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Strlotly In Advinu.
Wo ire as mendicants who wa!i
Along the roallde in the sun.
Tatters of yesterday and shreds
Of morrow clothe us every one.
Aud Home are dotards, who bellavo
And glory la the days of old ;
While some are dreamers, harping ("till
Upon an unknown ago of gold.
Hopeless or witless ! Not one heeds,
As lavish Time comes down the way
And tosst-s in the suppliant hat
Ono groat new-mluted gold today.
But there be others, happier far,
The vagnbondish sons of Ood,
Who know the by-ways and the flowers.
And eare not how tho world may plod.
They Idle down tho traffic lands,
And loiter through the woods with spring.
To them the glory of tho earth
Is but to hear a bluebird sing.
They.too re-eiv rah one his Day ;
Hut their who heart knows many things
Beyond tli satliiR of desire,
Ahovo the dignity of kiugs.
One I remember kept his coin.
And lugliln. Hipped It in the nir ;
Hut wlirtii two strolllmr plpe-pl:iyers
Came by, ho tossed it to the pnlr.
Spendthrift of joy, his ehildlsh heart
Panned to their wild outlandish bars ;
Then supp Ties he laid him down
Thnt night nnd slept beneath tho stars.
- Bliss Carman.
One Woman's Judgment.
BY M D E f j M. THOMPSON,
In a pleasant room, where tho soft
glow of a shaded lump oist its warm
light, worn two peojlc, ft man ond a
woman. The woman was twenty, per
haps, and tull ami slender. Her face
was unusually 2retly, with its round,
girlish outlines, and the sweet curves
of tlio mo.ith ; but the gray eyes wi re
thoughtful uud dreamy, telling of the
exalted idyll's nnd noble purposes that
are ours in tho spriugtimo of life.
Tho tuitn stood near lur, loukiug
(1 iwii with it gentle yet n mil sod smile.
Ho whs thirty or more, nml his face
hiuted of battles fought nml won, of
manhood which had struggled will:
the world nml yet retained its tender
ness. "What is it, Ruth? What is this
terrible something which may come
bitwcou us and separate us forever?
Tell me, and let me show you th:it it
is made only of April snows, aud will
writ awny, "
"You mustn't trent it so lightly,
Richard," she answered, with a
troubled look. "It's a very serious
question, nud one which is growing iu
importance, nod wo women must do
our duty nt nny cost. Miss lingers
told me that."
"Oil, bother Mi-is Rogers. I beg
your pardon, but what h is that esti
tnahle old maid to do with us? What
is the question, Ruthie? Yon quite
miike my hair stauil on end when you
cull be R chard in that tone."
" 'Dick' is much t o frivoloup,''
she said, "and Miss Rogers is n very
intellectual, advanced woman, nnd a
fi ieti I of mine."
Tbero was an absolute sileuco for n
n'.ouieiit, then Ruth observed :
"I think 'indeed' is Mich a horrid
word. I wish you wouldn't fling it at
"I am sorry. I suppose. I should
linvo said of course. See here, Ruthie,
I want to know about this barrier af
fair." "Well.lliehnrd.it's this," she begati,
folding her hands primly in her lnp,
nud studying tho pattern of the car
jiet. "I want you to think, to
think over your wholo life you
know whnt mine has been and see if
there is nny thing in your past yon
could not tell me, anything you would
liot bo willing to have paralleled in
my past. Indeed, I am serious no,
don't try to stop mo. I'll give you
iiftcou mi n lit os to think about it."
There was n rustle of silken petti
costs, nod R; ii rd was nloiie. He
stared absently into the fire, and grad
ually his fnco changed nnd har.'e .id.
His mouth grew set nnd stern, ami the
liueP, which had tcirccly been
visible, deepened and muliplied.
The moments passed, the cloek
ticked on, one of the logs on the lire
broke and fell iu showers of sparks.
Again there was the swish, hwisli of u
woman's skirts, nnd the trend of
slippered feet. He turned to her
"Do you mean," ho said stein'y,
"that if I cannot truthfully say that
my whole pi nt is jit-d aud pure and
white ns your own, you will retract
y.mr promise ? That you will break
with me? '
"It's my duty, Richard," she an
swered, nervously twisting her ringf.
"Then listen. There are things iu
my pa-t which I am thankful you can
never know. My life has not been
bliuneli , free from siu ; it has been
along, hud f!,'lit, with many blows
giveu nml received. I know this, vim r
ever tiuitt I have bu beaten, J ljuve
riseu with new strength, nnd with
greater kuowlodge of tho battle I was
waging. I see that you hnvo judged
mo that in your heart you havo al
ready told mo to go. Yon stand there
and j idgo mo. You! What dan you
know of sin of t .'inptation? You.who
from childhood havo been shielded
from any knowlodge of the world,
whose purity hai 1joii carefully
guarded, whoso life has boon lived
among tho poop o whoso every thought
is for you and of you? Whit can you
know of it man's life, of the siu that
surrounds him everywhere, of the
tempmtions resisted as well as thoso
yio'ded to? Do you not know that
there is no strength in mero inno
cence untried virtue? With ft tern
tation overcome, a sin repented of,
comes tho only real strength of man
hood or womanhood ; and I am a
purer man today, worthier of you in
every renp.'ct, than I was ten yoars
ago, when there was nothing in my
past which might make you shrink
from m . My love is n purer love,
less selfish, than I could havo offared
to youthen. Oh, H ub, you cannot
know the bitterness of repeutence.the
niiguish of self contempt, nor the
somber strength which it brings !
Homo day, perhaps, you ni.iy know
aud understand. " He pausod; then, as
sho mad no reply, threw back his
"I see your decision," liocontinued.
"If this is what you call your love
yon may keep it. Croud night. "
He closed the librory door behind
him, and stood alone iu the great,
dimly lighted h ill. Oao of tho rugs
was twisted, and he stooped mechani
cally, lo Htr.iighteu it us ho buttoned
"What's the use iu telling any
woman the real and candid truth?" he
mutt'jred, and turned to go J but
somo one called in ft half-choked
"Oh, Dick, come back."
Sho stood in tho doorway with both
her long white hands stretched out to
him in pleadiug invitation.
"You uro right, Dick," sho faltered.
"I daro not judge you !" Muusey's
It might be rush to pronounce that
anything isl -yoiid the photographer's
ai t. TS 1 1 L the coinmnn c ition just
made to tho Puris Aea.leuiio de
Medicine by Dr. Baradnc is so osiouish.
ing that if he had nude it beforo Dr.
Roentgen hud rendered his discovery
public, very few people would have
been inclined even to inquire, into
the matter. Indued, Dr. Bwaduo
affirms he has tsuecjedod iu photo
graphing thought, and he hus sbowu
num-rous photographs in proof ot
His usual method of proceeding is
Fiimp'c enough. The persm tthose
the'gut is to bo photographed outers
a dark room, places his hand on a
photographic plate, and thinks in
tently of tho oljict the iinuijo of
which h-i wishes to see pro.lucjd. It
is stated by those who have examined
Dr. Baradiic's photographs that most
of them are very clou ly, but that a
few arc comparatively distinct, rep
resenting tho fenturos of persons
and the outlines of things. Dr.Bara
due goes further, nnd declares that it
is possible to produce ft photographic
image nt a great distance.
Iu his communication to the Acade
mic de Medicine ho relates that Dr.
lot rate, when ho whs going to Cum
pana, declared ho would appear on a
photograph ie plate of his friend, M.
ll.imli.ii, nt Rneharebt. On August 1,
189:1, M. Hauler: at Bucharest went
to bed with a photographic pinto ou
his feet and another at his head. Dr.
Istrato went to sleep at Campann, at a
distance of about three hundrod
kilometres from Bucharest, but before
closing his eyes, ho willed with all
his might that his image should ap
pear mi the photographic plato of his
friend. According to Dr. Bnraduc
that marvel was accomplished. Jour
nalists who havo examined tho photo
graph iu question state that it consists
iu a kind of luiniuo.ts spot on the
photographic plate, in tlio midst of
w. i s i can be traced the profile of
a man. London Standard.
A man who answered n matrimonial
advertisement iu a X-w York daily
paper whb o-dotinded when he con
fronted a remarkably aged aud tough
"Are you tho young widow who ad
vertised in th-) World that she desired
to make the acquaintance of a gentle
man of culture and refinement?''
"I am," was the reply.
"Well, how long is it since you
have been a young wid'iw. "
"F.v. r since you wero a gentleman
of culture aud red. lenient"
Then he bade her adieu,
(Jetting Into Parliament.
In the Urst place, the initial cost of
obtaining a seat in tho House of Com
mons is always great. Candidates arc
obliged, by tho corrupt practices net
of 188.1 (which has fined a. muximuiB
scale of electioneering expenses, vary
ing in amount accordiug to tho extent
and chamotcr of the constituency) to
furnibh a return of their expenses;
and, according to a bluo book ou the
sul j ct issued in connection with tho
general election of 1892 it appears
that close ou a million of money wan
spent by tho ,1,307 candidates who
fought for seats in tho House of Com
moos in that electoral campaign.
Tho averago expenses of th) 070
successful candidates were about
$3,500 each. Rut that docs not, as a
rule, reprosent a third of the financial
cost of the honor and dignity of the
ofiioo of Member of Parliament. Bo
foro tho contest takes place, the con
stituency has to bo "nursed" with the
view of obtaining tho good-will and
support of the electors. "Nursing"ii)
a very expensive process. Many n
man has spent from 85,000 lo 25,000
a yenr for two or even five yoars be
fore tho general election in tho con
stituency he aspires to represent. A
newspaper has often boeu ruu by n
prospective candidntoat a tremcudous
loss, ostensibly for tho laudable ob
ject of supplying tho electors with
news, but really to keep prominently
beforo them the virtues of the man
who is wooing ihsir suffrages, aud tho
grandeur nud magnificence of the
political principles he supports.
The Betol Nut.
Tho uso of tho betel nut among tho
Hindoos of India is declared to be al
most general. Tho nut grows on n
tall palm. B. fore being chewed it is
wrapped in n betel leaf, which grows
ou a vine and has nothing more to do
with the betel nut than cream has to
Jo with strawberries. Tho chewing
of tho nut increases the flow of saliva,
nud as tho resultant juices oro rod, it
make) tho cbewer apparently spit
blood. Matty of tho public buildings
iu India aro painted ted several feet
from the ground, so that the expecto
rations of the betol nut cliewers will
uot be so noticeable.
The devotees of the betel-nut chow
ing habit claim to derive ijttich com
fort and enjoyment from it without
any deleterious effects. The Mohnme
tan religion condemns spirits, nud
Brnhminism forbids anything that in
toxicates or stupefies. No great re
ligion condemns tho betel nut, and it
may bo used by all. Xo Enropenu;has
ever been known tc acquire tho habit,
and its soothiug effects, if such it has,
affect only the Hindoo constitution.
The nut is used as an ingredient in
a populir tooth-powder, nnd it is said
to hardeu the gums. It has no further
utility except in India, where it is
grown iu immense quantities purely to
"There is in Tennessee ft family of
threo sisters which presents some of
the most startling peculiarities imag
inable," said a gentleman from tho
state iu question who is staying at ono
of the Xew Orleans hotels.
"The three sisters live together on
a farm, their sole means of subsist
ence, and work early aud lato to earn a
livelihood. Two of thorn work in tho
field ; tho thir l docs tho cooking and
other housework. There is but ono
period of the year when any membor
of the trio has anything to soy to any
other member. All during the wiuter,
spring, aud mmmer they go about
their business with the seal of silence
on their lips. When fall comes and
tho crop is harvested they break tho
silence, and then only to quarrel over
tho division of tho proceeds. When
each has succeeded in getting all thnt
sho thinks po.iblo silence reigns
again until the next harvest time. Tho
sisters have iimdo a namo for them
selves. They are known far nud near
as tho Mcaf-aud-duuib' triplets, al
though this title is scarcely appro
priate." New Orleans Times-Demo-crab
A Tree of Iron,
At a recent meeting of the Academy
of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia
Professor Carter gave an account of a
wonderful tree-trunk discovered in a
sandstone quarry ii Montgomery
County, Pennsylvania. It is ten
inches thick sni eighteen feet long,
aud has been turned into iron through
a natural process of substitution, by
which tho wood has been replaced
with iron hematite derived from tho
Hand. This ii analogous to the trans
formation into agate undergone by
formerly submerged tree-trunks in
Arizona and the Yellowstone Park.
The chief of the Loud in fire brigade
receives $4, 600 & yeur aud quarter
Feast of Lantern a on a Sacred Isl
and in Japan.
A Splendid Speotacle In Honor of
a Japanese Victory-!
Describing a sojourn on Miysjima,
a picturosqiie Japaneso idiiud, u con
tributor to tho Century Magazine
One drowsy noon the towu crier
Ctimo to tho door, clapped two pieces
of wood together, and iu a long chnut
besought all people of Miyojlmi to
como to tho tomplo for "speak-meeting"
ut two o'clock that day nud for
tho five succeeding days, to hear read
the official uews from tho army in
Coren. We sont our agent to listen
for us, and our erratic and only Itiud
zuka returned breathless, to toll, in
excited Japaneso Knglnh, nud jrgon,
of tho victory of tho Ileijo. We hftd
intended to make a farewell offering
to tho temple to secure an illumina
tion as a fitting cloio to our stay in Ar
cadia, aud hero was ou opportunity.
In the shortest time Iuud.uka was
speeding back to the temple to boiccch
tho high priest to havo tho thouinud
oil-saucers of the lanterns tilled at once,
the illumination to begin at dusk, with
out waiting for the midnight high
The priests shook their heads at
such au irregularity, such a disregard
of ancient custom ou short notice.
"But this is an American matsuri.aud
iu honor of tlu Heijo I How can
you say you have any custom for such
an illumination. And when did you
ever illuminate at any tide for a bat
tle won iu Corea? " Aud the high
priest said, "Surely, surely 1 Yes, for
Beikoku America and tho Hoijo wo
can do it." And tho circle of eagle
eyed, excited priests (.prang delight
edly to begin preparations.
Our joyous sendo was at the temple
steps with the sampan as usual before
the sunset hour, ami ho hail not
pushed off until ho let us kuow that
tlio village was agog at tho double
news of victory and the honorablo il
lumiualioii. We could seo tho lay
brothers nil nlong shore filling tho
oil-saucers, laying wicks, and panting
fresh papurs on tho till stone lumps;
and wheu wo sculled back, long alter
sunset, lights had begun to twinklu
under the teiuplo caves. A lantern
came forth and went bobbing nlong
the water-line, stopped a moment, and
ii Becotid light shone forth, theu ft
third and a fourth, find so on along
shore, as the lamplighter went his
Soon tho whole curving bay from
headland to headland was outlined in
living lights that gleamed double aud
wavered in long reflections toward ns;
and the temple was a great set piece of
fireworks, each shriuo n sun-goddess's
glowing cave, with tho many jeweled
pyramids of votive candles. Tho
spectacle lasted iu full splendor for
more than an hour, th; villagers
flocking alongshore, trooping through
the templogallerios.iind dr.fting about
iu boats to watch tho splendid spec
tacle. Then lights dropped out here
nnd there, and tho glow of tho rising
moon made tho firmament pale; but
even when the shore-lino was lost in
darkness, Itsukushima's inner shrine
by the sen was still aglow with votive
Tho next morning tho village offi
cers called "to thank your spirit" in
celebrating Japan's victories ; the high
priest sent sacred gift-papers filled
with rice, and asked for tho honorable
names in full, that they might bo
written nmong the temple's contribu
tors; and when he went to tho villugo
every one bowed and made pretty
speeches about the American ma'ts iri.
Weeks later ft Tokio artist wroto in
his quaint idiom that ho had heard of
my "favorably presenting a great
deal of money to tho temple, praying
for the war, and lighted the thousand
lamps of Miyajima for tho war. I
seen it iu our Japan newspapers."
Surely never did one obtain so much
pleasure and glory by au expenditure
of four yeu (two dollars la United
A I)7 anil M.mkey Fight.
A score and more of people at Mun
cie, I iid., were t he involuntary witnesses
of one of the funniest rights to a finish
imaginable. A monkey belonging to an
Italian escaped from its confinement
and was ambling along the street w lieu
it was attached by a large yellow dog
of mongrel breed. For i-cversl second
there was such a bliuding rush of dust
that the spectators could scarcely seo
which was ahead, but finally the
monkey broke away and sealed up a
polo close at hand while tho dog
established himself ut the foot and
bayed loud and angrily.
The monkey chattered ia several
dialects, running up nnd down, and
nil tho time keeping n wary eye on its
enemy. Finally it began to slowly
slide down the pole, and, coming
within range, it bouu led plump on
the dog's bae'.t, and with teeth and
claw, made tho hair fly. The dog
jumped anit howled an I shook him
self the crowd yelling hoarse shouting
"(lo it, Tige," "Hold to hiui.Monk.''
The dog finally flopped over on its
back, dislodgiug tho monkey, which
again bounded up tho pole;
By this timo the dog was crnied
with rnge and pain, and it made
herculean efforts to reach its chatter
ing enemy, who ngaiu brought into
play the sumo tactics as before. A
second time it landed squarely ou tho
dog's back, aud there was a repetition
iu which teeth nud clans played a
leading role. This round icKiilted in
ft complete victory for tho "monk,'1
tho dog eventually Unhorsing his
enemy by rolliu.j over, aud then
bounding to his feet and running
away as fast as his legs could carry
him. The monkey chased hira for a
fow yards and then returned to the
pole satisfied with results. Cincin
Oritrin of "The Blue Danube.'
It was originally written on n pair
of cuffs. It was the linen culf and the
ipiick thought of the woman who w ire
it that gave us one of tho prettiest of
the tuneful Srrauss' wall.?'. Joh itiu
Strauss and his wife were ono d i.y en
joying a stroll in the park at Sehoiiau,
when suddenly the composer ex
claimed: "My dear, I have a waltz iu
my head ; quick, give mo a
scrap of paper or an old en
velope. I must write it down before
I forget it." Ala"! After lunch rum
maging of poc'.tuts it win found that
neither of them bad a letter about
them not even a trd rsuiau's bill.
Strains music is considered light, but
it weighed ns heavy us lead on his
bruin until hi cmiM transfer it to
paper. His despair was pathetic. At
last a happy thought struck Fran
Strauss. Shu held out n snowy cuff.
The composer clutched it eagerly, uud
iu two minutes Unit cull was manu
script. Its mate followed, still the in
spiration was incomplcb:.
Strauss was frantic, and was about
to make a wild dash for home, with
the third part of h:s waltz ringing
uncertainly in his head his own
iinen was limp colored calico when
suddenly his frau b -thought herself
of her collar, and in an instant the
remaining birs of "Too BIuj Din
ube" decorated its surface. -Toledo
A Inur.Ycni-Olil Trick Rider.
If Master Feniier Ho lgins conti
nues as he has begun, ho is going to
bo the star trick rider of tho world.
He is only four years old and is tin
expert rider, but that is uot what is so
remarkable about him.
He doesn't take the trouble to wait
until he gets his win el out on the
street before ho mounts it. His father,
says the American Wheelman, lives on
St. Charles avenue, Xew Orleans. The
boy mounts his wheel inside the house
aud rides down a hulf-do.-Mi steps to
the sidewalk, and then jumps from
the curb into the street, a distance of
about n foot. And the charm about it
is that he does it all with th-; abandon
of nn old trick rider.
He does other astonishing things
also. He cau ride on one pedal, out
of the sad He, and co.tsts while kneel
ing on tho saddle, with arms folded in
front of him.
His little sister, three years old, can
steer a wheel ns well as any one. He
puts her up in front of him on his bi
cycle and dismounts nud takes her oil
Shoe Manufacturers and Bicycle.
"Talk about the street railways los
ing by the advent of the bicycle," says
n shoo salesman, ' I think it is the
shoe manufacturers. Of course.there
is a dem md for bicycle shoes, and that
practica ly opens a new market ; but
it must be n limited market when it is
considered that one pair of such slim s
will outlast three pairs of ordiuiry
foot coverings, uot because the shoos
are better, but because they are not
subjected to the Kcudliiig wear of the
other. Peoplo ridetoand from their
work all the tune now, where they
form :rly walked, or on bad ro.i 1- iu
the cars. If a person wants to go
around tho corner ho will get oa his
wheel instead of walking, as he once
did. It is these thousands of step-t
that ho saves that save the shoes and
make tho Bhoemun's hoart sa l." New
Sin Saw I In I'oint.
Beggar P. ens , Mister, gimme u
D.ide Aw , go w ay ! I haven't any
iiini lady smiles, aud dude doesn't
fitranje Freak of Nature in a New
Apples and Pears Turned to
Stone by Spring Water.
Near Xew l'ork City, in I'.oekland
county, is a pretty village where many
summer guests iind their way for rt
few weeks of absolute (juiet ami rest.
The Hudson river runs close by its
shore-, making boatil.'g nnd bathing
possible, helico boarding houses Pre
numerous, but only one so far has
been divcoverol which can boast of ft
distinctive and curious freak of na
ture. A spring whoso veins seem to go
zit;Zig in every direction petnlies any
object with which it come in contact.
Close to the kitchen door, spreading
its wide limbs laden with fruit in sea
son, crows an apple tree.
The gnarled branches almost sweep
the ground, and the fruit thereon first
revenii d the phenomenon. It o hap
pened the o Aiier of the place wittbel
to utilize this water, more like spark
ling wine without the "heady" effect.
It was valuable to him as nu induce
ment to Secure summer guests.
Iigiug began in the early fall, ond
befure the well could bo cemented and
built .lack l'rost set iu and work had
to be abandoned until springtime. An
old basket in which fiuit nearly de
ci.ved was carelessly thrown stood
near the kitchen entrance uud hap
pened to be upset, falling into the
place whoro the well was to be built.
Without the slightest idea of any
luminal clement or peculiarity in tho
water, the excavation ni temporarily
coveted with ashes aud earth. The
result has been that tho fruit has come
out petrified. When the work wus re
sumed, no ono at first noticed this cu
rious manifestation of nature.
As is almost always the case, the
stupidest man on the place, in regard
to .science, discovered what he thought
to be very well preserved fruit, until,
taking it from the shovel, tho weight
seemed like stone.
Tho apples retain-'d tin coloring
perfectly.as did the lemons and pears,
for that matter, but the blush of tho
apple remained in a:i id no.st remark
able manner. Th -sam-.' decayed CuU
ditiou also showed quite perfectly,
niiilun,' everybody around at tho timo
doubt the authenticity of the state
ment that it was pjtriticd fruit.
Seiciiti-ts were consulted. The
proprietor wished to find out tho
truth if pos-iule, and every test wap
made to subs. initiate the first surmise.
Scientists decided that tho fruit wag
petrified, and the workmen felt they
woul I rather not work ou the place,
fearing all sorts of accidents to limb
and life. Then many wild rumor
spread. One was that a man who had
gone up the inouutaiu to trace tho
course of the stream aud test the pet
rilying qualities had fallen, so as to
C :ne in contact with the water, and
had instantly become petrified, ond
others kept the village for weeks in a
ft do of ferment ami excitement,
which only subsided after tho depart
ure of the scientists aud the CDiiiple
tiou of the well. N't-w York Herald.
Saves Wear of the Tongue.
Those who have Income addicted to
the questionable habit of licking the
(lap of an envelope before mailing n
li tter ought to hail with delight the
invention that does away with all pos
sibility of contracting disease from
indiscriminate contact of the tongue
with possibly i in pure mucilage. A
St. Louis man claims tho invention,
which is so simple that it has been
suggested scores of times by writers
of articles on health. This shrewd
St. L uis fellow, however, is manu
facturing the new envelopes, aud
expects to in iko ft lot of money out of
them, lie ought b.
The invention consi-ts merely of
placing the mucilage on the body of
the envelope instead of the ll ip.
With this envelope yon wet the
mevlepo as of obi, but the tongue
does md touch the possibly unclean
mucilage. The letter is sealed by
pressing the nioisti ncd flap against
the dry gum. It is not so sure a
way as seoling a letter, because the
gum requires considerable moisture
before it will stick, but it is much
cleaner th n the old way, un I in
tiiuii we m iv get used to it. Toledo
Winn li s Wife Was Away.
ll.ihcnt When did Mrs. Stirumnp
go to the country?
Mr. Billyeut I didn't kuow she
Uillycut - (iuess she inns', have. 1
heard Hiirumiiu- boasting yesterday
that ho was boss ia his owu house.
'Come," said l.ove, upon a day;
'Tome, and fare my rsy way :
If pcreliniieo the tliorns w meet
They shall make the roses swi '."
Ho with I, ove I pafseil alciii
All the world was sweet with song ;
NVver thorn was mine, forte"
II i J them In his In-art from me!
l'rank L. Wanton.
"JIow often doyou cut your grass?'
"Kvery time my neighbor has his lawn
SLe (iu drugstore) Do you cater
to tho wants of bicyclists? Ho
-Oh. yes; we keep arnica and court
'JJilly is in love with Miss ISilling
hiim." "DM he tell you m?" "Xo.
but he's got her picture hung op by
the side of tho portrait of his best
"Well, Willy," nuked grandma,
"have ymi had all the dinner you
want?" "Xome," answered the truth
ful iittlo boy ; "but I have hud oil I
I'doomer That man Crafty, why
he doesn't know enough to come in
out of the rain. (lloomer Yes ; but
he docs know enough to hold on to au
(ill. liehtuiDR I'liK, 1i"W fair "ur fate.
What peaeeful hours ou pass;
Von lavishly illuminate.
And M no MIIm for gas.
1L I bear that small woisls aro
going out of date. She I think
no. Who told you? "Ii iura Fiogg. "
"Yes; poor Laura is getting quite
stout of late."
"May I have n word withyou, sir?"
said Uorely to (Vnicns. "Well, that
nil depends on tho word," said Cyuicus.
"If it's good-by, I'll join in with
yon with pleasure. :'
She How provoking tLisix! l'va
been waiting an hour tor the tide to
get up. lie Yes, but you shouldn't
get impatient. 1' .-member its been
out m arly all niht.
"Miss Fly is so clever ; she can sell
women shirt waists that tit every
tiui". " "Pooh! Miss Cnippcr is moro
clever still ; she can bell them shirt
wtii-ts thnt don't fit."
Hobsoii How do you stand on tho
currency question, Dobson? Dob
son I'm awful sorry, old man, nud
I'd be gia 1 to accommodate you, but
the f.iCt is I'm broke.
Visitor What makes you so ugly,
Tommy? I) .n't you love your new
baby hr-thci? Tommy viciously)
Well, I did till s in lai ly came iu
Ulld said he looked llKc in
lie di-1 it in sport ;
He alone is to blame ;
The fi.s- was too short.
Now hi- finger's the hi me.
Amicus Wny do y.m use tlio ex
pression funny joke? Aren't all jokes
funny? F.ditor Not by a long shot.
The jokes that other fellows get oil' at
your expense arc never funny.
She Do you renumber, J.icl-. this
day one year ago you offered me your
linn I nud heart and 1 cruelly refused
you? I I have thought better of it
since. He Vinph! So have I.
"1 inn not understand ze language,"
said the despairing Fretic! nan ; "I
learn how to pronounce ze word 'hy
drophobia. ' and zen I learn .at zo doc
tors sometimes pronounce it fatal!"
Eastern Visitor How was it you
did not hang that murderer? Did ho
establish tin alibi? Quick Drop Dan
That's just what he did. When
the sheriff went to the jail to hang
him he wasn't there.
"A women's no means ye- "said tho
uinu of twenty, who naturally knows
all about women. "That may be tho
rule," assented the married one, "but
it il ii-sn't work both ways. Unfor
tunately u women's yes doesn't liK-oil
An Army of Five Soldiers.
The It -public of (ionst, which is
tiii: sinaliest republic iu the world, is
minuted iu the Lower Pyrenees. It
nt lius a population of about sixty
pel-sous, and maintains a standing
army of five sol, hers, the son-iu-'a'.v
of the President being the Com
in .Midei-in-Chief. The republic's in
dependence is recognized by both
S;n;u mi I France, between which it
li'-s It i leet n President every livo
via:-, anil its revenues amount to
CVhO. It is c'ainiin ouiside atten
tion now because of a threatened re
Vii ulioii owing to the publication of a
in -ws a per by oiie-seveuth of tho pop
ulation without receiving executive
sanction, it proclamation having bi eu
is-n d by the President prohibiting
fie p .uilica.iou of any newspaper with
out ii.m consent.
'liie tiller of tho Mayflower is still
i x nt, and is now iu the possession
f Mr. Mortimer of Crediton, Dtvou.
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