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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?
In health it ia harmless, and—say what you
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
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
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
Hut it s nothing like Chamomile Tea !
Sip their Hv
Let tipplers
(1 spendthrifts to tave
And be soaked in their
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
In potations
Tho' Homer mistake* it—nay, prny do net
I suspect it was Chamomile Tea !
Thro fill up your goblets, aud round let them
While the moments nnd hours they (lee ;
And let each gallant youth pledge his favorite
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
" 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
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
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
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
" 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
all the
again.— Welchman and Rcßector.
«a deep silence.
Not one in
eil inclined to drink
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
" 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.
But she
Sbe had no husband and
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
"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 !"
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
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
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
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
Rut Harrington ob
The "burglar"
was con
as a con
then to take him and the inmates to pris
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 ?"
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
And now
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.
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.
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
" 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.
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.
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
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
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."
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
out all be
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
• -
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
! - » - -
nt«) t
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.

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