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FABX AND GARDEN,
How Often to Urow Clover,
Clover cannot bo grown forever. It is
an exhaustive crop, taking from the soil
in a crop of two tons to the acre 180
pounds of nitrogen. 71 pounds of phosphoric
acid, and 77 pounds of potash,
with a large quantity of lime. It is supposed,
and is commonly tuught, that the
clover is not hard upon the soil, awi gbts
its nutriment from some obscure source,
or, in point of fact, from anywhere but
the soil. This, however, is a grout mistake,
as the above figures show, and as
farmers who try to grow clover often
find to their scrrow and disappointment.
\ For the land is "clover sick,'' as it is
termed, just as it becomes wheat sick,
or corn sick, or potato sick, that is, it is
too weak and exhausted to mature a
crop. The clover starts well and the
small plants look promising, but in two
weeks one is astonished to find the clover
has disappeared. It has died of starvation
and for want of food. Tho only
safe way is to get a good crop of clover
and plow in a good stubble, then limo
the land and grow two-or three other
crops before returning to clover. Forty
bushels of lime per acre will be of great
help in growing clover.?Ne>e York
How to SellIt
is estimated that about half of thoso
who sell farm products get an avcrago of
10 per cent, less for their goods than
thny otherwise would owing to inattention
in selling., The National Stockman,
discussing tjlis subject, says a great
many people sell their graiu and their
live stook and their hay and their wool
fni- n lift-In 11 Al 1 J f it
ui u nviig icos iiiimi tuuy cuum u iuu
matter of selling were more thoroughly
I ' studied; but the greater losses corao in
the handling of what are usually considered
tho lesser farm products. Tho
time of selling is a most important consideration,
and in tho products enumerated
is perhaps as groat as any other; but
in these tho matter of putting up, shipping
and placing in tho hands of
tho consumer is of no less consequence,
while in the lesser products
these may bo said to bo almost everything.
In butter and eggs and poultry
and fruit and vegetables, nearly all of
which must bo sold when ready, a proper
observance of all these things means a
difference of from one-third to one-half
in the prices obtained. Hero arc some
1 questions which tho farmer should answer:
1. In what form will my product
best pleaso tho consumer? 2. IIow can
I get it to him in tho freshest and best
condition? 3. How can I lessen the expense
of transportation between us? 4.
TTnn. T i. J: n ' '
uv.. i.uu x munii uircuLiy reacu u:m witiiout
the intervention of too many others
to8haro ray profits? 5. How can I best
become known myself as a prompt and
careful shipper of a choice article of my
own production? 0. What docs my
market most neod that I can furnish it,
and where can I find the best market for
all I have to sell?
i Hill the Weedi.
In too many neighborhoods farmers
have prepared a bountiful crop of weeds
for next year's seeding. Along the roads,
in old strawberry patches and potato
fields, in the waste places, back of the
houses, there are millions of weed seeds
ripening at leisure. Weeds arc a curse.
Wo are tired of the charity which spoke
of them as "plants whose virtues have
not been discovered." They are the
worst of all enemies of legitimate plant
^ife, for they add robbery, to murder. If
farmers would only combine against
^.thfcsc. tramp weods, which crowd into
roadsides and other waste places, thus
escaping the cultivation which is bestowed
upon the profitable parts of the
farm, with the determination with which
they combined against oleomargarine,
they could make solid progress. Tlio
fuct that the weeds grow and flourish
upon land that corild not be profitably
employed in agriculture leads many farmers
to consider thorn c >mparatively harmless.
This is a fatal mistako. .So long as
a single weed ripens its seed within twenty
rods of a cultivated field, that field is
in danger. And even after every growing
weed has been exterminated there is danger.
It has been shown that weed seeds
can lie dormant in the soil for six years,
jto germinate at last when least expected.
Tho interest awakened in tree planting
toy the general observance of Arbor Day
has done much to counteract the careless
fir?1 rit allir?Vi nrrnnr\fa flm -'
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forests. Shall wo not bo forced in the
near future to appoint "Weed Days!"
The idea is a sensible ono. By devoting
one day to the business of cutting and
burning tho weeds that grow in roads and
waste placcs farmers could save them
selves an immense amount of work and
trouble. Let Qrangos and Farmers' Clubs
takoholdof the matter and make "Weed
Day" an / established fact. ? Cle. eland
f arm ana uarden notes.
Watch that the larvae of insccts do not
escape you to propogato next season.
Remember that the selection of seed
Is an important factor in next year's
Rotten corn cobs are said to be a valuable
fertilizer on any soil that is deficient
in potash, and their valco
is much enhanced by being rotted with
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V . ; .. $ ..
To chcck onions runuing too much '
to tops bend the tops over cear the ]
Kt'cp the roadsides frco from slonca and j
rubbish and neatly mown. Don't lot
them bo a nursery of weed seeds. '
The best timo for soil pulverization
is the autumn.- because the frost will
then penetrate the earth during tho winter.
Pinch off the new growth on the evergreen
trees, and you will be astonished
how thick and stocky they will soon become.
Encourage tho poultry to forage in (
grain and hny fields after harvest. ^
Give a light breakfast and nothing till (
At this season if young chicks and
turkeys droop the lice may be the cnusc.
Whenever a young one is sick examine
closoly lor lice.
Tar ought not to be used in marking ,
shcop. It dries into a hard lump, which ,
must be cut off by hand before the wool
One early liooing is worth several later
ones, and tho wisest farmer never allows |
the weeds get tho start of him, but
always keeps them very closo to the
If cabbage heads begin to burst lift
them gently so as to loosen the root,
or cut and pile them in a cool, dry
place. They will keep in this manner
Two or three cats kept in tho barn
summer and winter * may keep it free
from rat8,but they will not troublo the
rodents much if pampered and petted
about the kitchen stove.
To protect young fruit trees in unfenced
lots or along tho roadsides, drive
three stakes around tho tree and wind
barbed wire around them close enough
to keep an animal's teeth away from the
Fruit that cannot be sold may be
dried, evaporated, made into eider for
vinegar, or jelly. In this manufactured
form it can be kept ns long as necessary
and sold wlien^a fair price cau be
Every farmer should prevent the killing
of birds on his place. Boys with
cheap shot-guns pepper away at everything
with wings; and when the birds
are dead the insects cat up tlio farmer's
Seeds of perennials often germinate 1
slowly, and they f-hould be sown where
they can be seen daily and the soil kept
moist. After sowing and watering it
is well to give a mulch of short grass, 1
which will keep the soil from drying out. ]
Sow the seeds in fine, light soil, and if ,
possible in a place somewhat shaded. ,
A cold frame is best for such seeds.
' "Where climbing roses do not bloom, i
other conditions being correct, we <
should practice root pruning. Befoio I
laying down the stems in the fall, dig a i
trench around the plants about four }
feet away from tlio base and cut off the <
roots that are met with. If the cause is i
too luxuriant growth, this operation will j
check it. When blooming has once |
commenced that will probablo tax tho i
strength of the plant so as to restrain its i
excessive vigor. 1
A correspondent has trouble with her
roses, which blacken and burst from the
bottom of the bud. Tho trouble with
these rose buds was caused by excessive
heat, which had tho effect of causing
the flowers to open rapidly, and at the .
same time the outer petals wore somawhat
dry and stuck together by their .
own moisture and that of the dew, making
a firm exterior covering that
would not part, hence tho buds burst at (
Every living active part of a plant j
contains a certain amount of water, j
From many juicy parts 90 per cent, of ]
water can be expelled by drying; many i
green leaves hold from 75 to 80, while <
from seeds which wo call "dry" it i8 t
sometimes possible to drive out 10 ,por I
cent. Part of this water is so intimate- |
ly combined with tho plant structure j
that if it is once expelled it. cannot be
again taken up in such a manner as to
restore the plant to its former condition.
Household flints. (
A cup of strong coffoc will remove tho ,
otlor or onions from tho breath.
Boiling in strong soapsuds will clcan i
up an old lamp-burner and make it as
good as new.
Oil-cloths can bo bright cneu, after (
washing, by rubbing hard with a flannel 1
moistened with kerosene.
Windows should bo washed with
warm water, using soap only whoro necessary,
then dried with linen and pol- 1
ished with chamois.
If mustard be mixed with tho white
of an egg, instead of water, a plaster
maybe made which will draw thorough- ,
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Any gold jewelry that an immersion ;
in water will not injure can be beautifully
cleaned by shaking it well in a
1ia4Ha nAflvl IT V* 01 f full ?
"-c.j naim .uupuun,
to wliich a Httlo prepared chalk has been
added, and after rinsing in clear, |
cold water and wiping it dry.
The best wny, when hot grease has 1
been spilled on a floor, is to dash hot <
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y - ' w. ? - , ? / .
rater over it, so as harden it quickly an
prevent it striking into tho board!
If this precaution has been neglecte
ind you have faithfully scoured up
largo greaso. spot one morning, only. 1
behold it grinning up at you tho next,
will give way to soap rubbed in with
;hain dish-tug. If your hnnds are tei
ier a low Tolds of old cloth placed bi
tween chain and hands will protc<
IJrowned Crackers. Dissolvo i
?von tablespoonful of salt in a pint <
:old water, split some hard crackers, di
the halves ono by one in the salt watc
Lmtter them and placo in the oven 1
;risp. Eut hot for tea.
Grape Pie. Pop tho pulps out <
the skins into one vessel and put tl
skins into another. Then simmer tl
pulp a little and run it through a colai
3or to separate tho seeds. Next put tl
jkins and pulp together and they a
ready for jugging, or for pics. Pies pr
pared in this way are nearly as good
plum pie, and that is very good.
Lemon Pudding.?Take the yolks <
Bix eggs well beaten, with a quarter of
pound of sugar; take a quarter of
pound of butter melted in as little wat<
as possible; keep stirring it till colt
then mix all together with the juice i
two lemons and the grated peel. Cov
Ihe dish with a thin pull paste, poi
in the mixture, and bake it for half ;
Fresh Vegetables Salted Down.Sweet
corn can be salted in brine fi
winter use, first boiling an 1 ekimmir
the brine and then immersing the coi
in it after it is cold; a flat stone shou
be used to keep the corn under the brin
and before it is used it should be fresl
encd to a palatable degree by soaking i
fresh water; the brine should contain i
the salt it will absorb. Stringbeans, a
paragus and eggplant may be similar
kept in brine for winter use.
Excellent Ghavy. The Caterergiv
this excellent recipe for gravy a la mi
ute with beef extract: Cut up an onic
and carrot and brown them lightly in
little butter. Then take half a pint
boiling water, and having dissolved in
a half teaspoonful of beef extract, poi
over the minced carrot and onion. Wlit
all have boiled for ten minutes flavi
with mushroom or walnut catsup, ar
when skimmed and drained the gravy
ready for serving.
Plain S mi.
When Mr. Ftssenden was stumpir
Connecticut it annoyed him excessive
to be introduced to his hearers as tl
honorable or the distinguished, or I
any other ennobling title. lie detc
rained to put a stup to it, and therefc
nsked the chairman ot tlio town con
raitte of Barkliarastead simply to intr
luce him as plain Sam Fesscuden <
Stamford. The chairman was an un
maginative matter-of-fact man. lie toe
Mr. Fosscndcn at his word and intr
Juced him thus: "Ladies and gentl
riura, I have the high honor of iutrodu
rag to you Plain Sam Fessenden <
Stamford." Mr. Pessenden asserts th
it is more necc^ary to bo careful with
matter-of-fact man than one would su]
pose who had not dealt witll such.?Nt
Tho Nearest Star to the Earl I
Alpha Centaurii, the leading star
he constellation of the Centaur, is tl
learcst star on tho earth, so far i
tnown. Its distance is usually placed i
from 20,000,000,000,000 to 29,000,000
)00,000 miles from the earth. A st;
jailed Sixty-one Cygni is classed as se
>nd in distance, being put at 54,780
599,000,000 miles distanco from oi
jlobe. Most of tho stais, however, a:
nil lions of times further away from \
ihau these. Light travels about 186,0(
niles in every second of time, and v
with this inconceivably rapid velocity
would take light about twelve years 1
traverse the space separating us fro
that star. From the greater portion i
the stars light would bo many ccnturl
in reaching us.--Qlola-Democrat.
He Knew His Duty.
This story brings to mind one that
told of a Confederate guard who wi
jnce on duty ovor in South Carolina. A
officer was discussing war matters, an
"You know your duty here, do voi
"Well, now, suppose they should opt
sn you with shell and musketry, whi
would you do?"
"Form a line, sir."
"What! one man form aline?"
"Yes, sir; form a bee lino for c%nv
Not Asking: a Great Denl*
"I am afraid, Bubby," said his motho
"that when I tell your papa what
naughty boy you'vo been to-day ho wi
punish you severely."
"Have you got to tell him?" askc
"Oh, yes; I shall tell him immediate)
(The look of concern upon Bobby
faco deepened, until a bright thougl
"Well, ma," ho said, "give him
[>etter dinner than usual. You migl
io that much for me.?Harvest Bazar.
3 LADIES' DEPARTMENT,
(J Vienna <>lrln.
# The system carried out in Vienna for
educating girls is entirely worthy of
note, says the Buffalo Courier. They
are kept at their studios until they are
1_ fifteen years of age. Then they go
through a course of teaching in the
pantry and the k:tcucn, under some
member of the family, sometimes under
trained cooks, for a year or two years.
Thus they learn to do everything them
I selves, and to know the value of things
lonjf before thev commence housckeepi ii*
in ? - 1 "
on their own account; and though they
may never be required to cook a dinner,
a1 1 > i '
nicy uecuuie independent oi cooks :?nu
servants. The Austrian women are
most affectionate wives and mothers.
10 They are as accomplished as any Ejgli>h
16 governess, arc as witty in society as a
Parlsiar, and are among the most beau10
tiful women in Europe.
q. Fat nrlilra of Morncco.
na Marriage is said to bj a serious matter
even in Europe, but hero in Morocco the
0I couragj of the ladies. Arab or Jewcs3,
a who embark in it, is worthy of all adiniration.
^Estlieticaily, the taste of the
?r country leans ( f the context permits of
j. such a verb) toward eboupoint; cousi0j
quently a process, closely analogous to
that practised upon turkeys before
^ Christmas time, has to be gone through
by a b ide-elect conscious of insufficient
amplitude of charms. I do not know
that there is any point, if again such a
I word is applicable ou sucli a subject, at
which a 'i to.'c tissue ceases to be admir\<7
3 able ?fat, fatter and fattest seems but
synonymous with fair, fairer and fairest;
i.nJ so ladies of a very positive stout^
' ness seek, by swallowing enormous quanu
tities of pellets of kneaded bread, to attain
comparative and even superlative
desirableness. It is extraordinary, I am
, told, how mncli ladies burning with the
laudable desiro to please their future
husbands can manage to cram in this
cs j way, and with excellent effect; for they
n" become beautifully broad and doughy.
c i Queen Victoria and OpuU.
of Queen Victoria has made the opal
it fashionable again. All the gifts of jewelai
ry that she has bestowed among her
;,j friends for the past year have been opals.
or Sometimes they have been set alone,
l(j sometimes set with diamonds; but in
ig every instance they have been there.
The queen has always had a penchant
for these alleged unlucky stones. She
has insisted that they brought no more
>3 bad luck to those wearing them than
ly any other jewels, and she has long tried
ie to allay that superstition. Her rather
profuse distribution of these stones
r* among her friends, it is said, had for its
re object the doing away with the supcrstition
?* The queen's own jeweler naturally
took the hint, and the other jewelers,
i- who were not the queen's own, but who
were more than willing to be, were not
?* slow in preceiving that there was a ready
c* salo for the very gems that had been
c- heretofore looked upon with suspicion.
So they made up into rings, pins, and
at in other ways all they had in stock, and
a sent out for more. Thus it wasn't very
p* long before every blooded English lady
u> and gentleman -who woro jewelry at all
sported many and beautiful opals.?JV. Y.
lu Female r?raitri.
1C Land is cheap in Georgia and crops
M reasonably certain when labor is given
a* for it. Why should not our young
'?* Georgia women turn away from the
ar cities and clerking, and teaching at $30
c- a month, and seek the free, open and
; healthy life of the farmer? Land, we
^ | say, is cheap, and can be obtained in
re ( less time and with half tho trouble that
M | town positions can; and we venture the
W . assertion that no woman who has ever
r?4 ' -1 i?
I mca a year in wie country will want* to
it - come back to teach in school-rooms or
to | clerk in stores. Wo do not mean to say
m that all women can make a success of
ot : farming. Vj no means. But we believe
cs that any woman of industrious habits
and possessing the housekeeping instinct
can make money upon the farm.
Indeed, wo know now of many who live
19 ! comfortably in the country, manage their
13 j own labor, make good crops, and with
their dairies, poultry yards, orchards
and garden securo not only a living, but
lay up money. Business men who deal
1 with theso women will bear witnoss to
the fact that they pay promptly and buy
close. This is by way of suggestion
n only. The idea must be applied by those
111 interested. Would it not be a novel
sight if some day Bibb County should
have in her borders a colony of refined
female farmers supplying tho city with
0 milk, butter, eggs, vegetables, honey.
preserves and other products??Macon
r, Maiden Assurance Society.
a There is a society supported in DenU
mark which is wholly uniquo of its
kind, different from all associations
d ' founded in other countries. It is known
as the Maiden Assurance Society. Its
[y purpose is to provide for a class which in
other countries is largely thrown upon its
'8 owa resourcos, when not providid
it ngainst want by the inheritance of property?single
women of well-to-do fama
iliea. It shelters and cures for them roit
] lieving all their prossing necessities, and
I providing each with a small allowance
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for spending money. Its method* ar?
As soon as a girl child is horn to him
the father enrolls her name in a certain
association and pays a certain sum, and
thereafter a fixed sum to the society,
When she has reached the age of?wo
believe ?21, and is not married, she becomes
entitled to a fixed income and to
a suite ol apartments in u large building
of the association, with gardens and
park about it, inhabi ed by other young
or older ladies who have thus become
If her lather dies in her youth,and she
desires it, she has shelter in this buildinsr,
and at a fixed tiim her own income.
When she dies or marries, all tiiis right
to income lapses, and the money paid in
swells the endowment of the association.
Her father may pay for twenty veais,
and then her marriage cuts off all advantage
of the insurance. But this wry
change must enable the coinpinv to
charge lower annual premiums,and make
the burden lesson the father insuring,
lie has, any way, the pleasant feeling
that his small annual payments arc in
stiring his daughter's future, and giving
her a comfortable home and incomc after
he has gone.
It is obvious that the chances for marriage
among a given number of women
can be calculated as closely as those of
death. The plan has worked well for
generations in Copenhagen.
Bonnet strings are from two to three
Bonded velvet bonnets nre worn wilh
Breasts of birds form the entire sides
of some fancy capotes.
Applique galloons trim many handsome
cloth and wool dresses.
Very sm:dl pokes are worn by young
women, married or single.
Two sets of strings aro seen ngain on
bonnets, one wide, the other narrow.
The fashion for trimming crown cloth
dresses with black braid is still in favor.
Plain velvet hats and bonnets are considered
convct wear with dressy tailor
All QAI'fc At" * "
1111 ovi 10 vr & uv/t UI l/uua aiu U3UU IU
form tlic high bonnet trimmings of this
Gold, silver or bronze is seen in combination
with dark rod and navy blue in
Young girls wear mantles as well as
jacket?, shaped very much like thoso of
young ladies over eighteen.
Throe rows of broad stitching are on
the back and four large buttons fasten
the wrists of the newest gloves.
Circular cloaks are revived in London.
They aro made of materials of neutral
tints lined with somo bright color.
The frocks of girls of thirteen and upward
are simply modified duplicates
of the dresses of their older sisters.
Black wooden beads, scguins, and
other pendants adorn galloons and
edging braids used on mourning dresses.
Embroidery is in great favor and is
seen upon mantles and redingotcs as well
as upon plastrons, vests, sleeves and
Cloth dresses nra trimmed with narrow
silk braid, forming vertical stripes upon
tablier, bodice and sleeves, terminating
Condor yellow, mermaid's pink, and
glycine or liquorico purple are the
three latest colors on tho palette of
Fur is to occupy a leading place as an
accessory to home and street costumes,
and will be largely employed upon mantles
A novel arrangement in the bodic:s of
polonaises are surplice folds on the left
side, crossed by a full jabot on the right
side, which terminates in a bow on the
left hip, keeping the front drapery in
The Priucess of Wales' fancy for blue
and whito has given rise to the present
fashion for trimming blue cloth dresses
with the Austrian military cloth, Whito
cloth vests and cuffs will be worn with
these dresses throughout the winter.
A Broken Wedding Ring.
An instance may be cited as showing
the degree of sensitiveness in some per"
sons, the truthfulness of which is vouched
for by friends and relatives of the
lady in this city.
iv gcnueman residing near xoungstown,
Ohio, enlisted in tho summer of
1862 and joined tho army in Kentucky.
On the afternoon of Octobcr 8th his wife
became deeply impressed with a feeling
that something serious had happened.
She resorted to all means at hand to
allay her unusual nervousness, but without
avail, and as the evening wore away
she grew worse and worse until she becamo
almo&t frantic. N?inrhhor? did all
they could to calm her, but to no putpose.
During the ni^ht sho lay down,
and after a time fell into a dose, from
which she was awakened by a sharp
snap, apparently caused by the breaking
of her wedding-ring, and the next day
she learned that her husband had died,
at tho exact moment of her awakening,
from wounds received during the after*
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' CHILDREN'S COLUMN.
( [low big, how big iB the littlo lass?
tit and her up here near the window glass,
With lit r golden wig
And merry's a grig.
! (A gTig is a cricket in the grass);
j Stand hor up hi-re and let us see
j How tall may the littlo maidon bo.
I Who would suppose she would outgrow
i .Dresses and s'rekings and aprons sof
] Not only outgrows
Her pretty clothos.
, But to mnki> herself tall would stand tiptoes;
j Now mea-ure! Soo, my rule I lay
j On tho silk lock6, floating every way.
t She is just the height tliat s best of all?
i Neither to tiny nor too tall,
Largo enough quite
To he polite.
! A fair sweet lady, though, oh, so small;
! Ho small, such a mere little child, f he may
j Do household baby for many a day.
?Clara Doty Bates.
"The <|tilokent \V*y."
j ?ii\ Brown wanted a boy. Charlie
loncs wanted the place. lie was told
j to put a screw in the gate hinge.
j " li, yen, I can do that I" And ho
seized a hammer and gave tho 6crcw two
or three hard whacks.
I 4'Stop 1 stopi that is not the way."
j "That is the quickest way."
' But the quickest way is not always
the right way. I want no boy who puts
in screws with a hammer." ?
There are a great many boys who
! drive screws with a hammer, and a great
! many places that do not want them for
1 that reason. There nre Charlies and
, Marys who will learn their lessons tho
i ijuiuivuni. *>?j iiittiunu oi me ngnt way.
And in everything, whether it is running
i an errand, sewing a seam, or, as they
j become older, doing more important
I things, they are not con tent with tho
slower but surer way of one patient turn
I after another. The}* skim over the lesson,
and then try to mnkc up brilliant
answers in class, or double the thread
and take one stitch where they should
j be three, or dash oil before they half
i half understand what it is about or how
j wdat they say is going to sound. No
I boy or girl who drives screws with a
( hammer can succeed.?M rning Ouide.
Tlic Cat lie Train, I
Somewhere above Fitchburg, as wo
I stopped for 20 minutes at a station, 1
j amused myself by looking out of a window
at a waterfall which came tumbling
i over the rock?, and spread into a wido
j pool that flowed up to the railway. Close
! by stood a cattle train; and the mournful
bounds that came from it touched my
Full in the hot sun stood tho cars; and
cvc:y crevice of room between the bars
across the doorways was filled with
j pathetic noses, snifiiing eagerly at the
sultry gusts that blew by, with now aud
J then a fresher breath from the pool that
i lay dimpling before them. How they
must have suffered, in sight of water,
with the cool dash of the fall tantalizing
them, and not a drop to wet their
poor parched mouths I
i The cattle lowed dismally, and the
i sheep tumbled one over the other in their
j frantic attempts to reach tho blessed
i air, bleating so plaintively tho while
i that I was tempted to go out and see
| what 1 could do for them. But the
j time was nearly up; and, while I licsi- *
tated, two little girls appeared, and did
i the kind deed better than I could have
j I could not hoar what they said; but,
| as they worked away bo heartily, their
little tanned faces grew lovely to me, in
' spite of their old hats, their bare feet,
: and their shabby gowns. One pulled
off her apron, spread it on the grass, and,
. emptying uion it the berries from her
' pail, ran to the pool and returned with
it dripping, to hold it up to the suffering
sheep, who stretched their hot
I tongues pratcluily to nicot it, and lapped
| the precious wa'er with an eagerness
that made little Barefoot's task a hard
! But to and fro she ran, never tired,
though the small pail was so soon
! empty; and her friend meanwhile pulled
great handfuIs of clover and grass for
I tho cows, and, haviug no pail, tilled her
| "picking dish" with water to throw on '
I the poor dusty noses appealing to her
through the bars. I wish I could havo
told those tender-hearted children how
beautiful their compassion made tint
hot, noisy place, and what a sweet picture
I took away with me of those two
little sisters of charity.?L. If. AlcotL
A Corenn Dwarf,
Wo see by the Shunpao that there is a
( Corean dwarf measuring two feet and a
half in height. His head is one foot
| long, his body is about tho same length,
; and his legs msasuro tive inches only.
( The length of his feet is over a foot, and
I he is obliged to crawl in and out of his
house. This Corcan dwarf is 27 years
or age, and is a far moro wonderful
! creature than Tom Thumb. We should
think that it might bo a valuable investment
for Chiarim's circus to be in posj
session of such a phenomenon.? Celestial
| . ?
Everything in life has a right and a
wrong side. You may take any joy, and
by turning it around And troubles on the
' other side; or you ran find the greatest
troublo and, by turting it around, find
joys on tho other side. Tho gloomiest
' mountain never casts a shadow on both
j idea at once. v
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