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I'lTTSBOUO', CHATHAM CO., N. C, SEPTEMBER 28, ISM.
(her An 1 Over Apiiin.
Ov t ituit over ngaln.
No mutter wlii'di way I turn,
1 always liiiil in tin- K iok of I.ifo
Some li-s-t hi I hnvi to l'Nirn.
must tuk" my turn at 1 1 1 mill,
1 nni"l grind "lit tin- golden grain,
must work at my task with u resolute will
Over and out again.
Wo 'Miifint measure the need
t)f even I In' tiniest Mower
N'T -lii'c-k Hip ll'iw of the golden sands,
That run through n single liour.
Dil tho morning lcw inut fall
A i I tin- ."mi and tli' summer ruin
JliM .It tln'ir pint, mill i f.irni it all
liver ii 11.1 over aaiu.
Over mi' I over iu-hIii,
Tin' I'ri' ik through the meadow flovs;
Ami over iiml over ngnin
Tin' ponderous mill-wheel goes,
On.'i' il'iiiu; will nut suAVe,
Though hang !" not in vain;
And a III.- :i ; biilinu' u oli.-e nr tvvlco
Jliiy ''"iiiil if w try again.
Tin- path tint liatli oneo Loon trod
I- IH'VIT S I rollKll t'l the foot ;
Ami tin' I' "n wi' Dii'V liavo learned
Is ni'vr s i Ii inl to repent.
'J in Hitrh . rt w Ttil ti'.irs may fall,
A 1 1 1 u 1 1 nr s mis In hear our cries,
Till' . mi-and tempests, wi'uei'lthi'm all.
T i I'M'i' iii' ii- or Paradise.
HY IIFl.KN WHITNEY CLARK.
"Very passable ii)iurtmr'rits very
jinss ;i ;" Hiil Mr. ('ultlmni, eon-
ili'. icliugly. "I hardly think wo
run do an v better, Nora?"
"I ilmi't see how we I'lmlil, I'm sure,
papa." returned Norn, demurely.
And so Mr. Calthorn and his pretty
daughter b-o.ame inmates of Mrs. Cnt-
-rill's "rfl at boarding-house" in
Il'i it got its name, lioluiily could
fi ll, as tlir appellation of "Smoky"
ah equally applicable to other lm;l 1
iiiifn in f Ii" rity ; 1 ? 1 1 there it wns a
lnii! row of red brick houses, eaoh
lent iiu nt exactly like its neighbor,
ouch with its iloitHe hall-door, two
tioiit windows, mid (light of hr.lt n
ilo.i II stone steps.
I'loin ii hack view, the houses were
counterparts iilso, eaeli having a olie
Ktory kiteheii iittuehed, with a snia'l
hiili -'oi'''h, ii liyilrnnt in the yard, mid
ii eiinl linn. i near llie pate, opening in
to tl II. y.
Mr. Ciiltlinin wnsn lino-looking, cl
.1. ly gt nth-man, with n gray moiis
t.u'liv. ii choli rie f in i ifr, mid a doini
li" l ino imuiiier fficntly belied
liis niil kindness of heart.
Norn resi'inl'led her hiindsonie fat h"
r to mi niu'oiniiioii defrree, having
t In' saliu l ieli eiilnileioii, lrishddue
eves and warm, i eddirow n hair, tlionrli
hhe ha I not inherit"d his niifol'tiiiiute
feiiij'i r. Ii'ivim; a aunuv, if lit -lion it if
ilisposition of her own.
Mr. Ciillliorn was reinliier tlie iiiorn
in.o lulier, w hile hi (hliioliter leniied
cii the window-sill, at his elluiw, idly
Wntehiiio the lu distrians jostliim eaeli
otln r iiloiio the n il'low sidi rtalk.
Suddenly .she divw hiiek, a hwift
Mush, like a ihin;,vr-sioiinl, stainino
In r eh"ek.
The eauso of her alarm was nothiiio;
Juoie for iiidulile than a tall yoiino
man, with n droooiuo luown uniui-taehe
irid a pair of i ry dark eyr, known as
"miiiieiie," whoi.e fj l'ltii't-s had met
her ow n n lla-h I' ii 1 1 n i i i n t i mi .
Tuii'o liefore that Nora had eneoun
ti fed tl:.' same vuuiiif liiaii, who was
lei'.i ls.iui eiioii;!i t: turn any girl's
head, mid each time hin eyes hud
looked lioldlv yet resieet fully into her
'W ho eoiild he lie?" she Wolidel'ed,
hall vexed that she eoiild not repress
tli" thrill of pi. ii-.iire at his evident in
terest in herself.
"What are you doino in my room,
fiirV. di ni uidi d Mr. Calthorn in a
thieateuiiiH voiei .
Jlo leid returned from an evening
htroll with his daughter, to find 1111
intriider in the very centre of tho
l oom, coolly pi purine; to lay aside his
It was vet enily ill the evonimr. The
street lamp had ju t lieen lighted, and
the room I'ciiiL.' in partial darkness,
only tl ntlines of the hold intruder
could lie discerned.
"What lire you dnin hero I say?"
Mustered the irate proprietor angrily.
I!it the culprit, whoever he w;u,
neeiiH .1 to he nunc eml'iirrussed than
"I I Ii.i; your pardon, siv! I
thought ii w ns my room he stammered,
lint Mr. Calthorn was not to lie ap
peased. "Thoiifrhl it was your room indeed!
A likely story !" In scoffed. "liiityou
w ill not pet i IT so rie, ily, let me tell i
von. IJnn down stairs, Nora, and dis- j
patch some one for a policeman. First ,
solid soiiio ,.f the hoarders up here to
li Ip me di lain thi l'Ui;liir if he ut-j
telil Is -cape. !
Mr. Calthorn struck a mutch audi
JijJiU'd the s he poke, and Nua,
lookinu; with frightened eyes over ln r
father's sliouldor, at oueu recognized
It was the young innu with the dark
oyes and droopino; liruw u nioustm he.
"I u m not a lnirulai', sir, ami I t-hull
not attempt to escapu," esilaimd the
licensed, with ipiict diyuity. "1 have
a room in this row of buildings. No.
13, and my preseiici here in owing sim
ply to a mistake -"
"A mistake hn, ha! A dear mis
take it will prove for you, y oung man.
"Oh, papa, I mn sine he is not n
linrnlar!" faltered Norn, earnestly.
But her father turned on her fuming
"Do as I hid you!" he commanded,
And Nora hastened down stairs, not
to call n policeman, hut to rush wildly
for assistance in another ipiarter.
She quickly returned, accompanied
by the luudhiily of No, 13, who
promply exonerated the supposed bur-fchir.
"Burglar, indeed !" she shifted, dis
dainfully. "Why, it's Mr. Lionel
Luthellyn as has boarded with me on
an' (ill for the last five venrs. And as
for him a-being in your room, such
mistakes hnve happened afore now in
this row, where each house loohs
exnetly like every other."
"I suppose it's all right and I am at
liberty to leave now?" interposed Mr.
Luthellyn, casting a grateful glance at
"Humph! I have my doubts about
it's being nil right." retorted Mr.
Calthorn, gruffly ; "but if it really
wns n mistake, ns run say, young mull,
I would ndvise you to be more careful
in the future. Such mistakes have an
The Ian lladv gave mi audible sniff,
mid marched from the room with her
chin ntan angle of forty-live degrees.
lblt Mr. Luthellvu bowi'd courteous
ly, stole another gla'ice nt Norn, and
took his departure with b isiirely dig
nity. "An inipud"iit young puppy," com
mented Mr. Calthorn. severely.
Ami Nora felt 'that her first romance
had been nipped in the bud.
it was thn r four days later that
Mr. Calthorn arose at mi earlier hour
as was his custom, li t 1 hi t cold bnth
made a careful toilet, and went out
for a brisk walk and n breath of fresh
nil', to get up a good appetite for
lie had gone rather fiirthorthnn u-u-al,
and was beginning to pulT a little
with the exertion of walking, when he
discovered that he was in the rear of
his boarding-house, and resolved to
take a short cut and cuter by the buck
He aci'ordiie.rly crossed th" alley,
open d the back gate, passed the hy
drant and the one-story kitchen and
entered the dining room through a
door opening on the buck porch.
The room wns acalit, but the table
wua spread in readiness for break fast,
while the appetizing odor of coffee
an I broiled ham, from thi culinary de
partment, gave promise that the mini
Would soon be served.
Mr. Calthorn accordingly helped
himself to u chair, drew th" morning
paper from his pocket, uii.l was njunit
t.i glance over its columns, when brisk
footsteps sounded in the hull, uudisoou
a tall figure loomed in the doorway,
but halted on the very threshold, as if
rooted to the spot.
To Mr. Call horn's surprise, ho be
held the countenance of Mr. Lionel
The young man started, the older
"So, ho, my young soupegrueo ! At
your old IrieliK aguin, hey? Another
mistake I suppose !" he scoffed, Mireus
ti.ally. Hut tlie young ni'itpegrui'e" smiled
"It certainly is a mistake sir," he
returned ; "only the shoe is on the
other foot thistiine. It is your mis
take, instead of mine.
Mr. Calthorn's. tim id countenance
turned crimson, and his gray mous
tache bristled with wrath.
'My mistake - my mistake!" ho
shouted. ,;Vhv, you young jacka
napes, you -you - you
"Dish up the break fust, Hetty, mi'
bo quick about it ! I hear the young
genileiiiiiu a-comin' down!" cried a
And with a gasp of consternntion
Mr. Calthorn realized that he had
actually entered the wrong house!
Overcome by chagrin, he cowered
in his chair like a convicted criminal.
The tables were turned indeed, and
here he was at the mercy of the young
limn whom he had been reviling as a
scapegrace mid a jackanapes.
Swift footsteps were heard approach
ing, and the unfortunate victim of his
own carelessness felt tlint he was lost.
I ,i 1 Lionel LutheHvii was eoiial to
"No one nei ds to know anything
about it," he whispered, renssuriugly.
"Only keep cool."
And as the landlady, followed by
Hetty with the hum and coffee, entered
the room, he was saying, in a loud
"Thank you so much for e.illine on
-tnc, Mr. Calthorn! And now il you
sjt Up to the table all. I have br- akfu I
with me, 1 shall feel that I am ipul"
The invitation was accepted, and
under the combined nil! hi in f the
coffee, (he broiled hain, w a rin rolls and
other accoinpaninii nts, togith. r with
his escape from an eiiibiirrnssiiig posi
tion, Mr. Calthorn recovered his
Oipiaiiimity, and proved u genial u
guest ic- heart could wish.
And what more could he do than to
extend the hand of friendship to the
young mini who hud so inngmiiiiiiious
ly "heuped coals of lire" on hi.-, head!
And it was not until after a certain
wedding, which took place a few
mouths lat"r on, t hit Mr. Calthorn.
much to his surprise, learned that his
soi-jn-law, whom he hud once ic'eun d
of being a burglar and hoie-obr. aker,
was really the sole owner an 1 proprie
tor of "Smoky How," although the
fact was not generally known among
Kven Mrs. Whyte the landlady of
No. 13, was not ii ware that she was
bonrding so important a personage.
A Seoul's Close Call.
A friend ot mine who knows the ox
pert Kind intimately told niethe other
day of a thrilling experience of Doc
tor V. F. Cnrver in the unsettled part
of Minnesota while trapping with a
companion mimed Jiivwster. Tie y
ha 1 a "dug-out ' in a little valley and
felt secure in this against a reasonable
number of the foe. Lute one evening
Cnrver wns alone in the dug-out mak
ing biscuits. He had thrown all his
weapons aside, and with sleeved rolled
up wns working the dough, when a
shadow wns cast from the entrance
of the little cave. Thinking it wm
his comrade, he said : "Hello, pm-ticr,
you are back soon." In guttural tones
came back the reply : "How Koola,"
and turning he saw three Indians,
White Anblope, Whistler and Fat
Hear, nil well known chiefs. Tin y had
noticed that he was unarmed, win in
terested in his occupation, nnd, instend
of attacking' him, Whistler, who ap
peared to bo in authority, signed to
him to continue his work and pre pine
a supper for them.
CarVT obeyed, making the bisei it
ready for baking, and placing; ii bea
ver's tail on the tire. Then he started
for home wood, indicating; by signs
Hint wood was needed. Whistler mo
tioned Ii i i n to remain, and White An
telope went alter the fuel, llebroiight
among others one slick about the
length and size of u base ball bat.
Carver pi 1 one end of thin in th"
tire, and laid supper for his savage
guests upon a buffalo skin. The In
dians began to cat in n manner which
made Carver, notw ithstaudine his dan
ger, grieve for the biscuits which were
so rapidly disappearing.
Keulizing the fate which awaited him
as soon as tlie supper oolMI oe dispos
ed ol", Carver was devising soni" means
for r aching one of his pistols, which
were not many feet distant. Making
a pi'ot"iis" of stirring the lire, he drew
out the blazing stick of Wood, dealt
one of the Indian a i tunning blow on
the face, gave the second a vicious
kick and leaped over the third, who
was dazed by the (lying sparks and the
suddenness of the attack. The next
instant Carver's pistol rang out three
times as rapidly as a skilled hand could
pull the trigger, and the three Indians
ns i pc'iiny I'l onino --goon iiininiis.
for they wi le dead I Inlialis. Lulliii-
ville Courier Journal.
Sicoiid Mght, by which is meant
throwing a -ide spectacles in old age,
occurs to those who were short sighted
ill out h, and proceeds from the like
cause that requires persons wilh lior
iiiii 1 sight to use them, viz., the tint
telling of the eye in the one case re
quiring to ho corrected with magnify
ing glasses, whilei ii the other case the
snnio thittening of the eye brings
it into its normal state.
The Into .Mr. John Stewnrt.of Hell.i
drum, 1 iivernesKhire. some time M.
1 for lteverley, recovered his sight
and left off the use of spectacles long
niter he was seventy. He died some
twenty years ago, aged nearly ninety.
The Firt I'lio.
"Well, Johnny, who carried off tho
tirst prize at school.'"
Johnny "I did."
"What was it for?"
Johnny " Teacher m nt nie 'cause
Jimmy, tlie fellow who won it, was too
sicU to conic after it." - Chicago In
JUKI.itl i I'HHITT.
If It itrizl"? i;nl poi.i,
1-that any reas-m
The weather iinloors
ShoiiM I..' dull Hk" Ihe s.-n-"
There'-: something inn!" 'o'iy,h
T loinll.'sl j. la. '-.
Call veil glles-V "1 I- tin- liglit
(If the ..nill'-s ell ei. a
A BRAVK Mill.
Instances of the sagacity of dogs
nie coming to light every day. The
latest dog to bring eledit on hii. nice
lives in Lettiston, Me., and was occu
py ing a favorite position on his mas
ter's doorstep when a runaway grocery
team dashed around the corner, bent
on destroying himself and any thing
that might come in Ins way. The dog
did not wait for an invit uioii, but like
a lla.-h of lightning covered the inter
vening distance an I caught the near
rein, holi'ine the horse in clu ck until
the rein gave way in a wink spot ami
I .i. i j . i . t ... .i
llll' lll'lh'1 IIH'illol oil llglllll , OH! Ill'1
dog was in the lace to stay, this time
appearing on the off side of the luu-e
and. taking a grip of tin- surviving
I rein, soon brought the hnsty equine to
n Btandstill. New York Telegram.
SAOAl'ITY IN HOUSES.
From the window opposite, ns I
write, I have just witnessed an inter
esting performance on the part of two
horses. Bordering the park is a strip
of land, doomed to I... built upon, but
meanwhile lying waste, and used for
common pasturage, on which the
horses under notice were leisurely
grazing. A pony in a curt having been
unwisely left by tin- owner for n time
unattended on the grass, suddenly
started off. galloping over the uneven
ground at the risk of over-turning the
curt. 'The two horses, iipotiseing this,
immediatately joined in pursuit with
evident Zest. My first supposit im
that they were merely joining in the
escapade in a frolic.-oiue spirit, was nt
once disproved by the methodical and
business-like manner of their proced
ure. They soon renehed the runaway,
by this time on the road, one on one side
of the cart, and one the other; then,
by regulating their pa e, they clev
erly contrived to intercept his prog
ress by gradually coming together in
front of him, thu; stopping him im
mediately in the triaiiviilar corner
they formed. Until the man came up
to the pony's head liny rcniaiiii d
standing thus together quite still;
when the two In rsvs, evidently nitis
ficit that all was now right, without any
fuss trotted back again to lie lr grass.
'The sagacious conduct of the horses,
acting in such perfect co-operation,
formed u pretty sight; ami it wns ap
parent that, instead of inal-in,; Ihe po
11 v more exeitod. they n ally paeilied
and calmed him. Why should they
not receive "honorable no mimi" .o
much as if they were pnoid human
beings? - Nature.
now iiniiis i i. v.
Can you tell what kin I of a bird t
is by tin- way it Hies?
Yon ought to be able to ,., .... j y,;,
love birds and intend t-- become well
acquailited w itll 1 In III.
A celebrated writer saw- thin n good
ornithologist should be u!!.- to Know
j birds by their air as well ns by tin ii
colors mid shape; on the ground us
i well ns on the wing, und in tie bush as
i well us in the hand. For, Ihonvli
! every kind of bird has not u manner
j peculiar to itself, there is a certain
something about almost all of tin m
by which you can tell them under al
most tiny circumstances.
In the country you may soo kites
nnd buzaids. 'They snil uroiind
in circles, with wing- spiind but itill.
From this halul of gliding they nie
cdled "gleads " in the north of Kng
Ow Is move in a buoyant manner, as
if lighter than the air. Havens wlnn
on the wing spend much time striking
each other, and often tnin on tin ir
backs with a loud croak, and seem to
be falling to the ground. In fact, they
are scratching themselves with one
foot nnd hnve lost their sense of gru.
vity. Crows and daws swagger in
their walk. Wood peckers lly opt uing
nnd closing their wings, ami so are al
ways rising or falling in their curves.
When they inn up trees they use
their tails, which incline downward us
a i-ort of support. Most i f the small
I birds fly by jerks, rising and falling
iik they advance, and most of these
hop; but wagtails and links walk.
Sky ai ks rise and fall perpendicularly
as they sing. Woodlarks hang poised
in the air. and titlarks rise and fall in
huge curves, singing ie they come
dovni. - j New-York World.
They are having trouble with the
Spanish fever among the cuttle in Oklahoma,
A City Which Contains Five
Thousand Hindu Temples.
An Interest In"; Description By
the Late Phillips Brooks.
'The Century publishes numerous
letter- written from India by the lute
I'llillipi Brook-., the Boston divine.
Bishop Brooks' account o Benares is
hs fo low s :
'This is the saeredi st place in India.
Tin-re are live thousand Hindu temples
in Hi-nitre, It is the very Back Bay
of Asia. You stniiilih' at i very step
on a temple with its hideous idol. !l
you hear a geiilleniaii or holy mutter
ing behind you in the street, they are
not abusing you, but only saying pray
ers to Yishiiu or Siva, who has a little
shrine somewhere in the back yard of
the next house.
We ciiiiie to a curious ami pathetic
sight. Close by the side of a burning
funeral pile was another, all prepared,
but not yet lighted. Soon I saw a
mull lead ng' u little linked boy some
four years old into the writer of the
(binges. He washed the little chap
nil over, then stood him up bo
side ii pile of w I ; a priest up
above on a high altar said some prayers
over him, and the man gave the little
boy a blazing bunch of straw, und
showed him how to stick it into the
.o.idi-t of the wood until the whole
caught tire. It was a wi. lower show
ing his small son how to set his mother
on lire. The little fellow seemed
scared, nnd cried, and when they let
him go ran up to some other children.
---probably isins,- who put his
clothes on for him, then ho squatted
on his heels, mid quietly watched the
AVhilethis was going on they had
brought dow n the body of a child per
haps seven or eight yearsold, nnd for it
they built another pile of wood close to
the water. Then they took the body in
to the stream nnd bathed it for a in
inent. then brought it out and laid it
on the wood. 'The father of the child
went into tho water and washed him
Kelf all over. After he came out th"
prie.-t at the altar chanted a prayer
for him. Then he went up to an old
woman who sold straw, and bought a
bundle, haggling some time over the
price. 'This ho lighted at the burning
pile of tho little boy's mother, nt el
with it set his ow n ehi h I's pile ill liana s.
'They hml covered the little body with
n bright red cloth, mid it was
the prettiest funeral pile of nil.
By this time another body, a wasted
und worn old man hud come and
they were already bathing him in the
Inngi s, while some men were gather
ing; up the ashes (of somebody who
wns burned eurliet in the day) und
throw ing tlieiu i:i.. the river, where
they lloai to certain bliss. So it goes
on nil the time, while a great crowd is
guthered niouiiil, simui. laughing, some
praying, some trsMiokiiig, some beg
ging. While we look mi, iiii interest
ing fakir came up with a live sunk,
pleasantly curled Mound his neck, and
begged mi alms, while (ho boys behind
kept pulling the tail of his hideous
ik-cMiii'o to make him mini, mid jtisl
down the slope beside the water, the
mother was being burned by the lilile
boy, and the child by ln r father.
This is not a clnerful letter, but on
less serious occasions the Hindus are a
most amusing people. On tin e cool
mornings, the whole population seems
to go n bout vv itli its In d clotlies around
its head mid legs all bare.
The I'rcsli) loriaiis.
Advance sheets of the ollioia! statis
tics of tho Presbyterian church of the
United States give these figures for the
your ended April 30. IN'.U: 'Thechureh
is now divided futo 31 synods and 22
presbyteries-, an increase of III per
ei lit. in six years. The candidates and
lic"iitiates for the ministry number re
spectively, 1,300 ami I3."i, an increase
of 30 per cent, and 10 per cent, in
those items. 'The ministers now iniin
ber i'i.TiOII iigainst o.V'.t in l. Of
these :M'.i were ordained during the
past year. The ordinations for the
previous live years were, beginning
with lo'xs. "JIO, 'j-jr,, 211. 21.-i.2IO.
Ministers received from other denomi
nations were 127, a much larger num
ber than in any previous year.
Ministers dismissed to other deiioui
inations, II ; about the usual number.
Ministers deceased, 12'.'. Census of
ruling elders, 2."). 330 against 22, 13t in
SSS; deacons, S,3.-l against 7.210 six
years ago. 'The increase of churches
during the six veins is shown by these
figures for each of the years, beginning
with 1SHS: 0, l.i.l, i'.,727, O.S'.M, 7.070,
7. "OS, 7, 2'.2 : churches organized dur
ing the year, 1S'.I3, 1S7; dissolved, 7."i ;
received, ."; d ism issed, 7. Coiiimuiii
caiits addttl during the year tu ciauii-
' nation, .-)f).r,r,o on certificate; adults
I baptised, 21.73; infants baptised, 215.
217. Jn each of these items a sternly
increase is shown. Whole number ot
Communicants, KVYOWi, an increase ot
2o.0iHI during the year, mid of 133,000
during I he six veals. The Sunday
: school iin-iuber-hip is ln'.i,oii2. In
j this itHu thole has also been a steady
' growth during tin- six years.
'Tln-re has been a steady growth in
t In- coiit i ibnt i'.iis for benevolent pur
: poses ill the I'lcrdiV teiiaii Church. All
th" funds show increases except that
J for miiii.-tt rial relief. Home missions
j received . 1 . 023. .iM."i ; Ion ign missions,
i SM'.i.'J.'i.i ; ediieuiioii, ;07o.mio ; Suii-
day set I work. i:is,:t7l ; church
erection. .s.'tls.i'ii'.O ; l.'.-.-ilom, SI23.-
; susli ntatioli, .7l,"i"2 ; aid I'oi
I colleges. g2r.l,K3.i; ministerial r-lii I
, IimhI. -S:T.TH. 'The chilli li eongiigu
tioiial i pi ns. . during the year ale n-
ported as .H.oN.12!, mi inetea-e in
j 1h" six y, ar- from .H.kiM,.V.2. Mis
eclhilnohs contributions foot lip to
Total ontiil'iitioiis to nil oh
j. its. .-I t, '. 1 1'.," 1 1 , Thi- do. s not in
clude 11:1.-1. s oil the p'-rilllltlClit funds
of tin boards, which during the year
was about eTJo. 000, InT the interest
on the theological seminary funds,
which reached the sum of ?31 1 ,.VJ3.
With these included the total is l.'.-
3.-).-.,:m-l. Six years ago the total in
come, exclusive o'f these items, was
.I2,MN.5S2.- J Washington Slur.
Hc-foutlioioil the Turkey.
A curious incident occurred on one
of Admiral Fnrrngut's frigates when
the Met entered Mobile Bay. It is
related by an otlicer whose surprised
eyes beheld the ornithological phenom
ena. The im-ii were sitting down to a
hearty breakfast roust turkey und
other toothsome things when they
were "piped to quarters." They had
to h ave theuiiearved turkey mid hurry
up on dock. They were being tired
Suddenly, while they wore return
ing tin- enemy 's tire, they were sur
prised to notice that the air was full
of fnithii's. A cloud of feathers
lloati d about the no 11 at the guns. It
looked as if a new and strange kind of
smoke hovei-.d over this particular
frigate. luu little while the riling
ct used and 1 he In. Il returned to the
"Hadn't that bird been plucked?"
sti one inquired, pointing to th"
There lay the turkiy as thickly cov
ered with soft, white feathers ns if they
were his natural plumage. Like many
other startling phi'iinim-iia, this one
had a very simple explanation, which
appeared when one of the cabin doora
was opened. The room had the up
pcanilice of having been out in a light
snowstorm. Little v. Into fcathera lay
ovt r eveiythilig. A -hill had gone
right through i: tenth' r pillow on one
of the bunks. ( hi.'imo post.
Tile K.iglles (nnfessiil,
Chi. f of folic. M. Kaiic, of Coll. y
I- lund, New York City ' seaside re
sult, has adopted a novel and highly
smvi ssful method of procuring con
fissions from tin iieeais with whom
In- has to deal. 'The other day com
plaint was made to him that a young
follow hud been robbed of II .7o ..'old
watch by some f.llows . mplovcd as
"cappers" ill a gambling game that
the young man had In en Irving to
beat. All ot'ii'ei' was seiii out with the
v iet ini and soon n t urn. d w ii h the ac
cused men. 'The oh!, f looked the men
over, and tie n, taking each bv ho
collar with one hand, he proceeded to
jerk and swing ami shako them about
I he ofliee, ns t iion-.. h 1 1;, v w.ie a pair
ol Indian clubs and he needed . x.-r
cise. Tin pi I fo llinln e l.'s,-l about
live minutes, and during its continu
ance 1 he rascals les-.etl their guilt,
promised res: il in ion and vowed that
tin y would never do so any more if
the athletic chief would only let them
off this time. This new method of
dealing with suspects has been dubbed
the "Coney Island fourth degree."
I New ( rh am. Picav line.
Only Healthy PeiMins Snooze.
Tins is a point alluded to by Jona
than II iitehiiisou in his "Archives."
lie does not recollect himself to hnve
seen nny but fairly healthy persons
siieoe. He puts the question with
especial reference to the widely spread
popular superstition that snoozing is a
sign of health nnd good luck. It ia
possible, he thinks, that this may have
had its origin iu the fact that it is for
the most part au act restricted to those
in fnir health. Taylor, in his "Prim
itive Culture," gives interesting facts
as to the prevalence of this creed, and
us to certain customs associated with
it and traces it in part to doctrines of
animism, but Mr. Hutchinson thinks
the suggestion h" has given may also
have some value. Sh.-llicld Medical
Ode to the Ben.
pf rol'in am) Maf-hlrd ami linnet,
Spring prot write j.Bgi lifter pnifp;
rin-ir p' nisei" are sournled eii"h minut",
By prephot. soothsayer nii.l sago.
Pan not -ui '.' the slurs saiix together,
Not sii tl reati'.ii of men.
Ha nut . in' drawn a goesnfeHtluT
la no I th" patient old li'-n.
Ad h-"s ' and praise to tli" sinning
Thai ' rs iq the wildw I in spring,
I'll" e'.-l oil""! ions ..ft I. linking
Jot. . hildhood oii l Hi;. I -.rt of thing,
lint il'-a "Mo mo than tin twitter
i if ro!.;a or mnrij:i or w ren.
-lliai . ..nii rly i-hi. k when litler
HI .-In- k-as surround tl Id lien.
And h"i a id-winter .'le kl". h"w i lun'ry,
1 " . --- lis- i-.i'vv ii'-st she has mud",
Ji n..til( - Im-iois aw-einy
An. ah- . fi.-.h .a.-;., has ., , u ,ii..
And win i, On' old l.ird. aged and lii-ynnd
J-. we!! -....keil wilh light ilutrif dings i.lel
There's ill . . -lr--lilt ! -II III that.
A iin'-ri'-nii poultry Advocate.
Ill MOKOI S.
Th.- J,.), Mot a cheerful fowl. She
brood- a ;: . at di al.
'The gnl win. hud n fulling out with
h. r fi'eiid will tint try the hammock
"Hon pi. nsant it i to bo tail."
"Pleasant." "Yes; very body looks
up to yon. "
When a mail pomes to ail; you for
your opinion he really nsks y.ni for
your oonlii niati.iii of his own.
Miss !'. lick "You say Mr. Skidds
is n peddler. What does he peddle?"
! Miss Kt ed."l.-"He pedals his hicv-
j Someone has asked: "Where do
' flies go in the winter?" Wo don't
know, but we wish they would go there
'. in summer.
Van Belt--"When my wife fefeliys
; torical and begins to cry, hnw can I
stop her?" Invalid's Wife- "Tell
her it is making; hertiosr rod."
Au Ohio man has put up a fur
. lory for the production of vases to
I hold the i-li.-s of crenintrd poisons.
He must expect to urn a good deal.
Butcher "Didn't you like that ham?
, Why it was ..one that 1 cured myself."
Customer Call that hum cured?
I Why. man, it wasn't even oonvnU's
I Maud "Why did you break off your
; engagement with Charley?" Ellen--
"Well, you pre h" would wear shirts
I a ml neckties w Inch didn't become my
1 ci'iiipl. xioii."
J Judge "Three months nnd ton
; days. " Prisoner-"Can't you make,
j it n shorter sentence, ycr Honor'"'
j Judge "I call." Prisoner "'Thank
I you. ycr honor." Judge "Ona
I "Now pupa, tell me what is hum
, bug?" quest lolled the to i-y.-ar old soil
j id a friend of ours. "It is." replied
j the father, "when your mother pic-
I lends to I... very f I of me mid puts
I no buttons on my shirt. "
"Johnny," said his teacher, "if your
' fiitli. r can do a piece of work in seven
j days, and your I'ncle (i.-orgo can .hi
I il in nine i!ay. how long would it take
; both of them to do it?" "They'd
n.ver g.i ii .loin." Kiii.l Johnny,
j "They'd i-it down and b-ll tish stoiies."
! The Cost of a Slack Wire.
j In the course of reci rt discussion
i on the propri. ty of sp. inluig public
nioiiev for repairs, n i i itnin vote wns
! opl ed. ! f the adv. .elites of tliu
i expenditure related the bdlowing inci
I d. nt : A f.-tv years ago there was a s.
I rious nei l.li lit on the I iiehine I'll tin 1 lit
' Moiitieal. The wire from th" deck to
J the engine loom of a c. rtain steamer
j that vta- pas-uie through tin ennui had
! become shi.'k. The otlicer in charge-
Oil deck pllllod tlie W1IC to llllg tll
j bell ill the ellg-lDC loom mid stop till)
j st cii ii icl iis she eiiti led one of the locks.
' 'The wire Is ing out of order, the bell
j did not rin-.. the steamer kept on nt
j full speed, the lock gates were smashed
! by the collision, the vvntels Were sud
denly h i out, ami many vessels insjrhi
were greatly damaged. 'There was also
nu obstruct i.m to biisim sk for several
day ant a crowded i-eusoii of tho year,
iiml n great licet of upward nnd down
ward bound craft were detained with
very grout detriment to their cargoes.
Indeed, the whole loss wns estimated
roughly at scarcely less than one mil
lion ami a quarter dollars. Tliesponkor
asked hia hearers to consider how
much would have been saved by spend
ing a quarter of a dollar in having that
wire tightened before tho catastrophe
occurred. I Christian Herald.
Utile Dick's Kcon.unj.
Little Dick - "Pnpu, didn't you t 11
mamma we must economize?"
Papa - "I did, my son."
Little Dick "Well, I was thinkiii
that if you'.l get me a pony I wouldn't
wear out s. i many shoes." flood