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WINNS.BORO a S. U.CEMBER 7..18.ETBIHD14
NIGULT ON THE FAICM.
'is dewfall on the lonely farm,
The flocks are gathered in the fold,
Tho dusky air Is sort as balm, 0
.The daisies hide their hearts of gold.
Slow, drowsy, swinging bells are heard .
In pastures dewy, dark aud dim,
And in the dooryard trees a bird
Trills sleepily his evening hymn,
The dark blue deeps are full of stars;
One Lone lamp In the hillside gloom,
A mile away, as reti as Mars;
The night is sweet with faint perfumne.
At bedtime In the quiet house,
Up through the wide, old1 rooms I go
wiltbout a lamp ; and not a mogne
. ,tirring. L oudly, to anm 0,
''he old clok ticks; and east rly
'Tho ancient winilows open 1i1:h1:
Here the sun's kiss will waken me,
Wit bird songs welling up the sky.
.iNT TA 131 A.
But we must have new dresses for
New Year's Day I" said Audrey Volve
ton; as she sat on the hearthrug i l
in front of the fire, her shapely arms
folded behind her head, hor eyea fixed
meditatively on the gleam of the shin- it
"Of course we must," said Muriel, 10
glancing sleepily up from the pages of ti
the book she wtu reading.
Mrs. Velveton, a tall hendsome nia
tron, who was afranging Japanoso fans d
on the wall, looked perturbed as the
words reanhed her oars.
"Girls," sitd she, "don't talk non
"Where are we to get the moley for
new dresses, T'd liko to know ?
"Besides, there are the lemon-clor
ed silks that you oily vwore twice."
"Lemon is hideous anywhere except
ita ball," said Muriel critically.
l'heni there arc your white y.rox r(
gre ins," sitd Mrs. Velveton. I
"I don't dare to think what the dross- 11
mflaeir's b l, will e for those two dires
"Mamnnt , if you waIt 1s to go into fi
a conivent., say so," mildly yawiied r(
Audrey, a 4.l, ilondo deauty. with T
tliiluy yellow hair, liquid blue eyes, and t,
a compliexion trtfUlly heightened by h
But (li't humiliate us by expecting al
Us1 to wetr, turnetds over drisos ol Now s(
YCear's Dty, when ill the world comes y'
ont in its 1e!t atud brigLtest garb."
"m'll, enro I don t1 know what to do,"
said Mrs. VelIveiqln, Iursting ilo teats.
" Wliy, vrder two pale blire damoasce,
said Muriel serenely; ''and let Madamo
Elisette iako theli, and supply the ti
"Then you will be sure to have i~l
everything commic lfe-nft," t1
"But two hundred and fifty dollars fe
would not cover the bill !" cried Mrs. w
"People who move in society must P
koop up with the timtes," said Audrey.
"Do you think I have a gold mino at h
imly comnand?" shrieked Mrs. Velvo
tol, driven iearly to desperation by the ti
placid insistenuc'e of her two dolt-like
"Write to aunt Tabby," stggestmd
Muriel, coI placently viewing the tip of h1
her satin-slippered foot as it hllutiedL it- ft
self in the fleecy pile of the whito An
gora rug. q
"'I've wvritteon untihl T anm ashtamed,"
said Mis. Velveton hysterically. 0
"Ina the last letter I told heor that I "'
had opened a boarding-house, and shet d
sent me fifty to bny furnitureC for the v:
*,"And how can I have the f'ace to ap
ply to her again?-' y
"Make tip como lplautsiblc I Ow story,"
'"What's the use of having an old
aunt made of money if you can't squeeze
a little out of hoer now and then ? t i
"Tell her there's somebody (dead and I'
there's got to be a funeral."
"That's nonsense, said Mrs. Velve- te
"Aut Tabby isn't the fool you take l&
her for I"
"Well, by hook or by crook new
dresses we mutst have," announced Au- al
"'And Soprini must set the table; he
does get up the things no stylishly!" fi
"Couldn't we mnanagoC ghte refresht. 0
monts ourselves?" said Mrs. Volvoton
wishfully. ''Soprini is so dreadfully ex- Ii
tratvagant in his chatrges.
"Anid when I was ai girl, we nered to a
make the chicken salads, and pickled
oysters ourselves, and---." l
"Oht, when you were a girl l'' repeat- ti
edl Muriel, witht calm ind(oletnco.
"'.That was iln the dark ages of the a
"'iluly yout can't expect uts to go 5
back into those times?"
Mrs, Ve'lveton sighed1.
Shoe lhad lived a life of' shtow, excite- at
mont and htollow display.
Hhe had brought upi her two hand
somne dauughters to care only for society ki
*-to aimt only for the goal of rich htus- \
liut hero they were in their third sea
son, andl the Misses VTelvctonl were thme
Misses Velvoton still. t.
Mrs. Volvoton had far onuti her a
slender income; she was hopelessly in
debt, 01nd haunted constantly by the e
horrible visions of (dun1s, bills itnd. ti
sheriff's sales; and now Andrey andi
Muriel declared that they must have la
new arejses for the coming "New
Year's D .
-* "Yen must o wth the lmmn-clore i
Wes, or the white yros graimy,"
"As foz anything now, it's entire ly
tit of the question,"
"Then," said AuIrey, "wo'l! close
to houe and direct 8uiMIA to say
tat we are not at homo.
"I don't appear at. ill if I can't ap
car like a lady I"
Mrs. Velveton looked dismiutyed.
New Year's Day was notoriously a
Great Exhibition" day so far as the
entlomen wore concerned,
There was always a possibility that
[uriel and Audrey might make an im
ression upon some "gilded youth" on
ow Year's Day, whicht might happily
rminato in matrimotny. )
Becludiug thomrelves would be social
licido, and Ma. Volveton was just
pening her mouth to renonastrate,
ion Suiff'on, the tall i servant-man
hom they kept becauso he was "rso
toch more gentoel than at matid,
rought in a Jetter.
"It's from aunt Tabby," cried Mrs.
elveton, and a. made hasto to open
Out fell a celack tor fivo hundred dol.
,ra, made payable to the order of Vene
a Velvoton, and signied "Tabitha
Audrey picked it up with a siriok of
Alight and surprise,
"The old darling I" she cried, ''It's a
resent for us, of courso-a New Yoar's
"Nothita of the sort I" said Mrs. Vel
Ai, with a gradiually Olongatirg visa
"isten to What sh1e says. girls."
My DRu Nunnei Vnywrom.
"This is to inform you that I have
eeived tiditgs that my gaid-niece
yd your cousin, Mabel Wilton, has
'et left. aii orphian at No. -Morton
Lrtet, Williamsburg, and that site is in
0eat want. I enclose a check for fivo
a1ndred dollars in order that you may
ad her out and purchase for her a
specttble oulit ald a sewngmatchino.
ho residue of the momney, after the
>ove investmenits have been mado, is
pay her expenses at your boarding
>uso for suielh a tima as it maty sailice.
ray let me know when the mono is
I spont. By this planI1, Y flitLer my
If that I cat hel serviceablo to both
m anid her. So to in(ord at present
"Craiberry Cottago, December 18-"
"Flinty-hearted old miserl" Audrey
"Our boardimg-house, indeed I" said
uiriel, looking satirically around at
.0 elegant drawing-room, where Snif
n was just lighting the chandelier's
"Mable Wiltonil" thoughtfully re
mted Mrs. Volveton.
'I don't know or care anythoig about
9A factory girl, I supposo- -or sonio
Ling Of that sort!
"I will tell you what, girls, I have
"I have a good mind to take this live
anired dollars. and buy your dresses
ar New Year's,
"It really seems to have como to uts
a And then, when Now Year's Day is
vol., .L coan go to Williamiisburg, or
hzerover it is, and( take your cousinI afow
allairs, tad give hu r a lit tle good aid
ee, anid pearha~ps hire a sowing-machlino
ar hier for a monaath or two.
"'The notion of b~rinlging ha'r here,
IL sce, is siimply preposterouts."
"0Ot coutrse," said Audrey.
"'To hao suro," chimed in utriel.
Thec new dresses were puirchoazed, anad
atdaaou Ilisottbe herself "caomnposed
tem"l' 1 t the satisfaction1 of evean the
Anad Hopriti received carte blanohse
> si I the table, and Vauadoir 1had the
>wer ordoer, and Mrs. Volvoton con1
ratulated herself that nothinag was
.Newv Year's day came, cold and clear,
id glitteriog, witht sparkling sno0w be
>w, and a heaivon of glorious bluo1 above.
Ting-a-ling wont the 1)011 before Saif
mn hadi buttoned on his now liv'ery
"'Our first call," said Audrey, giving
er paale-h~luo train a shake-out.
"WhVlat anftediluvian can it be, to come
Sthis time ?"
"aI'mi sure I can't imaginie," saidi
furie, posing hor face Into the regu
on delighated smile.
And in walked a little old woman, in
snuff-colored( tait1 anad round1( specta
en, followed biy a tall, pale0 girl, in
"Aut Tablitha," cied Mrs. Vulveton,
hlo. In a decol/cet ress of black satin
Lid a rul'y necklacu, htad jusat swept in
> the roaom.
"Yes," saud the old womantu, looking
eenaly around lhen, ''yes, you ar'e right,
'enetia--aunt Tabi tha and1( Mabel WVilI
-'Urow cone I hee?
"'Why, Mabel, in 11er 1ontlinens anid
:oublle catme out, to Crauberry Faarn
nid alpealed to me. .
"To my amrazment, she lad novca
vCon heard of her co~usins, the Volve.
'"'The check was dluly cashed, as my~
antker notified me.
"'[ut I said to my self 'Poor Venzettal'
"'Boarding-houlse keeping is a grind
"I'll go down myself and. ioe what
the trouble is.
"Upon my word, you live in royal
style here-with a man-servant and
Turkey carpets, and dresses that I should
say cost a hundred dollars apiee I
"How many boarders do you keep?
"And what do they pay you a week?"
Mrs Velvoton burst into tears.
"%I see," said the ola darme crisply.
"No, Vnetia, don't begin to make
"You have told ,me lies enough al
"1. don't want to be deceived any
more by you.
"You have deliberotoly robbed the
orphan and the fatherless to add( to
your vulgar ostentation.
"You are such a fine lady." with )a
low curtsey, "that you are no longer in
need of Sour old aunt's hard-earned
"I shall adoptMabol Wilton in your
stead, young ladies.
"And I wish you a Happy New Year,
and many of them, for you will never
see me again 1"
And so the old lady went away, with
Mabel Wilton in her train.
Muriel and Andrey su iled and sim
pered through that weary day; and the
next day the doors of the Velveton
mansion wore closed.
The family had left town.
Loft their debts-left their creditors
leit all the hollow, false, unreal castle
of social position which they had rearod
so patiently around them all these
struggling, ambitious, unprincipled
With aunt Tabhy's financial supplies
entirely witndrawn, they knew too well
that further struggle was unavailing.
And Malbel Wilton became the old t
lady's heiress aftor all.
Selection of a Fa1*rm1.
The size of a farm s11oul I be suited I
to the capacity of the pockotbook. a
Many jyoung farmers make the mis- o
take of buying a larg e farm with little Ii
money to pay for it. T here is nothing a
that so binds a mnan as a heavy mort- t1
gago. It enuts Wne very heart of the far- o
Imor, and hangs like a leaden weightup- 'I
on every aspiration of his wife and chil- a'
drou. It is bettor to buy a small farm e
and have onough capital to work it well. h<
As the surplus incrmasos it may bo in- t<
vested in more acros, or in a better oul- a
ture of those that have already proved '
prolitable. There is a size below which 6
many of the economies of the farm can- I
not be practibed to the best advantage, a
and on the other hand there is danger 11
of going beyoud the acreage whjre thel
most proitable farming may be carried s
on. It requires considerable executive
ability to manage a large 'farm, and a
thereforo many men are excluded 1
from such by a l'ck which they may
not wholly appeciate until the trial has
been made and the failure recorded.
Farming is not like the taking of a citadel
and cannot be done successfully with
a rush and a noise. It is a thought
ful and steady working out from tll
laid plans--a conlquest for crops, and
the head must be clear that wins wvhere ~
the seat of a campaign for a lifetime
covers townuships or oven~ squal1ri miles.
The soil is the founidationi of fairnnlug, ~
and it should be iteed to the kinds ofr
crops that in the nwiture and capacities
of the sand and clay shoul be under- i
stod, and a favorable mixture of the
t wo obtained if there is an opportunity a
for choosing. A rich soil, with proprL
maniagemnent, moans good crops at once, c
but it may tOe as profitable to investmutch e
loss in an equal area of over-cropped r
land, and brinig it up) to a high state o~f
czultivation by groan manuiring andi
other methods of restoration. Th'le farm
house is to be the home of the family, 1
and thierfere the locality for the farm i
should be healthful. The richest landi
for the price may b)0 on the bordor of a
malaria-breeding swamp, but the pro
fits of the investnment may be more<
than balanced by the (ototr's bills
and losn of time, not to mention the
discomforts of fevers in the household.
if is important that there be an abun
dant wa.ter supply on all farms, both
or tile family anid the livestock. There I
are social considerations that no farmer 1
should overlook in making a choice oft
a farm, Hie livoes not to himself alone;
the ehildroin need the privileges of good
schools, etc.; ill short, tihe communityi
shlould be0 one in which sympathy, I
goodness and inlteiligenee prevail. WVithm I
a good farm of proper size, healthfully 1
located, abundantly suiliplied with wva
tor, good necigbois, and1( a handy mar
kot, a man is so well situated that he
ought to make himself anid those around
1him1 happy. Choose wvell, and hohd on
to the choice0.
Ca~vTarrrrzm>n OnNAMENTs.--Select a
crooked twig of wvhito or bhack thlorn;
wind somo loose wvool or cotton aronld
tile branches, amnd tie it on with worsted.
Suspend this in a basmn or stoop jar.
Dissolve two pounds of alum in a quart
of bodling hot water, an~d pour it over
the twig. Allow it to stand twvelve
hours. Wire basket may be covered in
the same wvay.
BrAcHraADs may be remover by
washiig the face at night with hot wvn
ter, then drying briskly with a crasha
towel and app~lying a mixture of one
01unce of liquor of potossa and two 011n
ce nof colone.
Phenomenal memory is ' owned
by Milton Peters, or Blao ete, who
was employed at Pate's ke house, bnt
.a now keeping door at Dook !ickland's
poker room at Eleventh an1d Olive
itreets St. Louis. In the fume of
cono ats played in St. Lous and ti east
Irn cities, 192 cards numbered rom 1
,o 192 are required. On each o0 these
tre fifteen numbers arraigod it, three
!ows and combinations of tho nutilbors
>otween 1 and 90. No two eards of the
192 or no two rows of e 576 rows are
dike. Pete had so trai ied his memory
hat he knew each of lese cards. If
tsked what combinati s, were on card
17 he could without a oment's hosita
ion, give the three d binations and
he numbers in the !regular order.
3efoio the invention the check board,
which contains the iuniature of each
tono card, Pete's metuoi3' was of inval
table service. '.te game is decided by
he first who coversi any row of cards,
he man at the run callink out the num
)ers of each ball as it rolls out, and the
>layers covering the snie if it appears
mi the card. A few years ago a plan
vas gotten up by a shalp gambler to
'wolf" the game. Ho carried with him
number of thin pieces of paper with
rarious numbers onl one side and muci
age on the other. They were exactly
lie size (if the little figure square on
lie keno a rd. When he covered four
kumbers he listened for the next, and,
electing a paper with the next ball's
aimber he passed it over the carm, and
aked in the '-pot." He was $1,200
,head of the game by this stealing op.
iration, when lie withdrew for a moment
nd turned his card over to a friend.
~ust then Pete turned his attention to
lie game, as the man yelled "Kenol"
s Was usual, lie called the number of
is card and the combination which he
iad covered. He called out four numn.
ers, but as le called the flith Pete laid
Uands on the pot announcing, "There's
mistake, sah; I know there ain't no
ard with forty and those other four
umbters in a line." On examination,
t PetO's suggestion, the fraud whichi
Lie couple of blacklegs were practicing
ii the other players was discovered.
'he rest of Poto's education has been
lianefully noglected. Ho oxporiences
Dnsiderablo dilliculty in outlning a
)w hieroglyphics which aro , supposed
be a script-Lnk.3 name. Nfhlie,n asked
bout his phenomonal mem'1 ry lie said:
Well, I swear I don't l4iow how T
Ime by such a good, recolloetion, bit
ve got it. I never forget a number,
nd I can tell you the number of some
ouses I went to years and years ago."
'"ain you recollect everything you
"Oh, no! for some things 1 ai'tworth
cent, but some other things I don't
ave no difficulty in recollecting."
"How did you come to learn the keno
"Oh, that was my work. When no
aio was going on I used to take the
ards an. look over many of them. In
bat way I got to know them all, and
ow i'm pretty well .fixod on these
bings, anid nobody cani fool me on a set
f keno cards after I look over them a
Johna and Charles Barker, two b- oth
r9, whot dealit ini a Sixth street faro
aumk, could keep) track of the fifty two
'aids ini the box, aind, withiout connulit.
ag a card or anythinag elne, could tan
ouuce just what cards were in the box,
fter a certain number wvee dealt. In
lio deal, when it camne to the privilege
f ''call the turn,'' neither of the broth
rs, who were equally endowed in this
espect, ever troubled those keepiug
rack of~ thie gaimo, but announced the
ammber anid denomination of the cards
oft im the boex, In playing against the
ibank they displayed the same con fidence
a their memories, and lauighoe~ at the
lea of keeping cout of the cards. A
ocoal celebrity knowf)y the sonbriquet
i Overcoat Johnny, bestowed upon him
ni account of his f dness for appro
ariating great coate his own use, has
much botter repu ti en as a casino
>layer thaan as a eitiz 1. He can safely
~ivo his opp~onent one-hmalf of the game
sefore the first card is dlealt and then
>eat him with cuaso. From frequent
))ayinlg lie ha soit.tainied his memory
hat in a rapidly pif'ed game lie can
aeutrally kcep accouit of every card
>layed with the descri~ tion of the trick
aken by it, and at la~ t cards inyatria
>ly anmnocs the card in thme hands of
aia oppooia. If givem an opportunity
1o cilan 5stok a deck arid call off' every
tard in its oirder, dea~ug with the backs
The0 remnarkablo mom4'y of .: gambler
mown) a' the New Yoiu Jew, w's so
aui'irkms that it was w~th difficulty ho
sould( persuade a fare d'alor to allow
aim to buck against ihao bank, lie
iover discommoded hineli kee'pmzu '.
tally on thme cardIs withapenceil, but alt
he end of the (teal or a~ any stage of
he game lie conht annodj tee the antion
f any card called for amn tell every bet
ma the amount of the unme made by
m half a dozen players ab nt the hoard.
A week after a play he s'ould tell to a
ertainity how many timoes a certain card
wona or lest, anad after th aight's play
would stun up, without tie assistance
of the cards, the winningaj and losses of
ay card for the p)revo i four hours'
play. Those facets cause< athe superaiti
tious dealers to refuse to tallow hima to
p~ut money on the board.4
Home Queer Mashe.
What marvelous variety of tastes, of
likes an I dislikes with regard to specia
forms of food, from cannibalism to fruit
cake, we find among people physically
constituted alike in every respect. This
person eats his meat burned to a cinder
that will touch only what is rawly In
derdono. George III. preferred his
when it was semi-putrid ; his successor's
weakness was hot plum-bread crumbled
up in a lot of cream. Lord Bacon is
said to have lived whole weeks at inter
vals on nothing but oranges ; while the
\Elder Pitt could not endur the sight o1
fruit, and never suffered any to be
brought into thO apartment where he
was. In Brazil the goose is considered
coarse and unfit for food, and the natives
of Malacca will not eat fish of any kind. v
Antipathies grounded on religious scru
ples, such as the proverbial detestation
of pork which Jews are supposed to
entertain, and the fastidiousness of
certain castes of Hndoos, hardly come
under this category ; but it may be ob- i
served that the Jewish diototic system
as laid down in the book of Leviticus' ti
has been demonstrated by the physiolo
gists to be the most perfect sanitary P
code that could be devised. P
Amongst mammals and birds, it is 0
difficult to say what species are not eaten
in the countries where they abound. o
Probably the big dogs and cats would be v
exceptions, though one hears ncw and g
then of mighty hunters broiling a stoak V
from the lion which has just fallen a b
victim to their powder and shot; but o
in China and other parts of the East si
the smaller domestic varieties are re- p
cognized luxuries of the table, and are w
exposed for sale as such in the markets; b
in a country so over-populated as China, 04
every morsel of any substance that is u,
edible is eagerly sought out and devour- a,
ed, so that not ouly cats and dogs, but c
rats, mice, slugs, and almost every thing tj
i earth, air, or water, go to feed the ol
half-starved masses. Rats are split ti
open, dried, pressed and powdered with s
a finely-ground white bark, which gives se
them the appearance of haddocks as P
they hang in long strings over the ven- c<
dor's stall. The birds' nests convertible 01
into soul), so often quoted, must not be
co nfounded with the industrial products
of our own birds, which might be boiled
a long time without yielding much niour
ishment, unless the bird happens to bo V
inside ; edible nesta really consiat if a u
kind of isinglass, and are constructed d
by a small sea-bird out of the gelatinous 8
bones of dead and docaying fish,. Most 8'
of 'them are brought from some caverns
on the sea shore north of Shanghai;
but they are nct very plentiful, andi there tI
is no great demand for them, The soup p
is thick, slimy and glutitious, and neither P
so nasty as might be expocted, nor as a
nice as could be desird. (1
On the Isthmus of Panama the tapir ft
and sloth arc eaten by the Indians, who S
also.considor the agouti and other small i
rodents great delicacies. In Parngua, i
the capybara, tho great amphibious ti
guinea-pig, as big as an ordinary porker, i
a standard dish ; and throughout the b
whole South America roast armadillo is a
highly esteemed, and may be seen in all
the cafes and restaurants of the cities,
turned oni their scaly backs, and the ini- sa
terior tilled with a rich sauce composed a
of lemon and spics--much too greasy b
for mnost palates--thoughi the flavor of e
the aniimal itself is dlelicious. Monkeys d
anid parrots are eaten in Mexico ; they f~
are both very dry aind insipid, but it is h
stated that the bord is not to be despi- ~
sed if properly dressed. That mest I
malodorous marsupial, the opossum, is
recongnized as an article of food in Rio b
Gr'ando (10 Sul and other provinces b~
which it inhabits, whoe however, they C
bury it in the earth uiitil the flesh is ~
free from its characteristio ofl'nsiveg
smell before cooking it. Its Cousin the
das3'uro, is treated the same way in u
Australia, where it shares the honors of 0
the tablle with kangaroo. If lie were a
bold mnan who first an~ allowed an oyster, '
that was a bolder who first investigated ,g
the aliniontary proporties of a crab. e.
Surely lie must have been in the last am
extremity of hunger when ha broke S
open the hideous spidery crustacean and ~
"went for" its uncanny internal arrange- (
ments. Land crabs, the most dlestruc- t,
tive pest of tropical countries, are far c
more delicate in flavor then their sea- li
faring brethron, but are much smaller,
and arc prepared for the table in a diflfer
eut w ay. When besfarge, the great
French swindler, escaped by night from ,
the convict prison in Cayenne, he sank u
up to his waist in a quagmire, and being n
unab~le to extricate himself, was eaten e
aliveo by these crabs.
' caiforsma Wino.,
The extenit of wine maikmig in Californiad
PAstonislhes visitors froenm the East. At the 1
vineyards of San Gabriel, thne largest in
the 8;ate. 500,000 gallonms of wino and
109,000 of brandy will bie made froim this
year's crop of grapes. Th -'unskilled labor ~
employed is~bsually Chinese, but the cx- 1:
perts are mnestly froia the wine dlistricts of i
France and Germany, though Aumerlcanis
learn the procsses readily. The grapes
arcestemmed and mqueezed by miacninery. 1
Thle juice runs into vate, where it forments t
sullIclentLy, and Is pumiped into great hbitts .
in the collari'. There it stands until it Is
clsrnfled by whites of eggs, Islnitlass, or
gehinae, after which It is filtered through
charcoal, and drawn of? Into casks for
The fibered bank-note paper on which
Lmoricau legal tender, national bank
tote currency and government bonds
re printed is made at Dalton, Mass.,
a an old mill, whose existence dates
Oack to colonial times. If you should
top at the old'paper mill,with proper.ore
lentials, you may perhaps be allowed
o handle a sheet of the crisp paper,
(here, as the wet, grayish pulp is
ressed between heavy iron cylinders,
Us of blue and red silk are scattered
ver its face and silken ribs laid on its
urface. You may go beyond, into th
ounting room, where each shoot, as it
omos from the drying room, is care
illy examined and counted and then
aturned to the paporcutter to be di
ided into smaller shoots. If you trace
iis paper still further, you will find
mat from the cutter's hands it passes
gain into the counting room, and is
3parated into little packages contain
ig 1,000 shoots each, the atnount rc
arded in a register, and then packed
L bundles and stored in fire and burg
Lr-proof vaults to wait shipment to
ic United States treasury. From the
alp-room to the vault the precious pa
er is watched and guarded as cariful
as though each shoe6 were an ounce
gold. Its manufacture is one of the
reat',st secrets connected with the gov
mmenont's money making. From the
milts of the paper mill at Dalton to the
uarded storerooms of the treasury at
tashington ts a journey of several
andred miles% In thecapacious vaults
the treasury building, among gold,
Iver, copper and nickel coins, bullion,
wper currency and official records, you
ill find thousands of packages of the
ink-noto paper mate at Dalton. It
nnes in little iron safes, such as are
ied by tie Adams Express Company
id each package and every shoot is
Lrefully counted bafore the manfac
tror and express company are relioved
further responsibility. The paper
at arrives to-day m'y he in the trea
try storeroom for years, or it may be
nt to the Btwaean of Engraving and
rinting to-morrow, to return, in the
mrse of a month's time, a logal-tender
: bank note.
The Ii abits of Mldaue Patti are
ery simple, and one day is an exact
)production of another. 9ho raison
sually at midday, and takes a Fench
rjcuner a la fourchet/c at 1 o'clook.
he usually eats a bird and a little
dad, drinks diluted claret and a tiny
1p of black coffee. At 2 her carriage
brought up to the door, and she and
igilor Nicolini take a drive through
to Park or on the Boulevard, returning
anetually at half-past three. She then
tactices a little, and at five takes a
short nap, sometimes going out to din
3r at seven; but, as a rule, on those
iys when sho does not sing, she pro
rs dining in her own rooms alone with
ignor Nicolini. She is fond of dom
Loes and checkers, and thus tile oven
Ig whiles away until eleven, when, at
r a light supper, she goes to bed. Onl
ie days when she sings she rises as
3ual at twolve, and cats a heavier
reakfast than usual at one. She drinks
whole bottle of Ohatean Lafito. She
over, under any circumstances, touchos
aampagne. Then comes the drive,
ad at four o'clock she goes to bed,;
coping until seven. People are posted
)out the rooms to prevcint any noise.
Ding made, so that when she is wakon
I she feels quite refreshed. She then!
resses for the first act of wvhatever p~art
io appears in, and practices her voice
>r half an hour while walking round
er room. During the toiletto Signor
icolini goes to the piano and warms
imself uip by practicing a pleine
'ix, Before starting for the tueatro
[adamoe Patti drinks a large glass of
randy and soda. first pouring tihe soda
ito tue glass and allowing the gas to
vaporate. This is the' reason she do.es
ot drink champ~agne. Sh16 beliaves the
as hurts her voice. During a perfor
anc Mad!amo Patti takes nothing
'hatever, and when it is over feels al
ays greatly exhaustod, ior sheo has
ten inothing since 01ne o'clock. The
tippers after her pe(rformancs are al
ays herlheaviosttuwals,and very natural
7, roast chickeu or partridge, with haif
bottle of Lafite, generally, composing
1o mciai. -She objects to made dishes
nid rich soups, It is almost unneces
iry to say that Signor Nicolig' habits
ndi tastes are precisely tli amoe as
1ose of Madame Patti, al' that his
. licato attentions to her wants andt
rates imsure as much as anythinig the
Dintinuhanice of the romance of thleir
inegtunamg a ?iarat,,.
If one pro~poses to begin gardeninig
rhother to raise yeotableit for hoins
se or for sale, commeucemout should
ot be p~ut off until spring. The wvork
ould have been started a mionth or two
arlier, but much can yet be done in
11 but very cold loalities. It is of
ttle use to try to make a garden on
et land. Unless the~ soil hias a natural
rainage, tile or plank drains should lie
iid the first thing. If sod land be
elected, apply a good dressing of man
re, break it up, and let it lie until
pring, when another manuring and
lowing, with thorough harrowing, wil11
e necded. The success in the garden
eonds largely upon the amount of
anure applied to it. Stable manure
o the extent of 50) to 80 loads to the
cre is needed, or if so much can not
>e obtained, the lack should be suppli
d by tile use0 of ground-bone, fil h
iano, superp~hosptiate, or other goo)d
F. W. HABENICHT,
rroprietor of the
I respectfully call the attention of the
public to my superior facilities for sup
plying everything a my line, of superior
quality. Starting business In Wians
boro in 1876, I have in all this timo
given the closet attention to my busi
ness and endeavored to make my estab
lishment FIRST-CLASS in every par
ticular. I shall in the future, as in the.
past. hold myself ready to serve my
customers with the best artioles that can
be procured in any market. I shall
stand ready, also, to guarantee every
article I sell.
Tinvite an inspection of my stock of
Wines, Liquors, Tobacco, Cigars, etc.
F. W. HABENICHT.
Scotch Whiskey (Ramsey's).
A. Bin Laubort and Marat Cognac
Rotterdam Fish Gin.
Rtoss's Royal Ginger Ale,
Jules Mumm & Co.'s Chambagne.
Cantrel & Cochran's Ginger Ale.
Apollinaris Mineral Water.
Old Sherry Wine.
Old Port Wine.
Old Cabinet Rye Whiskey.
Old Schuylkill Rye Whiskey.
The Honorable Rye Whiskey.
Old Golden Grain Iye'Whiskey.
Renowned btandard Rye Whiskey.
Jesse Moore Vollner Rye' Whiskey.
Old N. 0. Sweet Mash Corn Whiskey.
Old Stone Mountain Corn Whiskey.
Western Corn Whiskey.
Virginia Mountain Peach Brandy.
New England (French's) Rum.
North Carolina Apple Brandy.
Pure Blackberry Brandy.
Pure Cherry Brandy.
Pure Ginger Brandy.
Boston Swan Gin.
Rock and Rye.
Bergner & Engel's Lager Boer, in patent
stopper bottles and on draught,
New Jersey Sweet, Sparkling Cider.
Tolui, Rock & Rye, Lawrence & Martin.
Rock and Corn.
Cigars and Tobacco
Syndicate Cigar, 5 cents.
The Huntress Cigar, 2j cents.
Madeline Uigar-All Havana--10,cants.
Don Carlos (Nub)-all Havana--10 cents
liinerva Cigar--Havana filler--5 centa.
Cheek Cigar-Havana filler-5 cents.
Our Bonat Cigar-- Havana filler-5 cents -
Lucky Hit Cigar--Havana filler--S cents.
I'ho Unionm Self-Lighting Clgarett,
(Amber mouth-piece to every'
The Pickwick Club Cigarette,
t a iehmnnd Gem Cigaret te,
Til Oly Billial' alla Pool Par'
1l1' in YaORl
ICE! ICE! ICE!
A n abundanco always on hand for the
uno of my customors. I wil also keep a
FISH, OYSTERS, &C.,
for my Restaurant, which is always
open from the first of September to the
first of April.
I shall endeavor to please all who give
me a call.
F. W. H ABENICHT.