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Annual Meeting of the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows— Tne Work of the Order for the Year— Over Five Thousand Member* in the State. [Special Telegram to the Globe. ] OwATON-NA,'Jnne 5. — Owatonna is brill iant to-day with bright colored regalia brass bands and banners. The grand lodge and grand encampment of Odd Fellows are in session here, and over 200 strangers from various towns of the state are in attendance. The grand encamp ment met at 9 o'clock this morning. The Grand Patriarch R. Sheire made his report. He states that this branch is in good condition. Three new encampments were installed during the year. He touched very light on the patriarchal circle of one, merely giving a copy of his official corre spondence. The grand scribe reported about 8">0 members in the state. Otaer reports wero made and several important amendments were proposed, one permanently iocating the grand encampment and the other pro posing biennial sessions. The grand en campment then took a recess until evening The grand lodge opened at two o'clock. A large crowd of new members were ad mitted to the degree. GBAHD MASTER'S BEPO2T. Grand Master Henry J. Strous of St. Paul presented a very interesting annual report from which the following is ex tracted: I. with the consent of the Grand Secre tary, have granted during my official term charters to the following new lodges: Anchor Lodge. No. 88, Minneapolis, in stituted by the Grand Master. Hope Lodge, No. 89, Pipestone City, instituted by P. G. A. C. Mathews. Evergreen Lodge, No. 90, Brainerd, in stituted by P. G. \V. VV. Hartley. Maple Plaine Lodge, No. 91, Maple Plaine. instituted by the Grand Master. St. Cloud Lodge, No. 92, St. Cloud, in stituted by Grand Chaplain Wilson. Granite Falls Lodge, No. 9i), Granite Falls, instituted by P. G. Owen J. Wood. Loug Prairie Lodge, No. 94, Long Prairie, instituted by P. G. C. M. Sprague. Fidelity Lodge, No. '.to, Anoka, instituted by the Grand Master. Dayton Bluff Lodge. No. 96, St. Paul, instituted by the Grand Master. Myrtle Lodge of the Daughters of Ee bekah. No. 14, Minneapolis, instituted by the Grand Master. lam happy in saying that all these lodges are in a prosperous and flourishing condition. The membership of them is composed of the best class of citizens of the localities in which they are situated, and they all will be a credit to our juris diction and the Order. Dayton's Bluff Lodtre. No. 96, which I instituted on the evening of May 28. or just a week ago, and which was the last of my official doings, was also one of the proudest of my official acts. This lodge started with ten charter mem bers, every one of whom has done service in the Order. The first name upon its application for, and the first name appearing upon its charter, is that of P. G. M. Sehiffmann. This distin guished brother has the welfare of our Order at heart. Not many years ago, his name headed the application for and the charter of Excelsior Lodge, No. GO. This lodge deserves to be ranked as one of the best working lodges in our jurisdiction, and is composed entirely of young men, every one of whom are capable of fillkig any position within the gift of onr Order. 1 feel confident in saying that Bro. Schifl mann, seconded by some of the ablest mem bers of our < )rder associated with him as charter members, will render as good an aocount of this, oar balnj lodge*, as he has done in the lodge of wtuch he was former ly a member. KEBEKAH DEGKEE LODGES. This co-ordinate branch of our order, considering the very limited number of lodges in existence, is showing more life and energy than it has for done for some years. We have, to my personal knowl edge, three life Kebekah Degree lodges in tnis jurisdiction. If there lire more, they failed to report. Two of the lodge- rtre located at Minneapolis and one at St. Paul. I feel proud to announce myself a member of the one at St. Paul, and highly gratitied to have assisted during my term in the in stitution of one at Minneapolis. ODD FELLOWS' MUTUAL BENEFIT SOCIETY. It is gratifying for me to report, and for jou to learn, that tbi; society is in a prosperous and flourishing condition. The roll book shows a membership of two thousand and upward-; in class "A" and three hundred and fifty in class ''B, v and disbursed since oar Last session upwards of $28,000 to the families of deceased brethren. I need only refer you to the able report of the worthy secretary of the society, Bro. Schiffmann, p. g. M., who h:i> been its secretary from its infancy, and to whose personal efforts, in an emi nent degree, is due the credit of its jresent prosperous condition. I can only ask you to second his unvaried efforts in this* di rection, being fully convinced that by this means great good will be accomplished. The report especially alludes to the de:ith of Edward Rolert, member of Ex easier lod^e, lit. Paul. It bio returned especial thanks to Grand Secretary Hough and urges the grand secretary be provid ed wica a suitable oliice for conducting the business of the order. GKAJCD SECKETAHY AND XBXASUBEB. Sherwood Hough, of St. Paul, the graud secretary and treasurer, submitted a veiy complete aud satisfactory report. He states that $478.30 wtr^ collected for snf ferers by the Grinnei 1 .. lowa tornado which the grand master of lowa, reported as not needed and it was accordingly held in the treasury. Mr. Hough suggests that this sum be used as a general relief fund, Elaborate and detailed statistics of each lodge are given of which the following is a ISECAriTULATION. No . lodges 87 No . initiated gyy No. admitted by card ' 214 No. reinstated 66 No. died 38 No. withdrawn by card 146 No. suspended 273 No. expelled 5 No . rejected ... 96 No. members in good standing 5.052 No. weeks' sickness 1,252 No. brothers relieved 285 No. widowed families relieved 18 No. brothers buried 38 Amount paid for relief of brothers... $5,382 90 Amou t paid for relief of widows and orphans 545 09 Amount paid for burying the dead. .. 1,478 05 Amount expended in charity 1,266 44 Total relief 8,672 48 Total receipts by lodges 55,884 81 The treasurer's report shows receipts for the year, $6,846.78 and disbursements $3,171.66. Other reports were read and important amendments prepared to the constitution. At 6 o'clock; the Grand lodge adjourned until to-morrow morn ing. lowa Democratic Convention. Dcs Moines, June s.— The clans are gathering for the Democratic state con vention here to-morrow, which is to !>; ttia largest ever held. Twelve candidates lor governor have developed this morning. Congressman W. R Morrison, of Illinois, and a brass band will be present. Jadce Teuton, for supreme judge is developing unexpected strength, and tho moss-backs have about conceded a free trade plank in the platform. OHIO REPUBLICANS. Meeting of tho State Convention Yester day—Committees Appointed and an Ad journment Taken— Sherman to bo * President of the Convention and I'orakcr to be the Nominee for Governor. Columbuj, 0., June The Republican state convention convened at 4p. m. The district delegations having held meetings previously to select members of the various committees, Senator L. P. Woicott as tem porary chairman made quite a lengthy speech, reviewing the record of the party and endorsing legislation on the temper ance subject; also highly commending the administration of Gov. Foster the past four years. The usual committees were then announced, among them the follow ing on resolutions: Benjamin Eggleston, Hamilton; Warren M. Batsman, Hamilton; W. D. Beckham, Montgomery; T. N. Brothertoi!, Anglaise; David Harpstock, Wyandotte; J. D. Norton, Henry; Dr. -Tames Scott, Warren; J. Warren Keifer. Clarke; H. i M. Carper, Del aware; John McElroy, Lucas; H. S. Willard, Jackson; F. G. Carpenter, Fayette; S. H. Bright, Hocking; J. A. Williamson, Huron; E. M. Stanberry, Mor gan; A. W. Train, Muskingum; D. A. Hol lingsworth, Harrison; Wm. McKinley, Jr., Stark; H.B. Perkins, Trumbull; Geo. W. Crome, Summit; O. Hodge, Cayahoga, and the following state central committee: First district, Clark Montgomery, Hamil ton; Second. George Deckeback, Hamilton; Third, F. M. Sterritt, Miami; Fourth, S. S. Wheeler, Allen; Fifth, J. L. H. Long, Put nam; Sixth, F. C. Culley, Defiance; Seventh, J. W. O'Neal, War ren; Eighth, Thomas A. Cowgill, Champaign; Ninth, W. L. Carrey, Union; Tenth, J. B. Luckey, Ottawa; Eleventh, H. C. Jones, Vinton; Twelfth, John C. Entre kin, Ross; Thirteenth. A. C. Kane, Perry; Fourteenth, W. G. Stubbs, Ashland; Fif teenth, W. W. Merrick, Meigs; Sixteenth, A. B. Clark, Licking; Seventeenth, E. K. Archer. Noble; Eighteenth, William Mena ghan, Columbiana; Nineteenth, J. O. Con verse, Geauga; Twentieth. G. B. Hamilton, Medina; Twenty-first, R. R. Herrick, Cuyahoga. The committee adjourned to 10 o'clock to-morrow, when the committee on resolutions will report and a ticket be nominated. There is no change in the sentiment as to the head of the ticket, and the indications are that Foraker will be nominated on the first ballot and by ac clamation. The committee on permanent organi zation to-night selected Senator Sherman president of the convention and Geo. G Root, of Cleveland, secretary. The com mittee on resolutions had a session to a late hour and will finish the report in the morning. It is understood the platform will endorse liquor taxation, Arthur's and Foster's administrations, will contain a strong tariff plank, declare in favor of abolishing the contract convict labor sys tem and favor by resolution, a wool tariff. The new state central committee ad journed to June 20, when it will organ ize. IIENDItICKS EXPLAINS. He Didn't Want His Kecent Interview Pub lished, and Didn't Intend to Express an Opinion as to His Own Political l»ros l»ects—Ttie Author Says the Report was Correct- [Special Telegram to the Globe. ] Indianapolis, Ind.,Jtine 5. — The Wabash Courier interview having beeu given out to the world, Mr. Hendricks says in expla nation: - 'I had not the least suspicion the conversation between us would appear in print, aud Mr. Turpin made no suggestion of that kind and he made no memoran dum. He and I have been friends for many years, and our conversations have been frequent and without restraint on either side. When ho came inio our office at the time I was glad to see him, and first inquired as to his loca tion and prospects. We then fell into a general conversation upon a good many subjects which I oan't under take to remember or repeat. All that I can say about it is that I had no thought of expressing any purpose or wish iv respect to myself connected with politics, nor do I think Mr. Turpiu intended to so repre sent me." On this subject the following letter was received to-night by the editor of the Jour nal from Mr. Turpin: Wabash, ! .!., June-i -The talk with Mr. Hendricks occurred the afternoon of Satur day. Daring the interview a penoil was not drawn, neither was note nor memor andum taken. While we talked I had no thought of writing. Sunday evening I shaped the subject into copy for the W'almsh Courier. Monday I mentioned to J. 11. Rice, auditor of state, the barden of the intelligence I had in manuscript. \\ ednesday afternoon I received a dis patch from Mr. Hendricks asking that the conversation be not published. At that time the article compri-sd a part ot a whole edition of a ye.y valuable eouatry paper, that Lee Linn, the editor would not have withheld t' ugh aseursd that to cir culate it was to destroy every presidential boom in the commonwealth. There was nothing implied or understood during the interview to warn me that the writing of it would be a violation of confidence. If anything is imputed to Mr. Hendricks un said by that gentleman, my memory is not an inch long. Jap. Tukpin. A Heart/ Income. PirrsßUXo, June f>. — The annual meet ing of the Pennsylvania company, opera ting the lines of the Pennsylvania system, west of Pittsburg, was held in this city to day. The annual report for 1832 showed the net income of the Pennsylvania com pany proper, after payment of expenses, interest, rentals, etc., to be $1,867,883, which, after deducting dividends on capital stock of 4 per cont, $800,000, leaves a sur plus for the year of $1,067,883. The fol lowing board ot directors were elected: J. N. McCullough, AVm. Shaw, Thomas Mess ier and V ... H. Barnes of Pittsburg: G. B. Roberts, Henry H. Houston, Weston Mor ris, Sanxl L. Felton. Henry M. Phillips, J. N. Debarry, John P. Witherell, A. J. Car roll and John B. Green of Philadelphia. The board will organize at its first meet ing which will be held in Philadelphia A St. Louis doctor assert* that an old * r j,.ow on the state line, who claims to be a root doctor, has but three med icines in the dispensatory. He names them respectively Hibobaloium. Lobo bahirum and Hilobustem. One is a ~itha"tic. another an emetic and the last a rank pizen," xhi-h will bust his patients open. Ho makes the first by peeling the bark downward, the second by peeling it upward and the last Dy peeling it around. Patti, at $T»,oeo a night, will get about $5 a breath in "Lucia." She is on the stage, by the watch, just sixty-tvo minutes during the three acts. This gives her $80 and some odds cents for every rrJnnte. The average rate of respiration is about eighteen -\ minute, bo that for pach breath ia j> id $4.44. In "Lucia" j there ar6 1,200 words and 2,800 notes, so ! that Patti is paid $4.10 a word and $ 1.75 a note. THE ST. PAUL DaIL Y GLOBE, \YEDNES<>a Y MORNING, JUNE 6, 1883 ' STIRRING APPEAL. A Million Signatures Call Upon tho Descen dants and Defenders of the Irish Kace of America and their Sympathisers to Con tribute to the l'arnell Testimonial Fund. Chicago, June 5. — The following appeal to the Irishmen of American will be pub lished here to-morrow with the approval of the ladies of tho Irish National Land league of America. To the Irish race, its descendants, de fenders and sympathisers throughout America: The people of Ireland are, at the present moment engaged in prepar ing a national proof of their gratitude to their leader and have called it "the Parnell testimonial/ Faithful to the traditions of past struglges and triumphs, they for get their own distress a.nd wrong from whi^h they suffer, to unite in showing to their second "liberator" how well they ap preciate his spirit of cedse'.ess self sacre nce, self forget t'ulness and sub lime devotion to their cause. In these, his qualities, they recognize the chief est cause of their onward, though slow advance toward the destruction of alien despotism and complete realiza tion of Ireland's nationality. la this testi monial prelate, priest and people have again joined hands and issued their appeal, and with incomparable generosity sent in offerings which, whether great or small, arc sanctified by the spirit in which they are given. The National League of America will ever be a faithful echo of the tireless aux iliary forces, which have rallied around the standard at home. Faithful to that spirit, the Philadelphia convention was opened, in that spirit the grand work was accomplished, to that spirit it has sworn undying fidelity, and it appeals to the race in America to help it on in the struggles of the people at home. We have actively participated, and in upholding the wearied arms of their leader, we claim our glori ous share. Let us still continue the im mortal record, which love in free America for oppressed Ireland aroon has begun and carried on so well. Let the answer to this appeal come as did the answer to the roll call in the convention. Let it come generous and true from the cities and towns of Canada, from the rolling prairies of the far west, from the Savannas of the sunny south, and from the manufacturing marts and centers of the east. This testimonial will be a reward for a .'aborer '-worthy of his hire/ Of one who has unceasingly aud at every sacrifice borne the "'heat and burden of the day" in the national struggle, who, through weal or woe, through calumny or hatred, has triumphantly faced the wavering foe. It will be not ouly a vindication of the past and a pledge for the future, but it will be another proof of Irish national gratitude and Irish national devotion. It will be an answer to the widespread expectation and desire in this country to participate in a I national testimonial destined for him who is not only the trusted political leader of Ireland, but who is also a worthy de scendant of America's beloved "( )ld Iron Sides." The committee unhesitatingly make ap peal io the people in America, and confi dently await their response. Rev. T. J. Conaty, of Worcester, M.iss., has consented to act as treasurer of the "Parnell testi monial fund of America," and to him therefore, all contributions should be sent, whether from branches or individuals. The list of contributions isto be publish ed. The appeal bears a long list of signa tures ot representative Irishmen from nearly every state and territory in the Union. They include Alex Sullivan. John Byrne and Rev. Charles O'Reilly, D. D., president, vice president and treasurer of the Irish National league of America, members of tho Council of Seven, the temporary and permanent chairman of the Philadel phia convention. The two ex-presidents of the national land league of America and tho chairman of the late committee of sevec. It includes also eight congress men, live judges, ten Catholic priests, two Protestant ministers, the national dele gate of the Ancient Order of Hibernians aud several million of otber=. including Eugene Kelly, banker, New York; P. H. Kelly, merchant, St. Paul; Timothy Foley, mine owner, Colorado: John Fitzgerald, land owner, Nebraska and Thomas Lynch, distillf-r, Chicago. Interest w;il attach to the address n view of the fact written by two priests, R*\. l\ A. McKinnon, of Hudson. Mass., and Rev. Charles O'Reilly, of Detroit and the priest actit^ as treasurer. h 'TING. ""\ -■;/« Races. i 1.cy.::.-,Yi.\uj. ;;.-.. June 5. — The track to [ day was slow &u<l the racing poor. The ! attendance was only moderate. In the first j race J. T. Williams, two entries, Bob I Miles and Pat. Mailoy, and Amy Farley, j tilly, scared the other entries out and a j walk over was the result. It was a club I purse of §250 for 2-year-olds, five-eighths mile. The second race, a selling race, mile heats, was taken by Metropolis, third in the first and first in the two succeeding heats. The Nautura stakes, ail ages, mile and a furlong, went to John Henry, the favorite, Standiford Keller his only competitor, j Vera, Checkmate and Jersey Maid not starting. The race was run in 2:01. For the fourth race, three quarters mile, there were four starters. Bridget, the fa vorite, could get no better than the last place. Lloyd Daly winning, with Miss Brewster second, Neophyte third. Jerome I'arlc Races. . Jekome Pake, N. V., June s.— The races con tinued to-day with renewed -.crest. The stands were *ell filled and the beautiful lawn in front of the club house was thickly peopled with the wealth and fashion of the city. The day was c ear arid pleasant, the track in good condition and the racing spirited . The betting ring was well patronized. Six started in the first race, mile and quarter. Boot Jack, favorite, won by a length from Mac beta and a length and a half in front of Rene gade. Time ■«' 4 . Second race, ladies' stakes, for three-year-old fillies, mile and one-half. Won by Miss Wood ford, easily, by six lengths from Carnation, sec ond, with Fsiirview third. Time 2:43}£. Gen. Monroe won the Jockey club handcap. two miles, by a length and a half in 3:39} 4 , with Monitor second and Hilarity a long way off. Fourth race, selling sweep stakes, three-fourth mile. . Won by Constitution; Perplex second and Touch-Me-Not third. Time 1:18%. The steeple chase concluded the day's sport. Lilly Monson proved the winner by two lengths from Ranger, in 3:30 JirixeJiall. At Philadelphia — Detroit C; Philadel phias 4. At Baltimore — St. Louis 6; Baltimorbs 3. At Boston Clevelands 14; Bostons 1. At Camden, N. — Merritt 12; Colum bus 1. At Providence Providence 10; Buffa lo.- 6. j At New York — New Yorks 10; Chicagos 3, Eclipse 5; Metropolitans 2; Brooklyns 12; Athletic 8. ; There were beven cases of sun-stroke in New York yeste day, two of which were fatal. An unknrv/'n \v omau shot a telegrapher named j Stevens, from Chicago, *»t a hotel in WaverJy, ' lowa. LITE IIIBAPQH II Last evening about twenty of the old patrolmen who had served under Chief Hunger marched out to his residence, and were tendered an exceptionally pleasant reception by the ex-chief and his estimable lady. Au hour was spent in renewing old acquaintance^ and reviewing the episodes of the patrolmen's life during the service of years. MXDAY SCHOOLS. In it ml Meeting of the Twenty-Fifth Ann Con ion of th". Minnesota inlay School Association— lnteresting revs- es Delivered. The twenty-fifth annual convention of the Minnesota State Sunday School asso ciation opened last Sunday in the new Westminster Presbyterian church, of this city. Nearly 100 delegates from various parts of the state were in attendance, and in th.i course of the session, which con tinues till Thursday evening, the cumber will be considerably increased. The devotional exercises of the evening were led by Geo. B. Bradbury, r.nd S. S. Taylor, of S:. Paul, was the first speaker, who gave a long and interesting account, replete with statistics, of the past history and " work of the association, showing the growth advancement and influence of the organ ization from its infancy to the present day. The first attempt to establish a Sinday school in Minnesota was at St. Paul in September, 18r>i). He recounted the diffi culties they had to contend witli — the hard work they had accompli>hed.and the poor ef fects produced through their labor upon the iufidel, the 6keptic and the scoffer. It has been the champion of truth, the advocate and exponent of morality and religion. The society had extended a helping hand to the pioneers of the state who had left their eastern homes &nd all the associations that make life dear and come west where they were in a degree deprived of them. The work is being carried on with courage and determination. Men and women are found to devote time to its advancement, and he rejoiced chat the precious s»ed sown had fructified and matured and been the means of accomplishing so many gratify in? results. The number of delegates at the first convention was fifty-seven, and after ten years there were 527 schools with an enrollment ..of 38,401 scholars, and 2,268 teachers. According to the state Fecratary of the association there were last year in seventy-nine counties of the state 1,326 schools, 9,915 teachers and 72, --204 pupils. The next speaker was D. W. lugersoll, one of the founders and earliest superin tendents who has since its establishment labored arduously in the cause of Sunday school work, and has grown grey in the service. He gave his personal reminis cences, extending back for a quarter of a century, and was listened to with much in terest by the audience. He took charge of the First Presbyterian church in St. Paul in 1851), and started Sun day school work with eight teachers and twenty-four scholars. Through their influence many persons, especially foreigners, were dissuaded from violating the Sabbath by indulging in picnics and other amusements. The Rev. B. F. Sample, D.D.. delivered a fine address on the future of the society. He said God's people were better to-day than they ever were. The children should be taught that they are amenable to au thority, and they should understand there is no way to God except through the cru cified Christ. They should be instructed regarding the sanctity of the Sabbath, the holiness of the marriage relations, that there are future rewards and punishments. What v. n need is the old truth, the gospel of o as Christ. He be lieved the old fashioned truths to be the only means of saving the world from per dition. In God there is satisfaction, and outside of hi ti there is absolutely none. The ber.cuiction being pronounced the association adjourned till this morning at 8 :oO o'clock. 7li<- WmtfSr I.'ontmissitm. A special session of the board of watet commissioner-, was held in the office of Superintendent llenion last evening. Present: Mayor Ames, Commissioners Davis and Griuishftw, Superintendent Hen ion and Engineer Waters. The committees on ways and means kiul on water works from the city council met with the board for the purpo.-e of arriving at an estimate of the means the boaid would require to complete contemplated extension* and improvements in the system. Commis sioner Grimshaw, from the committee on extensions, explained that the board was in need of § 195,000 from the $280,000 provided in order to complete the improvement already under way. The amount includes th 6 expense of the east side water works pumping station. It will cost $20,000 to remove the pump to the east side station and place the building in proper condition. Superintendent Henion reported that despite the fact that the pumping capacity has been greatly in creased, it was all now required to supply the 7,000,000 gallons per day which is the average amount pumped. He also ex plained that during the present year the water tax collections were three times larger than last year. In view of this fact the mayor stated that water rents would more than pay the interest and eventually reimburse the city for the ex penditure, and become a source of actual revenue besides fire protection. Aid. Waitt was in favor of issuing bonds for the amount needed for the work. At tke sug gestion of Aid. Andrews $30,000 was added to the totßl amount to provide for the pur chase of a site for the east side pumping station. The board voted to report to the council in accordance with the above. A Bosto i Herald cable dispatch states that its London cot respondt- nr has interviewed an influ ential member <»f the inner court circle in rela tion to Queen Victoria's health Helearnjtbat she has severe droneical symptoms and that her condition is considered so unsafe that her doc tors protested against her present journey to Scotland, and the o ly reason they assented to it was on account of her inability to get about. Many yeara ago, it is related, Emer son aud Theodore Parker were Avalking in Concord, when v well-known leader ot the Second Adventists rushed up to them in great excitement. "The world ceases at midnight !" he cried out. "Wrll," replied Parker, coolly, "I am not concerned; I live in Boston." "As for me," added Etaerson, equally undis turbed, " I can get along without it." Hexrt Ward Eeecher declares that neither Cavour nor Thiers equaled Glad et«>n% us a statesman. Evidence increases that leprosy is no longer an unknown horror on this con tinent. Cases have recently been known in Massachusetts, Dakota, Minnesota and Louisiana. The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident. — Lamb. Ostrich feather bands are being used with good effect to outline large hats. JTABJiI AXO HOMEc Farm Unkings, Sunflower seeds, fed in small qtian titios, impart a beautiful gloss to the plumage of poultry. Rekehbeb tins, that apples keep bet ter m dump, moist cellars than in dry ones, In the latter they become dry r.vul shriveled ; iv the former plump and juicy. A correspondent of the Scientific American reports scucess in growing potatoes on top of the ground, in rows two leet to three feet apart, covered with sawdust si:; nelve inches thick. Keep the - .-, Is warm and dry, feed some warm food and give tliem a variety of it. Take out all the old hens and keep only young ones, and the egg bas ket will be well filled, even at this sear 5 on. A ttiterinaey writer condemns high mangen for horses, claiming that they J mtate the throat and create a tendency to heaves. He says the manger should be on a level with the feet, as that is in accordance with nature. It is the opinion of many that a fowl fattened quickly will make a far more juicy and toothsome meal than a chick. One thing is certain, a 3-year-old fowl will make much better broth for an in valid than a G-months' chicken. The weight of hen's eggs ranges from fifteen to twenty-four ounces per dozen. A weight of twenty-two and one-half ounces may be taken as a fair average for good-sized eggs, although a -weight of nearly four ounces is not unknown for single specimens of eggs. Pigs thrive so much better when kept clean and comfortable that it is surpris ing any farmer should let them wallov/ in filth. A dry, warm bed, with the same food, will add one-half more weight to a pig over and above one that is kept in fllth and wretchedness. According to Dr. Yon Leibenburg, all air-dry soils, at the same temperature, radiate heat equally. He insists strougly on the injurious effect of any nj^ency that lowers the temperature of the ground in spring, as that will certainly influence the quantity and quality of the crop. Stable manure is preferable to any other fertilizer. No farmer can afford to waste his manure. All of it sliould be saved and utilized. In many cases farming would be more profitable if less land was cultivated, with higher fertilization. One acre highly manured should pay better thau three but half manured and half cultivated. Grease for belts, which renders them more adhesive and more durable, can be obtained by mixing oil of resin with 10 per cent. talc. The grease is spread on the belt with a brush several times, or until the leather will not absorb any more. The operation is repeated after some weeks, a smaller quantity of grease being used. The belts acquire more flexibility and resistance, adhere better to the drums and do not slip. The greasing is only required every few months. — Design and Work. Potato culture is reviving in every part of the United Kingdom. In Ire land the acreage has risen since 1880 from 823,000 to 834,000, notwithstand ing Ihe increase in beans, rye, oats and peas. In Scotland there was also an in crease, though not large. In England, 23,000 acres were put under this crop. Wall •, this summer, had 42, 10^ neres devoted to the potato, against 39,000 acres in the preceding year. The total increase is put down by some agricult ural statisticians at 60,000 acres. T:;e composition of buckwheat has been examined by RT. G. Lechartier. He > tares i!u>t. the proportion of mineral mjitt-'X in the straw increases with the weight. Tlh- straw may indeed become rich* r in phosphoric acid than the grain, differing thus completely from that of the other cereals. Th. stra^v of a crop <>; buckwheat may contain more mineral matt-r than <"!.>e.s the graiu. The sum of the principal fertilizers removed from •'.■» s«>ii by sin entire crop is much more considerable than for a crop of "wheat containing the same quantity of grain. When young poultry have been al lowed to contract the habit of roosting in the trees, no time should be lost in breaking them of it. Confinement to the poultry house and yard for a day or two will generally effect a cure. Get your dust baths ready for winter. Sand and finely-sifted coal ashes, with a pound of sulphur to each bushel of the mixture, is the best. This should be put in largo boxes, and kept out of the rain. White wash the houses, putting in a gill of crude carbolic acid and a pint of com mon kerosene oil to each pailful of slaked lime. Thomas Meehan says that most fail ures with seed arise from not sowing in partial shade. If the hot sun bursts upon the seed beds while the seeds are swelling, and cold follows, many may int before the plants reach the surface. For large quantities artificial arbors, tall i.-iiongh to work under, are employed. For smaller quantities brushwood, or the thin shade of cornstalks, or of a skeleton frame, answers well. Lattice frames may be employed to exclude Kirds. Many kinds of seeds, with ex perienced persons, do not require shade ; for others shade is always recommended. Very early sowing is important. With seeds which do not grow till the second season, the ground should be kept clean and shaded the summer through. Domestic Economy. Cold Slaw. — Take two- thirds of a cup of vinegar, one i gg, two tablespoon fuls of sugar, one tablespoonful of salt, half teaspoonful of mixed mustard and knttnr rit^ of t. a egg : stir until it boils. \7heii cold, pour over the shaved cab bage. Broiled Swketueead. — Boil the sweetbread twenty minutes; then split it, season with salt and pepper, rub quickly with butter and sprinkle v.ith Hour. Broil over a rather quick fire, taming constantly. Cook about te:i minutes and serve with cream sauce. Escalloped Parsnips. — Mash one pint of boiled pars nip?. Add two table spoonfuls of butte, one tea-spoonful of salt, a little pepper, two tablespoonfuls of creom of milk. Mix the ingredients. Stir on the fire until the mixture bub bles. Turn into a buttered dish, cover with crumbs, dot with butter and brown in the oven. Cooking Cold Meats. — Chop the meat fins ; season with salt, pepper, a little onion or else tomato catchup. Fill a tin bread-pan two-thirds full ; cover it over with mashed potatoes which has boon salted and has milk in it ; lay bita of butter over the top and set it into a Dutch or stove oven for fifteen or twenty minutes. Chili Sauce.— Eighteen ripo tomatoes pared, three green peppers, one oniou, one cup of sr.gar, two and one half cups of vinegar, two teaspoonfuls of salt, one teaspoonful of cinnamon, one tesispoon ful of cloves ; cook the tomatoes tender; chop the onion and poppers very fine; mix all, and cook a few minutes. A few leaves of mint added to pickles is an improvement. A Good Mayonnaise Dressing. — Put the yelks of two eggs in a deep dish with a little salt and white pepper; into these stir briskly some olive oil", which must be added very gradually and alternated every liil > while with a few spoonfuls of vinegar. This dressing should have an agreeable flavor, and a rather s-tifl consistency. Salad oil should be kept well corked iv a dry, cool place, and al ways in the dark. Cream S.utce. — One pint of cream, one generous table-spoonful of flour, salt and popper to taste. Let the cream come to a boil. Have the flour mixed smooth with half a cupful of cold cream reserved from the pint, and stir it into the boiling cream. Add seasoning and boil three minutes. This sauce is good for delicate meats, fish and vegetables, and to pour around croquettes and baked and Quaker omelets. Mutton Soup. — Boil a leg of mutton from two to three hours, and season with salt, pepper and about a table-spoonful of summer savory rubbed fine. Just before serving add noodles made in this way : Beat one egg light, add a pinch of salt and flour enough to make a still dough; roll out in a very thin sheet, dredge with flour to keep from sticking-, then roll up tightly ; begin Jit one end and shave down fine like cab bage for slaw. FOItXJSY AS A FINANCIER. Col. Forney was supremely and curi ously indifferent in money natters. One instance that strongly illustrates this trait has caused many a hearty laugh among his acquaintances. De spite the advice of many friends, among them Pierce Bntler, the husband of Fanny Kemble, he determined to invest a Luge sum of money in a new enter prise — a rice-cleaning macliine, or some- Thing of that sort. He felt financially a! 'le to do this by reason of having mads a sale of s<;tnc Lake Superior property. He filled out a check on the Girard Bank [«>r a very large amount, and intrusted it to ;i friend for collection. When the piece oi paper was presented to the paying teller, that official first scratched his chin and then went to see the Presul at of the bank, who at that time was Mr. Boker, father of the Hon. George H. Boker. Mr. Boker came forward smil ingly and said that while Col. Forney had quite a large sum of money on de posit in the bank the amount to his credit was not equal to that called for by the check, but still if Col. Forney would step down to the bank himself the check would be honored. The friend returned to the Press office in an indignant frame of mind and told Col. Forney that he had made him the bearer of a check that had been dishonored, for the reason that there was not sufficient funds in the bank. "Some mistake, sir; some mistake," replied the big-hearted editor. " I have much more than that on deposit in the Bank," and he uttered the name of a familiar depository other than tht; Girard. "But I did not go there," replied the friend in amazement. "The check is drawn on the Girard Bank." "My! my!" said Col. Forney, "did I make such a silly mistake ? Why, I have not a penny in the Girard Bank. I did not intend to send thore." "Oil, yes, you have a large deposit in the Girard Bank," answered fiie friend, " but it was not sufficient to cover the check. " "A mistake, sir; j. mistake," replied the Colonel. "I have not a penny there." A visit was made to the Girard Bank, however, and Col. Forney found to his amazement that ho »tas much richer than he thought. In the same way when the Longacres' Bank in Lan caster failed, Col. Forney found that he had a long-tune de; >sil them that he had known nothing o_. v was this in difference in money matters that ex emplified probably as well as any other trait the lavish disposition of the man — lavish not only with his wealth, but with the more precious treasures of hia heait. — Philadelphia Press. The two imp- ■ luf events in toe me of man are wheu It examines his upper lip and sees the hair and when he examines the top of his head and sees the hair going. COMMON SENSE COMPJBEBSEJD. IT IS DIFFICULT TO GIVE DTADOZES LINES THE REASONS WHY KKANT'S SELTZER APERIENT SHOULD BE PREFERRED AS A CORRECTIVE AND ALTERATIVE TO EVERY OTHER MEDICINE IN USE. FIRSTLY, IT Al> LAYS FEVER; SECONDLY, *IT CLEANSES THE BOWELS WITHOUT VIOLENCE OR P»IN; THIRDLY, XT TONES THE iMACH; FOURTH LY, IT REGULATES THE FLOW OF BILE; FIFTHLY, IT PROMOTES HEALTHY PER3PI RATION; SIXTHLY. IT RELIEVES THE SYSTEIvT FROM UNWHOLESOME HUM* SEVENTHLY, IT TRANQUILIZES THE NERVES; EIGHTHLY, IT ACTS UPON THE BLOOD AS A DEPURENT; AND" LASTLY, IT FORMS ONE OF THE MOST DELICIOUS COOLING DRAUGHTS THAT EVER PASSED DOWN THE THROAT OS 1 AN IN. ED. SOLD BY ALL DP.i: JOISTS. CALICO PRIXTIXa IX AMERICA. Amflsa, tlio father of William Sprague, it ion of cp.iieo printing in '!■■-:• ■-.;■. 1823, and erected his mill on Hi . • ,1 his present Cranston print :>, .! difficulties which young A; icrican • rint >ra were obliged to over ;' ■■ .vtre stupendous. Fora long time Amaaa straggled with almost insur mountable difficulties, displaying a per* severance seldom seen. Sometimes the fabrics were ruined by the acids, and sometimes tbe colors would run to gether and produce ihe most disastrous results. T>j difficulties scorned to increase in number. Thousands and thousands of yards were often ruined, and what were then considered small fortunes were more than once lost in this way. Ama«a Sprague, however, was not to be foiled, and he determined to go to Europe to see how the business was done there. lie knew beforehand that it was tho purpose of the English manufacturers to conceal their process of the art of dying, bleaching and printing. The only way, then, was for him to secure work in some establishment, and this he suc ceeded in doing for the compensation of only a few shillings a week. Step by step he gained favor and advancement from his employers, until at last, to his greal hi ppjness, he was promoted to soe :• ' i; : it he coloring-room, where he k-i.rii '<! i.. ■ [aug-coveted art. When he f l! sat: ;'.td that he had acquired i--;;i ■:< 7'? h n v. .<■■";■;.! of it he returned hr.ia.?. II o rtartsd his print-works in the town oi Cranston, and gradually ad vanced in prosperity. LIVING UP TO HIS PRIVILEGES. In ante-bellum clays it was the custom of a good many gentlemen of Danville, Ky., to wait "for the mail to open," and while away the waiting by loafing in the bank of Mr. Pace, which adjoined the postoffice. Fere Rev. Drs. Robert J. Breckinridge, E. P. Humphrey and John C. Young, and such citizens as Gen. Boyle, Josh Bell (who was so per sonally popular in Kentucky that a county was named Josh Bell, so that there might be no mistake as to which Bell it was named after), Gen. Fry, Will Anderson, and others, congregated and talked theology, politics, farming, finance and gossip, and many a rare jest and sparkling repartee was made. Among others who gathered there was a farmer who was a great Methodist, and from whom Dr. Breekinridge bought hay, oats, corn and meat, and whose weights the old doctor sometimes thought were larger than his loads. Ono day, in the bank, when there was. quite a party present, tills farmer pre sented hs bill for a late and rather un -•■■'."■ »>ii»)i load of hay, and the •■'-■'■ '■■■' tar: ■<- to a desk to write ft cheek for ! ' .i> ;i:«ii>iint, but was hesitating, .':!:...' <:•:. |vi« in his baud, The con- Mr;.;,..!; ; : ;<hnw had drifted on to }■..-.,[ ...... Lao \v.fo of Uriah, and to the subject of failing from grace. And as the doctor held his pen, and seemed to inspect the account, the former said : , ''You know, doctor, ! boJiovb'iii fall ing from grace." " Yes," said the doctor, with oacTof those sadden uplif tings oi iiia eyebrows* and Sashes of his eves which those who know; him will so well remember, " and you live up to your privileges as well as any man I — Harper's Magazine. Yi'in'e is now made from oranges in Southern California. It is said to be amber colored, and to tasto like dry hock, with an orange aroma. It, how ever, requires the addition of spirits to make it at all like wine, and is belter for vinegar than for a beverage. Lr applying a current of electricity through a new curling-iron, a regular cVjrn s <>r;'>e;it is obtained, which is said to 1 a n.u-.:!i loss injurious to the hair th mi iii- old-fashioned curling-iron or aid ■ pencil. Wrrj, She coming man shut the door behind him? is the latest inquiry. It is to Ik: hoped that he will ; for the going; man ►eldom does. TRUE STOUT OF GKOIUit: BJAHiAU TO.V. "Hum! George, »hati. that you have in your mouth?" "It is impose >le for me to prevaricate, father. It is my lit tie. pea-shooter. Proof-f-f-f !" "Ah! I see," said the immortal Bushrod. "And by the by, I happen to have my trunk strap °bout me. Let us proceed to the woodshed. I admire your candor ; but I had rather lose every cherry tree on. the place than have my nose mado a target of." When a Chicago artist sold a picture to a saloon keeper for $5,000, a friend deplored that it should go to a drinking; place. The artist replied: "More art judges will see it there than would see* it on the wall of an art institution." The least error should humble, but ■we should never pc- even the great est to discourage us. — Bits, Potter. A Florida lemon weighing more than three pounds is on exhibition iv Boston. 5