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G-EO. S. BAKEE, Editor and Proprietor.
TERilS : S2.00 per Annum.
LOUISBUKG, N: C, FRIDAY. DECEMBER 25. 18T4.
Hido and Go-Seek.
Happiness has found zne out
Found me out at last !
Ob, she's dogged mo round about !
Alt my Lurrying life f-he'a chased me,
Treading bard and hot she's faced me,
Almost touched me, all but faced me
, Here bhe is at la't !
Weary were you, happiness !
Patient to the but !
Frojj jour thaaklesa business
Ii9rgard time has come to free you.
Always driven by fate to flee you,
Never d 1 1 think to see you
Track me down at laht !
HOW HE FOUND HIM.
Jasper ( iarf.eld was junior partner and
devotj?d Hlaveof the great furnace company.
Margar' t Hope said of him no girl
could please Jasper Garlield; she never
saw such a man. Hero he was, a gentle
man by birth and education, and he would
not many, would not build on the property
he owned, and was considered very penuri
ous. He really needed a wife to teach him
thini'M. Perhaps he mounted over a dead
love, or had been jilted by some woman who
Margaret Hope felt that hIio had been
alighted in the moot wounding manner by
Jasper Garfield, who had grown to be a
hero in her eye. .She lived in an old
house, into which even her youthful pres
ence could infuse no life, for time had set
it neal of decay on the structure. The
proorty was valuable, at leat in the eyes
of her cousin, Jack Erskine, and when sura
nit r draped vines and flowers about the old
home it mighLwell atttact other admiration
('ousiu J ack was good-looking, stout, and
broad-shouldered, with somewhat heavy
features. I lis manner was genial and
hearty, but Ins eye wan cold and keen.
Altogether he was a man to be associated in
one's mind with a good supper and thor
oughbred horses, and also with a close
"liow pretty you look thin morning!"
was the salutation, as he drew oil' a driving
glovy and warmed hi. hand at the fire.
Margaret, limeiug down, eontrastcd him
with certain other man she knew, who
was tall, ' (domler, with calm, serious blue
even, and an oval face, and retorted, gayly
. 1VI ... 1 . 1 - 1 ! !
nai a Hue nouse you are uuuumg, g0
" The file is not as good as this one,"
' Surely you do hot grudge me this man
sion, all Unity and moldy with the dust of
1 1 1 v ancestors ?''
Mr. Jack Krskine gazed at the lire with
out direct reply.
" My new lions-? needs a mis tie, Mar
garet." " I ar nie! Yn'i vill have no difficulty
in (hiding one, I dare cay, Mr. Jack."
He frowiud slightly, and when he
frowned the features of Mr. Erskine became
hurly, eveli brutal.
" Shall I Hell the hay for you this year?"
" If you will," she paid, carelessly.
" I can put it in with mine; a woman is
apt to get cheated as a farmer.''
Aunt I Vily Hope stood at the window
knitting. She was a bri-k old lady, with a
brown wig under her cap, a face as fall of
wrinkles as the homestead ww of cracks
snd fissures, and bright twinkling eye
Her tinkers were invariably knitting, and
hc was uMially peering from some window
down lijxui 1 lie village which was her
" I don't s'pose you areas blind as you
pretend to be, child, about Jack's liking
for ye," she said, looking'after Cousin Jack
r.s he strode down the box-bordered path
" If Jane Tompkins in't took to the roa
ail v i
a-ianir I : ( tare . I 'on t see when she uoes
her own work, what with gadding about
The whole f.'.uiily will come across the
town yet, it's likely. Lor! Margaret, a
tirungcr man is coming in the gate !"
lat-i'cr It.irtieltl, pale, iaiel, nervous
with the perplexed aspect of one no longer
undcranding himself, took both of Mar
gun tV hands, -and looked at her with lover's
Dii, dim old parlor, merging into Novem
ber's sombre brown landscape without, what
'power has the fallen leaf, the fading past,
to dull the hoe Isjrn of so recent despair ?
The transition was almost unreal in its deli
cious happiness. A week ago Margaret
had turned away from the unattainable in
sharp grief )f disappointment. Now Jas
per Garfield had come to tell her that be
Aunt Tolly iw through her sritical
spectacles only a very ordinary specimen of
mankind, not quite as good-looking as Jack
perhaps. Margaret's heart and soul went
out to him in joyful recognition of her
ideal, her hero.
" It takes all sorts to make up a world,"
reflected Aunt Polly, going away to see
what there was for dinner. "I never sus
picioiied that our Maggie would fancy a
man with such a long nose and hair a'most
In the parlor the moments flew on wings;
there was so much to be told in lew whis
pers, reproaches, explanations, and recon
ciliations, Jasper Garfield's lips staying the
eloquence of other rosy lips, or seeking a
, lock of silky hair, a dimple in the, softly
rounded cheek. How Margaret bloomed
that day ! Happiness in the true balm of
beauty, ns it is the very elixir of life.
Once he held her at arms-length in the
old nioroRp humor.
" Are you made of the same stuff as
other women, I wonder?" -
" Test me," said Margaret, proudly. '
Then a shadow stole upon them a beau
tiful woman stood in the doorway with two
little children, clinging to her dress.
" Dolores!" gasped Jasper, rising to hia
feet like one stunned.
The beautiful woman advanced a step
into the room.
Margaret -sat in her chamber, pale with
fear and dread. She had slipped away, and
left Jasper with the stranger, feeling her
presence an intrusion. What did it all
mean?. Could he not come to declare has
love without beinpr tracked bv another
woman ? What claim had the other on
him ? Would she take him away from
her? The girl's heart sickened with jeal
ousy and disgust. Her bright hour had
clouded very soon indeed.
A little girl danced into the room, took
ler hand fearlessly, and said :
" You must come."
It was impossible to rcsiet the roguish
grace of the emissary; larughter lurked in
every curve of the round baby face, from
which gleamed two large dark eyes like
stars, while tire tiny, form swayed with each
varying impulse of the capricious owner.
In the parlor the stranger stood with
clasped hands and a look of triumph. Jas-
er Garfield's head was bowed, and his
aspect humble; ashamed, almost sullen.
' Let me explain everything," began the
stranger, rapidly. " I am Andrew Garfield's
wife, and Jasper i my brother. My hus
band was to make one more voyage in com
mand of the ship Adelaide ; he sailed four
years ago, and the night Ixrfore he left an
angel appeared to me in my sleep."
There was a break in the sweet voice,
with its slight foreign accent ; she hid her
face in her hands. Margaret neither
moved nor spoke; she felt herself enchanted
by a painful dream.
"The angel stood beside me ou the shore
and pointed to the east, where the storm
came on, ana 1 saw a wall oi darkness
swallow up the ship Adelaide. I went to
the chapel of Our Lady at dawn to pray,
and then 1 was shown that Jasper must take
his oath to find his brother if he did not re
turn in four years."
"I know he did not do it!" cried Mar
garet, the spell dissolving in real pain as the
truth Hashed upon her. -
"An honorable raai) never breaks his
word," said Dolores, haughtily.
" Oh, you would sacrifice us to your fancy
the vision of a night! Jasper shall never
between life and death, obeying only the
blind instinct of clinging to his float. The
sun rose upon waters calmed after the deadly
strife, and shed a friendly ray over the soli
tary figure, already drifted far from where
the ship had disappeared. He raised him
self languidly on his elbow. A whale
spouted in the distance, a shark swani
stealthily near. He was floating on a frag
ment of the bows of a wrecked vessel. He
read the name, Adelaide.
The man was Jasper Garfield.
!" Margaret scarce! v knew herself as
the force of a new-born passion swept her
along; she clung desperately to tkis one
par, Jasper Garfield, and he was to be stolen
The mother quickly thrust the two chil
dren between the lovers, and won the day
Margaret caught the little Dolores in her
arms, and burst into tears.
"Forgive me for entailing suffering on
you," said Jasper, tenderly, "I had no right
to love you with this responsibility resting
upon me. vsow you Know why my lile lias i
been made one of dreadful suspense ; and as
the limit of time drew on since I've known
you, I have searched ship records and
watched for letters until I nearly went
"Where was the ship lcst?" whispered
"Cleared from Hong Kong, and never
heard from." Dolores spoke with rigid
despair, and tearless eyes fixed on space.
" You must forget me," said Jasper,
laying his hand on Margaret's head. "I
may be absent a very long while, and must
not fetter your youth."
"Trust me as I trust you," returned the
girl, bravely. "If Mrs. Garfield and the
children will remain with me, we can watch
Lost almost as soon as found, Jasper
Garfield went out into the early twilight,
and the .shadows gatljfrcd cold and gray
about the old homestead.
The ship rocked on a sea of treacherous
calm. A profound, awful stillness pervaded
all nature, as if the elements paused with
bated breath for the signal to unloose a
tempest. The vessel swayed uneasily, the
cordage 'creaked, the sailors awaited with
strained eve and ear the first notes of the
battle in which thev must conquer or be
forever lost. On the' northern horizon the
skv was,-still' blue; to the south a mass of
lurid vapor rose steadily, rapidly, and ob
scured the zenith-.
Nothing can le more fearful than to wait'
thus, a lonely ship on a vast ocean, for the
pall of cloud to advance, glowing with
copper-hued margin and fringes of changing
mists that seem the tattered shreds of other
storms, menacing with distant thunder, and
holding in its bosom the unspent fire of the
lightning. The moment of agonizing sus
pense passed-all too soon ; sharp volleys of
thunder crashed overhead, and the light
nings leaped forth in flames of pale fire
the wind swept over the calm surface of the
sea, heapingjup green waves, and bending
the stoutest masts, sheeting the deck in
foam ; and down poured the rain.
The terror of the darkness descended
amidst the confusion of sound, the struggle
of men nearly spent, the captain's orders
signaling the wind, the rending of bulwarks
and timbers. A mass of confined waters
rising from sea to sky, a shock cf falling
spray, a transparent mountain dissolving
with a mighty swirling sound, and the ship
hadone down. Darkness, terror, confusion,
and a wide untenanted sea.
The women who watch and pray for her
return may nevei see beloved faces again ;
for in the dim caves of ocean, where rosy
nullipores mingle with forests of yellow,
brown, and purple fucus, and rai bow-
tin ted mollusks dwell, the sailors Bleep
One man, swept like a feather from the
deck by an advancing billow before the end
came, grasped some passing fragment o:
wreck, and lay in the seinLunconsciousneas
Chrif-tmas-day two years later. IX-eem-ber,
sere and brown, with cold sunshine on
the window-panes of the -old homestead.
Dolores and Margaret clung together in
mutual "orrow and suspense. Over and
over again had Margaret heard the romance
of Dolore's life painted in tropical warmth
of coloring, for she was wooed in Mexico.
Over and over again had Dolorco heard of
the river bank where the furnace stood.
The intene fervor of the Spaniard beneath
a calm exterior blended with the graver
Saxon nature of Margaret; they loved each
other, and waited for two men, aWnt cow
for years. Sturdy Tom and little Dolores
of the glancing feet had taken possession of
everything ; they searched for flowers and
birds' eggs just as if a gray thread had not
come among the raven masses of their
mother's hair and lines about Margaret's
Cousin Jack Erskine was drawing his net
very closely indeed ; if he could gain entire
control of Margaret's property he would
force her to marry him. Cousin Jack hated
these usurpers. The Spanish woman studied
him with her soft imjenetrable black eyes
while her manner was winningly courteous.
"That cousin is cheating you out of every
thing," she said.
Result: bills lor improvements on the
farm came in, which Ma-garet could not
pay. Jack blustered, and paid the sums
himself with an injured air. The subject
of money, even in families, is the true touch
stone of character.
" Do your worst," s dd Margaret at last,
when thoroughly aroused to indignation
" Father left me the old bill on your place,
you know, as part of my possessions." The
two women dared no longer to discuss their
hopes or fears together.
In the morning Cousin Jack took Tom to
drive in his new dog-cart. Dolores was
suspicious of this condescension, but Tom
came home buovant with delight, and not
children, but Margaret could not endure the
contemplation of their happiness just yet.
A stifled cry of mourning went up from her
own heart that to attain this end she had
lost all. Where was Jasper? The ,feat
was ready, but she could not share it ; she
even went out into the crisp, frosty twilight
to escape. Was it an echo, born of her vain
longings, that spoke through the evening ?
Was it a ghost who advanced and flded
her in a long emjrare? Joy doe not kill,
Margaret beheld again witL mortal eyes
" I have not found him,'' sighed J z er
as tdie led him in.
The two men gized at esch other incredu
' You promised to search for m," said
" I have searched over the world," re
" The Adelaide was lost in a typboou,
and a Danish bark rc-ocued me," aid An
drew. " I was wrecked in a tvphoon, and picked
up by a native canoe," said Jasper.
" I was carried to Sierra Leone, and
nearly died of the fever," said Andrew,
" I touched twice at. Cape l'almai, and
concluded you had perished with the
Adelaide," rejoined Jasper. " Dolores, are
vou satisfied ?"
What a bauquet there was, after all!
The ivy still hung about the old portraits
a.s Margaret had placed it on the morning
when Jasper Garfield declared his love, and
Margaret amazed the children by appearing
at table in topaz ornaments.
Fighting for Bread.
Ticking hi way through a narrow alley
the "writer saw a right prcphetic of the
coming winter. The alley divided a block
of houses which fronted on two principal
street, two or three of the houe on each
street Wing restanrauts. At the back en
trance to one hou.e a woman at with a
child in her armn and an empty baidsetby
her side. A little further on, upon the
opposite side of the alley, a boy and a girl
about ten years old sat upon the curb, htv-
i I . . . .
un, ana wun a nerc- run, n iwui .r- . . eUcaut.
rowy dart which r.o movement i ee
cept that of a i-alai' n or trout at u lly ithe
niot htartlinz movement in animated
Co kn Frttthka. Grate six ears vi corn,
add one tablexpoonful of fiour and two rps
pepper and salt to yourtaate; to W fried
Smoky Ijtv.pi.- To prevent the smoking
of a lamp, soak the wick in strung vinrgsr,
and diy it well before you ue it ; it will
then burn bright and cWJr, and axuply ir
pay you for the trifling labor.
How to Make Itr mixo ijjvic k.--Split a
fw rcrWr lav thkurfar arti with ribv.
o empty b.ukeUon which they leantd j jn, pn X UWf f,u , f 8(;ajn .
y mad- childi-h grirua at each f thfnj cl,T jn a rUU ar j u j, fiflecn
Suddvnir Kth boy end girl leijl . . , Wi , h
Dprmt AtUaapt at Tlk6ry.
iVcrtitly thrvr xacn !!! at th 1k cl
a Mi !Jrr. livit. a frta war
Dfnrl priwrs iVtmajlvanis, stvl akcJ
prrtuiaa to lep in the 1-Utt. Althcnb
U.e parti lAol uj4cUu, and there le-
ir. Lu in th l.'i lit aa f id raan
nasutx! lUhp ail a Uy and a fcirU th
lady afrai 1 f pr .v lir UVimaly a
rfual, and tJ 1 thrtn xhrj rr-M -uj t
the bam. So afterward, aa the ir.mU
( the hu.- were atout rvtirii i- tb
n'hf. the mu returned to the bmf an4
dvtnanJrd Morthicg to eat. Mi llotrr
and the nl oow f It that tfc :rr-rr
meart bsna in wmf y, I'-it ht r prrd
them iue f l. Old Mr. liih j rairl
rne cf the iiJ., "aivi t p X tL
fuJ octet the w iixluw mha tLr dih a
km.kol trvtn LU hand, tb 1 c4 tlx nvO
h aj-d tferoush the inU. rap lly fJ
1 jrl bv lb- cthr to. TTt.y irr fe-.w all
ma.krd. iV-th Mr. p an ! Mi 1I
vrr ire krKk-J dn bv tbr rutL t .
Mot-Til GLfK. D-olve o hall ound . jjr J'i.hop rr?:anl hi f-t ad. iiirs a
Preparing for It
A cashier of a bank in Cincinnati lead
so many accounts in the papers of late of
robbers entering" a cashier's house at night,
gagging and binding the inmates :ind
obliging the cashier to go and open tlv
I ank safe, that he is very nervous on the
subject. He is satisfied he will yet have a
visit of that kind, do what he may to avoid
it, and he thinks the next best thing his
family can do is to lei'.rn to go through the
ordeal with as much ' composure aa possi
ble. Accordingly he has been putting them
through a rehearsal every night lor a week
or so past, greatly to their terror and incon
venience. - He acts the part of bank robber
himself. In the dead of night he awakes
his wife, and pressing a vinegar cruet
against her head, commands her in low,
Arri.t: Smhi lYtM;. lhtupJ Jir-
In water enough t jrll it. In the i-iran-
natuiv), thev flun themselve- as it wneJ n or iweive an k, r.ix un
nnnn th woman and her child. Not unon le vlh4 .aso, and bake thrvr-iu.rtrr. of
f..r J.i.t thn the Joc.r . bour. F.at with crvaui n-d -urar. or
by which she sat bad opened, and a man I '"' 1Uff
had thrust out of it a box about a yard
i w II t . - . . - . ... I
square and a loot Unp nearly nn a wun . gutine or f.ne clue in water, aud add I fl,.;,, attackcJ tb thrt om, d alit g
dry seraiand crusU of bread ai d Liu oi j olje qusrtrr of a und e-f trtn "Sar;K aTT LU t !. ttir; a
biscuit, the old stale remains of tU kitchen j tit wnole un,ii ufficuntly thick t 1- fu uUDjt.n
nfuse of a restaurr.nt. 1 he woman, a large, mmu on cmAivz ; ur it on a iu l)Xjirg arid :,M ia il C Mi
comely Italian, had not time to set down , liKl,tly greaM-d, and when ool c-ut intj the j Hr now rturrrI u.-ir.t!y i.rm-lr
her child Wf.ire the boy and girl were al- i required shaj. I aid to th old man, lnjt wa pn r t-l ird
mt in the Ux, clutching U,e scraps and . TuM vlo cvAIll.T,,-I(l j. .a;a t V a ancinVt. by a blow from rtU tl n-n.
tossing them into their ba.ketn. The boy . , mi)l:rr. I, raad fn-m i he had tcm hi. ma,k.
and girl fought with each other, and the ; . . finr,T Iommlf- lWrh a The boy now raxue to lU a-Lt4r.or .-I Mr.
woman fought with them, haeh struggled ; - . ,,, -iv l:i.W,t, U lllii it. fuI fn-rt
nil niF in m ma miiuiiil' a m u iiaaiaj s a uiiia a
ami struct wun one nanu, im nu it i i
..... . . . an.l one nmt iJ t.iinato. lour And iive
other dahed and hoveled the cruets into , . " ' ,
the baskets she or. he had brought. The i
strife becainc frenzid, the girl crying out , 1
and weeping, and finally abandoning all ltat.Et iHjronsrts. To mn -i sweet
other strife than that for the bread, she bore j m;ik, one cui of ugar, t ecg, a p'.ece of I tWo f-.rin as rxur to the I Uu i the
the blows of the woman and the boy while i jarj 0( ,n tt oTH:-ht cup of Min u m hurriol lcae i lb- b-ia-,
she used both hands to clutch the crusts, vcaM Knead it at night : in the m niir.g. t aT;ng tUir .und.l o.mpai.i Uhin-l.
and secure them for herself. The woman jf jjgj,t v lsnei it over ; hi-n ra-d again, yt.;-4l.,rN ml... Lrard the l.'.rn and krww
at last used hr strength, and by blows drove rojj out auj cul lvm and ht thrm lie on .mtthing unuaal u the matter, -
off both boy and girl, but not until Uy the Uurd untiliight Ufe-re frying
had robbed the box of half it content; j
and then they paused glaring at each other.
the Uo 4 the n bWr. The girl ran up
stairs and, raiir a window, bl-w
Uj.U on the dinir-b.rn. Tlie raan wb4.ra
Mr. P.Ldvp knockd d wn with Cat in
till rvi:iaitul unre.tn i vU'. ai-l thr4ir
what is eomincr than for ittll. If such
is the value now of the " orts and pcnir re
mainders n of third-rate restaurants, what
will it be in pinched and frozen January?
ast winter able-bodied men, willing to
gruff tones to get up and make no noise on
aware in the least that Mr. Erskine had pa;n 0f havinK her brains instantlv blown
learned Margaret kept all her valuables in out the vinegar cruet. Then he binds
a Chinese cabinet in her chamber. 1 1 t he ner to tne be d-post an d rags her with the
old bill on his place could be destroyed the baby's guttapercha rattle. The chUdren
game was in his own hands. Later in the and servants he gags and locks up in cou
day Margaret went to the village post-office. ven;ent closets, and then stuffing a tlatiron
4 1 11 4. .1 1 - .
a peuuier euuit: to me uour, uim holder into his own mouth and pressing a
sent away by Auut Polly. Shrill, childish, bologna sausage against each temple he
screams ensued ; Mrs. Garfield rushed to man.hC8 himself off to unlock the bank.
the window to see the peddler bearing away Coi j weather coming on now it is not alto-
httle Dolores in his arms, while Tom snout- together comfortable, and the family think
ed lustily for help. A panther is not more they prefer the risk of the robbers
fierce in the protection of its young than
was the Spanish mother at that moment. An Option" La-w in Grain.
Aunt Polly was about to follow, when the writer in the Cincinnati Journal says
little Spitz dog seized her firmly by the that the Illinois statute, providing a penalty
gown. 1 lie fcpuz, most sagacious oi mtie to anv person who "contracts to have or
beasts, in his fur overcoat, trotted about give to another the option to buy or sell at a
.1 , 1 1 1 1 M - a. 1" I 1 .... .... f
tne place wun a ousiness-iiKe- aspect, ana luture time," relates only to tne sorts oi
was understood to know what he was about, transactions known as " puts and calls,"
When he seized Aunt Polly s gown, there- which is thus explained
To Poumi Tin. Find rub your tins
with a damp cloth ; thru take dry flour and
rub it on them with your ban. Is ; afterward
Threw wild beastt could not have t-hown
more fury; a more ferocious strife for food
- .niAHMllid fmin01riil:fn
was ne i-wii uuj'jijj, n. .... j -ii t: . . 1 j
populate of a lcleagucrcd town. A sail, sail. ... . . . ,. .. ...
, , , ' hour had ben spnt in ru'.bin th m with
sight, and yet even sadder for tU intimation , ft
arriTnl at the lr.oe. Tbry feen 1 old Mr.
P.ihrp ru aily exhautcd frota Li tru cle
in dtfruft? of the hou and Li.m l-wsl
141. Mi- Hoover i badly Imi-J.
work, stood three hours in a line waiting to "ne nne oaP io iwr, a.m ru .v wr.,
taouartof soup; women with one child nio mc rima ; ay u out on u.e gra- in
In nr, and likelv to have another ere "e sunsnine, waicoirg u ioT .i iuV
two or three months had pasned did the
same. Yet this winter the lack of mere
ood promise to lie greater than it waa then, j
takeanoldi.ewpairadrub0.eCouroflt The man l.fl Uhiui ly tU rt.UUr.wa
laund tu hare a ! j anl 'lan r o
abi'Ve the riffht temple, Inf.irtrd by theharp
e-.nT tithe flat-inn. Aftrr t! warj cf
all were attended to. a sear hi made U r
traiv of the otLtr Uo rw. Tly were
travl tu IVHal Sprii.', l"at t!rr tbo
Iti'A w- bt. The woundol n-Wr a
trai.g r in the irfIhVr!i!. Mi IIiTrr
is an eccentric and wr<hy ebUrly lady,
arI tlieittemtto r-b, wn.1, irhips murder
hcT, was po doubt ullraUly planned by
the Li ltd partite.
To liEMOVE MlI.MW. Wfrt the Cloth
wlifch contains the mildew with tail i'.ffi
'rub it well with white soap, tlun scrajw
with water, llcpeat the j-rtK-eM next day,
and in a few hours the mildew will diap
And yet the yield of grain and of all the lenc, Wilh PotAtoe.
fruiu oi tue eartu naa oten uiw yer
ceptionally large. The crops" of the seven
fat vears of Egypt were not larger than ours
Where are our Josephs who by' timely
In Ilroit they have a ju.lioe wb, whiU
A potato grower in Oneida county, N. ., I ticre i, much i itii in Lis !e ll.u: hi
who has devoted fnm five to thirty acn- tu I a juljgr ay cf gi'" the m. Ihre is an
thm crop each season during the pst !?) I jn,tanf :
;.1.n u-lll secure now the means of ?". OHiiiuunicaie me resuium ni-ex- -Smmhow or other, U waUr l wuai
l;. .1,. nthprwi starving souls alive? I to lh l",ica IIrruUL T,,e in' tmelti h-" si.jhe.1 hi. h .nor. a. he lean-
6MI w -
Si-v York ibjr.
eluding the rxpem of plowing, harrow ins:, j a(. Uhind the t-iie of warrants and
planting, cultivating, hming, and marketing, I brunrfd the cbcinut shn.ka oJhi lap.
"And tbr world it If wtems a dreary
mmu- tii uie" m-'.icl I'liah. a ad h k
j on the baii of i4 jrday fr team work and
Watered Butter. ; 1.V) p.r day for human lalvr, is al-ut
- ! V 'P2..r'0 T acre. If manire i spp!i-d it
In ths course, of some, investigation by . wuubl ! gn-au r, but the additional ein
Professors Angell and Ilehner, in I jigland, J WflUlJ v im-re than rtrpaid by the iiK-rcal
out of an alvts of fifteen samples of butter j, yii-ld. lie dtm not include the item if
hich were determined by them, twelve of Mdt U-caiie a ruffuieit iuantity tt siuail
te uie. np'.icl Ijah. a ad hok
lin,; to hi eyi. I tutUu.f d
fore, she paused, and gazed at him ner
" Eh? What is it, doggie ?"
For answer the Spitz drew her to Mar-
A agrees that B may buy or sell to him
so much grain at a certain time, the option
being whether to. 'do so or not. If he
chooses, Ii can let the trade go. lie has
garet's dor, and she saw a man bending pa;j bi3 10, or' whatever it is, for the
over the open drawers of the Chinese cab- privilege, or option. If the mnrket goes
met. Aunt roily dashed forward, grasped
the man's coat, threw back her head,
closed her eyes, and screamed vigorously.
"For Heaven's sake le quiet, Aunt
against him he is out the S10 ; if the market
favors him he has made the margin, "e the
same more or less. That is the kind of
option contemplated by the statute. .Such
deals are "puts and calls." What aiv
the samples, which were undoubtedly gen! j anj unmarketable jtotatovsi uually rali-ed
butter, contained 0 to 13 per cent, of water i u, supply thia'deniand. At h-a-i tl y
the astonishing epiantity of 42.3 ier crnt. j -IJ for feeding puq-o-c for enough to buy
was found in one sample from Iondou. or j m-od. The expend of digsrin and trans-
an excess of about thirty-two per cent, of j porting a distance of two miles is ijht
rare how ton I am rllrl im l g ."
"My feelirgs exactly a-ldr.1 tlrf !tk.
"Tlii world has t unt pUarvw lor
The wiod sigLed drearily arouinl lU
gabh. Ad.-g under U.e taUe utiml
a mournful howl. A small the rr,r-
nec wiped bn ey on h's hat. Ue en
trance of half a down additional pxta.
water, for which lxmdoners pay irom - lo j ft-nn r Im-hcl. Hw crt.p on g'l laini t' jrrlbrr with the thuix!er-UV o-.i-c of
4ScenU per pound. Another butler frrmi 1 1 ba varied from 2"0 to SV) t-mhi-ls i r acre. tlJ;DS Jray, actid tu nap the link of
the same plaw had 24 ier tint., theo high , The average for a scri.- of year, ha Un . an.l b' hotior b-nxxl a tu'ut and
rates being due to the fact that the butter . about 17.buhK and the avra M iling tc,l.l to r-ach in an 1 rcrah i!- tr.t
had leen treated with milk. On the otht r ji, for ten years ha Inn ") ctnt. He i uji rt i,o!d of. Ills
m - - - - - w-
The old lady opened her eyes and closed technically called u options" on the Board
her mouth. The man was Jack Frskine, are lona fifo aml positive trades, only tin
somewhat confused in manner. exact time of delivery is not specified. If
" I am searching for a paper. Don't set the law had intended to prohibit them.it
the dogs on me. 1 here, I will go away.' 1 would have read, Whoever sells or buys
" What right have you to search other grain to be delivered within some tpceined
people's premises ?'' demanded Aunt Polly, time, the exact date being at his own option,
" I wished to make Margaret marry me shall be, etc. The difference is as broad as
by finding an old account. Don't tell of me the distinction between gambling and the
auntie. I love her, and ' all's fair in love J agreement of a publisher to deliver a period
and war,' you know. ical or book at some future time, the exact
" Have you tound the papr?'' date Wing optional with the publisher.
" On my word no."
" Very well, go. When you was a baby.
Jack Erskine, I laid you on the hearth to
Still They Fined Him.
A man named Puddiford, who was sum-
keep the life in ye, and I wih I hadn't . rooned at Hammersmith police court on
There ! Oct. i, ior not senuing uis cniia 10 scnooi,
Tolores. flushed and pantin?, came up i handed in the following letter to the magis-
the walk clasping her recovered treasure,
and the peddler shrank away with a sting
ing blow on his face to tell his patron, Mr.
Erskine, that the money scarcely paid for
She might have killed me," grumbled
Very well, keep quiet, my man, or you-
may get arrested for attempted child-steal
Margaret walked slowly along the lane.
Tlit re were no letters in the mail. A man
in advance of her turned at her approach.
Margaret's heart gave a great bound. No,
it was not Jasper Garfield.
"Can you tell me where Miss Ilope
44 1 am Miss Hope," she answered, with
" Then I api Andrew Garfield, and ay
wife is here."
Thus waa Andrew Garfield restored to his
Aunt Polly believed in celebrating
" Jest as if there wasn't always mercies
enough in the year if we choose to search
'em out ! she said.
hand, a sample purcnased in cntnor was ; fjni, n nmre profitable to km in the IJ.I anI I Winn He aJruilt! hat he
found to contrin under 4 per cent, of water, J draw directly In m the field to tuarUt. I . j j.l f bou-
and according to the autnors u cociamri Excluding, thert-lore, ttiec t u k ;ihi wer wrllinr at a shillir.g apiw, ari-l be fur-
50 iK.r cent, of foreign fat. Tha authors al-m cair,ng the nntal of an a. re of land IS the owlM u? tt b.l atn dxk
found that genuine Utter spread out on total ct of rai-ing and hrvening one jor oU .j bke.1 tlw wolf t f starvation
sheets of pair and. expowd for a w-ek to .ft. ,f jtftatcM iS-l. Th prr"eFl will . ,
the air in the la')oratory Ucame, so far os ' average aUut " i-r sere. If the land U I - j j, tbir.k this world hi ai y fur-
the sens could judge, inditinguiMai.ie f fn from quaxk gra- and thitlr-, he wouM f Toa -niarkei! hi- I.'" r, afur
fromtailow. With regard to the micro-oi,ic ! mark in rows three fet.four inches apart, ujpg a ijj kt the pri-.r. "1 nt
examination of butter, Mers. Angell and l nj j,UDt in drills with the hills al-ut IS haven't irol anv r.t-ai-ad-v.u-tie
Hehner think that Dr. Campbell Brown said j inche apart. He would cut the -d j--ta- -. f nature, and your haxaUr Ultn
too much when he declare I that withjtoe mj that from three to frve stalks would ajgWe,i tumUe around until joo fl
plarizel light it wa the most reliable j pw in each hill. If the land i fouler jjke tn 0jj om&jbu horse,
means of distinguishing pure butter from j rough, mark the rows thre feK apart each Ikon't alue me," rrpHeI the prin ter
that containing .thr fats. way with the same quantity t.f il to the njonrnf0
hill, and u-e cuItivaU-r ami hor-e-b r ar u ... . to . u- u Lu:k
.... . i i -
way, thus keeping iue grouno cir I 0f a loafer idling away hi life and Lew-
trate: " Iiestected Sir: Having a verv
painful impediment in my speech, I beg to
submit the underlined as my statement. It
is mv most earnest wif-h that mv child
should go to school, but that part of my
domestic arrangements is entirely governed
by my wife, who, I am happy to say, governs
me. Therefore, most respected sir, I hoie,
after your most serious consideration, you
will deal with my case as leniently as j-rv-sible,
and I give you my solemn word ner
to be placed before you again. I beg to re
main, sir, your most obedient servant,
George Puddiford." The magistrate told
the defendant that he had no power to send
his wife to prison. If she' governed him
with a rod of iron it would not be an exense
for not sending his child to school. He
fined the defendant Is. and 3s. cost.
There is a queer railroad trouble in In
diana. A road being in debt for $2,500
worth of unpaid taxes, the sheriff of the
town where they are due is trying to at
tach a locomotive. The law does not al
low him to take the locomotive of a mail
train, and now the freight trains do not stop
at that town, but run slowly through, all
The feast was ready for wearv Andrew hands deriding the sheriff, who e no way
Garfield, radiant Dolores, and the merry j to secure hu locomotive
Out of Work.
The Detroit Prcs says that at the mun
cipal court in that city, eight able-bod
men, the youngest eighteen and the oldest
but thirty-two years of age, voluntarily
pleaded guilty to charges of vagTamy, and
asked to be sent up. They were all solr
honest looking fellows, and slated that they
had striven earnestly and in good faith to
find employment of any kind, but had
failed. They were homeless and penniless,
and rather than sieal would prtfer to go to
the houe of correction for the winter. The
police jutice, while regretting the necessity
which compelled honet men toeat of prison
fare and associate with criminals to
from starring, complied with their request.
and each of the applicants was sent up for
four months. Out of work is a sad cry, but
it is now heard throughout the whole conn-try.
TnE Moos am the EAETn.Prefessor
Burser believes that the moon, in revolving
around the earth and drawing the tides
behind her, cause the latter to art as a
brake on the revolution of the globe, and he
considers that it may be mathematically
shown that this action is slowly but sorely
checking the earth's speed of- rotation, so
that the day and nights are gradually
Ienrtheniiigr. In a thousand million vears
or so, they may become each a month kxxg
Peachblow. generally take the bad ... to keep froo starvation. I'd
-j price, but he prtr. to plant Karly IU- ur Jef a 1ileriftr, rt Ut Wp on a
'M IVinre Alerts Wean? they rii early raIIn4i lMckf or ,ajk oS tLe w Larf UU re
in the seao, and the growrr can Cnih l.i
fall work sooner. They also yield as plenti
fully on good land as any other variety.
He would esially recommend the Early
lli for quick sale and profit whn!axli
gt. If the soil i light plant the I'teTless.
He ha raitl, this season, 4J0luhU of
Earlv Iloe and I'rin Alt it, un !i
I'd drag oat such a life. However, ii no
oe talkir to yoo. CtJidr you r If ele
vated for three raontL, aod when that's
out cbue back hr some more.
TTfc-w Aaerlcaa Pel.
firvribirg a colony of Poles at I -a Perte,
screw of land, and sold tUia at $il71-r In-IIana, a cr rre.-lent says; -The new
barrel. He has fouml that tin-re U more Polish arrival has an orp!eaat.t, rrir zjrg
net profit to l n-alizr in raUIrg pr4au way of dofSng hiebat that snake j-.i th'.r.k
at U) cents r bohel than fn-ra any Mher of monarchy. The meti shake haxd hrn
crop, unless it the fancy rt-locts of they meet, and salute eah other with a
hor-, strawberries, etr. In firal aa acre ki; and they bless eacb other, la u.e aic
of potass will buy twice a much wh at as t f the Mother f f Ail Sorrows, at art:r;.
could U ra'iKl upon Ue same surface. A few cf them, if tLe ery ipmus-ce oi
l - . s-e-l
truth were known, doaM mat txi ue
Te Time. I best country IighteJ r y stin. uj veve
Postmastereoeral Jewell, in his annual any ticket that happen to fall iato their
report, tarV: "I would surgt nat the bands, and they doit with aa unconcsm
time has come when a resolute eCort should hich can only come from an cne-uivocal
be made to determine bow far the fwUoSxe irtr,mrTehecion f f iu mealtg. When
department can prof rly go in it. lloru to they nter a grocery they call for the bvt of
accommodate the public wiiVttrrvpa-sicg what they want and pay for it without
nnwarranUbly upon the sphere of prirate qwlloeuig tLe price. They buy the best
enterprise. There must be a limit to gov- sugar, the best coC, the ba alcohol, nl
ernmental icUrfertcce, and, happily, it bow to the salesman c U a vie g the room,
better suiU the genius of the American They take to the woods, on lrt comirf to
people tohelpthem-elves than to depend America, aa naturally as babies take the
ea the State." meaalea, or muikrata to the wa'-tx."