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From the Boston Transcript. This morn I will weave my web," she said, A she, stood by her loom In the rosy light, And her young eyes, hopefully glad and elesx, Followed afar the swallows flight. Aj soon as the day's first tasks are done. While yet I am fresh and strong,? said fhe, I will baa ten to weave the beautiful web Whose pattern U known to none but me 1 ' I will weave it fine, I will weave it fair, And ah! how the colon will glow!" she said, So fadeless and strong will I weave my web, Toat perhaps it; mill live after I am dead." Bat the morning hoars sped on apace. The air grew sweet with the breath of June; And young Love hid by the waiting loom, Tanglin; the threads as he hummed a tune. Ah ! life is so rich and full," she cried. " And mora is short, though the days are long! This noon I will weave my beautiful web, I will weave it carefully, fine and strong;" Bat the sun rode high in the cloudless sky; The burden and heat of the day she bore And hither and thither she came and went, While the loom stood still as it stood before. J Ah ! life is too buy at noon," she said, My web must wait till the eventide, Till the common work of the day is done, And my heart grows calm in the silenoe wide r Bo, one by one, the hours passed on, Till the creeping shadows had longer grown ; Till the house was still, and the breezes slept, And the singing birds to their nests had flown. And now I will weave my web," she said. As she tamed to her loom ere set of sun. And laid her hand on the shining threads To set them In order, one by one. But hand was tired, and heart was weak; " I am not as strong as I was," sighed she. And the pattern is blurred and the colors rare,; Are not so bright, or so fair to see ! " I must wait, I think, till another morn : I must go to my rest with my work un done. It is growing too dark to weave !" she cried, As lower and lower sank the sun, bue dropped the shuttle ; the loom stood still : The weaver slept !n the twilight gray, ; Dear heart ! Will she weave her beautiful web In the golden liht of a longer day ! Jn.iA C. B. Dob. His Eminence's Watch. "WHTTB HAOIO BEFORE THK POPS ASS TBS CARDINALS. The following is Count Edmond de Grissy's account of his performance be fore the Pope and-cardinals at Borne On the day prior to the performance, I was in the shop of one of the first watch makers of Borne, when a servant came in to ask if his Eminence, the Cardinal de 's watch was repaired. "It will not be ready till this even ing,n the watch-maker replied, "and I will do myself the honor, of carrying it to your master." When the servant retired, the trades man said to me : "This is a handsome and capital watch. The cardinal to whom it be longs valnes it at more than 10,000 francs; for, as he ordered it himself of the celebrated Bregnet, he fancies It most be unique of its kind. Strangely enough, though, only two days ago a yonng scamp belonging to this city made by the same artist, for 1,000 franca." 'While the watch-maker was talking tcme I had already formed a plan.,. "Do yon think," I said to him, "that this person is still inclined to dispose of his watch ?' "Certainly," the watch-maker replie " This yonng prodigal, who haa spent all his fortune, is now reduced to sell his family jewels; hence the 1,000 francs . will be welcome." "Is he to be found ?" " Nothing easier; in a gamLIing-house he never quit." "Well, then, sir, I am anxious to purchase the watch; but it must be to day. Hare the kindness, then, to buy it for me. After that you will engrave on it his Eminence's arms, so that the two watches may be perfectly similar, and on yonr discretion the profit you make by the transaction will depend." The watch-maker knew me, and prob ably suspected the use I intended to make of the watch ; but he was assured of my discretion, as the honor of my success would depend on it. Hence, he said: "I only require a quarter of an hour to go to the gamblicg-house, and I am confident jour effer will be accepted." The quarter of an hour had not elapsed ere my negotiator returned with the chronometer in his hand. "Here it is !" he said, with an air of triumph. "3Iy man gave me the watch without eyen counting the money. To night all will be ready."' In fact, the same evening, the watch maker brought me the two chronome ters and handed me one. On compar ing them it was impossible to detect the slightest difference. The next day I proceeded to the Pon tiff's palace, and at six o'clock, upon a signal given by the Holy Father, I stepped on the stage. I had never ap peared before euch an imposing assem bly. Pius VI T, seated in a large arm chair on a dais, occupied the fore ground ; near him were seated the car dinals, and behind tbem wire the differ ent prelates and dignitaries of the Church. "If any gentleman among yon," said, " has a watch of rather largo siae (this was the peculiarity of the Cardi nal's) and would kindly lend it to me, I should prefer it as better suited to the experiment. I need not say I will take the greatest care of it ; I only wish to prove its superiority, if it possess it, or, on the other hand, to marvelously im prove it." All eyes were naturally turned on the Cardinal, who, it was known, set great value on the exaggerated size of his chronometer. He asserted, with some show of reason, perhaps, that the works acted more freely in a large case. How ever, he hesitated to lend me his be loved watch, till Pius VII said to him : " Cardinal, I fancy your watch will suit exactly ; oblige me by handing it to 51. de Grissy." HU Eminence assented, though not without numberless precautions ; and when I had the chronemeter in my band, I drew the attention of trie Pope and Cardinals to it, while pretending to admire the works and handsome chasing. " Well, then, we will select this chro nometer," I (aid, putting a stop to the conversation I bad purposely started. "I have ther, gentlemen, to prove to you its solidity and excellent qualities. Now f the first trial" And I let the watch fall to the ground. A cry of terror rose on all sides, while the cardinal, pale and trembling, bound ed from bia seat, saving with ill-suppressed wrath: "You are playing a very sorry jest, titt" "But, mooselgnear," I said, with the greatest calmness, "you have no occa sion to be frightened ; I merely wish to prove to these gentlemen tha perfection of your watch." With these words I stamped on the case, which broke, flattened, and soon presented but a shapeless mass. At first I really fancied the cardinal was going into a fit ; he could scaroely restrain his nassion. But the Pope then turned to him: "Come, Cardinal, have vou no cor fidence in our sorcerer 1 For my part I laugh like a child at it being convinced there has been some clever substitu tion." "Will your Holiness permit me to re mark," I said, respectfully, "that there has been no substitution? I appeal to his Eminence who will recognize his own watch." And I offered the cardinal the shape- ' less relics of his watch. He examined them anxiously, and finding his arms engraved inside the case, said, with a deep sigh: "Yes, that is certainly my watch. But," he added, dryly, "I know not how you will eseap e." " Well, your Excellency, I am en chanted at that circumstance, for it must enhance the credit of my expert ment. Now, with your permission, I will proceed." " Good gracious me, sir, you did not consult me before destroying the watch. Do what you please; it is no concern of mine." The identity of the cardinal's watoh thus proved, I wished to pass into the Pope's pocket the one I had bought the previous evening. But I could not dream of this so long as his Holiness remained seated. Hence I sought some pretext to make him rise, and soon found one. A brass mortar, with an enormous pestle, was uow brought in. I placed it on the table, threw in the fragments of the chronometer, and began pounding furiously. Suddenly a slight detona tion was heard, and a vivid light came from the vessel, whioh cast a ruddy hue over the spectators and produced a magical appearance. All this while, bending over the mortar, I pretended to see something that filled me with aston ishment The Pope, yielding to his curiosity, approached the table. I begged him to come round to a more favorable posi tion, and then slipped the watch I had bought into his pocket. By this time the Cardinal's watch was a small lump of gold, whioh I held up to the specta tors. "Now," I said, "I will restore this gold into its former shape while it is passing into the pockets of some one present." "Anal" the 1'ope said ; "that is get ting a little too strong ; but what would you do, my good sorcerer, if I asked you to choose my pocket?" Your Holiness need only order for me to obey." "Well, Monsieur la Comte, let it be so. "Your Holiness shall be immediately satisfied." I took the ingot in my fingers, showed it to the company, and it disappeared on my ottering the word "pass." The Pope, with manifestations of ntter incredulity, thrust his hand into his pocket. I soon saw him blush with confusion, and draw out the watch, which he handed to the cardinal as if afraid of burning his finger. At first it was supposed to be a mys tification, as no one could believe in suoh an immediate repair; but when my audience were assured that I had ful filled my promise, I received the ap plause so snooeenf ul a trick deserved. The next day the Pope sent me a rich I diamond snuff-box, while thankin me for the pleasure I had occasioned him. Sisters Re-nnited by Their Children. A very pretty romance not long ago occurred in Cleveland, which illustrates the freaks of chance in this world of ours. Oa the stage of the Academy of Music sometimes appears in small parts, a prepossessing little lady whom we will designate by the name of Myrtle. While attending school, Myrtle made the ac quaintance of a school girl named Martha. Visits to one home or the other became frequent. The parents, however, had never met. One day Martha was overlooking the family album of Myrtle's mother, when, on coming to the face of a young girl, she remarked: " How did you get my maoi ma's picture in your album ?" " That isn't your mother's picture, my child ; it was a lime bister oi mute who came out West and died a long time ago." "I don't care," persisted the child, that is my mamma, and she has a pic ture at home just like it 1 There was a hasty putting on of street clothes, a id a visit to Martha's mother. She proved to be the sister who was supposed to be dead. T say that there was a jubilee when the two families came together, wouldn't ex press the half. It seems that Martha's mother (the children being orphans) was taken into the family of a man who emigrated from the eat to Cleveland. Here Martha's mother married and has since lived. Myrtle's mother remained in the east until her marriage, when she too, came to Cleveland. Both sisters had lived within sight of each other for half a dozen years, and only discovered the fact after the children had been visiting back and forth for a year or more. Cleveland Sunday Sun. One Milkman Who Had a Conscience "The Sacramen to" (Cat Record tells the following story of a joke on a milk man : A young man who has long driven the milk wagon of one of the oldest es tablished dairies of this county , and has supplied railk to its customers for years, yesterday, early, came to his employer, and to his great surprise resigned his situation. He had no other place, had no complaint to make, was attached to his employer, liked the business, and all that, but resign he would. It turned out that this was the cause : Tuesday the maid, whose duty it was to fill the used cans of that day, poured them full of water as they stood in the wagon, and left them to stand twenty-four hours to sweeten, as is the rule. Before day break yesterday the driver brought out his wagon containing the cans of water colored by the remains of milk, instead of to a second wagon in which the fresh milk bad been placed for him. Obliv ious of his error, he drove over his entire route and i-erved all the customers with milk-colored water. When, later in the day, ha discovered his error, he re signed rather thau face the battery of complaints he knew was ready for him. "I can go up to a cannon's month," said he, " and let 'em shoot me in two, but I never want to set eyes again on a houe where I served that water." His employer enjoys the joke hugely, and was busy all day yesterday setting things to tights and explaining the error be tween his gasps for breath from too much laughter. Boron of his customers remarked that they had noticed the milk wasn't quite as rich as uriul. Bx work of the Kiind one secures re pose of the heart. PHAXTOM LIGHTS. Sights Like tbat of the Flying Dutchman Explained by an Old Fisherman. "If you want to see something downright curious," a white-aproned Fulton Market fish dealer said, " cast your eyes into that barrel," p minting at one that stood in a corner. The lid was carefully raised, but in stead of a vicious lobster that was ex pected, flames of fire seemed to start out, and in the barrel were fishes glow ing with a golden radiance. "How's that for a fire?" the fish dealer asked. "The only trouble about it is that it's all light and no heat phosphorescence, they call it." " I've noticed," he continued, taking one of the fish up, "that mackerel more commonly give out light than any other fish. It's a greasy oil that shines, and comes off on your hands. I've put some of it in a glass of milk, and there was suoh a blaze that I read a paper by it. The light lasts on a dead fish about four days, but if it comes up cold it dis appears, and comes again when the weather is milder. In fresh water it soon disappears. Aloohol, whisky or alkalies stop it ; but common salt or honey makes the light much brighter. No, I'm not a chemist, but we have to pick up all theso points in preserving fish, and this light is supposed to ap pear on fish when they are getting stale; but that isn't always the case. I've been through the market here in the dark, when you could see little patches of light on the stands, and some of the fish stood out just exactly as if they were afire. We had a big horse mackerel here two years ago, and I never saw such a sight in my life. In the dark it seemed as if flames were springing out all over it, and you could read a paper six inches away. "I've seen some queer sights. Two years ago I went menhaden fishing, and one day as we were going up the Sound one of the hands said he hoped we were not going off the Montauk Point, 1 asked him why. He seemed kind of offish, but at last let out that he had seen ships sailing about in the dead of night, in a dead calm. I laughed at him, but two nights later we came to anchor at Gardiner's Bay, and as it was a hot night we stretched out on deck. In the middle of the night I was awakened by Borne one gmng me a tremendous jerk, and when I found myself on my feet my mate.shaking like a leaf, was pointingover the rail. I looked, and, sure enough, there was a big schooner about an eighth of a mile away, bearing down on us. There wasn't a breath of wind in the bay, but cn she came at a ten-knot rate, headed right for us. Sing out to the skipper, I said. It's no use,' said my mate, hanging on to me, 'It's no vessel, But there she was, within a hundred yards of us. Shaking him off, I swung into the rigging and yelled, Schooner, ahoy,' and shouted to her to bear away, bnt in a second the white sails were right aboard of us, I yelled tor the hands, and made ready to jump, when, like a flash, she disappeared, and the skipper came on deck with all hands and wanted to know if we had the jim jams. I'd have sworn that I had seen the Flying Dutchman but for one thing. We saw the same thing about a week afterward. The light passed around us and went up the bay. I got out the men and seine and followed in the path of the phantom schooner, and as sure as you are alive, we made the biggest single haul of mehaden on record. The light, to my mind, was nothing more nor less than the phosphorescence that hower- vr the Hig shoal. - The oil from so many millions of fish moving along was enough to produce a light, but you will find men all along the shores of Long Island that believe there is a regular phantom craft that comes in off and on sort of a coaster in the spirit trade. I saw an account of some thing like this in the Portland papers scmetJme after, and they thought it was very remarkatl; but wherever you find menhaden you my look out for queer lights on the water phantom ships and the like." A Frightful Ride. A New York Herald correppondent had an interview with Monroe Brown, a gentleman who had leased a large tract of land in Cypress Bend, Desha County, and who was living with his family in the bottoms when the Missis sipppi began to rise. Said he: "We were overflowed almost in a twinkling. The water poured into the house at every available space. It hap pened I had a mule hitched at the front gate, and catching up my wife, who had a three months' old baby in her arms, I carried her out, wading into water up to my knees, and got on the mule. I knew there was a ridge some two mile 3 east, and thought if 1 could only get to it we would be safe until picked up by a steamer. My wife was almost soared to death, but she's a plucky little wo man, and so she didn't say anything until we got into deep water, that car ried the mule off his feet and forced it to swim. Then she began screaming, and when the animal saw the corpse of a negro floating on the water and begun whirling round and round, she fainted dead away, and lay like lead in my arms. About that time I began to think we should all peiish, for in the excitement of the moment I had lost the course on which I had started, and as far as I could see there was nothing but a wide expanse of water a solid sheet of surging, foam-crested waves. I seemed to be afloat in the centre of a sea, with my wife unconscious in my arms and the infant slumbering secure ly on her breast. Our combined weight taxed the strength of the faithful mule to the utmost, and just when it seemed on the point of sinking with exhaustion and I began to contemplate the possi bility of a watery grave, I heard voices, and, looking over my shoulder, saw three colored men on a raft. I called to them and they came to my relief, and thus snatched us from the very jaws of a terrible death. My mule floated down the current and was drowned. I would not repeat that experience for all the wealth of the world." Production of Sugar and Molasses. The latest census bulletin gives some interesting facts as to the sugar cane production of the United States in 1879. The production of sugar reached 179,- 000 hogsheads, and of molasses nearly 11,000,000 gallons. Tbi is a remark able increase over the amount reported in 1870, when 87, 000 hogsheads of sugar and 6,000,000 gallons of molasses were produced. But the present yield does not compare so favorably with that re turned by the censua of 1860, which was 231,000 hogshead of sugar and 15, 000,000" gallons of molasses. The bulk both of sugar and molasses it the pro duction of Louisiana. In the present census returns this State is credited with nearly 11,000,000 gallons of mo lasses and more than 181,500 hogsheads of sugar. Its production of the former article has nearly trebled since 1870, and of the latter more than doubled. Mason In the Penitentiary, The Albany Argua says : Sergeant John A. Mason, convicted of a deadly assault on Guiteau, the assassin, reached this city at an early hour in the morn ing in charge of Sergeant Satles and Private Frederiok H. Gehrman, both of the Second United States artillery, from the barracks at Washington. He was not shackled in any manner. After breakfasting at a restaurant the prisoner was taken on a horse car to the peni tentiary, which is to be his home for eight years to come. He was received at the institution by Deputy Bigliu and Clerk Bowers, the papers were soon signed and the guards departed. The following record was placed on the books of the prison: " My name is John A. Mason ; I am thirty-seven years of age and was bom in Virginia, hair black, sound, able-bodied, five feet ten inches in height, color white, by occupation a soldier, habits of life intempeiate, mar ried, has a wife and child, reads and writes, has no religion, health good, and has been vaccinated." The prisoner was attired in a ser geant's uniform, but had been stripped of his stripes. He has a rather spare face, but wears a ' heavy light-colored mustache, aud weighs about one hun dred and sixty-five pounds. He was never in prison before. He is locked in cell No. 120 at present. He was allowed to retain his army blankets. He had not been in bed since leaving Washing ton, and was much fatigued. Almost as soon as entering his cell he fell into a profound slumber. Subsequently, he was placed in cell No. 127, on the sec ond tier, looking toward the east and adjoining No. 128, Tom Ballard's cell, Mason will be set at work in No. i shoe shop. No person will be allowed to speak or correspond with him until the lapse of one month. He appears to be a man of strong will and quite impnl five. lia wife and child are now in Washington. Bill Arp'8 School for Boys. Nature is the next study. Dr. Jenner was a close observer. He was the first man to find out that the cuckoo never built a nest, but always laid her eggs in other birds' nests. Do the boys know that when a horse crops grass he eats back to him, but a cow eats outward from her, because she has no front teeth in her upper jaw, and has to gum it. The boys have seen many a white horse, but did they ever see a white colt ? Do thev know how old the twig is thot bears the peaches, and how old the vine that has the grapes hung on to it ? Do they know that a hop-vine winds with the course of the sun, but a bean-vine always winds the other way? What timber will bear the most weight ; what is the moat elastic ; what will last longest in water, and what out of water ; what is the best time to cut down trees for fire-wood ; how many kinds of oaks can you count up that grow in this region, and what are they specially good for ; how does a bird fly without moving a feather or flapping a wing ; how does a snake climb a tree or a brick wall ; what is the difference between a deer's track and a hog's track, and how often does a buck shed his horns, and what becomes of them ; which ought to be the largest, the throat of a chimney or a funnel, and onght it be wider at the top or drawn in ? Books are a wonderful help, bnt a man ought not to be satisfied to go through life and be always on the bor row from other people's brains. He ought to find out some things himself, and leave a little to posterity in payment for alHhat he hast learned from othersjjbelter sorts vill often yiehl .quite as Atlanta Constitution. Visual Vaccination. Mrs. Robert Bull, who lives on Tona- wanda Creek, about seven miles south of Lockport, N. Y., became vaccinated under peculiar circumstances, and in a peculiar place. Her infant child was vaccinated in the arm, the bandage be ing secured by pins. Mrs. Bull used one of the pins to pick a stye on her eye. Soon the eyelids began to swell A doctor who was called decided that Mrs. Bull had unintentionally vaoci nated herself with virus on the pin. Her sufferings have been' of a most excru ciating character ; indeed, they are not yet over by any means. The affected eye has been treated with bran poultices in which laudanum was placed to help dull the pain. Mrs. Bud has not been able to see from it until a very few days ago, when the swelling went down enough for her to open her eye a little; even then she found the muscles of the lid too weak to lift it, and had to assist them with her finger. A slight film which has started to grow on the eye it is expected will be successfully removed ; and if the lady does not take cold she will probably have two Rood eves again in a few weeks longer. The other eye was at one time slightly affected with sympa thetic. inflammation, but it appears to be all right now. English Apple Tart. There is nothing nicer than an En glish apple tart if it is properly made, which should be as follows : Pare, quarter and core the apples, then slice them very finely into a deep difch, grate some lemon peel over them, and add some sugar in a small quantity of water; to make the crust flaky, take a pound of flour and half a pound of butter: place the flour in an earthenware basiu and break the -butter up into email pieces ; mix half of these with the flour, then slowly add a little water, enough to blend all together as you mix it ; take it out of the basin, and; having sprinkled the board with flour, roil it out lightly once as evenly as you can ; then take more of the broken bits of butter and place at intervals over the paste, sprinkle them with flour, fold the paste and roll it again, once more place the bits of butter on it at intervals, dredge it again, fold it and roll out again; repeat this process a third time ; then place the paste thus prepared over the apples, so that it covers the edge oi of the dish, and cut it exactly all round; roll out the pieces you cut off and make a strip to go over the flat edge, so that there may be a double paste all round j it, and to give it a raised appearance take Uio haudle of a teaspoon and press the edges lightly upward at regular intervals. Detectives Detected. Auother Philadelphia ring that of the detective: has come to grief. An exchange eays : The Mayor of the city, who fortunately possesses the power, has, with one exception, dismissed the whole force and appointed new men in their places. The charges against the accused officials are the most serious that could be preferred. It is alleged that they used their positions to ham per instead of to advance the interests of justice. It is charged that they were in collusion with criminals and shielded notorious outlaws whom they should have brought to justice. Thr iron collar of debt is usually so tight that it stops the free circulation ot credit. t'ABX A5D GARDES. SPlffifO WOBK OS THE PABM. It is time to talk about the work for spring, says a young farmer in the Bos ton Journal, and it Is time to prepare for warmer weatker, open ground and the busy days of seed time. Soon they will be upon us, and if we are not ready we may find ourselves hurrying all the spring to catch up with work that is a few days ahead of us. The good farmer h as probably taken time this winter to overhaul his carts and wagons, plows, folks and other tools which he will need to use in the early spring; has put them in good order and supplied all deficiencies in his equipments by mending or buying new tools in place o:t those lost, worn out or broken since last spring. If he has not, he should do so at once, as the time to do this cannot well be spared after the plowing and planting begins. Some, also, have drawn their manure upon their fields during the good sled ding we have had the past month, and in so doing they have got a good job finished. The loss by drainage or evaporation is probably larger than the earnest advocates of this method are willing to acknowledge, but it probably does not counterbalance the saving of time by getting it done when you would not be doing anything, and the saving of labor by the difference between good sledding or wheeling when the ground is frozen, and the drawing heavy loads when the ground is soft and muddy. It will pay also to take a bright, pleasant day in early spring for washing and oiling the harnesses, and putting in a few stitcheVhere and there if they are needed. The 'well oiled harness not only looks better and wears longer, but it enables the team to work much easier and much longer without getting galled and saddle-sore. If the team has had but little work tha past winter, do not put them at work too severely at first. A half a day at a time the first wee will probably save time before the spring work is over. And if you have economized this winter by reducing their grain while idle, or nearly so, increase it gradually, if you wish to avoid getting them "off their feed," or having them troubled with colic or indigestion. If you can remember where those places were that the grass seed did not catch good when you seeded last year, or those spots in the meadow where the grass was so thin as to scarcely pay for mowing, though not large enough to plow up, just soatter & little clover seed on them as toon as the ground seems to be thawing out. If done upon an inch or so of snow, just as the snow is melt ing, it seems to take as well as in any wav. It will also pay to sow a little phosphate at the same time. If you top-dress your meadows with superphosphate, do it as scon as the ground has thawed out, and before the spring rains some. When it is done, then pray for rain, arid if rain comes soon, you ma expect to see grass start soon after. Nitrate of soda or other chemical top dressings may le applied later in the season, if you are lucky enough to get a rain after they are pot on, but super phosphates produce the best results if used in early spring, and barn-yard ma nure eives best results when used as a top-dressing in the fall.. Before planting timo comes be sure that you have seed enough, and that tf good varieties, especially for the garden, for it is a waste of time, labor and ma nure to grow poor vegetaoies, wnen weTJScTwii provtTTuxuries, while the poorer kinds are like poor company, as likely to be worse tha n none as to be better than none. Take one day down cellar to throw out and carry away all dirt, rotten wood, decaying vegetables and other accumu lations that have gathered there ; brush down cobwebs, and Tilth a bucket of lime give the walls and ceiling a good coat of whitewash. No matter if you don't understand the business ; no mat ter if you have not got a whitewash brush ; take an old broom that the good wue has worn out and spread it on thick and strong. It will sweeten up the air in the cellar, tho parlor and the bed chambers (if your cellar is like the ordinary farmhouse cellars), and it may save yonr family from tha afflictions of fevers, diphtheria and doctors. While the lime is about you might as will give the inside of the hen house a coat of it. It will be a good thing for tha fowl, if you do. PKBMANEXCB OP MANURES. At a late meeting of the Elmira (N. Y.) Farmers' Club, reported by the Husbandman, ' the discussion turned upon the length of time during which a coating of manure will, benefit succes sive crops. One speaker said that was impossible to say how much of a heavy covering of manure is taken up by any single crop. The benefits are sometimes distributed over several years. The uncertain element in com puting the value of manure is this dis tribution through successive crops. Besides, there is something to be credited to the action of manure in re leasing fertility latent before its appli cation the changed condition that per mits crops to appropriate what was already in the soil, but not available without manure. Sometimes an appli cation of manure shows plainly through several succeeding crops. As a rule, he doubted if a good dressing is more than one-third appropriated by the next grain crop.' tStiter scirt that cabbage would take all the elements contained in a dressing of manure, and the next speaker declared that though it might take all the element it could appropri ate, there would be something lelt for wheat or oaU or corn elements that cabbage cannot use. The bent crop of wheat he ever raised was on laud that . . . a. -11 3 came into fiis possession alter u nttu been used steadily for oats so long that the crop had run down to twenty-two bnsheU to the aero. He fitted'that land for wlu-at, kinl g'jfc forty-four bushels. The oats bad txhaunted elements tbat went into their composition, but with out manure there waa something left for wheat. W. 8. Ctupenter, a meml er of the o'nb, rbjs : "Manurini; heavily is like eating a great deal. I take a great deal of food, but to balance the account I must work a great deal. If I fail to do that, there is a penally sickness. I may eat aud work, but, without the work, very moderate eating m better than full indulgence. 8- with laud if maun red heavily it must turn off heavy crops or the farmer who jajs the cost will got sick. Give me manure and I will try to get good ctops, bnt I have to try without full supply, for manure cannot be bought at huch rates us will profit in grain croj-s. Now I munt say that my opinions have changed some what about the ways of using manure to get most proiit out of it, but 1 have a rule that I can stand bj ; Get the ma nure in the soil, no matter ho, o it gets in the earth with a little covering. Once in the soil it is eafi ; there is noth ing to lose, I'ilo and rot, handle imi expose it, and there is waste waste, besides labor lost. I would rather have A 1 1 ., ...... two loaua raw, man rotted into one load; yes, one and a half loads raw than two rotted into one. For my use the soil will take care of all the value when the raw manure is put into it, and it will extract the fertilizing elements, no matter how raw the manure when it goes in. I do not aocept the theory that raw manure is not good for wheat. No doubt fine manure is better, but even wheat will stand raw manure in the soil, and if it doesn't take all there is in it, the next crop will get something. I do not believe any Bingle grain crop will exhaust a heavy dressing of manure, lobacco may do it, so far as the ele ments it appropriates are concerned, but even after that crop something would be left to support a succeeding gram crop and tobacco is more ex hausting to the land than anything else we raise." Education In Iceland. The correspondent of a Swiss journal thus writes as to this subject : " One would certainly have no trouble in find ing among the corps of teachers some men of great merit, even erudite, whose obscure and modest science is devoted to study and to the good of their conn try, without care for renown or the re gard of this world. I once asked a young Icelander, Who undertook the instruction of children who, from the distance of their dwellings or the pov erty of their parents, could not attend school? 'At the age of seven years,' he replied, all our children knew how to read, write and cipher ; among the poorest fishermen of the coast there is not one who has not received what may be called a good primary education Our mothers are our teachers, the boer (Iceland house) our Echoolroom. The nearest pastor has an oversight of the progress of the children, and that one who does not furnish the proof of f sufficient education would not be ad mitted to confirmation. Au Icelandic mother would not survive the chagrin of seeing her children refused by the pastor, and not a single example is known of it..' Ask the first child you meet who it was that tinaht him or her the history and geography of his court try, the name of the birds and flowers, and the invariable reply will be, Modre- min, my mother. Touching in its sim plicity and grandeur, and revealing truly the character of this sympathetic people ! At twenty-five the young man is profoundly religions, chaste, gentle and honest as on the day when at his mother's knee he was spelling out his first lesson. Can orie be astonished after this that in Iceland there are neither soldiers nor cannon ; that the art of robbing one's neighbor of his land is unknown ; that one sees there no police nor priaoa ; and that for cen turies one has lost the memory of every kind of crime ? A Taris Cabman Humiliated. A Pans caoman who would not be thrown over the Falls of Niagara by the indignant hackmen, was arrested for insulting and abusing a lady who had hired him to drive her to her residence. Having heard her Eay on entering his vehicle that she had been losing at cards, he stopped after driving a while, got down from his box, and insisted on p'aying bez'que with her for her fare. Partly amused, partly terrified at the situation, she agroed to the proposal and the cabman lost. Mounting his bcx, he drove her home, where, on her ar rival, she tendered him the fare. He refused it, saying that she owed him Eotl he insisted, -pretesting that she was not in the habit of play ing beziqne with hack -drivers. He was quite as firm, and she told him that if he did not take the money she would throw it into the coach. At this ha be gan abusing her, saying that he was as good as she was, and that she was in sulting his manhood by offering to pay him. A policeman coming up took him into custody. His defense was that she humiliated a citizen by not taking the stakes which ho had loot, and which was a debt of honor. The sensitive cabman had to go to prison for forty-eight hours. Coolness and Fortitude. The Izard County (Ark.) Register tells this story of the flood: A remark able case of coolness and fortitude oo carxed on White River, fifteen miles west of here, during the late flood. Mr, T. J. Goodlin and wife started from the raft yard, four miles above Calico Bock, in a small boat to go down the liver. Mrs. Goodlin had her babe in her arms, and the boat contained, be sides a lot of bedding, household uten sils, etc. At the mouth of Piney the boat upset, and Mrs. Goodlin caught the limb of a willow tree with one hand, holding the babe up with the other. The husband with difficulty swam to her assistanca, assisted her to a spot where she could barely touch bottom with her feet and went iu pursuit of the boat, which he found sunk in the slongu below, but was unable to right it alone. Johu Richardson happened to appear on the mountain above at the time, and hearing their cries assisted the man in turning over the boat, when he rescued the woman, who had biseu iu the cold water with her child for threo hours. Naturalization of Chinese. In denying tho light of natualization to Hop Siag, Conimisisioner Shields simply followed the law as it haa been bud down by the -Ualtod States Court in Ban jjrancisco, (Jiiiaas'o ana iow York. As amended in 1875 tho act of Congress provides for the naturalization of "alieiis bfing free whiio personn, aliens of At'iic:ai nativity and persons tf African descent." This Ktatute was inter preted by Judo Suwyi v, United States Circuit Judge in California, to apply only to the Caucasian or white race. Its provisions do not extencl to Mongolians nor to Indians. He ci!e3 tho debate in Congress t t-how thfit it was tho in tention of that body to exolndo the Chinese, irs decision has been fol lowed bj iher courts. This view is hel l not ' j be in conflict with the four teenth amendment nor contrary to the Burlingame treaty. In a recent case in Oregon, Judge Deady decided that a mu of half white and half Indian blood is not a white person within the mean ing of the naturalization law. JV. Y. Herald. Miik Epidemics. The liritisi Medi cal Journal nns tLe revelations made from lime to time by medical officers of l)0:lt!i describe s much ignorance aud neglect, and mich fatal sources of dis ease, that it is nut surprising that "milk epidemics " uro so numerous. Dr. G.iliii'.) haa been investigating tho probability of the spread of a certain epidemic which has just beeu visiting Leedn, Eng., through the medium of the milk tiipply. Ho has come to tho conclusion that the way in which some of the miik supplies are- stored in dirty houses, whrre all the usual operations of a v hole household are beiug carried out, with, in many esses, gallons of milk standing iu open vessels, is, Bim ply a ready method of spreading ty phoid or other infectious diseases. A Tripaxatlte Agreement A reporter called at the post offioe foi the purpose of looking up anything new in postal affairs. The man of news wst received by Mr. H. C. Harrington, Assistant Postmaster, who proceeded to entertain the visitor in that genial man ner for which he is noted. There beiug nothing of especial interest transpiring in tha postal affairs of the Bookies, the talk naturally turned into local chan nels, and as the Great German Bemedy, St. Jacobs Oil, is juet now occupying a large space in the public eye, it came in for a share of attention. When the reporter mentioned the nu merous cures which the St. Jacobs Oi! is alleged tohaveaocomplished in Lead vino, Mr. Harrington smiled approv ingly. Turning to his desk a moment to attend to some little affair of busi ness, the Assistant Postmaster looked up and said that he also had used St. Jacobs Oil. "I am an old druggist," he continued, "and used to be greatly prejudiced against all patent medicines, but I have latterly quite altered my mind with reference to some of them, and feel disposed to give credit where credit is duo. I contracted rheumatism in the posterior muscles of my neck, and also in the muscles of my ohest. The pain was quite severe. I had noticed and heard much that was favor able to St. Jacobs Oil as a specific for pain, and I began to use it. I confess that I did this as an experiment. But I soon found that it was benefiting me. Soon after bathing my muscles with it I experienced decided relief, and very soon I was entirely relieved. I regard the St. Jacobs Od as a fine specific for rheumatic pain." The reporter slso called upon Mr. N. Rollins at his law chamber in Fisher's block, and found that gentlemam im mersed in the plethora of business which the people of this city persist in loading him. Mr. Bl!iii had never used the Great German Remedy, but owned tbat he has such great confidence in it as a specific for pain that he keeps it in his house all the time for emergen cies. He could stata, however, a fact which came under his personal cogni zance which shows the Great German Remedy in a very favorable light. A lady residing next door to his honsa was attacked with rheumatism, and was suffering pretty keenly. His wife sug gested that she use St. Jacobs Oil. The suggestion was adopted, and the lady was cured by the use of less than one bottle of tho Great German Bemedy. Hearing tiaat W. S. Tobey, agent of the Pacific Express Company, had been using St. Jacobs Oil, tho reporter started up Third street to look him up. The man of news was pleased to see Mr. Tobey nt hia post of duty, dispatching business with his usual ease and rapidi ty, and looking as if ho had never had five minntes sickness in his life. When asked if he had ever used St. Jacobs Oil, Mr. Tobey straightway acknowl edged the corn, and said it was a good remedy. The firat time he had made the personal acquaintance of tho great remedy was when he had rheumatism in his left arm. He went he ma one night suffering severely and proceeded to apply St. Jacobs Oil, and was very soon completely restored. Last Sun day night, Mr. Tobey stated, he had the toothache. He wet a cloth with St. Jacobs Oil and rubbed hia tooth with it. The pain ceased almost immediate ly. He thinks it a very Hue remedy, and keeps it in the house all the time. It is quite evident that the Great German Remedy is exceedingly popular. stnd those who are suffering the dread pangs of rheumatism, cannot do better ohan give it a fuir trial. Carbonate Weekly Chronicle Lr.adville, Col. . After the Battle. I had my letter to write and post, and this involved a five-mile drive by moon light to the rear, across the most ghastly field which can well be im agined. I had some trouble in finding my carriage. 1 had let S it at a well de fined position on the battle-field of the day before, but to reach it I hal to walk for more than a mile over a plain where the carcasses of men and horses were not merely thickly strewn, bnt frozen into all sorts cf fantastic -atti tudes. The thermometer had been ten degrees below the freezing point on the previous night, and men only slightly wounded, who had not beeu able to crawl to their comrades, had been frozen to death. One man was stiff in a sitting posture, with both his arms lifted straight above his head, as though his last moments had been spent in an invocation, and it crave one a shudder in the clear moon light to approach him. Others were crumpled up in "a death agony, and so frozen. In places, many were together, French and Germans were mingled, not because they had been at close quarters,' but because the same ground had first been occupied by one and then by the other, pernaps, at an interval of lialf a day. I think I was more comfortable with bullets ringing iu my ears than walking amid the distorted shadows ot these dead and stiffened men ; and it was quite a relief to see a hav-stack on fire and a regiment warming themselves at it, and my prudent coachman within a comfortable distance of the ruddy blaze. Then comes tho hard part of tha cor respondent's life. I had still to diue. I had lived since the mornings coffee on a loaf of bread, which I had been ricking at all day ; then, to write my letter a good two hours' tak ; then to see that it was safely posted, either that Light or the next morning eaily, so as to give me time to get to the field for the third day's battle. And all this after haviusr been on a strain of exertion and excitement since daylight; and then the gentleman at ease in ijondon reads it all iu nis arm-cliair alter brea&rast lor a penny, or, at the most, two-penee half penny. Blackwood's Magazine. A Heavi Voice. A countryman climbed out of a wagon in Austin, en tered a music store, aud said he wanted to buy a piece of music for his son. "If yonr son is not very far advanced perhaps this would do," said the clerk, handing over a piece of sheet music. "Hoy much does it cost i "F.fty cents." ' Well, that's too low foi him. The last piece I bought for him cost seven- ty-fave cents. He s got a tenor voice, and I reckon a piece worth a dollar and a quarter at least will suit his gait." . The clerk accidentally found a piece' that was suited to a higher-wriwHl voice. and tho proud father shelled out the cash. Tub Carson City (Nev.) Appeal says: St. Jacobs Oil is good for rheumatism, neuralgia and a thousand different ills. Men who have traveled the world over, who 1 ave sounded all the depths and shoal of fortune, return in their moments between sleeping and waking to the firat happy scenes that greeted their infant consciousness. Torso or middle aged men suffering from nervous debility, loss of memory, premature old ai;e, as the result of bad habits, ehonld send threo stamps for Psrt VII of Dime Series Pamphlets. Address Woklo's Disr-ENSABI Medical Association. P.nfflo. N. if. Death anu liova are tho two wings which boar man from earth to Ileaveu. Jo.li llillltiK Heard Front. Newport, K. I., Aug. 11, 1880. Dear Sitters I am hero trying to bieathe in all the salt air of the ocean, and having been a sufforer for more thau a year with a refructory liver, I was induced to mix Hop Bitters with the sea gale, and have found the tincture a glorious result. I have been greatly helped by the Bitters, and am not afraid to say so. lours without a stmgs;le. JobbJBillixos. It ib csiancg that inaito brothers, but heaits that make friends. STisNfisTA.N 1 gvtosizko CKt Tonio, the only preparation of bocf ooutjiiiiii its entir nutritious properties. It is cot a more stimu lant like the extracts of Leuf, b it contains blood-making, foice-enorating aud llfo-sus-tniuing properties ; invaluable tor Indmestiox, Dxspkvsia, nervous prostration, and all forms of general debility ; alio, iu all enfeebled con ditions, whether "the result of exhaustion, ner vous prostration, overwoi k, or aouto disease, particularly if rtultln from pulmonary com plaint. Caswell, Hazard A Co., Proprietors, Row York, Sold by Druggists. Man has still more desire for bear.ty than the knowledge of it ; hence the caprice cf the work!. Dn. Fiekce b "Favorite Prescription" is the (ebiiit&ted wonuui's best restorative tonic. A Settled Case. A case was recently decided in a Canadian court which establishes an important point as to the rights of church worshippers. The defendant was a gentleman who rented a pew in a church, and was accustomed to sleep during the sermon, and worse than that, says the Chicago Tribune, to snore. The snoring was declared a nuisance by the brethren, and tOby sought to com pel him to give up his pew. He re fused to da so, and took his stand upon the fundamental position that he paid for his pew, that it was his own, and that he could do what he pleased with it. The brethren thereupon brought suit against him, charging him with maintaining a nuisance. The court decided " that a pjw is like a berth in a sleeping-car ; the person who hires it can sleep or stay awake, and cam snore or not, as seemeth good unto him. Furthermore, as snoring is not an act of volition, but is incidental to the re laxation of certain muscles, there is no malice or premeditated malevolence in it; consequently the snorer is not a vicious disturber of the peace of the church." The snorer has returned to his place, and tho brethren now threaten that at the expiration of the time for which he has hired the pew it shall no be relet to him. In answer the bold snorer says he will apply for a mandamus compelling the church to rent him the property. The case is an aggravating one, but it would seem as if some means might be devised that would make it so lively for the snorer that he would take himself and his trumpet elsewhere. A Fisher Caught " On my last trip to the States," said Mr. Arthur Fisher of this paper, "1 caught a very bad cold which settled into a severe case of rheumatism. I did not know what to do for it, so I resolved to purchase St. Jacobs Oil f r trial. Happy thought. I began applying the Oil, and in two weeks was as well as ever." Toronto (Canada) Globe. Passive goodness is of little use in the world. "Iaasmuch as ye did it not." Fob Homoeopathic Medicines only one centennial inednl was awarded at Phila delphia, and that to Boericka & Tafel, established in business si nee 1 835. Thoir New York establishment is at 145 Grand street. They make a specialty of Medi cine Cases and books for family use, and fir veterinary treatment. Send for de scriptive price list. It costs a mav more to be miserable than it does to make his family happy. Header, can yon believe that the Creator afflicts one-third of maukiud with a disease fir which there is no rcmedv? Dr. It. V. Pierce's "Golden Medical Discovery" has cured hundreds of caseji of consumption, and men are livini to-day boalthv, robust men whom physicians pronounced incurable, be cause one lung was almost gore. Send two etamps for Dr. Pierce's pamphlet on Consump tion nnd Kmtfrrd Affections. Address Wobld's Dirpessaby Medical Association-, Buffalo, N. I. A womam often thinks bhe regrets the lover Wtei she only rejrrets the love. lIuuibuuKetl Attala. I saw so much said about the merits of Hop Eilters, and my wifo who was always doctor ing, and never well, teased me so urgently to get her some, I concluded to bo humbugged again; and I am glad I did. for in less than two months' use of the Bitters, my wife was cured, and she has remained so for eighteen months since, t like snch humbugging. H. T., St. Panl. Pioneer Press. Gkosth is better than permanence, and p9rnjBnPTt prowth is better thau all, Elsrht "Hundred Thousand People. There are already booked for passage to thit country in iomz neany a nair nuineu people and it is estimated that 800,000 will emigrate from Europe and Canada to the West aud Northwest. In consequence of this vast thronir, the "Al hert Lea Roxtte" (Chicago, Bock Island and Pacific Railway) Las been comoellea to put upon its line au additional Fast Express Train, composed of mon elegant day ana nignt curs, leaving Chicago at 11 a. m and reaeliing Min neapolis early the next morning in ample Ume to allow mono going to inonnern Minnesota, .Dakota or Manitoba to omnia tneir urea Kraut and make the connection for all points North or Northwest. ' This train is run especially to connect with the new express trains which the Northern Pacific, and Bt.-Fant, Minnepoli MHt MaoitxHm raih roads (the latter connecting with the Canadian Pacific at St. Vincent) have just put upon then line. The regular evening express train from Chi cago will be run as heretofore, and make con nections from Minneapolis for all points in the territory named above. Itis important, and travelers should bear il in mind, that there are no carriage transfort by the "Albert Lea Route, " passengers being landed in Union Depots at Minneapolis and St Paul. This is the route to travel over for ture con nections, and is the pleasantest and most com fortable line in the Iforlhieest. The trains of the ''Albert Lea Route" Ieav Chicago from the depot of the Great Rocl Island, the old favorite with travelers destined for Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona ant the Pacific Coast Send yonr address to E. St. John, Genera Ticket and Passenger Agent, Chicago, and oh tain our new illustrated Westebn fa ail. Rheumatism. There has been no medicine for F.heamatism ever introduced that eqnali Durante 8 litieumatic Remedy. It is as sure to cure as the seasons are to follow each other. Many of our prominent men in public life here have taken it with great success. We unhesi tatingly recommend it. Washington City Re ptiblican. Sjld at all drug Btore3. 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If not in need of reniediu-s send for our ' Hints lo Ladlea," winch icivej novel and iritureatln Information for taiiien only. It will j.leane you. Free. AildresH M'm. MA K A II J. VAN III Uh, BeciyUuii lUt FranWln Slreut. Uuilalo. H. X. RIEUiAT Si FACTS ABOUT UMBRELLAS. ..v .hut the nmhrellA In vented shortly after the flood, nuci has been thif' least improved upon oi an appuuin-o comfort, the shape being now as it was In thoa youthful days of the world. An umbrella Ja much like a pigeon aa to the question "".P06"8 ion the last one who (rets it own it. 1 he rot--lowing fnew atxnit umbrellas perlnPy the UM one may serve every reader a splendid purptwe) sooner or later: To place your unibrellain u racit. indicates that it is alxmt to ebanije owners. A umbrella enrried over a woman, the man gettlugr nothinifbut drippings of the raiu.indicatescourt ship. When the man lias the umbrella and tbo woman the dripping, it indicates marriage. To carry il at right angles under your arm signifies that an eve is to be "lost bv thelnnn who follows vou. To put a cotton urn brella by the side of ainicj silk one signifies that " exchange is no robbery. To lend an umbrella signifies that "I am a fool." To curry un umbrella just high enough to tear . out men eyes and knock off men's hnU, signifies "I am a woman." To go without an umbrella in a rain'storm shows I am sure of getting rheu matism, and will have to Use St. Jacobs Oil to get well." To keep a fine umbrella for your own ue and a botlle ot St. Jacobs Oil always in the house, in ease of rheumatism or aecidcut, would. tiguily thtti.you are rem puuuuyuciv n-J. .n3i .-.mmnnicntion to the editor of the "alera T ls.) V"''' ows how on artist treated hi" visito'' " 1 would have accepted your kind invitat on to ri.lt ou in your new quarters with pleasure before th& yd o y Mmj. Mr. Klieurnatism, ponnerd ns,Vonn hYo He arrived last F rf.lay, nd, w.' "out s toppmi sto send up his card, rahcd nl and,. ns, m fJJ the hand with such a grip that Itl a. KSLf"'J my hand and wrist were- so badly swo. ,c." painful that I felt as though one of Sir. W"', coal teams linrl run over me. Mr. Rrieiimaw '"J has been a constant visitor of mine for tertTK.1 vears ; he nhvavs swells and put on a great man airs, making himself at home, devouring mysuo stnnce and leaving me poor in flesh and pocket. Last winter he came and staved two months. J then decided that the next time he came I would change his diet. 1 was somewhat at a loss what to feed him wilh, but finally concluded to givo him three square meals a day of ST. JacobsOiL morning, noon and night This faro he is dis gusted with, and is packing lip his trunk and win. leave by to-morrow or next day; says lie cannot stop any longer, as he bus pressing business else where. He is a treacherous fellow, and he in tends visiting some of our Kulcvn friends: ir ho does. Just give him the same fare that I did and. he won't Hup long. J. S. LETAVuCtt. MUSICAL READING FOR THE MILLION 1 Ditm ,d Co. pubh'nh a very delightful m nf tt-xwiardandntv books, denignM to iirf,in nn at tractive litrrary lorm, all needed information nboiH mum'cal history and torn portions of the study f mtutic. Town Libraries J?S;:3 people of the community by adding these books ta theirliats. . , D ry Kv-i nnra is remembered in the BimrrapW nUllldl cal Vomnnceof BEETnOVj: (S'.'O), a-d the Romantic Biography of MUZAUT (41.76). Both c'.osely follow facts Tl-ickl altarc ot MLNDELSSOrTN (S vols, I lit? L-C llC IO each 1.76); MOZART (1 vols, each H.toj let us into the Inner life of the I IIS L.IV6S chopin m.6i, of wiTTs. 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