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A Yaln.Me Trading Hone.
When t lie Mack Hill j fever was at its Iicilit MlC was one, of tho 3 oung men who vi cut from St. I-ou'w in the expec tation of becoming a millionaire. After arduous lalxir in l)eaj Man's Gulch he nciiuircJ, not a fortune, hut the skelo lon of a horso anil a mule with a wen on its lej;, which hid been first fctolen from the (torenitiient by the Indians ami afterwards rccoicred from the In dians br the miners. He had ol them in the way of legitimate horse-trading, and was lioliliiijr them to trade a?ain. One evening a Ion:;, lank slran;;crdrove llirniKpli flu m1k u'ith n 1mI Imfhi. nml mule behind his waon. The horse as a fine looking bay. ami Mel), wanted him. The (Stranger stopped and a crowd of ininerr irathercd around him. Mel). joined lliem and bantered the stranjer foratra.de. I he stranger was willing to pivc his bav for tho mule with a wen n its leg and 50 to lxiot. Mel), was very uneasy for fear ho would see the wen, but the stranger did not apiarto notice it. Then Mv.l). went around the big bay. felt lite legs and fonnd him round as a new dollar. He had on a Tcas saddle with a very broad girth, but this did not seem a matter of any iniNtt.incc. "It's a bargain," said Mel)., refer ring to the SJO boot, and reaching for the InnWs halter in hilo to olo-,o the trade before the stranger saw the wen. The stranger took the "boot'.' money and held it meditatively in hi- hand. "Young feller." said he, looking sor rowfully at Mel)., "you mti-l liare a mother, and I hate to do it on her ac count. Here, my boy. take back j er moncv jou're beat on this trade bad ly beat " Never mind that," said Mel)., shov ing the mule's bridle into the mail's baud and thinking of the wen. Well, then, 1 can't help it; but I've warned 3 ou. You're beat!" anil stcp- Jiing round on the other side of the i" liat, the stranger unstrapped the saddle." A jell tiom the crowd showed that a discovery li.ul been made', and Mel)., going around that side, saw thai there mi a terrible nicer in the big bav's side which had been cm ered by the girth. His jaw fell. The stranger looked at him commiseratingly. "That horse can't In e two hours," ho said. "The Injuns shot him thar whar you Bee that hole, and the licit thing you can do it to hitch him to a tree and let him die." Ti.e crow d j ellcd again, and Mel)., who saw that his reputation was at slake, braced up- "Never vu mind," .said he, "just ou look at that mule's leg." "That knot thar, 1 saw it when you kern in thirty ) ards of me. I meant to toich ou a lo-.son, but I'm a soit-heart-ed critter allers was; an' now, if vou want to trade, I'll keep the lifty dollars and g"u o j on j er mule for that crowbait thar." Mel), gathered holil of his hor-e's halter and led him oil toward- his cab in. "Nevermind," lie said; "I've taken a liking to thU horse, and I gue-s I'll keep him." The strancer followed and kept up his offers until finally ho said lio'il give the mulo and tho 8'0 boot i( Mel), would only gio him back his hor-o. -Don't jou never trade hordes agin, my boy." said tho stranger, as he handed back the money and took his big baw "What does all this mean, anyhow?" asked Mel). "Well, it means just this--that I wouldn't lake r.i.OOO for that 'are hole in that animal's side. I've traded him thirty times this week and got $10 a time to take him back. I was mighty skeercd for fear vou was goiu' to keep him." The stranger went his war and Mel), learned that ho had sold out two-thirds of the miners of the gulch, on the same trick. I5ut the guiili wns saddened a week after byueas of the -trangers untimely demise, at the Clear Uivcr canyon camp at the hands of Jim Long wood, a man w ho never did have any patience when ho was beat, in a trade. The stranger le;i his mark on Jim's right eye. which he slashed with his bowie, and in half a dozen other cuts on his jierson. Mel), is now a St. l.oin-ollicc-holdcr, but he never trades horses. bU Louis icullican. .It is ery easy for stay-at-homa families to imagine themselves at tho seashore. All they have to do is to catch a few flies and stick them in tl.o butter. I'hiliiJclphia Chronick'IIirsIJ. How to Can Fruit and Vegetables. Ail fruit and vegetables do not re quire the same degree of heat, or the same continued application of heat. Fruits of delicate texture, such as the strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, gooseberry and currant, should not be brought quite to the boiling point; whita annles. nears. nuinco and peach ! may be boiled, but not so rapidly as to soften or macerate them. The best way I to can fruit is to have it quite ripe; then pack firmly in cans, adding water according to the dryness or juicy char acter of the fruit. After this sell the ' ...... !...,..... ....... tnwt .linil3n.((.A.f t llfl gas. Then place the cans in a larger vessel containing cold water and bring this to a boiU Tor berries boil lite minutes, then stand to cool thirty min utes. For other fruits, boil from ten to tweuty minutes, then stand to cool forty minntes. The object in allowing them to cool is to give time for the gases to ocape through the vent before finally scaling. Straw berries and eher-rie- should be kept from the light to prescn e their color. This may be done by wrapping them in dark-colored paper and keeping Uiem in a cool place. For green corn, peas and beans, if canned in that way they need to boil live or sit hours hard, then cool forty minutes. I!ut tho best way to can com is to cut the com from the cob when it is in nice order for roasting ears. Put it on and cook three quarters of an hour, or until it is done; put in salt enough for taste and stir it through; this helps to keep it. Then if you use glass jars, fill them full of the boiling corn, put on the tons, and I think you will hac nice com the coming winter. To till glass jars w ithout breaking them. I wring a towel out of cold water, set the jar on a part of the cloth, and then wrap the ret around the jar; I have never broken ouo et. This is, of course, less work, and I prefer it for com. If one wihes to cook fruit before putting it in cans, add what sugar will suit the tate, then boil lire minutes, and while boiling fill the jar quite full and co er quickly. Glass jars are the best for Ibis u-e, as the tops arc so easily adjusted. Cor. GcrmaiUowti Ttlcgraph. Stacking The season has airaiu arrived when that kind of work is done on the farm, from which there is more lo-s from botching than from any other class of work of the same amount. It is stacking. If the true amount of lo-s from bail slacking was really known and tabulated before the commercial world, it would be frightful. It is not so much the total los"bf the grain, but its reduction in grade. In too many cases it i-a total lo-s. And yet there is no etcuse for it but ignorance and careles-ne-s. Stacking is a plain and simple operation. If the bundles are so placed that the butts are lower than the heads when the stack is set tled, the whole work is accomplished. It is no mystery to make a stack shed the heaviest and longest rains. Keep the middle full enough so that there is no possibility of the straws shedding inward in-tcad of outward, and there will be no w et w heat or oats in stack. The great error in stacking is ncglett mz the fact that the middle of the stack will settle twice as much as the out side, and stacking must be done in view of this fact. Neglect it and all the expense and toil of the production of tho crop is lot. Wet wheat in ihe stack proclaims ignorance, or inatten tion to the business in hand. And the latter is more criminal than the fomier. l!ad stacking is one of tho most general and cning evils of our system of agriculture. In strictly wheat grow ing regions it has done more harm than drouth. t"ood, chinch bug-, Ue-si,ui fly. rust, blight, smut, blast, mildew or storms. And all we regret is that wo hae no power of expression sufficient to awaken all stacker- to the immensu waste and damage they are guilty of by their carelessness. oim State Itcgiti.r. - Mrs. Elizabeth GUI is the only fe male cobbler in New York City. "Her father was a cobbler and taught his daughter the trade. Her hu-band fol lowed the same business, and sinee his death she has supported herself and six children by cobbling. Fast walking horses arc of moro practical use to fanners than fast trotters. A remarkable cat story comes to us from out on Mulberry Street, savs the Des Moines (Iowa) Isader. A family living there had a cat which was rearing a handsome litter of kittens. The chil dren, however, as is usually the case, treated the little fejines very roughly, tumbling them around, pulling their tails, and othcrwi-e maltreating them. All this old Tabby stood by and viewed in seeming sorrow and occasional pro test. She was meditating over the mat ter, evidently, for a day or two ago she took the kittens one by ono and carried them around to the neighbors, leaving one at each house and no two in one place. It seemed that she did this to get them away from the persecutions of the children, and the family look upon it as a great feat of feline sagacity. The critic of a Dcadwood newspa per glorifies a variety performance in the following terms : "Manager Whitney is giving a high-toncder performance than our citizens have a right to expect for two bits. He has engaged tho beau tiful Gambctta for two weeks ; and, for high, artistic kicking, sue has no peers. Her standard jump shows careful thought and study; and her toe whirls are unprecedented in the history of the ballet. Mr. Whitney has shored up the cast end of his minstrel troupe with the justly celebrated Patscy Maginni3, the best bones of modern times. IVe are sorry to chronicle a row at this temple of Thespian virtue last night, and we recommend Manager Whitney, if Shang Johnson conies monkeyingaround there again, to crack his nut'with a bottle." A well-known professor of Union College, while making a trip to Iowa, recently, says the Albany Argus, started to look at some land with a farmer, ltcaching a creek the professor placed his garments in his wagon and swam over, while the farmer tried to drive over. The current carried the wagon down stream, with the professor's cloth ing, his watch, $lio in money and some drafts. They were all swept away and lost. The professor was left entirely naked, borrowed his companion's pants and walked eighteen miles before he ob tained a coat and shirt. One of the most audacious and transparent of knaves was the fellow who introduced him.-elf at Paincsville, O., as an enormously wealthy banker from San Francisco, showed a letter of credit on the London I'othschilds for SfOO,0)0, and boasted of friendship with Gould and Vanderbilt. One of the silli est of dupes was the girl who married him, after a week's acquaintance, on his nroinise to give her a magnificent home in Europe. William Berry, of Cincinnati, was engaged to marry the widow Newkirk, and tho day appointed for the wedding was close at hand. Mrs. Newkirk's daughter, Clara, came home from a con vent school to witness tho ceremony. Clara had all of her mother's character istics and the additional charm of youth, llerry transferred his love to the daugh ter, and eloped with her. Words and TlieLr Ura. Iticbard Grant While has written a good deal concerning the origin and tariousiuean ings of several old EngiUh wonW and filirae, and many of hisreniaal are lery nstructhe and interesting. Primarily, words were deMgneil f o express Mea and not, as Tallyrand Mid, to conceal them. If a genuine aiituxraph of Shakespeare, Milton, swift or l'ope could be found, how it would be prized and appreciated by the fortunate finder! The old Clurter Oak at Hartford is Jutly eared for, ami Its history Is prized beyond anything el-e in Connecticut; and the public throughout the United States hae a azue Idea that It must bate come intrinsic merit, becau-e the words "Charter Oak" have been med as a trade-mark by the large-t stole factory in the world. For our own part, we like to ee ambitious manufacturers stamp their good -o that buer- will know them on -ight. 'flic I'll inrci: 0K Sto k rather will to the claims for veneration of the old Chirter Oak at Hartford, and will he likely to perpetuate it long after the original tree is entirely forgotten. This is the wav of the worid. (5-23) It was a wleold Frenchwoman who ouee wrote: " The world can gie a woman beauty, costume, wealth, many charm, many allurement; but race alone can give n oman three things the hand, the glance, the voice." An Old Bortr' Adtlre. It was this: "Trut in God and keep your bowels open." For this purpo-ctake Kidney-Wort for no other remedy so effectually overcomes this condition, and that without the distress and griping which other medicines cause. Try a bos cr bottle. rrMle riit- The most wonderful and marvelous suc ce In caes where peroni arc nick or wast ing away from a condition of mtserablenesj, that no one knows what alls them, (profita ble patients for doctors.) Is obtained by the me of Hop llitteri. They begin to cure from the tint dose and keep It up until perfect health and strength Is restored. WhoeverU afflicted In this way need not suffer, when they can get Hop "niitem. tW.uf !Ur. It was bound to come. The claim Is now made that a Bo-ton paragrapher was born with a bullet In his lier. Ocnrr'a Carbolic SsItc. The Best Silve for Cuts, I!rnlses,Sores, Ul cers. alt Itheuni. Tetter. Chapped Jlanla, Chilblains, Corns and all kinds of Skin Erup tions, Freckles and Pimples, buy llCN'ux'fl Cinuouc Salve, all others are axmUrfvii. 2r. Green's Osssrennled slitters Is the best remedy for Dyspepsia. Hlhousness. Mslarta, Indigestion, disorders and diseases of tae stomach, Ulood, Kidneys. Liver, Skin, etc, Dcnfo's Catarrh Scrr cures all affec tions of the mucous membrane of the bead. Dn. Mott's Liver Pills are the best Veg etable Cathartic Regulators. "Hough on Rats.' 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