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Wr all our prayer, then, vain slnoebe Is dmd, Each uew-boru bup- f nun h inin:ed atii , While orape bungs hu.ivlly along the ftr I Mluce lilt growl Hon I lis i.o tertd 1 Ur hit fl"d, ihd Death Iihh borne h v.iy, ou SkMltfel tt-t i Hu Mfe aud iialloo pi M for Is it meet We t ! biro to the .tub with itoaiil am lre id ? Tbe Infidel may Block our prayers aud -u - U7hi' .11. i ....... flu.i i...f v.vii iim.I f J JWIII Mini IJi'l 'III'"" J .... . nave, When human iklll mowfrsrl to fell Ihm . pair ? But tauuU like ins IihII turn no whit away Our eyes from beuvMi lo dwell upon tin grave) 'Ood'n will be don" wan Kailh m i n 1 1 hiihwio ed prayer ! - W. ( Richard. VALUATION. The old i it i i said, an he lood by bis Kate, And ins ueiKUDor, uie ueucnn, went uy, "In spite ofmy bank stock iiml real estate. You an: better on, deacon, iban 1. "We're Uolh growing old, ami the end'H draw lug in nr. You have leaiturtblH world to ivkigu, Hut In heaven's appraisal yuur umu I liar. Will reckon up greater than mine." "They say 1 am rich, but I'm reeling so page, I wi-ii I oould swap with you even The poumlN I have lived for ami laid up lu store For tbe hIiIIUmj; and ptftB I en.' ou have glv- "Well, ' 1 1 1 1 1 . hald tht Hbrewd common sense. deacon, with While hla eye had a twinkle of I'un , "Iiet your poumlH take I he way ofmy nIiII- Iiiikn and pence. And the thtug cau be easily done." .. (.'. WhiUier. KETIRINU FROM NESS. HHET HAIM'K. What the Colonel's business whs no body kuew, nor did anybody cure par ticularly. He purchased for cash only, aud never grumbled at the pi ice of anything he wanted. Who could ask more than that P CuriouB people occasionally wonder ed how, when it bad been fully two years since the Colonel, with everyone else, abandoned Dutch Creek to the Chinese, he managed to spend money freely aud to lose considerable at cards and horse races. In fact, the keeper of that one of the Challenge Hill Baloons which the Colonel did not patronize was once heard to wonder, absent-mindedly, whether the Colonel hadn't a money mill somewhere where he turn ed out eagles and "slugs" (the coast name of $50 gold pieces). When so important a personage as a barkeeper indulged publicly in the idea, the in habitants of Challenge Hill, like good Californians everywhere, considered themselves in duty bound to give it grave consideration; so for a few days certain industrious professional gentle men, who won money to the Colonel, carefully weighed some of the bright est pieces and tested them with acids, and sawed them in two, and retired them, and melted them up, and had the lump ass i ye, i. The result was the complete vindication of the Colonel, and the loss ef considerable custom to the indiscreet barkeeper. The Colonel was as good-natured a man as had ever been known on Chal lenge Hill, but being mortal, the Col onel had his occasional times of de spondency, and one of them occurred after a series of races in which he bad staked his all on his bay mare Tipsie and had lost. Looking reproachfully at his beloved animal, he failed to heed the aching void of his pockets, and drinking deeply, swearing eloquently and glaring defiantly unproductive of the coin. The boys at tbe saloon sympathized most feelingly with the Colonel. They were unceasing in their invita tions to drink, and they exhibited con siderable Christian forbearance when the Colonel savagely dissented from every one, who advanced any proposi tion, no matter how uncontrovertible. But unappreciated sympathy grows de cidedly tiresome to the giver, and it was with a feeling of relief that the boys saw the Colonel stride out t,of4the saloon, mount Tipsie and gallop furious ly away. Riding on horseback has al ways been considered an excellent sort of exercise. Riding is universally ad mitted to be one of the most healthful means of exhilaration in the world, but when a man is so absorbed in this ex ercise that he will not stop to speak to his friend, and when his exhilaration is so complete that he turns his eyes from all well-meaning thumbs point ing significantly into doorways, through which a man had often passed while seeking bracing influences, it is only natural that people should express some wonder. The Colonel was well-known at Tod dy Plat, Lone Hand, Blazer's, Murder er's Bar, and several other villages through which he passed. As no one had been seen to precede him betting men were soon offering odds that the Colonel was running away from some body. Strictly speaking they were wrong, but they all won the money that had been staked against them, for within half an hour there passed over the same road an anxious looking individual who reigned up in front of the princi pal saloon of each place, and lie in quired if the Colonel had passed. Had the gallant Celonel known that he was followed, and by whom, there certain ly would have been an extra election held at the latter place very shortly after, for the pursuer was the consta ble, and for all officers of tbe law the Colonel possessed hatred. On galloping away the Colonel fol lowed the stage road, which threaded the old mining camps on Dutch Creek, but suddenly he turned out of the road and urged his horse through the young eat pines and bushes which grew very thickly by the roadside, while the con ntable road on to the next camp. There seemed to be no path through the thicket into which the Colonel had turned, but Tipsie walked letween the trees and shrubs as if they were fami iar objects of her stable-yard. Suddenly a voice from tbe bushes shouted: "What's up?' 'Business that's what.' 'It's time,' replied the voice, and its owner, a bearded six-footer, emerged from the bushes and stroked Tipsie's nose witn the freedom oi an oki ac quaintance. 'Wo ain't had a nip since last night, and their ain't a cracker or a handful of flour in the shanty. The man led the way and Tipsie and the Colonel followed, ami the trio sud denly found themselves before a log hut, before which sat three solemn, dis consolate individuals, who looked up appealingly to the Colonel. The Owosso Times vol. in. Mack'll tell you how 'twa9, fellers,' said the Colonel meekly, 'while I picket the mare.' The Colonel was absent but a very few moments, but when he returned each of the four was attired in pistols undf knives, while Maflk was distribut ing some diMiiin.'i'S made from a rather dirty flour sack. Better in- an hour ahead than a miss in this 'ere night,' Haid one of the four. ain t been so thirsty since I came round the horn in '50, and we run short f water. Somehody'll get hurt if there tin I any bitters in the old concern they will, or my name ain't Perkins.' Don t count your chickens before they're hatched, Perky,' said one of the crowd, as ho adjusted the dominoe un tier the riru of his hat. 'Spos in' there should be too many of us r 'Buddy, liddy, Cranks!' remonstrat ed the Colonel. "Nobody ever gets along ef they 'low themselves to be skeered.' 'Fact,' chimed in the smallest and thinnest man in the party. 'The Bible says somethin' mighty hot 'bout that. disremember dzactly how it goes, but ve heard Parson Buzzy, down to Maine, preach a rippln' old sermon many a time. The door of the shanty was hastily closed, and the men filed through the thicket until near the road, when they marched rapidly on in parallel lines with it. After about half an hour Perkins, who was leading, halted, and wiped his perspiring brow with his shirt-sleeve. 'Far enough from home now,' said he. ' 'Tain't no use being a gentleman if yer have to work too hard.' 'Safe enough, I reckon,' replied the Colonel. 'We'll do the usual; I'll half 'em, Logroller, tend to the driver; Cranks, take the boot, and Mack and Perk, take the left. An' I know it's tough but considering how everlast in' eternal hard up we are, I reckon we'll have to ask contributions from the ladies, too, ef there's any aboard eh, boys?' Reckon so,' replied Logroller, with a chuckle that seemed to inspire even his black domino with a merry wrinkle or two; what's the use of women's rights ef they don't even have a chance of exercis'n 'em, their purses borrowed 'ud show 'em the. full doctrine in abran new light.' Come, come, boys,' interposed the Colonel, 'thar's the crack of Old Black's whip; pick up yer bosh, quick. And jump when I whistle.' Each man secreted, himself by the roadside. The stage was swinging along handsomely; those inside were laughing heartily at something, and Old Black was just giving a delicate touch to the flank of tbe off leader, when the Colonel gave a shrill, quick whistle, and five men sprang into the road. The horse stopped as suddenly as if it were a matter of common occurrence. Old Black dropped the reins, crossed his legs and stared into the sky, and the passengers all put out their heads with a rapidity equalled only by that with which they withdrew them as they saw the dominoes and revolvers of the road agents. 'Seems to be something the matter, gentlemen,' said the Colonel, blandly, as he opened the door. 'Won't you pleaso get out? Don't trouble your self to draw, cos my friend here's got his weapon cocked an' his finger's rath er nervous. Ain't got a handkerchief, hev yoz?' he asked of the first passen ger who descends from the stage. Hev? Well, now, that's lucky. Just put your hands behind yer so; that's it.' And the unfortunate man's hands were securelv tied behind him in an instant. The remaining passengers were treat ed with similar courtesy and the Col onel and his friends examined the pock ets of the captives. Old Black remained unmolested, for who ever heard of a stuge driver hav ing any money? 'Boys, said the Colonel, calling his brother agents aside and calling re ceipts, ' taint mHch of a haul; but there is only one woman, and she s old enough to be a feller's grandmother.' 'Like enough she 11 pan out more than all the rest of the stage put to gether,' growled Cranks, carefully test ing the thickness of the case or a gold watch. Must like the low-lived deceir- ednessof sumo folks to hire an old wo man to can y their money, so it a go safer. Mebbe what she'd got ain t nothing to some folks that's got good hossfS and ken win money at races, but-' The Colonel abruptly ended the con versation and approached the stage He was very chivalrous, but Cranks' sarcastic reference to Tipsie needed avenging, and as he could not consist ently with business arrangements put an end to Cranks, the old lady would have to suffer. 'I beg your pardon, ma'am,' said the Colonel, raising his hat politely with one hand whiie he drew open the coach door with the other, 'but we're taking up a collection for some deserving ob jects. We was gom to mako the gen tlemen'fork over the hull amount, but ( thev ain't got enough we will have to bother you.' The old lady trembled, felt for her pocket-book, and raised her veil. The Colonel looked into her face, slammed the stage door, and sitting on the hul of one of the wheels, stared vacantly Into space. 'Nothing?' querried Per kins, in a whisper, and with a face full of genuine sympathy. No yes,' naid the Colonel dreamily 'That is untie 'em, and let the stage go ahead,' he continued, springing to his feet. '1 II hurry back to the cabin The Colonel dashed into the bushes, and left his followers so paralyzed with as tonishment that Old Black remarked OWOSSO, that if ther'd beeu anybody to mind the horses he could have cleaned out the hull crowd with his whip. The passengers now relieved of their weapons, were unbound, allowed to en ter the stage, and the door was slam med, upon which Old Black picked up his i ei ns as if he had laid them down at the station, while the Colonel's party hastened back to their hut, fondly in specting as they went certain flasks they had obtained while transacting then business with the occupants of the stage. (ireat was the surprise of the road agents as fhey entered the hut, for their stood the Colonel in a clean white shirt, and a suit of clothing made from limited spare wardrobe of the other members of tbe bind. But tfce suspicious Cranks speedily subordinated his wonder to bis pru dence, as laying ou the table a heavy purse, lie exclaimed : Come, Colonel, business before pleas ure ; let's divide and scatter, if any body should hear about it and llnd our trail an' sketch the brads iu our posses sion they might ' Divide j ourselves!' said the Colonel, with abruptness and a great oath. 'I don't want none of it.' Colonel,' said Perkins, removing his own domino.and looking anxiously into the leader's face, 'be you sick ?' 'It hain't nothing,' replied the Colonel with averied eyes. 'I'm goin', and I'm retirin' from business forever.' Ain't agoin' to turn evidence?' cried Cranks, grasping a pistol on the table. I'm agoin' to make a lead mine of you ef you don't take that back,' roared the Colonel with a bound that caused Cranks to drop the pistol and retire pre cipitately, apologizing as he went. 'I'm agoin to attend to mind my own busi ness, an that s enough to keep anybody bizzv. Somebody lend me 50 till I see him again.' Perkins pressed the money into the Colonel's hand, and within two minutes the Colonel was on Tipsie's back and galloping off in the direction the stage had taken. He overtook it, passed its and still he galloped on. The people at Mud Gulch kuew the Colonel well and made it a rule never to be astonished at anything he did, but they made an exception to the rule when the C olonel canvassed the princi pal barrooms for men who wished to buy a horse, and when a gambler who was flush obtained Tipsie for twenty slugs only $1,000 when the Colonel had always said there was not gold enough on top of the ground to buy her, Mud (Julch experienced a decided sensation. But when the Colonel, after remain ing in the barber shop for half an hour, emerged with his face clean shaved and his hair nicely parted, betting was so wild that a cool-headed sporting man speedily made a fortune by betting against every theory that had been ad vanced. Then the Colonel made a tour of the store and fitted himself with a new suit of clothes, carefully eschewing all of the gorgeous patterns and pronounced colors so dear to the heart of the aver ago miner. He bought a new hat and put on a pair of boots, and pruned his finger-nails, and, stranger than all, he mildly deolined all invitations to drink. As the Colonel stood at the door of the principal saloon, where the stage tlways stopped, the Challenge Hill con stable was seen to approach the Col onel ami tap him on the shoulder, when all the men who bet that the Colonel a dodging somebody claimed the stakes. But those who stood near the Colonel heard the constable say: 'Col onel, I take it all back. When 1 seed you go out to Challenge Hill it came to me that you might be in the road- igeut, business. But when 1 seed you sell Tipsie I knew I was on the wrong rail. I wouldn t suspect you now it all the stages in the world was robbed; and I'll give you satisfaction any way you want it.' It s all right, said the Colonel, with a smile. The constable afterward said that nobody had any idea how curiously the Colonel smiled when his beard was off. Suddenly the stage pulled up to the door with a crash, and the male passengers hurried into the saloon in a state of utter indignation and impecu- niosity. The story of the robbery at tracted everybody, and during the ex citement the Colonel slipped out quietly and opened the door of the stage. The old lady started and cried: 'George!' And the Colonel jumped into the stage and, putting his arm tenderly around the trembling form of the old lady, ex claimed: 'Mother!' The house committee on commerce is hard at work trying to divide up f,- 000,000 for harbor and river improve ments so as to satisfy everybody, prob ably the amount will be increasedto $12,000,000 or $15,000,000 in committee if the whole. General Garibaldi, while driving a short time ago, met with a severe acci dent. The carriage was upset, and his na I and limbs were badly bruised against t be stones, i he shock stunned him, but he soon recovered, and seeing his frightened little son, Manlio, crying, said to him: "You want to become a and soldier, and are afraid of two drops of blond !" So it seems that Attorney-General Brewster wears at his wrists lace ruf fles. A newspaper corresp ndent says that his pretty hands are in Strang! contrast to the scarred face. These ure honorable scars, however, re ceived when he was a mere child in saving the life of his little sister. Her apron caught fire on the nursery hearth, and the boy rushed at her and pressea out the tire, saving her at a fearful cost to himself. MICH., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1882. THE FARM. Tim Hunker on Learning from Mis takes. We have been a good many years learning what crows were made for, and the lesson is not very well under stood. This year we are likely to get additional light. The spring was wet in Hookertowh, and better prospects for grass were never held out. The crop was good, but after it was gather ed the grub of the May-bug began to show the results of its depredations, both in the pastures and in the meadows. My attention was called to them by the flocks of crows in the big pasture, and the adjoining fields. I did not suppose there were BO many crows III the neighborhood. They fre quent the shore in winter, coming long distances to feed upon the clam banks, when food is scarce elsewhere. But their favorite diet in summer seems to lie the worms that come from the Mav-bug. They have great skill in detecting the presence of this grub, and if the crows were protected in their period of incubation, they would be come so numerous us to exterminate these pests, or to reduce their numbers so much that they wonld do no serious damage. In some of my fields the grass roots are destroyed in large patches, so that you can scrape oft the stubble with a rake. There can be no good crop of hay until these places are re-seeded. For several generations war has been waged upon the crow, be cause he pulled corn out in the retired fields on the edges of woodland. Town and State have put bounties upon him, and he has been hunted at all stages of the year, to get the bounty money. The boys have Bought out his nesting place, climbed tall trees, and cleaned bis nest of the callow young. Men have put a dead carcass back of the barn to entice him within gun-shot, and he has been treated as a deadly enemy. He has been branded with a bad name, and scarecrow" has been applied to all those non-descript contrivances that disfigure cornfields to keep off the birds. Still he vindicates his right to be, and the response which Nature makes to this unreasoning warfare is, "Protect the crow or do worse." A few hills of corn in spring tune is small damage compared to the grass crop of a whole farm destroyed by grubs. On the whole, the wiseacres at the State capi tal make poor work at mending the legislation of the Almighty. Take care of the crows, and the crows will take care of your grubs. American Agriculturist. Loss of Nitrogen in Purchased Manures Whon Applied to Crops. 1 will now endeavor to show what loss of t he nitrogen in tiie manure, has taken place in our own experiments on the growth 01 potatoes at RotnauiBted. In order to measure the effect ot nitro gen, and also ascertain wnetner any, and if so what amount of loss has taken place, our plan has been lo grow the crop continuously with mineral manures alone. We cousider that by tbis means the crop avails itself of all the sources of nitrogen at its disposal, whether they be derived from the soil or the atmosphere. When, in addition to the same minerals, nitrogen in some soluble form is applied to the potatoes in another experiment , wo consider that the increase In the crop over that grown by minerals alone, is due to the nitrogen ot the manure, ana lurtner, ir we deduct, the amount of nitrogen in the crop grown by minerals alone, from the amount contained in the crop grown by minerals and nitrogen, the residue, when compared with the amount of nit rogen applied in the man ure, will give us the measure of the loss. I must observe, however, tnat this ex periment requires to be continued for a good many years before any safe con clusions can be urawn; flrstbecause of the great iulluence of favorable, or un favorable seasons, and secondly, be cause It is only by the aid of time that we can ascertain whether the nitrogen applied, but not recovered in one crop, is available for those which succeed. The more favorable is the season for the growth of a crop, the better will the crop be able to avail Itself of the stores of manure C.rniBhed by the soil and atmosphere. At Rothamsted, the season just passed was very favorable for tbe growth of potatoes, 1 therefore select this year's crop, not as indicating what might be the average loss of nitro gen applied in manure, but to show how very serious may betiie loss, even under exceptionally favorable condi tions. American Agriculturist. Cotswold Sheep. Cotswold sheep were introduced to the special notice of American shoep breeders by the importations of Eras tus Corning, and of Wm. H. Sotham, in the year 1840, and from the increase ot these flocks, and many subsequent importations, they have lajcomo as well known as any df the improved breeds of Bheep. The impetus given to the breeding of mutton sheep by Mr. Bake- well of Dishley, Leicestershire, through his wonderful improvement of the old Leicesterhire sheep, and the establish ment of the Diflhley breed, as so far su perior to all other long wool sheep of En gland, that the rams were used upon long wool flocks of all sections, had of course its effect upon the Cotswolds the breed native to Gloucestershire and vi cinity. The firmer and quicker fatten ing Dishley rams greatly improved these hardy, large-framed sheep, and judicious breeding, with heed to the important lessons which Mr. Bakowell taught, have confirmed and established the breed in such a number of points of superiority, that it n hardly too much to say that it now stands pre-eminent among the long-wool breeds. The characteristics of the breed when well developed, are a large size, with admirable form; bone enough to carry well a carcass weighing 200 to 250, and occasionally 300 pounds, or even more; early maturity (the lambs also attaining very soon a large size and fitness for market, due, primarily to their hardiness, and secondarily, to the great abundance of milk yielded by the ewes); notable prolificacy of the ewes, and their excellent ileeces. 1 n the mat ter of fleece there has been constant improvement, not only does it more completely cover the body, extending below the knees aud the hocks, some times even to the feet, and almost all over the belly, but well over the poll. This feature is foolishly valued by breeders, and unshorn locks are left often hanging like a deformity over the eyes of favorite sheep. We must note also as characteristic of the breed, that the mutton is less tallowy, the fat more interlarded, and the flesh more marbled tlutn that of less improved long-wool sheep. American Agriculturist. Can Insects Talk Together P "Two ants," says Buchner, "when they are talking together, stand with their heads opposite each other, work ing their sensitive feelers in the live liest manner, and tapping each other1! heads." Numerous examples prove that they are in this way able to make mutual communications, and even on certain definite subjects. " I have often," says the English naturalist, Jessie, "placed a small green caterpillar into the nest. It can be immediately seen that the little creatuit a hold a con versation by means of their feelers, and this being ended, they n pair together to the caterpillar in order to drag it into the nest by their united strength. Further, I have observed the meeting of ants on the way to and from t heir nest. They stop, touch each other with their feelers, and appear to hold a conversation, which 1 have good reason to suppose relates to tbe beet ground for obtaining food. ' Hague writes in a letter to Darwin that he one day killed with his finger a number of ants who came every day from a hole in the wall lo some plants standing on the chimney-piece. He had tried the effect of brushing them away, but ii was of no use, and the conseauence of the laughter was that the ants who were on their WAV turned back, and tried to persuade their companions, who were not aware or the danger, lo turn bacK also. A short conversation ensued be- ween the ants, which, however, did not result m immediate return, for those who had just left the nest first ;onvinced themselves of the truth of the report. HIE HOUSEHOLD. Water of Ammonia, or Spirits of Hartshorn. V few mouths ago we suggested that house-keepers should keep a bott le of lime-water at baud, and mentioned some ot its uses. Anotner alkaline solution, the water of ammonia, is also of great utility In the household. This Is a solution of the gas ammonia in water. Ammonia is formed when animal matters are distilled in aceitain manner; the early chemists produced it from the horns of the deer or hail, and as they regarded everything that was distilled as a "spirit, they called this Spirits of Hartshorn. The gas, ammonia, is invisible, but we can readily recognize it by its strong and pungent odor. One of its peculiarities is, the readiness with which it dissolve in water. At ordinary temperatures water will dissolve over floo times its own bulk of the gas. The liquid sold by tbe druggists as Spirits of Harts horn, is merely a solution of the gas in water, hence the more accurate name for it is water of ammonia. Two kinds are kept in the shops, one three times as strong as the other. If simply water of ammonia is asked for, the weaker kind is given; to procure the other the strong must be designated. lo keep it, the bottle must be closed by a well fitting glass stopper which is waxed, or by a rubber one, as it soon destroys a cork. When applied to the skin, ammonia is a powerful stimulant, and the Btrong solution will blister very promptly. It is usually applied extern ally in the form of a liniment. If one part of ordinary water of ammonia bo mixed with two parts of olive oil, they form a liquid soap which is known as volatile liniment, and used wherever the stimulant action of ammonia is needed, especially in the sore throats of children. American Agriculturist. Fat People. Perhaps you fancy your shape. You do look comfortable and jolly; but as a physiologist I must find fault with you. Obesity, like emaciation, is a sort of disease unfavorable to health and long life, rne warm weattier makes you pant and perspire. r met one of your number at the beach. It was a warm afternoon. He was very uncomfortable. We stopped to chat a moment, when he exclaimed: "I would give ten thousand dollars to be reduced to one hundred and fifty pounds. I pant and wheeze and sweat, pant, wheeze and sweat, every time I stir." And looking earnestly in mv face he said, "Doctor, what can you do forme? What can I take ? My fam ily doctor tells me he can give me some thing that will whittle me down. Do you think it can be done?" "Oh, yes," I replied; "nothing is eas ier; but it is quite unnecessary to take any medicine. Suppose, sir, you have a fat horse, much in the condition of yourself, and some doctor were to pro pose to reduce his weight by medicine, what would you say?" "I should tell him I could reduce his weight by reducing the amount of his food." "Just so, and yon would be quite NO. 40. right. Allow me to commend the same practice to yourself. Reduce the quan tity of your food one-quarter, and I venture to say in a month you will weigh from five to ten pounds less than now. At the end of the first month re duce the amount of your food another quarter. Within three or six months you will find yourself lighter by twent to fifty pounds. Your digestion will be much healthier; your respiration bet ter; and your activity and endurance greatly increased." "But," said he, "I don't eat half as much as some thin men I know." "This is not improbable, and 1 pre sume their excessive eating keeps them thin, as with your tendency excessive eating produces fat. If they were to reduce the quantity of their food, thev would, like yourself, tend toward the normal standard; they would gain in weight while you lose." He promised to try it, and started on. "But," exclaims some fat vouncr wo man, who would "give the world" to be in goon snape, "J cannot go hungry and faint forever." This remark shows you have never tried what I have suggested. It is on ly the great eater who is troubled with nunger and "goneuess. If you would reduce your food even oue-half at onee. after three days you will not suffer from faintness or hunger. The man who eats temperately of unstimulating food rarely knows the sensation of nunger. In the light of these undeniable statements, how silly the practice com mon among girls, of swallowing acids and other killing things; and among men of steeping iu tobacco to reduce their flesh! I have personally known scores of young women whose health has been ruined by drinking vinegar.or eating cnaiK and otner indigestible tilings, all to take away their fat. And 1 have known a still greater number to ruin themselves by wearing corsets, in the Hope ol keeping themselves comelv and in shape. Allow me to prescribe for you: Rise irly; exercise much, particularly In the open air; bathe frequently, rubbing the skin very hard; but most important of all eat plain, coarse food, and re- uce the quantity until you find your self growing thinner two or three pounds per week. Your sluggishness, short breath, and other discomforts will soon leave you, and you will become bright, clear-headed, and happy. Dr. I H. Lewis, in Golden Rule. Useless Studies. The other dav a voana uii-l nf ouv acquaintance, who is pursuing a select ed course of study in one of the col legiate institutions of the city, was ex amining rne pruned curriculum with reference to deciding what study she should take up next term. While con sulting about the matter. rIih run nvnr the long list of text books on science, language, literature, and mathematics, woni suuueniy sue exciaimeu : "l ll tell you vhat i would like to study I would like to study medicine. 1 don't mean that I want to beaphvsicianand practice, but to know what to do at home it anybody is sick or anything happens. 1 am sure that it wonld be rnort? useful to mo than" aial she turn ed to the prescribed course of Ht.nHv "than spherical trigonometry and nav i gation? But we run fur a doctor every time everybody snei ces and coughs, and I would like to know what to do lor anyone who is a little sick." Here is a matter concerning young women need some simple but careful instruction. iut wuo gives ttiem any ? As daugh ters in the familv. thev (ail i i neat the dates of the Grecian and Roman wars, work out an intricate problem of Algebra, and give the technical name of all the bones in thebodv. but if ti e baby brother left in their charge burns his hands or is seized with the croup, how many of them know the best tiling to do while waiting for tbe doc tor? And when, as wives and mnt.hr the dirties of life increase, how many ui iiiiii uave any practical Knowledge chat will help them to meet calmly and intelligently the every day experiences of accidents and illnesses which are in evitable in ererj family. Harper's Bazar. The largest steel sailing ship afloat registering 2220 tons, was launched at Belfast, Ireland, Jany. 9, for the man agers of the White Star Line. It is named the Garfield, and will be employ ed in the Australian and California trades. The salury of Rev. Dr. Scudder, Brooklyn, has been raised from 87,000 to 810,000. Possibly this is intended as a warning to Western churches to keep away from him. Ex. KASILY Fbovbn. It Is easily proven that mnlarial revere, constipation, torpidity of the liver and kidneys, general debility, nervousness and neuralgic ailments yield readily to this great disease conquerer, Hop Bitters. It re pairs the ravages of dtseaae by converting the food Into rich blood, and It gives new life and vigor to the aged and Infirm always. Hod. O. M. Barnes of Lansing, is elected President of the Central Michigan Agricnltara Society. ASHBITRNHAM, Mas -., Jan. U, 1880. I have been very sick over two years. They all gave me np as past care. I tried the most skillful physicians, but they did not reach the worst part. I he lungs and heart would till up every night and distress me, and my throat was very bad. I told my children I never should die In pence until I had tried Hop Hitters. I have taken two liottles. They have helped me very much indeed. I am now well. 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Judge Porter made an apt quota tion from the novel of "Ouida," iu his address to the jury iu Guiteau's case, aiul it is plaiu enough to see who was sitting for the picture when he read the remark of one character: "Let me be the ugliest man in Europe, rather than remain in mediocrity among the medium plain laces. There is not a hair s hieudth difference be tween notoriety and fame. If I could not be Alexander J would be Diogen es, it 1 were nt a great hero. I would bo a most ingenious murderer." A Letter and its aequol. Washington I. C. Army Navy Register. The following letter and its seuuel are voluntary expressions of opinion concerning a subject of especial inter est to every reader of this paper. The letter is from Commander Coahlan now in California, and the sequel from John Carr Moody Esq, of the same State, and are eminently worthy of careful perusal and serious considera tion. THE LETTER. IT. S. NAVY YARD, Mare Island Cal., . December 16th, 1881. Sirs: An enforced residence of two years in this abominable climate of California made me the subject of most painful attacks Of rhAnmatiRm diirlno which 1 was totally unable to perform tne arduous duties of my office. Con sultation upon my case by eminent Naval and other surgeons failed to af- iora me tne sngntest relief, and my dis tress was much aggravated by the fact that my physical disability would re sult under the law, in my retirement irom active service, on the eve of mv promotion to the grade of Commander. At this period Dr. Hoyle, a friend of mine, recommended to me St. Jacobs Oil, the happy result of the use of which has constrained me, in my deep gratitude, to hereby acknowledge the complete and wonderful cure it has wrought in my case. I am sincerely yours, J. B. Coghlan, U. 8. N. THE 8DQUEL. No. 5 Law Buildings, Vallejo, Salona County. Cal., January 13, 1882. Gentlemen: The publication in the Army and Navy Journal, of a com mendatory notice of St. Jacobs Oil, from the pen of my old and valued friend, Captain Coghlan of the Navy, now on duty here, reminds me of an unfulfilled task, which it is a pleasure for me to complete. A sufferer for seven years from a cruel joint trouble, pronounced by some practitioners,gout and by others, rheumatism, but dis tressingly painful under auy name, I was slowly making my way, with my crutch, to the court-room, when I was accosted by Captain Coghlan.who kind ly gave me his arm. He furnished me with an account of how his well-known sufferings were alleviated by the use of the Oil, and with his usual persistent energy, insisted on sending me some, which he had. Doubtingly enough, I applied it according to directions, and the relief within a reasonable time, was such as to make me almost disre gard the evidence of my own senses. When one has been plagued so long grown grey with pain, and exhausted purse, patience, and pharmacy in seek ing relief, incredulity is reasonably prominent, and blamelessly so. But after continuous use of the remedy, am constrained to say, with especial refer ence to its therapeutic value, post hoc, ergo propter hoc : and to congratulate myself, and my family specially, and the human race generally. With great relief, I am, gentleman. Yours thankfully, Jno. Carr Moody, fJounselor'at-La.w. A Remarkable Horse. A "moonshiner" tells to the Athens (Ala.) Conner a story of a very re markable horse with quite as keen a soent for Whisky as some men. It is as follows: "Revenue Officer James Davis has a horse that can scent out a distillery two miles and a half off. When the officer is in the neighborhood of one of these illicit affairs his horse throws up his head aud sniffs the air with all the relish of a toper: then the officer drops the bridle reins on the animal's neok and allows him to follow his nose, which invariably brings him to the desired spot."