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HATTIE TVSO GRIBWOID. Out among the world'- proud eager workers, Pressing larnertlj toward some rich prize, Gladly would h go,and with the mighty Help do the vast work which meets her ejea. She would live to re in the thick battle. Striking blows for Freedom am! for Truth; She would live to crowd the hosts of progresr, She would live to guide the hearts of youth. Anywhere, whore ftrength end active effort, Tinder- and unceasing, could suffice, Kagcr >he to go and join the toilers, Counting joy, the work, the sacrifice.” But her steps are prisoned hy the threshold; She can scarcely look beyond her door; Nererrtcp of hor’ecan join the vanguard tlf tne hosts whu rescue weak or poor. Never can she join the brave reformers Who do battle 'gainst ilie deadly wrong; Never can her voice inspire n people. Never even sing a helpful song. In her reutd of duties poor and humble She must tread with steps which never faint; She is but that common thing and useful Never known of men—the household saint. Yet her life so rich, and true, and lender. 'Though so humble seeming to h* r sight, Glow* with rad'anea deep, to which no splendor Of great achievements, could give added light. For she has felt the strong, sad stress of duty; She has listened to Hod's proud "you ought,” And a work far greater th in she knoweth lias by those slight weary hands been wrought Kvery hidden life like her’., but added To the sum of gcod tlod sets against the ill; Hus helped on the lirial grand solution Of that problem which nil time doth (111. Every simple heart that thus has listened To God's voice whieh whispered in the hush; And obeyed the stern command, has seen Him, Plainly as the prophet did in burning bush. And to them was sent the heavenly message, Which shoul I lead them to contentment's gate, And make their close lines to open wider, ‘ They do also serve, who stand and wait. AN APRIL MDlt;. I'.V SI.'SAN AKC'AEK WEIBB. The Revere hound was not rnly tho moat elegant, family boarding house in B- , but as Mrs. Cause, its lady pro piietess, whs careful to inform all sin gle gentlemen desirable as hoarders, could boast of more attractive young ladies than aiy other similar establish ment in town. Whether or not from this cause, there was generally a goodly number of eligible unmarried gentlemen to he found at the Revere house -though it must be confessed that they all paled into comparative insignificance upon the arrival of Captain Herbert, but lately promoted from a lieutenanlcy, anil come to spend part of hm leave of absence with his married sister, domes tics ted at Mrs. Chase’s establishment. Tue beam upon whom the Revere nouse belles had lately bestowed their sweetest smiles, now suddenly found themselves neglected, if not pi sitively snubbed, by those fair ones, How (uninteresting they appeared in comparison with a real armyofliceil How plain and insignificant their tin ner and evening suita beside the un dress uniform of the captain, not to mention Ids personal attractions. "Such a 1 (voly moustache!” lisped Miss Lily iil.inchard, in the ladies’,par lor afn r dinner—“only a little too drooping and tricstc, perhaps,” “And his eyes,” said Miss Rosa Pink ney.” “Did you ever see such a deep, clear steel him? They positively seem to look through one and to read one’s though.s.” “Look through mine eyes with thine, my love Look through my very soul with thine.” sarcastically hummed Miss Keane, of whose ready wit, not (infrequently lla vured with a spice of malice, most per sons stood in awe. “For my part," languidly observed Miss Ltflinglon, the beauty par excel lence of the party—“for my part 1 have not particularly noticed his fea tures, but his manners are just perfect. It requires just such a proud, cold stylo to win me.” “So deign to he won?” sneered Miss Keane. “Unless it will interfere with the sim ilar designs of other people,” replied M iss 1/ tUugton, carefully. She and Miss Keane wore very in timate, and, us they often mutually re marked, “underdo and t a h t ther perfec tly.” Miss Pinkney came to the rescue. “Suppose we each try our heat to captivate turn?” she suggested archly, “Surely among four youny ladies, each reprfseining a different ‘type of female loveliness,' as the hall-report era say in the papers—from July Blanchard's blond beauty to Mias Lef tington’s Oriental aplendoi—Captain Herbert must tiud something to please his taste, whatsoever it may be." ‘ You forgot Mis' Latane,” said the fair Lily, glancing at a young lady who was seated at a window near, with her face half averted as she looked out. “Pray, Mifs Latane, will you enter the lists with us?” Miss Latane turned around—a fair girl with delicate features and iarge, soft brown eyes. “By no means,” she answered quietly. “I should not presume ti c-mpete with those so much better skilled than myself in the art of cap tivating.” There was not a shadow of’ sarcasm in her manner, yet the four young ladies looked doubtfully at each other. As for Miss Lataue, she arose, mid after idly turning over some music on the piano, quietly left the room. "title must have intended that a a cut at us," said Miss Letting ton, as the door ol )Bed on the retreating tigure. “I shouldn’t have thought her capable of it, unsophisticated little country maiden that she is.” "From the country, is she? Well I might i.eto guessed as much," sneered Miss Keane. A ripple of laughter rewarded this sally, and the voting lady resumed “There’s not one of you, besides my self, who could discern the true inward ness of that little speech of our pretty milkmaid. Why, I've seen s 1 along that she is jealous of us. and is herself more than half in love with Captain Herbert.” “Absurd! Why, he never notices her," said Rasa. “Certainly not, beyond necessary at tention,” chimed in Lily. "But that doesn’t prevent her cherish ing a secret devotion for him, Ive seen her blush when he offered her lobster salad; and when, yesterday, Mrs. Hughes got off that stupid joke about chicken-heart, and requested Captain Herbert to pass it to Miss Latane, she couldn’t have looked more conscious had it have beer, bis ugu heart that he was offering to her acceptance on that b.ue china plate.” “What fun!” said Miss Pinkney. ‘‘lf we could only get her to think that he admires her. Suppose we try.” Miss Pinkney seemed intended by nature for a plotter and intriguante. With a broader sphere of action she might, like some famous ladies of his tory, have revolutionized, by- her little arts, a court ora kingdom; and even in the narrow circle of Mrs. Chase’s boarding house, she had been the cause of more than one inexplicable denoue ment among the inmates. She liked to amuse herself in this way. It was, as she had just observed, “such fun!” As for Miss Latane, she was not popu lar at the Revere house, except among the elder people. She iiad been there some two or three weeks, having ac companied her aunt on a periodical visit to the city; but none of the young people felt much better acquainted with her than on the day of her arri val. The gentlemen pronounced her “pretty— r-a t-h e-r—but not atnooc ing,” and, in consequence paid her no particular attention: while the young ladies felt, rattier than said, that some how she did n<4 fraternize with them, she seemed, after the first few days, to hold aloof, as it were; and once, when they had been discussing with great zest a bit of social scandal, and not being able to agree upon the point of what party therein was most to blame, hud referred the question to her, she had turned wifti a blush and replied, gravely: ‘ Excuse me, ladtcs; I have no opinion to •!< r on such a subject,” and had thenceforth held her self more aloof than ever, Oi course the ladies resented this presumption cm the part of the “little country maiden,” though she always being gentle and ladylike, it was diffi cult, even for the maliciously disposed to find a point of attack against tier, until the invention of Miss Pinkney’s brilliant and amiable plan, just men tioned. The fair Rosa’s address was well known to her three friends; wherefore on the following day they looked on with some interest, as carelessly re clining on the same tete-a-tete with her proposed victim, she commenced the attack. “Do you know, Miss Latane, that I suspect you of having quite spoiled our little plan in regard to our handsome captain ? It is you. and not me. who have made an impression on him.” Miss Latane looked up from her silk netting with an expression of such genuine surprise that thu three ladies nit ll tir lips to suppress smile, and then laughed at some trifling remark made by oae of them. “1 dare say you think me imperti nent,’' resumed Mms Rosa, with charm ing naivettc, “but I can’t help seeing it. you knew. Indeed. I’m sure he’s desperately smitten!” A vivid color rushed to Eva Latane’s brow. “I think you are mistaken,” she sai l. "1 am nothing to dipt. Herbert or he to me. I should think any one might see that.’’ “Oli, my dear, you may not he able to see what others can—not while you have that pretty way of casting down your eyes, with their long lashes, in the presence of gentlemen, but, if you could see how ho looks at you when he im agines himself unobserved, and how quick he is to catch the sound of your step! Pray, don’t ho angry with me,” she added, coixingly seeing the color flush vividly into Eva’s face; “hut you knuvv 1 couldn’t help seeing it, and it really seems cruel in you, not to give him some encouragement.” It was at this moment Captain Her bert himself entered the drawing room, followed by one or two gentlemen. His glance full upon Miss Latirae, wno sat facing the door. Her cheeks were still crimson, and in her embarrassment the hall of silk fell from h Pr lap and rolled to the captain’s feet. He picked it up and politely return ed it. She thanked him shyly, with yet a deep br.oh, and without raising her eyes. He looked at her with a sort of in quiring surprise, and the young ladies exchanged amused glances. "It’s too bail of you to go on so, Kosa,” remonstrated Inly, a day or two after. “I am now convinced that the poor thing really does like him; and if you leal her to imagine that he cares for her, nobody knows what the consequen ces to her may be. “She does not imagine that he likes her. If she did she would not hesitate to give him encouragement; but you sec how cold and distant to him she is.” “That difference is put on for our Irene tit,” said Miss Keane. “She is de termined not to commit herself, and imagines we don’t see that she is pining in love with him. 1 should like to un deceive her, and administer a little wholesale mortification. Bhe’s so ri diculously prudish!” Miss Pinkney suddenly clasped her hands. “On, girls, I've thought of some th hip! To morrow's the first of April!” “V.’ell?'' said Mies Lettiagtou, com* posed ly. •‘Well," repealed Kosa, with empha sis, "we will play Miss Eva an innocent little joke, which will certainly reveal whether or not she's in love with Capt. Herbert, ind if she is, will lead tier into betraying heiself to us all.” And then the four put their heads together, and after some animated dis cussion, mingled with little ripples of laughter, produced pen and paper, and in disguised band wrote the following note. “Miss Eva Lataxe;— l hear that, like myself, yon leave town in a few days, Fntgive me, therefore, if I avail myself of an oppoitunity which may not shortly again present, to tell you how dearly your image is cherished in my heart. You are forever in my thoughts, nor can 1 Lager remain si lent while longing for an opportunity of saying in person what I am thus I compelled to commit <• paper. "May 1 ica ysu alone for a few ms merits 'his evening in the little room adjo n ng the ladies’ parlor? If so, i*ay 1 also beg of you to wear the enclosed token as something that I may be sure is intended for me? “Maxwell Herbert.” “The enclosed token” was a little silk Union flag, about three, inches long. “I think this will do/’ said Mies Keane, glancing critically over the note. how are we to let her know that we understand the signifi cance of the little flig, and not betray ourselvwt?'’ “That is easily arranged,” answered the ever-ready R.oaa. “We will write four duplicates to each other, each en closing a flsg, and when she makes her appearance in public with the patriot ic, sentimental token conspicuously dis played—he! he!—we wiil show ours and compare notes, and then suddenly rec ollect that is the first of April. Imag ine her chagrin and mortification.” “But we must let the lovers' inter view corns off first,” amiably suggested Miss Keane. “Imagine the captain’s look of wonder when he beholds her walk into his presence witn her con scious, expectant look, and then—walk out again! Of course he’ll never know anything about our little joke.” It wa, as the young ladies well knew, the habit of C.t, tain Herbert to pass an hour fir so of lazy lounging after dinner in the little room adjoining the ladies’ parlor. No one was about then,and the liny apartment was an attractive re treat,with its luxurious lounging chairs, blossoming rosea, and newspapers and magaz iies strewn about. On this particular evening Captain Herbert might or might not be there. They would be obliged to take their chances. At dinner, Mrs. Chase’s boarders were, as usual, all punctually in their places. Four pairs of bright eyes cu riously sought out Mia'. Latane, and then four glances met in an eloquence more expressive than words. Tne bait had taken, and the unsuspecting victim was caught. For there sat Eva, with flushed cheek and long eyelashes droop ing, and tne little flag pinned on her dress in plac of a beuquet. Her seat wss nearly opposite Captain Herbert, yet she never raised her eyes to him. She looked very pretty; per haps he thought so, for he glanced at her curiously more than once. He no ticed the unique ornaments she wore, and he thought, as others did, that it was tin odd taste. As to Eva, she knew they were laugh ing at her singular choice of a •leoom tion; but what did it matter when he understood it? And oh, to her; how much, unguessed by others, depended upon the wearing of that little flag! A few minutes chat in the parlor after dinner, and the gentlemen de parted to their business and the ladies to their rooms. Captain Herbert, having no business, saunten and into the little reception-room, seated himself comfortably in the most luxurious of the cushioned arm-chairs and took up anew magazine. The door opening into the hall stood half open. He had not a suspicion that just within the opposite door, acre s the ball, stood a pretty group of girls, listning and watching for something apparently. A light step on tho stair—a step that grew fainter and slower as it approach ed the door of the little room where the captain idly sat; a faint stir of a silken dress—a slaw opening of the door—and he looked up, to see a slight figure standing there, doubtful, Hesitating, trembling, and with eyes fixed upon him in mute app. nl. Captain Herbert arose, and stood for one minute gazing in surprised inquiry at his unexpected visitor. Then his whole face suddenly bright ened. He came eagerly forward and held out both his bands. Neither of them observed that the door was ope—that they could be seen as well as hoard. “Eva, darling, have you come to say that you forgive rao at last?” She looked up, with her soft, blue eyes full of tears. “It was my fault, Max. Will you for give me?” And then bo look her in his arms, and she bid her face on his shoulder, and those in the opposite room iustiuc lively drew back and blankly stared at each other. Did you ever!” gasped Miss Pinkney. “Well, 1 declare!” feebly murmured Miss Ltffin<ton. “What can it mean?” gasped Miss Keane, “It means,” said Lily Blanchard, slowly—“it means that they’ve been engaged before, and had a misunder standing, now happily made up. And it means, too, young ladies, that we’ve made April fools of ourselves—that’s all.” And she deliberately lighted her “duplicate” at the gas-jet and walked off. "Well, I am not so much surprised, after all,” said Miss Keane, philosoph ically, “ for I always said she was a sly one.” And if either Eva or Captain Herb ert suspected the authorship of that note, they overlooked it in considera tion of the happiness it had uninten tionally secured them. What a Woman Can Do. Mrs. Neilson, wife of a Danish farm er manages the dairy on her own ac count. The lady, first of all, took a tour in Sweden, and Germany and in those countries learned to make butler on the Swartz system, and skim-milk and whey cheese as practiced by Ger mans and Swedes. Then she resolved upon extending her travels. She knew only her nat've language and a smatter ing of German, but with this slender linguistic equipment slip had the cour age to make a tour in England, France Switzerland and Holland, picking Up knowledge everywhere. Sire contrived to get such an insight into the dairy systems of these different countries a* t > be able to make butter on the Nor man system. Camembert and Bile cheeses as they are made in France, Elam as u is made in Holland, Ched dar and Cheshire as they are made in England, and Grazire according lo t::e most approved Swiss process. Mrs. Nsilsan has a shop ic Copen nagen, wtiore aha sell* her dairy pro duoe, the king being one of her regular customers. Her work in the dairy business begins at five in the morning and is finished at one in the afternoon. Mrs. Ne Ison is then off by train to the city where she is always to be found from two o’clock until eight, returning to her country dome by the nine o’clock train, ready to begin the same round of work the next day. Small farmers send their daughters to her for periods of from six weeks to six months, and pay a premium gladly that they may learn her methods. Mr. Neilson takes no part in the busi ness, and had at first but small faith in its success. Mrs. Neilson began by bating her milk of Him, first, as from any other farmer, and continues to do so, but her enterprise is making both rich and Mrs. Neilson herself famous. Cheerfulness in the School Room. There ia no reason why those in the school-room should look as solemn as they usually do. It has been handed down from the past that all smiling, all joyous ness is entirely out of place in the school-room. The pupil looks on tho school-room as a sort of jail; the teacher fears his influence will crumble away if he allows cheerfulness, smiling and fun. But the school-room must he looked at as a place of genuine enjoyment. The child accumulates knowledge on the playground far more rapidly than in the scoool-room. Why? Because joy is an element of the child’s life; it it put there for a purpose; that pur pose is to give force to tho growing powers. The school-room is a place to grow in. Hence, sunshine, happiness and enjoyment belong there. When child ren are unhappy they cannot learn; they are educated the most rapidly under benign influence. Of course all this is contrary to old ideas. The little child has been told by older brothers of the sharp eyes of the schoolmaster, the vengeance he visits on those who whisper, the floggings, He., and lie looks at the teacher as a monster. How often has he been thus gazed at as he visited the homes of his pupils ! Yes, let cheerfulness permeate every nOek and corner of the school-room no matter what old fogies say. Let the cheerful song be heard often during the day. Let all come with the expectation of being happy. And teach the chil dren how to bring in sunshine; don’t try to bring it all in yourself.—School Journal. Creameries Everywhere. We learn from our exchanges that the creamery business is just booming these days. Every hamlet, village, town and ightiorhood is to have creameries. This is very well, the more cream ries the better, if properly conducted. Comparatively speaking, the business is new, and it requires ex perience to conduct all business in a good and safe manner. Persons must serve am apprenticeship in new enter prises, the dairy as well as others, in order that their labors may be crowned with success. We are pretty sure that a good many w 11 be disappointed the first year in the result, but attar expe rience is obtained there is uc reason why money should not bo made. In starting new creameries we would sug gest that in all instances an experiena ed overseer should be employed to con duct the work; also that the buildings or factory and all the appurtenances should be in perfect order. Obtain all the latest improvements, and introduce into the creameries only such material as has been proven beneficial. Wo are the more pleased that the creamery business is booming from the fact that it will lessen the burdens of iur good house wives. It will remove from them the care and drudgery of looking after the milk and cream, and churning and working and caring for the butler. This in itself is a big item and a movement in the right direc tion. Another advantage is, it will have a tendency to place on the market a bet ter class of hn'ter. Tae grade will be more even. We do not know that but ter made in a creamery factory is bet ter than all dairy butter, but it is better than a great deal of it. Finally, we have no doubt but what in the end, that it will put more money in the pockets of the farmers than the old system does. That, after all, is the main question. The only danger we can see at this time is, tnat we may have too much of a good thing, hut after ail there is al ways a market for good butter, and there is not much danger to he appre hended on that score. If the west docs not want it, the east and Europe will. doing to bed B lieu Sleepy. I have had little difficulty with tho bed-time business. The little ones go to bed when they get sleepy, and there is usually an early oreakfast to which they like to get up, so they are sleepy early in the evening. The bed feels good lo ft sleepy child, unless mere mere sleepiness has degenerated into crossness. If a child is half sick as well as sleepy, it probably wants its mother’s arms. If little ones are taken arbitra rily away from their playthings or pleasures because “it is bed-time,” they learn to regard bed-time as a natural enemy. Asa little one’s bed-time draws near, the elder members of the family should be considerate, and not propose or introduce new amusements or pleas ures, which will be hard for the little ones to leave. If anything that would have interested the little ones happens after it has gone to sleep, it ought not to be mentioned afterward in a way to make the child feel that it has lost something by going to bed early.—The Alliance. Jay Gould is reported to have said that the effect of tue free tolls on the New York canals “will net be noticed narticulariy by the railroads.” The actual rivalry, no declares, is no loeger between the waterway* and railroads, but between the competing trunk lines tunning between the ocean and the laxes. “Things have been warm ii. the past, but they will be reel hot in the future,” He is quoted as saying. London Figaro says tnat Mr. Heary Irving will not play “King Lear” during his American tour. garden notes. Onions. — A corespondent of the “Indiana Fiirmer” says: “Plant onions on sandy gravel loam, and manure with well rotted manure. You can not plow with a horse; take the hand cultivator, and have the ground clean as possible; plant in rows 16 inches apart. The Yel low Danvers is the best keeper. The Red Wethersfield is the next. For a large mild union, the Giant Rocca of Naples: also tne White Globe. But the White Globe must be cured in the shade.’’ # . Cabbage — A farmer in lowa wattes; “Tne prevailing custom of raising cab bage plants in a hot-bed or frame, an-! afterward transplanting them, is a m-stake. We have experimented for several years, using both modes, and invariably get the best results from planting the seeds in the hill where we wish them to grow, planting three or four seeds in each hill and thinning them out after they show the fourth leaves, taking the poorest plants out, and leaving only- the strongest plants. Last year, of my cabbage plant ed in this way, several weighed over 26 pounds, while those from plants care fully set out in the usual way, and with the same cultivation, would weigh scarcely 10 pounds. Transplanting checks the growth at the most critical time, and the retarded plants show the effects during the whole season, and are less likely to head.” Lima Beans.—Mt. B, G Smith, who has experienced much prefi; in raising Lima beans, said belore the Massachu setts Horticultural Society that his method consisted in sowing the seed about the middle of April, the eye down, in what are known as cucumber boxes filled with loam, five seed in each. Tne boxes are without bottoms, 6 inches in height and 7 inches square at the top and 8 inches square at the lower part, and are made of half-inch stuff. When the beans are planted the boxes are planted in a cold grapery. As soon as the plants are two feet high the ground is prepared, poles are set out and holes large enough to receive the box is made at the foot of each. A box is then lifted on a shovel, placed in a bole and the shovel withdrawn. The box is now removed by lifting up. By this plan the plants can be planted out of doors as early as can the seed, thus gaining about five weeks’ time. New Method of Making IfciUer. In the recent description of a dairy farm lying 40 miles north of Chicago it is said that artificial souring is prac ticed. This is a method probably new to the craft. I know of no dairyman that has yet adopted It except Mr. Brown. By thus treating the cream, all destructive processes are arrested, and its workings are kept under per fect control. Although the cold bath tends to raise the cream ia from 30 to GO minutes,the cans are suffered to re main submerged until a short time be fore the next milking. They are then set ovar a vat, and the milk drawn from under the cream. The cream in the morning is turned into a cream can, and the night’s cream is added to it, making a daily churning. This can ia then set in a warm place until the next morning, when sour cream, taken from the cream that is now ready to churn, is added in the proportion of one gallon to the barrel, ft is then left standing where it will rise to a temperature of 04. being stirred oc casionally. In about 12 hours, or by night, it is loppered, but is allowed to stand 12 hours longer and then churn ed. Prof. Wiley's lleply to Prof. Henry’s “upon I/Ctlor.” Prof, Wiley, who has been appoint ed Chief Chemist in the U H. Dept, of Agriculture, in place of Dr Cjllier writes to tho Rural World as follows: Dear Sir: There were so Me things in your “Open leHer” to Dr. Loring in the' lust issue of the Rural World which, it sterns to me, require farther attention. It is indeed strange that any one who heard, or read, the address of the Com missioner of Agriculture at the late St. Louis meeting, should at this date call upon him to state his attitude towards the Northern Cane Industry. That ad dress gave forth no uncertain sound, ana there is no reason to suppose it has any double meaning, or that it is to be read between the lines. If, how ever, any further proof were neces sary to show the Commissioner’s en tire sympathy with tue cane growers, the work laid out by the department for the coming season would furnish it. Already a contract has been made to raise over sixty acres of cane of many varieties on land rented by the department for that purpose. Ar rangements are about completed for a few acres more on a soil of quite ajdif fereut nature. The orders have been given for a tdorough overhauling and repair of all sugar machinery belong ing to tbs department, and every pre paration will be made to make a thor ough practical feat of the sugar-pro ducing power of every variety of cane grown. In receiving my instructions for the season’s work from the commissioner I was told to do everything possible to secure a practical success and to reach results which the farmers of the country coukprely on as being possible to every careful worker. If such a spirit as this, taking form in work of such a practical value, is not an indication of hearty sympathy with the cause of sugar making, then I would seek in vain for convincing proof. Not only will the Department of Agri culture do all it can to unite science to practice, but it will eagerly seek co operation with all the scientific men in the countrv who are engaged in this work. Every experiment scientifically performed, every analysis carefully made and looking to practical results, will be gladly hailed by the Depart ment, whether made within or without its walla. The scores of chemists and practical men of science who are at work on this great problem will find at Wa.-ainglo* an appreciative audience for every word of valuable information they may speak. Bvery step forward which they make will b# supported and established by every legal means at the dispoea’ of the Commissioner. It is of the highest importance that you, who have done so much for scien tific agriculture, and all others who have the good of the cane industry at heart, should thoroughly understand this disposition of the department of agriculture. It would boa great mis fortune to hav# the value of the work impared by a mistrust which has no foundation and a jealousy which does not exist. (In undertaking the chemical work of the department, it is with the express understanding that my time and my work shall be chiefly and peculiarly de voted to fostering the sugar industry, and my selection was due mainly to the earnest feeling of devotion I have to the cause, and to the repeated marks of confidence which the Mississippi Valley Cane Growers’ Association had shown toward me. I will nt say anything here about fho report of the Academy of Science. The published letter of Prof. Newcomb, who after a consultation with the dis tinguished president, Prof. Marsh, asked for the withdrawal of the report “for such action as the Academy may deem necessary,” is a sufficient answer to j our question. If these distinguish ed gentlemen were uot willing for that report to go before the public, until the Academy had thoroughly considered it, Dr. Loring should not be blamed for then Action. It is not for the interest of the culture of Northern Cane that crude and hete rogeneous statements should, under sanction of authority be published as accomplished facts. 111-judged enthu siasm often does more harm in a day than patient science can remedy in a year. In all this discussion, the thing that you and I want to get at is the truth. We have had a surfeit of opinion and assertions; we want now accomplish ment. As long as the department of Agri culture is under the present manage ment, you may rest assured that ail that is possible will be done in Wash ington, for the development of the su gar industry, and every attempt ,in the same direction outside of Washing ton will receive there a most hearty support, I trust we shall all work together in harmony and confidence, for the many problems yet to be solved cal! for tne united efforts of us all. With highest respect, H. W. Wiley, Chief Chemist Dep’tof Agriculture. Does it Pay. Judge Faville, of Mitchell county, lowa, writes as follows to an inquiring friend, on the creamery and stock bus iness: The fir st essential in starling a cream ery is pure water and plenty of it. We use 40 to 50 barrels a day. A joint stock company is best. Plenty of land for buildings and hog yards and pens, 16 to 20 acres if possible. Our teams gather cream 15 to 20 miles a day. We use the Cherry can, and also the com mon 8} inch can. An inch c.f the for mer, and two inches of the letter will make apc nd of butter. A good prac tical butter maker will know what washing is ueeded. We give 22 cents an inch now; during December we paid 26 cents. The farmers in Mitchell Cos. areall satisfied and are getting rich. We calculate our cows will average from 48 to 50 dollars clear each year. I know cows in the county that have made an inch of cream every diy for 365 days, ami the average price for the ye-r 18} cents —that is over |67 to the cow for cream sold, to say nothing of the calf and skim milk. I believe the tru* way is to h-ed the buttermilk on the ground to hogs, and have corn cribs and pasture lots, and be prepared to buy shoats and ship a carload every two months, the butter milk from 300 cows, with coin etc., will be a great item. The old farmers that you know, Stokes, Tibbetts, Cady, Grow and others, raise no wheat now; all grass and corn. Cows are ail the rage. It will lie difficult to make the farm ers in anew country understand this dairy business. They ail seem to want to wear out their rich farm* by wheat raising, and spend all their money on machinery. Cattle do not impoverish the soil, and when you have sold cream for one season, you have them for another, and another, and s# on, and when old make them into beef. I have a cow that will be 19 years old next June and there are nearly 50 head on the place that are her descendants, and she is a good cow yet. I don’t know as I can help you any in this. Farmers as a rule are inclind to be stupid, and have got to wait and see the thing worked cut by somebody else. In making a Stock Company have as few men as practicable. When there are a good many a few will have all the work to do and the rest will find fault. A capitol of SSOO will start quite a creamery, buildings well, engine or horse-power churs, etc. etc. But, as I st.-.ted, a good butter maker will know how and what is needed. Whoever starts a creamery in your neighboihood will be a public benefac tor, whether he mikes anything him self or not. _ ‘Nature’ describes a curious creature now exhibited at the Royal Avuariam, Fugland, called Krao, and by some “the missing link.” It is a female child apparently about seven years old, possessing much ordinary intel ligence and the faculty ofspcech. The body is covered with soft black hair, about a quarter of an inch long, the nose is short and low with broad nost rils, and she u-es her cheeks like the monkeys that stuff them with food. The eyes are krge, black and “beauti ful,” and the hair of the head grows down to the eye-brows. She was found with her parents (equally I firy) in the Lao Country, in which a similar family was previously found. These spec imens of humanity are regarded as living proof of the presence of a hairy race of Mongoloid people in further In dia, a regional present mainly occupi ed by almost hairless Mongol*.— Dr. Fotn Ht'illh Monthly.