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II. A. J-OIVJJOIS,
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
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PlTTSBORO CHATHAM CO., N. C, OCTOBER ISU.i.
l)c &t)a)aux ttrcori).
A Soucr of a Heart.
Pnar hiirt -1 l. you ! all the day I winder
II skies nre rich with Muf,
Or bendim bla'k wit li ttup'Ht and with
I'ear li'-.irt. dr;ir huntl. o'er yen!
)fr bt'iirt 1 l"vt j"u ! when pnl stH- nro
stars to run, find few.)
J wonder irti 'd's lovelier lights BP-slr'-mimi.
lH'ur h-art, dear h 'rt. k't you !
Pear heart - if lite had only on bright Mot
Bum, One nw to ru""t tin" dew
I'd ki it, I'limliiU'? to your ri-stful bof-ora.
And ivcur its th ru.s fur you.
- Th K I.. Stan ro, iu Atlant Constitution.
Leopold Leverton's Love.
Leopold Levcrtnu was in love once
li-irt! Ever since bin quarrel with
Laura (J my in the summer he had
V en piiying desultory court to JVr
filliy Peiirsoii, mill now, hearing Hint
L'illic liail just inherited a (.writ little
legacy from h recently deceased muid
i u mint. Leopold or, us bin friends
vere w. ut to style him, Poly hud
come to tli.' conclusion that her charms
were utterly irresistible.
If Lcojiold tii occasionally experi
ence twinges of remorseful regret for
tii old dcligtful iIhvh, he can-fully
conccuh d his feelings, and with all the
impetuosity of his nature he resolved
to lieut ( i orge Sjieeduiim out of the
running, win the fair J)jllie mel her
b .ucy fir bis own, uiul live happy
en- id'ti r.
A:, Leopold sauntered through the
town a happy thought struck him. He
would send Mrs. Pearson a gift
s i nothing which would influence lur
to couiilciiunce Hie proposal he in
t'l.ded miking to her daughter lit the
Mirlie o.) oituuity.
What siioiild the "something" be?
A "oost. ?
No. That might suggest odious
Yes. That isth very thins; a tur-
)cy it should be.
Hi- immediately proceeded to put
' )i-m li-sifiii into execution, and after
examining a considerable number of
edu-n- gobbhis he ii mill v selected a
1 lie fat fellow eminently qualified to
arouse Mis. Pearson' housewifely ad
miration and mellow the heart of her
rotund little Npou.sc.
".fust give mea scrap of paper and
1 11 write you the address to which I
want it sent."
"Cil'tninly sir. Here you are, sir,"
find the shopkeeper handed Leopold a
Now, it chineed the poulterer's er
rand lad was one of those poetic little
souls, who, in accordance with the
eternal untitle ss of things, are to be
found in all parts nf the civilize I
fdebe, engaged in the most prosaic
and uncongenial occupations, and he
bud, in an idle moment, inscribed up
on the back fif the slip of paper a line
e.f Longfellow's which had taken bis
fancy. This inscription, however, es
"That will do capitally," said Lev-t-rton,
and he proceeded to write:
"No. 71 Trotterville terrace, Park
road. With Leopold Leverton's com
pliments." "There," said be, "that will do
I'll jmt pin it to the turkey. You'll
tend it at once won't you?''
"Iuiinodiut -ly sir," replied the
tradesman, briskly. "No. 71 Park
road, sir. Right sir."
Hy a curious coincidence-. -or it may
have be. u a fatality George Kpeed
luan strolled leisurely up, unseen by
Leopold, w ho walked oil' light hearted
ly befole him.
"Xn. 71 Park road!" said Spoed
jnnh, menially. What's Poly been
ordering for No. 71V"
He tune d and looked into the shop.
"What docs this weigh?" inquired
George, indicating the one Leverton
h id ju.sa purchased and which still lay
on the stall with the scrap of paper
"That one's Hold, sir. Here's one
that 'iid pets as twin brother to it."
" Ah," said ( ii'orge, perusing the lines
which hi', rival h id penned, "well,
weigh me that on '. "
Oddly tiioiig.li, the same happy
thought hud occurred to him which
h id been conceived by Leverton.
"Thank you sir. Where shall I
send it to?"
"Oh, I'll take it, thanks," replied
Spcedman. And straightway he
trudged off to Park road with bis bur
den: There was a puzzled look on his faco
lis lie picked his way through the
crowds of holiday makerii that throng
ed the town, and it Wiih still there
wheu, having left the shops and
throngs behind him. In' stopped for a
moment to light a cigar.
Hardly had lu proceeded a dozen
yard-t along Park roa I, however, when
the ( loud suddenly lifted.
"My ,loe! I l:uv- it !'' he exclaim.
ed hIouiI. with a gesture of satisfaction,
much to the surprise of a young lady
who chnnced to h-- pasiug him at thai
After relieving his fee huff's by the
outburst j lst recorded (ienrge Speed- ;
in u n quickened his pac and in a few
minute'- later wa . stiindimr in Ihe pre- j
sence of the fair 1 , -J 1 i Y. matt rual rebi- ,
tive, presenting with the most grarv- j
fill and iii: iimaliiig manner h" could
command, the unfortunate bird, which ;
he relied upon to wing him into a lav- j
oruhlc pootioii for laying -i-".re to the
What his success was m iy rea lily j
be sunni.-ed froi.i the fact that when,
iu response to Mi. Peai -mi's initii-j
turn, he miived later in ihe celling of j
the same day to dine with th-' family!
the good Jilt v in- t him at the h ill and i
wbispi red that Ihdlic w.i . id.. tie in tin
(ieorge ent !" I the room with n
quickly benting heart, and whatpas .ed i
tin re is li tt known to ..llienn 1 him- I
self, but it is a si jnili.'iint fuel that !
when, half an ho-ir Lit"", the young I
couple mi rued iu le.-poiis to the
i.ummon s ol the ditiiu-r gong lik!iie's!
cheL-ks w.-r in hi lik- th deep !
heart of a crimson rose and there ivn. :
an extrejiiely long silken hail' clinging i
to Georg"'s manly waistcoat. I
Just prior to the announcement of,
dinner Leopold Lev, rtoii had arrived j
in a condition of par dotialdo anxiety
as to the result of hi i stratagem. !
It was ibiiibtles- v iy conoid, rat" of j
Mrs. Peat-M.ii to keep him eii'.-iiged in (
I'onver-ntion with her. -lf iu order I
that the plivaey of tli , uior fortunate
gentlem-iii who h-i I com to who might j
b.' Iiliiliva b d. bu' h w:e, extremely 1
pel h xed and i ha rill d th.il Mr-.
Pearson made no ref- ieiiee to the su- j
"You will stay and take dimi'-r with
us. Mr. Levi -rtoiiV" s!ie s,:id. still
without mentioning hi- gift. It was j
passing .strange. I
"Thank you." h" responded mil- 1
Then a terrible fer took possesion ;
of his heart. Had the deab-r forgotten
or unlimited to s ,-nd th" bird - He 1
could benr the Hlspeli ie no longer. '
"1-uh - did - you ah- receive a
-turkey this afternoon, Mrs. Pear-,
son?" he stammered.
"Yes, in-led, and a fine one it is. !
All, there is the golig. Come, Mr. :
At that moment Spcedman entered I
the dining room with lollie leaning j
upon his arm.
"Mrs. Pearson -Mr. Pearson con
gratulate me. lollie has promised to .
b my wife." '
It was ti-orge who :-poke, with;
sparkling eyes and triumphant tone. '
L "opold c illld sjal'.'c li-lieve his e'ir.-.
"What?" h" cried, while I).,l!i..
hung !n r hi a I nil 1 blu -hed bew itch
ingly. "Yes. V iy I eoiigr ituliit" you on;
having resuin- d your engagement with I
Miis (iray?" niis-veied (ieorge. Mut
ing himself beside Dollie. j
"Win what do you mean?'' stum- j
luerc'l Poly, hopelessly bewild- red. i
"Oh. iiotliiug. Only I thoii'.'lit as'
ynii were sending th'-ni a turkev you'
must have" !
It wa - now ( b inge's turn to look ,
"I don't understand. Tie-re's some i
liii-take. I ordered one to lie sent
here, hoping Mis. Pearson would ac- j
" 1'he one I saw was uddn s,ed to
71," interrupted (ieorge, thinking he !
b 'gi:i to sje light. j
"Yes. This i-i 71, I noticed the :
number on the garden gate as I pa-sed j
this morning." j
"No," chini 'd in Mr. Pearson. '
"This is 171. I liotic d th" other day '
that the first figure win ulino-t wa .led
out. We must have it repainted. " j
"Then my turkey has gone wrong," i
exclaimed Leopold. "I must :,ee
about it." j
He was, as has been previously re
marked, an impetuous young m an. mid :
before the others could recover from i
their surprise hr was hurrying down
"Who lives at 71?" asked Mr. Pear
son after a short interval of silence.
"The (irivn," answered (ieorge
promptly. "Moved in last week."
Had li 'vertou st.iycd one moment
to reflect on Speeibnan's words it is
probable th.lt he would have sacrificed
a dozen turkeys rather than risk meet
ing the wrathful pater of his discm-ded
lady love, but so bewildered was he
that the possibility of such a contre
temps iievcrciitcred bis mind.
The advent of the fateful fowl, with
Leverton's note attached in the Gray
household had caused almost as much
bewilderment in that homestead dur
ing the att-'inooii ns Leopold was him
u if experiencing at that moment.
Mrs. Gray unpinned the scrap of
paper and read it.
" Why,. Laura, Launi !" she culled
running up to the room where her
daughter was drs si:jg for h walk.
"Mr. Leverton has sent ns n turkey !"
Laiirn let fail the brush she wn i us
ing and stood gn'ing ut her mother iu
silence. Then the color mounted to
her Cheeks., but she did lot .p.-ak.
Laura rend the lines mid returned
tin-paper. Sh" whs still strung l -lent,
and her moth -r nnxioii- 1 i have
an expression of opinion f'.eu some
one els trotted off down stairs it yra in
to consult Mr. (iray as t-i what should
lie done. Laura follow .1 In .1 elosi ly.
Mr. (iray took ihe slip of piper in
his own bands, road it er.refulJy, re
read it, and then turned il over ns
lliou'h seekmg further enlighten
ment. His eyes f'-ll upon the line which
had been written by the l id with thu
put 'tic soul :
1 l'i" d' ad pt l-ury its .Jen 1.
"1 tnj pose he lne.ms he would like
US Inlet bygones be hvgohis." replied
Mrs. (.iray. slowly. "l-m'l ymi tlrnk
s i Laura '"
"Yes," Miid Laura v rv soft 1 v.
Th' iifteinooii wore swiftly away. i
faint a. jm tizing odor uro.c from the j
liitcltt n and gradually permeated the
A - tini" p-ie-cdthisfuiu odor L'rn.bi
ally int-'ie ili'-d until at tie- hour wh -u I
L opold L.-verton. lining with heme i
dilliculty discovered tin- rial No. 71, J
punted opto lh 1: i'l do-.r thereof, the !
fai t that a tin key w.e, being prepared j
for ts:;'b- might have be: n ; ii'-ssed by I
nny chance passer who happ.-:e d to be
gifted with a critical dieei iiniii.iti.ui iu j
the way of odors. j
Stejis sounded in Ihe v-stibule, tlse I
handle rattled, th" door was thrown
oi en and a d.irk liguri- i-lood iu the '
.b i .may.
Poor l'o'y in his imj.etuosity hid
never thorn-lit of how he would ex-
I it i ii his errand, and now us licit sa
vory scent floated from behind that
dark figure and .-truck him lull with n
sudden warm gu t. In-begun to stani-iii-.-r
something about "a mistake" and
"a turkey." j
Mr. Gray, attributing his confusion
to tie-awkward predicament in which j
li-- found himself through hiving :
broken so shabbily with Laura and '
thinking, with au accession of that j
"good-will to all" which often comes !
iier men to hi Ip him out of his dilli
culty, put forth !iis hand and bill'
dragged Leverton into the house.
"There, there." he exclaimed,
"you're it strange fellow, but if you
can make it up with Laura all w II nml
"Mr. Gray." said Leopold, regain
ing the use of his tongue as his out
door garments were t-keii from him.
"it has all bei-ii u mistake.'
"Yes, yes." interrupted Mr. Gray,
"but you will tind Laura in hedraw ing
rooiu. Kxphiin it to her while dinner
is being served. '"
lie pushed th" unresisting young
fi How into the draw ingrooin. and him
self remaining nut-idc. closed the door
As Leverton entered a li ly rose
from the fanti nil upon which -hi: had
been seated. It v.a. Laura.
Somehow at sight of her stiinding
there, looking so fair and sweet in In r
i veiling eo. tuiiie, Iicopold torgot all
about the lady of the legacy, and a
sudden feeling of shame stole into his
h art and caused the warm blood to
ru -h up into his cheeks.
There was a mo i in 'ill's awkward pause
and then lie said bravely :
"Laura, I bate been a fool. (Yi;
you forgive tiie?"
"It was I who was to blame." she
murmured brokenly .
S i he dined oil' that erring turkey
after all, and that is how it comes
about that when (ieorge and Ihdlio
were married in tin ensuing summer
there was also a wedding from 71.
I lust, .11 Globe.
It's A Diver."
It was iu the It iliiin section of the
bib- nil Arts lluildiii", and I was look
ing at a line pi of armor well et
u;i, --helmet with vizor, breastplate,
greaves, etc. . u lieu n woman's Voice
behind me exeluilil' d ; " ft "s u diver.
I've seen Vm. Ain't he natural look
ing?" They wirre evidently nu Iderly coun
try couple, and she hud just caught
l ight of th' armor. I wondered w hat
the smith who had wrought with such
patient art would have said could he j
h ive heard the exclamation, and have
e'cli th" couple walk on perfectly sat
isfied thai they had s ell a diver, the
husband delighted with hi wife's
knowledge. The very resemblance
which made the mistake not nltoiret In r
inexcusable mude it all the funnier.
Iioiibtless amusing mistake like this
have counted up into the millions ut
the Fair: yet in spite of this,, it has
not failed iu it'i function as an tduia
I HHDREN'S (OH 1.
AMfEB I .T.
Mi All -e l'.vs ni -.
Bat it 1 wero she
An-1 had a Kito-L as vi:" ;ls null;.
I would gho her this Icir." . f W" and side,
li'iund ;is n ball and liglc as ,i f.-.jt h' r,
To keeji le-r dry in rainy w.-a l.
J ll-TO He0 I I' llt v f i Its
IV lie liulit.'.g I-.'-.
Vith noses kei-u and wli-diii-p -nd nail.
And see just the tips of th-ir lU in ; tails,
Th-'U stand wat-'li all duy t-.r 'Is ir dimi-T
Or witheiil, vvlii.'h i - !in'-l 1- r l"-nce-rs.
I p in tin; h. ! .
u l eat i-hi'-k. e. i.-.l i:e as
No kit .an 'Ik.-.v more v-h.-tv .s,
A butterfly ''..uldu't feel th" eluws
Well. s.,U,. mt) w-.irli Rliii.-. ile-rs its think
I -u-in .I., that when I'm doxins n-jd winking.
- K'ur I.itil" !"n and VV-. ii-ii.
a MovKry s svvr.L m;.
In the middle of Africa way in the
heurt of the country, v lu re no white
ma:i except th" sn at Mr. Stanley lias
ever gone -then- lives a family of
iq.es that have ems very lunch like th"
ears i-f n man. These ape... or monk
eys, are very large, and if y on were to
nee one of them a little way oil", per
haps leaning lejainst a lump-po-l. y.ei
would take him to be a ibirk-coiiipl.-x-ioiicd
rentl. man. with large i.irs and
The colored in- n of Ceiitial Africa
have a st'-ry which they 1,11 .ibo-H
tie " ii'i-s, mi l which they think ex
plains th" f-iet of their having ems
quite unlike tie- rest i. f their - r s.
They siv lint when tin- Great On
niiile the iii'lliiind put ih" aiiiiiiids
in th- e. nti- of Afi-ici. these
aju-s had lon-r, rivkward ears,
of which tln-y were very much
a. hrnned. ic- 1 h-y were intelli
gent en atuii s and .lid not want such
big ears. As years went by and the
family of api scoiitinued t" grow wiser,
their curs grew smaller, "lie day
there wusa meeting of nil the nionke; b
of the forest iiinl a terrible chattering
went tin all day and night, but tie -e
wis.- monkeys kept very quiet, listen
ing t -I nil that wa-siid. and Imping to
find out sum thing which they del not
know. And when the meeting whs
over and the next day h id dawned
tin ir cars were small and shapely
just like a man's Co--. This was their
reward for sileiie.-. - ' New Yol k
Last year Kitty live 1 ln the city
and bad only n bit of buck
yard to play in. She jr.-w so pah- und
thin thnt the doctor 1 1 grnvv and
slu o his head and s i ke of fresh air
and .siuishiiie rind si v. i,il other things
which are till Greek to many city
children. An Kitty is the only di.ugh
tei. iii ininn and jiuj.ii o-. 1 1 I not ntVord
to run any risks of 1o-i:i. h-r for the
sake of a few minute- m u-e on the
train every morning f..r jiapi and a
few matinees less for uanuma, so ihey
moved t-i the country. K'tty plnnte 1
the wee garden and grew fb.wt rs in
boxes on the window -ell of h-r sun
shiny bedroom. She became such a
gardener thnt teov : h has
the most lovely r..si ymi ever saw ;
they clamber all over tin- fei.ee and
greet you with their s-eit breath as
you enter the gate. Hut Kitty liv s in
the country ami th re are no end to
tin (lowers; after tin- r.i.i . are gone
other (lowers will come and the little
house is always in the midst of a bow
er of beauty and fragrance. Hut
somehow although Kitty i-. very happy
the beautiful gfei n country lnnki s her
think of her old home, of the hot. dir
ty slretts, the glaring sun and the
poor little sick children living ninl
breathing in small, crowded rooms in
the narrow streets.
It seems too much for one little girl
to have mi much to enjoy, so everv
week Kitly and her mother spend a
day in town. They co ne laden down
with (lowers. Great, towering bunches
of daisies, cowslips ami geraniums,
sweet jiins. cowslips and buttercups
and every lit hi flower that grows. She
ties tin m up with cord, and besides
sending them to several mi. sions.
where (lowers are given to the poor
people who attend it, they go them
selves to the hospitals.
What happy days those are for those
white cheeked, bright eyed little suf
ferers. The (lowers seem to bring
country air and freshness in their
bright colored bells, and the
children handle them lovingly, seem
ing to lijoy tllelil as they would some
beautiful, wonderful toy which they
felt was too good for them. The nurses
arrange a few in a cup of wat- r near
each bed and place th" large bunches
where every weary pair of eyes may
see them, and how fragrant and fresh
the air grows in those hot wards! and
how much easier it is to sleep in such
nir, ami tle-n wake to tiud the place
swei t w il h posies. This is what Kitty
did w itli lu r June roses this month.
So if you i-hoiild puss her little home
on the shady road near the river, you
will know why the tall, green bush"s
are bare and the window boxes emptv.
-i.New York Advertiser.
A South American Exhibit at the
War Clubs. Air Gun? ani Bows
rc- nr many different kinds of
war clubs among th" Indians of South
America. They range in si.e from n
Miiuil stick Hot much thicker than a
man's thumb and led iieTe than thi'-e
feet in length, to a six foot minister a
thick lis h sturdy saplinir. with an edge
lis sharp us a sword. Wli'ivv r "
sibh . the clubs are m i b' of iroiiwood,
but in many instances mahogany and
i bony are biibstitutej. They are only
brought iut-i play in short-runrrc fight
ing, and duriiig the Sjiani-h eoliqiiesl-ev.-n
th" liiiiil-shirted soldiers of Cas
tile n:e said to have wavered and
broken their lines wh- u eh U'ged by a
body of nitives armed with the-e wea
pons. S .no- of the club- i ii exhibition
in tin- anthropological building date
Kick to the times before th- conqu- st,
and mi i gin itive visitors ! um to be
able to see splashed ucio s the cne 1
imj 1- m- nts the b! 1 ,.f the conqin r-
( f blow-guns th -re i. re a 1 irg lunu
la t. These impli in nts ,,f w,ir are
tucked oil the wall at tie- south i lid of
the ..eel ion. Many of ticiu arc fear
lully tin 1 wonderfully m t dc. The
giant l-f the Coll... -ten is tell feet
1 ng. It is nude "f ii hollow reed, its
iiiie r surface earel'uiiy bor- d in order
to secure perfect smoothie-.
Wra;..i d around tin-otit-.id" of the
weapon is a rope mu le of ur-s tlbr .
Thi- wr iijnn.g extends fro;n one end of
the reed to the other.
It i.- le-Id in place by a gum fiund in
large qnniit itii s in Central and South
America. The 1-1 ivv-gun t.ipi rs from
the thickness of a little linger at th
mouthpiece to th" thumb at its stock
and is made of various color-, but the
shape is the same in all. With ihe.-"
weapons it is said that th" natives at
tain such a di glee of exj.ertuess that
tin y nre able b. hd small bird:! in th
tops of the hi: - in -ttre.s. Small gum",
such as ni bit s.iiiri-e!s and otic rnn
ituitls, nre shot while running. A
Sooli as n young native has laid aside
the swa Idling clothes of infancy he is
given a blow-gun and taught it uses.
The missile used is u short arrow
about us thick us an ordinary knit
ting - needle. 'lh" head of tln
ai row is wrapped with fibre
in or.br to balance it and at the same
time lill il J the bore of the gun. The
arrows are nude uf ironwnod or some
other hard wood of native growth.
Quivers hol'iii'fr about I mi) ui row s are
attached to the guns. Win n used in
war the arrows are ..teeped in n deadly
poison. This . ois ui is mude by a se
cret process mul the knowledge of its
ingredients is jealously guarded by the
mitivi s. Its i ti'ect is such licit the
slightest .--crutch from a poisoned pro
jectile causes almost iiistunt death. In
killing hug'- (gnme a less powerful
poison is u -ed. Win n n deer or other
animal is killed that portion of the
body around th" arrow is cut away,
thereby removing the poisoned flesh.
Tic lest is sniil to be perfectly whole
Mime. Hows and arrows also enter largely
into the uiake-uji of a South American
exhibit. Like tic other implements,
the bows are tiisliii.ii.il in grades cor
responding to the native's rank and
circumstances. Tiny- nre usual ly
liboiit live feet in length. I lit wooden
pa -t is mil' If from a lough springy
te d of the bamboo family which
grows along the in irsh lands. The
tendon of soine annual or the libre
from some plant suflices for a string.
Arrows are made of heavy wood, some
times pointed to give them penetra
ting power. There are but u few of
these, however, even iii the most irim
itive i. ieeiiueus on exhibition. Most
of tin in nre fitted with iron and flint
Thc.-c heads are shaped in much the
same manlier as the ones used by the
North American Indians. They nre
triangular in form, verging toward a
point nt the end. The haft is feath
ered with j.luniage of gorgeous hues.
There nre arrows of all sizes and de
scridioiis. Those used for small game
are lighter thiiii the ones used for war,
ninl, us in the case of the blow-guns,
tin re is a dill'erence in the degree of
poisoning processes through which
tln-y nre put. - Chit-ago Pecord.
Water mid Disease.
Tanpiire water hould not be used
for any ilnm -tie purpose. When only
impure w.it. r is to be h id, it i honld in
a'l eases b purit'i I In fore use.
P'oilinc i - 1 bo umst common method
of rendering innocuous or sterile any
wati i i u -ipccteil or known to contain
m-.t 'ri-d which might produce discuses
I cfinveyable by wm.r, sm-h ns ty phoid
fever or eh dt ra.
11 is ic; uiH-om:r.isn to hoir people
h ty, "We do md fear cholera because
w. boil nil our drinking witter." Yet
It h. :ufe t .. sny that half of those who
give orders to have the water boiled,
nud tven of those who th- ni-t Ives nt -
tend to its Kuling. drink wiit -i f'-i'in ,
v.- -els rinsed with uiiboih d witter. !
11 is lain that th" good e fleets of
boiling the water winch is to be Use
f..r dunking pei pos. s a---lost if tl.
pitch. -r. or th- -dud. or the milk enu,
or tic milk jug has b-.v n rinvl with ;
unboiled w.it.-r. i'Le- boiling of water ;
is un excellent precaution, but thu use
of boded WMt-r shmil I be extended. I
Of the watt r in the household, the
proportion .! v oti d to drinking pur- '
i,.s.s is relntivily small. In the- :
!:ite!i -n w.tt-.-r i.t used for washing veg- j
' aid. . and salads, for rin-nig dish".'- ;
Del t.l'di-W.ire. Ollf or two gel'llisi't j
di - .i -e clinging' to the sides of a vessel j
into which milk lets afterward b.-ia ,
potiiid. may lin-1 the milk an excellent
-oil in which to grow and propngnte ,
the'r species. j
l'loiu food which lias been subjected
to roa-tiag or b -iling. or to any lhor- ;
oiegh co .king th-re is nothing to f.-ar. j
l'r un -o .k. -l food-and from fluids
danger is p:is-i.ie. h ii 1 in th'"- proofs
of tie ir jt. j ar.. tioii th y should be j
g larded f rom every pos-ihlu stcirce
I coiii, immatioii.
In time of un e.!deiriie milk should,
always b- -ubj.-ci.-d to boiliii;. or ;
steaming before it is used. I
'The us,-of any of fi lilt rs which
lire fastened to faucets oil the pipes of I
tic city water supply, it is perhaps
needless to say. does led afford the j
s'ighest protection against disease '
Water which cont.iius mineral im
purity or. indeed, an appreciable quan
tity of organic mutter, should not bo '
us-d under any cireiiiusiauces.
Youth's Coin). union. j
Exiierb'iife With A natllesnake
The wife of n lumberman named
Williams, ti n few days ago had n lmv
il and ten li ving experieiict w it n a rut
tb snake. The Willniui-oiis live In-iir
L .In- Cirirl- s. in Louisi:ina, in n small
cabin on Luke Calcasieu, the waters
li ; 1 vicinity of which are pb-utiful
b:ee "ling gioiind:- for the-e and other
venomous reptiles. Mrs. Williamson
had left her six-inonths-old baby
it -lt-r- i in the cradle m ar tin open door
for til" sak" of the breeze, and wa -going
about her household business,
when she huppt ried to approach the
little bed to look at h.-r child to see if
it still slumbered Coinfoi tubly. nud
to her horror saw u line of mottled
green ninl black nestb'.l close to tlm
form of the peacefully sleeping little
one. The ugly head was raised mi l
resting on th" child's arm with the
eyes keeping drowsy watch over it.
The mother sank n- aily fainting nn
the floor; but with n parent's bravery
realized that tin- snake must be dis
lodged nt nny cost to herself, as nt the
first or slightest movement of the bnbe
the cruel fllllgs might be buried ill its
llcsh. It vviis necessary nlso to act
with speed, so firming herself with a
pistol belonging to her husband, she
suddenly bei.t ov-t-r th" cradle, and
with one rnpid gesture luid hold of the
snake by the end of its tail, and ns
suddenly gave it a jerk which honied it
i r the side of tin- bed and on to the
(loor. The crcut arc made at In r with
uplifted bead, loillldillg its dreadful
rattle lis it coiled close to her feet.
Hilt niiiiiug steadily she put n ball
through its body, and although it.
again fried to attack ln-r, she tired
again and succeeded in killing it. An
t died it tiling it s 1 f upon lcr foot nud
struck the shoe w ith its fangs, but it
wu-. only the death ngoiiy. nud tint
blo-.v served only to entangle it III tilt"
tie of the sho '. to which it was still
clinging when lur husband reached
her, having heard the shots and run
ning to her assist nice,- New Yor
(Jiierii Victoria's Favorite lliu-se.
Jessie, the Queen's favorite old rid
ing ni'ire, was found p lucidly standing
in n solitary loose box, wiirmlv
wrapped in rugs, her own nuturnl coat
being like very thick, soft black plush
With her splendid c-mt. sdky mane nnri
tail, lofty eii-si nml soft mild eyes, sh
looks worthy of her royal mistress, re
murksthc London Idler. Jessie's podi -grce
is not given, but shevvasbred liea
Haimornl. She isabout lo bunds.'! inches
in height, black ns a coal, nml with pe
culiar white markings on forehead nnj
back. She is now twei.ty-six or twe;-ty-s-'vcli
years ohl, and, until the last
twelve months, has carried Her Majes
ty for many years. Th" Queen isstiited
to be very fund of Jessie, who, nl
thoiigh now, from old age, pnst work,
is invariably sent to the Castle for in
spection w hen Her Majesty is at Windsor,
I A Little Love Song.
I The world, my dear, hath millions
I It gold climbs to ilia ski s ;
Jj.it one tln-re is liuth trillions
j The light thy d'-ar eyes!
Iiear eyes! that lire su tender,
I X" riches .-au repine"
fine gl-'ion "I tln-ir hrigiit sj.lendor--
The siin-hni" ef thy fice!
Ihe world, tnj d.-nr. with wonders
May wake thy vv:!d surprise,
ftut shine iiiievi- its thiuid' rs
'J'he rainbows of thine eyes!
i Tie.-ir eyt s ' ihat are " tender
I That iiaht the years !- );
Cne ray "f i'e ir rare -plcndor
Mnk". .-a nil N lie.iven fvt mc'i
The vvrld. ir v ' 'Tis JreanilDS
1.0 ! I.'.v. .ireii'ii d- ni. s.
I wake : th. i is str -icning
I'-right froi'i thy Is-u'iteoiis eyes'
P.-ur t-yes! th- kind- the sj-l-ndi t
Fa I over l.i el an 1 s".i.
SdlllK' Soft, till llf. i- ended --
shine wf t. di-nr i t- s. f. r r,.p'
l ii.e-s I., s :.vm-.n in Atlanta Cen-titltion.
A billiard Kill oft gi -s n kiss for a
Jl.-r-i- I ' il r : "I always pick rr.j
customer." Frietitl : '! wu.-told that
yoll sklllle 1 tilt 11!."
A eat in .y look nt it king, but sho
wants to l iipb -',!: t y. s .p..-ii when
she looks nt u family lmb-l janitor.
Hegg ir - "Could y -. i si are me a
trifle, kind : lith m::n? got fivu
little children nt In in all twiic !"
"Oil, tit' Tl'nt's n tramp scheme."
"Tniuij. .- le-lii. ? What th" ilt-UC do
you ijn :t ii )-y a tramp :elj":n-?" "Oh
it won't vt. . k. "
It is ii.t r -ting to s.-e how .nrry
the lnan v iio went t j the country for
a vacntioii and tin-man vvho stayed at
home lire !'. r each oile r.
When lh-' milletmiiim coinea tho
bather who ki i is mi- foot on the bot
tom will quit telling her friends she
has really I'-arned t- - swim.
'it rea' Ci-.ar." il;---.ig!tt tic fisherman.
I it-Mil- '' vv.e-ers bin".
J only w.-ii lh" !l-'i would Li:-.
Aslhe-' 111. .s.)i: lti.es d..."
The familiar n ivice. "Let dogs do
light to balk nud bite," is perhaps tho
only instant en l i cord where n dog
tight has b-. ejl elieiiuruged by th-3
"How does Ilempste-r alw.iys mnn
age to looksocool thistiw ful w t atlier?"
"He makes out a loiiu'l. -t of the things
In '11 ltiive to buy next winter, nud it
nearly gives him it chill."
IhiirymnTi. to applicant for situ
ation "You have hud experience,
have you?" Applicant---"Oh, yes,
Mr. I'rviu." "On which side of the
cow do you sit to milk?" "The out
side, sir. "
Tailor--"You pronii.ed me faith
fully yesterday morning that yon
would call in and settle for 1lint suit
hist night, if it rained pitchforks."
Gus IV Smith - "Yes. J know: but it
didn't ruin pitchforks."
Mr. Chimpanzee "That ostrich cuts
enough for two birds. What do you
suppose makes it f o greedy , Mrs. ('.?''
Mrs. Chimpanzee - "I bi-a'd tho
keeper say it sw allowed a .;iir i .f strong
ey t -gln.-ses ye-ti r.l.iy. and tlcy magni
fy its appetite."
1 never liked pet tumi d leoj-inrds,
and I will only warn young oliiivrs iu
India against keeping them as pets.
They may be very vtjl behaved to
their musters, but when a visitorcomes
to call, not knowing anything about
the existence of a leopard iu the house,
it is very uiij. h as int to him to find a
huge beast coining snillilig up to him
and riiiiiug its nead us if to lick his
face. The visitor is probably seated
j "", (1 ,I',i,'n' '''" r,1"", l,n'-
the servant who introduced him has
gone oil' to call his muster, who is said
to be dressing or bathing.
I n -lie nib. r an exceedingly bad
quarter of un hour that I spent in a
certain subaltern's bungalow with a
stringe leopard as my only eoiujianion,
for the servant did not eonie buck to
the drawing room, as he bud il holy
horror of the leopard on his own ac-
I noil, it Whell lit Ills) 111V V.. Mil" fliellll
appeared he could hardly believe that
any one could be nfraid of such a
harmless, playful animal as his leop
ard. I thought otherwise, nnd did
not repent my call. Ilefore the end
of n mouth this leopard bit his own
tnnstcr of course in piny ; but tho
warning was taken, uud the master
had the skull ' nd skin very handsome
ly set uj as a souvenir of bis old pet.
Longm ui's Magazine.
Thing's Would lie lMfTcrent.
Proud Young Woman. - "No I I
wouldn't marry you if you were tho
last miin in the world."
1'otid Youth (rejected but not crush
ed) -"You can bet your sweet lifo you
wouldn't 1 I M have too good nu assort
ment to select from, ( 'hicngei Tribune.