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WINNING A BRIDE.
"Give you my daughter? You l
A God-fearing man was this fatlior.
He bad lirra faitli in a doctrinal insti
tution, engineered ly tho synod of
which ho, Oivillo Manor, Eq., was
ono of the strongest pillurt.
Was not this ninn entitled to tho
special beneficence of bia Creator, anil
tbo respect of bnmblo humauity? Yet
hero stands on iinducions youth, who
has apparently nothing in tho wide
world to'recommend biin but tho tes
timonial which secured him the posi
tion of entry clerk in tho wbolesalo
bouse of Manor & Co., and a hand
tome face lighted i! with a pair of
dark eyen, glowiug with energy and
smbition. And this youth hid nsked
bim for his daughter. A jnet angar
reddened tho usually imperturbable
brow of Minor perc, and a scornful
ourvo shaped his lips ns ho adjusted
the, gold-rimmed speotaoles on his
nose and repeated ;
"Givo you my danghtor! Yon!
Truly 'fools enter boldly where angels
fear to tread.' Hivo you any othor
request to make, young mau?"'
"No, 6ir 1"
Orville Manor,Eq., turned his back
npon tho daring young man, and re
sumed 'his roaming; his luce wni again
dinpansiouuto. Tho other remained
landing, bnt tho fino face changed
color, his broath camo hard and fist,
the exquisitely-curvod nostrils of a de
cidedly uristocrutio nose showed the
spirit of emotion, not unlike tho tem
per of a thoroughbred animal undor
the bit pf a trainer. With an effort
truly admirable tho "rising iro" was
controlled, nud the lips beneath his
soft and luxuriant mustache became
Ten minutes this silence lnsted. The
young man stood his ground ns it he
had become au automatio statue.
The old gentleman bogau to show
res'titssuess again, nud after a vain en
deavor to command the emotion rul
ing him, he turned abruptly, exclaim
ing: "Hare yon nothing more profitable
to employ yonr miud than staring at
rny back, sir? What ore you waiting
With slow and majestic mien, and a
countenanco beaming with patience,
this father of a daughter walked to
the door, opened it, and, pointing to
the outer entrance, remarked:
"This is my answer. Is it compre
hensible?" Tbo young aspirant for a rich man's
doujbter bowed. His face was "ghast
ly pule, but his step was firm, bis
heal haughtily erect, and the indig
nant parent was somewhat impressed
with tho nobility characterizing his
humiliation as ho turned from the
door so cruelly closed upon himself
and his hopes.
' A perfect gem of a room was this
apartment. The floor was covered
with a Turkish velvet carpet of deep
est crimson, tho furniture was of
carved walnut and embossed velvet of
crimson on gold-colored satin, the
windows were draped with softest laco
nqdor the luxuriant wealth of red and
gold broenre, held to the riohly-freB-coed
ceiling by heavy gold-moanted
lambrequins. Mirrors and paintings
lined tho walls on every sido, and
marble bnsts and statues were reflected
everywhere. Tables in raro moiaio
were covered with late magazines and
book. The air was perfumed as if
eaob srtiola exhaled a fragrance of its
own, and the first sensation on enter
was almost a feeling of sensnons lan
guor, especially to one unaccustomed
to the perlnmed warmth of this semi
The yonng lady reclining on one of
the crimson lounges seemed a part of
its natural belongings. Her features
were of tho American type, bnt her
yes, covered by their blue-veined,
black fringed lids, were Orientally
Urge and of a deep violet bine. And
,U lovely creature, in her white
i;Uj ood pink satin-lined wrapper,
r.r-ii -a breathe indclenes sad make
ibis fnvorito of tho cols whs tho
Iter to whom her father's clerk
A Rirvnnt in bine livery entered
Sclets'y with n letter on a gold-
lined salver, presented it to the young
lady and retired again.
With a flush of pleasure she pressed
littlo document to her lipa and
My Beautiful Treasure: Tho con
templated interview is over, I thall
not (listless vou with particulars. It
wis not at all romnntio nud did not
end iu a tragedy or partake of tin
farcical "Bliss yon, my boy; tako her
and be happy but your father hinted
rather strongly that it was advisable
for my presumptuous self to journey
tho pathway of life without bin
daughter. I diflVr from him in his
views on that Bubjeot, and I want yonr
permission to call ami talk the matter
over at the earliest possible moment.
I wish no clandestine meeting. My
lovo is honest, my motives worthy of
respecttiu consideration, and tho as
surance o your love makes me bold.
Oh, my boautiiil darling! the rnpiuro
of this conviction tills mo with joy too
blissful to bo buraan, but it is till',
sweet, for I bnvo held yon to my
throbbing heart. I have felt your
thrill in answer to my passionate
kissjs, nud toy pleading tieart has
liBcued to tho melody that wbispcrod
of the love vou have blessed me with.
Give you up, sweet f No io nor
metal, nor heaven nor bell shall keep
mo from you, if inv lovo save emu!
There was a tire of determination
in tho youug beauty's eyes as she went
to an escritoir of ebony and gold nud
took therefrom ndiiuty, cream-tinted
sconted sheot of paper, nu 1 wrote
thoreon one migio word, "Come!''
inclosed and sealed it, rang a tiny sil
ver bell, which brought a servant, to
whom she gavo directions a bout deliv
ering the letter to its uddrcss without
delay. Then 6ho went down the ele
gantly furnished hall and stairiyny into
the library, whero her father was on
gaged with hi papers, ami gliding up
to him, in a most childlike, winning
manner, she bent over bim und kissed
his cheeks and mouth, und then
perchod herself laughingly unon his
"Well, Penrl," said he, tenderly
caressing this idol of his heart ; "does
this mean some new-fangled gow-gaw,
or do you really love your eld father?-'
"My old father, indued! Stop slan
dering him, sir, or I'll bito yon! No,
I do not cumo on n mutiny-begging
expedition. I want to t.ilk souse."
"Bless me, child, what uew novel
have you been reading? Imagine
yourself como to the scusc-talkiu;
"I have not Jieou reading novels. I
am studying Herbert Spencer."
A frown dark sued tho benign coun
tenance, and ho replied coldly,:
"More heterodox nousenso ! Pearl,
I do not approve-"
"I know yon don't, pa, nbd I'll give
itnp to obligo you. Bin thero is
something you can give me, pa, now I
come to thiuk of it, and yon will
oblige me greatly."
"I never reftno my pat anything,
"No, but this once you might, dear
pa, just because it is such a very ordi-
nary, cvery-day nfl'.ur that I want."
"What is it, you trifler?"
"Only a husband," she roplicd
"My dear Pearl, you do not know
what you are saying. A husband!"
"And, if I may ask, have you pioked
out tho unluoky individual?"
"Ob, yes. pa, he is already onf and
dried, ready for use-"
"My child.you are jesting on a very
"Bat, pa, I am not jostibg. I do
not care about having the husband all
in a hurry today or tomorrow, but I
want you to promise him some future
day, wheu you get tired of my toss
ing and extravagance, and so forth,
yon know, pa."
Pa began to act restlessly. His
face became very dark and unpromis
ing. In fact, a great light dawned
npon his mind, and as it broadened
his brow darkened more and more.
He looked keenly into her eyes, uutil
ber gaze drooped beneath his hard
scrutiny, and she whispered appeal
ingly: "Pa, do not bo so cross with me
bnt but ho will be here dircotly, "
"Who, girl?" was the excited excla
mation. "Sidney Harrison."
At this instant the library door
opened and the gentleman himsolf en
tered. The yonng lad was at his side ia a
PITTSIiORO, CHATHAM CO., N. C, DECEMKEK 17, 180(.
flash, and placing her hand on his arm
and lilting her head proudly, defiantly, !
"In life or death, fuihcr, th's is my
Thero was sublime adoration in tho
look given her by the yoimg man us
he advanced to the thoroughly noil
pinned and outraged father and ex
"Give her to me! Pull well I
renlize my own unworth '
"Silence I 'Tis well that yon have
still enough of manly fpirit to nc
knowledgo your unfitness to become
the hiislmud of my daughter. Yon, n
clerk in my employ, on n salary
carcely ooramensnrato with tho re
quirements of a beggar?"
"Why hot increase it, pa? Ono
might bo led to imagino it was a d s
jjrnco to be in my dear old father's
employ, from tho way you emphasize
tbo fact," Pearl romarked, wiib a
touch of roguish bravery.
"Ob, heavi us.why am I thus tried?"
the old gentleman criod in feeble dos
poration. Thou suddenly growing
wrathy again, ho pointed storuly to
"For the second time.young man. I
command you to deprrt and bo
pleased to take notice let it be tbo
lost time. I have forborne to treat
you tn yon deservo J forbearance may
cease to be a Christian virtue, remem
ber." "Father, do you know aught against
bis character? Hj has been iu your
employ a year. Has he proved itiePd
cieut or nnworthy of tho respect duo
an bonorablo gentleman?" Tbo girl's
noblo face was grant in its pleading
yet dignified womnuhood.
"I bavo no complaint against him."
"Then for once my father has fallen
short iu bis judgment and his duty to
one of God's creatines, like himself,
inasmuch ns ho nfuies to him an op
portunity to stato bis cass, boforo a
judgment shall be ppoken. "
"Pearl, you are insolent. Do you
forget whom you ore addressing?"
"Forgive, forgive m, but oh, fatli
er, do not forget that in turning this
mau from your door you also close
your heart nnd homo ngaiust me.
Wo have plighted our troth, and
through good und ill fortune I shall
cliug to him, so help mo God"!''
Solemnly the closing words were ut
tered. A long silence followed. Then
the old gentleman said calmly, icily:
"Go to your room, ungrateful,
"Not until yon have given Sidney
a hearing. Father, dear father, bo
"Go. I will send for you when you
''Now. Mr. Harris n, I will hoar
you. Bo brief."
"Thank you, Mr. Manor. Two
years ago I met your daughter whiio
on a visit to a mutual friend of ours
in St. Louis. I was charmed at tho
first meeting, nnd fell desperately in
love before she roturno.l homo. She
had honored mo with her confldenco
and friendship before she left, uad
also became acquainted with my par
ents and sisters, and there seemed to
be a geueral expression of mutual hap
piness in this intercourse. Wo cor
responded for several months, aud
your daughter consented to receivo
my nddrtssos if I would make your
acquaintance in tho manner that I
'juve, by accepting a positiou in your
employ and win your regard from that
humble office. My father is fully
cognizant of aud approved of tho
Vlan from tho beginning, nud I
bavo his letter to show you that
if I succeed, bo will not only be happy
to welcome my wife, but establish mo
in business of my own, or give me
fifty thousand dollars to invest as I
may see fit. This is my story iu brief.
Time will develop everything satisfac
torily to you. My father retired from
active business some time sinoe, and
contemplates taking my mother, who
is an invalid, and my sisters, to Eu
rope shortly, and they will be in the
city tho latter part of this woek to
await what ray sisters are pleased to
term the result of my romantic ex
ploit in winning a wife. I have failed
only in winning your consent Will
you reconsider your disapproval?"
Various changes had passed over the
listener's face during the recital, leav
ing it strangely flushod as ha rang tho
bell and tol 1 the servant answering it
to "request Miss Pearl to come to the
She ttood in the open door ono mo
ment, then, with a joyous cry
bounded into her father's arms. The
old gentleman led her to the waiting
lover, and with tremulous emotion
"Here, take btr, and forgive au
old blind fool;" then hastily loft the
The longest pier bridge is that of
Yiotoria, at Montreal, Canada
"TArSH Sit MAMMA IOVES ME SO.
'T.iuse my mamma lovos mo so,"
BaiJ a littlo maid of throe,
When I asked her how it was
8ho was dressed so aUlntllr.
"Xause my mamma loves me e,"
Sweetest thought a child may know
Dearest words sho e'or could say
"Tause my mamma loves rae eo."
Tauee her mamma loves her so,
Ciod-sont angel from the sky;
Hlcss hr little, trustful heart,
Sweet nnd pure and frankly ftir.
rbllip Kayo, la Chicago Eeoord.
THE MOrsR AND Till! BABBIT.
A raou6e endeavorod to convince a
rn'.bit of tho advantage of wearing a
"You," said iio, "aro not admitted
to the bcHt society, liko myself, and I
do not doubt this is tho solo reason.
Certainly a long tail does givo one an
While tbo two friends wero arguing,
a kito swooped down upon them, aud
each betook himself to his biding
place. Tiic rabbit was fairly hidden,
but tbo mouo was easily discovered
nud drawn from his place of refuge,
into which ho had not time to draw
his boasted budge of society. As the
kite bore off his prey, the rabbit re
marked qnieily: "My friend, the
mouse, would huvo been better off bad
ho uot been (juito so distinguished."
AFTER TTIE PEACH IS 00KB.
What do you suppose beoomes of
11 1ii r.n)i ttmira tint nro discarded
j by the hundreds of thousands in tho
1 Rreat ponch-oauuins factories, to sny
nothing of tho many that are left from
the pouches wo aro all eating every
day while tho delicious fruit lasts?
Have you ever thought anything about
them, ixcept that they were not good
to eat? They aro not ; that is so ; but
they have a use, however several,
indeed. Bushels and bushels of them
ere sold to fruit growers, who plant
them to grow young p.iach trees, that
j ore in turn sot out for poach orchard.
x rom tuo on ox tuo noroui ma io
found in the inside of the stone a
powerful drug, prus ic acid is dis
tilled. It is a poison if taken even iu
a very small quantity, but it is a valn
ablo aud useful drug for various lab
oratory purposes. A third usj of tho
peach-pits is to dry them aud use for
fuel, for which purpose they are ex
cellent. Chicago Record,
BOTHERS THE BOTS.
The question ngitatiug the college
boys wiio have cutcro I those places of
learning this term is, '"What shall wn
cull onrsolves?'' The freshmoa of '06
will bo graduated in 193.), und fol
lowing a long-honored custom of
droppiug tho first two integers of the
year, they should call themselves tho
class of '00. But that is nanght
nangbt, and moans nothing. It is
not to.be thought of, thoy 6ny spirit
edly. Yet tho long "1900" has a very
odd eund, and besides, will be very
hard to contrive a yoll for. Evon tho
I girls' colleges are frettiug over tho
I question, but can see no way out of
j the dilemma except the use of tho full
1 date 1900. At least it will be a com
' peneatiou for tho awkward designation
to be graduated in so remarkable a
year as is 1003, when the century date
' is to bo altered, nud tbo "18" that has
1 been ia use for a hundred years must
' yield to "19." We shall all make
some o ld si ps of tho pen before we
' can readily write off that new date
, when it comes. Nt-w York Times,
A HOnSE'S SAOACITTj
This incident was related to me by
a friend, who was tho small boy ot
, tho story:
"From my earliest recollection my
fathor was foud of horsei, nnd be
! usually kept from one to five in hi
stables. They wero well cared for,
aud in return he expectod good scr
viOij and speed. We had one horse,
Fnn, Tho was tho pet of the family,
and was considered so safe (but I, a
little fel ow iu kilts, was allowed to
play erouud her head and heels with
j 'One day I was playing i n't be yard
i ns usual wbilo old Fan was being
hitched tip. When all was ready;
father jumped into tho Wilson, path-
?y?jg-'' '"' -w n-?
ered np the reins, and gave too word
to go. But tho horso moved not n
I. IT. !- .. l.or
mnsuo. no iucu i.b7 "
wim mo .i,rj ou! xu .u.cV l"--' Letorl!(I r,H tho centra with apri
up her ears, but would not budge. ( j m
Just then my father. a. littlo out of pu-, f ) bjok
Hence, gavo 1:10 uorbo a su-iptr
stroke. What was his nm z Mucut to
see old Fan lower her bead, carefully
seizo with her teeth a Email bnudle
which was directly iu front of her,
gently to-s it to on) side, thou sturt
off 011 a bri.,k trot.
"As tbo mu ill bundle proved to bo
me, it is uoedu ss to say that old Fan
was nnro petted than ever before."
o:ema school pays.
The average American boy little re
alizes in bow niu'jli plensauter places
his lines aro cast than those of boys of
most other nation'. A distinguished
university profess r who has just re
turned from prolonged studies abroad,
recently related bis experience with
the public schools in Germany. lie
remarked, by tho way, that iu certain
parts of the country thero sejuvid to
bo no children. Thero wi.ro pieu'y
of nuall people, but no evidences of
childhood, 06 wo know it. Wishing
to placo his own son of eleven years iu
tbo public Kchojis, airl being always
ardently interested in tho c.mo of
education, h' made a p iut of visiting
the schools extensively and leisurely,
nud tho results to his mind were far
from bnnpy. Tbo master, for tho.
raot.t part, be found to bo domineering
uutocrala, abusing their power in a
way to rouse the l'mirth of July spirit
of tlu meekest Americ 111 la. I. For
the slightest failure of a quick re
sponse, a ready -wi.r thero were
no such things as misdemeanors, poor
littlo souls .' i he boys werd brutally
held iij) by the chiu, lifted by the ears,
bad bjoks flung at their hoiulR, or
received a sirup blow over the knuck
le?. Then they hare nearly twico the
nuiiib.:r of hours a week that tho
American boy has, fjoing to school a',
seven o'clock in tho morning, except
iu mid-winter, wiicu tho school be
gins at cijht, and spending a gjod
part of the day there. In point of
discipline tho sth ois are nil alike, at.d
tho American bjy w.n sent to one of
them. Though never molested him
self, the acts of inj is'.iec und the cruel
use of power thut h'i daily witnessed
workud upon his sympathies aud lib-city-loving
spirit to such n degree
that Li 4 parents thought bust finally to
take bim out of school.
E.'ou tho h'didava nr ) Hpent iu ft
way few American boys would be like-
ly to choose. Tuo pupils: are mar
shaled iu regiments through tho cities,
taught tho topography of the country,
the history and sigutlicanco of all tho
monument?, arc shown points of his
toric interest, tho homes of distiu.
guUbsd mou, etc. And wbilo these
are excellent aud necessary things for
boys to kuow, tho American boy is
expected to pick up such information
in the course of his play. 0:i other
days they are taken into tho woods to
gutber and analyze flowi is, go out uii
a geological survey, or for a lesson in
natural history. TL -sa lattor, how
ever, aro of meli immense service and
may bo made eo interesting that th-y
are perhaps worth the sacrifice of a
holiday, aud constitute a feature of
tho'ir education U which wo might
Auotbcr enorraonn advantage that
American boys have, is tho delightful
literature thut is placed at their dis
posal. I wonder how many of them
realize that some vl tho noblest and
lluest iniuds in tko country devote
their entire lives tw the youths of the
In Germany on tho contrary, there
is a tvemondoiis dearth 01 good books
for boys. Youths' litcraturo is for
the most part excessively juvenile and
weak. Except for tboir peerless fairy
storiee, there is almost nothing of
value, ami but for tho fact that Homo
of the best Eo:;iish aad Amcricin
books for boys have bjen translated
mto Goruiau, the boys aud girls of
tho Vutcrluud would bavo little but
tbo school books und tho most puerile
stories until 6tieh a time as they wero
ready for reading of tho uiaturer sort.
Iu fact, l)oyn arc u pt absolutely in
leading string, until sent to college,
when they crj-iy full liberty. Tho
result of this system is that a torriblo
crop of wild oats it sown in the first
years of college lif.-. Thoso who have
the hardihood to eo:no tiiruu?, h this
safely, Hottlo down into tho thorough
going, typical German, but too many,
alus, having nova tho wind, reap tb
whirlwind. t ...
' "g tOU THE HOUSEWIFE.
HOW TO STEW ATVtAZH.
nrc is a uovol way of Betv!n3 op-
pies. Pure aud core ns many as yon
require. Stew thorn in sugar aud water
j uiuil teudL'i', but still lirm enough to
i hold their tbapp. Remove tliem core-
UUy , t bo (llsll iu wUicll thcy are to
syrnpaud pour it over
Served with fancy oakes theeo pp.03
make au excellent dustrt, j
A delicious relish is culled govern
or sauce. To make it put two gullotia
of sliced tomatoes iuto a crock with
layers of wait and let thorn remain
over night. Iu the morning drain tho
tomatoes u:i 1 e'jop rather fine. Pot
tho chopped vegetables into a porco
lain ketllo with two quarts of vinegar,
.,,) i I...M.M Mumiv tiv.i table.
uuu.Wu. ...... - -
spoonful each of um-turd and black
pernor, ouo tablespoonful of cloves, :
and tho sumo of allspice. Cook tho j
mixture until tho touutoo3 aro very
Bolt and rut into j ira.
LEFT OVEll FROM BBEAWAW.
An economical housewife whose
family dinners aro always good occa
sionally utilizes tho cupful of cold oat
meal, homiuv or wheat loft from
breakfast iu tho following way : A thin method by wnicn teiepuon.o iumik
layer of the porridge is put in the hot- can be sent through tho transatlantio
torn of a Miia.l pu l.liuy dish und sea. ' cable?, lie will probably bo given a
soned with a sprinkling of grated trial on the Post.il Telegraph system,
choie , salt nnd p-pper, aud then oj jn tho Colorado desert they have
few tabluspooufuis of stewed toma : raiustorni8 during whicii not a single
toes add d. Another layer is soasoned (j (i wrtti,r touches tho earth. Tho
in tho sa tuo way. Sometimes tho top raiu c(va bo nee a failing from tho
layer is dusted with tine bread orumbi ciOIljSiijigii above tho desert, out when
Tho dish is heated through ami tlie water reaches tho strata of hot,
browned iu tha oven and served with jrv njr ijonoath the clouds it is en
roast meat. At other times a cupful . tircly absorbed before failing hulf tha
of gravy an 1 the tomatoes only are jjstttnCe to the ground,
used in making this exoelleut course, j rreQCU R(.Bg,jins torpc.lo boats seem
Occasionally it is used ns the base of 0 theif r,lin,,;y FlV(1 c
good pudding, either hot or cold, uuu them Liu1 fllil sK.u(i tmi3 recently,
is eaten w.fu whipped or plain cream ; tfa(j Flibustiri vvuicij ja credited
sucar and preserved fruit, "U"9-! witu 0 sptf0a 0f 23 1-2 knots and U
of s.ewed fruit. j ony twi years old, made 21 La
' I kuots, and nouo of the othors could
A white Flt:cSiE3 OP CBICB.E. j rcai.jj knots. Three year seems to
For a wiite fricisseo of cbiekeu.out ie the limit of usefulness of vessels ot
a good-sized chicken into piecas and this class, wheu they are bandied with
wash them i.i Ci.d water. Put theui ' are.
into a saucepan und partly cover the
chicken with boiling water. Cover
tbo puu uud set it over n moderate lire
aud let it simmer uut.l tho chicken is
tender, w hich will take 11b ut uuc aud
a quarter hwiif. Wheu the chit. ken
is done ihe water should be nenriy
boiled n vny; 1!' thero is vory nu.cb
remamiug louiovu the lid nnd aiion
most of it to evaporate. Put a iurge
tublespootifui of butter into a frying
pan, and when it is melted add two
tablcspooiifuls of fl ur aud stir until
it is frothy, but do uot allow it to
brown; then stir in three enpsof milk,
part cream, if any is at baud. Mean
while arrange tho cooked cbickeu ou e
platter, nnd 1 it t it where it will keep
hot. Turn mixture into the saucepan
in which the chicken was cooked aud
stir uutil the mixture boils; senson
tho pRii to one side of tho lire aud stir
in tho beaten yol.is of two eggs and .
removo from tho tiro at cuco, for if the
mixture boils after tho eggs arc added
it will curdle. Pour tho sauce over
the prepared chicken, sprinkle chopped ;
parsley over tho whole, aud 6erve at
Salt fish are most qU'ckly and besi
fro.-heuod by soa'aing iu sour milit.
A lump of camphor in your dollies
press will keep steel ornaments from
Milk iinplitd once a wcok with a
soft cloth ftv&housaud preserves boots
crawl along tho room with your fuco
close to the floor.
A handful of hornx added to tho
water in which clothes oro washed ,
helps to whiten them.
If a Bniill pieoo of cloth foldod
double is put underneath buttons.par-
ticulurly on children's clothing, thcy
will not ttur out so easily.
A good waterproof paper for cover-
jirsused iu preserving may bo
made by brushing over the paper with
boiled linseed oil nud suspending it
over a line until dry. j
When sottiug sponge for bread or
rolls, double tho quantity may be
made aud that not ueedod kept iu tho
refrigerator or wherever it is cold
enough to prevent the sponge from
rising. In this way rolls may be hnd
fresh each dsy without setting on extra
sponge. This dough requires a little
longer to raise, but the results will be
I as good ns if it wero freshly set, '
One Bquare, one iujutiou St. 00
Ojjc bquare, two insertions. ... 1.50
Ouo eq'iare, one month 12.00
For larger ulveitisonicnts liberal
contracts mil bo made.
No reooptnele has sver beea made
strong enough to resist tho power of
freezing water. ,
jjr. Pouchet fays that some forms
0( i)acteria will survive au ordeal of
400 degrees of heat.
Tho highest temperature evor re
corded on the top of Piko's Peak was
Ci degrees Fahrenheit.
Astronomers say that there is evory
rcasou to believe that buuiau life 0
Mars is muoU like it is ou this earth.
M. Fiourensbas divided t' o braia
of a frog with his knito and then put
the same together, bo tha tho auimal
White tar is Pio of tha latest invon
tiona or discoveries. It is claimed
that it will uot become soft under the
euu'e rays ia nuy chmuto.
The new P. onJ O. liner Iudia has
s marvelous speukiug-tubo, 408 feet
long.which, freed throughout its whole
,,,. .l, l.nll.
clearly conveys messages even when
the ship is straining at full speed. .(
A shepherd's body was recently
carbonize ! by oloetrictty at Roche La
Moitero, in r ranee. During a tnuo-
der storm tho telegraph wires were
blow down and ourlcd erouud the
maU, ..ho was standing uudor them.
A r.ussian scientist named Kildisch
ewsky, claims to bavo discovered a
j Will Oats Turn to Barley!
I The quentioti of "li ansii.utatiou of
i speciea" in the vegetablo world has
1 been diteugsc-d iu all tho scientific!
' journals of tb's and foreign cuun
' tries R;iice tho timo when the
mind of man began" to' inquire into
1 oauso aud eil'ecl, or at least since ancb
journals were iirst tHiubiUutd. It has
I been repeatedly asserted that "wheat
j will tnru to cheat;" nlsf, but less fre
1 quently and less positively claimed,
that outs will turn to barley, unJ vioe
I versa. This "curious fact in Lature"
I Laa always been scoffed at by the
i scientists becsUHo it is inconsistent with
preconceived theories. Not it op.
pears that thero is no doubt whatover,
but that such transformation ocoasion
! r. 1,. i..l:,.u i.Liprv A 1 n 1cm tin whose
- , . .. ,
name nud idnco of residence aro givon
in one of the lending London papers,
carefully planted some picked grains
of oats iu n bx of sifted soil. When
the plants were afoot in height ho out
them down to i.u inch of tho roots.
This process was three times repeated
that year, and some of tho roots died;
but others sm vd, and tho ucxt year
wonder of wonders they yielded not
oats, bnt barley! '1 be yield wse in
deed, perfect, barley, i.uher thin and
unnatural in gram, but by u i weans
of a bad type.
A lant With Eves.
Tbcso "oyii" uro not tor seeing, ex
actiy, but they sorvo a no loss import
pnrpe, 1 ..L.ob r-
( called tho "shilling mosV winch in-
I knl.ila nrnnWiin.l ei'il'llncS mold Stone
walls on rocky precipices, uud appears
to tako every precaution against ex
posing itself to fuil daylight. Ouly
within a few years has tho faot been
learned that the properly possessed
by this moss of shining in tho gloom
1 0f its dwelling places is due, not to
' j)UOjphorcseiice, bnt to tho existcnoe
on tho snrbico of the 1 -fves of thou,
j sntuUof miuuto colls filloil with trans.
parent liquid and shaped liko tho lens
csofauoye. limsi microoopio eyes
focus tho faiut light that reaches
them upon tho green ooloring matter
of tho leaves, called the chlorophyll,
and thus cuablo tho plant to live.
Hhining moss appears first to have
becu described in France, but recent
writers ou natui al histor; have shown
that it abounds iu sorue varts of this
country also. There are 'tltr plants
that exhibit a similar p'.enomenon.
na lr. Aitrea o,n
umou them ,ha '-p'ut 0tU0
varieties of begonia.