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- 1 BYBBT TUESDAY,
is m tnt
NATIOXal. GXIIXXIUCK TkTZU
Grtenbixkeri Sosfcila Year
ATl.ts Men TXAB, i
GREENSBORO, N. C, TUESDAY, TOLY 20, 1880.
The Stolen Love-Letters.
In the uncertain flickering firelight
pretty Maggie Leslie sat pulling a rose
to pieces. Her sister Kate watched her
a few moments impatiently, and then
said: "What are you doing, Maggie ?
Tired of your new lover, eh P"
"What nonsense! I am not tired of
my new lover, but I am angry at mv
"Very likely. When a girl has dis
carded a country clergyman with 300
a year for a baronet with 30,000, it is
likely she will be angry at the poor
lover troubling her memory."
" I should dismiss the country clergy
man very soon from my memory, if he
permitted me. I never thought Archie
Fleming, could have been t,o mean;"
, and Maggie threw the poor tattered
remnant of a rose passionately away
"I do not believe Cousin Archie
Fleming could do a mean thing, Mag
gie. You must be mistaken."
"I wish I was. Come closer, Kate,
and I will tell you all about it;" and
the two young girls seated themselves
on a low ottoman in a confidential atti
tude. 'Kow-taggtB7Wliend -wtirrr
' The 'when was two evenings ago.
Sir John ancMxSrerc coming across the
moor,' just as happguas as anything,
and I thought Archie wSSP "in London,
when we met him suddenly
turned into the Hawthorn path.
wnat do you think ? They rushed into
each other's arms like like two French
men. I do believe they kissed each
other. It was 'John' and ' Archie,' an d
hand-shaking, and 4 How are you old
fellow P' and that kind of thing, until
I was quite disgusted. "Men going on
in that way are so ridiculous ! -
"By-and-byeSir John remembered me,
and 'supposed Archie knew his fair
parishioner Miss Leslie,' and Archie
bowed in the most distant manner, and
said he had the honor of being my poor
cousin.- Men never keep an j thing, and
before we had walked a quarter ot a
mile Sir John had contrived to let
Archie know how matters stood be
"That was not very pleasant, but of
course you were off with the old love
before you were on with the new."
" Not exactly. I had stopped writing
to Archie, and if he had an ounce ot
sense he might have guessed the rea
son." Kate shook her head and looked
"Now, Kate, don't be aggravating.
The case is just this. Sir John and
Archie, it seems, are old school friends,
and Archie has all sorts of romantic no
tions about fidelity to his friend, and
threatens to tell Sir John how badly I
have treated bim."
" Then you have seen' Archie P"
"Yes; I sent Davie Baird to tell
him to meet me in the conservatory last
" How imprudent !"
" I had to do it. I wanted to coax
Archie to let me off easily, and give me
back all my letters. I must have the
letters, Kitty. I really must."
" Well he said some very disagreeable
things truths he called them and I
cried, and looked , just as pretty as I
' could. He insisted I was in love with
Sir John's title and money, and not with
himself; and when I said that was not
true, and that I loved Sir John very
dearlv. lie cot auite in a temper. It is
my belief that lie would rather I mar
ried for money than love if I dont marry
him.l That's the selfishness of men,
Kitty. I wouldn't be as mean for any
thing And oh, Kitty, he would not
give me back my letters, and I must
have them.r , 4
" IBhould not worry about a few
" Kitty, you don't know all, or you
would not say that."
"Tell me all. then.'"
"I have sent Sir JShn just-thesame
letters word for word. You know I
never was good at composition, and
when mar Jovce was here, I got her
when Clara Joyce i was nere, gut u
might need them. I copied them for
Archie, and they were so clever V copied
them also lor Sir jonn. now, jvih,j, u
Archie should show those letters, as hft
said he would, how both of them would
laugh at me! I could not bearit.
Kate looked very much troubled.
"Indeed. Maggie, you are right," she
answered. ' You must have your let
ters: and if Archie will not give you
.., them, they must be stolen from him;
Sat is all about it. It would never do
to let him hold such a power over your
poor little head, and it would be worse
.ftirvnn were married than before it.
YoS Tie Bur?Sa? he will not give them
.f,Stt ...... -.j
He said he never would giye them
toCThaps he has burned them."
Oh. no, he could never .bear to do
that. Why, he idolizes them, Kitty.
Just before he went away, ho told
me that they were laid in rose leaves in
thm drawers of bis Indian cabinet."
j kmai. it ranaiaxiier ani. ...
so. It is likely grandfather's key will
open the minister's.'
Oh. Kate, von dnnt not do mr'
"I dare, under the rircumstanwa. Of
two evils cne should choose the least.
Anything, almost, is better than rivin
a rejected lover such a power over you.
i. wouiu De auiereni ii it was me. -1
would defy him, and take the teLting in
my own hands."
"I could not do that. Archie mirht
(ease me co aeaxn nrsx.
a 4 .
"I know, you dear.
woman. But you shall
have your let-
ten, Maggie, so go to
bod, and sleep
soundly on my promise."
" w hen
"Perhaps to-morrow. Archie dines
ru Uio blbp tomorrow. I glmll
find no better opportunity, I think."
The next morn in c craved tn -no
of those drenching days quite character
istic of an English November. Still
about three o'clock. Miss Leslie insisted
on riding to the village. Her grand
father made some opposition, but soon
gave in to "Kate's set ways," and her
decided declaration " that she would.be
111 2 I L . 11 . -
in vuuiuui. uer gaiiop.
Arrived at the village she stopped at
the parsonage door, and nodding pleas
antly to the housekeeper who opened
it, she said she was very wet, and
would like to see her cousir -id dry
The parson was cone to the huhrm'a
ut if Miss Leslie would come in there
as a nre in his parlor, and she could
arm her feet and have a warm cup of
a; and Miss Leslie, after a little
ected hesitation, and a little more
easing, consented to do so.
. She permitted Martha to remove hr
hat and bring her some tea. I shall
rest half an Iiour, Martha, and if
Cousin Archie is not back by that time,
I must go, or else I shall not reach
home before dark."
As soon as the door was shut she
glanced round the room. It was a cozy
place, full of bachelor comforts, and
pleasantly littered with books and
papers. The Indian cabinet stood in
a little recess between the two windows.
She quietly selected her grandfather's
key, and tried the lock. It opened at
once, and with an ease that showed it
was in constant use, and the first thing
that greeted her was the faint scent of
But the letters were not in the
drawers, and she was on the point of
closing the cabinet in despair, when she
remembered that her grandfather's had
a secret door that slipped away, and
hid a closet between. the drawers. It
was likely Archie's had the same.
She sought the spring, and it responded
at once to her touch, and there lay the
letters, all tied together in one little
bundle. There was not more than half
'& dozen, and Kate, with a smile ot re
llet and satisfaction, -put thexa in her
pocket, and reiocked the cabinet.
She had scarcely .flone so when she
heard some one open the front door
with a pass key.'g.nd come straight up
the stairs. Inl moment she had decided
that it warnot Archie's footstep, and
hfttmust be one of his intimate
friends. In a moment, also, she had
decided that if she did not know him,
he should not know her. Whoever it
was, he did not at once come to the par
lor; he went into an adjoining room,
removed his wet coat and boots, and
came lounging in, with slippers on his
feet and a cigar in his mouth
Kate had iust finished arranctnc her
hat and gloves, and was going quietly
out of one door when he entered by the
other. For a moment they stood and
looked blankly at each other; the next.
Kate advanced a few steps, and said : " I
am waiting to see the clergyman Do
you know how soon he will -return.
" I think he will be here immediately,"
answered the new-comer, whose first
instinct was to say the thing most likely
to detain so beautiful a girl. "I am
sorry to have intruded, but I will retire
at once, if you desire it."
"By no means, sir. I shall not re
main longer. I expected my brother
with Mr. Fleming, but as my groom is
with me, there is no need to wait, espe
cially as it is likely to be dark very
" I left Mr. Fleming at the bishop's.
with three other clergymen. Your
" O h. mv brother i our clergyman ;"
and then suddenly remembering a friend
of Archie's who lived at least ten miles
away, she said : "I am Miss Crowther,
of Hill Top perhaps you know Mr.
Henry Crowther P"
The young gentleman looked at Kate
in utter amazement. In fact, he was
Mr. Henry Crowther himself, and he
was not aware that he had ever had any
sister. Who was this beautiful girl
claiming so pleasant a kinship with
But almost with the announcement
Kate disappeared. He watched her
horse brought round, and saw her
mount and ride away, and then sat
down to smoke in a whirl of curiosity
and excitement. " W bat a bright face J
What frank, charming manners! What
a figure! I wish to everything I had a
sister or something nice like that girl
I do wonder who she is!" The next
moment he had rung the bell, and pulled
the bell-rope down.
"Lawks. Mr. Henry. I knew that
was vou a-ringing. wnicn jot. Arcnie
' m m a a
never riners that outrageous way. W hat
he von w&ntinsr. sirP"
I want to know. Martha, who thai
young lady is that leftthe house twenty
uuuurca 6w. . . , . . . ,
" Well may you asx, sir, wnicn m ao
shows your good sense. dk w wass
very beautiful young lady, -ir. and a
18 .?Ti!oT";fl .11 Martha." i
XJfcl0 ACOAIO OTI AUl AAA wv
z 4-m i oa i a aiw mf arnniP'i f'niiHi n
That is alL Martha.'
Verv well, sir."
When Archie returned he found
Harrv Crowther pacing the room in
tet impatience. "How long
nMni" he exclaimed:
L k.. Mn' the most beautiful girl
waiting for you;. and. by everything!
she says she is my sister; and, still
ah did not know that I was
" What do you mean, Harry r
.Tnst what I say."
"Oh. this is too bad! I must ask
Martha about it. She ought not to
permit strangers to come into my
"Stop. Archie: 1 have asked Martha,
u M!m Kate Leslie. I
t Mnin Kate. Now what could
h-o HmTifrht her here this wet davP"
He thought immediately of his inter-
view with Maggie, and of her anxiety
about her letters. " foor litue tizL"
cabinet to the ponage. I dare say it
is exactly Ilk h one in his room. If
r wuu, mentaiiy, --1 must not numsn
her any longer. I will take her her
letters to-morrow "
So the next afternoon ha nnt on hi
hat and coat, and went to the Cabinet
lor them. Of course they were not
there. For one moment he was con
founded; the next, his mind hA in.
etinctively divined the hand that had
robbed him. He was very angry with
bis cousin Kate. He knew at once it
was altogether her doing. If Maggie
had ever darrd to try. she would nave
screamed in the attempt, and betrayed
It was with a very stem face that he
entered the parlor where KaU was sit
ting, and he would not see the hand
she held out to him. When they were
alone, she asked at one : " Why wont
you shake hands, Archie P"
How can you expect me. Kate, to
take the hand
'That robbed me. Say it if tod
I was going to sav it. Why did von
"Because you were tortnrlnr little
Maggie, and I will not have her worried
about a few letters. They were hers,
' I think they were mine."
" That shows a man's honesty in love
matters. The letters were sent to you
under a supposition that you were to
fill a certain relationship to Maggie.
You were found incompetent for. that
position, and the favors relating to it
ought to have been returned. A dis
missed ambassador lnicht inut m well
keep the insigia of his office."
"Sit down, Kate, and don't tint your
self in a passion. Have I ever dona an
unkind thing t either Maggie or
since we were children together?'
"Ho, Archie, you have not.
"Do you really think I would?"
"You said you would tell Sir John
things about Maggie, and that would
be unkind. Maggie lovee Sir John
very much." .
"I would never hurt Maggie. As
your pastor, and as yout cousin, let me
say 1 think you have behaved in a very
" Very improper indeed. You ought
to have come to me. I would have
given you the poor dear little letters ;
and as for telling Sir John anything to
open his eyes, I like him far too well.
The only way to be happy in love is to
You think that is very satirical. 1
"No, I do not. Iam waiting for
your apology, ivate. louknow you
ought to make me one."
Kate sat, with burning cheeks, tap
ping the floor with her foot, and Archie
stood calmly watching her. At last
she said, "You are right, Archie.1
Then, putting her hand in her
pocket: "Here are the letters. Dp.
wnat you uaewitn mem. I trust juu.
He took them tenderly, and throwing
them into the fire, mournfully watched
them turn to gray ashes. Kate's eyes
were full of painful tears.
" Archie," she said, "forgive me. I
acted very impulsively and very Im-
Srudently. I am ashamed of myself,
'here is something else I must tell you
about this miserable affair. I saw a
gentleman in your parlor, and I gave
myself a false name to him."
"Ob, Kate, see how one fault leads to
another. If you had been doing right,
you would not have been ashamed to
confess that you were Kate Leslie. Do
you know the lady whose name you
" No, I know nothing about such a
Then I will go with you, and you
must make an apology to the family."
" Must 1 do thisr"
You must. It is the least you can
Very well, Archie, I will do it.1
But this part of her punishment was
lone delayed. Ths next morning Kate
was very ill. and a severe attack oi
rheumatic fever confined her for weeks
to her room. Then the fatigue and
excitement consequent on Maggie's
marriage threw her back into the inertia
of invalidism, and the adventure was
almost forgotten in its painful results.
As the warm weather came on sue
improved, and began to go into society
again. Tne day there was to be a lawn
party at the bishop's, and she promised
to meet Archie there. She was sitting
restinr under a rreat oak. when she
saw him coming toward her. A gentle
man was with him. whom sne recog
nized at a glance : she had introduced
henelf onoe to him as Miss JTO Winer.
What was Archie roing to do to herP
She felt almost like crying ; but she stood
bravely un as they advanced, ana in
her white muslin dress, with roses at
her waist and throat, she made a very
" (food-altera con, tjousm nowe,
"Cousin Archie, good-afternoon
" Kate, this is my friend, Mr. Henry
She blushed violently, but sne did not
lose her self-possession. "I have met
Mr. Crowther before, once, wnen i was
on a little nnvaie masaueraae. ana
..... . . X a
Mimed the character oi his sister. 1
hone I am for riven.
" Til bad a sister, sne wouia nave oeen
r . .
honored by the assumption. Since toe
momentary favor I have never ceased to
regret my want."
They sat long under the pleasant
shade, and in the evening rode slowly
home torether under the July moon
Refore thev parted both had acknowl-
I . -
I brother and Sister.
wmV- tt. rvwther w
ntlY com in r with Archie to call
i 1 . - -. . . .
on the Leslies, either for one pretext or
another. Than he began to come by
himself, and to come without any pre
text at all. It had been long evident to
Archie that Harrv and Kate loved each
. . a i a a. 1 a - a
im how matfira atnod.
. . ... a f a a.
rutty," ne saia, one nigus
waiting patiently through a "good-
niffht,rthat lasted an hour and a half
" Kitty, why does Harry Crowther come
here so often r"
" Because we do not believe in writ
ing, grandfather. Love-letters onoe
nearly cost me my life; and leaning
fondly on her grandfather's neck, Kitty
told him the fault of which she had
been guilty, and the pain and shame it
had caused her.
"Never pavs. Kitty, to do evil that
good may come ; the price is too high.
"You forgive me, grand father P
Vm. Kittv. with all mv heart.
rTTarrv has forrlren me too. ToU
see, alter taking his name in iesU it to
right I make the amend honorable oy
i 1 1 1 . -
u tvu win itj me. m ... k.
Mrs. Crowther instead ot Crow
ther. May llanyak yooto-m.---
Yes. he may ak me. He ha Mki
you. 1 supposes
And we are to aavt a weddlnr. and
no jove-ietters. 1 never heard of such
A weddlnr. and ba Ubu.
have adopted viaft ..i.T.-. ii
their place." . u
ObJectleE&Me ' TTsa ?xifr-s
The attempt toi yv iv- c..iiK
consul at New Yor Ti i
came sen uiroughj - , .
urni me imct tnacruiMitca ot various
kinds wr ""'n"?'-lT i thrrrrrtrh tUm
postoffipe, to the disturbance of the
peace of mind if not the endangering of
the life of the cleri. a German once
sent a box of lucifer matches to his
father in the old country, but luckily
they were discovered before going on
board ship. Otherwise a steamer might
have been burned at sea and nobody
known the cause. The young rn was
much surprised at the possible conse
quences of an act Which seemed to him
as harmless as possible. When patent
cigar-lighters were first invented, tneir
passage through the postoffice made
such lively times r the clerks that the 1
manufacturers had to be warned. One
day a stamper was interrupted in his
work by a crackling noise and bv the
letter bursting into flame. It was writ.
ten by a sailor, who was In the habit of
carrying his stationery and his matches
in the same pocket, and some of them
accidentally got into the envelope. A
doting grandfather sent his grandson in
the country some percussion caps for
the celebration ot the national hoHdar.
The clerks in the New York postofhee.
nowever.iaa a jourinoi July sllto
tbemselves in advance ot the regular
date when the stamp clerk reached out
grandfather's letter. The stamper came
very near losing his -eye to make an
American holiday-lbr the grandson; as
though the old gentleman, on being in
formed of the result of his effort to
please his offspring, offered to pay the
damages. A stamp clerk once had hii
thumb torn off by the explosion of ni tro-
glycenne inserted in perforated cord
Some time before several diamonds in
serted in cork and smurrled into the
mails had been discovered by the clerk,
and it was believed, though never
proved, that the owner of the diamonds
prepared the nitro-glycerine nackare a
a testimonial of his feelings toward the
clerk whose real confiscated bis jewels.
-rewaio ana none resign," said Jef
ferson of officeholders, but even he,
would hardly deny that under such cir
cumstances they are liable to sudden re
movai. vcirott rrt iros.
Of the danger of Injury to health from
polluted wells, it is hardly possible to
say too much. In one cholera season
in London six hundred deaths were
traced to the use ot a single street rump.
Typhoid fever has been repeatedly, in
deed many times, known to affect whole
families who resorted to a well for a
common supply, while others in the
sme neighborhood, using different
water, were not attacked. Worse yet,
perhps, seems to be the subtlety with
which organic poison may be conveyed.
by water, through milk in dairymen's
supplies. Several times this has hap
pened in London and elsewhere in Eng
land. In one instance, so far as ap
peared, the only mode of contamination
was by the milk-pans at the dairy being
washed in water from a stream into
which leakage had occurred from a
neighboring vault. At another time,
several well-to-do families in London,
one of them that oi a physiclan.were af
fected with typuotd lever, it was
found that they were all supplied with
milk by a company which furnished
milk from several dairies. At last it
was ascertained that cases of fever oo
curred only in those families to whom
had been sent the milk oi one particular
dairy ; and a local cause oi contamina
tion ox 11 supply was also traced.
What exquisite cleanliness of all things
is enjoined by this experience! Noth
ing is more sensitive than milk and
cream to all impurity. Even the water
'Inch cows drink, when marshy and
bad, has been known to make their milk
unwholesome. Butter can be made good
only where the most scrupulous sweet-
ness, cleanliness, and Irealiness of every
thing is maintained. This is the chief
secret of good butter-making; and the
moral of it may be extended and ap
plied by saying that perfect cleanliness
v s nsMit wva ia svu, ka c? ci w
where absolutely necessary to perfect
health. American Health Printer.
warav fswv1 air tavtsl wAasvM la ab.
Where the Icebergs and Ice fields
The iceberes come chiefly from Green
land, being formed by rivulet, eto. The
vt ir fieMa aeea upon the banks of
Newfoundland are brought there by
the vast currents of the sea and wind.
Thev come mostly from the cosst ot
Labrador, and are pans oi tne neias inai
are formed during the long winter in
the great bays and inlets of the Labra
dor coast, lee bergs are continually
changing their line of floating, owing
in part to the breaking off of pieces ot
the upper mass and the melting away
of the submerged portion. Their mo
tion is always stow, and accidents can
rarely happen from them to prudent
mariners. They float along the banks
of Newfoundland, nnd finally, striking
the warmer waters of the Gulf stream,
soon disappear. The movement of a
field ox ice is accompanied by mucn
crashing, and is often obscured by a
dense fog. tnrougn wnicn nse u tops
of the bergs. On two occasions during
the Arctic cruise oi tne J uniaia, in me
Polaris search expedition, that vessel
barely escaped destruction bv icebergs
1873. During a, dense fog at midday.
off Cape Farewell, an immense berg was
suddenly seen to loom up out ot the fog
not more than a ship's length directly
ahead. Fortunately the vessel was run
ning at slow speed, and her course was
quickly changed, and she cleared the
ice mountain by about 100 feet. On
snother occasion, off Fiskernaes. in a
dense fog. another very large berg was
seen a little on the port bow, and a
ledge of rocks on the starboard bow,
not more than 00 feet distant. The
engines were stopped and reversed, and
the vessel only escaped destruction by
a few feet. ITiilatUtfhlu. Bulletin.
of tha housoheld, says
not knowlhow tha other
taking it in earnm.
FOR THE FUR SEX.
In reply to a requrat from young
lady w the Reading (Pa.) high school
for a poetical contribution Cor the aehool
literary association. Dr. Oliver Wendell
Holmes wrote: My Dear Young, Lad j
If you knew how many letters I have
U writ every day you would say:
"Poor, dear man. how tired he must
tor We that make rhymes r ex
pected to turn them on as you turn on
water thztmgh a lancet whenever it la
wanted. Bat writing poetry 'I like
shooting docks or gee -you may load
up and paddle off. and watch 1 all the
morning, ana never see duck r goose
exoept yourself aa reflected tn the water.
. r" -r ""Jn-ly. Xw11lpniy say
Sou anq a great, many other young
lendsand old ones by writing ail
sorts of odes, elegies, epics, epigrams,
etc., but I have ,to content myself by
disappointing you and them wit$ a lit tie
scrap of a note like this, sweetend with
gooo-wuiand good wishes, and nothfn
else in the world to pay for oiuA
stamps wasted on me.
N far ia CaalM. !
Qum arabio diaaolved in alcohol will
keep the hair crimped or curled in damp
For early morning walking the fash-
M.1.1. La i T . ...
wuuw Miomoi la oi xnoia wccm, witn
an English jacket.
New tennis rules ehange the height
Of the net at the coats to ninet inehea
the height in the middle remaining as
Very simple elbow oape are of anv
black silk or wool fabric with three or
our pleating on the edge and a ruff
at the neck. t
Coiffures are arranged verv low.
Smooth bandeaux with a parting in the
middle are now worn in preferenoe to a
fringe or frixxled curl. I
Gloves are worn longer thin ever.
sometimes coming up over the elbow.
It is fashionable to trim them at the top
with several rows of laoe insertion and
a slightly gathered laoe headingj
Rich Parisians spend very much
money in obtaining ancient bn turns, sad
even the imitations of them are cojUj
euoBgh. The prettiest of the4 are the
Wstteau buttons, which are real jewels.
Fashionable stockings are in all the
new shades of heliotrope, cream, almond.
old gold, bine, roae and red. while the
insteps are embroidered in buttercup,
roaebndf, f orget-me-nota and polka dots
in contrasting colors. j
Tkt Xew Depart re at Be bee's Comers,
blant-spoken, hearty-look eg first citizen
of Be bee's Comers made his appearance
on Griswold street to look out some faw-
a a a ft t a w - m
er wno wonm ueuver me rourin oi
aly oration atthe Oorncra. He waa on
businees and no fooling. He had been
deputised by hiafellow-citiaepa to make
a I oratorical arrangements, and be had
decided ideas ss to the sort of i sddreas
wasted. He was put in communication
with a young attorney who bad an ad
dress of 400 pages of foolscap all written
out for such an oocaaaion, After a few
preliminary remarks the delegate began :
"Does your addreas refer to the strug
gles of our forefathers?
"Oh, yea; I have seventeen distinct
reference to their perils, struggles and
"Knock em right out, then; cross out
every one of them! Every fool in the
country knows that our forefathers had
to struggle. Of course they did; it was
their business to. They have had all
the praise due 'em, and Be bee's Corners
won t give 'em another word,"
"Well, I suppose I can leave out
our forefathers, humbly replied the
Very well. Now, what have you in
your addiees in regard to General Wash-
"Well, I probably mention bim forty
or fifty times. Waahingto 1 was a
great man, and we must not forget him. "
8trik him out! was the fiat command.
"Washington was a great and good man.
Be bee's Corners is as loyal as any town
in America, but we've had Washington
till we can't rest. '
The orator made a note of that also,
and the other continued;
"I presume you have put in a boom
for the Declaration of Independence
"Yes, I never heard of a Fourth of
July oration with that left out.?
'Then you are going to lean some
thins; new. Be bee's Corners would
howl all day over the sight of an A meri
can flag If there waa any call for it, bat
we're going to take a new departure. To
Declaration of Independence in our ora
tion this year. Scratch 'ex right out."
"That doeent leave me flvo minutes'
talk," said the attorney as he made a
calculation. "AU I have left are a few
remarks oa the Pilgrim Fathers.
"Then knock the Pilgrim Fathers high
er than a kite before youf orget it. We re
been Pilgrim Fathered to death in this
"What kind ot an oration do you want
np there? asked the lawyer, as his heart
began to sink.
That s what 111 tell you. Can you
Then you are out in the Cold. We
want an oration las ting just tea minutes.
We want a sensational song to lead off.
and a sunny one to end with. ; The re
marks between the songs can range all
the way from 'Daniel in the Lion's
Den to 'Pop Goes the Weasel,' but
they must be funny. We are a laughing;
set up there, We go in heavy 'for co
nundrums, and wemakasocaeof the beat
puns going, wesnau want,; say, ten
puns, tea conundrum, two songs and
one thing to warrant aooai rive grins
and from seven to ten regular: old side
splitters, and the terms will be f 15 cash
on the naiL Are you the man?
"I I guess not," was the faint reply.
AU right nuff said. lilt move on
to the next, and if I cant strike1 the chap
in this town HI sail down to Toledo.
Bebee's Corners is going to get vp and
bowl this year, and dont you forget itf
it U estimated that ovex $10,000,000
a year are expended in private, hotti
cultars in Great Britain aad Ireland.
ro jsuiaiio is
tbtsooe baa sot 60s very god sor-
tws, l i&ia K saore i rag rmoets tha I
n4 to- It U not bsrasse thry art
especially tashJcmab!. for I have sea
only os rag carpet besides mlM rino I
pt It pon the floor. Tba other one.
m the sluing room of a sar ndikbor.
has sines given place to a coOon carpet
of nj colors ajdjvattrra. coetiax t'f a
dUarayartL When I run ta to my
Migfcbora, I araallv alt with my !
vpoa an ingrala or Broaals carpet. It
la very pleaaaav. and I adcalre tae neat
earpet and the flowrrlBg plants, and aU
om caisry in nee 00 sttelv and brack
ets. Bat wbn I co borne aa4 Aad bit
hlt-or-BaUa" r earect atrrwmwitA
llttl firto AoOy work, a ad tb CUM
lUIInn and tha babe's enmhai
playthtara. I am glad it Uoalv a
earpet, and that I am not obllred to
worry about the injury that would dally
happen to a nice carpet where Ave chil
dren spend a good part -f their waking
hours. Besides. I think It la mora
r ITP '"f HlIT7 f7
? ome of my neighbors! Anjho. it
" Eastlakey " than the very gay carpets
sltting room furniture thaagood farala
or Broaeele earpetiag wwoid. I like
nice things, a&d if ever fortune gives
them to me. I shall be thankful I hoe.
as I am now for babies and for the com
panionship of childnood, and lor the
experience of a mother. I bell rrt 1
will make one more rag carpet, at least.
I think it will be " htt-or-cnlas," tsstead
of striped, and I think I will put It down
as I did this, without sewing the
breadths, but simply lapping them one
a lew inches over the next, stretching
each one well, and tacking them very
little except at the ends. It Is easy then
to take up and shake or beat the carpet
and put it down again, ao that all the
worn places may be less exposed. It is
easy to wash out the most soiled por
tions. I wiU have a stronger warp next
time, aad think I will have it ta two
colors, so that there will he stripes run
ning lengthwise of the breadths. I wiQ
be particular tn cutting and tearis r the
rags to have them ao that thrv will be
even-sised threads in thr fllaag. fee I
have never liked to see th place In this
old carpet where thick woolen rags
have sometimes Joined on to finer cotton
strings, making the texture of the car
pet uneven, and causing it to wear out
more easily. The little girls must sew
them neatly, so as not to rive a bunchy
look when worts. 1 think I will have
the rag divided into three kinds tor
sewing a basket of dark rags, one of
light and one of gay colors. The first
may include the black anidaxk.brewns
and grays. The second will contain the
light nondescript grays, browns andki
calico staff; the third, anything at all
bright. The one who aewa can go round
and round with these three lots, and so
make a tolerably even " hiUor-mlas. I
am not sure that this will pay. but I am
sure that I know of ne carpeting lor
?;i3Ja.yrd thai will do ao reod
above. ArHcncaH AsnculturuL
Wet aad Dry TJeaU
Some of our citizens are a good deal
exerciael over the apparent dUcrepaacj
between the tate of the thermometer,
and their feelings. They have observed
that when the mercury climbs highest
in the tube they do not always feel the
heat most; that when the temperature;
according to the thermometer, la at
eighty or eighty-five degrees they some
times feel much more uncomfortabU
from the beat than when ten degrees
higher is indicated by the mercury.
The fact is the thermometer only regis
ters the temperature of the atmosphere.
It docs no show the effect of the wind,
which often tempTS the Intense heat,
neither docs it indicate tne humidity ol
the air. which may be comparatively
cool, ye so charged with moistare that
it seems to make everything mci. and
causes us to say the weather is " sticky.
The thermometer does not indicate what
the feelings of human beings are. or
ought to be, according to the tempers-
tare except in vrry wide ranees of the
mercury but it ahowa simply the sir's
heat unaffected by the influence ol
wind or wter. After all. each man is a
thermometer to hrraself, and no general
indicator can guide him as to his con
dition. There are influences within
himself clothing, food and habits of
me mat act upon nts body lar more
powerfully-than extraneous cnes. and
Ute only way t keep comfortable in
warm weather is to consider the things
which act directly upon each person
and so change or temper them accord-
ing 10 nygientc laws as may most con
duce to health. There is no surer way
ot reeling uncomfortable in summer
than to be constantly examining the
thermometer aad thus becoming the
slave of its caprices. B-iHimort Va?f.
Tress S stall Beginnings.
It is not necessary that a boy who
learns a trade should follow It aU his
life. Governor Palmer, ot Illino4a, wi
a country blacksmith ooce. Thomas
Havre, a rich and eminent lawyer, also
of Illinois, waa ooce a bookbinder.
Erasios Corning, of New York, too 'asne
to do bwrd work, commenced as a auop
boy id Albany. When he applied for
employment he was asked: "Why,
my little boy, what can you dor Uaa
do what I am bid." was the answer.
which secured him the place. Senator
Wilson, of Massachusetts, was a shoe
maker. Thar low Weed was a canai.
ooat driver. Kx-Goreraor Stone, of
Iowa, was a cabinet maker, which trade
Stephen A. Douglas also worked at is
his youth. Lsrre numbers of men of
prominence now living have risen from
bumble life, by dint of iadutry, with
out which talents ks as geid cola oa
barren island. Work alone makes sac
brlrht aad It does not a Woe depeasl c
the kind of work ysu hare t do.
whether you rise or not; it lie en as oa
how ysu do U.Tai&.
The Berlin Eaiiroad society has
discusainx the American system of
checking bgrg. aad Dr. Wedding
urged its adoption with modifications
adapted to uermaa customs, it was re
ferred to a committee, two of whose
members, at least, are known to be in
fawr of it. The next thing in order
aa a m. a
wiu p ta American ear. or at any
rate, the American signal cord. liar.
ders on the rail la the compartment car
riage are becoming almost as common
la Franc as those off the rail, aad
CWkari the ParistWea, has a picture
representing the conductor of a train
putting all of the passenger Into as
strait waistcoat. Under the sketch it
rints: "The maaarrrs art absolutely
arced to these precautions tor the pro
itezs or urrocxaTe
Hard to beat An old carpet,
A dear Utile thUg The diamond.
A wvli-known le4 oCcer A kernel
To have the gout is to have t&s
swvll " thing.
A serious step Out of a second-story
window to th around below.
A dbplay ct American plants to to be
held ana nail y lav Hyde fark. Ijamaan..
When tea was first to trod need Into
England it sold tor fifty dollars a
Sweden has now about tVOOO primary
schools, aad expends eaten year for
school pvpoaw aeaxly n.rai.oro.
old mausoleum of Amgwstas Ga
sar at Boose Is being converted bv aa
architect into a rpkadid modern thea
ter. A great many men who start out to
reform the world leave themselves
off for the last iob.itUeim Trw
sax. Panl Brunei le, cf Putnam. Conn
has made a waikinr-ravae. which cos-
Uias M9 pieces of wood, no two of the
A house in Belfast, afe.. shelters, as
its sole occupants, three persons whose
ages are a Inety, eighty-two and x vrnty-
The presence of sugar has bee, da-
tec ted la the petais'oi various fiowcts
la considerable Quantities, varying
from seven to one per cent.
It I Ulegal in England to sell crabs
measuring less than four and ooe-LsJ
Inchee across the back, and persons sell
ing them have lately been punished.
From repeated observations upon hu
man skulls. Dr. Ft bo, of Parts, inters
that Intelligence Is usually in direct
port Ion to the sise of the cranium.
The yowag snaa who was referred to
pa when be pppvd the Question stated
that be vul ted the convention as aa In.
true ted delegate. a4JpAt4 Car,
Brrai1 break? braak? .
Oa 17 U, gray eiosaa. oa, aa!
U T braak tor a lannal put roe east
De Salter broke tha sm
The subscriber who wants to know
what is the moat dificult thing to raise
on a farm Is informed that the farmer's
son will fill the bill pretty well about
Six A. X.
Somebody has discovered that cats
can't live at a jrrrater elevation than
13,000 feet, therefore back sheds shoo id
be built 11,300 feet hlth-BtckumLon
A hotel landlord at Indianapolis
wears a hat woven of pineapple straw,
which writes only two ounces. It was
madeoa the island of St. Helena, and is
valued at f 100. .
When tha a talwart Turcomans go to
iratheYjQE aba7T With theq 1 f y mU
lucky to lia r eTthlid" oa ixa a
a jaiaBBfca w w w m as aeaawat t mmmm
storm sets In.
The French society for the encourage
ment of national industries errs a
prise of fOO for aa essay on the tools
employed in America in the manufac
ture of watches.
No man can truly say he is happy and
healthy, and that he Joves everybody,
when be owes a year's subscription to a
new paper and has corns. H'li'wmi-
port BrtaXfajt Table.
The Philadelphia AVw-s has found a
retired business man who asserts that
advertising Is a humbug. It was doubt-
i-m this opinion that mired him.
Cornell is to hare a class In rouraai-
Itm. A pair ol two-dollar shears and a
bottle of gum arable have already been
purchased. The scheme certainly
promises well. Allodia ConttiiulioH.
Take a bran new straw hat, drop it
into the cylinder of a threshing ma
chine, and when It has been run out on
to the straw stack by the carrier, you
have the latest style ladies' hat. H aUr-
There are about fifty different editions
of the Bible known as the Breeches
Bible." from the use of the word
- breeches instead of aprons in Gen
ii!. 7; aad the market value of copies
ranges from IS to 815. according to
Wbae. Um aad aad vaary S2Ux tsal editing.
VfbMi a Btooteat t&roa fee day bw paoea
Tbsa b bates to U aaactaxa bores s-baa-
Aad a-talkiAr, of lb waalbar aad Um crops.
OU City DrrritL.
New Tork pays more for tobacco than
for bread. Dealers say that there are
smokers in that city who average 100
cigars a week, and men whose cigar
bills run up to thousands of dollars per
Obtain BrWtw ladles occupy eaoS-
dal dlpkxnatlo positions, some of Lhasa
receiving from the jrorcrnmcat as roach
as fA&,000 annually for eatartalntng,
bribery, and other secret serrioe ex
Tners art several flourisMnr schools
la China eoc ended by American toach
era. aad through the translation depart
ment ol the crap Irs more than aOJsf
volumes of translated works ta science.
art, etc, bare bean sold. la the schools
of this country 130 Chinese youths art
"Too must admit, doctor, said a
rltty lady to a celebrated doctor of
divinity, with whom she was arguing
the Question or the "quality ot Lh
eexea "you must admit that woman .
was created before maaP "We'.L
really, madam, said tha astonished
divine. I must ask yon to prove your
rase." That can b easily ions, sir.
Was at Eve the first maidr
A subject of real importance la New
York, says the World of that city, also
has ust .been sharply brought before
t public mlad la Eaglaad by the sui
cide ta London of a poor shop-girl
named Mary WHHams, who klUed her
self la a fit of nervous prostration aad
despair caused by lb incessant labor
imposed pon her. The maiur will
be veatllated ta the bouse of com moss'
Yy the Early Closing aaaod alien. As
shop-girls hare no votes, tners ao
probability that their wrongs or rights
will attract the poUUdxas l Ui is
country. But that only makes it thy
more deslrabl that the cUistcrrsted
and public spirited of thlr own sex
should took into the subject aad see
whether the work exacted cf "-P-r-r j
ia this great mepopchs Am not st teist
as xccsslve as that exacted cf ticm La