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• • « • » I-r® Volume vi. Helena, Montana, Thursday, March 2, 1882. No. I S. FL'BI.I.'HKD EVERY THI ESDAY MORXINO. Terms of Subscription. WEEKLY HERALD: Out* Year........................................................$5 00 «i.\ Months............................................... 2 50 Three Months................................................... 1 !>0 Postage, in all eases Prepaid. DAILY HERALD: < ily Subscriber.«. Delivered by Carrier, $2 a month. One Year, by mail.......................................... Ç18 00 six Months, " 9 00 three Months , " 5 00 ---o I'hitHires <>J address will hr »node promptly and • lt< erf ally. Inti rcguesls MUST pire the post office FROM ns let'll ns IIie one TO trhich such change is dé- sirai. in urdei to i ed ict attention. --o-- ftri All eoiinimuieiitioiis should be addressed to FISK BROS., Publishers, Helena, Montan .. mi: n.oH.N iiiki>. Translate«! from the Japanese.] The maple leaves are whirled away ; The depths of the great pines are stirro«! : Night settles on the sullen day, As in its nest the mountain bird. My wandering feet go up and down, Ami baek ami forth from town to town. Through the lone woods and hy the sea. To find the bird that lied from me ; ! followed, and 1 follow yet— I have forgotten to forget. My heart goes 1 ac&, but 1 goon, Through summer heat and winter snow : Poor heart, we are no longer one, But are divided by our woe! ( mi to the nest 1 built and call— She may be hiding after all. . The empty nest, if that remains, And leaves me in the long, long rains : My sleeves with tears are always wet— 1 have forgotten to forget. M<*n know my >toiy, but not me— Kor such fidelity, they say, Cxists not—such a man as he Kxists not in the world to-day 1 It his light bird has flown the nest, She is no worse than all the rest ; « 'on «tant they arc not—only good To bill and coo, and hatch the brood : lie lias but one thing to regret— lie has forgot ten to forget. HI day 1 see the ravens fly, I hear''the sea-birds scream all night ; The moon goes tip and down the sky. The sun comes in with ghastly light; I .caves whirl, white flakes about me blow Are they spring blossoms, or the snow? Only my hair? Hood by, my heart, The time has come for us to part ; Be still ! You will be happy yet— F«>r «tenth remembers to forget. \ LITTLE BOY WANTS. FIRST YEAR, lb' wants a merry rattle, He wants a rubber ring, 11«' wants a dainty swing crib, lie wants mamma to sing. -K« OXI> YEAR. He wants a baby-dolly, He wants to <!ig for shells, I le wants a penny trumpet, He want' a string of bells. Hi THIRD YEAR. wants some blocks tor huildiu He wants a horse on wheels, He wants u little wagon To till with empty reels. FOl'RTH YEAR. lie wants a sword and pistol, He wants a tif«* and drum, He wants some books with pictures. Ko-Peepand Brave Toni Thumb. FIFTH YEAR. He wants a cap anil muflier, He wants some mittens red, He wants to skate on rollers, lie wants to own a sled. SIXTH YEAR. He wants big boots like father's. He wants a "v lossipede." 11« wants a slate and pencil, Me wants to learn to rea«l. SEVENTH YEAR. He wants a goat and carriage, And .just a few things more,— Wait, wait and see what Santa Claus < 'an spare from out his store. The Weeping Prophet. N« - w York Herald.] Dr. J. R. Yeager, of Burlington, N. is known as the "Weeping Prophet/' ^ He be lieves the mysteries of the future are re \ ealeil to him, and mingles his prophecies with tears. He does not practice medicine, and it is doubtful whether he deserves the title of doctor at all. His business is that of a religious book agent, but he maintains that lie can get the power at any time from heaven to make a person purchase one of his books. Every sale lie makes is attributed to him by divine favor. One of liis claims is that he can stop a clock at any time by merely commanding it to cease ticking. He drives around in a sulky behind a worn out horse, which he says he never lias to harness. He merely stands outside the barn-door and orders the animal to come out. The door at once opens and the horse appears drawing the wagon already •harnessed. He relieves his wife iront cooking meals, so lie says, by simply requesting the meat to cook and the potatoes to boil, lie took a great deal ot in terest in the present Guiteau trial, and l>e very much perplexed over the testi spendiug several days in his room . ...... g guidance in the matter. Suddenly it Hashed upon him from above. The mess age informed him that the assassin ol the late President had been crack-brained for two years. He at once addressed a letter to Judge Cox, conveying the information, and offering to testify in behalf of the prisoner on the strength of his inspiration. He is very much surprised because he has not re ceived a reply, and feels sure that the answer must have been miscarried. V in erica ii Extravagance. The traveling American is the legitimate prey of foreign hotel keepers, and lie has his own prodigality to blame for the fact. The majority of the Americans are not in the habit of looking over the items of their ho tel bills when they pay them, but glancing at the sum total, they hand out the gold \\ ith an alacrity that makes the hotel keeper wish for hours afterward that he had made the amount a third larger than it was. When he resumes his journey and lor the want ol something to occupy liis attention, looks over the paid bill, he finds tliat lie has been swindled in almost every item. But he does not grieve over it, for he is accustomed to lieing ''plucked." He must learn wisdom by experience , and by-and-by become sharp enough to fight foreign swindlers with their own weapons. eaiue monv seekin Perfume in Bedrooms. The use of perfumes in bedrooms often covers up disagreeable odors, and noxious matter is allowed to accumulate because its offensiveness is not noticed. Such matter is always contained in exhalations from tire lungs and skin, even of persons who are »Kith healthy and clean. We do not refer to the carbonic acid, which is thrown in large quantities from the lungs, and in much less quantity from the skin. This is not really poisonous, but there are other ingredients which are. though their na- ! ture is not fully known. They are not gases, but solid particles. They are readily absorbed by water, damp walls, and moist paper, and penetrate wool and leathers. They soon become foetid. Many forms of tilth are speedily destroyed by the oxygen of the air, which changes their character; but these exhalations are not so easily destroyed, as is evident from the fact that a bedroom, though freely ven tilated, will retain its foetid smell for at least four hours. Ti*ie exhalations from the skin contain, be sides several harmless salts, several fatty acids, and other noxious ingredients. These latter are increased in number and kind by ill health, for the skin always vicariously aids whatever other excreting organ has become weakened by temporary derangement, or by organic disease. The animal exhalations, when condensed ou the window-panes and furniture, cover them with a glutinous mass, which the mi croscope soon shows to be tilled with a mat ted : vegetable growth, between the stalks of greenish globules are seen constantly moving about, accompanied by monads—the small est of animalcules. When the condensed exhalations dry up, they leave a somewhat sickly film, the disa greeable smell of which is often noticed in dirty houses. In a warm, moist atmosphere this becomes putrid and harmful. Says Dr. D. F. Lincoln (Ziemssen's Cyclopedia): "We ought to discontinue the use of perfumes, or aromatic fumigations, and to lay all the stress on frequent scrubbing, or free admission of air and light. The first of these measures removes, the second dilutes, the third chemically disinfects, the organic impurities."' The above applies to all rooms, in propor tion to their use. The frequent scrubbing of the kitchen, and the absence of woolen ! carpets, curtains, etc., help to make the kitcli -1 en —in spite of the smell of cooking—the healthiest room in the house. Arkansas Court Scene. (Little Rock Gazette.] Lawyer (McLaughlin.—As to being hired, sir, I hurl back with contempt into the teeth of this man his remark as unprofessional,— yes, sir, as highly unprofessional. Lawyer Howard.—Don't say that I am un professional, sir. Lawyer McL.—I say unprofessional, sir : 1 repeat it, sir. Lawyer H.—You must not talk that way, sir. Lawyer McL.—But 1 will talk that way, ! sir. Lawyer H.—1 11 whip, you, though, if you : talk that way, sir. Lawyer McL.—And you'll have tiled—(lest \ time at that job you ever had in your life, j sir. Lawyer H.—I'm not of that opinion, sir. Lawyer McL. — .Suppose we settle that right j here, sir. His Honor.—1 object, gentlemen. It will be better to settle the controversy outside the court-room. Lawyer H.—The suggestion is a proper one. 1 challenge the gentleman to a settle ment outside the building. Lawyer McL.—Come on, sir; we will see who is the hireling. Lawyer H.—Who said hireling? Lawyer McL.—You did, sir. Lawyer H.—1 used no such language, sir. Lawyer McL.—I so understood you, sir. Lawyer 11.— 1 disclaim using any such word, sir. Lawyer McL.—All right, sir; 1 accept the gentleman's apology. Lawyer H.—Explanation, sir. Lawyer McL.—Call it that; I'm content, sir. His Honor.—That's the pleasantest way out it. The clerk will entera line ot ten dol lars each for contempt. In one voice both attorneys disclaimed all intention to appear in contempt of court. His Honor thereupon ordered the line re mitted and the business of the court pro ceeded. A New Story About Lincoln Lecturing upon civil service reform, Mr. George W. Curtis introduces an anecdote of Lincoln which, if not quite new, is decidedly good: "When he was President there was a Sena tor of the United States, distinguished as a more expert office broker than any of liis as sociates in Congress, whom we may call, for this occasion, Hon. Jeremiah Jones. Early and late, in season and ont of season, when news from the front was most encouraging oud when anxiety was the heaviest, the hon orable Jeremiah was busily pushing one fol lower into a i>ost office, and another into a custom house, making this man a messenger, that woman a floor scrubber, building up everywhere the power of the honorable Jere miah, hunting the departments, hunting the President and Secretaries, bawling for 'place, place, place,' as Patrick Henry's John Hook bawled for 'beef, beef, beef,' and one day Mr. Lincoln being asked hy a friend to give him the routine of liis daily employment, com- ; plied, and, describing what he did during the . day, added : 'After all this comes night and I must think of rest. I think of the brave hoys in the field and on the sea, of the ach ing hearts and the praying lips at home. I j kneel down and pray, too. Then I jump up, look under the bed to see if Jerry is there, j and. if not, thank God, and bounce in." A Handy Tan. A new tau invented in Germany has needles and thread concealed in its first fold, so as to be all ready to repair damages if the wearer's gown be torn at a-ball. This is hut one more opportunity for a woman to make a porenpine of herself, and she will avail» herself of it, let her alone for that. Let her ! alone anyway if yon would not be lacerated. ; I Poet and Philanthropist. [Ross Raymond's Long Branch Letter Atlanta Constitution.] The cottage life is the distinctive feature of Elberon, as it is at Newport. Commodore Garrison has the finest, and lie has a lovely young wife in it, too, but Geo. W. Childs has the most delightful and attractive. Did you ever see Mr. Childs? If you met him once you would turn around to look at him again, and yet there is nothing particularly strik ing in his appearance. He has a good sort of genial face, with very clear eyes and a firm,clear cut mouth ; rather below the medium height and a trifle over weight. He dresses, looks and acts like a prosperous man of business who is always busy. Of course lie is known as the owner of the Public Ledger, ilie great local paper of Philadelphia, whose profits fall but a little short of a quarter of a mil lion dollars a year. But independent of this source of income his wealth is enormous, lie is proud of liis paper, into which no questionable thought or sentiment is admit ted, and he is proud of the staff which lie has brought about it. No man is ever dis charged from the paper unless he misbehaves himself shamefully, and if any are taken sick he cares for them—sees to it that they have good attendance, and they receive their salaries when not able to Avork, and when old age comes and they are incapacitated trom that or any other cause, they are pensioned on full pay. Joe Cook was and is one of his staff He secured for him the American correspondence of the Loudon Times, for Avhieh the pay Avas $100 a week, and this salary was and is paid in gold, even Avhen gold Avas worth two to one. He aided Mr. Cook to get rich, and that gentleman is noAv the possessor of a good $200,000. Happy journalist! I dare say Mr. Childs has entertained more distinguished people than any other person in the United States. He revels in hospitality. His ele gant marble palace in Philadelphia, his splendid country house at Bryn Maur, on the line of the Pennsylvania railroad and just outside of Philadelphia, and his cottage here, enable him to do that Avith a magnificence of variety that insures his guests quite as much pleasure as lie himself receives in be stoAving. Mr. Childs is a man who rarely says an unkind Avoi d of anybody, and speaks of everybody in terms of praise. I took a run over to Philadelphia the other day, and boarding the train at Elberon encountered General Grant, General Horace Porter and Mr. Childs. The latter said: "Do you see that gentleman in the corner there ? That's my guest, Ms*. John Walter, the proprietor ; of the London Times. That's his son, Nor man Walter. He Avili own that «jreat news paper one of these days. John Walter has been a long time in Parliament. He is a lib eral there. His house is the finest I ever ; saw. J Avas his guest there once, I go to see him every time I go to England. Bless me, that house of his cost $1,200,000. Yon liaAe seen a picture of it up in my cottage. Come, ; I Avili introduce you." A Chinese Hell. A traveler thus describes a representation of the punishment of the wicked alter death according to the Buddhist theory, Avhieh he witnessed in the suburbs of Canton : "After a walk of about a mile, avc came to the Temple of Horrors. This is a horrible place—that is, the scenes are hideous. The intention is to represent Avhat a bad man would suffer after death. It is composed ol ten different groups of statuary of clay, and many of them are crumbling to pieces. The first group represents the trial ot' a man : he is surrounded by his family and friends, Avho are trying to defend him ; the second where he is condemned and given to the execution er; in the third he is undergoing a semi transformation from the man to the brute : the fourth Avhere he is put into a mill bead downward, and is being ground up ; liis dog is l>A r the side of the mill liekiug up his blood. In the fifth scene he is being placed betAveen two boards, and lie is sawed down lengthwise; sixth, he is under a large bell, Avhieh is rung until the concussion kills him : seventh the man is placed upon a table, and tvro men are beating him Avith large Avooden paddles ; eighth, lie is upon a rack, and the executioners a*.*e tearing his tiesli Avith red-hot pinchers; ninth, he is in a cauldron of boiling lead ; the tenth scene represents him upon a gridiron, undergoing the process of roasting. In all these scenes the family are present, also large figures who represent the judge, executioners, little devils, and various instruments of torture." Actresses Arts. A great many tricks of stage costume spring from personal defects. In Avliatever cut of Avaist Modjeska appears, there is al ways a bunch of flowers or boAv placed at the left of her open corsage. When this cle vice is not restorted to, a little strap of silk will be trailed across diagonally, or a little fan of lace will suddenly spring from the left corner, in order to hide a scar on the breast that looks as if it might be the result of a wound from a poniard, "souvenir of a romance. Poor Lucille Western Avas afflicted Avitli a birth mark. She Avas a regular female Esau. About her Avaist there Avas a thick growth of silky brown hair, which ran up to a point in front. Where it came aboA'e the tops of her dresses it Avas carefully shaved, but the skin always remained blue. So Lucille Avore a huge cross dangling just above that portion of her anatomy. 1 'arcpa Rosa had a deep vaccination sear far down her robust arm. aud when her sleeves Avere A'ery short a knot of ribbon or a trail of flowers used to cover it. Before she grew so extremely stout, she Avore a golden band above the elliow to hide it, but when j her armlet got to lie as big as a waistcoat j she abandoned the oddity. One night speak ing of the sear to an American girl who sat in her dressing-room, the Yankee offered Pa repa an immediate and effectual concealment of the offending spot. She took one of the candles oft' the toilet table, and holding it above the arm let one drop of the melted wax fall upon the place, and there was no further need of concealing devices. A dash of flesh tinted powdèr completed the cure, and Parepa's make-up box forever after con tained a bit of wax candle. We often hear of a woman marrying a man to reform him, but no one ever tells about a man many ing a woman to reform her. We men are modest and don't talk of onr good deeds much. NICE GIRLS. ; ; ; All Electric Courtship, Sense in Ro rnance and a Case of True Charity. During the last two years Miss Louise Eib , . r . T T , , , , , and Miss Laura Jordon, telegraph operators, have worked together in the Western 1 nion office at St. Joseph, Missouri. Persons about the office who could not read the tickings of Miss Eib's instrument were puzzled frequent ly to see Miss Jordan put her hands to her ears. The very inquisitive, noticing that during the quick motions she shoved bits of cotton into the auricular channels, sometimes Avould ask if anything Avas Avrong, but Miss Jordan would avoid the question. Not until tAvo Aveeks ago, indeed, Avas light thrown upon the mysterious movements of the young Avoman amid the smiling habits of her associate. Then it Avas revealed that Miss Eib is to be married shortly, and that the young man in the case is John Martin, a Kansas City operator, and that the young couple have been making love by w ire since 187!). In that year they agreed upon a cipher alphabet, by the use of Avhicli many tender sentiments were passed to and fro. Miss Jordan soon caught up the key, Iioav ever, and that she might not be in the Avay, kindly stopped up her ears. The men in the office often Avondered at Miss Eib's thought ful silence and the happy smiles that com pletely mastered her as she sat at her oper ating desk, and now that they know the secret they insist that she shall be married by Avire, but being a sensible the hand to hand custom. -he prefers flow to use Your Napkin at Dinner. The law of the napkin is but vaguely un derstood. One of our esteemed metropolitan contemporaries informs an eager inquirer that it is bad form to fold the napkin after dinner that the proper tiling is to throw it with negligent disregard 7 m the table beside the plate, as to fold it would he a reflection on the host, and imply a lamili aritv that would not befit an invited guest) But*the thoughtful reader will agree Avith us that this studied disorder is likelv to be a good deal more trying to a fastidious hostess than an unstudied replacing of the napkin in good order beside the visitor's plate. The proper thing is to fold the fabric with unos tentatious care and lay it on the left of the plate, far from the liquids, liqueurs, and coffee, and thus testify to the hostess that her care in preparing the table has been ap ^Thïnankiu has „l ived famous parts in the me napkin nas pi .13 tu lainuus pan» ni i fortunes ol men and women. It Av as one ott e po nt.s admired m Marie Stuart that, thanks to her exquisite breeding in the court of Marie de Medici, her table was more impos ing than the full court of her great rival and executioner, Elizabeth. At the table of tell latter the rudest forms were maintained, the dishes were served 011 the table, aud the great l^ueeii helped herself to the platter without fork or spoun, a page standing be hind her with a silver ewer to bathe her fingers when the flesh had been torn from the roasts. At the come of the late empire. Eugenie was excessively'fastidious, 'llie use of the napkin, and the manner of eating an esrir. made or ruined the career of a guest The «wATcrltiê Sainte BeuTè avus clis'M-ac ed 1 lie great critic, «aime Berne, .1 „ and left oil the visiting list bec ause at a bre ikf cst with the emneror and empress at Dreaki.ist Avii nine emperor t t tlie Tailleries, he carelessly opened his nap kin and spread it over his tÂvo knees, aud ---- The court hall-folded cut his egg in tAvo in the middle. etiquette prescribed that the napkin should lie 011 the left knee, to be used in the least obtrusive manner in touch ing the lips, and the egg Avas to be merely broken on the larger end Avith the edge of the spoon ____ and drained with its tip. The truth is luxury and invention push able ap pliances so far that few can be ex pected to know the particular convention that may be considered good form in any di versified society. The way for a young man to do is to keep liis eyes open—which, unless he is in love, he can do, and note what others do. Old«Fashioned Mother. , Thank God, says n correspondent, some ot us has nn old-tasinoned mother. Not a worn-. an ol the period, enameled and painted, with lier great chignon, her curls and bustle,, »vho* white, jeweled hands never feltthe elasp of baby'lingers ; bn. a dear old-fash ioned, sweet-vo.ced mother, with eyes in j j yearning tenderness. Blessed is the memory ot an olcl-fashionecl mother. It floats to us now, like the beautiful perfume of some wooded blossoms, lhe music oi other Aoices may be lost, but the entrancing memory other echo in ours souls foreAer. Other laces may fade away and be forgotten, but hers Avili shine on. When in the fitful pauses of busy life our feet wander back to the old home stead, and, crossing the wellworn threshold, stand once more in the room so hallowed by her presence, hoAV the feeling,of childhood, inno cence, aud dependence comes over us, and Ave kneel down in the molten sunshine streaming through the open window—just where long years ago Ave knelt by our moth-, er's knee, lisping "Our Father.'' Hoav many times, Avhen the temper lured us on, has the memory of those sacred hours, that mother's Avoids, her faith, and prayers, saved us from plunging into the deep abyss of sin. \ ears have filled great drifts between her and us, * but they have not hidden from our sight the glory of her pure, and unselfish love. ' ' Letter of Acceptance. Young ladies may be gratified to know just what is regarded by a learned editor of Washington as the very best style for a letter of acceptance. A reAvard was offed for the best Avritten letter accepting an offer of j marriage, and the prize composition ran : "Fresh Avith the breath of the morning came your loving missive. I have turned , over every leaf of my heart during the day, and on each page I find the same written— 1 that which you offer. I will try. henceforth." Yonrs KEEPING WARM. Some Scientific Facts and Principles Plainly Stated. j American Agriculturist.] , . . ,, i hat sheltering all animal thef lVom (;hill f UJ , willds , from cold we i liieh bv their rapid motion carry off' beat more rapidly, is tlie way to save food and to save waste of flesh. If by stopping this waste of heat from the surface all the food consumed will not be wanted to make beat, a portion of it can go to increasing the flesh : that is to pro ducing growth, or more can he used in making milk, egg«, etc., within 1 he animal. Dyspeptic persons, those having feeble di gestion or a poor appetite get less internal heat from food « mibustion, and sutler from cold. Such persons need a Avarmer atmos phere, or warmer dwellings, and warmer clothing to retain the heat that is produced. This applies to all animals. Close-fitting garments, garters, lacing, boots, shoes, neckties, etc., that prevent free easy circulation of the blood, each and all diminish the amount of heat and its uni form distribution. Exercise promotes more rapid circ ulation of the blood and increased heat production. Rubbing Avet horses and other animals dry is very useful, not only to save heat, but also to save cold taking, as explained in our last number. For the same reason any damp garments should he replaced with dry ones as soon as possible, or enough covering be added to prevent chilliness from the evapo ration. Free perspiration (sweating! in hot weather carries off a large amount of heat, and keeps down the temperature. If perspiration be checked, sponging Avith water aids in cases of sun-stroke or depression from heat. Per sons have gone into hot ovens unharmed by encasing themselves in moistened garments, the* evaporation keeping clown the heat about the body. Green wood, besides its in convenience. Is very unprofitable. A large amount of heat which the dry portions would yield is lost by being carried otl m the evaporation of the sap. So of any wet or damp luel ol any kind. As confined air is a poor conductor ot heat, all fabrics that are porous, that is, full ot little interstices, tubes or boles filled with air, are the best protector to keep heat from escaping from the surface of the body. A loosely woven garment or bed coverlid, is warmer than a compact, firmly woven one, because the air in the texture of the former conducts away heat less rapidly than the more solid ones. Loose-fitting garments are warmer than close-fitting ones, for reasons aW given,* and also" becaiWthe"air-space , im i t i 1P «vin i« n noii-mmlii _ ' ' toi ot heat. Stone, brick 01 wooden walls, with perpen dicular air-spaces iu them, are warmer , than solid walls, because the air conducts the heat away less than the solid materials A ! sheathing ol tarred paper, or paste-ward or any thick paper, even, placed midway be tween the clap-boarding and the plastering, to form two thin ai r-chambers'instead of one, ! adds greatly to the warmth of a house or ! other building. Two hall-inch boards, set a little apart to leave an air-space between, I make a far Avarmur house-wall than the same ! thickness of wood in inch-boards. \ layer of loose straw put between the ! wall and the earth banking up of a cellar . tl „ nn «,. oonn f 0 f + hc adds much to the Avarmtfi, on account ot tn . e air in the meshes ot the straw. The same is , ■ • t nr a uni es tn lie left true 111 covering loots 01 apples to oe îeii out in heaps over winter. Double glass Avindows are several times warmer than single glass, because of the non conducting film of air between. 80 of double doors ; largely diminishing the temperature. A very small crack in a window, under or over, or by the side of a door or sash, or elsewhere, Moving air both carries off heat faster of i itself and also increases evaporation, thus produces a draft that requires much extra , fuel to counteract the cfleets. Greenhouse and Window Plant* [American Agriculturist for February.] The plants in-doors should be at their best during this month. The bulbs of the uar cissns, hyacinth, etc., may he brought from the cellar aud f orC ed into bloom. A succès sion of flowers may fe had bv sowing seeds of m i<, none tte, candytuft, etc. aud ] )0xes f 01 t j ie propagation of the verbi sion ol floAvers may be had by sow ing »ccuo j the sand ™ e~tU wüTneed fo^be provided j securing trough î vent ilation for plants during cold weather » co water ' spr i n klecP on kills the green ily, ^yjj^iiing Avith Avater clriA'es aAvay the reel j spider the mea ly bug must be picked off w j^]j a stick or the fingers. Worms in the p(ds are j-eniovccl by turning out the ball of c*jvrtli AA'hen they may lie easily seen, ' _ ' ^ ^__ Telling Each Other's Faults. \ husband and Avife agreed to sit , down and have a quiet chat. Each agreed that people are blind to tlieir own faults ; so : they made an agreement that each should lie perfectly frank and in a friendly way tell the other his or her faults, so they could help each other to correct those faults and approae h perfection. It was their duty to help each other to attain that state. So they began, aud in less than ten minutes the ne igl)ors began to take an interest in the transaction, and stood around and cheered to the husband come flying doAvn the front ' steps hatless, making desperate efforts to keep out of reach of a pair of tongs in his Avife 's hands. It always Avorks just that way. Skeptical. Dead wood Pioneer : Lastnight a stalwart ( stepped into the I X L hotel. He was en veloped in a buffalo overcoat that came down to his heels. The proprietor, Harry Dnnn ing, suggested that he take it off or ho would not feel it Avhen he went out. The stranger looked at him dubiously and remarked : "I reckon I will keep it on all the same. Last alized the force of the remark, and politely invited the stranger to take su 'thin'. THIRTY YEARS HENCE. A Population ot IUO.000,000 in the Not Distant Future. i- official figures of foreign immigration ' uto l ^ le * States for the year 1*^1 pre is sent some facts, and foreshadow the proba of bility of others, that are reallv startling. The total number of immigrants that came into it in all be be the United States in the year w as 719.000. During the latter part of the year, and espe cially in December, tliis tide* avus about ."i-t per cent that during the corresponding per iods of lsso. The disturbed state of Europe, and especially Germany, from which about one-tliird of our foreign imfliigrants come, makes it probable that the inc rease in 1882 over is« 1 ay ill be even greater than that of lsNl over 1H80, and consequently, that dur ing the current year we shall receive consid erably over 1 , 000 ,( 1 ( 10 , loreign immigrants. When we consider that in this country the natural increase ol population by the excess of births over deaths doubles the resident population in less than twenty-five years, it will be seen that it would require only about thirty years of the present influx of foreign population, together w ith their natural in creases, to amount to a number equal to the total present population of the United States and territories, or about ö(),( M 10 ,()(HI. If to this avc add the natural increase of the pres ent population at a rate of doubling every twenty-five years:Avhieh is even longer than it really requires), it would give a total pop ulation of not less than 1 (> 0 , 000,000 in 1 îtl 2 . 'When we think that it has taken 200 years for the accumulation of the present 50,000, 000 of population in the United States, it seems at first almost incredible that within the lifetime of the great majority of men now living the population Avili be over three times as great as hoav ; and yet it seems al most beyond cpiestion that this av i 11 be the case. Population increases Avith such enor , , . . . , , . mons_ rapidity «^nïyjn Amen^, but m or ot A is all parts of the glolie, and especially where it has the fostering influence of civilization, tliat it is one of the great puzzles of human life to know Avhat has thus far prevented every part of the Avorld from being over crowded with human beings. In Europe not withstanding the loss of life by wars and epidemics, and all the* decrease of population by emigration, the increase is enormous. In 1839 the whole of Europe contained a little over 200,000,000 of people. The same terri tory now contains over 300,000,000, thus showing tliat the average doubling period of European population is about 100 years. En §ÿ>d doubles her population about every fifty years, and Scotland in even a shorter period. The continental countries all re , ! period. quire a longer period. »Spain, France, Bel gium and Sweden require a longer period than the çouu tries further East—owing prob ably to the fact that population is already so impacted on the Avestern coast of Europe that the difficulty oi' obtaining subsistence checks the rapidity of the increase. The history of the world slums no such ! and persistent movement ol population a ;IS that , progress 111 this country, ex I cept .that which overflowed lrom the north ! u P° n the Komau em P ir f> ll0r can it be doubted that there are plenty ol men now hvingwho will witness as momentous results in the history of mankind from the 1 »resent movement ot population to America as were e • , cv 0 ni similar causes in the fifth is experienced irom similar causes in ine inti and sixth centuries. These results, however, or while cpiite as important, Avili necessarily be of a totally different character. Instead of a barbarian horde subverting an established civilization as then, it is the movement of au already civilized and cultivated people into of i the hitherto unpeopled regions in the cen ter of the American continent, to create there, within the next half century, cities and improvements, population and industry equal to that in the center of Europe. Thinning Fruit. ™ ™ ""J „ K . Je h t,r Whenever we tell a friend he should thin his fruit he talks about the curculio, tlie coddling moth, the birds and the boys, and "guesses there will be thinning enough be fore the season gets through.'' This is true enough in its Avay. Wherever these troubles extent it is not much use to j ( j 0 j eave a ][ tlie:r gardening to insects ___ ___ ■„ . aud vermin; some wlio dispute the light of these pests to interfere at all, and wage war, î L,. T1 |[ e , il of overbearing is partira iarl.v grapes may away as soon as they can be seen, but the pears should be left until so.neAvhat grown, as they often fall after they are pretty well advanced. It not only helps the size of the » fruit, but is a gain to the future health of the tree. of ' A Good Laugh, What a capital, kindly, honest, glorious jolly thing a good laugh is! What a : tonic! What a digester! What a febrifuge! Better than a walk before breakfast or a nap after dinner. How it shuts the mouth of malice and opens the brow of kindness, Hoav, like a thing of lieauty it is a joy for eA-er ; there is no remorse in it. It leaves no stiug except in the sides, and tliat goes off. Even a single unparticipated laugh is a great affair to Avitness. Bnt Ave are glad it is scl dom single. It is more infectious than scarlet ' fe\ T er; you cannot gravely contemplate a laugh. If there is one laugher audoueAvit ness, there is forthwith two laughers. The convulsion is propagated by sound. What a ( soul-inspiring thing it is when it becomes epidemic ! Not« of the Horse. Going np bill, whip me not. Going down hill, hurry me not. On level roads spare mo not. Loose in stable, forget me not. Of hay and corn, rob me not. Of clear water, stint me not. Of a soft, dry bed deprive me not. Tired and hot, Avash me not. If sick or cold, chill me not. With sponge and brash neglect me not. With hit and reins, oh, jerk me not. And when you are angry, strike me not.