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THE NATIONAL TPJBTJ1SD3: WASHINGTON, D. O., JULY 22, 1882.
A PASTORAL PICTURE-
Across Uio darkness of the night
J see slender thromi of light,
Ufelit Ut piwochee swift and dear,
Tbe earliest fire-fly of tlw your.
A dhwebodted pulse le biis,
1M by toft phosphorescent gleams,
As if bonaalu his restless ray
Sttue ocoan-wave had gone astray.
A slow breeze wafts along the rill
OTio mandate of a whipjioorwill,
Whose note revengeful seems to bo
Softened by mocking fantasy.
TImj cricket's voice, nn iterant trill,
Tenses the silence of the hill,
rfec stars are cold and high to-night,
i.3 vestal virgins robed in white.
The darkness deepens; overhead
fragments of cloud arc thinly spread;
A. meteor's, brief arid baleful spark
f hurrying fire insults the dark.
. radiance of rare splendor born,
' Ike some red miracle of morn,
felting: from measureless heights of sky
v night's black breast to throb and die.
Win.. JI. Haync, in LippincoiVs Magazine.
Rural i opics.
INDUCTED 3Y WILLIAM SAUNDERS,
" - Washington, D. O.
l C0r.-eHndenccis8olIclted to this column. Com
BMislntfiiw addressed to the Rural Department
vtf PHitjSATioNAij Tbibune, CIS Fifteenth Street,
H'e2ijg.on, D. O., will be appreciated.
stroyed. The same results attend the use of
Quassia liquor; this also checks their pro
gress so long as the application can be made
without contaminating the fruit.
Flaming torches carried between the rows
in the vineyard after dusk, at the same time
shaking the vines, "will cause tho insects to
fly towards the light, and thus many will bo
consumed, but this applies only to those of
them in the winged state : the young wing
loss brood adhere to tho leaves and are not
harmed, and the insects are most destructive
while in their wingless condition.
A remedy which has been found quite
effectual in glass graperies is to mulch the
whole surface of the floor with tobacco stems,
the refuse of cigar manufactories. This has
completely routed the insects where all
other efforts to dislodge them for years has
been futile. Whether this can be made
equally eflicient in the out-door vineuard
remains to be seen. Wc have no doubt of
the efficiency of the application, but its cost
might militate against its practicability on
a large scale. Experiments should, how
ever, be made by those who suffer heavy
losses from thrips, and it may probably be
found that a few tobacco leaves sprinkled
around the stems of the plants will be all
that is necessary.
Uuuxg Lands in Florida. A
rrayear ago a company was char
y special act of the Legislature of
: for the purpose of purchasing and
ng certain tracts of land, building
oil other lines of transportation, and
r business purposes.
company has a concession for the
jon of all the Lands Ivinsr south of
h J3 24 and east of Peace Creek, an
rt"taining upwards of S,000,000 acres.
' aJ-v 'keechobee, situated about the centre
5 K :- . hot, is upwards of 40 miles in length
' it, , les in -width, or covering an area of
p 4, m0 square miles. It lias no outlet,
yj -ves the drainage of a number of
J f r creeks. During very heavy falls
i "M t.fis lake rises to such, a point as to
t l-bLly averflow its banks, but to cause the
' i" ' f the rivers to be. "backed up and
.$ie: the country.
H- . --roposed to provido against these
rfy-s: by opening canals that will not
7 . nuanently lower the level of the
i" l lso afford means of transportation
&? Ofticis of the surrounding country.
as of territory to be thus reclaimed
)0 square miles in excess of the
area of the States of Rhode Island,
, 2sev Jersey, and Delaware.
) square miles of land in the most
45 '$$ $ion of the United States will bo
wtw&M uiauie and made available for the
Mtoj.&Mr.'if crops that no other State can
.mT& ...id thus placing them beyond the
t jot uepreciating tnrongn. compe-
'J. t 4.,
or m&x i. -' .
?iS3r.r - al u .'.
jUnd8 mih - i'v.
e.Hr iM&K ill interfere -n-itb
ho that the planter
ExPERnrENTS vitii Potatoes. Dr.
Sturlevaut,-the Director of the New York
Agricultural Station, in a recent address,
indicated the nature of some of the experi
ments he has in progress by the following
in relation to the potato : 4
"Take a.potaio, peclit heavily, and plant
the peeled potato in dry soil. Tho .shoots
will grow. This shows that the potalo'shcots
penetrate further within the potato than we
have generally believed. Now plant potato
peelings. We observe that the plant is
feeble in early growth, and late in formation
of tubers. Xow plant large flat pieces of
potato. We observe a good early growth,
and a moderate formation of tubers. Now
plant single eye3 cut deeply. We observe
that these form vigorous plants, and early
and prolific tuber formation. Planlr now
potato shoots laid in the row ; Ave observe
very early iormation of potato, and prolific
acy, with moderate leaf growth. What do
these facts indicate? This: that the depth
of the cutting of the eye has more influence
on the crop than the size of the seed. In
like manner, as we investigate the potato
crop, we see marked indications that single
eyes, cut deeply, are superior for seed in
every respect to pieces of potato or whole
potatoes. That the deeper tho cut the bet
ter and earlier the crop, and that hence large
potatoes, if preferable for seed, probably de
rive their advantage from the eyes being
deeper than are the eyes from small pota
toes, for long sprouts give us earlier potato
formation than short sprouts, and the eyes
have certain analogical, resemblance to the
shoots which, they originate."
this wild-growing vine. It may prove a
highly useful addition to the vines cultivated
in France. The vine is tuberous-rooted. It
loses its leaves, aud its stalk dies every ymr,
and each year new one3 spring from the
tubers. One vino may yield 100 kilo
grammes of grapes. This it will not d as
a general rule, but I have seen vines wh'cli
bore that quantity. This vine grows Li
every section of Cochin-China, and conlx I
think, bo cultivated in -France." This is
too good to be realized, we fear.
Preserving Apples Gen. J. H. Shields,
of Los Angeles, sends us apples of the Peir
niain and other varieties sound as 6u :he
day they left the tree in 1S31, and proniis-ng
to remain sound for many days, probacy
till the first of July. They were kept in
oarreis in a tunnel. Buckets of water w )re
poured into the barrels every week or
two for some mouths after the apples w sta
gathered. The watering was discontinued
some two months since, as the apples "beieg
nearly all marketed the remnant was no
longer an object of solicitude.- The wrier
flowed down through the apples and Jilt
through auger-holes in the bottoms of !hc
barrels. The apples sent are of a neglec-fcl
and almost forgotten remnant, keeping icto
summer, and may properly be called chae
survivors. Faeijic Sural Press.
turity and Jays another set of egg?, and- of
tentimes these mature and deposit the third
brood. If ?ppks are ptoi ed In the cellar and
kept till jue 5a te spiing, with the etilar
closed, plenty of these :r hs will be seen
on the cellar windows. Jl li.-rs is also one
other advantage gained by those who catch
the rach, aud that, is, if aa orchard 13 cleared
of them, that o- ehard wilt 1 wdly be troubled
by others from neichoonnj; orchards during
the same season. Mirror end Farmer.
claimed that he had abandoned her, and
had returned to the influence of his children.
The Horse-chestnut Tree. This fteo
is a native of Greece. It is a large, &onc
what compact-growing free, and is mr:h
cultivated for its ornamental flowers and
foliage. When growing in moisu, loamy
soil, the foliage is of a deep jnreen coljr,
which it retains until late in tho season;
in warm, dry climates, or when growing ii. a
dry gravel or sandy soil, it becomes brovu
during summer, and tho leaves fade prema
turely ; or rather, the early maturity of t e
young shoots hastens the deciduous condi
tion. Tho yearly longitudinal growth of
the young shoots is completed in a few
weeks after the expansion of tho buds, in
spring. Tho flowers are very conspicnous
while their beauty lasts, and their wllU-o
cones, in contrast with the deep green leaves,
produce a beautiful combination not ex
celled by any tree of temperate climates.
The nuts of the tree contain about twenty
per cent, of starch, and various attempts
have been made to utilize
Dctch Cream. Take six tablespoonfuls
of sifi.-id sugar, six of water, six of wine, six
whole 'g3 wH beaten, juice and peel of one
lemon : boil all together. Serve cold.
Ka lkca nx x. i.a&e some good mashed
potatoes iu tho usual vay, to which add
about one-third of the quantity of finely
chopped greens; mix thsm together, season
with pepper and salt, ani serve like mashed
Tomato Pot. Peel xipo tomatoes and
snee. bpivuklo over a .tittle salt and let
them stand a few nufules; pour off the
juice and add sugar, hdlla cup of cream, one
e5, lmtfuwg, -ved eover.with a rich paste
and bake in a moderate own over half an
PiiUNE Piq. Soak cjpound of prunes over
night, so that the stone J. will silj out easily ;
stew in some water writ as many raiains as
you wiah, anil sweetonj use les water than
for sauce; whon both jiirosoft grate- in the
rind of two lemons aat; iili the pie, allowing
two crusts. " 3
To Keep Pineat:3. Pare and cut out
tho eyes of a ripe i hippie ; strip all the
pulp from the core vith a sihr fork ; to a
pint of this add a pouiid of granulated sugar;
stir occasionally until tho sugar is dissolved,
put in glass fruit cans aud turn down the
covers as closely as possible. This will keen
a long time.
Almond Custare. Take a quarter of a
pound of almonds Tflanch and beat tficm
very fine ; then put t uQm into a pint of cream
with two spoonfuls (f rose water; sweeten to
taste. Beat up the folks of four eggs very
light, and put them n ; stir all together one
way over tho fire tifl it is thick, and then
pour it into cup;.
Onions a la Gekcqttts. Peel
DEATH ON THE TURN OF DAY,
I heard a lady say to a physician the
other day : " I -was watching one night at
tl.e bedside of a dying child. I asked the
doctor when death might be looked for. He
replied: 'any time after 12 o'clock.' Why
did he set that time?" "Because," replied
the physician, " for some unexplained
reason a large majority of natural deaths,
especially vrhen the patients are children,
occur on 'the turn of day,' as the country
people say. That is, from 12 to 3, either at
noon or night." "There is no explainable
reason for this?" I asked. "None. It is
one of the mysteries that envelop death.
But of 100 persons dying by natural process,
eighty will die within three hours." Atlan
CLAIMS ! CLAIMS I
in 1S65 !
matter, and to extract tho bitter principle j off tho outer skiEacufc off tho pointed end
hed fact that the
1 lower Florida,
xd to the time
a. XK)rtlOn of-inr mnanmnd'nn
X " . WUUUUi I'LIUU
of this leverage may be enpplied from that
Tea alsfan probably le cultivated here
with moreirospect of ultimate success than
it is likely lo be in any other State. One of
the chierailial3 of tea culture in America
is an abundance of water, and it would seem
that any shortcoming in rainfalls could be
roadflj snjhwtteuted by irriction in a dis
trict ftbousfoag in cattala. The abience of
front, altltcMgti not necessary for the existence
of the teftptat, m it will iiUnd, under certain
conditieat, nu?ro oold, is jfeter of vitl
iupo0MHtt tbe commercial valve of the
article Tw made in climnUs where ttmU
occur are oeaiydared of k vaine thus. Umm
prodMced is f&mafc when tite Osmometer
never iadieACrzinpr. Thee, a lexge aera
lrof ilirttch produce tpiom, mdtim
the clovu, a. pepper, mllepiee, cUmamoB,
iVcnMjfc4(4Bectdtottcoeed. The choco
late pfeftt, Ow tamarind, the pietechio nut,
the camphor foe. aad jnay othere will uu
donhiodry succeed, no far m concerns cMmate.
Whether the hfch price of labor would not
interfere with ppvfiis as regards some of these
product is a qestiou which will be answered
in time. The importance of these lands as
addjnirwoalth tflb Ktin "r-:n at present
1 vxrtr- exti-! in pr;. ?ly pre-
' Jte rn' ' ages of
wotb' "Ct f-V. - . Man,. ported
the jo's, i,;.ou numerous, will deposit
xier 6ggs in the &nit during the process of
drying. Heavy paper bags were suggested
for keeping the froit, in which it should be
placed as soon as possible. Stout, entirely
close, boaea, carefully lined with paper, were
recommended. WJien properly preserved
evaporated fruit will keep at leaet five years,
although not so, good as when fresh. Xeio
Classification of Soil. Prof. Johnston
classifies soils, according to their clayey or
sandy proportions, thus:
First. Pure clay, from which no sand can
be washed. Py(T(f
Second. Strong clayjor brick .day, which
contains from five to' twenty per. can of
Third. Clay loam, which contains from
twenty to forty pes cent, of saud. , ' .
Fourth. Loam, which has from forty
to seventy per cent, of sand.
Fifth. Sandy doam, wbVh has from sev
enty to ninety per cent, of sand.
Sixth. Light sand, which has less than
ten per cent, of clay.
Sandy soils, then, are those which consist
mainly of grains of sand, or silica or flint,
aud is railed a silicious soil. lTature never
bestowed upon man a soil of greater capa
bility of being made lastingly fertile than
the sandy, hght soil of New England.
Gravelly soils need no desaription, though
there are rich gravels and poor gravels,
depending upon tho rock3 of which they
are composed, and the substances which are
mixed among them. Clay soils coneiat
I largely of alumina; that its, having such an
I abandonee of clay that it i called the "clay
metal." Clay iteelf is a compound" of silica
(sead), acid, alumina, and water. It also
containe poUeA, aodt and lime. It forma a
compact, mtty eaitfa, wrt to the Umcli, sticky
in a moist atate and very hard whim dry.
Chalky mil have been farmed from rock
in which limo was abundant.
Peaty il need no dufcoription, although
they differ very widely.
Alluvial soi! are formed by deposits of
&, loam, and gravel brought down by
rivers. They are often very rich, being
composed of a multitude of thin layers of
mud, in which nil sort of fertilising mate
rial is mixed. Loamy soils contain a large
portion of decayed matter, humus or muck,
as it is called. Woody fibre in a state of
decay acquires a dark lor, aud ultimately
becomes mould. Loam contains a variety
of ingredients, as clay, sand, lime, iu addi
tion to humus. It is a loose, friable de
scription of soil, e;isy to cultivate, and :is to
texture is the most desirable description of
land for purposes of tillage.
Which makes them unfit for hnmnn ftinfc.
This bitterness is removed by simply wash
ing the flour mado from the uuts tvif.lt
water. A paste mado from the flour is used
by bookbinders and pasteboard manufac
turers, its bitterness saving it from the
attacks of insects. The bitter principle
is called csculin. In some parts of Europe
the nuts form a portion of the food given.fo
horses and other animals; water in which'
they are boiled is used for bleaching homj.
flax, and other fabrics. I
The following products arc obtained frotii
the nuts in France, where numerous effort
hare been made lo utilize them : f, '
An alkaline lye from the burnt seed xkd
sels; a charcoal from the skin of the im'
which forms the base o :ow. tj
: . e"iiJt
inks'from the amylace
is extracted, which can
dextrine, glucose, alcol.
jjuiy matter wnicu serv( ' 1 ;;,
Qf soap', and- -vdch v is
render certain mineral co' ,v, . . 11
solid; a yellow coloring - m.u., . fljb&
serves for different purposes. Tho aslia-M-
tho burned nuts contain 75 per cent, of pf
iiKo a cigar, put Hem in a deep dish, and
put a piece of butt .t and a little gait and
peppsr en the place whore the point has
been cut off; cova: them with a plate or
dish and let theti bvko for not less than
three hours. Tluy will throw out a deli
CnocoLATE E-n-KE Stir quarter nf a
pound of butter o- r the fire tutii quite soil
audcrcamiu;:; pm iwo good cake of vanilla
flavored chocolate on. a tin plate and sprinkle
them gradually with milk until they become
so soft that you can mix them with the but
ter, then stir them well into it. Serve cold
in whatever ship i you like.
Orange Sroxax. To one pint of isin
glass di&solved iu a pint of boiling water
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HANDSOME CORSETS FOR A BRIDE.
A pair of corsets reserved for a West Side
lady who is to be married shortly were of
delicate gaslight blue satin, trimmed with
Duchess lace put on an open-work insertion
run with pink cord. The garment closed
by invisible clasps and laced with pink
cord. Act ops the upper and lower parts of
tho back were set a dozen or more tiny pink
bows, while down the front and across the
lower edge were pink rosebuds worked in
floss and ''born to blush unseen." The not
over-courteous saleswoman told us they were
valued at 27. These satin goods are well
made, of good fit, and certainly very service
able. Although not infptirlPfl in Tin lour,.
dried, they can be kept very nicely if rubbed
with a soft flannel cloth aud rolled up with
perfumery. Chicago Fashion Letter.
ANECDOTE OF WEBSTER,
In Horatio Alger's popular life of Daniel
Webster there is a new and clever story of
that statesman. He was very fond of shoot
ing. One day he had gone to Chalsea beach
to shoot wild fowl. While lying among the
tall grass he watched from his concealment
tho flocks of birds as they flew over the
beach and adjacent waters. A flock ap
peared flying quite low, and he lowered the
muzzle of his gun below the horizontal
range to bring the birds before his eye. He
.met., iiuu lUHumuy mere -was a loud, cry
from the beach below. In alarm Mr. Web
ster rushed down the bank, and descried a
stranger rubbing his face and shoulder rue
fully. Tho sportsman himself was not
looking his best. His raiment was disor
dered and his faco was begrimed with
powder. "My dear sir," he inquired
anxiously, "did I hit you?" The man
auswered resentfully, " Yes, you did hit me;
and from your looks, I should think that I
am not the first man you have shot, either."
ONE OF A SERIES. ,
Just before a western-bound' train left the
.Union depot, Detroit, the other morning, a
masher, with his little grip-sack, slid around
to a woman standing near the ticket office
aud remarked :
"Excuse me, but can I be of any assistance
m puT5jynui& o,.r 1. jket?"
or!f !" . fie short Teply,
. ii fftrtiAti
GrEOBGE E. LEMON,
Ofllce, 015 Fifteenth St., (Citizen's National Dank,)
TFASIITNGTON, D. C.
P. O." Deatver 325.
If wounded, injured, or have contracted any dis-COi-c.
however sliflit. Mm ,i;ar.i,;i;... 1 .
Thousands entitled. V" " ""
Widows, minor children, dependent mothers, fa
niers, and minor brothers and sisters, in the order
named, are entitled.
War of 1S12. '
All suryivinsr officers and soldiers of this war.
whether m the Military or Naval terviee of the
United Mates, who served fourteen (It) days; or, if
Inn battle or skirmibh, for a less period, and tho
willows of such who have not remarried, are en
titled ton pension of ciht dollars a month. Proof
ot loynrty 13 no longer required in these claims.
Increase of Pensions.
Pension laws are more liberal now than former
ly, and many nro now entitled to a hither rata
than they receive.
From and after January, 1SS1, 1 shall make no
cliaraes for my serried in claims for increase of
pension where no new disability is alleged, unless
i-uccessful in procuring the increase.
Restoration to Pension Roll.
Pensioners who have been uiiiustly dropped
from the pension roll, or who-n uphin imr. k,.
stricken therefrom by reason of failure to draw
their pension for a period of three years, or bv
reason of rc-enlfstmcnt, may have tlleir pensions
renewed by corresponding with this House.
from one regiment or vessel and enlistment in an
other, is not a bar to pension in cases where tha
wound, disease, or injury was incurred while in tho
service of the United States, and in the hue of
Survivors of all wars from 1700 to March 3, 1855
and certain heirs, are entitled to one hundred and
sixty acres of land, if not already received. Sol
diers of the late war not entitled.
tt MAmJske iu
Summwh Minck Pur. Six sola crackers
ash. The bark hasbenn noil as .n .niHtitntf. iea une Wa "P cold water, one oud
for cinchona. Tannin is found in sill parts of JuoIoS9t cuo cup of brown sugar, one eua
the tree, leaves, bark, and fruit. The bo- Ur culojr' on an(l a haif CU1)S of "!
tanical name of the tree is jEacuIus Jlinpocat-tanum.
Notk3 ox Swixk. Hon. John Went
worth says: "I have bred Suffolk pigs since
185-1, within eight miles Of tho stock yards,
and have heard all sorts of hog dealers talk
and I still keep them. I koep no others
because of my logepr.nco with SOifolkg.
A farmer in National Lire Stock Journal
writes: "I obtained a stock of full-Wood
Poland-China sows and crossed with an Es
sex loar. The stoek produced by this crosti
are, in ray opinion, xbe finest and most pro
fitable for the producer aud the consumer.
Their tltwh is tender aud fitely flavored ;
Uiey will fatten profitably at any age, and
are very fine and mce to look at. In short,
l.hty pooMtoS all the defeimi requirement,
and make a hog that will weigh from J00 to
375 pounds from eleven to thirteen nioulhd.
ITiey till the bill exactly!" i
Another farmer &ays)in Michigat Farmer:
" If the oUject is to produce a superior qual
ity of delicious and wholesome pork, beauti
fully mixed with lean aud lat that is temut-
ing and enjoyable from almost every part of ' childron
tne animal, 1 can safely recommend tho ' aged thil
.bfcrkslnre.. Thoy arc the most hardy of all
the improved swine species, always healthy
and thrifty, and generally docile and quiet,
in their natures, besides being very proline
perhaps more so thau any other of the im
proved breeds. Tho sows aro invariablv
butler, one cup of raiains seeded and chop
ped, one cup of currants, two eggs beaten
light, one tablespoonful of cinnamon and all
spice mixed, one tifioonftil of nntmefr. one
teaspoonfnl of cloves, one of salt, one of black
liniDOAX Strw. Tako tho remains of a
.cold fowl, cut it in pieces and j.nt it in a
Ktewpau; add two ladleluls of sonp, one
tablegpoonful of anchovy sauce, one large
glass of white wine, one tablespoonful of
flour, and sufficient tock to cover the ineaL
- v-o-r i.f
- if. I'.t? 'i
I shall be glaf
go At-est, I pre
Land warrants purchased for cash at tho highest
market rate, and assignments perfected.
Prisoners of War,
Uation money promptly collected.
Amounts due collected without unnecessary,'!.
lay. Such claims cannot be collected without tv
Horses Lost in Service.
Claims of this character promptly lUtemfe! ;
Many claims of this character hr brm on -nconsly
rejected Wrr,pondeice in such mw
Bounty and Pay.
ft ".- iiioas JtrompUy mmd.
Property taken by the Army fi
States-riot in Insurrection.
"Going as fur as Chicago ?" -
"Ah -yesT-io Chicago. I also take the
traiu for Chicago. Besr your pardon, but
didn't I meet you in Buffalo last fall?3
"Ah ! Then it was at Syracuse."
Nor I wonder where I have
''You saw mo enter the depot about five
nyha.eg ago with my hus'band, I presume!"
"Yes, sir, and if you'll only stay around
here three minutes longer you'll make the
fifth fellow of your kind that he has turned
s of tMs tbamcter win
IHttvMed tbrv wfb feiari h.A.
f Hot tiled prior to UmI datetltey mm
pw tvntm SiHtenrj
In addltluH to ih luim -w-
wl :?mvr1 ebritnH of cTrrjr ito-rripttm, pmcrTw
reHiffriu iufi xnce mm! Mhr Humw
ll! I?tnf. t-w", mid alt th Dtmait.
nu of the Ckven.met.
We invit corrmpomin from all interested, jw
Mtriwjc Umsmi of tin. utmost pntopUtttde, enrxv.
Twill US M "" Mrwtoil tir
GEORGE E. LEMON.
oue lare onion (first fried in butter), cay-I over to the coroner this month!"
enne jwp)er and pickled oysters ; stir it ud
j stew gently for twojioars. Cover it cloa
and wren servmg.Aip
squeeze half a lemon
NO FOOL LIKK AN OLD FOOL,
Vh OdogOHarian 3!rrlfts -Young Wider in Haste
and Hciie-tirst Lvbuw.
Jflhn I). Huntington, of-Brooklyn, who is
nearly eigtlity-five yearaofage, and
ker, three months
s protests of his
i "' Cobnrii, a widow,
is housekeeper for
t "- 'aged bridegroom
ioperfcy to her, in-
Sorae mashers would have made a run for.
itybut this one didn't. He went off on the
gallop, and as he wauted to go light he left
his grip-sack and a ton of brass behind him.
WIT AMD HUMOR.
" What shall we do with our wives
who is 1
Him lit r
I "e'-'j "
a retired -first
good milkers and mothers. They mature t erty thafci
Orihxtal Poppy. This
is one of the
Tirana ok GitAfE Vines. One of the
most troublesome tsiioniies to the grape vine
is the small grayish fly called thrips, also
known a. the viae-fretter. Their presence
canbeaotocted,ereaat a considerable dis
tance, by the oolo- the leaves, which be
come brown, and Ultimately shrivel and
become quite crisp, aia of course useless, as
the thrips increase. On approaching a tl.rm
infested vine, Uie-igts fly int0 a person s
face, and operations among the pliuits are
renderod erceediiglj annoying. IM ty
3ards, where the jrape vine is perfccUyat
home, so to speak, the protection and shel
ter from buildings affording climatic condi
tions specially su t1 1 it, the crops are al
most yearly destroyed; pr greatly injured, by
these insects, and cymi in vineyards wo have
seen acres where the ofiop was rendered ut
terly worthless by them. Various method
of destroying these pests have lou tried;
ey ringing tho plants tfilb tobacco water will
keep them in check, bnt when the fruit bo
jins to ripen the ajplieation must be dis
continued; otherwise, tho fruit will absorb
the flavorof tha toJiacdo-: anila e:v a" the
most showy of hardy plants for the flower
border. It flowers very profusely in early
summer, and the flowers are of great size
and have an intense, bright crimson, nearly
scarlet color. A small patch will throw up
many flowers, producing a striking effect,
owing to their size and conspicuous color!
It is entirely hardy and reuuires 110 care
after once having been set out.
Apple-tbee Bokeks The beetle of the
apple-borer is striped browu-aud-white and
measures about three-lbjmhs of an ineh in
length. It deposits its eggs during the
early summer in tho bark of the trees near
the ground. Here the larva! is hatched, be
coming a whitish grub, which saws its way
into the tree, perforating in all directions,
and sometimes completely girdlintr it.
quite early, aud at eight or nine months
will give from two hundred to two hundred
and fifty pounds of pork, and in many cases
much more with extra care."
giving a, so
I personal properly,
"v honse. ITesub-
' -tition by her that
: -tapiece of prop-
- 'ihoub tob fore-
the money by
- upon the house
j -woj.'pc-'' i&i!tfeL jitad
5tUr op ht tjij ig
Tukerous-kootkd Gkapevixk. Since
the Phylloxera, or grape-root lonsc, has
made such ruinous havoc of European vine
yards, speculations have len rife in regard
to some kind of substitute for wine-making.
A member of the Society of Agriculture, of
France, has been at much pains in extolling
the Uo,t as a plaut which will furnish a
wine to take the place of grape wino. The
red beet he regards as "without a rival in
the whole world for its incomparable quali
titoin Api-flfcung n hygionjc boverage."
,., iwest diicovery is that of a
tnbronrooti vine, which seems to have
Imhmi fornw! timnltaoeoualy in Central Africa
utu-uaina. umoerning this vine
r: . who first sent seeds of the pJa-it to
l jaw,uays-ofit; "I strongly recommend
CATCifixo Coddilvg JioTiis. We have,
heretofore experimented Avith all the various,
methods of destroying the pest of the apple'
orchard, and aro fully convinced that all
other methods amount to nothing compared
wide-mouthed traps, mieh as discarded tin
fruit, cans, bated with molasses, vinegar, and
water, and mixed in the proportion of foiu
parts of water, to two of vinegar and one of
When we consider that this is one of the
most important insects that we have to deal
with, and that it is one of the greatest curses
01 the fruit-grower, it is a mystery to us why
tnose who have fruit-trees will not make an
effort to totally annihilate this pest, This
method is so simjrfc, so easy of application, so
cheap, and, labtly, so effectual, that there is no 1
excuse for not applying 1 he remedy. This
moth-miller is scarcely over seen, many per- 1
fcons having never seen one. It is a very ob
scure insect, and most people have no .idea
what it is. One reason why this is so, is
that ifis very small; another is that it is a
night-flyer; and another is its habit of fliu
1 t it.. I ri. . 1 . - r
15 is saiti, wju instead 01 executing a mort
gage he had signed deed of the hodse,
transferring it to a clerk iq the office of his
lawyer, and that the clerk had transferred
the house to the bride, who now had all of
his property, while he was penniless and in
debt. Then 'ho rptumed to tne home of his
children, who had been alienated from hiui
by his marriag.-, and, visiting Justice Fisher,
complained .tha'. his wife lino cruelly abased
him. Mrs. Huntington wu,, arrested, and
was before Justice Fisher upjn a charge of
assanl'ing her husband. Mr. Huntington
Had already tcsv.iied that bis wife hail
proved a virago after marriage, ami that
while ho had previously believed that she
was a lady of good bretrthig aud would msvke
his old ae happy, ho had come to be in fear
of his life. Ho taid that she had often"
threatened him, and siid to him, putting
Iiai-linnfl in 1ltr TMVVf ' T Ii..,,., i;ji
..i .......... ...uwu. a. .litrij it ULllO
thing here that will down any man, and
if you don't look out I will s-hoot you."
Once she flourished knife about him, and
another time she slapped him in the face.
He said slrtj had joined the B.iprist Church
but shu used to swear at him at such a rate
ting about in such a way that you can hardly j that ho informed her rstor, and charges he
get your eyes upon it. This insect works in said, were preferred against her. She
tho night and deposits its eggs by bumpin
up against the apples, usually putting tho
ogg into the blossom end, and seldom laying
two eggs in the samo apple, and almost
never, if there are apples enough to go
around, each insect laying from one to two
hundred eggs, or about an average of one
hundred. There is great difficulty in get
ting rid of this pest, as it has two or three
successive broods. The first comes to ma-
threatened to get a divorce from him and
make him support her, and when ho refused
to pay about 900 legal expenses occasioned
by tho transfer of -his property to her, she
threatened to sue him. Mrs. Huntington
testified that her husband had a violent
temper, aud that he treats d her brutally at
limes. Ho once burst into her 100m and
acted so violently that she was obliged to
use force lo restore him to his.senses. She
the serious question which heads an article
of importance going the rounds of the nress.
"Why not Utahlize them?" said the para
graphed Then thero was a report as if a
cannon had exploded and a wc-shall-meet-and-we-shall-miss-rhem
expression on the
faces of the surviving members of the force.
A Boston man, seeing another man with
a fine umbrella raised over his head during
a shower, and thinking he was a friend, ran
up to him, and for a joke, said : "I'll take
that umbrella, please." The victim proved
to be a stranger, but he handed it over and
saw: -un, it's yours, is it?" and broke
If a musician enjoys himself without
"measure," can he have a good time? Mimi
" Father, you are an awful brave man,"
said a Detroit youth as ho smoothed down
tho old man's gray locks the other evening.
"How do you know that, Willie?" "Oh,
I heard some men down at the. stnm uo,-
Ihul you killed thousands of soldiers during
the war." "Mo? Why, I was a beef con
tractor for the army! " Yes, that is what
they said!" exclaimed young innocence as
he slid for the kitchen. Detroit Free Press.
"How beautiful those fields of grain are!"
-said she, as she leaned heavily on his shoul
der in the carriage. "Yes, very beautiful.
Those are fields of rye." " Oh ! Is that the
way that delicious rock and rye I took for a
cold last winter grows?" And they rode
right along beneath the trees and by the
fields, he in mute admiration at her inno
cence and biie more than ever pleated with
th'jv marvels-of nature.
" I declare ! " exclaimed Foeg at the dinner-table
to-day. "This is the most affec
tionate pio I ever saw." "Affectionate pie?"
cried every one at tho table, including tho
landlady. "Yes," said Fogg; "the upper
aud lower crusts are so confoundedly affec
tionate that xhey couldn't get anything be
A single pew in a New York church costs
$w,uuu a year. (Jomo unto me, all ye that
labor and aro heavy laden, and I will give
you rest." Terms, $3,000 a year.
In a certain street aro three tailors. The
first to set up shop hung out his sign: "Here
is the best tailor in town." The next put
up: "Here is the best tailor in the world."
The third simply had this; "Here.js-tho
best tailor in this street."
As this may rench the hands of some persons un
acquainted with this IIoum. we append hereto iw
specimens of the testimony in our possession
copies, of letters from ,-overal gentlemen of political
and military .hstinction, and widely known
throughout the Lmted States:
House op RnpREsisrrATivK
VVAbiiiNOTOX, D. C, March . 1S75.
.From several years' acquaintance with Captain
George h. Lemox of thL city, I cheerfully com
nicnil him as a gentleman of int.-grity and well
quahhed to attend to the collection of bounty and
other claims against tho Government. His expe
rience in that line gives him superior advantage
W. P. SPIiAGl'E. M. C,
T.,r. rJr'ftee'uh D''strict of Ohio.
JAS. D. STttAWBRIDGE, Si. C.
Thirteenth District of Pennsylvania.
HOUSE OP RErnESCNTATIVES,
, it "VVAsm.vr.TOX, D. C, March 1. 1S7S.
We tho undersigned, liaving nn acquaintance
with Captain George E. Lemo.v for the past few
years, and a knowledge- of the systematic manner
in which lu conducts his extensive business, and of
his reliability for fair anil honorable dealin" con
nected therewith, cheerfully commend him to
A. X. RICE, Chairman
Committee on Invalid Pensions, House liens
AV. F. ;s LEMONS. 3L C "
Second District of Ark.
Fourth District of Wis.
K. W. TOWNSHEND, M. C.
Nineteenth District of III.
Citizens' National Bank,
Washington. D. C. Jan. it, 1S79.
Captain Gkokge E. Lemon, attorney and agent
for the collection of war claims nt Washington city,
is a thorough, able, and exeeeilintrlv well-mt'ir.ui
man of business, of high character, and entirely
responsible. I believe that the interests of all
having war claims requiring adjustment cannot bo
conlided to safer liands.
JSTO. A. J. CRE3WELL.
.5-Any person desiring information as to mi
standing and respoii-ibilily will, on request, be fur
nished with a .-atbfaclory reference in his own
vicinity or Congressional District.
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