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Ihe chief trouble with the Americaus is that they want too high a rate of iu icrest ou their money. An Italian scientist who has written a book on "Female Crime in Naples" wherein ho shows that there are more women criminals in Naples than in other cities of Italy, observed that there was little drunkenness among them, aud that their eriuiiunl bent was due mostly to lack of education. The Denver News soys: Colorado has established4l record lor the largest relative plurality even given to a I'residential candidate and for the largest pluralities ever given to Cum grcsruien. The Htntc gives about six votes to Bryan nud Hewnll for each vote given to McKiulcy and Hobart. Arkansas justice bas tot a hot pace, exclaims tho St. Louis Star. Will Howard stole a yoke of oxen at 2 o'clock a. ro. lie was arrested by the police, turned over to a Justice of the I'eaee, held to the Gruud Jury, indict cd, tried in the Circuit Court, con victed, aud by 11.20 o'clock a. m. was wearing stripes behind the bars of the State penitentiary. Bats havo for years been a post in Paris, but never more so than now. They teem everywhere, and are said to issue iu thousands from the drains, while it outlying district* they scour the streets in hordes, affording fine sport to the policemen, who spit theiu on sword bayonet-. The recent demo litioii of old hou-e-i and stables is sup posed to ' the cause of tho sudden increase iu the visible supply ol the rodents. Tree owners have some rights in the trees, even agaiuht corporations which string wires, announces tho New York Boat. It might bo supposed that all interested people Uucw this fact, were it not that the employes of telegraph, telephone and trolley companies so of ten hack aud nr.it ill to treoi without so much as asking per mission, and without incurring any penalty tlierc fcr. One tree owner in Pennsylvania refused to suffer in silence, and suc ceeded iu having inflicted upon a guug of depredators a lino of $.30 each. That was no compensation for tho damage done, and even to inflict that penalty cost much effort aud the fol lowing of the case from a lower court to the Superior Court, where the ap peal of the true liewers that tho de struction of tho frees was necessary to operation of tho telegraph lino was overruled, fn discussing the al leged need of more legislation on this subject the Philadelphia Press makes the interesting suggestion that indi vidual proprietorship iu trees exteu 1 to the trees upon abutting streets. The idea is a good one, as the trees thus situated are most liable to abuse from the stringers of wires. — The Atlanta Journal says: "It was predicted that illicit distilling would decrease as the niuuutaiuous rogious iu which it is most prevalent became more thickly settled aud were opened up by railroads. Tho last report of the Commissioner of Internal Bevenuo •hows that this prediction has not been verified. On the contrary illicit distilling has increased steadily during tho last twelve years. Tho Govern ment s methods of detection have been unproved aud tho difficulty of finding % safe hiding place for an illicit distil cry lias increased, but the determina tion of the moonshiner to pursue b's lark trade grows stronger as the toils gather about him. During tho last fiscal year 11)03 illicit distilleries wero seized an 1 destroyed by the Govern ment. This was the greatest number ver found in one year and more than twice as many as wore discovered iu ISWB or any year before that. Though (he revenue officers did more work iu arresting moonshiners and breakiug up their business during tho last fiscal year than ever before in twelve mouths, not ono of them were killed aud only three wounded, a record which has only been equalled ouoe in twelve years. Wo regret to say that Georgia leads the list of States in tlie moonshine liquor business. Of the 1005 illicit distilleries captured last year, 357 wore found iu Georgia and the Ninth Congressional District alone furnished I*3o. North Caroliua, where illicit distilling was formerly more common than in this State, is now surpassed by Georgia, and shows up in the Commissioner's report with only 13" illicit distilleries captured during the year. Only eighty are re ported for Kentucky. The hard times havo hinl some effect in increasing illicit distilling but, with tho cer tainty of capture and punishment be fore he has been able to get tnuch re lief by this method, it is passiug strange that the moonshiner goes ahead with increasing persistency." TEMPTATION, Bin is a gaudy insect on the j A bright dreaux hell to thrfll a pens© And in the bloom wo do not foci the sting j Itevealed at lost in bitter, withered Iruit. j 'lis nobler (o withstand the sudden blast, ( Then let it blow thee wheresoe'er it will; Aud strength is added unto what thou hast In toiling up, not sliding down, the hill. —lt. N. Saunders,in the Nation's Magaziuo. DARKIE'S CRIME, "S f WOMAN" is iu the I[\\ mrgery, sir, aud // \ \ 8a )' 8 K he must see 1 \ \ you at once." I £—— \ I looked up from j §... '\ \ 111 y pper at tho Jh V speaker —Mary, &*housemaid j a w ery sigh. The life of a doc tor uo *' UKe n PQfeSMfttt&n l Dine -\\ urn, an d perhaps vulgar, nuhor sin, "all I V beer and skitles," ' *'• IN and certainly mine on that day had not been. Sickness was very preva lent iu Colbourue, aud the ills of 4000 inhabitants were in the hands of two doctors. Besides, there had been an outbreak of small-pox amoug the navvies engaged iu cuttiug a new rail way to join the Colbourue terminus, nud of late wo had had our bauds fill!. "Did the person send iu her name?" I ouquired. "No, sir ; she said I w as to look sharp aud ask you to come at ouce —sho re peated 'at once,' sir; and, oh, there win an awful look iu her eyes." I rose and went to the surgery, aud there found a young woman. Sho did uot reply to my greeting, but at once plunged into the object of her mission. Her husband, Bill Cro slarnl, had met with an accident on a cutting of the new railway, nud had been brought home ou a stretcher iu a "bad way." "1 will be with your husband in a few mimutes," I replied, seeing that tho nature of the case demanded my iustaut attention. The woman left me, and procuring whit 1 thought neccessarv, I hurried to the squalid } aid iu which Bill Cross laud lived. Colbournc, like mauy other small towns, had slums almost as bad as some of those which we are told exist in the East End of Lou don, whero fevers nud other pesti lences thrive like weeds in nil ill kept garden. The homes iu this yard were rickety, and some of theui filthy and abominable. I found the injured man lyiug ou a jofa, which had been improvised into a bed. An old woman was attending to his wants, and by the fireplace an elderly mnu—a navvy, stood. As I approached the bed, he left the bouse. My patient was a strong, lusty-looking rollow, with an almost black complex ion, crisp black hair and mustache. 1 speedily examined his injuries, and found them of a serious nature. His ribs had beeu severely crushed, aud a portion of one had penetrated a lung. But he bore up with wonderful cour age, aud scarcely emitted a groan when I haudled him. Haviug done everything possible for bis com'ort. 1 prepared to leave the house, at t-hr same time beckoniug to his wife to follow me, with the idea* of wnruiug her of the danger her husband was iu. The injured man noticed tho motion, and called me. "Doctor," he said faintly, "there's one thing I want to know.' Now tell me—am I done for ?" The question was so pointedly put that it quiet upset my equilibrium, I began to hesitate in my evasive an swer to him, but ho quickly stopped me. '"Look here, doctor," he said, in a most determiujd tone, "I'm a-going to hear the truth from you afore you go. I'll have it out o' yon, or I'll limb it out, I will!" and his black eyes gleamed like burning coals. Again I remonstrated win him, but he would not heed me, and at last his wife interfered. "Yon can tell Bill anytntu', sir," she said. "Let him know if he's got to pass iu his checks, aud maybe he'll prepare lor it. It's noue too good a life he's lived," and she jerked her thumb over her shoulder at the recum bent ligure. "Well, then," I replied, * i may as we'.l be trauk. The fact is, 1 enter lain very little hope of your husband's recovery." "Ye hear that, Bill? Pootor says yer to pass iu ver checks, so just yer git reddy and do it! ' I was amazed at her cold blooded tone. "I know'd it, lass! I know'd ft!" Bill replied. "Doctor!"! turned to the bed. ®\Sit down. Martha, bring the doctor a chair," and tho old wo man placed ono close to the bed for inc. When I bad seated myself—for 1 thought it best to humor him —he looked round the room and saiu: "Now, Fm a-goin' to make a con fession. Don't any of yer git iuter rnptin*, 'cause I can't speak so well.' He paused, and then went on • "Breath seems terrible short!" Then, turning his head to me, ho re marked: "Yer remember that ? cre accident to Jem Barker nigh ou a twelvemonth sin' ?" I nodded, tor I recollected it per fectly. One of the drivers in tho tuu ucl just outside tho town had slipped and fallen on a rail in tho dark. A load of earth had passed over his bodv, breakiug his back, aud death had re sulted almost instantly. He was found shortly afterward, and the (joronei's jury returued u verdict of "accidental death." "Well," the injured man pursued, 'that 'ere accideut wor no aecident! it wor suiamil else. I had better tell ye that Jem Barker and 1 wor mates; he wor called 'Quzzler,' 'cause he j could swnller so raunh drink—like soap eads down a sough, as the say in' is. I wor called 'Darkle,' 'cause—well, jo can see why if ye look at my pbysog. 1 could do a fairish (lrop'o liquor at times, but the wust of it wor that vro both wor fond o* the same gell, that's Liz o'er yonder aud he nodded in the direction of his wife, who was seated on a box which stood beneath a window. Her eyes were fixed on the speaker. "Liz!" lie suddenly exclaimed ami with somewhat more energy than he had displayed in his narrative, for his breath had failed him several times, "Liz, Liz! don't look at mo like that! I cauua bear it! Icaunal"und ho broke off into a lon l groan. His wife dropped her eyes, but still sat like a siatue, with her hands clasped in her lap. Tho injured man | struggled for broath, aud then went ' on: "I know'd Liz wor fond o' Jem, 'cause he wor fair aud handsome, but I loved her the be.stest. Ay, though we be navvies, doctor, we can love only some people thinks as how we just pair off like ! But they're wrong. Well, to be gettin'on wi' my story. Liz 'ere had no eves for 1110 when Jem wor about, nud I got jealous. All the old friendship 'tween me and Jem wor gone on my side, aud 1 beguti to bate 'im. The crisis came one night when I meets Liz a-comin' from the tunnel, which wor then bein' bored. J wor on day duty, aud Jem wor workin' at nights, 'cause tbeu we worked day and night iu shifts. She had tu'en him down lome supper, aud I could see how things wor goiu'. So lup aud tells her of me love, aud axes her to marry mo. Liz treated mo bet ter 'an I tbowt she would hove; sho just says, 'Bill, 1 don't vb'slike ye, but f like Jem better, aud I've promised 'iiu.' I wor furious— Ihce'st remember it, I dessay, Liz but she jurat turns ou 'ei lieol aud walks off, sayiu' us when the drink wor in the wit wor out! 1 had had drink, thee kuow'st. I went down to the tu.inel aud meets Jem a com in' out wi' a truck o' muck —we call earth muck, thee kuow'st. I clidna let him see that I wor angry, so I just jokes wi' him like. As 1 wor goiu' through the tun nel a thowt struck me ; if I wor just to come up behind Jem, aud gi'o 'iiu a push iu front of tho truck, it would perhaps lame 'ira, aud then perhaps Liz would na 1)9 bothered wi' alamo chap. I left tho tunnel and went orae, but I didna sleep that 'ere night. Next day 1 took Jem's place driving, and 'twere then I worked out my plaus. Thee kuow'st there be timbers, called side trees, on jack side to sup port the r o' the tunnel 'til the brickies take the work in hand, and J thowt as how, if I wor to hide in one of them just in the darkest place, aud when Jem comes ou just put out my 'and ami gie him a push, it would do all I wanted. 1 shauua forget that 'ere day! Tho idea growed on me, aud when 1 loft work, I made up my miud to do it. Ho I walks down about t) o'clock the same night, and just as 1 reached the open cutting, IheerdJem wish Liz good night. I wor fair mad wi' jealousy. J. had murder iu my 'art. Kcepin' out o' sight o' Liz, [ creeps down just in time to see Jem take the horses back into tho tunnel to bring a load o' muck up. I creeps down in tho darkest part, and past the shed where BobDaltou wor pump in' air into the tunnel, wi'out .beiii' seeu. 1 know'd every inch o' the place, and I 'ad made up my mindwheer to hide. I soon 'ound it, 'cause I 'ad put a big stone theer. Besides, I 'ad picked out a spot which wor always wet, 'cause of a spring wliioli wo had tapped above, which wor always ruu nin'. Then it strikes me as how, if i wor to put the stone in Jem's path, he might stumble o'er it; so 1 puis it theer. J 'adua long to wait afore em comes down the tuunel, which wor a bit on the incline. ! "My 'art begins to thump until I | wor afraid Jem might 'ear it, but just I then he comes up to wheer I had put tho stone. He stumbled o'er it, and ! the horse sweived a little, but he neurly recovered hisself, and so I puts pout my hand aud geat'.y pushes 'im. Ho falls down on the line, and the truck goes o'er 'im, 'cause 1 heerd 'im groan. I slipped behind tho truck, and out again into tho cutting wi'out beiu' seed, and bunked off back to the ! town. 1 wor scared ! Next raorniu' I : heerd as how Jem 'ad met wi' a acci • dent, and that he had stumbled o'er a stone, supposed to have tumbled from I a truck aforo his, aud the truck 'ad broke his baek. I wor a bit sorry at | fust, nud then I begins to be afraid they might trace it to mo. But I said uowt to nobody, and tho iuquest said ; as how 'twere a accident, ancl I didua | trouble myself. Then Liz and I wor ; spliced, aud though wo liavena pulled ; together both tho same wav, yet I would 'a done anythin' for her I Thee know'st it, dostnn, Liz?" j The woman looked up. Her face was pule in tho extreme; her black | eyes blazed, and her fingers twitched, j She rose and approache 1 the bedside. "Murderer .'"she hissed between her 1 clenched teeth. "Liz! Liz!" the man's voico broke in imploring sob'. "Forgivo me! Forgive me ! Doctor," and he turned with a piteous look to me, "ax her to forgive me." The woman was standing with her hands clenched, and her eves gloam ing—a statue of Fury. 1 then no ticed, for the first time, thntshowasa remarkably handsome woman, though rather coarso. I went round the bed to her. "Airs. Crossland," I said quietly, "your husband may not live through out the night. l)o not let liiin go from this world to the next, whatever it may have in store for him, without your forgiveness. Don't you remem ber the old prayer, 'Father, forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us'?" The fury gradually died out of the woman's face, her hands unclenched | and tears welled into her eye*. Her | bosom heaved as if suppressed 6oba were almost bursting it; then, as though the effort were too much, she 1 dropped on her knees beside tho bed I and sobbed aloud. j Crossland was fast sinking; his breath came in difficult gasps, ami his dark visago grow almost ashy pale. "Liz! Liz!" ho murmured faintly, "da you forgivo me?" Still the woman sobbed on. Her grief was poiguant—was it for the sin fulness of her husband or for tho mem ory of her past love? I asked myself. At last the paroxysm of tears spent it self and tho woman became calmer, though she still knelt with her l'aee hidden in her hands. I bent over her and whispered : ".Mrs. Croseland, ono word to make him happy. He's dying! ltomember tho prayer, 'Forgivo us our tres passes—' " She raised her head. There was a new light shining on the tear-stained face. "Yes," she returned, "we should forgive. Year ago, when I went to a Sunday-school, 1 was told that! But 'tis hard, sir—so hard—'cause I loved Jem so, nud 'im I didua eare—" "Hush I" X raised a warning finger. "His lifo is ebbing away. Come, Mrs, Crosslmul." "Liz!" The name cnmo very faintly. Cross ! land's baud strayed over the coverlet, i and I took hers and placed it within his. She rose, and hooding over the murderer pressed a long kiss upon his , forehead. Ho opened his eyes and | met hers, and there he read his for | giveness. A smile of peace and con | tentraent illuminated his features; he slowly closed his eyes and sighed, and on that sigh the stained soul of Darkie | Orosslaud floated over tho border to I that laud from which no traveler re turns. —Household Words. A Washington Story. It is one of the stock Washington stories, but it is many moons siuce it has been in print. It is "vouched for" as a perfectly true episode in flic career of Mr. Stratford Canniug, Min ister to our country in the '2os. He was the famous Prime Minister Can ning's cou>in, and afterwards won the title of Viscount Stratford de Ited clylfe. On a raging, pouring Jauuary night the British Minister was about stepping into his carriage for a state dinner at the White House when tho nxletreo snapped like a match. There was no tinio to lose, and away trotted the coachman with the horses to tho nearest livery stable with orders to return at once with any kind of a ve hicle. Tho stableman had sent out everything lie had on wheels—car riages beiug in demand that night— except his hearse. it did not take long for tho coachman to make up his mind, so tho horses were clapped to tho hearse, and in five minutes it dashed up to tho Minister's door. There he stood, watch iu hand, wait ing in agony for the vehicle, Hud when tho hearso rattled up, iu he stepped, with a sigh of relief, and lying down Hat on his back was bowled along at a slashing gait to tho White House. When the hearse rolled up to the door, naturally it made a sensation, which was increased when a live man crawled out of it. The climax came when the dinner was over, when tho departing guests were assembled iu the White House lobby. The car riages were called iu n stentorian voice. "The Secretary of State's car riage ! The Secretary of War's car riage ! The Attorney General's car riage ! Tho British Minister's hearse !" And up rumbled the hearse, and in | climbed the Minister, and off fared i the equipage, tho Minister lying on his back with British calmness. —-11- ! lustrated American. | Horrible Exhibition of Turkish Brutality j From "A Bystander's Notes of a | Massacre," by Yvan Troshiue, in Scrib -1 ner's, we quote as follows: "Oue horribie occurrence took place while I was crossing tho bridge about half past twelve ou Thursday. !An old gentleman, an Armenian, stood at the ticket office of the steam boat company, buying his ticket to go to tho upper Bosphorus. A police mau came up and rather roughly searched his person. The old gentle man naturally remonstrated with some warmth. The policeman instantly knocked hiui down. The poor old man picked himself up, and the po liceman knocked him down again. Upon this a Turkish army officer carao out of a shop, and rebuked the policemau for his brutality to au old man. To justify himself the pplioo man declared tbat the old man had cartridges iu his pocket. Then some one yelled ,"Kill the Giaour 1" In a moment a crowd of ruffians sprang forward from, no one knows what lurkiug places and iu less time than it takes to tell it they had beaten out the old man's brains on the planks in frout of the steamer wharf. Two small Armenian boys stood by, j paralyzed with terror at this sudden exhibition of passions of which they hail no idea. One of tho bludgeon men noticed them and shouted out, Thesq also are Armenians!' In a mo meut mora tho crying, pleading boya had been beaten to death before the eyes of the officers aud of tho horror stricken passengers who were waiting for the steamer. But neither officers, nor police, nor passeugers, had aught to say to the murderers." A Babbit Test. The rabbit, introducod into Aus tralia, has now overrun that continent to 6uoh an extent as to demand special legislation for its suppression. Some 20(10 men are employed in New South Wales alone in the destruction of this rodent. Since 1870 Victoria has voted considerably over $500,000 for the de struction of the rabbit. A revival is noted in the phosphate j industry at Fort Ogden, Fla. a%>: A LITTLE GRAIN FOR YEARLINGS. The first winter of any young ani mal, oilher eolt or calf, it has a hard time. In most cases it shows the fact plainly by rough, staring coat, indi cating disordered digestion. A little grain with the coarse fodder, if ouly a quart of oats daily, or its equivalent in meal or bran, will givo muoh more guiu than its cost. A quart of oats a day is less thau a bushel per mouth, or only four or five bushels until the animal can bo put on pasture again.— Boston Cultivator. STOCK WITH GOOD LUNGS, In selecting breeding stock of any kind, a deep chest and broad nostrils are prime requisites for animals that are sure to givo satisfaction. These are the indications of naturally pood breathing apparatus. If this has not been impaired by disease or mis use the animal, other things being equal, is reasonably certain to be profitable. Horsemen understand this. Any injury to tho iuugs of a horse do tracts so much from its value tliut, if the uuimul would otherwise be valua ble, it becomes almost worthless. Of course, tho luugß of a horse are espec ially tried in hard driving. But with out good lungs thero can be no good digestion, nor can life be vigorous in any of its functions. Wo do not raco cows, but il Ihecow have a small, tliiu chest, showiug woanncss of luogs, she will bo a delicate feeder and can neither fafteuuor excel iu the produc tion of milk or butter. It is the same with all other domestic animals. The nostrils and chest, indicating character of tho breathing apparatus, are always the most important points to be con sidered.—American Cultivator. CALCULATE FOR THE PROFIT?. As this paragraph is being written, load aTter load of wheat "seconds" aro being drawn past by tho dairymen for winter feeding at $lO a ton. With corn the cheapost iu years—and that means all other grain as well—one would think that theso menwouldbuy the corn, but the fact is this: These men have corn by the 100 bushels aud oats galore, and yet they find by ex perience that they can sell oats aud corn, even at present pricos, aud buy fine bran at $lO, and get the differ ence iu weight as a gift for the draw ing, and not only is more milk pro duced, but tho mnnurial supply is augmented and a gain is made in two. or threo ways. The writer sold his oats at twenty-five cents—last year's carried over for Hie rise—and ex changed theiu for bran seconds at $lO per too, making 1200 pounds of sec onds clear on each ton of oats, and as the seconds will make as much milk, pound for pound, as the oats, tho ra tiou has been consequently cheapened as well as increased by something over one half. Then cornmndo manure is not so valuable as that from wheateu shorts, and the animal is better nourished as a result of the feeding more nitrogen ous matter. Here is agreat field for ex periment and prnctice, and ouo in which much can bo dono to cheapen the cost of producing a thing. Four cents saved a day in the feeding of a cow is tbo same as tho rise of like j amount in the price of butter, nud if tbo stars of fortune should again shine and we see twenty-five cent butter, the innu who has cheapened the ration four cents a day to the cow and gets the rise ou butter as well, will EOOU be a mi'llionaire, and his daughters wed foreign couuts, i. e., fellows to help him count hiscash.—Practical Farmer. FEEDING POULTRY. On wiuter mornings, to ono linn dred heus give four dozen ears of corn which have been heated in the kitchen oven for ton minutes or more, if somewhat oharred the better. The necessity to work for their breakfast, gives tkern tbo desired impetus to exercise, while tbo hot, dry corn, gradually worked off, furnishes warmth without heaviuess. Never feed shelled corn to laying hens—it is too fatteuing. But on the ear they will not (rouble to pick off' more than is actually required to satisfy lmuger. At noon scatter four quarts of wheat through the straw. Keep poultry working nud scratching busily qnd hungrily all day. At uight give nil they will oat.whioh ill winter should be n hot misb. For this keep a large kettle in which put tho parings, refuse leaves and scrap ings, with the water in which vegeta bles are boiled. Season moderately with salt, liberally with pepper, red being best. Boil for au hour in the morning, theu thicken with bran or oats, but when oats aro used they should be boiled with the whole mess. Boiled oats are excellent egg food. Dry nud uncooked their sharp prickly points nro more or less dangerous to the crops of fowls but boiling obviates this, besides mailing the oats moro digestible. In summer, instead of the hot masb, give oats which have boeu soaked first for au hour or more by lmviug boiliug water poured over them ill a pail; also give tliern the refuse matter cold, iu their troughs. Theorists say not to feed corn for eggs, lint in coid climates corn is an absolute necessity. A diet of wheat and oats never brought eggs for mo. It is too light—neither rich nor heat ing enough for cold weather. As warm weather approaches, lessen the quan tity of oorn, substituting wheat or oats. Six pounds of out green bone, in place of tbe noon grain, should bo fed twice a week in winter. It tends greatly to keep poultry in fine condi tion. A pan of coarsely ground oyster shells must also be supplied—unless you would awake some fine morning to liud your fowls oating thoir own eggs, nave sharp gravel handy for necessary grit.—American Agricul turist. THE IMPROVED NAVY BEAN. This truly successful bean is a cross between the California Navy and the Washington. It is a little larger in size than the Navy and in appearance like the white pea beau of the Middle Sta'es, white and glassy ; cooks sooner than the Navy ; has a good flavor and is in many ways superior to the or iginal. The beau as a plant grows very vigorous, aud yields large crops on sandy loam, as large as two tons per acre. On common wheat lands twenty bushels per acre is an average crop. This bean will mature in ninety days from time of planting in this high latitude (forty-six and one-half degrees north), where corn is a failure four limes out of live. If planting is douo the first week in June the beau will bo in the sacir the first week in September in spite of cool nights. The greatest advantage of tlio bean is that it will ripen evenly. When it commences to ripen it gets all ripe, causing no delay and loss iu harvesting. I fouud the best way to cultivate in rows two aud one half feet apart aud plant within the rows at a distance of one foot to eighteen inches, aud from three to five beans in a hill. This sys tem makes cultivation and cleaning of weeds very easy. If pulling is done by hand, the fact of having them planted in bunches expedites work. I use a Michigan bean harvester, suc cessfully pulling, with two horses aud one man, fully ten acres per day, with little or no shelling. A man follows up with a pitchfork and places the beaus in little shocks to cure np for a few days, when they are hauled to a thresh ing floor aud four horses are used to stamp them out. It only took two men for ten days, and the horses, to pull, shock, haul, thresh and saclPthreo hun dred bushels of beans, raised on fifteen uorus, By this process they are kept clean and bright, not cracked, but glossy, an I a common grain funuiug mill will clean t lieiu as thoroughly as a hand-picked beau. I sack them in luialap sacks weighing betweeu one huudred aud forty to ono hufidred and fifty pouuds each, aud they are ready for the market. If uny beau raiser desires to try theso beans, ho will 11 nd them to bo preferable and more satis r aotory than any other. They outsell the others. I have introduced them ton few growers here (after propogating them) and they have given the best of satisfac tion. This bean should be a success in cool Northern climates like Michi gan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas, and I presume also in the commercial benn-growiug sect'o-is of New York nud New lSuglaud. POtTLTHY WtIKN'3. When fowls arc lightly fed, made to lake exercise an I their quarters kept clean aud free from I ce, there is scarcely any trouble with disoase. When the beginner in the poultry business makes this his motto he has made a good step towards success. When the combs nud wattles of tho fowls arc of a bright red color it indi cates a good healthy condition. When the bees are busy scratching, living nod sinking aud the cocks almost continually crowing, you may feel sure your fowls are not unhealthy. When you enter the hen house after the lowls h*vo gone to roost and hear no enittiug or wheezing, roup has not a hold on the flock. When the droppings are rather hard and partly white it proves that they nre not bothered with indigestion. When you go into the poultry house at night and feel draughts blowing through make sure roup and colds are near at hand. When the fowls stand ou one leg with their heads drawn ill or tucked under their wing, you can depend upon it that somethiug is going wrong aud should be righted at once. When the cdge9 of the comb nud wattles are ot a purplish red and the movements sluggish, somethiug has gone wrong. When they lie around indifferent to their surroundings, then they are too fat, and death from apoplexy, indiges tion and liver complaiut will be sure to result unless the trouble is quickly prevented. When fowls are restless and keep constantly picking among their feath ers, look for lice at once. When the little chicks keep crying and stauding around refusing to eat, lice are troubling or they have been chilled. When chicks get bowel diseaso it is usually caused by being chilled. When you get too lazy to care for your fowis sell out to your wife and quit the business. When you think that hens will lay well ou a diet of corn and water you'll change your mind soonor or later. When you seo tho value of green bono and cut clover you will be 6uro to use them as a food. Prince Dimitri Khilkoy, a Russian nobleman, has followed the advice of Count Tolstoi, and divided his estates among the peasants, reserving but ! seven acres for his own cultivation. HOUSEHOLD MATTERS. GUM STARGH. Pound two ounces fine white gum arabio to powder, put it in n jug and pour over it ono and a half pints boil ing water; cover tho jug, and let it remain all night. On tho following morning pour tho liquid carefully from the dregs into a clean bottle, cork it and keep for use. A tnblo spoouful stirred into a pint of starch made in the usual manner will give a splendid gloss to linen, SOMETHING GREEN FOR TNE TABLE. "Better a dinner with herbs," etc., you know the rest. Better a dinner with greens than a diuuer table with out a green thing on it. Better cut down a little somewhere and have a flower on the table, than havo snowy damask and glitteiiug glass and never a green leaf on the table. Can't af ford it? Get a sponge and put it in a saucer of water and sprinklo it with fine grass seeds. Your florist will tell you tho best kinds. Got a carrot, hollow out the root, hang it upside down in the window and keep its hol low root full of water. Its feather., plume of leaves will givo you sotao- : thing greon. Cut a long spray of ivy and keep it in water in a warm room. Do anything, do something, but havo some sweet, living, growing thing on your table every day this winter.— New England Homestead. A BOY'S ROOM. Many a mother's hoart is saddened by tho knowledge that her son prefers corner lounging with rough if not vile associates, iustead of tho family fireside. Iu some instances, parents are themselves to blame for this sfoto of things. They do not make home pleasant for their boys. Fathor wants to read his paper, mother has com pany, or the girls object to Ned's noise, so poor Ned has his choice bo tweeu reading a book or going to bed. Can it be wondered that ho forms tho habit of slipping out after supper and bunting ui) Jed and Ted, who havo likewiso stolen out? Would it not bo a good idea for mothers to give their boys a room which they may consider wholly their own, and for tho good order of which they shall bo responsi ble? Tho floor should bo uncarpetod, of oiled wood; tho furniture strong and substantial, bat plain*. Let it bo papered, curtained, decoratod accord ing to the boy's fancy; if tho taste is bad, they will bo interested after a while in correcting'it. Thero should be plain bookcases, a big, solid table in the centre, by all means an open tire, and a room after that for Harry's printiug press, or Henry's box of tools, or Harloy'scabinet of minerals; for chess and checkor boards, or any other game which is deemed proper. To this room tho boys should be al lowed to invite their friends, and learn how to be hospitable hosts, even to the extent of an innocent feAst now and then. Father, mother nnd sisters should refrain from entering it except as guests, and, my word for it, they will be doubly honored and welcomed when they do come. It may not be practicable always to carry out tho plau iu its full detail, but tho idea is a good oue. Whoro is thero a boy who isn't better for a little lati tude in this direction? A room of bis own, and freedom to "use it a? iio pleases in all proper ways, has a mighty effect in making him con tentod aud preventing him frr.m seek ing pleasure, oftcu harmful,olaewhere —American Agriculturist, RECIPES. Venison Sausage -Every family should possr ss a smalliueat grinder. Through this put one pouud of vouisou steak and oe-b'lf pouud fat, fresh pork. Season with one and a half teaspoonfuls of salt, two-thirds of a teaspoonful of jo v lcred sage and a half a teaspoonful of pepper. Mako into fat cakes and fry until a r.cb brown. Boast Goose —Choose a largo young goose which can lie told by the pliabil ity of the end of the breast bone. Clean aud wash tho goose, not for getting to put soda in next to tho last water. Stufl the body and eraw and sew up. Rub one teaspoonful of salt and half as rauoh pepper over goose. Cover the breast with white paper un til half done. It should roast two Hours with a brisk fire. Baste often. Stuffed Potatoes—Bake good sized potatoes. Cut off' carefully the top, and scoop out the potato, leaving the shell in the shape of a cup. To every pint of potatoes add six tablespoonfuls of milk, a half teaspoonful of salt, a dash of pepper, oue teaspoonful of grated cheese, one tablespoouful of butter, one egg, well beaten, and a pinch of baking powder. Beat very smooth, fill the potato shells, and bako until a delicate brown. Servo cov ered with a napkin. Consomme a la Royale—Make con somme as usual. For tho royal cus tard to bo served with it mix one gill of the cousomme with the beaten yolks of two eggs, season with a pinch of salt and pepper, and bake in a well greased cup set in hot water. Take it out as soon as it is firm, which should bo iu about fifteen minutes. Set away In a cold place until wanted. Just before dinner cut into diamonds and lay in the bottom of the tureen. Pour hot 60up over them, and sorvo at once. 177 ft Griddles—Buckwheat is objec tionable to many. To such wheat middlings is an excellent substitute; in fact, it cau scarcely be distinguished from buckwheat. In the evening tako one pint of water and one pint of millc, in which dissolve one-half cako com pressed yeast. Mako tho mixture lukowaim, then ndd ono an 1 one-half pints of middlings and beat long and thoroughly. In the morning add one half teaspoonful of soda dissolved in two tablespoonfuls of water, half a teaspoonful of salt, aud bake ou a hot griddle.