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Adienliircs iilth Alligators.
A coltitKsl'ONDEvr of the New York Hun writes from Florida. I once visited Lake .Tcssup with Judge Kmmons, ol Jacksonville. Tlie Judge was a wonderful marksman, as full of fun as a magpie; but he was petting old and his oj c-sight was fail ing. One ilar we killed a monstcralliga toroa the edge of a marshy canebrake. Ho had splendid teeth, and the Judge wantei! to secure them as mementoes. Thn painter of the boat was tied to the reptile's leg, and we towed him across an arm of the lake to solid ground. A small ax was borrowed from the house "of a "cracker" near by, and we con cluded to decapitate the prize, btiil the head, and remove the teeth. The body w.is so large that we could not draw it upon the shore. Astakowas cut and pointed, and drhen through the jaws , menus (afterward 1 found th- skeleton of this , saurian, and knocked out its leet'i. T.10 savanna wa9 then covered with water a j foot deep. , Tale Care of the Fralt Trees. Fkuit w.u tolerated, to some extent, by our I'uritan fatliers, but only with the express understanding; that it should take care of it-elf. Hoed crops and sowed cropj hail rights which ever) body respected. They were cared for at stated times and seasons; but if fruit trees received attention it was at the la-t end of a convenient time. Con venient times are so tree, and so fruit trees were left pretty much to their own resources. Fashions change, and now we hear 3 good deal abont the culture of or chards. Let us see what good culture First, it means enough to feed of the reptile, pinning him into the U1IU" --""l uot muc1'- Somo ,trcs mud. The water was probably two are starved and some are surfeited. A feet deep. Tho Judge drew 'out a ' s Ju3t nglit for wheat is about right sheath kcUe, and was at.out to make an If"; fruiU Com is .1 gross feeder and inciion. when he was cautioned by a ' will bear more manure than apples or bare-footed negro, who stood ou the , I0"1"8- ancl " al. wlU Kras?- If th,e bank watching Rio ooeratiou with curi- 'and is too neh the trees run to wood; PERSONAL AM UTEIUUf. "To all my friends I leave kind thoughts," said John Brougham in hi3 will." A first volume of Bret Harte's "Complete Poetical and Dramatic Works' has appeared in London. Jilt. G. W. Williams, tho colored representative from Hamilton County in the Ohio Legislature, is writing a history of the colored race in America. Mis. A. Bkonsos Alcott cannot re member when he has used any intoxi cating liquor, lie drinks very little coffee, and has eaten no animal food for fifty years. The volume of Shakespeare which Colonel Bob Ingcrsoll uses instead of a family Bible has inscribe 1 on the back, "The Inspired Book." On the sides is the legend, "The Volume of the Brain." In the middle of the book are blank pages for the family register. Mk. Geouge B.vxcitorr is tall, thin on eves. "Better git shut o' dat ah gatah, sliuah." galdhc, "twcll ho done gono dead." "Oh, good heaven!" exclaimed the Judge, lie's been dead an hour. If he was alive, do you reckon he'd allow 11s to drive a slake through him?" "No gitah am dead till de miu am gone down," tho darkie obsen cd. The Judgu laughed, and passed me tho knife. I inserted the blade in a bullet hole near the shoulder, and cut a gash in the llcsh, following the trend of the diamond-shaped scales beneath the skin. Judge Kmmpns stood near the moiistorV tail. Tho knife penetrated the quivering flesh and was stained with blood. As quick as a Hash the tail shot from tho water and the Judge was knocked fully ten feet. The rep tile raised its head, stake and all, and sailed out into the lake like a submarine bittery. Judge Kmmons lost his glasses, but was fortunately unhurt. The Inci dent, however, convinced him that it was danjrerous to fool with a dead alli gator until after sundown. nml IttM .fminn 1 ITia linnl is i-flir small, his face long and thin, his eyes among the laces anil embroidery an areyonthful and kindly, his mouth is coverlets ami things, with his no "dent's my own children." Gnlccslon Xews. We met a Dutch citizen coming up from the depot the other day. He seemed greatly excited, and we" asked him w hat was the trouble. "Dero vas drooblcs enough," he replied. "I vas gitting my pools placked in dot depot ven a boliceman gome along, und be dold me to git my feet oud of der vay so dot der drain of cars could git in side der depot. Dis vas der lirsa dime my feet vas efer insulted. I vill report him at headquarters, I bacd you. I don't care a shuck for his prass coat und plue buttons. He vill findtout dot I vas not porn a pig fool for uodings." Cincinnati Sittirliii; Sight. A woman isn't tit to have a baby who dosen't kuow how hold it. Ex. But a woman docs know how to hold it. It is a man whoso education has been neglected in this particular. A woman will go to the crib with her eyes shut and pick the infant right side up twelve times out of a possible dozen, while ignorant rain fumbles d OS expressive of decision. Ho has thick. white hair, and a long, luxuriant white tender, poious wood, too, insuring lilir!it. in the case of nears. and little or no fruit. Generally orchards are I beard, starved. In that condition they will , A Pmr uiklimiia mtisie nubli-her iic, has been writing li?if lie eill nm. but the Cllort Weakens tlie Vitality, , of lim Pirates of l,.x ir.ee." Thn bloom abundantly, and bear, as far as , wm, an car for nlu, they arc able, of small, llavorlcss fruit; ,n.i nuhlUliinn- what ! tltn Afltvt1 n-nill(ina tllA Y"ttllltv m . t M V O fhtftl WW M - . I MAMm ta1n lirAMn nut mo muii. ,ujo...i .m -"".' i , nes ot tlie tiratc3 ot renzinee. inc """ -'. usuubiih ituji .ic i dead limbs appear, the whole tree gets authors of the oncra object to this i made recently by Prof. Huxley, during ' ready to die. and. unless it has better method of having their airs stolon, and the eritici-m of a paper by Dr. Tidy, on wide open, and the chances are eijrht out of nine that when he lifts the j ougster the blood will rush into its head. Xorris'oicn Ihrall. Purity of Water. Some vcrv instructive care, u noes mo. fertilizers ai uici lue ;a c.ourt to ,est a ,uan'3 roots, forking and mulching, thinning . r,t to his racmor7 for his own of tho toj so that the nourishment j ajn shall be e..u-.l to the demand and I, in - M j T TnowrnnimB is said to many cases, thinning of the fnut. will conipo,e ,lls pems with pen in g.-o now vigor and long life to tho ham, ' u , uu tree. Golden J.ule. ' ,,' .., ... . : j , m m i - , IIWllllj AlHfj lllkS 44111 X. till; 111 J 14 L11U How to Select Prorisdms. Bkek should be of a bright red color. well streaked with yellowish fat, and open air during Ins walss, or while floating in a boat on the pond near his house. He often holds as many as fifty lines in his mind in this way, and in water for dietetia purposes. Dr. Tidy's paper, lrof. Huxley tliouglit, contained a good deal of what might be allied "biological turbidity," and he would, therefore, endeavor to act as a filter, and state only what were demonstrable facts. Diseases caused by what people, not wisely, call germs, such as splenic fever, pig-typhoid, etc., are caused in variably by bodies of the niture of bac teria, and these bodies could be cultiva- surrounded with a thick outside layer writing them down he revises them re-i ?d through twenty or thirty genera ... . . .... -.1 .Cl tinnj iml flmii ti'lmn itumi In) iahi of fat. (moil mutton is bright red. peatcdly. with plenty of hard, white fat. Veal ' The (ferman Empire has commis- and pork should be ota bnglittIC3H col- sioned Baron Jlax Maria Von Weber. or, with au abundance of hard, white. semi-transparent fat. Lamb of the best kiml has delicate rosy meat, and white. almo-t transparent lat. rresn poultry son of the comnoser, Carl Jlaria Von Weber, to vi-itthis country during the In the winter of 1875 I was encamped ! may be known by its full bright eyes, in the great Turabull Swamp, ninety pliable feet, and moist skin; the best is miles south of St. Aiijru-tine, hunting piump, iiu. aim ucauj uuc, deer, bears, wildcats, cougars and wild tions. and then, when giten to the ox or the pig. would invariably give rise to the characteristic disease. We have no reason even to imagine that mi bod v capable ol causing disease by such means could be am thing but a body ,., 1 . .! I' summer an isuuiy ami rciHrtuuonine iavill:r the nature of bacterium. Now. .vmencansyseuionuernaiiiawg-auon blc(crja ara t as much ,)lants as and cheap railroads. Ho is an engineer mtl,hrooms or c;lbbages or the VVelling- of great reputation and familiar with touia gigantea, so that we kuow under railways having .been maniger of the Uat Seditions bactcrii Can live and Saxon State Railroad. what wlll dl) i;acter!a cln 1)e PlIOF. LOCXSIIL'ltr has discovered a Kmrn. .iml will thrive, in P.-ntenr's snlll. The feet and neck of a chicken suitable fnr broil ing are largo in proportion to its size; tho tip of tlie breast bone is soft and easily bent between the lingers. Fish, when fresh, have firm llcsh, bright. ciear eyes, rgm ims ami ruuuy gius- , lead: and that slan- i.hrases havine- lw.. i-.,- ,1.1 ,, ,:.,i,.,i.. nmtRnnt. f tl,eIr ori2'n ln PPular nslo. and be-; jf a drop f thu solution were placed in new use for slans. Ho says it is the ! im :5t pnsi nr miist.inl in ih tendency of language in the hands of ! soii; and Prof. Boscoe, aneminentchciu- lue iiwnui ciass luuecuiiiu wuuu mu lslt tliinks it douhtlulwhetlicr there was turkeys. Therti was a great drought. and the sivanuas raid swamps were dry. Scores of alligators paraded the dry savannas in search of water. One day Captain Frank Sams and TomMur- rav tivii well.kiwiwn entiles mile. 11:1st the encampment- They wero looking , color ami lively in movcmcni not. s iacoinedout of actual experiences, by 'a -Jtoiof water its constituents could miu iiiuu iuu3i uo i.iuuif. w.cn oiv.1., i nrocess 0f natural selection become i .,;t;,.,.,i r.-mr.,ih;nSn.i. ..( ,!. the feeders of the literary language of i u-ater would' contain tiftv tltou-and to for sour orance stumps, with the inten tion of tnuisplanting and grafting them. A hundred yards from camp they reined in their horses on a burnt sa- anua and began to shout. Snatch in that what is vulgar in one age is classic , in the next. He derides the idea that I good from ripening timo until they be gin to sprout. All creen vegetables should be verv crisn. fresh and iuicv. "". . "r "-fN.-" ",0,wul' 4i....i, i ..-.., ; ,, . .T - .lnuiouei a double-barreled gun, I ran out on the anu are i.e,i jusi oeioro uowcring. xsev- anKuase neeJs watching and cannot be vivanna. iiieir horses were prancin-,' .- .". -";. rauso uiu uivmi tru;te,i to tuo pe0plu at lar"C. .iiouad an enormous bull allisator. wl o juices to eseape. Never touch lettuce ' l . . " had crawled out of tho drv swamp, i "h a knife, as it impairs the flavor and who was headed for the Hillsbo rough Hiver. Ho was confused by the shouts of the guides and the prancing of their horses, and I approached him unseen. Stealing behind him, I ran a lone palmetto splinter into his eye. Ho turned lumberinsly over the black ened stubble, and tho guidos struck at him with cow whips. Driven to wari ness, he crouched close to tho ground, puffed but his throat, opened his cavernous mouth, and made anoise like the rujhiug of a wind. A moment afterward I discharged a load of buck-hot into each ec. The nion stcrshiiddered, and stretched himself in the agonies of death. Captain Sams dsniouiiledand buried his ax in tho reptile's tail. The crtebra was sev ered, and he was no longer dingerous, although there was atilj "life jn the tail. It moved slowly and uneasily like tho tall of a wounded snake, and the guides declared that it would not die until tho setting of the sun. At intervals tho eayman roared like a Central Park lion. Toward night I went to the swamp to mart the roosts of wild tur keys. The day was oppres-irely hot. 1 was returning towanl camp long after ibirk. when I found my-elf on the burnt snvanna. To my surprise, the whole sivanna seemed alive and moving. Nearly worn out with exlnus'ion. I fancic I that mv hoid was reeling, a -uro s;ga Of nnhra finer. Tne phe nomenon was quickly explained. A thousand buzzards were in camo near tho grr-at alligator, awaiting the light of day to secure their prey. A year and destroy s the crispness of the leaf; always tear it apart wiui tne lingers. Miss Cordon. m m (jot to Stand It. O.v one of the hottest corners of Woodward avenue, at high noon yester day, a small boy with a boot-black's kit sat under the lull blaze of a sun pour ing down for all it was worth. Tho boy perspired, roasted, blistered and almo-t melted, but he had stuck there for half an hour, when a lady passing by halted and said: "Little bov.arcn'tyou afraid of being sun-struck?'' "Ves, ma'am," was the prompt ro- l'U'- "Then why don't you jret into the shade?" "I can't" ' "Did any one tell vou to wait here?" "No, inarm, but I'm doinjr it on my own hook. It's awful hot, and I'm most dead, but I'e "otto stand it." She looked to see if hi was, tied, and was about to go on and regard him as tho son of a brutal father in a saloon around the corner, when the lad ex plained: "Thero ho is now! That boy up there is the chap I was waiting for. and 1 had Id sit out here to see him when ho turned the corner. He's the folicr that called my -i-ter a pokc-cyed rab bit, and I'm soing to jump in on him and lick him most to death I I wish you'dhold my boxsolcangctthcbulgo on him afore he suspects j anything." Detroit Free lYcss. the people; so that it often happens ne hundred thousand bacteria, and one drop of it would be capable of exciting putrefactive fermentation in any sub stance capable of undergoing that fer mentation. The human body may be considered as such a substance, and we mav conceive of a water containing such organisms which nriv be as Dure A BOSTOXIAX, who w.vs nominated I ns can be as reo-anls chemical analvsis. for a political office went to his wife and and vet bo as regards the4iuman body said that before he accepted he wanted ' . leadl v as nrussie acid. I am aware. IIUMOKUUS. to know whether any member of her family had ever been engaged m any disreputable transactions. She said, " Better decline." A'. K Herald. Women with banged hair are deceit ful. They cover up their show of in tellect, and a man w.li marry one of them, expecting to have a good-natured fool for a wife; but she'll turn out smartcr'n than chain lightning, and make him dance all the household horn pipes. Xcio Jlnveii Register. Sacked concerts aro given at l.ong Branch and Cone.) I-! md every Sunday night. A sacred con'-ert eon -ists of tw en ty per centum of oratorios played in waltz and polka time, twenty per centum of " prayers" from operas, twenty per centum of sentiment, and forty per cen tum of "Pinafore" and "Wholly." Boston Post. One afternoon there was a crowd of excited colored men in an alley gathered around two negro boys who hid clinched each other and were lighting away for dear Iifo ou the ground. There was one negro man present and he urged the coinbatints not to give up. "Gouge him in de eye. Bill." "Sam. if you give in I'll tin yer hide for ycr." A well-dressed gentleman stopped and said to tlie negro man: "You ought to be ashamed of yourself to encourage those boys to light." "Why, Lor' boss," was the response, continued Prof. Huxley, that this is a terrible conclusion, but it is true, and if the public are guided by percentage they may ottcn he led astray. I lie real value of a determination of the quantity of organic impurity in a water is that by it a shrewd notion can be obtained as to what has had access to that water. If it be proved that sewage has been mixed with it. there is a very great chance thai, the excreta of some ilis eaed persons may be there also. On the other hand, water may be chemically CToss, vet do harm to no one. the rreat Idanger being in the disea-ed germs. m France is at present suffering from a plague of wolves, no less than half a mill ion of these animals being estimated to exist in France at the present moment. The damage inflicted by these creatures in their noctnral raids "from forest and mountain is estimated at about 50,000, 00D" francs annually. Tho large number of wolves is the more suprising as a regular body known as the Louvcterie, and numbering closo upon 1,000 men, is maintained specially to keep down wild beasts; but from tho returns pub lished it appears that only 355 wolves were killed in 1871. Two bills have been introduced on the subject, and it is proposed to place a high price on the head of each wolf as high as 200 francs in the case of a known " man-, eater." I