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VOLUME VII. CURRENT TOPICS. Fkanib has !ihv:uly spout 108,00),' 000 frillies fn Tunqnin. San 1'itANcisco is trying to break lior meat ring. Fivo slaughter houses control prices. Not less than forty-ftm7deal lis from starvation occurred in the city of Lon don in 1S8:). A Huooki.vn murderer under sen tenco of denlli warts to be chloro formed before ho is t. lgod. It has been found out that liurtholdi has nmlo an idealized portrait of his mother in the ligure of Liberty. The Medical Summary recommends tho external use of buttermilk to ladies who are exposed to tan or freckles. The average income in Kaintchatka is $4 per year, and when a man loses a cent in that country ho immediately goes into bankruptcy. IUiie and lovely orchids arc the flower of tho moment in London. Every body who is anybody wears them in shoulder knot or buttonhole. The Oxford testimonial fund to Mr. "Tom" Hughes now amounts toifll.OOO, of which SWiOO will be devoted to founding a "Hughes scholarship." A man in Norwich, Conn., has re cently married his seventh consecutive wife, but tho Bulletin says that this time ho waived the formality of a wed ding tour. It is staled that thirty years ago the capacity of all the railways in New York city was only i;,800,oil0 passen gers annually, but tho trnlliu in lNM amounted to 2liN,o)0,6Ut) passengers. The Aldrieh family, which will soon hold a convention at Saratoga, in cludes Senator Aldrieh, of Khode Island, and three judges, respectively of California, Georgia and Massachu setts. Makie Taiii.iiisi received many rich gifts of gems and gold from nioiinrchs and nobles, but the treasure she prized most was a Utile brooch of lead made of a bullet which wounded her son in the Franco-Prussian war. Mil. Gi.aiwti ink's followers are lo wear on his next birthday a bunch of lilies, with oak and ivy leaves, sup posed lo represent purity, strength and tenacity, which are considered by litem the three most prominent char acteristics of I heir leader. The story of a North t 'angina ruby is thus set forth by (lie Aslieville Ci'i zen: "Mr. Da.iiel Sedford found a ruby in Clay couuly, which he sold for $16. It next sold for ,:l,()00, Ihen for .ti,0H0, and a lapidary bought il, and after working upon it sold it for . 1 8,000. Mil. SiTltoKciN is reporled by cable as saying that we have pulpit oratory in America whoso eloquence is greater than his, but that they do not preach tho gospel, while lie does. What he really said was probably twisted into this statement by some hurried re porter. M. Loins Mah iie, tho well known French engineer, says that tho gravel in tho bottom of the Kiver Seine is rich in gold. Hut as the cost of ex tracting it would bo more than double tho value of tho gold extracted, it will probably bo allowed to remain where it is for the present. It is slated by experts that Broad river, at Anthony Shoals, Gn., has a voluino of 10,000,000 cubio feet of water per minute, and its velocity is 175 feet, per minute, its fall in a mile and a quarter being ninety-two feet. Tho horso power is calculated to bo 37,280, while Lowell has only 16,000. If an overseer of tho Hawaiian Islands Hogs his laborers within an inch of their liven, it is all right; but if he fliould take a short drive on Sun day ho would bo moslsoverolypunishcd. Tho F'ourth Commandment is consid ered to bo of moro importanco than all tho rest put together by tho Ha waiian!!. A medical paper warns young doc tors against prescribing "shotgun mix tures" too freely during tho summer months, lis certain combinations of drugs are apt to decomposo each other in hot weather. A shotgun prescrip tion is made up of many different drugs, in the expectation that ouo of them may hit tho mark and euro tho patient. One of tho fairest scions of all the Hapsburg Btock is the Austrian Arch duchess Mario Valerie "the little woman," ns she is familiarly called by her relatives and tho loyal Viennese. Sho is being carefully educated, and closely resembles iier talented mother in man' physical and mental traits. In Vienna sho is popular with all classes, us she goes about tho streots and in tho parks and gardens simply dressed and with only a slnglo nttond nnt, whilo in all benevolent works, particularly thoso for . tho good of children, hor interest is active and un ceasing. A DivEit engaged in diving opera tions off the coast opposito Gibriiltor, under Apes Hill, with tho object of ns--oertaining the whorcabouts of a ro cent wrook. has dlscoverod at tho bot tom from eighty to ono hundred largo guns, nios.ly 24 and 82 pounders, and also two largo anchors. Thoy are sup posed to havo belonged to some large line of battle ship which sank in the old war, possibly after tho battlo of Trafalgar. As there was no apparatus for tha purpose none of tho gunB wore brought up, so that it has not been possiblo to ascertain their na tionality. Don't tcald your tonguo in other toltii' broth. ',. ' T1IK FliOWKR (filth. 'mm nn Alioiiijiiiit Indian Sfury. I'm going t" Hie garden Where summer roses blow; I'll make me a llltle Mater lit all the flowers Hint grow; I'll make her body of lilies. BeeiuiM' they're eofl nnd white ; I'll make her even of violets. With dc-drnis shilling bright; I'll mnke her lips of rose-buds, Her cheeks of roue-leaven red, Her hair of silky corn-lops All braided 'round her liciul; With apple-tree and jiear leaves I'll make hur n tovelv gown, Willi rows of golden' Imllerellps For buttons, up and down. I'll dance nllh my lillle slslcr Away to Hie river strand, Away across the water, Away Into r'alrv-laml. ('Anita (. Ul'tml, in fir. .WcMrM fur Jiitu. Several of the Algonipiln IrilH's have a leg end of a girl who un ule eiilirely from iioncn. ALLAN LKMOKK. "Ho is tho handsomest man I ever saw," said Nina Grant, with a decided ring of enthusiasm in her young voice "Oh, ho is grand!" cried Mollie Vor- ral, in her impulsive way. "You never saw such eyes in yo'ur whole life, Florence." "And ho is proportioned like a a god!" put in slender Alma Iirco, half hesitatingly, coloring also. "1 am already at his feet," 1 laughed, lying comfortably back in a very easy chair. "If Ibis masculine wonder is to appear to-night, 1 am afraid 1 shall fall before his fascinations as grain be fore the reaper. Inez," to my stately, beautiful friend, whoso guest I was, "if I havo been brought here to see such a wonder, I should have been prepared; but give me your opinion of this fascinating neighbor of yours, and tell me is his inercv priuul to his power?" 1 was jesting, and my surprise was great when I noticed a faint color steal over tho dark, calm face of Inez St. Dene that beautiful face, usually colorless ns marble. "You will see him to-night Flor ence," she said quietly. "And now I think 1 will take Ihe'so giih.lv guests away and let you rest after your long journey. I want you to be fresh and bright at my ball, dear." Stooping 'over inc. she touched her scarlet lips to my cheek. The next moment I was alone, lying back lan guidly in the great chair, wondering what this man would tirovo to be about whom those girls had become so enthusiastic. We were all friends; had been school ami classmates in the old days, and now hail all met here, guests of Inez, who had been Ihe queen of the school in the old days of study, and whom we loved best. I had bill come by Ihe afternoon train, and- my ride of two hundred miles on the "jarring I rain had tired inc. While thinking of the handsome stranger who hail taken a house in the neighborhood three months belore, coming, nobody knew from where, anil of whom Harnest St. Dene. Ihe brother of Inez, had made a friend, 1 fell asleep; and, strange to say, in the dream that came to me there was a beautiful, laughing child, on whoso sunny hair 1 laid my hand lovingly. "What is vour name, my lillle one?" I asked, ami ns I lie innocent face faded from me a voice full of mocking laugh ter sent back the namu that 1 had heard lirst that day- Ihe name of Ihat handsome, godlike man -Allan Le more." Waking, I laughed at Ihe dream, while a chorus of voices called me from Ihe hall without. "lam already lost," I thought light ly; "without even a sight of hisfaee, I am haunted by him in my slumbers." lint I had completely forgotten all aiiout him tjeforo the ball had fairly commenced; tho ball, at which my neautiiui Inez, was as a moon anioujr tho stars; so much more queenly much more lovable than any other woman, although fair and gracious women were all around me. Ah, my I.w.l Alt, .Inrllnri ,ii in,. among queens! Who could impo to sumo uesiue you m nun uour oi vour free-Hying hop"? Nina (irant was lovely in her blue and silver garb; Mollie Verral fair enough in her robe of shimmering (now. Alma lireo looked like a white lily in her dress of frosted green. Hut among them Inez stood, clad from neck to foot in royal velvet, with a simple band of gold on ono white arm and a diamond star on her bosom, like no other whom my eves have since seen Thcro was a touch of passion in her deep, darn eyes; a Deeper crimson than usual on her perfect lips, which made her statuesque faeo just enough like that of a living woman who could feel to her proud heart's center, anything that would lio upon her life, to draw my eves again and again to the face 1 loved so well. Tho night was half over and I was sitting in a curtained nook, finding ton tired lor dancing or conversation, and watching Inez, who was slnnding also apart, borne lines 1 nail read came to mo as I watched her camo almost without a thought, keeping timo to tho low, sweet, music: "Promt as a woman Anil pure, as a saint !" Suddenly there was a chain in the grand, haughty face; what it was I could not put in words, but thero was a siuKien change, morions as it was sudden, that swopt it from brow to chin; and, following tho dark eyes, 1 saw a man u stranger to me but wnat a man! approaching hor; and in thut moment I leai sed tho secret of my friend, whlcnmylips had never spoken but by her leave. The strantrcr was fair and hauirhtv- lookiDg, with tho features of a Grecian noblo cloar-cut, delicate, pure, as though from a block of marble, sculp tured bv a master! His hair was a wave of gold, unbroken in its backward How; li is eyes wore blue, deep, dark, but blue ns heaven, under their fringes of gold; Ins lips wore red as llio 1ms of a child. unshaded, sweetly calm and swoetly sad ah mo! my pen falters as it essays this task! Nono but an inspired hand could hold the pen that would no jus tice to mis goa-iiko mam I watched him from my corner ns ho held tho hand of my friend wntchod nun, Holding my vory brcutli. Then. as ho drew that hand through his arm and led Inez away among tho dancers, I was found in my hiding placo nnd tne spcu was broken. An hour later 1 had again left tho dancors and was resting among tho blooms ot mo conservatory. My head was aching aye, and my heart too, for a recently inado gravo was looking up to the winter stars, and in it lay my fairest untold dreams, to riso from it no more and I bad tired of laugh ter. Lying back among tho branches of a Southern tree, oonoealod by the deep foliage, I was listening to the distant sweetness ot tne musio with weary CIIILLKOT1IK, heart and drooping eyes; and Ihen a pair of lovers came Inward me, ami I shrank further from Iheir view, want ing neither lo disturb their hour of joy, nor be disturbed myself in my hour of sorrow; that they were lovei's I knew, for even in the distance I could see Ihat the arm of Ihe man cir cled the from of the girl, and his head was bent tenderly over her drooping one. Then they eame nearer, and i could see the rich folds of velvet, the Hash of a diamond star through the shadows, and Ihe glow of golden hair, and I knew that it was Inez and the stranger. He was talking as they neared me, and I did not wonder thai such a voire had not wooed even my beauliful friend vainly. "Our lives will be a dream of bliss, beloved," he said, softly, and Inez Iml gave him a smile I had never seen upon her proud lips before -such a smile a woman gives but to one in the lifetime of each. "My friend, my beautiful, love-blest friend!" I thought, as Ihey went by; and then anollier figure followed them, swift and silent as a shadow, a tigurc, slender and wild-looking, will" up lifted hand in which something Hashed, a wave of wild terror broke over me I felt as once before w hen I knew my love lay dying. I sprang to my feci, and sent a wild. Irembling cry after Ihe Hitting form -a cry which was echoed pieieingly in a voice I knew ami loved. I darted along the marble way, un heeding, though I tore a mass of bril liant bloom from its fastenings and bore it Willi me. I reached my friend my beautiful, white faced friend -wlio was kneeling on the marble Hour, lifting lo hrr bosom Ihat god-like fare from which all life seemed stricken. Above her stood the tall, si lor fig. ure, and the knife in her hand was crimson with blood. Ah, yes Ihe same blood ihat had warmed ihe veins of Ihat stranger now a my feel, from whose bosom the slow stream of lite was flowing, tinging the marl floor, dyeing Ihe hands of Inez. I bad seen my own youth decay; had buried Ihe hopes of my life 'in its springtime; bill here was something! equany iiiasung to Hie heart ol my friend! Willi a spring, I raughl Ihe arm of the weird looking rival ore ami lore the knife from her. At thai moment there was the rush of many feet, Ihe cries of many voices, ming ling in one wild uproar: and we were surrounded by the guests, who hail been siimmnml by my own wild erv and Ihat of Inez. ' A laugh broke from Ihe si ranger, the wild-looking, ashen-faecil woman whose hand hail driven Ihe blade still held in the bosom of my friend's luvor; and. as Ihat mocking gurgle of hollow mirlli rang out. it lohi u tlial Ibis was Ihe work, not of malice, but madness! Through the long hours I walehcd beside (he roucli ol' Allan l.elilore: Inez and I: she asked that il might he so, and soil was, we two alone! and in Ihe fading light of Ihe winter day. his eyes opened upon us, and dwelt long ingly on Ihe beautiful face of my friend. She knelt beside him. and laid her lips on his while, stivngthloss hand, a single sob breaking I lie si illness of i he room. "It was just, he whispered. "I was about to do you deadly wrong- I who loved you! She-she is my wife. Inez: and she saved you from my mad. over mastering love, which was not yel great enough lo spare you!'' Great God! how much bolter I thought my own saddened lot, my own cherished grave, on which no numau weakness left a soil, as I saw the face I loved, whiten to the very lips! And then, with flaming lights in the dark eyes, Inez St. Dene rose lo her full height, and looked down upon the white face of -yes, her liner! "1 pardon," she said In clear, ring ing tones; "1 would have dared all bul that and almost Ihat." Then, suddenly faltering, she sank again to her knees and buried her face ill her hands., A lightjwhich dazzled mc swept the face on the pillow; then, as Karnesl St. Dene entered with a physi cian. I drew Inez from the room. Hu lived. There were long hours of painful convalescence, and then the handsome stranger was no longer a neighbor of the St. Denes. The mad woman was raving her life away be hind tho bars of her cell, and Allan Leinore was roaming. Nobody save Inez and myself knew that she was aught to the man whose life she had attempted, and none guessed that Ihe love of Inez St. Dene went with one who found no rest by sea or land. I remained with my friend until the snows of winter hail melted. Then, leaving her, saw her beautiful face no more for live long, weary years. At last, in the early autumn, I received a letter from her a long letter, which tilled my eyes with tears although it gladdened me. Somewhere in the world there was another grave. And the mad wife of Allan Lomoro slept under tho autumn grasses. In a month my Inez would no n bride! "I pardon!" sho had said, in tho long ago, when I had almost haled Ihe man who would havo so wronged her. Yes, she pardoned; nnd-she loved. Now, as the wife of Allan Lemore, I have prayed that sho might bo blest beyond tho nicasnro of most women who "have loved as well. On the Cow-ditcher. "But I onco had the queeru't rail road ride ever known in the world," remarked the brakeniaii, as he and the train boy settled down into tho corner for a chat. "It was about Ion years no when 1 was a yardman One night I jumped onto tho pilot of an out-going freight to rido out to my cabin. It was snowy and slippery, and when 1 went to jump oil' i lost my foothold and canionoar falling right in front of her, but I straddled out my legs and my toes nnd caught tho bars that run up from the pilot to support the headlight frame. Thero I hiingby my feet, wilh my head clear down on tho nose of the pilot. I had to use my hands to hold my head up clear oil' the ties. 1 yelled, but I couldn't mako myself heard. The engineer couldn't see nie for tho boiler, and though ho hadn't soon mo juiun off, supposed 1 had dono so on tho other side. There I hung, getting stiff nnd cold, with my bonus and joints aching as if I had tho gout, tho snow thrown up by the cow-catcher covering and freezing mo; my nose skimming along within an inch or two of tho ties, and the most awful pains in tho cords of my neck I have over known. Kyory minute It seemed to me I must drop to death, but I hung on to hor for eight miles, when we stopped at Woodstock for orders. I couldn t walk for a week, and I believe my nock is a little still' yet. I'd rather walk 600 milos than ride anothor eight In that fashion, Vhkago tfewt, LIVIXdSTON COUNTY, A Hi:soi,ATE I'ICTl'ltK. (Irap le lii'pnrl of Hie Mlnatimi In Ihe Valley by Hue W ho lias lieen There-What the Floods Have pone III a Molllll-Tlle Kiver Illsbig-Aiioilier Itrrak. Walter C I ladle', who has just ro- uirneii irom ine uomlnl districts m the liio Grande Valley, paints a desolate picture of ihe present situation in Ihe valley south of Albuquerque. "For more than a month," says Mr. Hadlcy, "Ihe high waters have swept through Ihe valley, and every hour the course of the river has been changed. As yet there is no abatement ami at Alamiilo mid other points the river was as high yesterday as il has been at any other lime. T he results are growing daily more nppaling, too, as can be readily understood w lion it is considered that Ihe long overflow has turned almost all the earth into quicksand. Wagon roads are entirely abandoned, and by the most heroic ell'orts only has the railroad company been able to support a track on the main line. At Alamiilo the west bank of the river has been steadily moiled away, and Ihe track has been as steadily shifted, being always kept at a safe distance from the treacherous wash. An entirely new road bed has been made some distance west at this point. Ilelween Alamiilo and Socorro Hie river appears to he on both sides of the track, which is out of sight in several places, and cribbing has been resorted to support it. Watchmen are kept highl ami day lo notify headquarters concerning new breaks occurring fre quently. Within I lie past few days a large break occurred about one mile below Socorro which was repaired alter i went -four hours of hard work. "Wlial is I, now n as Ihe 'slinc-lly' is a point about lour miles below Socorro, where the river course changed more than a hundred yards ami completely undermined the track. Within half a day llirrr was ijftren fret of water where the roadbed ought lo he. The track was shifted to solid ground; one hundred loads of rock thrown in to protect, and ;isthclut load was thrown in. llieear thai carried il. track and all. went to the internal regions below 'and left Ihe sea as if it had not been.' The track was again shifted lo Ihe west: it held up for four days and went under again Sunday afternoon. "At llincoti th nirse of llie river and the entire country is so much changed as lo he really unrecogniza ble. Where the round house stood is now Ihe main current of the stream, whirl) turns on itself ami flows north a considerable distance. The building uus saved by being lorn down. From Kiueou to Dona Ana thc:c is nothing to suggest ,i railroad. No attempt lias been made to rebuild. The towns of Tome. Valencia and IVr.illo in Valencia eonnlv. are swept away, and two hundred families are destitute upon Ihe mesa. San Mareial isall II led. boats bring used lo lia-s from house lo house. The waters form 1 an ocean, ami the iron lirnlge at that point was saved only by throning into Ihe river several loads of cut stone woi'lh sM.'iii a cord. "Socorro has four or live feet of water on Metizanares avenue, heirin- hiiur at the depot, and eMeiiding totln Cliii I'luin olliee. Tin. old town of Al hiiuiicrquc is Hooded: no walcr in tin new town. More than two-thirds of Ihe crops in the valley are supposed to he a loss. Wheal nearly ripe has fal len, and in many plan's the carefully cultivated lields are only a sheet of water. .Mosipiiioes, frogs, sand flies and other pests render day and night hideous to the people. The enormous host of laborers are worked almost eoulinuoiisly by the railroad company, who allow tin in double pay for nigiil work. Last week the majority of the men put in eighteen days' time, yet they have not complained. Train men have boon doing extra duty and are worn out." The liio Grande lias been rising al Albuquerque for two days. On Thurs day afternoon the si ream broke through Ihe dike live miles above the new town opposite Los Kauehos, and men nnd women working night and day liuallv succeeded in repairing Ihe break. The AVcic m's latest informa tion received at noon states Ihat the point along die river now considered the weakest ami likely lo break at any moment, is some nine miles above the town. A large force of men is at work strengthening the dike. The hxlept:nd ait in last evening's issue says: "Great credit must be given the naiive people living ii the vicinity, men and women, for the promptness with which they went to work. It is owing to them that Ihe river has been kept in its banks." The heavy rain storm which pro- vailed along Ihe itothern portion of Hie valley yesterday evening is ex pected to make matters worse. An observant citizen, commenting upon the slate of affair as now re ported, says there is at least no dan ger of the people starving as long as the Atchison, Topeka and Santa I'o railroad company continues ils present policy of hiring every man to be found who is willing to work and pay him SI. 60 perdiein and n double prleo for night work. This is an nil-set that no other Hooded district in Ihe land has ever enjoyed. The company has hun dreds of ineu at work now, but still the cry is for more. There is no dis guising the fact that Home of them are too lazy to work, but in times like the present those who do help themselves by the railroad's fair oilers should al low the idlers to sillier tho first pangs of hunger in order to leach them a les son they will heed in all future time. Tliu railroad company is using its funds with an unstinted hand and is doing every possiblo thing in its power to serve lioin Hie general and Hie local public Simla b'e Review, June 21. Ages of Uritlsli Sovereigns. A few weeks ago iuceu Victoria, of I.ngland, Lmpress of India, cntcicd upon her Ctith year. This age has been exceeded by only nine of tho sovereigns of England, Waling from the Noiman conquest, viz. : Ilenry I. and Edward I., who both attained 07 years; Queeu Elizabeth, who lived 09 years; James IL, 08 year.-; George I., 07 years; George II., 77 years; (Jeorgo III., 82 years; George I V., 68 years, and Will nun IV. 72 years. On dune 20 sho will have reigned over tho United Kingdom for forty-sown year?, a length of time which has been c.xoecdi d by three of tho kings of England only, viz.: Hen ry 111., who reigned fifty-six years; lid ward III., whose reign reached fifty years, and Georgo III., whoso roign lasted nearly sixty years. Victoria is also tho oldest Kuropoan nionurch, with throo exceptions the emperor of Germany, who is 87 years of ago; the king of the Netherlands, 07, anil the king of Denmark, 00 Kkhmond State. All grest men re happiest In itormy wtr, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, " JULY Wl A Young Patriot. Hiehard Lord Jones was born al Colchester, Conn., on Slav lo, 1707. He enlisted al Hartford, for the term of throe, years, in Captain James Watson's company of the Third Conneelieut Kegimenl, rnintnanded bv Colonel Samuel 11. Webb. Ihe father of the venerable General James Watson Webb, anil was Hie youngest enlisled per on on Ihe pay-roil of the Army of tho Revolution. 'lie was immediately placed under the charge ol Kami-master Kallriitine, and instructed to play the life. The regiment was at one lime en gaged in an enterprise having in view the destruction of a large quantity of iionoei on i.oug isiauil. mil ine colonel , j and a l umber of men. ,'iuinntr u-hnoi ' was liichiird. were captured while re turning, aficra successful rxpnlilion, by the British sloop of war "Falcin" and taken lo Newport. I'pon the arrival of ihe prisoners at Newport, Ihey were taken before a llntish olhcer for examination. The! colonel, being called forward, was fol- i lowed by Dick, who was anxious lo loam what his own fate was lo lie. The I llrilish olhcer, noticing Ihe little fellow at the heels of his colonel, sternly in-1 quired: "Who are you?" j "I am one of King Hancock's men." I answered Dick, straightening himself. proudly "What ran imi do for him?" n-krd Ihe ollieer, with a smile, and so strong an emphasis on the "you'' that Dick, answered clcliaiilly: "I can light for'liiin." "Can you liglil one of King George's men?" "Yes, sir." answered Dick promptly, and then added, after a lillle hesita tion, "if he is not much bigger than I." The ollieer called forth the boat swain's boy, who had been curiously looking on: then turning to thr young eoutiuciilal. asked: "Dare you light him?" Dick gave the llriton, who was con siderably larger than he. a h.istv sur vey, and then answered: "Yes. sir." "Then strip." said Hi " ollieer. and turning to the llrilish lad. "strip, anil do bailie for King George." Iloth boys divested thrift-elves of all superfluous clothing as rapidly a- pos sible, nml went to wotk at once, ami iu dire earnest. Il was a "rough and tumble" light: lirst ouewasou lopand then the other, cheered in turn by cries of, "Give il to him. King Hancock!" and "Hurrah for King George!" It was a memorable encounter for bolli ronleslauls, but at la-t th r- ageous lillle rebel got the holler of his adversary. The young llriton shouted "enough." ami was rescued from the embrai f his furious an tagonist. Wilh a gcnero-ity unlural lo groat minds, bul seldom iii-plaod during Ihe War of Independence .'the liriiMi ollieer ordered the discharge nf ,,ur young hero, for his pluck, and he was set al liberty. II'. II'. ( Vn , iu s:, .Ve7ei'.s' f'm' .IiiUi. Sinning Sailors, i you know that the sailors D, I'niled Sates navy are half larved?" remarked a recruit id' a low nths yesterday. "What do you mean?" a-ked I lie re porter. "I mean simply whal I say. They are slarvcd. and al-o robbed, and if their treatment was generally known there would not he one t mil where I here are nov ten. 1 would like in so the publication of a statement showin the outrageous manner iu which Ue sailor' are treated." "Of wtial do you chiefly complain? "in the toon, for n'cakla-l have hardtack, which has to he brol, wilh a hammer, and so-called roller we decoction more nearly resembling ' to gel a seed which has inherited eel, burnt saw-dust and hot water. Once; tain good traits front as long a line ol a week roast beef is served, and while ! ancestors as possible on both sides, si it is of Hie poorest quality it is really ! that its ty pe is lived and it can he trust the only meat we get. At other meals oil to reproduce itself, and not some in we tire given cuts of salt pork with j ferior plant. live inches ot fat, and of twenty pounds 1 ot it vr have only about one pound ot lean. It is impossible lo eat Ihe fal, ami the men throw il over-hoard. One day in Hie week we are tleall out so called boiled beef, which is as tough as a piece of canvas. Hut of all the .-lull' served to us sailors Ihe worsl by far is tiie alleged corned beef, known among us as sail horse. This is our Friday dish. 11 is smply impossible lo cat it, and Ihe chief duty of Hie cook on thai tiny is to throw the slull' ovet board. 'I'll is is the hill of fare for re cruits on the the roeeiving-ship Ver mont, and on sea-going ships il is even worse. Kach man is compelled to pay ,2 a nionlli into Hie mess lo buy a lit tle oxlri food, in order Ihat he may be able lo live. There ought to ho no trouble about feeding the recruits on Hie receiving-ships if Ihe men had their rights. The men receive .',! a month anil many of them spend if al) rather than ea t 'salt horse.' Hut af ter their money is gone they must eat it or starve. The starvation and priva tions to which tho sailor is subjected prompt many lo desert. That is w hy the Powhatan can not obtain recruits. No man will enlist iu tho navy if lie can get anything else lo do, or unless he knows nothing about Ihe way re cruits are treated." A'cw York li'urld. Cunning Frail. Wo lind the following in an ex change: Wo would nol advise any one to trust any great amount of frttfl in tho way described, but some may be interesteii to try it ns nil experiment. Tho seicntilic experimenters with germs, and their entraneo to various solutions havo used cotton successfully as a germ trap, but if you try it with fruit and fail do not Idnino lis. The following is tho exultant note of our exchango: "No more breaking of glass jars by putting hoi, saueu into them; no moro wrestling with covers that won't serow down tightly, or that being screwed down won't unscrew; no moro disappointment in liudiug when you open a jar Ihat tho coyer did not tit tight and tho contents are spoilt. Use stone jars, howls, mugs, or any earthen or stone dish you may happen to have, fill them with tho ber ries or fruit while it is boiling hot, and prepnred tho samo as for putting in tho patent preserve jars, cover Im mediately with ono thickness of cotton hatting, fastening it with n string or 5ood rubber bund ami the work is ono, and your presorves will koi p as long and as well, and oven better tlnin if put iu tho best glnss fruit jars. Use cotton batting such ns eoiuo in blue pnpers. A roll costing only a few cents will cover ono hundred or moro jars. It is only necessary to remonibor that nil putrefactidh Is caused by tho invisible animal life floating in the air. Heat destroys all that are in tho fruit and they can't pass through tho fuzzy ootton. Ono of our exchanges has berries that have been kept two years in this wy. Exchange, Agricultural .Notes. A story is told of an old fashioned farmer who had an old ax and saw stolon from his shed. Al lirst he was disconsolate, as he had Ihe tools in use nearly liflccu years, but necessity obliged him to purchase new ones iii Iheir place, lie was so much surprised at Ihe ease with which Ihe new tools worked thai, on bis own ai id, with no agent urging, he went to the hard ware store, purchased a new kil of all tools Ihat lie wanted and threw Ihe others away. He had lost more value in time working wilh poor tools than would buy new ones twice over There are not so many good plow men now as formerly, in luirt, doubt- ult of using the sulky plow, wi.ii w incli extra skill in plow tug does nol count. Another reason, probably, is Ihat few hired men now understand Ihe art of setting a plow so thai it will riiuea-ily for both team and holder. The plow should run level, the point neither digging downwards nor turn ing up. It is but the work of a min ute to set the plow right for one who understands the business. Good plow ing is mi art: had luck lo the country should il heroine one of the lost arts. Says I he New York Trilmur: Like milk, an egg is complete f o,. If fed j on eggs alone young animals are fur nUhoil all necessary elements for : growing hone, muscle, ami all Ihat 'goes to make a perfect animal of its kind. A hen may lay 21" eggspcryear. but ought certainly lo produce 120. ; Fight eggs will weigh a pound, and ! 12" will weigh al I l.'i pounds, al a cost of about one bushel of i orn worth I on an average say oiicents; at this rate j the eggs cost, so far as food is eon eeriied. about o.l, rents jier pound, or I. Hi cents per dozen. They usually jsrll for 12 lo l.'i cents per dozen, ami are tar belter food at that than beef, pork or mutton, j The (,'roe, r unit t'minli'ti Verrliitttt re ; fers to tin- damage done lo wool by caraless marking wilh tar or paint, j which will not wa.-h oil', and gives this ivccipe, which is said to resist the weallicr. but yields to warm water ami .op: "Take lamp black or -Spani-h j rod. and nii with strong vinegar: iui ; il e. oil to the Ihickness of paint. The si p should lie marked on some part of ihe back: by this means the maik Is ' not likely lo hcohlitcratril by Ihe ani mals rubbing logetiier. Ily employing the above mixture, instead of tin' wool ' bring depreciated in value, as il is by Hie ii-o of tar ami paint.it w ill bring ! Is full value." ! The Kansas City l.iiv-Stwt Iwlinilor remarks that il would surely result in no loss and possibly millions of gain if congress should al once prohibit the bringing w i III in our borders of any eal llc. sheep, or swine from abroad for a term of years. We need ueilhct thcir foreign Id.Mxl nor liicir competition. for our Iji'eeilcrs have an abiuulan f the former, and will promptly furnish the taller as occa.-ioii mav demand TloTcbire we say leave Ihe unhenllhv herds of Furope wilh their contagions on their uatiye shores to be cured or kilh'd, ami until Iheir condition is greatly hollered annnuiii'e ofliciallv that Iheir room is preferable to Hp ir company , Tiic proper w ay to procure absolutely Hie bet seed corn would be to plant a large patch il-elf, far enough from any otic-rco n to prevent outside pol len from reaching it. It should he cul tivated so as to insure a vigorous. health growth. After the ears set. every unproductive stalk should be cut out. so thai every seed shall have a civditahle percentage on both sides. If no stalks are left standing hut such as have two ears, and the process be continued for some years. Hie tendency to produce two ears to the stalk will probably become an established qual ity. The aim in every ease should be lliuls About l'iriiioH. The most important part of a picnic, however, is not the weather or the place or the dinner. You may choose the most beautiful spot in the world, and spread Ihe most delicious lunch ever prepared, iitu' yel have the whole thing a complete failure, simply be cause the company was not well se lected. Out-of-doors, where people are free from formality, unlcs they ar ngeniiil friends, and what Mrs. Whitney calls "Heal Folks," they will he likely lo feel ill ill ease and miss lite support given by company, elothesaml manners. Small picnics, for this rea son among others, are usually much pleasiinler than large picnics. In making up the parly, be sure to leave behind Hie girl who is certain to be too warm or loo cold, or to think some other place belter than the one where she is, and who has "a horrid time," if she has lo submit lo any per sonal inconvenience for the sake of others; and with her, the boy who loves to tease, and who is tuitc sure that his way Is the only good way. Put into Iheir places some others, young or old, who lovo simply pleas ures, ami are ready to help others to enjoy them. Next iu importance to the company is the place. It must not he at agreat distance, or you will all be tired, not lo say cross, when you arrive there. It must be reasonably shady, and nut too far from a supply of good drinking Mil or. If Ihe company are to walk, yon must bo especially careful not to be overburdened with baskets and wrap', for tho bundles which seemed so light when you started aro sure lo weigh dow n much more heavily before you reach your destination, lie care ful to have this woikfnirlydiitributed. Never start untilyou are sure that you know just where you nre going, and tho best way of getting there. Wan dering about to choose a place, and thinking constantly to lind ono more desirable. Is very fatiguing. That matter should bo settled beforehand by two or three of tho party, and the others should go straight to tho spot, and mako the best of it. If any do not liko it, they can choose a liill'crent placo when their turn comes to make thu selection. Swum Anna Brown, in St. S'ieholiu for July, Scholastic Note. An Austin school toachor, who, is simultaneously nu Irishman, has been vory much annoyed by tho ubseutccs. Ho created a slight flutter of excite ment among the elder pupils by saying in n vory Impressive manner: "Chllil ren, I want yez to understand, that from now on the abseontays must sit on the front blncb, so I oan know right oil' who thoy are, and npply the oorrootivo."' 2'croj Siftings. Deceit li la unite, tmt bomnly cn fH p fslrWiurs. The 'I' pirul Hail liny. Iu behalf of that iniich-abused "bad boy," 1 am ronstrainrd to take up Ihe pen iu defense. In Ihe lirst place h isn't half so black as he is painted, am well aware of the fact that, as a rule he isnot a favorite of su ecptihle Iadie: of questionable age, who abhor o! piclcud to - anything in Ihe shape of manly breeches. To . such, the bad boy is a terror, and he ki.ows il; if he did n't, he'd cease lo make himself so ever lastingly odious in their estimation. Let the bad boy kfiow to a "iirety that you dislike him, and you open up a channel of tribulations thai is pro ductive of in u h disaster, especially if you own an orchard, a gale Ihat can be lifted from the hinges, ora dog w ith a tail long enough to fasten a can to. There is much truth in the old adage, "You can catch niore flies with molasses than you can with vinegar." The proverbial "bad boy" is just like one of those self-same flies. Give him a dose of tnoiasscs and vou win him for life; lull one drop of vinegar, and he is your relentless foe. As a true and devoted friend. the "bad boy" is a success. In his ever-working brain are schemes which will cause y our hair to rise in horror: ami in Ihat same brain are gendered acts of kiuilucs-i which 'ire capable of thrilling vour heart to the very core. Someone says that Ihe "had boy" has too much rope. If be has you nre to Illume, ion give liim the wrong sort of rope. It is full of hard, cross grained, sour, vindictive knots. If you had given him rope of a difl'crcnt material there would be no danger of his dropping suddenly from Ihe end of it. I am acquainted with one of the sweetest illsposilioued hoy s in all Ihe world, lie is bright, quick, ami a pcr- t lillle gentleman when you treat him a- a human being should be. He will go a mile out of his wev to assi-t ripple over lite fence: lie will go as far to fasten a can to Itrown's dog's tail, liroyvn has cartloads of apple-: he'd ratlu-r see Hiem rot upon Hie ground than give one to tin- "bad bov." He wouldn't give a bov an apple for anything. Oli.no; not he. He hates boy s; tlii-y 're a nuUance, he says. The re-till is. Ids ilogeha-es his nose nflen to rid himself of the disagreeable, rai ding can fastened to his tail. There is a poor old lady who lives all alone in a lillle cottage just across die road from the "bad boy's" hone. That boy never goes to school without dropping iu to see if Ihe old lady has plenty of w I in Hie box. Call him a had boy in InT presence, ami she'll piickl tell ou thai the world would be belter wilh lots more of jll'M such bad bo s in it. I am no admirer of I lial pct'sonilica- lion of g ly-g ly boy w ho never did a bad lliiiig iu all iiis life. He i.-u'l a boy : he's only alitt'e machine, wound up logo for. say Ion. Iwenly years. Then, when he is for l'e tir-i time ' really templed, the cogs refuse lo unit e and Ihe wheels no longer revolve with tlicir wanlid "inoolhncss: a holt drops out and lie falls. When lite goody- g ly hoy falls il a long, long fail. and il takes years to recover his lost prestige. I dot, -I and hale Ihat ryil- Ulinded hoy who has never Ihe sign of a redeeming quality about him. He helps Mil lite prisons rail in life; yet there may be extenuating circuinstnu ees surrounding ids ea-e: if so, lei those who bear hint near kinship begin to practice early, or rlsr - prison bars, rope and srnH'ohl! liul Ihr proverbial "bad bny,"thr hoy of rollicking lauglt Irr, rosy cheeks, tiie boy who will help a poor old woman over the gull or. then hasten away to altaeh a tietaek lo some .Miss Suodrass' window, is a per son I'vcalways loved. This sort of boy makes things lively when he's grow ing: bul grown up w hat a model! - . ,S. AVHMM I'tieil Vc.s-. A Wny lo Grow Wise. After reading it book, or an article, oran item of information from any re liable source, before turning your at tcnlion lo other things, give two or Ihree minutes' quiet thought to tbesuli jeet that has just been presented to your mind: see how nitieli you can re member concerning it; and if there were any new ideas, instructive facts, or points of especial interest that im pressed you ns ou read, force your self to recall (heiu. It may be a little troublesome at lirst iiulif your mind gels under control and leiiriis to obey your will, bul the very ell'ort to think It all out will engrave the facts deeply upon the memory, so deeply that Ihey will not be clVuced by the rushing in of a new and dill'erent set of ideas: whereas, if the mailer be given no further consideration a all, the im-pres-ioiis you have received will fade iiwav so eiilirely that within a few weeks you will he totally unable to re member more than a dim outline of them. Form Ihe good habit, (hen, of always reviewing what has just been read. It exercises and disciplines Hie. mental faculties, strengthens the memory, and teaches concentration of thought. You will soon learn, in litis way, to think and reason intelligently, to sep arate and classify dilVerent" kinds of informal ion; and lu lime the mind, in stead of being n luniber-room in which the various contents are thrown together in careless confusion ami Wis oiiler, will become a store-house where each special class or item of knowl edge, neatly labeled, has ils own par ticular place and is ready for use the instant thero is need of it. Martini Holmes Bates, in St. Xieliolns for JhIii. Tim Good -Matured People. Of all tho mistaken people in the world, the good-natured folks aro the most mistaken. Their policy is logo through life making ns little trouble as pos-ible, and to submit lo any Injustice rather than raise a row. All'lhcir rela tives and friends promptly and system atically take lliein according lo their own programme, and their wishes nnd wants aro never considered. Why should Ihey be? What is the sense of treating fairly people who aie satisfied with anythingP And so tho good-na-tnred man loses nil thu while his due, and puts up with InconvrWrpmco that ho may not mako the people who are wronging him lose their tempers. The ill-milured fellow, on the other hand, lives iu clover. All the best things nre put aside for him; his comfort is oaro Inlly watched so that his anger may not bo aroused. In reality, it would be Impossible to do that, for it is nover asleep. It is always on guard, always on watch. Ho Is a shrewd chap, the ill-natured fallow; whilo tho good-natured ninn is nothing less than a down right fool. He thinks that by bis sub missivencss ho gives himself a quiet, easy existence, when the actual fact is that the other fellow, whose flight is never ending, has altogether a pleasant titno of it, Philadelphia Vrograa, Por l fiylnn mniry nuke t fllver brliUfs, NUMRER -Hi. NOTF.S ()K TIIK DAY. 'The wooded binds of Mississippi comprise twenty millions acres. Hco culture is becoming quite an in dustry iu Washington territory. Ten iteres have been bought iu upper New York for a creiiniulory site. Jell' Davis' plantation at llcativoir, Miss., has been under W ider for weeks. The cotton-mills of the south now represent a capital of overlil.lKHMHiU. New Mexico lias :t,ioo.iill) sheep and 2.000.0110 cattle on its 77..'isii.tn:ii acres of land. A Georgia paper is inclined to be lieve that the fancy for Jersey cattle is a craze. There are more seaside ivsorls on the New England than on any coast iu the world. An umbrella of ro.-es was one of Hie alti'itctions at a recent wedding at Quitman, Miss. Seventeen and liflccu, of Fort Smith, Ark., recently eloped ai'.d assumed the matrimonial yoke. The t phoid fever is making terrible advances in Ihe northeastern part of the City of Mexico. Canada refused to allow Kentucky whisky logo through tin: dominion, n-route lo New York. A lin-voitr-old horse-thief, of lltill'alo. N. Y.. has been sentenced to the peni tentiary for four veers. Foreigners own 2i Mil 7, noil arces of laud iu Ibis rouulrv. aliuo t wholly in thr wr st and .southwest. The lir.hl birthday of Hallor c hr, of Mrinlvillr. Pa., was recently cole bi'iiled by a public picnic. Thr Mormons refused lo give flow ers to decorate the graves of soldiers buried at ( 'amp Douglas. It is estimated Ihat .Slu.ooii.iioiiwortli of grass is annually consumed by Hie prairie dogs in northern Texas. A shoal of cndlish one mile long And conliiiniiig iL'ii.noo.tion li-h will rat Mii.n.iu.niio herring in one week. A bottle of whisky twenty-lhrre years old was found in Ihe cellar of ihe ('ynthiiiiiji. Ky.. school-house. Grral excitement prevails in Clacka mas rounly. ( li'rgon. oyer the reporled discovery of a veritable wild unman. Trxas promises to make more wheat this harvest than any previous crop for eleven veal's. A Chinese opium den was recent raided al Dallas Tex. IJuite a number of prominent ladies were found "hil ling" the pipe. The members of Ihe Now York pro duce exchange are entering a vigorous protest again-t the forly days quaran tine of ves-els. Statistics are reputed to -.how that there is r-s rl'imr ill thr I'nilrd States iu proportion to population than iu any oilier nation in tiie world. Tl xeriiiioiier of I'liipp. Id.- ( 'ami- diati murdrrrr. is said to be an iuiuatr of thr lliifl'alo, N. Y.. insane a-: iuui. Tiie deed made him insane. The :i.iiiHi,iiini loan just made by the Mexican go crniueiil will he to a con siderable extent tl-cd ill tile pay of the troops which will consume some -vi'o ,- i a day. The New York Abolition reunion will hold semi-centennial seniors in eoinmcinoi'al ion of tho pro-s!avcrv riotsof ls:I in New York eitv, on the llli of July. Columbus, Ga.. has i;ii,oou spindles and 2.000 powcrloonts al work making cotton goods, and tiie coiion-mills of Augn-ta consume 70.11011 hales of cot lou every ear. J. D. Itcnlley.il wealthy farmer of Modesto. ( 'ill., was billon by a luiMMul 1 iu a Modesto out-house. Iu about ten minutes afterward the bile resulted in delirium and dcitlh. A earl race, in which milk carts, rock carls, brewers' c:t Is, and water cars will participate, will be the rather novel celebration of the glorious "Knurl li" at Lomlv, Cal. A calf in a pasture near Williams, N'rv., was billon and killed by a nil lie snake Ihe other dav. After Idling the calf the snake coiled about its neck. where it was found anil killed. Thirty-eight men on die Kounehee river loaded 20,00') tons of ice iu live days and eight hours last week, and this is said to be the largest amount of work ever done on the river in Ihe same time. beggar was arrested in New York city a lew days ago and sent lo the neiiitenttarv lor six months. 11 wasns- eerlitined that he was a "poor blind man" in the daytime and a very good sighted poker-player at night. From New Orleans to the City of Mexico, via Kl Paso, it is 2,123 miles; from St. Louis it is 2,67:1 miles; from Chicago it is 2.H71 miles; from Wash ington il is ,'l.mx. miles, and from Sun Francisco here it is2, !'.l!l miles. The Greeks nre very superstitious about soap; they will not pass a pie from one to the other; it is sure to pro voko a quarrel. Likewise olive oil is looked upon in Hie same light as salt is with us to spill it is most unlucky. The last census, shows the poultry crop of North Carolina to be worth 2,8.'i4.!lil. which is if'.IOO.OOO more Hum all the wheat, mid nearly Ihreo fourlhs of all the cotton, and yet some people think chickens n small industry. An ancient irrigating ditch has been found twenty-live miles northwest of (juijoton, Ciil. It was traced to the head, which probably tupped the rivoi near Gila HenW. Large tiees ami chap parel are growing in tho canal, which aro probably us old as those in tho val ley. Tho little stato of Morclos Is a sufl'er cr by tho grasshopper plague. Tho nests havo invaded the district of Jonacntopcc, and have taken the direc tion or cumiiia. jney devour every thing in their lino of march, ami, unless checked, will destroy tho fertile lields around Cunutla. A muleteer reeently fell inlo I ho San Fernando river inTiimaullpas, Mexico. Ilia companions took him out of the water half nn hour after, and, sup posing hint to be dead, hung him up by the heels to a Ireo whilo they pre pared a coflln. Before tho coffin was ready ho was alive. A peculiar reptile is the homed rat tlesnnke now on exhibition in Los An f;les, Cal. It is about fifteen inchesi 1 ength, and has two horns which pro ject from its head just above tho eyes lie has only live rattles nnd a button' nnd was captured at Iudio Station, on tho Colorado desert. Tho Black Butte and Moocasln "Koundup," Montana, has offered a bounty of $8 per head for nil boars killed on the r ranges. This, In addi tion to tho regular territorial bounty of 1 8, will ruitku bear-killing quite a urolitnble industry, as a good large bear will be worth In the neighborhood of3.