North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
QUjc Cljalljam Record
II. .A. LOIVDOJN,
EDITOR AXD fROPIUETOU.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION,
One square, one inaertion
Odc square, two insertion! -One
square, cue month -
$1.50 PER YEAR
Strictly in Advance.
For larger advertisements liberal ccn
racts will bo made.
PITTSBURG1, CHATHAM CO., N. C JULY 27, 18M.
m .n i i
if w V V vV
Day of Days.
Oil" tiny of days my l"vr nnn.
Ami Hps nnd li.?-k wr" nil nllnm"
With maiden I'lushe. 'neii'h hNeyos;
Lev? nnuwurl'ic .iv In sweet t-litv,
Thnt ii:iy of days"
Tlinn dins of tlnvs, ii little h"n 1
Wi mvtl'.'d In his era die-bed ;
Bowing above, we wondered why
Bii"li ny was glvon to yon ami I,
Cil'i'l ltiy of tlnys !
Ere ni'inv days of days. "r girls
Worn l"vr's kimt' among their 1 1 r I j
Our hns find grown ( stalwart mna;
And ! Nlni. wir 'in"" npt'iin,
rjml ilny of days!
Now, day of dnys, w1 nit ln'slilo
Just you Mini 1 the fireside.
FlfHse find ! mny there be always two ,
Von, ilonr, for m. nml I, fur you,
Kicli ilny of days!
When day "f days, H slloiiet. (loop,
O'er tin'd oyoa d"lli gently -rep ;
"i'"g"trnr." mny the children sir,
'Tattler nnd mother wilt away,"
(tod's ilny of days.
- f All-" II. Hi-h. in Friiii',- I.-slitVa.
A KITCHEN .ROMANCE.
Delia wis sitting in Ii m rooking chair
5n h corner nf th ' kiti'lvn, reading
aloud In fli ntli'-r iivi Kill". Maggi"
was mending n !. king. nu1 Bridget
was milking n dross .ml nf n piece nf
calico which Mr-. Hnudo Int'I given
her. Ii'lin lml found "Sir Charles
Grandison" in t lit ui-so id her flour
ing up, mid it nma.ed the two older
f ills to hnr her excited intonations
find ni'irvt-lloiis prniii!iointi"ns, as it
would have nmnxed Mr. Richardson
hi ill so If. llolin hk it nii'o looking
pill, mid sh i was intelligent ; lior
choice nl books being, ns wo hnve seen,
faultless. Tli" id Iiit iils were nli I'-i-and
stmift-i, lmt they lind md outgrown
their taste fur romance, mid th-y
listened In iiv-ly In what they could un
derstand. A lllllk sll'l'lnW Millllt'd 111 tilt" win
(li'iv. 1 :din id'iiwd i'--iiilin Inn
tuniiKli tn -nv :
'ItV I'lilv I'lnl ('iiiwlcv; in-vor
tniud him, nnd th"ii i timiod. Mr.
Crowley hnw Ihil Ii" n. di-i-ovoioil
oud fut-rinir th' kitcli-n. t"nk n ohnir
with a ii ' I rocig'iitii.ii tn Inn throo
hniteH-iH, wliiln l.din m ill mi. "And
thnt will tin fur tn nkdii," .dio Hind, nt
liiit, putting th-Imnk dnwn witlitli"
consciniiHii".-'! th il lu-r nmlitniri wmild
like to lifir nmro, lmt NtnppiiiK -rnimt!
widl, lioi-niis" hIio jilcimed.
Ilflm wn nn iiiiti'i'i i t.
Yon ihikIiI li'ivo cspocti'd th" vimlm
t" lirgin ii rnnv-iHiitinii, lmt im. I'lnl
Crnwlov lonkoil nt lii'lm in im ndinii
ing wiiy, lmt ii vol ii)"ii"d hit mmith.
MugKi"' ""'"i i-iit nil' tn bod, but
lelin pi'iKMHili d Hridnot In stay.
Sn Brid-ot Kul nt h'T wnrk, rouiiiK
floppior nnd hloopior, nnd lln-ii' wim n
pmiKf fnr n whilo. I'iniilly I'hil Kp"k,.
in nn oiirni'ft wliispi-r, nniny I'nrwurd
and looking Imrd Mt llolin.
"I eniiio up 1 1 n i lit I '! j. Viimko-
Woll. 'I'liilMi- I I'linldll't liolp It, im I
piitrht n well toll ye nil nlimit it. Sine
I enn't Hloop n' nights fm- thinkin' nf
Jj-c, uu I think inuro nf yo tlinu nil
Ihr wmld nn'- nn' d'vo think yj can
fever I'liro 11 bit I'm- mo, llolin?"
Diliu liinkt'd ijnii'ltly rmiiid nt
j3iidK'-, wim uns dnzinx uvcr Jit
pork, nnd thou nid :
"Aw, Phil, innn, wlmfn t'"t intn yo?
; don't wimt tn unirty nny nno, nn' I'm
me it's lmt ymi thnt I'd tnko if I win
to clmnfio. Snro ye must u' boon mit
p' your hi-nd whou yo hiiid thnt. Inn't
try ri'inniiticixiu', for ymi dmit imdor
Mnnd it. Vou'i-o nff? Well, (nod
bipht to ye !"
I'hil WHKiilrondy nt the dnnr. "(inml
yight, Pelin," snid he. "I wish ye n
leasnnlol' nitihl, nn' n bettor uleep tlinu
I'll have, bud lifk tnuie!" Then ho
turned nnd went nwny. Pdin xnt down
ajiniii nnl thought nwhile, then nhe
f"iie. "1'oine on, Hridiiet, it's bed
lime," Hiiid she nnd Hie twn went up
The next evening I 'elm and Phil wore
to hnve pmie to n dniiee pivon by the
SVentminster Hunt Club. As nip lit ennie
Oil, Delia wnlldeled whether her eHOnit
trtould ninko his nppenrnnee. In the ll
E '"clock mail she received the fnl..winp
MlSd Mrf'iOStfiLF. - I enn't tnkc ymi
(jo the Ball tcliite, us I hnve Miiutliiu
flse nn Hand. As you Won tint very
glad to hch lne Inst niplit, iniiyby you
don't enre. 1'. Chowi.ev.
Dcliu studied over this n pnnd while.
t took her a lout? time to innsti-r the
spelling, for though her nnn wns ee
Centrie, it waa very different from
rhil'H. The liii.'iiliiug, too, puzled
Jici-. One thing wan certain, it was
loot polite. Miss Metiniiigle, indeed !
Bonicthing else on hand! Well, Mr.
Fhil should see thnt nho could get on
Hhe knew a girl in the next hmise,
f(ho was gnin to a bull, nnd some
Hourn after reeeivinn; I'hil'n letter she
palled on thin friend and they went
(''gether. They were a little hi'.-., co
littt tbo bnll was nlrendy begun ; aud
oh, Hhiiineful - there wnH I'hil danc
ing iiiouiid in the hnppiest way with a
little girl with red linir. He did lmt
tnke any tmt ice of Delia when idioennio
into the hull, ntd she pretended not to
look nt him.
Delia wim r, fninrite, ami plenty of
young men dnneed with her, but I'hil
was not one of th"in. As to the little
girl with the led hair, he danced with
her a great many times. Everyone
snug her pruisca, except Delia, who
whs nimble tn aeu anything nttriietive
After th' dancing had gone on for
several hours, i'hil nteppod up nnd
asked for a dnnee. lie wim a good
ilnneer, but Doha Raid she had a liend
nehe, and then danced with th'! next
man who nsk"d her. She waa vexed
that I'hil bad not asked her before nnd
she wanted to punish him. Hut I'lnl
would not bo punished. He danced
and laughed in a very lively way,
especially with hia little rod-haired
friend, Miss Kullivnii of Dublin, who
was certainly the belle of the evening.
Delia went linni" early with the girl
who hud emn" with her. Sue was
exhausted mid cross. She went In bod
excit-d nnd tired, nml mi" may imagine,
without bciiiif certain, thnt Miss Snlli
Min, nf Dublin, played a crilwidf fable
part in her iln ams.
Three days wont by in which Delia
'iw no mole of Thil. On th morn
ing nf the fourth sh;-- nw.-kt) with a
headache ; hut rose early and went to
church, a she did everv day, coming
h-une to dn her morning tasks. After
I breakfast, when Mrs. lbnelnl was giv
j ing her orders to Bridget. Delia hup
I pound In Ii.' don n.-d'iii Mucking Mr.
I.iUI'I.'I'h b"ots. She einne into th"
I kitchen ns Mrs. luiinbd was spnking.
"So I think wo must have a man to
ti the fin nnee. It is ton much fnr ymi
and Moggie. D" ymi know of any
oil" wlmm wo could hnve, BiidgetV
Oil, Delia, don t von Mimv nf nnv
Delia rell-cfcil. " I'lfio's a poison
I kiinw,"sho Paid, "who's an hmiost,
Htraigh'"rwai-d sort n' num. He's n
little stupid, but I think he'd dn it
well, ina'ain. Ml tell him, if ye say
so. ii ud he'll lie up tn il"iri V."
"Mut him- i" you know that lo'll
cmiieV" iiiipiii-ed Mrs. Handi'l. "I
cm n only afford I" give him .?J n week."
"Oh, he'll conic, mii'iim," snid Delia.
When her work was done sh" sat down
and wrote as .ollnus :
"Dkmi Pun, Ymi was kinder im
polite in ymir last, but 1 thought Id.,
fin-give you just once. Mrs. Han
d'd WMi-nts n Mini tn Fix the feruiaa, 2
ilnls a Week. Dn you warut the job?
Vnll come Up here twice ii day.
"( 'iiwdially yours,
Delia always omitted her olmoxous
Hi'i-oliil mime in hiT eoricssniiilein'e.
The ii.. xt ilny slii' received ll Imlc
from Phil :
Di:au Dki.u (if youl cvr the fa-
milyarity) - My businessis nnw chaugi d
from 'ld Jnbs tn (iroei l ies nnd pm
visimis, OS:t Mnrkel St. All i.iiIoih
fri'in Mrs. . promptly attended to.
No tune for I'ernisses. Saw Miss Sul
livau of Dublin to-day. She sends
love. Never felt so well in my life.
Your obt servt.
P. ('now i.k.j .
tears were in Delia's eves when
sh" told Mrs. I In mli l that the mini
whom she had proposed as a funi'ice
fixer would lmt cfme. She was ton
angry I" recommend Phil's grnceries
As the twilight of that day came on,
Delia sat at Hie kitchen window, sew
ing. She was putting on n button fr
.lack Haii'lnl, while he looked up.
This was just the time of day that Phil
("row ley used to drop iu ; but he had
not appeared since the night before the
ball. "1 don't care ; I hope he won't
come," said Delia tn herself; nnd In r
ees, which were not quite dry.Hlmwed
how little she did care. Bridget
came in, and .lack asked fnr a piece of
"Oh, I wish ye was married!" said
Bridget. She did imt mean that .lack
had arrived at a suitable age fur nmtri
iimny, but only that she wished him
somewhere else. Before long fhe
yielded to hia persuasive powers, ard
he departed with hia button seeurely
fasteiied mi and his gingerbread in his
Deiia looked up from her work, and
out of the window. She could nee
down n narrow alb" to where it joined
a larger nnp, and thus she could, ns it
were, take an inMaiitaucoua photo
graph of every one who passed along
the main alley. She heard foolrdcpn;
two figures pushed. They worn Phil
nnd Miss Sullivan of Dublin. His nrm
was round her waist. Delia did not
Hhriek. a O.'tresseH do, when their
lovers desert them. She only left the
kitchen and went up to her own romn.
It vyjs more thttii a week before Phil
camu to call again. Delia had been
Hchcciing herself to the proper cold,
iicsn of manner every evening thnt he
did not nppcnr ; ami now, whgu he
really did come, f.he felt disposed to
melt. However, she nerved herself to
the cnooiniler, her little heart, I don't
doubt, thumping uncomfortably as kIio
entered the kitchen.
"(lood evening, Delia," wiid I'hil.
"(i(nn evening," mi id Delia. "1
hope you've enjoyed the last week and
a half." She stopped nnd bit her lip.
Neither npoko again till Bridget had
gone out to -,-n to tho furnace. Then
Delia took a little package from her
pocket. "I've got sumo things fni
ymi, Phil," she said, her sternness ol
manner having entirely ilisapiearod.
"I thought ye might want 'cm back,
now ye don't come here no more."
Her eyes began to glisten.
"There's those letters ye wrote from
Narrngansolt last summer when ye was
ilrivin' the hack, and here'a tho bangle
and the ear-rings ye gave me last year."
Hero she trembled I'm- ii moment be
fore her Inst effort. "I thought Miss
Sullivan of Dublin might like 'em, a
poor girl like me's not lit for 'em : an'
- an' I hope you an' Miss Sullivan
will be htippy-an' an' " here poor
Delia broke down and began to cry.
Phil came up and took her hand.
"Why Delia, child, d'ye care for me a
little bit, thin? T hadn't no idea of
it." Ho wni going to put his arm
rmiiid her, but she withdrew.
"No! Ye ninsn't," sh" said, lurking
at him with gleaming eyes. "She
wouldn't like it."
"Delia," says Phil, "just listen to
me. " Then he goes up and whispers
in her ear :
"Nclli" Sullivan's my half-sister."
Poor Delia is perfectly nghnst. "Oh,
Phil. Phil," hhe snys, "nn I'vo gon
an' shown ye that I don't quite hate ye
"Yea, mo little girl," unys Phil, "an'
I shii'n't I'm get it imw I knows it; but
yo can't think tho tui tliousandth pnit
, n' me that I do n' ymi. "
Then, with the ( loqiu lice which
! Ion aeterizi s his nice, ho went on :
, "An' I piay the Almighty God nn' all
' the blessed smuts ye may niver suffi r
lik- I did fm- the next twenty-lour
houra niter yo wnt me away."
"Twinty fmir hours?" (-aid Delia,
i "Why twinty four houra niter thnt
i wan the night o' the party. Why
j wasn't ye unhappy thin? Sure, I wns
! cross enough t" ye. "
j "Ah, yo sweet thing, don't ye "
j that tlint'a how I begun to think yo
might care just a bit for mo niter all?''
I says Phil. "An' now good by, Delia,
. an" before long I II hope to see ye Mls-
"Fine groceries an' provisions," snvs
Delia. "Well, Phil, I guess I'd b-'lt- r
yes, if it's only to change my name. -
The Hatching of Butterfly Hi noil-.
it would be iliflicult to picture a more
elegant or more interesting sight than
the hatching; of the butterfly broods iu
tin- "Insect House" during the paid lew
dayiiof almost summer heat. The glass
cases, tilled w ith damp moss and earth,
and adorned with portions of trcn
trunks or plants nuitcd to the habits of
the moths, are peopled by these exquis
ite and delicate creatures, ns one niter
another separates, itself from the chrya
idjs ense in v. hieh it has been slei ping
all the winter and, fluttering upward
with weak mid uncertain movements,
exposes its full beauties to th" light.
Tho wings id the largest kind, such as
the great orniige brown "Atlas" moth,
lire ns wide as those of n missel -thrush ;
and the great size of this and othe spe
cies increases th" nt range likeness to
bird forms which is so marked even iu
the smaller l'ngli.di hawk -moths. Tho
giant moths of the tropica, unlike the
l est of the insect world, have- faces and
features not devoid of expression.
Si 'ine resemble birds, others cats. Some
are covered with long, snft plumage
like the feathers of the marabout or the
plumes of awaiia. Other are wrapped
in a silky mantle like an Angum kitten,
nr clothed in ermine and sables. Tho
depth and Hiiftnesn of these downy
mantles make the impulse to stroke
them suggest itself nt once yet, when
the head keeper lifts them from tho
branch on which they rest, nsa falconer
lifts hia hawk, the foiling that they nrn
neither motha nor animals, but long
winged birds ia equally irresistible..-
Chinese Lave n Fish IMel.
The waters of China nbouud in fish,
and it is estimated by high authority
that one tenth of the people of thnt
empire derive their food from the
wider. Tho coasts are crowded with
enterprising and industrious fishermen,
nnd besido the net and the hook a
grent number of ingenious expedients
are used to enpturo the fish. In the
eastern provinces corinorimts are
trained in great numbers to cntch fish,
which they bring to their master, who
sitB iu a boat from which ho wntehes nt
tho same time fifteen or twenty of tho
birds. Chicago Herald.
CiMLIMlr'YS COI.l MN.
J.ittl" Maid Jliirinii.
Whsiv with I'lnv,
Crept "0 t" r. si "ii
The n"Wly ni'ovn l"-;.
A morjiliiw lnHi llyim;
A-r.'ss th" l ln" -l-v,
t nine in'iio'i I" siiia h !
A Mveol Inlliil'V.
A ho" from Hi- .1 v..?,
Who rum" .ii.dn iiiir,
I l"W .'loS'-l t" W-llr.p"r
lirenin lh"iiL'li-: in I" i "Mr.
Maid Mni inii tl-pl whil"
The ftilti; ill lo.io" mU.'d !r'r.
Ai.-I ho. .li-l i..l ft ,t .,!..
Till n I'iill"il1v kis"d In -.
pl'ii I, Htl" I'.'lli"
now rnr. osni'cu wov thi: vii Toiir.
Ostiieh featho's me be 'ulilullv em
ly, as yon know. V'm have, im dniibl,
worn them upon yur huts nnd raps
many n time, and you know that tln ie
it no feitllier to be found which is nnv
pii-ttier than the curly ostrich -tip. But
ostrich fentbeiH are led always iiiilv,
so th" bird legends say. One n on a
time th" o-triih had linth'is in
straight a, ehii-lieii-f'tathei t, nnd in
llinse days III" poor -of I I' I) win: fill'
from being eiilmr a pntl v m a nun h-MUight-alt'
I bird. In fact, h ' was sn
Imiii' lv that all th" animal-: mad" tun
nf him. an I oft.-n the wiet dnd bird
would run away n- fa-t a his ),,i,g 1 ui
would tak- him to got out of th- way
of th'ise wni win, were imiking fun id
One dr'v to rn'i-t the Htni-y-- a great
proud pciiinilt came strutting nlong
ami Hin-ead hi. gn nt tail like a big Ian,
right in front of th v t of a big os
trich who l'"')'i'n"d tn 1". walking that
"Juf b-ht'ld my tall ft-atheis.
Brother trich," sai l the peaci'ik.
nnd i"o if they are md beautiful.
Uh. how ju-oiid you would bo if just
one feather in your tail were as luitu
tiful ns mine
Th" poor ostrich bow'-d his Jioad
nntl said nothing frit the lniry queen
of th" niiimiils. wh" was near by in
the foim of n k"i'"o-biid, broke mn
nt tho limbs from off n gf iit tie and
touched th" oMrn-li w ili it unfl each
nf his feathers i-ui lod up like a beauti
ful little fern trond. nd so th..
ostritdi eani" to have curly fealheiv.
I New York Li dger.
nr. i i m toh.
Tit, Tat and '!'. Iit.d with tlmr
nioth"!- iu a siiuill lion Mt '. Ib'ii
would cluck, cluck, and th- three little
chickens would inn into their house
with her. Then tin d would l
closed so nothing could harm lln ni.
tit. Tat mid Toe who all pretty little
fluffy things at first. ! and by th"
chickens lost all lin n- feathers; tin n
l iigh, coarse ft at hers began to gl ow
mi their naked bill' bodie.-.
Tit and Tal soon ere met l. com l ed,
and looked a good l al like tin u'
tiler. Hut Toe wns very thill and the
feathers wiTe slow in growing. Only
a few sprouted upon her wings.
Mrs. Hen was worried about it.
"Poor little Toe," sh" said, "I inn
afraid you will be blistered by flu
She tried t" keep lit r in the t-hnde,
but Toe wniit.-d to catch bug; and
gr isi-hoppors as wi ll as Tit and Tut.
One day Mi t. Ib u walked along in
front of the h"U".- when- lh ' people
lived. Tit. Tat and Too followed her.
Sh" wanted to s-" it the two little
girls who were pining with paper
dolls out on the liouf jiorch wouhln't
not ice Toe. J-'thel and Bis -ie admiit d
Tit and Tat.
"But see the poor lilt!" nak-d
Chicken, ' said Kthel.
"Ves," h;i i'l Bessie. "I think t
ought t" make a di'-ss for it."
Mamma thought it would be n good
plan. to... She looked nt r Toe
carefully, to be sure of In r sio. Tie n
she cut mit a pretty little chiekt'ii
frock "I blight turkey rod, and I Mit It
nnd lies-1" soon finished it.
YVIe n tin y ti iod tn catch Toe ,m l
put on the now dresi; Tit ami Tat ran
away. Mrs. H"ii herself was afraid
she had done wrong in bringing lit i
children mutid to the people's hmt:,o
But iTthel and Ft ssi. put To. 's b-g.
into tin in mind"", then th' V la .t' iio l
the little flock loosely over Toe's back
and Toe walked off ill h'T blight led
"Clu.'k, cluck !" Hiiid Mrs. Hen, call
ing Tit and Tat to come and look at
Toe; "cluck, cluck! gnls are some
use, after all." Little M. n mid Wo
men. X Wny Out of It.
Fieddy Mainnia, may I go mil nmi
Maintain Not now, dear; il m rain
ing so hard that your clothes would hi
Freddy--Can't I go out it I put on
my bathing suit?-- Puck.
lUX.WA FLO UK.
Manufacture of Meal From Tropi
cal trim. j
An Acre of Bananas Will Furnish
I'll" manufacture of Hour from bn
lti'iins is a growing industry in Central
America. Before it is ripe, snys the
Washington Star, th" liuit is cut,
sliced and dried in the ami. However,
n prelernble method is to do the dry
ing iu an oven, because the ipuilily of
th" product depends mainly on Hi"
iitiickiicss of this process. The slices
in iisely ground and silted, form-
ing a sorf of larinn. The dried slices'
no hard, brittle nnd of a homy iq-
peaiaueo. The meal nbt'iiii.-d from
them in the manner described is white
nnd sweet, with ii smell like now-mown
hay. It is vrv palatable and easily
dig. sled iood.
Attempts have been made to inak"
ii-'ienroiii nut nf this banaiia Hour, but
th" stnlf alwa.VH falls to pi-ces wh- li
put into warm water. Bread can be
iii'ido from it only by adding some
kind of moid that contains more gluten.
The fl"Fh pulp furnishes about '.!0 per
cent, of ill y farina, nnd it is stated licit
the produce of bananas compared with
that of wheat is as M i to . and to
thnt of potatoes as 1 1 to 1 . One acre
of ground will furnish over 'jo.ooi)
pounds of the flour.
The next nnnual r-port of tho De
partment of AgrionHiire. frmu proof
sheets of which the above lin ts are ob
tained, makes mention o sevcial other
lii'dho'ls by which bnnniiiis are p re
served. They nre tlried very much as
tius aio.tho hunches being cut when
fully i ipo and exposed to the sun un
til lluy enmiucnce to wrinkle. Th"
skins are th"ii removed, for, if they
nu- not Jieclcd, a dlsiigreenblo llaver is
imparted to the in i . Th" hittci are
I xpost d to the sun until crystals of su.
gai appear on their surface. Then thov
are pressed into masses and wrapped ; sculptural ornament with which
with I'-aves of the plant, m placed ; he buildings have been ini- lied, but
in boxes nnd kept dry. They have : al- because it given hotter li-llot" than
I.-, n kept iii good condition in this any other ton" cold give to the flaunt
way I'm- many years. This method ; 'K gonfalons mi the col mccs, lo the
can only be adopted in climates that ' turf, to the flora! decorations every -arc
very dry. In dump, tropical j her-. In the vegetation m the Lagoon,
regions thov are prepared for drying ! and, finally, to th" stream of pedestri
by first rapidly boiling the i ipe fvuil j an which moves o uselessly beneath
for a short time iu water that contains the shadow of the mammoth buildings.
sulphate of lime.
In "tunc parts nf South America th"
fruits are peeled, grab -d and the mow
lure expelled by pressure. Th" m w;
i.- then baked ill an oven, after which
il is ground into a coarse kind of
flour. I'h" latter is inferior, however,
in nutritive properties from that ob
tained from the dried slices. Bananas
bilked in tln ir skill :, lllell peeled and
boiled 111 water arc considered good
for coughs and inllammalit'ii of tic
lungs. The Malays Use a variety of
Hie same fruit, which possesses toiiic
proptllies, fo arrest iliarihoMi. In
the Antilles large quantities nf pnfai.li
are obtained from th" ashes of th"
plant, which is used to wash clothes.
Many spiritnoiK drinks are mado
from the baiiana. Banana wine is ol
lained in Cayenne by ptv.sjug Hi"
fiuit through a sieve, at't.-r which it is
mad" into cakes, . 1 1 n . I m the sun ami
dis-ohed in wat'-r h"ii wanted for
use. Viiieuiiri. mad" by suspendm".
the flint in baskets, wlc-io it liquefies.
and the juice collet del soon becomes
vinegar. In lsV iiearlv li.iioil.nilil
hunches ,,f bananas wen- imp,, it. -I
info the Ciiited Slat 's from Central
America. In H'.'O the nupoit'itimi j
was IJ.'iSJ.o.Ml bun. Ins. Th bananas '
imported into the Fut"d Stabs dur
ing the last fiscal year were worth
The Pakota Pop-Hal!-.
"Tin re's a famous product of the
prairies of the Dak. das 1li.it should bo
shown in Chicagn this summer for the
special benefit nf (ho Zulus, Till ks,
etc., now here," remarked a South
Dakotaii t" n party of fiien ls nt th
Palmer. I toter fo that in dhing-else-oli
earth like-it the pop-weed. It is
of rank growth, but little ),.,. Hum
marvel.. us in its way. H has a stalk j
like tic citbba,;" pi tnt, with a laig.
round t"p the size of a Hubbard
squash and about the sumo color.
There nre thousands of aens of it on
the Indian reservations. In Hie vicin
ity of alkali beds it glows to a prodi
"Win n the teiiitio limthwcst winds
blow late m tho fall the pop-halls be
come detached from the stalk and roll
for miles over the prairies, until they
reach inn uu country or other obstruc
tions, where they accumulate nnd pile
up like houses of snow. Behind these
banks of weeds the wild bulValo found
shelter in midwinter from th" tierce
blizzards. If the pnp-wecd hall comes
lorcibbj- in contact with any harii ob-
j"ot while rolling, it explodes with a
tremendous report, a cloud of lint:
piiwder passes on through the air, nnd
thousands nf sharp, line needles nrn
I thrown out in everv direction. Those
lieodl' S are the seeds of the pop weeil
and are what produce the mischief
with the stni k. for tin y are very pene
trating. A 'critter' will inn frmu a
rolling pop-wet d like a jack rabbit
from a cnvidc
"The Indians tell nt rung1 and inter
esting stories about the weed. It is
said that the young brnvts nf th
tribe, fur discipline and to picpaio
themselves to endure i-eat torture,
would light with th'-se pop balls ns
schoolboys tin with snowballs, 'The
battle of the pop weed" is held once a
; vear, nnd i witnessed by the whole
tribe with great pomp and parade,
To the young braves th- ..ceiisinii is
1 what the Fourth of .Inly is to th"
white American youth. Theie are th"
Imise and smoke of batile t" perfec
tion, and the i;Ue. sharp needles cause
intense pain. The greatest exhibitions
of bravery are rewarded by pimm'timi
in Hi" tribe and presentations of hatnl-soiie-
beadwdilt ai" made by theyouim
braves, best squaws or Inaid- lis.
' Tin- needles from the largest pep-wt-.'ds
are very long and when baked
in led asln-s boomne veiy hard and
sfioiiu and make good arrows. The
Zulus at the Fail w ill nud"uht"dly by
chinned with tho woiidoilullv wailiLo
wood and. knowing a good thina when
they see it. would surely want to take
back a ton or so nf it for seed. Cer
tain it is. however, that with the pass
ing away of our buffalo and Indians
the Dakota are mole thun anxious to
b" rid of the pop-bnlls."-Chieiife'.j
(''lr In the Worlil'i Fair Buildings.
The choice of an '' off-white" for
tli-? basis of tho decorative plan ot tho
fair was in th" In-t derive f. lit itoiis
priin'iiily because it offers tin? best
tit Id for the animating winiJry of the
sun. and beenuse i' show, to th" best
advantage tho beaut it of architectural
.lnt because il does give such strong
i' li' f I" nnv darker lint
contact with it, it is important I'm-such
nf the latter s ale CI I III proot tided ill
th" paint I decoration t" be niallipll
kited with tade. I think tin y have
been, in the main, in th" buildings mi j
the Ciuii t of Honor, I u that m I I
them, for example, which stands us the
Inad and front nf He- exhibition,
lln- Adiuinist ration Buihling, the
glimpi.i s of odor caught between the
columns nf the loggia in the hccoiid
stage ol thi mpoMjiion are of a char
acter to heighten perceptibly the t .fleet
of Hie tonal scheme, and yel remain in
Hi" subordinate position which belongs
to Hie recsst d wall on which the dee
oration is laid. Thiswnll is painted
a dull red. Seen frmu Hie ground, th"
Itiof nf the loggia throws a deep
shadow behind the columns snppoif -iug
it ; but so largo in tonic i-. th"
building, that even at a ilistanci the
color in 1 null v foiint.;, i. no i-. a - .b-inn t
a factor iu the beauty "I the sliiiotui
ns are the white sm laces from tin
ground to the wall nhovo Ho -loggia,
th" gilded sph inlor which lin t
t" lh" crown "I the dome i . the in
dazzling maik mi tin h"ii,'."ti
Th" CiM Sense ol lliinitii .
Th- ( 'at t-t hi I ii s cai i -fully I'll document:-
put before him, an I is m the
habit of malting mai g nnd no(..s id his
decision- and views. These aniiota
ti'Mi'a ale car.lully tl.asiiio.l ill the
imp. rial inchnes, where they aie
aci i sHil'le to th" lunetioiiai les whmu
they may cmiceiii. HecMitly, in the
maigiii ol the n pot I id a prominent
ollicial, th" Ctiir wiote, "What an
ass'" The individual thus charartcl
l'.ed bv his august master was in
d. ..pun . and b""gel the Sccrttarynf
Stale. I'ol.-tt fl'. lo b ing the Matter
luloie his mil), sly. "May it please
your majestv," b;gnii l'olo tsi !V, "to
strike mit these wids lu re, 'What an
ass !' so that they may md forever be
on ioc'O-1 iu the in I'hivt s. " ''Oh!''
Alexand'i- th" Third iiitoiriiptcl,
laughingly. 'T quite forgot the
archives." And he took up a pen, ran
through the words "What nn nss!"
and wrote instead, "What a philoso
There is reported to he a revival of
the Niipolenn craze in Paris and nil
souvenirs of "the first liounpnrtc" are
seized with great alacrity by the
W" B.-aller seeds with fnrnlfss linnd,
Ami dream we ne'er shall ,i thpni merej
Hut for n thiaisHiid yen;
Their fruit uppenrs
In woods that mar the land
Or Ualthful store.
Th" deeds w-( do, th" word w
Int.. slill nir they seem t" fl"",
Wef'liut lllflll of 111" past,
lint they shall last ,
In iln'dread jiidgni"id , tlmy
And e shall ine"l.
- ( John K-hls
When engineer mid trainmen ere
well tiaitied, the locomotive goes oft
on a toot.
" You say Smith lends a dual life?"
"Yes; he's a bull on the stock ex
change nml a bear ut home."
"That mini is afraid of hia own shall
ow." "Will, if it is ns ugly looking us
he is himself, 1 am not sm prised in tho
In tho Dime Museum Visitor
And is tho bearded lady your mother?
Infant phenomenon - Nixy ; she's nio
fad. I. l !
iff .spanking "f presence of mind):
I renicnibrr of being in a panic one)
when 1 lost my wits completely. She:
till, was that the way?
Wife Dun't ymi think this hat
makes tne look edd' Husband I
don't know. I got tho bill for it to
day, and it made me feci old.
He : Is your sister very nigh
'.-Inireli? She: High ns they make
thcin. She discharged our old family
physician last week for saying thut she
hud n low fever.
Mile. S - Ho riding master)
"Well, sir, do you think I have imido
Buy progress'"' Riding master ' Cer
tainly . you full now much more grace
fully than you used to do."
Mve. Aye "You don't mean to say
that Hnttie hns actually iono nnd en
gaged herself to that Bol.-torer follow?
Why. she hardly knows him." Mrs.
Bee "TLmt'e why the become engaged
"Augustus," t.iid Angelina to her
lover, "you know thnt futhei has re
cently invested in pn American silver
mine, and is going there nt once, aud
I cannot leave mother nlone. So f
nsk you, .lour Augustus, how long
would ymi wait for me?" "Wait for
you, my .lulling?" exclaimed Augus
tus. "I will wait for ymi until wo
learii how the silver mine turns out.
A lliiuliT of Ambergris.
While nearly all precious substance)
have been more nr I. ss sought after by
adventurous mm, it remained fnr tln
present year to pm. luce n regular
hunter nf ambergris. Mr. .1. MoCim
ley, wim recently arrived in Sail Fran
cisco from New Guinea with a quantity
of ambergris, was so pleased with the)
financial returns from his trensiiio
that ho intends to go back fully
equipped to make n business of gather
ing the valuable substance . He i
confident o making a fortune, for his
operations will ho curried on in places
win-re Furopen ns nre unknown, ami
w here he w ill hnve the entire field to
himself. Along the New Guillen
Const, where In- spt lit several years,
Mr. MoCaiiley says that lumps of
a nib rg lis of all sics, some weighing
over ion pounds, can be toinid in tha
w nt"r and washed I'sh'je. The diffi
culty in to get it ("nun It' f. where it in
n.-i th ..vol .?" nn ounce. It is to over
come this that he is making arrange
ments to hunt for it in a sy s(. . mathi
manner. He bungs with him many
stories of how limn hate made fortune,
by n lucky liml. One who took a
quantity of it to Fnglaml realized
no kss than SoO.Oihl, while many
others derived large sums. The only
trouble with Mr. MoCauhy's seln-mo
is that he may kill the goose that lays
the golden eggs, for nmbergiis owe,
its coinmi rcial value to its laiity, ami
if h" should drug the inailnd th" prion
would soon begin '" fall. In bi.-t,
HUjhfiglis is no i ''ger valued so
highly as ii mice was. Before Doctor
Swcdia ir disc - i.d that if was a mor
bid seel tti"li I ; ti. d iu Hie iiii'stiiios
id t he speriiiact l : iliah , many fabu
lous stories weie in circulation a bout
it : wnlnh l fill I' tues. At tho plesont
day, ixit pt in the 1'nsl, it is no longer
used in pharmacy, but is entirely cm
lined to perfumery. Now York News,
A (level- I ii v cut ion.
One of the eleven st invent i. uis ever
passed on by th" patent oflke is tho
iiiiuhine f"r sticking coimnon pins in
the papers in which they ure sold. Tho
contrivance brings up the pins jn rows,
draws tho pa pi r iu position, ciimpa it
into two lines, tin ii, nt a single push,
passes the pins through the paper nnd
sets thi in in poiilioii. The nun hum
almost seems to think lis it works, nuil
to examine the paper to see if it in
properly folded before pushing tha
piub iuto I'lncti -Cluenif litiuld.