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PITTSBORO', CHATHAM CO., N. C, NOVEMBER 2, 1882.
NO. 8.
ijhq djlhalham Record.
H. A. LONDON, Jr., j
FDITOB ANI rBOPBIETOR. j
Idcai. ol an tuirlMi Itadcsl.
Wo plough aud how, we're xn very, very low,
That w delve in tint dirty oly,
Till we bloen the plain with Iho golden grain,
And Iho vain with the franrant hay;
Our place we, l'.ioiv w e're so very, very Ion
'Tia down at hu landlord's leet;
We're not too low the crain to grow-,
But too low the broad lo tat.
Down, down wo go, wo'ro an very, very l..w,
" To tbo hell of llio deep aiiuk mines;
But we gather the proudest gems that (slow,
When tlio hrnw of a despot shinci-;
And whene'er be lacks, up. u our backs
Freeh loads lie ih aipm to lay;
We're far loo low to veto the lax,
But not too low to pay.
We're low, wo'ro low luoio ral.hlo we know
But at onr plantlr power,
The world at tbo Iordlinjjs' Irel will Kluvv
Into palaco and church and tower;
Then prostrate Tall in the rich man'it hull
And cringe at the rich man's doer;
Wo'ro not to low to build the vaU,
But loo low to tread the floor.
We're low, we're low. -we're very, vi rv lc w -
Yet from onr lingere glido
The eillicn flow ami tho robes that tlotv
Ilofind tlivliinlH ol the sonant pride;
Arid what wo ge, and what we giv.',
Wo know, and wo know onr htre.
We're not too l..w the cloth to weave,
Bnt tou low Iho cloth to wear.
We're low, we're low.-wi're v ry, very low -
And y( t when Irninpi t iin.',
The thrust r.f the poor man'it arm will un
Throii:h the heart of iho proiid. t Kn;
We're low, we're low, onr place wo kii"w,
We're only the rank ami tile;
We'w not too uw to kill the loo,
But to- low t touch Hie Hpoil.
MIS' BUMPUS AND THE SUN
FLOWERS. My ric lif, Wnlto- iLiiht, n youiii
student, who was really in need of recu
perating n;r, and n bun' ion from ncvero
mental labor, with myself, Helena
Warbnrton, it plain, quiet spinster of
thirty-five, wcim most tUlilttfully
eitaatetl in a pliin fam honfe Ji.st
where this old, quaint and brown homo
stead stood I sbull not It 1, bo, k ml
reader, locate it tat, wont, north or
south, j tstas your fiiney leads jou.
O.ir hostess, a lull, sj aro womun full
of neivous forco Bin! vim, gavo us the
boat ( f clean and well ventilated aptu la
ments. T hr. o times daily wo luxuriated
in homely country dainties, aud fcastnl
onr eyes on old-fathioucd lilno china,
yellow mugs, and bright, rose wreatliod
dolf "enpa and sassers,"as Mis' Bunipus
called them.
October found ns yet in ourcoiuforta
blo quarters, with little rxouKti for
tarrying; the bright ryes, the red aud
brown in Walter's chook, and springing
step, would not pormit that young gen
tleman to claim the poking and
privileges that belong to invalidism,
bnt we were loth to leave. ,.
Oar lancMady, Mis' Polly Bunipns,
"relict of Elnathan Bumpus," was a
"lono widder, with no want ol a manter,"
as she exprereed it. Her gnde man had
slept the sleep tha', knows no waking
for many years, and his "roliet" lived
out her intention of "arising at sun up,
acd retiring n triflj after RD.nt.et, her
own mislns-. ' To hear Mih' Folly
boast of her freedom and independence,
one would imagine the lute Elnathan
had been a domestic tyrant; bnt after a
short si jonrn wHi her I began to thiuk
Mis' Bunirus was, and had ev?r been,
the ruling spirit.
She worea bright yellow cotton drons,
of home manufacture; hor hair, almost
matching in color, was twisted tightly
npon the summit of her head. A cop
peras bued snnbonnet, made stiff with
pasteboard slats, shaded the thin, rark
face and snappy black eye?, from morn
until nigbt, as Mis' Bumpus eeluom
removed her "sun-bonnet," even when
she sat at the table with us.
We were very quiet, almost oppres
sively so, as few visitors came to the
farmhouse, bnt i had, to wait upon
Walter and myself, a bright, intelligent
colored girl of fourteen, who came cer
tain days in the week. Clorinda told
me muoh of a fashionable yonng lady
that had spent the summer near ns.
"Oh, Miss Helena, she is jess lovely I
All kiveied with satins and jewe's that
shine.'
Olo always wsxed eloquent when she
told me of Miss LoKsing's beauty, wealth
and style.
On the afternoon of a perfect day
the air was soft and warm, bnt not
enervating Walter took his batch of
papers and letters, jast received from
home, oat to his favorite tree, while I
seated myself comfortably in a great
old-fashioned arm-clair that surely must
have been the property of some ancient
relative of Mia Polly, as this bundle of
energy oould never have bad any nse
for such an encouragement of laziness.
I had only to raise my eyes from
" One Summer," and seo through the
east window a scene of peace, rest and
beauty. Trees clothed in crimson,
yellow and brown, lovely little rivnlets.
and a small cascade dignified by the
name of "O.'en Falls" a minute Niag
ara. The soft tinkle of sheep and oaw
bells, a little way off, were musical.
oloaed my eys, and recalled all the
poetry and prose 1 had ever read upon
bells. A line of an old song rang
through my head :
" Beautiful bella, oh, heaiiliful bell!
Loud o'er tho vale, ami eoft o'er tho eea,
Oh. could I but hear you oneo morel"
Through the west window a different
and buxy tcone presented itself. The
little oity of Edgewood, with its bustle,
was not far off.
Glorinda came in with a bunch of
white, yellow and pink chrysan
themums. " Want 'em for your hair, Miss
Helena? They would look fine, I
think."
Tbo faithful cieatnre looked dis
appointed when I bade her arrange
tln-ra iu a obinn saucer, and place them
near by.
" Oh, Miss Helena, you'se so plain I
Now Rhoda's young lady does keer for
looking nico. llhoda is proud to wait
npou her."
Just then MiHs Lossiug's stylish
phaeton and handisome pony stopped
l ofore Mis' Burapus' front gate. It was
with Nomn uneasiness I looked at my
drees a plain, dark wrapper. Glorinda
summoned mo downstairs, whrre Mins
LoNHing waited iu grand toilette, if Clo's
Mulenient was to be credited.
"Come, Aunt Helena, yonr visitor
awaiU."
Aud my nephew entered m.v room,
and offered rn his arm with a great
fl mrihh of polite attention.
" Miss Kathleen has the fttthutio and
literary craze iu the most violent form.
Yon will be quite ovorpownied."
I wan not overpowered, but found iu
Mtss Kathleen a very elenuiitly-dresaotl
lady of any br" In-twcn thirty and
f-irty. ITer blonde hair 'vas banged and
frizzed to an alarming degree. It
reminded ma of ye olden time, when
fair Indies rat up o' nirfhts to prtect
their elaborate coiffures. Geld eye
glasses were perched upon the Roman
novo, the richest of velvets and satins
diapol iho stately form, diamonds
Ibi-linl from the throat, ears and hands,
and tho wearer know well bow to display
their beauty.
My visitor proved to bo very hard to
entertain, iu spito of her outward
elegance IndocJ, it was dillicult to
tin'l a congunial topic; tho woathor and
surroundings were soon exhausted.
Mis Kathloen was inconsolable in
this dull plauo. The fashionaulo open
ings were necessary to her well-being ;
it wai happiness to feast her vision npon
loveiy Bilks, dainty French bonnets and
drestios.
" Did I know which was the newest
and mobt popnlir stylo of jewelry, and
was Roman or Etrus-can gold en regie
now? Did I not oate for them 7
Ahl"
And the countenance wore a super
cilious sneer upon hearing that I oould
exifrt and be passably happy without
modistes' displays.
A bright idea came to her.
"Then, perhaps, Miss Warlmrton,
von are literary? Yon mast let me
send you over my books. How I do
enjoy some of tbo thrilling parti of
Jean Ingelow's new book, ' tool s Er-
rndl Home of his etiaracters are
pleasing ones, yet I cannot agree with
everything Mr. Ingelow fays ; and thon
Mr. Eliot's ' Undisoovered Country ' is
jast delightful."
At this confounding of authors
Walter gave a hysterical cough and
giggle ; but fortunately my caller spied
some sunflowers in Mis' Polly's gar
den.
' Oh, the dear, lovely flowers 1" and
she softly clapped the dainty hands.
We went into the garden to get a
nearer view of the beauties, anl sur
prised Mis' Bumpus calling around her,
by her peculiar cluck, her feathered
pets to their dinner of oorn-meal dongh.
Miss Kathleen oooed out her admira
tion of the staring, coarse blossoms,
while Mis' Polly looked on a mazed.
''Yes'm," said the practical possessor
of the objects of the (esthetic maldou's
admiration, "I planted last spring a
good handful of seeds ; you see this
corner always has been wet and good
for nothing. I learned snob places was
good for raising sunflowers ; it keeps off
the ague. Ever have chills, ma'am?
Then the seeds are good for asthma,
besides being elegant fool for the
fowls. I'm main glad I planted them
here, but 1 never oonld abide their
smell, and see no beauty in 'em."
This was t.x ranch for Walter's grav
ity. He came near devonring bis hand
kerchief, then suddenly left as.
"Poor, dear yonng man," said Mis
Bumpus. "He is getting siok again ;
that cough is coming baok ; now maybe
if I'd parch and grind these seeds, bile
it into a strong bitter tea, it would help
him-"
Miss Kathleen's look of horrDr and
disgust at good Mia' Polly's ignorance
of Oscar Wildo, the value of assthetio
and beantifnl quality of the sunflower,
the beaming and innocent eiprenion
of Mis' Bampns' countenance, while she
imparted valuable information concern
ing the ntility of tho gaudy blossom to
the tlaintv maiden, who had never
learned, cr desired to know, of practical
or useful work a day lore, and common
place events in promio lives, wat almost
more than I oo tid look upt.n without
laughing outright. Miss Lossing saw
it in my eyes, 1 fear.
"Oh, yes I" gasped Miss Kathleen.
"I dare say it would relieve Mr. Haigbt's
cough ; and make the deooction very,
very strong ; will you p'ease tell him
that I said for yon to do so ?"
And with anger shining in her blae
eyos she summoned her maid, Rhoda,
from her gossip with Olo, and bade mo
a cool adieu.
It was a penitent Walter I found in
my room.
"O Aunty 1" he began.
"Stop, Walter Ilaight" said I, trying
to rebuke him, whon I had been almost
as rude myself. "You may pack your
trunk tonight; we go home to mor
row." "Aunt Heltni, I know I behavod
badly to langh as 1 did, but ber queer
mixing of authors I Thou when she
called our bonny Jean Ingelow "Mr.' 1
could not help laughing. And when
Mis' Folly went on about tho sunflowers
I oonld not behave mysolf. Three
cheers for Mis' Bumpus, if fiho isn't
losthetic I" aud the saucy boy cheered
so loudly that it brought her to the
door.
"Has Mr. Walter got a bad spell ? I
have tho tea t iling now ; it will soon be
ready for hfm "
"Yes, Mis' Polly," said I, "and make
it extra strong ; you will remembtr Miis
Losing said for you to do so."
"Much obliged to Miss Kathleen for
hex advice ; I'm going to persuade Mis'
Polly not to give it to me."
Whether he succeeded or not I never
knew, but it is likely he did, as Mis'
Bampua aud he were firm friends.
fiVaverlv Magazine.
M. Hermit t Dog.
A variety is given to the little htroots
immediately adjoining the college and
the abbey by the frequent appearance
of a conplo of monks, accompanied by
a dozen or moro splendid specimens oi
the St. Bernard mastiff. The rnoo of
this fine dog is kept vigorous and pure,
though all throughout the canton I
notice a number of theso animal which
evidently have strains of other blood
In fact, exoeptiug from tho monastery
itself, tho Valaidians say you cannot
procure a thoroughbred dog- and not
always even then. Their peculiar
training for the asistance of wayfarers
begins, of course, only on the nionn
tains, and it was from tho monastery, on
the 8t. Bernard tha' the t'rinco of
Wales obtained, when passing there,
the fine canine specimens whioh are the
ornaments of his kingly kennel at
Sandringham.
These dogs are fed three times a da;
with vegetable and animal food. The
Christian deg horo, contrary to some
"dogs of Christians" elsewhere, ob
serves the monastic regimo, and is lim
ited, on fast days and on days of
abstinence, iu his food. Next 'o Lon
don joint stock companies, I never saw
canine creatures with so much "limited
liability." There are about 200 dogs
held here in training orders for the
final lessons in humanitarian seeking
and finding on St. Bernard's bleak
top.
These dogs have most attractive
names, and respond to them an intelli
gently as a corporal's guard on roll-cull.
A sort of stmi-book is kept, which, for
its detail and accuracy, would draw
tears of envy from the racing author
ities at Newmarket, and which I look
over with an interest in dog pedigree
that would amaze and amuse a Darwin
in a Herald's College.
I may mention, on the subject of
these dogs and their sense of smell,
that it is keener than in dogs of the
smaller and more domestio type. It is
by the smell that they are guided in
their chief works. A dog deprived of
smelling powers ceases to be a dog,
Sohiff, in his treatise on dogs and their
faculties, says the dog, with a loss of
smell, loses its faculty of attachment
and faithfulness towards its master,
whom it " recognizes and loves simply
on account of his individual perfume."
He caused some young dogs to be deol
factcrized, and forever after they forgot
their oanning and knew no master, be
he ever so kind. The olfaotory neive
in the Mount St. Barnard mastiff is
particularly large, liberally containing
sinuses for increasing the olfaotory sur
face, and you do not discover it so
developed in small dogs.
A Joint Snake Seen In Florida,
A glass snake, or "jointer," was killed
near our door the other morning. This
snake appears to be very brittle, and
astonishes one with the facility with
whioh it breaks short eff when hit.
When oat up into pieoesof three or four
inches each piece shows the greatest
activity for a long time, altogether un
like that of any other reptile. It is said
that the pieces will come together and
the snake resume its normal oondition
A New Yorker bad a wife in that city
a second in Brooklyn, a third in Jersey
City and a fourth in Youkers, and he
might have continued to live happily
with all had he net talked in bis sleep,
Ft)K THK K lIUSLX.
Ilala ami Honneia.
What shall be said cf fanhionuble
millinery? The material! of hats aud
bonnets are certainly superb, the com
binations wonderful and the shapes
uniquo, but are they pretty? One of
the most curious specimens is a French
'Chapean Diaboliqne.'' It ia of black
vol vet, out around the faoe in small,
square tabs, eaoh tab embroidered with
gold thread. The outside trimming
consists of a black uodied bird of ill
omen, with black plumage, tipped with
flumtt colored foathers on head, wings,
breast and tail. Tho bird is 80 arranged
and has tho faco expression as if about
to spring from its porch upon some
eagerly deBirel prey. This is eaten
tially a French conceit,
Another queer bonnet for evening
wear is in bright cardinal, trimmed with
folds of velvet, tips and strings en suit.
The entire crown and brim of this bon
net is covered with large gold watch
shaped beads, suspended by chains
formed of irridescent beads which spar
kle in gas light with luminous shadings.
Abo for evening wear is a bonnet of
pink plusb, with crown beaded in pink,
crystal and pearl beads; pink feathers
mirronnd crown and folds of plusb adorn
the front and are secured with cut steel
Prince of Wales feather ornaments.
A bonnet with a peouliur pointed
scoop front, indented in centre, is of
Havana velvet. Tbo border is donble
shirred and finished with bands deco
rated with steel roses, loaves and buds.
A brown bird is partly covered wilh a
cluster of ostrich feathers, and striped
watered ribbon is used for string s.
Another stylish bonnot has crown of
plain bulmon colored velvet, with front
of mahogany velvet laid in folds. This
ia garnished wilh clusters of salmon
colored tips and border of lace leaves
formed of amber, ealmon and njaho, any
ooiored beads.
HIiom and Hllpprr-
Very stylish are the model shoes and
slippers. In one specimen the dictinc.
tive feature is the band buttoned across
iu front and secured by ornamental
buttons on each sido of the shoe-band
and toe, both embroidered with out jet
beads. A handsome, white satin shoe
is embroidered np the entire front, and
has outsido embroidered rings through
which to pass the ribbon facing.
Mat kid Newport ties have turn over
flaps, lined with cardinal satin above
bows of black satin ribbon. Cross sandal
slippers in pink satin show embroidered
toes in fan design, with variously col
ored flowers, and are laced over instep
with ribbons passed through the em
broidered outside eylots.
An Eccentric lre.
An eccentrio dress from Felix has
skirt edged with tiny mffldsof changea
ble green and gold satin, headed with
band of white embroidery, appliqued
Above is a slightly full 6kirt of dark
green tatin, gathered iu at the waist
line and looped up on tho sides, beneath
the full, straight back. The basque,
which is deeply pointed back and front,
is of changeablo satin ground, covered
with clusters of groon grapes, with
leaves of embossed velvet.
Two robes from Migenties must be
noticed. One has sitiu front, richly
umboidered in iloial designs in brilliant
hues, while tho basque and overdress is
of plum-colored cross-stripe velvet, with
skirt slightly draped. The other, by
tho same artist, has a very pretty Bkirt
of black satin, with finish of narrow,
white-lined scollops of blaok satin
Above are festoons and puffs of hand
some Spanish lace, and then comes a
wide garnishing, or applique, of satin
passementerie embroidered with cut jet
beads, headed by another festoon and
pnff of Spanish lace. The stylish basque
and polonaise overssirt are of hand
some rich chenoflowered-Batin, the
flowers being in blight colois on blaok
ground. The drapery is pointed on the
sides and is shirred up in the centre of
the back. Tho blaok sa'in vest and
sleeves aro finished with puff and fall
of Spanish lace.
Wbnl la New la Wrn.
The new wraps are really magnifioent
One from Piugat is of figured brown
velvet, trimmed with fox fur, pnt on in
wide borders. A most elegant wrap
shows back and sides of embossed
velvet, garnished with handsome beaded
ornaments, and e igod with wide band
of plueb, bordered with a trimming
composed of plush, with silk and bead
drop through it
A Hantenaar cloak of embossed velvet
has the sleeves outlined with rich
beaded and chenille fringe, with aide
ornaments of jetted butterflies.
Very handsome are the long seal
ooaks, trimmed with dark natural beaver,
plain and pointed. In dolmans the
sleeves are generally composed of the
trimmings. The Parisian handkerchief
muOs is a novelty, and for neck-wear
very stylish is the capote or eoaohman's
cape, in all the fashionable furs, and
ttu long talmas, which are perhaps a
little newer.
Scenes In Sardinia.
It takes eleven hours from Terrannva
to Cagliari. Up to Maoomer the scenery
is dull and montonons. Nothing but
black hills on each side, which the rail
rotd seems to cut in two. A stone wall
line each side of the way, to proteot
the line of rail from being invaded by a
wild vegetation of ginesta bush, whioh
covers the whole country. Here and
there a wild apple tree is seen, and im
mense bnshes of fern, poor and thin; a
stray ox looks up and bellows at the
train as it passes, or a eaddleleBS rider
gallops along the plain, with bis cap
bag flying in the wind. Occasionally,
also, a shepherd leans on the wall to
look at us. As for the few horses that
wero eecn, they were skeletons. Aa
east wind blows from the hills, but it
stirs neither plant nor baast.
After a couple of hours of this dull
ride we begin to see a few green patches
of fields. The green, however, ii pale
and dusty looking and the grass thin
and short. It looks almost ashamed to
be there. The sky is gray and color
less. A few solitary huts, with red
roofs, are dotted over the landscape.
At one of the stations there is a square
metre of gaiden, which looks like a spot
of brocaded satin on the ground. By
degrees the scenery changes and bo
comes more restricted. The hills grow
nearer, and almost touch the railway.
They are stony rocks. Between the
breaks in these rocks oorn fields and
grass-plats aro occasionally caught sight
of with herds of oattle and flocks of
sheep, watohed over by men covered
with lamb skins. Greasy streams of
water and stagnant ditches intersect the
landscape. At Maoomer are seen the
first houses. They are all small, low
and oovered with red roofs There the
old monot. ny recommences, varied by
a few ce.raeteiies which lie along the
road. This lasts until Oristano is
reaohod, when a perfect change takes
place. We are suddenly thrown in the
midst of civilization once more. There
are villas and parks and bronze gates,
and the people are dressed according to
the latest fashion plates. The wildest
pnrts of Sardinia are past, with their
wild steppes and wild vegetation, and
their rough and rooked hills, and their
uncouth men and beasts. We enter
now civilized Sardinia, whioh our artist
friend compared to an old woman with
dyed hair and cheeks, aud dressed in
ridicnlous fashions. I do not know what
made him think this; but when he told
us of his thought, we others burst out
lanshing. and said he was riplit. The
naked, rugged desert was better than
this show of onltivation. If we oould
have turned baok, we would have
returned to Terranova and its marshes
All was natural there; and nature at its
ugliest is more beautiful than art.
Shortly afterwards we entered Cagliari
The town was in holiday attire a saint's
festival had been held. It had lasted
four days. We reached Cagliari on the
evening of the fourth day, and were still
in time to soe the oonntty people who
had flocked thither in their holiday
dress. The women are of the Zingara
type, with olive complexions and large,
velvety eyes. They wear blue or rod
skirt-, plaited very lull, and their necks
are covered with jewelry. Long, thiok
gold chains are coiled three or four times
round their throats. White veils are on
their heads. The men wear large, white
felt wide-awakes, instead of the black
bag caps. If looked at they would
lower the brim over the faoe, and turn
away, red with anger. The fishermen
of Cagliari wear the old traditional
Sardinian costume, with only a hand
kerohief on the neck. Otherwise,
modern fashions have invaded all classes
of society at Cagliari, whioh is rapidly
forgetting its old Sardinian customs,
In the midst of the crowd, however, we
see the players of lanncddas, or pipers
the pipes being merely reeds with holes
in them. Sardinians used to be famous
lanneddas players onoe, aid one of
t: em who was blind, traveled the
world about twenty or thirty years ago,
astonishing all who heard him. The
pipes are only a few inches long. The
gamins of Cagliari langh at the mnsio
now; they have grown t.i think them
selves too Rood for it. They have
instead learned the word "flirting
whioh they use in a way of their own
and not at all American.
Inexpensive Trip to Europe.
Three Georgia ladies, with a Pbila
delphia lady, who has lived in Europe
for many years, 'are going to leave for
years trip in England and on the Con
tinent. They take for their expenses
$900 for the year, including passage.
The four, living together in apartments
in London, Paris or Rome, can do well
on 125 a month each, and by traveling
second-class can go almost anywhere.
Of course they will avoid big hotels and
will be all the better for it. Mr. Fulton,
of the Baltimore Amerioan, has just
returned with a party from a thre
montha' tour in Europe and the ex
penses of each person was 95.75 per
day. As they were traveling about con
stantly their expenses were muoh heavier
than if they had rested for some time
at one plaoe.
Electrical Kniiieerln.
A gentleman wbo in larr;i 1 interested
a electrical engineering says tint the
gcnoral public is far from being aware
of the enormous (xtent of tbo means of
olectrio communication tit the pn .vi i:.
There are oight o&blos tniderhiui; the
ocean j cables traverse the 1'. i-'bu Gulf;
the Mediterranean is crose i a jil re
crossed by cablet. There lire at this
moment thousands cf millions of dellars
invctd in cables eline. Nov, the
condition of lhiM cables is a matter
etermined only by tbo electrician. In
localizing the faults or weak iilucea in
the cable a current of electricity is the
means employed, tbo positive current
pe rat ing in a certain way, aud the
negative in tho pposite, so that by the
roper adjustment cr alternation of
those two tho faulty place is either
repaired or so located that a ship run
bo sent to the precise spot t.t repair it
The apparatus is not at all a complicated
one. A fault at mid ocuaa in a cable
can bo located by an instrument not
larger than a man's hat. It is not a
work requiring physical force, but
rather keen abilities, good ma'.hcniati
cal and scientific trainiup, to which is,
of oanrso, sapor-added tho pperial
duration of tho c-lpctnoiivn. In New
York, this fall, a ollegu of electrical
engineering will bo opened, where
Indents may recpive a thorough train
ing, inn new proiession is especially
suited to educated women, as well as
men. They require, us a foundation, a
good mathematical and scientific eduea
tion. There are, it is safe to say, one
hundred thousand too many lawyers
and doctors and teachers in our country.
Every profession is overcrowded, aud
the result is modiocrity, and a constant
struggle against the limit of conditions
A new profession is an incalculable
public benefit. Electrical engineering
can be learned in one half the time
given to the study of law or medicine.
Great fortunes have already been made
in its pursuit. The enormous extension
of the telegraph, the telephone, the
eleotric lwbt, aa'l, as will be, the
electric railway toa'l parts of tho world,
reites a groat demand for skilled
electricians.
Orerdosinar.
Children should consume as little
medicine as postiblo. If properly fed
and cured for, they throw off illness
readily. Somo simple remedy, known
ai.d tested in the family, is all they
require iu light attacks of cold, colic, or
the small aibnents common to child
hood. To doso infants with drugs is
almost criminal. I am myself one ol
a large family, all grown to maturity,
and all enjoying good health; yet I
never remember the administration of
anything stronger than castor oil oi
sweet tincture of rhuubarb during onr
childish distompor.s. We were up with
the dawn and iu bod at twilight; we
were led with regularity three times a
day, aud only three; there were no
luncheons between nioals allowed in onr
homo. Oatmeal and milk for breakfast,
muat and vegetables for dinner, with
some plain, wholesome pudding and
seaKonable fruit, bread and milk at fire
o'clock this was our bill of faro, varied
only by special indulgence, or on bolt
days or birthdays. Pickle, rich fauces
cake and pastry, wero nuknown except
by name; and wo never tasted tea or
coffee until wa bad reached "years o
discretion," and oould decide for our
selves. Tho result wai onr good healtl
then aud in after life. But many
mothers and nurses seem never to feel
satisfied as to the health aud well-doing
of their little ones unless tiey have
them "under treatment." They are
perpetually "purging" or "cooling," or
"strengthening" the helpless victims of
their solicitude. This is the moro to
be deprecated because the great mnjority
of the BO-callcit ailments with which
very young children are tronb'.ed arc
tho direot effects either of bad feeding
or of ill-management of some sort, cr
are in themselve efforts of nature to get
rid of the stomach-hardening or irritat
ing masses with which children are fed
or physicked. The practice ot a lmister
ing sedatives to iufants is particnlaily
reprehensible, nd ought to be strongly
denounced. There is no sedative which
can bo used with safety iu tho case of
iufants, except by medical men versed
in the actiou of drugs and familiar with
the indicative phenomena of health aud
disease. Tho use of cordials and drams
is simply a reckless play with poisons.
While boys in the East are longing
to become bandits and Indian slayers
on the Western plains, two ten year-old
Nebraska urchins, after reading some
story paper descriptions of New York
life, bought two pistols with stolen
money, and set out for this city to be
come Bowery ruffians.
The son of an old Boston merchant
received by mail a photograph of his
father's trjuaers and a letter saying
that the garment had been seized in
Providence while the owner was where
he ought not to have been. The rascals
demanded $500 for silenoe, and got ar
rested instead.
In November.
Here is the wiiter-shed of all the year,
Where, by a tlemght'it span-, thought do
atart linear
That fare most widely forth ; aomo to the
nioutli
il Areiic livirs, some to the niollow South.
rho
a I ii t ami vviinkleil oiehurd shivers
'lleulll
The bla-t, like l.nr ui'on the Knuliah heath,
And inos-y l"iUi!is blow wild that, uudia-
d,
Another i-prin, shall hid'i the cheerful nest
All things are nearer from this chilly crown
Tbo sol. tilde, the white uud bildill.lii town ;
And next tin; riisnet fields, ol harvest shorn.
Shines Iho new wheat tbat fio-heiis all th'i
liiorii.
roin out tbo liiiistiiin milkweed, dry and
Kiy.
The silken a-!"ies are btuneliod invay,
mount tin- xntt, or dnfl IV"in bill to lull
And plant new eolonies by road and rill.
Ah, wife of mine, whose clinging hand I
hold,
Shrink von In-fore the New, or at the Old?
Ami tie far eyes tli:tt hold tho eiluncu
fas!-
,,iok they ii the Future, or the Past y
YAKIKIIKS.
A Pawnee Indian always asks $125
for his pony, and ulways comes down to
.?'J0 before a salo is effected.
A New Hampshire mother, crazy with
grief over tho death of her boy, was
found digging open his prave, believing
that be was alive.
It was Chancer that appropriately
said : "There is nothing new but what
has once been old." Chaucer evidently
knew hash when he saw it.
A trial hiu bvwn made of a Siemens
and Hulsko's telephone, laid under
trrouud between Cologne and Elborfeld,
with very favorable results, every word
being distinct.
David C. Newton, h Justioe of the
Poaco atCjlnnjbus, Ind., won a wagon
by riding naked at noonday, in an open
carriage, a distance of half a mile
through tho streets ol the town.
The excuse that an Iowa young man
makes for having engaged to marry two
ijirls is that, kuowinj' the fickleness of
the sex, he supposed that one or the
other would jilt him, anl he wanted to
bo mro of a wife. But neither proved
untrue, and, on bis clionsing between
them, the rejected cno biings a Buit for
! images.
Sorauton has two singing societies,
d about 151)0 voices each, compose 1 al
most wholly of Welsh miners and their
families. Both tho leaders are daily
toiloisin the coal mines, and yet they
havo tho timj and ability to train the
singers to take u conspicuous part in a
forthcoming music festival in Phil
adelphia. A fountain in a pnHic square of San
Francisco needed puiuting. An artist
igreed to do it for nothing, provided
he could tu'ue as much tiruo as he pleased
for the job, and orect a fence to protect
him from idlo cnrioBily while at work.
The contract was made on these terms.
But it Bcoms that tho painter has sold
tho bui faco of tbo fence to advertisers,
and nobody knows how long be will be
uiutiug tho fountain,
Two thousand fivo bundled construc
tion employes of the Northern Pacifio
lUilroad, in Montana, struck on Satur
lay on account ol an advanco in the
board rate of half-a-dollar per week.
Iho Bupervit-ing Engineer telegraphed
that the new board rate would be main
tained. It is thnngbt the men will re
turn to work. The Chinese, numbering
live thousand, were not in the strike.
Freemasons.
Down to the reign of English Anno
and the later years of tho loug sway of
Louis XIV., H may be safely averred
that no apprehension had beeu excitod
aud no persecution incurred by any
society not distinctly founded for re
ligions purpose. Anabaptists had been
put down with cruel severity. Qiakers
had been tormented or tolerated, ao
crding to tlm caprice of prince or peo
ple. But in the writings of the eigh
teenth century we first find mention of
Freemasonry, and then, too, do the bulls
of the Vatican first begin to fulminate
against an association horriblo in the
eyos of tho ever-watchful. However
ancient and illustrious Freemasonry
may be, it was undoubtedly regarded
with worso than Bnspicion by the
Roman Cnrin, tho Holy Brotherhood of
Spain, and the argus-eyed police of
Paris. It was not as a rogue of world
wide renown, but us a suspected Free
mason, that Cagliostro, the arch-impostor,
was imprisoned in the castle of St.
Angelo, where he died, like a caged
bird pining for air and light, just as the
army of the French Itopublio his res
cuers marched ou Rome. We have
lived to see royal and imperial prinoes
installed as Grand Masters of the great
est and wealthiest of all societies, nor
do the mysteries of Hiram an 1 Boaz
offend any outsider less prejudiced than
a parish priest of West Flanders. But,
fifty years ago, the surest Spanish mode
of subjecting an enemy to lynch law
was to point him out as a Freemason to
the hot headed rabble of Seville, Barce
lona or Madrid. All the Year Bound.
    

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