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VLEANIKOS FROM TIIE MVSE.
MUM EDITH Him THHtl AAW. Vy aMer'II be down la minute, and says you're lo wait. If you please, ..... Aad sara 1 slight nay till abe came, If I'd promise her to tease, Nor tprnk til you poke to me flrwl; but that's non- wht.i.ioid me u mr u l didn't don't too really auicklr ran to the rescue, calling to Poll and iiuir torn soi t0 toil them if he was killed. On raiBinsr under the windows. It being Poll's first spring airing, be was wild witn dengnt, jumping about in great glee, until tee nail, probably weakened by the winter storms, gave way, and the cage fell to the ground with great force. ine children, loving the bird very dearly, and conscious of their disobedience, And then you'd (eel strange here alone, and you wouldn't know just where lo ait, for that rtiair lan'l wrung on iu legs, and we never im It a bit. We kern It to watch with the eofa. But, Jack saya II miM i Ilk fail Te Bow yourself right down upon it, and knock out the very last screw. S'ooaeToutrTt I won't tell. You're afraid to! ik I fr.iH th miM think it wu mean ! Wall, iben. there's the album-tbat'a pretty, if mm ikil nuir Inmn are clean : For suiter ay sometimes I daub it; but the only mvi that when ahe's crow. . . ... . There's ber picture. You know It. It like her; abe iu t good-looking, ol course. "This hi me It'a the beat of em all. Now, tell me, wnu'A nmmmr bare thought That once I ae little aa tuatf It'a the only one that could be bought ; For that waa the message to pa from the photograph man where 1 aat That be wouldn't prl .t off any more till he Ant got ais money lor was. WhatT Maybe you're tired of waiting? Why, ftftAti .Km'. L.n.r thaa thia: There's all ber bark-hair to do up, and all of her front curia to Iria But It'a nice to be sluing here talking like grown ana.lttiaff w rill .nil me. 1 Do you think you'll be coiuin i here often? Oh, do. But don't e me liae Tom Lee. " Tom I Iler last beau. Why.my goodness, he tun-d to be here day and night. Till the folks thought that he'd be her husband, and Jack ear. that tare him a fright. Yon won't run aw.y, then, as be did? For you're not a rick man, tbey aay ; Fa mya you are pmir as a church-mouse. Now, are your And how poor are tbey 7 " Ain't yon glad that you met me? Well, I am, for 1 know now voti're hair isn't rd: But what there ia Ml of it's mousy, and not what that aaugnty jack earn. But. there. I must go : aister'a coming. But I wish 1 could wait, luat to are If she ran up to you and klaaed you In the way that ane uaou to mum ijrn. OUR STORY TELLER. A PAREOf AS A PREACHER. The " Reminincences of the Third Baptist Church," with the more recent notice of the new departure, says the T,! I T a... A DU1 I njviueun uuurntti, una icu w uiauj I het vou!" iirimnt ronncutji for an Rrnnlint nf I yuul Father Doda'a parrot, that used to speak in the meeting. We do not propo e to send to the Journal a memoir or a full record of this wonderful bird, but merely a selection of his mot characteristic sayings and doings. The Journal told us not long since that parrots were centenarians. We are not able to claim for Air. Dods's parrot such remarkable longevity, but commence this unadorned recital of amusine incidents and familiar conversation by relating this well-known fact: August 22, 1789, Poll was found on a wharf near where the post-office new stands. Mr. Dods, going from his home on Westminster-street, near Turk's Head, to get a breath ef fresh air from the water, heard the pitiful cry of "Polly'i hungry I Polly's hungry!" Puntuinar the sound, he soon succeeded, on removing some lumber, in releasing a beautiful dove-colored male parrot. with a brilliant tail of bright scarlet plumage. The day had been an event ful one to Mr. Dods, who had ex perienced a great joy in the new relation of father. Polly s introduction to the family was therefore kept with that of the birth of the imant daughter, and his subsequent life of thirty-one years was intimately connected with the increase and change incident to the family. Poll was supposed to be a fugitive (to use the words of the record) " from a Guinea vessel which had set sail that day from bold water:" his language con Armed that supposition, calling " all hands," making free use of sea phrases, and singingsnatches of sailor songs. The profanity of the bird so astonished and alarmed the young mother that great Eains were taken to correct its bad abits before the little daughter could understand such rough expressions. Poll was teachable, and soon adapted his conversation to his new surround ings. As one after another was added to the family circle, he gave a welcome to each, and watched over all with great vigilance. The names of father anil mother were snoken as nlainlv bv Poll as the children. If the eldest daughter (his contemporary) had charge oi tne cradle, ana leit it lor a moment, Poll was sure to say, when the mother - returned, " Mother, Sally didn't rock tne cradle." He was often complained of for being a great tell-tale. The children of the neighborhood also received a share of his attention. His memory was perfect and sometimes quite distressing. A little truant boy living near by gave his mother so much trouble that she was frequently at the door, calling loudly for him by name. At last the little fellow sickened and died. The mother, overcome by her irrief, was very ill for a lwng time. On her recovery it was impossible for ber to go near the door when Poll was swinging in his out door cage without her feelings being harrowed by his calling, almost in her own tone of voice, " Ueordie I Ueordie !" At this time Poll was not receiving tne training ana nurture oi a proteased ly Christian home. Strict attention had. however, been given to moral education. so sadly neglected in his youth. As time went on he became a general favorite, less self-willed and high- spiritea, returning love lor love, need' ing only gentle reproot for wrong doing. In 1805 there was a powerful religious awakening in Providence. Mr. Dods, his wife and eldest daughter were at that time brought under the influence of Di vine truth and received into the fellow ship of the First Baptist Church. Conver sion in those days meant a great deal, and was followed by marked results. The atmosphere of the home became so wholly religious thateven the house-dog, Tiger, went regularly to church with his master, and when at one time toe good man was very seriously ill, and the family were kept at home by care and anxiety, Tiger could be seen, at the first sound of the old Baptist bell, making his way to church and to the family pew, where he quietly remained until the service was over. This was so wvll known in the town that when a French the cage the frightened bird shook him self venemently, and, jumping on his perch, exclaimed, in his gru fleet tones, " Poll thought he was going to the devil !" Years had gone by since Poll had used a word of the kind, and the children, whose tears were turned to merry laughter, alwavs affirmed that they had evidence of his penitence in tue tact that be was never Known to repeat the offense. Polly a religion did not save him irom his inveterate habit of tale-bearing. As the daughters grew up to womanhood there could be no courting done in that chimney-comer, for Poll would telL When the second daughter was about to be married considerable anxiety was ex pressed in reference to keeping the ap proaching marriage from a gossipin neighbor until the bans were publishe op the following Sabbath. Poll heard all the talk between the young couple during that twilight hour. Before the Sabbath came this neighbor called to see the family. As soon as she entered the sitting-room roll began to make a great commotion 'in ha cage, swinging and aancmg at a ieanut rate, until ne at tracted ber notice, when in a singing tone he repeated over and over again, ' George and Rose going to be married, to be married, to be married. lsut roll, as be advanced in years grew thoughtf ul. After the removal of the family to the home on 1 ransit-street be was more than ever associated with its religious life. All Father Dod's daughters were singers what a blessing to the household I The eldest daughter frequently led the singing at these social meetings. A Methodist sister sometimes shared this honor with her. An English minister, who was often a guest at the bouse, took the first oppor tunity to say to this daughter, bally tally, don t let that Methodist body roll was an unobserved listener. At the next weekly meeting, as soon as the hymn was read, and the good sis ter was ab ut to commence to sing in her spirited way, Poll electrified the whole worshiping company by repeating in its loudest, clearest tones the admoni tion he had recently heard, "bally Silly, don't let that Methodist body beat you I" We omit the scene at the close of the meeting. Poor Poll was in dis grace. Poll was opposed to the long meetings, and more than once called on diherent brethren to close the meeting, On a particular occasion he seemed to soon tire of the regular exercises, and called out, " Brother Bushbee, close the meeting by prayer." J he brother thus called upon was sitting with closed eyes waiting for an opportunity to exhort. Sadly embarassed and wondering at the sudden termination of the meeting. he arose and offered an appropriate clos ing prayer. roll was removed by a member of the family, much to the chagrin of the young people, who believed he should be "allowed full liberty to exer cise his gift. Poll must have had some idea of this principle, for at another time he gave life and spirit to a dull meeting by saying, inquick, energetic, tones: " Brethren, there is liberty !" His power of speech was clear and strong, and as he advanced in years sen tentious. It was not a strange thing for age, as well as youth, to receive words of caution or reproof. One summer afternoon Mrs. Dods was engaged in making copperplate curtains for the windows ; several of the good sisters of the to irst Church were assisting in the work. There was a pleasant converse, with long and earnest discussions, as to the best method of draping curtains. There was a good deal of measuring and puzzling in trying to decide whether they should allow for frill at the top or no frill, to be made open in the center and looped on either side oi the window, or only on one side; how much fringe, which was Mrs. Dods s own netting, should be used, etc. roll was grave and quiet, watching all the doings with interest, but this manifes tation of extreme worldliness was too much for him to bear. Improving a pau-e in the conversation, he spoke out in his sharpest manner, " Mother Dods, curtain?, curtains, all curtains, and no religion to-day 1" Shall we tax the credulity of the readers of the Journal by adding that these good women. startled by. this rebuke, laid aside their work at once joined in singing " Come, thou loHnt of r very blessing," thus com mencing an informal religious service? We know where of we write. In age and increasing febleness Poll did not lose his remarkable memory. A beloved sister in the church ("lister Ross"), who was a frequent visitor at the house, and was very lond of roll, died very suddenly. More than two years had elapsed when a lady called on Mrs. Dods, who, in size and dress, re sembled i his deceased friend. Poll was very much excited, and putting his head through ihe wire of his cage, looked at her very earnestly. To the astonish mentof all present, he inquired " Is that Sister Ross ?" On being answered in the negative, he showed his disappointment by refusing to speak or leave his swing wnue tne visitor remained We now come to the time when Poll was old and gray-headed, his strength gone, and his life tilled up with labor and sorrow. Receiving the ten derest care, he lingered many months after he was stricken with wasting de cay. With the first breath of the win ter of 1820 Poll passed away, quietly and poacefully. It was a stormy winter day when the children of the neighbor hood gathered around the little box that contained all that was left of his bird life, and bore it lovingly to the foot of the garden, giving it decent burial. Debasing Coin. The most extensive fraud perpetrated on gold coinage is "splitting.' The A 1CUUU- t. t' . 1 , i , . man, on some business errand, inquired lr:r i T 1. , , i t , . ,i iieuuv in lwo. iaen ne p-ntip-pa ina o-nin n wno riRrt 1 . , . .t . o - . o- in his broken way for the man who had one very religious dog," he was im mediately directed to Mr. Dods. It was not strange that so intelligent a bird as Poll should be impressed by out in the center until only a thin out side shell is left, and substitutes a silver and platinum alloy for the metal thus abstracted, ihe two parts are then these strong religious influences, and rflT B?L ldei-, and the edge is after a few years become so accustomed to the evening services and fraternal greetings as to really give evidence of being a good Christian parrot, speaking in the conference and prayer meetings whenever an opportunity offered. He was often banished to some room remote from the meeting, but when forgotten, or for previous good conduct allowed to remain, would startle all present by his testimony. On one occasion, a very animated sermon waa scarcely brought vu a ciose wnen ron was pleased to say, very graciously, " That's a pretty good discourse 1" A striking incident in Poll's experience about this time brought out the fact that early influences often determine the character of those which will continue to act with more or less force. Poor Poll was overcome by a sudden tempta tion, and it occurred in a moment of great hilarity. The older members of the household having gone abroad to spend the day, the two youngest daugh ters were housekeepers. The day was lovely, and the girls, contrary to orders, veniurea to taie roil irom nis ac customed place ia the gunny corner of the sitting-room (or keeping-room, as it was called then), placing him in his outdoor nook, In the sweetbrier brush rcmilled. In this way, we are informed, gold to the value of $15.50 has been taken from a single piece. The opera tion, however, cenerallv destrovs the ring or tone of the coin, leaving it, be sides, eitner. too light or too thick. An other swindle is to bore into the edge, ana it is saia tnat John Uhinaman favors this game, buying no the pieces, sendinrr them to China, so that his dexterous compatriots may there manipulate them in safety, and subsequently reimporting tnem to set them adritt upon the lib' suspecting American public. The holes whence the gold is taken are refilled with silver, covered with gold solder, and the edges are neatly finished ; but the light weight reveals the theft. From nve to seven and a half dollars' worth of gold has thus been taken from one coin, and the pieces, of course, have every appearance of being genuine, Bow doth the bu-y fly Improve each day tbat panes; without, however, bettering The buttor aud molaaeeal Eow cii gins are bis feet At morn when we're reposing; Bow well hlsmiMion he fulfills By keeplDg ns from dosingl The deril's emlmary be, And zealou past comparing; While others merely tempt us, he Insist upon our swearing. Zlpl An Idiot Czar How Elizabeth Became Empress of Russia. The night of the 25th of November, 1741, was bitter cold in the Russian Capital on the Neva. It has been snow ing all day, and at setting in of dusk a furious gale had sprung up, and rendered tne coiu almost mtoieraoie. i ever me ttle Annikoff Palace where the Grand Duchess Elizabeth, Peter the Great's daughter, resided was the scene of a gay festival. It was the birthday oi the mncesa, and her sumptuous apartments were crowded from an early hour in the even ing with elegantly dressed gentlemen, who congratulated ber witn an tne sud- missiveness usually displayed toward crowned heads. Elizabeth herself was radiant. She was not exactly beautiful, but still a most attractive woman. Her form was perfect, her complexion was dazzling white, and face, dotted with two hazel eyes, constantly wore a commanaing, majestic expresioa. bne looked very much like her illustrious father, and on the present joyous occasion more so than ever. The large bell on the St. Isaac's dome proclaimed the hour of nine, when an elderly gentleman, with a Machiavel lian face, approached and whispered to her in trench: They are in the cabinet, your Impe rial Highness." The Princess replied, smilingly: . " I shall be there" in a few minutes." She bowed graciously to the assem bled guests, and said, with the most en gaging smile: " uentlemen, i. nave to retire ior a short time. Will you meanwhile diink my health?" Strangely enough, they responded to by shouting in an enthusiastic mannner: " long live our Czarina!" btie kissed her hand to her guests and then disappeared. A few - moments la'er she entered her private cabinet, where she found Dr. Lostocq, her French physician, M. de la Chetardie, the French Minister to Rus sia, besides several superior officers of the famous Life Guard Regiment Preo-brazeni-ky.' " Every thing is ready, Your Imperial Highness," said the Doctor to the Grand Duchess. The latter looked at the officers of the Life Guard Regiment. "Can I trust your regiment?" she asked. "We will go through fire and water for our Czarina!" they replied enthusi astically. " You know, if we fail, officers," she rejoined, slightly inclining her proud bead, '' the scaffold awaits you. If you succeed, each of you will receive three hundred thousand roubles and a regi ment of his own." " We will succeed. Czarina 1" cried the officers. " Then proceed to the Imperial Palac-V she said ; " Dr. Lestocq will go with you, and tell you what to do." They wrapped themselves up in their costly furs, and left the room, shouting enthusiastically: " Long live our (Jzarina I" She returned to her guests, and the officers, headed by Lestocq, hastened to the barracks of the Preobraszensky Guards. They found their soldiers under arms ready to march. "forward to the imperial Palace! shouted Colonel Samineff to them. Thev tramped silently through the deep snow. Upon their arrival at the Imperial ralace, they dismissed the sen tinels, and with crossed bayonets rushed up the great staircase. At the landing they were met by a beautiful, fair-haired woman, who held an lntant in her arms. " What do you want?" she said, in ter ror, to the officers that headed the column. " How dare you invade the palace of your legitimate Czar ?" bhe held up her mtant. It was only three months old, and yet it was under the name of Ivan the Third, Emperor of all the Russias ! He is not the Czar,', shouted Lestocq, brutally. " Our Czarina is hilizabeth I" " Traitor!" replied the lady, who was no other than Anna of Lourland, the mother of the infant Czar. " You shall mount the scaffold !" " Enough ! enough !" cried Lestocq. " Send her and her brat down stairs. Put her into the carriage." " What is all this?" asked a man who suddenly appeared by the side of Anna. He was her husband, Prince Anthony Ulrick, of Brunswick, a lazy, indolent sort of fellow. " Take him down stairs, too 1" ordered Lestocq. Several guardsmen hustled Anna, who was speechless with terror, and who closely clasped her little son, Ivan, to her bosom, down stairs. Others dragged her husband after her. In front of the palace a large traveling coach awaited them. They were thrust into it, and the watchman, who sat by the side of the coachman on the box, whispered to the latter: "To Riga!" The ride lasted twenty-four hours. During these twenty-four hours, not withstanding the inclemency of the weather, not a morsel of food was given to the prisoners. At Riga they were delivered, in a truly deplorable condition, to the com mander at the citadel. " Put them into a solitary cell and have them watched with the utmost vigilance. If they escape you will loose your head. Such are the orders of Her Majesty, our new Empress Elizabeth." In the mean time Elizabeth had been proclaimed everywhere as the legitimate Czarina. The old Russian party supported her. except the ecclesiastics, who refused to believe in the story that Ivan III was dead. That story was circulated by Elizabeth and her instruments, and the most rigorous measures were adopted to prevent any body from circulating the report that the young Czar was still alive. Meanwhile Ivan and the ill-fated parents remained for eighteen months at Kiga, then they were taken to the gloomy State Prison at Dunamunde, from which young Ivan was transferred to the fortress at O ran ienbaum, while his parents were sent to Castle Kolomo- gori, where they were better treated, but Anna died there heart-broken in March, 1746. Her husband survived there twenty-nine years longer. At uranienbaum the boy uzar was purposely made an idiot, and. horrible to say, a drunkard. His keepers gave him, when he was only seven years old, six or seven bottlcu of strong wine daily. They gorged him with indigestible food, and treated him as if it was their bounden duty to deaden his mental faculties. disgusting idiot. She fainted, and when he left the room she exclaimed : Great God! Great God! Can I have done thisf ' Nevertheless, she sent him to a cell in tne fortress of Schlusselburg, where they gave him plenty to eat, more to drink ana nne ciotnes, ior tne iuioi czar had become ridiculously vain of his personal appearance. lizabeth died on the zatn oi .Decem ber, 1761, and Peter the Third, the hus band of Catharine ot Anhalt-zerbst, who became in less than two years ruler of Kussia, became Czar, hie then only learned that Ivan was still alive. He visited the poor idiot at Schlusselburg, and was horror-struck at his aDoerrance. " Poor youth !" he said compassion ately to Ivan ; " suppose i take you to St. Petersburg. There I and my wife Catharine will make life pleasant for you. Ivan flew into a paroxysm of rage. "1 will kill you! ' he cried, "you and Catharine both. I will kill both of you!" Peter III rushed in terror from the cell, and ordered Ivan to be taken to the terrible Fort Wexholm, in Lake Ladoga. During the trip thither Ivan and his keepers were nearly drowned. Peter was murdered on July 9, 1762, by order of his wifr, Catharine, who im mediately caused lvan ill to be brought back to his dungeon at Schlus selburg. There he remained four years, when a most terrible -catastrophe that put a summary end to nis in-starred lile took place. One of the Lieutenants of the garri son of Schlusselburg was young Vassilli Mirovitch, a grandson of the famous comrade-in-arms of Mazeppa, in the war of Charles All against f eter the Great. Peter the Great had confiscated the vast estates of the rebel Mirovitch whose grandson had vainly implored the impress Catharine to restore his patri mony to him. When he found out that Ivan was confined at Schlus-elburg, Vassilli Miro vitch immediately plotted for his libera tion. He came near attaining his object, for forty soldiers of the garrison penetrated with him into the prison, after mortally wounding the Colonel, AJexei Beredori- kon, and they reached the door of lvan : dungeon. Mirovitch broke it open with an ax. but, whenheentrredthedungeon,hewas confronted by two leering scroundrels named Vlusief and Threkin, who asked him what he wanted. " Where is the Czar Ivan?" he cried. "There he lies dead!" they replied, sneeringly. " We have just cut his throat." "By whose orders?" he cried, furi ously. " By orders of Her Maiesty Catharine the Second." They seized and shackled him. The sjldiers rushed back to their quarters. Mirovitch's tongue was cut out and he was then beheaded. This was the last act in the terrible tragedy of Ivan's life." TOPICS FOR FARMERS, But even in Russia, at that glnomv period, prison walls were not thick enough to prevent these horrors from becoming known to the people. Eliza beth had become unpopular, and the old .Russians began to raise boldly the cry of lAing live tne tjzar ivan i" A fanatical monk, whose name is un known, succeeded in abducting Ivan HI irom uramenoaum. liut he was pur sued, and caught with the preciousboy at Smolensk. The monk was cruelly tortured to death, but refused to divulge the names oi nis accomplices. What became of Ivan in the next few years is unknown, but in 1756 he was a prisoner in a subterranean cell at a con vent on Lake Valdai. In the month of August of that year Count Shouvaloff, Elizabeth's favorite, took him to St. Petersburg, where the Empress saw her victim. Ivan the Third, at that time, was a A Home in Greenland. Evening is the liveliest time in the Greenland hut. Then the bright lamps are burning, the kettles and pots (made of soapstone) all steaming and boiling over each lamp, the women busily chat ting at their work, and half-naked chil dren running about on the warm rein deer skins on the sledge behind them. This is the scene going on before us. The seal-hunter has j'ust arrived home from after his day's toil en the sea, and while he is hanging up his lines, Lis water-proof gloves, and other parapher nalia, a piece of skin is drawn forth from beneath the ledge and spread be fore him. Its contents the small dried fish called " angmagsat," or capeling he eats in silence," weary as he is. This is only a preliminary meal, an appetiz ing pastime, while the more substantial things over the lamp are getting ready and it does not take long to boil seal flesh. After the fish he takes a draught from the water-pail behind the door. The skin curtain of the ledge, hiding the mysteries of the lower regions, is once more drawn aside, and the skin, with the remnants, disappearing t ehind it, to join a host of the most heterogen eous articles. A good deal of talking in the relating line, or in chattering, prat tling, merry-making style, is generally going on. What I remember .most dis tinctly from my many visiwand stays in the Greenland huts are the stories and scrip tions of the men relative to their sea adventures, accompanied by the most animated gestures, showing bow the seal had first appeared and then dived down again on his approaching it; how he (the hunter) in his turn had lingered iwuuiu tin tue animai, maae incautious by succeeding silence, again rose to the , c 1 . I i . 1 1 , 11 suriace; auuiae iiumer, leauing Dacx with a graceful movement, shows how he resolutely swept across a long surge Q n rl no m a nritliln tqooIi tf i a m n W took aim, and threw his harpoon and bladder float ; how the wounded animal dived and again came to the surface. and so forth. In fact, he paints the scene in lively colors, as we listen in rapt attention. My brother, who had a lively comprehension and a great talent for mimicry, had-in after years in Den mark oiten had to act the part of a seal hunter, and it strikes me that I had my self a part in a play representing an un successful whale hunt. Certainly we had many an hour of amusement in the Greenland cottages. No doubt we were very unpretending and easy to please ; but why criticise the means when the re sult is happiness? And happy we un doubtedly were, alike in the dark frosty days, with the moon shining down upon us at noontide, and in the calm, delight- iui summer times with its bright sunlit nights. ' Shetland Dainties. The luxuries of Shetland are what some people would never dream of. Une morning 1 had been in Lerwick about ten days our landlady brought up ior orcaxiast a weii-griiied bird. bhe thought we might like a scorie hv way of a change." In my ignorance, I Knew not tnen tne meaning ot a scorie. Upon asking my friend opposite, he re plied with much clearness, " What is a scorie T -why -just a scone." I con cluded it was some kind of game pecu liar to Shetland and I had already dis covered tnat dainties were rare, and that nothing must be too rashly despised. It was very good ; tender and. delicate ; and in the end X learned that it was nothing but a young sea-gull ; a gull of the first year ; when its feathers are yet fray, and it has not long used its wings, lost people would dislike the idea of eating a sea-gull ; perhaps I should have done so in any other place than Shet land ; I can only say that I returned to the charge another day, and without re luctance. It is a very eatable bird, without suspicion of . fishiness. unless cooked when a little too old. The Shet- landers will not, as a rule, eat these scones, iney go turtner ana tare worse much worse. While despising scories which are easily obtained, they will take a great deal of trouble to secure a young cormorant. They cook and eat these cormorants, which are coarse, impossi ble food to any one but a Shetlander. They also make them into soup which they think delicious ; a strong, unctuous liquid that, from its appearance, must possess some of trie more wholesome, though not agreeable qualities of cod- liver oil. The Poetry of the Farm. S. Q. Lent writes in the Sural New Yorker: do not mean that kind of a i ingle which is put together by people who go from towns into the country, ana alter a short sojourn of a few days, enjoying tne pure air ana specially prepareu palatial delicacies, go into rhapsodies over country life ; who frame their nice compliments for the farmer in words like these: "How delicious is country life!" "The farmers must be the happiest people on the earth !" " I should be in elysium had I the owner ship of a farm like this I" All this is stuff, and is easily conjured up for the occasion. But there is a real poetry connected with farm life that is indorstd with both rhvme and rhythm, and the production of it is not due to any chance sojourner who partakes of the bounties without the toil. This poetry is made by the farmer and his own household. There is less of it written than there might be, for there is a world of latent ability and the lines are not written upon chance slips of paper in stolen moments,' but impressed upon human hearts, to be read there in all the years ot a liletime. Beautiful trees, ornamental nower bor ders, taste ul surroundings, all those beautiful things that give charm to a country home, are the inspiration lo the poetry of the farm ; and if I could im press upon my brethren of the country the fact that they have a great deal of talent lying dormant for making this poetry, I should be doing a better work than in writing columns of the best kind of dissertation upon the culture of roots, wheat, corn, or oats. " It is all very well for newspaper talk, and sounds very nicely on paper," says the farmer friend. " but when you come to scratch for a large family, and eret wherewith to feed their mouths and cover their bodies with passable clothing, there is little time to write your poetry by fussing with flower beds, cutting off the door-yard grass every weex, ana ail that sort of thing." But I do not hesitate one moment in making a reply to this, that there is enough time, labor and ingenuity wasted upon the farm to render it a model of grace and beauty. There is a principle implanted in our natures that craves food as lustily as our svmiacns, ana as many people die from the want of it as from the need of food to build up their bodies. I refer to that love of bpauty and beautiful things, which, if gratified, stimulates to right action, commendable exertion and living thoughtfulness, without which we might as well be so many sticks and stones. Men can live upon potatoes and salt, with but very little in addition, for a time: they can be satisnea, unaer necessity, to move about in uncomely fabrics; but contentment under such circumstances is out of the question for anv length of time. As means are gathered, it is considered no matter of extravagance to have the best of food in variety, and to be ciotnea tasreiuiiy in fine apparel. Time ana tnougni oi tne most earnest type are given to tnese. Much less. then, ought it to be counted idle expenditure to attempt to satify a higher desire of the human heart to embellish a home with tasteful surround ings that will hold its occupants under the most tender subjection to the true, the beautiful, and the good. There is a molding power m each flower ana shrub, which exhibits its effects in the govern ment of the family; and in the mellow nature which results from the position in which is placed in the heart the memories of these attributes of the childhood's home. Who can cite a happy home, overflow ing with general good nature and family affection, without the accompaniment of beautiful things in its outward adorn ment. The two go hand-in-hand. The outer circle is an index to the inner one. "We guess the pulp be fore we cut the peel." There is warmth of soul engendered by the effort put forth on the embellishment ot a home, which affects the conduct of each member of the family. , In its powers it is akin to religion. There is one thought in connection with this adornment of the exterior home that to me is a grand one. We are not working for ourselves alone. The crops of grain, the vegetables and fruits of the orchard, which we develop, may be entirely to our own benefit ; but the beauties we add to our premises are the property of the neighborhood, and even the stranger without the gates has an interest there safely invested. They not only bring comfort and happiness to others, but matenal possessions. . Hivery dollar or day s work exp nded on trees. flowers, lawn or hedges, is invested for the benefit of the whole country about. More than this, the value is not lost when we leave the treasures, but with all the added increments of the years, they are handed down a possession to futurity. ' . Whittier appropriately put the thought in rhyme : No medicine is such a complete specific for parasites on animals and fowls as the dust, and the finest dust that can be procured, for the purpose. .Nothing is more preservative oi tne health of animals than dust, and in summer, when it can be procured by them without the aid of man, they al ways do best. It should be well sprinkled and freely scattered from the head to the tail, along the backbone, using an abundance of this most excel lent and cheapest of all cattle medicines. The agricultural report of 1869 showed that the amount of cheese made in the United States in 1860 was 103, 663,927 pounds, and this was increased in 1877 to 240 000,000 pounds; while the exports have increased from 15,515, 79 for the year ending June 30, 1850, to oi,b7,oua pounds lor the year end ing June 30, 1877. From the same source we learn that the demand for American cheese in- English markets is increasing, and one cheese seller in Chesterfield admits that for every ton of English cheese he sells, thirty tons of American make find a ready market. CARLYLE says " England is populated by forty million souls mostly fool." Tommy seems to be perfectly at home in Jngland. " For he who blesses moat is blessed, - And God and man shaU own bis worth, Who toils to leare as his bequest Aa added beauty to the earth." ITEMS FOB FIELD AND SOUSE. The pansy is called stepmother by the Germans. There are five flags and five seats or chairs. The biggest flag, the mother, occupies two seats ; the next two, her own daughter, each one seat and the last two flag', her step daughters, nearly always clad in dark mourning colors, they have to sit both together upon one chair only. Wood ashes is said to be a sure pre ventive of rot in grapes. Simply scrape away the top sou about the roots of the vines, and spread upon them irom a bushel to a bushel and a half of coal ashes with which considerable wood has been burned. The foliage will receive I more or less dusting during the opera tion, and the grapes will be entirely free from rot or mildew. Soot is not only a good thing to drive away insects, but is also a very power ful stimulant. The ammonia it contains readily mixes with moisture that comes in contact with it, and makes plants feel good, so to speak. The carbon and sulphurous gases in it also add to the health of plants. Therefore don't waste soot; store it as you would gold, for it is useful in the economy of life. Cleanliness of the skin is as nec essary for the health of the horse as for that of the man. The skin exfaliates or throws off in scales the used up por tion, and this dusty matter should be brushed out of the coat. The irritation of brushing stimulates the skin and facilitates this healthful action, but the irritation should not be too severe. A moderately hard brush is preferable to a sharp currycomb. Few things would pay a grain grow ing farmer better than to raise peas for pigs. No manner how " buggy " the peas may be, the bugs or beetles remain in the peas until about the first of Novem ber, and when the peas are fed out be fore this time, the pigs will eat peas and bugs together, and there will be little loss. Nothing makes firmer or better pork or lard than peas, and the manure from pea-fed pigs Mexceedingly rich. Horses should have a feeding of roots daily. Nothing is so good as carrots for them, but if they are not at hand, wash a few potatoes clean, and pound them and add meal. As an alterative, and to aid digestion, roots are needed in the spring. Cattle eat a greater variety than horses, and potatoes, turnips, beets, or carrots are not refused. Parsnips might be grown with profit for cattle, ana wintered in the ground. A Blighted Pleasure. Billy Spoonaker enjoyed the taste of new bliss the other evening. That is to say, he experienced that exquisite teeling ot soothing content and ex till aratmg serenity that makes itself at home in the youthlul breast when its owner for the hrst time hnds himself bowing over a marble-top table, watch ing the dancing light in a pair of eyes brighter than hope, while - the most be witching of rosy lips wade into the ice cream, and make the silliest nothings the most precious gems of speech, lhat s the way it seemed to Billy. Ut course he will get over it before the bleak frosts of autumn nip the potatoe vines ana make him chatter, in his over-worn summer suit, as he wonders why in cr-r-r-r-eation a woman wants to make a refrigerator of herself all the year round ; but just at that time he was un dergoing an ecstatic flutter about the heart that filled his soul with Bingicg birds and honeysuckle, ihe boy lelt on crood terms with all the world, and didn't worry about expenses. He smiled as easy as going to sleep, and said witty things without knowing it till after ward. Oh, it was jolly I They cooed and chatted and hah-hahed, and then fell into confidential whimpers, occasionally looking in the direction of another couple across the way, but scarcely no ticing them. Xnot so, however, the other party. The man was eying Billy with a wicked look, and when at length he got up and started for the cashier's desk the man followed and tapped him on the shoulder. bee here, youngster, he said, with a thick breath, " I want a word or two with you privately. Come this way, if you please," and the stranger stepped outside oi the door. Billy was in a fog, and a little scared. He didn't like the looks of the fellow. and wondered what he could want with him, but followed with some reluctance. " bee here, boy, taid the man, taking firm hold on Billy's shoulder, " 1 want to know what sort of remarks you was making about my wife to that gal iu there. Tell me at onest, or I'll larrup the ground with ye !" and the stranger gave him a look that made his marrow quiver, Why, bless your life, sir," said Billy in a shaky voice, " I never noticed your wife, and didn t say a word about her. didn t think of such a thing." "That won't go down, little one. I had an eye on you, and time and again 1 saw you both look over our way, an then go to gigglin'. Was you makin' fun of Mariars clothes? I want to know," and the man give him a cruel shake. " I tell you, sir, 'pon honor, we didn't once think ot your wile. Maybe we might have looked over that way, but we didn't notice either one of you. We were talking about something else all the time, and laughing at our own talk. indeed we were. 1 don't go about mak ing fun of people, sir I was better raised." Well, bang me, if I don't half be lieve you, bub, an' I axes yer pardon. Blow me, though, if 1 couldn t ' a swore you was passin' remarks about Mariar's clothes, an then titterin' about it to the little school-gal with ye. I know she's not rigged up as gay as some wo men, sonny, an Bhe don t nam on no great sight o' style, but she's as good as the best oi em, an though she am t to say purty, she knows how to keep the house lookin' as neat as a show winder, an' she kin make a bushel of pertaturs hold out in hard times eq'al to anything that wears calico, an' that's what makes me say, little one, that whoever under takes to have a gay time by pokin' fun at her when I'm around will wake up the worst hornet's nest he ever stum bled over. Hows'mever, there's no harm done, Johnny, an' I'm mighty glad of it. You're a bright little feller, an' I'd hate like sin to have to give ye a spankin' afore the gal, which I should a'done had things turned out the way I thought tbey was. It's a blamed good joke, ain't it?" and the man laughed with a most aggravating guffaw as he went back to rejoin his wife. But Billy felt bad and put out, and was nearly mad enough to cry. It was too bad just when he was feeling so grand and important: to have this great burly man come along and call him " bub," and " sonny," and crush him to The Groves of Blarney." .Correspondent of the Reading Times. The celebrated "Groves of Blarney" make up the park adjacent to the castle. They are noted for their magnificent trees, snruooery ana nowers, unsur passed probably in Ireland for pictur esque beauty and charming landscape enects. we saw nothing equal to them elsewhere. Some f the grand old elm trees are at least five feet in diameter, and fifteen in circumference, with out spreading branches covering a space of more than one hundred feet. Nearly every tree in the grove is festooned with ivy from its roots to its topmost branches. The grounds, the lawns, the meadows, and the pastures are covered with wild flowers, among them the rhododendron. which was seen in its perfection, of va rious shades, more beautiful than the pecimens exhibited at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The white blossoming hawthorn grows here to the altitude of a good-sized pear tree, which it much resembles. Ihe red hawthorn. which also grows to the height of twenty or thirty feet, is a gorgeous tree now in 11 bloom. The furze bushes, about the size of our mountain laurel, grow up spontaneously all over the country, and its bright yellow flowers, now in bloom, are a prominent feature of the land.?cape. Ihe ' Uroves of Blarney, adjoining the castle, it is said, were formerly adorned with statues, grottoes, fountains, and bridges, but if so these have entirely disappeared, and there are no vestiges of them now, except the modern bridges, which are all of stone and very substantial. But we have the flowers just the same as ever, in all the freshness of their ancient beauty. Croker, in his songs of Ireland, wrote of them thus: etwentoe Maearery mt ttas a(e Is Dr. Tobias' e bra ted Venetian Llnlraeat! years be fore the bUc, and warranted to care Diarrhea. Dysentery, Colic, and Spasms, taken internally: and Croon, Chronic Rheumatism. Bore Throats, Cnta, Bmises, Old Sores, and Pains in the Limbs, Back, and Chest, externally. It has never failed. No family will erer be without it after once erring it a fair trial. Price, 4 cents. Da. TOBIAS' VENETIAN HORSM, LINIMENT. In Pint Bottles, at Ono Dollar, ia war ranted superior to any other, or NO FAY, for the rare of Colic, Cnta. Bruieee. Old Sores, etc Sold by all Drnrriats. Depot ! Park Place. New York. Homes in Minnesota. r - ItoUaura. THIRTY .rlVlt MILLION bushels of Oats, Lkrn, Kye, Barlev, Buckwheat, and Potatoes, -worth over Twenty Mtlllesi IMtllaura Four hun dred and Fire FlutBUU .!, Fifteenhnn dred and Elerea Kaiia T-Jxel"IMMe. Tha GreatestMillingCoM- FTflRM tryifl tbe World The Beat Water Pow 1 lUU.UUI.tr in the1 U. 8. One HnaMUred anal Twenty tbsaaud Ham Peser at !t. Anthony Falls alone, r lf K 111 K nRKII MIL.1.IO rM.Tsf Lsaarr Wavered. GHEAT MUSH rOB VMU1UJS nxiKAX L.AKVS. Immense Irnmiqraton in T7nn 1878. NothinglikelteTerknown. Twenty rill 1 trts Hundred milea nr aanreaa, anaererr train crowded. Land offices besieged with throngs of applicants. Wisconsin, Iowa and Kansas also com ing, we Inrite the werKl Into tne em " er tne NorthweM. Iwenty-ttve Million Aerea mt Latnel aHaltlai settlement. 1 finn Free Boies, me Schools, Free Lasis. mil Pamphlrts of Klajhly sawa with a nne W Han will be Bent, poet-paid to KVERY APfll t'ASI r everywhere, to every eanntry, the world over. Apply to JUHN W. tUU, fcee'y mt State Board rimnstarrataaMa. Hi. rani. Biaae The groves of Blarney, They look so charming, Down by the purlibg Of sweet, Bilent streams ; 'Tis there the daisy A ud the sweet carnation, ' ' The bloomiog pink And the rose so fair, The daff.idowndilly, Likewise the lily And all the flowers that scena The sweet fragrant air." Artificial flower makers have pro duced laithtui copies ot peas in the pod, strawberries imbedded in natural leaves. and trailing sprays of the scarlet-flower ing bean, with the bean and the scarlet nower on the same stem. One of the most original bonnets of the season was composed wholly of strawberries at their various stages ol growth from small and green to large and brilliant red. The leaves in which they were partly hidden were so strictly copied that they could only he detected by the touch. P VHBI51' 3 1 firmly believe Fellows' Hypo phosphitea has done more good thaa any medicine yet discovered in the core of Consumption, Bronchitis. Asthma, Whooping Cough aad kin dred diseases. ' W. H. THOMPSON. Teleeranh Ststion. Harbour Grace, Kewfouadland. J . Persons Buffering from Impure . blood, or whose health i coins: ' away, either aa ministers or those who atady cleaety. will find Fellowa' Syrup of Hypophosphitee the ma terial to build them up, and the tonic to keep thane there. R- CLAY. Prowash, N. 8. Each effort 'of the mind, every act of the body, will extract a volume of nervous element in proportion to the magnitude of the thought or action, and since Fellows' Hypophospites really wiU supply the su enVn to the body, it must support the human machine suc cessfully after the vigor of youth is pest. m A bale and Reliab.e bnbstilate for Qlliuinay The only 25 cent AGUE REMEDY lasa- t: The Markets. CINCINNATI. Flour Extra, $4 1094 35 ; firing, (4 7ku5 40; patent, 16 75s7 411; family, 4 otKaio. superfine, S3 10.5(3 2i; low grades, f2 602 76. Kye flour, $3 03 25. Grain Wheat, prime to choice rea, tfoc.'fai no: prune to cooice amoer nui ana white, 9c.Sl 05. Bye, 6557c Corn, 894uc Oats, 2630c. Hay, prime timothy, $&39. Hess pork, 9 6a)10. Laid, prime kettle, 7(37c Cotton, 9lc. INDIANAPOLIS. Flour Fancy, S 60(36; family, (4 60S. Grain Wheat, No. 2 red, 98c. (aSl. Corn, new Western mixed. 85c Oas. 24Hb 25c Rye, 50c. Bulk Meats Snouldera, 4c ; clear nosiaes, oc. Lara, vc cmgar-picuea nams, 9c noes, S3 40(8(3 60. LOUISVILLE. Flour- Extra, 3($3 25: extra family, (3 764 25; A No. 1, 4 60(35. Grain- Wheat, No. 2 red, 90c: amber and white. 95c. Corn, white, 42gc; mixed, 89c Oats, mixed, 2Sc. Hav. O'all per ton. ' Mem nork. S9 MiaiO. Lard, choice leaf, in tierce, Sc.; choice, in kegs, 9c Cotton, llc NEW Y ORK. Flour No. 2, tt 75 3 60; auper- nne Biaie ana western, ts ou(cV w; common to good extra Western and State, f4(34 80; good to choice Western and State, 94 355 7og common to choice white wheat Western extra, 5 80(36 60; fancy white wheat Western extra, $6 6-Sg)7 75; common to good extra Ohio, $45 75; common to choice extra St. Louis, (4 107; Minnesota patent process, 16 7. Rye flour, S33 SO. Grain Wheat, 81(31 25; rye, 6367Hc; corn, 40(nV:0c.: oats. 30a 36c. Mess pork, new, 110 2510 60. Lard, prime steam, 1 Liymi.Lic coium, 11 -IDC. PHILADELPHIA Flour- Western superfine, 53 55 ; W estern extras, $4 25 ; Minnesota extra family, 54 75(35 25: Pennsylvania extra familv. to 25(3 5 75; high grades and Minnesota patent process. 6 7 50. Grain Wheat, Pennsylvania amber, $1 12 1 16; western winter rod, SI 084M 11; Penn sylvania white, SI 20. Corn, yellow Western, 46c; mixed Western, 4444c Oats, white West ern. 30t32c : western mixed. 29a30c. Mess pork. new, 8'J 75 a 10 25. Petroleum, crude in barrels, e(SJic; rennea test, ii(a)'ic STOCK MARKETS. ' and all MILIUM a. l.tSUAfelv!, j Sold by all Drneglatii. u.tll"! FRES rveelpt of price. Write to DUNDAH DiCK a (-., V ...tk tsTmswr, Haw Yoaa, lor tnclr tea cent 1-o.ik, mjtlra to tot readers Ol UOapapar FREE " appitcaifoa. THE SCIENCE OF LIFE OR SELF-PRESERVATION. Two hundredth edition, revised and enlarged, jnst published. It is a standard medical work, tne beet in the nglish language, wr.tten by a phvaician of great exoeiience. to whom n awarded a gold andjewelett ixJ&l by the National ueaical Association. i tains beautiful and very expensive ateel plateengrav lngs. Three hundred pages, more than fifty valuable prescriptions for all forms of prevailing diseases, the result of uny years of extensive and successful prac tice. Bouna in rencn ciotn : price oniy '" mail. The Loiiian Lancet wa: "No person abould. bo ithont this valuable book. The autbor is a nooie- benefactor." An ilhttArated sample sent to all ot re ceipt of Scents for pontafe. Ad D. W. H. PAKKiK. tin a Rnlrineh-af Ronton. The author mar be con sulted on aU diseases requiring skill and experience. SWEET iN AT Y CifiwiilMSkdToliaccii earth by talking about " spanking," in a voice loud enough for the angel in side to hear every word. No wonder he was glum and gloomy the rest of the evening, and made no witty speeches during the promenade to his charmer's home. There will be no giggling over the frigid cream next time. Awarded hi .heat nr-im mt rvntentifatl Exrjosilioo for fi" chewing eotttet and exeeBenee and lotting chnr aeter of netetetiiiig and flavoring. The best tobacco f er made. Aa our bine atrip trade-mark la closely 1 jitated on inferior froxla. Fee that Jtrkmn't Btrt S en every plus. Sold by all d.-al-v. Sen.1 lor sampler free, to C. A. J-tciSOS A Co Mfrs- Petersburg, Ta. PRICKLEY OMFREY. This new forase olant is eeoeciallv adaoted for feed ing and fattening hogs and other stock, and for in creasing the milk of cows. It comes earlier, lasts later, and produces far more forage than, any other crop, giving from Ml to 0 tons per acre in the reaeon on average land, it ia not affected by drought. leldmg heavy cuttines when other vegetation is at a standstill. It does uot surfeit or salivate, and is eaten with avidity by hogs, cows and horses. Can oe pianiea at any time, except in severe iroer. Oo ea m.Oe l.wow Ke-M. at PHILir HtlHlaAT, KIIH 0l, TA. CONSUMPTION CAN BE CURED. PI I.HOV l is a certain Tcm-xlif for the cues of CONSUMPTION ni all diseases of the Lsmn and Triraavt. It invigorates the bra n. tones op the system, makes. tne weak strong, and is pleasant to take. Price One Dollar ner ho: tie at Drneriata- or common steers, 1,000 to 1,200 lbs., S3 804 J ; light I sent by the Proprietor on receipt of price. A pamphlet butcnera . S3 904 16. bneep Western, S3 7a. I containing valul.e a-Ivu-e to Cuas-ujIPTIV Ea- CTNCTNN ATI. Beef Ouie common. mmHic: fair to medium, 2Aa3c ; good to choice butchers' grades, Zf4c ; fair to good shippers, 434c j fair to good heavy oxen. 234(ra33c s fair to good leeuers, d(ac ior ugni ana neavy qualities. snerp common to lair. H'-.fttsc and good to cooice. 3K3c. Hogs Common, 2 603; fair to good light, 3 0'45'; fair to good packing grades, S3 50i5 3 70: selected butchers. -S 70 8 76. BUFFALO. Beef Cattle Choice steers, S4 80 o zu; gooa snippers, c-i ou(a u; meaium, ou; Positive, but Mistaken. Many a person recalling something he intended to do, feels and expresses the utmost certainty that he did it. We should always allow the possibility of our own mistake. The Evansville (Wis.) Independent tells of a clergyman who illustrated this in the case of a mis directed letter : Rev. Mr. put a ten-dollar bill in a letter and directed it to a distant office. Days, weeks, and months passed away, and the letter did not reach its destination. The good old clergyman naturally mourned his loss. A year passed. He came into the office. Said Mr. N., " Have you heard from your lost letter yet?" " No, sir." " Well, I think I can get your money for you. There is a new regulation, by which, if a man can swear positively that he directed his letter to the in tended place, the government will make good his loss. Can you make the re quired oath ?" " Most certainly I can," said the clergyman, and gave his reasons for be ing positive. Mr. N. then produced the lost letter, which had been directed to an office in a different State from the one intended, and for a year had lieen traveling in a search for the right office, and at lust been retured to the sender. 'Ihe old gentleman looked over the letter in mute astonishment. He at last took in the whole situation, and raising his hand, he said, " Well, I should have perjured myself before God.'l Moral : Don't be too positive. Hoes Yonkers. S3 60ra3 75: heavies. S3 60vot8 80. NEW YORK. Beef Cattle Sales made in Wash ington Market at 4(o)6c. per lb. for Texas sides, and 67c. for native sides, east Side slaughterers obtained 78c. for Btrictly prime sides Sheep ana i-am us yini-lc aies were maae at rj6Ve. per lb for Soutnern and Western lambs, and &24 4c ior fheep: a few Jersey lambs sold at 7c, ana a carl ad of light Coloradosheep at S3 el per 100 lbs. Hoes Alive 1(34 10. EASI L1BEK1Y, PA. Hogs Yorkers, S3 75(9 3 90 per li 0 lbs. Philadelphias. S3 954 16. Sheep Selling at $3(34, and market full. WOOL. In Philadelphia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, double extia and above, 34 u 35c.: estra, 84ra-c : medium, Hf(al37c coarse. 33c.; New York, Michigan, Indiana and Western fine, 32 ftt3-lc ; meaium, oa'4- be: coarse, sz ; comning, wasnea. 3(a4ua ; comoing unwasnea.zsfwaic ; uan ada combing. 37(a9c. : fine unwashed. 22(oV2?c coarse and medium unwashed, 2530c Colorado fine and medium. 18&25c-; Colorado coarse, for car pets, I4(t$i7c.; extra ana Merino puuea, so e 33c iexas nne ana meaium, is'c ; xexas 14glC. T he Meat and Moat Eeonnnatead Housekeepers are givintr the cheap, adulter ated baking powders a " wide berth," and why? .Because experience bas taught tnem that an absolutely pure, full strength, full weight article, such as Dooley's Yeast Powder, which never fails to produce light, wholesome and nutritious biscuits, muffins. rolls, waffles and griddle cakes of all kinds, is by far the cheapest and most economical. Steck Hall. One of the most charming halls for concerts in ew York citv is the justly celebrated Steck Hall. No. 11. E. 14lh Street. The seating capacity is about 500, ami tne acoustic properties of the building are so excellent that they surpass those of auy other similar establishment, connected wiih this ha 1 are the warerooms of the re nowned Steck pianos, the manufacture of which was started a quarter ot a century ago by Mr. Geo. Steck. These instruments are unrivaled for tone and durability, and have taEen the hrst prixe at the Vienna exhibi tion in 1S73, and at Philadelphia in 1876. The firm, iu full sympathy with the times. offer intending purchasers every possible inducement as to prices and terms. Wilhopt's Fever and Ague Tonic. This medicine is used by construction corn- many certificates of actital cl'BRS. and full direc tions for ueing accoiupaiiis earh bottle, or will be maU free to any address. OoCAU U. aLOSLS, IS Cort tanar. street, n-w YorK. CHICKERI1TG INSTITUTE The Largest Boliool for Youth and YoungMen in the WeBt. 25 TEARS' STASDIXG 14 Teachers. A thorough Classical, Scientific, or Business Course of Study. Preparation for the beet Colleges guar anteed. Address, i. B. CHICKERIMG. Cincinnati. O. HIAHEBv Aadren C. CI. HtPTM, Demit, Mich., for Circular of Boomer A Boech ert Press and Grater, Clark's Cloth and Rack Crib, Netscher's Vinegar Generator ( makes A eallons 3ft arrain Yineaarfrom one bushel of Apples). Cider-keening eolution w rremtrd to hold Cider), Fruit aad t'ider Kinds of Cider Mill supplier. CIDER Evaporators, and all GfcO MTRCK a flAiVO lORTIW Received the Hi&rheet Awards. Only gold medal at the World's Fair, Vienna, 173. First medal and diploma at the Centennial. Philadelphia, 176. I'm 1 ing these hard times the Steck Piano will be sold at ! factory price. For illustrated catalogue and teitnn, j apply to nearest Agent, or to Headquarters, 3io. ' sr . 1 t) . a. T V W $10 to $25 erIin,e"our0rA..l i. 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ItAIIKerw. i, mi ....... . . . panics for the benefit of their employees, I AGENTS, READ THl5 1 lets, joe I We will rr Airent a mIj-v ratww pernaata Clara Louise Kellogo thinks news paper men are only fit to be squeezed as much as possible and then abandoned That denendu upon the ' spirit of the press."" Breakfast Table. Insanity is no cause for divorce in Wisconsin. They think a person must be crazy in the first place to marry. when enraged in malarial dia;ricts. hiehest testimonials have been given by con tractors and by the presidents of some ef me leauiug raiiruaue iu me ouuiuauu rv cat. Wnen men are congregated in large num bers in the neighborhood of swamps and rivers, W lboft's Tonic will prove a valuable addition to the stock of medicines, and will amply reward the company in the saving of time, labor and money. We recommend it to all. Wheeixick, Finlay & Co., Pro prietors, New Orleans. For Sale by am. Druggists. Wm. T. 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