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A PALACE FOR ITIS IIOME
HEHny Vir.tAED'B MAGViriCEITT
RESIDEHCE IN NEW YOEK.
A Coltmnl ltiillilllir .1I(iiI-1im1 nflcr 1111
llnliaii l'alurrxIlN i:tcrlov nnil
Iulcrlor, imtl llx Cof.
A New York lettor gtves thc followiug
dccription of tlic rcsidcnce Ilenry Vil
lard, prcsidcnt of tho Norther 1'ueilie
railroad- Hcnry Villnrd, tho railroad
mngnato, lms ncarly complctcd his new
rcsnk'iicc, or morc propcrly rcsidencos,
dii Mndison nvcnue. Thc colossal strtic
ttirc occupics nn cntiro block, having n
frontnge ou Mndison nvonuc of 200 fect.
That part which ho will occupy is on tho
corncr of Fifty-tirst strcet. Its frontnge
is sixty fect aml its dcpth 100 fcot. Tho
othor wing will be pcrfcctly similar cx
cept that it is dividod into thrcc houses,
nnd betwcen llio two wings is a court
cighty fcot in width and sevcnty-thrcc
fect in dcpth. That portion of tlio build
ing back of tho court cxtonds back forty
fcot beyond thc wings and is a doublc
Iiouso of itself.
In thc contorof thc court willbcplaccd
a magninccnt fotintain, around which
will bo a broad drivo, and in oach corncr
a grass plat. Ench houc will communi
cate dircctly witli thc court. .Mr. Vil
lard's houso and thc two ccntcr houses
urc complctcd, cxccpting thc intcrior,
whilc thc walls of thc rcmaining wing aro
'ip to tho sccond story. Tlio extcrior of
thc grcat building is moro grand than
bcautiful, It is tho rcsult of a com
bination of Homan and Florontinc nrchi
tccturc, plans of thc Cancelleria palacc at
Romo and thc Farnez palacc boing co)icd
bv tho architeets. Thc niatcrial is Uellc
villo, N. .T., sandstone, tho light grayish
nmbcr stonc of which Trinity church was
built. Kvcrytliing is massive, and thcrc
is little nttempt at ornamont. llugc
blocks of stonc arc piled upononc anoth
cr and ovcrtoppcd by a hcavy cornicc of
thc samo matcrinl. Thc wings nro thrco
Btorics in hcight, bosido tho bascincnt
nnd attic storics. Kroni tho sidcwulk to
thc top of tho cornicc thc mcaMirementis
eixty-cight foot. Thc bacmcnt and front
story arc rusticatcd and thc others plain
stonc ashler, with tho aiilcs8tren"thencd
by rustication. Tho front of tho two
ccntcr hou'-cs issupportod by iivo arcadcs,
with hcavy columns of polishcd Joncs
bnro granitc. Duteh tilcscovcr tho roof.
Tho wholc cffcct is scvcrc and dignilied.
Entering tho spacious portal of tlio Yil
lard rcsidcucc, your correspondent found
himsclf in a magniliccnt rcccption room,
fourtcon fcct by twcnty-cight in dcpth.
Evcrytliing hcro was in inlaid wood,
lloor, ceiling, walls and colutuns. On
cithcr sido opcncd tho drawing-rooms.
Thcy arc oach 10x28 fcot, and nrcbeing
finislicd in niahogany, inlaid with light
woods, satin wood and maplc bcing no
ticeable. lletwecn tho pilustcrs will be
hung rich embroidered stuffs. Thc
prcdouiinating tonos arc a light, rcddish
brown, and a light ycllow. Thc drawing-rooms
and rcccption room arc fo ar
rangcd that tlicy can bc thrown into one
spacious apartnicnt 100 fcct in widthand
twcnty-cight in dejith.
From the rcccption room a ball four
tccn fcct in w'idth and forty-two in
lcngth lcads to thc music room. Alad
din's lamj) novcr rcvcalcd a hall morc
magniliccnt. It is cntircly in mosaic.
Tho niatcrial is ycllow Italian niarblc.
Thc lloor is in chaillou niarblc in
small pii'cos wovcn into bcautiful
designs. Tho mantcl is a mas
tcrpiccc of thc sculptor from an
Italian dcsign, and thc wliolc apartnicnt
was exccutcd by Italian artists in thc
stylc of niodcrn l'ompcian palaccs. Tho
hall is spanncd by thrco scmi-circular
arclics in Sieutia niarblc with sculpturc
bv Louis St. Oaudiens. A vcstibulc in
tho samo dcsign loads out of tho hall
back of tho drawing-rooms. Tho music
room is tho chof d'a-uvre of tho decora
tor's art. It is a diminutivc thcatcr
forty-ciglit by twcnty-four fcct in dimcn
sionnnd thirty-two fcct from thc lloor to
ceiling, t.xiemiing io tnc iniru siory. it.
is in thc stjlo of thc Francis I. room of
Fontainblcau palace. Tho colors arc
white and gold. A wninscoting cight
fcct in hcight in carvcd piuc surrounds
tho room. Tlic ceiling is an clcpticnl
vault, and cvcry dctail shows thc skill of
tho artist. llctwecn tho music room and
tho vcstibulc, marblo staiis twclvc fect
broad load to thc upper storics. Again
thc tonc is ycllow. An claborato rcnais
sanco ceiling .spans tho stairs. Thc clo
vator way occupics tho lcmaining space.
Across the hall are tho niain broakfast
room and dining-room, which can bo
thrown into ono apartment twcntv bv
sixty fcct in t-i.c. Carvcd woods
agam replacc tho marble. Thc room is
cxeeuted in Knglishouk inlaid ui'.h white
mahogany. Thc ceiling is dividod with
bcams cased with English oak, and thc
carvcd friezes, thrco fcct in width, arc in
laid with iloral designs. Thc two man
tles aro of rcd Vcrona niarblc, and arc
o Italv to M-k'ct, but which arrivcd in a
ircsentod by him to tho museuin of
irt. Hcrc also bt. Gaudicns' ski l is
vith the splcndor below, although, of
ic it.,i;..,, .,.,it-. f,,r;
uro will bc cspccially magniliccnt. That
)f tho drawing-rooins will bo upholstered
md of colors harmonizing with thc dcc
)rations, tho rcddish brown tono prcdom
nuting. It was do.-igned by tlio archi
ects who cxccuted tho fooms. Thc
oming thcir rctcnsions, although noth
ntx Jiku this. Tho cost of tho buildiii"
furisiic(i wm o an cvcn iniuion tioi-
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III Yin nTnniif nil ntlir.i. ..m-1.- m ilin
tttef room u vcar luncc. To (inisH tho
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nd their children to school in infcrior
irmcnts, in ordcr that tho children of
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it be ashamcd to wcar thoir own
FAU3I, QAKDEN AND HOUSEHOLI).
Cnrc if lnfcnrc".
Tho pasturo is almos'; nlways tlio most
neglcctcd part of tho farm, and partly
for tho rcason that, howevcr much is don'o
to it, tho land will still not bc sn produc
tivc ua in somc other crop. If mauuro is
nppliod it makcs wccds grow, with little
chancc for gctting thcm out. If thcrc is
incrcascd growth of grass one-half tho
grain is wastcd by tho trampling of cattlc
and horscs. Still, it will oftcn pay to
top-drcss a pasturc, cspccially a ycar or
moro boforo it is to bo plowcd, so that
tho manurc can bo well workcd through
thc soil. CuUicator.
I solcctcd fivo smooth potatocs of good
sizc, says a New llampshiro corrcspond
cnt of tho AmcriMn Cultivati.r, nnd cut
thcm into thrcc or four picccs. I thcn
solcctcd somo about thc si.o of a walnut.
Thcse wcrc takcn from my pilc of pota
tocs intcnded for thc hotrs. I plantod
ono row with the cut potatocs and tho '
ncxt row with small wliolo ones, and so !
on, until I had plantod tcn rows, livc of !
cach. I treatcd thcm as ncarly aliko ns 1
I could, nnd fclt surc that thc cut pota-1
tocs would yicld tho bcst crop. llut at !
digging timc, to my surprisc, I found
ncarly onc-liftli moro of markotablc ota-
tocs in tho rows plauted with tho small
wholc jiotatocs than in thoso plantod
with thc picccs of largo jiotatoes. I
havc concludcd that thcrc is somothing
morc for mo to lcarn about planting po
tatocs, and I intcnd ncxt ycar to mako a
moro complctc test on a largcr scalo.
Thc heavcs is an affcction of tho lungs
and occasionally of thc heart as well,
through tho lungs. It is a ncrvous dis
order, which atlccts onc of tho rincipal
liervcs of tho body, thc pncumogastric,
which controls the digcstive and brcath
ing organs, so that thc disordcr may havo
its scat in the stoniach or in thc lungs, or
both, or in tho ncrvous system. It is ac
companicd by violcntactionof tho lungs,
which causes a heaving of tho ilanks for
a short timc and by spasms, or whon tho
horso is workcd hard orrun quickly. Tho
usual remcdy is to roliovc tho stomach by
fccding lightly - itli highly nutritious
food, to givc no dry fecd, and to kecp
thc system open by proper modicino.
Also, to relievc all pressiiro on thc throat
or neck; )rovide amplo vcntilation in tho
btablc, and kecp tho airpuro; and, furthcr,
to givc watcr only in small ijuantitiesand
novor soon after feeding. JS'cto York
To Jvoi'i CDo'js IUealtli)"
Kecp your liogs in good, cleau
ficlds; givo thcm acccss to purc watcr,
evcn though you should bo compclled
to dig a well for that purposo a good
pump and plonty of suitablo troughs,
clcansed cvcry wcck, will cost but little,
and will always prove n valuablo outlay.
Provido, also, in tho drycst jiart of tlic
licld, a good sheltor both from sun nnd
rain. A fow rails liroperly arranged,
two or thrcc fcct from tho ground, cov
cred with a stack of straw or coarso
prairie gras-i, will bo an attractivc plaee
for tho cntiro drovo. In troughs noar by
thcir rcsting plnccs, two or thrce times
cach wcck placo a comjiosition of salt,
soda, red pepper and ginger. To four
parts of thc flrst two articles add onc
part of tho latter. Our common red
pcppcr will do very well. They should,
liowever, bc well pulvcrizcd, "and ull
thcingrcdicnts thoroughly mixcd. !Most
healtby animals will readily devour salt.
To obtain it they will also tako tlic alkali
and stiuiulcnt. Thc compound will not
injure bird, boast, tisli or man. It is not
olfcred as a patcnt remcdy, but simply
as a proventativo of the injurious elfccts
of foul gnsos and thc postiferous lillh
in which bogs havo becn allowed to
wallow. Continuo their usual summer
fccd, whctlier dover, bran, meal or coru.
Tho pcach, says -Mr. ,1. L. Lovctt, ro
quircs a warm, dry soil that is but niod
eratcly rich in fertility, but as it is a
grcat feeder nnd draws hcavily upon thc
soil, espeeially of potash, nutrinu'nt
should bo fumishcd iu tho form of pot
ash and bonedust. Tho trces may bo
plantod fiftcon or twcnty foot apart caeh
way, according to tho ehar.icter of tho
soil thc usual distunco bcing sixtcen or
eightccn fcct. Tlio best way to nmrk
out tho ground for planting is to fur
row it with a onc-horso plow both ways
at the dcsirod distancc. In planting, bc
cnreful to cut off all bruised or brokcn
roots smoothly, nnd trim back all side
branchcs to vithin n few inehcs of tho
main stcm small oncs to a whip and
cut back tho main stcm at Icast one
third its lcngth. Tho iirst two ycars
after planting bccts, mangois, swcet po
toe3, or other hoed crops may bo grown
nmong tho trces, after which timc they
should bo givcn tho full uso of tho soil;
whethcr tho sjiaco betwcen the trces bo
devoted to hoed crops or not, the soil
thcn nnd iu after ycars should bc kcpt
always as mcllow and as frco of wccds
throughout as a licld of corn, being carc
ful novcr to disturb or injuro thu roots
whilo cultivntiug. A pcach orchard
should novcr be planted to grass or grain
crop-i, as such are cxcccilingly dctri
mcntal to tho trces. Tho pcach is moro
gcucrally neglcctcd than other fruit, nnd
yet thero is none that moro liberally pays
for tho neccssary labor nnd oxp; n.-,e, both
in tho sujicrior yicld of tho fruit nnd by
maintaining vigorand fruitfulucss. Tho
trces should bo cxamined carcfully early
in the spring of caeh ycur for borcrs and
grubs, which may bo found in their
truuks, just at or immcdiately beucath
tho surfaco of tho ground. As u pre
ventivo of tho borer, j)laco at thc butt of
cach trco a bhovelful of slacl, d limu or
sovcral of coal tishcs.
Stvcvt or Suur t'rcuni.
A roliablo foreigu nuthority on dairy
mattcrs givcs the following opiulon iu
rcgnrd to tliis ijuestiou: "Firstof ull,
tho crcam must bo takcn from the uiilk
whilo it ia jierfcctly s'veet. Twolvo
hours in summer and twenty-four iu
winter should bs tho maximum timo
which tho milk should ntund bofore tho
cream is tuken olf. lauy peojilo willsay
thut n grent deal of cream would thoroby
bo left in tho milk. Thon 1 nay, tako u
second skiniming, but do not mix it with
the llrst. Churn both separatcly, and
thcn judgo for yoursclvcs whethcr you do
uot get tiret-class buttcr from ono and
sccond or third clnss buttcr frCn tho
other. Anothcr important point l.Ltho
skill of tho skirnmer. Only crcam slnld
be takcn o(t thc milk, nnd not a partiXlo
of skim milk with it, if you can uvoidit.
Every drop of milk coutnins n cc'rlain
)roiortiou of ciird that ii to say, un
inndc chccsc; and this curd givo-i that
rank llavor nnd strong tasto which uro
clinracteristic ofbad buttcr. Now, if wo
follow tho creain, takcn carcfully
oll tho milk nfter twclvc or twcnty-four
hours' standing, according to tho
tcmpcraturc, let it bo putinto n pcrfcctly
clenn jar, well closed, and kcpt iu a cool
l)lnco lreo lrom bad smells. Tho crcam
titkcn off tho ncxt day in tho samo man
nor may bc uddcd to it, nnd so on, nnd
tho small farmcr ncod not churn moro
than onco or twicoa wcck, and willniakc
oxccllcnt buttcr if bc takcs care thus to
get his raw material tho crcam pcr
fcctly puro and swect to begin with.
Many pco)lo will tell you that you ought
to churn thc cream whilo it is still sweet.
31 y opinion is contr.iry to that dictum,
nnd 1 buso it on my cxperiencc of tho
tiairy practicc in lorcign countncs, cs
pccially Normandy and Denmark. In
Norma-idy most of tho farms nro very
small, and buttcr is mado onco or twico
n wcck, thc creain bcing skimmed sweet
nnd nftcrward ripened, ns I justdescribcd.
In Denmark, on tho othor hand, tho
dniry fnrms nro gcncrally very largc, say
from filty to two or three hundrcd milk
ing cows, yct ovcn ou thoso farms tho
swcet crcum is caiefully ripened before
it is churncd. Now, as Normandy sonds
us tho best Jrcsh buttcr, and Denmark
scuds ns tho bcst kceping buttcr, it is
quitc obvious that up to tho prcscnt point
tho proccs-i of manufacturo is tho samc
inbothcascs. Let me formulato it: Tlio
cream must bc skimmed whilo it is jier
fcctly swcet; it must contain no skim
milk. nnd it must bc ripened beforc it is
Kecipcs nnil IIascliolil IIliils.
Prctty lambrcquins for bcdroom win
dows aro mado of muslin with thc cdgc
trinimed with antiquo lacc, or widc
torchon is very prctty.
A dclicious dish for suppcr or for
dessert is nvido by paring sonie tart ap
plcs, cut thcm iu halves tako out tho
coro, and 11 1 1 tho spaco with a little but
tcr and sugar; bako thcm on pio plates;
A good way to uso tho yolks of cggs
when you havo thcm lcft "after making
cakc with tho whitos, is to kecp thcm in
a cool placo; in tho morning beat tlieni
well, nnd dip sliccs of bread in thcm and
frv brown. Stulo bread inav bo used for
A slightly damp cloth rubbed ovcr a
dusty carpct brightens it wondcrfully
and gathcrs all tlio dust. This is an cs
cellent way to cleanse tho lloor of an in
valid's room, whero noisc and du-jt aro
If a lady has a book-rack or a tablc
shc wisbos to varnish, iirst put on n co.it
of linseed oil nnd theu npply thc shelluc.
The oil sinks mto tho pores of thc wood
nnd shows tho grain. l'inc, howcver,
will not nbsorb it.
Oftcn from tho sliccs of mutton chop a
goad deal of fat is cut ofl nnd is thrown
uwny; this should ncver bc dono. Put
it in a frying jian nnd "try it out;'' pour
oil" the clcar fat, nnd put it in a tiu cup
or basin, and you havo a nieo little cuko
of mutton tallow that cun bo used for
most of the bruises and hurts of thc
children. Thcrc is nothing moro heuling
for chapped lips nnd liands.
A doliciou-i jiruno pudding is mado by
stowing a )ound of prunos till they arc
soft, remove tho stones, ndd biigar to
your tastc, and thc whites of thrco cggs
bcatcn to a still froth. .Mako a pull
pasto for the botioni of thc lnuldin dish.
After beutiug the cggs and prunes to
gether till they aro thoroughly mixcd,
spread thcm on tho crust. "liako for
half an hour, or until you u:c surc tho
crust is donc.
A good dish for suppcr is madc by
chopping cold roist ineat of any kind,
nnd seusoning it well with pcppcr and
salt. Thcn put a laycr of cold inashed
potato in the bottom of n pudding-dish;
thcn a laycr of thc chopped nieat, with
littlo luinps of buttcr ovcr it; cover witli
anothcr laycr of potato, sprinkle pepper
and salt. nnd put lumps of buttcr ovcr
this. liako for half an hour in a hot
ovcn. Tho top should bo brown, nnd
havo u nieo crust ovcr it.
A readcr nsks for information as to thc
cooking of winter squash so that it will
como to the tablo fairly dry. " Wo lind
it dillicult " sho siys, -'to'get rid of tho
watcr which rcduccs it to blops." Thero
is but one way to bring squash to tablo
in perfeetion, and that is tho way of r.
certain old lady who was fnmous in her
day for her natural art in cooking. Sho
cut up, jicelcd nnd boilcd the sijuash in
salted watcr. When dono this must bo
tc.tcd with n fork sho liist put tho picccs
in a colandcr, mishing and squ-'c.ing
with u spoou to get out all the wutorthat
might bo extracted that way. Thcn she
put tho squash into a cleau "cloth, of tcx
turo coarso cuough to kocj) in tlio vcgetn
blo and let out tlio water. Sho twistcd
up tho cloth, so manipulating it with
hands nnd spoou that she got the squash
dry cuough to suit h-.-r. Thcn shc re
storod the squa5h to the (iro in u jiorce-lain-lined
saucc-pan, nud dressod it with
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I iiuihci, suh iiini a uuerai ipianiuy oi tno
; best buttcr. Thu-! preparcd, squash
; tastcs nnd looks deliciouslv, and it is only
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iu uiis lasuiun inat n can uo utadc io iio
so. Of cour.se it takcs u good deal of tho
vegctablc to mako n reasonablo dishful,
for tho water, which usually, undcr tho
hands of tlio averago cook, inakes morc
thau half of tho dish, is nbnost completcly
extracted. It is umusing to seo cook?
taking half a dor.cn slices of sipiash to
mako n ilish for n tubleful of peoplo.
Xeio York Trihune.
A Lost Opportunlty.
Tho Troy 77mm says that ns two speci
mens of that now'variety of animal
popularly known as tho dudo were pur
suing thcir conspii'iious yet harmless wny
nlong thc strccts of Troy, two represcu
tntivcs of the farming districts spicd
thcm. TJie grangcr.i lmltcd and surveycd
tho curiosities with surpriso nnd incrcas
ing intcrest, but a look of disappoint
ment ovirspread their honest couuto
nouces as ono of tho ruraliits said to tho
other: "Gosh! What things wo seo
wlicn wo don't havo no gun!"
It takcs n smnrt mnii to conccal from
others what he docsn't know.
A NEW SONO TO AN OLT TUNE.
Across tho grnss I seo hor livs:
Slio cotnos with ItippliiR pa?o
A mnld 1 know nntl Tarcli wln ls blow
Hor lialr a"ross hor fneo;
Wlthuliuy, Dollyl ho, Dollyl
Dolly sliall b? mlno,
Beforo tho spray is whlta witli May
Or bloonts tho cglnntino.
Tlio jrnrch winds blow. I w.itch her go:
Her eyo is brown aml clear;
Her clieok is brown, nnil soft ns down
(To thoso who seo it noarl)
With n hoy, otc.
Wlia1. has sho n ,t that thoy havo got
Tho Uunos that walk In silkl
If slio undoher 'kerchiuf bluo,
Her neck is wiiito ns milk.
vUh n hey, etc.
Lct tho?o wlio will bo pfjuil and cliilll
For mo, from Juno to Jiin
Jly Dolly's words nro swoet ns urds
Ilcr laugli h liko a tuuo:
With a lioy, etc.
Brpak, break to honr, O crocus-spearl
Oh. tall Lont-lilios, flama!
Tlioro'll bo n briilo nt Eastcr-tido,
And Dolly is her nntno.
With a hoy, Dolly! ho, Dollyl
Dolly shall ba mlno
Beforo tho fjray is white with May,
Or blooius tlio eglantine.
lusd'ii Dobsnn, in llarpcr's Mtigazine.
JIUMOK OF THE DAY.
Somobody says lugcr bccr is Tcutonic.
Ilill-collccting is casier said than
Why is n grcat Dorc liko a bce? IJoth
nppcar bcst wlicn lcaving.
It's much casier to lay plans than it is
to hatch thcm. Sjiringjield Xeict.
"Truth cruslicd to carth will risc
ngniu" provided thc ycast is not sour.
AVhat is thc diffcrcncc betwcen tho
North and South Pole ? All the difTer
cnco in the world.
I!ob Ingersoll's middlo namo is Green.
I'erhups that's thc reason ho thinks he
will novcr burn. New York Journal.
Thc diffcrcncc betwcen advertising
and advcrtiser is, the formcr always pays
w h'lc thc lattcr somctimcs does not.
"I'm down to bcd rock," said a Pitts
burg husband, ns ho swaycd the cradlc
containing liis howling son and hcir.
I'ittxbiirij Tdeijnqih .
Tho 'Washington milkmcn arc not nl
lowcd to ring liclls, ns they disturb tho
slunibers of tlic policcmen. They might
bo nllowed to uso dumb-bells. Hnvannah
" No sir, my daughter can ncver be
yours." "I don't want hcr to be my
daughter!" brokc in tho young ardent.
" I want hcr tobc my wifo." New York
Thc Connecticut hoy who has n third
arm growing out of the back will bc ablo
to scrntch himsclf betwcen tho shoulder
blades without rcsorting to thc con.cr of
I'i'ofcssor of chcmistry: "The sub
stuncc you sce in this vial is thc most
dcadly of all jioisons. A singlo drop
iluccd on the tonguo of a cat is cuough
to kill thc strongcst man."
'Wc bave struck smoothcr road,
havcn't we ("' nsked a passcnger of a con
ductor on an Arknnsaw rnilway. "No,"
rc)licd the eonductor, "we havc onlyrun
oll the track." Arknnsaic Trnrtlcr.
It is cstimatcd that ovcr (100,000 tons
of jiapcr urc madc in this country cvcry
ycar, nnd yct tlic man who shavcs him
sclf has to liunt around for ovcr liftccn
minutcs beforc hc can find n pieco that
he dare wipo his lather upon.
" Oh, no, I don't objcct to the quality
of your buttcr," said tho customer to thc
groccr. "It's not that, but my wife
complains that thcrc in't cnough hair in
it to mukc n rcspcctablc switch, but a
good deal too much to mako it palata
ble." The ncwsjiaper foreman got n mnrriage
notico among a lot of items headed
" Ilorrors of 188:1," and tho Norristown
Ihrahl says: "When thc editor learncd
that the groom's incnmo was only soveu
dollars a wcek, he said it had bettcr rc
maiu undcr that head.
"Oh, I'm rcal glad to see you, Ciccly,
clear. I'm mzled to know what to givc
Charles for a Christnms present." "Has
he proposcd yct ?" "Why, no ! "Whnfs
that to do with a Christmas prcscnt ?"
"Oh, nothing. Only I'm haviug a plastcr
east of my hand mado for Georgc. Pcr
haps ho will take a hint, you know."
Ho Cnrrieil Malclics.
Thc Pittsburg (Penn.) J)ipatch says
that a man of lettcrs was smoking and
chatting with a phvsician on'n lludson
I rivcr ferry-boat, when a stranger stcpped
I up and nsked for a light, " l.et mo givc
1 you a niatch, replied the iniu of letters,
adding after his pctitioner had with
drawn: " I don't know how you feel
about it, doctor, but for my part I very
much dislike toput the cnd of my cigar
back into my lnouth nfter it has becn
fingcrcd by Tom, Dick, or llurry, I
always carry matches with me, and make
it n point to oiler one of thcm instca 1."
"Andquito right you urc," snid tho
doctor. "Ibelioe thut somo of the
worst discases can bo conveycd by ono
man to anothcr through the contlict of
his lingcrs with n borrowcd cigar. I
pcrsonully know of a caso whcre varioloid
was transmittcd by mcans of a 2 bill,
and I lirmly believc that varioloid and
things much worsecan passfroni n inau's
lingcrs into a cigar, nnil thenco into tho
smoker of it."
Nitro-glyccrine is mado by ndding,
drop by drop, nitric acid of a certain
spccilic gravity to glycerino inimeised in
n freezing mixture. An nmount of sul
jdmric neid is thcn ndded to tho mixturo,
it bcing still kcpt nt a very low tempera
ture. Tho oily nitro-glyccrinc that lloats
on tho top of tho acid liquid is thcn
takcn oll, nnd it is rcady for uso. Giant.
powder or dynamitc i mado by niixing
nitro-glyccriuo with iufusoiial porous
carth. Gun cotton is mado by stecping
cotton liber for forty-eight hours iu a
mixturo of ono part of sulphuric ncid
with thrco of nitric ncid. It is thcn
wnshed iu running wnter and dricd.
Thero nrc about 700,000 kcrncls of
whcnt to n bushcl.
Tho last cxccution,of Qunkcrs iu IJ03
ton took placo in 1001,
Tlio Hhakcrsarc tho oldest Communist
society in tho Unitcd Stntes.
; They havo built n lcmplo nt lienarc, in
India, to n lot of sacrcd monkoys.
Darwinism is growing.
Sir William Tliomson, of Glasgow, dc
clarcs that, in his opinion, man hns a
scvcnth sense, a magnetic scnsc, which is
nfTcctcd by thc action of elcctricity.
IIouso building is nn nffair of so much
spiritual iinportancc nnd elaborntion iu
Durmah and Siam that thero arc bulky
treatiscs on tho sub.icct, containing miu
uto instructions 011 the propitiation of all
mnnner of demons.
In somc of thc pnintings nnd wovcn
dcvices of tcxtilc fabrics mado by tho
nncicnt Pcruvians (who wcrc a nation of
caricaturists) comicnl dclineations of cats
and birds arc common. In somo of theso
ligurcs tho tnil of tho nnilnal tcrininated
in a binl's head.
Tho Iirst )ublic clock was raiscd on a
towcr t Pndua, in Italy. A fnmous
stnking clock was placcd on a towcr nt
Eologna in l:WC. From Itnly thc invcn
tion was carricd to Francc and Gcrmany,
nnd in 1304 Paris for thc iirst timo pos
sesscd a public clock. It wns set up 011
a towcr of thc king's palacc, and was
built by Gcrman workmen.
Thc firc-lly, so frcquent in thc warm
summer nights, is n wonderful crcature.
Prcscott tclls us thut when tho Spanish
invndcrs wcro marching upon 31cxico
they campcd onc night 011 n rising bit of
land ncar thc city, 'and as tho darkncss
set in numerous inoving lights becamc
visiblc 111 thc vnllcy below. Column u)on
column sceined rushing to nnd fro, mnrch
ing nnd countcrmurching. Tho soldicrs
wcrc hnpresscd with thebelicf thatn vast
nrmy, carrying llambeaux, was inoving
upon thcm; they nishcd to nrms, only to
iind tho moving lights the lantcrns of in
Thc old stylc Irish harp wns about
four fcct high, had no pcdnls, nnd wns
strung to tho back with strups. Tho one
belonging to King Urian Iloruc, who was
killed at thc battlo of Clontarf in 1014,
is.still prcscrvcd in tlio mueum at Trin
ity collcge, Dublin. It is black with
age, aml polishcd, but wonn-eatcn. Thc
old rclicisudoined withsilverornamcnts.
Thc king's son, Tcaguc, took tho harp to
Komo after tho battlo, nnd prescnted it
to thc I'opo, togctlicr with thc crown
nnd regalia that had becn worn by his
fathcr. A succecding popc gave it to
Hcnry VIII., togctlicr with tho title of
I'Dcfendcr of thc Fuith," and Hcnry gave
it to the Earl of Clnnricarde, in whose
family it was held until tho beginning
of the eightccnth ccntury. It thcn passcd
through several hands, nntil 17SG, when
tho collcge bceame its owncr.
A l'roccssion of Sun-Spots.
Evcrybody who watched tlio sun with
a tclcscope last sunimer must havc won
dercd at thc grcat belt of spots lying
ucross tho southern part of the disk dur
ing last half of July. Several of thc spots
and groups wcro of extraordiiiary size,
and thcir arrangcmcnt was very singular.
When thc belt extended completcly across
tho sun, thero wns visiblc at onc timc
most cvcry charactcristic form that sun
spots present, Thcrc was tho yawning
black chasm with sharply dctincd yct
raggcd cdges, vast cnough to swallow'up
tho wholc carth, with rocni to sparc, and
surrounded by n regular penumbral bor
der as cvenly shuded as nn urtist could
havo madc it; thcrc was tho doublc or
triplc spot wliose blnck ccnters, though
widcly scparated from one nnother, wcrc
tangled, as it were. in one twistcd aml
tom veil of penumbra, or connected by
long, shadowy bands; there was thc
monstrous spot of grotes(iuc form sur
rounded by a crowd of smaller sjiots
of evcn morc fnntastic shapc, and envel
oped in u broad, irrcgular penumbra as
bizarro and wonderful us themighty sun
cliasms inclocd in it; there was tho
great spot, oftcn of singular outlinc, ac
conipanied outside its shadowy borders
by ono or moro swarms of minute black
spccks pitting the white photosphcrc in
tho most extraordiiiary fashion; thero
was thc huge group, visiblc evcn to the
unassistcd cyc, nnd cousisting of half a
doen or inore largc spots interminglcd
with smaller oncs whoso nuniber seeined
to defy counting, and cnvclopcd in a
)enumbral cloak of bccoming ainplitude;
thcrc, near the cdges of thc disk, wcrc
thc crinkling lincs and beapcd-up niasscs
of facuhe, thc inountainoiis hydrogcn
llames whieli inarkcd the plnccs whcrc
tho intcnsest solar action was goingon
in short, there was a punorama in which
evciy varicty of sun-spot scemcd to be
jussing in n gigantic procession across
thc disk. And what a procession it
was! long cnough, ncarly, to reach
from tho carth to tho moon and back
again thrco times 1 J'ojmlur iZcicnct
Thc loss of snw-mill propcrty by dis
nster thc past ycar has becn thclargest in
Susplclonls not a good thlngtocultiTate.
Wo don't osk you to euspcct your old
featber bcds and halr mattrcsses. llut wo
do aslc you to cay, on your consclences,
whethcr a feathcr bcd, which contalns,
by ecientlflo tcst, nt lcost thrco pcr cent
of putrid animal matter, is tho klnd of a
bcd you wantt Wo do osk you to cay
whethcr a mattrcss mado of halr from
animals, which havo dlcd all sorts of
dcaths, ls your idca of a clcan and healtby
mattrcss t Thcn to what will you turnt
I)o wlut W. W. Brown, of W Frlenil et. norton,
did. llOBjjs: "Thel1no-I'lminemattnai bouht
nome time ugo hia Klvca me entlre luttlsi'actlon.
Jlywlfe bu lo been jreUy benoJitwl bylta uso,
At flrst I bad but lmiofajtii In IU medlcCial quall
tica, but from eierlence I bollere lt to lw ouo of tua
l,Toateet beulUi rostorln? wmclca of tho timo."
Thero is a man.an Intelllgcnt onc, too,
who dldn't suspcct bls old bods, but did sus
Ono trial and tho tablcs turned. Now lio
cuspccts his old bcds, and bcliOTCs that
l'ino-l'almlno is " ono oftbe grcatcst bcaltU
And whaA mj s ExfloT. Wm. A. Kewell,of N. J.i
M My fomllyh&veiuicd your iino.l'alioino mattroBHOS
for aeveral tuoutlis. W e nnd them oomfortabU en
durinir aud bPAltb-td1ng-, The aroma la dellKhtful,
and, all connlderationB proiwrly wclicUod, tbcy uro
Bupeiior to tho boet hair mattrtMson.''
Kononsenso about tho Clovcmor. Ho
spcaks rlght to tlio lwint. Halr mattresses
and featber bcds havo bad thcir day in bls
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