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H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
EDITOR AN'I l'ltitl'BIETOR.
Ohffcquar,ono IhM'ilion, $1,00
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PITTSIK)UO CHATHAM CO., N. C, APRIL 6, 1882.
The Old Wife's Story.
"Two little ones not mine by right,
Nor are they kin one to tho other ;
My good mm found them ono dark ninht.
And since that boar they've called me
"It u a fearful arena,' lie said ;
' The tern lent ild, tl.o lightning HaeliitiR ;
The pealing thunder overhead ;
The mad waves round a poor wreck dashing.
' A hundred tnrchoa from the land
Lit up tho iiigrr, surging water -
When ri-iiit; up, as from tlio aand,
A voice cried, 'Save niy little daughter !"
' It tit a mother' ilyim; prayer,
(My good mau will forget it never .:
A mother' last unnelllBh act,
Before eho closed her eye forever.
"He brought the little ono to inc.
All dripping wet, and wildly weeping.
And, nureing it upon my kne,
Itiwwa rorgnt, i was l"pping.
"And ihie one with the golden lo-ka ,
The samodre.il niiht inv husband fmuid
Quite eenscleiH on the tl 1 gray rocks,
And wrapped hi woolen coat around her
"Their name, marked full upon their clothes,
8howod them no kin one to the other j
Pitt now they are sinters, as love pies,
And I'm content - they call me niother.
"We take them sometime to the sea,
And let them watch il aure glory ;
But ae they are so young, why, wo
Have njvor told them all the st.irv."
NEEDLE AND THREAD.
"An old baohelor?" inquired Honors
May wo id. "Are you very snro that lift
is an old bachelor?"
"That'll what he told me, just in ho
many word," sai l Mrs. Pennypacker,
who stood on tho threshold of her best
room, with her hend tied up in a pocket
bankerchief, and a hair-broom iu her
hand, wherewith alio gesticulated, after
a tragic, fashion, as she talked, wbilo
Miss May wood, tall and slender as a
wild lily, stood in the hall, with a roll
of mnsio under her arm, and ber slight
figure wrapped in a shubby black nLuwl
'And he is willing to pay my price,
cash, every Sunday night. Never at
tempted to beat rue down a penny, if
yon'lt believe it, my dear. He drinks
only English breakfast tea, and ho
wants his pie-crust made with tho best
Alderney batter, instead of lard, aa is
good enough for the other people; and
he mast have ventilators to all the win
dows .and an open grate, instead of tho
basi -burning stove; and I hope you'll
not be offended, my dear but he par
ticularly dislikes a piano."
"Dislikes a piano? "said tho little
musio teacher, reddening in Rpite of
"And he says, says he, 'I hope, Mrs.
Pennypacker, that there ia no piano in
the house. A piano,' says he, 'plays
the deuce with my nervous system, with
its everlasting turn turn I' Those were
his words, my dear. So, my dear, I'd
be grateful if yon won't mind doing
your practicing until he's out for his
daily walk from one to three, Just as
regular as the clock."
Miss May wood looked piteously up in
the landlady's faco.
"I will do anything to oblige yon, Mi.
Pcnnypacker," she- said earnestly. "I
have not forgotten how very much I am
indebted to you, both in actual money,
and in kindntss, which money can never
"My dear, don't Hay a word," said
Mrs. Pcnnypacker, hastily. "You've
been aick, and you've got a little be
hindhand, and it's quito natural you
should be a little low spirited now and
then. But yon must not get disoour
aged. And you're quite welcome to
stay ob here until you're able to settle
up your little account."
Honor May wood sighed as she
thought how often her little advertise
ment had been inserted in the daily
newspapers withont attracting the least
notioe from the world of patrons and
pupils. There were so many "capable
music teaohers, willing to give lessons,
at moderate prices," nowadays, and how
was anyone to know how very much
she needed the monoy ?
And, as the time crept on and no pu
pils eama, Honora began to ask herself
seriously whether she should go out in
somemeni! capacity, or stay genteelly
at home and starve.
H.nora started from hor revery as the
washerwoman's stnmpy little girl banged
herself, like a human battering-ram, np
gainst the door, with a preposterously
large basket on her arm.
"Yes," said Honora, coloring. 'Tat
them down, Sally. But I I'm afraid
it isn't convenient to pay your mothe
VMother didn't say nothing 'bout the
pay,"sid Sally wiping her forehead, with
a whisk of her feet. "I was to leave the
clothes with her 'nmble duty, and she
oped they'd suit; but it was that damp
on Monday and Tuesdtfy as starch
wouldn't stick. And 'opes you'll ezouse
all mistakes, aa they'll he done better
"I dare say they are quite right,"
said Honora, with a little sigh, as she
arreted at this unexpected access of
courtesy on the fart of ber Milesian
Bnt when Sally hud stumped off down
stairs, her flapping slippers beating a
sort of tattoo as she went. Miss May
wood took cIT the fringed towel that
covered that basket of clothes, and gave
a little start"
"Shirts," said Honora, "and Books,
and turn-over collars No. 10, and great
big pocket-Lank erchief s, like the sails
of a ship, and white vests, and goodness
me, what does it all mean ? Mrs. Mul
vey has sent me some gentleman's
wardrobe by mistake. I must send
theso things back at once "
I? tit then Miss May wood looked down
at the articles thoughtfully.
"1 never had a brother," mused Miss
May wood, "and I can't remember my
father, but of this I am quite oertaln
if I had either one or the other, I should
thank any girl to mend their dilapidated
wardrobes, if they looked liked this,
And Mrs. Mulvey can't send before
night, and unfortunately I've nothing to
do, so I'll just mend this poor fellow's
clothe.", whoever he may be, A half
starved theological student, perhaps,
training for the Polynesian Islands; or,
perhaps a newspaper reporter, or a pale
clerk, nnder the skylight of some dry
goods house. At all events he is worse
off than 1 am, for ho cannot mend his
own clothes, and I can."
And the smiles dimpled around
Honora May wood's little rosobud of a
mouth, as she sat down to darn holes,
sew on tapes and insert patches.
"He'll never know who did it," said
Honora to herself, "but I daro say he'll
be thankful; and if one can got a chance
to do a little job iu this world, he ought
not to grudge oue's timo and trouble."
Ami as Honora stitched away, she
mused sadly whether or not she ought
to accept at osition which offered itself ot
assistant matron iu an orphan asylum,
where the work would be ulinost unen
durable, and the pay next to nothing,
with no Sundays or holidays, and a
ladies' committee, consisting of three
starched old mauls, bo "sit," upon her tho
first Friday of every mouth.
"I almost think Td rather starve,"
Honora sail. "But dear me ! starv
ing is a serious business, when one
oorues to cotuiJer it faco to face."
Sally Malvey came buck, pulling
and blowing like a human whale in
about two hours.
"Mother said she sent tho wrong bas
ket," said she, breathlessly.
" I thought it very probable, Sally,"
said Miss May wood.
"And mother's compliments," added
Sally, "and she can't undertake your
things no longor, because she does a
cash business, and there hain't nothing
been paid on your account since las't
Honora felt herself growing soar
'I am very sorry, Sally," said she.
"Please tell your mother I will settle
my bill as soon as I possibly can."
Sully flounced out of the room, red
and indignant, like an over-charged
thunder-cloud, and poor little Honora,
dropping her head on her hands, burst
Pretty girl that very pretty indeed,"
remarked Mr. Broderick, an old bache
lor, to Mrs. Pennypacker, the land ¬
"Do you mean"
"I mean the yonug lady boarder of
yours that I seo on the stairs now and
then," explained Mr. Broderiok. "Nice
figure big, soft eyes, like a gazelle. 1
believe some one told mo she was a
music-teacher. Is she?"
That's her profession," answered
Mrs. Pcnnypacker. "But there ain't
many pupils as wants tnition, and poor
little dear, she hat had a hard time of
"Humph ! " grunted Mr. Broderick.
What fools women are not to have a
regular profession ! If I had a daugh
ter, I'd bring her up a solf-supporting
And Mr. Broderiok disappeared into
his room, in the midst whereof stood a
girl with flapping slippers, a pretenti
ous shawl and a bonnet which had
orignally been manufactured for a wo
man twice her size.
"Who are you, my good girl?" de ¬
manded Mr. Broderick.
Please, sir, I'm Sally, the washer
woman's Sally," was the response.
"And what do you want here ? "
"Please, sir, I've come to bring your
things," said Sally, chattering off her
lesson like a parrot. " And, please, sir,
ber 'nmble duty, and hopes they'll suit,
that it was that damp and 'muggy Mon
day and Tuesday as staroh wouldn't
stick; and she hopes you'll excuse mis
takes, as they will be done better next
"Who mended them?" demanded
Mr. Broderiok, whose hawk eyes had
caught sight of the dainty needlework
upon his garments.
"Nobody mended 'em," said Sally.
"Ahd mother she says it's easy to see
as the new gent ia a bachelor.on account
of the holes in his' heels and toes, and
strings off his dickeys."
"I can tell you who mended 'em,"
sidd Mrs. Fenny packer, "for I see ber at
it, the protty dear! -Miss Muywoid.
And says she, 'I don't know whofo they
are, Mrs. Pennypacker; bnt they need
mending, and a kind action never comet
amiss.' No more it does, bless fu r !"
"Humph ! " said Mr. Broderick; "ohe
is right no more it does. Aud she's
a regular seiontist r.t the needle, is Miss
Maywood. Just look at that patch,
Mrs. Pennypacker ! 'Eucli.l's Geome try'
couldn't prodice a struighter line
or truer angles. See tho toe of that
Btocking ! It's like a piece of Gobelin
tapestry. That's tho way I liku to see
And Mr. Broderick nover rested utitil
he had been formerly introduced to
Honora Maywood, and thanked her
with eqi'itl formality for the good offices
eho had rendered him.
It was a goldnn October evening that
Honora came down into the kitchen
where Mrs. Pcnnypacker was baking
pies for her eccentric boarder, with tho
crust made of the best Alderney butter
instead of lard.
"Oh, dear! oh, dear!" sighed Mrs.
Pennypacker; "what an awful thing to
be an old bachelor, to bo sure ! "
"Ho won't be a bachelor much
longer," said Honora, laugh iug and
coloring as she luid her chock on the
"What do you mean ? "
"He has asked me to marry him utter
only a fortnight's accqnuintance. He
says that a girl who can mend stockings
as I do needs no other test. And he
says h' loves me, nnd nnd "
'I almost think I love htm ! ' whis
pered Miss Maywood.
Aud so the problem of Honora's soli
tary life was solved, all through the
magicinflnence of needle and thrsad.
Major Andre's Watch.
The story of Major Andre's watch,
which, after many vicissitudes, has
come into the poHsession of a gentleman
living in Newburg-on-the-Hudson, is an
interesting one. Andro at tho time f f
his capture wore two watches, as was
the custom of gentlemen at that time.
His captors took both. One, General
Washington forced them to givo up,
and it was restored to Andre. The
other is the watch in quostiou. Its his
tory is as follows : After Andre's execu
tion it was sold by his captors to
Colonel William Stevens Smith, then
holding a commission in the patriot
army on the Hudson, for thirty guineas.
Colonel Smith, it may bo premised,
married a sister of John Adams, and
was the ancestor of the present owner,
from whom theso facts are derived.
Smith sent the watch under a flag of
truce to General Robinson, command
ing the British outposts on the Hudson,
with the request that it be forwarded to
Andre's family in England. Robinson,
who, as is proved, was a rour. and a
gambler, pawned the watch and spent
the money in carousals. Time passed
on, and the watch was forgotten. At
the time of the Philadelphia Centennial
it came on with other relics aud was
deposited in the Wisconsin department.
There a sharp-eyed newspaper corres
pondent discovered it, and described it
in the columns of his journal. The
paragraph, -a long timo after, meeting
the eye of the gentleman whoso ances
tor had sent tho watch, as ho supposed,
to its rightful owners a hundred yearn
before, he at once began a search for tho
relio, traveling over a greater part of
the State of Wisconsin, and at lust dis
covered its owner in the person of a
venerable lady, who stated that her
husband had purchased it of a pawn
broker in Philadelphia nearly fifty
years before. The lady was willing to
sell, and the gentleman gladly became
its owner. Its identity he has been
ablo to clearly establish. It is an open
face gold watch of Franch manufacture,
of peculiar shape, being flat and thin,
and totally unlike auything known to
American jewelers. There are but four
figures on the dial, three, six, nino
and twelve, the intermediate hours
being indicated by asterisks. On the
dial-plate in fine letters arc engraved
the words, "Thomas Campbell, Alba
ny." Campbell was the dealer of whom
Andre bought it, Albany being a littlo
town in the district of Breadalbane,
Scotland. On the inner ease is en
graved, "John Andre, 1774." On re
ceipt of the watch, inquiries were made
in England through Dean Stanley and
other parties to discover if the Andre
family had received the watch sent to
General Robinson, whioh established
the fact that they had not. The same
inquries proved inoontestably that this
was the watch carried by Andre on the
morning of his capture. Lippineott.
The number of breweries in Great
Britain in 1880 was 20,114. in Germany,
23,940; in the United gates 3,29;); in
France, 3,100; in Belgium, 2,500; in
Austria-Hungary, 2,297; in Holland,
560; iu Russia, 400; in Norway and in
Switzerland, 400 each; in Denmark and
Sweden, 240 each.
Japan produoesover 90,000,000 pounds
of tea annually, and the yield is steadily
What I Money .'
Wlut is money ? How did it come
i ito the world ? Obviously mcontet-t-ably
it is a tool, an instrument, noth
ing else. It is not an object sought for
its own sake, to bo kept and .used. It
is acquired solely for tho sake of the
woik it docs a mere machine. The
sovereigns which u man carries about
in his purse are distinctly intended to be
set to work, and that wjrk is solely to
be given away in exchange for something
else. Money is the tool of exchange,
Iho instrument of obtaining for its
presont possessor somo commodity or
service which is desirsd. But how did
tho necessity arise for inventing such a
tool ? Many economists answer that a
measure of value was nee led, a contri
vance which should enablo men to com
pare with each other the several v., lues
or worths of tho commodities they han
dle. The farmer required to know how
many sheep ho ought to givo for a cart.
Thus money was devised to meet this
want. But this is an entire mistake. A
measure which should tell accurately
the worth of one commodity compared
with that of another was a want crcatod
by civilization as it developed itself. A
far more urgent need made its appear
ucce ut an earlier period. Money got
over the greatest dillioulty which the
social life of men encountered. Human
beings, unlike almost all animals, were
formed to mako ditVerent commodities
for each other; how were they to be ex
chauged ? A farmer was iu want of a
coat, but the tailor had no desire to ob
tain a calf; he was iu want of shoes.
Here were two suitors and two buyers,
yet neither could procure what ho
needed. Money ramu to the rosea o.
The fai mer sold his calf to a butcher for
money, and with that money ho procur
ed the wishedfor coat from tho tailor.
The tailor repeated the process with the
shoemaker. Thus money solved the
difficulties. Four exchangers were
brought together instead of two, and
two articles wcro sold and two bought
with money; and by this employment of
a common tool for e.changing,tho great
out priuciple of associated human lifo
was established division of employ
ments. It is plain that the money first
bought tho calf and then traveled on to
buy the coat. It circulated it remained
permanently in no hands. Each man
who obtained the money intended to
pass it away in tnru. Thus the concep
tion, tool, comes out transparently, it
pot forms its function by substituting
double barter for single; the farmer first
batten his calf for money and then bar
ters away the same money for a coat.
This conception of money dives into its
essence: that money is a tool must
never be left out of mind; it governs
every thought, every word, about money.
If monoy was never thought of but as a
tool, the world would be saved a vast
amount of idle speaking and writing.
A Terrible Crime.
A servant girl in Stargard, in Ger
many, had in course of several years
saved a Imndsonio sum of money, which
she deposited in a savings bank. One
day, a few weeks ago, she drew the
money and too the train for tho town of
Schneidemubl, a few miles from homo.
She visited an acquaintance, a butcher,
and told him iu course of the con
versation of the money sho had in her
pocket. The butcher advised her to
wrap up the money and fasten it on her
head, buried in the hair. The girl fol
lowed his advice and left for home, tho
way taking her over a deserted heath.
Meeting a policeman 6he begged him to
accompany her, on account of her
money. Tho policeman complied and
accompanied her the greater part of the
way. Hardily, however, had he left her
aud turned back when he heard a pierc
ing shriek. Hastening back he found
the girl lying dead in the street without
her head, which had been carried off.
As the girl had told the policeman of
the butcher sho had visited, his suspi
cions were at once aroused, and he has
tened to the butcher's house. After
waiting half an hour the butcher came
iu with a bag under his arm. To the
question what was in it he replied that
it was a sheep's head, and threw it
nnder the bed. The poliooman left and
returned in a few minutes with some
colleagues. The sack was demanded, and
on being opened was found to contain
the murdered girl's head.
An American Hotel in Loudon.
The American Palace hotel to be
erected on the Victoria embankment of
the Thames in London, between tho
river and the palace of Whitehall, is to
be nine stories high, accomodate 1,300
guests, be managed by Leland, of the
Delevan House, Albany, the waiters and
bar-keepers American, the capital $2,
000,000, or 400,000, furnished by Eng
lishmen with whom the idea, suggested
by their liking hotels in America,
originated. It will not be run for Ameri
can travelers exclusively, but it is ex
pected that Englishmen will patronize
There are 1,000 Indians in the ever
glades of Florida,
When a man or woman Htd they have
made a mistake in their choice of a com
panion for life; living loses much of its
attractiveness they have risked and
lost all; and domestic discord stares
them iu tho facu as long as the matri
monial tie shall last. No wonder that
strong men break down under the strain,
thut ardent women fling all social honor
all personal self-respect and t elf-restraint
to the winds, and go off into tho wilder
ness to escape the torture of such a life.
It would bs writing a tractate on human
nature iu the gross were wo to speak of
tho reasons which make marriage un
happy and shipwreck domestic life. For
all that goes to make men goes to the
destruction of the home wheu tho cur
rents set that way. Jealously is one
cause; but we are bound by truth to say
thut some women are incomparably
more jealous than men, and thut where
one marriage is rendered nuhappy by
this insanity on the part of the husband,
a dozen are destroyed through the jeal
ous folly of the wife.
And after jealousy comes irutability,
impatience with small trouble, a
worrying and uueasy disposition, and
the fatal habit of "nagging." Past
faults and troubles are never forgotten,
but dragged to tho light again and
again; and the petty pin pricks do their
futul work. Men learn sometimes to
disregard these small annoyances, as
they learn to sleep under the souud of a
waterfall or (ho hammering of a bra
zier; but sometimes they do not, and
when the constant dropping wears away
tho granite, and their patience goo lo
pieces with their happiness and their
love. Grave faults, such as extrava
gance, drink, flirting, gambling, or the
like, are of course reason enough why
the marriage rhould come to tho ground.
But there are huudred.s of cas-33 where
no gave fault can bo urgyd, but which
aro covered by tho term, incompatibil
ity of temper. It is no one's fault.
Each miserable creaturo uncongeuiully
yoked is excellent iu his or her own
way, only their ways do not suit, and
their excellences aro rendered null nud
void in consequence These are of the
mysteries of life.
No ono knows how it comes to pn.-s
that two such nice dear people us these
aro to every ono else should be such
torments to eaoh other. "1 could live
with him," say friendly women with
hearts full of blauio for the wife wh o
cannot. "I should know how to man
age her," say admiring men, thinking
the husband who has missed his way a
muff, if not a brute, because of his ill
success. No one knows whero the hitch
lies ; perhaps tho two immediately con
cerned could scarcely explain it. Any
how it is there. These two dear crea
tures to all the world, these two doves
when outside their own hoUsedoor, are
transformed into kites nud furies when
within ; and there we leave them. It
is a mystery and a tragedy in one ; but
human lifo is full of such things, and
we have to accept what we do not un
derstand. Tluro ia but ono euro for
this miserable stale of things gentle
and long sull'eriug forbearance on both
Daring the war, when tho bloodiest
battles on the Potomac were being
fought, the Southern and Northern
troops fruteruzud on this spot, and not
a shot was fired nor a blow exchanged
on the domain of Mount Vernon. It
was ueutral ground. The soldiers ex
changed coffee and tobacoo and lolled
amicably togother under the trees, then
went back to shooting and killing each
other as soon as they were off tho sacred
ground. Tho most irreverent scoffer
must walk with reverence through the
ancient frame house in which to much
of our history is embalmed. Hanging
in the haH is the great key of the Bas
tile, sent to Washington by Lafayette,
and near it is the General's ficld-gluss
hung on its rack by Washington him
self and never disturbed. Of all the
memories of Mount Vernon, none are
more interesting than those of Eleanor
Castis poor Nelly, who died at twenty
two, and was ber stepfather's pet. Iu
the room stands her harpischord, an
immense machine, just tho size of a
grand piano of the present day, with
two banks of keys like an organ. ltesido
it 'are some ancient blue chairs em
broidered by her dead fingers a century
ago. In the grounds stands ber rose
bush, beside which, tradition says, she
received her first offer, and which the
guileless and credulous of her sex aro
persuaded to walk around six times to
bring a similar event about Ono of
the ingenuitios of the regents of M jtuit
Vernon was to have magnificent Turk
ish rugs made to resemble, as far as
possible, the rag carpets which were
the floor covering in Martha Washing
ton's day, and for that pnrpose scraps
of the rag cirpets were sent abroad to
be as nearly simulated as possible. And
way up high, nnder the roof, is a little
hip-roofed, dormer-windowed rookery,
which. after General Washington's
death, his widow chose as her own room,
because it was from that window only
that a view could be had of the brick
tomb iu which the mortal part of the
Miosis Among the Indians,
Another occupation of the medicine
man is the allaying of ghosts and other
apparatinng, which, owing to tho quan
tity of indigestible food which tho In
dians eat, they are very apt to bo trou
bled with in the shape of nightmares.
O j a person seeinnr one, lie will slurt tip
with a scream. Tho wliulct b.dge is
alarmed, the lire is famed np again,
the dreamer snatches up feathers nud
euts them, and owrs his head with
them. Wi nearest relative sacrifices the
dreamer's limbs with a knife, until
blood comes, which is received into a
disband sprinkled on his face, to allay
the ghostly walker or tho night. If the
vision still continues, tho friends throw
articles belonging to the dreamer iuto
tho tiro, aud cry: "More morel" till
all his property, iucluJing clothes,
mats, aud even his Iom, is heaped on
Tho greatest excitement prevails, aud
girls are often sick aud exhausted for
days after such uu unfortunate dream.
It is very unltiekly to dream ubout any
friend, and, iu this c.iso to obviate tho
evil couscpieuce, the dreamer and the
drea.ned ubout exchange names. An
Indian once told me, with n very ghastly
face, that he had dictmt ubout im ; so,
instantly, like good savages and broth
ers in i) miction, wo exchanged names.
A mau may thus hi' ve in a few years
many names, but the relinquished name
is never mentioned. Sometimes if a
higher lauk iu tho tribe is acquired
uloug with tho nanin, the event is cele
brated with fasting aud present-giving
As an Indian is continually troublt.l
with fears of the malevolence of the un
seen world, the sotccrer waxes fat npon
his employment and fees.
In n sentence, they uie, iu general, an
idle, cunning set of ia-'cal-s, who, though
they sometimes thoroughly believe in
their own incantations, tiro yet only
charlatans who work on tho fears of
their dupes. I have, however, always
found it prudent to keep friends with
them, nnd never attempt to interfere
with their pseudo-medical practices. If
an Indian npplio.s to you for medical
treatment, it is never (unless, indeed,
iu a surgical c.tse) until ho has lost con
fidence iu his own medicine man. If he
recovers, yon never get tho credit for it.
it is the medicine man who docs;
but if the patient dies (as he generally
does, being most frequently on the eve
of dissolution before ho applies to you,)
then the outcry is tU:it you killed him,
and vour life is not safe. Peoples of
The First ear.
Iu all cases, tho first year of married
life is the most trying Either party
may start by expecting too much of tho
other, forgetting that life is a real
and earnest business, and that time
ought to be more profitably employed
than iu always making tender speeches
or indulging iu a gushing fondness.
These expectations or tendencies aro
euro to result in disappointment and
vexation, bnt they aio errors that will
bo quickly got over. Tho kindly tone
and tender look in all intercourse, the
constant endeavor to please and gratify,
and the cer ready sympathy, will
early be recognized as tho fruits of a
true affection, nnd be received in loving
sympathy by a kindly sentiment. It is
a woman's place to make home attrac
tive, lis it is man's to provide for and
remain in it. A young hu-bund cannot
retain the freodom of a tiachelor with
the benefits of a tettled home. He has
serious nnd responsible duties to per
form ; has to secure the comfort aud
well-being of the woman who has con
fided her happiness to his care, to seek
her sympathy and confidence, to avoid
neglect, or tho seeming to prefer, much
more the preferring, the company of
others to hers ; to contribute to her in -tellectual
cnllnre, to easo her burdens,
and iu all thing to be her guide and
support. He must bear in mind that
tho society o( thoso who were his com
panions iu youth and early manhood
must now be enjoyed ut his own home,
Hnd that the hunting for p'easure iu his
former haunts will leave a dearth of it
at his own ti reside. Duties, professional
or business gatherings, will rail him
away often enough, but of these ab
sences no real wife will complain.
Pleasure parties which are unsuitable
for his wifo are equally uusuited to him.
She should be his companion always,
both ut home and abroad.
In tho rural districts of Europe dogs
are almost everywhere used in tending
sheep. It is not an uncommon sight
to see an old man or woman who, from
a(o and feebleness of body, is no longer
aide to obtain a livelihood by hard labor,
accompanying a tlock, with tho intelli
gent shepherd dog, to keep the animals
from trespassing and to take them to
and from tho fold or the pasture. The
al sence of fences, tho pasture strips
lying alongside of growing crops of
grain, render this species of care im
perative. X.iw thc-y BpMk l Crude IYtrnlenm as a
rm(ly for Consumption; bcttt r not trv it
hat tak Dr. ltuH'n Coiih Syrup the etauil.
ant Coutjh It tuned y of our ae. It is ugroa
ahl to the tkate, nover foils in etirv, aud vosta
unW 25 cents a lottle.
"Iluiv pom aiv tlfy who lia not Patience."
Hka mien re.
I have deckel my dim-lit bower
With the iHcuck's p 1 d n i en I love,
And tho dado's dark below,
And tho fritv.e is faint above ;
1 have dct-kod my dim rich bower
In the last sweet style of art,
With pale plane ts in a row -I
have made my chamber smart !
T!ip slender tables aland
I hi nax d and matted flu'jr ;
Tlioconvov mirror's gleam,
The horse-cloth drapes tho l"Or.
'Twas Uottiuelli'a baud
Iirew Venus there. net,
I sit as in a dream,
Close huddled at hor tee',
Ob, let mo bo intense '
I pine, I yearn, I fad1 ,
And my bail lianas over my blow
And my necktie's diaarrared '
My bo:iI ists'i intense, immense,
My culture is so ast,
1 Monieiimen Ian. y--wh l,u iirs now .'
That I Bball burst a' last 1
HEMS Or' l.ViKKKST.
An anagram: t 'histiuuity it's in charity-
The linger riugs of America are worth
It tukes gallons of milk daily
to supply the demand in New York
Tho production of butter iu Iowa
now amounts to rC,10'),7nO pounds
Although the wealth of Great Britian
is nearly double thut of tho United
Stutes, this country leads in production,
while the valve of manufactures is about
equal in the two countries.
A swarm of bees in Sweetwater Val
ley, California, settled on a rattlesnake
six feet Ion?, two inches in girth, with
twenty-two rattles, and stung it so that
it wns blinded, and afterwards easily
killed with a spade.
The littlo island of Horui, near Guern
sey in tho English chauncl, has been
bought by French Carthutiun monks
for 835,000, to raiso duflodils on, tho
same being used iu their liquors.
According to the statistical annual of
the liussian empire, tho population in
creases more rapidly than that of nny
other stato, except Holland and Den
mark. It doubles itself in fifty-eight
Bon Hogun, once "a pugilist, now a
Chicago evnngolist, says that most prize
fighters die prematurely of weakness
nnd disease brought on by injuries re
ceived in the ring, no cites a number
of instances in point, and declares that
he is himself a sufferer from old pound -iugs.
a 1 . - .
A man is like a fog wheu he is au ex
Ciesar was just rs bitter ns tho Gaul
Belongs to the floating population.
A promising young man One who is
engaged to half a dozen girls.
"Pa, what is meant by muscular
Christianity?" "I don't know, my sou,
unless it is pengilism.
The good that mon do may be inter
red with their bones, but tho coffins of
some men are not crowded.
A justice of tho peace fined a man
twenty shillings for beating another be
cause it was the value of a pound.
Bronson Alcott 6ays: The blonde type
is nearest to the divine likeness." Very
few newspapers use tho blonde type.
The Pallas Times thinks tho Germau
popers would bo moro popular if they
woro not published in a foreign lan -guago.
Homo one who has been thcro remarks
that a young author lives in au attio be
cause ono is lardy able to live on his
"Yes," said the farmer, "barbed wiro
fence is expensive, but the hired mau
doesn't stop and rest for five minutes on
the top of it every time he has to climb
Pari j advertisement: "For salo, a
monkey, a cat, and two parrots. Addross
Maw, X , Hue . As tho lady is
about to get married, sho has no further
ns for these animals."
It has been discovered that tho Con
gresionsl Library does not contain a
single work on timperanoe, and the
mystery is: What Congressman brought
the fact to light by inquiring for one ?
A Philadelphia detective acousod tho
father and mothor of a boy who was em
ployed in a dry goods store, of purloin
ing ft 15 S5, which the boy had collected
and taken homo with him in tho even
ing, and which next morning ho could
not find under the carpet, where he had
placed it. The father paid the money,
but the next night, hearing a noise in
hie son's room, he went in and found
the boy with a roll of bills in his baud,
which proved to be the exact amount of
the stolen money. The boy was a som
nambulist, and, perhaps, while dream
ing ot the concealed treasure, had risen
from bis bed, descended to the dining
room, and, removing the money from
beneath the carpet, carried it upstairs
and placed it beneath the matting of his