Nebraska advertiser. (Brownville, Nemaha County, N.T. [Neb.]) 1856-1882, September 15, 1881, Image 2

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    Fertility or American Soils.
Tho tonii fertility, as now generally
tisotl by writers on agriculture, oxprois
oh llio nnioiint of plant food that is pres
ent in tlie .soil in a form to bo taken up
by (ho growing crops. Thin fertility is
bost measured by the crops which "the
soil will produce, but owing to ho many
modifying causes, it is safe to judge of
tho stale of fertility of any soil onlv
after throe or more- crops have been
grown. A soil may bo rich, but for
Home oilier reason produce, for o.xam
pie, only a hiiiiiII crop of corn this year,
owing, it may bo, to excessive dryness
or the reverse, to poor seed and other
modifying causes.
It is a natural question to ask whence
this fertility oonies.sind in what chemic
al elements and compounds it consists.
In answering this question, the features
of an infertile or barren, or as it inmost
frequently called, an exhausted ho, will
bo brought forward as the natural op
posite or fertility. A fertile soil, one
I hut is capable under favorable circum
stances of producing a paying crop,
must contain all of those elements of
food that agricultural plants derive from
tlio soil, and, as before staled, in avail
able form. This last clause is of groat
importance, for the noil may contain a
full complement of food elements, but
have one or more locked up in some
insoluble form, in which state it is of
very little use. A soil that has ail these
elements of plant food, without tlioir
having boon added bj lite hand of man,
may bo tunned naturally fortilo soil
one that ot itself will produco good
crops of grain, roots, etc. Such are tiio
rich virgin soil of all now countries, as
tho vast areas of the Mississippi Valloy,
when they wore firpt broken by tho
plow, and much of tho far West that is
now noma brought into cultivation. A
soil that is naturally poor or infertile
may be made to produce paying crops,
by adding tho elements of plant food in
the form of barnyard manure, or its
equivalent in commercial fertilizers.
In the same way, a soil that was once
naturally fertile, but has become poor
or exhausted by constant cropping, may
be restored to its original virgin fertil
ity or kept in a sullioiontly fortilo stalo
to produce good crops. This last is tho
work of tho farmer in all old countries;
tho keeping up of tho fertility of the
Hoil is the problem, often porploxing
and dilliciilt. that all farmers upon old
land have to work out during tlioir
whole lives. Willi tlioin tho soil is a
'machine," or perhaps more evidently,
n "factory,11 in which tho plants work,
and out of the crude muloriifls supplied
to the soil, together with those fur
nished by tlie air, thoy make tho sub
stance of their stem, loaf, fruit and
grain. In this sense a largo farm may
oo a thoiisund-uoro "factory" whoro
grains and "fruits, loaf and wool, are
made from tho crude materials, which
must in good part be supplied by tho
farmer to t lie soil. Allot t lie farming
in the countries of tho old world and
much of that in tlie older-settled parts
of tho now is of this "factoiy" kind,
whoro the most successful farmer is ho
who knows bust how much of tho raw
material to put into the "factory," and
how and whou it is bost to do'it. Ho
is also tho one who runs the grain and
loaf-producing "mill" with tliegreatest
economy with tho least wear ami tear
upon tho machinery, so to speak, and
soils his goods at tho right timo and
There is another stylo of farming
which is more largely practiced in
America than anywlioro olsoj namoly,
the farming upon now and rich soil a
soil that has a virgin fertility sutliciont
to grow largo crops, and no addition
of fertilizers of any kind is needed.
The faot that wo have such land ami
such farming is felt tho world over,
and gives tlie American virgin-soil
farmer certain important advantages
over all who must food tlioir soil be
fore a crop can bo raisod with success.
It is simply a process of taking oil' from
tho soil witli no corresponding return,
and for a time tho products ot grain,
beef, etc., can bo sold moro oiioaply
than tho same can be grown whoro an
expenditure must bo made in food for
the soil. Hut as fertility is so largely
dependent upon tho amount of nitrogen
in tlie soil, and this is stored up only by
previous generations of plants, any se"
voro cropping in which more nitrogen
is removed from the soil in tho crop
than is formed and stored up in the
soil during tho same porioil will soon
er or later bring tho most fortilo soil
to a state of exhaustion. Thoro is,
therefore, an end, though it may be
many yours henco, to tlio virgin-soil
farming in America. Whou th's conies,
all will engage in tho "give and take"
system, or supply and demand" prac
tloef that is, supp'ly tho soil with its
quota of food, and demand in return a
fair compensation for the expenditure,
in the shape of a paying crop. When
this timo comes, tlto competition be
tween tho farmers upon tho now ami
the old lands will bo moro hoalthful,
and our system of agriculture will be
come ovidont, bocauso common to all.
Cor. Country Uenllcmun.
How to Tack a Trunk.
Tho art of packing is by no moans a
common accomplishment, and the
comic pictures which represent the girl
ot the poriod despairingly sitting on
her trunk, while tho maid-of-all-work
vainly endeavors to look it anil tho ex
pressman clamors at tho door, are
scarcely as much exaggerated as ouo
might suppose It is always disagree
able and dillieult to paok in a hurry ,
thoroforo, it is wiso to begin in season,
way at loast a day before it sooms at all
nocessary to do so. Soo that your
trunksuro in order, and allow ample
time for any repairs which are to bo
made, for mechanics, as many of us
know to our sorrow, tiro moro apt to
wuko fair promises than to keep them.
Aftor tho trunks aro ready, got every
thing together which is to be puoscd,
and then go quietly and systematically
to work. Very largo truns aro an
abomination over which expressmen
groan and swoar not altogether w thout
reason. Still, short ones are ineotiveni
cnt, except for short joiirnoH. and
multiply expense, as the oxprcssago is
lor each piece, be it Saratoga trunk or
1 smtul valise, without regard to size.
j Hut whatever tho size of tho trunk, it
j should be tilled, or at least packed full
enough to prevent the contents from
! tossing about, if you aro compelled to
lake a trunk which is too large for
what you need to pack in it, fill it with
I crumpled papor, rather than leave it
half empty. Even experienced travel
ers have only a partial idea ol the rough
usage to which bnggago is subjected or
how remorselessly trunks aro pitched
about. Tlio train stops for two min
utes, perhaps, and your new Saratoga
is thrown- not lifted from the bag
gage car down on tlio platform, and
j then knocked around, pitched lirst on
one end ami tlicn on another, until it
would seem as though every fastening
must bo wrenched out of place. In this
condition of allairs, unless the trunk is
closely packed tlio contents will bo lit
erally churned up and down, and tho
clothes, which you have carefully fold
ed, wdl bo tumbled to a degree, even
if nothing worse comes to them.
Thoro aro expressmen, and express
men, and it once happened to the
writer to fall in with an accom
modating one in a moment of ex
tremity. At tho last minute it was
discovered that the key of a trunk was
missing, having mysteriously disap
peared from the lock, and to this hour
it has never boon found. (Jot a stout
rope, inarm?" One was produced, and
lie proceeded to tie up the trunk across
each way, knotting tho cord scientific
ally. "There, now, that'll hold. You
see it's bolter to have tlio ropo both
ways, so as the top can't come oil". A
trunk strap's pretty good but a ropo's
better, 'cause it goes both ways." In
England baggage is always corded for
long journeys.
Nothing heavy, like books, otc,
should over bo put in tlie top of a trunk,
since the moro heavily it is woiglitod
the moro likely tlto hinges aro to break.
Drossss should bo carolully folded, with
the tlounces laid smooth and drawing
strings let out, tho waist folded but once
the wrong sldo out, with tlto sloovos
laid over tlio back and tlio fronts over
all. Thou, if absolutely necessary, the
basque may bo loldcd again down the
middle seam of tho back but never
Packing trunks for ball drosses como
with soveral trays, one above tlie other,
each capable of holding one dress and
its accessories. At tho Parisian modis
tes', whoro professional packers aro em
ployed, the art of dross-packing is
carried to perfection. Tito dross is
taken, and if it is separate from tho
corsage, it can bo laid m tho truv with
only a slight fold at the top of the skirt.
The train is spread out first; then every
putt or fold is kept up by sott wads of
yellow tissue-paper, white having been
loiuul to darken white and dolicatoly
tintod satins. This is to prevent tlio
ereas ng or crushing to which velvet
and satin aro particularly liable. Largo
shoots of tho papor aro then placed over
the whole. The wa st is next taken and
laid out Hal. like a hat, upon tho papor
covored skirt. The sloovos are filled
with papor so as to retain the shapo
made by tlio arms; every button is cov
ered with paper, and under bond
fringes, etc., aro laid pieces of papor to
prevent discoloration or cutting Ovor
tlio whole is then placed a final layor.
When tho top tray is reached, and,
perhaps, tho next ono also besido tlio
papor a shoot of the finest cotton bat
ting, such as llorists use, is placed over
it, and, in turn, over this a layer of oil
silk. This is a precaution against the
penetration of dampness or dust.
A clover American notion is that of
adjustable trays which may bo lilted to
any trunk, 'lliese aro merely tray bot
toms formed of frames, with tin o lattice-work,
and aro litlod in, whon do
sired, by moans of adjustable end
pieces, which hold them iirmly in
place. Philadelphia I'rcss.
Sell by Weight.
Progress in somo tilings is slow
M 'ny years ago nearly everything wuA
sold by measure by tho bushol, quart,
gallon, otc. Kilty jours ago salt was
measured in a half bushel, and so was
ilour. Hut thoro has been groat prog
ress made in many articles. Hut there
is a reform demanded in others. Thoro
is groat injustice done to both buyer
anil seller to sell eggs bv tlto dozen.
Tlio eggs of the improved breeds of
hens aro twlco as heavy as aro tho
product of tho common scrub stock.
There aro constant frauds in tho q.iart
or fruit boxes of small fruits. Thoro
tiro shortages, stealings and leakings in
every box. Honest scales will not thus
cheat. Hosides boxes, packages or
measuros which aro professedly put up
for a bushel, barrel, gallon, quart or
pint, and which fall short, aro a fraud
en the public, and should bo avoided
by changing tho rule to testing every
thing b' standard measures or scales.
There is as much certainty in soiling
wool by tho llooco at a standard for all
lloeeoj, as to sell eggs by the dozen, or
hay by the load. I no o'nlv right way
of soiling all farm products is by
weight. Justice can bo done in no
other way. This is the bost st mdard
tor so ling potatoes, tomatoes, whot.t,
barley, oats, apples, berries, eggs, but
ter, cliioko'ls. turkeys, hogs and beeves.
Lot us have no exceptions. At present
tho oxcoptions aro whoro tho groatost
frauds aro perpetrated. Lot us have
an opportunity of ordering by telephone
from our grocer ton pounds of oggs,-
Iowa btutv Jtcgistcr.
Summer Housekeeping.
It is in tlio dog-days that tlie souls of
houekoopers aro most severely tried.
Appetites aro capricious; dishes heartily
ea en ono day and sent away untaste'd
the next, wlilio tlio praiseworthy
economy pra -tiend at King Arthur's
Court, where " what thoy could not
cut that day, the (juuen next morning
fried," becomes an impossibility. Cook"
ed moats will not keep long, even in tlio
refrigerator, while cooked vegetables
sour out of tho ice-cliest, or, it kept in
it, become "flat, stalo. and un
profitable." In this state of allairs it is well to fol
low tho example of dwellers in hot
climates, who livo principally on fruits
and fresh vegetables. Dates and bread
form the chief diet of the desert Arab,
and tho hardy Kust Indian coolie sub
sists almost ontirelv- on rice. Houillon,
that is, lignt soup, fresh fruit, a salad,
and coll'eo is tlio lioiiehmun's bill of faro
for the hot weather. Indeed, nature in
this respect as in others, is a law unto
herself, and he who eats much meat in
hot weather is apt to pay tho ponaltv
for it in a ologgod brain and feeling of
genoral heaviness. Hroakfast. especial
ly, should in warm wether bo a light
moal. Milk and oatmeal or cracked
wheat, .soft-boiled eggs, bread, which
however, need not ho stale, fresh butter
and fruit aro far more refreshing and
healthy dot with tlie tliormomotor up
among tiio nineties than hot cakes and
fried meat, washed down with hot
Tho athletes in training for tlio Grook
gamos were restricted to a diet of bread
and milk and fruit, and in our own day
the prospective pri.c-lighter is strictly
limited in his supply of animal food.
Dio Lewis gives it in his opinion that
meats, except lambs and chicken, should
be eschewed in hot weather, but then
Dio Lewis would make oatmeal the stall'
of life, and ascribes mostot tlio ills that
flesh is heir to to intemporance in eat
ing Yet, wliilo "ono man's meat is
another man's poison," tho fact remains
mat in warm weather much less animal
food is nocessary than in cold, when
tlio fires, so to speak, need to bo- kept
up and an excess of carbon is required
to keep us warm. In this state of af
fairs it is a matter of congratulation
Unit Nature provides us with so many
dainty dishes, all ready to be oaten.
Strawberries, raspberries, bluoberrios,
blackberries and peaches may all como
to tho table without the smell of liro
having passed upon them, and, eaten
with fresh country cream, aro " a dainty
dish to sot before a King." Tomatoes',
eaten raw, aro a sovereign remedy for
In tho country, whoro fruit and milk
are abundant, ico-croani, that most de
licious of hot-wont her dishes, oots but
very little. Given a live minute freezer
and a pailful of ice, the rich milk, or,
3till bolter, cream, has but to bo mixed
with the crushed fruit, sweetened, and
loft to freeze itself. Covered with an
old blanket or pioco of carpeting, tlio
process of congealing will go on slowly
but surelj', with small aid from you,
oven if jour freezer bo but a tin buckot,
only in that case you must cut up tho
cream two or three times from tho bot
tom with a knifo while freezing, in or
der to prevent the formation of crystals
of ice in tho froeer.
A popular fallacy condemns soup as
too hot for warm woathor. On tlio
contrary, it is one of tlio best of sum
mer dishes, hi a woll made soup tlio
process of digostion is half accom
plished, and nothing else, excopt beef
tea, containing as much nourishment
can bo oaton with so little ollort. Veg
etable soups tiro easily made, ami well
mado a:o delicious.
Against Hies, that plague of summer,
two weapons aro powerful cleanliness
and darkness. Tlio table should bo
cleaned as soon as meals aro ovor and
all crumbs carefully brushed up from
table and floor. Tlie dining-room
should bo kept dark botween meals; '
but it will not do simply to shut up the
room. shuttingthotliesinit. Close every I
door and window but ono and drive tlio
flios out through that. This is by no ,
moans so dillieult as it appears upon
papor, and praetieo enables one to bo- i
como quite an export at tho task. I
Air all sleeping rooms thoroughly
every morning, and if possiblo sun tho
mattresses occasionally. Often at night,
when the heat is unbearable, a Vet i
olotli strotohoil over the window blind
will cool tho room as though a shower
had fallen, and every ono knows how I
watering tho pavement in front of tlio ,
door will freshon tlio hot, dry air. This
principle of tlio reduction of tho torn- i
poraturo by evaporation is capable of ,
much practical application. In India
imd other tropical countries, whoro ieo J
is almost unknown, tho uativos cool
tlioir walor for drinking by suspending
tlioir water-bottles, which aro of porous
oarthonware, in a brisk current of air, I
caused by tho punkahs or largo fans of i
tho country, which process is said to
aool it rapidly and thoroughly. Hut
abovo all, tho groat secret of doing
housowork with comfort in warm
weather is to do it as much as possiblo
in tlio oarly morning, rosting in tho
middloof tho Any. Philadelphia Press.
Tlio First Discoverers or Petroleum.
It sooms to bo now protty conclusive
ly established that long before tho dis
covery of petroleum in this country
6tartod tlio onormous speculation in oil
wells which culminatoil ton or fifteon
years ago. minoral oil had boon ob
tainod in Galioia, and its value as an il
luminating agont do monstratod. Though
wo woro tlio first to bring it prom
inently boforo the world, and to intro
duce it into gonoral use, wo must sur
render to Galioia tho honor of having
first found out that mineral oil could bo
made to supply fuel for lamps.
An Austrian mining engineer, Horr
lloiurioh Walter, has lately contributed
to a scientific publication of his court
try two papers, in which lie presents
proofs gathered with tlio most patient
industry, and mado so complete that
we cannot disregard them, to .show that
so far back as tho early part of this
century petroleum was obtained by two
miners of Galicia, distilled, and success
fully employed for il.uminating pur
poses. Thoy woro Josef Hooker and
Johann Mitis. and thov found tlio min
eral oil between 1810 and 1817 in thu
neighborhood of Truscovich, where
thoy woro working sulphur and lead
ore. Tlio first mention of distilled pe
troleum occurs in the report of a law
suit which took plat'o in tho latter year.
In the same year "naphtha and mineral
oil," probably distilled and raw petro
leum, woro formally tested by a com
mission organized by tlio Mayor of
Prague. Tlie account of the trial in
the municipal records declares that
"naphtha possesses great advantages,
both as regards economy and intensity
of light." Accordingly tlio Mayor or
dered a supply of tho oil of Hooker, to
bo delivered within a specified time,
but tho material came too lato and was
Nothiir moro was heard nf nntrnlnum
until las;, when it, is mentioned as a
mineral product in tho account of a
mining notion at Starunia, and in tlio
sumo year it was decided that the oil
camo under tho classification of miner
als subiect to a Stato royalty. Little
revenue, however, was received from
that source, tho product of tiio wells
being used for wagon groaso only. Pe
troleum was thus neglected until 1853
or 185-1, when a man named Schroinor
accidentally discovered its value as an
illuminating agont, and as such it be
gan to attract scientific attention in
Austria. Hut before it had boon
brought into any use othcrwiso than
experimentally, tho discovery of pe
troleum in this country occurred. Then
tlio product, which had boon neglected
in Galicia for nearly half a century,
was speedily mado known to tiio wliolo
world as a cheap and admirablo illumi
nating agont, ami it soon uocamo ono
of tho most important articles of com
morce. Moreover, it was an Amorican
or an Americanized German, named
Tocli, who gavo tho lirst impetus to tlie
petroleum trade of Austria. Ho had
learned his business at our oil wells,
and, arriving at Vienna, at once taught
the roliners at Horgsluw how to make
their industry profitable.
Hence, oven if wo must givo to Ga
licia tho credit of priority in tho discov
ery of petroleum, wo shall allow it only
an empty honor, for wo were tlio lirst
to bring tiio product thoy neglected,
and with whoso value they failed to ac
quaint themselves, into" general use
as an illuminating agent, and to make
it ono of tho staple articles of com
merce. It was from us, too, throu"-li
Toeh, that Austria learned how to util
ize tho oil of tlio Galician refiners. Tlio
question of lirst discovery is according
ly moro interesting than important.
N. 1'. Sun.
New York Elevators.
The din of Hroadway lias become so
doatoning that tho higher up in tho air
an oflico is the quieter and moro prefer
able it becomes. Of tho scores of oflico
buildings now going up or nearly fin
ished there is only one tho Stock Ex
change which is 'less than twelve sto
ries high. The Stock Exchange is only
four stories high, for tho reason that if
it had been carried higher and the up
por floors routot1 to brokers thu compe
tition wou'd have boon so great for
those oltices that ill-feeling would have
been engendered. To find a down-town
building with no olevator raises indig
nation in any ono who lias to run up its
stairs, and tho art of climbing long
Uights will soon bo forgotten. At pres
out it is wholly impossible to let an of
fice on tlio fifth floor of a building not
provided with an elevator. It is nUo to
bo said that tho elevators of tho present
aro far suporior to those of tho past.
Tho rato at which thoso in tlio now and
splendid twelve-story building at Hroad
ivay and Wall stroot go up and down
almost makes ono dizzy, but tho
movement can scarcely bo felt.
This afternoon I had occasion to
make a dozen business calls, re
quiring about iwo hours1 work in all.
and out of curiosity I kept a record of
tlio height traveled in elevators. lor
cloven or tho twolvo calls 1 had to enter
tin elevator, and twice I rotraced my
stops, finding my man out tho lirst
time. Adding up the numbor of stories
1 was lifted, 1 find that I wont up sixty
two stories, or a total height of 806 feet,
allowing an a vertigo of thirteen feet to
oaeli story a very small average. This
is nearly twico tlio height of tho great
pyramid of Egypt, and any traveler
who goos to tho top of tho great pyra
mid in loss than half an hour on a hot
day will bo ablo to estimate tho saving
in strength c floated by our New York
olevators. If all our elovators woro to
break down at onco business would
como to si stand-still. N. Y. Letter.
To a protty young girl Sydnoy
Smith onco said: "Do you" ovor reflect
how you pass your HfoP If you livo to
bohovonty-two, which I liopo you may,
your life is spent in tlio following man
ner: An hour a day is threo years; this
makes twonty-sovou years sleeping,
nine years dressing, nine years at table,
six years playing with children, nine
years drawing, walking and visiting,
six years shopping ami throe years
-"What is your ago?" asked a
friend of Mmo. do C. tho other evening.
"Thirtv-ono promptly replied the fair
Sappliira. "Oh, whbro do expect to
go whon you dio?" gasps another lady.
"I am thirty-four, and you told mo
last winter, with your own lips, that
you wero just my ago, my love." "I
know I did, dourest, but it was only
to console youl" French Wit,
Who I Who I
Who i3 ho that soos his own faulty
oloaror than thoso of his neighbors? '
Who is hotter tempered at homo iu
tho bosom of his family than away
from it?
Who is he that teacho3 his own chil
dren to smoke?
Who is tho man that realizes how his
own boys know as much, if not more,
i wickedness than he did at their ago?
) Who is tlio man that boliovos our
present Fourth of .Inly celebrations as
nveiy as tno fourtii or duiy ot our
Dads P
Who ovor thought thoy should ever
got over it when the last girl shook
Wiio ovor thought they'd get over it
so soon whon tho next ono came
Who ever saw a woman that would
admit her corsots to bo too tiglitP
Who doesn't boliovo in buying clioap
and selling dear?
Who ever broko a bud habit off short
and never picked it up again?
Who ovor kept tlio good resolutions
mao on tlio 1st of January solid up to
tho 1st of February?
Who hasn't a remedy for a common
Who contends that real good sense
should bo called "common," when it is
so uncommon?
Who ever heard a nowly-graduato.d
colloginn pick out the shortest words
to express himself in?
Who is working on tlio ilying-mu-chinc
which is to bo successful in 11)00?
Who gets up without a headache at
morn utter twenty-live rounds of beer
ovor night?
Who now looks out for No. 2 boforo
looking out for No: 1?
Who wouldn't like to be rich for
twenty-four hours?
Who feels in a condition of blissful
ease with a boy and a loaded dollar
sevon-shooter seven foot oil?
Who is ready to deny thut u cut or a
dog thinks in their fashion as woll as we
do in ours?
Who would like to livo always "dead
broko i"
Who is now "dead gone" on tlie
woman lie was head over heels in love
with twenty-fivo years ago?
Who won't walk a mile or two before
stopping to take tlie little but trouble
some pebble out of his shoes?
Who smiles serenely on getting to the
wharf just as tho boat is ton feet off?
Who ever knew of a bald head ro
nowed of hair by barbers' prescriptions?
Who loves to pull off a wet shirt?
Who would hire ono of tho Concord
philosophers to market for a family-dinner?
Who cares to live the same old life
all ovor again up to tlie present timo?
Who is the man that lovos snakes and
won't kill them?
Who thinks it did Methuselah
good to livo 900 years?
Who is the man so considorato of his
wife's comfort as to refuse to air his
potty troubles before her?
Who is tlio man that will refuse a
railroad pass on principle?
Who will kiss yon tramp for his
Who likes to write home from a
"sense of duty?"
Who? Who? N. 1'. Graphic.
A Temperance Drink.
Anions? tho thirstv nnn vosinmim.
hunting up and down Woodward avenue
for something to quench thirst was
a man in rustv black, who iiit.,i .,
drug-store and softly inquired:
iiuvo you a temperance drink?"
"Two or tliruo of 'nm. Will ,-,,
take soda-water or ginger ale?"
"Woll. now. Olir SOCmt.V linos tint. i-.
gurd either of those us a strictly tem
perance drink. Hoth are associated
with strong liquors."
" How would root boor answer?"
" Suspicious suspicious," was the
whispered reply.
"Ah! I've got it now!"
"I can give you a straight totn
pcrauco drink as cool as ice, but it
comes high."
"How much?"
" Ton cents a glass."
" Very well," said tlio old man. as lie
put down his dime.
Tlio druggist was absent only a min
ute and then returned and placed ughiss
of liquid boforo him. Tho old man
drank half of, smacked his lips and
"May I ask what you call it?"
" Cortainly; it is called water. 1 just
drew it from tho hydrant."
Tlio excursionist sot tlio glass down
much harder than ho needed to, but
toned his coat, and, with a glance meant
to reduce the druggist's weight to l'JO
pounds in livo seconds, marched out as
stiff as a bean-pole, and crossed the
street after a lemonade flavored with
peppermint essence. Detroit Froe
A dealor in suusugo told a reporter
of a Now York paper, in u conversa
tion concerning tho manufacture of that
mystorious compound, that u manufac
turer of thatcitj', who onjovs a wide
reputation for the flavor of his goods,
could take anything in the shapo of
moat and turn out a good article. Ho
explained that by the uso of chemicals
tmti-soptics, so called rancid moats,
veal that has "sort'or gin out," bull
beef, etc., all can bo ground in good
shape, seasoned, cooked and smoked;
in fact, bull-beef is eagorly sought for,
on account of its peculiar llavor, 0119
tomors agreeing that sausages of this
description are "bully."
Said Miss A. to ono of her littlo
girls at Sunday-school, "What' the
moaning of good tidings?'1 "Thov'ro
the things hung ovor tlio backs of rock
ing chairs, ma'am," ropliod tlio four.
year-Ola. Boston Post,