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Sastorn and Middle States,
AVomen hnvo (been rofnsd ndmlttnnco as
etudcntato Columbin collego, Now York.
MtnncirAi clcctlons havo boon hold
throughout Mnlno. In l'ortland John W.
Deering (Demoornt) wns elcctod mayor by
174 majority ovor Libboy .(Itepnblicnn), Iho
prosont incumbcnt. At Bath thero were
tbrco tlokets in tlio flold and no cbolco wns
xnnde for mnyor. Lcwiston eloctedDr. Gnr
colon (Doinocrnt) by 219 majority. In Au
burn Goorgo A. Woodmnn (Rcpubllcnn) wns
electod mnyor by 10 majority. Rocklnnd
oloctod Georgo Grogory (Domocrnt) mnyor
by BO plornlity. The Ropublicnns in Saco ro
olected Mnyor Owcn by 198 majority. Al
Gnrdincr Porkins (Ropublicnn) wns olectod
Oaitain Mackenzie, of Now York, tho choss
champion of tliis conntry, will contost in the
international choss tournamcnt to tnko plnco
noxt mont'i in Loudon.
The secretnry of tho interior, Iho commis
Bionor of Indinn nffairs, Sonntots Hnwloy
nnd Lognu nnd othera havo boon on a visit
of inspcction to tho Indinn Bchool nt Cnrlislo,
Srninachartor cloctions liavo tnkon plnco
In various cities nnd townsof tho New Eng
lnnd nnd Middio States. At Uticn.Ithaca, nnd
Nowbnrp, N. Y., tho Domocrnts oloctod n
majority of thoir candidntes, nnd nt Oswo
go, N. Y., n Ropublicnn mnyor nnd n Demo
crntlo council woro chosen. Burlington, Vt.,
oloctod n Itopublicnn mnyor. Dr. Garvin,
lcndor of tlio cqual rights movomont in
Rhode Island, has been oloctod to tho SUtto
legislntnro ovcr his Itopublicnn oompetitor.
GoVEBNOn CLETElJlND'fl voto of tho bill ro
dncing tho faro on tho Now York city olovatod
roilronds wns emtainod in tho nssembly by
sixty-six to nfty-five votes.
UntAH Movxn wns hnngod nt Middlebarg.
Ponn., for tho mnrder of John Kintzler nnd
wifo in Decembcr, 1877. Tho condcmned
mnn confessed his guilt on the gnllows. His
brotlior, Jonnthnn, wns hnngod in March
1882, for pnrticipating in tho criino, nnd n
mnn nnmod Ettingor, nlso convictcd ns n
participant, died in jail in 1881.
Tiie "Canibridgo," ono of 'tho lnrgo
npnrtmcnt honscs or fnsliionnblo flnts now
bo numcrous iu Now York city, wn9 nlmost
ontire'y de3troyed by fire, and two of tho
inmntes Mrs. Mnry II. Wakeman, fifty-six
years of nge, nnd lior dnughter Ilosn, twenty
ono yenrs old, wife nnd daughtcr of tho ox
snrvoyor of tho port lost thoir lives. Tho
loss on building nnd to tho ten fainilics
occnpying tho flats is nbont $110,000.
Thk Beventcenlh body cromntcd in tlio
Washington (Pcnn.) furnaco isthnt of Ilenry
Seybort, n wenlthy resident of Philndetphin.
Mr. Soybert wns boru in 1801, was without
relativos, and his vnst estntc, nmounting to
over 1,200,000, has bccn left to
charitablo and oducntionnl institutions.
Tho total numbor of bequests is soventy
nine, nmonnting to $1,240,000, tho lnrgcfct of
whioh is $120,000 to tho Univcrsity of Penn
Bylvnnia for tho endowment of a chnir of
mentnl nnd mornl philosophy, nnd tho on
dowmont of n wnrd for chronic disenses. In
187G Mr. Soybert prcsentod Philndelphinwith
on clegnnt clock nnd bell, wliich wereerectcd
in tho stecplo of Indepondonco hnll nt n cost
A budden caving in of nn old mine nt
Mt. Cnrmel, Penn., endangered twenty-nino
houses, tlio publio road and raiiroad depot.
Thero wns only a tliin shell of frozcn earth
lcft botween tho houscs and tho mine. Somo
of tho houscs hnd to be pulleddown nnd cnr
Michael McGloin, n young mnn undor
twcnty-one, nnd Pnsrraalo Majone, an IUil
inn, wero hnnged in tlio Now York Tombs.
MoGloin murdered a Fronch Baloon kecpcr
whoso placo ho was robbing, and Mnjono
killed his wifo nnd mother-in-lnw in n flt of
WmxE four mon wero nt work in n qunrry
near Pitlsburg, Ponn., nn oxplosion of a cnn
of dynnmito, which ono of them was trying
lo thaw out, instantly killed ono man and
fatally injured two others.
The Gloucester (Mass.) fishing interests
havo suffcrod to tho extent of oTer $125,000
on nccount of tho scare caused by tho pre
dicted RTcntstormof Wiggins, tho Canadian
woathor prophet. Mnny vossels could not
get crews nnd woro forcod to lay ovor a trip.
A oabbiaoe contnining four men was run
into by n train nenr Somcrvillo, N. J., and
two of tho oocupanU ex-Sheriff Poter A.
Voorheesnnd Abraham Voorhoes were in
stantly killed, the third man hnd his collar
bono broken and roccivod internnl injuries,
nnd the f ourth, nf tor being thrown thirty feot
in the oir, oscapcd withalight bruises.
South, and West.
Two largo mills at Redwing, Minn., have
been destroyed by fire, cntailing estimnted
losses of $200,000.
Jamim S. Boynton, presidcnt of the Geor
gia Bcnnte, wns sworn iu ns governor nt At
lantn, to fill tbe vncnncy cnusodbythe death
of Mr. Stephens. An election for Mr. Ste
phens' Buccossor will tako placo April 24.
A metkob of extraordinary sizo and bnl
liancy Bhot ncro9s the Bky nt Richmond, Va.,
nnd exploded with a loud report, cnuRing
grent excitoment. Tho meteor lit up the
heavcna for ncarly two minutes, nnd the re.
port of ita explosion waa heard in Bovernl
counticB, in somo places Bhaking doors and
windows and creating the impre3sion that it
was nn carthquake.
An nnprecedented riso in the Mississippi
hns resulted in the completo inuudation of
five countios in Arknnsns. The loesea to all
olasBcs nro very lieaTy, nnd mucli Buffering
Tne Teunoweo house of reprosontatiTes
haa passed a Btato debt bill which providee
forthopaymentof fiftyoents onthe dollar
nnd thrce pcr cent. interest on nll but tho
State debt proper nndthebonds of the odu
cational inBtitutions withinthe SUte, for
which it i proosed to pay pnr, with the con
tract rato.of interest.
Masiileb 4 Reant, of Baltimore, builders
of iron ateamers and tugs, hare i ailed for
Biuuet. G. Wxuav, the hcad of ono of the
oldest dry tpods commissign houscs in Bal
timore, and a very wealthy man, died of
heart diBease the other day, nged eevonty
five. IIo contributed to tho support cf doz
eii8 of Binnll mission churches in the Btnte,
nnd was educnting forty or fifty little girls,
daughters of Maryland nnd VirginiasoldierB
killed in the Into war. IIU magnificent res.
idenco has been left to tlio church ho bo.
longed to for n parionago.
A. li. JomtBOM was Bhot dead ln the court
room atTexarkana, Ark., in tho presenco of
tho judge, jurors, attornoys nnd ovor 100
spootnlora by 0. E. Dixon, Bheriff of tho
county. Tlie tronblo was caused by Dixon's
making war on gnmbling InBtitutions in
which Johnson wns slloiitly intercstcd.
Vn.UAMLAK, n well-known nuctioncor
of Clovolnnd, Ohio, drmgerously woundcd
his dhorcod wifo, wlio wns nbout lo mnrry,
nnd thcn killed himsolf.
At mldnight n firo wns diacovorod in tho
house of Simon Croniso nonr Nowmarkot,
Md. Mrs. Croniso liclpod bto six of hcr
children, throwing throo of them out of n
window to lier husbnnd stnnding bclow, but
periBhed with ono cliild wliom tlio horoio
mother rofused to lonvo without nn offort to
Bnvc. An old doaf muto in tho Iioupo nlso
lost his lifo.
JosEnt B. LooMiR wns hnngod at Spring
field, Mo., for tho mnrdor of Davld Lovctt.
Robbery was tho motiro of tho crimo.
TnnEE mon wero crnshed to denth by n
fnlling wall during n firo which destroyed
Wntkin9' block, Nnshvillo, Tcnn., doin
dnmngo to tho oxtont of $2,V),000.
Ex-Go-vEKNOit Willum SrnAOUE, of Provi
donce, R. I., was married nt Stnnuton,Vn., to
Dora Inoz Calvort, formorly of Connecticut.
Tho bridegroom gavo hisago ns fifty-ononnd
tho brido liers nt twonty-thrco. Both pnrtics
hnvo bccn through tho divorco oourt.
GovEBNon CniTTENDEN, of Missouri, has
pnrdoned Clarcnco Ilitp, ono of tho Jcsbo
Jnmcs gnng, reported to bo intho last stnges
of consumption, nnd it is supposcd thnt ho
will now bo usod ns n wituoss ngainstFrnnk
MonE than 7ii,000 pcoplc fully C0,000of
them visitbrs from outBido tho city wero
prcfcnt in Atlnnta, Gn., during tlio memorinl
Berviccs held in tho cnpitol ovor tho rcmniiiB
of Govcruor Aloxandor II. Stovcni. Genernl
Gordon road rcsolutions of respcct to tho
memory of tho doccnsod, nnd Gcncrnl
Toombs, tho lifelong friend of tlio dead gov
ornor, deliorpd tho culogy. Othcr Bpenkera
followed. . In tho nf ternoon tho funornl ser
vices wero conductcd, tho Rev. Dr. Tnlmnge,
of Brooklyn, delivering tho closing nddrepB.
Tho funornl po' sasion was n milo nud n linlf
"Bon"CocnnAN (oDlored) wnshangednt
Clnyton, Aln , for murdering M. S. Drew, n
A connESPONDENT who rcnchcd Ilclonn,
Ark., by a Mississippi stenmer from
Memphis, says thnt nt mnny points thero
wero not moro than two or threo Bpots of
dry land for forty milos inland botwoon tho
two cities. Scoros of tho bost farms in
Arknnsas nnd Mississippi wero nndor wntcr
nnd most of them hnd boon nbnndoned, tho
owners and Inborors hnviug lled to higher
ground. In mnny places tho cnttlo wero
Btnnding in wator which ovorllowod tho plnt
formf, nnd nlmost ovcry gin-houso wns Cllo I
with colored peoplo.
Focb men on n train near Van Burcn.
Ark., suddenly drcw revolvors, Bhot tho con
ductor and n brakoman, inllicting mortnl
wounds, nnd then stnrted through tlio cars
brandishing their weapons, their intontions
beiug to rob tho pas?ongors; but tlio en
ginecr put tho train nt high speed nnd tho
robbers bccnmo nlnrmed nud jumpod off.
Rewnrds nmonnting to $9,000 wero offered
for their capturo nnd tho country wns
nrousod, C00 poople joining in the search.
All four weto capturod.
SEcnETABY FoMEa has ordered that tho
word cents bo stamped on the new nicko'
Jaues GiiiFiLiiAN, troasurer of tho Unitcd
States, has rosignod to tnko the position of
trensurcr and manager of a New York trust
Conobebbman BcuonD, of Colorado, was
tho lirfit witncss for tho defonso in tha ntar
routo trial. Beforo loaving tho witnes3
Btand ho nskcd pcrmission to mako n stnto
ment concorning n check which Rerdcll, tho
witness for tho prosocution, swore hnd been
given to Bclford by S. W. Dorsey; bnt the
court dcnicd tho request. Notwithstnnding
the deuial, Mr. Belford exclnimed indig
nnntly: " I stnto beforo the living God thnt I
nevcr snw such a check." Thcrcupon Judgo
Wylio fined tho witncss $100 forcontempt of
Tiie London Btntistical agent of the
United States department of ngriculture ro
ports continued rnina and flood.s in Englaud,
great injury to tho wheat crop and gloomy
apprehensions of tho worst failure for years.
Tiie nrea is reduced, nud much resowing will
be necessnry. There is nlso much alarm nt
tho spread of foot and mouth disease nmong
O.NKof the most importnnt measures passed
on tho last night of the recent Bcssiou of
Congress was tho bill "To modify tho postnl
money-ordcr aystem, nnd for othcr pur
poscs." It providos thnt for the transmis
sion of Bums under $5 through tho mails tho
PDstmaster-general may authorizo postmas
tcrs nt money-ordcr oOiccs to issuo moncy
orders without corresponding ndvices, on nn
engrnved form to be prescribcd nnd fur
nished by liim, nnd to bo known ns "postnl
notes," for wliich a f ee of threo conta is to bo
chargod. Tliese notes aro mado payable
to bearcr whon duly rccoipt-3d nt nny
money-ordcr oflice which tiio romitter mny
Belect, or nt the ofuce of isue. The noto bo
comes invnlid upon tho cxpirntion of threo
months from tho last day of tho montli in
which it was issued; nnd tho holder, to
obtain the nmountof nn invnlid postnl noto,
mnst forwnrd it to the Buperintcndent of
the money-order Bystom nt Washington,
togclher with nn applicntion insuch manner
and form ns tho postmaster-gcnernl mny
proscribe, for n duplicnto, payable to eucli
holdcr, and nn additional foo of threo centa
is chargod for the iRsuo of the duplicate.
Moncy orders aro nuthorizod to be iBsucd for
Bums of less than $100 nt rates graded from
eight ccnts for n $10 order up to forty-fivo
ccnti for one of $100.
Judoe Lillet, an old man of seventy,
was ftBBaulled nnd Bevorely injured by ox
Senator 8. W. Doraey in tho latter's resi
dence. Tho aneault occurred during n con
versation in which Doraey accused Lillcy of
obtaining Rerdoll na n government witno6a
in the star-route caso.
An attompt to assassinate cx-Secretary
Blnino, by shooting into a carringe in which
ho was eoated, is reported. Mr. Dlaine trcats
tho mntter lightly, nnd says thnt tho hole
through tlio windows of tho lnndnu in which
ho rodo was probnbly mado by n pebble
thrown by some boy with a " dovil's sling.''
His fnmily, liowever, aro aaid to tnke n moro
Btrions view of tho occurreuco.
In rcfercnco to tlio $2,000 ohook wliich
Rerdell testlfiod ox-Senntor Dorsey, ono of
tho defendnnta in tho stnr-routo caso, hnd
glven to Congrossmnn Belford, of Colorado,
Iho followlng oxplanation is given in a Don
vor dispatch! "From nuthontio sources it is
lcnmod thnt in July, 1879, Judgo J. B. Bissol,
of Loadvllle, won $2,000 from S. W. Dorsey,
in a gamo of pokor whilo on a train golng
to Donver, for which nmount Dorsoy
gavo his clicck. Tlils is evidcntiy tho clicek
roforrcd to by Rerdoll as having been given
to 'J. B. II.,' claiming to mcan CongreBsman
J. B. Belford."
Tiie commissioners appointod to roviso the
civil Borvlco rulos nnd rognlntions Messre.
Enton, Grcgory atid Thoman prescntcd
Ihomselvos beforo Chief JnsticH" Waito nnd
woro sworn into oflice.
A MEMoniAij tnblct in honor of Professor
Morso, hns bccn unveilcd in front of the
liouse formorly occupiod by tho groat Amcri
can invcntor in Rome.
PitEMisn Gladsione was receivod with
checra on ontoring tho British house of com
moiis for the first time sinco his rcturn from
'2ne coast of GreatBritain haB bccn V slted
by n rovero gnlo. Two vessels nnd threo
men havo been lost at Dundcc, threo vcbscIb
nt Soarborough, ono vessel nt tlio IbIo of Mnn
nnd two livos nt Whitetnble.
Wbotiiam Paiik, tlio country sent of tho
Enrl of Strafford, in England, has bcou
In tlio caso of Phipps, tho Philadelphia
almshouBe dcfnultcr, who flcd to Cnnada,
tho judgcs of tlio oourt of nppoals inToronto
decidcd thnt Bufllcicnt evidcnco hnd been
brought out ngninst liim to wnrrnnt his ox
'rndition for trial for forgery.
J. R. Giieen, tho English iiistorian, is dead.
The British Bteamer Gloucester City, from
Bristol, England, bound for New York, has
fonndcred. All hcr crow wero saved.
About thirty pooplo nro Bufloring from
fnmino fover in tho Swineford poorhouso in
county Mnyo, Irelnnd, and thero nro 700
nnmcs on the list of persons uecding rolief.
Tho distrcBs has not been bo greatsinco 1847.
Peoplo who rcfuso to cntor the workhouse
nre dying from wantof food outaido.
Heavt rnins in Bombay, Indin, havo de
stroyed 240 house3 nnd rcndcred huudreds
of persons hoineless.
Tiie prisoncra sentencod to death by tho
Alcxandrin (Egypt) court-martial for having
massacred Christinns nt Tantn last summer,
aro being oxocuto J on publio markct days at
tho spot whcro their crimcs were committed.
Sovcn of tho malefnctors wero hnnged in one
weck. Theso executions nro carried on in
tho preBOnco of British nnd Egyptinn troopi,
who nro nbsolutcly ncccssary to prcvent tho
criminals being Fet f ree by tho mob.
ANEwboilerin thoCanndf Xresa woiksnt
La Fortuo, Quebec, exploded, killing two
workmeu, nnd Beriously injuring n largo
number of others. Tho building in which
the explosion occurred was levellcd to tho
Eiarrr dagger knivos havo bccn found in
tho Ringsond basin, Dublin. Kavnnngh, the
informer, tcstified that tho knives were
thrown thero af ter tho Phcenix park assass
ination. SrxrT-FiVE persons, mostly emigrnnte, havo
been drowned by tho foundering in n galo of
tho steamer Navnrre, bound from Copen
hagcn to Leith, Scotland. Tho disastcr oc
curred in tho North Sen, nbout two hundred
miles west of tho southern oxtromity of
Norwny. Sixteon persons, ten of them omi
grnntpasscngers, werosnved by n stenmer'
nnd n fishing smack. Tho survivors stnto
that the ves?ol was disnbled by n henvy Ben,
that the captain had been hurt by nn ncci
ccnt, Beemcd stupefiod. and drank to keen
up his spirits. A majority of the passongers
were on their way to Americn.
DoniNa n henvy galo nlong tho English
coast the fishing fleets euQerod Bovcrely.
Eightyllull vessols nrrivcd in n damaged
condition, twelvo of them having lost me S
bers of tlieir crows. Threo vesBels found
cred, one with nll hnnds.
A itABOE Bocinlistic gnthering in Paris cnmo j
into collision with tho polico nnd military
nnd n riot followed. Ixjuiso Michel, tho
femnlo socialist lcnder, addrossed the crowd
from a billpostcr's ladilor. Six persons were
nrrested for resisting tho polico, who drovo
tho crowd into othor streots. Tho peoplo
reassembled, broke into somo bakors' shopa
and overturned carriagca. They wero chargod
by tho polico and cavnlry aud n number of
Tho Iucrcaso of Fenslous Act.
Thefollowing circular has been issued by
tho commissioner of penflions at Washington
and npproved by tho secrctnry of the in
terior: Tho following regulntions nro prescribed
for the purposo of carrying into effect ns
Bpeedily ns posMble the proviiona of the act
of Congress, npproved Mnrch a, 1BSI, in
creasing to $C0 jier month the pensions of
those who havo lost n leg at or nbove tho
kneo or nn nrm nt or nbovo the elbow; and
of thoEe who have boon bo disnbled ns to be
iucapacitated for performing ony mauual
labor, but not bo much to to rcquiro regular
poi'Honal nid nnd attcudniice, who nre
now receiving n penBion nt tho rate of $24
per iuonth. nnd to $24 per month the pen
sions of thoe who hnvo lost onyhnnd, orone
foot, or beeu totally or permanently disnbled
iu the same, or otherwise so djsabled as to
ronder them incapable to perform manunl
labor, equivnlenttotho losof nhnnd or foot
nnd now receiving $18 per month.
Inasmuch ns tho snid nct hns immediato
olTcct upon Buch ndmitted cnses ns hnvo been
ndjudicnted nt tho rntes of $24 nnd $18 per
month respectivcly, no formol application
by tho beneflciary is nccessary to be made,
other than to forward to the commissioner
of ponBious" tho penio i cortificate, accom
paniod by a letter Btaliug, in the hand
writing of the nensionor, his present post
oflice address. As Foon as possible af ter tho
reooipt of the pension cortiticate nforesaid,
the pension coiiunia-tionerwill reissue tohim
n new certificnte for the new rate, nnd will
forward tho Biune to tho proper pension
agent to inscribo the nnme of such pon
rionor on tho roll at the increased rnto, and
to mako to the pensioner the propar pay
ment. In tho cnse of amputntion. the cortifionte
will be reissucd without any further medieal
exnmiuntion. Tho intervention of nn agent
or nttorney in auch ndmitted cases ns aro
nffected by thi". nct, being unncoessary, will
not be recognized.
It is cstimated tliat Ircland h
1,500,000 acres of red and black bogs,
and Dr. Lyons, ono of tho membera of
parllamont for Dublhi, not long ngo ro
coimncnded that the goverimicnt shonld
employ tho starving pooplo in planting
Jiem with trees.
FOH THE FAKM AND IIOME.'
Ileavy I'nrm TaoU
As a gcneral thlng, says a sensiblo
wrlter, all of our farm tools aro too
hcavy. Gcncrally BpeaKlng, tho farm
wagon that will bcar up tindcr a ton
wcight with easo is plenty licavy
cnougli for all practical purposes to
which a farm wagon should bo put. If
you want to liaul two tons it is far
bettor and cheapor in tlio cnd to mako
two loads of it. Tho saving in horso
flcsh and fecd will, in a fow ycars,
amount to cnough.to buy a new one
and havo somcthing lcft for profit. If
you aro about ordcring a now wagon
havo it mado llght and of the best ma
tcrial and you will nover regret it.
Tlio Ilrst Hlnnnre for Tcnch Trees.
Most crops seem to havo a spccial
fcrtilizcr adapted for them as plaster
for dover, limo and potash for po
tatocs, and nitrogcn and phosphorle
acid for wheat. Tho pcach tree has a
special fcrtilizcr also, ono which com
binesa grcat manyingrcdicnts, but tho
most suitablo for tho purposc. It is
tho clcanings from tho privy. Thls
rcfuso will show in comparison with
nnything elso that can bo tried, as it
gives quickcr growth, incrcases tho
fruit and colors tho foliago to a dcep
green. Tho discovery was mado by a
New Jersey fruit-grower who experi
mentcd for tho purposc, and tho most
casual observcr could easily discern
tho differencc in tho appearanco of
trecs treated in this way from thoso
manured inany other manner. Farm
Trentinrrit of Spavln,
Spavtn is a discased growth of bono
onthoinsidc (gencrally) o tho hock
joint. As this growth cannot bo re
movcd, a spavin is gencrally incurable,
although it may bo rendered harmless
imder somo circumstances. It gener
ally begins from a sprain, cauing in
flammation of the membrano covering
the bone, but it is sometlmes constitu
tional. The usual treatment i'j to ap
ply cold watcr bandages toremove tho
inllammation, and then blisteringoint
ment; iodine ointment has been found
very uscful for this trouble, wcll
rubbed on tho part once a day. Rest
is necessary, as tho uso of the joint is
apt to reproduce tho inflammation.
Tho cnlargemcnt of the bono cannot
be removed. Tho so-called certain
spavin cures aro not to bo depended
upon, unless they are used at tho out
set of tho disease. New York Times.
Thero is no annual llower more com
pletely satisfactory for the farm garden
than tho sweet pea. Its prominent
growth, its constaut renewal of abund.
ant bloom up to tho time of severe
frost, the variety and brightness and
harmony of colors, the swcet perfume
and the long, llrm stem, so convenient
for nosegay-making, gives this fine old
flowcr a first rank. It grows six or
sovcn fcet high, and is cqually liand
some in pyramidor cone form as a sin.
glo clump, or in a row as a hedge or
scre3nfor which it is specially adapted.
It requires support, liko all other tall
peas, and somo of tho stakes should
reacli to its full height. Tho sced
germinates moro slowly, and should bo
planted either in tho fall or very early
in the spring, and rather decp. Tho
only special care required is to uso tho
flowers freely, so that little or no seed
may form to exhaust tho plants, and
to water copiously onco a week, if
drought occurs. Clean culture by
hoeing or mulching is a requirement,
Vick's Month ly.
Farm nnit (iardrn Notea.
Isthatmapof your farm completcd?
It is well to arrango for crop rota
tion. What about farm improvements this
Urains tell in farming as in other
A good timo to mako gates, repair
It is claimcd that cross-brcd pigs are
the best fatteners. Tho siro should
Itemcinber to undcrdrain orchards
that are on low, damp land. Such
orchards cannot bo productivo with
Slaked limo sprinkled over potatoe3
is said to prevcnt the potato rot, which
is a scourge to many farmers. It is
In prunlngtrces covcr allstems half
an inch or more in diametor with
grafting wax or shellac, otherwise the
ond of tho branch may decay.
Fowls requiro a great deal of atten
tion. A knowledgo of their wants and
habits is indispensable. Unceaaing
yigilance is tho prico of chickens.
Tho one great principlo of succcss in
preparing cattlo, fowls or swino for
slaughter, is to kccp them growing as
rapidly as possiblo from tho start?
riant a few tcres of artichokes.
yhcn .ccbd 'I ney id o-
planting. Tlioy will givo tho most
fcod for plgs for tho lcast moncy of
any crop that is ralscd.
Itoup is ono of tho most common
dlscases atnong fowls nt this timo of
tho yir. It comes from cxposuro to
dratights, cold, and from improper
food. It is contaglous to a.ccrtaln ex
tent. Parmentlor says that tho best
method of storing thoroughly dry and
clean wheat is ln sacks isolated from
cach other, caro being takcn to kcop a
sufllciently low tcmpcraturo in tho
Tho fleeccs of sheep aro badly injured
around stacks. Long-woolcd fieeces
are moro damaged than tho downs of
tho fino wools, sinco they aro longer
and moro opon, and catch more beards,
chaff and straw.l
Every caro and attention shown to
horses, no mattcr what their condition
is, will bring its reward. Tho kind of
inllucnco thrown around a young
horso will have its effect on its char
acter in af ter years.
Ono of tho advantagc3 of tho soiling
and ensilago system of feeding is tho
greatly increased amount of manuro
that can bo mado on a given quantity
of land. To realizo this advantago to
thoutmost, howover, tho manuro should
bo carofully saved and applicd.
Lamb3 can bo mado to shear from
two to four pounds moro wool by a
little oxtra caro and fecd during tho
wintcr. Tho cxtra wool will moro
than pay for tho cxtra feeding, and the
result will bo a much larger and
stionger sheep. For thispurposo fced
good clovcr hay, with bran, oats and
corn mixed cqually.
The uso of coal ashcs has not been
recommended by agricultural chemists,
but practical tests show that they have
moro valuethan is popularlysupposed,
espccially on hcavy soils. Probably as
good a uso of them as can bo mado is to
throw in tho hen-houso or tho vault.
They will absorb tho ammonia mstead
of libcrating it, as is tho effect of wood
Doublo flowers are most commonly
tho result of thesubstitution of bright-ly-colored
petals for stamcns or pistils
or both; henco aperfectly doublo tlower,
whero all tho stamens and pistils are
thus mctamorphosed, is nccessarily
barren. Such a plant must needs be
propagated by cuttings. It rarely
happens, however, that the chango is
quitc completo throughout the flower,
and so a few seeds may be formed,
somoof which may bo expected to re
produce tho double-blossomed plants.
Escai.i.oped Ari'LC 1'ut alternato
layers of soft breadcrumbs, sliced
apple, sugar, bits of butter and spico
in a buttered pudding-di3h. Havo a
thick laycr of breadcrumbs moistened
in melted butter on top. Use ono-hidf
a cup of sugar, one saltspoonful of
cinnamon or nutmeg and a little grated
rind or juico of lemon for a threo-pint
disli. I3ako ono ltour, or until tho
apples are soft and tho crumbs brown.
Cover at first to avoid burning.
IIakkd Cabbaoe. Thoroughly wash
a medium-sizcd head of white cabbage(
put it over the firo in sufliciont salted
boiling water to cover it, and boil it
until tender; then drain it and chop it
a little; mix with it a tablespoonful of
butter, half a cupful of milk and two
eggs slightly beaten; season it palat
ably with salt nnd pepper, put it into
a buttered earthen baking-dish and
quickly brown it in a very hot oven.
Servo it hot in the dish in which it
CitEcv Sour. Scrapo sufllcient car
rots to weigh a pound whcn clcaned,
wash and slico them in small pieces.
Put four flnely out leaks, a chopped
onion and the carrots in a saucepan
with a quarter of a pound of butter.
Brown well for a fow minutes, covcr
with broth or water, and add a couplo
of spoonfuls of rice. Boil quickly, and
when tho vegetables aro donc, strain
through a fine sicYe. If tho consist
enco is too thick add moro liquid.
Thickcn with a little flour if necessary,
season well and servo with toasted
broad, cut small.
JUQOED IlARE OR IlADHIT. Put
ono pound gravy beef in an earthen
waro stowpan, a bunch of herbj, con.
sisting of celery top, parsley, sweet
iwarjoram stcms and an onion stuck
with six cloves. Season cach joint of
tho hare with a little pounded mace,
pepper and salt, lay them in tho stow
pan and cover with spring water, put
on the lid and placc in tho oren to
stew for two and a half hours or
longer. "VVhen qulte done, lif t out cach
joint into a hot soup tureen, strain tho
gravy and thicken it with flour and a
little butter; boil it up, pour over tho
haro and serve.
"When boiling cabbago put a sllco of
salt pork in tho water, and an agree
ablo flavor with no objoctionablo
grcaso or fat will bo glvcn to tho cab-
A simplo but dellciou3 dish for
desscrtis madoby cutting up oranges in
small pleccs and thcn pourlng oyer
them somo rlch bolled custard. Serve
I beforo you put rolls in tho tin to
bako thom you rub tho cdgcs with a
llttlo melted butter, you will not bo
troubled with their sticking together
when baked, and tho edges will be
Do not throw away tho bones of.
turkcy or of cliicken. Crack them
and let them boil for two or threo
hours in a little water; putin also any
nico bits of tho fowl that iro left, par
ticularly the neck, which is nover
eaten. To this add any soup stock
you have, and with a little barley or
sago you will havo a nourishlng
soup. Season with pepper, salt and
any herb3 you choose.
A gocd way to keep cut flowers
fresh is to laj them in wet cloths.
Take them out of the vases at nlght,
sprinklo with cold water, and wrap
them with cloth mado very wet. Tho
weight of the cloth will not crush the
most delicato flowers, whilo it keeps
out tho air and prevents their falling
to pieces or opening further.
The ground-nut is bccomlng one ot
tho importantjstapleproductionsof tho
soil. A late number of the Qardener's
Chronicle gives an interesting ac
count of it. On tho west coast of
tropical Africa, north of tho Congo
river. it is tiie principal crop, and many
thousand tons are sent to Europe from
that part of the world annually, chiefly
to France. A very largo and crowded
population is supported mainly by this
proliflc and nutritivo plant. After
burning off the grass and weeds, tho
African women dig tho ground super
fieially with little hoes, drop the seeds
in October and Xovember, and begin
to uso the green nuts in April. They
are said to be really dclicious then,
roasted in their Jiusks, and they aro
mashcd between stones for use in
soups. In July and August the nuts
are thoroughly ripe, and are gathered
for storagoTand sale. The natives
used to separato tho valuible oil for
export by squeezing the pounded
seeds in hot water with tne handa, but
as it is very easily expresied cold by
machinery, and as enormous quanti
ties are now called for, the primitive
African process is left far behind.
Great quantities are produced in India,
and tho price of tho ripo nuts has de
clined from $100 per ton to $70. The
oil is used as olive oil, which it much
resembles in blandness, sweetness and
limpidity, and it is now a principal
ingrcdient in toilet soaps, creams, etc.
The residual cakes are valuable cattlo
food. Tho nuts aro not so much in
favor with English youth as they havo
becomo with Americans. They aro
called there, by tko children, " Monkey
nuts." Tho Chronicle says that in
America a sweetmeat is prepared from
them by parching them and treating
them with sugar; they are also beaten
into a pulp and sold for uso as choco.
late, and roasted as a substitute for
coffee. Nothing is said about that
short and simplo process of consump
tion which leaves our halls of amuse
ment covered with shells after an
A rrcdiclion that Came Truc.
A Confederate soldier, in some rem.
iniscences, written for tho Cincinnati
Enquirer, tells this story : "While
quartered near Bowling Green, Va.,
during one of the winters of tho war
tho boys managed occitsionally to get
hold of somo " pine-top" whisky. On
one occasion a member of ono of the
batteries in Colonel Jones battalion
became intoxicated, and laid down
in tho woods near the camp. Two of
his comradcs, desiring to have somo
sportat tho expenso of tho drunken
soldier, conccived the idea of digging
a shallow holo in tho ground, place
him in it, covcr him with brush and
leaves and a quantity of earth, and
watch tho effect it would havo when
tho unfortunato man awoko from his
stupor. They had oven gonc so far as
to placo a board at his head to rcpro.
sent a tombstone. After a while the
young man awoke, rubbed his cyesand
looked about him in holy horror.
Meanwhilo the other two were enjoj
ing themselves immensely. Being
now pretty well awake, nnd feeling
somowhat humlliated at tho turn af
fairs had taken, he surmised, and
rightly, who were the perpetrators of
tho outrage upon him. Itising to a
sitting posture. with the leaves, brush
and dirt piled upon him, he called out
to tho two men who wero still laughing
at tho joko ( V) they had porpetrated :
" Ncver mind, boys, your heads will
lio lower than mino beforo the war is
ovor." And his prediction camo truo.
Ono of those boys died tho noxt spring
in a hospital and tho other was killed