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PICKING BKBKIBS. HY UAKi.MtKl SANIiSTKM. Away to in toll sldeoa swift little reet, Tr; quick through tbe meadows iu hlmdow aui nun; Hroau i mm and deep crowns over brows Hint It sweat, An. i round rosy cheeks that are diuipliu wiiu run. And boms from tbe hill-side on alow little feet, With basket as heary as races ar bright; Aud who will be first tbe dar ffAwther u irreet, And see her surprawand ber look of delight ? But sha never will dream by tt berries they bring, hltm Of the millions they left iffcrw tbe sweet harries grow, Away on tbe bills where tbe many birds sing. And tbe brook dances down to the Tailey hekafjBBBVsAT avf abIbbbW Two llrave Uttle Girls. A long time ago, in the Indian coun try, two little girls slipped away from tbe fort, and went down into the hol low to pick berries. - it wm Emmy, a girl of seven years, and Kessie, her sis ter, not yet six. All at once, the sun Mashed on something bright, and Kui my knew that the pretty painted things site had seen crawling among t he bush es must be hostile Indians, with gleam ing weapons in their hands. She did not cry out, nor in any way let them know that she had seen them, licit she looked all about, saw that some of t he creeping Indians were between her and the fort, and -went unpicking berries, its before. Soon, she called aloud to Bessie, with a steady voice, "Don't you think it's going to rain?" So they both turned aud walked toward the fort. They reached the tall grass, and, suddenly.hmmy dropped to the ground, pulling down Bessie, too. "What art) you looking for?" asked the little si& ter, in surprise. Then Emmy whisper ed to Bessie, and both of them stole si lently and quickly on hands and knees through tbe long grass, .until they came to the road; when they started up and ran swiftly to the fort, dashed through the entrance, and had the gate safely closed behind them. Those girls are quite old now, but they remember very well the day they saved them selves, the foil which their father com manded, and the soldiers aud other people in it, besides. St. NUJtoUw. During a lesson on the life of King David a class of girls was asked, "Who killed the giant r whereupon -one re plied, "JacK. . During a rainy spell this spring, the table talk was largely about the weather. The first pleasant morning Trot spied a ray of sunshine, she called, excitedly, "See, Aunt Bet, see. There isn't any weather this morning." -Youth's Companion. Little May, whose idea of a funeral was a long procession, one daycajne to her mother and said: "'( mamma, may I go down to Mrs. B's house the Fourth of July ? for there will he a very long funeral of soldiers go by her house, with music, and T want to see it!" 1 "Why did General Washington cross the Delaware on the ice during the storm of au awful night?" asked a teacher of her young class in history. "I reckon," piped a small voice in an swer, "it was because he wanted to get on the other side." Outrages in the Russian Navy. ' A few weeks ago a navy oillcer struck a sailor for some trilling offense so violently that he died, but no notice has been taken of it. An admiral in the Adriatic with an annual income of 812,000, keeps his family on board ship iu order to avoid the expanse of living onshore. He lifts, in consequence, for bidden the sailors to bathe, which in the temperature of the Mediterranean l egions, is abjailutely necessary to their health and comfort. The regulations of the navy absolutely prohibit striking a sailer or encumbering national ships with officers' families. Bnt by charg ing any informers or accusers of such offenses with "nihilism" or "disloy alty" the offenders can easily stave off inquiry. In the very nature of the case the day must come, though it will perhaps be a distant one, when enlightenment will open the eyes of the masses to the abuses they suffer. All these outrages will be recalled and form part of the tremendous indictment that the Bus- si an people will bring against their rulers. A Ma kink Velocipede. Mr. Fryer of New York, has just completed the model of a new ocean steamer that is to "run on wheels." The vessel floats on three spheres made of sheet steel, one forward and two astern. Each of these is united with flanges, which sur lound nearly the whole of its circum ference aud act as paddles. The spheres are so arranged that they can be worked backward and forward, or one worked backward, and the others forward simultaneously, so that the vessel may be turned completely around in "her own water," as sailors put it. With such power of tapid turning no rudder will be uectseary. The upper woiks are to rest upon the 5pherts that are to do the propelling, and wilt be as light as consistent with strength. There are to be three decks, and the state-rooms are to be in the utter part of the vessel, between the wheels, on the second and third decks. The dining-room is to be on the third deck. The boat is to be 210 feet long and i:t feet deep. Her three sphere or paddle wheels are to be 00 feet in diameter each, the flanges or paddles being each 18 inches. Mr. Fryer says be expects to beat the lest ocean time tt least two days, aud declares that bis vessel will he both safe and com portable. Arrangements are making for the building of the vessel. Three thousand women are employed in the railway offices of Austria. They get paid from $15 to $30 a month. Nearly all of them are either the wid ows, wives or daughters ef defunct or active male employes on the different roads. The accuracy of history may It styled an unknown quantity. Captain Russell's history of the wars between Russia and Turkey declares that Moltke .obtained the facts for his history of the campaign of 1829 while serving on tbe Itusslau staff, whereas, he did not visit the East till 1835; while Lady Duff Gordon, in the preface to her transla tion of Moltke's book, says that its au thor was a "Majsr Moltke, a young Prussian officer, who died at an early The r VOL. III. tub: old fakmbr'h rj ko v. i to a gfjteu, grassy knoll, by the hanks of tha brook, That so long aud so often hare watered but dock, Tbe old farmer rests In his long and last sleep, While the waters a low, lisping lullaby keep. He baa plowed his last furrow, lie has reaped his last grain; No morn shall awake him to labor again. Yon tree that with fragrance is filling the air, So rich with tbe blossoms, so thrifty aud fair, By his awn hand was planted, aud well did baaay It would live when its planter bad moldered away. He has plowed his last furrow, he baa reaped his last grain; No morn shall awake htm to lalior again. There's the well that he dug, with its water bo cold. With its wet, dripping bucket so mossy and old, No more from its depths by tbe patriarch. For the "pjtcher U broken," the old man is gone. He has plowed bis last furrow, he has reaped his last grain; No morn shall awake him to labor again. 'Twas a gloom giving day when the old farmer died; The stout-hearted mourned, the affectionate cried; And the prayers ef tbe just for his rest did ascend: For they ah lost a brother, a man and a friend. He has plowed his last furrow, he hftB reaped his fast grain; No morn shall awake him to labor again. For honest and upright the old farmer was; His 4od he revered, he respected the laws; Though faineless he lived, be has (rone wher. bis worth Will outahtue, like pure gold, all the dross this earth. He has plowed his last furrow, he has reaped his last grain; No morn shall awake him to labor again. . MISS DOLLY'S DESTINY. I shouldn't be surprised any day, Dolly, to see David Wiggin tying his horse at your gate,' said Mr. Blount, roguishly, gathering up the reins. 'Nonsense, brother! Anything the matter with his own hitching post V retorted Miss Dolly turning in the door way. Mr. Blount laughed. Everybody felt bound to laugh at Miss Dolly's crisp sayings that had kept her friends in good humor these forty years. And when David does call on you,' pursued Mr. Jlount more seiiously; 'I do hope Dolly yeu'll give him a chance to do his errand. That'll be no more than fab , and the man won't be easy, till he has freed his mind.' 'What mischief are you the forerun uer of now, James Blount V cried Miss Dolly, racing about like a soldier on drill. 'What upon earth have 1 to do with David's errands?' 'Well, his wife has been dead a year or more,' said Mr. Blount, suggestively, shutting one eye, and squinting with the otherdown the length of his whip stalk, 'and lately he has been asking about you. You can put that and that together to suit yourself.' 'Fiddledsticks!' said Miss Dolly ener getically. I shan't say have him or don't have him -though there isn't a likelier man livmg than Davis but I do - ay Dolly you ought to givfi him a hearing, ana having convinced himself beyond a reasonable doubt that the whip was all right, Mr. Blount ticked his sleepy horse with it and drove away. '0, my sorrows!' ejaculated Mi. Dolly, clssing the door with unftJHict ed countenance, and sitting down j-o iuietly for once that a photographer might have copied ber then and there. Not that he could have done her" jus tice, for her expression was too quick and varied to be caught by any trick of chemicals and without it Miss Dolly's physiognftopy would lwve been rather characteriss but lor b"i prominent Koman noV Th'lsoyjan gave tone to her face. By which I would not he un derstood literally as saying that she talked through a nasal whine. I mean simply in a metaphorical sense, this bold feature spoke loudly of energy And Miss Dolly had abundant need of energy else why the nose? Kvery two years during her childhood she had been tiptoed into the oast bhdroom to see a new baby, till at her mother's death, live little brothers fell to her charge to be coaxed and scolded into manhood. You can't bring up those boys,' groaned a dolorous aunt. 'They'll run square over you, Dorothy Almeda.' Let them run over me so long as it does not hurt 'em !" laughed Miss Dolly skewing her llaxen hair with a goose quill and tying a calico apron over her calico longshort, preparatory to " bringing up" said youths. From that day forward she went cheerily, on, making th best of every thing, though it must be confessed she often had odds and ends to work wit' . as people usually do have who are bon with a faulty. Somehow she fou, time for all her duties except matri mony. If that were a duty, it was one she wouldn't) and couldn't attend to while Iter father and the children need ed her. Divers young men thought this a great pity, among them David Wiggiu. "Don't lie silly, David !" said Dolly, when lie hinted a much te her; whereupon David vent oil and married Olive Se.ide, the plained girl In the parish. Bfl Tins happened thirty years ago, and David was again wifeless, and again the current of his thoughts turned towards Dolh, who still lived at tbe old homestead at the foot of Bryant's Falls. Tier father had died some months before. Of the boys, .lames and Kzekiel had settled on neighboring farms and the remaining three had gone west. David's benevolent heart warmed with compassion as he remem lered Dolly's lonely condition, and he felt that it would be exceedingly kind in him to ofter her a home, eepecialy as he owned as good a place as you'd llnd on the river, while the Mount cottage was falling into decay. He A, Owosso Times OWOSSO, wouldn't let her former refusal tell againt her, for as he looked back, he couldn't really see how she could have married any one at that period. She ought to be rewarded for the devotion she had shown to the family, and, for his part, he felt magnanimous enough to give her a second chance to accept him. Such was the worthy widower's state of mind when he asked James Blount with mock humanity whethf . it woudl be of any use for hiin to try and make a bargain with Dolly. "That's more than I can tell," Mr. Blount had answered. "Dolly's a puz zle; you'll have to llnd h$r out your self." Mr. Wiggin smiled in complacent an ticipation of acceptance; indeed, if it might not seem like a reproach to the f tWmory of his lost Olive, I should say the kind-hearted man rejoiced in this opportunity of making Miss Dolly's happiness. Benevolence was in his face, benevolence was in his spirit, as he sallied forth at an early day to ac quaint her with her good fortune. The broken barrow which he had strap ped into the wagon to give the neigh bors u plausible reason for his trip to the Fall's was by no means typical tt mental laceration to its owner. Tlis feeling, as he approached Miss Dolly's moss-grown cottage, was purely one of thankfulness that it was in his power to provide her a better home. Not that he. was grateful to his dead wife for leaving a vacancy there. Mr. Wig gins had mourned faithfully for Olive a year and a day. Miss Dolly was out in the garden gathering catnip. She had built a chip Are under the tea-kettle, and then whisked off to pick an apronful of the pungent leaves while the water was boiling. There she was stooping be neath the eaves of a log-cabin sun-bonnet, and humming a lively tune when Mr. Wiggin drove up. '( 'dine my beloved, haste away,' piped Miss Dolly, cheerily, snapping away briskly at the stalks. 'Cut short tbe hours of (by delay; Fly like a youthful' ' 'Fly like a youthful " struck in a wheezy Irnss. The sun-bonnet tipped back like a cart body. 'Sakea alive!' cried Miss Dolly, not in the words of the hymn, as Mr- Wig giu strode toward her on his slightly rheumatic kgs. 1 didn't mean to put you out,' he laughed, shaking hands heartily; 'but it seemed kind o' nateral to take part with you in 'Invitatiou.' ' You always had a way of falling in at the most unheard of time, I remem ber,' retorted Miss Dolly, saucily, re covering herself and going on gathering catnip. 'You used to say I kept good time, only too much of it.' pursued Mr. Wig gin with a sudden inspiration; 'but I tell you what, Dolly, time never did drag with me more than it does these days.' 'It Is a dull season,' said Miss Dolly with exasperating simplicity. 'I sup pose tlie grass-hoppers have eaten most of your wheat: haven t they so it 11 hardly pay for reaping?' Just so,' assented Mr. Wiggin, dis comfited. He had not traveled live miles in the heat to discuss the state of the crops. 'Walk in and sit down, won't you?' said Dolly with reluctant hospitality. Her apron was crammed to its utmost capacity. She devoutly wished it had been larger. 'Well, yes, I don't care ! I do,' an swered Mr. Wiggin, after a hypocritical show of hesitancy, 'i had a little busi ness farther on at the blacksmith's. No hurry, though, as 1 luiow of," and he turned to let down the bars for Mip Dolly, who meanwhile slipped through the fence, catnip and all. 'Bless my heart! 1 don't see but you are as smart as you ever was,' said he, admiringly, as he puffed along in her wake. 'Still, you must be getting into years, Dolly, as well as 1 no offence, I hope and I wondering whether or no it wasn't lonesome for you living here a woman so?" 'O, I never was one of the lonemme kind,' responded Miss Dolly, briskly, seating her guest in the patchwork cushioned locking-chair, 'and for that matter hardly a day passes without some of James' folks running In.' 'Yes, 1 know; but if you was to change your situation, wouldn't you enjoy life better, think?' Miss Dolly fidgeted at the green par per curtains, and intimated that her happiness would le complete if the grasshoppers would stop feeding on bar garden stuff. 'That's just it,' continued Mr. Wig giu, eagerly; 'you do seem to need a man to look out for your farming inter ests, now don't you, Dolly! a man that will be ready and willing to do for you, and make you comfortable ?' 1 don't know,' said Miss Dolly.dryly. 'The year father died I did have Silas Potter, and he is the most faithful crea ture living; but what with the extra cooking and' washing 1 had to do for ldm, my work was alxmt double, aud when mud-time came. I was glad to send him off and hire by the day. T made up my mind that men folks around the house cost more than they come to.' 'I guess we don't understand one an other,' said Air. "Wiggin, slightly discon certed at that unflattering view of his sex. I wasn't speaking oi hiring help, Dolly. Naturally you would get tired of that. It's worryin to a woman. But if you was to have a companion, nowone that could give yoa a good home, with wood and water under cover 'Shoo! shoo!' cried Miss holly, flying out after an inquiring chicken on the door-step. Mr. Wiggin drew his red handker MICH., FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 1881 chief from his hat to wipe his glowing face. Certainly he had not felt the heat so bad through haying. How's your health, now-a-days ?' asked Dolly, frisking back with a look of resolute unconsciousness. Very good; remarkably good! i don't know where you will find a unwi with a tougher constitution than i ha1 got.' 'Ah!' and Dolly blushed like a sum. s in October. 'Yes, I'm well,' pursued Mr. Wiggin perseveringly, aud I'm tolerably well-to-do, with nothing to hinder my mar rying again, providing I can see a wo man to my mind.' There's the deacoh's widowsugge.- -ed Miss Miss Dolly officiously; slm pious, economical " She's left with means enough to cur ry her through handsomely,' interrupt ed Mr. Wiggin quickly. - "Now, I'd rather have a wife to provide for one that needed a home. In fact Dolly, 1 nave my eye on u little woman I want this minute." He had both eyes on her for that matter, and Miss Dolly was forced to recognize the situation, whether she ac cepted it or not. 'I've managed to sweeten my tea so far, David, without calling upon my neighbors,' chirruped she, stooping to lay straight the. braided mat, 'and I might :is well keep on. I don't feel it a tax as some folks would. But there's Martha Dunning; she's having a hard time to get along. Why don tyou take her, David ? She'd appreciate such a nice home as yours.' It would seem as if most any wom an might, 'said Mr. Wiggin in au injur ed tone;"all finished off complete,palnt ed outside and in ' She'd be delighted with it I'm sure of it!' broke In Miss Dolly, with an air of conviction, as she darted into the kitchen to lift the boiling kettle from the crane. But you don't mean that you won't rnnrry me, Dolly?" pleaded Mr. Wiggin anxiously following her to the door. 'I have been dot in' on seeiu' you at the head of things at my liouse." 'Martha is a good manager,' said Miss Dolly, coolly. 'David needn't tbiuk ho can buy me with a new set of buildings!' added she mentally, snapping down the lid of the pug-nosed teapot. 'I never did have the name ol being d op ing.' 'I tell you, Dolly, I won t have Mar tha; I don't like her turn!' cried Mr. Wiggin, testily balancing himself on the threshold, yet not daring to step over it. Miss Dolly gave her undivided atten tion to winging the hearth. You know you was always the wo man of my choice, Dolly,' pursued Mr. Wiggin, as tenderly as he could consist ently with the distance between them. And when we were both young ' l'shaw! mapped Dolly, scorching her wing, 'that's beyond the memory of man.' Mr. Wiggin's position was becoming painful. Miss Dolly was not to be won by the attractions of wealth and position, nor even by tender allusions to the past. He would appeal to her kindness of heart. 1 used to believe you had some feel- in', Dolly,' said he, tremulously; but you don't seem to have any for me. Here I am left here all alone m the world; children all paired off, 'thout's Matilda, and she'll go before the snow flies; house empty ' I suppose you can have a home with any of your boys and welcome," put in Miss Dolly, still fluttering about tl i chimney like a swallow. Yes, if worse comes to worse, I sir pose I can,' asented Mr. Wiggin. mournfully, anything but consoled t this reflection. 'It would break me 1 terribly, though, you may depend, to give up my place that 1 set so much by and crowd myself on my children.' No response save the clattering of the tongs. And it's dreadful melancholy bu -ness for a man at my time of lire drag along without a partner. I .n getting too old, Dolly,' and Mr. Wiggiu brushed his sleeve across his eyes as a ferruted school-boy might have done. 'Yes I'm getting to in- old, Dolly, and it lands to reason that I haven't many years to live; but I did hope that we might go down hill together, Dolly, you chirkin' me up with that spry way of your'n that I always took to, and I carry in' the heft of Here Miss UoJy gave a little sniff, nothing worth mentioning only for the effect it produced on Mr. Wig gin. Can't you make up your mind to have me Mitt Dolly V' pleaded Mr. -Wiggin. 'I don't see how I am going to stand It if you can't.' Then Miss Martha wouldn't still-,' said Miss Dolh , archly. What a shame now, when she needa property so muchr Hang the property! I'd mortgage the whole of it rather than not get you!' cried Mr. Wiggin, with a vehem ence that quite closed her mouth. "Well David, when I come to con sider it all over, it is a little lonely for liflth of us, and though I never dream ed of a change any more, seems if I can't help myself, and if you think I'm worth having, you can take me. Hut mind, you musn't grumble If my ways are not like yourn, and I'm a bit hard to manage. But I'll do the best I can and will try to make a good wife, knowing as we loth do that wo liked one another somo whn we were younger and harder to please.' And in a week, good, satisfied Dollp had changed her home and was as hap py as the day was long. I.l'l.llll IO 1 II' g .-".lilt v..w Western pork raisers, bcause he had the first spare rib. Iakhm-II (,'Uizit. (Jov. Bagley's Will. In theday following the arrival in Detroit of the body of the late John J, Bayley, it was removed from the fam ily residence to the City Hall escorted by 100 children from St. Vincent orphan asylum where it laid in state for several hours, supported by an ap propriately designed catafalque and guarded by a detail from the Light Guard, and an honorary guard of emi nent citizens. On the Sunday follow ing, the funeral was atteuded from his late residence, A profusion of flowers in unique and exceedingly appropriate designs were on every hand about the elegant casket. The house was filled with warm personal friends from all parts ol the state. A vast concourse of citizens numbering tens of thonsauds, were to be seen in every direction about Grand Circus l'ark. Kev. T. B, Forbuah,. pastor of the Unitarian Church, of which the late ex-Governor was a member, attended the funeral and spoke feelingly of the deceased. He was followed by Chief .Justice Marston, whose eloquence was at once the tribute of tho state, paid through one of its highest representa tives, and the heartfelt utterances of a warm and long tried personal friend. Suitable music was rendered by a quar tette. During the removal of the re mains from tho house to the hearse a dirge was played by Gardner's band, after which the funeral procession was formed. The Detroit infantry battal ion, headed by Gardner's Iwind were the escort. The hearse was followed by the male employes of .lohn J. Hag ley s Co., and by a train of loO car riages. The interment was iu Wood mere cemetery. Governor Bagley's will has been filed for probate. It is a characteristic; paper, and iu every line reflect his gen erous and considerate heart. His gra tuities to his employees recalls the provisions of a letter left by the late A. T. Stewart, in which he requested his wife to whom he loft all of his im mense fortune, except $1 ,000,000 to make a distribution similar to that pro vided for by Gov. Bagley's will. The following is an extended alwtraot of the will: To evety person Who at t he time of my decease shall have leen iu my em ploy in the store or factory, or at my residence for the period of five years, and who at the time of my decease shall still be in my employ, the sum of f0 each. To all who shall so have been In my employ for a period of ten years, and who are at the time of my decease shall still be in my employ, the sum of liZOO each. To all who shall so have been in my employ for the period of 15 years, and who at the time of my disease shall still be in my employ, the sum of $500 each. In these bequests I do not include any one of those associated with me in business as partners, or joint corpo rators. To my esteemed associates in busi ness, .John B. Stoutenberg, Spenser N. Hurburt, Ira Niles.Joseph U. Blanchard end Edward Mason I give, and direct my executors to procure and bestow upon each one of them, a handsome gold watch and chain, not exceeding $250 each in value, with an appro priate inscription theieon, so as to con stitute the same a memorial gift from myself. To the First Congregational Uni tarian church of Detroit, 1 give the sum of $500. To the benevolent association of De troit, known as "The Little Sisters of the Poor," who, in my judgment, more than any other charitable association, carry out practically and with rare simplicity and humility tho divine work of charity, 1 cheerfully give the sum of $500. To the sisters iu charge of St. Yin cent's orphan asylum in Detroit 1 also give the sum of $500. To tae Woman s Hospital anil Foundlings' Home of the city of De troit I also givelhesum of $500. To the llev. Samuel B. Carpenter.son of William N. Carpenter of Detroit, I give as a token of my regard both for his lather and himself, the sum of $500. To Mrs. .leannette M, Rice of .lack 8on, my wife's aunt, I give the sum $100 u year as long as she shall live. If John Trix shall be In my business employ or in that of the linn at the tlmeof my death.Igive the sum of $500, all which bequests I desire my execu tors to pay as soon after my decease as they shall find tkemselvesconveniently able so to do. Incase I shall not have so done in my lifetime, ami lefore this will takes effect, I desire and direct my said exe cutors, after they havo obtained the permission of the city authorities so to do, to locate and construct on Campus Martius in the city of Detroit, at suitable point between McMillan's present store and the city hall, a free public drinking fountain nf ice water for the people, provided the city corpo ration will on their part agree to fur niRh at their cost the necessary supply of ice therefor from and including the month of November in each year, aud also a free supply of water thereto for the entire year said fountain to be of neat and tasteful design and of ap propriate and enduring material and the cost therefor not to exceed $5000. Frances K. Bsigley, Gov. Bagley's widow, is liequ flatbed the entire home stead, corner of l'ark street and Wash ington avenue, with all its belongings and appurtenances, taxes, assessments and other outlays and disbursements thereon to be defrayed from the estate; also an income of $1,000 per month (or more if necessary) to be paid her by the NO. 15. executors. The children named in the will aie l-Mottutce Hagley Sherman, of New York city, John Newbury Uugley, Frances Margery Bagley.Margaret Sar gent Bagley, Olive Bagley, i'aul Fred erick Bagley and Helen Bagley, aud the widow is appointed guardian of all such as are under age. A clause in the will relating to their education says: "I desire here further to say that 1 have full confidence in my said wife, and readily commit to her the education of my children, making only this one re quirement, viz., that they one and all be educated in this country and not abroad, as it is my sincere desire that they may grow up to be true Ameri cans, and lovers of their native land and her institutions." The remainder of the estate is be queathed to the children, who are to share alike under directions given to executors. The will is dated Septem ber 2, 1880, and witnessed by James A. Brown and John A. Weir, of De troit. The codicil attached to the will was never dated, signed or witnessed. It was intended to bequeath the gold watch and chain carried by deceased, also his cameo sleeve buttons, to Faul Frederick Bagley; his onyx sleeve but tons to John Newbury Hagley; his heaviest gold-headed cane to Jerome Croul; the other cane, gold-headed, to George II. Hopkins; and a slide with the hair of President Lincoln therein, to I). Bethune DulHeld. Tbeext cutors are urged to maintain the business under its present name as long as possible into the future. The total value of the estate is estimated at 4000,000. Agricultural Fairs. The date of tho several state fairs and of the county and district fairs to be held in this state (luring the coming seaeon will be found below, together with tho place where held, the date, and the name and.ad d ress of the secretary. TATK AND niSTUICT KA1KS. Michigan ttati Agricultural wicwty, Jacksou, Sptiiiber 11) to 2J8, .1. J. Hterling, sec Mouroe. Michigan statf! Horticultural society, JaCtsou, Snptemhr Mi to 215, C. W. (iar&eld, boc.,' (baud ! ; 1 1 liits. Ohio .ii'- Agricultural society. Coluiuhus, Aug. 2 to tfepteintier 2, W. I. Cham berlain, sec,, Columbus. Northern onb Agricultural society, Cleveland, September 5 to 9, C. H. Burt, sec., Cleve land. Tri-State Fair Association, Toledo, September 12 to 17, John Farley, sec.. Toledo. Indiana Agricultural society, Indianapolis, Soptember 2ft to 30, Alexander Heron, sec., ludiauapohs. North Eastern Indiana Agricultural society, Waterloo, October ii to 7, J. W. Patterson, sec, Waterloo. Western Michigan Agricultural society, rand KapidH,Spteinber 27 to 30, James Cox, sec. Grand Rapids. Eastern Michigan Agricultural society, Ypsi- lanti, Seplemtar 2s to 30, John Chldlster, sec., VpsilautL Central Michigan Agricultural society.Lanslng, Octotwr 3 to 7, ii. ii. linker, sec, Lansing. NortheaHtaru District, East Saginaw, Septem- Imr 27 to 80, Sumner Howard, Bee., Flint. Illinois Agricultural Society, Peoria, Septem ber 26 to October 1, S.D.Fisher, sea, Springfield. Wisconsin Agricultural society Fon du Lnc, September 26 to 30, Geo. U. Bryant, sec., Madison. Iowa Agricultural society, Des Moinee. Sep tember fi to V, J.B.Shaffer, sec, Fairfield. Pennsylvania Agricultural society, Pittsburg, September 5 to 17, D. W. Seller, sec, Har risburg. Nebraska Agricultural society, Omaha, Sep tember 12 to 17, J. C. McBride, sec., Lin coln. Kansaa Agricultural society, Topekn, Septem ber 12 to 17, Geo. Y. Johnson, sec., Tope ka. Capital State Fair Association, Austin, TextF, October IS to 22, E. C.Bartholomew, sec., Austin, Texa. South Caroliuastun) Agricultural society, Col umbia, Nov'tnberH to 11, Thos.W. Hollo way, Pomaria. Minnesota Agricultural & Mech. Association, Minneapolis, September 6 to , (Ml. Clarke, sec., Minbeapolis. Minnesota state Agricultural society. Fai ring- ton, September 7 to 11, B.C. Judson, sec, Farrington. Montana Agricultural t Mech. Association, Helena, September 26 to October 1, C. G. Reynolds, sec, Helena. Toronto (Canada; Exposition, Toronto, ont., September 7 to 17, H.J.Hill, sec, Toron to, Canada. St. Louis Agricultural and Mechanical society, SL Louis, October 3 to G.O.Kalb, sec, St. Louis. New England Agricultural seciety, Worcester, September 6 to M, Daniel Need ham, sec, Boston. Northecu Eeutucky Agricultural society, Flor ence, Aug. 3ii to September 3, E. A. Tuck er, sec, Florouee. Steuben County Agricultural society, Angola, Indiana, octob t 11 to 14, B.F. Davison, sec, Angola. MICIMri.W (il NTT KAtim. Armmla county Agricultural society, Anrad a, tctober 5 to 7, J . E. Bui ringer, sec, Ai ina- da. Bay county Agricultural society, Bay City. Sep tember, adte23, S. C. Wilson, sec . Bay City. Benzie cuiinty Agricultural society, Benronla, September 2s and 2i, A.B. Adams, sec, Benzonia. Branch county Agricultural society , Coldwater, September 27 to3), J.D.W.Fisk, sec, ("oldwater. Calhoun county Am .cultural society, Marshall, September 26 to 2V, Geo.S. Woolsey, sec, Mai Khali. Cass county Agricultural society, Cassopolls, September 2 to 30, L.Bf. Glover, sec, (Jassopolis. Clinton county Agricultural society, St. Johns, September 27 to 30, 11. P. Adams, sec, St Jonas. Grand Traverse Agricultural society, Traverse ilj, October 3 to 6. L. H.Gage, set., Trav erne Cltyr . Gratiot county Agricultural society, Ithaca, October 5 to 7, R. J'mlth, sec, Itbaca. Hillsdale county Agricultural seciety, Hills . dale, Octolter 4 to 7, F. M. Holloway, sec, HUMat Ingham county Agricultural society, Mason September 2v to 80, J. C. Squires, sec. Mason. Iouia county Agricultural society, Ionia, Oct., 4 to 7, 8. D. Pierson. see., Ionia. Kalamazoo county Agricultural society, School craft, September 27 to 80, Pi an k l ittle, sec, Kalamazoo. Lenawee county Agricultural society, Adrian, September 26 to 80, S. B. Mann, sec, Adrian. Livingston county Agricultural seciety, How ell, September 27 to 80, Chas. E Beor muu, sec, Howell. Macomb county Agricultural society, Rich mom). September 14 in 1ft, H. W. Hancock, sec, ML ''emeus. Mason, county Agricultural society, Ludiogton September 2H to 30, B. B. Gibson, sec. Ludington. Monroe county Agricultural society, Monroe, October 1 to V, H. T. t'ole, tea, Mouree, Oakland couuty Agricultural society Poutlac, August 80 to September 2, Noah Tyler ,sec, Poutiac oceuna county Agricultural society. Hart, September 20 to 33, E. D. Richmond, sec, HarL Osceola county Agricultural society, Evart, September 27 to 30, 1. R. Euuee, sec, Evart. Tuscola county Agricultural society, Watrous- vllle, October 6. aud 7, E. B. B. Hayes, ec, Watreusvtlle. Van Huron couuty Agricultural society, Paw Paw. October 4 to 7, C. A. Harrison, sec, Paw Paw. Union Agricultural society, Ovid. Octo ber 11 to 13. E. B. Voorbees, sec, Ovid. Plalnwelt (Allegan County) Union, Plainwell, October 4 to 7 W. H. Hooper sec., Plain well. School Law. IMA EST OF SUPREME-COURT DECISIONS. 1. When a contract for hiring a teach er lias been signed by the director -the school district and by the teacher, and the moderator writes upon it "ap proved, and subscribes it as moderator such approval and signature will be, treated as in legal effect a signature of the contract by such moderator. I Ever ett v. Fractional School District No.2 of Cannon, 30 Mich., 249. 2. The provision of the statute that the contract for hiring a school teacher shall require the teacher to keep a cor rect list of the pupils, and the age of each attending the school, etc., imposes the duty upon the teacher of keeping such list, aud this becomes in legal ef- iect a part or his contract, whether the written contract expressly stipulates for it or not. Ibid. il. The provision of the statute requir ing tbe keeping of a list of pupils, etc., to lie inserted in the contract is merely directory, and does not render invalid a contract from which such requirement has been omitted, provided it be good in other respects and entered into in good faith. Ibid. 4. A school district is a municipal cor poration and cannot be garnished evon by Its own consent, unless the debtor also consents. (School District No. 4 of MaratLon v. Gage, 39 Micb., 484. 5. It is against public policy to allow the wages of persons in public employ ment to be reached by garnishment. (Ibid. C. School management should always conform to those decent usages which recognize tho propriety of omitting to hold public exercises on recognized hol idays; and it is not lawful to impose for feitures or deductions for such proper susjajnsion of labor. All contracts for teaching dnring periods mentioned must be construed of necessity as sub ject to such days of vacation, and there can be no penalty laid upon such obser vances, in the way of forfeitures or de ductions of wages. School District No.4 of Marathon v. Gage, 39 Mich., 484. Note. The legal, holidays established by statute are New Year's day (January 1), Washington's birthday (February 22), Decoration day (May 30), Independence day (July 4), Christmas day (December 25), and any day appointed by the Presi dent and governor as a day of fasting and prayer, or of general thanksgiving. Whenever a legal holiday falls on Sunday, the Monday next succeeding is to be observed iustead. Act No. 124, Laws of 1865, as amended by Act No. MB Laws of 1875, and act No. 208, Laws of 1881. 7. If a teacher is employed for a def inite time, and, during the period of his employment, the district otlicers close the schools on account of the prevalence of contagious diseases, and keep them closed for a time, aiid the teacher continues ready to perform his contract, he is entitled to full wages during such period. The act of God is not an excuse for non-performance of a contract unless it renders performance impossible; if it merely makes it difll cuit and inexpedient, it is not sufficient. Although under nuch circumstances it is eminently proper to dismiss school, yet this affords no reason why the mis fortune of the district should lie visited upon the teacher. Dewey v. Union School District of Alpena, 43 Mich., 480. 8. The statute empowers the board of trustees of a graded school district to employ all teachers necessary, and what teachers are necessary is left to be decided by the sound discretion of the trustees. The making of a contract with a teacher is within the authority of a board of trustees, and, when made, neither the trustees nor the voters at an annual meeting have power to im pair its obligation. Tappan v. School District No. 1 of Carroll ton. The Wrono Cage. "Porter," said the gentleman from New York, as he stepped into his berth, "take this quar ter and call meat Lyons, sure." "All right, sah." Late next morning be calls him: Only twenty minutes from Buffalo, sah." The passenger makes a chapter of remarks in blanks and dash es, w biding up with, "Why in fury did'nt you call me at Lyons?" New porter ecstatically, "Lions! 'For good ness, dat's it ! You did say lions, for snail, boss, and I done thought ober de whole circus, and I hope to die ef 1 could ketch onto any animal higher dan buffalo! I'll remember de cage next time, boss." Tbe passenger from New York is not appeased, but all the other passengers are most mightily. Burlington Hawkcye. Caxtne Boarders. With the ex presstd purpose of keeping dogs out of the Stockton House, at Cape May, dur ing the present season, the directors is sued an announcement thai they would be charged for board at the rate of $10 a week apiece. That this scheme for carrying out a praiseworthy purpose is an utter failure is proved by the fact that aix dogs are now registered at the Stockton House, that is to say, three Skye terriers, two lap dogs, and one puff- Kit Carson's grave, at Taos, N. M. is unmarked by stone or monument. The grave mounds of the famous scout and his Indlrn wife are twe low gravel beaps in a desolate cemetery. The land which produces nearly all of the best toney in California is not worth two cents an acre for anything else. San Dego, with her timberless mountains covered for miles with white sage, was a dreary waste until Harbinson set a few swarms of bees at their feet. To-day his honey is known in almost every market In the world. He buys lumber by the cargo to airy on tbe business.