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VOL. V.
PITTSBORO', CHATHAM CO., N. C, NOVEMBER 16, 1882.
NO. 10.
fnr larger .vlvrrtlaeineuts Htieral contract s will
maiiu.
The Years Pans tin,
When I'm a woman you'll we what I'll ,1a:
1 11 be great ami good and nohlo and trae
I'll viait tho sick ami relieve tin pour-
No oue shall ever lie luru ed from my door
But I m only a little girl now."
Ami so the years paes on.
".When I'm older I'll have moro time
To think of Hoavi-n ami till ik - sublime ;
My timo now U full of studies aud piny,
But I really mean to begin some day ;
I'm only a little girl now."
And bo the yeara p isa on.
" Whon I'm a woman," a gay maiden hhuI,
" I'll try to do right and not bo afraid ;
I'll bu a Chii-tmu and giro lip llio joyn
Of tho world with ull iia dazzling t..y ;
But I'm only a young girl low."
And f o tho yrara puss mi.
" Ah, me!" sK'bi 1 a woui.in grav nidi jean,
Hor heart lull oi eaten and iIouIhh huI li am.
" I've k pt putting off tho tiniu to be good,
Instead o hegijibing lo do as I should ;
Bni I'm an old woman lion.''
And no the year phhh on.
N'iw ia the time to In gin to do light -To-day,
w bother rl.ii h be il.u k i r bright.
Muke other h.ippy by go d deed n hoi
Looking to Jeans t.r help ironi ale.ie,
And then lou'il he happy lew.
And Ha the vt iH ii:ih on.
AN EASTERN JUGGLER.
While traveling through India, bo
tweon Surut aud Napporc, my body
servant one day informed r.io tha
groat jdgpler and suako channel wished
to have the honor of showing mo tome
thing of his skill.
" What can ho do ? " I usked my ser
vant.
" Almost every thing that ih mar
vrlons, I've been told," was the answer
I ri reived.
' Admit him."
My servant withdrew Rtid ptesently
ro tuned with a broall, withered old
mnn, about whom I taw nothing to
inarkablo except the ryes, which were
t-niall, black and piorciug, and scented
to have lightning iniprisouod in theni
I do not know whether tho man could
see in the dark like a cat, b tt then) was
at times that pen!iur fi-ty appearance
of the balls which is ho ofteu observable
in night prowling animals.
He wore u white vest, Tnrkish treu
sers, a kind of crimson petticoat worked
with strange devices, a tutban of many
colors and red inorocjo shoes, po nted
und turned up at tho toes. His aims
and neck were bare, and, with the
exoeption of a couple of heavy gold
rings in hia cars, he displayed no ex
traneons ornaments. Hia age I judged
to be sixty, and his short mustache was
almost white. He mado a low salaam,
and then appeared to wait to be
addressed.
"Your name?" Baid I, in Hindo-t-tanee.
" Paunjar, your excellenoy."
" I am told you wish to show me some
wonders V
" It your exoelioncy wills."
' Well, what can you do."
He suddenly produced from where
I did not see and cannot tell a large
ball of twine, which he appeared to
toes into inyltp, keeping hold of oue
tnd, so that it unrolled the whole dis
tance between him and me at least ten
feet, saying as he did so :
" Will your excellency please exam
ine what you see ? '
Now, I honestly aver that I saw that
ball of twine when he threw it as
plainly as I ever saw anything in my
life saw it come toward me, saw it
unroll and apparently drop into my lap,
so that I brought my knees quickly
together to catch it, and yet when I
put say hand down to take it aud looked
down for it, it was not there nothing
was there, and, at the same instant, I
poroeived the juggler balancing it on
the end of his finger.
" Pshaw 1" said I ; you deceived me
by making me believe you threw it
toward me.''
" Does your excellency think I have
itr he asked.
And, before I cor. Id answer I saw, in
plaoe of the ball, a beautiful, la'ge
rose, which he was balancing by the
item and yet he had not altered hia
position in the least, and scarcely stirred
a flqger.
I fcegan to be astonished.
While yet I looked I saw in his riy n t
hani a cap, and in his left the rose.
He (tapped forward a few feet, laid the
rose' dowa ob the ground, and placed
the cup over it.
Here, it will be observed, there was
no machinery to assist him no table
with its false top, concealed compart
ments and confederate, perhaps, to effect
a change as we eee similar tricks per.
formed in plaoe fitted by a magician
for the purpose but only my own
quarters, in the full bright light of day,
with myself closely watching every
movement within five feet of him, and
my attendants grouped aronnd almost
as near.
Havjng ooveied the rose with the
cup, as I would be willing to make
oath, for I saw the rose distinctly as
the hollow vessel, held by the top,
went slowly down over if, the con
jurer resumed his former place, and
aaid:
"Will jonrexeellenej be kind enough
to lift the cup aud see what is under it?"
Of course I would have wagered
heavy sum that the rose was still there
for one thing, because expecting some
trick, I had kept my eye on it to the
last moment, and was certain there was
no possibility of its being removed after
the hand had let go of tho cup at 4 ho
top.
I complied with the request, stepped
forward, and raised the cup; but in
stantly dropped it, and bounded back
with a ciy of terror for there, instead
of the rose, was one of the little, green,
deadly serpents of India, coiled np and
ready for a spring, with its small, glis
toning eyes fixed intently on mine.
Snakes of any kind are my horror; and
this one not oniy horrified me, but all
my attendants, who, with cries of alarm,
tilurgi'd I he circle very rapidly, for
they knew ita bite to bo fatul.
No more such tricls as those, con
juror I" said I, htornly.
It is perfectly harmlesp, your excel
lency," griuned tho old man, walking
np to it, lifting it by the neck, putting
its hea 1 into his mouth, und allowing
it to run clown his throat.
I shuddered, and half-believed the
juggler possessed of a devil, if not a
devil himself.
Ho next produced a tube that looked
like brass, about two feet long and half
uu inch iu diameter, and next, tho bull
of twine ugsiu.
W here those things ramo from, or
went to, I could not tell. They seemed
to be in his hands when ho wanted them
but I never observed his bunds parsing
near his dress, either wheu they ap
peared oi disappeared. Whon I looked
for the cup that I had lifted from the
snake, it was gone; Bnd yet neither my
self nor nny of my attendants had seen
this wonderful m in pick it up! It wan
odeed jngglery, if not magic, of the
most unquestionable kind I
Through tho brass tnbo the conjuri
now passed one end of the twmo.
which be put between his teeth. He
then placed tho tube between his lips,
threw buck hia head, aud held it per
pendicularly, with the ball of twine on
the upper end. Then suddenly this
ball begun to turn, and turn rapidly,
and grttdually grow tnaller, till it en
irely difuppenred, as if the twine had
beeu run oil" en a reel. What turned
it, or where it went to, no one could
see. 'Ida juggler then set tho ether
end up, and a new ball began to form
tho top, but apparently ribbon, of
half an inrh in width, and of different
colors. These rolled up, as if on a
bobbin, till it formed a wheel of two cr
three inches in diameter, when the per
former seemed to toss ribbon and the
tube over his shoulder, and that was the
last I saw of either.
He next produced what appeared to
be tho fame enp I had lifted from the
snake, showing something that looked
ke an ei'g, advunced the same as be
fore, aud placed the latter on the ground
and the former over it, and again re
Usted mo to raise it, which I doc lined
to do, fearing I should see another st-r-per
t, or something equally horrifying.
"Will any one lift the cup?" be said,
turning to tho others.
No ono volunteered to do so, but all
rather drew back.
At this he took up the enp himself
and appeared to throw it into the air,
and there sat in its plaoo a beautiful
ove, which flew up and alighted on his
shoulder. He took it in hia hand, mut
tered over some unintelligible words,
seemed to cram it into his mouth, and
that was the last I saw of that also.
He performed some other tricks simi
lar to these, and concluded with the
mysterious bag. This bag whioh some
how came into hia hands, as did all the
other things he nsed, in a manner un
known to us was from two to three
feet long, and about a feet, wide. It
looked as if it had been nsed to hold
some kind of flour; and I certainly saw
something like the dust of flour fly
from it when he turned it inside out
t nd beat it across his hands. He turned
it 'aek again, and tied it to the mouth
with a string, muttering a low in
cantation. This done, he threw it on the ground
and stamped on it, treading it all out
flat uith bis feet. He then stepped
bsok a few paocs and requested us all to
fix our eyes on it. We did so; and after
the lapse of perhaps thirty seconds, we
saw it bog in to swell np, iike a bladder
when being expanded with wind. It
continued to swell till ev-.-ry part be
came distended, and it appeared as
rouud and solid as if filled with Bind.
ItsBolidity, however, was only apparent
for when the juggler went up and
placed his foot on it, it yielded to the
pressure, but immediately sprang bask,
or rounded out, as noon as that was re
moved. He then jumped on it with
both feet, and flattened it all ont at
first. He then went away again; and
the bag being left to itself as before,
again began to riso, or inflate, but this
time as if come animal like a cat were
inside of it. In fact, I could see where
there appeared to be legs; and then to
my utter amazement, I may almost say
horror, it began to move toward me, as
if impelled b) the unknown something
in itl
I do not think I am a coward my
worst enemy has never accused me of
being one, at least but I confess that
on this occasion my nerves would not
let me remain passive; aud I retreated
from the advancing mystery, aDd in
formed the magician that I had seen
enough to satisfy me of his wonderful
orcnl powers. At this he smiled grimly,
walked op to the bag, trod it down
again, picked it up and bout it with his
right baud across his left, caused it lo
unaccountably disappear from my bight.
and then made his concluding salaam,
How these wondors wore performed
by what art, power, or luaic I do not
and neve expect to know. I have con
versed with many pereens who have
seen quite as strange unnatural things,
but never heard any one civo any ex
plunution that 1 considered at all bat.it
factory.
"If your excellency wills, I'shull no
havo the honor of showing you bow I
ohartu serpents," said the necromancer.
I had heard something of this singu
lar power, and was desirouB of seeing it
displayed. Aooordiugly myself and
attendants all repaired to an open Held,
at no great distance, where, after Home
search, Paunjar discovered a hole, in
which ho said he doubtod not there was
a snako.
' But before I cell him forth," he
proceeded, "I must bo assured that
some ono of sufficient courage will etand
ready to cut him down when I give tho
signal otherwise, should he prove to be
cobra capolla, my life may be
sacrificed."
I will mytiolf undertake the busi
ncss," said I, drawing my tword.
The man hesitated, evidently fearing j
to insult me by a doubt, aud yet not
eager to risk his lifo on the strength of
my c erven, after the display of timidity
I had already mado. I th ..uglit 1 iel
all this in the man's face, and I said,
Vi'ry positively,
"Never fear, good sir I I will cut
down whatever you bring up this time,
bo it snake or devil 1"
"My life is at jour excellency's
mercy," bowed tho tu tu with a show o!
humility. "Remember tho uignal 1
When I raise my hand above my head,
may the blow be swift, sure, and
deadly 1 '
He then gave his whole attention to
tho business before him. Putting uu
instrument, Dot uulike a flageolet, to his
ipa, he begun to play a shrill, mono
tonous, disagreeable sort of a tune,
keeping his eyes riveted upon tho hole
in the ground ; and soon after, to my
utter ustonishment, though I had been
prepared ior anything, I saw the ugly
head of the hooded snake, the dread
cobra capella, the most poisonous of all
deadly reptiles, como slowly forth, with
its spectacled eyes fixed steadily upon
the strange musician, who begun to
retreat backward slowly, a step at a
time, the snake following him.
When at length, in this manner, he
bad drawn the hideous creature some
ten or fifteen feet from its nolo, ho sud
denly squatted down and began to play
more loudly und shrdly. At this the
serpent rained itself on its tail, as when
about to make his deadly spring, and
actually commenced a dancing motion,
timo with the mnsio, wheu the
charmer gave m - the signal to strike,
Guardedly and stealthily I advanced
near enough for the blow, and then
truck, cutting tho reptile iu two, aud
sending its head flying to some distance.
never took life with better satis
faction.
Whatever deception thero might be
about the juggler's tricks, thero was
certainly none about the enake, for I
have its skin still in my possession. I
gave the man a couple of gold muhurs,
and ho went away perfeotly satisfied,
wishiug my excellency any quantity of
good luck. I was perfectly satisfied,
too, and would not have missed seeing
what I did that day for ten times tho
amount I paid.
What the Farmer should Klndy.
The farmer should study tho laws of
concentration. He should learn how to
concentrate his crops into the bent pay-
in artioles. lsoea ne consider that
butter, beef, pork, mutton and cheene
represent only a certain amount of
grass, hay and grain that his farm pro
duces ? That instead of selling the raw
commodities, he can by putting th m
into these articles get much better re
tnrns for his products? His study
should be how to transform the raw
products of his farm into something
that is concentrated and that will bring
him most money. What he raises has
to go to seme market. By condensing
it, little freight will have to ba paid
and thus muoh will be saved. A farm
is not only a farm ; it is, or should be,
a faotory for changing the raw products
into articles of general consumption
that have a eomrreroial value the world
over that are of the best quality, that
keep well and sell well, and bring prices
that wilt pay well for the skill, labor
and oapital employed in producing
them.
AM Kim' IN ID.MI'trillUX.
European I'raducrra Driven irom IlirlrOwn
Market.. An Inferential Problem.
The competition of the United States
in the grain trade and in other agricul
tural products is now rightfully re
garded as a general European question
of the greatest importance. Learned
men have always wondered at the rapid
and unprecedented development of that
conntrv; but lutcly cveu practical men,
European firmer., havo begun to study
i', for American gra n, meat and cattle
till tho European market-, aud threaten
the f.timcrd with ruin, or at least im-
poverii-hnnnt. i'hey are anxious to
know under what firciimsiancrs Amcri
C;ta farnier huvo become ar.ch danger
ous competitors, uud what the results
of that competition will probably bo-
Witb the object of solving this impor
tant problem a veritable shower of arti
cles, pamphlets and voluminous books
is beiug p jnrod forth in English, Ger
man, French and It issiau.
D.iring tho lust ten years, when the
gruia-produeing countries of Europe
have had short cropi, American eompe
tition in the grain trado bad beeu
strongly felt in Europe. Through the
whole of Kuropa havo boon herd do
niur.dj for a protective tarilV for agricul
tural products. Thes'j demands have
been partially Ka'iofltd in Englan
Franco aud Germany. The dilleteut
countries of Europo will not stiller
equally lrom Atnoriciu competition in
grain. England, Prance aad Germany
liavo for years imported grain, aad their
inbibitants have necessarily turned
their tittention to oilier branches of
agriculture and iudustry. Lut Russia,
Austria and the countries on the Djii
nbe, which used lo supply western
Europe wi'h grain, now find themielves
iu a very serious position. Formerly
thoso countries paid for the goods they
imported with their ft ruin, cattle and
raw material). Rut what will they do
cow iu view of tho American competi
tion in t hese articles? How will Russia,
for iustauce, now pay the percentage on
her iuiuii'n.so for.'ign loans? Aud 'vhat
will beeo.ne of her seventy million
farmers in case the European markets
are closed to their products lV Atneri
cau competition? We Russians, too,
mnt study tho agriculture of our trans
allautic friends.
Nature has endowed the country of
tho l'auk.'o with tho choicest, gifts. Hor
soil, eliuiute, mineral wealth, and
uuiur.il me. us of communication ure
unsurpassed by those of any other
country. Tho Old World Las peopled
thut country with freedom-loving citi
zens. Tho various hardships of Euro
pean countries Lave caused an unprece
dented migration to the hospitable
shores of the United States. Agricul
ture and industry being highly devel
oped there havo induced lurgoEuropean
capitalists to invest tt.eir money beyond
the Atlantic.
Dr. Young has calculated that every
emigrant coming to America is equal to
a capital of 8300, uud Dr. Engel puts
his woith at $1,123. Even taking tho
former figure, we will find that duriug
tho last ten years (1870 Hit) tho United
States has acquired in this way 2,004,
000,000! Sineo 1850 tho population of
the United States has doubled, but its
production of wheat and corn has in
creased five times. Their surplus of
grain they have sent to Europe. Tho
grain market of England is now in the
hands of the Ameiicaus. They send
their grain also to France and Germany.
Even ut Flumo, the Austrian grain
exporting port, American graiu has
appeared. Our own alcohol distillers
are beginning to import American corn.
It is evident that the Americans are
step by step driving their competitors
from the European grain markot. Tiie
Americans have a perfect system of
transportation. To their lakes and
rivers they havo added nnmerons canals
and numberless railroads. The grain
freight from Chicago to Hamburg is
lower than from Pesth (Austria) to
Hamburg 1 The grain market of our
neighbor, Getmtiny, is moro and more
ocenpitd by our transatlantic friends.
Iu 18K0 we furnished to Germany 24
per cent, of wheat, and the Ameiicaus
oi per cent. ; of barley, we furnished 10
per cent., and the Americans 22 per
cent.; of corn, we famished 2 per cent.,
and tho Americans 22 per cent.
Now, what are the particular circum
stances which enabled the American to
drive away European grain producers
from European markets ? It would I e
quite wrong to attribute their sueoess
chiefly to the natural qualities of the
country of the Yankees. In onr opinion
the free American citizen of a free
country has done more for his own
welfare than nature has done for him.
The Americans hold their destinies in
their own hands. Their government
costs them very little. Their soil tillers
can got pleuty of good laud. They are
educated all of them. Ihey have no
hnge standing army to consume their
substance. They save man's labor by
substituting for it the forces of nature
and machinery, thus preserving him for
the field of labor in which there can e
no substitute mental work. This is
the picturo that the country of the
Yankees presents, aid the European
oouutries are i n tho o'her side of the
medal.
Young America is g in;?, in good
earnest, to thrash old E lrooe. Have
we any m-ans of defense? Some say
the Amerioin competition cannot
continue long, for the population of the
United Stages is rapidly increasing, and
before long the Americans will need all
tho grain they produce for their own
ns:. Cut. wo bolievo that Europe cau
be bankrupted ten times before the
United States will bo densely populated.
Well, shall we give up the busines in
which wo cannot compote with the
Amcriojns ? But that is impossible at
least so far as Russia is concerned.
Theu shall we adopt the American way
of farming, of transportation, of educa
tion, aud so on ? In other words, r hall
Europe bo Americanized in order to
withstand American competition? But
our lifo cannot bo Americanized unless
our government is first Americanized.
I St. Petersburg Zigranichnv Vestnik.
Lawyers and Ibictors in Fngbind.
A curious phase of professional lile in
Euglund is the arbitrary classification
of men engaged in the same profession.
A barrister must bo a gentleman, a
solicitor may be, but an attorney can't
be. Au attorney cannot communicuto
directly wilii a barrister ho niu-t do so
ouly through a solicitor. The barristers,
who are in reality entirety dependent
upon the attorneys, consider it wholly
unpardonable for their minitj.-r to niako
any social or professional advance
toward an attorney. The attorneys
revenge themselves by the most shame
less flirtations with a half a dozen lar
ristors, and theu withdrawing with the
utmost coolness and leaving them com
plete ly iu tho lurch. One of tho most
amusing things iu the world is to see
attorneys with a green bag enter a room
full of barristers; tho effort to appear
unconcerned is very much like that of a
row of young lailios when a gentleman
appears who evidently means to ask one
of them to dance. The etiquet of the
medical profession in England is even
more uuique. Thero arc two branches
the general practioncrs aud tho con
sulting physicians and surgeons. The
former charge very small fees, supply
their own medicines and are called Mr.
Nearly all the apothecary shops are con
ducted by this class of doctors. The
consulting physician or surgeons are
called Drs., and the invariable rule is
that the regular fee one guinea shall
be faid by the pa ient as soon as the
visit or consultation is over. This comes
particularly hard on the maladies im-
ugiuaries, wno ol course require tue
service of tho doctors, aud are compelled
to tay tremendously for their whistle.
Many persons offer a pound note or a
sovereign as the fie winch is one
shilling less. This the doctors
characterize by a forcible vulgarism :
Giving the goose without the gibiets.
Why He Didn't Explain.
Some eight or ten years ago a silvery-
tongued chap, who claimed to be a
fruit-tree agent, swindled the farmers
of this country in a shameful manner,
and one resident of Nankin was so mad
about it that he came to Detroit, searched
the rascal out, and gave him a pounding
on the street. After bo got through his
work ho told the fellow that he would
lick him twice as bad if he ever put
eyes on him again, and it was a throat
to bo rcmemberod. About three weeks
ago the Naakin man was traveling in
Washington county, and as ho journeyed
along the highway he met a traveler
who so closely resembled the fruit-tree
swindler that be halted and called out :
"Here you are again, you bold-faced
rascal!'
"Yes, I'm here,'' was the calm replr.
"Well, so am I, and I'm going to lick
you until yon can't holler! I said I'd
do it, and I always keep mv word.
Climb down here! '
The stranger "dumb" without a pro
test, shedding his ooat as he struck the
ground, and a fight began. In about
two minntos he hail nsed up the farmer
and was coolly replacing bis ooat.
"See here," said tho man from Nan
kin, as he wiped his nose with a bur
dock, "you fight better than you did
eight years ago."
"Well, Idunno. This is my first af
fair with yon."
'Didn't I wollop yon in front of the
Detroit postofllee eight years ago."
"No, sir) I was in Australia np to a
year ago."
"And yon never saw mo before?"
"Never!"
"And was never in Nankin?"
"Never!"
"Well, I'll be hanged! Come to look
at yon, I can see that you are not the
man! Why on earth didn't yon explain
or ask me to? Yon must have thought
me mistaken."
"Oh, yes, I knew yon were mistaken,
but I had just discovered that I had
driven seven miles on the wrong road,
and was wishing some one would come
along and givo me two words. I didn't
want any explanations about it. I feel
50 per cent, better. So long to you."
A!H IIEIKLM.V (jL'EEtt ESCAPADE-
How a Kltiern-rmr.-ola' Pi I ere of (ioTernor
Poaier Went to Hre the World lor llernelr.
Miss Susie Pollard of Cleveland, Ohio,
is only fifteen years old and is the
daughter of a wealthy merchant of
Cleveland. Being an only child, she
has been allowed great liberty since her
tenth birthday. Extremely precocious
for 4ier age, she attracted muoh atten
tion by her evidences of talents and her
literary efforts, notwithstanding their
crudity, wero surprising. On October
7ch, alio disappeared from home. Her
father und friends searched for her in
vain. There was abol'jtely no clue to
her whereabouts. As she was unusually
attractive iu person, uud as she was
known to have a considerable sum of
money in her possession, it was feared
that she had been decoyed away Ly
HC-nifj designing villain, or hud been
forcibly abducted. A -ting npou the
theory that his child had been kid
napped, Mr. Pollard conferred with the
lea ling detective agency, und adver
tised extensively in tho newspapers
throughout tho Northwest, oh'eii.-g a
reward of 62,000 for in form tim as to
her whereabouts. The girl's uppcur
unco was minutely described, and
detailed accounts of h'T dresses were
given, but the days dipped by
and thero was no news of tho n.i.esing
heirtss. The girl was discovered by a
llHppy accident in Chic ego. A chamber-
maid at the Palmer Hon-e picked nj
oue of the city newspapers, and the first
thing that struck her eye was a descrip
tion of the missing girl. It tallied
exactly with tho uppearanco of Miss
Gordon, who occupied loom No. 4)l iu
the hotel.
Mi- Gordon had registered at the
Palmer Uonso ou Tuesday, O.Hobt r t,
giving her ad Ires i as New York. Sue
was assigned to an appiftm-'iit, but the
the fuet that shb was t xlretuely young
and was aci:omp;.uied by no guardian,
made the authorities suspicion, and
induced thera to watch her closely.
But ul though persons were stationed to
watch her ro.uu they siw no oue. enter
save Miss Gordon herself, and they
concluded that, however mysterious her
mission might be, her conduct was
certuinly irreproachable. S irao of the
lady boarders took qubo a fancy ti the
lonely girl, attracted by her youth and
iunrceuce, und she readily made friends
with them. Daring her stay of two
weeks, however, she allowed no one lo
penetrate tho mystery that surrounded
her. She discouraged all prying
questions, and showed that she was
perfectly able to take care (f herself
und keep her own secrets. O.i Thursday,
when tho hotel authorities confronted
her with tho published description of
c,t tho missing Cleveland girl, she
looked the picture of innocence. Wheu
they addressed her as "Miss Susie
Pollard," she said :
"Wby, my ba;r is not brown, and I
have not blue eyes, aid, look at my
dress; it is not the kind that is men
tioned, is it ?"
The hotel people beat a retreat, und
telegraphed at once ot Cleveland. In
the meantime "Miss Gordon" gathered
up her effects and prepared to depart.
She gave it ont th.it she lutended to go
West, aud had engaged to join some
frietds in xan adjacent town, who were
to accompany her, Whon she applied
for a ticket, however, she found that
tho hotel people had anticipated her
action, aud instructed tho ticket agent
not to sell her one.
At this point another character ap
peared on tho scene. George W. Maun,
a detective from Jackson, Mich., arrived
at the hotel, and fixed upon Miss Gor
don as tho girl fur whom he was look
ing. It seems that ho had traced her
from Cleveland to Toledo. There ho
had lost all trace of her, bnt supposed
that she bad gone to Detroit, thence to
Jackson, and from the latter point to
Chicago. As a matter of fact, sho came
from Toledo directly to Chicago, and
has been stopping at the Talnier House
and living in stylo while tho olH -ers
Wi re sconriug tho country in search of
her hiding place. On the arrival of
Detective Mann, it was decided that
Miss Pollard, alias Mi-s Gordon, bo
handed over to the care of Dr. Richard
Foster, at 10 Warron Avenno. Dr.
Foster had patients at the Palmer
House, aud it was on their recommen
dation that the action was taken. The
girl is now nnder tho physician's hos
pitable roof, pending the arrival of her
father.
Just what incited Miss Pollard to her
queer escapade is unknown, but it is
believed that she was actuated simply
by a desire to see the world by herself.
Her intention, as she laughingly said,
was to make observations of life in an
untrammelled manner, and then write
a book detailing her experience She
is a niece of Oov. Foster, of Ohio.
SliiiVlle's liond.
' How's Shnttle ? What's his reputa
tion on the street ?" inquired an anxious
broker. "Shuttle? Why, his word is
as good as his bond." "And what's his
bond worth?" "Abnnt three cents on
a dollar." Boston Globe.
Twilight Dew.
'Tin not tho h'-auly "f thy form that lurns,
Nor yet tho a'fl exprctHiou of thine eye;
There's something in thy manner thut aaaurus
A faltering npirit ai it pa-aea by.
A sonii Ihiiig beaming in thine inner life
That burns it" way into tho very soul;
With snoi-t simplicity each charm is liTc,
Which heautiliua tho whole.
Ko like the ruse which gently droops ita head
With niudoHl blushes - moro than pasauig
lair,
When grouped ilh'elioieest llowcrsof the bed,
Jlow v 1! doth it compare.
And can you chide the gentle twilight dew
Tor fondly clinging to the fragiaut loso?
When it i banished far away from you,
Where can it liud repua--?
. Il-l a ;. Aw.
V.VKILIihS.
VigiluU'j.' committees have been
organized in Dos Moines, Iowa, to rid
tho city of the rough native and im
ported element.
Caution in tue premises: "Hadn't I
better pray fcr rain to day, deaooni''
said a Binghamton minister, Sunday.
"Not to day, dominie, I think," was tho
prnd'snt reply; "iho wind isn't right."
Amcricaus leave tho.r goodness be
hind when they po (o l'uii.i. So Mr.
Moody said in his litst sermon in that
city. Their desire is to see ull the
sights, and these, he thinks, Christians
should iivoid.
In the liity yeur.i, irom ls;j;) to 1880,
the umonut of money invested in cotton
manufactures iu tho United States in
creased from glO.000,000 to 8225,000,
00. , aud tho bulos consumed from 104,
.TJd to 2 J0';,;0O.
Force of habit fjit the bank. Clerk
"What do you wb, eh?" Ruffian
"Why, I just dropped in to tell you
that, I am the nutu thut huocked down
and lobbed your ciehitr." Cleik
Well, i.ir, I'm very sorry; but you'll
havo to identify yourself, sir."
Getting ready: "Do you keep a full
supply of basts ball n ijuircmeuls here?"
asked a gloomy-browed young man the
other diy, as he entered a Matket street
hardware store. "Ye", sir. Everything
iu that line." "Tie n y. n n ay wrap me
up a bottle of ainicu, u paper of court
plaster and a green i-je-shudu. I'm
going to catch for tho Knickerbocker
line this afternoon."
Hannah Michael, a Jewess, is an in-,
mato of the girls' prison at Middletown
Conn. She refused to take part in the
Christian services held in the chapel
furthor than to attend them with the
rest of tho convicts, and tho matron,
after insisting in vain that she shonld
join in certain refponr-es, whipped her
so severely thut her back and arms
were scarred when shown to a visitor
two weeks afterward.
A patriotic purpose: A solemn-looK-
iug son of Erin, who Lad been hanging
about the ticket c flico of a railroad com
pany apparently without any pnrpi se,
was tackled by tho facetious clerk.
"What's your name, i ap,'?" "Terence
Rooney, at your sen ice." G -it fiy bag
gage, Terence?" "Yes, sir; a b ittle of
whisky aud a bundle of shillelahs.'
"Where are you going'.'" "G ing est
to autart an Oirish republic. The clerk
withdrew.
Medical etiquette: A German paper
has a ra'her good s'ory about a lady
who, not fee-ling us well as she liked,
went to consult a physician. "Well,
paid the doctor, after looking at her
tongue, feelinj? her pulse and a king
her sundry qnestions, "I shonld advise
yon ahem! to m1 married." "Aro
jou single, doetot?" inquired the fair
patient, with a aiguifbiant yet modest
smile. "I am, meiu Fraulein; but it is
not etiquette, you know, for physicians
to take the physic they prescribe."
Mental ChciniMrj
Alas, that the mass of humanity havo
been slow iu learning that there is tho
highest form and order in the ehemism
of ideas; a chemistry ihat forms the
temperament, tho disposition of each
case, nnnianity itself is the resultant
phenomena of two ideas conjugated.
And when the fee I us is in tho process
of formation by Nature's arrangements
for maternity, ideas in the mother's
mind materialize, they create forms and
colors that never bad anv existence till
they were created and made by tho
mother's mind. This chemistry is
pnrely mental. Tho two (so to speak),
male and female, t uniting, evolve a third
in the offspring that differs from both;
so that no two persons are the same.
And to see how much heredity baa to
do in all forms of disease, read "Lugal,
on Scrofula; and the Statements of his
Translator," Dr. A. Sidney Doane, of
New York. Read also "Mrs. Pendleton
on the Transmission of Intellectual
Qualities," and Mrs. E W. Farnnm on
"The Rationale of Crime." And what
more important subject could possibly
occupy tho minds of the prospective
parents than the liability of transmitting
disease and crime? And audiences
assemble thronghont the country from
Sunday to Sunday, tho most of whom
are Buffering from the want of this
knowledge; and yet never a word do
they Lear from tho pulpit ou the origin
or the true remedy for thoir diseast s or
their sorrows. Dr. Foote's Monthly.
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