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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
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
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
"Better git shut o' dat ah gatah,
sliuah." galdhc, "twcll ho done gono
"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
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
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.
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.
(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
"Ves, ma'am," was the prompt ro-
"Then why don't you jret into the
"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.
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."
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.
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-,