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2 (jjjinlJjitm Icrorjd.
H. A. LONDON, Jr.,
editou ani rrtorrttrruR.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION:
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One iquaro, two Insertions,- -
3ne wjnare, 'iH' ni"i:t!i,
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Ohm copy tlx iii'nlliA
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V VOL. IV.
PITTSBOM)', CHATHAM CO., X. C, Al Gl'ST 31, 1882.
Fr larger aiierticinciitiIiliiial-i,iitiaits wilt
Belter Than (iold.
Better than grandeur, better limn gnM,
Tliuii ranks aud lilies a thousand fold,
la a Healthy body and minl at cage,
Auil'eimplo pleasures thai always please;
A heart that can foci fur another' wuo,
And chare its joys with genial glow,
With sympathies large enough to enfold
All men ks brothers, is butter titan gold.
Butter than gold is a conscience clear,
Though toil for bread in an huuiblu sphere,
Doubly blessed with content and health,
Untircd by the ItiHts or ones oi wealth;
Lowly living and lofty thought
Adorn and ennoble a poor mini's cot;
For uiiud aud morals in nature's plan
Are the genuine tests of a gentleman.
Belter than goM is the sweet repmo
Of the sons of toil whi n their labors close;
B.'lter than gold the poor niiiu's shep
And the balm that droops in his slumber deep,
llring sleepy draughts to the downy bed
Where luxury pillows its aching head,
Hut he his simple opiate deems
A shorter route to the laud of dreams.
Bolter than gold is the thinking inivd,
That in the realm of books can find
A treasure surpassing Australian ore,
And live with the great ami guod of tore;
The sage's lore Mid poet's lay,
Tue glorie-" ot empire pad nway;
The world's gn at ilrenm will thus enfold
And )it Id a plead r belter than g.l 1.
II 'Iter than gold i- a peaceful home.
Worn all the fireside diameters come,
'Jh- shrine of love, the heaven of He,
lltllowed by n o her, or sister, or wile,
However hutiil 1 'he home may be,
(lr Ire I with sorrow by Heaven's decree,
The 1 lc.-eings that never were bought or sold,
Aud culre then-, are better than gold.
A LOST KEY.
Edgar Arnton hud made a highly im
portant discovery, and one that tu ubled
him. Uo was a mrreoii, uud t no given
to examining hearts. For a full hour,
in tlio gathering tnuinivr twilight of
the Park avenue, bo had upplted his
ttemost f Acuities to tho testing, in
another senso, (if bis own. Tho decision
lo which, very unwillingly, Locarno was
t hut hit) dim suspicious of thy just
thieo months were well founded, lie
was m love. The thrill which bad gone
through him as ho clasped Ki'e Uer
row's hand en leaving Lur uncle's gates
that very evening pointed in thai direc
tion. Tho expansion of soul and the
exhilaration of mind which ho continu
al 1; experienced in her presence, tho
longing that often icizid hira u his
moments of profeusicnul ilngust und
weariness to least hid eyes, if only fur
an instant, on Kato's bonny fate, all
drove home tho unwelcome conviction.
In tho coarse of his linul turn along
the btoa 1 path between the wbi pering
poplars Elgar formed a resolution.
Entering I3r xby he encountered the
very friend ho had desired to consult.
Mr. Trent was a solicitor, many ycurs
tho yenng medical n aVs senior, and
bis only confidant in ull tho country
tide. "If you are disengaged for ten min
utes cr so, Mr. Trent," mid Edgar, 'I
should liko to have u tulk with you
about Mr, Gerrow's nieco."
"I am perfectly at your service. You
aro smitten by a great appreciation of
Miss Gorrow's charms. 1 have seen it
coming a long time.''
r.'dgar smiled a little sardonically in
'It's a lawyer's business to bo far
sighted," he said. "I have found it out
now the fact of which yon speak and
1 am afraid only just in time."
A harshness was in his tune which
surprised the listener.
"I do not understand." said Mr.
J"VYhy, I mean that, bad tho disease
gono further, I might bave been unablo
to ovorcomo it, as I mean to do now."
"You astonish me more und more.
Miss Gjrrow is beautiful, of good bitth,
and well-oducated. Sho is an heiress
into the bargain ; and, if she cares for
you, and your uncle consents, what pos
sible obstacle can intervene,?"
'Yon have said," returned Edgar,
moodily, "who is an heiress,"
The lawyer bit his lips to keep from
a loud explosion of misplaced merri
ment. "Tho very thing that whether she
wero pretty or plain, would make her
quite an attraction'to most suitors."
"I am aware of it. But I am not like
the majority. I am poor, my prospects
re barren enough ; all tho world would
cay I was fortune-bunting marrying
for moneyif it came to a marriage. She
might learn to think so, too, and that I
eould not bear. I have seen plenty of
thi-i already in my own family."
The concentrated pathos of the last
sentence, and the involuntary sigh
which concluded it, tonohed the solici
tor. His meditated words of bantering
remonstrance wore not uttared.
"What shall you do then?" he
"Shun tho danger, fight the tempta
tion, work Larder. I cannot ran away
as in other circumstances I might be
tempted to do ; my living lies in Bnxby.
But you can help me considerably in
the struggle, if yon will."
When yon see me running any risk
o a tete-a lets with Miss Gerrow and
j a can possibly interfere, do so."
"And make yon hate me for it. I will
"I shall not hate you I shall be very
grateful. I mu4 meet her frequently,
at the houses of mutual friends You
will often be uble to make me your
debtor in the way I say."
The route the pair had taken brought
them at this point within the cordon of
With a few more words of less special
interest they parted for the night. As
Edgar's tall, athletic figure disappeared
among the mingling shadows of treo
and cottage, the lawyer turned and
guzad for a moment,
"Poor fellow ! there has been misery
in his lot in earlier years, I know," ho
muttered to himself ; "and he is by no
means snre of his own power to with
stand in this matter, or ho would not
uppeal to any friend."
It was even so ; Edgar Arnton mis
trusted himself despite the apparent
tlrmutss of his resolution. As fate
would have it, a week later ho was
thrown into Kite Gorrow's company
even more constantly and intimately
than before. Mr. Gerrow was taken
suddenly ill. Edgar had to attcxd him
und to labor hud to ward effau attack
of probably fatal apoplexy.
They wore a lonely couple, the
wealthy, eccentrio owner of Brixby
Lodge and tho fair young girl who was
reputed bis heiress. Ka'o was an only
child and uu orphan. Neither she nor
her uncle h id a'iy kinsfolk in tho neigh
borhood. Cousins, Kuto believed she
had somewhere in tho North ; but there
had bet n un estrangement in tho family,
aud these sho bad never seeu.
"Is it anything dangerous, Mr. Arn
ton 1 My uncle will recover, will he
not?" Kate asked, as, uftcr a careful
examination of his patient. Iv'gar stood
for a moment or two in tho wide old
' I sincerely trust so, Miss Gerrow,"
he replied ; of course, I daro not dis
guise from you tbtt there is risk grave
risk that is inseparable from such cases;
but I si e not the least reasons for des
pair. Trny do not worry yourself un
necessarily." "My uncle is tho only relative I have
living in tho wholo West of England,"
sho said. "You will not conceal his
real crmditioj from mo at any time, I
beg, Mr. Arnton," she subjoined.
"No, Miss Gerrow, I will be quite
frank, although it is a medictd privilege
to be discreet, you know. But you will
need a trained nurse ; the work will be
too delicate for ordinary servants, and
too wearying by far for you. May I
send you one from the Holstead In
"If you think that that will be tho
b?st course to take. But I shall cer
tainly wait upon oncle principally my
self." And so Kate did. And dsy by day in
hi visits Edgar Arnton met her, and
fell more d( eply iu love. Not that he
abandoned iu auy degreo his determina
tion to refrain from becoming Kate's
suitor. That resolve was firm as ever.
He simply elected ii drift with tho tide.
Tho patient gradually recovered, aud
boro grateful tostimony to Edgar's pro
The mend was not for long, though ;
a message in tho dead of night some
few weeks after took Edgar hurriedly
away to Brixby Lodge, to find that
another seizure had proved fatal.
Kate's grief was intense, Edgar must
have appeared cold and distant in the
dark days before her uncle's funeral, for
ho now felt himself compelled to keep
down his sympathy wita an iron hand
and to breathe condolence in the most
conventional of phrases. But for so
doing he felt morally sure that his vow
of personal silence would have been
But iu the course of time an odd
rumor reached him. The old man's
will had bcon read, and Kate was not
an heiress after all. With a chaos of
conflicting emotions within his breast,
Edgar called on Mr. Trent aud learned
"The ttooument is 'dated ten years 1
back, before Miss Gerrow came to live
with her uncle," said the solicitor ;
"there is no doubt as to its genuineness.
Every one thought he had made a later
one I did myself but none can bo
found beside this. I suppose he put
the business off, as so many people do,
until it was too late. The property all
goes to a wealthy Lancashire manufac
turer." "How does Kate Miss Gerrow
"As qniotly as yon may guess. Some
girls would have been almost killed by
the disappointment, but not she. Yon
had better go np and see her ; she is
not an heiress now. Indeed, she'll
nave barely sufficient to live upon, un
less this consin does something for
Edgar took the advice and went up to
the desolate great house the same after
noon. Borne commonplaces passed,
and then that old, old story burst forth
which somehow always seems to me far
too sacred to be written in detail. Ed
gar made a full confession, and not in
"The faddett experietces of my
youth,'' he said, "came through a mar
riage for money, and through misplaced
confidence Very early I vowed that
that mistake should in no shape ever bo
mine , that nobody should ever throw
fortune-hunting of that kind iu my
teeth. And yet" with a sniilo of in
finite content "I am not certain, Kate,
after all, whether love would not havo
beaten me in the end."
"I hopo so," the maiden answen d,
CH AFTER 111.
There was a (ale at Brixby Ljdgo and
in due couise one of tie Lancasl ire
manufacturer's sons, who had recently
married, came down and wa9 installed
as his father's representative.
EJgar Arnton had arranged that K do
Gerrow should reside in London with
his dieters, until such an interval hud
passed as etiquette prescribed. At the
sale ho was a large purchuHt r, und poor
as, by comparison, he had once styled
himself, the house he furnished was one
of the bost in the vi luge.
Wedding and honeymoon were both
over. Edgar bad j ist come in from bis
day's round of visits, und was standing
with his wife at tho window, gazing out
at the fast-falling snow-flakes.
Suddenly there was a crash behind
that caused both to look round. A Per
sian kitten, gamboling mischievously ou
tho top of an escritoire, had knocked
down the plaster figure of an antique
cupbearer. The fragile urthle of vertu
was broken into u dozen fragments,
aniidt which a tiny silver key revealed
'That is where the key of uncle's
Japanese cabinet went to then," said
Kate ; "tho hand aud arm of tho iniu;re
mubt have been hollow, and the key,
once put into the cup, slippod through
into tho interior."
"Odd, certainly," aaswtred E.lgar;
"let us try if it is tho one."
He went out, and from the next room
fetched a small, inlaid cabinet of es
qnifito workmanship. The key fitted
"I was sure it would. I knew it
again at first sight," : aid tho lady. "It
is fortunate we waited and did not
trouble to forco the box open ; that
wonld inevitably havo spoiled it. I don't
supposo there is anything in the casket,
"Oh, but there is 1" ejaculated Edgar,
as at tint instant he poised up the
delicate lid and caught sight of a tight
little roll of paper.
Kato watched in silent surprise ; Ed
gar slowly undid the bundle, a shrewd
suspicion of what he had found flashing
upon him, and making his ordinary firm,
white fingers hot and bungling.
"It is your uncle's real will, his last
and legal will, I should say, rather,"
said E.lgar, with a gasp, "found just
where ho might have been expected to
have placed i, and where searchers
might equally have expected to miss it.
Quito a wonder I bought the cabinet I"
And then he read slowly, till the full
moment of tho discovery had been
realized by both brains, how land, and
houses, and money snugly invested in
consols, had been devised, without
reservatiou or qualification, to Mr. Ger
row's beloved nieco, Kate, "tho com
panion of his old age, and the faithful
guardian of his interests."
Husband and wife gavo each other a
long, earnest look, which ended in a
mutual smile and a c iress.
"Despite all precautions yon have
married an heiress, then, Edgar," said
Kate, merrily ; the pity of it is it's quite
too late in tho day to disown her now."
"As if I could possibly wish to ! '
Mr. Trent laughed likewise.
"All's well that ends well,'' he said.
He was speedily put in possession of
the recovered document, acquainted Mr.
Mudbury with the circumstances and
convinced the manufacturer how futile
it would be to contest his cousin's claim.
In a very brief space the Lancashire
gentleman returned in disgust to his
own district. Brixby Lodge became
the residence of the Arntons and their
Both husband and wife treasure the
once lost key above its weight in gold.
But for its opportune disappearance two
loving souls might have remained apart
To it Kate says she owes her husband ;
and by it Edgar thinks truly that he has
both kept his vow (in the spirit), and
won a wife with fortune.
Amongst philosophers and historinns
wo look for a dome-shaped head, and
generally find it. The photographs of
Dr. Darwin give a familiar exampb',
and Thackeray used to compare M i can
lay's head to the dome of the reading
room of the British Mnsenm. Wits, on
the other hand, have generally small,
bird-like heads, and are not unfre
quently spare in frame and dyspeptic in
constitution. Sterne had a narrow
head. Pope had a very small one.
Tie prevalent type of the American
humorist is a spare man, with a
bright eye, weak chin and a narrow
MRU. soi nnvoitni.
The Whereabouts mid lllolarr ol Ibis l'r
Fanny Ward writes from Washington
to the Cincinnati Commercial: Mrs.
Emma D. E. N. Southworth, who is
probably tho most prolific novelist
America has ever produced, has just
concluded the first lengthy visit sho
has made iu Washington for many ycais,
and gone to her summer home at Yon
kern, ou tho liudion. Hhe has a cot
tage at Georgetown, adjacent to Wash
ington a rather aticient aud rickety af
fair, as are most of the 1 aMtutions in
that "deferted village," but beautifully
situated on the heights. I went over
there to see her, und wan shown into
tho cozy library, llireo bides of which
aro liued with books, nml whose win
dows command a superb view of tho
Quiet Potomac and tho sleepy old town.
Mrs. Southworth h by no means a sentimental-looking
woman, but decidedly
tho reverse, her face showing strong
practical common si use rather thun the
florid fancy that has been making such
constant flights for tho lust quitter of
it century. Her familiar chut with me
that hot summer's day, in tho library is
calculated to encourage other workers
who find tho slippery street to literary
distinction by no in. ais lined wil It roses,
und so I give it to you almost u'ire.
"Yes," she said, "I have been a great
worker for so many years that it has
grown to be the habit of my life, so that
I could almost as ea-y stop breathing as
scribbling. Hard, faithful and persist
ent labor U tho trtio gentaus and with
out it there can bo no permanent soc
ei ss." And then sho went on to say, is
a question on a remark deftly interpo
lated drew her out, that uover iu her
life had she eujoytd a day of perfect
health. That insidious disease, con
sumption, is hereditary in her family,
und she is always battling it. Sho has
never stopped work even for a day, to
recuperate. Her career is indued a
shining exemplification of the gospel of
labor. Wheu a giri of fifteen, she spent
her holidays (after hard study at school
with a view to preparing herself for a
teacher) in copying land warrants in
order to contribute to her own support,
as the family wtro in reduced circum
stances. Ou leaving school at the ago
of eighteen, she immediately began
teaching in a Washington female sem
inary. Afterward she taught a term or
two ut Upperville, Va , and later at
Springfield, Ohio. Sho has written no
less than sixty-five novels, most of them
being in lurge two-volume editions.
Her first work appeared thirty-five years
ago, in the Saturday Visitor, published
at Baltimore, in 1817. It was written
as an experiment, and the first half of
tho btory, called "Tho Irish refugee,"
was Acuijtremblinglyjto the editor with
the statement tLn. if ho liked it well
enough to want tho rest the i.uthoress
would finish it. lie did like it. She
finished it and tho labor of her life was
Her second book, "Ketribntion" was
written for the National Era. She in
tended to comploto it in two chapters,
but as she wrought tho story grew, tiil
gradually from the embryo ot tho origi
nal idea sprang the book which has do
lighted thousands. When finished, sho
finally plucked up courage enough to
oiler it to tho Harpers. Henry J. Ray
mond was at this time their reader. He
reported favorably upon it. Harper
published it. It speedily ran through
soverai editions, being tianslated into
French, Spanish and German. While
writing it she was one of the hard-work-rd
teachers in the district schools of
Washington, and was, besides, a wifo
aud mother. The exposure in going to
and from daily school labors, the care
of her little ones, with the fatigue of
writing night after night, with all the
world asleep, aggravated hereditary
consumption tendencies, and brought
on a severe attack of hemorrhage. All
tho inclement wiuter the bravo little
woman worked on, with a tlow bleed
ing at the lungs, which was only kept
in check by the counter irritation from
blisters on the back and breast. She
says that as she got absorbed in her
story she somehow forgot her troubles,
and, having no time to be sick, they
gradually woro away.
Most Arab women tattoo; tho old
women dyo their hair a dull red color,
aud frizzle and pull it dowu over their
faces. Nothing can be more hideously
ugly than an old Arab woman; but I
cannot imagine anything more beauti
ful than a yrntii? Arab girl, say from
thirteen to sixteen years of age, and who
has been bronght np in the same house.
They have beautiful forms, small feet
and hands, large black eyes, round chin,
small rosy lips, white teeth, and very
smooth, good oomplexion. They wear
their hair plaited and thrown back, to
hang down over their b'jonldors and
back. They soon fade, however, and
become as ngly as they were before
beautiful. In towns the women cover
their faces when on the street in the
sight of men, but they like to have
Christians see them, and will nnoover
their faces il no Musselman is looking.
Humor of Animals.
Who that has kept dogs can deny that
they possess a k en sense of humor?
Nor are they the only animals who enjoy
a Joke. The parrot v. ho has succeeded
in gripping a careless scientific person
by tho nose or whiskers will often laugh
at the top of his lungs for the next hulf
hour, and show his enjoyment of his in
nooont joke by standing head down
ward on his perch, and writing in the
most faulastic attitudes. That cats
laugh is cvidout from the familiar
proverb in regard to Cheshire cats,
which must have had origin in some
thing. There was a public eat or, in
other words, a cat without any pmate
owner living iu u suburban town a few
years ago who was full of grim sarcastic
humor. Sho had frequently been c'l-ise 1
iu a rude and alarming manner by a
local dog, and raturully, had no love
for her persecu'or. One day the; l.'tter
was chained up us u punishment for mis
conduct in conneclion with a eh Toy
man's leg, aud tho rut, li tiding that he
conld not break his chain, came uud sat
on the ground j'ist beyond his reach
with a broad grin ou her face, which
must havo been to the Lst ibgne ex
asperating to tho eiuiuo mind. Not
content with this, thecal went in search
of a lar?H and tempting bone, which she
deposited with n two inches of the dog.
and then sprang up and down, balanc
ing herself alternately on her hind and
fore legs, with a display of hilarity
which drove the dog frantic. There can
be no possible doubt that the cut was
plaving a practical joke on her enemy,
aud that- she enjoyed it to tho utmost
possible extent. A dog hiugh.s audibly.
Ho opens his mouth us widely us possi
ble, and, with his tongue hanging out,
utters a sound somewhat resembling
both a whiueand a bark, but differing
essentially from either. The expression
of his face meanwhile shows that ho is
enjoying himself, and bears not the
slightest resemblance to tho look of
pathelia melancholy which always ac
companies a genuiuo whine. Butenvugh
has been said to prove that animals Lave
a keen sense of humor.
A Heuntil"! Story.
Coleridge relates a story to this effect:
Alexander, during his march into Africa,
came to a people dwelling iu peaceful
huts, who knew neither war nor con
quest. Gold being offered him, he re
fused it, saying that his solo object vss
to learn tho manners and customs ol
"Stay with us," said tho chief, "as
long as it plcaseth thee."
During this interview wiih the Afri
can chief two of his subjects bronght a
case befc re him for j mlgmeut. Tho dis
pute was this: Tho ono had bought a
piece of ground whi. '., a'ter tho pur
chase, wus found to contain a treasure,
for which he felt himself bound to piy;
the other refused to receive anything,
stating thut he had sold tho ground
with what it might be found to contain,
apparent or concealed.
.Said the chief, looking at tho ono,
"Yon have a sou," and to tho other,
"Yon have a daughter; let them be
married and the treasure given them as
Alexander vtit iistoni hoi.
"And what," said tho chief, "would
have been tho decision in your coun
try?" "We should havo dismissed the par
ties and seized tb treasure f.-r the
"And does tho sun shine in your
country?" said tho chief; "does the
raic fall there? Are there uny cattle
there which feed upon tho herbs and
"Certainly," said Alexandtr.
Ah!" said tho chief, "it is for tho
sake of those innocent cattle that the
Great Being permits the sun to shine,
the rain to fall and the grass to grow in
A Virginia Mory.
The Rev. Mr. Carrington, of Charlotte
oounty, Virginia, belonged to one of the
old families, was an eloquent preacher
and universally popnla-. He was rule
less about the management of his large
estate, while his brother Paul was noted
for his thrift and industry. The preacher
usually bought his supplies of butter
from Paul. Ono Sunday morning after
breakfast, and jnst a the reveret-d gen
tleman was starting for church, he
despatched his servant over to his
brother's house for a fresh supply of
butter that would bo ne o led at the Sun
day dinner. The negro was told to
hurry back and report the success of his
mission. The preacher was in the midst
of his sermon, and eloquently n marked
what Matthew, Mark, Lnko and John
had said in relation to his text. Juntas
the bn ashless negro had arrived at tho
church anil had meekly stepped in to
take a seat, the Rev. Mr. Carrington,
already considerably warmed up, said
in thundering tones, "And what did
Paul say?'' Tho negro, thinking the
question addressed to him, replied, in
the hearing of the whole congregation,
"Mane Paul says as how you can't get
any more butter till you've paid for dat
yon got last week." Imagine tho rest
of the scene.
HOW A (M'AKKK KtFtMtlil) HIM.
Hcc ik Wcnuoiis A.11I111.I OU'urbers of
A new method of dealing with seren
uders was ! tely invented by Mr. Fox,
of Stillbrook, Iowa, which reflects the
highest credit upon the gentleman's in
genuity, and which promises to b a
precedent of inesliraiblo vulne. Mr.
Fox, when nearly sixty-four years old,
married for the first time about a week
ago. Ho has resided in S illbrook for
many yeats, and his reputation as a man
of shrewdness and integrity has never
been sullied. Nevertheless, Mr. Fox
hu never been regarded us a libcitd
man. Be does not approve of the use
of ardent spirits us a beverage, and he
does not smoke. Heuco ho has never
been known to invite his fellow-citizens
todrink or tuke u cigar, aud has thus
won n reputa'ion f ir miserly habits
which not even the fact tl.at ho gives
Lber.illv to all charities and never torus
u I. epgir away hungry from bis door,
cannot ulter. Filially, Mr. Fox is a
, iak r, and a tirin believer iu the doc
trine of non resistance. Wuen such a
niaii v nttirnd to take a wifo tho pro
priety of giving him u serenade was in
stantly perceived by the young meu of
S illbrook. "Tln old man won't stand
nothing.'' retuaiked the 1 a ler of the
young men, "because he's ton mean,
and ho can't fiht bcciuce he's a(J laker.
U"j's, we'll jut go dowu and serenade
him ull night und see how hi; likes it."
Now, Mr Fox, ulthough a nou-re-ist-ant,
had Quietly made up his mind thut
ho would not suffer from any prolonged
serenade. Ho was udiMded to Mie culti
vation of bees, and he I a I on his prem
ises twelve lure beehives, each one of
which contuiued u thousaud or so of tho
largest and fieici'st variety of bee. Ou
the evening of tho ixj eeted serenade
Mr. Fox conveyed the twelve beehives
to the roof i'f his front piaz.i, and placed
them very near the edge thereof. He
then provided himself with a polo lona;
enough to reach from his front led
room wiudow to the beehive, aud with
a sweet placid expre3ion of countenance
sat down to awuit the serenaders.
In due time they arrived in force.
There wero at least fifty of thorn, und.
grouping themselves in tho front yard
elosi to the lions", they begun their up
roar. Mr. Fox listened silently for ten
or fifteen minutes and then appeared at
the window, und with a gesture iuduced
the musicians to panse. Ue told them
that they must leave his prem-'ses, and
that if they refused they would be sorry.
With scornful laughter tho ycuug men
declined to depatt, and drowning Mr.
Fox's voice with irei.ical cheers, they
resumtd their serenade. t was then
that Mr. Fox deltly upset his twelve
beehives with the aid of his pole, aud,
closing his window, proe'ieded lo go
peacefully to bod, undismayed by the
wild jells which suddenly arose from
his seicnuders, and without seeking to
know why thi-y lb d headlong from his
"There wasn't ouu of them bees t'iat
would let up on a man under three
mile," remarked Mr. Fox next day
( New York Times.
" Think or Hie ljr."
At Cassvillo, Ga , wo hud just tukon
seats on tho veianda fortlio n:-ual smoke
and talk whtn up c two two colored men
who were evidently greutly agitated
One of them made inquiries for the jus
tice ol tho peace, and, bt ing told that
ho was out of town, he turned to the
other and said:
"I'll leave dis cise to any of dese
gem'len to decide on Whit do you
"I'll dti do sumo."
It was a ease) where onti owned a dog
and the other owned four sheep. The
sheep didn't care for dog meat, but the
cur hankered ufter mutton and got it
killing the whole four. It was now a
question of damages, and wheu a referee
had been chosen tho owner of the sheep
"D.i waluo of dem sheepses was three
dollars apiece jist. as dry stood, savin'
nuflin Muut do increase fur next yeah."
"Yes; I reckons dey was wo'th all of
dat," replied tho dog owner.
"Then why don't you settle at that
figure?"' ashed the referee.
"l'.eku'e, suh, bekuso izo got damages,
too. I own up dat de dog kilhd de
sheers, air I allows dat s?l- am a fa'r
price, but yon orter seen dat dog when
be cum home! Why, he was ull ober
blond an' wool an' mud an' hurts, an de
hull fam'ly bud to work ober him ull
night to pull hi ai frew. 1 claim, sah.
dat he should knock off fo' dollars fur
do way my do had to cripple hisseif to
git at de mutton!"
Tho referee couldn't seo it in that
light, and tho dog man turned away
with the remark:
"Worry well, sah, elis caso will be
tooken into law. an' if de law of Georgia
doau' sympathize wid a dog who had
fits an' shakes an' shibers fur eighteen
straight hours, den izo gwine to pack
right up fur Tennessee." Free Press.
A torn jacket is soon mendtd, but
hard words braise tho heart of a child.
Wail ins; while tin- sha Iots Kather,
Ail 1 the auiiliht awav
While the tcrelcr ulnaiiiiin; dor ei .
Aud the roMou tnrinti gray.
Watching while the starlight ijuivers
Kiightly in the le nvcn ubi v ;
I sin waiting for her e iniing,
Waiting, watching 1-T my li.v.
Liu'eniii'.! f"r tin) well-known toot'all
Ami the voice who.-n Iciving tone
Sweetly bills nn' e. aac my w.:itiu,
Watching, lisb-uiui; for my own.
I.injr-Tiim still union i; th i sli-ubtws,
As tliey ileep n ou the beach;
Ib-arn i v hanii" in sacrcl ntillucs
ThuiiKhtH that woul l be sailed by sieo di,
Tims in perf.-et love und trifling.
Winged moments pass away ;
Till lli" Inly, t it -'row-in d night i
Sweet to its a- g 'Idea d iy.
An t a. t -tub rly tie- gh nmiu ;
(iit'.eied "ii the briny of day,
lioil i-hali 1. plu r, lol diali bless b r,
When f .1 1- - i'oldcii tunii lo gray.
Four-fifths of tho cvrjvmon in NiW
Yolk either chew or smoke.
The King of S am has decided to ts
tablish a legation iu Washington.
A colored woman, known as ".Vint
Anaichy," wh ) died recently in Flor
ida, was tho m-Jth r of tventy-eight
The great seal of Great Britain and
Ireland U allixed to yellow wax for
K.iglish documents, red for Scotch and
green for Irish.
Eleven school boys iu Geneeo walked
to Niugira Fu'is on August 4. 15:!, uud
agreed to meet there again, if living, iu
fifty years. Sven of them kept tha
promise, coming with thuir wives and
While Americans ate ruthless, denud
ing the forests ur.d drying np tho
streams ond hardening tho climate,
Canada, more wise, U organizing a plan
for extensive re-wooding of its denuded
A lady lately looking at a printing
press at wc rk, turned to her companion,
and iu a most earnest manner inquired:
"Well, Courley, an thorn's tho thing-
us writes the papers. Bo's ihim what
they call editors V
Pugilistic : A gentl imaa tilking the
other day to a bright little five-year-old
boy who lives up tho street somewhere,
asked him: you ever fight at
home?" "O, yes," said the boy. "Well,
who whips?" "O, ma nraa whips!''
Jumbo is the first Englishmen of
note that ever landed in America with
only one trunk and no umbrella. Uis
la'go and increasing popularity is
largely duo to tho fact tLat he cannot
go back aud write a book about us.
The presiding elder who went to con
duct tho dedication of a new Methodist
church at Gi and Rapids did n t doit.
Tho debt was not all provided for, and
ho said ho had promi-ed Cud not to
dedicate any more dun bills, mechanics'
liens aud mortgages.
Pennsylvania is now the only State
which bus persistently refused women
admittance to the bar. A lady in that
State has been trying for seven or eight
yi urs to gain such admittance, but the
court refuses to allow her to enter un
der the existing st it. it 's, und the legis
lature refuses to pass a new law.
Professor .1. Madison Watson says
that the rock maple, American elm ii'id
Norway maple nro tho be t for streets
and parks, us combining in tho largest
degree strength, beauty uud durability.
Ho thinks the planting of the sHver 1-af
maple a mistake. Th black Austrian
pine is the greatest sticc ss as au ever
green. Freeoeity : First prond mother "My
boy is only eleven years old, and ho
conies in every day with his pockets f ill
of fruit. He can get, over tho tip of
any fence they can put up, the darling!"
St cmd proud mother 'Tooh for your
Ixvi! Why, my Jimmy is only ten, and
he's a corner loafor, aud has beeu to tho
police court twice."
The Queen of Madagascar has ordered
the framing of a prohibitory law in her
dominions forbidding tho manufacture
and importation into her territories of
biandy. A breach of the ordinance
wi'l entitle the forfeiture of ten oxen
and $10 fine. If the penalty cannot be
paid by an offender, it must bo worked
out at nine pence a day.
There is something nppalling in the
statement that twt Ive and a half million
falo teeth are made every year in Phil
adelphia, and thii' gigantic total is still
more impressive when considered in
connection with the fact that the lame
city produces annually five tons of
tooth powder, designed to prevent the
necessity of false tooth.
Attained Its Majority : "I don't un
derstand," said the landlady, "why no
body touches that cako. It's been on
the table every night for a week and
not a soul has eaten a piece of it. It is
unnecessary to say that it is particularly
nicn. Look at it; it speaks for itself."
"Possibly," remarked Fogg, that is
the reason that nobody else speaks