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Ti'nnMNie lnu. flirty ninrrla-.ro n8ocin
Tile SMBOn and riantlos.
Tho season of 1882 will Ion? bn ra.
tuenibored foruntimelvfrnstj,.
Hons. Colli WOatllT and delon-lno- ruins. Thmu
Fcvcntv uold mines re being worked biive not been confined to any partlcn-
mi ijui uuu ui tuo , u.ii.uui it is general,
au umii uie opening spring, winch prom
ised ovorything that could be desired,
has given later anything but what wn
expected. The wintor was mild ; wheat
wintered admirably, except that in some
instances it was too rank. From all
that wo can loam half a crop will be all
that may bo expected. .Sprins wheat
Jn Georgia. , ",
Abbeville, Alii., has n colored citizen
worth $20,000.
Six lienor sit on tlx- grand jury at
Brownsville, Tenn.
Augusta, (!., linufC.fiOOKiO invested
in manufactories.
Two thousand Choctaw Indians still
live in .Mississippi.
and oats wero lato in beinc sown, and
havo grown slowly, and continued wot
woather has prevented proper growth,
but yet seems not to havo seriously in-
A lm;;o car factory to to be establish- Mured tho crop; as a whole tho injury
cd at Piinvillc, On.
C halt" run 'jra iuis the finest union de
drpot in t lie Smth.
The lwgcst pctuh orchard in the
world is in Alabama.
Pepper pods weighing a quarter of a
pound prow st Vnhlo-, l'ln.i
Cedar Key.Flu., shipped 4,000 pounds
of turtle one day last week.
Jlie coltin ;rop of Florida will bo
stout the tunic s llint of hint year.
Chatham county, CJa., las shipped
f80'00 worth of ciibbiiiros (his yenr.
Oneofjlho licluht mica uiines in the
.world litis been discovered near Athens,
Five hundred thousand dollars will
be invented in a new cotton mill ntSel
mn, Ala.
The population of Birmingham, Ala.,
is estimated at from 8,000 to 12,0(0
Quite a margin.
The authorities of Madison rmmty,
Flu., will iiholii-h tho license of f 000 for
trailing in cotton wed.
'"luring (he ten years from 1X70 to
1880 Tenwsee increased the number of
her fiirn;s forty per cent.
A Chili foolish, raind as nn experi
ment by a Monlicclln, Kla., fanner,
weiel; nearly 200 pounds.
rVnnlor Piowu is the largest individ
ual tax-payer in Atlanta, Ga , and he
pays taxes ,n f320,'(iO worth of real
eod personal irojcrty.
A mysterious rot has made its appear
ance amonir the Tennessee vineyards, and
has been oonliued to particular portions
of farms and to particular localities.
llio worst feature In tho season, how-
evor, is that continued rains have pre
vented tho planting, or whon planted,
the cultivation of corn. It is true that
disabilities of a season aro always over
rated. As a rule tho worst view of tho
soason is apt to bo taken by farmora,
and naturally so. If the soil is wet it is
always concluded to be disastrously so.
If too dry crops aro burning up. If
frost strikes the blossoms, fruit is en
tirely killed, whilo succeeding days show
perhaps that a full crop is left. Thus
this season tho outcome of fruit now
promises fully half a full crop, or morn,
except as to early blossoming varieties ;
tho Hoverc.it loss being strawberries, and
next peaches. Winter wheat will proba
bly mako half a full crop, which moans
almost or quite an average crop. The
damage early anticipated from dostruo
tivo insects will provo noxt to nothing.
For tho woather that was bad for crops
was fatal to insect lifo. So far thoro
seems no cause for being disheartened
over small grains, as a whole.
in relation to corn tho matter is moro
sonons. Our great corn years arothoso
when tho corn may bo planted early
and cultivated right along. Dry sea
sons give better crops than wet ones.tho
host seasons being moderatoly dry warm
springs, followed by warm, rathor moist
weather during Juno and July. As a
rule corn planted in June does not make
a full crop to ripen .on the stalk, but if
put up at tho tuuo of tho first frost, it
will noon sound. If tho autumn is lato
and warm, tho June plantings may
ripen perfectly on tho stalk, but this
may not bo expectod. Prairie Farmer.
Founder of tho Christian Clmrcli.
Alexnnder Campbell, tho acknowl
edged founder of the Christian sect
named Disciples oi uuriHi (oiten cancel
Cnmnbollitesl. was the sou of the Ilev.
Tlwmi.ns f!:iimiliill. n Prosbvlerian divino
it is feared creat damage will he done w1(, emigrated from England to America
the heretofore promising fruit. in 1807. Alexander was born in County
.i. l....lf Tll,Mt' Aurim, iremuu,..uuM.:, i(o.. fx
1 1 1 ii til i hi in j.iui'i '"- "
(Union, Jefferson county, Trim., over
five hundred sheep have been killed'
and iip great n number crippled, by dogs
in the !i.Ht twelve months.
A canal to bo built nt Rome, Ga , on
.he Etowah river, will he four and a
half mills long, 2C2,'Jii horse power and
have a fall of over twcnty-i-ix feet. It
is intended for manufacturing pin pones,
and will coot $.1"0,(100.
A.M. Page, the hero of tho great
Lowndes bond robbcryat Clarksburg, "W.
V who succeeded in getting away
with $K'0,0(.'0 in money and bonds, has
just been relented from prison after serv
ing out seven years, of nn eight years
An inexhaustable mino of corundum
educated in tho University of Glasgow,
where he remained until 1809, whon he
followed his father to America, and set
tled in Washington County, Pa., near
Bethany, tho situ ot Uetiutny uoiiege,
West Virginia, which ho organized in
1811, nnP of which ho was for many
years tho President. For a short time
after coming to this country be wus
pastor of a Presbyterian Church, but
having adopted tho belief that Christians
choukl accept no creed or uociiirauou oi
faith but the whole Biblo ho and his
father loft the Presbyterian eouimiiiaon
in 1810 and organized a church at Brush
Itun, Pa. In 1812 ho and his church
declared their belief in immersion ns the
only form of Christian baptism author
ized by Christ, and, iu conformity with
this doctrine, they wero nil immersed.
Hero, then, at Brush Itun. Washington
County, Pa., in the years 1810-1812, may
bo said to bo the place and date of the
rise of this sect. True, tms nttio society
I.nlrt by In my silent number,
i I nnar iliein iiimin wuiw ,
I Voire I love are )imiIlnR clear,
' Ami slops I know are In my cur,
blill pmnlnx to mid frn, '
Ami I iixk my hiiart, Hlinll I never mora
Of my un a will puns through that doorr
I ink, Oh! Is It forover
I That I have cnuspil to hn
i One ol thu Kroitp around the Iienrth,
hurinir their Morrow or their mirth?
Am 1 fi'niii henceforth (roe
1'ioin all concern with the thing of life,
Done with its aorrow, ami toll, and strife?
Shall they carry mo forth in silence,
With lifiii'l and sealod-np eyes?
Shall t liny throw the windows wide to tho air
And gather mementoes here atd there.
As they think, with tears and sighs,
" Thin she was fond off thU she wore,
But hIid never shall need them uny more."
lilttll'i living Agt.
Hard and Soft Water.
You ofton hear of water for household
purposes being called "bard" and
"soft." Tho roftson whysomo wators
especially spring-water, are "hard'
is ow ing to the mineral matters dissolves
in the.m. Hain-watcr is never "hard,"
becauso it is noarly free of solid mattor.
Tho reason you had such an uncomfort
able wash and shave this morning at
your friend's houso was owing to th
water being largely charged with Hum
and magnesia. When the soap is rub
bed butwoen tho palms in water of this
description, the stearic acid in tho oil ol
the soap combines with the lime anc
magnesia, and forms c impounds which
1'ic water cum it di-snlvo; and hcne.t
the provoking curdinuis you observed
For tho lather to bo a perfect one, com
pleto solution of the constituents of tin
soap must take phico, and in pure watei
this would be the case, liutsomo watert
aro permanently hard, while some art
only temporarily so. Permanent hard
ness is caused when tho water is chargoc
with sulphate of liino and magnesia, an(
temporary hardness' by carbonates o
lime and nvigncsia. Pure water dissolvoi
the sulphates, but not tho carbonates
Then how do tho carbonates como lo bi
in the water at, all? The reason is this
All natural waters, but especially spring
and well water, conl tin moro or less frei
carbonic-acid gas in a state of absorp
lion, and, wheu thus ehar;:ed, aro capa
bio of dissolving the carbonates; but
whenever this gas h expelled from tin
water, ay by boiling it, tho carbonate.1
aro at once deposited ; and this account
for tho incrustation in the kettle; ant
when this takes place tho wator become,
imilo soft. The boiling does not affec
the sulphates to any degrco in this waj
in water that is permanently "hard.'
Temporarily hard water can bo madi
soft bv moro means than boilim: alono
If a tubfiil of it at nijht be stirred ill
with a litllo "slaked" litno and allowct
to scttlo, in tho morning thoro will bo I
wlnto deposit at the bottom of the tuii.
and the water will be found to bo quid
"lioft." becauso the lime added vvd
combine with the free carbonlc-aoid ga
in I he water, and tho whole of tin
carbonates will becoino deposited, it
virtue of their insolubility in water with
out this gin.
For drinking purposes, rain-wator
after bc'insr passed through a charcoa
filter, to remove tho organic matter i
contains, is tho most wholesome fi
adults. Tho general objection is it
tastelcssnns". A pinch of salt wil
remedy this. For the young, howover
solid matter in tho water, tho right kind
such as lime and magnesia, is good, m
these go to build up the b iny structure
of the child. Vluimhtr. Journal.
A Steam-Plow at Work.
A Fargo, Dakota, letter to the Roston
Journal says: After all that has been
done with rclcrence to bringing out a
steam-plow in this country, it remains
for an ingenious Knglishnian to invent
and place in success! ill working asteain
plow. Mr. J. (i. Allen, of Leeds, Kn
gland. sgeut for John Fowler Ai Co.,
the manufacturers of steam-plows at
Leeds, is accomplishing somo excellent
work on the Aurora form, bolonging to
Captain Thomas W. Hunt, atBlam-hard.
Dakota. It is attracting a crcAt deal of
attention, and farmers are coming long
distances to see the plow at work. Two
enormous traction engines are placed
oliout .100 to ouu yards apart, ueneatli
each engine and belted to tho boiler is
a steel drum about five feet in diameter.
To this drum is uttached a stoel cable
about tbree-uunrtors of an inch in
diameter, DOO yards long, and capable
of sustaining a weight of thirty tons,
which drags tho plow to and fro across
tho Held. Tho plow is a frame-work of
iron resting upon two large wlieel; on
eaeli sido of tliis frumo are firmly fixed
six plows with colters that cut six fur
rows sixteen inches wide each time the
machine crosses the lield. On the ar
rival of the plow at the end of the fur
row the gauge changes position, and the
plows that liave Dcen in tne o.f arc lor,
cred mid ready to start back. One mau
IS MlfllClellt to gUHk! till! plOW, llUd,
scale 1 over tho body of tho machine,
directs one of Ihe two large wheels in
the furrow last turned b means of a
hand-wheel, Kitch engine is of about
forty-hoibo power, nnd weighs about
sixteen tons. When the plow readies
one side of the field the engine on that
sides moves nhead eight feet, the op -ration
takin-' three and one-half minutes
only, and tho plow is started back to
the other side of tho lield. The plow
will break from twenty-live to thlrty-tivo
acres per day, according to the soil,
location, and lav of the lam!, etc. It
also does 1i:ii ro'ving."
Tho Fiery Pepper.
I . .1 Ii....! ....'Ii. - T. onr,-
wtone the noxtlmrum Known suOHtance buumm-uuuuj uu iw
has been discovered in ' ' - " ' ;" v, - -
till Wl I L V , liunvfv'i .'. - J " .- -
creeds, and with such pertinacity and
agfrressiveneRS, that in lime xneywero
excluded from fellowship with tlio iiap;
to tho diamond, !
Ttiittn roiintv. Oa. Tt re.-emblea the
apphire, is susceptible of high poliidi,
nnd is valuable in many ways.
Lorentz Botheiibaik is the modern
Samson, who lalois in ihcron works
at Cedartown, Tcnn., and umusei himself
and delights tho natives by carrying a
pair of noo-pound car wheels, attached
to the axle, around the yard with per
fect ease.
The Art of Mezzotint,
Theso attempts at revising the art of
tnenfint. na omnloved UPOU original
work have ft special interest besides that
whioh attaches to them as experiments
so far successful and promising to bo
-till moro bo. Thoy show tho fle
eiro to cnltivato a very beautiful
nn" rnflnn.l nrvln in which EngllKn
artists, insnire'd ns thoy wero by
tlevnolds and
Qninnboroiifrlv more than a hundred
Vrtftrn nirn arrive ' ftt the llicliest pel'fcC'
f.inn Tlmt lin mxthnrl should ever huVO
been sufTored to fall into disuse, and be
supplanted bv the moro mechauical and
less artistio work produced in various
forms by various tools used to cut into
tho plate in a more or icsa sun mm uu
nliiiiit maiiiipr. is much to bo regretted,
it is essentially o painter's method, moro
nictorinl than unv other, nnd broader m
therefore, that en-
full ft-CT)lOShi(ftl to
rtwicn liio ii not iu - ....
bis feelim for tho beauties of light and
Bhado nnd every chorm of gradation and
,irrrr,.,t.l nilRNlllie IrU U uiuuu-
'f- S- t
ohrome. t
"Now," said tho Justice to the wit-
tint chinches. In 1827, fueling tlio need
of tome bond of uuiou among , them-
boIvcs, tho several societies wno accepted
the peculiar doctrines laugui, oy vi.
Campbell, commenced to form them
selves into an association, which has
w'uco becomo a wide-extended church
organization, uumlieringiu 18SU Ot)f,4lo
members. ,
Fllteil to a I'lmir.
In a fashionably-furnishod store, 1
didn't at lirst know what to maKo oi inu
actions of a young woman. She was
elaborately gotten up ns to clothes, and
hud uomo advtmtagos in mo wnj
natural good looks, so that she was
altogether a thing of considerable
beaut v. Sho was in an upholstered
i.li.iie linfnrn a 11T mirror, ami
striking various poses-now lying back
on the soft stulling, both her arms
spread out negligently; now leaning
ni'iiinsl one oi um si. "
supporting her body; now sitting bolt
upright in the middle. All tho while
she rcardeii ncr ronui:ii"n m
with uncritical air. What do you sup
pose sho was at? Why, gomng ncrsei
fitted with a chair. Sho knew how hard
it is to bo graceful m somo oi inu cmura
of novel simp, and was bound to havo
ono that would help instead of linulor-ino-
her in posing prettily before her
visitors. When a girl sots out to be a
fascinator, you understand, sno must
use nil tho doviccs availahlo for that
purpose. So this creature was neiuim
lunatic uor fool, though the appear
ances wero it little against lior. I hung
about covertly, and saw inai sue nn n.y
UI ,HV - - . . 1 . ull AfllVl
?ess, "you will ploaso teH preoi nj ;the with the proviso that
now it uoppeneu. ' Uie sides si
The prisoner and that man were eating
dmner at tne same tauie uuu
t.h lirisouer lustup
with a dab of Irish mashed potatoes and
hit that othor man on tne ue "a
n -i- pnirl tllfl Justice Btorill V.
"pretend to tell the Court that a dab of
mashed potatoes, even whon thrown wit h
the greatest violence, can mako a gash
a 'Y. i i . a man'. 1ion.ll and
nve inciios .oug uu - .-.
knock him senseless ? If you tnf o with
the Court you will bo locked w.
"Judge, I reokon.1 forgot to say that
' when the prisoner threw the dab of
mashed potatoes at the man he forgot to
first take the dab out ot thejUsh.
The prospect for a largo apple crop
In Now York and the other Eastern
States is reported as excellent,
should bo lowered two inches.
Cincinnati Enquirer.
Historians generally ngreo that
l Wn.liino-ton'sdeath was caused
by a cold contracted by o.vposuro while
ridiniron hoi soback on a cold December
day. Mrs. Young, tho lost surviving
child of Washington's steward, Andor-
hei-cnlf lust Qcoeoseu, reiaivu
reccntly how Washington's death
tnvn heen averted. It is true
that ho caught the cold referred to and
returned home; but he was then sum
moned to give instructions about the
completion of a boat, and while stand:
, w. nr overooat on the
LnV of the Potomac, the chilling
blasts Increasoa th cold, wjiich proved
"What do yoa do with your ooooarjut
shells P" asked a Record reporter of a
prominent candy manufacturer. "Sell
thom tn hn made into pepper." said he.
and tho aroused curiosity of the reporter
was not quieted by-the furthor statement
that the shells were reauy grounu. aim
nsod by spice men to adulterate pepper
and other of their wares. Furthor in
vestigation showed that a factory where
tho shells are ground up is siiuaieo. at.
tho corner of Line street and the rail
road in Camden, and is a one-story
brick building, tho oapacity of the mill
boing about two tons of ground shells
Eor day. The sholls are brought to the
tctory in bags and deposited in the
roasting department. Here they are
carefully scraped and put in great revolv
ing ovons, which are constantly turned
over bods of blazing coals. Some of
tho shells aro roasted a light brown,
while others come out crisp and black.
After boing carefully sorted, the dark
sholls are put in hoppers in thegrindlnj
department and reduced to fine powder
like pepper. The brown shells are not
ground so fine, and come from the mill
Rmkino- fiiaetlv like eround coffee. The
Camden factory is said to have been in
nnnration for a about a month. The
shells cost very little, and the milling Is
m i l n Ci I
done at an expense oi aooui ' or a
nnta ner notind.
A representative of a leading splee
fcrnion. in aneakincr of th is novel prepa
ration, said that while his house had not
used it, ho supposed it was a harmless
adulteration lor spices. - nvo our
nwn methods of adulteration." said he.
"nnd sell to the trade proDamy more
mi liberated fi-oods than pure. We oan't
help it. There is no pretense on our
narl that. t.ftA lOWflr uT&UoS UI BlJIUTO MO
pure. We Simply sou ine roiiior rruo
ho wanta. We soil them spices as low
as eight and nine oents, du- ic is aoous
as mucn someining eiso ",xvk,
iri mln t.hn trade to prohibit adul
teration, and, besldos, there are not
enough spices grown to suppij mo
mand of tne umiea otows "'V' w
nn hinn- Vint, nnrn spices were soia. ii o
are constantly maklnff experlmento to
discover the clieapest harmless foreign
matter with whioh we can make our
in nrrler to sunplv the aemana
The powder made from ground ooeoa
nut shells has a fine oolor, and on ac
count of its weight and appewanoe u
considered by pioe manufaoturer- to
be choloe adulterating maieruu.
delohia Record.
A lira vp Jinn.
At Profiler Haines' mert'n la
ni"ht, there win an epi-ode in whieli a
olorcd brother and the lugliesi, judical
ollicerof the State gave a public liilu
ion of the fraternal re al ions cx.iiing
between tho white and colored races in
Ketituckv. nlc tho evangelist stood
with outstretched hands asking: " Vt lio
i . T 1 '1-1
Will trust Hie I.OIM.' Jllllge liur.nas
V. Hariris, of the Court of Appeals, was
moved to confession nnd took his seat
on the front row of chairs. (Shortly
utter thcr.1 passed down tho aisle a
penitent, blacker than the midnight
win of the sable froddess. Then came
others who Urol her Ilarnes observed
were careful to choose seals as far away
ns possible from tho dusky hroilier.
Stopping right in Iho midst of thu sing
in", Brother Barnes said: "My dear
friends, vou see that this color
brother has conic forward to confess
Christ, nud you are staying away simply
because von don't want to sit beside
him. Here ho sits alono on this front
row. and all that have como for
ward havo been careful not to seat
themselves near him. Any man com
ing forward despite the prejudico
against color and taking a seat by the
hie of this colored brother win no
brave, noble man. I know that in tho
nves of society there Is a dilVerenco be
twnen vou and nun: nut. ucar iriemis
before Cod tho difference does not exist.
He was born this way. He cannot belli
Ma enlnr. Still, ho has a soul to savo,
If vou stav awav now it will prove the
of the devil's device. The dev
knows Frankfort people and has take
this Hilvnntno-e of their prejudices. Oh,
nit frienils. this same devil is a shar
olil fellow, but I'm going to get ahead
of him. Ho doosnH think any ono will
havo the couraaro to sit next to this col
ored man, and, friends, will you let tho
devil triumph P A brave man, remem
ber. Is ho who takos a seat alongside tho
colored friend who has come forward to
confess Christ and save his soul from Iho
peril of eternal damnation. At tins
Jmlgo Hargis arose, and. taking tlio
sable penitent iV the nanu, sai uown in
the chair next him, Brother Barnes in
tho meanwhile looking on approvingly,
and, with a quiet smile of happy satis
faction, exclaiming: "J no neoonung
f Life.
Funeral Flowers.
Angel will note this in the Book of Life
pruTse tV) Lord!" Frankfort (A;
Terrible Predicament.
Messrs. E. S. Early and S. K.
who have in -t completed a saw-mill in
the mountains above Wolf I reck, hast
I'emiessee, funrshcil the following par-
tietihirs of a te.'ent srroiiml-hog liunir
A few mornings ago a man living
near Wolf Crock was attracted by Iho
lin k ii-' ol us dogs, ami going to v, nine
they had treed on the side of the moun
tain he found his game in a hollow log
lvinr upon the ground with the entrance
lin.liill. He nroelired a long Dole to
roneli ilin irnnie. hut this being too nhort,
ho crawled in to lengthen tho pole and
linn liiu tiw. over the end of the log.
In tiiis position ho lost his hold, and
doivn he went into tho log on top of tho
ground-hog, and a lively light pegnn.
The man's superior strength prevailed,
but not till ho had been bitten in eleven
places and badlv scratched and scarred.
But the troublo had not ended, but the
man had, and wrong end down at I hat,
but ho could not crawl backwaru up-inii
sa ho was a prisoner, and in a critical
not to sav ridiculous position, wilh no
moans of" escape. Fortunately, at this
frightful juncture, tho family became
uneasy and went out to seo what had
happened, and were horrified ot the
discoverv. Finally, after a round of
cursinff. oravinar and crving. the victim
was cut out of the log and "act right
sido up. clothed and in his right mind,
but the ground-hog was dead. Chat-
tunooaa lvnct.
Daring the past five years the beauti
ful custom of sending floral tributes to
the funerals of deceased friends has
grown wonderfully, and now the casket
that incloses tho remains of a loved one
is almost Invariably surrounded with
handsome floral tributes In various de
signs, showing tho esteem In which tho
departed is held. Cat of this another
beautiful custom has grown. Kvory
Fatter Sunday tho chancels of the
churches, especially tho Hpi-copal,
churches, are Dllod with handsome me
morial pieces, placed there in memory
of loved ones irnne before. Yesterday
afternoon a reporter visited somo of tho
loading florists of the city and ques
tioned them on tho subject of memorial
Mr. E. Picser said that the f)oriti
made their own designs, from which tho
wiroworker undo his franio-. Kncli
florist tried to protect his new designs
for exclusive use, but sooner or later
they wore copied by others.
" What llowers aro used principally in
this work?" asked tho reporter.
" t arnations in tho winter and bai-
ssms in iho summer. Other llowers aio
also used, but these sro Iho principal
one from which memorial pieces aro
" What do you uso In letienn'r?''
" In summer we use immortelles nnd
n winter violets."
"What is thd process of miking up
hose design V"
" Tho wire frame) sro filled up with
wet miss, nnd the flowers nro wired
onto toothpicks and stuck in. The work
requires considerable labor, care, am:
taste "
" What aro tho principal designs?"
"Tho '(iatcs Ajar' Is a favorite de
sign, also tho hour-glisO Then there
are sicKles, scyltvs, dunces, c-nwiis
and crosses, Bibles, crosses, wreaths,
hearts, stars, anchors, lyres, Inrts,
broken columns, etc. A h-.ind si unn de
sign is the 'Faith, hope, and charity'
cross, crown, and anchor."
" How do tho prices range?"
" In summer from .: to jj. 1 and in
winter from to ? H). Whore special
ilosigns aro ordered tho price is in
creased. Wo m ule the design of tho
engine and tunnel, which wa- given re
cently at the funeral of a prominent
railroad ollleial in this city. It cost
$ KW. We also made a lloral ledger fur
tho fnnoral of a young bookkeeper.
That cost $100."
" How long can these designs be pre
" Wo can keep thorn for eight dnvs if
necessary, in good condition, but, when
they leave us they generally it'eie wiinin
forty-eight hours'."
" Has tho demand for the6o pieces in
creased lately?"
"O, yos. Slnoe Jan. 1 last thoro has
been a very largo demand for funeral
llowers of all kinds. Wo havo used
more white flowors than ever before."
" Do you always havo flowers on
hand sufficient to fill all orders?"
" Ys, either in our store or at our
"How about Eastor memorial do
signs?" "Tho demand for them is large.
Somo florists use colors in making them
up, but we use tints, as boing moro ap
propriate." John C. Craig was called on by tho
reporter. Ho said that moro funeral
flowers had been sold recently than ever
beforo, and the demand was increasing
" Do you mako your own designs?"
"Yes, but other florists copy them,
and it is impossible to koep our new de
signs exclusively for our own uso. I
am the originator of ono of tho most
popular designs for funerals tho 4 Gates
Ajar.' It was first used about three
Easlors ago as a memorial piece at Trin
ity Episcopal Church, but sinco that
time has boon copiod ana usou largely
all through the West."
" What flowers do you uso In these
" Carnations, roses, llllosof tho valley,
hyacinth, and white tulips. Camellias
Few of them are used hero, and in tho
l-Iast thov are not used at all."
"What aro tho favorite funeral
pieces ?"
....,, .t-. . i ..i.
"lininn mai lor miiorui worn rai
iwors in bunches are being used to a
great extent. The casket is studded
wim tnem, as is me interior oi mo
grave, which h lined with pine or ar-
borv lie. rncv eivo a very ncn cneci.
The newest and largest design I havo
mvloisthat of a broken tree, iho
Hiatcs Ajar is a favorite piece, and
other pieces are the uroKen coiuinn,
harp, lyre, cross, crown, and anchor,
Star, scyine,SlCKie, cross, ciiiun-e, cnmn
Bible, pillow, sheaf of whoat, hour
trla-s. wreaths, heart, etc"
o . .-. , -., - . , .
11 1 low QO meso pieces range in
" Well, tho 'dates Ajar' Is from ?-'")
to 100, and tho othor pieces are mado
from 81 to SHOO. The season of tho
vear affect the prices considerably,
Largo pieces and those of special design
cost more."
" What flower do you use in lettering
"It depends upon tho season of the
year. We use Immortelles and violots,
and at present forget-rao-nots."
"Are white flowers used in funeral
and Easter work?" ,.,., ,
.Thnv aro. largely; but I think col-
- ---J T.
The Hungarian Plains.
At firs, the plains softly undulatinr
arc dimpled hero and thoro with shady
hollows; while like golden islands in an
ocean of vivid green lie long stretches
of yellow cola nnd ripening corn, on
tho gently rising upland yonder a dark
round speck appears ngamst tlio sunlit
sky; gardiially it elongates, and wo hoar
a voieo singing in a quivering iroino
somo national idyl. It is a husband
man emerging from tho hollow and
trudging homeward along tho crest of
iho undulation. Then all is silence and
solitude once moro, till coming to a
standstill at ono of tho primitive wells
by the roadside, wo hear the distant
rumble of a wagon as its wheels grind
heavily along, tho driver of it singing,
blnple nud Innev Dry floods, Drew Goods, I.nivns, j
iu Neckwear, llonierv, (Imported sod Donieslie,)
iip- )
m.1 KEF.P'S Khirls, Collars, Cuff. Ties and rinbrellns.
t II. DAKLINUHAUH CO.fS Warranted Shoes und
1 Ntoek of other makes of Shosjs Slid Buskins. i
H down. Hats in Fur, Wool and Struw all ager, A ,
as it goes, a melancholy ditty in the mi
nor key. Then one by ono tho villngos
and solitary farms lying on tho horizon
die away, and we enter tho boundless
plains. "How lonely wo feol, and what
tiny atoms of creation, with no object
to lneasuro ourselves by savo birds of
prey, nud tho white clouds sailing far
up in tho grcnt, blue, glorious sky! Our
carriage, though Imposing ouly in the
matter of si.o, proved vorv oomiortanie,
its ponderous hood shielding us from the
heat of the sun, save whero, taking
mean advantage of weak places In its
constitution, it shot liory arrows in up
on us, scarcely less piercing than those
that pour down upon the head of tho
traveler in tho desert. Tho sun reflects
ifself in tho whito and dusty road.
Above the soil on eilher side there is a
flickering motion of the air like the haze
from a lime-kiln. Everything is hot aud
dusty; not nn insect is seen hovering
about tho low bushes which now
nnd then skirt our pathway. All
nature is taking its siesta iu the dreomy
noontide, aud nothing is awake but tho
scarlet pimpernel that with wide-open,
unblinking oye looks straight up at the
blazing sun. Wo now come to a marshy
district, whero a lonely boron is con
templating its lovely iniago in o small
still pool, and then away wo go again
out into the broad puiblo patches of
newly upturned soil, bands of emerald
corn,' and speckled streaks of tobacco,
with its largo red and green leaves, and
on through cool labyrinths of maize,
till wcconie to vast tracts of uncultivated
land, whero wild horses with flying
mimes go sciiinpi iing across its surfaco
with tho natural praco of untamed
things. As day ndvances and tho
shadows of tho clouds begin to lengthen
across the plains, abreezo springs upand
plays about us softly, rustling the large
while, hurplice-like sleevcsof the driver's
garment, but not sulliciently strong to
stir his black and flowing locks, wiucn,
woii'htod with somo unctuous matter.
rest calmly on his shoulders. Our
nearest town is oszprim, but nt tno
paco wo nro at present going wo aro
scarcely likely to roach it before night
fall, if then. But what does it mattor,
when we have tho whole of to-morrow,
and the next day, and the day nflcrtbat,
nye, and our wholo lives, to do tho
distance in if necessary? How delight
ful to enjoy for once tho truo feeling of
rest in this' world of hui-y-seurrv, whero
wo nro but too often compelled to live
at high pressure! Let, oh! let us for
once take life easily under tho broad
an. I peaceful canopy of heaven, and ro
dueo the doleo far n'iente to a science
From Mituynrlami.'
The Oazetla de Napoti is authority
t .tnf.mant tint, t.hn number of
deaths from dblirlum tremens and
chronic alcoholism are: In Italy, 1-83
per thousand; in England, 8-04; Nor
way, 2.36; Scotland, 2.89: Belgium and
Switzerland, each, 8.83; Sweden, 6,?5,
ftnd few York, 12.08,
Charlemange was erowoed king at
twenty-six, wai master ot Franoe and
the larger part of Germany at twenty
nine, nlaeed on hi head tn iron crown
of Italy at thirty-two, and conquered
Spain at thirty-six.
Qonaalvo de Cordova, the great cap
tain, had gained a great reputation and
was made- eommanaer-in-omei Of uu
arraT of Itair at forty-ppe,
France's War Debt.
What manner of people tin French
may bo, and how they have borno with
such apparent ease their immeueo finan
cial burdens, aro questions which a
political economist may profitably study.
Tim figures have been given beforo, but
thoy aro a perennial sourco of wonder.
The German war laid upon France a
publio debt of 51,500,000,000, and the
lndmunitv eho had to pay was 81.000,-
000,000 moro. To this should be added
tho del it previously existing, and the
cost of tlio Communo, whioh was the
relatively triQing sum of S5U,U0U,(J00.
The loans required to moot these obliga
tions had to bo obtainod from a pooplo
exhausted aud impoverished by war, and
it was bolioved to be impossible to raise
them. But not only were thoy raised,
but tan-fold the omount roquired wo
tendered to the Govcrnraont. For the
payment of interest tho publio taxes
wero uioreosod by auoui oiiu,ouo,uuu
per annum. Ho far irora being crnsnoa
by turn now burden, ino miinsinos oi
Franco flourished under it to such a de
gree that a largo surplus accumu
lated in tlio treasury, ana cnu.uuu.uou
has mnco boon remitted, ior people
who liavo been Buirtwjsed to drns out a
miHcrumo existence, this is, to say ine
loatit of it, a creditablo record.
MbtM-aro liml ( lnrfirii4.
the t
terial of which ladios' dresses are mado.
This is probably tho kind that the lady
slips on easy. Yonkers Statesman.
Yon can never entirely discourage
a New Jersey man. When he comes
down to his last dollar ho picks up a
spade nnd goes out to dig up some of
Kidd's buried treasure. Detroit Frc
" Is this my train ?"askod a traveler
at the Grand Central Depot of a'
lounger. "I don't know," was the re
ply. "I seo it's got tho name of some
railroad oompany on the sido, and ex
pect it belongs to them. Have you lost
a train anywhore?" iV. Y. Qraphic.
It is stated that a railroad brake
man has bocomo nn oporatio tonnr, and
lias been ongaged for noxt soason at
f ADO a week, lie won't have to learn
the Italian language, you sea. Ho has
meroly to speak his lines as he doe the
names of stations and evorybody will
think ho's speaking Italian. boston
The peculiar costume of the dwel
lers in Arizona Is thus graphically de
soribod by a "tender-foot ('' "In ordi
nary weather ho wears a belt with pis
tols'in it. When it grows chilly he puts
nn another belt with pistols in it, and
whon it becomo really cold ho throws a
Winchester rifle over his shouldors."
Scth Grocn says fish can not shut
iin-'ir Hi-en. Knircsavs this explains whv
they always succeed in keeping off his
hook. W henover be goes nsning, mo
fish aro all oyos and no mouth, and
every oye wide open. Ho thought they
kept tneir eyes opon oui oi pure ouswu
r.ess ; but, now that he knows that thoy
can't help it, ho simply despisos where
he halod them before. N. Y. hide
licmlatt. -Well, my littlo girl," said a New
Haven gentleman, to a friend's
"preciousost," "aren't you going to sing
for mo?" "No. sir. I'm not a
singer." Now, 1 thought you were a
little slngor." "Oh.no! I only sing a
little to mv dolly." "But I'll be your
dolly." "You'ro too big. I guess
bister Jennio wouldn't mind if you was
hers. Sho said you was just splendid."
Sudden rattling of the dishes in tho
back room whero Jonnie was busy.
New Haven Reyister.
"Tho latost agony," says Jeems, "is
the way I felt this morning. My wife
asked me for a XX bill a twenty, you
know and I cut tho matter short by
tolling her that it could not be did, for
the simple reason that I had only a
matter of a dollar or so in my pockot.
I know you'd tell mo that,' she said,
'and it's "truo, too,' And, as I looked
up in amazement, sho added: 'I
looked In vour pockot last night. I've
Sot the twenty.' Oh! bovs, how I feltl
lut what could I do?"
"lloart-disoaso," said Jommie, as he
assisted Patrick to up-end a barrel of
comont, "lioart-disoase is one of the
worst diseases. Somo pooplo never
know thov have it till thoy dhrop down
dend." Thruo for you, Jommie," re
plied Patrick; "and those people who
know that thoy have it havo to be
moighty careful wid themsolvos. I
knew a man wonst that had it, and he
was always obliged to dhrop work
about live minutes beforo he felt It
coming on." nomcrviue jourmu.
t rt.-.l Tltn.l,
nrcd flowers are quite as appropriate.
In the East they aro used altogether.
Delicate pink and white tints are used a
great deal. For Eastor, spring flowers
aro popular in momorial pioccs. I bo
demand for Easter memorial piece. u
growing." (Mcatio 'Aihune.
Good work from human beings,
just as from machinery, requires good
treatment, and the finer tho quality and
h n-rootor Ilia nimnt.itv of the work,
the larger must be the outlay. Build
factories that supply puro air, and the
employos will produce more; But thoy
ul ..ir tnr mnrA nv. beoause they will
food, and cannot live on
low wage. A donkfly can exist on tnis
and cive a donkey's re
turn; but a roce-horso cannot be placed
on the same tare wun prom. io any one.
, Dtnm Tribune.
Fun for the King.
Oetowavo invented a new way of mak-
inor change. A dentist having pulled a
tooth for him, objected to the amount of
gold tho Zulu King insisted on heaping
nixiii him.
"All right!" said Cetowayo. "if it
isn't. I'll make it right."
The king called in his guards and bade
the deutist to draw tbour toetn, wnicn
was done amidst yolls and writhings that
Colowayo hugely enjoyed, In foot, he
liked it so muoh that he pensioned the
don list, made him one of hi household,
and for a divorsion ordered a goneral
tooth-drawing every Saturday afternoon.
A ritJRiorjs proot ot the'prevaienoe ot
the English language throughout the
ninim is itnoriien dv a Biaremoiu m mo
" Nowspapor and Bank Dirootory ot the
World, A that out of 84,274 newspapers
and periodicals whlcn were puousnea
in 1880, no lower man io,ow were prun
ed in our own tongue. Nearly half the
remainder wero in Uerman, a quarter
in Vrenoh. and the creator bulk of the
- . . .. ' 1 T-Tl l A
rent. n noaniBD. unuj mugn uuiuumnu
4,020, and the gross circulation of the
whole periodical press is estimated at
lo.'ya.oou.ooo. .
A Ludlcrons Stage Deivth-Scmie.
Camilla died last night at tho Chost
nut Stroot Opera-house, notonly to slow
music but to tho unrestrained laughter
of the audience as well. The death
sconco was marred by a most ludicrous
accident. Whon tho curtain arose for
tho last act, with CamiUe discovered
lying on a couch partly covered by a
furry robo, and the dews of doath al
ready gathering on her brow, the house
was still and expectant. After leaving
tho death-chamber Gaston ro-entored,
and the dying woman raisod horsolf to
cT'ot him. At that moment there wa
an ominous croak, and one of the sup
worts of the couch gave way.. The
actress seemed to grasp the situation
Instantly, and attempted to oonooal the .
dilllculty by heaving a long-drawn sigh,
and throwing herself back, but the ao
tion only mado mattors worse. The
doath-bed gavo way at one comer with
a crash, andtiioauiiiencooegun w uu.
Nichetto, tho maul, enteied atims junc
ture and kneeling in tront oi nor mis
tress began nor part, but we coucu giv
ing evidenco Dy numerous tron" "
instability, sue arose anu wiicoiuu
chair up for tho dying CaraiUe's accom
modation. By this timo the audience
had fully appreciated the funniness of
tho situation and were laughing very
audibly, but whon Gaston approached,
and he, together with tho maid and the
dying woman, could not control their
countenances, the audience fairly
roared. CamiUe, aftor dying in Ar
mand's arms, was deposited in the easy
chair instead of on the couch, and ap
pealed as a very smiling corpse.-'--
To can raspberries, fill tho cans full
of berries, set them in a boiler of cold
water with wooden sluls laid on the bot
tom, and bring Iho water to the boiling
point. As the Domes settle add more
till tho juito roaches tho top of tho can,
thnn t-eal. In this wav tho sir.'.p is un
diluted with water. Or. nut tho berrios
in n slewpan with alittle water, let them
hml ion or tivo minuies, inon pit
can nnd seal N, Y: fr' " '
ii .
It' iiti oame about in tnli wise: Tha
man with the red nose had been giving
his experience at the prayer meeting.
Ho said he was the vilest of sinners, and
altogether unworthy ot saving grace.
He was followed by a modest little gon-
tle man, who remarnea mai ne coma
corroborate all tne dear Drotner uaa
said. Indeed, he would go runner, ana
sav that the brother was wie meanesi
and most rosoauy oiu tuim8ouu
town. Then tne nrst speoaer jumpeu
for the modest little gentleman clear
ing three settees in transit ; two young
fellows in tne corner Bianco ior u
settee-jumper at the same instant;
Deacon Jones flung the pulpit Bible
at the head of the foremost young fel
low; Bister Brown pulled at Deacon
Jones's coat tails ; the light went out,
somebody bollered fire the whole de
portment came galloping tip tothe meel-mg-house.
three M mi
" a drenonea
.ii. L. mn ft!
would be ' ""Z t ve C
riMiu- - -.ia TOU.-lw.ivil.
iu eperienoe--now,
would jo
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