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H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
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H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
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'PITTSBOKO', X. C.
Attorney at Law,
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M.M'. aad Ors, ass la th. Sapram sa ttitt,
The Sugar Maples. ,
Along tlio vale and o'er the 1(111 '
I aee a blue and smoky hajte; '
llie afternoons are warm aad still,
And presage longer, warmer days.
The bluojay, on tlie Miiuaoh bow,
Is acruuming with cliaobrdont nolo;
Tho phoube-bird iirouMS now
Tbe longing lieurt with trembling throat.
The hills r peeping through the snow,
And buried fence greet the view ;
On bare, brown knolls aquaw-bornes glow,
Or tiny snow flowers flaunt in blue.
The fresh, new eurtb now scouts the golo,
As, rising from her sopulchro,
She caste aside her snowy Teil,
And greets her train who wait for her
'flia gnthered odors of tlie flowers
Tliat lurk within the maple's veins,
The golden light ot auuimohouw
" TrrtTioardnrl wealth of summer rnins,
Tlin gnrnerod sweetnou of tlie years
That pulses through tho mighty trees,
Awnit a wound to flow in tears
Swoet as tho hoard of shining boos.
Now stnnds tho drowsy team a-iloop
Boforo the huokol-liulon eloign,
While sinks the oniol stool full doop
To dmw the crystal snp away.
Tlie atoady diip from wooden lip
Mukos musio in tho aoft spring air,
And aoon tlie ludon buckets tip
And woKto the nectur rich and rnro.
Anon tho pungont smnkc-wrouths rUo
Around the koltlns' tossing surge. ;
Hale youths attend tho ancriuco,
And high the flomos with fnggots urge.
Ah, tmuauiutntion wondrous awoot !
'Hint stenis the blocnl of bure, brown
And iu the crackling flanuw and host
Has ower those golden gntius to seize !
Oh, vunixhed youth ! Ob, balmy days !
The odors rise of curly flowers.
I sec uguiu through smoky haso
The pictures of those fleeting hours;
I bear uguiu tlie wild bulloo
Of boys long siluut in the tomb;
The fllful cuinp-Ure briugs to view
(Had luces from tbe outer gloom.
They tell of uu eterunl spring
Forever bright with springing flowers,
Where uioruisgU uu endlcst ring,
Existence knows uot uu)sing lumra.
It nuiy be tliut tlie fliiuies of strife
Hiive storod lor us some sweets nwur,
Ci Irozeu drifts of uuthly lile
May yield for us a brighter dny.
J. T. W urdci.
" Helen!'' called a fresh, girlish voice.
Oh, here you are! !ust like you, for
all the world ! Poring over your hooks
by a light suited only for owls eyes.
It was true; the only illumination in
the large low-ceiled farm kitchen email- J
ated from some smoldering embers in j
the largeold-fashioned iircplace; and as
Helen rose at her friend s voice, and went
with her into the family sitting-room,
her eyes had a dazed, bewildered look for
a moment as though her mind had been
"n hy, under the sun, Helen, asked
her aunt, "don't you study iu here in
stead of getting off by yourself, and spoil
ing your eyes reading by firelight ? Such
pranks put me out of all patience!"
Now, auntie, ileu t scold, said Helen,
eoaxingly; then turning to Mattie, she
asked : " What is it, Mattie? something
pleasant, I know by your looks?"
Mattie s black eyes sparkled.
"Indeed, Helen, you guessed right.
Mr. Marron asked me to let you know.
We're going to have a straw ride to
morrow night, if the weather is fine, and
will be after you at seven o'clock. So
be ready, sure."
Helen's face had brightened at the
mention of Mr. Marron's name; but it
Why did he not rome himself with
the invitation, instead of sending?" she
Oh, Milly Button's arithmetic is all
in a muddle, and she asked him to come
to the house to-night and help her.
Since Mr. Man-on's been our toucher
some of the girls need lots of help!" was
Mattie s satirical reply.
Helen's red lips set themselves together
with sudden resoluteness :
" I shall not go," she said.
"Xow, Helen, don't say that. Archie
Man-on cares more for the tip of your
little finger than for Milly Ihitton's whole
body; but she's always doing things to
get his attention. He can't rebuff her,
you know, for that would be rode."
'I shall not enter lists against her.
said Helen, quietly. Mattie knew it was
useless to say more. Helen was as firm
as she was gentle when she thought her
self in the right. "Tell Mr. Marron I
am engaged, she continued; "and so I
iuu!" holding up her well-worn Latin
"Yes, said Mattie, as spitefully as
such a good-natured girl could speak;
" I suppose you'll be at your old tricks!
One would think you meant to he a
judge or niiuisttr, or "
"So I would if I could," -answered
Helen, soberly; "but ns those profes
sions are not generally accessible to us,
I moan to lie a teacher.
Helen was an orphan, and dependent
on her uncle. Uncle Amos entertained
a secret scorn for " hookworms," ns he
called them. Hy him Helen's literary
proclivities were considered an unfortu
nate inheritance from her father. He
had been a scholarly man of fine abili
ties, marred, however, hy an utter lack
of that practical common sense without
which one stnnds hut a poor chance of
making his way in the world. Helen,
however, differed widely with him in
this. While inheriting his brilliant
talents, she had also qualities which
called out her shrewd old uncle's respect,
so that ho was really fond of her.
Of late, however, Helen had lieen liv-
ing in a world peopled with sweet anJ
tender fancies for tlie future. Sir. Mat
ron, a handsome, young college student,
bad 'ieen nppoiitted muster of the village
school, and had singled her out hy va
rious kindly attentions ns his favorite
pupil, so that the advent upon the scene
of a pretty hut frivolous young girl, who
was an adept at flirtation, and who miui
nged to monopolize him completely, nt
first caused Helen sharp, keen pain.
She was so little used to the ways ol
society that all that glittered seemed to
her like the gleam of true gold.
As Mattie had said, Archie Marron
had not meant to neglect Helen; for, in
his secret heart, lie admired her far
more than Milly, nnd fully intended to
make his peace with her ngaln ; hut he
had rceonitod without his host. Helen
was proud aa well as fond, and ruthless
V plucked out tlie tender dreams from
her heart and flung them to the winds,
and with them, also, her faitli in love.
Tho ride came off without her, and
Milly had the field to herself. The
next day reports came back that " Surely
tho master and Milly Pulton were en
gaged, or about to be, they were so
sweet upon each other."
Just at this tiino an idea came to
Helen. An announcement appeared in
the paper which once a week brought
tho far-off cfty nows to her uncle's
household, over which she pondered
doeply. It was an offer of a position ns
a student-teacher in an institution. A
young lady was wanted for the place,
and was to have a small salary for Iter
services, beside the privilege of perfect
ing herself in the higher branches and in
Helen's pulses thrilled with excitement
as she read. She would apply for it, and
when she carried out her intention nnd
wrote about it, whether it was that ap
plicants for the position were not numer
ous or that something in the tone of the
letter pleased the principal, Helen re
ceived the nppoiutment, and was duly
installed in her uew life before the month
Among the pupils was one to whom
she soon became much attached a sweet
child named Alice Herman. Her health,
always delicate, became so muvh impair-
I ed that at the close of the year see had te
be taken out of the school, and it was a
real grief to Helen to part whither. She
thought, almost bitterly, that it was hot
fate to lose any companionship around
which her heart tendrils began to twine.
In parting, as Alice put up her lips for
a good-bye kiss, Helen's eyes filled with
" Do not cry," said the little child, fold
ing her arms about Helen's neck in a
close embrace, " for 1 shall ask mamma
to invite vou to our house in vacation.
Would ylm like to come? "
"Yes, darling." whispered Helen.
tboujrh with a wad thought in her heart
th;it the fair little face might be laid away
llmj,.r the daisies before that time,
j,.S- Herman. Alice's mother, had
stmi at , little distance watching them,
After Helen had irone she said :
That young teacher has very pleasant
manners, nnd as pretty n face as one
would find in a day's travel. She would
really he an ornament to one of my re
ceptions. We must ask her to visit us.
"Oh, mamma, that'll he so nice," said
A lice enthusiastically, " anil some elegant
gentleman will marry her. and she'll be
the most beautiful lady in the world
when she wears silks and diamonds in
stead of that black dress."
Mrs. Herman smiled.
" You are a romantic little girl, my pet.
In this mercenary world dollarsand rents
too often prove more of an attraction
than worth and beauty."
" Mamma, were you rich when papa
married you?" asked Alice, with wide-
open eves, it was ner nrst lesson in tins
great world s selfishness.
" No, darling." answered her mother,
with a smile and a blush at the memories
the child's words had so suddenly con
jured out of the piist. " Neither was your
papa. He was a struggling attorney on
"Then, mamma,'' said Alice, with
ready logic, "that was one love-match.
Why should there not be another? "
Mrs. Herman smoothed the silken head
" (Jo now, dear, and rest a little before
we start. Our journey will be long and
Two weeks had passed, when a tele
gram came to Helen saying that Alice
was very ill and called constantly for
" Would she come to her? "
All other plans were at ence put aside,
and soon Helen was at the sufferer's
bedside. It seemed as though the child
liegnn to improve nt once under the in
fluenee of the strong equable nature of
her favorite, and after a time she was
able to be lifted into the carriage for a
ride. Kandall North, a nephew of Col
Herman, was to drive the spirited grays.
as Mrs. Herman lost her nervous fear of
accidents when his strong hands held th
reins. It was Helen's first meeting with
him, and her usually pale cheek flushed
slightly as, after her introduction, he
assisted her to the. deserted seat which
she wits to occupy beside him; but the
exhilarating motion soon put her cm
hiuTussment to flight, and the two thus
suddenly consigned to a Me-ti-tctc were
soon chatting away unrestrainedly. To
Helen's own surprise, muck of her old
girlish gayety bubbled up to the surface
as she talked, anil the grave, Intent face
lieside her hrightened as it reflected back
unfeigned pleasure at her evident enjoy
ment. After this, every pleasant day saw the
little party out for a drive. Stmctimos
the colonel took the reins; then Randall
would accompany them mounted on bis
favorite Thor; but invariably taking a
position wkj're he could occasionally ex
change a word or a glance with Helen.
At last Alice was well, and her friend
was aliout to return again to her school.
Kandall North, was suddenly made
aware of the love which had grown up
in his heart for the beautiful young
stranger when he found how changed to
him was the face of nature when seen
without her, and in a short space of
time he followed her, and iu a few but
curliest words he asked her to he his
wife. She listened with a troubled faso
as he plied his suit.
"I am sorry, Mr. rsortli," she said;
1 have not thought of any future save
the one which has been mapped out for
me; and love has no place in it!
"Pardon me foT asking. Miss Stearns,
butdo you lovo another?"'
" Hid I not say that love was not in
my future, Mr. North?" she asked:
'Then I shaUmot take your no for
an answer. 1 wilVbe so faithful to you,
and so patient in waiting for you, that
you will at last marry me from sheer
He bent suddenly and kissed her hand.
The next moment he was gone.
Helen stood for a moment as though
bewildered, with the memory of his
words ringing in her ears, almost fooling
the touch of his lips upon her hand.
"They arc all alike," she thought, bit
terly, "attracted by tho lost new face.
Foolish is any one who puts faith in their
A memory of past pain came surging
up in her mind, nnd made her unjust to
all because one had seemod faithless.
Handail kept his word. He was not
obtrusive in his attentions, but occasion
ally a basket of hothouse flowers or some
choice now book would come by express
to the school for Helen. Her vacations
were always partly spent with Alice, and
Randall invariably put in an appearance,
apparently quiet and cold, but following
Helen with eyes whose wistful language
she well understood.
One evening he called, accompanied by
a college acquaintance. Helen's heart
gave one great throb ns her eyes rested
on the stranger. It was her old friend,
rchie Marron. Randall North saw her
agitation, and when he learned of their
previous acquaintance he at ouce drew
his own inference, and, to Helen s great
surprise, for the rest of the evening was
absent-minded nnd silent that she
found her eyes constantly turning toward
him in mute inquiry; but for the first
time in their acquaintance he hardly
seemed to notice her. A strange new
pain began to thrill at her heart-strings.
She looked at him and then at Archie,
who had changed but little. The some
careless waves of brown hair swept back
from his high, white forehead: the same
pleasant, merry brown eyes laughed back
an answer to her own.
Mechanically listening, she mentally
contrasted the two. Randall's firm lips
Mid massive chin; his dark eyes, domi
nant forehead and dose-cut black hair-
truly he was not Archie's equal in come-
i i ies! Rut v sudden conviction came to
her that she loved Kandall! Not one
lark, rugged feature would she change if
she could. The knowledge made her so
quiet that Randall noticed it, and made
nn excuse to return after they had taken
Sore as was his heart at his imagined
discovery, he wits at once filled with
anxiety lest her health was failing tinder
the constant strain of teaching.
" You are looking pale," he said.
Are you ill? You know," and his
deep voice trembled a little, " I told you
that 1 should watch over you until some
one had a better right., Helen, tell un
truly, is Archie Marron to have that
Helen's beautiful eyes shone down upon
him like twin stars as he said this. So
this was the key to his strange cold
ness and abstraction through the even
ing! But she would not prolong his
misery; so she bent and whispered:
1 No one will ever have that right
but yourself, Randall."
He turned and looked at her.
" Are you in earnest, Helen? Po you
really love mo at last?"
"Yes, better than life itself!" washer
Under the influence of his enduring.
unselfish love she felt that she could
trust him fully and freely. Her faith
had been liorn anew.
Kvery day, on the Via Toledo, the
finest and most frequented street in Na
ples, might have been seen an old wo
man', bent under the weight of years, clad
in wretched mourning. She wore a tat
tered bonnet on her head, a thick veil
over her features, nnd a pair of ragginl
gloves on her lingers. She never spoke.
but took with a kind of growl whatever
small coin the passengers might vouch
safe her. That old woman a gams were
four dollars per diem ; but who was she?
No one could tell, and she never
answered questions. The other day a
couple of municipal guards laid hands on
her, and, bundling her into acah, took
her off to the Mendicant's Home. One
of the female attendants stripped her, and
suddenly, from the filthy, fetid envelope
of rags, emerged, t inderella-like, a lusty
young woman, considerably on this side
of thirty, frosh-oolonil, fat, and prepoS'
sessing. Her make-up was a marvel of
effect. Her curved spine was arranged "
with a cord which passed round her neck
and was fastened nt the knee. Her hump
was manufactured from a ball of rags,
Her wrinkled and dirty white face was
managed with imitation parchment. On
inquiry it was found that this young
woman was of good family, and that the
gains she so cleverly earned were taken
regularly homo to her parent.
Why is a corner peanut-seller like an
npotheeary? Because he does business
on a small scale, Vt says.
The Detroit Free iVcus thus humorous
ly descants upon newspapers in Mexico:
A small daily sheet called a newspaper
in Mexico costs $lt a year. The paper is
about the size of a theater prognmme
and there is no mad struggle to fill its
columns. If they get tlie murder up in
the Twenty-sixth ward a week after its
occurrence they think they do pretty
vrdl, and then as a general thing the
murderer has to call around and write it
up himsejf. The morning papers are
promptly delivered at eight o'clock, but
the editors or printers don't lose any
sleep on that account. The paper for
next morning is nil printed and ready
for delivery before six o'clock the even
ing before, nnd then the editorial stafl'
.and jirinters, two men ns a general thing,
go home happy. Sometimes one man is
editor, compositor, proofreader, printer,
mailer, in fact, tho whole establishment.
He lives in his printing office, generally
in tho upper story, while the press is
down stairs. Some of the largo papers,
that rule the country as it were, have as
many as three men on the staff, and one
printer with several type-setters. A small
engine runs a press that will print about
400 papers an hour. They consider this
a big thing in Mexico, and point with
wonder at the gigantic enterprise of the
company that lias a steam press. A
paper of this class sometimes gets an
item of news as soon as three days after
it happens, and in other ways shows ex
traordinary energy. As only about one
in ten persons can read in Mexico, the
newspaper business is not one in which
monstrous fortunes are accumulated in a
Printers aud Printing.
Many who condescend to illuminate
tii.s dark world with the fire of their
genius through the columns of a news
paper little think of the lot of the
printer, who sits up at midnight to cor
rect their false grammar and orthogra
phy and worse punctuation. We have
seen the arguments of lawyers, in high
repute as scholars, sent to the prints!' in
their own handwriting, many words
espovially technical and foreign terms
abbreviated, words misspelled and few
or no points, and these few, if any, cer
tainly in tlie wrong places. We have
seen the sermons of eminent "divines"
sent to the press without points or capi
tals to designate V:e divisions of the sen
tences; also the letters of the political
and scientific correspondents. Suppose
all these had been so printed the printer
would have been treated with scorn and
contempt. No one would havebeliexed
that such gross and palpable faults were
owing to the ignorance or carelessness ol
the author: and no one but the practical
printer knows how many hours the com
positor, and after him the proofreader, is
compelled to spend in reducing to reada
ble condition manuscript that often writ
ers themselves would be puzzled to read.
The Surveying Hoax.
There is a practical joke which isquite
a favorite with Parisian students. Fix-
ng upon some thoroughfare where a
bridge crosses the Seine, two of them
take their station, the first on one side of
the river, tlie second on the other.
Ixioking carefully around, they proceed
to take measurements with cords and
surveyors" instruments, until on each
side quite a crowd has gathered. Next,
one of the students selects some verdant
youth who happens to be passing, and
politely asks: "Would you kindly hold
this cord, sir? There is going to be a
government survey. Please retain the
cord till the official conn, on no account
dropping it for an instant, as the nicos
urement would thus be lost." lie then
gives the other end to a second innocent
young man, and the way is thus effect
ually blocked. Meantime his comrade
across the bridge has repeated tho same
performance. Calochos, carriages, drays,
all sorts of vehicles, with throngs of foot
passengers, have collected, who are grave
ly told that they must wait, ns a govern
ment survey is in progress. Hy this time
the students, of course, have deenmped.
leaving the unlucky holders of the cord
to manage the impatient crowd ns best
they can. The affair usually ends in the
summoning a detachment of policemen
to drive away these victimized disturbers
of the peace. This hoax, though often
practiced, is said to he always successful.
The Carriage Trlek.
A certain builder of carriages made n
practice of keeping a carriage on hand to
palm off on the executors of di-ccnscd
noblemen. It was a costly vehicle, hand
somely fitted up. As soon as the death
of a noblemau occurred, the carriage was
decorated with the arms of the deceased
in the best style of herald painting.
With this preparation a letter was dis
patched to the executors respectfully in
quiring when it would be convenient to
remove the carriage which had been
built according to the orders of his lord
ship. It had been some time ready to
be taken away, and the price was l!IO,
or some such sum. This unpleasant an
nouncement usually hii to a compromise.
J'he carriage not being wanted, a sum of
money was paid by the executors to take
it off their hands. This was precisely
what was anticipated. The carriage was
now ready for a fresh start in plunder
mg. J lie armorial iicnrings were ol
litoiatod, and tho panels were prepared
to receive the heraldic blazonry of the
next nobleman on whose executors the
same trick could bo played off. Very
clever this; hut, like all i-oguerii. it was
at length found out, and a loss of reputa
tion ensued. What became of the car
riage that had undergone so many trans
format 'ems we know not. Chainlirrf
How the Turks and Arabs Prepare
A really good cup of black coffee is not
only exhilarating, but a great aid to di
gestion. To be excellent, the very best
quality of mocha must be selected. The
roasting requires much care, and ought to
be done at home and on the day the cof
fee is to be used ; too much heat and a
oot sudden process of roasting dries the
berries, nnd a burnt taste makes the best
kind unpalatable. Coffee should not be
long kept after it is ground ; iu that con
dition it soon loses its delicious flavor.
Nor must it be ground too finely, or the
decoction will not be clear; and, again,
when too coarse it does not yield it
strength and aroma. Of course, tho
quantity of perfectly boiling water has
to be in proportion to the amount oi coi
feo. The greatest cleanliness is abso
lutely necessary; and coffee made in a
china percolator will taste bettor than
any prepared in a silverone. Small per
forations in the filter are essential, ana
the boiling water should gradually be
poured in. It is tho bo.st plan to serve
tho smallest quantity possible, and to
choose the best china, tho beauty of the
cups contributing materially to the en
joyment. W lute sugar candy or coarsely
broken white plantation sugar is prefera
ble to that sold in machine-cut squares,
which has always a dusty taste. People
fond of Turkish coffee should prepare it
accordingly. The roasted berries and a
proportionate quantity of sugar arc
pounded together in a stone or marble
mortar; when reduced to the finest
powder, about two teaspoonfuls of this
mixture are put into a small tin cup,
with a corresponding amount of water.
:md allowed to boil for some twenty or
thirty minutes. The Arabs put a tin cup,
which is provided with a long handle.
on the embers, and cover it with the hot
ashes. When ready to be served the
boiling coffee is put into a china cup,
which is generally very small, without a
handle, and standing in silver tilagee in
the form of an egg cup, and there it is al
lowed to settle: and shaking prevents
the coffee from getting clear. It is a de
licious, though rather costly beverage.
( Mall ihisMc.
Words of Wisdom.
Humanly speaking, there is a certain
degree of temptation which will over-
come any virtue. Now, in so far as you
approach temptation to a man you do
him an injury, and if he is overcome, you
share his ul.
Hiimau opinion has so many shades
that it is rare to lind two people who
agree. But two people will agree won-
dcrfullv if they will let a third think for
The fni'tunate man is he who, born
poor or nobody, works gradually up to
wealth and consideration, and having
got them, dies before he finds they were
not worth the trouble.
No man can succeed in all bis under- j
takings, and it would not be well for j
him to do so. Things easily acquired go j
easily. It is by the struggle it costs to
obtain that we learn to rightly estimate
Truly great men are polite by instinct
to their inferiors. It is one element of
their greatness to be thoughtful for
others. The greatest men in the world
have been noted for their politeness.
Indeed, many have owed their greatness
mainly to thsir popular manners, which
induced the people whom they pleased
to give them an opportunity to show
Never give up old friends for new
ones. Make new ones if you like, and
when you have learned that you can
trust them, love them if you will, but
remember the old ones still. Do not for
get, they have been merry with you in
time of pleasure, and when sorrow ennie
to you they son-owed nlso. No matter
if they have gone down in the social
scale nnd you up; no matter if poverty
and misfortune have come to them,
while prosperity and plenty have fallen
to you are they any less true for that ?
Are not their hearts as warm nnd tender
if they do beat beneath homespun in
stead of velvet?
Fou Hi's Musical Inventions.
Thf history of music plainly shows
that the elements of musical art were in
a manner systematized from the earliest
ages of mankind. The Chinese have
records of one of their emperors who
fixed the twelve degrees of the chromatic
scale at the wake -anil -call - me -early
period of 3108 B. C. The potentate in
question was named Fou Hi the First.
He invented several instruments, im
provements upon which have made the
fortune of many an unscrupulous invader
of Chinese patents in these our times.
Among his instruments were, of course,
the bones, which, when rattled by Fou
Hi, gave forth celestial harmony. His
bones were a peculiarly prime order of
article, better than those in use iu these
degenerate days. The lowncss of the
standard of national taste in America to
day was never more distinctly shown
than in the utter indifference of the aver
age auditor as to what a minstrel's bones
are made of. so that they rattle ns lustily
as any sucking dove w ill roar. Fou Hi,
with that nicety of taste invariably ob
servable in the fabrication of choice arti
cles bv the Oriental peoples, always in
sisted upon having his bones made of the
relt shank of infants of good anciwtry,
Upeejally massacred in the neatest way.
I fr tbe purposes of manufacture. The
! bones w ere the first instrument Fou Hi
invented, but his genius soon took a
wider flight, and he dropped them for
another, nnmely, the lyre, in drawing
the long bow upon which he was unex
celled even by his biographers. Olive
Ixynn, in nrcr' Migiuiiic.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Ladies' sacques Jilted lovors.
Beer fills many a bottle, and the bottle
many a bier.
The Paris exposition was visited by
Few of the beautiful w ild flowers of
California are fragrant.
New York Central Park has'oost some
thing like $15,000,000.
In Venezuela they are making flour
from unripe dried bananas.
Callows executions may be called sus
pensions of public judgment.
The Pes Moines (la.) school board for.
bids pupils to jump the rope.
It Is proper that a confusion of papers
ami books and manuscript should sur
round a literary person.
Two pedestrians in Chicago, who
started to walk for a Iwit, quarreled be
fore the tramp was finished and each one
got a belt over the head.
A doctor to his son "Johnny,
wouldn't you like to be n doctor? " " No,
father." "Why not, my son?" ''Why
father, I could not even kill a fly.".
Now dolb tlie little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all tho day
Korctikcs of buckwheat flour.
"Why," asks the Wheeling Leader,
" don't some one write a song on the first
fly of summer? " Because the fly won't
hold still long enough for any one to
write a song on it. Xorristown Herald
Mr. Standford, the California railroad
capitalist, owns a farm of 2,000 acres near
San Francisco. Upon it are sheds and
stables stretching for a mile, containing
300. thoroughbred horses, worth more
The pedestrian fever has even extend
ed to the most secluded precincts of tlie
family circle. Wc hear of several young
ladies of highly respectable parents
who are in training to walk, and
nearly all of them are under two years of
You can never expect great deeds to yield,
Vou can uevcr perform an action kind,
Voa can never plow round a liirmer'e Held,
Uy turuiug it over in your miud.
Two herdsmen quarreled on a Ne-.
l k prairie, and each threatened to
k.,, tje otul,r Neither was armed, but
ti;WMvas a gun in their hut, a mile
LW!VV Both " started for the weapon,
I aM)j jt was n nu.e fr life, for the man
i wj(H g0t'Jt was certain to shoot his com-
j punion. They had several fights on the
way, and were bruised and exhausted
j when they neared the goal; but they ran
; -ith desperation, and kept abreast until
dose to the house, i hen one triopeu
and; fell, giving the other the other the
lead. The victor dashed into tlie build
ing, pulled the gun down from its hooks,
and mercilessly murdered his fallen foe.
Education of the Eyes.
We may not be called upon to hunt
white foxes in the snow ; or to save our
life or our child's by splitting with an
arrow an apple on its head; or to Iden
tify a stohn sheep by looking in its face
and swearing te its portrait; but we
must do many tilings essential to our'
welfare, which we would do a great deal
better if we had an eye as trained ns wc
readily might have. For example, it is
not every man that can hit a nail square
on the head or drive it straight in with a
hammer. Few persons enn draw a
straight line, or cut a piece of cloth ot
paper even; still fewer can use a pencil
as draughtsmen and fewer still can faint
with colors. Yet there is not a culling
in which an educated eye. nice in dis
tinguishing form, color, size, distancr
and the like, will not be of great service.
For, though it is not to be denied that
some eyes can be educated to a greater
extent than others, there can be no ex
cuse for ary neglecting to educate the
eye. The worse it is, the more it neeas
education; the better it is, the more it
will repay it.
Directly to the Point.
A Philadelphia paper wisely observes:
The great end of education is not infor
mation, but personal vigor and char
acter. What makes tho practical man is
not the well-informed man, but the alert,
disciplined, self-commanded man. These
have been highly trained and accom
plished men in days when a knowledge
of geography hardly went beyond the
islands nnd mainland of the levant.
There were powerful English writers
long before Lindley Murray wrote his
latinized Knglish grammar. What
should be thoroughly understood is, that
cramming is not education. It is mis
take to cover too much ground and to
seek to make youth conversant simply
with the largest number of studies. It
them learn a few things, and learn them
well. Let the personal influence of the
teacher be relied upon rather than book
and elaborated methods.
An Important Turf Event.
It is reported that the famous English
racehorse Peter, the favorite of the
Derby, whose engagements have been
canceled by the death of his owner, has
been purchased by parties who will send
him over to the United State to run
ngainst the fastest American bred three-year-old
next autumn. Mr. Pierre Ir
illard. who has charge of the matter and
is to have charge of the colt, offers on
account of the owners a match of $10,000
$2,500 forfeit to run Peter one mile
and a half ovpt the Jerome Park course
at tho autumn meeting of the American
Jockey club against any other three-year-old.
the same to be named at the
post. This challenge has been accepted
by Mr. James R. Keene, and is believed
to be sufficient to inure the appearance of