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Dint %alUtni. GEO. M. PAYEE Prop. MOUNTAIN HOME. IDAHO. SATURDAY, MAY 18, 1889. VOL. I. NO. 51. ABOUT BIRDS' EGGS.' ( 1 FREJUDICED VERDICTS. COURT PAGENTRIES. OUTWARD MOURNING. RELICS. ABOUT BIRDS' EGGS.' ( htir^tlng Fart, Concerning Their Com* position an*1 Formation. Eggs are composed of two principal parts, termed, from their color, the yelk or vitellus, and the white or al bumen. The latter does not exist ih the ovarium or egg-bag; there, as we may see in almost every fowl that comes to the table, is also a numerous collection of yelks of various sizes. When these are fully developed, they drop, one by one, through a passage termed the oviduct into the uterus, in which the egg is perfectly formed, hav ing collected its albumen or white, and its calcareous shell, and from which it is ultimately expelled. The very expeditious growth or pro duction of the white of the shell is an extraordinary exertion of nature—a very few hours only being sufficient to produce it. The texture of the shell is admirably calculated for preserving the contained parts, and for retaining the heat that is conveyed to them by incubation. Immediately under the shell is the common membrane which lines the whole cavity of the egg, ex cept at its broad end, where there is a small space tilled with air. Within this membrane, the white, which is said to be of two kinds, is contained; and near its centre, in an exquisitely fine membrane, is the yelk, which is spheri cal, while the white is of the same form as the shell. At each extremity of the yolk, corresponding with two ends of the egg, is the chalaza, a white firm body, consisting of three bead-like globules, and it is at these points that the several membranes are connected, by which menns. in whatever position the egg may be placed, its various parts are retained in their proper place. Near the middle of the yelk is a small, flat, circular body, named the cicatricula, in which the rudiments of the future chick are contained; and from these, in consequence of incuba tion, or from a certain degree of con tinued heat of any kind, the bird is ul timately hatched. In this process the germinal membrane, as it is called, or rudimental parts of the chick, is ob served to become separated into three layers, from the external layer of which are formed subsequently tho osseous and muscular systems, and the brain, spinal cord and nerves; while from the middle and internal layers are formed respectively the heart and blood ves sels, and the intestinal canal and its appendages. Tho yelk and white of the egg gradually become thinner, sup plying the growing chick with nourish ment, which, increasing in magnitude, at length bursts its cell and comes forth, still retaining in its intestines a portion of the yelk to servo for its sup port until its powers are sufficiently vigorous to enable it to digest extrane ous food. •I. a ous food. It is a remarkable fact, that those birds, tho nests of which are most un covered. and the eggs of which are most exposed to the sight of their ene mies, lay them of a color as little dif ferent as possible flora surrounding objects, so as to deceive the eyes of de structive animals; whilst, on tho con trary, those birds, the eggs of which are of a deep and vivid color, and con sequently very liable to strike the eyo, either hide their nests in hollow trees, or elsewhere, or do not quit thoir eggs except at night, or commence their in cubation immediately after laying. It must, moreover, bo remarked, that in those species, the nests of which arc exposed, if tho females alone sit on the eggs without being relieved by the male, these females have generally a different color from that of the male, and more in unison with neighboring objects. Pure white, tho most treacherous ol colors, we find to bo the color of the eggs of birds which build in holes, as the woodpeckers, the kingfishers, tlie swifts, the dock and water swallows, and others; also of those birds, as the titmice and wrens, which construct their nests with openings so small that their enemies can not see into them. Moreover, we find eggs white in birds which do not quit thoir nests, exeept at night, as tho owls; or for a very short time during tlie day, as the fal Finally, this color is found in cons. those which lay only ono or two eggs, and which immediately begin to sit, as the pigeons, etc. The clear green or blue color is to tiio eggs of many species proper which build in holes, as tlie starlings, the fly-catchers, etc.; it is aise common to the eggs of birds tho nests of which aro constructed of green moss, or situ ated in the midst of grass, but always well hidd en. Green eggs, too aro found with many powerful birds able to de fend them, as the herons. A faint green color, approaching to a yellowish tint, is observed in the of birds, as the partridges and pheasants, which lay in the grass, with out preparing a rogular nest. Tho same color is remarked in those which cover their nests when they leave them, us tho swans and the ducks.— N. Y. Led eggs ger. _"Your story, Mr. Winterkill," «aid the magazine editor to the rising young author, "suits me very well. I ob in it some trivial faults, how For instance, you describe the serve ever. heroine's canary as drinking water by •lapping it up eagerly witli her tongue.' Isn't that a peculiar way for a canary to drink water?" "Your criticism sur said Mr. Winterkill in a "Still, if you think your prises ma, pained voice, readers would prefer it, let the canary drink its water with a teaspoon." — Chicago News. _A busy doctor in Scranton, Pa., sent in a certificate of death to tiie health officer, and Inadvertently placed his name in the space for "cause of death." This is what might be called ' accidental exactness ( a of ul or the its of a sup un are ene dif THE ARIZONA KICKER. is of the Rare Privileges Knjoyed fcf Wenteru Editors. We take the following extracts from he last issue of the Arizona Kicker: "Explanatory. —Last week we an nounced that we were on the trail of •I. II. Davis, the Apache avenue grocer, and that this week's issue would con tain un exposo calculated to startle the community. We had over a column of it in typo when Mr Davis called at the Kicker offiee and subscribed for tho paper and gave us a column ad. for a year. Mr. Davis is not only a gen ial, whole-souled gentleman, worthy of a place in our best society, but an enterprising, go-ahead citizen who is a credit to the whole State. When you want the best goods at tho lowest prices cull on him." •oi ing and two in of "Reforming Slowly. -When we struck this town the chief of police Uy drunk on the sidewalk in front of the post-offlee, and the six patrolmen were playing pool or poker. Any one of ,. the crowd could be bought for half a We have been pegging away or reform with each issue of the Kicker, und we are pleased to note an improveme.it. The chief hasn t been drunk for the last fortnight, and yes terday wo counted four patrolmen or. their beats at one time. All reforms move slowly, but patience and per sovoraneo will acoompli-h much. Wo shall keep at it, and we predict tba the day will yet come when we shall have a police force which will not fear a drunken Indian nor sell out to a gambler for less than two dollars a sell." dollar. "Not This Year. —Considerable anxiety has been expressed by our many friends and well-wishers over the fact that tho Kicker did not get tlie city printing again this year. In answer to all inquiries wo reply that wo did not want it. The total income last year was ninety-six cents, while wo lent over $15 to tho mayor and aldermen and never expect to get a cent back. We can't stand that kind of u racket more than one year." "Some Other Eve. —Wo have re ceived several communications from loading citizens asking tlie Kicker to •go'for Judge of Probate Smith, who has been too befuddled with b id whisky for the last month to attend to busi ness. There is no doubt that tho judge ought to be raked fere and aft but we can't do it just now. We are bis creditor for about $'20, and if wo opened on him he'd tell us to whistle for our loan As soon us we get our money back wo promise to make tho fur fly, not only in the case of the judge himself, but f orn the coat of his brother Bill, who is also steeped In liquor and rendering himself a public nuisance. Have patience, gentlemen." —Detroit Free Press. BUYING A FARM. at or it BUYING A FARM. A.lvtce to the I.Hml-llungry In tile Older States ot tlie Union. To one land-hungry I would say: Go slow. Buy within your means, and have some little money to spare. A man owning land can always get credit, because his laud can not get away. To the one having a few thou sands of dollars and not much farm experience, and yet anxious to own land and go to raising big corn and cabbage, 1 would soy : Put your money in some good savings bank and hire out to some thorough-going, hard working farmer for a year or two, and more practical, common-sense knowl edge will bo gained than by reading what others have done for years, and after serving such an apprenticeship, and still anxious t > farm, you will know what kind of a farm you want. Ono of the best kinds of farms to own is a grass farm. Grass land, tho world over, stands the highest in value. In Holland such a farm sells for $1,000 per acre and over, in England from $600 to $800 per acre, and in our own country such land is eagerly sought after, und when once gotten is hold tightly. Grass holds fertility; it grows tho season through. Even in winter its roots reach out nnd gather in tlie ammonia contained in the snow Grow till the grass you can, and rain. and keep as much land covered as pos sible. is tlie secret of retai ling fer tlllty on tlie farm. Men wiiti large menns cau purchase what suits their fancy, and can buy what stock and implements they de sire. even if prices are high. It is a pleasure for them to do so, and even if they should spend foolishly largo it is not wholly lost, as many sums, deserving laboring men are helped and the neighborhood is better for tlieir presence und enterprise. At present land is low. but it will not continue so. to the West has taken up most of tlie land suitable for agricultural purposes, and the tide will sot in toward us be fore the y. ar is out. buy for themselves a few agres of land and pay for it will not bo sorry they did so, and those owning large tracts that they can not work Ht profit, and that hang liko a millstone about their nocks, should devise means to attract worthy (lien to buy and settle in tlieir ; midst, and thus help to make a part of : their land more valuable than the whole was formerly. Maryland has ono of tho most healthful climates and a soil suited to grow almost any crop, .nd thousand of acres that can be ! We have many I and we There is considerable difference between a key on a seaboard and a C j the keyboard. The vast emigration Tlio-o that can a of bought extremely low. good, prosperous want many more Baltimore American. farmers, of the same kind.— on I 1 SOME CURIOUS RELICS. *Hld For Genuine tint Ion Curios. In Calvin's day there was enough "wood of the true cross" to load a ship, and there is scarcely an object neeted w ith sacred history which not multiplied in a very ombarrass I ra Fnhnlou« Trie tho a that last •oi for ing manner. The saints aro as freely duplicated, and even triplicated. S'. Sebastian's body is in four places and his head in two others. St. Philip must have hud l three feet, if all the relies associated with his name are to be accepted as authentic, while two different monas teries exhibited the skull of St. John the llaptist—one when he was a young man, the other after he was advanced in years and wisdom. In these days we are less reverential over memorials like tlie of tlie great, though the care with which Burns'and Shakespeare's houses preserved is a proof that the hero wopgW t elemont is not eliminated from t h e spirit of the nineteenth cen The c , lair8 in which the liter»* ,. J fetch ed, we are afraid, rather ! al8ttppoill Ung prices at Mr. Godwin's galu _ \ r ct Antwerp preserves with caro the seat in which Rubens I gat when Uo , m inted the immortal ( .. DeBCent from the Cross," and Kam- ; me ,. herpe Sehemekel paid 58,000 I florins t0 W()me tho possessor ! ()f the iyoI . y arm .,.), n i r which ' GuBtavu8 Vasa ,„. egente(1 to th J of *j-j, wag expen _ ^. v y e entlu ; sittsm ' (!U . od wUh lUat I eyinced whon the pniyer book of charles j which he had used on the Bculfold. changed hands for no more than £100; though, on tlie other hand, it was small compared with the501,000 francs which were disbursed for tho ; coat which Charles XII. wore at the battle of Pultowa. A tooth of .sir Isaac Newton sold for £7!I0, to set in a ring; and when the bodies of Holoiso and Abelard were i removed to the Petits Augustins an Englishman is said to have offered 100.000 francs for ono of lleloise's teeth. The hat which Napoleon wore at Eylau sold for 1,920 francs. Sterne's wig brought 200 guineas at auction 1 and tho pens with which tho treaty of 1 America were signed sold for £500. It may. however.be noted that these prices were sold at a period when tho •curio' rage was more virulent than now A few years ago Thorsvuldson's I hair-brushes wJnt for a good deal loss than nn "old song'' fetches at a I, en den book sculptor is almost a demigod among his countrymen. Blueher's sword scarcely brought the price of old iron, and it is painful to remember that the white kid nether garments of George IV. were disposed of as a "job lot."— London Standard. though the great sale, THE TAME-CAT GIRL. London Standard. j I I THE TAME-CAT GIRL. A Sensible Talk About English anil A mer leau Young Women. The reproach aimed by Americans at tlie English girl, viz., that slie is of the "tame eat" order, and that her husband will trust lier with his bills or tlie darning of his socks but not with his ideas, is as great a miscon ception, in many respects, as the En glish estimate of American women, but from tlie American point of view it has some foundation in fact, need only look at Iho life of the or dinary Englishman to discover the foundation upon which this exagger ated inference is based. He always a "tenderness for his club, •an ventilate among his fel low-mea his ideas political, moral and social, to which, it is quite true, bo does not, as a rule, treat bis wife, he has a male friend lie can pass hours upon hours in his company without j being bored, which, unfortunately, ; does not always happen in tlie case of his wife, and tlie very fact that women aro tho first to declare that no wife wants her husband Wo If retains where he always with her is a proof, or less, of a certain incompatability of temperament and thought. Probably it is on these and kindred grounds that tlie American forms lier opinion of the average English girl, and. until she more experience of English cor moro : gains habits, imagines herself strictly On the other hand, for a fair rect. and impartial opinion of the American girl, one must apply glish man than to an English woman, for he is more on a level with her in in touch with her in •athcr to an En Mrs. SHmdiet—Have some more of the mackerel, Mr. Boarder? Mr. Boarder—No. thank you; but I'll take a bucket of water, if you please.— N. Y. Weekly. thought and inor it no secret that the unpreju idea. diced, educated Englishman is a gen eral favorite with American women. It ho has a particle of discernment he discovers Unit American very soon freedom is by no means a synonym for license, and when he has fully assimi lated that idea bo finds bis relations American girl most ; : minders" of unpaid bills to certain of its custom r* received in response to one of them, to whom "plenty of time ' ! had been granted, this touching ap I peal: "You have boon very good to me. Please continue to bo good, and I will pay you soon." So persuasive an application for tin oxtension of time had its effect, and tho members of the flpm yotudj i n executive session, to be j -good" a little while longer.—ot 1-. with tho "nice" charming and cordial and fascinating. But in the matter of propriety of be havior lie discovers that she is inex orable, and that, so far from being permitted more license of speech or action, he in reality enjoys less.—Nar tional Review. An Elegant Sufficiency. —A Arm who recently sent out "ro ^iha.n» Messenger* FREJUDICED VERDICTS. \Tby.Juror. W to Deri«!« In I'atot «f ) The ('lient*. 1*0 "You would be surprised how little tho average juryman appreciates the for importance of his position." remarked j in a young man who was drawing his pay a week's jury duty. "I'm not sufficiently well posted in law t that the whole jury system should lie ; the abolished, but my experiences of the i |,ut last week tell me that it should be | as remodeled. On Monday I went to court and found 150 other men. eently St. Year ours, rules very all the was half were now for say i;or radically like myself, kept away from thoir business, it was time for recess when tlie score or so of excuses had been made to the judge, and tho court hadn't been reopened many minutes before we were dismissed for the day. Tlie next morning as each ease on the docket was read off a lawyer would gel up and ask for an adjournment eu some trivial plea or oilier. "The jurymen would then be dis mis-ed until the afternoon, and soon after reassembling would lie excused Tills dilly-dallying was kept up tho cu ire week, and alt hough wo had nothing to do tho ! till the next day. , , I days were so broken into that none of tin ( os could attend to any private busi ; The 150 jurymen were divided I into two panels. ! tried a single ease, and I scarcely ' think the other panel had anything more to do. The jurymen were paid $1.500 for tlieir week's work, while I the two eases tried wore for '**«">» the a of The me 1 was in amounting to only $1100. Law comes high, and it seems that the country must have it. "1 have spoken of bow little serious attention the average juryman gives Tlie one we tried was a suit ; i° l $' o 0 locked up in tlie jury-room one of tlie every tiling. to a ease moment wo wer« a men began to •Boys,' said lie, 'I'm an old hand at this business, and liavo been on more juries than any oilier man in tlie city, the i moments, and we can get home in time for > f?m>ss you re all. 1 f "'' llu ' l ,laill,llT; she s a poor woman, 1 and the other fellow has plenty of dust. If we decide in favor of the j P tainliff ' ' v "' u °"'.V l»avo to agree as, to the amount of tlie verdict, and then the job is done.' j I "I was tlie only ono who held out, j but all argument was useless. The | fact that tlie woman w; 1 how to go about I'll show y decide it ill a few so as te . poor j seemed enough to convince the jury men that she deserved a verdict in lier men. The rich man gets very little | fair play in the petty courts, ns far as | concerned. The big bugs favor. tlie jury is have influence enough to get excused ■ from jury duty, and they leave tlie [ box to be tilled b\ small tradesmen. j These jurors are mostly men of such box to be tilled b\ small tradesmen. These jurors are mostly men of such pronounced socialistic tendencies that | it is utterly impossible for them see beyond their own pet theories, They are no doubt honest enough as a , rule, but their prejudices are too : allow them to judge in u i »•and capital form the Mr. Holder, was tlie road by nn strong ! case where lab bone of contention." A lawyer, commenting on the same subject, said Unit as the judge took a directly opposite view from tlie jury men things were rat her even up. In a case of poor plaintiff and rich de fendant, whatever feeling the judge might have was sure to lie against sending tlie matter to tlie jury. He know the jury would bo apt to favor the plaintiff, and Unit meant that the defendant would appeal the case. In that event the judge's decision was i»>t to be reversed, a thing which he would not be likely to relish.— N. Y. Sun. A TRAINED GOAT. to •rli »list e lie Music nl » A. olcrli Its tV. ..I. A traveler in tho Holy Land, >ne day stopped who said he show him how Ii ist trained Tlie traveler, noth sttys Aim I), wanted I goat performed, ing loutl such a novelty at be'ng entertained where was hardly to be ex il bis willingness, and commenced. peeled, expref the performa n The Arab dismounted from a miser spread a small carpet able donkey, upon the ground nnd culled up i mtiro looking ; le t lint had been at From a bag the ik a number of blocks, six following behind, man first I nd inches long, cylindrical in shape VOSS the top, and placed deep attention. Without stopping his music the Arab thon lifted one of the goal's forefeet inier it another cylinder, motion under all the goat « as gradually lifted until finally the, pillars of wood wore four feet from the ground, tiio patient animal preserving' its balance perfectly, and appearing ■ as if standing on stilts That the music, if it could be called music, was^ : an important factor in this perform ance. was very evident, for the mo ! mont it ceased the gout began to waver and tremble; but upon the strains being revived the animal seemed to acquire fresh confidence. When tho music entirely ceased it top pled over and fell to t he ground. The next trick, if we may so term it, was to build up the columns in an un even manner, so that finally they wer« removed from under the forefeet, the animal standing upon its hind logs on the pillars, throe feet in height-—St j Nicholas, inches no tw. four upon the carpet at a small dis tance apart Tlie goat immediately stepped upon them, c r.-fully putting a foot upon each block. Now the Arab placed in bis mouth n small reed musical instrument and began to drone air that was evidently s it pr eked up its ears and assumed a position oi a monotonous appreciated by the goat. and slipped and repeated the opt its hoofs. In this way COURT PAGENTRIES. Tho The l>lsitp|»«*rttttc<* of Oltl-TI l*oin I» nml OksplAy of Itoyulty. Tho time seem* fast passing away for tho frequent great state pageants in which live royal courts of Europe the state and show |,ut they be as the age advances. It is true Unit our j more and more rare Attention is called to the fact by a notable exception to it which was re- in eently seen at the Winter l'alaeo. in St. Petersburg. Tho Russian New Year comes eleven days later titan ours, and is preceded, according to the rules of tho Russian Church, by a very strict fast of six weeks. Then all the j displayed as the new year opens. On the Inst of these occasions tho festivity was observed with quite as much splendor as in earlier days, half European, half Oriental. were wont to indulge, now and then wo hear descriptions of ceremonies, attended by all ( the old 'll time. i;or f tlie Imperial court is I 1 tin ir displays. It was Tlie and uniforms were dazzling ml varied, and Circassians and Sibe costumes rinns vied with European Russians in the brilliancy and gergeousness of The halls of the Winter Palace, says a graphic account, "were converted.by means of rare tropical plants, into gardens of delicious verdure; tha mellow sheen of thousands of wax candles contrasted with the brilliancy of the electric light, shining on buffets heaped high with the coronation plate, and a background of supper tables was laden with nativo and exotic delicacies." Such scenes, which irero once not uncommon at European courts, are now rarely presented at any except tile Russian court. In England a gorgeous state pageant is in these days rare indeed, occasion of her jubilee, a year and n half ogo, indeed Queen Victoria mmle a brilliant celebration, at which Kings und Pr necs attended in n glittering tleek; but even then it was noticed on On tlu in the Queen did not wear the great all. crown of Britain,' which, with tho Koh-i-noor gleaming in the center, of visitors to the Tower of London see the j inclosed In gla s. as, Paris lias not witnessed any very splendid pageant for more than tw, illy j years. Parisians who remember the j displny of Napoleon III., when, in The | 1HÜ7. be was visited in turn by nearly . j t ,very crowned head of Europe, and by , v t least one Asiatic potentate, can lind lier the only great dhing fnat has taken place since to | ,. ( p m | it. Franco is Republican, and as | „n„.e the downfall of the Empire lias become less ostentatious ■ tlie [ tlie If used to be I ho boast of Spain that court of Madrid wi curt in "Madrid r.s sola Europe. such used to the only great I tlie court of Madrid wi curt in "Madrid r.s sola Europe. rlc," tlie Spaniards used proudly to j | declare in tlieir musical tongue; bel I tojihe glories ol have pretty m , still a more stiff and rigid ceremony, j : indeed, at the Madrid palace than in ! i any other, and a host of royal servant! pass daily through a strict routine I but oven coronations and loyal bapt : with far les> 1 f the old Spanish court nuch passed away. There performed isms are brilliancy of cercn^iny than formerly. it is said that tho present King ol i Italy lives in almost as modest a sim plicity us his fut her. Victor Emmanuel, ■ lid before him. Certain it is that ex tent at least, | ma de by tlie l'o| j when he was the temporal ruler of the Eternal City. Remo rarely witnesses a great royal j pageant, while it is deprived, to som< ; if tho stately parades and his Cardinal. The German pageants of tlie modern day are, for (lie most part, great mili tary reviews and maneuvers, designed In set forth the armed prowess of tlie Empire, and tlie same may be said of those of the Austrian court. 1 With tlie more democratic age is vanishing the old-time pomp and dis play of royalty, as if it were felt that eh display is out of place at a period when tlie people are taking a greater share in the Governments, and at a period, also, when immense sums of arc needed by the sovereigns in their huge military sll I money order to k' ep u| Youth's Companion. armaments. English Walking Jackets. so becoming to fine fig Jnekets are lires that they are always liked to wear I over dresses that are made without •s. piping of a contrasting f c oth or else a piping of gilt braid will edge llieso jackets. rs, short und broad, are liselose a I redingott nts of the jacket and disclosing a it of lighter cloth nearly covered | with applique designs, curves, unii ■ c-ques. (lowers, etc . done in clot i n a darker shade and edged with tea icr braid. I lie Empire belt four or ive inches wide is placed across the vest ! <>f many jackets, disappearing under Hie rovers, and is usually or <^ oUl ! j elaborately braided. Iho \ ireotoiro j capon, or th reo doop eollarn, t u* arges j j ing only to tho shoulder ips. are | othe' ja kets. am 111 ' V, 1 ' ^ : liked in «lark green c "' n ' w ' - v " ' ^ j ! cloth piping oi o so gi >nl " ,m . 1 edge of the '' a '"'' J' 1 . 1 ' ! i"' 1 ' used on dial) or brown cloth caj es, while silver braid edges those o gray cloth. Harper s Bazar, I Directoire revt toned over at the top t vest of cloth of lighter color in some jackets, while others have long rolling I rovur» extending to tho end \ fri The . if the : —Tlie old lady went to tlie theater for the first time. The play wn* "Waal," she said "Julius Cæsar. afterwards, "I've hearn tell that the bad, but 1 think it's Its nothin' but crime thcayter were wuss than bad. to kill all them feilere just to amuse theaujience, and it oughter bo put a »top to."—Harper's Uaaur. OUTWARD MOURNING. : Tho t'urttom of Wottrinic Cnt|M« for l,nn| IVrlmU fui I lot: VVe go through a great deal of fnlse sentiment and false politeness in the matter of our funeral ceremonies and l ' a I» III. - our mourning attire. In tho youthful days of our present sexagenarians tha iean mark of mourning a piece of black crape around the sleeve of a colored coat was reserved for tho army only. Army and make tills modest manifestation stand in lieu of the glossy subie hat-bands of civilians. howl, as well as a sneer, when these civilians adopted the military custom, and on the sleeve of a navy officers alone might and deep There saw eolored coat mai stitched a black hand to denote tho deatli of a dear friend or near relation. custom gained ground, and is now reo ognized, adopted and approved of. There are many who set their faces llowls and sneers notwithstanding, the against tlie excessive mourning of by gone attire. No longer do all widows even think it necessary to clothe them* selves in crape, and tlie life-long obli gation of tin' widow's cap, like tho life long obligation of the widow's black, Is at an end. These who like to cling to the ancient methods have tlieir will and do tlieir pleasure, but those who do not those who carry death in their hearts and do not cure to show it to the world —or those , 10 u ' u ' y 1110 deeply afflicted-may_ dispense with mourning altogether, if they have the mind. Simple black answers all tho purpose, and the term for tliie is great ly curtailed. We no longer feel that we owe it to the memory of the deal dead to make ourselves uncomfort able. and to spend money on mere show oa mere signs and symbols to gratify the watching world. Deep in our hoarta wo bear the sacred imago—we keep alive the holy (lame. We have loved that noble man, that pure-souled woman —the father, the lnydiand, the glorious brother, the mother who bore us, and the sister playmate. Wo have loved for all our life; we shall love to the hour of death. But need wo then clothe ourselves in crape and woolen, and mark ourselves "Bereaved" as by | a placard pinned to our breast? Far better and more suitable-aye, and ; sometimes far more sincere, too—tin undemonstrative acceptance of tho in j evitable - the quiet eherishingof seorel , sorrow-tho close concealment of tlie was our cradle who The sorrow lies there, :. ... sacred love, and we do not wish t world as a beggar unfolds his sore. We do not wish to be questioned not condoled with. Who can comfort us? No one! What gi tlie world to Haunt our grief in crape and weepers in the face of tlie curious, I Tec 1 does it do us or tlie world to Haunt our grief in crape and weepers in the face of tlie curious, the unsympathetic, the critical? Tec t" soon loft gauntlet of all out Far bel.tot the slightest indication that is posse a general tl.is which attracts genera) l' a ! much" or "too little"—"t off" or "too long kept on"—"the fashion want to run the dead friends' criticisms? ble —so slight as to notice - than attention?—Duchess of Rutland, in too smart for mourning" or "the depth ridiculous for the occasion." Do we escape London Queen. i ARMY-WORM REMEDIES. How to Stop tiio lucre»«* or Till« He re A K ric-«ltunil Fest. worm, according to Mr. •c Bruner of the Nebraska Ex str j The army ; Luwre périment Station, lias appeared in that State in threatening numbers; and as of checking its increase he suggestions in a a means makes the following recent Station Bulletin: Chief aiming tho remedies adopted for keeping in check the increase ot this pest is the burning of old grass, stubbie and other like receptacles for and hibernating larva 1 . Per for the absence of 1 the eg haps this accounts the pest from our frontier settlement» in this nnd other Western States for the past twenty years and more, tha customary fall and early spring prairis fires having destroyed such eggs and larvæ as would otherwise have entered spring and summer cam This is a preventive before the The burn* upon tile paigns. pest has "materialized, ing should be postponed until spring lias well advanced, to bo of most benefit. During late years, the increase of area cultivated, and the prevention of starting fires on the prairies, espe attic districts" of the dally in tlie • Northwest, lias perhaps been the di rect cause for the presence of this in sect in injurious numbers. Ditching, rolling, plowing, etc., are remedies that can be used advantage ously now. Ditching and fencing can be resorted to in preventing tho worm» from passing from ono field to another. j- ence boards set on edge and saturated w iu, kerosene will effectually check an a( ] valu .j ag column, after which they cftn j estl .„yod by crushing. Ditch in(fi w i t h tho opposite side of the ditch fpom ttl0 advancing host "dug under," "corral" the worms for the time belng whon they can bo destroyed by ! CPU shing, or by covering .them with j h a ^ or s tniw and setting fire to it. j p ()isoniny: w^h London purple and p apis p re en has also been resorted to : with good results; but as long as other j ttn j i OS s dangerous methods do not fail.it is advisable not to resort to these. Grass or grain that has been 8])payed w ; t b these poisons should neyep be fed to stock, as there is dan . ger of poisoning animals so e . Orange Judd Farmer. J -"Mr. William C. Smith and Mis. Mary White wore very successfully married at the home of the bride'. parents last night." was the rather unusual way in which a young reporter began an account of a wedding, which was at least one instanoe of marriag# I »ot being a f ailur e» j PERSONAL AND IMPERSONAL. —Tho wifo of Senator Reagan, of Texas, is his private sue rotary, and as such.draws u salary of six dollars a l ' a >' - .In: Diazoi is the name of a Mex iean living in Santa ltarbara County, California, who is one hundred and twenty-nine years old. Ohio wh — "A mother of preachers"—this is wlml a writer calls an elect lady in was tiio mother of live living Methodist preachers, all effective. P. S. (lilmoro. the band master, gives tills terse autobiography: "1 Hrst saw tlie light in tho bogs of Conne mai n, but I was born in Boston in the nineteenth year of my ago." After all, tlie queens of nrt are great r than the monarchs by birth, Patti refused to sing for Queen Vic toria last year and Bernhardt would not piny for tlie Sultan of Turkey a few days ie ria 1 Emperor of (Tina, a boy of seventeen, has a serious hesitation in bis speech and speaks with eonsider lle is quiet in disposi tion. but very obstinate whon once he has formed an opinion. Mrs. Bnbeeeu Kobertson, of New York, a member of tho Church of the able difficulty. Heavenly Rest, has given $200.000 for the establishment of a summer resort, at some place near tho city, for the iv ,,f peer mothers and their el.il ... — Miss Messel MeGann, of Canada, a teacher of articulation in the Missis sippi Institute for Deaf and Dumb, who died at Jackson recently, was known in every institution for the deaf and dumb in the United States and Canada as a successful teacher. —Miss Helen Blanchard, of Phila delphia, is the possessor of a very large fortune, which she derives from her invention of the "over and over" attachment for sewing machines. Site borrowed ill exorbitant interest the money necessary to pay for.her palent illiee fees, and now enjoys an income that is exceeded by that of but lew women in Huit city of rich spinsters. —Mr. Windom is tho oldest member all ' by in tlie of the new Cabinet, being nearly sixty three years of age. Mr. Miller is tlie youngest, not having reached his forty eighth year. Mr. Blaine and Mr. Busk are about the same age—tifty nino. Mr. Proctor is lifty-uight and Mr. Truey sixty. Next to Mr. Miller tho youngest man in tho Cabinet is Mr. Wanamaker, who is not quite ftfty not us? l E. C. Carrigan, of Boston, who or died the other day, was noted among Dartmouth men not only for his prom t" 1 ' ll ' 8 ivotivity as an alumnus of tho ccBcgo. 11° had an interesting col lege career. Ho worked his way through, taking six years to complete He was manager of tho boating club when Dartmouth won so ond place at Saratoga. He received a scholarship of two hundred and fifty dollars from tho college, and Inst year l' a "l the money back. He was one of a committee representing tho alumni in the management of tho college, and it, was through his efforts that tho degree of LL. 1). was given to General B. F. Butler. Dartmouth men not only for his prom inence in all educational matters, but his course. 'A LITTLE NONSENSE." —Young man—"Will you givo as sent to my marriage t<> your daughter, sir?" Old man (firmly)—"No, sir, not a cent." —"Gentlemen of the jury, have you agreed? What is your verdict?" "We find the prisoner not guilty, if he will leave towfl." — Descriptions often tell nml»» The J si I inly sport intimes flush. For pales! m- •l'iie tallest man is orten short. —Merchant Traveler. —"This is what might bo called a water-bury," said the champion skater when he fell through tiio ieo in tiis ef forts to in ike time.—Jewelers' Weekly. —Teacher—"Now, Johnny Smart, Johnny —"But it's rain make 'K.'" ma'am." Teacher—-"Well, what ing. ma'am." house crying, and in a very mussed up condition. bis mother, "haven't I told you time and again not to play with that wicked little McCarthy boy?" "I Iiain't been with him," sobbed Tommy; of that?" Johnny—"We can only when the sun shines, Drake's Magazine. •K' make Tommy Traddles came into tho "Now. Tommy," said Bazar, replied, heartlessly, w ,-itc for it any more, any how, not to t .},j s office. Come down after it yourself, and if we've got any to spare you can take it along with you, Tra | c _| n , Birdie."—Washington Critic, ol i, e rs had given it up. („quired tlie teacher. tiio kid. wisely, and the answer pugged ._Washington Post playin' • lie's been playin' with me."—Harper's —"I do not write for money," said n poetess, proudly, to the editor; write fur love " "Oh, do you?" ho "Well, don't "I _"What did Noah live on when the flood subsided and his provisions in tlie Ark were exhausted?" asked a West End Sunday school teacher of her class last Sunday, squeaked a little girl, after all the "Well, what?" "Dry land." "I know,'' —Police Judge (to officer)—"What is the charge against this prisoner?" officer—"Smashing a window in a jew J elop . g gtore ." Judge—"What did he f^t?" £f cer "", A Judge-"!hen it is a watch case, Officer surprised)-"Yes. sir was pretty well 11M f, our when I ^ lg Dot worth SO I j He much as solid goods, we'll give him ^,..1 tut no.—Jewelers' Weekly.