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fiAfvwnfwuv STUTTERING. O. ltoo-bco-btautcoua Mary, My, When ebiah-abiah-afcaU weweaded Let "tHn-name the ba "n-happy day That will oa ma-inar.rnarrea see. Jf5", dee-d-d-dear-cat, thoacb thy cheek A cre-crtek-crini&ttu bluah bath dyed, 1 could nut wait a wro-wee-weeV ".VithjatniTja-'awJijfulbrUe. Thes.llarr.lrtnaa3.fiz - For Too- roe-Taeaday next the day, V."bea in the morning at ria-tbvclx, 111 fy-fy.fitch tire hence away. Then to some bab-bcb-bUaefu epot, . Tu poea tho uum-mum-menth. well CO. - A eook-coocoacb I've ce-Ei;-ot Thoa caoat not aay nia-nin-ny'Bo! . ini u T Beflaed for Tnai Society. A tiif days a", a wagon drawn by a yoke of lunj; huriifcii Trias cattle baited oil Iiifavette strict. The tragmi contained a 'good-luoking woman, envou children and conaideralile plunder. A tnau, a small oov, aud a dog tbat bad ran to tMrr-trrretbewadjauct. TIio party-vert) froiu Texsg, and 5"ete jeturrio;; to their old buine la Decatur Couutjv An Alderman of tbe city, who had passed many vears of bis life in tbe Louo Btar Slate, approached tbe wagon. He aaid to tho woman: "lEi-era Texas, I nrtsnciet ' "Yea, sir."' '"Didn't von like.lheconntryl' . Xo7r.'- - 'Didn't you like tbe climat o ! -, .-Ob, yea." -"--. 2'DM joa hare jjood'bealtb ont tbcre V 'Yea' -- ""V.'iiin't lUe land'goRir"" Yttr --- - - "How abnnt Ibe crops'" "Oh, we made splendid crop - "Well, then, ma'am, what on earth is yonr ob jection to Texan!" " V"by air," i-be replied, "I coiiltlp't stand tbe aocicty in tbat rough country ;" and then Mie turned to the small boy, ber son, and cried, "Sam, drive tbat damn dngout'en tbeiliuuernot; duu't jou ace be got bis nasty snout into tbo vittilst" A Bry Jeke. On a sleeping car up the other night, one lady exclaimed in a slow and solemn voice, "O, how dry I am." There was a moment's panne, and again rung ont, "O, bow dry I am." Another moment paxsed, and the dozen sleepers were onre more startled by the sepnlchral information, "O, how DRT I am." " Won't somebody get that wo man a drink!" bowled an old gentleman, who being rlieuma'tic, and occupying an upper berth, conld not very well do it himself. The demand was complied ttilb, and tbn grattful sonnd of r'irurgliug water as beard. Then there was a moment of silence, and following it came the same solemn tones, "O, bow DRY I was." There appeared to be no doubt of it by the ocenpanta cf-'tbe car,.aud if the truth could hare been known, they were unselfishly glad that sbo had found relief; uud they composed tbemxelves afresh to ulet-p. Then thn voire again smote tbe air, "O, bow dry I was." Everybody started. aud cviry eye was distended. "O, how dry I was' repealed the grateful woman. "Then dry np," screamed tbe gallant old gmtlemau in in tbe upper berth. She did. An Humble Follower of ". V." A good liltlo boy out West undertook to come tho 0. Washington on bis mother in this way: He cut off the cat's bead with the traditional Iractebet, and then bid the defunct feline in the meal barrel. When the old lady went for meal to make tlie"hoecake"forthefnigal tnornin;; re past, ehe discovered the cat and mterriencd her little cou. He said: "I did it with my little 'hatchet, but I'll Io awizzled if I can tell the -whole imtb obont Ihla liltlo affair." Now, moit mothers would have kissed that brave, ttuthful Jad on his noble brow, aud kept right on using tbn meal ont of that ban el just the same, but this one didn't. She said: "Come across my lap, lny son; come across my lap." He came, aud for awh'.Ic there rose a clnnd from the seat of his tronscm that effectually hid tbe son from view; and the old woman now tporta gogles, and is lav ish In the use of Petit' eye-salve. The good lit- t tloboy had peppered tho seat of hia pants. Green JMj Adrocr.te. A MAK.was seen coming down Montague street, Ilookly.u, on bis tray to the Wall Street Ferry. Over bis shoulder bung a bag containing pota toes, and iu hid hand he carried a stick. Being under toll hail, the momentum acquired in com ing down the strep grade carrietl him nearly through the gateway, when, seeing alinat abont ten feet from tbe dock, ho made an astonishing linrst of speed aud jnmped. Jnst as he reached the boat the potato bag en-ting from his rhonlder aud laid out a Broad street clerk, who was smok ing a cigar, through a meerschaum holder, while tbe stick hit a rotuud South street mcrchaut in tho waistband, aud Pat himself assumed an in voluntary devotional attitude. Ho was tbe first to recover himself, and as be replaced tho bag, he complacently lcmaikiil, "Well, I got the boat, anyhow!" "Got the boat," scicaniedheuf Broatl streett spitting the broken pieces-of Vis cigar bolder ont of his nn u'h; "why, yon idiot, this boat is coiniug iu P Acd so she was. A doctor always treated his jnvcuilo patients for worms, whatever might happen to be their symptoms, une day being caned to a boy who was suffering severely, ho felt the pulse, and looking at the mother with a solemn shake of tbe head, said: "Worms, madame, worms!" "Now, doctor," said the woman, "it isn't worms at all, I tell ye; that bry fell down on tbe woodpile and broko his leg, aud I want yon to stop crying 'worms,' aud set it immediately." "Ah!" said tbo doctor, detcrmii ed not to be put down, "worms ill the wood, madame, worms in tbe wood." Brsro.vsES to prayers and sermons may be good if tbey come in at tbo right place. Not so, however, came in a response recently to a millil iter in an African church. He bad come down from the pulpit to invite a stranger in one of tbo lwws to preach for Mm, but was unsuccessful. 'Brethren," said be, "1 iuvited Brother lo preach, but he declines." "Tbanfc 0h1!" roar td out a man from the middle of the church. An eminent lawyer, a short time since, while vehemently and eloquently advocating his cli rnt's cause before a jury, and recounting ber many wrongs, declared that her sufferings were too grievous to be borne, aud that in consequence, in the silent midnight watches, tbe busy scenes of tho day being hushed, she wept nutil tbe lacteal fluid flowed in streams tbat submerged her nightly pillow. The teacher of an infant school had her atten tion called toono little fellow who was listening to what she said. She had been teaching her class tbe elements of English history, and wish ing to see if he knew w hat she had been talking nhout, she suddenly naked,1' Jobnnv, who killed King EnfuiJ' With a burpiited lAk, bo replied, "Why, I didn't kuow he was dead!' IlEKr. is a droll epitaph: "Mrs. McFaddeu has gone from this life ; sbe has left all its sorrows and cares; fhe caught the rheumatism in both ofher legs while scrubbing the cellar and stairs. They put mnstard plasters upon berin vain, they bathedber with whiskey anil rum; but Thursday her spirit departed, and left her bodyeutirelv numb." The epitaphs of Dakota papers are most pathet ic: "Jim Barrett had been shoreliug snow, from which bcnght a bad cold, which turned into fever. The fever settled Jim's mundane affairs; and a local paper says, most affectingly, in his obituary, 'He won't have to shovel snow in the conntry ho has gone to."' A SMALL boy arose at a Snuday-s4bool concert mid began quite glibly: "A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho and full and fell C. Hen- htiinemory began to iail him. "And and fell by tbe road-side, aud tho thorns sprang up and choked him." "Ir this jury convicts my client," said a Mis souri lawyer, rolliug up his sleeves and display ing his ponderous fists, "I shall feel compelled to meet each one and hammer justice into bis soul through his head." What is heaven's best gin to man t" a.ked a jnung lady ou Ersex street, Snndav night, smil ing sweetly on a pleasant-looking clerk." "A box," replied the young man, with good iiru drnce. Ztoatiary Arm. A little boy earning borne somw -eggs from the grocerydropped them. "Did you break auy Tasked his mother, when he told her of it. No, Baid the little diplomatist, "bnt tbe shells eauieoffufYui." . Co.vr.vDi:cM-Saidaboy: "That chap, vonder, s my brother, and tbi's girl is his sMcr, and yet he is no relation of mine." Answer The bov litu. It is a rule or etiquette in Arkausas that no true gentleman will eat with hislegt;nnTn ver the back of his neighbor's chair, if he ran help it. " Jons how I wish it was fai-hiiiual.k, rii wives-" "Why, Joe!" "Coz, I ZZ1 ct. some body before night." U ""' Sv"Ke saloon keeper "Let's lick her." .fa Ihe avmcv. PLAKTno FRUIT TBBEI. The following suggestions by Andre w S. Ful ler, are especially valuable: In planting tree, of all kinds there are certain rolea aud conditions that should be romembered and practiced. 1. Plant early, before the spring rains are over nit thn anil nettled and drv. Therejs little dau- ger of doing this work too early in the spriug, provided the eoil is in a condition to handle readily- 2. In removing tree, either large or small, mure or less roots will bo cat off or broken; con sequently, a corresponding nninber of the bran ches ahonld be rcmnincd ir shortened. It is al wa)S safe to give tbe roots tbe advantage by reducing the branches, leaving less top than root, esitccially with decidnona trees. 3. In removing tree like maple, bircb,- and 'similar Linda, fiom wlilrli I he sali flows freely Nfroui tbe wonnds mado on stem or branches in spring, always dig np and cut loose ine rooia Trom Jho. soil before nruuing, becanie this pre vent excessive bleeding, a it is termed. Grape vines are no exception to this rule, nllhough many persons think, it will not do to prnue them in tht spring, even if they are transplanted at the time. 4. Iu planting always pack the will firmly nbovn the root .,f trees, and also can-fully till np all tuterntice between tbem. 5. In removing trees from one place to another and during the operation of planting, ke-p the roots moist, and exclude them as much as possi ble from drying wiuds and the direct rays of the inn.- , C. Arrange the roots in a natural position, ilrs cctjdlog from the stem outward, and pjacrjliem ho deeper than they were originally. Of course allowance mnst bo made for tbe lome soil with which they are covered in beminn compact. "7. Largo trees arith fJw brtcorioi rrqnire staking wheu first planted, to prrAftit swaying abont aud breaking tbe young rootlets as they push ont into tho soil. 1 SBI Si Silver Slople A at Shade Tree. From its very rapid growth, and making so qnick a shade, as well as cheapness, this vnriety of maple is more extensively planted both in town and conntry, than any other. It has alirn tbo merit of being extremely hardy. In Ihn conntry, it is not attacked by insects, aud iu the cities is not destroyed by tbem. Its demerit, as usually managed, is that it is not a compact tree, beiug lose aud open iu the head, and its long branchr and soft wood nro often terribly injured and broken by storm's. To remedy both these and make of silver maple a really beautiful shade tree, with a head nearly as compact as a Norway maple or horse rheitirnt, it is only necessary to shorten in tho branches with polo prnuing tdiears, not ouly early in the spring, but twice at least afterward, when iu leaf, and wheuever the long pendant branches arc inclined to spread beyond proper limits. It bears such pulling back well, and we have seen it trimmed into an oval, round, or pyramidal shape, and make a beautiful tree. For planting ou avenues or io iuhko a qiucK Miaoearonmi ii' buildings, or for protection, the silver maple is remarkably well adapted, and cannot be spared. Were it not so common and cheap it would be more admired. The leaf is really very pretty, especially the silvery appearance on the under side, and by thorough aud repeated trimming as proposed, it will deserveto have n place among our finer ornamental trees. The silver maple has alv another advantage over the wlvcr poplar, and other fant growing trees, in that it does not throw up suckers. Growing IIrd;ra. Arc our farmers paying enough attention to their growing hedges! After several years ob servation of growing hedges in Kansas, e are thoroughly convinced that no good substantial stock can begronn from osage orange without care and attention. We noticed many hedges hereabout being neg lected iu culture and training both. Tbo hedge law will not always last, it behoves every farmer to remember. Hedge fences can be suc cessfnlly grown iu Kansas in the course f from three to five J cars, owing entirely- to the train ing aud culture. Hedge rows should have as much attentiou as rows of corn cultivated and kept clear of weeds. Besides, to make a solid fence, care must bo taken not to allow the body of the hedge to get away from the ground. Keep your hedges well trimmed down until they are matured. Tho closer tho limbs are to the.foot of the stalk or ground, tbe better hedge yon will have. After a hedge b3 oneo ctowh taril and rne-fli!. no labor will ever mako it a "nic- tigbt" fence. There are hundreds of miles of hedge now growing iu this anil adjoining cosn-tie-t, but we tell the owners they uever will have fences unless they care well for the hedge tho first three years. Another thing, a well set and matured osage orange fence may be killed by freezing, or tire bnt it' will stand until the roots have sent up among tho old shrub as good a new fcuco as tho old ouo was. ITiclii'ii Eagle. Tcatiuc Seeds. Now that spring and tbe plautiug sea sou aro approaching, it is often important to test tbn vitality of seeds before sowing tbem. The fol lowing is given as a simple aim easy mcinou ue scribed: Fill a box, pan or flower pot partly with rich, mellow earth, make tbe upper surface perfectly smooth, and on this surface draw straight cross lines, aud drop a seed at each in tersection, so that they may bo easily counted. Then take a hoop or framo, and make a bottom to it with cloth stretched across, so as to resem ble a sievo. Place this npon tbe seed, and fill it with enough Sun mould to form a sufficient cov ering for seed, which should generally be four or live times tbs diameter of the seed fur tbe depth. Keep the soil sufficiently mnint and iu a warm place. The sieve can be lifted easily and tbe seeds examined without distnrbing them. In this way com, wheat.cluver seed, turnip seid and many other kinds can be easily tested, which may be of considerable importance where the age or ircshuess of tbo seed is not certainly kuown. IVcwepnpers as Plant Protectors. A writer in tho EnglUK Gardcatr't Seeotd, says: "The weather is often so variable in early spring, that, ei en under the most favorable circumstan ces, the gardener is frequently puzzled. Just as the gardener is indulging in tbe comfortable anticipation of a nights rest, the stars begin to peep out one by one till tbe whole firmament is slndded over with them; frost again commen ces. Newspapers will relievo him of much of his care, no may spreau mrm over uis piauis at nightfall iu uncertain weather; tbo labor is slight; and, being so light, they will uot injnre tbe most delicate growths; aud I know, from ex perience, that thty will exclude a considerable amonnt of frost. Tbey are also most useful iu hard frosts as aids to the fires and inside frauic', with or without mats." This is not new to maiiy of our readers, but the suggestion may be ofscr vico to suute. Sonklnc Seeds. One of the best methods of preparation of seeds for an early start is to soak tbem in dilu ted liquid mauure. Hen dung is much recom mended for t his purposerfiometimeo soaked seeds IIU I1UL U'UIU ll'lllilIU, VI IHh l" ".- ,,,., vm. frequently it is the case that tbe seeds are not atteuneu to, uni are anoweu toiieai, or euiuo times to get dry, before tbey are sown. Auother point is to have, for small seeds, tbe soil iu a warm, friable condition; if tbe seeds are soaked aud he soil itself is pressed down close to the seed, by rolling, or tbe hoe, when tbe sowing is doue.it will make u material difference iu the time which thry take to sprout; and, besides saturated iirutecU tbem from tbo attack of nvilll?auu luawwj. -uik..;,.' ---- Plastiso nAsrBERRlM. A correspondent of the London Collage Gardener says mat ne na a method of planting raspberries which he consid ers superior to any other. Tbe ground is tho ronghlv prepared by the time the stickers are about a foot or fifteen inches high- He selects thestrougest suckers that are well rooted, and is particular to have a good fibrous root, with a good collar, altbongh tbe leaves are small. The holes are dng aud three plants put in each, in a trianle, about niue inches apart, spreading the roots out uicelv; fill iu the soil, give a good watering, and the work In done. He says that be has tried various, ways of planting, bnt none have succeeded as well as this. Vhit nr ffnips in Rims. The chilis and bark which accnmnlate aroand a saw-mill, if partlv rottul. are valuable wneu pw " tbe soil. We have fonnd snch matter a nuisance when spread npou grass land, bnt when spread thickly upon an orchard in which a crop of pota toes was plauted. the potatoes were thickest and !ir.r n-fiem tlier imm the most chips. For use upon grass !a-d we would spread tbestniT out to drv partlv, and then rake it into heaps aud burn ft to allies, spreading tbem upon the snrtacr. jn tins way it wonm iw . ;--f aud if from hard wood, would pay to haul it. r.r..n,.-r Pm c-C.-n 1?vnATment llAS nmVed that clover and grass seed should bo covered on- iy to tueaicpmoi aquaneroiu .., .---. i.. , . -r .-m.t-.-.tiim. At this tun larRrsi iicr rrni. vi ji-. -."---- --- depth Hi per ceut, at balf an inch 79, and at one inch deep 57 jr cent of the seed sown germina- IPH. H gttty iwfc. TWO APRTT.S. "tVTilte as mow were the dog-wood blooms, Tho hearena were aweetly Uaet And the air waa laden with aweet perfuses From the myriad flowera that grew. The sooth wind atlrred in tho meailow jrasa, And ruSed the Urk'a brown wise; And the creamy boda of the aaaaatras Awoke with the heath of Spring. Tho linnet broke, with hia Joyous lay. The Wlnter'a lengthened hnahj Tho fide woada rang with the voice of the Jay, And the song of tho speckled thmah. Pair and bright waa that April day. As 1 lay in the scented grass, -Waiting for ono who would come that way, - For one whom 1 know woold pass. Near mo there, with a ranaicvl Sow, The rivulet wandered down Over the pebUea that shone below, - Yellow and red and brown. All over tbe banka, the azure eyes Of the violets gliatenod Mae: And thick as stars tn tbe Jawelled akisa. The purple panties grew. On through the meadow and over tho hill. By the path that led away. On throagh the meadow aan down by the mill. On that balmy April day. Came ahe for whose coming I waited there. in tne iracrani meaaow crass Lay and waited that morning where I knew ahe aoon would paaa. Street aa a bird's, aa abe would along. Were tho bright little maiden'a tnnea, An. gaily finding a blitbeanme song. She croaaea on tbe atepuing-atona. Twin little feet, how dainty their tread! Bright eyes glancing duwut Dark green eatcbU. and shawl of red, Treaaes ef gold and brown. Tears have gathered tbe aeeda they cast, JLmJ Bad lik a ronutl ufdMM.i Yet that April day far back In the paat. How wondruualynearitaeenar - A gain aa of old. now tho south wind blows ; In the aelf-aame apot I lie. Where the panay Lliiema. and the violet grown. And the nrulet wanders by. O. bright, fresh Bowers, do yon Mnnin leaa fair, O, wind, ia jour breath more chill. Fur tho aweet young eyea, and the brown gold hair. And tho lips that ar huabed and aUU I ' a LIGHT AHD snADOlV 1ST THlt -"-VIHTE 1IOCHC Vrddinaa and Fnnerala iu the Executive Tlnn aion. From tho New York Graphic Mix Grant and her affianced lover arc also the recipients of numerons invitations to Lenten lunches and the like. Gsnoral Babcock gave a dinner in their honor last Saturday. It is now said that tho marriage is fixed for next month, and the names of the brideMnaids are given. Mivi llames, daughter of the Suigeon-Geuural of the army; Miss Cooke danghterof H. D. Cooke; the Misses lloiie, nieces of tbe ex-secretary of the navy; and Miss Drexel, of, Philadelphia, are the hvn attendants said to have beeu chosen. This will be the second wedding at the White House since it was built for the use of tho chief magistrate. The first was that of President Monroe's daughter, Miss Maria Monroe, who married her consiii. Mr. Gon venieur, of New York, iu March, lSiO. In that delightful book, the biography of William Wiiislnu Sealon, the fol lowing mention of this wedding occurs iu ouo of Mrs. Seaton's letters: Maria Monroe is to be married on Tnesdaj- to her cousin, young Gomrrnour. The following day a brilliant drawing-room will be heh' mid the immense ball-room opened. Tbe mairiagc to be entirely private. Under date of March 23th, 13C0, Mrs. Seaton wrties: The New Yoik Rtjle was adopted at Maria J'onn.c's wedding. Ouly the attendants, tho re lations and a few old friend of tho bride and groom witnessed tbe ceremony; an! tho brides maids were told that their company would bo diapensed with until thn following Tuesday, when the bride would receive viit"rs. Accord ingly, all whnrvisit at the President's paid their respect to Mrs. Gonrenieur, who presided in hrr mother's place on this evening, while Mrs. Mon roe mingled with the other citizens. Every vi-i-tor was led to the bride and introduced in all form. But the bridal festivities have reached a check, which will prevent any further aiteiitiou to tho President's family, ill the murder of Deca tur. Tho first ball, and which we attended, con sequent on tbe wedding, wni given by the Drca tnra. Invitations were out from Van NVsi, Com modore Porter, tc, all of which were remanded ou so fatal a catastrophe to the man identified with the glorious success of hiseouutry iu the late war. As weddings occur at the White Honso fifrv fonr years apart, let us hnpo that nothing will occur to disturb the festivities iu honor of tbe coming event. It the history ot the White House tells of but one wedding, it tells of many funerals, 'lwo Presidents have died within its walli. and a third assassinated (eWewhern,) laid "iu state" to bold his last "levee" in the east room. Several children have died there, aud only one birth has occurred. This oue baby of tbe White Houm was the son. James Madisun, of Mrs. Randolph, who was herself the danghtcr of Thomas Jeffer son, then Fresideut. A dear ohl lady who ha- passed all ber life in Washington, and been on intimate terms with tbe families if most uf the Presidents, gives me this information. Dow the Month 1Tna Educated. The cant that we are unused to work and nnfit for work, a mere huddle of ruined slave-owners, is contradicted by thn facts which we are able to present. The man who served four years in Con federate armies who fonght and footed it in seven States who did not so much as look upon a linen shirt, and still less upon a paper collar, from Sbiloh to Appomattox who regaled him self during his bonrs of ronvivinlity with the quintessence of aqua forlis distilled from corn cobs and persiminous, aud played poker at a hun dred dollars ante iu Confederate currency, repre sented by nails, pebbles and boot heels, a brass spur or a grain of coffee going for a thousand dollar note tbe gay soldier who, standing in need of sentiment, arietl the entertainments of the field of battle by the gentle flirtations of tho hero, engaging himself by turns to a maiden iu Tennessee and a widow in Georgia the veterans of Mnrfreesboro, Chicamauga and Atlanta, came ont of the army demoralized perhaps, but edu cated. They had gono through college as it were. They had taken tbe grand tour. LonU rilte Cotrier-Joarnal. A Striking Comporiaon. In his prayer tn the Lord for immediate execu tion iu the way of palsied tnngne and blasted hands, wherein the Rev. IIj run Sunderland, chap lain to the U. S. Senate, called upon tho Lord to read certain jnnrnals. this animated bundle of mjrrh aud bot tie uf camphor had a precedent not generally known. It is this: During Ihe Mex ican war, which the Whigs of tbat day opposed, a Democratic divine, of the HanHhell Baptist persuasion, was once addressing the throne of grace from a hickory-skirted congregation of tho Lord in a hnoppoto region of Kentucky. After going- through 11 beorty analhema-of tho Whig organizatiou, he continued: "Oil, Lord, thm cannot believe one word nttcred by these trai tors to their country; they are liars and blasphe mers, back-biters aud slanderers; and it is uot true, Ob, Lord, that we begun this war; our enemies, the Mexicans, begun it by crossing the Rio Grande into onr territory; all of which, Ob, Lord, thoa wilt find set forth in Ihe lulu message of onr President, James K. Tolfc, to whom I refer thee. Amen." fTaikhgtaa Capitol. Lord Westbcby, wbosc-bitter satire and cyni cism were a great annoyance to his opponents iu life, has left to tbe Master of the Rolls great difficulties in ths interpretation of bis will. He made it himselfand, would seem, ontof perverse ness, to have pnrpnsely rendered it obscure. The Master of tbe Rolls wonld gladly refuse to construe the document on the ground that it is not capable of interpretation; bnt Lord West bury again stands in tbe way, for a decision giv en by him whileMastcr of the Rolls, prevents the following of each a conrse by his worried succes sor. MRS. Worth, of WestEeld, Mass., has sneezed her face awry. It happened at a party, and sbe vainly tried to repress it, thinking that sneezing was unladylike. Bnt it broke out in spite of ber, and at once she felt a qneer sensation iu one cheek. Tbat side of her face swelled rapidly, drawing np tbe corner of her month and com pletely closing her eye. Tbe physicians say that the trouble is a kiud ot paralysis', caused by her effort to avoid sneezing, and tbat ber face is per manently disfigured. Locai. item, a la mode. An ,old lady carrying at full sail a green cotton umbrella, experienced great difficulty in getting through a crowd on Fulton street, night before last. She left seven men batless, raromed tbe chignons off three fashionable youug ladies, sawed a newsboy's ear iu two, and scalped a blind aecordenn fiend who had just come over fmni Heboken. As'she tnmed back and surveyed the wreck she murmnred, "Gracious sakes! ain't yon barbarians no re spect for age!" A baxk-lock, which works by clock-work, and can't be opened except at certain bonrs even by tbn owners, is une of tbe latest inventions. 9lM nnd -(Bwrimis. ajrfoVWJraiil ohaoaaaai nvDBOPnoBii. tFromTarf, Field and Farm. The death last week by hydrophobia, or what was so called, of a lady whose professional name was Ada Clare, has been the means of causing a good many people to sbndder at tbe very-sight of a dog. The lady iu question was nursing a tiet dog, which had been sick and therefore was irritable, wheu the animal snapped at her nose and lacerated it with bis teeth. The wound was dressed, but iu tbe course of a month the injured womau, having atUmpted work on tbe stage when her physical condition was weak, was at tacked with convnlsiont which put an end to her lire. Tbe symptoms of ber malady were those of hydrophobia. Bnt it is an open ques tion wbetberor notthebiteof the dog would have proved fatal had tbo nervous system of the lady not liecn depressed and bail her miud not been harassed by ber peculiar duties as a not over successful member of tbe dramatic profes sion. It is a well known fact tLat imagination is oflru tbe thief seat of disease, especially of the kind known as rabies. Nervous persons wheu bilteu by perfectly healthy dogs dwell upon tbe nutter so ranch as to faucy tbey inn late almost every symptom of hydrophobia. We do not say tbat Ada Clare fell to ravin sitnply becanse she bad tortured her mum wun me ap prehension that she had contracted hydrophobia, because we have not snfncieut knowledge of the case to warrant a positive aserlinn to this effect. But we would cautiou tbe public against work ing itself into a fever over tbe report tbat ber malady was hydrophobia in reality, aud tint heightened ill the least by a morbid imagination. Because a pet dog inflicted tbn bite which' pre siimably caused her death, it is not necesiarj to wage nn iudiscriniate war against the canine pets of the hoiise'iidd. The chances of a person being bitten by a dogare not very numerous, and of those who are so bitten, it is estimated that not over one in tweutvbve contract diease. It is well rnosgb, however, to reflect ou tbe matter, and to adopt a policy which will keep our xds from madness. As a usual thing, the larger the dog tbe Irss likely it is to become rabid, maiuly for tbe reason that dogs of great substance and strength are not fed on sweetmeats aud kept iu the heated a'niosphere of onr sleeping acd sit ting rooms. They live ont of doors, havn plcnty of exercise and fresh air, and are fud ou whole some fiod. Those of you wh-i love your pets aud who value joarow.i safety, should not cram tbem with pastry an" sweetmeats, and jealously gnaid them from evety wiud which sighs or whis tles aroiiudyour hours. Scud your dogs ont of the parlor every day, and let them have a good run iu tbe open air, and fted thsm with plain food at.regnlar hour. One of the prime causes of hydrophobia iu Ibis country, and especially in the city, is the uuti-gratificatiun of sexual de sire. Deny tbe dog a natural privilege, and it is not strange tbat tbey should behave in an un natural way. In Kgypt, where Ihe sun is hot enough to mako the shade grateful at all times, the dogs live ill tho opeu air, males aud females herd iu such numbers as to fairly block the way, and the rabies is an unknown malady. The canse is apparent tn the most careless observer. Sexual desire is gratified, the air and sunshine are enjoyed, while food is neither rich nor abun dant. m aa a Cae of Phoapherns in "-fearalgia, A valuable paper has been contributed by Dr. J. Ashburton Thompson to the lractitoer on the use of phosphorus in neuralgia, large doses being emplotrd by him for this purpose, and with marked success. He records eighteen cases, ard arranges tbem in three classes acnto pri mary attacks, (.utile recurrent attacks.ancl chronic cases. Six rases occur iu each class. In the litst class, the ages ranged between twenty five and forty-six; in the second, between thirty and sixty; in tbe third, between twenty four and forty. Some of the patients suffered from tri geminal, some from cervico-occipital, some from cervico-bracbial neuralgia, aud one iu tho sec ond class fiom sciatica. All the cases iu the first tn o classes were curid; of the third class, three n ere curtd, oue uf the patients having been afflic ted sixteen years without a wick s freedom from pain; two, both consumptive, were relieved; nud ono uncomplicated caso. a woman aged forty, with affection of the fifth nerve of teu mouths' duration, failed to be benefited, although ehe was treated for fifteen days. As might be ex pected, the chronic cases took longest to cure; but in all the cases helped, relief followed the first few doses. Itrd Aula. An old lady in Connecticut, who has read the Obtercer frou'i the.fc7gmiiil.g, writes as follows: "Some time since the Obterrer asked what would rid bouses of little red ants. There have been a great many answers, none of which arc correct according tvuiy experience. The auts lanuot get over a chalk mark balf an inch wide. I learned that fact from my lumber more than fi rty years ago, and I have tested it a great many times and always found it true. Ouly Inst year these ants came iuto our milk room and nearly covered oue pan of milk. I bad to throw it to thecbickeus; but I washed off the shelf and made a chalk mark all around it, and we have nut had auother ant ou the milk-shelf nor in the room siucc. I am seventy-eight years old to-day, and iu fair health. In this village street, within sight and almott within call from our house, there are living live persons who are each over ninety years old, and tbey arc not iiilirm. We call this a healthy place. "B." Bkrijk, Ct., March 2, 1b74. Eating; Halt frith .tula. "Ono time," says a writer, " whilst enjoying a visit from an Englishman, hickory nuts were served iu the evening, when my English friend asked fur salt, stating that he knew tho case of a womau eating heartily of nuts in the evening, who was taken dangerously ill. The celebrated Dr. Abernetby was sent fur, but it was after he bad become rather too fund of his cups. He mut tered 'Salt, salt,' of which no notice was taken. Next morning he went to the place, aud sbe was dead. Ho said tbat had they given her salt it wonld have relieved her. If they would allow him to u ft e an examination, he would convinco them. On opening the stomach, tbe nuts were found iu a mass. Ho sprinkled salt on this, and immediately it dissolved. I have known of a sudden death myself which appeared to bo from the same canse. I generally eat salt with iniue, and I think it improves tbem." How lo Car m lan with tbe Dorse Diaeaoe. Tt Ike Editor of Ihe Air Tort Sun : Silt: Tbe idea among many of tbe present time, "tbat there is danger ahead of men (jetting the malady now raging among horses," is no vain talk, but founded on facts. Experience has taught me that in such cases tbe only remedy to rave a man from a painful death is to make him inhale every two hoirs, through tbe nostrils, a mixture of twenty-uinc drops of ether capsici, (made with sulphuric ether aud the berries of tbe Cap$ieum caceotma.) and one drop of plienic acid, which ingredients are poured iuto a half ounce phial, and then inhaled by the patient through the nose, (like ladies' perfumery.) This will check the destroying agent in mau, and bis life will 1m saved. I am a witness to the great virtneof tbe rrmesivJLbare mentioned above. Respectfully, "Tjir.opitiLUs Cramer. The Beat Medicine. Dr. Hall says the test medicines in the world, more efficient in tbeenre of diseases, than all the potencies of the materia medial, are warmth, rest, cleanliness and pure air. Some persons make it a virtue to brave ditease, to "keep np" as long as they can move a foot or crook a finger, and it sometimes succeeds; bnt in others tbe iowcrs of life are thereby so completely exhausted that the system has Inst ability to recuperate, and slow and typhoid fever sets iu and carries the patieut to a prematnrn grave. Whenever walk king or working is an effort, a warm bed and a cool room are tbe first indispensable steps to a sure and speedy recovery Instinct leads all beasts and birds to qnietnde and rest the very mvment disease or wounds assail the system. Sbort Hair for Womes axd Childcex. The American JgricnltitrUt has qnite a lengthy article advocating short hair for women and children. This seems to be tbe opposite extreme from Iba present load of rats, mice.jnte, cnrl papers, and frizzing pins. A less sweeping reform we might all advocate. A woman's own hair, becomingly arranged, is a sight we long to see again; but we cannot willingly give np tbe old idea that long bair upon woman is a glory nnto her. Self Workisg Yeast. Marion Harland, in ber "Common Sense in the Honsehnld," gives a formula for "self working yeast." So oue can makegiKd, lively yeast ont on tbe prairie, miles from-neighbors, withont tbe tnpposed inevitable, "then add a tablespoonfnl of live yeast." The following is the recipe: 8 potatoes, 2 oz. bops, 4 qts. cold water, a pound white sugar, 2 tables poon ful salt. Fixsn worms. Wash yonr face night and morning in strong cologne water, and rub drv with a coarse towel. Also take a thimbleful o'f snlpbnrin aghusof milk, twice a week, before breakfast". Continue the practice a cample of weeks. A DOCTOR writes to the Baltimore Sun, tbat tbe nervous disease known as hydrophobia can he produced by the bite of s perfectly healthy flf ill IJMilTOll illlMMII CABROLL OOTJTTY, ILLINOIS- IXCORPOI8ATI3D- BY LEGISLATURE, 1832. Testimonials. Sjj Ker. J. V. Soiltb, D. D . ct Cliira-: -TT ftl feel Wa.mutP-1 In pmnoancin-; this Sch-1. the Mt. Catmil Stiuiiury, for all the M-:hft iwrp frfoeatlou. ine ff the Wt ia our tn'wl-tlr. WV rcard It unnrpwI Id the 7-t. wbithfr aa respect tro jiitllciousnrss T the iliiciiUut or tle absUntul value of the intlcti'm., Saya the Examining Committee: "TaVen alto-e-ther, tbe exeniaea (lemonstrateil that the lit. Car roll Srmlaary atill ataoda vbf re it baa htonA fur the loat fifteen vesra, the peer of anr ilmibrinatltatUn In the WeL The able corps of Trachent, and the marrrllons deSree of thomaghnesa trith -which ere 17 thin attempted ia carried thruuah, aside from It minx other attractions, render It a moot d sirable t.hce for a joong lady to qualify herself f-r to .la tie or life. It la n wonder the Mt. Carroll Seminary baa attained Ita present hijh praiti-r-n, as one of the rtry lt achoola for young ladle In our land. Faya a reporter of the Elimination nri Annirtr aary Exerciaea of the year Just cImM : "The schm 1 baa ncrer been fuller, nor did itself more credit, than it the doce of the prevent year. Te annexed engraving U a correct representation of tbe Seminary and Grounds. EXTRAORDINAEY INDUCEMENTS OFFERED E VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL t7o c-nf.il.atlr Wliere Uiat no aiaiilar IaUtaUoa in a in -L! ?. . at .-A'ai,H It mt afiatno-itv """""-,l" ixaauao. r"' "" y" "".-. .. SK PDbEiC SCH0b TEACnHK 1&SZ. Sa tWn terUUnrf. .ad t!r r ntae.11, .-ler this Ujj. MIITi: count of Ie third f".m all exoa. excr,,t tlieOmani. ntal brunch- t,.t r OUTERS J SOLD, MIS UyUird In rvr. ha,e f.Mr In the LABOR furnUliist thoao who niab to ccnnsnslse expwiaw. Ttittional of Cturactir eip.tl frtnn all atran-i-ra applj m. The School Tear Opens Second Thursday in September, being the 22i Tear trader one Principal Spring Term begins March 27th, 1874. KTUDFYr-i ADMITTrD AT AXT TI1U. an.t bill StaoenWjLSSuS" March 19. tait. t, 5 S 7 2 o 3?I3:E3 TCHISOIV BAIL R NDNIaBKASKA SlOAD Makes dinct conorcttns with all l!n tdlvfr-ing from AtcliUsja to and from tbo East, South and West. raMenn-rn nhonM War tbe fact in ralini, tbat In S'lectlnz their tickftaria Atcbiaon, tbey hare tho choice if many routw over which TIITtOTJGUr TRA.:nS are airirin- and tixlDg daily. Id close connection with tbe traiuacf the Atchison & Nebraska Railroad. Tlie -A. -& K". R- K, ICxprosH arrlrea in Atchison at 1.50 p. jn, anrl leares Atcbtaon at 1.05 p. m. TnE MO. PACIFIC R. IU for Kanaaa City. St, Loui-v Cincinnati. And the Eut, arrirca at 13:10 p. m, and learrs at 2.00 p. m. THE K. C, ST. JOE. &. C. R. R. R, for wme point aa abvre, anirea at 13:17 p. nu, and leave at 1:50 p. m. Also, for Chicapt and the East, anirea at 9:50 a. m., and lrareaat6:'ep. ii. TnE ST. JOE. &. TOPEKA IL R, for Cbieso and the EaAt, Ha Uarlinjton Route arrives at 10.)0 a. m and lraTeaatS00p.ni. THE II. Sc ST. JOE R. R for Qnlncy. Chicago. Tole do. &t, arrive at &0 a. ou, and leave at 3.50 p. m and 6.10 a. m. THE C, R. I. &. P. R. R for Chicago and the Kut, anirea at 11.00 a. m f and leaves at 3.30 p. o. TH.E A, T. & S. F. R. R for the Arkansan Valley, Colorado, &.c , anirea at 11:40 a. m and leaver at 5.10 p. m. THE C. R. tJ. r. I?- R, for "U'sterfllle, &c, anire 12:10 p. m and leaves at 3-0 p. to. ThroTigli TicleU to all Point! East, South and West. Can he bad at all the principal fetation. SPECIAL NOTICE. Commutation or Mileage Tickets, J Three Cent per mile, for 000 or 1,000 wifnr, Tnil b told, on perannal apnlicatlon to General raaacnv lr Acent. "Tbe-r will be cmmi for three and alz mnntba, reapeettvelr. "No ball tare tleVrta will be sold, except to clillilren nn dcr twelve jeara of ase. Excursion rate will not uo grantM. nnleaa a apeclal areetnent Is maJewitli General raaaenjer Asent,as to number oftlcltta required, ic CHAS. C. SMITH, Gei'l Siperinltndenl, ljaatt W. F. WHITE, Grn'l Pat. Jg'l, Atchuo. Eaxaaa. Manhood: How Lost,How Restored. Jew pnbmiie-U a new ertiUco ot Dr. Cau TcrvvelP Celebrntrd Eaaay on tbe v,mSXMF obkhcejl or Seminal TTcaknes. InrolnoUrr Semlital Lruuea. iMrvTl-ccT, ileuUl and Phyalcal lacapao lty. liuprvUmenMtn Maniapr, etc i also, Coxjtujfrnox EntKrir and Fm, indaced by self-InJaltaccf-T acxiat extra varancc. r lrice ia a aealed envelope only C sent. Tbe c-Jebrate4 author. In thia admirable es3y. claarlr .emortnlc from a thirty yean ancceasful practice, thai theaUrn!n; cncacaaescea of selTabnao may le radically cured witlumt the dasseron -cse of internal medicine or tbe application of the kaifas pointinzoot amodeofoore, atone simple, certain aadeffectaaCbTmeax of which every auffarer. no oatter what hi ccat-utirm may be, but tfe-aaa nr fciiaiiM.. sva.v.afa v, v " Ja .B..-4 rJmirJtujr Xbia leeturo aboald be la tie basda of asTeTn-r nan tn the land. ' ererjjootli Sent, under aeal. in a plain enrelope. to anjr addreoa pottpaid. on receipt of 6 eenu er two pnat-atampa. Aim. Dr. Colrera-ell'a M3asriage Gaide, prico SO ceata Anunas tio Pabliaheia. CJU. JT. C. KC.ItB aV CO.. 137 Bowrrr. ."few Vorla. PiwUxSee Una. 4.316. "Mapbjl. AfrPNT I)0N,T KISS THIS! -t-VTXiil X 3 The ebeapeat. nnwtand BEST PA nSG AGENTS BOOK eier pnblUhedln thlaeoantrr. "L1TERATUKE, ART AND S0XG." Thia magnlilcent QlaatrateJ Book contain. VO Full Pao "SnyTartaca, tbe Flatea alone tnating orer "-U.0OO tn cold aa4 aella wben and wbera no otber bonk can bo aold. Wltb each book we tire aa a preaent to oreir anbacrtb r a maznUkrat Steel En-rartni. -TiTE HAPPT RE TDEX." alio XttO. rained at K.00 more than tbe prico of tbe Book, with the Eocrarinr free. r"r iGEXTS. TOG CANSOT AFTOKD TO MISS THIS CHANCE. "KxclnaiTo,Terr-rT Glrea. Aiireaa at ooee, SHAFEE & CO, PnUiahcra. St. Ianils, Ho. JuljlTrnt For OSTEIC" asl BILLS call at lie CUtf office. 'HIS f m a i i )-2 " " 2 t-j -4 2 ? - 5" H B p i " s ft i -5 rj M. Ira i Z S CD 0 55 i w y i ; fm in 1 m t Lc O - & 3 awi-mtfft &xffSntB9BE3&j2Utkh3$&tt& fcyp2lf fi aBBElWaV7laiBaaaaaaaaaP --31SMsBaTtitf-?flaaCtj'''i aTj---isaMrtTWI-ffff MUSIC! t..1V,at can ,uVr a-rrrfcr fcdlllh. .to lbr lXmS'ftS v:: -"- ""- ",-, -,,,.- m, tr,r.l Sfeplll VA.! -aft aa lT'aalisM Tift ifaciirritmiiwj.. .......-... "" - nia.Vfroni tiin-r ll.t mo-rins. Exrnel!nSIy imslersta; if,.rsarntaSf.Ur,ir.. A Coiy ef the Ortnd. (tho i:-cl.-Toata.aMr.t t. Oiwi-oll iiiiit!n-.v, CittToll Comity, IIHllOlW. C. It. UICKfOKD. BIGKFOUD (Successors to WM. M. SHEPHERD,) Near Soufliwestt rs:er Publiv Square, SIGN OF "RED FEONT," rJ X& O "Y 9 ZZ J&L.TS H$A& 9 B Bouft, mws, hhimi Oils, Paints, Fully, Brushes. "vi:viow oj-ins, x"srit. stuffs, Pie WiBBS and Liprs for MM Purposes. Also, a Lsirjjc Assortment of WALL P&PE& AUD WINDOW SHADES. CwhIs Stild for Cttsh Ouly. .tnlv It. K"!-tr. 0. G. BS1DGBS, JIAXl r.UTl"KKl! M IM'ALl U IX Xrar Sonth-Wcst Corner Pnljlic Square, TItOY, : : : : : : : KIIVSAS. "Sisaa. or-fc3a.o 13i3r tcci Boot." Krcps cnnst.-tutl; en Unuil The Best Stock of Boots and Shoes in Northern Kansas, Ami al Price-: vrhich Mci'y Competition. Also Manufactures to Order, and Docs Repairing. EMPLOYS THE BEST WORKMEN, Jan. tt tro. Anil can therefore please all who give Uitu their patronage. MT. CARROLL SEMINARY OFJTEKS Pianos, Orps and all Musical iDstrnpts, AT REDUCED PRI-CES. o o 10 o h en o O o I m o o ct r-i k & f4- H o o JB j"""""f?""F"''aE!fe"fBBgif K :c. 1 I '-a-W-agagBatggBPJaTOyMg Elegant Parlor Grand Pianos, $500 to $1,200. MelodeonsFrom$40 to $300. Gnitars-From $3 to $50. Other Masical ilnchja.llie at eiirreaiwndlni rate. Oar fLcHitlcj for faraUMns Sloskil Mercbandiao are auch that we aro prepared to iiz:m'- COMPETITIOiy! AVe can aare to erery parchaaer of an Otan. Fiano ie from t25 to "Q50. and on the hlsb priced iBatronunt. w can clieaa W;U aa (500 from tbe nanal retail pricea. SEE OFFER EXTRAORDINARY IX I0CAL COLUMN. All iattrnmenta I aell are forwarded direct" from the maasfactarera, aid their warrastee for Are jeara are (iTCS. TRY US BEFORE PURCHASING. Send to urn for Price Lists, and lfvirn how w 11 T,n r-,n .t th.cmlTi.i. anri -r-imiBB the IutntmtJlU. of which lave anme 30 in uae. aaUafy thnee lntereated that the InatramenU I deal In mbur.' and that they may learn of the reliability ofthe hundreda on ray buoka, who hare boo'ht inatrumenu ef TouUi humbuz the bund W U4(ra m'UlV W tit UIDf aa1 t,m Ikoeni Ke.C T.Tae"rtrandDr.J. Gootlhne. of Maaon Citr. Iowa; Elmon Ilexa. Eaq, Weat S-mtnt.2apnCoQntr. y.T; Uea.ra.Owrn 1'. Jiilea. JoaUh Leo, Wm. Jloonejr, Jeaae, Shirk. Jacob ChriatUn. Xn. BetlrrXn. Ann Mj loan, John White. El, all of lit. Carroll. I1L j John Flab. Eaq, Sarannah. 111. j Mr. . B. Wlter. Paola. M. i JJra. O. Z. Ilowlrt t. (can. of Laaarfc "tlajetto"). Lanark. 111. ; Miaa Emma rannebacker. Cedar Talla. I.wa : iUaa F. T. rl loek. Canton Citr. Colorado; MnuJobo Ibbinaon. Urarficld. X. II : lira. J A..Smib. (careof J..Dr.J.A. SmlU. t-Un.lanlOmce.)ChieaZoi Ker.D.E. Halteman. Deleran. Wia j II. U. Urattan. Eaq- Waakon. Iowa KeT. J. Y. WeaUrer. Sebra.La City. Xebraaka ; lira. L. Porter. Dekalb. IlLr John Onnn. Ie.l M.l ra Brown. Ironton. Wis. ; Sirs. Jennie lUner. Eleter, "-"eh. : ITi t. J. Waahborn, and Miaa Ubbie A. Kimball. Ewinr. Ul. i Ber. Geor)teM.Saoden.Carljle. llL; lUr. J. M. Taisart. I-almyra. XeU Prof. Will Y. Bandy. tUak City. WU. i llUa Jennio Lewia, Jolieti J1L j lir.,tj. If. Frank. Toledo, Iowa ; Abntr Straun. Eaq. and Bar. A. CTeghorn. Ottawa. III. j Wm. WlllUma, Eaq, and Wm. A. Diia., Klkhorn GroTe. IU-: tho Soperlntendent of the Soldiera Orphan a Heme. Cedar "Talla. Iowa, and E. IL II. Gurney, South Hansom, MaaaachaaetXa. . ,. . , .. . 1 hate eeltctod mum princiadiy from the part, of tbo country in which I aend the 0a. bo" JK'5r,.J few name, mure renwto to ahirw tbo brea-tth of territory orcr which our trade eateji'la. aa it doea rrom (.auiornia v. Xew Ilampahire. , . , , , . ., , Twenty year. experience In tCe aale of mnaical merchandise JnaUflea me In aaylnj thai I fan laaore J "J"; era the nxar unTEC----nj at tiix Lowrar roMua, ronn thev x to wi Bat). I will not deal In ""ljJ0 recommend with, entire contfdeoce. Xeariy all the make I eell haTe been Uated by ne In our InaUtnt ion from Ihreo to eighteen year than which no more aerere teat could be gircn any Inatrument. .. , ... ..,... We win only add that all who read flita and aro in want of any moaieal Inatrument ef any kind. "8JJP?"i, .aboee nasod parUca, and when aatiaSed. aend jour order directly to tho -financial Manager at Mount Carroll semina ry. HUaoU. MT- CAIUIOLL, VUXj. 95aE.ffi,TO i.. Hi- worth? wbo srr nrlv. and ln lopirpars Kir umiui- - ..,. ',, , nr-u-ri-ri . i'i.nN!fuev I,... Al. rnureKuxua coarse. JLA-n u Ai, The D. C SSICIUA.111. & SINOLAIH, Prvsi-riptHms :in'fnHy Cuui!i)iiu(lcl at all honra. 4 3 3 are of no "aboddy makea. and b"aVL,a'i?? dealer. I sire the followinl liet of peraona from amon. me and know my etandinc U"1 ina- 1' " ""trf- I 0 i I e ;