YTEA. VINO THE WEB.
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
Followed afar the swallows flight.
Aj soon as the day's first tasks are done.
While yet I am fresh and strong,? said
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
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
And young Love hid by the waiting loom,
Tanglin; the threads as he hummed a
Ah ! life is so rich and full," she cried.
" And mora is short, though the days are
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
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
Bo, one by one, the hours passed on,
Till the creeping shadows had longer
Till the house was still, and the breezes
And the singing birds to their nests had
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
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
It is growing too dark to weave !" she cried,
As lower and lower sank the sun,
bue dropped the shuttle ; the loom stood
The weaver slept !n the twilight gray,
; Dear heart ! Will she weave her beautiful
In the golden liht of a longer day !
Jn.iA C. B. Dob.
His Eminence's Watch.
"WHTTB HAOIO BEFORE THK POPS ASS TBS
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
'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
"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
"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
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
" 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
"You are playing a very sorry jest,
"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
"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
"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
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
"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
" Good gracious me, sir, you did not
consult me before destroying the watch.
Do what you please; it is no concern of
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
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
"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
"Your Holiness shall be immediately
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
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.
Sights Like tbat of the Flying
Dutchman Explained by an Old
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
' 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
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.
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,
A womam often thinks bhe regrets the
lover Wtei she only rejrrets the love.
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
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
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
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. Price, one dollar
six bottles for five dollars. Write for free cir
cular to the proprietor, R. K. Helpenstine,
Washington, D. C.
Quick, complete cure for kidney affections,
irritation, frequent or difficult uriuation. tl at
druggists. Prepaid by express, 1.25, 6 for
S5. K. 8. Wi-i.t .T-rf)T City. N.J.
Mabkied ladie3 will find in " Dr. Llnd?ey'a
Blood Searcher ' just what they need. It pro
duces health and strength.
Never let a cough, cold, or croup go too far.
On tho first svmptoms send to yonr drngelst
for -Dr. Sellers' Congh Syra ." 25c per bottle.
0mnn' Prrpnrnl Cnil Ijlver OH nn4 I.lmp.
The best medicine for the Lungs. Bold by all Drus
Sisu. Depot, 18 7th ave., IiewXork.
I afflicted with sore eyes, use Dr. leuc T' ojapson'i
EVK WAXEK. Urumaets nell It: 36a a txmie.
Tn BoTriAT. Ratfs for adver iaiuu In thls raper
nr.H- tn titA imbliHker of the iaier. V 1
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lates, only harmless stecinrs prociaimea oy cience,
relieve at once.cure within four days. Box 1. mailed
Genuine lias red seal and signature of L. A. Pabts A
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..v .hut the nmhrellA In
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least improved upon oi an appuuin-o
comfort, the shape being now as it was In thoa
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