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I,4 i ~ aItlie plpoge to givthe,reset r of the 1nmes tte&bt sand Mgare ýwiche have re sled 2~hen this experle ie, which will interest evri 4y.*,aºwo. i ered froin-the"Oper teta.es of or ai ops; sand i., ooneequently desir. .. u.tincrease his income, or,; at least, lessen o7 sri gipa tems o Aite borgbum, broom-corn and mil. let p flbf'eady hrbrIl'~I, and at once lose tigir is inptive, qualities if grow~ near each other. By judicious care th b:: ttr "qual lt oe.Z theo sei t. ,etie resu"t in severt improv s ug r.-cntS---1n eip tely row the Northwestern State a0cto , ane a some cas ,:eXtraodinary i reslt t .Flme.Mftye as much as fourl han re gallons of syrup per acre hs beero th, return in .q jtý.and where at all wel handled th was er superior as c-Pt i to darkness. - S l one acre. But, ord preiet l tng property i3 no present ,tIv iAnt quantity to justif . the increased expensea necessary t make b sugar4"'dy its, j asofis en the aep .does. r$1 .l 1880, ( b habttie,lsgsar esaabe made., q It is not prebWea that the full extent o 4 ,- ,t50j Iq4pfeegRsPe t of the sorgHIum asf on rea on hey eOtr iis more thft e dýsht; o iidn of r snugr w e as certain ad common in ti .te Western St.rS 4 the prodgctin of i ..ourn ow is. .The erygreat uvantage a "4at tWill teorneto arth eaeltuallnter- t 'smt of thie ountry, wh6t i siacb' resutt ct:; pecur d'r sphi sease ý, be esth}11htA'L: " .A ,,il,Are agreed:t at a,eudy loam soil, a.m high:rolligland, iathe best for sor m;.If "'od hei rt," as the saying Ii, t ,ha f';t e bleof w a goo " o 'op Q9f prp, µp;better and need be de ir d. IL the ground is low it must be .drained, as, indeed, Iand,jfq~ all brops .should be. Sorghum wil also very fry et owllq i asanInJy knob t a crop of,orn Qn clay land the uan- n -ty o s and the ality f the r is also t'1U' t brWdii c14 /~l i .Cllhtil tes a large IgP tCjts s p nse of it~ sac charina pr. Many instanes are ''i~ordot ; le cane S, r,,ýr i 4i,v ', . .pecta , Ltions, e I. ,m ,.cret a~i were in dulged in, only.4t ndit4diasppoint- . ment, after long and expensive rse of t fuel-of mall quntitv oflnferior irup. n S.'*i 4 d e carefully se lected an 4-t urino the winter. About two otids are requiredP acre, thelh or .,t cdan be r n but re- twtdtld~detIni cuI'edh*ibbM, if plata ep al ,te it dp 1 be r nt is ffiult,if C o s bl e ag° std i Sha m ncr- eanter. J &L08skjIQM v&plowed, in *Oioqts o rly spring, od lagain - stirred with a trning low just before rlanting, in order to i;,aand reetl y alkuilatehke Jsntraltivation of the I * j i#b*iy Viayiu 0led off t n i marker rasking t tirhi e feet eland Drop the seed by hand. stesh nrsec S alon, from six to t q kaseeds glob hll, and cover with [hfoot abobt half .an inch, or later li6thd season, one inn deep. !1'tti hqis expected, or t laondbalently moist to spnrout dand on the hill. o tl i " 1a ' occurs, the seed 1 're VI~germinate if the g,-opp44q 9QJPq9bt them. To facilitate germaiomnyl S-e a et pla, but ,astbe i 0' ot r foo . Lt o to Wran e a ee. sn Anoo t p Same oeid to lttle o I work lebtobksaid bu and I yeasn no the mum Slowig. th et it F'fi The cane should be stripped before it one o y using a lath, ° twee* the stalks in b~oy will -asily strip Je4ay. fodder is very "-muh so as corn ct lab i cheap and ,sj'eo foddr,, whichh is. ve iilc J t pa to save the e r also the tight im ltI tl*angield. In cutting he a thfe Bill with the ieft p t offth e stalks, usually with one w aba ae the first joipt.next to the und. (Then turna so as to bring the pdtlover the place where a pile of daad d topthe cane below per joint. This part of the iutdbe caYtfully performed, any set `cft attached to the cane ia *t e. of the syrup. After ray t Cane" across the rows, the otot d on ow , the top ends sb.as to ~ enble theloader readily around the can . h ' gS.ane in each pile as 7ill trk~ul. Inthis way the be in piles,and can -be y bel6re the snow falls,, b uvery desiable food for S inter feed begnek to'get S11 all be in anrm tad, ;anldthe euttir e'yfs.t-jvillcut an acre hdij4d be piled in. , near the mill, and un er a e r, if possible, uhless it is to be ground immediately. A frost will not -njure ptanding cane. On the contrary, i light frbst will fre quently increase the quantity and quality of the ield. But a freeze will spoil the p ein It 'thaws it will turn S|ll uiiiab' It is ubaul. when i ea h, 4ected,'ordlarily about themiddle of November, to win row the canes This is done by autting the cane, unstripped, and laying it dwn if the ortow.betweep the rows in such a way that the' leaves on the tops pro tect the cane from the effects of pretty pevereees s. The same plan could be pursu here, but a better plan, which the ealisr-rlpeningof the northern ene permits, is to commence in season and get through before freezing weather. It is a tedious job o lift the cane out of the winrow, strip, 4 W *ea~is, d tapthe. tk o na .--Cor. ,Chcggo ,nas. - ;&uI; nea n ts&.s mis nutriment than three pounds of meat or many pounds diftatoe4 "Shile , I'a food'it iip every sense of the word far superio t8bthe #est'wibeeh beith' Al. though it grows spontaneously through out the Tropics, when oiittivhted its' o io qrnacre of round tyt as ree ares of or over 100 acres of potatoes. The banana, then, is the bread of millions who could not welliueS l outjt. e `t'rl it is the ifýiilpht ld bd th lati g cla*see, whilp it is no less pnied in, the isl~ud'6e (Ctua. I:ndeee, tih the .ldtter country the sugar-planters grow or chards of it expressly for the consump. tion o' ,therA ,sv o, E very day each Shand eeivt his irtion of stilt' fish or dried beef, as the case may be, and four bananas and two plantains. The banana fQ lale¶J1plantaan, fifnti~l h _ l lr #6d'a* Iýhlna -is divided into several varieties, all of n pitheronger nor stouter than a lady's forefinger. It is the most delicious and prized of all th ,e 'eqyf t~plaq tain. El plattitfh'ka dfisi8lledehy u the banana, is probably inore in demand than any other kind. It is subdivided into different varieties, the rincipal of which are teeoelow(d we see for sae'n outaabt; h e them. El platino grande-known to us i vR4I v r itiawi 'i n by, I that reaches our market is almost ten Sinches lipqg yelt op the st.hmus ! Dp-. rien there.are plantains that grow from eighteen to twenty-two inehes. They are hatrterste rw, hat breither boil. S~ .red as pre U #herd.th seMono meanwhiles had watered, our a male, adi tr4 M, fatthetp, the rd.was scolas ice, so I picked up , 1111d r r appon anie, ia0 p to the We had followed the a windi ofte glen for some five or six h nm yards, whqe, ddn.e. e I seizedmy arm,and by asit of-hstln a at isame moment, meyes met those Sel slanial!orchinbehind a aOl t aeonet more thin iteen paces from whereerst0od;o ,Don't stir," I whis S- edl;AlhaMsYttr pasnther! The least a I movement, amndi wil make a spring." I Iregan to realiserour sitaon, for even •/through the gloom q "p a we could see that the animal wasgetti h Siengeleaphadlanded him on the other a ride ot theerelk&ild , t: itnp he was iM duidoo6 lt Suaoqg the bow ofi a branch ine. 5 1EFlst was Too'ans shotgun,"' sad4 S; "he fired at the rookeria , I suppe,I r once- etlehil s were Sro g down his cheeks i s from both animal :fbow Goina to Sleep In the Day Cae*. It was not Mrl DIleni su lt that 4 he was stall man, dl nder or. dinary lreumstanes w proud i of his figure. ButhOneT st week I he came down Or6m Ch Burling- ' ton, and coulan't get i of a show in the sleeper, and ne seat' to him self was the best e could do for him 4 in the -day ear. ut he WaiWreary all the same and to sleep.,, So he 1 stowed away i valise and prepared to slumber. / He made v ry elaborate preparations, I several tim+, before he could get things fixed to sait him. First e just thrust his feet out half way ac ss the aisle and piltowed his weary ead on thewipdow.: i That was ery comfortable.: a minute or o a woman walked tit% the aisle an fell over his feet ad eamed; en a child camre along '. fell over e feet and cries; timn ,iw.an came 1 along,stumbled ovaete feet and swore, and just as Mr. DiThklewzn was begin ning to hope the processiOt was. all by, 1 the brakeman came rushia along, he stumbled over the projecting eet, made one short, unrevised remark, turned up and gave the near fot. A kick that made' every lost. sdil] rd that car draw i. his breath si il dder and .h lek~ " i sonu-onw *o 'f $ h he said th Mr. Dinkleman;i " )ld out the other one." Bnt Mr. Djinkleu a::. nothing. ie could only hold ,thnT up by the ankle,' hold it high in th 1iýr with both hands, while he swayed back and forth, held his mouth wide open and wished for a broken bridge, an open switch, or an accident policy. Then when the cessation of his agony all wed 14iýnt ;feel sleepy again, he buckle itsns ltp into the sl4e of the 'lett er,it . hid knees bra6ed against the back of the seat in front of him, his feet hadgingdown, his body erect, and his head drooping over the back of the seat. But both his feet got sound asleep long before he did, and when he stood up he fell down and all the pas sengers shook their heads, the men laughed sardonical laughs, the women said, "what a shame; such a nice, re spectable looking man, too," and the man on the wood-box unfeelingly said "too much,booze." And his hat fell off into i 'ast behind him and the man on that seat put his feet in it and spitall over it before Mr. ilnl~iemuti could find it. -,Clealy4.th twas.no wvaptosleep. - J Tji. le etirled in hiraseat like a dog on a rug, with his'kneies drawn up to tis shin, his head on the window sill and his feet braced against the end of the speat... Iii bou$ twenty minutes he 'Woke upwilli moe ches in his legs and body than he had hairs on his head. He was so sore and stiff that it was ten min-, 4gtes be ihe could, bead his elbows iOugi #get his lids ~i his pockets to ultt his i et, and th? bbldcitor got tired waiting for him at last, and said sternly, "get off at' the next station," and Mr. Diunkelu i.jtc hbear the passengers avihg. "de 'bat" and "got the bounce" and "served him right." Evi dently, no man could sleep very long in that posture and get home with any kind of a reputation. Then he tried to sit straight up and holdhisahead urp by clasping his! hands behind it, but when his hands gave way his head fell back with a snap that came so near breaking his neck he hasn't got uaeriteyst,- i rut e" lthI j passengers asked him if he did that for fun or juast 1because he liked it. Then he leaned his ahead down on the back bf the seat be fore him and dozed until he woke up with a crease in his forehead like'the brand of Vain. Then he lay down with 1it bkt4iowed on the arm of the seat, 'hd the first man that walked down the aisle jammed his head half way down into his neck, and made him feel that if, was a mockpry. Then he sat up in thi1 seatfacingthe alele, put his feet up. on the arm of the seat, leaned his head •gilnst the 'windoW, and broke the glass the first time the car lurched. Thirty co .ada /d p t hqd.fo that. at the pst of the gi t~rygieM sofetlnes"'separate. Sand sometimes altogether, and whei 'lrt h6 gotto Burlington his hair was gray, his eyes were wild, he had to be caried ~o his hompe on a stretcher,. and Cthe drctois pi t h'h in a in tatd-plaster case right away, wherehe has lain ever sice. , And if you don't believe it, try th'l-night iikie in a day coach yourself, .oiietlmsa.-& Iuring~o r Hawkeye. L iWe WoSa' Ghost Stry. Between thirty and forty years ago an eiutei~sing hunter in .the State of 'aineattracted .b theAbundance of gabtlh .Ndrt t idotd ty, moved to that region with his guns and traps, and his young wife and child, and es taIlished himself in an old farm-hoise twenty miles from any living neighbor, on the shore, of ake i~yunka .iiuak,'. now skowi as"'. Richardson1s I' ,l.e.":- The hoib mis neat an ~heleit bIdili' ~ !hing-ground, add dseenst to havp beel "haunted."' The hunter's w ife tells her own stoe , (in toe Lewis PPq4q) q¶ItIqt she discovered One night just sabiout time for candle" l jijating (this was before the days of Jfoene, and we used wild animal's fat orlrning purposes,) as I sat rocking i g wi sounded in the next rooni.' dle room. In that there wt'iwg fs ry heavy, and we couldi we smelled some very disagreeab i had l moved into this honue and I Ste l r fgr It w T , qcth sqg he sound' a s(ne ,rocm aontain I f this i.cl~n9 ted by r unre hid0 J 1 s safeIn one room as a. igork oan--it 1 4.)i O:h bpO~ ha oom ehamber. My heart almost failed when I took hold of the latch of the chamber a door, but after waiting a moment to re Soruit my courage, opened the door and started up stairs. On reaching the top c another frightful groan greeted my ears, . which nearly took me off my feet, which sounded nearer and louder than any pre . vious ones, and this time it appeared to come out of the window near my left as I I reached the floor. I again hesitated, 3 but after a little. I opened the window, 1 and then came another groan directly over my head, and I ascertained it came from the rusty weather-cock. A Unique Marriage Announcement. Mr. Reynolds, of Louisville, married Miss Mattle, Bruce, Wednesday night, and sailed for Europe Saturday. He is said by the reporter of the Courier-Jour Sna to have "only met Miss Bruce a r few months ago, but recognized his ) fate," and the Doctor, though only P thirty-nine years of age, holds high rank - in his profession, while "the bride looked altogether lovely, and in her queenly bearing 'she walked in beauty l hke the night of cloudless climes and starry skies.'" t The following, reproduced by the r Courier-Journal, is a curious bit of liter ature in this connection: *A CIIEERFIL AUTOBITUARY. In the Louisville Medical Herald of July the editor,. who figures as best man, publishes the following: " The relations of an editor with those to whom he is accustomed to send i monthly messages of cheer and counsel become, in time, very tender, and surely 4 justify a generous personal confidence. So we beg our readers to give us their confidence while we speak fora moment 1 of home affairs: "To our readers: Know ye that the life of a widower is not a happy one. The editor of the Herald, after much re flection, has resign the burden of wid owerhood. He has been fortunate 4 enough to negotiate a life partnership which will hereafter enable him to sit upon the editorial tripod in blissful ignorance of the number of garments on the washing list for the current week, and the number of pieces missing. He shall henceforth be a stranger to the l business details of housekeeping. No more shall he spy the eobwveb suspended from the ceiling; no more shall he at- 1 tempt to boss the seamstress and give instructions to the cook; no more shall he have to sit at the hotel dining-table, waiting an hour for a cup of coffee. Per contra, life shall be' worth living. The fires of the domestic happiness shall be rekindled upon the hearthstone. The 1 orphan children shall again have the care and the influence of akind andgen tle mother. The benign influences of the home circle shall soon again irradi ate the atmosphere of this long-desolat ed household. Joy shall sit at the threshold so long obscured by the gloom ' of affliction. The Herald, too, shall have a new life. It shall bud and blos som forth into the full fruitage of an un precedented popularity in the sacred precincts of the scientific world. Whilst it shall not be every man's friend, it F shall be no man's enemy. Whilst its independence spall never be questioned, its war department is hereafter and for ever abolished. Its presiding genius I shall be 'peace and good will to all man 'lohd.'Tieetfcitl heal and stamp shall t be ffixed on the 13th of July, in Cov. s ington, Ky. The editor and his bride have engaged passage on the steamship SIford Gough and will sail from Philadel phia1 on the lith of July,tr return about the middle of September." Getting Even with a Grand Vizier. SMr. Alison was one of the most rc- 1 markable men on Lord Stratford's staff. SHe afterward became our Envoy in Per sia, and died at Teheren. He was a great favocrite 'with the Turks, whose Slanguage he knew perfectly, as well as Arabict and Greek; Reshid Pasha, when I he was Grand Vizier, made quite a spoil- I ed child of him, treated him with a d3 gree of defereQce which he did not show to the Embassadors of other courts, and allowing him to cut jokes on the most serious subjects without resenting their occasional impropriety. Resehid Pasha was succeeded bhi a fa natical old Turk named Raouf 'asha. j rMr. Alison, having to transact some oi i cbs1 business With the Porte, was re ceived very differently from what he I' had heen accusntomed to. So marked were the respect and cordiality enter tained fcr him by the former Grand Vi zier, that he would meet him at the top •of the principal staircase, take him by n the hand, and conduct him through the crowds in the ante-chamber to his own room. On this occasion there was noth Sing of the kind. A servant led him to Sthe presence of the great man, to whom ' he Was announced simply~ asa ~secretary e of the English Embassy. 'Raotiuf Pasha ' took no notice. Mr. A'lU7ov lit his hands a in' his pocket id'began pvhistling a tune; while he looked at the pictures on Sthe wails. The servant ran.up to him, 0 sylag that the Pasha on the sofa was 'B the Grand Vizier.. .. ,,Impossible,'exclaimed Mr. Alison kin Turkish. "That must be some flun key. The Grand Visier would receive me like a gentleman." Raouf ashas stood up in apparent Sastonishinent. Mr. Alison took a seat, . and in his, most patronizing manner in vited the..e_ man m to qsit dOpW,. He h p t e lay "i a the er of ,is.:peypr, ,nd knelt d, wn thtr he end f ,the sofa, as.,thel g Trks delight to do in the presenice, of 6tforeignersi The Muestilman prayer "(rwinds up withh a damnatory clause ' ~galnst: all Infidels,' and.Raotf Pasha | rilldd it"ut, hi: a "steatbrlah Voice, as if leveledat hihls'is torwho knew C 'h! 1lat ade 4 aj *W ra4as ttened by the em dl on thl e woer ds. The Grand er thenreturned to his seat and re -I # ,sWde/ire When the , isoni his turn, looked at his r' Mutemwrkd thiSt it *ra's is prayer Stime, and went to the other end of' the Ssoifa, wherehe he went through a variety Sub;kMumainlmanseandd;the, nbbliev ,,e la brly phrllha faith, declaim ed~ fa rb, asaUudreFtoodb .ll ptous Mhamedans. le then walked i,.lt c aklkJJ ptnthou the least A. aottel6fibi oud e GrandeVlder-, . ,ah of h sad dble ni~i&br insialde of eo aosingle rlywirelsl who nail h ~sb isUlatoiae doors & Insfed eti thier business in the papers. The Romatlic Stry of Je n Burnslde. The will of the late John Burnside, of New Orleans, who left an estate valued at $5,000,000, has finally been discover ed. It bears date of 1857, and names Oliver Bierne as residuary legatee. Be quests amounting to $500,000 are made to members of the firm of McStea & Valve, and to various charitable institu tions in New Orleans. T here seems to be considerable of a romance connected with Mr. Burnside's history. A good many years ago Andrew Bierne, an Irish man, was the capitalist of the Greenbrier region in Virginia. According to the gossips, one afternoon as he was riding, and had stopped to water his horse at a little brrok, he found an infant boy, carefully wrapped up, asleep on a bed of rushes. quite startled at the sight, after riding around and hallooing half an haur for the owners of the child, night approaching, and wolves being numerous in the forest, he took the child and carried it to his house, where he placed it under the care of his favorite attendants, John and wife. The parents never turned up, and in due time the boy was named John Burnside-a name sug gested by the place where he was found -by the side of a burn or brook, a word common in Scotland and in the north of Ireland. The boy grew well, and in due time became the supervising clerk of Mr. Bierne's many .stures. From his busi ness exactitude and industry he was a great fav9yte with Mr. Bierne, but with few others. He was taciturn, reserved, and morose, even when a young man. But his business habits and talents rec ommended him, and Mr. Bierne estab lished him in New Orleans with his son, Oliver Bierne, where his characteristics remained as they were in early life. He had no social feeling, ho sympathy, no public spirit, but was pre-eminentlysuc ccessful in trade. Whether this story be true or not, Mr. Bierne never denied it. One thing is certain, the dece:sled never conversed, nor would permit any one to converse with him, about his origin or birthplace. One of his fellow clerks with Mr. Bierne, Andrew Mennis (brother of the late Hon. Callohill Mennis, of Bedford Coun ty, Va.,) called on Mr. Burnside when in the zenith of his mercantile glory in New Orleans, was kindly received, but happening to recur to the story of his birth, and contrasting it with his great success, Mr. Burnside flew into a rage, jumped up from the table, and never spoke to him afterward. During the war Mr. Burnside re mained in Louisiana, and when his great caop of sugar was seized by Gen. Butler, got it all back on the plea of being a British subject. The finding of the will gives color to the story of his babyhood. It is thought that there will be a big legal fight over the will by persons claiming to be rela. tives of Burnside.-Cor. New York Sun Snake Storres. A farmer in Devonshire once told me that he caught a viper, partially diss bling it by a blow from a stout stick, and with the assistance of his men bound it, still living, in the fork of a tree. (He was a kindohearted and fairly intelligent man, who would not have tolerated any ill-treatment of a horse or dog-far less have been guilty of such a thing him self-but he saw no cruelty in thus pun ishing the poor reptile.) There they left it, striking with its fangs on all sides in its rage ah~ agony. When they re turned next day the viper had escaped, but the limb of the tree was dry and dead as though blasted by lightning! I was young aid hopeful at the time I heard this tale, and unwise enough to do all in my power to dissuade the nar rator from the belief he held, or, at any rate, to try to convince him that he wrongly connected cause and effect in the case; but,as he said,he"see'dit him self," and he went down to the grave in that faith. That he honestly believed it there could be no doubt, for he had not enough poetry in him to invent such a romance. It reminds me of a Yankee who told me how he had killed a snake with a hoe, the handle of which the "varmint" turned and bit several times before receiving its coup de grace. "You mayn't believe it, Squire," said he; " but jest as trew as you stand theer, that hoe-handle was swelled up as big as my leg!" Have you ever heard of the hoop snakeP? They abound, according to several accounts I have been favored with, in India and Australia, and derive their name from the peculiarity of their mode of progression; taking their tails in their months they bowl along like a hoop! Fact, so an.old Indian officer in formed spe, who had often seen the na tive soldiers chasing them with short bamboo sticks (he was fearfully circum. stantial) around the compounds or along the roads. What an acquisition a couple of these would be to our Zoo logical Gardens, in an inclosure of their own, with a Sepoy or two to run round after them with bamboos at stated hours! The following nice little anecdote was gleaned from an English colonial paper, where it was published as an actual oc currence in the immediate neighborhood during the week, with much local and collateraldetail. A boaconstrictorwoke up hungry from a bhree-monthse nap and caught a rabbit, which he bolted whole in the usual way. This did not satisfy the cravings of his capacious stomach, so he weit fitild in search of further victuals, and presently came to 4 tence, which he'essay' to get through. ,'But the lump caused by the defunct though undigested bunny stopp, h.bim when his head.and a few feet only of his'body had passed between the rails; and, ly ing in this attitude,,he caught and swal lowed another rabbit which had inoau. tiously ventured within his narrowed sphere of action. Now, what was the state of affairsP: He could neither go ahead nor astern throtigh the fence, be ing' jammed by his fore and aft inside passengbrs, and in this embarrassing position he was slain with ease.-Lon don FTl4d. A Lady's P~oriaune Lost by Narriage. Miss Nanny Siffard, of this eity, was iarried at her residence here this morn ing to Mr. Aubray Pearre, of the firm of Pearre Brothers & Co., Hanover Street, Baltimore. By her marriage Miss $if fard, now Mrs. Pearre,is obliged to sur render, in acoordance withthe will of the late John Loats, her brother.inlaw, an estate estimated to be worth between p50,000 andS75,000. The property, in wtpich she was given a lij estate or until she married consists in part oft one of the mot elegant private residences in the dity sand fine farm located on the immediate souathern suburbs of thetwn. It will now-pass into the hands of a Board of Trustees composedof the Rev. Dr. Geo. Diebl, pastor of the Lutheran Church, Col. Charles E. Traill, William 8. Miller, M. Nixdorf and John C. Hardt, of Frederi_; Samuel Appold, of Balti. more, an Charles W. Bumrichouse, of WVilmsport Md., forthe establishment 0of'c~n "OPirphanl on.Herey for LhrlS. It |Is wll be contedl'd In the Intevest oftthe Lutheran Church.-FredrcAc (Nd.) (br. DeWIuor Ems. -j Our Young Folks. 'TIS HARD TO BELIEVE. t Very warm was the day, very drowsy and still, And the humor sat reading the news: And the wife of the farmer wag milking the OW, . And his eldest son blacking hi- shoes: And the imt of the farmer was on the back p: ach. Making i apple and blalckberry pies, Wit the f'arlner's wee girl in a chair by her I.,o), int- at her with si"o)y bi:l:, uy,. A.lnt th:e ::i I in the kit:cin w.i at wt.-hig the With Ii iv "Oh. dears!" aned "Oh, mnys!" Anld the uli'sc-dlog was lying Upon the door 1l1:11 .1 lazily :i 1 ;'ing at files When st,n Naps. just escaped from the coun try 'itf .\od, C'me id e estly flying that way; Anld 1le f1,:l:;' 't prink; that sinall Naps ever in at 1. i'l'ot thev ma:t:iged to play. From the hand' of the farimer the paper they PFrim hi: he d jerked the kerchief of silk; And they tuilbledi his wife from her stool 'gaillst the cow, And away went the pail of new milk. They jogged the l oy's elbow, and up flew his arm, :1 And the blacking splashed over his nose; And the' cha tm 11 the poor laind with a nice little dretm., .tnd then dr. .pped a big plate on her toe:. ('lose tog-ther they b.ought Pompey's teeth with a Iit.g, Just catnuig I Ie thip of his tongue: And toe mn, of the t'ttmer they teased, till at lait Half her fruit in the gande.i she flung.. AuIl they closed baly's u es, and she slid from th.: chair, And lay on the teoor In a heap: And yet these same Naps, though 'tis hard to bel ele. Are the chil.iren of quiet Dam , dleep. -..tiruiiret Elltiniie, in Iliakr( l's ourling ioptk. BOW MISS JENKINS '80OT OUT OF IT." It was " writing afternoon "-said \liss Jenkins-and my scholars were new. If you had ever been a teacher. my dear, you would realize what the combination of those two simple facts I implies-the weariness of body and the utter vexation of spirit. First, there's the holding of the pen. If there's one thing more than another in which schol ars exhibit their own originality, it is in managing a pen-holder. Then, the ink: To some it was simply ink, noth ing more. To others it seemed an irre sistible tempter, whispering of unique designs, grotesque or otherwise, to be worked out upon desk or jacket, or per- I haps upon the back of one small hand. Well, upon the afternoon of which I am going to tell you, I had had more corretling to do than usual, for some of the scholars were stupid, and couldn't do as I wished; and others were care less, and didn't try. What with the looking, and stooping, and continual showing, I felt my patience giving way, and when I saw that three of the largest boys had left the page upon which they should have been practicing, and were making "unknown characters" in dif ferent parts of their books, 1 lost it ut terly. "That I will not have," said I, sharply. "I will punish any boy who makes a mark upon any but the lesson p re." They were very still for a while. Nothing was heard but the scratcf. scratching of the pens, and the sound of my footsteps as I walked up and down the aisles. Involuntarily, I found m, self studying the hands before me as if they had been faces. There was Harry Sanford's large and plump, but tiabby, withal, and not over clean. His "n's" stood weakly upon their legs, seeming to feel the need of other letters to prop them up. Walter Lane's, red and chapledl, with short,stubbed fingers, nails bitten off to the tlnick, had vet acertain air of sturdy dignitv; and his "n's," if not handsome, were certainly plain, and looked as if they knew their place, and meant to keep it. Tommy Silver's, long and limp, be smeared with ink from palm to nail, vainly strove to keep time with a tongue which wagged, uncertainly, this w;y and that, and which should have been rod, but was black, like the fingers. His "n's" had neither form nor come liness, and might have stood for "v's," or even "x's," quite as well. Then there was Hugh Bright's hand, hard and rough with work, holding the pen as if itnever meant to let it go; but his "n's" were "n's, and could not be mistaken for anything else. At length I came to F'rank Dunbar's desk--dear little Frank, who had been a real help and comfort to me since the day when he bashfully knocked at my door, with books and slate in hand. Hi~ hand was white and shapely; lingers spotless, nails immaculate, and his "n's"--but what was it that sent a cold chill over me as I looked at themP Ah. my dear, if I should live a thousaind years, I could never tell you how I felt when I found- that Frank Dunbar had written half a dozen lettersupon the op posite page of his copy-book! '"Whiy, Frank," said I, "how did that happen?" "Idid it." "You did it before I spoke?" said I. clinging to a forlorn hope. "'No, 'm;.Idid it afterward. I for got." " Oh, Frank! my good, good boy! .How could youP I shall have to punish yOU." "Yes, 'm,"-the brave blue eves looking calmly up into my face. " Very well; you may go tothe desk." le went, and I walked the aisles again-up and down, uManddown, giv Smin a caution here or a word of advice Sthere, but not knowing, ihi the least, I what I was about. My thoughts were Sall withthe flaxen.haired culprit, who Sstood bravely awaiting his penalty. Vainly I strove to listen to my inward monitor. It seemed suddenlj to have I become two-voiced-the one tantaliz icS, t'e otler soothing-and, of couree, Stlhe lites were conllicting. "You must punish him," said one. " You. mustn't," said the other. "He deserves it." "He doesn't." "He disobeyed you flatly." " But he forgot--and he has always been so good." "But you promised. You have given I your word. Here are thirty boys to - wh m you should be an example. Do you think the are not watching you? SLook at them!' I did look at them. Walter Lane's Ssharp, black eyes and Harry Sanford's I sleepy orbs were fixed curiously upon Sme. Nor were these all. Gray eyes, Sblue eyes, hasel and brown eyes-all [ were regarding me inteutly; 1I almost Sfancied that they looked at me pityingi Sly.: 1olould not bear it. S"Attend to your writing, boys." Then I walked slowly up to the desk. " You see how it is," said the trouble Ssome voice. "You will certainly have · to punish him." But I had thought of a possible plan of escape. "Irank," s~id I, "you have been disobedient, and-you know what I said, but-you are such a good Sboy that I cannotbear to puaish you not in thae way, I mean Yea, may go I to thefoot otf youelaisanstead." "Pd rather take. the whipping." I The: hoebt,:uptorned ,ae,-was very 1 sober, bat betrayed not the least sign a of feat, nor was there the slightest sus- s picion of a tremble Il the ish voice. "Bless your brave little thought I. " Of course You w ,, might have known it," and 1 walked the aisles, up and down ing, thinkino. " You will have to do it," the voice. "There is no othe,.rPat hI cannot, oh, I can't," l aWd,: half aloud. st, " The good of the school re You must sacrifice your own reit and his.e1: "Sacrifice his feelings! Loyal ,tt soul! good as gold, and true l.. te. "No matter, you must do it.l' "I wont!"' I walked qluickly to the desk - struck the bell. The chidresk l wolner:;n,lv. "Listen to mre boy, said I. " You all know that Frankl' " bar is one of our best scholars " "' Yes, m'-yes, 'm:" came fr al parts of the room, but ttw o thl of the larger boys sat silent a-or rthbr pathetic. anu. " You know how ambitious he is ' school, and what a little gentl '" Yes'm. That's so. We know,, Only two unsympathetic faces now. but one of them, that of a sulky y the corner, looked as if its owner we mentally saying: "Can't think wh, you're driving at, but I'll nevergiei - never." - " You all know how brave he wu when Joe Willis dropped hisenewhife between the boards of that unfinish ouilding on Corliss Street. Howbe; what no other boy in school would0 -let himself down into the cellar, ag groped about in the dark until he fnd it for him." "'We know that-yes, 'm. Hln for--" " Stp anmoment. One thingesnre Sulky-boy's companion was shoutij with the rest, and Sulky-boy'sowafn had relaxed. " You all know," said I. "how !e took care of Willie Randall when Wll\ hurt himself upon the ice. How b drew him home upon his own sled, mn very slowly and carefully, that poe Willie might not be jolted, and mak. ing himself late to school in cou, quence." " Yes, 'm. Yes, ma am. Hoo.-r for little Dunbar!" Sulky.boy wi smiling now, and I knew that my casn was won. "Very well," said I. "Now let m talk about to-day. He has disobered me, and-of course I ought to punish him." " No, 'm. you oughtn't. 'Don't pun. ish him! We don't wanthim whipped?' "But I have given my word. It will be treating you all unfairly if I break it. He has been such a faithful boy that I should like very much to forgive him, but I cannot do it unless you are all willing." "We're willing. We'llgiveyouleave. We'll forgive him. We'll-" "Stop! I want you to think of it cares fully for a minute. I am going to leave the matter altogether with you. I shall do just as you say. f, at the end of one minute by the clock, you are sure you forgive him, raise your hands." My dear, 3 ou should have seen them! If ever there was expression in human handl, I saw it in theirs that day, Such a shaking and snapping of lers, and an eager waving of smal'lpni-r break. ing out 'at last into a hearty4 simulta. neous clapping, and Sulky-boy's the most demonstrative of all! "Disorderly," do you say? Well, perhaps it was. We were too much in earnest to think of that. Ilooked at F'rank. His blue eyes were swimminag in tears, which he woild notlet fall. As for me, I turned to the blackboard and put down some examples ia long division, If I had made allthe.divisori larger than the dividendslor written the numerals upside dpwn,it wgild not have been at all strange, under theeir cumstances. And the moral of this-oocllnded Miss Jenkins-is that a teacher is hu man, and a human beingdoeun'talwsY know just what to do.-AIary.a Bnrt k'U, in SL. Nichol es. Riding a lsonkey I nCtS, Mr. Charles Dudley, Warner, has wnit ten few things more egqtiiteSln, its way, or more frequently quoted, thu his monograph on the (eamel. His de scription of the Eastern donkey i: not equal to that, but it reminds'l one of some .of its uiet drollery., iH sayf, i his book, "My Winter on the t~ile:" The best way of getting buuat Cairo and its environs is on the donkey. It' is cheap and exhilarating. ThedonlkeY is easily mounted .and easily got of from; not seldom he will weaken in his hind legs and let his riderto the ground -a sinking operation which detroys your confidence in life itsell Some times he stumbles ndi d'bnds 'the rider over his head. He is the'be't 5fiID of his site and appearsfaoe living. Le has the two qualities, of our glaet General, patience and obstinacy. The good donkey is as easy as a rotk chair, sure.footed s a chamois; he thread any crowd and stand'atietl dozing in any ndly thorloghflre fr hours, To ri'ide him is only i slit compromise of one's inadependence in walking. One is so near the ground. and so absent muindedly' can be gaze at what is around him, thiat he forgets tlt there is anything under him. When the donker, in the excitement of col pany on the.onen street.and stimulated by the whacks and cries of his driver, breaks into the rush of a gallop, there is so u~uch flying of legs and such a general flutter that the rider fancieshe is gettin, over the ground at an .ful rate, running a break-neck race; but it does not appear so to ati observer. The rider has the feeling of dih swift loco motion of the Arab steed without its danger or expense. Besides, a long' legged man, with a cork iat and a tly ing linen "duster," tearing madlyaloOg on an animal big as a sWeep, is amusing spectale. -The anti-French agitation in Ity has aroused the somewhat astoai.bed attention of Frenchmen to the grea number of Italians inhabitillng Franc. The floating population of Italians i Paris amounts to the large total of 50, 000. The other cities in which they swarm are Lyons, Marseilles, Toulon, Nimes and Bessanco. One sees little of them in other places. but where Ital inas assemble they cluster thick a~d live together. -it is reported that a number of deaths have occurred this season through drinking picnic jlemonao The report was no doubt started by some a-tightened indivitual who tonUI himself at a pienic encumbered with more girl than money. -An Oil City man purchased a sml ,wad-bellows, took it home, and told his wife he had concluded to blow eIs brains out; whereupon she repried that a smaller sized bellows would have 51 swered the purpose better.