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PITTSBOKO', CHATHAM CO., N. C, JUNK 2!), 18!).;.
The Culm that Comes at Evening.
There's a cnlm tlint conies t evening,
Wheu the weary day is o'er,
Tint's as soothing as the lullaby
Our mothers sang of yore;
And though the tiny he dreary,
I can just forget it all,
In the calm that conies at evening,
Wbeu the twilight shadows full.
I can sec my sweetheart's signal
Prom her waving window blinds;
I can feel her perfumed presence
Wafted to me on the winds ;
When I li usli my heart to hear her,
I can almost understand
Her sweel welcome In the wlinplo
Of the wind-wave from her hand.
When she lnuhs it'it like the music
Of the ripples on the rills,
And her breath is like the frngranee
Of the (lower that deck the hi Is.
And though the day he dreary,
I can just forget it all,
In the calm that conies at evening.
When the twilight shadows fall.
tl'y Warinan, in New York Pun.
A CRITICAL SHOT.
Where the Kentucky ISiver cuts its
way through t ho bills or mountains,
having upon cither b;-.;il; bold, rtiprycil
dirts that lift their summits .100 to
1,000 feet ubovo the liver, thrro lived
in the catlior tiny n settler by the
nanio of Thomas Cooper, who, with
his wifo niul child, a cli.ii in iny little
girl of soino (J or 7 years of age, occu
pied a nulo log cabin ut the baso of
tho cliffs, somewhat back froin the
Tho Indians frequently visited the
rude home of the settler, uutl, being
uhvays welcome I ami provided with
such food as was in the larder, they
maintained a friendly altitude. Es
pecially wero they fond of the child,
Jonnie, niul mote limn one big war
rior hud sat on i ho "tut in front of
tho cabin and liven to the ' :l lish
talk of tho little one, or else n t
some toy or jdiiyt Initfj from w'.
twigs or pliant bark.
In this manner scvaral years bad
passed away, and Thomas Cooper had
coiuo to feel as scritro as (hnug h ho
wero within tho wails of a frontier
One evening' Cooper niul his wife
were silting in their doorway when
-suddenly a i-hadow fell across the
threshold, and the next moment a tali
savage, whoso reeling stops and blood,
shot eyes told that he was intoxicated,
appeared, staggered to tho log steps
and threw himself upon them. His
first demand was for tbcwaler, which
was, of course, refused him on the
ground that there was none in (lie
house-. The Indian became cross and
ugly, and dec a ed with oaths that if
tho liquor was not produced he
would murder the whole household.
Cooper was a brave, determined
man, anil although he saw tho neces
sity ot the situation, yet he saw ho
would bo compelled to prevent the
savngo from executing his threat.
Waiting until tho savage had inailo a
demonstration, which ho soon did by
attempting to draw Ins tomahawk,
Cooper spravg at him, knocked him
down and then quietly disarmed him
and bound him where he lay.
After a few moments of furioiis J
raving the Indian rolled over and ic 1 1
into a drunken sleep. He did not
awaken until next morning, but be
fore he ditl to tliu settler had quietly
icmovcd his bonds ami icstored the
weapons, which ho laid by the sleep
or's side. The savago on awakening
loso slowly to his feet, felt his wrists
as though the thongs had left a feel
ing there; took up his weapons, nud
without saying a word, left ami dis
appeared in tho timbers that skirted
"What do you think of that?''
asked the wife, turning to her hus
band with a frightened look.
'Pshaw! Dju' troublo yourself
about the drunken brute," answered
Tho summer had passed away and
they saw their drunken guest no more,
lint as tho leaves began to fall the
settler one day, while, returning from
bunting on tho hills, and passing
through a dense pieco of timber not
far from tho house, caught sight of a
figuro lurking in the bushes, which
quickly disappeared when ho ad
vanced to where it was.
Tho figuro was that of an Indian
warrior, ami Cooper would have
sworn it was the same Indian w In-m
he had knocked down tho previous
Tho news was not very comforting
and so he did not tell his: wife any.
tiling about it. "It will only alaim
her," ho thought, "ami without per
haps any good cause." Ho simply
told her that ho had discovered bear
tracks near by, and that sho and
Jennie, must stay in or close to the
housu timing bis absence.
Several day afterward Cooper heard
bis dogs in the timber down by the
river, and knowing that I hey never
Opened without good cause, he caught
up his rille ami hastened to where the
dogs were barking. They hud struck
a fresh bear (rail, ami as lie had ar
rived in sight they fairly lifted it,
going oil' in a bee lino down the river.
The chase, led him several miles, and
when ho at last got a shot that finished
bruin's career ho found that it was 3
or -1 o'clock in tho aftoinoon.
Swinging his meat to a minll sap
ling out of reach of cat or wolf, he
started for home to get his horso and
return and tako it homo that very
night. Taking a near cut he reached
the cabin from tho western side where
the timber grew heavy up to within n
few yards of the building mi, I so he
could not sco the clearing, or what
might be transpiring there until he
hail passed through tho wood. Thus
it was that when within a short dis
tance of ids home he heard a wild,
piercing scream, but ho could only
guess that something terrible must
bo taking plnco between the screen of
branches, bushes and leaves. Utter
ing a loud shout, that his presence
might sooner be known, Cooper
sprang forward like a deer, a great
fear in his heart, for he had only too
clearly recognized in that scream the
agoniz -d cry of his wife.
it took but a moment for him to
get through the intervening timber
and undergrowth, and as ho dashed
out into tho clearing, holding his rille
ready for instant use, he comprehend
ed in ouo switt giatico all that had
inken placo and what was further to
Near the end of the cabin, facing
the rlitr, stood the mother, her face, its
pallid as death, her arms outstretched,
her eyes lixod upon the precipitous -nl
dills upon which the figuro ot the
Indian was struggliii;.
"My child I My child!" was all the
woman said, and Cooper saw that the
bundle in tho Indian's arms was the
form of their only child, Jennie.
The Indian was drawing away and
as he occasionally glanced backward
and downward 'tho parents saw in his
hideously painted countenance the
full purpose that actuated the
"(iod aid me!'' Cooper muttered as
he raised his rifle, glanced through
tho .dghts ami touched the tiigger.
The Indian started violently at tlio
shot. Ho was hit, but not badly, anil
with a yell of triumph he kept tubing
"Too low by a couple of inches,"
said a low, cairn voice at tho settler's
Cooper started as though he himself
had been idiot.
Where was this man from! Who
was he? Neither had seen him ap
proach. Hut there was no lime for an
explanation. 1 ho stranger stopped
quickly forward a few paces, firmly
planted his left foot :n advance and
threw us an unusually long rille, as
though preparing to lire.
"For God's sake, stranger, be care
ful of iny child!" cried Cooper, while
tho agonized mother uttered an audi
ble pi aver.
"It's our only chance. 1 know that
Indian," was the short reply, and the
sharp click! click! of the hamnicras it
was drawn back told that the critical
moment had coi.ie.
By this time the Indian had nearly
reached tho summit of tho cliU's.
That he was badly wounded became
more evident, as upon a broad lodge
of rock he paused a moment. Tliit
opportunity was 6e'.jd by the un
known. Although tho Indian had taken tho
precaution to hold the child up in
front of ii in as a shield, covering
nearly tho whole of his chest, his head
was left uncovered.
For one second, as it gained its po
f i i ton, the rille wavered and then in
. , a n ( I y became immovable, as though
held in a vise. With clasped hands
and staring eyes tho parents watched
the tig u re upon which so much de
pended. Suddenly a sharp report
rang out, the white smoke drifted
slowly away and, as the Vtou became
clearer, they saw tho savage loise his
hold upon tho child, reel wildly for an
i islaut and then p'tch heavily forward
upon the rock'. It may be imagined
that the father lost no time in reach
ing the place where his child lay, and
in a few moments more the little one
was in its mother's ar.ns.
"Tell us who you are, that wo may
know what name to mingle with our
"My name is Daniel lioone," he
said, and was gone. St. Louis Ue
public. Monkey Talk,
l'rofessor (iainer has written a loi
ter to his brother in Au-tmlia, in
which In: declares that he has "suc
ceed, d beyond his wildest anticipa
tions" in his excriinents with mon
key talk in Africa. He says: "1 am
safe on llm roast, just reeking wiih
quinine, the proud possessor of a chitii-
pany.ic that can tay 'Tenakoe I'akelia,
whioli is, you know, 'Good day,
stranger;' a gorilla that knows about
twenty words of Fijian, and a feimdo
orang-outang that has picked up 'Don
tier untl bliiz-.-ir from my German
valet, anil lias, judging from her ac
tions, quite fallen in love with him.
I have also got written down, which
is more important, nearly two hun
dred monkey words. Here are a few
spelled phonetically: 'Achru,' moan
ing sun, fire, warmth tVe. ; 'kiiktha,'
inclining wa'cr, rain, cold, and, appa
rently, anything disagreeable; godi
ktt,' meaning food, the act of eating.
You will see from this that it is a
very piiiniuivo language. There are
pcrhapo, not more than twenty or
thirty wonts in it that 1 have not already
got, so that my task is now practically
"When his battel y, phonograph and
revolving mirror began lo work, ho
says that the "gliikr of tho mirror
soon attracted a host of chattering
monkeys. 1 watched them for nil
hour, and then cautiously uppronehed.
They disappeared like magic when
they saw me all but one, a chimpan
zee. When 1 got close Ij it 1 found
that it took no notice of me, but stood
as if trauslixeil, with widely opcu
eyes and dilated pupils, gazing at the
mirror. There was a slight tremulous
motion of the limbs and a spasmodic
twitching of the ears. I could hardly
believe it. Toe animal was hypno
tized. It was making a guttural sound
like 'acliru.' When I subsequently
listened to tho 'gram' 1 found that u
similar sound was frequently recorded
thereon amid what was then lo me an
unintelligible jumblo of monkey chat
ter. 1 put the monkey in u bamboo
cage, and on examining him about an
hour afiei ward found him still under
the hypnotic influence. I revived him
with a good, strong sniff of ammonia
and held a lighted taper befoie his
eyes, lie was quite tractable and said
'itclirn,' and a few more tests satisfied
in; that this word embodied the idea
of heat, light, warmth, and brightness.
Other words followed, and it was
wonderful to lake note of his awaken
ing intelligence." Chicago Herald
A Clever Spaniel.
A corrrspondcr.iof the Loudon F old,
writing from Ivimber!ey,S nilli Africa,
relates an instance of remarkable in
telligence in a spaniel he used for
retrieving. I was shooting wild duck
(ho says) on the banks of the Dry
llarlz liiver, which is more like an
elongated bog than a river, and you
can cross il nearly dry-shod at places.
It was in the cvouing, duitiig tho
flight of ducks up the river. 1 shot
one or two, and the dog scrambled
straight across tho river and brought
one to inc; but on my subsequent
knocking down half a dozen more,
ono after another, tho dog went
across, but did not return. I heard
him splashing about, ami he appeared
to go on the laud on the other side.
When I had finished shooting I called
the dog, and as he did not come I
started to walk round on a drvish bit
of ground to tho other side.
When half-way I met Hash (the span
iel) coming with a duck in bis mouth.
1 took the bird from hi.n, and as soon
as 1 did this he whisked his tail in a
pleased mutincr, and turned back in
the direction he had come. I followed
quickly, and be led me to a pile of
live ducks ho had collec'cd in one spot,
evidently so that he would know
where to tiud them again, and bring
them to me one by one. If this is
not very nearly allied to human in
telligence, 1 do not know what is.
lie had killed tho winged ones, so that
they would not run away, which was
a very unusual thing for him to do,
as he invariably biiugs winged birds
alive to in'. Either he did not relish
coming over the boggy ground laden
with a duck, or else tbo birds wero
falling too fast lo give him time, ami
he adopted this expedient to save all
tho ducks, ami himself trouble.
1 he lliiiiuaco.
The huanaco, which is a small
camel which is widely distributed in
South America, has a peculiar instinct
of lepaning lo some lonely, descried
spot, when sci.i'd with the augs of
death, ami removed from all i's
healthy companions, succumlcng lo
its last sickness in it mi'l of dismal yet
poetic isolation, cays the (treat Di
vide. Darwin and Fitzioy have no
ticed this stiaugo custom, ami Mr.
Hudson dwells at some length on its
unique suggestions. "It looks, in
fuel," he says, "less like an instinct
of one of Hie inferior creatures than
the superstitions ob-ervaneo of human
beings, who have knowledge of death
and believo in continued existence
The Fiupire of Morocco is lb" most
important state i hat is absolutely w ith
out a newspaper.
Loving Husbands, Exemplary
Wives, Happy Children.
Every Person Has His Own
Table at Dinner.
A bright woman correspondent
writes from Japan :
"Tlio other day, on one of my rare
visits to the kitchen, I dropped my
handkerchief and withdrew before
discovering my loss. A few moments
later, seated in my own room, I heard
a whispering outsido the door, fo'
lowcd by the entrance of my maid
and tho waitress, tho former bearing
a small salver, upon which rested the
bit of cambric. It was gravely p c
scntcd, and thou both retired. 1
heard after that its picscnco on the
kitchen floor crea'cd quito a commo
tion. Theie was an animated discus
sion as to whom belonged the honor
of restoring it to me, the cook claim
ing iho privilege, on tho ground that
il was found in his domain. Finally,
u compromise was effected. The cook
reverently picked it up and placed it
on tho salver; tie; waitress brought it
to the door, and then consigned it to
tho maid, who, being my personal
servitor, was the only one who could
rightfully restore a personal belong
ing. Fancy all this fuss about a
handkerchief, w hich Susan or Mary
would have pocketed quietly and then
returned when it suited her."
The same correspondent goes on to
" Generally speaking, the Japanese
men make kind uud atlectionato bus.
bauds, the women being virtuous and
exemplary wives ami mothers. The
children are certainly the happiest
little imps in the world; their parents
spoil them, at the same lime never
losing their control over them. I
think the non-irritating naturo of the
native diet has much to do with such'
serene nerves and temperament. One
never sees a child whipped in Japan;
a mild slap on the head is (ho wort1
chastisement udiuiuistorcd. A bus
baud has absolute control over bis
wife. There is considerable pinching
ami slapping done on occasions, for
domestic jars nro frequent between
Iiiuband and wife, and during such
storms biting and scratching arc in
dulged in frcoly on both bides. liui
(lie greater physical strength of the
man invariably leaves him master of
the liebl, and the bclli'-rciits settle
down all tho happier for their fracas.
"Tho ordinary dining set in Japan
looks liko an equipment for a toy
bouse. Tho table is about eight inches
high, and its top is a tray ahout eight
inches square. Every person has his
own table. IIo sits on a cushion, and
the servant, a neatly dresod Japanese
girl, brings him not his dinner only,
but his dinner tabic. There is no
common dining room in a Japanese
house or hotel. Tho dinner is te;vod
w herever tho guest wauls it. When
ho comes into tho liousa fust ho is
served with tea, which is kept handy
in a metal canister anil a kettle placed
on the 'hibachi.' Much economy is
used in pouring out the tea. After
pouring the hot water upon the h tivcs
ami filling the cup, she placis it upon
n metallic holder, and wiiil a bow
pushes it within reach of the guo.t.
The next sho provides a tobacco set,
so that ho can smoke if he wishes
Dinner is then served. On the tray
will bo several covered dishes. Near
ost the guest, in the right-baud corner,
is a lacquer bowl tilled with miso soup.
At tho left is a porcelain bowl for
rice. On the other hido is a lacquer
bowl, in which stew, fish, or vegeta
bles will be served. In the middle is
n cup for soy, a liquid like Worcester
sauce in appearance. Salmon, trout,
and other li-h uro served raw, with
strips of radish. Tho diner with his
chopsticks talei up a slice of fish and
radish and dips llicui in tho sauce be
foi'i carrying them to his mouth.
Toward tho end of tho meal he will
remove the saucer-shaped lop from his
lico bowl ami pass it lo his attendant,
wiio will place on it four slices of
sonic pickled vegetable. These he will
cat as a relish with his rice. The
chopsticks are usual.ly wood, ten inches !
long. Incased in a paper sheath lliey :
nre placed on the table with the dinner- j
Tho cheaper ones given at a hold, !
are used only at ono meal. They arc !
merely cedar sticks. Tho better kind ;
aro lacquered, ami thco tho guest,
when he has fini-dicd, is supposed to
wipo on a napkin. Chopsticks are
grasped between Iho thumb and in
dex linger. Tho middle linger is
tin list between them to form a ful
crum, and then tin y are used liko a
tiny pair of tongs. All Japanese food
is so prepared that a knife is a super
fluity. Throughout the meal the ser
vant girl sils closo at band, to be of
tei vice if needed. She has with her
a rice bowl, from which to replenish
the one on the table. If the guest
passes his bowl for this purpose, tho
oirl always takes two tlips at the rice
with her fl it ladle, even if the diner
wants but one. The second dip is a
ceremonial, but it is a custom which
has been established for ages, and to
omit it would be a grave violation of
table c.iipirt'c ami hospitality.
How Dip Prince Imperial was Killed.
The death of the unfortunate l'riueo
Im;erial of France, writes l)r. Fietl
crick W. D'Fvelyu in the California
is particularly (distressing when it
l.iusl be admitted that on his idiouhlcis
alone rested that fatal result. Naturally
ambitious and daring even to fool
hariliucss, one can scarce denominate
hat spirit in the time of war, in the
midst, of a hostile country, which
proceeds independent of experience,
rejects advice and sets at nought even
ordinary precautious. It is suicidal,
and the po.ir fellow paid a high pen
alty foe his injudicious action.
. The prime left camp on tint fatal
d iv, at IboO in the morning, to recon
noitre along the advance road for (he
column, his escort coiiMsting of six of
ihelrngular II sro and six liasulos
(mounted K dlii-i. )
Meanwhile, some fifty Zulus were
steelthily stalking their pn y, anil the
KalUr sci vant, while tlrawiag water,
surprised a Zulu who made oil' np the
hill, 'i h;s circumstance was reported
to iho prince. Looking at ids watch
and finding that it lacked ten minutes
of the hour, he retnarked to his trooper.-:
"You can give your horses ten
minutes more.'' Hut the men hail al
ready gone into the grass to bring
back the horses and were anxious lo
getaway. The priiico waited for a
few moment a fatal delay! The
order "mount'' was given. There
came a sudden crash, the long gr.-ss
swayed to ami fro, and a volley rang
out, and Iho Ztl us, bursting cover,
charged l lie ill-fated men. The horsi s
s erved and some broko away. The
priucu's horse, a colonial, sixteen
hands high (I have ridden him uiyselt
and always found hiiu very lieivoui
and tl ll't :ult lo liiiuul), bee. line so
frith ened that the prince was unable
lo mount. The poor fellow clung to
the saddle bolster, as we afterwards
found it almost detached from the
pommel, but the air was thick with
assegais flung by tho lloo.- fooled
The death of the prince sent a gloom
over the whole camp, and every foot
step of the way from the gory spot
where ceased bis throbbing heart, uu.
lil bo sleit in his temporary resting
place on board the ocean transport,
was marked with grief, admiration
and great respect.
A Snake f'hjtfil.
A remarkable occurence loo!; placo
lately in the ziologieal gardens at
Hreslail. In the cago of tho lal-go
snakes a South American boa con
strictor contended for a rabbit with n
very large python from West A frier.
It did not tuecced, however, the
python being the stronger of the two,
and it withdrew. About two hours
later the keeper found the same snakes
fighting for another rabbit. As the
keeper supposed that the boa, which
was the weaker of the two, would
again give up its prey, he left them lo
tin insclvcs and went home.
The next m lining bo was hoi r ir
strickeu to lind that the iiuforluua e
boa had not let go its hold, and had
been swallowed by the pi thou as a
pendant to the rabbit. Tho boa was
nearly seven feel long and roircspond
iiiirly thick. The python bad alicady
swallowed one rabbit heforo the ono
which proved fatal to the boa. Its
ciicumfercnco throughout its length
was from twenty-time lo twenty-eight
inches, and its skin W:i9 expanded to
doiib'e its usual size. The supposition
that the snake might perhani not lu
able to digest the boa proved false.
Digestion only proceeded somewhat
more slowly than usual. Fall Mall
A Unit for Vegetarians.
Next month the vegetarians of thi
w. rid are to uing here lo demon
strate i hat it is w holly unnecessary to
in tin' ai n steel; yards. The congress
i hey will hoi I will be under the direc
tion of tho llicad and Food League of
I, uelon. If prices of beef and mut
ton go up a little higher, and bacon is
made unpnrchasable as a luxury, as
now seems likely, this congiesa will
be uncommonly welc m l dining tho
World's Fair if il be as e mvinclng
about vegetables .11 butchers' bills
havo already become about meats.
"Corn liiead" Muipliy ought lo be on
hand to give the veget ri ins the mosi
delicious ai tit lo w ithin their own
menu they have ever eaten. The oi
dinaiy vegetarian knows nothing
iilinut the esculent properties of
Aineric m maize. Chicago Herald.
A Brooklyn man has invented an
olcclricul apparatus for automatically
winding a clock.
Tho Imperial Healih Ollicer of
Berlin says that the juice of both the
orange and the lemon is fatal to the
cholera bacillus in a few hours.
Doctor Schott ot Germany has been
making soino interesting investigations
of ocean currents, the height of wavct
niul the rapidity of their progress. He
explodes tho idea of waves "mountain
high" and says that in tho worst
storms they do not rise higher than
from thirty-six to forty fee'.
At a recent meeting of the Physio
logical society of Berlin a paper on n
M-rics of observations mido on the
fasting man, Cettl, was read and dis.
cussed. From this it appears that
during his fast CVtti developed a con
stant amount of iieat from the fat and
protcids of his constitution which
The longest balloon ride on record
is described by M. Maurice Mallet in
L'Aoromiute. It was from La Vil.
pette, Paris, to M'ahlen, in Cential
Germany, and occupied twcnty-iix
hours and ten minutes, from October
2: to the morning of Octobei 2.1, lf92
During one of its tlec :euts the baloon,
as is characteristic of the border land,
was stopped and examined by a Pi i s
siau guard, who bad galloped after it
for a considerable distance.
A communication was lately made
to Iho Paris Geographical Society on
the strength of a. statement in a Itus
siau newspaper describing a curious
mountain in Podolia. This is said to
rise abruptly from the plain with a
grandly ragged crest composed of a
broken circular liui surrounding a
crater-liko depression. Tho wind
mass is composed of limes o c, in
which fossil corals abound, and the
Inference drawn is that this is, in fact,
a full-sized fossil tertiary atoll. The
name of the mountain is given as
Miodoborski, but it is called Toltra
by the natives.
It is believed, according to P. L.
Siiiuuoiids, F. L. S., that there are
live limes as many insects as there are
species of all other living things put
together. The oak alone supports l."0
species of insects, and L'uo kinds make
their homo in ibe pine. Forty yenrs
ogo Humboldt estimated that the num
ber of species preserved in collections
was between lii.tn'i) and 17i,00, but
scientific men now 6ay that Ihcro
must bo more than 7u0,ihji, without
taking into account the parasite creii
'uics. Of the ;ij,M00 species in Fu
rope, however, not mere than :?,.rwii
tire nrxious or destructive. There
arc more tlnitl l"0,0n0 kinds of beetles-
Curiosities About ('ranges.
The namo "orange" is fiom the Ltd
iu uvrioii, meaning gold or of golden
color. The fruit was originally a
small bitter berry about the size of a
common eai ly Kichinond cherry, ami
very seedy. It has been culiivulcd in
Hindustan from a very remoto period
and was taken from that country to
Arabia and Persia in the F.ighth or
Ninth centuries. It is said to have
received little or no attrntiou from
cultivators of fruits in cither of the
countries last mentioned above, piior
to the beginning i f the Tenth Centu
ry, there being a tradition that it was
a "cursed" fruit sent by Mohammed
to destroy the unfaithful.
This reminds me that our common
tomato was formerly supposed lo bo
poisonous, it now being less than fifty
years since it was only grown as a
garden curiosity. Pun to ihe orange:
In the Tenth and Fleveuth centuries
tho horticulturists of O.n.iu ami Syria
began the cultivation of the ttee in
earnest, the fruit going under the
name of "bigarade. " l!y the end of
tbc Twelfth Century it had beeomj
quite abundant in all th l countries of
iho Levant, the returning S ildicrs of
the. Cross tCiiistideis) bringing it
wiih theui upon their return from
It was well known, but not exten
sively cu!li.ited iu cither Italy, Spain
or France boforo the middle of iho
Sixteenth Century, four bundled
years after its introduction in i the
lies l named country, the bindiaiice.
being a survival ni-d an addition to
tho old an'.i-Moli immcd. in tradition,
viz: That tho use of the fruit would
cauo iho partaker to enroll himself
with the iegion of Islam whether ho
desired to or no no.
The Spaniards finally atlcmp'cd and
sueceded in cultivating it in their West
Indian colonics, aid fiom theie it
found its way into Florida, Central
America, Mexico and California, a!,
ways improving iu si.o and flavor un.
til it ber ime what il is to-day, one of
the niosv poifect of fruits.
The Least ofThrso.
f he had little of earthly beauty,
!"he had less of curtly lore;
Hie climbed by a path 60 narrow,
Such wearisome burdens bore!
And she came with lier.rt a-treinblc,
To the wurdor at heaven's door.
And said : "There were hearts of heroes ,"
Mie said: "There were hsiids of might;"
I had only my little children,
That called to me day and night;
I could only soothe their sorrows,
Their clnldisii hearts make light."
And she bowed tier head In silence,
And hid her face in shame;
When, out from a burst of glory,
A form majestic cune;
And sweeter than all heaven's music,
I.o, some one called her name.
Icar henrt, that huth self-forgolli n,
That never its own has sought,
Who kei-iieth the wi-ak from fading,
To the King hath jewels brought :
I.o, what thou has dime for the children,
fur the Lord hnu'ell bus wrought!"
Ill M OKU U.S.
The Bridle Path The middle aUlc.
The world is full of people who arc
rich because they couldn't sell out when
they wanted lo.
"Time's seliloqu'z'd Bagley OS
he camo out of fio pawn-hop where
ho had just left bis watch.
"That was a vane attempt," as the
gentle breczj remarked when it gave
up trying to turn the rusty weather
cock. Drowning M in I) J throw mo a life
belt. Passenger (a tailor) Most
happy to oblige. What size around
the waist, please?
Small Hoy (iu a hurry) Will joa
please come and sec my father; he's
very sick. Abscut-inindc I Doitot
Yes, with pleasure.
roiiteiituielit is indeed it bliss
lis value. I'.mcuIi. is hazy ;
l-'or when contentment really comes,
You're certain I" grow lazy.
"Well, here is your cell," soid the
warden. "Please don't call it a cell,"
said tlie gent cniauly embezzler. Why,
not call il a state rcnmP"
I pstivctc Ildlo, young man! Who
are you working for now? Highreine
(gloomily) S'nce I moved into the
Higl lo.ie bints, for my landlady nio-t-
Man (ge't ii ; shaved, to baibei
U'li. t politician did you shave with
Ibis ra 7. r la-l? P. irber Why do you
Hsu? M in P.- cause it has a strong
Daughter '1 he count comes of a
Very old family, papa. Papa Yes, I
know. His father and mother kept a
fruit stand and both lived lo be past
I leggy Saplo.id Do you weally be
lieve ilial absence makes ihehcait
gwow fonder? Miss SomeUranc
Yes, indeed. 1 think twice as much
of vou w hen vou are somewhere clso.
The r.mperor an. I the Mamlurln.
The favorite horse of Iho Chinese
Fmpeior Tsi having died through
iieo'egenco on iho part of the master
of the horse, the Fuiperor, in his rage,
would hive run that functionary
through with his sword. The Man
darin YeiH-Se, however, parried the
"Sire, this man is not yet con
victed of ill" criinc for which he de
serves to die."
Well, then, tell him what it is.-'
"Listen, you scoundrel," said ihe
Minister, "to an nmmoriiiloii of ihe
crimes which you have committed.
First, yon have allowed a horse to
perish which the Fmpeior bad in
ti listed to your safe keeping. More
over, it is owing to you that our
sovereign became so exasperated that
ho was on iho point of killing you
with bis own baud. Lastly, it is your
fault that he was about, to disginco
himself in ihe eyes of everybody by
kil iug a man for a borne."
"Let him go," interrupted 1 ho llm.
prror, who understood tho lesson; "1
pardon hiiu." L' M-nide U'.iistie.
How Kings i:iluinge Calls.
"I was iu Swccden,"' Mr. Stewart
said, "when Kniperor Doiu Pedro of
Brazil paid a visit to that country sev
eral years ago. Ho was not there by
special invitation, but was merely
linking a plca-ure trip. King -cnr
was out in his ci'iinlry palace. Ho
came lo li.wn, bad bis palace opened
and si tu bis carriage lo llui etor
Doin Pedro's bold. Tbc latter was
conveyed ut once to Ihe residenco vt
King Oscar, lie iciuaiiied about twen
ty minutes. Then he w in driven buck
lo his hotel. As soon ns the imperial
carriage returned to Iho palace King
(I i"ir entered it and was taken to
Doiu l'edro's hotel. Ho remained
twenty minutes. An hour later King
O-ear's town home was closed again,
and be was on his way back to bis
country residence. The entiro cere,
in uy did not iccii;y over two hours.''
New York Prci.