Newspaper Page Text
Unfailing Specific for Liver Disease.
CVMDTfllK* Kittl'r ur tH*tP iu ulmNUlVlO. mouth; tongue coated white or covered with brown fttr; pain in the back, sides, or joints—often mistaken for Rheumatism :<o«r stomach: loss of ap petite: sometimes nausea and waterbrash or indigestion: flatulency and acid erne, tations; bowels alternately costive and lax; headache; loss of memory, with a painful sensation <*f having faded to do something which ought to have l»een done; debility; low spirits; a thick, veilo.v appearance of the skin and eyes; a dry cough; fever; restlessness; the urine is scanty and high colored, and, if allowed to stand, dejsisits a sediment. SIMMONS LIVER REGULATOR' (PURELY VEGETABLE) Is generally used in the South to arouse i the Torpid Liver to a healthy notion. It acts with extraordinary elb-utcy on I the Liver, Kidneys, and Bowels. An effectual Specific for Malaria, Bowel Complaints, Dyspepsia. Sick Headaehet ConstipatioU. fctilliousness. Kidney Affections. Jaundice, Mental Depression. 4 Colic. : Endorsed by the use of 7 Millions of Bot- j ties, ns THE BEST FAMILY MEDICINE for Children, for Adults, and for the I Aged. feb.24,eow-2m. BLACK WOLF! Or Black Leprosy, is a disease which is considered Incurable, but it has yielded to the curative prop erties of Swift's SrcctFic—now known all over the world as 8. S. 8. Mrs. Bailey, of West Somer ville. Mass., near Boston, waa attacked several jreere ago with this hideous black eruption, and waa treat ed by the best medical talent, who could cmlv sav that the disease waj a specie* of LEPROSY and consequently incurable. It is impossible to de scribe ber sufferings. Her body from the crown of her head to the soles of her feet waa a masa of de- : cay, the flesh rotting off and leaving crest cavities, i Her fingers festered and several nails dropped off at one time. Her limbs contracted by the fearful | ulceration, and for years she did not leave her bed. j ller weight was reduced from 125 to 60 lbs. Sooe ! famt idea of her condition can be gleam d from ] me fact that three pounds of I’osrowioe or oint menfWrf used per week in dressing her tores. 1 Flaggy the physic urns acknowledged their defeat by this Black Wolf, and commended the sufferer to be* all wise Creator. Her hqpband hearing wonderful reports of Swift’s Specific <8 8. S ). prevailed on her to try it aa a last resort. She began its use under protest, but soon foted that her system was being relieved of the pOMtn. aa t he sores assumed a red and healthy color, as though the bleed Was becoming pure and j active. Mrs. Bailey continued the S. S.S. until last j February; every sore waa healed; she discarded chair and crutches, and was for the first time in 12 ' rears a well woman. Her husband. Mr. C- A. Bai ley, is in business at ITS Biack stone Street, Bos ton, and will take pleasure la giving the details ol thia wonderful cute Send to us for Treatise OB B ood and Skin Diseases, mailed free. The Sw:rr Srrctric Ca, Drawer 3. Arlant* Gfi --1 After Forty years’ tipwiwis in tbs preparation of more thaa Om Hundred Thousand applications for patents m the United States and Foreign conn pabluben of tho Sciootiflo continue to aet aa eolicitors caveats, trade-marks, copy. for the United Statee. and inx.ia, England. Franoe, Herman countries Their experi ence is :heir facilitiea are uaeur 1 Drawing* and specification* prepared aad filed in the Patent Office on short notice. Terms very reasonable. Ho oharge for examination of models • or drawing*. Advice bv mad free. lnt5n«Cllfc»TOFlu'/flTORJCAM^deh has the largest circulation and i* the most influential newspaper of it# kind pnbliahed in the world. The advantages of such a notice every patentee uodtritiodi This large and splendidly illustrated newspaper ie published WEEKLY at fi&OOayear. and In M admitted to be the beet paper devoted to science. ^^teeshanicv. inventions, engineering works, and ^■^xiar'”i«". • .*tr v; progress. pab • . .. l- .-..rtains the names of . ; j'; 'ui'-nticn i-atente-l HOMES OF THE HAREM. The Court Physician and the Dangers of His Position. The Authentic Story of a Troublesome Window. [Written for the Courier Journa 1 by S. S. W. Benjamin, late V. S. Minister to Persia. The seclusion which the Shaw re quires of his wives is shown by the quarters they occupy at the Ark or city palace. This is a vast inclosure, entered by a separate gate. In the center of the court is an elegant garden. The ladies have each their own apartments in regular order in the quadrangular building, which, in its general plan, is not unlike bar racks, although more ornate and at tractive. No windows open on the street, but every apartment faces the court. Ventilation is gained not only by the open windows reaching to the floor, which, in that delight ful climate, arc open the greater part of the year, but also through shafts leading from the roof and connected with wind-towers called badgers. These towers form an important fea ture of Persian dwellings and are often very gracefully shaped. They have apertures opening to the four _• 1- -__ VT„, >l,n WlUVia uvo » vu. vv Vii'J ^ wives of the Shah forbidden to gaze into the street, but neither must any other ladies of Teheran enjoy that cherished privilege. The flat roofs are surrounded with high walls, and thus while one may enjoy a delightful pomenade toward evening on the roof of the house and contemplate the vast and lovely landscape, one can see no one nor be seen. These restrictions are much more rigorous in the case of ladies of rank than of the lower classes. The latter enjoy much greater freedom, and. while obliged to keep the face well concealed when abroad, are allowed much liberty, a liberty that there is no question results in adding to the corruption <?f morals. If a Persian wife cannot have the society of her husband she is likely to seek the society of other husbands. In trigues are arranged by third par ties, generally professionals, usually : old women. The woman being able to see the man while he can not see I her face until she makes the first advances, such intrigues usually commence by the woman first tak ing a fancy to the man. It is com paratively easy for the lovers to; meet after all is arranged, owing to the disguise worn by the women, which makes it exceedingly difficult to distingush one womau from an other, and somewhat hazardous even for a jealous husband to attempt to penetrate that disguise. But when a lady of rank proposes to go abroad even thing is carefully arranged, and if she is to visit an other lady then the time of coming is carefully announced and every man on the premises is expected to take himself out of the way. For example, w hen the wife of the Turk ish Kmhassador desired to visit the ladies of the United States Legation, all the maie servants were required to keep out of sight during her visit, and even the master of the house was bound on his honor not to ap pear until she had left the premises. I have thought sometimes that the Persian women must take a secret satisfaction in thus disturbing the peace and liberty of the sterner sex which has laid down such strict laws for them. lne wives of the Miau are n >t, i however, without entertainment at home in spite of their apparent im prisonment. Many of them enjoy embroidering and are capable of ex quisite skill in the arts of needle work; occasionally a lady is found in the Royal Anderooa who is in clined to intellectual pursuits and Interests herself iu the study of lan guages, in composing poetry, paint ing or practicing on the piano. Pi anos, by the way, although carried over the mountains with extreme dif ficulty, are becoming quite common in Teheran. If our Government had been more alert in protectingour in terest in Persia and advancing our commerce there, doubtless American (danos would have found their way o that distant land before this. Not infrequently these ladies giveenter ainments, to which the most ot the high dignitaries are invited, and one may judge from hearsaj’ that these occasions possess many features of a romantic character. The after noon is always the time selected. The soil under the pavilions or the trees is spread with carpets em broidered by hand; the air is cooled bv the spray of fountains tossing silver streams in every quarter of the shade! terraces. Amid these scenes hundreds of ladies move slightly clad, the costume resemb ling that of a ballet dancer without the tights and stockings. On such occasions a white cymar of embroid ered gossamer is thrown over the head, giving almost an ethereal effect to the flesh tints underneath. Music on thecyther, songs, and dan cing girls add* to the attractions of the fleeting hours, and abundant re freshments, including unstinted con fectionery, appeal to what some call the grosser senses. The Kalian, i with its aromatic fumes, lends a fin | ishing touch to a scene which sug gests the voluptuous episodes of the Arabian Nights. But one form of diversion is for bidden these royal ladies; I refer to their interviews with the court phy sicians. Next to the sacred luxury of a confidential talk with a father confessor or a favored pastor, there ! is scarce any solace which posesses such attractions for the average woman as a sympathetic recital of her troubles and ailments to a trust ed family physician. But neither one nor the other is allowed to see the wives of the Shah. No priest or doctor can receive from them the confession of sorrows and sins, or the narrative of aches and pains. Ot course, if she is ill, then the i wife of the Shah receives medical attention. But the physican may not obtain even a sight of her face. Behind a curtain, surrounded by her attendants, she responds to his i questions. In extreme need she may show her tongue, but no other part of her features. Nor is the interview altogether attractive to the physi cian, especially if he be a native, for he must necessarily be extremely guarded in his language, and if the patient dies it may go hard with the doctor. He does not venture to pre j pare or furnish the drugs himself, uud the medicines he prescribes must 1 be compounded by servants of the palace to insure against danger of poisoning as well as to protect the practitioner from suspicion. The European physicians practicing at the court of the Shah exercise some what greater liberty in the matter of drugs and prescriptions, but even they are obliged to proceed with great caution, and never attempt any serious surgical operations when the patient is a Musselman. In the matter of windows alluded to above, I am reminded of a case growingout of the laws and customs regulating that question which gave me more trouble than any other with which I had to deal while at Teheran. The missionaries had built a chapel in their own grounds, but ad joining the estate of the Emir Sul t&uch, a poVerful eourtier, who had been endeavoring to persuade them to sell the mission premises to him. As no price could be agreed upon they declined to sell, and he then entered on a series of annoyances intended to make them sell at any price. Twice he raised a mob of his own servants, aided by some of the canaille, who j by violence drove the men working on the chapel from the premises. Uy employing great urgency at the For- i eign Office I succeeded in prevent- ! ing a recurrence of such outrages. lJv the expressed wish of the Shah a conference was then held at the j Foreign Office to agree upon a mo- I dus vivendi. The plan I suggested proved entirely acceptable to the Shah and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Emir Sultanch was instructed to accept it. While appa- ; rently doing so, he yet raised diffi culties, doubtless in part because a j powerful faction opposed to the mis- j sionaries was behind him, and even tually he resorted again to his tac- j tics of annoyance. One of these was the erection of a screen wall on a i party wall between the two premises. In this addition he caused two win dows to be opened, overlooking the grounds of our citizens. This was ' such a direct violation of the Per- ! sian law that, although not contrary j to American customs, it could under j no circumstances be accepted only as a gross insult, intended as an act ! of persecution, io allow it to pass unnoticed would be to invite further attacks ol our rights. With some difficulty I succeeded in having the windows walled up. A few mouths later, during my i temporary absence in the suburbs, the Emir Sultanch hastily threw up ; a pavilion on a corner of the party ; wall and opened five new windows . direcilv overlooking the girls' school of the American mission. The mat ter had now reached a crisis; the Minister of Foreign Affairs was cither in league with or afraid of the power of the Emir Sultanch.who seemed determined to invade the right to the quiet enjoyment of property awarded by the treaty. In this emergency I succeeded by fin esse in obtaining a legal decision j from Hadgi Mollah Alee, the head of the Mussulmans of Persia, and ; also Chief Justice and expounder of the law, which officially and emphat- ! ically announced the law on the sub- ! ject, in language so strong that the aggrieved party was even authorized to shoot any one opening windows overlooking a neighbor's grounds without his permission. Armed with this document which represent ed the highest authority of the realm, I succeeded at last in bring ing the Government to terms, and the offending windows were finally closed with masonry. The effect was at once seen in the quick redress given as soon after in an affair of far more apparent importance at Selnias. A helping word to one in trouble is often like a switch on a railroad track—but one inch between wreck and smooth roll:ng prosperity. HEIRS TO ENGLISH ESTATES. American Claimants Swindled by Enter prising English Sharpers. New York Star. The “British American Claim Agency,” which had offices in the Stewart building, corner Broadway and Chambers streets, was visited to day by central office detectives, who made prisoners of the men who called themselves president and vice president of the concern. They are charged with having carried on swindling operations to a great ex ! tent. George Frederick Parker is the name of the president and E. S. Witherell that of the secretary. The agency advertised that it was pre pared to collect the claims of heirs to estates or fortunes in chancery in the Bank of England or on the con tinent of Europe. The advertise ments stated that there were over $480,000,000 awaitingiiuch claim ants. Both men are Englishmen. Parker is said to be a ticket of-leave man, who came here from Australia. The cash books seized by the po lice show that rarely less than $100 was received each day, and lately $400 was the average. The books of the concern contained more than 30,000 names of “next of kin,”alpha betically arranged, who paid in lees during the past winter. The agenc}’ never investigated a claim, never approached the Court of Chancery, and only paid expenses in the way of purchasing postage stamps and paying salary to a decoy named James A. Hales, said to have an office at No. 115 Chancery lane, Lon don, who wrote letters on the claims, viewing them in a favorable light. One of the circulars of the agency . was printed on heavy blue paper with the British coat of-arras and the heading, “To the Bank of Eng land and Paymaster-General, Court of Chancery,” which was an appli cation to the decoy Hales to furnish information regarding estates. An other type written document stated that “C)ur President” would sail for Europe on April 16th in the inter est of several clients, and that he would take charge of a few more good claims, charging $24.75 for searchers’ fees, etc., with the under standing Uiafc the monev. would be returned if no collection was made. Upon the evidence of two swindled claimants Parker and Withered were indicted on Thursday for ille gally using the mails, and to-day Inspector Byrnes w ith two of his stall' and three postoffice inspectors raided the premises, made prisoners of the men and carted off the books and papers found there. Later in the evening George W. Gibbons, a lawyer having an office at 320 Brodwny, whose name is printed on some of the circulars of the concern as the agency’s counsel, was also arrested. VIRGINIA. The vast, undefined region named Virginia by Queen Elizabeth was re garded by her as a fourth kingdom of her realm. Spenser dedicated his ‘Faery Queene’ to Elizabeth, ‘Queen of England, France, Ireland, and Virginia.' When .James VI., of Scotland,came to the English throue, Scotland was added, and Virginia was called, in compliment, the fifth kingdom. On the death of Charles I, on the scaffold, his son Charles, heir to tlm throne, was in exile. Sir William Berkeley, a staunch royal ist, was then Governor of Virginia, and a majority ofthe colony were in sympathy with him. He proclaimed. that sou ‘Charles the Second, King of England, Scotland, Ireland and Virginia,’ and when, in 1G52, the Virginians heard that the Govern ment of England was about to send a fleet to reduce them to submission, they 9ent a message to Breda, in Flanders, where Charles then resid ed, inviting him to come over and lie King of Virginia. He was on the point of sailing for America when circumstances foreshadowed his res toration to the throne of his father. When that act was accomplished,the grateful monarch caused the arms of Virginia to be quartered with those of England, Scotland, and Ireland, as an independent member of the empire. From this circumstance tlic name arose. -«.—*-« THE SAVIORS BIRTH. The nativity was not celebrated on the same day by all the primitive churches. For two or three centu ries the Eastern church kept January 6 as the birthday of our Lord, while the Latin church observed it on De cember 23. Dionysiu# Exignus. a Scynthian monk, first fixed Decern ber 23 as the day of the birth of Christ, in the year of Rome 753, when Leutolus and Piso were con suls. This computation has been followed up to the present, though the best authorities are agreed that this is neither the month nor the year in which Christ became incar nate. The date generally received 1 among scholars is Friday April 5, B. C. 4. December 25 was probably settled on by the early church as the proper time, because almost all the heathen nations regarded the winter solstice as a most important point of i the year, as the begining of the re newed life and activity of the powers of nature; and the church sought to allay the deep-rooted heathen feeling to its own purposee by engrafting its festivals upon their ancient rites. SAYINGS OF SAM JONES. What the Agitator Haa Been Giving to the Bostonese. Boston Herald. Flowers are God’s thoughts in bloom. It is the business of every man to fight evil. God has not lost His power, but the pulpit has lost ;ts voice. More lies are told about money than anything else in the world. Can a man be a Christian if he votes one way and prays another? When a man knows one thing well he is likely to find out other things. You need not wait to ask a man to make a profession, for yon can tell him by his acts. I know in the depths of my sonl there is something in this world bet ter than money. 1 know you denounce drunken ness, but how few pulpits pull out their dagger and stab it. Truth will not only take care of itself, but it will take care of the man who preaches it. Whisky is the worst enemy God or man ever had, and the best friend the devil ever had. Find me the preacher whoisbuiit up upon Divine character, and I will show you a great character. Though some men may beat me in living aright, no man shall beat me in repenting of my meanness. It is every preacher’s duty to de nounce the things of hell just as much as it is to preach the beauty of Christ. When a man just lives for what i he can get and what clothes he can wear, he is not ten feet from the basement. It would be as impossible for me t<* attempt to exaggerate the glories of Heaven as to try to exaggerate the horrors of evil and sin. There never was a time in the history of the world when the Gos pel and religion needed so much backbone and nerve as now. If you will do what Jesus Christ tells you, and you don’t come out a whole man, then you have got an is sue that will bankrupt the Bible. Every sin that man commits is a direct stab at his conscience, and he stabs and stabs until conscience breathes its last and dead forever. A young lady once said to me (her father was a preacher, too): “My father don’t believe in revivals.” “Well,” said I, “there’s where your father and the devil are alike.” ITEMIZED COURTING HILLS. A young couple in New York who were engaged to marry, broke off re i cently. When he parted from his ! ex-love he remarked by waj ol pa renthesis, that he regretted only one | thing, and that was the heavy ex- i pense he had incurred. The young lady tired up and asked him to make out an itemized bill; her papa was | ! rcsponeiblc for her debts. I he next i dav he sent in his bill as follows: i»KniT. To doing the theaters one season 1*297.75 | » rides in the park one season N5.00 “ caramels one season '40.H4 •• chocolate drops one season d.«3 “ losing two pair opera glasses 15.00 “ jewelry,brie-a-brac, presents .sM.ly *• four midday luncheons at Del monico’s • 21-00 “ special gift to vour mamma 4o5 <« •* •» “ “ papa “ cost of valentine to yon l-~> “ one Seaside novel “ two Parisian diamonds •»."? *♦ wearing ont shoe leather • 35.00 Total CREDIT. By one meal at your house I 45 Balance due 19GL3Q The young lady made a counter claim bill, which brought her old sweetheart out in debt to her. She said her claim was just, and that she was willing to submit it to an) court of competent jurisdiction to decide. It differs in items from his: j DEBIT. To burning gas call evenings $ 75.4S “ wearing out carpet in the ball -L-0IJ “ friction with parlor furniture 99,01 “ lunching with us( lumped 19.U “ working hat mark ' W j “ comic valentine sent you m “ monopolizing my time ^ \ “ l new cravat (black silk; • •» ! “ laughing at yearold and only “ philopena present . - - *» | “ uew dresses for theaters S23.16 | “ extra fires in the parlor . . , “ four postal cards.. 1 Total U.012A2 CREDIT. Ilv introducing me to dear Clar * ence ggg Balanee .$1,012^2 Please remit the difference in onr bill* to settle as I want to make Clarence a genuine present. There is likely to be a lawsnit. GREAT GUNS. Some Latest English Specimens—9* Woolwich Hammer. Boston Hersld. England’s big guns arc made of bars of coiled spirally and welded into a solid mass by the hammer. These red-hot furnaces contain a straight bar; at a word the door is slightly raised, and with huge nip pers its head is siezed by loops made for the purpose. A steam winch draws ont the glowing mass and brings it to a horizontal capstan fixed before the door. A water hose is turned upon the loop, and while it blackens under the chill, a stalwart fellow, wielding a heavy sledge, fixes the loop on a nut projecting from the capstan wheel. Then the machine revolves with resistless force, curling the hot metal round and round on its drum neatly and smoothly, and as easily as one of Jordan & Marsh’s girls would wind ribbon. So the coil is formed whether for the breech piece or the body of the gun, or for its j acket This again is cooled, and after a while is refined for welding under the hammer. You ought to see this Woolwich hammer, it weighs lorty tonB shear weight, and when it drape it falls forty feet into a block that rests on piles, massive masonry and enor mous quantities of iron. Between two great shafts this hammer is sus pended, a solid block which driven from above by steam and gathering impetus as it falls, strikes with the force of many hundred tons. A vet eran workman has charge of this massive hammer. He starts and drops it by the touch of his thumb and finger. I saw an open faced watch laid down on the block; then he dropped the hammer, and he stop ped it just in time to break the crys tal and nothing more. They call this last operation of furnace the •*great heat,” and about every mon arch there is in Europe has seen it, just as I did yesterday. While I am wondering what they thought about it the furnace to be emptied is flar ing with impatience. Through the interstices of its great door blue, red and purple flames are leaping. A huge crane swings round a pair of pincers, at the end of a dozen Brit ons cluster. The door rises a little, the white light blinds us, and, al though I am at least- twenty yards away, the heat burns my face un comfortably. Water is thrown into the awful gap, and then men per ceive their prey. The huge arms part and firmly close, the door rises to its fullest extent, a clash of the crane gear, a shout from the men and out it CDmes, easily and softly, a monstrous coil. The crane swings about and places it on end upon the anvil. Then the hammer falls,shak ing the solid floor beneath us, crush ing the red hot mass inches down at a blow, welding its coils together so that they can never part. But the inside hollow has been knocked out of shape by this process, so, when the tube has been reduced to its proper length, a solid mandril is deftly slipped betwixt the hammer and the iron. For two or three blows the contracted coil attempts resist ance, but it gives way and the man dril is deftly slipped betwixt the hammer and the iron. For two or three blows the contracted coil at tempts resistance, but it gives way and the mandril slips to its base as into butter. Then the great pincers are used again, and it drops the mass on its side, where again it is battered and struck all around. The irregu larities caused by all the hammering are afterward removed by the plane, and then the gun is made by other machiner}’. One of the forest curiosities of the | Isthmus of Darien and lower Cen- | tral America is the tree killer (mat apalo.) This starts in life as a climber upon the trunks ot large for est trees, and owing to its marvel ously rapid growth soon reaches the lower branches. It then begins to throw out many shoots, which en twine themselves all around the trunk and branches, and also aerial tendrils, which, as soon as they reach the ground, takes root. In a few years this gigantic parasite will completely envelope the trunk of the tree which has upheld it and kill it j The whole of the inner dead tree will ■ then rot away, leaving the hollow matapalo standing alone and flour ishing. The “tree killer” is. a Fit at. RAILWAY ETIQUETTE. If, says Bill Nye, you have been reared in extreme poverty, and your mother supported you until you grew up and were married, so that your wife could support you, you will probably sit in four seats at the same time with your feet extended in the aisles so that you can wipe them off on other people while you snore with your mouth open clear to your shoolderblades. If you are prone to drop asleep [ and breathe with a low, deep rattle, | like the exhaust of a bath tub, it ' would be a good plan to tie up yonr head in a feather-bed and then in sert the whole thing in a linen closet or if yon cannot secure that yon might stick it ont of the window and get it knocked off against a tunnel. In the morning is a good timo to find out how many people have suc ceeded in getting on the passenger train who ought to be in the stock car. Generally you will find one male and one female. The male goes into the wash-room, bathes his worthless carcass from daylight until break fast time, walking on the feet of any man who tries to wash his face dur ing that time. He wipes himself on nine different towels, because when he gets home he knows he will have to wipe his face on an old door mat. People who have been reared on hay all their lives generally want to fill themselves full of pie and colic when they travel. If you never rode in a varnished car before, and never expect to again, you will probably roam op and down the car, meandering over the feet of the porter while he is making up the berths. This is a good way to let the people see just how little sense you had left after yonr brain began to soften. • BEECHER AT HIS BEST. Random Extracts from Mr. Beecher'* Sermons. Nowhere can a man get real root room and spread ont his branches till they touch the morning and the evening bnt in his own house. The real man is one who always finds excuses for others but never excuses himself. Men have different spheres. It is for some to evolve great moral truths, as the heavens evolve stars, to guide the sailor on the sea and the traveler on the desert; and it is for some, like the sailor and the traveler, simply to be guided. In the morning we carry’ the world, like Atlas; at noon we stop and bend beneath it, and at night it crushes us flat to the ground. Any feeling that takes a man away from his home is a traitor to the household. A man ought to carry himself in the world as an orange tree would if it could walk up and down in the garden—swinging perfume from every little censer it holds up to the air. The superfluous blossoms on a fruit tree are meant to symbolize the large way In which God loves to | do pleasant things. Our best actions are often those of which we are unconscious; bnt this can never be unless we are always yearning to do good. In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich. As flowers never put on their best clothes for Sunday, but wear then spotless raiment and exhale their odor every day, so let your G'hristiau life, free from stain, ever give forth the fragrance of the love of God. What cares the child when the mother rocks it, though all storms beat without? So we, if God doth shield and lend us, shall be heedless of the tempests and blasts of life, blow they ever so rudely. You have seen a ship out ou the bay, swinging with the tide, and seeming as if it would follow it; and yet it cannot, for down beneath the water it is. anchored. So many a soul sways toward heaven, but can not ascend thither because it fs an chored to some secret sin. HOUSEHOLD RECIPES. Thanksgiving Puddin$.—Take 1 quart of bread crumbs, half a cup of dried currants, 1 pint of stoned rais ins, a teaspoon of salt, half a teacup of sugar, a quart of milk, and six well-beaten eggs, flavor with nutmeg, mix all together. Pour in a well buttered mold. Set in a cool place over night. Set the pan in a steam er two hours before dinner. When done serve with rich sauce. Pudding Sauce.—Beat a cupful of butter until soft, then add two cups of sugar; beat until it froths, then set the bowl in a pan of boiling wa ter and stir one minute. Pour in a hot bowl, grate nutmeg over the top, and serve with the padding. PuicraN Pie.—To one quart of stewed pumpkin add a quart of milk, a teacup of sugar and three eggs. Flavor with nutmeg. Line pie-pann with rich crust, fill with the pump kin and bake. ■■■ mm • •+ • Tree Plating nin California.— The good work of tree planting goes on rapidly in portions of California. Three firms in the State have sold 60,000 trees to Nevada coonty alone, and the present year will probably see 100,000 trees planted in that county —Chicago Herald. It is very difflcnlt to raise young turkeys, but if they be kept dry and warm, as well as confined for a few days after being batched, until tbev become strong enough to be allowed oat of the coop there will be fewer losses in the broods. Dampness is mow fatal with them than cold.