Nebraska advertiser. (Brownville, Nemaha County, N.T. [Neb.]) 1856-1882, September 21, 1882, Image 2

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0, W, FAIIlrinOTHEU & CO,, Proprietor!.
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WHEN THE FRONT IS ON THE
PUNKIN.
Whon tho frost In on (ho punk In and tho fod
der's In tho nhook,
IVnd yon hour tho kyonck and gobblo of tho
Btruttln' turkoy-oook, . .
And tho elaokln' of tho gulnoyg, nnd tho
cluokln' of tho herio, . ,
And tho ros or's hnllylooycr as Jio tiptoes on
tho fence;
Dlfs Hum tho tlmon fuller Is u fcolln at his
bcBt,
With tho rlHiu Rim toff root lilin from n night
of gracious rent,
As ho loaves tho house baro-hoadod and goes
out to feed tlnstork,
Whon tho frost H on tho puiiklii and tho fod
der's In tho shook.
Thoy's somopln kind o' lionrty-llko about tho
atmosphere,
Whon tho hont of Hummer's over and tho
coolln Full Is horo
Of oourso wo miss tho (lowers, nnd tho blos-
HOIIIH Oil thO t 110.
And tho inuinblu of tho hummln'-blrds and
bu..ln' of tho l)C(M!
Hut the air's ho nppotlzln'; and tho landsenpo
through tho ha.o
Of a orlsp and Bunny morning of tho early un
til inn days
Is a picture that no painter has tho oolorln' to
mock
Whon tho frost Is on tho pntikln nnd tho fod
der's In tho nhook. .
Tho husky, rusty nistlo of tho tossols of tho
corn,
And tho rfispln' of tho tangled loaves, as
golden us tho morn;
Thostubbloln thu f urrles kind o' loncsomo-
llk.butstll
A-preaehln' sermons to us of tho barns thoy
H rowed to nil;
Tho Btrawstnok In tho moddor, and tho roapor
In tho shod:
Tho hoR0B In their stalls below Iho clovur
ovcrhendl
O It not my heart a-olloklti' llko tho tlekln' of
aoloek,
When thofrost Jsonthoptinkln and tho fod
der's In tho chock I
llcnj. 1. Johnson, in ImlUinuwUi Journal
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WHICH WILL SHU CHOOSE 1
"Grout hows, girls!" cried pretty
Hollo Winters, as alio came dancing
into tho parlor, wlioro a iroup of yoimy
girls woro assembled. All belonged to
what thoy proudly doitoinluatcd "Tho
Cranston Honcvolcnt Sowing Society,"
and thoy mot punctually ovory Wodnos-
day afternoon, at tho liouso of hoiiio
ono of tho members; but, if truth iiuiHt
bo told, tho amount of talking dono ex
ceeded tho amount of sowing, as a thou
sand exceeds a Hinglo unit.
As Hollo's oxclnriintlon reached their
ours, ovory needle was stispchdod in
mid-air, u.s its owner eagerly demanded:
What is it? Toll us quick, Hollo."
Well," said that young lady, as she
subsided Into a chair, "I mot, loo Rioh
ards this morning, driving with such a
splendid-looking man. O, 1 can loll
you ho was just perfect! And I won
dorcd who ho could bo, and niado
up my mind to find out. So I was think
ing and thinking about it, as I walked
hero this afternoon, and just as I turned
tho.comor of this street who should I
moot but Joe and this samo gentleman
walking. Joo stoppod nnd begged to
Introduce his friend, Mr. Kingsloy, and
then said that Mr. Kingsloy was an old
school-friond of his, who had just re
moved to Frankfort, and ho had prom
ised to bring him horo to Cranston for
all tho parties this winter, so ho should
depend on us to invito him. Of couiyo
1 said WO should bo luttmv to iln an "
" 0, of coursol" echoed all iter listen
ers, sympnthlzlngly.
There is tho sootablo for next week,
Hello; did you invito thorn to that?"
asked Lizzie Cutler. "You were on tho
inviting committee."
"Certainly, I did!" responded Hullo.
' "And what did thoy say?" oxolaimud
a dozen voices.
"Why, what would thoy say?"
laughed Hollo, with a little triumph in
lior tones. "Promised thoy would como,
nnd oach begged for tho lirst dance, of
course."
"And which did you choose?" was
tho next question.
"Mr. Kingsloy, to bo sure. 1 can
danco with Joo any time, bosides I
promised him thosoeond!"
Hor auditors looked slightly disap
pointed, but all woro accustomed to
yielding tho iirst place to Hollo, and
sho was such a general favorite that
thero was novor any hard fooling on tho
subject,
"Joo Bald something," continued
Belle, "about Mr. KIngslov's brother.
Thoy had turned half awav," and 1 did
not hoar distinctly. It will bo fun if
there aro two additions of that kind to
our stock of boaux."
"Well, I am sure such additions aro
needed," cried Addio Palmer, "for
there aro scarcely u dozen young mon in
CnniBton, and Joo is tho only ono who
over drives over from Frankfort to at
tend any of our parties!"
"Mr. Kingsloy nmv as woll stay
away for all wo shall gain," laughed
Lizzio Cutlor, "for Hollo will mo
nopolizo him, as sho does every ono."
Thoro was, however, no unkinclnoss or
jealousy in tho remark; Lizzio thought
Hello porfoction, and would have
quarreled on tho spot with any ono who
dared to disagree with hor.
" All I want is a fair Hold and no
favor," said Hello, merrily. "If Mr.
Kingsloy prefers any of you girls to mo,
I am perfectly willing. Hut, now, to
comploto tho arrangemont for noxt
wook," and thoroupon followed a long
and earnest discussion of order or
dances, tlio music, supper and toilettes,
during which sowing was a tiling for
gotten, and if tho poor of Cranston
woro waiting for tho Honovolent Society
to olotho them, it is much to bo fearod
that thoy would havo Utile to protect
them from tho winter's cold.
Tho night for tlio sociable arrivod in
duo soason, and with it Mr. Richards
and his friend, whom ho impartially in
troduced to ovory young lady of his ac
quaintance, but though gay and polito
With all, Mr. Kingsloy was at Hollo
Winters' Bide whenever it was possible,
and, Lizzio Cutler' i?tredictIon that Hollo
would monopolizo him, scorned likely
to prove true.
vl meant to havo told you more about
Harry's brother tho other day, Hello,"
said Mr. Richards, coming to Miss Win
tors, who was in tho same cotillion with
Joo and Lizzio Cutler.
" Your brother, Mr. Kingsloy?" asked
Hello of hor partner.
"Yes," continued Joo, as Mr. Kings
ley bowed assent, "his twin-brother,
and so like him that you could hardly
distinguish ono from tho other. His
name is Ashton. 1 want you to ask
him over to your sociables too."
'Wo shall all bo very happy to do so,
I am suro," answered Hollo. You must
bo sure to bring your brother with you,
at our noxt dance, Mr. Kingsloy."
"Thank you," ho said, with a little
hesitation, "not with mo, I fear; but I
will send him in my stead. Our father
Isold and infirm, and wo never leave
him alone."
Hollo bowed in acquiescence. "Very
well, then," sho said, "wo shall bo glad
to seo either of you."
At the noxt sociable, Mr. Ashton
Kingsloy was presented to tho fair la
dles of Cranston, by Mr. Richards.
Their opinions in regard to tho brothers
were freely expressed when the sowing
society mot on tho following Wednes
day. Some pronounced thorn so much
alike that It would be impossible ever to
know them apart. Others thought Ash
ton somowhat tailor than hlsTjrothor,
and believed his hair and eyes woro
darker. Most considered him more
quiet and reserved than Henry, and all
agreed that Hello waa likely to appro
priate both.
It certainly seemed so as tho season
woro on, and ono or tho other of tho
twins was Hello's dovoted cavalier at
every dance and sleighing party, and
many were tlio discussions as to which
she would choose. If such discussions
camo to Hello's cars, she would laugh
ingly suggest that she might never
havo the chance to ehooso either.
"O, but that is all nonsense," Lizzio
Cutler would cry. "Any one can seo
that you will havo the chance soon
enough."
"Well, then," said Hello on one of
these occlusions, with a suddon gravity
of demeanor that made all her compan
ions believe tiiat sho had really decided
the matter, "then 1 will toll you what
1 think I will do!"
"What?" exclaimed ovory one,
eagerly crowding about her, in their
anxiety to know Hello's preference.
" I'y choose both!" and Hello laughed
gavly at the disappointed group.
Hut in her own mind Holle was debat
ing the samo question. Sliooouhjsourec
ly bo blind to tho fact that sho was like
ly to bo called on to decide between the
two brothers. With Henry she was
gay, ready for any frolio or mischief,
and found him such a willing participa
tor; though upon occasion ho would re
veal plenty of good sterling sense, as
much, perhaps, as Ashton, who, while
equally pleasant, was more reserved in
his manners. Hello, according to her
varying mood, sometimes preferred one,
and sometimes tho other, till sho was
half-inclined to think sho could never
choose.
One day winks thinking over tho mat
tor a suddon Idea struck her. At lirst
she rejeotod it as utterly impossible, but
tho moro alio pondered the more con
vinced site was that sho had now found
a way to make hor decision, and sho re
solved to watch carefully for any proof
of her own t hcory. This sho did. and
grow, more and more continued in her
belief; her intimate knowledge of Joo
Richards, who was a distant cousin and
a lifo-long confederate in every bit of
mischief or practical joko, much aiding
in hor doolsfon.
Therefore, whon, toward spring,
Hollo received a letter from each of tho
brothers, each containing an avowal of
their lovo for hor, sho was not unpre
pared. Roth woro earnest, manly let
ters, though differing in style as tho
brothers dill'orod incharactor. Honry's
was moro lively and playful than Ash
ton's, but in one respect they woro
alike. Each stated that ho know of his
brother's feelings toward hor, and that
tltoy had agreed to write at tlio same
tiuio, asking hor to ehooso between
them, and pledging themselves that
the rejected one, whichever ho
might be, would henceforth rogard
her as a dear sister, and harbor no ill
fueLiig to her, or his moro fortunate
brother!
"This," added Ashton, "is perhaps
taking it too much for granted that ono
of us may find favor in your eyes. If
not, wo will, at least endeavor to con
solo each other."
A quizzical smile hovered round
Hollo's mouth as she wrote her answer-
answer, for sho wrote but one,
and addressed it to tho two brothers.
Listen, as she rends it ovor, half-aloud:
To Messrs, Hour)' and Ashtnu Ktngtdoy;
I'Ioiihh aeeopt my sincere thanks for your
kind mid tlattorliig notes. Having duly con
sidered tho contents, 1 have ileelded that 1 wilt
aeeopt both of you. I Hindi be happy to see
you to-morrow ovoulutr.
Yours, llw.i.u Wintuus.
Was there over before such an an-
swor written by a girl to two oilers of
marriage! Yet its oddity did not seem
to trouble Hollo, who sprung lightly up
from hor desk, and donning her outside
wraps quickly convoyed hor loiter to the
post.
It must bo confessed, howover, that
on tho uvoulng' of tho following day,
Hollo grow doeidudly nervous.
" SmilUKIl I mil itliutiil.'mi nflm. nil 11
sho thought, "how shall I ovor get out
of tho scrape? I half wish I had novor
written that letter, but 1 novor can do
anything like other girls." She paced
hor room excitedly for a fow moments,
then said aloud: " I may as well make
mysolf prosontablo; perhaps some ono
may come; though 1 may havo otlonded
past all forgiveness; at any rate, I will
bo ready, and if worst conies to worst,
"IT"" .. ..... ...,,,u, ,iu ii,i,
I must put ajiravo face on it, and turn
It all into a jest:"
Very "prosentnblo" sho certainly
looked, though unusually pale, when a
half-hour later, as sho sat alono in tho
parlor, the servant announced Mr.
Kingsloy.
Wnoro was tho other brother? Only
ono entorcd, and if Hello were nalo, ho
was deathly white. No look of an ac
cepted lovor, but moro that of a man who
hud lost all ho holds dear on earth, was
on his face, as with a sort of desperato
courage ho walked up to Hollo, who
had risen silently to receive him.
For a moment ho stood before her
without speaking, without looking at
her, then cried outlmpetuously: " Hollo,
Hello, can you over forgivo such decep
tion? It seemed but a jest till your
note came, and tfi.-n I realized in a mo
mont what I had risked, and how by my
folly 1 had lost you."
Hollo could not speak; the ready re
partee or saucy jest which sho usually
had at command failed her now, but sho
shyly extended her hand, while sho
smiled ro-assiiringly upon her lover.
" Hello! Do you mean it! Can you
pardon moP" ho oxclaimed, as ho cov
ered the little hand with kisses.
Apparently Hello did mean it, and
some minutes passed in a blissful si
lence, before Mr. Kingsloy kindly In
quired: "And how Iongmivoyou known
of tho deception, Hello? All tho time,
or did Joe turn traitor?"
"Ho was traitorous enough." said
.Boclo, in her usual merry tones, "if, as
j imagine, jic was mo originator oi tins
lino plot against ati unsuspecting maid
en's poaeo of mind. No, I did not know
all tho time, and hardly know when I
began to suspect that Henry and Ash
ton Kingsloy woro ono and tho samo
person. Ry-tho-by, which nro you?"
sho added, archly.
"I am both. My name is Henry Ash
ton Kingsloy," vas tho reply.
" So 1 imagined, for after I onco had
a suspicion of tho truth many things con
firmed it. For instance, one day you
dropped a card on tho table, and it had
11. A. Kingsloy' wr.ttenon it. Anoth
er day. when you camo as Ashton, you
attended to something which had hap
pened when you wore hero tlio previous
week; though it was 113 Henry that
you had then been here. Hut tell mo,"
sho continued, "what made you over
think of thus personating two brothers?"
" I used often to do it at school," re
plied Mr. Kingsloy. "It was com
menced by my schoolfellows doclaring
that in my dlflerent moods of gravo or
gay, I was as unlike as if distinct boys,
after which thoy called mo Henry when
lively, and Ashton when quiet, and I
used to take much doligjit in making
tlio two characters as unlike as possible.
When 1 camo to Frankfort, .Joe rovivod
tlio old joko, and finally proposed that
1 should appear at Cranston in my two
characters, and thinking it would only
lio for onco or twice, and never dream
ing how far wo should carry it, I con
sented! 1 assure you, I have" been woll
punished, since 1 found how much 1
imd risked by my foil'."
Great was tho excitement when Hello
told of hor engagement. Not a stitch
of sowing was dono at tho Henevolent
Society meeting that afternoon, oxcopt
which Hollo did liersolf, as she sat with
protended calmness, listening to their
comments, for sho had explained that
there was but ono Mr. Kingsloy. Weary
at last of their endless exclamations, sho
sprang up to leave, saying as she did
so: "At least, you must acknowledge
that I havo kept my word, for 1 always
told you I would take both, whenever
you wondered 'which will sho
choose?' " Halloit's Muyazina
And Now Toronto Has a Sea-Serpcnl.
Yesterday morning was cool, and
perhaps this was tlio reason why some
of the woikmon engaged at tho targets
on the Garrison ranges sav the surpent
thoy saw was not more tlian fifty feet
long and tho sizo of a man's body. Tho
story, as told by one of them, is in sub
stance as follows: Hetwcon eight and
nino o'clock, while placing tlio targets
in position on No. 1 range, a boy rushed
up saying that there was a queer thing
floating near tlio shore Some of the
mon wore curious enough to leave then
work and hasten down to tlio shore.
Thero, suro enough, was a largo bluish
gray mass flouting lazily near lite shore.
It had every appoarancoof icing asleep,
as its body yielded to every ripple. Part
was submorged, but the upper portion
of tho head tloated just above the water.
That part whiclrwas visiblowas covered
with short, still bristles in front, which
increased in length toward tho sides,
and extended for a distance of about
ton foot on each side. T io back, or at
loast that portion of it which nppoarod
above the water, was lighter colored
than the head. A good view was had
of the moustcV for upward of tluco min
utotf, whon. suddenly raising its head
out of the water, it gave a swish with
Its tail and started directly south, in
the direction of one of the steamers. Its
head, as it raised itabovu the water, was
very much like that of an col, with tho
exception of tlio long, trailing hair or
whiskers. Its oyos were small, and as
it divdiod oil' ono of tho mon said ho
thought ho heard it glvo a short, sharp
bark. A lino of foam marked its prog
ress out into tlio lako for about half a
mile, whon, turning sharp around, it
dashed toward tlio Exhibition wharf,
and again out into the lako, wlioro thoy
soon lost sight of it. Tlio men did not
appear at all anxious to spoak of the
matter, as thoy feared their voracity
would bu questioned. As it is. their
story is given for what it is worth, but
surely the word of thrco mon who saw
it is worth that of thirty who did not seo
iU Toronto Mail.
Now York has averaged much hot
tor weather this smnmor than Now Or
leans, nnd Mninuhi.q thinks nf iintttiirrln
I her claims as a summer rosort.
Mouths' l)epar,tiiicut.
THE DEAD KITTEN.
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Don't talk to mo of parties, Nan, I really can
not iro: ,
When folks aro In allllotlon they don't o out,
you know.
I have it now brown sash, too, It seems a pity
ch?
Thutsueli n dreadful trial should havo como
Justycsterdayl
The play-houso blinds aro all pulled down us
dark as It cull bo;
It looks so very solemn, and bo proper, don t
you seo?
And I havoa pVcoof crnpo pinned on every
dolly's hat; a ,
Tom oays It Is ridiculous for only Just a cat
Hut boys aro allso horrid HThoy always, every
one,
DellKht In teaslnir little. Klrlniiiirt kittles, "Just
for fun.".
Tho way he mod to pull her tall It makes mo
itimry now y
And Heat her up tho ohorry treo, to make tlio
darllnff "meowl"
l'vo had her all tho summon Ono day, away
.mm npnntf, ,r, -
I heard a frljfhtf til barking, nud I saw the lit-
tluthliiK ' v .
In tho corner of a fence: 'twould havo made
you laut?h outright
To ado how overy hulr stood out, and how flic
tried to Hunt.
I shoood tho dog away, and ho Jumped upon
my arm;
The pretty creature know I wouldn't do her
any harm;
I hiiKwed her eloo, and carried her to mamma,
and sho Bald
She should bo my own woo kitty If I'd see that
sbo was fed.
A cunning llttlo dot sho was, with silky, soft
jrray fun
Bho'd lie for hours on my lap, and I could hear
her purr;
And then the'd frolio after when T pulled a
string about,
Ur try to catch her tall, or roll a marble In and
out.
Suoh comfort sho has been to mo I'm suro no
ono could toll,
Unless some other llttlo gv. who loves hor
pusy well.
I've hoard about it Maltose cross, but my dear
little kit
Was always sweet and amlablo, and novor
onus a bit I
Hut oh, last week I mlssod hor! I hunted all
around;
My darling llttlo pussy-eat was nowhere to bo
found.
I knelt and whispered softly, when nobody
could soo:
"Takoearo or llttlo kitty, pkane, and bring
her back to mel"
I found hor lying, yesterday, behind tho lower
shed;
I thought my heart was broken when I found
that she was dead.
Tom promised mo another one, but oven he
can seo
No other kitty ovor will bo Just tho samo to
mel
I can't go to your party, Nannie Maccaroons
you sav?
And loi-uream? I know I ought to try and not
glvo way:
And 1 l'eol It would bo doing wrong to disap
point you sol
Well If I'm equal to It by to-morrow I mow
vol
Swlncu Dayre, tn Wide Aivaltc.
THE WOODPECKER.
Of all tho birds that earn their living
by toil, perhaps nono work as hard as
tho family of woodpeckers. From
morning to night thoy aro busy as busy
can be, boring into trees in pursuit of
insects for food, or chiseling out holes
for tho purpose of making their nests,
and often during tlio night, whon not at
work, thoy sleep in tlio same painful
posture thoy take during tho labors of
the day.
Have you over heard this wonderful
bird work? You havo seen a man drill
ing a hole in a rock I am suro, and you
havo also heard tlio sound of his tbol,
with its click, click, click. Now tho
woodpecker has a drill that he works
with in tlio samo way, and what do you
think it is? Nothing but his liltlo bill,
so made that lie can drill holes in tlio
trees, and you can hear tho sound of his
tool just as you do that of tho blaster of
rocks.
If you were hero among tlio beautiful
hills and valleys, you would find plenty
of woodpeckers, and thoy arc all carrying
on these mysterious knockingsniany
times repeated, and very quickly, too.
You would bo surprised, too, that any
birds so small could mako tliemselves
heard so distinctly, often at a distance
of soveral hundred yards, working for
two hours together upon the samo treo.
Thoy seok trees that aro decayed in
tho trunk and brandies, because wise
littlo birds know woll that insects aro
seldom found in live wood.
Hut how about tho queer instrument
that porforms this arduous work? It is
a curious contrivance enough, moro
like a chisel than anything else, it is
hard and solid, too, and is worked by
powerful muscles, which act upon the
nock and diroct its incessant blows,
sometimes penetrating oven to tlio pith
of tho wood.
Hut wonderful as this instrument is,
thoro is yet another inside of it more
curious, on purposo for pulling out tlio
worm or insect it finds in drilliii"- a
very long, straight tongue, which ends
in a hard, bony point like a nocdlo or
thorn. This is arranged with sharp
teeth, pointing baekwjird, very much
liko the barbs of a fish-hook. Is this
not a curious arrangement? two instru
ments in ono.
Hut how can tlio bird manage to use
them both at tho samo tlmo? Lot us
see. While tho woodpeckor is busy at
his drilling, tho two parts of his bill aro
closed tightly together, making a good
wedgo-pointod drill, and at tho sumo
time a snug cage for tho Insect catohor.
As soon as ho comes to an insect, ho
opens this drill and pushos this long
tongue with its barbed end into tlio in
sect and quickly draws it into its mouth.
Now, because ho has to strike so hard
in drilling, the bones of his head or
skull arc mado much stronger and
thicker than most birds, for you know
that such heavy blows would jar them
too mifch if thoy were weak heads.
And God know nil this whon Ho mado
tho woodpecker, and provided for it.
Not only Jhat, but in doing tills hard
drilling ho must hold on tightly and
firmly, or ho would slip, as soon as ho
began to work, and hero is a provision,
too ho has given him a most singular
claw, consisting of four thick toos, two
turned forward iTmrwo backward, tho
ono .resembling a spcar.xboing longest
unddtoutcst, and joined to a very short
and muscular foot, wiiich enables tho
bird to cling very firmly; and creep
in all directions around the trunks of
trees.
Ills tail, too, with its -ten stifl (mills
bent inwards and ending in stiff, hard
points, is used as a sort of rest, when
lie is employed in an uncomfortable po
sition. About the last of May the woodpeck
ers prepare to build their nests. Thoy
have a good deal of hard word to do
bo'orchaud. Tho malo bird takos the
lirst steps by cutting a hole out of the
solid wood as round as if dono by a pair
of compasses. Ho is occasionally ro
liovod ly tho female, both working
with great diligence, and although thoy
lioro six or eight inches down into the
trunk of the tree, making their nests
very rbomy, and as smooth as if polished
by an experienced hand, they are sel
dom more than a week in their con
struction. Though the nest is so large,
the entrance is just fitted to the sizo of
the owner. Often while they are work
ing they carry out the chips, strewing
them at a distance, to prevent sus
picion. When all is completed, the
bird thoroughly examines every part,
outside and in, with great care, as every
one should do who is abotit to occupy a
now dwelling. S'ho then takes full pos
session, and lays her six beautiful white
eggs upon tlio smooth bottom of tho
cavity, or on a bedding made of the
chips that have been dug out. If the
woodpeckers have had harder work in
tlio construction of their snug littlo
chambers than some of tho other birds,
thoy have tlio advantage of them in
this, that they aro lodged "high and
dry," when others nro exposed to the
peltiugs of the midnight storm.
When the young are hatched they arc.
of course, furnished with wings, but
thoy go very littlo from the enntines' of
their own homo liko some rotiring fam
ilies, that wo havo known, wllo do not
care for outside soe'ety. They seldom
share in the sports of other birds
or in their vocul concerts, and yet
thoy have their own weird songs, which
have rather a melancholy strain.
Some of the woodpeckers are very
elegant. Among them aro the gold
winged and reil-hcadcd, both of which
aro to bo found here. At the very
earliest and sweetest hours of the morn
ing you can hear them calling to their
mates, apparently talking up tho work
of the day boforo them.
The ivory-billed woodpecker is the
princo among them all. This powerful
instrument is as white as ivory and ele
gantly fluted, and can dig into tlio
hardest trees. Tho head and bill of
this strango bird used to be in great
repute among certain Indian tribes, not
only for ornament, but as a sort of am
ulet or charm, and brought fabulous
prices by way of trade. -7-Jrs. C?. Hull,
in N. 11 Observer.
Willie's Spelling Lesson.
" C-r-a-b. lobster," lisped tho little
follow at my knee.
"No, no, Willio! C-r-a-b spells crab,
a littlo fisli whoso bones are on the out
side." "O. how funny!" laughed Willie.
Then, taking a long breath, ho bent his
curly head over tlio primer, so full of
words and pictures. "H-a-t, mouse
trap!" Surely ho knew that word, for ho
had a littlo trap like the 0110 in tlio pict
ure. "O, "Willie,' I said, "your oyes aro
sharper than your cars. R-a-t spoils
rat."
"Isn't that a mouse-trap?" he asked,
poiuting a fat littlo finger at tlio picture.
"Yes, dear! R-a-t spoils the littlo
follow you soo inside."
"What a silly spoil!" oriodWillio,
throwing down his book in disgust.
"You arc not very wise yet, my dar
ling. 'Try, try, try agan,' you must
think all tho time. Now 'hero is an
easy word. Will my littlo boy look?"
Willio did look, and his blue eyes
grow briirhtor.
"That's easy,"
papa."
ho cried. "M-n-n,
think m-a-u snolls
"Why do you
papa?"
"Hocauso "
"Because why, dear?"
"Iho hat is like liana's.
n
"Whose hat, Wiliic?"
"Tho man's!" he answered.
"Ah. that is it! M-n-n spoils,
not
papa, out "
"Man!" The littlo follow was sure
this time.
"Yes dear! And o-r-a-b spells"
"The funny fish with the bones out
side his skin'
"Crab, "Willio. Now liston to tho
sounds of tho letters."
Very soon ho had learned his spoiling
lesson thrco words easy for big folks,
but hard for liltlo boys and girls. Our
Lit lie Ones.
Tn Morohantvillo, N. ,T., a mao-is-trato
lined a boy $1 for swearing. This
furnishes a basis for calculation to a
brother of Colonel Sollors, who lives in
Canulon. Ho reckons that in Camden
County thoro aro 70,000 people, half of
whom swear. That would bo 35,000'
for an oath npioco. Each follow swears
fifty times a day. That makes $1,750,
000 daily income, $12,250,000 per week,
and, counting twenty-six good working
days to the month, '$318,500,000 oacfi
month.
A man has boon nrresfod in Now
York for counterfeiting theater tickets.
His villainy has put him iir "11 box," bub
ho sighs for tlio family circle. Steuben-
ville Herald.
Now Yvirk City consumes 1,000,000,
watcrmolons a.yeur.