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Br DAVE SPORT t BOBTXI. OREGON, MO WOOD ANEMONES. All Tha Tetr Round. A mitt of violets whtto and blue, A fringe of fern leaven, washed vrlth dew, And dried by April's breeze : A belt, of blue-bells all a-row, And on the tender grass a snow Of wood anemones. The wind-swayed branches rlso and fall Too little wood Is musical With dulcet tones and clear, The hum of bee, the song of bird, And In the carol's pauto Is heard The streamlet running near. Beneath tho spreading woodland trees, Among tho white anemones, Two children aro at play: Tho blossoms openlug ono by ouo Their star-like laces to the sun Are not moro puro than they. They laugh away the merry hoars, era, They crown themselves with woodland flow- They mimic bird and bco; Till one, tho graver of tho twain, Holds up, to tell of ccmlng rain, A closed anemone. Ah, sister mine I through all tho years, Through mists of shed and unshed tears Mlno eyes can yet behold A plcturo of that sunlit wood, The snow-whlto carpet where we stood And watched tho flowers unfold. Ah, sister dcart His meet for thco To wear the wood aoemone Upon thy gentle breast; Thou hast not left life's quiet ways To follow after gain and pralso With spirit of unrest. I had no mind for woodland bowers, I scorned tho simple, woodland flowers, We pulled together then; But waves of tender memory roll Fulloltcn over my sick soul In busy haunts of men. And my true nature, finding voice, Reminds mo of thy better choice, Thy calm contented part: My rose of ltfo hath thorns thy flower Is frvth and pure as In tho hour It blossomed from thine heart. Ah, my sweet sister, words aro vain, Yet could 1 stand with thco again Beneath youth's budding trees, I think my heart would freely choose, From out all blossoms ot all hues, Llfo's wood anemones. THE HOMESTEAD. "But, Katy dear, won't you listen whilst I explain why I was unablo to bo with you yesterday P" "No, Mr. Amory, I will listen to no oxousos, nor do I wish to continuo your acquaintance. Did you not promise for certain, to bo at tho picnio and row mo on tho lake? And was I not asked to keep tho first danco for you? A nico laughing-stock you mado of mo boforo Llezlo Randall and Clara Ward. Of courso thoy know why I refused to danco tho first sot although Frank Churchill would scarcely tako a refusal. Thon to think you would havo slighted mo boforo thom all. Don't think, sir, I allowed thom to soo I was'annoyed; I Just danced all tho ovonlng and enjoyed my self thoroughly." "Doar Katy, I am Rorry I disappoint ed you j but" "Dlsappoiutcdl Mr. Amory, not atall. I found Mr. Churchill a most amusing companion, and a much hotter waltzor than you aro. Llzzlo Randall wus uross enough when sho saw ho did not lcavo my sido all tho day. But tho most de lightful part w3 his driving mo homo In his charming Stanuopo; I novor cn joyod anything so much in my life Ho drives admirably as ho does everything olso, I ianoy. I expect him every min ute, for ho said ho should certainly call and inquiro how I was aftor yostorday's oxortlon." "Thon, Miss Langloy, I havo tho honor to wish you a good afternoon. I should bo sorry to Intrude my unwolcomo pres ence whon ontortalnuig a companion is expected." Each turned from tho othorj Katy going toward tho homostoad, and Harry Amory walking with qulokonod stop to ward tho villago. Tho obovo dlaloguo had takon placo at tho eato of an old fashioned farm house Tho speakers had for soino time been looked upon as lovers, though no pledgo had beonmado on cither sido. Katy's angry words will explain how Harry Amory had offended. Sho was an only child of Farmer Langloy, who having lost his wifo when Katy was flvo years old, had sinco douo his best to spoil his pretty daughtor. At the time we mako her acquaintance sho was just eighteen, and though a warm hoartod affectionate girl, yotfrom hor position as boauty of tho villago, had mot with such homago from tho villago, swains that sho could ill brook tho apparont nogloot of hor most favor ed lover. Could Harry havo soon hor os sho hastened to hor own littlo room, and thoro, throwing herself on tho bed, gave way to a lioarty try, ho would not havo felt so blttorly ijngry at tho potJlant beauty's words. "I won't ory aur moro sajuwho; "ho will bo suro ttf como to"-morVow, aud then I will bo good and mako up with him. Ho must knowrJ didn't moan what I said of that concoltod Frank Churohill! I hato him and I only daneod with him to toaso Llzzlo Randall, who makes lovo to him so oponly. Harry; is worth a thousand suoh as he I Coming, father I" sho orlod out, as sho hoard his Toieo calling hor. "Whoro havo you boon pussy P I havo good nows for you. Harry Amory was sont for yestorday by tho squire, and ho has boon promlsod tho steward's plaoo, I always thought tho lad would do woll. I met Humphrey, (ho head gardonor, and ho tolls mo It isqulto sottled. Harry was with tho squlro all day yostorday, going over tho acoounts. I fanoy soino ono knows who will bo mistress of that pretty cottage near tho park gatos," ho iadded, pluohlng hor cheeky "Ah here comes Harry. I supposo he'd rather toll tho good nows to you alone; so I'll bo off to tho kitchen to got somothing to oat." Katy's cheek flushed with pleasure as sho hoard tho latch raised, nnd sho roso to wolcomo hor lovor. What was hor disappointment and disgust to seo not Harry, but Frank Churohill, who, notic ing Katy's eagor joy, eamo forward with tho greatest alacilty to tako her out- strotohed hand. Poor Katy could scarcoly command horsolf to glvo tho Intruder a civil greet ing. Her guest, howovor, evidently considered his prosenco accoptablo, and took no notico of her embarassmcnt; if ho romarkod It at all, ho rathor put it down to tho over poworing honor ho was conferring in visiting a moro farm or's daughter. Frank Churohill had como on n visit to his undo, tho villago doctor. Ho had studied modlcino, but having a snail income ho was too Indolont to mako much progress In his profession. Ho was to stay with hlsunclo six months, nnd then sco if ho would bo taken as his partner. As yet ho had dono nothing toward ingratiating himself with his undo' pationts; but, on tho contrary, had caus ed great heart-burnings in tho younger portion of tho inhabitants. Tho mon despised him for his conceit and foppish ness, whilst no lookcu down on thom as moro clods. Tho vllllago lasses woro dazzled by his fashionable clothes and many perfumes. Then, again, ho had brought from London a Stanhope, whloh had never boon sco in thoso parts before Lizzlo Randall, tho lawyer's daughtor, mado furious slcgo to tho Adonis, but ho treated all with tho most super cilious air. Katy Langloy nlono had passed him by as unworthy of notico; and this from tho vlllugo beauty, had piqued hU vanity. On tho day of tho picnio, what was his delight tollndho had mado a iavorablo imprcssionl Ho thought it would bo a good way to pass his six month's probation to mako lovo to tho city belle Littlo did Frank Churchill think ho was making a slight impression by his lisping talk, whilst ho stroked his mus tache with his delicate looking hand. Even ills concoit would havo received a check hnd ho known how indifferent his companion was to his moat tlattorlng at tentions. Katy was groatly relieved when her father entered tho room, and so took her visitor's attention from her. Far mor Langloy was not pleased to soo who his guest was, for ho, liko most others, looked upon him as an ompty headed, affected fellow. Tho man soon after took his lcavo,- alter vainly asking Katy to allow him to tako her for a drive on tho morrow. Just as ho was leaving tho house- ho camo upon Harry Amory, who, botween struggling with his anger and lovo was wandering about tho neighborhood of tho Homestead, undecided whether to call and mako up with Katy or not. Ho hnd lovod hor for a long timo, and ha only waited to havosomo sottlcdincomo boioro asking her to bo his wife Tho rector had early taken a fanoy to tho intelligent lad and had dovotcd many hours to tho improvement of his mind. Harry Amory was consequently better educated than most of his class. His good friend had not stopped at this, but had recommended him to tho squire, who, finding him useful, had omploycd him In many ways. Ho was often call ed upon to perform tho duties of tho stoward, who was old and iniirm. No direct promises had been mado by the squlro, but still onough had been said to load Harry to supposo that upon tho doath of tho old man ho should iill his oflloo, All tho villago lookod forward to his thon asking Katy to bo his wilo, and installing her as mistress of tho steward's lodgo. 'So, Amory, I havo to congratulato you on your risa in life," said Chuichill. "Well, my good follow, mako hasto and find a wllo to keep you company In your pretty cottago. Shouldn't mind living thoro ruysolf, and fancy I know ono who would bo glad to go with mo," and he aoddod toward tho Homestead farm. "Kato Langloy Is not so far amiss oh, Amory P doucod foud of your humblo servant. Woll, ta-ta; Shall bo glad to hoar just such anothor had takon a fanoy to you." 'Tho heartless coquette bo this is tho fool's game sho has- boon playing with mo!" exclaimed tho irato lover. "So that is n follow sho profors to mo, who has lovod hor so long! Lot him havo hor, I say; but I won't stop horo to witness their courtship. So this Is tho end of all niyhoposl Just as my desire is accomplished and I can offor hor a homo, I am balkod of ray groatost treas ure I will bo off to tho squlro and lot him know I havo changed my mind about accepting tho steward's ollloo. Nod Clover will bo glad enough to havo it, so I will bo doing no harm. So good byo, Kato Langloyl" ho cried as ho wavod his hand toward th oliomestoad. May you bo happy with your now- found lovor!" -) "Katy, child, what is this IhoarP Gllcjtho plowman, has just brought tho nows that Harry Amory has thrown up his now situation and is gono to Londont Wonder if tho lad Is madP But what Is tho matter with the lassP Horo, Marthal hurry! Why, tho child has falntodl" Katy had not falntod; sho was koonly allvo to her sorrow. So Harry had takon her hasty words In oarnost, and was gono forovor, porhaps. Should sho nevor soo him again P Taking the weoplng glrl'inhls arms, hor fond father soon loarnod tho particu lars of tho lover's quarrel. Ho saw his child was toblamo, but could not under stand Harry's not attempting to sco hor again. Ho did not know of his meeting withJbranic unurcuiii, ana tho wrong impression that had boon mado on him. Poor, poor Katy I Sho was Indeed so vorely punished for potulanco. Thrco yoara passed away, and sho only hoard that Harry was In a mer chant's ofllco 'in London, and doing woll. All this timo ho had novor onco visited his natlro placo. Sho hated Frank Churchill so thoroughly for being connected with hor quarrol with Harry that oven ho could not mlstuko her sentiment toward him. Ho soon ceased to notico .her, and often remarked to his femalo admirers that "Katy Langloy was gottlng dceM cdly plain." Katy passed tho timo chiefly in attend' ing to hor old lather. Sho seldom join ed hor companions in nny of tho villago gayolics, and was entirely changed from tho hasty, coquottlsh beauty who had smitten so many hearts. Many woro tho offers sho had, oven now, but sho turned tho deaf car to them all, vowing within to remain true to her lovo for Harry. "Katy, thcro's to bo n grand cricket match next week; so got your ilnory roady, child, and wo will both go to sco It," said Farmer Langloy. "I was a good hand at a bat in my young days, but 1 hoar they havo somo now-fauglcd modo of bowling, which I should liko to seo." Katy romemberod, with a sigh, that Harry had boon tho best bowler In tho villago, but sho quickly smothered It, and promised to bo ready. Very lovely sho looked on Saturday altornoon when sho wont with her father to tho crickot-ileld. Hor complexion was still ns puroly whito and hor cheeks as rosy as when, threo years ago, sho had parted from Harry. But now, add ed to this, was moro sensibility moro heart in tho oxprosslon of her faeo, and her solt, blue eyes, though bright as over, woro moro olten cast down. Not a word had her father said as to who was oxpected to join tho cricketers. Harry Amory, aftor so long an ab sence, had como on a visit to on aunt in tho neighboring town. His old com rades of tho crlckot club had soon look ed up their best bowler, and upon his play thoy chiolly depended to boat their antagonists. "Ah, Amory! glad to seo you again!" Tho voico was frank ChurchlU' s. "Just married, you know, and spending a few weoks with tho old man boforo sottling in London. Deuced slow holo, this, to pass one's days in. Got tho old fellow to advanco mo enough of monoy to pur chnso a practice You know my wifo, I think? I will go and bring hor to speak to you." "Ah, Harry! how nro you, my lad? Glad to sco you again! How long do you intend to stop among us? But I must not keep you," said farmor Langloy, "for thoro's tho uniplro calling you to play. Shall sco you aj;ain prcsontly." Harrj's party woro very nearly disap pointed of tholr victory. Ho played so rcoklcsaly at first that tho Alnsworth Club woro dollghtcd. All nt onco ho scemod to braco.klmself for tho struggle, and ono alter tho other throw down their bats to mako room for others, till tho match was gained at a slnglo inning, with forty runs to spare "Gloriously dono, Amory," said Churchill. "Seo your hand has not tor got Its cunning. But como, my wifo is in yondor tent, and wishes to congratu lato you. Here sho comes to speak for horsolf." Turning quickly round to mako his cscapo, Harry camo faco to faoo with a lady. "So glad to soo you, Mr. Amory! Charmed to think that you havo bea ten tho Alnsworth Club! Don't you find tho country dull alter London P Porhaps wo shall bo neighbors there" "Noighbors, Miss Randall! Your fathor is not going to move to London is ho?" "Oh, doar, no! And I am not Miss Rindull," sho simpored. "Why, you havo been talking to my husbaud; and duly Jjilnk, you did not know that I wos married! Frank, I thought you had told Mr. Amory." Harry novor know what answor ho njido but just thon catohing sight of Farmer Langloy coming toward him, h hurried to him and astonished tho wtHhy man by drawing him aside and oasrrly asking if Katy had not onco beotf Sngaged to Frank Churchill. "Engaged to Frank Churchill!"' ox- clalniAl tho farmer. "What are you thinking ofP Katy despised tho follow. He's got his match now. Llzzlo Ran dill was always a raro vixen, and hor fathor v Is only too glad to glvo Cljurch ill a rouHd sum ot monoy to marry her. I don't pjvy him his lifo with hor," .'jBut naty? Is sho slnglo, and whoro Is shop" "Ah, llillyou woro over-hasty to tako notico of a spollod ohlld's angry words. Sho is not far off; I left hor in ono.of tho tonts." Katy watohod tho gamo with tho groatost intorcst; sho had at onco re cognized tho famous bowler, and hor heart boat fast as sho did so. Would ho notico hor P Thoro washer fathor talking to him; and yes, thoy woro coming to ward tho tont. Solzod with a sudden fit of shyness, Katy made hor way out at tho back of tho tent, but was soon ovortakon by Harry. "Katy, doar KatyP" ho exclaimed, "throo yoars ago I loltyou, thlnklugyou had thrown mo over lor Frank Churhill. I was a mad simpleton for bollovlng his boasting talk. I camo to-day expecting to find you his wifo, and only just now found out how vilely I had boon decolv- od. Katy, will you forglvo mo when you know I havo boon wrotohed overjjslnco wo parted?" Katy's answer is not recorded; but what it was may bo guessed from Harry loaving tho orlnkot-iluld with Katy loan Ing on his arm. Katy bolng unwilling to lcavo hor father, and tho post of steward being nain vacant and n second timo offered to Harry, ho throw up fiis appointment In London and onco moro sottled down In his natlvo place A month after tho bolls of tho vitiligo church rang out morrily In honor of tho handtomo cou- plo who woro that day united. FARM GARDEN AND HOUSEHOLD. IlintH to till) .'OllHslIIIltiV Tho diet of tho consumptive, should bo simplo and nutritious; very strict rules as to special articles aro uncalled for, unless tho stomach should have exhibited signs of imperfect pow or. Mcatshould bo taken onco or twlco a da', with a good ollowatico of fat. Fish is nutritious, especially oysters Milk is very nourishing, and two or thrco pints may bo takon in tho courso ot tho day. At tho hospital for con sumptlvcs at Brompton many of tho pationts havo a glass of rum and milk tho first thing In tho morning before breakfast, to holp thom to dress, nnd undoubtedly it often docs good. Asses' milk may bo taken when ordinary milk disagrees. Another favorlto prescrip tion is tat bacon tor brcakiast. bugar is very fattening, and there Is no ob jection In taking It oven In considerable quantities. A modorato allowance ot wlno orsplrits 13 advisable, but it should bo taken with caution when it ilushos tho faco or quickens tho pulse. l'atnut I'lonr. American Miller. Almost ovorybody knows of tho flour, but not every ono understands what it Is. Stripped of technicalities, this is about tho story ot its manufacture: Tho best Hour used to bo mado of win- tor wheat. Spring wheat yielded clthor much less In quantity, or olso so much ot I ho bran cot into tho Hour in its manufacture that its color was intolor obly dark. Tho wheat would bo ground and then bolted. In tho refuse tho bran and middlings would bo included a largo proportion ot tho weight of tho spring wheat, and this would sell more particularly for feed tor horses. Now tho best Hour, and tho most expensive, is mado of this very refuse of tho old fashioned process. It all camo out of tho discovery of a way to draw out tho bran. Under tho new process tho wheat is ground about as beforo. Tho first result is an ordinary Hour sold for ex portation. Then tho remainder Is ta ken and put upon great horizontal sieves, and while agitation is going on. thoro, an ingonious system of draft is rushing up through and carries off tho bran. What Is left is tho glutinous portion of tho wheat, tho most nutri tious and most productive, and out ol this, purified by tho drawing off of tho bran, wo get our now process Hour. Tho result of tho discovory of tho pro cess has been to mako tho poor spring wheat of Minnesota and uppor Wiscon sin tho rao3t valuablo kind of grain. Ventilation ol'ilio Collars. It would seem ns If nowhero should dwolling houses bo so healthful as In tho opon country, with amplo space around thom, and plenty of puro air and sunshtno to keep them sweet. Yet thoy aro often far from boing tho whole- somo places thoy ought to bo, with so many nnd so great advantages in their favor; and ono of tho reasons why this is tho caso is tho commonly bad condi tion of tho cellar. Tho Amorican Culti vator has somo suggestions on this point woll worth heeding. Tho worst placo for storing vegetables, suoh ascabbago, turnips, mangels or carrot3. is tho dwolling-houso collar. It is utterly im possible to koop thom from docaylng moro or less, and whon stored in a dwolling tho gassos emanating thoro from must ascond and lind tholr way into tho houso aud oven tho chambors. Thcso gassos contain germs ofdisoase, which aro pregnant with typhoid and malarial fovors. Tho best placo for thcso vegetables Is In pits, or In collars under somo of tho out-bulldlngs. Thoy should novor bo stored In any placo whoro tho gassos could reach tho milk room, or whoro tho cream, buttor or ohceso is storod. A houso can uover bo considered hoalthy whoro thoro is not tho purest oir in tho cellar, and bo used to prevont froozlng.tho propor ventila tion should at tho samo timo be secured, so that whenovor tho collar door is oponod no offonslvo odors would bo pereolvod. Tho ontraneo to Mio collar 13 goncrally from tho kltdion whloh is a groat many dogrees warmor than tho cellar, and tho air rushes up, aud in a great many housos thi3 is tho only way in whloh it can bovontllatod durlugcold woathor. Bat although It may bo impercoptlblo, horo aro always gassos ascending from tho collar, lor it would bo a raro caso indeed to find Hoors or doors psrfootly air tight; this renders It necessary to havo tho atmosphoro of tho collar as puro as that of any of tho rooms In tho houso, othorwlso tho dwolling cannot bo a porfootly hoalthy abode Somo woalthy oltizons of Chicago, among thom N. K. Fairbank, Goorgo W. Dunlap, Perry H. Smith, Goorgo C. Walker, Wort Doxtor, Henry W. King, John B, Lyon, and othors, havo takon stops to organlzo a now tolograph com pany, to bo Indopondont of tho Wostom Union consolidation. It is rcportod that Mr. Edward Jen kins, formorly momber of Parliament for Dundoo, host known as tho author of "Ginx's Baby," will shortly so.tlo In Canada as tho odltor of a now dally nowspaper In Montreal. OUK Y OUNG FOLKS. 8KK.V IN A imiSAM. nr m. n. Harper's Yourg People. Into tho dream land, tho wonderful dream' land. Where the fairies that onco lived In tho fairy-land throng, And sugar-plum trees bloom both Summer and Winter, And the tleep-tlrao Is short and tho play time Is long, JourncycJ our darling, and there she beheld him Who never was seen by tho light of tho sun- Old Santa Claus, bravo In green wreaths and red berries, Ills merry eyes sparkling with mischief and fun. With a shout of around her fat laughter ho showered I really can't tell you things; Hooks, dollies and oranges, how many nlco tea-sets and ap pies, Nuts, balls and gay ribbons, nnd rings; nnd pictures Liko ralu It kept pouring, that shower of trensutcs, And tho bright moonlight lent It full many n gleam, Oh 1 never brought Christmas a Santa Claus jollier man the lolly old Hanta (Jlaus ecen in a dream I :i.i:oia'i'isa's.i:i:ih,i:. Erretcil In Ccntrnl Turk, Now York. nv hev. j. s. noun:. Harper's Younu People. Clcopntra'snccdlo isnotsuph anccdlo as wo used to sow with; it is a great etono sometimes called an obelisk- nearly seventy feet long, and about seven feet square at tho baso on which it stands. Its sides gradually taper from tho bottom until at tho top It ends in a small pointed four-sided pyramid. It is of red granite and tho sldos are covorcd all over with pictures of birds, animals, and other thing", cut into tho stono. It is called n needle because it is so long and slonder. But why it should bo called Cleopatra's Needle is not qulto so clear. Cleopatra was a tamous Qucon who lived in Egypt a lit tlo while botoro tho birth of Christ. Sho was a vory beautiful woman ami well educated; but sho did many foolish things and somo very wicked things; and, as such people often nro, sho though a great Queen, was at last so very unhappy that sho wickedly put an end to her own life. This obolisk was at first erected by Thothmcs III., ono of tho old Kings of Egypt at llellopolis, about 3000 years !iKO. It was taken from that placo to Alexandria, whero Cleopatra lived, not long alter his death, by tho Roman Emperor Augustus Canar, as a trophy of his victory over tho Kings of Egypt, and it was called, "Cleopatra'o Needle" wo suppose, merely in compliment to tho lato queen. Egypt Is supposed to bo tho oldest nation in tho world. Tho Kings used to bo called Pharaohs, and many of thom 7cro very groat and powerful. Somo woro great worrlors, others wero great builders builders of pyramids, cities, tomplos, and obollsks. Thoy woro very vain of their glory, aud thoy woro groat boastors, iondot inscribing their names nnd deeds on stono. Cloopatra's Necdlo is ono of two croat obelisks which ono of theso Pharao'hs croatod, and placed ono on each sido of the cntcrauco to tho Tomplo ot tho Sim at Hohopolis. Tho Egyptians worshipped tho sun ns their God under tho namo ot Ra, and tho namoot Pharaoh, by which tho Egyptian Kings woio known, means "a son of tho sun." Tho Pharaohs did groat honor to tholr sun-god, as thoy thought thoy woro his children. Tho Tomplo of tho Sun at llellopolis was tho groatost in all Egypt, and its ruins now cover nearly a mile in extent. Tholhmos created theso obe lisks at tho ontraneo of this Tomplo of tho Sun, partly in honor to tho sun-god and partly to honor himself, as ho wrote his own history up and down tho sides of tho obolisk, not in letters such as wo uso, but in pleturos of birds, animals, and other things which kind of writing thcso old Egyptians used, and wo call thom hieroglyphics. This obelisk stood a groat many yoars noar tho door ot this tomplo at Hdiopolis or, as it is called in tho Blblo, "tho city of On" whero it was at first erected. Somo of tho children may remorabor that a low weoks ago, in tho regular Sunday-school lesson, it is said that "Pharaoh gavo to Josoph Iu raarrlago Asonath, tho daughter of Potl-phorah, priest at On." This Poti-phcrah was tho high-priest a vory groat mau in Egypt, and lived in tho Tomplo of tho Suu at On. And It Is qulto likely that this very obolisk stood boforo his door on tho day that Josoph married his daughtor Asonath. And if this is so, is it not wonderful that this groat stone that weighs 211 tons, on which Joseph may havo looked on his wedding day 3600 yoars ago, should now bo In a country 5,000 miles away, of which tho old Egyytalns novor hoardP Aud is it not still moro wonderful that, while the children in tho Sunday school of Amor lea should bo studying their regular Bl blo lesson about Josoph' s marriage, this groat obelisk, that stood at tho door of his f athor-ln-law's' houso, should bo ly ing in tho street, at tho door of ono of our schools, on Its way to Contral Park In Now York. But now wo must toll you how this groat obolisk camo to bo brought to this country, Obollsks aro great curiosities, Thoro aro only a few largo ones in tho world. Thoso all used to bo In Egypt, and tho Egyptians thought a great doal of thom. But four or flvo of thoso wero takon at different times, without leave of tho peoplo of Egypt, to different countries In Europo. Two stand in Romo, ono in Constantinople, ono In Paris, and ono In London. Now Mo hornet All, tho lato Khodlvo of Egypt had acrcat llkinz for America. Ho thought that tho United States had treated him bettor than tho Europoan nations: nnd It seemed to him that wo ought to havo nn obolisk as woll ns tho nations of Europe And when tho Amorican Consul nsked for ono, ho said "I will think of It." It was supposed ho might glvo us a littlo ono. But no ono over thought of nsklng for Clcopa ira s iNccuio" at Alexandria; this was ono of tho largost and most beautiful in all Egypt. But It bo happened that this obolisk stood very noar tho sea. Tho waves ol tho Mediterranean rolled right up to its baso. Thoro was great danger ofjts being undermined It was thought already to begin to lcnn a little Many feared It would soon fall. I ins gavo tho Khcdivo great anxiety; and so hn proposed to remove It to nnotherpart oftho city of Alexan dria. But this would cost a great deal of money, and the Khcdivo was not at this timo rich; so ho proposed that tho wealthy men of tho city should raiso by subscription one-half of tho money needed to remove it, and ho would pro- vulo tho other halt. But tho peoplo of Alexandria thought tho Government ought to do It all and did not subscrlbo dollar. At this Mehoiuct All, was greatly displeased; and ho thcroupon mado hlsup mind to maket his boautlfu obolisk a present from Egypt, tho old est notion of tho world, to tho United States of America, tho youngest nation. And glad, indeed, wo woro to got it; and sorry enough were tho Egyptians nt last to loso it. Ono of our wcalthv citizens, on learn ing the intention of tho Khcdivo of EgypN S(ll(1 110 would pay $75,000, tho estimated cost of its removal, when the obelisk should bo erected in tho Contral Park. Lieutenant Commander Corrlngo, U. N., undertook tho task ot bringing it over and a very groat ono it has been. but ho has douo it with great skill and success, and thus far nt his own expense and risk. And it will cost much moro to completo the work than tho 875,000 promised; but New York, without doubt will soo Lieutenant Commandor-Cor riugo repaid for his outlay, for it will be a great thing to havo a genuine Egyp- tain obelisk, Cleopatra's Needle, in tho Central Park in this city. Tito Corn UruwcrV l'l-OHncct. The outlook for tho farmers of Central Illinois and Iowa, says tho Bloomington (111.) Pantograph, Is certainly most chcerlul. Tho present prleo is lowor than tho state of grain market appears to warrant, and to an outsido observer it would appear that tho long period of low prico must havo exorted a very do pressing effect upon our ('armors nnd tho owners of our host corn-producing lamb. It has been soveral years sinco corn has boon sold high enough to yield a good prleo to tho producer, nnd in somo Instances a feeling has becomo almost sottled against any bollcf in future im provement of our condition but causes aro now at hand which will bring about, sooner or later, a brightening ot our prospects that it may bo hopod will provo lasting and permanent. Lot us tako a view ot tho causes that nro act ing in favor of presumption that tho corn-grower's prospects aro improving, 1. Tho rapid increaso in tho foreign domand for Indian corn, which has grown during tho past ten years with unequaled rapidity, and which will soon bo so great that its effect will bo felt in tho prico of this grain. Tho ten millions of bushols exported In 1870, has grown to nearly ono hundred millions. At present tho surplus is only takon. But this demand will grow to bo so largo as to, ot itselt, tlx tho ilguros at which wo shall dispose oftho crop. 2. Tho rapid inoroaso of tho "corn starch" or glucose" and corn syrup manufactories in this country, demand ing immenso quantities of Indian corn for manufacturing purposes. Under this hoad wo might ro!cr to tho growth ot tho distillery business, as shown by tho nurabor of largo now distilleries in process ot erection, and uy tno export demand for alcohol and high-wincs. 3. Tho demand for homo consumption of oom, growing out of tho rapid in croaso of population. 4. Tho oncroachmont mado upon tho acros dovoted to corn by tho present proUts of wheat and dairy farming. 5. Tho consumption of grain by dairy farmers, and tho uso of corn in fatten ing hogs and cattlo for tho Europoan market. G. The fact that tho protltablo corn producing aroa Is nearly all occupiod. Thoro may bo a small portion of Ar kansas, Toxas, aud tho Indian Territory, whero Indian corn will bo grown, but tho corn district is substantially all brought under cultivation. Now, If tho nbovo and other causes continuo to oporato a few years longer, thoy will oxorciso a wondorful effect upon tuo prico of our staplo crop, and will show a flood of prosperity over Contral Illinois and Iowa which will oauso theso districts to blossom liko a second Eden. Wo might add to thoso causes tho lowor rates of intorost which sooin likely to rule pormautly and it will bo scon that tho cash valuo farming laud In this region is likely to advanco very materially. Tho ostlmatos of tho wlseaoros of tho past that our rloh soil will somo day all bo worth $100 por acre, may bo realized much soonor than tho most snnguino dared to prodict. Tho Duko of Westminister is tho rloh est man in England. Eugcno Josoph Vorbookhovon, tho omlnont Bolgian palntor, is dead. The llone'i Hack. Tho first thing, to notico in judging of 1 a horse, so far as his back is concorncd, is tho longth of It. A long back is a weak ono, tho world over, nnd In ovory Instance. By supporior oxcollonco of structuro In other respects, tho woaknosa of tho back, may in somo moasuro, bo mado up, but tho horso can novor bo tho horso ho would havo been, had hla back been a shorter one A horse's back, If shorter, has strength, nnd Is suro ovldcnco that ho can crrry or drag a heavy weight a great distanco nnd not tiro; neither will two or thrco seasons of turf experiments break him down If ho Is a speedy animal, ns is tho caso with so many long backed horses. It Is not, In any way, tho result of tho back, but tho position of tho posterns, the slopo of tho shoulders nnd tho position of tho great bones of tho hind legs. There must ba length somewhere, or olso tho horso cannot stride lor, but It should bo put In bolow and notnbovc. Tho length should bo between tho shoulder point and the hams of tho horse. (Jcrninn Insurance (,'oinpnnyof Frceporf,, Ills. Frccport United. We tako plcasuro In calllng'tho attention of our readers to tho 15th annual statement of. the condition ot tho German Insurance Com. piny In this Issuo of the liunortT. Tho gratifying exhibit of Its condition mado by tbU homo Institution Is well calculated to All with a feeling of pride the breast of every ono of our citizens. Wo have had so called Insurance companies here before, many cf them; hut this one has survived the trials and tribulations Incident to the business. 3omcdlcd of lack of management; somo of too much management; others again roso and fell with no management at all, and have In times past caused our fair fame as business center to be anything but envi able. Hut the days of mushroom concerns In Insurance arc nt nn end. Strict scrutiny by lnsuranco departments, and sevcro penal ties well administered, have weeded out tho weak and Irresponsible, anil we now Had that nothing but puro metal can pais muster and maintain an existence. Our (Jcrmnti Insur ance Company 1ns year by year, under its sound business management, not only inaln- alncd Its ptettlgu', but lus added to Its laurels until not? its policies aro sought after all over tho Union. Neither does Its agency go begging; but, on the coutnry, tho clllcc Is dally In receipt of requests, by mill nod personally, n6l;lng for tho favor of representation. I tins been no small task for tho management to reach this point. Slowly, step by step, has It been accomplished. trom 800 policies per annum, which was onco considered a "big thing," the magnificent fig ure of over liO.OOO has been reached. The In come from Its Investments alone execeds tho entire annua premium reel Ipts of tho compa ny not much more than ten years ago, and yet the management of tho compiny are not con tent. Year byyear new ground Is broken, but no fater than It can be taken good circ cf, for thcso far-sighted Germans aro too careful to tako chances without looking tho ground well over beforchaud, and they don't propose to have more ground on their hands thauthey can cultivate. A small farm, well cultivated, Is, in their opinion, much moro productive and profitable than a largo one run to weeds. This accounts for the maivelous prosperity of tho company under Its management, ncd just such work is what will lead tho company up ward and onward to the goal the managers so anxiously long for, which Is to ecu tho German luuranco Company of Frccport, what it Is fast becoming, a household word throughout till this western country. Jones and Drown were talking lately of a young clergyman wioo preaching they had heard that day. "What doyou think of him I" asked Dronni "I think," a d Jones, "liedld better two yearn ago." "Why," salil Drown, "hediiln'tiireachtbenl" "True," said Jones, "that Is what 1 mean." Tho cxolanatlor given ny nn excited Celest lallu Vlcksburg: ".Mo plaveo poker with. Mcl Ican; nllesamo mo glctto 11 o aces: me bctto ten ilolla, nobody clum In. Me clette thleo kllngs; mebette live dolla, nobody elum In. Mo alette llollushec: me bcttce tlftcen dolla. cvly son of glun clum In. Me cleaneo out." Ai:i,l:S'N llltA i.VYOOll c-ureTc tuus ii.-DU-Ity, wcAltnuasof nexuulorRi!ii. II. allilturcutf. Hentl fur circular m Alli'n'i l'lmrimcy, Sll lit nvc, N. V. CANCER. A positive cure. No cut ttna out. No eatmitouC No b urnlneout. Nonaln. Can bo uivd tijr patlenti at Homo. W. O. PATfNK, St. ., BAurahulltown, Iowa. Do You Wish To Know? 1. DO Yiltr WISH TO ICNOW almut Kan- tan-licr miV, her iiuiiim, tier LiiuH. Inr pnxlurta, licr lOWJIM, HIT I'llTHllM'H HU 1 IU r MUllIM; llliuil. I 2. DO YOU WISH TO KNOW alwut Iho nuiHlrim limine, lira i )' wuihUrlul K'uuery, Iho clumulni: hiiiiiiut ivnorti. Ilia iiuuiililcrnt mlii nuil tliuiiunH'iin tnittlli ii' neriilly nt clolomlo. 3. DO YOU WISH TO KflUW wwui M Mrilcu, tthlUi wjmt ili vi-loj.iiu iliui.iiuuiiil u mineral Heallli fcurjwwo-lli even lluliif Olloni'lo? .1, 1W1UU wish iunauw .1. roinLuitiuuit iTnuht ihii ru-lieit mint-nil country In tmi UniKil Mai., liinii!ii'rii.lv.iiilu-iHiirrllinatoainl Kllf O. DO YOU WISH TO KNOW '"ut Call fornl.i umllliowitloiuur llio lloUlcu sIuik liolli norlli Mill HJlltll 0. DO YOU WISH TO ItWUW vm McyIcii ami Iu iimi-tnTU . , 7. DO YOU WISH TO KNOW. I.10" 'on llu'w Halt anil Terriiurlca wwly niU uMCKijr r JJ t!ltltlir If mmjl lOU KUn Ul Aliuir, mw iii care O. 1'. &. T. A. . S. ! I.ljlil). A., T, i. S. f. it. O Tupekn, Kiuinxa. STATE OF IOWA, AUDITOR'S OFFICE. INSURANCE DEPARTMENT. Annual Certificate. Iron ri-M.tuTioN, iloiKKi, Jan. M, 1M1. yyUEllEAS, The GERMAN FIRE INSURANCE COMPAHY, I.ocutcd nt Freeport. lutheNUteaTIlllnola. IT at filed la tbU office a iworn ititcment ot Hi Condi tlonoaibothiriy dMtilyof liercmbcr IS), In o nirilanro wl h the nroN Ilium of O LDtr-r 4. Til e 9. of the L'odt of Iowa, A. 1). 1)73, and amendment! there. aid Statement tliowitliit ltd Imuranco Couirany la panelled ol the reou'llie amount at capital, Inveited ai rt qutred by laid law, TiiKKi'oii.lnpuuuanfoof law, I, W. V. t.UOAB, Auuliorof btute, do hereby certify that aild Iniur. anre company It authorized to traniuct tho builneil of Fire Insurance In the Itatf, by Ageota properly ap. rolntidano authorlzoito acknowledge aervtce of pro less for and on behalf of laid Compiny as required t sldlaw, until the thirty lint diyul January, A. U. 1 further cerllfr that sail statement shows 1st, Tno actual amount of paldup cn. Italof aklComnouy, Ueo, 3lit, 18SO, ... tobi- i ao'.coaoa Sd. Tho affgrcgatoHinount of assets of said Company, Dec. 31st. 1830, to bo 713,407.13 31. Tho uiKricatu amount ot liabili ties of sa'd Company, licludlug ibe amount required lo sufijy reinsure all ouistsnulUKilsks, Peo, 3 si, I860, to bo 413,089,09 at li Tim uoiTTeiriktn Innnmn nf .alii ... vatj.lnu In InanpatiFA tntllfl.tlli.i. .till wh.li... 5lh, Too aggregate eipcne Itures cf said ear iwu to oe. ovi,ovs,d, Oompany f.rlhcyear 1S3J. lobe. mutt. TO btreunt i sub- scribed my uaiue and alUied the leal of uiy oflloo thsj lur Takriunvv wiiHil.iiv. I ti.Vtl hi lata.