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Heme. ] "Xo such good luck," said
Oh! what is home? that street companion- " There s no chance for a h
^ ship, Earl."
> Oi life the better part; < Of course Kittie waited v(
^ The happy smile of welcome on the lip iouslv lor her next letter froi.
Upspringing from the heart. i field, and when it came she
It is the eager clasp of kindly hands, : w it-i t(.a.-> of lh?.nk>gi\..ig, I
The lons-remembered tone. . BMW tmcU ? luxvjvr luel vri
I . Ih? ready sympathy which understands say that Mrs. U ayne anu her dj
fc- All feeling by its own. , need not move pmemately f
farm, as possession would not 1
v The rosy cheek of little children pressed for several weeks.
\ To ours in loving glee; ??So, you see, the ugly Eb(
Be*' \J The presence of onr dearest, and our best, not as hateful as you imagil
No matter where we b<? Karl, when Kittie read him he
^ And, failing this, a prince may homeless live? | s ^ter.
>_ Though jjalace walls are nigh: *'He s only making a con veil
Ana, having it, a, desert shore may give : luuiutrr, ba*u j\uut% \\uo >
The joy wealth cannot buy. i prejudiced to be just. "U1 C(
x, ,, ,,, , . - | he couldn't take the l'arm righ
Far-reachitic; a, the earth s remotest span, | t j d jWjtepread^
ocean foam ?He's a bold, bad man," sai
One thought 1* sacred in the breast of man?; llTVi . , , c ,
_f. ., ,, .. .. ' There s no doubt of it. I
- j.t is the thought of home. , ,
? you wouldn't let even Hannah
That little word his human fate shall bind him favorably."
With destinies above, " Never!" said Kittie, toss
For there the home of his immortal mind curls. " Hannah is far too g
Is in God's wider love. such a wretch."
_=====_====^^ * " But she might keep the far
- . . ' ? "Xot at such a sacrifice," int(
CSANCH. | Kittie. " Please don't talk al
man, Leshe; you know how
!a bu nS, garner;] bl?he dav before her wedding
medKittte p ayne. as she looked up . ^ - fc , from
the letter m her hand, and fid(L Mrs w ^
ckshed awav the mdtgnant tears Whic i:inawmv b ' on
had gatnered thickly on her long, dark occasioi and ?islml hcr ,,
"\Th-it is a shane*" asked a soft ever-v haPPiness- She conclu
*v hat is a siiame as^ea a son . that Ebenezer Crancl
languid voice, and a tall, handsome _ , , ++ ^ ^ *1 * ,
-+i i vi' yer had written to sav that hi
voung man. with dark blue eves and * ,
n j . ~4. ~ ~ and wite would be at Merrinelt
a blonde mustache, came out from ? i, + n
? , , , * ,, i . , or two later, but requesting tn
under the shade of the elm trees which , B >. * . . ? . .
bordered the road, and leaned care-: "
lessly over the garden gate near which ! n 1 eir tirrna^
Kittie stood. j " ^00rHannah's last chance i
" Oh, Leslie," exclaimed Kittie, with j Earl, when Kittie told liii
a quick blush, and smiling through her ! rier mother had written. " SI
tears, " I didn't know vou were there.! save the ^arm by marrying he]
When did you come?" * I seems? as he has a wife already
" Just a moment ago," answered \ " think that any girl shou
Leslie Earl, " and when I saw you j ^en willing to marry him
coming down the walk, reading that; Kittie.
letter, I concluded to wait here for j '-^ie wedding came off wi
toil I prefer to interview you here," ' P?mP an(' ceremony; for Mrs
with a wave of his hand that took in I insisted on giving a sub
rose-bush, elms and circular beds of I breakfast to the guests, and the
heliotrope and verbenas, "to stifling taken pains to invite ev
in that abominable, stuffy little parlor j f?r miles around. There wa
of Deacon Smith's, where his rigid-; feasting and merry-making, <1
"* ? "* j ** i ot>/l a tre t ooli a p o y 1 "wiicf
laced ancestors leer aown at me. ^
Kittie laughed, then grew* sober in- bury mid a shower oi" rich
stantlv. I slippers. They were to take a
" Tell me what troubles vou, Kit- two weeks among the mountai
tie?" said Earl. "I have alright to 11:lkes of the and then
know your every thought now." i home by way of Merrifield, fo:
" I am not so sure about that," said ! was yerv anxious to see her
Kittie; " but, of course, I will tell you an(* *ier sisters.
this, for it may affect our future very ! " if .vou desire it, Kitti<
materially. I mav not be able to marrv 1 Earl, indulgently, " we will
you after all, Leslie, for my mother j mother, Hannah and little Man
may need me to work for her." I with us to the old home."
" I will work for your mother if any-; " I don't see anything else to '
thing of the sort is necessary," said J just at present." said Kittie;
Earl " 1 certainly shan't give you j don't like to burden you with t
up, no matter what happens. But 11 port of so many, Leslie. Oh, th;
understood from vou that vour mother ful Ebenezer Cranch! If he ha
m was comfortably situated on a farm j existed mother would have 1
somewhere." farm for her own.'1
" But she is to lose the farm," said * * * * *
Kittie. " I was wondering why I did It was a warm day in the mi
. not hear from her, for she usually July when the newly-married
writes me a letter twice a week, but I reached Merrifield. Kittie had
never imagined anything was wrong, to Hannah to meet them at tJ
And now, after waiting ten days, I get road station, and that worthy sj
the worst kind of answer. My cousin j who was a dozen years oldeLti
Acn xv jlh-whprn Tr>T* 7 ta-V *.? <
.... xui Wive i and light wagon.
86* veairs. died a wee"k "ago, after aix illness ! " Oh, Hannah, I am so glad
r\-f at>1v o Vinnra ami hp bns left i vo1*'' cried Kittie. as she rus
I VI VJUIJ u XV ?I ? , % -
the farm, live-stock and all his money ei ibraceher sister.
to Ebenezer Cranch, the son of his only " But didn't the Cranches <
sister. Mother is to have only the asked Hannah.
furniture of the house. Isn't it a "The Cranches!" repeated
shame'? How could he be so cruel*? wonderingly.
And what is mother to do?" "Yes, they were to cornet
" One question at a time, please," said Hannah. " I received ;
said Earl, ' and give me some explana- from the lawyer last night."
tion., I don't exactly understand. Why " How unfortunate," said pf
should this Ebenezer Cranch have the ! tie. " I hoped to escape th(
property? What was the nature of liis j know I shan't be able to treal
claim on your cousin*?" j with common civility."
" He had none at all save his rela-1 " But they haven't come
tionship," said Kittie, emphatically, j Hannah, as the train steamed
"3?ore than twenty years ago?before 1 leaving only an old man and a
I was born?he lived with Cousin Asa I the platform. " I suppose
at the farm for a time. But his father j changed their minds."
was a worthless, wretched creature, | " I am glad they did," said Ki
tvi.rt wwiW stav lon^ in one ! she climbed into the wasron. 4
place, and he soon took his wife and j it may never be my lot" to loo
boy away, and Cousin Asa never saw i the face of that hateful E
them afterward. "When father died, Craneh."
Cousin' Asa sent for mother, and gave The farmhouse was soon r
us all a home. He was very old, and and the tears sprang to Kittie
she gave him the most devoted care, as she noted the beauty of the
and now he has left everything to that fields stretching away on either
Ebenezer Cranch. Why. he didn't even it, and the luxuriance of theshi
know where he lived! He left direc- in the garden. For she thoug
tions with a lawyer to find him." soon the place was to pass ii
" It is a shame," said Earl, slowly, hands of strangers.
* " I don't blame you for feeling badly, A well-spread table, loadei
Kittie. But perhaps it will all come everytliing in the way of eatii
out right in the end. Don't worry." the farm could afford, await
"How can it.come right?" cried hungry travelers in the gre;
Kittie. " Oh, that hateful Ebenezer kitchen, where the large windov
Cranch!" . shaded by fragrant honeysuckl
"Now, that isn't just," said Earl, and the door screened from the
B* " He isn't to blame for his uncle's ! stately elms nearly a century ol
-f ' whim, you know, and he may be a very | But Kittie's brow contrac
good sort of fellow." she saw that there were plates
| "I doubt it," said Kittie. "Probably seven.
a gawky, ugly, disagreeable fellow, "You see, we fully expecte
who will make himself hated at Merri- nezer Cranch and his wife," sa
field. And of course he won't have "Wayne.
- ambition or brains enough to manage "I am not anxious to see the
the farm. It will all run to decay." who could marry Ebenezer C
Earl laughed. said Kittie. " The man and tt
ggK "Come now, Kittie," he said; "let combined would be the death
. me make a prophecy. You'll] throw ordinary mortal."
me over and save the farm for your "When supper was over Ea:
moth^- yet by marrying that very Ebe- out into the garden to smoke
- . nezer'Cranch." leaving his wife to talk to her
"I wouldn't have him if he was and sister. And Kittie had p
"covered witfe tuamonas,: sitia juiuc. taut aoout, iur u n?u uc~u u.
^ " And you know, Leslie, that I -wouldn't year since she had left home
give you up for any other man living." charge of the district school ne;
" Dear love," said Earl, kissing her; Canterbury. She was in the n
" I know how true you are. But still," an account of her wedding wh
with a teasing laugh, " I do feel a lit- came suddenly in at the kitche
tie shaky when I think of the fascina- " The Cranches have come,"
ting Ebenezer." | abruptly.
^ . > "You may be sure I shan't sleep a ; "The Cranches!" repeatedfo
? wink to-night for thinking of him," | nine voices in different tones
p said Kittie. " Of course he will turn j prise.
mother right out. and where is she to j " Yes; come into the parlor
go?" [ them," said Earl.
"Come in and sing tome," said Earl,; " Are they in the parlor? !
" VKornvra?- " I lot tlwvr.i in"'*' f'
iXilU JLVi^CV/ tkk/uub , JVV
So arm-in-arm they walked up the j der how they happened to com*
box-bordered path and entered the : time. I know there is no trai
I house, where Kittie tried to coax some i 5 o'clock, and it is nearlv
_ melody from the wheezy little piano j now."
which Mrs. Smith had bought in her "Oh, Leslie, what are the;
it- JSt girlhood. askkl Kittie.
. Kittie was the teacher of the dis- " The wife is a very pret
fejgP trict school, of which Deacon Smith j woman," answered Earl! " 15:i1
B was a trustee, and Earl was a lawyer j zer is a great, ugly, awkward
in the large town of West Canterbury, j laughing.
Ei two miles distant. He had an excel- j " I knew it," cried Kittie.
lent practice, and was well able to; an intuition that he would
support a wife; so when he fell in ' that. You know I always
k love with pretty Kittie Wayne there j Leslie."
- were no difficulties in the way of an i 44 You'd better come into the
early marriage. The wedding had said Earl. " It isn't polite 1
been set for the hist week in June, for , them alone so long," and he led
Kittie's school closed on the loth, and ! through the hall "followed by t
1?-1 ;?* 3 -J nr.aTT-io/3 frATll I nvinion
sue iictu mwmueu lu W "v? , ?> viu^^.
her cousin's home in MerriSeld. But j " Where are they ?" asked ]
now death had changed her plans very , they entered the parlor ; for tl
materially; and after Earl had listened , was empty. " Oh, Leslie, ho
to all the ballads with which Kittie j you hoax us so!"
M was familiar, he easily persuaded her j * Earl slipped his arm aro
to promise to be married quietly at the ; wife's waist and drew her i
good deacon's at the time appointed. > large mirror which hung betv
? '''It is unlucky to postpone a wed- two front windows.
1 ding," said Earl, as he argued the ques- j " This is Ebenezer ('ranch's
jhj-- tion, " and of course you can do a he said, nodding toward Kittie
great deal more for your mother when tion. " Don't you think her j
gp ^S^ou are" my wife. "Who knows, we ; little woman V Bow to her
;v" \^yOutwit that Ebenezer Cranch ! her you're ashamed of having
Kittie. j " Leslie, what on earth do you; THE GIVE-AWAY
tw ease, mean V" cried Kittie. 44 Have you!
; gone orazv?" Easily Hnmbnsced People-.
i - xot in the lea>t." .?aid Karl. ' Sit V"r*;?" ?f,he v
i\ | .. . : C un be Successfully I)?ip;
11 \f<*rri- down and I will cxnlam matters to
rl'r it v' ?f ??tiresilMarti..:V I trust." " .*??* ,*" >
'or K!,c- ' W!:?i t!?-y ? < ? ?U ??t?l about }vas sc-Uiug j?velrv froin
"itton to k?n he ^aid: i?w., n? u-jwnu ?-ji
vughters "My lather's n::iije was Stephen Constitution, "the
ruin the : afid I was named Ebenezer L?s- are t,ie easiest hum)
be taken . some revered ancestor, I su?>- *n l!ie ^'orld? It is true
I pose. When I w.is tniy a year old my helped to humbug them a
nezc-r -s ! smother married Samu-ri ("ranch, and as the 'Average man."
ie," said j V(-'ry naturally I was called ny the " you tell us s<
t moth- j nailie of my stepfather as I grew up. experience in that line'?''
! "W e lived for several years on this '
lience of ' farm with t'nele Asa, and then my j " Wc]1? >*ou w?uld lai
,v;is too ; father moved to Oregon. There h"e ' wIi:lt fools people make c
mrse. if ; deserted my mother, who died j sometimes. About two
* ' - - ^v:ic ilnivn in l-irnn?wir?fc
t off he i:l .ve;ir A was out, "-r:;
; enough then to appreciate the ;l "'How running a per
id Ear].! wrongs she had suffered, and I prompt-1 ?arne> but which was 1
suppose ^ di'opped the name of the man I had a?(l out steal _I ever h
look on k'arned to despise and hate, and took j Pian was simple, an
: my own. I never had liked the name ! uf the ver.v ^est people
incr her j of Ebenezer, so I thought I might as i flocketl to give him a trial
ood for well drop that, too. So I began a^ain ! a store and put a show <
as Leslie Earl, and have been called so ! counter in tlie center. !
ni if " ever since. It was a great surprise to ; case had, I know, ]
>rrupt*d me t0 hear tbat Inv Allele Asa had left of ten and twenty-dollai
iout the : me his property,'and a still greater Piled in a heaP in one c
I hate I surPrise to learn that the young lady t!ie other about tlie sam<?
| to whom I was engaged to be married silver dollars. A dice-bo:
r Kittie : "vvas ln-* ancle's second cousin. And completed his outfit. B
' Merri- ' when I heard her abuse poor Ebenezer adyllar a man had one th
>ver her ' Cranch so fiercely I determined to play dice- If he threw six s
e ffreat! a practical joke on her. Tell me, Kit- the entire Pile of ?ol(1; if
auo-hter do y?u think I succeeded? And j aces 'ie was entitled to <
ded bv ' h?w do yoxi like the appearan,, of 'the . course, no one ever t
l's law-1 ^ateful Ebenezer' ?" ;2&;l sixes, neither was it possi
s client I sP*te of her chagrin at having ac.es *? come a^ a hur
I a week ! oeen so completely hoaxed, Kittie felt j ^?llt;.as well expect to <
at Mrs 1 that she could afford to he teased, for j '-ohtning from a cloudless
1 house 1 ^ie termination of her troubles was I da- as throw six aces;
I u.. j an impossibility, that's al
' ao ucil;u> cio me vi. a xaii > icuc. /? n t i i
j - fellow made several liur
sgone," and left.
11 what i Gambling in New York. " Did you e\ er hear of
? cm.'t | "Guth," the Xew York correspond- j?t0/"1;1* ml? iU'5
r foe, it ; enj. 0? t^e Cincinnati Commercial, in '.ie, ,l v0r" ,, . e sfr
: . one of his letters savs : Gambling is ?iat as an old story of coj
}$ bav<? booming in New York. In the belt clcmn ,at ir^'
! said across bounded by Park place on the af>' when a fellow came
... , north and Liberty street on the south ^ l)p,e * , f ?'tJ^eJJ*!
c -+lf there are no less than seventeen games - e* J1 , .. . J*
in full blast every week day from
stantia!, eariv in the afternoon until 10 o'clock
; aeacon and sometimes until midnight. There \n ^ ? ?
en one only two or three of these that run i' f -,1 1 *
s ch on a bank as small as $5,000. Their j ^ Jr"
nd Mr. i ,-..1 >>;+'< 1 a nno on/i fhoronro i bottle ot cologne to gi\
i t'iree or f?ur of them with double that | fme^* ^ e^' s^r? the
^151 amount constantly in the drawers to ! box' a*d soon gathered
, ! tempt all comers ; but there is not one nie? talking, and proposec
return ! now in tlie citv that ^ necessary I f* , ore^e J10"1 liat:
r vKSi it0 have a bank of $50,000, as one big j *hat coukl be brou?
th | uptown Morrissev combination game i .r. cas<: presented
mother | did during the war. That game has Clt?v marsl,al. who wall
co,-/i now reduced its capital in liand to | a. ?reat :sP?t in . ^s rif'0;1
*' $35,000. In Broadwav and Twenty-taken out. I he
CS_ sixth street are two. at least, of the j ed a sPonge.weH saturat
3 *A i heaviest games in Xew York at this ^11.1_e a arnica, which c
I time. The proprietors of one of these ,. 0l]^ a s^ anything,
done | also run a big day game in Fulton i a ! of soap, soon had tl
" hut I i street, and during the summer season j coat entirely free from gi
he sup- J carry on the establishment formerly I ;\ a c! s<?aP s. s'an'
;u hate- j run by John Morrissev at Saratoga. I three hours, it being Sat
d never. xiie season at Saratoga is short, but j 1.n ?^.r ' , soaP"1
lad the I verv lively while it lasts, from $20,000 thirty-six dollars worth, ]
I fx c-qa aaa lioniic i which was clear profit."
w vv?,v?? u.ougiu6 u?uua w Stopping to draw a Ion:
* , Midnight suppers are no longer the jewefcy mfn continued hi
ddle 01 feature they were before the war. The J * u T t ,,
gambler may offer to the player with ^dv_ 3: am Kot unlik.
I wh?m he is acquainted a social glass th^voft(L I beUeve j
ISJ" i f Ve? SOOd^Ui,r* ?fV ^ c'Sarvbut my own tricks if I could
pmster, he no longer thinks ot tempting custom X1 _ .
play that the percentages in thebank;s ?me
to see favor with the way that the game is - I ?, Jt, a
hed to now played, do not allow a sufficient <?. ' i)Ut ? ver
margin of profit for them to indulge in ^'X^Sties
come?" any such extravagance. In one very j one m
old gaming-house on Barclay street two o fl?t = , ? =
Kittle, meals are set each digtortheempl^. of ?lk
.land partners of the house, ana I nf (hti tmvn )mv< t
;<Miav," j if any patrons are present at1 ow"*^ v ? ? a
letter the time of the meal they are j ^S5 ;l^ ^ie umbrella and
I welcome to partake, but there is no croW(^ Then I resolved
>or Kit- marked endeavor to get up a particu- j rac^e^' fellow
Jm- J j larly attractive spread. Three of the I migbty careful about \v<
s them ; i >est uptown games still have midnight *ie caught out.
suppers for their employes, at which j Played once in a town.
?" sa^ | players are invited to share, and the "The way to do it is th
[ away, suppers are not feasts. The limit of | ?* lme o0^ r^n?s which c*(
dog on the game has been much reduced since (^ar a dozen, and propo;
i they the war. Then in two or three of the v5r^s^g some big gold
i;>rfrnr rrn^npt; it wji^ to easts and ' ^c\\ i ork. X called mil
ittie, as ?400 to doubles. Xow it is down so j Grazed gold ot ban ? rai
' I hope that the highest, apart from some rare j -* W0UM show the crc
k upon exceptional cases, is onlv $100 to cases or ^v<)' an(* soon o0^ ^hen
benezer and $200 to doubles. ' First> 1 made a speech
Policy, although by no means wiped j stated my business; then .
eached, out, is very far from being what it i to offer the rings at any p:
;'s eyes -was two years ago, when nearly SCO cen^s UP' telling tliem th?
1 fertile offices flourished in Xew York. Xow I n0^ he bought fur less th
side of there are not more than 200 oflices. A i ^ars apiece at a jeweler:
rubbery feature of the lottery business now is akoiit twenty rings at t\\
rht how that. P. OO nr 400 in en and some women. I khen asked e\ erybod} hi
1-0 the are going about town constantly ped- [ve^ T?? Wasin the air
cUing tickets among their friends and drSTl e cro wd
1 with acquaintances. They penetrate into f 'Yes' ?
lg that stores, factories, meetings, lodge rooms n.?*fy' \ it ' 'f e
ed the -everywhere, indeed, that there is ?***, J?c, "
it cool hope of finding purchasers. Many of , = ' <yerv' weu'. h
vs were these persons also write policy slips,; "ir and 'twt
e vines, which are rewritten for them by some ^!, ' n ~rfm]
sun by I regu!ar office tlmt pays them a small
L ?! Pontage for their trouble. J j meant. suid t was
jaicl | ' lot of other things; but
Cultivation of Codfish. them I was advertising p
d Ebe-' The operations of the United States house, and had plenty m<
id Mrs.1 fish commission, in the direction of give away. Next I tool
" j fish-hatching and other experiments, my handsome diamond
woman are being at present carried on at ' I explained, were .uiKe
ranch," Wood's Holl, where the work has be ?n rnonds, equal to any on e;
le name done for a couple of years past. Pre-j that I was going to selj
of any vious to that time, hatching opera- j twenty-five cents up?tl
tions were carried on at Gloucester, i paid the better it would
rl wen* and millions of young codfish were set for him. Twenty studs v
a cigar, I free there. Vast numbers have been and the same speech ma
mother let loose into the ocean from the hatch- made the crowd hold up t
lenty to i&g rocks at Wood's Holl. Since this and each man got fifty ce
[most a work has been done but little, if any- had bought.
to take thing, has been seen of the cod small j " The thing began to g(
ir West fry, till now the fishermen report \ esting, and the crowd nu
lirlKt, of vast multitudes of little codfish, from j cr four hundred. Then I
en Earl \ four to ten inches in length, in the j beautiful gold-plated sJ
n door. | mouth of the Piscataqua river and vi-1 which I explained could r
he said, I cinity, at Portsmouth. Since these for less than twelve doll?
J little fish are strangers in that vicin- proposed" to sell for fift}
ar femi- i ity, it is believed by those interested giving to all who bought
of sur- j that they are " Professor Baird's fish," additional as before, eac-i
! or, in other words, that they are the ling the money gift. The
and see I first visible result of the codfish hatch- went off, as did the other
j ing experiment of tiie government was ready for the final
Did you ! under Professor Baird's direction. It crowd. The twenty pa:
I won-; is believed, and not without good rea- buttons had been sold for
1 at tills : son, that the little cod oil the Ports- and I had given back twei
n after j mouth shore were really hatched in j Lai's. ' That fellow's a
seven the government boxes at Gloucester 1 all around me, but I repl
| and Wood's Holl, and that they have j saying that last week, in
y like?" j drifted northward along the shore in j given away $1,500, and
; their natural emigration toward : ready to do it again.
k* Kttip i colder waters. Should such prove i " The crowd was perf<
; Kbene- i the true state of the ease, it cer- see what came next. Ii
fellow."'! tainly is a most happy result, chains. The chains I
j and may be the iirst step any price from $2.50
" I had I toward again stocking the waters from above that one wantet
be like j Cape Cod to the Bay of Fimdy with telling them the whi
said so, ! millions of codfish, as they once were, more they paid the bettei
I before the fisherman, in his search ! for them. I hinted tha
parlor," I after food and profit, had so nearly j would come next, and thi
co leave robbed this part of the Atlantic shore j like a lot of wild men. 1
the way! of its rich treasury of food fish. It: was to sell as many chair
he four has been discovered that the supply of j at $2.50. I had a deuce
1 oncl cn T ctinf thr
i council II ft I r U UI Ut/ Jtvcjp^ UUU CV JL *7V**W v AA V
Citty as ' by artificial propagation, the im- j and left. The dollars <
je room ; portance of what is known as the i blindly at me, and I ra
w could i shore fishery, which has grown in fifty i like chaff. Tlien I got o
| years from a few cargoes in winter to ! " Previously I had prei
und his J sell frozen, to thirty million pounds at | red silk handkerchiefs
nefore a j this port alone l:ist year, can be | and as soon as the chains
reen the ; doubled again in a few years, the gov- j I took the money, and, in
| ernment has been well paid, and Pro-' of the crowd, tied it all
; wife," ; fessor Baird has done a noble work.? ' and, after making a spe<
's refiec-1 Boston Herald. j to throw the bundle to t
i Drettv ! I the best man to take.
and tell' Cobalt was first discovered in JL f-5'6.! I purposely aroppea rue
abused '^he mincs producing it are in Sweden,, my little box by my side
I Saxony and Bohemia. i had the other haridkercl
GAME. ! one was ten dollars ia'silver, and some A- TEERIBLE PI
I paper to make it stand out and look j how the watched Con
\ streetFaicir'* like the one I had dropped. All this ? -wutaiiy tj
vhicii a crowd ijgga arranged beforehand, of ; When a convict i
, ! course. "With a whosp I slung the | ^??Sec^ *n Siberia he
a man who , arounci ]CV head after stooping to ! courtyard and stripp
* (,r-" 8??ds j pick it up where I had first dropped j Then each hand and ;
the Atlanta ( ^ aGC| Up ^ went into-the air. Great reversed musket. A
it tue Ameri-j jieavens j voa should- have seen the, pf the stock of either
. litpi it dose up under nis
nigged of any ! mob! j never saw,? anything u^e , manner the convict 1
. and I have { jt_ xhev fought like tigers over tne , ^ will of the soldie:
bout as much ; handkerchief, while I took occasion to | mav be incnne
! leave the spot. I had also arranged -o . time compelled
nme of your bring the thing to a comax about the bent Qver AU the s
asked a man i tjme the Albany trainyleft, so l a~ j risQn are then made
| driven at once to the' depot. I vi as | takg their places in
.igli to knov.* jUSt $280 ahead. But I got a er> j stretching aCross tlv
jf themselves ! Weak in the knees while waiting at j ^ree or four feet ap
years ago 11 the depot. I was a little too soon, and : .g armed with a s
where I saw {ab0Ut a dozen youngs men ran up, ^oxm this "green
lectly square | ^^2 the very misc-aef of a noise, the tw0 files of soldiei
the nv>.it out j -which I thought was |pr me, and victim is compelled t
eard of. ^ Ilis j pr0Ved to be true. Tbgy saw me and
ti came arouncl me, laughing and knock-i wuueeverj' mausum
1 TTr rpntVi ing each other like crazv men. I blow on the back wit
' ' , i didn't know what on > earth was the is as much as any sole
In ti^shmv ; matter until ^ey finally told me it to miss his blow. It
mv hat fiiii i was the best J*oke thair imd ever been lsh punishment.
. -y,, . j played on Brunswick,. .nm2- -although Two thousand stro
. ? ( c]C01ms' I they had been victimizeri, they wanted ias iscaHgl, are aba
2 J?a m j to assure me it was all right.." dinary man can poss
'{ nri civ fi V I " 1 had sold the cbainj to nearly all 7et sentences of 3,00C
the best men in Brunswick, some of even 6,000 strokes are
row with ti them paying me as high as $5 fori The last named amou:
} 1ip , '1,e them. I was satisfied to leave, and had ! tence to slow and ago
1 ro,-?""o Vnn tiiair rmt it rlnwn I is so understood. A I'l
n6 m* S1X < f?r a fact that any average American been known of men v
ill the silver. crowj cun iJe humbugged the same 4,000. and 5,000 stroke
.hrew all the -way everv dav in the week." alive, but generally it
ble to get tne I I a few days longer in
ich. A man Milk as a Curative Agent. then pass away.
1 had to choose milk for a delicate . the first few
'it *i'c -ii.nn t i inv;llid there are many things I should . r.er" ', e P(
I! \, th | want to know which in all probability s .e1b a^. ?roaf.s re
iJ??e "honest" dairyman would deem awhile all sensation
dollars , ; tinent Let m*c collch ies he man passes along,
how in tto poBtat language-1 am master
,-j" i of- I would want to .inow the cow J r: . "
' mm Inmr I was housed and feel, and even bedded, homble mfl.etion n
;,rS r "-"'I how often she was milked; and I the half-senseless
eral' months would like also to see h?r ladyship, so along the course by
era! months ., . T i ? -u * i j insr the muskets, ant
?l?n? 'Ulat-1. o 1 ???? abOT:t her age and ^
n T? """7"! condition. ?sut nere is sometmng mat ? ,
?f fhifS t"e dairyman 1135 ncthins to frfh ?0\u T
1* with. He may deliver the milk at the I ?ead be^ he'r,ea'^
iW w^nnpri door into the hands of xoar immaculate me, and the blows
* f?? maid, both rich and "pure and sweet, npon the senseless in
,?, S ?nd ?ot half an hour drawn from the . J"*" a tim has
, , <*>* The milkman may look like a fu" sentence, or som:
. it mMVi ^ duke in disguise, both the pail and the ] oe ors apprize the e
f' ? j measure may seem made of burnished '' 'ls impending, t
d\\ got on a TV.??. over to the care ot tlu
i ,?r?.,vi y,,. silver, and tlie former may. apparentlv , , . . .,
a crowd by . ' . . ,, a wet sheet is thrown
I to take out I . e , .^?es 0 & | ' a ? reT back, and he strides
- ceived it, where does vour servant ,. . .
ht Z The Pl^e In scullery or larder? Surely rautt< >S ^es, '
th! ! not- If sl'e does so, hint to her that a c"uc,!l S anmS m !
milk has the power to absorb obnox- a. ^ IX1.je sfe''ere
r- icli/irl Tho fircr PAlir
Y/o Sious gasses and effluvia, from the air I +1 """a "l"" '?"*
'V ,1":;11 J1? I around it ana ao not yourself forget i ^ntl* doctors gel
I Hi , ' 1 that the purest butter that ever was I)a K,n.,ls. ? ^ 011
eel w it si ben- , r. . . . , , , w ood that have been
f itself win, made may become tamtMana poisoned
and by using | "Zit ol>J,;ct'onable sur" Ldition of the back
ease^^That1 Comes now the question of the Oi- exquisite agom dou
,l1n' t ? I gestibility of milk. ??"?allnu5t 35 mucl
unliv and ) ^ glance at a table of the composi- ! . ,
uruaj ana a a~ , , , ,, 1 A man who has on
nnT1 l?r1 ?a1/1 tion of cow s, asss and goat s milk ? . ' , "
ne-irlv all of wouW naturally convey the impression er,[or? , "
all oi that that of ?oat- ,s ae Pichest carry the marks of te
r hr^ith <-hA This is so, but it is on th at account the n. llb ,} . "P
> breath'the I ? nf occim,ifl?nn Tt. ,an. sterna! pains rack hi:
s interesting I ~ ; , y and he sutlers ail ti
can humbug i not- <*?rf?re. be r??mmended for the d L
? the rest of i * * 14 ? ? Sreat the remembrance" of
rould bite at. *? <f of ?*? are just beonly
set in ! Smn g regain strength after long, ?
aswick, 6a., WiH-of boat's Pret?ns at eir "?
enrre on the diet consisting largely 01 goat s th will show bv ,
e term the ??^ould restore many a eonvates- hueof tUe face wfth
. ," i cent far more speedily to health with- , , h t, ,
. mighty fine t the aiJ of ^mg/thim anrthing I S
y dangerous i...... Af 3 * ? flashes from their eyes
* , v. ? I know of. __ hrances still rankle in
i uau ueeu j a course of goat's mili may otten |
'ne^iSftrm be taken Avith advantage in the au- Snakes in
,rs leifon bv 1 tu,T,by.tll0S? who.suffer mu? f m ! One of the m<r,t pr?
hr'ew rotten i COl ?unng the winter m0^hs' b"fc rible ideas connected
broke ul the ^',h0 do n0t Car? to ?ake co?"llver 0lL with India is the ext
on the Siv? Th<; eXtmCt ?f maIt wel1 life there from poison
has to be Wlt? lttis/lt0?icadjunc1tj The- ^ cording to the gove
3rkin- it or ?"ght to, ^ taken on the principle of which are doubtless u
It can only . ? ??en' not drunlc wholesale over the true figures,
Ass s milk contains a larger propor- than 15>496 persons
i<5. Get a lot tion of water' more lactine' and less I snakes within the 1
* l oil and rasem. This is the reason it i Tmiia rn 1877 the n
?e to be -id- 1S so ^similated, and is so often 777; in 1S78 it was 1(
concern in 'prescribed bv the Ph>'sician tor Pa" was 17,-388 and in 18
le the Teat tients who have delicate digestions. The fact is, that the r
icisco stated 1 11 is Possible that ifc ma.v be of a some" i men killed bv snakes
)wd a thins i what to?laxative nature for some> but tremely small-doubt
ii interested !*s eas^*v correc^- proportion to the totii
in which I' ??ws milk most invalids can take, persons as in Eurt
[ commenced ^ *s ?^en an advaQtaSe to give it in During twelve v<
rice from two conjun-tion with a little aerated water; deaths by snake
it thev could and in cases where has a tendenc>' in the " Britisl
an four dol- to lurn sour or disaSree with the India, and soldiers
s I let out stomach' [t should be mixed with a careless and more e:
, little lime-water. It should be re- | other class of white:
0, ce1n1' j ^ i membered, however, that lime-water been in the country
o had boug.it j mus^ no^ ^e taken for any length of but one European
' t time without intermission, or evil re- cause, and he was in ;
. ?.w's ! suits way follow. Cream, if taken in Delhi. I have not
' this is your j fresh in the morning, and if it can be ten snakes in nearly a
iiuu ;i dozen, j we^ borne?which it usually can?is an most of those were
ely for the j excenent tonic and restorative. It dwellers in any rattl
again in ; s]10u]<j be taken with oreakfast, and America could tell bij
eres t\\ent\ , more fresh it is, and the more than the average In
jnty cents lor | g00(1 an(I pUre the milk from which it it is true that twenty
id the crow d. | ])een taken, the better will be the a large number, but;
rlpr w hnr nn , . % .*
f*r*i7v anrl a ' result- Ine creaui 01 S0llL s muiv 1U,UUU 01 tlie popuiai
' I onlv told iis l)robabI>' better than even that of who die are of a class
roods for niv ithe C0W* int0 an-v contact i
;re things to i milk is ver^ nutriti?us> but? They are the inhabits
k up some of ccmrse> bein? deprived of a large pro- native villages sc
studs which j portion of cream, it is not calculated to thousands through*
George dia- sustain the animal heat so well. The lieutenant-gove
tii etc and ' ^ not ever>* invalid who can take the province whe
I them from buttermilk, but it has, nevertheless, half these deatl
le more one 'mucb to recommend it. as a cooling says: "The mortality
be of course > nutl"itive summer drink. I might al- is attributable to the
,*ere soon out ! mos^ claim for it tonic properties ; the people of this cc
tie Then i ' however, there is no doubt that taken ventable by them if 1
;he diamonds an bour or two be*ore an>" ?f tlieordin- to cliange this mode
nts ba<-k who ar^ mea^s tIie day, when a feeling of preventable in no otl
emptiness and fatigue is experienced, as the people allow tl
*t verv inter- ^ is &reat service. The delicate surrounded by rani
ti,roo should have it as fresh as possible. bricks and rubbish, ;
got out some J Milk, talking physiologically, is de- this natural abode
.eeve-buttons, j mulcent, and therefore of great"service night without a light
lot be bought j in many cases of cough and lung irri- out any protection f
irs. These I j tation, as well as in dyspepsia. I need lon? will they be exp
t cents each; j hardly say a word about the virtue of I snake-bites. The re
half a dollar | milk as a medicine for those suffering I people in respect to t
li time doub-; from consumption. In this casa it dinary precautions ;
: buttons soon ; ought to be drank warm from the cow; of this kind is so muc
things, and I j it is certain then to be unadulterated, tional character, that
'bite' at the Too much of it can hardly be taken, ernment can do is lit
ir of sleeve-! so long as it agrees. effect any substant
half a dollar, j jn all kinds of internal irritabilities, ^a7nes Madge.
nty silver dol- even in dysentery itself, milkisinval- a Corsican
fooi I heard . uable, and the emollient effects of milk Antonio Batistelli,
led to this by , warm from the cow are well marked I many vears the terr
.Macon, I had ; in cases of chronic or winter cough. ' Ronoso and the .Mont
that I was Harper's Weekly. ' | eaj has been kille(L
;ctlv crazv to , T ? Batistelli belonged to
t was watch i An Invention "North $60,000. ! the Corsicans "hones
was to sell at: About six months ago a cavalry I lsto sa.), he had kille<
to anvthing i soldier at the Walla Walla garrison ! (luarr?1 and jKl(l bv"
1 to {five I invented a breech-loading army car- lrom justice, liung i]
le that the Ihine- He was recently ordered to "pofn Av.hat lie cou.ld
it would be j Washington to submit the improved c en'Jf; a?d ev
t the watches : weapon to the secretary of w^ and a sjmpa.hclic foe
s let them off ;1)0111,11 of officers appointed to consider J lost Ins title to
die trick now ! and report upon its merits. The com- ;10n?st bn?and ,JJ r
is as possible ! mittee approved the arm, and on their i e P,e?\an+Is ?. ,
: of a lot of rePf)rt the soldier received $60,000 out ! ?a!,reso^ ed tliat
m out right! of the national treasury for his inven- 1 ?ea; 11"^nT0f)!)?rtl!n
-? i Batistelli roboed a do
Syjr*; I at the vuirjo ot v.v;
ut of cha' ln ' ^ recent explosion in Paris of the I lowed to a tavern, v.
>irwl fu-.filifr boiIer of a ^one-boiling establishment ! mect a fellow brigan
exactly ol'k scattcrecI the contents of the building j The gendarmes, hea
were"-11 ?sr?M far ancl wide? and revealed to the [ v-'ho h&d been woun?l?
i the nresp astonished Parisians the fact that pigs : surrounded the tavei
UD tofrjhpr : were fed on aPastc made of flesh of t0 prevent Cerati ma
ech T)rono Pri hor'ses killed at Kna-ker's Jards of the I the mountains. Ba
' 1 1 citv. and so presumably diseased in ! stood his ground and
.he crowd for mJst jnstances. ! at the gendarmes, i
VV lnle talking : i took effect, and lie
; bundle into j The annual payment for salaries in ! zouave, who, it is 1
.in which I the civil service of the United States j turn fall a victim to
liief. In this : in round mimbers is $30,000:000, ; the deceased brigand':
JMSHHEM. ^ Southern California Yineyard. T1
reared ? SiberIa arc It was the mature vintage season
Ya ?pvptp1v now ^ ttie country around San Jose, Useful Hints
i? tni-pn intnthp Santa Clara county, of which San Jose Ae
i 2 ?hr, ,^o;ct -is the county seat, boasts of a number! From a
i' +r> a of acres of grapevines under cultiva- j handbook i
inn lblashed to a . p. * , ,T n 1 ,!
soldier takes hold ,tlon (somethmg over eleven thousand) | phatic san
musket brinffinc larger than any but one other in the; a* bir Wxl
. armpit' Inthis state>tiiat 01 Sonoma. apa, However,; ragei, do
s draped alon<? at a*s0 to tlie nortIl? and ^os Angeles to sicians, th<
rs slow or fast as tlie south, greatly surpass it in the | and sugges
tl' and is at the nunil-)er ?f gallons of wine and brandy j Great sti
to stand sliffhtlv made- ! Dawson
oldiers of the o-ar- ^"e visited the Le Franc vineyard, | of washing
to march out and ^ieh dates from 1851 and was the J least in eve
the single files P*oneer in the way of making wine- j with cold o
e courtvard and gr<nvin? a regular business venture, i rubbing th
art E-ich man re there are about one hundred and ! a very roi
tout thick stick, seventy-five thousand vines set out?a veiling day
thousand. nerhaDS. to the acre. The ! be sponged
sireet uebweeii . , *. , * 3
unfortunate larSe' cheerful farm buildings are upon j the body "
0 slowly march a gent*e rise ?f ground above the area ing. It is
:es him a sounding of vines> which is nearly level. An sable for j
li his stick and it ^sacian foreman shows us through take a hot 1
tier's life is worth tIie wine cellars- A servant maid the minin
i< -iimnir a fiami bustling about the vard is a thorough which is <
ib simpiy French peasant> only lacking t?e ffiaintenan(
kes of the "plet" woo^en shoes. The long tables, set for himself be]
at all that the on- the iorty hands employed. in the vini-^body every
;iblj endure, and ap-timo, are spread with viands m Insists!
>, <000.5,000 and f"3??1? ***&* ?"
sometimes given English is spoken. At other places the and that th
at is simnlv a sen- surroundings are as exclusively Ital- shut two or
ntrnna JLJ+v, r,r>A i ian. One feels very much abroad in vocatestur
e\v instances have e scenes ?* tlHS new industry on j to tlie otl
riio have received -^merif:an soil. A certain romantic in- with coli
es and came out Merest attaches to it wherever found, run out \
was onlv to suffer The Sreat tuns in tlie wine cellars and He admits,
the hospital and a11 t{ie Pr?cesses seem delightfully of great e:s
clean. It is reassuring to see the pure say that w
blows the a^onv Juice the grape poured out in such warm, ougl
)or unfortunate's ^00^s' andto know that at this source ally into th
nd the air After SUPP1.V there is to no need, panic meml
is deadened and founcle<i in scarcity at least, of adulte- the practice
, scarcely* feelin?" nation or silk hai
rained "on hinr Heavy loads of grape are driven up, quite sufiici
ir up under the across a weighing scale, and lifted to to bed to bi
ature succumbs ^ uPPer story and put into a hopper, way, so as t
victim is draped where the steins come off and the fruit head. Fin;
le soldiers' hold- falls through into a crusher. It is tor in the ^
I the blows are something of a discovery to find that over the d
>n the unresisting the first Product of grapes of every cold the w
-11- iv. - I varietv is white wine. Red takes its open at the
iiuy uitj iiiuu JS ,
5 the end of the om c?lonng matter in the naif an mcl
are simplv p^ied skins' are utilized in a subse- This apertu
animate form.* quent rougher treatment. It is not air must, o:
beenflo^ed ' his necessaiT to describe all the various bv providin
etimes when the Processes of the work, the racking off, trance of
xecutioners that clarif.vinS and the like, though, having five holes a
lie man is turned ^een favore(l witl1 80 much of the com- through the
1 hospital There l)an-v Persons who spoke with au- door will go
over his'bruised tllorit.v 011 these matters and were plishingthe
back *uid forth continually holding up little glasses to Mr. Tun
ies motionless oil the Hgllt with ?ust0>like the figures in sound heal
t hrpatffl.<st xe
lg?ny, according raiaJ" x Wlli)iun
1y or lightly pun- {s.el* *? yield in knowledge of the I the open aii
,se ?f treatment " Ject to but few. Immense upright i minutes I
: around to the ^ containing a warm and audibly ! ague distric
the splinters of ? entlng mass, and others Iving I malarious d
beaten into the neatly varnished and with con? I out earlvir
lie raw, bleeding ?nds,;are the most salient features j taking ago<
tins is the most in the ^mly lighted wine cellars. not until af
bly refined and They are not cellars, properly so have any o
i suffering as the called, They are wholly above ground, disease in t
i * fr, I ?*sks rest 011 wooden sills up-1 ful not to v
ce been flogged held by short brick posts. Those of; tJie mornin
)t only does he General ^aglee, a successful maker of but take a
rn )le castigation excellent brandy on a large scale, are an<^ a crust
but for years really charming from an artistic point his bedroom
m day and night ?? view. The cobwebs have been hygiene, Mr
ie agony of the filowed to increase till they hang like 1 321 hot and
ig occur to recall tattered banners. Through these the I equally clea
-- - liorht rtftnntrxtos rlimlv from abovft. nr | go to bed
tae puiiisimiem, --?? r? . _
a savage at once. mal<es a white glare through a lat- j stomach. \
iro at the recol- tice(1 window, upon which the patterns ! of five or si:
ppressors, wiuie ~nw ' idi1
the ghastly pale ^vered with quaint Dutch-pa- ^r a"ai1
its rigid,'tense vilion-lookmg roofs, with dove- ^fnt'
miacal light that cotes attached; and the lofty wind- ?ut a pre\
fhat flip rpmpm. mill water-tank?a feature of s o kl ,
their hearts every California rural homestead meaning, bi;
4 ' ?is of a more tower-like pattern than bed act as f<
India. usual. Round about are long avenues | f.??,011,
ominentand hor- of eucalyptus and pine, tamarinds | J*"1?
[ in most minds with their black, drv pods, the willow-i.un in^ee (
1 . , . . . I orinorpr to V
reme danger to like pepper tree with its scarlet oerries, i ?~py>-ous
snakes. Ac- large clumps of the nopal cactus, and j sPrinkling c
rnment returns, occasional maguey or century UP till
nder rather than plant. Among the plantations autumn j dissolved ar
in 1876 no less is hardly less warm-colored here than suretl ^.at *
were killed by elsewhere. Poplars and cottonwoods ^1.e acidity <
imits of British turn yellow, and peach and almond yake
umber was 16,- trees, the Lawton blackberry and the an-~ slons 0
1,812; in 1879 it tineyards themselves, touched by the tongue or 1
80 it was 19,150. frost, supply scarlet and crimson. The Touching
lumber of white i country is bathed in fixed sunshine i J?en 3X6 c
| 0r steened in the hues of its own wines, j ^-urner one
ill JL11111CI lO V.-X x .
, ? . . , . ... , . are seusiuie
less as small in The vines, short, tlyck, and needing are novej
il number of such no stakes for support, bear, each at the (|eavor C(
>pe or America, head of its stalwart stock, an incredi- Mention to
;ars only four ble number of purple clusters, all grow- oat
bite occurred ingfrom the same point. They quaintly thorou^hlv
i army in suggest those uncouth little men of | ?0r ^reakfa
are much more Hendrik Hudson's Half-Moon, who j on ^
<posed than any stagger up the mountains in the play j sprvp.i tno
3. Since I have of Rip Van Winkle, each with his keg ! to a
I have heard of of spirits. No especial attention is j 'taj.en
dying from this j given to the frosts now, but those oc- j n(j f0nOWl
a telegraph office j curring in the early spring are the ob- j
seen more than ject of many precautions. The most ^ we a'r(
s many years, and j effectual of these is to kindle smudge i ^r0p 0f ttie
harmless. The ] fires about tnevineyaruiowaru* o woca. 0f rux vom
esnake region of i in the morning. The smoke envelops gj.LSS 0f W;
rraer snake stories ! it and keeps it in a warmer atmosphere theauth
than missionary, j of its own till the sun be well risen. tfie most e:
thousand seems ! Three to four tons of grapes to the accUrately
it is only one in : acre are counted upon here; ^ while jrpsom salt
;ion. And those j further south, where irrigation is used, toothache?
i that rarely comes 1 it is from eight to twelve. But it is ^ng or ext
,vith Europeans. ' claimed in the standing controversy cu"-re?we a
mts of the little j on the subject, that the irrigated grapes tolerably st
:attered by the , are watery, while those of the lesser cjne< As j
Dut the land. ; yield excel them in quality. The best j 0perate tha
rnor of Bengal, j results here, we were told, are secured | ^:eej. or tv
re more than ; from such vines as the Mataro, Carig-1 cotton d
is take place, uane and Grenache, imported cuttings i jac or 0f .
from snake bites ! from the French slope of the Pyrenees, ip --J
mode of life of j There are on the Le Franc place not pjnfT' f0r (
>untry. It is pre- j less than sixty different varieties ^va^s us a
;hey are prepared under probation, many others of ? nostrums
of life, but it is < which will, no doubt, give an excel- js the'safes
ler way. So long lent account of themselves in time. tjie T)UjI
leir homes to be ; They are from Greece. Italy, Palestine ^owever
: vegetation, old , and the Canary islands, the remotest o.ums vo'u
and go out into j sections of the earth, and each has its I f0r'y0ll
of snakes in the j own, interest, historical as well as j %vool *^pp(
, and often with- ! botanical. Every phase of the sub- the tooth
'or their feet, so [ ject, too, has its attractions, from the toothache
osed to the risk of i rude preparation of a few hundred | a cientist
cklessness of the ! gallons eacli for their own use by the jpj-g* w,
he adoption of or- | Italians and Portuguese to the manu- i warm watJ
irriinst accidents j facture 01 American cnampagne on a | tincture:
h -i mrt of the na- great scale by the Hungarian, Arpad mastic, ha
Sif-that A- Harasztliy, at San Francsco. The add;
materSuv to pure American fannl.es have not yet | suiphuric
acquired the habit of looking upon ;hoUow 0f t
?? wine as a necessity.?Harper s Maga- this tinctm
_ zine. I camel's ha
Bandit. - 7TTT7~l tried this
who has been for The Coldest Spot. j dred times,
or of the Monte The C0i(iCst place on the earth is not, and has n
e d'Oro, in Corsi- ^ lms hitherto been believed by mete- tincture wi
For some time \ oroi0frists, Yakutsk, in Siberia, but for a montl
the class called by | verkovansk. in the same reeion, lyins:: taken to k<
bandits that j -n sixty-seven and one-half degrees j stopper.
I a .oeman in a j north latitude, on the river Yana. Its; Apropos
en obliged to ny . ]owest me:ln winter temperature is 1 catarrh or
i the mountains ; fortv_eiglit and six-tenths degrees be-j pecially on
get from s\mpa- ; jow zero centigr;ule. This is the cold j the cold si
en by lev} mg toil j p(jle 0? earth in Asia, the corre-! and cold
s. But ot late he . Sponjin?r p(,ie in Amcriea being to the j night. It
be considered an j north-vyarti 0f the Parry islands, and I sable to w<
obbing the inof- : i0;njncr these two places does i suits of urn
TO! ? tn ! not Pass through the north 'pole itself,' ers) being
+ a I "which is thus, in all probability, out- course oil
ity occurred when , sidg of ^ M -Q h , 0
ctor of his watch other hand> the?greatest heat in the wwnbvSj
here he wfnt tn ; troPics is not at the e<luator? ljut some | siiould also
icl mimed Cerati! \ ^nce north and south- | ^cession.
ded by a zouave I C01ntra? "
2d at Reichshofen ' The grandest military competitive selves m a
n but not in time ^ ever in thft world, according to sleep be
kin** his escape to ' t0 tiie mo(Iest circular, will be held at the use o
tisteili. however f Nashville, Tenn., next May. Awards : linen ones,
iired several shots 1 amounting to $8,250 will be distributed ; eschew at
!>ut none of them ! ^or excellence in infantry, artillery and stockings,
was shot bv the zouave drill, ana nmuary music. ??
feared will ?n his , wili!e al-S(
*1,. ' Edison's patents now number 396, habituallv
ttio \engeanee ox ; , . r . , , ' s
friend-; the most ever granted to one man. 1 the mouth,
IE HOME DOCTOR. ; spite, however, of all these admonitions,
probably, not more than one or two
i for the Treatment of Common persons in a hundred Will in tllis Cli~
:cident? and Maladies. j mate pass through a winter and spring
recently published medical j without catching a cold more or less
cvhich has received the em-1 severe. When a bad cold has unfor:tion
of such high authority j tunatelv been caught, you can usually
liam Jenner and Sir James j hasten its departure by one- of two
th eminent English phy-j methods of treatment, viz., either the ^
i following valuable hints ! opiate cure or the dry cure. The first
tions are taken: | of these is a familiar remedy, but the
ress is laid by the author, second is spoken of with much praise
. Turner, on the importance by Sir Thomas Watson. The opiate
; the whole body once atI treatment, which, by the way, must /-fsB
:ry forty-eight hours, either : not be followed by any one suffering
r slightly warm water, and I from disease of^?e kidneys, is thus dee
skin thoroughly dry with scribed by Mr|fTurner. As soon 2s
igh towel. On the inter- the cold has made its presence felt, or,
s the chest and back should at all events, the same night, take a
with water and the rest of moderate dose of any opiate you have
dry rubbed" every morn- at hand, sfcch as from twenty to tjl
also pronounced indispen- twenty-five drops of laudanum, or
purposes of cleanliness to one-quarter of a grain of inorbath
once a week. This is phia?the dose being made stronger * 19
lum" amount of bathing or weaker according as you are in the
considered, necessary to tne narat 01 ut&ing.uiucn ur jutwc
;e of health. The author your meals. The opiate should be. pa*"'.;, : f/rijggi
lieves in sponging the whole in a?tmnb!er of water, and. you. should - , : ~V
.night and every morning, spend an houror an hom^d ti half is .
iluttiiL, washing the face it- .cWnS^ .-i^v^|i3^'d|r^^^Cssoei^. dunged,ldeep
into the "basin,, vine andis ifyou Kkfeft it" Th'&i/ ;i
e eyes should be opened &<i you go to bed eariyy. wrap " yourself up >>
three times. He also ad- pretty warm in bed, and avoid getting
ning the head from one side up or going out durin^di?-nigfct, you ;
ler and filling each ear will probably wake idSffe morning rid
I water, which will of your troublesome annoyance. As _
vhen the head is shaken, to "the dry cure," this has certainly . "
however, that medical men the merit of extreme simplicity, and . % :perience
in aural surgery requires only a little self-denial on the . %
ater, either cold or luke- -part of the patient who chooses to
it not to be poured habitu- adopt it. It consists in nothing but "
e ear, as the delicate tym- i rigorously abstaining from liquids of ?|js|
jrane may be impaired by j every kind whatsoever for two or three
The wet end of a towel aays, auowmg vuuwu aiuwau?naujc
idkercliief is, they think, spoonful of mi Ik at breakfast and a *
ent. It is also well ongoing wine glass of water at dinner, though W
ush your hair in the wrong you will get rid of your cold more
0 let the air in upon your quickly without these. So far as his
illy, if you have no ventila- own observation has gone, the author
'indow or ceiling or roof or feels justified iinpronouncing each of
oor, then, no matter how the methods o^ treatment here deeather,
leave the window scribed nearly infallible.
top during the night from ?
1 to two or three inches. Tr. , ... _ _
re for the escape of foul History of the Cucumber. ,
C course, be supplemented The cucumber is known to have been
g some means for the en- cultivated for over three thousand' - -JImI
pure air. Boring four or years. In ancient Egypt it was extenn
inch or so in diameter sively grown and is so at the present
: bottom of your bedroom day. The want of this vegetable was
1 a long way toward accom- one of the grievances complained of to
latter object. Moses by the Israelites in the wilaerier
counsels a person in ness. "We also find it mentioned in
th never to sit down to other parts of Scripture. It is menithout
first going out into tioned in a particular manner by some
: for at least three or tour oi tne eariy ureeu. wuiaa uu puu.
f, however, you live in an Cucumbers grown in the neighborhood '
t, or have contracted any of Antioch were considered by the
isorJer, you must never go ancient Greeks the finest. Columella
i the morning until after mentions that the inhabitants of
)d breakfast, or at any rate blendes, in Egypt, were accustomed
ter a cup of coffee. If you to take the largest bramble bush the}
ne ill with an infectious could find, transplant it to a warm,
he house, you must be care- sunny spot; cut it down about the
isit him the first thing in time of the vernal equinox to within a
g on an empty stomach, couple of fingers of the ground, then ' '-JM
mouthful of coffee or tea insert a seed into the pith of the
of bread before entering bramble, the roots of which were well
u Like other writers on covered over with fine manure to with.
Turner warns us to eschew stand the cold. By this plan they were
heavy suppers, but he is i enabled to have cucumbers all the year
r that you ought never to J round. This same author states that
with an entirely empty1 cucumbers ought to oe propagat-ea "'-SM
'Vhen, for instance, a fast from seed that has been steeped in
c hours has been observed, milk and honey for a counle of davs.
^ Ti-- J-1 . ,.-d
>y of the stomach, what we the taste. =
uthor says, is not a remedy, Pliny states that in Italy the cucumentive,
and therefore we j hers are small, but in some countries
wait till the following are large and of a wax color or blackit
at once before going to He tells us that the Emperor Tiberius ^ ||j
allows, viz. : Put a tea- was so fond of this vegetable that it
carbonate of soda into a was served up at liis table all the year
an a wineglassful of water, round. The same author appears to
>r four drop-; of essence of have considered the cucumber unrhich
may be added a small wholesome in an uncooked state, as he
>f cayenne pepper; stir it tells us that it will live in the stomach
the "carbonate of soda be until the next day, and cannot be re- .. .
id drink it off. We are as- duced to food; but. when boiled and
;his potion will remove all served up with oil, vinegar and honey,
cumoni, en fho* vrm it makes a delicious salad; he nlso re- . V.sfg
tUC j ijv vuuu ?
in the morning without commends a pinch of the seed beaten . m
f parched throat, fevered up with cumin and taken with wine
leartburn. as a good remedy for a cough.
; two of the ills by which The precise date at which the cu>st
frequently afflicted Mr. cumber was first cultivated in Engrs
suggestions, ail of which land is unknown. It was probably
, and one or two of which introduced with other fruits and vegeOf
course, we should en- tables at the time the Romans were
Drrect constipation by at- masters of the country. It became .
our diet, using the" best neglected in time and entirely lost, but
meal porridge, long and was at length introduced again at the
boiled, every other morning latter part of the reign of Henry VIIL
st, brown bread being eaten Parkinson, in his " Paradisus" (1656),
ernate mornings. Jt is ob- tells us that in many countries they
that costiveness will often cat cucumbers as we do pears and
lass of cold, fresh water, apples, paring and giving slices of
i you first get out of bed, them as we would to our friends of
ed by a run or walk before dainty apple or pear. The cucumber
If these simple measures was not generally cultivated till al3
recommended to take one niost the middle of the seventeenth
homoeopathic- preparation century, and it is stated that the first
ica night and morning in a successful forcer of this plant in Eng lter.
"We are admonished land was Thomas Fowler, gardener to
nr tn p<w>hew mineral waters, i Sir Nicholas Gould, of Stoke Xewing
Ificient of which would be ton. Some years ago the cucumber
described as solutions of cultivated in large quantities in
s. To alleviate the pain of the outskirts of London, and it is
-nothing, probably, but All- stated in I)r. "Wynter's "Curiosities of
raction can work a perfect Civilization" that fourteen acres
re advised to take at once a might be seen under hand glasses in a
rong dose of opening modi- single domain, and that it has been
i rule, no. sooner does this known that two hundred thousand
m the pain disappears for a gherkins have been cut in the morning
vo. Meanwhile a little bit j for the pickle merchants. In Loudon's
lipped in a solution of shel-! time large quantities were grown in
nnn mastic and spirits of the fields of Hertfordshire, without .
js a good temporary stop- the aid of glass, for the London * .$1
lecayed teeth. The author markets during the summer months.'
gainst the ordinary vaunted The village on Sandy, in Bedfordshire,
," and thinks that creosote has been known to furnish ten thout
domestic remedy to employ sand bush els of gherkins in one week "'4
1 be very bad. To avoid, for pickling purposes.
fnu-~ n/rf-nrfl-'hafetn/Tinor its
scarifying the tongue ana j-uc V/U^UiUMV.1, UW ?t
should get a friend to apply extensive use, is considered un wholeby
putting a bit of cotton some by most medical men. Dr. Doran,
id in it into the hollow of in his " Table Traits," mentions tliat
The following remedy for in the days of Evelyn (1699) the cu- ..
was given Mr. Turner by cumber was looked upon as only one
of very great reputation: remove from poison, and adds that it , -" >3
ish the mouth well with had better be eaten ar.d enjoyed with
?r, then use the following that opinion in one's memory. Aberlannin,
ten grains; gum nethy also gave a quaint recipe for its
If dram; ten drops of car- use, which was to peel the cucumber,
dissolve in half ounce of | slice it, pepper it, put vinegar to it,
ether. Paint the decayed | then throw it out of the window.
" :+!> i Thp pvtent to which this vegetable
ne Hciniig tuutn ci icix j ? ?
re twice or thrice, using a j is consumed by the inhabitants of
ir brush." Mr. Turner has : Egypt and the southwest of Asia, and
remedy, he tells us, a hun-1 also in European Russia and Germany,
both at sea and on shore, j would scarcely seem creditable to tins
ever known it to fail. The j country. You never see a Russian
ill remain in good condition peasant at dinner but you see the lump
(i or more, provided carc is j of black bread and a cucumber. The
iep it in a vial with a glass : vegetable seems certainly a singular
I dish to be so national in a country like
of the precautions against that of Russia. Some writers say that
cold, Mr. Turner dilates es- there used to be a great annual
the protection afforded by fair at Leipsic fur cucuinlower
bath every morning oers, when the streets were
sponging the body every j heaped up a story high with that*--?'
is also pronounced indispen-! precious element of German cookery.
?. I Tn barrels of half and also
>ar nanuei hcal uic , ? ? ?
ilerclothing (shirt and draw- j full-grown cucumbers are preserved
kept in wear, to be used, of from one year to another by immeralternate
days. The writer sion in deep wells, where the uniform ^
?aking of the clothes to be temperature and exclusion from air ^
xy. The flannel nightshirt see^?3 be the preserving agents. Tar- 7^^
> not be worn two nights in ; taT/^Kts been assigned as the native
Those who are liable to | country of the cucumber, but upon
ia!aria, cr who find them-j what authority is equally questionable
low, swampy district, ought! with that of the melon. Xo modern
tween the blankets, abjuring j traveler appears to have found it
f sheets, and especially of ; growing wild.? Western Rural.
all times cotton socks or Field Marshal von Moltke indorses
and to substitute the system of gymnastics in the Gerlamb's
wool. It is worth man higher schools. Tfie national
r> to learn to breathe association embraces 2.-300 shooting
by the nose instead of l>y and gymnastic societies, with more
, as people too often do. In than 200;000 ruc-mbtrs.

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