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0 *0 la4 wm lean and sore
to snoMkwi, an oft from wild an(
tn. Whs eness came the droo ng deer,
An1101ed e waste about the ughs con,
tabspring we plowed and proffere4
, a pillage for the birds;
w dam tn urgent need
"W the suppliant lowing herds.
berren wastes have run,
o f oozing greenery lies,
Where knots of gnats hang reeling in the sun
Till early dusk, when tilt th3 dragon-files.
All ni#bt the craw-fish deeper digs her well,
As shows the clay that ireshly curbs them
Atl Many k random upheaved tunnel tells
Where ran the mole across the fallow
But ih., the stonc-.dumb dullness of the dawn.
Wheti 'en the cooks too listless are to crow,
Ant Lies the world as from nll life w;thdrawn,
'nahtediing and outworn and swooning lowi
Thero Is no dow on any greenness shed,
The hatl-bikod earth is split along the
The very btirs in stu:ted clumrs are dead,
Ant mullen-leaves drop withered from the
Yet vre the nocn, as brass the heaven turns,
Tho cruel -tin smiuts with unerring aim,
The Wight and touch o' all things blinds and
And biro, hot hills seem shimmering inte
On either side the shoo-deep dusted lane
The meager wisps of tennel scorch to wire;
Slow tags the tean that drags an empty wain,
An(], croaking dry, a wheel runs off its tire.
No flock upon the naked pasture feeds,
No blitheiome " Bob-White" whistles from
A gust runs crackling through the brittle
And heit and silence seem the more intense[
On outs pread wings a hawk, far poised on
Quick swooping screams, and then is heard
The strident shrilling of a locust nigh
Breaks forth, and dies in silence as before.
NO transient cloud o'erskims with flakes of
The landsoapo hazed in dizzy gleams of
A dove's wing glances like a parried blade,
And western walls the beams iu torrents
So burning, low and aower still the sun,
In flerce white fervor. sinki anon1 from
And so the dread, despairing day l fone,
And dumbly broods again the haggard night!
-J. P. Irine, in Century Magazine.
First Snow In Melbourne, Australia.
On1 Wednesday, -July 26. a spectacle
of a decidedly novel and, as far as is
officially known, unprecedented charac
ter was observed by the citizens of Met
boirne and suburbs-vi.: a genuine
snow-fall. It is true that a number of
colonists aver that snow fell on more
than one occasion in Melbourne during
I he first decade of Victorian history, but
our Ieteorological records are silent on
the ploint; and Mr. E~llery, the Govern
mient. Ast ronomner, wh~ose recollection
o ,tendls back to 1851, declares that the
snow-fall was the lirst in his Victorian
exp~erience. Altogether, Wedinesday,
July 26, 1882, wats a most exceptional
day in several respects. Its average
temperature was the lowest on recot d,
the thermometer never having r'sen
above forty dlegrees, while for the
greater part of the day it. was as low as
thirty-n ne degree=. A lower tenmpera
ture than the l atter has been registered
at the Ob-ervatory, but only for a~ very
Thle peculiarity about the day eon
&etect in the uniformly low templerature
that prevailed in Australia. It had been
raining sI ghtly during the previou
night, and \ ednesday morning opened
with evident signs of a continuance of
a milar weather. But few in Melbourne
wvete prepared for what took place
shortly after eight o'clock, when mini
gled snow and rain comnmen('ed to de
scend,. reviving old-world memories. and
O< catsionmig general express'ons of suir
pr.se. To young A ustralians the spe
taelie of falling snow-tlatkes lilling the
air was indee.t a new experience, and
they were' enabled to compare the ae
tual reality withI the concepltions formed
by reading thbe description; of simi'ar
scenes on the other side of the e unitor.
At about hali-past eight a heavier
fall of snlow was ob)served, the flakes
being th'cker, anud in .some places temn
orarily whitening a pretty large area.
The fall lasted for about hialf an hour.
during wvhich time large numbers of
peole in all parts of the cit y and sub
urbs wvatchedl the unusual 'ight wvithl
keen and evident interest. Th fall was
by no means confined' to the vicinity
o'f the Victo ian Capital, for it extende'd
mer the wvhole Southern portion of Auis
I raiia, and also embracect the elevated
di stricts of this colony, where "heavy
snowv" was reported frorm Mount Vic
toria, C7arcoar. Waleha, Bendameer,
Orange, Arm'dale andl Kiandra. At the
last mnentionedl township, which is situ
ated near' the head waters of the Snowy
River,' the ground ,was covered with
twenty inches of snow.
In Victoria the snow-fall at Mount
Macedon was continuous, alnd Mount
Buninyong capped with three feet of
snowv, the roofs of the houses in this el
evated localty being likewvise covered.
Ice three in hes thick was also reported
from Mount IHuninyong. T1he fall at
Lancetield lasted for two hours, and at
Beaufort the groundl was covered to a
depth of more than two iniches. The
mountains surroundling Ararat were
wrapped in a feecy mantle, and at
Smythesdale snow-balling was the pop
lar amusement (luring the greater por
tion of the (day. On Mount Cole two
feet of snow was lying, and the saw
' mills were compelled to suspend w'ork
in consequence. The ranges in the
neighborhood of Talbot andl Stawell were
likiewise snow-clad (luring a part of the
day. -Melbourne Arous.
There is nothing in royal rank to de
prive Its holders and their families of
any advantage derivable from having a
surname. Bourbon, Romanoff, Wittels
bach, Nassau, Braganza, Wasa, Hohen
zollern, Habsburg, Valois, Stewart,
Jagellon, and Hohenstauffen are all
cases in point'; and as regards Queen
Victoria's children, their family name
Is their mother's, not their father's, as
her rank was so much superior to his,
and she was the heiress of a greater
family. And her family name is Gwelf.
When a late Duke of Brunswick was
outlawed for debt in this country. I
remember that the proolarpation of out,
lawry was directed against "George
William Frederick Gwelf, Esq., com
monly called Duke of Brunswick."
There are, no doubt, sovereign houses
whose members do not use any sur
'lames, but in some of .these cases'they
possess them. That'ot tile Saxon House,
for exam ple, is Wettin, the surname of
that Elector Frederiok who was grand
father of the Ernest and Albert from
whom the two main branches of the
family are named. And the royal house
of Italy has used Savoy as its family.
Women and Water.
"There's an end to all fish' for
this season!" sighed the old man, dis
mally. " Perch was just bitin' good
and bass was commehein' for to run,
but it's all uo now for goodl"
"See them three giris out there in a
boat? When three girls goes rowin' the
fish just pack up and slip out.''
"How do you account for thatP"
"'Cause girls makes such a splashin'
and fuss and slain around so that evta
a whale couldn't stand it. Hear 'cm
There Is a good deal in the proposi
tion that giris "slam around'' some
under the conditions noniihatted, and a
man who takes any interest in human
uature can hoard a great deal of infor
mation by watching three women- get
into a small boat. 1 irst, there is a series
of squeals, supplemented by an edition
of yells, closing wivth an abrupt dive and
then an etlort to sit on the same seat,
and prolonged falsetto inquiries as to
why the thinstr tips over so. To the a#
erage woman the center of gravity is
always over In the hext country when
she watt to get into a boat, nnd the
Idea of equilibrium never enters into
her calculation, until the keel ol)s up
above the surface to see what s going
on inside. As for rowing, the girl of
the period regards It from a standpo'nt
peculiar to herself, and inclines to the
op:nion that the oar blades were made
.harp because the water is hard and
digging the order of the day.
" 1 claim that no woman can row a
boat." continued the old man. " You
see that girl shove one oar in the water
while she holds the other in the air, and
abuses the othei- two for not steering
straight. But they get come up with,"
he ehuckled, "'l'he other day that
siame party was out tishin' and they
caught one crab. The crab know'd
they was g'rls as soon as he got in the
boat, and he just opened his nippers
and them gals walked ashore. I ketched
their boat about a mile belov and that
crab was sitting up on the nidAhips
thw'irt winking at hinielf for his luck
and enterI.rise," and the old man bent
his attention on his lish-hooks, chuck
ling audibly as the force of the reminis
cenco struck him.
"No, sir," continued the old man,
glancing out on the river, " girls has no
busines.s in a boat, unless it's pulled up
out of the water. The other day a chap
went out with a couple of women after
cat-tails, and he let 'en row. Their
course was down stream, but as soon as
they dug their oars into the water the
boat started the other way, and Iin
blessc(l if it stopped intil they reached
1the head of navigation and slid up a
tree. i'd as quick trust a baby with a
gun as a girl wvth a boat, if I had my
wvay. There they go!" and he pointed
to t he disaster bey ond. "' When they
wan: to change places t hey try to walk
past each other on the same sidle, alnd
that fetches 'em! The water is nigh on
to two feet deep there, alnd they are sat
istied1 they are drowIned"'
Did yoeu ever see a woman fish?
P'rimiar'y shts catchies the hook in her
dress, drops her hands in her lap, and
says "pshaw!" Next she denounces
thle bait as "'na.'ty," refuses to touch it,
andl then wondlers why somebody does
not "string it" on her hoo0k for her. If
by any mistake she gets he rlinle into the
water, she is sure that something is
wvrong with the sinker, and if she gets a
nibblle she throws thme wvhole business
overboard, falls backward into the bot
tomn of the boat and squeals for help.
Occasionally you wvill 1:nd one who
hioldls on and1 captures her prey. Look
out for such a woman. Intoxicated
with success, she wvill swing hert line
around her hlead, tear a man's jaw out
with a hook, and all the time pity the
lish. -Brooklyn Eagle.
Myopia Among School Children.
At the monthly meeting of the New
York County Medical Association Dr.
W. F. Mittendort read a paper on
"Myopia and the Nec. soity of Its Cor
rection by Glasses." Ite said that
myopia or shortanightedness had jus'tly
been called a disease of civdlization, and
unless prompt measures were taken to
counteract the injurious influenaces
which led to the development of the dis
oase it must more and more be regarded
as a disease of civiliz d life. The dis
ease was incurable, but could be sne
a~ ssfully arrested by the application of
rhe proper glasses. The most danger
ons period for myopia to set in was from
thle agesof fhue to fifte- n years. and ana
exaiminationi of the pupils attending tho
-che ols of New York has led to the fo!
lowing~ discoveries: Out of 203 scholars
at tenlding the Thir teenth-street grammar
scuool only air were near-sightedl. A t
g.ramnmar school No. 58, 698 children
were examined, of whom 8j per cent.
were suff'ering from myopia. Tihis in
,21nded1 425 American children, among
whomi there were thirty-four cases of
myopia, and 273 Germans, of whom
uvwouty-six were suiff'ering fromn myopia.
At grammar sehool No. 35, of 630
Americans 10 per cent. were myopic,
and of 266 Germans 17j per cent, were
iafflicted with tihe disease. At Columbia
college 201 students were examined, and
of these 69, or 35 per cent., were found
to be near-sighted, tihe percentage being
greater in the academical department
than in the School of Mines. Further
investigation with a view to testing the
hereditary nature of the disease,
showed that of forty-five Jews 40 per
cent, came from myopic families; of
eighty-two German mnyopics 29, or
35 per cent., came from myopic families,
andi of 160 American children only 49,
or 31 per cent. had myopia in their
families. In ali eases it was found
myopia increased with the length of
school life. The popular prejudice of
the poorer classes agamnst the use of
glasses led to very mischievous results,
and oftL'n to hopeless blindness.-New
York Associated Pe Dipatch.
In the ancient wvorld the fork for oat
ing was unknown, andi thme well-bred
sought to display as much delicacy as
possible in the operation of conveying
food to the mouth w'th the fingers. It
was a thousand years ago when the tirst
mention of the forc/ntta was made in
Italian literature, and it was then spoken
of as introduced into Venice by a byzan
tine princess. ITt was at first not favora
bly received, and for two centuries came
little io use, either in italy or the rest
of Europe. No mention of a fork was
made in the catalogue of the table fur
nishings at the wed ding of M aria Sforza
Visconte as late as 1493. Still, the 15th
century saw its use spreading in France,
and the 16th in Germany. It was not
until the 17th that it was introduced in
-A. B. Howard. of Ma...au.. ..
USEFUL AND SUGESTI d
-Use jour ashs in your orchard or
keep them for the next potato orop, for
which they will be found profitable,-.
N. Y. Herald.
-Larger loads can be hauled with
broad whee's, and if the meadows are
so't these wheels do not sink 1into the
sod and cut it up as the pteseit harroW
tires will do.-Lie Stock Journett
--To mash thtrnips' pare tind edt ih
small pieces fnd let thdi stafld half Ad
hour in salt watel, thed put intd boil
Ing watek and cook until tender; drain
and pass through a colander and season
well with butter, popper, salt, and a
tahspoonful of cream. - St. Louis
-For a good lemon pudding take one
pint of sweet, cream, six eggs beaten
very light; mix the cream with one
coice-cup of sugar, and grate the rind
o& two large lemons, and add the juide
of one lemon. Line a dish with pastV,
1'our the mixture in, and bake in a tmod
erate oven. -Exchange
-TO remoVe freshly-spilled ink from
?arr-ets take up as much of the ink as
possible with a teaspoon; then pour cold
sweet milk on the spot and take up with
a teaspoon as before. Keep piouring
on the milk until it becomes only slight
ly tinged with the ink: then wash with
cold water, rubbing only a little. - -N. Y.
-As early as the time of Alexander
II., of Scotland, a man who let weeds
go to seed on a farm was declared to be
the Kng's enemy. In Denmark farm
ers are compelled to destroy all weeds
on their pmni'ses. In Fince a mai
nav jrosecute his icighbor for dani
ages who permits weeds to go to seed
which may endanger neighboring lands.
- As one travels over our lcautiful
country. and meets on every hand sturdy
well to-do farmers, who began life with
out a (ollar, cleared their farms, and
now are spending the evening of their
days in 1'ence ani plenty, one can hard
ly help thinking tiat w rse things might
befall a man than to be compelled to
start life on a bush farm.-Toronto
--If an'mals are al'owed to get pinched
with ( olai they will run down rapidly in
conlition. 1Exposire to one cold storm
in autumn will take off more t'esh than
a week's feed will imake up. Sheep are
especial su erers from rain, as their wool
Is a long time, in (trying. Bring youtr
stock under shelter every night and do
not turn them out during a storm.--N.
S. lie, a a.
-A qualty of California redwood is
its ready absorption of water when
heated, which for a time makes it al
most fire-proof. The quickness with
which fires are extinguished in San
Francisco has often been remarked, and
the celerity wth wh chi blazing build
ings arc often transformed into charred
remrnants is greatly facilitated by the
entire lack of the resinous element in
lie ted wood lumber. -San Francisco
--A conven'enee for almost ever wvo
man, but part cuiharly for the one who
hires her wishing udone by the dozen, in
t he movable skirt hot tomi. I low many
times it halppens that thle uper pat is
not soiled when t he rutl' or hem is too
(lusty to be wvorn, and this, pcrhmi s, aft
er onco wearing. The uiovale part is
to be buttoned to the upper at the knee,
or a tritle below, and it is allowable to
have three of them to one upper. Ese
small buttons. atnd as close together as
it is necessary to keep the skirt in pliee.
Alwnys tare the prcaut'on to examine
each button before putt~ng the garment
On. -N. Y.* PM.
The Last Man's CIn~b.
The death of Rtobert Ridldle, of No.
1,337 Hanover street, on Sunday, leaves
but four survivors of the original Last
Man's Club, of this city, which was or
ganized with fifteen members thirty
years ago. Mr. Riddle was t he presi
dent of the clut), which was org~anizedl
by the following members of old Vig
ilant Fir-e Company : .James Gallawvay,
John Gallaway, William Riddle, Rtobert
Riddle, W. Y. Owens, W. lKucher, Wil
liam Wilkison, Anthony White, W. C.
Fry, James Ilennessey, Theodore WitI
son, John H. Mcllwain, George K .NMc
Ilwain, John Roy, and Theodore A dams,
the last four being the only survivors.
It was agreed when the club was or
ganized that on the 2d of January of each
year the members should all attend a
sup)per, and that a regular organization
should be maintained until the death of
all the members, the last survivor to take
the club effects to his home as a me
mento. Through thirty years this agree
ment has been kept. At each supper
olates were laid for all of the dead
members, and each was toasted in turn.
On Jan. 2, 1882, there were eleven
empty chairs at the table. Mr. Riddle,
who has just died, presided, and a wager
was made that he would, as had all of
the other presidents of the club, die
before the other members. A president
will have to be elected on Jan. 2 next.
In view of the fate of the presidents of
the club, candidates for the position are
back ward about announcing themselves.
The Expensiveness of Modern Warfare.
The cost of modern wvr,rfare is so
great it probably deters nations from
getting into ser otis troubles, and for
that rea on aids in making arbitration
popular. Sonme idlea of the expensive
ness of the bombardment of A'exandria
in July last may be gaithieredl from the
coit o; each round fired by the iron-clad
fleet. Every roundl tired from the
eighty-ton gun~s oni the In''e(xible cost
$127.50) per gun. T1he twenty-five-ton
guns, of whic'h the Alexandra carries
twvo, the Monarch four and the Teme
raire four, cost $35 per roulnd per gun.
The eighteen-ton guns, of which the
Alexandra carries ten), the Sultan eight,
the Superb sixteen, and the Temeraire
four, cost $26.25 per round per gun.
The twelve-ton gunm2, of wvhich the In
vincible carries ten, the Monarch two.
and the Sultan four, cost $18 -er roun-!
per gun. The Penelope, which alone
carrbes nine-ton guns. has eight of them,
which were dli-chtarged1 at a cost of
$13.75 per round per gun. The Mon
arch an dthe Bit tern each fired one six
and one-half-ton gun, the cost being
$8.85 peor round per gun. The Beacop
and the Cygnet have two sixty-four
pounders each, the cost of discharging
which was $4.50 per round per gun).
The Penelope carries three forty--pound
ers, the Beacon two forty-poun dcrs, and
the Bittern two forty-pounders, the Co -t
of discharging which was $3 per round
per gun. in addition to this there is a
sum to be calculated for the firing of
the smaller armaments of the C3 gnet,
Condor and Decoy. Besides the dam
age drone to public and private buildings
in Alexandria by the bombardment,
Egypt will have An ennrmniim hill tn
--The boy that is plum etay l al.
Ways raisin' a disturbance.
-It costs fifty dollars to get into the
Uretnationt ftrtaceO Kt Mila Ah unrea
sonable class of people thitik they ottght
)o go in dead-head.-N. U. Picayune.
-Soon after Sir Henry Rivers took.
drders he Was tbld by K triend that ho
Wkuld fiddubtedly bbcom6 a Bishop.
"Indeed!" siid Sir Henry, " why soP"
"Because rivers invariably go to the
-The law Isn't entirely respected in
Custer City yet, but sulhiontly so to
make trouble for a man who stands on
the public square and shoots at the ci
gars in the mouths of pedestrians.-De
rait Free Press.
-It Is proposed to change the name
of Paoll Station ott the Fennsylvahia
R ailroad to "l)yffry Mawr. " We
shouyld like to heawr a conl(duictwv
eawfl ouft the neW namU, ifi''ynstyfice.
-He came home the otier night in
a dri/zli ng rain; soaked inside as well
as out. "WIait eXCu8se) have you to
o'er.' said his better half, "for con
in hoie in such a beerv condit'on?"
"4 onie. mly dear," was hi's answver,
'celt 'twas a very muggy day."
-Mr. 'rown, (o you eat mush?"
asked a four-year old liend of his sis
ter's beai. "W1Vhy, Johnnie?" re
)-mled Mr. brown). "Com sister says
she wishes A ott wouldn't talk like you
had a miout hfti of niush. ' S sisor
faints, and B'owli reiem111ber34 that
he his anti engagmnt it Austlia.
--",I like .%our imported Iavana
cijar(' very much, but you must let me
have them a little cheaper," said an
Austin tobacconist to a druimer for a
New York tobacco firm. " We can't
(1o it. I am o'ering you these impp-rt
ed Havana cigars at the very sau
figures we live to pay the Nev York
firm that mamfiactures them, and they
bought their Connecticut tobacco when
it- was chea er than it is nlowv."--Te.%
-'I tell you what it is, fellahs,"
yawned Adolphus, ".'m making ain
aw uIl coimimiotioni amonig t he girls. (nlv
w.t!d ta little fuin, Ver tknow, but
deuIce(d if they arti't all IJailing ill lovc
vit il. 'Pon honor. I believe Vil
gett:ng into hot water, yer knov."
" Do you?" said one of the gir:s who
chanced to overhear; "1 Well, perhaps it
wi.1 have the samie etfect u o)1 you as it
(oes i on the lobster.' ' I say,
Mart ha," exclaimed Adolphus, turnin 'z
about, '"ou're deucedly sharp yer
kiow. but bi aied if Ik w t
i *know wa
you're driving at now.'' "Oh. noth
g, replied Martha; " only lobsters.
vou know, arc green till they get into
The best test of the wvorthinessq of a
community is probably thme extenit to
which it keeps the Lordl's dav huoh'. All
good things go with Sabbat h observance,
generally speaking, andl all bad tings
with Sabbath desecration. Another ex
cellent test is the expendliture onl edl'ica
tion, and another, missionary contribu
tions. As a test of intelligenice aid pw-.
tivity, the cons~umpitionl of paper per
head of the community has been sumg
gested; and the average consuinptioai of
sugar is equally indicative of the degree
of comfort in which thle p~eople live.
But in all tihe tests of comfort and taste,
that which strikes a traveler through ai
country most readily is the appearance
of the dwelling-houses, with their gar
dens, lawns, fences ando other sur-m-lf
ings. Whether these dwellings be cot
tagges or villa-mansions, it mlatters lit tle;
it is the evidence of care ulI at t ention
and good taste that imlpresses the mind
It was once saidl by an accurate ob
server that the finest ob~ject in his ex
tensive gardecn was grass -that was al
ways beautiful, whilst flowers fade I and
became unsightly. We may add that
all good garde'ners pay sp)ecial attent ion
H-owever small the front court o'r back
yar-d may be, there should be iln it a
well-kept lawn; and if there is room,
there should be borders or circles or
crescents of flowvers, giving a prefer
ence to those which growv low~ and con
tinue long in bloom.
A Cottagie wvith a nice lawvn having a
few fine shrubs andI a center circle or
border of flowers is a beutifuml sirht,
especially if it has oneC or twvo trees
g rowimg near, b~ut not too near, thle
louse. All beautiful lawns and f1oW
ers should be visible from thle road that
every passer-by miay be gratified.
Some horses will slobber nearly all
they eat; others when they cat certain
plants, usually in early summer, and
others are never known to do so.
Ihorses thuns affected will, when their
diet is much restricted, sometimes '.onse
the habit. Clean timothy and red-top
hay, and clean oats fed in the strawv
(clean meaning free from weeds or oth
er plants,) will usually cause a eon
firmed case of slobbering to stop temi
porarily. A little clover-, clover-hay,
rag-weed in the oats, and many other
weeds, are liable to start it again, in
fact, will be <iuite sure to do so. Thus
it is clear that the tenmdency is constitu
tional in tihe animal, that a cause that
wold excite slobbering in one animal
will not affect another, and that it is
exci ed by different plants which the
horse ut es for food, either in the green
or dry state. Besides, the habit is said
to comel froml partial paralysis of the
nerves of the face, or of one side0 of the
face. Usl~ually, however, it coimes from
somel article of food, and it is more
often caused by the second growth
clover than anything else. Vet erinlarians
have recommendled astringents to be
employed in solution, the mouth being
washed with a decoction of oakbar-k,
witchhazel, aluml, eto.,- but no perma
nent benefit comes from these applica
tions. Partial relief has been experi
enced by confining the horse to a dhiet of
clover, as this excites the salivary secre
tion most violently. After a few days a
return is made to different food, with
the hope that this sudden change would
stop the .. -'v~ secretion of saliva,
which i? i v i delos for a while.
The Rural New YorAker, in comiment
ing upon the methods of education of the
priesenmt day, says: "It was Charles
1imb who said that his Idea of educit
ing a girl wvas to turn her looseln a well
chosen library. Of course he was think
in~ of a girl ai a comnanion. not SR ft
0 siFras w
Mrs. Jones was down town makirm
somo purchases one day la4 week, anl ci
imotig ithet tbipgs bought a luminous ar
hiatoh-sfe. Wh ch cottIld be sequ in the 81
lood of the darkept night, thd thnt1- 10
ractu-er annotificed. 1represente(I t
[ieo With UpAn eyes affd tnuth, Ei a
looked sitnpl like a hira nask In Sh4 %
road li ht of day. Mrs. Jones Wok it
ome, 1 tIng i tip on the wall at the foot b1
of the bed and fdrgot all abotit it. That e<
night Jones came home late; he had t,
been kept out on business by a ettston- V
or who wanted his goods invoiced, and
he had toldl Maria not to sit up for him.
About midnight he came in, remarked
with ehatter'ng teeth that it was turn
ing cold, or he had the ague, turned
down the light which had been left I
hurning for him. and tiumbled into bed. 1i
The nexit ninont hd would have been
snoting but ho Itapl)ened to open his
eyes ahd h1 sat up in bed With one ter- 1
i-.ic Whdop of tG'ood Lord'." "Ate you a
aing fouir prayers, Jeptha?" raked s
NrA. Jones, gilepily; "you needn't be
so enphatic. Oh-h-h-h-h-..h-h-lh gr-a
c ious g-o-o-duessl it's a ghost." sho
screamed as her eyes opened en the r
ghostly face at the foot of the bed. a
Never did two people make such time
getting uit of any place as they did in
vacat ng that room. Then they sat
down on the top of the stairs to consult
as to the next courso of procedure.
"It was the ghost of my father," said r
Jones. shaking like a leaf. "I recog->
hized the - featuires instantly. O
Maria, what can it mean P' It must be I
somne Awfttl wva Irnlg. 1--I (ion't feel
Well, Maria: I - IrelV doW't."
At. th's niomnent, Bridget thd valiatit
"lDii I iver hear the loikes of this
schrauimn'?" sho exclaimie, as she Cx
)!ored her way with a kerosene limp.
"ha:t's got. yees now?'
They told Bridget as well as they
coudi, and that femalo answered corn
'I he evil one will fly away wid yeas
yet; if it's a gho4 me. own two eyes
wad like to see it," and she marched
into the bed room, gave a vihl yell, and
0:1me out inl triumph wi th the illumin
:ited nmatch-sa'c in her 1ha1ind; Mrs.
JIones la u.heid hvsterically, hut Jones
was downright md
"W'eincn are such fools," he ex
In'mel. savagely; "booght the thinor
h'r;el! :.nd muirr it up, and then tooI
it, lor : 1host; lI'm ihanktil I'm not a
w om~u ." - ro.;t Po.yl awl! T r.im .,
The Econcmic Value of %Amarks.
The economine value of sharks is not
confined to their oil. The negroes of
the Guinea coast eat the flesh after it,
a pproaches the " high"' state of excel
lence so esteemed by epicures in hare,
venison, etc. In thme Mediterranean the
young sharks taken from the old ones
are esteemed, and the ventral portions
of the adult sharks. Fifty thousand
dollarsu' worth of shark fins are imported
yearly froinaalutta t.Ohina, where they
are in great demand for soup. On some
parts of the African coast the shark is
valued as a god and dubbed the Jon-Jon.
Its mouth is the sure and only way to
heaven, and three or four times a year a
human victim is sacrificed to it. In
some of the islands of the Pacific the
teeth are greatly regarded as weapons,
being bored at thecir bases and lashed upon
swords, daggers and spears, forming
terrible arms, the serrated edges lacer
ating andl tearing thme flesh. As a pro
tection from these the natives have a
regular armor, made of cocoanut fibre,
fine examples of which may be seen, as
well as the weapons, in the archmoiogi
cal collection at the Museum of Natural
History, Central Park. The most form
idable weapons -arc a pair of gloves or
long gauntleta that cover the arms, and
ate faced with long recurving teeth.
These are worn only by the largest men,
who) in hattle rush boldly into the
throng, seize a victim in their arms, and
literally tear him to pieces. The back
bones5 of sharks on our southern coasts
are used ais canes, a steel rod beCing run1
do wn through the vertehrme, and the
dlifferenit parts polished and inlaidl. iorm
in~g, probabily, the least valuabaK of ill
the pro)dneits of this scavenger ot th
sea.--orrespondence N Y Post.
-it is proposec. ,o honor the memory
of Roger Wili ams by naming after him
t he principal streets in the several towns
ain- cities of Rhode Island.
IN Ta New York Herald we lately
observed mention of the speedy cure of
Thaddeus Davids, Esq., of the great ink
firm, 127 Williams Street, New York, of
rheumatic gout by St. Jacobs Oil.
St. Paul (Mfinn.) Pioneer-Press.
",'4 GY(ouw' cain't find time to shave.'
[. should 1)0 saidl, out of jus5tice' to Jay,
that this p)araigrap)h refers soleliy to his
face, and nlot to speculators. ... Xe
WE IK~E St. Jacobs Oil and observe
too that the Rt. Rev. Bishop Gilmour
indorses the remedy.--Baltimore (M.D.)
-A colored pir:eri in an An- tin st ore
asked thme pro)pietor for a day's Ileave of
ab once. "' W hat'< up ni'w' ' "' )ar' s
a color'ed muan gwilne c~~ t gi nerid
anil I ouagh ter lie Ir wl' t. uter see him
fr."" hois this (colorie Ii:man at
whose weddl~ nLg you) have to be pre(sent ?'
"MGu NO NIOR E, LI IES!"
for Dr. Pierce's "Favorite Prescription" is a
pruomlpt, anid certain remedly for the painful
thsorde'rs peculiar to your sex. By all
Con 411neeticut, fa:rmecr, hmavingr an
Iundlesirale eIrop of wildI carrot iln a
t it -live acre' field turn'med inl a l
(I or1!.y shmeej ini August and Sep1tem-.
b)4'r at last y aand they cleuanedh out
the wi edI.- nicely.
WOMIAN A~U) uIR DIgEA- Ft,
Is tile title of a large, illustrated treatise,
by l~mr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y., sent to
any address for three stamps. It teaches
-A Chinaman is said to have inscrib
ed upon one grain of unihuilled rice anf
original poem, containing thirty-three
distinct and well formed Ohinese charac
tems written out in full. The curiosity
is kept under a magnifying glnss in a
silver locket, and is considered 0one of
the wonders of the world.
"Demerves and NhoaId Reeie."
Lovrvlmr.E~ Ky, March 19, 1881.
HT. H. WARNra & Co.: Sire--Your SAfe
Kidney and Liver Cure has been used in
my family with good results. The remedy
deserves and should receive the highest
JUDGE ROBERT J. ELuIO-r'.
--A preacher and a merchant at Was
ton, Ga., swapped cows the other day.
Both of them thinke thay now,- a -.,n
On the ssparance of the ufmi yytAwm,
e-#jneral dellity, 1oss of appetite, pallor,
1hy sensations, follgwed by nigbt-sweasts
d cough, 'prowpt -measufes of relief
ould be taken.- Unsuniption.. is crofu
us dieease of the lungs; therefore use
e great 'anti-scrofulous oroblood-purifier
I strotj gth-restorer, Dr. Pierce's "Golden
ed ical led#oyerY.,'.', Supexip, 'te .. cosi
ver oil 'as a nutritivye, arid upaurpasscd as
pectoral. For weak .ings, s thing of
ood, Mid kindted aflttlons t has no
u1al. Sold by druglt8. ForDr.Pierce's
eatiso on Consumption send two stamps.
rORLD's DisPENsAx .MEDICAL AsOcIA'TlO1i,
uffalo, N. Y.
Tle cultured no longor call it hash.
io nittrimontt is tbe corrot form.
TwXITT-F!vi cents buys a pai- of tyofI'l
Patent Heel Stiffeners and makes a boot
at twice as long.
Quick, ootplete cure, all annoying Kidney,
ladder and Urinary Dieases. $1. Druggista.
and for pamphlet to E. B. WaLs, Jersey City,
F. J. _____ __
RtINCUEl) F110'l 1)tATIf.4
William J. Coughlin. of 8orvotillk, Mass., Says:
1 the fall of 187G, I was takeuI With 1.Ir.r1)1o o#
i Lusos. followet by a sovero cough. I lost my
jpotite~ and ilesh, andwcoti onflned to my bed. Its
3 I was admitted t'o the lionpital. The doctori
iild I hand a how in 111y tlng as big as a hatf dollar.
.t one tiniot reiport welit e.rouid that I wa dead,
gave tip hol e. Imt. a friend told me of 171#, wil,
.AM IIALa/S nIIALSAM FOl. ' UE LUNGtS. I
ot abottle, wheil to my sulrprise, I conimencend to
,)l botter, and to-day I feel ber than for three
vars past. ..
BAKElt'S PAIN PANACEA cuva paly In Man or
least. For utse oxtornally or internally.
MINeMAN's peptonized beef tonio, the only
ireparation of beef containing its en/ire nutrs
iou properties. It contains blood-making,
oroe generating and life-sustaining properties;
avaltiable for Indigestion, dyspepsia, nervous
irostration, and all forms of general debility;
,Lso, in all enfebled conditions, wbether t e
esult of exhaostion, nertous prostration, over
work or acuta disease, particularly if resulting i
rom pulnonary complaints. Caswell, Hazard
k Co., propt itors, Now York. Sold by druggists
T'he true antidote to the effects of mIasma ts Hostete'.
Itoinach Bitters. This medioine is one of the miost popu
Lar remedies of an age of successful proprietary specine-.
Lud is in immense demand wherever on this Continentl
rver and ague exista. A wineglassful three times a d-iu
L the beat poesible preparative for encountering a n1a..a -i
ions atmosphere, regulating the itomach.
For sale by all Druggists. and Dealers
wanted for the best selling book in the Un'zited
States. Write, and
at the tet ms we offer. Saiary noi4 .ommisein to the
right men. J. HI. ClAI1mItES & CO0.,
G ENTM W 4 Nt T- I) n lte Bel te nd Fatet
MASON & HAMLIN
ORGANS ar certaInly best, having beet
sdecreed at EV sC NYOIILEA's
W41 ateLD'N INIIUS s'itE ii
.ON5PETE'B'ON for 1N3XSEEN YDCAII%; n
other American Organs having been found equal at any.
Also CIEE ADPE.4T. Style 109; 3 l-4 octavea ; suflcien
eomupaas and power, .with bestq quality, for popuh
sacred and secular music in schools or fan&ities, at only
*22. 4INFEJNU~iE OrstEEl %TYEES
, $37 0. 72. 78. b93. S$"04. 51 14. to biO0.
and up ward1. The Larger styles are tddiy unatrede h aoj
ether orgarns. Also for easy payment. Nr:' lilA -.
TERA'DED CATALO.O UE i EKI-E.
PIANO Ti (oinpany hiae comnmenced th.
maniI tiacture of U I' it ' E. as 'l
tone and dutrability. Wdl~ not require tuninng one-etarter
esteh as ether Pianos. IEJLU ''t 4&,1b t'l1t04
L.A ?45, with full sartliulars, no-b.c
T~lE Ma1%49. & IaAIIIDN (IbtEJAN .4*.m
EA NOt 4I., 154 'A'. easas a 'J * ltont os. 14 1.t
1tt Mt., 1%. Y esk; 149 t alsaah A ve . Claiu-ag
Pn resnon,' Pnm tg ii ve- ' 3,1I.w &o w b
Blood, anid will comulIetely changuio the* li'.! ::h
entire system in lthree mioth. An' l"~. e who
will take one pill oeh 1:bi~lh I in m Ito a we :t Ie
restoredl to siil'ntl health. if inuch a.4 t r e . a
Soldi everywhire or aient h,> u. .1 ter 1. t CT e ~s
I. S. .101IINNOPN & ((I., liulnton, .Alnien,,
forauerly linnIgair, '41e.
McBRIDE & COe'S
CHINA AND GLASS PALACE,
Ow'in th lt nte ~i t 'y Natu i'.a t oe-;i,' WaterI I Ier
14 'ie 'trry' Steil F-ti oii \'V !a ~ie i
A3 ients for SetIll 'Iliti&'h i i l(-1 I t. l'rh . ii!
WAGON SCLES SGO
All Irom ad steel, Double Brass 'Tare Uea
Jones A. pays the freighI. At) sisa equally low,
flor free book, add ress
JONES OF BIN0IIAMfTON,
_________inghamton, N. 7.
HEALTH IS WEALTH!
Din. E- o. Wst's NarVN aaen DRAIN Ta,.:arxx-ev; a
speclile for Hlyste'ria, lpizzlie-ss, CJon vulsionus, Nervousa
I eada:chie, Mental D).'preelon, loss of Mernor y, l'rerna
Lure Old Age, caused by ov'er-exertion, which leads to
mier y, decauy aniti deal hi. One biox wvill cure recenlt cases.
l':ch box containis onei rnonthI's trenhuent. One dollar a
botx or six bores for five dollar. ; sent ty mail pre'pih on
receipt of price. We guarantee six boxes to cur0 mny
eAse'. With each order received by us tar sIx boxes, ao
fomnpanied with five dollars, we will send the purl
ihaser our written guarantee to return the money If the
treatment does not efrect a cure. outarantees issued only
by 4.. J. LUIN, qBas*Ieeton, S. O. Orders by
mall prompjtly attended to.
m... fa As....N....... e m......,.u,
D hk., a st'l cAr-iit Cat air Ta. bleIus~
WUhsd New York, the New Pb~lisher a f mI
IheapSu)ciptio Lb ookA se,r for the1 n ''rng e irula t
AgeTY os." I t ieri vere and a.oS t yo
NALE. J .IO Ite for Caal INTI t. . i ' iON .e,
E. 'h-unie Fesre.c Shms. 4.,.nport. desugn,noai,
wirb n~nn , lo . O I- i ti n flo., .iblien u, .
.a p 8u sti.o , hi.o ks ft t t u ''rA. M., ('iridca .
.4q'i a ' I w l t i wor i~n yin.6frtbn
~. . . En r it - o tti ie Un,>Co~s, . n , Ci'i*
NV il ~ile :w C have usdn. i&no. ic'olein CT
eit yea itdt luo. i in i ver foun I au
LROJ ro~rc, does his iii Iii) i ~ \ri s luq l'i' ..Ii a
eTUST ISSUED CONT flIN
AMONOS, . WTCHRF, EII
Vill bo sent to aini a d's tona apelcation to
The World's Standard.
For 'Weighing SedIl Cotton at the Gin.
Will more than pay for itself in o:.e
Season. Don't be hIuIIIbuged by the
cheap and worthless Wagon Sages which
are offered at any Price; they ate of
no use and you will be betterpfl without
'Write to us for T'ricies and one of our
Books giving Testimonfials. Don't buy
untill you have heard front 3r, or seen
our authorized agent.
Frame,, Hooks and all other requiret
BUY ONLY THlE (AENUINE
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
MFSEND F0OR PRICE fIz.G
FAIRBANKS & CO.,
NEW ORLEANS. __
H 'E8 IMPROVEDf~5IROULI S AW MiLLS
CIen .o mihuniveral Log
V ricesi Lcw. Workman. --
lMaufactun'd by SALEE IRON WORIS. SLZ, V. 0.
, U R E -i~ a.'iii(;e. ."$
free. THE AULTMAN A TAYLORCO..Manaeld.Ow
MILL and FACTORY SUPPLIES
OF ALL HINDS. BELTING HOSE and
PACKING, OILS, PUM~PS ALL KINDS,
IRlON PIPE,'FITTINGS, BRASS GOODS,
STEAM~ GAUGES, ENQINE GOVERNORS,
&c. Send for Price List. W. H. DIL
LINGHAM & CO., 143 rain Street, LOUIS
STRONG'S PECTORAL PILLS
A SURE REMEDT POe h
COLDS AND RHEUMATISM.
Nnnare heal thy appetie, good digestion, reguiarity
loot hngadbracng the ner voumsy em ,ad givn ge
PorPauphlteaddress P. 0. Box 6 N. T. UII.
l'o t. !y1 peiland ermanently cure by
>n fen fOln. Tfrith i ite Irtnvestigatlon
letst and~ proofit, adldres,
W. C. BELLAMY, M. D.,
7 1-2 Broad st., Atlanta,' Ga.
mc re impiorant DIVRYON artonail8hesm
offered to aLt afflctl d it h synm toms of In-(diam
forld o I| ,, } '.': t
otI eeth, vhoene. ie-rntio
' : thngt i v th -.r It tit i 1 ~ i, t~