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The Chatham record. (Pittsboro, N.C.) 1878-current, October 22, 1896, Image 1

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)t I)atl)nm RccorJr. l)t )a)aw Uccori BATES OF ADVERTISING One square, one insertion $1.00 One square, two insertions. . . . 1.50 One square, one month 2.50 II. a. los no, EDITOR AND ROPIi LTOK. . ' i TERMS. OF SUBSCRIPTION, $1.50 PER YEAR Sf icily in Advance. SO. i). For larger advertisements liberal VOL. XIX. 1 TITS BO IK ), CHATHAM CO.. N. C., OCTOIiKR 22. WM contracts will be made. Cteitew BEAR AND CAT BATTLE I FN'CUUNTEFI IN THE JUNGLES OF COLORADO. I-'HierietiCo rf a Young Lieutenant While- Urobilin;; f ir (Iiib'h- Hin Mii.in;;s Arc iiililenly lln led by au I Inilinn in llix VVlir bonnet. 1 Cop'-'Ht of tlti! Ib-asts, Whi-rcvi r iho sun cmml fojvo his rays 1 o' II the l.'l'ls of 111!' HHll!lll;liU i f 1 li - . the In ,-i y ffti:itri or Hi" forest Mhli'ii skirted tin- 1.;; so of t In bills In1 carried n.i- tinii in t in mind of till who snlYoie.l t':-tnt ho Ip'.'ii that tin; dog days were- at hand. Alternately -i ! In tie- ilollitl.tful sli:iili' uf tilt- trees, with tin- 1 1 : t : 1-1:1 1 1 1- of tin- rushing inoiiii lllill brook In I'oil in- tu ii row slurs , and lioi ! !.i- !"' heat us ti-- sn:i out his tl;:. ;.:!i. t hi- day un.-. m,i- f oppression i:iii I with. Iiim -p. Hit; !i oilnlitloalioii .i iictk" III.' -r.n ii. r!i llvlld of ';i I . . .'illijli-- of i.'ilInM.i i Mil ill" 'II I .OlHill.V Spol !' Iho At. loiii.au .mi', tlno'it. Il m.i;i', I-,. ; .1 :i - it n; ui.-l--i' iilinost ;ni,v . oiii!!t.-n, 'mi ,',,; Mn- little inirly -in :ii: I-. ::i il.i- lower regions of llu- San .Ic-ii ( i-.!.ii,y ilii-n- whs bub1 of plensui... Tie iv vi s "no aiili li of liny an. I ! ! tug, r lo n-inb-r any- ' In' eblii i-H ' 1. 1 1.;.. I.r-.li'css ill ll:e Will II mi.; I , : 1 1 . 1 Km lii ;,. fiill enjoy llll'lll of lie: ool.o. Away I . , in tin- yea is when iln- lie was n tr...il! son;,. 1 1 1 1 1 1 - ami ol-l 1'oluriiw wis -l i---.:i-irii;.' to i-xi-i-ml-nnlo every while iiuiii v.lm fiiii-i-i-it the snored ii.riiirs of t 1 1 . reservation u r.in.-ill !..'U.y .1' lavalry weiring iho uniform n. 1 -.-.-iim ''tins of tin- regular army w.-lil ;;-io --t ti! at I u; font of lln mount.-. iio. iii:i pr. .an-il in h-ad oil' any tiLtbri-U1: fn..; il,,u ilii !',,,;;, Tin- s.i'ia.J I'm- is.. was '.ilil:- more was the a.lvai.i-i geard of a fori,, sen; nut i. -!.ri-k mi Incipient rati. It consisted i 'If ' IN.I1N K 1 1.1,," of pan.-- of l wo tn.ops of bronzed w.ir r.ors who lia.l seen considerable service In the Ap.-iih.- couiury south of the i:r,-uei canyon. Tin- captain of one t roup was In coniaiainl an. I he had wlih i.im several ollieer-; of his own and thi ol her troop. Horses an 1 men were v.ei.ry v, itii a loiiw ride dtiriliL; ihe heat of the day over the it 1 1 los t Insiirinoun t.'lble I'iisscs of Ihe Inoulltll ills. As Ihe party approached the spot where the tiall crossed the brook a ."o'.injj mil. -e,- wi n had been sent for ward to select a piod place for ihe camp reported: "(Ion. I place here, sir. l'leiily of forage and water for I he cat tie and shade for the men." "All rl.ulit. Hunter," was the reply, as Captain Morris swtilij; his horse to Ihe lcnr. "Halt! 1 Msnimm!. Gentlemen, wo will (to ii.lo camp here. Hunter, establish Ihe (tuard lines and see that uo man loaves the camp. We arc near the reservation and the fellow who fir.iys Is liable to (tet hurt. 1'ass the word, .uonil.-iiicn." Cnmp Quickly Pitched. So saying, the captain dismounted, tossed his bridle rein to his orderly and, placing his back njtainst a tree, lazily supcrliiieiiiled the job of pitching camp from this coi(tii of viintaite. With the ceh-rlly of loii years of discipline and service, the wilderness became a habi table abode lor the detachment In aii Ineligible short lime. The corrals were $opVd off, the horses watered and plac ed under the chantc of a couple of inch to pi'iiy.e ami the w Idle wall tents of the otlh-ers and the walled Kibleys of the r'en placed in regular form. As is cus tomary In that beiiiitlueil region o, licrce heat and sudden cold, the march came to an end in the early afternoon, while the sun even In the mountains was several hours hinh. Scouts were sent forward and everything done to prevent the unnoticed iipproach of white or red man. Supper was cooked nnd dispatched w ith the speed and ap petite which Is eliitendeied in the Alps of America and the camp settled down to the routine of canip duty. Anion? tin- olliceis was a yotmt man recently Joined, who had u taste for mlneraloity and uictalluriiy. He smok ed his pipe In quiet for a lime and then, hav'uiK no duly to lint her him. strolled toward the ituard qua Hers to chat with Huuter. He cast more than one approv ing glance at a huge precipice which oerhuus the (toote where the camp was pitched. I. ike a mlitlity cathedral those rocks lose from the (treen hushes which studded Ihe landscape nl their hpse. riled up In ihe confusion of na ture they broke into terraces, with here and there a break w hieh let In the llht f-f the setting sun as if some In :.'iite architect had carvel windows. Away near the summit ihe n'l broke a.-ld hi'iar.'iieil into a number of peaks, . Llcli .coined like innumerable spil e, wbllc nt ihe very apex was a white, iiroolh nenk, ou tho mirfnce of which - fir) lwW w; ;r M Wsm ; seemingly was placoil a dark cross, SuiTouiuli-d lis it wan with the other iii.-i'.-iiinVi-nt nuiuiliiiiis, with t he n 'ijtry lii-ook riishins: brtwi-i'h anil over tho trail. Hit' iilitmo was oiu of (;i-amh-iiv mill liiniity not id In- fnmnl stirpassi'tl by any land uinli-r tin" liciivcu's i-uuoiiy. Iip-covrrs iih pa1. Yimiii' liov.aid walks slowly ami niii-iin;,'ly toward wln-tv 1 1 iuit-r whs busily i-omletiiiK his di-tails for the i.i.-hr. Hi- uoildi-il nt linn's and iho iiicii n-sKi i fully wati hcd the "divain-i-r." as In- was i-alli-d wIh-ii In- was not In ln-nriiuf lit :i t !. Hinldonly In noiii-d jt nil ki.-ki-d at n look at his fi-'i. Hi- liii'ii".l il nvi'r with hU hoot a i-oi'.!i- of l-i.ii-M and tln-n stoniicd to i-xainiiio II luo;v clixoly. 'J'ln'n In; j.i'-k.'i! it up and flnishi'il his walk v.ithoiu hasu- or apparent oiiioiioii. "Will, llnwiud, what .lid you find? a liiooiistoiio':" i-alli-d lluiitcr, fhul'-lim?h-. "Not i-.aV(1.v tirawloil Howard. 'It's bi-iti-r Hi, in thai, iinli-ss you havo i Ii.- supoisiitio,i of your Ii lsli ancestry. It's a line opal. 1 iniairine ;i man could .i- k up soiiii- t'ii. n sieiiin ns of tur- I i aior.inl h.-re If lie pave his mind lo II, I illli half ill. -Ullrd to p nut to i ha! i-liff and see what I can dii out of ii." I he !t:ized thoughtfully In the ilirei iion iiidiiaii-d. St.: in fast, in.v boy. Vou heard the old man ;..--y (hat llu one was to pass ilie llue. it's ilaiiireioiis. and you take my alviee and siay inside." 'This is before the hours of chal-l-ii;e. Isn't it y said Howard. "We have no such think la the ene mies' loiiiiiry." was the blunt reply. "I think It would be well not to f;i. I don'i lay any orders on yon, but If you f.'o I would let the old man know whith er and would take a rille." "Of eourse. .loin me? Hut then you have thai bea-tly pianl duty. Well, ho loiiy;." So sa.vin.'. Mr. Howard turn ed bai k and sought die eomnianiler's lent ami invft rred his reiiiest to po in Ihe i-l iff to i-vplon- for iic-s. While SAID TUB MKAVi:. lh" two olllcers were talking of the mailer they were joined by Hunter, I who iio'ide Ids report and was about to return to nuartcrs, when the cnpinin I called after him. j "See any sins of Indians';" j ' ii. sir, I fancy Ihey are not in our i Immediate vicinity, but the scouts are ! well in ihe front, and If they see any- thimt Ihey are ordered to report at I unco." j "Uijtht. Well, Mr. Howard. 1 will I not object, bin keep tills side of the sent lines and don't pet out of sljtht of i the camp. If you need anythinjt lire your rllle and we will come to you." I The youn.Lt man turned and rapidly strode to his tent near by, took down j his rille and swuiik it over his back, ami, then, so!:'.in a small iteolojtist's kit, started out to see what he could I tiiid. He was soon deep in the under brush, which lined the trail and extend ed somo distance on the face of the cliff. He pluiip'd into it nnd made di rectly for the cliff, intendl-ns lo as cend it If possible and take In some of UK ltOfl'lIKt) I.OSK TO TIIK ( LlfF. the views from higher altitude!). He had to KtriiKitle to p-t lliroiii;h and changed his course more ilian once be fore he struck a spot which promised well for the ascent. He stopped for a moment and. wiped the sweat from his forehead before commencing what promised to be a hard climb. lie scanned the Hat surface of that cliff for some time before he discovered any foothold. Hut dually he saw what seemed to be a wiiidluz stair cut in the rocks nnd crossing the cliff from east to west. He commenced the ascent nnd made very satisfactory progress until he reached tt shelf on the rocks nearly tifty feet from the base of the cliff. Ho rested a moment and looked about for some means of continuing the ascent, but without avail. He sat down ou t bo shelf uud lumluated for a time. Just fti h vii about to descend he observed n fine stone pcpplnu out of Its bed la the rock. He instantly got out ham mer and chisel and began to dig that some oni. He worked hard and lmd ihe jewel loose wheu he noticed small pieces of slone and quantities of dust were descending on ills head. He was not much of a woodman, but he know that some cause must havo produced that dusty rain. lie paused tu his work and cast an upward glance of mingled apprehension, and reproach and was iistonlslu-d to see the tawny hide and glittering eyes of a huge cata mount crouched above hltn on another shelf not more than tweuty-Uve feet from where he sal. 1 fo was im coward, ye: he had never held a private lnter ricw with a catamount and expoii eiic d no desire to come to close quar ters. It was evident the cat was pre paring to leap and Howard did some hard thinking, finally he crouched' close to the cliff and signaled the cat lo conic. The cat did so. With it snarl ami showing of its fear ful teeth that cat lanm-hcd itself down ward like a yellow cloud. It missed tho shelf because li was too narrow to af ford much of a chance in Bitch a leap, but iis cHws clutched the edge and the nnlinal was In ihe act of making n desperate and probably successful ef fort to scramble up to where the young lieutenant was flattened against the cliff. Howard redeemed himself In this Juliet tire by giving ihe cat a swift kick lu ihe whiskers. This dislodged the angry beast, and. wi'h a howl of rage, It partly twisted itself about nnl sprang wildly out Into space. It clear ed the intervening rocks and fell like a wet blanket ou the roof of a huge cinnamon hear, which had been sleep ing Ihe hot hours away In a clump of bushes at the base of the cliff. Then the fun commenced. That cin namon let go his right and that cat was sent sprawling twenty feet. Tho cat was a lighter and resented the In sult by declaring war ou the spot. He lot only declared, but he prepared to mix with the bear. He sprang at bruin's throat, but the bear ducked skillfully and clawed a handful of wool fami the cat's back. The cat made an other rush ami succeeded tills time In fastening his fangs in the bear's shoul ders. The lear immediately took a chancery hold and begaa his famous representation of now to squeeze a fel low to death. The cat was game, nearly ns large as the bear and full of fight, and with a desperate effort he tore himself loose and also made several ragged holes lu the bear's fur and hide with the claws with which his hind feet were en dowed. Again ihey came togelher and Ilowifrd, who had been standing in a trance watching the tierce combat, re gained his senses long enough to take aim at the battling brutes with his good rifle, lie stepped near :ho edge of the cliff and was about to turn loose with his gun when the sharp report of a ritle above him caused hlui to lose his balance and he tumbled hendlong to join bear and cat. "Injun" on the Pcene. l'or a time ho thought he hud been shot, but as he felt none flu; worse after the tumble. Inning dropped Into some heavily follaged bushes, he jump ed to Ids feet and opened tire on the lighters. As he did so ihe cat sprang into tl.e airand fell with widely sprawl ing legs at quiie a distance, and then lay still after clawing up all tho lnisliea near it. while the bear spun arou.ld and around as If chasing lis own tall, ilow-! ard knelt and sent In another shot, as there was an echo from up tho cliff.' This time the bear slowly straightened and with several bullets in his body' yielded up the ghost. Howard started to examine the quarries when he was' astounded to see an Indian in a mon grel costume of cavalry trousers, leaih- or hhlrt and war bonnet of eagle fc.ith-: ers rapidly rush down the cliff and claim everything in fdght. "Injun kill," said the brave, with a sweep of his arm. "Injun did nothing of the sort," was the retort as Howard pushed a lot of cartridges Into the magazine of his litle. "Soldier kill and soldier will Just boss the Job, If It's all the same to you, my buck." The "injun" showed a desire to mis war medicine, and It is doubtful what tho result would have been but for the" timely arrival of Captain Morris and il squad of troopers on the run. The cap tain took in the situation at a glanco and ordered the Indian arrested for shooting off of Ihe reservation, loaded the bear and cat on the men and lead the way back to camp, lie also called in the scouts and gave them a, good in whaling. As a conclusion to his monologue he remarked: "If It had not been for the recklessness of this young fellow I would not have known that there was a 1'te In Colorado, ex cepting by consulting the war maps and geography. Oct away with you and see if you can redeem yourselves, (iciillenieii, hereafter orders not to leave camp apply to olllcers as well ns men." Good Advice, Though. At n certain high school It Is the ons loni (says the Chicago Tribune) to dis cuss biiclly the morning's news ls-foro taking iqi the regular work of the day. One morning, not long ago, paper In hand, the teacher ascended to her desk. Before her were the bright young faces of those Intrusted to her care. She spread tho paper upon the desk, and glanced over the til's t page. "Firet of all," she Raid, "I see this heading: Tool Room Raided.' " She raised her head, nnd n note of deep feeling came into hrr voice. "Hoys." she continued, "nev er touch a cue." There was not a dry eye lu the house. It posts more to keep n bicycle In re pnlr than it does to keep nn old girl looking young. Mnuy men make money In t lie good J old-fashjoucd way, ami then loco It in j experimenting. j poFruR-SiCiExa', The composition of nmttou i' the nvao os that of beef ami it i'. uin.iit qunl in nutritive valu-j t h;c.c. Lamb is about tho same. A telescopo wbich its i.i:i!.cr ex pects trill bring the moon vrit'on th'r-ty-nine miles of tho earth, is h- iin built for tho Paris expositio-i of 1'i J ). It is said that tlow will cot fall on lomo colors. While a yellow board will bo covered -with ilew a rod or blnok ono bosiilo it will be i uriVcily 3ry, Tha banana is said to bo the inoht prolifio of all food pro l..ct?. b; iu rorty-fonr times more productive than potatoes, and I'M times More than Wheat. Tho intornntional con;,'iv ;s for t.ift nrcvcntiou of cruelty to animals, luld sA Pesth, unanimously resolved tt t-iko steps t bring about a gcucral prohibition of vivifnoa by law. There was n rainfall ffi 7, inches in t"le north of Irqlnud iu 'duly, which beats all preMius records. Them Hvre been 23jf inches of raia bj far t-his year, 'H ineho above tho ivcrago. Library Etiidei'.t3 in Paris wear "hmzzlos" when pcrnsin.: old book In the National libriry, "not becaino thero is fear that they will Into tLs aid volumes, but to prevent the ina i lation of tho book microbes into tho. if lungs. Ia Franco thero are thirty-two tiu liinicnl gardens ; in Germany thirty Svo; iu Great Britain mil Ireland, eleven; in tho Iuliau Empire, nines In Italy, 221; in llussia, iourteer; while in tho big United Ktutes t'u-.'.'o ire but five. The avcrngo depth of tho sea, ia yards, is as follows: Vaeilie, i'J C Atlantic, 4020; Indian, :I0j8 ; An tarctic, 3100; Arcti;-, If,!);); Meu crrauean, 1,170; Tri-li, li tO ; En-iU;i Ohauuel, 110; Adriatic, foity-liv-J Laltic, forty -throe. A Kchemo has beott quietly matured by capitalists to coauect the Furlnca railway systems oi Now York nnd Brooklyn by means of u tunnel. Thu tiiiuel" will 1 ubout Su'lO feet i:i length, and in its great .-tt depression It will bult'i feet beloivtho surface of the East River. Simple llonu! Kemeilie.-. Tho hints ni.d suggestions given herewith are expressed with rather more coutideiiao thuu we should gu vraliy nso in regard to the clh'.'acy of inch roiucJies. They are, h.jvevvi:r, very simple, aud for ewer jncies ecu do no harm. - ' Salt aud water led ni a garplo or soro throat,' 'ijiial to chlor ite of potash, nnd is entirely mfe. Jt may be used as olteu ns ilesire.1, nnd if a little is swnllo'.ved eac'.i time it will have a beneficial effect on t!u throat by elcansiiig it and aiinyiug tho irrita tion. In doses of ono to lour tea spooufuhi in half a pint to a pint of tepid waier it aeti promptly as nn emetic, nud iu ca cs of poi-oning is always ou baud. It is n'l ewileat remedy for biles and stints of ins eels. It is a g.;ol astringent iu hemor rhage, p.irlKMirlariy for bleeding if ter the cstra?tiug oi teeth. Miutai-.i i i another vihinblo remedy, No family shouid be with:v.i it. LVo or three t.'iispooiifuls of gi.mud mus tard stirred into half n pint of water acts very proaiptiy as mi eui -li.-, nud is milder and easier ta tal:.1 t'l-m etilt aud .vuter. Eqml puis of ground mustard nnl ('our or meal ;ia !e i i .in a paste with warm water nud spru.vJ on a thin piece of muslin, with auctli or piece of nut-din laid i.vi r ir, fo; i:,.s nn indispensable "mu-i-ird plaster.'' It is alia.jst a speeii'iJ for c-lie when applied for a few mi'iiit;-; uv."..- the "pit of the stomach." l'or nl! inter nal pains nud congestions t!i.-ro h no remedy of such gen rai u;:ii!y. It nets as n counter-irritant by drawiug tho blood to tho isuriaeo ; here, ii. severe eases of croup a small m-istird plaster should be upp'.ied t,j ih- Iv.ak of the child's ncc's. The saeie t .'cat meut will relieve a!:oc:t in.y ca'.i oi headache. A mustard phc-t.-r sl -nild bo moved about over tho spi-t tu bt ncted upon, for if let in oue. ;uuv it is liable to Mister. A musiai.l plas ter nets as well wh;n at a iiii tnr.ee from the tiil'eete.l part. An o.e ileut substitute for mustard plasters i-J'p hat ia ku iwn ns "mustard leaves. " Loi-y may be obtaine I a do '.-'n in r. box, and nre about fo-ir by live 'iieiies. They are p.ii'oeily dry, mil v;ll keep for a long time. l-Yr use it L- only necessnry to dip o :e ina dish oi watci for a minute, and t n u apply it. Common baking so I a is thoiiist oi nil remedies in eis.s of sc.dds and bums. It may bo u-e i on tho surface of the burned place ci.her dry or wet. When applied promptly, the nousa of relief is magical. It scsms to with draw tho heat nud wilh it tlic paiu, nnd tho healing process soott c-jm-mences. Home Oueea. Hints on b.it ni. r.apid eating is slow suicide. Plenty of time should ba tukeu. Dinno'r ehonld be of n iigh-.er na ture in suni'uer thau in winter. Mere gratification of the app?tito is very likely to shorten bfe. It is not good to oiue when iu a state of mental or physical weakness. Two pounds of potatoes contain as rauoh nutriment asthirteeu pounds of turnips. Light soups, light desserts nnit light meats should havo the piefe'ecce in warm weather. Fish aud oysters are easily digestod. An hour or two of rest should be taken after tho meal. Abuse of tho stomach at dinner will be repaid sooner or later by that pun ishment which comes to tho glutton. Vegetables nnd fruits nre to no used most geuerously nt that season of the year in which they naturally mature. Home Queen. CUIUOUS FAl'TS. In China the dressmakers : re ar.cn. The smallest hummiiigbir l wciebs twenty grains. Tho greatest lentil h of Kug'and and Scotland, north to souih, i-; r.l out (I H miles. A Frenchman estimates th.it in a life of fifty years a man sleeps away OU"1 days; walks 8tM) days. Tho London "Xio" has a singular freak of nature in the shape of a per fectly whito porcupine. There are only N'l Hebrews) in Fin iau l ; each has to j.iy a las of 20 jrcnrly for tho right uf ivj i-Kuei.'. Two trees, l'2o feet fiom cicii other, it Gainesville, Oa , wcr.3 recently itruek and shattered by a s:n;;lt) buK 5f lightning. Nicholas l?rol;eu--hii'e, Jin F.uglish tolioitor, who combiu" 1 with his b-.vr i confectionery bnsu,c-i?, h is gone iu ;o baukmptcy. A llucksport (.Me. ) I' 'i.-rtiien pulled 1)) a mon-tcr s. a-cre.', t'.io other day, ind on one side of the cr atur-; was fastened a pair of smoked eyeglasses. While nt piny iu a cemetery at Hali !ax, Xuva Seotia, a girl leancl against x tombstone, boo!; o, w'.ii.-h her broth r was sitting, and it fell oa him, breaking his thi;.li. While de eendiiig by means of a rmiachutc, an luronv;: nt Dalbi, LVxas, got between the forked limbs Df a, tree, his head eauttht in tho :rotch, and ho was lumped. Onc-arme .1, r.t the n :o of seventy iwo, A. 15. .Tone.', of Coweta County, Meorgia, works his own farm of twenty-seven acres in tho upland-i, makes a living an 1 keeps clear of debt. Among the Sultan of Turkey's gold plate thero nre dishes of solid gold largo enough for a baby's bath, aud there nro plnte--, cups nnl saucers, iureens and pitchers, massive and heavy, made of tho s it-c.e precious metal. Georgo Pilgrim, of "ilioiunsvilie, Ga., has what is probably the smallest dog in tho conutry. The litl'.e. fellow is over seven months old and i no larger thim a good-si.ed rat and weighs 011I5 a pound and a quarter. It is a decid ed etiri. site. In tho Louvre, at Paris, there is an interesting old va-e of J'.lruseau man ufacture, whoso ago is computed at about '2.VW years. It is interesting as bearing 11 gro.ip of c'.iil lren 111 relief who nre engaged in blowiug soap bub bles from pipes. liulterllies, ho many m almost to interfere with e':' ir vision, were observed over the Columbia Uiver ono eveuing by Oregon people, near Ly'ie, and thero was no indication from wheueo tho insects cime tr whilher tlii y were going. Some of the Chinese customs would do to imitate. 0:i N'e.v Ye ir's eneii mini and boy, from the loperor dow n, pays a visit to his moHur, carrying her a present nti I tliavikiug her for her care of him. Ho abo cxpres-es a wish that, this care viU eontiniij iu the future. The I'irst Life Car. Ho (Joseph Fr.uieis, inventor of tli.i life car) ba I been planning lor several years for n 1-i'e eir, 11 .- I vessel or covered b:at, whieh ceu'd be sent out ton straulod vts-cl 0.1 a rope ant pulled baek nnd foiih. It was to carry two or three people. He could not. see hi' way cle ir to make this of wood; but mw tho iv.iu problem wis 1 1 solved, Lc could carry out nil his j plans. j The car was built iie.'ufding to tun , phi a made by him, 11:1 inclosed, tor- j jiedo-liko iifiVir, nud along iu the terrible wiutir of 11) o, it wi:j plaeed iu the euro of some u'ilr.-.ine;l lisbernicn ou the Neiv Jersey co i-t, at ISejitsiii J!e:u h. Au Knglisli ship, the Ayrshire, was wreck-.-1 here one liny in the midst of a bliudiiu: sluriu. " l" L -men 0:1 tho be:'.e.i co-il I c iiotbinu with their oi-liii-iry l oti--. I'iie liu ' car was bro;i;'ai o i. A smu'l i-uiuot1. or morlnr, was ioa ie I wuii a piece c smooth iron, several inches long, at titchod to ;. pile oi cord. This was shot over the spars of the sir p. The people on board hauled in tae cord and drew along through the surf 11 stronger rope. This was fn. leued to tho mast and tin- life car was swum; iromthe bea -h, with tin) rope runuinj through the t ..o ring at ea.-h ci: I, nud pulled out to the vesel. Thero were 2 )' p.; .pie on boat 1, uninilbut one of t ue iiU'iioer woro uiiv d. The slery of this r. .-cm wmt round the world. All that had been raid in praiso of thj inventor's powers was now justified. All Europe was inter ested. Ho wis reeo ;ui :e l by the Nations of the world as ono who had done a marvelous; work for humanity who ha 1, us some one tai l, robbed the ocean voya;:c i f lN Umn s. ;The making ia these beats followed, but the oj-'giu.il boat Mr. l raneis irt-crwd. It i home it now in the. National Mu-euiu nt Wa-iiiugton. It has been sent to many phieej. for ex hibition, to London nmong others, ami it was air nitere-tiiig fi attire ol the Life Saviug lixh.bit of tho Gov eminent at the 'or! i's Fair. Sr. Nicholas. Illonining of a Itea-itiful li.iut. Tho beautiful victoria reia, ia nquatio plant iu the conservatory 111 Golden Onto Park, male its first ilower recently, says the Sau Francisco bulletin. The lnrgo and ivpiisitely delicate blossom was puro white, nu-l excited the admiration of nil visitors. Tho event was balled with delight by tho park llorists nud many fcrsous were invited to visit thi conservatory to see the second flower, which it was announced would open pink. Tho victoria regia is n rare exotic, n native of Guiana nud Pra.il, whose sprca iing leaves attain nu enormous hi.te. lis flower ore often two feet in diameter. (ioldeiirud. Jii: '. when hearts hesin to mis--, the lovely r..se ami vi-'lel. I',.- Hi- sa iw ot winter falls nn 1 tho sum mer's sua has .-i-l. When 1 .-ai-alli nu nutumu's wondrous hlu ) tin' .lav- in ih-i-amiiig he. And tie- l.f.e.kf-t sines 11 in-.-l-i-ly of liafpy .lays g.n? l.v, Then In!" Ir ai .la ky m--1 l-j-v-ways n viu i:ing snuie nn ! Au.l al I t!io w.,rl.i is .-miliug. t'' with tho .tinny gel'i.-i'.ro.l. Aii-.-e J. ti-nter, ill How Queen. ' liylug Kites. j ; "i want t- lh- iny kit.-," lie' ycc.n?.- !f t j Wllilie-. I '-I!al lh" .-trill,' l:n '!J-- Aii-.l ihcre'.-t-i-i ti.u-ii. or t-j-i little, wi.il j tm! in lii.-l t-t ', "Or if it'.- up nn 1 1 w v.il I tie it liinle r ; i'h.-r.-'s t-.-i n.u -'i tail- - j Or e!-'-o it eat -li-a l-r . !;:! wir-."' 'J'iii-.s 1:1:1 hi- wail. ' 'iien-'s life." I i!mi ,'hi, with gritn satiwy. I -ihwli has tes kit-. I Eat -triii,'-, win K wir-s form 11 cn-piracy i Aitaiii.-t its Might." ! --Kate L'f- .a I'lark, in .lui.,'-. Hi-ware the Uogue. Penp in Iho shadow of -.-r Inc. -1 eye.;. W.iitiii't to 1 pt nr.- im -ii, 1. -v.! lur'.aii-t li-..'. Her glnne.-s are ih arrows u: l-.is h w, Whei'i vvltii In- lavs unwary v.-tiins I -w: Aii'lsln-. una-1 1 I rupl i's an 01 1 wil-s. fn-jii-'i-ias Hi 1- hi- purpose by her s nil's. Ani knows n a. ns li-r snuie- nnd ;:laiK"--s l.-.rt. What ai.giiid! I'a ' " may brin-; to many a h-an. A!il hapless niai.'.ea, inn willy gay. No p;v...c;o .if t Ii-1 Hilsire !,r-".is isinay: She il'ies ie .1 kn-w li c.v so-ei H'.e tiea-her-.ie- g ie-l Will mat,... a -i- hi-ati lie- i-.av-n of i-.nn'.-t. V.-i-rati-ful Ca1.!!' : e-n ir.en ln-r he'll fly, Aal sk a I'.-ticr-- in so ie1 f.v.-r's eye. Tin-. Irot-.i tint i- lint of vanta;;-1. nbn a dart 'i'o pier -. an I a-.t-air..1 Ie r m.ii.len le-arl. J'li-.aai- I -una Kintl -ii, 1:1 Ilari.e:'1.-'. The ;ii-l Herself. 'Twa- 11 ! her I. nn -!. it is .ru", ' I'.vas ie-1 ie-r i. .-iiii-t. iii.-.-.-ini new, 'f iat il- I myi-lly rovoi:,' eyo Taa! -uncii -r day, a s!e- pa-si-il Iy. 1 .-in1:.!: loll you l.-e.v 'iw.is ill.l.le, I .-.noe't t.- I the nl.'i ei'- s'.ia I-. N ir jii-t lii I .r of tti-- wr-'atli 1 eiiiy .-a'.v l!i- fa t' -li'-Uh. I noli 1 1 1. .! h r dp--- lh w!iii- lr 1! were m.'. !" in lal-'-l I-1. With Cro '.ati Ii'Ms ...n l closest lit, (i.- iiiri. -! a l-u'iuiig it. I: nay have i a o: i.i.-..-v v;. nr: I ...i 11 .1 liii -w. 1 do li"! .-are: 1 oru'.l -ny lie, ui.ii'.-that -.vaaiere.1 -.vi.ll W .-i e ee'i-.-r.- l 011 tin- ::irl insi i-. (i. she wa- sw fr-.m head to fe-tl J lu- 1 r- lic'.-: c-rl up -u lh- s!r -etl I'. ;-. -ndiiig le-t ou " ilw-ir-l dre-js To e-::eaa. i:t ie r Liveliness. Th -i -ii many aa.-tl:.-!-inaiien owes II-i- ehi-i iitir.i--t.--ii to l---r eL.tli -. Tlii.- -n -, til ni.ti! v,--1!! sapp.ie I Willi peK, Would have no rivai to her.-cL". i: y :i s!iot;hl me t llii- mai l by ehaneo V..'11'.l itive i..-r u:or-Ilian passim: glance. An I iioie, p. rha; s. witli soinn surprise, !! a- perle -t in-.aih, her iov-lveves; !', 11 oh! I war.i y.ei not tu let Your h .-.n't i-s-.ipe its I. .iiiiiUa- y--i; She's -. .1, -li for the ehanuine; elf! t in goin rio ni.irre l-."r myself! J isepriiie; bolhir I, in l.e.lg. r. A Keineiiilii-iince. T.ir.iii;'-i 1 live far away fren the louo foli-tu.li-', Aui thv lovelin-1 r.;ro is unseen, Iu mv faii.'iful moo. I-, .vh-.-re hold nature 'i.ro,..!-, I'll le-.e.i-aili. r my I. -antiinl queen. I'll ren-ea-.h-r my lnMiitilul .it..-eu. Wli"ii the mo.'king bird's s.nig to heaven is 1 l.er:e-, , An-1 tin 1-' "11 is res, . U-n. lent Willi (.-'V; I When the re-.-.- i.l .la.vu woo the puro lips ot I mora. I i'il aw.-ik- from my -beaui'ine; of yen, I'd iw:it." fro'.u my ilr.-a-uin-,- of you. Wli-ai at 1: r,Ti-cue I r-s! wher" few mortal' lui.'1 tl-l'. An I 111.1 .ho-.v-y plain sliimmers nn l nil!.-; Where the Mower venmie.! so l breathes its iu.-ns-i toll. id. I'll r.-:r.e;elier v ol ihere in my dream-, I'll remea'.lier o-i tic-re in ray dreams. When '.'.1-i'.r.-io far seem and fair night is ;i:i;a;i'l, And the .-iia lows t-ai over the lea: Wl.-n ihe ilovi! Mv-kslur u.-t aud ihe sun i!r, a:n- or re-t. Dli, then I'll I'O dreaming of thee. Oil, ih-'ti 11! I e lir.-aaiiug ot thee. When ihe soft silver hair of the mooa Is un- . lll'ie i, An ! uo a -cent is wounding tho nir. ftiii-n the dai'kiio-s is iiuie.t o'er the wdaer-ii- s v.. -I'M, Oh, then I iv 1 1 1 think of you there, Oil, then I .viil think of you Micro. In ir.y blaiiiiet at las', 'r.e.ith the starry-eyed sky, l!y Ihe uitiks-.f the Ulo (Iran i"'- streaa.s. Where the 1 ualy Willis sigh nu-l Mie wi;d coyotes cry I'M r.-meai! or you there ia my drennis, I'll reiie-moer you th -re at mv dreams. X-'iv Orleans Times-Democrat. Sluiiilirr Song. Rlumlior, slumber, little one, i:..w The hir I is asleep in his no.- : en tho bough; The bird is :iil-ep, lie Iia- f .,! ie I 10- wmg-. And over lum soitiy the .Ir.-am fairy sing.-: I,uila'-y, luih-.by lu'.hihy! i'eai'ls iu III" deep Stars iu I lie sky. I iiv iiiis in our sleep; So bilhibv! ' Klunibrr, sl-.i nb -r, lilll" -'ti'. s-jou I The j'airv will --im 1 in ihe -hip of I lie maon-, I Tne fairy will e ,:ne wilh He pearls and tho I st:irs, ! Ami ilr.-a-n- will o-me singing Mirough shad owe Lars: ' Lulhibv. lulla'-y-luilabyl , l'earl- iu the deep- Stars in the s;i.v. Dreams iu our sleep; j So, lu.laby! Sliimber, slumber, little one, so; I Tne stars nro tho pearls that dream fairies I ku.iw, i Tho stars nre tho p :irl, nnd th-i bird in tho nest. ! & dear little fellow tho fairies love bestl I Lullaby, lulhil.y lullnbyl 1 l e.ui., In th dcofi I Slnrs in tie.-sky, ! Dre ens in our sl.-ep; ; So. lallaby! I r. 1. Sherman, In L i 11-s' Ifimo Journal. Thero nro rnauufneturod ia tho United ritutet 8,0lbUd0 keifs pf nails iu er year, LOVE'S KII3DOM. T.iu see no pomp of circumstance Xo entourage of pride. Mv lowly seeming tc enhaueo As I walk by your tide. All day, nt otlmrs' beck and call. My work obscure is done, But off my shabby gnrmnuts full When comes the set of sun. i'oiijnny not know it. friend, but then I, walking by your side, Am crowned nnd sceptred, kingot mem Let none my stato dorlde; For v.-hun I turn my own latch-koy ( My wifo is nt Iho stair, 1 Tho baby chips her hands with glee, An.l I nm Mynl thr- -Harper's Weekly. run and point. ; "What in tl.e woi'.d iiroke Hurko lown? LTou'jd to be !he picture of health." "He recuperated too long t the seashore." Detroit Free Press. ".Honey mnkes the mure go," But now we a id, to strike i ho fancy of the whi-eliiiiin, "Il also make- the bike.'' -Trull. "The older ft man gets,'' said tho torn-led philosopher, "tho harder ho finds it to feel sorry for n woman whoso pug dog has died." ludiauap jlis .Tournnl. if f could gratify a wish. My wealth wo.ul-1 l,u untold. The bags my trousers nil pn.--.ess I'd huvo tilled up with gold. Life. Mother-in-Law "Did Mary tell you that I always sent you a kis when ever sho wrote to you?" Son-in-Law "Oh, yes; nnd it was a great com fort to mc while 1 was away." fudge. Mr. Popleigh "What would yoa ihink if I were to tell you that I had been dying by inches for you for rears?" Mis3 W'uuterwed "I should think it it was very sudden." Brooklyn Life. "What's the matter, Cotherstonc? i'oti look blue." "Things havo gone wrong. I seem to be losing my indi viduality." "Cheer up, old boy bost thing that could have happened to you." Chicago Record. Mr. Freshly "Did you hear of tho terrible accident that occur: j l ('Hiring tho Etorm yesterday afternoon?'' Miss Newcomer "No, bow distressing; what was it?" "Tho wind blew up tho lake." Chautauqua Herald. Tho Little Critio: "I think Hint must be a splendid book, Aunt Jen nie." "Why do you think so, dear?" "Because, when you rea l the author's description of that midnight scoue, I got just as sleepy as I could be just as if it really was midnight." Har per's Bazar. Benson "I'm almost crazy. I sent a letter to my broker, asking him whether he thought I was a fool, nnl another ono to Miss Willets, asking her to drive, aud I don't know which of them this telegram is from." Roberts "What ooes it say?" Hen sou "Simply 'Yes.' " Boston Globe. "I wish you would tell me," said the ngents, who had long been on Mr. Suagg's trail, "what is your insuper able objection to msuring your life?" "I don't mind telling you," replied Suaggs. "The idea of being more valuable after I nm dead than while I am nlivo is distabteful to me." Chronicle-Telegraph. Tho artist knit his brow. "1 wish, to pieturo the heroine with a number tvelvo waist," ho remarked. "JBnf where, in that event, is her liver tfl be?' "Oh, I can mako room for that," rejoined the author. "I will just stiy that she has no heart." Thus it is tu be seen how the muses advance hand i-i band, generously disposed to mutual concession. Detroit Tribune. ".'he guide had been tolling Bobbio the most thrilling stories of his ex periences in the woods, ending with a grnphio account of how ho had once bctii lcr.t upon Bal l Mountain. "AIvl It uiust ha.'o beeu nwail," said Bob bie. "Ami did you get back all right again?" "No, Bobbie," returned tho i;d fellow solemnly. "Never. Fact s, my boy, I'm out tkar yit." Harper'6 Bazar. A Towa llui'.t of One Trje. Yes, sir, they have the greatest timber oa earth up in Humboldt County!'' cxe'iiitued Sam MeConaghy, of the United States .Mint, to a San Francisco Post man. "i'he trees up there are so big well, I'm not going to toll you how big they are because you wouldn't believe it. Don't know as 1 would believe it myself, though 1 do believe a whole lot 1 tell. But just to give you au idea, uow, they cut down oue tree up thero that mado enough lumber, wickets and shingles to build a whole towa nnd fence it, and they've still pot. logs enough left to put up a building as big as tho Palace Hotel. 'The butt of the tree was hallow, too, for about fifty feet, and as it fell right squnro across a deep gulcli Ihey used it for a bridge. Four borse teams drive through it. By a little hewing out they can make u footpath on each sido of tho wagon road through it. That tree was so tali that when they commenced cnttiug it tip they bad to make two camps ono at teli cud for it was too far for tho men working on the top to walk back nt night. I don't know what they would have done if several hundred feet hadn't been broken off the top by the elements centuries ago. "But that was a small tree com pered to the" MuConaghy is telling himself about that otner tree. A Neglected Urate. Tho grave of John Fitch, who first applied steam to navigation on WcBt eru rivers, is unmarked by any stona in tu old cemetery m Nl93 Ctfuuty, Kentucky,

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