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PITTSBOlMr, CHATHAM CO., X. C, JULY 13, 1882.
SFh djlhalhnm Record.;
H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
EDITOR AND rnoPHIF.TOK. !
T(M Much Style.
Love had its liirlli in n cottaRf,
But soon bopan putting on airs,
For he said the uM liumw was homely,
Anil needed too many repairs,
The ceilings were low, and the pallors
Ununited to stylish display.
80 Loro with hia youthful partner
Determined to niovo away.
Love purchased a modern dwelling,
Where, everything was en suite,
A very palatial mansion
In a very palatial street ;
And out ot their rural cotlagn
Pid Love mid his hettrr half
Depart, with im pang of sorrow,
To worship the golden call'.
Nhe went to wedding receptions,
To parlies, concerts mid balls,
And the rest of her lime devoted
To Klicpping mid inaKiug calls ;
Was haiid-atid-glovi! with old l'lutus,
Wlntiiod hia beif, I'll i iig:'g",
To make this couple imagino
They lived in the Golden Age.
Ho had his otubs and hia dinnois,
Where ladies wire not received,
And among the breakers and broker.!
Was oil ol'his e.ii-li relieved ;
Anil Live, that ly many a tokm
Its tender regard displajs,
Was taught In he civil-spoken
And free from edd-fashione I ways.
Their i hildn u were watched 1J nur.-cs,
And kepi in such regal )ioinp.
Tin re wasn't a chance for a frolic,
No, never a chance for a romp ;
And the prattle of youthful voices,
And the clinging of haly arms,
For threes very ntyliah parents
Had no very special clianns.
And Lovo-who is never formil -
On being Iff t 111 Hie lurch,
For a clirery 011 1 cony corner
One morning began a mar -li ;
Tliere were daman!; aul satin curiaius,
Velvet and plush around,
Anil ovt r the sately in uisioii
Lh'gant things Were, found.
Mirrors that cam1 I nun Venice,
Clear aH Dalian i-kn s,
Itug in their depths concealing
Tilikish and Tyre.ui dye- ;
Treasures from loom an 1 ipiatry.
Glinting with many a iqmk.
Like flash" ol lightning play n,;
Liko ellin sprites in the dark.
I!ut never a cosy corner
Where Love eoul I mule su ot .!i lay,
I'or-i tiing th" 1 s-o. au l rm-
All 1 trolll'lesoine can s ol tlie tlay ;
And hack to his unlive ebv II014
Went Love an I he h ghid the whil".
And Maid, "There isn't a place lor me
In a house where flier i's too much style,
"Tliat is a sweet voice very ! " n:iiil
dipt. Mayell; "and with inoio cultiv'u
tiou, too, thuu cue i.s ui t to find among
the general run of itinoront minstrels."
Be was s anding on tho comer of tho
street, waiting for im uptown car.
Somewhere downtown there wus a
"block" of vehicles, anil tho car was
(low in making ita appearance ; but
whilo he waited, Cant. Mayell listened
to the wild street ballad, wurhlcil by a
fie-h, oiquiaitely truo young voice, to
tho fitful nccjuipuuiment of a cracked
A little crowd Lad gathered nr.-viml
the corner. The blind old tiddler, in
his tattt red velveteen coat and iic
turesquo whito beard, pasted Lin hat
aror.nd, and tho singer, with her face
half voiled by the folds of the black
shawl, which was passed over her head
and ft 11 ia long, nun like folds about
her slight person, stood holding tho
violin. As her large, liquid eyes fell
on Mayell, ho advanced, a d holding
out a tilver coin, spoke some laughing
sentence in the musical modulations of
tho Italian language. She took the
money with a murmured word of
thanks ; but the shy, surprised glance
denoted that tho had not understood
"So they aro not Italians, after pll,"
said Mayell to himself, as he sprang on
board tho car. " I was Mire that that
olive-skin, and thoeo deep, melting
eyes, could only have canght their glow
under the skies of Italy. Well, it only
shows how easy it is to be mistaken.
At all events it was a fair, dimpled little
face, and I hope her grizzle-bearded
old friend will reap an ample harvest of
And, in searching for the abiding
place of his old friend, Mr. Castleton,
the decayed artist, he completely forgot
the little incident of the evening.
"No. 41 Sea court," he said to him
self. "Yes, this must be the place.
And yet," glancing up at the mildewed
brick walls and indescribable ehabbi
ness of the old tenement house, "who
wonld have expected to find Wardo Cas
tleton here? Warde Castleton, tho
descendant of a long line of ancestry
Warde Castle ton, whom I can remem
ber as the master ot Castle Iiall I Bad
management, extravagant living, mad
investments this is what they have
brought him to. Poor follow I one can
scaroely offer charity to him ; and yet,
what is to be done ? " And groping his
way into the hall, where sort of Cim
merian darkness reigned, he managed
to inquire his way to the floor where
Mr. Castleton lived.
The majestic, old artist came forward
to receive him, in a tattered diessing
gown which had once been ruby velvet,
s cap of the tame material on his head,
and a mahl-stick in his hand.
"Ab, M'iyol!, my old ftiend!" ho
cried, grasping the hand of the unex
pected guest "or rather tho young
friend of my old days yon aro wel
conio I You find me rather indifferently
situated ; bnt we all know that genius
is, at times, under a cloud. Walk in
walk in I Here is Mr?. Castloton, and
Beatrix, my eldest daughter. But
whero is Miriam? lit do Miriam, the
bounty and the rnuaway of the flock.
Cull her, Trix ! Tell her to get us some
supper. She will bo hero directly."
Mrs. Castloton, a little old lady in a
laco cup, who had lost the use of her
limbs, sat knitting, in a wheeled chair,
by tho adly insufficient fire. Ilor poor
r.oso was blue, and tho hand which sho
held out to Clarence Mayell was cold ns
Beatrix, a palo young woman of
twenty, diew an old Hereon before the
tulle, on which was a plato of cold
miiiih and a pitcher of thiu tea, and
m:idc hasto to a 1 just tho easel so as to
hido tho cot bed in the ctrner.
Mr. Castloton pointed to tho easel
with n grind flourish of tho hand.
"You boo, Mayell,'' said he, "that I
still cling to tho old habits. My hand
is Hurecly as steady now as I could
wish, but it seems necessary to sell a
picture now and thou. Trix, where U
your sisttr? Why does not Miriam
eomo in? We have scmo wealthy ao
ijnaintnnces, Muyoll," tho old man con
tinued, "who declino to buy my pic
tures, nud who contrive systematically
to ignore, us. But lam told that Miriam
frequently goes to them. Well, well, I
cannot wonder tho child is young, aud
this," platiciiig contemptuously around
tho room, " i.s hardly tho place to at
tract a girl's eapi icious faucy. Tiixy
hero is true to her old parents."
" 1'itpa," taid Beatrix, coloring, "do
not blame Mil ium. Slio "
" Have I blamed her ?" Tho tdd artist
shni.Tgi-d Lh shoulders. "Sho is
youtif'-slio is very young that is all.
At I w.'s saying, Mtyell, I sill a picture
now in d tlicii, iiml so we manage to
keep alive. Just let mo show you some
of the ideas I havo i-kutchrd en canvas."
Wiiio Captain Mayell turned over
the n!il mun's portfolio, und cogitated
within hiutclf iiow ho niiht best oiler
to purchnso a picture without hurting
the i-ensitivo prido of tho artist, the
hiieiit Beatrix put mora ccul on tho
dying lire, spread a clean cloth on tho
tatilc, and set forth a meal which had
evidently been purchased in hasto from
tho shelves of tho nearest cheap restau
rant - half of a skinny, cold duck, a lit
tlo dab of muddy currant jolly, a pile
of bread and a potato salad.
When tho unappetizing meal was
ove-, and they sat shiveriug by tho fire,
tho door opened und in glided n slight,
small liy lire, like a shadow.
"li's Miriam," 6uid Mr. C.tstloton ;
" uiy youngest girl. Como in, pet, and
speak to Cuptiin M;iytll I"
Milium stopped abruptly ia the door
way, and lirst turned rod, and then pale,
bel'oro sho advanced and held out an
M lyell rose, aud bowed ovor it ; but
as their eyes met ho smiled a little.
"Miss Castloton," said ho, "I am very
harpy to meet . on I "
Miriam hid hornolf away bohind her
mother's chair, close to Beatrix, and, do
what Captain M lyell would ho could not
succeed in drawing her into tho conver
sation. "I will make her lookup," he said to
himself a little chagrined at the stead
fastness with which the dark eyes were
bent toward tho lire.
Turning to tho artist lu asked, care
lessly, "Djcs your daughtor sing ? "
" A littio, in a wild way, like a lark or
a nightingale," said Mr. Castleton.
" She Lad a guitar once, but it is lost or
broken, or something. Can't you sing
for us, daughter ? "
Tho ruse was successful. Miriam
looked up in a frightened way, her eyos
glittering, her cheeks glowing in red
"I I cannot siug to-night," sho said,
hnrridely. " Tlease, papa, don't ask
me ! "
Bat when Captain Mayell had taken
leave for the night, and was groping
his way down the stairs, he was suddenly
and unexpectedly confronted by Miriam
herself, wrapped in the black shawl,
with Beatrix at her side.
"Captain Mayell," exclaimed Bea
trix, in a low voice, " what must you
think ? For our own sakes, we owe you
" Hush. Trix !" cried Miriam, exci
tedly. " All this preamble is quite nn
nectsary. I will tell him all about it.
Papa doesn't know that I siDg with
Bartimeo in the streets but mamma
does, and Trix. They' know that Bar
timeo takes excellent care of me ; and
I wear his daughter's dress, and and
we cannot let poor pppa starve."
"And," soberly added Trix, "we give
papa the money, and he thinks old Bar
timeo has sold a picture for him to somo
of the Italian dealers downtown. Poor
papa I and it makes him so happy I
And, indeed, indeed, no one speaks to
Miriam except in the greatest courtesy
and kindness. Aud we hope you will
I not betray our secret to poor papa.
as ho wonld niv.fr, never forgive us
all I "
" Tray," cried Mayell, genuinely
touched, "do not imrgine that I could
be guilty of such a dishonoieblo thing.
Be'ieve me, Miss Castloton -"
Miriam, vory white and cold, was
looking at him with eyes thut flashed
" Here is tho wretched coin yon gave
mo," said she. " Tako it back 1 "
"Why?" he asked, confounded aud
" Because I hato you I " she answered,
abruptly seizing her sistor's arm. "Come,
Trix, let us go 1 "
But he posted hinu'elf directly
across her path, determined not thus to
"But why do you hato mo?" said
ho. "Because 1 lespect your courage
and good sense, and honor your filial
duty ? "
" Because you despise mo ! " sho re
torted. " Never ! " ho cried, taking her hand
in spito of herself ; aud then aud there
they became fast friends. " I urn
coming to morrow," ho said, " to order
a picture of your father. Will you also
bid me welcome, Miss Miriam '!"
And she answered, shyly, " Yes."
But she went out singing no more.
Blind Bartimeo aud his violin were un
Hccor p-.inied now. Warde Castleton
died the next summer, entirely unaware
of tho deception that had been prac
ticed upon him. Shortly after, Captain
Muyoll Ubked prolly Miriam to bo his
"Do you know, darling," ho said, " I
havo lovod you ever since I saw you
singing on the pavement iu thut pictur
esque Italian contnma? '
Aud among h. r wedding gifts wus a
diamond -studded gold lockot, iu wLich
was set tho tiny silver coin which he
bad given hor on that blo;-k November
afternoon when tho twilight was vorgi:ig
The Intensity r Arctic Cold.
Tho chronicler of Lieut, h'eliwalka's
expedition in search ot the remain-i of
Sir. John Franklin, records somo inter
esting facts regarding tho grout cold of
tho Arctic regions. The lowest temper
ature met with by tho company was one
hundred and throe degrees below the
freezing point, or scventy-ouo degrees
below zero, Fahrenheit, a degree of cold
almost impossible to imagine I y the
people of more temperate climes. The
effects of such iutenso cold upou the
human system were not so marked in
the lieutenant and his compuuions us
might be supposed, and even duting the
month in which tho avirage tempera
ture was sixty-five degrees below zero,
tho health of the party remaiued unim
paired. Tho men adapted themselves
as much ns possible to iho habits of the
natives, feeding largely upon blubber
and fat moat, by which the vital heat,
was sustained. Plenty of game was
found by tho adventurers, who were
able to Eccnro with their repeating rifles
enough reindeer at ouo timo to lust
them for several days. Tho difficulty of
approaching theso animals was very
great, for in the still cold air the step
of a man upon tho snow coujd be heard
two miles away, aud tho grating of
sle -) runners resounded liko the cloth
ing of tempered steel. It was not au
easy matter to keep guns in working
order in this climate, for at sixty and
seventy degrees below zero, strong oak
and hickory would break liko icicles,
and all lubricants harden and interfere
with tho working of tho locks. When
tho guns were brought iuto the warm
atmosphere of tho huts to be cleaned,
they would at onco become coated with
moisture, and every part had to be care
fully wiped and dried, lest the hunter
on stepping into the cold air again
would find a useless block of ico in his
hands. A bottle of whiskey which was
in the stores was congealed to the con
sistency of thick syrup by the intense
cold, and the cup from which one of tho
travellers essayed to drink actually froze
to his lips. Tho low temperature of
this latitude permitted some of tho
Esquimaux to practice a terrible revengo
upon some wolves which had attacked
them. They set upright in the ice sev
eral keen knife blades, and covered
them with blood. These tho wolves
licked, slicing their tongues, but being
prevented by the cold from feeling tho
wounds at the time ; and their owu warm
blood tempted them to continue until
their tongues were so scarified that
death was inevitable.
Lying in Weight.
The son of an Austin butcher experi
enced great difficulty in comprehending
fractions, although his teacher did his
very best to make him understand their
"Now let ns suppose," said tho teach
er, "that customer came to your
father to bny five pounds of meat, and
be only had four to sell what would he
"Keep bis hand on the meat while he
was w sighing it, and then it would weigh
more than five pounds," was the candid
Cloth lap robes of dark green, brown
or black are used for open carriages in
in the park.
The wide white mull neckties that
ladies have abandoned are now worn by
littio girls with their street dresses.
The pale gray and cream-colored
rid in. g habits so fashionable in Enropo
have appeared in Central Park, but aro
not liked so well as tlioso of dark
green, blue or black cloth.
Tho prinii ivo palm leaf fan has suc
cumbed to tho decorator's art, and is
now colored sombro gnvu or in dull
blue, and ornamoutcd with esthetic
lilies or the "gundy leonine suntlowor."
Tho flatly-folded scurfs worn by gen
tlemen aro much used by ladies with
their Norfolk jackets aud tailor mado
clu-voit dresses. Thrso of foulard
pique are inoit liked for tin present
Iutenso cnlors arc limited to tho acces
sories of summer toilets. Tho dresses
tlitmsehei aro tf tho most delicate
tint-", but huts, libbons, gloves and
hosiery are of the glowing hues which
aro said to give character to tho whole.
Currents and peaches are tho fruits
mi nt usod this seusi n for millinery
ornaments. 'Iho strawberries, frnpes
and cherries so fashionublo lust year
have disappearol, but tho whito blos
som'! of fruit trees aro the caprice of the
n.omeut for trimming d uk straw bon
nets. Tailor-mado overcoats fur ladies ore
the latest no.'eliy for traveling. Thoy
imitate (he English closo ulsters in
shape, are made i f rough Scotch cloth,
are entirely without trimming, aud tho
effect of tho garments depends on its
tine lit and neat serving, pressing and
Full bodices shirred in surplico style
are used for tho thin summer silks that
uro preferred to grenadine for tho coolness-.
The. twilled L'juisiue silk and tho
silk biivuh aro used for the-e, but satin
surah is considered ton lustrous for a
Tho ledingolo suit, with its long
ample ovevdie'-s, is a 'elii f to tho cyo
now thut panniers and drapery havo bo-c-iiue
eummoti. Thin long, simple over
dress is made of the richest fubrics as
of plain wool stuff for traveling dresses,
ami is bocomiug both to slcndir und
All beige tints such us ecru, cream
llavuue und ia:i color renniu iu favor
for tho woolen costumes that will bo
ti.s.il for summer j nirneys, and for
morning at tho sea-.hlo and mountain
redorta. Seal brown and olive aud bot
tle f-rcen uro the colors that huraionizt)
best with these light shades.
New dresnes for summer aro entirely
of one material, ns tho combination of
two fabrics bus becomo suggestive of
an old drrss furbished up wi'h now
stuff, and therefore without that fresh
nesa so desirnblo to summer toilets. If
nu old silk dress is used at all it is ns
a foundation skirt und wart lining ; it
is not visible outwardly, hs it would
detract from the stylo of the most ex
1 lie Origin of Fencing.
From tho lirst invention of the sword
down to tho period when tho fifteenth
century was druwing to a close, tLis
weapon had always been used as an aim
of offense. The person wielding it
thrus' it or hewed it iuto tho body of
his antagonist whenever he had a chance,
and the only defense against it was stout
armor or nu interpoEid shield. It is
not to be supposed thut an ancient war
rior, or ono belonging to tho earlier
Middle Ages, never thrust asido or par
ried with his own blade a stroke of his
enemy's swoid; but this method of de
fense was not depended upon in those
days; tho breast-plate, tho helmet, cr
tho buckler was expected to 'shield tho
soldier whilo he was endeavoring to get
his own sword into some unprotected
portion of tho body of his antagonist.
But about tho timo of Ferdinand and
Isabella of Spain, the science of fenc
ing was invented. This now system of
lighting gavo an entirely new use to the
sword : it now became a weapon of de
fense as well as offense. Long, slender
rapiers, sharpeued only at the point,
were tho swords usod in fencing. Armed
with olo of these, a gallant knight, or
high-toned courtier, who chose the new
method of single combat, disdained the
use of armor; tho strokes of his oppo
nent, wore warded ofl' by his own light
weapon, and whichever of the two con
testants was enabled to disarm the
other, or to deliver a thrust which could
not bo parried, could drive the sharp
point of his rapier into tho body
of his opponent if he felt so inclined.
The rapier, which was adapted to com
bat between two persons, and not for
general warfare, soon became the
weapon of tho duelist; and, as duels
used to be as common as lawsuits are
now, it was thought necessary that a
gentleman should know how to fence,
and thus protect the life an 1 honor of
himself, his family, and his friends,
A Child Yoydtrcr,
Children furnish mere than one-hnlf
of the world's purost joys, their beaut i
ful deods breaking in upon ns cfteu
times as delight.'ul surprises ; and
stDpid would we be, if we fail to be
roused from life's torpor by their pres
ence, their needs and their (xpression
of them. As we stepped upou tho plat
form of the cars on our way Went, iu
tho middle of the night, wo heard a
man say : "Here is n little girl. Will
not somebody take euro of her?" Some
body responded, and wo U-ought no
more of it uutil the next day, when we
dropped our " sleeper," und entering
ono of tho other curs s-iw the sweetest
little child form wo ever looked upon,
fast nsleep. so sonndly sleeping as not
even to bo heard in breathing. Such
a head of dark, brown hair, lying all
loose over her shoulders, back and
faco, wo never saw; features us if the
choice of art from a thousand beauties;
her loDg, dark eyelashes lay aeio.-s the
openings into a world of beauty, and
her form was in adaptation to the ideal
of her face. Wo could hardly wait for
her to wake, for we felt sure sho was
the lonely child of whom we had heard
the uipht befure, aud were impatient
for tho history of this interesting but
solitnry voyager across tho earth. After
a while, the conductor stood over her,
as if drawn by her beauty and inno
cence. ITe seemed unwilling to waken
her, as if sho were an uiif;el whoso re
pose it would havo been irreverent to
disturb. "Whose child is this?" he
afked. No ono could tell. He turned
nwuy, and went on gathering his tickets.
W'htu he finished he came back and sho
was awake. Ho stooped down to her
"Whoso littio girl aro you?''
"Mamma's," sho said, looking up
trustfully into his fuce.
Where is your mammn? Show me
which ono is she."
" Mamma is net on tl;o cois ; sho is in
heaven," she said, gently.
The gentlemanly conductor grew more
anxious, and mid,
"But yon liao a father aboard?"
"No, sir; my father is in heaven n
long timo ago. When I was u little
baby he wus in thotimy. Mumma used
to tell mo about hiiu, Sho called hiin
her poor soldier boy."
" Aud whero did )our pi'pa and mam
"In Ireland, sir."
"And where did yon como from, my
dearost 'ittlo maiden ?"
"From the same place, sir."
" Not from Ireland ? "
" Yes, sir.-'
"Who come with you?"
" Nobody, sir, but (!od. Ho kept n.o
on tho st a when it was stormy, nud X
was so sick I thought I would die."
Tho conductor, puzzled and surprised,
"You did not eomo all Iho way from
Ireland by yourself ':"
" Yes, sir ; God was with me ; my aunt
prayed for me, and told God to take
euro of me, on tho forecastle of the
ship ; and she snid, 'Precious pet, don't
bo nfraid, for God will go with you all
tho way ;" and somo peoplo on the
deck made mo sleep by them till I got
to New York, und they took mo to the
railroad station, and a uieo old gentle
man got my ticket for me, Here it is,
sir," opening a queer, old-fashioned
Irish carpet-bag, and pulling out a
wnolen petticoat and putting her little
hand into tho pocket, sho took out a t;ny
pocket book, tied with a piece of linen
tape " he gave it to me and told mo not
to be afraid at nil, because the people
would bo kind to a little stranger
orphan girl. And lo said when I
wanted anything to nsk the man with
tho band cn his hat. Aro yon the
"Yes, my little pet."
" I wan't jou to tako care of me, sir,
if you please, will yon ?"
"I will, indeed. I had a littio girl
about your ago, bat she died."
She will see my papa aud mamma
up in heaven, won't sho?"
Ho said " I hopo so," and then he
turned suddenly away.
By this timo half a dozen men had
gathered about the elild, no woman Imp
pening to be in the cars. Tho men were
rough, good-hearted souls, and seemed
to be fidgety to do something for this
strange, beautiful child. Ono turned
up a tag which was fastened to a bine
ribbon round her m ck, and on i' was
" Effie Mc , of Ireland, aged seven
years, is on her way to her aunt,
Mrs. Mc , Fort Kearney, United
States of America. Kind friends,
be kind to this child, sho was her
mother's darling, who died the 11th day
of December, 187S. Tnis poor child is
all that is left of her family, and her
friends are sending her to her aunt at
One rough-looking man asked her if
she had anything to eat, to which she
replied showing him a few cakes, and
"Do yon thit k these will be enough
until I get to auntie's ? "
" Give me your reticule," ho said, and
ho beguu to fill it out of his well stored
ba-ket. ) hers brought In tlieir sup
plies, until tin ro was more than she
wu'i ublo to curry. An old gentleman,
about eighty years of ago, said he would
tako euro of her us fur as Kansas City ; a
black man said he had nothing to give
her to eat, so ho gave her half a dollar.
Sho became more and more a theno
of interest for hundred.! of miles, until
wo seemed to have forgotten the space,
when the cry, " East S'. Lonis I " star
tled up, and revealed the fact to come
of us, nt least, that the journey had
ended. Wo parted from this child in
tenderness with players, for sho was fust
asleep with hor littio testament, which
she could rend, in her hand. All wore
tho better for her presence ; nil re
gretted Umt she eoul 1 not journey on
with them alone; tho way of life.
f i-dici'iiicu's Vliiip)iers.
Why is it that fishermen tell such
whoppeis? A good-sized book c juld be
made of iHi stories.
" Tell the weight of the largest trout
you ever c.inht," wild iui Eastern man
to a native ol Nevada.
Will," was t!;o answer, " I can't
exactly tell us to the weight, but J on
folks can figure on it. Now, you know
it is over two hundred miles around
this ycr lake? Put that down. As 1
said before, I don't know the weight of
Ihobiggtst li-ili I ever yanked out, but
did haul ouo upon tho beach, and,
after I lad landed him, tho luko fell
threo feet, und you can see by the
watermark over yonder thut it hasn't
Another fisherman, giving his oxpcii
ence, sus ;
' This lisli begun to pull nwuy, and
eery little bit lh') line would slack up,
and then th.' pullm;; would be twice as
heavy. At la-1 it f. It like n locomoUv.
was i.t t!io other end of tho line, und
then 1 lo-t my presence of nii'ol nud
jeikod. It took prt:y lu.rd jerking,
too, but ut la-t I landed a lb h about
shtecu feet. long. 1 took it off the
hoi k, and there w is aunt her ono on
about two feet t.ir.irtei-, und so "U until
I took o IV ni'io nf them, nud then cume
the bait, still on the hock. You see,
tho way of it was this. Tho fir t lish
that grubbed und swallowed the hook
was two und a half feet Ion;?. As soon
as ho got fast u biger one swallowed
hiro, a larger oi;o swallowed I hem both,
und nj) until the ninth swallowed the
whole eiht. If 1 had only wailed
i hey would luvo kept en until I would
have hud a wh lie ufur a while, and the
whalebone would have scld lialily foi
two hundred dollars."
This will compare with a Georgia
tish story, told in-isl appropriately by a
gentleman nuti-o 1 l!as. Lie said he
caught a cattish, a squirrel and an
alligator nil upon the ?uuie book at the
same time. Th li-h probably eiiught
the squirrel while swimming across the
hike, and ufierward caught and swal
lowed an alligator, about a font in
length, and t'.en found and swallowed
the bait upon a set hoo't. When u cat-ti.-h
starts out upon a fotain expedi
tion ho takes in everything-, fri.m u
wheclbuirow lo a saddle-blanket.
Margaret, the Mother of Criminals.
At one of the meetings of the Assoria
tiou, when the subject of preventing
pauperism by civini; a proper training
to the i hildren of paupers was under
consideration, Pr. Elislia Harris related
tho terrible- story of "Marnrot, the
Mother of Criminals." It has been pub
lished iu the newspapers, but can prof
itubly be read ugaiu to illustrate the
great i in por' unco of one branch of the
Association'.? work. Margaret was n
pauper child left adrift iu one of the
villages on the upper Hudson, about
ninety years ngo. There was no alms
house in the place, and she ai made a
subject of out-door relief, receiving oc
casionally food and clotliiug from the
town ellicials, but was i.cm r educated
nor sheltered in a proper home, she
became the mother of a long race cf
criminals at.d paupers, which has cursed
the county ever since. The county
records show two hundred of her de
set ndiints who have been criminals. In
one generation of kr unhappy line
there were twenty children, of whom
seventeen lived to maturity. Nine
served terms aggregating fifty years in
the State Prison for hish crimes, and
all the others were frequent inmates of
jails and alms houses. It is said, that
of the six hundred and twenty-three
descendants of this outcast girl, two
hundred committed crimes which
brought them upon the cjurt records,
and most of tho others were idiots,
drunkards, lunatics, paupers, or prosti
tutes. The cost to the county of this
raeo of criminals nnd paupers is esti
mate d as at least one hundred thousand
dollars, takiug no account of the damage
they inflicted upon property and the
suffering and dogredation they caused
in others. Who tun say that all this
loss and wretchedness might not have
been spared the community if the poor
pauper gill Margaret had been provided
with a fcood moral home-life while she
was growiug up to womanhood?
The waves unbuild the wasting shore,
Where inoiint.ojiH towered the billows swoep,
Vet Mill iln ir horriow.' 1 spoils ics torn
And mine new duplies lioai the deep.
So, while the iloodn of thought lay wasto
The old domain ot chartered creeds,
Its heaveii-appoiute l tide: will hasto
To chape new homes for human needs.
lie ours to mark with lo irtn uiicliill"il
'J'lie change au outworn age deplores ;
Tin. legend .-.ui..-, but l'.iith ball build
A fairer throne on newfound shores.
The Ntur hall (,'low iu Western skies
That shone o'er lictlilViii's liallow'd shrino.
And once a'am the teuiplu no
That crowned I he rie-h of Palestine.
Not when tho womlonnjj hhophcr Is bowed
J'id angels i-iiiK their lal-t smin,
Nor jel to Israel's ku eliu : croud
I'lit Heaven's one i-acrcd dome belong.
Let priest and pr pliet have tlieir due,
The l.i i to count.-, hut hall a uiuu
Wh o-e proud salvation of the Jew i
Shuts out tho (ioiil Sa ir ,il 1 1 a li 1
riiotiuh Hcatt' ii d far the dork may stray,
His ohii l!i- Shepheiil still shal. claim,
I'hoH.iiht-' who never h ai le d to pray,
Tin Irieti Is who in v i- spul.e llm n '.me.
Hear M i'l' r, while we hear Thy voice
Tint say-, '-The triit i-h.ill uiaki you free,"
I hy li'vaul.-i i-lill, by loving choice,
Oli, keep us t.ntlil'iil unto i'hei 1
Ol.PT.lt Wl VIU I.I. HoLMI..
FILMS OF I IF It KM.
There aro fifty raco conrsos iu Ken-
tuc'iy, und quite u number of smull col
leges. There never was a law iu England
forbid ling a man lo kiss his wife on
unday. Probably it never wus needed.
President Edward A. Haight, of Vin-
CeUUes University, has ilesirted his wifo
and children to eh po with a pretty
It is claimed that some of tho beef
now sold it impie.'uatcd with garlic.
I'hey have to strengthen it so it cuu
hold up tho price.
'i'he Belgian government is about to
adopt p'llveiizod meat for au army
ration. One pound of the article is said
lo bo equal iu nutritive power to six
potu.ds of fresh bo.-f.
"In gratitude for his LindnosH and
urbanity," an inmate of an English
workhouse, aged 7s,r ooutly bequeathed
his body to the attending physician.
The bequest was not accepted.
t is now reported that the egg which
Columbus inude stand on eud was of a
very iu'evior quality, and that it wai
not tho feat that surprised tho men of
science ho much as the odor of tho egg.
A concert at public cost is given on
Boston Common every Suaduy after
noon iu summer. There was opposi
tion by the oithodox ehuich people at
first, but it has died out, and this ytar
it is fashionable to go to hear the music
on tho way to evening religious services.
Two joung couples of Coshocton,
Ohio, thought it would bo a romantic
idea to elope down the liver to Marietta
by moonlight in a rowhont. The trip
ni only half made, however, when tho
men were arrcsie.l for stealing tho boat,
and tho girls were sent hono aloue and
Hundreds of fanners in Pennsylvania
have turned their attention to fish cul
ture Many have stocked ponds and
streams, and in most cases thoy
have been successful, esoreially with
carp, nud iu a few years they will por
hups depend upon tish for a subsistence
as much us up?n any other farm product.
" When I m irrie 1," said ll.ggs to a
party of gentlemen who had been brug
;;ini' of the snc.-esnful marriages they
had made, " I got a fine hou; e and lot."
"An.l J, gentlemen," exclaimed Mrs.
Hoggs, txteiing the room just in timo
to hear her husband's remarks, " I got
a flat, the top story of which has always
Ill MO KO I S.
The front door mat is always ready ti
scrape a new ui'ip'iainluneo.
Girls, liko opjiart unities, are all the
more to you after being embraced.
It is conquer or die with tho good
doctor ; but tho patient is expected to do
Doctors and mackerel havo this iu
common : they nre seldom caught out
of their own schools.
The pig has sometimes been com
pared to a musical instrument. The
corn i t seems to hit his ease.
" Docs poultry pay?" asked a stran
ger ot a eitv dealer. "Of course," wai
the reply, "even tho littio chickens
A Dutch Judge in Nebraska on con
viction of a culprit for having four
wives, decided : " He hash bnnishment
plenty : I lifs mit ono ! "
Electricity and pneumatic tithes r.re
taking the place of cash-boys iu various
cities. They don't talk back nor bide
under counters to escape calls.
Pare old whiskey used to be spelled
with an "e" before they began adul
terating it. They probably knocked
oit the "o" to let the drugs into the