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GRALEY AND ÏÏÏS SISTER.
J sat in a drcarv little corner, in an old-fashioned, shabby little "tavern," nestled beside a rugged hill by a wind ing road, in a northern county of Arkan saw. "Worn out" with work on a large daily newspaper I was advised by a f>kysieidu to seek not only rest, but rec reation, where I could not even see a newspaper. "By the way," the physi cian added, "I see that quite a number of health-restoring springs have been discovered in Arkansaw. You might gO out there, lind a spring, pit down neat it, and remain until benefited or fully prepared to successfully dispute any statement that migVt be made in sub stantiation of the water's efficacy." This refined, not to say stupid, attempt at humor was followed by serious advice. 1 had tried fashionable watering places for a summer's rest, and on every occa sion had returned to my work with a weariness like that you experience at morning, after having passed an almost sleepless night. Well, I acted upon the doctor's suggestion, and the shabby little hotel reached, at t lie conclusion of a long journey, ending with a long day's ride in an old stage coach, an ancient vehicle whose lungs were like the ceaseless rid ing of the waves—was my first, introduc tion to the life surrounding the health restoring springs of which the physician had spoken. Rain had been falling all day. Now the wind was sighing among the trees, and anon brushing their rugged boughs against the scarcely less rugged boards of the old bouse. Away up on the hill a wolf bowled and near my window an owl hooted in eerie dreariness. Out on the "porch" a.party of the natives were gathered, telling old jokes and laughing it seemed to me, with increasing vio lence. To escape this collection of ora cles and wits I had chosen the solitude of the little room. On the walls I found written with charcoal, two announce ments: "Andrew Jack son," said one, slept in this room in 1813." The other inscription conveved the following piece Çf startling intelligence: "Man named Pete Jjjnes killed in t his room in 1850." 1 had brought no reading matter with me, and now that I was brought face to face with stich loneliness with my only literature consisting of two laconic vol umes; one establishing a historical fact and the other announcing a tragedy, I was beginning to think favorable of joining the rustics when 1 he happy head of a colored boy was thrust into the room. "What do you want?" I demanded of the head. •'I>e gen'lemen out heah wauster know is yer got any terbacker; de kind wbat de drummers chaws?" "Tell them 1 don't chew. Why don't yon go on.'" I asked after waiting sever al moments. He exhibited his front teeth, stood for a moment longer, and asked: "What yer gwine ter give me?" "Give you?" "Yes sah; fur fetebiu' de news." "What news?" "De news dat de gen'lemen wanted terbacker." "Get away from that door." "Yes sah; thankee, sah." I decided not to-vo out among the ora cles. Little slivers of wind came through holes in the window-casing and made the Same of the tallow candle almost dance off the wick. I must have some thing to read, and I again went to the charcoal library and read of "Old Hick ory" and the unfortunate man who had been killed in the room. The black bead again appeared. "What do you want?" "A white gen'leuian wanster know is yer name Mr. John Hammerton?" "Tell him yes. Say, tell him to come in." To meet an acquaintance at such a dreary place was surely a blessing. Who'in this "out-of-the-way place" knew me? • I was the only passenger on the stage coach. Mysolfunterrogation was cut short by a " loud, h alio old fellow! By George! I i never e xpected to see you out here "Hi nr v G ralcy," 1 exclaimed, "what are vou < ioii g here? The last man I ex pectc.l to in< bet, not only here, but any where. "The ways of stage-coaches and mule teams are mysterious," he replied, and having finished his part of the enthusi astic greeting, lie sat on the little, narrow bed where Jackson had slept, and regard ed me f>>r several minutes as though to prepare himself for the passage of the bill as to whether or not I was my real 6elf. Grayley and I had been acquainted for years. At one time in Kentucky, I published a newspaper in a town near his father's stock farm. I say that the town was near the farm, for the farm was so much larger than the town that to reverse the expression would- be in correct. Failing to work any decided revolution in politics, I found it neces sary to sell out, or rather to go out, as, in fact, I ha 1 nothing to sell. After I went to a large city, I met Grayley, who informed me he was en route for Europe. w here he expected to remain several vears. "I have just returned from Eu rope," said my friend, when we en tered again into conversation. ' Eight vears is a long time to he away from °"\Vhat are you doing out here?" I asked. You see, father lives in this neighbor hood. About a year ago lie met with re verses that compelled him to sell his stock farm in Kentucky. Hearing of an old farm with a wonderful spring out in lliis country, he came here, purchased the place, and I may add, has retired from the turf. My mother died six rears ago. My sister Alice who by now ts a young lady, must find it rather dull. I have not been home yet, having reached here to-night by special wagon. I heard you talking to 1 he negro hoy and thought I recognized your voice. So vou have come for your health? Glad of U. I shall lake charge of you. In the morning we'll go to father's where veil shad remain during your entire va cation" I did not protest. The prospect had undergone « change. Instead of a vaca tion of dreariness, I was to be among old friends. Alice, I remembered her, a little girl with an expressson soquestion ing that she seemed to have an interro gation point in each eye. Jackson's bed was very naarow, but both of us lay on it. It would be un necessary to say slept. Just as I bad begun to doze, traveling along with sen sations of riding in a stage coach, the nappy head uppeared. He wanted to know what Graley was going to give him. "This," Graley replied, and reaching for a boot, he hurled it at the wooly head. The head dodged, and luckily, too, for Graley had thrown iny hoot instead of his own. When we arose the sun was brightly shining. The cows jingled their hells, and the partridge, with dew on his crest flew over the glen in response to the cal! of his mate from whom he had been separated during the stormy night. We did net wait for breakfast, but started immediately on foot along the winding road which led to the Graley farm. 'Hold on dar," some one cried. Look ing up we saw a wooly head protruding from behind a tree. "What do you want?" "VVhar's any pay?" and without wait ing for a rcMy the head vanished, and the scrambling noise which followed told that the unsuccessful bill collector was beating a retreat. Old man Graley lived in a quaint old og house, which in the early days of Ar kansas had served as a kind of fort, here the neighbors, upon occasions of rm assembled to defend themselves rainst the Indians. The old oak trees n the yard bore many marks of bullets, ind a little square stone, planted near Uie gate, marked the spot where an early iiiitary commander had fallen. The uns or many years had beaten against he old house, and the winds of many inters had driven snow under its eaves, at it showed no signs of decay, only in upper log where the martins came every spring to build their nests. Not far from the house, at the edge of the forest whose shades were well-like in their depths, flowed a rapid little river, so clear that you could Bee the white pebbles at the bottom. Entering the gate we saw an old man sitting under a tree, scolding a Ilitle col ored hoy, ■ who, wearing nothing hut a shirt, was chasing an old duck, greatly to the consternation ofthat fowl. "Have seats," said tlia old gentleman, arising and pointing to his chair and a bench. "Bill, if I catch you running that duck again I'll bato a trot line with you. Fine rain we lmd, gentleman. Drummers, I suppose," lie added, re gardiug iis closely. "No sir," answered my friend, "we are out hunting hogs." "Hogs, why, Henry, you rascal," and the two men, one the picture of life's vigor, the other the picture of halo old age, caught cacher in a folding embrace, so characteristic of men moved to emo tion. Mr. Garley remembered me. "Oh yes you are the young fellow that print ed the paper. I used to feel sorry for you. The folks all said that you had a pretty tight struggle to gil along," and he looked at me kindly with a pair of eyes that had many and many a time twinkled with excitement at a horse race, but from which the sun of life's vigor was gradual ly sinking, leaving an evening glow in stead of a moraine brightness. "Your sister is down at the river fish ing, Henry. No, yonder she comes," pointing to an approaching figure, swing ing a straw hat with one hand andcarry inga fishing rod with the other. She ap proached rather shyly, a characteristic soon imparted by a residence in an "out of the way place." Her face was strik ingly handsome, and her hair as brown as the hickory nuts she gathered in au tumn, fell with bewitching grace over her shapely shoulders. She did not greet Henry as I thought a sister should, but my opinion was soon changed, for with n smile that made me feel uneasy, she said: "You do not seem like a brother, Mr. Henry. I just can remember you. I might have kept on being acquainted wit h you if you had ever written to me, but no, you'd rather poke around among the ruins of old countries and keep youi impression to yourself. The only letters l ever saw from you were lettersto pa, asking for money." •'I should have written, Alice, had I known w hat a charming sister awaited my return." "Of course I awaited your return, be cause I had nowhere to go. I was com pelled to wait. 1 haven't decided yet whether or not I shall like you." "But I am determined that you shall like me. You can't help it, for 1 am one of the best natured brothers you ever lunl." • "You may be a strange* brother, but you are a natural man. Egotism. Din ner's readv." "After dinner," replied Henry, "I'll amuse you with my travels." "How do you know that I'll be amused? I don't like long stories." Blit he did amuse her. We sat all the afternoon under the trees. Henry had a splendid style of narration. Alice's bright eyes sparkled, and old man Gra ley listened with rapt attention. When the colored woman announced that sup per was ready,Henry took his sketched stories to the light, and after supper he carried them back under the trees. Bed time (unie, "Good-night, brother Henrv." she said, handing him a lighted candle. "I hope your dreams will he as pleasant as your stories. Good-night, Mr. Ham inerton. Don't you wish you had travel ed, instead of shutting yourself up in an old printing office?" "Too late; but for a moment, as I looked upon her radiant face, I felt a pang of regret I felt as I fancy an old stage horse must feel when lie looks over a fence and sees a race between two spirit ed animals. I could speak of places oth er men had seen; I could, speak of the hoarse ivy that shook over "Mary, the maid of the inn," and the girl would re gard me with interest, but Henry could pluck an ivy leaf, ami she would regard him with enthusiasm. "What do you think of my sister?" asked Henry, when he had blown out the light. "Magnificent creature," I replied. A flash of lightning for a second, lighted the room, and I saw that his face wore a strange expression. A cloud came over, a pattering rain fell, and we soon sank to sleep. When I awoke a flood of sunlight streamed through the window. Henry was gone, hut when I descended to the lawn, sloping towards the river like a graceful shoulder, I found him and Alice roaming around like two children. "You are lazy, Mr. Hainmerton,' said Alice, when we met at the break fast table. "My habits," I replied, "are those ot the late sleeper." "The late sleeper lived but a short distance from here," said the old gen tleman, who had but imperfectly caught the drift of our conversation. "I know him well. Like myself, h ■. was, in his day, something of a race-horse man. Were you acquainted with him?" The mistake was explained, and Alice laughed until I again became the old stage horse. The day was spent pleas antly, fishing and climbing hills. The spring, of which Henry had spoken, gushed from under a cliff and in its puri ty was no doubtmedicinal. Other pleas ant days followed, and before I could realize how time had flown, a slight blush imparted to the leaves told that another season was approaching; the Arkansas autumn is beautiful. After a long season of oppressive heat, you awake Borne morning with a feeling of freshness. As the day advances. the sun grows yeiiow, encircled by a hazv wreath, while the sky glows in subdued splendor. The partridges dissolve the dose alliance of summer copart m rsliip, and in flocks "whrr" over your head. The cry of the crow, as he flies far away over the hill tops, bring up those old. listless feelings whose origin are away back in childhood. I could not break away from such a place. Henry and Alice were insuperable companions. Once, when he kissed her good-night, both of them blushed. Old man Graley had told me at least twenty stories of his horse-racing days, and I think he must have told each one at least twenty times. One morning when I had, in consequence of Henry's temporary absence, made an engage ment to take a walk with Alice, the old gentleman insisted that t should go with him to see the hogs, and while I was trying to divert his attention from (he subject, Henry came and went with Alice. "Henry don't know nothing about hogs," said Mr. Graley, when we arrived at the pen. "Iain afraid that he won't never amount to much. The white sow, over there, the one with the red ear of corn, is one that I did not intend to fat ten this season, hut she got into such a habit of tearing the fence, and turning the other hogs into the field, that I have decided to kill her. It may look pretty hard to you, Mr.—what is your name? Oh, yes, I'd forgotton. I say that it may seem prettv hard to you, Mr. Kam merton, that I keep my daughter out here in the woods, when she could ap pear so well in society, but I am grow ing old and am getting pretty well tired of life." "But your daughter is young," I sug gested. "Yes, and she will have plenty of time for society after I am dead. How much you reckon that black, dish-faced hog will weigh again Christmas?" "About three hundred pounds," I ven tured to remark, having no idea whatev er of the probable amount of adipose tissue to be attained by the animal with in the specified time. "You've got more sense than I thought you had. You've got to give a man a chance. The other day when one of my neighbors said that you were not more'n half-witted, I told him to hold on a while and investigate the matter before lie passed judgment. I am glad that I can tell him of his error." Although the old gentleman had from the first treated me with the utmost kindness, yet I noticed that after the bog question was settled he had more respect for my opinions, and that he consulted me satisfactorily upon subjects of which I was totally ignorant. Henry and Alice conducted them selves like lovets. They grew reserved when a third person was present. I could not excuse such absurdity. The fact that he had not seen lier since she was a child did not in the least render their conduct, in my opinion, the less ridiculous. Strange country, where brothers and sisters fall in love with each other! I could pay no farther at tention to such a silly girl. I would go homo and turn on my gas. Np, I would see how such a ridiculous affair could end. "Your extended vacation is making you blue;" said Alice, one morning when we accidently met ip the garueti. "1 am not well," I replied, ''I am nbt anything." "Oh, you shouldn't talk that Way. You arc something. You are Henry's friend, are you not?" "Yes," I am Henry's friend," I as sented, with something of bitterness in my tone. "You should not disparage, yourself. I hope that you will stay with us al ways. "Little girl, do yon wish this?" taking her hand, "do you think so much of me that you would have me always with you; would you not rather go where you can see the world?" She looked at me quiz zically. "I do not understand you." "Can you think enough of me to be my—" " Hammerton! Oh. Jlammpitonl" shouted old man Graley from the gar den gate. "Come, go with me down to the new ground, I want you to help me get the mules out." I went with him, "What ajpol I am," I mused "I shalFbe a man iwter this." A few evenings afterwards, as I sat alone under the oaks, Henry came to me and nervously exclaimed: "John, old boy, I am in love." * "I suppose so." "Oh, I merely thought that a man who had traveled so much must have met some oue upon whom to bestow his affection." "Yes, I have fallen, or, as Bulwet has it, risen into love." "With whom?.' "With my sister Alice. But, as God is my judge, John, I could not help it. I struggled desperately, but it was of no use. Just think how she burst upon me, from a little child to a beautiful wo man. I shall never tell her. Nd, I am going away. I would not for the world have fa 1 fier suspect that I entertain such strong affection for niy sister. Now, John, do you blame me? I know that it is unnatural, hut do you blame me?" "No," I replied, and turning, walked away. Next morning Mr. Graley was taken violently ill. A physician who was hur riedly summoned said that the old gen tleman had heart disease, and that he could not recover. The following night was heavy in its sadness. We saw that Mr. Graley was sinking rapidly. "Henry," lie saidin a weak voice, call ing his son, "you will find a package of papers in the clock on the mantel-piece. Three days after I am dead open the package. My darling child," he said to Alice, "I have kept you out here because you were the sunshine of my life." We buried him in the little orchard near the house. The little funeral train mashed the dry grass in its course. A woodpecker screamed and flew from an old apple tree. A huntsman's dog ran up and snffued the red earth. A blue jay twittered and a hawk darted after a dove that flew over our heads. An old. gray-haired minister raised his palsied hand and prayed. The old fort was lonely. The little col ored boy had quit chasing the duck. Three long days passed. A stranger pa sing could have seen that some one had just died. "I must get these papers," arising from where he had been sitting under the oak. The gate latch clicked, and looking up I saw Alice going into the garden. Half an hour later I heard the latch click again. It was now so dark that I could see no one, but I heard Hen ry calling Alice. I entered the house and had taken up a hook, when Henry and Alice burst into the room. "I am going to got married," he ex claimed excitedly. "To whom?" I asked, not knowing w liât to say, "To Alice." "What! Your sister?" "Here!" and he handed me a paper. The writing was addressed to Henry: "My dear Soil—I am likely to aie at any time, and 1 will now impart to you a secret. Alice is not your sister. When you were about three years old, she was given to me by a dear friend, Thomas Al pin, of New York. He had killed a man and was in state's prison. Alice was only one month old at the time. The mother died one week after the child was bom. Your mother and myself went to New York and called on Alpin. He made inc promise that so long as I lived, never to let anyone know but that Alice was my own daughter. I promised. My friend died shortly afterward. Your mother and myself remained for nearly two years in New York and when we re turned to Kentucky, no one knew but that the little girl was our own. It is my desire that vou and Alice marry each other. The ceremony was performed by the grav-haired minister. "From the grave in the direction of the cradle," he slyly remarked to Henry, as we left the little log church. I have turned on my gas. Among hurriedly written manuscripts Î muse with parent like fondness ovef my vaca tion. Magnificent woman! She had told me that if she had not loved Hen tv, she would marry me, I hope that lliey may always he happy—until eterni ty's moss shall cover the Rock of Aces. Curious College Statistics. The statistics of the Yale class of'82 have been issued. The average age of the class, calculated up to Coininenc inent, is twenty-two years eight months four days two hours t wenty-five minute. 1 and 12.fi seconds. The youngest men - her is twenty years and one month old, the oldest is thirty-nine years and five months. The tallest man is six feet two and a half inches and the shortest is five feet two and a half inches. One man weighs 200 pounds and two 115 each. The class claims the man with the biggest iiead ever owned by a Yale man, having one who wears a seven and seven-eight hat. There are twenty-four candidates for the hansomest man, A. C. Hand heading the list with thirteen votes and C. B. Storrs and B. Johnson having ten votes each. Thirty-eight intend to study law and seventeen medicine, eight will teach, four are going into the missionary field, and twenty-nine will go into bus iness. The average expense of the col lege course lias been: Ereshmen year, $887; sophmore year, $925; junior year, *1,048; senior year, $1,081. This makes $>,901 as an average expense for the course. The price for table board has varied from $.".50 to $14 per week. Adirondack Murray Again. A paragraph has recently been going the rounds in regard to the Rev. W. H. II. Murray, formerly of Boston. It is to the effect that he is in Texas teaming for a living; that the lady who was formerly his amanuensis is living with him, and f Hat this lady's father, maddened by un successful attempts to reclaim his daugh ter, recently blew out his brains in front of Murray's door. We now have reliable information, through an old friend of Mr. Murray, that in three particluars the paragraph is without foundation in fact. M r. Murray is in Texas, but instead of • earning for a living is keeping a large sheep ranch. The lady in question is not living with him, nor lias she been. • 1er father did not goto Texas to reclaim her, nor did he commit suicide before Brother Murray's door. With these ex ceptions the paragraph is good enough :m<l may go on its rouuds. It is given out that Murray is ho la/u. to be aale to return to Boston at some time not very distant with enough money in his pock et to settle w ith his o ld credi tors. The Second battalion, M. S. G., on Saturday elected Major Bobletter of New Ulm lieutenant colonel, and Capt. James Hunter 1 Faribaul maior. WHOLESALE SHOOTING. Forty Riflemen Employed to Herd Wild OeesCi From the San Francisco Calf. Various methods have been devised of exterminating wild geese without avail, until geese herding has become a pro fession as distinct as herdingor trapping. In the early year the geese appeor in the grain counties in myriads, traveling about in vast flocks. Their hunger is in satiable, and the new wheat is rapidly destroyed. Dr. II. J. Glend, whose land in Colusa county covers most of the ar able iànd ill that cdiinty, numbering 75, 000 acres; or nearly twelve sqiiafe miles, expends, about $10,00(1 iii herding his geese. He recëntly purchased ill this city for thé present seaso'it between $2, 000 and $3,000 worth of cartridges, about 250,000 in number, of forty-foilr calibre. He has constantly in his employ, while his wheat is growing, about forty men, all of them, mounted and nearly all armed with Henry rifles and field glasses, who patrol liis property during the day and all moonlight nights. These men are regularly organized in to a patrol guard. They discover with their glasses the flocks of geese, which at a distance of from 300 to 400 yards look like a white blanket spread ovor the green wheat, and thereupon plant a bullet right in the middle of the flock. This unexpected visitation sets the flock on the wing, and tiie geese herder fol lows them they rise to a great height, and, disgusted, leave the vicinity. Few geese are killed, the object being to keep them on the wing, and consequently oft the wheat fields, Those that are killed are carried oft'and shorn of their feath ers, but the revenue from them amounts to little. On Dr. Glenn's ranch about 8,(NX) cartridges are used in a day, which represents about 20,000 geese daily put to flight Oftentimes a thick fog blows in, and this appeurs to be the favorite time for the geese, and they devour the wheat with great energy. The herders then, fearful of Snooting each other, art: almost balled ; hut when the fog rises the flock are put to flight, and for hours thereaf ter the air is filled with feathers and geese, and Gleri's ranch resounds with the clatter of rifles and the frightened cries of the persecuted fowls. To pay his men, buy ammunition, and maintain horses costs Dr. Glenn some $1(1,(NX) per anum, hut it saves his wheat, which yields $>100,000, as without the geese herd ers half would lie destroyed. The herd ers become very expert in their busin ess. and are generally good shots and capital horsemen. Funny Fancies. An old French officer was relating the story of the battle of Coulmeiers in the regimental mess one evening, when he was constantly interrupted by a forward, presuming young lieutenant, who had got his epaulettes no one knew how. "The Prussian batteries were here, such a brigade there, with the cavalry in the woods in the rear," said the old sol dier, and the impertinent yoilng one chimed in; "Yes, yes; that's right!" at every word. This exasperated the nar rator. lie had just reached the critical moment when there Was a general action along the whole line. His regiment was ordered to the front; it charged. "Mon sieur," politely continued the superior, to his troublesome hearer, "It was there that I was killed; please finish the story." "Den you don't beleeve in stickin ter de nominashuns?" "Yes, I does; but I'se gin'urlly de man what makes de nomi nashuns on my tickit, an' de sooner dat every hones' man forms liisself in.a boi ler squar', calls liisself 1er order an' nomi nates his ovtn ticket tinaininously de sooner dar'll de reform in politic an' honesty in de Gubment." Young swell: "Fräulein Mathilde may I offer you my arm?" Mathilde— "Oh, this offering yOurarm is getting monotonous. Why not offer me your hand fora change?" "My dear," said an Oil City wife to her husband, "did you see this, that a crape fringe with rows of swingingacorns in graduate sizes is ah elegant novelty in mourning? Wouldn't I look nice in them?" "Well, by thunder," yelled the husband, as he went out slamming the door. And his fashionable wife doesn't know what made him so mad. A Lexington (K.) youth,who Went to work in the country, wrote his girl, a June graduate, that he Was raising a calf. Imagine his feelings when the girl re plied: "lam glad you have begun to support yourself." Squelching Army Worms. Farmers have stopped the ravages of the army worm by plowing deep furrows around the field infested by them, with the "land side" outward, witli a small chain around the coulter, so as to make a bevel on that side of the furrow. The worms, in trying to pass from an infest ed field to another inclosure, get into the furrow, but can not get out again on the opposite or beveled side. When the furrows are pretty well filled with the worms turn the hogs on them, and they will he devoured bv the million; or hitch a mule to a log, drag It over alxl crush them. A writer in the Country Gentle man says: "If they do not get into the wheat, then there is only one mode of fighting them, and that is by the old Virginia mode. The worms crawl up the stalk and strip the blades off up to the head, if you will stand idly by and permit them to do so. To prevent this is almost too cheap and simple to relate. The worm is very clumsy, and the least shock precipitates him to the ground, and while there he does little or no damage. Take a rope from fifty to one hundred feet in length, and weigh it in the mid dle, and put a hoy or man at each end of it, and let them pass the rope over the field once a day so long as the worm lives, which is usually ten days, and you will save the field from injury. The fat fellows are never able to make a second trip uptlie stalk; one trip with the rope is sufficient, for that crop. A repetition of this operation once a day for ten days will save the crop; and it is easier and cheaper than ditching. I have succeed ed in keeping them so far out of my wheat; so I have no occasion to use the rope practice, blit others are using it ev ery day including Sunday, Cud report success." • Court Journal: The edict has gone forth that the net in lawn tennis, and that for single matches the eorrectheight of the net will be three feet six inches at the post, and three feet at the center. The new rule will be adopted in the con test for the championship of Wimble don. It seems a very great pity that so many alterations are made in the game. The end will be to spoil it. This lower ing of the net was not at all desirable. The height kept down the experiment ers in overhand serving. Dickens' character, Charles Langheim er, made famous in American Notes as an illustration of the horrors of solitary confinement, was recently released from the penitentiary of Pennsylvania and has been adopted by a kind-hearted man, who believes that he can make an honest man of a thief of sixty years. His name has been changed in order that he may not be recognized in his new position. The name of his bene factor is not given. Dickens saw this man in 1842, and has made him fiunou* or rather notorious. The Lancet records the curious fact that while in 1848 duty was paid on 37, 000,000 pounds of coffee imported into Great Britain for home consumption, the figures for the past year show an im portation of less then 32,000,000 pounds, although the population has inereasea by 10,000,000, ana the quantity sold per capita is much larger. The figures sug gest the hand of the adulterator, and a remarkably large hand it is. FIELD AND FARM. Farming Notes. Asparagus is one of the best vegetables of the season, and one of the dearest. Almost fevefy lot owner could have his asparagus bed, and raise abtindanCe of this delicious and healthful plant, for family use. A little practical knowledge of planting and rearing, and a little pa tientwaiting for production, insure suc cess and satisfaction. The following, from an exchange, is good advice: If you have any land that can not lie put into a timely crop of corn, sow Hungarian, by all means. On new lands it will make four tons of hay to the acre, or thrashed, it will sometimes make twénlÿ Driähels Of seed. On old lands it. will make froiri (\to to three tons, or ten to twelve bushels of seed, and flit? straw that is left will still he good for all kinds of stock. It is said that cutworms can be Cheated ont of destroying cabbage and other plants by surrounding each plant with an oak, hickory, or some other .strong leaf, set deeply enough to prevent blow ing awav. Another remedy, said to he effectual, is to put sawdust about the roots and saturate with gas tar water. The sawdust will retain the scent of tar, and drive away cutworms and insects. According to Dr. Edward Smith, in his treatise on "food," an egg weighing an ounce and three-quarters, contains 120 grains of carbon and 17 3-4 grains of ni trogen, or 15.25 percent, of carbon and 2 per cent of nitrogen. The value of one pound of eggs, as food for sustaining the active forces of the body, is to the value of one pound of lean beef as 1584 to 900. As a flesh producer, one pound of egg is about equal to one pound of beef. It is one of the anomalies o. trade, and of the peculiarities of this singular year, that Scotch potatoes have gone to Iowa, and Chicago meats have been brought hack from Europe by the shippers who sent them there. Speculation has bol stered up prices at times, both of wheats and meats, higher at home than current rates abroad. Fluctuation in prices is the bane of agrictiltural Industry. Boom follows doom; elation succeeds depres sion. A rani, brings $5,(XX) one year, and his offspring is liable to go to the rendering holler another. Cooking RectpeS. Lettuce Salad.—M ix in a plate one tablespoonfill made mustard, three taplespoonfuls salad oil or melted butter and the yolks of two hard-boiled eggs; ed(l a small quantity of pepper and salt. Select crisp lettuce, put vinegar over it ; cut up the white of the egg in rings and lay over the dish after mixing the dress ing with it. Strawrekpies with Whipped Cream.— Prepare in layers as above. Take one pint of cream, whites of three eggs and a teacup of powdered sugar; whipped together, flavored with strawberry juice, and pour over the top. Cocoa nut Cake. —Five eggs—reserving the whites of two for icing; heat the eggs to a froth, then add two cups of sugar and one of butter, one cup and a half of sweet milk, four teaspoonfuls of baking powder, and flour enough to thicken. Bake in four jelly tins; beat the whites of two eggs to a stiff froth, add two cups of sugar, and half a grated cocoanut between each layer of the cake. Spread the icing on the top. A delicious cake. Strawberry SiIortcakc. —In New Eng land, where this cake originated, the wild strawberries are used for it,and are the best. The receipt for making it is as follows: Take about two quarts of ber ries; make the cake as for soda buscuit; three pints of flour with tlirefe teaspoon fuls of creAm-of-tartar sifted in it; a tea spoonful of salt, two tablespoonfnls <>f butter and one of lard rubbed into the the flour; mix it wi ll a pint of milk and a teacupful of soda dis solved in it: roll it out half an inch in thickness and hake in either one or two cakes in a quick oven, about fifteen or twenty minutes. Split the cake open as soon as it comes from the oven, mark it round the edges with a knife and sepa rate it with the fingers, as cutting it makes it heavy. Butter both top and bottom cakes, Spread the straw berries on the lower One, Sprinkle thickly with powdered sugar, lav the top crust on the berries, and serve it with rich cream. Bake it in large round or square tins. To he cut at table. This is nice for des sert On the tea table. Good Cooks in Demand. A cooks' college, and t lie elevation of the science and profession of cookery to îi level with the pulpit, the liar, literature, art, or the public service of the country, will soon become a ne cessity, says the New York Sun, and parents who would See their sons wealthy and successful must put a sauce pan into their hands instead of a sword, and give the larding needle tlie prefer ence over the pen. Cooksand cooks only, can now command salaries which no ed ucated gentleman would dream of aspir ing to, and the ease and luxury of thcii lives in families which can afford to en tertain (no oue would think of sayii g employ) them is second only to prince«, and potentates. Eighty dollars a month* or aboilt a thousand dollars a year, is now not unusual wages for cOoks lu the households of gentlemen of by no means large wealth, and they raise from that up to a hundred and a hundred and fifty dollars a month, according to the extent of the accomplishments. Mrs. VV. K. Vanderbilteit is currently reported, has engaged the former chef of the Baroness de Rothschild at the incredible salary of seven thousand dollars per annum. It is probable, however, that the figures represent francs, and not dollars, seven thousand five hundred francs being the amount which the cook of M. Gambetta is said to have told his master he must get during tiie year in wages and perqui sites combined, no matter what were his nominal wages. The distinguished artist, is expected to arrive with his suite of assistants and satellites early in the autumn, when Mrs. Vanderbilt takes possession of her new house in Ffth avenue. Screens with Artist ic Decorations. From the New York Mail and Expre* - ". Since the introduction of the folding screen this article of furniture has be come very popular. Thera are fire screens, light screens, screens for piaz zas, screens for dining rooms and for everywhere. They are not remarkably usefull, but they are certainly exceeding ly pretty. One of the most beautiful screens recently made was designed by a prominent artist of this city. It was in three panels, each representing a season of flowers. The first was a design wholly from the violets and early flowers o> spring; the second sl owed a background ttie color of the blue skies of June, with golden lilies, sweet-peas, while the third panel was colored like the dun skies oi November with a medley of scarlet maple leaves, red rose haws, astors, yellow dasies and sprays of cardi nal flowers thrown against it. »Some ex quisite work is shown by an amateur on bolting cloth. This material is the last fine gauze through which the wheat flour passes before it is ready for the market. Two lovely pannels are H romrht, on this material: in one Rnnnj owers, violets, blue-eyed grass and a plant of spring beauty, with tremulous, creamy bells, grow at the foot of the picture and a dogwood tree, and a blossoming vine hang overhead. "Forth in the pleasant spring thy beauty walks," is the legend written at ttie foot of the picture. Handsome screens designed for coun try piazzas are of wh.te china matting painted with flowers or fruit. These screens are very large. An exquisite one is painted with a trellis and grape vine, with green leaves and purple clusters of fruit. Another shows a vine of trumpet flower, with its long, scarlet bells, which the humming birds lôve so well; the vine seems to clamber from one panel to the other, as it would were it actually growing over tho screen. Other matting screens are decorated in separating panels with sunflowers,! hollyhocks, locust and other flowers. Discovery of the "Comstock." lien Holladay is a feature and fixture of Washington. 1Î6 lives in a beautiful residence on K. street, where be enter tains a coterie of friends in right royal fashion. His fortitiih is estimated at from $2,000,000 to $0,000,000, Ha that it may be fairly presumed that if lie should prove unsuccessful in the prosecution ot Ids claim for $350,000 he will not be in immédiate Want for the neces saries of life. He haS retired from business, hut AmusAs Ms leis ure hours with seeing the eofiffressirfeh about his claim. Though advanced in age ho shows no signs of failing health or In strength. His hair is just turning gray, but his frame is as powerful and vigorous as it was In early youth, when lie established and operated his famous overland state line, known as the pony express. Ho likes to tell of bis experi ence as a pioneer of advancing civiliza tion ou the, Pacific coast, among the Ar gonauts of '49'. 11 is story of how the famous Comstock lode was discovered is interesting. As he tells it, one of ins stage drivers had a prospector's passion for broken rocks, outcroppings, float, and >ther indications of mineral treasures. On a certain (lay he came to Mr-Holladay full of a dis covery lie had made, and showed a sample having a wonderfully large pro proportion of silver in its composition, lie made a proposition to sell one-lialfof of his mine to M r. 1 loladay for $1,000 for money with which to operate it. The offer was refused, and the driver re signed and disappeared. In a month or so a company whs funned and opera tions were begun. The none yielded the richest ore ever taken o'Ut of any mine up to that time. Corn stock, for that was . the stage-drivers name, became suddenly one of the wealthiest men in the country The stock rose rapidly from hundreds to thousands of dollars, and finally $100,(MX) was paid for a claim twenty feet across the face of the lode. Next to tiie Bonanza it wns probably tlie richest mine ever discovered in the eartii. Mr. Comstock followed the rule, and from being one of the richest men soon became one of the poorest, and finally died penniless. Holladay tells many similar stories to the friends who drop into his cozy rooms every evening to enjoy a fragrant Havana, a glass of wine, or a game of bluff. His confi dence in his claim being eventually paid by congress is unshaken, aftd he says he will persevere till success crowns his effort s. # m OM Brutality in England. There was every element of callous brutality in the manner of inflicting the extreme penalty of the law. From the time ofsentunee to tiie last dread moment the convict was exhibited as a show, or held up to public contempt and execra tion. Heartless creatures flocked to the chapel to curiously examine the as pect. of condemned malefactors on the Sunday ti;e jail sermon was preached. Those men who had lint a short time to live mingled freely with their fellow prisohefs, reekn-.-siy carousing, and of ten making a boast that they laughed to scorn and rejected the well-meant min istrations of the ordinary. The actual ceremony was to the last degree cold blooded and wanting in all the solemn attributes befiting the awful scene. The (loomed was cat tied in an open cart to Tyburn of other appointed place, the halter already e'ndried his neck, the coffin was at his feet, by bis side the chaplain or some devoted ama teur philanthropist and preacher like Silas Told, striving earnestly to improve the occasion. For tlie mob it was a high day and holiday ; they lifted the route taken by the ghastly procession, encour aging or doming the convct according as he happened to he a popular hero or unknown to criminal fame. In the first case they cheered him to the echo, of fered him bouquets of flowers, or pressed liiiri to drink deep from Ht. Gile's Bowl; in tiie latter they pelted him with filth and overwhelmed him with abtise. The most scandelous scenes occurred on the gallows. The hangman often quarreled with his victim over the garments, which the fotincf looked upon as a lawful perquisite* and which the latter was disposed to distribute among his friends; now ai.d nrnun the rope broke, or the drop was insufficient and Jack Ketch laid to add his weigh* to tiie hanging body to assist strangu- lation. Occasionally there was a per- sonal conflict, and the hangman was obliged to do his office by sheer force. The convicts were permitted to make dying speeches, and tlmse orations were elaborated and discussed in Newgate weeks before the great day, while down in the yelling crowd beneath the gallows spurious versions were hawked about and rapidly sold. It was a distinct gain to the decency and goo! order of the metropolis when Tyburn and other dist- ant points ceased to he the places ot execution, and hangings were exclu- sively carried nut in front of Newgale, just over the debotrs' door. But some of the worst features ofthe vldsvstfem survived. There was still the lneloJramatic sermon, in the chapel hung with black, before a iarge congregation collected simply to stare at .the convicts squeezed into one pew, who in their turn stared with mixed feelings at the coffin on the table just before their eyes. There was still the same tumultiioiis gathering to view the last act in the tragedy, the same bloodthirsty mob swaying to and fro lie- fore tin 1 gates, the fame blue-blooded spectators, George Sei wyn or my Lord 'Join Noddy, who breakfasted in state with the jailer, and so got a box seat or rented a window opposite at an exorbitant rate! The populace were like degenerate Ro- mans in the amphitheatre waiting for the butchery to begin. They fought and struggled desperately for front places; people fell and were* trampled to death, lioarse roars came jfrom thousands ot brazen throats, which swelled into a ter- rible chorus as the black figures of the performers on the gallows stood out against the sky. "Hats off!" "Down in front!" these cries echoed and re-echoed in increasing volume, and all at once ab- ruptly came to an end—tiie bolt was drawn, the drop liad fallen, and the miserable wretch had gone to his long home. ---^ --- A Tipporali Love Story. Lewin's Wild Races of Southeastern Ini i Among the girls was one pretty young creature, aged 14 years old; her name was Bamoyntee. I had never seen her before; her father and mother had just come from another village and settled in ours, where they had relatives. On the road I could not take my eyes from off her—she was so pretty. I .'■poke to her, but she would answer nothing save yes or no. Some of the other girls noticed us, and they began teasing me and laugh ing. When we got to the joom, before setting to work, some one had tope chosen to cook the midday meal, which is eaten on the spot; so they ad laughed at us a great deal, and chose Bamoyntee and me, and said to us, "Go you two, and gather vegetables, and come back quickly to cook." Then I was glad, and said to her, "Come" hut she would not walk with me; she walked at some dis tance away. 1 had my dao, and she carried a small basket slung on her back, so we went down the hill into the bed of a small stream, but I never thought about vegetables; I thought about her only. She began look ing for vegetables, the tender shoots of he fern, the sprouts of young canes, and things that grow wild. I was ashamed; I did not know what to say Presently, as we were going along in the cool bed of the stream, with the trees meeting above our head, she saw a beau tiful pink orchid growing high upon the branch of the forest tree, and she said, "Oh, I wish I had that!" So I threw down my dao, and climbed to get tiie flower. 'Our Reeang girls prize this sort of flower much, and wear it in their hair. I soon got up in the tree; but the branch on which the flower grew was rotten, and broke with me, and I fell down from a great height and lost my senses. When I awoke I found lier crying and bathing my face with water from the stream, and I said to lier, "O, Bamoyntee, do not lie angry, and I will say something!" She answered, "speak." I said, "you won't he angry?" And she answered, "No," and she took the flower that was in my hand. So I Haid, "I love you," aftilshe hid lier face, and I took her in my arms and said, "Answer me—you are net angry?" She said, "No." So I asked her, "Do ymt love me?" And she whispered, "Yes/' and then I said, "Then why did yon not tell me so?" She replied, "Its not the custom of women to speak first —I was ashamed." FEMAL E SLA VERY. Purchase and Safe of White Girls in Hawaii. From the San Francisco Chronicle. The Drammeos Times of April 17 pub lishes a letter written by H. Lange, the commissioner for the Norwegian im migrants in the Sandwich Islands, in which he makes strong accusations against the Swedish and Norwegian con sul. Mr. Glade. Mr. Lange reiterates what lias been stated about the slight neglect which the immigrants receive from this functionary, and remarks that the poor people have only enemies, and have been greatly disappointed in their treatment by then' consul to a hom they looked fora defender in h case of need. They sent for the consul in July of last year, to visit a plantation and assist them in adjusting some diffi culties arising bfettteeft. them and the planters, hut he neither Cable nor deign ed to send an answer. At last the sher iff of l!i!o sent an order for his presence, which was obeyed, and lie paid a visit in the middle of October. "On the 27th of August," 'continued the letter, "ae reported to the State De li irtrnent tlirtt he had visited the work men (Norwegians') on the plantations, and spoke of their condition being most ex cellent, when in fact, as above stated, hi never came near us until October, an;l then under compulsion, which proves that he has violated his official oath by a false report. We have long since ceased to apply to him or anybody else in power, as we know from experi ence tlds to he useless. The consul has written home that the emigrants are un der the protection of the I lawaiian gov ernment, Which means that we are gov erned by the large planters, who in real ity rule the island, the king, his minis tersand judges being all under their sway. "*tYe will now proceed to contradict the consul vthCn he says that no slavery exists on the islands by giving proof thaï several transactions have hiken place in our presence and certain knowledge'. A native of Finland bought a girl for $75 wiio was a fellow-passenger on the Beta. A'negrO aftd a Norwegion, long residents of the islands, purchased each a girl on condition that she work the three years agreed upon. "When L' Orange was obliged to leave Maui, on account of the hatred of his coufifrymen, he sold his servant girl to the missionary. Still another case may he mentioned. A n.ovUrseer on an adjoining plantation came over to see his country men, when he fell in love With a girl, and porposed to Mr. Alexander to buy her, to which Mr. Alexander agreed up on receiving $100 for her, to which the lover demurred, and offered a smaller sum, and after considerable wrangling, something like trading or buying horses, the bargain was closed for $72.50, Mr. Alexander insuring the buyer that the girl was sound and a good worker. In spite of the Consul's opinion to the con trary, this is an outrageous traffick ing In human chattels, and our Govern ment should forbid any more immigra tion to this country, on conditions simi lar to those that brought US here. Many may make light of such advice, but if people at home could witness the afflic tion of their countrymen here, and see tiie tears shed over their deplorah'e con dition. they would probably take heed." The statements made by Commission er Lange are vouched for as true by forty persons, whose names are affixed to the testimonial. Alleged Humor. The Bishop of Limerick being in fail ing health, his physician recently told him it would he necessary for him to seek rest and change of air at Nice. The bishop positively declined to do so. Then said the 'doctor, plainly: "My lord, I tell you condidly that your case is a most serious one, and if you do not go to Nice vou must very soon go to heaven."' "*Oh. well, in that case," re plied the bishop, dismally, "I will go to Nice. At a blal in Paris a gentleman under takes to introduce a companion to a young lady who seems to be pining for a dance. "No, thanks, my dear fellow; I don't care to waltz with a cart." A cart, be it understood, is Parisian for a partner that doesn't do her share of the dancing, hut has to he drawn round. A few even ings later the voting lady, who had over heard the conversation, beholds the young gentleman seeking an introduc tion, and asking if he may have tiie honor, etc. "No, thank you," she re plies, sweetly; "I may be a cart, but I am nota donkey cart! After the funeral: Farmer—"Ah, well, we've buried a good man when we bur ied YVuzzel. Howsomever, yer can't get no good out o' the ground 'thout you put some good in." A good reason: Irish witness (for tho dvfense)—"Is it myself that understands the nature of an oath? Faix, and I ought to; haven't I been twice thried for perjury and convicted?" Improved: Says Fogg—"Parson Jones sermons give me a great deal more pleasure than they used to." "Indeed," replied Brown, inquiringly." "Yes, added Fogg; "I don't go to hear them now,' ' Things one would wish to have ex pressed differently: Musical maiden—"I hope I am not boring you, playing so much?" Enamored youth—"Oh, no! pray go on. I—I'd so much sooner hear you play than talk." ' Unfortunate: "I have been grossly in - suited." exclaimed Brown. ''Tint scoundrel Smith called me a liar! "How unfortunate]" remarked Fogg. "You couldn't deny the assertion with out indorsing it, could you?" For the Girls. If a young man truly loves you he will always be somewhat embarrassed when with you. If a young man is not inter ested iff you at first sight the chancesare live to one against you. If a fellow con tinues to glance at you he is interested in you; if he hastily averts his gaze when you catch his eye, the chances are that he's a gentleman; but if, instead, he smiles at you, you may know that he is only a "masher." The Dandelion. Those who have been pestered to death by the irrepressible dandelion on their lawns may now take heart. The pest will pester them no more. Eastern markets have begun to utilize them for greens, so that gardeners cultivate them for sale. The plant having thus become useful, the bugs will eat it off above ground, the grub will saw its roots in two, the sun will parch it to death, the rains will drown it out, the winsd will thrash it to strips, and the boys will dig it out and steal it. Thus the dandelion, which has been among the first of the weeds tc* coax its way into human favor in the spring by throwing out its golden blossom as a sort of flag of truce and peace offering combined, will retire from jhe field and the lawn to the seclu sion of the guarded greenhouse. The late Countess of Charlemont, who died in England a short time ago, was educated as a member of the church of England, but early became sceptical re garding „Christianity, and finally went over to Jüoât&üi. >She attended Jewish synagogues, and for spiritual guidance went to Jewish rabbis, while her chari- ties were Jewish. Slio was, intact, a Gentile proselyte of the old type. - ^ ♦— — ' - Insects on Garden Vegetables. In some localities one or more of the cabbage worms is still troublesome. The most common of these are the caterpil lars of medium sized butterflies, the wings of which are Miite with a few black spots; there are three distinct species, but all are similar in their hab its. Wherever these butterflies arc seen fliting about over the cabbage and cauli flower plants, trouble from "worms" may soon Ik: expected. Safety consists iii attacking them early. Borne worms eat into the forming head, and when they have thus hidden nothing can be done. In small gardens hand-picking will answer, but where there are many cabbages this this will not be practic able. The Persian insect powder, the Pyrethruin, is the best, and a sate ap plication. There are in some localities cabbage worms which come from other butterflies, but they are to be treated in the same manner. The large green cat erpillar, of the five spotted sphinx, known as the "tomato worm," is most destructive; it will soon leave nothing but hare steins upon a tomato plant, eat in*' the green fruit as well as the leaves. When the tomatoes are supported by some kind of * a trellis, as they always should be in a garden, worms may be detected by the quantity of large pellets of drop pings found upon the ground. Where those are seen, the worm should be sought for. Bteros without leaves also indicate its presence. YVhen not eating, it will he found close to the stems, on their under side, and as it is of nearly tiie same color, may escape notice. The "worms" are never very numerous, and hand-picking is the best way to deal with them. In spite of the horn at the tail end, they can neither sting nor bite. Frequently one of these will be found with its body nearly covered with Bmall eggshaped white cocoons, often mistaken for eggs. Worms with these should not be distroved, as they are too weak to do much damage, and the parasitic insects should have time to leave these cocoons, as thev are onr friends and should he en couraged. The tomato worm may some times he fortnd on potatoes—American Agriculturist. Scientific Notes. * ' An apparently well authenticated euro of hydrophobia by intense sweating a»d salivation has just been reported to the Paris academy of medicine by Dr. Du mont, of the Cicn hospital. A man, wo man and child were all bitten by the same mad dog. The woman died in convulsions, and the child, a girl, has not yet been taken fll. The man, after showing all the usual distressing symtom3 of hydrophobia, was, Dr. Dumont stout ly asserts, cured by three subcutaneous injections of one centigramme of pelo carbine. Park Benjamin, for many years editor of the Scientific American, gives it as Ins opinion Hint the ordinary magnetic tele phone, without the transmitter, will b» public property before the end of the year. The infringements are coining so fast upon the Bell company by other in ventors who ciaim to have made tho magnetic telephone years ago, that it is thought they will give it up and trust to the transmitter for a continuation of the monopoly. The magnetic telephone is servicable for distances less than a mile, and will probably be universally intro duced, when the whole apparatus, hand phones, wire and all can be bought for $5. No electricity is needed. Soap in a solution mixed with phenie acid when impregnated into timber is an excellent preservative against rot usu ally resulting from moisture. In interpreting the bill recently passed by the New York legislature and signed by the governor, and therefore now a law of the state, for the regulating ofthe standard of illuminating oils, &c., the sanitary engineer says that there is a distinct recognition of the legal use of "portable gas-lights" and "vapor stoves," both of which are highly dangerous. A Distingnishecl Adventuress, The will has just been proved in Lon don of Hon. Jane Elizabeth Digby, wi/c of the Syrian Sheik Midjuel el Mezra but better known to visitors to Damas cus as Lady Ellenborough. She had been married to the earl of Ellenbor ough, but was divorced from him in 1834, after which she was married suc cessively to a Bavarian baron aud a Greek general. Being deserted by the latter, she fell in love with and married a Beduoin sheik, some years younger than herself, and divided her time be tween her own comfortable house at Damascus and the barbaric freedom of her husband's tent in the desert. The testatrix specially gives to her husband £1 ,000, her house and stables at Damas cus, all her horses and dromedaries, and certain jewelry and other effects; to her son Herbert, Baron Vennigan, and the residue of her property to her husband. ... Connecticut Cigars. From the New Haven Register. The process of making the choicest Havana cigars, as practised in Connecti cut was exhibited at a recent trial. The workmen employed in making "scrap end" cigars use a wooden mould, shaped inside to the form and size of a cigar, and into this mould is crowded the snippings and cuttings and odds and ends of cigars—the refuse, perhaps it may be called, of the trade. This inter esting mixture—which may or may not include the broken-up ends of old cigar stumps—is left under pressure every night, and in the morning it is taken out and a dark, nice-looking Connecticut wrapper is deftly and tightly wound round it, and tho cigar neatly packed with others of the same style, in boxes bearing various fancy names of Havana cigars, as "Flor de Fuma." "Rema Vic toria," andotl •: names of choice brands, and sold to dealers in drugs or groceries, who do a wholesale as well as retail busi ness, and who purchase these cigars at $25, per 1,000 or at the rate of 21-2 cents apiece. A proposition to tear open some of the cigars in court to show the jury just what was inside of them was strenuously resitted by the maker, who admitted that they were "scrap end" cigars, and thought that admission should be enough. A Promise to [the Dying Not Binding. From the Philadelphia Times. When William Anderson, of Blair county, was dying, his wife Jane promised him that she would endeavor to agree to the terms in his will. After his death she gave a paper to the executors carry ing out that agreement. She was told, however, that she had simply reiiquished $4,000 of her dower. She consequently revoked the agreement and put in her claim for one third of the estate which was valued at $30,000. The other heirs sought to hold her to her written prom ise, and when the County Common Pleas decided against them appealed to the su preme court. The latter tribunal also yesterday supported her and said: "It mattes not what Mrs. Anderson's motive was in electing to take under the will. A promise to mat effect made to her hus band was clearly not binding on her." ■ — t ■ The Maygar population of Hungary, according to the latest census, is 6,165,088. This gives an increase in ten years only 8,887/ It includes, moreover, oyer hau the 5,000,000 Jewish population« of the country, which is well known tö Increase numerically with rapidity. Nor has the loss by emigration been as lax^ge propor tionately as in Germany, which never theless shows a large increase in popula tion. It is evident that the Magyar race is losing ground.