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CAI10I.1NK I.E9I.1K. -Chrlitlin I'nlon. Midnight brooded weird nnd tone; Nothing broke the wintry gloom Save tho drowsymonotone Of the clock, as, one by one, From IU steady hindl the minutes fell my silent room. Closo beside the laiger bed Stood tho cradle lu Its place; Mid IU blankets, softly spread, Into Lay the habj ' golden head, And his light breath, coming, going, gently fanned against my face. Something In the darkness stirred, Warmly nestling at my side Like a little shepy bird, "Mamma, I" very law the word, Hush and darkness male tic narrow space between us seem so wide. Then I murmured, as he lay, "Mamma's eloo beside you, dear; Poon the night will go away, Uy-and-by It will be day; In themorrlnewhcn mybiby wakens mam ma will be here." Wandering Angers toward mc crept; "Mammu. let me hold your hand." Clasping It he hushed und slept; Clasnlnc his I could hare went. Humbled by that perfect trust which needed no; 10 understand. Years have piicd me by since then; Long the little bed has stood Empty, silent; yet again, Thrlllntr deeper than mr rain. Comes tho tender voice to baulth every bitter uouuung inoou. Through tho olccless hush of dthea , Through life's midnight dark and dl in, Turning unto Christ, who saltu To each nsklntr soul. "Have faith." Heavenward I reach my longing, groping hu man nanus 10 mm. Does he take them! Ay, he does '. All the chasm deep and wide Spanning by Ills love that (lows Freely for all human woes. I shall wake In heaven's bright morning with my baby by my si 1c. A CULOltiUU STOKY. r;iiuj( irhu weekir t'rci. How strango it nil scorned to llttlo Winfrod! Ono year ago, or, as sho rook' onccl it, ono snow-tlrao and ono flower limo ago, sho was living in Boston nnd now sho wns in Colorado. It was a great chango this going lrom comfort and luxury to a placo whoro comlort was hard to And and luxury not to bo thought of; whore thoy had a log-hut instead of a house, and a pig in place of, n poodle But, on tho whole, sho on joyed it. Her fathor was bolter, and that was what thnycamo for, because tho doctor had said Colorado air would euro him. And, though mother oitcn looked tirod nnd troubled, sho certainly novor used to brenk forth into happy bits of song when fathor was sijk in bod, ns she did now that ho was nblo to cut down trees in tho forest. Besides who ever saw such beautiful blue flowers and such flaming blossoms in Boston? And what was tho frog pond compared with these stroams that now, in tho spring time, camo rushing through tho woods silently somoumos, somotimcs so noisy that ifit wore not for their sparkle when thoy passed tho sunny places and tho laughing way thoy had oi running into every chink along tho banks ono would think thoy woro nngry. Yes, on tho wbolo, Winfrod llkod Colorado; and so did her little brothor Nat; if you had told him Boston was just around tho corner, ho would have started to run there without putting on his cap. Such a little mltn of a follow Nat was, and so lull of sunshinol Only ono thing -could troublo him, and that was to bo awav from mothor ovon for half-an-hour, 'Thcro was something in tho mother's 'way of singing, mothor's way of kissing lhurt little boad and fingers, mother a 'way of putting sugar on bread, and mothor's way of rooking tired llttlo boys, that Nat approvod of most hoar- tllv. Ho lorod bis fathor, too, and thought him the most poworlul wood' cutter that ovor swung an nxo, though really tho poor man had to rest at every stroke See those two children now trudging to tho little stream near by quito re solved in having a lino rocking lu thoir father's canoe. This queer boat, mado oi bark and sharp at both ends, wns tied to a stake Now that tho stream was swollon and so fast, it was fine fun to sit ono in each end nnd get "bounced about," as Winnie said. 'You gut In first, becauso you'ro tho littlest," holding hor dross tightly away from tho splashing water with ono hand nnd pulling tho boat closo to trio shoro with thoothor. "No, you pet in first," 'causo you'ro a, girl," said Nat. "I don't need no holpin'. I'm going to tako off my toos nnd tockies first, 'causo mammy said I might." Nat could say shoes and stockings quite plainly whon ho choso, but ovory body said "toos and tockies" to him, so ho looked upon theso words and many other crookod ones as a sort ot language of Nat, which all tho world would spoak if they know how. In nt lust, both oi them, and a lino rocking thoy had. Tho bushes andtreos throw cool shadows ovor tho canoo, nnd tho birds omit, nnd tho bluo sky pooped down nt them through llttlo openings ovorhoad, nnd, nltogothor, with tho splashing water and pleasant murmur of insoots, It was almost llko mothor's rooking and singing. At first thoy tnlkod and laughed softly. Thon thoy listened. Then thoy talked very little. Thon llstenod again lying on tho rushor In tho bottom of tho ennoo. Thon thoy coasod talking and watched tho branches waving ovorhoad, nnd at last thoy botli fell sound asleep, This was oarly In tho morning. Moth er was very busy in tho cabin cloaring away the breakfast dishes, swooping tho ihn mom. makinir beds, mixing broad iinatlnsr the ovon. and a dozen othor thincrs. At last sho took a plato of orumbs and scraps and went outto food ho chlokons. "Wlnnlo Natl" sho oallod, as sho od out upon tho rough door-stone Como feed tho chickens!" Thou she added, In a surprised way, to horsolf: Why, whore In tho world can thi'So chtldron boP Thoy ruust havo stopped at tho now cloaring losoo their fathor." At dlnncr-tlmo sho blew tho big tin horn that hung by tho door, and soon hor husband camo homo hungry and tired. "Oh, you llttlo witches!" laughed tho niotlior, without looking up from hor task of bread-cutting. "How could you stay away so long from mamma tlrod, Frank?" "Yes, very. But what do you moan? Whcro nro tho youngsters?" Sho looked up now, and Instantly ex claimed, In a frightened voloo, ns sho ran past hor husband; "Oh, Frank! I've not seen thom lor two or threo hours! I thought to be sure thoy woro with you. Thoy surely wouldn't havo stayed nil this timo in tho boat!" Ho followed her nnd thoy both. ran to tho slrenm. In nn Instant tho mothor hastoncd on nhcad through tho bushes, screaming back: ' O. Frank! Frank! Tho boat is goncl" All tint day, tho next, nnd tho next thoy searched. Thoy followed tho stream nnd nt last they found tho boat but It whs empty ! In vain tho father and mother nnd thoir only nenr neigh bor wandered through the forest in every direction, calling: "Winnlol Wlnnlo! Nat! Nat!" In vain'.tho neighbors took tho boat nnd explored tho stream lor miles; no trnco could bo found of tho poor llttlo cronturcs, who, full of lifo and joy, had so lately jumped into lath or's canoo to "havo a rock." Whoro woro thoyP Alas! they did not themselves know. Thoy only know that thoy had been wakened by n great thump, nnd that when thoy had jumped out of the ennoo nnd started to go home ovorything was different. Thoro was no foot-path, no clearing whcro trees had bcon cut down, no sound of father's ux near by, nor of mother's song and tho stream wns rushing on vory angrily over its rooky bed. Tho canoo, whioh had broken looso, nnd, borno on by tho current, floated ?.wny with thom miles nnd miles from the stake, was wedged botween two great stones when thoy jumped out of it, but now it was gone tho wntor had taken it away. Aftor a while, in their distracted wanderings, thoy could not oven find tho stream, though it seemed to bo roaring in ovcry direction nround thom. Now thoy woro In tho depths of tho forest, wandering about, tired, hungry, and frightenod. For two nights they cried themselves to sleep in each other's arms undor tho black trees, nnd, as tho wind moaned through tho branchos, Winnio had prayed God to savo thom from tho wolvos and Indians, and llttlo Nat had screamed, "Papal Mammal" sobllng as if his heart would nrcak. All they had found to cat was a few sweet red berries that grow closo to tho ground. fcvory hour tho poor children grow fainter and fulntcr, and nt lost Nat couldn't walk at all. "I'm too tired and sick," ho said, "and my foots all tut. My toos nnd tocklos is in tho boat. O Winnio, Wln nlo!" ho would cry, with a groat sob, "Why don't mamma and papa como? Oh, if mnmma'd only como and bring mo somo broad!" "Don't cry, dear, don't cry," Win nio would say again and again. "I'll find somo more red berries soon, nnd God will show us tho way homo. 1 know Ho woll. Only don't cry, Nat, becauso it takes away all my courage." "AH your what? ' asked Nat, looking wildly at her as if ho thought courago was something ho could oat. "Ill my courago, Nat." And thon aftor searching in vain for more red berries, sho would throw herself upon herknoos and moan: "Dear Father In Heaven: I can't find anything more for Nat to cat. Oh! plonso show us tho way homo!" What was that quick sound coming towards them? Tho undorbrush was so thick Wlnnlo could not soo what caused It, but sho hold her breath, thinking of wolves nnd Indians, lor thoro wero plenty of both, sho know, lurking about in thoso great forests. Tho sound ceased for a moment. Seizing Nat in her arms, sho mado ono move frantic cflort to find tho stream; thon, scolug a strango look in tho poor llttlo faco when sho put him down to tako a bottor hold, sho screamed: "Nat! Nat! don't look so! kins Wln nlo!" "Hello thoro!" shouted a voico through tho undorbrush, andjn another instant a great stout man camo stamp' fng and breaking his way through tho bushos. "Hello, thcrol what on alrth's up now? Et old Joo ha'nt como upon queer gamo this tlmo. Two sick youngsters starving, too, by Josh! Hero you uns, eat somo uv this 'ero and givo nn account uv yourselves." With theso words ho drow from somo Whoro among tho coavy folds ofhla hunting dress a couplo of biscuits. The children grabbed at them frantl cally. "Hold up! Not so sharp!" ho snld. "You must havo a llttlo nt a tlmo for an hour yet. Hero, sis, glvo.mo tho baby; I'll feed him. And us for you, just soo that you don't inoro'n nibble." "Oh! give mo a drlnkl" oiled Wlnnlo, swallowing tho orackor In two bitos and for an instant forgetting Nat. Tho man pulled a cantoon or flat tin flask from his belt and gave her a swal low of water; then ho hastonod to moist on Nat's Hps and fed htm crumb aftor crumb ot tho brokon biscuit. "Anothor hour," ho muttered to him self, as he gently fod tho boy and smooth' od baok tho tangled yellow hair from tho palo llttlo faco, "anothor hour and ho'if a bin psst niondlug." Winnio looked up quickly. "Is ho going to dior" sho nskod. "Not ho," said tho man, "ho'U como through right end up yet. Ho's got n fovcr on him, but we'll Soon knock tlmt under. How'd you got hore, llttlo Ba.l?.V winnio told ncr story, mi tho wniio feeling n glad certainty nt hor henrt that hor troubles woro ovor. Tao strango man carried a gun, und ho hnd a pistol nnd an axo nnd knlfo in his bell. Ho looked very tlcrco, too, yet sho know ho would not harm her. Sho had scon many a trapper before slnco sho camo to mo West, and though tins man look cd very grand nnd woio a wonderful hunting dross all cmbroldorcd nnd fring ed nnd n big hat and yellow legglns, she felt suro'ho was tho vory trapper who had been nt horiuthors cabin alow weeks boforo nnd taken supper and warmed himself boforo tho tiro, while ho told stories about tho Indians and furs, nnd about having many a time had "flftv mllo o' trans out on ono stretch." Sho remembered, too, that hor fathor had told her tho next dav that trappers lived by catching with traps nil sorts ol wild animals, and selling their furs to tho traders, and that this particular trapper hnd bcon very succcsslul, nnd had great Inlluonco nmong thu Indians ono oi mo big men oi uoiorauo, as no said. These thoughts running through her minu now as sno toiu now may una oocn lost for threo wholodays and two nights, nnd tho sight of Mat falling peacefully asleep on tho trapper's shoulder, mado nor loci so nappy mat sue suddenly Iroko lorth with, 0, Mr. Trnppor! I can run now. Let mo go right homo!" The stars camo out ono by ono that night and winked and blinked at a strnngo llguro stalking through tho for- ost. Ho had n sleeping child under each arm, and carried his gun ready to tiro nt nn instant s notice, xruugingon, no muttered to himsclis "Well, old Joo, you'vo bagged all sorts of gamo in this 'ero lorest and trapped most ovory tiling ngoin', uut you ain't novor had such a raro bit o' luck ns this. No wondor I st'od thcro on tho edgo of tho timber-land listening to I didn't know what. llccKcn hero's a couplo of skins now'U bo putty popular nt ono market 't any rate: letcli most any price ycu could name; but I'll lot 'cm go cheap; nil tho pay I wnnt for theso hero critters is just to hear the kisses of thom poor frightonod hollol Hi oro' s n liglitl What, ahoy I .Neigh hor, hollo! hello!" "Got 'cm both!" ho shouted ns three figures, two men nnd a woman, camo in sight through tho starlight, "All right! got 'cm both." The children nro uwnko now. What sobs, what laughter, what broken words of lovo and joy fall upon tho midnight air! And through nil, Winnio, wonder ing nnd thrilled with strango happiness, is saying to horsolf: "1 know God would show us tho way homo!' Berlht. Tho incrooso ot tho population of tho city of Berlin is nltogothor unparallod in tho history of capitals. In 18G0 its population was 628,900, while, accord ing to tho consus taken tho other day, it now contains 1,118,630, nn incrense of moro than twofold in twenty years iiiero nro towns, indeed, wnion m n similar tlmo havo sprung from ton in habitants to a hundred thousand, but not ono which has grown from half a million to a million. The incrcaso in tho aha of Berlin is tho moro singular inasmuch as Berlin possesses no natural advantages whatever. It is not a port, or a groat contor ot trado, or a groat manufacturing city. It lies Ih a flat, ugly country, nnd Its river is only a stream of tho third class. Berlin owos Its increnso to tho immense, though temporary, prosperity induced by a plo- thora of monoy aftor the wave of con quest on tho crest ot whloh tho Germans swept through France. Fcoplo llookod thoro from tho provinces after tho war, bocauso thoy believed as tho people in rural districts onco believed of London that tho strcots woro Almost paved with gold. For a timo all went woll; speculation of every kind was rampant; building operations aflbrdod employ ment to immenso hosts ot laborers factories sprang up and emigrants flocked in. Tho re-action camo in duo tlmo, and it is probablo that lor years past tho position of tho average work' Ingman at Berlin has boon worso than that of his fellow in any othor capital in Europe, with tho exception of St, Petersburg. Sleep. Thcro is no fact moro clearly estab lished in tho physiology of man than this, that tho brain oxponds its onorgies and itsolf during tho hours oi wakolul uess, and that thoso aro roouperutcd during sleep; if tho recuperatidn does not equal tho expenditure, tho brain wlthors; this Is insanity. Thus it is that in early English history persons who woro condomncd to death by being pro vented from sleoping always died raving maniacs; thus it is also thoso who starve od to doath bocomo Insane; tho bralu is not nourished and thoy cannot sloop, Tho practical inferences aro throo: Thoso who think moat, who do most bruin work, require most sloop. 'iho tlmo "saved" lrom nocessarv sleep Is infallibly destructive to mind, body and estate. uivo yourself, your children, your servants, givo all who nro undor you tho fullest amount of sloop they will tako by compelling them to go to bed at some rogulnr, oarly hour, and to riso tho morning tho moment thoy uwnko ot themselves, and within a fortnight nu turo, with almost tho regularity oi tho rising sun, will unloose the bonds tho moment enough roposo has boon secured for tho wants ot tho system, This is tho only safe and sufficient rulo, and as to tho question how much sic op any ono requlros, each must bo a rulo for htmsolf; groat nature will nover fall to writo it out to tho obsorver, undor tho regulations just given. On a pleasant fall day some persons will vuougnuessiy expose inemseivea as m sum mer. and take a severe cold. For such. Im mediate relief offers Itself In Dr. Hull's Cough oyrup. vo cenw a uowe. FARM, UAItDEN AND HOUSEHOLD Onre of 11 g. To grow pigs succcsslully and profit ably requlros that thoy shojild havo a good nppotlto, good digestion nnd Jtiung assimilating powors, which cannot bo tound in tiny breed without vigorous health. If n pig is kept for a consider ablo tlmo in a cold, wot, dirty pen, on bad food nnd short allowance, until tho character and quality ofscctctlons nro changed, nnd tho general growth of tho pig is checked, that pig will not mako a good brocdor. By subsequent good caro this pig may grow to bo u llno-looklng hog, nnd, as a breeder, may not show tho chock It has received, but abuso will bo protty suro to crop out In its offspring causing lato maturity, dollcloncy lu sl.o or fattening qualities. VrniiulitN on IIorNCH. Horses aro qulto scnsitlvo to chilling draughts of nlr blowing upon thom, especially upon their hads; hence, In tho construction of stables this should bo borno in mind. Many stables havo tho horses fnco tho nlloy nlong tho sides of which tho doors, or a laigo spneo, Is fnft entlroly open, tho horses stand In n chilling draught, from which thoy can not escape. Horses, llko many pooplo, can stand much wind in nn open Hold, but will catch cold while in a draught only a short tlmo. With propor ventila tion, tho doors of tho stablo should bo kept closed In cold weather, that no draught may occur. I.iirly I.iuiiliH. Now Is tho tlmo to speak for early iambs-. It is qulto probablo that tho prlco of early lambs noxt summer will bo higher than It was tho past summer. Many who raised thom tho past season did not rcalizo ns high prices ns thoy expected, nnd part of them will not tako tho troublo to raise thom tho coming year, so that thcro will bo all tho botlor chanco for thoso who do. Lot tho lambs como early, feed tho sheep liberally with roots and grain, and givo tho lambs all thoy can cat, and good prices will bo obtained for thom. Halslng lambs for ton cents n pound will pay, but when twenty or twcnty-llvo cents can bo obtained, as is sometimes tho case, tho profits nro such ns nro highly pleasing to tho farmer who has plenty of good fat lambs to sell. I j ho tlib.lllml. N. E, Farmcor. It you aro a dairyman.lt may bo your stock Is not what it should be, or your iuofllclont, or careless ot your intorosts. Porhnps you do not put tho brains into your work that your moro successfu noighbor puts into his, und now is just tho timo to bring brains into service Tho field work is not pressing, and it should not tako nil your timo to feed and tend tho stock. So when you havo looked over and stralghtenod out your own accounts, you should look into tho town or vlllago library, if you havo ono, and selecting a few books on finance, or political cconmy, road and study them till you can at least understand tho idoas ot tho writers, oven though your own opinions may not bo fully fix ed. Farmers should not only havo a prot ty cloar idoa as to their own porsonal standing, but thoy should also know somothlng of tho financial condition of tho country, nnd ot the porsonal char actor of tho men whom their votes havo holpcd to mako prominent. A farmor's lifo should not bo wrapped up wholly in fields and animals, in sprouting seeds and growing crops, but ho should so cultivate his mind that ho will bo ablo, at least, to count one in tho groat multitude that makos up tho nation. CaHCH ofHorne Colic. Prof. Ji. Law, In New York Trlbnna . Tho horso's stomach is too small to contain a good feed and tho gas oxtri catcd from such matorials, when diges tion i prevented by immediate severe work after eating, or otherwise, and whoro fermentation has set in. Evon a cow will dlo in half an hour from a suddon extrication of gases in tho paunch, which is capablo of holding about 250 quarts. How much moro, then, may tho horso, whoso stomach will hold but from 1G to 20 quarts. Tho cow can sometimes relieve horsolf by eructation or vomiting, or may bo promptly curod by puncturing tho loft Hank and lotting out the gas. But tho nvorago hoalthy horso can nolthcr belch gas'uor vomit, and to puncturo his stomach you must first transfix tho larger intestines, aboyo and boyond whieb it lies. Again, medicines given to tho horso in such circumstances aro exceedingly uncertain. Even the hoalthy stomach of tho horso does not absorb. much loss that which is distended be. yond rucasuro with gas. Anything thoro fore, which is introduced into tho stom ach, muct bo passed through into tho intestines boforo it can enter tho circu latlon. But hore, again, Is tho obstaolo ot an overstretched and inactivo stora uoh, unablo to contract on Us contonts, or force thom on into tho bowols. Again tho introduction of agents into tho stomach still further distends it, and at first aggravates tho symptoms. Such a caso of aouto indigestion and tympany of tho stomach, as might bo expected, is ono of tho most hopolcss and fatal disorders of tho horso. Yot as delay is usually equal to doath, early ventures at trontmont givo tho only hopo. Givo by tho mouth 1 ounoo tine turo of ginger, 80 drops oil of pepor mlnt, ono-half ounco aqua ammonia, and ono scruple t'neturo of mix vomica in a pint of cold water. Tho samo may bo given as an Injection into tho rectum, tho water bolng Inoroasod two quarts, In tho absence of theso, gvo whatever stimulant comos to hand a pint ol whlskv, gin or brandy, or ono-half ounoo poppor, with a pint of llmcwntor, or ovon a toaspoonful ol baking soda and another ol cnrbollo acid. Gentlo walking cxcrclso may bo given, with ac tive rubbing of tho nlnlomen with straw wisps, nnd half an hour after tho medicated injection, Injections ol soapsuds to tho amount of four quarts in each. Six drachms of aloes may also bo given by tho mouth. II recovery ensues, tho rood should bo limited in quantity, and of a quality easily di gested, for a week, ami ton grains of nu-t vomica and one-hall ounco ground gontlnn may bo glvon daily for tho samo length ol timo. Inn c-tso of colic arising from a full drink ot wator followed by nn ncttvo run, tho prbspects nro far bottor. Hero tho sufforlng will bo onco nt rollovcd by u stlmulent nnd anodyne, and ns tho dis turbance is mainly in tho Intestines, this mny bo Introduced into tho stomach with hopo of Its speedily passing through and being absorbed; ono-half ounco of ginger and ono ounco of laudanum will usually sulllcp. Should thoro bo no re lief in half an hour It may bo repeated as an injection, and at mo samo timo a doso of laxatlvo uicdtclno may bo given by tho mouth. Fivo drachms aloes nnd ono drachm powdered gentian mado into n ball with syrup, will usually suf fice nnd roliof may bo calculated on In threo hours at tho utmost. Salt and water, nbout which ono correspondent nsks, Is a vory unsatisfactory doso, being Irritating to tho mucous mcmbrauo when too concentrated, and not t.t nil calculated to curry off irritating mater ials from tho stomach and bowels. Its main vnluo is in retarding formcntation in tho contents, but this is bettor eflocted bysaloratus, ammonia, hyposulphite of soda, or carbolic acid. Hoi-Hen' Collurn. la rhtltdelphU Times. I am surprised that tho suffering which horses endure from ill-fitting collars has not bcon mado n subject of complaint. Tho fact is, thoro Is no greater or moro unnotlcod causo ot torturo to tho horso than an ill-fitting collar. Tho troublo is not bo much nttribulnblo to ignorant harness-makers, but rather to tho other causo that of changing harness from ono horso to another, regardless of tho lit of tho collar, tho most important item in tho wholo harnoss, particularly In draft work. If this suggestion hnd been offered in Now York, whcro I havo work ed till within tho last fow months, I could refer to four out of oviry flvo harness-makers whoro a drivor could de pond on getting a perfectly-fitting col larand no uoubt tno samo is mo caso horo yot tho ovil exists In New York to as groat an extent ns nnywhero. Tho causes of this groat troublo nro, In car nnd stage lines, ignoranco and careless ness on tho part of tho superintendents changing harness under tho nbovo-men-tloned conditions by grocery, milk, nnd express men. In largo wholosalo dry goods, hardware, and othor commercial nouses, tno troume is principally caused by bad repairs in relinlng nnd stuffing collars, tno most particular oi an nar noss jobbing. If tho following condi tions wero observed, ninety per cent of tho sufforlng would bo avoided: First, a collar should fit liko a nomfortnblo shoe; second, tho traces in dratt should bo of equal length; third, a collar should fit closo to tho withor. with room for tho opon hand to pass ovor tho gullot; fourth, tho benrlng should bo full and frco from lumps in tho filling. When tticso conditions lau in giving a norso comfort nt work which I havo yet to hoar a good practical harness-maker should bo applied to nnd tho troublo will bo remedied at onco. A Clerk' MUUto. London Globe. Tho well-known legal doctrlno that no notico can bo takon of stops in inter preting a document received a rathor striking illustration at the Middlcssx Registration Court. A voto had' boon claimed lu respect of certain buildings by a firm which occupied a part of thom, and questions had boon addrcssod to tho claimants, which they woro re quired lo answer in writing. Tho par ticular aucstlon unon which tho diffi culty aroso was wncthor the building was wholly or in part ocoupiod oy tno Arm. and tho nnswor which it was in tended to givo was, "No. Fait of -tho promises 'is occupied by us." Unfortu nately iov uio claimants, wno wero oi tho Liberal porsuarion, their clerk or literary roprosontntlvo had not tho pen of a very ready writer, and tho answer, as sent to tno ouiciais, roau, "xxo part of tho promises is occupied by us." Tho full stop, which would havo been so essential a tactor in aotcrmining mo sonso of tho sentence hnd bcon .alto gether omitted, and its absonco-wns not oven atoned for by a capital lotter at whloh might havo excused tho revising barrister tn supplying it gratuitously, so as to "mako sonso" of tho passage much In tho samo stylo as a commenta tor engaged in publishing or interpret ing a text ot iEjcbylus or Pindar. Ho accordingly read tho words in their literal moaning, and hold that tho claim ants, in making such nn answor, bad abandoned their claim to a voto for tho premises. It Is difficult 'to-seo how ho could woll havo como toadifforent con clusion. Tho rosulb, nevoitheloss, throws somo doubt unon tho maxim al ready quoted, that punctuation Is' in a rgai point oi view a vory invoious uo tall. BrundliiK Men. xewtoikdraplilc. Tho branding of army mules an horses has bcon a recognlzod praetlc inmost countries for past years, but remained for an Englishman to propol that soldiers should bo treated in tl bbhw way. Dosertion in tho Brltlrh army Is carried on to an excess unknown In othor countries, and t,o guard against tho evil, and to mako the recovery of a fugitive more cortain, somebody has submitted to tho war pfHoo a llttlo in strument whloh, on touohlng a spring, will instantaneously and Indelibly tattoo a small crown on tho man's wrist. Tat tooing is not exactly branding, n so far as tho moohanloal oporatlon is concern ed, built Is 'exactly tho samo in its ro- suits it leavos a mark for lifo, and it scorn scarooly possible that any largo numb'or of human bolhgs will voluntarily submit to it. unloss tho work is a honor- nblo one, whloh tho Quoon's sorvlco. at this tlmo certainly is not ropuwuio uo among Englishmen gonorally, PRACTICAL SCIENCE. Fire Dump Indicator. A vory sonsftlvo flrodatnp indicator has been luvcntcd In Gormany so scnsi tlvo ns to shiw tho presence of 0.25 por cent, of marsh gas lu tho air 61 mines, whllo tho ordinary si 'cty lamp only bo gins to discloso thn danger when tho gas is In tho proportion of lW-pooVdl.e As now arranged, n magno&oiootrto current Is sont through two flnrj'platfc num wires In ono circuit, nnd maintains thom in a state of incandescence. Ono of theso wlros Is protcoted from tho in fluonco of any firo damp, but tho other Is fully exposed io tho notion of that sub itanco; tho litter will, therotoro, glow brighter lh,m tho former when tho marsh gas pours into tho nlr. A mova blo photomotrlo screen is placed bo tween tho wires, nnd, when it Is shlftod until tho. reflection of tlia wiros upon t nro oqunl,Jto1dlffo';oncooftho''iaicusUy of tho light of tho wiro is shown on a scale, nnd this dlffcronco Is tho moasuro of tho proportion of tiro damp In tho nlr. Htenm Holler. Compound steam boilers for utilizing light fuol matters havo boon still further improved, so ns to combino peculiar ef ficiency and economy, nnd nro being largely Introduced abroad. Tho boiler Is composed ot a singlo fluo or Cornish boilor and a multitubular boiler, placed end to ond, leaving a space botweon them; nt tho top theso boilors aro con ncctd together by n steam drum, nnd nt tho boltpm by circulating p ipos. Tho Cornish boilor is sot directly ovor tho furnace, with tho ond next to tho tubu lar boiler over tho grato, tho firing being dono nt tho side Tho products of combustion nnd llnmo pass backward under this boilor nnd forward through tho singlo fluo, across tho spneo between tho two boilors, and through the tubes of tho tubular boiler to tho chimney. A portion of tho hoatcd gas and flamo is mado to clrculato under tho latter boll-' cr boloro passing to tho chlmnoy a fonturo of special vnluo in this arrange ment. Hound In I-'lnmc. Of nil producors of so-cnllod myste rious sounds Dr. Tyndall's sonsltivo or vowel flamo is ono ot tho most curi ous. Out of a particular kind of gas, with a burner of peculiar construction, tho lcarnod professor produocs a lighted jet of flamo nearly two feot in holght, oxtromoly narrow, nnd so exqulsltoly sensitive of sounds that it sings and dances up and down, in responso to ev erything that is sung or said, with dif ferent degrees of sensibility for different vowel sonnds. "The slightest tap on a distant anvil reduces its height sovon inches. When a bunch of keys is sha ken, the flame b violently agitated, and emits a loud roar. , Tho dropping of a sixpence into, a hand already containing com nt a distanco or twenty yards, knocks tho flame down. It is not pos sible to walk across tho floor without agitating tho flame Tho croaking of boots sots it in .violent commotion. Tho crumpling or tearing of paper, or tho rustle of a silk dress does It tho same It is- startled by tho pattor of a rain drop. I hold a watch near tho flamo, nobody hears its ticks;: but you all soo tho effect upon tho-flame; at ov ory tick it falls and roars. Tho winding up of the watch also produces tumulb.. Tho twittering of tho distant sparrow shrieks in the flamo; tho note of a cricket would' do tho same A chirrup from a distanco of thirty yards causes it to fall and' roar." In rofercnoo to tho power of tho' flume to respond to poetry,, tho lecturer said:-' "The flamo selects from tho sounds thoso to whloh it can respond; it notices somo by tho slightest nod, to othors it bows- moro distinctly, to somo Its obelsanoo is very profound, .while to mnny sounds it turns an entlroly doaf oar." EU'cct oC llrcutlilnif Oxygen Ayoung Frenchman,. M.. Auno, has- lately mado experiments on hlmsolf relatlvo to this quostion, which ho has chosen as tho subject ot a modlcal thesis. Tho experiments lasted four weeks dur ing whioh timo ho submitted hlmsolf to a uniform r egimo as regards quantity and quality of food, muscular oxorolso, and intellectual work. Ho took oxygen only during tho second and third wook, inhaling bctweon forty and' oight litres ofibtiaily, but during tho wholu timo he dado-a careful record of temporaturo, pulse, rosplratlon, ete Tho conclusions' arrived at are brlotly as follows:: Inha lation of oxygon, made undor certain physvblogicai conditions doos- not causo any inconvenience uno- may no- sort' 1QQ' litres and even, more,. dity. Oxygon Incroisos- tho appo- tlw, nnd devolopstho functions of msimiiatloa; ami on tnis account it teaus- . . . i . . . . . IxMneroase tno weight ot tho- boay. it unrouuees nsiigut intoxicnr.cn, ana ting u . ... ling sensations in tho oxtromltles It Valsy tho temperature vory slightly, winter Us Inlluonco tho respiratory movements and tho pulsations- becomes more numerous. Oxygen has aaa incon testable notion on certain elements of tho"blood;tt Sino'reases the .aamlsejr pf red corpuscles ami of ham&toblastt and tho richness of tho former in homoglo- bln. It has noinflueaco oa thewhlto cornusolos. M. Auno- did not ex'porl onco thnt sonsatlon of heat In tho ohost of whloh some abhors have Bpok'pPln connection with this subject (jlommont- ing on M. Auno'a experiments, M. Hoy- em remarks that the effeotaare only temporary, 'and that while Inhalation ofoxveron mtv be of service throueh favoring assimilation, it ooqld nptjj made a dollnltlroKtreatrnqnt,,! andit would bo nooessflryalwayito-adnrinlstor iron in addition. "Tho inhalation gives very good roouits in: tno ease ot dyspep tic phenomena- and obstinate, votnlting, An exchange armies- that the aelo ft the aristocrat ot birds, beowsa It moves l,u. mypeitcircivs. A SAMPLE TILL All B. U. Quad. I write this from a country village containing nbout ono thousand Inhabi tants, It Is a lovoly llttlo town ncstlod on a sido hill to break off tho raw winds of winter and tho hurricanes of summon When I arrived this morning It soomod to ne n If there could not bo a bad man or aschbldlng wipnan In tho village. but fourvhourtJiaVo passed nnd I am a wiser man. I camo horo to soo old Mrs. Brown nbout a ponsion sho wants from the government, and whon wo had 'finished our business, I said: "I seo you havo four churches horo." "Yos; but wo nevdr'havo anysor mons worth listening to." ' '"Tho men look intelligent and smart." f 'Humph I Thoy aro rogular pokes I Tlicro isn't a man In Fnrmvillo who knows o'notigli ,to ask boot- In a- horso trade.' "But tho womon look happy," I pro tested. "Thon thoy look what thoy alnH," shonnswerod. "I don't bollovo' thoro ' Is n happy woman in tho wholo village. .If you know of tho awful carryings on horo, you wouldn't look for happy wives." "What awful things do tho mon do?" 'You'd bettor ask what thoy don' t do. It's a wondor to mo that Fnrmvlllo hasn't shared tho fnto of Sodom and Gomorrow." "Do thoy drink?" "Do thoyP Didn't I soo ovon old Doacon Harris woaving this way and that as ho climbed tho hill last ovoningP It's nslippory path, of courso, but sobor mon don't climb a hill sido ways." "Do thoy gambloP" "Gamble? What did 'Mrs. Potts tell mo that horbrothor's wifo told Mrs. Davis not a month ago? Four of tho leading mon in tho placo wero caught playing checkers for the soda water. That's a nlco example isn't It?" "Is Mrs. Potts n!coP'u "Nlcol-Why, sho"s tho worst gossip in town I It's a wonder that mon don't duck her in tho mill-pond!" "And Mrs. Davis?" Sho's a hypocrite! Sho'll talk sweet to your faco, nnd abuso you bohindyour back." "Mrs Georgo is well spoken of." "By whom? I'vo known hor fllteen years, but l'vo novor board a human being spoak well of her. Sho eats opi um and lies liko a trollop." "Isn't Mrs McHonry air right?" "All right? Why no ono can Uvo In tho honse next to her." "Tho postmaster seems liko a good man," I ventured to remark. "Good EcanE Why, my husband always believed he was tho vory man who throw adog yellow down our well. I don't say that ho steals letters, but I do know that whon I sent two three-cent stamps in a letter to my daughter in Illinoy, sho never got it-" "But there must bo ono good man hore" "Thoro must eh? Woll, I wish you'd pint him out. to mo. I'do liko to polish up my spoetacles and tako a good look at him." "And isn't there ono faultless wo man?" Woll; I don't want to 'soom vain "and concoited, because nono of 'us aro long for this- world, bat I expect I'm tho faultless- ono- yot nro inquiring after." Ithlnk l shall go out on tho ovonlng train. Mrs. Brown says that every house and lot Is mortgaged, ovory busi ness man is ready to "brut," and ovory family has at least one scandal about mem. un my way ovor. to tno post ofllco an hour ago, t asked a grooor if ho know old Mrs. Brown. . "Know hor! Why. sho's a gossip, a liar, a hypocrite, and a dead beat, and too lazy to change hor stockings more man twiop a;year." Molding Character. Parents too often forgot that tho molding of tho character of children is principally in thoir hands; thoy also too often forget that childhood is full of-llfo and joy, and naturally seeks for amuse ment, and that any effort to crush out thoso natural desires in children only tends to drlvo them boyond tho reach of tho restraining hand, whero thoy can indulgo, without rostralntand directed only by thoso who look only to th? joys of the moment. There are but fow places whoro tho mind .of tho hoy can bo more easily turned in tho right direc tion than on tho farm; for horo all through) tho- growing season ho Is orount.in uurcct. contact wun tno won dorfiil powdrs'of naturo, nnd a very llt tlo instruction- will teach, him to, in a moasuue, realizo hor beauty, purity and perfection, .and at tho samo tlmo create n biin-adesiro to better understand her teachings. When onco tho boy becomes- interasteti in, and really loves to gaze on tho beauty ot naturo, tho mind, is lilted up to that position where it begins -to- realise, that right action ,1s tho groundwork of human happiness, und, wuen ine long winter evonings como no will be glad to spond a portion, ot, thom reading books that pxplaln in detail tho laws relating to animal and wogotabla life; but to make tho ovoulngs pass pleasantly us woll is profitablwreoutlrea the united cg'qrts oi both pardjts. , All proper means snouia no usoupo inter minglo with instruction various, inuo cent amusement"" to keep tufovenings from'b'olcgHiccsQaiotveadina i'mm in structive books should bo-tollowRl by conversation upon tho subject read. A oou mioroscopo Biiouw. always bo at and to assist', tho eve Id investigating tho wondorful productions of nature und especially tho boauty and finish of tho flo ivors of pot plants whloh should bo tound on every hand, No homo la fsmpioro wiinoui aweascanaii uozon oworlng pot plants; thoy form a con trol attraction whloh draws togothor all of tho members of thb household; and aside from their attractions and beauty they give lessons of Instruction relating to. plant growth that will do much to proparo.meiDoys so inoy win no better prepared to work successfully among the plauU of .the field. . r . . f ir' . 7 Mnrllllftnfc MnA ImnnlnlvA nnrmlft. tl buM . octurer on .phyelogncmy, "nave black eyes or tt they don't have 'em, they're; ant V) get 'era, tt they're too Impulsive," J