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ONE OF THE QUEEREST CHAR ACTERS THAT EVER LIVED. Wandering for More Than Twenty Years Through Western Wilds, Planting Apple Seeds—Consider ate Toward Everything Alive. One of the quaintest, queerest, and most original characters that ever trod the trackless wastes of the Western wil derness was Jonathan Chapman, known as old Johnny Applesecd. Pioneer, phil osopher, philanthropist and poinologist is he, taking 110 thought of himself und , 1 living for others only. Ho would not, j A could he prevent it, suffer the slightest •harm to be done to the meanest of living 1 creatures. In tho groat Western soli- 1 tudes he led the life of the primitive - Christian, tuking a thought only of the < hour and letting a wise Providence look i out for the future. He thought hunting < morally wrong, and he would let amos- < quito sit on him and suck his blood un- , til the insect was satiated to bursting. This odd old man was the pioneer or- 1 chard planter of the West. For over twenty years ho wandered over the States ; of Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, and Missouri, < planting apple seeds, and selling and giving away the seedlings. Many of the j great apple orchards of the West owe < their origin to Johnny Appleseed. Old Johnny was born in Boston in 1775. 111 1801 he appeared in the Territory of ; Ohio with a load of apple seeds, which he planted in various places in and about Licking Creek. The first orchard orig- ; inated by old Johnny was on tho farm of Isaac Stoddon, in what is now Licking Acouury, Ohio. such a widespread ignorance of old Johnny Appleseed in the West," ob served a friend of the writer recently. "Even among horticulturists his name is scarcely known. There certainly was no character any more fully identified with the West than he in his day." Thus it is with all who have ever heard anything of tho quaint old man. The wonder is that his name is not a byword, and his history a part of tho common ■ school curriculum of tho day. One of the early histories of Ohio says that Johnny Appleseed was originally from Massa chusetts. Some years ago Harper's 1 Magazine published something of the man, but uothing like a detailed or com plete history has ever appeared. Tho early Western pioneers who knew him but slightly considered old Johnny a vagabond. From cursory observation it would appear that their views were pretty 1 p well founded. A moro uncouth individ ual it would have been difficult to find. His garments were a bundle of rugs. His shoes, when he wore any, could scarcely bo held on his feet by bits of twine, so dilapidated and worn wore they. liis pinched and grizzled features were covered by a growth of very shaggy beard. His hair was quite long and very much faded by constant exposure to wind and weather. But old Johnny's crown ing glory was an old tin mush pot that had a long handle. This battered old culinary utensil he wore for a hat. When he was tramping through the Western forests tho old man always cooked his meals in tho old mush pot. The cravings of hunger satisfied, he would give the pot a careful washing, put it on his head and tramp on. This was his practice for over two decades. The old pot was bright enough on its inside, but its ex terior was a sight to behold, so bluckencd and battered was it. £ With all his uncoutlmess of personal ity, however, old Johnny Appleseed had an intellect as keen as the most polished scholars of tho day. His ideas wero far in advance of his time. Those who have received personal impressions of the old man say that ho was a philosopher whoso purity of thought was as clear as a perennial spring and whose life was as simple as that of a child. The name, Johnny Appleseed, was given him by tho early settlers with whom he came in contact because he nearly alwnys carried a bag full of apple seeds with him. These seeds, by infinite toil ho giftherod from the cider presses among tho Dutch farmers in Pennsyl vania. Frequently the daughters and wives of tho farmers would assist him iu his task, but most of tho time he pursued his work alone. When a sufficient quan tity of tho seed had been gathered, old Johnny would load the fruit of his labor in a canoe and start on a voyage down the Ohio River into tho great wilderness of tho West. 111 Indiana and Illinois, wherever there was the faintest suspicion of a settlement, he wont and planted his apple seeds. Sometimes he would select an open pluco in the forest, his judgment telling lnin that some day the white man . would bo there. The discovery of fruit * bearing apple trees in the woods in these States has led inany to believe that the apples are indigenous to the soil. When Ind iaua and Illinois became well settled, old Johnny extended his wander ings west of the Mississippi River und planted his apple seeds on Missouri soil. In the wigwam of the Indian and the cabin of tho pioneer ho was known and always welcome. He must have made twenty such unnual trips as the one above described. When his seedlings becamo large enough ho gave them to tho settlers or sold them for food and clothes. Ho generally made a soriy bargain, tho garments he got being of tho very poorest variety. During the summer he almost always traveled bare footed. One enthusiastic historian says that the old man even traveled barefooted when tho snow was 011 the ground. One person calls him the "John in the Wil derness" of the Now World. One of the most peculiar characteris tics of old Johnny Appleseed was his religion. He led a simple, moral and harmless life. Ho was the follower of tho now church, a Swcdenborgian, and he never lost an opportunity to expound his doctrines. He carried with him al ways a little bundle of tracts. These he [* distributed among the early settlers on the border of civilization. When he would make his return trips ho would take these tracts up and leave new ones in their places. His advent in Ohio in the early days created a sensation. The simple-minded people of tho towns and villages know nothing but the old faith, and their belief was strong in supersti tion. The settlers could not understand his religious views. Some thought he was crazy, and therefore treated him with compassion) others thought he was possessed of tho devil, and would not al low him to enter their houses. At this time, however, a mombcr of the Baptist Church of Richmond County, Ohio, a school teacher, und the best read man in the county, invited the strange pilgrim to his homo. The Ohioan said afterward that ho found his guest to be one of the best posted and most brilliant-minded per sons that he bad ever had the pleasure of meeting. Those who know the old man say that ho was in constant fear of hurting some insect or animal. One night he built his camp fire in the woods and prepared to cook his evening meal. The mosquitoes were very thick about the fire, and some of them flew into it and were scorched. This so worried old Johnny that ho took old mush-pot hat, filled it with water and quenched the fire. "God forbid," suid he, "that I should build a fire for my comfort that should be the means of de stroying any of His creatures." At another time, it is said, he made a camp fire at the end of a hollow log. He intended to sleep in the log, but just as he was about to crawl into it he found his prospective bed occupied by some cub bears. Rather than disturb them, he removed his fire to the other end of the log and slept on the snow in the air. Once, however, the old man was forced to put aside his sentiment in regard to injuring animals and fight for his life. He was frequently lost in the wilderness. On one of these occasions ho came face to face with a black bear. The auimul was on mischief bent, and at sight of the old mush-pot bedecked pilgrim it rose on its hind legs and advanced toward him, evidently anticipating an easy victory and a good meal. In self-defence old Johnny picked up a long pole uud ad vanced to the fight valiantly. At every blow that bruin received, however, the polo broke. Finally it was but three or four feet long, and the old man was in despair. However, by the help of the Lord, he said, ho eventually slew the animal, had a good supper, and carried one quarter and the hide into the next settlement. Old Johnny had love for all men but landlords. He said that their charge of 124 cents a meal for victuals was extor tionate. Iu the early days one meal and a night's lodging could be had at the set tlement inns for 18J cents. The old man was never known to be sick. He would sleep on the floor, and if no better could be had, ho would be satisfied with the scraps that were usually thrown to the dogs. The old man was very fond of children, and he always carried presents for them. These were generally bits of bright calico and ribbon or Indian trinkets, but the chil dren of the early settlers prized the gifts highly. However hungry he would never partake of food until ho was as sured that there was enough for every child of the family. It is said that the strange old man to whom the West is indebted for most of its great apple orchards, died in Allen county, Indiana, near Fort Wayne. A person who knew him says that his death was a triumphant passing into glory. He lay on the grass with his face toward the setting sun. His countenance was wreuthed with smiles of rapture, and as the last beams of the great luminary died out of the west the vital spark left its abode of flesh and passed into the great unknown.—[Chicago Herald. Japanese Supplant the Chinese. A great many Japanese are and have been working in the hop fields in Sacre monto County. The Restriction act has had the effect of transforming the meek and lowly Chinumun from an humble and submissive servant to a proud and im perious dictator. A whim is enough to throw a gang of him into a strike, and to cross his purpose is to invite his ex pensive displeasure. The Chinese on these occasions have the best of it, because to permit them to abandon a fruit or hop crop in tho midst of a gathering is more costly than to yield to their demands. Chinese labor is scarcer than it used to be and the cun ning Mongolians art; taking advantage of their position. Tho hop growers have had experiences with 'the Chinese last year and the year before, and flow to Piutes, and this season to Japaneso for relief. Last Summer the Chinese discovered that hops had advanced in price, and the coolies were quick to take advantage of the opportunity to boost their wages. It is something of a condescension now a-days for Chinese to work at all. In this condition of affairs the Japanese are dropping into the places that used to be filled by the coolies. The Japs are a more docile and obed ient lot. They are exceedingly polite, and greet the "boss" of mornings with doffed hat and a bow. They are quick to learn, diligent, and not very exacting in the requirements for their personal com fort. In fact, very little satisfies them. Whero they work by tho day they are paid sl, but some of them contract in numbers at $27 a month. In all cases the Japs pay their own board. Unlike the Chinese the Japanese readily adapt themselves to the customs of the country. They wear civilized clothing and buy their food of American grocers and butchers. Thus far they have been generally confined in their work to trailing and trimming tho hop vines and similar work. The hop men appear to be well satis fied with the Japaneso experiment, and say that they are unable to procure white men to do the work that tho Mikado's subjects are glad to do. It is not un likely that the dollar-n-duy feature of the matter has something to do with the aver sion of the ordinary laborer to the hop field, besides the fact that whito men are rarely equipped with housekeeping uten sils as the inferior races are, and they will not herd together like tho latter.— [New York Journal. Tributaries ot the Missisaippi. Total navigation of itself is miles but small steamers can ascend seventy-six miles further. Its principal tributaries, with the miles open to navigation, are: Alleghany, 325 miles, Arkansas 884, Atchafalaya 218, Bartholomew 100, Black (La.) 61, Black (Ark.) 147, Big Black 35, Big Hatchie 75, Big Horn 50, Bocuf 55, Cane 54, Chippewa 90, Clinch 50, Cumberland 600, Cypress 44, D'Ar bonne 50, Green 200, Illinois 350, lowa 80, Issaquena 161, Kanawha 94, Ken tucky 105, Lafourche 168, Little White 48, Macon 60, Minnesota 295, Missouri 2387, Mononguhelu 110, Muskingum 94, Ohio 1021, Osage 302, Ouachita 384, Red 986, Rock 64, St. Francis 180, Sun flower 271, Tallahatchie 175, Toche 91, Tennessee 270, Tensas 112, Wabash 365, White 779, Wisconsin 166, Yazoo 228, Yellowstone 474. Total, 12,858 miles. There are ten lesser streams having an aggregate of about 300 navigable miles.—[Boston Cultivator. An Old Salt's Sagacity. There was a Maine boatswain who had sailed with one shipmaster for seventeen years. 111 that time tho captain had not lost a vessel and had inado money as fast as a man-before-the-mast can climb a ship's rigging. But in tho eighteenth year of his boatswain's devotion his captain, 011 a voyage from San Francisco to Liverpool, laden with wheat, lost his vessel. Four months later captain and boatswain landed in Bath, Mo. Now Smith, tho boatswain, had always boast ed that his captain could sail tho rotten est ship afloat and not lose her. When ho returned to Buth, therefore, ho was greeted with: "Well, Smith, you lost vour vessel, didn't you?" Smith, who was hdlf-seus over, drew himself up. "Lose her!" lie said; "why that ship sank fif teen days before we quit sailing her. We'd have suiled her right into Bath, but the wheat was soaked with water, and the captain says, he said: "To Davy Jones' locker with the underwriters. I am sailing this ship to make money."— New Orleans Times-Democrat. THE BEZOAR STONE. A Deposit in Monkey Anatomy Highly Prized by Indian Doctors. The "Bezoar stone" plays a great part in native doctoring throughout those countries where it is found. Tho true variety esteemed in these days is found, so fur as we know, in Borneo alone, where the collection and export of it is a valuable business with the jungle tribes, as will bo understood, when a single stone may fetch £2O to £25. Ordinary Bezoar is extracted from monkeys, but from which part of the body does not yet seem assured. Some of the natives allege that they find it only in tho stomach, others in the intestines. Mr. Hart Everett was told that it grows in the head, and also in tho hands, while many say that they expect it in any part of the body. This seems most probable under the circum stances, though somewhat opposed to our notions. The stones vary much in size, the largest commonly reaching tho dimen sions of a filbert, but vastly bigger specimens have been found. Tho sur face, though contorted, is smooth and shining, of a pale olive £recn color. The great supply comes Arom the upper waters of tho Butung Lupar, in the Knvnn country. This river is diverted at one point by limestone hills, in which presently it vanishes—so the natives say. Salt springs abound, and tho species of monkey which yield Bezoar— one of the Semnopithecus genus—gather in troops to drink. It is this water probably, impregnated with salt and lime, which causes the deposit, Hunters lie in wait around tho springs. By ex perience they can distinguish the i monkeys which suffer most from the disease—though they do not report that ! it obviously causes suffering. These they shoot with blow pipes and arrows, which are thorns of the sago palm, tipped with upas poison. Of late, however, this monkey product has fallen in tho estimation of Hindus tani doctors, who used to consume great quantities. They put more faith now in a variety obtained from a species of porcupine inhabiting tho same region, called Guligu Laudato—lunduto is the native term for Bezoar in general. This kind, though not perceptibly differing from the other, except in its greater size, is much more rare and proportionately more costly. As for the use of Bezoar in medicine, in the first place it is regarded us an an tidote to snake's venom. In the next it is employed for fevers, asthma and debility. Patients who can afford to take a costly medicine receive the stone itself in powder; others mast bo content with wuter in which it has been soaked. A Human Barometer. Tommy Johnson, a fourteen-year-old boy, who lives near Mascoutah, 111., is able, so it is told, to predict tho woather infallibly by looking at his hair. The hair is straight and black as that of an Indian ordinarilv, but at the approach of a storm tho hair begins to kink and curl two or three days before hand, and it romaius in that condition until ufter tho storm is over, when it again be comes perfectly straight. If tho storm is of any magnitude tho hair will curl up into little balls. The boy's hair is used as a barometer by the farmers of that section. If a neighboring farmer wants to haul hay to town, harvest wheat, or anything elso that makes him particularly interested in the weather, bo calls at tho Johnson home beforehand and looks at Tommy's hair. If tho hair is straight, tho famer makes his ar rangements to do the work, but if tho hair is curled, then tho work is post poned until after the approaching storm, l'ho people of the vicinity havo seen tho wuruing of rain storms verified so often that they have implicit faith in Tommy's hair as a barometer. For an ordinary rain the hair kinks only a trifle. 1 A few weeks ago it was discovered that Tommy's lmir was kinked in hard balls all over his head, und tho news spread all over the community in a very short time. The next day a violent storm struck that section, doing considerrble damage. After the storm was over tho people wore greatly relieved, until it was learned that Tommy's hair was curled up more than ever, and then an other storin was expected. Tho second storm was a cyclone. Houses wore blown down and several peoplo wero badly injured in the neighborhood. After tho cyclone Tommy's hair becamo per fectly straight aguiu, and the people rejoiced thereat.—[Picayune. Rough on Draughts. A common source of cold and discom fort in winter is tho draught from the bottom of u shrunken or badly fitting door. A simple device has been brought out by which these currents of air can be so diverted as to be made desirable in ! stead of objectionable. A slab of wood ! works on two pivot hooks projecting from the bottom of the door and fitted at one end with a curved piece of wood which comes uguinst tho jamb 011 closing tho door and presses a felt facing close to the floor. On opening tho door an india rubber spring draws the bottom of the slab toward the door, and so clears the carpet. The bottom edge of the slab, being lined with felt, is absolutely draught-tight. On the door being shut tho air which rushes in strikes ugainst the slab, is turned upward and goes to the top of the room. In this way tho draught under the door, which was before a con stant menace to the health of tho occu pants of the room, becomes a positive advantage in promoting tho thorough ventilation of the apartment. —[Chicago News. A Cheap Cement. A man who is in tho business says: "Over a dozen kinds of cement ure made which will unito the broken edges of glass und china, and one is about as good as another. The easiest and cheapest to i prepare is made by taking two ounces of j pulverized white gum shellack and half Jan ounce of gum mastic. Soak them to ! gether in a couple of ounces of sulphuric ; ether and add half a pint of alcohol. ! After the wholo is dissolved, thepropara | tio'n is ready for use. You heat tho j edges of the articlo to be mended, put on : tho cement with a brush, hold firmly till tho cement has set, lay tho articlo away 1 for a week, and it will break anywhere ; elso than in the mended place." UNCLE SAM S COINS. Something About the New Design* —Some Private Hints. "It is not likely," writes Rene Bache, "that another competition will ever be tried for the production of designs for United States coins," said Assistant Di rector of the Mint Preston. "The one just ended was too much of a failure. Doubtless it was the first contest of the sort ever opened by any government to the public ut large. The result is not very flattering to the boasted artistic de velopment of this country, iuasmuch us only two of the three hundred sugges tions submitted were good enough to re ceive honorublo mention. So the affair has been handed over to the engraving force of the Philadelphia Mint, which will produce the dies required according to such patterns as its own sense of the beautiful suggests." The designs for Uncle Sara's coins hitherto have been produced at the money-making establishment in Philadel phia, whero the dies for all the mints aro turned out. Anticipating a severe pop ular criticism, the Chief Engraver will do his utmost to render the live cameo pic tures called for as unexceptional as pos sible, esthetically speaking. There must be a substitute of some kind, represent ing Liberty, for the Quaker City school marm on the dollar, the reverse of which requires a better type of bird than the present buzzard. Also the unprepossess ing female, seated upon a cotton bale, is to be removed from the half-dollar, quarter and dime. Plaster casts of the patterns evolved will be submitted for approval to the Director of the Mint and the Secretary of the Treasury, and, as soon as they have been pronounced sat isfactory, dies will be made, and small change of new and lovely mould will thereafter jingle in the pockets of the people. No alteration is to bo made in the gold coins, because they are really exquisite now and could hardly be im proved upon. It is realized that the money of a nation is expressive of its art culture. Therefore, lest posterity imagine the present generation to have been barbarous, it is desirable that our silver pieces should be as handsome as may be. It was for fear lest posterity should I suppose us to have been heathens that the motto, "In God We Trust," was put on United States coins. The idea was originated by a Pennsylvania clergyman named Watkinson, who also suggested that, instead of a pagan goddess, the ob verso should bear an all-seeing eye, with a halo around it and a flag below. "This will relieve us from the ignominy of heathenism," he said, "in the view of future antiquarians." Secretary of the Treasury S. P. Chase took the proposition into serious consider ation, finally selecting "In God Wo Trust" as the best form for the legend, which appeared first in 18G4 on one-cent and two-cent pieces. The history of the issue of coins in this country by private individuals and companies would make a very interesting book. When gold was struck in North Carolina, a man named Bechtler started a mint of his own there, which was abol ished by law in 1849. Half-eagles, quar ter-eagles and one-dollar pieces issued by him were largely circulated in the South and West. Although of honest gold they were übout 24 per cent, under value on an average. About the samo time Templeton Keid coined gold in Georgia. He moved to California in 1849 and minted eagles and twenty-five dollar pieces on a considerable scale. Many companies and refineries in California and elsewhere made a business of striking gold coins during the samo period. Naturally there was a great temptation to make these coins un der weight and of inferior fineness. The Mormons in Utah issued eagles, half eagles and double-eagles, which bore on the obverse an eye, with the legend, "Holiness to the Lord." There was more holiness about them than purity. Quantities of 25-cent and 50-cent gold pieces were likewise manufactured at Ban Francisco, the former containing only about six cents' worth of the metal and the latter twelve cents' worth. Eight years ago a lot of these were taken over to Germany and circulated there, which elicited a formal diplomatic protest from that Government. The private minting business was finally put a stop to. Where a face is used on a pieco of money it is always in profile, because the cameo is more readily struck with the die in that manner, and, if a full or three-quarter face were represented, the nose of the gentleman or lady would get damaged in circulation and produce a ridiculous effect. Aluminum has been suggested as a material for coins, but there are objections to it. It has always a greasy feel, due to the presence of a slight but unavoidable film of oxide of aluminum over its surface. Besides, one-fifth part of the earth's crust consists of it, and if a process for extracting it readily should be discovered such cash might be reduced within a few days to about the same value, per weight, as brickbats. Traits of Turkeys. Turkeys are restless creatures, but free-spirited and cheerful in their way. The young ones run most of the time, bending their heads towards the ground, piping plaintively and monotonously with a rising inflection, and "nailing" flies with astonishing swiftness and pre cision. All their habits tell the story of their comparatively recent domestication. Although they may become very tame, as a lion's cub may, they have a great deal of the savage in them still. They hunt as long as they can see at night, and then are fain to roost in the trees rather than in the hen-house. The farmer al ways says that a turkey is the biggest fool that the Lord ever made, and declares that the goose is wisdom itself in com parison. The turkey is no doubt foolish, speaking in terms of civilization, but she understands the turkey business very well for all that. She has not yet so com pletely adapted herself to the ways of hnman beings as the hen and the goose have, and that is the whole story of her foolishness. Perhaps she has her own idea of the wisdom of these other highly domesticated fowls.—[BostonTranscript. The "China Tree." The "China tree," so extensively planted in the Southern States us a shade tree, is not a native of North America, but its homo is in tropical Asia. It is sometimes called "bead tree," on account of the use made of the seeds in Catholic countries, where the seeds are threaded for beads to assist in the devotions of de vout persons, and for which purpose they are peculiarly suited, having a natural perforation through the centre. There is, however, a tree of the same genus found in the West Indies and another in Japan.— [New York Sun. Eacanaba, Mich., has the b'ggest ore dock Headache Indigestion, Biliousness, Dyspepsia And all Stomach Troubles Are cured by Hood's Sarsaparilla. iIDHNSHBLINIfIS For Internal and External I'se. Stops Pain, Cramns, Inflammation In ho.lr or limb, like inairfc. Cure* Croup. Asthma, Colds. 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GIVE a man a dollar, and be will finally hate you because you do not give him another. IT is very hard for a man to recognize any genius in a man whose years are less than his own. THERE is ono consolation ia being wicked: oppressively good people won't associate with you. A MAN might build a boat to tide him over his troubles, while waiting for his ship to come in. SOME men who totally abstain from the use of evil things, make hogs of themselves in good things. IF a woman has a good husband, she should not fail to take good care of him. Good husbands are so rare. No MAN knows when be is acting the fool, but he usually has a funny feeling in him that tells him of it afterward. IT is strange how much faster time flies when you hear a man abusing an enemy than when you hear hiin praising a friend. MANY young people become dis heartened on discovering traits in humanity that the world has always accepted. You will very often tind it the case that the man who is good in big things, makes up for it by being very mean in little ones. DURING the earlier part of an affair of the heart, tho man makes most of the love; after that, the woman does a good deal of it. A GIRL should not marry a mau she does not know very well, and the chances are that she will not marry a man that she does. WHY do men never tell of troubles or misfortunes without exaggerating them? Are not troubles and mis fortunes large enough? No MORE truly does history repeat it self than does human experience. A life is but a repitition of some other life that has gone before. THF.RE is one time when every boy doubts that his mother is telliug the truth, and that is when she says it hurts her worse to punish him than it does him. THERE is no enjoyment in imposing on others. You may think it a great pleasure for awhile to receive favors from others, but the time will come when you will change your mind. 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