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Oueaquare.two Insertions, 8 l50
Odo square, one mouth, 'i.SO
H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
EDITOR AMI l-KoriUKTUU.
TIRMS Of SU3SCRIPTI0M:
Oil !) IM'Hltt
m mvt three months
pittsbouo Chatham co., n. c, fkbhuary 2, 18S2.
For larger advert ihf tneiit IiIht.iI contra ts 'U
She comes ! dip comes ! with song and glw
8h leads her train o'er lawn and loa !
And fair and free her wiud-hlown tress,
Her fleecy scarf, her careless drees,
Her swfwit girl-voico that bird-like sings,
Her merry laugh, tliat tireless rings
High u'er those booming souuds of sport
All hail ! wild queen uf madcap court !
No daisy chain w ill this gay girl
E'er wear to deck her daueiug curl ;
No wreath entwine of bud or boll,
Though both, shu wots, become her well ;
Not hers to guera of joy or giiof
By coming of a holly leaf:
She temps not fortune's smile or frown
By puffs of dandelion dorn ;
No nocklace frames of rowan gems,
Nor fragrant, flower-wrought diadems '.
No poet she to doze aud driam
Long, lazy hours by hauutod stream !
If small the brook, she'll head her train
And leap it over and back again ;
Or, if her boys will but away
Mie'U wado It, maybe I can't say.
Her boys all boys around her prtss
For lor of her swent winsomenees.
And dngs that bark for very glee
A harum-scarum company I
.She's o'er the lea, she's won the wood,
This dainty bud of maidenhood !
Those Joyous peal, I throw. In-spcak
The gar, glad mirth of hide and reel,.
As hazel doll end hrackt'ind glad"
Her graceless baud in turns inrado ;
Little she recks rents or shreds,
lint boldly breasts the Imuiblf beds !
'Tie she has bade theru rig the swing,
And wood for firs tiiihallod bring ;
'Tin she the torch illicit waves,
Ajid leads her troops through murky cares ;
'Tie she hath crooned the pine trunk thin,
That, rocking, bridge von dark linn
With j'-yons cheer slid wild halloo
Hounds on her host to dcrring- do !
Tls she has taught those nimble tect
To scatter wide the windrows sweet ;
On fragrant hay-ricks le i tin foe,
And long hours' work at mien laid low ;
Tet Farmer Swan, who from the stile
Had watched It all, ne'er ceased t smile -"God
blcis her ptirty face : She be
A regular tomboy, sartiulee ! "
PORK AND POTATOES.
"Pork and potatoes !
1'oik and potatoes !"
There was little of rbynie or reason
in tbo monotonous reiteration of these
homely words, yet they had their de
signed effect, for in the course of time
the wide-eyed baby in the woman's lap
began to nod a drowsy approval, and at
last fell into an nneasy slumber.
Carefully the singer placed it in its
little cradle, and turned to her neglected
work. There was enough to do, in all
conscience. So much, she hardly knew
where to begin.
While she hesitatod, her thoughts
wandered away from the untidy kitchen,
with its yesterday's litter all uncleaned,
its drifting rolls of lint, its sink piled
high with unwashed dishes, and for the
moment she was no longer a pallid,
hollow-eyed, unkempt drudge, but
young and pretty, sweet and fresh as
women are who put on wedding finery
and wait with happy longiDg for the
new lifo, full of blessed mystery.
"Four years ago," she thought, 'T
was the happiest woman in the world ;
now I am one of tho most miseruble.
Four years ago I kept a happy birthday
in my heart and home ; now"
Sue gave a sharp, hard laugh, :!
tnrned to her work.
Four years ago, she and John had
been two smart aud happy, young
people, who thought nothing on earth
could make them so devoutly thankful
as to belong wholly and entirely to each
other. Their marriage had been to
them the best possible celebration for
the pretty young bride's birthday. They
bad begun life in a little hired honse,
with a little stock cf worldly goods,
and a great and wondeifnl fortune in
store, which they had made up their
minds to possess through industry,
economy and mutual endeavors.
How was it, Annie asked herself over
and over again, that in only four years
they bad come to this? She remem
bered, as she washed and scoured among
the pots and pans, how the other girls,
in the shop where she used to work, had
envied her. Envied her for her bund
some husband ; for her smart new dress ;
and bad all of them hoped for ai good
Now, Miriam rode in her own car
riage, and filled it royally with her silks
and laces. She had married an old man,
surly enough to be sure, bnt what of
that ? To-day she would sit at the head
of a table loaded with silver, and groan
ing under its weight of costly dainties.
There waa Alice, f ur and frail. Annie
thought, with a thrill of virtuous pride
that she nevep apoke to Alice now ; yet
at her table to-day there would be musio
and laughter, rare fruits and flowers,
and costly wines. Though better women
shunned her, yet was she clothed in
purple and fine linen, and fared sump
tuously every day.
There was Kate Brown and Avis, her
sister, elderly girls and plain, but their
birthdays were always to them a high
She began to sing again, and tne
weetntss of her voice was all lost in the
bitterness that rang throngh the same
fid words :
" Tork and potato;!
Pork sod potatoes !"
It waa all they had in the house to
rat, and it van her birthdoy. their wed
d ng anniversary.
The door opened, and John came in ;
not the fine, spruce young man who
smiled on her so proudly four years ago,
but a slouching man in dirty overalls,
with sbabbines8 written all over his
clothes, and care all over his face. He
was smiling now, and swinging a plump
"Here, mamma," he railed, "here is
a bit of birthduy for you,"
" O John I" she cried. " How could
von? Poultry so dear, and I with never
a dress or boot."
' I did not I ny it," he onsweied ;
" old Iluxly gave it to ine."
"A rharitv bird ! Shame on you,
John I Shame on you, poor as we arc,
for taking charity ! I will not cook, or
rat, or have any hitid iu the disgrace of
it ! '
"Throw it awny, thou," he answered,
"or give it to sonio one without your
cursed pride." And without another
word he went out into the wind and
Charity! charity 1 charity! How the
word rang through her brain ! Not all
the sorrow and poverty, and disap
pointment of her married life, had over
humbled her like this one eift.
Old Iluxly had been once u would-be-lover
of hers, and on former birthdays
had offered her many a valuable trinket.
This horrible bird, which John had
shamed her by accepting, was ample
revenge for her many scornful refusals.
While her cheeks jet burned with
angry shame, tho door opened again.
Anuie was a matter of-faet woman,
living in a poor quarter of a large city ;
but for a moment her mind gave a great
leap, back into tho dim ages of nursery
lore. Theie in her little dingy kitchen
stood a woman, bent enough, wrinkled
enough, for u veritable fairy god-mother.
She wore a dress of silk and lace ; her
face was as yellow as the yellow gold
that linked itself about her skinny
throat, and held the great bright stones
that flashed and sparkled all over her
Beforo Annie in anywise recovered
from tho surprise of her presence, she
spoke in a sharp, taspiug voice.
"Ho you are Annio Brown, are you '
And a well looking woman, so one
looks only at your face. But what has
my sister's child to do with this tilthy
room, this tumble-down house, this
forsaken street, and all this misery that
you seem part and parcel of? Take
your baby, Annie, uud come with me.
You shall bo a lady, child, as your
mother was beforo you, even if she did
die in tho poorhunse, and I baud-tied,
threo thousand miles away."
"But John!" pusped Annie, when
surprise would let her speak.
"And what of John V" cried the gold
witci, sharply. "I offer you a homo
such as joti never even dreamed of,
rich dresses, fi od and jewels ; has your
John eiven you such things? Will he
ever give them to you ?"
"John is my husband, tho father of
my baby, father of the two God pave us
and took again ; I cannot leave him,
"I know nothing of the kind," cried
the gold-witch. "You are my nit-cc,
mv own sister's child ; your John, whr
e.vtr he may be, is no kinsman of mine ;
I want nothing of him ; you say two of
your children are dead; so will the
third ono bo in this reeking atmosphere;
it is suffocating me already. You have
no right to kill your child, no right to
refuse him a chance such as he will
never have again. As for your John,
you may send him a thousand dollars
to-night. He "ts a man ; they are all
alike ; he had rather have tho money
These last two argnments were strong
ones, and illness and poverty had mado
Annie weak. There was more feeble
resistance, more golden promises, and
at last she yielded.
Strange and bewildered enough she
felt when the prancing horses stood be
fore the great up-town hotel, where ob
sequious waiters stood on every band.
'Now rest," said the gold-witch,
whose will and word seemed a law unto
So Annie rested. The bed was white
and downy ; there were laces and rib
bons fluttering aronnd it ; but in spite
of the softness and whiteness the
child that lay on her bosom wept and
with a low, heart-breaking cry, and at
last the baby, who up to that day hud
never spoken any word, or tried to
speak, opened its little, quivering lips,
and oalled out loud and clear,
It was as though the voice of God
spoke to the heart of the mother. She
sprang from the bed and folded her
worn old shawl about herself and boy.
Close beside the door sat the gold-witch,
soundly sleeping. With bated breath
and noiseless footsteps she stole past
the old woman. Down the grand stair
way, and through the lofty halls she
sped, looking neither to the right hand
nor to the left.
- She reached her home at last, dark
and discard aa to outward surroundings,
bright with the memory of former joys,
sacred to the memory of former sor
rows. Tho firo was out, the hearth wan
dark. A moment later, and a glad
flame leaped and sparkled, the sleeping
baby was left to his fate while his
mother converted a few hoarded silver
pieces that were to have bought her a
dress into tea, sugar, crackers, hot rolls,
and, while the fit of reckless expendi
ture was strong upon her, a pint of cran
berries for old times' sake.
Iler shopping completed, how Annie,
as it were, l!ew heme! How that des
pised turkey was forgiven for having
passed through old Ilnxly's hands, and
tucked into sn oven us warm and com
fort able as any high-toned turkey could
desirel How the potato, h danced and
ttiuioieti, and ai last ansoiuieiy i-ursi
themselves with pride ut being allowed
to participate iu this most luxuriant le
pabt ! How the cranberries cracked and
sputtered in their hud demand for
sugar! How light the rolls were, and
how strong the tea 1
After tho dinner was well under way,
Anuio hid time for a vigorous putting
to rights of the disordered room, time
even to make the baby sweet and clean,
as she was herself, in her very best
dress, tho pretty, old-fashioned empress
cloth that had borne with some degree
of gentility the wear and tear of tho last
So John came home to a tidier wife,
a sweeter baby, a neater room, and a
grander dinner, than ho had dreamed of
in all tho ycarR iu which he had been
sliding dow t hill with sr.ch dieconrng
Then Annie asked pardon for her
unkind reception of tho brown and
Inscious turkey, and received it, wiih
her pretty head hidden on his willing
shoulder, and while in snch safe retire
ment managed to confess and receive
pardon for the morning's sins also.
If you will believe it, those poor
young married people were so taken up
in forgiving and making love to each
other that they never hoard their baby
cry, and it was a great surprise, when at
last they came to themselves, to sre
their small child in the arms of a nice
old lady in a nica l lack dress, who was
kissing am1 crying over it, much as its
grandmother or aunt might be s. opposed
"Yon blessed child," sail the old
lady, lookiug at Anuio. "you are all
mother, so yon are, dear ! I have been
hunting for you ever sincoyour Uncle
Samuel died ; he never would forgive
your poor mother for running off with
the scamp that abused and deserted her,
and left her ut last to dio in the poor
house. Your mother was an angel,
dear, and clung to him always would
never leave his:, although we offered
her a home and yon also, if she only
would. Ah I she was a blessed worn si,
nnd you are like her, elour," with another
beaming sinile. "You will forgive the
old womuu," she went on, ''for this
morning's trick. I wanted to know if
you wore like your father or jour
mother ; you cannot tell how glad I
was when I heard you running off ; I
almost strangled myself holding my
breath for yon to get by me, so solt nnd
still. If you had stayed I would have
given yon money, Annie, aud all I
promised, fr yon are my sister's child
but I could never have given yon the
whole heat t of love that is aching for
Just then Annie threw herself into the
outstretched arms ami kissed tho
quivering lips, while tho wrinkled,
ringless ringers patted her soft hair oh,
6o lovingly !
Of all the days of my lifo this is
the best," said the old lady at last,
"and I thank God for it." Horcri.
A Bote rted City Iliscorered.
The discovery of a deserted city,
sixty miles long, cnt out of the rocky
face of a winding cliff, rewarded the
efforts of, Mr. Stevenson's Smtihsonian
Institution exiloring party during
its researches in New Mexico and
Arizona the past season. This is
by far the most important find yet made
among the ancient haunts of the cliff
dwellers. Borne of the houses contain
four or five dwellings, one on top of the
other, and in the plateau above the cliff
were found many rains of temples of
worship bnilt of well-cut square stones.
A comparison of the collections of pot
tery and implements gathered in the
cliff houses by the exploring party with
those obtained iu the Pueblo villages
strengthens the theory that the Pueblo
Indians are the degenerate descendants
of the once powerful race, that buils
the mined cities of the plains, and then,
retreating before some more warlike
race, carved out these singular dwell
ings oo the sheer walls of dizzy preci
pices, and fonnd in them, it may be for
centuries, both fortresses aud homes.
Terhaps the hieroglyphic inscriptions
seen by Mr. Stevenson will one day be
deciphereel and found to contain the
tragic history of the wasting away by
wars and famines of this ill-fated peo
ple who, like the coneys of the Bible,
made the rocks their refuge,
farm, (aunt y ami iioiskhom. I
l.reco 1'dttit for Font.
Every breeder should see that his
fowls are provide! with green food for
winter use. Fowls ns well as other aui
wals require a certain amount of coarse
and refuse matter to keep them free
from constipation, indigestion aud other
kindred oomplaints. Tho prudent and
careful poulterer will take " time by the
forelock," and will store away cabbage,
turnips, rowen, onions and potatoes for
Cabbage is undoubtedly the very best
and cheapest green food that can be
had. It is not necessary nor economi
cal to purchase prime heads forttieir
use, as the solt lioatls which are not
j ma,.!.,, uro jUst grod, and they
cost one half lejs. The same with fur
be had i
nips and potatoes ; they can
cheap by purchasing from farmers the
small or refuse part of the crop. These
articles can bo stored in a dry cellar,
and will be found very useful during
the four or live moti'hs of winter, when
the fowls require good feeding in va
riety to make them lay at all during the
fiigid term, or to incite them to com
mence their work early in tho spring.
The lawn mowings und clover heads
can be saved and stored away in coffee
sacks in a dry, cool place until needed
for use, uud by steaming or cooking the
vegetables with meat or potatoes there
is no waste, and during cold weather it
is a great need that must not be lost
sight of if tho breeder would do his
stock justicj ami seo them thrive and
lay well in early spring, when their eggs
are most valuable for securing early
broods. 'nil, v Mmlhhi.
Next to zir nias iu point of merit are
asters, which, although: uot so showy
and lasting, are very beautiful, espe
cially tho French p;e, my llowored kinds,
which are uot so stiff and formal look
ing as tho German, but have more the
character of a chrysanthemum, with in
curved petals and blooms nearly globu
lar in shape, with the centers well filled.
To grow these or any other of tho au
nual asters really well they must have a
good dressing e f rotten mauuie worked
into tho land before planting aud the
next point to insure success is to get
good stocky plants. This may easily
be done by sowing the seed thinly under
hand lights about tho first week in
April, uud giving plenty of air during
the day as goon as lho young plants
make their appearance. London Gar
den. IIounHioM Him..,
Camphor placed in drawers or trunks
will prevent mice from doing the con
tents auy injury.
If your Flat-irons are rough lub them
with tine suit, and it will make them
To restore a gilt frame, wet the places
in the frame that have become bare,
with some size or a bit of isinglass dis
solved in a little spirits i f alcohol, und
let it ge t very nearly dry, then apply
gold loaf and press gently but firmly
with a ball of cotton. To keep a gilt
frame bright, wash it over with copal
varnish, tiding a tine brush for tho pur
pose Fly spe cks can be washed off and
leave no discoloration.
A correspondent of tho Cmnhy rVVe
llmi'in says : " I send yon a recipe for a
washing preparation that I have used in
my family for some time, and Und very
valuable, as it saves time and lulor and
does uot injure the clothes in any way,
but keeps them of a clean and beautiful
color. To make fifteen pounds of the i
soap, taRo seven pounUs of nrm, tougu
soap (1 ome-made hard soup will answer),
cut into thiu slices, two pounds of sal
soda and one pound of uuslaeked lime.
Put the lime and soda into a dish, penr
over it two gallons of boiling poft
water, stir it well and let it settle. Pour
off the clear water into a dish contain
ing the soap; pnt it on the tire aud let
it remain thero until the soap is dis
solved. Dissolve one ounce of alum
and two ounces of borax, and put them
into tlie softP 88 ll H uken from the
fire. Let the soap cool a little, and then
aelri ono ounce oi uenzmo. wnen ine
soap is perfectly cool, it can be cut into
bars. Soak the clotuos over night,
Cut ono pe.und of this soap into seven
gallons of water, put the clothes in and
boil without rubbing. Wash them
enough after boiling to get the soap
out, and rinse thoroughly. Uso the
same water for second boil."
The silk manufacturing business,
which has been dull of late in Paterson,
N. J., bos started up ugain. The man
ufacture of plush, equal, it is said, to
the foreign article, has been inauga
rated. Aitilieial seal skin sacques made
of it are very deceptive. There are now
over 100 distinct silk mills in Paterson,
giving employment to between 16,000
anil 17,000 operatives.
The Moraviaus report 17 missions,
305 missionaries, OS stations with 15
out-stations, 1,41 native agents, 39,775
baptized adults, 20,83d baptized
children, under instruction 74,440, an
increase of 1.0-14. AH the missions
report an increase save Jamaica and St.
Thomas. The former lost 500, the
latter 12. The expenditures were $'.'2,-670.
FOR THE FA I It SF.X-
Bed satin faus are popular fr day re
Feathers supersede flowers in head
dresses. Plush-covered pedestals ore oflectivs
Drk beaver fur robes are used in
Six distinct sha les of red are often
seen upon one round bat.
Dark flowers such as pansier, carua
tions and violets aro used as bouquets
with light evening drosses.
Golden brooade is worn by married
ladies while silver brocade is for brides
and very young ladies.
hand made Spanish lace is now itn-
l)0,',e,' That formerly brought had
woven figures with merely their out ines
rnu by hand.
There is as great variety in hats and
bonnets ns in dresses and wrai s,
B.piare-neekeil Pompadour chemises
are more in demand than any other.
Collars, excepting those for morning
wear, are all mado exceedingly large.
Biised laces, showing the petals of
flowrs in additional pieces are in de
mand. Hose color, white, and silver are much i
admired in combination for evening j
Elaek satin remains the favorite ma-
! terial for handsome dinner und rece-p
Ieithersand )cwelld combs are more j
fashionable for eve ning coiffures than
flowers, either real or artificial.
A Valley of Roses.
Tho maritime vale of Stnta B.irbara,
for sixty miles facing the Pacific Ocean,
says a California letter, wo consider the
most att'active in the states. The soil
is extra deep dark alluvi'im. By tho j moved the end of an entire hair placed
formation of tho coast it is sheltered j over the glass. In moving about it
from the rude trade winds, elsewhere so j tuiew aside tuts of algiu and mud. That
unpleasant on our shores. Here flourish I '"lKl l,c compared to the act of a single
in luxuriance the lig tree and the olive, I niun striking down one ef the giant
tho prune aud the almond, the orange tree's of California or kicking over a
and the lemon, the neit iriue and the J lock of hoases.
pomegranate. nero grows Alfalfa1 I have in hand an instrument with
clover, giving three cuttings a ye'ar and j which I intend to measure the move
pasture through tho winter. Here ; meuts of the wings and les of insects
flowers bloom per. nuial. Here only is per minute nn.I second, und I think
a paradise of roses and other fragrant they can ho lithographed as well as tin
flowers cultivated for commercial per- ! toot of a trotter while in niotiou. This
fumery. Here the bee pastures all the j will be tine work, us with a simple in
year, tho hivers gather honey every day j struuient I have shown that the wings
aud abstaining the nn elves they give to j of a eouiiuou hotine fly move more than
man nearly their whole production, j -Ot time's per second, und the machine'
Only in stress of stormy weather they j lost more than half tho vibrations. 1
draw ui on their hoarded sweets. havo watched all? for rive minutes
l'euthered songsters never migrate from
this klvsium. Man's dwelling U
livened by the chirp of birds, ami their j
music gives perpetual cheer, unchecked j ,llttt the operation required over iilW,
bv win'er frosts. Hanpv, thrice blessed i m -ats of the wings, or over 4'H) u
uio they whose lo'. is cast whtie happi
ness is so lightly wooed and won ! Here
iu mid-December the ceimpany's rose
gardens arc. a sight to charm the eye,
when, day by day, children gather ever
blooming lloweis for extrac tion of pei
funse for the toilet. At Ki-zaubk, in
the foothills of the Balkan ru'ge, iu
Roumelia, S uth Turkey, is a valley
devoted to rose culture nelusiwly f. r
like purpose, but there tho sale of the
uosi gays to many villages is extra pro
fitable. There', us heie, the hair und
the clothes of all who work among the j derful pbysiciul powers ef small ani
rose's retain tho perfume lor a week of mals. Hero are some contrivances to
absence from the valley, measure the! strength of be-etles and
" ""' large insects."
Potato Piekings. Oi wns a long box, simled on the
What did people eat before they had bottom, w.th lass sides. At tho end
potaoes? This inquiry suggested by J Wrt8 a humn jtion wheel, over which
the fact that the auunal crop of t' is ; nm a hik ,iireajf on ono end was
vegetable in America is estimated ut ; n(,aoi.(j a tirt ne ,,,,., rVeptacle for
200,000,0(10 bushels -one eight (f which ; w,.iehtSi nd the other was tied in a slip
are grown iu this State. Tie.- potato is j n0()(,0 A ,urg(, l)kck ftnt was Uken
a modern vegetable, the first mention j ,rom .iski tlie UOO!(t cansht nronnd
being that of Pedro Oieea (loM!), ho j hil l)luiyi aml on llt,illK ri,i,.ftHeii, rnsbe d
says the people e.f (, lito eat u root j aWBV (; llu mjmat,,ro street, hoisting
which they call This city con-j th(, aua thr,.e gruillS of Pl,rn wltn
siimes and exp.irts 25,00(1 bushels a day tho grt.ftt0w( Pase. A sinull red ant was
and yet old H uno with thrice our popu-
I latum did not have a point .. ion can-
not flud mention of the article in Gib-
bon's "Rome" ne.r in Virgil's "( ioorgies"
which is an agricultural worn, rew
famdies would feel conifortalde it e'e-
prived of potatoes for a week, and yel
the world had to do without them for
more than 5,000 years. The principal
poiaico eusirioi, in a'luiiiou to uenssu-
lacr, Durute'sn ami uftriiuit;iuu i-miu-
ties, is the wes'ein part of the State
bordering the ( entral and Erie roads.
Petato varieties are constantly chang
ing. Some of nr readers may remem
ber the old fashioned "piok eje" and
the "early June's, which were suc
ceeded bv the "western red
'. . .
came tho "pe'ach blow." This was a
highly popular variety, but like others
was transitory, and then esmo the
"early rose," which also soon proved
unreliable. There is a dozen new varie
ties before the public at present, some
of which put forth extraordinary
claims. .Yew Yor Commercial.
The signification of theworJ, ntopia,
is a state of ideal perfection. Thn term
orig inated with Sir Thomas Mooro, who
applied it to an imaginary i-d end w here
existed the ntmost perfection in laws,
polities, etc., in eouttadistincMon to
those defects which then existed eke-where.
'underfill Strength eif Inject.
"If you want to see muscle," a New
York naturalists said, "take a glance
through this glass," pointing tj a seat
before a powerful microscope. The
drop of Croton water was fairly alive
with little round or oval bodies. There
was nothing specially remarkable about
them ; but soon a wonderful creature
rollod upon the scene from a distant
part of the drop. In appearance it re
sembled a crystal bell. The edges were
ornamented with a delicate friuge, and
the entire mass was as transparent as
clas. The month of tho bell was evi
dently the month of the unitnttl, be
cause the ol.sei vcr saw it rush aJcng
like n scoop aud, turning down, fasten
its edges to tho bottom, as if to secure
some minute animal that was resisting,
nnd a second later some object could be
seen passing up into tho body.
"If yon hud the strength of that ani
mal," the naturalist said, "in proportion
to your size, you could take Trinity
church by its steeple and toss it over
into Ne-w Jersey. There are animals in
this drop that we can't see with this
powerful glass. Suppose there was
this same difference in size among the
higher animals. Elephants would be
as large as the State of Rhode Isluud
If this bell animal was as much larger
than man as it is than these little ere.i-
turts it is eating, we would see a gigan
tic sc.ieip of jelly larger than the Forty
second street reservoir coming down on
n) whirling in the water and causing
HU,.U a suction, that a regiment of men
would, if in the water, bo hurled and
Vistid and then encompassed by it
The strength of the creature can be
imagined when it is known that the
smallest sect iou of the thie-st hair that
could be cut se emed like a mountain
beside it ; yet tho microscopic creature
banking almost in one spot under a
chandelier, kept up by the continuous
movement of its wiugs, und estimated
second, or Hhi simple oscillations, and
the huuso fly is not as lively us some
others of the tribe. I have, in follow
in? wild hers to rind the'ir nisf, found
they are often on the wiug thirty min
utes in forty -five, the allowai.ee being
for the time iu winch they wore on
lluwers, and during thit peiiod they
must have b at their wings lit j.tloo
time's. Aspiile-i can hind a lly seeuiejly,
winding twenty to thirty cables of silk
about it in less thuu a second and a half.
These rapid mov meats show the won-
; t.n broueht out, an 1, ufter several
i fttiHP starts and showing evidence of a
; decidedly mulish disposition, it ran off,
I hoistiue a verv heavy pea.
i ,,An gnt ran C(lrrv tt weight about
1 seventv-tiv' times its own," the nut
urnlist said. "If von hail the muscle of
one of these little creatures in propor
tion to vonr size yon could lift about
i j j pornds "
The phrase "The Almighty D.illar,'
is a personification of the supposed
object of American idolatry. It is in
tended as a satire upon the prevailing
passion that Americans are said to have
i f.r onin Thrt lorcRKion nriff'natoii
i r 1 .
with aslungton Irving in his sketch
of the "( reole Village."
Miss Lizzie Esthete, of Beverly, Ohio,
who lost her power of speech three
years ago, found herself able to articu
late, and now is able to talk as well as
ever. The case is puzzling the doctors,
as she had no bodily ailment to cause
her to bo speechless, and her restora
tion is equally unaccountable.
The difference between honor and
honesty seems to be chiefly the motive;
the merely honest man does that from
dnty which the man of boner does for
the sake ot character.
A Difllcu t .Matter.
Sim was a maiden f.i r to feo,
In fact a maiden j.i.sinr fmr.
Aiel ah ! the dearest thing to luff
Waa he-rgreath woal'h of goMe hair,
lint niiuu she wore it in a roll,
Urdoun her hack, a nm-n so rich,
Although I stan d, to save my auul,
I could not Ull j'lHt "whit h was nwilch.'
ITEMS OF IMF.R F.ST,
A gTeat revival is in progress in tho
ITawaiian Islands. Tho missionaries
ay there has been nothing like it since
the revival eif lSiliH.
Miss K'.izi Newell, daughter of e v-
Governor Newell, ef New Jersey, now
governor of Washington Territory, has
been appointed territorial librarian by
The white guava grows in tin West
Indies. The fruit is th- s:;:e of :i hen s
egg, and is cf a y-llow c d iv; the pulp
i-t sweet ami in the form of a jelly, anil
is considered one of the finest of con
The iirst Gotigressioual caucus to
nominate candidates for president and
vice-president was held at Philadelphia
in 17MI, Thomas Jeff "sr,ii was nouii-
inted for president and Aaron Buir for
The "seven chumpions of Christen
dom" alluded to by old writers, wre:
St. George, thepattou saint of Hugland;
Si Denis o' Fiv.'.ce ; Kt. .laiiun of
t pain ; St. Anthony e.f Iialy; St.
Andrew of S 'otl.n.l ; St I'arick of Ire
land, und St. David of Wales.
Why elo girls kss each other, while
boys do not ? B.-cuise girls have noth
ing better to kiss, aud the boys have.
Counsel for prisoner "Did you see
t.he prisouer at the bar knock down the
leceased?" Pat "No, yir Donor; he
was alive when I fcce him knocked
It is said that sharks will uot bite a
swimmer who keeps his legs in motion.
If you can keep kicking longer than a
shark can kteqi waiting, you are all
A Professor Gunning, up in Michi
gan, is lecturing on 'Alter M .n, What?"
A Fort Wayne e'ditor, who has been
there, rises to remark that it is generally
he sheriff or some w inan.
Tho following interrogatory epitaph
on an infant's tomb-t.me m I'.agliud is
applicable to some business ventures of
the present day :
If -o H..OH I t" l'e dt.l.e If . .
wonder what I win- 1 ' -'in t"i y
nit: iioMi: not 101:.
Dr. Aulrew Chirk, ef I -en don, snys
of alcoholic bevt -rages that in a peifect
state of l-tulth then- is i.b.-ointely no
benefit to be derived from their use. uud
that us he goes through the wauls of
his hospital he 'oiiclii.lt h that seven e,f
every ten cases owe their ill-health lo
The proper ventilation of our school
houses is one of the luo.-t important
questions of the day. C '1 1 left, hot
he'iid und hands, and cojisequi nt lasi
tilde and headache, is the ct mmmi com
plaint of many of tin children in tho
crowded, ill-ventih.tel c!as loon.. .
). FtH'te'.- Ihiii h V' ',,'
Each inhalation of puiv ..ir is rctun.i d
laden with poison ; lo grains of it
added t ) the atmosphere of u bedroom
every hour, or 1,200 grains during the
night. 1'uIcks that poison laden utmt.s
pVeie is diluted or removed by a constant
current of nir pa-sing through the
rooms, the blood becomes impure, then
circulates sluggishly, accumulating and
piessing on the bruin, causing fiighlful
Bad coe.king is responsible for a largo
amount of ill health, and so is lapid
eating. 1'ew e rse iis e-l e w ti t ir food
perfectly tine lu fore swallowing it. They
have, so they think, not tune to cnt as
they should, and so they swallow some
thing and go about their work. A writer
says: Threo digestions are known to
physiologists- mout h digestion, stomach
digestion, bowel digestion. To make
the first complete, the food should be
gronnd 'ine by the tee th and mixed
with the saliva and nothing else ; then,
and not till then, it is ready to be intro
duced into tlicHtomach, un.l go through
the B' ootid l roress. The stomach is a
patient, long-suffering oipan, but it
cannot always d,i the: werk ol the teeth
and its own too, and when, from sheer
imtbility to meet the unjust demands
forced on it, dyspepsia with all its
annoying train takes possession, the
hapless victim can only mourn over his
unwise haste aud repent of his omis
sions when it may be too late to repair
them. Children especially need to be
instructed as to the necessity ol thor
ongh mastication of their food, and tho
habit formed iu them of chewing it fine
and taking ample timo to eat.
When going from a warm atmosphere
to a colder one, keep the month closed,
so that the air may be warmed by its
passage throngh the noie, ere it reaches