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TIIAT ABE BEDIVER. |akcn Vessel of Its jisury Box?Marine ttat ion. once sunk in shallow lade as soon as praetihcr cargo. This can y only?by using the g-dress. The wreckaking thair soundings ,e disaster, place bouys vrecked craft, which vers in their work. If nts flow near the vesisk aad danger to life s. 1 he rope secured je parted at auv mot t;> the mercy of the such a mishap their instantly carry them : the air tub being disconnected by the violent jerk, all chance of escape would be cut off. < i ne experiences 01 a uivcr are muuv and interesting. After he has once } reached the sunken ve-sel, whether by being lowered straight down from the ! wrecking craft or by walking along the j bottom of the ocean to avoid currents, ! he must search through the hull of the ;. ship as though she were floating upon J the surface of the water. To do this he 1 . carries a small lamp with him which | gives out a peculiarly brilliant light j when under the water, and makes the surrounding objec ts glisten with all the 1 colors of the rainbow, t are mu-t be taken that the air-tube does not get tangled up in any way, or cut by flic- j i tion against the side of the vess.-l. I n-' i fortunate divers have frequently lost ; their lives by this means, when explor- ! ing the intricate passages of a vessel at great depths below the surface of the ' water. Danger is also experienced from I heavy pieces of timber, b^xes, barrels, ' o ro nffon ! ItllU C> I'U utau uvuiv/Oj * tiivi* u>v V*wu | floating around in the hold of a sunken vessel. A diver, once telling of thetrouble that he had in exploring a wreck, said . that he was constantly annoyed by several heavy chests which kept mov.ng about with every swell of the sea. One came so near to his diving-bell that he was forced to give it a violent push, which sent it against the opposite wall of the small cabin. Instantly it rebounded and came within an inch of the diver's i head-dress, which it would have quickly I broken had it struck it. But by dodging in time the chest passed harmlessly over ; him, and the next moment it collided i with another similar chest. The force I of the cojlision broke one of the hoops i of the huge box, and the next moment a glittering pile of ftewly stamped gold coins rolled out upon tho floor of the cabin. The chest had been used as a sort of treasury box by the captain, and all of his valuables were locked up in it. Besides gold and silver pieces of money, J rich jewels and pre ious stones escaped from the brass-bound chest and presented to the diver's gaze a rare sight. The light from his small lamp, shining through the water, made the golden heap ^^^em brighte than ever. ^^.xploring a sunken wreck i9 like vissubmarine city, depopulated by a ' i iloccn The broken spars, torn rigging, j y and fsJW*n^?a?ts and blackened hulk, all suggest the presence of death and destruction. Through the black mass fishes of every si/.e aud species glide, and .around on the rocks and sand beau tiful specimens of submarine tlora and j fauna grow. Huge sea-spiders and crabs i haunt these solitary depths, and make the wrecks their abiding places, even as the lizards and reptiles or the land congregate in iong-deserted houses and make them their homes. Floating seaweed and moss s<fon collect upon the spars and rigging, and in time the whole wreck is covered over with a light greenish mossy substance. The diver when walking under the sea is permitted to see some of the most beautiful and picturesque scenes the eye can imagine. For thirty feet below the sun ace OI tne ocean me soiar rays are distinctly visible through the watery mass, and all objects are distinguished for several hundred feet around. Beyond that the tints darken into tine gradations of ultramarine until they fade into vague obscurity. The white sand, wrinkled as though each billow had left its impression at the bottom of the sea, seems almost like a reflector. His lamp seems unnecessary in this transparent fluid; but as he advances and the water increases in depth, darkness gradually settles around him. Dark objects are soon outlined in the distance, and the tine, white sand is changed to a slimy mud. composed of equal parts of silicious and calcareous shells. Flowers, plants, mollusks, prickly fungi, rocks, and various-colored shells seem to spring up from every side, and the rays of the sun, | striking the water and shading these submarine wonders, form a perfect ka- ( leidos ope of green, yeliow,orange, violet, indigo, atid blue. Mains of sea-weed, of wild and luxuriant vegetation, make 11 Icaipet of unrivaled softness, while a perfect net-work of marine plants and seaweed fioat over his head. B-autiful star-fish, queer shell-fish, and variegated stones bedeck the rocks and bottom of the sea like precious gems. Thousands i of fish of all varieties and fierceness 6wim i around in fiocks or singly, darting hither i Iand thither after their prey, or quietly i watching the daring intruder. In the < midst of these submarine wonders, and <. under the arbors of rich plants and flow-' ers, the diver unhesitatingly makes his way.?Argonaut. Fall Apples. Grandpa and Ruthie went walking one day Out in the orchard together, With hearts that had nothing to do but be gay, All in the sunshiny weather; Out where the blanches were laden with fruit As thick as with blossoms in spring: Where tho blue-bird kept merily tuning his A *<r>Vvin rli/? nliin w Knf cinr* IAUU IUO IVUIU VA4VA WUK otug. When Ruthie espied, on a tree standing . near. Somfc apples with cheeks growing red; "Oh, grandpa, just see!" ""Why, yes, Ruth, my dear. Those are the fall apples," he said. Then, of a sudden, a gay little breeze The orcharcLcame frolicking through, And shook from that prettiest one of the trees A rosy-cheeked apple or two. "Oh, grandpa!" Rirfeh cried, with a queer little c^ugh, 'Do you call them fall apples because they fall offr ?Youth's Companion. ) *' . I I WISE WORDS. Have no friends you dare not bring I home. Doing good is the only certainly happy I action of a man's life. Select a worthy object in life,and bend all your etlorts in that direction. The censure of those that are opposite to us is the nicest commendation that can be given us. Steadfastly set your face against need less delays in doing any worK lor me goo J of your fellow men. A wise man stands firm in all extremities, and bears the lot of his humanity with a divine temper. Take up one by one the plain, practical duties that lie nearest to hand, and perform them as fast as possible. Wrong-doing is a road that may open fair, but it leads to trouble and danger. Well-doing, however rough and thorny, surely leads to pleasant places. There is only now aud then an opportunity of displaying great courage or even great wisdom; but every hour in the day offers a chance to show our good nature. To be happy, the passion must be cheerful aud gay, not gloomy aud melancholy. A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow, real poverty. No way has been found for making heroism easy, even for the scholar. Labor, iron labor, is for him. The world was created as an audience for him; the atoms of which it is made are opportunities. The meanest and most illegitimate of all human pursuits is the direct pursuit of a reputation. It is supremely selfish and contemptible; and there is no man who really deserves a good reputation who does not make its acquisition a sub- j ordinate aim in all his actions. The Puma. All who have killed or witnessed the killing of the puma?and 1 have questioned scores of hunters on this point? agree that it resigns itself in an unresisting, pathetic manner to death at the hands of man. Claudio Gay, in his ".Natural History of Chili," says: "When attacked by man its energy and dnring at once forsake it, and it becomes a weak, inolfensive animal, and trembling, and uttering piteous moans, and shedding abundant tears, it seems to implore compassion from a generous enemy." The enemy is not often generous; but many gauchos (South American cowboys) have assured me, when speaking on this subject, that although they kill the puma readily to protect their domestic anim ils, they consider it an evil thing to taku its life in desert places, where it is man's only friend among the wild animals. Wheu the hunter is acccompanicd by dogs, then the puma, instead of drooping and shedding tears, is roused to a sublime rage; its hair stands erect; its eye& shine like balls of green dame; it spits and snarls like a furious tomcat. The hunter's presence seems at such times tc be ignored altogether, its whole atten being given to tbe dogs and its rage directed against them. In Patagonia a sheep-farming Scotchman, with whom ] spent some days, showed me the skulls of five pumas which he shot in the vicinity of his ranch. One was of an exceptionally large individual, and I here relate what he told me of his eucountet with this animal, as it shows just how the puma almost invariably behaves when attacked by man and dogs. He was out on loot with his flock, when the dogs discovered the animal concealed among the bushes. He had left his gun at home, and having no weapon, and tinding that the dogs dared not attack it where it sat in a defiant attitude, with its back against a thorny bush, he looked about and found a large dry stick, and going boldly up to it tried to stun it with a violent blow on the head. But though it never looked at him, its fiery eyes gazing steadily at the dogs all the time, he could not hit,for withTa quick side move- | ment it avoided every blow. The small | heed the puma paid him, and the appa:enteasc with which it avoided the best-aimed blows, only served to rouse his spirit.and at length striking with increased force his stick came to the ground and was broken to pieces. For some moments he now stood within two yards of the animal perfectly defenceless and not knowing what to do. Suddenly it sprang past him, actually brushing against his arm with its side, and began pursuing the dogs round and round among the bushes. In the end my informant's partner appeared on the scene with his rice, and the puma was shot. In encounters of this kind the most uuriuuu uiiiig is wiaw iuu puuiu aicuufastly refuses to recognize an enemy in I man, although it find - him acting in concert with its hated canine foe, about whose hostile intentions it has no such delusion ?Longman's Magazine. Artificial Teeth 2,400 Tears Old. Dr. Marter, of Rome, has discovered in many of the skulls in the different Roman and Etruscan tombs, as well as in those deposited in the various museums, interesting specimens of ancient dentistry and artificial teeth. These latter are in most cases carved out of the tegth of some large animal. In many instances these teeth are fastened to the natural ones by bands of gold. No cases of stopped teeth have been discovered, although many cases of decay present themselves where stopping would have been advantageous. The skulls examined date as far back as the sixth century B. C., and prove that the art of dentistry and the pains of toothache are by no means modern institutions. Thirty Thousand Frozen Sheep. me vaicui '.o wmea me iruae in irozen meat from distant countries has grown since the introduction, only a few years back, of the system of freezing by the comprc-sion and subsequent expansion of air, is indicated by the constant arrival in this country of vast ship-loads of carcasses from the antipodes. The largest cargo of dead meat ever received lately arrived in the Thames from the Falkland Islands on board the steamship Selcmbria. This consisted of 30,000 frozen carcasses of sheep. This ship possesses four engines for preserving and freezing the meat, and the holds are lined with a non-conducting packing of timber and charcoal.? Chambers's Journal. FARM AND GARDEN. Remedy for Poultry Pests. Job Gardner says in the New Enjland : Farmer: Articles frequently appear in j poultry and agricultural journals relative to the destruction of poultry pests. Yari: ; ous remedies are recommended for their extirpation, remedies which usually require not. a little time, labor and expense in their application. The idea generally advanced is thnt liv \vnrrincr a r-nnstnnt: warfare the hen-Iicc may be kept in abeyance. The following simple, inexpensive remedy has proved effer tual in my ca-e: Seven or eight years ago, being much troubled in raising poultry on account of lice. I commenced the free use of powdered sulphur, putting it in all the laying-boxes. For seven years not a louse has made its appearance in my hennery. All I now do as a preventive is to put annually in each laying-box about a teaspoonful of the powdered sulphur. This is usually done in the spring. Pumpkin Seeds. Pumpelly, in his work, "Across America and Asia," says the Chinese eat pumpkin seeds between the courses at dinner. This may be an appetizer or digester. These seeds are rich in nitrogen and oil. They are certainly very nutritious, and cattle and hogs are olten eager to eat them. Some feeders of swine have been very successful in feeding pumpkins as a large part of rations in fattening them. Experience seems to have been contradictory on this matter; but the explanation is simply this: The seeds in small quantities are not deleterious to animals in good health; but when it happens in breaking or cutting up the pumpkins that the seeds get separated from the body of the pumpkin, and these ac umulated seeds are thrown to tiie animals in mass, and an extra quantity is eaten by a few, it produces a bad effect It is presumed that if hogs or young; cattle eat only the common proportion of se;'ds?that is, if they eat a pumpkin and the seeds that belong to it, no harm will be done,' unless the pig or steer is in an unhealthy condition. But as the seeds are so liable to get separated from the body of the pumpkin, it is safer to separate them, and if*fed, give them in very small quantity. It is the seeds that act deleteriously upon the kidney. The pumpkin is a protitable crop to raise for feeding all the animals on the farm. Two or three tons per acre may be raised with very little labor in the corn field, nn i the food value per ton is greater than the best com fodder. But it is not advisable to feed the seeds to milch cows?the danger is greater thnn the advantage.? Country Gentleman. Coal Waste in Agriculture. Mr. J. A. Price, of Scranton, Penn., recommends the use of culm, or coal waste, in agriculture, by reducing it to dust and applying it to land to darken the color of the soil, produce porosity and stimulate plant life. His opinion that benefits will be derived from this application is confirmed by the experimentshe has made. A dark color of the soil is usually associated with fertility, and with reason, for it promotes the absorption of heat and thus makes the soil warmer and prolongs the season of freedom from frost at both ends. Mr. Price's observations of the effect of colors on soils side by side, and other- < wise precisely alike, showed that a vigorous existcn c was maintained on a soil darkened by waste coal, greatly in excess of that of the adjoining strip, which was left iu its original condition. So in the qiulity of porosity, in a soil treated as toe author iccjm mends?a blue clay or hard pan taken from an excavation and fertilized with organic manures?it was found that greater porosity as well as improved color was given, and the two sections, treated and untreated, exhibited all the peculiar features of two different ! soils. The corn upon the culm-charged section exhibited a vigor of growth of tap and itay root, and of stalk and ear, that was far ahead of that of the other ] section. This same result has been maintained through several plantings. 1 Similar effects were observed with lima 1 beans. Since coal contains nearly all ' the substances requisite for the healthy growth of plants, it is reasonable to suppose that its application will have the effect, as it i3 gradually decomposed by , chemical action, of a positive manure. The fertilizing results of this kind begin : to reveal themselves in the second year, j ?American Cultivator. The Pis-Geedlng that Pays. i Thomas D. Baird writes in the New York Tribune: Every farmer who makes the feeding of animds an important part r\f V?ia Kncinnco /Mirrltf tr\ IrnatV??f flinir unremitting growth is the only right way of treating tliem. Thft is the course ' which the most successful poak-raiscrs pursue in feeding their hugs regularly ' and fully through winter and summer 1 till they are sufficiently fat in nutnmn. i To fatten hogs to the best advantage the ; pig should be fed and managed with regard to a rapid and continued growth. I know of no better way than to sow rye in the fall for early spring pasture, j Alorethau a month can be gained in this ( way, for rye comes on early, while clover j j is slow to start and sho.ild not be turned j on until in blossom. After this it would : j be well to turn them in a clover field \ whe'e there is plenty of pure fresh water; j and give additional feed of sweet milk, j , wheat bran and corn meal. Pigs man j ( aged in this way have their bone and ( muscular frame well built up, their ap- ( petite* strong, their health vigorous, their digestive powers active, and their , ability to assimilate all they can digest , as strong as it can be. Now the pig is in good condition for forcing in the fat tening process. Many intelligent persons suppose that , poor animals may in a short time he j changed into fat ones by stalling them ' with rich food. I have seen farmers who ] supposed the more food they could get ; their hogs to eat in a day or a week the faster they would gain, become discouraged because the gain was not in propor- ( tion to food consumed, and in their dis I appointment came to the conclusion that fattening hogs did not pay, when the j true reason wks they were overfed and I the excess of food was wasted. A farmer I j may withhold the proper quantity of I, food from his hogs arid cverl half starve j them for months and then glut them with food and Srus hope rapidly to put them in a fat condition. But careful observations prove that the profits of raising and | fattening hogs are realized only Vvhen , they are regularly fed from day to day I with neither too scant nor too heavy rations. Some object to this mode; they wish to finish the fattening in two or three months, aud think it is too expensive to continue it for one or two years. g> Heavy feed ng is not requisite to keeping ^ up the continued growing condition of ic an animal. ' ni d Farm and Garden Notes. w Bells arc an insufficient guard for the ai flock. ^ It benefits an orchard for poultry to ^ run in it. Get the apple tree borers out, even if by wire and jack-knife. To smooth the trunks and branches of ^ orchard trees, wash thera with ly^. p The use of tnr in marking sheep isdis- ( w couraged. It dries into a hard lump. ai An exchange observes that hens are ^ paying rent on many a worn-out farm. 7' Be careful to have dry and comfortable 12 places for fowls by the advent of cold weather. A dairyman claims that bran, peas and com mixed make the best butter-pro- d ducing food for cows. w j Dry- earth will keep a stable free from r bad odois and save the volatile and solu- lr ble portion of the manure. Professor Law, of Cornell University, recently found living organisms in the milk of cows whichdrank from stagnant C; pools. v If one has a clover sod from which a y, few crops have been taken,turn it under si for wheat. "Wheat follows no crop bet- ji ter than clorer. ii A Maine farmer insists that the easiest ci and best way to apply Paris green to tl potato vines is in solution and with a ti whisk-broom. h Blind halters on horses are rapidly . growing unfa-hionable. Blinders in- 1 * variably chafe the eyes, and lead to more ~ scares than they avoid. There is a popular prejudice against _ the ailantus as a shade tree, many per- * sons considering the odor from the a blossoms to be poisonous. i* 1?J 1- ~ J ~ ?~ ? V XI every luuu-uwuer wuu tuts uunu a u tree will see to it that two good stocks ^ are planted instead, the forest industry j-i will soon recuperate in this country. W. F. Brown gives the result of thor- tl ough pulverization for wheat as follows: b One dollar of extra work per acre with a s< good pulverizer, adds from five to ten tl bushels per acre. c A contemporary truly says: One of * the worst misfortunes to a pig is to have a shiftless owner, one who is so heedless 8 and course that he is not ashamed of making his pork in filth. Spinach seed sown in the fall on rich, ^ fine soil will provide one of the most ^ desirable of eaily spring vegetables. ^ Good varieties for fall sowing are the ^ round-leaved and the Savoy. 4 The condition of a tree when winter sets in has more to do with its survival e intact than most people imagine. In v time insncct all vouns fruit and orna- r mental tree?, and caro for them before ^ winter. a Tomatoes trained to stakes give the t] sweetest fruit and remain in bearing the b longest; but many cultivators, who grow u for size and quantity only, believe they v have the best results when growing them fi on the level ground. n All small apples and others defective 11 in form or damaged by worms have their best market on the farm as food for animals. If packed with sound fruit, even in small proportion, they reduce the o price of all even to the point of loss. c: A writer says: *'Last year we tied I our tomato vines up to stakes. This j " year we have put three stakes around n the hill and nailed a hoop on them. It keeps the vines out of the dirt. We J have also mulched them with old pea ? vines." Straw may be rendered more valuable ? by being cut into short lengths and < mixed with chopped hay and grain. It will greatly assist in increasing the the amount of coarse material, if so fed, and the practice is much more economical than that of using it for bedding en- ^ tirely. # I I TVia Ifiwivt* cnT7Q "Thio io wpll tn ' _ JIUU iUIMVI "V.. Q know in calculating the size to build , q your silo: A cow should be fed from ^ fifty to sixty pounds of ensilage a day if : a she receives no other fodder with her a ground food. A cubic foot of ensilage n weighs fifty pounds. From this duta tl you" can readily figure out the size of e; silo needed." tl A Maryland farmer proposes to grow wheat year after year on the 6ame land 8] without plowing. Ilis plan is to sow c] 200 pounds of bone meal per acre,"sell : ?1 the straw to the paper mills, and expend f the money obtained for it in bone meal. 8j l a. 1 iL. ^ i-;n Alter Harvest uurn me siuuuic iu n.m weeds and get rid of rubbish. Then fl barrow repeatedly, sow the bone meal tl and seed, and so continue year after (( year. -vv ~ h Oil from Stumps and Roots. 8( A new industry has lately sprung up &< in Sweden, and promises shortly to be- t] lome a mo9t important one. Oil for il- fl laminating purposes^now manufactured a in that country from the stumps and roots that remain in the forests after the ol timber has b. en r ut. Th< seare subjec ted rc to a process of dry distillation, and be- k sides wood-oil many other products are tt obtained, amongst which turpentine, ere- fr o otc, acetic acid, wood charcoal, tar-oils, b etc. This oil cannot be used in ordinary tl lamps, as containing a large proportion pi r, f (inHinn if rrivf?< nfF .1 (lpa of r.r 1/1 vu*vw" ,v b'"" " c* # ? vj smoke during combustion. When mixed ol with benzine, however, it may be used tt in ordinary ben/.ine lamps; but when hi burnt alone a special lamp must be in adopted The trees that furnishes the C( greatest amount of oil are the pine and tli tir. There are now about forty estab- m lishments engaged in this manufacture i in Sweden. """"' . P< A very good impression of any article ti< of metal having a flat, ornamental sur- m face mav be taken by wetting some note pi paper with the tongue and smoking it bl over a gas flame. The article is then pi pressed upon the smoked part, when, if to the operation be carefully conducted, a as clear impression will appenr. This can bo made permanent by drawing the paper through milk and afterward dry- in ing it. ? w 1 on One cranberry marsh at Berlin, Wis., ar gives employment to 900 pickem. pj ' J THOUSEHOLD AFFAIRS. To Clean Glass and Silverware. j Egg-shells crushed into small bits t^nd f laken well in decanters three jjarts i lied with cold water will not only-clean J letu thoroughly, but make the glass i ok like new. Bv rubbimr with a llan- i el dipped in the best whiting the brown 1 iscoloration may be taken oil cups in hich custards have been baked. Again, II of us arc aware that emery powder ill remove ordinary stains from the rhite ivory knife handles, and that the istre of morrocco leather is restored by arnishing with white of egg. Nothing, . is said, is better to clean silver with aan alcohol or ammonia, finishing with little whiting on a soft cloth. When utting away the silver tea or coffee-pot hich is not in use every day, lay a stick cross the top under the cover. This ill allow fresh air to get in and preent the mustiness of the contents familir to boarding-house sufferers. Look Out for the Crockery. To season glass and chinaware to suden changes of temperature, so that it ill remain sound after exposure to suden heat and cold, is best done by placig the articles in cold water, which lust be gradually brought to the boiling oint and then allowed to cool very lowly, taking several hours to do it. 'he commoner the material the more are in this respect is required. The ery best glass and chinaware is always ell seasoned or annealed before it is old. If the wares are properly seasoned 1 this way they may be washed in boillg water without fear of fracture exept in frosty weather, when even with ie best annealed wares, care must be iken not to place them suddenly in too , ot water. All china that has any gilding upon ' may on no account be rubbed with a ; loth of any kind, but merely rinsed, rst in hot and afterward in cold water, , ad then left to drain till dry. If the ! , ilding is very dirty and requires polish- \ lg it may now and then be rubbed with i soft piece of wash leather and a little j ry whiting, but this operation must not e repeated more than once a year, other- ' rise the gold will most certainly be ubbed off and the china spoiled. ( When the plates, etc., are put away in , tie china closet pieces of paper should e placed between them to prevent cratches on the glaze or painting, as i he bottom of all ware has little parti- , lcs of sand adhering to it, picked up , rom the oven wherein it was glazed. The china closets should be in a dry ituation, as a damp closet will soon [irnish the gilding of the best crockery. , In a common dinner service it is a reat evil to make the plates too hot, as i invariably cracks the glaze on the surace. if not the plate itself. We all know ha result?it comes apart. "Nobody ! roke it," "it .was cracked before," or j' 'it was cracked a longtime ago." The fact is, when the glaze is injured, very time the "things" are washed the rater gets to the interior, swells the orous clay and make3 the whole fabic otten. In this condition they will also bsorb grease, and when exposed to furber heat the grease makes the dishes rown and discolored. If an old, ill- , sed dish be made very hot indeed, fat rill be seen to exude from the minute ssures upon its surface. The latter rclarks apply more particularly to com-' ion wares. ' i; Green Corn Recipes. Corn Pudding.?Grate two dozen ears i f green corn, three pints of milk, two f rackers, three eggs, two teacups of , igar, a little salt, bake two or three , ours; eat with butter and pepper. Very ( ice. Corn and Beans.?Green corn cut 1 rom the cob and added to the pot of \ i eans and pork is great improvement. 11 Corn Oysters.?One-half pintof sweetj lilk, lump of saleratus si/e of a pea, j iree heaping tablespoonfuls of floilr, , lifted after being measured, one tea- \ \ poonful of salt, two well-beaten eggs, I < ve good-sized ears ol' corn. 11 Corn Sour.?One quart of milk, one ( int of grated green corn, the same , uantity of water, two tablespoonfuls of utter, heaping tablespoonful of flour, ' slice of onion, pepper and salt to taste. ( ook the com in the water for half an our. Let the milk and onion come to ( boil. Mix the butter and flour together nd add a few tablespoonfuls of the lilk. When perfectly smooth stir into j le remainder of the milk and cook ight minutes. Take out the onion, add ic corn, season to taste and serve. ; Gumbo.?Three fine gray squirrels, kinned and cleaned; joint as you would i hickens for fricassee; half pound fat lit pork, one onion (if liked) sliced; 1 ivelve ears green corn cut from the cob; it large tomatoes, pared and sliced; i iree tablespoonfuls of butter, rolled in < our; parsley and enough water to cover I le squirrels. Put on squirrels, pork i :ut up small), onion and parsley in the i rater, and bring to a boil. When this as lasted ten minutes put in corn, and < :cw until squirrels are tender. Then ; 3d the tomatoes, cut up thin, and twenr minutes later stir in the butter and I our. Simmer ten minutes, and serve in large, deep dish. ' . An Omelette.?Take well-filled ears [ f sweqt corn, and, with a linen cloth, ( :move all the sillc between the rows of . crnels. Cut the kernels down the cenr, being careful not to loosen them . omthe cob. and then take out the pulp , f press ng downward with a knife. To . iree tablcspoonfuls of the green corn j nip add the well-beaten yolks of three . jgs and a little salt. Heat the whites j " the eggs to a stiff froth and mix with le corn and the yolks and pour into a ] at frying pan with a little butter: cover , imediately, and set it where it will >ok but not burn. When set, fold over ie omelette and serve on a hot dishim ediately. t A farmer sent a dollar for a lightning )tato-bug killer which ho saw adverted in a paper, and received by return ail two blocks of wood, with directions ? intcd on them as follows: ' Take this ^ ock, which is No. 1, in the right hand; aco the bug on No. 2, and press them getlier. Kemove the bug and proceed ' before." * Japan clover is becoming very popular the Southern and Southwestern States, here it first became widely known as a iltivublc plant about eight or ten years ;o, although it is indigenous in most c irts of North America. j c The Anatomy of the Hair. There is much more in health of halF :han most people imagine. Simply speaking, on the one hand, the hair cannot be in health if the body be not so; ind, on the other, an .unhealthy scalp nay positively produce grievous bodily lilments; at least, I believe so; and I would adduce only one proof of this, rhink you not, then, that if the skin of ;he head be not wholesome, and every luct, whether sebaceous or perspiratory, icting well, headaches may occur, or a 3..11 a i?. ?c .u. l i v>? .luii auu nub j'juuug ui Luc uiainv iuu :an conceive this to be true readily rnough. Well, the brain acts, for gooa or for evil, constantly upon the stomach xnd organs of digestion, and on these latter depends the whole economy of the system, and the proper nutrition of bone, muscle, and nerve as well. Itemember when I say "hair" I do not mean only the visible portion of that appendage. but its roots as well, and the glands that lubricate the whole. It would take much more space than I have at my command at present to describe the anatomy and growth of the hair. I may, however, state briefly a few facts concerning it. -^\ 1. Eavh hair, then, grows from the 4 \ bottom of a minute sac or depression in \ the thr^e layers of the skin?a kind of bottle-shaped cavity. 2. Each hair is composed of three layers, corresponding to those of the skin; first an outer, made up of scales or cells, arranged like the tiles on a house, the free endB being turned toward the point of the hair, so that the hair is, as alL know, more easily smoothed one way f-VioTi onnfhnr ft lnr-or called the cortical portion, and this is the chief substance of the hair, and it is this which splits in some ailments. Lastly and internally is the pith, not present in all hairs, though it probably ought to be., This pith consists simply of rows of large cells that line the cortical portion. b. The color of the hair depends upon a pigment which is found in the middle Dr coi tical layer.| This pigment is found, both fluid and solid in the cells, and the intensity of color,say of black and brown hair, depends upon the amount of this pigment more than its actual color. 4. The battle-shaped depression from the bottom of which the hair grows is called the hair-sac, and its depth corresponds with the length of the hair which is to grow therefrom; sometimes, therefore, tile sac of a short hair will be only throuzh the outer skin layer, while that of a long hair will be quite deep. The axis of each sac is at an acute angle; thus the hair is enabled to lie flat. If it were perpendicular, the hair would stand up. That it does so under great fear or excitement we all know. This is caused by a nervous tightening up of the skin. It is constantly seen on tne backs of dog* and cats when they are enraged. 5. The hair grows from?is set on to, I might say?a little cone called th? matrix, and this cone is fed from the blood, and in its turn feeds the hair and enables it to grow. 6. The natural gloss of the hair depends upon a secretion which is poured into the sac from two little glands called sebaceous, which secrete an oily juice. Washing the hair with hard alkaline soap entirely destroys this secretion and cannot but injure the hair.?OaMeWs _ ^? Magazinf. Earthquake Theories. A Cambridge gentleman, who was a member of the old Association of American Geologists and Naturalists, has shown us a fund of interesting data in regard to earthquakes, in which, after after numerous citations of the immense distances over which certain famouaearthquakes have been felt, he gives an explanation by Gay-Lussac of the manner in which particles of a solid mass of matter are shaken,- which will be appreciated by every school boy who has seen the experiment with a row of ivory balls, the lirsi of which was struck "by the _v _ ?Jil. .it- - 11. -? ceacner, whh iau resun. ui nuuumug away the ball at the other end, while the^ intervening bails merely.transmit ted the shock without being moved themselves. So the shock produced^y the head of a pin upon, one of the ends of a long beam makes all it& fibers vibrate and trausmits itself distinctly to the other end to an attentive i j; 4. a. 1 ~c *1.^ ear. iiccuruiujj IU LUC law ui uiu uuuir ^ mission of movement in elastic bodies, one section of earth not being able to transmit its movements to adjoining sections, tends to detach itself from the shaken mass in the same manner as in the row of clastic balls. Hence the shocks originating August 20 in Greece and Italy traveled under the sea at the rate of 1U0 miles an hour, and reached the eastern shores of the United States on the night of September 1. Though perceptible in boston they did no damage upon these stern and rock-bound coasts. But in the vicinity of Charleston and Somerville, S. C., the upper strata of the earth being of a softer and more yielding nature, and affording less resistance to the toward movements of the earth waves, thu earth crust was violently shaken and pushed out of place.?Boston Adcertiser. __ The Bill Was Corrected. A guest about to leave a Washington hotel the other day found an item charged on his bill of $21 for six quarts of champagne. He had been at the hotel for six days and hud drank a pint of champagne each day at dinner. This was the manner in which he proceeded to have the error corrected: After hawing packed his trunk, keeping out a sum ient number of articles to till to the bursting point a small hand-bag, he packed the bag, and with that in one nana una a pair of heavy hunting boots in tin other, went down to the office and ashed for the bill clerk. "When that functionary lppeared the following conversation jnsucd: Guest?"Mr. Blank, will you do me he favor to put those boots in-tha1 bag?" Clerk?"Why, what do you mean? tVhy don't you put 'em in yourself?" Guest?"To tell you the truth, I can't ret 'em in." Clerk?"Then how do you expect roe o get cm in?" Guest?"Well, I don't know; but you jot six quarts of champagne into six ?int bottles, ?o I thought you might bo bin to get those boots into that nag." The clerk went behind the returns ,nd corrected the bill.?Chicnyu 11 iLuuc. "We hear a great deal of talk about the ousumption of fish. We wonder they lon't try cod-liver oil.