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Scientific Tests-Curious Phenomena.
The London Popular Science Bene for
July, which is edited by Mr. Crookes, an
eminent chemist, and a Fellow of the
Royal Society, contains an account by
himself partially confirmed and attested
also by Dr. Hoggins, the eminent astrono
mer, whose great and quite recent services
in relation to the astronomical applica
tions of spectrum analysis has been ac
knowledged in all quarters, and who is
One of the most distinguished members of
the Royal Society, and by Mr. Sergeant
Cox, both of whom were present of some
very curious experiments made on Mr.
Home's asserted physical powers as a me
dium, as it is called, though no counte
nance is lent by the experimentor or his
friends to the hypothesis of the agency of
invisible beings of which the word "me
dium" is a remnant. Mr. Crookes and
Mr. Sergeant Cox both seem convinced
that these experiments prove the existence
of a peculiar force which they call
"psyclch," proceeding directly from tie
nervous system of specially coratuted
persons, and which is exerti independ
ently of the muscular iiystem, probably
propagated, suggest Mr. Sergeant Cox,
who, as the ler, scientific, is the rashest
of these speculative inquirers, through
that "rerve atmosphere of various inten
sity enveloping the human structure"
which Dr. Richardson has discovered.
Dr. Hoggins, the most eminent scientific
man of the three, is by far the most
cautions and reesrved in his statements.
He gives in his general adherence
to Mr. Crookes account of the
experiments your proof appears
to me to contain a correct statement of
what took place in my presence at your
house," but as to one of the most curious
facts involved in it namely, that an ac
cordeon continued to float about "without
any visible support' in the copper wire
cage contrived for it by Mr. Crookes after
Mr. Home's hand had been entirely with
drawn, end under these circumstances to
play musical airs without being touched
by any hand--i)r. Huggins states that his
position X the table did not permit him to
be a "witness to the withdrawal of Mr.
Heine's hand from the accord eon, though
he writes to Mr. Crookes that " such was
stated at the time to be the case by your
self and by the person sitting on the other
side of Mr. Home." He adds, "the ex
periments appear to me to show the im
portance of further investigation ; but I
wish it to be understood that I express no
opinion as to the phenomena which took
place." Dr. Hnggins' evidence is of the
greater weight, so far as it goes, from the
great caution and reserve with which he
gives it. He appears to confirm generally
the accuracy of Mr. Crookes' description,
except as to the performances of the caged
accordeon when Mr Home's hand was re
moved ; but he evidently does not regard
the experiments as going further than to
justify and even show " the importance "
of further investigation. Even this from
such a witness as Dr. Huggins is remarka
ble testimony.
But what was the precise nature of the
facts to which, supposing them to be am
. ply authenticated by future tests, such as
Dr. Huggings himself can regard as satis
factory, these experiments point? It is
this that in the presence of certain
specially gifted or specially organized in
dividuals (whether the facts, if true, de
pend on the organization, or on the power
of will, or on the nervous sensibility in
a word, on what they do depend is at
present all a matter of speculation), a
force developes itself which produces,
without contact, many of the results of
muscular effort, and some of the results of
muscular effort directed by a trained
musical taste and ear. For example, Mr.
Crookes (all whose test machinery had
been prepared without the smallest knowl
edge on Mr. Home's part, Mr. Home
seeing it for the first time when he entered
Mr. Crookes' house) had prepared a
mahogany board three feet long by 9)
inches wide and one inch thick, one end
of which rested on a firm table, and the
other was supported by " a spring balance
hanging from a substantial tripod stand,"
with " a self-registering index " attached.
Thus, any pressure exerted on this board
at any point nearer to the balance than
the spot where it was supported on the
table, tended to depress the end supported
by the balance to an extent registered by
the index the board moving round the
table-supported end as round a fulcrum.
Mr. Crookes, to test the balance, stood or
one foot at the end of the board nearest to
the table, and Dr. Huggins iaid that the
whole weight of his boay then applied
(140 pounds) only erjut the index at the
other end to an snount equivalent to one
and a half pounds if applied to the bal
ance end, Tlhen he stood still, and to two
grands when he jerked up and down. Mr.
orue, sitting in a low easy chair, simply
applied his fingers lightly to the exact
point where the board rested on the table
(so that even hard pressure there would
have only had the effect of securing the
fulcrum instead of depressing the other
end of the mahogany board) and under
these conditions the onnosite end was de
pressed by an amount which varied, as if
m waves, neiween tnree ana one nau
pounds and six pounds, which was the
rnnyrnnra obtained.
This experiment was In some respects
the most curious, as being the one which
was in every respect the most above-board
both literally and morally and which
was apparently fully tested by Dr. Hug
sins, as well as by Mr. Sergeant Cox and
Mr. Crookes. If repeated often enongh in
the presence of competent witnesses, it
would undoubtedly show the real Exist
ence of some new force not due to mus
cular exertion.
The other experiment wi made by an ac
cordeon imprisoned in a drum-shaped cage
of Mr. Crookes' own invention, the cage
being made of la'es of wood and copper
wire to prevt access from outside ; but
this cage V&s placed beneath the table,
and th.oagh Mr. Sergeant Cox and Mr.
Cnokea both seemed to have watched it
tuiere, and to have taken what they be
lieved to be very careful guarantees that
Mr. Home was not juggling, there can
hardly be so mnch confidence placed in
the reality of the facts asserted as in the
lever experiment. The cage was so made
as to surround the accordeon entirely, but
not quite to touch the top of the table,
leaving space enongh to admit one of Mr.
Home s hands so far as to enable him to
hold the accordaon by the top. The ob
servers on ef.ji side kept their feet on Mr.
Home's foet to prevent any use of them,
and orje of Mr. Home's hands was placed on
the table and carefully observed, the other
at first held the accordeon by the top, but
the rest of the accordeon was completely
inside of the cage, so as to be inaccessible.
Held in this position, the accordeon first
began to vibrate and then to play tunes
inside the cage. Mr. Crookes avers that
he pnt his hand on that hand of Mr. Home
which held the instrument, and that he
found it absolutely still at the very mo
ment the instrument was playing. Nay, he
asserts, as we have already stated, that
when Sir. Home removed his hand alto
gether, and put both of them above the
'table the accordeon continued to float and
play tunes inside the cage with no appar
ent support. Of course, as we have said,
these asserted facts must be taken with
great reserve, unless verified with suffi
cient repetition under every guarantee the
scientific world may suggest. But should
they be so verified, and we think the
existing testimony is quite sufficient to
make this hypothesis conceivable, a good
many more matters should be carefully
investigated; for instance, whether any
tune could be so played which Mr. Home
himself could not play on the accordeon,
or any which none of those present were
able to play on the accordeon, or any with
which none of those persons were even
acquainted or whether, if none of these
cases happened, it was only Mr. Home's
knowledge of music, or indifferently that
of any other of the persons present, which
the tune appeared to represent. One
thing is certain, that if the facts asserted
be true at all, the force moving the ac
cordeon must be in some way connected
with a musically educated mind. The
wind does not execute even a "well
known sweet and plan five melody" on
the Eoliaa harp.
The movements of the accordeon must
clearly have been governed by the musical
associations of some mind, and whether
these were voluntary or involuntary
and either the one or the other is quite
conceivable it' would be possible, one
would think, to determine the mind in
which they originated. Supposing the
fact established, there is little in it that is
more wonderful than the power of writing
by telegraph so that specific vibrations
given to the wires at one end cause given
words to be written off at the other, for,
of course, if there really be "a nerve-atmosphere
of various intensity round each in
dividual," the vibrations given to such an
atmosphere by distinct action of thought
might produce corresponding contractions
in the accordeon. This is, however, pure
ly speculate; but if these things are tree
at all, it must be determinable where the
mental source of the tune played by the
accordeon is, and no point could be of
greater interest. The analogy would be
close though there would be one great
difference with established facta of the
kind sometimes called electro-biological.
We have been repeatedly assured by men
of the highest trustworthiness that
the power belongs to men of cer
tain temperament to influence
by strong silent will the action
of certain other persons, so that
by expending a great deal of silent effort,
for instance, on the desire that a given
man shall scratch the tip of his left ear,
that man is at last compelled, with no
knowledge whatever of the reason, to
scratch the tip of his left ear. That Buch
facts as these have been repeatedly veri
fied is, we believe, certain. And the only
difference in this case may be that the same
kind of effect is produced on the motions
of an inanimate object like an accordeon
certainly most curious, as the facts we
have alluded to are also most curious but
certainly also not more impossible than
the others What, however, we now wish
to insist on is that there is prima facie evi
dence, a true bill foand which ought to be
sent for scientific trial, in relation to this
matter. Even Dr. Huggins declares thus
much ; and Dr. Huggins is an authority
such as no scientific man will dare for a
moment dispute. Whether there be "a
new force " on the eve of discovery is not
yet proved : but that there is sufficient
suspicion of the exertion of such a force to
render it most desirable that the scientific
world should either eon firm or explode
the hypothesis of its existence, and in the
former case, stndy its laws, is hardly disputable.
An Indian Juggler.
While the tom-tom was beating and
the pipe playing, the juggler singing all
the time in low accents, smoothed a place
in the gravel three or four yards before us.
Having thus prepared a bed for the plant
to grow in, he took a basket and placed it
over the prepared place, covering it with
a thin blanket The man himself did not
wear a thread of clothing, except a strip
around his loins. The time seemed now
to have come for the detective's eye I So
just as he was becoming more earnest in
his song, and while the tom-tom beat and
the pipes shrilled more loudly, I stepped
forward with becoming dignity, and beg
ged him to bring the basktt and its cover
over to me. He cheerfully complied, and
I carefully examined the basket, which
was made of open wicker-work. I then
examined the cloth covering, which was
thin, almost transparent, and certainly
had nothing concealed in it. I then fixed
my eyes upon his strip of clothing with
such intensity that it was not possible it
could have been touched without discov
ery, and bade him go on, feeling sure that
the trick could not succeed. Sitting down
he stretched his naked arms under the
basket, singing and smiling as he did so ,
then lifted the basket off the ground, and
behold, a green plant about a foot high!
Satisfied with our applause he went on
with his incantations. After having sat a
little to give his plant time to grow, he
again lifted the basket and the plant was
now two feet high. He asked us to wait
a little longer that we might taste the
fruit ! But on being assured, by those
who had seen the trick performed before,
that the result would be obtained, I con
fessed myself "done," without the slight
est notion of the how. I examined the
ground and found it was smooth and un
turned. Apparently delighted ;uh my
surprise the juggler stood, up laughing,
when one of his companions chucked a
pebble to him, which he put into his
mouth. Immediately the same compan
ion, walking backwards, drew forth a cord
of silk, twenty yards or so in length ; af
ter "which the juggler, with his hands be
hind Lis back, threw forth from his mouth
t7o decanter stoppers, two shells, a spin
ning top, a stone and several other things,
followed by a long jet of fire ! If the
wise reader regrets so mnch space being
taken up by such a story, let him pass it
on to the children, foolish as myself, who
will be glad to read it Peep at the Far
West, by JXortnm MacleoS, D. D.
A Tragedy.
How many acts are there in a tragedy?
Five, I believe.
Act I. Young man starting from
heme. Parents and sisters weeDine to
have him go. Wagon passing over the
hilL Farewell kiss thrown back. Ring
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uie oeu ana uei ine curiam arop.
Act II. Marriage altar. Bright lights.
Full organ. White veil trailing through
the aisle. Prayer, and exclamations of
- mow well she looks !" Ring the beU and
let the curtain drop.
Act ILL Midnight. Woman waiting
for staggering steps. Old garments stuck
into the broken window Dane. Manv
marks of hardship on the face. Biting of
s naus ot bloodless ringers. .Neglect,
cruelty, disgrace. Ring the bid and let the
turtain drop.
Act IV. Three graves in a very dark
place. Grave of child who died from lack
of medicine. Grave of wife who died of a
broken heart Grave of husband and
father who died of dissipation. Plenty of
weeds, but no flowers. U, what a blasted
heath with three graves I Ring the bell and
let the curtain drop.
Act V. A destroyed soul's eternity.
No light; no music; no hope! Despair
coiling around the heart wi'h unutterable
anguish. Blackhess of r arkkess for
ever ! Woe ! woe I woe ! I cannot bear
longer to look. I close my eyes at this
last act of the tragedy. Quick! Quick!
Ring the beU and let the curtain drop.
Rev. T. De Witt Talmadge.
How Woman Keeps a Secret.
It is an old quib upon women that a
woman cannot keep secrets : but the fact
is they are the only part of humanity that.
can A wile keeps a husband's secret in
comparably better than ha does her'a We
calculate that there is one drunken wife to
about four hundred and ninety -nine drunk
en husbands. In gambling, liecentious
ness, lying, cheating, hypocrisy, covetons
ness, there is pretty near the .same pro
portion. Tet of the four hundred and
ninety-nine wives, four hundred conceal,
cover up, silently endure the terrible
secret ; while the one husband mourns over
his wife's frailty in the stndy of his pastor,
and to the ear of his friend, and probably
complains of it to a court of law. It is the
same between brother and sister. The se
crets a woman talks about are of the kind
that are unimportant and most agreeable
to hear. But of serious secrets she is as
reticent as the grave. That is our obser
vation, and in our various relations of
physician, lawyer, and unordained minis
ter, we have had opportunities for a great
deal of observation. Baltimore Church
A young lady writes from Leaven
worth to the Chief of Police in Kansas
City as follows : " There is a man in your
place named Johnny Bascombe, who is in
love with me, and who was driven away
from our house last week by my old father,
who drives away every one who "comes to
court me. Please, for my sake, find out
Johnny and give him my picture, which I
enclose to you,, and tell him I will stick
to him, father or no father,jand if you ever
come up here I will come to see yon and
thank you. Just tell Johnny that his Julia
sent him the picture, and. he will know it
all" The police official was puzzled to
know what to do about the matter.
Tee brigands are again committing
their depredations in Thessaly. Recently
they captured a boy, for whose release the
chiefs demanded from the parents so exor
bitant a ransom that they were only able
to furnish a part of it This part was ac
cepted in part payment, the brigands' mode
of recovering the other part being to mu
tilate the poor boy before releasing hhr.
His nose and ears were cut off; and he to
sow in a military hospiial at Athena.
To Whiten Piano Keys The ivory
keys to a piano which have become yellow
may be made white again by washing them
with a sponge with diluted sulphurous
acid, or a solution of hypo sulphate of soda,
and expose to the sun.
A correspondent In the interest of
humanity informs the New York Tribune
that an aggravated case of cancer in the
face was cured by inserting a seton in the
leg, and thus keeping Tip a perpetual issue.
All vestiges of the usually fatal affliction
have vanished.
Remedy fob Fbksh Wounds. Bind
up the cut or wound with fine or pulver
ized earth, and renew the earth in the
course of few hours. The remedy is
simple and within the reach of every one.
&rth is a complete deodorizer, and acta
like a charm on fresh wounds.
Thb venerable Peter Coooer said, in a
recent address: "It did not take long for
me to learn that drunkenness was the
parent of the larger portion ot the poverty,
vice and crime which afflict the American
people; and hence, until advancing age
seemed to demand moderate stimulants, I
carefully avoided alcoholic liquors as the
greatest curse of the young, and the most
deadly foe to domestic happiness and the
public welfare."
Plaster. Chicken-houses and hog
pens, as will as Stables and manure-piles,
should be kept sprinkled daily with plas
ter. A few Landfills will absorb the am
monia which escapes from the fermenting
manure, and will keep everything sweet
An atmosnhere poisoned by the pungent
odors which arise from unclean stables
cannot be wholesome and must be provo
cative of disease. Inflammation of the eyes
is a common consequence or foul stables,
but if the owner will cleanse them, plas
ter will remove all the smelL Eearth
and Home.
SKAsoKiNtf Wood. A writer in an
English journal informs us that small
pieces of non-resinous wood can be sea
soned perfectly by boiling four or five
hours the process taking the sap out of
the wood, which shrinks nearly one
tenth in the operation. The same writer
states that trees felled in full leaf in June
or July, and allowed to lie nntil every leaf
has fallen, will then be nearly dry, as the
leaves will not drop of themselves until
they have have drawn up and exhausted
all the sap of the tree. The time required
is from a month to six weeks.
Artifcial Wasts. Bulwcr Says that
poverty is only an idea, in nine cases out
of ten. Some men with ten thousand
dollars a year suffer more for want of
means than others with three hundred.
The reason is. the richer man has artifi
cial wants. His income is ten thousand
dollars, and he suffers enongh from being
dunned for unpaid debts to kill a sensi
tive man. A man who earns a dollar a
day, and does not run in debt is by far
the happier of the two. Very few people
who have never been rich will believe
this ; but it is true. There are thousands
and thousands with a princely income
who never know a moment's peace, be
cause they live above their means. There
is really more happiness in the world
among working people than with those
who are called rich.
Setting Milk nt Large Pass.
In February, 1864, in company with the
landlord of the Hotel Dolcn, city of Am
sterdam, Holland, I visited the dairy,
four miles from the city, which supplied
the hotel with cream, butter, cream cheese,
whey, etc. The pans were great crocks,
three feet high, twenty inches in diarre
ttr, perfectly round, straight down from
top to bottom, which was flat ; grey stone
ware, a half-inch hole in the side even
with the bottom, stopped with a cork
wound with fine linen thread, never used
but once, through which hole was drawn
the skim-milk, to be made into "veoukle"
cheese, leaving the cream to be emptied
direct into the churn. This was the same
system pursued at my grandfather's forty
years ago, when I was a Doy, ana the
teams went away to Philadelphia loaded
down from the diary and poultry yard.
Cor. Country Gentleman.
An Anecdote of Talma.
Talma, the celebrated French trage
dian, possessed a country seat in Brunoy
a village in the neighborhood of Paris,
where he spent his leasure time. One
evening, while walking In the surround
ing country, it suddenly occurred to him,
that it would be better to go immediately
to Paris, and stay over night there, as he
had much to do on the morrow, and on
the following evening was to play "Orest"
While occupied with this thought, he per
ceived the sound of an approaching car
riage. The ringing of bells on the horses
announced one of those modest convey
ances which preceded the invention of
the railroad, it was a so-caiiea kukuk ;
which, having set down it passenger on
the way, was returning empty to Mont
geron. also a village near Paris.
"Will you take me to Paris?" asked
Talma ot the driver.
" That depends UDon"circumstance."
"I understand; it depends upon how
mnch I will pay you. Well name your
This was satisfactory; and Talma seat
ed himself In the knkuk, which he had
the pleasure of occupying alone. To re
lieve the tediousness of the journey, he
commenced, in a loud tone, to recite his
role for the next evening. The driver
started, although the rattling of wheels
and the jingling of bells prevented his
quite understanding what his passenger
was talking about Finally he disun
guished the words
" With blood will I pollute the feast to
which you call me I
"What will you do?" cried he driver,
turning suddenly around.
Talma took no notice of the interruption
but continued his recitation; while, by
the glare of his lantern, the driver watched
with fear and astonishment the distorted
features, and the melancholy fire which
gleamed from the eyes of the tragedian,
who, unconscious of his surroundings, was
wholly absorbed in his role. All that he
said waa calculated to inspire terror.
" Open, O earth I " he cried; and then con
tinued, "Ignominious tool of wrath, ban
ished from my country for the murder of
my father, an outcast from the world for
the murder of my mother, an object ot
abhorrence to all who approach me I I
have lost all, all that I held dear on
" What a shameless fellow ! " murmured
the driver, as he heard the first words of
the frightful confession. " But it isn't pos
sible that he can have committed all these
crimes I " he added ; " for, if he had, he
wouldn't proclaim it upon the highway.
He is more likely a lunatic, who has es
caped from the insane asylum."
Meanwhile the tragedian continued his
" O sun ! that illuminated that day of ter
ror, thou hldest not thy face, but shinest
ever !"
"Worse and worse ! Now he sees the
sun set at ten in the evening, and even the
moon isnt in sight ! Now I know my
duty. Fortunately I shall only have to go
a little round-about way to carry him
where, without doubt, he belongs." At
the same time, he whipped up his horses,
turned off into a by-road, ana soon drew
up befors an insane asylum. The stop
ping of the carriage brought Talma back
to the reality ; he interrupted his decla
mation with, "Where have you brought
"Be quiet, dear air; you are at home,"
replied the driver, as he got down from
his box.
" But," said Talma, looking out of the
carriage, " we are in Charenton ! You are
a fool!"
"Ah, so! I am a fool! Yes, dear sir-yes!-'
With this he knocked at the house door,
and, when the porter appeared, said to
him, " You have probably missed one of
your Inmates whom I found on the high
way, not far from here."
" No one is missing that I know of,"
answered the porter.
Just then the superintendent came out
of the yard. The driver turned to him
with, "It is surely one of the occupants of
your house that I have here. Yon will
immediately re cognize him. In his insanity
he thinks himself a great criminal ; says
he has murdered his father and his mother,
and done a heap of other disgraceful
Talma now burst into loud laughter,
sprang out of the carriage, and began to
repeat the lines which had led to the
driver's misapprehension.
" Why, that is Talma, our great trage
dian t" said the superintendent
" The same sir."
" What !" cried the driver, amazed at his
blunder. " You are Talma, who plays in
Paris? I beg your pardon, dear sir; but
as I never had the honor of knowing yen,
and never before saw you " -
"You have not offended me, honest
man," said Talma " quite the contrary;
and, to prove this, I will give yon a ticket
for the theater to-morrow evening, that
you may see me in the part on account of
which you have brought me to Charenton.
After the play, you shall take me ba k to
Brunoy ; but now carry me as quickly as
possible to Paris. Oliver Optic' llaga-zine.
An Enoch Arden Case in Missouri.
The assertion that "truth is stranger
than fiction " is certainly illustrated in
the following sketch, and we are indebted
to J. C. Ryan, the agreeable first clerk of
the steamer St Luke, for the principal
During tbe first year of the war J. M.
Waldrnp left his pleasant home in Central
Missouri and shouldered his musket to
fight for what he considered right, and to
spill his blood, if necessary, in defense of
the Confederate cause. At home be left a
young wife and one child, and from that
time till last Sunday they never even heard
from him.
Mr. Waldrnp passed through the strug
gle safely, and was paroled in St Louis in
18G5. So soon as he could earn money
enough he started to find his wife and
child i he visited his old home, and called
on his neighbors. But his search was un
successful. The only information he re
ceived was that his wife had taken the
child and gone to live with some re
latives in Calloway County.
Visiting Calloway County, he obtained
work on a farm, and settled down to pon
der over the whereabouts of his wife and
child, and to earn money enough to con
tinue the search.
In the meantime Mrs. Waldrnp had
heard that her husband was dead, and had
gone to live with some relation near Cedar
City, opposite Jefferson City, Missouri.
Here she became acquainted with a well-to-do
blacksmith, whose name we have
not learned, in due time they were mar
ried, and last week were living in their
comfortable home at Cedar City, and Mrs.
Waldrnp had blessed the blacksmith with
three fine children, the eldest five years
Last Saturday Mr. Waldrnp rode
leisurely into Cedar City, and, halting at
the blacksmith shop, requested that worthy
to shoe his horse. While conversing on
the heat of the weather, crops, etc., the
blacksmith learned Waldrup's story, and
having heard his wife tell about her lost
nnsnanu, surmisea me trutn, ana, in ms
blunt honesty, invited Mr. Waldrnp over
to the house with him. The recognition
was mutual, and the wife fainted in her
first husband's arms. After the first agita
tion, Mr. Waldrup went back to the black
smith shop, and the men talked the mat
ter over sensibly and coolly, and agreed to
allow the woman to decide as to which
man she would cling.
After pondering tbe matter over in her
own mind, the doubly-mated lady decided
to go with her first husband, on condition
that the second allow her to take the child
ren. By some process of reasoning, inex
plicable to us, he decided to give up his
wife and children, and Mr. and Mrs. Wald
rup decided to come to St Louis.
Yesterday the St Luke stopped at the
landing, and Mr. W. came on board and
engaged passage tor himselt ana tnree
children, and the blacksmith assisted his
wife on board, and then brought on the
children. Then came an afftcting scene,
that brought tears to the eyes of the cap
tain, clerks and passengers. The deserted
husband first took one child and then the
other in his arms and kissed them passion
ately, while the tears rolled down his
cheeks. Then he bade goodbye to us
wife, who seemed deeply affected, and
lastly to Mr. Waldrup. The two men
gazed into each other's faces, shook hands
long and earnestly, and then the black
smith, bv a strong effort of will, released
the hand of Mr. Waldrup, and walked
nuietlv ashore, never turning his face to
ward the boat, which soon passed out of
sight We can only imagine the loneli
ness in that poor man's heart and home as
he reached the room where he had so
often sat with his wife and children. St.
Louie Dispatch.
Lime a Renovator of Soils.
The constant use of special manure
tends to make the land what is called
" sick." Thus we hear of land being clover
sick ; of land that has been manured with
superphosphate, guano, or fish, as being
burnt, and no longer yielding to the appli
cation of more manure. Barnyard manure
is not yet in sufficient supply to have pro
duced the same effect or given rise to a
similar complaint, but even when this has
been applied in large quantities to the soil,
it will be found that something is needed
to remedy the lodging of crops for want
of stiffness in the stalk or straw. Lime
is a remedy in all these cases. When the
soil is filled with vegetable matter lime
rapidly decomposes it, and not only is it a
solvent for this, but for many mineral
matters that plants need for food. A lime
stone soil is as much improved by lime as
any other land, and needs it equally at
stated periods ; for limestone is not lime
in the sense in which agriculturists use the
word, and it cannot fill the office of lime
until it has been fitted therefor by the op
eration of the kiln. Hearth and Home.
Something on Lawns.
Occasionally I read advice that to re
cuperate and enrich the grass and soil of a
lawn, well-rotted animal manure should be
liberally spread over it and well raked. An
experience of manv years in making, seed
ing and renewing lawns, causes me, when
ever I read such advice, to wonder if the
adviser expects the Chinaman to work on
his lawn the coming season, steadily, and
at low wages, pulling out weeds and
coarse grasses. I care not how well rotted
the animal manure, I never yet saw it ap
plied without weeds following, and coarse
grasses. I never use animal manures in
the making of a lawn if I can possibly
avoid it, preferring the same amount of de
composed turf or fresh loam to add to
what may be a too inferior soil to carry
forward the fine grasses of a lawn.
In renewing a lawn, I much prefer to
scatter half an inch to an inch of fine rot
ted turf loam, then, after raking, sow
bone meal three-fifths, plaster one-fifth,
and salt one-fifth, adding to each acre of
old lawn two bushels ot Kentucky blue
grass and one bushel of creeping bent
grass. The cost of this is as nothing,
compared with the labor and annoyance
of hiving to weed continually after an ap
plication of barn-yard manure ; and the
beauty of a lawn so improved needs to be
seen only once in order to make the stu
pidest and most obstinate old fogy ac
knowledge its superiority. Cor. Rural
New Yorker.
Management of Horses.
Feed liberally, work steadily, and
clean thoroughly, is my motto in the
management of horses. My great trou
ble is to get the horse rubbed dry
and clean before leaving them for the
night Where horses are worked six days
in the weea, thorough grooming is abso
lutely essential to their health.. The more
highly they are fed the more important it
is to clean them. Most men use the curry
comb too much, and the whisk and brush
too little. I do not myself insist upon it,
but I believe it would pay always to take
the whole harness from the horses when
Sut in the stables at noon, and rub them
ry, washing the shoulders with cold wa
ter, afterwards thoroughly drying them
with a cloth. Every man and team on the
farm cost me at least $750 a year; and I
question if one farmer in a hundred duly
appreciates how much he loses from hav
ing poor horses, and in not keeping them
in vigorous health, and in condition to do
a maxium days work. American Agri
culturist. How to be happy on the cheap Go
withont your dinner and see how happy
you will be when supper-time comes.
The History of the Peach.
The peach is supposed to be a native ot
Persia, and its botanical name refers to
that origin. It Is known to have flourished
in both Persia and China at a very early
period, and was highlv valued in both
countries. It has often been found grow-
iuk Bpoumueousiy in Asiatic Turkey. It
is mentioned bv Plinv. and several other
classical writers, and many anecdotes are
related of the veneration and even super
stition with which it was regarded by the
Asiatics. There is no doubt but it was
one of the " Trees of the Garden " which
God planted in Eden, and which were to
nourish and cheer our first parents in their
pristine purity and happiness. It is not
mentioned in the Bible, but its congener,
the almond, is mentioned several times,
and as early as the days of Jacob. And
we find, when he was preparing his pres
ent for the Governor of Egypt he com
manded his sons to take myrrh, nuts,
and almond " as a gift, showing the esteem
in which it was then held. Again, in the
directions for making the golden candle
stick, among the ornaments, the myrtle
and almond are mentioned as of the chief.
H peach, like civilization itself,
traveled from this center westward into
Europe, and we find it mentioned in
Roman history in the reign of the Em
peror Claudius. It was highly valued by
the patricians of Rome, and was cultiv
ated by them as one ot their choicest lux
uries. It is still a standard tree in Italy.
It was introduced into England from
Italy, about the middle of the sixteenth
century, and has been cultivated there as
an exotic ever since. Her cool, moist
climate, however, prevents its general
cultivation, and it is only grown on walls
or under glass, and the fruit is seldom seen
except on the tables of the aristocracy.
Even in France, where the climate is
much milder, it is not always reared with
out protection, and the fruit has never
gone into general use. but is a delicacy
confined to the wealthy alone, the cultiva
tion being confined principally to gar
dens. In China it is extensively cultivated in
the gardens of the rich, end has attained
an extraordinary size. But .of their man
ner of propogation and culture but little
is yet known, owing to the exclusive poli
cy heretofore pursued by that ancient em
pire. Now, since its amelioration, among
the many other benefits hoped for, a more
accurate and complete knowledge of the
Seach is one. The Chinese are great gar--ners,
and much affect the curious in hor
ticultural as in other arts, and we may ex
pect to learn much that is interesting, if
not useluL We know already that they
produce peaches of very large size, and
two, at least, of rare shape the Chinese
Flat, and Crooked Peach. With this be
ginning, we will not be surprised at still
more curious developments. The curi
osity, ingenuity, and enterprise of our
countrymen will soon discover whatever
may be known.
It is to our credit that the United States
is the only country in the world that,
either in ancient or modern times, has pro
duced peaches in sufficient quantities to
allow them to become a common marketa
ble commodity ; so cheap, that the poor,
as well as the rich, may regale themselves
and their families with one of the most
wholesome and delicious of fruits at a
very small expense, and with every pros
pect that they will still be more abundant
and cheap. reach, vulture.
To Dry and Cook Corn.
To dry corn for winter use is not al
ways an easy matter when done in the or
dinary way ; but it is so good a dish when
properly cooked, and comes in such good
play during the winter and spring months,
when the good housewife is often puzzled
what to cook, that all should have a supply ;
and for those who have no better fixtures
for drying, I would recommend the hot
bed. Place the parboiled corn, cut from
the cobs, on boards, or sheets in the hot
bed, or other frame, and put on the sash,
raising them a couple of inches at each end.
the sun shining in will make it so hot that
the corn will dry perfectly in one day ;
and the heat will be so great that not a fly
will go- near it, and should a shower come
up it will be quite safe where it is, and
ready to take advantage of the first bit of
sunshine ; when properly dried it will last
for years. To cook it, my wife says, pnt
it in a tin or other vessel with a lid, pour
on enough hot water to cover well, set on
the stove where it will remain near ine nou
ing point but should not boil : leave on
three or four hours, then take half cup of
cream, into which stir a teaspoonful of
flour, and pour into the dish with corn, or
instead of the cream use milk, and add a
small piece of butter; season with a tea
spoonful of flour and a little salt, set on
the stove half an hour longer and it is
done. Exchange.
The Sore Head in Poultry.
A correspondent in an exchange gives
the following remedy tor the above dis
ease which he states has never failed him :
" In the absence of a better cognomen.
I have called the disease the ' swell head:
The first symptoms are a watery and
frothy collection of matter in the eye,
otten accompanied oy wans or sores on
the head. If not attended to, the forma
tion of a white tough matter begins inside
of the eyelid, and always .below the eye,
accompanied by considerable inflamma
tion. The swelling increases rapidly, fre
quently extending to tne inside or tne
throat which becomes ulcerated. The
fowl becomes blind in one or both eyes
as the disease sometimes attacks only one
eye at a time and death ensues. The
disease is highly contagious, and frequent
ly sweeps the poultry -yard if not arrested.
I have never failed to cure a case even
when the fowl's eyes were completely
shut from the swelling. The frothy mat
ter first collects in the front or outer
corner of the eye, then to some extent
impairing the vit-km, which will be per
ceived by the fowl striving often to wipe
it away on its. feathers.
"Poultry thus affected should at once
be placed in a coop by themselves. Make
a strong brine in an old cup, or some other
suitable vessel, and wash the head at least
twice a day, using a soft rag. Suffer the
brine to go into the eye, as it seems to ar
rest the formation of the hard, taugh mat
ter alluded to. It sometimes occurs t'jat
this formation has already taken place be
foie the disease is discovered. In such
cases I sharpen a piece of chip, and by
carefully inserting it between the eye and
the lid remove it entirely. If not removed
by an operation, though the eye become
cured, there will always be an unsightly
"If the head and gills have warts on
them, the scab should be removed by the
finger nail, or by a pocket knife, previous
to the washing. I do not remember ever
losing but one case under this treatment
though I have otten had to feed them by
hand for two or three days, on account of
blindness from swelling ; and this case was
so far gone when I took it in hand that
ulcers had formed in the windpipe. In
addition to the above treatment, the
nostrils must be kept free of matter by
pressing with a rag outward along the
Eating Green Corn.
Last autumn persons who wished to ob
serve "the proprieties," inquired of us
whether it was according to good usage to
gnaw the corn from the cob, or if it should
be cut into the plate. Generally, though
not always, matters of table etiquette are
founded in common sense. A bird can
only be properly enjoyed by picking it,
hence good usage sanctions the use of the
fingers in removing the flesh from the
bones of a bird, while one who should
take the bone of a beefsteak, or a mutton
chop, in his fingers, would be looked upon
as ill-bred. The only way to get the full
satisfaction out of green corn is to gnaw
it from the cob, and though the operation,
especially to a foreigner who knows not
corn, is not an elegant one to witness, it
is performed at the best-ordered tables.
So generally is it conceded that corn
should be eaten from the cob, that silver
smiths now make silver green-corn
handles ; these are thrust into the large end
of the cob, and allow it to be held with
out soiling the fingers. It is rather an
awkward matter to cut the corn from the
ear at table, especially if the knives are
not sharp. If it is to be eaten in this way,
it should be prepared before it is sent to
the table. The operation of eating from
the cob is much facilitated by drawing a
sharD knife lengthwise of each row. In
such a manner that the hull of each kernel
will be sDlit When this is done, the
digestible, nutritious contents of the ker
nels will slip out, and the often tongh hull
be left noon the cob. Those whose teeth
are sensitive or defective will find this a
great help. American Agriculturist.
Tin firm, in TCatifk. nT4iw annuillv
consume the skins of two thousand horses
in providing envelopes for the balls used
in the great national game.
Inherited Diseases. The number of
transmissible complaints is larger than is
generally supposed. Sot only scrofula and
consumption) but rheumatism, gout, liver
complaint, constipation, cerebral affections
and probably dyspepsia, are Inheritable
Fortunately, however, these terrible heir
looms may be got rid of. Cnt off the tniaU
with Dr. Walkeb's Yinsgab Bittsbs
This powerful Vegetable Alterative and
Invigorant, U also a blood depurent. It
removes that transmitted poison from the
circulation, and cures what are called con.
stitutional disorders.
"G. M. D."
wide open, hair on end, and fingers tightly
clinched, with, the idea that these mysterious
symbols are cabalistic signs, and represent
some secret organization of masked demons.
who carry terror and dismay with their mid
night prowlings, and disperse on the dawn of
morning. No ! They are only the initials of
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery, that
pleasant medicine, which has acquired a Na
tional reputation, and proven so efficacious
in Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis, Consumption
and kindred diseases. For these complaints
it has no equal. Sold by all druggists. 579
J. V. Farwell & Co. are daily receiving
large additions to their immense stock of dry
goods, woolens, dres9 goods, notions, hosiery,
gloves, etc.. and are prepared to do a larger
business tnan any dry goods Douse west or
New York. The quality and price of their
goods enit tne trade or tne ortnwc3t, ana
attract the best class of customers.
Officers and Soldiers who served in the
army, physicians, surgeons, and eminent men
and women everywhere, join in recommend
ing Johmon't Anodyne Liniment to be the
best internal and external family medicine
ever invented. That's onr experience.
All the vear round. SheridanU Cavalry Con
dition Powder should be given to horses that
are "kept up." To horses and cattle that
erare in summer, they should only be given
m w uiier aim cyuug.
Titk Torso Pilot. The August num
ber ol this excellent magazine is far in advance of
ta predeceseon. Besides a superb table of con
tent, it commences a new department nnder the
editorship of Stanley Waterloo, which la both
hnmorons and instructive. The pazzle depart
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magazine for young people bas secured the best of
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Wood's Household Magaztsb for
August continues to demon trate the wonderful
success which has attended this periodical during
the past four years. Its motto seems to be "How
Much for Bow Little;" for there la no other Maga
zine in the world, which give, so much for so lit
tle money. James Parton, Facebe Cary, Dr. Dio
Lewis, Rev. Thomas K. Beecher, Dr. W. W. Ball,
and Gail Hamilton are regular contributors.
Among it. occasional contributor, are Harriet
Beecher Stowe, Horace Greeley, Brick Fomerov,
Mary Clemmer Ames, Joel T. Ueadley and John
G. Saxe. The publishers, S. S. Wood A Co.,
Mewburgh, N. Y., will mail three months' num
bers of the magazine free to every person who
will furnish them with his address.
Biliousness and Indigestion.
These two complaints are more general at
season of the year than at almost any other. They
are closely akin ; for biliousness always involves
an Impaired digestion, and indigestion is neces
sarily an accompaniment of a disordered or torpid
liver. Bappy the man or woman who can boast
of a stomach that has never felt the horrors of dys
pepsia, and to whom that great secretive agent,
the liver, has never given pain or trouble. Not
one in a thousand can lay claim to entire immunity
from irregularity in these organs. Bow, then.
shall they be regulated? Not by powerful cathar
tics, alternated with ordinary stimulants, but by a
medical invigorant, like Hos tetter's Stomach Bit
ten, which combine In due proportion the tonic
and the alterative principle. Wherever there is a
chorea, a school-house, and a general store, this
famous medicine may be procured. No village
merchant finds It prudent to be without it, for it la
inquired for every day by every class. The work
in irman buys it because it increases his capacity for
toil, and is followed by no reaction. The effect of
the salubrious root., herbs, etc.. of which it is com
posed, diffused through his system by tbe pure
stimulant which forms the basis of the Bitters, is
must healthful and invigorating. The scholar,
the merchant, and, in fact, all men whose minds
or bodies, or both, are in constant exercise, will
derive benefit from its use. To persons of seden
tary habits it supplies, in some measure, that ac
tivity in tne circulation wnicn is ontainea oypuvsi
cal exertion, and is the best known remedy for con
stinatlon. Ask for Hostetter's Stomach Bitters, and do not
be coaxed into purchasing any of tbe imitations
and frauds sometime, onerea in its steaa.
Is It Menicnri? A friend of ours, who halls
from one of the npper dUSncto of South Carolina,
called at the Pick ortlce, and among other nt vel
tie, he mentioned " Wolfe'. Aromatic Schiedam
Schnapps,' and stated as a fact, that in his section
of the countrv. nearly all of the Dhysici.ns, in cer
tain case when they deemed ardent spirit, neces
sary to prolong or save life, invariably used these
" Schnapps," justly regarding it as the only spirits
tnal coulu De procurea pure .na nnaauiieraiea
lie also stated that this medicine or "Schnapps'
was becoming the only beverage sold on the great
stage or railroad routes. Besays those physicians
who have used and analyzed it, state that for dis
ease, such as gravel, gout, rheumatism, Ac, it i.
Pkrkt Davis' Pain Kill. a Is an excellent regu
lator or the stomach and bowels, and should
always be kept on hand, especially at this season
of the year, when so many suffer from bowel com
plaints. There is nothing so quick to relieve in
attacss oi UDoiera.
Sold at only 35 cent, a bottle, by merchants gen
Investment Securities.
Jat Cooke & Co. are now selling, and rec
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for all classes, the First Mortgage 7-30 Gold
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A Cure for Colic in Horses.
TVfwv rVom a Wtir frrrm T. A. Kced. published tn th
Gncinn,M ftxett. April JSrli, 1571.
V- lirvrr Ivt. Ann I 1 7. I'll 5?lTv? ft. TTTWlT m! W
In horstu: Oive two tabler1"- f Perry 1tw' Pain
Kilk-r in a pint of warm wert milk, or warm saeetea,
sweetened. This la anltiHent or a common attack. Iu
crease or dtminlMh acconlni to the seventy of the caw.
ann repeal tn twenrv 10 uuny minum u ur mm- m wx
.iim-Mi nmwiL hilt nut tn the Do&triL as OIi Farmer.'
of Cectarville, oi k), say. Thi. w the moat abauri mauuor
of ei ving a drench tltat I ever heard of.
Kverv nnse-KeepT bikmiki awp amu tnain7 "
on tbe "first attack of any rvtn. It will (pve aatiaiattory
relief, ami wire hours of BtiflirttiS.
Do ikk trifle wlih yotirselvr by testing antrled' rrm
rlics. Be aure yoa rait, ami get the eennine PAIN
KILI.EK.aa manv worthies. iKMimnw arc attempted! to
on !hjm-.tt nTMitatktn nf thi valuable mwiidne.
If Dirtcbuua accmuiKiuy eacii botUtt.
Price 25 ctst 50 eta and 1 per bottle.
J. N.HAHR1S& CO., Cincinnati, 0.
Proprietors far the Southern and Western Sutes.
Health, and Slrensth.
iliroat and Lung.
hZntBsuxl andprovd ta thoriMn.l. of eM, ca
Krformiag wonderful cutm. W.ll you tot prejo-
. m.- .r T.. .
al quaUfw of Tar, combined
1 r niniiHl value. It raruIT neratp
fiuaditrragta, cleanse, the Stomaeii, relax, th.
" w aid puw them to work, came. tb. food to
r" . ,r . 1 Kixs4 If von ftrw afflicted
d.ge.t, ana m. j.-. - - . " ite-tiMof
in any way, we i r-
In Crook'. Wine of Iw, are what you ned.
A'V. - 1 J -.'4. UmuiivnBdMW
It cures f 11 KWMikBwtj . j
v . . .. . . q.. ..1,;.;. k.mp,itwl nuiff
rul cures ox .rinn .m .
to till it aspecinefortheMCompliunt.. TMWtail
" T: " " .11 u... . r iinui All .nfTennv from
teunms-Sorany E'juarf tin Lugl should reroera
beTSlt Ir. Crook Wine of Tar ba. cured many
cue. pronounced incurable. , (. n
inewttliaa imi . ------ ."
n'M and iavUrai- the ijMem, and i. IMlO-giTUuf
It ifto cure. Unt aal Xllaw fcaplihrta, and by
it. healthy action on tne Stomach, remove. Syt
"L. fi- ... i,i Tk. onlv Dr. Crook'.
Vn. of Tar. Sold by Drugguua.
fa SenftlV Bcnfuleu Tama Osnfital
SIMM cf ta. or Scrotuia in any
form, riwi '. Cimaw Of tit Ltar, E-J-um
of lit ErejtioBi, Ksplea, Eaj, tit
ter, Soil Sua, Clcert, au cii Sera, or any
dieMe depending on a depraved con
dition of thi blood, take It. Croek'l Cm
msl Errs, if Fok Scet, It i. eombiued
with the beet tonic prepwation. of iron
kaown, and i. tn. neat aiierauvvana
' Blood Pun Her made. Qsiai, yoa? UCM.
Try 00. noiiie. ooiu j "feA1-
PreDarwi only hv
Railroad Gazette.
Transportation, Engineering and EaUroal Sews.
The awn""' orlMrroad Men w ca'-rd to thi. Journal
wMciis believed to be at thi. time
Treating u It does of all rjnmche. of the
Complicated businesa of Transportation, and etpeclall)
of the Operation of Railroads, Railroad Engineer
ing the Construction of Locomotives and Cars,
The cautnetonof this jonrnal jrm
Special Prominence to Railroad Hewi
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Ornnizauon of all Kew Compuuea, the Projection aaJ
ijofirlon of New Lima, the ProgreM or rtairman con
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Different Baads,Uie Combinations and Bosines. Arrange
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