JOSEPH K. ROBERTS, )
FRED. SASSOKR, Jr., f Eo,tors
° 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.
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oi One Dollar |*er square tor the first insertion, ami
Knty Cent* lor each subsequent insertion. Eight
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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
ROBERTS & SASSCER,
Viper Marlborough ,
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
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-,
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
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, ;
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 . !
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
January 3,1879 —1 v
DANIEL K. MAG RUDER,
(laic of the Court of Appeals,)
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.)
W1 L L practice in the Courts of Prince ■
George’s and the adjoining counties.—
Letters addressed to him at Laurel will receive
February 10, 1871 —tf
C. nagruder, Jr.,
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, |
HAVING resumed the practice of Law in Up- j
per Mariborongh, attend to |
any businessentrusted to bis care.
Upper Marlboro’June 30, 1865—tf
Prince George’s County, Maryland.
May 10, 1884-ly
~ ■ i
rrVIRd NDERSIGNED offers Ids sendees
to the public as a Veterinary Surgeon,
. an 1 claims to cure fistula, sweeney, splinter,
• 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.,
105 South Charles St.,
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,
FOR THE SALE OF
Leaf Tobacco, Grain,
OTHER COUNTRY PRODDCE,
108 S. Charles Street,
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,,
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
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
CC7”Consigumeuts solicited, promising our
best efforts to give satisfaction.
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.
March 20, 1886—ly.
B. C. Peesstiias. Jons Stoke*
J. H. DORSET!
PKESSTMAN & STOKES,
Commission Jl Merchants, .
TOBACCO, GRANT, FRUIT,
106 S. Charles St.,
Seeds and Fertilizers Always on Hand.
National Union Bank of Maryland ; Arm
strong, Calor & Co; John A. Dushane & C
Jan. 16, 1886—ly
Hotels, Restaurants, Eic.
NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK.
$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,
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.
Citizens Line of Cars pass at the corner of
Lombard at.d Market .Space.
Capt. CHAS. MY EDS. Prop.
Jan. 18, ISSJ-ly
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.
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
ADVANCE SPRING STYLES.
DRESS GINGHAMS I
5.000 Pieces Dress Ginghams, in ail conceiv
able Checks and Stripes, Domestic and Im
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.
Entirely New : Warranted Fast Colors.
Crinkled Seersucke s 12Jc per yard.
ADVANCE STYLES IN SATTEEN.
2.000 pieces . f FIGURED AND DOME - j
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.
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 |
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 |
LANSBDRG & BRO-1
SEVENTH ST., .
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
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
J\'o. 11l .V. Calvert Street,
NEAR THE IKPr.
Best $ J Whisk';/ in the City.
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.
Fel. 12, ISSS—I y.
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
Descriptive pamphlet, with testimonials, free.
B If mailel. 10c. additional.
PflCO ) It n'teintend, Joc. more.
One box - Nonetienuino
d.H-s the without this
businesH. xAW ?IC/ Trade-Mark.
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
CURERS OF FINE
4-. S & 48 6 & 8
LIGHT ST. BALDBRSTON ST
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
17 i! IliillimuiT .'ilm'l,
(\ I a \ 1 M 1:1 ;; )
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
- 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.
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
.">. 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
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
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.
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
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 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
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.
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