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A sot a dawn, o3A and weak
~Iba on the cheek
a has ned?
As a Cray roe-loat that bi h
Web the cheek wheoe I Oemwyh
Ay.oUthtsIde of the bed allnih
Aaatched, and Ion this
I kissed her lipe, they were halt apart,
Yet they made no answering sign.
Death's hand was on hrr fali heart,
And his eyes said: She is ine.
1 set my lps on the blue-veined lid,
Halt veiled by her death-damp hair;
And o1 for the violet depths it hid,
And e lught I longd for there I
Faint day and the fainter light awoke,
And the nigt was overpast;
And I said: 'hough never In life you spoke,
01A speak with a look, at last I
For the space of a heartsbeat fluttered her
As a bird's wing spread to flee;
She turned her weary arms to Death,
And the light of her eyes to me.
-U. C. Bunner. n Century Magazine.
THE MANIAC CHEMIST.
Years had passed since I had seen the
metropolis of America-New York. 1
reached the city the morning of the 23d
of May, 1856, and arriving at the house
of my friend, Richard Carver, I found a
piece of crape tied to the knocker.
" Who is deadP" was my mental
question, as, hesitating not, I opened
the door and entered the parlor, where
I found Mr. Carver and his wife sobbing
as though their hearts were breaking.
Mine was a silent greeting, and I soon
learned the cause of my friends' distress
-Carlotta, their only child, lay shrouded
for the tomh in the room over my head.
She harf died the evening preceding
my arrival, of a strange disease, after
an illness of a few short houra. Alive
in the morning-laughing at the break
fast table; but at night aead-her sin
less soul in the haven of eternal rest.
With slow steps I accompanied the
grief-stricken father up stairs, and we
stood by the cofllin which contained the
form of his beloved Carlotta. She
looked very beautiful, even in the sleep
of death-her face wore a smile as if
given in response to the beckonings of
angels. Her golden hair lay upon her
white-roked breast, crossed by her
snow-white hands. I laid my hand
upon the beautiful tresses, inwardly
wishing that I might become the posses
sor of one.
At that moment Mr. Carver, as if
divining my thoughts, stooped, severed
one of the locks of the lovely dead, and
placed it in my hand.
" Mark." lie said, " I ain about to ask
of you a favor;" hero ho brushed the
tears from his eyes. " Some one must
watch to-night, andl I wish that you per
form that du tgryou were a friend to
I told him I accepted the trust. He
thanked me, and covering the cold
face again, we rejoined his agonized
wife below. Time p~assed g1oomily
enough till nightfall, when, taking sev
eral books and a lamp, I made my way
to the chamber of (death. After look
ing upon the face of Carlotta, I set the
lamp upon the table andl seated myself
I soon found that the books I had
brought along were uninteresting-I
had taken them at random from the
parlor table--and that ther would not
keep mec awake. I laid them aside,
and picking up the lamp, began search
ing the room for others. On the top
most shelf of a clothes-press I encount
ered a volume entitled " Philosophy of
Life, Death and Immortality,' and
with it resumied my seat. Upon the
fly-leaf of the book I saw in delicate let
ters the name of her who was so near me
and so still, and I resolved to read the
book for her sake. Soon 1 was deeply
interested, and page after page my eyes
By-and-by I heard footsteps in the
hail, and 1 knew my sorrowing friends
were seeking their room for the pur
p ose of retiring. At last I read the
last sentence. ofthe old volume, olosed
it, and fell back in the rocking-chair in
a sort of doze. I was only in a semi
unconscious state, for I heard the rattle
of vehicles over the stony streets, and
the loud voices of those going home
ward from the theaters. Before closiin"
my eyes I had turned the light low, andl
objects in the room were thereby ren
dered some what indistinct.
I cannot say how long I remained in
my lethargic sleep, when I heard steps
ascending the stairs. The footsteps
Were those of some one divested or
shoes. I roused myself and listened.
The steps approached.
"0, 'tis only Mr. or Mrs. Carver
coning to take a longing look at Car'
lotta,' I mused. "'They think I sleep.
andl move easily so as not to disturb
Presently the door opened and the
person entered the room. By the dijn
light I saw the outlines oX a man. He
wvent over to the coffin a i began to lift
Carlotta from it.
The body was partially lifted from
the cofin, when i turned the light up
and it flashed upon the intruder. The
dead fell from his arms and lie stood
erect. He was not Mr. Carver, but a
stranger to my sight. He was nearly
as tall as I?, and his arms told me that
lie had the strength of the Nenmean
lion. His hair wa brushed behind his
ears, and his eyes-oh, those (lark,
dlashing orbs-told me that I faced a
madman. I trem~bled as the truth
flashed upon my bramn. [ was. alone
and unarmed with the dead and the in
sane, and in all probability I would
have to fight the latter for the former.
in vain I tried to look those eyes
down--they continued to glare into
mine. Then I thought I might calm
the madman by words.
This is a beautiful night, my friend,"
I began, trying to carry his thoughts
away from the dead.
" ethe stars shine like her eyes
did once," and he pointed to poor Car
I was at a loss how to proceed. The
next moment he strode forward and
"But she is dead. They kflled her
because they hated her. She shall be
mine though, for all that. 1 possess. a
liquid that can bring the dead to life.
The liquid was sent to me from the
spirit land beyond the grve; - the
angels--those who hurled Stan over
the battlements of Heaven-broughlt It
to me a thousand years ago. I will re
store life to my Carlotta, and then the
angels of Heaven nor the fiends of
hades cannot tear her from me. I defy
*eJ ert' he
ashg his toe~ " You wato her!
Not byhe lake of sin! She is mine;
wq were married in Heaven; our mar
riage. Is recorded in the Lamb's book.
Yes, arlotta, I will take' thee away."
I stood for a momeut motionless, ut
not idle. I was determined to defend
my oh a ; to save the dead from be
in ca ed off by the maniac. I looked
around the room for weapons. A heavy
hickory cane stood within my reach,
nud eagerly I grasped it. The mad
man's face was turned from me, and
with uj>ralsed weapon I approached
him. boon I was near enough I pautsed
to strike, when he suddenly Lurned,
and with a shriek sprang at me. I
struck, however, but the blow fell upon
Then we met and clinched in a strag
gle of life and death. I exerted all ny
strength, and we Swayed from one end
of the room to the other. Why did not
Mr. Carver come to my assistance? Sure
ly he heard the noise our struggling oe
ealoued, but no . help came. The
breath of my mad antaigonist seenied
flames as It touehed my face, and soon
er than I had th->ught I was borne to t1w
floor, where I lay weak and completely
in his power. he bent over ine and
took fron his pocket a vial, the con
tents of which I saw at a glance were
prussic acid. I saw his object and the
speedy death In store for me.
I tried to scream, but my effort pro
duced nothing but a whisper, which
made the fiend grin triumphantly. Sud
denly he seized the cane and thrust one
end of it into my mouth, to prevent me1
closing It against the polson. He then un
corked the vial and gradually lowered it.
Was there no help? Mr. Carver and
his wife must be imitating the seven
sleepers. Thus I thought at that dread
ful hour. The poison was within reach
of my lips. My prayers (the first I had
said for years) were going aloft, when
a noise near the coflin attracted the
maniac's attention, and he sprang to his
feet and strode thither.
He seemed to forget me, for he began
handling Carlotta again. His move
ments were slow, and I watched him
with my strength slowly returning. At
last, the coffin was tenantless, and its
tenant lay on the floor. The maniac
stooped and began to rearrange the dis
ordered grave clothes preparatory to
bearing her away.
"Yes," he said aloud, addressing the
dead, " I will restore thee to life. We
will live in Heaven forever, then. We
will be happy. I will be King and thou
shalt be Queen. How grand, Carlotta.
I will hurl Jupiter and Juno from their
thrones and we will occupy them. Ha!
By this time I felt my strength fully
regained, and, grasping the cane, I
cautiously regained my feet. I stood
upright a moment without attracting
the maniac's attention; then I sprang
forward and brought the heavy canej
with all my might dlown upon h is un
protected head. He sank to the door,
the blood trickling down his forehead
like great beads. He was insensible.
I placed Carlotta in her cotlin, and
hurried down stairs to the chamber of
Mr. Carver and his wife, which I found
with seine dificulty, for it was in a
distant part of the'house. I wvondered
not they heard not the madmain's
shriek, or our struggle succeding it.
In a few moments I related my story,
and(, accompanied by Mr. Carver, re
turned to the room, wvhere we found the
maniac in the position I had left him.
We diressed his wound, secured him with
ropes, and the following morninig he was
taken to a lunatic asylumi from which
he had escapedl.
From my friend I learned that the
madman was named William ComstocK,
and was a chemist by profession. Hie
had loved the beautiful Carlotta, and
upon her refusal to wed him became in
sane. After being~ an in~mate of the
asylum a week he effected his escape,
and all search for him was fruitless. It
was suipposed0 that when he hieaird of her
death--which he did by means imk:town
to any person but himself-h- crazy
brain conceived the plan of stealinig her
from her coffin.
P'oor Carlotta was buried, and as 1
stood by her grave, I recalled the
scenes of the past night, and shuddered
whein I thought how near death I had
been. Had not a rat made a noise in the
dIresser, I would not have met you to
m ave sat up with the (lead sin1ce,
but not alone; and whenever I am suim
moned to such duties I inciuire if aue
asylums have lost any of their Inmates
lately. Trhat is what streaked my hair
A Runaway Turntable.
A rather singular occurrence took
place recently at the Pittsburgh division
roundhouse, on the Pennsylvania Rail
road. A laborer was engaged in white
washing the pit, when it became neces
sary to have the turntable moved. Al,
though there Is an engineer in charge of
the little engine which runs thme table,
the laborer thought to save time and
trouble by starting it up himself. He
turned on the steam and te table started
around, but when he attempted to stop
he made a mistake and turned on all the
steam In the boiler. The table went
faster and faster until it made about
forty revolutions a minute, the white
washer vainly attempting to stop It.
Workmen stood on the edge of the pit
and tried to shout to the laborer to turn
the little wheel in the other direction,.
but for a time the ox perimenter failed to
catch the Idea. In the meantime an old
man who had been upon the table when
it started had thrown himself down and
was holding on to the railroad track for
dear life, thinkin every minute that he
would be hurle off and grournd up.
Fortunately npthing like that occurred.
The whitewasher finally got the right
idea. He began to reverse the wheel
and soon the table was brought to a
standstill with no casualties whatever.
The Desired Article Fully Described.
The following letter was rer-ently re.
oelved at Castle Garden:
Addresseg muost fill of respect andl humbie.
ness to the yery ditingulshed C!oiiarn.
of Emigratida in the town of New Yor~k
ST. PArL Minn., July 8, 1882.
Throc yars ago I arifed in United States4 at
Castle G.arden. I was most kind treat'A bel
the gentle meps in the garden which end nao
to Minnesota to an employment and I mad
monney a great desll. no e I haft a store andI
a horree end waggo n only I hat niotaw wIfe
and I most respectedly ask the Coimisarys
to send me a wife from Sceandinavia. A Swe
den girli or a Nlorway giril I want but a Dane
grlI do neo love because Danish laingage I
Cnot spa well. fonniey she must h af a
ttle, and ais dreq andi o~oots and mantel,
because cloti ligo are very dear ina Minnesota.
I do not wan a girl of more age as twenty
fife, and she mumst haf no father or muder with
her. Wil the Commissary4, respetfully I ask,
gf me a sri like thiss and mend her~ to me inI
SLPu Mfn e My nam Is John Olsen.
Address, ~)9 street, St. Paul.
Raistag TraIt for Proit.
Fewer bright anticipations have been
realized in raising fruit for the supply of
markets that any business enterprises
in which sensible and intelligent, and,
withal, industrious persons engage. The
geat majority of persons who embark
fruit-raising as an occupation where
by to gain a livelihood are the victims of
disappointment. Generally they are su
perior In mind, culture and learning to
the persons who engage in general farm
ng, dairy ing or stock-raising. Ordina
rily they have more means tnan the per
sons who engage in the other pursuita
nameL Considerable capital is required
to purchase land in the vicinity of one
of the much lauded fruit-growing dis
tricts, and more is needed to buy stock
and support a family till the trees. vines
and bushes come into bearing. Observ
ation shows that a large proportion of
the p;ersons who engage in fruit-raising
on a large scale are men who have been
bred for the learned professions or who
have good scientific attainments. Ord'
narily they are well ac(uainted with
botany, entomology and ornithology.
Theoretically they are well ae'iuainted
with fruit-growing and the.business re
litions growing out. of it.. Many of them
have good libraries of books that treat
on every department of fruit production
and matters pertaining to it. The books
that compose these libraries have not
only been read but studied. Fruit-rais
ers are generally studious persous, They
own more books as a rule than farniors
do and take more na(azines and papers.
They also attend more conventions and
meetings devoted to the matters in
which they are engaged. No class of
men are at greater pains to inform them
selves in relation to every department of
the business in which they are engaged
than fiuit-raisers. They are always dil
igent in acquiring knowledge.
What is more, they are generally dill
gent in business. They also possess
another element of success. They are
in love with their business, and are oft
en completely fascinated with it. They
are fond of talking about it in season
and out of season. It is as easy to dis
tinguish a fruit-raiser as it is a clergy
man or a school-teacher by his conver
sation. Men often engage. in farm
me or continue in it against their
ill by force of circumstances. but the
fruit-raiser is generally such by choice.
He chooses the occupation out of
love of it. Of course he expects to
make money, and he deserves to (o so
on account of the energy he displays.
Still lie very often fails. He does not
acquire a fortune or gFain- a competence.
In many cascs he loses the place he
has spent the earings and savings of
half a life-time to ac(uire, and is 'then
obliged to fall back on some unconge
nial pursuit in order to gain a living.
Although tile number of professional
fruit-raisers is much smaller than that
of general farmers, still we hear of
more failures among the first than the
last. It is somewhat easy to account
for these frequent failures. The busi
ness of fruit-raising is a hiazardlous one.
The fruit crop~ is more liable to injuries
thanf ordinary field crops are. A long
er tune is necessary to mature it. More
kinds of insects injure trees, vines and
bushes and the fruit they produce than
dlestroy corn1, potatoes and( small grains.
The prospect of a crop of fruit is likely
to be destroyed by unfavorable weather
at any time from the formation of the
buds till the period of ripening. It is
rare that serral crops of large standard
fruits ar raised in succession. Orchard
ists know that a ''hearing" year is tol
lowed by an " off"' year. D.uring the
first fruit is low, and (luring the second
there is little to sell. As fruit-raisers
are gene rally men of "g'reat explecta
tionls" they are liable to run in dlebt.
Raising penehecs in tihe region ab~out
Delaware Bay has been prolitable for a
very long pecriod. T1heo success of the
peah-growers there caln be accounted
for in various ways. Thme climate is
very favorable, thme tranlsportation facil
ities are excellent, and several hu-ge
cities are in tihe v'icinitv. Raising' ap~
pies in Michigani, New York, and in
several of the Newv England States has
also been prlolitaLble for' many years.
Raising grapes in the vicinity of wvine
mlaking establishments where a cash
market is always assured is generall va
prosplerous industry. TIhet cases of fail
ure are much imore common than those
of continuedl success, however, in rais
ing any kinds of fruit on a laro'e scale
in most parts of the country. 'rhe large.
fruit enterprise~s established in Southern
Illinois and Eastern Michigan have
tuedl out imuch like mining enter
prises. A few pers'ons met wvith suc
cess foi a short time, a much smaller
number were quite successful for a
term of years. andl a large number com
pletely failed in realizing their expecta-.
tions. Many wvent into the business
with a goodl capital, and1( after strug'
ghing for a fewv years were forced tore
tire with none. As with mining, so
wvith fruit-raising: one fortun ate success
causedl many to engage in a business
that led1 to disaster. Thle story of the
man who realized $500 from an acre of
strawberries in one season travels all
over tihe country and1 induces many to
plant vines. Thie rep orts of the fail
ures of a humndredi of these persons nev
er appear in print. To render the grow
ing of fruit for the supply of a distant
city market prolitable it is necessary to
have an ex(cellent location in regard to
climate andl soil, goodl t ransportation fa
cilities, and an oppor'tunity of disposing
of articles at cnnning establishments
that cannilot lie disposed~ of in tihe gen
eral market. --Ch/icago Times.
The Human Roadway.
At the close of one of the great re
ligious festivals of the Moslem year a
number of Arabs are seen to detach
themselves from the cro)wd anid to lie
dlown sidle by side in the (lust, face (down
ward, like log~s upon a "'cordulroy" roadi,
while their frienda, crowding around
them, press down an arm hk.re aiid there,
in order to make' this living pavement
as compact a~s p)os-ible. When all is
reaudy the (crowd1 falls back, while a
horseman coming up from behind
p asses at aquiick walk over the prostrate
bodi1 es. This is called the Doseh, or
'"trampling.'' Each man receives the
full pressur~e of the iron-shod hoof
in the smaldl of his back, and not a few
may he seen to writhe undier it like
trodlden worms. The moment, this
horrible pageant is over the friends andl
relatives 01 the trampled men rush u
in) them and (10 their utmost to make it
appear that they have received no in
jury from the pressure. The odious
farce, however, is always nnsuccessful,
the groans and wriihings of the sufferers
being a very sufficient evidence to the
contrary. The whole spectacle is re
voltinig in the ext!reme, but deserves at
tention as striking proof of the lengths
to which Auperstition and fanaticism can
The EPy mn China.
The date of the intnodulton of o pnm
in China is a moot oint. . Even Sir Bob
ert Hart, the Inspector-General of
Chinese Customs, In is reports can say
nothing more definite about it than that
"native opium was known, produced
and used long efore any Europeans be
gan the sale of the foreign drug along
te coast." Chinamen themselves are
no better informed; and it is only ih -re
fore, by references to the poppy an I to
opium in the literature of the country
that we can gain any positive informa
tion on the subject. The dic.tlonaries
tell us that the poppy has at different
periods been known under the names of
Yu me hwa, "imperial grain flower;"
Me nang hwa, "grain-bag flower;" and
Ying suh hwa, *.'pitcher-grain flower."
Both the last names refer to the shape of
the seed-capsules, and the other finds an
explanation in the "History of the Later
Han Dynasty" (A. D. 25-220), where
we read that at that period it was the
duty of two especially appointed court
officials to superintend the makin" of
Yu me (poppy-seed) cakes for the'km
peror's use. Of course the seeds of the
poppy do not contain opium; but it Is
obvious that some glutinous substanco
must have been used in making up the
cakes, and it is not a rash conjecture
that the juice from the capsules was
that used for the purpose. This is the
more probable since the juice has long
been employed in a like manner in mak
ing the cakes known as "poppy-juice
fish." According to K'anghe s cele
brated Encyclopadia (published in
1726), these cakes are made of flour
formed into dough by the admixture of
the juice of the poppy, and are then
kneaded into cakes shaped in the like
ness of fish. Under the later Han Dy
nasty just referred to, the capital was in
the province of Sze ch'uen, where the
poppy is at the present date largely
grown; but we learn from the "Shwuy
king ciroo," a work referring to a some
what later period, that the plant was
not contined to that district, since men
tion is therein made of its flourishing
also in the province of Kwang..se.
The instinctive admiration which the
Chinese have always felt for coloring,
especially in flowers, has gained for the
poppy a high place in their estimation.
But, from the nature of the literature,
the expression of their admiration must
be looked for inainly in the works of the
poets. Their enthusiasm for the poppy
blossom, however, Is vastly heightened
by an appreciation of the charms of the
juice and the strengthening qualities of
the seeds; at all events, these virtues of
the plant find prominent mention in
Chinese poetry. With Yung T'aou, of
the 'ang dynasty (A. 1). 618-907), the
pleasure of sight seems to have pre
dominated. While on a journey this
poet was so enchanted by a field of pop
pies, possibly because they reminded
him of similar scones in his native pro
vince of Sze ch'uen, that he forgot (he
says) all the griefs of ten thousand miles
of travel. The poet Soc Chehi (1039
1112) dwells, in an ode, on the curative
andl invigorating effects of the poppy
seeds5 and( juice; and( So Sutng, of about
the same p~eriodi, a native of Fuh-kueen,
p raises the beauty of the plant. which
he speaks ot as~ being grown " overy
wvhere" (ch'oo ch'oo). 'The first medi
cal man who spea~ks of the juice of the
po'ppy in a professional point of 2 iew is
a certain C'hoo Chin-hiang, a native of
Che-keang, who lived dluring- the end of
the twelfth and the beginning of the
thirteenth century. ''At the ~present
day,'" writes this author, " nmany peo
ple sulfering from cough and weakness
take the juice of the popp)y as ai remedy.
It is also ai cure for fever arisingo fro'm
damp, and for dysentery. .But," het
adds, ''though its value as~ a mediciine
is great, it yet. kills men like a do ule
edged swordi (Shai jin joo keen'), andu its
use should therefore bc avoided at all
There are different maclines for pro-.
ducing electric light, and1( to describec
them intelligenily and accurately would
regr~uire much more space thani can be
given to the subject here. Besides, to
make it at all fairlyv understood nmany
pictorial illustrations would b~e neces-.
sary. Only the slmplest facts in rela
tioni to this matter can be given in this.
article. It is generally known that an
electrical current can be sent through a.
wireo coil or circuit; that if such a cir-.
cuit is interrupted by cutting the wire,
and the ends of the severed wire are
brought niear to each other, the electri
cal current will leap across the gap, and.
if the current is strong enough it will
cross it in glowing sparks. If a combus
tible substance is placed in such a gap
it is inflamed. A small platinum wire or
thread of carbon may be heated to aglow
ing white heat. If two pieces of carbon
lbe attached to the ends of the severed
wire the electricity, as it passes from
one to the other, will strike off glowing
particles of carbon from the carbon on
the positive end of the wire (that from
which the current leaps) to the carb~on
on the negative end or po01e (that to
which it leaps). A glowing arch of
sparks may fill the gap. If the ends of
the vire be united-inside of a hermeti
cally scaled glass globe-by a loop of
bamboo thread, burnt to chiarcoal, the
elcetrical current, in passing over the
carbon loop, will heat it to a luminous
white head. This is Edison's lamp.
Various means of generating the elec
tricity have been dliscoveredl, but thn'y
caiinot be explained here.---Chicago
HIits to Letter-Writers.
It is a matter of common complaint
in business offices that a large number
of c'orrespondents4, many of them of the
most intelligent class, often neglect to
give the name of the State as well as
the place from which their letters are
dated. Subscriptions to newspapers,
ordlers for goods, and many other comn
munications are sent through the mails
in this incomplete form, and the receiv
era are neither able to fill the orders nor
to return the money for want of the
full address of the senders. Sometimes
letters calling for answers are p~osted~
without even a date; some times they have
dates, hyt the postoffices 'or States are
wanting. Tlhere are firms which number
cases of this kind by the thousand. It
does not always answer to take the
postmark on the envelope, even when
that is legible, for the regular postoffice
of the writer; because he may have
posted tbe letter at some other than his
re'gular postoffice, or in a postal car.
There i'f but ono business way ofcm
mencing a letter, and that inebules the
legible inscription of the pla~ce where
'written in fulf, unless the writer p refers
to give this information at the foot of
the page. When the commnunication is
on bnsinena lei as~ -aenr-al rula in all
KOMB AND AIRE.
-Veal Stew: bol about two and a
half of the breast of veil In wa
ter eno to over, for one hour
a half, a dosen potatoes and i
boil half an hour longer. Then add a
pint of rich milk, thicken and season and
pou over slices of toast.-Rural Neo
-A worm soahewhat resembling the c
true army worm has says 'a Kentoky
exchange, done much damage to barley
crops in that State by cutting off the <
stem just below the head and letting the e
grain fall to the ground. It is desdri bed
as being a little darker and its locomo
tion is different from the worm that ap
pears in wheat.
-Satin can be renovated in the same
way that velvet often is-that is, by
taking a hot iron placing a wet cloth I
over It, and holding the satin in the
steam, the wrong side nearer the heat.
Of course, when the satin is worn off I
this does no good, but when it is crushed
or wrinkled the effect is surprisingly
good.-N. Y. Post.
-Cabbage Fried with Cream: Chop
a quart of cold boiled' cabbage, fry it a
fifteen minutes with sufficient butter to
prevent burning, season it highly with t
pepper and salt, and stir into It half a e
cupful of cream or of milk, with a tea- I
spoonful of flour mixed with it; let it
cook five minutes longer, and serve it
-A Missouri farmer writes: As soon
as I find an animal in distress from
bloat, from eating wet grass or clover,
I wet It along tfie back with cold well
water, and also place a large cloth or
blanket of several thicknesses over the
paunch, after being saturated with all
the cold water that it will absorb, and
over that a dry blanket. If the cold
water is properly applied, one will not
have to wait long for a cure.
-Melons and Squashes: Last year,
as a test, I pinched the ends of the long
main shoots of the melons, squashes and
cucumbers, and left some to run at their
own sweet will. One squash plant sent
out a single stem reaching more than
forty feet, but did not bear any fruit.
Another plant was pinched until it
formed a compact mass of intermingling
side shoots eight feet square and it bore
sixteen squashes. The difference in
favor of the yield of an acre of melons
treated by this process may easily
amount to 100 barrels."- racticat
-Tapioca Pudding: One cup of
tapico, one quart of milk, four eggs, one
tablespoonful melted butter, and two
tablespoonfuls of sugar; nutmeg. Soak
the tavioca four hours In two cups of
cold -water; it should absorb it all.
Warm the milk slightly, and soak the
tapioca in this an hour longer. Rub
butter and sugar to a cream, and having
beaten the eggs very light, whip all
these together before putting in tapioca
and milk. Pour into a buttered pud
ding-dish, grate a little nutmeg on top,
an dset in the oven. In five minutes
stir up. carefully from the bottom to
hinder the solid settling of the tapioca.
Shut the oven and bake until "set" and
uicely browned. Eat with pudding
sauce, or with sugar and butter, if you
send to table warm. It is good cold with
milk and sugar.-Thse Ho us?ehold.
Frnanklin Pierce's Beginning.
The first step made by President
F'raniklin Pierce towards distinction is
thus related: One man had stabbed
anothe'r in an affray, the knife entering
the left side below the elevenith rib, and
is conseqjueceL the injured man had
diedl. The murderer was to be tried,
an'd some tyro could avail himself of the
(opporotunity I(o defend the doomed man.
Tlhis tesk fell to young Pierce, just
the en1(ltering the profession of law. The
caI 0 waIs so clear that most lawyers of
avon more experience would have b~eeni
e:>nitent with a moving appeal to the
jury. Not so the embryo executive,
~ ho0 set abiout in goodl earnest, despite
al1 evidence, to prove the mian innocent.
First, he adroitly managed to have the
trial postp~oned three months, lie then
went to the oficee of a. physician and ask
ed him if he would take a student, inti
mating his (desire to purisue a course of
study in physiology. The practitioner
staored at the p~roposition, but resp)onded
in! thle atiirmative, and Pierce begau to
stud v. and he persevered for the ensu
ing three muonths, taking care to make
h imaself thorouglly conversant with the
lhuiman frame, and chanrging his memory
with all technicalities so that he had
evcry term at his tongue's end. The
trial commenced in usual form ; th -
surgeons were sworn, who testified thi
the man thus wounded must have died
of the wounds inflicted. At length
Piece was permitted to cross-exammne
the surgeons. Ho demanded what tis
sue andl membranes the knife must
have passed. The surgeons, who had
not supposed it incumbent upon them
to "study up," could not explain ; they
were, of course, positive that the victim
was nmnrdered, and that the prisoner
ought to he punished ; but undler the
close questioning of Pierce they halted
andl blundered. This prep~ared the way
for the defence to make an effective plea.
H~e cautioned the jury against being
swvayed b~y men so ignorant thait they
could not even tell the names of certain
tissues, and thence cunningly argued
that the victim did not (lie of the wound,
and that the prisoner was not, therefore,
guilty of murder. Thus lhe won upon
the jury, and to the amazement of all,
the guilty man was acquitted.-/yracuse
-A good joke is tohal of a certain
Dublin professor-a stieikler for ventila
tion. Being recently put into a room at
an hotel with aniothier guest, he asked
thme latter to raise the wiindow ait nighlt,
as the air wvas so close. " I ('nt raise
it,"' said the guest, after workinig at the
wmndow for a wvhile. "Then knaock a
pai:e of glass9 out," said the professor,
which was dlone. After a while the pr1o
fessor got up and broke another: t hen
he wvas able to sleep). But in the morn
ing he discovered thmat he had only
broken into a bookease. -N. ). Post.
THrE Richmond (Va.) Slate writes :
Ex-Mayor J. A. Gentry, Manchester,
this State, was cured of rheumatism by
St. Jacobs Oil.
--Mr. C'orliss, of Wade lanlftationl,
Me., an old1 gentleman, seventy-fivo
years of age, hunted down and shot a
h~ear recent ly in Perham, whose skIn
measuredl secen and a' half feet from
snout to tail, six andl a half feet across
the shoulrier4 and hips, and five andl a
half feet acoss the narr'owest part, anad
whose carcass was larger than a goodl
sizedi two-vear-obi heifer. Mr. Corliss
ha3 hunte'1 bear~s ever sinenO he was sev
enteen years of age, and has killed over
Wz KNtW from experience that St.
Jacobs Oil will cure rheumatism.-Peo
,.~ f tia Paianrinn.
-Mrs. Carrie Ch lives In ing.
ampton, N. Y., and as a shoemaker by
rade. Due ha piegged forty pairs 0?
moots in ten hours, and averages twelve
pes a week of good work. She also
inderstands and -oes with equal rapid.
yevery branch of the work.-N. Y.
BEING entirely vegetable, no particular
are is re ied whIle using Dr. Pierce's S
'Pleasant Purgative Pellets.' They operate
vithout disturbance to the constitution,
let, or occupation. For sick headache,
onstipation, Impure blood, dizziness, sour
ructations from the stomach, bad taste In .
nouth, bilious attacks, pain in region of
idney, internal fever, bloated feeling
bout stomach, rush of blood to head, take
)r. Pierce's "pellets." By druggists.
-Not very long since, a naturalist in
England was fined for keeping a parrot
wo days without water. and It is now
leclared by naturalists of thirty years'
xperience, at the Zoological Gardens,
n London, that parrots do not need
water, and that they give them none. R
nay be made by hard work, but can neither E
e made nor enjoyed without health. To
hose leading sedentary lives Dr. R. V.
ierce's "Golden Medical Discovery" is a
'eel friend. It stimulates the liver, purifies P.
he blood, and Is the best remed for con
uniption, which is scrofulous disease of
he lungs. By all druggists.
-The friends of women suffrage
have been reckoning up their gains in
the recent Massachusetts elections, and
find that twenty-six towns favor the cause
Rgainst eleven last year, while good
minority votes are recorded in eighteen
towns.-New Haven Register.
Dr. Pierees "Favorite Fresewisote"
Ll ways becomes the favorit e remedy of those
6vlio try it. It is a specific for all female
"weaknesses" and derangements, bringing
strength to the limbs and back, and color
to the face. Of all druggists.
MR. FRANCIs RIoHMANN, the time
tried, fire-tested Democratic candidate
for Sheriff, is well along in the canvass,
and his friends are confident of his eleo
tion by a large majority.
SAVANNAH, GA., Feb. 21, 1881.
H. H. WARNER & Co.: &rs-I have been
completely cured of stone In the bladder
and kidney difficulty by your Safe Kidney
and Liver Cure. J. D. AUDUS.
-It may be wrong to laugh but one
cannot help smiling at the odd picture
of a man trying to commit suicide in a
rain-barrel. William Wilson, of Wil- a
ton, Pennsylvania, recently tried it with
great success. A tragical companion
piece to this would be the picture of a
young lady who fell from a height of
eighity feet, and lit in a mud-puddle. It
soiled her clothes but it saved her life.
LYDrA E. PINKHAM's Vegetable Corn
poundl doubtless ranks first as a curative
agent in all diseases of the procreative sys
tem, degeneration of the kidneys irritation
of the bladder, urinary calculi, Abc., &c.
-An old man in Hampden, Me., is
said to have a trunk (size of trunk ntot
stated) filled with silver dollars, which
he saved up years ago, most of them
being dated between 1803 and 1831.
MERCH ANTs, PEDDLERs A&UCTONEERS IL
Write' to L. A. BALL & Co., 19 Marietta St.
A tlanta, Ga., for catalogue of prices of cheapi
Jewelry and Notions. Cash buyers, we want
you to see the advantage.
--Nicholas McNulty, a Syracuse fires
man, after talking with a friend for a
minuto at a fire early a few morning
ago, turned to attend to his engine and
Quick, complete our~ all annoying Kidney,
Bladder and Urinary Diseases. S1. Druggists.
Mtend for pamphlet to E. 8. WELLS, Jersey City,
N. J. _______ _
-Mal~ny at man~f whot pridles himself on
being self-made is simply the product of
a good wife.- PhiladelphiaNews.
MKNswAN's 'peptonised beef tonic the only
preparation of beef containing Its enllre nut
hious properties. It contain, blood-making,
force generating and life-sustaining properties ;
invaluable for indigestion, dyspapuila, Dervous
prostration, and all forms of general debility,
also, in all enfeebled conditions, whether the
result of exhaustion, nervous prostration, over
work or acute disease, par tioularly if resulting
from pulmonary complaints. Caiwell, Hazs'.rd
4 Co., proprietors, New York. Sold by druggi.
Neuralgia, Sciatica, L~umbago,
Bav~kache, Soreness of the Chest,
Gout, Quinsy, Sore Throat, Swell- |
ings and Sprains, Burns and
Scalds, General Bodily
Tooth, Ear and Hleadache, Frosted
Feet and Ears, and all other
Pains and Aches.
No Preparation on earth equals 8-r. Jacoons OIt,
as a sqafp, sutre, aimple and cheap External
Remedy. A trial entails but the comparatively
trifling outlay of 50O Cents, and every oneouffering
wIth pain can have cheap and positive proof of its
Directions in Eleven Languages. 17
BOLD BY ALL DRUGGIST8 AND jn..ALERS
A. VOGELER & CO.,
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(ENTLI EM iN have used JDa. IIAarT k'a lisos F
tRwernyf nea n mlalie 8v nee 8 rd st
IRON T~) Nrc does. In many cases of Nervona Pr'stra
,ovrlshed OoiVlltlon of the blood, this peerless r~iaaeIv
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Mule rC!flC() y. ~ ~reacrlho It In preforq~nce to any iron
Mj DR. i.~'Li~Ti1~ IIIOY TONIC Is a npccr~lty In
~'T. T.carrca. ~rn.. ~j
The Only Watch Factory
IN THE SOUTH.
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OUTHERN MEDICAL COLLEGE,
-gular Winter Term begins first week in October
and continues five months.
ITAL aM LD AL ADTANTAG38 MOT CLAB.
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mm. WE. eMORIN NIOLSON,
0. Bo -__ :De_ .
Restetters stomach Bitters etIfrpates dyspepela with
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MAKE HENS LAY.
An English Veterinary burgeon and Ciwruiet, &-w
ravelingla this ouatry, says tat mOss, of t% e orrde 4
aitle Fewders meld here are worthless traU.. He sayle
hat Iheridaa's Conditoe Powders are absolutely lunre
ad imumenmely va~luable. Nothing on earth wi., tks
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sat by mail for i letter stamips. I. E.JO ENSONA & O.
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T RU TH i"." NIfT.vin".~lsr.
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'e W. S. BUCHIAN AN, Fioyd, La.
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-CHIKAP TEAS " that are Leing adlvertiged-they are dangerous
nii detrirnental in. haalth- ainw prison. D~eat only with relnable
lolers and with firnt hanea ir potle. No hunbtn.
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It contains nearly ao0 fine portraits and engravings of
battles and other historical scenes, and is the mosnt com
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ol ylaigdruggmta. For circulars and almanaes -
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IEA S in nhundane--85 Million pounds
imported last year.-Pric-es lower
than ever.-Agen'a wantue.-Don't
waste tline.--. end for ciretular.
10 lbs. Good Bllack~ or M1ixCed, for $1.
10 lbs. Fine lInck or liedi, fosr 12.
10 i b..Chaoice 13ack or ixed, foar $3.
lend for pound sllmple, 17 ets. extra for postage
''hen get up a club. Chioicest Tee in thI ole Ii .
,argest variety.--Prleas-a Everbte-d - lleit Tlea
lousc inI Amnerien.-Ne '-root.- Nj 1in;..g.
traight litiness.---Value for m.1ne,
A ombinoati -'f pro.
?5p~ >ltabltt ;orie.Th
(If Uf p)j reeraion ot fIron
it eth no h a,eer is t lef
other front jprepatrationnp. *
NIC in my practIce, aunI in ant# hf snu. cKt
ything to give the resul1ts tha l1d .) !T to:1K'
tsn, I'emyl hsaes. y.la S t.'. 'teli rhn
has han mylhandc. mIc Eou. won e-' ii run
plIaiav yielded te1 t'ngt si'# un Op-'r
preparatio m. i :n *a w o *.o A' canoun
'it'll . Un, ];Opl-.1