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- The Columns of this paper show it — --—--- /J to be a new departure, and inquiry . .Hi-, r,,>tM-n liMt for any county /M will prove it to be the best adverti* t t .. r C sample. V ing medium in West Virginia. No •.t;recn!>r.«rt‘4,Hainp ■ other publication is so widely distri j.hiro 30. Hardy 27, Harrison 3 V. ■ buted over the State and read by the I very class most valuable to advortis u proportion. Cireu- H| OPS equal to that of ~ vm = _ CHARLESTOWN, JEFFERSON COUNTY, W. VA- FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 1887. _Price 3 Cents s/oi. 111., iNO. VIII- _____ ■■ —_ ■ — » -- .---- 7 DYSPEPSIA. I nto a few weeks ago 1 considered mv>elf the champion Dyspeptic of A mer ieA. During the years that I have been afflicted 1 have • ried almost everything claimed to be a sj»ooitic for Dyspepsia, in the hope of finding something that would afford permanent relief. I had alH>ut made up mv mind to abandon all medicines when I noticed an endorse ment of Simmons Liver Regulator, by a prominent Georgian, a jurist, whom I knew, and concluded to try its effectsm mv ease. 1 have used but two bottles, and am satisfied that I have struck the | right thing at last. 1 felt it- b*'Ocficial , ertects almost immediately. I nuke all other preparations of a similar kind, no | special instructions are required as to what one shall or shall not eat. I his fact alone ought to commend it to all troubled with Dvpepsia. J. N. HOLM MS, Vineland. •!. j Constipation To Secure si Regular Habit of Body witnout Changing the Diet or Dis organizing the System, take only i.KM INK Mam » utvtkp by J.H ZEILIN& CO.. Philadelphia. \ a p r.29.oo w -2m. is* " jy l . ' Or Black L< pi.-v ■ a iu-»- -a1 ic!i i.- toneklcrt'd i incurable, I»ut h !.. • vud.!. <1 i>> lie* curative jw> ;>• ertit s of Swtr - * n ww know;; nil over theworld ;:•* s. ->. 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Hav in ' employ. ■! a cutter, who is a irrw-iuate «*t the John MitcheH’ut dim suhiH*! «>t NVw \ ork. !< t*l iMHiliuont in oilt ritsjr out -ere iff- t<* tlio citizens of ; Jc h i-.'’.: that we car. give entire satisi fa .ton nml will use every mean- to give «,nr work a high reputation. faction (inatuufeed. apr.'*,’s*> lv. MEN WANTED to .ell tor the HOOKER NURSERIES. INtablishcil Me IVrnwnent finnlov „„.„t Sal trv ami Kxpenso't or Liberal t’otiiiutssions miitl. Kxportcnoe not no Apl.lv »0.n.-.if)KER (,() felti>2ni. Rochester, N. \. flower seeds \FAIR.HONEBT /any 2 p*l»rr r|owWr8««d»JOU \ dealing /MLjs'kiarsa T&sr WoNOriMI8/ gSySSS \mtohht/ \PR08PERITY I den Steed* mul«1 on receipt of Ac. per paper. All who tty oor Seads beema rtmlar l£tr«» Our iwc keu aro liberal m quantity 7. DefORRST FLA A (O. Seed Merchants. Growers and Importer* 1W3 -Market St., Philadelphia, Pa. LORD & THOMAS, Advertising, 45 to J 4i> Randolph St . Chicago, keep this paper on Cic and arc uuthorisotl to fiftll ZJDYICC21Q taike contracts with fllJ7sln I I^CHOi THE PUXTOO OFFICE OF It# AND THAT OF 1887. What are the Chances for Printers’ Tal ent in New York. New York Standard. There hangs on the walls of the office of the typographical union in New York the painting of a print ing office of the year 1829. A press man is at work on a Ram age hand press, and about the room are seen the appliances of that day for set ting type, binding books and ruling blank books. Perhaps all the plant of such an office could have been bought for $2,000, and the pressman at work was capable, no doubt, of performing every process in the pro duction of a book or newspaper. The man who made this sketch of the office in which he worked in 1829 is still living. The walls of the office of the typographical union arc not large enough to contain a pictorial gallery of the many branches into which the trade of printing is now divided, and pic tures would have to be added con stantly to depict the rapidly chang ing processes in connection with the business. In 1870 the eight, ten or twelve cylinder press used in the press rooms of the dai!\ newspapers was considered a marvelous machine. To feed the cylinder presses and the folding machines there were then employed in a daily newspaper office in New York from twenty to fifty persons. The press now used in such an office feeds itself, prints, cuts into sheets, folds and counts the papers. The scores of feeders who were formerly em ployed in press rooms are now earn ing and saving, in order to become employer-, in that indefinite haven of those ousted by machinery— “some other occupation. " In the book printing offices the presses of the new make are also capable of being ruu with less labor , and of doing better work than those of the style in general use twenty years ago. New iolding machines and new sewing machines in the ! book-bindery are throwing girls out of work and performing in a day a quantity of work that formerly took up a week. In large binderies the work of binding books is subdivided 1 t<> such an extent that an operative working at the trade toils for years at a single subdivision of it, such as . embossing, rounding, backing, cut- 1 ting, pasting or sewing. Forty years ago a bookbinder could have set himself up in business with $130. To day the necessary machinery for a modes*, bindery costs at least $3,000. In blank book manufactur ing, improvements in machinery have been made within ten years that render it unprofitable for some machinery constructed previously to be worked at all. In other words, the owner of a small blank book fac tory, operating with his old-style machines, would lose more money i the more lie worked, and if lie had the energy, skill and business tal ents of a tiptop captain of industry, he would go to ruin so much the sooner. It would be as it a man were to start to ride on horseback to San Francisco in order to save ear fare and put up at the highest priced hotels on the way. Type composing machines are in use in halt' a dozen large otlices in New York. While it is a fast compos itor who can set 10,000 cms a day, a team of three machine operators can average 60,000 eras a day if working on reprint copy and not require*l to change the length of the lines. The first cost of the composing machine and ih liability to get out of repair -tand in the way of its general adop tion. hut comp isitors generally take it for granted that a machine or a print M may at any time be invented which wih take the place of hand compositor in plain type setting. There are establishments in the citv where nothing but presswork is done. Scott has presses by the dozen at work night and day, the forms being carted there from nu merous composing rooms scattered about tli*' lower part of the city. It would be a smart pressmnu who could run otf work on a single press in a small otlice at as low a rate as one of Scott's presses can do it. All who know anything at all <>t the weekly press of the country are : aware that hundreds of the smaller papers are printed on one side in a large city establishment and sup plied to their proprietors at a cost but little above that of white paper, as the same “matter” appears in many of them, and the advertisc , uients inserted by the wholesole bouse printing these papers repay the cost of the work. This class of newspapers are known to the trade as “patent insides ’ Within five years another proves-, lias played havoc among compositors. Stereotype plates are sent by express from sev eral cities to the country press, the plates being but the eighth of an inch thick and tilted into the forms i on movable and adjustable bases. Telegraphic news matter is thus prepared and forwarded in the morning for points within 150 miles of New York, arriving in time for use in the evening papers. Miscel laneous matter goes more slowly,but reaches many more papers. This plate matter is recognized by the union printers as capable ol irre trievable damage to the craft, both in diminishing wages and lessening opportunities for obtaining work. There have been many newspapers started in small towns through the means of plttes. These little towns will soon be sending out a horde of half-taught and low-priced compos itors, for small country offices but rarelv have employment for journej' men. The larger weeklies and the | daily papers of the third rate cities j also use plate matter, the effect being I to increase the size of the papers somewhat, but at the same time to lessen on the whole the amount of work for compositors. Another use (or plate matter, and one which is a menace to the scale of wages, is that | in case of strike it can be relied on to (ill up the forms. In addition to the changes in the New York printing otliee growing out of new methods and improved machinery, the work of the trade lias been split off into many divis ions. and, with few exceptions, each of these divisions is monopolized by a few houses, the monopoly being established and controlled through the possession of facilities not at tainable by a beginner. Who would tiiink to-day of entering into the business of manufacturing school books in the face of the pool sup plying the country with them and employing the usual modes of a pool in crushing opposition? hat work- j ing printer would dream of starting i a daily newspaper or a monthly maginize after looking over the list j of failures in these lines during the past ten years? The savings of a j printer's lifetime would be unequal | to the purchase of a single press in i a daily newspaper ollice. No com i bination of merit and genius can j cope with the problem of competing | with the four large theatrical print ing ottiees of the city, its three color ; printing firms, its half dozen law printing establishments, or its three railway printing houses. Once or twice in a decade talent, character and capital unite and successfully build up a new printing ollice in New York. This is usually done, how ever, through large capitalists seek ing investments for their money and cdmpfWng'ftffiecs already' estab j lished to yield a share of their pat ronage and in part release their grip ; upon the increasing volume of work ' in the way of printing. Again, some enterprising persons may perceive apart from the common line of work a little need for a neyv otliee that' may in time grow to be a great ollice. This is in the direction for the exercise oi .1 business iiiient i nae is much vaunted and flattering to 1 solf—foresight—and the printers , who have believed that they had that talent and had discovered a need are surprising in number. As ! a consequence there are ex proprie \ tors of printing oflices at the ease iu ! every ollice in the city. Taking the | waste ot capital and the wages that might have been earned if these ex proprietors had never made their business ventures, the aggregate loss t<> the working members of the print- , ing fraternity, through unsuccessful j attempts to become employers, will i bear comparison with what has been thrown away by the shiftless. Several managers of printing otliees have lately been interviewed by the writer in relation to the ques tion of building up a paying estab lishment. Mr. Roony, manager of the Concord Co operative Company, pays $900 a year rent for an estab lishment now having about $5,000 worth of material in it. He had lately sought better quarters iti liis neighborhood, but found nothing that rented under $1,200 which an swered his purposes. lie had had his eye on a new building near by, while it was iu course of construc tion, and thought he might take in it a room 25x75 feet. Rut its rent turned out to be $2,000 a year. Mr. Roony thinks that $30,000 is re quired to set up an office which can expect to compete in any of the larger lines of the printing business. Mr. McWilliams said that he thought $50,0C0 might start a book printing office. The smaller offices generally made barely a living over their rent, which was sure to rise if the office depended on its locality for its good will. He had once gone to a place that was worthless for any me else, but as soon as he had made it pay the rent was run up to a point that compelled him to remove. Mr. Burgoyue, whose large business has been built up iu the past fifteen years, said there was $80,000 invest i cd in his office. An office that could bid for work of any class might be established for $i50.000; but in i ordci todo all kindsof work aquar ter of a million would be needl'd. The day of the small printer had gone by. He had a number of ex proprietors working for him. He made money by doing quick work in a “flexible” office. His hands could be transferred from one department to another, and thus an immense amount of work done a* a low cost. He does work for a dozen smaller offices. The complete printing office of i 1829, with its few primitive tools, is no longer in existence. From it have sprung daily newspaper offices, book printing offices, job offices, binderies, blank book factories, lith ographing, engraving, label and j color printing establishments. I he wage worker is now seldom success ful in becoming an employer, lhe men arc as good as they were in old 1 times, but conditions imve changed. -► - ! SUCCESSFUL PROFIT SHAR ING. A year ago the firm of Norton Pros., Chicago, decided to adopt the profit-sharing system with its em ployes. The firm promised to di vide a certain portion of. its profits for the year among th<f employes who worked for the firm fcr at least six months during the year, and who had not left their work without the consent of the firm, or who had not been discharged for cause. The firm guaranteed the sum to be di vided to be no less than $10,000, and expected the men to refrain from striking or in any way interfering with their business. The men readi ly consented to this arrangement, and Thursday the firm divided $13, 275 amongst tli'e 250 employes, each employe receiving a sum in propor tion to the amount earned during the year. Each employe received nearly 7-f per cent, on his earnings. The earnings of the men ran from $500 to $1,500 in theyeaj, and each, therefore, received from! $38.50 to $77.70. The system resumed in gen eral satisfaction all around. It is said that the amount of dead capital invested in farm fences in the United States alone reaches the immense aggregate of $5,000,000,000 and that the construction of new fences and the renewal of old ones involves an outlay of nil less than $200,000,000 annually. It is diffi cult to fix an approximate idea of what immense sums as these repre sent, but some conception of this enormous investment may be formed from the fact that it nearly equals the capital stock of all the railroads of the country, while the annual ex pense almost parallels the entire revenue of the National Govern ment. -► — 4” DIGGING FOR GOLD EAGLES. The Latest Texas Sensation^-Old Fields Full of Ready-Made Money. Italthnnrn American. Four Worth, Tex., April Ifi.— Sunday morning two men drove up to the residence of William Tubbs, Sr., living lour miles north of Craw ford, and said they wished to sec the man of the house, to whom they made the following disclosure: In 1805 an Indian woman, tearing that she would he plundered by ^ ankce raiders, buried an iron vessel con taining *1,000 in gold under a cor ner of the house now occupied by Mr. Tubbs. I’pon moving away she concluded it was safest to leave it where it was. I’pon her deathbed, a short time ago, she revealed the secret to the two mer. just spoken of, and. in return for kindness shown her by these parties, she beqeathed to them the buried treasure. 1’e questing Mr. Tubbs’ permission to dig under the house, they all pro ceeded to the house and commenced to dig at the spot indicated by the Indian woman. The iron pot was unearthed. In the vessel was found a canvas hag containing a large amount of gold coin, exactly how much Mr. Tubbs is unable to state —possibly *1,000 or *1,500. After the above laets had become gener ally known. Captain llewley, who livs near Mr. Tubbs, said that on last Monday afternoon, while plow ing in a field near his house he per ceived sticking in the earth shin ing substance. I pon investigation it proved to be a*20 gold piece, lie thought nothing straugc of this. As he plowed on he found more gold pieces, and he was .-o aroused upon the subject that lie called his. hired help, Ed. Carpenter, from another part of the field. By night fail they had succeeded altogether in picking up 282 *20 gold pieces, which amounted to *5,040. This startling discovery has set the country wild, and every person who owns as much as ten acres of ground has gone to digging for gold. Slack Henson, who was in town Monday, says he found *35 in Confederate money in an old Bois d’Arc stump on Ins place. The next day he was offered *100 per acre for his place, but he refused to sell. In 1840 the Tonkavva Indians sold to the Texas government a part of their reservation for *40,000 in gold. As the tribes were encamped for nine months about where Captain Bcwlev’s farm is. it is probable they hid a part of all this money where they then were. Bewley thinks there is more gold hidden in this field, so he has posted his entire farm, and warns any and all persons, upon pain of death, not to come on his place with a pick. During the year 1880 11.000 lbs, of beeswax were shipped from <_ aii fornia by sea to Europe; 41,000 lbs. by overland by rail, mostly to New York, and 3,000 lbs. via Panama tc New York. THE COUNT TON MOLTKE. THE CELEBRATED CHIEF OF STAFF AND HIS EMPEROR. His Early Poverty and Late Successes— Leaving the Danish for the German Army—His Personal Appearance —His Numerous Talents— His Silence. The great field marshal ol‘ Ger many, like his emperor, is very old. On the 2Gtk of October last he ccle brated his 86th birthfiay. He is a childless widower, and to his castle of Kreisau, far from the capital, did he go to spend his birthday. There his wife is buried, in the center of a park, under a mausoleum. None of his family have lived to enjoy the great man’s fame. Helmut Karl Von Moltke, al though serving in the Danish army when but 21 years of age, was not born in Denmark, but at Parcliim, in Mechlinburg, bis father, Baron Von Moltke, a retired Prussian offi cer, owning an estate in that grand duchy. His mother was only a burgher’s daughter. Von Moltke’s father lost his wealth with the fall of the father-1 land and entered the service of Den mark, rising to be lieutenant-general. j Helmut and his brother Fritz were sent to Partem Kinekbeer’s acade my, in Ilobenfclde and afterward to the military academy at Copenha gen, where they were very poor, and where, as page, Helmut often waited at table. When absolved from bis duties as page he joined his regiment. Den mark, as Napoleon's ally, had lost severely. It was compelled to cede Norway to Sweden, and became bankrupt. Many of the young offi cers surrendered their commissions and took foreign service. Among them was the presentgreat strategist, Von Moltke. His dismissal was gran ted with a sneer. His advancement in the Prussian army was slow. Not till he had served fourteen years in an under charge, and was past thirty-two years of age, did he become a first lieutenant. In 1835 he obtained leave of absence for a short oriental ! tour, which was, by force of extra-1 I ordinary circumstances, extended to four years. The Turkish Sultan chose Von Moltke to reorganize his army, and for nearly five yeaffs made him his chief adviser and counselor. When Von Moltke returned to Prussia he was decorated with the i order of merit and was accorded per mission to wear a decoration given | him by the Sultan. He had written j some tales of the orient, and these falling into the hands of Miss Mary i Burt, an English girl and step 1 daughter of his sister, inspired in her a fervent admiration which rip | ened into love upon acquaintance. | They were married after he was pro moted to the rank of major,and lived ! together happily for a quarter of a century; but she died before her i husband became celebrated. Prussia learned Von .Moltke s value during the seven days’ cam 1 paign in Austria; and he won the Danish war also, though Prussia did ; not realize it at the time. He plan ned the French campaign, and when, j on that famous day in 1801, the em peror, with his victorious soldiers, re entered the Brandenburg gates at Berlin, with Bismarck and Moltke at his side, the monarch showed his appieeiation of his chief of staff. He created him count. With tlie sum of money he got as his share from the war debt paid by Fiance. $500, 000, he bought the estate of KreisaO. Count Von Moltke looks like the photographs and engravings of him. Like Lincoln, the meanest wood eut intended for him resembles him. His face is clear cut and clean shaven; Ida lips are thin and decis ive looking; his eyes arc blue, his nose Roman, and he wears a wig— a modest mixture of chestnut and silver. He has acquired fame in many ways. He might be said almost to be a universal genius, rare as the product is. As strategist, as author, painter, musician and linguist he has won honors. He holds his own in eleven tongues. But, with all his gifts, he cannot talk. He is known at Berlin as “The Silent. In the Reichstag he gives Bismarck his vote, but not bis voice. Neither does lie talk privately with his col leagues. It has been asserted that the* at mosphere, physical and mental, of I the Prussian kingdom, is conducive ! to longevity. The emperor’s pbysi cians declare that, as he has no or ganic disease, there is nothing to prevent him from attaining 100. It seems that he bars out all the predictions made about his long life. One story says that, at the time of the Furstentag at Frankfort, in lbG3, King William, one day. walk ing in the neighborhood of Baden Baden, accompanied by Herr Von Bismarck and a number of ladies and gentlemen, passed a gypsy hut. One of the ladies exclaimed: “That is where the famous gypsy girl Preciosa tells fortunes. The party, who were all in walk ing dress, entered the hut and had their fortunes told in succession, th% king, whose identity was conceal ed, coming last. Preciosa held his hand a long while in silence, and then said: “I see a great crown, great victo ries and great age. You will live ninety-six years, but your last days will bring many troubles and much sorrow.” The king forgot all about the prophecy till in 1884, when, at a ball at the Russian embassy in Berlin, the Hungarian Countess Erdody, whose mother was a Tsiganc, was presented to him. During a long conversation it was incidentally mentioned that the countess possess ed the gift of chiromancy. The emperor held out his hand and the countess, after examining the lines, gravely said: “Your majesty is destined to live ninety-six years.” The emperor, it is added, was much struck by the coincidence. -» ♦ —. - AN ANCIENT NOSE PULLING AFFAIR. From “Porley’s Rominiseenses of Sixty S'ears in the National Metropolis." Mr. Adams’ private secretary was his, son John Adams, who soon made himself very obnoxious to the friends of General Jacksou. One evening Mi. Russell Jarvis, who then edited the Washington Tele graph, a newspaper which advocated Jackson’s election, attended a “drawing-room” at the White House, escorting his wife and a party of visiting relatives from Boston. Mr. Jarvis introduced those who were with him to Mrs. Adams, who re ceived them courteously, and they then passed on into the East Room. Soon afterward they found them selves standing opposite to Mr. John Adams, who was conversing with the Rev. Mr. Stetson. “Who is that lady?” asked Mr. Stetson. “That,” replied Mr. John Adams, in a tone so loud that the party heard it, “is the wife of one Russell Jarvis, and if he knew how contemptibly he is viewed in this house they would not be here.” The Bostonians at once paid their respects to Mrs. Adams and withdrew, Mr. Jarvis having first ascertained from Mr. Stetson that it wasjdr. John Adams who had insulted them. A few days afterward Mr. Jarvis sent a note to Mrmn Affams, demanding an ex planation, by a friend of his, Mr. McLean. Mr. Adams told Mr. Me- ! Lean that he had no apology to make to Mr. Jarvis, and that he wished no correspondence with him. ; A week later Mr. John Adams I went to the Capitol to deliver mes- I sages from the President to each house of Congress. Having deliver ed that addressed to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, he was going through the rotunda to ward the Senate Chamber, when he was overtaken by Mr. Jarvis, who pulled his nose and slapped his face. A scuffle ensued, blit they were quickly parted by Mr. Dorsey, a j Representative from Maryland. Pres i ident Adams notified Congress in a special message of the occurrence, j and the House appointed a select committee of investigation. Wit nesses were examined and elaborate J reports were drawn up, but neither ; the majority nor the minority recoin- ; mended that any punishment be in flicted upon Mr. Jarvis. ORIGIN OF A FAMOUS SONG. I — Augusta, <ia., < ,'hroniclo. Once over the bar at its entrance j from the gulf the Suwanee river , : holds its way with a deep currrent, in places of forty leet, far up j through the forests of the best hard I pine in the State. It is the Penob scot of Florida. It lias some good land upon it where plantations have j heretofore been made, but after i awhile generally abandoned. 'I he I mosquitoes and malaria guard the main entrance against other than lumbermen, anglers and tourists. This dark river has, too, its ro . mance, as being the place which •rave rise to a melody, which, like "Home, Sweet Home,” the affection j 1 of the heart will never let go. For 1 it was here that a French family in | the time of Louis XI\ came over | and settled upon the Snwanec and made a plantation. After awhile i ; the father and mother and all died save one daughter, who, dishearten ed and desolate, returned to Frahce, j and there wrote, adopting in part that negro dialect which she bad been familiar with on the plantation in her girlhood, a feeling tribute to | “the old folks at home” in their graves in the far-off country. -- HOW THEY GO TO BED IN JAPAN. Sacramento Record-I'niou. A bed in Nikko, Japan, is eight or so thick silk wadded comforters piled upon the floor; upon this a very ample wadded coat is placed. You slip into this great coat, put your arms into the long sleeves, fold it over you and sleep. The pillow is a block of wood placed under the neck, but looks too hard, and I carry a rubber pillow to take its place. A paper lantern is lighted all night, 1 for the people, I am told, are much afraid of the dark. - » “C LEAR THE WAY.” Men of thought, be upand stirring night and day. Sow the seed, withdraw the curtain, clear the wav. Men of action, aid and cheer them as wc may; There's a fount about to stream, there's a light about to beam, There’s a warmth about to glow, there’s a flower about to blow; There’s a midnight blackness changing into gray; Once the welcome light has broken, who shall say What the unhidden gloriex of tho day? What the evil that shall perish in its nay? Aid the dawning tongue and pen; aid'll, hopes of honest men; Aid it paper, aid it type; aid it for the hour is ripe, And our earnest must not slacken into way. Lo! the cloud’s about to vanish from tin* day, And a brazen wrong to crumble into clay; Lo, the right’s about to conquer! Clear tho wav! With the rightshall many enter, smiling at the dawn, With tho giant wrong shall tall many others, great and small, That for ages long have held us for their prey, Men of thought, men of action, clear way. A SCORE OF HOUSEKEEPING HINTS. Boston Budget. White paint that has become dis colored may be nicely cleaned by using a little whiting in the water while washing. Clean lamp chimneys by holding them over the spout of a teakettle full of boiling water, then wipe with a clean cloth. It will make them beautifully clear. To make a good liquid glue, put one ounce of borax into a pint of boiling water,add two ounces of shel lac and boil until the shellac is dis solved. Bottle for use. To lake spots of paint off wood, lay a thick coating of lime and soda mixed together over it, letting it stay twenty-four hours,*theu wash off with warm water, and the spot will have disappeared. Ink spots may be taken out of white goods by soaking ami rubbing the spots in sweet milk. Keep coffee by itself, as its odor affects other articles. Keep tea in a closed chest or canister. It is said if feather beds and pil lows be left out in a drenching rain every spring, and afterward exposed to the sun and air on every side un til dry, they will be much freshened and lightened. In heart disease special treatment should'be avoided as much as possi hlc. General toning op of the sys tem, cheerfulness and avoidance of strong excitement of every kind an* the surest of all remedies. Keep cut flowers fresh for several days by tilling a vase with clean sand, to which should be added a liberal supply of powdered charcoal Imbed the stems of the bouquet in this and water occasionally. Snleratns is excellent for remov ing grease from woodwork which j has not been painted. Spread thick 1 ly over the grease spots, moisten, I and alter it has remained a half hour wash off with tepid soap suds. Never put milk, fat or any oily : substance into the ear for the relief J of pain, 'or they soon become rancid ! and tend to incite inflamation. Sim 1 pie warm water will answer the pur pose better than anything else. For mildew pour a quart of boil ing water on an ounce of chloride of lime. When it is dissolved add three quarts of cold water. Into this pul the garment and let it soak twelve j hours. If not very bad the spots J will come out in less time. A nice way to freshen old lasbion ! ed silk.making it look like new surah, is to sponge it carefully with strong j coffee. While damp, lay it wrong side up on an ironing board and place pn|*er over it. then press with a warm iron. Be sure the coffee is perfectly settled until clear before 1 using. This is also good t«* freshen black lace, cashmere, ribbon and nl* Pflca. __ (Juiet a kicking cow l»y putting a strap in her mouth and buckling it . tightly behind her horns. Thin out instead of shortening in a tree when you transplant it. It is i a mistaken notion thaf it i* the i proper way to cut off the end* ol ail the limbs. Eggs intended for hatching shoul l | not be over two weeks old. If much older it takes longer to hatch them, and the chick* are as a ger.ei-I thing, not so thrifty. An apiarist in France claims ttisi. he has made experiments which prove that only from six to eight pounds of honey arc used by the bees to produce a pound or comb. A large amount of alfalfa sec l will be sown in Montana Territory this spring for the purpose of r.-ii* ing fodder for cattle during the win ter. The experiments made lr*t season were highly successful. -•>--#—* Dandelions, willow*, and skunk , cabbage are the first to yield hom-y ! to the bees in the spring. Then 1 comes the blossoms of fruit. ha?d | maple, white clover, small fruit*. : basswood, sumach, winding up with i golden-rod, aster, Spanish needle and smart-weed.