THE BANNER ENTERPRI SMITH MEBAME & WILLIAMSOU, VOL. III. RICHMOND & DANVILLE R. R- N- O. DIVISION. Condensed Schedule. TRAINS UOtNtt KANT. Leave Charlotte - 9 SB m 435pm Leave Salisbury (Mam twspm Leave High Point Illli lispn Arrive Oreonsboro. , 74Bam 800pm Leave Greensboro 10 Ofi a m Arrive Hlllsboro 1214pm .-.-..... Arrive Durham ISM pit! Arrive Raleigh 110pm Leave Raleigh. ssspni Arrive Uoldaboro...,, 600 pm So. 14 Dally eiccpt Sunday. Leave (Ireensborn .......6 80 a rrt Arrive Halelgh...... 4 p m Arrive (loldshoro T 85 p m Ho. 1 tfcnnects at Un-eneboro tt ItD. K. I. It It. lor all points ftorth, east and wcet of Dan ville; atSallsbaty with W. N. '. R. R. fur all polnra Is Western North Carolina; at tioldsboro with W. A W. K. K. daily, and at Orecntboro with R. A 1. K. H. for all North, East and West. TRAINS GOINW WEST. " Sag Leave Ooldsboro. 1 05 p m Arrive Raleigh 9 wi p m Leave Raleigh 8 4opm Arrive Durham 4Mpm Arrive Hillfhoro 8 34 pm Arrive Greensboro 7 55pm Leave Greensboro IIApm 10 11 a m Arrive High Point 50 p m 10 50 a m Arrive Salisbury 1118pm lilftpm Arrive Charlotte 1 10 a m S 10 p m Leave Goldaboro 6 oo a m Arrive KaielKh 9 on a m Leave Raleigh 9 45 a in Arrive Greensboro 6U0 p m No. 50-Counects att'hartbtta wlthArA-rCA ir Line for all point!) In the South and South went. No. St Connects at Charlotte wlthC. C. A A. It. K. for all points South and Southeast. N. W. N. I . .KAII.KOAI). No. M Daily. OOINO WIST. No. 50 Daily. oit Sutid'y Leave Greensboro.. Arrlvo Kernersville. Arrivo Salem 9 85 pm 10 41 p m 11 10pm 10 81 a m 11 30 a m 18 04 p m No. M Dally, UOISU EAST. No. 53 Daily. ex Sunt! y Leave Salem Arrive Kernersville., Arrive Greensboro... 8 45 am! 6 80 a mi J 80 am 5 40pm 6 80 p m 7 80 p m STATE UNIVERSITY K. It. No. 1, Daily, Eiocpt Sunday. Leave Chapel II ill 11 16 a m Arrrive University 18 10 a m f No. 8, taoinii sooth i Daily, (Eiccpt Sunday. L eave University 6 85 p m A rrlve Chapel Hill 8 85 p m Pt'UHAK HunrriNii Cans; Wi-ram'T CHANcm' on trains 50 and 51, between Now York and Atlanta' On trains 58 and 53 between Washington and Augusta and Danville and Richmond. mf Through tickets on sale at Greensboro. Raleigh, Goldsboro, Salisbury and Charlotte for all points Sot-th, Southwest, West, North and East. For Emigrant Kates to Louisiana, Arkansas and the Southwest, address T. M. K. TAI.COTT, M. SLAUGHTER, Gen. Manager, Uen- l,ftB8- "t.1- KKUVloND, VA. FASH10I K0TES. Cashmeres In all shades are good. rauel-shaped trimming is particu larly admired. Flounces of dresses are edged with chenille drops. Embossed satins are reappearing for vutnmer costumes. Irish and French poplins are again worn over velvet skirts. Green hair is' the rage among fashionable women in Faris. The newest stockings are made of bright yellow silk embroidered all over tn tiny black mioe. Some of the very newest lawn-tennis costumes are made of checked material instead of stripes. After all, white or cream-tinted flan nel serge makes the prettiest and most suitable seaside suit. Brocaded gauzes looped with natural Sink water-lilies will be worn as ball resses at the summer resorts. New breakfast caps are made on Fanchon frames, with real Valen ciennes lace and loops of ribbon. Do p 'shoulder capes with several rows of shirring or three large plaits down the shoulders are very stylish. Bonnets with peaked brims usually have a bow or bunch of flowers placed within the brim directly over the fore head. The new Suede gloves, with elastic wrists, take the names of gants Tan nes, the Bourse, and the Coppelia glove. Capes and mantalets of lace, che nille and bead nettings are worn on dressy occasions, even when the weather is very hot Lace-making promises to be one of the fashionable pastimes during the summer, not the Macreme lace, but Irish point and Venice point. Slippers made of marabout feathers and lined with pink and blue satin are coming into fashion. The heels are very high and are plated with silver. Transparent bonnets for midsummer wear are made of gauze and tflmmed with aigrettes or flowers. The inside of the brim is Gnished with plaitings of soft lace. The handsomest silk jerseys comi with turned cutis, rolling collar, pos tilion plaits In the back and curved pockets at the side. These jackets have darts In front, fit nicely and are much cooler than any lined waist. Riding habits are many of them sc fitted as to closely follow the outline of the figure when the lady is in the saddle. To gain the desired cut, the body to be fitted is seated on a stuffed horse while the measure is taken. An attractive arrangement for deco rating the wslst of a dress is of lace and ribbon. The plaiting is of lace, which is sewn down on one Fide of a narrow band reaching from throat to bust, with a succession of loops of satin ribbon or rows of velvet down the other, foimlng a heading. THAT AWFUL COWBOX, S war bat Olio suspender, And with neither coat nor vest' Be was on a high old bender In a peaceful town oat West His mud Jy homespun tromrt W ens in his Boot-less "took, And his yells at times, old routers, He ssid were "just for luck." Ee hod a big horse-rhtol, And he stated he could mash A small-sized watch's crystal At a hundred yards, for cash. Ee wore no tie or collar, And his shirt) not over fine, Cost just one-half a dollar In the days of " Auld Lang Syne." Ee scorned the town officials, Unmindful of their etnis And carved uncouth initials On the village liquor bars. Ee seemed to have no money, And whene'er he took a drink Ee called the landlord "sonny," And paid him with a wink. With noisy song and whistle Ee on a horseblock sat, And fired his old horse-pistol At the mayor's bee-gum hat Ee paled the lidies' faces With his loud, Birdonio laugh, And made uncouth grimaces At the constable and stuff. But a fellow met this cowboy And caught him by the enf) And said, quite coolly, "Now, boy, 'Tis time you get from here 1" Then he shook np his digestion In a way. that raised A laugh, And proved beyond a question That the cowboy was a calf. A ITiESENTLUENT. It thero was anything " in the heav ens above, in the earth beneath, or the waters under the ;arth," that Mrs, William l'erkins was afraid of, it Was a burglar 1 When a mere child, her father's houso had been broken into and robbed, and the remembrance of the excitement of that time was too Btrong to be ever effaced. And ever since she had had a house of her own, she had been expecting a similar occur rence. Not a night passed that she didn't look in the closet or under the bed, and her husband jokingly declared that she even examined the soap-dish and match-sale in the expectation of beholding a tierce robber concealed therein I She was indeed a timid little body, starting nervously at the slightest sound, always on the lookout for "signs," and now and then, when "bluu" and depressed, declaring that " she had a presentiment." "I believe something is going to happen to-night, AVilliam," she said, late one summer evening, as she sat on the edge of the bed and unbuttoned her shoe. "Ihavo had such a heavy, weighed-down feeling all the after noon." " You coop yourself up too much, my dear. A run ovor the hills or a call at a neighbor's would tone you up won derfully. His wife looked injured. "I thought you didn't approve of women gadtbng about," she said, with a pout. " Not gadding, my dear, of course not. I only meant taking necessary exercise, buy anxious to avoid a storm, "what makes vou blue to night r "I don't know, I'm sure, unless it's thinking about burglars. Did you know that the Millers, who live up on the creek road, hud their house en tered last weeKr lna thieves got a watch, a pair of earrings and quite a sum of money. I truly believe they'll pav us a visit bef ne long," and Mrs. l'erkins shuddered its she tied her nightcap string. Well, let them cornel" said her husband, coolly, as ho laid his tired head on tho pillow. "They've been coming ever since we've been married and kept house, and that's let me see nine years in June, lakes em a long while hey, Bitty":" " You neeilH t laugh, -us no jiKing matter. And I tell you what," im pressively, " I know that something is going to happen I feel it In my bones. About 12 o'clock that night Mr. Perkins was awakened by two cold handsc'asping his neck, while his wife, with chattering teeth, whispered: " William! William I Wake up I Somebody is .stealing your Plymouth Hocks 1" This was enough to fully arouse him, for ho was something of a poultry fancier, and the Plymouth Hock fowls, being at that tiino a very rare breed, had been purchased by him at an ex travagant price. lie sprang out of b?d, seized his re-" volver, and hurried downstairs and out at the back door. It was a warm sum mer night, and he experienced no dis comfort in his light and airy attire. Just a he approached the hennery the thief ran from it No human burglar, indeed, but instead a small black and white animal, a weasel or a cat which, Mr. Perkins could not tell. But the animal, whatever it was, had one of his young Tlymouth Hock chickens in its mouth. - The pesky thing," muttered Mr. Perkins. "I wonder if I can catch it" And away he started in pursuit. Down the garden walk went the thief out under the front gate and across the road. Regardless of the stones and mud, and of his own scant attire, Mr. Perkins followed. There was a rush then a scramble, a sprawl a spiteful scratching and spitting and the next instant Mr. Perkins had the struggling, furry body in his grasp. Fortunately, the culprit proved to be only a cat.. Its victim was limp and lifeless. Angry and disappointed, Mr. Fer kins bestowed a parting kick on the murderous feline, and then, holding the poor little Plymouth Bock in his hand, he turned to retrace his steps to the bouse. "COD WILL HELP RALEIGH, K. But just at this instant, around a curve in tne roaa, nor, more man a dozen rods away, was heard the sound of horse's hoofs" and carriage wheels. , The moon threw a .broad, white light upon the road( and Mr; Perkins knew that ae couia not, recross wun out being sen by the occupants of the approaching vehicle. Accordingly, he darted behind a clump of elder bushes, and, crouching down, waited in breath, loss Anxiety "Jeruraleml" he muttered, to him. elf. "This a pretty pickle for a dea 6on of the church to be in I" Nearer and nearer came the car riage, the horse jogging along at a f u nereal rate evidently the driver was in no hurry. There were two persons in the car riage. The moonlight fell full on their faces and Mr. Perkins, peering through the bushes, recognized Henry Martin, a likely young farmer of the vicinity, and Dora Sanders, his sweetheart; It may be well to state just here thai tho two were returning from a party at which, for a wonder, fair Dora had been so unusually gracious that young Martin, hitherto a very timid lover, had courageously made tip his mind to go through the trying ordeal of ' p. p pihg the question'' on their homeward journey. Indeed, by the time they had reached the Perkins' domaini he had actually gutted so far as to say in Stammering tone: "And now, Dora, you know, just as well as I do, that I would do anything for you, Because because you know I lo '' " Oh, oh, oh I" screamed Dora for just at this idstant, the horse, being endowed with the short-sightedness of animals in general, had suddenly seen something white in the bushes in fact, nothing less than a gleam of Mr. Perkins flowing drapery and, much frightened, shied to the other side of tho road. Coaxing, Commands and even the whip availed nothing. Balky and de termined, he would not pass tho un known object. "Blast the creature! What ails him? lie's never acted so before' Mattin exclaimed. " Don't whip him again 1 He's frightened. He sees something in the bushes. I know he docs I see it my selfit's something white." " A garment blown from a clothes line. Or, maybe it's a newspaper. I'll go and see." " No I Don't leave the horse I He's too nervous. Just see how he trem bles. You hold him by the bridle and I'll go and see what it is," and with a nimblo bound, Dora sprang from the carriage and walked toward the bushes. Now Mr. l'erkins was not a nervous man, but his predicament at this par ticular minute was not very pleasant. The thought of his scant attire filled him with consternation. And there she a tine, modest young lady! was every moment drawing nearer and nearer. A mortifying discovery was inevitable ! The only alternative was to take refuge in flight. The next instant young Martin and Miss Dora were startled at seeing a tall, white figure spring from behind the clump of bushes, dart across the road, and, half-lost among the shadows, creep along the sido of the fence. The horse, rendered frantic by this sudden apparition, gave a violent plilnge, and, breaking loose from his master's hold, rushed madly down the road. "Oh, Henry! What is it? A ghost-I'm sure it is! You know that a peddler was found murdered just about here years ago. And l'vo heard the place is haunted ! Oh, it's a ghost ! it's a ghost !" "Nonsense! Ten chances to one it's a burglar up to some deviltry. I'm going to shoot at him--that's what I am i" For, knowing that he would have to rido live miles over a lonely road, and having his mind somewhat exer cised by the reports of there being bur glars about, Harry Martin hail that evening taken the precaution to bring a revolver with him. Drawing this out now, he cried, excitedly: "Speak, or I'll shoot!" Unfortunately, Mr. Perkins was a little bit deaf, and, in his trepidation, did not hear what was said. His only desire was to get within the shelter or his own house. For several yards along tho fence there grew a row of brier-roses, and here he floundered, the sharp thorns clinging to his garment and lacerating his flesh, as he vainly strove to Hndsomo opening through which he might climb over. Just as he put one loot on me tower nil in the net of leaning over, he heard the report of the pistol and felt a shot stinging in the fleshy part of his leg. Groaning with pain, ho sank upon the grass. t (joou Heavens, iura i in .mi. - kins himself !" young .Martin ex claimed, overcome with horror and dismay. The confusion of the next hour may be easily imagined. Dora rushed up to tiiB house. 8hewasmet at the door bv Mrs. Perkins, whose alarm at the J . . , 1 1 1 LnJ luuin long aosence ot ner uusunuu u increased by the report ot the pistol. Fortunately, the little woman acted like many other nervous persons, who, we tk at imaginary dangers, are strong In time of real trouble; and, repressing hir emotion, she calmly assisted Mr. Martin and Dora in bringing In the helpless body of her husband. But an hour later, when Mr. Perkins lay comfortably In bed, rejoicing in the assurance that the wound wastrifling, his wife could not help saying as she sank into an easy-chair beside him: I knew that something would hap pen to night! What do you think of my presentiment now, Mr. Perkins?" Tpachers in the public schools of lashvllle raise silk cocoons, and make money by selling them to Northern buyers. The average salary of Methodist minister la New England is 1560. THOSE WHO TRY TO HELP THEMSELVES." C, THURSDAY JULY 12, 18837 HEALTH HUTS. Turpentine applied to a cut is a pre ventive of lockjavJ'. ; A writer in one of the medical Journals says he has found the apph cation of a strong solution of chromic, acid, three or four times a Aafi by means of a camel's-hair pencil, to be the best and easiest method for remov ing warts. Td quiet the bilrningof Ivy-poisoned hands, Wet them With hot lime-water. This will be efllcacioiis sometimes" when nothing else does any good. I'rofessor See, of the Hotel Dieu, Paris, says that the new extract of lilyof-the-Vidley Is one of the most Im portant remedies iri heart disease known. It is a powerful poisoii. A German doctor recommends bread made with sea water as a wonderful remedy against scrofula and-disorders resulting from insuflicient nourish ment. Sea water ought to stand twelve hours before boing used for making dough, in order to free it from impurities. Bread made with it has no unpleasant taste. The Champion Wrestler. Probably the meanest trick evei played upon a guild ss stranger was Consummated at Muldoon's training quarters, Stagg's Lake Merced resort, the other day. While a party of visitors to the wrestler were sitting on the porch, a hack drove up containing ex-Governor Perkins, Bishop Kip, and two just ar rived English tourl4i of distinction, one of whom was a dude of the most pronounced and unmistakable typ?. As soon as this rara avis descended from his carriago for refreshments, Senator McCarthy at onco concocted a fell scheme, into which he initiated the othef bold bad men at his side. Hq immediately sought MuMoon in his room, and told him that a noted Eng lish wrestler had just arrived on the Australian steamer, and that tho boys had put up a job to the effect that the new man was to be introduced to the champion as a simple traveler j that he was to wait his opportunity, sei.s Muldoon when off his guard, and down him "just for a flyer." " So that is the scheme, eh ?" s ild Muldoon, grimly. " Well, I'll see if I can't give our Australian friend a lit tie surprise party." McCarthy then minutely described the formidable stranger, who, he said, could be particularly distinguished by an eyeglass and a white rose in his buttonhole. A few minutes afterward the new arrivals were introduced to the wrestler, and were chatting pleasantly together, the conspirators being much amused by the sidelong glances with which the champion kept measuring every moves ment of the unsuspecting object of their plot. Bishop Kip was just finishing a dis quisition upon tho genend merits of muscular Christianity, when, with one of those panther-like springs that sr disconcerted Donald Dinnie, Muldoon seized the dudo, who stood placidly sucking the knob of his cane, and witt a powerful twist flung him clear over his shoulder through the air, the aston ished Englishman alighting on tha back of his nek, in a rosebush, a dozen feet off. " Put up a job on me, will you t said Muldoon, with a chuckle. The uproar that followed was past description. The dude screamed for the police. Governor Perkins rushed out to telegraph for the militia, while the venerable bishop hastily mounted a chicken coop, undor the impression that he was thi victim of a Plurnix park plot for his personal imagina tion. It was at least ten minutes before the matter was explained by the mys terious disappearance of the senator and his friends, who had incontinently left for the city early in the difficulty. The matter was finally compromised, and the victim sent home in a hack with a liberal supply of arnica, but still expressing his determination to write to the British minister at Washington regarding the outrage. We will be in big luck if an international imbroglio or something else expensive does not come of the matter yet. Meanwhile, McCarthy is hiding somewhere in the foothills until iMuiuoon signs an agree ment not to knock him out In one round. San Francisco 1'ust. The Grave of the Ylvandlere. In soldiers' section B, row 27, near the big pine in the 'southwestern part of the Soldiers' cemetery, a plain irranito monument stands, inscribed " Catherine Hodges, Company K, Fifth Louisiana, 18bbY' The gravo is nevei overlooked. Every .Memorial day flowers are to be found upon it. The deceased is wt'll remembered by many of our citizens. She caino to Virginia as thevivandiere of her com pany. It was her intention to'nurse the sick and care for the wounded. Her life was devoted to the Confed erate cause. In some of the holiday parades that marked the presence ol Southern soldiers here in the early days of the war, with gay rel cap and louave-Hke dress, she marched at th head of the command to which she was attached. Her mission was to nurse others, but she herself soon re quired nursing. She fell sick and died and was buried with the soldiers on poor, lone woman among 12,000 men. Richmnul ( l'o.) Distich. The fashionable New York stores employ from 100 to 500 clerks, to whom are added dressmakers and other attaches, which add three-fold to thenumber. Such employment -annot be considered healthy, aim e the air is close and unwholesome, but tli'-re is a pressure to obtain it, an.l at present there are a hundre 1 applicants for each vacancy. Salesmen receive f rm $7 to $12 a week, while "heads of stock" rate from $18 to $20. These " heads " have charge of specialties, and ure re sponsible for their management. THE BAD BOY IN MOURNING. ItX TILLS ABOUT A rtTBTEEAL AT HIS V0TJ8B- Iajtereatlnc Sketeh o the Wear Iff ri tcd'a! Fanll y . ST ilrsThe H roeei-j Mttn Oftiniuia! Vlevrot" the Deceased. " Why don't ytfu ike an fee pick arid clean the dirt out from ufidrr yonr finger nails," said the grocery man to the bad boy, as he came in tho store and stroked the cat the wrong way as she lay In the sun on the1 cuttnter, on a qtiire of manllal paper. "Can't remove the flirt, for thirty days. It is an emblem ot mourning, Had a funeral at our house yesterday," and the boy took a picklo out of a tub and jiut it in the cat's mouth, and then went to the sho'w ease; while the gro cery man, whoso back had been1 turned during the pickle exercise, thought b the way tho cat jumped into the dried apple barrel and began to paw and scratch with all fotlr of her feet, and Jrowl, that she was goiiig td hjlve a fit. " I hadn't heard about it,"' said the grocery man, as he took the cat by the neck and tossed her out in the back Blied itito an old oyster box full of saw dust, with a parting injunction that if she was going to have fits she better go out where there was plenty of fresh air. " Death is always a sad thing to contemplate. One day we are full of health and joy and Cold victuals, and the next we are screwed down In a box, a few words are said over our re mains, a few tears are shed, and there is a raej to see who shall get ba"k from the cemetery first, and though we may thltik wo are an important factor In the world's progress, and sometimes feel as though it would ho unable to put up margins and have to stop the deal, the world goes right along, anil it must annoy people who die to realize that they don't count for game. The greatest man in the Worm is oniy a nine-spot when he is dead, because somebody else takes the tricks the dead man ought to have taken. But, say. who is dead at your house?" " Our rooster. Take care, don't you nit me with that canvased ham," said the boy, as the grocery man looked mad to learn that there waS nobody dead but a rooster, when ho had i reached such a sermon on the subject. " Yes, how soon we are forgotten when we are gone. Now, you would have thought that rooster's hen would have remained faithful to him for a week at least. I have watched them all the spring, and I never sa v a more perfect picture of devotion than that between the bantam rooster and his hen. They were constantly together, ami there w;is nothing- too irood for her. He would dig up angle worms and call her, and when she came up on a gallop and saw the great big worm on the ground, she would look so proud of her rooster, and he would straighten up and look as though he was saying to her, I'm a daisy,' and then she would look at him as if she would like to kiss him, and just as she was going to pick up the worm he would snatch it and swallow It himself, and chuckle and walk around and bo full of business, as though wondering why she didn't take the worm after he had dug it for her. and then tho hen would look disap pointed at first, and then she would look resigned as much as to say, Worms are too rich for my blood anyway, and the poor, near rooster needs them more than I do, because he has to do all the crowing,' and she would go off and find a grasshopper and eat it on the sly for fear he would her and complain because she didn't divide. Oh, I have never seen anything that seemed to me so human as the relations between that rooster and hn. He seemed to try to do everything for her. But I was dis gusted with him when tho poor hen was setting. The first week that she sat on the eggs he seemed to get alon .' first rate, because he had a couple of flower beds to dig up, which a press of business had caused him to neglect be fore, and a couple of neighbor's gardens to destroy, so he seemed to bo glad to have his "hen retire to her boudoir and set, but after he bad been shooed out Of the gardens and flower be Is he seemed to be nervous, and evidently wanted to bo petted, anil lie would go near the hen and she would seem to tell him to go and take a walk around tho block, becauso she hadn't time to leave her business, and if she didn't attend to It they would have a lot of spoiled eggs on their hand, and no family to' bring up. Ho would scold, and seem to tell her that It was all foolishness, that for his part he didn't want to hear a lot of chickens spawn ing around. He would seem to nrgue with her that a nroou or chickchs would bo a dead give-away on them both, and they would atoncebeclassel as old folks, while if they were alone in the world they would l e sprin t chickens, and could go in young society, but the hen would scold bni-k, and ten him he ought to be ashamed of him self to talk that way, and he would go off mad, and sulk around a spell, and then go to a neighbor's hen-house and sometimes he wouldn't come back till the next day. The hen would be sorry she had spoken so cross and would seem nained at his going away and would look anxiously for his return, and when he came back after being out in th rain all night, she would bo solicitous after his health, and tell him he ought to wrap something around him, but he acted as though he didn't care for his heidth, and he would go out again and get chille 1 through. Finally the hen eime off tho nest with ten chickens, and the rooster peemed very proud, and when anybody came out to look at them he would crow, and semi to say they were all his chickens, though the hen was a long time hatching them, and if It had been him that was setting on them he could have hatched the n out in a week, or died a trying. But the exposure told on him, and he went into a decline, and one morning we found him dead. Do you know. I never see a hen that seemed to realize a ca- 'a- nity as she did. She looked pale, and her eyes looked red, and she seemed to be utterly crushed. If the chickens, which were' so young they could not realize thtft they were little orphans, became noisy ind got to pulling and hauling over a worm, and conducted themselves in an unseemly mslnrier,- she would talk to them In hen language, with tears in her eyes, and it was a picture oi woe, But the next (Hay a neighboring roostef got to look ing through the fence from the alley, and trying to flift with her. At first she was indignant, and seemed to tell him he ought to go about his bosiness, ttnd leave her alone, but the dude kept clucking, afld pretty soon the widowed heri edged up toward the fence, and asked hiiri to come In, but the hole in the fence was tod Small for him, and then the chickens went out In the alley and the hen followed them out. I shall always thluk she told the chickens to go dirt so she would have an excuse to go after them, arid flirt with tm3 roost er, and I think it is a perfeet shame. She is out in the alley half the time, and 1 could cuff her. It seems to m wfotig to so soon forget a deceased rooster, but 1 suppose a hen can't be any more than humari. fay, you don want to buy a good dead rooster, do you? You could pick it and sell it tu sdmebody that owes you, for a spring chicken." "No, I don't waht any deceased poultry, that died of grief, and fou better go home and watch your hen, of you will be bereaved some more," and the grocery man went out in the shed to see if the cat was over its fit, and when he canie back tho boy Was gone, and after a while the grocery man saw a crowd in front of the store, arid he went out and found the dead rooster lying on the vegetable stand, with a paper pinned on itsuriast,, on mhu was a sign, " This tuster did of colix. For sale cheep to hording house only." He to;k the dead rooster and threw it in the street, and looked up and down the stre t for the bad boy, and went in and hid a raw hide where he could reach it handy. Pick's Su n. The Giant Planet, Jupiter is still a splendid phenome non, llu rosy belts and equatorial clouds, and tho constantly changing aspect of his satellite system, never cease to be interesting, and whoever has seen them once is sure to wish to see them again as often as he can. One of the great charms of a telescopic view of Jupiter is the visible motion of the planet and his moons. In a sin gle evening one can see the huge globe roll half-way over on its axis, the time of a whole rotation being only ten hours a id can witness the passage ot tho round black shadow of one of the moons a ross the face of the planet, or the disappearance of another moon as it goes belrnd the planet or Is eclipsed In the irreat cone of sba low which Ju piter throws far away into space be hind him. It is difficult for one n it accustomed to astronomical observa tions to comprehend the fact that these littlo shining globes which he sees moving so silently and smoothly in their orbits are actually worlds in size, and that they are removed hundreds of thousands of miles from the great planet around which they circle. If, as most astronomers believe, Jupit r has not yet cooled down into a habit able globe, he is, in some respects, all the more interesting to us on that ac count ; for if he were an inhabited globe, no telescope man can make would be able to reveal his inhabitants or their works to us, and the very fact that he was in such a condition as to support inhabitants would preclude the possibility ot any physical cuanges which coul 1 be seen at the distance of four or live hundred million miles. But, on the other hand, if, as is be lieved, Jupiter is vet in a very early stage of world growth, then the in habitants of this earth can continue to watch with their telescopes, as they have been doing for the last 200 years, the changes of appearance which he undergoes. In other words, they can behold nart of the geological develop ment of a distant world, and, if the human race cou'd exist long enough, and could hand down its records un broken from ago to age, it might at last have a complete history, based on actual observations, of the growth of Jupiter from a glolie of gaseous or fluid matter to a solid and habitable world like our own. Ve York Hun. H)w to Leara to Swim, Wade out until tho water is u to your breast, then turn your face toward the shore and try" to swim toward it. i ou knew that the water between you and the shore is not over vour depth, in you have just waded through it; this will give you confi d nee to strike out. Confidence is a grtv.t help in learning. The chief uso of the various aids in learning the swimuiiniMilank, corks or the presence of nn (dder nerson Is to give the learner confidence. A plank a few feet Ion, on which the beginner can tilaee one or both hands, is sometimes if use. Corks or life-preservers of anv kind that are fastened to the boi'lvwedo nottliink much of. One nee Is but vcrv little aid in fact, no aid in order to keep his head above water, if he only has confidence. If an older brother or other friend will hold his hand in Such a manner that you can rest vour i bin upon It, you can soon 1-arn tho proper movement of the arms and leas. Another method Is to have a strap or band ot wenmng or other material around the chest, just under the arms, A few feet of stout cord h: one end attached to the band and the other end attached to a light, stout pole. In this manner a stout tiersm can help the learner while standing on the land. The chief use of this contrivance is to give the be ginner confidence. Those who under take to aid a boy In learning to swim should resist all temptation to play tricks. No matter how slight a duck ing may be given, it httrtles the learner, and he is thereafter fearful it may be repeated. Amcnmn AgricuU turu SE Editors and PuWisiiers. NO. 19 TQn SOMEBODY'S SAKtf. A over life's mottotair and vala Our pilgrimage Journey we take. We add to our trouble ana Mr And heavier burdens we bear For somebody's sake. Though deeply we're wounded by Brief, Though the heart may continue to aohe, Onr sorrows we keep out of sight, And onr faces are emiJjg and bright I'ot somebody's sake". ' We labor and toil all the day And many a sacrifice make, ' And at night may be weary and worn With the trials we've cheerfully borne For somebody's sake. What wonderful tasks we achieve ! What wonderful deeds undertake ! And how sweet is the victory won, When all we've accompHahed wti done For somebody's sake ! The struggle that's only for self No joy amouj angels may wake, Bnt the brightest of orowns will be given To those who have suifered and striven For somebody's sake. Congrcpationalut. UUMOB OF THE DAT. The farmer's inquiry "Hay?" Noah was never afraid of starvation during the flood. He always fad, a Ham in the ark. i Directions for resucitating a half drowned individual: If it'a a girl whisper Ice cream in her ear. W hen a woman wants to be pretty she bangs her hair, and when she wants to be ugly she bangs the door. Women do not suffer as much as they used to, in old times, from contraction of the ihest, Just look at the size ol the Saratoga trunks. Texan Sitings. A case Is on record whero a barber and his victim were both happy. The former talked oi without interruption and the latter was deal. roieuo Amer ican. A Hartford boy can imitate the sound of a dog-fight perfectly, and twice tho police have had to rescue him from disappointed crowd?. i'os on Post. The man who wrote a little pamph let entitled " How to Get On in the World," was put off a street car the other day because he hadn't money enough to pay his fare. NorrUtuwn Hirahl. " Ma, is Long Branch an awful dirty place?" "Why, no, my child what made you think so?" "Why. here is an advertisement that says it is washed by the tide twice a lay."llurUiigton Free 1'res". " My big brother can rido on a bi cycle with two wheels," said one small boy to another. "Good golly, that's nothing!" replied tho other. "Why, my little brother can rme on one wuu three wheels." Kentucky Mate Jour nal. Makinor him feel at home: Enfant Terrible "Ob, papa, do ask Mr. Gobe mouche to swallow his napkin." Guest (smilingly)" Why do you wish me to do that. Miss Alice?" Alice, earnestly) "Oh, because mamma tys you will swallow anytiung. lie slipped quietly in at the door, but atcbing sight of an inquiring race over the stair-iau, saw: -corry u iite, my dear, couldn't get a car De- fore." " So the cars were full too, said the lady; and further remarks were unnecessary. Georgia Major. The man who has a country cousin with a desirable farm residence is now busy trying to explain how it hap pened that, during tho winter season tho c. c. visited the town, he was never able to find his fashionable relative at home or get admission to the House. Fall Htrer Adranee. An Amsrican young lady singer went to Kurope bearing the name of Mary Jane Hoggs, and her cognomen is now .Miss juna i-aionu. nra,a tho residents of the school district where she lived before she took Her European tour are unable to le vgnize her under her assumed name, they will probably have no difficulty in recog nizing her voice. l ecKtaun. A vounir man. dressed in the height of fashion, and with a poetic turn of mind, was driving along a country road, an 1, upon gazing at the pond which skirted the highway, said: "un, how I would like to lave my heated head in thoso cooling waters I" An Irishman, overhearing the exclama tion, immediately replied: " Bedad.you might lave it there and it wouldn't sink." l'rett I's Weekly." wno? Who visits us in summer's heat? Who b.ires us often on the street? Who frequently at home we meet? Who sails around on pinions fleet? Who takes in every free-lunch treat? Who dine with poor and the elite? Who always gorgeson fresh meat? Who never deigns to take a treat? But always stands njion his feet Whenever he's inclined to eat ? Who should it be but that petite little biter, with the sweet Name, Mosquit? Ronton Courier. A conntry merchant visited the city and purchased from a dollar store a table caster, which he took home with him, and after putting a tag on it marked $14, made a present of it to a Methodist preacher, whose church his family attended. The reverend gen tleman took the package home, opened it and examined the contents. The next day he took the caster ( with the tag attached) baek to the grocery man, and said to him: " I am too poor in this world's goods to afford to display so valuable a caster on my table; and if you have no objection, I should like to return it and take $14 worth of gro ceries in Its stead." The merchant could do nothing but acquiesce, but fancy his feelings. It is a fact not generally known that most ot the toharco stems from North Carolina tobacco Is manufactured Into snuff for the German pea-ants. They are collected by a Winston firm and shipped thence in immense quantitUs. 'i ' V- ... . tt w i in V. ! I H f I'' s; if.'. : i - v tv r R-1 V r, t

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