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THE GRENADA GAZETTE. LADD * PATNA, lUUtan and Msntffm GRANADA. • Misa TRANSFIGURATION. IN If KMOHIAM. [Lines written by Louise M. Alcott on the death of her mother.] Mysterious death ! who in a tingle hour Life's gold can to refine: Ami by thy art divine Change mortal weakness Into Immortal power! Bending beneath the weight of eighty years, Spent with the noble strife Of a victorious life, We watched her fadiug Heavenward through our tears. Dut, ere the sense of loss our hearts had wrung A mirucie v\ as wrought, And swift ns happy thought She lived again, brave, beautiful and young. .Age. pain and sorrow dropped tho vails they wore. And showed the tender eyes Of angels in disguise, Whose discipline so patiently she bore. The past years brought their harvest rich and fair, While memory and love Together fondly wove A golden garland for the silver hair. How could we mourn like those who are bereft, When every pang of grief Found balm for itself In counting up the treasures she had left? Faith that withstood the shock of toil and time, Hope, that defied despair, Patience that conquered care. And loyalty whose courage was sublime. The great deep heart that was a home for all; Just, eloquent and strong. In protest against wrong; "Wide charity tnat knew no sin, no fall. The Spartan spirit that made life so grand, Mating poor, daily needs With high, heroic deeds, That wrestled happiness from fate's hard hand. We thought to weep, but sing for joy instead, Full of grateful peace That follows her release: For nothing but the weary dust lies dead. Oh, noble woman ! nevermore a queen Than in the laying down Of scepter and of crown. To win a greater kingdom yet unseen; Teaching us how to seek the highest goal; To earn the true success; , To live, to love, to bless, And make death proud to take a royal soul. "But," persisted tho detective, "is there not some poison in this matter? Some inn-keeper may administer the poison and tlien send an accomplice after tho victim." This supposition would not hold, as experienced physicians had examined the stomachs of the victims, but no trace of poison had been found. Bressart was forthwith ordered to go at once to Castellano and secure such further information as the Sub-Pre feet there could give. Securing a suit of ordinary trades man's clothing, and thus habited, the detective, mounting his horse, set out at once for his destination. Arrived, Bressart pretended to set about doing some business, and visited a Woolen factory, examined some stuff, Here lie learned that most of the peo pie who came on bussiness stopped at Linn kept by a man named Juan A SCIENTIFIC VILLAIN, The Mysterious Murders, and How They Were Committed, An Infernal Machine—A Miller's Hoy and a Sack of Corn—A Confession— .Execution of the Prin cipal. That the French are an ingenious peo ple. especially in planning and execut ing strange and mysterious crimes, «can not be gainsaid. Even in the matter of brigandage they frequently outstep the swarthy Italian, not perhaps in boldness and Brutality, but as the following will •how, in point of caution and finesse they are vastly superior, almost com pletely baffling the efforts of a brilliant police to unravel the causes that led to the murder and robbery of many good citizens peacefully pursuing the voca tions of honest men: Mous. Flandreau, a merchant of Marseilles, left home on the morning morning of May 5,1801, for Castellano. He had reached the last named place, attended to considerable mercantile business, and departed for home. He was never seen alive again. His body was found two days later on the road between Castellano and Aups, and at first it was supposed lie must have fall en there and died in a fit, as no marks of violence could be found upon him. His pockets were rifled, however. No sooner had the excitement of tho mysterious death of the merchant be gun to subside when three deaths re sulted on the road in the same strange manner. No marks of ill-usage had been found upon any of them; but all had been robbed. By this tiipe public excitement was intense, and the Prefect of Digne be thought himself that immediate and ef fective steps to discover the weird •causes were necessary, lest general •condemnation should fall upon his offi cial head. At this interesting point of affairs the last named officer sent for a noted rogue catcher named Bressart, who had considerable renown in the De partment of the Lower Alps. Arriving, and being informed of the state of things, Bressart asked if most of the -victims had not stopped at Castellano. Receiving an answer in the affirmative, the detective said: "Then they must put up at some inn won there?" "Yes," answered the Prefect. Catching Bressart'» meaning, the magistrate stated that tiie landlords Bad been narrowly watched, and shadow of evidence rested against no them. Fontnix, and there Bressart engaged lodging«*. After dark the detective called it upon the Bub-Prefect From this official he learned that most of the dead had come from Marseilles, and that in that city the excitement was intense. Gendarmes had been sent out upon all the roads, amt secret police had also been upon the watch. The last victim had fallen only four days before, and the deed had been done fifteen minutes after the policeman had passed the spot Further, he learned that the officials' men suspicion rested to a more or less de gree on Juan Fontaix, as nearly all tho murdered men had stopped at this inn and he must have known some thing of their business. Impressing absolute secrecy as to his presence, Bressart returned to his lodg ings, and finally entered into a conver sation with his host upon the subject of the mysterious deaths. The innkeeper pronounced it won derful, and assured the detective that it injured him more than lie could tell. "Mon Dieu!" muttered the host, "they will be suspecting me next, if they have not done so already." Although when the murders were mentioned Fontaix blanched and trem bled lest he should be apprehended for the crime, Bressart did not deem it ad visable to follow up the suspicions of the Sub-Prefect concerning the land lord. Having spent the next day ostensibly engaged in business in. the factories, but in reality on the alert for any clew, Bressart became convinced no circum stantial evidence would answer. The culprit or culprits must be caught with the proof upon him or them. Bressart, now having spoilt the sec ond night at the inn, determined upon a very bold move. Ho had given an assumed name on his arrival, and stated that he was from Toulon; so, calling for his bill, ho informed his host that he was oil' for home. Then he went to the fruit preserver's and told him tho same story, stating that he must consult his partner before con cluding any bargain. After that lie called at the woolen factory and saw the business agent. His name Louis Cazaubon, and he had come to Castellano about a year before. He seemed to the detective like a .straight forward business man, and had previ ously discussed the murders with Bres' sart in an open and off-handed manner. To the agent Bressart stated what lie had told tho others—that he must re turn to Toulon. "If you have not the ready money with you we can give you credit," said the agent. In reply, Bressart said that he had plenty of money, but was not fully pre pared to pay tile prices demanded. "Very well" answered Cazaubon; "I shall be happy to sell when you come again. Thereupon the detective departed. When alone. Bressart became very thoughtful. It seemed strange that, although he had told the agent that he had money, tho latter had not bantered him. Perhaps the agent wanted him to have money when lie left. Any how, Bressart rode to an out-of-the way place and left his horse, and then returned and concealed himself in a position where lie could watch the movements of Cazaubon. In a few minutes the agent came out from tiie factory and walked away. His step seemed hurried and eager. Although the detective now fully sus pected Cazaubon, he felt sure that he was not tiie man who did the direct work of death. The plot must be deeper or it would have been discov ered before. A< Bressart could not follow with safety, ho determined to wait and see f the agent returned. In less than fif teen minutes Cazaubon returned, lie walked with a sober and innocent air. Waiting until tho agent was seated at ids desk, Bressart returned to his horse. Tiie detective now concluded that if tho factory agent was really at the bot tom of tho crimes, he had already put his machinery in motion and the next development would be upon the road. He examined his pistols and left the town, taking the road along the river toward Aups. Having ridden about half an hour, Bressart, although a brave man, be gan to experience a slight sense of fear as lie entered a dreary piece of woods, and carefully kept his eyes about him. The mysterious manner in which tho murders had been done verged so closely upon the marvelous that natu rally a superstitious feeling was at tachod to it. Having crossed a small cascade at St. Esprit, he was descending a short, steep hillside, when ho came upon a boy by the roadside engaged in whip ping n mule. The youth was a slightly built young fellow, not more than tifteen years of age, dressed in coarse garments, which were covered with meal. , Supposing tho youth was a miller s hoy, Bressart advanced, and, as he did so, saw a large sack upon the ground near where the mule stood. ^ "What's tho matter, boy? tho detective, as lie drew nearer, "This ugly beast has thrown both me and the sack of corn from his back, the boy answered, "Are you hurt? asked Bressart "My »houWer «■ hurt and I can not lift the sack. If monsieur will help me I will be grateful, On closely scrutinizing the youth, Bressart made two mental notes. The boy seemed altogothor too keen to bo miller's apprentice, and if he was not mistaken lie had seen the outh hob - ing the mule firmly with the veiy 1 . hand that was hurt. .. .. | Leaping from his saddlo, Biess.ut asked to moved toward the boy, being very care* ful to watch his every movement "Now, then," Said the boy, "if you will take hold of that end we will put it on." : of Taking hold of the other end, the j youth dropped it, saying that it hurt j his shoulder, and begged Hressarfe that he lift it on alone. The latter expressed a willingness, and stooped down for that purpose, keeping his head, however, in such a position that he could watch the boy with a sidelong glance. As Bressart bent over and took hold of the sack he saw the hoy put his hand in his bosom and take something out. As he did so the detective seized his wrist and held it upward. There was a sharp report, like that of a per cussion cap, and a tiny wreath of smoke came from the hand Bressart gripped. The boy struggled to free himself, but in vain. "I've found you, have I?" asked tho detective, drawing his pistol and cock ing it, lecture, and if you don't hand me your weapon I'll put a bullet through your brain." The boy was frightened, and trembled violently. "It's only a tobacco pipe," he said, as he handed it over. Bressart took the weapon and ex amined it, at the same time keeping his eye on the boy. It looked like nothing more than an ordinary meerschaum pipe, colored from long use, only the amber mouth-piece was missing. Not wishing to lose further time on the examination, Bressart turned his attention to the boy, who stood tremb ling with fear. Wishing to strike while the iron was hot and to test the cor rectness of his former suspicions, he said: a I am an officer of the Ure a if so at a , s did can not - .. "So you are selling your soul to Monsieur Louis Cazaubon?" The boy started, and Bressart saw that his surmise was right, although the youth clumsily dented that he knew such an individual. "Don't lie to.me. Louis Cazaubon has been watched by me. He thought 1 was a tradesman. Confess every thing to me, and I promise, since you are young, that your life will be saved," The boy wavered, and the detective followed up his advantage, and having made the youth understand that he could protect him from the vengeance of any one whom his confession might incriminate, and that as a more boy he had every tiling to gain and nothing to lose, Bressart gained possession of the full facts bearing upon the mysterious murders. The boy's name was Henry Dupin. He was born in Paris, but never knew who his parents were. He went to live with Cazaubon when quite young, and had been with him every since, he said Cazaubon used to be a chemist, and it was in Paris lie invented the in fernal machine, and they had since used it with fatal effect. About two years previous they Itad left Paris together and spent nearly a year in traveling over tiie country mur dering and robbing fora living. ■tally they came to Castellano, where Cazaubon obtained his situation, while the boy went into the employ of a miller. Cazaubon marked the victims that were to bo robbed and Unpin then did tiie work. Several articles were used in carrying out the plan, but the usual one was the same that had been tried upon the detective. The boy f lion explained tiie secret of the pipe, in was a pistol of the finest steel and of the most exquisite workmanship, stem was the barrel and the lock was concealed within the bowl and covered with tobacco. A thin plate of metal protected the lock, and upon this the tobacco rested. A pressure of the thmnbof linger discharged the weapon. The powder was of Cazaubon's own manufacture, and very powerful. For a wad a piece of felt was used; on the top of this was placed the missile which did the mischief. The boy had two of them with him, concealed in the lining of his cap. This projectile, a tiny piece of tine steel, was no larger than a needle, with one end sharp and the other beaten down to a tine feather, deadly missile was coated with a greenish yellow substance, which was the most virulent and speedy poison the chemist s art could eoneoet. needle once within the circulation of the blood speedy death resulted, wound no eye could detect. When the weapon was discharged it the purpose of the boy, if possible, to strikt 1 the victim in the neck, and the unfortunate would fall, not know ing what struck him. Having obtained the confession from the boy" Bressart took him back to Castellano, ami placed him in charge of tho Sub-Prefect. The detective then called upon Cazaubon, who was great ly surprised to see him. C»lltm r in a gendarme, tho agent securely handcuffed without much i difficulty. When lie learned that the j boy had" told he swore he would kill j hint. I Fi With The This The The was was In due time Louis Cazaubon was tried and condeinned'to death. Before | : the villain was executed lie confessed i his crime—told how many years lie j had worked to perfect his fatal lustru- i mont and produce the [toison. He fur ther acknowledged tlmt the boy had been driven to help him through fear of his life. So the miserable rascal was executed, and the boy, Henry Dupin, spent two in confinement, and when set years free commenced an honest life.— Un to rinnati Enquirer. —Fruit trees are said to gain most of their growth during the night. has ing the EDUCATING COLTS. The Artvlc , of a Bre#d ®r and Tmtow of Twenty Tc»r»' Experience, The success or failure of any method of educating the horse depends largely on the trainer. However, there arc certain rules which if faithfully fol lowed, will prove successful. I assume that a colt has been haltered and bitted. He will commence her educfr* tion by tieing her securely in a large In •tall and provide himself with a light •tick about two feet long. Begin on the near side of the neck, gently pat the and stroke the neck with the stick, gradually passing back to shoulder and body. Äs she becomes accustomed to the stick, pass over and down the quarters; continue this treatment, on cither side, until she becomes perfectly familiar with and cares nothing for it. ent Harness from near side, leaving it on half a day or inure; allow ends of tugs to hang down so as to come in contact with legs as colt moves in stall; lead colt around with harness on until she becomes used to it. It is advisable to drive the colt on a road several days before hitching to wagon. Put on harness with stout open bridle with gag runners. Take one double harness line, with cross and main line same length, put ends through gag runners and buckle to bit on each side; run main line through two inch iron ring made fast to back strap where hip strap crosses; attach driving lines to bit, bringing ends back through thill-tugs, provide yourself with a light, sharp whip and you arc ready for the road, teams, or for other reasons, the colt attempts to kick, a sudden jerk on the single line with one sharp cut with whip, will soon teach her that an attempt even to kick will surely result in pain. As soon as colt becomes familiar with different objects on the road it will be safe to hitch to wagon. I pre fer a light skeleton for this purpose. Remove single line, take two pieces of stout quarter-inch rope about twelve feet long, tie an end of each to bit ring, run ends through gag runners back through terrets and through ring top of hips, bringing an end down Allow colt to smell of wagon and examine it in its own way ; occasionally shake the wagon that colt may get used to the noise, assistant hold colt by head while you draw wagon up to it. Be sure tugs and hold-backs are securely hitched, then tie ends of rope to thills allowing length of rope sufficient to prevent chafing of the mouth in moving; take your lines, step behind wagon and go ahead. Colt can not kick if she tries. After colt has been thoroughly edu cated single, there should be but little difficulty in driving double; still if colt shows disposition to return to evil ways, continue use of cords, bringing both ends down between horses and tie to tongue of wagon, a bright active horse, well broken, to drive colt with—never a dull one. Colts will in a great measure contract the style and action of the horse with which they are driven. Remember kindness aud patience will accomplish more than the whip ; speak quietly. Do not expect loo much of your cult ; your old, well-trained : has been years learning the lessons that ake him so valuable. Ahvavs carry a whip but use it with care.— (I. Edwards, in Country Gentleman. of it as If in passing is and commonplace, use a bare fifty years, for it was only in January, 1888, that Professor Moi st completed his rough operative model of the recording oleetro-magnetie tele graph, and exhibited it in this city. Early associates of Morse are still liv ing who helped him string his primi live land lines, while Mr. Cyrus Field recalls easily, across a scant quarter of a century, the vivid memories of the i failure of the first cables, when hope j and funds wore botli exhausted, and j Dr. Holmes apostrophized in caustic I verse the mythical Do Sillily, who in sisted throughout that every thing was WO II on cither side. a Have an as Ahvavs us 1 trustv horse to-dav IT. A WONDROUS GROWTH. Th« Commercial Importance of tho Na tion's Telegraph Systems. Each of tho great departments of electrical application has its own in teresting story or pertinent moral, and each is atypical exemplification of tlm rapidity with which, in America, the visionary idea of one hour becomes the prosaic reality of the the first < electrical successes, and is an of the present generation, word tariff has introduced into popu lar and business phraseology the furthest removed from gr; 'Tin c\t. if tho great >ld friend Its ten telegraph a tc.rse ness mar and elegance. in stock-jobbing operations and tin ready ally of the detective bureau, is the mainstay of the daily press, whose columns it half fills. It is a pr It have long been among the ligatures that can unite widely distributed from sea to sea ns ours. It has profoundly effected inter national relations, provoking fr Prince Bismarck the odd complaint that diplomacy has, therefore, censed to be unctuous. Fit expression, as it is. of this fussy, alert, inquisitive and in tense a< r e. it has become hackneyed Vet it has been in strongest a nation so | "all right" when there was a that something very decidedly wrong. At the a dozen eab'es span the Atlantic between Europe and lit 1888 there wore wire in the United States, which carried 72,000,000 message», aud the aggregate of work done in analagous services, such as police, lire, burglar alarm, stock-ticker and district messenger, would show results as large. Those figures are in themselves an indication that the interest of the public ill the telegraph is uow commercial rather : i founded suspicion j was i present time America. (>(>7,710 miles of telegraph than scientific. It is true that pirgrttf has recently been made in sextuple* ing and in telegraphy between moving trains, and # thut telegraphy between ships at sea through the water is in the near future; but, after all. the tel egraph is, in the sphere of eleetricitv, and, compared with later advances, very much like England or Portugal compared with our new Western Stated, In the one case it is a question of econ* omy, of higher output, of making the most of one's f;;miliar resources; in the other it i J a question of exploita^ * tation, of fron tier enterprise and of the pre-emption and occupancy of virgin soil. The telegraphic struggles and ; j agitations that arrest public attention | it belong to Wall street, for those that once occupied the schools and the pat ent courts have almost all been dis posed of. In the telegraph tract notice, and that is as a leading political issue. It has always been ( somewhat singular that the newspapers most desirous of Governmental control ! . direction, however. of the telegraph should be eager in ; welcome of any new contestants with i the Western Union Company, whether it be Mr. Garrett executing ancestral schemes, or Mr. Ma< kay backed by mines of silver. terrupted monopoly by the great e poration, whose appetite for rivals has - grown by what it feeds upon, might 1 settle the controversy forever. —J'ltom as Commerford Martin , in Xorth Amer- : * iean Review. j . j Five years of unin I ! « iean Review. ! TREES FOR SHADE. Varieties Adapted for Planting Along Pub lic Highways. It is as essential to use only such as are adapted for creating desired ef fects, as to ch. '-e fruit trees best suited to our particular location, blending of fruit aud shade trees on lawn or street is a mistuk.'ii altemut to combine utility and is ne. The What manient. shade, picas II.:! litte-S is ing outline ; id freedom from essential, of course. injurious insects and de -:nt * i v top or a bulging base, as in the si maple, is an obvious ubjer tion. Ag there are tr which slue rr such as Norway t ith ; ami m» >]•••■- <>r va riety with a drooping habit should I-' 1 employed foi a rule, small, a.- \ to cast a l roup any street or avenue. larire fob e former sho 1 s a ten e :ind more pleasing effect wl Rapidity of growth important tn avenue trees, althouib ble. apt to 1 therefore need the primer's art to a> ( onstrnetion, ami pen in sist in forming a more compart head American linden, silver-h-.it >-e,iib d). >ali?b(it ia Carolina poplar ( etc., are examples of this class. On the other hand, such medium growers . oaks and as sugar maple, the beech some others, do not require back to produce density, but on! occasional nipping of so mis brandi. utting (• too For a long line of trees ii on closed area, two distinct si 0 « may he used, hut in such cu-m'S it may hrnided veil to select those, affording a •ontrast ii This color. fm-ii ground, should be well considered before .-t-b ing the kind*. Norwa iged alternately •ill prove very attriietive; urpio I <»r j aides eon;ra-t le-ccli and su: The large-leaved trees, such as nolias, work in ml ■•■I! with the .'! 's tir or Oriental sprue* answer to plant round-headed species 1 ik • nuts. horse i In Still, it. is questionable win-: b ies planted logoth-r more than one -i entnv satisraetio •f land sea; the majority would decide against the coin! i a t ion. i The general idea of ; forniitv, and i» is an v thing that detracts ntal to th-' efiect, tliis is dotr:: fro forn no matter whether it be si/.< color, or growt h. of careful i* No better e Vi be advanced Seb etioil can st town streets afford erv different idea- of than the owners have l 1 -dver while, iml red fitness. For the public highway a g selection would he American : leaved lindens; sugar maple: 'illow, scarlet : swamp-white. oak: Carolina poplar; Oriental syeumon and American elm. —Josiah Il>o\ tn X. F. Tribune. I , X. F. Tribune. Green and Yellow Brooms. The best broom is of light green j •hieh indicates that the material | •st flexibility and toughness, j corn is of ; Manufacturers eolor. is of the li sieklv The cheap bit Vellow or lemon color. so only the green splints as art who that the manufacturers of the yellow a green bath, and ha« Paris hen the house splints give the that the coloring matter in it, so that j i "Ma,' 1 u that polite- j grec wife takes a splint to try her cake she maybe [tutting a deadly pois The men wlto make this dye, ! say that it is compound .—Good Iloiisek-t < pinj. in it. ■ever, a harmless vegetable —■•Will you be kind enough, pa. said Bobby, in a low, well-modulated tone of voice, "to give "No. sir." replied the old man, "you've had enong said Bobby, "you fohl ness always pays. me another piece of pie ? .V. V. .Sun. soul." said an old i Scotch lady who was fond of quoting and applying Scripture, to Dr. Chalm no day—"Bless your soal, hero you are, always going about like a roaring lion trying to do good!" —"Bless your ere. —It would be an advantage to tho average toper if ho could take his homeward wav —straight— Burling/Jm Fret I'res be does Isis whisky BANK OF ENGLAND. nom«thiugAbout the "Old Lady of ThmaG» n f #dle street." A recent • r:ini uul trial in London, England, in which the conversion of a New York draft into Hank of England notes homed a perfert.ng Jink in the chain of evidence by which the prison ers ' onvicte-d, suggests a brief description of the bank's methods with regard to its issue. /* je } ,:, l H ' r which the notes are printed is made by a private factory * ,! Yorkshire under strictly guarded conditions, and with the u a tv r-mark which i.- so conspicuous a feat ute. It j s silvery white and so strong that it will sustain fifty pounds weight v\ hen suspended at the comers, i he print i"o performed at the bank in Ihn-adneedle but ^ ie * too !:irg<- to admit of -t >ign ^ng '"'led, printing \\a tilted. Each individual iiicimniig tho street, signature of the nominal maker of the draft. The drafts •d for merly to be signed by assistant cash eventualh became lanual - 1 0 * as soon as is su«l has its number, letter, date and denomination [dared to its dein ledger account, the per contra dik'd on the return of the note, per haps tiie next dav, perhaps in fifty g., a lot ,,f £1 in a vears' time. S* f the last eilt. A reference to the ledger of that date ed till! credit side of the m numbers, to « ijiiii t, with corres] «1 111 V 1)011 -o the draft- we The lott'i-t denominate.!! sued is of £5, the highest £10 notable feature land note now is >. A of tin Bat k of Eng vlien Iotf.-il with th .1 of other issues and coun i- ensp .[dkity of ness and clearness. li; The , k f Ku and foul Ha •s to m of call them, arises front the bank never to is-ue eii-1 lottsh :es of £0 each li inj; in vx-haiur« ib-partni'Mit, the banking dej immediu ■ ■anijj: off the ; i I *ie, lie* mim* : r.forded by tiou i attire corner of • the re book. The mutilated bills at department a ter vais by a sh«>rt fron rtm ant's sorted into llie.i ■ir indi ill' the I ledger credits. and aftrr irn to the liâmes. Thedotemion is almost inevitn i ply to ii of a (' hi- svstem. ■ is difficult, Sin the difference in the ini ing readily perceptible to a pract tmirh. almo>t imp sen ce of eompb-xity tormifu-c tiie eye, ing t«> t I tain !.. tinted. Should a f< : guards it h entr matt blank. Lady of T The "Old street,'' as the Londone his the institution Queen, he most d. -. ply re civs, is very liberal win i destroyed or mutilated. tarv's office attends to those matter«, r w ith ease« of notes The s and there mav vnmants ■ every f absolute ! of notes which have underg conceivable ordeal short o destruction. Little pulpy masses which have passed j through the i dogs and children, half b ; that have unwittingly d< cigar lighters, remnants of every kind hieh enough is left to indicate in ! tiie faintest degree the original worth— I fill receive full consideration, and the , owners lose nothing. Even total de of L r «-«tive , of hen fully proved, is no bar struetion, j | tu iiulemnitioation when good security j against possible mistake is given— Fi naucu r. naucu r. Preaching Under Difficulties. A curious ease of the pursuit of preaching under diflicuities came der ntv notice. In a church in the re mote districts of the West of England of bees had taken up their quarters in the oaken woodwork at the back of tin pulpit, to the dismay and weekly occupant of During the discharge of ids peculiar fnneiion he was not only annoyed by the busy sullen roar of the hive, but his fear of arousing their an imosity by the lotul challenge tones, or the vibration of the pulpit, W as stimulated by the light skirmish j ( swarnt discomfort of the that structure. >f hi hielt used to come out aud per form all sorts of minatory niamiveers if his easttrablc distance i within e at length be nose. The annoy; came intolerable, and orders were g ; to smoke out the bees. This was cilectually done; but, unfortunately, the clerk in smoking out the bees set fire to the church, and it was burned to the ground. — Cham ber» Journal —It is a spring proverb "that a field well plowed, is a crop half made."