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PI BL1SHEB KTEBT THl'MiT. REDWOOD PALLS. MINNESOTA. THE BRAVE INTENT. Two wKnneo Urk» were safely kid Below the waving wbent, whore in the summer-time thev made '1 heir ue?t, with grasses sweet. And from lhe e^s the mother warmed, Henestli her downy breast, OBt pepped a Imnvt of pretty Mf&s, To make t'leir parents blest. Mailt in the furrow of a plow. The nest was well concealed. Aid all ar»unt this happy hme Vlretcliud out the golden Held. ®Be dewy morn the father's wing \V:i* soaring to the skv. As with his strvng-voiceil note* beheld lli jubilee ou tiish. Tho ceiitle mother heard his sons, A nil knew love tilled liis breast lint in her heart were anxious thoughts, As she sat near the nest. Mf little darlinirs." then she 1 charge vo.i listen well To all the farmer says to-day. That you each word may teUL IV jlitterini: scythe will reap the wheats IVIiieh bends with tfoMen weight, Aft't if it touch my pretty brood, "fwould leave me desolate!-' Tfc, faithful mother sought for food In fields both far and near. Ofl womleriiig. as she homeward flew, hat news would greet her ear. rive little thriwts were opened wide, l'o give the iustant warning Wjat all the htiijhlmrtt had been called To reap the field that morning. Jtr heart's relieved." the mother said "I surely need not fear. For itfighb.ir* will not cut tho graia And we may linger here. Listen a^'ain." the old bird sijd, A« from the nest she llew. ••And tell nie what the tanner says To-nu.rtow he will do." At night the fluttering wings expressed tireat teiror and alarm. Wt heard." they said, "the master'sfriend* Invited to the farm.."' Tfce mother Lark was peaceful sttll Ber little ones she fed. nA»il many a time she whispered, soft: His J'riemte I do not dread." 0»ce more returned from errands sweet, The L:irk inquired the news. "He'll reap his ti'ld fiimntl/. he says, And not a wheat-ear lose!" Make haste: make haste!" the mother cried, tftretch out your tiny win^s Me brave intent to work himself &< disappointment brink's. The farmer s work will now be doae lie trusts no more his friends. And surely he's the wisest man W ho on himself depends —.V. Independent, THE GOVERNMENT LIFE-SAVING SERVICE. THK United States Life-Saving Service, though little known to the thousands of persons who Journey in eoatwisc steam ers or frequent the seashore in summer, is one of i'ie no'ilest and most scrvieeabie of the subordinate branches of our Gov ernment I can best bring it before your readers, perhaps, by describing a visit to Life-Saving Station Number 14," of the Second or Miissaciisctts District, situated here on the Island ol Nantucket. It is under command of (.'apt. Joseph Winslow, a gentleman who has followed the sea for thirty-six years, and was master of the last whaling vessel that ever came into Nantucket Harbor, once the chief seat of the whole whaling trade of the United States. In one of the large side-seated and covered excursion wagons used for driv ing parties about the island, a small com pany of us went one afternoon with the Captain to Surf Side on the south side, wnere the station is situated Following the several parallel wheel tr.tcks which serve as a road over the rolling grassy downs, for two miles, we came in sight of the small two-storied gray building of wood with its pent-house roof and simply ornamental sides. It looks," said the Captain, pointing it out, very much like a Spanish monastery such as tliey have in Chili, Peru and along the South American coast." By this time all the wheel-tracks had converged and were absorbed in a single pair of ruts then even that disappeared, as we sheered" oui into the grass for a shorter cut. and made our way to the low drive tufted with beach grass where the station stands and overlooks the breakers of the broad Atlantic rolling in upon this shore thirty miles out from the mainland. The house is forty-two feet long and eighteen feet wide. "The upper story is divided into a dormitory, and a store room for lighter apparatus, or for extra beds, sotrdimes used by the castaways until they can proceed to the mainland. Tiic lower tiixfr has a mess-room at the rear, the front part being devoted to the surf-Stoat and its wagon, the life-car, mor tar, ladders, etc. This room has huge fold ing-doors facing the sea, so that the appa ratus can be run out without delay. Tue surf-boat is simply a large and solid wooden Ixiat without keel, so that she can lie launched on an inch or two of water for otherwise a great deal of time would be lost in getting atloat. We expressed surprise that the Government should not furnish a compartment boat with cork fenders, or something of that sort anCthe keeper ad mitted that for a perilous service like this it was by all means advisable to have such a craft. Nevertheless, the Government continues contentedly to risk the lives of these brave serviters"by declining to go to the small additional expense of getting them a perfectly safe boat. It 13 true, money has been spent in large sums for the life-saving service, and some of the stations have alreuly been supplied with an improved surf-boat but the Treasury Department will provide these only as fast as the old and very inferior boats wear out. Olijectsof more peculiar inter est were the mortar and the life-car. The mortar is used for throwing a solid shot, attached by wire to a whip-line, over stranded vessels, whenever these are near enough to make such a procedure possible. The whip-line attached to the shot is 720 yards in length, but it can hardly be used with effect beyond 400 or 500 yarcte. The erew of the wreck are expected to haul on the line thus thrown, which is attached to a haul inc.line and block. l}y means of these a strong hawser is pulled out from shore. Boards with simple directions painted on them are kept in readiness, and arc sent out on the line thus established from shore to ship, so that the wrecked crew may know how to perform their part in the rescue. It is now that the life-car comes inta.piay. This is a cylindrical iron chambcr, nearly air-tight, and provided with a keel in case it should fall into the water. There is room inside of it for per haps half a do/.cn persons, closely packed, who step in through an opening in the top. In is opening is closed by a strong iron slide, leaving the occupants prison ers for life" in a new sense and the only air they have Irom the outside must come through a hundred or two of very small holes, literally no larger than those 'of a nutmeg-giater. However, there is not much danger of fastidiousness on the part of persons who take passage in this safe, though comfortless, contrivance and crit icism would certainly be out of place while the travelers are sliding safely along, suspended by the hawser, through or per haps many licet above the bfeakere, which would otherwise have smothered or crushed them to death. Of course, where the space is so limited, nothing whatever in the way of goods can be allowed to go into the car. On this point Capt. Winslow observed emphati cally Our orders are that even if pld du&t should be put into the bottom of the car we must throw II out." The organi zation is exclusive^ humane, and its sys tem, therefore to Mttt to obviate every possible delay in cases where a very short interval of lost tlmeauj mean lost lives that might have been saved. To insure promptitude and effectiveness the crew—consisting of six picked men and the keeper—drill continnally by a manual specially prepared for the pur pose, and each man has bis part assigned him by a written notice posted up in the mess-room, where can be seen at all hours, so that no error need ever arise from doubt or misundtrslandlnc. The discipline is so excellent thai at this sta tion the boat can at an instant's warnin be cot to the rr*JttiUJSrvKi .••'•A IX r. i'f.' ii'-j'i ready ior pushing out, in just three min utes. To show with what forethought every thing is arranged I will mention the reel on which the shot-line is kept wound and ready. This reel consists of lorty-eight pugs placed upright in a wooden base about three feet long and two wide the pegs being arranged in such a way that the line, when dropped from them on to the ground will run out as swiftly as the mortar sends the shot, and yet never—or almost never—suarl up while running. The line and reel, the mortar, lil'c-car, ladders, etc., are all carried on a small hand-cart and a horse is among the properties of the station for drawing the surf-boat and its wagon when the spot where operations must begin is at a dis tance. From the 1st of November till the 15th of April the crew live at the station, and during the whole of that time there is a patrol on the beach every hour of the day or night, walking up and down a beat of two miles or so, and scanning the sea for any sign of a vessel in danger or distress, llot collee is kept constantly ready in the mess-room for the patrol when relieved, or for the survivors of wrecks who may need it. Beside this there is a box up stairs containing brandy and sherry, snutf for stimulating the nostrils of part ly-drowned persons who are still with in the reach of resuscitation, and other provision for restoring the exhausted or insensible. 1 have forgotten to mention another con trivance for transporting persons from the ship to the beach and this is called a brecches buoy." It is composed of a pair of stout, water-proof breeches, with straps attached, which are hung upon the hawser just as the life-car is, and drawn across. The particular purpose which this breeches buoy is intended to serve is that, of bringing" off women who may have an infant to carry the arms of the person who is thus carried being left en tirely free. This apparatus was success fully used at Capt. Winslow's station last March in rescuing the steward's wife and biiby from the English bark W. F. Mar shall, w'.iich came ashore about a mile and a half from the life saving house. Another extremely useful and indeed essential part ot the outfit is that of Mer riman rubber life-suits for two or more of the station-men. These are the suits to which Puul Boynton has given so much notoriety by his experiments in the Brit ish Channel and elsewhere which, in fact, most persons probably suppose to have been invented by him." The wearer of these can mount breakers with little risk, and is entirely safe from peril if thrown accidentally into the water. The crews generally, I believe, work without them, carrying only their cork life-pre servers, as the inflated rubber garments are rather cumbrous but Capt. Winslow, who has the perilous duty of steering the surf-boat with an oar—himself standing upright in the stern in the manner of a wh:.ieboat steersman—could scarcely dis- Feuse with tfiis safeguard. He also, as learn, found the Merrlman suit, imperv ious as it is to the air, a most comfortably warm apparel on a freezing night of Jan uary last, when he "kept the beach" till sunrise on occasion of the wreck of an Italian vessel. It may not be uninteresting, after this sketch of the character and working of a lite-saving station, to add a few facts show ing the growth of the service, since little has been written about it outside of*Gov ernment reports. The credit of first sug gesting Government aid in the saving of life on our shores belongs, according to Mr. S. I. Kimball, Superintendent of the service in 1876, to Mr. William A. New ell, of New Jersej' but Mr. S. S. Cox, of New York, was, I believe, the prime mover in recognizing and extending the enterprise in 1871, and under this excel lently systematized form It is now carried on. Mr. Newcll's suggestion in 1848, which was at once acted upon by Congress, was merely to provide life boats and a few other articles at the most dangerous points of the New Jersey coast, leaving them to be used by volunteer crews of surf-men on occasions of need. Under the law passed for this purpose appropriations amounting to $8'',500 were made during the years from 1848 to 1854, and eighty-two life boats were distributed all along the Atlantic coast. But the boats and other appurte nances were not properly cared for and the volunteer crews, though made up of brave men, were not numerous enough, nor always able to accomplish what was neces s try,"owing to lack of drill and discipline. Some improvements were therefore made in December, 1854, but the service was still far from perfect when the Treas ury Department and Congress took hold of it in 1871, appointed regular crews, keepers and superintendents of districts, and began to erect new stations. In that year $200,000 were appropriated, and in 1873 $100,000 more. The appropriations for 187(5 (the report for 1877 w ill not be ready until December) amounted to $201, 000, of which $55,000 remained available at the end of the year. These sums indi fcate large expenditures, but the returns for them have also been very large. There are now 157 houses belonging to the serv ice, divided into three classes, viz.: Life saving stations, simple life-boat stations and houses of refuge. The latter, which are merely provision stations, are all in Florida, where the danger of death by -shipwreck is small, but where castaway crews are in great peril by starvation The Gulf Coast is not thought to demand life-stations, but the New Jersey shore is the most disastrous of all, and is furnished willi no less than forty regular life-saving houses. An impressive conception of what has been achieved may be found from the fol lowing tersely eloquent facts: From 1850 to 1871, so far as can be asce-tained, 4,163 lives and $716,000 have been saved through the agency of the Government. Of these, 3,189 lives and more than $5, 000,000 of property were saved within live years since the regular organization of the sen-ice. But the case is even stronger when looked at through the proportion of losses instead of that of recoveries. Dur ing the twenty years from 1850 to 1870 the records were "very imperfect indeed, and yet it is known, positively, that in that period 512 persons were lost, being at the rate of twenty-five a year. But the rate must have been much higher than that, because many losses were not set down. Now, since 1871, the means for observa tion have been perfect along the whole At lantic coast, and the records are complete yet during the whole of those live years only sixteen lives have been lost by ship wreck, being at the rate of afractionmore than three a year. The property saved, although large in amount, is an incidental consideration, the Government crews, as I have said above, being required to imperil themselves only for the sake of other hu man beings who are in danger. But the presence of the life-saving crew3 in deso late, uninhabited districts, must often be instrumental in helping ship-owners or wrecking firms to get at the stranded ves sel promptly and rapidity of action in dealing witi\ a vessel and cargo that have gone ashore often makes the difference be tween total ruin and comparatively small loss. Another benefit of the life-saving system lies in the connection which has been made at some points between stations of this deputment and the United States Signal Service. There are doubtless many improvements that may and will be made in the work, prominent among which ought to be reck oned the assigning of hitter pay to the keepers of life-saving stations. These men must be of the highest responsibility, and should possess a union of qualities very hard to find. They must not only have a thorough knowledge ot the sea, de rived from many years of marine life, but must also be brave, quick, cool, unu sually intelligent and well-endowed phys ical)^. Their duties, even when disasters arc not in charge, are constant and arduous drill and mortar practice must proceed in the most inclement weather, watchfulness has to be maintained, and the keeper has to prepare a report to be sent to Washing ton every week duiing the five and a half months of duty at the station. Yet he re ceives only $$00 *a year, which is about one-third the usual pay given to light house keepers, whose functions are passive and light in comparison. Increased i has been recommended by the Supervisor of the service, and it is to be hoped that Congrats will award it, for there can be little doubt that the efficacy of this organ baton will largely depend on the re ten ftf nmtMW v ifl salaries. Meantime we may congratulate ourselves that amid the agitation ef late years respecting civil-service reform, one branch of the civil service has been built up which is thoroughly efficient, noble in its aim, conducted purely with a view to accomplishing its appointed work, and managed with a commendable union of liberality in appropriations and care in expenditure*.—Nantucket (Matt.) Cor. N. Y. Evening Poet. STARLET'S EXPLORATIONS. Woaderftil Storle* ftoaa tl»e Cclekrat* e4 African Explorer—HI* Advance Through a Forest Filled with Canni bal*—Thirty-two Battles .Foncht— Descent and Exploration or the Con go Klver. New YORK, Sept. 17. A Herald cable says that, after months of suspend, during which the gravest fears were entertained for his safety, news has come that Henry M. Stanley has ar rived on the west coast of Africa, after a troublesome journey across the continent along the line of the Lualaba and Ctngo Rivers. Stanley's letters are dated from Embowa, Congo River, Aug. 10, and say he arrived at that point from Zanzibar Aug. 8 with only 115 souls, and in an awful condition, after the long, terrible journey through the heart of the African Continent, after completing the explora tion of Lake Tanganyika, and settling definitely by actual survey the question of the outflow of the lake by what was be lieved to lie the River Lakuga, but which he has proved to be only a creek draining' into the lake, except*where the waters of the great inland sea attain an extraordi nary level. Stanley and his followers pushed across the country to the Nyangwe, on the Lu alaba. This was the most northerly point reached by Cameron when he attempted to solve the mystery of the Congo and its identity with the main drainage line of the Lualaba basin. Stanley left Nyangwe Nov. 15, 1876, and traveled overland through Uregga. After an arduous march of many days through a country filled with difficulties, and" being compelled to transport on the shoulders of his men every pound of provisions and other stores necessary for the transcontinental journey, and beside carrying, in a similar manner, the sections of the Lady Alice, the explor ing boat, and the arms and ammunition of his party, Stanley found himself brought to a stand by an Immense tract of dense forests, through which all attemps at progress were futile. Finding he could not advance along the line he had first intended to follow, Stan ley crossed the Lualaba and continued along the left bank of the river, passing through Northeast Uskusa. On this route he endeavored to find an outlet westward, but the jungle was so dense and the fatigues of the march so harassing that it seemed impossible to pass the tremendous barrier of the forest. To add to the hor rors of his position, Stanley was opposed at every step by the hostile cannibal na tives, who filled the woods and poured flights of poison arrows on his party, kill ing and fatally wounding many of his men. From every tree and rock the dead ly missiles winged their course, and the heavily-laden bearers fell dead under their loads. Only now and then could Stanley and his men reply with their rifles, as the savages kept under dense cover. Stanley's march through these cannibal regions soon became almost hope less. Then was no cessation of the fight ing, day or night. An attempt at camp ing merely concentrated the savages, and rendered their fire more deadly The ad vance was a succession of charges in rude skirmishing order, by a guard engaged to clear the road for the main body, while a rear-guard in-like manner covered the re treat. All elForts to appease the savages were unavailing. They would listen to no overtures, disregarded sjpnals of friend ship, and refused gifts. They regarded as cowardice the patient behavior of Stan ley's men, so that no course remained but to fight the way out with as little loss as possible. To render Stanley's position more de plorable, his escortof 140 natives, engaged for the service at Nyangwe, refused to go further and deserted. They were so over awed by the terrors of the forest and the fighting that they believeddestructionwas certain to overtake the whole party. Learning that his ranks were thinned by this desertion, the hostile natives gathered for a grand attack on Stanley, to com pletely crush him. It became necessary, therefore, to organize a desperate resist ance, which was so successful that it re pulsed the savages for the time, and gave Stanley a chance to arrange plans adapted to his tiyiug situation. There was only one way to escape, unless Stanley accept ed the alternative of returning to Nyang we and abandoning the work he had un dertaken. This was to use canoes. With the Lady Alice as a last reliance, and good canoes for the party, Stanley con cluded he would advance with a better prospect of success. Although he had a decided advantage over the savages on the water, Stanley found each day's advance a repetition of the previous day's struggle. It was des perate fighting throughout while pushing down the river. In the midst of these struggles Stanley's journey was interrupt ed by a series of great cataracts not far apart, and just north and south of the equator. To pass these he had to cut his way through thirteen miles of dense for est, and to drag his eighteen canoes and •the Lady Alice overland. This enormous labor entailed the most exhausting efforts, and the men had frequently to abandon the ax and drag-ropes for their rifles, to defend themselves against the continuous assaults of the hostile natives. After passing the cataracts there was a long breathing pause and comparative security from attack, while the party recruited strength for the further journey westward. Though fighting his way continuously, Stanley made opportunity to note the in teresting cliauges and physical character istics of the route. At 2 degrees of north latitude he found the course of the great Lualaba swerved from its almost direct northerly direction to the northwest ward, to the westward, and then to the southwestward, developing into a broad stream varying in width from two to ten miles, and choked with islands. To avoid struggles with the tribes of cannibals, in habiting the mainland each side the river, Stanley's fleet paddled between the isl ands, taking advantage of the cover. In this way many miles were made with little molestation, but this safety»was purchased by much suffering. Cut off fiom supplies in the middle of the great river, starva tion threatened. Extreme hunger was endured, three days being passed by the party without food. Tiiis state of things could not be longer endured, so Stanley resolved to meet his fate on the mainland rather than by hunger on the river. He turned to the left bank of the Lualaba, and, with the singular good fortune that has generally attended him, reached the village dT a tribe acquainted with trade. These people had four muskets, which Uiey hall obtained from the West Coast. They represented the advance guard of civilization toward the interior of the Continent. They called the great river Ikuta Ya Congo With these natives Stanley made blood-brotherhood," and purchased from them an abundance ot provisions. After a brief rest, Stanley continued his course along the left bank. Three days after leaving the friendly village he came to the country of a powerful tribe whose warriors were armed with muskets. Here, for the first time since leaving Nyangwe, Stanley had to fight an enemy of eqnal footing as to arms. No sooner did the natives discover Stanley's approach than li they manned fifty-four large canoes, and put off from the river bank to attack him. Not till three of his men were killed did Stanley desist trying to make the natives understand that he was friendly. He offered peace-gifts, but the savages refused to be reconciled, and the fight went on For twelve miles down the river it was maintained by Stanley's followers with great courage, and was the last save one of thirty-two battles since the expedition had left Nyangwe The Lualaba, which river changes its name scores of times as it approaches the Atlantic-Ocean, now becomes known as the Kivango, and the Zoun. As the river runs through the great basin which lies between 10 and 17 deg. east longitude, it has an uninterrupted course of over 700 'Pi. on the southern side. Thence, cleaving broad belt of mountains between the great basin of the Atlantic Ocean, the river descends about thirty falls and fu rious rapids, to the great river between the Falls of Yellala and the Atlantic. Stanley's losses, during the long and terrible journey across the continent from Nyangwe, have been very severe. The con tinuous fighting in the forests and on the river reduced the strength of the expedi tion daily, until it became a question whether any of its members would ever reach the coast. Stanley states in his dispatch: My grief is still new over the loss of my last white assistant, the brave and pious young Englishman, Francis Pocock, who was swept over the Falls of the Massassa on the 3d of last June." He adds: "My faith ful companion Kululu is also among the lost." On the same day that Pocock was lost, Stanley, with seven men, were al most drawn into the whirlpools of the Mowa Falls, and six weeks later himself, with the entire crew of the Lady Alice, were swept over the furious Falls of Mbe lo, whence, only by a miracle, they es caped. The explorer writes: I make the expedition from Boma by steamer to Calinda, and proceed thence to St. Paul de Leanda. Mr. Price, of the firm of Hatton & Cookson, of Liverpool, takes my letter to you via Angola." Another Evangeline. TUB story of Evangeline is repeated with wonderful fidelity, in all its details1, in the experience of a young Freneh girl, a resident of Marseilles. She was engaged to a sailor, to whom she was to be married on his return from a voyage to New York. He did not return, and after a year she got a berth as stewardess' assistant on one of the Havre steamers, to come here in search of him. On the passage, a rich American lady became interested in her story, and resolved to help her to find out her lover. In New York she learned that he had gone to Canada. For months she traveled about the Dominion, sometimes close on his track, and again losing every clue as to his whereabouts. She returned to New York, and one day, while stand ing at a Broadway crossing waiting her turn to get across, she saw the object of her long search on the other side. She shrieked his name and ran into the mid dle of the street, but a policeman caught her and saved her from the wheels of the string of vehicles. "Angel of God there was lione," and she never again saw the Gabriel she had so long sought and so nearly found. She learned then that he had sailed for San Francisco, and she went overland to California to meet him. Arrived on the Pacific Coast, she found that her lover had fallen overboard just outside the Heads and been drowned. Meanwhile, the body of a young man dressed in sailors' clothes was cast ashore on the beach, carried to the Coroner's office, and, not being identified, was in terred in the public cemetery. A water sodden pocket-book was taken from the dead man, which contained only a few letters written in French, unaddrcssed. The girl, hearing of this, went ui the Cor oner's office and found that tlie letters were hers. The waves had tardily and partially recompensed her devoted search, and sbe was able to find the grave of her lover.—N. Y. World. First Things. ENVELOPES were first used in 1839. The first steel pen was made in 1880. The first air pump was made in 1650. Anaesthesia was first discovered in 1844 The first balloon ascent was made in 1783. The first lucifer match was made in 1829. The entire Hebrew Bible was printed in 1488. The first iron steamship was built in 1830. Ships were first "copper-bottomed" 73. Coaches were first used in England in 1569. The first liorse-railroad was built in 1826-7. Gold was first discovered in California in 1848. The first steamboat plied the Hudson in 1807. The first watches were made at Nurem burg, in 1477. Omniluses were introduced in New York in 1830. The first newspaper advertisement ap peared in 1652. The first copper cent wascoined in New Haven in 1687. Kerosene was firstused for lighting pur poses in 1826. The first telescope was probably used in England in 1608. '1 he first saw-maker's anvil was brought to America in 1819. The first use Of a locomotive in this country was in 1829. The first almanac was printed by George Von Purbacli in 1460. The first chimneys were introduced into Rome from Padua in 1368. The first printing press in the United States was introduced in 1629. The first steam engine on this continent was brought from England in 1753. Glass windows were first introduced into England in the eighth century. The first complete sewing-machine was patented by Elias Howe, Jr., in 1846.— TitvmiUe Herald. Indian Game of "Lacrosse." THE only game, save the savage pleas ures of the war and the chase, which the white man found the red men of North America enjoying when he landed on these shores, was the Indian ball game known among the Five Nations by a name which had nearly as many consonants as there were players," Tekontshikwaheks," and among other tribes by the more mel lifluous appellation "Baggataway." The sport commended itself to the Indians by its simplicity of aim and its wild rush and excitement. They found in it the divine fury of combat, and its trial of endurance ana muscle gave it a zest and importance which no mere trial of skill, no quieter sport could command. The early trav eler!) among the Indians say thi»t the utter wildness and fury of play in the original game surpasses anything ever before or since recorded of any field sport. In its exercise the grave and taciturn red man be came as noisy and hilarious as an Irish man at a Donnybrook Fair. Certainly no other game of the kind has so tragic a story as is connected with this, for it is associated with one of the saddest episotieg of our colonial history, that massacre of the British garrison at Fort Mackinaw which was the first fruits of the Conspiracy of Pontiac. On the 4th of June, 1763, the Ojibywas assembled in large numbers before the fort and invited the garrison to witness the game of bag gataway." The gates were thrown open and the officers and men lounged about to see the sport. The Indians under pre tense of driving the ball thfough the goal next the gate gathered their whole force of warriors under the walls of the fort, and at a given signal rushed in and mur dered every man in the garrison. This deed of blood has given Lacrosse" a place in history which happily no other field sport possesses. The capabilities of the game were early seen and appreciated by the white settlers in Canada, and they quickly seized upon it for their own. It continually grew in favor, and eighteen years ago, on the first Dominion Day," it was formally adopted as the National game ot the Do minion of Canada. Civilization has made strange work with it, and now it differs materially from the wild sport of the war riors of the Five Nations. From a rough pastime it has become a regular and even scientific game, though it yet re tains many of the characteristics which brought it into so great favor with the red men. With change of manner has come change of name. The hook-like stick used in tossing the ball reminded the French settlers of the pastoral crook, the Bishop's crozier, and so they called the sport lejeu de la erotte, the game of the crozier. By the English-speaking people this title has been shortened to .Lacrosse, the name which the sport now bean.— Portland (Me.) Preu. —The Medical Record says that the hair for ten years after death. Perhaps grows that's why switches are so cheap.— •.& USEFUL Atf» SUGGESTIVE. ON the farm, when things are hurrying, everyone should keep a few copper rivets of various lengths with bur to match, with which a bridle, halter, or nearly any part of the harness can be mended in a few minutes. It needs a punch and a riveting hammer.—Iowa State Jieg inter. HORSES are likely to injure themselves against wire fences, which they cannot see. The fence question is a serious one, the cost of stone walls beiug great and the waste of timber in wood fences being something that every farmer mustregard with alarm. Hedges secrete vermin of all kinds. What is to be done?—N. Y. Herald. TOMATO PRESEKVES.—Pareand quarter good, ripe tomatoes place them in a por celain kettle with a little water, so they will not burn. They require to be cOoked until the juice is nearly all out then add one pound of white suagar to each pound of fruit. Cook slowly one-half hour. To COOK EGG-PLANT.—Select of nice ripe egg-plants a sufficient quantity cut off the ends cut transversely, in slices one inch thick cook without grease or any other thing whatsoever, on a hot griddle or frying-pan when cooked through and nicely browned, dress with butter and salt, and serve hot, piping hot. BUG POISON.—Take one pint of turpen tine, one pint of alcohol and one ounce gum camphor dissolve the camphor in the alcohol, and then add the turpentine, shaking well before using use large size sewing-machine oiler to put it on"with fill every crack and crevice with it before taking the bedstead apart, and it will re move both the vermin and their eggs.— N. Y. Times. EGGS COOKED IN ITALIAN STYLE.— Moisten two spoonfuls of flour with four ounces of butter, iu a sauce-pan, stirring constantly. When of the consistency ot thick butter, thin with a little boiling milk and season with pepper and salt. Add three ounces more of butter and a little chopped parsley, worked well to gether. Have ready eight hard-boiled eggs, sliced, and add them to the sauce and serve hot. SCALLOPEDTOMATOES.—Peel ripe toma toes and slice—not too thin put a layer in the bottom of a buttered pudding-dish sprinkle well with tine bread-crumbs, pep per, salt, a little sugar, and a few bits of butter add anothei^ayer of tomatoes, then the crumbs, etc., as before. Fill the dish almost full and season the top layer of tomatoes put bread crumbs over all and bake for an hour. Cover the dish for halt the time then remove the cover and let brown. Fmit-Culture in the United States. POMONA, the old Roman goddess of fruits, it may be fondly suspected, has for saken her classic haunts and by steerage passage or otherwise emigrated to this fa voretl land of ours. Just when the genial goddess arrived, or by what particular steamer, is not a matter of record, but some time doubtless within the past fif teen years, during which period this coun try has attained a development in abund ance and excellence of fruitage far beyond that of any other in the world. In com mercial statistics the United States has heretofore figured chiefly in connection with so much wheat and corn and cot ton but ot late years the enormous quan tity and value of our perishable fruits has begun to impress itself upon the public and commercial mind. Europeans, espe cially Englishmen, now look to Ameri ca, not only for its surplus breadstuff's and cotton, but for its toothsome apples and other fruits, canued and dried in great va riety. They have tried our beef and liked it and become regular and remunerative customers our oysters have touched a tender spot in the English palate thou sands of tons of American cheeses are an nually consumed abroad, and the latest craving of the British appetite is for American apples and our other yet more tender fruits. Among the latter may be mentioned the tomato, which successfully competes with the English varieties aud sells at retail from thirty cents to one dol lar per dozen. All this commerce in our fruits has grown up recently, and has in creased with arithmetical proportion with in the past two or three years. Tiiis year the demand is likely to be greatly aug mented by the almost utter failure of the English fruit crop, and a London paper prophesies the importation ot a vast quan tity of American apples, which will be held at very high prices. But this foreign appreciation of Amer ican fruits and the growing remunerative demand for them are, at present, a second ary consideration. It is their beneficent value as an addition to the dietary of this country that lends the chief significance to these superabundant, juicy products cf the earth. Not to tile rich alone, as for merly, are these choice treasures of vine and tree confined, but so plentiful and cheap have tlney become, that for a few cents llie poor man may have placed be fore him a dish of fruit that would have made the eyes of a monarch glisten with delight at its rarity a century ago. And this cheapness and commonness of whole some fruits is doubtless having a wide spread efiect upon the public health and longevity. The whole development, too, of fruit growing in the United States is within the memory of its middle-aged in habitants. There is the tomato, which has become the most valuable of the minor fruits in the variety and extent of its uses. It was only the other day that we heard a rosy-cheeked matron laugh ingly describe" its introduction into a rural New England community during her childhood. As the fruit began to swell the anxious query with the good folks was, when and how to eat it. Should it be picked green, like cucumbers, and eaten with pepper and vinegar? Or should it be boiled, like squashes For experiment's sake a number were boiled green and eaten with condiments, and of course the homely verdict was that this new-fangled fruit was no great shakes." after all. But the chicK liked to pick at the ripe tomatoes, and so the obtuse old farmers kept raising them till the chickens taught them the lesson of eating the ripe fruit themselves. Take that most prolific and valuable of all our fruits, the apple. Time was when its chief merit seemed to- consist in its cider-making quality. What the apple of the fathers was, the curious may ascer tain from the scanty and crabbed fruitage of now and then an antique apple-tree to be found in the back-country pasture lots. Now, this most satisfying and nutritious fruit of the Northern States numbers no less than 2,360 varieties, many of them possessing a delicacy of flavor and text ure fit to tickle the palate of a royal epi cure. There are our pears, which, from a few small, insipid kinds, have increased within a generation to 1,270 varieties of varying degrees of juicy lusciousness. Of strawberries, from the common field berry we have attained to 300 varieties hardy native grapes are in like number of varie ties peaches also are of 300 kinds cher ries, 230 currants, 30 while blackber ries and raspberries have been redeemed from the fields and produce prolificly in all ourgardens in many and choice varie ties. Iron, too, there are the semi trop ical products of Florida, which, latest of all, have become a sensible addition to the country's fruit production. The or ange groves of that State will ere long be the source of the country's entire winter supply of oranges, and lemons, figs, pine apples aud bananas will more and more abound there and find their market at the North. It is only in recent years that the South woke up to its competitive advantage over the North in the matter of fruit and vegetable raising. In the great staple of apples, the Northern States possess an in contestable superiority. New York, Michigan, Missouri and Kansas (always excepting from every comparison Cali fornia) can beat the world for magnificent apples but aside from this pre-eminence, with a like superiority perhaps in the pro duction of pears, there is hardly a berry or a fruit that the South cannot raise in greater luxuriance and abundance. This is getting notably to be the case with peaches. Formerly .this fruit found con genial soil in New England, later, New Jersey was its favorite habitat, and now Delaware and Maryland are conspicuous ly at the head, while the empire of the peach still seems steadily progressing I afttltllfwl With rnrafltting fttrlHtlM and cheapness of shipment and a wider mutual knowledge of supply and demand, South Carolina and Middle Georgia threart eu to become the next great peach-growing and exporting centers. They have the advantage of a month in ripening the fruit, and as it steadily improves in flavor and size as the summer advances, con stantly outrivals and anticipates the north ern-raised varieties in the market. The vicinities of Norfolk, Va., and Charleston, S. C., portions of Georgia and to a limited extent Florida, are at present the principal centers of competition with the North in the raising of small fruits. From them come strawberries in limitless quantity, while perhaps the snow yet lingers about the northern fences, and when the tardy native berry arrives our appetites are like ly enough sated with plentiful indulgence in the southern fruit and likewise, too, they furnish largely blackberries, cherries, plums aud watermelons by the million. This southern supply of early fruits is comparatively a new thing, and the busi ness is bound to yet increase immensely. Florida has but just demonstrated her ability to raise a great variety of rare fruits which have hitherto been imported. That State is now gaining a large permanent immigration of the energetic northern ele ment whose whole future seems to turn upon the culture of these fruits, and the capacity of Florida for such production, and the character of the people engaged in it, promise great results in the future. But in the thrifty soul there is room for dissatisfaction over the riotous abundance of the country's fruitage. Consumption, cheap, quick transportation and methods of preservation, have not yet kept pace with the bountiful yield, aud enormous quantities of good fruit go to waste in various ways every year. How to pre vent this breach of economy is more and more exciting the attention of scientists and inventors. Canni. is an expedient extensively resorted to* at the North, where in places it has grown to the propor tions of a great and valuable industry, but it is little practiced yet in a systematic way at the South. Drying fruit_ is per haps the oldest and most widely practiced method of preservation, and in this art the inventor has come to the assistance of the housewife with effective machinery. This was noticeable in the Agricultural Department of the Centennial Exhibition, where might be seen apparatus by which apples and other fruit could be pared, cut and artitically dried with mar velous celerity, the result presenting such a clean and sweet contrast with that of the homely old-fashioned methods as to appeal at once to the least fastidious per son. But the ideal method of fruit preser vation is neither of these. What is wanted is some cheap and simple way by which the decay can be arrested and* the fruit kept an indefinite period and yet retain all its natural qualities. This may be an im possibility, although it was only lately claimed that a Southern gentleman had achieved it in a prx ess involving the use of certain cheap chemicals. If this con summation ever be really reached, then the millennium of fruit will certainly be at hand.—SprinaJleld Olans.) lltttubUcan The Bears in Wheat. A COUPLE of weeks ago the Tribuneg&ve the farmers a warning not to be deluded by thfi speculators who were selling wheat short of the current price for future de livery. While the bears were selling it down, down, down, till it reached 91 jL4 cents for September delivery in Chicago, we told the farmers of the Northwest that wheat was about the best thing they could hold for a while, and that theortiy way in which the bears would be able to reach their expectations would be by a panic among the farmers to rush wheat to the market and get what they could for it We reminded them that the wheat crop was short in almost every part of the globe except In the Northwest, certainly short in California, England, France, Holland and the Atlantic coast of Europe that the Black Sea product would be cut off altogether by the Turko-Ilussian war that the Indian famine is sure to cut a figure in the demaud in one word, that there as only one certain and abundant supply, viz in the vast wheat crop of the Northwest. Nevertheless, the bears went on beating down the price. The Tribune's article was timely. It was wide ly copied throughout the West the farm ers quickly apprehended the soundness of the advice, and have acted upon it. We desire now to reiterate that advice with the confirmation of its soundness which events have already afforded. The gentlemen in this market who sold dowrn to 91 cents aie confronted now with the cash price of $1.16, and they will be obliged to buy in at something like that figure if the farmers keep cool and send their wheat along slowly in response to the legitimate demand. The New York bears have been caught along with the Western bears. The speculators in that market have until recently confined their operations to stocks but the stick-inar ket became so btidly demoralized that there was no more speculation in it, and they turned their attention to grain. Their experience of late years in stocks has taught them that the short-scilcr was prat ty sure to win, and stocks were pretty sure to keep on going down. They have sought to apply the same rule to wheat making 110 allowance for the generic dif ference between a watered railroad stock and the stuff the world lives on. They have been badly bitten. They undertook to sell the farmer's produce which they had not yet bought at prices lower than the farmer was willing to accept. The farmer was not consulted in the matter at all' The New York bears did not own the property they have been selling. They were trading on the substance of other people. And now they have been brought up with the round turn they deserve They have begun to send out their orders to Chicago aDd Milwaukee, and to scour the Northwest to buy in the property which they have agreed to deliver this month. Our'advice to the farmers is still to hold on, selling only enough wheat to meet the legitimate demands, and at good round price. The New York "shorts" who have agreed to deliver there In September must buy the property here in Ihe West liefore the 10th to get it there. Let them sweat, to use a homely but expressive phrase. %The farmers have no interest in helping o*it of a bad place a lot of gamblers w ho formed a conspiracy to put down the product of the West. It is a good time, to teach them a lesson Let them confinc themselves to their wildcat stocks the West has no interest in that sort of thing. Hut they should be taught, if they are going into the grain business, they mut go into it legitimate ly, and that any combined effort to sit down upon the West and squeeze the price of Western products to suit their speculative necessities will always result in their get ting squeezed themselves. Beside teaching the New York bears a timely lesson, we shall be sorry if the farmers find occasion incidentally to teach Chicago bears a lesson at. the same time, Chicago's interests are identical with the interests of the West, and they are best promoted by securinsr good prices for the Western products. The bear tendencies of New York may be accounted for, per haps, because New York represents the local consumption of the Eastern States, and the desire to compete on vantage ground with other markets of the world in selling to Great Britain. But this is a year when the bears in breadstuffs must step aside or go down. There is an in creased foreign demand, a shortage in the other great wheat markets of the world, and the Northwest has an abundance of supply. It is a duty the farmers owe to themselves and the whole countiy to make the most of these exceptionally favorable conditions. With prudence and good judg ment, they may realize enough on this year's crop to pay off, or materially reduce, their indebtedness, and lay in a better stock of goods, supplies, implements,etc., than they have bought at any time since the panic. The whole countiy will share the benefits. It will be the beginning of the end of hard times. The merchants, the bankers, the railroads, the lake marine, the manufacturers, the workingmen—all will prosper upon an improved condition of the agricultural classes. Those who seek to defeat this for speculative pur poses of their own are enemies of the country, and will deserve no sympathy when they come to grief. AH Uie farmer has to do is to keep cool and regard his wheat iu hand as the most valuable com modity to-day on earth the result will not disappoint him.—ChicagoTribune. LUbt, Well-Rilard Bread, BlacnMa, Cakes and pastry, digest easily and conduce to good health. Good health makes labor of all kinds easier and prolongs life. DOOI.EY'S TXAST POWDER will always make all these productions light and wholesome, it is war ranted to make better, lighter, sweeter, mure toothsome and nutritious biscuits, cake, bread, etc., than any other baking powder. Iffothera, mothers, ITlothera. Don't fail to procure MRS. WINSLOW'S SOOTH WO SYBUP for all diseases of teething in chil dren. 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DO Send Stamp and address EPHKA1M BROWN, Lowell, WOT FATE, la •end for fir New Catalogue. It con Ulna valuable lnfor mattuo for every yenwi contem plating the pur chase of «njr article for pergonal, fawlly •r agrlcultarm. tue. Free to snjr Atltlreaa. •OmiOXEBY H'ABD CO„ Original Grange Supply llotwe, tR Wabath Arr- CHICACWt. IU. A day «rarc t? I ni'*. Ciayna, rirtiuv k fhroiim f'arl*. Mmpira, Worth r-ONlpal'l forMS JT'atit) *'•.« J. H. nmn'a ft ttou, MAR*. v at] mm g. wlllgotothe poor-house by the AilBIl I v I'Mtii'caii'-cttM-y work forswln dlera, or pack Roods around tliat wont sell. Instead •ending me a postal-card, .lamea P. Scott. IIICHKO.of KAWX'SI'KSSSSJtSrS Agent*. A.COULTER*CO..Chhawo.life $36 Seed PREVIUX WATCH A5» CHAIN—«*ein winder—Free with every order. OMMC free. J. B. OAYLOKD Co., Chicago, III. $5937 $350 MIfc Maps 4k general Information f»m by the Texaa Land and Immigra tion Co. of St. Lonis. Mo. The only 'Innd Co-endowed by thc g»i »te o I T.xa*. AddreM F.H. 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