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FRED. SASSOKR, Jr., f Eo,tors Vol. 5. THE dmjje’is ° IS PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT UPPER MARLBOROUGH, Md TERMS PER YEAR: If Paid in Advance 82 00 ll not Fold in Advaiifp - 50 To Mlninters and Tearhors at lialf-nrlee. Advertisements conspicuously inserted at the rate oi One Dollar |*er square tor the first insertion, ami Knty Cent* lor each subsequent insertion. Eight hues (or its equivalent in space) constitute a square A traction oi a square, when it exceeds a half, will be counted as a whffie square—all under will be i a red as a half. Liberal arrangements will be mule with those who wish to advertise by the year ; but those who advertise by the year, must confine I heir advertisements to their own business. All letters, communications, &c should be addressed to the undersigned, ROBERTS & SASSCER, Editors, Viper Marlborough , Professional Cards. Dr. Norman B. Scott, HAVING determined to locate in tlii* Town offers his professional services to 11. e public. He can be found at the office of ].:s father Dr. Richard J. Scott, when not professionally engaged. October B—ly.B—ly. JOSEPH K. ROBERTS. WILLIAM STANLEY. Roberts & Stanley, Attorneys at Law, UPPER MARLBORO’, MD. HAVING associated themselves in the practice of Law, offer their professional services to the public. They will practice in the Courts of Prime George’s and the adjoining counties and the Court of Appeals. Q^"Prompt attention given to business. J in B—lßß6—ly. r7b~ bTcHEW, Jr-, Attorney-at-Law , Upper Marlboro’, P. G. Co.,Md., WILL practice in the Courts of Prince Georae’s atui llie adjoining counties, i ud promptly attend to ail business entrusted t i him. Also representing AV. T. Shackelford, gen eral Insurance Agent, Baltimore. Jan. Ist 1886—ly. "FRED. SASSCER, Jr., ' Attorney and Counsellor at Law, urV E R M A R I. R 0 R O’, MD. ~R. B. B. CHEw7 TV 11 oney at Law, - Upper Marlboro', P. G. Co., Mil.: WILL practice in the Courts of Prince George’s and the adjoining counties and the of Appeals. December 23,1881 —ly RICHARD E. BRANDT, Attorney at Law, i UPPER MARLBORO’, Prince George’s County, Md., WILL practice in the Courts of Prince j George’s and adjoining counties. Pa 1 - | l cular attention given to the enllectiy claims, etc. [July 22. ISBI t- ] JOS. A. & JOS S. WILSO.V, ! Attorneys at Law, ; OFFCIS; Upper Marlboro', Prince George's Co., Md. * Prince Frederick, Calvert Co., Md.: WILL practice in the Courts of Prince i George’s, Calvert, Charles and Saint < Mary’s Counties and Court of Appeals. t February 18, 1881—tf . ! I FILLMORE BEALL, Attorney at Law, Cliouncsy Building. No. 31 il St.. WASHINGTON. • C.; WILL practice in the Courts of Prince . Geoige’s and the adjoining counties.— Letters addressed to Beltsville will receive prompt attention. January 3,1879 —1 v DANIEL K. MAG RUDER, (laic of the Court of Appeals,) Attorney-at-Law, PRISCE FREDERICK, < CALVERT COVKTY, MAKTLAKD, Will practice in Hie Court of Appeals and in the Courts of St. Mary’s, Calvert, Anne Arundel. Prince George’s and Charles coun- ! ies. Office and address, Annapolis, Md. March 30, 1883—If C. H. STANLEY, Attorney at Law, No. 8 Courtlaiid Street, * (near Lexington.) BALTIMORE, Md.: W1 L L practice in the Courts of Prince ■ George’s and the adjoining counties.— Letters addressed to him at Laurel will receive prompt attention. February 10, 1871 —tf C. nagruder, Jr., attorneyat law, UPPER MARLBOROUGH: 117 ILL PRACTICE in the Courts of Prince VV George’s, theadjoiningcounties and the Court of Appeals. Jan. 10, 1862—tf William I. Hill, ATTORNEY AT LAW, | Upper Marlborough: HAVING resumed the practice of Law in Up- j per Mariborongh, attend to | any businessentrusted to bis care. Upper Marlboro’June 30, 1865—tf w. jTlatimer, 8 URVEYOR, Upper Marlborough. Prince George’s County, Maryland. May 10, 1884-ly ~ ■ i NOTICE! rrVIRd NDERSIGNED offers Ids sendees to the public as a Veterinary Surgeon, . an 1 claims to cure fistula, sweeney, splinter, wind-galls ete. • JOHN 11. JOHNSON Mitchellvilie, P. Geo's Co. April J ), 18S7 - tf. WANTf* DiAmbitious. Energetic, t ffHW I tUI to secure ami fill our orders In hi* 1 A MAN || tlol \- Responsible House. References J IWHH •|exchiiffc<l. (AlvlulC A I ADV different department X A f> V,* 15). I? JJ J. UA v GUOS,, nos 1,5*55! NV.IS7S TO SIOO fSJje Wivtft f Jtnqmfet Com vi is si on Merck ants. | M. H. MOORE. J- F. MOOD. I Win. H. Moore & Co., GHIOCER.S AND ©mmuissioit 105 South Charles St., Baltimore, Mn. Particular attention given to inspection and sale of TOBACCO, the sale of Grain and all kinds of Country Produce. Dec 25, 1885 —ly. Louis F. Detrick & Son, emission Mentals FOR THE SALE OF Leaf Tobacco, Grain, AND OTHER COUNTRY PRODDCE, 108 S. Charles Street, BALTIMORE. Mr. R. 0- Mullikin will have charge of all Tobacco consigned to me. RTCoiulgnmeiin Solicited, and Liberal Advances Made. Jan. 18, 1886—ly. .7XO, U, HUDGINS & CO,, ©ommissiflu glmknts, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN XI AIY, M X Xj L.F E E 13, Corn Meal, Grain. Straw, Seeds, Cor Pralt SI & ITlcElderry’s Wharf, BALTIMORE, Md. Apr. 2, 18£6—(jm, Thomas 0. Price & Co. Com mission * JfMerch ants, 56 S. Charles Street, BALTIMORE, FOR SALE OF TOBACCO; GRAIN, WOOL, AND ALL COUNTRY PRODUCE. LEO IE HAYDEN former Tobacco Inside tor gives his personal attention to thi branch. CC7”Consigumeuts solicited, promising our best efforts to give satisfaction. FERTILIZERS. BUY OUR VICTOR F< ,R T °- BACCO. li I.a 'fond me rest 7 years trial, - < v, s '' ren'itarioTi of FIN£B IQU Vl.i I V .i.Ml' tl I DBA* (JD as anv Fertilizer in be market, it Joes not fire, but keeps the Tobacco growing umil ripe, and curing nicely. It is a special Tobac co and Wheat Fertilizer. Our WA -17~ KVH TT .’V, specialty tor Wheat, and Wneal ami Corn Fertilizer liave proved their value for these and other crops. Our FERTILIZERS are rich in the best crop producing elements in the most perfect combination, and we confidently offer them to Farmers for good crops, fine clover fields and permanent improvement of their lands. them. March 20, 1886—ly. B. C. Peesstiias. Jons Stoke* J. H. DORSET! with PKESSTMAN & STOKES, GENERAL Commission Jl Merchants, . TOBACCO, GRANT, FRUIT, and BOOL., 106 S. Charles St., Baltimore, lid Seeds and Fertilizers Always on Hand. FEFERENCES. National Union Bank of Maryland ; Arm strong, Calor & Co; John A. Dushane & C Jan. 16, 1886—ly Hotels, Restaurants, Eic. fvosp cct NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK. TERMS: $2, 52.50 and $3 ])cr Day. For persons traveling upon business or pleasure, with families, alone, or with parties of tourists the PROSPECT PARK HVISE is THE BEST HOTEL AT MAGIP.A FALLS- S. R PORTER, June 27—tf. Manager and Ulkiik. Grand Central Hotel, ON THE EUROPEAN PLAN. ! \o. 43 uiiiki:t space, ! Between Hawk A Lombard Streets, BALTIMORE, MD. Free Concert Every Evening. K7“Thc whole House i ewly fitted up. Rooms in first-class style. First-class Rooms by the Day. 50 ets., with Board SI.OO. First class waiters in attendance. Bar stocked with the finest Wines, Liquors at.d Cigars. [rrOl’EN ALLNIi.HT.it- Citizens Line of Cars pass at the corner of Lombard at.d Market .Space. Capt. CHAS. MY EDS. Prop. Jan. 18, ISSJ-ly NOTICE. . PERSONS having back taxes to pay can save a liberal discount l.y purchasing County Paper, which they can obtain in sums to suit for all years from 187-1 to ISBS inclu sive by applying to the undersigned- J. If S. SASSCER, Oct. 22—'f. Upper Marlboro’, Md. AND SOUTHERN MARYLAND ADVERTISER. UPPER MARLBOROUGH, ME)., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25. 1887. ! Lansburg 3 Bro’s Column. I j LANSBURG : & , BROTHER. | Largest Store IN ! AV asliington. I | I ] ■ Having closed out the entire stock of a large ! importer, we are enabled to offer you BAH- i GAINS in Beaded Fronts never before shown. ' Fronts at $1.25; former price, $2.75. j Fronts at $1.40 ; former price, $3.0(1. Fronts at $1.70 ; former price, $3.75. Fronts at $2.00; former price, $4 50. Fronts at $2.50; former price, $5.00. Fronts at $3.00 ; former price, $6 50. Throughout they are marked at less than half their real value. We warrant them all perfect goods. ADVANCE SPRING STYLES. DRESS GINGHAMS I 5.000 Pieces Dress Ginghams, in ail conceiv able Checks and Stripes, Domestic and Im ported production. 2.000 yards Jephyr Dress Ginghams at 121, cents per yard . worth 20c. These are beautiful goods and warranted to keep their color. There is a finish to these goods equal to the finest, and in appearance resembles it closely. ■ A full line of DRESS GINGHAMS at Bc. per yard, in Plaid or Stripes. Pomono Cloth, in Stripes, only 15c. ]>er yd. JAVA CLOTH. Entirely New : Warranted Fast Colors. Crinkled Seersucke s 12Jc per yard. ADVANCE STYLES IN SATTEEN. 2.000 pieces . f FIGURED AND DOME - j TIC SATEENS We imp r iiii-oiv-i Sattee>i direct from F eei lit n-i Fix- u-h mk-rs, Koeobin Fceres, aici hav- p.i'ien■ ■ aig gned i<> hs alone. Tl j fact prevents too many certain patterns to le sold in a city, which every lady will be pleas ed to know. ADVANCE STYLES IN DRESS GOODS. DOUBLE-WIDTH MIXED SITTINGS. —34 inches wide, 12Jc per yard. 36-inch Novelty Cashmere, 37ic. per yard. The prettiest goods yet shown. Ask to see those yard wide plain checks, 48c. per yard, worth 65c.. in all the New Spring Suitings. Beautiful patterns in new colorings, in checks and plaids, in all the different g r ades. I Our Exhibition of Fine Dress Goods never : lias been equaled. Our Spring Styles are rapidly coming in.: ADVANCE STYLES IN GENTS’ SPRING NECKWEAR. I 500 dozen Men’s Spring Ties, in Satin anil | Silk Four-in hand and Teck shapes, 25c. The question has been repeatedly asked; How do you sell such beautiful neckwnr with such a good finish at such a small sum? We have goods made to order at our sug gestion, and pay the biggest money to secure the most for the money. Our line of -50 c. Neckwear is the nicest yet | shown. IN GENTS’SHIRTS W’eare ruuniu; a Gents' Unlauniered S'dit at 47c. This is full length, re-enforced 2000 linen bosom and cuff bands, felled seams and j felled bosom, |>atent stayed and gu-sated. per-; feet fitting, and a LAUNDERED SHIRT AT 73c., ] Which is the best Wamsntta Mnsliu, 2200 linen bosom and wristbanbs, gussetted and | stayed, hand-worked button bole , re-enforc j ed, perfect fitting; sizes—l 3; t> 17, inclusive | ONE PRICE. 1 ! ; i LANSBDRG & BRO-1 420-422-434-426 SEVENTH ST., . WASHINGTON, DC. February 25, 1887—ly. 1 Miscellaneons Adv ’tisements relieve moro quickly than any other known rvm fay: Kheumatisni, Nenralfiria, Swellings, KtilT Nock, Bruises, /ST - Burns, Scalds, C*uts, Lumba- IWt'N BlcurißV, Sores, F rost-bites, |B| Ttackauhc, Son* Throat, JSJ Sciatic.!, Ui.nmH Hcodacho, idPz Toot hat he. Spmiiis, etc. I’rice a bottle. Sold by all Caution.-The Sfen ii ino Sal ration Oil I tears our rerjiatu'red Tratio-Mark, nnd our fae-plmilo signature. A. C. Meyer <& Co., Solo Proprietors. Baltimore, Bid., V. b. A. DR. BULL’S COUGH SYRUP For the cure of Coughs, Colds, Hoarse ness, Croup, Asthma, Bronchitis, Whooping Cough, Incipient Con sumption, and for the relief of con- I sumptive persons in advanced stages ; of the Disease. For Sale by all Drug gists. Price, 25 cents. i September in, 1881! —ly. j C HARLES McRAE, Wholesale and Mail LIQUOR DEALER J\'o. 11l .V. Calvert Street, NEAR THE IKPr. lULTHIORE, >ll> Best $ J Whisk';/ in the City. IT ! Oct. 2,188.7 —1 y. The best Liver and Blood purifier known. In use for over 100 years. It cures all diseases origi nating: from a disordered liver and impure blood; such as Bilious Attacks. Malaria. JDyspt isia. Diz ziness, Sick-headach o, Constipation, ft las. Scrof ula, Erysipelas, # Boils, Pimples, ami Female Complaints. Being pleasant to take, it is an ex cellent remedy for children. Price. SI.OO per bottle, ■ample bottle *25 cents. We also manufacture the following Victor Remedies: Victor Cough Syrup, Victor Infant's Relief. Victor Pain Balm, \ ictor Liver Pills and Victor Liniment. Every bottle is Guaranteed to grive perfect satisfaction. Try one # ’ bottle and Ihi convinced. I’ric*. ** per bottle. VIC TO H Ui; >ll DIES (O. Sob Prop's. I IjEDEKIi K. MJ. ■■■■■WOHRmSHT*] Fel. 12, ISSS—I y. # THE RHEUMATISM CURE DOES THE BUSINESS. Thousands have tried it and found relief. There is abundant testimony to this point, positive and ua solicited, \vh;eh should convince the nuwt skeptical. If you suffer with Rheumatism, send for a pamphlet which tells what has lie* :x done for others. It isnent free. To be cured costs only f. r one box is buflicient for the worst case. IT HAS NEVER FAILED J. ('. McAllisKeb, for many years with flood, Bonbriirbt A (s„ now with IWxxl. Brown A Co., Plata . says : ** I sitffeivd from KbeuiuatiKin so terribly that 1 uonld hardly \\alk. was at times unable turn my ln-ad. T tried the Russian Bheimiatism Cure Inside of two weeks 1 waa completely cured.” Descriptive pamphlet, with testimonials, free. B If mailel. 10c. additional. PflCO ) It n'teintend, Joc. more. SSIAN’P 1 One box - Nonetienuino d.H-s the without this businesH. xAW ?IC/ Trade-Mark. RHEUMATISM As yet it is not to l>e found at the stores, but can onlv Ik* hal by eueh*sinr the amount as abme, and uddressimrthe American proprietors, PFAELZER BROS. A CO. .Market Nrcec. Pliibidelpbla. Apt il 2, ISSB - ly. GOTTSCHALK & CO „ IMI’GRTERS AND DISTILLERS AMI CURERS OF FINE WHISKIES, 4-. S & 48 6 & 8 LIGHT ST. BALDBRSTON ST BALTIMORE MD. Do.-. 25. I .*>S5 —1 y, OI K UAH liM ss Mark Down Sale i.-- now in lull Ojcr;ition, such an opportiuiiiy I<> strictly first class ( LOTH 1 \(I for Men, Boys ami Children a) such incredible low fiyiircs has not occurred in lo ycai’s, Kvcrvthiny must he sold, cost what it may. Don't de lay as yoods are heiny oacerly l>nrchascd ! \ cimw.ls of shrewd laiyers. I'm lit 1 uvatest liaryains of our ! inif'-c \ -n o; wrile to Acme Hall, 17 i! IliillimuiT .'ilm'l, (\ I a \ 1 M 1:1 ;; ) Near Charles, ka i/mioiti;. J.tn.2 1. Isst C. - W attl S I'VE BEEN THINKING. I’ve been thinking. I’ve been thinking. What a glorious world were this. Did lolks mind their business more, And mind their neighbor's less ; For instance, yon ami I, my friend. Are sadly prone to talk Of matters that concern us nut. And others’ follies mock. I've been thinking, if we begin To mind our own affairs. That possibly our neighbors might Contrive to manage theirs. We've fault enough at home to mend— it may be so with others ; It would seem strange if were not. Since all mankind are brothers. 1 ih ! would that we had charity For every man ami woman : Forgiveness is the mirk of those Who know “to err is human/’ Then let us banish Jealousy- Let's lift our fallen brother. And as we journey down life's road. “Do good to one another." THE QUEEN-MOTHER TREE. "The queen "I the Veyetahle King dom” is truly si (il title for the cocoa nut palm tree, not onlv on account of n''regal attire, hut aho a- being a bountiful mother, to whom every in habitant of the torrid zone must look iiji with awe and gratitude. No other tree, no plant ran be compared to it. and those happy children of nature who live beneath its pleasant shade, and who know nothing of the "gilded age" of an outside world, venerate and worship it as the ancients did the sun. for the palm tree contributes every thing they need for life and •subsis tence. The owner of a palm grove, if only consisting of sonjg twenty trees, owns a fortune and need not work; he finds It is wants supplied : all he has to do is to gather in the harvest and pre pare for Iris own taste and convenience what nature so generously provides for him. Lucky it is for him perhaps that the eocoanut palm does not grow all over the world, or else the w hole hu man race might be waiting and sleep ing away their lives in eocoanut groves like monkeys in their favorite haunts. The coeofl-palm thrives only tinder the influences of salt water and sea breez es. and whether near the shore or some distance from if. it is always leaning toward the sea. So sure and true is this penchant, that if a traveller should lose iris wav in a thicket or a forest, and should emue across a cocoa-palm : it would serve him as a landmark, or to tie mmv correct, as a seamark. A most interesting object of obser vation is a eocoanut in its state of de velopment or generation. It may fitly be called "a vegetable egg” for it seems i to pass through the same stages as an egg that is being hatched. The w ater in the nut becomes the vital agent like! the yelk in the egg. And what strength and life giving power it must contain to send its tender shoots through the side of tlie hard nut shell, and then through four or live inches of the toughest fibre. Indeed every part be longing to the tree seems to be fibrous: the base and root become in time such an entangled mass of fibres that no storm, no hurricane was ever known to uproot one of them. Vet the ground on which they thrive best is far from solid.tint often only sand, thrown up bv the tide. The slender, always 1 crooked stem of tin* cocoa tree rises to a height of from sixty to ninety feet., and is surmounted by a crown of some, twelve or tifti-en leaves, while the fruit itself grow s close to the stem, just un derneath this leafy crown. A good trie will produce annually about a hun dred nuts, and these are estimated at the value of a dollar. The immense leaves are put to a great many uses, owing to their size and firm texture. The miii-rih. from twelve to fourteen feet in length, is in great demand as fuel, and yields, when burned, a large 'amount of potash.— The children too make various kinds of playthings with these leaf-ribs and j the parents in their turn invariably use them to Hog their children with. Here in the tropics where slippers are a greater scare! tv than a fragment of the palm-leaf, the latter is an important factor in disciplinarian economy, and as nature has graded ilowa the palm leaf in such a bountiful manner, from thick to thin, from a blunt rib down | to a -harp edge, the average boy here ran tell exactly what sort of a Hog ging he will get when he sees Iris mother eoininir. judging from the part of the leaf she carries in her hand.— Barring this ignoble use of a part of a j cocoa -palm, all (■!->■ serves for the good I of mankind, and new machines are be ing invented even vear to decorticate ’ everv fibre of this already useful tree. The nuts grow so close to the stem that tlie wind very ratvlv touches them: only a certain degree of matur ity causes them to fall, and by some strange provision of kind nature they; never seem to fall on anybody's bead. During niv long sojourn in the trop ics I never heard of anvone who was hurt by a falling cocoamit. It is an interesting spectacle to watch "" a palm grove during a heavy storm. The long hut slender stem stands linn and immovable, only ihe graceful crown of I.aves sways too and fro. Each leaf | consist of a double row of fringe, and the movement of these greatlv increases the usual noise of a wind storm. Even the birds seem to love and sing the praises of this tree, from the glorious kingfisher down' to the ugly turkey buzzard, who loves to sit and sun him self, standing with outstretched wings on the mid-rib of a leaf. I’h half decayed cocoanuts lying np jon the ground bear a striking resem blance to the skull of a monkey; it is probably this very fact which has giv !eu the tree its name through the early , Portuguese uovigators, who first made (it known to the western world. The B - word •‘cocoa" is supposed to he a con traction of ••macaco” the Portuguese for a monkey. A full-grown tree, which it is after ■j its seventh year, will bear flowers and H fruit in their various stages of maturity 1 for twenty years, or even more, thus ■ combining beauty, fragrance and ntil • it v, and surely the author of the scrip ture must have had it in his mind when • wrote “that the righteous man shall ’ nourish like the palm tree." — Isakkt. • Cantin'i / Home Journal. 1 Pleasant Homes. It needs not a splendid edifice, vel vet cerpets, or a costly-spread table to I make home a pleasant place. Heaati. fill surroundings are always pleasant to both eye and ear. but for more attrac tive is a mother's cheery voice and smiles of welcome. Hoys will he bois terous and girls will be heedless, but fretting does not straighten matters' and a genial word is far better than loud, angry ones. Would mothers re member that in the long time ago they were young and had their time, that they, too, as well as their frolic some children, once loved fun.it would be happier for all the household. The children of the present are not much different from those of years ago. — They have the same buoyant natures, the same feelings that their parents had at their ages, and if mothers would think of it, they would sympathize more fully with the noisy tramp that ! now sometimes almost distracts them. A happy childhood is one of the great est blessings that can fall to the lot of ■an individual, and that blessing is on ly to he found in a pleasant home.— Home influences arc what make or mar a person’s character for life; therefore the importance of having that home pleasant and enjoyable. What if the 1 boys do track up the floor occasionally ? We know whose boots did it, and we knmv. too, that the feet that wore them are not straying into evil paths while : they trample in our sitting-room or kitchen. Tand if the girls get things out of place in their careless way, we had better set them to rights again than drive them from home by constant frc.- ting. Pleasant memories are blessed things when you grow old, and the re membrance of a mother’s loving pa tience is one of the last things to be j forgotten in life. Good Advice to a Sou. I The Nashville Un lon, pit hi ishes the i facsimile of the following letter, writ ten by the venerable father of Tennes see’s new governor, Hon. Robert E. 'J' ’ | 1 1 \ i i‘ i c b\ . . j-.v,-r. .in-ms oi me law. i by the demands of an enlightened eon serience. (:H sanctioned by the exac tions of the supreme divine code. 1. I.et no temptation, however fasci nating, attractive or plausible, induce von to ignore the requirements of your -elf-ivspect, or to forget the eye of (iod is always upon von. and that the re cording angel unerringly journalizes our lives, and that the record will meet ns on judgment and determine our eternal fate. .">. Let your promises be few and and strictly performed. •i. 1 >*ont forget that the eves of jeal ous rivals, false friends and open ene mies and their ears are open to all you sa\ and do —therefore think much j and often and let vonr words be few j and well-chosen. " ; t. In all questionable eases choose to SrCCESSOR TO ) ESTABLISHED •THE PRINCE GEORGIAN.’) A. D. 1801. say and do all things that art* clearly i right and never doubt fill. ■ j N. llememher and forget not that i all tin* matt-rial treasures of this world i aannot restore a bankrupt character or f replace a ruined reputation. I b. I>o right under all circumstances, ? even at the sacrifice of place, power and i prospect of wealth, and if it keep you * poor to the end of life. ; in. Place your hand in the hand of ■ Jesus and beg Ids guidance anti protec ■ lion and contingency, and mav tin* i love and peace of (loti be with you a I ways. Affectionately your father. X. I>. Tvvi.oi:. Regenerating a Farm. Three years ago it thrifty old Mer man purchased a farm of eighty acres in an adjoining township. It was a farm that for about twelve years had undergone such a course ol misman agement and abuse as had almost ruin ed it. It was in about the worse possi ble condition, but the wise old man knew what was beneath the unprom ising surface and at once proceeded to put it in trim for his daughter and prospective son-in-law.* It was sur rounded by an usage orange hedge fif teen to twenty foot high, with gaps in it three to live feet wide stopped up with rotten rails in such a manner as to offer special inducements to stock of all kinds to pass through ami devour or demolish what little grew upon the hind. He began the campaign very early in the Spring by attacking the hedge, and great was the curiosity of the neighbors to know how he would proceed to make an effective* fejice out of it. He cut it all off close to the ground with the exception of stubs eight or ten feet apart which were loft strung with four barbed wires, the low est s inc hes from the ground and the others ten inches apart. From the stumps of the old hedge there sprang up a thick and vigorous growth of thorny shoots, which were trimmed up on both sides and guided into the gaps and twisted among the wires in such a mander as to make one continuous, close hedge. When this new growth attained the height of the stubs it was topped, which caused it to thicken up and branch out omong the wires. Bv the Ist of September he had a combin ed hedge and fence that was smooth and hull proof and almost chicken tight. As a holtndry fence it can hard ly he excelled. It is pig-tight and with judicious trimming will remain so for years, with no repairs other than the annual pruning. Through this farm ran what is call ed here a “branch,” a cut or gully three to six feet deep and thirty to fitly feet , wide. in a shallow ravine which was fill ed with coarse grass, hushes and gigan tic weeds, and so miry as to lx* impas- , sable during the greater part of the year. The old gentleman laid a four inch tile four feet deep down the centre of this, broke up the sod and with har row and drag cut and ground it down fine, smoothed the rough edges of the gully and then sowed it with timothy, red top and clover. As a result the branch can he crossed anywhere at any time of the year, and the second year , after it was tiled he cut enough hav out of it to pay the entire cost of the tile. In the lower esruer of the faun, where the branch made its exit, was about five acres of rough, bushy land that had , never been cultivated. The crab trees , wore cut down, and a fence built around . a cheap shed erected and a lot of 1 beep turned on. In addition to what hey could obtain among the brush they ( eceived one feed of hay per day. The ait let of the lile land in the branch ran tilo the end of a long trough and kept hem supplied with pure running wa- ‘ •r the year round. In two years they almost ex term! mi- ; •d the brush and now they have been I uperseded hv a lot of pigs, without ' iugs in their noses, and they literally , timing the -oil and remaining brush - tpside down. Next vear that lot can < •e fitted for wheat about as easily as my portion of the farm and it will yield fully forty bushels per acre. , The son-in-law i- as thrifty and in- * telligeiil as the old gentleman, and he 1 has brought that farm upfront what was an eyesore and a blemish on the , face of the earth to Ik* a model or an agricultural college. | He is the greatest man who choses , the right with invisible resolution. | who hears the heaviest burdens cheer- ' fully, and whose reliance on truth and virtue is the most unfaltering. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The i past cannot he changed. The future 1 i- vet in your power. A child who grows up loving good i hooks is saved from many temptations ' that beset the einptyminded. He can always find a good companion ; he need never he lonely. Noll r I The What-Not. If there is one thing more pleasant 1 than another to a woman, it is to have her husband tell her just how to man age a house, and go into details as to the arrangement of everything. His ■ air of superiority is so perfect, as he tells her what he would do to eeotn mize on the household expenses: how he would make the servants do their duty, and how he would have all the work finished in just two hours, tlint it is really edifying. We know of a man w ho said he could do more work in out* day than his wife could do in three, and 1 don’t believe any woman ever forgot the result of his first and only trial, when he under took to do the work in the house while she followed the plow. He gave in gracefully, and honestly said that she could do more work in one day than he could in seven. Hut the man left no children, and his race is gone from the face of the earth, for now no man will attempt to change occupations with his wife, in the first place, nor would he own up to the truth with such good grace. All men now content themselves with finding fault with their wives management of the household, hut they do not hanker after a trial of it. When ti woman has a sick headache, and has to give up the reins of govern ment for a day to the husband, he shows his superior capacity by letting the children run riot. hv. spoiling ev erything he undertakes to do. by mak ing the house look as if the plague of the seven years' locusts had till con centrated into that one house, and de vastated it to utter desolation: and then, when the pale shadow of the snf fering wife makes her appearance again, and stands aghast at the dread ful sight, he is actually aggrieved, and puts his hat on and goes off in a fit of the sulks, and it takes her at least a week to repair the ravages of one day of absence from the helm. The careful little wife will go to market, and look about her with far seeing eyes, and no butcher or other dealer can shake her resolution in the question of "cuts” or other neeessitiss. She kr.o.vs just what she wants, and how much. • She may not be able to keep books by double or twisted but she knows how much she wants to spend and what for, and she goes home with good, wholesome, cheap and suit able merchandise, each article adapted to the other, and enough for two or three days, three meals each, and one extra meal out of the remainder. She looks at a joint with a view to hash, or ragout, or pies, or minced meat, or some future possibilities, and in her quick brain she mentally divides the joint into so much for each member of the family, and so much to be left over for something else. She buys her marketing with a clear knowledge of her subject and can make ten dollars go as far as a man can twenty, and still save herself a nice silk dress in a season besides. Watch her husband when he decides to take the reins of government into his hands, because his wife is extrava gant. Just see the keen and yon-ean’t oheat-me kind of an air which he adopts, and which the market men know like a book. He isn't going to be fooled, not he. I will spare the reader the harassing details, and only • sav that when he goes home with his economy his horrified wife finds that he has bought the choicest cuts %nd enough of them to last four days at least, but that he has got till things that must be used at least within two days, or they will spoil, and the same way with the vegetables. lie has spent nearly twice as much money as she would have done, and got a lot of perishable material, and forth with la* gets angry, and says mean things if she opens her lips in mild protest, ami likely as not gets up and leaves the house, and eats his meals at the club. The real facts of the ease are that whenever a man grows dissatisfied with his home under the management of his wife then is something wrong. Either he is extravagant himself, and wants to curtail the legitimate expenses of his family for his own selfish pleas ures. or he is bilious, and wants a good dose of blue mass, with lots of epecac thrown in, or his affairs are going bad ly, or he is allowing himself to degen erate inti* that most disagreeable creat ure. a cross old man. There is no cure, except when the unwonted desire for retrenchment comes from hard times, and then the best thing to do is to take his wife into his confidence frankly and fairlv. and let her do the economizing in the house while he does his share in those things which men are apt to consider as mere tri ties. The true woman is the I test manager for any household, and though her ar guments on abstruse subjects are gen erally limited to her convictions, and “because" she knows how to “manage" and the sensible husband will let her do it, and praise her for what she has done; and, above all. not scold for what she lias failed to do. and let him he sure that in all eases she docs hett*r than he can.