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1IUL1I 1)1' YOUlt IIKAI) I. IKK A MAN.
It the stormy winds should rustlo While you tread the world's highway 8tlU aalnst them bravely tin sic, Hopo amt labor day by day. Filter not, no matter whether There U suuthtnc, storm or calm, Anil In every kind of weather, Hold your head up like a u an. It brother should deceive you, And tlionld act ft traitor' part, Never let hi treason grieve you Jo along with llehtsomcheartt Fortune seldom follows fawning, Uolilne.'s la the only plan, Hoping for a better dawning, Hold your head up like a man. Earth, though e'er so rich and mellow, Yields not for the worthless drone, Hut the bo'.d and honest fellow, He can shift and stand alone: Cpurn tho kuavo of every nation, i Always do the best you can, And no matter what your station, Hold your head tip like a man. THE WIFE'S WAUE. lUrttorilCoJMtit. "Well, Nettie, what do vou want?" said Mr. Jarvit to his wlfo, who stood lookinc rather anxiously at him, after ho had patd tho factory haiuls their week's wanes. Why, Donald," said alio, "I thought ns 1 had worked for you all thu wuck. I would couiu for my wages, toot You pay June two dollar. n week, surely 1 'ant that, and would like very much to hnvo Has my own." "Pshaw, Nettle, Itow redlotilous you talk, lottktiotv mat all I liavu belongs to you aud tho children and do I not furnish thu lioiuo and everything? What unucr mo sun woum you uo with tho .wonnv if you had it?" "I "know. Donald, that vou liuv thu necessaries for us all, and I am willing that you should do so still, but I would like a little money of my very own. Wo have been ninrrled for fifteen years, and in all that timo I do not seem to havu earned a dollar. As Inr as monoy is conecrucd. I miiiht as well bo a slavo. I cannot buy a quart ol borrlos, nor a uook, wuuout asKing you tor money, and l shoum iiko to lc a unto moro in dependent," Mr. Jarvls' proprietor of Jarvis' milh, wortli thousands and thousands ol dol lars, laughed derisively. "You are a lino ouo to talk of indo pendenee." ho said. ''If you would start out to make your own living you would letch uu in tho noor-houso soon enough, lor what could you do to cam a living i no girls m tho factory know how to do their work, and they earn their wages. When I havo paid them my duty is done but I have to board and clothe you, and tako care of you whon you are sick. If I had to do that for tho glrte I would have precious littlo inonoy left, I can toll you' "Donald, I gave up a good trade ween I married you. For fivo years I had supported myself by it, and many a timo since I have envied myseli tho purso of thoto days. As for my not earning anything now, I leave It to you to say whether it would bo posslhlu to hiro another to tako my place; ahd how much do you supposo it would cost you to do without mo a year? 1 know tho girls havo littlo after paying thiir ex penses, but they onioy that littlo so much. Alllo Watson supports herself and her mother with her wages, and thov both dress hotter than I do. Jen- nio Hart is helping her father pay off tho mortgage on nts farm, anil siio is so happy thut slio can do so. Kven Jane, tlio kitchen eirl, lias moro frco dom than I, for out of hor own monoy sho is laina by presents for her rela tives, and will send them Christmas, as much to her own pleasure as theirs. Yesterday an Indian woman was at the house with such haudsomo bead work to sell, and although I wanted sorao money so much, I huu not it dollar 1 1 felt Iiko crvine when Jano brought in hor week's wages and bought half a dozen articles that I wanted so much. You olten sav that all vou havo is mine, but fivo dol lars would havo given memoroploasuro yesterday than your hundreds ot thous and of dollars worth of property." "No doubt of that. Mrs. Jarvls. You havo no Idea of tho value of inonoy and would havo enjoyed buying a lot ot bead trasli -that would no', bo worth a cent to anybody. Jano needs guardian If sho fools away her money iiko that. Sho will bo in tho county poor-rouso yet, if sho docs not look out. It is ?ry lucky, indeed, that men do hold tlo money; for thero is not ono woman h a hundred who knows how to uso itl" "For sinino. Donald Jarvis! You know betto:. Look at Jorrv and MUlv Crcg, will'you, and say that he makes tho best use of his monoy. Sho is at home with lr parents every night making them tomlbrtabie, whilo ho ls .nrniislno' In till vlllntrn. 'wnntlnir hta timo an3 monov andQmaking ibruto of himself beides And why floes Mrs Sarton coruu to rfciolvo hor husband'! wages horsolf? Sinoly becauso ho can not get by tho salooi with monoy in his pocket, and if sho dknot get the money thoy thoy would all fo hungry to bed niter uu wages werq jaui. Ana i 00' liovo that ovory womanthat earns mon ov horo. sponds it as wisdy as tho avor ago man, and I havo yet to hoar of ono of thorn boing in debt." Mr. Jarvis know thatlo could not gainsay a word his wife lad said, lor tnqy woro all truo. Luckllj he thought ofJancV ' "Well, how much do yo supposo Jano will havo loft whon Tow Year comes? Ii she would got siclc.rnw long could sua pay ior sucn caro us you havo?' "It is not likoly sho will lay up mnnv dollars out yfa hundred a yoar; bit she is laying upsoniethlng hotter, T tiink. Last wlntor sho sent hor mother n'wmu shawl and n pair of shoes, and to her brothor and sister, now school boots, and tho warm, lovlnir loiters thov ecu1 her do hor moro good than twice tin amount of monoy In tho bank would This year sho is laying by a number o useful and nrcttv thlntrs for thorn, and if any m'tofortuno should happen to Jano they would only bo too glad to help "Well, who do you supposo would holp jou If you needed help?" Bald Mr. Jarvis, for want ol a better question. Mrs. Jarvis' eyes sparkled angrily as sho answered. "Nobody.. If vou should loso your propprty touay a snoum no a uoggar, without a .claim on any ono for help. Yon havo always hold your purao strings so tightly that it has boon hard enough to ask for my own necessities, loaving others out nltogotiior. Many a time a uouar or two woum navo ena bled mo to do sorao poor man or woman untold good; but although you have uli ways said that all your property ,,was mino, I novor could and can not now commnndja.doUar of It." ' , !Lupky you could no, if yotf-'wantea -tq spend it on'bcgg&rs." XJ -'jJJonald, you know that I would spond monoy ns wlsoly as you do. Who was it mat, oniy nisi wecK.gavo a poor latno beggar livo dollars to pay his way to lhtrton and thou saw him throw Ids crutches nslilonnd mnw lor thn nearest saloon? Your wlfo could not do worse if trusted with a few dollars, lou say that tho monoy is all mine, yetyou spend it as you plcoso, whilo 1 catiuol spend a dollar without nsklng you lor It and telling what I want it for. Any beggar can gut it tho samel Christmas you bought presents forus aud expected us to bo thankful for them. A shawl for mo of tho very color 1 can not wenr, a sot of furs for Lucy Hint sho did not need, a drum for Robin that has beon a nuisance overslnco, and n lot ot worth less toys that aro broken up In a week. Thero wmo forty or fifty dollars ot my monoy just tho samo as thrown away, yet when I ask you to trust mo with two dollars a week vou can not Imag ine what uso I havo tor it, and tear it will lio wasted. I am suro I could not spend fifty dollars moro foolishly if I tried." "Well," snapped tho proprietor, "I guess it is my own monoy, ami i can spend it ns I please. I attest you will know it, too, when you get another present." "Oh, it is your money then, 1 under- stoou you to say it was an mine, nun protended to protest against your spend ing It so foolishly. It It is your own, of course jou have a right to spend it ns you plcanu, but it t-omns to mo thnt n woman who lelt parents nnd brothers and. slaters, and all her friend.'", to make a homo for you among strangers, a wo man who has glrun tip her wliolo lilb lt you for fifteen years, might bu looked upon with as uiuoh favor as you give to boggard, who aro very likuly to bo im postors. I know that you seldom turn them off without I'oln.'l'orhani I would bo moro successful if I appealed to you us a ueggnr. i mignt say, Kind sir, ' pleaso allow mo out of your ubundant moans, a small pittance tor my comfort. It Is truo I have enough to eat, and tlo not for clothing, but, although I work for my master from morning to night, nuo it hit children happen to lie hick, from night uutil morning again; yet he doos not pay mo as much us ho docs his cook, and I am olton greatly distressed for want of a trilling sum which ho would not mind giving to a perfect stranger. Tho other day whilo no was from homo, I had to go to tho next st-i-tlon to hco a dear friend who was ill, and not having a dollar of my own, 1 was obliged to borrow tho monoy lrom ids cook. I was so mortitlcd! And not long since tho berry-woman came with sucn nico berries to soil, nnd my littlo girl who was not well, wanted some cry uauiy, uut i nau uoiovcn nvo cents to pay for a hanl'ul for her. Yesterday menu camo to nsK mo to assist m a work ol charity. It was a worthy ol- ect, and I longed so much to givo her i littlo monov for so cooil a mirnoso. but though the wlfo of a rich man, I had no money. Of courso I might ask my husband for mency, nnd it I told him about, what I wauted with it, and ho pproved of my purposo, and was in a good humor, ho would givo it to me; but, sir, it is terrible slavish to havo to do so, oven it l could run to him ovory timo 1 wanted anything. Pco- pio say i am a loriunan woman, be causo I am rich; but I often envy tho fnctory girls tnoir auutty to cam and spend thcirown monoy. Andsomo limes l got so wild thinking of my hclnlc3sness that it it wero not tor rav children I think I would just drop into tho rivor nnd end an." icttlot JNcttio darvisi What nro you saying?'' cried tho startled husband at last, tor tuo far-away look in her oyes, ns it she dlu not see htm, but was look' ing to somo higher power to help hor, touched ins priuo it it inn not nis heart, tor ho had a good deal ot prido in a selfish sort ot u way. He was proud to bo nblo to suppoit ids family us well as ho did. Ho was proud that when bis children needed now shoes ho could toll his wifo to tako them to Crispin's and get what thoy needed. Ho did It with a nourish, nu was not ono ot those stingy kind: he liked to spend monoy; and when .Nettie, who was ono tho most spirited young lady ot his acquaintance, enmo niccKiv to mm lor a ure.ss or cioak, ho was sometimes tomptcd to refuso her tuoucy, lust to snow ncrnow netpiess sho was without him. Yes, ho was proud of his family, and wanted them to leol how much thoy depended upon iiim. Ho would havo felt aggravated if any.ono had left his wilo a legacy, thus allowing hor to bo independent in her nurso. ino idoa ot hor earning monoy, as other work folks did, never entered his mind. Ho Supported her, that was hit idea of their relations! Ho never had happened to think Unit it whs very good of her to tako Ills monoy and r . . , ii , i i1 1. 1 i i ami sponu n ior mu goou ot nimseii ami ohildren. Hnnoveriiad thought that any other woman would have wanted big pay for doing It. Ho had even thought himself very generous for nl lowing hor inonoy to got things, to mako tho family comlortablo. 'Hilngs began to look differently to him, just now. Could it bu that ho was not gon erous not evon just to his wifo? Had ho paid her so poorly for her flfttien vcars of faithful labor for him, that had sho been oblidgcd to begin the world for herself, that day, it would havo been ns a ponnlless woman, notwithsanding tho houses, tho lands nnd mills that ho had so often told her wcra nil hers, for ho know, ns ovory ono olso did, that not one dollar of all ho had, would tho law allow her to call hor own. How fast he thought, standing thero, at tho ofllco window, looking down nt the littlo houses whero tho mill hands lived. Could it bo possible th'.t his wilt onvied them anything? Could it bo that ho was not as goou a man ns ho thought? Ho had foltdooply, tho wrongs of tho slaves, whose labors had been appropriated by their masters, and whon a negro, who had worked twoaty years for his mastor, boforo tho emancipation treed him, canio to Jar vis mills, friendless and penniless, tho heart or tho proprietor swelled with In uignation at sucn injustice, .uo was clojuent on tho subject, at homo and ibroad, and wondered how any ono u)uiu uo so cruel anuscuisn as to co.a nit such an Outrago agaiust justloo, utt had called him a robber, many a ttme, but,, now, Donald Jarvis looked to hlmsolf vcrv much Iiko tho old slave holders! Massa Drown had takon the pro- ceeus' oi uuueo's lanor ior his own, without evon a thank you for it. Truo, whon tiutVoo ato ho had given him food. whdn ho was siok ho had given. him mouiciin, and ho .had ciothod htm, too, Just as Uo himself thought host. Mr, Jurvls lmu married a lovely, conscientl ous woman, nnd for fifteen years had appropriated hor labors, tier rccora neuso had been food and clothes, a littlo or liberty than Cuffoo had in bondage? Was Donald Jarvis no hotter than Massa Drawn? His brain seemed to bo in n muddlo, nnd ho looked so strangoly that his wifo, anxious to break tho spoil, took ills nrm, saying. "Lotus go home, doar; tea must bo waiting forus." Ho put on bis lint in n dreamy way, and then walked homo in silence Tho children ran joyously, to meet him. Tho yard' was so fresh and groon, nnd tho flowers so many nnd bright, thnt ho wondered ho had novor thanked Nottln for them all. Hitherto, he had looked upon them as his. but now ho felt that his Interest in them was only a fow' dollars, that would not havo amounted to anything without his wife's caro. His children wero tidy and swcot, and everything around and in thohouso had that cheery look that' rested him so, ntter tho hard, dull day nt tho mill. Thoy sat again nt thu tablo, which had been a source of comfort and picasuro to him for so ninny yoarj, and ho won dered how hn could havo enjoyed it so long, without over thank ngtho wornnn who had provided it. Truo, sho hnd used his monoy in bringing it nil about, but how oho could his monoy bo of U3o to him? Who ciso could havo turned it into just what ho needed day alter day, foryonra! And ho hegau to hn,vo un uudutincd feeling that it took moro than money to mako a homo, lio glanced at hit wife's fnuo, as lie butter ed Ids last slico ol brend. It was not that of thu lair, rosy bride whom ho had brought to tho mills, years before, but, at that momont, he realizsd it was far moro dear to him, for lio know that sho had given tho bloom aud freshness of her youth to make hid homu what it was. His daugh ters had her rose-leaf checks, his sons her youthful vivacity, all had her cheer ful winsome ways, nnd comforted him now, as sho had in tlioso dajs when, hardly kuowlng whnt caro meant, sho had lived for him alono. And a new thought enmo to him. "Who was comforting her now. whon sho had so much caro? Was not thnt what lio promised to do when ho brought her lrom her old homo?" Ho sighed as ho thought how far lio had drifted from hor, whilo in bondage, equal to Cuffco's. Nay, ho felt tiiat her claims wero far moro binding than any which hnd ever held tho Negro, nnd thut his obligations to her wero so much the creator. bomothlng called tlio children out of doors, ami Mr. Jarvis look tut oasy- chair. His wilo came aud stood be.ido him. I fear vou are not well, Donald: aro you displeased witli mo?" tlo drew her into his arms nnd told hor how her words had showed him what manner of man lio was, nnd thero wore words spoken that need not oe writteu but from that day forth a different man was proprietor ot tlio Jarvis mill, aud thero was a brighter light in Mrs. Jar viJ' eyes, for, at last sho had something of her own, nor has sho regretted thnt sno appucu ior wages. THE ENUL1SII C'llUKUH TO-DAY. 11V RICtUllD QUA NT WHITE. March Atlantic. Tho truth scorns to bo that tho thoughtful and scholarly divines of tho English church, those whoso acquire monts nnd mental indopondonco tit thorn to bo critical, aro soroly porplo.xed by their position. For tho Church of Eng laud is a political institution so inter woven with tho structure of English SO' cioty that, should it bo shaken, tho whoio social fabric would go to ruin. Tho feeling is prevalent, as I gathered, nl though I did not hoar it explicitly ut- tored, and it is reasonable, that doin without bishops would bo tlio fir&t stop to dispensing with dukes. And what would England bo without dukes? Aiv Englishman might lead a godless lifo; but could ho load a dukclcss ono? And tho dukes thomsolves nnd tho minor noblos look forward with tho gravest approhonsion to tho timo whon, church and stato boing soverod, a respect for rank and privllego will bo no part of tho English roligion. For it is not to bo conosalcd that tho English church is tho church of "gentlemen." It notonly teaches tho lower classos deforonce to superiors.but ItsinQuonro docs much to breed that very admirable charnoter,tho English gentleman. Its teachings aro whol.y at varianoo with tho spirltot social dcinocraoy. Its very catochism inculcates a content which is opposed to tho restless and pushing tendencies of modorn times. The cateuhumenismado to say, among other things, when asked what is his duty to his neighbor. "My duty to my nolghbor is to sub mit myself to all my governors, teach ers, spiritual pastors, nnd masters; to ordor myself lowly and reverently to all my bettors; aud to learn nnd labor truly to got mino own living and to do my duty in that stato of life to which it lias pleased God td call mo." Uut now it seoms to bo tho accepted duty of ovory man of English blood, no matter on which sidoof tho groat ocean ho may bo, to get hlmsolf out of that state of lifo, with what spood ho may, into n hotter. Thovirtuo of content is gono, and with it tho grace of submis sion. I remember intuitions ot this In ray boyhood as I ropeated tboso words, nnd vainly strove to reconcilo tliom with tlio strugglo for advancement which I saw was going on niouna mo, oven among tho most roliglous people And nnd mastors, spiritual nnd temporal? Dut It will bo a long timo boforo this warfaro is accomplished. 'Not easily nor quickly can a form of society bo uptorn which is of such slow nnd sturdy growth as that of England, nnd whoso roots, Iiko tboso of somo vast Dritish oak, de cayed nnd hollow nt tlio heart it may bp, plcrco tho mould of centuries., Thero Is much in England that is moro shell and seems moro sham; but tho shell was shaped from within by living substnnco, and it hardened into form through tho sunshlno and tho tempests of hundreds of years; so it stands, and will stand long, although not for ever. The very shams and surfaco show of things In England nro strong nnd stable Anecdotes of Carlylo. Carlylo was married in 1827 to Miss Jonnlo Wolch, n lineal d:condant of John Knox. Ho lived with her for nenrly forty years in groat hnrmony, and, boing without children, sho, devoted herself to his literary comfort. Sho died suddenly, in 18GG, when riding in tlio Hegcnt's Parle, London. A pleasant nuocdoto is told of hor. Whilo Leigh Hunt was strolling ono morning in tho prlvnto grounds ot Holland Houso, ho was mot by Lord John Russell, then ono of Queen Victoria's Ministers. In tho courso of conversation tho' Minister said that the Queen had Leon pleased to grant Carlylo' ft pension of 200 a year, adding, "As you, Mr. Hunt, nro a near nolghbor of hit, It will porhaps bo an iigreoablo task to bo tho first to an- nounco tho compliment to him." Leigh Hunt was soon at Chovno Row. Mrs. Carlylo was so delighted with tlio good uows that she throw her arms around tho mossongor's nock, nnd gavo him a good licnrty "Scotch Smack," ns thoy call n kiss in tho Land of Cakes. Tho next morning Leigh Hunt scut to Mrs. Carhio thisverist: "Jennie klsicd mo when we met, Jumping lrom the chair we sat In; Time, you thief, who loves to Ret Sweets Into your book, put that lnl Hay I'm ugly, say I'm sail, Say that health and wealth have missed me, Say I'm growing old, hut a.ld, Jennie kissed met" Carlylo's hatrod of sham was fear lessly expressed. On ono occasion, when a lady of distiucinn, nt whoso houso tho Seotcli philosopher was a guest, bowailed tlio wickedness of tho Jews In not recolving Jesus as their Saviour, sho finished hor dintrlbo against them by saying: "How difl'eront would havo been His reception had Ho ap peared in our timo I How delighted wo should all bo to throw our doors open to Him, pnd listen to His divine precepts! Don' t you think so Mr. CnTlylo ?' ' Tho plain spokon philosopher, thus appealed to, said, in his broadest Scotch accent: "No, madam, I don't. I think had He como with plenty of monoy, and good recommendations, nnd lashlonnbly dressed, and preached doctrines palat- ahlo to tlio higher orders, I might havo had tho honor to receive from your la dyship a card of invitation on tho back of which would bo written, "To meet our Saviour;1 but if Ho had como do nouncing thoso aristocrats, tho Phari sees, and associating with tho Publicans nnd Radicals of tho day, wo should havo treated Him nowvorymuchastho Jows did thon, nnd cried out, 'Tr.ko him to Nowgato and hang him." FAtlt ULNA OF TUB MILE. Ertntng Mil', When o'er the hills ot Mokatan Tho morning strews Its light, -When by tbo Nile the smiling palm Waves In the sunbeams bright, There comes a graceful hourl form Down to the river' side, As radiant as the golden morn That gilds the mountain side; It Is my gcntlo morning star, The one I lone to wed, Fair Ulna with her water Jar Folsed graceful on her head, And when the hills ot Mokatan Glow 'ncttth the midday sun, And when the Nllo along Its strand In golden ripples run, Again I ceo that hourl form Descend tho river's side, Beauteous as when sho was at mom Reflected in tho tide; Her loving eye beams ns a star, Her lips aro rosy red, f air Ulna,- wtth her valor J lr l'olsed graceful on her head. And when the hills ot Mokatan Glow In thecvcnlng air, When rolls along tho stream and land The Mucrzln's call to prajer, Again I sco the sylph-llkc form Descend the rlverglado, And then my heart with love beats warm For my fair Chlzan maid. I hall her now, my evening 6tar( The ono I long to wed, Fair Ulnn, with her water jar Folsed ginevful on her bead; And when Mahomet cillcth mo I'll ask r.o other prize, My only hourl she shnll be With mo In Paradise. Uncle Isaac's View. Somo of tho finost expressions of re ligious faith, and of its infinito valuo, havo como from tho warm hearts that beat undor tho swarthy bosoms of tho African raco. W hon tho "Lime-Kiln Club" was called on to state, its position towards tho atheist's doctrino of no God, tho president called on "Unolo Isaao Walpolo" to give tho senso of tho meet ing. Tho white-headed old man, says tlio Free Press, wrinkled, nnd burdened with tho weight of sovouty years, roso in ids sent, looked about him and quietly began: "If dar am no God don dar am no fu- cliur. When wo closo our eves in dcatli do soul dies wid us an' wo moulder to It has bin a dust do same as do brutes, long journey for mo. "In my honrt am do graves of wlfo nndohlll'on.' My days havo bin cloudy an' full of woe. My nights havo bin dark an' full of sorrow. 1 havo Lin rob- bed, cheated, abused an' mndo to' feci ray wretchedness, but nebber, not eben in ray darkest hour, did I doubt dar was a God, nor did I loso faith in Him "Tako away dat faith to-night mako' mo bellovo dat dar am no Heaben toll mo dat I won't meet my poor old Chlbo' an' do blessed chill'en up dar 'mong do angels, an' you would crush, mo down an' break ray olo heart. "Oat's all I poar to bo llbln fur to wait do Master's call to close do ledger ot lifo an' go bomol "lam old pn' poor an' lowly, buthoah In my breast am a leelin' dat I wouldn't sell fur all do gold in do world dat all do arguments of a million ob men could or, not ohango a fooling dat poor atl 'am thero was tho old story in verso which an' lowly asj am, do grave iwlll not bo better than Cuffco's perhaps, but tho siruOurltv oftho case did notpleaso hlm He, hud expected bis wifo to bo very gratptul tor, what ho fiau uono ior nor, uut jiow ho wondered that sho had not rebolled lonir ago. Had his lifo boon a mistukoP Had;his wilo no moro monoy began, "Honest John Tomklns, the heuger ana ditch Although he was poor, did not want to be ricnor." Honest John Tomkins was hold up to rro as the model ot all tho Christian vir tues; and yot I saw everybody urunod mo, including ray teachers and spiritual pastors and mastors, striving by day and by night to bo rlchor. Whon wo con aider that discontent is tho mother of improvement, whether for tho individual or tho commonwealth, and that tho bot tors of tho man who Is taught to order hlmsolf lowly and rovorently to thorn bceamo so becauso ithoy or tholr nneos tors woro not satisfied with that stato of lifo to which it had ploased God to call thorn, is It not plain that tho 'religion which toaches oontont is doomed, and with it tho wholo system of governors do las' of mo." During his, remarks, the hall, was as qulot as tho grays. When he bad fin'' ished it was p full minuto before any ono moved. Then mother ttardnor softly said, "As says Unclo, Isaao,, so say wo all." A man who takes ono drink too many is often denounced as a fool, but noth ing is said of a woman who gots throo sheets in tho wind on wash-day. . A gontloman who was about to marry a beautiful widow ol thirty almost quarrelled with hor about tho church in whioh tiioy should havo tho ceremony performed. Tho lady becarao somo what Indignant, and said: "I always havo been married In tho' Presbyterian church, and I tell vou! I always shall beT1 ' FARM, HARDEN AND HOUSEHOLD. IIOW .lluoll 101-1 lOll HlIHlluIol Corn. National Live Stock Journal, Chicago. Among tho questious discussed nt tho last meeting of tho Iowa Stock Breed ers' Association, was tlio oft-mooted ono ofthouumbcr of pounds of pork tha may bo prodttcod from a givon quantity of corn. Mr. Uriggs, of Jasper, said it was claimed that ono bushel of corn would produco ton pounds ot pork, but ho claimed that undor most circum- stancos it would not produco fivo pounds to tlio bushel, while in othor cases 15 to 18 might bo produced. Mr. Nichols, of Muscatine, also gavo ids exporlouco on this question. Ho had produced as high ns twelve pounds of pork from a bushel of corn. Mr. Brown, oi Marshall, stated that ho had obtained nlno pounds of pork to tho bushel, and as high as ten when tho hogs wero on grass. Mr. Lathrop, of Johnson, was of tho opinion that in tho condensing proooss moro pork could bo obtained for a bushel of corn in young hogs than in older ones, and tho snmo would also bo tho caso in cattle., Mr; Hlatt, of Jaspor County, was of tho opinion that' not moro than fivo pounds of pork could bo, produced from a bushel ot corn, and bollovcd in selling corn In profcronco to feeding it when ho could get thirty cents per bushel. Tlio Hog; Improved to Dcntli. Undor this head F. J. Emery writes to tho Iowa Homestead: Tho hog oftho former day (say twenty-flvo years ago) was at once ugly and hardy. Tho hog of to-day is haudsomo, helpless, and imbecile. Among tho onco hardy hogs, about ilvo per cent, might die of ncci dent and diseaso. Among tho present rnco of improvod (?) hogs, fifty per cent, mortality is noarcr than livo. A learned Stato commission has been around, and tho summary of tholr claborato report is "Prevention is bet ter than euro." Quacks and specifics abound, but hogs nro obstinato, and persist in dying. Tho hog problem has been, nnd is, "from a given amount of feed to mako tho grcntest amount of fat, and in the shortest timo.'1 In pursuing this idea people havo "gono tho wholo hog," and coming events seem likely to compel a limit to this ono idea, and mako us look a littlo to first principles. A blacksmith's nrm is his best devel opment. A letter-carrier's leg, a pro- lessor's brain, an alderman's stomach aro sovorally theirs. By parity of reason tho development of tho hog, is as tho alderman all toward tlio stomach and fat. But the comparison is in comploto unless wo fatten tho alderman when ho Is sixteen, and mnko a family man of him then. Tho aldermrn would "play out" as docs tho hog and his progrny, and do oi no account. The, former bog had moro muscle and leap fat than tho present hog and moro vitality had fewer diseases, bu ohi fatal objection, tho feed lio eat was ofton of moro value than his ilosh. Tho presonthog fattons, hutls floldfi healthy. Scarcoly any oxygon cayt(rs his blood red, ns lormerly, but tho fig gish black blood, propelled by a j-cart smaller than it .should, bo,, enablof him to live along, with great caro, untiluo is ready for market. His lungs aro bq dollcpt6 that ono "dogging" kills hlni. Ills liver is discolored and spottoj. Ho has kidnoy worms. Ills bones tho soft anil easily brokon. His iitcsrhcs aro full of wind. He has catarrhj tnohinr cholera, &o. Tho improved (j ' hog Is fiist degenerating and what nlxt?- If this artlolo on hogs has not much' troth, it is too long already; but if it has a good deal of truth, then I may some day ' say a littlo moro pn hogs iif our roaders wish., , , . ' Tho mbtit lrollllo Currant. acrronlon Trlegrapti. A correspondent inquires for tho host currant to plant fur profit, arid ho rays tha,t.hohas beon advised to sot out tho Versolllalso. Wo should bb gliul to know whether this is tho general ci porlanco, or whothor it is to bo confined to this slnglo instance, This variety of currant has 'boon boforo tho Amortoan .ppqplo for twonty yenrs, as woil as tho Ojiorry 'currant, and yet wo do "not find it grown nnywhoro thnt wo know' of to any groat oxtont for its fruit. Tho Red Dutch is yot tho currant In almost unl vcrsal uso by markct-incn the oldest of all and yet it stands its ground. It may bo sntd thnt it takca somo timo for tho morlts, of a now kind to become well known; and thoreforo It U no argument against its value that it is not found yet in common uso in markoUgardcns. But market men do not usunlly show such backwardness Jn taking hold of really good things. They woro not long in dropping tho many seedling strawbci res, tho old red r.upborrlo3, nnd many other things whon they thought thoy had something hotter; it is not tholr way to hang back whon a really good thing is brought boforo thorn. Tho Vorsalllalso and tho Cherry curranta havo boon persistently advertised, and whatever of morlt thoy havo has bcon continually kept boforo tho public in books and periodicals. Tho fruit of both theso two varieties is largor than tho Red Dutch; nnd this wo tako to bo tlio only advautago they havo. Tho Cherry Is avory sour variety, nnd it would havo beon far mora characteristic of its qualities if it had been compared with a sour cherry, in stead of thoslmplo cherry on tho whole. Though tlio berries nro largo, tho bush docs not produco tho samo weight of fruit as a bush oftho Red Dutch will. Tho Vorsalllalso has a longer buueh than tho Cherry, and the fruit is rathor moro ncld nnd perhaps n trillo largor thau tho Red Dutch, but tho flavor is not qulto nB "currnnty," and it will not prodnco tho samo wolght of fruit. Hence, until wo can discover a hotter arlety than tho old Red Dutch, wo shnll stick to thnt. Npllt Hoot' In Hoi-hcm. A writer in tho Western Rural uses common carpenter's screws to bring to gether tho pnrts of a split hoof, so that icy will not work or move by tho action oftho horso m travelling, an 1 gives ex plicit directions forproporly performing tho operation, to which directions wo would Iiko to add, that tho process, whilo not noccssarily difficult or dan gerous, is yet attended with risk, aud should not bo uttem pled by any but nn oxtromoly caroful person, well skilled iu tho uso of tools. His directions aro as follows: 'Cut a scat for sorow head about thrcc- quartors of an inch from tho hair and back from tho split about one-quarter or three-eighths ofnn inch. Cut till it appears soft. Sometimes tho blood starts o littlo. Now boro through, across tho crack, with a good gimlot, so as to strike tho opposllo wall of hoof as nonr surfaco n3 you can and not havo tho point ot scrow' show, put in a s,lm inch screw and draw tho Wills togcthci. Bo careful not to split or injuro tho screw, for you can't got it out. Now if tho split is far enough down to admit of it, cut in n similar manner another seat for scrow head immediately below, and put in a sbmowhat largor scrow, at tho wall isthickor below. Don't uso a bit, for tho horso is liable to stamp and break Uso a gimlot, and whon tho horso moves lot go tho gimlot and no harm is done. If tho horso is too restiro. havo his opposite foot hold up. Alter screws have been in a day or two, you can givo thom one or two moro turns nnd then thoy will romaln tight. A neighbor of mine, nearly thirty years ago, bought a horso that had beon foundered, nnd tho walls of his hoofs wero thick and ono was cracked from top to bottom. Thoy kept a clasp on it, but whon tho clasp got joso it would work and blcod; then screws wero put in ns I havo ondoavorcd to deserlbo throo two-inch largo sizo wood sorows and whon tho hoof grow off all was sound and remained so, havo wished a long timo to givo this- romedy to tlio public. Havo tried it sue cessfully on six or eight of ray owh horses and on my neighbors' horses, arid novor failed. Romomb'or that tho wall of tho hoot is thlok onough to ad mit of a scrow, and if tho hoot does not work ifwon't crack any moro." Tito ."Uywccrlca of Ilec-JCci'ulujj, Cor, Worcester Tpy. How'many ever had tho pleasuro ,of sooing tho queen of tho hlvo? Who can tell hor among a dozen drones? Who oould tell a blaok bee from an Italian or Cyprian, (or scalod brood from sealed honoy, or.beo broad from propolis, or toll whero to find roynl jolly? Who knows that tho workors only live about forty working days, and tho queen sev eral years?' Who knows that tho queen may lay eggs, before sho has met tho drone, that, will hatch and produco drones, but.her eggs will never produce workors unless oho has been fertilized, and whon onoo fertile may continue to laylor yoars? Thoso questions, nnd a hundred .others equally interesting, nro all easily demonstrated by thoso who hayo availed thomsolves of tho advanced system of booikcopjng, practioed by in telligent bco-koopor of tho day.' Prob. ably bee oulturo has wada as rapid maroh of Improyonio'nt, during tho past fivo years as any branoh of agricultural pursulti. During tho present soason tho samo caro ana qxpontehas buen em ployed in solcoting and, importing bees from Italy, the island of Cyprus, and tho Holy Land, at has beau employed in tho perfection of our various .breeds of. liorsos and oattlo. Although fno do not havo thobco.paslrjrago.ifl NewJEngland that Is found In tho basswood landild Jflowpra of (tM Wost, stlil, many bees aro jk.opj; jioro wtyji proifit, oyon In tho old J)ax-hlv6: hqw much, moro, thoni might booxpooted with tho now, appliances of frame hives, comb foundation, tho prizo ecotiou box, tho excator and smoker. With tho aid pf a littlo smoke an ox- port will open lila hlYog.aud romovo tho ,brood,- boos or honoy, ;show you his oiiojco. qnoons, and .discourse on their flno points with as much ncouraoy as tho best horso fralnors orhordsmon. On holding up a framo of brood ho may gay, "You boo this queen Is laying, for hero aro eggs less than twonty-four hours old. Seo what a prollfio quoon sho is; how sho pacts In tho oggs; docs not miss a coll," or, "I do not Iiko this quoon; sho lays too many drono eggs; I will kill hor and put in another." You ask, "How can you provo that workors only livo thirty or forty days of labor, but livo all wlntor without labor?" Ho will say, "II 1 romovo tho queen from this black colony and roplnco her with an Italian qucon, who begins to lay Im mediately, In twonty-ono days her eggs will bogin to hatch, tho black boos will conhlnuo to dio till thoy aro all roplaccd with tho Italians, and wo note tho day when tho last fly dies." "Do all bees sting?" "No, tho drones aro as harm loss osilics. Queens will not sting you, though thoy will blto nnd will sting a rival to doath in fivo minutes after being hatched. Tho workors, which aro tho only ones to bo feared at all, can usually bo subdued by blowing smoko mado from punk among thom." Rnslnn Exiles. London Standard. On his arrival tho prisoner is drivon tralght to tho polioo ward, whero ho is inspcotod by tho ispravnik, a polico ofilcor who is nbaoluto brd and mastor of tho district. This roprcsontativo of tho Govornmont requires of him to nn- swor tho loliowlng questions: ills name? How old? Marrlod or slnglo P Whero fromP Address of paronts, o relations, or friends? Answors to all or which aro onterod in tho books. A sol- omn written promise is thon oxacted of him that ho will not givo lo.tsons of any kind, or try to teach any ono; that ovory lottor ho wrltos will go through tho ispravnik's hands, aud that ho will follow no occupation oxcept shoomak ing, carpontoring, or Hold labor. Ho is told hols froe, but at tho samo timo ho 13 solemnly warned that should ho attompt to pass tho liinlt3 of tho town ho shall bo shot down llko a dog rathor than bo allowed to C3capo, aud should ho bo taken allvo. shall ba sont off to Eastern Siberia without further formality than that of tho ispravnik's personal order. Tho poor fellow takes up hit littlo bundlo, and, fully roalizing that ho has now blddou f-irowoll to iho culturo aud material comfort of hit past lifo, ho walks out Into '-ho cheorloss stroot. A group of oxilo3, all palo nnd omaolatcd, nio thoro to greot him, tako him to somo of their misorablo lodgings, and fever- shly demand Jnows from homo. Tho now-comor gazes ou them ns ono fn a dream; somo aro melancholy mad, othors nervously irritable, anu tho ro mainder havo ovldently tried to find solaco in drink. Thny livo in commu nities ot twos and throes, havo food, a scanty provision of clothes, monoy, and books in common, and considor it their sacred duty to holp cauh othor in every omorgoncy, without any distinction of sex, rank or ago. Tho uoblo by birth got sixteen shillings a month fiom tho Gov ernment for their maintonanco, nnd commoners only ton, although many of them nro married, and sont .into oxllo with young families. Daily a gond nrmo visits tholr lodgings, inspects thu premi ses whon and how lio pleases, and now and thon makes somo mysterious entry in his noto-book. Should nnv of thoir numbor carry a warm dlanor, a pair of nowly-mondod boots or a ohango of linon to somo passing oxilo lodired lor tho momont In tho publlo yard, it is just as likely ns not inarkod against him as a crimo. It is a crlmo to como and seo a friond off, or accompany him a littlo on tho way. In fact,, should tho Ispravnik fool out of sorts tho effect of cards or drink ho vents his bad temper on tho oxllcs;. and, as cards and drink aro the favorlto amusomonts In thoso dreary regions, crimes aro markod down against tho exiles in astonishing numbers, nnd a report of thom sent regularly to tho Governor of the province Wintor lasts eight months, a period during which tho surrounding country presents tho nppearanco of a noiseless, lifeless, frozen marsh no roads, no communication with tho outor world, no means of cscapo. In courso ot timo almost every individual oxllo is attacked by nervous convulsions, followed by prolonged apathy and prostration. They begin to qurrrel, nnd oven to hato each other. Somo of them contrivo to forgo ialso passports, and by a mlraolo, as it wero, mako tholr escapo, but tho great majority of thosi victims of tho third s6oiion cither go mad, commit suloldo, or dlo of delirium tremens. Tholr history, when tho timo comes for It to bo studied nnd published, will dis- closo a torriblo talo of human suffering, and administered ovlls and shortcom ings not likely to find thoir equivalent in tho contemporary history of any other European stato. A. Ilor TO Thn C.hlr fninmnnil Temple Bar. ft Whon' General Bonoarto first eamo among'us wo Wero furltjls with tho Di rectorate for having sont a boy to com- manu us. fjnoumua rcmomborcd that nt this timo Napolotm was only twenty-six years of ago.) Ho was a short, awkwardlooklng, thin youth, pnd tho'Army was seriously discontented With having such a boy placod in the ohlof command,- while Generals Iiko .Augeroau and Massena weroplacod uni tdor film, but thoy soon foltthe inflnenoo pf; tho young Uonornl's genius in estab lishing order among them; and aftor tho battle of Montonotto, whon Napolo on on tho following morning visltodthe hospitals, and addressod words of en couragement to ovory wounded soldier, and saw hlmsolf that his wounds woro drossod and his falling strength revived by sullablo nourlshraorit, a kind of maglo conlldonoo in him came over tho sptrit of tbo soldiors, whioh tho subso. quent vlotorios of Dego and Massomo. loliowlng soon aftor that of Montonotto! klndlod Into a spirit of enthusiasm.