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The Chatham record. (Pittsboro, N.C.) 1878-current, July 13, 1893, Image 1

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ljatl)nm Rffor ii . A . X.o iv i o iv , EDITOR AND ritOriilETOH. HATKS 1 TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION, $1.50 PER" YEAR Strictly In Advance. ADVERTISING One square, one lnscrtion One square, two insertions One square, tnc niouth . 1.60 For Uror advertisements lib?rnl c. n roots will be mule. VOL. XV. PlTTSIK)RO CHATHAM CO., N. 0., JULY 1.!, 18JKJ. ai)c l)oll)am Rtrorii. 3 if flTfraf o no. k;. The Sunllxlif. 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 temples. 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 white. 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 was agreeable." 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 'fell to." 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 caps. 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 church matters. 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 veying nourishment. 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 seasons. 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, was occupied. 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 much. 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 bea rVgrea-c. 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 soon. Z ichary measured his thumbs in silence. 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 throat. "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 lips. '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 lie's WcoUlv. 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 ish Navy. 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 explore himself. 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 unbosomed himself. "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 denomination. 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, Flags everywhere, 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 !'' Youth's (.'oiupanlon. 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 ledger. 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 other. 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 one accord: "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 place. 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 Yolk Press. 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 Electricity Palace. 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 countries. 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. Burning Diamonds. 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 . cler. 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 and brilliancy. 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. 1ILM0H01S. 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 11. 'There is nolhing quiio so intcrerest ing in tho world us other people's ntr.iirs. 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 Wiiter." 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 said. 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 you? 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 i ter." ! 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.- Good New.. v. r

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