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VO BAB V IS THE HOUSE.
For forty month our youngest one Has bepn oui hearts' delight : The first to gleet the m uniug sun, The last to Kiss at night. She's driven each cloud from our minds, Each flown from off our brows : How close icaiinl the heart it winds A baby in the house ! But vesti r.la -. as on my knee She e"'heled in childish play. And I said "eorgie. tell to mo How Bain- is to-day?"" ''Me ain't a nn y ! M.'s a dirl !" Exclaimed (lie litt'e mouse ; And is it so. and is thtre. then, No hah.vin tli-- l.ouc? "Tis true the eri'n is put awiy, 'J h- ert'epin'4 dresses, too ; A small form stands upon a chair, ''Sv. me's as hig as you !' The ruddy cheek. the bright blue eye, Most nanny thoughts arouse ; But still tli, re's something that I miss A baby in the house. And thou rh with love and pride I see My oliiidivii lder grow, Stii!. ns tie v i;,n 1 lvsid.- hit knee, My though; wi! b i.-ku.-ird go ; And white I the nioy lios Ati I p'v-.-s th- f ir you??g brows, I miss no i.-s whai I have lost A baby in ' ! !u n-r ! Ditto n TTT rfa Jin 111 ' Hi! LU TlieMstit ot t'ie tirivit Slit!.-. AmO'i" the stories :v:d traditions of the "Notch," curr.-ut nt the Wl it Mountain liot is, is the following of the fatal storm of the 28th of August, 182(3. the same tint caused the tremendous avalanche which overwhelmed the Willey family. A relative of Cr.pt Stiilitip-s the vet- rrtil stuif-iin'-cr tut. I cr.tiie ot Ctlcn Ellis and t:ie .ne 1 was then living at what is now the village of Upp r Bait- let', tea miles bt low the old Willev house. Though nt that time hut a girl eleven Tears old, Miss Stillmgs, afterward Mrs. Coffin, distinctly remembers the inci dents of that eventful ii;ht. "It had been a cloudy day," she savs "witb.feg and gentle showers, but not enough ruin to raise either the Sawver IUver or Stouv .Brook, lnt ween which our newly-cleared farm was situated. "Father said there w ould not be much raiu ; but just after sunset the clouds gathered very heavy and bhwk over the mountain-tops, and it suddenly grtw dark. There were si veral wrv bright flashes of lightning, and terrific thiuider. The rain poured tremendously a'"d con tinued ; it seemed to rain harder and harder as the evening p ssed. "Father then had a nie- ! ck of thirty or forty sheep. Tut v were iu the field near the house, kept there so that they might be safe from th - It nrs. About nine o'clock we heard them bleating and crowding around the door. Thev wanted shelter, or else were frightened at the storm. "Father lighted the lantern and went out to get them into the barn, and lie had me go with him to hold the light. It rained in sheets. The water jnntreil off the eaves of the bam in such torrents that he could not see the lantern through it, and thought the light was out. '"When we entered the house the folks said, 'Hark ! hear the water run ning into the cellar !' "Before we had our wet clothes changed for dry ones, my little brother, Leauder, who had peeped out of the door, exclaimed that the water was over the doni-sfep! The brook, or else the river, had ('owed up about the house, and at oi-t a'ouf that time we began to krnr a i: . i ambling noise, which eontinu-.i after , Vt.rv f(.w minutes. I" "" " ' - ?.!- -;"!.-, . - y j ...... cam n I ...:' render " pur. look stair.-. i i - r and put th" tir to lose it, for w Water .; ,i lowu-tairs awhile, up in the ov'u so as not had no matches in those days. "We had been w-st.virs only a few minutes, wh n we b' ..in to hear heavy thumps agai ist the h.ais- ; and r- mem ber h-ariiig fit'u-r fo'.l ni 'tiier that it was drift wool coming down the river. "A httle later tie r - cam- a dreadful jolt, and the house lurched over, and then 1 egan to rock like a cradle up and down. Mother caught the candle and hold it, to"teepthe candle-stick from up Setting. "The rocking and cracking of the tim bers of the house continued for as much as two hours, and then stopped all at once, though we could still hear the water rushing by; a'-id now and then a ' slide' would nimble like distant thun der and jar the earth. " The younger children fell asleep ; but I could not slep, and about one o'clock I heard father tell mother and Mrs. Gray that the storm was over and it was starlight. Not long after he went part way down stairs and teld us that the water was not so deep iu the room below. "But it was not till after daylight that the water settled so that we could go down stairs; we then found that there were six to eight inches of sand and gravel on the lloor. The wat-r had risen to the bottom of tin1 windows ; but it had not quite reached the oven. " Father got a shovel and scrajied out the sand, and he now told ns w hat had made the house rock so and why it had stopped so suddenly. The underpinning had w ished out on one side so that the house tipi l down at one corner and kept bumping on a flat rock. But a large biivh tree had washed in and Wedgi d itself betwixt the rock and the :1I ; that was what stopped the rocking motion. "We found our hog out in the field brae- d with his back against a stump, he was alive, but looked as if he had had a hard time of it. The sh-ep were alive, too, lint seene-d half drowned. They had got out of the barn, which had partly fall-n, and been washed away with all the hay and grain. Onr potatoes, corn and beans, out in the field, w-re all washed out, or else so covered with giavi 1 that we could not find them. "OiirllooUofgo. se was missing', too; Imt the next day we found them sitting on the river about two miles below oiu- f.i "My older sister's husband, Nicholas Tuttl , was the first of onr neighbors who came to our farm after the storm, lb- foiled a largo tree across the river ami walked over on it. This was Tuesday. The next to con,o was a man named Bar ker, who h nl spent Tm sday night alone nt the Wiliev Hou-e, farther up the Notch, fb' toid ns that there had been an awful slid.-' up tie r , and that the road all along for three or four miles was filled a hirnlr d f- t deep with earth and rocks and trees. o sai l h- could not find any of the Wiley family, and was afraid they w. re all kill-d. But. fath-T thought that perhaps they h id gone to Abel C:fiw!ord s, a the head of the Notch. Barker said th it tl ie tro s and flirt wrf pil. d up thirty f.-. f high .,11 r ill d the house, and that the bam w s partly carried away. IT he ml the cat tle lowing insid and had let out such of them as were m.t erush-d; but he had not seen any truce of any of the folks. VOL, X. NO. 31. "He told us that the table stood 'all i- t e l :i. -n-i... ,, nu nines inai ii'in ,m it. , in-o ( mollnr beard that she cried out. that: tliev were buried and were all dead; and : tho U,,it',1 Statl s Fish Commission h, r prediction proved Imt ton true." j st'11"0'1 ,ut,'1.v for California with a pas Tiie C apt. Stiilings above mentioned. I scnger list of young rish numbering was but a bov ten Years old at the time : 1S,Di0. The car in its appearance, and of the disaster. That night after the man Barker had come dow n through the Xotch and reported the slide, a party of a... 1. . i. . 1 1 i. 4... ! oi sou its iiinsrereu a:ai went up te ...... .1.. . .see,, am, u j.ossioie, u.c ieie oi u.e Will, vs. V on: ' c.i.i o .1 e,:o : . . ..... 1'ios. was oi.e ot tins partv. and the lad. X ek, felIowd thi-m without perinis- sio t tor lie was v. rv ai'xious to see what had h ipjxMied. The party found the trail very much obstructed by slides and uprooted trees. All the log bridges over Sawyer Eiver and the other mountain torrebts lai.i been sweit away. Th-ir only means ciossiiig was to feil ft lofty tr"e aero-ss the streams as they cam" to them. Nick, tr:iilit!g along just out of his father's sight behind the party, had to get across on these trees as best he could, and this after it grew dark was a perilous exploit for a boy of that age. It was near midnight when the search ers at last reached the Willey house. Darkness and silence as of death brooded over the place, aney nauooeu, out there were no answers, and at length they went into the house and lay down on the beds till daybreak. By daylight the place presented nn appalling appearance. The house, al most by a miracle, had not been buried by the avalanche of rocks and trees. A large boulder a few yards above hael caused the slide to divide into two streams as it rushed downward into the bed of the river below the house. One side of the bam had been torn down. Above, and almost overhanging the house, on the upper side, rose a con fused mass of trees, turf and rocks to the height of thirty or forty feet ; and along the slope where the farm had been cleared, and filling the bed of the stream and the road, the debris was piled in truly awful confusion. The whole side of the lofty mountain for over a mile had been uwept bare ; and along what had been the road below, the tree-trunks and "scurf" were heaped to the depth of a hundred and even in some places a hundred and fifty feet. The whole gorge piescnted a truly fright ful spectacle. On the night of the catastrophe there were at the house Mr. Willey and his wife, aged thirty-eight and thirty-five respectively; their five children, Eliza, Jerry, Martha, Elbndge and Sarah, aged thirteen, eleven, nine, seven and five years ; David Allen, a hired man of about Mr. Willev's age, and a young man named David Xickerson, now just coming of legal ag , whom the Willoys had brought up : in all nine persons, not j one of whom cseap d. icar !, nooa mat 1 I'-" anv trnee -,vas V. ";,!,,, '. "VI 1 ,1. . ' , : i, ncre j.oii ovi rhung, just above the house, by seei g a swarm of tli s gather ing there and going in and on. He crept iu for six or eight f- t, and while iookiiig about saw the hand of a man protruding, jammed betwixt two enor- The men imm-. diatelv beo-nr, d;.,o-;r,' ,wav the d.-bris, and soon came njio'i the oody of David Allen, the hired man. Close Ik -hind him lay Mrs. Willey; both w re badly crushed. Near the mother wasf aiad the body of lit ? 1 F.Jbridge, and not far away that of th j young man, David Nickerson, all were shockingly crushed. Next day the body of Mr. Willey was found beneath the timb, rs and logs, in the brock below the wrecked barn, and not long after the body of Eliza was re covt red further down the brook. None of the other children were found; they were probably buried deeper in the slide. The bodies of the unfortunate victims were buried for the time near the house, but were, the following December, re moved to the burying-ground at North Conway. It is supposed that they heard the thunderous crashing of the slide and ran out of the house, hoping to reaedi a camp w hich Mr. Wilh y bad built at some dis tance below. But while the house from which they were il-'eing r niained un touched and is standing to this day, the luckless fugitives, and the camp for which they were running, were buried deep within the avalanche. The moss-grown debris of the slide may still be seen about the old house, which is a point of interest to many tourists. It was a number of years sub sequent to 126 before the road through the notch was again opened. Fires were kept burning for several successive summers, to burn out the enormous piles of trees which lav in the ravine. Bo,b the State of New Hamp shire and th-State, if Maine appropriated large sums to aid m reopening the road; for even as early as 1S2(! the highway through the "Notch" along which the railwav now runs was deemed nn impor tant thoroughfare ltween the two States.- - Youth's 'miipanii,n. The Little Corporal. Another queer story is told of Prince Napoleon. One of the Great Napoleon's Old Guard, a survivor of Waterloo, who lived in a small, French country town, always refused to believe that his be loved "Little Corporal" was dead, and stoutly maintained that ho would come liaok to lis own one day. It so happened that many years ago, w hen Prince Na jMileon was still a young man, he ha; pencil to pass through this town. Some practi cal joker came to the Waterloo veteran, told him that his Emperor had actually comeback, and I d him to the street through which the imperial escort, was moving. i rom a carriage window a bareheaded man was r spouding to the salutations of the crowd, and the man h id the face of the First Napoleon. Tin old Guardsman gave a cry of jov "Vive l'Ernpereur !" and fell to the ground. He was lifted up lifeless. IIf.rb is a warning that is a warning to smokers. A gentleman in Cincinnati Ii viag purchased a cigar and lit it. pro c ed. d to walk along th.i street w.th the l.nlv jiccompa. ving him. All at once h fe,l down a. id became pelf cllv rigid It was some tim before, he recoveie :. The lesson is, of course, to avoid Ciucinu.iti eigiirs- A Tank on Wheels. v "le "l t,:,mc cars belonging to ! to a large extern" in its internal arrange- j ; ments, resembles modern sleeping car. i '. There are the compartments at each end. ! To fh, i-o,n mmii.npfi.Lii.i 4- 1... - j-1 '"n, 13 o.,,ni.i ne ! ..n..i ... , ' . i.... w .. - , ,,,.o , 1 nere is a tune uxed netween two seats, ,i-ob h.,,,..-;,, 1..,.,. .,1.,.,-., T!. I , ., . . . , , . . , ., . : anove tile two ice taniis. wlneli are built upon each side of the passageway, and are us, d w hen nccissarv to cool the air j that passes through the fish tanks in the car. is utilized for pigeon holes. Th compartment at the other end is used for a kitchen. The central part of th ear has ii ai-'e nrniing through the o .rtiv. and. iu place of the seats on pneb side, are w ide wooden ledges about three feet high, on which are placed the tin fish tanks. Berths like those in sleeping-cars are along the side for the use of the superintendent atid his assistants. The dining table is placed in the aisle, with seats in the ledges. The human passengers, as well as the fish, live in the car. The fish are not placed in the tanks filled with water, as the motion of the train would dash the water about and destroy many lives among the young passengers. Instead, about twenty fish are placed in gallon tin piuls, and these pails are put in the tanks, and then the latter filled with water. With the carp, however, the water in the pails is suffici ent, and the motion of the car tends to the circulation of air in the water, keep ing it fresh. The attendants, however. renew the water every eight hours, and keep a careful watch to remov any fish that may have died. The percentage of fish lost by death is, however, very small. The fish do not complete their travels when they leave the car. For instance: The first stop which will be made by this car will be at St. Louis, where fish will be left for applicants residing in Missouri and Arkansas. From this point pails of fish will be sent nil over the States In express at the expense of the con signee. Waxhinyton &(ii: War oh Cigarette Smoking. The petition of Principal William Stephens of the Wyoming Male Gram mar School, Philadelphia, to the Board of Education, calling its attention to the alarming prevalence of the cigarette "craze" and the general use of tobacco among the male scholars iu the public schools, bids fair to prove one of the' most iiopular measures yet suggested for its suppression. In his communication Principal Stephens states that the public schools of Philadelphia contain at least 50.000 pupils, a large proportion ot whom are addicted to the use of tobacco in various forms. "1 : 1 t." '. eoiitiimos, , v, , r . .bat since the institution of the cigarette, the use of tobacco aiuongour boys has in creased to an alarming extent, and, if not checked, must necessarily intlict up on them all the evils that are sequences of s i pernicious a habit." One of the means by which this re sult may be neeomiished is through ":l" Jl,1IU- The Three R.'s. Rend. Reflect find Resolve thftt y u will never use intoxicants or tobacco. Intoxicants greatly shorten life. The follow ing table, prepared from a series of careful ob s. rations miale by Mr. T. G. P. Nelson, of London, c ntraats he "Expectations of Life" for teinjiiaate and intemperate persons : Acr.-s. Ti-inperate. Int.1mjerp.te. Loss of Life. 2u 44.2 yrs 15.5 vis 21.7 yr 3D 3.5 Vi'K l:i.8 Vrs 22.7 m 4ii 2S.Svrs ll.fi "vrs 17.2 vrs 50 21.2 vrs 10.9 vrs 1(1.3 vrs I'll 11 H W l ,-v.j T. 1 vr "My idea"," said Mr. S ephens. '"is to i keep the form constantly before th? young under our charge. To that end, I have i lasted it on the inside of the cover ' of every text book used m my school, so j that the moment a lunik is opened the! pupil sees the good advice staring him in the face." The Benapartes. The London Tiiutt publishes an authoritative statement regarding the interview on Tuesday at Farnborough between ex-Empress Eugenie and Prince Jerome Napoleon, which, it says, has cleared up some private misunderstand ings existing between the ex-Empress and the Prince aud has led to the formal recognition of the hitter as the head of the Bonaparte hunily. The ex-Empress was not called "u;-ou to express any opinion of her kinsman's general policy, and could not, consistently w ith the line of policy adopted by her while sojourn ing in Great Britain, do more than assure her cousin of her best wishes for any constitutional action he may take toward bringing about a plebiscite. The r. eeut visit of the ex-Empress to Paris was a mark of sympathy with Prince Napoleon on account of his illegal arrest, not of respect for the views of his manifesto. She disclaims participation in any unlawful or clandestine enter prise against the llepublic. The Prince, on his part, states that if a popular vote should pronounce for a llepublic, he should bow to it. The llepublic has n. ver yet, he says, polled a clear ma jority of the registered electors, and it is therefore governing merely by virtue ot the popular apathy, it the I'rnice is banished he will come to London. He has no intention of abdicating his posi tion in favor of his son. The latter was not privy to the issue of the manifesto, but there is no antagonism between him and his father. Saloons Our Wkst. The saloon li cense question is occasioning consider able excitement throughout Iowa, Council BiulTs proposes to exact a fee of S."i00, Waterloo is wavering between 300 and goOO, Ottumwa and Charlton have al- r ady fixed upon !I,(hni, fort lo,(ge charges $.r00, and the i, umber , f saloons has been cut down from twenty-three to five; Humboldt has a few saloons at SoOO i iich, Jefferson has only two, and eh: rg s them 1,1100 each; Crcston Iijls eight, with the highest fee of all 1,50!); and Bone expects to limit her saloons to five. SnriFNTs Disr.iissip. Eight mire sophomores have be, n order, d to n ave How, loin College, Ilrnnswick, Me., im ii! diatelv on aec.iint of tie ir connection with haan-. This makes twelve that have been obliged to leave within less than two weeks. MOttRISVILLE AND HYDE PARK, VERMONT, A MSTAISLE PIONEEi:. ; Th.. True Siory ot I'nmniT, .loliimy Apple- eed find Jonathan Chapman, better known as "Johnny Appleseed." was born in Bos ton about the year ITT-j. He early drift ed to Western Pennsylvania, where in its wild frontier life his mania for plant- . , .;r i ..... .... ; ot the rapid sttlementot that wilderness out for the West. In lie soon pushed out for the West. In 1801 he visit, d Ohio with a horse-load of ' anolesee'ds winch n 1 -I i 1 . T 1 . naei gainereu irom . ' L th eider presses of Western l'eunsyl- vama, Ho nlanteil ma see, is on me ierine j nn fi,(1 1ini-s ,,f the T.iokiiiff Creek. "!'") ' " In 1S0G he was seen by a settler drifting down the Ohio river in two canoes lashed tog. t her. and loaded with appleseeds, destined for the Western border of the ttleni.aH. He often planted as high as a bushel of seed in ono locality, then inclosed the spot with a slight fence, or guard of brush, when be would leave the place till the trees had iu a measure grown. Planting one stock of seeds, he re turned to Pennsylvania for another, which he gathered from the cider presses in different places. He first carried the seeds in linen bags, but the dense under brush hostile with thorns and briars made leathern bags the only safe ones for his purpose. Sometimes the bags found transportation on the back of an old, 1 iroken-dowu horse, but more often on his own sturdy shoulders. He was a man of vigorous muscle, and great en durance, or he could not have stood the long, weary journeys through the lonely and trackless wilderness for so many years, journeys hi which he was loaded like a mule ascending the Andes. He always planted his seeds in some remote picturesque spot, and there let them grow to be claimed by the settlers, whose homes sprang up in the isolated clearings. In this way the wilderness was made to blossom like a rose, and the founda tion was laid for that immense growth of fruit trees whose yield to-day forms so important a part of the annual products of the great State of Ohio. When the trees were large enough for sale, Johnny cither sold them or left them to be sold by some settler tor him. In this business he was as methodical as a merchant. The really poor got trees for nothing, of others more able he took old clothing, some meal or anything he could see, in exchange. Of those able to pay he demanded money, which he was seldom without. He usually took notes payable at some indefinite period. This done, he paid no more attention to the matter; quite often it was the last time he ever saw the giver of the note. His wants were few, and he cared little about momy. He used what money h got in buying Swedenb-Tgian books which he crave to th setM -rs v,-t,. b , ... i . ., i i . v. r-. ot"i- (tot p. '! poor An eli I, liiiuiu io-r.-. ..:. -ii hi. pity. Buying up ol 1 broken-dow n horses and leaving th, m in charge of some one who was pledged to care for them, was an other part of this strange man's mission. ' He had at times quite a drove of aged and maimed horses under the care of some humane farmer. Inflicting p in on i a dumb creature was with him an un pardonal 1 sin. This sympathy extend ed to the smallest animals, even to in sects. He put out the fire in the camp iu the woods, because the wind blew the mosquitoes into the Ham , Haying as he i quenched the blaze: "God forbid that I ' should build a fire for my comfort which i should be the means of destroying any j of His creatures." He once built a fire ; at the end of u hollow log in which he tended to pass the night, but finding a bear and her cubs occupying it, he re moved the fire to the other end and slept in tl snow rather than disturb the Jt.nJ-s A snake having bit him, a friend asked him iu regard to it. Johnny drew along sigh and re died: "Poor f. How ! he only just touched me, when I in an ungodly passion put the heel of my scythe in him and went home." While at work in the woods a hornet got underneath his shirt, and although repeatedly stung by the enraged insect, he deliberately took ofl his shirt and liberated the intruder. His friend laughed at him and asked why he did not kill the little imp, to which Johuny replied: "It would not be right to kill the poor hing, for itdid not intend to hurt me." lie lived the roughest life, camping out in the woods, or, if sleeping in a house, occupying the floor; his dress was an indescribable medley, composed of cast-off clothing he had taken in ex change for apple Trees. In latter years this second-hand raiment he thought too luxurious, and wore as a principal gar ment an old coll'ee s ack, in the bottom and sides of which he cut holes to thrust his head and arms through. He thought this a cloak good enough for any man to wear. He seldom wore shoes except iu winter. For traveling on rough roads he wore a rude pair of sandals. He bought no covering for his feet, used old cast-off boots or shoes, generally un matched, and wore them while they would stick to fiis feet. He wore his dipper in which he cooked his mash while traveling. But it failed to shade his face from the sun. Hence he made a hat of pasteboard, with an imm 'lise peak in front, and bent down at the sides to protect his face from the heat. He leda blamelessand moral life, and likened himself to the primitive Christians, lib-rally taking no thought of the morrow. This conviction made him at all times serenely happy. At one time an itiner ant minister holding forth on fb,. public square in Mansfield was denouncing the i sins of tins hfeand pride iu dress, and ex- claimed inquiringly: "Where now is the bare-footed Christian traveling to IToav jon1" Johnny, who was lying on his j back on the ground near by, took the I question in its literal sense, raised his .bare fee t in the air, aud vociferated: "Here's your primitive Christian !" to j the discomfiture f fb,. well-dressed mis i sionary. The physician who was present at his dentil was heard to inquire what, j was Johnny Appl-secd's religion; ho had j never seen a man iu so placid a state at , the nppronch of death, and so ready to enter upon another life. TuEltK are two sides to a question. Often a train) is on one side and a niau with a pocketful of money on the other Foresight in Faming. Every farmer shouid hiwa a memo-randum-liook in his pocket, n which should be jotted down oertaiu items of labor, whenever he may thhk about them. Then, when he may lie m sitathig aa ti what lie or his emph yee. can do advantageously during .some pleasant day, the record of items will nt fail to render him valuable aid. Th farmer who does not take such thouglt for the j iuturo and plan operations for w;eks and j months, !inJ sometimes for yeas ahead. . . . will aiv.v:5 be grumbling that lis work is behind its appropriate seasm. Let me illustrate by experiences turn real life : A near neighbor was nlwuyi at the tail end of the revolving seasois. Dur ing winter he would go several times with two horses and sleigh mot than live miles to the grocery store to unike a few purchases ; and perhaps lie would take two or three ViHgiuij of gram to mill. But, in spring, when the wheeling became about as heavy as possible, he could be Seen drugging a heavy load of grain to mill to be ground for feed. Weil, when the sleighing was excellent his grain was not thrashed. By being bwhind, he sus tained losses iu several ways. Bats and mice destroyed bushes of his grain. His domestic animals suffered ami grew poor for lack of the food and comfort which they should have received from the straw. If his grain had been thrashed at the proper time a team would have been able to draw fifty bushels wheu the sleighing was fine, with less fatigue than they eould haul ten bushels over muddy road. Auother neighbor had commenced plowing, but soon learned that the old stub of a plow-point could not be made to enter the hard places in his field, so he hurried off to get a new one. During the winter he had been in the city sev eral times, when he could have purchased the share, and thus saved half a day and ninety-five cents for his fare on the c:u-s. Two weeks after his grass was fit to cut he took out his machine, but before he could start it he was obliged to go to the city to procure a new knife for tlnvL-ut-ter-bar, which required another half day and ninety-five cents, besides oihcr losses. By being " a day behind " he failed to get his hay ready for the barn in time to avoid damage incident to a drenching rain. Kaiu continued, and the weather continued lowering and unfavor able, until his crop of hay was rendered almost worthless for fodder. If he had not been behindhand that one day, which was spent in fitting up his mower, every pound of hay could have been secure,! in prime condition. That loss in the value of his hay by being damaged by a long rain amounted to more than $10. When the vernal seed time had almoit passed neighbor Tardy woke up to a Keiise of the propriety of sowing millet on a ft-w acres. So he started for the city to ptrr'h'-, nrd. But just befor, period of wet weatbc:set in, which reu d red it necessary to iu.-f.-r sowing until the hitter part of May. Sowing late, im-m-.diately after a long period of wot weather, which was succeeded by a drouth, was the cause of a light crop. The reader can perceive, at a glance, how much one day hi the winter would have facilitated the farming operations of that laggard farmer, and how many dollars would have been gained by way of a larger crop, if the s -ed had been purchased and ready f. r the soil as soon as the ground was prewired. "Take time by the hair," said Kos suth. "Forecast with care," say we all; remembering that the liest returns are to those who keep a little in advance of the most appropriate period to plow, sow, cultivate and mow. S. E. F. A Western Mining Town. Tombstone is the very latest and live liest of the mushroom civilizations in un likely places which have been so often seen to gather helter-skelter around a " find " of the precious metals. They live at a headlong pace while they go ; draw around them v.iid mid lawless spirits; confer great fortunes here, the suicide's grave or that of the victim of violence there. A school of literature, hi Bret Harte and his followers, has arisen to celebrate their extraordinary doings. Ami with the rapid advance of population aud conventional ideas they must shortly disappear from sight as ab solutely as the dodo of tradition. While things go well with them, prices of com modities are hardly considered. No body haggles. The most expensive is that which ismost w'anved. " Diamonds --two -hundred -dollar watches and chains Lord ! we couldn't hand 'em out fast enough," says an ex-jowcler, de scribing his expei i , ,e at one of these camps in its halcyo.i days. "Cham pagne wasn't good enough for me then." says a seedy customer, ".fter his discov ery and sale of a rh-h mine, and sighing for a repetition of the event, not to make provision for his old age, but that he may have one more such glorious "spree" before he dies. Sometimes this rush of life departs even more quickly than it came. One fine day the lead is exhausted, there is no more treasure in the mine, awav fl v the hetero"vnoous elements, and the town, be it never so well built, is h i t vacant and desolate as Tad m or of the Wilderness. Tn a Nevada mining town, once having some thousands of inhabi tants, Indians are living in abandoned rows of good brick houses, which they have adapted to their pui-p'scs as far as possible by knocking out the doors and windows and punching holes in the rool. JtirjH r'.i Miinllili. Production of Pig Iron. The American Iron aud Steel Associa tion lias received reports from all the makers of pig iron iu the United States, aud officially announces that the quantity of pig iron made iu 1SS2 was l.ti-oo'-.'S tons, which is almost half a million tons more fhan ever before made in one year in this countrv The oroihiction of 1SS1 was 4,1-1 l.'iol'tons: The production f the different kinds of nitr iron in 1SS1 and 182 was as follows in gross tons 1HS1. lsl'. P.itnmiiioiin. Anthrneite. . Chiuronl . . . . . .2.(i-J."..t 1 -ils.tMV .'. 57M, .')'.) 1 2.17i;.S5a l,s2:t.:c!s (.'J.l.l:!!! Total 4.144, 'iu4 t.l.vr.d The stock of pig iron held unsold in the hands of makers at the close of 18S-J was JlKt.Cnri tons. At the close of 1881 the stock on hand was 188,ii00 tons. A tlr vote When two people agree to get married. THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 1883. OX HIE JIISSISKIPPI K1VER. The lu.stn.honl!H Wlio 1 1 nn (lit; the (' argot's ol' the ISoatN. The deck hands on the Mississippi river steamers, says Frank Wilkeson, in a letter to the .Sun, are stalwart men. They work under the direction of the first mate, a white man, of course, who has a grutr voice and a hickory club. They work on the jump. They move on the run. They an- steadily sworn at, and the least sign of insubordination is promptly quelled by the active mate, whom constant practice has made per fect in club exercise. These mates are snappy, nervy men. They are ofteu shot at or otherwise in jured by the negroes; but they always "get away with the nigger." The cot ton on a landing stowed on the bSat, the gang planks are raised by machinery, uaiu, if It io Tiigbt, the electric lights are turned out, and the tired negroes fall on the cotton bales and are instantly asleep. Two, three, four miles, and then the hoarse whistle of the steamer resounds throughout the damp, heavy air. In stantly all hands are on their feet, alert aud active. If it is night, a blaze of light shoots forth from the electric lamps, and all is light as day. The boat swings to the shore; the immense gang planks are lowered. The instant the plank touches the laml a column of Mack men nui up it, and before the last man has set his foot on shore the first men are rolling cotton bales down tho plank. There is no singing over this work. The work is too arduous to rejoice over. And there, standing over them, is the mate, cursing and nervously sw inging his club in a suggestive manner not calculated to cause a nero to burst into song. The last bale on board, the gung plank rises, and down fall the exhausted roustabouts fast asleep the instant they strike the cotton bales. Oh, how I pitied them ! Aft., r the steamer 'eaves Vieksburg on her down trip, no wore large quantities of cotton are taken on board, that dis trict belonging nnd.T the pooling ar rangements to other boats. The down trip is one of idleness mostly. There are a few mad landings, where lean and appareutlv empty bags are delivered to dirty -looking white men, the postmasters, presumably. Aud there may be a few packages of merchandise or some "plun der" belonging to black emigrants to bo discharged or shipped; but of work then- is none. After the last landing above New Or leans 1ms been made, the roustabouts march to the outside of the office to re ceive the pay due tnem lor xue irip. The barkeeper is iu the office with his account book. The mate is there with his time book and his club. He calls through the open window, into which manv pairs of black eyes inquiringly look. ntinie of the man on the head , .f the list and the amount due him. The ! .p .. out the sum the man : h -i.y. T;:ar at.Kaoit is d duet. d from the roustabout's wages, and the remainder is handed to the mate, who counts it to satisfy himself that it is correct. Ti en, glancing at the negro whose outstretched hand is thrust into the office, he drops ihe broad silver pieces into his palm, generally accom panying them with a pleasant remark. These mates abuse and knock the ne groes about, but they see that justice is done to them, and they allow no other man to abuse their hands. The negro grins in reply, and hastens below deck. He clambers over the cotton bales in eager haste to the mess room of the roustabouts, and there he prepares to play "craps," the national game of Africa. As the other hands are paid, they, too, eagerly clamber over the cotton bales, and the game is at once begun. "Craps" is played with dice. They are shaken in the closed baud, and with a swing the hand is opened aud the dice roll along the dirty table. The game, I am ashamed to say, surpasses the mental powers of white men to grasp. I met no white man who understood it, and I utterly failed to understand the explana tions "of the negroes. This is more hu miliating as a "wild nigger," fresh from an alligator swamp, thoroughly under stands the game, and plays it skillfully. The edge of the fiery desire that pos sesses all black roustabouts to gamble is taken off with "craps ;" then Spanish monte and seven-np are indulged in, and the gambling never ceases until all the money is in the pockets of five or six of the most expert gamblers. These men rush from the boat the instant it touches the wharf at New Orleans and hasten to the lair of the tiger. When they escajK from the clutches of that animal, they ro, ,,r l to il re penniless. l ne uii-u on i-"-' -fore the boat arrives at New Orleans for the avowed purpose of having them gamble and lose their money, so that thev will be ready to ship again. Smoking is strictly prohibited outside the cabin n all steamers when they are loaded with cotton. Pre-eminent iu en forcing this rule are the black roust abouts! Stories are told of their throw ing black offenders into the river for this wrong that endangers the life of every person on the boat. The negroes dread a tire. I suppose they realize that they .. ,.n 1, .,ve lo stand back until all the HI'lll white people wore rescued, and that their chance of escaping would be very small. I asked the mate if his steamer had ever been on tire. He told me it had. 1 was curious to know how- the blacks behaved iu the presence of so grave a danger, and inquired. "Well," he re plied, "the last tire broke out in the hold, caused by some deck passenger smoking. When the negroes saw the smoke curl ing up from the bales, they became panic-stricken at once. They rushed forward to wlu re I was standing, crying, Fire! Fire! Fire!' I shouted to the pilot to keep the boat in the middle of the river; then turning to the negroes I told them they could tight fire, roast or drown. I clubbed them into obedience. Tn less than two minutes we had the hose laid aud four streams of water play ing. I took nine bides of burning cotton out of the hold and extinguished the lire in less than ten minutes. How those niggers bragged ! When they realized that their lives depended on their subdu ing the lire, I uey iougnt wit li reckless d. termination. If the boat had ever touched shore, or even got near enough to have made the attempt to swim to it through this cold water probably suc cessful, every luan of them would have feft the steamer and she would have been lost." Smut in Corn. S. W., Hudson, Mass., writes: "As it will soon be time to think of planting, I should like to see the matter of smut in corn more thoroughly discussed. If I can find no preventive of smut I shall be inclined to discontinue the planting of corn. I may say, first of all, I have seen more smut in one season hero on half an acre of corn than I saw altogether in the first fifty years of my life in other States. In the spring of 18S1 I saw it stated that soaking the seed in strong pickle or brine would prevent smut. That spring I put my seed into pickle as strong as it could be made with salt and cold water. I intended to soak the seed twenty-four or thirty-six hours, but con tinuous rainy weather prevented the planting some eight or nine days, during which the corn remained in pickle. That year I had about the usual quantity of smut. s this corn was piauteu on out corn ground, I thought that thus might have much to do with the smut, but last spring (1882) I turned over sod ground or greensward, .and noticing in a paper that soaking the seed in a solution of blue vitriol would kill smut, I soaked the seed as directed bv 'the paper, and yet the smut was as plentiful as in the years before. I think, in fact, that it was more thoroughly diffused among the corn than usual. In cutting a little corn wliich I cured for fodder, I think I threw out fully six or seven per cent, of the stalks as worthless because there were, perhaps, half a dozen spots of smut on on each stalk. From my experience I feel justified in asserting that neither brine nor sulphate of copper is any pre ventive whatever of smut." I'rpti. Your conclusion, although at first sight it may seem reasonable, is not a just one. We may say virtue is a safeguard against vice. That seems reasonable, Imt there is not enough vir tue in the world to prevent vice, because vice springs up in thousands of quarters where virtue does not appear. Now, without the steeping of the salt or the sulphate there might have been 20 or 50 per cent, of smutty stalks, while with it there was only (i or 7 per cent. The fine black dust is the seed of the smut, and that is scattered profusely by the winds everywhere and will remain in the soil for year, until it finds a corn plant to grow in. The pickle only kills the smut on the seed and not that which is in the ground ; but if the seed is cleansed from the pest so much is saved. It is known that pickling the seed wheat does pre vent smut in wheat, and the practice is very common. We don't understand all about smut, although we know it is a fungus and grows from seed ; but whether com, wheat, oat, oniou, and all other smuts are the same or forms of the same jiant we do not know. Nor do we know yet a complete remedy against it, although we do It i ion- tha; ' : i ' saiTc( ,i ,p,.-r sulphate, lime and other cor-n,;--.. s, ,;u;".o;:- we cm 1- "II it on the ,, .ir.l so prevent th.- seed from cer i the b.fe-tio!i with it into the sell. How to get the soil free from it, when it is infected by the myriads of smutty ears and stalks left in the fields or thrown in the manure yards, seems to be a seri ous difficulty. If every smutty stalk or ear were burned up it is very certain that we might in a few years become wholly free fri m the pest, because a new supply of seed would be prevented. It is as certain we can rid ourselves of it as that we can get rid of daisies or other weeds if we try to. jV. J". Times. What Hen Xeed Wives For. It is not to sweep the house, and make the beds, and darn the socks, and cook the meals, chiefly that a man wants a wife. If this is all he wants, hired ser vants can do it cheaper than a wife. If this is all, when a young man calls to see a lady send him into the pantry to taste the bread and cakes she has made; send him to inspect the needle-work and bed making; or put a broom into her hands and send him to witness it use. Such tilings are important, and the wise young man will quietly look after them. But what the true man most wants of a wife is her companionship, sympathy and ; love, ni, ..1 1,0 m,.i! ilrcurv l)lllCP3 in it and man needs a companion to go with' him. A man is sometimes over- ! token by misfortuue; he meets with fail- ure and defeat; trials and temptations ' beset him; and he needs one to stand by j hun and sympathize. j He has some stern battles to fight with j -ii. .,.,.1 i rir with enemies ana wim sin, ""i he needs a woman that, while he puts his arm around her and teeis that ne nns something to fight, for, will help him fight; who will put her lips to his ear and whiser words of counsel, and her hand to his heart and impart new inspira tions. All through life through storm and through suushine, conflict and vic tory; through adverse and favorable winds man needs a woman's love. The heart yearns for it. A sister's aud a' mother's love will hardly supply the need. Yet many seek for nothing further than success in housework. Justly enough, half of these get nothing more. The other halt, surprised above measure, obtain more than they sought. Their wivos surprise them by bringing a nobler idea of marriage, and disclosing a treas ury of courage, sympathy and love. A Chinaman's Moral Ledger. The idea of posting one's good and bad deeds in a ledger, so as to be able to strike a balance now and again, with a view to determining onw's chanc. s in the next world, is one that would be hardly likely to occur to any one but a Chinese. In the last number of the Chincxr Ii -((( r Mr. Scarborough, the author of the interest ing work on "Chinese Prov erbs," gives us an extract from the run ning account kept with the g, his by one Ti-Chun Tsung, which is unique in the annals of book-keeping. On the debit side we find the entries: "For being at variance with my brothersthrough listen ing to my wife's talk, 1,000; for unduti ful treatment of my wife's parents, 100; for smoking opium ten times, 10." The numbers indicate, of course, so many black marks. Per contra, we find on the cr-edit side of the account: "For bury ing a poor friend at my expense, 1,000; for carefully nursing my sick mother, 30; for making' my wife join me in meritori ous works, 1(10." If nursing his own mother is only worth thirty good marks, losing his temper with his mother-in-law is decidedly dew at a hundred bud ones. TERMS 81.50. JAY GOULD'S FLAX. An Exti-imive Tar in llie Ensl l'ropnM-d Ilis Inn-rcsi in Certain S:o,-' guild Opinion ill llu- .Uiirkel. All interview with Mr. Jay Gould is printed in the New York Thnm. in which he is reported as saying if his yacht is finished by next June he will probably sail a month alter. the yacht will ac commodate a party of twenty besides th, crew. Mr. Gould does not yet know wh, will accompany him. He will winter next year in the Mediterranean. His ol ject is to visit the East and India, and his second winter will Vie passed in tl latter country. He does not know how- long he will be away, but has arranged his attain) so that everything will go on smoothly. Being asked if he thought his absence would have anv effect on the stock market he said: "Not the slightest effect. I have not been an active operator in stocks for two yea a. I am inteu ted in certain cor porations, and am f-on tented with tboLie." "Shall you take any active interest in the market or business affairs while on j-our trip ?" "I do not propose to think of business while I am away. I have put things in 8rj"g shape so that they will run along smoothly until my return." He was asked if he proposed to "get out" of Western Union, and said: "My interest in Western Union is sim ply as an investment. I neTer had an important voice in its control. Ex-Governor E. D. Morgan, Augustus Schell, Dr. Norvin Green and Harrison Durkee have long been the controling spirits of Western Union. Ex-Governor Morgan, who died lately, was tho second stock holder in it. He told me Saturday, the last day that he was down town, that it was the soundest investment he could think of. I was much saddened by tire news of his death." " There is another story that you eon template taking control of Union Pacific again." " I am a director of the Union Tacifi and I have a moderate interest in it. which I do not expect to part with. Th. geutlemeu who are managing Union Pa cific, Messrs. Dillon, Ames, and Atkins, are among the soundest praeticid busi ness men we have, and I can suggest ne. improvement." " How do you regard the market ?" "The outlook is good so far as the business of the country is concerned. The exports are larger than the imports, and the balance of trade is running largely in our favor, and likely to in crease during the coming summer. The changes in the tariff ami the effect on the commercial and manufacturing interests are unsettling. The action of the State Legislature adds something to this fccl- j ing, but it is only a ripple. The coun- j tr w ol uo on and keep grown, f " . i ou iciir uioasier V ' I "No, I do not. The country is too ! rich, i do not think there will be enough. secai in s macie m me ue-.i i .-. to supply the regular home demand. There are now less of the dividend-pay- IT- 11 -.1. L 41,,.,, T l.rtXTli ing stocks m an- sireei -i "- ever known before. The securities are held for investment. The Government has been calling in its bonds aud that money has gone intodividend-paying stocks and bonds." "How do you look upon American securities ?" " I regard them as the best we have. " And American railroads ? " " The American railroads are equal to the best roads in Europe, both in respect to equipment and superstructure, and are built at less cost," "Do you think there is an excess of railroads ? " " I think a percentage of the new roads are useless. Competing parallel roads axe a waste of capital. The majority of the roads, however, are pretty well situa ted and will pay." Xegro lteligious Songs. According to white authority here, the religious song first published years ago by Mr. Harris, the "Uncle Eemus" of the Atlanta Constitution, and entitled ! " Uncle Benius's Revival Hymn," is ! laro-ely derived from actual lines sung by norrroos nlld cleverly lUllted. It dlt- fors from all the other negro hymns 1 lnTe heard in having variations of the chorus. As perhaps the best negro ijma ever printed, two or three of its characteristic stanzas, given roughly from memory, may fitly close these se- lotions : -.e. v. l.n wli.n flp prpnt dnv rnmM. " - " ... ; Will le tootin' of rle trumpets an' le rollin' of tie drums? Full many a poor sinnsh will he cotehed out late" An' flu' no lateh to de golden gnte. CHOBCS. Pen conic along, siniinh, if yer roniin' ; Ole Satan in louse and a huiiimin' ; Sin is sharp a a hamhoo hri, r ; O, Lord, fetch de mourners an higher. O, do song of salvation is a mighty sweet Rong, An' de paradise wind blow swu't and blow Rtrwng, An' Ahiam's huzzom. tis de, p an tin wnle, An' right dele's de spot dat de darkey ought t.) hide. CHOHVS. Pen don't he a stoppm an' a lookin'. If ver fool wid ole Satan ye'll get took in. Yell hang o'er de hrink and get skunk in, So don't he a stoppin' an' a lookin'. Origin of the IiiniKlalions. General George 15. MeClelhm, who. before the war, resided in Ohio as a rail way engineer and is familiar with the topography of Cincinnati, said to a re porter that, in his opinion, the priniury cause of the destructive overflowing of the Ohio Kiver, was the cutting down of the timber on the streams which feed it on the mountain sides of the Alleghany ranges. This denudation allows the waters to rush down in torrents into the larger atlhients and so into the main i .. .. :n il. .. i... l. 1 . river; wnereas, ii iuc miosis u;iu re--mained standing, and been cut with care, the water would have been restrained. What he knows of the situation leads him to believe that the inundation is now too widespread to admit of any effectual remedy, but in order to the prevention of these terrible and devastating floods t is in the first place essential toestnblisl and enforce forest laws such ns now exist in similar cases in Europe, where the re plantation of timber is made obligatory and goes on as fast as the cutting of the trees. I r is a cohl ilav -when the mercury gets left i the bulb to the thermome ter. Iekdl,ewomn'h motto: "They (.Vim, like Shadows, Sew, Depart." I'twk. A FEW XEVrSPAPEK JOKES. TUo llHlloll Iloii--. ISnton 15iil!ad-Tu Jdn lin. I!ic. A TliCE EOSroX BiLLLAD. The maiden h id eoal-hiuel; even and hair, , ?(. irn liri'tvK fih-ittll, jnrk mi'l '-i.') And -.lie I " -tl ssly stood by the side of his chair, With exare.-sioulcsd face ami perfunctory mien. Ah me ! that souls should grow hard and chill 1 ( Erotrn 'ovfird, fish-liall, ivrk awl 'ni.') That erstivhile joys should e'er ceasu to thrill That duty aud custom from rupture wean ! iVinsome and young was the damosel, ( Drown hrrwl. Jitk-hall, f.nrk and Ijrnn!') But the pulse on her heart lay as asphodel. And the salt tod had mui theied her life'a 'Sir Knight," the murmured, "what in't you wish ?" ( llroicn bnail. fish-ball, port: and lit an.') Fair ladye, I'll feast on the Sahhath dish ; And see that the meat he not too lean. "Bring me, also, good store of the flatulent fruit." ( llrairn In i-ad. flah-'iall, I'Crk and hi an!) With speed my belu-st see you execute, Or iu anguish of famine I'll perish, I ween. ' I should smile," thus the maid, with a weary sigh. ( Hi-inrn I irn id, fish hah, perk and bean!) Hot for hollow a-ons, with mirth huve I No eomniune held on this drear terreue. "Of the flatulent fruit is depleted our store ;"' ( llri'irn bread, fish-hall, pork and bean.') "And of fat or leau we have left no more ; But hie you to Smith's, where all three you may gkan." Boson Sat. Ece. Gazette. AN UXFOIITISATE DUELIST. A French lauded proprietor and a colonel of dragons had & deadly quarrel; blood only could wash out the insults that had passed between them. .Both men were eccentric, to a degree, and they agreed that lots should be drawn, and that the loser should at once proceed to some retired spot aud shoot himself. The next morning the opponents and their seconds met at a small cafe outside the town. Lots were duly drawn, the landed proprietor proving the winner. The colonel took his bad fortune calmly; he wrote a few lines on a piece of paper, which he handed to his second, took nn affectionate farewell of all. and forgave his more fortuntate adversary, m a Christian gentleman ought to do. He then, accepting the loaded pistol, moved steadily into an adjoining room and closed the door. The others remained breathlessly awaiting the detonation which was to convey to them the finale of the tragedy. At last it came ; eagerly they ran to the door of the fatid cluiro- ier, when it was thrown open, and the supposed defunct stood on the threshold, rasping the smoking weapon. " Ileav uis, gentlemen,' exclaimed he, with a '.land smile, "is it not unfortunate ? I uive mi-s. d myself !" Quiz. THAT'S WHAT HE WANTFT). A man who hid been purchasing a horse and cutter was yes tor, lay speeding he animal up n..d down Park street, Detroit, the J 'rrr J'n s.l tells lis, whnU 11 policeman said to him: "That's four tim,s y-'U haves been racing up and down." "Yes, ju-t four." "And you want to quit, or you'll get into trouble." " How ?" " Til complain of you." "What for?" " Fast driving." "At what rate will you swear that I was driving '?" " At least eight miles an hour." " Will you. honest lujun ? Wid you nnT nt oio-lit ?' "I will, and the Pccorder will fluo you three dollars." " ii-"g;'.1 t'.p man as he Tilled out bnTand extended it, " take this and do me a favor. Make complaint that I was driving at least eight miles au hour, and have me fined for it. I bought this old beast for a four-mile-nn-hour horse, aud if it gets around among the boys that he can step at the rate of eight I can 11 him for 25 in cash and a second hand overeoat ! Go and enter complaint to-day, so that it will be mentioned in the morning papers, and don't forget to say eight miles au hour eight miles ou your solemn aflidavy !" an editor's hakd ixck. Some editors seem never to have any sort of luek. An exchange relates that a country editor, who accepted a gross of cough syrup in pay for a patent medicine advertisement, undertook to catch a cold in order to put the syrup where it would do the most gxd. He went out on the frosty ground in his bare feet, got iu n heavy perspiration and then sat hi a eld draught, rode in the cars at night with the window raised 1 ut without avail; and now he's discouraged, because he doesn't know how to utilize his medi cine. Cincinnati Commercial Oaztite. HIS SHARK GOSK. "It may be bad news to you since you have invited me to 'smile,' " said Mr. "Bob" Burdette, the humorist, to a Pittsburg J'oM reporter the other day, "that I have become a total abstainer. I reduced the matter to figures mid found out that to each man is allotted one bar rel of whisky; and by dose calculation.I discovert d that I had drank a barrel and a half. In other words, I had drank my ow n and half of some other man's barrel. I am too honest to rob anybody, especial ly of the whisky wt; get now-a-days, and therefore have quit drinking whisky en tirely." That Settled It. Among the hills of Northern Connec ticut are many quaint characters, sol emu in mien, stnnly and honest in their dealings, but w,th a vein of n -.deriving humor that crops out daily in their cou- v, rsation. A mo ig tliein was one J S . or File! Jesse, as he was I. :n:ili:.liy Called. I'.iliy iu lite he stlld- !,-, i liar, 1 to lit 'inns ii lor me liiini.-iry, tnd when hethou'.'ht himself perfected. c.lled on old Father P , a noted iptist minister of that day in S , i i-i, I,-,. u ,1 toi l 1 1 mi in- niiisi t uner jireacu me G, spel or die, and stated his wish to be examined. Alter a rigid examination, Father P leaned lis head upon his hands and remained silent for a few mo ments ; then suddenly looking up, he aid, "Mr. S , I'm really afraid you'll have to die." Boors Coffee. A physician rented his stable, in Chicago, to some men who said that thev desired to roast over atraiu some coffee that had been damaged bv wetting ; but he soon discovered that they were engaged in treating worthless coffee with poisonous chemicals, so that it could be deceptively sold for the very best Java, He informed the Health Board, and one of the largest grocery firms iu the city has been exposed as the rial promoter of the fraud. Bi'.t'KMJssNF.ss. The fearful loss of life at the burning of the lVM-ihtwlmtf circus, Kussiu, a moi th ngo is said to have been due in a large mensnrn to the fact that, it being New Year's day, hfilf the audience mid all the firemen were drunk. The tire originated in a large open caijk of kerosene which stood nt tho entrance to the stables and from which the lamps were refilled as often ns they , ut out. One lump hanging above the cask fell into it, and in a moment the J building was iu a blaze.