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jr;- • : K A 5 iflDDLETOWN, NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 23, 1874. vol. vn. NO. 21. Select |o([trß. it I it I 1 ScUctedfor the Transcript by G. T. Jf. CHAMOMILE TEA. BT DAVID PAUL BROWN. Let doctors or quacks prescribe as they may, of their nostroins for me ; For I firmly believe what the old women say, That there's nothing like Chamomile Tea 1 It strengthens the mind ; it enlivens the brain ; It converts all sorrows to glee ; It brightens our pleasures ; it banishes pain ; Then what is like Chamomile Tea? Yet In health it ia harmless, and—say what you please— One thing is still certain with me ; It suits equally well with every disense:— Oh ! there's nothing like Chamomile Tea ! In colds or consumption—I pledge you my word— Or in chills, or in fevers, d'ye see, There's nothing such speedy relief will afford As a dose of good Chamomile Tea 1 The young nnd the old, the strong and the weak, And patientsof ev'ry degree, The dying, or dead, if permitted to speak, Must eulogize Chamomile Tea ! Your fam'd panacea—spice rhubarb and stuff— Which daily und hourly we see Crack'd up for all cures in some newspaper puff, Can't be puff'd into Chamomile Tea ! The cancer and colic, the scurvy aud gou*, The Itluez aud all evil "d'esprit," When once fairly lodged, can tie only forced out By forcing in—Chamomile Tea ! You all know the story, how Thetis's son Was dipped to the heal iu the sea ; The sea's alia farce —for the way it was done, He was hardened by Chamomile Tea ! Or, if dipp'd in the Styx, ns others avow— Which 1 nIso deny, by the pow'rs— The styx, it is plain, must, i ? way or how, Have been bnr.k d up by Chamomile flowers ! When sentenced to die, foolish Clarence, they ■uy, Met his fate in a butt of Malmsey ; He'd have foiled the "crook'd tyrant " and lived to this day Had he plung'd into Chamomile Tea! Let Misses and Madams, in tea-table chat, and sprightly Bohea; may fit them for scandal—or such things as tllHtr— Hut it s nothing like Chamomile Tea ! Sip their Hv It Let tipplers (1 spendthrifts to tave And be soaked in their resort, ps cop-a pie ; and lukny, their claret aud port, The clmmpng Are poison to Chamomile Tea ! Why, the nectar the gods and their goddesses quaff In potations Tho' Homer mistake* it—nay, prny do net laugh— I suspect it was Chamomile Tea ! Thro fill up your goblets, aud round let them pass, While the moments nnd hours they (lee ; And let each gallant youth pledge his favorite lass In a bumper of Chamomile Tc* ! vival and free, Select jïftoni. An Effective Temperance Speech. " A speech, a speech from Wilton," cried the thoughtless fellows. " He can't make a speech cn cold water. I defy him," said oue of the number. " My friends," began Wilton. " Hear, h< a ! b *'s really in for it now,' cried a young mau whose flushed chicks gave pitiful signs of his devotion to the bottle. " Wilton is on his feet." The comrade whom they called Wilton was a young man some twenty-three years of age. Upon his fuce, within his eyes, a Buttled melancholy rested ; his munners were as grave as those of au old man.— Ho was often called " Wiltou the steady," on account of his quiet adherence to prin ciple. The head partner in the firm in whose employ Wilton was, gave a great party once a year, and it was to this gathering that Wilton was persuaded to come. In vain his companions tempted him with the wine that flowed freely. The " firm Christians, as, iudeed, did the world generally. They gave largely to charities and to the church, where their seats were seldom empty. They did a great deal of good with their money, yet in placing this fiery temptation before young men, some of whom were as yet without fixed principles, they committed a gross and almost fatal error. Looking about him, Wilton saw already many faces flushed with inebriation ; many eyes that, spite of tbeir flash and sparkle, moved with diffi culty, and that dire unsteadiness that marked the incipient stage of drunken ness. considered themselves good " My friends," he said, and then paus ed, as if to give greater emphasis to what might follow, " I am goiog to make a confession." Some of the company smiled at this, but by far the greater number were awed at the sad yet earnest tones of his voice. " Five years ago I had a brother, a bright, beautiful lad, iu whom the hopes «f a large family aircle centered. He was nailed a genius, and he was one. Sensi tive, gentle-hearted, and generous to a fault, he also gave promise of extraordi nary vigor ef mind. Ooe night several boys in the village where I was bom re solved te have a frolie. The party was to be a secret one, and we were eaeh to carry from our homes, if we could, provi sons and wine. It came off with success. There was good sheer; there were bright and flowing liquors; we were all young and buoyant. My brother bad never tas ted wiDe. Whether it was a disinclina tion caused by bis natural dislike, or whether it vas intuition that led him to avoid it as dangerous to him, I do Dot know — I only know—and the recollection at thia moment ia burning in my baaiB—that we all thought if wo eould get Herbert drunk it would be fine fun. Fiends eould not have set themselves more ingeniously to work to accomplish this objeet than we I was foremost in the attempt. I will not excuse myself, nor in aught pal liate my eonduct, I knew he had a man uscript poem at home, that bad been pro nounced remarkable by competent critics; I knew be could improvise almost without mental effort, and expected under the stimulus of the fiery serpent—whose sting 1 dread more than 1 dread death—his brain would be quickened, and we should be charmed, perhaps amazed at the exhi bitions of his rare gift. " At last we prevailed, but instead of quickening, the wine stupified his facul ties. A few glasses reduced him to a state of utter inebriety. " The party broke up. We were all wild with excitement; he alone was im moveable, and quite insensible. There was no arousing him from a state ef death less tleep into which he had fallen. I dared ro' lake him home that night, fearing our frolic might be found out in getting him to his room. So we left him as com fortably as we could place him—his hand some face flushed and almost purple, his active brain for ouco completely stupified. " In the morning I was awakened by the sounds of sobs. A white, scared face stood over me ; a trembling, weak voice cried out. " I sprang from my bed. My friends, I knew the truth soon enough. Herbert had recovered consciousness in the night, sufficient te mislead him. He had fallen from the window, a height of twenty feet He was still living. In vain my prayers and tears aud anguish." His voice fal tered. " Young men, he is living yet, but an incurable idiot! Now will you ask me to take the accursed stuff? Yes, the curse of the living God rests upon it. It has burdened my life ; it has ruined ns nolde an intellect as over was ready to do battle with the faults and follies of the world.— Do you still jeer and laugh because I will not lie jovial ? I toll you, if it was a liv ing thing I would strangle it—and there is nothing upon earth I hate with such a hatred." The all the again.— Welchman and Rcßector. did «a deep silence. Not one in eil inclined to drink was pnnv sc«' Story on Tom Marshall. —-Tom Mar shall at one time indulged in such exces ses that his friends became alarmed, and determined to make an effort to reclaim him. Mr Mangum was designated to remonstrate with the wild Kentuckian, and endeavor to impress him with a proper sense of the pciil of his position. " I'll hear uuy thing you have to say. Mangum, said Marshall, as the Senator opened the conversation. friends have been greatly c*n cemed at the manner in which you have been conducting yourself." " Don't wonder at it. Been badly bothered myself. Sent you hear to talk with me, didn't they ? " " Yes; they thought as I sometimes take a glass myself, my advice would have the more effect." " You do drink too mueh, Mangum.— I've been thinking of speaking to you on the subject. Rut what do you want me to.do? " " Your friends have tho greatest admi ration for your genius and talents. They ^confident that with sobriety and up plication you might reasonably aspira to the highest place under the government." " What do you think I could get? " " I have no doubt you might be made Chief Justice of the United States." " There's been one Chief Justice in my family ; I don't caro to follow him." " You might even hope to become President." " No great credit te follow Captain Tyler. Rut I tell what I'll do, Mangum; you make me President of the United States, and if I don't make you Secretary of State I'll agree to be blanked ! Let's take a drink."— An Olu Stager, in llai per's Magazine foi' June. » Y Bringing Hens to Order. —Max Ade ler says : We ltarn from an exchange that " The Legislature of Massachusetts has lately passed a law makiog it neces sary that a dozen eggs weigh one and one hulf pounds." Wu approve of this. The hens have too long had their own way in this business of laying eggs, and they have cODStaotly defrauded the public. It is high time this outrage was crushed, and we are glad that the Legislature of Maasachusetta is gning to do it. If the American citizens are to be imposed upon with impunity by debauched and oorrupt chickens, the government for which Wil liam Penn and John Haneock died ia a dis graceful failure. Ilerealter Massachu setts bens will either have to lay two ounce eggs or emigrate. The people will sub mit to their tyranny no longer. They have bom the yolk uutil it is almost unen durable. They denounce present prices for present eggs as eggstortion, and bens they demand a reform with the determi nntisn to draw up this chicken bill and pullet through the Legislature. One of our residents about to depart West, desires to sell a sitting in one of the most eligible groceries in town, stove is one of the most powerful iD the market and the cracker and sugar barrels are within easy distança . —Danbury News. The I But she Sbe had no husband and iumor. Bound to Gist a Subscriber Any Way. —He was once bd a jaunt in the township of White Oak, Ingham county, sticking to every farmer until he got bis name and money, and it so happened that be came to a house where death bad called a few hours before. The furmer's wife was laid out, and the husbandman and his children were grieving over her loss when the editor knocked at the doer. "What's up?" inquired the editor, as he saw the farmer's solemn countenance before him. "My wife is dead," replied the farmer. "Is that so?'' mused the editor, a little disappointed. "Did she die easy?" "Dropped off like a lamb." "Did she say anything?" "Not a word—just went right to sleep like." "I didn't know," continued the editor, a sad look on his face, "but what she might have requested you to subscribe for the Cascade,, which you know is the best paper in the country. If you want it I'll take your name right in, and un der the circumstances I won't charge a cent for the obituary notioe !" The farmer hung off for a while, but before the editor went away he bad two additional dollars in his poeket, and had wiitten nut an obituary notice for publica tion, which the bereaved husband pro nounced "a mighty smart piece."— De troit Free Dress. A very portly gentleman being obliged to take a trip across the country, off from the railroad route, sent a servant to the stage office to secure him two seats, so that he should not be crowded. The man soon returned, and was askod if he had executed the order, and he re plied that he had. "In what part of the coach are the scats?" said the gentleman. "One is on the inside of the stage, and the other is outside with the driver," said the shrewd fellow. "Hans," said his grandfather one day. "take this jug nnd go out and get me sonic beer." "All right, give the money." "Oh! it is easy enough to get beer with money, the thing is to get it without mon ey." Hans goes out and soon returns with the jug. His grandfather, after try ing in vaiu to get a drink, says: "Hans, this jug is e ter," replied the urchin, "it is easy enough to drink beer when the jug is full ; the thing is to get & drink wheu it is empty." p'y " "So mueh the bet A school teacher we wot of sent a small boy with a note to his juicy spicy, asking her cun} any the next evening. He hand ed the boy ten cents for his services, with the unto. Rut the hoy, never having car ried notes before, supposed the money was for the gill, und accordingly delivered it with the note. The girl wrote an answer telling the school teacher ha might come sec her, but it was not necessary for him to send so much money, as she would have allowed him to coma far a nickel.— Scotl and Co., Ne tvs. At a prayer meet of colored people in Erie, the decency and good order of the meeting being disturbed by a negro nam ed Rrown, whose prayers in public were only incoherent ravings, the pastor inquir ed : "What fool nigga's dat prayin' down dar near the doe?" A dozen people plied with one voice: "It am bruddah Rrown, sah." "Den" replied the pastor, "Bruddah Rrown subside, and let some one pray dat's better 'quainted wid de Lord !" re A Highland clergyman, eminent for his piety aud simplicity of heart, but also noted for great eccentricity of character, surprised his bearers by introducing the following passage into one of his prayers : "O Lord! we desire to offer our grateful thanks unto Thee for the seasonable relief which Thou hast sent to the poor of this place, from Thy inexhaustible store-house iu the great deep, and which every day we bear called upon our streets : 'Fine, fresh herrings, sax a penny ! sax a pen ny !" A German saloon keeper in Millorsburg say a: "Ven I goes to mine bet I sleeps aot good. I dreams in mine head dut I hears dein veniens braying and siBgin' in mine ears dot Jesus loves me. Dot bothers me so I got right straight up and valk on de floor and take anudder glass of beer." An Iowa girl, who probably knows whereof she speaks, says: are always talking about patronizing their own town—always harping on that duty —and yet they go abroad to get married, while here we all stand waiting! I do hope that seme of the men who marry eastern women will get cheated." "Some men The Ruling Passion Strong in Dan ger. —An alarm of fire was the other day given in a New York hotel. "Landlord," said a gueBt, "is the house on fire?" "Yes sir." "Well, give us one more drink if you please, and we'll get!" A Chinese girl is now undergoing trial at Pekin, charged with being the captaiD of a piratical craft recently blown up in one of the Chinese rivers. ~ couldn't help it bad to blow up something. The Washington "Burglary. The United States District Attorney's office at Washington has acquired a dis creditable notoriety in everything that re lates to the criminal business Its odor is as bad as that of tha Pulice Court, which has become infamous throughout the coun try for extortien and oppression. The law links them together, and the incumbents are bound by the dose ties of common in terest, instinct, and sympathies. George P. Fisher, the District Attor ney, has, when not under tho influence of liquor, united to his legal functions those of a jobber under the Ring by contracts aud other emoluments which have served to make him a willing instrument in their service at the expense of the community. He has presided over these mongrel con ventions, made partisan speeches, and obeyed the orders of the Boss without question. The criminal branch of that office has been turned over to a certain Richard Har rington, who went to Washington a few years ago as an adventurer without a green bag, who is wholly ignorant of law, and does not rank above the throng of shysters that invest our police courts. Socially his is that of a vulgar blusterer, quite in keeping with that of his asso ciates. It was of the first importance to the Ring to securo all the events leading to the Criminal Court and to have the polieo under their subjection. Both objects have been accomplished, and by means of this pernicious influence they have exercised a terrorism over the reputation and property of taxpayers, who have shown tho least disposition to resist their extortions. This fellow Ilarriugton was made Sec retary of the District Government under Shepherd. While holding the other place, and in addition to these two offices, he is now acting as one of tho Ring counsel be fore the investigating committee. These facts will serve as an introduction to one of tho most diabolical schemes ever at tempted by any civilized community, aud bring out into still bolder relief tile utter ly desperate character of the robbers,who. under the favor of the Prisidrnt, have bankrupted the District of Columbia. About three weeks ago Harrington pre tcudad to have received an anonymous letter from New York stating that his safe was to be forced opeu to obtain eertni pors which it protected. This information was professedly given by a betrayed con federate. The letter was shown to the Chief of Police, and they arranged togeth er tho programme for the night of the 23d of April,«bun the "burglary" was to come off'. It so happens that Police Headquarters almost adjoin the District Attorney s of fice. Near midnight Harrington, the Chief of Police, Thomas Shepherd, broth er of the Boss ; A. B. Williams, a hanger on about the Police Court; and three de tectives, appeared on the ground. The last three were stationed in the rear of the premises, and the others stood oppo site the building at a distance. Two men entered not long after, raised tha front window, closed the blinds, and proceeded to wsrk. They were distinctly heard forcing the safe, and Richards, the Chief of Police, desired to enter and ar rest them in the act. joeted that it would not carry out his plans. After a time a violent explosion was heard which shattered tho windows and opeued the safe. When an hour had elapsed tho I two men were seen to leave the building, one carrying a bag. They took different directions, and in spite of all the alarm, one of them walked quietly off. The other went on as if nothing had happened, and even inquired from one these watchers his way to F street. It is stated that he was not only shown th? street, but conducted to tho door of Mr. Columbus Alexander, one of the memo rialists most active in pursuit of tho Ring, a large property holder, and a well-known citizen of Washington, rang tho bell of the entrance door and that of the area violently,without any response. At that point Richards arrested him.— When called before tho police noxt day he waived a hearing, refused the aid of counsel, and went to jail in default of bail. The Ring organs were all sileuced after the first slight allusion to the affair, and no mention of it has since been made by them in any way. Tha material facts arc derived from the reports of the Chief of Polies, who excus es his own emission of duty by pleading that it was the District Attorney's office, and that Harrington personally directed the operations of that night, aided by his own chosen friends. He prevented the arrest and permitted the escape ef one of the parties. The effort to suppress this mystery by the press and the failure to investigate it thoroughly provoked suspicion, which was intensified by the knowledge that Mr. Alexander had been previously approach ed by unknown persons, suggesting that important papers could be procured in an irregular wny. He of course gave them no countenance. Harrington, who had been very noisy before the committee, sud denly slunk away and barely showed him Belf to keep up appearance. Tho almost universal belief at Washing ton is that thia shocking scheme cocted by tha Ring in order to entrap Mr. Alexander, connect his name with a pre pared "burglary," indict him federate, and thus produce a reaction a gainst the memorialists. Tha plan evi dently was for tba "burglar" to enter when tha deor opened—as they expected—and t) ia pa of! Rut Harrington ob The "burglar" was con as a con a then to take him and the inmates to pris on. In the records of human depravity there ia hardly any crime that exceeds this in deliberate villainy. It lias all tha ele ments of weakness and wickedness, which are characteristics of Ilarringten, who ap pears throughout iu the leading part, as well as uf Shepherd. Until Congress was about to take notice of the outrage, no in quiry was proposed. Then a grand jury sprinkled with Ring jobbers and the Ring Legislature were inspired with a sudden zeal ef investigation, in order to white wash their friends and allies. New that tho joint committee ia direct ed to cvamine into this daring crime, we shall expect to see it probed to the bottom and the culprits held up to public indig nation. Be their guilt what it may, they will not be punished, for the District At torney is bouud to protect his subordinate and the Ring, and the courts are any thing but independent. And wheu the plundered people of Washington ory out for relief, these thieves turn round auda ciously aud ask, "Why don't you go te the courts ?" as emy. of after tion and tion the als. tics, tion, three the uf the uf ing. in all of Oue ol the Ring attorneys was caught tampering with the notorious Kirthnd, when under a false name evading process nud secreted in the room of a confederate, lie had been summoned to prove the ruption of Shepherd's partner, another is detected heading an apparent conspiracy to disgrace and rnin a leading eitizen, and thus damage the cause of its memorialists. These are the weapons of the Ring to strike di^wn opposition and to defend their corruption. Look at them ! It is a singular coincidence that Har rington, Williams, Clephane, Shepherd, Baker, and others, who have figured prominently in all the recent developments of conspiracy, false figures, fraudulent measurement, and similar iniquities, are the identical men who came to New York last summer for the purpose of forcibly ab ducting the editor of the S cor And now ly staff Wo had j exposed theu what is proven now, and in j do order*!«« muzzle the press aud arrest this publicity they left Washington in a crowd. m. of cheored on their way by the Secretary of ber the Treasury and him of the Navy, nnd bearing with them commands to willing ! tha nois here to exert their official power to | lin, consummate another outrage on the liberty of tree speech. If there be justice left, some of these seouudrels will yet learn to know how stern it can ba when punish- only luent is so well deserved — N. Y. Sun. the for ed Inklation.—T he editor of tho New Yoik Tribune having by some means or utlie obtained a one dollar Treasury note, has beeu, we fear, at once converted into an inflationist. The possession of money, especially in large and unexpected quan tities, is extremely demoralizing and pos sibly some enemy of hard cash placed that bill " where it would do most good." The editor is both descriptive—as be ing a new thing to him—and meditative. He is also we are shocked to say, rather sarcastic. " The crisp one dollar bill is a work of art simply beautiful. Fresh from the press, with the promise to pay unbroken by a crease, its pictures unsoiled and un wrinklod, and its crinkly sound as signifi cant of wealth as was the jiugle of coiu in the barbarous times when promise had contingent relations with performance, the dollar bill is an object of admiration aud delight. Few things are superior to it in nature or in art. On the upper left-hand corner Christopher Columbus is discover ing the Land of promise ; in the centre is the promise to pay of the land he discov ered, and on the lower right baud corner, the signature of Treasurer Spinner, a gen tleman whoso integrity is as Roman as the nose of the Father of His Country, whose portrait adorns the middle of the bill, because lie never told a lie. There may be citizens who have never seen this work. And yet there are people who go about making a fuss because this, the best currency in the world, bears promise of the United States to pay a dollar, aud the United States never pay a dollar, and will not say when, or if ever, they will pay the dollar. It is a neat and pretty currency, and by thejime it gets te the Mississippi river will be as sweet and pure as the politics of the country, of which it is the emblem. What a pity it would be to substitute coin for it, or do anything to interfere with its mission. go the lie by of a ' on Somewhat Condensed. —A French chemist is said to have condensed the body of his wife into the spaco of an ordinary seal, aud had her highly polished and set in a ring. lie made a nice income by bet ting, with lapidaries nnd others, that they could not toll the material of the set in three guesses, and after pocketing the money, burst into tears, anil say: "It is my dear, dead wife. I wear her ou nty Anger to keep alive pleasant remembrances of her." We are told that a Detroit man has lived two weeks on sixteen cents, aud " hasn't been hungry at all,"—but we don't believe it. If the cents had been the big old-fashioued ones, they would havo hardly appeased bis appetite two weeks. Why, we once knew a man who lived for three years on a big bill, and be was hungry pretty much all tho time. a An icicle nearly two feet long fell from a Maio street building, Friday afternoon, and went poiut first down the hack of an elderly gcDtleman who was standing on the walk below talking about foreign mis Tho subject was immediately changed .—Danbury News. - te War Academy at Berlin. Any lieutenant iu the army who has served three years with his regiment as a commissioned officer may present himself as a candidate for admission into the acad emy. About one hundred and fifty nn nually offer themselver as candidates, und of this number about fifty are admitted, after a very searching examination, academy is undoubtedly the best institu tion of the kind in the world, and is in tended to give officers of marked ability and ambition the moat thorough instruc tion in all the higher branches of their profession, and thus fit them for servies in the stuff, c >rps, aidi-dc-camp and as gener als. Among the branches taught are tac tics, strategy, military history, fortifica tion, attack and defense, topography, the duties of the administrative brandies, staff service; and in connection with, or as preparatory for, these subjects, pure math ematics, mechanics, chemistry, goology, natural philosophy, general history and literature, and the Russian, French and English languages, three years. In each year the lectures continue from the beginning of October to the end of Juno. During the vacations at the close uf the first and second years the students return to their regiments to take part in the autumn manœuvres. Toward the end uf the second year's course they have several weeks' exercise iu practical survey ing. At the close of the third year's course they take part with tho professors in a "general staff tour," the object of which is to give them practice in making reconnaissances, executing topographical sketches, selecting sites for encampments, positions for troops, etc. They are now all returned to their regiments. From a mong the graduates some twelve or fifteen of the most able and indue rious are usuul This my key of a of It to The course lusts ly selected as candidates for the general staff corps. During the y«ar succeeding their exit from the War Academy these do duty for about eight months with arms of service different from that to wh'cli they originally belonged. Those of the num ber who acquit themselves satisfactorily under this further test are now ordered to tha head-quarters of the staff corps at Ber lin, where they remain for some years longer, undo. 1 the immediate orders aud instruction of Yon Mwltke. During this time they are constantly being taught not only the eurreut duties of the various di to visions into which the head-quarters arc separated, but they receive lectures from the chief himself, arc required to prepare for him reports ou various subjects, and ! in accompany him on annual tours for field practice—in short, they arc still at school, They arc now again sent back to their regiments, and it is only after the lapse of a some months that those finally selected by Von Moltke are definitively appointed j captains in the general staff corps, and be- i come members thereof, entitled to wear its uniform. These captains are now assign- 1 ed to various duties, according to the , wants of the service and their respective peculiar qualifications. Most of them sent to the head-quarters of troops ; others go to Rerlin.—General Geo R. M'Clel lan, in Harper's Magazine for June. ths New York Tri A day or two ag bunc had an admirably turned paragraph ! hitting off - the follies and foibles, if not | somethiug worse, of the parties who run the Federal Treasury and furnish the pub lie with a pictured eurreuey. The occa- ( sion was a notice of the new ten cent note, : •the west corner" of which is a sup posed likeness of Philadelphia's late dis tiuguished citizen, Win. M. Meredith! The writer thinks the law forbidding the ; use of the phizzes of living persons ou our currency need not stand in the way of utilizing some of tho present and late j occupants of the Treasury, they being all j by late exposures killed very dead, and to j this end suggests for tho twenty-five cent i note a picture of the Secretary of the Treasury, for the ten cent the phiz of his assistant, and for the five that of Sanborn, adds, " then a quarter ! of a dollar would go as ' a Richardson,' a ten cent piece as ' a Sawyer,' and a five cent piece as ' a Sanborn.' Change for ' a Richardson ' would be two 4 Sawyers ' aud a 4 Sanborn.' It would perpetuate these honored names and be a very good on 4 Thus, tho Tribu . thing for the bank note companies. The ! whole article is iu most humorous vein, j yct touches abuses hinted at more effeo lively than woiild sober argument. 1 /til- j adelphia Ledger. | A Considerate Husband.— This man I knew wluit ho was about. lie lived in the country, and in buying nil axe the other day, lie was particular to select the smallest lie could find. An acquaintance axed him why lie did so, and he replied, "Well, my wife isn't enjoying very good health this winter, and if I get n heavier one, I'm afraid she wou't be able to cut the wood." A bachelor had the blues, jnd applied to a doctor for medicino. Tho doctor in quired into his case, and wrote a prescrip tion in Latin, which tho bachelor took to the drug-store. Translated, the prescrip lion read: "Seventeen yards of silk, with a woman in it." After the druggist got through laughing, the bachelor proposed to a lady that evening, and was married in two weeks. ! ___ There ia a prejudice iu human kind against large ears. As the poet says : i " Mon wants but little ear below nor I nants that little long." Agricultural. Raising Turkeys. It does not cost any more, or much more, to raise a pound of turkey than % pound of hen flesh. In the summer they require to be fed less, being masterly cam on their own account, while in paigners winter very likely their nervous disposi tion demands somewhat more stimulus tliau other fowls. If well fed they do not require nearly as careful bousing as tho hen, although it is good policy to make them roost in doors; but, left to them selves, they prefer to weather out the wildest storm iu the tree-tops. Finally, when brought to market, their flesh is worth much more than that of the hen, so that, other things being equal, it is econo my to keep them instead. Also,—and this is well worth considering,—allowing that the percentage of loss of young tur key chicks under the most perfect ageme&t is greater than the loss of chicks of the common fowls; still, the turkeys that survive reach such a great weight that a given number of pounds of turkey may, perhaps, be raised with less labor than the same quantity of flesh of the common fowls. The breeding of turkeys is much better than formerly. The importance of tho selection of the stoutest and largest gob blers for breeding, is better recognized, and the facts that a too scanty range, in sufficient food, and close in-and-in breed ing, dwarf the stock, and render it feeble, aud cause the chicks to die otf, are better known. Also, wild turkeys are crossed with tame more frequently since the value of such infusion of blood has been seen. It is iu this country, if anywhere, that we should uaturally expect the domestic stock to reach its highest perfection, and our poultry breeders may justly feel a peculiar pride in this strictly Americau produc tion — Poultry World. hi an Strawberries. Those who grow strawberries in clou® beds where the plants ure thick together, should look well to the thinning ol surplus pluuts at this seas to have been tended to a: ut of This "light .lœ pi. ver .d growing, but it is very seid they are generally left to ci :h plant to get a living as A weed is a plant growing d-m vd each other, and best it can. where it was not invited, und a lot of strawberry plants growing together in quantity than arc necessary to a good crop, are neither more nor less ti au weeds. Thin the plants out to about four inches apart, and tin y will then give a much better crop than if allowed to grow as thick together as they genorally do; besides, the fruit will bn of finer size, \\'e have seen some p 'ople who have beds of considerable size, with the plants run thick together without care, take two lines and strotch them through the bed, about one foot apart, and h tween them. The plants are left then in straight rows. It is a quick way of thin ning, and though not «juite as good as pulling out the weak plants and leaving ung oues, wherever they may be, is still the best where there is much to bu done, and little time to do it in. rnoro out all be til that au Italian professor that perfumes from flowers have «a cbem cal effect on the atmosphere, converting its oxygen into ozone, aud thus increasing its health imparting power. As tho ro suit of his researches he states that ces of cherry, laurel, lavender, mint, j per, melons, fennel, and bergamot among those which develope the largest quantities of ozone, while anise and thyiuu develope it in a less degree. Flower® j destitute of perfume have no such effect, i He very naturally room mends that dwellers in marshy localities and near places infected with animal emanation® should surround their homes with a jirofu ! sion of the most odoriferous flowers commendation which the Creator,'throu/h IIealth from Flowers. —It is reported has discovered • - L-en no a re their beauty and fragrance, addresses tu the seuses of all sensible people. A Fearful Alternative. —Matilda Fletcher's proposal in her heture, "What ! ( ; aD y ou Dor > bas a Boli j f 00 ,|,old in j y uincy> „here fourteen fathers have sign Lj a lcd not t0 „How their daughter* j t0 la ]- 0 n , us j 0 lessons until they can make | g o0 q bread. This is the practical work ing of a good theory, because bread, being I «•>« »*»# of life, is what we live on, i.mi should be of a good quality ; then if they get to making good bread they will d» other useful services well, and instead of being consumers merely will be producers. —Quincy Whig. Culture or Horseradish —Select n good sunny piece of ground, dig it deep, aud when possible arrange it so that you can draw ns much dampness to the roots as possible, as dampness and richness aro its life Planting should be done ns earlv as the so i 1 is in good working condition. be planted The sets (or pieces ol should be no smaller than one-fourth of an inch thick and four inches long, to have them to be of any value they should be dug up aud transplanted annu ally. ! - » - - nt«) t And lien manure mixed with ashes and in« corporated in the soil about strawberry i plants is an excellent fertilizer for them, I It will pay you to buy it at fifty iB-its per bushel if you can get it.