THE BAJNJNEK-BJNTERPRI8E SHITH MEBAKE & WILLIAMSON, 'COD WILL HELP THOSE WHO TRY TO HELP THEMSELVES." Editors an. Publishers. VOL. III. KALEIGH, K C, THURSDAY, MAY 17, 1883. NO. 12. THE MODEL AMERICAN GIRL. A practical, plain young girl ; Not-afraid-of-the-raln young girl A poetical posy, A ruddy and rosy, A helper-of -self young girl. At-home-in-her-plaoe young girl ; A nerer-will-Iao) young girl ; A toiler serene, A life pure and clean, A princess-of -peace young girl ; A wear-her-own-hair young girl 5 A frte-from-a-stare yonng girl ; Improves every boar, No sickly sunflower, A wealth-of -rare-sense young girL Plenty-room-in-her-ehoea yonng girl j No indulger-in-blues yonng girl ; Mot a bang on her brow, To f rand not a bow, She's jnst-wbat-she-seems youn g girL Mot a reader-of-trnsh yonng girl ; Mot a cheap jewel-flash yonng girl ; Mot a sipper of rum, Mot a chewer of gum, A marrel-of-sense yonng girl. An early-retiring yonng girl ; An active, aspiring yonng girl ; A morning ariser, A dandy despiser, A progressive American girL A lover-of-prose yonng girl ; Mot a tnrn-np-yonr-nose yonng girl ; Mot given to splutter, Not "utterly ntter," But a matter-of-fact young girl. A rightly-ambitious young girl ; Bed-lips-most-delioious young girl j A sparkling clear eye, That says, "I will try," A snre-to-succeed young girl. An honestly-courting yonng girl ; ' A never-seen-flirting young girl ; A qnite and pure, A modest demure, A fit-for-a-wife yonng girl A sought-every where young girl; A future-most-fair young girl ) An ever discreet, We too seldom meet This qneen-among-queens young girl. Virgil A. FinkUy, in Cincinnati Enquirer. UNDER FAI.SE COLORS. up (' A literary man, eh?' said Octavia Glenn. "Author of 'Stray Leaves' and ' Floating Fancies !' Then why in the name of all the muses and graces Isn't he about his work?" Little Fernanda drew herself with some excitement. ' He is having his spring vacation," said she. " He is resting his over wearied brain a little, before the public shall become cliimorous for nioro writings from his pen." " Oh I" said Octavia, " Yes," nodded her younger sister. "And, oh, Octavia, you can't think how charming he is ! I have always sighed to know an author. And heian't bit conceited set up 1" "Isn't he?" "Not a particle. He has written his autograph in my album, and given me a copy of ' Floating Fancies.' And 1 Mary .Martinez is quite wild about bim. And,Octy " "Well?" "Please don't say anything about the store," coaxed Fernanda. "1 have given him to understand that you are taking a courso of lessons in music and thorough bass. It if n't genteel to be a hop-girl, you know, and" ' Hoity tolty 1" said Octavia, with a tcss of her really handsome head. " This is a pretty stato of things, and all about a man who writes bnks. Isn't it just - genteel for mo to sell buttons and co'ogne and lace barbes as it is for him to sell his writings? And haven't I a right to earn my own living in any way that I choose? Fernanda, I didn't think you were such goose !" " He is very particular about such things," said Fernanda. " He didn't want an introduction to Melissa Plumb after he heard that she worked in the factory." "More fool hef' said Octavia, crisply. "He is a gentleman, you know," pleaded Fernanda. "Pshaw 1" said Octavia. "Octys right-uctys right, my dear," said old Grandfather Glenn, who bad been sitting so still in his arm-chair near by that neither of the girls sup posed that the subject of their dis course was known to him. "A true gentleman honors the woman as earns her own bread. There's a deal of electroplate in this world, and some of it is laid on so skillful you can t dis tlngulsh it from roal silver. Hut the silver's silver for all that, and the other's only humbug 1" Having uttered which oracular sen tences cm mt. uienn once more re lapsed Into silence. "Grandpa is so queer!" said Fer nanda, with an injured expression of countenance. "But you'll promise me, won't you, dear?" But Octavia only laughed, and went out Into the kitchen to see if the bread was light enough for the oven. Mr. Fitz Arragon was certainly rather handsome. He was dressed very elegantly, also; he wore what was either a diamond or a very ex cellent imitation of one on his finger, and his cravats were simply superb, lie looked at Octavia Glenn with some Interest when they were introduced. "You are fond of music T he said, in that soft, insinuating way which Fernanda found so irresistible. "I don't object to It," said Octavia, bluntly. "It's divine gift," said Mr. Fitz Arragon. " May I ask if you are tak ing lessons from Ferranl or Agra onte?" "Neither one of 'em," said Octavia. And at that juncture Fernanda Hurried the literary man away to look at a beautiful cluster of trailing ar butus which some " one had just brought in from the woods. "There's no telling what Octy would blurt out if you onoe gave her me cnance, said she. And she did not breathe freely until Octavia had left the old farmhouse and gone back to her duties in the big iancy store on xwonty-tnira street. Octavia herself felt as if some dis agreeable pressure were removed from her existence. She was a frank, noble- natured girL who was saving up her oarnings to pay off the mortage on old uranatather uienn s iarm. She delighted in work, not only for Its own sake, but for the beneficial re sults it could produce ; and she had sufficient of courage and sell-denial to live plainly until her object was at tained. , She occupied a tireless hall bedroom in a shabby little downtown boarding house, patronized mostly by the guild of working people, whose only recom mendation was its scrupulous neat ness. She wore cotton gloves, dyed-over gowns and the plainest of plain bon nets, and through it all she respected herself. Stay, though we have not told it all 1 There was one extravagance in which Octavia Glenn occasionally in dulged herself that of charity. She bad a class of innocent-faced children in the mission school, of an evening, and sue was a diligent worker in the ranks of a quiet benevolent society, which wrought a great deal of good without any blowing of trumpets. And one day when the feeble old porter at the store jell ill and his place was vacant, Octav ia Glenn constituted herself a committee of one to inquire into the matter. ' Of course you can do as you like. Miss Uienn, said Mr. Idem, the pro- pn:or ol the store. " But r errtgan lives in a most dismal neighborhood, and I'm not suro that it is altogether safe for you to venture there after dark." "After dark is all the time I have," said Octavia, brusquely. "And must be a great deal worse to live there than to go ouce in awhile. think I'll risk it." So she begged permission from the boarding-house keeper to niak ! a little farina jelly over the cooking-stove when the heavy, blackberry dump lings, which were t;i regale the boarders tor dessert, were tak( n up, bought few strawberries and-a small slice of sponge-cake, and set forth to visit old I errigan, the porter. It was a dismal neighborhood, in deed, where the poor old man lived a neighborhood wherj piles. of ashes Id the narnw street made a sort of model of tho Itoeky mount a' ns, on a small scale, and layers of cabbage-leaves and damaged lettuce festered in the gutter where rivulets of swpsuls trickled across the pavement; end there ap peared to bo moro ii'ebio groceries than there were people. The very gaslights sulked behind their cloudy lanterns, and tho occasional passer.) prowled by like homeless cats. "Number ninety-nine," said Oc tavia, briskly walking into a thread- and-needle store, where an old woman sat fast asleep behind the counter. "Does Mr. Ferrigan board hero?" The old woman rou-ed herself nnd looked about. "Second floor back," said sho, and instantly toll asleep again. Octavia smiled. " I can find my way myself, I don't doubt," sho thought. And she did. The whole house seemed to be damp, Blotches of blue mold had broken out here and there on the ceiling, the walls felt damp and clammy to tho touch, as if Octavia had put her hand l y mis take on a snail ; vegetable-scented whiffs came up now and then from the cellar, and the room in which old Ferrigan lay gasping with rheumatic pains felt more liko a dungeon than anything else. No carpet was there, no table, only a shelf, where a dispirited kerosene lamp had smoked its chimney into a black cylinder; no chairs, the window uncurtained; and tho shabby bed spread was tattered and soiled until its pattern was beyond all recc gnition. Octavia's soul recoiled from this im personation of hopeless poverty. " Can I do anything for you, Mr. Ferrigan?" sho asked, after she had tenderly administered tho farina-jelly, the fruit and the sponge-cake, straight ened up the bedclothes and trimmed the lamp afresh. " It's very good of you, I am sure," said the old man, with the plaintive courtesy of his nation. " And I'll not deny it was a word of comfort nnd kindness that I was wearying for. But it won't be needful long, I'm hoping. I've sent word to my son he's a bookbinder, miss, and doing well at his trade, but it is natural liko, don't vou see? as no wouumi une 10 ne dragged down by sucn a useless 01a clotr as me !" ' But he is your son, isn't he?" cried Octavia ; " and you'ro hit father?" " Faith, and that s true, miss, dear," said old Ferrigan, with a sigh. " Bu be s a fine, ambitious young m a a rale gintleman to look at, and of a Sunday you couldn't tell him from the gentry themselves. An' he may marry a grand lady yet who knows? an he woman t like me to bespoilin his chances. So I jiut keep dark, Miss Glenn ; an' sometimes 1 think Lord forgive me ! that I'd be better dead an' out of the way. imt 1 sent word to him day before yesterday. An' he'll come I think he'll come I" the old man added, with a scarcely audible sigh. At that moment a careless step came up the stairs the door was pushed open and a tall figure strode in. "Sick again ! said a p -tuiant tone. It appears to me, old gentleman, that it's your chief mission in life to make trouble for other people. Well, what is it now ? If it's money yon want, you may as well understand, first as last, that I can't let you have an v. You'll have to swallow that almunl prejudice of your against charitable Institutions, or" He stopped short, impelled by the nurnea gesture 01 the old man hand. " Somebody's here ?" said he, peer ing through the somt-darkness. " Well, why couldn't you say so ? Who is 11 r The old hag downstairs, or "It is I, Mr. Fitz Arragon," said Octavia, quietly advancing" Octavia uienn." " Oh, I beg a thousand pardons said Mr. Ferrigan Fitz Arragon, hur riedly assuming his "company " man ners. " If I could have imagined that such an honor as this was in store for me" "I don't know what you mean by sucn honors, saw uctavia, bluntly, "l am a working girl ; you are a book binder, vve have neither or us any reason to be ashamed of our calling yet I see no necessity for fine language and stilted titles. Your poor old father is very US, and seems to be in need of the commonest necessities of life. Suppose you sell your diamond ring ana neip mm r That was the end of Mr. Fiti Arragon's pretensions. He never came back to the country solitudes a jam, to t crnanda Glenn's bitter dis appointment. lint how could he face them all, after it was discovered that his "author ship" of "Stray Leaves" and " Float ing Fancies" was confined only to putting the covers on the same, and that the real author was a stout, short, old gentleman in spectacles, and that even hli name was a fabrication of his own ingenious brain ? Old Mr. Ferrigan died. Perhaps, as lie himseit had hinted, it was the best and wisest thing he could do. But Octavia Glenn's kindness and watchful care soothe ! his bust hours, and she had the satisfaction of getting the prii e of a decent funeral out of tho ambitious son. " A jay in borrowed plumage 1" she thought. "I "never despised any bne sj nimh in my lite 1 And when Fernanda bewailed her delusion, old Grandfather Glenn only smiled and said: ' Didn't I tell you that he was only electro-plated r Tho Eye. The eye is a remarkable organ re markable for its powers of endurance, for its toughness, since only a violent blow, even with a hammer, can crush it, as any one may know by an experi ment on the eye of a dead animal, as an ox. its importance is indicated by the manifest care in the protection of it, lying, as it does, on a soft bed of fat in a cavity, with so many bony projec tions around it that an injury from an ordinary blow, as from a flat club, would bo very unusual. The brows and the fringe of the lids do much to prevent dust and perspiration from reaching them, while a supply of tears from agland above the eye, about throo- fourths of nn inch long, with from eight to twelve duets leading to the ball, serve not only to moisten, and In a certain sense to nourish that organ, but to wash away whatever dust may, by chance, get upon tho ball. Then tears How in such a manner as to reach the whole ball, and then flow toward the inner angle, at which point a duct passes the whole down into the cavity of tha nose. Tho fro- quent and imperceptible winking, generally without any design on our part, lubricating or moistening the all by tho spreading of tins eyewater, the best in use, this being the more frequ-'nt as the occasion for it is mani festa curative process. The nearest approach to this tear wash is made from the pith of the sassafras, dis solved in rose-water, wetting the balls often. If one would preserve the sight of the eye, knep tho ball free from in flammation. It is needful not to rub the eve harshly at any time; never to subject it to dazzling or too bright a light; the gas being as ba l as any, or it twilight, particularly at night; not to Wv too intt ntly or too continuous ly on black cloth or the like, always to discontinue labor or their use just as soon as pain warns, aid as much sooner as possible. We may see with out effort, '-letting them see," not com pelling them to see by effort, by strain- ng tho sight, since a little observation will teach one that his compulsory sight is specially taxing. Kven weak eves, not reddened too much by the use f carboniferous drinks or food, will do much labor if often rested, avoid ing pain, which is tho warning to stop. The Prevention of Insanity. Dr. Nathan Allen, of Lowell, Mass., in a pamphlet on the subject, calls at tention to the prevention of insanity as a question which, although much negie -ted, is at least quite as important as that of the cure of insanitv. The disease is very largely dependent on physical and sanitary conditions, and these should be studied out and brought within such regulation as will prevent its development. Since, a-cording to the late Sir t'oxe, insanity originates in some form of disease or in a deterioration of the body rather than in an exclusive affection of the nervous system, its growth should be checked by a goneral diffusion of the knowledge of tho laws of tho human organism and the use of all means necessary for tho preservation of good health. So far as insanity is heredi tary, its transmission should be pre vented by avoiding marriage with persons predispos e I to it It should be the aim of the medical profession to become so well acquainted with the diseases of the mrvous sr.-tern and the brain that they coul 1 dete. t the first symptoms of dislur". ed or deranged states of mind, so as to be at le to treat them understand. ngiy, and, in al probability, in manvcas successfully. Popular Selena 3fonth'y. THE BAD BOY AM) THE BAND KB OETS UP A SEBZVASX XV KOVOB 07 HIS FA. The Old Gentleman Entertalne the K'rn. adrra With a Speech aaa Rerreahmrnta Berloaa Trouble at the Church. There are 41 9,'l-r7 railroad rmployd in the I'nit.M Mate, and they earn annually alwut f JOO.f"' "What was it I heard about a band lerenading your father, and his invit ing them in to lunch?" said the gro cery man 10 ine oaa boy. " Don't let that get out, or pa will kill me dead. , It was a joke. One of these Bohemian bands that goes about town playing tunes, for pennies, was over on the next stree t, and I told pa I guessed some of his friends who had heard wo had a baby at the house had hired a band and was c uning in a few minutes to serenade him, and he better prepare to makes speech. Pa is proud of being a father at his age, and he thought it was no more than right for me neignoors 10 serenade him, and he went to loading himself for a sneech. in the library, and me and my chum went out and told the leader of tho band there was a family up there that wanted some music, and they didn't care for expense, so they quit blowing wnere iney was ana came right along. iNoneoi tnem could understand Eng lish except the leader.and he only under stood enough to go and take a drink when he is invited. My chum steered tho band up to our house and got them to play 'Babies on our Block. and 'Baby Mine, and I stoppe I all the nun who were going home and told them to wait a minute and they would see some fun, so when the band cot through tho second tune, and the Prussians were emptying the beer out of the horns, and pa stepped out on the porch, there was moro nor a hundred people in front of the house. You'd a dido to see pa when he put his hand in the breast of Ms coat, and struck an attitude. He looked like a congressman, or a tramp. The band was scared, cause they thought he was mad, and sonio of them were going to run, thinking 'he was going to throw pieces of brick house at them, but my chum and the leader kept them. Then pa sailed in. No com menced, 'Fellow citizens,' and then went away back to Adam and Eve. and worked up to tho present day, giving a history of the notable p?opie who hadu-quired children, anl kept tho crowd interested. I felt sorry for pa, cause 1 knew how he would feel when he tame to find out he had been sold. The Bohemians in the band that couldn't understand English, they looKeu at each other, and wondered what it was all about, and. finally pa wound up by saying that it was every citizen s duty to own ihiklren of lus own, and then he invited the band and the crowd in to take some refresh ments. Well, you ought to have seen that band come in the hous They fell over each other getting in, and the crowd went bom'', leaving pa and my chum and me and tho band. Eat? Well, should Binile. They just reached for things, and talked Bohemian. Drink? h, no. I gir ss they didn t pour it down. Pa opened a dozen bottles of liana agiie, and they fairly bathed in it, as though they had a tire inside. a tried to talk with them about the abv, but they couldn't understand, and finally they got full and started out, and the leader asked pa for three dollars, and that broke him up. Pa told the leader he supposed the gentle men who had got up tho serenade had paid for tho music, and the leader lointed to me and said I was the gentleman that got it up. Pa paid him, but ho had a wicked look in his eye, and me and my chum lit out. ind the iiohemians came clown the street bilin' full, with their boms on their arms, and they wero talking Bohemian for all that was out. They topped in front of a vacant house and began to play, but you couldn't tell what tune it was, they were so full, and a policeman came along and drove them home. I guess I will sleep ?t the livery stable to-night, cause pa is offul unreasonable when anything costs him throa dollars, bosido tho champagne.'' " Well, you have made a pretty mess of it," said the grocery man. " It's a wonder your pa does not kill you. But hat Is it 1 hear about the trouble a' the church ? They lay that fo jlishness to you." " It's a lie. They lay everything to me. It was some of them ducks that sing in the choir. I was just as much surprised as anybody when it occurred. You see, our minister is laid up from the effect of tho ride to the funeral, when he tried to run over a street car, and tin old deacon, who had symptoms of being a minister in h's youth, was invited to take tho minister's place and talk a little. He is an absent minded old party, who don't keep up with the events of -he day, and who ever played it on bin knew that he was too pious to even read the daily papers. Thero was a notice of a choir meeting to hi read and I think the tenor smuggled in the other notice, between that and the one about the weekly prayer meeting. After the deacon read the choir notice he took np the other one and read, ' I am re quested to announce mat me 1 . w. u. Association will give a friendly enter tainment with soft gloves, on Tuesday evening, to which all are invited. Brother John Sullivan, the eminent Boston revivalist, will lead the exercises, assisted by Brother Made, the Maori missionary from Australia. There will bo no slug ging, but a collection will be taken up at the door 1 1 defray expenses.' Well, I thought the people In cliurch would sink through the floor. There was not a person in the church, except the poor old deacon, but what tin lerstooxl that some wicked wretch had deceived h:m and I know by the wav the tenor tickled the soprano, that he did it I may be mean, but everything 1 do is Innocent and I wouldn't be as mean as a choir singt r for two dollars, I felt read sorry for the oW deacon, but he never knew what he had done, and I think it would be real mean to tell him. He won't be at the slugging match. That remark about taking up a collection s -ttUd the deacon. must go down to the stable now and help grease a back, so you will have to excuse me. If pa comes here looking for me, tell him you heard I was going to drive a picnic party out to Wau kesha, and may not be back in a week By that time pa will grt over that Bohemian serenade," and the boy filled his pi.-til pocket with dried apples and went out and hung a sign in front of the grocery, "Strawberries two shillin a smell, and one smell is enuff." U. W. Peck. The Law of Mistakes. The source of almost every lawsu:t is to be found in mistakes. These at 9 of two kinds mistakes of fact anl mistakes of law. Experience lus proved that the ablest men sometime make blunders, and the law has de cided that a real mistake of fact in ai important part of a contract will ex cuse the party mistaken from per forming his part of the agreement. For instance : A man niaJe a con tract with oneice company and refused to deid with another. When the bill was presented he found that the latter company had supplied his ice. He re fused to pay the bill, and it was de cided that the mistake freed him from liability. A horse was sold by a trader and paid for on the spot. While the trade was going on the horse died. The buyer brought suit for the money paid, and it was decided it should be paid back, since both parties had made a mistake of fact in supposing the horse to be alive when the trade was ended. If a farmer intending to sell hay sells oats by mistake instea 1, he may refuse to deliver the oats on that ground. It sometimes happens that a bill is paid by mistake with counter feit bank notes. In such a case the payment is void and the receipt taken is worthless. A mistake In the quality of the thing bargained for is no ground for breaking an agreement. If a man buys a cheap thing, with the idea that it will s"rve his purpose ns well as a more expensive artiel , be cannot, because he was mistaken, send it l ack and recover the money paid. A mistake of law it no ground for refusinz to carry out a contract. This rule is founded on the old maxim, "Ig norance of the law doth not excuse." And every man is supposed to know the law of the land he lives in. Suppose a debtor gives his note, promising to pay a sum of money with lawful interest, thinking that tho legal rate is seven per rent. If ten percent, is the legal interest, his ignorance of tho fact will not excuse hiiu from pay ing the ten ptr cent. When wi ll known legal words are used in a contract, with a mistaken idea of their legal meaning, they are binding, in their legal seme, upon the person using them. If land is deeded to a man an l to his heirs, he receives the estate abso lutely, although both parties Intended that he should only have the estate during his own life. rome mistakes of law put an end to agreements on the ground that they are rather mistakes of fact than of !:iw. An executor of a will pays money to a person whom he thinks is an heir. If the supposed heir be an imposture, the money can bo recov ered. If, under a complicated will, a person buys rights which are his al ready, he may get back what he paid for them. Mistakes of law in civil cases only cost money; but mistakes of the crim inal law have more serious effects, in the loss of respectability and reputa tion. Here the plea of ignorance of the law w ill not be accepted. A crim inal must suffer the penalty of his deed, though he thought it lawful when he committed it. Formerly an outlaw might be slain by anybody; but if a private person should now kill an outlaw, with an idea that he had a right to do so, it would be punishable as murder. Youth's Companion. FASHIOX NOTES. AH dressy mantles are short. White will be worn extensively this summer. ; Pompons will be fashionable all summor for the cres'-eut hat. Embroidered pongee pattern dresses will be much worn this summer. Glove and mitts now contrast with instead of matching the costume. The red-dotted veils now worn are extremely dowdy and unbecoming. Tho Alpine hat will be revived again this summer for wear at the seaside. A tiny omnibus, of gold, with dia mond windows, and horses of rubies, is the latest conceit in lace point. Belts are now narrow, being only an inch and a half wide, and are fastened with two buttons with buttonholes, and are pointed at the lapped end. liaw silks and pongees, in novel tints, quite different from thiold gray and ecru shades, will be worn this sum mer as polonaises or redingotes over short underskirts of velvet or best brand of "Louis" velveteen. Balbriggan stockings abound in the new varied tints of strawberry, amber, terra eotta, drakes neck blue. laurel green, bronze, elderberry, and a deep rich shade of violet. Each of these colors is clocked with old gold or cream white. lioyal pink, primrose yellow, pome granate red and lettuce green aro the shades of satin and velvet combined with black lace in the newest bonnets. Theso bonnets are not made on a frame, but are shirred on wires of gilt, silver and bronze. Camlets in broken cheeks, tweeds, camel's hair and new plaid cloths with a bird, cat or dragon in each square, are made up in long traveling cloaks that cover the dress, and are only fast in donee at the throat by long rib bons tied in a bow. Alligator-skin and patent-leather lippers made in Marie Antoinette style lire worn bv la lies in the house. J he alligator leather has beautiful mark ings, and may be dyed many colors, hut is most fa-hionable in its natural shade and in black and dark red. Canvas ribbon is one of the novelties for trimming summer bonnets. This is ecru linen canvas with gilt cord on ia -h edge. It comes in narrow w idths for making rosettes ami loops, and is tied in with black or dark velvet ribbon or the strings of very stylish straw bonnets. Traveling dre-scs aro of rough surfaced stuffs, like bourette and camei's-hair, made without silk or satin ; the wrap is en suite, and may lea jacket, a short mantle or a dolman. The whole c stume is made by men tailors in order to get finely-finished work, neat p:esing, perfect fit and the stylish plainness that such suits de mand. The bonnet matching this suit is a small, dark straw, trimmed with velvet puffing and feathers of a single shade. The trimmings for dress skirts are not elaborate, yet are very effe tive. To finish tho foot of Ottoman silk or Sieilienne skirts are four bias gathered frills, made quite s ant, an eighth of a yard wide when hnished, and sewed on to lap half their depth to give a bunchy appearance; these have a self binding or milliner's fold on the lower edge. For summer aro similar rutlles, made straight, very deeply lapped, and pinked on the lower edges; still other summer silks have the skirt nearly covered with three wide gathered flounces that do not lap, and are notched nn l pinked in leaf points. There are also three deep box-plait' d flounces on checked silk skirts, with one row of velvet ribbon two inches wide bordering each plaiting. A PERSIA! 6EITEH ADB. Hark I as the twilight pn'e Tenderly glorfl, Hark I how the nightingale Wakes from repose I Only when, sparkling high, Stars fill the darkling sky, Unto the nightingale Listens the rose. Here where the fountain tide Murmuring flows, Airs from the mountain side Fan thy repose. Eyes of thine glistening, Look on me, listening ; I am thy nightingale, Thou art my rose. Sweeter the strain he weave, Fainter it flows Mow, as her balmy leaves Blnshingly close. Better than minstrelsy, Lips that meet kissingly Silence thy nightingale Kiss me, my rose ! Bayard Taylor (hitherto unpublished). HUMOR OF THE DAY. Shoes of a New Sort About 150 prisoners in the Mary land penitentiary are engaged in the manufacture of merino t-hoes. Tho merino shoe is mailo of coarse wool from South America. It is put through the usual processes of cleaning and carding at the penitentiary, and is then steamed, hardened and made into a tough, pliable cloth about twice the thickness of ordinary shoe leather, and in general appearance not unlike the uppers in arctic overshoes. The soles are made in the same way, of tho same material, but are harder and heavier. The shoes are not impervi ous to water, but a-e intended for use principally in the diy, cold climates of the North. It is stated that, no mat ter how low the temperature, the f eet will never g.t cold wh'n encas I in these shoes. Tho shoes are slumped nrincioallv to the North ami North west, where they are used in the lum ber camps. Under the Hatband. Gentlemen should never fail to in vestigate beneath the sweat bands of their new hats. These bands are stitched in by girls, and it has come to lie quite a common thinx. for them to either write their name and address on the inside of the band, or fo write it, sometimes Including a little note, upon a slip of paper stitched in. If a gin is of an aspiring nature she honors only the most expensive hats with her name; but oftentimes the name of a don't-care girl may be found in the plainest kird of a felt i'oucb. It it authoratively stated tint several good matches have been cemented upon the basis of alatband not. Wa'trburi Aiwri'-cn. Anecdote of a Justice. About thirty years ago, when Thomas B. Sherwood, the newly elected justice of the Michigan supreme court, was a younger man than he is now, thero was a lawyer living in halannvoo named N. A. B. 15. was the possessor of a most irasci ble temper, and when tilings did not go to suit him he was apt to lose it, and in the excitement used to throw inkstands, compiled laws, supreme court reports and other missiles handy, at offending lawyers' heads. This would be followed by an arrest and fine for contempt of court, and deep repentance. B. was a member of the church, and after one of his outbreaks he would make public confession, ex press deep contrition and be forgiven, After a whi'.o thecc outbursts of passion got to be a great nuisance, and the lawyers agreed that tho nexttimo he got on the rampage the man towaru whom his wrath was directed was to take up tho quarrel and give Mr. B. what Paddy gave tho drum. At the next term of court Judge Sherwood made some remark which enraged Mr. B., who promptly reciprocated by firing a copy of the session laws at his head. Sherwood responded with his good right arm, and in less than a minute the lawyers had formed a ring and Sh-rwood was knocking B. out in truly scientific style. Soon B. cried " enough," but was so used up that he had to keep his bed for a we?k. The judge fined each of the fighters flOO. A popular subscription was raided, the business men of the city chipping in, and Mr. Sherwood's fine was paid. When able to get out Mr. B. again confessed to bis fellow church mem bers, and he was forgiven. These two events, being " knocked out" Hnd Mr. Sherwood's fine being paid by popular subscription, were too much for B. ; bis proud spirit was broken, and ever after he kept his temper and eschewed emphasizing bis arguments by the aid of missiles. Statistics of the internal revenue de partment given for the year 1881: 96, 000,000 gallons of beer drank In this country and Great Britain and Ire land, and the whole continent of Eu rope, 780,000,000. A plucky job Dressing fowls. The gossip is liko a bicycle, in that she is exceedingly liable to run a person down. Now is the time to lend your skates to your poor neighbor. It will show your generosity. The New Orleans Picayune, raises the question whether a goat oan be relied upon in court as an evidence in rebuttal. The most difficult arithmetic that a man has to face is win n be tries to re concile a f20 salary with a $30 wife, -Puck. " Let every man add a good name to nis other capital," quoted the forger when he fixed up a ten thousand-dollar check. Drummer. Women do nut marry for love, or money, or drv ioods. They marry in hope that they may hae spring house cleaning to do.Courier-Joumil. Doctors are generous men. Wlu ever knew of a doctor rushing out to chaso away boys who were taking fruit from his trees "iSomeroillt Journal. To throw a stono at a neighbor's chickens, and have it fly through plate glass windows, entitles a man to the credit of being a crack shot. Wahrloi Oiserver. We often hear the expression that "tho fire lias gum out." And it is said that in some of our large places you can actually see tho lire e.seapo, Marathon lmhpeniletit. "A little too much repose about the mouth for it to bo natural," was the remark of a husband to a West End photographer who had taken his wife's photograph. Uos'on Pjst. A little boy a-tonished his compan ions the other day by telling them that he had "a spanking team at his house." An excited crowd of boys had walked nearly home with him, when one of them a iked: " What d'ye call 'em?" "Pa aid 111a," was the re ply. llawkeye. The hair of a girl employed in nn Eastern cotton mill was caught in the machinery, torn off her head and ground into bits. But the girl didn't mind it much. She kept right on at her work, simply remarking that it only cost her $1, anyhow. This is one of the advantages of art over nature. And now the small boy unravels the ancient stocking to secure yarn with which to make a baseball. And when lie has the ball made, he cuts the leg off one of his father's bjots to make a Cover of; and when the parent dis covers the liberty taken with his boot, the small boy wishes he had used it as lining for his trousers. Puck.. A "fashion" item says: .c -cnge shape is the most fashionable Jor pills, which should le coated with silver, and look very inviting." This appears to be a new depavtura in f;ish Jon intelligence, and next it will be in or.ler to describe whether the new shape in poious plasters is octagon or oblong, and if they are trimmed with gimp braid or guipure lace; and we may be told that tho most fashionable tints in castor oil are terra eotta and fawn color; and that liver-pads are cut in the form of a heart, with scalloped edges, and lined-with ciel blue satin. NorrLstown HeiaM. There's When He Had Her. " Two hundred dollars for making a plain dress?" he ydled, as he saw the bill "I'll never pay it I " You have been very stingy with me for the last year," she replied. " You are extravagant 1" "No more than you are'" " I'll n ' er pay this bill I" " You must I" " Never !" " Then I'll pawn my diamonds and pay it myself."' "Ha !" " Y'es, ha !" Ilegooi out cbucklinir. He knows her to 1 e a woman of her word, and he Is wondering bow she will feel as tho pawnbroker politely hands them lack, with the observation: We never advance money 'on the paste article !" Wall Street News. Elephant's Milk. The composition of elephant's milk, according to the analysis of Dr. Ques nevillo, in the Mo Uteiir Scirntiflqw, is similar to that of man, but its consistency Is different. Its odor and are very agreeable, and the taste is superior t that of most other kinds of milk. It is about equal tocow't milk in quality. In view of these facts. La Mature, of Paris, does not den pair of seeing the day when an ad venturous Fpe.-ulator shall bring a troop of elephants to be driven through the streets of the city as goi4.s are now driven, to furnish each c. hit with his cup of milk direct from U teat.

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