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Vil( Hi . No. i. CHARLESTOWN, JEFFERSON COUNTY. W. VA., FRIDAY. JANUARY 7, 1887. -.'
DYSPEPSIA. to a few weeks ago I considered n:\ 'rlfthacii I>ys| epiicdf Aiaer j.-A. During tk - years tlsai ' havelieen afflicted I have il’ctl a'cioc everything claim' d to he a leeittu for iivspepsia. in the hope of ilnding something that would aiford Mmiiiimmt relief. T had about made up my mind to abandon all medicines when l noticed an endofsp inont of Simmons Liver Regulator, by a k^rouilnent Oeergkm. a jurist, whom ! new, amt concluded to try its effects in my case. 1 have used but two bottles, and am natisfied that T have struck the right tb: .i.g at last. I felt its beneficial effects al:m - n»n»•••.:.i •: !y. Vnlikeall other preparationof a similar kind, no special instructions a ' required as to what one shad or shall not cat. This fact alone ought to commend it to all troubled with DvneiKia. ' * J. V VIOLMRP, Vineland. N\ .1. Constipation To Secure a Kegulnr Habit of Body without Chang ing the Diot £>is orynnir.ing ths Syetero.. U*ka S .1 on».v (iBXVIXR ?! ■ mtu- rrrt*. nv J.H ZtlLI!f& CO., Philadelphia. nov.L‘b_ai BUS f OIF! Or Black Lepi y. is a disease which is considered incurable. but It has yielded la the curative proj> erties of Swirr s Srrcinc—now known all ou r the world as S. S. S. Mr*. BalhY. of West Somer ville, Mass., near Boston.was attic ked several years ago with this hidccu s black eruption, and was treat ed by the best medical talent, who could only far that the di'tase v, n a species of LEPROSY and consciiueaily incurable. It is impossible to de scribe her sufferings, ller body from the crown of her head to the so. s cf her feet was a mass of de cay, the flesh rotlin»off and leavinggreat cavities, der fingers festered and several nails dropped off d one time. Ilcr limbs contracted by the fearful ulceration, and for years she did not leave her bed. Iler weight was reduced from KB to 60 lbs. Sone famt idea o* her condition can be gleam d fro-m tne fact that three pounds of Coinoiine or oint ment were used per week in dressing her fores. Finally the phvsicians acknowledged their defeat by this Black Wolf, and commended the sufferer to her all wise Creator. Ber husband bearing wonderful reports of Swift's Specific (S S. S ). pr\ \a: ed on her to try it as a last resort She lvgan its u-o under protest, but soon f r.i.d that L.r system was being relieved of tte pow-v,n. as the tores assumed a red and healthy color, a •: .< :g!i tl.e blc< d was becoming pure awl active lh.. y continued the S. S.o» nullllaft F*t4b . •.' ,iy -■ i • was healed; she <V-carded ch i sr. i cr». and v.as for the fltst time in li rcarra \ 1 * H* r h'i'-hand, Air. C. A- Bai ley, u i! : ... 5 i ' 1. ack*tone Street, Bos ton, ai I v ; i »e j‘..:- ■ i.. giviug the detaiis el this wander'at < ? ..d n i. f-r Treatise et B’ood and hk.u l> m . • mailed free. The Swtrr Srn artc t. •>.. 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Charlestown. JcHercon County. V/. Va., <)iT*ts *.•• grains in F:.rms,Manufactories, Mills, ni Jrtw. T'»«’n property and Im t»r*v.Nl Asrii u' : il and Timber land. Has Ex ;i;:i7pos to<*:Ver in several of the Stater. Me lull . •' seven'll city eo-oper ativc Inmuprant hs^ tciations. Buy* and sell* at <• met rat- s. Hf»pt.lS,’8'». ARIZOX A. A DESCRIPTION OF THE ANTE LOPE VALLEY AND ITS RE MARKABLE AGRICULTU RAL VALUE. A Place Where the Indians Raid Not and Rain is Drawn from a Canal. Correspondence Courier-Journal. Feeling that many of your reader* are deeply interested in obtaining homes in the "Great A\ est,’ and that the\ would gladly come it the? knew where good, tillable govern ment land eouid be obtained, I take this means of bringing to their no| tiee an almost unknown section ol| our laud. Tue Antelope valley is situate*i in the southwestern portioif of Arizona, about fifty miles I win the Cali for. i line. Some of its many a lv.*u ages and disadvantages I will endeavor to enumerate under separate heads. 1 ite la ml is :» rich, dark 10.10% easily cultivated, ami very product ive. There are about 20,000 acres in this valley. of which nearly 1<>. (i00 are still vaeani. The valley lies on the south bank of the Gila river, and in vefrv nearly level, and the soil being a river deposit is of near'y uniform quality. .lust above as is the Mohawk valley, control led by tho Mohawk (’anal Company, but nearly .ill the available land there has ln.cn taken. There are several other valleys on the Gila equally; good, only waiting the advent of capital to become flourishing emu- j inunities. There is an abundant supply of j good soft water at a depth of ten to ; twenty feet, most of the wells being seventeen IVd in depth. Of still j more importance is the supply of water for irrigation, for we have to depend solely upon that method of j making our land productive. The Giia river is not a large stream, j though of great length, and in dry summers it entirely disappears, ex cepting at certain places along its course. .Just above the valley, whew the canal is taken out. the bed r-vk enesses the river, thus insuring .» abundance of "Water at that pnt'.Tr < though the river may be dry above i and below. The canal company are all set- 1 tiers in tin* valley, and, the >(« !•. i being affixed to the land, liionopo- t lists have a poor show for getting control ol the wafer. The e::: al stock is divided into 12.000 -h:;r s. of the par value of $! each, and v'dl ! • aiuplv sufficient to complete tlie ! canal, though much lower 1 n | usual, it g nerally requiring fo.m ; , $.J to $2tl per acre to develop water i for irrigation. The canal is now j ! completed to within one foot ot i'u* ! grade, and will carry water sutli i j ently long to insure grain and h .y crops, or gardens, but it will be s> v 1 oral months before the other f ot J will be excavated, when it will ca- -v water at all seasons of the year. Immigrants can acquire sufficieat 1 wuter to irrigate lf»0 acres for ah nt ! $150. The productions of this valley uro various, comprising almost every j.'vnt ». tree grown in the United i States. The apple grows luxuri antly, but the fruit is inferior. Wheal yields twenty-five to thirty • ecutaU per acre; barley, thirty to forty; corn grows finely, but has n verbeen aised in large quantities; | oats do not succeed: bananas,oran ges, lemons, limes, figs, olives, i j caches, apricots, plums, prunes and | :..l kinds of t;rapes do exceedingly well. I The Spanish cliuta anti a native millet grow without cultivation, aad there ere hog. in the valley that have i ! been l'e«i f»o* 'ix mouths, vef t; • have kepi fa on tliHchufas, mesquitc beaus and other wild pro ducts. Upon the upland near by «re thousands of acres of galletn grass, which is good feed a;I the \ - ir nvnn 1. Mr. Charles linker, of Yuma, has had several hundred head >fj critic here for many years, but h ,s never had to feed them during ;!,<> whole time. The timber is limited, but will be amply sufficient for fuel and fence posts for many years. The meg. quite, tornilla, willow, cottonwood palo verde and iron wood are the principal varieties The climate is warm and dry fr,,a> .June till September, the mercury sometimes rising to 115 degrees.),,,t the gulf breeze, which prevails at that season, moderates the heat, and j the extreme dryness of the attnos- I I phere renders it less oppressive than ! | it otherwise‘would be. From s,-j> | tember to .June the climate is most1 ' delightful. As 1 write, although in December, the air is pleasant ;,n<| j sky perfectly clear, .°nd it lias be»*n j so for weeks past. Persons with lung and bronchial ! affections find ranch more relief hi re 1 than in California, as there are iu», fogs whatever, and rain or dump! weather only at rare iuteivals, white J frost is almost unkuown A physj. cian has lately removed here from Los Angeles, Cal., who is troubled' with a bronchial affection, and lu* ' finds himseif improving rapidly. Many other instances of the same kind have come under notice. The market is an excellent one, ; Arizona having foi4 years been the principal market of Southern Cali- j mvnia. Heing a consuming, rather j ! than a producing, country, good j ■ prices are realized for all kinds of ' produce. The main lino of the Southern Pacific railroad runs ; through the valley for several miles, ! and at no point is it over one mile | distant, giviug us excellent shipping i facilities. Hut our strongest point ; is this: Oar fruit ripens from a month to six weeks earlier than in ! California; consequently we never ; come into competition with them. Our main disadvantages are a sparse settlement and the evil repti i tntion Arizona bears abroad on ac count of its known desert character i and the Indian outrages. The first can be very easily remedied; the ; second I hope to remove from the minds ot those who read this letter. The Indians have never made a raid to this part o^ the Territory, and now that the has tiles are removed it j is to be believed that. Arizona will j develop her truly wonderful re- , sources. W. T. K. THE WIFE ANI) THE COU>. Now Orleans States. This is the season of the year j when the changeable weather plants the wheezing cough ami choking cold in the breast of a New Oileans man amt forces him ;u many install- j ees to take to his bed. It is thus j when lying helpless under her hands i that the wife eyes him with mute satisfaction, and proceeds to get; even with him for his nights at the clubs and his shortcomings. Of; course, whatever she does is lor a is personal welfare, and to restore his health as soon as possible, lucre is no malice in her work, but as she J insists it is merely wifelv kindness and solicitude. The husband, how ever, thinks diflercntly, but he rec ognizes that he is in her power and j is therefore wise enough. to remain silent. His wile heed- not his up j peals ro attempt no remedies until a ph ysit ian has -first been consul ted, ■Mil s'.• >s her lower jaw liru.iy ana :it.e.> to work on him. A hot mus | t:.r.! Soot bath is brought into the; room, and into it Ids feet are thrust ! an.i parboiled, lie may yell for the hath to be tempered with cold water \ and swear that his legs are being scalded, but bis frantic proivsts and ] expressions of great pstn avail i oth ing. Ills wife gently insists that the bath would do him no good j whatever were not tin water just as ! warm as ho could beat it, and itCM she holds his knees ami compels him to keep his feet in the tub de spite bis angry snorts and profane j remarks. After boiling and steam ing his pedal extremities until they 1 are the color of a cooked lobster she wipes them and lucks them under the cover as though she had per formed a pleasant duty. V* hiie her better half is groaning a ! won ic ing if he will ever able t*j walk again she instructs him to pull the V .n ket close about his chin an.; keep it there until she prepares some- ; tiling to take the pain out <»i h'* chest. In less time than ii takes to toll it she builds a mustard piastei as large as a door mat and plant- it across his manly bosom. 1 hen Me idea suddenly occurs to her that Me cold inav have settle i in the small j of his back, and she tears up an old woolen gown, selects a p’trh thej size of a buckwheat cake, saturates j it with turpentine, applies it P> the si)>t and tells him not M take it oil because it burns. By he lime the mustard in front aud the turpentine behind boffin to roast him the t'nought that he inav In? threatened with meningitis causes her t«> again make a trip to her scrap pile, and j soon a polka-dot calico i!y blister . has a firm grip on the back of bin ucek. As time goes on an i los • moans become feebler other plasters are fastened to his stomach and be- j tween his shoulder-blades until ihe surface of bis body looks liue '.ho design for a rag carpet. He sutlers! Xo healthy soul on earth knows h *w much, and after a few days ofagony his wife kindly discharges him from her hospital as convalescent, and i for weeks after he cannot wear hi elothes with any comfort. W h< n In* makes his appearance on the street his friends tell him lie looks bad, • and away down in bis soul rests the solemn conviction that he does. Two of the largest castings in the world are to be seen at Nara ami Iva rnakura, Japan, the one at the latter ; place being forty-seven feet high.and the other, at Nara being fifty-three ! and three quarter feet from the base to the erown of its head. The statue at Nara is supposed to have beer, erected in the eighth century, but it was destroyed aud recast about 700 j years since. In endeavoring to re cast it several mishaps occurred.and when at last success came some few thousand tons of charcoal had been used. The casting,which isan alloy of iron, gold, tin and copper, is esti mated to weigh 450 tons. THE JEW, HISTORIC AND REAL The cables me constantly bring ing us stories of outrages committed in various parts of the world upon the Jews; and as the Jew is becom ing more and more an integral fac tor of our own life, it is natural that we should, and manifest that we do, take an increased and increasing interest in all that concerns him. Fiom the beginnings! the tradition of the Wandering Jew to this pres ent moment, a mist lias attached itself to the race. We weep over, the sorrows and struggles of the He brew heroine in Bartley Campbell's nobm play of “Siberia,” and we tough over the humors of “Sam’l of Posen;” and,through all our tears and smiles, we see the Jew iu but a ; weird, dim way, and generally wind j up by abusing him. Is this alto gether just or reasonable? In his amusing and ingenious novel, “Samuel Brohl et Co.,” Vic tor Cherboulicz quotes some philos opher as saying tl it the Jew is everywhere just wh t the govern- J ment, under which, and the people | with whom, he lives, make him. j This is very true. In England and j America, where he is well treated, lie \< a good citizen, full of private worth ami public spf-it. In .Spain and on the Balkan T minsula, where he is persecuted, lie is, a good deal of a devil. In Germany the two .tjreat grievances urged against the Jews seem to be that the Jews have got hold of lar too large a propor tion of the press, ami that they poke their way into more mid better bus iness than Germans can convenient ly >p«re them. In France, however, .Jews are acknowledged to Ik; well treated. They receive a grant from the State for the purposes cf their religion, they are by law admissible j to every olfice, and the career of M. ' Gremieux shows that this eligibility is more than nominal and theoreti• 1 .•al. But although litis liherali y of ‘ i, carmen:, so far ;;s it extends, may he creditable to America, England ••sol France, yet if we look at Europe generally, it is impossible not to he struck with the fact that the more j Jews there are in jvgoSntry the more violin 4. VI :••!'<• •fie'only lO.Oofi ami only 50,000 in France. But in Germany there are 400,000, in Ger j man Austria twice as many, in Rus sia over 2.000,000, and in Roumania there are over 400,000 in a popula tion of 5,000,000. In Tuikey, no doubt, tie Jews are heller treated than in the adjacent nominally ( hristian States, hut in Emopcan Turkey there arc probably not 20, i 000 Jews, and in Syria, which in cludes the ancient seat of the race, there are only 40.000, or as many as in i he distant, inland of England. Why the Jews were persecuted in old days needs no explanation. They were persecuted because it was ■ thought not-only permissible; hut :\m sacred duty, to persecute them. They were supported under persecu lion, and wore enabled to preserve their identity as a people by tm* bon is ami ties of race, by llie isola tion attendant on peculiar elision s, and by the consciousness that t‘>\ were the appointed depositaries • !' the law. Pe'-soention tainted tliein with the vices which oppression al wavs develops in the oppressed. Hut persecution never lowered the lev into an acquiescence in the superi ority of the Christian. He gave back scorn for scorn, and the .lew honestly, if secretly, thought the Christian ns much of a dog as the Christian thought the Jew. All communities which are below the highest scale of civilization dislike aliens in their midst, aliens of whom they are never rid. ar. i aliens who offend the feelings on whi.-li the na tives most pride themndvi-. and which they cherish mn-4 fondly. And the Jews were not oniy aliens who lived in a small circle of their own, but who had the greatest ob jection to be anything but aliens. The last howl of Jewish in Agna tion in countries* where they lnve been persecuted has always been :e served for those of their own fold who have strayed into f’n:: that looked like too close a icthov ship with the Christian. A Herman novelist, has lately portrayed toe miserable career of a Hnssiau Jew, who, having a turn for military ‘it**, re-enlisted after ui» time ol sei :ce was over, and returned to his home, to be treated as an on teas’-, bef.nuse he had served a Christian govern ment longer than ho was obliged to do so. It is not therefore wonderful that the Jews should have been hated as aliens, and shonld have been all the more hated because they hated their haters. The quality of the Jewish mind that has brought it at once into emi nence aud antagonism is its expun sivencss. No national mind i.-» so rigid in one direction and so elastic in another. The Jew guards his fortress, but is always sallying out from it. He has a passion for a Hairs, he longs to do something aud to Ik* something. In countries where he is treated as an outcast, he has no outlet for this passion for activity but commerce, and, as he is the worst treated in the back S * ward countries, for commerce of the most petty kind. As a ruie, he is not allowed to hold land and has lost the art of agricul ture with which in old days lie con verted into fruitful terraces the bar ren rocks of Palestine. He has been shut out from armies, and his ex elusion has stunted in him the fer tility of military resource, the power of military contention and the reck lessness of life which for a time made him a match for the legions of Titus. But where he can find an opening he uses it. If he can do only little business, he docs little business. If big business is open to him, he does the biggest business within his reach. Where the better things were offered to his grasp he has shown himself a master in phi losophy, in poetry, and in art. What is most curious is that, if only he has a chance, he expands into a new nationality without los ing his old one. The English and French Jew is a Jew,always remain ing iu his circle, and yet is an Eng lishman or a Frenchman. No French men showed themselves more de votedly French in the German war than the French Jews; and in Eng land the literary Jews show them selves furious patriots and write up the leopards of England as their an cestors might, had they possessed the art, have written up the Lion of Judah. It is not, therefore, wonderful that when they have free play, and yet arc not too numerous to excite much comment, they should succeed with out awakening jealousy. In a coun- , try like Germany, where they are j numerous, and where commerce is j at once backward, so that their sue- ; cess is not swallowed up in the sue- j cess of the uation, and forward enough to give them considerable chances, they get on, but not with out irritating soeial friction. In countries like Roumania, where civi lization is just dawning, and where they form a substantial part of the population, they can only do small i things; but they do these with a pertinacity and on a scale which strike a perpetual uneasiness into the rude minds of their wondering! and grudging neighbors. In the j long run, it may be confidently pre- | dieted that everything that favors j civilization will favor the Jew. HOW ANTS LIVK. Their Love of Cleanliness and Their Modes of Buiial. Cosmopolitan. In spite of the multifarious duties and tasks that are imposed on these tinv burghers, they still find time to * • ■ .lean and adorn their worthy little j persons. No spot, no atom of dust \ or anything ei»e uncleanly will they i tolerate on their bodies. They get rid of the dirt with the brushy i lifts ' on their feet or with their tongues. They act. for all the world, like do mestic cats when they clean and . lick themselves, and they assist one ; another at the toilet precisely like monkeys. Their sense of cleanliness | goes so far that the naturalist often finds,* to his unpleasant surprise, the colored marks that lie had ap plied With so much care on his ‘ trial ants" removed by their dirt hating friends. They keep their dwellings just as cleanly. .1 lint the conveying away oi meir j tl« ceased brethren,whose bodies they appear to regard with the greatest: antipathy, gives them more trouble than anything else When some j member* of an ant community which Mr. Cook kept imprisoned died and could not be removed those remaining seemed affected with the greatest honor. For days the in i sects ran about seeking a way out, and ceased only when completely j exhausted. The ants belonging to the camponorus species seized the dead and threw ihem into the water pail, which t!;o\ converted into a ; sepulcher. Ordinarily, though, the : ::nts are said to treat their dead v.ith more reverence. They even possess their own graveyards, which j lie in the vicinity of their nests. ; They convey their deceased com- ' » thither, where they lay them down in orderly little heaps or rows. ; Ir is only the corpses of their le! j lows, however, that they treat in this i manner. Dead strangers they throw ; out like something unclean, or tear ; tin* body in pieces. Eveu between j the master and slaves ol’ the same ! community Miss Trent says she has observed a dissimilar modcofburi j al. While the masters find their ' last repose in a special graveyard, j side by side, the slaves lie like: heaped-up refuse near the nest, dos- ' pised equally in death as in life. The ant cemeteries are ofteu j thickly populated, for their life is i short. The male lives only through i one summer; the females live some what longer, and the workers die of old age in the eigth or tenth year. -*--#— The beet draws its nourishment from an area of twelve square feet for each plant. This has been prov ed by exploring to the ends of the roots carefully, it being found these extend downward and outward in all directions for several feet. It is evi dent that where size of root is desir ed the plants must be given plenty of room. A THRILLING SCENE. W A Little Stampede in a Midnight Thun derstorm. The most thrilling incident in th«t life of the cow-boy occurs on the i c casion of a thunderstorm at night. Such art occurrence is thus describ ed from personal observation by Mr. William A. Baillie Grobman. an English writer: “On the approach of one of these violent outbursts the whole force is ordered on duty; the spare horses— of which each man has always three, anil often as many as eight or ten— are carefully fed and tethered^and the herd is ‘rounded up,’ that is^ol lected into as small a space as pos sible, while the men continue to ride around the densely massed herd. Like horses, cattle derive courage from the close proximity of man. The thunder peals, and the vivid lightning flashes with amazing bril liancy, as with lowered heads the herd eagerly watch the slow, steady pace of the cow-ponies, and no doubt derive from it a comforting sense of protection. Sometimes, however, a wild steer will be unable to control his terror, and will make a dash through a convenient opening. The crisis is at hand, for the example will surely be followed, and in two minutes the whole herd of four thous and head will have broken through the line of horsemen and be away, one surging, bellowing mass of terri fied beasts. Fancy a pitch dark night, a pouring torrent of rain, the ground not onl}’ eutirely strange to the men, but very broken, und full of dangerous steep watercourses and hollows, and you will have a picture of cow-boy duty on such a night. They must head off the leaders. Once fairly off. they will stampede j twenty, thirty, and even forty miles ■ at a stretch, and many branches will j stray from the main herd. Not alone j the reckless riding, rushing headlong j at breakneck puce over dangerous ground in dense darkness, but also the horses, small, insignihcant beast, but matchless for hardy endurance and willingness, and perfectly aware how much depends upon their speed that night, if it kills them. Unnsed till the last moment remains the heavy cowhide •yuirt,’ or whip, and ttie~powerfUl spurs with novels tie] size of five shilling pieces. Urged onbv a shout, the horses speed along- | side the terrified steers until they J manage to reach the leader, when, j swinging around, and fearless of horns, they pyess back the bellowing brutes till they turn them. All the men pursuing this manoeuvre, the headlong rush us at last checked, and the leaders, panting and lashing their sides with their tails, are brought to a stand, and the whole herd is agHin ‘rounded up.' " —— —•*-— the umhrella IN POKER I PLAYING. Matron < Ga.l Telegraph. One of the old timers was telling at Macon the other day of the tricks of gamblers of bis day. There was j one man. since reformed, and who 1 now stands well, who came down i from Atlanta about once a month and cleaned up the Macon boys at poker. This was many years ago, and when Atlanta w as but a village. | As might be expected, the Macon I boys used every effort to prevent j him. One rainy night the Atlanta l man came down, and after supper ! was seated at a table up stairs in a ! building on Mulberry street. Hut j the hoys had fixed for him. A small hole had been bored in the ceiling ; just over the table, and a wire mn j through the ceiling and down the i side and floor of the room until it J reached the side of the table oppo , site the dreaded poker player. Here ' tbe wire was fastened to a piece of j wood against, which the sitter kept his foot. In this wav it was intended that the inan above the ceiling could see the Atlanta man’s hand and communicate pointers by slight jerks ot the wire. That night the Atlanta sport lost heavily At first lie thought his luck was bad, !>ut the cards were good, and he mentally concluded that something besides bad luck was causing his money to get on the other side of the table by the hundreds. The Macon boys w ho were in the secret were in high glee at the victory. Finally the At lanta man caught on. and reaching down by his side picked up his um brella, deliberately and without a word hoisted ami raised it above him. The umbrella shut off the view of the man above the ceiling, and in a short while the Atlanta sport had won back his money and cleaned up the Macon boys as nsual. It was years before he ever men tioned the matter, and you may be sure the Macon boys kept it quiet HIT IT #RIGHT. Elmira Gazette. Johnson—“Do you know young J ones?’ O’Kelly—“Y is, sor; I know him.” “Can a person believe what he says?” “Faith, an’ iUji jisi this way: When he tells yc the troth ye I can bclave iverv word lie aaya but when be lies to vez ye betther ‘ ' no confidence in him at all.’’ ■ - r-v * V *” «r»' ing the flner gridn«, »«ch as wheat ^ * and barley. The cfotfiing worn is of the scantiest and I was distressed to > see many of the people in the north- f west provinces shivering and half f naked in weather so coM that I was glad to wear two top coats. The houses are built of clay and almost destitute of furniture, and 1 under stand that a large portion of the population only cat one meat a day. Of course this in an eastern coun try does not signify what it does in Europe—life cau be sustained on lew food and less nutritious diet than in northern climes; the labor power of the Hindoos is email; there is far less taken out of the human machine than in our laborious western life; it consumes less and produces less; besides, the Asiatic has the jmwer of digesting a greater quantity of food at one meal than is possible to Euro peans; but, when due allowance la made for all this, it is not to be de nied that the poverty of a great part of India ie extreme and more acute than what we witness in Europe. It may be said with truth of a great part of the rural population that it • is never far removed from famine. A scanty harvest any year brings that calamity within measurablcdistanc*; • a failure of crops means death to * large part of the population on lore fed by the Government. The Man Who Waite. It is said that everything come* to the man who waits, hot there if such a thing as waiting too long. X boy waits until the last minute ho fore tackling his lesson, and then his teacher tackles him. Grown older he waits a long time Indore se lecting a trade or profession, and finds himself way behind his fellows, who caught on early without wait ing. He courts a girt who units htm*^ every way, but he waits, nud the * consequence is sonic other fi-lloir slips in ahead of him. His liahitof wailing interferes with his busineof success continual) v. There Is a baf* gain to he had in the purchase of. some property. Instead of emb^yj ing the opportunity as lie might, lie waits ami another profits by it. Hif .?i insurance runs out, and in pb«*.i at renewing^it. immediately, us anj prudent man would, he waits, and then sf/t^e"holtse takes fire Ih®®.*, chutidba are that he w'll wait too long tbtfecape without a scoarcldtig; Learn to labor and ty wait iimv iio sound advice in w»ri.e chm1*. but not Self-Sufficiency. True independence consists in iho possession slid improvement of ro sources w ithin one own's self. '1 here is a sense in which self sttffich twf is n Imid.-tblt* trait of churireu r; is far different from self :.ss« Mioj^VW which may Ik* Ishmwlitbdi. tundng^ the hand against < vciy te. tt. And it is just as far. rciitovt d from ihnt weak dependent e upon ot ;*et * v Mt ™ •etuis one to !<•• k I’oi id'1 ai ail : tm • anti for constant soctctl andioni panionsliip ami in muttsHm ut. S *• cial intercourse and ronv^reartio: ate a part, and a very large part, of all our lives. Both improv tm-ut ■ ud pleasure depend upon our w< il s. I «t ed friendships. Mill he is a (sir companion for others who can <’o nothing for himself. He who ••*!» nothing in him has nothiug i«# im part to bis friends. Jlc has nocpl tal to go npon in the social exrh ; ge which promotes the intciligei,; I fa of man. felted Almonds. Shell the almonds and Idatul throwing them into hotting v iar and leaving them dierr. covered f/y» half au hour, or until theskin* wifi