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TI1.B CHICKEN'S MISTAKE. .
A little downy chicken one day Asked leave to to on the water t Where sbe saw a duck with her hrood at ploy . Swimming and aploshlug about her. Indeed, she began to peep nno! cry, T When her mother wouldn't lot bcr, " If the ducks can swim there, why can't I ; Are they any bigger or better?" Then the old hen answered, " Listen to mo, And hush your foolish tufting, Just look at your feet, and you will sec They were only ninde for walking." But chlcky wistfully eyed the brook And didn't half believe her, For she seemed to my, by a knowing look, " Such stories couldu't deceive her." s And as hor mother was scratching the ground' She muttered, lower and lower, " I know I can go there and not be drowned, And so I think I'll show her." f Then she made a plunge, where the stream was deep, And saw too late her blunder; For she hadu't hardly time to peep Till ber foolish head went under. And now I hope her fate will show The child, my story reading ; That those who are older sometimes know, What yon will do well In heeding'. That each content In his place should dwell, And envy no, his brother J And any part that is acted well Is Just aa good as another. For we all have our proper sphere below, And this is a truth worth knowing, Tou will come to grief if you try to go Where you were never made for going ! Phieub Cart. Kvbudy'8 Daughter. A correspondent of the Cincinnati Chronicle assures the verity of the fol lowing highly romantio Btory, -which, while in the full flavor of the choicest old-style fiction, has still to find its solu tion in modern fact : In the dusk of an evening of last win ter, when they were just lighting the gas in the stores of a city supposed to be St. Louis, there entered a certain fashion able jeweller's establishment a pale, slen der, very shabbily dressed 'girl, appar ently about 15 years old, who timidly asked a clerk in charge if he would not buy from her a miiub tarnicLed small bracelet, which she rather stealthily ex hibited. Carelessly noting the soiled general look of the article, the clerk at first gave a sharp refusal ; but, happen ing to have his attention incidentally attracted more closely by the antique setting of tome ornament in the brace let, and next discovering that said orna ment was a valuable ruby, with a mono gram inside, he sternly refused to let either the would-be seller or her ware leave the store until his employer should have arrived. Consequently, when the jeweller came in from his dinner he found the girl, crying with terror, await " ing him in his private office, and the clerk holding her in custody for sus pected theft. Examining the bracelet closely, he became convinced that it was foreign both in manufacture and owner ship ; and this conviction, added to the pleading manner and innocent look of the terrified girl, induced bim to credit the latter's tearful protestations of hon esty. By a skillful admixture of pater nal kindness of tone with admonitions to a full explanation for her own good, the golden merchant presently persuaded the alarmed young creature into such disclosure of her history as he had little anticipated. The girl described herself as the daughter of " a great lady in Europe, from whom, some four years ago, she was removed by her uncle, who placed her on board ship at night, in cure of a man never seen by her before. She knew not why this was done. It came upon her without a moment a warning, and to all her protests and questions a command tor silence was the only re sponse. On the ship she came to this country, vigilantly guarded by her strange, wnoiiy incommunicative custo dian, who, after their landing in New York, hurried her to the Western city, delivered her there to the charge of an obscure and poor family, evidently ad vised of her arrival beforehand, and then disappeared, to be seen of her no .more. Upon her arm when she left home was the bracelet. Her reason for attempting to sell it wag that the people having the care of her were too poor to provide her with decent clothing, and had not ob jected to her sale of the bracelet in the interest of her wardrobe. While scarcely inclined to credit this curious and unsatisfactory story, the jeweller felt sufficiently interested in the girl to make inquiries about her of the people with whom she lived. They veniying an tnat sne Had. told him, though stubbornly refusing to add an explanatory word thereto, he took the mysterious young exile into his own home as a nursemaid for his children, and placed her bracelet in one of the show-cases of his store as a curiosity. So the affair rested until a few days age, when the bracelet produced a new scene. A priest, lately despatched by his ghostly superiors in Europe to some duty in America, had left his watch at the jeweller'i for the usual rectification after a sea voyage, and when calling to reoeive it again, noticed the bracelet in the show-case, and asked the privilege of inspecting it more closely. His request being granted, and the bauble placed in his hand, he was seized with an agitation too powerful to be repressed, and, after a moment's pause, solicited an immediate private interview with the jeweller. What passed during that interview can be only vaguely inferred, for one of its effects, it appears, was to commit the jeweller also to the secresy theretofore involving all others concerned with the bracelet. At tb doce of the interview the priest accompanied the merchant to bis private residence ; from whence, after . an hour's pause, priest and girl came forth together, to enter a private car riage, and drive it is not known whither. 60 ends all of the story that can be known at present j the general reader's ingenuity and powers of imagination being conveniently left at liberty to de vise the solution most agreeable to his, or her, sense of the logic of romance and poetic justice, and the most obvious induction from the facts revealed. A very touching story about a con scientious chicken is thus related : " A youthful hen found an egg, and yield ing to the vernal instinct, sat upon it, until the process of incubation was complete, tier mother, who had laid the egg and had taken great pains in shaping and coloring it, came along, and seeing only the broken shell, burst into tears, and said : 'Alas, my daughter, who has destroyed my favorite egg'r" The feathered offspring quickly responded : 'I cannot tell a lie, mother; I cannot tell a lie : I did it with my little hatch Kwp Tour Month Shut. A few years ago, George Catlin wrote a pamphlet, which was published in England, and is now being translated in most other .European languages, on the importance of breathing through the nose, in order to preserve health. lie has made observations on this subject, first among civilized nations, finding that individuals who habitually keep their mouths open are never very healthy or long-lived. Afterward, he observed the same thing during a sojourn of many years among the Indians of North and South America and he has 00 me to the conclusion that there exists a definite law for breathing and Bleeping, obedience to which must exercise the most beneficial influence on the well-being of the human race, and which cannot be too strongly insisted upon. Mothers, and all others who have children to eduoate, should be persuaded of its great importance, that they may inculcate npon their children and pupils the golden lesson contained in these four words, keep your month shut IIithertD this advice has been considered only as a moral injunction, to restrain ohildren from talking too much ; but Catlin prescribes it literally, and insists that air should only pass in and out of the lungs by the noso, except in the act of speaking or singing. He is so enthusi astic concerning the great value of this single hygienic recipe that he closes the book with the following remarks: "If I had a million dollars to spend for a charitable purpose, surpassing all others in value, I would sp nd it to print four million of my books, and distrioute them among four million mothers, as well as poor. I would not obtain therefor any monumtnt nor decoration of nobility ; but I would which is mnch better have obtained the peculiarly joyful satis faction that I had left posterity a legacy of much higher value than money can have." There is no doubt that the advice is good. The air, by being inhaled through the nose, is more perfectly freed from dust, and in winter reaches the lungs in a warmer condition than when inhaled by the mouth, (which is of great impor tance to people with weak lungs.) It keeps the lower forward portion of the brain cool, when inhaled by the nose ; while it dries the saliva, and thus inter feres with digestion, when inhaled by by the mouth ; and those who slaep with their mouth Bhut will not have that dry, unpleasant taste when they awake in the morning, and are less subject to that nocturnal social nuisance snoring. There are a few other points of minor importance, but worth mentioning. A habitually open mouth gives a most stupid expression to any face, and, usually, only the ignorant classes have this habit ; while the more refined gener ally possess the opposite habit and keep their mouths instinctively shut. However, in regard to the theory that lite is shortened by the habit ot breath ing through the mouth, we are satisfied that it depends on another cause, namely, a defect in the primary organization of the individual. The channels of the nose are often not left wide enough to admit sufficient air tor respiration ; so that the individual is compelled to respire at least a portion of it through the mouth. It is a fact known by connoisseurs of horses, that when their nostrils are too narrow they cannot stand much fatigue, are short-winded, never live long, and soon break down. But as the horse cannot breathe through the mouth at all, the defect in question is more dangerous to him than to man, and often fatal when he is overworked. In many instances, however, we feel confident that breathing through the mouth is a matter of necessity, at least in part ; but though the detect in the construction of the breathing passages cannot be overcome by an effort of the will, it may still mitigate the evil. A Very Old Stone. If the reader will open his Bible at the Second Book of Kings, chapter 1st, v., he will find "That Moab rebelled against Israel;" and again, at verse 4th, 3d chapter, an account of Mesha, king of Moab, his battle with the Israelites, and that " He took his eldest son, that should have reigned in his stead, and offered him for a burnt-offering upon the wall," to the god Chemosh ; and with this awful sacrifice, Mesha vanished (until very lately) from history. In August, 1868, a clergyman found his way to a place called Diban, east of the Dead Sea, in what was once the land of Moab, where the Arabs pointed out a large flat stone perfectly preserved, covered with an unknown inscription. The traveller at once took measures to remove the stone to the musem of Berlin, iu Prussia, but the Arabs, finding that the stone was considered valuable, quar relled about it, until one of them term inated the business by heating the slab with a fire, and then throwing cold water on it, broke it into fragments. Fortunately, imperfect impressions were taken of the inscription by stjueeting some wet paper into the cut letters, and thus of the original one thousand letters six hundred and sixty-nine have been ob tained, and there is some reason to hope that all the fragments of the stone may yet be gathered and reach Europe. Such is a succinct statement of the dis covery of the " Moabite stone," now ex citing such great interest among the learned for, by photographing the characters so as to enlarge them, aud by careful comparison they ate found to be Greek letters of the simplest form used by the Phoenicians, and probably the oldest Semitio record now in existence. The translation is yet imperfect and too long for quotation, but it begins thus : "I am Mesha, son of Chamos, king of Moab ; my father ruled over Moab thirty years, and I ruled after my father, and I made this high place of sacrifice to Cha mos in Korcha high place of deliver ance, for he saved me from all aggres sors." The names of "Omri," "Ahab," " Jehovah," and several cities, are found further on, all confirming the historical accuracy of the Jewish records, and also adding considerably to the scanty knowl edge of the mythology of those times for "Astar Chamos'r appears to have been propitiated by the sacrifice of child ren, and is the Aphrodites of the Greeks, and the same as Athor of Egypt and Nineveh. So much, then, for our " oid Stone ;" but let thi reader reflect how every now and then some old record crops out from mother earth, and tells with ' miracu lous organ" of the forgotten past, bring ing up out of the gloom of centuries, human passions, wars, defeats and tri umphs in vivid lights, and then, too, be fore the eyes of this time the very tablet of the man who "sacrificed his sou" in desperation. " Over twelve hundred churches were built in the United States last year. The Women of Chinn, Mrs. S. L. Baldwin, the missionary to China, lectured in Philadelphia recent ly; Of the women in China she said: lhe women ot China are divided into two classes the bound-footed, who are the ladies, and the large-footed, who are the common class. The latter carry the burdens, do all the drudging and out door work, while their husbands do nothing. When a little girl is born the parents think the gods are angry with tnem, ana tney Hold a consultation whether she shall be allowed to live or not. If she is, when she arrives at the age of 4 years they hold another con sultation whether she shall be a bound- tooted or a large-footed woman. Ii Bhe is chosen to be a bound-footed she is not permitted to do anything, but if otherwise she has to be the family's slave. I have seen a woman with four children strapped to her back and row ing a boat, while her husband laid in the cabin smoking his pipe. Girls have no choice of their husbands; the young girl is sold by her parents at the high- tst price they can obtain for her. She never sees her husband, nor he her, un til after they are married. If he chooses he can be divorced from her for talking too much ; if he becomes poor, or gets tired of her, he sells her again. In the coldest weather the large-footed women are not allowed to wear stockings, and oannot dress in any other colors than black or blue. The manner in which they make their feet small is by bind ing the four toes under the foot, which they keep bound up for about eleven years, when the foot becomes dead. I have walked through the streets when the women would brush against my dress so as to see my feet, so they could tell to what class 1 belonged. I would say to them, " 1 will show you my feet, but do not pull my clothes, as it is rude." When I would expose my feet to them they would exclaim : " Why, have you no real ladies iu America V" And the only way that 1 could make them be lieve that wo had, was by telling them that the women read books like the men, which utterly astounded them, as the real Chinese lady is brought up in the utmost ignorance, and they only marry in the rich families, because they know and do so little, and need so much wait ing upon that it takes a rich husband to support them. If you ask a Chinese womun how many children she has, she will, give you only the number of the boys. She has to be asked the second time how many girls she has, as they are thought so little ot that 111 many cases they are killed as soon as born. A large-footed woman told me once that her first child was a little girl, and she described to me how she loved the little one. "My husband went out," she said, " and brought in a tub of w& ter. 1 begged him to spare its life, but he took the little one and put its head in the water, and held it there until it was dead." Her second babe was a daughter, and it was served the same as the tirst ; the third child was a boy ; he lived until he was about 4 years old, then the gods got angry and killed him ; " then my husband died ; and now if I eat anything that is nice and if I wear good clothes, my relatives become angry and treat me harshly." Even in our Christian churches in China, the women are not allowed in the same room with the men, but are partitioned off in a lattice work-room. The Beardless Age. When the great Henry IV., of France, was succeeded by Louis XII. (who never became great), the new king was only nine years of age, consequently beard less. Courtiers have at all times been remarkable for their servility, and as Louis could have no beard, they resolved to be beardless themselves, and they went forthwith to the barbers. The honest statesman, Sully, was the only man who dared to appear with his beard in the same form as he wore it in the time of his old master. Crop-lipped courtiers made merry at the old couu suitor's expense, laughing at his ancient appearance. Sully bore their irreverent jests tor some time, and then with dig nity he said to the king, " Sire, when your father of glorious memory did me the houor to consult me on his great and important affairs, the first thing he did was to send away the buffoons of his court." Louis XII., however, had no idea about buffoonery. The system of cropping, we are told, was carried so tar that even the inferior animals were sub jected to the process, which occasioned Marshal Bassompiere, who hud been imprisoned during the last twelve years of the preceding reign, to observe, on coming to Court again, that no saw no other change in the world since he hud been secluded from it, than that men had lost their beards and horses their tails. In England, in Queen Elizabeth's time, the growth of beards was regulat ed by statute in Lincoln's-Inn, and " it was ordered that no fellow ot that house should wear a beard of above a fort night's growth." What a stubby ap pearance the learned chins must have exhibited. The prohibition did not lust longer than a yeur. Short Shut. Short sight is frequently the penalty of learning. It loilows, tho Saturday Review says, very closely upon the amount ot education by books. The Germans have the shortest sight of all nations, aggregated as the detect is by the small, thin type and coarse paper in popular use in that country. Convexity of the lens of the eye is induced by the habitual adjustment to a near focus. Among sailors, whose eyes are directed so much toward distant objects on the horizon, sight is generally found the longest. Iu the English and American armies efficiency 01 sight is one ot the manifold qualifications in the recruit ; but a pair of spectacles in the Geruiuu ranks causes no greuter surprise than a pipe does, But for the spectacled rank and file, where would have been the millions of men whom Moltke undertook to place within a fortnight on the Khine ' lie- moved from study aud indoor duty, aud put to active outside work, the power of vision in a short-sighted person will im prove. The Saturday Review adds that with the spread of education by books to lower and lower strata of the social mass, a practical solution of the problem how to utilize short sight in wur will have to be faced iu real earnest, as the necessity of the case has forced it upon the Ger mans. An old bachelor says that giving the ballot to women would not amount to anything practically, because they would insist that they were too young to vote until they got too old to take any interest in politics. FAIUI ASD HOUSEnOLD. Sihawberry Culttjbk Tub Hill AND THE ROW 8Y3TK1T9. Now that the strawberry season is approaching, there will be much discussion by all who have gardens aa to the best modes of cultivating this delioions fruit. Of late years there has been much discussion between the ndvooaw s of two theories. One would grow the plants in hills, cut ting away the runners ; the other would let the plant grow in a mat over the beds any way they will. But it has been found, in the experience of the past half a dozen years, that neithpr party is quite right. There are good points in each one ; and that system is found tho Rest which partakes ot the cbaracter ot both, without tho evils which both pos sess. Let us look at the evils and the ad vantages. One of the good points in the hill culture of the strawberry is that it prevents the exhaustion of the main plant which follows the production of runners. It is found by experience that the old plant becomes very much weak ened not so much by the production of runners as by ' the roots which these runners throw out. Usually a plant has a drain on its system in forming leaves or branches ; but no sooner are these formed than they draw from the atmos phere food which is returned to the roots, and the whole plant is strengthen ed thereby ; but if aught intervenes to prevent the return of this sustenance drawn from the air, the plant is perma nently injured. Bo by cutting on these runners before the young plant is form ed at the apex of the runner, and before it has had time to send out roots to cre ate a diversion in the returning sap, we prevent the exhaustion of the main plant. In this the advantage of the hill system consists. All the energies of the plunt ore concentrated, and very fine ti uit is the result. Now for the advantages of the run ning system. The strawberry plant likes to have the leaves and flowers in the sun, but to have the roots cool and shaded. This shade and cooling is well afforded when the plants run as a mat over the bed whithersoever they will. But the struggle for food betweeen so many roots causes much starvation, and a large crop of poor fruit often follows. 1 lie best plan is not altogether the hill system, but that which grows them in rows sny about eighteen inches apart. In tho rows, between one anoth er, let them grow together as they will, occupying a width of about six inches, and let the space between the rows be kept clear, and the necessary or useful shade be afforded by laying a course of cornstalks between them. By this plan the advantage of every system is gained j and if not the very largest fruit, still very good fruit, and plenty or it, is tne result. Titos. Meehan. Feeding Poultry. Onions are said to be an admirable food for fowls, or rather adjunct to the ordinary food. If given regularly, it is said they will pro- vent the attacks of the more ordinary diseases of poultry. Meat is said by authorities to be an essential food for poultry, especially in tho winter, when they cannot get the worms they pick up in summer. Utbers, again, maintain that the habit of giving meat to poultry is productive of grave evils the cause of many of the worst forms of disease which anects them. By those authori ties it is called an unnatural food, inas much as tho digestive organs of the birds are not luted to assimilate it. There must, we think, be some mistake in all this ; for wo know of a surety that fowls do eat, when they can get it, and entirely of their own accord, an enor mous quantity of animal food. Here it is not cooked ; the game found in nature's garden is raw. If meat is an unnatural food for poultry, they certain' ly have a most unnatural appetite for it. Throw in one lump of meat amongst a lot of fowls ; if not literally a bone of contention, it is something vastly like it, so eager are all to get a grab at it. We believe the habit of giving much food in a short space of time to poultry is a bad one. If you notice their habits, you will see that the process of picking up their lood under tne ordinary, or what we call the natural condition, is a very slow one. Grain by grain does the meal get taken. and with the aggregate no small amount of sand, small pebbles, and the like, all of which passing into the crop, assist di gestion greatly. But in the " hen" mode of feeding poultry, a great heap is thrown down, and the birds allowed to " peg away" at such a rate that their crop is tilled tar too rapidly, and the pro- cess of assimilation is slow, painful and incomplete. No wonder thut so many cases of choked craw are met with under this treatment. Chapped Hands. It is said that honey is an unfailing preventive for chapped hands. V lieu washing the hands, or rather hitving washed them, while they are still wet, rub on them a little honey, and then dry them, taking care to leave tho honey on, and not rinse it ort betoro drying the hands. If the hands are sore and chapped, on the first and second application the honey will cause pain for about five minutes, but if used every time the hands are washed, the hands never chap It is also a cure for irritation on the face caused by wind and cold weather. Singular (suicide at Duveiiiioi t, Iowa One of the most distressing as well as mysterious occurrences which we have been culled upon to record for a long time took place in our city lust evening. A young girl of 10 years, named Kate Hummertelt, whose parents reside iu the western part of the city, deliberately "shuffled oil this mortal coil" by jump ing iuto the Mississippi, near the loot of ltiptey street, The act seems to be en tirely premeditated on the pait of the girl, but no sufficient reason can be thought of by any one tor the rash per formance. She was s?en to commit the deed by Mr. Jasper Martens, in whose boat sho made the fatal leap, but before he could possibly reach her she was out of sight aud rose no more. Search was immediately instituted and kept up till ablate hour last night and again this morning, when about 10 o'clock the body was found quite near the shore. Sho had left her outer garments upon the boat, and in the pocket of her dress wag found the following letter to her parents : "Farewell dear father and mother I hope you will not be frightened. '. am tired of this bad world. I want to go to God and see my little sister and brother. I shall write this letter my self, as good as I can, but probably you cannot read it. Here is something for my mother. There is no cause for this act, you can depend upon that. Virtuous 1 nave always been; pure it my soul out 1 nave always kept it to myself bo that others might not make sport of me. Now let me hasten to my come on the happy way to heaven. Before me is the water, above me is the moon. Oive my best respects to oil my friends. And now, farewell. Katk Ivummekfelt." This is all there is left to show for what reason the suicide was committed, small though it be. During the day she had been at Washington Uarnen, seem ing to enjoy the German holiday, as merry as any one ; a fact which makes the act seem even more strange and mys terious. Coroner Tomson held an inquest this noon upon the remains upon the river bank whero the body was found, and gave a verdict in accordance with the above fucts. Davenvort (Iowa) Demo- crat, April 24. As showing what women can do, it is stated that Mrs. nenry, a popular prewcher in Missouri, -acts as pastor, ddes the singing for the congregation, preaches three times a week, looks after the morals of the members, and takes care of six little children. This is tho record of a busy life. New York dlnrkeu. Fi.oi'R Axr Mfat.. Wet annte: Flnnr Western and state supers, $4.70 a ffl; city unci mate shipping extias, tl.2ut)S.Ki Wes'ern mil Ohio do., ,10 a fi.40; Western spring wh ft . uoulile extras 6 75 17.60 i do winter wlietit extras and double extra", V.ft5 a fct.7S ; oeuesee extras, M.60a$H.60; Southern shipping extras, Stf.75 a t7.2ii, do. bakers' nnil family brands, fT.Mi a (!. Bye flour, 5 a tn. Corn lueuJ, $3.70 a 11.30 for Westein and lirandy wine. Provisions. Pork quiet and firm i sales mess for June at Si7.50 a fi7.U'2ti, and a Jobbing business at f 18.50 for prime mess, fl4.r0 for prime, nnd f 17 25 a i7 60for city and Western mess, Beef and beef hams una ana uiicuanartu. jjacon in raonoraie ue mand at ft a 9 a o. f or short riti and ion clear. 9Ho. for short dear, and Hie asHo. for C inberland. Cut meat dull. Dressed hops easier at 7J4 a fto. Lard dull and unchanged i 600 tcs. June at II ',c. anil luo tcs.city at 1U44 a lie. tor sso. l anil steam ; western nominal at 11 Mo. Butter and cheese dull and un changed Eggs, 10 a lie. GRAIN. Wheat lower, lint closed with better de mand Wnles at $1.48 a l.4!l foi new No. 2 spnng, afloat ; tl.42 for mixed old and new spring, and (11.62 lor ainb. r Wet-tern, afloat, tints dull ana unsettled at 66 a 87c. lor Western, andii7 a mi: for Hiato aud white Ohio. Rye unsettled. Barlejrli.il forCanaila. Corn Irregular; 70 a 76c. for Western mixed, aud 75 a 77c. lor do. ye jow. Oroceriks. Coffee nulet and nnclianged : Riollk a 16Hc . gold. Kiee selling at 7 a 7o. for Kangoon. ami siaayc. lor l aronua. moiasses nriu ; rorto i.u-o ni iiHCHim cuuti juiiscaTiuioat :w B4i. Mugnr Haw in miHioratooeinatiii and firmer: imr to koimi refining IHi al!c.; sales at 9?i a 9H". for Port Klcti, and 9 a ultv. for Cuua. Kauued 12h a life, for hard. SfN'mtiF.s. Rosin dull and. decidedly lower i Biraiueu at. closing more Hiewiy. r-pimsiur- iienilue lower ut 41'. Petroleum 26c: crude. 13c.. in bulk Tallow was dull at 8,o. Whiskey firm nt V2H a 93c. Freights loiter ; 60,000 bags wheat ut 7ttd., tiy steam, to Liverpool. Conos. The marnet on the snot was dull and loworj eales at loc.formidillinguplandH,and Ut for low middling. For future delivery, aetivo ai.d irregularj U1,"'. for April, 14'iO. for 4luy, June, and juiy, auu ii ld-iiiu. lor August. Live Stock Market. The market for beeves closed wetilt at 116 a l.'lHo 4 lli. for common to prime lots. A considerable numiieroi good steers if I iiio and 1.:ko ids. aross weight were sola at 12 'a a i:t Sc. t ih., to ureas 57 lbs. to the gross cwt. Sheared are quoted at 5s a 7tiC., and uunhorn at 7 a 9e. Hpring Ijinliswerodetldediydull at 12tt a 150. th. for medium to choice, ami 10 a 12c. for poor to i lie irnue iu ufch was uuu aim sines limited. uruinsiy. The market for hogs was dull at 64 ft fiiic. t m. for corn fed, alivo lu-essed hogs were a shado tinner at 7 "4 a s'.e., with a few 1 igs sold at 9o. LITERARY NOTICES. SCKIBXF.R'S MONTIILY FOR MAY. Scribner't Monthly bepins its second volume with a number (lor May) which is quite ra niarkalilc lor the sui-passinp; excellence of its eugmviuKs niid the extraordinary interest of its contcuts. lhe noble head of Ocoriro Mac. Donald, which forms tho frontispiece, serves to call renewed attention to his fascinating story of Wilfrid Cuiuhermede. The leading illustrated article, by i.ov. Landlord, gives an account 01 some 01 " me wonucrs 01 the l ei. lowfetoue." A charming chapter of " Rcmiuis. eences of Charlotte Bronte" is furnished by ner sctiooiicnow ana iiie-iong menu, tne tjaro. line Hclstono of Shirley, illustrated. The oth er illustrated articles are a curious paper on the "Aye-Aye," by Burt G. Wilder: a transla tion and a liic simile of the famous " Moabite Stone," recently discovered, and which dates oacK uuu year before (jurist ; and the be-in-nine of an intcrestine; scries of blouraphicnl sketches ot " Livinir American Artists." by D. O'C Townley, with linely executed portraits 01 a. 15. jjurauu ana u. Jltiuttugtou. Mrs. Oliphant, author of Miss Mm ioribanks. etc.. has written especially for Xcrilmer'i a novel ette, which begins with this number, aud has the taKing title ot "ISorah: The Btory of a Wild Irish Girl." Edward Esjirleston con tributes " Ben : A Story for May-Duy." " Our iauor-isysiem ana tne Chinese" is a timely paper oy rruiiK ti. JMorton. 1110 poetry is by Hiram Kich, II. E. Warner, Saniuel V. Dul'- tield, and lloswcll C. Smith. Tho Editorial Department is unusually full. A clever de sign by Bush, "Five Minutes lor Kefresh ment8." forma the last naoeof a hrilliaut num. ucr. The Little Corporal for May comes 10 uswun iresu ana lnierestins contents, espe cially readable are the following : " The Hard- 1 ought Maine," a serial, by Lucia (Jhase Bell "Tom Hudson's Motto." bv Captain 8am " Tho One-Strlugcd Fiddle," by Thomas K Beccher; "The Fishing Party," by Kosella Rice ; aud " Prudy " has actually spured timo to write a charming story for the little ones, entitled, " Tommy's Birthday Party." Birds aud their Ways," by Mrs. Hathaway, Is full of interest, oeverai pieces 01 good poetry, the best of which is " Birds Cannot Count," by nirs. oiaue. rruay s rocKcl " ana " rrivate Queer's Knapsack" are uuusuallviood. Terms ci..juu year, oeuu to JOHN su. .1111.LEB, rio u vusioiu uouse, riace, cuicago, ill. Frank Leslie's new and handsome periodical. Once a Week, in quickly uroprc&g. lug in public favor, its last numbers more than continuing the good opinion generally formed of its lirot. Tho press throughout the couutry speak of it in the highest terms of praise, lis second title, 'I'M oung Ladij't Own Journal, is a very happy one, for the young ladies, en masse, are subscribiug for it, its illustrations, tales, and liuhlon plates being especially acceptable to that deliirhtful class of the community. The price six ccuts is as low as tue quality is high. The Times gays Dr. Wuipole has lost his beautiful chestuut mare. She died suddenly in harness. It is supposed from bots or pin worms. If the Doctor had used Xheridan't Cavalry Condition 1'oicders, he would no doubt have had his inaro to-day they are death on worms. Chapped hands are very common with those who have their hands much iu water. A few drops ot Johnson's Anodyne Liniment rubbed over the hands two or three times a duy, will keeD them toft and white. Fishermen, Bailors, and others will do well to remember this. Free Advertising. From family to family, from city to city, from state to stute, the fame of Du. Walker's Vege table Vinegar Bitters as a speeifio for all derangements of tho stomach, bowels and liver, ia constantly extend ing. Every invalid who tries the great restorative, every individual who has ever witnessed its effect, becomes its spontaneous advertiser. Its voluntary missionaries are innumerable, and pub lic enthusiasm in its favor spreads faster than a prairie fire. The fourth public drawing of the Peoples' Favorite Scheme, for education al purposes, will take place at Hamilton Ohio, on the 12th of June next. The drawing is conducted fairly, and all Bhould take a chance, and try their luck. Tickets only one dollar each. ADVERTISEMENTS. STKAM KNGINK WITH BOlLKlt FOR BALE CHEAP. Six liorae power, Potter ma ker, in good ruuning order. Hold to make room for larger one. Addreea FRANKLIN PUINT1NU CO., WiiUUetown,N. Y. FIRE WORKS!! I FANCY COODS AND TOYS. JOSEPH B. PUR DY. 32 nnil 81 Muldi 11 Lmie, New York, IMPORTER AND KXrOUTtflt, AND MANU- ire Works in Every Variety. 10 00 linX-BOf FIKT5 CHACKE11S. FRENCH, KNOLI8H AMU UKI1MAM TOYS. 100 Cases of Palm Leaf Fans. Tnvn. Fflnrv Oonils. Bradlcv'a Cronuot ami nnt. flwr sports of nil kind. IW An erpenence 0 34 year enanie me to nnffef pnte the want of the. public, and at prtci that all MjtfMf.m rcannttable. 1,600.000 ACRES OF TUB RICHEST FARMING LANDS IN TUB WOULD, For Sale to Actual Settlers. NEOSHO N ALLEY, KANSAS. MISSOURI, KANSAS. ANK1 EXAS RAILWAY CARS KOW llUKMNtl 805 MII.ES. The Lands ofl'ered bv this Comnanr are witliln 20 miles each si' e of the road, extending 170 miles along the Nt OSHO VALI KY, the licliest, tluost, and most, inviting in tire West. I'll "UK OF LAMJ.-lito 3 per ocrei credit of ten vonrs' llnio. TliK.ll OK SALu -One tenth down at the. timo of purehnnn. One-tenth ench ye,,r after till paid For further info nmtloti, address isaau t. tiuouow, band Commissioner, Nkohiio Kali s, Kansas. & I f A WKKK.. oreenbaeks fur all. For clr. (D"x J culms. &r... aildless with Htnmn. W. B.MiUI, saco, Maine. O OOVJlRSM.'r TAX. MARKET SAVtftGS QAMK, H'J NAWBAU-BT.. NKW-rOtilf Ol'en daily from 10 A. M. to I r. M., and on MON DAYS and THURSDAYS from S to 7 P. a. latereit commence on the Drat itty of each month. WM. VAN MAMK. President. HENRY K. COJ7KLIN. Booretarv. THEA-NECTAR IS A PURE BLACK TEA Arltli tho Green Tea Flavor. War ranted to suit ail tastes. For al everywhere. Ami for sale A-holesalo onlv bv the (rent Itlnntlc & I'nriflc Ten (Jo.. (JliureH Mt.. New York. P. o. 4ox a.VIK. Send far Thro- jxeciar vtrcuiar. ITANTED-AOENTB, twuer day) to sell the oeletirnted HOMK 8H UTTLK 8KW1NO MACHINE. HasthotiKferMiJ, makes the I "lockstitch" (all keen both sidos), andtsuU j Ucenned. The best and cheapest family Hew I lngMao.hlneintlieimi.rkot. AddressJOHN re'., itii cl uosioo, mass., i'lits burgfi. Ha.. Chicago. 111., or St. Lonis. M REDUCTION OF PRICES TO CONFORM TO REDUCTION OF DUTIES. GREAT SAV1NO TO CONSFMERS BY GET- TINO UP CLURS. m Snnd for onr new Price List and a Clnh form will ae.coninunv it. containing fuil diree,tions mak ing a largo saving to consumers and remunerative to cuiu organizers. THE GREAT AMERICAN TEA CO. 31 ! Id VKR1CV RTTtWT,:T Naw Vnrt P. O. Rm .1l4:i. $823,000 In Caa1i Gift, to ho DlNtrlhuted by the new iorK i;unii rnze to. EVER V TICKET DRAWS A PKIZE. SCashGifta.cach 4(.00n rOCasIiniftB.ea liil.0tK) 10 4 " iu.oou a.o " " 600 10 " 5,0 o I :w M ' 100 60 Elegant Kosowood rhino, . each ?300 to T00 350 Rewin MiKliii.es, ..." m to 175 in " MeinaeoiiH. 7, to h o uniu waicne-i, .... ; to a) Cash PrizeH hiUer Wnrn, etc, wiliieil ntll, 000,000 A c lumen to draw any of the above 1'rizen (or 25c. Ticket rit'Hcribliig Prizes ma sealed iu f-nvrlnpea and well mixed, on receipt of !trc. a Sealed Ticket 1h drawn without choice mid (eiit hy iiihII to any address. Tii nrize mimed unon It will be delivered to the tlckethnider on itnvtuent or One Dollar. Y- zeeare lmmemuteiy aeut to any atuiresa uy expieas or return mail. Ynn will know wtmt vnur nr1r.A In hffnri run imr for it. Any Prize exchanged for another of the name value. Ho blank'. Our patron can depend on lair dealing. Kejerencen. i lie following lately drew valuable Prizes and kind) v nermit us to DiihliHh them : a iu drewJ. Ku iin, t; him if , f 10.000; MIhs lain Walk er, KRirniore, j'lano, yMU; jas. m. juauuews ue tioit, $5 000( J hn T. Anderson, Bavunuah, 5,0O0i James Hinimom. Boston. 10.000. Jre$ Opinion. "Tho firm is reliable." weekly Ttibune, Jtec. liii. " Deserve their success. JV". ) . Ifefald, Jan. 1. "Just and honorable." -Netci. Dee. 9. Send for circular. 1-ibei al inducements to Atrenis. ftatisfnctlon puarrntiieed. Kvery package of 200 Kenled Kuvelties c ntains one Cah Ui.ft Seven tickets tor f l ; 17 lor ; 60 lor fa ; L"00 for 1315. WAKHKN & BAKEH, m Broadway, New York. THE PEOPLE'S FAVORITE For Educational Purposes. (11T V'XITEII STATES AUTHORITY.) National Gift- Enterprise. nl R FOURTH HXTEnriilKE for educational ' purposes will lie drawn In public in llou. L. U Aau iiikl.l.B J1A1.1., ut Hamilton, Ohio, Monday, June 12th, 1871, 830,000 In Valuable mid rueful Clfta, to lie ui.n iuuiru lit I u-HCI IIOIUCrM. t5,000 Id Ciold mill f'n.ti I'tiu.. Oue ft-lne Fair Mufclittil 11 iki-.i... T .nthui.: Top llncny, and Ml verOlouiitetl Uaracti, worth t10OO Single Ticket 81.00 Six Ticket 83.00 The National Gift KnterprtHe in nofaniilnimentrr- r iriao, Kottrn up for a day, lint a thoroiiKlily I'ntalT Ulieil niouleil institution, chartered for educational pnrpnneg, and coniliu-t.-il in a fair nnd iiouoriiblo uiauinr. ah who i-uniioi. aiwuu win atana aa lair chance na thoueh tlicvwere nrcaent. Anenta wanted to aoll t cketa, to whom liberal de tactions will lie made. Drawings take tiin. r,ni lar everv alxtv ditvrt. Circular, cimtjiiiiliitf rr,.f. encea and full information aeut to any one uiderluir lUrUI, AUIIl L'H Ml UUUV 1,. A. BOO, Ulnnnger, Lock Ilox 110, Hamilton, Kutlur Co., uldo. OIL SAFES For all kind of Oil iiacd in Mills in- - o 1 1 -Vi Sold in storea, espe cially coal aud oih- r volatile olla, of which 6,001 are now uaed in all pai'ta of the U. 8. Principle new and uwwii-yt"- uuvei. bizea 48 to 800 gal lons, KnmUer tzea for Houafkeepers. Bend lor clicuiar. Prices low. Freight low. THE ALLEN KEROSENE OIL SAFE CO.. Fair Haven, Vt, FOR BALE BY IVES' PATENT LAMP CO., 37 Barclay at, Jf. Y, v . iAi.n i.-i a L.U., rj Area atruet, pmiu. THE BLEES PATENT Noiseless, Link-motion, Lock-stitch SEWING MACHINE ! Challenges the world in perfection of work, strength and boautv ot stitch, durability ot con struction, sod rapidity of niotlnu. fall sud ex. siuiue, and for agencies and circulars apply at Prluclpal Office. BLEES bKWlNli MAciilNH CO., dij Broadway, New York. Agents. Read This! WK WILL PAY AGENTS A SALARY of $30 per week sud expenses, or sllow large coiuunaainu, U sell our new wonderful inven tions. M. WAGN1CB CO., Marshall. Micu. VIN KG AH. Iiowmadein lOhonrs wi'hont druire. Ymi uoumrs iu out. jr. bauk. urouwau. Conn. VTKW INVKNTIOS.-Just what young msr. 11 lied people ueslre. For descriptive circular address, with 1 cent stamp, DR. Jotui N. NokLL fc Co., P. O. Box SU62, Boston, Hasa. "Eight O'clock!" A GREAT MEDICAL DISCOVERY. MILLIONS Hear Toatlmonr ! the Woiiilrrrul tlnrnllve r.flcrta of Kit, WAIiUdt'H CAMl'OHMA J. TTAMcm Priprf,,r,r. R H. McnuxjiLnic ro.. nmrlti.ti ftna Ufa. u if, nun r ran-i.r.,, i nu, ton vi iu s uom ktii m, U.K. Vliinrar nittrr nottTile Fnncr Drink. f.:.nbof Poor Hum, WhUkcy, Proof Spirit ami Ucfuao Llauor doctored, spiced and sweet iv.cd to nlcass tho taste, called "Tonics," "Appc- Ultra," " Restorers," c, tuat icaa me nppier on 10 dru-.ikcnncsa and ruin, but aro a trneMcdlcine, rnadf. lVo-.-.t tho Katlvo Koots and Ilcrba of California, frro from all Alcohotio Ptlmulautn. They aro ia CJXEAT BLOOD rriXIFlbK and A LIFE GIVIXG PIUNCirLE, a perfect Reno- ator and Livigorator of tho System, carrying ou an condition. No person can take these Bitters accord. Inn- to directions and remain long" nnwell, provided nu o:ious matter and resionnKiuu uivuu iuaiiv.....j their bones are not destroyed by mineral poison or other means, and Uio vital organs wasted beyond the point of repair. Ther aro a Gcntlo Purnativo na well as a Tonic, possessing also, the peculiar merit of acting as n powerful nireiit in rellevingCon gcstlon or lnaani- mation oftlio Liver, and all tho Visceral Organs. roil FEMALE COMPLAINTS, whether In yonnK or old, married or single, at the dawn of wo manhood or nt tho turn of life, tucso Tonle Bitters have no cqntil. , For Inflnnmintory nnd Chronic Hlieutnn- li-mi nnd Com, Dyspepsia or Imligtetjtioii, :ilioim, Remittent and Intermittent fev ers, DLjpaaes of tho Blood, l.lvcr, Kidneys, nnd nindder, these- Bitters hare been most sue-cessf-.il. sjuck Disease aro caused by Vitiated Blood, which is generally produced by derange ment of the Diircstivo Organs. DYSPEPSIA OltlXDKJESTION.ncadache ralu I a tho Shoulders, Coughs, Tightness of the Chest, Dizziness, Sour Eructations of thcStomnch, Dad tasto In tho Month, Bilious Attacks, Palpitation of the Heart, lnflammatlonofthcLnngs.Palnln the regions of tho Kidneys, and a hundred other painful symp toms, arc tho offsprings of Dyspepsia. They inrigorato the Stomach and stimulate the tor pid liver and bowels, which render them of uacqnal lcd cUlcacy In cleansing tho blood of all impurities. and Imparting new life nnd vigor to tho whole-system. FOlt SKIN DISEASES, Eruptions, Tetter, Bill t I'.hcum, Blotches, Spots, Pimples, Pustules, Bolls, Carbuncles, lilng-v, onus, Bcald-Head, Sore Eyes, Erysipelas, Itch, Scurfs, Dlscoloratlons of the Sklu, Humors aad Diseases of the Skin, of whatever namo or nature, arc literally dug up and carried out of the system in a short time by the use of these Bitters. Ono bottle in such cases will convince tho most iucredu I ous of their curativo effect. rlnnn.n thn Vitiated Blood whenever von find its impurities bursting through the skin in Pimples, Eruptions or Soros, cleanse it when yon find it ob structed nnd sluggish in tho veins; cleanse It when It Is foul, and your feelings will tell you when. Keep l lie nioou puru anu i,uu iieaiiu ui um BBbi-iu will follow. PIN, TAPE, and other WOKMS, lurking In the svftuni ot'sinnany thousands, are ctlcetuiilly de stroyed and removed. For full directions, rend care fully thoclmiliirnronnd each bottle, printed In four languages English, German, French und BpanUh. J. Walker, Proprietor. P.. H. McDonald Co., Druggists and Gen. Agents, Ban Francisco, Cal., and S3 and 31 Commerce Street, New York. r"SOLD BY A LL D111TGGISTB AND DEALERS. p M The genuine perfume for the I Erf I H breath. Cures coughs, cnlda and I III "m" tbroat. Only 10 cents. 8uld I I llf evervwhere. Sent bv mail for 10 i-ta. TKIX CO.. Uochntr. N. Y. J. F. nenry, Wholesal Depot. 8 College Place, N. Y. limner m w etuereu, wiioicaaio uepoc, 57 Juun at , New York. FIUmtANT SArOLIEXE Cleans Kid flloves and nil klnda of Cloths and Clothing; removes Paint, Ureaso, Tar. etc., (infant- IV. without the least injury to tl;e nneat labile, fcohtbv Drugiristaand Fancy Goods Dealers. j-KA. GRANT SAIMiLiiENE CO., Xi Barclay Ht., New York, 46 La Halle Bt., Chicago. DUTCHER'S LICHTNINu PLY KIIaLESR AND B E A rfs H O T avoirs, zzzaax 33 Xros.. Try them, and Sleep In Peace! MARBLE MANTELS AND MONUMENTS. PRICES BE LOW ANY IIOrSEINNKW YOBK MARBLE MANTELS FROM $ 12 U P. GOOD DESIGN AND WORKMAN SHIP. WATHArVS MARBLE WORKS, 33U west lAtli St., near 8th a v, N. Y. ..Health and Strength. ICBOOICSlvifiMEfflK Throat and Lungs. s- for ten years Dr. Crook's Wine of Tar has been tested and proved in thousands of cases, ca pable of curing all Ciua:si of tho Threat tal Lugi, performing wouderful cures. Will you let preju. udice prevent von from being cured also? El CSOOE'S WQS OF TAS ia rich in the medicin al qualities of Tar, combined with vegetable in gredients of undoubted value. It npiilj reitcret -sauted ttrtmgta, cleanses the Stomach, relaxes the Liver and puis them to work, causes the food to digest, snd makes pure blood, if you are attlicted in any way, we know the Uar-givic; tenia prcpcrtieiof Dr. Crook's Wine of Tar, are what you need. Itcureaall Celebs and Colds, and its many wonder ful cures of Aithma aad Brs&cki'.lf , have caused many to call it sspecihe lortluisecoiiiplnints. Threat ail ments require but a few doves. All suffering Irom Cosnnptlca or any tiseisi of the Lug should remem ber tliHt Dr. Crook's Wine ol Tur has cured many eases pronounced ineurable. The Weil and lehilitated should remember It tOB Tt'.et a&d Uxigoratsi (Ue system, and is htalth-givUg asl tppo'-itt-rcstorisg. It also cures Liver led Sldaey Cempllliti, and by Us healthy action on the Stomach, removes E71 twpila. Try one bottle. Take only Dr. Crook's Wine of Tur. Bold by DrumjiSiS. for Sjfstali,, :refaloj Tomort, Sciehlou HmM (4 the Ires, or Scrofula in sny form, Ehecaitiia, Eisttsei of the Liver, Die easel et the Ei:a, Eruptions, Pimples, Bolls, let ter, Sail Eoid, Ulcers, and dd Seres, or sny disease depending on ft depraved con dition of the blood, take Sr. Crooi'i Com pound Byrap of Poke Boot. It is combined with the ut-si tonic preparations of iron known, and is the best Alterative and Blood Purifier made. Cleaue year blood. Try oue Bottle. Bold by Druggists. Prepared only by cumcsooxca,tsjtt,o. " Lnv on, Hacdnfr, and damned be hint Who tlret cries, ' Hold I enough.' " WUAT A WYOMING COUNTY (Ps) LADY BAYS ABOUT KOU. HOKSBS, What alls your fancy horse, my boy, (lli I King one, did you say 1 V hy, buy a, bottle ol Care., 's a. B. B. 8., Aud euro It light away. Oh 1 look, that splendid borse Is Ume, With isweenv, I am sure ; Just try ft bottle of Care'e O. E. 8. S., It never fails to euro. For Sprains sad Bruises of all kinds. This G. E. 8 H. cannot be beat ; ' Juat tub It on sod nsihe it in, . . j The cure will be complete. ' If Galls should come on any horse Black, white, or splendid bay, Buthe thoroughly with Carey's O. K. 8. 8., And dilve LUeiu all sway. , That man with ttheumatlam walks, Yes, he is very luuie 1 Now cure yourself with Carey's G. K. B 8. And throw sway your cane. Oh, dear I onr cook has burned her hand. She csnuut cook the trout; Why, bathe it with Carey's G. X. ft. 8.. M s tk the hie all out. M as.8. M. 4