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iv.1 a..:t ".tv.' T? 'a.' "j-?? Dcuotcfc ta Ipoiitics, fiiteratuw, 3.3vicnituve, Science, iHoraliin, anil crtcrnl Sntclligctuc. VOL. 34. STilOUDSBURG, MONSOE COUNTY, PA., MATtCII 15. 1877. NO. 40. m in-,wmiJiinrajraCTr TWIT' A -id , 11 -td X4 ; II V X A v r f H A rc I i 3 i i r. i ; i j vt ti I vv ri . i PnMisliPfl by Thooibrc Schoeh. TkrmTw. dollar :i rr,-,r in sid vanoi and If not pai-1 b?-r- ili" '-il l of the yo.r, two dollars and fiftv cent- V" di;t r ,-cil. r" N n vAr d:.-.!Uinnrd until all arrearages are paid. '' !u-mi! Imi oft'i.c Editor. i! y VI . NcmiMi's of oni x-nuaiv of (eiilit linos or or. "r thr- insertion i ."o. Each additional in erti'in, " .niH. . Lonr ones in proportion. jo 22 sitasT:ra'G OF AM. KINDS, Eieouicdin tin lit -lu st stylo of tho Art, and on the sno-t rca-i.nal)le tonus. 1) II. NATHANIEL C. MILLER, Physician and Surgeon. 03ea and rosidenc?: Corner Main and Pocouo Street, SxaounsnuKG, Ta., Otaee hours from 7 to 8 a. m., 1 to 2 and 7 to 3 p. in. Oct. 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'iff r7 in all its t fi.io '-j and pro.-p!tj utiendcil to. br -1j.';;i'-7;: lymriits taken for o.'kt SicJes. OH:.-, ICi.-iiler'. Urk-k Dutliit!. near the U.K. i: sr:ioui.rBriiO, pa. I'. O. Hit i! ). iS.ite-u 2-, 1 tf. WILLIAM S. EEES, Surveyor, Convsyanccr and Firz:s, Timber Lands and ToT7n Lot:; OTi.e m?.irh opo-:tf American Iloacs8 and mZ d i ir ,-hrr ;!ie Coiner Store. M ircii 20, l S7o-lf. D R. J. L A N T Z snaaso & meghanioal dentist. Sfl! lit i.rricc n "".frt'tt 'r.'ft, lii tilt- r.rc'on 1 stry of Dr V ;h m's liii' !-. 1,'iH '::);, m -arly opixi.-ite t'i-; Slro-id-..irr !F,m and !i- ilutvrs !'i!ii--f tlii't by i;di t vii -.iwi-!.'.i'i p-f.i-i it.-t- and i!i-t oariicft and rir'f il ii:!i-i i ..i -ill i.i itt"!i nainin- to liis pro-r-s.'ni iti-.t !i-i-t'uii'.' jslji..' to p.rliri.i ;:!! -rat ions ... . i .... i. : 1 1 c. 1 ..... . 1 :l t !H li.il ll -' 1 II I IllOM fill lilll i!J Bivli.JUi niiiii- Dftr. Ppi,?.il Ufpii 'i -.'ivpn to s'VMi-r t!n Natural Tff-tli; alw. t in .-Hi...! of Ariiljfi.;! T -.-i'n on i:t;ll-r, Got.i, s:i . -r. i. r (;o.il iiiU jus tjUins, ynd jivi A ct tits in all M -' i --..nls k :r..w tbo ;.'r.-;ii f.dly and duller of i-n- trr. iii-v til"! r work t o I lie l si ox ptfi-K- ik-.h. or to tiios.- in In? at it'd UtiMicf. ' April i:J, 1S74. tf. Opposition toHumbuggGry! TIi-sind'T-ii-Mi'-d liiTi by announces that In-lias re- siiin.' l uin y! tiic ill Maud, m st ihwr to i;ii.-n-r s Cl't Vtiu : St..r-, .M tin MiV' t, Mroud-tni r, i'a., aiid is fully prvparvd to ai i.o:n!iiod.ii j a.l in waul ol BOOTS and SHOES, tnidrt in tin' la "tylf; r.nd of ;("! in-itcrial. IU'Jair- in jroiiii:lir a'- t-.-i;teJ to. t;ivt : V--: 1-7'ly. C V,'ATri:S. PAPER liAKSER, GLAZIBR AND PAINTER, MONllOE STREET, Nearly opposite Kautz's Blacksmith Shop, Stroudssuro, I'a. Tiie undertioed would reaped fully in form the citixf.'is of StroiuJs!)nr nnd vicinity th tt he is now tiilly prepired lo do all kinds of I'appr Ilaniti?. (Jlazifij uuJ I'aiulinjr. proinitly Htid Jit tliort notice, and that he will keep constani'y on hind a fine Mock ot Paper Ilangimrs of all dncripi ions and at low prices, The patronage oftlie puhliV is earnestly r-olicfod. J.!ay 10, 1872. TOW PRINTING, of all kinds neatly ex 7 edited at this office BLANK MORTGAGE F r shIh fit. this Offipr. JUDGE NOT. In the antc-rnom of Moro.lith t: Son's great cotton factor', in PhiMalclpIii;i, a group of girls were standing engaged in an animated disc-nion. They were all young, some pretty, all dressed' neatly, thong!, many wore ill chosen and unbecoming finery. One of these, who had a mock gold ehaii: and bracelets, and a profusion of jet trim mings upon a cheap silk dress, spoke very emphatically "It is the .stingiest proceed ing I ever heard of!" 'What are you all so excited about?" asked a pretty little blonde, coming in from the loom-room. "Ellen Churchill !" "Dear me ! What has been 'doing now ? You are always discussing some dreadful deed of Ellen's. I like her myself." "Yes, we all know that," said the first speaker ; "you will defend anything Ellen does. "Hut what has she done ?" "Kefused to sign the subscription list for the tankard to be presented to Mr. Hod man." "And Mr. Iludman has been such a good friend to her !" said a third voice. The little blonde, b'usy Whiting by name, looked rather sfaggf-rod at the new accusa tion against her friend. Mr. Ju;dir.an, mana ger for Meredith & S;n for nearly fifty years, was about to retire on account of the i.iiirniiiit s of age, and the persons engaged in the great factor' wore collecting money to bu a silver tankard to present to him. He was a kindly old man, and always to lend a helping hand to the small army t.f j work-poopie uinkr bis control ; so thut the presentation was reaoy a gut oi iove. Ellen Churchill had come to the great factory two years rovious to the date of the i;:lig!o:!t ion meeting i;i the ante-room and bra! risen to the positi on of forewoman in c ue of the !o. m-rooms. Shu was a hand- sum- girl of about twenty when she appli ! i for woik. and by every action and word bo il ayed the faet that she had stej pod from it life of it -llm itieiit to the ilrudger' of a factory hand, iler low, even tone betrayed the la.lv in its well chosen words : and her .-I in;, white hand.? bore no trace of toil up on their imov.th skin. She was courteous ! to who came into intercourse with her, j hut intimate vi:h none. She had nursed Se.sy Wi.kli'g through a long period of j ( i.'iit:";i.!Ms fever, wiping the devotion of j that little Maiden, and the manger soon ! j ut h. r ii.to positions of trust till she be- e:iiee loi eui iiiaa. iiore l.er t-r.u atio;i en abled her to keep the books required in the room, thus (bedding her salary. And lare was the great ground of com plaint by her yoinpanb n-. it was well known tie.t tie.: salary f Ellen Churchill was sellhieiit to warrant a good style of living and d res-dug. In the great board-iug-houv v.d.ere sevtnty of tt:e girls had roo!::s. she c e;id Wi ll aih-rd to ay for the best, t coiitri; tite to the' a.viio.-enient iT the house, at: 1 dress well. lusteud cf all this, she lived in the attic, joorly furnished, with a tiny stove, where she cooked the cheapest of food. Ilrr dress was of the coarsest description, made by her own hands, and i-o ornament broke its severe simpli city, sdio never spent money in any pleasure-seek bag. nor j. .ined in :iy of the quiet meniiiicnt in the house. J'ut the crown ing enormity was the lvfu-ul to con tribute to the silver tankard. The excited group in the ante room dis persed for the day, walking home in the twilight cf .eoptt -riiber evening, and still thev talked cd the young faivwoman. "The ftuvstion is," said. Mary Leigh, who had teen tbrenior t in lb e ante-room discus sion, "what does she do with her money? She never puts any in t lie f.r.tory savings batik ; she certainly q-cuds nothing on her dress. Where is it ail then ?" "Perhaps she supports her parcn'ts ?" "Poth dead ! 1 have heard her say so !" "Well, 1 dare say Mr. Podinan won't think her such a paragon as he has done, when he misses her name from the sub scription list." "And Walter P.odman will probably re sent the insult to his lather." There was an exultation in the tone of the last remark, but ill-concealed. Walter Jlodrnan, the only child ;f the old manager, was in the count iug-hcu-e of the factory, with every pro-pect of soon becoming a partner. A man past thirty, he had risen in the employ of Meredith !i Hon, from a hid of fourteen, and had saved inoin-y from a handsome salary, with the avowed intention of purchasing a place in the firm', upon the anticipated retirement of old Mr. Meredith, who was known to f.tVor the in tention. A lining all the clerks and work men in the great factory, there was n. one i ' ' e " i so nanos me as aiter xioonjuti, i.oi.e so quietly refined in manlier, none so great a favorite with all. Pi t he had gone through thirty years cd'hfe, fancy free, until Ellen Churchill came to fhe factory. There was gome-thing in the noble, re fined face of the young girl that attracted Walter jlodman from the first. That there was some heavy trouble brooding in the sadness of her great dark eyes he never doubted ; but if ever purity and goodness Were pictured in human coiinlenance, they were in Ellen's. From his father he learn ed much of the new-comer, of the. quick adaptability she showed for work evidently new to her, of the almost masculine brain that fitted her so soon to take control of the loom-room where over a hundred girls were at work. Of her antecedents, he knew only that she, brought a letter from the clergyman of her pal ish, in a small town of New York Stale. That she was a woman of culture and refinement they could see for tbein-iclvc:,. - - . Put Walter Podman, bv natuoc frank and true, as his heart more and more ac knowledged Ellen for its queen, grieved over the evident mystery in her life. While in her conversation she advanced noble and generous views, her whole style of living was penurious to an extent rarely soon in women of her age, when living upon a ir-uch smaller salary than she commanded. It was not merely economy, but saving pushed to cxtremit. There was a struggle constantly in the mind of the 3oung clerk a struggle be tween his love and his fear of repentance, if he "urged his suit. It was revolting t,o him to think of his wife conducting his household upon parsimonious principles, re fusing to bestow of his abundance in charity, dressing meanly, and perhaps influencing him to the same miserly habits. And 'et, one hour with Ellen drove away all such thoughts. The law, soft voice, til ways tinged by her habitual sadness, conveyed such a mir ror of a pure, tender heart, a cultivated mind, a noble soul, that Walter forgot the coarse, mean dress, the many stories rife in the factory of Eileu's stinginess and knew he loved her as he had never before loved any woman. Put when the silver tankard was pre sented to Mr. itodniaii. and Ellen's name was not upon the list of contributors to the p if t. Walter experienced a sharp pang of disappointment. lie knew that Ids father's recommendation hail gained Eileu her first place j:i the factory, that she had found a tinu friend in him, and owed her rapid ad vancement to his interest and influence. And yet she had refused her mite to the gifts that testified the good feeling of her fellow-workers i'i the factory ! Father and son bad long been confiden tial friends ; and on the evening following the presentation I ho latter opened bis heart and told all his doubts and fears. Mr. Hod man listened oaietlv. "Yet you hive Ellen," he said. T b ve her." replied Waiter, '-but ! could never be happy with a mi. th a miserly wife." "Poor Ellen, how little she deserves that reproach 1 " said Mr. Podman. ?-I shall viola! c a confidence reposed in me. when I tell you how you misjudge her, but 1 think 1 cm trust you." "No; 1 heard the story from the clergy men of Letiw-.od, her native village, w ho wiote to me before she came here. He is an old frieed of mine, tod knew he could confide in roe. 1 will tell you what he wrote to me. Fix years, ago Ellen's mother died, leai:igiii her care a sickly step brother, then elevt u years old. Her own father bad left Ellen a pretty cottage, and had a small income from the fruit and poul try on the place, where she made a suf.i eieut living by teaching mvi-ee and playing the organ in the' church. When her mother died, leaving Stephen Jrady, her step brother, an orphan and penniless I for her stop father before his death squandered ail her mother's lit t bo fortune), Eileu promised to care for tic boy. Pemeuiber, she was hut sixt.-eu herself, th.iugh early care had matured her far be-yon I her actual years. "The boy grew up like his father, reek less of expeudiiure, loose in principle, yet tender to his sister-mother, and one of those loving scapegraces who always win some good woman's devotion. lie won Ellen's. Sh thought herself bound by her promise to her mother to make every sacrillee for Stephen, and she faithfully tried to lead him away from the companions and evil in fluences that were ruining his life. Three years ago a friend of Mrs. (Irady's took Stephen into bis counting house. Here he was to learn the hook-keeping, and for a time he worked steadily. Then the bad company that had ruined his boyhood again exerted v.n evil influence, and he learned to gamble. Pemember, Walter, he was hot fourteen, and Ellen but five years older. "One of his i.eeomplishments was the power of imitating handwriting, ami In the persuasion of some older heads he forged a check of two thousand dollars cm the firm he was with. The cheek passed the bank undetected, lbr the cashier was in the habit of paying over largo sums to (Jrady. Put when it. was returned to the firm, the for gery was discovered and traced to Stephen. Then the truth came out that he had gam bled away the entire amount, tea 1 the men who had urged the crime and pocketed the money had lied, leaving the lad to bear the consequences. He was arrested, and re pentance came when he saw the full cou fieqeiico oi Ills acts. "It was then that Ellen proved herself the noti; woman I believe her to be. She was iaj fieri tig already for her brut Iter's crime, having lost her place as organist, and n.ost of her mu.-do pupils having left her. Despite all this, she went to the firm and pleaded for the lad. i ier el -quence gained him .something. They agreed not to pro secute, but to allow the boy to leave the town, and go to an uncle who was willing to give him another trial in a Yvestern city, if mark that if, Walter it Ellen would pay the two thousand dollars and interest wi bin two years. "She undertook the task. Stephen was released and sent to his fathers' brother, where le is doing Hell, and Ellon left her home and came here, hoping for higher wages than she could earn in her own town. I, kuovdng all, advam-ed her interest in every v.'ay. ?oouth after month, denying here-self everything but the barest neces saries of life, she has sent her earning t wipe oil her brother's debt. With the rent id' the house and what she s.ivca here she has paid it all, the last installment being acknowledged in a Ltter I handed to her ye-tt rday. You can undcrst ind why she could ii.-t take even a few dollars lo sub scribe fbr a present to me when I tell you the two years expired on the very day when the last hundred dollars were iv ceived. Now, Walter, you know Ellen's secret. J udgc for yourself if she is a miser." "She is as noble and self-sacrificing as my heart always told me she was, in spite of appearances" said Walter, warmly. "To morrow I will see if the can ever return my love." ''Not to-morrow," said Mr. Podman, smiling. "Ellen went home this after noon, her task finished. Oat of the sum I paid her for the last week of her toil here, she begged my acceptance of the copy of Longfellow upon the table beside you, ask ing mo to believe she was grateful for my kindness to her. Let her rest a little from her long strain of self-sacrifice and toil, Walter ; and then if jou can win her love, I will gladly give her a daughter's place in my lien rt." inter had come and gone, and spring sunshine was making all nature glad, when one cheery morning, the train through Len wood left a single passenger et the- village station. Ifo was a tall, haiHisouio man, dressod well, without foppishness, and he inquired of a nvi at the station for the residence of Miss Church hill. "The fii st white cottage as you turn the second street from here " was the reply. It was soon foun 1, and at the gate the traveler halted. The windows, shaded hy a wide veranda, were open, and he could see the tasteful parlor. Near the window uteod a handsome woman, trailing a vine over network of string, iler face was partly averted ; but the stranger could see that id! the pallor and sadness of the past were gone. Upon the graceful figure was a dress of fleecy muslin, tastefully made, and trimmed with soft lace r utiles at throat and wrist, and a few well chosen ornaments. Sud denly some inner sense seemed toomed too tell Eilea she was matched. She turned, and saw Walter Hodman looking earnestly, wistfully at her. A quick flush swept ac ross her cheek, and her eyes lighted giady ;ts she came forward to meet him. "May I come in ?" he asked, opening the little gate. "I am very glad to welcome you," she answered, and then extended her hands as he sprang lightly up the steps. It is tiot fair to refloat lovers' talk. Suf fice it that before Walter left the little cot tage to take the return train, he had won the dearest wish of his heart ; and when summer roses bloomed, Elicit became the bridge of the junior partner of Meredith i'c Co., the new firm of the factory where she had woiked so faithfully. How to Control a Boy. A woman with a long chin and other marks of personal beauty called at the Central Station at an early hour and in troduce! herself to Pijah as a widow woman and the mother of a twelve-year-old hoy whom she could not control. "Can't control him, eh ?" mused the old man, as he scratched his head. "What is his worst feature ?" "Well, I can't keen him in nights," she ret-lied. A "Can't eh? And you want to know w hat I'd do if he was my boy ?" "Yes." "Well, I'll tell you, madam. In the first nlace I'd order a car-load of railroad A iron. When I got it I'd lay the boy on the floor on his hack, and then I'd f ile the bars this way and that way, and across and up and down till I had four tons holding him down, and then I'd sit down on top the heap and v.tk hitn if he lUt like whooping around." "Put isn't railroad iron quite costly ?" she cautiously inquired. "Well, it's a good deal cheaper than it was, madam, but if you can't afford to try that plan why don't you get an auger about four feet long and bore it through your boy, and into the back door ?" "It might kill him, Mr. Joy." "Very likely, but isn't it better for you to kill him now than for him to wander out West in his middle age and be choked to death with a cheap rope ?" "Then you Would kill him now, would you ; " "I would." "1 don't see how I can, and yet it may be the best v.'ay," she said, and the tears fell so fast that she dropped her veil and '.vent out. Dttt't it Free 1'rcsr,. Blessiiiss cf Woman's Society. All men who avoid female society have dull perceptions, and are stupid, and have gross tastes and revolt against what is pure. Your club swaggeres, who are sucking the butts of billiard cues all night, call female society insipid. Poetry is as uninspiring as a yoke ; beauty has no charms to a blind man ; music docs not please a poor beast, who does uot know one tuna from another; but, as a true epicure is hardly ever tired of water, sauce, and brown bread and butter, I protest I can sit for a whole night talking to a well regulated, kindly woman about her daugh ter Fanny or her boy Frank, and like the evening's entertainment. One of the greatest benefits a man can derive from a woman's society is that he is bound to be respectful to her. The habit is of great good to your morals, men, depend upon it. Our education makes us the most eminently selfish men in the world, and the greatest benefit that we have is to think of some body ti) whom we are bound to be con stantly attentive and respectful. Pi: caha in arguing, for fierceness makes error a guilt, and truth discourtesy. VISIONS ON JO GEE HILL. mhs. vrn.cox s voyacf. to heaven in a JO U EN C 1 1 A K 1 1 T K EM A It K A T.E A FFL1C TIONS, TU ANTES, REVELATIONS, AND I'UOPIIECIES OF A Vt'AWAVAXDA MO MAN A CIIAI'TEil OF 1'KOSESTANT 51 1 RAT EES. From the Middlctown Argus. Mrs. C. S. Wilcox lives on Jo Geo Hill, an historical eminence lying within a short distance of Slate Hill, in the neighboring town of Wawayanda. Pepeated efforts have before been unsuccessfully made to indoce the immediate relatives of the lady to furnish for publication an account of her strange and numerous physical afdie tions, miraculous visions, and prophecies. The account, as obtained bv us from the lips of Mr. Wilcox, the husband, we now lay before our readers. In IStJd they were living in the town of Minisiiik. Suddenly his wife was attacked with violent cramps. The attacks increased in violence, until at last her body would become as rigid as stone, in which state she would lie lbr hours apparently uncon scious of all that was going on about her. Ail remedies were unavailing, (hie day the patient, upon returning to conscious ness, told Iter friev.ds that she and heard a voice which said she would get better the next morning. Immedir.tely after she ex perienced another violent attack, again became insensible, and remained so for a number of hours. Pccovering conscious-ne-:s, she said that a heavenly-winged vision appeared to her saying. "Pear with it, you will be aiiiict:i.l but three times more." After three more attacks, she be came perfectly healthy and remained so for years. In 180.1 the family moved to Jo Gee Hill. In their new home Mrs. Wilcox continued to enjoy good health until 1870, when suddenly she suffered partial par alysis of the tongue, and almost entirely lost the power of speech. Then one side of her body was paralyzed, and this was followed by loss of sight anil hearing. In this helpless and pitiful condition she lay fbr eight weeks. Her left hand still re tained some liitle power of motion, and with it she would fill a slate with writing, every word clear and distinctly by itself, and this though she had written but one or two letters during her married life, and knew nothing of writing with her left hand. While watching beside her one evening, her friends saw her, as they sup posed pass into peaceful slumber. She slept through the next clay. The family became much alarmed, but about 7 o'clock in the evening she opened her still sight less eyes. Inmiexliatcly she motioned for her slate, and she wrote upon it that she had been raised to heaven in a golden chariot, lit upon its way through space by a bright star. AH about her in heaven were stars innumerable, so bright that the way was golden with their light. Pound about through the beautiful streets she rode until at last she came before the King upon his throne, who, as she confronted him stopped her and said. "Woman your faith has been tried in every way, and it h;ts lived through all. By it you will again be well in all your body except your hand." Thereupon she was brought back to earth ami laid upon her bed, upon touch ing which she awoke. A few hours before the time she had fortold that she would have her lost senses restored to her, she passed into a gentle slev'p. This was about iJ o'clock in the af ternoon. In the evening at S o'clock, she awoke, and immediately sat up in her bed. her sight, hearing, and speech fully restored to her. She rose from bed, and walked from the room. Iler hand still continued power less. For some time after this she continued to enjoy good health. Suddenly she again lost her sight, and with it the use of two of her limbs. In this condition she con tinued for six weeks, when again while in a trance she was promised restoration to health, this time within a month. She said the word came to her in the sound of a whistle, and that she believed her friends would hear the whistle sound which was to summon her to be well again. Shortly be fore the appointed time she passed into slumber, and Iter friends gathered watching about her. As they were waiting, they declare they distinctly heard a whistle. The patient rose from her bed and walked through the house. She asserted that r.s the whistle sounded a voice said to her, "Arise." On the 21st of last January Mrs. Wilcox had a stroke of paralysis, by which one side was entirely disabled. Upon the following Wednesday morning, she said : ree that light, that glorious light. Hear that voice, that sweet voice, which is saying tome, 'No greather faith was in old Israel than yours. It will make you well on Sabbath day to proclaim my power on earth before man." A number of the nighbors were present on the following Sunday. About twelve o'clock Mrs. Wilcox was asleep. Shortly before one o'clock sho awoke, saying she heard a voice which said : "Arise ! Arise ! that my power may be made manifest." She arose f rom the bed well, and has con tinued well to this time. Mrs. Wilcox is about fifty years of age, and in all respects a good woman, and a most devoted Chris tian. She fully believes she has entered the portals of the heavenly kingdom, and that she has seen the Master iu his glory. Love may be a pure and holy . passion, but still there is a good deal of Cupidity about it. Where the oifeuce is, let the great axe fall. Whin to Prun Fruit Tje-s. Long experience shows that when it is desirable to produce a free growth of shoots and leaves, pruning should be done when the trees are dormant, its in the winter rea son, or early in the spring, before the sap begins to flow. When fruit trees ,'ippear to grow too rapidly, and to produce too much wood, they ma' be pruned modera tely in the summer season, cutting away a portion of the wood bv d egrees ; but a shoot growing in an improper place, may be cut away at any time. At an experiment made by pruning apple trees every month in the year, for two seasons, showed that, the wounds of the branches cut in February and March, at the end office years, when all had healed over, were found to be tie least decayed under the healed surface. When trees are pruned in winter, or I may say at any time, it is best to cover the wounds with a hot mixture of tar. and pul verized brick dust, or "fine sand. A solu tion of shellac in alcohol, as thick as can easily be applied with a brush, is considered by many as the best preparation that can bo applied. Daring the mild days of winter, orchards, may be pruned while little else can bo done ; but good judgment should be exer cised in regard to selecting the branches to be cut away. It is ruinous to an orchard to cut and .slash away one-third to one-half the limbs. All that should be dene is to give the trees a good shape, and only cut away such limbs as are plainly in excess cf the natural requirement of the tree, to conform to the extent of its runts. If we take away too much of the top of a tree, it is like taking blood from a man the more that is taken, the less vitality remains in him, therefore in pruning, only the few Unsightly branches, and those improperly situated, should be cut away. Rural A'fo Yorker. .Frequently cows are sick, having cold horns and cars, and cat. very sparingly of food. The diseases producing this effect are mostly called hollow horns ; and with many farmers the remedy is boring holes in the horns, which is of doubtful utility. A 'ith cows thus affected gentle treatment is decidedly the best, and painful process of boring the cow's horns does more harm than good. Take strong vinegar and tur pentine, each one gill, heat them together, add a half gill of salt and pepper, and rub the cow's head well around the roots of the horns as it can be borne with the baud. Then bind the horns round with strips of woolen cloth lor sicti cows ive a brau mash, in which put a tablespoonful of powder,- night and morning. The ingredient of the powder is two parts gunpowder, one, part sulphur, and one part alum. He was leaning over the gate talking to her last night, and absently plucking the buds from a tree which spread its brunches over them, lie loved her, but ho had not yet dared to breathe his passion. A bright thought struck him he would reveal his affection by a conundrum : "Why." he asked, "does this tree resem- bl e you ; "I know not," site murmured. "Because it is fresh in its budding beau ty," he replied fondly. She blushed blushed only as a sweet woman pleased can and asked : "Why does it resemble you?" "I give it up. Tell me with 'our own sweet hps," was his expectant answer. "Because it is soon time for it to leave." A Ten AS newspaper informs its readers what kind of people they want in (hat State. They have twice too many doctors and nine times too many lawyers. Iu fact, they pro pose to "swap off" lawyers at the rate of forty lawyers for one Northern farmer. They would like a few more good preachers and a great many less poor ones. But the great want is farmers: "five million good farmers" will receive a welcome within tho borders of Texas. But they want "early rising," hard-working, sober, good-managing men." A TEAM drawing a heavy load of wood met a milkman'-- sleigh on a narrow street, and neither would give a foot of the track. "If I was loaded with milk and water I'd turn out !" shouted the man with wood. "If I could make three-quarters cf a cord of wood pile up a full cord I'd turn clear into the ditch !" was the ready answer. They looked at each other for a long time, and the man with the wood finally turned out. A youngster being required to write a composition upon some portion of the hu man body, selected that which unites the head to the body : "A throat is convenient to have, especially to roosters and maini sters. The former eats the con: ami c rows with it ; the latter preaches through his'n, and then ties it up. This is pretty much all I can think of about necks." "Now, 31 u. Jones.," said h's sympathe tic wife, "there's no use kicking around and wearing out tho sheets if you ot; dy ing." And this gentle rebuke is extended to those turbulent - Democrats who refuse to compose themselves for a temperate and tranquil departure.- It is no proof that a man dies game because he kicks around and wears out things. The Norristown Herald has ascertained that "blue glas?, mashed fine and adminis tered internally, will cure a dog of sheep killing." There is only one distillery in operation in Philadelphia. Jest full.