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PLYMOUTH, N. C FRIDAY, NOVEMBER. 21, 1902.
i i"iiici:;g!y fc-
",!'" J-- noys deli
1 dy at ihf.
tililO . jf
-T Airmen wKAlrt-oR'ni i:atost
so many years ago,
t!u: tides that shoreward swept,
lit Vhsfis, M it or S LOW.
To tho harbor 'leapt or event;
JFvom the fertiie Indian isles
in hot hu'.il.h-vn :eas they curne,
'J Jw,- 'w:;;,".. endless miles.
, With red
?et tire alian:
Vnubvd eargoc? hen- tl-.cy brou;.
. !.ia :t, gingcT. lijf or prune.
Ibre, eaul spieo. and rare birds caught
the sluu ii tropic noon.
'there old wharves re-echoed then
All the sounds of seaport trade;
Fcl'eitj plied by stroiuetivmed man.
Noisy anchors cast and weighed:
''-'nf.unc;. carrying, cliiering loud.
'V iUI discordant 1 awl aud bnuvi.
b -eh and y, Kile, a motley crowd!
Ah, "It.; I how we loved it all.
V'-. t'S SK-.St..'ssf
. '' ' ';!;' V-- ;
it r v . '" -. 1 v.
:;s n vry dusty, tli.ropn tabic
::sc Hint iMixiu'ti open 1 he
vie .vale of No. II. Toi iplotoii
s, ami it vas ' foliovrod by a
eariiic- butly that had oiic'bocn
but vras at present a clingy
t ' ; r(.".vH ir.frorinout batbiu.
v.pa;ii'u:i (loclcd, evidently c:;-,
.V a bi-iei; or idllot oi! Avood for a
o;: wnuii a son. ju-'iic-oiuriinpy:
r-;'H!i'o voic'L1 said
:. in, old ft How; don't be auv.U!,
- iic U.nft anybody hore but me."
Ai.'T 'ohi follow" -k'slr-d along,
!h(.--vlv.Z iadnofs liiul t'atltude in
ferv fii'iU's)!'., ar.d ir.adc hii? way to- a
-s:n:iH .v nictl on a box in one corner,
of ii;'. yard,' t'h'';iA'tl iu iixhi.fi: Eumc
sort o-" a meciinu-ieal toy. The dog
v.-aii'LTOi. bis abbrovinai tnil in an at
t)i!;:t to be fond, aiifl at tbo game
limo exhibited a vow of dan-Jinj? white
iioiii in an niiuersboi" .jar?-, .aiul he
bioki d very tongb. iut lit fit- Mar!:
Kobcr!.-; was net the least bit afraid.
Ho pr.Hcd tbo iray dog's head, cfilletl
him "old fellow," and then bethought,
bin; that it would only be kind to give'
him something to oat. o the next
'ibiS ihe cook in tho Ilohevts family
saw wa.s Master Mark, in white blouse
and bice collar, entering her spotless
3iiek?n with a down-at-thc-heel bull
dog that was from all appearances at
.on is with the world,
i ""Law-a-iur.,?sy,j"o dreffui boy, wha'
yo' m udder say an' yo' fadder when
la.y tea dat dog:"
She gathered her skirts about her
prepared to run. but Jlark's pleading
arms were about her fat Avai.st and fdie
,"f'P.ned iu a heap and gathered him
into ol' I:'-n' siislterm'' aniJf-
' Avliii' "(t waited at a vespectfrJ
?ukeountt:? tlie odor of a rasc
tu-i . iiVn in tlie oven.
lv . J ,t'..1 lllltlfTI'TT
o- " - . .. , . .
e,;, he's lost. Mayue
i L , j i! t- '
,.:u i mo Icoim) luin.
Tvo wanted a rcai-i'u-
. rv chile, he talks es ef he was
Methuselem," Cindy cried.
ir.'J . (.1 OS
tirr.i'rlitwav she began a
i.,..cfo'-hones ami odds and onus leu
riT th- trible, and these were carried,
outside and made a fine feast for the
. . T,,t- ivlint t-l dt
starved stranger. -"-vith
him next? If only Cindy were to
. propitiated that were an easy vie
v but Mark's mother hated dogs-,
'often said so. and believed it her
Mr. Koberts was totally unac
' -fi with Use enn'w.e type, was al-
potlcssly dressed, and while
n'iallv disliking the animals.
tern to keep a respectful dis
e'liad fears, too, of hydro
1 like other ignorant per
d that the bite of a dog
hcther the animal had
was fatal w
rabies or n0r.
Mark do? Wha
I'f.-j been gvot
Idaneecf a fine keu
a milk-whiro coat ;
objections what could
t he did was to keep
mi the premises until
ined into the sen
uel-brcd &port with
ml a sleek head
rated -ears, and
nonar.ee so en
.-.uw.ug ott plnk
t milkmen and
heir goods to
just at this
to l?t his
.M.'-.ure, for i
:ey found j
i V 'il l l" ...t 1 r .
:;;.; iil! er.,ce Wstr
fa,i i e ' i-.-f
..,,;f ,.::.:.-': """""0CS irt'
Proud old TihaiTcs. ?n silent new, -p
Haughtier in your grim decuy
loan iu day.-; when i iany a prow
o;;-ht j on i'rorn the lower bay,
S inloi.-, of dead dreams are ye,
of the empty piers
V hero cur minds s-o bui
in tue cnildish years.
i lh? barren tides that creep
F;i the harbor uiht and morn.
Plunge and tlnsh and laugh and Jean
Hound. your bacs, old and worn
X othicj: of real : ;i'.iness bear.
For our ships have found sin?; then'
Ymder wharves, in J,:nbo!'-i where
-uii'j iii.a come a:! .-cm
rime';; nel tv ir,u.' nasi
Ad, ti'.e bawl and brawl and strut', :
Vo are satisfied at Inst
Vs the wealth of endless
; r s f ) .
erts saw when they bad dined one
evening and expected to spend an hour
listening o Mark's account of ihe day";;
doing.--?. He bad been vague and i;n
satis:';;erory lately at tlii.s pest-pran-dia.l
houv, somotines r.nduly excited,
and again unnaturally piet. Cindy
bad given him a bine ribbon it had
been Avasiied aud ironed ami k-ading
his acquisition i,v this terhcr he
marclKd into tin? parlor, and neiiher
of (hem saw tb.e animal until it stood
before then regarding them with cau
li'ic ciuioii.y, Mrs. IJoberis climbed
on a chair and screamed. Mr. liiberts
said sharply, "Take that iu-ute away,"
and then Mark made his plea,.
"lie's just lovely, papa; plays Vith
me all the time aud doesn't never get
cross. Cindy can tell youCUdy,
"1 tledar ter goodness. Mis Ilouerts.
dat chile am so pesest ter liev a dawg
I so st'fii'ed ter hear him go on. An'
dat ar is a mity nice kind; he got nos
es much sense cs I lies my&efi, an' ho
dean nevah bark, jest lit ter play wif
"How long hi;s been here'?" asked
Mr;?. Huberts at- she stepped down tj
"1st? cawn't excsckly say, tut lie's
tbrmo 'customed t do place, an' I
reckon feels at home, an' dat ehile jes
too lmppy for onnytiug Avaltzin' roun'
wif aim t'oh company ail day."
Mark had his arm a round the brute's
nock i-vad was rubbinp: his own smooth
choek against tlie bltrat hea.d, the log
acc?i)ting his caresses -with' such evi
dent appreciation thai, Mr.- Koberts;,
after watching them a m nnenf, vaid:
"I haven't any use for a dog. but it
the boy want tills one t. play with
I have no objection. Cut keep; him
awny from me,""
"lie's to stay in the yard, remeirder
flint Ufilt- " cii i 11k ,i hffi' unurti-
IV. 1 suppose -fiai h.
c)uid be- fur-
uished with "a., better companion,, but
et tired 'f him. or the dog will
run away. 1. wish, his t.vner wn.uld
If they had read the lost aud. found
notices in the papers they would, have
set u a s-tartl'lug adveri -isnment anent
this- same dog- with a reward of three
figures offered, for Lis safe returns But
they did not. and! Mart: and Cindy
couhl not read,, ami they might have
kept it to themstlves in; any avent,
.. ,.. ,1!.J r ,Jir
ii! ti-.-.v tim ti-v; vk-,.. t.
Time passed aud the father and :
mother did uot get over their okpxtion J
to Mark's playmnte. which imle.d they
seldom saw. being nuu-h out in so
ciety, at which time the child was
supposed to be sleeping in Ida little
bed. So iu truth be was, and often
"old fellow," the only name he had,
was curled up on the foot the Vert
after a romp through every room up
stairs with Cindy in attendance.. And
lie was there one night when the
familv came home late from the the-
"tro but with a cunning dissimulation
lv had lumped down ami hidden, and
thev did not se him when they looked
in on ihe sleeping boy.
In the early morning hours 'Mr. and
! Mrs. Huberts were nwakenee from a
sound slumber by a fearful crash, and
simultaneously with tb; sound tho
white bulldog burkd itself through
the transom et their door, carrying
the frame with it. as it landed in the
middle of the renin
They bad only
time for ono hoe;
animal bad gone
thuue and sm'.l:e
ible thought, that tho
mad when 1key saw
nhing iu and knew
they were saved from' death. The flat
was on five there was time for the
family to be saved, all the rest was
1 1. 4 1 ,
a iom. .inn it vch'a louna later from
1 light scratches on Mark's face that the
dug" liad tried to awaken him, but
failed, thfn porfoi'iued a feat that
was almost .Vib''i human and denoted
an intelligence ot Urn keenest fibre.
When they were' fettled in a new
home ''old fellow"' was? (be hero of the
hour. A siivor collar graced hm ath
letic neck and his story was told In
print. Mrs. Roberts gave him thp
privilege of tho drawing-voo.m,- but
Mark and Cindy were reserved i'M his
special friends, ;!nd sometimes he
seemed a Jilik tired of them. He
drooped and they sent for a veterinary
surgeon, who could find nothing defi
nite the uniter, but concluded he had
inhaled smoke tho night of Ids life
saving "cat. But Hie hurt was deeper
than that, aa they soon learned.-
They were walking in tho park and
silt down t ) vest, Mark ami "old fel
low''' making a striking picture r.r.d at
tracting ni rent ion ar; usual, 'i'bon ec
er.rred a tableau more striking. The
dog saw a man at a little distance, ran '
toward hi;n, leaned on his :-ho ildor
and almost bav hua thj gvoi ;1 b
fotn d hhs (.'.v.
"V.'hy, he's the boss 1 t'iVkstpr of the
AToion Club";- kem:el.," a iVT Cue r.i":i.
"Hi. Oldfuliotv;. jump for' .the gentlt'-
man : j
And cbeuicnv vo orr.ers the log per- j
formed the trick '-rid eh hd'made hlr f
a life-saver ami' proved the nan's
ownership. And xnw. he'luvJ- less; use -for
the Koliert:; fawily than they !.ad '
tor him. He turned' tail on 1 he whole
bunch and went off wiih hi; " trainer
with acute satisfaeti!. leaving Mark,
gazing after him wf:tfnl!y aa'd' ray
ing: "And just to think I called lnco "old
fellow.' and it was his ven ' ot.'j i
name."' Chicago Keciuvl-Tlevahl.
The Pliilo-sopliy of i;erjijr:iin liitb4.
"There'. a lot of truth! vn the Uieory
ihat it's a t ill wind wl fc-I: blow?; -nobody
good. I've noticed that you can
extract comfort from almost anyt'd;!g
if you took at it right. Tin? re was my
friei d F.obskT- When he lost his wife
he felt bad, of course, but'. he was son- j
sible and tried" to look o-r tbf bright '
side. ho may be happier' where tske-
is now.' he s;?itk "for if have the jl'
correct idea as to the habits of tlie ii.n
gels ahe needn't, worry over- tbore. e-j;
cause there 3sn."t closet reoci onc-ugU j!
far her clfilhes. Tliat always- troubled i
lr here!' Ho I say we should always
look on tlv -chet-rful side oft he- pictiwe-;
if'tliere is oik., and there gon?rwlly is:..
There's llibbleson.. f)r instance
been laid up nearly all summer front: j
tlu effects- of 'an operation for agpendi- i,!
ciiis. lie's- forty po-aixds lighter limn
Le. was six mouths- ago. Most mtU'i'
w-uild grumble over ueh as lie's i:
had. But I- saw him the otli;r day.-.f
and he was- looking: as elMcrfit! as a..
girl who's engaged tw three fellows ut .
Mix- same time.. 'It'V a. mighlj lucky;f;
1 i Hif- this trouble barui'on'af lo- Uiie." ha i
was getting so stout that i .
ret ii.to mr evening clothes ;j
any more. Xowthry fit me very com-: h
fortablv. aud X'll be ahlo to get along -'s
for another sctvon wltlnml: buying new. 1
tM2fs. That'll be :i eleru" saving of ,j
'T.' That's the war to look' ;ct thin?.d.. lj
, . . , i,....... .-.jii a
! tie money is fio.t co-rv "w:
belp to pay tlie doctors, who probnlly
need it. for thtv support of tftoir fam
ilies. :w think of the rest he's bad-"
lhicag j Kect ird-I truld.
PilHV .him: 17nt the beginning of tiro
American anuy about o.t.wiu men
its uniform. From Its
r il).5 )mva. come half oC" the Frfst-.
dents of the United Stale., thousands
of men uccupying high civil offices.
Governor of States. Cabinet Minis
ters. Senatovs and ltepresentati-.es In
Congres;,, Ambassadors smd justices of
the highest courts. Although suhordi--'
nate t and it loyal instrument of the I
civil power, It has always been regard
ed with a certain jealousy- and: suspi
cion born of other times ant.!; condi-.
tions. It has successfully enductftl
five great wars and uumerous Indian
campaigns, ami has always been the
chief instrument in restoring order af
ter a war or disturbance. !t has filled
a large space in our history, art! is to
day, in consequence of its prepared
ness our best assurance oi peace. Xew
A man never knoas how little his
friends can help him "until he needs
them. For centra, why do Ave fear out
enemies; for if our fvieuiTs can help us
so little, bow can our enemies, barm us
CURIOUS FLORAL PUZZLES;
nydfatigea That HloomstKcautifully Ulue,
Rat Chancres to Fink.
Florida h;ts a good many floral puz
zles as well as beauties. Sometimes
the colors of even the most familiar i
flowers are modified curiously by soil
or climate or both. One of the most
familiar examples is the ease of the or
dinary spiderwort, Tradescantia Vir
ginica. Every Northern child who h;i3
been blessed Avith the inestimable priv
ilege of a country home and life has
gathered these grassy beauties, with
their lleeikg azure blossoms, and
walehe.l them fold their deep blue pc
tab) ami dissolve into a drop of liquid
rJtra marine. In Florida is the same
plant, with the same curioua spider--webs
.ruinning from its broken and
:-:mavated stalks, but its petals are
pink, and the bright drop of liquid blue
degenerates into a faded and ghostly
suggestion of damp decay,
Another more remarkable example
a the common hydrangea. Hydrangea
hortensis of the catalogues.- Farther
north this is a fa: Miliar flower, with its
overgrown imads of white or pale pink
ish flowerets, in Florida, ii. is in its
glory, branciiin?: out into a bread' pyra
mid, six or eight feel in diameter, and
rompletcly covered wiih the raast
."pledid stz-.-re gloi)-:-. The pale pink
give:; nla?e to a hlae that rivals t he sky
irvelf i;i dejith and brightness. The
piant sems to have' found new life' and
dressei!' itself in n?w b-muty for its
A search for thi r halt? hydrangea
in the etalogres I:-' valx No such ;
thing i:? mr-ntioued. "White hydrangeas !
there are., and pink. Lai: no blue. j
This magnificent itlue- hydrangea 1
came from a cutting taken trom the or
tlinar.v pink variety and transplanted'
from Georgia. To the astonishment of!
iis Flothla owner it bloomed blue, ami !
all cutting from it produced blue flow-1
era in Soiilhein Florida.. Bin the ex- !
pci'miem- lias heen tried f 'taking cut- !
lings fronr this "blue hydrangea' and j
phmting them in the Xorth. when they !
tit ore.-e lapse into the old familiar
pinkish form of flower head;1. Even j
planted in a tub with sandy soil and j
imperfectly lortuuseu m tins laiittute,
the result is-the same. The blue vau-
js.'U'S-a.-Ki tue- piuu reuiriis. . .
The liescent of the Horse.
Tlit present domesticated horse is
.supposed to hare descended from hori.es
taken from Higher Asia. Of course
they have been crossed until there rve
many breeds.. The horse is not men
tioned in connection with Abraham's
cattle; but it was known to the ancient
Egyptians, wh took horses- in ex
change for bread in .loseprfs time.
When: Jacob was carried to- bis eld
home- to be buried many people with
chariots and horses followed in the
procession. As a general thing the ancients-
preferred the ass to the horse,
because more- easily kept and man
aged, but from the earliest times there
were cavalrymen in the armies of the
Cld World. The animal is mentioned
cfto; in Merfptr.re. and Job's descrip
tion tf tho war horse is . fire ami
f'-omo Good Att vice.
Tit" country editor should net faiT
to realize the influence he may exer
cise in the shaping of public affairs,,
say.-- the Spirit Lake (Iowa) Beacon.,
lie should counsel wisely, read care
fully,, think deliberately and express
himself iu no haphazard fashion. The
editor of ss. country paper who delivers-halt-bakedl
opinions and slashes around
simply to attract attention, is account-able-
for a serious waste of oppor
tunity. Ouiy rmii;i:i Newspaper Suspender.
The cchorokoe Advocate, the only
paper ever printed m art Indian tongue
Ss about to suspend publication,, owing
to changes in the government of the
five tjribes. The Cherokee is the only
tribe having a written language. It
was invented, by Sequoyah- a Chero
kee in lSiHt,
C ets Acc5t;jiid to It.
The first time a woman loses her tem
per it nearly scares her husband to
death; after that it startle.:, him just as
much when like Co:::a't. IXcw York
posit iv. ly thai
po iulat belief
duced by irrita
invect :." gators coneir.de
there is nothing itt the
that bey fever is pro-
pci.cn trom plants.
Una ami Get : -i
XV av Jersey,
fin best selt
help i;s helping-'
Altrufem is the'
The Shield of
fixith will fit the
You catttiot fat
ten your tfoul on
gSSSU " gramuae 13
tne ypnng ot tree
VvTe life to die5 that w may die to
I-ove i the e 'Vience 5f ' God 'a life
The shield of fah will tiot ft the
The infernal must fall before tha
The poor iti goods are oflin--rieli in
God's work: must In- clone in- God'3
Eloquence is' not of ihe lun,5s.
Wisdom ssld-sm runs-3 in a .rut. -
Mart is ever nreater iian his tooli.
The death cf'self is the lifn-of.'t&c
Ti"U5' religion is duty linked to the
A. W.' Ranger, the chiesolieitar-fd?
the Salvation At my in England, id
The Czar and Czarina will visit Italy
in Decembtf, escorted bx- a Russian:
Oom Paul Krugerhas, with the Bberr
delegates; leased three villas at -Men
tone, Fraitee.for th-e winter.
Lord Charles Berssford, "rho has-just
ended a visit to America, has been
made a British Vice-Admiral.
The Frfnce of Wales iias for hT
study the smallest", least pretentious
room at Sandringhini. . It is lit by. on
GeneraFDe Wet Is reported to tfavfe
said: "It is hard indeed to be a persotf
age who was far happier Tshen lfb was
only a peasant."
Dr. Eastman, a full-blooded Sioux
Indian, Les written a b;)ok entitled:
"Indian Boyhood.''" He i- a. Govern
ment physician in North Dakota.
General' Corbin says -that the Britisli
enlisted men "cannot begin - to com
pare" in brains, educalioi' and initia
tive witha the American private so"
Albert Santos-Dmont -rants K1:000,
000 with which to-continue liying-rna
chine cxperimentp;. Rerif. comes high
innnore senses than one with suciX. in
ventors. Rear-Admiral Schley 3as been,-presented
a handsome loving cup at Dal
las. Texas,, the girt of the city. Gen
oral M. M. Craua made the presenta
Prince- Henry an his recent airtomo-.
bile trip from Kiel to Darmstadt
helped fill the hoiler cf his machine,
talked, in' peasant dialect and. shook
hands -with workmen.
Ilamlin Garland, the author, owns
an Indian tepee eighteen feet in diam
eter, made for him by Cheyenne wom
en. Hepeo-making seems to take the
place with Indians that the embroid
ering of slippers for the pas-tor. does
atnoE. their white sisters.
The Children Don't Find It Hot.
"Have you ever noticed '' asked at
thoughtful citizen, "how few children,
ever complain of the heat? Grown,
people grumble at the hot weather
from morning till night and all night
too, for that matter, but you sehlom
hear a child say that he or she- is
too hot. Boy and girls play alt. day
l0I1g rind play is hard work, some of
i they run from morning till night
i chUdxen seldom sit down but t'hey da
not take Uine to abuse the weather.
A boy will drink unlimited, water
every time he gets a chance; he can
eat watermelon until he almost ex
plodes, and can cover three ice cream
sodas at a sitting; bat you never hear
fhim say he is tired of hot weather,
j Tho little girls, too, aro great water
driakeis they prefer ice cream to all
cool beverages, however, and love to
parade with their little parasols and
fans; rarely, though, are they ever
he&rd to wish it wa3 not so warm.
I wonder why this is are children
more patient than their ciders, or
are they merely so profoundly in
terested "in their own little affairs as to
j 0 obviously or indifferent' to states
ot temperature? I wish I knew,
Detroit. Free Tress.
The British Museum has fcecu epes
113 years last January.
' "y n:mejf.