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I barley water b pleasant and nourish'. I Killed by Ms Hother-A Kemarkable "' an1 '11 ,)raft orses Tho same may be said of toast water. The Moscow correspondent of the In constipation, oatmeal water may be Cologne Gazette give some particulars concerning tlie Chinese army, wuicu, it siy.s. it has derived from trustworthy sources. It numbers mt more than 003.000 men. Only 200,000 infantry and bO.OOO cavalry can be considered as the active armv; tlio rest perfonn garri son service. The strength of the troops exists, however, only on paper, as the greater portion is sent on furlough by the commanders, who pocket in consc quenco large sums. Notwithstanding the improvements mado since 1850 in the army, it is not in anyway to be compared with a European array. In its tirst organization it proceeded out of tho eight .-mall Maucboo corps, with the help of which Ciiina was conquered nt the be"innin!r of the seventeenth century and the present dynasty estab lished. Willi tho eight Tartar and eight Chinese corps which were formed la?er, China had an armv of about 100, 000 men. Only a small part of this armv has European rifles, and is drilled tn siiinii extent bv English and French officer; tho greater number have no other arms but heavy swords, lances, anil oven bows and arrows. Tho guards, formed at the beginning of the eighteenth century, have no other tasK but to protect ttie residence and the family of tho Emperor. This guard is c6niKM!il of six battalions of infantry, of which four are armed with breech-loaders and two withC-foot long guns, for tho use of which two men aro required one to fire and one to servo as prop. The guards, numbering altogether about 17,000 men, have aUo 2,000 cavalry and 21 1Iiism.iii mountain cannons as artillery. l'csidcs this arm-, which may lo considered the nucleus of the Chinese forces, there exists also a l'rovincial army, the l.uch-ing. or the army of the "green colors," which, as China has 18 Provinces, is coniMs'd of 18 corps. This army is reported to number G.10,000 men, but the part of it armed ami drilled in tho European manner and garrisoned in the large towns cousi.-ts of not mor than "0,000 men. A to the Chinese Heel, it should Lot irrpo:thc of the unfitness of tho officers bo estimated, with its 12 well- constructed and litted-out largo war steamers, three frigates and 15 gun boat", so lightly as it generally is. The eorresjiondentadds that, notwithstand ing tho weakness of the Russian flotilla in the Pacific, an attack on tho l!u fcian port of Vladiwostock can be im agined just as little as aKussian landing near l'ekiu, which is now in a better state of defence than at the timo of the Anglo-French landing in 1SC0. An at tack on Kuldja niayal-o be rendered difficult by the circumstance that the Kussians have found in the Dunghan population devoted allies. used in tho same manner. A few tama rinds added to a srlass of water will often assuage thirst and open the bowels j gently." Dr. Itinger. spcaKing on mis suujeci. nays, "Altnougu pcrnaps noi sincuy relevant to our present subject, a few remarks may be made here conveniently on the drinks best suited to fever pa tients. To them thirst is most impor tant and distressing, often causing much restlessiicssandirntability, these in their turn often increasing the lever, mo urgent thirst must therefore be allayed; Story. The Keue Frcie Prase of Vienna re lates the story of a crime which oc curred a few days ago in a village near ' tho Austrian capital! Some fifteen years , ago a young Austrian left homo to seek . his fortune in America. Ho left a largo 1 family of younger brothers and sisters to bo reared by his mother, an energet ic woman who kept a small country ho tel. The young man arrived in Ameri ca almost penniless. He went West, and after fifteen years of work in tho mines was worth 8 50.0 JO. As he did not know how to read and write, ho did " not correspond with his family, anil the but if left to llieniselvci to sauaie ineir , ,,. i,,:.;..,,.! ,im deal. About two craving, patients will always drink to , montll5 a0 ie determined to return to excess, which is very liable to disar- ,,., coim,ry anj snro his wealth with range the stomach, impair digestion, . . - .. J toXcw- York and produce flatulence and even .l.arrnea. , COnV,,rtcd his ,,0u into drafts upon the fiieory and experience both show that chiefbankin"houscsof Vienna. Somesix' drinks made slightly bitter and some- . wcckj since0 saiicd from this city, en-, what acid slako thirst most effectually. :..;, in anticipation, the surprise his A weak infusion of cascanlla or orange Ja4iVal woul.l cause his folk at home. peel, acidulated shghth- with hydro- Ue reac!icd Vienna without accident, chloric acid, was, with (.raves of uub- bail his drafts cashed, and left at once , lin, a favorite thirst-allaying dnnk for for Wa Iat;V(J vjlI A3 wa3 natural, ; fever patients. Kapberry vinegar is a f absence of fifteen years, which useiui uriniv. pucuugiLo .. ....j B....-, iiadsncnt in the mines of California, " l l.: TT .l.ll ful. Sweet fniils, although at first no one recognized him. He finally agreeable and refreshing, must bo taken , himself "known, ami spread be with care and moderation, tor tney - ,. brothers the handsome roll Olien give rise iu a ui3J-iKiia'" "- and are apt to produce flatulence and diarrhea." How the Mercury Went Up. Drinks for the Sick. In speaking of the annoying thirst of fever patients. Dr. II. II. 'Kane in his "Sick Koom"' says, "Thirst is a very prominent and annoying symptom of fever, and one that requires a little con sideration. Plain water when taken beyond a certain amount is very apt to disorder the stomach and bowels, es pecially iu fevers where much fluid and bui little solid food is taken. Enough water to quench the thirst would cer tainly be enough in most cases to dis order digestion, or rather, further disor der it, and so imitortaul is the little that remains of this function that we cannot afford lo abuse it. Small pieces of ice held in the mouth, and allowed to dis solve, sometimes answer the puqiose, but not in the majority of cases. Up to a certain point, the action of water taken internally, in fevers, is excellent; aside from allaung irritation by quench ing thirst, it flushes the kidneys, carry ing off much of the effete material pro duced by the high temperature. It has been found that the addition of certain substances to water greatly increases it-s powers to quench thirst. This is especially the case with acids. One drachm of hydrochloric acid added to a quart of water will givo it sulliciont acidity to accomplish the desired pur pose.'while at the same time it adds to its pleasantness, and sometimes relieves iuuea. The uc of achls iii fevers is highly commended by some authors, ami this ,i. 1 thiirt. the best way in wluuh to sdminMc- them. The same amount of sulphurous acid may be added to a quart of water when the bowels arc loose or there is a tendency that way. In these cases acidulated of bills of which ho was the owner, and j which ho announced he would share ( with them and their mother. Tho lat- , tor had now removed to a village , about a hundred miles away, where she i At eleven o clocK yesterday forenoon , kept an inn. After a couple of days of a citizen about seventy years old sat un- revel with his brothers the traveler re dcran awning on Michigan avenue. solved to visit his mother incognito. It cool, placid and contented, and tho Was arranged tint he should not reveal mercury of his feelings down to about his identity until his brothers should sixty. Ho might soon have fallen ' join him. asleep, but along came another old citi-j The Austro-American made his ap zen about the s:ime ago and stopped for pcarance at his mother's hotel. When a moment to fan his heated face. ' ie saw the old woman ho could scaree- "Purty warm out?" queried the first. y forbear discovering himself to her. "Well, yes, but if some of these lUit ho managed to conceal his relation young men who are perspiring around ship, of which of course tho woman was here to-day had lived in June, 1829, I j m total ignorance. The pair had v.v gucss they'd know what hot weather rious long talks during the day. When was. I tell you that was a scorcher, i night came, before retiring, he called and no mistake." lier to tho room that had been assigned "June. '2.1. Sow, let's see. Aren't , to him, stating that he had an import you a little off?" I ant secret to communicate to her. Then Xo. sir: I remember all about it. I i told her that he had in his possession It was so hot from the 6th to the 2Jth j a largo sum of money, anil begged her that men could not work in the fields, to take chargo of it, as he deemed it and hundreds of cattle died from the i imprudent to keep it in his room, par heat." ticularly as tho latter could not be "You are off just a year," said the locked. The woman hesitated a mo other, beginning to wake up. " It was racnt, saving that she had no place in iu 1828. I remember it, becauso I ran . the house where the money would be for office that fall." perfectly safe: but she finally-consented "I can't help about j our running for to receive it. When the stranger office. I know- it was in '29, because I counted over 300,000 florins in bank biokc my leg that year." notes, a sum such as she had never " I don't care if you broke your dreamed of, she again declined to as neck!" exclaimed tho other, his mcr-, sume the responsibility. cury rising to eighty-j'ix degrees at a i But as he insisted she at last took the single jump. "I guess I know what , money and disappeared. What passed year I ran for office!" j within the brain of that wretched worn- " I say it was in '23 and I'vo got a an during that night is more readily diary to prove it!" i imagined than described. Upon rcach- " And I'vo got two diaries to prove it , jng her bedroom she hid tho treasure was in '23! You are talking to an old under her mattress. But the tcnipta pionecr. sir!" ' tion to look at the enormous roll of bills Ann so aro you one wno uearu, Was too strong tor tier, anil sno sprcau the wolvis howling bofore you were born! Don't imagine that "you know it all!" " What's the dispute?" asked a cus tomer who came out of the store. "Why, sir, I've been called a liar by that person there!" replied the first. "If I wasn't so old Pd drop him in his tracks!" "And he's called me a liar!" shouted thesecond. "Pmfiveyears olderthanhe is, but if he wants to try any drops on mo I'll clear him of the law. I say it was in 182'J!" "It wasn't; it was in '23!" "Look out!" "Look out yourself!" "Don't tick my nose again, or Til hit you!" " Don't push me back, or Hi do you injury!" An-t but for tho younger man those twii old pioneers w'ould have tackled each other about a hot June which neither probably had correct within five years, and which doubtless was a good deal cooler than any other June they ever saw They started off in different directions to hunt up old diaries and prove each other falsifiers, and in fu ture they won't hitch along for each other on the street cars, won't drink from the same soda fountain if they know it, and seeing each other across tho street will growl out: "There should bo a law to prevent such an old liar from running at large!" Detroit Free Press. tho bills out on a table. The sight of the money so excited her that sho be came mail, and, jumping from her seat, she took a razor from her bureau drawer, ami, stealing up to tho room where her son was fast asleep, cut his throat from ear to ear, killing him almost instantly. She then put the razor in her son s hand so as to make it look as though he had committed sui cide. Ne "morning her sons arrived and inquired for the strauger. She sent them up to his room, saying that he had not yet come to breakfast. They found him dead, and yells of despair filled tho house. The mother, like all tho other persons in the house, went up stairs, feigning to be utterly ignorant of tho cause of tho disturbance. She then learned that the murdered man was her sou. The effect that the startling intelligence had upoa her mind need not be told. "My son?" sho exclaimed. "Kill me, my children! kill me! It was I who murdered himV" The woman is now in the Vienna Lu natic Asylum, and no hope is entcr- l tained of her recovery. Her surviving I ..- t. !.. ....til n m. iliuiutiiiinnt lltCiif SOUS. 11 IS S.HI, .Hi ,V-jUMWl..l. U..TWU. the death of their brother. A Philadelphia woman who gave her age as ten years younger than she really'is, explained to a friend that sho was overlooked at the last census and did not want to get the records mixed up. ItOTn kinds of these horses have been scarce and dear in our city markets this spring, and the country has been scoured in every direction with the hope of obtaining a supply equal to tho demand, but with only partial suc cess. For many years to come, we are persuaded that such horses, if right ly bred, will be the most profitable stock that can be grown in our coun try, for there is not only an activo and increasing homo demand, but they will also bo wanted for foreign exporta tion. A horse for tho gentleman's carriage should, bo e.tra-wcll bred; that is to say, he must have a good shire of iace horsu blood iu his veins, either imme diately or remotely, otherwise lie will bo lacking in style, spirit, action and endurance, all of which are essential to be combined in lino carriage horses for a gentleman's driving, either single or paired. For the buggy or light wagn, a height of 15 tol 5 hands with a weight of 1.000 to 1.100 pounds, is the best size; but for pairs for the carriage and tho coupe, they should bo 1G to 17 h mds high, and weigh from 1,200 to 1,300 pounds. This enables them to make a tine, lofty ? how, and gives them sub stance and power enough to tako a heavy carriage full of people, not only easily over city pavements and through the park, but "also over rough country roads, when gentlemen go to their sum mer residences. Unlike tho Europeans, we are sad'.y deficient in horses for heavy draft such as are large and powerful enough to work the heavy clay soils of our farms, and for the use of city carts and truck wagous. These should be rather short in the leg, of block (pony) build, and with the best of feet and legs. They may bo from IS to 171 hands higli, and weigh not less than 1,400 or overgo 1,800 pounds. For the above puqxise it is much more economical to use horses of these sizes than smaller ones, but thoy must not boiuadoup of coarse bones and flabby fiesh. Their bones should be tine for the sizi, and the flesh firm tough muscle, not butcher's meat and tho cords and sinews be like whalebone. The action must also be good, the walk fast and the trot reasonably quick, with an in domitable will and a couragethat never balks at a heavy pull. Uural New Yorker. m m Wastes of the Farm. Tun Farmers' Club, of Lakevil'c, Massachu-etts, discussed "The Wastes of ihe Farm." D. L. F. Swift said that among the wastes the first named was paying taxes on unproductive land, of which some farmers have too much. Hedges suffered to grow up on head lands are another; continued plowing from vear to year around a field and turning the furrows out is a waste. Mr. Sampson said what is not utilized is wanted. He spoke of his farm and that of a brother, that formerly kept Uonty six head of cattle, two horses and fifty sheep, now keeps seven head, and they have to buy hay and grain to keep them through. He condemned composting as a waste of labor. Pasturing by day and yarding cattle by night is a farm waste. It is a waste to keep crops too long. Potatoes, with a shrinkage of fifteen per cent, since last fall sell now for forty cents a bushel, that would have brought sixty last fall. He thought it a waste to put manure for four acres on eight acres. It is a waste for land to lio idle, as it grows less productive. m Fcknitl-i;e Polish. The following recipe will restore the original polish of furniture, especially in the case of such articles as pianos, fancy tables, cabinets, lacquered ware, etc, which have be come tarnished by use: Make a polish by putting half an ounce of shellac, tho same quantity of gum lac and a quarter of an ounco of gum sandaraeinto a pint of water; put them all together in a stone bottle near tho fire, shaking it often: as soon as thegums are' dissolved it is ready for use. Then take a roller of woolen rags soft old broadcloth will do nicely put a little of tho polish on it. also a few drops of linseed oil; rub tho surface to be polished with this, going round and round over a small space at a time until it begins to bo quite smoo.h; then finish by a second rubbing with spirits of wine and more of the polish. Furniture thus' treated will have a brilliant luster equal to new.