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iGKIC l JLTURAL DEPARTMENT.
The Field, Farm and Garden. XU -solicit articles for this department. ffce nameof the writer should accompany tbe letter or article, not necessarily for pub lication, but as an evidence of good faith. c me old Agricultural Facta Resur rected. Tbe Southern Farmer and Market Gar dener (now out of print) of a date in 1842, sontained the following bints to farmers: ; Linseed oil will destroy all kinds of lice which are found upon cattle or upon any jnd 0 f quadrupeds. It will effectually destroy flees on dogs or cats. Rats may be destroyed by mixing a hand ful f good meal, a handful of wheat flour nd a i ounce of arsenic. Make the whole to a dough with water, and then into oills about the size of a pea. Drop these into their holes in a seemingly careless man er taking care to place them out of the -each of poultry, dogs, pigs and of all useful ut’.ais. The secret in this case is the ieception. \ f you put the pills upon a plate r ,ije mouth of their holes it is ten to one if the rat will touch them. Rats are crafty md suspicious, liko foxes. Arsenic should bo used sparingly in all •dies as very little of this deadly mineral jvui j, ,trov lift’, and if a considerable quau tity be taken into the stomach it will per- j aDS produce sickness and may be thrown jp g nd the animal efcapo death. Cabbage plants should havo their roots lipped into a paste made out of wet pond j,a i and sulphur just before they .ire plant >d out. This will prevent the attacks of the jrub worm. Elder is said to be excellent, used with ioap suds, around the roots of fruit trees, toth as a fertilizer and antidote against in jects. A decoction made of the Pride of India is also good for such purposes. The following seeds will germinate until iey are ten years old if kept in a dry place: Jeet, celery, cucumber, gourd, mangel aurtzel, melon, pumpkin squash. These ire good until they are four years old: As- B ragus broeoli, cabbage, calc, cauliflower, mdivo, mint, mustard, parsley, radish, ru abnga turnip. Three years: Artichoke, nrn, egg plant, garlic, Guinea squash, Je usalem artichoke, lettuce, potato, tansoy. Two years: Corn salad, cress, hop, leek, iniou, okra, pea, tomato. One year: Bean, arret, parsnip. There never was a greater, though most npular error, than waiting for a shower in irdcr to set about the work of transplant ng. If you transplant in hot weather, the eaves of the plant will wilt and some of he lower leaves will die; but the hearts rill live and new roots will be produced in i few days and now leaves also. Water the ilants when set out and put dry earth around he plant over the wet earth. The farmer who wastes a load of manure sas reckless and improvident as he who hrons away a load of corn. Without ina lure it is impossible to keep up a supply of pod vegetables from any garden or farm; occessive crops without manure must in ime exhaust any unfertilized soil. Many take an honest pride in being ablo osav, "I have raised so many bags of cot on or so much cornwhen, to be able to ay, “I have made 500 loads of manure,” hould be just as much a matter of pride ad satisfaction, for manure will make cot on and corn and every other farm pro net. live, oats, cowpeas and oven weeds, be am- they seed, are very enriching if plowed 8 when in a green state. They are excel eat manures for sweet potatoesaud melons. 800: is a powerful fertilizer and requires 0 preparation. Black mud from thebottomsnf old ditches md ponds in droughts is an excellent gar ion manure. Mixed with old stable ma ilin' it is 1 xcellent for strawberries. Swamp Mick, mixed with limo and exposed to the w and hot sun, makes fine manure. Early Management of Tobacco. The Tohnrco Plant says on this subject: At the first good shower of rain occurring efter the middle of April the larger plants should bo removed from the plant-bed a::d the work of setting out bo commenced. A round stick should be used to make holes for tho reception of the roots. In setting out take hold of the plants by the leaves, gath ering them together, and then insert the plants sufficiently deep so that the surround ing soil may act as a support to keep them a that position. This is done to protect tho tender bud from tho effect of the sun. At tais time of the year the plants will live without any protection. Later in tho sea sin they should be protected by setting up en the south side a large chip. A piece of lark, or even a magnolia leaf, will afford sufficient shade to insure life. At least one-fourth of the crop should be set out at this first planting and the remain der can be set out as the season progresses. It is found, however, that tho planting from tbe first to tho middle of May gives the best results, both as to quality and yield. If the season is favorable a good crop may be real ised from plantings made as late as the mid dle of June, but it is hazardous to postpone to that date. As soon as the plants have become well •et and begin to grow, tho soil around tho roots should be slightly stirred with the koo dad all the grass and sprouts scraped up. T-en tho plant is about knee high, run two °r three furrows with a jumping scooter in the alleys in the narrow way and then with t te hoe draw up a good flat hill to the plants, n the course of ten or twelve days run two or tin op furrows with the same plow in the e j s the wide way, taking special care to d'oid breaking or bruising the loaves. This Ka.l the cultivation that is needed, other l an keeping down the grass and sprouts to fiiakii the heavy character of tobacco now ernaml. If a lighter quality is desired ou tivaiing with the plow may be entirely dispensed with. Email Farms. There are many reasons why small farms 0 better than large ones, writes a corre pnnd.-nt in the Husbandman. Countries n winc h large farms predominate are sparse st settled, churches and school-houses are *" nn '* bar between, and societies, farmers’ r iinni/,ations, etc., can hardly exist, while J R'gion of small farms is dotted with -arches and school-houses, thrifty villages 11 pleasant homes. The country is more utiful, society better, more prosperous Siaiiges and superior transportation facili -Ir<,ur<,u a s mall farm it requires less work and , orr y to make a comfortable living. A I ,lY) fit per acre can ba made, taxes (7 1 0 * MSS and more improvements. The Ifo k lB ** ett * r and there is more time I anil ° e * > ' ll ® *- erlces in order,orchards trimmed I '“’broving the appearance of tho house, I ' barn. The small farmer also has |>, tlms 1° devote to the si(iall fj~uit and I dlabln ivardeu. which means good health and more luxuries for the family. He en joys farm life, has time for attending fairs and agricultural associations and, in ray es timation, a contented small farmer has reached the higher rounds of the ideal rural life. It is claimed that farmers can manage large farms and give them just as careful attention as small farms, but that is the exception and not the rule. There are many wheelwrights who can run a small wagon shop and but few who can manage a large wagon factory. There are thousands of men who are capable of running a small grocery, but the number found capable of managing a large wholesale house is very limited. The same rule will apply to farm ers. There are some farmers who are man aging large farms successfully but the great majority fail. I believe the longing desire for more land and large farms is one of the main causes for so many mortgaged farms and failing farmers. In most cases it would be well to sell off part of the farm and devote tho pro ceeds and time to the remainder. There are a great many farmers that would be greatly benefited if they had less land. Remember that a “little wife well willed alid a little farm well tilled” are a great deal better than a “large wife ill willed and a largo farm ill tilled.” Importance of Home-Made Fruits. The Farm and Fireside says: At the ap proach of the planting season agricultural periodicals generally try to chip in a few remarks intended to encourage the home production of fruits for family use. Such advice, however, is hardly ever clothed in language strong and emphatic enough to suit the occasion. There is not one single factor of greater influence upon the physi cal, mental and moral welfare of a person than the free use of good fruits and vege tables. It aids digestion, makes healthy blood and keeps it in free circulation, ren ders the spirit cheerful and contented, the brain clear, tones down the animal and bru tal instincts, makes home attractive and home-life lovable and throws a safeguard around the young against the temptations of alcohol and tobacco. It will do all this; yet if it would do much less we would still stick to it that any farmer who neglects to provide for an abundant home supply of fruits and vegetables fails to make profita ble use of his opportunities and must be considered derelict in his most imperative duties. No one can be a good Christian or a good man and refuse the blessings of the orchard and fruit garden to his family. In fact, we would have a higher opinion of the individual who sets out plenty of trees and small fruits for the benefit of his children, than of him who sends them regularly to school and church with their stomachs filled with greasy pork and fried potatoes. The same paper remarks: As an illustra tion of tho burden of taxation these trusts can impose on the people of this country for their own exclusive benefit, take that of the sugar refiners. It is estimated that this country annually consumes about 3,000,000,- 000 pounds of sugar. An advance in the price for one year of only lc. a pound would then simply take from the consumers an extra s3o,ooo,ooo—quito a tiice little item to divide among comparatively a few large dealers, the majority of whom are on the inside of the “combine.” To Set a Hen. The Florida Agriculturist is of the opin ion that much time is lost and many poor hatches caused as the result either of igno rance or,neglect insetting the hen properly. The hen should always be in some quiet place where she will not be molested by other fowls or by the laying hens endeavoring to increase her sitting of eggs. After the nest is carefully prepared we give the hen a few nest eggs for a day or two when it becomes evident whether she really means business or not. Have the nest on the ground or, if this is not convenient, place some fresh earth in the bottom of the nest. Have the nest so the hen can walk in and out and not be obliged to jump down on the eggs, pro bably breaking some and injuring others. It is always well to sprinkle in a little insect powder before placing in the chaff—tobacco stems are said to be the most excellent thing out for making this nest, as they are in themselves absolute proof and preventative from the depredation of lice or insects of any kind. When the eggs are due to hatch watch closely and remove chick3 from nest as soon as dry, of course putting them in a warm placo. If left in the nest until all are hatched some are apt to get crushed in the nest, or often the hen will get restless and leave the nest with the few first hatohed and leave the balance of eggs to ruin. When all is over the hen and chicks are put into a coop whore she is kept confined till the brood is well able to follow her. Household. Cream of Rice —Wash one pound rice and put in a saucepan, with two quarts cold water, an onion stuck with a couple cloves, a carrot, salt and a little white pepper. A small meat bone or a chicken may aiso be bailed with tbe other ingredients. These should be boiled for two hours, adding enough hot water from time to time to keep the quantity of soup wanted. Then strain the liquor and press the rice through a fine sieve. Add a pint of boiling milk, a tablespoontul of butter and mix in the yelks of tw o eggs, when this palatable soup will be prepared. Consomme Soup.— Take a large soup bone with vegetables and let them boil for five or six hours, skimming off at intervals the grease and other substances that may arise to tho surface. Remove this stock from the fire, strain it off and let it cool. Then stir together a half dozen eggs (shells and all), one sliced carrot, one sliced onion, salt and pepper, and mix thoroughly with the cold stock and put over tho lire to boil slowly five minutes, stirring from time to time to prevent burning. After straining through a napkin tho s up should bo clear and ready for tho table. Russian Salad.— Boil some carrots and turnip® in salted water, but do not let them get overdone. When cold cut out of them, with a vogetable scoop, a number of pieces, each the size of an olive; cut some cold boiled beets out in the same way and some truffles. Take a cupful of each and tlm same quantity of canned haricot beans and canned asparagus. Two tablespoon fills each of capers, French pickled gherkins cut into the shai>e of capers, and of anchovies cut into small pieces; two dozen olives, stoned, 01m tnblosp onftil of tarragon minced firm, and half that quantity of minced chives. Mix all lightly together with a dressing made as directed above for chicken salad, only using tbe yelks of tho eggs raw and weil beaten up, and Lucca oil instead of cream. Ornament with rings of hard-boiled eggs, caviare, olives, pickles, etc. Turkish Sausages.— Procure the thor oughly cleansed small intestine of a sheep, prepared as usual for sausages. Mince a sufficient quantity of raw mutton, and to this add, whilst mixing, one teacupful of tbe best Patna rice, well washed and drained; salt, pepper and cinnamon to taste, and suf ficient fresh milk or water to convert the whole into a workable paste. Stuff the in testine akin, as usual for sausages, prick them with a needle and thiow into a potful of boiling water, sufficiently salted previ ously. When partially cooked remove to a THE MORNING NEWS: * MONDAY, MAY 7, 1888. trencher and twist them round and round after the fashion of a twisted roll. When quite cold fry to a nice color in very hot tresh butter anil serve. What remains from the repast thus prepared may be ad vantageously cut into thin slices, dipped in beaten-up egg, bread-crumbed and fried in butter; or this mode of treatment may be followed in the first instance. Farm and Stock Notes. Breeders of fancy fowls, when pressed with orders, sometimes send out eggs that are small and undersized. While such eggs may hatch yet, as a rule, the chicks will tie weak and not easily reared. Only full-sized eggs should be shipped for hatching pur poses. Potato beetles will attack young egg plants in preference to anything else, and they- are also partial to tomato plants when the latter are young and tender. Hence when egg and tomato plants are trans planted they must be searched over every day and the beetles destroyed. Go over the orchard at least once a month and search for the borers or they will bore in too far to lie reached. Remove the earth from each tree and examine the trunk care fully. The borer may be known by- the ex udations of the tree where it enters, and also by tho “chips” it throws out. Hybrid perpetual roses are hardy and will make the front yard very attractive. They should bo put in a soil very fertile and in dry weather the earth should be kepit loose on the surface, which serves as a mulch. Keep the bushes in neat shape by trimming and watch daily for the rosobugs and slugs. The cheapest and best mode of keeping lice out of tho poultry-house is to add a quart of kerosene oil to each bucket of strong soapsuds on washing days and thor oughly saturate the floor, walls, roosts and every portion of the poultry-house, forcing the liquid into the cracks and crevices. It will kill the vermin as soon as it shall touch them, being one of the best insecticides known. Only one quart of milk par cow for each day-may be the turning point between profit and loss in the dairy . As some cows will yield twice as much as others, it becomes the duty of the dairyman to raise his cows and use only those from good milking fam ilies. No dairyman can succeed who buys fresh cows to replace those that dry off, as the chances are against him. No cow can be depended upon as a milker until she shall have been tested. Within the past five years many flock masters have abandoned wool as the source of profit from sheep and given more atten tion to mutton, the resuit being that sheep have paid large strated that farmers have placed too much importance on wool, which is a mistaken policy. The sheep will give a larger profit than any other animal on the farm, but not only the wool but the mutton, lamb and manure must contribute. A correspondent of the London Mechanic recommends sawdust or raspings of hard and soft wood for filling the cracks and worm holes in old furniture, which he says he learned from the Oriental carpenters. The sawdust is sifted through wire gauzo and each kind kept by itself. He says: For a crack, a worm-eaten hole or a deep flaw prepare the proper dust by the admixture of brick-dust in flour (also kept ready), or whiting or ochre, or any required tint. Then take well-cooked glue and on a house plate stir it in slowly while hot, with suffi cient powder for your work. Dab tbe hole or crack with your glue brush, then with a putty-knife stir about the mixture on the plate, taking care you have the right color. When sure on this point take some of the cement on the end of the knife and insert it in the desired place. Then use as much pressure as you possibly can with the blade and keep smoothing at it. Sprinkle a little of the dry powder on the spot. When thor oughly dry sandpaper the surface with an old used piece so as not to abrade the joint. You can then varnish the mending. Where weevil and wood-worms have devoured the furniture, cautiously cut out the part till a sound place be reached. Poison the wood with a solution of sulphate of copper in jected into the hollow. Let it dry. Cut an angular piece of same wood from your board and with a sharp chisel make a suitable aperture for its reception. Fix it with glue. When thoroughly dry work with carving tools or rasp and glass, scraping till the new bit of work exactly matches the old. Popular Science. Railways are said to consume more than half the world’s production of iron, the car wheels required in the United States alone taking more than 2,000,000 tons. The largest known flower is tho Rafflesia, a native of Sumatra. It measures 3 feet in diameter, weighs 15 pounds and has a calyx holding 0 quarts. Tho odor is offen sive. Mr. Magnus Volk has applied electricity to propel a dog-cart. The current is pro vided by 16 accumulators capable of keep ing up a supply for six hours. The cart travels nine miles an hour on asphalt. About 150 colors are now obtained from coal-tar, which have almost entirely'sup planted vegetable and animal dyes. Indigo and logwood are the only two of the latter class considered of much importance. A patent has been granted in England for the manufacture of vinegar from tomatoes. The fruit, when ripe, or nearly so, is re duced to a pulp and steeped in water for 24 hours. Tho resulting liquor is drawn off, sugar added, and the whole allowed to fer ment. Of 88 species of weeds described by Mr. L. 11. Pairimel, of 8t„ Louis, as growing in Southwestern Wisconsin and Southeastern Missouri 46 are of European and 30 of American origin. One-third of tbe latter class, and nearly one-fourth of tho entire list, are composites. Oil seems to wear out by long-continued use and to lose to some extent its lubricat ing qualities. It has been suggested as a reason for this that the minute spherical globules of which the oil is conceived to be mado up become flattened by tho wear and pressure, and so do not slide and roll over each other as easily as before. Anew system of sewage works has been nut into operation at Henley-on-Thames, England. Its object is to avoid the dis charge of the sewage into tho river—which can no longer be allowed—and lift it to a level which will pei mit it to bo used for ir rigation. Ejectors are placed in different parts of the iown to receive tliosewago, and from there it is forced by compressed air into tanks about a mile distant aud ISO feet higher in elevation. The method is not cost ly, has proved practicable and rnay offer a success!ul solution of the question of the disposal of tho sewago of low-lying towns. According to Prof. Gould’s investigations it appears that aerial telegraph wires 011 poles transmit electricity at the rate of from 14,000 to 16,000 mites per second, aud that the velocity of transmission increases with the distance between the wires and the earth ; or, in other words, with the height of sus pension; and that subterranean wires, like submarine cables, transmit with reduced rapidity. Again, while wires suspended at a ieehle height are known to transmit sig nals at a velocity of some 12,000 miles (>er second, those that are suspended higher (jive a velocity of from 16,000 to 24,000 miles. Wheatstone’s claim of 288,000 miles in his experiments appears never to havo been confirmed. Alloys, caused by melting two or more metals together, present somo very inter esting oharacteristics, Oue of the most cu rious is tho fact that the melting point of the alloy is usually loner than that of any of its components. Wood’s alloy, for in stance, which consists of lead, tin, cadmium and bismuth, melts at above 150” K., while the lowest melting pointof any of the metals separately is that of tin, 416*. It has al ways been supposed that this alloy could only be formed at a comparatively high temperature, but Mr. William Hallock bus recently shown that when the several metals are mixail tog-ther in filings and ex|>osed for 24 hours to the heat of an ordinary water bath (21*2*), the alloy is produced and the mass becomes fluid, and that the previous fusion of either constituent is unnecessary. The bridge across the classic Oxus, on tbe line of the Russian transcaspian railway, is 1,000 feet longer than the Brooklyn bridge. The entire railroad is a remarkable piece of engineering. It was considers i impossible to maintain a railroad through tbe shifting sands of the Kara-Kum Desert. But Gen. Anneukoff, by covering parts of his road way with clay, by placing in his embank ments layers of the branches of a desert shrub and by cultivating along parts of tlie route many thousands of desert plants, the roots of which retain the sand, Ims thus far maintained his roadbed without deteriora tion. The problem oj a water supply was solved by bringing water in pijies from mountains that skirt 200 miles of the route, also by canals friVm the Mttrghab, while ar tesian w ells are the source of supply between Merv and the Oxus. In a region that is destitute of fuel and where tho cold is at times intense petroleum has been utilized to drive the locomotive and to beat the sixty railroad stations along the way, REMARKABLE JUGGLERY. Astonishing Feats In the Black Art Performed by a Snake Charmer in India. From the St. Louis Saying*. While traveling through ludia, between Sarat and Nagpore, my body servant one day informed me that a great juggler and snake charmer wished to have the honor of showing me something of his skill. “What can he do?” I asked my servant. “Almost everything that is marvellous, I have been told,” was the answer which I received. “Admit him.” My servant withdrew and presently re turned with a small, withered old man, about whom I saw nothing remarkable ex cept the eyes, which werefimall, black and piercing, and seemed to have lightning im prisoned in them. Ido not know whether the man could see in tho dark like a cat, but there was at times that peculiar fiery appearance of the balls which is so often observable in night prowling animals. He wore a white vest, Turkish trousers, a kind of crimson petticoat worked witli strange device, a turban of many colors, and morocco shoes pointed aud turned up at the toes. His arms and neck were bare, arid with the exception of a couple of heavy gold rings in his ears, he displayed no extraneous ornaments. His age I judge to bo 60, ami his short moustache was almost white. He made a slow salaam aud then appealed to wait to be addressed. “Your name,” said I in Hindoostanie. “Paunjar, your excellency.” “I am told you wish to show mo somo wonders.” “If your excellency wills.” “Well, what can you do*” Ho suddenly produced—from whero I did not see and cannot tell—a largo ball of twine, which he appeared to toss in my lan, keeping hold of one end, so that it unrolled the whole distance between him and me—at least 10 feet, saying as, he did so: “Will your excellency ploaso examine what you see?” Now, I honestly aver that I saw that ball of twine when be threw it as plainly as I ever saw anything in my life —saw it come towards me, saw it unroll and ap parently drop into’my lip, so that I brought my knees quickly together to catch it, and yet when I put my hand down to take it and looked down for it, it was not there— nothing was there, and at the same instant I perceived the juggler dancing it on the end of his linger. “Pshaw!” said I; “you deceived me by making me believe that you threw it to wards me.” “Does your Excellency think I have it?” he said. And before I could answer I saw in place of the ball a beautiful large red rose, which he was balancing by tho stem—and yet he had not altered his position in the least, nor scarcely stirred a finger. I began to be astonished. While yet I looked, I saw in his right hand a cup, aud in his loft a rose. He stepped forward a few feet, laid the rose down on tbe ground, and placed the cup over it. Here, it will be oboerved, there was no machinery to assist him —no table with its false top, concealed compartments and con federate, perhaps, to effect a change, as we see similar tricks performed in a place fitted by a magician for the purpose—but only my own quarters in the full light of day, with myself closely watching every move ment within 5 feet of him, and my attend ants grouped around almost as near. Having covered tho rose with a cup— as 1 would be willing to take my oath, for I saw the rose as distinctly as the hollow vessel, held by the top, went slowly down over it—the conjuror resumed his former place, and said: “Will your excellency be kind enough to lift tho cup and see wliat is under it?” Of course, I would havo wagered a heavy sum that the rose was still there for one thing, because, expecting somo trick, I hail kept my eye on it to the last moment, and was certain there was no possibility of its being removed after a hand had let go of the cup at the top. I complied with tho request, stopped for ward and raised the cup; but instantly dropped it with a cry of terror —for there, instead of the rose, was one of the little, deadly green serpents of India, coiled up and ready to spring, with its small, glisten ing eyes fixed intently on mine. Snakes of any kind are my horror, aud this one not only horrified ine, but all my attend ants, who with cries of alarm enlarged the circle very rapidly, for they knew its bite to be fatal. “No more such tricks as that conjurer,” I said, sternly. “It is perfectly harmless, your excel lency,” grinned the old man, walking unto it, lifting it by the neck, putting its head in his mouth and allowing it to run down his throat. I shuddered and half believed that the juggler was possessed of a devil, if not a devil himself. He next produced a tube that looked like brass, about two feet long and half an inch i diameter, and next the bailof twine ag a in. Where these things camo from or wont to I could not toll. They seemed to be in his hands when ho wan toil them; but I never observed his hands passing neur his lire;® either when thev appeared or disappeared. When I looked for the cup that I had lifted from tho snake it was gone, and yet neither myself nor any of my attendants bad se-n this wonderful man pick it. up. It was in deed jugglery, if not magic, of the most unquestionable kind. Through the brass tube tho conjurer passed one end of tho twino, which he put between his teeth. He then put tho tube between his lips, threw back his bead, and held it perpendicularly, with the ball of twine at the upper eud. Then suddonly tho hall began to turn, and turn rapidly, uu 1 gradually grow smaller, till its entirely dis appeared, as if tbe twino had run off on a reel. What turned it or where it went to no one could see. iho juggler then set the other end up, and anew bull began to form on the top, but apparently ribbon, of hnlf an inch in width, rind different colors. These rolled up as if,on a bobbin, till it formed a wheel two or three inches in di ameter, when the performer seemed to toss ribbon and tube over his shoulder, ami that was the last 1 saw of oitfter. He next produced what appeared to tie the same cup I had lifted from tho snake, showing something that appeared to be an egg, advanced the same ns before and placed tue latter on the ground and the former over it and again requested tne to raise it, which I declined to do, fearing I should see another serpent, or something equally terrifying •‘Will anyone lift tho cup?” said fie turn ing to the others. No one volunteered to do so, but all rather drew back. At this he took up the cup himself an I appeared to throw it in the air and there sat w its place a beautiful dove, which flew up aud alighted on his shoulder. He took j it into his baud aud muttered over some 1 unintelligible wotils, seemed to cram it into bis mouth and that was the last 1 saw of that also. He performed some other tricks similar to those, and concluded with the mysteri ous bag. This bag—w hich somehow came into his hands ns did everything else lie used, in a manner unknown to us- was from two to three feet long and about a foot wide. It looked as if it had been iced to hold some kind of flour, and 1 certainly saw something like the dust of flour fly from it when he turned it inside out and beat it across his hands. He turned it back again and tied it by the mouth with a string, muttering a low incarnation the while. This done he throw it on the ground and stamped on it, trending it all flat with his feet. Ho then stopped back a few paces, and requested us all to tlx our eyes on it. We did so, and after the lapse of perhaps thirty seconds wo saw it begin to swell up like a bladder when being expanded with wind. It continued to swell till every part be came distended, and it appeared as round and solid os if filled with sand. Its solid ity, however, was only apparent, for when the juggler went up and placed his foot on it it yielded to the pressure, but immedi ately sprang back or rounded out as soon us the foot was removed. He jumped on it with both feet and flat tened it: all out as at first. Ho then went away again; and the bag being left to itself as before, again began to rise or inflate, but this time as if some animal like a cat were inside of it. In fact 1 could sec where tliele appeared to bo legs; and then to my utter amazement, I almost say horror, it began to move toward me, as if impelled by the un known something in it. I do not think I am a coward—my worst enemy lias never accused me of being one, at least—but I confess on this occasion my nerves would not let me remain passive, and I retreated before the advancing mys tery, and informed the magician that I hail seen enough to satisfy myself of his occult powers. At this ho smiled grimly, walked up to tho hag, trod it down again, picked it up and beat it with bis right hand across his left, caused it to un accountably disappear from my sight, and sai I; “If your excellency wills, I will now have the lienor of showing you how I charm serpents.” 1 had heard something of this singular power, and was very desirous of seeing it displayed. Accordingly myself and attendants all repaired to an open field, at no great, dis tance, where, after some search, l'anijar discovered a hole, in which he said he doubted not there was a snake. “But before I call hint forth,” he pro ceeded “I must bo assured that someone of sufficient courage will stand ready to cut him down when I give the signal, other wise, should ho prove to he cobra capello, my life may lie sacrificed.” “1 myself will undertake the business,” said I, drawing my sword. The man hesitated, evidently fearing to insult mo by a doubt, and yet noteeager to risk his lifo on tho strength of my nerves, after the display of timidity that I had al ready made. I thought I read all this in tho man’s face, and 1 said very positively: “Never fear, my good sir; I will cut down whatever you bring up this time, bo it snake or devil!” “My life is at your excellency’s mercy,” said the man with a show of humility. “Remember the signal I When liaise my hand above my head, may the blow bo swift, sure and deadly I” Ho then gave his whole attention to the business before hi in. Butting an instru ment, not unlike a flageolet, to his lips, ho began to play a shrill, monotonous, dis agreeable sort of a tune, keeping bis eyes riveted upon the hole in the ground; and soon alter, to my utter astonishment, though I had been prepared for anything, I saw the ugly head of the hooded snake, the dreaded cobra do capello, the most poison ous of all deadly rnptiles, come slowly forth, with its spectacled eyes fixed strangely on the strange musician, who began to re treat backwards, a step at a time, tho snake following him. When at length, in this manner, ho had drawn the hideous creature some ten or fifteen feet from the hole lie suddenly squatted down and began to play more loudly nnd shrilly. At this the serpent raised itself and actu ally commenced a dancing motion, in time with tho music, when tho charmer gave the signal to strike. Guardedly and stealthily I advanced near enough for a blow and then struck, cutting the reptile in two and sending ils head some distance. I never took life with better satisfaction. Whatever deception there might be in the juggler’s tricks there was certainly none about the snake, for I have it still in my possession. How those wonders wore performed—by what art, power or magic —l do not and never expoct to know. I have conversed with many persons who have seen quite as strange, unnatural things, but never heard anyone give any explanation that I con sidered satisfactory I gave the man a couple of gold mohurs, and be went away perfectly satisfied, wish ing “my excellency” any quantity of good luck. I was perfectly satisfied, too, and would not have missed seeing what I did that day for ten times the amount I paid. Cats are in demand In the western part of Kansas. It is staled that they sell for $1 apiece. CUTICURA REMEDIES. SKIN. SCALP AND BLOOD Diseases Cured by Cuticura Remedies when Hot Springs, Doctors and All Other Medicines Fail. T r A VINO ben a mifforer for two years and a I 1 half from a di.-wohe. caused by a bruise on the leg and bavin# been cured bv the Cctioi'ra Remedies when ail other methods and remedies failed, I deem it inv duty to recommend them. I visited (lot Springs to no avail, and tried several doctors without success, and at last our principal druggist, Mr. John P. Finlay (to whom I shall ever f<* W grateful), spoke to me about (‘rrirnu, and I consented to give them a trial with the result that I am perfectly cured. There is now no sore about me. I think I can show the Jurgest surface where my sufferings sprang from of anyone in the State. The Uttiotra Remedies are the l*st blood and skin cures manufactured. 1 refer to Rruggimt John P. Fin lay and Dr. I>. C. Montgomery, both of this place, nnd to hr. Smith, of (sake Lee. Miss. ALKXAXDKR BKAUH, Greenville, Miss. Mr. Beach used th** CrricrKA Remedies, at our request, with results as above stated. A. B. FINLAY & CO., Dniggiftta. SCROFULA 7 YEARS CURED. I have be*n troubled with scrofula seven years, which first started on the top of my heal, giving me infinite trouble, with constant itch in#, cast in# off of dry scales, and a watery liquid ex uaed from under the scales. I treated ir, for seven years unsuccessfully, and was unable to check it until 1 found your t i ticctba Remedies. One box f’cTicrfiA, one calce <’i:ticcra Soap, and one bottle < *i iktha Rekoi.nest completely cured me, my skin becomhi# perfectly clear and smooth. s. J. DAVIS, Artesia, Los Angeles Cos., Cal. SKIN DISK AS V G YEARS CURED. Your CtmornA Remedies did wonderful things for me. 't hey cured my akin disease, which ban !>#< a of live wars' standing, after hundreds <<t dollars had been spent in trying to cure it. Nothing did m** any good until 1 com menced the use of the LTrirriiA Rkmkdiem. Our houae will never be without them. Mow. ROSA KELLY. Rockwell City, Calhoun Cos., la. field everywhere. Price: CtmccvtA, 80 cents; fioAP. 26 cents; Kf.hoi.vknt. SI.OO. Prepared by the Potter Luu o and Chemical Cos., Boaton. i fT' Send for “How to Cure Skin Diseases," 04 pages, .70 illustrations, and 100 testimonials. D! IUI FI/EH, blackheads, red, rough, chapped and rim oily skm prevented byCirm vra Soap fJL/NO BHEDMATiZ ABOUT ME! Vffl " In one ininnte the ChTlci’lu Ajrri- P.in Plan irk relieves Rheumatic, -a teiatic. sudden, sharp and nervous P--AL rains. Strains and Weaknesses. The first and only pain kilim* Blaster. &> count. CHEAP ADVERTISING. _____ ONE CENT A WORD. ADVERTISEMENTS, 1.") Word* or more, in this column inserted for ONE CENT A VY’OIiD t Cash in Advance, eact t insertion. Everybody who ha* any want to suppttj, anything to buy or sell , any Imstness or accommodations to secure; indeed,any wish to gratify, should advertise in this column. HELP WANTED. ( a IRL WANTED to do the work for a small I family, rail between 9 and 10 o'clock this morning at 172 Bolton street. VIT ANTED, a colored boy; one Vho under ▼ v stands milking. Apply 72 Liberty street. \\ r ANTED, a good nurse; must l>e neat and m tidy; references. Apply to S. KROUS KOFF, 137 Drayton, between Gwinnett and Bolton. \\f ANTED, immediately, an experienced ▼ ▼ basoue hand. Apply corner McDonough and Whitaker, side door. \\f ANTED, lady, active and intelligent, D to represent, in her own locality, an old firm. References required. Permanent po sition and good salary. I>. BAINBRIDUE. Man ager, 30 Ileade St., N. Y. \\ rANTED, a good and willing white woman v v as cook. Apply 89Jonas street. \\, r ANTED, at Concordia Park, white woman ▼ to cook ami do light housework. MISCKLLANSOUS V 6 ants. \\T ANTED, by a respectable family, a small it house in a good neighhorhond; rent, about sl6 per mouth. Address E. C\, Box 44 News office. ROOMS TO RENT. IxX>R RENT, large, furnished parlor room, on first floor: also room on second floor, with bath and closet Attached* M 9 Congress street. T< i ins moderate. 1\ ESIRA pyu unfurnished rooms, facing park. * to rtuitccheap. 0. S. RICHMOND, 136 Liberty street. Telephone 413. IT'OR KENT, two rooms at 60 Broughton ~ street, furnished or unfurnished, with bath room adjoining. |>LEASANT SOUTH FRONT ROOMS, with I board, at 166 Liberty street. IT'OR KENT, that desirable flat of rooms at 1 169 Perry street; all conveniences on floor; possession given at once. Address P. O. pox 83,8a rannah* <UI IT'URNISHED and imfurnished rooms to rent. Apply at 107 Congress street. IT' OR RENT, delightful south rooms, fur nished or unfurnisliod, single or on suite, at 200 South Broad stre*t. HOUSES AND STORES FOB RENT. IjX)R RENT, small house corner Charlton Htreat lane and Barnard; nice yard and water in house. Apply at corner. I). SAMSON. EH)R RENT The old Hover residenoe at I 1 Montgomery; a fine location for a summer boarding house. Fur particulars, apply to D. W. MAYER, 212 Broughton street, Savannah. I7V )R KENT, from June Ist, that snug two -1 Story brick house 34 Liberty street. Apply to A. N. WILSON, 114 Bryan street. IT'OR RENT.—One of the most desirable places at White Bluff, from the present time to November Ist. Terms very reasonable. C. H. DORSE TT IT' OK RENT, a six-room house on Houston street, second door from York, rent, sl2 per month. Apply on premises. IT'OR RENT, a desirable residence at White r Bluff. Apply to JACOB COHEN'S Dry Goods Store. IT'OR RENT, that desirable store under Turner I Hall; rent reasonable. Apply to C. P. MILLER. IT'OR RENT, No. 179 Gordon block. G. I 1 BOURQUIN. FOR sale. IT'OR SALE, extra tine Jersey Bull, three years old. and Jersey Springer, l>oth full blood, at pa. 1). COX'S Lots. IT'OR SALE, cheap, two good Mules. Apply I to W. T. THOMPSON, Assignee, corner Broughton and Barnard streets. 1TV >R BALE, sailboat Agtu s. Apply southeast corner Broughton and Abercorn streets. IT'OR HALE, 19 shares Tyler Cotton Press Stock, 1 share Savannah Investment Com pany's siock. HAINES A DANIEL |T 'ORSALE OR RENT, house and lot at Isle of I 1 Hope, lot having one huudred aud sixty feet river front, convenient locality, particulars ap ply to A. EHRLICH A BRO., 167 Bay street. _ IT'OR HALE, the schooner William K. Marscb -1 er, 16 12-100 tons burthen, length 37 feet, beam II and 4 lOthsfeet.depth4feetand 2-lOt.hs; in good order and now plying between Hluffton and Savannah. Apply to J. 11. ESTILL, 8 Whitaker street IT'OR SALE, a fine large Safe; one of the best JT made; Mosler, Bnfmianii (’a combina tion lock; double outside doors; inside doors. Apply to C. H. DOHSETT, Hay street. IT'OR SALE, Laths, Shingles. Flooring, Oiling, Weutherboarding and Framing Lumber, Offlce and yard Taylor and East Broad streets. Telephone No. 211. REPP ARP & CO. IT'OR BALE, Bplandld salt, water river-front building Jots, and flve-acre farm lots with river privileges, at ROSEDEW; building lots in Savannah near East Broad and Sixth streets, and in KAbtland; several good farm lots near White Bluff, on shell road. Apply to Dr. FAL LIU A NT, 171 South Broad street from 9 to 10 a, u_ LOST. OR STOLEN, a mare, bay; J blind in one eye; shoes on front feet. Re ward will lie paid for her return to JACK THOMAS, on T. J. Kirk's place, back old chain gang camps. BOA KIM VG. ITIRST < r.ASS BOARD for Summer months I 1 at Isle of Ho|>e; pleasant surroundings and comfortable rooms. Address X., this office. \IT ANTED, a few boarders at 200 South Broad it street; also, table boarders. Nice, cool rooms; convenient to business. MIttf'F.LLAN KOI MMH. F. BERNARD removes freckles, tan, blotches and pimples: guarantied not to injure the skin; expressed for sl. Box 273, At lanta, On. \J INO ANGELES, the finest drink on earth; the very latest; try if. Rervod only with IIEIDT'S Popular Soda Water. IJOARDINO STABLE.- I will take during the I ) summer a few boarders, flue accom modations, best location in the city. Call for particulars, D. W. MAYER, 212 Broughton s root, Savannah. l-MoKE VINDEX, the t>est 6c. Cigar. Try t hern. To b ■ had • if El DT'fi lIT ANTED, the public to know that wo have V v a i)ig stock of Trunks, Bags and Satchels, which we will wll cheaper titan ever iiefore, and “don'tyou forget it.’* NEIDLINGKR A RABUN. DAY DAWN, a “pick-me-up," Acid of Milk, a sleeper for nervousness, served at UEIDT'B Soda Fountain. RUBBER HOSE in all grade* from Bc. per foot; Uwn Sprinklers and Hose Reels < eap N1 IDLINGER A R iBUN. SHEETS Sticky Fly Paj>er for 6c., also fresh JL Insect Powder and Gum Camphor, at IIEIDT'S. __ I BEFORE vou buy or sell property consult KOBT. tl. TATEM, Real Estate Dealer, Hay street. __ rpEKHKSTRIAI. IU.ISS, ( •xoa I 1...5| ,1 1 n! 1 Teach blow, Coffee an<t Cream, nerved with 1 1 1 ;i in' .-, popular Boda Water. (' rt lo headquarter, for Kino Cabinet Photo- JT graphs. J. N. WILSON, 21 Hull street, PUBLICATIONS. A m IN will pay f..r THE DAII.Y ■JL M.-KNINCi NEWS one week, delivered # T to any port of the city. Mend your ad tm a <lrts with ib cents to tho Biudnes* UIUoo and have the yapur delivered regularly. AUCTION SALES TO-DAY. FINF FIR-NITCRE,ItrTW MAT TING, GROCERIES. C. H. DORSETT. Auctioneer, Will sell on MONDAY, May 7th, 1888, at It o'clock, at 156 Bay street: Fine large Dining Table, Walnut Chairs, Rosewood Parlor Set, Rep Walnut Parlor Set, Walnut Tables, Pictures in Gilt Frames, Walnut Chairs, Oak Extension Table, Walnut Bedroom Set, Walnut Offlce Table, Lot of Parasols, Cooking Stove, Walnut Top Counter, Walnut Rocker, Fine Walnut Bedstead, fioda Fountain, Family Refrigerator, Earth Closet, Given Rep Parlor Set, Spring MAttress. Barber's Chair, Hair Mattress, 10 roll* Straw Matting, 2 sacks Parched Coffee, 7 boxes Cheese, 6 cases Smoking Tobacco. AUCTION SALES FUTURE PATS, Commissioners’ Sale of Real Estate iff Effingham County. J. MCLAUGHLIN & SON. Auctioneers, Underand hv virtue of a consent order, granted by the Judge of the Superior Court or (’hat ham count y, in the equity j-uit of HOKTENSK 1. WRIGHT, compiuinunt, and ISRAEL W. KELLER, defendant, I will sell for division on TUESDAY, the fifth day of Juue, 1888, ie* tween the legal hours of sale, and lefore the door of the County Court House in Savannah, Ga., All that certain plantation situate and being in the Ninth district of Effingham county, Ga., in the southeast portion of the said county, consisting of nine Hundred acres, more or less, kuwn as “Goshen Plantation," it being the place whereon the late Godlip Dasherresined at the time of hi* decease, together with the im movements and appurtenances, excepting, however, from wtid sale the family nuriai ground, access to which by the family of th said Godlip Dasher to the extent hitherto en joyed is also reserved. Also, at the same time and place, that othe* tract of land in the said Ninth district, known ns the “Summer Mouse Place," about two miles from the said Goshen plantation, aud consisting of seventeen acres, more or less, with the im* provements ami appurtenances. Terms cash; purchasers paving for titles. John McLaughlin, Commissioner. SUMMER RESORTS. Montvale Springs, Blount County, - Tennessee. f I MUR Health resort. wilX he open May 16th, I. 1888. Tho moat celebrated Dyspeptic Wat*< known. Elegant Hotel and Groumfs. Excellent Table. Telephone connection with Knoxville. Rates: $1 per day; $26 per month for May and June; $2 |>er dnv. $lO and sl2 per week, SB6 and S4O per mouth for July and August. Half rates lor children. .1 < ENGEL, Prop. Battery Park Hotel, ASHEVILLE, N. C. (OPEN THROUGHOUT THE TEAR.J JNO. B. STEELE, Manager. CUMMER RATES FOR SEASON OF I88: H May, June, July, August and September.-* When one room is occupied by one person: Per day sl. per week s2l to $26, per month of foul week* s<6 to S9O. When one room Is occupied by two persona: Per day $7, per week SBS to $42, t**r month $l2O to $l7O. S]>ecial rates to families. Above rates an' governed according to loca* tion of rooms. Parlor suites and rooms with baths extra. CAPON SPRINGS AND BATHS', AttALINK LII’HIA AND SUPERIOR IRON WATERS. HAMPSHIRE COUNTY, W f VA. r I 'HIS celebrated mountain resort for health I and pleasure. Bath* of any temperature; a summer climate unsurpassed; a charming sum mer home with its many improvement*, aooom* moditinxßoogutsti, open! June Ist. Formtilt cal and other testimony, send for circular. WM. H. SALK. Proprietor. SALT SPRINGS HOTEL, AUSTELL, GEORGIA. npHlfi HOTEL i* anew three-story brick, with 1 wide verandas, large, well ventilated and handsomely furnished rooms Only short die* tance from tJv Salt and Lythia Springs, which makes it, a most desirable summer as well as winter resort. Rat cm; $2 per day; $lO to sl2 ja r week. For further naiticulars, address W C. HERRITT. Proprietor NEW YORKi TH K BRIS TO L. A SELECT FAMILY HOUSE. llt,Vi N.ar ?sth Avemifc WELL FURNISHED; superior table Lvfies travtiliiiir alone or with children receive careful attention. Lowest, rales in New York to permanents. The Old Grove House, CLARKSVILLE, GA., HAS just been rebuilt, thoroughly renovated, refurnished, and Is now open for summer visitors. This Is the most desirable resort in N. E. Georgia. Write for terms, etc. Mbs. E. R. HEARD, I‘roprietrw. PERMANENT and transient bonrd In one of I the finest locations In Now York, convenient! to Sixth Avenue Elevated Railroad, Fifth A veuuo stages and 6ixth Avenue nnd Broad way care. Rooms large and well furnished; privatebathf taolu and appointments unexceptionable; refer ence exchanged. Address Mbs. D. C. WATTS, 6b West Thirty-eighth street, New York City. Mbs. D. C. WAITS. — HOTELS. THE MORRISON HOUSE. XJ JCWLY fitted up offers pleasant South room* is and ilxcelleiitlsuu-d to tbOM wishing regu lar. transient, or table accommodations Central ly l<s:ated on line of street ears, afford* easy ao cess to places of business, and suburban resorta. I’rlces tmslerate. Corner Broughton and Dray ton streets, opposite Marshall House. PULASKI HOUSE, - Savannah. Oa. Under New Management. HAVING entirely reflttl, refurnihed an4| made such extensive alieratlons and rw. pairs, we can justly say that our friend* amt patrons will find THE PULASKI first clam ia every respect. Tb cuisine ami service will b of the highest character W ATSON A P(') WEBA Proprietor*, formerly of Charleston Hotel ■■ia I.Kb Vl. NOTICES. City M.hhhai,'* OrriCE, I Savannah. April 11th, lIWB. I C XECUTIONS against all persons in default Pj lor Real Estate Taxes for the year IHB7. Stock in Trade. Stocks, Bonds, Machinery, Furniture, Etc., JKN7, Specific Taxes. IHSS. Stiipping Taxes, IHS7, i’avlugsidewalks, IHflfl, Repairing Sidewalks, IWR Cleaning Privy Vaults, IsSA Have lieeri placed lu my hand* for levy and sain of defendant's property, if not paid promptly alnyofflca ROBT. J. WADE, City Marshal. ' ■■ '■ . -I DY I". LADIES' v Pd yes Io Your Own Dyeing, at Home. • They will dye everything. They areeold every. Where. Price 100. a package. They have noeqtial Jor Strength, Brigbtnees, Amount In Paek*ea or fur Fastness of Color, or non-fndlng (juaiitie*. Thug do nut crock or smut; 40 colors. For sale hr B. E. L'lbxb. M. D., Pharmacist, corner Brough ton and Houston streets; P. B. Reid. Druggist and Apothecary, comer Jones and Abercorn streets: Edward J. Kisrrin, Druggist, corner West Broad and Stewart streets, and L 0, •XWMW. 3