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THE NATIONAL , TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 1883.
Some Practical Surest ions for Our
The truffle is .1 subterranean fungus which
grows a few inches below the surface of the
ground, and is collected by the aid of swine
and dogs which arc educated to scent it out
and indicate its presence by scraping or point
ing to the spot where it may be found. Tru files
are globular and vary in sie, sometimes
weighing one pound and upwards; some are
black in color, with an uneven, rough, warty
outface- and a variously marbled, firm, fleshy
Interior. One species, Tuber xsiimm, is found
in Britain and is about the size of a walnut.
Another species. Taher mclanospoiinn, is largely
produced and consumed in France, is richly
trentcd and of superior flavor. A third species,
Tuber magtmt'tm, is known as the Picdmontese
truffle, and is the most celebrated of all. Truf
fles constitute a much esteemed luxury. They
are used, like the mushroom, in sauces, gravies,
and for scanning many culinary preparations;
they arc considered indigestible and injurious
to health when eaten in large quantities.
It is said that truffles occur only in calcareous,
or calcareous and argillaceous soils: thoy aie
found both 011 plains and declivities, and gener
ally on ground shaded more or less by tree-;, but
sometimes in the-open fields. Much has been
written on the cultivation of truffles, and many
tuals have In en mane to subject them to a
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regular system of culture, but mostly these ex
periments have been unsuccessful. In some
places, in certain calcareous soils, their pro
duction is effected by simply sowing acorns,
and when the oaks produced from these have
attained the age often or twelve years, truffles
begin to appear. Truffles have also been pro
duced in artificial beds made up of calcareous
soil mixed with small stones, pieces of chalk,
marl and shells. Uipe truffles are then planted
below tho surface, and in this way the fungus
has been cultivated, but no satisfactory return
has been received from artificial culture.
TO GROW STRAWBKRRIES.
The main points involved in the successful
culture of this fruit, as recognized by our best
cultivators, are as follows:
1st. Prepare the ground by deep plowing and
6ubsoiliug; apply a dressing of rotted manure
equal to twenty cords per acre; spread it over
the ground and mix with the surface soil by
repeated and thorough disintegration with a
harrow. The best crops are produced on strong,
loamy soils; if somewhat clayey it will be all
the better, provided it is drained.
2d. Give the plants plenty of space; the rows
Ehould not be less than thirty inches apart,
and the plants about half that distance between
each other in the rows.
3d. Bcuiqvc all runners as they appear, and
keep the surface well pulverized and clean
during summer after the crop has been gath
ered in old plantations the sa.nc cleanly treat
ment applying to newly set out plants. If
young plants are wanted, keep a portion of the
plantation for the purpose.
4th. Cover the plants in winter, after the
freezing weather sets in, with straw, leaves or
other similar material, as a partial protection
from injury by frosts.
5th. Do not disturb the roots, by any process
of cultivation, from the month of September
until after the crop has been gathered.
Otli. Alakc a new plantation every year, and
destroy the old plants after they have produced
a second crop.
We know that strawberries may bo grown,
after a fashion, even should any one or more
of these rules be ignored, but the best results
will follow when they are strictly recognized
and acted upon. We might instance that the
plants may not be destroyed, or even seem
ingly injured, if left uncovered during the most
severe of winters, but it does not follow that
their fruiting capacities are therefore unim
paired. A prominent and one of the most ex
tensive stawberry growers in this country once
made the statement that a portion of his crop
left unprotected during winter yielded at the
rate of about 50 bushels per aere, while the
protected portion of tho same field produced 210
bushels per acre. In this case, therefore, it
was evident that protection protected.
The Forestry Convention ought to turn its
attention to the annual burning over which is
prevalent throughout Florida. Tens of thou
sands of acres arc annually burned over in that
State by the cattle-owners for the supposed
purpose of improving the quality of their
grazing areas. Most of these lauds arc covered
with pine trees, and these suffer from the
flames, and, of course, all young growths are
injured, if not entirely destroyed. Most all
parts of Southern Florida arc fired during the
months of January and February, so that the
whole country is submerged in smoke. Hun
d:eds of thousands of cattle roam these forests,
where they feed, and are sold oil yearly for the
Cuban and other markets in the West India
Islands. This annual burning has a most
disastrous effect on the lands, destroying every
vestige of vegetable matter on the surface, and
there are no lands on this continent where
vegetable matter is more needed than in the
sandy pine lands of Florida. This burning is
injurious to the grasses, as has hseu proved in
Texas, where it h:is been prohibited by law,
and the pastures are said to be improving in
value since the firing has been stopped.
RAISIN MAKING IK CALIFORNIA.
One essential of a good raisin is that, the
grapes must be fully ripe. Unripe grapes will
not make a raisin at all. In picking, the
bunch is held by the stem and all imperfect
berries removed, care being taken that the
bunches arc not touched by the hands, as it
destroys the bloom and very much mars the
uiH'ntuce of the raisins. They aie then laid
on wooden fray-., two feet by three feet, made
of half-inch lumber, planed on one side and
nailed to elect or end-pieces two feet long by
oi.c and a half inches deep and one inch wide.
The trays are u-uhiIv filled with twenty
pounds of grajK'S, whitJi shrink two-thirds in j
ur nig. j-roin iwo 10 mre." wec-Ks are usually
sufficient to dry them. Wiicn about half dry
t'iy are usually turned, which is done by
pl.nhi" an inverted imply tray on top of a fall
n:- and turning both ovt r at the mum time.
Toe grupes are u-Tiilly left in the vineyard
lis : ing th j drying pror-eos. although some carry
tin la out entirely to clear ground.
P'.ytne is a well-known Iow-
n shrub, a native of Southern
neatly cultivated in gardens
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r' 1 iirioati tm.tlnlt, rnted bo'ie dust lnt-
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crushed. In making soap much fine phosphate
of lime is thrown out in the shape of half
eaten bones and in lye. Soapsuds are also a
fine addition to the manure or compost heaps.
In these arc found not only the alkalies, of
soda and potash, but also much nitrogenous
matter in the shape of grease. All these assist
in enriching our heap. No farm yard is with
out the richest guano. It is true the guano of
the shops is from sea-birds, whoso food is fish,
but the guano of the chicken-house is exceed
ingly valuable and well worth saving. Mixing
it with soil or ashes and sowing over a garden
plat rather thinly for it is very rich its
efi'ccts are seen to the row. However, the
dung of fowls, and especially of pigeons, is
best applied in the form of solution. It is not
apt to burn up the plant in this manner. One
part of manure to ten parts of water will make
a fine wash for vines or for fruit trees; it is
unexcelled. Another addition to the heap is
skms, carrion, either of animals or fowls, scales
of fishes, hair, hoofs, in fact every kind of ani
mal sultancc that may come within Teach
that is worthless.
A LESSOR FK05I CAIiBAGES.
Almost every one knows timt cabbages will
not grow fast or head out well unless they are
hoed very often. Many have also learned this
crop docs the best if hoed very early in the
morning while thft dew is on the ground.
Hoeing later in the day when the dew has
evaporated, will not have tho same effect.
The reasons appear to be these : The dew, being
covered with soil, is retained and helps keep
the earth moist. It contains a large amount of
oxygen, which it took from the air. These
act to decompose the soil and to hasten the
growth of the plants. It also absorbs a large
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I quantity ol ammonia, winch is directly taken
up by the plants. Now the same causes ought
to produce the f-anie effect on other plants, and
it has been found by observing farmers that
they do. Market gardeners prefer to have po
tatoes hoed either when tho soil is wet with
dew or after a slight rain. Observations made
by 0110 of the best farmers in Wisconsin, ex
tending through many years, convinced him
that there was great advantage in ploughing
land while it was wet with dew. Especially
was this the case when clover or grass was
ploughed under. It was found that the clover
and grass rotted much sooner, and that the
su receding crops were larger and of better
quality. Chicago Times.
THE WOOD FILE.
Wood cut during the three months that pre
cede the first of the year is much more valuable
than if cut during the three months that suc
ceed that time. During tho latter part of
autumn and the first of winter there is little
action in the sap, and therefore tho wood is not
filled with it. Those who neglect to cut their
wood until February or March should never
leave it in four-feet lengths where it is cut. but
should at once haul it home and saw it into
proper lengths for fire wood, not neglecting to
pile it up so it can be rapidly dried by the
March and April winds. If cut in autumn,
there is not the necessity foi being so partic
ular, but it may be sawed and split any time
during the spring, and housed at once, if tho
wood-house is where t lie air can pass freely
through it. White birch cut in the latter part
of winter becomes almost wothlcss if left in the
woods until August. Pino cut in winter or in
the early spring not only makes poor wood,
but also poor lumber; being filled with sap, it
invites a class of destructive worms or borers,
which not only eat away the inner bark, but
eat large numbers of holes in the solid wood,
thus destroying it for lumber, and greatly in
juring it for fire wood. Pine wood should
never bo left in the woods to dry, but should
be piled on high, dry land, and split fine,
so it will dry through before the first of June.
This will also prevent the wood from turning
black. Mass. I'loughman.
Dr. X. P. Allen, of Smith's Grove, Kentucky,
says: "The cultivation of the pear has been
neglected to that extent that we have but little
of this delicious fruit, either for family use or
for market. Much of the soil of Kentucky is
well suited for pear culture, and had we planted
it as we have apples and peaches, we might now
have not only a home supply, but a surplus to
ship to other markets. The valuable varieties
of pears are increasing, and the time of ripen
ing is being lengthened until now we have
pears from Juno till December. I am satisfied
from observation and examination of the old
varieties grown in the State that pear culture
can be made very piofitable, and that it might
be made to rank in value with that of the
apple and peach crop of the State. What we
need is a list of tho most valuable pears for
farmers to plant and to bring before them tho
importance of their cultivation. I would rec
ommoud the following varieties: Tyson, Bart -lett,
Seckle, Beurre d' Anjou, and Lawrence.
While apples and peaches are short-lived, the
pear will live and bear fruit for centuries.
This society can do much for our State by
bringing the importance of pear culture for
family use and for market prominently before
TO MAKE PA USAGES.
To 50 pounds of meat, ready cut and assorted
for grinding, put 1-1 ounces of sifted salt, (1
tablespoon fuls of pepper and S of sage, rubbed
through a sifter. When some of the meat is
ground, fry and try it. If more sage or pepper
is needed, add some, but add no more stilt.
After all is ground, knead it over well; then
make out into cakes of suitable size for the
table, fry a little brown and pack down close in
small tin or other vessels, pouring over them
the grease that fries out, adding sufficient lard
to cover the whole, to exclude the air. Keep
in a cool, dry cellar, and it will be just as fresh
and nice when opened at next harvest as when
it was made. Old tin fruit-cans, with the tops
cut oil' close around the edge with a sharp
chisel, make very nice cans to pack in.
BEET ROOT SUGAR.
According to the Journal des Fabricanls de
Sucre, the production of beet-rool sugar in Eu
rope this year amounts to 1,120,00') tons, an
increase of 137.500 tons over last ye-ar. Ger
many is still the great, st producer, heading
the list with 075.000 tons; Austrian-Hungary
ranks u-xt with 450,000 tons; France third,
with -110,000 tons; Polish lin&da fourth, 275.
THE 'ORX PROP.
This is, next to grass, the great crop of tho
count rv, grown eeryilure except on the high-
' est elevations, and producing an aggregate in
comparison with which all the maize grown in
1 the remainder of the world is quite insiguifi-
. cant. Ka:isa' produces more than Houmania,
Ohio more th.m Hungary, Pennsylvania more
than France, and Michigan more than Italy.
I Illinois in 1-7H produced nearly as much a.s the
average crop of a 11 Kuiope. The United States
, will, tho present seavjit, quadruple the 1-hiro-
Miin harvests. The area in maize lias nearly
'doubled sii.ee- 11-70. The census report -d the
j crop or J.SolJat 700,04 3,510 bushels. The esti-
1 inaled annual average for six years, from 1-71
to l-7, inclu i ve. slightly exe eds l,iMMi,uiM,0t!0
. IhisIkIs: foi the Left mx yt-His it falls but little
short of 1,5JU0MJK biish-.-h. The uM-ragc
ivoii.Mitiiptioii f-r twelve years is about 1,150,-
lU!,O00 litiohels. The present reouir. ment is
about 1.4OC.O0O.00O, aiid 100.0MV0( exii-eds
the highest ii-JT'iic-i if cxportat.on. Lilt there
j is so mueii course material available, as Mibsti-
1 tales in feeding, that the absolutely necessary
eti.Mimpt:,is isdjfhcilt to fix. The yield per
! a-w foi trtehe joir-i has been -Jo bushels, rarely
rising much above or tailing below that figure,
Ihoiudi the average for the last year was but
lro" bushels, tin lowest ev recorded; the
next lowest, -W.7, that of the disastrous car
I The loss of 500,000,000 bu-hels in 1 mI, re
I di.ei-ij. the supply 3OO,OU0,4JUU bushels lielow the
iej:n ment-ol consumption and ciortatioii,
f 11 up prie' s o'O r cent., and produced a d
tiiiiiin.il ion to secure a large crop the present
t:u. The luteueMi of the spring, rains and
tiosteof April and May, causd consternation
tor a time; but lvplautinir, in many instances
for the Mx'oiid time, resulted in some increase
of area. July came, with the j.lantt, small and
disImil fjum frost and excess of moisture,
but improving. As it wan said in the Septcui
bei rcjiori, "the heavy production of l-7! and
Iwil cannot Ik, approached under the most
iavorablc cm unistane-es" of the latter K;"-on ;
not very marly not within 8 per cent., or
more than one huudred million bu-hels. The
estimates of yield jier aer, in Xoveinlier, fol
lowing these reports of condition, made an
average of hctwwn l and 25 bushels per aere,
wliih; thvuvciage yield of 170 was between 8
The De-emler re'lurns make direct compari
son with the product of last year. In Novem
b r the yield per at re was reported, and in
l Jcto!er the last n-port of condition of the grow-me'ir-ps
Tin rsiiif-e of aiiatiou in r suits of
'l,icthiei Mi'iaH ti --is i almut '5 pi i eHJllt,
W i1j s . t 'i i i ('. i u t In 1 1 ndi ii v of
luxjic u u.jt i iJuinialiuu ii towar-li icd ic-
tion. The present and final returns aggregate
in round numbers 1,025,000.000 bushels. The
permanent estimation will be published after
analysis of all records of area, condition and
production of the year, and conscientious ad
justment of all possible ilifi'orenccs.
There is also much reduction in quality
and intrinsic value in the Northwest from im
maturity and injury by" frost, especially iu
Iowa. The statistical agent of that State ex
presses the opinion that it will take three
bushels to equal the value of two bushels of
good corn. From Report of Commissioner of Agri
culture for 18S2.
TVAsniNG rnuiT trees.
There arc insects common to all trees, and it
is only hy constant care that we can get satis
faction from our trees. On the pear and apple
there is a scale insect which attaches itsedf to
the bark, and injures the trees if allowed to re
main. It is known that any greasy matter is
death to insects. Thus there are many com
pounds of this nature used for washing trees.
One form of wash is made by adding one pound
of whale oil soap to three gallons of warm
water, stirring well and applying with a still'
bioom or brush. Tho trunk should be rubbed
thoroughly and haul, to remove as much as
possible of loose bark, so that the liquid may
reach every part of the surface. Another good
wash is a weak lye from wood ashes. A third
wash is made by adding two quarts of soft
wtiter to one gallon of soft soap. Place these in
a vessel over ihc tire, and, when warm, the soap
and water readily combine by stirring, and
should be applied like the whale oil applica
tion. The best results are obtained by wash
ing the tree about three time's during the sea
son, applying the first in March or April, the
second in June, and tho last in August. The
insects, as well as moss, will ho efieettially re
moved, leaving the bark in a line, healthy con-
el i t ion. Ex change.
WINTER CARE OF COWS.
A well -fed cow, one properly cared for in tho
winter, is a good cow all summer. Corn and
grain may be high, but a good cow is your best
market. She may ask for a little time; givo it
her; she will pay you sixty fold. Oive her a
fair show this winter. Do not let her wear an
overcoat of sleet and snow. Two or three
quarts of meal a day, and what hay or straw or
corn-fodder she will eat, then a good, warm
she'ller and kind treatment, and you will re
ceive a generous reward. There are no cows
of any breed that can resist this treatment.
The best results from wood ashes aie secured
by adding a small portion of common salt.
Ashes contain all the mineral elements of tho
plant, and they exert a good influence in un
locking fertility that would not be otherwise
available. In burning anything the chlorine
it contain6! is carried off with the smoke, and
salt (chloride of sodium ) supplies the deficiency.
ROUGH OX RATS.
All Iowa correspondent of tho Gcrniantown
Telegraph makes his gi unary distasteful te rats
by "daubing all the angles on the outside of
the building with hot pine-tar for the width of
three or four ine'hes, antl also any se'iim or
crack where a rat or mouse can slaml to gnaw."
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.
Our Agricultural Editor's Weekly (hat With His
"What are the be-t hedge plants for heelging and
for sheltering a place ? Rural, New Jersey.
Ans.: The osage orange an el honey locust for
strong ,hedges; the barberry and privet for
ornamental hedges. Evergieens are best for
sheltering, and the most beautiful for your
State is the hemlock spruce; the cheapest and
easiest managed is the American arhorvitu,
and the strongest and most serviceable the
Norwayspn.ee. Almost any kind of tree or
shrub may be formed into a hceigo with proper
I have seen the statement that it rquhcsut least
five years to form ii just estimate of tne true value
of a grape. Is thi- a fact 7 K. 12., Iiiibtein Shore.
Ans. : The principal test as to the value of a
grape is its freedom from mildew on the leaves,
and this can be settled iu one or two years at
most. If the leaves die oil during summer anel
large portions of the young wood remain grocn
until the end of the year, no matter how line
tho fruit may be, the plant will he of but little
value. On the other hand, if the foliage re
mains quite healthy, then one year of fruiting
will enable one to decide as to its merits.
"Will Lucerne grow us fur north n. Connecticut ?
P. 1J., near lliutfoul.
Ans.: Certainly. Tt is largely grown in
Canada, where it is said to thrive on soils too
poor for red clover.
FOR SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
A Little .Something About What is Holii:,- On in Uic
Brooklyn has 2S5 churches to a population of
5()G,G-,0, or one church to ocry 1,98 persons.
Chmeh-building in the United States has
aveiaged 100 new edifices every year since
IJoth houses of the California Legislature
have voteel to repeal the Sunday lawo of that
Of the bishops of the Church of England
three are over eighty and nine over seventy
years of age.
A Minne'sola man had himself baptized iu a
hole in the ice when the mercury was elown to
.'10 below zeio.
The Fiist Church of Middlcton. N. J., is the
oldest baptist chinch west of Rhode island. It
origiuatcel in 1007.
The Detroit Methodist Alliance raised monev
enough to pay the debts of every church of the
denomination in that city.
The old Congregational Church at "Litchfield,
Conn., wheie the Kcv. Dr. Lyman IJeecher for
merly preached, is now us-d as a skating rink.
An organist in a chuich at Providence, R. I.,
relieved the monotony of waiting for a belated
bridal party by playing: "Oh, dear! what can
the matter be?''
Tiishop Spalding, of Peoria, -fs the pioneer of
a movement to establish a Koiutm Cat !ilie
l'nii r-iiy in the United .States not inferior to
Harvaid or Yale. .
At the opening if this century all Protestant '
Christendom expenelen annually only $..'50,0! it l
for foreign missions. It now extiends s7.5(JO.iOO
Father St. Cyr, an octogenarian Jem it priest,
who first introduced religion to Ciieago, win n
it was an Indian se'ttleiiunt, died a few days
ago iu South St. Jjotiis.
Oovernor Alexander II. Ste-phens believes in
the orthodox theory of eternal punishment, ami
calmly writes that his "whole life isabtamling
contradiction of any other bed it 1."
The grandfather of Dr. IJciimui, the new
Primate of Lugland. was a Methodi-t pnacher
and the author of a ( oiuinentary on the Uible,
still much es-n-emed by many Methodist fami
lies in (Jreat liritain.
The Womau's Christian Temperance Union
of Nashville, Tenn., ha-, opened an eating-ro mi,
where it is hoped good food at low prices will
proe an antidote to the temptations of the
According to the summary of the Catholic
directory for lbh.-:, the hieraieby of the Catho
l'c hurch iu the United States comprises 1
cardinal, l'.i archbishops, 50 bishops, i,51
priest', 0V211 churches, besides I,10 chapels
and J .70S stations, whieh are attended by
priests, and where mass is occasionally cele
brated. The Cat hoi ie population is computed
to be (i,S3:J,05-l. Then are HI cn-hsi:u,tital
seminaries for the educat ion of l,l'.il eclesias
tieal btudents. The mi m In r of colleges, hi ;
academies, 570, and paroehial (schools, ,U'l.
Tin number f pupils attending the Catholic
schools, eelusivc of colleges anel academies, is
given at l'iH,M2. Theie are 75 asjluius of
various uiiieis unu i-vi normals, a e-oiuparisou
of figures will bhow that there is but a very
slight overaverage of one priest to every church.
The number of educational institutions foot up
over :?,0U0, or eeiual to half the number of
taught their daughters that "a stitch iu timo
saves nine." A pill in time saves not only
nine, bat oftlime-s an incabulablo amount jf
sulleriiig as well. An occasional de-sc of Dr.
Pie ue's Pellets (Littlo Sugar eo.ife d Pills), to
uituiiac the stomal h and bowt Is ie I i.nl pi. -wots
di-eusus but elten kn.iks up suelefni
aiuiks, .heu taken in time. B diugiaUi.
Aunt Helen's Home Talks Color in
Dress Our Letter Box, &c.
At the next meeting of the Athcrton family,
Aunt Helen continued her " Tall:s to Young
People at Home."
"As our last talk," resumed Aunt Helen,
when tho family was once more gathered
around her, "was exclusively to boys, our
present ono must, in courtesy, be exclusively
to girls, and, naturally, it will begin with those
wee ladies whoso presence in the home is
usually a self-demonstrated fact. We have
known many of these little ladies, and wc have
often found them to bo the strangest mixtures
of sweetness and willfulness which the imagin
ation can picture Wc have heard the gooel
genius of the household read to a little girl
some such lesson as this : When the mamma has
guests, never loll around the door of the room
in which she is entertaining them, as if beg
ging for admission. You may bo assured that
if j our presence is desired, you will be called.
When this eicours, anel you enter the room,
holel up your head, go to the guest anel ex
change greetings with her, but do not linger
about her, anel he ready, at the least word from
mamma, to leave the room. It is often an eiu
bariassincnt to older people to talk in thepu'3
ence of very little people, who are not old
enough to share in the conversation nor to
understand all that is said. When the mamma
goea out with friends, be content to remain at
home, if this seems best. At table, at all times,
think that you arc a lady, anel must do what a
lady would elo. That is to say, never make a
noise with your mouth while eating; never
rattle your knife ami fork ; never let tho cofi'eo
run elown the sides of tho cup from which you
drink into the saucer; never talk much at
table; it is best to be silent unless you arc
spoken to or encouraged to take part in the
conversation; never take advantage of the
presence of guests to call often for the e-ake,
jellies, or other dishes which the mamma would
wisely withhold fiom you; be careful not to
soil tho table-linen; use your napkin; eat
with your fork ; anel when you have finished
eating, place your knife and fork side by side
on your plate. When you semi your plate to
be refilled (should this occur), retain the knife
anel fork in your right hand, unless small rests
should have been placed at your plato; elo not
cut your bread, but break it into long and nar
row pieces; it is usual to holel such a piece in
the left hand to assist in placing the lbotl upon
tho fork, which is, of course, held in the right
hand. When with your elders, never try to
hear what they are talking about; never con
tradict people; do neit try to put your hands
on everything that you see; hcautiful books,
pictures and ornaments should be touched only
by careful fingers; do not try to see that which
is not meant lor your eyes. If you have been
taught any little accomplishment, of which the
mamma is somewhat pioud, use it before her
guests when asked to do so; do not wait to be
urged, and then come lorward as if half
ashamed, but come gladly with that sweet
spirit which we all should have when there is
be-fore us the prospee-fc of giving a pleasure to
others. This lesson fias often been caiefully
instilled into the miii'd of some little pupil iu
home etiquette, and then with the fir.-t appear
ance of company the good genius has had the
mortification to see all her rules, forgotten and
her precepts forsaken for careless manners and
selfish actions. Such experiences as this are
often know n in homes, and for this reason we
urge upon our little liiends always to be ladies
we like better that wonl of the olden time,
gentlewoman. V,c, then, little Iricmls, gentlewo
men, not only on company occasions, but every i
hour, every minute, apd think always that you
can owe no higher dufj' to any company taan
you owe to tho daily guasts in your home
your lather, mother, brothers, andsisteis. (Jood
man iters, through their constant observance,
will become second nature to you. We know
two brothers who always act toward their sis
ter with that delicat6 cotu-tcsy which gentle
men of tho old school were accustomed to ex
tend to women. If onqof these brotlieis meet
this sister on the street no lady acquaintance
could receive a moio courteous bow than that
which they give to her; if she cuter a loom in
which all are stated, it is the biotrher who in
stantly ri-es, proctue-s as-at for her. a::d him
self n mains standing until she is seated. They
bring toller 1'itiiH. flowcis, books, mii-ie. and
inesaine kuki ot.ptcaunt convi rsiilun which
they would take to the dr.iw.ng-rojm of their
most honored trieiid. The lesions which we
are now trying to teac!i were taught to these
three in their childhood, anel if little girls
would have their brothers show them only gia
ciousand gentle acts they thenu-elvos must be
taught to make of the nisei veb only such l.einus
as will comp-l such acts. One of tho earliest
losons for iittle giils isth.it charge given so
long ago: 'Lute tity neighbor an ihj-ljY It is
not possible i cully to love all people, but we can
feJ kindly toward every one, anel we believe
this clung. to mean something likj this: Do
not be selfish; do nothing purpo.-ely to wound
the ftelingsof otheis; elo not be cio-s and i!l
uutmed wth people; do not laugh at them lor
any deformity, or be.eau.-o they are oddly
dressed; do not say saicastic filings; do not
talk about people; do not ioie.it wlu.t others
say; have your eyis always wide open to see
what kind and gr.ie 'ful a t ou can peiform fur
others; save some ol oar pennies that you may
sometimes buy a delicacy for somebody that
you know te he sick and too poor to buy dain
tier; never look coldly at the lugged litt'ie chil
dren as (hey p.-us you on the s.rcet a kind
word to those little- creatures might Le the
menus of starting a new cm rent in their unfor
tunate lives; never bjieve that it is u,.iey
which maker, the dillerence between your father
and mother, and the lather and mother who
live in the plain little house em the next fiuiue.
e once knew a little girl, whose cheeks anel
evci glowed and hnaikleil with tbeinvnt i.er.
feet health, her laugh was a.-, clear as "the ring
of a silver 1 11, and hei vmce was sweet anil sent
as the rarest music. While she van yet a hale
lisp-.ng child her mother taught her her first
prayer. A tier the Kith-o.i"h id: iked the Uood
Father to ' jfh si Papa ami .M:i:.:ma,' her mother
told her to add: 'and, dear Le-rd, bless eie,y
luidy, and nuke me love everybody.' Lery
night for ye.us this was Ntul at the moth, r's or
muse's knee. This -little girl bus Income a
young lady, and is the cential figuie in h. r
beautiful home, but she bus ne er Jo.st the spirit
of that childish prayer, and the world l.s better
tor In r being in it. P rhaps most lit'lo girls
have some leeling of sorro.v alter they have
deint wrong. This feeling is one of their best
friends, and ought not to bo eru.shed down un
til it some day takes leave, never to come
kick. Away over the waters, in beautiful
sunny Frame, we huea little nienl,a Fnruh
child, with waving brown hair anel piercing
black eyes. This little irl knows how to bo
ve ry bnuble, but .she alqn kuutVi how to bs very
naughty. One day she penned to have no loe
for any thin,' that vvasiiod; finally lu r mamma
was compelled to nuii.bh her. and so she told
her lo go into the adjoining room the little
girl's play-room ,,nel remain there until she
called her. Nam tie tins was the. little .mtI'm
name) went to the door, but paused on the
threshold and stood there with downcast eves.
'Why don't ou elo as I tell you, Nam-ttV?'
iiskd tho mother. 'I can't go in, mamma.'
replied the little girl, and to every command
of her mot In r she had but tin's one reply. At
.M it oecurr. d to her mother to ask whv -she
could not go in 'All my dolls are making
great y es at me, hecaiiic I' e been so nau ,'hty !'
ami Nanette broke into t:U3 and sobs. The
dolls we re all arrayed hi staneling posture on
one side of the. room, and tins little iiii.stiv.ss
was ueit brave enough to luce this line of fau
ciid aciusmg faces. Her mother thought this
boiiow and remorse punishment enough, ami a
gentle talk, such as mothers know how to
gie, frightened away the eil spirit for that
day. We have said that little girls must not
repeat things which are said by their elders in
conversation. We know a little body, about
six years of age Olive, we will call her who
has a very win in place in our hearts, but who,
alas, has this tailing: when her mamma has
calls, this little girl ahvajs finds her way into
the room, ami timing the call she keeps her
place immovably besiele in r mother. When
the guests are gone, she slips away to some
neighbor and sas: 'I'll tell you something,
but you must never tell an, bo.l, ami joii must
never tell mamma that I told you,' anel then
follows a confidential auoiiut of what mamma
and Mis. So-anel so have be en sa ing, and often
the whole account is unlike anything that oc
curred, because Olivo understood little of tho
coiim liation. and thus he ..it-u bunts her
mother lino trouble, .md i.ik.s K-om b- i tho
J lrund-dnpr.f hit iuiliiit,rs- faki this lesson,
J htile- guio, to heart. Alwujs study to bo truth
ful; always be generous; always think about
tho rights of others; always bo jealously care
ful of the interests of your friends and family;
never betray the confidence of friend or enemy
(but of enemies wo hope there will bo none);
always keep in mind that noble woman that
you somo day shall become, and may the spirit
of that little girl that overy night asked : 'And
teach mo to love everybody,' beautify and en
noble every act of your lives."
In the casket there was only Tabbie's contri
bution, and Aunt Helen read :
Bicakfust and Ten.
Meat irasli. Chop fine any kinel of col el mont;
corned beef is. however, the best. To each pint atld
erne pint and a half of cold boiled potatoes, chopped
fine; one tablcspoonful of butter nnd one cupful of
stock; or, if no stock is on hand, two-thirds of a
cupful of hot water. Senson with salt and pepper
to taste. Put the mixture in n frying-pan anel stir
over the fire for about eight minutes, being careful
not to burn. Spreael smoothly. Cover the pan
nnd set back where the hash will brown slowly.
It will take about half an hour. When done, fold
it like an omelet anel turn on to a hot dish. Gar
nish with points of toast nnd parsley. Serve hot.
Jf there are no cold potatoes, tho same qunutity of
hot mashed potatoes may be used.
Vcyctablc J fash. Chop, not very fine, the vegeta
bles left from a boiled dinner, and season them
with salt anel pepper. To each quart of the
chopped vegetables aeld half a cupful of stock anil
one tablcspoonful of butter. Heat slowly in the
frying-pan. Turn into a hot dish when done, anel
serve immediately. If vinegar is liked, two or
more tnblespoonfiils of it can be stirred into the
hash while it is heating.
Jlreadcd Savsaacs. AVine the sausnircs dry. Din
them into beaten egg anel bread crumbs. Put
them into the frying haeket anel plunge into boil
ing fat. Cook ten minutes. Serve Avitfi a garnish
of toasteel bread and parsley.
Meat Fritters. Cut any kind of colel meat into
dice. Season well with .salt anel pepper. Make a
fritter batter. Take up sonic of it in alargespoon,
put a small spoontul of the meat in the centre,
cover with batter, anel slide gently into boiling
fat. Cook about ono minute. Drain on Lrown
paper, and servo on a hot dish.
Lyonnaise Tripe. About one pound of eookcel
tripe, cut in small pieces; two tablcspoonfuls of
butter, one of elioppeel onion, ono of vinegar; salt
nnel pepper. Put the onion and butter in a frying
pan, and when the onion turns yellow, put in the
tripo. Cook live minutes. Season with salt, pep
per and vinegar. Serve on slices of toast.
Meat and Potato Sanduiches. Any kinel of colel
meat, cut in slices nnd seasoneel with salt and pep
per; four largo potatoes, two eggs, salt, pepper,
one-fourth of a euphil of boiling milk, one table
spoonful of butter. Have the meat cut in thin
sheea and seasoned with salt and popper. I'are,
beil and mash the potatoes. Add the milk, butter,
salt, pepper anel one well-beaten egg. Coer the
slices of meat on both sides) with this preparation,
ami dip in well-beaten ejrg. Put in the frying
basket, and fry till a light brown. Serve on a hot
And with this practical paper, one more of
the pleasant Tuesday evenings had come to an
COI.OK IX DRESS.
There is a language of colors. They speak to
the e.ve as strains of music to the ear, and pro
duce in us peculiar trains of ideas and senti
ments. A witty Frenchman says that he no
ticed quite a change in his wife's conversation
when he furnished her rooms in crimson in
the place of blue. Wo will briefly mention
p what effect is exerted on the mind by each of
the primary and secondary colors blue, red,
yellow, orange, purple and green.
Jlluc is a cold and retiring color, antl its effect
upon the mind is of a quiet, soothing, yet at
tractive nature. Geiethe writes: "As the high
heavens, the far-off mountains look to us blue,
so a blue superficies seems to recede from us.
As we wouiil fain pursue an attractive object
that flees from us, so we like to gaze at the
blue not that it urges itself upon us, but that
i t draws u after it." It is symbolical of divin
ity, iiilelligtnee, sincerity and tenderness. In
accordance with the law of contrast, blue is
most suitable few summer costume, being pecu
liarly a winter color and by nature colel and
ictirimr. lied is a strong, ostentatious and
Winn cedeir; and being so, beyond every other,
it is therefore the fit symbol of war, pomp and
power. From its hot and fiery nature, it is ex
pressive of anger and the ardent passions. Of
all colors, red and its modified hues are most
suitable for winter- costume. The warm, pleas
ing effect of a scarlet cloak on a cold winter elay
is well known. Yellow is the color nearest ap
proaching to light, and is most advancing and
brilliant, either alone or in connection with
other colors. As a rule, positive yellow should
be sparingly used in dress, preference being
given to its modified hues, such as gold color,
maixe and primrose. Yellow is the common
symbol of envy and other malignant passions.
Shakespeare, alluding to jealousy, saj's:
" I will pos.-e.ss him with yellowness."11
That wercd of yclw colors a gerlonel."
The effect of yellow upon the mind is of a
bright, gay, glahlcniiig natuie, owing-to its
likrucss to light, both natural and artificial.
Yellow is sometimes employed to express the
richnrsj of autumn and also the season itself,
although deeper and richer colors aro more
suitable, iis rusM ts anil biowns. In dress, yel
low is most suitable for spring anel early sum
mer. Orange i, a warm, prominent color, and
both in nature and artapptars to the best atl
vantage when in small quantities and asso
ciated with its contrasting cdlors blue and
purple. Oranpeis the medium color between
i ed and yellow, being produced by a union of
both, and is .similar to them in its properties
and expression. In dre-s, orange is most suit
able for winter or very early spring.
Purple is the most retiring ot all rich colors;
it is composed of red antl blue, but it is not
their medium color, being heavier in its effect
than tic latter. Purple is symbolical of dig
nify, state and rc.'al power; it is a color frc
qnenfly adopted for mourning, anel is express
ive of gravity, sorrow anel satin-ss. 1'urplois
suitable for winter, spring ami autumn cos
tume, (ireen is a cool, calm and refreshing
color. If is composed of blue and yellow, ami
holds a medium station between them. To the
I human eye thtrv is no color so grateful as
i green, be-in:; a temp. rate and retiring as well
i .s a nioft hcutttil'u! and cheering color, tlrecu
J is tl e peculiar garb of spring. Nature, de-plays
it ai that svitsoii nlc-.i.-iu freshness and vigor.
It is tho symbol or ye-uth, mirth, hope, glael-
nes-, teiutcriit-ss anfi pro-penty. Green is most
sud.tb'e lor late summer or autumn cat'iune,
bin-gfiesh anel grateful at a reason when na
ture arrays lutsvlf in bright and burning col
ois. OUK LITTLE FOLKS.
A hr'cht summer day eiune out of the TZnsl,
An-t a ie;ir hille lad was he ;
His hps w. ro icd from a strawberry feast,
And In e es were blue as tho sen.
Ihs yellow li.iir wies blown by the breeze,
l.i lie ra-s in a wm.lv place;
He hud t.i.ii his jacket m climbing trees,
Anel fie laughed all over Ins face.
For two 1'tlle boys in two little beds
Lay "Ii'i-piie' tin morning long,
Thointhftue sun dune in on the ir tangled beads
An t the b.r.l-t h:n! ended l heir song,
"till, tltai, oh, i tear' " suiel the-summer day,
' V, hat s'l-epy --mall bos 1 see!
I w ish, I isb they would wiiie and play
ith a bright little day like me."
Honey, sinkle yellow is the latest tint of that
lVh rine.-, anel
fax or than ever.
shoulder capes are in greater
R.-dingotes anel polonaises in a score of forms
an highly popular.
The fashionable shade of pink for evening
wear is topaz, which has a delicate goldeu shade
tlnouuh it, and is very becoming both to dark
ami fair complexions.
Elaborately braided Jerseys will be very
much worn with skirts of tweed and cheviot.
The newest patterns iu braidwurk resemble
rich pa.ssciiicate.ricb, being wrought in closo
Among new shades of color are Cordova
hat her. Russia leather, eleerskin, oak, antique
blue (which is a elelicate blue tinge with very
pale- mien), a peculiar pink, called "heart ef
the tea-rose,'' a dark bluish gray, called orage,
ami malatesta, a warm russet brown.
The newest Pekins have three narrow stripes
of satin, alternating with a wide stripe of Otto
man silk. Handsome skirts are made of this
material, and they n quire no trimming unless
it be a double rucho ef raveled silk, giving a
light and feathery clleet to the edge of tho
skirt, this being particularly effective and ap
propriate when the Pckiutj aro iu light evening
Roman-pearl beads have never been moie
fashionable than at present. Tho newest
strings show dedicate and beautiful tints of
palest pink, shading to a most ele-licate mauve,
wbiili is oulv set-n upon the edges of a sea aue-in.-iu
i ' lo r 1 ids sh.iw a combination of the
sott h nuts ,.i i .st (...Id, pearl, and puhst sea
green. Nuklutes ot Florentine and Lloissonee
beads are also much worn. Some of these are
ciicrusteil with tiny stars and dots, which
sparkle like gems in tho gaslight.
Transparent French mull is much used for
handkerchiefs, decorated with tied work and
simply edged with a slightly gathered ruffle of
Oriental lace. In one corner is a finely-embroidered
wreath of white-silk roses, and in the
center of this wreath is the initial, which must
be worked very small, as largo kerchief mono
grams or initials are out of fashion, anel now
only considered appropriate for marking bed
anel table linen.
Belts to which aro attached dainty bags of
velvet, plush or satin, vinaigrettes and chains,
or chatelaine watches, will be much worn with
spring costumes, especially after outside wraps
are dispensed with. Sonic of the newest vin
aigrettes and tiny bags for holding change arc of
gold or silver, set with half-precious gems, and
exquisitely carved. Others are of fine Eussia
leather or cream-tinted kid, delicately hand
painted and mounted with chased gold.
Genoa velveteen in dark ruby, deep wood
green, or seal brown, makes very serviceable
and stylish spring snits for children, the most
effective costumes being those having kilted
skirts with panels lined anel piped with gay
plaidcd surah. The tiny babet coat opens over
an inner waistcoat of the snrah, and the out
side jacket is trimmed with very narrow bands
of fur, with Glengarry cap to match. These
suits can be comfortably worn until Juuc.
To the Editor Natiosa i. Tribune:
I hive learned through a long life that a well
furnished kitchen is one of the surest means of
securing content ami good nature in tin'.-! important
department qf the home, anel as I have been long
persuadeel that no clas of people is any more
worthy of respect than that which serves us, I fend
you the following list of desirable kitchen utensils,
with the hope that it may save some young house
keeper some of those wearisome lesaons whieh only
experience is said to teach. 1 1 may not be practicable
at once to supply oneself with all these things, and
if so, let them be bought gradually. There will
alwnys be need for cast-iron pots (thise come with
the range or stove), grieldles, porcelain-lined pre
serving kettle, one lish kettle, three porcelain-
hncel stew pans holding fiom one to six quarts,
deep Scotch frying kettle, No. -1 ; one waille iron,
tlneo French polished frying pans, Nos. 1, 3, 6;
four stamped tin or granite ware stew pans holel
ing from one to four quarts, double boiler holding
three quarts, Dover egg-beater, common wire
beater, ment rack, dish pan, two bread pans hold
ing six anel eight quarts respectively, two milk
pans, two liussia-iron baking pans two sizes, four
tin shallow baking pans, four deep pans for loaves,
quart measure, deep, round pan of granite ware,
with cover, for braising, one deep Kussia-iron
French roll pun. 1 fear that my letter has now
reached a legitimate length, but as my list is un
finished, I shall knock again, with the hope that a
niche may have been reserved for me in tUc Letter
Uox. A Friend to Young Housekeepers.
Nettie Garland, Mo. In answer to your query
about Madame Guyon, we must give you the
merest outline. She is one of the most celebrated-women
in French biography. Her
maiden name was Jeanne Marie Bouviers de la
Mothe. She was born in 1G1S, and died in
1717. In her early girlhood she was celebrated
in Paris for her beauty and talent. At the age
of sixteen she married M. Guyon, a man of
wealth and position, but of feeble health and
twenty-two years older than herselfl In 1G76
M. Guyon died, and Madame Guyon, with her
three ch if elrcn, soon alter left Paris. She sub
sctuently resided in several cities, in each of
which she was celebrated for her learning and
piety. She excelled especially in Latin. Her
chief activity was at Grenoble, where tho peo
ple in great numbers flocked to her for in
struction and advice. It was at this place that
she began her commentaries on the Bible. Her
religious notions were at variance with those
of the established Catholic church, and in 16S8
she was imprisoned for heresy. After her re
lease, began her remarkable correspondence
with the great Fenelon. Her name is insep
arably connected with that of the school at St.
Cyr. She was a second time iraorisoned for
I heresy, and finally, in 1702, she was banished
to BIois, where she spent the remainder of her
life. She has left an interesting autobiography.
Grclta IL In response to your request of
January 29, the Letter Box offers you this
recipe for " a good paste " : Dissolve one dessert
spoonful of alum in two quarts of tepid water.
Put the water into a tin pail that will hold sis
or eight quarts, as the Hour will expand when
cooking. When the tepid water has cooled,
stir in good rye or wheat ilour until tho liquid
has the consistency of cream. See that everv
lump of flour is crushed bofore placing tho
vessel over the fire. Be very careful that the
paste does not scorch (the cause of much bad
paste). As it begins to cook, add a tcaspoonful
of powdereel resin, a few cloves to flavor the
paste ; let it cook until it is as thick as mush.
Put into a tight jar it will keep a long time.
If too thick, add cold water, and stir thor
oughly. This paste, it is said, will holel like
The Market Value of Southern (Jirls.
Special dispatch lo X. Y. Sun.
A remarkable express package passed through
Roanoke, Va , February 22, on the Norfolk and
Western Railroad in charge of an agent of the
Southern Express Company. It was a beauti
ful girl, about nineteen vears old, well dressed,
and billed from Selma, Ala., to New York, with
a tag marked "U. O. D., $15," fastened with a
blue ribbon arouud her neck. The vountr ladv
was very quiet and modest in her demeanor.
The first-class passenger fare from Selma to
New York is only $'3'J, but, this being the first
time she hael been sent far from home, she
selected to go as an express package, thinking
that she could travel more safely. Her express
receipt showed that her value had been placed
A Floral Trifle.
From the Xnv York Commercial Advertiser.
For a dinner of eighteen gentlemen, on Thurs
day, a florist made a centre-basket remarkable
for its size anel display of selected flowers. It
was six feet in diameter. There were one thou
sand rich roses anel a garelen of lilacs, violets
anel other spring blossoms. The centre of this
piece was a circle of lilies amaryllis, vitata
anil callas. The coat knots were of hyacinth
sprays and roses. The sumo night a dinner for
123 at IVlnionico's was decorated with rose
baskets fringed with ferns.
A limit Auinng Vpplc Trees.
From Ihc Atlanta Constitution.
Then is an apple tree in Rabun county that
is probably the largest on this continent. It
shades the gri ater part of a farm yard and in
one y.ar the owner gathered two hundred and
four bushels of apples from it, besides what his
stock destroyed. Ho reieived twenty-five
cents per bushel for thim from wagoners.
if!f Welter Learned.
A dove lay aiiht i a fowler's stutre ;
By cruel curds hi r wiufpj were pressed,
Itutlled whs all her pUineige fair,
And her heart beat fast m her panting bresst.
But the fowler looenetl cneh corel and twist,
lie smoothed her rttflleel pinnies, ami then
Her sntiwy bosom he gently kiseil
And bade her seek the skies again.
Anel the fowler sighed : for, safo anil fair
In summer skies, he knew that she
Would think of the cord and the cruel snare,
But nut of the hand that set her free.
Xo llore Tensions.
Ry Chut Us J. liealtie.
" Xo more prmuiiit shall lie paid,'
Sohliers all have h-id their day
Some lutve honu-stemkt six by four,
Sucre.! graves in Sthern clay.
Soldiers paid! Yes' long ago
They were paid with paper raga,
Iron .shot nnel leaden balls.
Patent arms anil wooden legs.
They were paid, but not with gohT,
In the muster, march, and line
Paid with Biitl'ering, cure, nnel blow,
Borne with fortitude divine.
Paid with loathsome, tainted fdoel;
Paul with .shoddy eoat nnd shoo,
In the tent, the eiiuip, the Held,
Bobbed by nil the sutler erew.
Tn the battle, in the siege,
Paul with ud verse shot nnd shell.
l'aiel with mureler, wounds, and death
In the currency of hell.
.No more pensions, not one cent,
From the Nation they have saved,
For tho years in battle spent.
For the horrors they have braved.
Can tho rescued land forget
Us defenders brave anel elear?
lias our sun of glory set i
lb our night of bondage near?
cThe Young Hen's Dpnioeratio Club, of Brook
lyn, N , adopted a resolution that ' No mure
pensiuns shall be .paid to Federal soldiers. '
4 LITTLE NONSENSE
Now and Then is Relished by tiip
Best of Men.
LUtlo Johnny's Bear Story.
From the San Francisco Arronit.
And now lie tell yon a story about a bear.
One day the bear he went a mung a flock of
sheeps and pickeelouta nice little labm, and
cot it, and the labm it said ba-ba-ba! cause it
kancw it was a goin for to be et every littlo
tiny bit up. But the bear took it up iii his foro
poz, like it was a baby, and set it up full lenth
and rocked it, and sed : " There, there, never
mine, my precious darlin, were docs it hurt
yon?" But the labm kept a hollerin louder
and louder, cos -wile the bear was a smilin and
singin a hush a boy, he was a skaweezin titer
and titer all the time. Bime by the ole ramb
he seen wot was up, anel he dropt his bed, tho
ole ramb did, and come like he wos shot out of
a gun and let him have it in the stumack of hla
belly, anel dubbeletl him up like he was aiasor,
and sent him arolliu over antl over without hig
preshons darlin. And when the bear had puled
hisself together again and shuke the dust out
of his hair, he said : " I have obserfed that;
lambs tails was quickern lightnin, but I dident
kanow they was powcrfuller, too." Just then
he see how it was, for there stood the old ramb
a-holding down his head ready for to let him
have it agin, and shakin' it, like he said: "That
little shaver wudeut make more than a mouflo
for a feller like you. I guess you better servo
up the ole man." But the bear he wocked off
savin': "I don't hanker after a dinner which,
gosc against my stumack like that."
Satisfaction all Sonnd.
From the Worcester (Mass.) rress.
He was a singularly grave man. even for A
sexton. For nearly a half century he had been
a public functionary had performed the con
spicuous duties of a sexton ; yet no one had
overseen him smile. Occasionally he joked,
but he did it in such a funereal manner that no
ono could accuse him of levity.
ptic day ho was standing on the church steps
wiping his melancholy features with a red ban
danna. A hearse stood near and three or four
carriages were drawn up behind it. The notes
of the organ floated out of the windows with,
solemn effect. A stranger came alongand said:
And the old sexton gravely bowed his head
The old man again wiped his brow and gava
the name of the deceased.
"What complaint?" asked the inquisitive
Solemnly placing his bandanna in his haij
and covering his bald head, the old sexton
"There is no complaint; everybody is en
A Chinese Dinner SeTen Cents.
iS'eic 3 orfc Letter in the Detroit Pott and Tribune.1
I fonnd on Mulberry street the wcll-knowr
cheap Chinese restaurant kept by the solemn,
jovial Oriental whose name is Fun Mone.
"Chinese dinner, seven cents," was the sign
outside. " I'll eat it if it kills me," thought I,
anil I went in. " One dinner," I said. " Yip !
alio light," F. M. answered. I surreptitiously
smelt of the butter. It seemed good. I tasted
it. It was good. He brought a generous plate
of roast beef, hot and reeking. " Good enough.4
I thought, and tackled it. He brought on a
dish of beans, good beans. He brought coffee
prime Java. He brought broiled potatoes. "Bean
tifnl,'" I thought. I slyly whistled in my napkin.
I dispatched them. He brought me a small piece
of pie and cheese I hadn't expected that
really. I immediately entertained them.
"S-c-v-c-n cents," I kept saying to myself.
"Why need people go hungry?"
"How muchee?" I asked, gracefully falling
into the Chinese language.
"Folty-eight cent." "Forty-eight cents.
Great Scott. You said seven cents."
"That'lefor Chianaman. No goodce. Meli
can hungly. N"o muchee for seven cents."
BEGONE, DULL CARE.
"What the Funny Fellows aro Sayln? in the yen"S-
As to rapid transit: The slowest man ever
heartl of was one who could not get out of hig
own way. Eome Sentinel.
" Why," asked a governess of her little charge,
''do we pray to God to give us our daily bread?
Why don't we ask for four or five days or a,
week?" "Because we want it fresh," replied,
the ingenious child.
Turned manufacturer: "Yes," said one Cort
land lady to another recently, " my husband
solel out his store some time ago." "Then he's
out of business now?" "Oh no, he's in some
kind of business; manufacturing, I guess; I
heard him say he wtis putting up margins for
pork the other day." Marathon Independent.
" My son," says Burdette, of the Burlington
Hawkeye, "when you hear a man growling and
scolding all the while because, as he savs.
Moony gets $200 a week for preaching Chris
tianity, you will observe that he never worries
a minute because Ingersoll gets $500 or $1,000 a
night for preaching Atheism.
Angry with a purpose: " I wonder what is
the mutter with Mr. Brown," said the land
lady, " he seems to be very angry about some
thing. Why, you should have seen him grind
ing his teeth just now in the hall." "Perhaps,"
suggested Fogg, " ho is only getting them ia
order before tackling one of your beefsteaks."
Ore year after the elopement: Miss Miller,
of Ferris, Texas, chloroformed her father's
dogs and eloped with the young man whom,
her fa'her had forbidden the premises. Tho
probabilities are that about a year hence sho
will conclude that her life would have been
less miserable if she hael chlorofornieel tho
young man and eloped with her father's dogs.
A bom writer: "Charlie," remarked Fogg,
" you were born to be a writer." "Ah," re
plied Charlie, blushing slightly at the couipli
mont, "you have sen some of the things I
have turned olF?" " No," said Fogg; I wasn'G
referring to what you had written ; I was sim
ply thinking what a splendid ear yon had for
carrying a pen. Immense, Charlie' ; simply
immense." Boston Ttunsn ipt.
Suffering is only relative : " Yes; children,"
said the poor woman to her half-starved brood,
I kuow it Is hard to live day after day on a
erast of bread, but, alas. I hae nothing better
to set before you. It is not much, elear chil
dren, but ytm should be thankful that it is no
worse'. Supposing, for in-tanee, that you were
compelled to eat a brace of iuui!s " " Oh,
don't, mother," cried the children: "don't
mention srch horrid thing!" And tho littla
ones, fell tv with avidity. Bo-do TutnscripL
'-Xiggcr Mighty llipjr " PiftRtxifoit Sr.
By J. A. Macon.
Ifojj start a rtmnin' when do overseer callin;
Vhip rwiU holler when the jew-drapd, UIin;
Duel; keep a-tiuiu-kin when tie hunt ram po?inJ;
Prows llcek togi dder w hen de yoimgeomgruwitt;
Ir'g gwine to si-uenl when de milk-iimht ehurain';
Nigger mighty happy whende blackberries tiurniu';
Fim'el go to jumpm when de scaly-barks eomlu';
Bee-tn:u-tm sails when de honey-bee hiinniiiii":
Lean horse nicker when de piukiii-vmepWMlin';
Babbit back bis ear win n de eabbage-stalk hendin';
Booster start a-eiowm hen de broad day breakin';
Nigger mighty happy w hen de hoe-eake bakin i
Big fLsh flutter when he done cott-h de cricket;
Bullfrog Itbely when he uigin ia de thicket;
Mule git slieker when ele phintni'-lime over;
Colt mighty ga'ly when you turn liini in deeloYar;
An it tome mighty bandy to de nigger man n&ter
"When he &oimu' in de gravy wida lug yam 'ttr 1
Black -snake waitin' while de old hen hatcliin';
Sparrcr-huwk lookin' while de little chicken
Big owl jolly when de little bird iiiigin:
'I'obsum gwine to clam wlmr de ripe iuunnH
Nigger mighty happy ef lie aint wnf dol'iir,
When he btartin' out co'tin' wit! a tall ln'bt" col
in that row which of all others should be kept
in thorough repair, a row of teeth, are Mtre to
occur and no less sure to hopelessly disfigure
tho face if disregard of the teeth's cleanliness i3
persistent. But if the error is corrected in
time with tho aid of SOZODONT, America'3
leading tooth beautilier ami iuvigorant, tho
tenants of tho mouth long retain their otrougth,
and w lateness unimpaired. A w ord to tho Trias