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Br leWTK A WAIMH. OREGON, MO FI.OWK.tl UAItURN. "Tho Atr.crloia Garden. Jn the garden were leisurely walking Brave Robin and Koxy the fair, And Robin, while walking: and talking, Twined roses In Itwy'a brown batr; BlMebudi and rosea all bluthtn?, With sprigs ot the tweet mignonette, "While the blood to their faces kept rushing When Robin's eyes Italy's eyes met. Jasmine, laburnum, and larkspur, Verbenas, deep-dyed and pale, day panstea and white valley lilies Heard love tell his stammering tale. While tho lovers kept walking and talking, Four eyes bent down to the ground, "Two hearts hd been lost, they discovered, And then discovered them found; Bat didn't know what to do with them Tho lost and found hcartt for awhile; 8o each plucked a new and fresh nosegay, And each gave the other a smile. Each a stem ot Forget-me-not gathered, And each said, "Oh, take and keep this!" Their vows thus exchanged with fresh fl owcrs, They sealed the exchange with a kiss, 'Fidelity, secrecy, silence, Eich promised to faithfully hold, Till Itibln could earn for his R)xy A bone and some shekels ot gold. Out, alas, some opened-carcd listeners, Winged messengers hurrying by, -Saw what bad been done In tho garden, And tattled to earth and to sky, "Oh I Robin ahdRoxy are lovers," They piped with a song and a shout, And havo plighted their troth In tho gar den!" Bo the delicate secret was out. The world soon had tho wholo story, Which Robin could not deny; And R)xy, when bantered about It, Blushed back 'neath a mischievous eye. So Cupid, and It Jbln and Roxy, Made love, with flowers for words, As tbey walked nnd talked In the garden, And nobody told but the birds. F All IT, GARDEN AND HOUSEHOLD. IlinlM to Hoiiho ClcnncrH. Wlpo tho jnlrrora with borax water, tho cloth being wet enough to dampon it. In scouring paint, sapolto is hotter than sand, and in all cases a llttlo borax should bo placed in tho water. Mirrors can bo cleaned with whiting, afterward fl WM11ILIMUM. Ull IlfLI 11 L1II ir a D1.UU1U B11U' It"""'" """ annii (1 no vnr (in uqnn nil vnxnisiiGa worK pjpf any soit. f 'l'lio Elloct of Vnrnlsli. ig! No lady knows until sho has tried it 'rj.'how much sho may change tho aspect of things about tho house by using a little varnish. On a sunshiny day tako tho old chairs and tables out on tho porch or by an opon door, and after inorouguiy uusung anu wiping u wim '7a damp cloth, apply a thin coat of var nish and so cover up scrateno? anu marred spots of all kinds. It will dry in n. vnrv snort umu. anu vou win uu surprls 3d to seo how much good you havo dono. A llunnol cloth with a very lit tlo linseed oil is good to rub furniture with, but tho greatest care must bo ex orolsed to prevent any oil being' left on tho wood to attract dust. It must bo rubbed until you would not know, ex cept by tho improved appoaranco, that any oil had boon used. Farmer' AHoclatlon. To tub Farmers oy the NorrrmvEsr: Tho undersigned membors of tho Ex coutivo Commltteo of tho Iowa Farm ers' Convention recently held in Dos Moines, in pursuance with tho instruc tions given them, havo agreed upon, and hero with present the following plan ot organization for our mutual protec tion. It will bo observed that tho plan con templates the establishment of a Farm ers' Protective Association organizod under tho laws of Iowa as a corporuto body, with powers and duties as shown by tho accompanying artlolos ot incor poration. . If tho plan here prosented moels your approval wo would earnestly appoal to you to tako immcdiato steps to organize In your rospoctlvo towns and counties, solcct your olllcers, raise tho funds neo cssary to carry out tho purpose horo contemplated and roport at once to tho Soorotary of tho Farmor's Frotectivo Association tho names of your ofllcors and tho amount ol money raised. Tho .Executive Commltteo havo taken tho responsibility of retaining as counsel for this association, Judgo C. C. Colo, of Dcs Moluos, and Qon. 0. F. Butler, of Massachusetts. It will bo observed that tho annual mooting of tho mom bors will bo at Des Moines on tho 29th of June, at which tlmo goneral attend ance Is desired, as tho election of per manent officers ,wlll tako placo, and Sjusinecs of groat Importanco will bo transacted. Tho work already dono by your com Tnitteo is simply preliminary, nnd Is all subject to such monloattori or revision as tho annual meeASg may dTrmlno Hipon. & " Farmors of tho northwost it Is for ;you now to determine how iormldablo rand successful this movemont shall bo conio. The commltteo has endoavorod to disohargo Its duties falthlully, and with you rests tho responsibility of sue--cess. If immcdiato notion is taken by vory neighborhood to oarnostly co oporato In this movomont succoss cuu not bo doubtful. John D. Whitman, B. F. Gub, : M. L. Devin, 0. D. ItKINKINQ, Commltteo. TooIh nud '1'caiuM. weitern Hural. With somo, timo and labor appoar to bo almost as worthless commodities as they possets, so littto do thoy attempt to cconomtao in thorn. To men who proporly approolato thoir valuo, their wasto through thoughtlessness or al most criminal neglect, is astounding. Horo li a man, who, instoad of supply ing hlmsolf with apropor sot of tools and implements, begins tho season with thoso that nro noarlv worthless. Tho wjgon breaks down, tho plow gives! out, tho harrow breaks, tho cultivator will not work, and ho goes through tho season, mending first ono thing and thon another, and finds at tho ond that ho has actually wasted enough in tlmo to havo bought now ones nt tho begin ning. It is novor profitable to nso worn-out tools and Implements on tho farm, and it is never prolltabla to kcop them on tho fatm. When r.n implement is worn out it is rcasonablo to supposo that' it has dono all tho work that it was originally intended to do, and wo ought to bo satisfied. Anothor man will attempt to got through cho soason with a team that is entiroly unfit for service It creeps over tho ground liko au elephant on slow parade, and docs uot do, bocauso it cannot, ono half tho work that a good team would do, but oats just as much and causos contlnuod voxatlon to tl;o owner. If thcro is anything on tho farm moro unprofitable than another, excopt a poor farmer, it is a worn out toam. It would have boon bettor If tho matter had been attended to beforo this, but it is novcr too Into to got rid of n poor team. Bettor spend a week In huhtlng for a good ono thau to con tinue with ono that cannot do ono half tho work that a good ono would do. Tlio liow. Young Folk's Rural. Probably tho most Important imple ment used in tho cultivation of tho soil is tho plovr. And yet this slmplo uton sll was not invented until a comparative ly rccont tlmo; and oven now it is not pcrfcoted. Tho first plows of which wo havo any record," wore fashioned from a forked limb of somo tough hard wood, tho wholo consisting ot. a .singlo awkward-appoaring piece. At length tho ingenuity ot somo ouo concolvcd tho idea of binding ono of the prongs with iron; and this was conceded and received ns a great improvement. For throo thousand years this exceed ingly primltlvo form of tho p'ow was used. Tho hieroglyphics and bas-rcllols found among tho tombs and crumbling ruins of ancient Egypt, Etrurla, and Grccoo, show that during tho most brilliant eras of thoso mighty nations, tho main instrument of ngriculturo re mained in this low sUto of imporfection. Nearly all tho mechanical ingenuity of tho world was at that tlmo contcred in tho less usoful art of architecture; and and wonderful bullding3 woro erected, and stupendous monuments roared, but It did not always bring bread to tho homos of tho poor laborers. Tho waves of war rolled across tho borders, famine swept tho land, and as nations thoy sauk in darkness and barbarism, thero to remain until tho light ot truth and humau progress shall dissolve tho dark cloud that hovors over thorn and tho sublimo teachings of Christianity and soionco ralso them from thoir low, do graded state. Timo passed on. Nations roso nnd fell. Amorica was discovered. Tho samo primltlvo plow of tho nnolonts, with now and then a slight modification, contlnudo in uso. Finally, howover, another improvement was ndded. A boam, standard, and handles wcrocon s'racted; a seasoned hard-wood land bldo, and a mold-board fashioned from a tough block of wood, with a winding grain, calculated to g'.vo it tbo necessary curvo for turning tho furrow. And this brings us down past tho period of tho Amorlcan Revolution. Probably thcro aro many now living who can well ro mombor thoso rudo wooden Imple ments. Somotlmos tho mold-board was plated with sheet iron, or strips ol wrought iron haramorcd out pf old horse-shoos, nnd fashioned by tho black smith. A thick, spear-shapod clump of iron formod tho point, and two wooden pins noar tho top of tho stand ard served for handlos. It was termed tho "bull plow." Tho first complete cast-iron plow was mndo by James Small, of Berwickshire, Scotland, in 1785. During tho noxjt thirtyyoars inventlvo minds woroEtudy ingand exporlmontlng to produco im provements. Among thceo was James Jefferson, who sought to determlno tho proper shape of mold-board; Charlos Nowbold, of Burlington, Now Jorsoy, who constructed a plow In 1797, with land-sldo, mold-board and sharo, all cast togcthor; said to bn tbo ilrst oast, iron plow in Amorico, nnd upon which tho worthy inventor spont $30,000 In perfeotlng and introducing, and thon abondoncd tho business In despair; and Ransomo, of Ipswich, England, who chlllod tho cast-Iron shares on tho un der sldo. About this tlmo Jethro Wood, of Scl plo, Cayuga county, Now York, was ox periraontlng nud applying his inventlvo genius In producing nn improvement destined to eclipse all th opntonts of his predecessors. Ho talked of his con templated improvements until many half-boliovod him mad; and so great was his prCJonsity for whittling, in constructing his thousands of inln(aturo modolsthatho was tauntingly dubbed tho "Whittling Yankoo." In tho con struotlng of his modols, ho used largo potatos, cutting and fashioning thorn Into almost ovory concelvablo shapo nnd form, until ho had whlttlod away bushels boforo ho produced ono that oxaotly suited him. Ills improved plow wos first offered to tho publlo in 1819. Tho oast-Iron parts woro looked togeth er in an Ingenious and substantial man- no r, doing away with sarow-bolts nnd muoh cumbrous complexity nnd ox ponso. It was tho first plow in which tho cast-Iron duplicates or parte could bo replaced in tho fluid; and approximat ed closoly to tho improved plows of to day. It was'a success; and although it brought llttlo money to Its originator, it must ovor bn looked upon by tho me chanical and sclontlflo world as tho greatest improvement in tho plow evor consummated by a singlo individual. For tho last fifty yoars patents nnd improvements havo muKlpliod with such wondorful rapidity that spaco forbids thoir mention. In somo yoars n hun dred difforont inventions portalning to tho plow aro mndo; nnd manufaoturing establishments spring up In almost ov ory town nud hamlet in tho country. Solontifio inventors and manufacturers havo givon us straight plows, sldo-hlll plows, tronoh -plows, shovol-plows, and gang-plows, In a thousand forms nnd variotles, ndaptod for ovory species of soli nnd surfneo. Sulky-plows are now bolng used, by which tho driver rldoson n spring sent, nnd plows his ground with onse nnd comfort. Thoy aro probably destined to work well on the smooth prairlo lands of tho West, but many lin piovomonts will bo required boforo thoy becomo a succoss among tho rougher lands and rocky htll-sldcs of tho E ist. Tho steam-plow has often boon talked about of Into, and In n few Instances It has been put into practical operation. But tho inventions In this lino nro as yet orudo nnd cumbrous; nudtomo tlmo must elnpso b.eforo it Is made to produco satisfactory work. Novortholcss tho tlmo will doubtless como when tho sod of tho far wostcrn plains will be turned by its mighty powor; and tho groat channels of trado and cummcrco will throb nnd pulsate all tho way from thoir fountain head, amid tho hnzy smoke clouds of tho Btoam-onginc. Tho main object in tho selection of a plow, is to chooso ono in which tho pressure upon tho mold-board Is overy whoro equal. Solcct such nn imple ment, nnd you havo ono that tho earth will not adhere to, and that will turn a furrow ovonly, nnd hold easily, and ono the draft of which will bo light. DOMESTIC RECIPES. Banana Ice Cream. Tako eight ripe banauas, pound them into n pulp, then beat them thoroughly with ono quart of cream. Sweeten and freeze tho samo as ordinary croam. They may also bo grated or finely chopped. Asparagus Omelet Bull two pounds ot tendor, fresh -cat asparagus in very llttlo water, with n smnll portion of salt, or what is better still, steam tho asparagus without water until it is ten der, chop It very lino, mix It with tho yolk of llvo and whites of thrco well beaten eggs and two tablespoonfuls of sweot croam, fry nnd servo quite hot. Tomato Soup. To ono pint of toma toes canned, or four largo raw onos cut up fiuo, add ono quart of boiling wator, and lot thorn boll; add ono teaspoonful soda, when it will foam; Immediately add ono pint of sweot milk, with salt, poppor and plenty of butter; when this boils, add eight small crnckors, rolled fino, nnd servo. Equal to oystor soup. Lemon Pie. Grato tho rind of ono lemon, squcozo tho juice and cut tho rest into small pieces with n sharp knife. Add to this ono cup of sugar, ono half cup of warm wator, butter tho slzo of a walnut; mix all togothcr, add flour to thickon tho julco a littlo. Bako In doop tins or plates. This is for ono pic. Almond Cookies. This rulo will make a largo quantity of very nico cookies, and may of courso be varied to suit your needs: Two pounds of butter, threo pounds of sugar, one pound ot almonds blanohod and chopped, cut in halves or poundod. two teaspoonfuls of cinnamon, ono teaspoonful of salcratus, ono cup of boiling wator, ono lemon, ono dozen eggs, knead in flour enough to mako as stiff as cooky dough should bo, roll and cut in fancy shapes, and alter they aro in tins sprinkle tho almond? thickly over thorn. Snow Pudding. Tako llvo eggs; dlvldo yolks from whites; boat whites to a stiff froth; placo ono quart of milk on tho rango; when at a boiling point add sugar to taste; ono vanilla bean or ono stick of clunamou, sweeten tho whfyjs. with ono tablospoonful of pow dered sugar and drop them into tho hot milk; l&tvo in long enough to scald thorn, whllo you wisk thorn Into small flakosj tako a skimmer and takeout tho flakcj and let them cool on u dish, add yolks to milk with a teaspoonful of cornJMaroh dissolved In wator; when cool urJ tho ilnkos nnd sorvo. Tho operator at n Maryland telograph station it responsible for tho following; An old olorod man biought to the fllco a dispatch, which ho ordered sent off Immediately. Tho operator answor ed "All rHht," look tho papor and sont the dlspat.lh. Thou, taking down his file, ho plrAod tho original on tho hook, hung It upju tho ofllco, and went on to atteri? to EJi business. Tho old follow took Vs scat and remained for half an hour novor removing his eyes from tho paper on tho file. After waiting until ho was out of all pat!oncor ho said: I say, boss, hain't you gwiuoto send dat messagoP It's berry important; It should go 'mcgetly." Mr. Brown an sworodi "Why, old man I sontthodls patch long ago; it's dellvorod boforo this tlmo." Whonupon tho old man roplledi "Yo can't fool dis chile. It's not sont at all. It's just hanging up dar on do hook. I saw yo when yo put it dar' au' I hasn't takou my oyes off'n it slnco." Tho oporator tried to explain, but nothing short of sending tho papor would satisfy, IIo doesn't bellevo yet tho messago was sont. CHILDREN'S CORNER. WIDE-AWAKE AND PAST-ASLEEP. The Independent. A bright summer day came out of tho east, And a dear llttlo lad was he, nis lips were red from a strawberry feast, And his eyes were ns blue as the sea. Ills yellow hair was blown by tho breeze, Like grass In a windy place; He had torn his Jacket In climbing trees And ho laughed all over his face. He danced In the elm, on tho leafy spray Whcro the ncstot the bluebird swlngp, Till tho birdies had winked the sleep away, All under their painted wings. Ho shook the stem of the lilies tall, While they nodded In high surprise, And rubbed with their Angers white and small, Tho dreams from their golden eyes. Tho daisy hurried to wash her face In a drop of tho silver dew, And every leaf In Its lofty place The kiss of the sunshine knew. The tqulrrcl chattered and combed his tall, That curls up over his spine ; And each ro I clover turned almost polo When the village clock struck nine. For two little boys, In two little beds, Lay sleeping the morning long, Though the sun shone to on their tangled heads And the birds had ended their song. "Oh, dear, oh, dear I" said the summer day, "What sleepy small boys I scot I wish, I wish they would wako and play With a bright llttlo day llko me." 'A'lio Unngaroo. Am. Affrlcu'turlit. Ono of tho strangest of animals in Australia whoro ovorythlng Is stld to b i peculiar in both nnlmnl nnd plant llfo Is tho Kangaroo. Thcro aro n number of different kinds of Kangaroos, one of which Is a trco climber, nnd jumps from bough to bough, catching and hanging by its long, strong tall, much as doos our opossum, a cousin, or somo other near rclativo of tho Kanga roos. The gonoral appoaranco of tho Kangaroo Is shown In tho accompany ing engraving. It will bo seen that this animal has a small, mouse-like head, very short nnd ridiculously small loro legs, and hind parts of groat sizo, end ing in a tail of a weight and longth en tirely out of proportion to tho foro part of tho body. Tho Kangaroos rango in slzo all tho way from a haro up to tho hlght and weight of a largo sized man. In somo rcspcct3 tbo Kangaroo resem bles a tcad, becauso "when It stands It sits, and when it runs it jumps." It is to bo presumed that tho first question a boy would ask Is: What is tho tall so big for? At hrst sight it might bo sup posed that this largo extremity was for protection n fighting mombcr a weapon of dofonso; but this, we aro told, by thoso who havo scon tho Kanga roo in its homo, is not so. Somo havo thought it was to aid in walking a fifth log but this animal does not do much walking, and when it does, it docs not walk on or with Its tall. Tho tall Is mostly used to break tho fall as tho Kangaroo strikes tho ground after It has taken a leap, which is oltcu twenty feet or mere. Tho Kangaroo is a rath er savago animal, and an old ono will frequently kill tho dogs that aro used to hurt them and when corucrcd haAO dono sovcro Injury to hunters them selves. Tho Kangaroo clasps tho dog or man by Its short foro legs, aud then scratches and tears its victim with tho long, sharp claws of Its hind legs. Sheep-raising Is ono of tho leading in dustries of Australia, and the Kanga roos nro troublesomo to tho farmers, as thoy destroy Iprgo quantities of valuable pasturage. Kangaroos go in flocks, somewhat ns our shcop do, and are sel dom found entirely alono. It is seldom thnt tho flock is lnrge, usually r.lx or ten, with an old ono as leader. Thoy aro valued for both thoir skin and flesh, nnd are hunted and killed in largo numbers by tho natives in Australia. Tho hunt cr must bu very cunning to bo success ful in capturing his subtlo gamo Tho hunters usually go in bands, and with their plot and plan well understood by all thoso engaged in tho chase, cautious ly como upon and surround a number of Kangaroos that may Lo feeding quietly upon a hillside or valley. Tho animals, quick to tako any alarm, will thon hop away at a rapid rato, except thoso that havo fallen victims to tho savago hunters. Porhaps tho most interesting thing about Kangaroos is tho way which thoy enro ior their young. When tho baby Kangaroo is born, it is very small, not much moro than nn inch in length, nnd entirely unablo to run about or caro for iteolf. Tho young animal is placed in a pouch on tho under sU'o of tho mother, and in this "crndlo" tho little Kangaroo payees tho early days of its life. When it gets larger and strong er it occnsicually leaves its pouch, and hops about, nipping tho green tmd ten der herbage, but so soon ns any danger is seen It scrambles back to its pookot of safety. Nearly eight months pass, before tho young Kangaroo loaves tho pouch, then woighlng about ton pounds, and lrom that tlmo on seeks Its own food and becomes its own pro teotor. Tlio ltrots'll 'I'lirnsli. Tho brown thrush 13 also called "brown thrasher," nud sometimes "plnntiug bird," ns ho arrives at tho North shortly boforo corn-planting tlmo. Ho Is a plain bird, with plumago of sobor tint; his ontiro uppor parte bo ing brown, tho undor parts gray, Willi tho breast nnd throat marked with brown. Tho fomalo Is marked tho samo as tho mnlo, thoy bolng undlstlngulsh nblo by oolor. Tho thrush soldom sings much until tho lenvos of tho treos havo grown suf ficiently lnrgo for him to sit, unobserved and partly concealed among tho uppor brnnchos, whcro ho trills forth a rich nnd varied molody, often for hours to gothor, nnd somotlmos noarly nil day. Ilo commences with a low soft, low notes, growing gradually louder nnd stronger until tho song becomes nlmost enchanting in its sweotnoss. Thon stopping for nn instant, ho begtns ngnln with, porhnps n fow strnlns iu what may bo called n rccltativo tono, followed by n strango mcdloy of tho notes of othor birds, of which ho is n vory fair Imitator. Hut any attempt to describo tho song of tho brown thrush is usoloss; onco hoard, it will bo listened to atten tively, nnd not readily forgotton. Tho thrush has also a peculiar note, n sort of sharp chirp, which Is uttered when tho bird Is alarmed or disturbed. I havo olton hoard thorn In tho night, making a low, chirping sound; but I could not discover that thoy woro ex cite 1 in any way. Tho thrushos seem to be mated when thoy arrlvo from tho south in tho spring, nnd soon comraenco thoir nest, which Is quite a woll-bullt structure composed ot leaves, grnpo-vlno bark, etc., on a foundational sticks. It Is dooply hol lowed, lined with fino, fibrous roots, nnd Is usunlly placed In a treo or vine, with in a fow foot of tho ground; though somotiraos rn tho ground, undor a bush or in somo secluded place. Tho brown thrush is related to, and somowhat resembles tho mocking-bird of tho Southern States. Tho cgns, usu ally thrco or four in number, aro green ish white, thickly sprinkled with lino dots of reddish-brown. Their average dimensions nro about 1.12 Inch by .78 inch. .lolimilu'H lM-oum. 11V AKTIIONV K. ANDSHSOX. Youiik Folks' Rural. Perhaps if Johnnie's papa had not been such a very funny man, Johnnie wouldn't havo had this dream at all; for then, don't you seo? ho would not havo oaten tho niinco plo, and tho doughnuts, nnd nil tho othor things. Hut Johnnto's papa was a very funny papa, indeed. Ho had twinkling bluo oyes that always seemed to bo laughing at something nobody know what; even funr.y papa himself didn't always know why ho laughed. He was jolly, and fat, and smiling, lor all thn world like Santa CImis; ho always carried sugar plums and poppcr.nints in his pockets for nil tho llttlo children that ho met. Oh, ho was a vory funny papa! Anil thon Johnnlo did so lovo to call Ho would eat, and cat, and cat, and novcr seemed to bo qn'to satisfied, ex cept onco. Oao ovening at tho supper tablo, funny papasald, "Well, Johnnlo. don't you feel rather hungry?" Of courso Johnnlo was vory hungry everybody would havo been astonish ed If ho wasn't, --and funny papa piled, oh, such a heap of good things on his plato! Mamma remonstrated at this, and said that it would make Johnnlo sick; but tunny papa whispered some thing in her oar, and ended with, "Wo will teach tho child a lesson." Johnnlo heard thlslast, but didn't un derstand, and was too much occupied with his roast chicken and potatoes lo caro what it did mean. Aly! but Johnnlo feasted royally that ovening! Papa replenished his plato many times, and at last at our greedy littlo Johnnlo folt quite satisfied. Fun ny papa told him ho might stay up this ovening till nine Johnnie's bod-time was eight Johnnie was delighted, and .thought ho must bo tho hnppicst boy allvo that ovening. But it was long beforo oven eight o'clock that ho bcoamo very drowsy and tired. Funny papa urged him to stay up longer, and ho'd tell him a won dorful story; but Johnnlo wouldn't and roallv could not if ho would. So mamma lucked him and a rosy-checked applo safe into the littlo trundle-bed. Johnnlo took ono tiny bito of tho applo, and thon fell asleep. Ho dreamed that ho was standing on a wild and desolate sea-shore; tho waves dashed angrily upon the gray rocks noar and now and then tlio wailing cry of tho loon would bo borne to his cars. Just then a great crow camo (lying ovor tho soa towards hiin, with loud "caw! caw'sl" Tho crow sottled on a rook noar Johnnlo, and rollod up her ejes in a way which frightened him very much. This scorned to nmuso her immensely, and sho laughed hoarsely, "Haw! haw! haw!" Ploaso, what do you want?"' asked Johnnlo in trembling tones. "I want you!" croaked Mrs. Crow Black. "What did you eat my cousin for?" Johnnlo looked mystified. "I didn't oat your cousin," ho protested. "Yes, you did I" said Mrs Crow Black, vory impolitely, Johnnlo thought; "hor namo was Miss Chlckio Spring." Jjhnny made no roply. Thero wasn't any use in answering, when sho contra dieted everything ho said, ho thought. ' You greedy, greody boy!" Mrs. Black went on, catching hor broath overy now and then, with a sort of a sob; "not content with what yon had boforo you had to oat my cousin. Good ness knows what 1 and my poor family aro to dol l)o you soo what you'vo done, you cruol wiotch? Now wo'll have to put on mourning again, for our old clothos aro all rusty and wornout; and wo aro so poor so vory poor!" and sho sobbed, and wiped hor stroamlng oyes Willi ono oi nor ciaws. Then sho glared angrily at Johnnlo: "What have you got thero, you littlo greedy?" IIo was holding tho npplo which ho had bitten boloro going to sleep. "Crawl right Into that wcrm-hoio," said Mrs. Blaok Imporntlvoly. "I'm going to carry you homo, nnd perhaps my children will punish you as you do sorvo." Johnulo wondorod how ho was going to cot into tho applo, but Mrs. Black lookod so threatening, that ho didn't daro dijoboy hor. To his surprise Lo could crawl in qulto readily. Gj 'way in," croaked Mrs. Black; "I'm going to carry tho npplo by tho stem, nnd you may fall out If you don't." It was vory dark within tho npplo, but ns soon ns Johnnio's oyes becamo accustomed to tho dnrknoss ho could soo qulto woli. A hugo worm was ly ing right boforo him. To Johnnlo it was a vory tcrrlblo monster, indeed. It stared nt him with dull, plnkish-rcd oyes. "So wo nro travoling companions," it said, in n sort of whoozy whisper. "I heard what Mrs. Crow Black said. Sho's n regular tnrtnr, nnd I wouldn't llko to bo in your shoes, my boy." Juhnnlo dld'nt know what n tnrtnr wnJ, but thought it must bo somothing very tcrrlblo, II Mrs. Black was ono. "You aro n pretty good boy," tho worm wont on, keeping Its head In au idiotic, undulating motion, "but very muoh too fond ol sweot apples -sweot applrs, mind. If you llkod sour npplos, r.ow, I could stand It, nnd would novor complnln; but sweot ones nh, novcr! You havo oaten so mnny of my relatives that I ought to bo angry with you, but I'm not; I don't harbor any Ill-foolings, I'm suro. But you crippled mo for life onco, when I lived in another applo. You bit off six of my logs onco it's a mercy you didn't kill mo outright! and now I can't go to my sister's ball next week;" and tho worm sobbed plaintively. Johnnlo pitiod it for having lost its ilegs, and then himself for having eaten them. J ust then tho applo began to tremble, and tlio worm said, looking frightened, ' I do hopo Mrs. Crow Black will bo careful, and not lot go tho stem; for if sho docs, we'll surely bo drowned." Tho worm was lying in a vory cramp ed position indeed, nnd began to strotch itself. Johnnlo retreated, and tlio worm called out, "hook outlthcro's an npplo seed right behind you!" But tho warning camo too late. Johnnlo tripped over tho seed and bo gan to roll towards tho opening of tho worm-hole. Boforo ho could stop himself, ho was falling down, down to tho billowy, gray sea below, and thon ho awoke! Tho next morning, Johnnlo cut tho applo which ho had taken to bed, Into four pieces. Suro enough, thcro was a worm In it! "Why-oo!" said Johnnie, vory much surprised; "bo you tho worm that I travoled with?" But tho worm said novcr a word. It wriggled so much that Johnnlo couldn't sco it six of its legs woro missing or not. Pel haps it wasn't tho crippled worm, atter all. t don't know whether Johnnie learn cd tho "lesson" funny papa wished him to, or not; but I do know that ho always looks well at sweet apples boforo ho eats them ! Farrngut in .Moullo Bay. li, C. Kinney In Juno Hcrlbner. From "Au August Morning witli Farragut," by E. C. Kinnoy, in the Juno ScniUNEit, which -also contains a description of tho now Farragut statue, with Illustrations: "Happily for tho flcot and for tho country, thoro was n man In command that day equal to the omnrgenoy a man whoso oaglo oyo grasped overy dcatall of tho fight, whllo ho possessod tho skill to direot and tho norvo nnd ability to oxocuto. Thoro was no timo lor doubt or dolay. Had ho hesitated, tho fortuno of tho day must havo been against us. Tho Admiral was standing in tho futtock shrouds, under tho main top, a position aoovo tho smoko, lrom which ho could tako iu tho wholo situation, and could communicate with tho pilot In tho main-top, and with tho lloet-captain nnd cxecutivo officer on tho dock beneath. For several yoars, thoro has boon a disoujslon In tin pa- purs and magazines of the country as to tho Admiral's bolng 'lashed to tho rig ging.' Tho writer has no light to throw on tho subject. Farragut was standing in tho shrouds, ns described, when tho writer went on deck, nnd ho romainod thoro until tho Harljord had passed boyoud tho rango of tho fort; but thoro woro not moro than two or thrco porsons on board who knowany thing about his being fastened in placo. Tlio first heard of it in tho fieot was some thrco or four wooks after tho fight, when tho Now York papers woro ic colved. Various rumor3 havo boon cir culated as to tlio fact, ono of which was that tho Admiral took n ropo's ond with him when ho wont nloft, nnd so cured It so as to provont his falling on deck iu caso ot accident. This is tho story which was curront on ship-board at that tlmo and was gonorally bolioved Slnco tho incident has boon undor dir- cussion in tho papors tho 'roal facte' in tho ctso havo been in ado known nud will stand In history on tho unquestioned authority of Floot-Captaln Drayton and ot Flag-Lieutenant J. Crittondon Wat sou, of tho admiral's staff. This is to tho effiiot that Captain Drayton, seolng tho admiral In tho rigging, and tearing ho might be killod by n fall on dcok in caso ho was wounded, orderod an old quartermaster to tako n ropo's and S3 'euro It arouud him, so' that ho would bo provontod from falling. Tho writer Is disposed to boliovo that tho admiral was so absorbed in watch ing tho light that ho dld'not know at tho moment tho precautions taken for his safety by his floet-captaln, But whatever doubt may nttaohto this par ticular lnoldont of which so muoh has slnco boon mado, whllo so littlo wss thought of It at tho timo thoro is no chance for doubt as to tho admiral's notion. Finding that tho Brooklyn did not start ahoad, ho hurrlodly inquired of pilot Freoman, in tho nnln-top, if thoro is dopth enough for the Hartford to pass to the lift of tho vessels in front. Hecivlng nn afllrmativo roply, ho said. 'I will tako tho load, 'Immediately ordor cd tho ship 'ahoad fast.' On board of n war stcamor tho en gines aro directed by tho tap of n bolt, tho wlros conncotod with which load to tho quarter deck. Ono stroko of tho boll moans 'go ahoad'; two, 'stop'; throo 'back'; nnd four, 'go nhoad ns fast as possible.' Loaning down through tho shrouds to tho ofll :or on dock nt tlio boh pull, tho admiral shouted, 'Four boWa, eight hells, sixtehv iiklu! Givo her all tho stonm you'vo got' Tlio or der was instantly transmitted, and tho old ship soemod imbued with tlio ad miral's spirit, and, running past tho Brooklyn nnd tho monitors, regardless of port, ram, gun-boat, nnd tho unseen foo beneath, dashed nhoad, nil alono, savo for hor gallant consort, Mota- comct. A Cliejcnno Konmnce. A young woman, who Is doscribed na "ono of tho loveliest nnd most nccom plishcd daughters of Choycnno,'' whllo riding through tho streets of that lively city a fow months ago, was thrown vio lently from her horso. A Spanish lad spranglrom tho lamp-postngalnst which ho hint been leaning and endeavored to prevent tho accident, but tho only as sistance that ho could render was to lift tho lady from tho ground aud bear her Into a neighboring house. Then, sigh ing for further sigh', of tho fair ono, t ho youth resumed his duty nt the lamp-post. As for tho young woman, sho susulncd nn annoying injury. It was nothinglcis thau tlio fracture ol one ol hor Iront teeth. The delicato pearl that 11 ished through "lips within whoso nny laby rinth when sho smiled tho soul was lost," was hopolossly crushed. Beauty In dis tress appealed to art; tho young woman went to tho dentist, who promised to search high and low lor a pearl of tho proper slz3 and brilliancy. T!.o search was mado faithfully, but not until tho dentist saw a young S, nniard leaning n gainst a lamp post did he find tho covet ed prize. Tho vouth gladly sold ono of his teotli for $103, offering all his stock In trado at tho same torms. Tho tooth was submitted to proper treatment and tho young bono woman appeared at a ball tho following ovening apparently nono tho worso lor tho accident But, with it womau's curiosity, sho would havo given her head to know whence camo the tooth. Timo passod. Tho Spaniard made a fortunate purchaso of stock with his .$100, and not only began to patron'zo tho tailor,, but Indnlgo In a bank account. Oao ovening last week chanco throw him Into a select little par ty, where tlio fair rider liapponod to bo present, and ho rolatcd his dental ad venture When ho smiled ami pointed to tho van iiit placo in his mouth tho young lady gave n littlo shriek. Her secret was discovered, and now tho Clicyonno and Denver papers annouueo that the Spaniard will got his tooth back at tho altar on tho 2,V.h of this month. Asoldicr received twonty lashos well laid on. 1 iio culprit, instead of bellow ing when tho corporal applied tho lash, laughed Immodoratoly, which made tho officer lay on with greater force. On giving him tho twentieth blow, tho en raged corporal could stand it no longer. "Woli, hero," said ho, "I've dono my duty, and I can whip yo no moro, but I'd just liko to know what it is that's so funny?" "Funnjl" roared tho othor; way, it's too good! You'vo got tho wrong Smithl I ain't tho man that was to bo whipped! It's tho ono in tho othor company! Now you'll havo to do it all over again!'' In describing a new organ a rural musical critic says," Tho swell died away in a dollcious suffocation, llko ono singing a sweet song undor tho bed clothos." When VOU Visitor leurn Nhw Vnrk CM.v. nam Haueaeo'Kinreasaiin and Cirrlairu Hire, anil stop nt Uritml Union lEolel, nearly opposite Orand Central Depot. 85J elegant moms rcuureu to f i anu upwarua per Hay. Klevator. Itestaurnnt supplied with the best. Horse Cars. Htnires and Klt-vated Ritlrnml In all Depots, rOUNG MENiU.'nU'. munili. biiull mini while leurnlnir. Situation furnl.hfd. Valentino pro... .lanc.vlllc.WI.. SIMPLE. 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