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PlTTSIK)RO CHATHAM CO., N. 0., JULY 1.!, 18JKJ.
ai)c l)oll)am Rtrorii.
The sunlight, the sunlight,
It cometh apace!
It break) through the dun light
Of nii;lit-shnitfweil space!
It comes with a shimmer,
A sparkle and glimmer;
The moon showed dimmer;
The plaiiclN give place.
It bendeth, it rendeth
Night's prisoning bars!
1 ' x ii It (int , outsendeth
Its voiceless hurrahs!
O'er bulwark and bowers
It scatters bright shower",
Like luminous flowers
('rown out of the stars.
() souls that lie sleeping
In doubt mi I in night,
Wake, wake frmu your woqnugl
lay comes, in despite
Of cavil or gr.cviug.
Man's best of believing
Is but the receiving
Of heav.iilv light!
tirnce J. Litchfield, in the Century.
LUCINDY'S LOVE AFFAIR
11V lin.l.K HAT Ht UM'tlt.
They say every Jack ha liia .Till.
Well, perhaps; but tliero is one .lill
left over in n email wldto house in
Lisbon, New Hampshire She was nn
Active little woman, with a sharp, thin
face, dull gray eyes with pale lashes,
like Iho scanty twist of hair above the
Since her fathei's death, forty year
before, Luciudy hail lived alone, bu
lod by looking lifter the old hoinoslcnd
mid the kitchen guidon, with its brave
border of marigold, foxglove, and
double sweet Williams.
Tliero had never been any romance
in Lucindy's life, even in her girl
hood, when the now la led hair was
faintly linked with fM, and the
wiiuklcd brown skin wns soft and
Her life was spent, ns it always had
been, in household duties, in minding
tho patch of a garden, and "dropping
in" on the neighbors, and in manu
facturing, several times a year, in the
cliurch vostry, queer little garments of
red llauuel, which heathen infants are
popularly supposed to appreciate.
Her life hud been monotonous nud
barren enough until Z ichnry came.
Z ichary usually drove up on Sun
day, after meeting and hitched hi
dej icted marc to a part in (lie fence.
Lncindy would bo fitting by the
window in the bla-k Ii iraeluir t rtn
rhulr, reading the big illustrircd
Biblo on her la;i so assiduously (hat
she never by any chauco looke I up
whilo her caller scraped his boots on
tho iron reminder, or scraper, outside
the door, which she promptly opened
at his ring. Of courso if Zielmry
walked over the farm ho always left
his muddy hob-nailed hoots on the
porch and came in with bis thick blue
yat n socks.
I.uciudy was gratified to note his
care in such matters, and pictured to
herself his orderly bureau, with die
carefully arranged piles of biled"
thirls and handkerchiefs and neck
lies, and socks neatly mated.
U had been her habit of late to ask
Z ichary to remain to dinner of a Sun
day, and lie would grin and reply lo
Iho stereotyped invitation to dine wit ii
"a lone woman" like herself, that he
guessed he'il '-like ter fusl-rate cf the
While Lucinda put a carefully pre.
pared dinner on the table, assisted by
Mary Caroline, Zielnry would slick
down his locks and hunt in Lucind'
family albums for a face that grew
dearer to him each week.
And when all was ready nud the
trio sat down, Luciudy piously asked
(he divine blessing, after which, as
Cse.hary would have expressed ii, they
Luciudy always woro her best black
silk on these delightful occasions, and
latterly tho busy bodies accused her of
wearing gay little ribbon bows in hor
She sat on (ho edgo of her chair
ready to pass any thing her gu st might
desire, watching his plate more c l
slantly than her own.
She ato very little and talked with
(act about crops and cattlo mid tho
prospect of (he sugaring for next
year, because Z ichary cared little for
Zuehary had a good appetite and
j 'i ked his head occasionally to coin
cide with his hostess. He pushed his
fork asido as useless and gesticulated
with his knife when it was not co i
Mary Caroline, (he eldest of nine
children belonging to Lucindy's sister
Malviuy, in Littleton, wlinn Luciudy
had ottered to keep for a twelvemonth
in order to lighten 'Viny's household
expenses, sat at tho cud of the table
iiml said nothing.
Ni.o was a large, awkward girl,
with tow ringlets, big, exproaiionlo.s
Hue eyes and very led cheek.
is tho summer advanced Hi (owns-
people began to joko about Zachary
and Luciudy "a-kcepm' poinpnny," and
when, early ono August morning,
Zachary aud another man appeared in
front of the former's houso with long
ladder aud pots of fresh while and
yellow paint, the neighbors wit.j as
sure Zachary und Luciudy were going
to get ''hitched" as if iho marriage bi
lious had already been published,
Luciudy looked younger and sprycr
than she had for many a year, people
saiil, and the faint pink that was often
scon in her cheeks now rendered quite
becoming the bit of artificial lilac, with
spikes of quivering jut oats, which
she ad led to her black bonnet of many
Tho Sunday afler his house was
painted, white nnd ycliow, with shin
ing green blinds and curtains from (lie
city, Zachary and I.uciudy walked to
church together, followed by Miry
Caroliuo in u short, ill.litiing gown.
The little church was crowded.
Many wero standing, for every avail
able seat, including the tireless stoves,
Following the sermon was tho
funeral uf a little old woman who had
literally dried away, and an entertain
ment for that is what it seems lo he
to them is rare'y, if ever, neglected
in New Hampshire.
Lncindy was perfectly conscious of
tho interest the townspeople tool; in
her l.ive-nfl'air, as she looked up at the
pink which she bail pinned in her tall
companion's cunt that morning, ami
I hen above to (lie good-natured led
faco she had learned to cara for so
Square" I'lympton, jigging along
the road after thcui, thought I hoy
were wed mulched even though
Zachary was a couple of years
younger than the little spinster.
"1 shall have them in tha olli .'O soon,
I suppose,'' he thought with u chuckle
as he dismounted at his door.
In the evening Z ichary appeared.
Luciudy felt th it the crisis had come.
Zachary woro his best "store"
clothes and a tucked "biled'' shirt
with a white satin cravat.
He was carefully shaved and per
fumed w if i patchouli; his hair was
slick and shiny wi:h applica'ioiu of
Luciudy felt strangely agitated.
Her little old heart bent loudiy and
she pressed her hand against it, for
she fancied almost that Z ichary might
hear it throb, and read his answer too
Z ichary measured his thumbs in
They listened a moment 'to Mary's
shrill, girlish voici in the north parlor,
and then Z ichary hitched his chair
n"iircr to Lucindy's and cleared his
"Luciudy," lie said, in an oaruest,
low voice; "Luciudy, Gregg ain't a
puny name, an' 1 knows It; bin's it's
all 1 got to oiler."
'Any woman who loved you would
bo proud lo b j Mrs. Z.ichttry Gregg,"
answered the little woman, tenderly,
i great j y lilling her breast.
"D'ycr reely think to, Luciudy?
Wa-al now, 1 got a good big lump in
he Lisbon bank four thousand an'
odd an' a heotise in the leown here,"
ho began, excitedly.
Luciudy allowed the hand nearest
Zachary to slip down to his knee, and
a happy little smile parted tho thin
'Luciudy,' pleaded the lover, won't
ycrusk her, neow? Mary's so kinder
pcai t-like I'm sorter skoert ter ask her
ter marry a lout like I. Frank Les
Our Sweet Xaval Hells.
The best gift that tiny American cily
has made to the cruiser named after it
was San Francisco's service of plate lo
the beautiful ship of that name. There
is so much of this great and costly set
plate that the cabinets containing it are
found above and below stairs, in the
Admiral's aud Captain's quarters, and
in the wardroom. All the pieces are
large and heavy, the biggest being a
hugh punchbowl of great beauty of
design. Lvery lid in the service is
surmounted by a solid gold bear, the
symbol of California, and the effect of
the bright yellow on the white silvor
is very pleasing. Philadelphia did
very poorly by her ship, now the flag
ship of Hear Admiral Ghirardi. This
gift is n great bron.e clock that won'i
keep time; indeed, it won't go. Ii
bears the name of a Philadelphia firm
of jewellers.who would be wise either
to put the thing in order or chisel the
firm name oil. This clock is not beau
tiful. Its design is artistic, but doei
not work out ell'eclively in bronze.
If the silver bell that this cily is to
give to (he new cruiser New York is
as melodious as a silver bell should be
tbogift will be priz-d. Few know
it, but (ho hi lis that ring out the heurs
a id half hours in our while sq ladrou
wine the delight of our foreign nay'
visitors here nnd in Hampton Honda.
All tho bells on tho white ships con
lain n great deal of silver, and pro
duce clear, sweet, and extra musical
notes. Sir John (. Hopkins, the
British Vice-Admiral, would stop his
own part in a conversation at any
time on his quarter deck on the Iiluko
to listen to the bells on our Yankee
ships. He said that they were Iho
sweelest bells he ever hoard, aud ho
wished they had such ones in the Brit
In that navy tho bells go from ship
to ship, ns fashions in war change,
and on souio ship today the bell that
rang out the time for Nelson or for
IHnke is tolling away as it did in its
hour of glory. One of Nelson's bells
may be on tho Australia or the Cart
ridge, but alas! tho British do not
carve the dates nud names ot the ships
on their bells, and so their especial
merits are lost. Tnc old hel's nro
thrown in the dockyards and kept
there until ono is needed for a new
vessel. They are doop-voieed, grull
bells, whose sound soon dies out,
while the silvery pe.ds of our bells
cling to the air and reach far out upon
the waters. New York Sir-.
Too Hlg for a Tip.
A few evenings ago ex-Senator T.
M. Palmer, president of the World's
Fair e minissicii, entered the lobby of
the Arlington with slow and measured
tread, knit brow ami wrapped in deep
thought and a heavy overcoat, says
the Washington Star.
K -moving the overcoat, he thrust
In hands first in his trousers pockets,
then in his vest pockets and then in
every one of his coat pockets. From
the co. it pock, ts he sought the vest
pockets, nud Ii inlly ransacked his
trou-ers pockets (igain. The look of
perplexity upon his usually severe
countenance deepened, aud ns the ex
scnator's proportions are nmplc ami
rotund, it look him some lime lo thus
Several of his fellow-commissioners
noticed interestedly litis littlo panto
mimic exhibition, and as the cx--ena-lor
finally shook his head with a well-l-give-it-up
expression, they uske I
him the cause of it.
"I had a .o0 bill somewhere nbout
my clothes," he answered, "but I'm
blc.st.od if I haven't lost it. I dtm'i
remember of having spent it."
Mr. Palmer has been stopping with
Gen. M'-Cook. The next day (icn.
McCook met a mutual friend. The
genial General seemed to have a great
burden upon his mind and finally
"Palmor," said the (ieneral, confi
dently, "is a tlno fellow, one of my
doarcel friends, and a man for whom
I have the most profound regard; but
it won't do; no, sir, won't do at all,
sir. I' is well enough to be generous,
but when it comes to giving ihe ser
vants $."j0 bills there's going (o bo
trouble about the house in Ihe lower
floors it demoralizes them terribly.
1 must ask Palmer not to be so gon
eroiis. And thus was the ex-Senator's lost
bill locate I; he had given it to tho
valet, supposing it lo be one of smaller
Spider (hint of Hie World.
The spider giant of the world in
Central and Northern Sjuth America,
ranging to tho north as far as the
southern border of Mexico. He is the
titan of the migale species and from
hi.s habit of preying upon the smaller
rcprcscnta ivcs of the feathered tribes,
Is usually referred to us to the "bird
catching spid, r." This formidable in
sect has a body from 4 l-'J to C l-'J
inches long; his diameter, with legs
extended, being, in some instance', as
much as fifteen inches. Tho nests of
these creatures resemble those made
by the larger caterpillars ihoso in
habiting tropical countries consisting
of a beautiful white silken tissue, th0
while strengthened by very strong
threads, capable of instantly arresting
the flight of any bird not larger than
a coiuuio'i Fuglish sparrow. In (ho
center of this web-like tissue, which is
composed of numerous layers, like the
side of a hornet's ncsl, are placed the
eggs, which vary in number from 1 to
3000. This species of spider is ver
powerful, being provided wnh wicked
looking instruments of attack, which
enable it not only to destroy small,
harmless birds, but the larger lizards
and other reptiles. St. Louis Re
public. It Saves Trouble.
An experienced traveller, in taking
a short j miney with a small trunk ol"
a largo valise, always sends her lug.
gage by express. 1 ho cost of trans.
pot tation, sbo 1ms discovered, is no
moro than that chargod for moving it
(o nnd from tho railroad station, nnd
it is absolutely oil' her hands and mind
until it reappears duly at her reii
douce. fNew York World,
CHILDREN'S ( Oi l J1V.
A n.AU DAT.
Flag's high la air,
Flags Eost snd West,
Ours with the fest.
ltoys on the run,
lioys At a stand,
ISoys full of fun
All through tbc land
Shouts from the crowd,
t;houts South and .North,
Shouts long nnd Ion. I,
"Hurrah for the I'mn th !''
AMKK1CAN Cllll.DnilN- AS I KtiT F..W I'.US.
American children arc said to hn the
greatest fruit eaters in tho world.
They cat moro than even tho chi drcn
of the tropical countries where fruit
grows wild and does not have to be
bought at a fruit. stand. List year,
from tho shores of tho Meditcrreuu
nlone, there wero brought three mill
ion cases of oran.es and bananas.
The great cily of London uses only
one-fourth ns much and, next to Lon
don, there is not a city in Iho world
which brings from the warm countries
one-tenth of the fruit brought every
year to New York. New York
HOW Till: i;iM: lil'.clHK yl Kl..
Huvo you ever heard how the rose
became queen of flowers? The ro-o
has been queen ever since you or any
one clso now living can remember.
But there was a tiin , long ago, when
she did not hold that position. The
flowers then wero all equal, and none
was considered higher slat ion I Inn the
Hut one year, at the annual meeting
of flowers one of ihe blossoms present
proposed that ilieio should lie a queen
to rule over them, and the bio-som
asked tli it t a vo o of all the (lowers
might be taken to decide who should
be the queen. Then one of tho flowers !
lifted up his head and said: I
"I think that the roso should he
chosen to be our queen. The ro-e is !
large like the earth. Its colors repea1 1
all the le I and vellow ravs of the lis- i
iug sun, and its petals arc more nil- 1
nierous than the stars that, float in tho '
heavens. I'pon j;s xirni there are!
thoiiu like the mountains upon the
earth, and its stalk is green and firm
like the branches of the ureal, trees.
Let the rose be queen of flowers."
Then all the llowe' cried out with
"Yej, let (ho rose be our queen!''
Tin-; iii:avi;i:'s imii:.
I'pon an elevation in such a pond,
just covered by the water, the benvct"
build their house, after the manner of
the one just describe !, except, howev
er, that the usual houc, when newly
built and covered i ith fiesh-ciit limbs,
resemblos more n heap of brushwood.
A family iipai liueiit, acomuiotlating
live or six, may be six or seven feel
au-oss the floor, or "shelf," while the
Wills uro built up to the height of
a foot, Poles (some of which are as
largo us ono's wrist ), laid slantingly
upward and coveted with earth and
0 her slicks lo u thickness of over a
foot, composo the roof of the chamber,
which is three or four feet from the
lie or to ceiling.
Between the sticks at the peak is
space for ventilu'ion. V. ie!t member
of the family owns abed, which it
lines warmly with grass or shreds of
poplar wood split as line as if for
luiskcl-work. There are several exits
under water for additional s.ifcjy. In
Ihe iniddlo of the pond is a fan-shaped
pile of brush, all the butts pointing
toward the entrance of the hou-o.
There is a wagon-load of i; the stor
of winter's foo I, c vercd with water
and ice before the pond was drai.ie I.
Lvery stick has been cut in Ihe sm-.
rounding woods and dragged to lint
Paths, a little less than a fool in
w idth lead back a distance of a quar
ter of n mile fnun the stream. These
1 at lis are f nun i in evcrv beaver so th--meiit.
The biiclus and whitowoods
are separated from Ihe resinous ever
greens, and dragged along thee- 1 i t -1
reads. Sapplings growing in the way
ire chopped oil close lo ihe ground.
In one place whore a largo pino log
lay across ihcir hauling road, a sec
tion of soiled wood a foot wide and
six inclies deep was rut out. Indeed,
when large logs fall across their
ponds, an entire section is sometime'
removed. St. X it hula.
Caimht on th Vly,
He (musingly) 1 h mid think a
bridal tour to Ihe World's Fair would
be an event to be pleasantly lemein
, be iod in after life.
She (enthusiastically) O i, it would!
But, .1 din, this is so Hidden. New
South Africa still Mipp ies li e
greater part of 'be osliirli feathe.s
used by iti-iiui factum's.
A TOWER OF LIGHT.
Wonderful Electric Display at
the World's Fair.
It 13 the Central Exhibit In the
In the extreme centre of (ho Lice
tricily Palace at tho World's Pair is
located one of the triumphs of the In
hibition, representing the achieve
ments of the iiiiMudcsnunl lamp.
From Ihe centre ot the floor a tall,
graceful, luminous shaft xhoots up
into the grooved arch formed by the
intersection of the nave and traneepl,
over eighty feet of solid brilliancy, an
obelisk a monumental expression.
It is tho epitouH of the artificial
light of the world. Surrounding it
on every side are the exhibits exempli
fying tho success attained by other
nations in electrical science and its ap
plication. The methods of const ruction in the
elaboration of this shaft or column
have resultod in depicting a perfect
whole, tis if from huso to capital Ihe
entire shaft wore hewn from one mas
sive block of stone, carefully selected
from Uic earth's q nirries, as though it
had been reposing shore for this pur
poso alone, to hariiioniz ! most com
pletely with Ihe light which it carries.
It springs cleir from the roof of a
colonnaded paviii n, surrounding (be
base, and (he entire exterior i" strewn
w ith hoiisiiuds of incnndciccut lamps,
.is many lined as the Western sunset.
The co o, s ere arranged by mechan
ical methods capable of being flashed
in haiui'iiiy witli the strains of music.
To successfully complete the bril
liant conception, it is crowned with a
gigantic, albeit well propoi tinned, re
plica of an incandescent lamp, formed
from a multitude of pieces of pris
matic crystals. Upward of thirty
thousand of these beaut. fill jewels are
strung on a frame und are all lighteil'
from Ihe interior by a large number
of incandescent lamps.
The i 'fleet produced will be unique
in its marvellous brilliancy, aud c m
only be realized and appreciated when
seen. Jt is (he incandescent lamp in
its most glorious expression.
The colonnade around the base is
Ihe home of the exhibit of a' Pittsburg
glass company. Here are shown the
most superb productions in artistic
glassware that this continent is
capable of. It rivals, if it duos not
excel, the liueit productions of thu
manufactories of the old Furopcaii
Cut glass globes and dishes, glass
stalactites of varied hue, doliratc gos
samer glass formations, which look as
though a breath might dissipate them,
forms and f nicies of every kind, all
illuinina ed with the rays of the incaii-de-cenl
lamp; and the light reflected
from Ihe polished mirrors combines to
inako of Ibis exhibit under the colon
nade a perfect f ury bower of glass.
' Th? distribution of the electrical
co!idue:ors to attain the various cflec:s
and changes necessitated careful study
and consideration, nnd tho elaborate
fancies and combination of kaleido
scopic beauties are almost infinite.
The lights are all operated from a
specially devised switchboard, not un
like a keyboard, concealed in Iho in
terior of the shaft.
In Franco they are burning dia
monds as a sort of scientific amuse
ment. It is only fair to say, however,
th it the real object is not lo amuse the
expeiliiieulers and tho public, but to
learn something of the properties of
that inarve oils gem which pu..'es the
chemist us much as it delights the jew .
1 f t'icv have not yet discovered much
else ab. ml it they h ive, at any rale,
found out just how many degrees of
heat are required to destroy tin glit
tering bauble. Some deep-colored
diamonds burst into b.iliiant flume at
various temperatures between 15! 10 de
grees and "'20 degrees, while white
lira.iUan diamonds, according to the
experiment of M. Henri Moissan, do
not begin lo burn below 7(50 degrees
or 77i degrees, and even then they d
not bccoiuo incandescent.
Cape diamonds have been found lo
be even more refractory, and when
heated in a cur ion I of hidrogen up to
1,'JnO degrees they remain unchanged.
Cut stones, however, when thus Creat
ed, sometimes lost their transparency
Metallic iron when healed Co its
melting point combines energetically
with thu diamond, and crystals of
graphite aro deposited as tho fused
mass of iron nud diamond cools. It
will he remembered that graphite and
diamond aro two of Ihe forms in
which native carbon occurs.
It is line that none of these expert
incuts appear to give us any hint ns
lo how to uiak! diamonds, but they
tell us interesting things about tho
precious jewel whoso secret nature
guards so zealously; ::u l, ufter all,
who would wish (hat the art of inanu
fae tiring diamonds should ever be
discovered ? New York News.
Walked Oir with a l.'icoinntlve.
"Tie must successful and lit the
same lime most unique civil service
examination I know of occurred din
ing the war," said T. C. lijLinilof
the examining board at thu treasury
to a Washington Post man, "The
Confederacy was very much in need
of a railway locomotive in order to
oj crate their supply system. It was
in 1801, and they had not the means
to buy an engine, so the invariable
ii'ternativc arose capture one. A baud
of l'O men was selected from Lee's
army aud placed under the command
of n big six-foot-four Georgian, who
hud been foreman of a stone quarry
and was more or less skilled in the
use of derricks', etc. lie took hi men
up into Mai laud, and they tore up a
see; ion of Ihe P.iliiumro and Ohio
railway i racks, fi igged the next train,
und with nothing on earth stive plenty
of rope thoe 1 'JO men c irried the lo
e uiioitvo Si! miles over hills, across
streams, ih.ough bogs and woods,
until thev stuick a lino the Confeder
acy had built. Then I hey ran the en
gine dvwii to Virginia. When the
piesidcnt of the Paiiiinore and Hiio
beard of the feat he couldn't believe
it. lie went out and personally in
speehd the sc n,, went over the route
nud declared it the most wonderful
feat of engineering ever accomp i-heJ.
After the war he delegated a man to
find the leader of the band. Jle was
located in Georgia. Mr. (iarreit sent
for him, and on the s.rength of that
single feat made him roadmasier of
his entire oyslcin of railroads. 'Any
man that can pick tqi an engine with
fishing lines and carry it over u moun
tain has passed his ex iiiiiiialioii with
me," said he."
The Coniliictor's Large Acquaintance.
"When I was out in Chicago at the
opening of the World's Fair," said a
friend of mine, had occasion to
make a call on some old acquaintances
on the West Side. The streets in c lint
portion of the cily had many of them
the baptismal nauie of women, and
as I lived there tit one time, the call
ing of them by the car conductor
sounded familiar to me, although it
seen ed lo puzzle an old man on board,
who was donbiles visiting Chicago
for Iho first (line. There were a
number of ladies among the passen
gers, and as tho conductor called out
'Lbzabeth,' the ear stopped and one of
t beni got off. A few squares further
and there was the call 'Ada,' followed
by a stop and (he exit of another
lady. The countryman begun lo look
interested, and when Ihe next call
came, 'May,' and ho saw a lady gather
up her bundles an 1 walk down tho
aisle, he had a puzzled air. In quick
sticcassion tliero cunu Pauline,'
'Kobcita' and 'Augus'it,' followed by
ihe departure of a passenger. The
old man cou'd not stand it any longer ;
his eyes bulged out, mid making a
rush for the platform, he said in a
stage whisper to the conductor:
Great snakes! mister, do you know
the names of ail the women folks in
this big town?'
"lie had been under the impression
that each woman who left the car
answered loibe name that was ca led
out." Philadelphia Inquirer.
A Diminishing Crime.
The records of l he Secret Service
show that one form of crime namely,
the "raising" of Fulled St iles notes
and certificates from small denomina
tions to higher ones has considerably
diminished of late. This i-, due to no
other cause than (lie arrest of a notor
ious expert in this kind of wotk, who
has done more of it than anbody else
known to the Government detectives,
lie was arrested a year ago in I'cn
vcr, but got away and was not beard
from for seven months. At the end
of that time he wrote f iom Montana,
over the pseudonym of Wesilake, lo a
manufacturer, ordering seme tools of
the sort needed in Ihe practice of his
peculiar industry. The niaiiufaclurer
sinellcd a mouse and communicated
with Chief lru;iiiuond of the Secret
Service. The hitler made the surmise
a certainly by comparing tho hand
writing of Wesllake's Ittler with oilier
writing by the escaped criminal which
was preserved in the olliea. Tho long
sought jailbird was found working in
a mine and was promptly sentenced
lo fifteen years in the penitentiary.
New Yoik Advertiser.
Senator Proctor of Vermont, with
two local capitalists of Knoxville,
Tenn, is soon lo erect (ho largest
marble mill in Iho world at (lint placo
To-Duy He Loves Me!
To-tbiy be loves iu; ! -Time stand still!
liastu not, sun, behind the hill!
To-day he loves uic; no tomorrow
Can toiHi this one lo-dny with sorrow.
As a crystal well o'cr.qii:ls
With sweet water from the hills,
Po my heart o'erliriins with blisses,
Of looks, of love. words, and of kisses.
And through many a day of drought
Love shall come to draw thereout,
Singing low - though this to-day
Ite then a year-old yi.s:crd.iy
"To-day lie loves me!" ("l is Love's way.)
Love In a Mist.
Wasting away The c iok.
A fowl tip The rooster's tail.
When tho goat talk ed the can of
dynamite you ought lo see the btilljr
'There is nolhing quiio so intcrerest
ing in tho world us other people's
Age is not always a disadvantage.
Goodness knows how old tho earth is,
nnd yet it is as sound as cvi-r.
A poet has sprung some verses tell
ing how the "'modest lobster blushes
in tho urdeut embruee of boiling
lie (exhibiting sketch) It is tho
best thing J ever did. She (svinna
(helically) Oh, well, you imisii'i let.
' that discourage you.
i Wild-Eyed Man I want some soolh
I ing syiup, quick. Druggist What
! sizul bottle ? Wild-L'yed Man 15 U
j tie! I want a keg ! L'slwinsI
, "Where are you going, my pretty maid.'''
! I go to the World's Fair, sir," the 6aid.
"May I go with you, iny pretty maid?"
; They've plenty of freaks there now," she
I "Aro cable cars healthy?' asks a
i subscriber. As a nutter of fact,
i neighbor, tho grip never mado its np
i pearanco in this country until the
introduction of the cable curs.
Miss Bell (warningiy) Sally, they
! used (o tell me when I was a I i It lo
girl that if I did not leuve eolleo alone
i it would make mo foolish. Sally (who
j owes her one) Well, why d dVt
MUs Fuz.k 1 want to break my
, engagement with Air. S.ippie, but 1
don't know how to do it without driv
' ing tho poor fellow to suicide. Little
; Bn tiicr Why doift you let him see
you in carl papers just once,
j "Ij you know if Mr. .McStinger is
i as rich as the people suy he is?" "I
j am veiy certain of ii." "How do you
judge?' "We cat at the same place.
; 1 have a dinner and a napkin, while
, ho sits ,on a stool at the lunch couu
! Wife Why, Charles, what do you
, mean by burning all our old love
letters? Husband 1 have been reading
Hi -m, my dear. And it occurred to
me that after 1 die some one who
i w ished to break my will might get
luld of them to prove that I was in
sane. j .lefl'erson and the Patent Office.
Tnc first patron of our pa'eiit sys
j leiu was Thomas Jefferson, who dur
j ing three years gave his personal m
; tendon to every application for a
patent. He used to call tho Secretary
, of War and the Attorney-General to
examine and scrutiiii.') with him, and
they did it so thoroughly that in one
year they granted only threo patents,
i The very first patent of all was given
to Samuel Hopkins, in 170 0. for peart
ashes. Mr. Jctlerson held that tho
' patent system was not ono for creating
revenue, but for encouraging tho pro
duction of thai which is to be of bene
fit (o the whole people. In the fust
j twelve years a single clerk in the Statu
; IV'partmetit and a few pigeon-holes
; were alt that the business of ihe otlico
jrequi od. Theiialr. Thornton took
charge of it, ami devoted himself to it
, as lo a hobby, Harper's Young Peo-V''-
' Plants ( haiie Their Habits.
Among facts recently placed on rec
ord as showing a tendency in plants
to change their habits, and, consequent,
ly, their characters, and bee nie new
! species, a recent writer states that on
i Mount Poscrl Island one of the wild
knotwoed", or buckwheats, instead of
climbing, sends it branches over like
some raspberries or blackberries, root
ing tit the tips, ami forming new and
i distinct plants in that way. With
such a habit permanently fixed, changes
in other parts would surely follow,
and a new species, as botanists would
be compelled to term it, assuredly
follow. Now York Independent.
A Juvenile Theory.
Mother Why mo you not as polit
and considerate and gontletnaiily as
little Tommy l),dd?
Small Son I guoss may bo ho was
brought up on somo street where tho
other boys was bigger than hint.-