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TUSCUMMA, MO., TIIURSIW, MARCH 21, 1881.
VOL. III.-NO. 12.
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i.rrr nntl Spiti- C.mi llui-k.
Ilinlcly carved on ono of the enpport- 1
In); pi.lars of an okl-lashiuued wooden '
atvlt over U10 cntraneu It) No. 17l'' ;
Lombard Mrect aro two mmplu evomct-
rieal ( httraetcrs. a ein le nnd iicnm. the
l.itii;f beln within the foi iucr, which
in the homely but eproUe sirn-hiii-jlMaei;
(i( profei-Hional Irainps indicate
thai it Is a phico the Inv luenibcrs of
this iiouiadit! fraternity siioiild fear as
inin h as they do cIcniiliiHs and honest
t'liip'tiyincni. Just below the cross and
riiij; sins is a lopsided diamond encir
( Ini a very crooked arrow, which to
the initKiU' I proselyies of this roval
order of uuwa-ilted humanity means that
Hoiim kind incmber of the t;iitld has in
Vtv.ll;aled the place, mnl, not being
liletiM'd with Ids rci trptioit, ciirved the
hieroglyphics de.cribi-d, and by them
his fellows aro advised t. iiiovu on."
The wood-yard is ono of the best and
ttuM siiifcssuil of the new charitable.
lii"y meats of the year in this oily, 1 ho
tlilliciiily of .icparasiu men who itsilly
(le.servo help and are anxious to linil
tmiploymcnt from tho liordn of la.y
lraiii s who apply for assistance was,
iiniil lately, a iiroblcin the charitiiblo
j-copUi of Philadelphia were iinablo to
tiolvo. About two mouths a;'" the tnan-a,-ers
of flu charity organizations of
the Seventh, Ki-'hih, Ninth and Tenth
wiirds held a tin-citin'r and resolved to
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open a kindling wood yard, like thoo
in lSosion and frov ideuce, where men
w ho uiiply for helo are sent and lrivcn
Work (in t i 1 they proved whellicr they I
de-erved further assistance, or not. !
lloui No. 17-'-.' and a htre yard in the !
rear were leased, nnd six weeks aL,'o tho
first kindling wood was cut in the place, i
J lie yiiid has been in operation six;
ivouks, and has proved more Mieco-sful i
in every way than the liiost sanguine of
its maimoi's dared hope for when the j
si henin was lirst broached. Not only I
has the yard been self-supporting from I
the lirst week, but the money i
borunu'd to beia 0eralioiis with was 1
paid back some limn ajfo. mid the man
Kcr aro now contcmplatiii"; numerous
iiiiprovcinents. Dr. Jelloris, the Super-,
iiilendetit, has thus far luana-cd this
new departure in churilv with frent
uccens, and as he takes a warm interest
lu woik of ftiis kind the future of the
JYamps' Woodvard," as people in the
neighborhood of Seventeenth nnd Lorn
l ard sircciscall it. is very bright. Dtir
ng the weeks of Its exi-teiico no
Jess than Hixty-ycvcn men who applied
fur hehi were sent to the mnl. (If that
ii'iniui i iKemy-f wo tint not out ill an
nppcaraneo at the wood pile, t weuty-:
two other rcfu-ed logo to work after,
llicy vi.siled the p!a and eight who
t ut begin worii were itisinisMd for ,
JrunUMimoss. ,lhe fad that only fifteen
out of sixty-seven applicants for cm-1
pioymeiit were willin,; to go lo work
when it was gtveu them convinced the
managers that the tramp element was i
ien gieaier umon the Applicants for j
fieip than is generally hiippo.-.od
I'.aidi man is allowed to saw a quarter
of u cord of wood a day, ami for that
amount of work he receives (it'ly cuuU
in cash or. If the laborer wishes it, an
order for food and lodging nt tho Indus
trial homo, on Catherine street, but this
institution Is not eonnected with tho
woodyard in any way. lr. JufWi
' tho manager do not intend lo fur
nish steady work at (ho vard for the
rtieu who nre deut there. The object is
to select the deserving from the nude
solving cases, mid allow the former to
inaktt enough to live until tho managers
lind them iiermaitent nil nations, (iood
xituation have already been found for
iivo of too fifteen men who went to
M'ork enriie.tly, ami ell'orts are now bo
inx matin to plaen tho other leu in rgu
Jar positions. Tho wood, after being
sawed ami split, is packed ill boxes hotd-
in,' ft thirteenth df a cord each, ami on
of those boxes rtttniU nt lliirtv-llirna
renin. (h(r 2.0i)i) if Illicit lmx! h;ivo
lffii nUl iitnl 1..0O 1 moru aro romly to
oiiiily 1I10 ilcmniul. which in incrnasin
laily. 'liio Lufuvciio mnl ('olonna'to
lliiicln roctiv all 'their kirnliiit wnml
from this yni.l, aii-1 a k'xkI trnil anitm
firivatw f:niiiiin in licinrratliialiy built
i:t. W. fl, M:i;iltnn, f,,,, mnnanr of
tin? jnni. kccpM a of nil men sont
tlt'-rc, teenier W illi an iw'cuunt of the
ihtn of cai-h 111:111 a a)t) tt-ttt Iita trailo
or lnHintsN tin; Ico.u'th of timo llm ap-i-lictiit.
iirl,na ,lAw.Ui!! loitt , ..(ui,ioYer.
hi hikhiti ami wlictlmr ho Bppcnrril to
iIchitvo hcli) or not.
Theno liook. dhow that W. II. lirown
worked fourteen enr) for oiu raiirond
C'lmj.iuiv, (.'nt tiivd, quit, iilieil a rear;
C'Mlelllilillir lo ri-llltlll WofiS, isited tllO
WuoiJ pile, when ho clKintrcd his niiml
niiil H S'ilveil it'll to ih anylhiti until
he f . 1 1 i a p'xit inn where lahor will ho
li:ht .and tliii ifmiinetiniiiii liuiiilsomo.
John J :t v wotkcl thirty ye.ir.i for ono
idmii nnd then a spirit of idlentMH ramu
o- er him ami for two or three years he
linn tl'iite ulmo.-t imtiiiii. lie drinks
ami ili.eiti't l.kn lo iju-h a saw through
pine wood even if' he dues make an
Ih ihsi. living liy it. It took Lewis
Nevin iwenly-iiiie years to find out that
he didn't like his employer and that his
wa'i-s us a shoemaker would not allow
Ion) to live liku a Itoth.n hihl. After
I ld;nij sonic months he viewed tho wood
I ricks cMimincd the saw liuck, borrow
i t d a chew of tobacco and has been imhh
1 two weeks in i-eareh of a bacon rind to
'ii with. James Moonev,
litu'v working for pevciiteen yt'ars for a
( ""''n contractor, discovered that
J -" itnj is a poor tr.-ule. Jin prn
ferrud the free and indepcndi'lit liiu of
a vagrant; lint, li ter summering In thu
ltei ks t 'ouuty Jail, beinjr pertorated bv
bird-shot in ix Jersey hen-roost, and
spending thirty days 'in the House, of
(-'orrection, ho wont down mid
had talk with Mr. Matlton about
tho I'lujiian happiness a wood-sawyer
enjoys, lie priiiiiised to bcfjin work in
tho yard ns coon as he "K't reteil."
Tho scales fell from Thomas J. Jones'
eves alter In: painted houses and sij;ns
clcn en ear in l'aterson. New Jer-iey.
lie tramped four years ami turned up
nl the wood-vard ono day last wceii
mnliitioos to work like n utenm saw
mill. He slashed through two small
stick! and then made, hit) eseapo by
c'.aniheiing over a buck fence. A few
mornings ao one fellow bejred Mr.
Miiiitnn to allow him to earn lifly ecnU
In order that hi) niijjht have "money
cnoueli to o on n tishin tApeditiou,
In pres-iin' h'a case ha said: I don't
earn to work more th in i day, but I
must, do thai, for I met the fellows last
flight, who told nin trout were luting
like fury up the country, and I wouldn't
miss a j;ood day's fishing for all the
work in the world." His reouost was
, I .-. i . ,
and alter tveeivinu' the money
n'"' ''"V" l)'ks and a line, and
spending the remainder for provender,
lie started to walk to Hethlchem, near
where, to use his own lanua-ro, he
"knows the boss trout pond of the
Slate.'' These cases aro fair samples
of about seventy-live per cent, of those
wlio apply, but woid saA'in is not easy
work, and the tramp and loafers soon
leave. I'kiluit ii.h'n linns.
I'lii-xiiluliii hie Fai ls.
AllVirs tlo go oddly In this world
The other day there was a railroad dis
aster in New Jersey, whereby several
persons were badly hurt, but only one,
tw it turned out, finally. He was a
voun;: man of sinc;ti;arly industrious
lialiiLs nnd of a nenl uusellish charac
ter, l poii his labors an aired father
tt, mother and two sislers w holly de
pcinieti tor tiu'ir support. Jt was tho
ambition of this voting man to give to
his mother a deed of the house Which
the family occupied. To this end lie
had foregone marriage, and toiled early
ami late; he personally attended to the
Manliest housekeeping details, manag-
imr th,.m nil w Di tint mo-t i.niim.i ikii.
oi oiiomv. '1 ho family itself Ii ul seen
better l.ns. and he was tho last prop
left. His manly and sclf-sacriliein r
8pii'it had gradually Impressed lteil
upon the comnumit in which he lived,
s that ho was respect fully and kindly
regarded on every hand. He had been
jn one place of service ami trust for
eight cars, and only lite and timo
germed to be needed to cuablo bun
linally to secure the end toward which
all his energies were bent. Well, out
of oic.ht car-loads of pa-sengers bo was
theoniv one kilted. Sitting in the seal
with him at the timo of the crash whs
a mill who has said since that ho
thought that he was roivdy to die and
that no one would have s tillered by bis
death, or. according to his own per
haps Koe salvo modesty, missed him.
This man was not even eralched, while
his fellow-oecupinl of tho same seat,
about whose I if j to many interest were
linked, was so hurt about the head that
even his remarkable nut oral strength
gave no hope from tho first that ho
could survive. Things do go strangely
in thU wor!d.--A'. T. 'W.
Miss Clara Louise Kellogg has mado
a contract to sing twenty nights in i'aris,
and receive frltf.),
Twlsllnir a Cair T.iijj
Thero is nothing that douiu.is states
manship of a high order a. nsMi a tho
driving of a cow with a yoii ; calf to
any particular phw-t). Twoj jiive.ston
colored men undertook a i tif this
ebnracler yesterday, and nll'h they
gavo tho matter their carelaj .tuition,
tho result, was very fur from . 'isfacto
ry to anybody except the t., which
seemed to enjoy it very ni t. -Hm
and It. II were lo get a dollar, ,."ake tho
cow and calf and put them 1 jhe yard
of the owner. Mr. Thomas (V in, ji-ho
' llvns t-rt7f-Wifh .nlot'C, ww."y,
entte. After trying In vain to get Ilia
cow to understand in what direction
they preferred she should jro, Sam and
Itili culled a cabinet meeting, at which
the following campaign plan was agreed
upon: Sam was lo take up the calf in
his anus and go ahead, whilo ltill was
to hold the eow back by the ripe which
was fastened to her horns.
Kf she goes too fasf'sald Bill, "I'll
jest hold her back."
"And ef she don't fuller fast enough
I'll jest twiit do calf's tail, and den who
will come right along," said Sam.
Sam took up the calf and went
ahead, while Hill, in order to got a real
good hold, tied tho rope around his
wrist. Tho procession proceeded slow
ly in thq desired direction, and would
have reached its destination in safotv
had not Satan tempted Mill to get off
a joke on Sam, so he called out:
'Sam, jess twist do citf's tail.''
Sam did so, and the calf bleated as if
it was opposed to an eneoro to tho per
formance. 'Ihitoldcow began to trot. So did
Sam, holding on to the calf as if ho had
stolen it. Then tho fun began, for
every once in a while tho cow would
polish her horns on thoceilings of Sam's
pants. I'.ill eouitl not get his hands out
of the rope. anil, as he had short legs,
he had hard work keeping up with the
procession, or rather in not letting go.
lie nil so fast that the kinks of his
wool straightened out. Finally lie
" Nam, out wist dat car tail."
Sam's legs moved so rapidly thatthey
looked like t!to spokes ol a huggy, but
he enlied back:
"Hill, don't let go dat rope, dc cow's
again! ii on me."
"Drop do caf," called poor Pill,
whoso arm was coming nut el its sock
et. "Drap do caf, for I can't keep up
wid de cow. (!o flow, niggah, or I'll
turn tie cow loose on you," which, how
ever w as more than bo wus nblo lo do.
bill mado tho next lift v jards on his
back, bo still most unwillingly retaining
his hold on the ropo. Fortunately, the
cow overtook Sam, and in return lor his
kimiuess in picking up the calf, sho
nicked him up on her horns and threw
lihii over into Mr. t'arlylo's yard, hill,
who was rat her tirod of chasing tho cow,
thought, ho would climb over and seo
what Sam was doing. The eow ap
peared to understand liis wishes in that
direction, so sho started on a run to
help him out. or rathor over. Sho was
a little late, but ho went about ten feet
further into tho licld than he would havo
done without her assistance. Thero
was neither of them so badly hurt as
they were when old Carlylo eauio and
told them thiit the contract was that
they idjuuld put the cow in the yard.
Instead of that, tho (tow had put them
in the j ai d, so tho dollar belonged to
himself as tho owner of the cow.
It is thought a lawsuit will grow out
of the matter. (lulvcston Sews.
X Hriioiii Drill by Lowell ('Iris.
Tho attractive programmo presented
by the ladies of the First I'niversalist
Church hist evening drew together a
large audience. Tea was served from
six to (even, after which an hour was
spent in sociability. The attraction of
tho evening was "the broom drill."
The sipiad consisted of twelve young
ladies armed with brooms and uni
formed appropriately, rod, while and
blue alternating In tho ranks, tinder tho
command of Captain Cora V. llarnard,
with Mbs May Dunlap as drummer.
The. brooms were all decorated with
red, white and blue ribbons, and as tho
ladies inarched with gav colors flying,
keeping perfect lime with the tap of tho
drum, they presented (piitn a warlike
appearance and fuirly took tho house by
storm. After the usual military tactics
by iho word of command, an exhibition
of the silent drill showed a prohcioncy
which was truly surprising. At the
close of tho drill the brooms woro sold
by auction, bringing from 60 cents to
1..'j0. Lowdl mus ) Courier.
The greatest depth from which a
sea tlsh, iindoiibtudly an inhabitant of
tho bottom, has been obtained is about
tin oo miles. The deep sea fishes sro of
slmplo color and have very lure eyes,
or none at all. Owing to tho enormous
changes of pressure their bones and
muscles are deeply dovelopeiL
Even Asia has not escaped an ex
ceptionally severe winter. In Japan
there havo beeu snow-storms tho fiko
of whk-h aro not remembered to have
occurred in forty years. The snow is
ten lent deep in the Holds and lifteoo
feet on the lulls.
rKKSONAL AND 1.11 KIt.iltV.
Mr. William" V. Howell ha re
signed the editorship of tho Atlantic
A conference of English authors
and publishers Is to bo held to consider
t he American proposals for internation
Lioetonant Sohwatka is writing a
book about his Arctic experiences. He
is a guest of (Jeneral Haiieock at Gov
--Captain L. F. Timmerninn, who
sails between Now York and Havana,
ti poou a sailor. for thirtv-tbreo years.
yet no never was out, in a storm. -
Thomas Carlylo left in tho handsof
Froudo a mass of letters from Cottho,
Mill, Emerson. Dickens nnd others, to
gether with reminiscences of his par
ents, and material for a memoir of his
Secretary Sherman's new house Is
described as very beautiful, but by no
means ostentatious. It is well arranged
and hand-omoly finished. It fronts
upon Franklin Square, one of the most
beautiful parks iu Wasiiington.
Tho lirst Greek Testament printed
on this continent was published by a
noted old printer, Thomas, of Worces
ter, Mass., in 1K. The Worcester
City Library ha a copy of it, and by an
interesting coincidence il once belonged
to Emerson and has in it his autograph.
Edward Strauss, the composer nnd
leader of dance music, will visit this
country iu June. Ho has made ar
rangements to lead concerts during tho
summer months. Ho is the leader of
tho Court balls in Vienna, snd is said
to be a far more spirited leader than
Johan Strauss, who was hero a few
A number of valuable letters, writ
ten by Georgo Eliot nt the age of twen
ty, have just been brought to light in
Shellield. They aro in the possession
of a grandson of "Dinah Hede," now
resident in that town, and were written
to Mrs. Elizabeth Evans and Mr. Samuel
Evans, aunt and uncle of the novelist,
and the "Dinah Morris" and "Seth
Hedn" of her novel. " Adam liede."
They nro pervaded by deep religious
sentiment, nnd betray' a keen anxiety
about her spiritual condition.
Who Ho Was.
Ono of tho bookkeepers for a Detroit
lumber lirm was recently sent to the
north woods to transact some business
for his employers, lie is a man of pood
mind and strong limb, and lias hung
about gymnasiums long enough to work
up his muscle mid understand how to
strike from the shoulder. Ho reached
a camp belonging to another lirm just
at noon ono day, and all but ono of tho
loggers gavo him a hearty welcome.
This one man seemed out of sorts and
bent on mischief. After throwing out
repeated slursnnd insults he boldly said:
"Stranger, I've been aching for a
whole week past to put some one in my
This was turned off in a pleasant man
ner, but the logger persisted:
" I've got a great hankering to play
pitch and toss with you. and if you don' t
run before 1 finish my dinner I'm going to
hoaveyouover thoijianty a few times."
The Detroiter didn't run worth a
cent. When he saw that a fuss was in
evitable ho removed his watch and pin,
shed his overcoat nnd was in tirst-rato
trim when tho logger got ready to heave
away. As tlio bully came forward ho
was neatly knocked down. Ho got up
with a grin and went down again. Tho
third time he pot up he sat down on a
log to collect his Ideas, nnd when they
had returned to him ho carefully ap
proached tho Detroiter anil said:
"Mobbo you aro a rresitlin' Elder?"
" Regular preacher?"
" Circuit rider?"
" No; 1 am a bookkeeper In the em
ploy of Lath & Shingle, of Detroit."
" I'ut il thar!" said the man, as lie
held out his hsnd. "I'm all blult' nnd
no tight, but I took you for some sort of
a preacher, and 1 thought 1 might wollop
you and stand solid with tho boys, t'ay,
will you do mo a favor?"
"All right. I'm going to tell the
boys that you aro Tom Sayers, and
don't you deny It! Carrying two black
eyes around this camp for the next fort
night will be grief enough for me to
stagger under, let alono anyone know
ing that I got 'em from a man wearing
a biled shirt and a clean collar." De
troit free iVess.
The Common Council of Haltimore
has passed an ordinance, which has
been approved by the Mayor, providing
for the relief from taxation of all mo
chitnieul tools and implements, whether
worked by hand, or steam, or other mo
tive power, and of any machinery, man
ufacturing apparatus, or engines owned
nnd actually employed by any individu
al, lirm or corporation engaged, or like
ly to be engaged, iu the bsmossof man
ufacturing iu the city.
HOME, FAUH AND GARDEN.
To make paint dry rapidly nse a
large amount of Japan vsrnish In mi xing.
-Il'.coiiing Wart. Touch over tho
blending surlttco of wnrt with diluted
nitrio neid. Apply with a feather or
camel's hair brush once erery othor
dav or once daily if found necessary.
If yon begin pruning fruit and orna
mental troos and shrubbery while young,
and fellow it up ea:h yoar, you can
form Just such a top as you want. If
your tree needs spreading out, cut tho
young shoots off just eliovo a bud on
l; u iM'-ja ir th". shoot, and if von
want to tra'a'fipiv'arit, leave" a bud on
tho upper side of tho limb whoro you
cut it o!T. Fanner's Advocate.
Vinegar Candy Three cups white,
sugar: one and one-half cups cler.r vin
egar; stir Iho sugar into tho vinegar
until thoroughly dissolved; heat to a
gentle boil, and stew uncovered until it
ropes from the tip of tho spoon. Turn
out upon broad dishes, woll buttered,
and cool, nnd, ns soon as it can bo
handled, pull. It can bo pulled beauti
fully white nnd porous.
Velvet l'udding. Heat the whites
and yelks of six eggs separately. Sift
one-half pound of wheal Hour, make a
smooth batter, stir in tho yelks and a
little salt, then the remainder of the
quart of milk, and tho white beaten to
a still' froth. Itako half an hour in a
buttered pan. Serve with a sauce, col
ored with a littlo cochineal. 1 know of
no pudding more delicate and appropri
ate after a heavy dinner.
Ono of the most satisfactory ways
to cook beets is to bake them; when
boiled, even if their jackets aro left ou,
a great deal of the best part of tho boot
is dissolved and so lost; it will, of
course, tako a little longer to bake than
to boil them, but this is nw objection;
allow from lifteen to twonty' minutes
more for baking; slice them and heat,
them as you would if they were boiled.
One nice way to serve them is to chop
thorn tine. After they are cooked, sea
son with pepper, salt and butter.
Hor.e eo'.iph more at this season
on account, of (lusty hay than from any
other cause. The remedy is very sim
ple. Cut the fodder nnd wet it anil
mix the meat with it. The cost of the
cult ing-mnchiiiu and tho labor is well
repaiil by the saving in fodder and
grain. If with tho cough the horse has
a staring coat and a tight skin, ho is
suffering from indigestion or from cold,
or both, and should have a pint of linseed-oil,
and feed cut and wetted with
warm water for a few days.
In reply to one who desires a recipe
for making grafting wax that will not
melt in summer nor crack iu winter, wo
would say that three parts resin, three
parts beeswax, and two part tallow,
will make an excellent grafting wax.
A cheaper wax, that has given us good
satisfaction, is made by molting to
gether four parts good, clear resin, two
part beeswax and ono part tallow.
When the ingredients aro all melted and
mixed, pour into a pail of cold water
when tho wax will harden sufficiently
to bo worked nnd pulled, as in working
molasses candy. If used in cool weath
er, it will bo necessary to koep it in
warm water, and in hot wuather, cold
water will bo needed. For nursery
grafting, this wax is sometimes melted
ami spread ou narrow strips of cloth
which aro wound around tho graft.
New L'nglani Farmer.
luiotliitf a 11 ranch.
The followinjr is said to bo a Chinese
method of rooting a limb or branch too
high from tho ground for tho ordiuary
plan of layering:
Strip a ring of bark ono inch wide
from the branch or clou to bo rootod.
surround tho ring with a ball of rich
earth, over which suspend a vessel of
water. Let tho vessel bo so pierced
that tho water will escape drop by drop
and fall upon tho ball of earth; keep
the vessel supplied with water until the
lira itch has rooted, which will bo in the
autumn, if the work was done in the
spring. Then cut tho new plant from
the old branch just below the ball nnd
transplant. Jn this menner the Chi
nese root bearing branches and have
diminutive fruit-bearing trees in boxes.
To make this work more certain of
pood results, bear In mlud that the ball
of oarth must not be kept wet, but only
moist, ami asinglo drop of water every
minute would keep moist a ball of
earth as largo as a man's head, even In
dry weather. The puncture in the vos
Bef, therefore, roust bo very small, only
a leak. The ball of earth should bo
proportioned to the size of tho branch
to be rooted; but no ball, we should
say, smaller than four ot six Inches Iu
diameter. 'Iho bull may bo R'.sdu by
resting the branch upon a flat board on
tho end of a polo cut the proper length
to reach up lo the place; then with the
earth on tho board, pack it in a moist
state around the mound, and sew
around it a piece of coaivo cloth or
bagging, or It may bo padded with
moss and wrapped with twine. If too
high for ground work, the operator
will be mounted upon a movable plat
form or table. '