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v-^l: 1 s-/ .# %r* r— jsT-yii •SfW.V" if pi* -v &• ^^.areatthc present time In WMuv npin^to^ eoo coopera tive creameries. Of this number 802 situated In the province of Holsteih, where they aro engaged in preparing butter market. Orin. D. Vance of Caribou, .Aroostook Co., Me., has this year :J*aised from one acre of land 405 and 11K pounds of potatoes, bushels ot the lot being •-.potatoes. Many forms in 'Aroostook yield 250 to 800 bushels of potatoes to the acre. The cheapest fence, according to I^Tbe Country Gentleman, is barb- ^£wire, a ditch being plowed on coch ^j~rsideand a bank raised, before put J^r^S?011 w*re* ^e ditch and bank 5 will prevent animals from running aguinst it, will aid in draining the land, and require shallow post-holes Most'house plants are watered to much in winter. Even in green* houses, where a uniform and higher temperature than is possible in most living-rooms is maintained, the evil is more apt to be from to much rather than to little water. Unless the plants are kept warm enough to grow rapidly, water is injury. Tobacco leaves or a few stalks tansy, sweet fern, or anything strong odor put in the hen's nest will in many cases keep them free from lice. Sulphur in the nests excellent. But if th9 dust bath kept in good condition and .changed from week to week there will be little need of other remedies. The fowls will dust themselves and so keep cleiui. In the absence of milk, an excellent food for young pigs, says Henry Stewart, can be made up ofpotatoes boiled and mashed with the water in to a thin paste and mixed with a sufB j\ dent quantity of corn meal and bran, (so that when ic is cool itcan be lifted iWith a shovel. This mixture is not only extremely nutritious, but it is a well balanced and healthful food, for growing," as well as fattening pigs. We make the broad assertion, says' the Pennsylvania Farmer, that no former of this section is making six per cent, on his investments, while the average will fall below three per cent. while many are makingno pro fits at alL Again facts force us to •ay that twenty-five per cent, of the farms of this section are for sale. These include some of the best in lo cation and improvements. There is no use attempting to disguise the fact that agriculture is suffering. If the butter is thoroughly worked to remove all the white flakes of $aseine, it will need much less salt. It is tne impurities of butter, and es pecially its exposure to air, that cause its quick decay. The pnblic .taste of late years requires much less salt in butter than it used to do, and to make little salt effectual necessi ties all the greater care for the but ter-maker. Over-salting is, therefore, presumptive evidence that salt has been added to cover defects arising from ignorance, laziness and general want of cleanliness. It is comparatively easy to procure __' of butchers the bony pieces of animals fri cl'~ they slaughter themselves, and which are worth more even than entire 1 meat to make fowls lay. Break the X-i A 1 L# bones up with a hammer, after boil ing them so as to make them softer. It does not matter if some of the pieces are as large as a chestnut. The gizzard will quickly grind them finer if the fowls are supplied with gravel. It is the bone material that is neces sary in making both eggs and shell. Fowls thus fed will make a much more valuable manure than they will feo .on any kind of grain. Don't trust the dehorned, bulls, .di^Baysareaderof the Breeders' Gazette. For a time an animal which has been accustomed to use his horns is ren* dered mdre or less harmless on finding ft liisweapons of the offense and defense have vanished, but his nature is still & the same, and if once driven orpressed too far, heaven help themanwhohas trusted to this change of disposition. I have lately had two Scotchmen working for me both had been with polled herds in Scotland, as well as with Short-horn herds. Bothagreed i^that they considered it much safer to Work among the horned cattle than polled. The only safe plan is as you say: "Never trust a bull, cross or kind, horned, unhorned, or de S horned." An important legal question will probably arise soon over the right of fruit growers to spray apple and other fruit trees with water contain ing Paris green, while the trees are blossom. Bees searching the flowers for honey take the poison into their systems and are killed. This is, perhaps, a fortunate fact, for if bees merely collected honey instead of manufacturing it, this poisoned honey might be stored in their cells, and poison those who consumed it. The spraying, even of the apple, need not be done while the trees are in blossom. It is true that the codling moth usually de posits her eggs in the blossom end of the applei, bnt until the fruit is as large as a walnut, the blossom end Is turned upwards. Aitftr this the weight of the apple bends the fruit over. Between tne time of blossom ing and the fruit bending down with Its own weight, the spraying may be done without danger of -injury to bees. There Is, therefore, no incom patibility between the fruit-growing and honey-producing industries if .«he proper precautions are observed. a -v A A rafts to*in sick boom^ Nothing is more useful ia sickness than a small flannel bag filled with salt. For tooth ache, colic, or any disease requiring warm applications, It is invaluable, as it retains its heat along time and it is greatly to be preferred to hot, wet emol bents, which soon get cold and un comfortable. The bag and all can be put on a tin pan and warmed in the oven but it is better to rip a small hole in the bag, and empty the salt out into the pan to heat. After it is hot it can be put back with a large spoon, and the hole sewed up in a moment. HOW TO TREAT THE CHILDREN. It is our firm belief that obedience children can be taught without blows,' that whipping a child lowers morally both parent and child, and that the physical suffering inflicted tends towards making a child a cow ?rd- As to the Blapping habit indulged in by many mothers, we cannot condemn it too severely. It is a vicious thine to do, and is simply the out-crop of the mother's own uncontrollable tem per. Such punishment makeB a child only angry, stubborn, and re bellious, and the benefit looked for from such treatment is not forth coming then or alter. As we sow, Bfvshall we reap, and if we wished to ruin the disposition or even the char acter of a child, nojmore efficientfmetb od occurs to us tnan of rearing him in an atmosphere of blows, slaps, and unkind words. WHOLESOME FOOD. Dr. John T. Nngle, of the bureau ol vital statistics, New York, is in favor of a pretty liberal diet. He attri butes a great deal of the dyspepsia and nervousness, though," to the Americans eating too highly season ed food. Another physician agrees with the view thbt tne American peo ple habitually eat too quickly. He says: "Indigestible foods are hard to be specified, because what some people digest easily others can not. An in digestible article of food is boiled cab bage. This takes four hours to digest, while kohl-slaw only takes one hour. Tripe is hard to digest. Fried meats are always indigestible. Always have the meat broiled. Bread fresh and hot should be avoided. Bread one day old is beet. Highly season ed foods are not generally good, al though some people must bave them seasoned. What agrees with one will not agree with another. I think Americans eat too many sweets, but they area sweet-eating people." ITS IN THE KITCHEN. If it were my fortune to be both mother and housekeeper I should strenuously insist on having every modern utensil that would really lighten my work. Strength is too precious, and life too short, to be wasted, for the sake of adding a few more acres to the farm or of increas ing an already comfortable bank ac count. If doing this necessitated my hav ing a very plain and commonplace parlor I should flatter myself that I was showing a very commendable degree of common sense. If I had an old, half worn-out cook stove my first purchase would be a new one. It would save half its cost in fuel the first year, not to mention the saving of time, patience, and strength. If the average woman were a little more self-assertive in regard to kitchen conveniences, there v. ould not only be more justice shown, but she would increase her own self-re spect, and add several years to her life. If every kitchen was supplied with an easy rocking-chair, and a high chair or stool, and the busy house wife would strive to see how many kinds of work she could do as well, or far easier, by using them, instead of foolishly making a martyr of her self and standing till tired nature can endure it no longer, she would be showing more wisdom than shesome times does. If an enterprising paper or maga zine lies where it is convenient to be read in the few spare minutes which occasionally come to the hardest worker an out look will be had that will take her out of the rut of her own petty cark ing cares, and give her an interest in the world's word that will wonder fully lighten her load. If one is not strong it is worse than folly to have your own or your children's clothes elaborately trim mei and then stand over the iron ing board till completely exhausted, ironing them beautifully on every side. If dish towels are thoroughly washed with soap every morning and dried in the sun they need never swell the already large weekly wash. If soft-wood, unpainted floors are mopped with a small quantity of very hot water, and thoroughly wiped, they will be far whiter than if soaked and vigorously scrubbed. If a cake of sapolio, or a dish coal ashes which have been sifted through a wire sieve, are always kept irt a convenient place in the kitchen, the labor-saving uses they can be put to are almost numberless. If gingham or other heavy cotton cloth is made into Bquares of about three-quarters of a yard in size they will be found much more convenient for stove cloths than the old stile of holder. If you would be wise study to do the most essential things and to see how many you are in the habit of doing which are of no real benefit to any one.—Country Gentleman. John W. Sams tells the Bedford Ga zette that he served as a sharp shooter before Petersburg in April, 1865, and that he fired 153 shots, 73 ofwhichhesaw take effect, one unhorsing A. P. Hill. He says the statement sounds lange, but he de dines to subtract a single victim. be done Boon in the mattef of Ameii can copyright "Either thfe foreign author must finally and forever be pronounced to be outside oi the law, or Ids right to some remuneration for his work, however humble the amount, must receive a legal ac knowledgment." He says that a scheme will shortly be laid before the public which will protect authors, foreign or American, from Wrongs and frauds if Congress can be persuaded* to pass it into law. The reader will re member that about two years ago that committee of the Senate ot the United States having the mat ter of an American copyright fox British authors under considera tion, was addressed by authors, publishers and mechanics interested in the publishing trade,, on the sub ject when it was shown that the literary industry would better thrive in an atmosphere of literary hon or than under present conditions, which admit of wrongs to national workers, against which they onlj protest. Haggard has suffered much by "piracy," and his protest is a vigorous one. He is young to haveattained celeb rity both the Old and New worlds, being in his thirty third year. He began writing books in 1882 with a little volume of a political character relating to events then recent in South Africa, of which he was well qualified to speak. When he was nineteen he had gone to Natal with Sir Henry Bulwer, and during the two succeeding years had served on the staff of Theophiius Shepstone, the Special Commissioner to the Transvaal. He remained in the col onial service until 1879, and then returned to London to marry a lady oi distinguished family. Be cause of his wife, or for some other reason, he remained in England and adopted the profession of the law, becoming a practicing barrister of Lincoln's Inn, London. While still in active practice at the bar he began to write. The political pamphlet with which he first courted fame attracted little attention. His next book was "Dawn," published in 1884, and a year later came "The Witch's Head," neither of which was much heard of until they were recent ly republished on the strength of the fame that the author had gained by subseqent work. His first real suc cess was with "King Solomon's Mines," published in 1885, which at tracted the mingled condemnation and praise of the critics and won great popularity abroad and to a less extent in this country. Mr. Haggard's fame was confirmed abroad and made in this country bv "She." "Jess," that followed, and "Allan Quartermain" and Cleopetra have maintained American interest in the author. The Best Tears of Life* All the Yeur Round. From 21 to 25 might be the best years of life, but upon one condition only that seems possible. The con dition is, that the man be in bonds of noble servitude of admiration to a noble woman. There will be much of disquiet attendant upon such a service, but it will be the restlessness of sure and certain growth, and growth, in the highest direction. Ah! but the woman must be ofexauit ed mould—little short, indeed, of a divinity. Otherwise, it werediabolic al. The Greeks had more than an ink ling of this method, although, as a rule, they could not rear such high souled women .as it is theprivilege of modern Europe to excel in. With them the philosophers played the part of the woman. Often they play ed it detestably, but not always. The rare exceptions were those un sexed men who had attained to the state of pure contemplative spirits, to whom the world is but the shadow of a world. They made Greece. Similarly, the woman of our age, who, from the most unselfish motives devotes herself to others—whether to indivuals, or classes, or entire tin tions—has in her the power to make the man in his early manhood. This is well known, but it is worth itera tion. If only we could keep colleges of tried women for finishing of the education ot our boys! I warrant the result would be astonishing. We never took much stock in the cry tor a cow that shall be equally good for all purposes. That means a dull mediocrity, without particular excellence in anything. The Devon breed perhaps fulfils this condition as well as any other, and the fact that it has never become very popu lar anywhere is proof of our position. The competition in farming is now so close that only the very best breeds for particular purposes can be afforded. The former is driven to specialties as the condition of suo- Have L«d to Ora&tm* Important iMVm. Chftmbwe's Journsl. It is stated that when Leopold van Banks began to collect facts for his history, a singular accident occurred in his native town. A bridge gave way one morning, and some persons were swept away in the current be neatb. Van Ranke, who was absent at the time, on his return inquired in to the details of the catastrophe. "I saw the bridge fall," said one of the neighbors. «"A heavy rain had Just passed over it and weakened it. Two women were on it when it fell, and a Soldier on a white horse." "I saw it fall," declared another "but the rain had passed over it two hours previous. The foot passengers were children, and the rider was a civilian on a black horse." "Now,"argued Van Ranke, "if it is impossible to learn the truth about an accident which happened at broad noonday only twenty-fours hours ago, how can I de clare any fact to be certain which is shrouded in the darkness of ten cen turies." To this trivial incident, which to many persons would have borne no lesson, was due much of his caution and impartiality. A few moments' consideration will convince any one that some of the most momentous crises in history have hinged upon very slight circumstances. A glass of wine, for instance changed the history of France for nearly twenty years. Louis Philippe, king of the French, had a son, the Duke of Orleans, and heir to the throne^ who always drank only a certain number of glasses of wine, because even one more made him tipsy. On a memor able morning he forgot to count the number of his glasses, and took one more than usual. When entering his carriage he stumbled, frightening the horses, and causing them to run. In attempting to leap from the carriage his head struck the pavement, and he soon died. That glass of wine over threw the Orleans rule, confiscated their property of £20,000,000, and sent tne whole family into exile. If Mr. Grenville had not carried, in 1765, his memorable resolution as to the expediency of charging stamp du ties on the plantations of America, the western world might still have been under British rule. In connection with this matter, there is another slight, albeit -remarkable, circumstance, which may be told in Thackeray's own words. "It was strange,", says he, "that, in a savage forest of Pennsylvania, a ycung Virginian officer should fire a shot, and waken up a war which was to last for sixty years, which was to cover his own country and pass into Europe, to cost France her American colonies, to sever ours from us, and create £he great western republic to rage ovet tne old world wnen extin guished In the new and of all the myr iads engaged in the vast contest, to leave the prize of the greatest fame with him who struck the first blow." If the nose of Cleopatra had been shorter, says Pascal, the condition of the world would have been dif ferent. His meaning is, that if Cleopatra had had a nose short to de formity she would have failed to at tract Antony, who would not have been drawn into the conduct which culminated in the loss of the battle of Actium, which loss made way for the close of the Roman repub lic in the inauguration of the Roman empire. Dyspepsia has been the cause of many momentous crises. A leg of mut ton is said to have controlled the tide of Leipsic's battle and the consequen ces of the indigestion of a certain duchess are proverbial. The great failure of the potato crop in Ireland cannot be called a slight circumstance, yet it was comparative ly slight compared with the momen tous changes which it brought about tor the repeal of thecorn-laws was has tened by the potato famine. As Lord Beaconsfield has observed:^ "This mysterious but universal sickness of a single root changed the history of the the world." Many men have been drawn to their destiny by the most trivial occurren ces. Fennimore Cooper became a novelist through his wife's challenge. One evening, while reading a novel, he threw it down, saying: "I believe I could me smile. several chapters "of "Precaution," which, when finished, he published at his own expense. The novel attracted little attention but it gave Cooper an inkling of his capacity for story writing, and the "Spy," his next nov el, appealed so strongly to the patri otic sympathies or "his countrymen that it became a great success. Haw thorne, too, was induced to write the "Scarlet Letter" by a remark oi his wife. If Cowley had not found the Faery Queen in his mother's parlor it is just possible that he would never have Ol Ceese as Weather Prophets. A New Jersey farmer who was con tinually cursing his big flock of geese as a nuisance explained that he kept geese because they poBted him on the weather. He said: "When I get up in the mornin' an' see them geese out on the pond a divin' and dressin* down their feathers as if they were gettin' ready to go to some party or other, I know that we're sure of clear, warm, dry weather, an' I make my calc'lations 'cordingly. If they hain't a dressin' of themselves much, but act kinder as if it wasn't o' much ac count. a sprucin' up, then I keep my eye on em'. That's a warnin' that we're in danger of a spell o' weather. If the geese quits the pond an' don't go back much through the day, I know that the danger holds, an' I git ready for a set rain of a day or so. If they feed along a while and waddle back to the pond kinder chipper like, and go to dressin' themselves and *divin', then I'm pooty sartin' that they won't be no set rain commencin' that dav. If the geese gits up all of a suddent an' tears around then there's a shower comin' an' it's a corain' fast ye kin bet." This farmer also said that when geese prophesy a storm the sounds they make are not Uke their cries at any othar time. HE flSMSiiMtaii? ~i the mountL iwhm maple ?nd never een a poet. Giotto, one of the early Florentine painters, might have re mained a rude shepherd boy if a sheep drawn by him upon a stone had not attracted the notice of Cimabue. Opie might have perished in obscurity if ne bad not looked over the shoul der of his companion, Mark Gates, while he was drawing a butterfly. Had his friend and companion es caped the thunderstorm at Erfurt, Luther might have been a lawyer. It they hain MM SN 'departed? Whatthough *11 lonely ar« the bMehsa? Is town wen's lots of tan. What though Me going out the peaches? The apple time'e begatl. What though the nights &T«chfllTgrowing, And onUide courtTng's cold? In parlors where bright fires an glowing Lore's tales may now bn told. Thoagh girls are bathing milts fonaking In short, ehort skirts forego, With other charmi they're conquests mak ing In coraages cat low. For thankfalnees there's always reason: Come sunshine or come rain, Whate'er the changes, every season Brings pleasure in its train. —Boston Courier. STORY OF A SENATOR. ELL, said the senator, aa he selected a fresh cigar and reach ed over for a match, "you may not think it, but I came mighty near being hung once. The whole party started. Any one less likely to be accused of seri ous crime than our host—a distin guished lawyer and state senator of California—it would have been hard to imagine. "How was that?" I asked. "When I was a young chap I got my sheepskin from Dartmouth, and as I had a few dollars, I made my way out to this state. I mined for a while, and then went to Sacra mento, where I hung out my shingle and waited for business. It was literally a shingle, too, painted by myself. I soon after met a girl, Polly Sinclair, the daughter of Rob ert Sinclair, a builder. There were not so many girls there then, and Polly nad plenty of fellows after her. But somehow she took a shine to me, oor as I was, and I was as much love with her as man could be. her people -did not like me, though, and naturally enough, too, for I Was only a poor struggling lawyer, and they thonght Polly could do better. Her brother was especially against me. Poor Bob, perhaps I was to blame most in the matter. Anyway, Polly and I had found out that we cared for each other, and one night, when we were walking together, we met Bob. He began by calling me all the names he could think of, and my temper being none of the best, I got maa. "Polly kept beting me not to quarrel, and at last I turned away, leaving her with him. As I left said to him thatwe|would meet again, when I would make him ex plain his words. "I was so excited that I could not go home, and I walked along the road for, I should think, five miles from the town. Then I turned and walked back, went to my room, and, being tired out, went to sleep. "In the morning I was waked up by the sheriff, ana arrested for mur dering Bob. The poor fellow had been found in the street with his head crushed in by a blow from behind, !n every thing he had with him aken. There were a dozen witnesses to what I had said to him and to the quarrel. No one had seen me during tne evening my boarding-house keeper had not seen me come in, and altogether things looked rather black for n.e. The only thing in my favor, and that was little enough, was that there was nothing of poor Bob's found in my possession. "Well, I was locked up in the old jail, and to tellyou the truth, Ididn't see my way out of the trouble. Every one in town believed me to be guilty, ly, bless her, believed in me still, al though her father was one of the bit terest, naturally enough. "I had been in jail about ten days, when one day tm door of my cell opened, and Polly came in. How she managed to persunde Sheriff Hughes to let her see me, I do not know, but she did somehow. "I am not going to tell you what sort of a meeting that was I could not if I would. Of course, 1 told her I was innocent of poor Bob's death, and she sobbed out her belief in me as 1 held her in my arms. At last she whisp ered her plan to me, I was to es cape, nnd the dear girl shoved a file into my pocket as she talked. "No one, she said, in Stockton would ever believe that I was inno cent and if I did not run away I would be hung. As for herself, she oulJ try to prove my innocence, and if she succeeded we would be married, If not,then she would never mnrry any one else. Naturally, I said I would stand my trial, as Iwas innocent but when Polly pressed me as to how I wub to prove this, I did not know. She talked and begged, and at last I consented. So, as Sher iff Hughescameback,shehadtoleave me. "I did not like the job, but still I worked away with the file, and as the bars were pretty poor stuff, I got out one of them. I crawled and reached the Kti-eet, and then made my way along it towards the edge of the town. wns Vi* ^1. At&t to beretaken.-:I do not know ekplain It tb^jrou, but this aictfti was worse than the first. But what could I do? There wasn't a tree for miles—there was no broken iund nor rocks to hide in. Noth but the wide rolling plain, and that line of men slowly riding towards me. It made me feel "I took the only chance I had, and lay down in a hollow place where they migUt overlook me, and so I waited. I could hear the shouts of the men as they came nearer, hear the b&rking of the dogs, and I could do nothing. I tell you I seemed to fairly melt with perspriation. At last they came quite cIobo. A dog saw me and began to bark. I sprang to my feet and as I did so a man fired at me and shot me in the shoulder, which is stiff vet. This man was John Bogart, tne deputy sheriff. Of course there was no fight—I had nothing to fight with. Sheriff Hughes came up, put me on a horse, and back we went to town This time I had shackles to my feet. My case was worse than before, because everyone was now sure that I had killed poor Bob. I tell you I paid dearly for that hasty speech to him. "Naturally my capture soon be came known, and Polly, aB she has told me since, was nearly beside her self at the result. She blamed her self for it all, especially as every one told her that my running away proved my guilt. The poor girl got sick with anxiety ana fear, and had to take to her bed. "Meantime, the time for my trial was coming mighty near, and I do not believe that a juryman could have been found in Sacramento to say that I was not guilty. In fact, any twelve men would have sen tenced me without hearing the evi dence. My Bhoulder bothered me not a little, too, and Bogart, the i'ailer, used to tell me, with a grin, I must get well in time for the 'cere mony, as he called the hanging. Cheerful, wasn't it? "One evening, Polly who was get ting a little stronger, was sitting on the porch of their house, when she saw a man walking up the street. She has always said she does not know why she did it, but something made her follow him. She just could not help it. She didfollownim down a by-lane, until he reached a hillock of sand just outside the town. On the further side of this, she saw him dig some things up which he put into his pockets. Then, after filling in the nole, he made his way back, pass ing close to where the girl was crouch ing behind a pile of rubbish, so close that sherecognized him. She followed him again, and saw him walk towards the jail. Reaching that building, he went into a little house at one side, and Polly crept softly up, and looked through a crack between two of the boards. "What she saw was enough to make her go to the sheriff's house as fastshe could walk. Hugheshadgone to bed, but Polly insisted on his get ting up and talking to her. When he heard her story, he put on his hat, went out and got three men he knew, and made his way with them to the house by the jail. Here they walked in, and quietly searched the room. "I suppose you have guessed what they found. All of poor Bob's things —his watch, his money, a revolver, with his name on it, and his pipe were hidden away under a board in the floor under the bed. It was while they were looking at the thing that a step was heard, and the door opened for a second. Before they could jump, the man had turned and run, only to fall into the arms of stout Mike Cas sidy, the guard Hughes had left by the door, with orders to let any one in but no one out and when they hauled the man back into the room where the light was, Hughes had the pleasure oflookingatliis own deputy and jail keeper, John Bogart. "To make a long story short, Bo gart was the guilty man, and he took a more prominent part in the 'ceremony' than he had anticipated. As it afterwards turned out, he had embezzled some money belonging to the county, and hearin that Bob had several thousand dollars with liim which he was taking home, he had stolen up behind him in the street and crushed in his head with an iron bar. He might not have done it had he not heard of the aie to strike out across the plains, I hiding in the day-time and traveling at nisrhts only. I* reached the oj)en country, and just nbou^daylight lay down to sleep in a hollow between two ridges. I could not sleep long how ever, and alter a time I was lying there wide awake. I got so nervous at last that I made up my mind togo on, and started once more. I had not been walking very long, and, ps you may suppose, 1 was taking advantage of every bit of cover that I could get, when I saw a long line of men riding over the plains towards me. With them were any number of dogs, for, although we had no bloodhounds in those days, there were lots of dogs who would bark at a stranger when they saw one. MGentlemen, my heart seemed to uarrel between Bob and myself. In morning, when the body was discovered, he suggested that I was the murderer, and, of course, the tho suggestion was taken up. Ho confessed everything before he died. "The next day I'olly insisted on telling me the news, and, naturally, she was allowed to. I am not going to say anything about that meeting, but after we had been together an hour Hughes came in, saying he wanted to congratulate me too. It was not long before I was out on bail, and people could not do enough for me. I got cases as fast as I could take them, and it ttas not long before I was as prosperous as I had been poor before. As for Polly —why, if you have done smoking,, we can join her in the parlor."— Alfred Balch, in N. Y. Ledger. The Difference Not Very Great, Representative Reed, of Putnam,, was one of the legislative commit tee sent to inspect the asylum. There was a dance on the night -the committee spent in the investiga tion, and Mr. Reed took for a part ner one of the fair unfortunates, to whom he was introduced. "I don't remember having seenyon here before," said she. "How long have you been in the asylum?" "Oh, I only came down yesterday," said the gentleman, "aa one of the legislative committee." "Of course," said the lady, "how stupid I am! However, I knew that you were either an inmate or a mem ber of the legislature the moment I looked at you. But how was I to know? It is difficult to tell which."—Albany (Ga.)News. My experience is that a sheep kept fat through the winter will shear from one to two pounds more wool than a poor one, says a farmer. AN* lie joavnk Mr. CoDrad-affiMi6'.'i how courteously he times?" I nodded v*i£f" friend went on: "I suppose my husband is a« a man as ever lived, bui-hta^ mo1fc|i£: did not train him to ln mill ladies. His- sisters irnri ijtf and thereby he is spoiled as a hti band. I wish I could train sev hundred boys to be husbands for next generation. Do you supp they'd consider it their prerogati to drive the girls out of the easie. chair, take tne sunniest corner ofthi room the best place by the ligi throw books, papers or slippersdowfli for some one to put away, grow up with the idea that a wife must be a valet and the rest of the household stand respectfully by to obey orders? You smile, but tniB is anything but a subject to laugh over. I really believe that husbands never think how their unkind waytf hurt. They don't realize the differ* ence to us, for instance, in their manner jhen they come to dinner. All day life wife has been alone with the children and servants, and is more hungry for a kind word from her husband than an epicurean feasi He comes in jtist as tne dinner be] rings. 'For a wonder dinner is on ready on time,' the husband sayi Couldn't he have saved the hei stab by saying: i) by 'Th« at's a pleasant sound to a hungry fellow/ and what hinder^ him from adding, what would be the milk and honey to a weary soul all the rest of the day—nay, all the rest of her life—'You are a good wife» Cornelia.' And if dinner is not quits ready why need he say, *0f course not never is.' In working mottoes for the home why hasn't some on$ taken Wesley's remark: I'd as soo swear aB fret,' instead of hanging ui 'I Need Thee Every Hour.' When I think I have a hard time I just think of the women who hav0 no servants, but who themselves care for the children, wash, iron, cook, mend, churn, milk, carry wood and water, all for less than a serv ant girl's wages. Of course me appreciate their wives of coui they do, but they keep their manners and courteous ways fo: other men's wives. One time Jameti thanked me for saving him room beside me at the concert, and theil sort of apologized tor being polite by saying he thought it was my sister Mary?'—Atlanta Constitution.. Basinets Success. The secret of business success is wrapped within this simple lesson. Fortunes are not made, as a rule, ii| great enterprises, but by the patient plodding in a narrow circle where lit tie things govern the outcome career. Not the most skilful doctor have the greatest number of patients. nor the greatest lawyers the highest '. pile of briefs. The most learned, divines do not make the best pustors,' nor stay longest in the parish where all hearts are bound up in the minis ter. In none of the walks of life is true services for God and hnmanity confined togreat deeds such as blazon the pages of history. Nor is the rec ord that will finally startle the world with its wonderfull revealings made up chiefly ot that which men call grand and heroic. The/jtory o| the cup of cold water given from ths hand of love to some thirBty life will glow with richer tints in that unerri" ing chronicle than many of the great. benefactions more widely heralded in earth's gazetteers. What seems td most men like a life devoid of precioufli, gifts, will wear in that diviner hue the lustre of a glorious meaningi' while much that awed the world witn its glitter will be found at the last to have been poor, worthless tinsel,1 & None ot us need to possess all know!* 1 edge, or give our bodies to be burn ed in sacrifice, in order to be reckon ed among those found true and faith ful in that which is least.—New York Commerce. A Fisherman's Smart Trick, A party of four state-capitol anglers went up the river the other day to catch some fish. They agreed that whenever one ahould land a fish each of the others should pay him a quarter. One-of the .. quartet was especially unlucky in his piscatorial venture, and was soon out of pocket $4.25 and down to his last quarter. He wanted to break up the contract, but the others wouldn't let him. Just then he stole one of the fishes caught by another of the party, slipped it up on his hook and into tne water. He soon landed it with a greaii deal of splutter and noise* and re* ceived six bits, when the- other? were not looking he replaced it on his hook and again went through the act of landing a fish. He man aged to work the dodge until he had not only got back his $4.25 but broke the rest of the crowd.— Sacramento Union. Harry tag by Photograph* A prosperous Slavonian rancher re siding in the south end of the- Huae huca mountains has hit upon a hap py plan for getting wives for hisbach elor neighbors. Some time agobe vis ited his native land and while there found that there were a large num ber of worthy young ladies among his acquaintances wno would be only too happy to find homes and hud- .. bands the land of progress and liberty. Securing the photographs of a number of these young ladiesLhe brought them back with him and lost no opportunity to show them to his bachelor friends. He told them that he had the promise o^ ladies that they woul# come to America and marry wm •i J* 1 'ti ir7afe# nd man he would recommend, and a* consequence, a great many oft neighbors have excellent "wiv«K .each one selecting his choice photographs.—Negates W' v.