,
sticky, and is then rammed into a
m.iM by im ins of a w. oden sii,k
shod w i ll iron, such tea would be
run-idere.l to pool- for u e in Cuiua
proper, where ail of it is in inufue
ll'.ied, and whence it is t xporte l for
co lis u i iri io t by iho igien anl ihveliei s
on ih frontier.-. J
A Jim nile Fdisnil.
Mrs. Way back Thai weather r.ino j
thai pe Idler sold you ain't woilh j
shtiel.s. ll don't point toward Iho
wind at ;f 1. it joints jusl the other
Mr. Wayb.ck 11 dinks, that's so.
The wind is l'.om the oaU an I that
roo-t r pain's north, as sum as guns.
Little Sou I'll Icily on how Infix
it, pop. Take ild'iw n, nud cut it in o
lie hipe ot a cow. Cows always
tit. n tail to the wind. fit- o.l News.
r'rom her long stupor ou the wintry liesth.
With eyes of wonder, liko a startled
Nature rcwukes, nnd in coy glndnesi
To hear Ihe birds, to f. el the wind's bland
Caress ber cheek. "Heboid." she whisperath.
'What feast blossoms o'er earth's myriad
Outspread for me, whom Life anew be-
I'l-'Un the cold elap of l.ove-dcfeated
I eutll I-'
And lo, the heart, all pnlsied, sorrow ehllh d.
Is likewise stirred, and from the rnknown
Harks, 'thwart its sadness, ( hauls of joy fill
lilie.l, And echoes, as it were, of sweet command
To trust that Hope, though numbed, cannot
1 e killed.
Jlut. darkling, waits the touch of Pawn's
Cutting a swell Lancing a boil.
A lit of abstraction Kleptomania.
How to put a horse on his niotal
He (passionately) My love, (ier
a:diue, is like the rose in your hut. It
is She Artificial!
"How arc you getting on with your
bicycle riding, D.ck?" D.ck I spend
most of my time getting on.
"Fin in favor of sound money,"
6:lj( t,0 streel-iiureliaiit who dropp-.'d
a iifiy-eent piece to hear it ring,
T wis)l v0!t wer a ,y ain
I- f'M.iUh. you'll allow;
The Iliimr- you used to care for then
Vou never cure for now.
The world is full of deception.
Many a man has been known lo invest
in a window curtain jul for a blind.
Hobbs He's tnadiy in love. Cobbs
Why do yi. il think so? Hobbs
Look al the variety of neckties he
I0 Wlty did they nninoth.it pnp-r
The Ladies' F.iend? Sin I suppose
becnuso it make sudi good curl
What are yon trying to raise here?"
cd the traveller. And the farmer
looked up from his woik jilt long
enough t reply, "a niorlg ge."
Poor Sadie is pained by tier face.
And nil her liieucls note the fact sadly;
She's r.ot to I'i.une for the e:isc-
A inoiar Is ncliing so bully.
"That's what I call a work of art,"
said the counterf iter who had just
produced a new bill. Yes," w is the
reply, ":i steal engraving."
Have I drawn il tip to your satis
faction?" asked the lawyer who had
p-epared the mortgage on Abaer Med
drrgi nss's farm. "Well," replied the
0j(i W,U, lifter he had examined the
document, "it covers the ground."
Mr. Iletliel's Pamphlet.
There lived, many years ago, in
Ireland, a barrister of the name of
Hethel, who was rather proud of his
attainments, and w ho liked to show
t belli oil in the writing of pamphlets.
One of these, said by thoio who have
seen it to be anything but valuable,
was upon the subject, of the union be
tweeu Ireland and England.
Meeting a witty acquaintance some
' ,lilvs .,(.,. ,iie publication of his pom-
phlet, l'.eibcl was asked by him why
ho bit I not informed him of its ap
pearance. "I wonder you didn't tell mo you'd
written it, Hethel," said the witty ac
quaintance. "1 never saw it until
vesterday, and only then by tho merest
"Well, how did you like il?" asked
Hethel, who was fond of praise, and
was anxious to bear what was forth
coining to gratify bis vanity.
How did 1 like it?" repeated the
other. '-Why, it contained koiho of
Ihe best things 1 ever saw in a pam
phlet on any sif'j-ot."
"I am veiy proud lo hive vou say
so," said Hethel "very proud, in
deed. And ah what were (he
things that pleased you so much?"
Mince-pie," said the other.
"What?' cried Hethel, his fuce
Mimv-pies," icpeated the other.
"I saw a girl coming out of a pastiy
shop, and she had three steaming hot
mince-pies wrapped up in your pam
phlet. They v. cie line. I lid yon have
mince-pies in all of thciiib?''
Bethel's further remit ks ato not
quo'ed, but it is to bo presumed that
ho turned on bis heel and treated his
witty friend with silent contempt
ever afterward. Harper's Young
"O.ir mamma is very kind to us.
Every time we drink ood liver oil
wi bout crying we get Iivo cents."
"And what do you do wiih the mon
'Mamma buys some more oil with
I it.''-rF.iegcndo Blatter.