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
"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
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
"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
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
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
"What does all this mean, anyhow?"
"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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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.
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.'
AskDruggists for it- It clears out rats, mice,
roaches, bedb'jgs, files, vermin, insects, 15c
UsEReddlng'sItusslaSalreln thehonse, and
use Kedding'e Russia Sahc In the stable.
The tales of Frazer Axle Grease last year
were enormous. Slick a pin here.
National Yeast never falls. Vie It,
MRS. LYDIA E. FINKflAM, OF LYNN, MASS.
tASbZ WlinV YftV
LYDIA E. PINKHAM'S
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It wd euro eatirclj tbs vorst form of Tctzule Cora
plAlntx, al oTatrun troubles, Inlluniauim and CWnv
tloo, FUllnff ami IpIaremetitK, and tfce consequent
Spinal Weakness, ted u jjarUcclariy adapted to tb
Chanpa of Life.
It will diuolre and expel tumor from the- uterus ta
an early slace of deTelopmect. Tho tendency to can
eerou honors there la checked rery fpeedOj ty Its dm.
It remores faintnent, nalulency, destroys cU craving
for stimulant, and relioTes weakness of the rtomaca.
It cure Bktlnc, fleaduhe. ?erTOi I?otratioB.
General DeUU.y, Mrcplessneaa, Depression and lndl
That feeling of bearing down, causing' pain, weight
ecd backache, U always irmanenly cured by its ma.
It will at all times and tinder all circucistanoes let la
harmony with the laws that porem the female system.
For the ccroof Kidney Coxplaints of either sex thtf
Compound Is unsurpajited.
LYX.IV K. N.NKHVMS VEGETABLE COW.
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In the form of pills, also lathe form of losrajres, oa
receipt of price, 91 per tox for either Mrs. rinkhara
freelyaniwersaUlettersof Inquiry. Send for pamph
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Xo family should ba without LYDIA E. HXKHASrS
XJVQ. riLIiS. They cure constipation, ln.1Ml
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