Newspaper Page Text
TRI-WEEKLY EDITIONT. NIT1AL D
SBORO. .C. MARCH 31 1883
There's a beautiful song on the,slumbro,us air
Tat trills through bte valley of,droaUs;
It comes from a ulime where the roses were,
And a tuneful Iteart, pud bright brown Itair
That waves 1i4 the morning beanms.
Soft eyes of azure, an(i eyes of brown,
And snow-white foreheadk are there,
A glimmering cross and a glitteriig crown,
A thorny bed and a couch of dtown,
Lost hopes ani leaflets of prayer.
A rosy leaf and a diip!ed hand,
A ring and a plighted vow;
Three golden rings on a broken hnd,
A tiny track on the snow while sand,
A tear and sintesit brw. ,
Thore'a-a tiacture of ,grief In the bdattiful song
Tiat sobs on the suininer air,
Afti loneliness felt an the festiye tht,g
SInks down In the soul as it trembles along
Froin a el..te where the r?ss S*e.
We heard it f1rat at the (lawn of day,
And it mingles witIt inatin chlines;
But years have distanceq the beAutiful lay,
And its melody ftowdth'bo swiftly a*aY,
And we call it now " Old Times."
Fred Dayton assisted his wife's cousin,
Jenny Searles, into the -,carriage that
was waiting for her at the station.
She had been his wife's bridesmaid,
ind he sighed as he looked in her smil
It was three years since that so-ca:led
happy event occurred, but though she
was a trifle more staid and dignified,
she had the same happy smile, neat,
trim appearance that he so well remem
"You will find Fanny a good deal al
tered," he said* taking a seat by her
Jenny cast a somewhat surprised
glance,at the grave face of the speaker.
Why, how ? Has she been ill ?"
"Well, no I I can't say that she -has
been ill," was the hesitating reply; "but
she-she's changed. Marriago don't
seem to have agreed with her vet y well.'
Jenny looked earnestly into the frank,
k,indly face (if the speaker.
Was it his fault ?-for there muiut be
a fault somewhere.
The house, as the carriagQ stopped
in front of it, looked as if it was all shut
up. If Jenny had expected to see her
cousin in the hall she was disappointed.
Fred looked slightly disconcerted as he
"Fanny's in her room, Isuppose ;Il
hunt her up."
"Ah I there you are, Fan."
Here a dowdily-dressed woman made
her appearance at the other end of the
hall, whom Jenny would have failed to
recogLize had it not been for the warm
embrace and eager greeting.
After leading the way to the dark and
rather unldty jinL1-Vof, Xanny '
amumation all at once forsook her, and,
throwing herself upon the sofa, she
burst into tears, much to Jenny's sur
prise and consternation.
"The sight of you reminds me so of
the happy past ?" sighed Fanny, as she
wiped away her tears,
"And the present is not less happy, I
hope ?" suggested Jenny, feeling lor
her cousins husband, who looked fool
ishly conscious that he was in some
way considered to be at fault.
"Fanny's only reply was a mournful
shake of the head, which, rightly inter
preted, meant that she never expected
to be s happy again as long as she
Putting his hands in his pockets Fred
walked to the window, whimfiing softg
to himself with an ill dissembled air of
"It you knew how that noise goes
through my head, Fred I" remonstrated
Fanny, as she rang for Ann to take
away her cousin's things.
Fred ceased whistling, 'taking himself
ous of the room a$ the same time.
Fanny gave her cousin a look, as
much ap to say ; "You see what I have
to put'bp with ?"
Jenny now had opportunity to ob 1
serve her more partiopila.ry,
It was nearly dinner tiae, and still]
she had on the calico wrapper she had
worn at bieak fast ; not much soiled, but
still faded and wrinkled.
In asking and answering questions
the time passed rapidly until it was'
nearly time for dinner.
"I'had no idea it was so near dinner
time," said Jenny, rising to her feet, as
she glanced at her watch. "I shall
hardly give you time to dress." .
"On I I shan't make any change in
my (drees ; therc'll be nobody.lrut hms
band at (diner, andi you won't mind."
\'No, certimuly, I sha'n't mind,".
There was more than this on Jenny's
lips, but she checked herself.
There could scarcely be a greater con
trast than those two presented at the
dinner-table, both of nearly the same
age, and both ondowed ia ith more than
usual personal attractions.
At the time of her miarkiage, Fanny
had been called the prettier ; but it was
quite the contrary now, and all the dif
ference lay in the dress and expression.
It was-imposs ible for Fred not to no
tice the difference, and mnako a mental
comment on it not very flattering to
the' wife of his choice. The contrast
was too marked to escape her notice,
though it was easy to see that she as
oribed the change to their different
"Alh I you won't think it's worth
while to fuss so much after you're mar
ried, ,Jen,"'she said, with a laugh.
"Perhaps Miss Jenny will think her
husband worth dressing for." retorted
"If shte does, I hope it will be for a
husband who cares enough for her soci
et,y to spendi one evening at hiomo out
Jenny hastened to chaingo the subject,
being aided in,lier endeavor by the ad
vent of baby. It was a lovely child,
and one would suppoboe wouila 'be an
additional tie to bind .their hearts to
gether, but mntata of that it was a
constant bone of contention,
Thus matters weut on for some days.
Jenny observed with patti that Fred
was in the habit of spending most of
his evenings out. For a while after
she camie lie stayed ini, but mortified as
well as-irritated by his wile's slovenly
gradually absented himself, until I
rarely spent an evening at home.
. qis Mr. Daytor out this evening
inquired Jenny, as, enteringthe sittin
room, she glanceod around.
"You need never ask that question
returned Fanny; "he's always out."
Jenny had long wished for an oppo
tunity to ta'k with her cousin. After
moment's grave silence she said:
"And do you know what the end <
tbi will be, Fanny ?"
"Ruin, I suppose," was the bitter r<
sponse. "But there is no help for I
as I see. It is something for wbidh
am not responsible.".
"But I think you cre, Fanny."
."I'?"replid'Faniiy, opening her ey4
widely; "what can you mean ?"
' Just what I say, my dear coush
When you married Frederick Dayto
no man was more domestically incline
or fonder of his wife and homo than he
"He got oyer it brapoly I" nxelaiue
Fanny, with a bitter'laugh. 'SHe don
act as if he had the slightest atfectio
for me, and seems to prefer *any plae
to his home."
."Aud!i0not.thi in.a great fbasu,
your o'wnti fault ? Nay, Jook not so at
gay, dear cousin ; I love you too well t
see you recklessly thiron ing away you
happiness and his. Did not the altera
tion you speak pfPpring from the 9hang
Inyou? We cannot love what is unlovely
No man can love a wife who takes nu
pains to make her person neat and at
tractive or a home that is full of bick
erings and discomfort. Before you
marriage you iiould have been turrille(
at the idea of hii catching a glimpse o
you in the attire in whion you now al
t.ow him to see you all day. Why
should you seck to look less pleasing ii
his eyes now than then ?"
"It is impossible for a married wo
man to dress as she did when a girl
and no ipan has a rigit to expect it."
"Ever.y min has a rigin to expect hb
wife to have sufficient respect for hit
to present a neat and tidy appearance,
You 6id not consider it too much trou.
ble to dress when Judge Barry callec
on you. And last evening, at the party,
when Mr. .1oward picked up your hand.
kerchief, you received it with a loot
and smile such as I have not seen you
bestow upon your husband, even when
lie4 took twice the pains to please you I"
"You are very severe," said Fanny
ier eyes filling with tears.
"Faithful are the woundsof a friend,
Rly dear Fanny, two ways are open to
you. You can either make' home te
your husband the dearest place in the
wcrld, and yourself one of the most be.
loved and happy of wives, or you can
;lienate his afections, driving him to
Ltaunts and companionship that will
wreck the peace and.hanmesa of both.
idveut of visidors.
Jenny retursied home the next morn
ng, so she had no opportuuity of know
ing what effect her otornest appeal had
apon the better feelings of her cousin.
It was some months before Fanny
md Jenny met igain, aiid then it' was at
he marriage that transformed the latter
uto the loved and loving wife of the
iusband of her choice,
The happy smile on the face cf Fred,
and which was jeflooted back from 1ie
13hiling eyes of his wife, told of the
appy change that had been wrought.
".rred spends all his evenings at home
iow," said Fanny, givii ier cousin a
"Why shoildi't I ." eriethd happy
iusband, "when I ha. ldearest wife
md the picasantest ho" 'm the worldl'
Old Songs, and Now. -
Of the old sentimenital songs y'ou can
well say that they never die out nor will
mny new ones; though there are a great
nany lbeautiful ones lately written, ever
'epiace them. There's-r"Annie Igaurle,'
~an you imagitib It to be very,.old?i Weli,
t i, and lovely; women sand'Shfver-tonlgued
enors still hinger tenderly over the words
f Douglas to his sweetheart Annie. I
lave heard a song lately that you can pre
lict a4 growing popularity for If you de
nre. ''lt is, "We Never Speak When We
Pass By." Both the words and the air
ire pietty, and it will hold with the pub
ic. Then, again, there arc the regulation
;entliental songs of the present,.- such as
"Only a Pansy Bilossonm," "When the
Jlouds [toll By," and dozens other. These
ire all termed popular, and deserve to be
to. But, to my ide~a; there are moire pretty
longs haddl(en away that seldom come to
aght, except In some refinedi private circle
where some chiarming, modest little lady
ula clown at, a .p,ao and igently ,touching
he Ivory keys, pours out a warm, flexible
roiee In some such so.ng as5 "Auld Robin
ary, "Love's Youiig Drecam." "Long,
Long Ago," or of the later songs, "Come
[lack to Erie," "Jamaic's on the Stormy
sea." Ah, I can remember my mother,
with her silver hair, sitt.ing at ani old-fash
onedi melodcon, that pumped so hsrd I
ned to sit on the floer under it at her feet
md work the pedals with both hands
while she played anad sang that song. Trhe
iuamnt, old-style words were better suited
to ii song written ages ago thian to one of
is recent origin as it is, Speaking of
"Long, Long Ago," Trhomias HI. Bayley,
an Englishman, wrote that with hunger's
pangs gnawlng at his vitals. He had a
large family andl was unable to provlde
food for their sustenance. lie had, also,
just risen from a sick bed, where bralin
fever had conflned hhn for weeks. It was
a great song under those circiumstances.
Foster was a wonder, lie was as' well
known through his songs to Amerleans as
D)ickenas was through his stories to the
E~nghash, but was kniown to very, very,
few p)ersonailly. Of his song, "Old Dog
Tfray," 125,000 copies were sold In the
first eighteen monaiths after its pulication.
Ills "Old Folks at ilome" was the best
thing he ever wrote, and 400,000 copieS
wore 80ok1 by the publishers that, cirst iseied
the song, and Foster received $10,000 as
his share of this sale. 1 tell you it's al
ways the publisher that makes all the
money. We grad out the song, may be
under a atrong pressure for some necessary
of life, never knowing and often not car
lag whethe'r it would "catch on" or not.
-Early marriages are becoming lesi
common in Ireland.
-Gen. Joseph E. Johnston has beca
'made sick by wearing colored stockings
I. Lobt n the ]prairie.
NQ one unacquainted with the diflcu
- ties of western travel can realizo how ha
it is to keep a straight course acro,s
, Kansas prairie. Grass from two feet I
two yards high covers mile after mile wit
r- an unvaried sea of green waving billowl
a There are no trees to guide the eye,
fence to restrain the steps; but footpath
f Come to notice constantly-traile made b
Indian, buffalo or wolf, and every tra
3. but the right one may be fatal to the trav(
f A man way be lost half a mile from ij
home; and for a child, of course, th
prairie is doubly danrerous. It is not it;
3 common in Western Kansas for small cil
dren to wander away from home and nevc
be seen again.
Mr.Joaeph Olements,a neighbor of min
latelv from home on the plains of Kansas
related the following adfenturo wtile I
Search of a lost child, which occurred jue
before he left that State
He owned a very large and a very valu
0 able hound, whichhis two boys, Jack an(
Oscar, had named Rowdy, and which wal
a their constant companion in all their bunt
. Ifg expedit'ous.- They had trained hin
, to hunt for them, so that by merely lettint
r him smell one of the boy's garments hi
. would go out and track its owner at an3
distance from the house.
About a mile from Mr. Clements' hont
was a small board cabin, belonging to ar
industrious German and his wife. Mr.
Ulcmeuts hld sometimes seen a little ye.
low-haired boy playing near the cabin.
One morning, just as ttie family were ris.
ing from the breakfast-table, the German'a
wife came to the house in great distress.
A"Mcin Hanka I mei Hanka is gone I
Mcin kind iRt lost I hel) me find Hankal
Ach ! mein Untt I (child) ist lost I" she
cried, over and over.
The family gathered around her and
learned from her broken words that her
little boy had wandered away from the
cabin and was lost. He had been gone
since daybreak, and she had no idea which
way he weAt. 'Her husband was sIck. in
bed, she said, and could not help her
search for the child, and she had come to
the neighbors for aid.
Mr. Ulenients and his boys were, of
course,eager to help the distracted mother,
but as ste had no idea which direction the
child had taken, they hardly knew what
course to pursue.
"Father, I believe Rowdy could find
him, if he had something ot the child's to
smell I" said Oscar, eagerly.
"I don't know. lie has not been used
to trackling any one but you and Jack.
We can try him, though," said Mr.
Clements. "Get ready and come with me,
and bring the dog."
He told the woman that if she would
take them to her~cabin and give them one
-Hanka's ock thggdai - iii 10
the rude home where her "man," as she
said, lay sick.
A wagon, a plow and several farm tools
were scattered around. Inside was a scanty
supply of household furniture. Near the
door lay a saill pair of wooden' sboes,
which Hanka bad kicked off. Rowdy
walked up and began to smell of the shoes,
which encouraged the boys greatly.
The mother brought out a small sock,
and Oscar, taking it for Rowdy to smell,
then pointed olr over the prairie, saying:
"Seek him, Rowdy l'
Rowdy smelled the little sock, wagged
his tail, looked wistfully up in Oscar's
face, rad away a few emps, then came
back, and squatted down by his mastor's
side with a low whine, 0s,if he wanted to
understand and could not.
Oscar dr9w the little .sock along the
ground a few feet. Rowdy followed,
smelling and whining, and when Oscar
stopped he ran on a little ways, looking
back t.o see if Oscar approved. Seeing
doubt in their faces, lie went back, re
perated the action three or four timee, until
it seeined useless to try and make him
comprehend what, was wanted, and the
poor mother was growing almost frantic.
Finally Oscar throw the little sock far
from him, and the dog,with a glad bound,
rushed after and brou; '5 It, proudly back,
with head erect, as if he were sure now he
had done what they wished. .But at their
looks of disappointment he dropped his
ta'i, and slowly started to carry the sock
back to the place where lie had picked it
uip. -. ..
But as he dropped It from his moith, he
stopped, snuffed the ground, ran this way
and that, a moment, to' catch a warmer
scent, then ran along slowly, with his nose
on the gYounid, as If deeply interested In
somethIng. Thle) a'l followed, tremblin'g
with-expectation andi hope, which niight
yet be sadly disappointed; for it might be
only gabie vwhich Rowdy had scented.
hut on ho weZit, scenting every tuft of
grass or cluster of prairie tl'wors, stopping
an iinstant, now and then, and sniuflling
with a long, slow breath, as If to make
more sure ti at he was right, while they
eagerly followed him. The mother was
with them, in her excitement and anxiety
"W ill ho flint moln Hanka I"
Buddenly the dog stopped, and held his
nose high In the air, snufling mat a tunli
The mother in an Instant sprang f>rward
with a cry, and caught a small shred o1
calico from the bush, shouting :
"It is Hanka's dress Iit 1 Is moin
Hianka's " -'
TIhe dog ef'etcd on. For two long hours
the company followed him eager, hopeful,
anxious. t'ow the odor of the trail seemed
strong, and the dog sure; now it was tamnt,
and he would retrace his steps and search
hither anid thither for the scnt before ho
Idund it again.
* At last, striking an , ok) .buigalo trail.
they saw plainly in the dry dust the track
of a child's foot..
"Tis iHanka's sporr (traii)l 'tie Hankat's
sporr l Mein kimd! mum kinul" screamed
the mother. And again ran, closely fol
lowing the nobie, eager dog.
Scenting a trail over dry dust was now
difficult for the dog, b,ut lie kept on brave.
ly, seeming almost as excited as the
mother or Oscar, who was wild with de
light at what his favorite was accmnplih.
. Down and ub the hillocks the track led,.
until presently Rowdy stoppedI. is
whole manner ceanged. Tlhe'nose was no
longer placed on the ground. With up
raised head' and outstretched' neec, he
went straight on with fixed, excited gu,i..
Mr. Clemente %nd Oscar knew that he
left the track because he had .scentea the
boy where he lay, but they dared not tell
the 1notber, least the child should be fo
I. In an instant' longer the dog rue
d* luriously forward and they heard his
a, ous batk mipgled with the sound ol
o. child's Scream, tor once a glad and i
h come sound, which the mother eel
i. shriekiug wildly:
o . "Ach I" ncin Gott ! mcil Gott ! II
S Hanka I Mon anka its found I hl
V kind, mein kind I"
11. They soon wero.besile her In her
most delirious joy. wh,ile the dog seet
to shQre the general bx(ltation, runnlu
s the boy as he lay in 12is mother's ari
e licking his hands and face, then rush
up to Oscar and OsemiI as proud as a
body at his success.
r They carried the we6v little wandc
back to the rude cab where the a
rather anti Jack Oleht'at so auxiou
,waited for,thew'. While Mr. 'flement
u mained in the 'neighboritood, t9 Gern
t .family.were -his war'i.est friends. 1
words could not expr.Vs their grate
'appreciation of the servibq he had rcdet
Oil paintings, 24 by 86 inches, fin(
mounted and streteled, 'are sold in N(
York at a profit for fitcy dollars a hi
dIted. Eight artists have b:en known
.produce 125 of these painting in a di
12age hatidme flat Dutcy gilt frames f
the paintings sell for $1. These a
wholesale rates. The plCtures ietail fro
$2 apiece up, and one ol. them has bet
gold as higi as $20. They are sold clik
ly by peddlers, who carry stocks of the
through air the mining towns of the We
-Many 4how . an amount of labor and sk
in execution wiliph it wou(ld seem impti
sible to command fdr tel tim(s the pri
that is naked. They are all landscapes,
nothing else sells so well. The paintin
come in many sizes, but the price do
not vary. much,v. They generally represe
a river, mountiius in the distance, a bi
of eountry with fences and trees eud he
and there a farmhouse. The tinth are wc
blended, and at a distance produce a plea
ing effect. This Is especially true of tI
picture intended for the Eastern trad
Thirteen years ago, when the industry we
begun, loud, flaring colbr8 and broad e
fects were in demand, but now such pain
ings are only wanted in the West. Thei
they want the gayest of colors, and, aboy
all, they must have a castle. Cestles (
the most remarkable design are thrown I
anywhere. They are created on the ok
of a steep mountain or in island in tb
wild woods. They must have plenty c
turrets and battlements. One of the larE
est cf these oil-painting muauufactories
in Greenwich street, where there are roon
tilled with racks containing hundreds
tlisbed paintings. On an upper flo.r
work unileft ry raidly. 1helpr
pricetor is an artist who studied four yeai
under Ocrome, in Paris. Finding ver
little money in high art, he invented
process for the rapid production of chea
paiLtings. The paintings are mad o
heavy muslin which is first wet an
stretched tightly on long frames. It
then cut into the required size, am
strctched by i jnauhine on a square pin
frame, where it is mnade fast. Next th
muslin is tinted a light blue, and after thi
has driud it is ready for the pamter. J
coating of oil is first put on it, and the
a stencil plate is laid on the muslin. Thi
stencil is of thick paper, with all sorts <
odd shapes cut in it. A boy stands o
one side ol the table and a girl on th
other, near theni are several small pots a
paint. They daub the paint into the hok
in the stencil plate with great rapidity
When the stinci is removet the muslin I
seen to be bpotted here and there wii
paint. Another stencil is then uset
whose holes correspond to other parts
the muslin, and more stencils follow, an
wheni the work is done the muslin Is con
pletely covered with a patch-work of vi
.rid colcors. Jt is then banded to a youil
woman, who blends the background. 81i
Uses several brushes in running the 00lo1
into each other, and finally goes over a
with a large camel's hair brush: The rm
suit is surprisimg. The patchwork bi
comes a harmonious combination of blemi
ed tints. The muslin then goes to a mna
who blends the foregircund in the soin:
mianner. .Next it is dried and passes I
the finisher, who works from a model huni
on her easel. She outlines the trees, fez
ces, shrubs andi other accidents of scener
with extraordinary rapidity. T1he colo
are mixed ready to her hand, and she hi
simp)ly to lay them on. A fourth all
more skilfuli artist gives the finishi
touches of light and shade. It finali
goes to the artist, who may be called ti
architect. lIe puts in the palaces, castle,
houses, and boats. Thme rapidity and ski
with which all work is due to long yeai
of practice. The paint used is comme
house painter's paint. In the paint rooi
are racks containing small pots of patt<
8000 different tints. Mr. Levin says 1
is obliged to sell very cheaply in orderl
compel)ta with artists who paint at the
homes. 11o hias 100 different styles
pictures, but seime sell much better tin
others, le has tried f1gure-pieces, bi
they did not take welt. T'he paint stan
the test of time very well, and Is soften<
and Improved by age. When handsome:
trained these paiings, Mr. Levmn say
are sometimes hung In private galleri,
among expensive paintings.
EtSffar has been denounced by m Jdem
chemists as a Pubstance the effctis of whic
on idyspoptics are deplorable. A writer:
the Mledicin Practicien does not partalh
of these fears, lie cites die ease of a dy
peptic doctor, who, for twenty years, hit
a terror ot sugar, but who now consumi
8lj ounces daily without inconvcnienc
JEntering the fid of experiment in th
direction he found that a dog ate 80 grali
of iugar with 200 of other food, and m:
hours alter its stomach showed but litt
tco:J: the mucous lining of the stonmac
was red and highly congested, and I
congestion of the liver was notable. A
aniimil; opened after eating 200 grains<
feed and no sugar showed 90) to 100 gral;
of food undigested. Sugar; then, favo
the secretion of the gastric juice.
Dr'. Ankriee and Mi. Fays- both agri
that cyclones, tornadoes anid trembles a
one and the same mechanical phenomentc
and that their powerful action isadue I
the force in the tipper currente.
-E-Governor Hendrioks, of Ind
ana. has resumed the pradtica 'of lam
und A Noted Danieft Dairy Wounan,
hred rs. Nielson, a noted ilairy woman
England, took a tour n Sweden and G
,Oy' many, and in these countries' learned
a make butter on the Swartz system, a
rel skin mlls and when cheee as practic
oed by Swedes and Germans. Thou she i
solved upon extending her travels. 81
1011 kanw only her native language and
010 smattering of German, but with the slen
er hnguistic equipment she had the cot
al- age to make a tour in England, Franc
aed bwitzerland, and Holland, picking
, to knowledge everywhere. She contrived
s, get such tan insiglt into the dairy systen
ng of these different countries, as to be ab
UY- to make butter on tlo Norman systat
, Camembert and BrIe cheeles as they a
er made in France, Edam as it Is miiade
Ick Holland, Cheddar and Cheshire as they a
sly made in Englakid. arid Uruyore accordit
ro to the most approval Swiss process. Air,
an elson has a shop in Copenhagen, whr
1it she sells tier dairy produce. the king bein
fl one of her regular customers. Her wor
e in the diary begins at 5 in the mornini
and is finished at 1 in the afternoon. hr
Nel'.son is then off, by train, to the cit3
where she Is always to be found from
o'clock until 8, returning to her countr
Ry home by the 9 o'clock train, ready to bc
,w gin the same round of v>.,rk the next day
It would be interestinl only to practicc
to dairy maids to describt Mire. Nellson
l methods in (etail. Her dairy which I
or also her kitchen, where cookg an
re clieese-muaking go on simultaneously Is bu
11 16 feet sqare, and yet three kind of choes
n -Derby, Edam, and Camembert-hav,
been seen in procoss of concoction togetLhcr
m The mistrees devotes her personal super
t. vision to the most critical parts of thi
1, work, but is assisted by her pupils, o
w- \hom she has generally about a doze
D boarding in the house. For it will not ex
as cite suprise that her fame has spread fal
e and near, and that farmers are only to(
w glad to send their daughters to study tin
at der such an Instructor. The girls stay foi
it various periods froin six weeks to twc
le years, usuully about six months, and thosw
i who stay but a shoyt time are charged
61- proportionately high fees. All have tc
le work as hard as any ordinary dairy maid,
3. wbile at tle farm. 1u8t .of the pupils are
the daughters of ntall farmers. One was
pointed out to hir. Jenkins, however,
whose father owned forty cows. This
young lady was about to be narriek, and
her parents thluglht themselves fortunate
in securing for her, under hire. Neilson
the knowledge by which she would be
0 enabled to turn the dairy, that was soon to
II be her own, to the best account. It is,
fperL,ps, worth muenutiong that ,hlr. Nell
son takes no part of the dairy business
himself, and had at first but inall fait'.h in
the success of his wife's enterprise. So
site began by buying her milk of her hus
a band at what lie ragarded as a remunera
tive selling price, and has continued to dc
Niolson is still Daid for every quart at tile
market value, just as his neighbors are.
As Air. Niels'n's pupils do most of the
a work, her outlay for labor mut be very
sniall, and she makes, according to hwr
own statemient, between two and three
times as much for her butter and cheese as
I she paj a for her milk. She must, evi
8 dently therefore, he doing a prosperous
I bui,!ne. t, r profit- at of course, il the
3 greater, f roin the fact that by keeping her
0 own shop she has to make no allowance
I for those of the factor and retailer.
I-oidng tas Re nnon,
Years ago, in the early days of the Coin
stock excitement, Pat Holland, now post.
. inaster and coroner -i a little town in Co
Ch1is county, Arizona, was the inost rc
spected man in the State. He had the
reputation of being a dead shot with it pis
tol. Of course, this accomplishment made
him feared by everybody, and there was
no man in Virginia so) bold as to cross him
mn public. Pat. acquired his reputation by
shooting oii the stage, and could knock an
apple off his son's head with an accuracy
and carelessness which combined to im
press the pubhle far more tt a the inanner
0in which the paanstaking Willham 'Tell
Sperformed the feat with an arrow. Finally
iiPat secir ed a young lady who would allow
an apple to be eliot off her fluxen roll, and
Swhen Pat executed the feat ho would
'throw his keen eye at the girl, and then
a poll his orbs up into the gailery, and with.
0 out looking at his mark, send a bullet
0 through the fruit. 'This was put down on
C the bills as "Pat Holland's psychological
feat of shooting from memory,'' and drew
Y crowded houses. One night lie advertised
a to shoot apples from twelve young ladies
5e heads in succession, and only take mie(
d look at .the crowd, Piper's opera houe
g was packed with men at $1 a head, and
Y when the curtain rose, twelve linmaculate
e ballet (larcers were in line along thiewings,
~each with an apple on her head. Pat
stepped to the footlights and bowed aimd1(
'a tremendous applause, lHe had a six-shoot
a er in each hand, and the stage tmanager
n anniouncedl that he would shoot the last,
'4 six apples with his left haud. Casting lit
0 eye along the line, he took a long breath, ai
4 steady post' ion, and then laced the audi
ir ence. Lilt,ing his aevolt-er, ho began to
fshoot in rapid succession, and the applos
n began to fly out of sight, aid the breath
tlees silence of the audience. The curious
aS part of the pecrformance, however, Jay in
d the fact that by the time Pat, eadl fired six
y' shots tall the spples had disappeared, yet
b he kept right on banging away with lit
a5 left hand, amid roars of laughter and do
risuon. To cap the climax, two apples got
tangled together and remained dangling
n from the edge of a scene in plain sight o[
hi the audience. The trick was as once ap
Sparent. EIach apple had a fine thread
e attached, and at the shot was jerked quick.
. ly out, of sight. The supts behind the
d scenes, who pulled the strings, got eon
.fused at Pat's rapid firing, and half the
apples disappeared before the time, Two
Iswere snatched off simultaneously, and the
strings overlapping in the air brought the
Sappies together, where they hung to the
o edge of the scene, the -.strmigs being ou
it each side. TFhis ended Holland's career ar
ea public Eoloist on the pistol, ad the pub.
nlic gradually caime to look upon him as an
f ordinary mortal. Soon after that he gel
a into a street row in Piocho and fired twelve
ra shots in a densely popillated portion of thec
city without kilihug a ruan. But for at
tempting to do too munch at onee he might
eC have gone to Congress from this S3tarc
e -ye ars ago.
0 -Concealed in a carload of kindling.
wood, billed Chelsea, Mass , customs
I.- efmeial at Bangor, Me., found five
r. hundred pounds of Canadian butter.
So He Haid.
.u Th&re was a crack uder the kitchen
a dor-- crevice large enough for one to
td put a hand under -and early in No.
id vem",ber Mrs., Cripso begau saying :
'e- Now, cripso, don't iet this day pass
owithotuaihng down a cleat to stop
a that crevice. It will lot in more cold
thswinter than two tons of coal can
', And Uripso begant replying:
ip "Certaiidy, my dear--certainly. Thtat
ocrevice shall be stopped this veciy day."
is On fifteen different ccasions in N'o.
le venmber she reminded him of the fact
.that he hadi forgotten the crevice. In
re December the number of occasions was
jn twohi1y. During the month of January
re sIte spoke of it twenty-twvo timies. In
ig .February she began rofeiring to the
.matter at each meal, and the other day
e she nailed him down with the remark :1
g "U, Oipso, I amt goimg down town, and
k I'll stop on my waly and ask a carpenter
~, to come up and fix that door."
, , "No you won't I You just let it alone.
2 I'll have a carpenter here before night
y and that door wvill be lixed."
"I say I'll fix it myself--right awvay
. -now," and in five ainutes he had saw
I and hammer and cleat, and was at the
s Mrs. Oripso went oil chuckling ever
[I her victory, and upon her return her
t husband said:
B "Well, the old1 crevice is shut uip."
3 'You fixedl it, elh ?"
'"k'ixed it better thtan anty Carpenter
Syou could have sent up, and in tont
minutos, too. Conmo and see,"
She took one look at his work and
then sat down and whispered:
" Cripso, you justmssdibyahr'
"being born a fool I You have nailed
the cleat to the floor inside the door I"
Sohehd. Ho had shut the crevice
and door, too, and when lie camne to
realhzo it he walked slowly out into the
back yard and trica to sawv his head off
on th eclothe4 line.
" oO' Tvo,'"
In clime a gentlemant and sat down
and says to the nman wvviter, very nice
."Have y.ou come uico Providence
''OJ yes," says the waiter.
"Real nice onen, now?" rays the
*"0, whIy, certainly," says the waiter.
"Well, I wish you would open for me]
a dozen, please."
"All right, sir," says the waiter, and
he was coming awvay.
"'We have some powerful fres,h but
ter," says the waiter,
"Do you have nice fresh milk?" says
"WVelI, it's generally so considered," ~
says the waiter,
"WVell, howv are your crackers, nice ~
and fresh?" says the gentleman.
''Never had no fault fotud with our I
crackers," says the wvmtor. 1
"'Thtn, if you'll take and make me up
a nice it,ttle stew, John, I'll be much
obliged to you," says thte gentleman. ~
Theon lie lst him go. When 1 saw hint
coming, I says to myself, says I: "Hown
on earth wvill that man reonembor all I
that ore?" Bnt he marched right up to o
the p)ipe, and jest opened his mouth, i
and says: "Onto's twvo," and that was 1
Poi,ei Still Yioilig Weoaith' i
Nowv excatvationis have i).-en mle'I at
Pompeii,,lbringing Lo lhght some Curious
thmngs. A house was recently unhearthied
Ont whose walls the pictures were as bright
as when first paintedl. Tile walls thomn
selves were clean anid fresh. In this house
wac found a shrine in the form of a little
temple, suhl as every one lias readt acout
in Bulwer's L~ast Days of Pomipeim. Beneath
tile tempve also were found six statuttes of.
bronze of exquisite wdork mnau;himp, four of
themn Iomeric deities. The chief figure I
is an A pollo wui his lyre, and .dong with
it are an Esiculaiuils, a Mercury and 11cr
cules-using partly Lantm namness, as most
(do. The discovery lends an uitelligent I
foreigner residing in Naples to remarka
that every now and then' there are ati ala
able ocular dlemloustrations of the way in
which Ilercuilaneum and PompeIi were
over whelmned. T1he notion that they were
dIrownted In floods of lava is pretty much
overthrown. Instead of that it is held to
be settled tha', the destruction was effected
in two ways: First, b)y the ejectment frontm
the volcano of pumice atone and fine ashes
and secondily by drenching rains, which
Immediately followed, forming torrents of ~
thick, mud paste, and overwhimmitig titus 1
with rushing of mortar the territory on
every side of Vesuvius. 1I, is thought
likely that this mludl hardened ars fast as
moistened plaster of of Paris, and thus a
burled llorcugan,euma to a depth ot 60 and I
andl P'ompeii to, a depth of 25 feet.
"All Age of Inmvenqihnn."'
An Irishman at e, St. Liouis hvery
stall was deluded into giving a brief
sketch of his life, where lie came from a
in Ireland, where his brother was, what I
his (laughter Kate was doing, who were
his nearest eighibors there and other
detaiils of persocnal and tamihly history,
mainly interesting to himself. A short
time after one of the parfy withdrew
and betook himself to a neighboring
telephlone. MloNeal. the Irish man, wvas
asked it lhe wouldn't like to hear from
Frelanid by telephone. Ini a state of
delight lie went to an instrument asking,
"Who's there?" T1he answer came
back: "Tis Is Kate O'Neal, Bally
James Duft', Ireland.'' "Meella murh
docr,'' exclaimed Mike, dropping the
trumpet. "I recognize her voice."
Grabbing the trumpet, he yelled ont:
"I'm your own father. I'm in St. ,
Luce, M~issouri, United States of Amer. i
Icla." "Uncle Jecrry is well," repliedt '
the voice. "lie went to town to-day. s
I got yer last letter. Uncle Jerry is t
Igoin' to take Toby Mcelhn's land, Give t
tilent and McNeal hung up the trumpet,
saying: "Howly Moses, wihat an age of I
invenaghun this isi."c
NEW8 IN BRIEF,
-Flour goes from Minnesota to
Europe insured all the way through un
der one policy.
-Governor Butler says that Massa
chusetts takes better care of hersoldiers
than any other State,
--A handsome monument in honor of
Christopher Columbus is to be built by
the people of Calvi, Corsica.
-Mr. Spurgeon has received $1500
as royalty on the eale in America of
'The T*3asury of David."
-The King of Siam buys his house
hold furniture by the ton at the rate of
over a thousand dollars a ton.
-The brightness of fair hair is
thrown out by velvet coats of a shado
be,ween chocolate and maroon,
-Ex-Govornor Warmoth has purcha
sed in Maine the machinery for a beet
root factory on his Louisiana planta
-tnazing is an expensive luxury inl
Hartford, Conn. Thirteen students
have boon flued $10 and costs each for
-Beer has been made in Germany of
the fruit of Ptelea trifoliata, the so
called hop troo, and it was said to be
-A great deal of lawlessness and ras
cality is said to pveval in Alexandria
and Cairo. This is one of the results
of the "late'war."
-The builder who helped Lafayette
to lay the corner-stone of the Bunker
[lill monument, fifty-seven years ago,
still works in Boston.
-Ex-Goverior Cobb, of Alabama, is
3rodited with granting 202 pardoni diur
iug his recent term of ofIloo, or some
1ing over one a week.
-The Government hires a vault in a
saft deposit company in bt. Louis for
'llo storage of silver dollars, and has
tbout four million dollars in it,
-A Sian Francisco grocer had a wo
nau prosecuted for theft, though he
ivas VO years old, and what she stole
vis a handful of smutr, worth three
-The chrysanthemum is the popular
lower of China. Whou they epigrar
o other lands their favorite Hower is
urried with them and affootionately
-The Rev, Edward Everett Halo has
joen telected as the annual orator be
ore the Phi Beta Kappa Society of
3iown University, at its meeting on
rune 19) next.
--Rpreseutative Herdon, of Alabama
Uh P 'w at bo u W i a i s p s i ca n s n o w r
pard his recovery as very probable.
-A soinjambulist girl got oub of bed
t Prescott, Minn. and walked across
aif a mile of joo aid snow to the rail
oad station, clad in her night clothes
ily, and was waiting for a train when
-Postmaster General Fawcott, of
nglantd, was attendedduring his severe
liiess by a lady doctor, who was a re
ttivo. The young ladion of the Lon
,n Post OlCo are now to have adoutor
f their own sex.
-Minneapolis, Minn., is to have a
ow hotel to oost $837,000. It iu to
O liro-proof, seven stories high and
ontain 407 rooms. Stone, brick and
v'on will ise the materials. Ciicago
'arties have contracted to build it.
-Near Mets a tame bear was walking
a the woods anti suddenly came upon
n Alsatian hunter, who pointed his
un to lire, when the bear stood on his
md legs and danced. TLhe hunter
liought it was the devil and fled.
-TIhe R1ev. George Allen, of WVor
ester, Mlass., will on Thursday cole.
rate his ninety-first birthday. He ism
aid to be the oldest man in Worcester,
he oldest clergyman in the State, an<d
ho only survivor of the Yale Class of
-A gentleman in Lawrence, Mass.,
sas offered a prize to any young lady in
hat city who will decipher a letter
vhichi Horace Groeley sent to'him. Tho
utter was written in Mr. Grecly's hie -
oglyphaics, and the owner is utterly un
bblo to read it.
-A small lake, which is said to be
lie sourco of the Mississippi river, in,
toad of Lake Itaska, which has luther
o been credited wvith that honor, han
>oon named Lake Whiipple,, alter Bish
>p Whipplo, of the Episcopal Cbureh,
vlhose nilsionary diocese covers all
-Louis of B3avarla is now having
el n the isiand in Lake Chiemse,
J1)per B3avarii, a chateau which is t<>
eo an exact reproduction, on a redluced
cale, of the famous chateau of Louis
(!V at Versailles. t3everal of the royal
~rohitoots are now busy at Versailles,
.tudying and copying even the smallest
lotais of the palace.
-George III, it is now said, first
wned the phrase "poe and honor" at
ho opening of Parliament, Eov. 13,
770, when lie said :".I. indulged in the
iope of being able to cont inue to my
ubjects the enjoyment '4 peace wi6h
senor and security."
- The State of Indi ma has a per
eanent school fund of $9,175,088 92,
vich is equal to $12 84 per capita for
,ah chilt of school ago In the State,
'he fund cannot be reduced in any way,
a the counties are only allowed to use
he interest thereon, and are held re..
,ponsible for any losses.
-The representatives of France who
risitod Yorktown on the occasion of the
Jentennial celebration, had a dinner in
?aris, receutly, commemorative of the
ycnt. General Boulanger presided
,nd Minister Morton responded to the
east in honor of the United States.
-rvate advice from London state
hat the Prinee of Wales has Instructed
well-known firm of musical lInstru
sent makers in New Biond street to
upply Instruments of the first quality
o the eighty performers who lormned
lie orchestra of the Alhambra The.wtre,
.iondoin, and whose hastrumkents were
eatroyedtin the oniflagration of the
heatro, charging the cost to the Prince