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I'p in tli niortiiug"iarlT, Just at the peep of day, Straining the milk in the Uainr, Turning the cows away Sweeping Ihe floor in the kitchen, Malinc the bods upstair. Washing thebreaVfast dishes; Pasting the rkr clutirs. Pnishingthe crumb" from th pantry, Hunting for e?c in the barn, C leaning the turnip for dinner, Spinning the stocking yarn Sprcadinghe whiu-ned linen. Down on the bushes below, Ransacking every meadow Whf re the red strawberries grow. Sean-lung for ' fixings" for Sunday, Churning the snowy craun, KinrTngthe paiU'nnd strainer, IVwn in the running stream Feeding the geee and turkcya Making the pumpkin-pie. J,sing" the little one's cradle, lriving away the flie. Jrace in every motion. Music in every tone. Ik-auty in form and feature. Thousand might covet to own Cheek that rival spring roses, Teeth the whitt-s; of lairls. One of these country maids is worth A score of our city girls. THE riLOI S STORY. We litid grown up together, as it were, Mollie and I, our parents be in? near neighbors, and which does not always follow firm friends ab well. They were noor and I suspect that fact had much to do with their friendship, for opportunities were al ways turning up for helping one another ; an J 1 have often noticed that, when near neighbors are well otf and have no need for mutual help, there is very seldom any friend ship between them ; there is more apt to be jealousy and competi tion. Our parents being such pood friends, it naturally resulted that Mollie and I should follow their ex ample. We went to school togetli er, read together, played together . i..t ... eiv'l teen and I was. tw enty we agreed to travel together all the rest 'f lives, arid were verv h:uiv in that chairs and tables and settees iu their fiery embrace. As well seek with sieve to scoop up the waters of the great river on which the Mobilia floated as to try to subdue the roaring, devouring en etuv that had seized upon the ill-fat- ! ed steamer. The people darted down from toe blazing, upper cabin to the forward deck below where as yet the foe had made but little headway, and there our brave captain who was that rara avis, "the right man in the right place'' feucceeded in partially quell in the panic. "Keep quiet," he ordered, ' keep i quiet, and stay where you are, or 1 I will not answer for the lives of any of you. The steward will provide every one of you with life preservers, but there is no reason for anyone to go overboard not yet awhile, at any rate, unless suicide is de-sired. Keep quiet, I say. 1'ilot, head her straight for the land, half a mile ahead." We were at least twice that distance frm the shore. "Engineer, put on all steam crowd her on ! We will run a race with the foul fiend who has boarded the Mo bilia." There was an instan'a pause, and i then, with a groan and a surge, with the timbers creaking ana straining, and the windows rattling, and, as though in mortal terror, the Mo billia gathered herself up to run her last race. Each passing moment the flames crept on and on, never pausing in their terrible march. Fortunately thev leaped upward rather than downward, so there was as yet but little danger of the the panic-stricken crowd on the lower deck. But the pilot house was directly in the track of the flames, and al ready their advanced guard was le ginmng to surround me, singing my hair and eyebrows. .Suddenly there wat a murmur among the eople below, and the next instant a light form flew up the ladder leading to the little deck by the pilot house, .ui J, before I could s;ty a word, my precious Mwl lie had thrown open the door, and clsin2 it strain, stood by my side. Mollie, Mollie!'' I cried. "For our! lua ven's sake. iro back, to hack I Don't vou see how the flames are rcenictit : la Ucl, no ottier woina i creemn towards us Here : uo, go, have seeme.1 rigid or natural, either my dearest, my owu true wile ! making me lo us or our parents j I).ti't unm iu me by l'miu the earliest I ivs of mvbov- f.-.ir for vou. do down where 1 h.od 1 had a iViuJueKS lor the watrr, loan feel that you have a chance of liau.itiug toe p:il.itial steamboats, tafetv." th;it th.ud on tne great Mississippi j "llob Thorne !" -l;e exclaimed, river, on whose banks ne.tled the ; with her eve.? looking straight into mine, "Am 1 your wile Y ".Surely, surely, thank God !" 1 muttered. "But go, go P city hi which we dwelt, and at the period to wnieh 1 am about to reii i had just .ecured A poMtioli ao pi lot on a suiail freight steamer. '-My post is here, just us yours is,' It was not much ol'a jHJsition, to'slie atswered, firmly. ' I will stay be sure, nor was there much of a j here, Hob, and if you die I will die, salary attached to it ; but, small as j too. We will make our wedding it was, Mollie and I decided that we; trip together, my dvar husband, cou 1 nnke it answer for two peo-1 even if it be into the next world, pie, neither of then; extravagant or ; Kefp to your duty, and never mind unreasonable ; besides which 1 had j me, Jtob. There is hope for us yet, hopes of better time? a come, as I j and if the worst comes, why" and had received words of commenda-' a erave, sweet smile crept round her tiou Irom in v employers and prom-'hps wc arc still together, tifar ises of speedy promotion. love." So e.niy one brigiit morning, hav- I gaw it was no use urging her iiig obtained a day's leave of absence, anymore, and besides something Moilie and I were married, and step- swelled in my throat, so I ju.-t grip ping into a carriage 1 hired for theiped the wheel hard and looked occasion we started olf, having de-! rizht ahead, thoujh everything look- cided on a day's excursion to a ceie b rated cave tie.ir by, this being all the wedding trip we could allow our selve1, not tiiat we cared the least however ; we were too happy to be in the least disturbed by any short comings of sum or purse. We had scarcely driven btvond var own street when brought to a halt. A whom I recognized as belonging to our steamboat company hailed me. "Here's a note for you from the su perintendent." Thus it ran : "Am sorry to have to recall your leave for to-day, but you must im mediately go on board the Mobilia, which is ready to start up the river. The pilot is to ill too attend toduty, and you are appointed to take his place for the present" "Tm-re goes our wedding trip all to smash," said I as Mollie read the note. Why so ?" she st iro ed dim just then, and my devoted darling stood calmly at my side, watching the ll.itnes that were creep ing closer and closer upon us, leap inn around the pilot house like hun gry demons impatient for their I I'rt'.v- "Thome," cried the captain'coiue we were! down. Lower her and yourself over messenger ; the rail. "We'll catch" you. You cannot stay there any longer. We are very near the shore now, and the rest we'll take our chances on." It was an awful temptation. I knew that did I follow the captain's advice both Mollie and I would s safej for I was a good swimmer, and, should the boat not reach the shore, I could save her and myself; but then if I did this wuld I not delib erately expose every one of theeight hundred souls on board to destruc tion ? True, the boat might keep to her coarse during the short space remaining to be passed merely from the impetus of her approach, but again site might not and the ? 1 looked at my dear wife inquir ing v : "Stick to vour post, Jlob," we knew were sure to arrive before 1 many hours went past Though some nnles from any large city, we knew that the burning stea mer must havo been eeeu from the farm houses scattered sparsely along the river bank, and that from these notices of the disaster would be sent to the nearest town. And so it was. Before nightfall several small gtearocrs arrived, and after that but a few hours elapsed before we found ourselves safely at home and our adventurous wedding trip at an end. But the results were not ended by any means. The terrible nervous strain I had endured combined with the severe burns I had received threw me prostrate on a bed of sick ness. When I was able to report for du ty again, two weeks later, I learned tiiat a noble j.i;t from the Mobilia's grateful passengers no less a sum than $2,M) ,ay in the bank await ing my order. "ot only this, but the steamboat company had voted me a gold medal and . the appoint ment of pilot of the finest steamer on their line. Years have gone by since my brave wife and 1 had so nearly jour neyed out of the world on our wed ding trip. From pilot 1 have come to be captain and a part owner of one of those beautiful floating pal aces that used so to excite my envy; but never do I pass without a sick ening shudder the little island where the Mobilia won the last race a race of fire against steam, of life against death. Report of the Fii-li Commissioners. Winter Customs In ltnssia. to the pilot "You see I ma liouie ot the .Mobiiia. "Verv well," she replied. "We shall just go up the river instead ofihesaid the cave. Drive on, Bob ; let us go "Xo, sir !" I shouted back. "I lown to the wharfin state." j shall stick to my post ; I shall stay "Bat y.u can't go in the pilot . h, re till 1 run her clear to the shore ho;is-- with me, litlie goose.'" !or die first." "Of course not ; but I cm sit on "My hrave T.ob my noble Hob!" the deck nut-ide," laughed Mo!l, mr.rniured Mollie. .t:d we can cast ia.i-uisiiiug giane.es ; But alas for my devoted" Mollie ! at each ot her." i las for me ! Not the pilot house on- And so it came to pass that I took j iy hut the entire deck around it was possession of the Mobilia's pilot, now surrounded by l'.ames. It was my heart glowing with iove and j too lite to lower ourselves to the prtde ; with love, for there just Ik deck below. The railing was all low inc. on the little forward dtck, ; ablaze. sat my swt-ct inde ; witti pride, ln.-i Mv arms, released from the guar- causf toe Mobilia was one of the diansui;) over the wheel liiiest of the beautiful floating palac es of the Mississippi, and to pilot SJvMi a o:u had for years b;en the height of my ambition. Toe steamer was fitted ut with doable ca'ain, one above Ihe other; tiie upper one opening upon a small d'.-ck, reaching oat to ward the bow, near the center of which, on a rais ed platform, was placed the pilot house. The deck was always occu pied by passengers, and this morn ing it was particularly crowded, for the boat was heavily laden with peo ple taking advantage of the beauti ful weather to make an excursion up the river. iome rough fellow jostled against Mollies chair after a while, and she rose and passed down into the cab in, "to get a drink of water," she whispered to me as 6hc passed ; but I suspect it was to prevent the burstr ing of the thunder clouds the saw .gathering ou my brow. I saw the insolent fellow made no .attempt to follow mv dear one, so I The report of the Fish Commis sioner of the State has been sent to the Legislature and includes their rejMrt of operations for 187'J and lNiil. The Commissioners say they find much difficulty in securing the best result from their labors in the Susquehanna.' The trouble is main ly with the shad, which cannot in safely ascend to the upjKr waters for breeding, nor can the young de scend with any degree of safety to the sea. They say this is owing to the prodigious number and activity of the fishermen in the river, who catch the ascending tuiad in the spring. In order to obviato this, they advise the Legislature to make it lawful to catch shad only on three days of the wek. Another source of trouble is the dam at Columbia, at which point the commissioners have tried the plan of making u listi way. They say the fishermen at that place not only placed their nets at the mouth of the fieh'Rray, but have 'swept its very lloor. A number of these pi rates have been arnsted, however, and are serving terms in the Lan caster county prison, and the com missioners hope it will be the means of breaking up the practice. Notwithstanding the activity of the pirates, the report say;, qvite a u'jin of fish got up through the dim in lNSand at some of the ' fishing places bet ween Columbia and the mouth of the Juniata, where the next data is plared, as high as .r,X:)'li:ivc been caught, Th.e repot t also states that there are 14!i fisheries between Columbia dam and the Maryland line. Between Columbia and Turkey Hill, a distance c( live miles, there was CrfUghtin oJ,0 JJ shad, and in ISSf), -17,0 J). i lie JJoard has two hatching houses established, which com are favorably with the best elsewhere in the United States. From these houses immense numbers Of -fish have been distributed within the pat two years, the distribution from the Uoilegal Springs hatching house u'.oue being follows for 1S7D: l.'JO.O'X) California salmn; 23,000 landlocked salmon; 140,000 shad; 2,228 black bass, and 178.SU0 brook trout. In 1SS0, bo.000 Penobscot salmon and Jare numbers of other fish were also sent out. The dis tribution of these was over t!i whole area of the State, according as each was suited to the different streams. Iiveup toilia "Jttocs. ;pavc my sell up to my own happy thoughts, and looked out on the far distant, peaceful shores of the great river, over whose placid losoni we 'were moving so swifty, there rose ironi my heart a glad," Eilent hymn of rejoicing. But suddenly a cry broke from the cabin behind me thai effectually changed the current of my thoujhts. "Fire ! fire I fixe !" A horrible cry at all times, but roost horrible of ah when it rings forth in the midst of jga-, unsuspicious hundreds floating in fancied security in the didst of the waters. An instant's awe struck silence succeeded that awful cry, and then three hundred voices of men, wo men and children united in fearful heart-rending shrieks for hklp. "Fire 1 fire 1 re 1" : Aye 1 there was no mistake about it, nor false alarm. No one could tell how it had commenced, but there it was creeping along the roof of the upper cabin, with the deadly flames greedily lapping up every scrap of awning and curtain they could find upon their way, ever and anon darting long tongues of flame .down to the floor to clasp the light I clasped Mollie close to my heart ; out myj eves and Pram were ousv seeking for some tuodu of escape from death that seemed each iatant more cer tain. s All at once my eyes rested on the paddlebox. It had not tuken fire vet ; the flyini spray had saved it. I had only to dash across the flame swept deck and fiin; opeu a little door in its side, which afforded ready access to the water beneath in safety. No sooner thought of than done. "Take my hand, Mollie," I said, anu run with me. Ue khail he sav ed, after all. Wrap your shawl nr-ross your mouth. Now, run run !M Ijenping down on the deck, we sped, hand in hand, to the paudie lox. I dashed open the little door, and pushing Mollie inside, passed in myself s:id drew the door close again, shutting out the eager flames, whose angry ro.tr pursued us as we dropped gently down into the fchal low water and crept from lcncath the wheel. Our appearance was hailed with a shout of delight and relief, for all had given us up as lost, and we must have been but for the Heavcn-in-spircd thought of the pilot house. Now thai ihe danger was over poor little Mollie fainted, and no wonder. But she soon came out all right, and as the people began to find out that "the brave little girl," as they called her, was really a bride of only a few hours, and that we were on our weddiug trip, there was a regular ovation, followed up by nine deafening cheers. The island upon which the Mo bilia had been beached was low, sandy and uninhabited, altogether ! not an inviting place for three hun dred people, without a particle of shelter, to pass a half day upon ; yet even in this plight there were few grumblers in our midst There was no room in our hearts for any feeling but that of thankful ness for our preservation from a fearful death ; and after the peril of me last hour or two it seemed a small matter to wait patiently for the coming of the relief boats" that There is no use ia putting up the motto "God Bless our Home," if the father is a rough old bear, and the spirit of discourtesy at.d rudeness is taught by parent to children, and by the older lo the younger, There is no use in putting up th motto ihe Lord will Provide, wiiile toe fatiHT is tla:l.c;s, the mot !ir,r s s'liftli-'ss, the boys refuse t worit, sitw i;e Kins uusy them selves over gewga' fjnd finery There i no use iu putting up th: motto "the urea test ol these 13 Charity." while the tongue of the backbiter wags in t'ie family, and silly gossip is dispensed at the tea table. There is no Use in placing conspicuously the motto "The Lil- eral Man Deviseth Liberal Things," whiLo the money chinks in tin pockctof tb"head of the household," groaning to get ct;t and see the light of day, and there an: dollars and dimes for wine and tobacco, and other luxuries. In how many homes are these mottoes standing let us say, hanging sarcasms, which serve only to point a joat and adorn a satire I The beauty of quiet llyes, of trustful, hopeful, free-handed, free-hearted, charitable livc-3, is one of surpassing loveliness, and those lives shed their own incomparable fragrance, and the world knows where to find them. And they still remain fresh and fadeless when the colors of the pigment and the floss have faded, and the very tramps have rotted away in their joint-'. A Tornadu. The Monkrjr up, and the Tle Russians havo a great knack for making their winters pleasant. You feel nothing of the cold in those tightly built houses where all the wind uv3 and doors are double, and where the rooms are kept warm by big stoves hidden in the walls. There h no damp in a Russian house, : :.d the inmates may dress in the 1 htcst of garbs, which con trast oddly with the mass of furs and wraps which they don when going out A Busssian can afford to run no ri.sk of exposure when lie leaves his house for a walk or drive. lie covers his head and ears with a fur bonnet, his feet and legs with felt boots lined with wool or fur, which are drawn on over the ordinary boots and trousers, and reach up to the knees; he next cloaks himself in an ample top-coat with fur col lar, lining and cufi's; and heiuir rics his hands in a pair ol iingerless gloves of seal or bearskin. Thus equipped, and with the collar of his coat raised all around so that it muf fles him up to the eyes, the Rus sian only exposes his nose to the cold air, and he takts care frequent ly to give that organ a little rubto keep the circulations going. A stranger, who is apt to forget that precaution, would often get his nose frown if it were not for the courtesy of the Russians, who will always warn him if they see his nose 'white ning,' and will unbidden, help him to chafe it vigorously with snow. In Russian cities walking is just possi ble for men during winter; buthard ly so f..r ladie.3. The women of the lower order wear knee boots ; those of the shop keeping classes seldom venture out at all ; those of the aris tocracy go out in sleighs. These tire by no means pleasant vehicles for ueryous people, for the Kalmuc coach men drive them at such a ter rific pace that they freqently cap- j si.e; but persons not distitute of; pluck find their motion most enjoy-j able It must be added that to be spilled out of a Russian sleigh is tan tamount only to get a rough tumble on a soft mattress, for the very thick j furs in which the victim is sure to be wrapped will be enough to break the fall. The houses and hovels of j uonsuite, ; the Russian working classes are as right side u iu its Domestic Itrla-lioiM. In India, where the monkeys live among men, and are the playmates of their children, tho Hindoos have grown fond of them, and the four handed folks participate in all their simple household rites. In the early morning, when the peasant C0C3 out!s.vtin nints . . " . ! . "Dua Cone. wiMiiit e mom Monday morning a colored man with a lamo leg, a bad cough, and a troubled look called at the Gratiot Avenue Station and said to the cap tain : ''I doan' want to make any trub ble, but I'd like to ax yer advice on OF SYRACUSE, HEW YORK. ii mm Pint Premium mt VrnntylrmntK (UiU ''. t'"1 k -v l.tr. Ktrxt 5r . hmlr, Vt.ibln-.fi!, U. C, J iify-rrJr t Vint 1'rf mltljM Rt to yoke his oxen, and the cow wakes dog stretches himself and shakes off the dust in which he slept last night, the monkey creeps down from the peepul tree, only half awake, and yawns and look3 about him, puts a stiaw in his mouth and scratches himself contemplatingly. Then one by one tho. whole family come slipping down the tree trunk, and they all ) awn . and look about and scratch. But they are sleepy and peevish, and the youngsters get culled for nothing, and begin to think life uu.'l. Yet the toilet has to be performed, and whether they like it or not, the young ones are sternly pulled up, one by one, to their mother to undergo the process The scene though repeated exactly eve ry morning, loses nothing of its de lightful comicality, and the rnonkty brats seem to bo in the joke of 'tak ing in"' mamma. But mamma was young herself not very long ago, and treats each ludicrous affectation of suffering with the pro'oundest un eoncertifund as she dismisses one "cleansed" youngster with a cuiT, stretches out her hand for the next ones tail or leg iu the most business like and serious manner possible. The youngsters know their turns quite well. As each feels tho mo ment arrive it throws itself on its stomach, as if "overwhelmed with apprehension, the others meanwhile stilling their satisfaction at the way ?o and so is doing it," well warmed as those of the aristoe-! racy, A stove is always .thp priuci- ! pal item of furniture in than, and j these contrivances are used to deep : on as well as to cook m. I lie imi- and the in stant tne maternal paw is extended to grasp the tail, the subject of t he next experiment utters a piercing shriek, and throwing its arms for ward in the dust, allows itself to be dragged along a limp and helpless carcass, winking idl the time, no doubt, at its brothers and sisters at the way it is imposing on the old lady. But the old lady will stand no nd turning the child i, proceeds to put it-to rights, takes the kinks out of its tail and tiie knots oil t of its fur, pokes her lingi rs into its ears and looks at e.u-h of its toes, the irrepressible brat ail the time weai he' on its f.if-e jick, having no bed, curls hiin-'el;'i an ansuul expression ot hopeless "up on his stove at his time for going ; und incurable grief, those who have to rest; sometimes he may Ik foun-1 jainady been cleansed looking on creeping right into the stove and en-' with delight at the screaiijing farce, joying the delights of a good vapor ' and those who are waiting wearing bath. The amount of heat whi-h a ja becoming aspect of enormous Russian will stand is amazing, and : gravity. his carelessness in facing the cold j The old lady, however, hasher afterward not less so. " j joke, which is to cutf each youngster On a Sunday, which is washing j before she lets it go, and nimble as day all over Russia, vou may see in ! her ou.-pnr:gs are, she generally, to her credit bo it said, manages to "fetch theni oua on the ear'' before they are o:;t of reach. The father, meanwhile, sits gr.ivcly with his back to all these doraosuo matters, waiting for breakfast. Presently the mats before tiie hut doo are push ed down, and the women, with brass vessels in their hands, come out, ami while they scour pots with dust, exchange, between song.?, the coiiipisiiieiits o! toe morning. Sr. Louis, March 1(. The Rqtvb Ucan's Carthage, Mo., special says a tornado passed over a considerable part m pouthwest Missouri last night, accompanied by rain and hail. At Galena, jut across the Missouri line, it demolished some fifteen buildings, and mortally wounded two.persons and severely injured six others. The large tabernacle was completely destroyed. Several buildings were blown "down at Jop lin, but at Carthage the damage was slight. How She Bared Money. " "For nearly six yeare my daugh ter was most of the time on a sick bed from kidney and other disorders peculiar to women. We had used up our savings on doctors and prescriptions without any benefit Our domine advisetj us to use Par ker's Ginger Tonic, and four bottles effected a marvelous cure. As it has been our only medicine since, and a dollar's worth has kepi our family well over a year, we have been able to lay by "a little money again for a rainy day." A Poor Man's Wife. Arkansas women love to whistle And what is more Jovely than tulips well blown ? ' every village a mifjick who has been cooking himself in his stove till he is of it color like boiled lobster, rush naked into the snow and roll him self in it like a dog till he Jows all over to his ialUfaction. It seeris monstrous that one of thes Russian's principal protections against the cold his beard was laid under penalty by Peter the Great and sub sequently by Klizabf.th and Ca'.he rino II, when they were trying to civilize their subjects according to the custom of the West. Tiie.sc three sovereigns all laid a tax on beards ; and peasants entering citie3 on market days were required to ex hibit in proof that they had paid their tax. a brass coin stamped with bearded face and the words, 'boroda lignaia tiagotia,' (the heard tax has been settled). This absurd impost was abolished by Paul ; but the ef fects of it still survive in a manner, for the beard is still considered "bad fortn" iu aristocratic circles. Milita ry officers far only moustache and and whiskers 'x diplomatists and other servants eschew the whiskers and generally reap their faces alto gether. A Russian with a beard is pretty sure to be either a ,:pope" or a meiiibcrpf one of the classes below the upper mid-JL, Tne inonkevs .!v this time have i come closer to the preparation for .! 1. i , .. ioo'i. aim s;L Solemnly, household by household, watching every move ment. Hindoos do not hurry them selves in anything they do, but the monkey has a great deal of patience, and in the end, when the crowd has isioicn a iiuic., ana itie uoir hxs his morsel, and the children arc all sat- i-.fieu, the fragments of tho me. are thrown out on the ground for the ''blunder orgue," the monkey people, and it is booh discussed, the mother feeding the ca'oy before she herself eats. Round to Have It. "Go ahead." "Well, my ole woman ewars she's gwine to leave me. We can't get on werrv well, but I doan' want her to so."' "Then you'd better go home and j ask forgiveness and show your love for her." "Yes, sab, I'll frow my arms aroun' her de minit she opens de doah.' He returned at about the same hour on Tuesday, and when asked how his plans worked, he ex plained : "I doan' want to make any trub ble, but the minnit I begun to craw fish, de ole woman began to get sas sy and ride over me. She kicked my dog out doahs, called me names, and threatened me wid a club. Cap ting hasn't I got any authority ober dat female?" "Yes, but you must be careful." ''I'll be keerful, sah. I shan't lay hand.-) on her, but I'll gin her know who bosses dat cabin!" Just before dark he reappeared at the police station with his coat col lar ripped olF, his face scratched up and blood dropping from one of his cars. j "I doan' want to make any trub- j ole, he began, ' hut you see how tne plan worked? De minnit I begun to boss she f'.ew at me like a wolfess, I now! Dat's two 2- ' i.. ll en er.Ltii.lv 1. 1... . "' IU w:i?l;t H fl?'.it.T'i pi)t f'3 th! mt t';rn.et ftV-t. A VifGrrlnm St-fl Mr, iisa!'-1 Jvj r-rtin.-ir v.'.-iy, mt! iv.- C. r- ;t:U t.,r ,w. dollars!. Inferior Msl n e r-taa irom ix!?--n a i iii .0 'thi n-lce of our L- t'Utvi Is but Semla Ooltr-, j,Hi it Agrl-mitum! l!nr.)"TnvU ev r n .1.1 -J u:.-l : U -.o r. Scold Hcarri T-fn outwar thn.uof the ery iwt kindii if the orillnai-y bfa-l laul'l Doanirt. It will KWir tn potts r.hcrw alt irt-vi plows and nil utti'T plows have (iimi-to prov.-d a f;ti;nru With this pl'nr will tx inf rvjiic-l a npwmyleof l,W'vi':tiiiamlJ1ia' r I'.ilr.r, on which w bai mitatnad Pafc-atfl, anil whtrh nr.! nrrr.r4 lmprovinerit, UUi us r-ariij r.ear ana rtrcnetlu Ttie J littler can glilflcil r- as to u The wh'vl will run uiulcr tV batn " n sble f It ! 1- Irion" or la lin;I, rd it. enn 1 'ho !1Tr. I'd like some mo' an' whar' am ulans, an' now advice." - "Perhaps if you stay away from home all night she will be in a more ph'saant mood in the morning." "1'Vaps she will, sah. P'raps shell kinder 'sject dat I'ze dun jumped into de.ribber, an' niebbe dat will soften her up a bit." Tiie day force had scarcely taken po-sesiou of the station, Wednes day morning when in walked the man of trouble. Ilia hair was white with frost, his ears were like card board, and lie stood before the cap tain a full minute before he could gasp out: "(lone?" ' 'Who?" "Dun rone!" "What' is it?" "De ole woman! She picked up all de traps last night and slid, an' now, I'm turned out on de world wid empty pockets an' a system all broke down !" "Well, that's bad," muacdthe offi cer. "Yes, sah. an' ir's all owin' to you." "Me?" "Yes," sah. If I'd begun right wid dat woman If I'd cotchc-d her by de w;nd an'lifteu her toes of de lloo' when she gin me tie fust sassy word, I'd be p-jken do fiah in de kitchen stove dis werry minnit. I tried de crawfish plan, an' I tried coershun, an' I tried de suicide dodge, an' now heah's a mass of ruins as de result. Take down my name as a wagrant an' send me up whar' I kin forgit ray grief. Gone dun gone dun "one f ' To Cat Sod-s. Pay as Vou Go. Kldcr Traverse was once tiie ino.-t noted man in Eastern New York as a camp meeting Jeader. He had a powerful voice, was a fluent 6f?eaker. and in tho prime of life cou'id get away with any man whoever sought to disturb his meeting. The elder was once holding a camp meeting near Yonkers, and. word reached him that a notorious rough, known as "Chicago Rob," in tended to be on hand on Sunday for a row. lie made no reply and Jook no precautions, and when Rob appeared on the grounds with a ci gar in his mouth and a slun-ilut ' jn his slcevj, the elder didn't grow pale for a cent. Rob had conie out. there to run things, and he tool; a forward seat. When tho pcopieetart ed to sing he began crowing, and thus created a confusion. "Robert, you had better sit down,"1 observed the elder, as he came for ward. "Chicago Rob sils down for no man," ua.; the 'eply. "Sit down, Robert "continued Use elder, as he put his arm on ihe loaf er's arm. "Jlere goes to clean out the My motto is, Pay as you go, and keep from small scores. Short reck onings are soon cleared. Pay what you owe, and what vou're worth , .,,,!! 1.,-...... T ,.t i,". i Lut no "lick for me. letter go to bed without your supfe than get up in debt. Sins and debts are ill ways more than we think them to be. Little by little a man gets over hoad and cars. It is the petty ex penses that empty the purse. Money is round and roils away easily. . Tom Thriftless buys what he docs not want because it is a great bar uain, and so is soon brought to sell what he docs want, and finds it a very ir.tle bargain ; he cannot say "No" to his friends who want him to be security ; he gives grand din ncrs, tiiukts many holidays, keeps a fat tabic, lets his wife dress tine, never looks idler his servants, and ' in" and by he is quite surprised to ri'ud tiu: quartt-f day. come round so fast, and ihut his 'creditors bark so loud, lie has sown his money in the field of thoughtlessness, and now he wonders that ho has to reap the harvest of poverty. Stiil he hopes for something to turn up to help him out of diflicu'ty, and so mitddits himself in more trouble, forgetting that hope and expecta tion :.re fool's income. Reing nam up, he goes to market with empty i.oelc's and buys at what- Take a board eight to nine inches wide, four to six feet long, and cut downward all around ttie board, then turn the board over and cut again alongside the edge of the boards, and so on as many sods as needed. Then cut the turf with a spade, all the same length; Rcgin on one end, and roll together. Eight inches by five feet is about as much as a man can handle conveniently. It is very easy to load them on a wagon, cart or barrow, and they can be quickly laid. After laying a good place, sprinkle a little with a watering-pot if the sods are dry; the use the back of the spade to smooth them a little. If a very fine effect is wanted, throw a shovelful or two of good earth over each square yard, anu smooth it with tiie back of a steel rake. roltt, 1.20t, "To sum it up, six Ion 2 years of bed-ridden sickness, costing 2lK) per year, total S1.2UJ all of this ex pense was stepped by taking three l oules of Hop 1 Jitters, taken by my wife. She has done her own house work for a year since, without the loss of a day, and I want everybody to know it lor their benefit." A', i,'. Fii.-.r.e,: crowd !" cried Bib as ho pwloJ oil his coat. Next instant the elder hithini ua dcf tho car, and as he fell over a bench, he was followed up and hit again rnd at.ain, and while in a s-'tm-unconseious state he wtts car ried oft bv his friends. Next day he-was the first one to go forward for prayers. The elder put his hand on h:3 head and ukod : 'Robert. 0. "I am."' "Are you really seeding irr faith ?" "You bet I am ! If faith helps a man to get in his work 03 quick as vou did yesterday I'm bound to ; Lavj ii if I have to sell mr hat !"' i , , j . He didn't tret it verv etronf. but he did no more crowing while thej meeting Lifted. Wall Sired An'' you in earnest ?" ever prices tradesmen like to charge hi in, and so he pays them double and efts deeper and deeper in the mire. il.H Je.ids him and trying little tri. dodges, for it is hard s'sck to stand upright. not to answer, tor lo scheming ui nfi'l mean for an empty This 13 sure schemes are like s ubs. whiiih never catch anything better than flies, and are soon swept away. As well attempt to mend your shoes with brown paper or sttn a broken window with a sheet of ice as try to patch up fulling busincs3 with maiio:iiveriii! choking. When the schemer out,, he u l.it.u a dog in and l ji found churuh, whom everybody and like a 1anel ot rwwder. whicl iubodv .wants for a neighbor. Ax excellent hint is eiven in the following item : Dr. Hall" relates the case cf a man who was cured of his biliousness bv coinz without his supper and drank freely of lemon ade. Every morning, eay3 the doc tor, the patient arose" with a won derful sense of rest and refreshment. and feeling as though the blood had been literally washed, cleansed and cooled by the lemonade and fast. liu theory is tnat food can be used s a remedy for rr.anv diseases suc cessfully. As an example, ho cure mttini? of blood bv this epilepsy, by watermelons kidnev affections, by celery ; poison, by ol ive or sweet oil ; erysij ekis by pound ed cranberries applied to the narts affected : hydrophobia, bv onions, etc. So tho wav to keen in srood health is reallv lo know what rnt nn,l 1 what medicines to take. re the closing wonh 1 Following oi President Lincoln's first inaugu ral. 1 here in nothing more be;MU. ful in the English language than the final sentence c "I am loath to close, We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bond, of affection. The mystic chords of memory Elretching from every battlefield and every patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as sure ly they will be, by the better angels of our nature." "An Indian cirl who was sudden ly kissed at a party has become in sane." This paragraph was read by our Doc to his trirl the other even ing, and then he queried : "D you suppose that's' true?" She blustied sli" fitly, and then like a true trirl re plied :"I don't know, but 1 think I'd risk it." Doc savs he is perfect ly at home now. To make shoe begs enough for American use consumes annually 100,00 ) cords of timber, and to make Inciter matches, 3'JO,000 cubic feet of the best pine are required every year. Lusts and boot trees t;ike 500,000 cords of birch beech and maple, and the handles of tool 500, OOO inoie. Said a school teacher: "If I have ten apples and give you' five and your hi:: bicther tjve.'what will 1c left?" "I'll be left," respenuod thp younger brothr-; fo'r he will get away with all ot them. "That's the kind of a presidential candidate he The condition of the Utes is said to be one of discontent Tho last lot of paper collars sent them had the button holes omitted. Less time fepeuj n idle dreaming and devoted to the? duties' . of life would give us wealth and contentment. Intelligence tests wisdom tests follies. ignorance and r 1 1 iut wno are the intelligent and who are the wijc? A merchant who has a bookkcepr er who has but one arm alludes to him as his short hand writer, Michigan has produced - a piz with a trunk. This thing should be checked, Shipwrecked sailors never need to starve while there U a bight of rope left. Some men are never sweet on their wives except at a masquerade ball. Lviha K. PiXniuw's Vegetable, The createst mMhm"Wnpr,llff n j 1 j ,1 - l.-. T r-.r - r vuiijuuuu 11:13 uonc mouaanas or turn oi;t tho &maiie;t potatoes women more good than the medi cine of many doctors. It 13 a posi tive cure for all female complaints. Send to Lydia E. Pinkham for pamphlet. Ycnnor red hair. isn't to blame. He has ilvr.-. bo Jr.-rt on Irc'l. &:W ft:'.i--.s l.-. -o l'i Uue. 'I ho tim 1? aiijtiMtatjIo fur Sl-rlnif or tall tlowinff-. ami t Lsi l-r t.v rr tj--- D .r-.;i 'I he hMMllnt -:in bo u(ijur.l"d u sec 'ip:noi3itW it 1114a or iiy eu tije imu i i w. It ! tho Ll'hti-i-t lr.M vr tnudo. Y.'cnWn beuirn aiv (fiHtiout of -u-vs Ui-naiv! tlry fhnk. nr",A. an.! rzr,. t.A P- tit na tvo scaanr:)! p.iilp KM. -.'ie oeanM nn.- irua ar.r.:riUK a& i oc;.u. nnt:ii H wov-m u: n I t t A SMvjl beam Is tii w o: f.v tlar. ii hi Uirt ijiuM ti KU".r. -iA wry uiu ! ll-tf t thsa n tih ' - v Whoi w sat a !! Hoaid b t-lii'- t. Uf Vdnnvs fcaow it b s'1. ''' t not pulm oil on Ui'-ir a ti:'it: n i-t vart- will und c;J t' fUHU-l t:LJ. .r v.iut agents t-ir this n- w l'i r.v 1 1 c.vrr tiwn la Itilj siau-. Wi. run jrt.s bur, a wv- &nM tiivnt tWM. tost w t-l l f" t'n? .'kitrt4! Tr .-ivhr. 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