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PITTSB0U0 CHATHAM CO., N. C, J ULY (5, J80.J.
A cunning mitr, in robes of wbile,
All lace embroidered o'er;
With liny feet, so dimpled sweet,
That never press the floor;
With wreathed smiles and lialy wiles,
With niiscliicf brimming o'er
Ah no, ab no, it is not so.
You surely, surely do not know
He pulls your Rair, nor does be rare
How much the :iin may lie,
lie waves bis hands like fairy wands,
And jumps and crows with pice.
Ho loudly weeps, then gently sleeps
I "ion bis mothers knee.
Ab no, ub no, it is not mi,
You surely, surely eannot know
My I ahy.
A sailor brave, who rules the wave,
Nor fears the ocean's roar.
He's kind and true, with eyes of blue,
That twinkle evermore.
Jle loves bis home, though be may roam
I poll a distant shore.
Ah yes. ah yes, come now, confess,
I'll less you knew how could you guess
Though winds niav tan this bearded man,
And time may furrows plough;
Though life's rude shocks tiring silver locks
To crown his noble lirow;
Though years may no ami come, I know
He'll still remain as now.
tin land or sea he'll ever ho,
From time until eternity.
THREE AGAINST MANY.
II V TllKHDiiKK IMK'SKVDIr.
Since 1 have been ranching on the
Little Missouri, Iwj men have been
killed liy hours in i ho neighborhood of
my range; mid in tins early years of
my residence there, several men living
or traveling in the country were slain
by small war-parties of young braves.
All (lie old-timo trappers and hunters
could tell stirring tales of their en
counters with Indians.
My friend Tazewell Woody was
among I lie chief actors in ono of the
most notcxvoi thy adventure of this
Uind. lie was a very quiet man, and
it was exceedingly difficult to got hiui
to tall; over tiny of hU past experi
ences: but oik. day, when ho xvns in
Liy li good 1 1 1 1 i 1 1 1 1' with me for having
made three consecutive straight shots
at elk, he bcciitne quite citinmiiuicn
tire, and I was able to got him to tell
mo one story xvliuh I had long wished
to hear from his lips, having already
heard of it through one of the partici
pants of the light. When ho found
that I already knew a good deal of it,
old Woody told mo the rest.
It was in tho spring of l87o, and
Woody and two friends wero trump
on the Yellowstone. Tho Sioux were
very bad at tho time, and had killed
many prospector?, hunters, cowboy,
and tenters; the whites retaliated
whenever they got a chance, but, as
always in Indian warfare, tho sly,
lurking, bloodthirsty savages usually
inflicted much mote loss iluui they sitf.
fored. The three men, having a
dozen horses with tlicni, wero camped
by the riverside in a triangular patch
of brush shaped a good deal 1 ke a
common llal-irou. On teaching camp
they started to put out their traps, ap.d
when he came bncl; in thu evening
Woody informed his companions that
ho hud seen a great deal of Indian
idgns, and that he believed there were
Sioux in tho neighborhood. His com
panions both laughed at him, assuring
him that they wero not Sioux at all,
but friendly Crows, and that they
would be in camp next morning.
"And, sure enough," said Woody,
meditatively, "they wero in camp next
morning." l!y dawn ono of (he men
went down tho river to look at some
of tho traps, while Woody started out
to where the horses were, tho third
man remaining in c.iuip to get break
fast. Suddenly two shots were heard
down the river, and in another moment
a mounted Indian swept toward the
horses. Woody fired, but missed him,
and ho drove oil' live horses, while
Woody, running forward, succeeded
in herding Iho other seven into c imp.
Hardly had this been accomplished be
toro the man who had gouo down the
liver iippcarod, out of breath from
his despcrato run, having been sur
prised by several Indians, and j n -1
Bucccding in making his escape
by dodging from bush to bu-.li,
threatening hi pursuers with his rifle.
These proved to be tho forerunners
of a great war-party, for when tho
sun roi-o the hills around seemed black
With Sioux. Had they chosen to dash
right in on (lie camp, running the
risk of losing several of their men in
tho charge, they could of course have
eaten up the three hunters in a min
ute ; but such a charge is rarely prac
ticed by Indians, who, although they
nro admirable in defensive warfare,
and even in certain kinds of offen
sive movements, and although
from their skill in hiding they usually
inflict much more loss than thoy snf"
for when niatehed against white
Ifoops, are xol very reluctant lo make
any movement where tho advantngo
gained must be offset by considerable
loss of life.
Tho thrco men thought they were
surely doomed; but being veteran
fronticrsmon, and long inured lo
every kind of hardship mid danger,
ihey instantly act (o work with cool
resolution to mako as cuVctivc a de
fenso as possible, to beat oil their an
tagonists if ihey might, nud, if this
proved impracticable, to sell their
lives as dearly as they could. Having
tethered the horses in a slight hollow,
the only ono which offered any pro
tection, each man crept out to a poin1
of tho triangular brush patch and lay
down to await events.
In a very short whilo tho Indians be
gan closing in on (hem, taking every ad
vantage of cover, and then, both from
their sido of the liver and from the
opposito bank, opened a perfect fusil
ado, wasting their cartridges with the
recklessness which Indians arc so apt
to show when excited. Tho hunters
could hear the hoarso commands of
tho chiefs, the war-whoops, and the
taunts in broken English which soino
of tho warriors hurled at them. Very
soon all of their horses wero killed,
and Iho brush fairly riddled by tho in
cessant volleys; but tho three men
theiii8c!vos, lying flat on tho ground
and well oncealed, were not harmed.
The nioro daring young warriors then
began to creep toward the hunters,
going stealthily from one piece of
cover to the next; and now tho whites
in turn opened lire. They did not
shoot recklessly, as did their foes, but
coolly and quietly, endeavoring It
mako each shot tell. K.iid Woody,
I only fned seven limes all
day; 1 reckoned on getting meat
every lime 1 pulled trigger." They
had an immense advantage of (heir
enemies in that they lay still and
eutirely concealed, whereas the In
dians of course had to move-from
cover to cover in order to approach,
and so had at timet lo expose them
selves. When the whites fned at all,
they tired at a man, whether moving or
motionless, whom they could clearly
ceo, wbile (lie Indians could shoot
only at Iho unoko, which imperfectly
marked (ho position of their unseen
foe'. In consequence, the assailants
speedily found that ,it was a (ask of
boneless danger to try to close in such
a manner with three plains veterans,
men of iron nerves and skilled in the
use of a rill.'. Yet some of the more
daring crept up very close to the patch
of brush, and one actually got insido
it, and was killed among (he bedding
that lay by the smoldering camp-lire.
The wounded, and such of Iho tlcadJ
as did not lie in too exposed positions,
wero promptly taken away by their
comrades; but seven bodies fell into
bauds of the three hunters. I asked
Woody how many ho himself had
killed. Ho said he could be suro of
only two be gol ; one he shot in Iho
head as ho peeped over a bush, and
the other as ho attempted to rush in
through Iho smoke. "My, how that
Indian did yell !" said Woody, retro
spectively, "lie was no great of a
stoic." After two or three hours of
this deadly skirmishing, which re
sulted in nothing more serious to the
whites than in two of llictu being
slightly wounded, the Sioux became
disheartened by die loss thoy were
suffering, and withdrew, confining
themselves thereafter to a long-range
and harmless fusillade. When it was
dark tho three men crept out to the
river-bed, and, taking advantngo of
the pitchy night, broko through the
circle of their foos. They maiiagcd
lo reach the settlements without f urthef
molestation, having lost everything
except their riflos. From "In Cow
boy Lind," iu Iho Century.
A Honk for a Husband.
An amusing story of bow a con
firmed old bachelor, who combined
with his bachelorhood tho qualities of
the bibliomaniac, camo luially lo
inarrv, is told by an Kuglish news
It appears that tho lonely old book
worm employed an old servant to take
care of his rooms. Upon her fell the
task of arranging and misting tho
library, nud she soon camo to bo smi
ten with a taste for reading. She hegan
lo spend all her earning iu buying
books, and, stiaugo to say, they were
old book that she bought and read.
One afternoon she came in with a par
cel of volumes picked up from Ihc
book stalls. Out of curiosity the
master turned over tho leaves of h
treasures, and we can well iuiagiiio the
more or less supercilious sinilo that
played upon bis countenance as ho
thought of the hum rom phttso of this
old woman turned bibliophile. Slid
dculybis face lighted up.
"How much did you give for ibis?"
said bo, picking up a volume with
fifteen pence," was the answer.
"Fifteen pence? Why, this woik
Is worth a thousand pounds," cried
the collector. He reflected, when loo
late, how stupid ho bad been lo speak,
and iu vain tried to icc.all his xvor4s.
"I will give you fifty shillings for it,"
"Sir, you have just told me it was
xvorih a thousand pounds!"
The old ercatuio was mil (o ho
cheated, and the bouk-wo.'iu at last
oilorcd ono hundred p 'imds. It was
a first edition, extrumoly rare, of Mon
taigne, lie was a good buyer, but
his servant would not lake a friiet'ou
less than one thousand pounds which
sum was more than hi! could afford.
Tho (light the connoisseur dreamt of
Montaigne. At last ho could resist no
longer. At any price bo must havo
Iho old book. "This woman Jakes
good caro of me; she appears lo bo
smitten with the same passion for oil
books," said ho to himself next. "Why
should I not marry her ? 1 should
then have my Montaigne."
So he went to her the following day
and "popped tho question." Sno ac
cepted him, ami thoy wore m irried.
The clever old dame brought him
Iho book as a dowry. Harper's
Natural Protection of Seeds.
Wo usually fniil seeds iu a seed ves
sel of somo sort, tho w hole affair con
stituting the "fruit." Common to all
immature fruits is their neces-i y for
protection, and this is met in various
ways. Winds which would break I hem
ofl aro effectually resisted by their
stiong yet lluxiblo footstalks; and pos
sible injury by bruising is averted by
tough, elastic walls, often cushioned
by pticklcs or other appendage.
Suddeu changes of temperature, be
fore they can penctra'c lo tho unripe.
seeds, arc rendered harmless by Iho
blanketing effect of pulp or other ma
terial. For protection from the animal
world, immature fruits havo de
veloped a number of interesting de
vices. Almost universally "green''
fruits so haniioni.;! with surround
ing color us readily lo escape detec
tion. In fact, tho hazelnut is en
veloped in a leafy coal which renders
it very conspicuous. Tho nu rilbms
albumen of the teed is of leu fortified
by such impenetrable shells as those of
the eocoauut and others. Perhaps
there is a formidable armament of
prickles, as in the chestnut; or of
stinging hairs, as is tho case with some
pods. Characteristic of immature
fruits arc disagrccab.o taste and con
sistence. Compare an unripe peach,
sour and stringy, with the same fruit
in its luscious maturity.
But all Ihcso contrivances fail lo re
pel certain enemies of growing fruits.
The apple's iucouspicuousuess, tough
ness and sourness are of little avail
against tho voting progeny of Ihc
genus Homo. Popular Soicnco
The Hnltersen Dug's Homo
Most people, iu Loudon at least,
have heard of the interesting estab
lishment lying immediately on Ihc
north sido of the Hatlcrsea Park Star
lion of (ho London, Chatham nud Do
ver Biiilway. Indeed, when we Ray
(hat in (lie four years ending with
1893 no fewer than 124,607 persons
visited it, it is evident that the institu
tion enjoys a certain measure of pop
ularity. Still its unsatisfactory finan
cial position is evidence that the pub
lie scarcely realize tho measure of
their indebtedness to this home, which
during the last ten years, has taken
from the streets ns many as 190,207
canino waifs and strays. Of that
number 19,533 were restored to their
owners, 19,437 were sold, and 167,
1187 were put to death iu tho lethal
clumber. Not only those who love
dogs, but those who aro indifferent lo
them, may find iu those figures ground
for satisfaction. Pall Mall Budget.
A Brilliant Ketort.
After-dinner speaking is an art, and,
like many other arts, its excellence
has much to do with the mood of the
artist. Soino of the best of our
after-dinner speakers sometimes fail,
but it is not often that failure results
iu the enrichment of I he world's storo
of epigram, as it did in the easo of
Lord L'rskiiio many years ago.
When Lord Lrskinu was m ado a
member of that highly honorablo
body, tho Fish-mongers' Company, of
Loudon, ho made an after-dinner
speech on the occasion of his first
appearance among them as a member.
I'pou his ret urn he Raid to a friend:
'1 spoko ill loday, and stammered and
hesitated in the. opening."
"You certainly floundered," was the
reply, "but 1 (bought you did so iu
compliment to tho flsh-mongcr!"
The last soldiers in Fiance to wear
defenceless .v tnor were the pikeuieu.
Little I'atty Popgun
Never' d stay in bed ;
Mothcr'd hear her footio-s
1'it pat overhead.
Last night naughty I'atty
Caught her little lues,
Down sho fell and (Mi! oh!
Humped bur little nose.
I'p Ihey cnnic and found her
Crying on the floor.
And today her hea l aches
And her nose is sore.
Were 1 Putty 1'npiin,
1 would stay in bed ,
I would do precisely
What my mother said.
st. Louis Itcpublic.
Whnt is called a cloud of stcum,
1 coming out of an rscapo pipe, is not
steam at 'all it is a condensation of
steam. Steam cannot be seen. Look
at the spout of a teakettle, in which
Iho water is boi.iug, and between tho
outer end of the spout and the vapory
cloud Miat p uiies from it you will lind
a clear space. The steam is there, in
visible, but when it comes in c intact
with the air it condenses and becomes
1 visiblo ns a little cloud. Detroit
nov. sm. in:us.
Everybody in large cities is familiar
Willi Ihc sight of c ashes from military
schools, uniformed, marching through
tho streets; and in last October's Co. ,
liimbian Celebration in Xew York, !
they were combined in regiments, j
drilled thoroughly, and their march.
ing and w heeling formed a most at- '
tractive feature of thu splendid cxhi- j
bition of those days. Xow the French '
have always bad a tasie for military j
demonstrations of any sort, and in
Paris, especially, they have formed
quite an army of boy.soldicrs who are j
organized, drilled mid disciplined just
like the French army. There are more i
than seven thousand of these boys, be.
tweeu twelve and sixteen years of age, I
and Hiev are recruited from the !
j scholars iu tho public schools. The !
j it ii j form is that of a sailor boy, and
I they carry toy musket-. They are j
I drilled by sergeants from the regular j
i . ........
army, anil commanded ny oiii.ari on
half-pay. They aro so popular iu
Paris and in the tinny, that when Ihey j
aro out on parade, inarching to the
sound of Iho bugle, iho guard (urns
out at tho barracks, and the scutrios i
on duty beforo the Bank of Franco
nnd other public building, salute tho
"hope of France.'" L)nce A Week, j
THE I'UY Or A ClIIMiSK II.M1V.
Few Americans have ever seen a
C'niucso baby cry. It is a sight equally
as iutenso to tho eye as to (lie ear. j
I They do cry, though no history records i
tho fuel, nud their manner of emo
tional ebuliiion is ns different from
tho Anglo-Saxon variety of infantile
protest and alarm as a full-blown vol
cano is from a ten-cent sky-rocket.
Djwii on the Midway l'iaisanoe at
the World's Fair ih-in is a C hinese
baby who gave an exhibition in this
'ine day beforo yesterday. He can
just toddle, and he hail wandered some
twenty feet away from his abode.
Ho wrs viewing the strange build
ings around hiui casually. Presently
a onc-lcggod man hobbled by on
crutches. The Chinese baby gave ono
look, nnd then he unravelled a corru
gatod whoop that peeled the mud tr im
Ihc Irish castle. It was blood curd
ling, and wlion it had gone up tho
piano scale and climbed down the side
pf tho piano leg in efforts lo get high
er, it stopped suddenly.
Thero was a minute of ominous
silence, and ihen Iho whoop broke.
I loose again and scampered back down
j tho scale. Stiff-frozen where ho stood,
that Chinese infant's eyes were glued j
on that one-legged man. His biased
eyes hung out on bis cheeks. Ho was
petrified wiih fright.
A dozen Chinee, new to this coun
try and wearing iho silk dome-like
capes, surmounted with chenille but
tons, rushed to the resell-. At first
they could not see the cause of all the
row. But in half a minute they had
caught sight of Ihc one-legged man.
They were not frightened, but they
wero pu.z !d. vt into ono man quieted
tho boy several of tho bolder spirits
took after the innocent camo of this
disturbance. Tbev examined
crutches minutely; insisted on feeling
the stump of tho missing member,
after which they all stepped back
Thebab)'s fright was not unnatural
or Iho curiosity of the Chiucso at all
surprising. Iu China (hero arc no one
leggod men, partly from an absence of
surgery and partly from an absence ol
railway trains and heavy machinery.
Tho man on crutches was the first, one
legged m it 1 1 Ihey had ever seen
BUILT BY NATIVES.
A Beautiful Churcli in a Central
Erected Entirely by the People
of That Region.
Who would suppose that this hand
some church adorns a village iu the.
lake region of Central Africa or tin. t
il was built, from tho making of the
bricks to the driving of tho last nail,
by natives who a few years ago bad
novel' seen a white man iu their lives?
Such is the case, however, nud I here
is many a town in Fngland and Amer
ica (hnt cannot show so line a ebun h
ediliec as this, which is the wonder
and Ihc admiration of all white men
who visit Blantyro, in Ihc Xyasm
highland-. J. Scott Kiltie, iu his new
book on "The Partition of Africi,''
says: '-A church has quite recently
been creeled in the heart of what is
still savage Africa; a creditable and
even handsome, church it is, with
many graceful points of architecture,
an apse, a double-towered front, a
dome, and a variety of tasteful adorn
ments. It might grace even a L ndon
suburb. It stands on (he Blantyro
highlands, consecrated by the nnine of
Livingston, near tho banks of the
Shire Jiiver, to the toulh of Lake
Xyassu. It is a region that for
ccniiirio has been devastated by slave
raiders and native wars. This church,
designed by a Scotch missionary, was
built entirely by ihc natives with free
labor. Ho and his colleagues taught
the natives to make bricks, burn lime,
and hew timber. All the materials
Wero found on the spot except glass,
lli'i internal fittings, and sonic portion
of the roof; and Ihey wore put to
gether, brick tiy brick, by the natives,
under while superintendence."
The church was completed on May
10, 1 SOI. It is in the form of a Latin
cros, with a short choir and an apse
half circular iu form. Its length i
10G feel, it is 30 feet wide, and from
the ground lo the caves is 'Mi feet high,
cv veil years ago the misi-iouaries began
lo teach the unlives to mako brick, and
iu 1890 tlic foundations of Iho church
were laid, liy (his time other natives
had become tkided as carpenters,
niasoiip, and plasterers, and other
blacks made lumber from thu tine lim
ber around lilantyic, using a portable
Thisconspiciousachievcmont in Cen
tral Africa, wrought by trained native
ctasisineii, is duo to the. genius of one
ina", a Sccttish missionary named
Scott, who is ono of the most leiuark
ublo men that missionary societies have
ever scut to Africa. He has unfailing
tact in dealing with the natives, lb
is able to inspire llieiu with his zea
and enthusiasm. L'uder his guidance
thceo natives work as though they
love labor and had been 1 1 ained all
their lives to industrious babiii..
Tho well-known explorer, J. Thom
son, who rarely becomes eiitbu-iastic
over anything, thus writes of Scott:
"About the Bev. 1). C. Scoll, Ihc
head of Iho lilautyre Mission, 1 can
only speak in superlatives at the risk
of appeal ing to exaggerate. The leas;
advertised of inissionai ies, he ye.
stands head and shoulders above every
man 1 know of in thu A fi nun inii -n
uVhl, whether you consider his pei
sontit magnetism, his breadth f view,
his depth of culture, ur simply the
work ho has achieved. The chinch
be has planted and built is, in its way,
Iho in st wonderful sight 1 h ive seen
iu Africa. Ills modi. ids of leaching
fjoes far to bolvo the difficult problem
bow best to influence Ihc negro foi
When Archdeacon Maplen of Ihc
L'li.venitics Missions visited It antj re
last ) car he wrote: "Mr. Scon's woe
deiful brick church is above all price
as an example of whal lite nero can
d i, and it will eiulutc t.s a iiioiiuuu nt
worthy of his genius and his fktil.
Thu new mission bindings are binii
around a great square wuieh is tided
with flower guidons through which
iiiii shady walks. The iiuildiug
around Iho beautifully laid out t-qitaic
with its bonioliko turf, il ll; ivcr bed-,
and its beautiful church al ihc end !
the garden, all form a p
! impasses any tiling that I
i c i li 10 w bich
have seen in
All through this region il.e natives
invar. ably greet Ihc while in in with a
pleasant "lio.nl day, sir." Tlio labor
er nnd craftsmen at Bliiniyre and the
unrounding mission stations are paid
for their work in cotton cloth. The
day school at Blantyro numbers 200
tcholnrs. There is a boarding school
lo which b 'ys and girls have been
sent from a hundred miles an.u ,. 1,
co-ts the missionaries only twenty
cents a week (o boaid a pupil, and
mod of (hem cm n their ow n 1 ving by
their work. Resides lea-ling, writing,
geography, and arithmetic, the boys
nro taught trades and farm labor, and
the girls learn to do cooking, wahing,
ironing, tewing, and so on. At the
laundry opened at the school the girls
last year earned about $200 Xcw
The (hlnaiiiun in th ; Household.
As M'rvuiiis the Chinese are very
capable in many respec s, and very
undesirable in others. The never gos
sip uhuiii tho uff.iii'S of the family thai
employs them. They learn whatever
il is do-ired they sh uild know, no.
quiring kill with apparent catc by
means of their wonderful power of
imitation. Tl.ey are pcrfietly willing
lo do every sort of lion -ehold woi k,
and the average servant will act as
cock, chaiiiberm dd, lauudeicr, and
wuiler all al once for one salary. They
cannot bear to bo ordered about by
women. They will lake any amount
of scolding1 or fault-finding frox a
man, mid none from a woman. In
(wo cases of which I beard the Chi
nes.! servants chased their mistresses
out of their houses with axes. A very
vexatious thing is tint they never givo
warning when they are going to leave
a place. They suddenly itniuilinco,
"Me want to go," and the utmost
questioning is not likely to oiicit any
more than 'Mc want logo; me tired."
One lady iu Victoria lold me that
"he moved from one bouse to another,
and employed a new servant, lie
staid uu bom? The next one said an
afternoon, the next one staid a day.
Puzzled and worried, she persuaded
one who was about to leave her to tell
her why he was dissatisfied. Ilo took
her lo ihc sink in thu kitchen, and
showed her a peculiar mark in chalk
under the sink. It was a notification
I iv one servant to all the others that
tho head of the liouso xvas not kind or ; "I'm surprised nt the noise thnt Xi
honost in his dealings with bis ser- : again m ikes." "Why';" "You'd
van s. She expl lined that she hud but tliii k thero xvas water tuough thero to
ju-t moved into the house, and tho drown ihc sound."
servant took off his street apparel and ! Uiokett Why don't you man y
remained with her. But be told her
that whenever a Chinamen came lo i
work iu a new place he always looked
through the pots and pans and kettles '
and cupboards for some piece of paper
or mark of some kind left by prcced
iiiir servants, and explaining the cliut
acter of hoiue. Harper's Weekly. !
Kepi His Promise.
Mr. Siinuel B.ackwell of Alabama, j
the nexvly appointed third auditor of ihu i
treasury, is an instaticj what a genu- !
inc man can do iu the way of curbing
his appetite or shaking of a dangerous
habit when he nuke- up his mind lor
a long, running light.
He returned lo Selma-at the closo of
Wtir, a young and Very attractive fel-,
low of a strongly social disposition,
and promptly fell id love xvitli one of
iho belles of a town that is noted in the
Southland for i's beautiful Wome i. '
The idl'cclion was mutual, but B.aik
well, like so many other youngster in ,
ihe ranks, had acquired a lliriM which
ho proceeded los.nkc whenever ihc hir- ,
mor seized him. 1 he lady of ids ,
heart finally lold hiui that she wou.d
mairy him but uptii one cotnlitii n :
"What is that?" he asked.
"Tint you will not swallow a drop
of iutoxica ing liqnoi for ten years."' j
That is a long time between
drink," said he.
"I know it," she said, "but " !
"Wiil j on xvaii that iongr1' be in
She replied that she would 11 j re
sponded: "All right," and went o.il. 1
Th y were fai lif ill during the decade 1
of p.obtuion. At the end of the time j
thoy were inauicd. Mr. ll..ukwcll:
litis rigoiously refrained ever since t io
day when he sol bis hat s p.i ire'y on his
bead and wa ki d mil of bis hWict
bcai i's parlor. i XX ashing; on Post. j
Where Our White Pino 'nines From.
Tne xv bite pine supply of this cotiii
trv stands in the Suites of Michigan,
Wisconsin, nud Minnesota; the piuo
forests of M ii'io, .Northern Now l oik, '
and lVnnsy.vania hiving boon long
since substantially swept away. This!
limber re-eive is fast diminishing, the (
output, for the last lumbering season,
amounting (o '.niu.non oini unti feet, or j
nearly ono half the lumber cut of llio
eirire country. To produce, this re
quires an army of i:si,(ioo men, or
about (if icon men to each million feel.
With the pioduel of (hose Stales for a
single year, a plank sidewalk three
feel w ide and two inchestlrck, resting
on the (ordinal y stringers, could bo
built from the earth to the moon, 240,
Did miles. Scribner.
Almost a Hint
Ii ing mo a cup of coffee and some,
thing io read," said a New York man,
who is remarkably frugal.
"How won d the bill of faro do?''
replied the waiter, banding over the
menu. Lexas Sifting.
The Yoice of the Mountains.
I saw the mountains stand.
Silent, wonderful and grand,
Looking out Across the land
When the golden Ij-dit ws falling
On distant dome nud spire,
And I heard a distant voice calling,
"L ome up IiIkIk r, conic up higher,
From the Iowjiii'In and thu mire,
From thu mist of earth-desire,
I'liun the vain pursuit of pelf,
From the altitude of self,
I'onie up lighter, conic up higher
Think not thai we are cold.
Thi'iiKU lcrii.il snows have crowned ns;
Think not that we arc old,
'l li"U'h the ages ilieaimiud us;
l iiih rncath our breasts f snow
Silver fountains sins' anil tlow :
XV i rellrct the joun day's bloom
XX' hi e the vnlleys s top in gloom;
XX'e recoi .e the new-Ulni storms
( )u our rugse l, r tek-iiial e l forms.
An I restore tin- hungry lauds
XX'ith our riv rs and uursaius.
He who cumjuers inward foes
All the pjin of battle knows,
And has earned his calm repose.
Countless .t ns cro the races
In the cycles took their placis
XX'e were groaning to he free
From our chains beneath the sea
Till we heard the s.m -otir sire
allin j, calling. Tome up higher,'
And we burst our prison bars,
Ami troni out .he mist and lire
An l the on au'a w ltd embraces
And the elemental wars
XX'e arose and bathed our faces
1 u the sunlight nn the Mura.''
III .MOUOI S.
A double-back action The camel's.
When a man dies in harness, it is
generally the bariic.-s that kiils him.
It is very funny when fish are
weighed the weij.-l.t of Iliu seacs has
lo Lo counted in.
"II ;'s 1 zy, you say:" "Lazy I
Thai' no name fo.- i'. lb'.l run half
a mile to catch a car tt ride two
Mr. Mitim? Are your parents op
posed to it ? Miss (iiddy Xo, but
.Mr. M nun seems to be.
"Miggs is a im kv old chap, isn't
be?" '-In what way ? ' "He's color
blind." "Wind advantage is thai ?"
"Ho can'i teli when he's blue."
'Tis now the prudent person tries
To tlx up screens to keep out Hies;
'Tis now the liy is seen nearby.
To laugh and wink the othi r eye.
Chappy I xvctilly believe 1 xvill
study languages, d incberkuow. Miss
James -How porfootlv delightful!
You will commence with F.nglish of
('holly Thrownovoi' (reproachfully)
Why, Angelina Miss C'ddsnub I
never had ei the slightest idea
Miss Coldsiiub Yes, that's whnt
Mamma Bobbie, didn't I tell you
that you must not go swimming ?
Kobbic I didn't swim; tlu othi r fol
lows bad jiit all tlcy could d t to
keep me from drowning.
lt'Auber 1 had a queer customer
vest rday. Stump-toed Billy, the
crook, came iu an l gave me an order
for bis poitiait. P.ilutlc 1 suppose
he was afiaid to have a lntoginph
taken, for fear be might bo identified
by it some day.
lion Tamer hilled.
Tne great danger of it is the chief
a trac ion that draws people to watch
the performances i f liou-tamcr-.
Kvery body feels sure (hat soo'ier or
later the da ing ei -former will pay
the penally of hi temerity with bis
life, and it generally turns out so.
Ni.iximin, the famous French lion
taint r, w ho usual. y exhibits at tho
l'.u is cii cits, has g vou bis las' show,
l; 'eenlly ho went, with live of hi per
forming lions, to exhibit at Lisbon.
A few days ago, as he was stepping
out of Iho chge. after a pei forinain s
before a gieal crowd, one of the lion
esses llcw at him and nearly tore him
to pieces. Fi r ten minute be strug
gled wilh the enraged bi uto, (nice
seizing her by tho tongue, but t-ho
would have killed him outright if ono
of the clowns bad not s'lol her. An
other lion-tamer hold the rest of the
beasts in chock until M ixiuiiii was res
cued from the cage iu a dying Condi,
lion. The all tie caused a panic iu tho
circus, and brought the performance
lo a prciiritiiic concl ision, but thu
next day it went on as usual, lion cage
uct and till Xew Orleans Picnjuno.
'('infoiind it!" exclaimed Jackson.
What a stupid follow that jcxvoller
'How so?" inquired his friend.
"Why, I told him tho other day that
I wanted engraved in tho engagement
ring the letters 'From A lo Z from
Arthur to Zenobia.yoii knoxv and the
idiot went lo woik mid put in the
whole alphabet!" fallal pel's Bazar.