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245 (Scircntl lcms. Tho St. Louis llcrald wants "a roal good boy to mako u dovil of." Thero wero 225,000,000 papcr collars "wilt ctl" in this coimtry, last year. Tho North Adams Chinamcn uru "niaking up1' to tln: stirplus spinsters of Mnss. Mainc is experieneing the Christianizing inlluonces of3(KX) Itoston druiiimcrs. A Tcxas widow, 15 years old, has just re covcred from her berc.iveinent and niarrlod again. A dishonest eow at Kcokuk, Iu., rcccntly ato up 00 worth of whisky stanips for u dis tillcr. Charlic Sing, thu North Adams Chinaman, is beginning to bu talkcd about as a lecturer, next wintcr. Tho young ladies in New Ilavcn are learn ing to play tho violin. Tho idea of having four strings to their bow is fasciuating. A Baltimore workman lightcd a niatch to discovor tho lcak in u gas meter. IIo dis covcred it, bnt will never conimuiiicatc the intelligenec. An old Michigandor, who has always Hvcd in wrctched poverty, died tho other day, and a bo.v hc lcft containcd 820,000 in gold and silver. Ilis son is glad the old man didn't tiike it witli thoin. A bolt of lightning cntured a liouso at Hrooklyn, N. Y., the other day, and porfora ted apile of uhina platcs without breaking or dislodging any of theni, aftur which it mcaii dcred into an ndjoiuing closet and sct a dem ijohn of whisky on fire. It costs to lovc a girl in Missouri. A young man named Ixick tried it lately at Dunksburg, and n large party of her maskud rclations took hini out into thu woods, strip pcd him, and bc.it him with tlie cat-o-nine-tiils till hc was ncarly dead. Tho colorud pcople of Schoha.-ie, N. Y., should really overcomo their pr'ejiidiccs ngainst white trasli. Onc of thuir schools tliore has been brokon up by tho dcscrtion of .ill tho pupils beeausu a Caucasian toachur was put over thcm. Agnes Lowis, said to bo a sister of Ida Lewis, tho Gnico Darling of New England, is winning laurols in California by her ro niarkablc porfornianeos in plowing. Sho is only sixteen, and will bo an invaluablo coin panion to somo farmer too poor to hiro hclji. Two clurgymen, lato cditors of tho Minis terial Union a Christian papcr which np pcared for four consccutivo wueks in Chica go valedictoricd as follows : "Chicago is a good placo for a religious papor, providing that thrco pagos servo Satan and the other onc is nnxed." Tho Tow.i l'cnltcntiary at prcsent contains 250 iuniatcs, and not a wmnau among thom ! An irrcprossible bacliolor suggests that this don't arguo anything in favorof woniaii'ssu perior virttics il only sliows that thoy aro moro cunning, and avoid detcction in their niisdcmcanors. An invctcrato smoker in New York has becn induccd by his betrothcd to swuar off. To conimoniorate her triumpli, sho has had ono of his bcautifully-colored cigar-holders set as u broast-pin, which sho wcars on all occasions. Wnit till they havo bccn marricd a ycar ortwo. Whilo tho Indian chicfs wero looking througu thu trcasurer's vaults, at Wnshing. ton, two of thoin woro induccd to stcp upon tho elovator, nnd wcio whiskcd up in atwink ling. Thoso who remained didn't stop to ask qucstions, but struck for tho strect, whcie they huddled together, uiule with torror, un til they saw their conipanions como out with no disagreeablo transformations. Whilu one of the lady eotivorts at a reccnt Impti.-in in Noblesville, Iiul., was being led into tho river by tho pastor for immcrsion, sho slippod and ho shppcd and thcybnth sank into tho iloptlis together. They wero hshed out all right, however, thotigh it was soine tiiue before they could rcnieniber what they went for. A mysterious doaf girl has beon agituting San Franciseo. A reporter wont to interviow her tho other day, and whilo taking down tho points, iiidulgcd in remarks which would not havo becn coniplinieiitary if she could havo heard theni. She stood it forsoine tiino, but finally enipticd the eoal-scuttlo over him and pitched him down stairs. Ilcdocsn'tbeliero she is doaf. An Ohiojudgc has deeided that "tho words ofa coninion scold nro not actionable." In a rccentcase whcre a wonian, iu rcferring to the guardian ot her childrcn, said "ho could not spcnd so muoh inonoy without using tho funds of the ward," the judgc hold that they wero not slandorous, sinco thoy had their or- igin in a propensity to find fault with any thing and evcrything. A tree standing on tlie landof a Bloomfield (N. Y.) farmer, near a division feneo, re cently blowovcr upon thoterritory of a neigh- bor, who cut it up, threw it back, and then sued him for trespass in allowing tho trne to lie so long. Tho defendant, iu turu, sued tho plaiutift'for trespassinthrowingthc wood back, and probably when tlieso two wooden hcads havc spent the valuo of tho two liolds on which the troe mado trouble they will know tho beauty of litigation. On a treo near an entrauce to the park in Woodstock, has been seen for many davs the singular spectaolo ofa robin suspciuled ny stringarouud its ncck, near the end ofa dead limb, sonio 30 or 35 leet from the grouud, and dead, of course. One theory is that hccoming jualous of its matc, or unablo to eiulure its "iutolerablo severity," or its "wilful deser tion," it took this method to jmtan end to its troublos, and mako itsolf a conspicuous cx amplo nnd warning to all conjugal olTendors, whilo others surmiso tliat in oiulcavoring to convey a string through tho branches for its nest, this becamc cntanglcd on the limb, and in its eflbrts to disengago it tlio bird bocanie itsolf entangled and an involuntary stiicido. A young widowor in Windham county, gre.itly in need of a housekeepor, rodo day aftcrday in a vain search for a hired girl. At last, almost discouraged, ho druw up in frontofa small dwolling among thojiills, nnd askod the customary qucstiou: "Can you tcll mo whoro I can get a wonian to do tho work in a farm houso?" "Whoro aro yo from ?" askcd tho old man, viowing the hand som'o liorso and buggy with a critical air. "My nanie is , and 1 am from ." "Oh, yos! I've heard of you; you lost your wife a spell ago. Wnll, I'vo got six gals good gals, too, and you may take your piek among 'em for a wife; but they wouldn't nono of 'cin think of going out 'ter work. 1 should full as lives you should tako Hannah, becauso shu's thu oldest, and hurchaiicunin't quito so good, seein' as sho's nigh-sighted, and can't hear very wcll ; but if you don't wnnt her, you can take your pick of tho oth ers." Our friend went in, selected tho best looking one, drovo to tho justico's and was marricd, and earried his bndo homo that vcry night, having sccured a permanent and eflicient housekecpor, who proves thus far in overy way satisfactory, with no quostion of wagcs, and no limit to tho work she is ox pcctcd to do. CIIKKSi: COr.OHlNG DEXOUNCISD. Tho Northwest Dairynien's Association at its lato session passcd tho following resolu tion, by an almost uuanimous voto: " ltwolvtil.TImt llie uw nf ntl coloring matter in tlie manu. facture of clifcw; aml liuttcr li expcmlve, umIcm, hdiI ix.rh.ips Itjurloun, aml !ioull tliercfore l wholly illicontlnunl." Let the resolntion be vigorously and con scientiously followed up by action during the coniing season, and, as suggestcd, tho news papcrs will advertise the reform as fully and as cheerfiilly as they would a roforni in tho swill-iuilk dairics which now supply the cilies with a nauscoiis substituto for cow's niilk, says tlie Xational Livc Stock Journal. pub ished in Chicago. Tho following cxtract is taken from l'rof. Wulch's addrcss before said Association : Tho practicoof coloring cheeso was iniport ed from England; nnd it is almost the only Uritish institution that wo havo not rebelled against. Let us look at soine of the objections to this jiractice npart from tho moral quostion that is involved in it, for if tlie practico of coloring cheeso is not absolutcly a fraud, it coi tiinly savors of deecption. Tho quality of cheeso is impaircd by tlie introduction of a material unlike, in its composition, tho clc- ments fouud in tho milk. A largcr amount of rennet is nccded to mako a colorud cheeso thau ono that is not colorud. Thu caustic, potash, alimi nnd othur chumicals tliat aro usud for dissolving tho anuotto, modifying and setting tho colors, aro highly injurious when taken into tho stomach iu large quan tities, and aro injurious any way to tho ex tcnt in which tlioy are employed. The an notto itsolf is designcdly adiiltei-ated witli a large numbor of oxtremoly hurtful sub- sties, among which aro sovercd virulent poisons; nnd with such skill aro some of thuso blcnded with tho original coloring nia turial, that tho nrt of a practical rhcmist is needud to dctcct thoin. Tho rcsuarch of analytical clumiists and niicroscopists has shown that no elass of substances is so large ly adultcrated as aro thoso that aro llieni- selves uscd foradulteration. Cichory, which is oniploycd to adultcratc coflce, is itsolf adultcrated with no less than ten less costly niaterials. It is perfectly natural that per- sons ongaged in tho niainifacttiro and sale of articlcs used for adultcration should become uuseriipulous in tho uso of substances with which to dobaso thom. Wo can not roason ably expuct in tho moral, any moro than in the physical world, that tho stream will rise liigher than its sotiroo. And with what con- sistency, I ask, can thu chuusu manufacturcr, who adds annotto to his curd to givo it color, complnin of that sinner over yonder who adds rcd lead to his unnottoto givo it welght? If wo aro going into thu btisiness of improving eyo sight, lct us bo as diligent to pull out tho beam from our own eyes as to search for motes in tho oyes of others. Hut thero aro other arguments against tlie use of tho material that is employed for col oring cheeso. In its preparation it is ordi narily hcatcd in copper or brass kettlcs, and, with no lntcntion on tho part of tho liinnii' facturer, salts of copper and zino nro pro' dneed tlint aro incorporated with tho annotto Whilo it is by no mcaus probablo that nny person has bcen nintorially iiyured by tho amount of theso substances caten at ono time, still wo must bcar in mind tliat moro consti tutions aro injured by slow poisouing than thoro aro lives destroyed by quick poisoning. Hut thu argunient that nppcals to tho pock- ot is ofton tho strongest ono that can bo urgcd. Trom tho tostimony of sovcral chcesu makcrs, I am lcad to boliovo that thooxpcnso of coloring cheeso itin factory is not less than 8100 each year. This amount, of coiuve, includes thu annotto, potash and other chem icals, as well as tho timo employed in pru paring and using theni. Aueording to the latest statistics, thoro aru no less than 2000 cheeso factories in tho United States. This would mako tho cost of coloring tho factory niade cheeso of tho prosent season, $200,000. For a decade, supposing thoro aro no now factories erocted, this ridiculous fashion will cost $2,000,000, of which sum overy factory must contributi! $1000. Against such an op- pressive tax as this, if it wero iinposed by governinent for a usuful purpose, factorymen would murniur and protest. And now wo eomc to tho qucstion, " Why all this wasto?" No other answer can bo givcn to this than that somo of our predo cessors in tho dairy business eolored their eheeses, and by so doing educated their cus tomers to believo that this artificial color was indecd the natural color of superior cheeso. No combincd eflbrt has bcen mnde to enlightcntho public in relatinn to thu mat ter; but on tho other hand, cheeso makcrs and cheeso dealers have, by their practico, helped to kccp up this falso impression through scveral gencrations. Kvory new fac tory that has gono into operation has, with raro cxceptions, helped to cducato the pco plo to consider this artifieal color as tho surest iudication of superior oxcellence. Tho first American eheeses sent to Knglaud wero madu to resenible certain brands in favor thero, not only in sizo and shapu, but in col or. Mnny of thoso eheeses wero sent to thu West, nnd did their missionary work in con verting our peoplo to tho belief that a full eream cheeso should bo of thu color ofa soft biirned bvick. As New York factory mon eolored their cheeso to rescmblo thoso mado in Chcshirc, so tho Western factory mcn nindo thcift! In imitation of the New York pattern. Every season wo put up new fac tories, which repeat thu history of tho older ones; and every year wo send onr cheeso in to now sectioiis, tliereby educating our nowly gained customers iu tho belief that eolored cheeso is best. Half a million dollars would not pay tho cost of this falso teacliing. Is it polioy, thon for 1 will put it on no stronger ground to eontinuo tho use of this cosmetic for cheeso any longer? From all I can learn from Dritish papers, or from inen who havo rcccntly visitcd Englauil, thero is a growing prejudico iu that coimtry against coloved cheeso ; and, in tho opiuion of many, tho dcmand for it would entiroly ceasc, wero it not for tho grcat amount of Anierican cheeso in the market. Outside of Great Hrit ain no ono wants eolored chocso : aml thoiijgh thoro promiscs to bo n eoiitinuai demand for cheeso as soon asthe prosent war terininates, tho lUct that our cheeso is ol a color unknowii thero will operato against it. Of course it will cost soinetliing to undo what has bcen done. Every reforination, social, pohtical, religious, as woll as diotutiu, costs somcthing often what gold can not buy. Hut history shows that thoy havo all bcen worth their priee, dearly bought as somo of thom havo been. No man would wish to run a cheeso factory, or to leavu it to his fainily, with an iiicumbraneo on it that rerjuired 8100 a year to satisfy. IIo would rather raiso the means at once, and pruvcuit the futuro oxpenso. Iu this instanco it ean casily bo done. In my opiuion a contributiou ofSlO from each factory would be sulliciont to aflbrd all tlie means of informatiou and cducation necessary. It would print a sulli cient mimber of circulars, setting fnrth thu faets in relation to coloring eheeses, that ov ory eonsumcr of this product could havo n copy. A liundred of them could bo put iu eaeli cheeso box nnd given out to eustomers. A fow plain statements ccrtitied to by tho ofllcers of our dairynien's associations, would bo all that is necessary. If requestod to do so, nearly overy nowspajicr would bo glad to insert a similar article, if for no other reason than that it(containcd informatio'n that would bo novol to its readers.