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—Waco is receiving grain at the rate
of 1,000 bushels per day
—The Galventon News thinks Texas,
—The Galveston New# thinks Texas,
in 1000, will produce K,600,60(1 bales of,
—Seventeen families from Indiana
have located together in Shackelford
—Grading is now going on on the
Bunset extension about 150 miles west
of San Antonio.
—There are between eight hundred
and one thousand visitors at Lampases
Springs, at this time.
—The wheat crop of Grayson county
turns out most excellently and there
will be a large surplus.
—Henderson county is richer than
any of her sisters, she has a cash balance
in her treasury of over $5,000.
-Good rains have visited several
portions of southern and middle Texas,
and crops were.greatly benefited.
_In El Paso eggs sells at fifty cents
per dozen, frying-chickens at seventy
live cents, and grown-chickens at one
— A mineral well has been discover
ed in the corporation of Bremond,
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which is said to excel the Wooten wells
in excellent qualities.
—Tlie Jasper Bontli-East Texan
complains that most of the timber-lands
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in that section are passutÿ ^
liands of strangers.
— Tyler man has invented a machine
for planting and chopping out cotton.
The Vomocral thinks it will révolu
tionize the business.
-Two hundred new
, hands, skilled
Germans from Bt. Louis, have been
added to the force of workmen in the
Dixon ear works at Marshall.
—The corn crop in Colorado county
is fair and the cotton very fine. The
boll worm has made its appearance in
some localities, but Paris green is being
freely used.
—Let it be ever remembered to the
credit of the Texas and 8t. Louis rail
road that it is the first line in Texas
to make a voluntary and permanent
reduction of passenger rates from five
to three cents per mile.
—The Waco Telejilione calls atten
tion to ihe fact that carp can be easily
aud cheaply raised. A gentleman at
Waco has carp one year old weighing
four or five pounds and two years old
weighing from eight to ten pounds. It
is easier to raise carp than chickens if
a pond or tank be convenient.
—Bt. Lauis Railroad Keg inter: That
portion of Texas lying between the
Trinity, Neches and Sabine rivers is as :
of the State, but is 1
tertilf) ü 8 any part wa mv uuum., mux xd
now entirely destitute of railroads. The
Orleans Bacific wUl be built along !
New Orleans Pacific wilt be built along
the Red River, in Louisiana, but is too
far away from the Sabine Valley to do
much good. The International and
Great Northern on the west only takes
in a part of the valley of the Trinity
River, so this wide strip of the State
offers an inviting opportunity for the
construction of a railroad, for it is the
best sugar mid cotton-growing part of
Texas. The Longview and Sabine
Valley Railway Company started out
to occupy the field with a narrow gauge
railroad, but when they had built out
twelve or fifteen miles either their mon
ey gave out or their hearts failed, and
work stopped. A new company has
now been organized, under the name
of the St. LouiB, Texas aud Gulf of
Mexico Railrpad, which succeeds the
franchises of the old narrow gauge, and
will build a standard gauge road down
the Sabine Valley to Sabine Pass. At
the mouth of the river is the best har
bor on the coast, aud it is probable
that the new road will be a succeas.
What relations it sustains to existing
lines we do not know, but it is certain ,
thut it is a good thing for Texas, aud
will supply a want long felt.
A Mammoth Engineering Project.
hi. Louis liepublicftji
Lake Mackenzie is one ol those
"possibilities of North America" recen
tly suggested. The lake would result
from a proposed closing of the north- 1
"ru outlet of the valley of Mackenzie
River at the line of 6b degrees north, !
and storing tip the water of 1,260,000
square miles. And to this could be
added the water of other large areas,
It would be a lake of about 2000 miles
length by about 200 of average
width. Its surface would have an alti
tude of about 650 feet above sea level.
It would cover with one continous sur-
face the labyrinth of streams aud lakes
which now occupy the Mackenzie Val-
ley It would be a never-failing feed-
er for the Mississippi. It would
-îft 1 , Wlti j
.f 1 a I a l ttU(11111(0 the interior
of Alaska by connecting with the
,5" """ l .f "»«»te- By concurrent
possibilities it would
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thin' u 1 * ^ ter ' adduig not le s*
tlmn 12,1)00 miles of communication to
11 W0Uld com P, let<; tlie I
interior lines of river courses by con
uecting them. Cutting the "divide 1
which now exists between the Missis
sippi and Mackenzie would do this. |
This work is small when meusured by
it h result«, and it become« easy of ao
comphshmeut under the method« pro-1
° f thC i "i |JP n r !
Munussippi with the proposed Lake |
^fÄ CÜUld b f • Th ° !
outflow from such a lake, having a
length of more then 2066 miles from |
south to north, and draining a very
wide range of altitudes and latitutei,
would be a timely and enduring one.
This luke would make possible and easy
the straitening of the lower Mississippi.
It would also contribute to the pro
posed ship channel from Cairo, Cl., to
: the Gulf of St. Lawwnre, by the al
most straight line which cuts Wabash
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Valley, the bake Erie andOntariohnil
I theiower St, Lawrence
The Age of Millions,
i Never before in all the inflated tides
I of speculative progress of the past,
] huve such stupendous financial opera
j y ons been attempted. Gould and Van
derbilt considered it not much more
than an average good day's work to
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P ,tclj two telegraph co mpa nies toge -
, go, and sell it out to relievo the pje.th
purses of a confiding public.
, y e ordinary did the transaction seem
to Mr. Gould, that when examined as a
witnpsK ni r.nnrî a few mouths alter me
witness in court a few months after the
tranmction, he comdn t Mn«mber
whether his check given in the opera
tion was for five millions or for ten
millions, the eminent speculator appa
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rently not taking special note of a little
matter of live millions. Itailroads east,
west and south are gobbled up by
Gould with his breakfast, and what he
ma y < Alexander, conclude to die as
; there are no more railway worlds to
uomiwiumhu^i.auu '
conquer. Aud now Philadelphia tow
I ers up even above the Goulds and Van
nln ning over other people's lands,
| „ \ have his millions in nal
derbilts in the ownership of the largest
landed estate of any party of the
world. V anderbilt and Gould may own
their thousands of miles of railways
and Astor may have his millions in pal
ace and pretty lots in Gotham, but Ham-
ilton Disston goes in for God's broad
acres, and he and a few associates have
just become the proprietors of some foul
to be the largest body of land in one own
j ership in the world, and it would make
several states the size of some of the
Bevc^raJ swue.B uit* size ui suiue ui wie
I smaller commonwealths of -the union.
j With money superabundant and com
j manding no more than half the old rate
| of interest, the present is a good time
j to get into big speculations and the
luckv ones will be those who shall be
! wise enou gh to get ont in good time.
keeping Children at Home.
A mother who had several fun-loving
boys so interested them that they pre
I ferred to spend the evenings at home,
| instead of seeking amusements out-of
[ doors or going off with questionable
! componions. The way she did it is told
in her dwn language :
I remember that children are chil
dren, aud must have amusements. I
fear that the abhorenee with which
some good parente regard any play for
children is the reason why' children g>
away from home for pleasure
Husband and I used to read history
6 " d apter a " k ,T
? u , lnu £ e aufi wei i e
looked up if not given correctly
We follow a similar plan with the
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with books, stories, plays or treats of
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some kind, to make the evenings at
home more attractive than thev can be
modi' abroad.
When there is a good concert, lecture,
T ^ gO J^f ther . t0
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" , to u^ older people, is
eqmdly valuable to the children ; and
we let them see that we spare uo ex
pense where it is to their advantage to
be out of an evening.
But as the years go by, mid I see my
boys and girls growing into home-lov
ÂSÊra**"* rf!
T: tb f 1 m _ yt0 glvc
the best of myself to my family.
Tous ol' Golden Bricks.
After delving through the books and
overhauling the piles of precious metal
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m the processes, amounted iu
g nggr<igatmg$157,
Burchard. of Philadelphia, lias just
wound up his annual inspection of the
affairs of the money mill at Broad and
Chestnut streets. During the last
twelve months the operations at the
Mint have been extraordinary, exceed
ing all previous years. The whole
amount of gold bullion received by the
Superintendent aud delivered to the
, WtU4 $82,905,1)47 !)B,
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a *1 * y. }\ n ^ oïl
operated upon, which was subject to
Wastage in thd DPI icghkgr nmnnnWI in
500,000 and in silver to 59tii tons ag
gregsjiug $202143,000, making a total of
$177,743,600 of gold and silver passing
through the different operations of the
Upon his vast amount of bullion
there was a legal allowance of $257,
778 64, whilst the actual wastage was
kut $13,602 05, or $234,175 99 less than
the allowance. In addition to this
there wert coined 132 tons of metal
into 38,335,665 pieces of minor coins,
Having balanced the accounts it was
ascertained that there was $30,026,100
'K J < in coin and bullion iu the hands of
the superintendent, and that iu the
manipulation of this great amount of
precious metal aud money the accounts
were correct to a cent.
ImmiUi Carolina Diamonds.
There has been much exeiteineut in
uiu community tor the past two days,
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by the discovery *of dnimond'in
an old gold mine. For years gold min
uig hat, been carried on to greater or
less extent in this vicinity. Some two
or three years since Colonel John Cocli
ran mined quite extensively, with whai
success was not generally known. Some
two weeks since Mr. Joseph Blaunv
bailing fiom England, came to Seneeti
on his way to Western South Carolina,
prospecting for mica, and was induced
to go down and look around where
Colonel Cochran had been mining for
gold. He went to panning on a farm
udjoining the Cochran mine, aud wan
rewarded by washing out several diu
mondfi ' He s® 1 »* seme of them to Tif- 1
fany & Co., of New York, and one
their "P 01 * 8 «"a 0 "id pronounced
them genuine straw-colored diamonds
equal to the African diamonds. Mr
diamonds. Mr.
uy has purchased eight hundred
feet square from the owners of the land
for $2,660, and proposes to go regularly
into the business, not as a stock com
pany, but on his own account.—CViaWes
ton New* and Courier.
Slieej* Graving in Nor
Sl^ep growing in A
i 8 increasing mjiitlly
air, —
Northwest Te:
icon, to be
sheep growing in Northwest iexas are
j watel . fresh p asture , shade
$?ty of salt*a bountiful sup-1
Sheep Growing in I
gin .North
in ini
mean proportions. 'Successful Wlieep
husbandry in Northwest Texas "in the
past, has been the exception rather
than the rule. But when a few condi
tions come to be properly understood,
there will be no difficulty about sheep
husbandry in this section becoming
both a successful and profitable busi
ness. The conditions of successful
sheep growing in Northwest Texas are
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j hered t gbeep mlj seldom fai ]
a bandgome remuneration,
I not
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Sheep require good water. They will
it do well upon muddy, stagnant wa
I ter which a cow or horse will frequently
j r j n j. «xeedily.
j ^he pasture should be changed every
| f ks f tliem t(> the best. The
I sheep is a daintv feeder, and after he
!,icks over , his P Mtnr, ;"^r' time8 * T 1
There are no animals which appreci
I ate salt as much as the sheep; in fact.
it is one of the essenfidls to a thrifty ,
healthy sheep.
Many fiockmasters delight in an open
prairie, but sheep require shade, to
shield them from the scorching rays of
the summer's sun. j
re , abipg of Korthweat Texas.
,£ b( . „ uabtv Q j ]10 t so important
an the quantity. A sheep will uo well
on millet,prairie hay .cotton seed, wheat, ,
rye, oats, barley, straw, corn or corn
Winter feed ! winter feed ! is the reef i
upon which has been stranded the
wrecks of nine-tenths of the sheep j
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^ ^ of hls fl ^ k
Good warm dry' shelter is second to :
no other condition in successful sheep !
husbandry. The sheep is a tender am I
mal and he who expects him to stand ;
the sleets and snows of this section un- j
harmed will simply do so at the risk of i
e loss of his flock.
There is much iu the manner of herd- ;
ing. Sheep need all the latitude posai- j
ble and should be driven and turned,
while feeding, as seldom as possible ; :
but the herder should be careful to al
ways know exactly where every- sheep
The hirge proportion of failures in
^ V( , scab< whicll is not fatal
sheep keeping in this section is easily j
traceable to a failure to observe these !
conditions. I have never known any I
prevailing disease among sheep in this
But I must confess that but few men
Imp^ve we the" j
conditions-and so few men, if they j
know, either from neglect or inability
will comply—that most of them will
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tail tu make it profitable, borne may
'» disposed to'think we have draw^
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the lines most too closely, but expen
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enee is a faithful teacher and we are
willing to be tried by that rule. Let
none be discouraged ; but let all make
up their minds to observe these con
ditions; and doing so faithfully, none
will have room to complain.— Tej:an \
ma uuvb iuuu
stoci: j ourna i
in an Are of Water.
:mi tbo Griffin ((iu.) N
Those of our readers who have never
visited it can form little idea of its
beauty. Mr. Wright, who is a genius
iu everything, has devoted to the im
provement of this place liis best skill
aud energies. We must confess to
some uegluct 111 uot giving more pro
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bes t. heart pine lumber, with clay back
i ng on which is planted Bermuda grass.
A Southern Fish Pond-^ -^A Million Carp (
One of the most lovely- places in [
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miuence to an enterprise that has at
tracted so much attention and favorable
comment in Georgia, and which has
even tilled columns in influential West
ern papers.
The pond covers an area of nearly
an acre, aud is supplied with water by
a large, cold spring that boilds up in
center, aud water conveyed by under
ground pipes from a number of springs
huudn,d feet distant. The
dam is constructed in the best manner,
being planked up on the inside by the
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Inside the poud, near one corner, is a
dry well, eight feet in diameter and ten
feet deep, octagen shaped, at the bottom
of which is a large hydraulic engine,
or ram, that forces water through pipes
all over the residence of Mr. Wright,
where it is used for the various purpo
ses needed, kitchen, bath-room, etc.,
keeping up a constunt flow of water
without the use of tanks and reservoirs,
having the same pressure of un eleva
ted tank thirty leet high, aud also keep
ing a beautiful fountain continually
playing seven jets of water fifteen feet
(thereby preventing the escape of the
smallest carp), thenoe from the bottom
through a water pipe which conveys
all surplus water and waste from the
{pond and rain. Two large weeping
willows stand in the oouter on'two
islands built octagon shape, and sod
ded with blue grass.
The willows arc the largest andhand
somest in the county aud are excoed
ingly ornamental. Around the pond,
on the dam, are other large weeping wii
• Around the top *of the'dry well !
1 « a strainer or aeive of wiredotli made
to order iu New York, through which
^ï\ e . Wa8to wat ' il escaped from the pond
plants. In the depths of the pond!
swim the largest aud finest carp ill the
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lows, which make the place look cool and
pleasant. On the upper side arc plant
ed a row of magnolias and weeping
willows, and in the pond spread ou thé
the surface, blooms the beautiful yellow
"Ltr äs !
State, ranging in size from the tiny
ones to those 23 and 24 inches in length.
Of all sizes there are a million of carp
iu the poud, and in thorn a very hand-1
some profit for Mr. Wright.
Extravagant Prices f«r Shorthorn Cattle,
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As this subject bus from time to time i
been discussed in yow columns, I tog
leave to say a few words in regard to it. I
less ntuit;
into give fr
i ford it
g »Metra
1 .1 ml
who could af
wiu> could not
in the habil : of
_ nt îrprices fïor many
da*l things : and they will
probJBly contiïinc fis do soito tl
of time. Borne of these are mere arti
cles of fancy or admiration, like orna

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mente of architecture, statuary, pictures,
highly-wrought tnrniture, music -
strumente, jewelry, silks, Ac. Others
» » •* . • *' • _i_ ..a.
may be domestic animals, which, in ad-1
dUiontomera fancy, are of greater or
1 „»HA.. Vom -i*' froilT.l OTV» PTl 111 0.11 Kf!
less utility. Now, if gentlemen plense
from *5,000 to $30,000 for a
thexnerc pleasure and pride
sums, and nothing particular is said by
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, the public against ho great an' expendi
tore, wli} should stich 1. i
made aginnst » breeder
: in the extravagance—If it pleases thus
! to characterize it—of jMiying as much
for a very superior shorthorn cow or
bull for breeding purposes?
! Suppose, as it is asserted by some of
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the beat and most successful hreeders,
l,0 î U i u Engïaudwid.^OTW.ttatthe
than that of others. By the time he
; has attained the age of B years lie may-1
! easily be the sire of over .Iffi) calves,
j and thus have earned his first cost,
even at the extravagant some of $30,000,
j besides paying for his keep and atten
j tion. But now and then bulls have
been more profitable than this to their
j owners. A breeder in England once
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bull except his own which
this rate .60 calves alone
, good the $30,000
i declared That he could sell, as soon as
dropped, all the calves lie wished to part
j with, for 100 guineas ($500) more each
than those would fetch from any other
he knew. At
would make
Vermont merino rams, we are in
formed, have been frequently sold, dur
: ing the past twenty years, as high as
! $500, and occasionally up to $5,000 or
I more, while-$10,000 has been refused
; for one very celebrated for his choice
j get. Not long since $500 to $1,500 was
i paid, we believe, for a Berkshire male,
aud half as much for a femide, and $100
; to $300 for a pair of Cochin or Brahma
j fowls. Are not these prices propor
tionally larger than $5,000 to $30,000
: for a very superior and high-bred
shorthorn bull or cow ?
The rage for tulips in Holland rose
to such a pitch by' the year 16Ö0, about
ientury after their first introduction
j that a single rare bulb sold for $2,000,
which, at the time, was equivalent to
twice or thrice the amount at the pres
ent day. Now' let us look at a herd of
shorthorns at pasture, and especially if
grouped on the side of a gently rising
hill, and say T rrf their varied, bright,
r.ëautîf ni'colors*' 1
are not as gratifying to the eye of re
fined taste as u bed of gaudy tulips? I
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admired for only a few days; .their col- 1
ors then huh-, and the petals are blown !
The latt i- blossom and endure to b<
in paying extravagant prices for very
away by the winds. Not so the short
horn ; these live on for years, propa
gate numerously, aud add vastly to tlie
sustenance and wealth of the country.
Then if, hereafter breeders who cun
afford it, please to indulge their fancy
choice ones, we say, let him do it; bet
ture, aud tine or rare articles of art of
no real utlitv. Shorthorn cattle alone
should not be ostracized, while every
tbesethan costi'v luxurious furni
thing else is allowed to have full play !
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without remark.— Cor. National Live
Stoàk Journal.
Agkicitutukal writers who are en
thusiasts on the profitableness of sheep
raising have from time to time made
some pretty broad and sweeping as
sertions in their favor, which might
perhaps lead a novice in the business
to expect entirely too much of his flocks
and fleeces, That sheep will do well
do well where other animals would
scarcely be able to gain a subsistance,
there is no doubt. They gjçaze more
closely, and keep the pasturage in much
better condition than other animals,
for while depositing a sufficient amount
of fertilizing material to keep the grass
thrifty and heulthy, none is smothered
out by large piles of manure, as in the
case where cattle graze. They are,
therefore, valuable on an unfertile farm.
By cureful selection with the production
of the best wool und mutton in view a
flock of sheep can be made very valua
ble in a few years, even though the be
ginner can only afford to start with
common ewes. If he uses none but a
thorough-bred ram, and each year culls
out the poorest sheep in the lot, he will
find the business a most profitable one
for a person of moderate means to start
Breaking tlie News.
There seems to be a streak of some
thing in folks that causes them, with j
Al "' 1 — A fop—^— -- ----- 1 *• 1 - i
was with Mr. Ragbag the other duy '
when old Judge Beerbutoher got \
choked with a brandy sling, which j
brought on a fit of apoplexy aud slew I
' Ragbag was sent to break the ]
gently to the judge's Wife. Now,
news I
of all the mean errunds ever a man was |
sent on. that of breaking bad news j
gently is the meanest. But Ragbag |
was a man of fertile invention, and he
thought he hud got a neat idea. So
when he arrived at the house he said to
the widow : "Mrs. Beerbutoher, I have
been sent to notify you that your hus
band will not live with you hereafter."
If he had told her the judge was dead
she might have stood it. But the idea
of being heartlessly deserted sent her
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A Proverb.
„„ „
toted, read us follows
Au »Id Arabian proverb, freely trails- I
tecl. react a« follow«
knows, to s a wise man.
When a man don't know, and knows
that he don't know, he's a sensible i
When a man knoys, and knows that !
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dan't know, he's a
When a man thinks he knows, and
The Jews iu America.
W» .
I The Jews are«nik»ng rapid F T '» re * 8
.toward -securing legging positions
jtiluttpofßon of American society .Where '
bifits and an intelligent use of them
are held in greater esteem than is en
tertoiDed /or money and the HkilJ to
make thnt breed, two indications of
this progress are these: When, a few
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veais ago. piize«
^blïo'wîhool» of the City of New York
,, for ,, x ,. H ]l, m ec m scholar hi]. and d
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portment, the majority of the awards
were decreed to the sons
though their* nnnibnrs were smaller
re offered in the !
,e a warns
, ,
j iXcXge a Jew ÔÏ *n !
_ .
^ H olzheimer of Elmira, N. Y„ was
i tlie valedictorian, aud this honor v.*as ;
conferred on him, in accordance with ;
i ^ ^ that tbß delivery of the vale
^ Am0 * rica that their reco'rd as citizens
dictory address shall be intrusted to
him whose avarages in all subjects of
ing the examinations, are the highest
It is a pleasant duty to say of the Jews
in America that their record as citizens
Illlli WAluac ttvaiaguo All ail ouuicui®
study through his entire course, includ
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their distinctive faith and customs, they
hftve sllowu u ^Umgness and desire for
w ith their feUow -
citizens, and for cooperation in move- j
mente whose aim was the general weal.
As a rule they have beenroyal to the
theory of popular government, for
which their congregational system of
management within the synagogue has
rendered them peculiarly sympathetic.
Their ritual includes petitions in be
half of all constituted authorities, and
the first public prayers offered in this
city for the recovery of the President j
were read at a synagogue on Saturday !
A movement of great importance to
the adherents of the Mosaic faith has
lately been initiated at New York. A
wealthy and leading congregation, that
known as Dr. Kohlor's, has decided, af
ter long controversy, to hold its servi
ces hereafter on Sunday. The argu
.. . .. , ,
mente in favor of the new movement ;
to the effect, that the mMtam« of '
were to the effect that the customs of !
the trade in the city demanded the j
attention of the men to worldly affairs
on Saturdays as much as on other days,
aud although some were ready to sacri
fice their love of gain to a respect for
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discipline, this willingness was mostly j
confined to the older members, the ris- j
ing generation having manifested a
growing disinclination to observe the ]
appointed Sabbath. On the other hand,
it was urged that a seviee on any other I
day than that designated dy Mosaic
law would leud to perilous results,
chief of which was the danger of drift
1 whoU - y " wa - y 1 *P n * "**? th f
I requirements of the astablished ritual
It was suggested by way of compromise,
and to quiet the apprehension of those
1 w | 10 coffid not make up tlrnir minds to
! «dt>P* the Æhnataan Bobbath, that the
Sunday exercises might be mere intel
lectual than devotional, consisting, per
haps, of a moral lecture w:ith sacred
music. Protessoi Felix Adler's Ethi
cal Culture Society—an outgrowth of
the .le wish reform movement—has pro
bably exercised an influence over the
minds of those in Dr. Kohler's eongre
who , advocated or approved of
the innovation
It is impossible to see what the ef
fectif of this movement will be. The
! '' ewK - ^ ie sects of C hristnuiity. have
f iAiv xirrhcinciv liror.nr#kii n> in lihri.nifu
their orthodox brethren, who pertina
ciously cling to old customs, and pre
fer to blindly follow the letter of the
law rather than be led by its spirit, and
whose regard for discipline leads them
to refuse to transact any business, or
even open a letter, during the hours of
the Sabbath or on the days -of festival.
It is from them that further opposition
to a change in the day set .for service
in the synagogue will naturally come.
Curing Drunkenness.
Tlie following method of caring
drunkenness is practiced in the Aus
train army, the medical reports stating !
that out of 139 casses, 128 cures of con
firmed drunkards have been effected :
The soldier taken in a state of intoxi
cation, or purposely inebriated, is con
fined to his room, where the diet is
curefully aud amply supplied to him,
according to his choice. For drink, he
is allowed brandy and water, in u pro
protiou of one-third brandy. All his
food is prepared in a weak solution of
brandy and water. Cofl'ee, .with a
small quantity, is also allowed him. At
first, the treatment throws the patient
into a constant state of intoxication,
and he sleeps much. At the end of
throe or four days he takes a dislike to
food aud drink, aud asks for a change,
which request, were it acceded to
wound entirely prevent the completion
of tlie cure.
On the contrary, it must now be per
severed, iu, until the putient can no
to^'lwSlow"^ or drink! and even
dered os effected. The shortest time
f° r the continuance of the treatment is
seven days; the longest,,nine. Iu order
to prevent the congestion which might
ensue, the patient must now be given
gentile emetics —that is oue grain of
emetic iu a bottle of water, a wineglass
to be taken every quarter of an hour
in the morning fasting. This is follow
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should resultT it must not be
' '
ed by forty grains of magnesia daily,
given in broth or gruel, placing the pa
tient at first on a low, light diet, and
tlieu gradually increasing to his origi
nal rations.
If, during the first part of the treat
ment, spiting of blood ur eouvlusious
i . ---J persever
ed in ; therefore, this mode of remedy
caunot, on any pretence whatever, to
adopted but by a medical man. In.
Russia, drunkenness is also treated as
a disease, and certain strong aromatic
preparations are used as curative moans.
As a temporary remedy, to restore the
uufortunute victim to a state of sobrie
ty, give him from ten to twelve drops
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of spirits of ammonia in a wineglass of
water. This will to sufficient
common ease, but if the person is posi
tively drunk, it may to neoessurv to
give the dose a second time, in which
case it will generally act as an emetic
(an advantage), when a short sleep will
enSne. and the patient* will wake res
«trBed. Jü<m» buta nodical man may
venture to supply the ammonia to the
^io<!ril4 as not only infcnrous, but fatal
•'Hkeflbets might,ensue. W
effects mightjensne.
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„f as having one foot in' the" %rRve''h
now known to have had the other
The man who has been long talked
medical college.
The cycle of life—liubv, girl, woman
wile> baby—|Ex. Bometimes its hMl
girl, woman, old maid, noodle doe 1
Toronto Grip . B
^plied Fogg carelessly.
Exeebiekie is a good school, but it
keeps too long and the tuition Ibillfe; u r<
too costly for a fellow who is in ahum
for a diploma. ?
Bob Ingersoll turned pale,
THEjnusieal people of Cincinnati
. rr! i rni v ------
' l use 1 lieodore Thomas because, he re
fuesd to beat time with a ham when
conducting a concert in that city.
Bob Ingersoll turned pale.the other
ght as he suddenly turned a corner
but he quickly recovered. It was only
a bonfire of unusual brillianc^C^
[ri er -Journal. " C '
collection will now be taken ur.
resu]ti ,, an be easily ™ eBged f
The inhabitants of the Cannibal Is
lands have discovered trichina in an
American missionary. This is a sad
blow at. one of the -country's leading
Aftf.ii the officials of a Kansas town
had vainly endeavored to disperse a
mob. a minister monnted « box and
m "jl e ^Ue simple announcement: "A
Geokue Washington's hatchet has
been found in the field where he threw
it after chopping the cherry tree, and
where) it has been lying ever since
We thought it would turn out that one
ot the parties to that affair eonld lié.
"I fiAV, Jenkins, can youtella vonnjr
tender chicken from an old touch' one
" Well, howT^Ey
the teeth." "Chickens"have
' "
"Good morning.''
Yes, but I have. 1
Good morning. "
The love of file plutocrats runs out
towards horses not men. They lmild
eighty-thousand dollar stubles, lint
' ) ' ie y waste no money .on men. The
average man does not have half as much
consideration in the world as a thor
ou é?nbred horse.
" '•.-XV. jix MUULCU. XU lOlO
down to 4U,00 ii, 000; in 1879 ut)
000,000; in 1880 40,000,0)0 lbi
K „ ------------- o.
" e ''' South Wules, upon ouesheep farm
- Hi-, highest production of Gulifomiii
wool wasiu 1876, when over 56,000,(KjO
lbs were produced. In 1878 it was
to' 1 49,
lbs. Ore
gon, according to the best'statistics
attainable, produced 7.325.000 lbs. of
wool in 1880.
Mean folks iu this world ? There are I
A South End father -asked his son if
he felt too tiretl or lame to go to Bar
®uni's circus, aud when the boy said
no told him to go and bring up a liod
oi coal. And the boy couldn't sav he
wusn't able.
Thebe were over two millions of
sheep sheared in Michigan this year,
according to official statements from
the Michigan secretary of State, Mr
Jenny. He says that the total average
ehj) was 10,074,163 portnds of wool.
J hat is un average of nearly Hi lbs.
"1 just' went out to see a friend fora
moment, remarked Jones to his wife
the other evening as he returned to hi»
seat at the theuter. "Indeed," replied
Airs. J ones with sarcastic surprise, "I
supposed from the odor of your breath,
that you had went out to see vour worst
enemy." Jones winced.
M heu they shear sheep in Australia
they mean business, as may be imagiu
o" wl !S" 1110 flüelts aggregate over200,
000. There are some propiietore who
own more than 500,000. Edoes'A- Co.
at Burrawary, hud a sheep shearing
winch lasted ten weeks, during which
time 266,123 sheep wore shorn. One
hundred shearers, besides the the regu
lar farm hands, were employed.
1 hi . two pieces of this country .are
growing into one—the two peoples
therein are discovering—amidst a deal
ol excusable gush aud blubbering
that they are in fact one people—very
much the same peopte in a Ji essentials
—and that their prospects as a nation
are very much happier and more auspi
cious than anyone could bave, believed
twenty or even ten years ago. Time is
a wonderful physician— New Orleans
1 imex.
A young lady was once terribly
shocked by her own foolish mistoké.
Being sent for some flour to the store
ing hurray, she took what she supposed
to be a clean pillowslip from the bureau
drawer. When she bounded into the
store, smiling like ,a basket of chips,
she handed the tiling to the store
keeper to to filled with flour. He didn't
notice what they were till a acoop full of
flour had gone througlit them. When
he raised them up aud displayed the
two oqtlets at the bottom, nicely fring
ed, the young lady quickly "lit out,"
without saying a word, and the store
keeper, covered with flour, laid the gar
ment in the money drawer to await
her return, which bus not "eventuated"
up to the present time.
A Suggestive Epitaph.
In one of the oemeteries there is a
tombstone wliiijh no married man can
look at without a furtive grin. I don't
know why. It has a very simple in
scription, being briefly thus:
"My Hnstond
At Rest.'
I suppose the benedicts find some
thing funny in the legend, at least, I
noticed a group of them nudging one
another and exchanging shy winks when
they stopped before it while their wives
angrily rebuked their levity and couldn't
what they oould find to tough about
a graveyard. People Bee some things

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