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Domestic Greeting. go
As homeward comes the married man,
He's met by wife at door, qc
With fond embrace and loving kiss cjt
And?" Baby' throat is sore ! '
" And did you think to stop at Brown's Jjv
And get that marabout
I ordered yesterday ??and, dear, nef
Fred's boots are all worn out!
" I'm glad you are so early, John,
So much I miss you, dear?
I've had a letter troin mamma; SU(
She's coming to live here. oftll(
" How very glad you look, doai John; Jn;
I knew that you would bo? of'
T'ae flour's out, John, the butter, and As
_ .
a ou mast send home some tea.
" That plumber has been here again;
If you don't pay he'll sue;
And Mr. I'rendergast called in an(
To say your rent was due. del
" Fred's trousers are hull cotton, Joiin, 0bj
You thought they were all wool? '
Oh, that reminds me that your sou brc
Was whipped to-day at school.
" The roof has leaked and spoiled the rugs the
Upon the upper hall; 0
And Jane must go, the careless thing ! j**
She let the mirror fall
. . Ex
a Tft.f1or qc cTin n'oa mnvinrr it rpu
V^.J, ~ ?- o ? ? ii
(The largest one, dear John); da1
Of course it broke; it also broke ha1
The lamp it fell upon. 110(
"What makes you look so grave, my love ? an2
Take off your things and wipe aw
Your feet?and only think, to-day .
Jane broke your meerschaum pipe. ^or
" Oh. John ! that horrid, horrid word caj
Tou do not love me, dear; a j
I wish that I?boo-hoo?were dead? ha(
You're cross as any bear." of
?Boston Trantcript.
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Feuds are not of the Middle Ages only. jj"
In the milder fonns permitted by modern
civilization they exist all the world
over, even in decorous ftew England. r
Such a feud had for over thirty years ?
subsisted between the Greers of the Sum- JJ"e
mit and the Greel's of the Hollow, two V1,.
substantial farmsteads distant about ?
fifteen miles from each other. Fifteen
miJtJS IS ail t'ACtrilCUt HUiillCilJli; uwiauvs. .
It is near enough to promote frequent ,,
collision, and quite too far to admit of .
the softening influences of every-day intcrcourse.
Tliere are versions and coun- .
tcr-versions as to the exact cause of the Pu?
original dispute. Either side has its
. story, agreeing as to general facts, but !^r?
widely diflerins as to the deductions in- 'j;u
volved. It was the gold and the silver
shield over acain. So much was con- are
ceded, that the alienation began with n.?(
two old Greers, brothers, long since ^,er
dead, who had gone to law about a bit of S,?.v
" medder land." The suit was decided, ^
after his decease, in favor of Sam Greer, :-v
% of the Summit. Later came a quarrel in?
between the sons of the old men respect- . T
ing tho ancestry of a cow, avowed by
one and denied by the other to be of the " y
true Jersey breed. Sam Greer the ^
younger met 44 young Tom " of the Hoilow
at a county fair; words ensued, and ora
the result of the " words " was an action wo<
for assault and battery. The breach cau.
widened, as breaches will. Absolute V1SJ
non-intercourse was enforced between S1"8,
the families during bam Greer's liietime, <\oc
and respect for his wishes, combined aiVwith
esprit de famille, continued it after J?**
his decease, .His children weVe too young
to reason about the matter; his wife, a and
mild, tenacious woman, saw no occasion T
for interference. " It wasn't none of her fraj
affair, but Mr, Greer had a strong -fe??l- the
ing about it, and she guessed things chu
might as well stay as they were. Quar- are
rehngwas wrong?she knew that weil not
enough?but this wasn't quarreling, sen
She never had spoken to any of the Hoi- con
low people in her life, and she never tern
wanted to; they went their way, and she its t
went hers.1' Having thus disposed of sob
the matter according to her light and his
conscience, Mrs. Greer dismissed it from mei
her mind, and sent her daughters to a and
" seminary," her boy to the School of rea<
*- * ? - J 1 ir T
lecnnoiogy, anu seiut?u nereeu in com- x
fort to eqjoy the privileges and immuni- req
ties of widowhood and the headship of cel.
he farm?privileges from which, she gir'
said to herself, she was not likely to be as J
ousted for some time to come, Philip, fra,
her son, being only eighteen, with his wit
education before him, and not the sort am
of fellow who would want to settle down slei
early and take things out of her hands, gre
Meanwhile, to the Greers of the Hoi- gol
ow had also arrived those changes ser
which await all mortal conditions. As see:
their relatives of the Summit waxed in eve
prosperity, they waned. "Young Tom" veti
was old Tom now, a bedridden paraly- soli
tic, with faculties overclouded dv the doi
mists of his fearful malady. His "wife, liki
though a good woman, as the neighbor- drc
hood allowed, " as well-appearing and sin
rmnd-hearted a woman as could be. had wli
no faculty or knack of management rJ
about her. There was no son to step str:
into the father's place and fill the breach, doi
only aslip of a daughter, and girls?such fro
girls as Azalea Greer, at least?do not On
count for much. This odd name of Sur
Azalea vrai a first and last effort of fancy am
on the part of her mother, who imagined vis
a resemblance between the rose fairness On
of her baby and the delicate pink-white oth
blossoms just then abloom in the foil
thickets which bordered the home- fini
meadow. ma
She was a pretty creature, gentle and clu
slender, with a shy woodland grace not wil
unlike that of her namesake, and the ro- At
mantic name suited her better than such mo
titles usually do their wearers. Like his
theirs the pure pale pink which tinged her eoi
cheeks, and the soft clear white into dot
which it melted, while the singularly far
fresh rea of her mouth supplied that pie
Doint of brighter color which gives to Cii
the wild azalea its unexpected vivid- tan
ness. It was a face over whose com- fail
binations of tint an artist would have wb
raved. But there was no artists at the fro
Hollow, and none in the little church $us
at Hollow End, where Azalea sat on era
Sundays by her mother's side in a square joii
old-fashioned pew. The Greers of the mc
Hollow were Episcopalians, the Sum- 4
mit Greers .rigid Calviniste?another ma
point of divergence between the families, thi
Philip Greer was two years older than an<
his unknown second cousin at the Hoi W
low. No Greer before him had received 4
a college education, nor would he, in all rej
probability, had his father lived to di- 4
rect the matter. To t>e taken out ol tne Ko
rut of family traditions and jealousies rip
was in every way advantageous to him. lu<
( Contact with the world liberalized and he
widened, absence from home gave the coi
natural generosity of his nature fair play, jec
. and he developed into a really fine fel- cic
low, high-spirited, frank and popular. '
Of the " feud " and its progress he was wl
of course aware, but it held so little place in
in his thoughts that when, toward the
end of his second college year, he ac- sa
cepted the invitation'of his chum, Robert 1
Ashe, for a Saturday and Sunday at '
Hollow End, it never occurred to him A:
that by doing so he brought himself into he
the close neighborhood of the hostile
family of Greers whom his father had ics
disliked so much.
"By George! this is pleasant," he ex- "]
claimed, as they drove over from tho wi
three - mile - away railroad station, th
"What an air! It never seems worth W
while to breathe in Boston. I could bl<
almost think I was smelling flowers; but fes
there can't be any up yet, I suppose?" co
"Not hereabouts. We are very late fa
with our springs," replied his friend.
" But that's all stuff about Boston air, mi
Phil. It's first-rate air, I think?just a* pr
* j
od as need be; and as for flowers, i
ven't you noticed the crocuses in the j
iblic Garden, and the grass on the i
immon-green as June? Give me the i
y J" . j
"'And give me the country! I was
raona farm, and I hope always to c
e on one." ' 1
" And I was bom on a farm, and hope 1
ver to live on one," retorted Robert, t
Hie good-humored wrangle only i
ded with their arrival at the Ashe l
mestead. It was more than an ordi- 4
ry farmhouse; it was a substantial 1
1 mansion, square, paneled, low-ceiled, c
?h as still exist here and there in outthe-wav
r> laces. unreached as vet bv I
2 ruthless hand of " improvement.*' 1
side were many comforts, and an air t
old-fashioned refinement, which Mrs.
he, a woman of superior taste and ed- t
ition, had known how to value and e
serve r
'What's going on, mother?" de- t
mded Robert, after greetings and sup- p
were over, and the travelers, warmed r
I refreshed, were enjoying an unchid- p
1 cigar by the fireside, jj" I say, Phil, b
't it jolly to have a mot erwho don't, a
ect to smoking?" v
' It would be odd if I did, after the s
taking in I have had," replied his ji
ther. "A pipe-loving father and a
e smoking brothers to begin with, a
:n a husband with a cigar in his I
lUtli, and three boys just as had. 1 1;
;ht to be used to it by this time, eer- h
nly. What did you ask me, Robbie? a
tiling ever 4 goes on' here, you know, a
cept the confirmation to-morrow, d
at is something. It is Easter-SunY,
you'll recollect. Mrs. Allen and I d
,'G been at tne church all the after- fi
>n arranging flowers." t!
'Where did you get flowers? Has c
j one set up a greenhouse since I went
ay?" \
' No; but almost everybody keeps pot h
nts, and they are all glad to lend them n
the purpose. My large pittesporum n
in bloom. I sent that over, with a ti
la or two and a pink azalea, and quite C
lumber of geraniums. Mrs. Allen v
1 roses and liyacinths and some pots ii
oxalis; and thei-e were a number of a
ler things?enough to make quite a "w
tty effect. Miss Greer brought a
lutiful Easter lily, with at least a a:
:en flowers on it. I can't imagine o
v she contrived to make it blossom li
t at the right time. By the way, that k
our name too, Mr. Greer. Are they ci
:nections of yours, these Greers of the n
llow?" si
Distant ones," replied Phil, stiffly. Jjj
?n he chid himself as absurd, and p
it on, frankly: "That is to say, "
are second cousins, I believe; but
re was some quarrel in mv grandler's
time, and we have had nothing "
do with each other since. I don't s:
>w the rights and wrongs of the matexactly.
Are there many of them?" J5'
Onl^ one daughter?this pretty little ^
Azalea! Ye gods, what a name!"
in Robert. j1
Yes, it is an odd name. Old Mr.
er was dreadfully disappointed not to 1S
-e a son, I have heard. He is bedridnow
and a paralytic, and I fear things "
not going well with them. There Is ^
Dne to manage the farm but an ineffl- ?
it hired man, you see, and it has run
m badly. I am sorry for Azalea
er. She is a nice girl, and it is a lone- ?
ife for her: 'out there seems no help- \
it." ' si
he morning dawned as Easter morn- ?
should?fair, cloudless and smiling. ?
vas early April, and the trees were x
less still, but the rising sap tinted ?
ir boughs with lovely shades of ir
nge, pink and rosy brown, and all the J1
ids were full of sweet prophetic scents, J1.
ght from sun-warmed mold and in- '
ble buds. Catkins swung their pearl ?
y tassels from the willows' branches; j
nse of hope, of expectation, filled the J5
The sunshine sifted down in a fine
x of gold, and winter and all wintry ,
lgs seemed in a moment to slip away H
. be forgotten.
lie little church at Hollow End was "
jrant with flowers. Phil thought of tj
hired decorations of the great city p
relies, of choirs whose anthems of joy ^
calculated at market rates, note by ^
e, and the contrast pleased hiin. The
rice, which had for him the charm of
lparative novelty, seemed especially v
der and striking in the simplicity of
country setting. He was touched and
infn q frontlo m'flvifv nrmeiml fr?
VIVU iiilV w bVMMV vv. ?
gay nature. At such unwonted mo- t]
its the heart is made ready for a new C1
I strong impression. Phil's heart was
dy; the impression eame. _ w
'he candidates for confirmation were* 0
uested to come forward to the ehan- t]
, The last "to appear was a young f]
t, whose dress brushed Philip's sleeve
she went by. He was conscious of a f,
urance of lilies, and his eyes followed
li vague interest as she knelt or stood
ong the rest; but he could see only a
ider figure dressed in gray, and a
at knot of hair, like burnished red r
d, at the back of a small head. The 0]
vice over, she turned, and what p.
med to him the sweetest face that je
r mortal possessed w:is suddenly re- tj
.led to his eyes?pure in outline,
tly tinted, shv, tender, with long ,,
in Aiwioi vuv/u|jihc v?vi a i llicit j|
& a wild rose. No color relieved her ;s
ss, but below the fail* arched throat a a~
<jle lily was fastened with a knot of g,
ute ribbon.
?o fall in love instantaneously with a tl
anger is a foolish thing enough, no si
lbt; still, young men have done it ti
m time to time in all ages, and Philip w
?er did it now. A sort of wave of a
prise, joy. recognition, swept over b
l lifted him as on a tide as this sweet ci
ion neared him, passed, vanished, n
ly decorum kept him in his place an- tl
ler moment. 1,1 e longed to turn, to v
low, to see that face again. With the o
il "Amen" he caught at his hat and si
de a bolt for the door. Alas! his v
irmer had disappeared. He sought o
th his eyes this way, that, butinvain. h
last a glimpse of a gray cloak sur- fi
unted by a little gray hat rewarded ri
search, and making what haste he ii
lid through the crowd, he gained the fi
>r in time to see her drive away in a p
m wagon with two or three other peo- e:
. It was like the evanishment of t1
iderella, and, as in that case, only one si
igible trace remained behind of the 1<
r departed. On the ground, close to o
tere the wagon had stood, lay, broken b
m its stalk, an Easter lily. Pliil had f<
t time to secure this treasure and b
.m it into his pocket when he was $
tied by his friend and his iriend's si
ther. si
' What made you hurry out so?" de- ti
inded Robert. 441 saw you streaking v
ough the crowd like a lamp-lighter, fi
i couldn't imagine what was to pay. t<
as it a fit coming on, or nose-bleed'!"' 1
'Neither. I?I wanted to get out," n
>lied Phil, incoherently. q
4Oh, that was it, was it?" rejoined A
hert, with a chuckle. He looked so 1:
c *i?4- "nun J J ?^ ^
iui Hiiv?Liii\;i Luttu x jiii uaruu not ai- u
ie to the gray charmer, about whom g
was dying to inquire. He gave the n
iversation a turn to indifferent sub- t
ts till lie thought his friend's suspi- a
>ns were allayed. Then: * b
" Mrs. Ashe, who was that young lady C
10 was confirmed?in gray he asked, fc
a would-be indifferent tone. I
"In gray? Let me see. With a blue f
irf on, you mean?1' f
"No, all in gray?with a lily." a
"Oh, that was your distant cousin, t
salea Greer. I am glad you noticed p
r. Is she not pretty r'
" Rather," answered Philip, hypocritilly.
"Hem!" put in Rob, maliciously. 8
Oidn't I notice a female in gray, by-the- ?
ty, just in front of you as you fled from 1
e church in that remarkable fashion? 1
as she the one? Was it the tie of 1
aod asserting itself? Come, Phil, con 1
ss. Did you experience a ' drawing,' a f
nviction that she belonged to your ?
Iks? Or was it general curiosity?"
"General curiosity," asserted Philip,
sndaciously. But he pleased and sur- t
ised Mrs. Ashe later in the day by 1
iome remarks?wonderfully sensiblear
udicious for so young a man, they seen
;d to her?on the subject of family aua
els, their folly and absurdity, and tl
?weets of peace and good-will.
"Now there is that absurd feud i
>urs," lie added. "The Greers alwa;
lave been a fighting race, I imagin
rhey enjoy a battle. I suppose I liai
he combative element Bomewhere aboi
ne too, but every generation is bound 1
>e an improvement on the last if it cai
tnd I mean to make it the business of m
ife to bring about a more Christian sta
" That is a good and blessed resolve fc
Saster-day," said Mrs. Ashe, looking s
lim with kindly eyes full of approbi
Poor Philip! It is easy to resolve, bi
he vis inertia is strong, and it was les
asy to accomplish his purpose. II
nade divers efforts during the long vaci
ion to convince his mother of the imprc
iriety of disputes, and the desirability <
econciliations where there had been dii
utes. She agreed with him in theor
iut always it ended with: "But w
in't called on to have anything to d
rith those Hollow Greers, so far as I ca
ee. 'Tisn't as if we wished to act ir
iriously to them in any way; we don't
nd we never have; but they're thei
nd we're here, and we'd better stay sc
t don't seem quite respectful to you
ither, either; to be extending the rich
and of fellowship to folks he coulan
bide the mention of. It's like goin
gainst his convictions; and, besides,
on't see any ffood to be gained by it."
As for the girls, they thought Phi
ownright absurd to be making such
uss about nothing. How did he kno\
liat the other Greers wanted to be re
He didn't. That was the worst of it
Vliat between mother and sisters am
is own doubts, the poor fellow's courag
light have failed many a time had 1
ot been for that unconsciously give]
ilisman of peace, Azalea's Easter lily
?ver its dry and odorless petals Phili]
owed perseverance. He kept the HI;
i his pocketbook as a sort of feticli
nd fortified by frequent glances at it hi
waning resolution.
In September he made the Ashe
nother visit, during which he walkei
ver to the Hollow and introduce*
imself to his kinsfolk, who were mor
in than kind. His reception was civi
rtough from Mrs. Greer, who had reall;
o feeling on the subject, and Azalea wa
lyly cordial; but the accidental men
on of his visit afterward roused "ol<
om " to such a paroxysm of helples
lry that on his second call Mrs. Greer
itli many apologies, bdgged him not t<
)me again. "It seemed to hurt he
usband to have him in the house," sh
lid. Philip's only consolation in thi
?feat was the pained blush on Azalea';
leek, and the pleading expression o
er brown eyes, lifted tor one momen
> his face as they parted.
" I know I could make her like me,1
e said that night to the lily, " if I coul<
nve a chance. But what hard work i
to get a chance!"
Only the faint heart, however, need b
opless of winning, and Philip Gree
as not faint-hearted. It took time
lere were many discouragements, man;
lisgivings; but he persisted bravely
ad one Dy one obstacles gave way an<
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linuuiLies biuuutiieu uieuiseivrc uui
erliaps Mrs. Ashe suspected his secret
le certainly helped him greatly by fre
uent invitations to Hollow Ena and b
ringing him and Azalea togethei
hese meetings had their natural result
ad by the time that old Tom Greer died
1 the early winter, there was no impedi
lent remaining, so far as Azalea an
er mother were concerned. To con
ince Mrs. Samuel Greer and her daugli
>rs was more difficult; but hereagai
Irs. Ashe played a part in aid of tru
>ve. She invited Philip's sisters ove
>r a visit; they met Azalea as thoug
y accident, took a fancy to her, an
eing hearty, good-humored girls, fe)
leir prejudices give way at once unde
le effect of her gentleness and cliarn"
She was really a dear little thine,
ley told their mother. " It was a grea
ity her father treated papa so. H
iust have been a hateful old man. bu
.zalea was quite different. And, afte
11, she was their cousin. And mightn
ley ask her over some day to spend
reek? Mrs. Greer objected faintlj
ut was overruled in the end; an
.zalea once recognized and admitted a
fiictor in the existing state of things
le rest was easy enough. Rather a Ion
igagement followed, but in Easte
reek, two years from the date of thei
'st meeting, Philip obtained the desir
f his heart, and the long feud betwc
le Greer families finally terminated a
le wedding, which took place in th
ttle church where he ana Azalea ha
ret met .?Harper's Bazar.
Madame Bonaparte's Jewels.
The jewels of the late Mme. Patterson
onaparte were appraised at the reques
f her executor, Charles Joseph Bona
:irte, by Joseph H. Gale, a Baltimor
weler. Mr. Gale expressed the opinio:
lat while the jewels cost when the
-ere purchased about $70,000, the;
'ould not now sell for that sum. Th
tost expensive article of the collectioi
: a necklace and pendant composed c
t least five hundred diamonds. Th
ems are old India stones, superior t
ny now in the market, and Mr. Gale say
ley are handsomer than any lie has eve
;en. The necklace was the gift of a dis
nguished nobleman to Mme. Bonapart
lnle in Europe. Mr. Gale appraiser \
t 818,000, though he is of opinion tL
ut for its antiquity and the association
snnected with it the necklace would no
ow sell for more than $5,000. Some c
le diamonds in this superb ornar.xen
eigli two and a half carats each, and th
thers are smaller. The collection con
sts of necklaces, finger rings, antiques
inaigrettes, bon bon boxes, earrings an
ther articles. They were presents fror
er parents, from relatives and friends
om her husband during her brief mar
ied life and from persons she met dur
lg her extended visit to Europe. On
ne cameo rinrr is valued at 8150. On
air of diamoncl earrings, leaf shape, ar
xceedingly beautiful. ~ They consist c
ivo large solitaires at the top, wit
mailer diamonds forming the leaves be
)w. These are worth $1,000. A crow
f amethysts and pearls was very costlj
ut is now worth only $500. There ar
>ur pearl necklaces, the lowest in valu
eing appraised at S50 and the highest a
500. Two antiques in the collection ar
uperb specimens and would bring larg
nms if sold. One of the greatest curiosi
ies In the lot is a bracelet made of gol
rire, about twenty-two carats fine, mad
nm rrnld found nnon the arm of a skelf
m discovered in the ruins of Pompei1
'here is a black enamelled bracelei
lade in Paris and set with America
uarter-eagle gold pieces, worth $1(X
mother bracelet is made of six five-do.'
ir gold pieces and a French coin linke
sgether with gold. There are thrc
old watches, unique and beautiful, bi
ot of much intrinsic value. Two c
hern have plain, hunting cases, blue et
meled open faces, and the third is adoi
ile case watch, ornamented with pearl:
)ne of these watches was a preser
o Mme. Bonaparte while ahe was Mil
Elizabeth Patterson fronr her grant
nther; and Mr. Gale is of the opinioi
rom its style, that it was made 300yeai
igo. There is no intention of ofieric
he articles for sale, and they will t
(reserved in the family.
The following extraordinary inscriptit
ippears on a tombstone in the Englii
;raveyard at Peshawur: "Sacred to tl
nemory of the Rev. Blank Blank, A. ft
vho spent seventeen years as a minsionai
imong the Afghans, and translated tl
rloly Writ into their lr.nguage. He w
ihot by his attendant. 'Well done, the
food and faithful servant."
" If a man has no views of his own
i;iys the New Orleans Picayune, " he shoH
auy a few of the stereoscopic kind.''
u- .
r- " Manure the Fruit Tree#.
ie In all the older states manure is as es- af
sential for the best results in fruit grow- w
of ing as it is for grain and grass. As a jj
ys rule, the orchard is neglected; it is taken ^
e. for granted that the apple trees, after they pr
re are once planted, will take care of them- ^
at selves. Some men think the orchard na
to can bear a crop of apples and hay an- ^
a, nually, and no matter if the orchard has m
iy seen no manure for twelve or -fifteen ea
te years. As a general manure, within
reach of all farmers, there is nothing bet
>r ter than stable or yard manure. A dress- i?!
it ing of ten two-horse loads of manure per ti_
*- acre every other year will promote
growth of wood ana the formation of i
it iruit buds. Unleached ashes are among
>s the best and cheapest manures for the t[e-orchard.
A hundred bushels to the acre
i- every five or six years will pay abun- .
>- dantly. 4V
)f Mr. R. S. Emory, a well-known fruit
3- grower of Kent county, Md., in a letter
f, upon this subject, just published, urges
e upon pear growers " to feed the trees," R?
o "for, he adds, "from my own obser- r,
n vation eight orchards out of ten that I 13
i- have seen are suffering more for food ?r
;; than any other one thing, and I do not 1Vl
e know ot any fruit that will so hand- en
>. somely remunerate for liberal feeding as sej
ir dwarfpears. F.y liberal, I mean not|less 8ei
it than seventy-five two-horse wagon loads ^
't of thoroughly rotted manure per acre,
f about every three years, applied broad- an
cast in October and November, and at
once plowed under. In preparing the
!1 mnnnrp T at fivst make a hean or nile of SU
a it, using plaster freely with every load ^01
v asitisnauled to the pile. A month or an
i- so after I apply it to the orchard, thor- ar<
oughly mixing and pulverizing it as it is
Sut in the wagon, and at the same time P?
iscard any that is not thoroughly rotted, ?f
e believing such manure to have a ten- ^
t dency to blight the trees, from an experia
mental fact, viz.: About four years ago, bri
. in manuring several acres of trees, there iQ!
p was one load of coarse stable manure m<
y spread without my knowledge on some so
i, dwarf Bartlett's. .and nearly every one bl:
s blighted badly the following June, and I 1 thi
had to cut those trees to almost nothing I ve
s to save them, and they were the only thi
3 ones that did biight or have blighted is
i since; therefore I cannot help believing int
e the coarse manure, or that kind of coarse w<
1 manure, had something to do with their as
y blighting. There are two things abso- ire
s lutcly necessary to be produced annually ass
- on all good pear trees, viz.: buds ana an
i wood. The iatter cannot be had with- I loi
s out feeding ?Baltimore American. ! of
' J pr
j Profitable Farming. j .
r The most vital question affecting the be
e farmer is how to make farming profita- cei
3 bio. Especially is this felt in the de- sic
s pressed condition of our markets at the w<
f present time, when produce of all kinds ti\
t does not pay the cost of production, m<
Below we give a condensed summary of cei
1 the more prominent causes affecting the soi
1 condition of the agricultural class. Wei ex
t do not propose to' present to readers all spi
the causes affecting the successful out- an
e come of the farm, but rather to point da
r out the more important and prominent wi
: ones. We call particular attention to the dr
i following: qu
1. The enormous loss which many ne
i farmers sustain from the neglected con- hi<
' ' dition of the manure piles. atl
; 2. From the exposure of farm machin- th
ery to the inclemencies of the weather. frc
y 3. From the loss which is sustained in Sei
' keeping more animals than the owner Up
<t can properly provide food and shelter }n
ft for. . br
4. From raising scrubby and indiffer- frc
d ent animals, when good ones could be no
- raised at the same cost and twice the ti\
i- profit. dl<
n 5. Tilling more land than can be pro- j tui
e perly cultivated, thereby raising on two y,
'f acres that which might be more profita- 1
bly raised on one. J hii
^ 6. Making specialties of cei'tain crops, ] pj.
't to the ultimate exliaustion of the soil. :
r 7. From disposing of the crops in the !
condition in which they are raised, in- ' jf(
stead of converting them into oeei, porn j
Lt or mutton. !
e 8. In neglecting to properly attend to j
lt the little details of tliii farm. j
9. In not keeping a strict account of 1 P?
the transactions of the farm. j 1
a 10. In not using proper judgment in j on
r? disposing of the produce of the farm and j an
d he purcliasing of machinery and other ! no
18 necessaries. I an
11. Purchasing provisions which ?a'
S should be raised at home. ' tin
!r 12. In not having machinery enough ; nu
r to properly harvest and save the crop.
e We oelieve that failure to make farm- j scr
a ing profitable may be traceable to one or ! coi
several of the above causes, which a little i ,\t
? study and forethought will successfully j tin
d obviate. It will be apparent to every i cr(
one who gives the above causes due I ha
consideration that the remedy for un- j Rta
profitable farming lies with the fanner. ! ,
?Iowa, in Prairie Farmer. i pa
it Health Hints. I"1
'* For people with skin diseases a carbolic i 0f
e bath snould be used. jn
Rubbing the hands with a slice of raw J in
J. potato will remove vegetable stains. : na
c Always take a bath in a warm room ! fer
n and in tepid water, unless particularly fig
,f robust. j sel
e An application of cold, wet common .j *{"
o whitening placed on immediately is an ; t"1
s invaluable remedy for a burn.
r A warm bath on going to bed is the j f?*
" best aid to sleep. A woman under fifty ; in*
e should have eight hours of sleep.
Weeding oi a wound in man or oeasi : ?or
s can be stopped by a mixture of wheat! fac
t flour and common salt, equal parts, bound 1
on with a cloth. ; jjr(
t Those who have hard calloused spots j
'e on the hand can rid themselves of them ,
. by holding the spot over the grindstone i 1
. a moment or two.
d A good wash for the teeth is made by j ba"
n putting equal parts of borax and camphor toc
j, gum into a bottle of water and letting it ; HU1
_ stand for a short time before using. jjj.
Refined chalk made into a thick plaster j coi
e with one-third as much glycerine sis i ?id
e water and spread on the parts will cool i th<
e inflammation and reduce redness of the coi
nose or face. th<
To soften the hair, beat the yolk of one j gh
egg into a pint ol warm rain water; rub 1
J1 the seal]) and hair well with this; then ;
r' rinse the hair thoroughly and dry with a
c towel. Use a very little oil if*he hair j
? becomes too dry.
Table for Apportioning Done*. *
p For a person of middle age....Fulldose.
From 14 to 21 years, it will be 2-3 "
j 7 to 14 " " l-Z "
" 4 to 7 44 1-3- 44 ! th(
4y'rsofage44 44 1-4 41 th(
3 44 44 44 1-6
2 44 44 44 1-8 44 ! ga
? 1 44 44 44 1-12 44 j an
r !ou
! wh
d 'gr(
v A Small Boy's Revenge.
it The small boy who steals rides on tho C01
>f street-cars swung himself upon the plat- t'1'
i- form of a Jefferson-avenuc car the other n.n
i- day to ceme down town. lie was men- in
3. tally calculating the *ost per rod of; C01
it street railways, when the driver looked ,
's back and caught sight of the top of his , wc
1- head and leaped oft to give him a cut. wc
i, If one of these small boys was ever hit wl
rs with a driver's whip before, the date has sel
ig been forgotten: but this iad caught a thi
>c stinger, and left that platform as if he fai
meant to fly. The driver chuckled, but
the horse didn't. For some reason he
stopped, left the track, tried to draw the ^
'U car off the rails, and in the effort broke a
ih tu?r. ierked the monev-box off the rail
}e into the mud, and might have climbed " j
' ? into the car if the driver had not ap
7 peared. While the money was being
ie fished for in the mud and repairs made,
88 the small boy put in his speech. The to
)U "ache" had left him, and, standing ?h
where lie could secure a good view of foi
operations, he called out: th;
"Kin ye tell a fellar jist'zactly how pil
Id much ye made by that 'ere job P"?Detroit ac
Free Press. th;
How tbe Zulus Fight.
The Zulu formation of march i
der of companies on the first i
terward in regiments in close coll
ith the line of forage and provi
iarers, cattle drivers, etc., on the fl,
fter the second day the baggage
ovision bearers fall in rear of
ilumns, whicn move toward a d<
ited rendezvous along as many r
may be necessary, always, howe
aintaining close communication 1
ch other by nmners. When the
:tive point is reached, the orde
mpanies is resumed and the a
rms in a great circle facing inw?
e officers forming an inner circle
unding the commander-in chief, 1
liom instructions are then received
e light. The order of attack is es
illy the same as that of a civilized
capital H resting upon a line or c
ill represent it. The cross-bar of
is the main body, the perpendici
e the wings (or " horns"), which
.nee a long way and extent! a long
,ck. covering the flanks of the cer
e line, or dash, on which the H r
the reserve. Whether in the w<
the open this formation is alike ef
e, for once an enemy Is reached
veloped front and flank his doo
lied. The men of the reserve rer
ited on the ground with their b;
the fight till it is necessary to t
em into it, the object being lo a1
y " funk" by seeing their comrade
e main body repulsed. In reai
em, usually on a height, and freque
rrounded by an additional rest
ce, are the commander and his as:
ts, and the runners by whom or
2 transmitted to the regiments enga,
Besides the gun or rifle, the Zulus
)Y the assegai and shield. The s!
the assegai is about five feet long
thick as a man's little finger;
ia t>nf nnlil'D fliQ mfllinn?onv
JUU AO UVU uiiiiav uiiv untuv^iuij I
ittle and elastic, tlie latter quality |
; the spear the ucculiar vibrai
)tion on which its accuracy of fl:
much depends. The head is gener
ade-shaped, with a raised ridge a]
2 center, concave on one side and <
x on the othfr, serving like the
;rs of an|arrow. The tang of the 1
made red-hot and so burns its'
X) the wood, round which a barn
:t rawhide is bound that, contrac
it dries, holds the head as firmly a
in ring. Besides three or four mil
iegais the Zulu soldiers carry a sho
d stronger stabbing assegai, wit
ig heavy blade and an ox-hide sh
oval term long enough to cover
im the eyes to the feet, and imperv
darts. A stick long enough to pre
yond the extremities runs through
iter, and the daubs of paint on the
le indicate the regiment to which
?arer belongs. When opposed to a
'e foe the Zulu tactics have beei
jve in compact force on the enemy
iving the darts on the shields, am
an as the hostile missiles have 1
pended to close and use thestabl
ear. Dr. Halub says that against
tagonists the Zulus rush in "i
untless courage and the fury of tic
thout the least concern for the 1
eds falling, they press on to get to c
arters as speedily as possible, loo]
ither to right ner left nor dreamir
3ing for a moment." They begin
;ack with a couple of volleys, 1
row down their guns and charge
>m forty to sixty paces they halt
id a shower of thousands of asse
on their foe, then take the short s;
the right hand and close. As
eech-loaders at Isandula were so
>m rapid firing that the soldiers c
t grasp them to use the bayonet e
-ely, tne regulars were as badly ]
;d as were the British guards last
ry when the Highlanders at Killiec
3 swooped down upon them, cas
eir bayonets with tajges of tough b
de and brought the broadsword
Scenes of Famine in Eg
A.n occasional correspondent of the
1 Daily New\ who has juat been ut
le inquiring into the state of the vill
rsonally, writes from Cairo:
t is an unpleasant truth,but an undeni
e. that the people have been, and
e, starving by hundredo on the JNile,:
other reason than that they have
able, under their crushing taxatioi
re money or stores against the failui
nr crops; and the immediate resu
turally a famine.
From Siut to the Cataracts then
ircely a village or town which ca
unt its dead by fifties, some by hundi
each of the larger towns along the b
i fellahs from the inland villages ]
>wded in, sought for relief or for m
vc found none, and have laid down
.rved. The sight of these poor wret
sickening. Their condition is only (
rable to that of the natives in the
diun famine. With shrunken skin
ring bones, they resemble the mum
their land more than fellow-creati
the open market places they lie prosi
the sun, covered with flies, half or wli
ked, till death puts an end to their
ings. As long as they have strength
ht like wild beasts over the smallest i
irnfl wVipn tVipv lire nast
>y die with less attention paid to t
m if they were street dogs.
A.t Belyaneh, Bagour Hau and i
vns the people have been and are st
r in utter neglect. Sitting in the f
rl in the open streets, many of them 1
?n supporting themselves for days
rel and the foul refuse from the <
itories. All human feelings are lost,
trying to distribute a few morsel
;ad at Belyaneh the stronger tore it 1
; lips of those weaker than themse
d struggled till exhausted for the mi
A.t Edfoo there lay an old woman bj
nk, with the water washing half over
? weak to move or speak. Her eyes
ik into her head, and her whole skin
e dried parchment from the sun.
ild not swallow except by artificial
e friction, whilst another woman fo
; food down her throat. This was nc
"nmn />oon mrnpn and children J
?ir smaller strength affording the J
astly spectacles of the march of fan
Words of Wisdom.
Contentment produces, in some meai
those effects which the alchemist usu
:ribes to what he calls the philosop!
ne, and if it does not bring riches, it
i same thing by banishing the desire
Where men are the most sure and r
nt they are commonly the most mista
d have there given reins to passion, v
t that proper deliberation and suspi
lich can alone secure them from
jssest absurdities.
No enjoyment, however inconsiderabl
nfined to the present moment. A ms
j happier for life from having made
agreeable tour, or lived for any lengl
ne with pleasant people, or enjoyed
naiiW.ihlfi interval of innocent t>leai
It is easy to pick holes in other peo
irk, but it far more profitable to do b
irk yourself. Is there a fool in the w
10 cannot criticise? Those who can tl
ves do good service are but as one
susand compared to those who car
jits in the labor of others.
Kind words cost nothing; they artei
UBe than any other. They won'^1
e tongue nor aggravate the chilure
vants. People who talk loud and threi
e weapons of weakness. Kindness, flav
th love, is the true principle for the li
cle or. indeed, elsewhere.
Not alone to know, but to act accor
thy knowledge, is thy destination,
lims the voice of my inmost soul,
r indolent contemplation and stud
ysell, nor for brood ins; over emotior
ty?no, for action was given thee;
tions, and thy actions alone deteri
y worth,
s in
j , The Queer Manner in Which " Alice, the
Angel," was Wedded to Charles Jaonl- j.,
imn, gou |Q ^ Francisco. g;
an]j The San Francisco Call 01 a recent date I
and says: Charles Jamison,an interpreteroi s;
tjie Chinese and English, horn in China but b
esig- educated in this city, was married last j(
oaas Qisht, a la Chinoise, to a young Chinese o
,ver girl named Ah Qay, whicn, being trans- fi
iritll fated, means "Alice, the Angel." This c;
0jj. is the first marriage according to Chi- ti
r Qf nese rites that has ever taken place in a
H^Y this city. Miss Ah Qay, who is about p
irds eighteen years of age, was a few days si
sur- 8410 plftced in charge of two matrons, 1
" who busied themselves in instructing ri
rfor her in her duties as a wife. A number b
igen_ of the relatives of the groom yesterday a
foe morning sent Miss Ah Qay presents n
lash ca^es? on "which were printed mottoes, p
tjie congratulations und wishes of prosperity u
liars *n ^er new sP^iere of life- A large num- n
a(j_ ber of merchants and the president of n
w " the Six Companies visited a Chinese c
ltor . restaurant on Jackson street, where a ban- A
,egta' quet was to be given after the ceremony, Q
3ods an(^ deposited with ^e proprietor sums ft
feet- money varying from one to ten dol- ci
an(j lars to be given to the groom. Each in- o
m jg dividual donation was wrapped in a n
Qajn strip of red paper and marked with the &
lcks name of the donor, and the packages t<
send when indorsed were delivered to the o
^oid groom, who, according to the custom of a
Jg his country, was in duty bound to seek 21
. out the donors and extend to each a per- I'
ntjy sonal invitation to the banquet. Dne n
2rVg hundredjand eleven Chinamen made do- d
g:gf_ nations, and as the groom had to invite a
each one of these he had no light task tl
25s before him. . sj
? Tho irrnnm hnJ ?plpr?f-prl fnr hio fntiirp
. f" home two rooms on the first floor of the
n_j old Baptist Church building on Wash- tl
Jri ington street. Those he had fitted in G
;? part with Chinese and American furni- ^
^ f' ture. On the walls were hung a num- o
fy ~ ber of large strins of red paper, on which b
i 11 were stamped Chinese proverbs relating b
allv to man*iage and married life. On a p
*^ table in the first room were lacquered it
, ? trays, containing Chinese dried fruits u
-?n" ana sweetmeats, while on others were it
\finA ?ny cups for tea. There were also on ti
the table Chinese ornaments and several H
water-pipes. G
J.01 Yesterday afternoon, at about five tl
ting o'clock, the female chaperon es conducted g
f ?,n the girl in their charge to the rooms of H
531 le jjer future husband, but before she cl
?ter crogsed the threshhold of the door they tl
. threw a heavy handkerchief over her a
?.d head, and shut out everything from her tl
Pim sight. This they told her was to warn d
1.0U? her that in entering the married state ?
)ject she was groping in the dark future, but fi
1 the that, placing implicit faith in the hus- S
?ut- band, and relying upon him to guide ei
"ie her, she need not fear of making a mis- tl
na~ step. She was then conducted to the ti
1 to first room, and then to the room adjoin- b
re" ing, where she met the man who was to a
a a? become her husband. He was standing b
been by a bed in the room, and as she ap- ?
bit!(T 4-UA Arnliinf ttrno AVO(^ (1
D pi uauucu uic uaiiuaciwuici nao iuuut^u ~
any from lier head, and both sat ojj the edge C
,vlt)l of the bed. In sitting down he intention- ?
ers; ally sat on a portion of the long silken h
iun" skirt she wore. She made no attempt to ?
:lose remove the garment, and by allowing p
""S. him to remain seated on her garment 1S
lS of gave proof that she was his captive and a
the willing to submit to his orders. Had J
then she, however drawn the garment
; at toward her it would have been proof ?
and s]ie -would not be submissive, and v
gais would not obey him unless she felt inpear
clined to do so. The pair then knelt bethe
fore a small altar from which hung an- *
hot cestral tablets, and each offered a
ould prayer, after which they went into the a
ffec- other room, where they seated them- a
tian- selves. One of the chaperones poured *
cen- tea into two of the cups, and offered t
ran- these to the groom ana bride, telling t
t up each to take a sip. This being done, F
ull's they took the cups again, mixed the con- 3
into tents, and returning them to the pair, [
told them to drink, saying tiiat as their jl
lips had touched the beverage, they *
would draw inspiration from each other J"
ypt. by partaking of the mixture.
The bride, accompanied by the cha- c
. .1. Derones. followed by the groom and s
Iacc8 some relatives, formed a procession and s
? left the house, amid the explosion of fire- c
able craters and marched through Stout's e
tjii alley to the restaurant on Jackson street, *
from w*iere the guests were waiting on the "
i n third floor. As the party ascended the 0
stairs an orchestra played an air which t
' S a stretch of imagination might construe 4
[r ? into a wedding march. As the bride r
u 18 entered the room where the guests were t
. assembled, she was supported by the 0
! two ch(>perones, and had her face hid c
nn, from view by a large fan. She was led b
reds. aroun(} to each of the guests, and as she o
anks approached curtsied three times. The n
tia^e guest returned the curtsy, and then re- d
rork, cjteij a proverb, to which the bride re- h
and plied. After having gone through this c
chefl ordeal 111 times, the party sat down to a f
30m- banquet gotten up in the nigh est style of
! last Chinese culinary art. The first course, jj
and which lasted nearly two hours, being ?
mie? over, the bride was escorted toiler home a
ures. again.
Lrate During the evening a Call reporter,! r
ioIIv who had attended the banquet, was ^
suf- asked by the groom to pay a visit to the n
they bride. On the way to the bride's home t
nor- the groom said: "I have been married f
this in the true Chinese fashion to please my 11
hem Chinese friends. The ceremonies hist c
several days, and at the expiration of the h
such seventh day I will go before a justice of b
arv- the peace iind be maiTied in American
ield fashion. Now, before you see my wife
iave I must give you some instructions.
on "When you enter the room you must take b
cane a seat, and then the old women who t
and have charge of the bride will bring her ?
R 0f from the other room and she will offer z~
rom vou a CUP tea some sweetmeats.
lvep Vou must take the offering and say
Brest ' thank you,' for if you did not take it she
would look upon your refusal as an inr
ti,e suit.. The reporter expressed a willingjjer
ness to follow instructions, and after
werg having been shown to a seat in the bi idal- e
wag house, was requested to wait a few min- i
gLft utes until the bride was ready to come,
out- !US s'ie was vei*y bashful. In a few min- !
reed utes ^ie '}ride, supported by an elderly tj
Chinese female, came from an a(\joining
| room. She was attired in a new dark
j silk gown which touched the floor and
a?08 hid her feet from view; on her arms were
nne* heavy gold bracelets, and on the fingers .
of her left hand two gold rings. Iler j
raven black hair was pomaded and si
dressed with artificial flowers and gold li
pieces. As she entered the room she j
neld a large fan in front of her face, 1,
,u.re> which she lowered three times succes- u
'aly sively, and then she bowed three times
her h t]ie reporter. The elderly woman then j
a9eg Minded her a tray on wnicn were several , i
5 lor cups of tea, in each of which was a small ^
rose. This she in turn presented to the
irro- reporter, who took one of the proffered j^en.
cups, and, according to instructions, said t
irith- "Thank you." She then presented the _
snse, tray to the groom, who also took a cup
the of tea. The bride then, offered some gsweetmeats,
which were partaken of. y
|e is While the reporter anil the groom were
m' i? sipping their tea the bride backed out
once "ie room, hiding her face from view
th of 08 she did so. "You see," said the
any groom, "she backs out of your presence;
,urg that is a sign of respect. If she did not ..
, respect you she would have turned her *
P'os back on you as she left the room." The ^
n S1'001" then left his bride withoutsaying n
or,(1 a word to her, accompanied the reporter a
iem' to the street, and announced his in- P
to a tention of returning to the banquet so as P
1 to he in time for the second course.
. n
?i r norqjatpnfp nf a hen has never ti
been equaled or described. It is a.s im- fl
mutable as fate, as staunch :is time. A n
1 j poultry owner of Indianapolis was sur- h
0 prised, in going into his lien-house, to ii
orac find a stack of liens four stories high, all e
with their bills pointing severely in one tl
ding direction, setting determinedly on one si
pro- China egg. The under hen had a gleam e
of triumph in her eye, because she was t;
y of nearest the egg, though she was squeezed o
if of so flat she looked like a worn out tin- li
thy pan. The hens that sat upon her looked o
nine j the very embodiments of inflexibility, e
; Each was persistence in feathers. c
The International Marriage Office, e?ablished
in Italy some twelve years
ince, is said to be doing a good business,
t forwards circulars regularly to every
pinster, widow, or matrimonially eligile
woman?American and English so)urning
in the land of sun and song reeive
them periodically?informing them
illy of the benevolent object of tne soiety.
It requires a statement of the forane
and how invested, the permanent
ddress, photograph and every obtainable
articular of applicants for its service?
scrccy in all cases strictly guaranteed,
'hese items are duly recorded, and corLspondence
and interviews are arranged
Cbwueu puiauiis ?iiu >viaii I,U
cauainted with one another for conubial
purposes. A preliminary cash deosit
to insure good faith and' to cover
icidental charges is exacted, and if the
latch be consummated a certain comlission,
ranging from two to five per
ent., is to be paid by the bridegroom.
lS may be inferred, nearly all, if not
uita all, the masculine applicants are
>rtune-hunters, who expect to get the
ommission from the bride's funds. The
flice mentions among its applicants,
umbering, 3,838, three princes, sixty
ounts, 170 barons, 260 landed propriejrs,
300 army officers, 618 professors and
fflce-holders, seventy-four savants and
rtists, 118 manufacturers, 740 merchants,
95 farmers and 1,200 professional men.
t would be gratifying to know how
lany matches are made; but this verv
esirable bit of information is withheld,
lthough the matrimonial bureau claims
rnt its success has exceeded its most
meuine expectations.
The Gloucester Relief Association is
le name of a society established in
rloucester, Mass., for the relief of the
idows and orphans of tho lost fishermen
f that city. It has no accumulated fund,
ut depends upon the voluntary contriutions
of the benevolent to meet the
ressing demands constantly made upon
s chanty. It has no salaned officer or
nnecessary expense. It is cautious in
s distribution, and makes careful invesgation
ot all cases brought to its notice,
ts field is an extended one. Nearly 600
rloucester fishermen have sunk beneath
le waves the past five yeafs. The last
reat gale (Feb. 20, 1879) swept off 143
len, and left fifty-three widows and 141
hildren dependent upon the charities of
le day. In their name, and in behalf of
large number of earlier beneficiaries of
le organization, the association confiently
appeals to the charitable public,
'lie winows and children of the lost
shermen, who are able to work, would
ladly avail themselves of any honest
mployment, whereby they could earn
le wherewithal to provide the necessiies
of life. But, unfortunately, there is
ut lfttle for them to do near their homes
t this season, and they must be assisted
y the charitable. The "Gloucester
'ishermen's and Seamen's Widows' and
?rphans' Aid Society," the "Female
Iharitable Association," and the " Glouester
Relief Association," are doing and
ave been doing all within their power
3 alleviate distress; but to do the work
efore them, to relieve the distress which
i so terrible, they must have more funds,
nd the associations trust that the appeals
irhich have gone abroad may be prompty
met, and the good work of aiding the
istressed ones in their midst may go on
ritli the utmost alacrity.
At the execution of Knox Martin, at
fashvilie, a short time-ago, an unusually
urge number of doctors were on hand,
na it was generally understood that an
.ttempt was to be made to restore lif.
?o prevent any doubt as to th*iotal exinction
of life, the sheriff kept the body
tanging fifteen minutes after death was
ironounced certain. As soon as the last
trand was cut the medical men eased
he body to the ground, removed the
Dop from the neck, and made prompt efnrta
tn roeot t.hp Hislnryited hones, aild
elieve thu pressure on the spinal cord,
["lie body was put into the coffin and
arried to a cow-shed near by, which, in
Kite of the efforts of the police, was
ortly filled by excited people, who
rowded in till the air was so hot and
lose that breathing was difficult for a
ive man, to say nothing of a dead one.
.'hey stripped the body and began vig- I
rous rubbing of the arms and legs, alernately
raising and depressing the chest
o produce breathing. His head was
aised and a galvanic battery attached,
he electrodes being applied to the base
f the brain and the chest. When the
urrents were turned on, muscular conortions
ensued, giving every expression
^ onvmftr rlolirrhf
1 CUIUUUU. JL am, icai, au.vit.tj, uvu^im ,
iittcd in ghastly succession over the
cad face. After artificial respiration
lad been kept up five minutes, the pulse
arae back, the hands were clenched and
eturning breath and open, staring eyes
tidicated returning vitality. The animal
teat of the body increased from 90 to 994
egrees in ten minutes. There was also
n apparent return of voluntary motion,
he head and neck being spontaneously
aised in the coffin. The signs of anima*
ion, however, subsided, ana the expert
lent ceased. More was accomplished
han ever before in the way of resuscitaion,
and if with the usual time of liangng
and plenty of pure air to breathe in
ase the subject dia revive, the physicians
elieve they might have succeeded in
ringing the dead to life.
Inconsequential Talkers.
There is a certain raft of idlers who
eset a newspaper office, and who appear
3 believe that every man's time is theirs.
A. A. ^ 4.1
ly tliis no allusion is mcanu iu uji?irtinsient
callers, even though they call
very day, who say a few words, serious
r gay, to the point, and then drop out of
ight. We'are happy to say that our
xperience has lain more among men of
Ins description than among; the greedy
rabbers of conversation, who want to
ave all the talk and will go on gabbing
>rever, to the annoyance of everybody
rho desires to work. Why the drones
liould beset the toiling bees, who make
lieir honey by the sweat of their brows
-if bees can lie supposed to have brows
-we are unable to comprehend, but it is
nquestionable that that privilege is often
ccorded to them, out of pure good naure.
Upon what principle neople who
4-It n St* iirnrl- qilf>h ji<? if 1*;
livtf UUJ1C uiuu MV1?| umv.. ? ,
liould be permitted to habitually harass
liosc who have been prevented from
oing it by the gabblers who immediatef
after breakfast set in motion the voluility
with which they are cursed, is
lore than we can make out. But the !
icts of society bear out flic statement j
iat these things are so. There is a time
> talk and a time not to talk, and it is
nly ftir to claim that newspaper work,
kc all other kinds of work, could be
ansacted in much less than the time
ow given to it, if the sanctum were
ansferred into a temple where the god of
ilence was treated with some respect.
Vp. are all of us sinners some time in this |
espect.?New York Telegram.
Cheapest Railroad In the World.
The cheapest railway in the world is
le five mile line from Wcsterstede, in
lie extreme northwestern part of Ger- !
lany, to the road connecting Bremen i
ad Oldenburg with Emden. The poo-1
le are scattered farmers, raising cattle, \
igs and scanty produce, and they sub- j
u'ibed 056,250 to build the road of which i
ly $5*2,250 was spent. The rolling j
took consists of two small locomotives, j
ivp passenger coached, two box and tour !
at cars, and the road isJ run by four j
len, at a total exoense of about ten dol- i
irs per day, which leaves daily net earn-,:
igs of about fourteen dollars. The j
ngines burn peat, which is abundanti n
tie districts, and the passenger cars have j
eats omnibus-fashion, with a door at
acli end of the car, as there is no turnablo
on the line. The road h:is a gauge |
f two felt five and a half inches, and is '
lid with rails of Bessemer steel. The i
uly buildings are a rough shed at either
nd of the line, to cover the engine and
How a Woman Beads a Letter. j
Did you ever hand a woman a letter
Sst as she was about to sit'down to dinner?
jou are a married man, and very careful,
you have probably done so about once a
year. If you are not very careful, you have
pos-ibly forgotten yourself and committed
that foolish act several times a year. It is
awfjilly wearing on a man to bring home a
letter to his wife at meal time more than
once a year. Sometimes it is wearing on a
woman, especially if the husband is quicktempered
and impulsive.
At'noon Mr. Pettibone starta for home
rind dinner. On his wav he stops at the
postoffice, and, perchance, gets a letter directed
to his wife. He has been through
the mill, he has, and, with a chuckle, very
carefully places the letter in his inside
pocket, and mentally decides that Mary
Jane will not get that letter until after
dinner, not if he knows it. Smiling at the
strategem of his little game, he proceeds
joyfully homeward, his appetite waxing
sharper each moment. As he enters the
house the savory smell of the viands salutes
him. Little Johnnv also salutes him, with
a kiss, and leaves his imprint. Going into
his pocket for his handkerchief Mr. Pettibone
pulls out the unlucky letter without
thinking. He makes a quick movement to
return it to his pocket. But his perceptive
wife is too quick for him and successfully
reaches for the missive. She studies the
superscription, and declares it is from her
cousin Anna. Then she looks closer and
" No, it isn't either, it's from Mrs. Smith
You remember Mrs. Smith, John, who used
to attend our church when she resided here.
Such a nice woman. She said she would
write to me as soon as they got settled in
their new home in?in?where is it, now,
they have located ?"
John remembers the Smith family with
painful distinctness.. They traded at the
store when they were in town and went away
forgetting to liquidate a good-sized bill for
goods. He does not know where they are
now, but knows where he wishes they were.
His wife refers to the postmark to ascertain
the name of the town where the Smiths
live. The mark is not plain, and she has to
study some time. John becomes impatient
for dinner, and his wife tells him it is all
ready, ana bids him go and sit down, and
she will be right along. He obeys and she
opens the letter "just to see how long it is."
She glances at the signature and finds that
it is from her Aunt Patience, instead of
Mrs. Smith. It consists of six pages, and
Aunt Patience writes such lovely letters that
she cannot resist the temptation of beginning
to read it.
By this time John calls from the diningroom,
requesting her to come and pour the
tea and help Johnny to dinner. She goes
to her place at the table mechanically, still
"Jane, will you lay aside that letter a
moment, and pour the tea?"
" In a moment, my dear. Aunt Patience
says she iB so delightfully situated this scaon.
If she had a little more room she"
would invite us all down to stay a month.
Isn't she kind?"'
By this time John gets quite M riled,'' o
to speak, and he exclaims rather sharply:*
"Marv Jane Pettibone, will you drop that
letter long enough to pour a cup of tea for
Mrs. Pettibone flares up instantly. Throwing
the letter down, she turns out the tea
and shoves it across the table, saying
"Jchn Henry Pettibone, you are the most
unreasonable man I ever saw. You act as
though you were in danger of dying in a
moment for want of tea. Half of th?j time
you drink water at dinner, and if it were
not for interrupting me, you would not
think of drinking tea this noon. You know
I cannot eat a meal with an unread letter
in the house. You're a bear, that's what
you are! I'll go home to ma to-day, so,
now ! Boo-hoo-hoo!''
By this time Pettibone has finished his
dinner, after a fashion, and, hastily arising
from the table, he tells his wife to go home,
or go to bed, or anywhere it suit* her to go.
Jamming his hat down over his eyes, he
leaves the house.
The next time he gets a letter for his wife
on his way to dinner, he returns to the store,
sends the boy up with the letter and a note
to his wife saying business is so rushing he
will dine at a restaurant to-day. He says
that is a neat and quiet way of avoiding a
" scene." About once a year, however, he
tries the inside pocket dodge, but it never
succeeds?never.?Ron it Sentinel.
A Convict Whom Prisons <'o ^ot Hold.
One of the convicts in the Kentucky
<a n mnr> nnmpi) Tlnddridirf1.
UUltC 1C W 1UWU UMU.VM 0-,
I whom prisons have never been able long
j to confine. A few years ago, for some
crime, he was sentenced to twenty years'
imprisonment in Tennessee. The second
year of his confinement he managed to
secrete a pair of the uniform striped pantaloons
of the prison when new suits
were served out. By the most cautious
[ and tedious process lie contrived to paint
these a spotless white, so that the prison
clothes disappeared under the layer of
paint. The furniture manufactured at
the penitentiary was disposed of by contract
to a firm in Nashville, and as the
manufactured articles accumulated they
were hauled from the prison court in
wagons. These wagons were driven by
44 trusties," or convicts who were minted
considerable freedom for good behavior.
* ... , /. 1
Workingat ins task01 vamisningmeiurniture,
Doddridge observed the opportunity,
and began to wear the painted
5air of breeches under the prison suit,
'his he did for two years and more,
watching eagerly, but never impatiently,
for the opportunity which he knew must
One day there were a numher of wardrobes
to be moved, and Doddridge was
assisting in carrying them out into the
court and loading the wagons. He
watched the chancc, and, as the last was
in place, quietly opened the door, and
auick as lightning was inside with the
door closed. There he lay quaking with
doubts as he heard directions given, the
bustle of guards and fellow-convicts, and
then the wa^on moved out. In five minutes
he was beyond the prison walls. The
driver of the wagon was a " trusty,1' but
Doddridge dared not trust him. Lying on
his back in the wardrobe, lie stripped off
his prison jacket and trousers, and retained
his gray woollen shir&and painted
breeches. Then he cautiously raised the
top of the wardrobe, saw that the driver
was walking along by the horses, and, as
they passed through unfrequented streets,
he clambered out and found himself free,
/?rkoflnca anH in thn QiihiirVw
UillCliriVUtVl, V VIKV1VC.7, ???V4 i*4 V*IV S'W/MtWW
of the city. He hid in a stable, however,
until night,.and then struck out through
alleys for the country.
Luck favored him and he found means
to git away from the dangerous vicinage
of Nashville. He drifted to Evansville,
Ind., and found employment in the St.
Louis and Southeastern railroad as a
painter. He lived an honest life for some
months, and allowing his beard to grow,
his face was soon covered with hair,
which, with his alteration of dress and
affectation of habits, made him feel
secure against detection. Then the propensity
for robbery returned. He liad
already committed murder, and he felt
the fatal compulsion of fate. lie ?'ave up
his situation at honest labor, and began
to look about for a field for operations,
lie went to Uniontown, Ky.., and in a day
or two had planned to rob a distillery, not
of money, out of whisky, lie had dis
COVert'll I1RMI19 IU iiiuwuuvc 4V mwu liwiu
the roof to the " cistern-room," :tn<l by
converting this into asiphon he eoulcl extvact
as much whisky as lie could handle,
lie returned to Evansville, bought, a
small fish boat, three large casks (which
he arranged ingeniously under the boat
in the water securely against search) and
a confederate. On arriving at Uniontown
they were out of ready money, and while
waiting to begin operations concluded to
rob the store, which proved their ruin,
lie was again sent to prison, but says lie
is sure to get out.
The Adalbert lead and silver mine in
Austria is 3,280 feet deep, and has no
equal in depth in the world.
Lore's Belief.
11 believe if I were dead,
' And von should kiss my eyelids whan I lie
Cold, dead and dumb to all the world oontain*
[ The folded orbe would open at thy breath,
And, from its exile in the Isle* ot Death,
Life would come gladly back along my veiaa.
I believe if I were dead,
And you upon my lifeleoa heart should tread?
Vnt knowing what the poor clod chanced to
It suddenly would pulse beneath the touch
Ofbim it ever lored in life so much,
And throb again, warm, tender, true to thee.
I believe if in my grave,
Hidden in woody depths by all the waves,
Your eyes should drop some warm tears of
From every salty seed ot your dear grief
Some fUr, sweet blossom would leap into leai,
Toyprove death could not make my love forget.
I believe if I should fade
Into the mystic realms where light is made,
And you should long once more my faoe to see,
I would come forth upon thet hills of night
And gather stars like faggots, till ly sight, ,
- - - - /J1
Led by the Deacon outzu, iou iuu vu uv,
I believe my love lor thee
(Strong as my life) so nobly plac?d to be,
It conld as soon expect to see the son
Fall like n dead king from his height* snblime
His glory stricken from the throne oi time,
As thee unworth the worship thou hast iron.
I believe love^fure and true,
Is to the soal a sweet, immortal dew
That gems life's petals in the hoar of dcuk,
The waiting angels see and recognize
The rich crown jewel Love of Paradise,
When life falls from us like a withered hoik.
? ? .
You cannot cure & cold in a sample ^
TKo mnn whosets a bad example hatches M
A fast horse?The one that is hitched to
a lamjD-poat. #
The man who was made to command was
made to order.
Over ISO students at Harvard take leo*
ions in singing. . *
Regarded out of ''danger"?Any letter
that is not in that word.
There are forty-four American firms
doing business in Japan.
Louisana's sugar crop last year -was
he largest since the war.
" As the crow flies," seem^to be a favorite
expression with many writers; and not without
It is estimated that under the new census
Pennsylvania will have population of
4,260,000. ?
The man who tears another's coat down
the middle should be made to pay up the
back rent.
Where is the man with soul sodead,
Who has not a bcast!ytcold in his head,
In this, his own?kertstahtchow-ow!! er-er
?JVew York Mail.
The latest style of marking sheep is to
attach a numbered tag to the animal's
ear. If Mary had a little lamb now it
would wear earrings.
Wars comedo thick in Europe Uiat tiie
1? J?'* ? "Kor? tn ait down
sotuiert) uuu b umv ? v.~ _r _
for a few momenta' rest, and hence the necessity
for keeping standing armies.
There are some things that are as
well kept dark. It isn't policy to throw
light upon such a subject as an open
barrel of gunpowder, for instance.
Thirteen handkerchiefs, four wallets
and two watches were found on a pickEocket
who had been at work only an
our in a St. Louis funeral assembly.
An onion is a little thing,
Yet wonderfully strong;
Its smell will not forsake us
At home or in a throng.
He who eats is not foigotten
In either spring or fall,
The strongest soldier and greatest
Scent'nel of them all!
A factory in Hanover, Germany, makes
glass inclose imitation of marble, and
( the tables, floor, tiles, etc., which it
' turns out, are preferable to marble
cn account of superior hardness.
g Of the five Ipndred newspapers which
appear in Russia, a large number are not
in the Russian language. Forty-two are 4
German, several are French, and others art
in the dialects of the Baltic provinces.
What is supposed to be the largest tree
in the Southern States is a tulip-bearing
poplar near Augusta, Ga., which is 166
feet high and nine feet in diameter, its
lowest branches being fifty-five feet from the
The Baltimore Bonapartes now living
are Madame Bonaparte, the daughter-inlaw
of the late Madame Patterson-Bona5arte,
Mr. Charles J. Bonaparte, and Col.
erome Bonaparte, his wife, Caroline
Appleton Bonaparte, and their children,
Louise Eugenie, a six-yaar-old, and
Jerome a child of two.
Pretty Jennie came to me,
Earnest, seeking information:
" Cousin, darting, will you show
, What is meant by osculation?"
What could mortal man as I
Do in such a situation ?
Father, mother, no one nigh,
I Liberal views, agreat temptation!
Jennie is my cousin, too;
So, to please my young relation?
Ah! you horrid thing, there! now!
I referred to occultation.
? Yale Record.
At Ward's Corners, Delaware county
Iowa, Alfred Bush owns a French stallion.
Since he purchased the animal, the latter,
has shown a most vicious temper, and is
unsafe and dangerous to handle. Mr.
j Bush has a son about two years old, for
, whom the horse has formed a great attach!
ment, and the two frolic together strangely.
The boy will put his little hands in the
horse's mouth, pull out his tongue, seize his
tail and swing with it, climb up his legs?
in fact, do whatever his childish freaA
prompt. For hours they thus play together,
the horse apparently enjoying it as well sr
the boy, and what is singular, the horse will i
allow none to come near while the boy is ;
with him, and is specially cautious aDout
injuring the boy himself.
Worth, the man dressmaker of Paris, does
not find the republic to his liking, and
everybody can easily understand why. In
addition to the simple manners which have
been thought becoming for a republic,
Worth is no longer unrivaled in his special
field. There are other men dressmakers
who are thought to be better, and who do
not make dresses for actresses and so get
themselves talked about in the newspapers.
Strangely enough, while it is the republic of
France which almost destroys Worth, it is
! the republic of the United States which
I saves him. Mr. Worth does not hesitate to
j say, that were it not for the ladiea or the
I United States, he would have to flose up
| his shop. American ladies, therefore, he
I considers the best-dressed women in the
i world.
Even to this day the advent of gypsies
is regarded as-an ill omen hy the
Russian peasants. When it is announced
in any village that a hand of gypsies are
i about to make their anpearanee, there is
| a hurly-burly among t lie villagers. The
i men hasten to bring their horses in from
| the fields where they are grazing; the
; women put their poultry under cover,
and everything that can be stolen is concealed.
The gypsy women, who are pro1
*?! 1 .m> fronted with
; ifSMUflitl luuuuc uiivic, v.
1 consideration on account of tlio nrevailI
ing fear of thoir power, though they are
j closely watched. Besides their other
I evil practices, the gypsy men are charged
! with setting fire to the houses of their
. enemies, and the gypsy women are acI
cuscd of practicing witchcraft.

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