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The Prince George's enquirer and southern Maryland advertiser. (Upper Marlborough, Md.) 1882-1925, August 12, 1887, Image 1

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T E K M 8 rE U Y E A 11:
II Hld iu Advance *'
If not Paid In Advance
To Stlul.lera and Teaclien* H * ,1
Advertisements conspicuously m>ertel at the ra e
of Oue Dollar per square for the first msertion, and
Fifty Cents for each subsequent * u ‘ g re
lines (ur its equivalent in space) coiistitiite a square
A traction m a square alien it exeats .‘
le counted as a wlude square—all under ue
lateii as a hall. m*~ Liberal arrangements will be
made with those >cli* wish t.> advertise by the year,
but those who advertise by tbe year, must coo line
(heir advertisemeiils to their own business. All
letters, cotumunieations. Ac., should be addressed >
the undersigned,
Upper Marlborough,
1 ‘rofession a I Cut cl s.
Dr. Norman B. Scott,
HAVING determined to locale in I hi* i
Town offers Ins professional services to |
the public. He can be found at the office ol i
his father Dr. Richard Scott, when not
professionally eima^ed.
October S—ly.
t' O. MAORI 'IIKU. .ms. 8. Ml I.WON- j
Jlagruder A: Wilson,
Attorney s-at-Jjaw,
Upper Mariboro', P, G. Co., Md.
Room No. 34 Gunton Law Building, Louisiana j
Ave., near Oth St., Washington. D. C.
WILL practice in the Courts of Washing- |
Urn City, IVnuv George’s and adjoining; i
-counties of Maryland and in tin* |M ary land
Court of Appeals. i
Will lie in Washington City ollice on r inlay ,
and Saturday of each week.
March 2,1887 —tf. _|
JUsEPU K. Ib-llf.llli. wTmTaM STAM.FV.I
Kobrrls X. .Manley,
H\Vl\ti associated themselves oi the
practice of Law, offer their professional
services to t tie public. ....
H ey will practice in the Courts of Fume
George's and the adjoining counties and it.e i
Court of Appeals.
OS”Prompt attention given to business. ;
Jan B—lßßo—ly. i
R. B- B. CHEW, Jr,
Attorney-fit- haw ,
Upper Maki.boho', P. G. Co.,Md., j
WILL practice in the Courts ol Prince i
George's and the adjoining counties. |
Hint piomplly attend to all Imsiuess entrusted |
to him. „ „ , ,
Also ivpresentiiig W. T. hliackelfoid, n- |
eral Insurance Agent, Raltimore.
dan. Ist 1886—ly. ]
Aituruey ami Cauiisiiliir at law,
UPP Eh -M Ahl. BO U O’, M J'-
rTb. b. chew,
JN 11 o noy at Law,
Upper Marlboro ’, P. G. ( Md.:
YT7ILL pi act ice in the Courts of Prince
VV George's and ttie adjoining cnuulies
and the Court of Appeals.
December 23, 1881 —ly
Attorney at Law,
Pkixcr Gkoboe's County, Md.,
WILL practice in tlie Courts of Prince
George's an.) adjoining con lilies. Par
liwular attention given to the collection ol
claims, etc. (July —> 181S1 1)
Attorney at Law,
Cliouncey Builfiiug. No. 31 41 St.,
WILL practice in the Courts of Prince
George's and the adjoining counties.—
Letters addressed to Ueltsville will receive
prompt attention.
January J, —lv
(late of the Court of Appeals,)
PlilXt K EhEhEhICK,
Will practice iu the Court of Appeals and
iu the Courts of M. Mary’s, Calvert, Anue
Arundel, Prince George’s and Charles conn
ies. Office and address, Annapolis, Md.
Maivh 30, 1883 —tf
A-ttouiiey at Law,
(Vo. Courtlund Street,
uiiu,- hexintjlon.)
WILL practice jp the Courts ol I’rinci
George’s and the adjoining couulies -
Lvilers addressed to him al Laurel will receivi
prompt Attention.
February it), IN7l—lf
Williuiu I. Hill.
Upper Mai-lburuagh;
HAVING resumed the practire of Law in C p
per Marlborough, will promptly attend 1
any husinessentrusied to his care.
Upper Msrihuro’June 30, 1865 —tl
W. J. latim 1:1.1,
Upper Marlborough.
Prince George's County, Mary la id.
■ ■ Insane Personi Restored
m ■ ■ Nerveßestorer
■ r.,- aif Brain At Nwkvk Di&rasbs (>// sure
cure Am* ArftdivHS >’</', etc.
iNi-ALf iblp if a. directed. A.< fit* after
fir it i/.iy’i it if. Treatise and $j trial I Kittle free I-j
Fit patients, they paying wipresvi barges on l*o *•> fieii
received. Send names. P. U. and express address <•{
atfli. ted to l>* Kl.lNt.gn An hSI '.Fi.iladfluhia.Pa.
J.-agists Bhii'Aßt JA JMITAIING J-RADDS.
ifloney <o Loan.
0\ 1; KAI. F.S FAT KIN I *l% I\ ( I'. (
vOUiilVv in sum? in Mii, ;*t mx |<**r cvnf.
ROBKK I S Jv S I amt:V,
Attorney* of I uw ,
Ala,i ll II —if Uppei Mailbuio , M1
She prince (Geonjes iniquit'cr.
Commission Merchants.
939 Louisiana Avexue,
Washixgtox, D. C.
[HAVE associated myself with t lie oi l re
liable hi m of Rullen >V McKeever, for the
transaction of a general Commission Business
for the site of Cattle, Sheep, Lambs, Veal,
Hogs, Poultry, Eggs and all kinds of country
Thankful for the liberal patronage of my
friends of Prince George's 1;, the pas'. 1 res
pectfully solicit the in the future.
Very Respect full v,
! April 22—ly.
SI. II MOORE. J- F. Sll.'lll 1.
Win. H. Moore & Co.,
(commission .Qlrrriiauts
105 South Charles St.,
Bai.tisiore. Mo.
j Particular attention given to inspection and
! sale of TDRACCO. the sale of Grain and all
| kinds of Country Produce.
Dec g.'i, ISSfi —ly.
JiOiiis F. Detriek & Son,
iConmission Mercliails
Leaf Tobacco, Grain,
108 S Charles Street,
| Mr. K. O Mullikin will have charge of
all Tobacco consigned to me.
| iT'CcikMlgiiuienls Solicited, and
■.literal Advance* .’•lade.
Jan. is, 1887 U
(Eommissiou Kfcrdiauts,
HAY, TVL I Xj li.r 1 E E IX,
Ctirn Meal, lirahi. Straw. Sods.
(or Prait S( & WrUlilerrv’s
| Oct. 1 s-t'—6m.
! B. C. Hia-iios. .I..HN S routs
J. H 1)0118 HTT
Comm inaiau JfterchaHl s,
and Wool.,
106 S. Charles St,,
ISaltiiiiore, fid
I Seeds and Fertilizers Always mi Hand.
National Union Bank of Maryland; Anu
■ strong, ('alor ,V Co; John A. Dnsbane tV C
1 Jan. 16, 1886—ly
fliomas (!. Price & Co.
i Commission Merchants,
’ 110 S. Claries St, Baltimore.
,1 i LEO H. HAY DEN, formerly Tohaeco In-
i s|'elor, gives his |‘rson:i! attention
to this Branch.
Solicited. Quick Sales and
Prompt Returns.
Fertilizers Reduced in Prices to Suit the I ones
Quality kept up to full Standard.
* VICTOR for Tobacco < '.edi S-h no ( i tmi
! WAVEKLV for Wheat .V
! Con, “ 30 00 j*i ton
: Dissolved Aniltior.iat.id
M Bone and Potash .... “ 30 ((it per ton
1. • Wheat and Corn Fertilizer “ Of [.er ton
it [EF”Acc. pled Drafts at 3t| to fill Days consi
' dered I tash.
To Resjionsilde and Prompt Paying t 'u-.to
— i mets -mi I'rop Time willuml ml.-iest.
Vidor Vio per ton
Waveily 3o •• ••
Oissolved Amniomaletl Rone and
Potusl ■ ’ “
Wheat and •'on. Fertilizer..., 30 *• ■■
10 It has stood the lest often years' trial and
i has the deserved reputation of making the lin
; list quality ami as inueli I oli uvo as any l er
— tilixer in the market. It does not. lire, tint
keeps the Tobacco growing until ripe, curing
nicely. A s|ecial Tobacco and \\ hear Fer
i tilizer, good for all crops.
, The WsWEBI.V sjieeially for Wheat and
Corn. The ilissotved Anonotdated Bone and
Potash, and tin- Wheat and Corn Fertilizer,
j lotve ail proved t .eir value for these and all
! crops.
Our Fertilizers are rich in crop producing
elements in the most pert'eet combination, and
we confidently otferlhein to Farmers for good
crops, line clover fields and petinanenl uu
pr.neniehl oft heir lands, try litem.
< Infers {soliojitst.
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llolu -I Mini .11 >l.Oll 1.0 ' el' M
1 did TONIC lor Slieuvdi. i.mr O.r >.1...iv u-Ir >'
1 J. H V\ iilkel,a,..> V o . ■h.l,il.i..(e < A.U
Lanshuvg Era’s Column.
Hotel Proprietors,
f and the Public in General are
herewith informed that we are prepar
ed to furnish you with House J’ix
ings. We have anticipated Hie de
mands that would he made on this de
partment consequent upon the many
strangers that will lie attracted here
during the coining drill. We will war
rant botli the price and wear of any
article sold yon out of our House Fur
nishing Stock.
Having supplied the majority of the
Hotels and Families of Washington
and the neighboring counties for the
past twenty-live years gives ns an ad
vantage over the others, for we are ful
ly able to supply all.
Among the many articles we keep
we only quote the following, for want
of space, but we would like you to vis
it our department and become better
acquainted with the new goods;
6-1 inch Bleached Dainatk, f.O cents pet yard
worth 63 Jc.
6-f inch Bleached Damask, 70c. p-r yard '
worth 80c .
73 inch Half Bleached German Damask, 7'<
cents : worthß7c
-64 meh Unbleached Genual, 1) tmask, .'.O
worth 6 lc
.j | ini'h Unbleached German D.unask, Nile.:
wort!) 50c.
64 inch Unbleached German Damask, 30c.;
worth 4 lc
Tmk y Red Damask, 35, 3 Li, 50, 60, and
75c per yard.
In new design* and colors guaranteed
5 8 Dinner Napkins, 1)1 worth 81.35
5-S Dinner Napkins, 81 50 ; worth 83
3 I Dinner Napkins. $1.50; worth 83.-5.
r,-8 Red Boidered Unbleached Napkins, $1:
Worth $1.40.
Lunch Napkins, :ki, 40. 50, and 75c per doz.
Bleached Doylies, 50c, 75c, '.Kte., sl, $1.35.
$1.50, $1.75 and $3 per doz - w ith or w ithout
I .orders-
Turkey Red and Cardinal 'fable Covers, in
all sizes.
10 4 Unbleached Red Bordered Fringed Ta
ble Cloth only $1,25.
10-4 Bleached Fringed Table Cloth, $2.25.
20540 Undressed Htn k
20x40 Undressed Hack Towels, 12Jc.
20x40 Undtessul Hock Towels, 25,■, or $2.-
75 per dozen.
2-1x44 Extra Heavy German Damask Tow
els, 2;m*.
20x44 Turkish Towels, P2jc.
21x42 Turkish Towels, ISc: worth 25.
Fancy Turkish Towels for Tidies in new
exclusive styles, 10, 12i, 20, 25,33, and i’mV.
Our slock of Clash Toweling embraces all
of the best makes.
18 inch Glass Toweling, 10c.
18 inch Bleached Toweling, tic.
A full line of Plain Linen and Momie
Stamped t binds.
Lot 13—72-imh Bleached Double Damask,
new designs, at $2.25 per yd; worth $3.
Lot 11—72iuch Bleache l Double Damask
at $2 ; handsome patterns, a good value, $2.75
Lot ! 1 —72 inch do. at $1 75 ; would he
cheap at $2 '25.
Lot 8— 72-inch do. al $1.50; worth $2,
Lot 5—72 inch do. at !7c : worth $1.25.
Also a lew pieces ol 72-inch Bleached Ger
man Damask, at $1.15 : real value $1 40.
3 4 Dinner Napkins, al $2 75, $3 51) s.>. i 0
and $-) per dozen.
Our House Furnishing Department is .mii
veiiienlly locale.! on the First Floor, next to
the elevator.
tryKieiv aiticle Malted One I*.ice

1 I
May 20, lss7 - ly.
JUiscellancou s Adv’Hscnients j
For Cure Colds^
Hoarseness, Croup, Asthma, Fron
chitis,AVhooping Cough, Inr ipicnt
Consumption anti fortita relict of
consumptive persons in advanced
stages of the Disease, lor Bale
by all Druggists.—l’rire, ‘Jo cents.
B,'pteinber in, 1880—ly.
Wlitrltsitic ami I!(‘tail
Xu. l/I.V. Cah-erf ttfrert,
IMi.TI HOKF, >3 0
Best rS J Whislei/ in Ihr ( V///.
Get. 2. I —iy.
$2.50 Did It.
Tlio pornnp namod Ivlotr had spoilt thousands of
dollars iu tin* awvrotratu t.> ir t rolkf Iroin Hheu*
inatism. int ::11 to no imtd lh*V tru d tho
m ssian Kin:riiATis.n t t re* "hu-u
costs two dollars and fllty rt-uls. Thcv pay it qniuk
lv and completely cured them, and that they ha\Q
since hail no return of Rheumatic trouble.
We publish a little pamphlet (sent free to any ad
dress w-iviiur their te-L. • tiy Just as tliey irave it tr>
11s; but if you haw any doubts about the matter,
write any of these lli ’.ievtd lliieuinatics, and K 4 't an
expression from then:;
J. I>. Wnrrr. Blormshnrfr. Vn.
Samuel Burns.of Uas;::an Laneasler.Pa.
John .MuLauohi.in.
William Semple. Alleghany. Ta.
F. D. Middleton. 8.-dfonl. I .i.
R. (?. Pouter. Ghcrry 11:11. Md.
K. M. Kinslow. Nt Nvt-ii Hamilton. Pa.
Col. D. Theobald, You.mrstown, Ohio.
The Ifiis.wmn Hlirniimlisni (Tiro has saved
everv !*: istrivt-n it a fair tl lal.
n nrx ' IfimdedKV additional.
Price bkayu. i mom.
Be troe <■ O I " ,x *
As yet it Ip not to bo found at the stores, hut can
.iuly be had bv eaclosixwr the amount as aboTe, and
addressing the American pr-n rietors,
LSIU-821 Market Street, t’liiladctiihlu.
April 2, 1886 —ly.
The best I-ix’er and Blood pnriDrrknow In
use forever 10ft >\ars. Itcu.i ..il d.-. .Mir:p
luitim; from :: d.
such as BRious Ar .i ; -. t . -u: l La
ziness, k-h<.. i . .Con
via, J': vn ‘i\ : ;
Complaints. Ih-Inj; pi . •> I . • I. .His an ex
cel lent rei'udv: i re’; ‘M,, • -
sample botth > cents. thu
following Victor lb modi.. ; \ dc v• ■ !gh Syrup.
Victor Infant • V;ci
Liver Pills and \.I tr ! inim | i: I ottle
auarautccd t" gi\ c p* rfect s:u ; >fa- ■. Try ono
bottle nml be corvinecti I - -.A. pr bottle.
VICTOR KK.VKDir.s ( #.. ' olv I'rupS.
Feb. 1-. iss.'i 1,.
I> KRH 'N> lit' ii. bark tax.’? w j.ay ran
save a lihe:-.l by I'tiiehasing
('omit v I‘.,ih>i, w b>, i. : In-' ■ in iditaii, in -mms
to uit fur all \•-i:• t. -:m i>74 1“ U-.V inelu-
MVt* by apiiiyin; In mt let-i;n.-.1-3
(let. 22—If. i'pp. l ; ’ia I'lMi-ii'. .'3.1.
Free Treatise
m—mirauu — ■ --6..V18
limn < A I 'ABRIL AS ill M \. 818 >N< liITIS.
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A.Miexs. Di: l: \ I K A CO.
28.3 S. ( lark Stroit. i im Al.iiO.,
BrO '/loutif I’noil's (In i'i ]<-
vlftiou of this i,,use for
siijijiI i/i)i</ ito joi/i/fi- ii'ilh
thr i// //• -7 < 'tot/i/lir/ for
Mill. J>oi/.s trait ( hil.tr.
at the V- r.j I.or. .-J ,f t.ott.rm
/.r..' -- .’ I '.'ill/ ..i'll/,
iin.l u.o.t> i ■ oi'tir. Tin*
Sir's i/'i if II 7/•///
0h.i1.l of .it' j.r. ' ’iis , ,r/i i/i
--it.s. . n! )'o/l |
V-iH hr ,r.dull if
-IIAI.I. J'"./ i/o •,
Pratt and Hanover Sts.
Samuil and Mail Ordlrs Receive
Mix 3—tf.
Hi M phenomenal capacity
For myth and unveracity.
And details mod impos-iblo he'd give with per
spicacity :
With legend- most ajocryilirtl
Helentlessly he*d talk you full
And tell the truth with trembling fear, but 1 e with
great audacity.
lb vti.uM sit and calmly chronicle
Tale- absurd and uncanonical
With an air of perfect frankness and without a
Miii je sardonical;
Misty legendary fancies
Thahrou read of in romance-*.
With an autocratic accent and a manner histrlou
And lie i<>ld with great verbosity,
A ml lingual velocity,
Lies ot must artistic finish and ph ;il<ih.mi il mon
-. ruifly ;
Lies that shamed the race of liars
Since the time ol Ananias,
I'hat would make the Munchausen green with
jealous animosity.
But his talent gave him station
And superb remuneration.
For he worked upon a paper at a princely com
pensation ;
< n an enterprising journal
He gave his oath diurnal.
And swore by afiidavit to its monstrous circulation.
—V. IT. Fans in Till Hits,
The Log-end of the Two Sacks-
Tin-tv is an ancient legend thut tells
of an old man who was in the habit of
traveling front place to place with a
sack hanging behind hi< haelf and
another in front of him.
What do you think these sacks were
ford Well 1 x\ ill tell you.
In the ono held ml he tossed all the
kind deeds of his friends where they
were quite hid from view, and he soon
forgot all about litem.
In (lie one hanging round his neck |
tinder Ids chin, he popped all the sins
which tlte people he knew committed,
and these he was in the habit of turn
ing oxer and looking at as he walked
along day by day.
One day, to his surprise, he met a
man wearing just like himself, a sack
in front and one behind. He went up
to him and began feeling his sack.
"What have yon got there my friend!'"
he asked, giving the sack in front a
good poke.
"Stop don't do that 1" cried the other,
‘■you'll spoil my good things."
‘•What things?” asked nuinlier one
“Why. my good deeds," answered |
number two. ‘d keep them all in front |
1 |
of me. where 1 can always see them
and air them. Sec. here is the half
crown 1 put in the plate last Sunday:
and the shawl I gave to the beggar
girl: and *he mittens I gave to the
crippled boy; and the penny I gave to
the organ grinder; and here is even
the benevolent smile I bestowed on the
crossing sweeper at my door; and—"
‘•And what's in the sack behind you?"
asked the first traveler, who thought
his companion’s good deeds would nev
er come to an end.
“Tut, tut," said number two, "there
is nothing I care to look at in there I
That sack holds what 1 cal! my little
“It scents to me that your sack of
mistakes is fuller than the other," said j
number one.
Number two frowned. He had nev
er thought that, though he had put j
what he called his “mistakes" out of
his sight, every one else could sec them !
still. An angry reply was on his lips, J
when happily a third traveler—also J
carrying (wo sacks as tlicv were—over-;
took them.
The first two men at once pounced ]
on the stranger.)
“What cargo do you carry iu your)
sacks r' cried one
“Let's see your goods," said the other j
“With all mv heart,” quoth the
stranger, “for 1 have a goodly assort
ment and 1 like to show them. This
sack, “said he, pointing to the one
hanging in front of him. “is full of the
good deeds of others."
“Your sack looks nearly touching'
the ground. It must he a pretty
weight to carry," observed number one.
“There von arc mistaken," replied
lhe stranger, “the weight is only such
a sails are to a ship, or w ings are to
an eagle. It helps me onward."
••Well, your sack behind can bo of
little goo,l to von.” said number two,
-for it appears to be empty, and I see
it Inis a great bole in the bottom of it.”:
“1 diil it on purpose.” said the strait ,
ger; “for all the evil 1 hear of people
1 put in there and it falls through and
is lost. So von see 1 have no weight
to drag me down haekwards."
Correct Speaking.
We advise all young people to :tc
| quire in early life the habit of using
\ <*H>d language, both in speaking and
writing, and also to abandon the use
of ,'lang words and phrases. The lon
i gcr thev live, the more ditbenll the ac
quisition of language w ill he. and if
the irolden age ot youth- the proper
lime for acquisition of language—he
passed in its abuse, the unfortunate
i victim of neglected education is very
probably doomed to talk slang for life.
Money is not necessary to procure
this education. Every man has it in
It is power.
He lias merely to use the language
which you read, instead of the slang
which he hoars, to form his taste from
the best speakers and poets of the coun
try, to treasure up choice phrases in
his memory, and habituate himself to
their use, avoiding at the same tim e
that pedantic precision and bombast
which shows rather tbe weakness of
vain ambition than the polish of an ed
ucated mind.
Wealth and Poverty.
it is hard to be poor, but even hard
er for some to be rich, for they must
have to stilie till the finer instincts of
their natures in its greed and hoard.
They cannot live longcf in the old
home where they were reared in pri
vation and obscurity. The old friends
I who knew them at that stage of exist
ence must be ignored despite tender
memories and associations : and if they
happened to be born in a log cabin, as
was the great Webster, they dislike to'
hoar old incidents narrated that would
\ indicate its early architecture. They
arc secretly satisfied when they hear
of the demise of the old settlers, for
ohl people remember too much and
are prone to dwell upon the past and
its events which are not always agree
able to the fastidious car of the fortu
nate jKissessor of thousands. There
are hut few evils to which wealth is a
stranger; the poor are exempt from
many. It is not only how gain shall
be accumulated, but bow it shall be
preserved from trapacity or invested
in safety; this is the consuming care
of many who seem to forget the uncer
tainty of their life tenure, and think
only of the means they should adopt
to hold the treasure they have toiled
so long and arduously to amass.
They scorn those who have not been
so fortunate in laying up their glean
ings, and are unwilling to help them
under difficulties as they feel no pity
for those who have perhaps scorned
the low trickeries and evasions of truth
i that helped to till their own purses.
Wealth is a Lx l to industry as its ac-
I qnisition removes all incentives to ac
! tlon the strongest of which is to secure
a comfortable living or competency.
It begets a love of ease and sensual
j indulgence that is an enemy to health
! and to the formation of a strong deci
ded character.
It often proves a hx‘ to mental im
provement, as its possessor is apt to
imagine his wealth is all that is nec
essary to recommend him to the respect
and confidence of the world, hence the
pitiable blending of money and imbe
cility which we so often deplore.
The rich man. it is true, has tine vi
ands and clothes, but be can only eat
a certain quantity and wear but one
suit at a time. He has fine houses,
cost I v pictures and furniture, but be
I is only sheltered from the weather like
j other men, andean only look at his
j fme things, a privilege accorded the
! poorest.
He can ride no easier in his fineenr
■ riage titan the poor man does in the
! omnibus, and all his money cannot buy
| an hour of time or defray the transpor
| tat ion of bis treasures beyond the grave.
I Men trust to their riches in every
; emergency, and the religion that teach
jes us to cast our helplessness upon a
! higher Rower has to them but little
value, and to find an humble consist
j cut Christian in this class of persons
j is almost as rare as to find lire in a
When our great me n and women can
be manufactured out of metal, it is
time for us to look upon humanity as
a worthless fabric' that lias no value
apart from the tinsel and garnish trap
pings that men employ in its ornamen
! tat ion.
Aside from the high functions of
his stewardship, the rich man should
not value himself above bis fellows:
and when he fails to discharge the sol
emn duties of his responsible calling,
he is more to be contemned and pitied
than his poor neighbor who dispenses
his little charities and eats his hard
earned bread with an humble, thank
ful heart.
To Leant to Swim.
ITobably one of the best ways of
learning to swim is to go with a emir
peteiit teacher iu a boat in deep water,
this supporting the body more buoy
antly than that which is shallower,
and preventing the constant tendency
of beginners to touch bottom, w liiclt
here is, of course, impossible. The
teacher should fasten a rope securely
• round the waist, or, hitter still, to a,
■ belt which can neither tighten nor
f slip down. The rope may be fastened
■ to it short pole. Supported in this
•| manner the pupil may take his proper
; I position in the water and practice the
successor to ) ESTABLISHED
necessary motions, and the support of i
the rope may he gradually lessened i
until the pupil finds himself only sup
ported by the water. Thai is the first
great lesson with which to inculcate
the beginner, viz., that he cannot sink
if he will but keep bis hotly under the
water, only his month and nose expo
sed. His body then is lighter than
the water and lie will float, but every '
ounce of flesh he shows above water is
equal to about a pound of load in
weighing hint down.
Corks and bladders are often used
as supports for learners, but it is much
better to begin without them. Life
preservers tire of little use, as their
bulk is generally all around the chest,
and they binder a free use of the arms
and impede the motion. Swimming
with a plank is not a had w ay.
Those persons who plunge into the
water when they are heated by exercise
and remain in it until they are benumb
ed with the cold or exhaust themselves
by violent exertion are the most sub
ject to attacks of cramp. The moment
tlte swimmer is seized by cramps in the
legs he must not suffer himself to feel
alarmed, but strike out the limb with
all his might, keeping the heel down
ward and drawing the toes as far up
wards us he can, although at the time
these movements give him great pain.
He may turn on his back and Jerk the
limb into the air though not so high
as to throw himself out of his balance-
Should these attempts prove unsuc
cessful he must try to reach the shore
with his hands, or at till events keep
himself afloat until assistance can be
procured. If he cannot float on his
back lie may swim upright, keeping
his head above the surface by striking
the water downward with his hands
near the hips.
How to Glean a Horse.
There is little doubt that a large
share of the horses would be more
healthful and thriving, capable of great
er achievements and more enduring if
properly groomed. The “Farmer's Re
view" tells how it should be done as
One of Hie most important things to
be observed in the management of farm
horses is their cleaning, and yet it may
be safely stated that nothing is more
neglected by the majority of farmers.
The horse should never be cleaned or
harnesed while it is eating breakfast.
Let horses eat their food in peace, for
many, from sanguine temperament or
greed, bolt their oats when handled
during the time of feeding. Harness
can be quick enough put on after the
feed is eaten, and time should be taken
to comb tbe mane and tail, and nse a
wisp of straw- on the body and legs.
When the horses come in at dinner
time, they should at once be unharnessed.
The feed is then to be given, and before
the harness is again put on the horse
should he thoroughly rubbed down
with a wisp of straw or hay. If the
horses are very warm on coming in?
they should be rubbed down inane
diately after the removal of the har
• The cleaning or glooming, which
should be done at night, consists first
iu currying the horse with the curry
comb to free him of the xlirt adhering
to the hair, and which being now dry,
is easily removed. A wisping of straw
removes the roughest of the dirt loos
ened by the currycomb. The legs
ought to he thoroughly wisped, not
■ only to make them clean, but to dry
up any moisture that may have been
: left iu the evening, and at this time
the feet should be picked clean by the
foot picker — i. an iron instrument
made for the purpose —of any dirt ad
i hering between the shoe and the foot.
: The brush is then to be used to remove
■ the remaining and finer jiortiouof dust
■ from the hair, which is cleaned from
. the brush by a few raps along the
currycomb. This w isping and brnsh
' ing, if done with some force and dex
ter it v, with a combing ot the tail and
mane, should render the horse pretty
clean, but there are more ways of
grooming a horse than one, as may be
witnessed by the careless and skimming
: way in which many hired hands do it-
The skin of the farm horse should at
all times be clean it not sleek, and a
slap of the hand upon the horse will
show if there is loose dust in the hair.
The currvcomb Should not he used
below the knee, as it is apt to cause
' injury. For cleaning the legs and feet,
. nothing is better than the water brush;
- and when fitting a horse for the show
yard. it may also be used on the body
with water, or even a little kerosene,
i but tlte latter is not required for com
mon cleanliness, but merely to impart
• a temporary gloss.
i How many farmers can say that
r their horses are cleaned as thoroughly
1 as am* have advised in the above? How
s much longer would horses live, work,
r and remain healthy if the above sug
-2 gestions were put into practice? These
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arc questions ■w hich it will be well to
consoler and answer at leisure.
Christian Mothers-
When Napoleon I. was asked: What
is the chief need of the French Empire ?
thinking of flic intense individuality
the strength of character, inherited
from Lcetitia Hounaparte, to which he
owed his own unprecedented rise in
life, he replied; Mothers. The man
of blood and fortune had regard only
to the nation's temporal welfare; but
we, looking round upon the spiritual
condition of the world, may echo his
words, and declare the great need of
all lands to be Christian mothers —
mothers whose hearts are aglow with
love to Cod, and whose minds are
steadfastly set to obey His command:
“Take this child and nurse it for Me.”
Who can calculate the debt owed by
the world to Christian mothers who
have made their homes a centre of
light at which tapers have been lit that
have carried celestial radiance into the
dark places of the world ? It is to a
mother's influence and prayers that we
owe the wealth of heavenly learning
and the comfort contained in the “Con
fessions” of Augustine, which have
strengthened the hearts of generations
of men. Had Monica not prayed year
after year, strong in faith, though
heart and flesh well nigh failed, Au
gustine the prodigal would never have
become Augustine the saint. Amidst
the revelry of Home, the quiet music
of Monica’s voice sounded in her son’s
secret heart; over against the painted
faces and brazen smiles of the women
of the sinful city, was set in his mem
ory the holy sweetness of his mother’s
eyes; through all his wanderings the
golden thread of his mother’s influence
was never broken, though sorely strain
ed ; and drawn by it, he at last arose
and humbled himself before his moth
er’s (iod. Thus by that lonely Numid
ian widow, a jewel trodden in the mire
was won for the Saviour’s crown.
Eating too Much.
The average farmer and farm laljorer
are chargeable with two failings, which
injure health and shorten life, both
heirlooms of a barbarous feudal age.
Thev eat too much and bathe too lit
tle. Some of the food is objectionable
as to the qualify, but the quality is less
harmful than the quantity. The far
mer's out-door life gives him a vigorous
appetite, and not enough restraint is
exercised against an excess. His table
drinks, too (which may be chissed as
part of his food), are so objectionable,
being very generally strong tea and
coffee. The drink failing is particu
larly prevalent among the females.
When a person regards strong tea or
coffee as an absolute necessity for a
meal, it is, in itself, a bad sign. An
appetite for an unhealthy stimulus is
fastened on the stomach, and the path
to disease is short and easy. Nature’s
simplicity is gone, and in its place are
nervousness, changing moods, and a
tendency to enjoy other stimulants,
such as the most highly seasoned food
and condiments, and, not infrequently,
intoxicating drinks. Children yet in
arms are brought up to tea and coffee,
and the whole range of condiment,
along with pie and cake to any extent,
and their tender stomachs are disor
ganized at an early ago. Then u hen a
dangerous disease sets in dyspepsia,
heart-burn, frequent colic, flatulcncj,
nausea, etc, the child is “weakly,” un
able to work, and, an early death is
regarded as “an inscrutable dispen
sation of an all-wise Providence.”
There are thousands to-day half broken
down, prematurely old, complaining
that “food docs them no good,’ or that
it “distresses them,” and who are run
ning after the doctor, or swallowing
quack medicines, who could yet be
cured bv a proper system of diet.
Some, it is true, are too far gone, and
vet hardly one in a thousand will listen
with patience to a kind remonstrance
against his bad habits.
He that is choice of his time will
also be choice of his company and
choice of his actions.
A statistical sharp has calculated
that if 32,000,000 persons should clasp
hands, they could reach around the
Economy wisely directed is not on
ly stingy or mean, but the thing that
makes benevolence and generosity pos
The Pennsylvania legislature before
adjourning passed a law offering incen
tives to the citizens of the State to cul
tivate trees, amt prescribing severe ]>en
alties for their wanton destruction.
Elam Urowu celebrated his nineti
eth birthday recently on bis ranch in
Contra Costa county, California. He
bought the ranch from its Spanish
proprietor forty years ago, and has liv
ed there since. Seventy-five of his im
mediate kindred helped to eat bis birth
day dinner.

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