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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
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Or Black Lepi y. is a disease which is considered
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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
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■V.
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.
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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.' "
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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

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