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rillLLKOTIlK, LIVINGSTON COUNTY, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, MAY 1, lssi. NUMBER 37. (TRUEST TOPICS. KltiiiT tlioiisaiul Chinamen are cm ployed in California as house-servants. Up to date lilt; Saull Ste. Marie Canal and improvements have cost .:!,! il 10,111 III. Six thousand negro skives were 1 i 1 cratctl last year in a single province of llrazil. Jacob Paul, who was a boy at thi! buttle of Wnlerlo .entry in Worcester, Mass. ilniiiiiiur , died rc- TlIK senate of Massachusetts has re jected Iho proposition to holil a cmi-vi-ntion to revise tlui eonstilution ot the state. A liB aiikamm: series of letters from (iurihuldi nntl one or two other leaders in the cause of Italian unity an' ap pearing in Hamburg. Tin; coming of age of the czarevitch on the Gth of May will lie celebrated in St. Petersburg, and not, as so.ne ac eotintshavu it, in Moscow. An Iowa judge asserts that the trouble with our laws is that lawyers in legislatures make them, anil will never let any outsiders amend or im prove them Two young women in New Orleans earn ? IK ,1 month by keeping bunks, and on Ibis have bought and are pay ing for a cozy little home for them selves and their mother. A iikcknt traveler along the Hi f the Panama canal predicts that of the 15,1100 workmen now engaged there fully two-thirds will be dead before the canal is completed. A San FitANrisin backman is being sued for J?H1,5H5 damages by a man whom he knocked down and ran over with his hark. Amonii the articles deemed necessa ry by a committee chosen by Ihctown for an ordination dinner fur the lirst settled minister of (iorhani, Me., Dec. 20. 175", were two gallons of brandy twiil lour gallons of rum, ........ 1'llliV continue lo add new stories to tall tenement buildings in New York, and then when they take lire they won der why it is that Hit! occupants cannot escape. A tire escape a tlo.cn stories up in the air isn't of much account. TllKcelobratcd land case of Williams vs. Conger, 011 trial the past week in the United States court at Waco, Tex., has been decided in favor of the defend ants. The suit involves Iwcnty-ciglil thousand acres lying in the north western pari of McLennan county. The case has linen ill court a number of years, and will doubtless be carried to the supreme court of the United Slates. In order to ascertain if logs could be lloalcifor rafted from Pit river, Shasta county, California, lo Ihe bay city, a man named Dock Kennedy was sent out last week on a pine lug, to under take the novel trip. The log was twenty four feet in length and four feel in diameter 1- ,,. ..lii.i ; .....i,,.. proof clothing and supplied with plenty of food, which he carried in a knap sack. He made the trip, sonic Hall miles, in four days. It is stated thai there is living in London in pnvetty a man who was formerly acaplain in the British army. His wife is represented to be of noble Knglish blood. She says that her father was a member of the British tinny, and that when the hotly of Bonaparte was removed from SI. Helena he was one of the guard who walked by Ihe casket, ami that when the Collin was opened she herself saw the body of Iho dis tinguished general. Peoplt in London arc hewing Mr. Lang and his wife in order to prevent their being carried lo Ihe poor-house. TllK Toronto (Jlube erctlils many young Canadian women with lite good sense of no longer regarding domestic service as menial, as women generally seem to believe, ami prefer the drudg ery of the kitchen to the drudgery of tho factory. The result of this change offceli.igis that gooil domestic ser vants can he obtained for moderate wages, which, for plain cooks, range from f?S lo ?l) a month, and for house maids from .?l lo $S. If more Ameri can gills could be made lo sec domes tic service in the same light these Can adian girls do, they would bo hatter fed, bcttci cloth 'd, better housed anil hap pier. Mns. Pikuck, wife of Dr. (ieorge Pierce, of Colleton county, S. C, has been a paralytic for years, unable to walk without assistance or render her self tho slightest service. She has just been cured by a miracle, it is said. A religious meeting was held in the Methodist church at Cottagcville, whero Mrs. Picrec lives. She was per suadcil to attend the church to try Iho spirit or prayer euro, anil during the service slio was powerfully affected and was cured. Tho community is very much excited about tho euro, and a imminent nhvaician declares that there is no explanation of it but that Mrs. Picrco was honied by a miracle The offer of a patcnt-mcdicino pro nrictor to contribute $25,000 toward the payment of the amount needed to seoure the pedestal of tho liartholdi statuo is the hist touch of satire which that lingering project has evoked. All that this enterprising medioino man asks by way of recognition of his liber ality is the privilege of having a sin gle line containing Iho namo of his nostrum inscribed on the baso of the pedestal, and kept there for a year after its completion. This advertising scheme should stimulate somo rich man to profit by tho suggestion of as sociation his liberality with the com. pletod podostal. No Inscription would bo needed to porpotuato his famo, for Ihe members of the no-name series of philanthropists t eldotu fail to become widely Know. MINTS (iOINIi HOSIK. Our oM wtitits tire tjathi'rhii, homr ; One by out' they pass levity; Every vt iir wi''cr'losiiii: sotu'i;. Yet we would not hid tlti'itt stay. Others who luive ri'ui'Iinl four-score III life's Talli'V rilhlil.v wait. Unfiling fur tlie boatman's niir." Watching for the opiaiint; n.ite. .'onus lire bowed. iiikI steps urt slow: Kyet trriiw illin iitcl heart trrows Taint. On tlie lii-uil a crown el snow blessings in cacti ai;cd saint. Heavy rare are laid asltle: bailor fill In yniiniriT lentils; Memory, at the evcnliisr-tiiie, (iallltTS up life's golden saints. - Urines the distant pat to vl-wj Calls tlie dear ones hack again : Kvery heart is kind ami true, lloublint: joys iliviilini; pain. IJiilrtcvcnimrcaii not last. Nitrlit soon draws Its i-urtains irrav, And ere inoinliar-wateli is past. .Sonic loved saint has clipped away. Sin mid sorrow left hehinil; .loy and gladness all le-fore; Tills eaell sai:tleil soul shall lind When tliey reaeli llle heller sh'Ti'. Oil. ttie triad re-unions (here! till, Hie solars Ihat never cra-r! Happy sainls now gaUii-runr where Naiiglit can mar the perfect peace. rhriniiu .Wwt WF.LT AMI W1XIUX' IIL.DF.S. Young Henry llayloid experienced 11 1 1 11' Is ililliculty in luiiling, in his some what colli raclt'd sphere of operation, a vocation which would yield a pleasur able, not to say remunerative return. One day, alter having experimented with 1 11 it a number of "callings," in cluding a mild attempt in tlie pulpit, he heard that a school teacher was greatly needed in a far rciunvi'il dis trict, known as 'Tauter Walk." He hail begun Ihe study of veterinary sur gery, but not being very much iaken wit h Hie profession, hi' decided In go at once lo 'Tauter Walk" and begin tlie tiiiieh-needi'd course of instruction. Arriving, he found a small iog school house spareely supplied with benches. The farmers whom he consulted, agreed that a school was 1 he very thing they needed, hut that no one could ex pect much "of a showin" till airier the crops was laid by." This was ccr lainlv discouraging, but usyoung Ilay loid iiatl nothing else in view, iic deci ded lo remain n ml take his chances. When school opened, only two "schol ars" made I heir appearance, the fam ily property of old lim Soeklaster. One was a "gangling" boy, whose awkward form ami recklessness of gait, had wtm the appellation of "Wimliu' Blades." The girl, tall ami with a disposition o romp, was rather good looking and wore around her light hair a hint- ribbon -silken streaks of civilization. "And what is your name?" asked the teacher. "They ca'l me Weed, sir," she said. "Why did they give you such a name?" "'Cause siic gi'owcd so fast," inter posed Windin' Blades. As no other pupils came, llayhiid decided to goahead regardless of num bers. II was with some trouble that the two students could be classilied. Wintlin' Blades had only one book, a tattered copy of "Paradis Lost" of which he could not read a line, and Weeil bad brought a work treating of I agriculture among the ancient Fgyp-j tin ns. ' : "Where did you get these books!'" j asked Ihe teacher. j "A tranin "live 'cm to us for a iutrof , I til 1 on not nun, replleil 11 lllillll ISIailcs. I nil tool lauici ir.111. "He can read little book lint In can't read one as big as this." "Your mother can doubtless read," 1 11 ruing lo Ihe girl. "She can't reatl now. but she 11-ler could." "Why can't she read now:1" "lit'cause Ihe I k she learned In read is dun lost There coines pap." Old man Soeklaster entered, nod ded anil said: "Mornin' to you, niornin,' sir. lint sort o' slim prosieck." "Y'es, Ihe children don't seem to lie entiling verv rapidly." Old Soeklaster was not disappointed at tlie "slim prospeck." In fact, he was rather pleased to Hole what en couragement, above his neighbors, lie was extending lo the cause of educa tion. "I reckin' you're goin' lo go right on with the i.tulcrtakin' jes' the same as if you had a whole passcl 11' schol ars?" ' ics, replied llavloul, "1 came hero lo teach anil so long as 1 can se cure Ihe attendance of a single pupil, I snail continue 10 make mv nest ci- forts in behalf of learning." (ilad lo know it. You're Iho only riglil son o leaclier we ve Had in tins 'ommunity for some time." "By the way, Mr. Soeklaster, these books with which your children have been provided are liy no means appro priate." '11 Hat s Hie niatler Willi enir 'One treats of agriculture several thousand years ago, telling of wooden plows and ox thrashing machines; Ihe oilier is a book which only advanced sliulen's can reatl ami understand." "Wall, Ihe feller wo got lliem from aid they was good books, and he's a oltlcr man than you are. Belter let 'cm worry along with tliein hooks aw hile, nri' airier they've dun learn't all there is in 'cm, w'y then I'll git somo bettor ones. Good day. Wush you mighty well with your underlak- 111 Fortunately, llayloid had brought a few books for beginners. He had no trouble in ell'eeting an exchange, fo.i tho bright pictures settled at oneo the question as to their worth. Windin' Blades anil Weed had scarcely ex plored tho mysteries of the alphabet, but they provetl attentive and evinced such a desire to learn, that llaylold did not regret having begun business with "such slim prospecks." Tho teacher boarded In n quiet fam ily, where tho suiilicht that a little child brings was unknown, whero a deal old man anti a Knitting old worn an sat down nightly to tho exploration ot their own tliougius. All tnat May loid could got out of the old man was "hah" with ono hand behind his car and as the old lady seemed to drop .!.,. ,:. . t. na.iUAnnAj 1 It Blliuu oveijr muti iivj umiiusautl ntir, sho was allowed to pursuo an uninter rupted course of soli Investigation. Windin' Blades and Weed, day after day, continued to bo tlie only pupils. Corn was "laid by," and the farmors' boys had no particular work to por form, yet tho census of tho school ro mained the same. To watch tho de velopment of Weed's mind was an in. terrosting study. She was remarka bly bright, and learned with a road Inoss that surnrlscd Havlold. Windin' Blndcs after all was rather Inclined to be idle. Ho had a passion for carry ing grasshoppers in his pookets. These insects occuyietl his entire lime on the playground, and at last, after much experiment, he sun Id in harnessing them lo a diminutive wagon which he had constructed. 'I he teacher remonstrated witli him con cerning this worlhess absorption, ami once he spoke to his father, but the old man instead of being displeased, smiled until the tobacco spil ran from the corners of his mouth. 'Let liini go," lie replied. "I was sorter o' that turn myself when I was a boy. an' daddy 'lowed that it wouiiln'i amount to nolliin', bularlcr awhile 1 turned out to be Ihe best plow hand in tli iintry." Winter came, and still 110 oilier pu pils appeared. Hy the bright log lire, while the snow sturiu raged outside, llayloid found himself heller contented than lie had ever 1 11 before, and his interest, instead of becoming less, grew greater. The Indomitable teach er hail at lirst decided lh.it lie would 110I beg for pupils, and mi no necaiou did lie request the farmers lo send their children, lie was treated polite ly, yet he could see that the pie of Ihe neighborhood cared notlnni;- t'orhis society, hut as this iudiir.'i'eiiee was mutual, lie spent very little lime in re grel. One day Windin' Blades fail",! ,, conic, hut Weed with her face all aghov witli healthful exercise, catue as usual. When she had hung up her honiopim chink and shaken Ihe snow from her hrighl hair, llayloid asked: Where is your brother!'" "lie ain't here." "I see lie's not here, but where is be?" "At home." "Why didn't he conic?" "Had to go lo mill " "Weed, don't you think that nu are learning verv rapidly?" i'Ycs, sir.'' "I don't think that I ever saw mi" make such progress. You have a line order of mind ami I hope ihat atier I leave the neighborhood you will ;,ijil pursue ymir studies." "You are not Ihinkingabmit leaving, are you?" looking up witli eves in which there lurked shadows of sad ness. "I shall not leave immediately, hut in justice o myself, I cannot remain here much longer." She twisted the lla honie-uiade but ton on her dress, and ga.cd lixedly at the roaring logs. "Do vou waul mi to slnv here?" he asked. " "Yes" twisting the button. I "Hut you know thai 1 cannot slay, here always." "No," she replied. Willi brightening eyes, "we can't stay anywhere always. Ve have to die sometime?" "Why. W i. you are running ahead 01' your studies. You have jumped : from tlie fourih v .or lo an advanced : book of philos pliy." She did not thoroughly comprehend I his meaning, bill she laughed and be-, stowed on him a glance which fm-ever remained a pleasant memory. ', "Do you, so fresh and vigorous, u it h such bloom of perfect life ever thin!; ot dying?" "Yes," she replied, sadly, "my lit- I tie sister was Ihe picture of lite.' with ; more bloom than I have ami with :i face so bright that ever;, body wanted to kiss it. bill she died". Wiion thes said that she cmihl not get well 1 did ! not believe them, lull one morning when I went to the bed and found the ' bloom all gone, I knew thai Ihcy had' told Ihe truth. Now 1 know thai any-' bodvcaii die and that the bloom do.'s . n! mean life hut many times means d h." lie looked at her ill surprise, lie; had taken great pains to correct her language, and had from day to day. 1 noted her advancement; yet he was; not prepared for the expression ,,f such views, common enough with old er people, lint rare witli one soyuung. "You are rigid, Weed. Tin- rose may he bright to-day. bill to-night a frost may kill il ; but we have wandered from our subject. What was I trying to tell you, anyway?" "About your going lo leave." "Oh, yes. You know thai I cannot remain here much longer. Very few men would have staid this long, hut I. having nothing lo tin" "And did you slay here because you had nothing lo do?" "I don't exactly mean thai. I mean that I could not have iciiiaiucil had other business engagements pressed me." "Hut you would not have come here had other engagement pressed vou." "You are developing tact as well us philosophy. Now. to tell you Ihe truth, after staying here three days, no business could have called nie away. Only one person could have inllucnced 1110 lo leave. "Who?" "You, and you alone." "How could I have hail any inllu ence?" 'rou possess mi unconscious inllu cuce that is .stronger than iron. If you had said that you did not want me to remain, 1 should have gone away. I have studied your face closely, ami 1 have ever seen, or fancied thai I saw, kindness and welcome in your eyes." "Isn't II lime lo lake in school, Mr. Hayloiil?" "No, there is time for nothing tint to tell you of my deep love for you. Weed, you arc I he cause of mv remain ing hero. I love you witli a heart thai was never before "moved." SI10 had twisted oil' 1 ho button, and sat, changing it from one hand to the other. "No woman, no matter how culti vated, could win my love from you." "Do you know why I learned so fast?" sho asked, dropping tlie button and clasping her hands. "Because you liavo a briglil mind." "No, becauso I love you." He caught her in his arms, and was pressing her lips, when Windin' Blades burst into tho room. "Thar now," ho said, stopping in amazement. "Thar now, Mr. llay loid. Don't say nolliin' moro to me 'bout kitchin' grasshoppers. I'd rather bo kotch puttiii' gear on grasshoppers than to bo koteh puttin' my arms 'round a gal. Whoop!" aud windin' Blades, in celebration of his conquest, seized a bench leg and belabored tlie writing tnbie. "I'm goin' to toll pa on you, sir," said tho girl. "I'm goin' to toll him on you," again whooping and striking the tablo. "1 don't see how anybody can study when you're keeping up such a noise. "Study, har yah, whoop!" and he raised a deafening din. "Wall," wdien he had siilllciently commemorated his discovery, "believe I'll go homo if thar ain't goin' to bo no school," and be fore a protest could bo made, Windin' Blades had leaped from the door and disappeared. "That was unfortunate," said Hay- almost imy- Ihing if it could be recalled "Arc you sorry Unit on t "(ill. iio." "Tiien you arc sorry that tried to kis nie?" "No, for if some one had ld nit ?" tiiat you plied in and shot me. I ..limild not have regret lei! niv action." "And you do love nie say v ou do? "Deeper than I cat: want vou to be in v wifi truly as vou cxpre and I "Hoii'l vmi think Ihat I am loo much of a child?" "No, you are quite a woman. We can .liidy together, and y briglil mind can blossom into a ilower of liilliaiicc and beauty." They were sending in front of the lire. "I will be y .nil- wife " lie tool, her iii his arms, cud was in the act of kissing her. when old man Soeklaster stepped into the room. "Hell,,! Wall, by jing, funny sort o' school'. " llayloid stammered an '.hi.-, is unintclli'; b!" reply. Sort o' !.i.-in' school, an' I 11111-.I say lint if Weed has larnt as fast in thai ar branch as sin- has in her 1 k-. she's a mi::!ily up" scholar.!. Can't yo.i sorter 'so!; in vour-c'i', mister!'" "There i. no: much of an explana tion to ln:l!. e. "id gelillelllall," replied j the leaeiicr. "i io c y our 'l:ill:;llter j and he lot es nie. I have asked her to 1 lie lilt wile and she has " ' "To!d liiiu that 1 am too vouii." in V 'liiiig." in- terposed I iie hhisliino; "ir! "Wall." said tl Id 111 I the old man in i - p, - Id reallv -av nothing and I" to "-ain lime. "U all. live, for lie onlv said ' I reckon that a g il that lakes nadud lo ki-siu' ain't much 1,10 yoiin;Moget married." "Did vmi mool Win.lin :i-l,ed tie- girl. "No. I hain't seed him -tonne. Here he is. now." "Pap, v. hut vou reckon.'' "I 1 kou :ig I deal." ' Blade I en-e he left "Wall. ' of Wee Mr. 1 In-, loid ha. hi d." lie's got a let' b right to kis vcr brother. lie s . "Ho "liv TV in' W e il. Wall. I rcelJi i':ik up fur to all go home ll'n' I he 'gage llle sel l'llil belief 1,! ilav. ('mile an' we'll .Mur will be glad lei- he men!, fur she's mightily pleased wiih U' I's I'.rniu'. A woman can go through life or It in in', but airier a boy gels tor lie 'bout twenty one. he thinks In- knows it all an' don't I.Tru no more." The old lady Was iM,ee, pleased to In-ar of the engagement, and she "tuck sieli a likin' ler the young man." that siic opened the pear prt'-ervt's which she had 1 n saving for ! he preacher. Al night, while in contented half circle they sat by ihe lire, llayloid re marked: "It lies ever 1 n a mystery lo nie V'. hv I did no' have more pupiis, 1 was told Hint the people of Hii- neighbor- hood v..i.nlei :! school." T in' old man laughed. "Dai ntier day utinued Hi tiotial cncourageiiien! . know. 1 wasdisappointed of J pie liav e y oil in this Vi-i'l. i''"'! i hu! kind : oittitrv. anv- tlo'.v .' Tii-I rale l'"l!;-." "They ev idenlly do no! their children educated." "I Hi. y as. t hey'r mighty 1 yeali'Ui." "Tin n they t-i-l'l ;t it, l. 1; opinion of mv ability as a ' Id SCI en mi- I-: .ve a poor aelier." ! "Ah. no: 1'iev think vou'r a niighlv j sniarl man." Well !li, "i. i found il vvli Iliev .send their children to sch .. . . 1 1 14 1 11 t ol?" "I'm soon tor he I- I am I I? "Ye-." "An' , vcr won't think hard o'tlicole man if he tells vera joki ." "I b' course not." "Well, when i! was knowed that yer was cumin' here. I went 'roiiu' an' lidd all Ihe folks ihe! yer owed me money an wan t goin to teach no clnlliin but mine. They would cr senl oll'nn'got another teacher, but you sec I rented the school-house for n year. Now." and Ihe old man laughed heartily, "I'll go aroim' an' explain. I'm pntly well lixcl. I haul: yer, an' what I've got is you rn." Henry and Weed now conduct oneof the most nourishing schools in Ar kausaw. and old man Soeklaster, il is said, has learned lo write his own iiamc.---.li7.i.Mfr 7V'tr.7. r. A .lei'scy Amazon. Tin people of Tuekaiioc.Dciini.svillc, and the uppci end of Cape May coun ty have, for some lime past, been startled at the wonderful exploits with a rille of a mysterious Amazon 'named Jennie Moore, who lives in an isolated cabin in Iho pines, on ihe hay side, about four miles from Woodbine sta tion, on tlie West .Jersey railroad. The woman is about ;lo y ears of age. of splendid physical development. She is married to a man named Jackson Moore, whose father lives at Vineland, and who ekes out a scant livelihood by chopping wood for tho Miliville glass factories. In November last the couple settled ill thcireahin. which is equipped in the true border style. half of it being under ground. It is slated Ihat they came from Texas. The woman has a pretty littlo daughter, l'i y ears of age. who can sing like a nightingale. Il is believed that the woman is a native of Brooklyn. She says that for sev eral years she traveled with a show miller the singe name of Jenny Prank lin, giving exhibitions with her rille. On several occasions Ihe Amazon has astonished the unlives of Ihe towns ill the vicinity with her skill. Sonic of her feats tiro remarkable. She can light a parlor match with a rille hall, and part an apple on the William Tell style, resting on her husband's head. A' favorite shot is lo hit the apple, while in thai position. by ashot with her back turned and taking aim in a look ing glass. Snuffing caudles anil clip ping llio ashes from a lighted cigar while being held between the teeth of a man arc trilling matters to her. It is regarded ns exceedingly strange that a woman of her retineif tastes, cul ture, mid amazing skill with a rille, should bury herself in tho wiids of Jer sey ami iindorgo tho hardships of a woodclioppor's lifo It is a common thing for her to take a trampof miles through tho wildordess of that coun try with hor rille sluug over her shoul der. Tho people of Donnisvillo, with a few of whom she is acquainted, speak in glowing terms of hor latly-liko de portment and social accomplishments. Philadelphia Record. The worshipers at church In Solano, Col. went on Suutlny night as umial to service, but found Unit tho bsts hud taken possession of Uio house and were so thick and aggressive Ihat the service was necessarily postponed. On Tuesday tho deacons Inaugurated a hat bunt, and behind one uf tho window casings found and killed 341 of them. loid, "and I vvouul give How to Treat (.'rniidiiiiitlier. lion, ir the near old grandmother, aud make your love plain to her. In the quiet corner of the "family 1 111," she siis day aflcr day, or busies her self, witli almost her old ahteriiv, in j domestic tasks. She seems to In a per- ; mahout laotor in the cherished Inn r- 1 lite And vcl lit lorc long her cliairwill he c imil v hi death. Poubtie-s she is tlie object of much lender hue and holy reverence. But have you manifested y our atVeethiii as plainly asy ou should? You can hardly remember a day when her smiles have not made you happy : but her sunny face lias often hid a heart which bore far more than ils share of anxieties and regrets. You feel a worthy pride in her long and useful career. But to her own retro spec! lil'e'.s hisiiirv is largely a record of failure; uf efforts defeated and an ticipations iiufuHilled. she n Is en couragement. Lcl licr liear t he praise that you feel she deserves. Il will not make her vain, but may give In 1 iieeil cil comfort. Lcl her have all the help of all soris that love can bring her. (iive to her sueh t em li'i 111 in 1st i-a lions to body, mind and soul as in oilier days she gave to y 011. A lady who spent some lime among the peasants of Tv rol. wriles a letter to one of her friends, in which occurs the following passage: "The morning after our arrival wo were awakened by tlie .sound of a vio lin and tlulcs under the vv indow. and hurrying down found Ihe little hoii-e ' adorned as for a tea-t garlands over ' the door, and wreathing a high chair I winch was set in stale. The table was ! already covered vv ith gifts, brought by I the voung people vv hose niiisje we had : heard. I he whole neighborhood were kins-folk, and liiesc gifts came from I uncles and cousins in every far-otl'ile-I give. They were very simple, for Ihe I doners arc poor kuiltcd gloves, a shawl, baskets of flowers, jar-of fruit, loaves of bread: but upon all soiue li!- ! lie message of love was pinned, 'is there a bride in the house?' I asked of cr k;s j m.v landlord, '.b i A', in'.' he said. j -Wo do not make such a bolhcr about Weed j our y oung jicoplc. It is ihe grandmolh I it's birthday !' I "The grandmother in herspeetaeles. wliile apron, ind high ve,iet cap, was a heroine all day . silting in state !o re ceive v isiis. ami dealingoiii slices from a svvce! loaf lo every n;i" v. ho eanie." One can hardly read Ilia without re membering certain grandmothers at home, just as much loved :is she. p.-r-hapi. vv ho-e dul! ad lives arc never brightened by am such gust of pleas, lire asthis. Americans can learn much from Ihese poor mountaineers. Then honor tlie tie;',;- old grandmoth er. Time hasgalhered liie snow-tlakes on the brow, and plowed deep furrows on her cheeks, hut is she not still sweet and beautiful3 The lips are thin ami shrunken, but they arc Ihe lips that have kissed many a ho! leal' tr-un the childish check, and theyarc tin- sweet est lips in all the world. Tl ye is dim. yet il glowswiih Ihe.sofi radiance of holy love which can never fade. Tlie sands of life arc nearly run 011',. than itnv other upon earth. Yoa can , .. .',. . , .', ;,-,., ,. , ., a, U.IO. IIOO .1 ooooi-io o. , -o. an not sec you. You can not enter a ! pri-on whose bars will keep her mi!: ! you can no! mount a .seall'ohl too high . for her to reach, that sM. may hi-- yu i and bless 1 on ill evidence of her ileal ll- le-s love. If the world should despise ami forsake vou, if it left yoll liythe w::v -ide to die unilolicctl. Ibis dear old mother would galher you in her feeble arms, and carrv vou home and lcl! vmi of nil vour virlucs, iiulil vou almost c , I I- e I I... for" U lliat Void sool .IS O isoj; o I , O rices. Then lov e her tenderly, ami any i e ' , cheer her declining with holt de- All Oiilraire on Hie Hen. i Tl glilful people cannot help look-' ing with alarm upon sonic of the strides that science has been uiukillL'of : late years. It is getting so that many tilings that have been done by nature, are heller done by an: and ivbere the! thing is going to stop, no one knows. ; Tlie new scheme that is causing Ihe most lalk al present, is Ihe arlilicial hatching of eggs by patent incubators, and the ctl'ect tlie new process will be i apt to have on hens. The hen is nut- urallv a sensitive insect, an honest, hard working and pious appearing bird, that never does any harm. The arlilicial propagation of tish seemed at one time lo lie an outrage upon well meaning h-h. and many looked lor had results, as the result of taking the re sponsibility of hatching away from the lisli, lint tish have not thai linely or ganized nature that liens have, and Ihev are not so sensitive as to their rights, like tlie hen. The tish is a nat ural loafer ami a pirate, and il is more than probable t li.it the shiftless inhab itants of tlie waters were half glad that the responsibility of hatching their young was shifted to tlte should ers of' man. hut it is different witli the hen. No process of reasoning can con vince a lieu Ihat it is right to pill a thousand eggs into a bake oven and hatch out spring chickens at all sea sons of Ihe year, leaving Iho natural mothers of the birds witli nothing lo do, ami a strong desire to do some thing, a longing lo set Hint nothing can drive away. To the ben that has her eggs taken to an incubator for lialching something must be given, if it is nothing more than a nest full of porcelain tloor nobs, or base balls, and any persou can imagine tho sorrow that will como to a hen after sitting her allotted time on door n.ibs, with no result, ami then seo a brood of chickens come out of an incubator, with a suspicion of the legitimacy of tho chickens always hanging over them. Such an experience on tho part of tho most level headed lien is liable to bring on nervous prostration, with all ils evils, and great sutl'ering must result. The hen is naturally ten. der hearted, as any one knows that has seen a ben scratch for worms for an other to eat, never thinking of herself at all, so it seems cruel to tako from the hen the eggs she lays so unselfish ly, and which are so dear to her. It is shown thai tho hen lays her eggs unsellisbly, in the fact that she lays moro numerously when they aro cheap. If the hon was a grasping monopoly, or a hard hearted, soiilicus corpora tion, sho would enjoy herself in the spring and . summer, when eggs are cheap, and build up her constitution by exercise and out-door air, and when winter came, aud eggs got up to forty cents a dozen, go to work and lay eggs night and day, and retiro with a for tuue. But the hen is not that kind of an inscot. Tho work that is given her to do sho does with nil her might, and no matter whether she belongs to rich or poor, she lays for all that is out when it is her time to lay, and when she is attacked by tho malarial desiro to set, and wishes to retire to her bou doir and recline for a few weeks upon eggs that she hu brought into Uie world, il is cruel in man to deprive her of that needed rest and furlough from business, and cause her family to be hatched by an incubator, and raised liy hand, leaving (lie hen lo wander around with her mind in a deplorable stale, her body full "f intermittent fe ver, and farrow to all intents and pur poses. To sec a hen I lin deprived of llle sweet solace of setting, which na ture intended should be her condition at certain seasons of tlie year, to sec her try to look upon her bereavement as all 'for the best, to hear her try 'to -ing when her heart is breaking at the ilceeplion and ingratitude, and grasping disposition of man. anil to see the hot tear come unbidden to the eye of Ihe hen. and roil down hor inexpressibly j sad countenance and drop oil' her hill on to a red angleworm sin- liasscratoheil upfront for if habit in an ahscnt- i minded way is a feature dial must j touch anv heart not calloused entirely j by n iatiou vviili an incubator. To i see a rooster, who knows instinctively that Ihcrc is something serious the I mailer witli his lien, come around and I try lo cheer her up and induce lie did ' look upon tlie bright side of life, and ; to never mind tlie hisi eggs that hivt j gone atv ay from tlie parent nest to lit' hutched, and lo hear him tell her in ; his own language, that he will go and ; lind a place where sic can lav more eggs out of the sight of the tyrant man. and that he will protect her witli his life, ami lo see her look up lo him in that pitiful mauner Ihat no pen can describe, witli tears iu her eves, ami seem to say. "It is more than I can bear, and I will never lay anolher egg." is a .scene that brings sorrow homo to every person that seesii. and if 1 liese persons w ho manage iueuba ' lors could know half the sorrow that they arc causing, a sorrow that re n i im Is one of the i lay s of siav fry . v hen oll'spring were lorn from Ihe mother's ' arm-, lo be sold far away . Ihev w ould take an axaml chop up the im-uh.ilot-. give back II gg to the mothers who bore them and Id nature lake ils COUI'se. Tien they Would see sUlill's on the faces of the bens thai arc now crushed by Ihe nionsiroiis injiisiii f artificial incubation, and every hen would be eneourugi d. and bustle around and do all in her power b n- tribute to the tiuaiieial si ss of her owner. Dul tin- demon of speculation lias attacked man, and inacliiiierv lakes the pla f nature, with no thought of tin aching hearis eoneeali d beneath tile feather- of the hens, m, nppl'eeia-. lion of tlie fact thai every year hens! arc b. uiing demoralized frmu grief. ami will ev entually quit I lie bu-iness. This is all wrong.- ' .7.'.-.- Suit. The Mother's Longings. Las! night 1 wauled a boy. I was i silting alone in my dressing-room, thinking nf the "long ago," w Idle pre paring to retire. The garments of the day. along with ils pleasures nn, per plexities. 1 1 : 1 1 1 been laid aside and. as is my w i iiii . I was idly southing head and heart by a gentle mo vpinent of the lini-h through toy disarranged hair. This is one ol my favorite timws for thinking. , and many 's liie castle that lias I n planned aud huil!. and many the ghosts ' of lie rosy past thai have conic in I heir gra, '-chid robes before me. while, seated on mi rocker, brushing and niii-ing. ilreaniiiig.ind brushing. Last . night I ihmight of my hoy and looked up a! his pieiure. an intense longing came ov er me to hold him om-c more in my amis. 1 wauled to press his cl k to mine, in clasp his hand, to kiss his Hps and smooili bjs bonuv brown hair. I wanted to feci him v iiii tl warm hands of mine. I wanted to hear hi-, merry voice and look into his beautiful eye's. 1 n.- cuddle him 1 up close to niv iiearl as I used to when mv own little bubv. while I prated over Jii its. as Hannah did over Samuel. But how could I satisfy my hungry, aching he'i't? por more than three years Ihe blue violets aud the green ! gra-s had hidden him from my sight, ! ami still my heart was yearning lor a liiiii li of his. a word from him, a look from tho.-e ilearcycs. Mori' than three j years since he had said. "Mamma. I ! want togo home." and then in a little! while whispered. "I'm almost home," ami soon, oh, how soon, pointed up ward, smiled, and was in his home. I All. too well I remember all ibis s:,d parting, ami yet last nighi I felt thai I could not sleep without iiti embrace Suddenly a though! came to me whick made nie pause in my passionale long ing and brought a glow to my cold heart. Hastily I unlocked a drawer, containing treasures sacred to the bu ried past, ami took from it a Bible in which was written. "I-'or my boy on his lifteeiitli birthday." In it lay a lock of golden-brown hair, which had rested on the head of him I loved. It was a part of hinisclf. I took it eagerly, looked upon it and he was be fore inc. 1 pressed il lo my check and to my lips, caressed it with my lingers, while tears of satisfaction rolled from my eyes; then quieted ami soothed. I Icnderly replaced tlie tress of my darling in the casket from which he had taken "the pearl of great price," and which bad enabled bun to say e'en while til ing in early manhood, "l-'or inn lo live isChrisi, In tlie is gain." .V, in York Uluervcr. Style nt the While House. Wliile I was in Washington I went through a portion of the executive mansion which 1 have not seen for the past two or three years. It has been re-furnished according to Hie prevail ing style of Tiffany anil other imitators of what is going on iu Europe. The east room is now a kind of silver and goltl room, anil it bus only two por traits in it .en. Washington, by Stewart, and Mrs. Washington, by Andrew. In the long corridor, which connects the cast room with the stair case and bisects the lower floor, I looketl at the portraits of tho presi dents, and it seemed to mo that the best of them was that of (iarlieltl. The artist has made Iho light shine on his forehead so ns to kring out his in tellectual naturo strongly, aud also to give a kind of tender iialo to his eye expressive of that almost feminine sen sibility he had. A number of women were going through the apartments with tho man-servant, and I was struck with the want of refinement and deli cacy among those, and it soemed to mo the older tho women wcro the moro crotchoty and disngreoablo were their remarks. Thcro was one old woman who seemed to think that the white house and its treasures were designed to illustrate her privato biography. Sho would look up to tho portrait of Hayes and say: "Who is thatP" "President Hayes," replied tho custo dian. "I never seen him. Who is this man?" "That is President Pierco." "Yos, I seen him once." Washington Cor. Cincinnati Enquirer. Dr. Sanford'e Liver InTlzoralor purines the Mood, lids digestion, regulates tho bowels, SNAKK Fillip. A lliiltiiniirp Slmii Where Mi-nun for Si Tpi'liU ! Muy lie KoiiikI. J "Snake food carefully prepared." So reads a sign in an obscure street in : . I. : . i.l I... . I I. I in s cuv. .-mi ono v.iis ti e i-rn. aim 11 . , . r ., r , was in sut ii an ooi-oi-ine-wa uacc, that it attracted Ihe attention of an Amerienn rcpreseiilativc, ami opening the ancient-looking door under tlie sign, he entered a musty, close little shop tilled with cages and pens. No one seemed at home except a few young chickens in the pens, and a few rabbits and guinea pigs iu the cages. J Suddenly- an old man popped through J j :i door leading from tlie hack part of' the house. He looketl curiously at his j ! visitor, and, nodding his head, asked; him to sit down. The new spaper man j , seated himself on the top of an empty ; cage and made known Ihe object of his visit. j "Weil," began II Id mail, "we 1 don't have much call for that article j tlovv. for people don't keep snakes, much as pets, hu! I use il as a sorl of advertisement,, for it brings pie in here, jtisi as ii did vou. Snake food. ( you know, only iuoliulcschiekens, ruh ; Iiii --, ruts, and such, ami so I keep these j things bore, ami if I have any call fur the food 1 have it handy. Now and Itheii the museum people conic for a j rabbit or guinea-pig, and I sell thein. hill snakcsilon'l feed often. There are' i a number of large snakes on cxhibi-i ; linn in this city, and Ihcy only feed : about once every month or so. When they are shedding their skins they1 won't eat al all. but they go blind, and don't cat anything they can't sec. .When Ihcy arc shedding their skins j they give a grea! blown! ihcirinoitihs, and Ibis loosens the skin, and il comes oil' frmn tin- head and they craw l out. Then they are very hungry and will cat anylhlng. Some snakes won't eat j in ihe daytime; others won't cat when there is a crowd looking on, but these ! snakes in Baltimore will eat al any! lime" "Have yoll ever seen :l snake eat? No!' Weil, yoli put a chicken in one of ihe py thon's dons no tnattcr if il is an old hen or rooster, or even a rabbit or guinea-pig: but suppose we say a hen. Well. Ihe snake begins in 'charm' ' lit"". -Hid after succeeding in placing her iimler his control, in- is ready.! As quick as lightning he springs al : iier; catching her beak in his mouth, lie wraps one coil of his body around her body and squeezes ii; !h, u equally ' as quick be throws another coil, and so mi. The snake then retreats and advances and grabs the hen by the head and deliberately begins lo swal-; low her." ' - "Suppose the animal is too large for the mouth of the spake?" asked Wc Amirieiiu matt. "That's Ihe funny pail." answered' old snake-food titan. "If the tut : mil's body is too large the snake will llirovv ' a coil of ils body around its victim ' and draw il through his, just as if yon were pulling wire. Thus the animal becomes 'lengthened sweetness hmg drawn out,' ami is made of stillieicni size for the snake's throat." "Docs he cat feathers and all?" "feathers ami all! no matter what is in tlie chicken. As the pokcr-plavcr would say. 'Allgocs.' You rciHcinher. a year or so ag". a nunioer ot bahy snakes were born in this city. Well, you should have seen those little n p tiles cat tnice. They 'went for thein' exactly as hc big ones cat rabbits or full-grown chickens. There is a large snake i. n exhibition here now, the lar gest in captivity. He'll cat -i pig weighing twenty-live or thirty pounds and ask for more. They tell me lie has not calcn anything for some months now, and is getting thin. So I sug gested to tlie owner the oilier day that he force the animal lo eat or he would die. You know, they won't eat anything that is dead They must kill it themselves. A few days ago the owner followed my instructions. Two men held open lite snake's mouth and the owner cut oil a chicken's head ami held tliehodyilown Hie boa's throat, and you should have seen him suck the blood. lie is look ing heller now. Talking about snakes' food. 1 once beard a story told me hy a Spanish teacher, living in this city, which takes the cake, lie said that one day, white hunting in Brazil, his guide cinie rushing back and told the parly lo be careful, for in front of I hem was a snake sixty feel in length. The snake hud just linishcil eating a deer, hut had been unable lo swallow ils horns, and ihcy were still slicking out of Iho snake's mould. The gen tleman said it was a common tiling iu South America for snakes lo eal deer, ami when tlie antlers refused lo go down into the' stomach, t lit- snakes would go ami lie in the sun and let Ihe acids from their stomach work on the horns and dissolve litem. This mon ster snake was very likely perfoiuiiug this act when Iho hunting parly came on him. They advanced cautiously, ami were about lo lire, when the Niiakc sprung forward and struck the guide iu the breast with'lho slag's horns ami crushed him into a jelly. Belore Ihe snake could repeat Ibis playful little pastime n bullet from one of" the guns of Hie parly killed him. He was coil ed up and carried by Ihe parly lo the nearest town and shipped lo Uio, where be is still on exhibition; the ant lers arc yet iu his mouth, so the Span ish teacher told mc. This story weak ens you, tloes it? doing? Won't you take some snake food with you? No? Well, good-day. Call again, and I'll try to sell yon a snake." Baltimore American. llvitish Fertility. Thirty millions of people within the area of oneofourlargerstatcs, and who shall say tjiat high-water mark is yet reached? Kverytbing betokens a race si ill in its youth," still on the road to em pire. The fiill-bloodetlness.the large feot and bunds, the prominent canine teeth, tho stomachic and muscular ro bustness, the health of the women, tho savage jealousy of personal rights, the swarms upon swarms of children and young people, tho delight in the open" air and in athletio sports, the lovo of danger and adventure, a cer tain morning; freshness and youthful ness in their looks, as if their food and slcop nourished them well, as well as a certain animality and stupidity, all indicato a people who have not yet slackened speed or taken in sail. Neither the land nor the race shows any exhaustion. In both there is yet the freshness and fruitf illness of a new country. You would think the people had just como into possession of a virgin soil. There is a pioneer hardi ness and fertility abjut them. Fami lies increase as In our early frontier settlements John Burnmghi, in the May Century. Owing to tho crazy quilt mania, toclsty young mca on email Income! havo been obliged to rail back us toe old black tie. It Is too narrow for a patch ",r) lo black to be attractive. NIITKSOr'TIIE DAY. Texas lias nearly eight million sheep. C I seed corn sells at .'-' bushel in Wilkes county. (ioorgia. Youti" collon iu (ieorgia is said lobe i , . . . ,. . , , . , i looking loo icctile lo be out , , . I I'.u'g",""' ' '' ." ' Kn?l,lmI iimicr tlie parcel-posi svsiciu. Crystal Springs. Miss., is shipping large quantities of strawberries. 'Ihe City of Mexico will pavo her main streets with artificial stone. Lake Seiigog. Ontario, has been set apart for Hie propagation of tish. The additional subsidy lo Ontario will amount lot l Il'.ooii per annum. Cold mining in the Heorghi gold re- "ions is attracting a good ileal ol cap ilal. Tin' Dominion government litis granted .1,1 I iu aid of the provincial exhibition. Land has increased in price loll per cent in Opuka. Florida, during Ihe past I wo weeks. A large number of negroes in the vicinity of Anderson. S. ('., are emi grating to Arkansas. The bull'alo gnat is lory destructive lo poultry, horses, mules, and cows in Poiulc I 'oiipce, Louisiana. There were liftcen hundred murders iu the raited Stales last year, ami only ninety-three leal executions. A Port Hope. Onl.. beggar was found to have l;t on his pers.in when searched al Ihe police station. 'I he ("itchec legislature contains but Un ite Knglish-spcaking members out of Ihe sixty-live who compose it. The only woman editorial writer in Alabama is Mrs. I. M. P. Henrv, as sistant editor of 'Vie linnirille .hlro- CHlr. The caleite crystal marl found in the marl bed- near hitcvillo is said to be linerthan nnvwhci 1-cin North Cam- liiia. The bricklayers and stone masons of Dallas. Texas, are on another strike for an advance in wages from .! to :?l..Ml per day. A tiger that mea-iired eleven feet from the lip of his nose lo Ihe end of his tail was recently trapped at Ten Mile on ( oos bay. ( Ircgon. A vvcll-ilresscd man was detected on Broadway. New York. Il tlier tiny, squirting oil on people's clothes from a small can concealed iu his hand. A drug journal gives a correspondent two formulas for "butter colors." They contain anuatto. Itinieric, safl'ron, caustic potash, borax, and alcohol. . i.i The mi 1 it i:i law of New Mexico has been so amended as to restrict the gor-t-i'iimcni to ihe expenditure of !f.'i.000 a year, except on extraordinary occa sions. A ileorgia country gentleman bought out a saloon keeper's license in order to check his son's prodigality. Tlte ,v oiuh spent from -bl lo .r' " nt Ibis wlii-ky den. While Julia Hunt was enacting "l'anehotl." the oilier nignt, ill .oaoi- .1 . . II . I -onv ille. Ky., Ilie chicken she uses in Ihe lirst act laid an egg in full view of I hi' audience. A mineral exhibit, marked "un known." al the Boston exhibition last fall, is said to have led to the discovery of Ihe reporled valuable lin deposits iu North ( 'arolina. A number of cases against tin- con ductors and brakemeii of the Texas ('antral railway for violating the civil- righls bill have I n dismissed in the federal court at Waco, Tex. One of Ihe justices of liie supreme court of Maine, noted for his legal learning, writes all his opinions at night, and says he cannot write with ease and facility iu the ilaylinie. A panic lias overtaken Ihe Chat tanooga peanut market. Having faith in an advance dealers bought largo quantities al l.'.'o perbushel. A tlrop lo so cents puts tlie dealers in chan ce ry. A Washington territory paper says; L'astern houses are shipping bacon along Ihe Northern Paeitic towns at such a low ligure that our meat curcrs say they can lind no market for their products. Capt. H. M. Andrews, a farmer, 94 years of age, of Sumter county, South Carolina, proposes lo walk fixni Ihere lo Boston. lie will make the journey on a wager, anil is confident of accom plishing il. The Hindoo beggars pursue their calling on horseback. A wriler says they will stand all day before a hotiso unless given alms, ami are quite capa ble of pursuing anybody who runs away frmn them. Baltimore has a man who has not slept ten hours in Ihe last three months. Il is Joseph Saulsbury, a ship-carpenter, and lie hits not been in bed since Jan. 1. lie is well and hearty, and works every day. The oyster canning factory at New born. X." C, has achieved mi abundant success. Over one hundred thousand cans of oysters have been shipped dur ing the past three months. One woman is said to lable over live thous and cans in one day. A negro girl, about 17 years old, living in Lancaster county, North Carolina, ha- heels where her toes ought to be or, rather, has her feet pointetl behind her instead of in front of her. She walks Ly twisting her feet around sideways. A (ieorgia woman in Florida writes to The Aiujnda Chronicle, complaining Hint the negroes of Florida are unac countably lazy. They get 91.25 for a day's ivora, and as that will keep them a "week, there is no more assistance from them until tho week and the money have como to an end. Some of the South Carolina papers aro complaining of the unfinished con dition of the slatc-houso as a reproach to the legislature and a disgrace to the state. It was begun before the war, was intended to rival any structure of the kind in tlie country, and if it had not beon for tho war might havo been finished in the original design years ago. The removal of tho Crow Indians. Irom Stillwater to the Littlo Horn, Montana, has commenced. Lastweek twonty wagons loaded with seeds and implements, aooompanied by about ono-third of the Crows, loft for the sceno of the new agency. The re mainder of the Indians will be re moved to the Little Horn early this week. The prosperity of the tobacoo towns of North Carolina is phenomonal not one has failed to succeed and prosper steadily. A practical proof of the ex tent of" the tobacco business is shown in tho mere statement that at Parish's warohouso, at Durham, from Jan. 1 to March 22, 1,799,553 pounds of tobacco were sold for ti5q,019.69. This was equivalent to, say, 9-000 bs of cot ton at 940 each. ' ' '