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PITTSUOKO', CHATHAM CO., N. C, JULY 20, 181U
The attar of ruses is ipinint and is rare,
It please-, all noses, or ruddy, or fair;
It Is the most refill of scents.
Hut talk as you will, I'll hold to it Mill.
Tho you deem my erroit inn is delist,
There's nothing so sweet as
The wild eliler blossoms
That bloom by the old rail frtice.
The odor of mitk is a scent of old time,
A whiff in the dusk is a theme for a rhyme;
'Tin the perfume uf all niut intense.
Hut a lig for the smell that notion:; rnu
You'd wish it a mile or two hence
If once you hail scented
The wild elder blossom
That bloom by the old rail fence.
A violet scent is a seen! tint is neat,
To line in one's twenties an odor most Min t.
A fragrance quite free from pretence,
lint leave it for maid to bind in their
And give me the rarest of scents.
The breath ..f the blos-anus
The wild elder blossoms
That bloom by the old rail fnice.
Their fragile white grace is iile point de
They drape the wood places with fragarnce
and peace :
A virginu charm they dispense.
Like a lass of si xteen that no lover has seen,
They spell you with bright innocence.
In childhood they won me,
The w ild elder blossom.
That b'noiii by the old nil fence.
,'Siinurl !. Peek, ill New Yolk ludepeud'
TIM. Mill;) UK AN km; l. I. Ml. r.
They uicl in I lie station, it w.l, on'y
by the e ireful disarray of their locks
and their ski tch-books that one could
have told that thry were ait sluJeiil-.
The tall, thin, dark girl she was
probably culled willowy by her fel
lows, mid believed hci olf like one of
lliirnc Jones's women riveted the
one wlih masses of red now called
Titian go'.d hair w it Ii rllu-ioii.
"You dear tiling," she tried, "it
Was so iovely of you to nsk me to go
up to that quaint old place with you,
and so awfully good of you to say
you'd loll Hie all about your engage
ment on the way ! It was such a sur
juisc I You always mid, you know,
that you Mid be wi re 1 1 L thoionghly
good friends! Hit I am just as glad
mid lie's lovely! ISut do tell mo luw
in tho world it ever happened lo
The girl wi h Titian red hair smi e.l
demurely ttnd fastened a slippery hair
pin more securely lis they boarded the
"Yes, 1 know,'1 she ailinillcd. '!
nlwuvs diil say we were jti-t friend-,
and I meant it. lie was just like one
of tho girls, only more useful in the
way of carrying things and searing
oil tramps and cows nud payiuir fares.
Hut people began to talk. You know
how limy always do. 'J he girls smiled
whenever lliey saw us and the gossips
mod to ask mo when it would bo out.
It made mo awfully mail, l'eople are
so tin just I"
'I know it," chimed in the willowy
girl, with a tinge of personal suffer
ing In her voice. "There was Hick
Jones, and you know how the'V talked
until they drove the poor fellow
Well, go on !"
'Yes, dear," hastily began ihe hero
ine, with evident desire not to be
made u listener. "And you tell ine
about Dick afterward,, h. "as this
way. Will asked mo to go down to a
place on Iing Island sketching the
other afternoon. 1 said 1 would.
Well, mamma began in the inorniuo
nud luked mo if I knew what I wa
doing. And I told her that things
had changed since she was a girl, mid
(hat women thought of oilier things
than cither Hil ling or inal rimony, ami
that they could have beautiful, idyllic
friendships with men without tiny
"Then she said 1 1 nit if things lunl
changed men hadn't, and that Will
was certainly in love with me, anil
that if I didn't want him to be 1 bad
better slop going around w ith him.
1 got awfully cross ami win in a pet
feet rago by the lime Will came. Any
one would have been."
t)f courso," murmured the lluinc
Joncs girl, sympathetically.
"Well, 1 didn't have any pocket, so
when we got down there I askeil Will,
as usual, to can y my belongings my
purso and gloves. I was so annoyed
that I couldn't work, and I begun to
get terribly worried when 1 saw Will
looking at me with a straugo sort of
look. I began to tremble. It would
bo so ignominious to have to go home
nud own to my mother that men hadn't
(hanged! 1 felt 1 would hato him if
ho proved me wrong."
"I should think so,'' said her com
"Well, LueUa. that's ju.t what he
did! lie wont and proposed ! And I
vva so angry 1 didn't feel son v toe
way yon Usually do, an I I didn't say
n word about si-irrly f. cling. I
didn't care it snap about hi, bligli'ed
life. 1 on'y knew that he was horrid, j
and I delivered a regular harangue on
the mean way men led ono to belief o
them friends and then spoiled every
thing by revealing their iiiuato selfish-
'Will is fairly quick-tempered. So
he said he would leave mo at once,
that I might devote myself to art, un
hampered. 1 told him to go if he
wished to. And lie went.
"Lnella, I sat there and drew at that
ridiculous oil descried house and
looked at the blue sea and felt how
you couldn't put our trust in any one
for an hour. Then I toro up my
drawing, shook myself out and pre
pared for a tramp ueross tho dusty,
empty road to the Ii tic station. I bud
neither n wa'ch nor :i time-table, and
the uncertainty was vexing. Then
I sud.b'nly remembered 1 1. h : Will had
"My dear, I tore, 1 raced along
over thai hot road. I got to liio sta
tion. Tho ticket-seller's window was
closed! I consulted the framed time
tattles on the wall. Will had caught
the train an hour and twcnly minulcs
before. There was another one to
ward the city in two hours and
thirteen minutes. Meantime not even
a place to send a I.'. O. D. telegram to
my family. Think of it !''
"You poor thing !"
"I sat down an 1 cried. I said if
only Will would come back I would
do anything he wauled. I haled my
self. 1 think that it was after an hour
of that tort of enlivening thing that a
train from the city crawled along.
Tho ticket-master bustled in. And a
m in got out and was flying past me
o.i Iho platform a man with hi, face
horrilli'd and his hair wet and a girl's
pocket-book and gloves in his hand.
And somehow, l.uella, when I Hung
myself at him, laughing and cry ing all
together well, tho only thing lo do
was lo get engaged, wasn't it?''
And Litem agree 1 that that was the
only thing to do. New York World.
The Cat Motor.
'I had a large cork and bung fuc
toiy in (i-and avenue, and I needed
power to run my machinery. You
know, of ionise, that there is an i in
incuse amount of .-.torcd-up electricity
in a i.it. The problem for inventors
has been to invent a way to rMruel it
piotitably. In tho rear of my fac'ory
I constructed u one-sloiy circular
building, soiiio sixty feet in diameter.
On the Moor of this 1 coiled a glass
pipe six inches in diameter. The liist
coil ran mound the outside of the
room, the coils gradually growing
smal ei till the last, in the centre, was
no larger lliau this table. It gavo me
something like it mile of pipe- The
top and sides of this pipe were lined
wiih rather still' hair hritihes, the
hi is loa being u little more than an
inch in length.
"At that lime Milwaukee was over
run with cats. It was impossible lo
slctp nights. I put a notice in the
paper that I would pay 10 cents a
ib Mi for prime cttis, delivered at my
factory. 1 got. sixty doz.Jii the first
day, and stored them in tho bast-incut
of tho pow 'I'-liousc. The motor opor
aicd Ihtls: I'i.ieiug in the outer Cud of
the glass pipe an imitation rat, made
el' rubber and propelled by a small
interior storage battery, 1 would then
adjust a cat immediately behind it.
The rubber rat would slat toll' at a tcr
lilh: rate it was made to go through
Iho mile of tubing in from two to
three minutes and the ca', of course,
followed furiously, thinking lo catch
the supposed animal throughout the
en tiro disiaiiee. ( leiitlemen, it was
exciiing to watch a heallliy, active cut
whip about those spirals, with tin) me
chanical rat about a foot ahead, and
going like a cannon-ball. The cat's
liai K and sides rubbed against the
brushes, and her electricity was thus
extracted. With a storage battery
ami by sending a cat through every
live minutes, 1 generated enough elec
tricity lo operate my entire plant,
light my factory, and sell power to
run iieigliboiiug passengor elevators
and small machinery. It also took
the yowl out of the cut, and grad
ually ll e eily became quiet. At the
end of a week a rat could be caught
and used again." Harper's Weekly.
An lilephanl's (iood Sense.
In India domesticated elephants arc
usually given drink from huge wooden
troughs tilled with well-water by
menus of a pump, and it h commonly
an elephant that li Is this trough.
Kvery morning lie goes regularly lo
his task. While visiting a friend at
his ti n? residence in 1 ndia a corrc
1 oudent of a paper saw a large ele
phant engaged m pumping such a
trough full of water. lie continues :
In passing 1 noticed tint one of Ihe
iii'ii I err-1 rii ii L w bieli smirorteil the
I rough ut either end had rolled from j
it, place, so that the (rough, slill el.- :
v.ited at one cxtirmit'.', would begin '
lo empty itself as soon as Ihe water
reached Iho level of the top at the
other end, which lay on the ground.
I stopped to sec if the elephant would
discover anything wrong. Sion the
water began to run oil' at the ciui
which had losl its support. The ani
mal showed signs of perplexity when
he saw this, but as the end nearest
him lacked much of being lull, ho
continued to pump. Finally, seeing
that the water combined to pass oil,
be left the pump handle and began to
consider the phenomenon, lie seemed
to find it dillieiilt to explain. Three
times ho returned lo his pumping, and
three Mines he examined the trough.
I was an absorbed looker-on, im
patient to see what would be done.
Soon a lively flapping of the cars iinli
caied the daw .ling of light, lie went
and smelled of the tree-trunk, which
had ioIIciI from under I ho trough. I
thought for a moment that he was
going to put ii in its place again. Hut
it was not, as I soon understood, the
cud which ran ever that il is nrbed his
mind, but the end which In: found it
impossible to till, liaising the trough,
which be lb. 'ii allowed to rest for an
instant on one of his huge feet, be
rolled away the second supporting log
with his Irtink, and then set the trough
down, so lhal. it rested at both ends
.on the ground, lie then re uined to
the pump and completed his task.
Our (I'rentesl Cruiser.
( h oi I he deep Water bet ween I'll pe
Ann and ( ape I'orpoise there was a
recent lecord-liroikiug perfurinan. o
that has atiracted the attention of the
A great mass of steel, wcighiii".
bio1' ions, and carrying a powerful
battery of modern rifle", was driven
through I lie sea nt the phenomenally
high rate of I knots an hour. And
this speed was not measured by
patent logs, staiulard-si.ed screws, or
other unreliable factors that are used
abroad, but by bums and vessels
located by Iriauguialinn points ashore.
Americans may therefore feel justly
proud of this achievement, which
gives to them the fa-test armored
cruiser in the world, and places the
I'liited Stales in ihe van nmong the
great navies. This pioduet of Yankee
skill, home-made in every delail, Irom
Irikk to keel- 'ii, merit, more than a
p issing notice.
In Ihe lii'sl place, many comparisons
have been made liciween the New
York and Ihe F.nglish cruisers H'nke
and I'.lenlieim, some claiming that the
lirilish vesels are faster. A careful
investigation of ail i lli. ial data shows
that whatever speed Ihe ltlako ami
lilenheini hay have been designed lo
make, neither of ihem has ever been
credited wi'h '-'I knots. During
March, 1S!U, ihe Illake was Iried over
a measured course. It win intended
liial forced draught should be u.-ed,
but when the blowers were turned on,
the Kngliidiiiiaii's boilers leaked so
bady that the idea had lo be aban
doned. In. lee natural draught,
iherrCore, Hie Illake averaged 1 1 1'
knots for four consecutivo hours, j
The Itlenhcim was also tried during
(he same year, and attained, under
natural draught, -' l knots for eight
cousi ciitivc hoiirs.-ll:irpcr's Weekly.
A Sermon Heard Cor Highly Mile, j
The 1! ev. Heorge N. Howard, !.!., j
of Lowell, whom I lint m Ibis eily the i
other evening, had an unique ex. !
pcrienco two years ago, when he wa
a delegate f rom this State to tint Na
tional t'onvenlioii of the Sons of Vet
erans. New linglaiul sent a huge
delegation to Minneapolis. The dele,
gates traveled in I wo special cars and
made, a very jolly party. Sunday
found the parly on the road, and it
was suggested by some one that i;
would be a proper thing to hold some
kind of a religious service. The mut
ter was brought to Mr. Howard's no
tice, and he immediately approved of
it. An extemporaneous choir was or.
goni.cd, and one of the musicians o(
the paily took his situation tit (ho
piano in one of tho curs. The oecu.
pants of the other e.ir were no.itied ot
what was about to take place, nod by
tlid lime that everything was in readi
ness the car that had been chosen as a
cliiinel was tilled to ihe doors. The
train bauds and even Ihe porters look
their places among tho rest. The
service was an interesting one, and
Mr. Howard pleached an eloquenl scr.
mou. I'ioiii the lime he began to
spenk sill ihe time he had finished the
(rain had made a run (if over eighty
miles. From that day lo the present
Mr. Howard has claimed to be the
only living clergMiiau who ha,
preached a serin. ui that was heard for
eighty miles, and bis friends are fond
of referring to him as the "champion
long- lisinner preni I e, of America."--Ihistou
1 UK WINI'-nlMoM.
The w iiiil hrnoin sweeps so woiiitroiis . lean
Thai when you hear it upon hili
i.) s i.hing by, go isliinx I y,
You may be sure the sky-f. . k mean
To make their homes all f or in ..,
i;:irnisli..., ami gay as guy can be
' mollis, for starry eoinpany.
-;s. Ni.-h. I;.s.
A Mil HI VMKIilt AN la's i.m;.
Iii South America, a buy who wants
to own a pet animal, g. t, a monkey
instead of a dog. Sometime., he ran
buy a monkey already trained, nud it
he can do so he is a very happy boy,
because wild monkeys arc ugly h'.ilo
fellows and it takes a long time to
leach t lie i is how lo live with civilized
people. A Sotilh American boy ha, to
pet a monkey because there are mq
enough dogs in Soirh America. The
dog, that uto found there arc Used
more as beast, of burden, like arctic
dogs, for ifcful purposes, siuh ns
di awing wagons of tigs to market or
bj.e, of cocouimle. Nor :ue lliey
iifli'ctiotiale animals like our dogs.
Hut wilh Ihe 's.uih American boy a
nice tamo monkey with soft fur hair
nnd snapping, blink eyes is very
highly prized, and he becomes allin hrd
to it, just as an Anu'rican boy bee Miies
attached to bis Cd.io or his New
foundland; so he does not feel the
need of a good dog. The I."dgcr.
Tin: i tr.i i;i v r.r.i.i..
I lave you heard of the great Lib
erty Hell which is lo be scut travel
ing round I he win Id, i inging a univer
sal appeal for lib. iiu' It bus been
cast at Troy, N. Y., and in patent is a
duplicate of the old I'iiiladc'phiu ' Lib
erty lloll," which bears the inscription
from Leviticus, 1'rocla'm liberty
through all the land unto a. I the peo
Another insci iplion wh'ch it b-'ar-is
"Glory to iod in Iho Highest and
on conh peace and good-will toward
Hut tho path to liberty and freedom
does not always lie through pence, ami
even while the In'll was being cast a
little band of bravo patriols in Cuba
were raising the glorious 11 ig of Cuba
li ut c !
The lihei ty-loviug Cubans have boon
crushed again and again by their li.irn
pc.tn masters, tho f-piuiaid, but still
lliey rebel at Iho foreign yoke, and
(hero is but little doubt (hut some time
they will win tho freedom for whii h
they have struggled so valiantly. In
tho meantime, however, Spanish war
ships are hurrying lo punish the free
A litllo boy who has a toy "l.iber(
Hell" is in part responsible for the idea
of sending the gnat bell throughout
ihe world, and his little 'mass bell wa,
melted in the crucible, together w ith
many interesting historic d relies of all
kinds, gold, silver, bronze, etc., con
tributed by liberty-loving people in all
paris of our great country, to form
part of tho metal of this wonderful
bell. St. Louis Slur-Sayings.
a cat's I'Al.'l v.
Once Micro was a h :n l cat w hich
bad IWO lilllo black kittens. They
were very, very Mark, and looked so
much alike that their mistress had lo
tie a yellow ribbon around the neck of
one of Ihem so she might tell tin in
apart. The mother cat was very fond
of her babies, h one day she had
to lose ono of I beni, for lur inis
Iress gavo it lo a boy named
Charlie, who carried it homo to live
with lit iii-
"Now.'" said be, "kitty must have
a name," and as it w i, a very small
Kit (en ho gave it a v . long name; he
called it Tommy Tidd.y winks.
Well, Tommy T.ddly winks grew
and grew, and went out lo play w ith
(ho other cat. Hut one day poor
T.iiuuiv got sick, and he grew sicker
and ficker. Then his party happened
in this way.
Charlie was sorry to see poor Tom
Tiddly winks so sick, and he said he
must have some medicine. Now ihe
cat's medicine is catnip, and I hey all
like it, too. S. one day Charlie's
sister put some catnip out in the yard
for Tommy lo eat, when what do you
suppose happened !
Why, le fore Tom bad a chance to
eat any of it Chanie saw n gray ral
coining over Iho fence. Then he saw
a black and white cut coming into the
yard with her two black and whi c
kittens; Mien a striped cat came craw I
ing under another femv; and then
another and still another came, until
there were nino rat, all aficr Tom -Tiddly
wink," catnip. They had
smelled it a long way ot), and as lliey
all lived in t'io city, wher e it doe, not
grow, they came to get some of
Tom's, and so gave him a surprise
paily. After the paity Tommy Tid
dlywinks got well. Little Men and
V DIAMOND EXHIBIT.
A South African Industry Shown
at the Fair.
A Practical Illustration of Min
ing by Zulus.
The exhibit of the diamond indus
try of Cape Colony U the attraction
that draw, more sight-seers than any
o'her in the Mines Huiidiiig.
Tne exhibit i, ono of great interest,
in that tin! entire process of getting
diamond, is shown. First, there is
shown pictures of ihe mines and the
methods of getting out tho "blue
(,'irth'' or the diatnondifcrotis soil.
Then begins the practical part of the
show, 'i he machines for disintegrat
ing the reek and dirt, washing it and
getting the dirt away from the stones
is shown, and (he big machines ni'j
run by Z. litis. The.o savages arc
dressed in idiort trousers only. They
refuse to wear anything else, and tin
iler these they have their native trou
sers if such Miey can be called.
The melho.l of cleaving the di -liuuids
lo prepare them for rutting is
shown by skilled workmen, and then
Hie diamond, are polished after being
cut. All the processes aie carried on
in fil l view of the audience.
Ilig Jim is the chief Zulu gard. He
is a petty ehicfluiii, and was in the
late Zulu war, and has many a man to
hi, credit on the death roll. lb'
stands at Iho main gate armed with a
War club wilh a big ivory head on it,
and, it i, siiid, would not hesitate to
brain a man caught entering the place at
night. .Inn weighs ;it pounds, and is
over six foci tall.
Yesterday there wen; nearly two
dozen diamond, found in the dirt ilia'
was worked. Most of ihem were
about one carat in weight, hut one
weighed four carats and was pure
while. It is worth in the romrh abou1
.'."). The exhibitors have l i'H bajs
of dirt here to handle. The capacity
of the machine on exhibition is about
ten bag, a day.
In the front part of the show Micro
aro rough diamonds shown to the
value of S7oO,i.iO'. They aie under a
strong guard. Tho Tlllany dhnoud
cutters arc at work. In this country
the workmen do even bolter woik than
i, done in Ain-tcidam. Thoy cut for
brilliancy, and in the old count ry M.ey
cut losave weight. S. inet imes Ainei i
caii diamond cutlers recti! Amsterdam
stones, and the result is almost always
a gain in value of the sione.
The Kimbcrly and lei!eer mines
arc ihe principal ones in Cape C.ilony
and Ihe "input of diamonds is limi e I
by the companies to prevent falling in
value. The output t rom Cape Colony
in 18isi Wiis 1" I, ITL-i-. The output
for IXH was about the same. The
native, do most of the work, about
ten of tlieiu being employed lo one
white man. 'I hey have lo bo watched
and guarded like convicts, for Ihey
will stoal l.k-i kl. p omaiiiacs. Tory
will swallow them, and ib tricks ilial
wou'd as(oui-h a magician. They gel
good pay, however, but aie Walcl.ul
every luiiilt'e. Should one be found
trying lo steal into forbid leu ground
he would be shot iiisiautly. The
mines are guarded all Ihe lime. Chi-
c igo lutcr-t l.'cun.
Heath from I right.
"1 have interested myself soiuewhit
in looking up tiiiu-ual eiuses of
death," said Dr. li der, "and have met
several well-authentic tied instances
where fright was Ihe cause. The
Luglish Surgeon-) iencral l'raucis leils
of a di iiiiiuier in India across w hose
legs a hai lilies, li aid crawled while
he was half asleep, lie was suro Mint
a cobra had bitten him, and it was too
much for his nerves ami ho died.
"Frederick L of Prussia was killed
by fear. His wife was insane, and
one day she escaped from her keeper
and, dabbling her clothes in bl nd,
rushed upon her husband while he was
dozing in his chair. King I'redeii.k
imagined her to be the while dv
w hose ghost w as believed lo iuv.n iably
appear whenever Hie death (if a
member of the royal family was io
occur, and he was throw u into a fever
ami died in six weeks.
"Hut pci haps Ihe most rcniui kuhlc
den h from fear waslhatof the Dutch
painter, Pciitnian, who lived in the
seventeenth reniury. Ono day h,
went into a room fuil of anatomical
snbjeets o sketch some death heads
and skeletons for a picture he intended
to paint. The weather wa, very
sultry, and while sketching, he fell
asleep, lie was aroucd by bones
diMiciiig around him. and the skeletons
suspended from the iciling (lashed
"hi a lit of horror he threw himself
out of the window, and, though he
sustained no ht'iou, injury and was
informed that a slight earthquake had
caused the commotion among his
ghostly surroundings, be died in a few
days in nervous tremor. I could cilo
many other cases where Ihe shock to
Ihe nervous system, which wo know a,
f right, has produced death." Wash
A Flower Carnival nt Santa Itarhara.
The "Hat tic of Flowers'' took place
on Wednesday, and w ith the morning
sun the w hole city was alive. Hun
dreds of Hags roso gayly in the air,
an I all the shops along the principal
siren and the course of the procession
were ablaze with bunting. Flowers
every where were displayed with lavi-h
hand, on store fronts, in windows,
from halconiis, until the merry street
was fairly a lilting courso for the
goddes, Flora nnd her exquisite rc-
j i i is no.
; At half after ono in tho uf rrno.in
J the proce-sioii formed itself at the
! lower end of State slice', and the
' flow cr-burdeiied floats, carls, car
I riages, phaetons, horses, bicycle1", of
J every -ort and description, were met
I by ihe grand marshal and his aids, as
soi led properly and classili ;d. llvcry
body J'elt transported to some un
known wonderlund by Ihe fairy cre
ations that passed and repassed be
fore him. It might have been a mid"
.uiiiiii ,r night's dre mi or a scene from
t!.e Atabian Nights and both parallel's
and on-looker, were delightfully mys"
(.real floral shells, floral baskets,
; I! mi in chariots, Malay boats, hay
j carts from Ihe plains of Arcady, and
a hundred other exquisite fantasies
followed in Lima's train. Ureal taste
was displayed everywhere in the
adornment of the iI U'mciii equipages,
any of which would have been worth
a small fortune in the Last at tin; nunc
time of year. At the head of the
great pageant rode the goddess 'Flora
and lur attending nymph'.
t iood tasto was also shown by the
comtuhtcc in choosing a sweet little
girl, only three years old, to do the
honors of ihe limbless of Fiowcr.
!ie was accompanied by six lil'le
maids, a'l about of an age, who,
w.e.ithcd in flowers and robed appro
priately, sat in great high-backed
shells surrounding the goddess.
Harper's I! izar.
A .Monster Salmon.
A royal chiuook salmon, weighing
eighty-two pounds, wa, received by
I'n'-idciit Myers of ihe World's l air
Commis-ion reeently from a linn of
Columbia 1! ver eanncrymcn. The
big fish, which is said lo be the hug.
es and finest specimen of its kind ever
seen, Was taken from the Columbia
i l.'iver near ( ).ik Point by Henry
. Fri-ehkorn. It is four and a half feet
in length and measures forly inches
j in circumference. Tim monster was
j at unco shipped to Smith A: I.ovell of
j Oregon City, who have o lb red to
i free. all li-h for Ihe Win-Id's Fair
free of ehaige. To ouci.se this salmon
I it will lake a solid block of ico six
I feel in length, thirty inches in width,
; and l wont y-f.nir inches in lliiekne-s.
I'.y a slow freezing process the ice
will he kept clear as crystal, and w hen
' i lie li-h is ic.idy for shipment it will
; appear as fresh and beautiful in form
and color as when taken from the cold
waters of the Columbia. While on iis
j j 'lirney to Chicago ihe big block of
j ice will bo encased in an air-t'ght
j box and caieful.y p icked in a freezing
! mixture. The express charges will
j be in execs, of siio unless Hie
road, are wiling lo give reduced
ra'es. It is safe to say :i more unique
exhibit, in the Fisheries Department
tit least, wid not he found in (ho
whole of the "While City," Por..
j laud )regoniau.
ti.'iierul Meade's I'ainily llisi ipline.
I "(i.Mieral Meade wi, ab.vj a, I
I thing, a disciplin ii iiin," said an ex-
colonel of volunteer at the Lhiiiit
jllou-e. "(hi one occasion a nephew
of his was appointed on his stall'. )uly
a day or two aficrwir l it happened
that Meade was passing by the tent
j o c ipied by the young in .t ii. Tne
alter standing at the entrance, s ilul ;d
and said politely :
" 'How d'ye do, I n le I i m) -go?"
The latter tune' I sharply mi his
heel and icplicd :
'Sr, I'd hive you tikunv I'm
not I'ucle Ceorge. I am (i uieral
li. orge (i. Meade, c inm ind.ng the
Army of the Potomac, sir!'
" hen Mcid i is ;ii , st Point
some of his fellow c i let, u e I lo j ike
him about the s'ze of hi, nos, w hich
iv islarg.!. 1L; took it all very g o.
huiiioied v. replying!!- h t ik!ic I llu
organ on one side:
" diig nose, great soldier'!"
The total recorded immigration lo
this country is 1 I .;:;, almost as
many as the entii e lopuhition of
dune's blushing buds mid hluuinlng roses
Weave their spell.
And modest wild-llowiTs sweetly blossom
In wood and dell.
The sn in hot wind is sdtlv sighing
lis gentle !as.
And song-birds gaily tune their voces
In notes c! praise.
The c iitle charm of summer lingers
On mount and plain,
The ripplini: brook- and streamlets murmur
Tin ii low refrain ;
The perfumed clover wave., Its Mowers
In Ihe bn i .
And inii-ic tloats a ng Ihe foii sl's
Itut, all, with all its i 1 1 1 1 u l e nity,
ll brines no mi. re
the brightness if the ilas licit vanished.
'J'iie .lays of yore !
;id. unixous hearts turn fr un itsg'ory
In grief and p lin .
Tin summers . ui. gil ls all ton brightly
'l lu- battle-plain.
Lye- have grow u dim thai on. wi re -hinini!
With joy's pure liirl.t :
lb .pes that oi,ee beanie I upon life's pa! liway
1 1 iivr set in night.
Ye bring. It: Lht summer, u iih your heiuly,
I .sorrow nud can :
Ye riiimot give us back our treasures.
The brave tho fair.
- Sew York LH-.-er .
Ill MOKOl S.
The woik of a chef in u big hotel
necessarily covers a wide range.
Tree, have about as hai d a lime as
the rest of us, for their trunks, are
often se'z.'d for board.
"Why do I hey call it 'the leading
ii;:igi, ,'uc?' "B 'eau-'! ii'r. published
six day, ahead of the others."
"She's engaged lo him, i-n'l she?''
"No; she doim't put it in Mint way.
Si.c snys 1 e'.s one of her gentlemen in
'What makes wiggius sii-h an un.
conn i nab. e liar? ' "Stinginess. lie
ha, as many facts :i- anybody, but be
hates to give them ;i."
Although the carpenter is not a
s'right'Of-haiid perform"!', nor does
be possess any supernatural powers,
still ho knows how to make a plunk
Aire cm. s lo evi ry man,' but fate
Is kin.l lo noinan lair,
I'..r when she reaches I went j -i-ih!
She slop- right th.-u an I C. . ."
When a man considers how easy
ll is lo lend mo iey, ho cannot help
woudrrii g somriiies that he finds it
so hard to get any I o ly else lo lend it
".I dniliv," said a phivma'C to Iho
boy who Is always lo-ing things, "is
that watch your laihec gave you go
ing ye ?' -No, " replied Jemmy, rue
fully, "h's gone."
Small P. iv ( eadiug in a tramp)
Oil, mamma, this poor old gentleman
says lie hasn't had a thing lo eat for
eight i iliis, so I've invited him
home to lunch w iih us.
"What was it that c.ui-cd you to
break your engagement to Tom?''
"Oh, one niglil be began speaking
teiioiisly (if getting iniiiiied, and I
thought he was going a liulc bit too
A private soldier, vv.ilkiig ariu-iu-iii
in vvidi his ,we "(heart, met hi,
seigea.nt when he was about lo enter a
cheap restaurant, lie rcspictf ully in
troduced l.er (o him: "Seig.'anl, my
sister!" "Yrs, vis," w is (he reply. "I
know; she was n.ine once."
Hamilton's Thirteen Trees.
It is an odd fact ( ia( Iho thirteen
tree, which Alexander llumilioii
plained i. ear his country house, iho
lii.inge, to symboliz; the original
Stales of the l uion, and which inn
s ill Handing near the old manor liou-e
on Convent avenue, hot wren 1 I'Jd and
111! I streets, have kept pace with the
growth of the Stales which they rep
resent, lor instance, New Yoik
S ale is represented by the large,)
lice, standing in the centre of the
group. Close to n stand, the next
largest, rcpieseniing the State of Penn
sylvania, llliodo Island is represented
by the smallest lire, whirli is n niero
baby by l he sid of iho others, and
the crooked tree is c ailed South Caro
lina. It has I ikeu a i abrupt turn and
grown pel ceptibly out of ihe grow;
then it turned again j isi as suddenly,
and grew up straight. Sou h Carolina
was ihe lirsl State to secede Irmn iho
l uion. Since peace has been restored,
however, sue hns been one of the most
thrifty and flourishing of Mic Sout ti
er n States. Tho bou-o is now ueiit
aS.iiiday--eho.il room. It wa, Hamil
ton's residence at tho time of bis duel
wiih Aaron Purr in Wccbawkeii in
KSOL New York U'cordcr.
Siiinelliln ; Substantial.
"There i, one thing I will say uboti
Cholly." said Mi-s t.iggler.
"What is thai? ' asked Miss (iu-li.
"You never have any difficulty ill
netting bis car." New Yoik Pre.