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Now, l'a of a notion In my head, dat when yon oome to die, An lUn1 d 'amluatton la de Uote Houae lade iky. You'll, be 'aionteheu' al de queetltiu dat de auiceligwlnetoHx When he gltii y-u o.i de wltneae en' an' pin yon to de fnv . 'Cause he'u au von nilkuty elottely uut your uotn a in tu night, a de waleriullllou queaitou'i gwlue to boddnr you a eigh t T Den your eye ll open wider ilan dey ehber doue befo'. When he chafe you 'bout a ohloicea ecrape dat happened long ago 1 L angeU on de picket Hoe er loug de Milky Keep a watchtu' what you're drlblu' at, au' heartn' what you ay, No matter what you want to do, no mallei wbar you'a gwlne, Oey'a mighty ap' to dad It out au' paae 11 Iouk de Hue; Au' of n at de meutlu'.wtieu you make aruae 'an laugh. Why, dey aend de newe a-kltln' by de gold en telegraph: Den de augelln de orltli, whai'it a eettlu' by de pate, JmT readH do uieaeain wld a look, au' olapa 11 on ae eiate Den you better do your juty well, an' keep your con Helen o- clear, Au' keepalooklu' straight ahead au' watohn whar you steer ; 'Uausearter awhilede Llim'll oome to Journey fum de lao', Au' dey'll take you way up lu de a'r an' put you ou de stau' ; ieu you'll hab to llsteu to de olerk an' an swer mluhlv straight. I f you i in i 'spec to trabble froo de ala- in ventury. PARSON DOOZENBURY'8 FOUND SOCIAL. "That's it! That's it. exactly !" said the doctor, "you've hit the nail on the head this time. A Pound Social's the thing!" MA what," asked Mr. yivens, prick ing up his ears. "A what's the thing? I'm a little hard ol hearing" "A Pound Social, Bro. Nivens," re plied he, in a stentorian voice, "A Pound Social; do you hear now?" "Yes, f hear now, and I could have heard without your speaking so loud. But I'm no better off tnan I was be fore. I don't know what a Pound Sooial is." "You don't, eh? Well, I can very soou enlighten you," said the doctor, resuming his ungracious tone of voice. "A Pound Social is something like a like a what you call it? Sister Cran dall, won't you give a little idea what a pound social is, for the edification of this brother?" "Why, a Pound Social is something like a donation party," said Mrs. Cran dall, rolling her hoodstrings vigorously, over her work-roughened Angers, "only you don't have to give so much as you do to a donation." Folks gener ally carry about a pound of anything for instance, a pound of butter, a pound of soap, or a pound of sugar whatever's most handy. "Exactly," said the doctoi, "that's the idea, exactly." "O, yes, and we carry refreshments too," she added, "and set the tables, and have supper, and a good time all around." 'Well, what's all this got to do with paying a minister, I'd like to know," queried Mr. Nivens; "I thought you came here to see how we could pay up Bro. Doozenbury. That's what I came for, anyhow." "Well, you are grandly mistaken. Squire Nivens. We didn't come here for any such thing. We came here to get up a social, or something, for the elder. At least that's what they say. I'm only a passenger in this boat. For my part, I don't see why we're under any obligations to get up any sort of a stew. It's just for the looks of things, I s'pose. I haven't any objections, though, to having it counted on his sal ary," said he, with u shrewd shrug of the shoulder. "But a Pound Social's the thing, 1 guess. That'll kind o' test the feeling." "1 think a Pound Social's the thing, too," said Mrs. Crandall, "It'll give everybody a chance to give something, even if it's only a little. And they won't feel it much. It's the littles that count, you know." "Well, why not put the littles togeth er and buy them a silver ice pitcher, or a cake-basket, or some pretty tint",' that's worth having?" suggested Annie Holcotnb, interestedly. "That wouldn't work," replied Mrs. Crandall, sagely. "You go to getting up a silver ice-pitcher, or a cake-basket, and there's lots that won't feel as if they could give anything." "That won't give anything, vou better say," interrupted Mrs. Dawson. "I wouldn't give any tiling," said Mr. Shivers, doggedlv, "not the first, red ceat." "Nor I," said Holiday Jones. "You'd have to count me out, sure." "They don't need silver dishes any more 'n other folk do," chimed in Liz Jones. "If they want 'em, let 'em buy 'em themselves, I say." "O, they can't afford to," interposed Annie, "they have to live real econom ically to get along as well as they do. I wish we could give them something nice something they'd be kind o' proud of!" continued she, eagerly. "Well, I don't, said Mr. Shivers, "he's proud enough now,mysakes! He can't hardly speak to a fellow, without touching his hat to him. I tell you what, I'd enough sight rather have one of your rough-and-ready sort o' men, that waut none too stuck up to bow like common folks, nor too good to take a smoke with a fellow, now and then. Yes sir, I would. I tell you what, I doo't believe in the doctrine of paying a minister a big salary, till he's as proud as Lucifer, and then giving to him, all the time, beside. No sir, I don't!" and h opened his tobacco-b"t, and took a quid. "I guess he don't," whispered Mrs. Orandall aside."' "I don't believe he's carried Mr. Doozenbory's folks as mnch as a rye straw, since they have been here." "Yes, he has," said Mrs. Dawson ; "I carried them over a pitcher of butter milk one day, and while I was there, he brought them some straw to bed their horte with there wasn't much of it juet a little snag, but mind you, he didn't give it to them the parson paid him for it." "You don't say bo!" said Mrs. On&V dattj -Yes, 1 do say so. He paid hhn .or it. I saw him, or what wasfjust the same tiling, he fixed it so it would ai ply on what he had promised "Well, if that ain't too much!" ejac ulated she, indignantly, "I'd be asham ed, if 1 was stingy as thatll" Halloo! getting excited a little, hivers," said the doctor. "But you're about in the right of it, I think myself he-s pretty stuck up. And you can't beod him any more than you can an iron rod. Wants everything his own way, I don't know how 'tis with the rest of you, but I'm getting enough of t, for one. What were you saying. Mrs. Dawson and Mrs. Orandall, over there? Speak out your minds that'. The Owosso Times. VOL. III. what we want. This is a free country." "Now, Bro. Disbrow," remonstrated good Deacon Waterbury, "I don't like to hear vou talk in that way. 1 don't think Bro. Doozenbury is stuck up. Vou don't understaud him, that's all. He is doing a good work here. He has the cause of Christ and of this church ver near his heart. Now, this kind of talk vou are indulging in, will soon breed a division, and you know you don't want to do that," added he, kindly- "Yes, I do," said the doctor with a satisfied g. iii. "That's the very thing I do waut to do. I wani folks to get their eyes open. I mean the elder shall see 1 e isn't wanted here and then if he's got any good sense, he'll leave!" "He is wanted here, Bro. Disbrow, and now 1 beg you not to keep agitat ing this thing all the time. It doesn't argue the right spirit. Let the subject drop right here. Now don t bring it up again." "AM right!" responded the doctor. "All right! Go on with the dance then, brethren and sisters 1 Dea. Sargent, you are sitting pretty still over there. Haven't you a word to offer? Glad to hear it if you have," said he carelessly, add re ssi rig a sil verhaired, ben ig n-f aced, old gentleman, who sat leaning against the head of his cane. "But if you haven't," said he, turning from him abruptly, without waiting for a reply, "I'd like to know why Dea. Storms isn't here. Seen him to-night, any of you? I'd like to have his say-so be fore we actually decide. He knows what's what. But a pound social's the thing. That'll go like a book,, No body '11 oppose that." "Well, 1 am not so sure about that Dr. Disbrow," remarked MisB Plyinp lon, thoughtfully, "1 should dislike ex ceedingly to prevent a unanimous action at this meeting, but I confess 1 do not favor such a project at all, we ought to do a handsomer thing for our pastor, thau a pound social would be. We are able to, aud I most sincerely hope we shall." "A handsomer thing! I'd like to know why that isn't handsome enough, Miss Plymptou? The Elder's folks might realize as much as O, I do'n kuow as mue!i as ; Sister Crandall, how much could we raise, fifty dollars, or so? No objections to that, Miss Ply nipton ? You'd call that, handsome, wouldn't you? I reckon I should, if 'twas going to be given to me." " Yes, Dr. Disbrow, fifty dollars would he quite a nice thing, if it were." "But you are dodging the question. Miss Plympton. 1 didn't ask you if it wouldn't be a nice thing, 1 asked if you wouldn't call it handsome. Come now, wouldn't you?" said he, persist ently. "That would depeno upon circum stances. If we gave it in greenbacks, or in silver, 1 could call it handsome That's what I'd like to do." "Yes, yes, 1 thought you'd thiuk fifty dollars wasn't to be sneezed at!" " But wait a minute, Dr. Disbrow. Please don't misunderstaud me. I said fifty dollars in money, would be hand some, but I didn't say that the etcet eras that would probably be given at a pound social would be. That would be a very different thing, in my estima tion. Suppose for instance, a large company of us, with baskets of refresh ments should rush in upon our pastor una wares." "Vou needn't be alarmed," interrupt ed the Dr., there won't be any great turn-out, folks ain't interested enough for that; may be, though they'd go to get a good supperdon't know but 1 would. I like good things to eat!' "So do I ! so do I !" chimed in several voices. But Miss PI nipton, nothing daunted by the interruj tion, went on. "Suppose, as I said, a large company of us should take possession of the house, and spread tables, and soil table linen, and strew the house in confusion, aud Dim wood, and kerosene until mid night, and then go home, as would quite likely be the case, leaving only a hete rogeneous assortment of trifling articles such as bar soap, tallow candles, ruta baga", dried apples, etc., etc., which, though our pastor's family could make servicable, they could do nicely with out, whv, I shouldn't call that hand some, at all. I think it would be an insult to our pastor, and a disgrace to our church!" "Well, I beg leave to differ with you, Miss Plympton," said the Dr. "I do hope we shall not decide to io any such thing," she continued. "Ler us do what we shall have no reason to be ashamed of. Mr. Doozenbury de serves a handsome present, if ever a tmni-u. r did, said she enthusiastically, "and Mrs. Doozenbury oo." "I think so too," said Mrs. Merritt. "Let's give him a new overcoat, and her a new bonnet." whispered Mrs. Crandall. "lhey need them, ever so much. "They wear awful looking ones P "Wiiy can't we, now," said Mrs. Bix ley. How would that do, Miss Plymp ton? " I think 'twould be a good idt-a." "O, I wouldn't," said Miss Plympton, persuasively. "I wouldn't buy them anything of that kind. Give them the money, and leave the disposition of it i their own taste and discretion. That's the wav 1 should like best, if 1 was In their places. May be they'll use it to to to the anniversanes with. I wish they would. They couldn't go last snrintr." Deacon Sargent rose slowly to his feet, aud said mildly, "Brethren and sisters, 1 didn't intend to say anything, but since the meeting has taken the turn that it has, I fear silence will be misinterpreted. I don't want you to think 1 an. not interested in all that pertains to Zion among us. I am in tern rted. deeply interested, botk in our ehm-eh. and in our Dastor. in what he does for us. and in what we do for him Bui I would like to ask right here, be fore we iro any farther, if our pastor's ' i ' is naid vet? I know it was due two or three months before I went away, and that he needed it very much, OWOSSO, Can anyone tell me.whether it has been paid, or not? Tint's just what I'd like to know too," added Mr. Merritt. "I was going to ask that very question myself. "1 spose you know your question is out of order, Deacon Sargent, said the Dr. dictatorially. We are here, as I said before, to get up a surprise for tht elder, and not to haul the trustees ovei the coals." "Well, then, if a surprise is what you're after, I guess the pleasantest surprise you could get up, would be to pay him what we owe Dim," said the deacon, dryly. "Bat 1 don't want you to misunderstand me. I hav'u't any objections to your giving him a sur prise, no, not in the least, ray up Brother Doozenbury first, and I'll go he n t and hand with you in making him a nrce donation. But, brethren and sisters, i think as a church, we have a positive duty in this matter. It he hasn't bees paid, we ought to pay him the first thins we do. I wish this might be attended to, before anything else is attempted. We must be just before we are generous. There is no justice in keeping him waiting for his pay so h)ng. The L rd will not prosper us as t people, if we do not keep our pledges. 1 cannot bear to see this dear church that I love so well, break its solemn vows. I must raise my warn ing voice agains; such a course. Let us take heed to our ways, lest God with draw his face, and leave us to our own destruction. Now before I sit down, brethren and friends, I want to move that we pro ceed at once to liquidat our indebted ness to our pastor, either by circulat ing a subscription paper, or by volun tary envelope offerings. I don't care which, just so the thing is dqne." His voice grew tremulous with emo tion, and tears bedimmed his eyes, as he sat down. The people shuffled about uneasily in their seats, and exchanged significant glances. "1 second the motion," said Mr. Mer ritt, unhesitatingly. Dr. Disbrow shrugged his 'shoulders ominously, and elevating his eyebrows, replied, "That's all very well to talk about Deacon Sargent, but you'll find it quite another thing to do. But I object as chairman, though, to any such motion's comiug before the house. If it is pressed, I shall resign, in short metre, that's all'" And be slammed the Bible irreverently on the table, and picked up his hat excitedly, as if in tending an immediate exit. Another exchange of significant glances followed tins threat, and the silence was broken by the deacon's voice, saying mildly. "I withdraw my motion, brethren, but I do it for the sake of peace and harmony. My opinion as to our duty remains unchanged." "I motion we have a Pound Social," said Holiday Jones. "Second the motion," responded a nasal voice behind him. Dr. Disbrow drummed nervously on the table, and laughed a half exultant half conciliatory laugh, s tying, "Any remark on the motion? I'd like to see this thing move right along now. I think a Pound Social's the thing- the very thing I" "Question! question!" said several voices. "All who are in favor ot a Pound Social, show the hand," said the doctor. "That will do, opposed by the same sign. It is carried !" said he, rubbing his hands together, with evident satis faction. "You didn't all vote, though, but it's too late to object now." "W hen's your Pound ocial going to be?" asked Mr. Dawson. "Well, 1 declare! 1 don't know ns 1 can tell myself," said the Dr. "Sistei Crandall, when is this thing going to oome off?" "Why, we didn't say for certain, but Wednesday night is the t luM we talk ed about, all along. "Don t you know, 1 said I could n t go, if you nad it Wednesday night t "That's lodge night," whispered Mrs. Dawson, "only he won't say so." "Of course he won't. But he isn't the only one that goes to the lodge. Shivers goes, and Holiday Jones goes, and so does Deacon Storms!" retorted her listener. "0 it's too bad. isn't it?" "How would Friday night do, them," asked Mrs. Crandall, "that's a good time." " All right. Friday'll suit me well enough. Likely as not I sha'n't be there though, any way." "No committees have been appoint ed" suggested Mrs. Wright. "We don't need any," decided Mrs. Crandall. "We can all be committee." And the Dr. struck a match and lighted the cigar, and the little com pany passed out of the house, and went their separate ways; some chuckling over success in carrying their point; others, lamenting the prevailing dis regard of justice, and of good taste. Those who disfavored the decision, held a consultation, as to their duty in the matter. They feared cooperation would be construed by the favorers of the social, aud by the pastor, and by outsiders, to mean the yielding up of principle, of justice, of flood taste, and of loyalty to the pastor, and would, furthermore, give a show of success to an enterprise whioh would otherwise prove a failure. On the other hand, ref usal to partic ipate, might be regarded as decided in difference to a pastor, dearly loved and esteemed ; or, possibly, as overt opposi tion to majority rule. They were in quite a dilemma. What should they do? Sacrifice all conscientious scruples, and take hold and help make the so cial a success; or withhold co-operation, and let it lecome the failure it inevitably would? The decision was soon reached Grace gained the victory, as grace often does in loval hearts. Differences of opinion were to be blended into harmo nions effort to make the social surprise that none need be ashamed of, unless of the name, and to the pastor, a grate ful, and affectionate recognition f valued services. MICH., FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 1882. And their efforts jvere not wholly vain. But there was no bustle, nor ex citement. The lew who were genuinely interested bestirred themselves in a quiet way. The parish air was not even ruffled by the circulation of a notice of the coming event. The birds of the air must have told of it, for the people found it out quite extensively. But that is no matter, so long as the Doozenburys didn't get wind of it. And they didn't. Not a breath of it, until the very evening itself, when one after another, aud some with mysteri ous looking packages, came in upon them unawares. Then they suspected what was up, and resigned themselves to the sur prise, a pleasant and substantial fea ture of which was a fifty dollar green back, delicately sandwiohed in between transparent, warm-hearted hand shakes, and a supper, tempting enough for the most fastidious appetites. Where did it come from? That was the question. The Dawsons didn't know. The Nivens didn't, either. The Crandalls brought a dainty roll of butter, and they couldn't tell. Dr. Disbrow was out of town, aud had been for two or three days. The Joneses and the Shiverses said "it didn't coine from them, that was pretty certain." And so the wonder went the rounds. Annie Holcomb looked as happy, as she could look, but said nothing. Judge Plympton kept still. And Dea con Sargent had nothing to say. All the wise heads kept close mouths. Si the question didn't get answered. But the Pound Social was a success. Fortunate Accidents. It has often happened that an inven tion is the result of the purest acci dent. Men may plan, study and try, but often nature refuses to open her arcana to their efforts. What students by their earnest labor have thus failed to accomplish has at times been revealed as a result of a gratuitous blunder. An instance of this may be seen in the discovery of cochineal-scarlet. In 1634 Cornelius Drebble died in London, but before that occurrence he met with most fortunate accident. Having placed in his window an extract of cochineal and above it a vial of aqua regia, by chance the vial was broken and its contents spilled into the coch ineal. The latter was instantly changed to a beautiful dark red, and he imme diately set about finding au explanation of the occui reuce. After some search ing he ascertained that some of the tin by which the window frame was divi ded into squares, being dissolved by the acid, had caused the change. He communicated his observations to Kuf- felar, a dyer, at Leyden, by whom it was brought to perfection, and was for some time kept secret and known as Kuffelar's color. In a similar manner was discovered the art of glass-etching. About 1670, Henry fcjchwanhard, spilled some aqua fortis upon his spectacles and observed that it corroded the glass. He subse quently prepared a liquid sufficiently strong to corrode every kind of glass. At present the substance to be etched coated with varnish, the figures traced, and the glass in the uncovered places is eaten away. Schwanhard's method was different. He covered the figures with varnish and then poured ou the corrosive. By this means he delineated and etched on glass animals, flowers, plauts, and human figures. In this case a pair of spectacles was de stroyed, but the art of glass etching was made known. Another of these fortunate accidents befell Abbs Hany. While he was ex amining a fine specimen of calcite, the aiineral fell and was shattered. Dis mayed af his loss the learned savan gathered up the fragments, but in so doing observed that the substance, or iginally crystallized in prisms, now took on the rhomhohedral form. Hero was a key to the laws of crystallography, and he pioceeded at once to break his whole collection into pieces, and the result has been of more value to the world than all the mineralogical muse ums that ever existed. W. H. Smith, M. D., Ph. D. to MUhiaan Chrittiun Herald. Try. Try popcorn (of nausea. Try cranberries for malaria. Try a swu-bath for rheumatism. Try Ringer ale for stomach cramps. Try clam broth for a weak stomach. Try cranberry poultice for erysipilas. Try a wet towel to the back of the neck when sleepless. Try buttermilk for removal of freckles, tan ami butternut steins. Try a hot tlannel over the seat of neuralgic pain and renew frequently. Try taking y our codliver ,il in toma to catsup it you want to make it pala table. Try takiiiRa nap 111 the afternoon if you are going to be out late in the 'veiling. Tiy a cloth wrung out ftom eold water put about the neck at night for sere throat. Try snuffling powdered borax up (he nostrils for catarrhal "cold In the head." Try an extra pair of stockings inside of your shoes when tiaveling in cold weathf r. Tiv walking with your hands be hind you it ymi rind yourself Incoming bent forward. Try a silk handkerchief over the face when obliged to go against a cold, piercing wind. Try planting suiillowers in your gar den if compelled to live in a malarial IM 'ighborhood. Try a saturated solution of bicar bonate of "oda (baking powdei) iti diarrhoitl troubles; give freely. Try a aewspaper over t he chest, be neath your ceat, as a chest protect or in extremely cold weather. THE FARM. id Ala , i k OF THE TWO HOUSES. HKM HOHMIC. Wu are the peta of men 'I be pampered pot of men ! There la naught for tie too gentle ar.d good lu the graceful day of our babyhood ; We frUlt and caper with ohlldlah glee Oh, none so pretty and proud au we! They cheer aud oherUh ua In our play Ob, none ho nml)in(ly aweel aa they! Aud wbeu a Hale our Uvea have r aaou uuh ti union- auu room hit own, And waller to All bia bill of fare, A barber to clean aud ooinb bla hair; Yea, we are the peta of uieu! The pampered peta of raeu! They abow ua, gaily dreaaed and proud,, -To the eager eyea of tbe clamorous ci'owd ; Tbey cuauiplon us In the rattling race, They prahte our beauty and cheer our pace; They keep for ua our family treea They trumpet our namea beyond the aeaa; Tbey hang our portralla ou their walla, Aud paintand garnlah and gild our ntallu, Tea we are tbe peta of men Tbe pampered puts ol men! SKOONO UOKSB. We are the alavea of men Tbe menial alavea of men! Thejr laah ua over the duaty roada, Tbey bend ua down with murderoua loadH; Tbey tllug vile luaulta on our track. Aud kuow that we cauuot anawer baok ; In wlnda of winter, or aummer aun, The tread of our toll la never done; And when we are weak, and old, aud lame, And labor-atlffened, and bowed with ahame, Aud hard of hearing, and blind of eye, 1 hey drive ua out lu tbe world to die. Yea, we are the alavea of men The alaveB of aelfl8h men! They draft us Into their bloody apltea, They apur ua, bleeding, Into their flghta; They polaouour aoula with tholr aenaelena Ire And MfM ua into a atorm of fire, Aud when to death we are bowed and bent, auu taae uie uan tuat ror inem wuh meant, Aloue they leave ub to groau and bleed, And daub their apura lu another ateed! Yea, we are the alavea of men Tbe alavea of brutlah meu! Will Oarleton. in "FUrm Fettivali." State Agricultural Society. The annual meeting of the ex-oard was held at the Russell House in De troit on the 10th inst. President Phil lips called the meeting to order and made a short retiring speech. Henry Fralick, president elect, followed with a lengthy address, with inportant sug gestions. Delegations were present from the Michigan Beekeeper's Asso ciation, the State Horticultural Society, the sheep breeder's, the wool grower's, and short horn cattle association. A communication was read from the American Berkshire Swine Association, urging a uniform list of pr.zes for swine by the various fairs, and limit" iting the competition of animals eligi ble to registry in the "Berkshire rec ord.,' Referred to committee on revis ion of the premium list. A letter was read from the Illinois State Board of Agriculture, inviting co-operation in sustaining the fat stock show in Chi cago. The president announced the fol lowing standing committees for 1882: Finance Wm. Ball, E. W. Rising, M. P. Anderson. Rules-C. A. Harrison, G. W. Phil lips, J. Q. A. Burringtou. Transportation J. M. Sterling. W. J. Baxter, W. L. Webber. Programme W. H. Cobb, A Hyde, F. V. Smith. Reception Philo Parsons, H U. G. Wells, M. Shoemaker. Printing A. J. Dean, J. C. Sterling, John Lessiter. The president John Gilbert, W. H. Cobb and A. O. Hyde as business com mittee for the ensuing year. Messrs. Parsons, Phillips and Wood were ap pointed a committee to confer with the horticultural committee as to a union exhibition at the annual fair. The sub ject of sales at fairs was referred to Messrs. Parsons, Baxter, Sterling, Dean, and Beck with, committee. Mr. Par sons, of the committee on relations with the horticultural sx;rety, recom mended that the present relations be sustained. Other reports, which were read and referred, were as fol.ows: On agriculture, T. W. Howard; machinery, F. M. Manning; implements, II. O. Hanford; police, Mr. Sterling; cattle, J. H. Butterfleld; Swine, Johu Lester; miscellaneous, A. F. Wood; children's department, Minnie Brow; manufac tures, F. V. Smith. Wintering Cattle and Sheep. At a recent meeting of the Lenawee County Farmer's Club, the subject for discussion was the best met hod of win tering cattle and sheep. I. H. Schreder hoped to get informa tion in regard to sheep, as he had been out of the business for some years, and had bought some to winter. He thought good stabling of real importance in wintering cattle. It had been a question whether to feed hay when he had plenty of bright straw and good stalks with a small amount of graiu. He would stable milch cows during the night, and let them out days when pleasant. Give plenty of water. He had put up a wind-mill this season, and hoped to furnish water in abundance. Mr. Russel yards day time and sta bles nights, feeds mill-feed and oil-cake, anl gives plenty of water. Would not feed store sheep grain until near spring, but would feed hay at night and stalks mornings. The expense of oilcake is $20 per ton, and it is good economy to feed it with other f eed, as he considered one pound worth two of mill feed; would feed one tenth oil -cake to other feed. Would not feed much corn-meal, as he consid ered it poor economy. Mr. F. Rector stables everything, feeds calves hay twice a day, also fat ting cattle; feeds stalks in stable and straw in the yard during the day. Feeds sheep hay at night and straw iu the morning, under shelter. Thinks stalks and straw, .with grain, will give as good results and as good as wool. He commenced feeding shelled corn; light in the beginning of winter, and increased to n a rd spring. Would keep them yarded from the commencement of winter, and shelter nights, and al ways when a storm. Give access to water in the sheds at all times, but this winter was going to salt them twice a week. Thinks it a good plan NO. 36. to feed sulphur quite often with the salt. Mr. Benedict said Mr. Kies told him that he had observed that many fleeces of wool were light and not strong, while sheep fed uponcorngave heavier and stronger wool, and were also healthier sheep. He did not consider oats as good feed for sheep. A Generous Diet for Cows.. Professor L. B. Arnold says in the Weekly Tribune: Cows which are made to live chiefly upon meal do not last as long as those which live on grass. A highly stimu lating diet for any an mud shortens the duration of its ltfe. Over exciting any particular organ exhausts Its functions prematurely. But a generous diet one that fully sustains all parts of the body contributes to health and lon gevity. Cows which have a moderate feed of meal while grazing will give more and better milk, and hold out longer than those which live exclusively on grass. This is more especially true with large milkers. So large a share of their food is converted into milk that their bodies fail to be properly supported. With such cows a moderate feed of meal daily wlule at grass gives a fuller development of vigor without undue excitement, and contributes to the duration of the milk-producing function as well as to an improvement in the quality and quantity of milk. Exhaustion, or a failure to fully sustain vital functions, is as fatal to duration as over-excitement or over-exertion, and from this cause more cows have their time of profitable milk-producing short ened from the lack of meal than from getting too much while at pasture. Sugar Beets. Thirty tons of sugar beets are raised to an acre, worth Ave dollars a ton; one ton of beets makes 1560 pounds of sug ar in France, a jield of about seven per cent. The beet is said to be richer in saccharine matter in this country, as ours is yet virgin soil.--York Dispatch. The above figures are slightly mis leading. The experience of two thou sand farmers in Maine, Massachusetts and Delaware was arr average of just ten tons of sugar beets to the acre. Fifteen tons were obtained in some cases, but the lower figure was the average. Now, the results obtained at the Portland, Maine, factories were 420 tons of sugar from 7,000 tons of beets; this gives us just 120 pounds per ton, as the Dispatch can easily ascertain by a very simple arithmetical calculation. Between 1560 pounds and a 120 pounds there is a slight dillerence. Ten tons of beets to the acre would yield 1,200 pounds of sugar and this is what our contempory evidently meant, instead of 1,500 pounds for every ton. Such a yield as is above stated would be 78 per cent, of sugar, instead of 6 per cent, as the Dispatch says. What the Dis patch uteant to say was that the beets contain 6 per cent, of saccharine matter. The average cost of growing beets in this country, as demonstrated by the Delaware Beet Sugar Company, which grew 300 acreson i s own account, was 50 per acre. Here is the whole trouble so far. We must grow more tons to the acre before we can make it pay. This can be done when our fiu'in ers understand the business. But meanwhile it is well enough that any statements that are given to the public shall have the merit of accuracy. Let the Dispatch be a little careful here after. New JCra. Texas Cattlo. The scarcity of Texas hides is get ting to be a source of anxiety to tan ners, who fruit to get heavy leather to answer the prevailing demand. The improving of herds has been going on for some time on the cattle ranches, and the long-horned, scraggy Texas steers are getting scarcer every year. There is more system pursued in rais ing. Crossing the breeds, gives finer stock and better meat, at the expense of the hide, which in best bred animals is liner, and does not make so thick leather. New ranches are stocking, and as the facilities for the business are practically limitless, both in point of territory and the readiness with which stock can be marketed, the future of the trade is a bright one. There has been a marked improvement in prices for the spring drive, as compar ed with prices paid a year ago, in all the classes from yearlings to three-year-olds, the advance being nearly 50 per cent. At points on the Missouri river, where range cattle are marketed, deal ers have experienced great difficulty in supplying good stoek, and orders for cat tle, that are peculiarly adapted for rang ing, are being received at points remote from the usual markets. All these en couraging indications of prosperity conclusively prove the utility of exer cising judgment in selecting stock, by which a high grade of beef cattle can be cheaply raised, and also demonstrate that Texas will retain rank at the head of the beef producing States. Amerisnu Cultivator. Careful experiments have proved that corn which is hilled will blow down more readily than t hat which has level culture. This can be accounted for by the faet that corn roots run very near the surface, and when hills are made they are confined to the small space covered by the hill; while in level culture the roots run from one row to the other, thus enabling the corn to stand strong as nature intended, and in no way liable to be blown down ex cept by winds of unusual violence. Tie wedding gown of an American ltd recently married in Paris was of white plush and was made short. HEALTH IN MICHIGAN. bullktik 15 Reports to the state board of health, Lansing, h 65 observers of diseases in different pa ts of the .-lute, sh, w aunm of sickness during th week iting Jan 7, 1882, as t -Hows: Nuiijoei mid ur oaut OlriCABfcH, IN ottiiMH oy GUKATUT A Ha A Ot PHiVAiacMca ui otutervera by wImmu each dumaae wu ro poiUjd Number. Far otuu. 1 wonrauiu vt 2 HheumaUam. 48 S Neuralgia 4 4 OoQsuniptlon of lungs 89 5 Intermittent fever, (ague,) 87 6 lunuenia 87 7 Tonallitls. 82 8 Pneumonia 81 6 Remittent fever 27 10 Diphtheria 28 11 Diarrhea 21 12 Typho-malaiial fever .... 17 IS Scarlet fever 14 14 Eryaipelaa u 15 ryuhoid fever 12 1 whooping cou(h 9 17 Iurlainumtion of Bowels.. 6 lh Iutiaintuatioi) of Brain 4 19 Meulee 8 74 ttfl I 17 i S 8 22 22 :0 Dyaeutery 8 21 Membranous Croup I 22 Puerperal fever V 28 Cereb'o-apinal Meningitis. 2 24 Croup, spasmodic 2 25 Small pox t 2tt Dyamenorrhea 1 2n lunammaUon of Kidney.. 1 27 Anaemia 1 27 Pharyngitis 1 28 Catarrh of stomach and bowels 1 28 Gangrene . 1 28 Hplual meningitis 1 28 Wintei Cholera 1 29 Cholera infamtuu 1 29 Nervous cardialgia 1 80 in iisy i 81 Cancer 1 81 Chicken-nox 1 31 Epilepsy 1 For the week ending Jan. 7, 1882, the reports indicate that bronchitis and influenza increased considerably and that erysipelas, tonsilitis and puerperal fever decreased considerably in area or prevalenc. Up to date, small-pox is reported at Detroit, Bay City, Grand Rapids, Kala mazoo, South Haven and Monroe. A new case was brought to Grand Rapids from Chicago Jan. 9! Vaoeina- tions are general in many parts of the state. Hknry B. Baker, Secretary. Lansing, Jan. 12, 1882. Successful Moving of a Large Hotel. At a recent meeting of the Engineer's Club, of Philadelphia, the secretary read a detailed description of the mov ing of the Hotel Peiham. at Tremont and Boylston street, Boston, for the purpose of widen. ng Treinout S reet. This hotel is built of freestone and brick, 96 and 39 frontage. The Boylston street wall is supported oir eight granite columns 12 feet high, 4 and 4 feet square. There is a basement and seven stories above the sidewalk. Height above tramways on which it was moved, 96 feet. Weight, 5,000 tons, exclusive of furniture, which was not disturbed during removal, as also were not the occupants of the stores on first floor and some of the rooms, the various pipe connections being kept up with flexible tules. Careful experiments with models showed that if the low er part or the building was (irmly braced, there was no danger of shift ing in the parts above. The general irraugements consisted of heavy and substantial stone and brick foundations for iron rails and rollers, and the building was forced to its new position by fifty-six screws, 2 inches in diameter, alf inch pitch, operated by hand rgairrst timbers arranged to uniformly distribute the pressure against the building. Much cue and ingenuity at e displayed in the details of the ar rangements and work. Two months and twenty days were occupied in prep aration. The moving itself was begun m August 21, and finished on August 25, but the actual time of moving was but 13 hours and 40 minutes. The greatest speed was two inches in four minutes. The hotel moved about one eigth of an inch at each quarter turn of the screws. The whole distance moved was 13 feet 10 inches. Four thousaud three hundreb and dfty-one days were required for the work. The whole cost was about $30,000. This is the largest buildiug that has ever been removed, although larger have been raised, which latter is a much simpler and less risky operation: The complete success of this undertaking is shown by the fact that cracks which existed in the walls prior to removal were not changed by the operatiou. Paper was pasted over them before commencing, that any change might be seen. The Mississipi river was olosed by ice, at St. Paul, on Sunday night. Nav igation stopped two weeks ago by the closing of Lake Pepin. The closing of the river this season is the latest on record, with one exception, Jan. 4, 1878. The river was open from St. Paul to the Gulf from Feb. 20, 1877, until Jan. 4, 1878. 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