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THE SAILORS CONSOLATION.
Oa night aunt on a hurrtoans, Ths ss wm moaataiai rolling, Wi: mi Barns Huntlins turned hi qald, ad said to Billy Bawling: MA strong nor' waster's blowing, BUI; Hirkl don't j a h ir it roar now? Lord h lp 'sir, uow 1 pities nil Unhappy folks oj shore cowl "Foolhardy chaps who lire In town, What danger they are all In, And now are quaking in their beds For fear the roof shall fall In. Poor creatures, how thoy enry us, And wish, I've a notion, For our good luck In anoh s storm. To be upon the ucewi. Uu as f v tdose wlio'rs out all day. Ou business from their houses. And late at uigbt are coming home, To cheer the babs and spouses: While yon and L Bill, on th deck, Are comfortably lying; My eyes! what til n'td chimney-pots About their heads are flying. "And yery often Lav we heard How men are killed aul undour By overt in Hi of carriages. By thieTeM and fires in London. We know wbat risks all landsmen run. From noblemen to tailors; Theu, Bill, let us thank Provldenos That yon ami I are sai ors." Vfwrlt LKcktru. THE DECEITFUL CAR PET. - 'I want to make father a birthday present. Something that will be a com fort the year through. Oh dear! it is so hard to lind anything for a man. and Bett's hand went up preparatory to reckoning this class of her father's possessions on her fingers. 'Dressing- gowns, slippers, shaving-case (he never shaves himself), smoking-cap (and be never smokes), cigar-case (and he never owns a weed), napkin-ring, and so forth. Now what shall J buy In m ? is the question.' Do you intend to buy it with your savings, or ask your father for some of his hard earnings, and go off and get what will be only a bother to him?' 'No indeed, to the latter idea, Cousin Sarah. By extreme care we have saved a respectable sum from our wages as housekeepers and maids-of-all work, and will take this way to return it to gather, for the dear soul has been too generous with us. Now it was only yesterday he said he was ashamed of our dining-room carpet, its rags and obliterated posies took off his appetite. You know, Cousin Sarah, father is sen sitive to such things, as all poor, refined folks are. But he shook Ids head, say ing we must worry through with it this winter. I know he hates to ask any one home to dinner, we are so shabby in this particular. I believe my new curtains and wall-paper are a mistake; they make the floor hideous by con trast 'One good thing always calls for another.' 1 'How much money have you, Bett?' We jointly, sister and I, have twen ty dollars.' 'Join your funds and buv a carpet, which will be a treat for all of you.' Buy a carpet with that, amount, Cousin Sarah?' You can have j our floor well-covered, and not spend all you) money.' 'It takes thirty yards of common width, and I should have to give eighty cents a yard, at the least; thai wonld be four dollars more than we possess.' Cousin Sandi was standing by the fire, eating an apple. 'False-hearted,' she exclaimed, tossing the worthless remains into the grate. 'As your earpet can be, if you so will, without the slightest drawback to its service-ablene-:s a deceitful carpet, I will call it, but there is no reproach in the term bere. I had such a carpet nee.' 'How much will this piece of deceit eoetr 'Let me figure a little. I can get you up a carpet which will be sunshiny and attractive for between eighteen and nineteen dollars.' It figures up well, as did the Baptist gold-mine poor mother put her little all Into, a few years before she left us. But I must know for sure before in vesting a single 'wage,' as old Betty says. This housekeeping experience has made us close calculators and won derfully cautious.' You have a good carpet-lining under this" Thingness of the now,' put in Bett. 1 am glad you retain so much of yonr Concord philosophical lore. Well, ;our carpet has a lining so much in. 'ake the best of your old carpet, rip it apart and have Betty wash it, then sew it together in square-piece dimen sions that I will give you. Your father will understand that it is up for repairs merely. We will buy fifteen yards of eighty-cent carpeting; a small figure and durable colors. That is for the border of room. Then buy seventeen yards of a new kind called linen tapes try, which will wear 'most forever, though it costs only thirty-seven cents a yard. It is pretty, kand extremely useful for crumb-cloths. Now, you see, you can have your old carpet in the middle, to join the new, and the crumb eloth will cover the unmatched pair. A dining-room carpet ought to come up twice a year to be shaken; now these pieces and the light covering can be easily managed by Betty, with your heln: there is the saving of a man's labor.' Bett wrote her sister Maggie, who sraa visitinar an aunt; and the absent Dartner heartily agreeing, Bett and Cousin Sarah started off in quest of material for the deceitful carpet. There is but one place in Boston where the linen tapestry can be procured, but this they easily found, bought, and went home to make when Mr. Marchland was at his store. Three days- before the birthday, Mr. Marchland came home with the news that his brother Jim had opened his hPJM-r. and nrotuised a turkey for the occasion, adding, And now, Bett, if I wasn't ashamed of our ragged carpet, I would invite a frinrl or two besides him to din ner.' Invite your friends; I will engage t nave me carpet wuuoub uuieo, Bett, proudly. 1 don't see how you can do so and yet keep it from looking like Joseph's coat; but I have learned from the past not to be surprised at anything, when two women owning a brain apiece con sult together.' 'The makeshifts of poverty make one wise,' returned Bett sagely. 'Trust to The Owosso Times. vol. in. 'Promise not to use my Sunday coat for patches,' said her father. 'Don't worry,' smiled the girl, deter mined on keeping her secret. Still Mr. Marchland lingered at the door, desirous of having matters ex plained; finding thai unlikely, be went off to business, inwardly rejoicing to own a daughter so capable of filling the place of her dead mother in making his home comfortable and his small means an incentive to courageous exertion, in stead of sitting down and bewail ing their poverty. Again at his store, Mr. Marchland wrote two old friends to secure them for the birthday dinner, and then look ed forward to it with satisfajtion, m spite of the 'come-down' look of the dining-room carpet. 'The absent partner Maggie return ed, and took bold grandly Qf the idea and of the carpet; aud soon the three workers had the new and old ready to lay down. After breakfast ef the holiday the dining-room door was locked against friends and foes, and Betty, with Cous in Sarah's help, put down the various pieces of deception. In due time the guests arrived, and the two girls were unselfishly glad to hear the laughter from the parlor, where old times were being talked over. The point and the pay tor all their efforts came in watching their father' j expression as he ushered his friends into the cheery dining-room, at the summons that dinner was waiting to be served. Those who understand men know very well when they are pleased, however they may think they conoeal for reasons; a blandness comes into the voice, aud in this case there were some extra flourishes in carving, and a solicitous desire to serve each guest With white or dark meat and unlimited wings. The meal was a success, and drew out abundant compliments for the young cooks. How did you manage, girls? 1 never was so surprised, Mr. March - land exclaimed, as he left his friends a moment and came back into the dining room. Together they told the story, and he father was deeply touched by their homely efforts to make the day a joy. His hearty "God bless you, was a ben ediction indeed. Do you remember papa's last birth day ?" asked Bett of ber sister, when they were alone. "Yes, indeed! it was a gloomy day without, and more so within. We dined alone, yawned, and mourned that we were not rich, and in the end got so cross that father spent his even ing at the store. And now wo are hard-working, hap py girls, knowing the value of money, and how little it really takes to be com fortable, and have given father one sensible present which will make him happy for some time.' 'Best of all, to my mind, and Hett took bold of a remaining limb to give force to her words, 'we shall not have to struggle with this bird's remains. We know his fate; I ran read his ca reer from now onward. I see the turk ey marching on.' 1 wish I could see myself marching on with a new bonnet on my head, Bett. I am tired of conveying that English walking hat along 'whene'er I take my walks abroad.' ' Perhaps when Cousin aarah comes back she will fudge one up out of re mains of former elegance.' I've got two feathers, anyway. Enough to pin your hopes on. Well, we will wan ior our -cousin 01 tue fertile brain,' and see what she says. No Apologies. Apologies for poor dinners are gen erally out of place. But wh ie a lady liiis a forgetful husband, who, without warning, brii s home a dozen guests to sit down to a plain family dinner for three or four, it is not in human nature to keep absolute sibMicr-. What s:iy and how to say it, form the problem. Mrs. Tucker, wife of Judge rocker, of wuiumsmirpr, soiven mis proDiem jean ago. one wot wh o ; u i go fer or niece (I am uncertaiu which) of ,dr Peyton Skipwitn, and celebrated for her neauty, wit, ease and grace of man ner. Her temper and tact were put to the proof one court day, when the Iu . - brought with him the accustom ed half-scorn or more of lawyers, for whom not the slightest preparation had been made, the Jud;,'e having qui'e forgotten to remind his wife that it was court day, and she newelf strange to tell, having overlooked the fact. The dinner was served with elegance, and Mrs. T. wmde herself very charm ing. Upon rising to leave ti e guests to their wine, she said: "Gentlemen, you have dined to day with Judge rocker ; promise me that you will ail dine to-morrow with me." This was all her apology, wheieupon i lift gentlemen swore that such a wife was beyond pi ice. The J udge then ex plain d U e si; nation, and the next day there was a noble oauquet. Moral: N vel worry a aw A with apologies. LippinnoVa Magazine. The Anoel Fish. In San Francis co men of science and the gaping throng have been alike interested of late in examining an angel fish caught by Italian fishermen twenty miles out side the Farallone Islands. It is the first of the species ever seen in San Francisco, and a handsome specimen, its wing-like fins, from which its name is taken, measuring two feet from tip to tip. Eloise" asks if we will publish her poem on the "Wavelet of the Rivulet." With a smilelet upon our facelet, we reply yes. Write only upon one sidelet of sheetlet, Floise, and put on enough fltamnlete. Your poemlel shall have gpseslst CKimf Triimns. OWOSSO, THL FARM. Depth to Plant Seed. Some years ago we made a series of experiments on wheat, corn, oats and beans, covered at carefully measured and different depths. The soil was moist, so that the seed germinated freely when quite near the surtuce. At half an inch in depth wheat came up in Ave daya: at an inch deep iu six days;to inches iu seveu days; three inches in eight days; four inches in ten days; and at six inches deep in twelve days. Five weeks afterwards the plants were most vigorous from those planted half an inch aud an inch in depth, but scarcely superior to those from a depth of two inches; the others decreased in vigor with the greater depth. At six iuches there were but few slender stalks. The soil was strong, rich, well pulverized loam. Sunflowers. One of the best pro ducts in a small way is the sunflower. They occupy but little room, and are to most persons ornamental. They may be sown at any time after the 10th of May. The mammoth Russian is tin largest and most productive variety. A single flower will produce a large quan tity of seed. Although it well lepays care it may be grown along fences, where other plants are not easily culti vated. Leave one stalk on a hill. The seeds are excellent for stock as well as for poullry.the leaves may be fed green to cattle, aud the dry stalks will serve to light the kitchen fire. Radishes. Radishes must be grown quickly or they will be tougii, stringy, and bitter. If forced by a daily sprink ling of liquid manure they will be very brittle am! tender. Impkovino a Pook Farm. The beginning of improving the land is in draining it properly. Where a farmer is unable to make covered drains.either on account of its cost or for want ol the required fall, he should have open ditches in order to get rid of all surface water. The next point of importance is to have your plowing well done and the land brought to a flue tilth, keep ing it perfectly clear or vegeiauio growth except that which is sown or planted, putting in no more crop than you are able to cultivate well; get your land in clover as soon as possible, and when you have succeeded in this apply from thirty to fifty bushels of quick- time to the acre. Should your land be too poor to produce clover, try peas, buckwheat or oats, which, as soon as in blossom, should be plowed under for t he purpose of supplying the soil with vegetable matter. Endeavor to con vert all coarse material, such as straw, fodder, rough hay (and anything else that will absorb the liquids from the stable), into manure, and apply directly from the stable in order to make tne most of it. When once in grass keep a sod upon it as long as possible, and pasture no more than is absolutely ne cessary. Depend upon clover, plaster, lime and stable manure for lucreasing the fertility of your soil, and if you are unable to get a sufficient quantity or these, purchase the best commercial fertilizer in the market. THE HOUSEHOLD. Indian Corn Pudding. Pour a quart of boiling milk in a half pint of Indian ineai, stirring u, an me uuie. To this add a teaspoonful of salt. Beat up three or four eggs, and when the batter is nearly cold stir them into it. Put the pudding into a cloth or tin mould and b jil for two houiH. Serve with cream, butter, syrup, or any other sauce you please. mapie syrup or golden syrup is very nice. Roast Beef a la Francaisb. Take a rib of beef entirely boned; sea son the inside and tie it up with some slices of fat pork. To be sure that it is pioperly cooked, place a raw potato, peeled at each endjas soon as they yield to the finger the beef is cooked a la Francaise. If you wish it a lAnglaise, thirty-five minutes will roast it suffi ciently. Reduce a little broth without salt and throw it over, uarnisn witn water-cress. Cranberry Relish. Stew a quart of cranberries till soft. Put through a sieve and add two-thirds as much white sugar as there is of the sifted fruit. Stir all together, and simmer half an hour longer. Dish out into small sauce dishes a tablespoon in each and set awav till cooled and jellied, and then use as a relish for breakfast or tea. Hydropathic Pudding. This pud ding may be made of fruits of all kinds, fresh or bottled. If fresh fruit is used it must bestowed with water and sugar until it is about as much cooked as it would le in a fruit pie. If bottled fruit is used the syrup only should be boiled with sugar and the fruit sim mered iu it for a minute or two. Take some stalo bread, cut a round piece, the size of a half dollar, and lay it at the bottom of a basin and arrange round it stripe or fingers of bread about half an inch wide, reinemnermg to leave snace the width of the finger between the strips. When the fruit is ready, and while it is still hot, put it in, so as not to displace the bread, and as a further means to this end put the heav ier part of the fruit (the pulp and skin and stones, if there are any at theboU torn of the mould, and tke juice last of all. Cover the top entirely with stale bread cut into very small dice; lay a plate on the pudding, put a weight on the plate, preserving the juice that rises above the plate, and set the pudding iu a cool place till wanted. If it is well pressed down it will turn out in a shape and will be found an excellent pud ding. This dish is served as a substi tute for fruit pies and tarts. In cold weather it will turn out if it is made I three or four hours before it is wanted; MICH., FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 24, 1882. but in warm weather it will need to be made over night. Peaches in Jelly. Take one can of good peaches and cook them over with a cup of sugar. Separate the peaches and syrup. Soak the peaches in a little braudy, if you wish. Put a package of Cox's gelatine in a cup of cold water and let it stand one hour. theu add one lemon, juice and peel, a cup of boiling water, two tablespoon fuls of brandy, a cup of sugar, and the syrup from the peaches. Stir the whole over a hot fire a moment till the gela tiue is thoroughly melted. Strain twice through a flannel bag, put the peaches in a mould, pour the jelly over them aud set in a cold place on the ice iu summer when it will be firm in an hour and ready for the table. Serve in an ornamental glass dish and garnish with peach leaves. Boloona Sausages. Take equal portions of fresh pork, lean beef, salt pork or ham; some would add an equal portion of veal. Chop or griud the meat together and to every nine pouuds of meal add ten teaspoonfuls of pow dered sage, two teaspoonfuls of cay enne, two of black pepper, one minced onion, one teaspoonful of cloves, one grated nutmeg and salt to the taste. Stuff into beef intestines which may be obtained of a butcher already prepared. Tie up each sausage at both ends and prick in several places. Put into hot, not boiling, water and boil an hour. Take them out, lay them to dry in the sun on straw or hay. Rub the outside of the skins with melted butter. ooup AiAJOKE. mis is simply a vegetable soup. Melt six ounces of butter in a saucepan and stew six on ions in the butter for three or four minutes; then add four heads of cel ery, twohandluls of spinach, two heads of lettuce and a small bunch of parsley miuced fine. Stir the ingredients well for ten minutes; now put in two quarts of boiling water, three pieces of bread crusts, two blades of mace, salt and pepper to the taste. Boil gently one and a half hours. At the moment of serving add the yolk of two eggs and three teaspoouiuls of vinegar. Ihese two recipes lor sausage and Boup are given in response to requests. Comet Cake. Beat the yolks of twelve eggs with one pound of sugar. lake one-half pound uats (any kind that you prefer) pounded fine, and beaten into five whole eggs. Add this to the yolks aud sugar with one-half pound of best flour, one-half a gill of old rum; mix thoroughly. Then add one-half pouud of melted butter, and the whites of twelve eggs. To suc ceed, the whites should only be lightly beaten with the rest. Put carefully iu a star-shaped mould and bake. When done, ice, and decorate with fruits. Gloves, Old and New. Gloves were articles of Oriental dress for according to Xenophon they were worn by Cyrus the Peisian; and Athen- seus sneaks of a celebrated gourmand who came to a banquet with gloved hands, that he might eat more rapidly than his fellow -guests, who had to wait till the viands were cool. In ancient times a glove was em ployed as a token or pledge of faith in the making of contracts a sort of sub stitute for the hand itself being cast down by one contracting paity, to be taken up, as sealing the agreement, by the other. Before the union of England and Scotland, the Borderers, having once pledged their faith to an enemy, re garded its violation as a grave crime; aud when such a breach of honor oc curred, the injured person rode through tile field at the next Border meeting, holding up a glove on the point of his spear as the pledge oi iaitn and pro claimed the perfidy of him who had broken it. To wipe out such a stain, the criminal was often slain by his own clan. Apropos of the glove employed as the token of a challenge to fight, there is a story given in the life of the Rev. Bernard Gilpin, a clergyman in the diocese of Durham, who died 1583. It appears that he observed a glove hang ing high up in his church; aud, ascer taining from the sexton that it was de signed as a challengo to anyone who should dare to displace it, he desired that official to do so. "Not I, sir; I dare do no such thing, said the brave man. Thereupon the worthy parson called for a long staff, and, taking it down himself, put it in his pocket. Ilia sermon denounced the barbarous prac tice, exemplified even in that sacred place. "Behold, I have taken it down myself," said ne, and, producing it, he exhibited it to the whole congregation as a spectacle of horror. Passing over all mention of the gloves worn by knights with their mail ar mor, or having over-lapping plates of steel, I will name a few of those of which some note has been made in history. A fur-lined glove, worn by Henry VI., is still preserved in the old man sion that gave him shelter after the disastrous battle of Hexham (1464). The son-in-law of Tunslall, and "es quire of his body," Sir Ralph Pudsey, kept him in concealment at Bolton Hall, Yorkshire; and there, when he left his faithful host, he also left a boot, spoon and glove. The latter is of tanned leather, lined with hairy deer-skin, turned over at the wrist as a deep cuff. The embroidered gloves of Coeur de Lion lost him his liberty at one time, and might have cost him bis life. He was lying in concealment in an enemy's country.and his page carried them very indiscreetly in his pocket, though per haps far their better safety, when sent by his royal master to obtain food in the ueitfuborbwod of Yisnaa. How it happened does not appear; but they were seen, and recognized as being only suitable for a crow ued head to possess The same nigbt the King was captured by the Duke of Austria, and sold by him to the Emperor Henry VI., for 00,000 pouuds of silver. Auuie Boleyn seems to have been very particular about her gloves, and it is i avoided that her royal predeces sor used to delight iu making her play cards without them that some little blemish in the shape of one of her nails might (mend the eye of the King. Queeu Mary and her sister Elizabeth took pride in this article of dress. It is said that the latter was extravagant in the extreme about them, and that a marvellous pair was at one time pre sented to her that was enclosed in a walnut shell. She even retained her gloves when playing the virginal. One "payr of gloves embrawret with gold" is recorded as having been sent to her sister Mary as New Year's gift before her accession, and "ten payr of Span- yshe gloves from a duches in Spayne came to her a year afterward," while at about that time "a pair of swete gloves" were also presented to her from Mrs. Whellers. The degradation of any exalted per sonage in the middle ages was expressed oj tne deprivation of his gloves just as a glove was presented to him in the ceremony of bestowing on him lands or honors. A very remarkable pair of state gloves, woven iu silk, with deep gaunt lets, am still in preservation that for merly belonged to Loui.XIII. On the backs are the gold embroidered initials I. H. S.," with the central elevated cross surrounded by a wreath. The gauntlets are stiff, and spreadiug wide at the top on the outer side. They are handsomely embroidered all over with a close rich floral design. The outer corners of the woven gloves (at the wrist), and those of the gauntlets, are decorated with rosettes. The enormous quantity of so called kid gloves is greatly in excess of the amount of leather afforded by the skins of all the young goats uunually killed to supply the demand. There has long been quite a trade carried on in Paris by the gamins in rat skins, who have much profitable sport in catching them at the mouths of the great drains of the city. Our real kid skins come from Switzerland and Tuscany, dispatched from Leghorn. A New York View. The Tribune of February 12 says the validity of the Adrian water bonds will probably be established only by the courts. It quotes a member of the firm of Post, Martin A Co. as saying: "Mr. Easton sunt an ageut to Adrian to investigate the matter, who reported that after full consultation with the city authorities he was satisfied that the bond was a valid one. Upon these representat ions we took one-half of the amount and Mr. Easton the other half, paying for them 106. The bonds bear 6 per cent interest, aud run, one-half twenty years, and one-half thirty years. iney were a desirable investment in my opinion and we competed with oth er houses in bidding for the bonds. In iegai u to the conduct of the Mayor ol Adrian, I believe that in any event he has committed only a technical wrong. He could hardly have intended fraud, because when he left New York he could have taken the whole amount paid for the bonds if he had wished. It had bewn paid into the Union Trus Company, and President King said to day that he should have paid over every dollar of it if he had been asked to do so. The Mayor had with bim the au thority of the city to receive the money, and the paper was signed by city offi cers aud bore the official seal. IT the Mayor had intended to steal the money he could flbt have had a better oppor tunity. I believe the matter will be fully explained and the bonds proved to be valid." Persecuting the Jews. A correspondent of the London Times closes an account of the out rages on the Jews in Russia with this paragraph : "The outrages we have recounted above, though, no doubt, the most im portant, are far from including all the similar events that have occured dur ing the past year. They have been se lected from a list of over 160 towns and villages iu which case of riot, ra pine, murder, and spoliation have been known to occur during the last nine months of 1881. Out of these, infor mation was collected from about 45 towns and villages in southern Russia In thee alone are reported 23 murders of men, women and children, 17 deaths ( a used bf violation, and DO fewer than 225 cases of outrages on Jewesses. Such have been the horrors that throughout the past year have assailed the 3,000,000 Israelites who inhabit Russia. Nor is there anv indication that the atrocities will cease during the present year, unless the Russian Gov ernment will intervene in the sacred cause of civilization and humanity." A pamphlet just issued says: Dur ing the last nine months the persecu tion of tbe Jews in Russia has extend en to sixty -seven towns and villages in Southern Russia. It began at Eliza bethgrad, where 500 houses and 100 shops were destroyed, 300 Jewesses violated, and one Jew killed. From tbe south the movement spread to forty other towns and villages in Western and Southwestern Russia, and finally to Poland. Altogether, 100,000 Jews are said to have been brutally ex penea irom tneir nomes. The money loss caused by their persecutors stupid it y is estimated at 100,000,000 roubles. NO. 41. FOR I ME CHILDREN K TRIP TO THK LAND OF NOD. Did ;u e? tr hear bow Budg and Tod Took a flying trip to the Laud or Nodi They put nu their Dight-gowus climbed stairs. Mumbled their inuocent, drowsy prayers, Curled up in bed in n diiupled heap, And iu forty wink . they were fast asleep! Then the Dream Man cuie. on a train oars, 0 With moonbeam window, and wheels tl.e of of stars: 'the fires were lit b a comet. aur. And the man In ihe moon was engineer! a e weeti eora heiu the engine-bell, Made from a ringing ocean-shell ; Hie rHilroad track was a ruir.f.'.w hand. Reaching far over ths sea and land Aud the euds of the road, I urn grnvely told, Were built upon uots offlhiaiLrf ir.u.if "All aboardl" and awa went Una una lod. Night gowus and el, to the Land of Nod! XL ThecniK were filled with a curious crew; Sweet baby I rix. and the Wa,iltrinir 1mm Jack wlMi his bean-stalk the Giant Grim, Little Miss Mincer and Uncle Tim, Fairies, end Sprites, and Brownies rare, An i mermaids, wraoped in their yellow hair Sat, side by side, in the phantom cars With DIOOD DM Ol Windows, and whenla f stars! On, on they sped throusb the silver sand Or the beautiful streets of the Wonder-land, They stopped in a cloud for a drink of dew, mine, ine sea-eneii ruin and the wh tu Mew. They gathered bloasoms that never die, ana mere ai me end or the route, I'm told, Our travelers found tne Pot of Wold! Then the Dreom-Man brought little Budge and Tod Night gown? and all, from the Land of Nod! St. A iehoUu. ADVI'JK TO BOYS. Whatever you are, be brave, boysl The liai's a coward and slave, boys; Though clever at tusep, And sharp at excuses, He's a sn aking and pitiful knave, boys. Whatever you are, be frank, boys! Tis better than money and rank, boys; Still cleave b the right, Be lovers of light, He pen, ahoveboar.', and frank, loys. Whatever you are, be kind, boys! Be gentle in manners and mind, boys; The man gentle in mien, Words and temper, I ween, Is tbe gentleman tvuly refined, boys. But, whatever you are, be true, boys! Be visible through and through, boys; Leave to others the shamming. The "greening" ani "cramtning." Iu fun and in earnest, be true, boys! timwy Downton, in Leiture Hour. The Frog and the Mouse. "He who digs a pit for his neighbor onetimes falls into it himself." A Mouse was one day sitting by a brook, and said to herself: "T wish I could get over to the other side ' A cunning old broe passing that way overheard her remark, and said: I will carry you across with the greatest pleasure." Uh, you dear, kind Mr. Frog!' answered the innocent Mouse, "I should be so much obliged to you. ' Ihen the rrog wound a stout thread round his waist, aud tied the end of it to the Mouse's tail and umped into the water, Mrs. Mouse, in great fearand trepidation, mount ed on his back. All weut well till they got to the middle of the stream; then the troa all at ouce ducked his head into the water, and the Mouse slipped off his baok. 'Oh I Mr. rrog, cried she "do you wish to drown me? That would be a shabby trick. 'And serve you right, too, " an swered the wicked Frog, ' for being such a jioose as to believe that I would carry you across the brook. People often make sweet promises, but they don t always mean to keep them Another time manage for yourself." Ihe unhappy little mouse, finding it was of no use to sav anything. held her peace, and resigned herself to her fate. And the cruel Frog had all but dragged her under water. when a Stork flying high in the air saw th poor little thing struggling iu the stream. Down he pou ced, caught her up in his beak, and car ried her off to his nest, the troa hanging to her tail 'iieydey, Mr. Brog, said the Stork, "what brings you here? ' 'My great deceit, answered tbe now trembling Frog. ' I tried to drown the Mouse, and now I am brought to grief myself." 'My fine lellow,' said the Stork, with a very stem voice, "I will serve you out for your cunning and mis ohievous trick. You shall die!'' Then the Stork opened wide his beak and gobbled up the deoeitful Frog. Wneat Market. SOLD BT FARMERS, DURINO AUGUST, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER ANT) DECEMBER, 1881. Preliminary to the collection of the information contained in this report, tlm Department obtained through crop correspondents, mayors of cities, and others, what is believed to be a nearly correct list of the elevators and flour ing mills iu the state. The whole num- ler of these establishments, as shown by our list, is 667, of which 121 are located in cities, and 546 in 279 dif ferent townships. With three excep tions the reports of the quantity of wheat marketed in citiee were made by the proprietors, or men in charge, of the erevators and flouring mills. The reports from townships were generally made by crop correspondents, one cor respondent reporting for the whole township, but the figures in every case are supposed to have been taken from the books of the elevators and flouring mills. Returns have been received from 102 of the 121 elevators and mills iu cities, and from 151 township eorre poudemta leaving 19 elevators and mills in cities, ,md 128 townships not heurd from. As con e.-pon tnts uic usually quite prompt in making their report, the failure of so large a number to re port the quantity of wheat marketed may perhaps be taken as evidence that no great amount was marketed in their townships. The returns were received between January 13 and February 8. The whole number of bushels pf wheat of the crop of 1881. marketed during the five months, August Dec ember. 1881, was 5,291,007; of the crop of 1880, 2,112,675; unknown in what year produced, 1,787,074 bushels. If no more than one-half of this last quan tity was raised in 1881, the total amount marketed of the crop of 1881 was 6,184, 544 bushels, or more than one-third of the total crop a estimated from the returns of crop correspondents in Sep tember. The total quantity marketed in the first or southern tier of counties was 1,292,010 bushels: in the second tier L- 947,023 bushels: in the third tier. 1.995.- 393 bushels; in the fourth tie. 2,629, 847 bushels, and in the ounties north of the southern four tirn 1 MM bushels. The total quantity marketed in the state was 9,190,756 bushels, oi which 3,425,014 bushels is reported from oiths, an 1 5,765,742 bushels from townships. 1'robably s me portion of the wheat marketed in the southern tier of coun ties came from Indiana and Ohio, but t is fair to presume that an equal quan tity grown in Michigan was marketed in those states. Babylonian Discoveries. M. de Sarzec, the French Consul at Bassorah, has been very successful in is search tor antiquities in the Meso potamia valley. The Gazette des Beaux Arts gives some account of articles re cently found. The antiquities, which come from one magnificent palace, are of all kinds -sculptured slabs, bas reliefs, statues, fragments of terra cot ta, and numerous inscribed bricks. ISomeof them with more than one hun dred lines of cuneiform writing. Many or these remains were buried beneath a part of Mesopotamia, close to the junc tion of its two great rivers, deep down in alluvial deposits, and their recovery required much greater exertions than that of relics in Assyria. Had this col lection, says Knowledge, only contain ed further additions to the fast-growing remains of Babylonia and Assvria. it would have been received with delight by archaeologists, but it fortunately presents vestiges of another primitive people of Chaldea, the riches and im portance of whom are probably at pres ent quite unappreciated. The inscrip tions are in very archaic forms of cuneiform characters, and embodv a lialect quite distinct from the Semitic Assyrian, but whether closely allied to, or identical with, tne so-called Accadi au, can not be pronounced from the fragments published. 1 wo statues of diorite are particular. ly noticeable. One is of a person seat ed, tbe other an upright figure, both. unfortunately, decapitated, a condition which seems to be that of all thestatuee exhumed. Each tiuure is clothed in u long robe reaching to the ankles, but the correct outline of the body is dis tinctly visible below the folds of rai ment, as in the best periods of sculp ture, and the delicate arrangement of the di apery is most pleasing. The feet, which are quite naked, are carefully ex ecuted. The whole lower front of ths dress of the seated statue is covered with cuneiform writing of very old type, apparently closely allied to the extremely ancient texts, from which the Rev. W. Houghton proves the hier oglyphic origin of the cuneiform char acters. This seated figure appears to be that ol an architect, for on his lap is a tablet inscribed with a plan of a building, and some instrument connect ed with architecture. The erect figure, if anything more ccnectly carved, has a few lines of writing on the right front of the robe and the right arm. The attitude of the arms is iu both pre cisely similar, and so, probably, conven tional, but well suited to the character of repose given to the statues, being crossed bef ore the body, the right hand lower, and holding the left. The loss of the heads of these figures is greatly mitigated by the possession of an ex quisite head belonging to a statue not yet found. It bears an embroidered head-dress similar in shape to the old o-sack shako. A Boy's Luck. The Norristown (Pa.) Herald in H re cent issue referred among others, to the following cases of special interest. They are their own commentary. Mr. Samuel C. Nyce resides at 308 Marshall street, arid holds the responsible posi tion of journal clerk in the Pennsylva LW Legislature, at Harrisburg. While Mr. Nyce and family were in the country recently, his boy, aged three years, fell and broke his leg. He recovered but a very troublesome stiffness set in, and he could scarcely use the leg. The injured limb was rubbed several times with St. Jacob's Oil, and the stiffness was so much reduced that the boy was aide to use his leg freely. Dr. Knipe said it was the use of St. Jacob's Oil that cured the stiffness. Mr. Nyce him self used the Gi cat German Remedy for toothache with good effect, and also far a sprain and pains of rh tnm.tic nature and always with good effect. Mrs. Nyce also says she thinks the Oil is a splendid ihing, and she always keeps it on hand. A Petrified Forest Under Water.--The lake that has the highest elevation of any in the world is Green Lake in Colorado. Its surface is 10, 252 feet above tbe level of the sea. Pine forests surround it and eternal snows deck the neighboring mountain tops. Oue of these, Gray's Peak, has an altitude of 14.341 feet. The water of this lake is as clear as crystal and large rock masses and a petrified forest are distinctly visible at the bottom. The branches of the trees are of daz zling whiten e s as though eut in mar ble. Salmon and trout swim among them. In places the lake is 200 feet deep. ine mi nam express gives this I vice: "If you must dabble in shares, try plowshares. No other kind pays so regular dividends."