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THE GOOD LITTLE SIKTEK.
That wu m bitter winter,
When Jenny waa four years old
And Ured in a lonely farui-hnu.ee
Bitter, and log, and cold !
The crop had been a failure
In the barn there wan room to spare,
And Jenny's hard-worked In t her
Was full of anxious care.
Neither his wife nor children
Knew lack of fire or bread ;
They bad whatever was needful.
Were tbeltered and clothed and fid,
But the mother, alas 1 was ailing
' Twas a at niggle just to liv, ;
And they scarce bad even hopeful words
Or cheirtul smiles to give.
A eood, kind man waa the father,
He loved his gin's and t-oy--.
Bit he whose hands are hi-i li.hes
Has little for gifia and toys.
So wnen it drew near the leason
That make.itiie world so Ud
When Jenny knew 'twas time for gifts
Her childish heart was sa I,
For the thought, " I shall eet no nresent
When Jhristma coices, 1 am sure ;"
Ah! the poor man's child learns early
Just what it means to be poor.
Yet still oh the holy even,
As she sat by the hearth-done bright,
And her sister told good Mories,
Her heart grew almost light
For the hopeful skies of childhood
Are never quite o'erca-d.
And she raid, " Who knows but somehow
tjonicthiiig will come at !nt ?"
So before she wi nt to her pil'.ow
Her pretty etjdliir were tied
Safe'y together and silly hung
Close to the chimney-side.
There was little nvwii for liopir..-.
One vou!d say who h:id live more years;
Yet the faith of the child is wiser
Sometimes than our douiits and fears.
Jenny hnd a good li. lie aiM. r,
Ye y biir to her chiidiah eyes.
Who was wu-nauly, sweet and pUient,
And kind as she was wise.
And she had thnn(rht of this f hristnias
An I the little it could orin,
Krer since the crop were half destroyed,
hy tlteirefhet ia the spring.
So the sweet-st nuts ot the autumn
(he had t-afely li:.i.!.-ii away.
And the ripest and rcidest uiij.Us
Hoarded for many a day.
And at lest she mixed some serd-cake,
(Jenny was sleeping ihen).
And molded tliein -rntrsjuely,
Uke birds, and beasts, and men.
Tb-n she a'li.ped them into titestockiDgs,
And smiled to It-ink alout
The jo ful wonder of hei pet
V hen she found and pjurcd them out !
And you couldn't have seen next adorning
gladder chiltl iti the la;d
Than that humble farmer's d lighter.
With bcr s nipje gifts iu her hand.
And the lovine sister ? Ah, you know
How bles-cd 'tis to give;
And they that think of others most
Are the happiest folks that live !
She had 'lone what she couJ 1, my children
To btightin the Cliri Mints day.
And whether In r heart or Jtmv'a
Was l.ghtest, 'tis h rd to ta.
And this, if you have hut little.
Is what I wo dd say to you
Make nil you can i f that little,
Do all the g mmI you can do.
'TIs years and years ain'e that aUler
Went to da-ell with the juct ;
And over her Waly the to -a
iiloosom and turn to dust.
AndJenuy'sa happy woman.
With, wealth "ii u.-li and to spare.
And eveiy year li r lapis filled
With pj'jseuts ric'i and rare.
But whenevr t-l.e tlmnk.-t tho givers
For favors gra' ami muhII,
She thinks of thede. r little sister
Who gave her more than they all.
When I tell this etory my one soli
tary Khost story or when I even think
itoverin the s-i.enre of my own mind,
I can (eel airaiu, just sis J did then, the
coM air strike my face, like a breath
from a d.unp vault, blowing -straight
from my motionless fitrure.
It was a woman, and I saw her just as
plainly a I see at thin moment the wards
written hy the pen in my hand. I
could tell you every it-rm of dress she
wore, even to the edjrin of lace on the
tight sleeve that reached Iter elbows, and
the little blue damask figure on her gray
gown. Her ace wan very paleaad quiet,
and there was no ILrht in her eyes ; they
were heavy and dark, and the lids were
reddened a-i if with crying and waking;
but she was beautiful for all that, beau
tiful aa some ol 1. dim picture with astory
in it. There she stood with her face
nu.il neck tjleaminjr dull-white, like old
marble, above the gray gown, and one
lock of her blick hair twisted round her
throat, like a soft necklace, and her lit
tle, damp, cohl hand lyiair on mine, and
her lips moved yet, ai if she were saying
over acan :
me have it."
"Who ar you?" I
" Vh.n do you
and hardlv breathing,
"My rintr mine and Roger's. No
other woman can wear my ring. Look !
don't you see the blood on it?"
Aunt Lueinda" ring! There was no
stttin on it when she took it out of the
oli casket; but T saw it now in the
moonlight a dish of ngly red among
the crusted carvings. 1 tore it u ox my
finger, and flung it away a if it were a
coal of fire.
" Who are you ? " I cried once more.
And the answer came softly and slow,
like a sigh :
" Esther Culliniworth."
I started up at her breathlessly.
" Look at me," she murmured. "This
is the face that linger Vane loved nigh
two hundred years ago ; this is the hand
that were his ring that sent it back to
him from Halemjiil when he cared no
longer to r -member how he slipped it ou
with kijsf-s. Tftey said I was very fair
to see in those days. Look at me. Am I
comely now ? "
She swept back her long hair from her
face, but without displacing the lock
that curled like a snake around her
throat ; and then as I looked at her, she
broke into a low, wailing cry :
"I had the fairest lace in Pa'em old
Chillingworth's daughter? 'The grass
withereth, the flower fadeth.' The par
eon used to tell me it was but a vain
show, and I laughed him to scorn. For
in the woods leyond iNtlem, when I was
picking May flowers, and rur-tlin aside
the downy leaves to find their pink aud
whita clustered stars; I met Roger Vane,
and he told me a sweeter tale than the
preacher knew. And I let him kiss
my. mouth, for he called it ' most sweet
yea, altogether lovely ' sweeter than
the breath of May flowers. O, the
Palem woods ! O, my love, Roger,
"'ITo tears, my little Mayflower,"
Roger Vane said softly, as he held me
there within bis strong arms." '1 have
never een the drops in tho-e sweet eyes
of thine before, and I would not have
my last sight of them so marred. It is
only for a littlA space, sweetheart. I
shall come back to steal away my little
Puritan maiden before the first leaves of
.niitumn has turned red by her father's
" 4 Why why will you go. Roger?' I
cried, as I clung round him; and I asked
it only to hear over again what I knew
before quite well ; Gov. Winthrp, whose
blood relation he was, had sent him here,
and row recalled him, on business ol the
commonwealth, ami how he must obey;
leaving me only tor a little while 'a
very little while,' I made him whisper
over and over, with my arms about his
neck. And then he pulled from his fin
ger that ring, with its dark yellow stone
r,nd the little bright pearls, and slipped
it over mine.
The i-ummer crept on. and the hot days
shortened their fierce fires, and the Au
gust haze was in the sky; the golden rod
shook out its plumes all along the dry,
dusty road, and the ragged white thistle
down btew here and there. I watched
lr the first change along the dark bor
ders f.t the woods for the red leaves, and
farR !.'Cr; but one morning I woke up
aud saw the white frost glittering on
6ome h'.tckoned. drooping vines around
my v.'indow. and a broad splash of scar
let, lilc- blood, dashed across the maple
trees, end uo lover came riding down the
roa'. or stray iu;; through thebdlem wood
to find me.
" Xcver. never more! 1 had the last
i i.sj o.j lip f '-rover, for none touched
them f Ilojjvr Vane. The leaves
tunioJ. ti ir.:')i:, and golden, and ru?st
broU; -si A vi'.'-iei'ed and dropped from
the I ' - trtcs; the dr.rk November days
j;1iiv eu er wie land, and my lover never
cane. Io word had I from, him n
eigu ; I knew not if be were among the
living or the dead, until Gideon Giles,
coming home in the early winter from a
week's journey to Boston, told ma, as he
sat in the elbow-chair by our hearth, that
he had seen gay young Roger Vane.
"So I knew that Roger Vane was liv-in-,
and had forgotten me. I could have
bonie his death, I could not bear his
scorn. The bitterness of hell crept into
my snul, and taught me hatred of all
mankind. I shrank away from the sight
pf human faces, and in gloom and soli
tude ate my own heart away wit! brood
ing upon its despair. O my vain beauty 1
O cruel dower that brought my fall I
Two soft months of early summer,
against the long, dreary winter's cold
the warmth of kisses in green, glancing
wood, and the icy walls of Salem jail
the crowd on Witch's Hill, the strang
ling rope, the darkness of the death
struggle, and the trackless abysses of
eternity these things my fair face
brought me me, old Chillingworth's
" I had no fear of God or man," mur
mured on the voice again; "and my
mouth was full of bitter words, and I
defied both in my heart luid on my lips."
" The land was still astir with cries of
witchcraft, and Parson Mather was at
his bloody work, in the name of God.
On the long, low hills beyond Salem
stood the gibbets, where old Mrs. Nurse
had suffered, and Uoodwife (Jorey, and
the old and frail, and the strong, young
limbs had swung against the sky for pit
iless mobs to jibe at. There were cruel
tongues in Salem that whispered against
me, and brought me before the judges
me, Esther Chillingworth, nineteen years
old, in that wretched April whom
lioger Vann had loved! There were
those who swore to bitter threats that I
had made, and strange mutterings and
waitings heard when I was alone, and
prayers and cries that had another name
in them than God's ; and it was said that
I stole out in the forest to meet my foul
master and worthy Goodman Giles had
heard me call him to my side as he stray
ed through the trees near me. And a
child whm I had pushed from my way
as I walked down Salem street, had fal
len in, and cried, in its strange fits, that
Either Chillingworth tormented him ;
and my old father's honor and his gray
hair could not save me, nor my youth,
and my poor, fading beauty. They
dragged me from his house and cast me
into Salem jail; they locked the heavy
door, and drew the creaking bolts fast,
and left me crouched under the grated
window to stare up, in my blind anguish
at the glimpse of tender sky that had no
pity for me none. God, like Roger,
had forgotten me.
" Then came the crowded court-room,
day after day ; the solemn, unflinching
face of the gray old judge : the hot, stif
ling air, and the sunshine through the
glaring row of windows, and the jeering,
cruel women, and merciless men, the
writhing children, who in their lying fits
played like devils' babes with my life,
and flung it away ; the screi ms and
curses lifted up againt me ; the slow, cold
vioces of tho wise old men who were
giving me to death for an old wife's tale;
and the dark walls of the jail the damp,
the icy chill, the silence and the deathl
iu-life. So, day after day, I came and
went, and asked no mercy at their
" There was one face in the crowd
that had a pitying look for m e, though
it was only a young lad'syoung Mar
tin Brown s whom 1 had counted a
child only a year ago, but who had
grown of late to look with a man's eyes
at me. I saw the hot rage and the bit
ter tears on his face as he stood with the
crowd in the court room, and listened
and could not speak to m ; and one
night a wild, rainy night he stole
uuder the window of the jail, whre j
was pressing against the grated bars, and
whispered my name.
"'Esther, Esther! do you hear me?"
he said softly. 'Esther, will you answer
"And I spoke, and the poor lad pour
ed out a passion of grief, pity and
anger with the muttering of the wind
" 'They say there is no hope, Esther,'
he sobbed up to me from the dark. 'Oh,
if I could but save you you so inno
cent ! O, God ! what can I do against all
this cruel jiersccution ? Vou are no
witch, Esther ! You are purer than any
soul of them all, and I must stand by so
helpless, and we you die for theirwicked
" 'Marton,' I whispered to him, cling
ing to the bars, 'if you cannot save will
you do for me what, yovr can ?'
" 'Die for you if I may, Esther?' he
cried with a boy's eagerness.
"And I reached up and pushed my
had through the window bars, out to
" 'Will you carrv a message for me to
one in Boston,- Martin ? I have none but
you that I may trust to bear it, and my
father knows not. Marton, will you find
Roaer Vane for me?'
" 'I listened and held my bread till
he answered. Then I heard him say
" 'I will, Esther.'
"Carry this to him," I said; and as I
felt his warm vounghand, wet with rain.
touch mine, I slipped the love-gift into his
palm, ' lake it to ltoger ane, and tell
him that Esther Chillingworth lies in
the jail at Salem village, charged with
witchcralt, and that she sends him back
his token no more than that, Martin.
Go for the pity of God ! Hurry, and
take no rest till you find him, or it will
be too late too jate for me ?"
I felt the boy's lips kiss mv hand, and
his young clear voice came upagain, with
a tremble in it :
"Aye, Esther, that I will. My father's
mare is in the stable, and this very hour
1 will start, and take no rest till I find
Roger Vane and put your ring in his
hand, God helping me."
"I lav by the grated window all the
rest of the long, slow afterooon, all
through the open twilight, and waited
for Martin. My blood was hot with
fever, and there was madness it my brain.
I almost believed as I crouched there,
that all thee tales were true, and that
devils had crept into every pulse that
beat in my hot head, and whispered
in my ears as I clenched my hand
over ic. At last I heard my name called.
in a voice that was human, and yet was
kind a pitiful voice sounding under my
"I sprang up and answered him. I
pressed my face to the bars, and in the
growing starlight I saw him standing
there Martin all alone. I could not
speak his same, and all other sounds
died in my dry, parched throat.
"'I have done your errand, Esther!'
" ' You have seen you have seen
' 'I have seen him.'
" And the riLg?' I gnsped out.
" He seemed to hang his head lower
and lower, as if he feared to meet my
"'I rut it into his hand, Esther, as
you bade me.'
"'And he said what did he say?
Are you dumb Martin 'Brown?' I cried,
stampiig my foot wildly. 'Why can
not you answer me?'
' Because because I shall break your
heart,' the boy cried out, breaking into
tears. ' Esther, he will not come to you
he is cruel and false,, and deserves not
one sigh that you have spent for him !
He is to be married to-morrow; he can
not break away from his bride at Gov.
Win throp's grand house, to keep a tryst
at Salem jail !'
"That was all that I heard. The
place whirled round and round with me,
and the roar of the great waters waa in
my ears and I fell on the stone floor,
senseless while yet alive. But that was
the bitterness of death, what cared I for
the rest? To-morrow came, and the
April sunshine glinted far over the
earth, and shone on the bride in the
streets of Boston town, and on the witch
girl climbing the cursed hill to die. I
heard the shouts and jeers and hootings
of the rabble riving the tender spring
air, and I saw, as one in a dream, the
sea of faces upturned to me, and the
black gallows drawn against the sweet,
blue, sunny sky.and I felt the hangman's
band touch me and turn cold the blood
in my veins, and I flung out my last
breath in a curse that should cling that
has clung to all women born of that
woman, down through unnumbered
generations down to you, who trace
your lineage through Mabel Daniels and
Roger Vane ! In that curse my soul
wavered and fluttered out sprang tree,
and left, swinging between the black
earth and sky, on witch's hill, the fair
form that crept close into a lover's arms
in the greenwood long ago."
She stood over, me this ghost of
Esther Chillingworth and tore the ceil
of black hair from her neck, and in the
faint, misty moonlight, I saw a dreadful
circling mark around the fair, white
throat. My blood curdled with the
horror of it, and as I hid my eyes cower
ing away in the pillows, she hung over
me with a long, moaning sob, like the
last breath of the dying. I think that
terror made me insensible as I lay there.
I heard no more, nor saw my strange vis
itant vanish with the glimpse of the
moon ; but when I opened my eyes again
the room was light again, and I was quite
alone, with'nothing more ghastly than a
dull old family portrait to watch me be
tween the parted curtains. A dream, I
thought, shuddering, as I rubbed my
hands across my eyes.
Esther Chillingworth's ring was gone
from my finger.
Thrilling Romance of a Boot-Heel.
Yesterday morning while two men,
employes of the Union Pacific shops,
were going to their work and were walk
ing on the Omaha and Northwestern
track to their shops, their attention was
attracted by a boot-heel sticking in the
"frog of a switch, a short distance from
the shops. They stopped to examine it,
and found that it was wedged so tightly
in the iron "Irog that it required a
smart blow of a crutch (one of the men
had lost a leg) to dislodge it. Long
nails protruded from it, and all appear
ances went to 6how that is had taken
considerable force to tear it from the
boot. " It appears to me," said one of
them, "that some poor fellow has had a
nirrow escape from being run down by a
train here last night, or else he got badly
frightened and wrenched his boot-hel
off when there was no occasion for it."
" It reminds me," said the other in a
low tone, "of a little adventure which I
had a few years ago with K. C. & St. J.
road. I was then a young man, but it
isn't likely that I will ever forget it," and
he cast a rueful look at the empty leg of
his pants. ' The story is soon told," he
went on, turning the boot heel over in
his hand as if to find inscribed upon it
a story similar to his own. "I was
wauing on the track near St. Joe, in
Missouri. It was a terrible dark nizht
in February, and a heavy snow storm
prevailing at the time. The snow and
wind beating in my face were almost
sufficient - to have blinded me even in
midday. I was walking briskly along not
dreaming ot any harm in lact 1 was
then returning from a visit to my sweet
heart, who had that very evening prom
ised to be my wife when suddenly I
found my boot heel fastened in the
"frog" where a side track joined the
main track just as this heel was fastened
there between those rails. At that mo
ment I heard the shrill whistle ol a loco
motive, and looking up through the
blinding snow a light gleaming down
upon me. It was an unusual hour for a
train, and the idea of meeting one had
not occurred to me before, but now the
awful truth flashed upon me. I made
desperate effort to wrench my foot out
from the vice-like grip of the rails, and
the horror of my position was increased
a hundred fold when I found that my
greatest strength was powerless to release
me. ihe light was so closely upon me
that its reflection upon the newly fallen
snow bunded me. As a man will in such
positions, I thought of a thousand things
in an instant ; of my aged parents, of
the events ol my life, and of my prom
ised bride, and the thought that I should
be torn from her er bs maimed for life
was infinitely more horrible than the
threatened death. But I'll not trouble
vou Ion? with this nainful narrative
The headlight was blazing like the fires
of hell right into mv face. It was this
leg that was fastened," he said, swinging
the stump back and forth.
" Yes, yes,'-' interrupted his compan
ion with pale cheeks; "you just threw
yourself to one side and the engine just
severed your leg trom you body.
" Not exactly," returned the story-tel
ler smiling blanaly upon his victim.
"The truth is, sir, I am almost ashamed
to say that the light did not proceed
from a locomotive, but loom the lantern
of a watchman who happened te be corn
down the track."
" Ana the shrill whistle that you
" That I presume came from a sawmill
not far away
" But your leg how came you to lose
" As many another brave man has lost
his," came the answer, with a heavy
sigh, accompanied by a fkr-away look, as
it to recall the scenes ct a battle-nela
" I fell under a mowing machine and had
it chopped ofT.
" W ell, all I have to say is," returned
the disgusted companion, "I hope the
gitl went back n you and mairiedan
ax-handle maker, or some one else who
could make her happy."
' No, she stuck to me," said the
mancer, sorrowfully ; "she stuck to
through good and evil report, and rxar-
rieu meone rapturous evening in the mer
ry month of May, and now" hia voice
grew husky with emotion "and now I
would give the top of this bald and heat
ing pate if she hadn't."
lie turned away to hide his emotion
while his companion was busily eneaeed
in fastening a large pin in the end of a
cane and dropping a little an the rear.-
The Famine in. India.
It now seems beyond doubt that uo
area of the Indian famine of 1876-1877
will greatly exceed that of the really af
nicted districts ot .Bengal three years
ago. Excluding Madras and Mysore,
there are eight Bombay districts for
which the calculation ranges from "great
scarcity" to actual famine. Among
them is I'oonah, whose wretched condi
tion led to the "Ryots commission" of
1874-1875. Ihe supreme government
will grant heavy remissions of Jand rev
enues, and authorize relief works itself
expending an indefinite sum, one hun
dred and twenty million pounds at the
lowest estimate on the Delhi fireworks
and festivities. This sum, it must be
borne in mind, is exclusive of the expen
diture or the native princes, and the
money spent by little potentates like
the duke of Buckingham, who is said to
have ordered a silver howdah, and to be
making great preparations for a royal
progress from Madras to the Mongul cap
ital. It is said that one chief has offered
sixty thousand rupees for a fortnight's
use of a house in Delhi. Other charges
will be in proportion. It is unfortunate
that all this fuss and waste about a title,
for which one native in a thousand cares
anything, should occur at a time when
the starving cultivators of Poonah and
other districts are selling their cattle for
four annas (sixpence) a head.
Female Voting In Utah.
How the women of Utah conducted
themselves at the last election in that
territory is tlescribcd as follows bv a cor
respondent of the San Francisco Chroni
"The wife of ex secretary Black. Mrs,
Maxwell, Mrs. Ashman, Mrs. Loyd, Miss
Genevive Hartwell, and several other
Gentile ladies, took an active part in
their respective precincts ana elec-
tionered with the polygamous wives of
the saints. They would argue the point
in this way: 'Why, Mis. , I'm
astonished! How can you for a mo
ment think of voting for Cannon? He
has four wives, and, being a woman, you
know he cannot love them all as he
ought. He is a brute ! Take this ticket
and vote for Baskin, a man who does not
believe in degrading woman.'" The
Gentile ladies turned out in full force,
voted like men and did all their talking
afterwards. The votes ot several Mor
mon women were challenged by Gentile
men. who did so with extreme courtesy
and timidity. The women are perfectly
shocked, and seerr.ei afraid of swearing
to their voting qualifications. Two of
the wives ot Bishop Wooley were chal
langed, but they swore stoutly enough
to get their votes in."
Love is often as much .of an accident
as a potato plant growing between the
bricks of a back garden walk.
FARM AND HOUSEHOLD.
The IISTTMt Xutl.
The daylight waning and the darkness near ;
So l'ttle done, and still so much to do !
Before me the long night of cloud and fear,
Without one star to pierce the shadow through.
I naar the rumble of the swaggering wains ;
i neaj me ouruen oi ine narresi song ;
And, through the buy light in happy lances,'
I see the a-in-brownea reapers pass along.
And I must lay my sickle down and go
f rom the dim tteids that look so drear ana lone:
Alasl that I hare so few sheaves to show 1
I shall not hear the muter say " Well done !"
With what regret I look back to the past,
When the lone shadows loomed so far away ;
And morning seemed on every wakening blast,
lo wait the whispers ot an endless aay i .
So many misspent momenta, wasted hours,
Searching for butterflies, or gathering flowers,
1IUUWI Ul IOUlU III U1B IWl'Wl amuu.
And now the nljht, stol'n on me like a thief,
While yet I dreamt that it was scarcely noon ;
Sad that the sunshine is so very brief I
Sad that the ahadows laU so very soon I
O for one other hour of God's bright day
In which to work with sinew heart, ana wm,
Ere yet I leave the fields and pass away
10 thai mysterious ueep woere ui u suit i
As regards plants, unless the basket be
large, or stand (which, by the way can
be made of a soao box lined with zinc
and mounted on feet) we do not believe
m any large variety or plants in a single
receptacle. It is nonsense to mix exotics
with wild ferns and grasses, because the
nature of the soil that suits one is gener
ally not beneficial to the other; and
very often the warm, uniform tempera
ture necessary for delicate plants, is fa
tal to the more hardy varieties from the
woods and pastures. ill a basxet with
Ent-lish ivv or smilax, and a luxuriant
growth can be obtained, particularly if
too many shoots be not set in. City
florists aim to cram as much as possible
into their baskets, and are totally regard
less whether the broad leaves of the
begonias shade the stem and roots of the
more delicate creeping vines, iu urau set
tine in the plants, however, place them
in a cold room for a few days until new
shoots appear. Remember also that
plants, especially ivy, will not grow
without light, particularly in the house
There is another fact that amateur
house gardeners forget, and that is that
the roots of the plant need plenty of aii ;
and hence pretty pots ot painted China or
maioiica ware win answer wj uuuiaiu
earth for their reception. If such ves
sels be used the common earthenware
pot must be set inside of them, with
plenty of intermediate snace between
while care should be taken that the
higher edges of the outer pot do not
shade the base of the plant. V eak veg
etation may be rejuvenated with a little
ammonia, but it must be used with care
as much kills. About two drops in a
tea cupfull of water given once a week
we have found to be plenty for a good
sized plant, particularly if the earth
around the rooms be kept loose and
not allowed to pack. hard. Scientific
I see it recommended by one of your
correspondents t cover the beds with
straw. This I find is a common practice;
but it is not always a safe one. Under a
heavy snow laying late, the plants
are pretty sure to get hurt, if not killed
by smothering. uw, a safe practice,
even under the heaviest snows, is to cov
er with hemlock boughs. First put
some finer branches on, so as to prevent
the wind from striking the plants, fol
lowed by heavier limbs which serve to
keep the snow from pressing too heavily.
This will afford sufficient space and air
to the plants under the heaviest pressure,
a plant requiring but little air for its
slight growth during the winter. There
is no mistake about the evergreens; the
smaller (dense) boughs will keep off the
drying Tvinds which are the killing ones,
and the heavy branches form a brace
against the snow, also keeping the smaller
ones in place. The larger ones, where
the wind drives sharply,, ought to have
their buts fastened, either pushed into
the ground slantingly, or a weight put
on. I presume other evergreens besides
the hemlook will answer. Cor. Country
This is what the Journal of Chemistry
has to say on this point :
" There should seem no good reason
why, if we wish to raise good orchard
fruit we should not manure our trees.
People oi ten looK at trees growing on
reeky hill-sides and argue therefrom that
trees can grow without manure. They
know that potatoes and other vegetables
must have manure or they will not
thrive, but they regard trees as a differ
ent order of vegetation, something that
can thrive where nothing else would.
But, in the case of trees on rockv hill
sides, the land is often anything but
poor. lherock3 themselves otten con
tain valuable matter, which as the rock
decays, is presented in a form that the
plants can feed upon. Then whatever
vegetationfgrows among the recks remains
there to decay, or even leaves and other
foreign substances that blow into the
crevices formed by the rocks make a val
uable plant food, on which the tree
thrives. Indeed trees in apparently poor.
rocky places are really much better off
than many trees in orchards, where they
are in what appears to be good laud.
In level land trees must be manured.
In many cases, it is as necessary to the
best success that trees have an occasional
manuring as it is that any other crop
have manure. There l ave been many
discussions as to whetner manure for
fruit trees should be applied broadcast or
ploughed in. For orchard trees there is
no rule; it depends on circumstances.
If the trees are on ground where vegeta
bieo, grown, the" manure is, of course,
lurucu in ji y heneht ot these crops,
and the roots of the Irunw. fiht ;tv,
those of the vegetables for some ol n ,
get it too. But there are many orchards,
where no crops are grown but the trees,
and then it is an excellent practice to
apply manure as a top dressing at least
every otber year, it you would have them
bear an abundance ot good iruit.
How to Cure Sleat.
An esteemed correspondent asks us to
repeat a receipe for curing meat which
we furnished some time ago. We have
published so many that we can hardly
guess the precise one to which he alludes.
The best plan is to save each Farmer
for future reference, or else to get a copy
of the "farmer's scrap book," and paste
therein everything that it is desired to
save. But while we cannot tell precisely
what our correspondent would have re
peated, we can give mm another recipe
for curing meat which has been tried for
a number of years and always with suc
cess And it has this advantage, that
if followed, it will save meat whether the
weather be cold or mild when the meat
is killed. It has been published by the
German town lelegrapn every year, and
as often nearly it has been republished in
the Southern Farmer. It is as follows:
To one gallon of water, take 11 lbs. of
salt; lb. of sugar; oz. potash. In
this ratio the pickle can be increased to
any quantity desired. Let these be
boiled together until all the dirt from
the sugar raises to the top and is skim
med off. Then throw it into a tub to
cool, and when cold, pour it over your
beef or pork. The meat must be well
covered with pickle, and should not be
put, down for at least two days after
killing, during which time it should be
slightly sprinkled with powdered salt
peter, which removes all the surface
blood, etc , leaving the meat fresh and
clean. Some omit boiling the pickle,
and find it to answer well, though the
operation of boiling purifies the pickle
by throwine off the dirt always to be
found in salt and 6ugar. If this recipe
is strictly followed, it will require only
single trial to prove its superiority
over the common way or most ways of
putting down meat, and will not soon be
abandoned lor any other. The meat is
unsurpassed for sweetness, delicacy, and
freshness of color.
Winter Protection of Plant.
The Germantown Telegraph
The tieing-up, or rather strawine up.
process to protect half-hardy roses and
vines from the winter's frost has in no
degree diminished of late, as we see in
many places. Sometimes it answers
pretty well, when the covering is not too
tightly drawn together to smother the
poor thing, as often happens. At best
such plants do not require much protec
tion, and might with advantage be left
open on the north side, as it is the sunny
side that does the mischief by its thawing
and freezing. A good exemplification of
this may be seen in severe winters on
ivy that on the north, side of the build
ing is green and undisturbed, while that
on the southern side is sometimes com
pletely destroyed. The best way, how
ever, to preserve half-hardy plants, when
it is convenient to do so, is to prune and
then to lav them doicn and cover with a
couple of inches of soil. They will come
out in the spring as fresh as they were in
the lall and without the slightest injury.
A correspondent in Livingston, Illi
nois, reports that the planting of trees in
groves and shelter-belts, and lor orna
mental purposes, has become very gener
al in that country. Ten years ago 95 per
cent, or area of the country was treeless ;
but now a farm without a grove is an ex
ception to the general rule. Black wal
nut has the preference for profit and ease
of cultivation ; but elm, soft maple, wil
1 w, cottonwood, European larch and ash
are common, while evergreens are popu
lar for ornamental purposes, and occasion
ally are planted m groves and shelter-belts.
JJep. of Agriculture.
Itffli and far rots lor lost.
Last year I raised a lot of mangolds
and carrots. The mangolds were gath
ered first and put in the cellar; after
wards the carrots were gathered and
corded up on top of them, so that when
I began to feed them to my cows, the
carrots came hrst. The cow gave about
her usual quantity of milk, excepting
the usual shrinkage of the occasion of
cold weather and being put upon dry
fodder. Fearing that the beets would
not keep as well aa the carrots, and also
thinking that they possessed better milk-
producing qualities, I was anxious to get
at them. Accordingly, I removed part
of the carrots and commenced feeding
beets, when, to .my surprise, my cow be
gan to fail of her milk until the defi
ciency reached about one-third. Wish
ing to test the matter still further,
changed backj again to carrots, when her
milk increased to about the usual stand
ard. The quantity fed was about the
same in eithercase about a half bushel
basket three quarters full. If there was
any difference, it was in favor of the
beets. Cor. Iiural New Yorker.
Sttjffixg for Poultry or Fish.
One cup of bread crumbs: 1 eee :
teacup full mashed potatoes ; butter size
of an eg? ; savory, sage, pepper and salt.
The above with the addition of a chop
ped onion is excellent for goose, duck, or
wild meat ot any kind.
Smoked Geese-Breasts. Cut out
the breasts of young, fat, and well
cleaned geese, rub them well with a lit
tle saltpeter, place in a jar or other ves
sel, with a weight upon them. Let them
remain thus for ten davs, after which
put them in smoke for two weeks.
Calves' or Pigs' Feet Blanc Mange-
Boil one set of feet in four or five
quarts of water, with salt. When re
t i , ... ii
aucea to one quart, strain ; add one
uartof milk, using any flavor agreeable,
Then boil the whole fifteen minutes, and
sweeten ; and strain and pour into
The Uses cf Charlotte Rtjsse.
Lin6 a dish with a sponge cake ; heat to
nearly the boiling point one pint of milk
and stir in briskly halt a cup ot corn
starch dissolved in three tablespoonfuls
of cold water ; cook for a minute ; then
add half a cup ef white sugar, and pour
the mixture into the diah. serve hot.
Liver Venice Fashion. Take
couple of onions, finely chopped and fry
them in oil and butter, with plenty of
chopped sweet-herbs, till quite done,
Just before serving throw into the same
frying pan one pound of liver coarsely
chopped ; lry all together, but not
long, as the liver does not require much
TuBNirs A la Creme. Take small
new turnips ; peel and boil them in salted
water; drain them thoroughly. Melt
one ounce of butter in a saucepan, add
to it a desertspoonful of flour, pepper.
salt, grated nutmeg, and a small quan
tity of milk or cream ; put in the tur
nips ; simmer gently a few minutes, and
rcjirKiN miort-uake. one cup
stewed and strained pumpkin or snuash.
one cup of oatmeal porrridge, and one cup
ot water, beat these up together, and
then add three cups hne Graham flour.
Mix thoroughly, spread half an inch
thick on a baking tin, and bake half an
hour in- a good oven. Cover for ten
minutes, and serv warm or cold.
Veal Cheese. Obtain a shoulder of
veal, take out the hone, cut the meat
into small pieces, add just water enough
to cover it ; stew until tender ; take out
all pieces ot gristle ; mince it fine, and
return to the liquor it was boiled in
then add one pound of cold boiled pork
cnoppeu nne, one tabiespoontui ot salt
one tauiespconiui or pepper and mace,
some sweet herbs, and two well-beaten
eggs; put all into an earthen dish, with
a plate on the top, and bake one hour,
To be eaten cold.
How Ben Hill Looks.
Mr. Ilili is now fifty-three years of
age, is a Georgian by birth, and a man
of fine personal presence, being above the
average height, lithe aud sinewy, with
out any appearance ot leannes. lie has
a square face, large, steady glancing,
oiue-gray eyes, a thin-lipped, firm set
mouth, the upper lip cleanly shaven al
ways, with a full, clipped beard. His
hair is rather bristling and slightly
wavy, standing up and back from hia
forehead, and i-, together with his wbis
1 - L ,1 " , , . . .
kers, m a yenowisn nrown color, with a
small bald spot on the crown. He pos
ioJZnZcc(:dnSly Pleasant, almost
inur;.inf'-r,l'2:ae.elul and easy
point connected with his personal bear
ing in me peculiar manner in which he
habitually carries his head, which hedoes
by dropping his chin almost upon his
Dreast, anu loosing up and out from
under his eyebrows. This he does alike
in walking and sitting, but when speak
ing he throws his head up and square.
Mr. Hill is one of the most scholarly
men in congress and is a great lover of
boous ana home, lie is never seen about
the hotel lobbies or rolling around as the
common run of congressmen do, and he
is never absent from the house whenever
any matter of importance is under dis
cussion, for his peculiar attitude will al
ways arrest tue eye of the observer as he
sits somewhere near the man who may
be speaking, so that he hears clearly what
is going on in the noisy ehamber.
Mr. Lester Wallack recently invited a
large number of persons to witness a
practical test applied to a set of secenery
which was rendered incombustible by Mr.
Dion Boucicault. .
After a brief speech by Mr. Boucicault
Prof. Frederick Dorrington began the
experiment with fire, The canvass was
first dipped in tungstate of soda, and
then stretched on the borders. After
this a silicate of soda was used. Then
the canvas was dried, and a half-inch
blast-pipe was used upon it. The tre
mendous force of the fire ceemed to make
no other impression than discoloration
upon the canvas. When the canvas be- I
come white-heated it crumbled at the
slightest touch, but did not hold any of
the flame. Mr. Arthur Wallack said
that the dresses of ballet girls might be
rendered uninflammable through being
saturated like the scenery.and Mr. Bouci
cault recommended that the entire thea
ter should be bathed in tungstate of soda
and then in silicate of soda. It will be
unnecessary to use"glue hereafter in the
printing oi tne canvas, and much money
may be saved by proprietors of theaters.
No oil U used in the painting of the
scenery. Mr. Boucicault does not intend
to ask lorletteis patent for his invention.
ifW Xork bun.
No More Sxeezixg or bad smells-in
vour nose. Catarrh is cured by Dr. J. H.
McLean's Catarrh Snuff, it soothes and re
lieves irritation. Trial Boxes 50c. bv maiL
Dr. J. 11. McLean. 311 Chestnut, St. Louis.
The ponies taken from the Indians
sell for only six or seven dollars each,
but a six dollar horse with an Indian on
him is quite a different thing.
BUSINESS BEFORE COXGKESS.
Importaust Sfesusnrea That Were
rcr from the Last Seaalon.
A very large number of bills are before
congress which were left over from the
last session, but it is not probable that
one-fourth of them will be acted upon.
The calendar of the senate shows that
two hundred and twelve bills are pending
before that body, besides a number of
resolutions, seventy-four of the bills
now before the senate have been passed
oy tne nouse, and one hundred and thirtv-
eight are senate bills, manyof them being
of minor importance. The calendar ef
the house of representatives shows that
there are forty-two bills of a public na
ture, and two hundred and thirty-one of
a private character pending before that
Among those of importance before the
senate are the three bills amendatory of
the facihe railroad acts, two or which
were reported by Mr. West, chairman of
committee on railroads, on the 26th of
May last; and the thud was reported by
Mr. Thurman, from the committee on the
judiciary, on the 12th of July. These
bills are for the creation of a sinking
fund for the liquidation of the indebted
ness due the government by said compa
nies; and that reported by the judiciary
committee has been made the special
order for the third Tuesday of January
The bill to equalize the bounties of
soldiers who served in the late war for
the union, which passed the house last
session, also stands upon the Benate cal
endar, having been reported favorably by
Mr. Logan, from the committee on mili
tary affairs, liepeated efforts to have it
considered were made by the senator last
session, but the senate reiused to do so.
This bill passed two years ago, on the
last day of the session, but did not be
come a law, the president having
pocketed" it. He had prepared a
brief message vetoing the bill, but did
not send it to congress, as the session was
on the eve of closing. The vote upon
its passage in the senate resulted in a tie,
and the late vice-president vv lison gave
the deciding vote in the affirmative.
The bill reducing the salary ot the
president of the United States from $50,
000 to $25,000 has been disposed of. This
bill passed last session and was vetoed by
the president, ihe committee on civil
service ana retrenchment reported in
favor of passing the bill, notwithstand
ing the objections of the president there
to. The vote was taken last Friday but
did not receive the necessary two-thirds
The senate bills to restore the franking
privilege ; for the protection of agricul
ture against injurious insects ; to provide
for the construction of a new library
building; relating to telegraphic com
munication between the United States
and foreign countries; to protect persons
ot foreign birth against forcible constraint
or involuntary servitude; and to author
ize the payment of pensions by the treas
urer of the United States instead of pen
sion agents, will all be called up for con
sideration this session.
The house last session passed a bill to
repeal the bankrupt law, and the senate
committee on the judiciary reported it
back without amendment, but also re
ported a bill providing for the appoint
ment of a commission to investigate the
operation of the several statutes in re
lation to bankruptcy, and to recommend
legislation thereon. The bill has never
been considered by the senate, but still
occupies a place on the calendar.
The house bill to transfer the office of
Indian affairs from the interior to the
war department, which caused much dis
cussion last year, will probably be
brought up again, as it has friends among
the senators from the far west, but it is
strongly epposed by eastern senators.
The house bills granting a pension to
Mrs. Elizabeth Custer, widow of the late
Gen. G. A. Custer, and to Maria and
Emanuel Custer, his parents, will be
passed by the senate.
FISH FINISHES HIS FIGHT.
In Which lie Rathrr fteta the Better of
Her Majesty's Diplomat a be
The following is the concluding letter
in the correspondence transmitted to
the house, on the subject of extradi
tion between the United States and
Great Britain :
SECRETARY FISH TO BIR EDWAED
Department of statk, )
Washihgton, 1). C. Dec. 2M, 18TG.
Sir Referring to vour note of 27th of
October ultimo, and to my reply of the
30th of the month, and to your note of
November 29th, in which you did me
the honor to inform me of the issuing of
an order in London for the arrest ot
three criminals who had been previously
discharged by her majesty's government,
and who had been the subject of the
late correspondence on the question of
extradition, I have the honor to in
form you that further information
has been received of the arrest of
Brent, and of his surrender by her
majesty's government to the person au
thorized to receive and convey him to
the United States.
It is understood that Winslow and
Gray, the two other fugitives for whom
warrants weie also issued, have escaped
from or are concealed in Great Britain
and cannot be found. The representa
tive of the United States in London has
informed me of the sincere desire of her
maiesty s government to cause their ar
rest, which, however, it has not been
possible to effect. Under these circum
stances, I, and in accordance with
statements contained in my note of the
30th of October last to the president,
will now be ready to respond to any
requisitions which may be made on the
part of her majesty's government under
the 10th article of the treaty of 1842,
and will hereafter make similar requisi
tions upon her majesty's government,
as heretofore, under the treaty, and will
again regard the treaty in full force, sub-
lect to the right reserved to either party
( e the same pursuant to tne
the 11th article iiiroof
I have great satisfaction in conveying
to you this information, and in being
able to state that no obstacles now exist
in delivering to justice fugitives and
criminals under the treaty of 1842 until
such time as the two governments may
be enabled to perfect and form more
I have the honor to be, with the high
est consideration, sir, your obedient
servant, Hamilton Fish.
Centennial Receipts of the Pennsylva
We understand that the Pennsylvania
railroad company, in net cash receipts
for the year 1876 (estimating the month
of December), is at least one and a quar
ter million of dollars in excess of the net
cash receipt in 1 875. NVe see it stated
that the officers of the company have
been engaged since the close of the cen
tennial exhibition in endeavoring to as
certain their business on the great six
months' transportation campaign. It is
estimated that the entire number of pas
sengers carried during t) ese six months
exceeds 3,500,000 and to accommodate
this multitude 22,542 trains, composed i
of 144,264 cars, were dispatched. Dur-:
inar May tne passengers are piacea at
500,000, and during the following three
summer months at 1,000,000. The
greatest day s receipts came in on the
24 th of October, when ',48,700 persons
were transported over the road and fifty
eight thousand dollars were received for
tickets. Tue company had to employ
over 3,000 attendants, and was compelled
to borrow cars from other lines, many of
which have been but just returned. Dur
ing the six months of the centennial
season, closing November 10th, 1876,
nearly 3.000,000 passengers were carried
by the Erie railway without a single ac
cident or injury, or the loss of a piece of
baggage. Philadelphia Ledger.
Another fond delusion has vanished.
The theory that the weight of a pig is no
more after he has partaken of three pails
of swill than before is exploded. At a
family renuion held at Clinton, Massa
chusetts, on Thanksgiving-day, there
were four eons, -one daughter, three
daughters-in-law, a sonin-law, and
enough of grandchildren to swell the
number to fifteen souls and as mny
stomachs. The united weight of this
family befjre dinner was 1,862 pounds;
the united weight after dinner was 1,-1
897J pounds ; the net gain representing
the weight ot the dinner actually eaten
was 35r pounds ; the average eain per
stomach was 27-20 pounds; the maxi
mum gain, or the largest dinner eaten
was 4 pounds ; the minimum gain was
The prosecution of the seal fishery of
the coast of Newfoundland involves more
danger and hardships than is generally
known. About three weeks after leav
ing port, the seals are " struck," and are
frequently found in such numbers as ta
blacken the ice for miles around. The
seal hunters leave their vessels either in
punts or by directly jumping en the ice,
according to the ship's position. Their
dress usually consists of a heavy " Guern
sey frock," flat-peak caps, sou'westers,
heavy pilot-cloth trousers, and oilcloth
overala stuffed into long sea boots. Their
arms are a scalping knife and a long pole
with'agaffat the end called a "bat."
The seal is easily dispatched by a single
blow of this rude weapon on the skull.
With the scalping knife the glistening,
oil-laden pelt is removed from the car
cass, which is left on the ice. The cry
of the seal when approached by its hu
man enemy is most piteous, and bluff
and hardy hunters have been known to
hesitate before wielding the fatal blow,
especially if the pleading seal is guarding
its young. In that fickle arctic atmos
phere, and when the body of the seal is
a long distance from the vessel, the hunt
ers are often benighted when storms
arise and open a channel in the ice which
separates them from their craft, borne-
times the vessel has to bear away for
safety, and many of the crew perish from
cold and hunger unless luckily picked up
by some other vessel. At other times,
when the ice grows weak, they remain
for hours together immersed to the
knees, or perhaps to the middle of the
body, n frail cakes of ice. If they should
survive this dreadful torture and be res
cued the evil of frost-burn awaits them,
and at the close ot the homeward voyage
their limbs are at the mercy ot the sur
geon's knife. St. Louis Republican.
Plans Tor thrlr (jorrrsausl in the
lure hy Independent Commissn
era in a Department.
Duringthe last session the house com
mittee on Indian affairs reported by a
majority of one a bill to transfer the care
of Indians from the department of the
interior to the war department. Recent
developments of the methods employed
by army officers have led to a change in
the committee, and it now favors a dif
ferent course. A sub-committee, con
sisting of Messrs. Wilshire, Hooker,
Page, Sparks and Seelye is considering
the subject with two propositions before
it one drawn by professor Seelye look
ing to a wholly new system under which
a body corporate consisting of a seit
perpetuating board named in the bill
would have conduct of all Indian affairs,
regulating the support of tribes, the res
ervation and sale of their lands, and
their civilization. Another plan pro
poses to raise the rank of the Indian
commissioner, and place that officer at
the head of a department like the depart
ment of agriculture. While the course
ot all legislation is extremely doubtful
this winter, it is not improbable that
some definite action may be taken by the
house. The summary execution of Gen.
Sheridan's order of 1?G9, requiring
troops to attack all Indians found off
their reservation, where execution in
the past has, Col. Moueypenny claims,
cost fifty million dollars, is causing con
siderable criticism, and, according to
the Indian commissioner, is likely to
precipitate an Indian war in the south
west. England's Leading Editor on America.
Mr. Walter, of the London Times, has
had the interviewer after him to get his
impressions of the United States. This is
what the London correspondent of the
Liverpool Mercury says :
"Mr. Walter, of the Times, has re
turned to England with very pleasant
impressions of the United States. He
told one of the people who interviewed
him that the centennial was the best
exhibition which had been held. He
was amazed at the generosity of the rail
way companies in carrying him every
where gratuitously, and at the infatua
tion of the country, which, after having
by its exhibition called all the world to
compete with it, still maintained protec
tive duties. He had admirable -opor-tunities
of witnessing the contest for the
presidency, and came to the conclusion
that it cost more to make a president
than to keep a prince. Some one was
bold enough to ask him if he had seen
any rivals of the Times, to which he re
plied with a smile and a shake of the
W IS THE .11 Of Til."
Where there is n continual flronping down
into the back of the mouth, with irritation
and inflammation of the nasal cavities snd
throat, with hawKinsr, spitting and a sense of
iuilness about the iieau, ie not deceived or
fancv it a simple cold. You are alHieted with
that seo.urce of this climate, Catarrh, the
forerunner of Consumption. In its early
stapes a fe bottles of Dr. Sage's Catarrhltent
edy will ell'eet an entire cure. When con
firmed, Dr. I'ierce's Golden Medical Discov
ery should he used in connection with the
Remedy. These stardard medicines have
been before the public many years, and their
use has been attended with the most cratify-
ingsueces!. A full discussion of Catarrli and
its rational treatment in contained in "The
People's Common Sense Medical Adviser," a
book of over nine hundred pajres.illustrated
with two hundred and eighty-two engrav
ings, bound in cloth and glit, price, post-paid
$1.50. Address, Publishing Department
World's Uispensary, Jlutlalo, is. i.
The Judces of Artificial Limbs at the
Centennial Exhibition put the exhibitors to
the severest tests anu lonnd one so signally
superior, called the "Safety Socket," de
signed to receive a part, or the whole, of the
weight of the wearer upon the end of the
stump, " a mode oi treatment," they say, "so
radically dinerent lrom existing ideas and
practices, as to merit the rauk of a discov
ery." And, therefore, they gave the sole
award to the exhibitor,
n.'ifKASK palmer, ll. i
ot 1'niladelpbia, declaring that "the com
plete success of his invention for the relief
of one of the direst forms of human misfor
tune places the author in the front rank of
the inventors and mechanics of the aire.
All the artificial legs hitherto made seem
worthies! in comnarison with Dr. Palmer's.
No one with a mutilated leg, who sees it,
would be without it.
The Boston Dnilu Advertiser mentions
" an organ specially constructed by the
Mason & Hamlin Organ Company for the
celebrated Dr. t ranz Liiszt is now on ex
hibition at their warerooins. Ihe in
strument is to be used in the Liszt con
certs in Europe. It is constructed in
many respects on an entirely new princi
ple, and is in all respects a truly wonder
ful instrument. Its quality of tone and
power are simply surprising." It is cer
tainly a great compliment to these Amer
ican makers that the great Emopean
musicians send for their organs.J
At our request, Cragin & Co., of Phil
adelphia, Pa., have promised to send any
of our readers gratis (on receipt of 15
cents to pay postage), a sample of Dob
bins' Electric Soap to try. Send at once.
We were pleased to see, not long since,
in one of our exchanges, some pretty severe
remarks addressed to several persons who,
durinff an interesting lecture hy Kev. Jno. S.
C. Abbott, kept a continuous coughing,
which prevented many from hearing. Peo
ple who cannot refrain from couching, had
better stay away from such places, or else
tike a botda of Johnson' Anodyne Lini
ment with them.
Dcraxo'9 Rheumatic Remedy will
most positively cure any case of rheumatism,
gout, neuralgia, or lumbago on the face of the
earth, no matter of how long standing. It is
taken internally, the only way the disease
can be reached, and cures quickly and per
manentlv. Trice, one dollar a bottle. For
sale by wholesale and retail druggists every
where. " Health Corsets, and why not.
Hasn't there been evil eno'utrh yet from the
old style of corset?" Dr. Warner's Health
Corset is approved by all physicians. Price
liy mail $1.75. Warner Bros., 763 Broadway,
The importance of giving Sheridan's
Cavalry Condition Powderi to horses that
bave been out in the cold rain, stood in cold
wind, or irank too much cold water, cannot
be over estimated ; no man should be with
out them who owns a good horse.
i vs.- A ii n PrvstOMl IXCREANED.
OFFICKItS anl Noldle-r HowHialms
Will be paid. Write Ccx. L. BINGHAM 4 CO.Aty
for Claims, Patents, Land Titles, W aililogtoo, v.
TES YEARS ACIO
one operative supplied the demand for Ti tt's Hair
Tv. To-da It rcaulres fifty men ana fr.ris, nun
improved machinery, to do it. i he dcm:ind is not
confined to this country, but extends to all parU ot
a v.in.hi. mr Rr an arrangement with
the Publisher, we will Bend every reader of this pa-
era sample package of Transfer ncruresrree.
t-rn tnmn for tmntncrA. Thev are hiuhly colon a,
lieautiful. and easily translerred toany ohiect.soasto
imitate the most bpoutifnl painting. Agents wanted.
J. L. PATTEN ft CO.. 10-J William fit., ew lorK.
Bacon Clear Sides..
Hay Best 18 00
Whisky Common... 1
Jtobertson (Jounty. l
Lincoln County. . .
Good Ordinary. . .
Flour $ 5 00
Wheat-RedandAmb'j. 1 00
Corn sacked 4S
Hay Timothy 9 00
Pork Mess 16 50
Bacon Clear Sides.. 8 J
Potatoes Irish Fbbl. 1 CO
Cotton Middling 11
Flour $ 4
.... 1 05
,...$ 5 25
.... 1 19
Whisky. . . .
Whisky. . . .
What It Does!
It restores, quirkly. Gray Hair to It plny TCMnrM
jlor. It ha the eittfi-t f Ktwlnrir.c t h 1 1 mr to pi eiii;i:
tnri li .Lt It lin'iwivHi I..nirtitt. H tm
all KruptMins trom n b n W i" 1 ,
Dryrwat wf the
fniicl. dry. harea
a snort lmH than
evr m idH,alwart
. i : .-,
Skin. It li:"it
ami f; lhu tt;iir
fuiittnft Htiti Kirf
of tho II nr. li
defiled P'-t it
any It? urn tin
lf'HYiniC V:n It'iii
lit m tho luitur! tiirT ntidi t hr
Old and Vnunir. an arti'J of nnttiua!d vwt-.i m-. IV.
hiur in nn Unhealthy cundi ti'-n : tlma t-nMrtmj' li.lor inc
TtrwnftnitMUl onwrHtl to ine ihiliic inniiicfii m .mhh
ful resnlta. Try it! Tiy it!! CH for "Wood
proved.!" aa it contains no injurious qualities.
Tt waa nrbrinalW Introduced 20 yenm nun by P.Kf. O. 3.
VikhI.Ii.iI th recent chnliiraj of iiintt-dlellla 111 tin ar
ticle is inakinar a demand for It iu nil porta ol tbo t inted
btates, Oanudaa and furuign countries.
Theifrpftt radical ImprnrHmpnt Intmdnrrd In thisnr
ticl ha induced ns t taki th aefney and advert it
virtue to thtwirlI. It . diMta h K ftoiativearHwha:
h- limn If.nif AtMicht for und .Mint ml lor many y-ara. Ihi
ine mote rimriiui
tliitn has flvfT ho
and aat darter,
lore l"t n uttam
riiirti, ami cnnn.il
V. )l II '! ' Jlil (.
prt-ved," do not
nlrd di-ni'T roj
h:ia a Jitoraiivi
jriPtid. r 6.iiih
tl.fr I n-ini- likr
ed. No Irur(E.t
knowa it a coiuimv
tnaka it ; th'rt1tir
it, "Wood's I in
let any unprtnei
vincfi you that iin
or Itenewor a
thing tirnilar, at
it! Insist uim 1
no nt tier, for your m
" Wfiod'a Ini.iov.'d.'ami UtUe
It vill n-i I ImiK 1m ior nl
han it. Jf voutdi..u)d tJ'il lo
d.-alf-rs vrywhfa will
find it. you can send l.li to n by mail tor a Iw.ltli'.oi
.! for nix tmttle. ami we will aemt it to ou, prepaid
to any F.xpreKR Station r1etrel.
Aililrt-ix -. A. tMIK fi CO.. f llli aen. 'In
Sole c nit for tlie t -! SI atf-t ml -nilitx,
who will fill nil orilrra nnil Kllly
tli Traili- ut SI aniihii-l uri-iV I'liiM.
J. li. klMUALL, Troprieti r.
nr-Sold In Cincinn-Ul bv .Tno. 11. Parle: IioIhI11.
J. 11. Wilder A I . : New Orleans. Wheelock, 1 inlay
Co., and by W holeaale UruKk'iaia nennrally.
$20,000 II GOLD
And Other Valuable Premiums,
liiven to thoe v. Iio
WORK far ttcTUVEES!
rilllK CI MINN ATI WKKK I.Y Tl 1 I:
JL foi :-:te.:
hue a Nutioi.:.! I'biitil. 1' r aioi liillu-
the Viiion. nlol of all abadet iidltlc".
Kirry Patron flif- 'I line i- pn-niiteil . free
bf rhai-ae, Willi an 1 Hint rated Veil lo. k of I u In -able
information, for l-77. alone w. i ;b the price of
tho paper, which if iJ.m :i year; in ciul.a i t In or
Iih new department. Iliimra lor llir I't-oplt-
111 the South and Far Wen. ill I a. able to all
looking nut for Nkw IM.A.-rfl of ll.'M v. r.
A KKIf MA I f-' Til II Til flf.S T,
Knibraciiift Illinois. Mi i, K:iii-a, Vii. on-iii,
Minneiti.tn, lown. Nebraska and Unkola. band ome.
ly colored, varnished, and hunir on roller, worth l',
will be presented free toevei y new Mil.scr i her i r 1 1.
TlMl H w ho remit" -' .nil for I be par' r one year lir.
a -w .Uan nf the I ill I oil alalia. J..-I i.uh
liahcd. world tt- V , ill be - nt with the Timk 1 ice
for a Vear. to any one nh will pay lor th . jilup
alone. All will be a.-nt hy lilfiil, po-tnee raid
A IHt THtXAItY Till; III 111. I..
roinpriaing ltn A nt i.j iiitic-, ln u,v l'hv. .VHjliil
em-e. with patron in every M.-ue :ini k-iiiioij in
lll-tory, etc., l.v ui. J-inti n. i. i.. t'.. "i in' in
veraity of Loudon: price. ..: t. Thi valuable b... I,
and th-! Wkkklt Ti for a year, ill be ,ent f..i
the price of tbe book alone.
KVEItY 1,1 II AfiKNT l cnnipeinaied for hi-air
Tire, either in rat.li, an extra paper, or inc dcr-ir
UlTAny w ! ftualr. rnleri rUliia man
or ni.ii.Hn ran make a amall lorlutit- li v
at-nJlnir for our Premliiiu l.lf. aillt-riotf
PM-II lnflnrc-in-Mta tt Ih'iae wno aura
tor llir Tunes. -iitl lor tin- tlot iiinoula.
Tiie-.- will too a:-nl f rt-e.
A,Mrw I.t IJ..NATI TIMF..S CO..
Hay tho Genuine "ScOViJ" ?IoC.
It is acknowlcged by ull to Lo tho Lest.
r--a- rico Taes-i:a2S a::d laizl.
Jiewareof 'Scovn, Pa ttf.pnh",-o culled I
Iff. A.-.mXZ&ZFP iDI 52 !
I i J . 5: 'J P 'I P1V17
2? -.c?-7 AJ-.r;
Established 1846. 1
nrSord for Illustrated Cataloryn
p AGENTS WANTED FOR HISTORY
It contain SSI) Ann enravinas of buibiinKa nd
aceue in the lirnn-1 Fxlnbition. and i thooi.lyail
thculic and complete biatnrv publiahed. It treat ol
the crjnd huil h..n. wonderful submit, nirioaitla,
sreat event, etc. Very cheap an.) fell at alftht One
A(7cntTod tNcopieBin oned.-.r. r-cml p.r ourexna
term to Agent end a fi:M d--c i l ion of the
work. Addrcaa Malional Iublt.lilni! Pt.
I'll i'llkV I un atonable an-1 w..rtlile,a liroka in
I II 1 I'l l, the Kxhil.itb.n ere beiim circulated.
Ill) no: be .r. eived .-. that the book oll buy roll-
tain 7I pa.- aud :vit lint-eiixiaviiiK-
me -.-, t-1 1 a r o
I rico .v., i, n.5 1 u 'i t.
MUUCK O PAS I ILI.CO.hy mail. Slow. II A Co.
ftifl n.eil. HTidliont i nr ron -
4 III mn
v uppit i fi tr ifi ir;i ithii 'hd
i.imD fori ir.-i I tr (with t tnniMj-
1h) to !liirr Co'toiti. 7itt r-ithnii Si. l'luU,. V.
Pulinoimrr BaUniu. tho Rrtat Nw
Kntr Inml nir tor! couuh
t'utlor. Jlroa. 4 ( O f. UuitoD
mr lor couLpi. iHB in i rohNuinpiinu.
13 fc'-l M TJ" i
f mm. twaurauc talUwr Brg Oafrlta., tm.
Mrani pnnnimi Bert te thl War'A ti
ASTHMA"1 fctiriu t. i-ji-mm ou, i s., ruk,?
atmii iThe onlTtnrerMTiMlT. TrUl pckK
A2 I nfilA- L.hMITHNItillT,Cleelnd.O
Aoekts wntej- on lrjr orr-oramlln. How bn.
nm. Aiidrem J. t. JHaimet. Co.. tit. Xoul. Uo.
d.lreM ili7iiii ' ohexK nl felrBrh lmtituw
Kftlawazuo. .Micb., fi.r Journal and renmananip.
A9 a week to Arent. New Inentioin. te. -'-loKiieand
sample froe. Mamliall a ( Lui-kport.H.F
SO?t AIAVto Asentu Sample fre. .9'T
JO Catalogue- L.tXKTCUKB. II 1X7
Day. Employ mcnt for all. Chromo A rToveltT'
Catalogue I ree.Feltoo A Co.,Il Kaaaau t.,M. X
KLlULVhK Wi. Gun Wobks. Chicago, 111.
(PKKHfl'W Week to A lent. Sample
iPUU ZiPl I r. V. TllaLKI, amu"i
Uornl BanlnoH l incured to an enterprialng
man, by addressing Ilox 171(8, 1'ltilxlelpfaU r
Si), . tt r. HOW TO MAKE IT. rv-ma
f pf , week in vonrown town Term and oUII
JODfree. H. ll A 1.1. KTT A (X)., Portland. Malna.
tf rrnfrin per day at home. Sample! worlh'15
50 10 4lU &n8QWACo..l'oiUand,MaiD
SrtO A 1:,,U ''' At-'1'"' 11
A.-l'llt III 47 duyn. 13 111
rilllE Palroa' A1mnae for 1T7, tell '
1 alxmt the limnce. it liitry. origin, '" i 1
aide lieinc vor imerrMing l farmer. I i " ';
by mail. . H.Wilnun. Mtliiili-ill, Kuik Co, I
WATCH KS. A Great Sensation. 6amp
Watch and Outfit free to Agrtitt. Better thaJt
Addre. A. COtXTKK A t'O. Mbleaa-e.
A noath.-Agent. wanted. abetllni
rticli-t In tin- worm. we ir" ' "
re JA IK!. I'vtrolt. Mien.
re m.v!e y Apentl tlln(f turOhj
Ctr l.. 11? ; mm.
it t,. lp-i(i for Kfln. ILu-lr-
Ud Catalogue Tree J
II. hi 1 1 UHlt' S S SA. I l OX. il A&S.
Hound in 4-lolu, wliw III hI r Ion. IS
Kruadnar Srw York.
or tlu- Willi wnU it till fall and
v intt r. I I or II iu, bi-Ii to. i In -U
a I. w tm!r anirlcolrral utrrit
lo Vif f itmir in tirir own cu'i.il'-. Ilncio..,. pi(-.nt, pne
U:vxl. l'rt.i-u.rl:l-o. J- WiiB'l II. M. l.Ui,lo.
c i t l at f.taMi h
rl we t ill M-nd Ton a r'-'t"'t
K J Copy OT 1MB ! I l r. I i ' .
111:1111110. tn In-page. M .nl'n 1 1 luM rated l.it.;rar an A
T i V THE II r. A li I II. r
Ku in 1 1) Journal, t ..11 . Liiplon a .w.j 1
a itKi.r.H'n kw
i..k. 111 ii.M 1 anr book ia
market. Mdendi.ilv ilhitrnlel Willi many nn-
.1 v .11 ...11 i i krlit Iteft conimi-
(ion. A cen mile J in ewv plan-. Term and Hr
Clllarafree J.M .Mmldart 4 '.. 7.1 1 bent llllt t-l I'lill.
AGENTS upon your wur
the merit ot Tbe Illua
kly lM-fore determining
...-I. tt.i. fall anH winter.
ti. -...i...ioio f,.r 1 hia enoii m rpHHue antlilng
heretofore attempted. Term ent free AiblreM
t il, t I.UCA A Co. . 1 1 Wairen .treet. New ork.
I flTUTirn Wanted. mle and lemale, trudy
ARKNiSriuiloj.u-n., biiaine honorable,
il and pleBnt. l-d "alary :'m'""i'"n""
P .len. anil llivran-a rid by tbe -. Ul"JK
.WaniiTiM-lurlnir ( iii. iiinati. Ohio.
Prof. IlraH'a Made rnn.il
ii tm onlv rt-ratioii,oii. prkul luc
will lorctMhe heard lo (trow Um-k Mid iy
on Hie iiKM.Ihe.l face (wilhnul injury) la II
itdva in rvt rv caae. or money clie-erlnlly ra
liind. rt. e.-'nla prr n.rkase. Ix-tpald 1 1 flaT
SUcrnU. l:. W. JON KM. A.hland. Maaa.
Hail road mid Ex pre llimi-
it. Munition" Hilar.
hi-iiil tiuii. for 1 -ri-iil i
V. C. TKI.KIiKAPIl
i N 'f 1 ! I Ttf, Vrreport,
at i;reenboro Kenil.- I'ol'eL'.-. Aln.,
Till It l 1 I .ll I KK,
Saving from f..nv lo titty dollar l" annum.
l-luir term open Jan. I.
1-i.i.r.ii yhn.i the form of the Hiigar
Trough lionrd. They hold froai t" '
gallon em li. I eiuy-nn ' -
i..r a package of Ihe eed, and "iienl
I'anay I'oiil.le .inula and r-lrlrl I
.tnrn.i. l'i ice lil. of aeei a lree.
..lr.H. HAIVV 1. naoan.
Ilox Inn. Oxford, U.
I A BOOK for the MILLION.
MEG UAL ADV Ut zz&rni?rr
J.iT.T!,. It." "r "uv"w iUbil. MX.. bt.NXi lU.lumi
8 pec HU
on roctuj ;
A mwt9 No. 12 N- Bth at. SuUmia. ItV
TRFTII IS MIOIfTTl
law a4 tmr. anil M iaa
frat MatiM. M f-a
ila taat Ma. UM, aa a
., la it.
j , 1 SSW CT7LE3. BilTtr
r- 1' 7 Ki::le:zel Wool I-ar
i J : m I ..i-.,t atoi Ic in the WeitM
I -narn .e5 Send f .r Trice-Lilt, t'
! -.a tt e-r-rr v I - I3VILT.B. T. T
At.KWTN W.4WTKI lor Hi KKW
tiivcH full in'orinatioliof all kind, or f"r,i;
Trail. aie. Kertili.er. K..tali..ii ol crop, and I-arm
Stock In. hide, a in.-t valuable and practical treat-
m- on lion..- bull.lli.a-. a nd I k of b a-al form, and
,, tor laini-ra 'II wt , a I mi l.le farmer bjok
eve, -,. ..I.! i I tor l-.ll .1 riplioii and term ad
j,'.!' J.l'. M. i I hl'V '.. lii.lnnatl.O-
MORPHINE HABIT peediiy
i -ii ivd by lir. lle k our
known and aura itemed.
rim. I. t all on or addrea
DR. J. C. BECK,
tlM I.VN .TI, OHIX
112 John Street,
The Ileal Trnaa without
""T u - lUetalpriiiKaeyer llient"d.
flftSJIC v- No IiiiioI.uk laim of a rer
V f- jiTlP'V U'- f , tain radical rure.blltaltuar
Nl: y ; ,ni.ii of a comfortable. -
V J-flT' rureand a Itialactory appll-
V-,y- in e. We will lake bck and
J - - t,ee. We will lke lCK ano
tqj py prit- lor an inai uo not ..
B. Mlicle. like rill, HI ; for bold idea .. hjent
by mail. pot-iid, n leceipt of pl l e. ft . II. 1 l.i
Tm- will Jure more Ituptiiret than any of thoae for
w bich e.tra vacant rial til a aie made. I Irrulara Ire,
l-ami-niy Triiaut .. 7 l ISroadway, New V ork
A LUCRATIVE BUSINESS.
or WE WANT 50O MORE FIRST-CLASS
SEWING MACHINE ACENTS, AND SOO
MENOFENERCVANDABILITV TO HARM
NES. COMPENSATION LIBERAL, BUT
VARYING ACCORDINC TO ABiLITV, CHAR
ACTER AND QUALIFICATIONS OF THE
ACPNT. FOR PARTICULARS, ADDRESS
WiLsoa Imn Masliiiie Co.. U
,riIlnU'S HL.1LT11 CORSET.
Wlih Mtlrt Happortrr and
Hpriires Hkaltji ami ConrortTnf
IbKly, wMii (fiiACE and LiaviT of
''nun. Thrie (.utiiieui Iu one.
tiiroved by all i bvalr.!..
'-rfSrf-T 1 11 K N T H W A N T V. I .
y. i im .iea i.y man, in . iiniu. -i
Hat I ecu, 11 '.6. To AR.ni tt
f if i is ntel i n. Order i.e two
mV J l'" hc entailer than "jitat uie
I. J M m n t m .ver 1 lie ilrea.
'mA Wreer Eros. 703 BrotuhaT,K.Y.
NKW WILTXOX & GIBBS
tm iht lucrJ
T.a M.uL la lau very mw:Mti.
sriJiXT SKWING MACHINE.
Send Portal Card for Illuat rated Trice Llt, &c
IVilloox V ;U1h H. M. Co.,
(Cor. liond SO C5H ISroutwaT- Naw York.
oa BUST ft FUjr in
V. B. THAYER,
Mani.ra.iiiririj JuKfier itid .lulHr In Wat
flu. fit. I nd. Jewell. I lo, k ot all ninnfa.
Iiii.mon.l rettin.-a an I r ine llinaa. I a av
rill, at I. tO a pwt. Meal Ullla. 4 to .1d. i
bave a genuine Klein Inoneuii lit in a col a' -
euaiantc at It' Hollar, r inn roneu i lf,T
( ball. a, irenta. lo ltr.ionia, la-ue. v .....
rparantepi to wear for year tiiaid wiit o.
tiou Adjualiiif ol a.l kind' ol wl. he. HI.,
an. I ailver lak-n In trade. V. . TtiA UK.
live .1 w-ler. Menialdt, Tea.
ff tfl H day at hotn.-. A(!t ot wantid. Out St
2)1, trmlrei-. JltL'fc Jk Co., Augmta, ktiln
ftrilKW M'RITI TO AIVt:HTIftl
Y ftleatM Mjr you
In I lit panrr.
All about It Hoil. I'llinate, li.-. ur. . , Producta.
Law, and ila I'rotl- re ylveii in Hie
t A It M Kit. a lu-.aiie Nveealv. in i. a 1Mb year. 1 ml
age paid. ;i uiulillia. for .'J.rl Add re-
j K lit lis. .N. I. i-,. Ka.
Ila nlllckly lliken K hlKll plan- ainona aurlru -t.ual
ioiirnalH.-N. V. Tiil.iine - hava ...nanl-
w orthv n-preaentative of tlm W e.t - I ractiral r ar
iner I'hll'a.. tliir Kanaa. Irleii.la ahould leel much
rrid'e in Mm IiikIi character and rterl ar worth of
tin- r St t Mvtriciillnrul paper Nai inne i l.lva Mock
Journal W e clu t-i -li.lly . e. lit it W illi l..-ln ouof
the beat edited t.f our eatern a;rtcultutal K
chautfe. Spirit of Ihe Time, K . V .
2riOla .1 Iri-ii,ftciii(E-iini.ayilrr4.
SU wu rjiAi etSSliU. iiiiuc. wi"-
l I - .... t.Ut. .Ad at I , u
S---- fc.. it.. n...mi a-"
rTV'r - r.M.lli. bell, '-rat lit UHWorld
iV,rV.Ul-l to- V TH,,., 1M. in-e when M ot lie
tV f'ta r.Tfgg rjrcmi fail. 1 eatlmon'.aJa
ATI""'! rln-ular. aent free ..r ig
kRlr., pH.alloii. lo V. . J. Writ!,
kllund rUrect.Her Yur.
for treatment nutil