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THE FAUJI AND HOUSEIIOLD.
FUli Food for Pnrmcr. Tho introdtictlon of German carp into tho Unltcd States, a ilsh thnt will llirivo nnd grow fat and savory on dc caying vegetation, ls a progro.islvo step toward utlllzing tho mlllions of small water tracts thnt disllguro tho farms of tho country. It is a raro ex- ccption when a hundrcd-acro farm has not a ponu, or a pool, whcro llsh cul turo cah bo mado to lloitrlsh, if not wlth tho beauty, wlth moro than tho valuo of tho harvest acrc Fresh fish for brcakfast is a great rarlty upon a fnrmor's tablo. This is tho moro strango when wo considor that niany of our most fertilo farms, cspcclally thoso east of the Allogheny bclt, lio along tho great wntor coiirsos, or aro f urrowed by streani3 that will yiold a bountlful supply of coarse, but good llsh food. Fish-culture, by its rapid, economlc progrcss during tho last decade, has placcd ut tho will of tho furmor a means of providlng for liis dally needs wlilcli ranks in importanco with tho raislng of ordinary farm prodticts for liomo consumptlon. Why the farmcr has not found this ont long ago it is easy to oxplain. Tho pursuit of llsh culturo has bccn alinost cxclusively conllned to thoso who niay bo classed, without offensc, as professional llsh culttirists. Theso gontlemcn liavo jnade llsh -culturo an art, from a knowl edgo of which, tho farmcr, with his acres of water area, all ready for tho seed, has been debarrcd. 1 et all theso ycars ilsh-raising, for domestic use, has romained one of tho simplcst prob- lems that over a farmcr was called upon to solve. Given a pond, a fow flsh, a shovcl, a lew hours labor, witu twelvo months of patient waiting, and you havo your crop, wlucli, with caro, will bccome an nnnual one, without the uso of plow, harrow or seed bag. Tako tho carp as an illustration. lf you havo a natural pond, covormg at least half an acre, with an outlet and inlet, its grcatest depth at least cight feet, with a shelv ing margin, you havo your fish farm. Send to tho llsh commission of your State for a supply of carp, which will bo f urnished to you f reo of eost, oxcept that of transportation. Placo them in your pond, feeding, if needed, with the scraps from the kitch'en, or better still, with tho curd of sour milk. In twelvo months there will be a crop ready for tablo use. Fish, liko cereals, must havo pro tcction. Before planting tho carp, see that tho pond is eleared of all other kinds of llsh, and of frogs, both of which will soon eat up tho young llsh, as well as the spawn of tholarger ones. Tho young fish havo other enemies, fuih as the kingfisher, the blue heron, ducks, water rats, etc, against which they will need protection. l'ut no other fish in the pond with carp, but if you crave a varied fish diet, and havo another natural pond, or tho chanco of making one, put a few dozen catlish or bullheads in it. This lish lrotects its young, and increases with great rapidity. In a separato pond may be planted tho largo-mouth black bass, or tho yellow perch may be raised. Allof thoabovo named llsh will live and thrivo in ponds with a muddy bottom, and their growth in size and numbers will be dependent upun tho food and fresh water supply. Tho carp is a vegetablo leeder, and will requiro little food so long as the pond is well filled with aquatie plants. Tho other fish feed on minnows, frogs, the larvaj of water insects, fresli water crustacea, and such other animal food as comes within the reach of their rapacious jaws. By tho judicious culturo of a small frog presorve, sulli cient food for the black bass can bo raised with a surplus of delicious frog legs for privato consumption. Amvri can Ayriculturist. Farm and (7ardpn Notrs. In fat animalssoventy-five to eighty fivo per cent. of tho total ash constit uents aro found in tho bones. Now is is tho time to feed charcoal to turkeys. Mixed with their soft food it assists in tho fattening process. Don't forget for a minutothat honoy put up in tho best shapo will bring the higest price, and find tho moat ready sale. A carp two inches long was put into a pond two ycars ago at Gibson, Ga. ltecently it was caught and found to weigh thirteen pounds. Spent hops, if propcrly dried, aro said to bo an exccllent and healthy substitut'o for feather downs in bed ding. They havo been used for that purpose many years. A largo fowl will mako moro meat than a small one, but requires a longer period in which to mature. Earlyma turity in hens is of moro importanco than sizo or weight of carcass. Vegotables, liko grain, seem to pass through a sweating process when placed in a heap, which guides them in largo quantities to bo careful of tho temperaturo of tho cellars and store houses in which they are kept. They need not only a temperaturo suitablo, but also moro or less ventilation in tho heap. If you haven't got your manuro all out yct you can topdresn in the winter or spring, spreading evenly from a sleigh or wagon, po that tho entiro surfaco of tho land gets tho strength, as tho rains and tho melting snow wash it out beforo tho brush, drag or harrow, at tho opening of tho season, can bo used. J. J. II. Gregory, of Marblehead, Mass., carefully collected tho castings of worms daily for ono season over a given area, and thoy moasurcd nearly a quart to tho squaro foot, or enough to raiso tho surfaco of tho land half an inch. IIo also, by oxperiment, shows that an acre of land may contain six tons of worms. , A bin for kecping potatoes may bo jnade of narrow strlps, wlth a apaco betwcen thom, nnd having legs to raiso It nbovo tho cellnr bottom. It may bo mado of any desired length and cro3s-boards may bo put in to separato varieties, if prelerreii. An arrangement of this kind will prevent injury from dampness and provido thorough ventilation. Don't whitownsh tho bark upon tho bodies of fruit and orhaincntal trees. Wo aro at a loss to know for wliat pur- poso somd pcrs6n9 tlius coat tho bark of fruit and shadc trecs about their premises, unlcss it is to mako them look nicc. It certalnly does them moro harm than good, as it servesto obstruct tho respiratory organs, and in a mea- suro provcnts a thritty growtn. Tho femalo moths of tho cankcr worm cannot lly, but. as thoy hatch out in wnrm days at tho boginning of spring, thoy crawl up tho bodies of anplo trees to deposit their eggs. Ilenco it is of no uso setting traps for them to fly Into; but a band around a treo filled with tar or printers' ink will stop their progross, and with somo watchfulness they may be easlly destroyed. Kainit, or Gcrman potash salts con- tains about twenty-llvo per cent. of sulphate ot potash, foprteen per cent, of sulphato of inagnesia, twelvo per cent. of chloride of magncsia, thirty thrco per cent. of common salt, fifteen per cent. of moisturo and slight traces of other mincrals. Tho amount of iuro potash contained in it is about twelvo per cent. From 200 to 400 pounds is a fair application for . an acro of land. The New Hampshlre Mirror and Farmer recommends that fino salt bo sifted over cattlo from head to tail about this time, and ngain later in the season, as a remedy against lice. About a pint to each animal is sufiicient. A correspondent who tried tho remedy selectod a few animnls for experiment with tho salt, and omjtted its uso on others, and tho result was that thoso that wero salted wero freo of lice, whilo thoso not so trcated wero lousy. Purslano and chickweed are, by com mon consent, put down as tho worst weeds in tho garden. Many a man fights them his life long, and leaves his garden moro thickly populated with these enemies than when he gathered his first crop. They have their eco nomicuses, ospcciallypur.slane, which is excellent food for pigs and chickens when conllned in pens, and is not to be despised ai a dish of greens with boiled ham. Uut the chief valuo of theso vegetablo nests is as asitmofbad husbandry. Field mico mayruin a wholoorchard in a singlo winter by gnawing the tcn- der bark fsom tho trunks of tho fruit and other trees. Tho greatest de struction is dono whilo tho earth is covered with a heavy fall of snow. At this timo the mico burrow from treo to treo and forago at their freo wni under cover ot tliosnow. so soon is tho storm is over the snow should be trampcd down around each treo to shut off tho iuice. llabbits may bo kept from tho trees by smearing the bark with blood or rubbing the trunks with refuse meat. ItrrlprM. Pi'ddino Sauch. Tako two cups of whito sugar, a lump of butter tho sizo of an egg, ono well-beaten eirir. Stir theso together, then add a teaeup- iui ot noiiing water; put it in a sauce- pan until it thickens; do not letit boil; llavor with lemon or vanilla. A Nice "rAV to Bakk Eons. Butter a pudding dish and break the eggs carefully, put in as many as will cover the bottom nicely, lay a bit of butter on the top of each egg, sprinklo over them salt and pepper lightly and oaKo in aquick oven; cut them apart with a knife beforo lifting. Masiied Potatoks. Uoil somo po tatoes and pass them through a coarso hair siove. Put them into a naucepan with a good lump of butter, and salt to tasto ; add a little milk, and work them well with a spoon on a slow fire for somo minutes, adding small quanti ties of milk as they get dry. SWKKT-POTATO CAKE. Swcet-pO- tato cako is not onlyan appetizingdish but this is an excellent way to uso up left-over potatoes: Mashahalf apound of them, after removingtho skin, when entirely freo from lumps, mix with them about threo ounces of llour, salt and pepper to taste, a good lump of butter, and warm milk enough to mako a nico (lougn, about liko biseult dough. lloll this out on tho kneadina board. and cut out a cako tho sizo of your baking tin; butter tho tin well, and seatter n little llour over it; then lay tho cako in; when you think it is nearly done, turri it over. If tho bot tom of tho oven is very hot, put a grato under the baking tin to prevent the cako gcttihg too much browned. Tho danger of burning is lessened if, instead of ono cake, you cut tho dough in bls-cuit-shapcd cakes nbout two inches thick. If covered whilo baking tho cakes will bo moro moist. Theso cakes can bo mado of other potatoes as well as of tho sweet ones. llouai-liolil llliiln. Dried bark of sassafras root put around dried fruit will protect it from worms. Slightly dingy furnituro may bo roade to look liko now by applying a coat of puro oil. To removo oils and varnjsh from silk fabrics uso benzine, ether and soap very cautiously. Itaw starch, applied with a little water, as a paste, will gonernlly ro movo all stains from bedtlcking. Silvcr in constant uso ia kept nico and brlght by washing it ovcry day in warm soapsuds and drying it with old linen. To clean a carpet nicely, wet papers and wring them out well and seatter about tho floor; awcop thoroughly, go ing over the carpct aovcraltimcs; then mop tho carpet as you would an oll cloth with a slightly damp cloth and it will look as bright and nico as now. It is well to do this overy weekly swceping dny. To clean flncly-polished furnituro tako a bowl half full of tepid water, a little fino tollet soap and a tablespoon ful of sweet oil. Apply wlth a pieco of old ilanncl, rubbing vigorously; then tako a pieco of old soft fino cot ton nnd rub thoroughly wlth it nnd repeat tho process until all the liquld application has been removed. Urldal rrocesslons ln tho East. Theso proccssions aro often of great splcndor. In Cnnton wo met two ih ono day. Tho first was headcd by poles and bannors carried by men, over whoso common dress scarlet cloaks had been llnng; somo gilt chairs fol lowcd, scdan chairs with oj)en sides svnd in somo of them tho presents of tno briue, and other men with scarlet cloaks brought up tho rear. Tho secondwas on ascalo of great magnill- cence, quito blockingthestreet through which it passed and detaining us for nearly twenty minutes. Ilero there wero bands of musiclans playing on curious Eastern instruments; tho men ln scarlet cloaks as before. probablv two hundred of them; then thero wero about fifty bearers of tablets, and him- nermen, and a vast number of hugo gilded chairs filled with swectmcats and other prcscnts; tho brido in a wonderf ully claborato and gilded chair tiiat was closed in with wood all round so that sho was invisible, ending tho proccssion, in which I noticed that tho men carried lanterns already lighted; xor, aitiiougn it was only aitcrnoon, tno party mado a largo detour to show themselves in the prinripal streets, always timing their arrival to be at nlght. Another day I saw tho chairs and tho scarlct-mantled men gathered in sucli abunuanco round tho bndos houso that they llowed into all tho neighboring streets, and the erowd was so great it needcd two detachmcnts of police to keep ordcr. In this mstance tho brido was setting out though it was not 12 o'clock; nnd tho joumey mado it so long, and the rigor with which tho veiled bride, in a dress stiff with gold and jowels, is kept shut in tho wooden box is so great that it has happened when the so-called chair was opened at tho bridegroom's door the brido was dead. In India tho pro cession is also timed to arrivo at night, and tnere are musiclans, danclng girls and firoworks; and families, no matter how parsimonious, will spend upon the show with a lavish hand, even up to ten and twenty thousand pounds. 'J-hero the procession starts from tho bride's houso in tho cveninir. but the bridegroom's share in it arrives at the houso during tho day. "N'e sometimes saw threo or four )rocessions together; the bridegroom lovking little moro than a child, and riding; the brido in a palanquin; thopresents borne on trays, and sometimes largo and curious paste board figures wero carried as at a carnival. Good Words. A Roynl Halr-Cnt. In 1859 Qneen Victoriasenther old- cst boy, the Prince of "Wales and heir apparent to tho English throne, on a trip to tho United tjtates. IIo was only nineteen years old, and some of tho most distinguished men of Great Jsntaln wero commissioned to ac- company their young and royal master. During his stay in this country the princo honored Gincinnati with his gracious presence, and lingered hero for an entiro week. IIo had a suito of rooms at tho liurnet house, where the would-bc great men and lovely ladies lloeked in largo numbers to gnisp tho royal hand and gain a smile from his supreme .Tohnny llullship. IIo was leted and pettedin amost absurd man ner. and even his aristoeratie stomach at timcs rebelled against tho absurd deferenco paid to his name and rank. Whilo here. Mr. Wales concluded to havo his royal tresses cut, and exten- sivo preparations wero mado for the ovent. Tho Jsurnet houso parlor wero set apart for tho ordeal, and a number of fashlonablo ladies begged tho priv ilego of seeing tho dear heir get his hair trimmed, and about twenty pretty girls wero graciously permitted to wit ness tho remarkablo act. Mr. Louis Kaps, tho barber at McMillan and Gil bert avenue, Walnut Ilills, was pres ent on that occasion. IIo was an ap lrentico to Mr. Ilasse, tho tonsorial irtist cngagel, and carried tho tools with which to operato on tho princo's head. Every thing, scissors, cup and soap, wero new. Tho opcration began and tho prccious locks fell under tho sharp scissors. An enterprisingyoung man from New port was thero with glass blowers. Ile would gathcr up tho hair as it dropped to tho lloor, and after putting it in tho glass would sell it to tho dear, romantic girls. Tho princo enjoyed tho occasion hugely. Ilotalked glibly in German to tho barber, andoccasionally madeglad thopalpitatinghearts of tho fair dam selsby speakinga few words in hisown nativo English with them. Mr. Kaps says tnat msmajesty madosport of the American women in tho Teutonic tongue, and said that ho was treated with moro adoration and roverenco hero than in his own country. At last tho hair-cutting was linished and Mr. Hasso rcccivod $10 for his joh. IIow many ladies aro thero in t'inclnnatl who havo locks of tho Princo of AVales hair? Cincinnatl Enquirer. Death from cold may bo slmulated for a longer time than is uaually sup poscd in thocaso of the higher animnls. Itabblui wero shaved uy MM. Hlchet and Ilondcau, and inclosed in fiexiblo tubes through which thero was a llow of siilt water, cooled to seven degrecs u. untu urcatmng, and tho aetlon of tho heart ccased. After suffering theso inammnls to rcmain in that condltion for half an hour vital functiona wero reatorod. ANOTHEIt PltOPlIET. JtrmnrUnblc Bvcnln to Ocrur In 1HH3 nnd 1HH1. Tho Xow York llerald says : Thero havo been from timo to time, and in various localities, numerous indivlduals claiming to rival tho famous, if not fabulous, Mother Shipton in hcr lirognostications of cvil. Zadkiel and Itaphacl havo "gono to tho bourn," etc, but thero remains another, who thinks lio can dlscount Venner, Devoe, "Old Prob" or any other propliet, named or not named. Ile is James M. Syormstedt, of Gincinnati, who says his only motive in tho matter is "that my fellow mortals may beled to cscapo theso great judgments." His lucubra tions aro as follows : riNANCIAL TANIC. A great financlal panic will sweep liko wildllro over tho United Statcs somo timo in 1883, which will prostrato all industrlcs, paralyzoallbusiness and throw out of employment ovcry man, woman and child in tho country. COMML'NISTIO AVA1S. Tho conditibn of tho working classcs will become so desperate that they will riso up like a flood and sweep away both Church and Stato and 1111 tho land with violence. A CIUKAT W1IIKLWINI). Ratan, in afilicting the world liko ho did ,Iob, will next bring the great whirl wind of .Icremiah, xxv., 32, which will slay " from ono end of the earth even to tho other end of the earth."' .Toelt ii., 1-11 contains somo dreadful par. ticulars of this destructivc whirlwind. SIJVEN' OltKAT COJIETS. Satan will soon wheel a lleet of seven great comets into line. One will plunge into tho sun, producing a greiitoutburst of solar light and heat. Tho moon will be as light as the sun and tho light of the sun will bo in creased sevenfold. The other six will affect the rivers, the sea, tho earth and tho air. SNOW, UAIL. KI.OODS AND FIKIi Tremendous snowfalls, hailstoncs of enormous size, awf ul Iloods and Ilaming liro willcome tocompleto the dark pic ture. EAUTIIQITAKKS. There will be great earthquakes in divers jilaces. Tho most dreadful and destructive one of all will be in the last part of 1881. TIIK SII.VK11 I.ININO TO TIIK DAUIC CI.OL'I). As the Lord restorcd doublo to .Tob so will he to our land. It will arise Plmmix-like from its ruins and in the latter part of 1888 will be made liko tho Garden of Eden. THE MILI.ENNIUM. The millennium, or reign of Christ will begin in tho United fStates fortv years before the rest of the world is made new by tho good King. M.ESS1NC1S. Freo homes, free supplies and ever- lasting life will be given to all who will beiieve in this good Jving and ilee to this place of refuge from tho per- secutions of Satan andthefuture Anti- christ whom he is to set up over tho revived Koman emplre. HOW TO llsCAI'i: THE TIMK OK TltOUIH.E. Tho Lord is to form a vast camp around the great pyramul of Egvntand at the sounding of a great trumpet tho angels are to gathcr his elect there from ono end of heaven to the other (see Joel, ii.. 11; Isaiah, xix., 19; Psalms, xxvii., 5.) All who will turn toGod with their wholo heart and love the appearing of Christ will be super naturally protected there until the time of troublo is over, that is from the autumn of 1883 to the spring of lsoo. After that a new set of events open up which aro too long to recount just now. Pollntion of tho Air. Arecent writer in Nature called at- tention to tho pollntion of the air by the burning of coal, and calculated that in the year 1900jflU- animal lifo would ceaso on the globe, from tho iimount of carbonic dloxide tlius pro- duced. But another correspondent points out that most of this gas is washed out ot the air bv rain. Thero vvere, however, somo products of com- bustion, or rather of incompleto com bustion, as hydrogen and the hydro- carbons, which aro not removed by the rain. Of these unburned cases it is estimatcd that 100,000,000 tons havo escaped into tho air during tho last tliirty years. "What will be tho result ofthis accumulation? Aecordingto Professor Tyndall's researches, hydro gen, marsh gas and ethjleno havo tho property ina very high degreo of ab sorbing and radiating heat, and so much so that a very small proportion, of only say one-thousandth part, had very great effect. From this wo may concludo that tho increasing pollution of tho atmosphero will havo a marked inlluenco on tho climato of tho world. Tho mountainous regions will bo colder, tho Arctie regions will bo colder, the tropies will bo warmer, and throughout tho world tho nights will bo colder and tho davs warmer. In tho temp'iratc zone winter will bo colder, and generally differences will bo greater, winds, storms, rainfall greater. Adnni Seveu Fcct High. Dr. "Wild, of Toronto, anuounces that Adam was seven feet high. His reason for this conclusion is thnt the first man was perfect and seven is a perfect number. " Threo is tho Trin- ity number nnd stnnds lor tho uru- ator; four standa for tho world ; thus seven includes tho Creator and tho created. Seven means eompletion. Thero aro seven virtues that mako a perfect man vlrtue, knowledge, tem peranco, patience, godlluejs, brotherly kindnesa and charlty. A rich depoait of coppcr oro haa been struck In tho heart of the clty of lto- nnoke, va. UXCLE SAM'S KEfcRUITS. lloir 3fnn Aro Sclcrlcd fnr Iho Armr and Nuvy HL'rvlrr l'liTRlrnl nnd aientnl Itr- qulrcmcnln ftor KnllMmcni. In Pliiladclphia thero are two recruit- ing olllces for the United Statcs army ono lor iniantry and artuiery and tho other lor cavalry. The formcr is in cliarge of C'aptain Parker, of the Third Infantry. Ile is assisted by a lancc sergeant and four pnvates; pieked men, i irom jDavid s island, .New lork harbor. Men who wish to enlist ln either of theso branclies ap ply to tho captaln, by whom they aro examined m to their fitneas for tho scrvice. tho 'physical cx- amination being made by n prl- vnto pnysicinn m tno aoscnce or an army surgeon. The requirements are that tho recruit shall bo betwecn tho ages of twenty-ono and thirty-ilve years, not less than five feet four inches high, weight not less than 120 and not moro than 190 pounds, nnd of good char- acter, tho term of service being five years. Tho rato of pay ls a month with an addition of $1 a month for threo years' service, $2 a month for four years's service, and $3 a month for livo years' service, to all men enlisting when discharged, after having served honorably. AVhen enlistcd the re- cruits are forwarded to David's Island and from thence draf ted to regiments as they may be needcd. Tho requirements of tho service aro so exacting that but one man out of every lour or live nasses, the examin ation. He may bo physically qualilied, uut laeking in intelhgence or char- acter, or he may havo all the necessary rcquisites except llrst-class health. Aiany persons ot most excellent char after and intellectual abilities are re- jected on account of some slight phys ical defect. But few colored soldiers are taken now and they must be of tho best class and able to read and write. Captain Parker said that the men of tho army to-day probably stand higher as to character and phvsical condition than those of any other army in tho world. " Tho day has gone past when the army was a place of ref ugo for drunkards and loafers. The standard is so high now that these people very rarely suceeed in getting into tne ranKS. j. iie uesertions during the past lew years have been Iarge, but aro ot the class who enhsted with an idea that they could drink rum and have a jolly good time. They found that the moral ot the men was better than they had expected and that they wcre frowned down, constquently they ran awav. Of course there are other causes, but this is the main one Thero are many worse positions in which a singlo man can be than in tho army. His pay is si muchpocket- money n he wishes to sj end it, for ho is given every thing oxcept tobaceoand that is sold to him at wholeside price. A man may leavo all or any portion of his money with the paymaster and the governmentallowsinterest on it. The penalty for desertion in timo of peaco is dishonorable disclisrge, loss of all pay and allowances md conlinement in the inilitary prison atLeavenworth, ICansas, for from two to four years. At this prison now all tho shoes for the army are made. The man who wislies to enlist for the cavalry must not bo less than live feet four inches nor niore than livo feet ten inches high and weigh not more than 1G5 pounds. The pay isthesame as in the other two branclies of the service. The rendezvous isat Jefferson barracks, St. Louis. Tho number of men enlisted uverage about the same as for infantry and artillery. For the navy there are two recruit ing stations in this city. At both plaees are enlisted seamen,'$21.50 per month ; ordinary seamen, $17.50 per month ; landsmen, $15.50 per month ; firemen, $31.50 per month, and ordinary liremen, $26.50 per month. As in the army so in the navy, extraordinary caro is taken to securo the best available men. If they havo been to sea before, they aro examined as to their capaeity, and if ever been in tho navy ho must producehisdischarge. Men with trades that can be utilized on shipboard nro always shipped, if othtrwiso they meet tho requirements. Again, as, far as possible, men aro often taken with a View to their Hlling the duties of petty ollicers. Iron workers aro always use- ful in tho navy. The age, weight, height, thorax, vision and state of health prior to enlistmentare carefully noted. The enlistmcnt is for threo vears. i rom eighty to mnety er cent. of tho enlistments aro foreigners, mainly Germans, Swedes, Xorwegians and English, though all have to know enough of tho English langungo toun derstand an order. Overone-half of tho applieants at the naval rendezvous are reiected by tho captain and about forty per cent. of tho remainder are rejected uy tho surgeon. No advanco wages aro given now, though in the spring, when vessels aro being iitted out for service and it be comes necessary to secure men at once, two montlis' pay is given, though the practico is not one that is generally approved ot uy tno department. a Kentleinan well posted upon tho sub- ject of sliipping men for tho navy said: " when men aro needed wo muht liavo them and this advanco is then given. You see, they get in tho liands of sailor boarding-housekeepers, nm up a bill and then they aro brought to tho rendezvous by them. Tho man is asked now much money ho owes, and, for instance, if hosays $30, it is paid to tho boarding liousekeeper on board tho receiving ship, in tho presenco of tho sailor. Should tho latter when on board deny that ho owes that much, or plead that holsigned tho noto under duress, tho enlistmcnt is at onco canceled and tho mandlamissed." Tho men aro f urnlshed with a sup ply of good clothing, for which they havo to pay. The original outflt gen erally cosU about $43, but is not so heavy tho succeedlng ycars. Thoy rc main on tho receivlngshlp until draf ted into other vessels. Good men aro given every cncouragement to re-cnlist. If they do this within threo months after dlschargc they are paid regular wages for tho timo they may havo been on shoro and ono dollar extra per month ' for every re-enlistment. 1'htladelphia Times. I'hosphorcsccnt Phcnomcna on tho Sctr England Coast. On tho New England coaat, says a writer in Harper, theso displays of phosphorescent plienomena are partic ularly noticeablc, nnd the c.ostcllated rocks are frequently bathed wlth their splcndora. "When " Tho dnr is dono, and tho datknoB.1 Falls from tho wings of niRht," tho phantoms of thi3 world of light spring into cxistcnce, changing tlio bosom of the ocean to a scene of weird revelry. Every drop of water seems a gleam of light, and the grim kelps and sea-weels depending from tho rocks drip with liqiiid lire. Aliead of our boat waves of light appear; be neath tho surfaco moon and btars movo here and there, revolving and rising in graceful curves with gentlo undulation; whilo swift llashes, coni ing from the gloom beyond, dart across the field, leaving a brilliant nebulus train behind. The scene, as the waves break upon the rocks, isone of dazzling splendor. At Spouting Horn, Nahant, tho water, forced through a natural crevice in the over hanging crag, is thrown high in air, for a moment hangs suspended, a luminous mist then settles upon the grim battlements, bathing them in a warm, lambent light that winds its way in gleaming rivulets to the sea. But what are those mystic shapes? In answcr wo dip tho scoop-net into tho water; the wish of Midas is hero nigh-well fulfilled. Tho meshes be come a shining web of golden fabric, and entangled in them are myriads of gleaining living creatures, the verita ble lamps of the sea. Thev aro medu- si jolly lishes, if you will too com mon to be descnbed; unsightly objects when stranded upon the shore, but at night possessed of a loveliness pecu liarly their own. Large forms of au- relia and cyanea move along sur rounded by a halo of golden-grcenish light. Tho cyanea is a giant of its kind, a ilery comet swceping in and out among tho lesser iniiiiic constella tions. Ono of these large jellies was observed near Nantucket from tho mast of a vessel moving lazily along, its disk eneircled by halo twenty feet in diamcter. whilo the train of gleaming tentaules stretclied away 200 feet or more. Mrs. Agassiz measured one whoso disk was seven feet across, with tentacles over 112 feet in length. In the day time the great semi-transparent disk. with its tlexible lobed margin, is a dark, reddish-brown color, while tho tentacles, bristling with lasso cells and spiral darts, aro yellow, purple, brown or pink. "While the cyaneas tint the sea M'lth a greenish light, tho little dysmorphosa. that at times ap pears in vast numbers where currents meet around rocky points, illnniincs it with a light ot dcep aurelian hue. On successive nights we may find as many different varieties changing tho water to wluto and yellow tints. The shapely zygodactyko wander about like iynes-fatui ; tho idylia gleams with ever-changing hucs; pleu- robrachhe llit about, their fringed ten tacles glistening witli red, green, yel low and purple rays; the golden meli certa and resplendent forms of coeyne, tima, elytia, eucope, and a host of oth ers, add to tho glory of the scene. Tho pleurobrachiaand its relatives, from the peculiar external cliaracter of their locomotive appendages, are among tho most beautiful of all marino light givers. The beroes are perhaps the most familiar. assuining many forms. sometimes spherical, oval and oblong. " Shapt'J ns bard's fiuicy shapes the small tmlloon, To benr pomo gylph or fay beyond tho moon. From nll hor bnnds soo luriil frinses plny, Thnt clnnco and ppnrklu in tho solnr rny Vith iridoscent linua. Now round and round Bhe wliirls and twirls; now raoants, then sinkrt profound." Clear as crystal, they move through the water by means of their lace-liko hyaline fins, that glitter witli huea of vivid iridescence. So numerous aro these and other light-givers in tho Northern seas that tho oltve-green tint of tho water is duo to them even in the davtime. Mr. Seoresby, llnding sixty-four of them in a cubie inch of water, summed up tho amusing cai culation that if eichty thousand per sons had commeneed at the beginning of tho world (ho refers to popular, not geological reckoning) to count, they would barelv at tho present time havo completed tho enumeration of a singlu speeies found in a cubie mile. Jlar- peri Magazine. Wlint tho Mattrcss Contained. A Paris paper tells a story of an ec- centric man who put a clauso in his will that tho funeral should take placo it Oo clock in tho morning, and that his property, an old mattress, should bo left to thoso who followed tho hearse to the graveyard. As thero was nothing in tho will to attract many mourners, tho funeral proccssion was limited to tho driver of the hearse and a young neighbor of the deeeased. Ile got tho mattress and found in it $40,000. Great Britain nnd tho United States aro reported to consumo one-third of tho world's production of sugar. Great Britain consumes soventy-four pounds per capita and tho United States forty-two pounds per capita. Gennany consumea nineteen pounds per capita nnd Hussia only soven pounds per capita; nlnety per cent. of tho sugar used ln the United Statcs is imported from abroad, and forms one scventh of all our lmports.