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WICHITA, SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, MARCH .8,1883.
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1. M. MCUDOCK. B. r.MCBDOCK.
M. M.MUUDOCK & BROTHER,
I'LT.Llf IIEIW AND PlIOriUITOIU.
rWO DOLI.AUS Milt VKAIl, IK ADVANCE
aEVOTCTM SARD 1U2Z Z93TO CH AJrUUTUK.
Mall vl. A..T. AS F. railroad, from the
uorth, arrives at 0.00 a. m.,drpaMatU:u5; rmm
ili south, arrives at B:40 p. m . departs at 5:4.'..
Mall via. 8t. Lonls & San Francisco rallroail,
arrives at C:t5 p. m. and departs at 8:00 a. in.
Harper, Anthony, Unby, Ivt, arrives Tnes
day, Thursday and baturday;drparls Ioilay,
ednrsday and Friday.
Klntrman, Alton, Marshall and 8t Marks ar
riven Monday, Wednesday and Friday ; depart
! ueaday. Thundav and batnrday
Douglass, lowaville and Elk Kails arrlrea at
12 m., Tuesday, Thursday and raturday ; depart
i p. m. Honuay, vteuDesuay ana rnuay.
f.ldurado, Towanda and Ilenlon arrives at 6
p. in., Monday, Wednesday and Friday; depart
at ( a. in., Tuesday, Thursday and aturday.
Hutchinson, Mt. Iluie and Kajt-tte arrhesal
II a.m Monday and !lliurlay,ileUirtttti!p.ni.
Ilajsvllla, liollliiK Urreu and Clearwater ar
rlt Tuesday and alunla) ; lenrU at S a. In.
Honda) and Thursday.
Malls going east and south rlow promptly at 9
! in. and all other malls hair Imur Iterorf d
parlure. l'utoHiceoien for delivery of letters and sale
X tani from 7 o. in. lo bt, p. ni.
Money ordvr ileiiartinent oimii rrotii 9 a. m. to
I . in. M M MIKKUCIv. P. M.
Of Wichita, Kansas.
Major Win. OreideiMtelu.
City Attorney W F Walker.
Polite JudgeA. A. (ilenii.
Lily 'Xreasurcr C. KliiiiurrJe
Marshal James Kalrus.
City Clerk Frrt hchattner
Justices of the lVai.e .IiiIIim Juiikeriuaun and
W. W. Thomas.
Conttahles K. tirad and Frank Ihomas
Council, lrt ward M. Zlmiiierly and N A.
Council, Sruilanl l'.ljetbiaiHlF.Q.Sni) th
Council, 'third want C E. McAdaiun anu
lohn M. Allen.
Council, Fourth want I. L. lrr and Jal.
Jlos.nl or Kilm-jitl'.n. First ward ICoh Harris
audll.lt llutler. t-MMind ward A. U. right
and J E. Caldttell. 'Ililnl ward C. A. Van
.Ness and M- W. Levy. Fourth ward John
Flsliernnd A .1. I.ouirsdorf
FINE GOLD AND SILVER WATCHES A SPECIALTY.
ludge of the Thirteenth Judicial District E.
Stat Senator II. C. Mux.
ltepresentatltes V. II Allen, John Kussell.
lioanl of County tiiuiiilsslouers (. W. Wsl-
t, ',. vt. sieenrmi mii .1. 51. Steele.
County Treasurer I. N' Woodcock,
liiuiity Clerk K. A. Iorey.
nherlfr II. It. U titt. Deputy V. H. Marshal.
Clerk of Dlslrlrt urt c. A. Van Ness.
I'rohate Jmlire I.'. I. Jeett
-inp'tof I'ulillc Instruction II. 1). Hammond.
Uvglsterof lJrls II. II llelsrniiati.
County Attorney II. M. Dale.
County Suntjcir-J. K. Hamilton.
Coroner J W. Wlnganl.
Clocks, the Bnst Selection and Lowest Prices.
The Finest Stock of Silverware in the City.
First l'reslij terlau Church I. II Hewitt,
pastor. erIces eery salihath at 10J,' o'clock
a.m. and "ii o'clockp.m. l'rayerineetlng every
IhurMlay at "ii o'clock, p. m
M E. Church I!. Kelly. laj-tor. Services
erybnbbath at 10); o'clock a. m. und7 p.m.
I'raj er meeting on 'J hnrsday v euliig.
St. Alnj sun Catholic Church ltev. McCall,
..Bftor. erlc"i on the Sd and tlh euuday of
eiery month; high inassat lun.iu., tellers at 7;
MuthiHllst, Cerinan llev. John llaller, paa.
tor Krgular sen Ices at the churcli building
nt 10), a m. audTii p. in. I'iaer meeting on
WmlueMla) night at T . p. Ii
Friends' iiieellugeacli first day morning, uulll
further notice, at luyi o'clock, on north side of
Douglas aeuue, ltweeu Tremout and lilohe
House, entrance third door east of Uloke House.
hrlstlau Church Sen ices every I-ord's day
at II o'clock. A. M .In Kn-rln llsll SiituUv.
school at 10 o'clock, A. M.
Itapllst Church ltev. V. F. Harper, pastor,
tenices at lOtKl A. M. and 7:59 1' .: Suuday
Mhool Immediately after morning service: pray
er meeting 'I hurwlay evening.
Mt. John's Episcopal church. Iter.
Chamberlain, rector. Senlceson Sunday at 10)
A. M. ami 7. V. M. Welnesday evening at 7Ji.
1 keep ""J best stoek of
PLAIN 18-KAKAT KINGS, - C,
4 LADIES' GUAKD CHAINS, "
y GENTS' VEST CHAINS,
CHARMS AND LOCKETS.
THE 0SILDBIH GONE.
Sometime!", when the day grows dusky,
A,Dcl tbe stars begin to come,
When tbe children from tbeir playthings
Come :tngins and laughing home,
I imnk, with a sudden sorrow.
As they press through tbe open door,
Or the laces of tbe children
That we never shall sec any more.
Children in snow-white caskets.
Laid away to their rest.
Their still hands lying folded
Over their pulseless breast !
Children who came and tarried,
A only it were, Tor a night.
And passed, at" the break of the morning,
On a far journey, out of sight.
On a long and lonely journey,
Where we could not help or hold,
For we saw but the closing of the eyelids,
The fading-locks of gold,,--.--
Aud kneit bonow wsbutsIloncc
Where ouceIiad"bccn prattle and song,
And only a chill and a sorrow
Where was sunshine the whole day long,
Away from our card and crel
4 ''God .knows where they arc,
Ami we know that we tarry behind them
Only a little way:
For we, too, haste in our journey.
And we know ItSvijl Jiof bo long j
l hi we roino to the City Eternal.
The rot and tbe rapture ol song.
Yet, oil when the filling setting , ( r t
In mis-prakable sp'lendor of'ligut, '
Or the day grows dim and dinky.
And the shadow Kl retell Into night,
Whcri Ilia children, tired wjtli theirplaying,
Come in through tlin open door,
1 think of the dear, dear children
Who will ncicr come any more.
e,". we ay, .
THE SU0AE-0ANK INDUSTRY.
The M. K. Sabbath school, W. K. Stanley,
rliieriiitendeiit, meets at the church at 2) o'clock
The I'retbjlrrlnn Ssbballi school, J. D. Hew
itt, superintendent, meets at the l'rrebtterian
church at 12 in.
Cenil&n M. E. Sunday school, meets at the
church atiJC o'clock, p in. Herman Mueller,
hplcoi.ll Sabbath scluml, E. S. Maglll, Huper
tntendent, meets In Eplscoal Church at tH p. m.
Mt. )METCotiMANDKur No. 12, K.T. Uegular
Cnnclae first Friday of every mouth.
O. A. WALkKR, E. C
S. Tittlk, Itecordcr.
Spectacles, in Gold, Silver, Celluloid and Steel.
Kopatriuu; of Watches, Clocks and Jewelry a specialty, at
No. 88 Douglas A veil tie.
Wichita KscaumiistNo,!, I. o .O. F. meets
on lb second and fourth Thursday of each month.
IVu. Mattiikuson, C. 1'
A. J.Ssub, Scribe.
1. U.O. F. Wichita Iodge No. ;n, meet etery
Friday night at o'clock, at their hall In Temple
Jilock. All brothers In good standing are In
vited to attend.
E. II. .Ikvciett, X. IS.
Gao. W Fiiteie, It. S.
A. F. A A. M. Meets on the first and third
Monday of each month. Mrmbtrs vlsltlngthe
city are cordially im ited.
.1. II. Alkv, W. M.
f. M IShowxsox, Secretary.
Cabfikld Post, No. 25, 0. A. It. M eels on the
first and third 1'iiesdays of each month.
M. hTrwART, Commander.
J. A. Wallacic, Adjutant.
WtcniTA CnarrEK, K. A.
ond Friday In each month.
Itor M. Soun, Secretary.
M. Meets on th tec-
.1. 1. Allcx, II. 1'.
Kmoirrs or IIosok, meet at Odd Fellows' Hall,
evsrr first and third Wednesday of each month.
J. W. WisoAiiD, Dictator.
ttoa'T. Jacks, Importer.
Kmgiits or I'TTiiiAS, Warwick Lodge No. 44.
Meets on Monday of each week at Ud Fellows'
hall. C. A.
Kos Habuis, K. R. S.
Vax Nass, C. C.
U. B. LANU OFFICE.
Douglaa Avenne, Commercial Block. It. L.
Walker, Keglster, J. L. Dyer, Iteceiver. Office
hours I rom 'J toll a. m. and from I to S p.m.
J. 1). HOUSTON,
Attorct-at-Iw. Office ovrr Kansas Na
tlunal ltauk. 33-tf-
STANLEY 4 WAIX,
AiToimavH at Law, Wichita, Kansas. OlUe
over Illsaanti A llutler. 3S.
Attornetc, Wichita, Kansas, onlrv In Eagle
illock. " 41-
George G. Matthevs,
95 DOTT(3-TiA.!? AJTJEilTJTWt.
$& I keep ferything in the Jlnnhrnre Line. Come and .tec me.
BTJlsriSrEIl.IL, &c ROYS,
IRE-AJLj ESTATE, "FJttML TJDAJXrs,
WELL IMPROVED FARMS
' "' " : UNIMPROVED LANDS
In aW p arts of Sedgwick County.
n. u. ItUGCl.ES,
AttoiikkvatLaw, WU'Jilta, Kansas.
ATToKtiaisAT Law, Wlrlilta. Kansas tlfllo
in the btdldlngocciiplad by th l). K. Ijinil Oflice.
Iaus negotiated tiu lmpruiel lauds In Swig-
irk and eumner counties. 33-
U. M. DALE,
Attoumkv at Law, Wichita, Kansas.
No 4 muiglas Airuue.
J. M. ItAJLDEBSTON,
ATTOitxEV at law, Wichita, Sedgwick county.
omceiu cvnieuniai moct. over Aieys
J. K. LAU01C,
Anoaaar at Law, first door uorth of U. 8.
luid onic, In Commercial lilock, Wichita,
Kansas. J-pial attention given to all kinds of
husluasa connected nltli the IJ. 8 Land Ofilc.
Kl) Wis HILL.
Law and collection office oir Farmers' and
Merchants' Hank Wichita. Kansas. Itrftrs to
Farmers' and Merchant' Hank. -
I. A. MITCHELL,
ATroKNr-AT-l.w, WlcblU, Kansas. Ottlce
over llerrlugton'a bookstore. 10-S5-
JAHK L. 1IVEU,
ATToaaar at Iaw, Wichita, Kansas. 3S-
ATToassT at Law. Wlchlu. Kansas.
A. W. McCOY,
I'arsiciAa axu Suaoaox. Also U. S
I nelng Surgeon for pensions, i
V,ioa's UnigM-in, Kesldenc
Hue In third idol north of Met
Onlce ovr Barnas
on I Jiwrsnca av-
of Methodist cbnrck.
( HEADQUARTERS FOR CHEAP FARM LOANS.
Don't fall to call and see ns before making applications
Books In charge ol
Money always on hand no delay.
We have the onlv comnlete and reliable Alistrai-u nr Tiiinin iii.nnnir
fi al.lAll .w-l,.Aa m hul. uu.j .
t.. ..aunrai, a-a.ibib.. u. vu
The atronarest line of Insurance. Cnmnatilsa In (h iltir xtns ffBrtrn.t. m..t. e .t.r i.
Home, or Nw York; Liverpool and Ij)nlon and Globe, German-American 'insurance Company of
North America, and Underwriters. " '
OIBce In Koys' Block, corner Douglas and Lawrence avenues, Wlchlu, Kansas.
Metallic Burial Cases, Caskets and Coffins;
Calls promptly attended at all hours day or night, with elegant hearse
wholesale, and retail
Furniture, Mattresses. Picture Frames, etc., etc.
gy Itepairing done to order ou short notice.
109 DouglM Aveaae.
MOIST IE 1T
DR. Z. WARD.
Dr. Ward Is not abl to Ttslt pallenU, awl
nance doe nothing but an oBce business. I
nave been, and am now, ucerully treatiag
female complaints In all their Tarioes forsas.
43iroalo diseases a specialty. OSce, 88 Main
K. MATTHEWS, . D, S.
OsSee over Hose Charlton's. All operation
la dentistry aklllfally performed. 1 1-40-
Building, Douglaa areaae,
DR. Wi L. DOYLE,
Oak-a over Baraes 4k' Son' draw
Caatenntal 1 ck lw, M-
s:. o. wiiiSoasr & oo.,
(Successors to Wilson ft Toms,)
OS1 ST- LOTJia, MISSOTJBI,
Loan Money. son Jmprpved Lands on, t Long
or Short Time.
MosayacSiiTht.CtommieMdoa Very Low. I' ;
We have coanected
Im dUll-Biy, Sl mhI ExclMtHeWertsnFMtMrtT fcwEarten, aad rieeTem.
M. L. GARVER
,- . t
Itaaafftr af the ineUtaSraael., WICHITA, KAKBas.
Oflee oa Mala atraat. int rtakway Berth' efP. O.
.iir. ii. t'.iib-on read me following paper
by Jlr. w . r. Clement, or Sterling, on "The
Sugar-Cane Imlustry In tlio Arkansas Val
ley," at the latfc meeting oflUc Kansas Cane
tlrovtcrs' Aioc!alion, at Topcka, Kansas.
As a field for the sugar Industry Southwest
Kans.n commends Itself to the attention of
turmrrs and manufacturers as no other north
ern State can do, because it possesses a soil
and climate perfectly adapted to the growth
of cane. Ourcxperimrnts, and beyond these
our fiiccctul production ol syrup, and of
sugar on a limited icale. extending over a
period of two years, afford a matter-of-fact
guaranty that makes its own showing. There
are sis sugar mills in the Arkansas Valley,
and lliey represent a capital of $200,000 in-
c-trd I n the business. Their concentration
in this place was no accident They were
established by practical men who, It may be
safely assumed, had traveled lue country
over in fearcu sr the most suitable natural
conditions before deciding ou a location.
The results achieved have, I think, justified
I lie choice.
Kausat is primarily an agricultural State.
It grows almost every crop that can be culti
vated in a temperate climate. Far enough
south to avoid the rigors of a northern win
ter, it enjoys an open cold season, neither
long continued ror Inconv enient. The work
ing days In each year certainly number 300.
The summers arc warm and dry, the atmos
phere is clear, the soil warm aud light, at
least in the southwestern counties, where
the sugar factories are located conditions
exactly suited to the growth and maturity of
There is a marked peculiarity iu tire dis
tribution of rainfall over different sections
of Kansas. In the far west the climate Is
dry to exeets ; in tlio middle belt of counties
there is more rain, though by no means
enough for many crops; while , the eastern
third of the State lias a copious, fall of moist
ure during the growing months of spring
and summer. Now, it Is n fact that cane
thrives best In a comparatively dry region,
and wc find that the peculiar conditions of
atmospheric dryness which prevail In the
upper Arkansas Valley, promote a growtliof
.ti. HA i..r t.t.i.L . Ii ."
" " smug uiKuer leauoi saccoarine
strength than have been shown by any other
northern State. The working average as re
ported by the factories here is 10 B., some
tcslings Teachings I3 and even as high as
14. This strength of juice represents of
course, the comparative value of the cane
for syrup production, and Is one very strong
argument in favor of Kansas as a field for the
sugar industry. One factory reports a work
ing average of 12 B., tbe analysislmanlfest
ing an exponent of T5 pcrcenL.j'd'r.the enual
of the ribbon cane of the SoOtlii .1
The soil Is a light loam, better suited to
cane than the strong soil of bottom lauds,
which, while promoting a rank growth of
stalk, Imparts foreign elements to the juice,
rendering the test low ami ,ts workings dif
ficult. Thus free from these soluble salts, it
yields better returns as a productive loam
for cane than tbe deeper and richer deposits.
The chlcl difficulty in the way ol successful
manufacturing has been in eliminating acids
and gums from the syrup. In Kansas, na
ture has clarified the cane to a degree ren
dering defection easy! The syrup' produced
has none or the rank vegetable taint which
is an Insuperable objection to the julcot ex
tracted from sorghum' In roost blhenfooaii
ties. It is remarkable with what ease and cer
tainty the culture of cane i's carYed ton U
this valley. The fanner puts his first seed 'in
the ground about the first or April, it germi
nates, quickly In, the, warm &. making a,
strong plant which pushes onto maturity
with tbe rapidity characteristic ol all Kansas
crops. It has always been a problem among
northern growers how athrirty standof cane
could be secured in .their strong, moist -aotl,
where the growth of the iminplaoV, owing
to climatic severity, is backward. There Is
no difficulty of this kind to be encountered
in Kansas. While In northern Utitadcs the
farmers arc still uncertain about the fate of
Kansas are green with the vigorous trades of
ilia Vonnnnmn- fl,... I. I.' V . '.l'. ...
...jv-HMV!.. &uu3 ii. uaijjciiB mat me
sugar manufacturer Is enabled, early in tbe
season, to judge of tbe .prospect of a yield,
and make early arrangements for working1
up the cane. The season for planting ex
tends from the first of April to the flrst of
July, and seed is planted at any time'between
tnese nates with tbe certainty or making a
crop. With this range of season -ot double
that of other localities a huge Mreage is
assured, and the harvest Is gradrrated over a
number ol months, enabling tbe farmer to
handle without loss a large amount or cane
and keep a constant supply at tteralU. ItU
possible, too, by planting early In the season
to bring Honduras cane, which requires a
ve months growth, maturJt.;AltuoBgU
by far the largest part or tbe cine planted Is
of the amber variety, the Honduras yields
three times a many tons to.toe acre, and the
possibility oritg grWth In Kansas Is cer
tainly worth noting.
y?e come now to another side of the ques
tion, and one wblctappealsaHke to the tech-'
nicaland non-technical mind, namely: the
length of (the wotking season. It goes with
out siyhsg that fthe'Joiiar the tlnie&ring
which manufacture may be prosecuted In
each year, the greater the success of the in
dustry. In 8ontbern Kansas we reckon with
certainty on ninety working days, or as has
been already ,alif doabljr.that of any other
locality" with wbidrHre are . acquainted.
About tbe middle of July tbe early planting
is ripe and ready ror the Bill. This, date J
welkin; I UeWftTs&fcleeirfcire Uw
commencement of tbe working season date
tbe bagasse into a perfect fuel In twenty-four
hours, and with so great certainty. Indeed,
can tbe dry atmosphere of this section be de
pended on to do its work throughout tbe
season that no other fuel is needed in tbe op
eration or tbe factory. The same Jabor that
would elsewhere be required'lo remoTe the
bagasse from tbe mill, here safices to return
tbe waste to the furnace, practically remov
ing all expense of fuel. The saving in this
Item alone amounts to fifty per cent, or the
expense or operating where coal is used, in
addition to efiectively and immediately dis
posing or tbe waste. Bagasse is better fuel
than cither wood or coal. It Ignites quicker
and makes steam faster. We should not be
willing to exchange it for coal or wood de
livered at our door. It has a certain value,
it, la weal, kstnwii. aa a rawnrnritiet for th
manufacture' of'paper, but It is more valua
ble to'tls for olifTurnaces.
In common with the rest of the State, tbe
Arkansas Valley counties possess abundant
marketing facilities. Kansas is located be
tween two constant and Insatiable consum
ers : Kansas City to the cast, and the whole
UockySiountain territory to the west. The
railroad nsifces profitable shipping rates to
Nothing is now required tr make Kansas
tbe leading sugar-making State of tbellnlon,
but additional capital for the introduction of
new machinery and the extension of plant
already established. Tbe State has a soil and
climate so perfectly adapted to cane growing
that It cannot be long before this additional
power wille'5tt,'and we believe that com
petition by"otuer States will then be impos
sible. Sugar from sorghum is no longer an
experiment in this valley, and we have been
making syrup lor two years. Tbe prestige
of what bas been achieved is not to be gain
said, but it is also to be remembered iu com
panson : that our cane ripens sooner, is a
surer crop, that we can work more days in
the year, and that we pav nothing fortuel.
The present outlook justifies an opinion
8DH ILOWB SITTUBS.
Tht Bills iaTMrBskeir.
Hi a tj the eJaSaltnow Invested in the business
lu 'Kansas will be' largely increased during
the coming season.
ONLY AN IDIT0R.
In tbe death of SamucT J. Mcdill, manag
ing editor of the Chicago Trilune, the coun
try loses a notably useful and valuable mau.
lie never held an office in bis life, we be
lieve, and never cared to do so; he never set
a squadron in the field, and never longed to
thus distinguish himself. We never beard
ol his making a speech, or riding at the
bead of a procession, or seeking in any way
to attract personal attention, lie was sim
ply and always a journalist, devoted to his
profession, finding his pleasure in bis work,
and solicitous about his newspaper much
moro than about himself. And he lasted
only forty-two years, dying just in his prime
and when a man should be at his best, both
for service and lor happiness.
It is to be said or Sir. Medlll and this is
a point we desire to emphasize that he was,
in the strictest sense, an editor who knew
bis business. He got all or his training, and
most of bis education in a printing oflice.
Beginning at the lowest round of the ladder,
a mere roller-boy behind an old hand-press,
be climbed successively through all the in
tervening grades and landed finally at the
top, achieving the post of highest honor
and responsibility in tbe very office where
he had worked in former years as an ordi
nary journeyman printer. Wo doubt if a
really efficient and thorough editor Ij to be
made of a man in any other way. There
docs not now occur to us the name oi a sin
gle editor oi any oi the beet known and
most successful newspapers, who has not
'served bis time," as Medlll did, In all tbe
separate branches of newspaper work, me
chanical as well as intellectual. Whitelaw
Held, J. B. McCullagb, Henry Wattcrson
and other conspicuous members of the pro
fession are all practical printers, just as
Oreelcy, Bennett and I'rcntlcc were, and
just as Franklin was to start with. The
same thing holds gooxi in our State, where
all the papers that cotnmand attention and
respect arc edited by men familiar with the
printing office details ol every kind.
Tbe art of writing editorials, though an
art not easily learned and not to be dispensed
with, is only one qualification, after all, of
the well-equipped editor, as has been so of
ten pointed out. Able and brilliant writing
alone, will not make a successful and potent
newspaper. There must be back of that a
quick discernment, a nameless sort or tact,
and a plodding discretion in respect, as well,
to what shall not, as to what shall be printed.
Tbe best work on a newspaper is very often
such as the public does not sco or under
stand, though tho lack of it is but too
promptly detected. If readers could know
the besetting difficulties, temptations aud
annoyances of the editor of a daily newspa
per, even in Kansas, it would be a revelation
more novel and suggestive to them than they
have ever conjectured. He sees more of hu
man nature, perhaps, than any other man
except tbe priest to whom people go for
confession. The things he tells are as noth
ing jto the tuiugs 1 keep, j Very lqquently,
like Jacques, he makes haste to laugh, for
fear be may cry; aud uine times out of ten
There are several important measnrcs now
awaiting action in Congress which are of di
rect interest to the people of Kansas. They
have already received favoraole considera
tion in committee, and conld be readily pass-
eu alter s little discussion. But tbe tariff
has blocked almost everything aside from tbe
appropriation bills, and tbe impression Is be
coming general that nothing will be done
with it. Many members are in favor of get
ting down to such work as can be finally ac
complished before the fall or tbe speaker's
gavel announces the death or the present
Only a few days since, the House commit
tee on public lands authorized a favorable
report on the bill, originally Introduced by
Mr. Ryan, to "authorize the Secretary of tbe
Interior to certify lands for agricultural col
lege purposes to the State of Kansas.1' The
State was, at the time of selection, entitled
to 9.7,000 acres or Isnd for educational pur
poses, but in consequence of one list of 7.082
acres having been selected from among the
public lands which afterward proved to be
within the limits or a railroad grant, there
were actually certified to the State only 82,
318 acre. Tb'ls was because 7,032 acres bad
become double minimum land, in conse
quence or the grant to tbe Leavenworth,
Pawneo & Western Itailroad Company. None
of the acts required or the company, howev
er, had been performed at the date of the
6tates selection of the agricultural mllem
lands. The committee say that the State of
Kansas U justly entitled to the additional
amouul claimed, and therefore recommend
the passage of a resolution directing the Sec
retary of the Interior "to certify to the State
,?,G32 acres of laud in lieu ot an equal amount
Mr. Haskell's bill for the prevention or
trespasses on Indian lands, provides that ev
ery person who, without authority or law,
enters and shall" be found upon any Indian
lands, tribal reservations, or lands specially
set apart for Indian purposes, shall, for tbe
urst offense, pay a fine of not more than $300
and be imprisoned at hard labor not more
thau one year; and for every subsequent of
fense, shall pay a line or uot more than 91,000
anil not less than $000, and be imprisoned at
bard labor for uot more thau two years nor
less than one year; and the wagons, teams,
And outfit or such persons offending shall be
aelzed and delivered to tbe proper United
.States oflicer and forfeited: one half to the
Informer and one .half to the United States;
and in all cases arising under this act Indi
ans shall bo competent witnesses. Provided,
mai me provisions or ibis act snail not ap
ply to cmigrints or travelers peaceably pass
ing through such Indian lands without com'
mltting any willful trespass to person or
JIr. Ityan bas introduced a bill to donate
two condemned brass canon to Lincoln l'ost
JNo. 1, Oarnd Army of the Republic, depart-
irom inirryioiorty-ivc days later. And it
need net belated W taw s wartiaV W
ton or twice the length of any other gives
predBcrrs twice the advantage in production
adnrolt. Who will amy that tMe to mot Jt
aabotaaUar. indeed aa nnrivaled Inducement
to capital - J ,, rfe-u
The exeeediaaly warm and dry weather of
Use mlih mu- meMhV& which Mr
Trap moklng Is at IU helfht, heatdeshartea-
tn the growth or the oaao aad atoriar it
wHh ihaadnat Jatee, notares aJeo aa imoor
Uatuvlog of money asMllahor. It converts
tlOSC .Scintillations? of rVnlulum thrmiirh
'which be chooses to cprcsi himselfami
which seem to some lolks so naughty, are in
reality hls(only method or reconciling him
self to thing's he 'cannot curVrut nrustlearn
to endure, not to say pity and embrace.
A fair share ol all such experiences fell to
the Jot of Jr. Medlll ; aad fef. hb clung 'pert"
sistently to his newspaper, worked early and
late, sacrificed his identity, denied himself
the pleasures of society, bartered away bis
health, and died at last while his Hie was
fMi in summer aftbjyearsa'ndcnjy ripen
ing as to utility r. We do not overestimate,
we think, in calling tbe loss or such a man
i "National mujfortnae. Tlje men In all this,
country, who are1 capable.of duplicating5 his
work as editorial manager of the Tritium
the most admiral newspaper In-the world,
'in! our judgment may becouhlctf on th'
fingers of your two hands. It is easier to
find a man wbocan bo President of the Unit-
ou oiatcs i mau uui nig can.ue euitor DI
such a paper aa the Chicago Tribxiu; and
few Presidents die leaving behind them such
a monamenkpf paUebJndusiry-ciqmcity
and fidelity as that paper makes lor Samuel
J. Mcdill. Those or us whose advantage it
was to know him personally, however, must
remember him even more as a man than as
an editor. His character was or that ster
ling kind which tbe old books define as
knightly.. .He nevor, flinched f and , never J
nw.Mw, mu b sict& aviv, v vc is gentle
man. Though reticent of speech, a rigid
disciplinarian,, and not ,tjn Jo sentiment
in1 any tflrectW, hlibearVwas a'tendcf' sis
a womaa'a, and he delighted to do good by
stealth and. to bestow avers- in that .quiet
ting rebuke to the more common '.and vocif
erous style cd charity. Taken all la all, he
'was kueh)'maaaa makes the world poorer
by quitting It, aad yet richer by the memory
that be has been here. And be was only an
fdttorCsamW. yj , t ltif. , t
Freckles are not easily washed ont of those
who have a florid complexion aad are much
la the sunshine, bat the following washes
are not only harmlee bat very much the
beat of anything we know. Grate horco-
tormllk, Uea strain and aat the wash gbt
morning. Or squeeze tho jatee of a
freckles are poiaoaeaa, aad cannot be need
with safety. JfreeUea iadleate a defective
eesTbeaaeeeaa or fatty matter letaeath the
srt M..' TWd ahoatd aa'atteait'd to?
aadldUaeyawi-teJetlaefeefcrtr. Wjy bath
lag wMh maeh rrtettoa stseaU MHtm'
ment of Kansas. While I do uot desire to
say any thing disagreeable, I must inform
the members of Lincoln Post that their re
quest can never be granted. The stock of
condemned "brass" canon was exhausted
years ago, and of late Congress has ouly
been granting cast Iron guns for ornamental
anu monumental purposes, aud now even
this supply has been exhausted. The House
continues to pass these bills granting cannon
to various military societies, but iu the Sen
Site they sleep the sleep that knows no wak
ing. Only recently the Secretary or War In.
formed tho Senate that "there are no con
demned cast Iron cannon now on hand ac
cessible to transportation lines, or suitable
for purposes of ornamenting monuments or
cemeteries." In consequence the Senate re
jects all such bills. "'Tis true, 'tis pity;
pity 'tis, 'tis true."
Oaring the past year the officials of Kan
sas have made returns to tbe adjutant gener
al of the army relative to the militia rund ot
the State. An estimate or the number oi
men available for military duty in tho State,
ucorganized, bas been sent to Congress,
however, in which the number is placed at
The new post route bill authorizes the es
tablishment of the following new routes in
From Wano to Spring Creek, Colorado ;
St. Sophia to Beve; Belleville to Republic;
Muscotah to Willis ; Daisy to Lansing ; Be
at tic to Vermillion ; Horranee so Cheyenne;
Maxson to Jleloxin ; Mnpson to Quinemo ;
loU to Ozark.
Tbe House committee ou public lands are
pressing an Important measure in tho inter
est of settlers in Kansas and contiguous ter
ritory. In tbe West large tracts of public
lands have been enclosed by sheep and cattle
rangers, who have nn-title, but finding tbe
lands vacant have enclosed them with fences
and use them for tbe purpose of pasturage.
"These lands, so unlawfully beld, are legally
subject to pre-emption and homestead entry,
and but for this unlawful occupation, would
be eagerly sought and entered by the home
seekers now flocking Into the West. But
finding tbe land In tho possession of another
the homesteader or prc-emptor is thereby,
under the ruling or the courts, prevented
from making homestead or pre-emption en
try. Under tbe operation of the decision of
the courts tbe trespasser is enabled to hold
anil keep from settlement and improvement
large areas of the public lands. If the pre
emptor attempts to enter into posscssfon he
is proceeded against as a trespasser for Invad
Ing the possession of another."
'The committee provides a simple proced
ure by which the occupant can make entry,
filings, and declaration to acquire title to
snch part of the tract as bo. could enter un
der the laws, and prevents bis. holding larger
quantities ana thereby thwarting tbe benefi
cent operations of the laws framed for the
benefit of the actual and bona fide settler.
.Everybody in Kansas has beard of the tem
pest in a teapot growing out of words spoken
in debate between Mr. Haskell and Xr.
Townshend, of Illinois. It is all over, now ;
and tho bloody field of Bladeas burg holds
not a precious body. Townshend learned
Ibe business of a fire-eater which Is to talk
much and dolitlle years ago.while in attend
ance upon congressional sittings in the days
when tbe "Southern chivalry" tried to bull
doze tbe "Northern doughfaceJ' He was
born a short distance from thlsclty, in Prince
George, and at early age came to town aad
was appointed a page in the House, where
he now occupies a seat as a Representative
from Illinois. Slnee the opening of his cob
gresstonal career he bas done little beyond
engaging lo one or two personal controver
sies but he wu never so effectually set down
ppoa as in'thls last aad, to blm, inglorious
contest with the tall Kansaa. It should be a
lesson ssmeleat to last out his congressional
.The Scottish patriot, BaUiol, having cea
ceaied himself la I cave the better to stady the
natural history ,of some of King Edward's
men-at-arms and royal bloodhooads. rrtraain
Interested la tbe movements of aa aat which
had secured a grata of corn araea larger
thaa Itself, and waseadeavoriagtoeoavey
iu avise to the aest. Sixty and aiae' times
the little Insect failed in Its ardaene task,
bat so far from Seler dlseoaraaed. it at
tempted It yet a seventieth time, and failed'
again. "I see," .said 3aUUUto himself.
rthat2,peoate. eaa spare themselves a greet
uoai or neper by finding oat early la the
any what It ie they eaa't do," aad besteaias;
to Berwick, he made M annalini , iria
tdward. by whom Be was loaded wita'hea-
ers aad chains. (A xarbledTarsteaf at tale
anecdote is told el Brace, bnt both staries
repose oa the msalfaiMy abeard theory that
the eaaay Scot weald hare wasted am time
watehiagthe aat, whea he might Jaat aa
wjaffelna; the, grata' of eora,''- ff.T.
TarMah fe.takea eeea-
sMaaHy, tr It- tseoeveait. tftrmU
The last ..ease af jealeaorJe Ihataf a Mr
what dlseardedher; Jerer.-a sea ceatela, he-
ae aaexea the shore.
From the Boston Courier.
1QB AID TODTOLLiCT.
The Ti f Lib at TTklak tat Bast WarkBai
"The richer a nature," saysCarlyle, "the
harder and slower Its development. Two
boys were once of a class In the Edinburr
grammar school John ever trim, precise and
dux; Walter ever slovenly, confused and
dolt. In duo time John became Bailee John
or Hunter Square, and Walter became Sir
Walter Scott or the universe. The quickest
and completest of all vegetables Is the cab
bage." This slowly developed "Sir Walter Scott
of tbe universe" was 34 when be made bis
first draft of "Waverly," and was 44 when
be re-wrote and published IL Nearly every
one of those tales, which conferred immor
tality upon blm, was composed after be bad
reached tbe age of 40. He wrote tbe "Heart
of Mld-Lotbian" at 47, tbe "Bride orLammer-
moor," "A Legend or Montrose" and "Ivan-
hoe" at 48, the "Pirate" and "Peverll of the
Peak" at 60. the "Tales of the Crusaders"
at 54. and the "Chronicles of the Canongate"
Carlyle was 42 when he published tbe
French Revolution," tbe flrst work of bis
to which he formally put bis name. Tbe
publication of this work was, it is true, de
layed, owing to tbe burning of tbe manu
script or one volume, through the careless
ness or Mrs. Taylor, to whom it bad been
loaned by John Stuart Mill ; but if that mis
hap had not occurred Carlyle would have
been over 40 before his work could have ap
peared. His "Cromwell" was published
when be was SO, the first two volumes or his
"Frederick the Great" when bo was 63, an
other two when he 07, and tbe lasttwo when
he was C9.
Swift was 59 when he published "Gulli
ver's Travels," and certainly did no work on
it before be was 57.
Tennyson was 00 when bis Idyls "Klalne,"
"Vivcu" and "Gulnivere" were published,
and about 62 when' be completed the series
with "Gareth and Lynettc."
Macaulay was 43 when be issued the first
and second volumes of bis "History ol Eng
land," and the third and fourth did not ap
pear till he was 55. Good as arc tbe essays
of bis early manhood, they pale when com
pared with this work of bis mature years.
John Stuart Mill was 03 when bis essay
"On Liberty" was published, and 00 when
be gave us that on "Utilitarianism."
Milton was certainly more than 64 when he
began to compose bis "Paradise Lost." He
was 59 when be solditto Simmons, the book
George Eliot composed "Mlddlcmarch" be
tween the ages or 40 and 51, and after that
Bacon was 09 before he published bis great
work, "The Novum Organura."
Cowper was over 00 when be wrote ''John
Gilpin and "The Task," and Defoe 06 when
bo published "Robinson Crusoe."
Darwin published his "Origin or Species"
when 00, and his "Descent or Man" when
Groto wrote the larger part or his "Histo
ry or Greece" between the ages ol 52 and 62,
and Uallam occupied nearly the same period
of life with bis "Introduction to the Litera
ture of Europe."
The two works by which Thomas Hood bas
survived the grave, "Tbe Bridge or Sighs,"
and "The Song of the Shirt," were composed
When be 46, and on a sick bed from which be
Longfellow gave us "Hiawatha" when 48,
"Tales of a Wayside Inn" when 58 and after
that was as prolific as be was excellent. We
need only mention his translation ol Dante's
"Divinia Corned ia," and his exquisite poem.
"The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table"
was published when Holmes was 48, and
"Songs in Many Keys" when be was 04.
Washington Irving completed "Tales of
the Albambra" at 49, published "Mahomet"
at 67 and "Tbe Life of George Washington"
after that age.
Prescott wrote, we believe, "Tbe Conquest
of Mexico" between tbe ages or 43 to 47,and
"The Conquest or Peru" between 47 and 51.
Motley completed "The History or tho
United Netherlands" at 01, and after that
began the history of "John of Barneveld,"
which be published when be was 60.
Frenchmen have produced very remarka
ble books long after the noondays of life.
Laplace did an extraordinary amount of
mathematical work alter three score aud ten,
and Victor Hugo scarcely "got under way"
beiore be was 00. He published "Napoleon
tbe Little" at 50, "Lcs CIrallmenU" at 51,
"Les Miserables" at 57, "The Tollers or tbe
Sea" at 04, "Tbe Man Who Laughs" at 67.
and "Tbe Annals or a Terrible Year" at 70.
The greatest physicist and mathematician.
Ampere, did not begin to devote his atten
tion to tbe phenomena of electro-magnetism
till be was 45, and it was from 01 to 03 that
be published his "Observations," a work
characterized, as has been said, by profound
thought and extraordinary philosophical sa
gacity. Racine was 50 when he wrote bis drama of
Esther, 52 that of Atbalie, the finest produc
tion of his genius and a masterpiece of dra
Thiers was 65 when be completed bis "Con
sulate and Empire," and Chateaubriand 63
when he published his "Etudes."
Cervantes bad passed bis 68th year before
he published the first part of "Don Quixote"
and was 68 when be issued the socond part.
Be and Shakespeare died on tbe same day.
IlfFOBTABT 1M0TS HTMB WI0 B0BB
Kerosene oil is one of the products deriv
ed from reining crude petroleum as It comes
from the well.
The oil Is always more or less dangerous,
according to the amount of volatile gases
left in it.
Every lamp filled with the fluid is liable to
explode, after burning several hours.
Bat no explosion will ever hsppen with
tbe lamp full.
The danger comes from a constant genera
tion of an invisible vapor In tbe confined
space above the oil. The vapor which Is in
flammable, Is caused by the beat of the
burner communicated to the oil; but it will
not burn unless exposed to flame. Tho met
al attachments on lamps often become 40 de
grees warmer than the oil, which is Itself
200 degrees. Hence, kerosene, to be etirely
safe, should be 150 proof.
But very little of the oil used Is as good as
this. Of sixty-three samples recently tested
only eight were found to be entirely safe.
This wilt account for tbe terrible loss of life
from tbe almost univeral use ol kerosene
oil. In the- United States alone, last year.
over 100 deaths were reported from accidents
A simple test is to place a tablespoonfui of
tbe oil In a saucer, and apply a lighted
match ; if tbe oil ignites it Is unsafe, never
use it. II It does not take fire, it is not
necessarily sale ; because tbe temperature
of tbe oil in the open air Is not so great as
when in a burning lamp.
Tbe only reliable test is one made by slow
ly beating some oil In which a thermometer
is placed, constantly noting the number of
degrees and applying a lighted match, not to
tho oil, but to tbe vapor, if any, just above
tbe surface. If tbe oil flashes above 208 re
This flashing point is tbe temperature at
which tbe oil emits an inflammable vapor,
and depends upon tbe naptba, or gasoline
in the oil. This point should always be
higher than the temperature that the oil
ever reaches in a lamp, which ia often 100
Caution 1. Keep tbe me'tallic parts of
lamps clean, and the air passages open.
2. After a lamp has been burning three or
more hours at a time, never rc-llght again
Remarks upon the personal appearance of
others are in badtale. They are likely to
draw attention to your own, which may not
stand criticism. Lotttll Cilhtn.
The onlr thing that bothers a Wctcrn
grasshopper tnswallow'U.i fotir-legged ta
ble. A well developed hopper can worry It
down, but the legs tickle bis throat.
It Is useless for pbysieians to argue acainst
abort-sleeve drrsse. The Constitution of
the United State ajs lhat "tho right to
bear arms' shall not be Interfered with.
After tbe battle or Jena, the lamous French
surgeon, Baron Larrey, observed that many
of the Ferman prisoners wero completely
bald. This arose from want or ventilation
in tbeir head-gear.
Said one gentleman or honor to another
If you don't accept my challenge, I hall
post you in the papers."
"Go ahead," said the other, "I bad rather
fill a dozen papers than one coffin.''
JOSHNI'3 LATB3T COMPOSITION.
me trustees oi a school once offered a
prize to tbe scholars in it for the best compo
sition. All tbe boys were compelled to write
and were allowed to choose their own sub
jects. One boy declared that be could not
do it- He could not think of any thing to
write about. Nevertheless, he was obliged
to become one or tbo unwilling competitors.
When the day or trial came, be read bis com
position, or rather a part of it, for be was
not permitted to read it all. He began :
"My composition ia about spring. Spring
will soon be here. How do I know that?
Because It came last year, and the year be
fore that, and the year before that.
"Tbe grass will soon grow green, and the
trees put forth leaves. How do I know that ?
Because tbo grass grew green, and tbe trees
put forth leaves last year, and the year before
that, and the year before that, and the year
"And the little lambs will come, and they'll
gambol, and play, and have a good time.
How do I know that? Because the little
lambs gamboled last year, and the year be
iore that, and the year before that, and the
year before that."
"That will do, Johnny," Interrupted a
trustee, tired of tbe iteration, and Johnny
marched from tbe stage to his seat, repeat
ing: "And the year belorc that, and the year
before that, and the year before that."
The audience screamed with laughter, but
Johnny's composition did not gain tbe prize.
In Savannah, when a man sits on a dry
goods box, knees out to the weather, and
sadly wishes ho were dead, a tender-hearted
policeman comes. along and kills him. Same'
policemen would be obstinate, and let him
When a Democratic editor writes a 200
line editorial on "The Susceptibility or tbe
African Race to the Influences of Civiliza
tion," it means his colored washwoman has
agreed to take out her bill in old exchanges
in lieu of actual cash.
The Newark- woman who married four
husbands out of the Bame family, explained
her conduct by saying that she was deter
mined to find out whether tbero was a man
among them worth a cent for any earthly
purpose. Tbe fourth man Is still on trial.
"Sir, I'd havo you to kaow that I keep
one or the best tables In the city, sir!" ex
claimed an indignant landlady to a boarder
who bad been finding fault with her fare.
"That may be true, madam," quietly re
torted the boarder, "but you put very little
A New York bachelor saw a nice young
woman helping a blind man across the street
and forthwith was introduced, wooed and
married tbe girl. She told her lady friends
all about it, and the consequence is that a
new society has been started, called "The
Young Ladies' Humanitarian Society for
Helping Rllnd Slen Across tbe Street."
"Sambo, whar you got dat watch you war
to mcetin' last Sunday ?"
"How you know I had a watch V
"Bcauso I seed de chain bangin' out dc
pocket In front."
-"Go way, nigger I S'posc you sco a halter
'round my neck you think djr Is a hos In
Yesterday while a bootblack was working
at tbe understandings of a traveller at the
Central depot, he was asked :
"Well, bub, did you hear anything about
the transit ol Venus?"
"Not a thing," replied the boy, ceasing
bis work; "was she a tug-boat or a schoon
er?" Fm Frrtt.
Not long ago, a gentleman had occasion to
reprove bis son, aged four and a half years,
for an offence which had ou another occa
sion called forth words of correction. Tho
parent closed with:
"Now, Willie, 1 don't want to speak to
you again about this I" which was promptly
and very decidedly responded to as follows :
'Well, pal I doesn't want you to."
TBI WASHNflTON 8LAVB XABT.
Washington was, in 1843, the greatest slave
martin the United States. Within sight of
the Capitol, not far from tbe lower gate, aad
near, If not upon tbe Isnd where the public
garden now is, was a building with a large
yard around it, inclosed with a high fence.
Thltber slaves were brought from all the
slaveholding region, like cattle to the Chica
go stock-yards, aad locked up until sold.
There were regular auction days for those
aot disposed of at private sale. Tbe Chica
go are destroyed a hard cracker which 1 had
preserved as. a specimen by which purchas
ers tested the age of slaves. And to this day.
If there is anything that the average Soath
era negro does not know, it is bis age. The
slaves wen placed upoa a block, aad whea
a queatiea rose as to age, tbe aaetioaeer re
quested them to bite from a cracker, which
all slave auctioneers kept ror such occasions.
The theory was that while a slave conld
masticate well, be could work. Nearly all
the labor of Washington was performed by
slave, many of whom were hired from the
neighboring States. The slaves were ex
pected to collect their wages monthly, aad
take them home oa some Saturday Bight.
One moraing I misted my boots, sad whea I
went for the bootblack; he was missing abw.
Aftersfewdays,Isaw aproeessioa of cap
tured slaves, who had sought their liberty
la a Potomac schooner, chaiaed two aad
two, coaadacted to ward tie slave-pea , aad
there I aetteed my bootblack tradgiagaloag
la my boots. I bad made a saecesafal can
vass lor Congress Ia those boots, but they
tailed the stave la his canvass for freedom.
He was sold for the Southern market, aa was
customary with esptared fugitives, aad my
hoot weal with' him. Bat whether they
were warn ont by him upon some sagar.
rleeoreottea ataataUoa, or by Ms aew
-, rtwasasetess for ma to laaalre. I
was a Desaaerat Ja those days. Aa aaU-ohv
very.Maad, .who stood by me at the lima,
ohasrved that the slave otiajhttahavekaewa
that ff4be ever gat lata Dmeeratie heats he
weaMhave toaoftsath, whereas, if ha had
oaly4otahta boots, ItMtead etatfae, they
woahl hae landed him safely la .Cannae.
rsBfranstaef 'MtmminmmtttrJtkm Wmt-
lsMsaBtSBfaa sjsat t kle BMAaw s m
vv ST m wisaeasee sjy
How are yVac miaer aad
Beware they, hath r '" "
That great men are sometimes the reverse
of practical is in part demonstrated by the
following Incident :
Jefferson was a great man, but ho was far
from practical In some things. When be
was In France, he was very much struck
with the utility or wind-mills. He thought
they were wonderful Institutions, and cost
so little to run. He owned a large quantity
of timber on a mountain much higher than
Monticello, about a mile off. He purchased
in France a wind-mill and tbe machinery
for a saw-mill, at tbe cast of $13,000, and
had it taken to the top or tbe mountain. He
bad for a neighbor a bluff old fellow named
Cole. One day Cole came to see him, and
Jefferson took blm up to where be was hav
ing tbe mill built. It was as much as they
could do to climb tbe steep ascent. When
Cole recovered the breath be bad lost getting
up the mountain, be said : "Mr. Jefferson,
you have a splendid saw-mill, and It Is in a
splendid place to catch the wind, but how
are you going to get the logs up here to saw
from?" The author of tbe "Declaration of
Independence" started like a man suddenly
awakened from a delightful dream, and
quickly said: "Hey, Cole, bow? What?"
And then relapsing Into abstraction, led tbe
way down the mountain toward Monticello.
Tbe wind-mill was never completed, and,
years alter, tbo machinery was sold for old
ADTOJ1 1B00T TIB WIDOW.
Tho agent of a minstrel show, who was
traveling over tbe Paa Handle route the oth
er day, happened to take a seat opposite a
Boston drummer. Each wore a pin with six
diamonds In It, aad displayed two watch
chains. The coincidence happened to strike
a solid, old-lashloaed farmer as rather curi
ous, sad bitching along up to tbe pslr. be
"Gentlemen, will you give me honest an
swers to a question or two?"
They said they would, and ho continued:
"What time Is It by your four watches?".
The ageat replisd that he only had one
watch, and that didn't tick, while tbe other
confessed that he had Bone at all.
"One more qnestloa : did you bay your
diamond pins at tbe dollar store V
The two men looked at each other in a
troubled way, thea Informed the blunt ques
tioner thst he had reached the limit.
"Ob, well, I dida't latead-to be sassy," he
remarked, as he fell back; "I'm sparking a
widder up la Wood conaty, aad I was think
ing that if I could buekieonadoUardlamond
aad harness on two watch castas around me,
she weald either kick or care Inside ol a
week." Frt Prtu.
An African gentleman saw over a grocery
store inscribed, "Sugar-cured hams." He
entered the place and asked tbe price. He
solicited and obtained permission to imcll a
shank. Having done this, he abruptly turn
ed to leave.
"Don't you want any of that ham V asked
"Well, no, bo-s," was the reply ; "de sign
reads sugar-cured ham ; dat ham am sick
yet. My advice to you is to change tie med
TO CURB A HAM.
One pound and a half of salt, one-quarter
or a pound or saltpetre, and one ounce of
black pepper. Mix these well together and
rub tbe bam well; cover It with what re
mains; let It He six days without mot Ing,
then add one pound of molasses, after which
turn tbe ham' every day and sprinkle It with
the pickle for five weeks. Then dry It well,
and bang it up in a temperate room to dry
thoroughly. Country Otntltman.
TO BBX07B SUFBBJIiUOUS HAIR.
When the eyebrows Join, which is very
unbecoming, they should have the balr tak
en out with a tweezers,and after a while it will
stop growing, leaving no mark. Apply cold
water after Its use. Never use a razor, as it
Increases its growth, makes It coarse, and
leaves an ugly blue mark, as was tbe case
wben that detestable fashion of shaving the
balr was In vogue. Hair In tbe nostrils may
be removed in tbe same way; but, before
using the tweezers, rub on some white
wood ashes. For hair on the arms wear a
white flannel sleeve at night. Tbe gum or
Ivy is considered a good remedy, as I also
FOR TO LITTLE LORDS
A window was opea my dsrUeg was goae i
A truant from tears, from time and from
For the angel oa watch took tbe wanderer In.
And whea I shall hear the new song that
I shall kaow her again, notwithstanding her
By these eyes lall ol heaven-by tbe light oa
Aad the ssnMe aha were here, she will surely
"Whydea'tyM eead rear children u
school, rhe?' asked the Mpertetende.t of
BBbHo lastractiea, of aa aM colored man.
"WabV beat, Iae tried det school basinets,
"Bow's that r" '
'WatLyeasee,my tea's beaa stadyia'
nr asaas time, na' lather oar 1
want was aa seanlr seat ah Afrlee.
aarfbeeeeMa'ttstlaM. Whea a bar staaV
-lAgfm :-, ,
ad to .be;
mm i in sail arm - jiij-i VWajfg .jus, U
, -' &M!r'ij?i&&iBjir taE.WtSf-a si-tiT&nt t',m.j.,,s.-M: tr -....
. . . ' V 3tjaS: ,SiSfT-JS-.- idS .-CrtSi, sfLrS--y?
mscls aiMsed to hare leatsv
It is a problem with some mothers bow to
dress tbe boys warm enough without mak
ing tbeir clothing burthensomc to them. Alt
children now are supposed to wear knit
wrappers and. drawers ; then long stockings
ol tbe heavier grades ot yarn, and thick
shoes clothe lower limbs. For boys from
five to eight oraine it is a good plan to util
ize their outgrown blouses of flannel. Kip
out tbe pletes and make plain shirt waists ;
at tbe side seams the buttons which hold
their stocking supporters can be securely
fastened. Additional buttons can be put on
at tbe back and front and the knit drawers
be buttoned to this waist. With a coat of
ordinary thickness, closed to tbe throat, the
chest will be snfflcleatly protected.
TO L0B8 AND TO 8B0BT 0? IT.
Somebody claims to have discovered that
an ordinary man is two inches teller wben
be gets out or bed in the morning than
whea he goes back to it at night. His theory
Is that there is a gradual diminution in
heigbth dating the day, caused by tbo yield
ing of the planter arches and ol tbe invert
ebral discs, as well as a sudden sinking at
tbe articulations of tbe legs wben tbe Indi
vidual rises. Tbe sinking at the ankle be
placed st a third of an Ineb, at the knee one
twelfth to one eighth ol an inch, and at the
hip two-fifths of aainch. The sbortenlnir
at the knees Is probably due to tbe elasticity
of the cartilages, while at tbe blps there is
aa well a sinking of tbe head of tbe femur
Into the cavity. If any reader thinks it
worth while he can measure bimteir and
see wbst troth there is ia this.
AOmWieBBlfB IU WMATUBI.
A maa from a neighboring town wished
oae of our banks to take bis note some time
ago. Tbe directors said they would cash
his aote If his brother would indorse it.
Tbe aext day, la came the man with his
brother's signature on tbe note. Tbe hank
teak It aad paid the money. Whea tbe
beeame dae the slgBer did not pay it,
the beak aotiied tbe brother. That
lata the counting-room in
"What have yea sgsiart me r'
"BtaVtye Merse a aote fervour broth
err Mkad the cashier.
"N that I aaaw of," reaped the man.
"ssat thss year efgaetorer' demanded the
The easa laafead sA.ta ansae writteBea
far, sstet rabhadhts eras. r"Yei.''ald
ta4akhealffhhavs aNewed awte write K.'
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