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Shoes, Boots, Caps, Hats, Carriage
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Best -ent Cigar, Chewing and
Brooking Tobacco, Bnnff,
Salt and Molasses.
My stock Is always complete) n every line,
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tVAM kinds of produoe taken.
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Plttsboro'. N. Carolina.
' H. A.ToNDON, Jr.,
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If aklea were bluer,
And fogs were fewer.
And fewer the storm on land and sea ;
,WMabk)jomins , i
Perpetual oemrs ' l":
What a rftoplstbls wonld be!
If life were longer,
And faith were stronger,
If pleasure wonld bide If ear would flee
If each were brother
To all tbe other
Whst an J Arcadia this wonld be
Were greed abolished, .
And gain demolished,
' Were la?ery chained, and freedom free;
If all earth's trouble ,
Collapse 1 like bubble K . '
What an Elysium thi would be !
POLLY PEMBROKE'S BABY.
"Dea me," raid Polly Pembroke,
" what noise and confrwion I I am
are I should go crssv if I lived in the
Polly Pembroke waa a farmer's
daughter, who had oorue down to New
York to bny the matrrial for the first
ilk dress she had ever owned a real
deep bine, to be trimmed with velvet of
a darker shade.
And Polly's golden head waa dinry
with the thunder of omnibus wheels
and the rattle and rash of elevated rail
ways, and the snooeasion of brilliant
things in the shop windows and Polly
sat holding on to her panels in the great
echoing depot, and wondering why
everybody was in suoh a hurry.
Por the express train waa just going
out, and Polly and Miss Jones, the vil
lage dressmaker, who had oome with
her to help select the important dress,
were obliged to wait fifteen minutes for
the way-train, which condescended to
;ip at " Whip-Poor-Will Glon," where
oily lived. ' : , " " :
She was a pretty little primrose of a
maiden, with large, wistful eyes, lovely
yellow hair, and eheeks as pink as 'a
daisy, while MisB Jones, who sat beside
her, waa atraight and stiff, and upright
and wrinkled, a beoame a single womau
And just as Polly was wondering if
(here was no end to the stream of hu
manity flowing through the wide-open
depot gate, a tall, handsome gentleman,
with a dark complexion and deep Span
ish eyes, came in with a little babe in
" Stewardess," said he to a respecta
ble-looking quadroon, with a scarlot
illk uanukerchiel twisted icturuqnoh
around her head, who was dusting tlx
window sash, " I am going out on the
Ohiosgo express, and I have forgotten a
message whloh must be telegraphed U
my place of business at once; will yon
be good enough to take this child a min
Bat tbe stewardess hastily drew back.
"No, sah, it you please," said she.
I've heard o' many oases where 'apecV-
able women was loft wid strange chil
dren on their hands jist dis a-way I" '
Instinctively, Polly Pembroke h Id
oat her arm.
Let me take" the baby,' sir," said
she, ooloring all over with pretty eager
ness. " I'll hold it for yon. Children
are always good with me. "
The stranger doffed his hat oourteons-
'1 am inanit ly obliged to yon," he
said, "and I'll trouble you no longer
than I can help." ,
" Polly, Pollyt are you going mad ?"
whispered Miss Jones, pulling the sleeve
of the girl's dress.
But Polly paid no heed to her,
"SuppoM that gentleman shouldn't
oome back V cried Hiss Jones, elevating
" He will," said PoDK gently locking
the little mite on her knee. " Oh, look.
Hiss Jopea I Isn't It pretty I I declare
it's laughing 1"
" Pretty f" groaned Miss Jones, roll
ing her whitey blue eyes skyward.
1 Polly Pembroke, I do believe you've
taken leave of your senses I There is
the bell the gates are closed I"
" What of it ?" said Polly.
" The Ohioago express has gone 1"
Well," said Polly, " what of that I"
"Child, don't you comprehend?
Your fine gentleman was going in the
Ohioago express," cried Miss Jones. '
I suppose he has missed the train,"
said Polly quietly.
" Not he I" sniffed Miss Jones. " He
has slunk quietly in by another way,
and is laughing in his sleeve at yon and
your folly this very moment."
" Nonsense 1 said Polly.
But she looked a little disturbed.
nevertheless, and glanced rather anx
iously at the door through whioh the tall
gentleman with the Spanish eyes had
Oome," said Miss Jones, lamping
up briskly, and gathering her paxoels
in her hand. " There a the bell for our
train." rViVt.v J f. "A
" But I can't go and leave the child,"
cried Polly. "
Humph I" anortad Miss Jones.' - Are
yon going to stay here all night with
" But what shall I do T said Polly,
beginning to be a little bewildered and
frightened. " Perhaps), Mias Jones, we
had better wait until the next train." '
And not get home until nine o'clock
at sigbi P croaked Mist Jones.
I don't a what else we can dot"
Bnt the trains oame and went, and still
no one appealed to claim the baby.
Islias Jose) grew desperate.
I " Polly Pembroke," said she, " I've
j no patience with you for getting ur into
this scrnpe. ' What do you suppose is to
be the end of it all T '
is Polly rose up quietly. ;
"I am going to tnke the child home
with ur, said Polly.
" I am I" reiterated the girl. " Poor
little helpless innocent 1 .what else can
" Let it be wot to the bouse of re
fuge or to the poorboase, or some such
plaoe If screamed Miss Jones.
" With those eyesf" said Polly, look
ing down, into the tender, pleading
orbs. " Never I It will be all right, I am
quite sure, Miss Jones. Jul this is only
a mistake. Stewardess," to the sus
picious quadroon, who had taken care
to keep at a safe distance all the while,
"here is my address. Give it to the
gentleman when he comes back.
" Yes," said the woman, parsing up
her lips. "Bnt it' my private 'pinion
as nobody won't see hide nor hair tf
So Polly Pembroke brought home not
only a bine silk dress, but a dark-eyed
baby into the bargain.
"Child," said Deacon Pembroke, " I
can't blame yon for doing a charitable
aotion, bnt I am afraid you've taken a
terrible charge upon yourself."
" Don't fret, father don't fret 1" said
Mrs. Pembroke, who was a cheery little
body, with an invincible habit of look
ing on the sunny side of everything.
Jt seems a nice, healthy child enough,
and I dare say it will soon be called for.
Besides, don't the good book say that
'Whosoever gives one of the Lord's
little ones even a cup of cold water in
His name, shall not be without a re
And so the days passed by, and the
weeks; and even Polly Pembroke, the
most trusting of mortals, began to think
that she had been the victim of a con
spiracy, and that she was destined to
bear the whole responsibility of this lit
tle nameless life.
"Mother," said she, wistfully, "I
may keep her, mayn't I, if I'll give np
going to see cousin Sue in Boston, and
not ask father for a new cloak this win
ter ? And we'll take summer boarders
next season, and I'll raise poultry, and
she shall be no expense to you, mother,
"Well, well, child," said Mrs. Pem
broke, with a moisture in her eyes,
" have your own way. "
Ton'd detti better send it to one of
the publlo institutions, -bm at . Tnnen.
"Our little Rosebud?" said Polly.
showering soft kisses on its velvet
cheeks. Oh, never, never, Miss
" You was a big fool to begiu to with,
and I don't see but what you mean to
be a fool all the way through, enid Miss
She had oome to bring Miss Pem
broke's fall hat home a venerable Leg
horn, trimmed with drab satin bows
and when she was gone Polly happened
to pick up the New York daily paper
which bad been wrapped around it.
" Mother, cried she, . springing
breathlessly to her feet, "just listen to
this advertisement :"
If the young lady who took charge
of an infant in the depot, on the
afternoon of Saturday, July SO, 1S75,
will send her address to Messrs. Kobe!
Ledger, No Broadway, she will
confer an inestimable favor I"
" Mother t" said Polly, " what does
it moan ?"
" It means you," said Mrs. Pembroke.
" Shall I answer it ?" said Polly.
" Of ooarse," said Mrs. Pembroke,
" Bnt suppose they want to take Rose
bud away from met" faltered Polly.
" My dear, We muat accept onr fate
as Providenoe metes it ont to us," said
the old lady.
So Polly wrote her little note, and by
the next train the tall gentleman with
the Spanish eyes arrived at Whip-Poor-Will
"Do yon think me a heartless
wretch ?" he said to Folly, with his
voice choked with emotion. " But I
am not. When I went out of the depot
that day, my foot slipped in crossing
the street, and I fell under a horse's
feet. They carried me insensible to the
hospital, and I lay there for weeka in
the delirium of brain fever, caused by
my injuries. The moment I returned
to oonaaurasneM I made every inquiry,
Pbul oonld hear nothing of yon."
" I gave my address to the steward
ess," said Polly.
" But the stewardess had gone away.
A strange woman occupied her position
who remembered nothing of the circum
stances; and for a while I actually be
lieved that my motherless little treasure
was loat forever. How can I ever
thank yon. Miss Pembroke, for all yon
have been to my little Isaura I"
So the tiny Bosebud waa carried
away; bnt her father brought her back
several times to see tbe adopted mother
whom she loved so devotedly.
" Polly," said he, one day, M Isaura is
happier with yon than anywhere else.
"Is she?" said Polly. ,
For by Ihia time they had become
great friends and inn had. loat all her
awe of the stately gentleman. ,
"And it'a a aingnlar ooinoidenoe," he
added with smile, "that I am also."
At this Polly colored radiantly.
What waa the and of this ? Can any
" P'rhaps if I'd toki the baby home
tud made a fuss over it, the rioh gen
tleman would havo tnafriod me I" said
Miss Jones, when she was cutting the
white si!k for the wedding dress. ' " I
thought ' Polly Pembroke was a fool
then, but I've seen crraae to change my
nrndsinoe." ' ' " '
Ttro jrofatHe Mthtfrtvnl ft mure a.
Daniel Webster is credited with one
of the most vivid picture in the rhet
Orio of Amerioan eloquence. The
orator was eulogising "the ''financial
genins of Hamilton,' and startled -the
audienoe by the sentence, uttered id his
impressive tone : ' ' ' '
" He touched the dead corpse of
publio credit, and it sprung upon its
feet." , 4
The audience rosj th their feet it
was a public dinner-iand greeted the
sentiment with throe rousing cheers.
The figure, Mr. Webster said, was an
impromptu one, suggested by a napkin
on the dinner-table. He had paused,
in his usual deliberate way, after the
aentenoe, itself containing a figure
beautiful in its appropriateness : "He
smote the rook of the national resources,
and abundant streams of revenue trash.
ed forth." His eye fell upon a folded
napkin ; that suggested a corpse in its
winding sheet, and the figure was in
Grand as this rhetoric is, it is almost
paralleled in vividness, wlile exceeded
in wit, by a figure whioh Seargent S.
Prentiss, of Mississippi, once used.
A statesman, noted as a political tacti
cian, had written a letter on the annex
ation of Texas. As publio opinion in
the South favored the measure, while
in the North it waa opposed, the
tactician, whose object was to gain
votes for his party, published two
editions of his letter. The edition in
tended for the South waa bold in its
advooaoy of annexation ; bnt that de
signed for Northern circulation was re
markable for its ambiguity.
Mr. Prentiss denounced the triok on
the " stump." Grasping the two letters
he threw them under his feet, saying :
"I wonder that, like the acid and the
alkali, they do not effervesce as they
touch each other I" Youth's Compan
ion. " t to Snuff."
An exchange says: A genial observer
of public men in the United States is
amused at th public dexterity of those
anxious to serve as presidential cundi-
If Le is a vptpran. as well as n
genial observer, he smiles as he oom
pres these 'prentice hands with the
roaster of political adroitness, Martin
L joking upon politics as a game, Mr.
Vaq Baron played it with forecast and
agaoity, and with the utmost good
nature. No excitement quickened his
moderation. Even the most biting of
ptrdonal sarcasms failed to raffle a tem
per that seemed inoapable of being dis
turbed. Once, while Mr. Tan Buren, being
the Vice-President, was presiding over
the Sanate, Henry Clay attacked him in
a speech freighted with saroasm and in
vective. Mr. Van Boxen sat in the ohair, with
a quiet smile upon his face, as placidly
as though he was listening to the com
plimentary remarks of a friend.
The moment Mr. Clay resumed his
seat, a page handed him Mr. Van
Buren's snuff-box, with the remark:
" The Vice-President sends his com
p!iments to you, sir."
The Senate laughed at the ooolness of
the man who was " up to snuff." The
great orator, seeing that his effort had
been in vain, shook his finger good
naturedly at his imperturbable oppo
nent, and taking a large pinoh of snuff,
returned the box to the boy, saying:
' Give my compliments to the Vioe
Prcsident, and say that I like his snuff
much better than his polities."
rTar la jrt Out of JW-fvxtf.
Once mankind saw nothing in mineral
coal but a kind of black stone, and the
erson who first found out by accident
that it would barn, and talked of it as
fuel, was laughed at. Now it is not
only our most useful fuel, bnt its pro
ducts are used largely in the arte. A
few of them are described below:
1. An excellent oil to supply light
houses, equal to the best sperm oil, at
2. Benzole a light sort of ethereal
fluid, whioh evaporates easily, and, com
bined with vapor or moist air, is naed
for the purpose of portable "gas-lamps,
8. Naphtha a heavy fluid, useful to
dissolve gutta peroha, India rubber, etc.
i. An excellent oil for lubricating
6. Asphaltum which is a black, solid
snbstanoe, need in making varnishes,
oorering roofs, and oovering over vaults.
6. Parafilne a white, crystalline sub
stanae, resembling white wax, whioh
can be made into beautiful wax candles;
it melts at a temperature of one hundred
and ten degrees, and affords an excellent
light. All these anbstanoea are now
made from soft eoa).
It has been long believed that the
water of the ocean had little, if any mo
tion, below fifty fathoms ; bnt it is now
well established that there is rapid mo
tion often at 600 fathoms' depth,
FOR THE FAIR HEX.
B.bi'a Year.. ,
One mouth : Ob, the rosy toes,
Dimpled hands and funny nose !
; Two mouths i Qro-riug snoh a s ss I
Come and see ita lovely eya.
Three mouths : Look at that wee smile I
Little nape, sow, all the while.
Four mouths : Did you hear that crow 1
' What that " goo " means, do you. know ?
Five months-: ' Little fsoe held up
. Like a sunny buttercup.
Seven months i Takes suoh notlee now;
Like a lily that swoet brow. .
Eight months : Little spites and tearP:
Catches pnsty by tbe ears.
Niuo months : Woo tongue on the go
Bly birds begin Jast to.
Tea months: Anxions to sot out
. Flossy noddle still in doubt.
Eleven months : 'Ooes from chair to obsir
Into micehief ; lot of care.
Twelvemonths: Hurrah! talk soon, maybe;
Mother's preoious yrtr-old baby I
George Cooper in Baldwin'i Monthly.
Harper's Bazar Hprlas Bcaaets.
The large bonnets introduced with the
first warm days of spring are not the
flaring coronet shapes lately worn to
frame the face and surround it as with
a halo. The new wide brims extend
forward as well as upward, and begin to
widen at the point where they first leave
the crown, just as the old-time scoops
and poke-bonnets did. This widened
brim is faced inside with shirred satin
or with smooth dork velvet, or else with
the daintiest India muslin. This faoing
begins an inoh or less from the edge of
the flue braid, whioh is left bare, and
has no wire in it, and the extreme edge
of the faoing is often visible fiom the
front. The wholesale houses have im
ported these large bonnets in the various
stylish braids, straws and ohips, and the
milliner indents the brim according to
her fancy, or to suit the face of the wear
er. Ladies who trim their own bonnets
will find the trimming very simple iu
appearance, yet not very easy to adjust
The shirred facings are easiest for the
inexperienced trimmer; they are cat
bias, and aro drawn into the shape of
the brim by the many rows of drawing-
strings that constitute the shirring.
These sbirrings are usually of light
colored satin, especially cream and ten
shades, the latter being the delicate
tint of the tea-rose. The dark velvet
faoings are, however, more becoming,
especially in the dark garnet and Prince
this season in conjunction with tea or
cream color; next these, gendarme blue,
sapphire, bottle green and black velvet
are preferred. The velvet facitg also
leaves a baro eJgo of the unwired brim,
and this edge is sometimes double of tbe
braid. With the red, green, or black
velvet faoing, the outside of the bonnet
will have some rroam-solored satin laid
in irregular folds or loops down the
right side of tbe crown, while on tbe
left is a singlo loug thickly-curled os -triob
plume of the same shade. This may
begin below the crown nnd curl up the
left side to the satin on the top, or else
it may begin at the top and hang straight
downward. Still other hats with garnet
velvet facing have simply two long
oream-yellow plumes beginning below
the crown aud curling up to the top,
thas surrounding it. To dispose these
plumes gracefully, to prevent tbe satin
folds and loops from looking stiffly regu
lar, and to have the faoing smooth, are
necessary items that are not as easily
done as would seem at a glance. The
large long-looped boxoa. are now worn
further back on tbe bonnet, behind a
wreath or brauoh of large flowers thick
ly clustered, or else they are put quite
in the middle of the orown. The white
bonnets are made (specially dressy by
the doubled strings of Breton lace. In
smaller cottage bonnet the brim is fnced
like those described, and thecrown is snr
rouuded by a close wreath of large
flowers, or of moss or foliage, or else the
three feathers of the Prinoe rf Wales
ard used with someloueely-knotted satin
Among the new ornaments aro straw
beads strung in fringes and in patterns
as galloon. The tinsel galloons are al
so shown in colors dusted with silver or
with gold. Brasilian beetles are
mounted on brooches Or in sprays with
gilt settiug to ornament the brocades of
green- blue shades, and also tbe white
chip or braid bonnets. Tbe white
crystals are brilliant in silvered settings
in baokles, brooches, cresoents and bees.
The jet ornaments for black-laoe bon
nets are the handsomest yet imported,
and will be largely used again. For the
inside of a olose.eottage-shaped black
laoe bonnet is a row of graduated jet
ball), growing larger toward the middle,
that would answer vert, well for a neck
laoe, yet makes a very pretty ooronet.
To bind the edge of other brims, are
black net galloons embroidered with jet
beads, while for the outside of the
crown are large butterflies of jet, ores
cents, leaves and rings. The ornaments
made of feathers have been described.
Brocaded ribbons are shown in Japan
ese designs delicately tinted, and so ar
tistically done that they look like
water-oolor paintings. These are beau
tiful on tbe Taiwan hats for tbe water-ing-plaoes.
Has tic straw bonnets, to. be worn
with morning and traveling suite, show
two or three bright oolors mingled with
the blaek or brown braid that forma the
greater part of the bonnet. For conn
try nse are yellow straws with satin-like
luster, trimmod with brocaded red and
yellow ganze ribbon, forming an Alsa.
cian bow behind a bunch of scarlet pop
The biack-net bonnets are most often
all black, with jet ornaments, jot feath
era and block Breton laoe for trimmings
the materibl of the bonnet is Brussels
net of very small meshes, without dots
laid smoothly over the frame. When
colors' are uted .on them, they aro the
new tea shades, old-gold embroidery,
white, or Prince of Wales red. For
black chip bonnets a pretty model from
Tnvee s has the flaring brim lined With
black satin, on wbich is laid quite
smoothly black laco embroidered with
old -gold silk to represent leaves. Out
side ore folds of black satin, laid care.
lossly around the left side of the crown,
while at the top of tho right is a group
of four very small black tips, from which
hangs a long black plume down to the
The combination of colors most seen
is that of dark red with cream-color:
this arrangement is as popular for
blondes as for the brunettes, by whom
it was originally nned. The pale Sevres
blue is need with tea-color, and to these
is sometimes added Jacqueminot red in
the way of roses or buds not quite blown.
The gendarme blue looks well with red
or with cream-color in brocades. A
graceful round hat of white chip, turned
up on the right side, has the brim faced
with gendarme bine velvet, while around
the crown is a scarf of blue-and-red bro
cade twined in with the blue velvet; one
long blue plume is on the right side
and a red bird is perched in front.
Winter Alligator: '
Eli Perkins, the lecturer, of whom it
has been said that the first letter of his
first name should be the Inst, is the
hero of the following story told by the
Cleveland Plaindealcr: Among the
passengers on the Like Shore train
this morning was a scientific gentleman
who said be owned a farm on the shores
of Lake Pepin, the head waters of the
Mississippi in Minnesota. The gentle
man sai 1 he was going through to New
York with several alligators caught in
that lake. Knowing that lake Pepin, in
Minnesota, covered as it is with ice for
seven months in the year, waB rather a
oold latitude for alligators, oar reporter
was curions to know moro of the strange
phenomenon. The gentlemen went on
to explain that the alligators were quite
common in the lake, and that the in-
ahi'tanta usually caurht, them throneb
oles in tno ice wuu Cooks baited wuG
" Then you have seen a good many of
them ?" inquired our reporter.
" Oh, yes; thousands of them. I
have nine large ones now in the freight
" What prevents them from freezing
in that oold latitude?" asked oar re
porter. "Oh, they are oevered with -thick
fur-like seals. They are winter alli
gators, and only make their appearance
in cohl weather."
" Winter alligators you say?"
" Yes, winter alligators. It is thought
by Minnesota naturalists that these al
ligators lodged in Ltke Pepin during the
warm period of the world's history,
when the mammoth and ithostiens lived
ia Montana and that as the seasons
grew colder nature provided them with
fur. The alligator is a tough animal,
and the fact that he should live in north
ern water when the less hardy ithostiens
and mammalia became, extinct is good
proof of Darwin's theory of the ' sur
vival of the fittest.' Nature, yon see,
provides for any emergency. Thns
when the seasons changed from the
muecatory or testal period into the
glacial period, the fur on the alligator took
the place of scales. Wonld yon like to
look at the ten fur-clad alligators I have
in the freight oar?" Oar reporter said
be would. As ho walked along up the
traok toward a row of box cars he
asked the scientific old gentleman to
please give his name.
"My name," said the man, "is Eli
A Sat Storv.
A lady in, this borough had a bag of
yeast-cakes hanging in such a manner
that she thought them safe from rats.
One evening, hearing a noise in that
vicinity, she went np to ascertain the
rause, and found it was occasioned by
tbe dropping of a meat-hook on the
floor, a lot of these hooks having been
put near there while not in nse. On
further investigation, it was found that
the rats had hung one of the hooks from
a nail above, and then by hanging on
others had commenced a chain which
they oou tinned until it gave them access
to the bag of rising-cakes. The truth
of this statement is vouohed for by sev
eral parties who saw the chain while the
rats were making it and after it was
completed. Ncv Bloom field (Pa.)
" No one who has not traveled north
of the Tweed since the disastrous fail
ure of the City of Glasgow bank," writes
the London correspondent of the Phila
delphia Telegraph, "can form an ade
quate idea ol tbe widespread distress it
han caused. Scarcely a family in all
Scotland can be found which haa not
been affected, directly or indirectly.
The institution waa alwaya looked on as
an eminently respectable and sound
. . .Ton little Girt,
'Little girl, with dainty feet ."
Blithely flying don the street', '
The tongheet heart you weald beguile (
With your pretty f ace and winning smile.
Little girl, yon are very f air ;
' With rosy cheeky and flowing hair' t '
Your eyes are bright, your heart U rosmg,
And. word are music from your tongue.
Little girl, I love you well; .
How much my verse can never tell;
Bat if the truth must be confessed,
I love your grown-up sistsr beet.'
j -rBorfbner. ,
ITEMS OF IKTEBE8T.
Business on hand The fortune tell
Nautical gentlemen 6bonld have wave-y
The lateet intelligence is tho earliest
There are 33,300 retail tobacco dealers
The walking mania will be favorable
to corn crops. ,
The times must have been hard when
young men oonld not pay their Ad
dresses. King Cetywayo,of the South Africa
Zulus, is said to be so fat that he can
The man who dreamt he dwelt in
marble halls woke np to find that the
bedclothes had tumbled off.
When a man takes a full bath 9,000,
000 mouths are open to thank him, for
every pore of the skin has cause for
True worth, like tho rose, will blush
at its own sweetness." Good I Gould
never understand before why onr face
was so red. Ex.
A profound writer says, "We are
created especially for one another."
Then why blame the cannibals in wani
ng to get their share ?
There are 1,190 daily, weekly ami
monthly journals published in Paris.
Of these seventy-one are devoted to re
ligion, 104 to jurisprudence and admin
istration, 153 to commerce and finanoe,
twenty-three to geography and history.
139 to recreation, thirty-one to instruc
tion, ninety to literature and philosophy,
eighteen to fine art, fifteen to music,
seventeen to the stage sad seventy to
Scene : Facetious youth purchasing
bow for his sweetheart. Facetious youth
(to shopgirl) " I suppose yon have all
kinds of ties here, misR ?" Shopgirl
kind would youTikfo hcS'V" "'f'aoJ&ofis
youth (winking to his sweetheart)
" Could you supply me with a pigs-ty ?
Shopgirl" With pleasure, sir ; just
hold down your head and I'll take yonr
measure. xatieau I
It is incomplete digestion of the entire
quantity of food crammed into the stom
ach during business hours, and when the
mind and vital forces are completely
swallowed tip iu tho contemplation ci
money-retting, which forms a favorable
soil for the propagation of disease. You
" rob Peter to pay Paul."
Not freedom from anxiety only, bnt
absolute rest for both body and mind
for half an hour, should precede the mid
The impolite, if not barbarous, habit
fostered by many Americans, to the in
tense disgust of and subject to the ridicule
of travelers from abroad, is the unseemly
baste in whioh some persons rush away
from the dinner-table, with their mouths
crammed with food, and, with strangu
lation imminent, complete the prooess
of mastication and deglutition en route
to the connting-room or workshop. "Let
ns hasten slowly." Life is sufficiently
long for all noedful purposes, if not
stunted by improper practices.
A genial, companionable and even
temper, enriched by good humor, and
lively anticipation of the feast, will be
the most provocative of those conditions
on whioh digestion depends.
The most proliflo source of disease
now aiTecting my countrymen may be
traced to full midday dinners.
It is not so -much the quality of tli i
food yon eat as the quantity whioh in
vites disease. Nine-tenths of my fellow
men engorge themselves with donble tho
amount of fool favorable to longevity'.
The hermit miser lives more fully in ao
cord with nature's laws than we. Dr,
Why Glamn in Broken by Hot Water.
No person could be so foolish as to
hazard the breaking of a glass by pour
ing hot water upon it, if he understood
the simple means of accounting for the
breakage. If hot water is poured into
a glass with a round bottom, the expan
sion produced by the heat of the water
will cause the bottom of the glass to
enlarge, while the sides, whioh are not
heated, retain their former dimensions,
and consequently, if the heat be suffi
ciently intense, the bottom will be forced
from the sides, and a crack or flaw will
surround that part of the glass by whioh
the sides are united to the bottom. If,
however, the glass be previously wetted
with a little warm water, so that the
whole is gradually heated and thereby
expanded, boiling water can then be
poured in without damage. If a silver
spoon is placed in a goblet or glass jar,
boiling water can then bo poured, in
without danger, unless the article has
been taken from a frosty closet, and is