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years ago, Mr. Bod-
ne of the old fashioned printers of
York, was looking sadly over his
te turned over tbe leaf thf.t
r.^j tLe account of Mr. oin, with
Lps t'lod balance of $J15. .0, and inure
t*o years pist due, the sadness
to grimntsj. IIow well he re-
the firat visit of deluding
with a corn-bafcket fall ot
^e *E"
tlie creduious Mr. Bodkin into
fio a book. which loin had
id. But he had promised magnifi-
in, Mr. Bodkin, as I rev ive the
^•UID the sales of the book, I KNOW,
be less than that every week—you
hive the money. A debt of honor,
xlkin. You should have it, if I had
my teeth." And here he showed a
ciion that a hyena would have envied
whiteness and hardness. "Then
Mr. Bodkin, you hold my wood cuts
Worth three times the
lunt of your bill! Finer collaterals
negotiated in Wall Street
And he swung his cane around
lead, as if ready to demolish any man
,iaion th might rise in opposition.
,llr. Bodkin, much impressed with
•hetoric of Mr. Quoin, went on his way
Icing. Quoin went to Iihode Island,
he sold his books, and pocketed the
i«ds. And Mr. Bodkin had waited
IP money. How often he had written
|U. in! How he ha expostulated, and
aud threatened! How he had of
tj take calicoes, codtlsh, potatoes, or
le nails, or any other production of
|e 'slant!. All to no purpose.
ien he had put the ac ount in a law
r.hiids. Quoin was sued, and judg
was had, and execution was issued,
as returned unsatisfied. Neither Mr.
i'g property nor income could be at
,'d. Jtiodkin fairly snorted as his eye
tp.m the expenses of that suit
•n hi thought of that security—
invaluable ollat -rals—the precious
cuts that had cost $1,00 ). llodkin
[hswKfd them at ev ry publi*hor in
y, ouly to get substantially the taoie
i, all. Good cuU of Course
!are Worth a $ I 000 no doubt to cut
but to us, who ja't need them,
.u!d not use them, worth no more
[u: wood." 8uh s^curitja! Bodkin
wing hyster.cil.
aughed aloud, not scornfully, but
li'jiv. It was the laughter of iospi
i "For the wood cuts given him
notion of how the debt might be
Wi undisguised chuckling,
his hat and we at in 8'-arch of
i! ill. t, a young gentleman of lemarka
crstia?ive facultie-, faultless in dress
jreov- r, an agent of the Pokowoke
^rj', and an exralL-nt j'lige of the
of pea ai*d thioiblj. What tra»3
betwecn Boilkinand Mallet, i* pjrely
itir il. But it was odd that Mr. oi
iould, on his return, have directed
nun to print a do/. n cards with
.scriptvm Henry Mallet, publisher,
450 Washington Street, Buffalo."
Mallet a pub isher! Why, even the
boys laid th' Ir fingers aside their
v, lien they read it.
0 days after this Mr. Mallet laid one
•Mi cards on the desk of Mr Quoin,
,~trged to inquire ot that gentleman
irnbible vaiue of the wood cuts used
book. Was he disposed to sell
or could they be used? To be can
id candor was always a weak -ess of
lie needed them s.nly. He had
arrangements to publish a certain
*ithin three months. If if was out
..,ime he would make $2,000 sure
ta delayed a week his chance ol
jus ne forever. The miserable
ers wanted three months to do the
whereas he couli not spare thr e
,'iin'i cuts were not exactly
he wante i, bit they woull serve.
4 he take $50 for the u-e of them
in smiled at bis innocetjce, and
hi he .d I don't l"nd cuts but
.4:11 them you for $S0J, and that
a per than you can get them madd to
re was no denying this but it took
in an ur's hard ring to make
niwte th? price to $000. The most
jt argument Mallet u ed was his ap
|ily careless production ot a long,
iM't, filed with new crisp aud crack
iaiik notes, of bign figures only, t*ie
which made Mr. Qjoixi shew the
•i] white teeth. Mallet was uu
cl!y a cash buyer.
came the question of terms
Mr. Mallet pav $ibr» c«sh, and
.ii yrder on his printer, who would
the cuts on payment of $:J15.
is Mill lei's turn to smile, aud he did
the heathen Chinee, "childlike aud
What did Mr. Quoin take him
He ne.ver paid for goods till he hail
The idea of paying for cuts he had
:en as
and ot settling up Quoin's
WHS absurd Uuder no circumstance
ever would he take the cuts, until he
lie receipted bills of both the eugrav
1(1 printer. Was he to buy a lawsuit?
1 served with attachment* and trovers
replevins and injunetions and games
Bort* Not much. Mr. Mallet
himself back ia his ch-»ir, and 1
o ked
nl, as in quest oi' relief from the
•dales of Quoin.
'•ia became pensive. It was quite
tbit Mullet would cot advance the
'y to pay the printer's bill. Where
1 he get it But if he did n get it,
ouId lose the $2S5. That was not to
ught of. The interview was ad
^ed. Quoin went out to hunt up the
nvjch to the annoyanr-e r«f Mallet,
could not conceal hl8 apprehension
4 loin was about to refuse to sell,
ii Mall-t had made up his mind to
he wanted to buy and end the matter.
Miu wou'd go ou to New York with
be would pay all expenses but he
!d not pay for the cuts till he had
and witu a good title. Aud here he
shed his wallet.
lis was talking business to purpose,
"eeUriited Quoin's movements. He
lUe money. That night Quoin and
took passage together on the
'tr, aid next mornir/s- found them at
tor House. Mallet iwl proved ex
-'Company. Hejate and drank and
•ed and told good stories, and was as
•y and confidential with Quoin as it
had en scuooiboys together. But
&11 this, M-illet showed a most unac
itab.e fear thit Qu in would give him
tip. Quoin haa to be very decided to
Mallet trom accompanying him
he went to see dkin. He only
td to make sure it was all right." For
'U* reasons, Quoin was bound that
should not t-ee the iutervi-w, and
tim off resolutely.
*hdl o^unt the minutes while I wait
room 111 you come back," said the
•ved and wistful Mallet, as he cast
ilf upon tbe sofa.
~*ill purely bj back in half an hour,"
ie triumphant Quoin.
wun exceed ng haiteur th»t
strode into the office
of Bodkin. Bis
as hard, his eyes severe. It was the
grininesa of an/ fflcer of ju tice on duty, land by fanners that have rot the capitil
an the elevati n of a 1 fty mii.d con to work it that keeps so ma y poor. Small
i farms are better than large ones simply
because they are b.tter suited to the capi
tal of common taimers. Large farmers
with large capital are btt than small
ones. FarmiDg is a good business for all
inea who conduct it oa proper principles,
and have c^pi'.al h.c ording to the size ot
their tarnis.—Farmer and Artuan*
scions of rijht. "Mr. Bodkii, I have
called to pay your bill. Of course, you
did not expect i Nor do yo.i,deserve it
Your cond .ct in dunning me i- shameful
—perf^cMy shaxeful. I should feel just
fied in ret using it altogether. But—pro
duce your bill. :-ir." And he tuegea at
his mustaches and looked defuntiy. Ith
uriel r.imself was not more grand in con
Bciousuess of virtue.
The surprised and somewhat crestfallen
Bodkiu fumbled in his drawers for lhe
bill, and at length produced it. A spasm
of disgust flitt over Quoin's face as he
saw the hideous total, «uth two years' in
terest and 1 gal expenses But "he made
up his mii.d t") make an impression, and
he did it. w it wrenched him nobo
but Quoin can imagine. He told down the
m/ney in full, and secured his nccipt
with great deliberation.
Now, Mr. Bodftic, oblige me by pack
ing up those wood-cuts, a delivering
them to the porter."
Surely, Mr. Quoin, you will not remove
thos cuts so precipitately,' said the peni
tent Bodkin.
Up went Quoin's cane most menacingly.
"Not an hour, sir—rot an hour, sir! I
want tnose cuts n w, sir, now!"
There was no resisting this impetuosity.
The cuts were priduc d, examined aud
checked. Quoin sailed out of Bodkin's
office gloriously, with his porter tugging
at the bjndle,|like a man-of-war protect
ing a mcrchuitinan.
It took but a few minutes to get back to
the Astor House. Here was vexation.
The door of the room in which he had
left Mallet was locked. Down to the
clerk's office hew the irate and impatient
Where's my friend and room-mate,
Mallet, of room 369
"Mallet? Yes, yes! Mallet, is it? Why,
Mallet paid for his room, and left half an
ur ago
Just so. Paid for bis room lalf an
hour ago took a coach, and Went to the
Erie K i road Depot."
What T"
"No mistake. Went by the Erie Rail
Not even then was Quoin convinced
that s polite friend, Mallet, was a delu
si «n anu a enare. But he had the prc
otntim nt. All day long he traversed
from hotel 11 depot ia an ayoniz frame
of mind. Nor did he fad tocll on the
Chief of P-dic, to rrake snre that his
friend had not had a fit, and been sent to
the hospital Nor is it wortn wi.ile to
recoui.t nis visits to bookse 1 rs and his
inquiries touching the publisher, Mallet,
of Buffalo, w ho was unknown to them all
As nigijt settled on tne city he felt able to
express a dee ded op nion concerning
wallet He was "an ui.veracity tin 1 an
inaptitude, a phantasm ai a wind bag.'
As for Bjdk'n—words could not do him
ju-tice. But he never saw either of tnem
That d%y Bodkin closed the ledger ac
count of Quoin. That day Bodkin and
Ma'let went out riding on the Coney
Island road And the riders of th»t fie
quented thoroughfare w re astonished at
the vivaciiy arid voc ferousness of the
spectacled elderly gentleman and his
young friend They were evidently at
ease and at peace with the wide world
So Mrs. Bodkin thought For Bodkin's
tem])er was sweet for a month—a state of
mi unknown before or since.—Comic
A Living Head on a Paralyzed Trunk.
NEAK Glenwood, Iowa, resides James
T. Anderson, aged twenly six. Three
years a*ro he died from his neck down
ward. His head, however, is alive, and
*re vigorous and active than before the
body, which it once governed, ceased to
be vital. At the age of two, James' father
died, and his mother soon married again.
At the age of three he was tossed several
times by an angry w. Hhortly after
ward, while he was eating bread and milk,
a rattlesnake joined him, and when the
two had finished his snakeship made his
how and retired. At five years old a
horse rau away with him, and made for a
stable, across the entrance of which was a
bar. The horse reached in under the bar,
and his mother seized him just in time to
save his lite. He grew up active and
strong, and was fond of sports. He be
came a good gymnast.
James, at the time of the accident that
loft him with a dead dy and a living
head, was a fine, handsome young man.
He weighed two hundred pounds, and
there was not a superfluous ounce of flesh
on his body.
One afternoon, when on a visit to an
uncle at Glenwood, Iowa, he was exer
cising on a pole placed from one tree to
another in the back yard. He had on a
pair of gaiters tipped with patent leather,
lie swung down from the pole by his feet
the leather slipped and lie fell. He struck
his neck just where it joins the shoulders.
He was bewil'e-el. but perfectly con
scious. His body felt as though smashed
to a jelly. He experienced a horrible tin
gling, and when the doctor camo he
told him not to touch him HB his b.dy
was broken to pieces. His neck was
broken inflammation set in, and all
thought his end was cone. To th-j sur
prise of all, in a few days he bt gan to
mend. He was portly after remove to
his stepfather's house, v/htre he still re
Time fcung heavily on his hands, and
he reaolved to learn to write with his
mouth. He accomplished thK and, as he
ga s
in a le ter to Mr.
o n
J. K.
lerably good mou'h He
is now trjiDg paint, and hopes by this
means to earn homethii-g for his support.
II" has been, and still is, tenderly cared
for ny his si.t her elf a cripple, and
speaks iu the highest terms of his step
father, WLO, though a poor man, ha-s
shown him every kindness.
His worst enemies are the flies which
buzz about his face. He holds a leafy
twig in his mouth, however, and manages
to twirl it about in a wonderful way and
drive off his tormentors. Thn case is
without a parallel, except that of John
Carter, of England, who was injured in a
bj^uilar way, and who became* Jaiaous
painter.—St l*ui» Time*
Farming as a Buslnetti
A TP*n who is not sxart enough to run
ore, is not smirt enough to run a farm.
Farmers are not to be n ade of what is left
at-ter lawyers, doctors, ministers, and mer
chant a'e torted and ck out. And if
fails on a farm, it is not likely he
will succeed in a store, for it requires more
ta'ent to be a thriving farmer than to be
an average merchan'. The one ca^se of
er*.al failur is the disproportion between
a man's farm and his capital A farmer s
capital is skill, 1 .bor, ^nd his money If
he has little cash, he mu-.t Lave uo more
Undthiuhecan thoroughly manage by
his personal labor. E»ery acre beyond
that is an incumbrance. One acre well
'.wM ta more p,. to.,1-
acra gkimmed o*e& I™"
HarnesgiD? Horses Correctly
WHEN harnessed correctly, a strong
k rse is a powerful an mal but by an im
perfect adjustment of the gearing, many
strong teams are shorn of half their
s rmgth and many are often worri.-d
more by «n improper lit of the harness, or
by a decidedly b»d attachment to the
vehicle they are drawing, than by all the
service they perform, hut few teamsters
have ever been taught how to harness a
horse correctly and fewer still have ever
learned that there is a right way and a
wrong way to hitch a team to a carriage.
When a harness is taken from the shop,
every part should be adjusted tfit the
horse that is to wear it.
Back ban/i.—The back band should be
let out or buckkd up, until it will be
neither too ing nor too short when the
animal is drawing a loal. Many a good
horse has had a large sore made on his
back t-iinply beciuss the back band of the
harness was buckled up o far.
BreechingThe bteeching should also
be adjusted properly, so that the lior&e
will not seem like a man in a boy's coat,
nor like a colt wearing the harness tl'a
full grown horse.
CoUar.—Tht collar should fit as neatly
to the animal's neck as an easy pair of
shoes set on one's feet. Tee collar t-hould
never be s long th a man c^n th ust hi*
arm eas'ly between the neck of the animal
and the lower end of the collar. Many
horses—especially old ones—when thin
ip flesh, require collars so small that they
cannot be put over the heads of the horses
that wear them. It is of tminent imp rt
a ce that tne proprietors of ami sli uld
see to fruch minor oints, and provide
collars that a e open at the top or bottom.
Every horse fchould have his own co lar
and harness a i much as every man his
own boots and oat.
Linen —The lin s are often adjusted in
such a manner that th i heads of both
horses are hauled away from eat other
so far that the team caunot travel tasily.
At other times their heads are drawn too
far inward, toward each other. The lines
should be a ju ted so that the heads may
tie held just as far apart as the length ol
the double w hi filet ree.
J'oleWh» ii a team is attached to a
carriage, or lumber wagon, the breast
straps, stay-chains or n-ck yoke should
t,e so adjusted that the pole or tongue
cannot fctrike eith'.r horse The tongue
is often allowed t) have so much play
that it wl angs the arms or shoulders of
the team with terrible lorce, when the
veh cle is ing drawn over rough ways.
The neck yoke straps, or tongue chains,
should be drawn up so as to elevate the
tongue between the shoulders, where the
lateral je king or thrusting will be re
ceived by the geaiing on the necks of the
animals, rather than against the unpro
tected arms or shoulders of the team.—
8. K. Todd.
Securing Fodder Corn far Winter.
MANY have had an impression that fod
der corn formed a poor rood for animals
in winter, but this impression has been, no
doubt, obtained roin lee ling out imper
teetly cured and musty fodder. I'roperlv
cured fodder corn i ruis a nourishing food,
and milch ws, sheep aud horses eat it
with a relish.
dd'-r corn growing thickly is very
succulent, and contains a great Hni'-un' of
juice consequently when its growth is
checked by cutting, fermen ation rapidly
occurs, and unless the utmost care is ob
served, the fod ler wili U injured l« fore
one is aware of it. Ou this account as
soon a« cut, it j-hould be disposed in small
quantiti 3 in a place, and should n ver
remain 1 »ng unmoved upon the ground.
It can, however, remain a day or two, if
spread loosely, without injury. If by in
attention it is left too thick, and heating
beg ns, its value is gone. After it has
wile a day, the fodder should be ta'ied
up and placed thinly besides fences, or
what is a very good arrangement, against
honz td poles plac in lorked stakes
set in the greund, the pjies coming about
brea-t high.
A plan involving less labor, and pro
bably serving the purpose a# well, is re
commenoed by a ^respondent. This
consists in setting siuglt stakes, at conven
i' nt d^tan'-cs, firmly ir to the ground.
Then tie the corn in small bundles, »nd
set six or eight of these bundles l^htty
against the st ke, and tie- lir.nly but sc
Iy with a band. This prevents the ghocs
from being blown down, and perfect free
dom oi air to every part is secured. They
should main out until thoroughly dr.ed.
When havled in, the bundles can be uu
bound and the corn spread over tops of
mows, and also on head scaffold*prepared
tor the purpose.
Manv farmers commit an error in allow
ing their fodder corn to become too large
core it is cut. By so doing, the le-»vcs
are mor" tough and the st-lks so large as
to 'r fu'ed by *tock. Whereas, cut at
the right time when the leaves ar-j tender
and the
Nutting, he
succulent, the whole wili be
eaten up clean. Il is a laboiious job to
cut up arj acre or two of fodder corn with
a common corn hook, and many farmers
now use 'he hand scy he as in mov.ng
grac.s—a lit tie practice being sufficient to
row tbe tons all one way so evenly that
i' n be easily gathered up and bound.—
Maine Farmer.
—Whim-ical Extra' ts of Wills —Prom
the will of 'Biral lilackett, O vcrnor of
Plymouth, proved in 17!)i: '1 desire my
body to be kept so long as it may not be
offensive, and that one of iny fingers or
toes may be cut off to secure a certainty of
my being dead. I further request my dear
w'fe that, as she has lten troubled with
one old VkjI, she w 11 not think of marry
ing a s'.c nd." From the will of the liev.
Mr. Appleby, of St. Bride's, [/roved in
17K5: I leave my body to be dressed in a
flannel wai.-tcoat, an old surtout coat, and
bre-jches without lining ar.d pockets no
thocs(saving done walking), &nd a wors
sted wig, if one can be got, in order that I
may rest comfortably From the will 'f
a mariner of Bristol, proved in 17&5: "My
executors to pay, out of the first moneys
collected, to my beloved wife, if luring,
one shilling, which I give as a token of
my love, that she may bay ha»d nuts, as I
know she is better pleased with cracking
them than she 6 with mending the holes
in her stoc-ings.'1
—An old man picked np half a dollar in
the street. Old man, that's mine," said
looking rascal "so hanl it over."
Did thine have a hole in it?" asked the
old man. Yes," replied the other, smart
ly. Then it is not thine," mildly replied
the old man thee must learn to bo a
ItOa •laigftf
Half a pint of water half a pint of mo
lasses, two teaspooufuis of soda, one tea
spooi.ful of salt, thicken to quite a thick
batter, stir in either berries wr raUius, and
boil three hours.
I)o DAILY and hourly yortr duty do it
patiently and thoroughly. Do it as it pr
sents itsei do it nt the moment, and let it I
be its own reward. Never mind whether
it is known or acknowledged or not but!
do not fail to do it.
A COKRFSI'ONDENT of the Country Gen
tleman who has tried k-'ep^ng three cow*
exclusively on green sowed corn sinc.i i
about June 1, last, finds the milk steauily
diminish ng. His experience with sowed
corn fe in connection with gran has been
very favorable.
DKKSSKS —Take a large double handful of
bran, put it in a sauce pan and set it over
the fire, allowing it to boil thoroughly in
a quart of water when thoroughly iled,
strain the bran and throw the water into
that in which you are about was lung your
lawn or chintz dress. Let the dress soak
for an hour or so in it before washing. In
stead of starch, ine a weak solution of
glue-water and iron on the wrong side.
IK we would establish the habit of
drinking water freely in the morning,
SOOJ after arising, commencing with small
quantities, increasing gr dually as we
learn to lis.li it, until the chief portion
taken durii the day is before brtakfa-t,
it will promote the health to a much
greater cxti nt than it ordinarily does, era
dicate disease from the system, and become
a most decided luxury in time.—Scientific
Amet if'in.
Lkmov ji ien IN DIPHTITKIUA —Mr. Re
villout, in a pap?r presented last summer
to the French Academy of Medicine, as
I serts that lemon juice is one of the most
efflcario s appliances for diphtheria,and he
relates that, when a dresser In the hospital,
his own wife was saved by this timely ap
plication. He got three doz n lemon* ami
i «argled her throat with the juioe, she
swallowing a little at tbe same time, in or
der to act on the more deep seated parts.
The do tor has noted numerous cases of
compl te success obtained by this method
of treatment.
Tnn (iermantown Til fyraph pays that
of all the crops raised in the United
States, Indian corn, or maize, which is a
better name, is the most important and
valuable, as it is the largest iu xtent, and
commands the greatest cash value, aud is
applied uioro useful purposes than any
other. It may be regarded, too, as the
most wholesome. Every animal, and
very granivorous bird, from the partridge
up, prefers it to all other grains and as to
man, if not popularly upon au equality
with w heat, as
fore the head
article of diet, it is next
to it. in pork making it is indispensable.
TnE Santa Clara (Cal.) Farmers' Club
says: "In dry stasons the poorer soils
yield ttergra'n in proportion than soil
which is richer. It seems, from the re
ports that have reached us, that the earn
ers generally have been ast nished at the
unusual quantity
grain from unpromis­
ing fi Ids. The reason assigned is that the
rap'd growth of the straw, in the better
land i xhausts the .istare in the
Is eut, aud hence a light,
shriv ied grain while the upland, not so
good, has pr dtieed less straw, and thus
retained a mfHciency of its moisture to
mature plump and healthy seed."
TUB question, Does vaccinatum lose Its
protective pow*r is one which is discus
sed anew on the occasion of every fresh
outbieak of epidem small-poi, such t.s
that with wli oh London is now ullliete'.
The best ob ervers aro of opinion that
when vaccination hai been properly r
forin d, and when the system has been
brought thor uglily under the influence of
the modified form of the disease induced
by the vaccine matter, a i»erso:) is no more
liable to take the small pox than if he had
formerly td the Ba:n!lpox itself. The
nece sity of revaluation is due usually
to t..e fact that tie ojx ration is impt riectly
perfo tned, and the di.-cuf-e imperfectly de
heard it stated that green wood gi»es out
in burning ft greater heat than dry wood
Now it is only necessary to ason for
a moment to perceive that this statement
or bel ef must be fallacious. Oreen or
uasiasoned wood contains twenty-t:ve per
cent, more wa'er than air dried, or what
is commonly called dry or seasoned wood
Then, in burning one hmdr pounds of
green wo-d an excess of twenty five
pounds of wa'er must be evaporat-d. To
evaporate five unds of waier one and a
quarter pounds of wood are required. 8o
that in getting rid of the excem of water
in tfreen wo» d, a loss of over six per cent,
is incurred. This w ill connuiue o e cord
out of every sixteen. This is the (iirect
loss. The indirect loss we estimate much
higher. It can not well de reduced to
figures, but is sufficiently j-alpab e for all
that. It is exhibited in late breakfasts,
badly-cooked dinners, "cakes whi are
dough," and bread s*lden and indigesti
ble nlio, in disturbed tempera and gene
ra! dome-tic unpleasantness which no4
bddom occur in cous- quer.ee. If the
wii-ter's eupplv of wood were now gotten
up, sawed and split, and piled up under
cover, a certain gan in money or lab
would be made, while a prolific source of
inconvenience and irr.tation tothe fema'es
of the family would be avoided.—Ihnrth
and Uom$.
Feeding L'felekeni.
I hare been very successful in feeding
chick* thl* year, none of them being trou
bled with croup or other iln# ases. 1 am
satisfied that in feeding wheat screenings
as obtained from tbe mills, they should
always be soaked in water eight or ten
hours, or at least washed, fore feeding,
to soften the white caps, swell the shrunk
en kernels and destroy the poisonous dust.
/rn meal should always be mixed with
boiling water lor chicken*. Onions, toi«s
i as well ad bottoms, should be cut fine and
fed daily. They are v.-ry stimulating, and
superior to ma: y medical preparations re
commended for akk chickens. I believe a
I daily feeding of onions tends greatly to
ward off disease.
The truth is, too li tie attention ii paid
to naving dry and warm quarters tvr fowls
gw rally, though no animal pays better
for good care than fowls. VV ithout it,
even fair results cannot bo expected.—
IjKkpvrt in llvi al Ntv Yoriur.
—In the General Post Office of London,
tat year, 10,W5,(XKi yards of string were
used in ting up the letW rs for the country,
and 7CO.OOU bags were required for seed
ing the letters off. The I'M Mall QaaetU
says that, while it is unpleasant to draw
invidious distinctions between public de
partments, there can be no doubt that th#.
uantity of red tape used in the WarOfflc.e
the same period far exceeded that of
the Post Office twine.
—Alabama has 278
with 10.7?V
Youths' Department.
Taddy was a naughty boy that day.
Not even grandma could make an excuse
for him, though she dropped a gn at many
stitches in the bright little stocking she
was knitting, and was seen to wipe her
spectacles over and over again, and all be
cause she felt so badly about her naughty
little irrandson.
Well, perhaps I had better tell you the
whok- story.
Mrs. Ives, that was Taddy's mother's
name, sat sewing in the 5 ailor, and it was
such a fine day that the window was
thrown op 11 to let in the sweet breath of
the apple blossoms iu the orchard, and the
English violets that grew by the front
diH_»r. Grandma sat knitting in lier easy
chair, and K se was painting a bunch of
trailing arbutus that looked so like the real
flowers it seemed as though you could
pick them up from their bed of soft green
moss. It was so quiet in the room that
they all heard what Taddy said, and saw
what he did, though he neither heard nor
saw them. He was sitting on the grass
plot just in front of the parlor window,
this utile five-year old Taddy, at ing buns,
and singing to himself a song that he had
caught from his college brother Tom, and
his mother, listening to the pleas int voice,
thought withiu her heart, My Taddy is a
darling.' when the gate opened, and Jim
my l'eclan came whistling up the walk,
with bis old straw hat perched on this lack
of hi-* head. Jimmy was the fourth son
of Mike Plielan, w ho worked in gentle
men's gardens up and 'wn street.
I wish that boy wouldn't rime here,"
»ald Hose, glancing up from her painting,
as she heard the click of t'je gate. "I
shouldn't think you would allow it,
moth'-r. Just hear Taddy call out,
Hu'hP He is getting so rude that 1 am
really ashamed of him, and that Phelan
boy is horrid!"
Hullo !"sa.d Jimmy, quite unconscious
of the Young lady's criticism and turust
inp his han s int his trousers pockets, he
stood facing Taddy and the open parlor
window. He was a wretched looking
little ragamufll 1, there was n denying It,
but 'lien you could not wonder if you
would only bear in mind that there were
eleven more at home as like lnm as the
peas in a pod are lik 1 aeh other, to bs
fed and clothed and the best that Mike
and his wife uld do, the feeding and
clothing were ot the poorest and scantiest
kind. Ind-ed 1 suppose there was seldom
a day that imniy's stout Utile breaU-Laaket
wan comfortably tilled.
What is it ye're eatin', Taddyf" aaked
Jimmy, alter the salutation*.
Buna," sail Taddy,
with currant# In
"Gi' me a bite?"
T..ddy shook his curly he%d. "I tan't.
They 'd make you awful sick
"Ill risk it," aald Jimmy, holding out a
very dirty hand. "Just one smail little
bit, Taddy
No, *ir/" answered Taddy, his mouth
crammed full. My mother put* puon in
her buns, an' if you eat just a teenty tinty
bit it'll make you sick so you'se have to
have the doctor, and ke ralcgolic."
"That's a lie I" wdd Jimmy, s'outly.
Why don't they make you sick if they're
Oh, tause—tause—tause I'm my moth
er'B boy,
and what did you tome in
re for, Jimmy i'helan? Nobodv told
you to, an' I dou't want you, an' 1 wUh
you'd gooff where ^ou b'lo ig!"
want something to eat," said Jimmy.
Then go'an ask your mother, way as 1
Pile's off a washing, and th re aln
nothing in the cupboard, 'cause 1 looked,"
and Jimmy sat down 011 the grass. Just
le'me have one1 bite, Tadtly."
Wo, I hIuiU not! My luothar don't 'low
me to give buns to Paddies!"
Theodore Ives, you naughty boy, come
intotheheiii.se this minute cried Rose,
putting her head out of the window.
"No, I sha'n't,' answered Taddy, com
"Th n I will come and fetch you,' said
You tan't do it," rejoined Taddy, plant
ing his heels in the grass, and throwing a
defiant look over his shoulder.
"Just one mito of a piece," coaxed
Jimmy, in a whisper "there's such a
splendid currant"
won't do it," said Taddy, verv red in
the fury, 'iid if vou don't go off I'll—I'll
—1*11 double up my fi -t to you, I will, Just
like thtti!" and I am ashamed to say that
he hit Jimmy a blow on the side of his
head that knot ked otl his old straw hat.
Taddy, I want you!"
It was Mrs. Ives that spoke this time,
sorrowfully enough you may be sure, and
the lit'le boy, hastily swallowing the last
remaining bit of his last bun, got up re
What'll she do to jraf Mked Jimmy
under ),i breath.
Taddy shook his head.
Is it because ycu boxed my ears d'ye
Yes, and I gu' ss—I guess she heard
me piion a I'ultly
Yc«, it Is my mother don't low me
w r.g s'orles and 'all names."
Vgddy came into the parlor hanging bis
h^ad so 1 iw that the cur's ft II over his
face li*e a yellow veil. Rose locked at
him and said, s vcely:
"If you were my boy, I would punish
yon wiili a stick, Taddy Ives I"
Mamma did no' *petk, but held out her
hand to her naughty boy. Grandma al
mo-t always tad an excuse ady for his
lit le misdemeanors, but looking arikance
through the veil of curls, Taddy saw her
kin lace quite turned away from" him, and
not a sir gle word did she apeak in his de
Hose, UU Jimmy I'hehn to go to the
kitehen door, and a»k Jane for some din
ner." said Mrs. Ives.
Tin 'i she took a white handkerchief oat
ofh»r pocke", and put it over Taddy's
mouth-—that naughty mouth that had told
lies and called names. Teddy stood quite
still while she tied the comers, but hiv
heart beat very loud and fast, and tears
gathered in his biue eyes. He had never
been punished like tb s before, and it
seemed tbe worst punishment in the world.
After the knot was tiod, Mrs. Ives pointed
to Tad ty's naughty corner," and thither
the little culprit, went, and sat down on a
cricket, with bis face to the wall.
"Tliat. I'h»lan boy won't go for his din
ner, mother: he says be wants to come in
and speak to you."
If lore the words were out of her mouth,
Jit'amy i'helan bad pushed past Hose, and
th rust his uncombed red head, in at the
paf lor door.
It was a grand room compared with the
old, smoky kitchen where the tribe of
Pieian cooked, ate
and sept. Jimmy had
seldom seen a grander, but that was noth
ing so Song as poor Taddy sat sobbing in
a corner of it.
y o u plaae, mom," he stuttered, "if
rid ze—"
rhit if it, my boy
"If you plaze} mvjn, Tdwirii that ye
wouldn't tic up bis mouth with a han*k«r
Chy he didn't an no harm, Taddy
«tidn't, anil I jast'slieve he'd call me Pach
dy"s not I"
.Now I call that nob'e and generous ia
Jimmy Phelan, who had never been tangkt
either good manners or morals, and whom
veins were fu! of hot Iri-h blood. But In
spite ot his pleading, Taddy had to be
1 uuished as he deserve 1. He was kept in
the coiner until the tc*a bell rung, and an
soon as tea was over, Margaret took him
up stairs When li* mamma went, an
usual, to get a good-night kiss from her
boy, she found him sitting up in his bod,
us penitent and sc nsolate a speck of htt
inanity as you ever saw.
I've been a thinking, mother," be said,
with a pitiful sob, »s she sat down beside
him, I've been a-thinking."
Of what, my child
Why, s'po&in' it tha4 Phelan boy wtt
our boy, an' I was Mike's boy, how Td
Uke it if he doubled up his fist to me, and
Here was another sob.
And what, Taddy
And I've been a thinking what if yov
boy wouldn't gi' me just one little speck
of buns with turrents in 'em, a said
they was pizen, when they was smacking
K)d, and called me Pad—Pad—Paddy,!
don't believe I'd ask yon to take oft the
i ot han kist off bis mouth, not if he hnd
it on twenty weeks!"
Then you are sorry that you were
unkind to Jimmy
Ye?, 1 am—honest and true and the
blue eyes looked straight up into Mamma'n
And what about the wrong stories.
told G')d all 'bout that, 'fore yM
came up stairs we've got it all settled, IB
I'm goin' to give Jimmy Phe an my cettt
picce to buy sonn ti 1 that's lots better'n
buns TORPKl)()K-t:' and Taddy
ducked his head under the sheets with tM
egest sob you ever heard.
So that was the wav he made friends
with Jimmy Pnclau, nnd even sister Koae
th 'tight it good and sufficient proof ot re
ntance, for it was the same as if Taddy
had given up al claim to Fourth Of Jnly
Chrutian Union.
The Utile Worm 1'eddler.
Ko trade is less hon rable being odd.
A good many boys we know would hardly
have the courage to bo angle worm mer
chants but so long as there is nothing
better to do, it is as good a way as any to
tura an honest penny.
A gentleman who had been visiting tltt
White Mountains,on his way down sawn
9:"!c v get on the stage witha box filled
with earth.
"What have VM fot there, myliU|»
Worms! What are you going to d*
with theml*"
8eli them two for a cent. The flih
eriuen can't get them in tb" lower partof
lie mountains, and so I go up the valley
here and dig them, and bring them down
and sell them."
But how do you pay for euoh a ioag
stage ride V'
don't pay I shin*' —I shlnca his
boots," pointing to the driver.
80 you have an occupation besides
peddling wormsv"
Ye* that is the way I get my llvlnft, 1
have fifteen dollars already laid up,and It's
only the beginning o' the season.
You're a smart boy," said the man:
but is this all y-uare ever going to dof^
No, indeod. 1 go to ttchoolover i£
Vermont during the winter—pay two (id*
lars a week for board."
Ho you have no lnwe»ths»*"
No fathert"
No mother
"No nobody. I make my ownway»
and one of these days I am going to Our
To college
Yos, to one of the best fn the oottfr*
Any boy with such a spirit can get an
education. He is not ashamed of poverty,
i.or is he afraid to work. Home boya
would be too proud to sell worms for a
They would rather hUuvu or
Door-Yard OrtiitiuentutUM* i
We hive male gr at progress the PMt
few years in our style ol gard nittff. For
m' riy, every littlu door yard, however
small, was cut up into a labyrinth of nar
row walks, carefully hed ed with dwarf
box. Thhsortof n ell ss and unsightly
patchwork is fast piss ng away, anil a far
better taste is ing aboveu i 1 tlm smooth,
s »ft carpets of grc n gras, with the need
ui flow it bed4 cut oi.t wherever required.
Flowers are like diittionb-thiir suiting
should be of the inconspicuous order, ana
nc.cr the mo-it prominent f. aturn of the
two,as ften seen among the "sho Idyites"
in both fashionable s ciety and horticul
ture. Ourfl rists and nursery-men fctill
have a msidcrablc cemand for "box for
edgings and it is a pity, altir ugh 'tis
ue, that we have so much bad tact*
shown in our suburban gardens.
Fometitnes toe grounds are cut up into
walks resembling au old-f i*bioned patch
e qui cf many col rs, aud the proprie
tor, not wishing to
outdone i the way
of variety, ciowda a 'housand species ana
varietl's of plants into a spae wherein
hU'.dred wou be a far b'tier number,and
show to better advanta/e. This tiying U»
s*e how many varieties can be grown ban
t/cen a curs1 to pomology, snd is rapidly
ruii.ing floriculture A doz n plants*
well grown, show bttt taste and Judg
ment than a hundred, as far too generally
We hope our readers will rcmemhertwn
wh«m making th ir selection-i for seeds
and plrnih iu the spring. Choose only a
lew of the very b^s', and of variet es that
will give a succession of bloom throogk
out th teiison, and sUiw upon these all
tbe care that would have beeu bas'owed
up n many, and see if greater satisfaction
and better resulti will not be derived
Wo know of a man who cultivated thren
hundred varieties01 gladioluses l*»t sum
mer but one ten'h of the number, prop
erly selected woul 1 have furnished all the
b«-auty and other merits found in the en
tire lot To strive for the wry bo-t is
commendab'e but to seek toob'ainevery
thing is like trying to obtain an education
by studying everjthingan 1 k owing noth
ing thoroughly.—Hai ui A'eio Y»rker.
EIOHTBKM copies of the first eJitio® of
the Bible ever printed sre still In rxtet
ence. The/werrt piin ed at tx, be
tween the years 1410 arid 1441. Mr. James
I/.nox, of New York, owns one of the
onnies, having purchased it at a cost of
—Two men who entered land in the Su
perior region a short tim« ago, have dis
covered rich iron mines on their premise^
and have leased the tr*uc to an iron
pany for a royalty of $50,000 a year.
it s'Miij)stun?

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