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Uulmu Count jj Republican
SAVANNAH, MISSOURI. HERE AND THERE. AhoN7.ii Wells, of Maine, kept the body of his dead wife in the house for :endavs, hopin- to make the under- ! nker r.mse down on the price of the ! offin, but he had to yield to public , ten t eoflin lors less ornamented, in order to have Thekk is a bull-frog farm in South- , the k5teuM1 n.ule (.onveniont and corn eastern Wisconsin, ;iO acres of swamp j forhlblo if the i(le:l wero M1,rrost).(1 to f 1 : l .1 1.. ...... f.... .. . . 1 ' . h ' ; 1 7f ' him- I5Ut USmilly llP :lml the :irchitCl:t on . r?n:iyi" t,U'ir hC:,,,S l,,-ethC1' With no T h?,r Zoo nKi "so c of X me i i WOI,,a,,'S WiS,1m l "" t,1C,,, arrive 1 he troupe contains .some or the line.-l i ... ti.. ..,.,.,.1,, ,i,.lt 4i,i..- , . - ; , .,. i.lwn ,U tno W1e t',,"-',," theie "" bass oiees eier known. ,w, ., i.:4,i,fl ,..,.,.i.... .....i i A ii:rNK.Ki who w:is to have a I'm ger amputated in the presence of Al bany Medical College students, by Dr. Armby, died under the influence of If they studied the matter a little, chloroform; and the surgeon says that j they would, if possible, have tiro kiteh i:i nearly every recorded instance of j ens the front, or winter kitchen, con death from an amesthetic the patient j taming the range. With a cooking was addicted to intoxication. i stove in the back kitchen for summer A French expedition is titttngout to j "' the ,1()U' could ho kept much cool make a tour of the world in ten months, j ('r duri lIle hot season. 'J'he station ...wL.v t. .,ntni,.(unf tlw. f:..,wrf.oUiir..il :U"V tubs should be in the backroom. ."50ClCtV. The excursionists will visit1" : India, .lajian, the interior sea of .Japan, ' :hine-e iiorts. Australia, the Tnited ' . . . States. te. A special library and cabi- j net of inMnmiftiib; will be taken. ' As error of one cent in the monthly report of the general agent of a life in-; -iiraucc i omuany m Detroit was the j . - ..r : l !..... I... mean.- ui ... u.S. ...... .i iciiei uo.u .... . fo,. vookln washillfff jmm1 ironinir, :llul coiiMiany rcmesting him to make eor- h.lt t,u.ro . )0t.n :ltton o intn). rcction. It cannot be said of that com-, auce int() m0(1(!rn (,)nvcni. panythatrcekk-smanagementprevails;rn(.es.,.(whi(.h Js th(i !utu:i ,latc jf at the home olhee. ! things in mo country houses), there The grape harvest in France is -aid is no need for a sublime resignation to to have been unprecedented the present every imaginable kitchen discomfort -eason. The owners of large vineyards 1 and inconvenience, have b-en obliged to till their vats ! A pump ought to be regarded as a twice, and have now double the usual . necessity in a country kitchen. If the quantity on hand. None of the vine-1 room has but one window, and neither growers have any recollection of so I outside door nor open lire-place, it is abundant a vintage. The duality of the ' badly ventilated, and therefore uncom- winc has .!o turned out much better than wa.- expected. "otwithstandinc the law passed by Conrrc.-s .-ome years airo, the wanton destruci:e! of irame on the estern .1 HV i i nlams continues, dov. J haver ot Ac-, hcMik-!! i:iv-. n;i i loiw :im a iiartv ' i oi eiK mr.irierers Killed one mi.iiue.i c.k i .. i l-ii I 1 1 1 .11. and simplv took away the hides. This, he truly ailds, is indeed cruelty to :uu mals as well :is a grievous wrong to the ! people. i The thir.v three millions of the pop-1 illation of England will require nearly j fourteen million quarters of wheat toi supplement the produce of last harvest between that and the corresponding season next, year. During the lirst half of the hist twenty years the English ; l. 1 ....IV. ...........1 4 1. I impou -n .ueuuu.us 1"' l cousuud.uoi, oi pei ee.u. o. v- , ulatiou. during the second half it was equal to nearly 45 per cent, and during tlie last three years to more than lifty per cent, oi the total consumption. Fa si ii on A ule folk, and those who fancy themselves too ill for a Northern clime, have begun to rush in crowds to Florida, and the outlook now is especi ally promising for a lively season in the South. It has been proposed to send excursion steamers, such as the Ply mouth Rock, to run on St. John's River luring the winter. The Mobile Register hails the prospect with joy, and s:iys : " lp to very recently, 'Europe' was the word that sounded in the ears of all Northern persons of this country in bad health, but now the 'South' is rapidly taking its place. Our section of the country is fairly beginning to attract tlnit attention which it justly merits as a health resort, and so the battle is more than half won." Little Chaules Van Aniien, who is not quite '.' yours old, resides in San Francisco, and is occasionally brought to I'aeheeo on a visit, lie betrays an extraordinary fondness for horses, and when at home can hardly be kept away from the horses, where he plays with :i pet horse, without fear, and, as it seems, without danger. He delights in crawl ing beneath the horse and between his feet, while the animal moves only his head and extends his ears as he watches the child's gambols. Charley was in town the other day and trotted oil" sur reptitiously. When his absence was discovered he was sought for in alarm, and w:is finally found in a stsible stall with an unbroken and unruly colt. The child had fastened a short rope around a hind leg of the colt, and when found was playing boss" with the utmost glee. " I wouldn't have tried the trick for .200," said the hostler. "If it wasn't a baby that did it, he'd have been kicked to death, sure." Well, now, it does seem as if horses, like dogs and good-hearted men, are fond of children. Costa (Cat.) Xews. ; Country Kitchens. It Ls a mistake to .suppose that a kiteh j en must necessarily be uncomfortable, ! because it has not g:is, hot and cold i water, stationary wash-tubs, and an ele- ! vated range. -'You can't expect city coineniences m a country place, ' is me formula. All these conveniences, with the exception of gas. can be put into eountlT kitchens, if the builder chooses t( h:lve the,u- A 111:111 Imiltlin his own J""6 'mM willingly sacrifice a fam-i-j 1 nil cornice somewhere, or have the par .v .lv..m. .iitniii-.u, au.i, u.iwu ; ' determined in what .lace it will be least I conspicuous, consider that part of the i hou-e disposed of j r ,1 . i u,ulu :uc; 11(1 Mammary urns, ine i i ii t . i . nu in me room unit W:IS out of ason, thu avoiding the ll.w.... -Il ,.f 4l.r ......1-1.. 1 ....1 , -". -' .mu .-ieam, an(1 soilt'l Rothes in the cooking-room. If this is too fimllv ; ohm ?i sin-ill i-icli ' 1 " , room could he substituted for the back ! .jJ(.jien .lt no great expense. j . upposinir tnere is but one room ' 1 f irt 1 ilo It i' .iL'ii inui'li, P.i i ... , . , , i jieretl walls and a row of .shelves, unen-1 closed, caned, mr complaisance, dresser. i ire neither of them cleanly. ' , . , i 1 .... . . 1 ivniAi' . 1 5 . ...5 1 t -., .-.f ... . . .1- . ... i 1 1 1 " .-.:r. ..(Lnt ,1. l.: i " II.-311.-, .-w lll.lt UIU 1)1" ll)l. HUM" I.illll , , , at the nile of artieh'.s tlirii-t iiumi him. bursts onen the door at the most nnex- pected times, and astonishes the occu- ! pants of the kitchen with :i vision of the i frying-pan gyrating over the lloer, or t ,;;.,;, if..,;Tr , Hk., i.-.-L-Jiii-n ,jux Thcre is no"lu.eil wh:lt(;ver for ,,. . .,n i I .IIIMIMLIIU" iw rui 11 WI.l UI illll 1.1 inm .'m:. The first consideration in a cooking room is cleanliness. Tried by this test, , papered walls are an abomination in i such a place. You cannot darken this room throuirh part of the dav in sum- , others, nnd. con-onnonr. ly, lly specks will be numerous. These walls absorb the kitchen odors and steam, and smoke rests lovingly upon them. If creeping things get into a house, they are sure to insinuate them selves into the paper on the walls. Hard finished walls are really more cleanly, for thov can be washed: but. unless the finishing is better done than in the kitch-! ens we have seen, they soon look dirty, ! ' J J ' , and this is the next worst thing to being o C" so; for such finishing soon becomes "splotchy." There is nothing that will compare with the old-fashioned white wash: not color wash, but whitewash, pure ami simple. The color wash may give the walls a prettier tint, but it must be put on by a practiced hand, whereas whitewash can be applied by any one, whenever a dirty ! spot makes its appearance. It :.. .... that unpraeticed hands do not apply the : brush as evenly as couhyie wished, but a few streaks more or less don't matter, when we can all see that the streaks are i white and clean. Don't have the wood-work painted; don't have any thing painted. Things in a kitchen will get soiled. It follows that they must be cleaned. Soap is a foe, before which paint invariably quits the field. Very soon the color will be oil' in spots, and nothing less than re painting the whole room will ever make it look clean again. It is still more ob jectionable to leave the wood in its na tive state. It requires hard and fre quent scrubbing to keep this clean, and even this process will not suffice to keep all sorts of wood in good condition. Some woods seem actually to blacken under the scrubbing brush. But, if the native wood, even common pine, is well oiled and varnished lightly, the room will be the prettier for it; and, with very j little washing, the wooa-worK can be kept sweet and clean. The most cleanly kitchen floor is sim ilarly treated the native wood oiled. This oiling will have to be renewed on the floor at long intervals. If the boards are so roughly laid that they cannot be thus treated, it may, perhaps, be well to stain them instead with black walnut stain. This will have to be renewed every spring and fall at a cost -of about fifty cents. Oil-cloth is a cleanly cover- ' m ' ,mt it ;s costlv :uul win not ret.lin . -lt;. ,ro0(l looks V(.n- lon,, :llul R remm,.s , llln i w:lsh;,r:lt the exnense of theser- J vants Klcks.' Carpeting collects dust wkh m!lrvciOU3 rapidity, and gives it , out verv liberally under Biddy's broom, utf ahis! in our climate liiddy's feet will get cold in winter if she habitually stands on bare lloors or on oil-cloth. To prevent this, some people lay rugs in front of the tables and sink. If a Tct is laid in a kitchen, it should be ta,Ll down as lightly as possible, or i tened with carp.fl rmgs slipped over . . ... . . ' smooth-headed tacks, because it should . be taken up lrequeiitly to be well shaken. A dresser is one of the things abso- lutt5iv ecessarv. It may be well for the housekeeper to insist upon the fact that a set of open shelves is no more a dresser than twenty yards of silk is a dress. If you have a dresser made un der your own direction, the best form is to have two wide, closets below, and three narrower ones above, with a row ! of drawers at the top of the lower clos ets. The upper closets should be far mi tuirlt ilwM'itlin liunir tM'ilhm' tlm of the latter to be used as a table. These lower closets are intended for the cook- ing utensils, and should be, at least, two feet dceo. The urmer closets may be a r 11 1 .1 1 iew niciies less in lie pin, anuu is a rood .., -..,., !..,-. t- f i,,w,. v5(1(1(1 with sieive.s: :l sin:in ()1I0 us :l I place of temporary deposit for meats, ..e 1 .:. vegetables, and thinirs taken from the store-room to be presently cooked, in- dead of having them standing about on j the kitchen tables. This closet should, I of course, be nearest the range or cook : ing stove, and in it the pepper, salt, and j other condiments will be near at j hand. The middle and largest closet i contains the kitchen crockery and 1 tins that are not to be hung. The third j one, without shelves, is for tins and ; other things that must be hung up. It miicht be well to have a shelf or two at the top of this closet, on which the tlat- . , , , . , ., ... - - , , arrauremeiu every luihit n.cio.-eu from the dust and thes Shades, made of fine wooden slats, .'are verv suua.ue Kir kuciiuii w ...uow.-, . t 1 1 . 1 ! - . I ,1C ,,,,v ,ft,n t be rbt w t bout . ark-mi- inr th(' vonm- 'rht!3' :u'(! inexpensive, ,,nl' cosun- :UK,,U P11"'1' a1 " ! T S1U11,' Then, the lighting of the room is to 1,0 considered. A lamj) that ha, to be enrried from place to place is not a kitchen comfort. If it could be man- aged, a hanging fixture to hold a lamp, not too far from the range, would be best, for it is very desirable to have the light fall from above upon your work. Even two lamps would not give too bril- Ham a lirht for such a particularly nice inh nsennkino-ono-ht to be. The verv best, ' J n r j 101 me extra lamp, inn we kuow 11 is r .1 a.... i 1 ;.. often impossible to hang a lamp in a kitchen with safety; and the next best thing, perhaps, is to have the lamps in brackets at each end of the room or at the sides. The shape of the kitchen must determine where the light is to be Plllt"etl ? olll.V so lllsl)0SC lt Ul:lL tl,c room 1. .11 i. 11 :n t &,,!lM "u - These remarks may rouse the ambi tion of some country housekeepers, and stir them up to revolutionize their cook ing a'oodes of discomfort. They can, doubtless, improve upon the plans of fered here, and devise many a "con venience." Scribncr's for December. East India Funeral Rites. When a native of the Toda tribe dies !.:. 1....1.. :. 1.. .1.,. .1.... 1 IS iiuuiin.- IIOUV IS gill Ol IMJll Will. Wlllil- I meats, and wrapped in new clothes, and afterwards exposed on a bier deco- 1 rated with green boughs and herbs for several davs. It is then, amid wailings, borne by the relatives to the funeral pile. One of the relatives then cuts oil' I tn,V(Ml W!7S f()im(1 j,uiItv ,1V a jury JJ, lilt; a lock of the deceased's hair, after ! .nt, :m,i sentenced to livcyear- in the l'eni which the body, with all its ornaments, tentiary. is burned amid the waitings of the kins-; folk, who pile on fresh faggots. After the corpse is almost completely con sumed the lire is quenched by water thrown on it. The relatives then search for bits of bone which have escaped the "crema tion;" these are carefully preserved :is relics of the deceased. After this rite the men shave their heads and the wo men shorten their hair. This is, how ever, onl' done by the younger mem bers of the tribe to denote their respect for their seniors, and is not universally adopted by nil the Toda tribes, some of which only cast aside their ornaments for a time after the death of their rela tives. After the body has been burned, various ceremonies arc practiced and animals are sacrificed to propitiate the deity and secure the well-being of the departed soul in the next world. MISSOUKI STATE NEWS, 'enerul rYotcs. von: on thi: xkw coNwrrrirTiox. The following is tlie full return of the vote on the new ( institution. The Constitution require.-the returns to In; made to the Sec retary of State within twenty days after the eleetion. The time for making returns ex pired on the tilth. Atchison and Douglas are the only delinquent eountie.-. The ma- ; J,,",y f,orll,u ?,n;it"Uo" is '- i A.lair'.".. It's" munnl.. 1 A ;;;; 4S!SSon" 2.-5.S. iq't ili For. 1,107 7S8 :174 :!(( '277 :;:s SS7 :ii)5 1 ,fift7 'XA i ,: No 2'S 45 711 101 IK! : . A 1S4 127 11 . S5 (5 II! 120 :;2 17 251 5f0 r. Me Donald Maries j.Macon 5!l Mercer SXHMiller Moniteau 1 is j Morgan 1 1."! Monroe Mid1 Montgomery. H7 .Marion . . Nl'Missiesippi.. ... Newton Nodawav J'.t.New Madrid. (iregon 17:? Osage 43 Ozark 17s I'emibc.ot ... . 47 i ffi 15 . :ii!2 ill :5'.i 2:5 S7 271 21 171 'Jl !) 5 I 151 11 74 21 25 5S l ) 25 517 l,'.o 151 105 2.52 17 :ts !! 21 21 ::i 40 14 221 ""ti 11 l'ettie 1 ,(!! !:; Tike. 12. Perry f0 Phelpo H-M :r, Platte 1 ,2i !'i Polk .rs:; 5'.! Pulat-ki 41:5 1- Putnam .'iis 171 Kandolph ... l,5tU 104 halls 7:2 S"(KevnoIds ... 2fd (V liiplev !. 11; hay .". l,5::i ... Shannon 2:51 l-'I ,;huyler 4S. .'l'! -cott AIM 11. - -helhv 7fd K51 -Joildard :'.0 121 -eottand 77!) I.'!- S-iline 2,2."l i:!7 Stone 42 115 Sullivan 7W 1:50 st. Louis.... 0,15.-5 :'.l Ste(5enevieve :22 i!:t .St. Francois. ."07 St. hades.. l.W.i 12.5 St. Clair 551 25ITaney 100 525 'l'exas 4S! 12. - Vernon 771 127 Wavne UH 2.57 Washington. 71' .'ill Webster t75 2s Warren 5:2 2S7 Worth 2H5 201 Wright 27t5 ! 'HSCOIiadC. :i-7 ;!) 1,015 WIT 1,070 I!W t;sa 1 , i.v; 2M Soli 2, (1-7 w 1,5!!. ;u I, OK! 1 5.-11 1 "-' 51!) ; (jreene... ; Harrison f"jT'r'." ' Holt..".. .Howard , Howell iron jaek.-on Johns' I .Jasper.. j , "V? ' Lewis 1 Lincoln... I T ....1...!.. I Lafayette! '""vrencc. Total !i0,500 ll,:i'52 Prof. ('has. P. Williams, of Holla, acting State (Jeologi-t, in his report to the Govern or of the Slate, concerning ins examination of the gold lields in Macon County, in the Chariton rangeof hills. fgive-. as the result of careful a ays, (57.7 grains of bullion to the ton of i.eoo pounds of earth or at the rate of .-:!. 25 per cubic yard. He is of the opin ion that the licld- will not pay. Tlie le ees of the State Penitentiary re-linqui-hed ,that institution to the State on t!ie:d. The 3Iacon Examiner say- that .Judge Henry ha-rendered an important decision on the homestead law of Mi-souri. He de cided that the tran-fer of a homestead by a hu-band to his wife followed bv continued " , ,ww,.v?.,i. who fnrf.. lureof the lomeslea. ..v,. n.-.i.wt ,.r..,i;i..iv He al-o decided that ' a detached timber lot is exempt under the ;i j honie-tead act. provided it is used in con nection with the homestead, and the aggre gate amount of land doe- not exceed HJ0 acres , and -I. ."00 in value. .Jo-eph H. Fore, convicted of a-sault with intent to kill his wife, escaped from the State Penitentiary on the 'Jtth. Two cell mates also got away. Pardons under the three-fourths rule have been issued to Joseph Jackson, of .Marion County, convicted of grand larceny: James Slack, of St. Louis, convicted of burglary. J and Charles Jackson, of St. Louis, convicted j of grand larceny. I "olIiiicr County. .... ,i, 1.-..1. r..i. ..;, 'ii 1111 11101 11111 ul mu i.'Lit .iiii.ii nit; ltnrr. :i sti'iwlaiiehter of .lohn T.oilr. who - lives in German Township, started on a hunt for wild grapes, accompanied by a younger brother and "William Pints, the last a half-witted child. Shortly after the little brother returned to the house with the bas kets and a bloody ax. stating that Pints had killed the girl. A search proved the truth of the statement, the body of the girl being found with her skull crushed in. Pints ac knowledged the deed, but claimed it to have been accidental. lliifilinmill 'mt1tl Nellie Wyatt, alias Nellie Monaco, an actress performing at the Metropolitan The- ater. committed suicide with laudanum in her room at the Planters House. St. Jo- seph, on the 17th She was but 17 years old. and a native of alt Lake, iier maiden name being Nellie Grundhand. ciiariioii Comity. Dr. J.J. Grinstead. a leading physician 01 ivcyic-ynu rr 1 . 1 1 , was thrown from a sulky the . . 1-,- 1 . . r . 11 . . 1 cooprr Comity. Noah Lee, a negro trump who entered the residence of Samuel Killman recently at IJoonville, and, after frightening Mrs. K. and driving her out of doors, set tire to it, f In. IkiiilrUnir lvitli fill 5t frmtint lieiiur ilo. "" County. Michael Mohr, a German tailor, about r0 ye:,rs old. was found dead in his place of business at Kansas City on the 20th. Late on the night of the I'.Hh a child, near ly seven years of age, was burned to death in the suburbs of Kansas City by her clothes j catching tire from the explosion of a eoal-oil lamp. There have been four fatal cases of the same sort in that city during the four months. A section boss on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe road, named Morority, was run over by the cars and fatally injured on the 20th. I'ettlK County. Y. i. Webb, an old citizen of this coun ty, was thrown from his wagon on the 10th, about two miles east of Knob Noster. and instantly killed. There were three other ! Count tj. Fur . i Adair....... 17t! ' Andrew (,vt Audrain IS-J7 Atchison I I ol linger ... 'Ml Kiitter Ill j harry J!C i harton -M 1 hates tK!." henton ."; ' Huone 1 ,s.j:; ! huciiaiian .. 1,."07 ('.Girardeau I Clnrk 715 I Carter ''.) i Caldwell 517 Callaway ... I.SOI Camden Carroll 1,1110 j Cass 1,17 Cedar 4:51 I Chariton I, Ml Christian ... Ill l Clay 1,771 Clinton 7.'!5 j Colt- ;tsi Cooper 1 , 101 Crawford... .11! Dunkin :!! Dade ."S7 Dallas II.". i DeKalb j:;s 1 I la vices s.vj Dent .'!.".; Douglas Franklin ... W, parties in the wagon, but they were only I all the eight incisors. It should be re slightly injured. i niembered, however, that improved ami The residence of Isaac Wolf, dry goods ' iirno,iB f i,r,vo lw.o merchant, was burned at Sedalia. the 2."ith. Loss about 1.000; insured. Reports say that destructive tires have i bccn RIS",? in tlu ,,orthwester prt of tins county, among timber and prairies. A few j nijdits M'nce, (Jeoryetown, three miles from ; Sedalia. liad a narrow escape. 1 St. Louis. On the way to a tire, on the 18th. the ale ' of Jio-e-earriaire No. 4 broke at the corner of i Wa.-h and Twcnty-tifth Streets and one of the wheels rolled oil' and -trtiek Tommy Me Keiuia. a little nine-year-old boy. in the I head, fracturing; his skull, from the etleet- : of which he died soon afterwards. ! "ie lieilly and Fannie Brown, two girls i of ill-repute, took morphine on the 17th. with the intention of committing; -uieide. 31ollie died, but Fannie wa.- restored. I'n requited affection was given as the eati-e of the suicidal attempt in each eae. The afternoon of the isth, a collision took place in the Tunnel near the Washington Avenue entrance, between two engines, both of which were badly .-mashed. William Killian, a lireman, sustained a compound fracture of the left leg below the knee. No other person hurt. This is the first accident that has occurred in the Tunnel since its con-triietion. The body of a young man, aged about IS, wa- found at the riverside at noon on the tth. with a pistol shot in his head. It proved to be that of Albert Lucia, who had been missing a week or more from his moth r's residence, corner of De-trehan Mreet and Hroadwav. General Sherman's Annual Report. "U'asiiinc ton. Nov. 'J2. The annual re port of General Sherman says: The aggre gate -trength of the line of the army, ac cording to the last reports received, is l.Ti-JO ollicers and 21,0:51 enlisted men, made up as follows: ." regiment- of artillery, "J70 olli cers, J.oO-t men: 10 regiments of cavalry. 122 ollicers, 7. iOt! men: iT regiments of in fantry, SIS ollicers, H.OOO men; available recruits, hospital stewards, ordnance ser geants, etc., ;,;;2i. During the past winter the troops in the Department- of Missouri and Texas were employed in an arduou- and severe winter campaign against the Kiowa, Cheycnm . and Comanche Indians on the border of the Staked Plains, that have foryears been en gaged in depredations on the Texas and Kan-as frontiers, resulting in their disarma ment and subjection to authority. If mili tary commanders can hae control over the supplies needed by the-e Indians as they now have over their per-ons, I am convinc ed, by recent vi-it. that a condition of peace can be maintained. The Sioux Indians have recently made in cursions into Northern Nebraska, mostly to steal cattle and horses from farms along the Pacilie Ilailroad, and north uf it. General Crook-is of opinion that the whole army. ictnig defensively, cannot prevent the-e in- i ,.lirsion. md siigge-ts that troop- lie -ta- tioned in the midst of the Indian", so as to watch and prevent them leaving on pretense of hunting. This is impracticable, unles the army can have supervision of the neces sary siipplie- of these tribes within the Ke ervation. which is now not the ease. The reports of the several C'onuni. ions which have, under military e-cort. recently been engaged in exploring the country, and in ne gotiating with these Indian-, will throw much light on this subject. Generally speaking, the damage to life and property by Indians is believed to be le-.- during the past year than in any former year, and the prospect is that a-the country" settle- up it will be le-s and less each year, until all the Indians are established on small reserva tions; but until they acquire habits of in dustry in farming or in stock-raising, they will need food from the General Govern ment, because the game which they hitherto .subsisted on has diminished very rapidly. SfGOKSTlONS KUO.M C.KN. OKI). (Jen. Ord, in command of the Department of Texas, in his annual report gives a lengthy account of the border operations of the Mexican banditti, most of which ha been anticipated by press publications. The report closes with the following significant suggestions: 'More effectual means must be adopted than sending troops to look on while our people are being despoiled and murdered, for it is very evident that the soldiers, how ever willing, can do nothing if confined to this side of the river, and an order to make reprisals, with means to earn' out the or der, has sometimes resulted in indemnity as well as security.' Sheep for Profit. E. Menault, in one of a series of lit tle farm books published by Ilatchctte, Faris. considers th:it. bill sheen are na- I ' j tually small but rustic and robust, ; while those in valleys are larger but ' less energetic. Wet argillaceous soils produce a tall, lymphatic rather than j S!l uine anim:ii; with long, soft, coarse , 7 f . , , wo.,1, not elastic. L his sheep is hard j to fatten, but is long-lived. 1 he best j soils are calcareous, producing medium- ;.,,,! . oi..m,;ni Mii'innls- with (hie , r ' .......... .f, - - ... ' ; fleeces, the wool running to flocks. Sili- ceous soils giv- an excellent temper ament with less food, a small sheep with short wool and savory flesh, ('old dews and the heat of the day should be avoided b' the shepherd. Dew on clo ver or other rich grass is often fatal to sheep, while, on the other hand, man' die from lack of w:iter. Sheep should not be washed before shearing, because itJ is troublesome, dangerous to the sheep, and of little or no advantage to consumers of wool. The lamb is born with twenty-four molars, and in the j lower jaw only eight incisors. In the L(.onil VP!M. lh(, middle incisors on the last!. , J., ,,, , i.i. eaen suie iau ;u.u ;uu lqnacuu, in the third year the next two incisors on each side fall and are likewise re placed, the animal be'.ng then called " of four teeth;" in the fourth it be comes a beast of six teeth ; the two in cisors next in order, one on cither side of the jaw, falling in turn. In the fifth year adult teeth have taken the place of effects hastened by from eight to twelve months. December Scribner.