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THE EED CLODD CHEF.
14 PUBLISHED WEEKLY,
Wetater Comity, JTsb.
r.L BUMS :
Two Dollars a Year, in Advance.
HOW TiltCY ' UOLKU" A hTUAXUEK.
A atrang.r from the mountain came slowly riding
And ntmnirrf to cet hii dinner in Montezuma town.
And bin rough-haired, raw-bonnd, j.lsyed-out, tlrtiM
snu nniJry-iooktiiK im-i,
He sent out to tlm stable to reciiiierate with feed.
it wan't such a fancy bunt hi joints weretery
AtiJ bis 1-gs hung out each ride of him like, oars
upon a barge.
And the stranger wboranie riding that nag to Mon-
Had no exalted oiiiioii of his qualities, I presume.
Hut when they went to charting him t bow rjortn
across the Rango
That he HhouM get his dander up is nothing very
And when tbey talked of betting lliat they had a colt
Tliat could brat his hon, be bridled up with "flcu
tlrmrn, I'IlCrar, - ,
" Altbo I don't nmcb Veer to run, I
lierrr lot a
jJnr,mp,while I b
eQWr. , -?f iV- ,tvj,VSKi
ruuut nwkur a intra, iruv era
Stake it lively, even
if atary a red I
eB like wild-lire spread the
nappinK, and would
that mining town.
That tbeyM cautfut a "greeny '
do mm up ho iirowii.
That 'twould make bin head awitu, tuaylie, for they
enlcrtalnril no doubt
OX their ope u-aud-hut ability to clean that stranger
I'rom fifij-dollar grecnlacks down to Montezuma
Tbey staked their umiiey IheJy, with a nrkless " let
And they gathered up their bronchos and ecry nag
l'or thry wanted to wax that stranger and bin horsn
Then straightway that slrangrr started with ili(Xi
citizens rn inar..
To find a level ot of ground all coered o'er with
For said he, " 1 rckou we mout as well just let the
Tboutwaltin'auy longer, for it muchly looks like
1 be rivals lu that scrub lit out ; the stringer got tbt
And the 4'omry" horso deu-loied extraordinary
lie got away right easy witli those Montezuma
And that stranger smiled serenely as bo iocketed
conix; to woo.
"You'll make it wuiirt, cnpublc wo
man, if you git the right kiud of u hus
band," said Uncle Jotuam Kingrloy,
chucking me under the chin. " I
know where thcro's a Hjilendid chanco
for you, SiiHan a splendid chance.
" Where?" I asked, amused at Uncle
"Ah, up to Drobherville," nnawered
Uncle Jothunt, knowingly. "Jest say
you'll consider the matter .soberly, an'
I'll Bend him down."
"Of courao I'll consider tuo mnttcr
soberly,"' I answered, not having the
faintest idea that Undo Jotliam would
take ino at my word.
But ho did ; fur, about a week after
his departure, I received tho following
letter, which,, from Hk nppeanuico gen
erally, lad most likely cost him a whole
day's work :
" My Dear Xikck Susan I tako my
pen in hand to inform yoU that I am
well An' hoap tlieese f u lines will Find
you injoyin' tho Samo great blessin. On
Account of your great resemBlance to
my dear deceast wife, who you wjis
named after, I feel a grait Interest in
your wclfair, an would liko to sec you
settled down an Dom' wol. 1 think a
good Husban would be tho Best thing
" As You promised to consider tho
matter Soberly if i would send Down a
likly, rcspo cktablo man, I am goiu to
do so. Ilia naim is Caleb Finch. lies
u widdtrer, and has Gchildurn, they're
Smart, Jin You wouldn't havo Any
trouble with em. lies got 80 akers of
tho best land in the whull of Brasher
villc, an 8 cows an sovorill horses. lies
goin to start a dary ef ho gits married,
now ho don't havo anybody to see to
Things, an his housekcepiu is goin to
rack An nun.
"ive told him all about You an I
think you'll suit him, only youro a most
too young, llowsuniever that cant Bo
hclpt. lie will como down tho first of
next week an theie won't be notltin to
Hender your niakin a good bargiu, if
you've onlv a mind to. te was Tery
kind 4o tuo late Missus Finch, an
spared no ccspents when sho was sick,
hur docter-bill amounted to Over 25
dollars. Ho got hur tho hansomest
gravestone thats ever been set up in the
" Hopiu you you'll conclude to act for
your mtrest, x serine myocit lour
'To Mis Susan Spencer."
Pear mo ! 1 never laughed in all mv
life before as 1 did over that letter, with
its awful spelling, and its capitals scat
tered in promiscuously, for all tho
-world, Bell declared, as if he had
shaken them out of tho sand-box, and
they had stuck wherever they happened
But tho mobt laughable part of it was
the idea, that he had actually got a hus
band' looked tip for me, and was going
to send him down to see me.
You're a lucky young lady," said
Beil,witli tears in her eyes, the moment
she stopped laughing enough to utter a
coherent wordi " Only think how kind
he was to tho lato deceased 'Missus
Finch'! If you should die, yonll have
the consoling thought to cheer your
last hours that he'll, get you a 'han'-
some gravestone,' and that he will pay
tout doctor bill cheerfully, even if it
aoee amount to over twentv-five
dollars.' You'll be attendotB 're-
Sardless oj expense,' Ihaven'tTBe least
"And the five children !" I said,
gasping with laughter. "But they're
smart, tod that's one consolation.
" What a pitjr that you're quite so
young," said JJoil, making an effort to
recover her dignity, and failing signally
in tho attempt. " It's too bad that
you can't have your age changed by an
ct of the Legislature, to accommoJate
your expected Mr. Finch. Mrs. Susan
.-Finch' That sounds splendidly.
- doesn't it ? It'll look nice, too, when he
has yoH deposited by tho late 'MissHS
FiBcb in the symetry. Dear, dear !
rfco'erer heard of anvthing quite so
"Bat what's to be done ?' I asked, as
tfee real stale of the case began to make
itaalf apparent. " Here we are, left to
keap koaae while mother is visiting.
to woo r said Belh
a & "(Waiaff
$2.00 PER ANMJM.
" And I want to kbo" what we're go
ing to do with him ?" 1 demanded.
"You're going to marry him, of
course," answered BelL " I adise you
to fall to and ' begin to consider tho
matter,' as Uncle Jotkim requested.
Think it over prayerfully and well, and
let the argument of tie late '3Iassus
Finch's gravestone' ueigh in Mr.
"It's all well enough for you to
laugh," said I, indignantly ; " but if
you were in my place, you'd think dif
ferently of it. How am I going to get
rid of the wretch ? "What under the sun
possessed Undo Jotliam to send him off
down here ? I never was w provoked
in all my life, never !"
"I'll tell you what Til do" "said Belli
i - . .i a'
a-.KHHH v a.fiiay --W-
vdhovA lootj MM if
were"to passmvBelf Sfforyou, he'd
-iiever know tho mistake. Ill bo Susan
if you'll be Bell, and I'll get rid of Mr.
Finch for you."
" If you only would !" cried L
"I will," answered Bell, her eyes
sparkling with anticipated plcanure ;
" I'm going to make Mr. Finch think
that I'm deaf deaf as a post Oh, my!
won't it bo jolly, though ?"
Bell leaned back in her chair, and
laughed till her sides ached.
Monday morning Mr. Finch came.
Wo took a good look at himirom the
window as he came up tho path. He
was a little man, with red hair, nd no
eyes to speak of. The poor genUeman
had evidently got on his best Sunday
clothes, and looked ill at ease in conse
quence. Perhaps his mission helped to
make him nervous.
"From this time forth, as long as he
stays, I'm deaf, remember," said
Beil, waniingly. " I shan't be able to
hear anything short of a respectable
I went to the door.
" Is this Miss Susan Sponcer?" askal
Mr. Finch, as he entered.
" Susan is in the sitting-room," 1
answered. "I'll introduce you. You
are Mr. Finch, aren't you ?"
"Ycs'm; Caleb Finch," he respond
ed, so solemnly that 1 wanted to giggle.
We took, him into the sitting-room
where Bell was.
" Susan," said I, in u loud voice,
" this is Mr. Finch."
"I don't hear what yon say,
" Susan,'" turning her ear toward
"Speak a littlo louder, if you please."
"This is Mr. Finch !" screamod I, in
her ear. I thought I mutt laugh, to see
how horrified Mr. Finch looked.
"I'm glad to see you, Mr. Finch,"
said "Susan," with n beaming smilo.
"Tako a chair bring it close if you
please, because I'm slightly affected
with deafness. How aro the children ?"
" Pretty well," answered Mr. Finch,
"Louder, if you please," said
" Susan," presenting her ear.
" Pretty well," answered Mr. Finch,
in a fair war-whoop.
I managed to keep ray face turned tho
other way, and had hard work to keep
"I was much touched at what Uncle
Jotuam wrote about your kindness to
your luU' wife," said " Susan," with a
fond glance into Mr. Finch's face.
"What did shedioof?"
" Congestion of the brain," answered
Mr. Finch, his voice about two octaves
higher than its usual pitch.
" 1 didn't hear." said " Susan." " A
trifle louder, Mr. Finch."
Mr. Finch repeated his reply in so
loud a tone that ho got rod in tho face
with the exertion its utteranco caused
" Susan " comprehended at last.
" Is hhe always so? lie asked, turn
ing to mo, and wipiug his faco vigor
ously with a big red and yellow hand
kerchief. " She isn't (ptilo us deaf all the time,"
I uuswered, demurely.
Pretty soon Mr. Finch made another
attempt at conversation.
"You have a very pretty place here,"
" Yes; groceries arc. pretty dear," re
sponded "Susan." "You're right about
that, Mr. Finch."
" I'retty 'ncc,"explaiiied Mr. Finch,
cettiug desperate. " Pretty place here!
and he waved his hand toward the gar
den and grounds.
"Yes, 1 know." answered "Susan,"
mournfully ; "but it couldn't be helped,
Mr. Finch cast a despairing glance at
me. I had to leavo the room. I could
stand it no longer.
When I was safely outside the door I
laughed till I could laugh no more. I
could ouly chuckle in kind of faiut imi
tation of a laugh. I hadn't strength
enough left for the genuine article.
As I sat there I heard Mr. Finch
shouting in his highest tones to
"Susan," who always had to have
everything repeated to her. It wasn't
long before he began to get hoarse, for
she kept him busy. A dozen times,
while we were eating dinner, I thought
I muni laugh ; it was o comical to
see " Susan," not a muscle of her face
relaxing from its dignified look, holding
out her ear for Mr. Finch to repeat his
remarks in it. He couldn't have eaten
his dinner, if he had had the best of ap
petites. All the afternoon " Susan " kept him
sitting by her. I could see the poor
man, haft tired out, casting furtive
glances at tho clock.
At last he got up, and beckoned me
to come out into the halt
" I think I'll be a goin' back," he
said, with a sigh that indicated how
great his disappointment was. "I como
down, ou your uncle's recommend, to
make some kind of a bargain with your
sister Susan; he never told me a word
about her bein 6o deaf."
said, feeling that he expected me to aey
"Yes, very," answered Mr. Finch,
with another sigh. " I hain't said any
thing to her about my intention, 'caase
'twouldn't be prudent for me to marry
any one as deaf as she is. Beats all I
ever see or heard of !"
"I'm sorry," I said, working hard to
Keep mv gravity.
So'ml." said Mr.
On1!!! T " .:.7 AT- t'l.l. t tHL-
aeems wiliia' enough.
Sbe'a got a real
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3l;D CLOUD, WEBSTEIf CO., NBB.gHURSP4ARCH 12, 1874.
kind dispersition ; talked feelin'ly about
the late Mips' Finch, an' appreciated my
efforts to'rd doin' justice to her mem'ry.
But I don't feel's cf I'd orter say any
thin' to her about what my intentions
were. I don't s'poae you'd be willin' to
como an' keep house for me ?'
Mr. Finch gave mo a very insinuating
glance, and looked hopeful,
"Oh, I couldn't think of such a
thing," said L "I'm too young, and,
then, there are other reasons, you see."
"Yes, I s'pose so." Mr. Finch
heaved a disaptointed sigh. " I don't
s'pose there's any use of goin' in to tell
her good-by ; you can tell Jier that for
me. I may as well be goin'," ho added,
taking his hat. " Good-day."
"Uood-day, A answered, and Mr. 1
n. jwjck wwr-uiac ciyinaes were jumo
and sore from the effect which Mr.
Finch's visit hail on them.
I got a letter from Uncle Jotham after
Mr. Finch's return to Brasherville.
"I never heerd nothin' about your
bein' deaf," he wrote. " Seems to me it
eome on sudden. It's a pitty, because
Mr. Finch is a nice man."
Bell and I often laugh about the poor
man. I hope the efforts he made to
mako her hear did'nt injure his lungs.
I've been afraid he'd go into a quick
Jkfjp. Davih has gone to Europe.
Ali. the brothers and sisters of Eng
and Chang were twins.
Thistle tea and a poultice of thistle
leaves are said to bo good for neuralgia.
Women are now eligible to stuy office
of school control or management in
TintEE men wero frozen to death near
retrolia, Pa.,' during tho recent cold
snap in the East.
Mn. Glenn, of Colusa county, Cal.,
will put in 10,000 acres of wheat on his
niue iarm mis spnug.
Ir costs tho people of tho United
States from $100,000,000 to $500,000,000
per annum for feet gear.
A iusousted Danbnrian wants to know
if a woman was designed to be the equal
of man, why it is she can't whistle.
The statistics of Iowa show tho im
portant fact that the greatest number of
thieves and murderers have blue eyes.
Oliver Kino, the Oswego, N. Y., fire
bug, has been convicted of "arson in
tho first degree," and sentenced to Stato
prison for life
Jame? Jackson, of Banks county, Ga.,
died recently at tho age of 115, leaving
a widojrat.vd 110, and several children,
Thk St. Louis Crcosus, tho late James
H. Lucas, left 87, 000, 000 -this in ad
dition to $2,000,000 which ho gavo his
sons during his lifetime.
TnE New York Produce Jfxchatiyc
Weekly gives the total corn crop of tho
United States for 1872 at 1,100,000,000
bushels, and for 1873 at 858,000,000..
The experiment recently tried in some
of the public schools of using a news
paper for rending exercises instead of a
reading hook ts proving u great success.
Gen. Grant has purchased tho ground
for his contemplated permanent resi
denco in Wastjngton, at the corner of
Vermont avenue, P and. Thirteenth
The debt tf New York city is now
$11)6,371,95;)-an iucreaso of $9,000,000
since the ouster of tho Tammany thief
ring. The expenses last year were
Mil XoHMiOr'K, in his book, affirms
that attendance upon school is more
general in the Sandwich Islands than
anywhere else ii the world. Attendance
is enforced by Uw.-
Blshoi Whipj-lb made a good point
at u missionary .rieeting when he said :
" If a man has grasped Christ with one
hand, he will bo mre to extend the other
to his fellow man."
John A. Boppe, h lager beer brewer
of Newark, N. J., having made an enor
mous lortune out of the business, nas
been converted, and is " convinced that
lager beer-making h wrong."
Bret Harte cocmands, it is said, a
higher price for 1m work than tiny lit
erary man iu.iuis oiumry. ocnoncr
Monthly has paid lu-n as high as $100 a
page, and, like a sensible man, he would
take more, if he could ct it.
A committeeman who called at a house
in Philadelphia to solicit subscription
to the centennial celebration fund, was
asked : 'i Who's he ? I've heard of St.
Peter and St. Patrick and St Benedict,
and some of th other saints, but I never
heard of St. Tennial lefore !"
The whole number of persons en
rolled in the public schools of Kansas
is returned at 121,690, an increase of
more than 15,000 over the previous year.
The present number of school-houses in
the State is 3,133, wHich are aggre
gately valued at $3',408,956.
JrboE GaiRRonce set aside the un
just verdict of a jury against an un
popular man, with this rtmark : "Enter
the verdic-, Mr. Clerk. Enter also 'Set
aside by the court, I Wint it to be un
derstood that it takes thirteen men to
steal a man's farm in this court"
Life la Davidsaa Coaatj.
WhenBatos arrived opposite Joseph
Briley and partner he said : " Look a
here, Fm going to shoot ; I'm going to
kill somebody." As he saii Joseph
Briley said, "Well ehoot, tlen," and
ie hsd not fairly gotten the voids out
of his mouth before Bates sent a leaden
messenger turoogh his heart Bruey,
clapped his hand npon his heart, stag
gered back, said, "Oh,mTGod!Ob,
my God!" and fell back dead. Hates
then commanded "everybody stand
back. The first one that lays his hand
npon me I will serve in the same wav,"
and with this walked out into the yard,
every one in the room standing'back
astonished at what hadoecurcd. After
nenad reached the yard Bate said:
"There is one more of thefamilvlwant
to kill," referring to Bobert BrOr, who
vet remained in the house, and then he
left fro parts wMttown. XathviMe Banner,
the Interests oftmthwest
Hogs often show gra intelligence
and aptitude to learn, ijlftfester had a
Chinese pig which Mloiihim like a
dog, came at call, and rawip and down
stairs. It learned to blajpmid perform
several tricks. It waaufifar expert.vin
hunting mushrooms, andaeu'told to
keep watch, it would reaaati at its poet
until called away. Wham'lWbwiier said,
"I am going to kill yo it would lie
down on its back and ntretmout its legs.
Wlien Louis XI. was mk in order to
relievo the sadness of hitWlad, a npble-
man thought of teachiML mmw to djaioe,
and bringing it before hhaUJt was not
long before n pig could aat4bout very-
well to the sound of
t,ar. i Mf
etc..-n snort, all
that the court gentlemen of the time
were accustomed to wear, and intro
duced it into the presence of tho king.
The animal bowed, danced, and followed
all orders in the most artistic manner,
until, getting tired, it became so awk
ward that the king roared with laughter,
to the delight of his courtiers.
An English gentleman carefully trained
a hog for hunting. " Slug," for fo the
hog was called, was very fond of the
chase, and was ever on tiie alert when
the huntsmen were preparing to start ;
but the dotrs could not enduro its com
pany, and their owner was never able to
make use of both at tho same time.
" Slog" could scent a bird from n great
distance, and would dig in tho earth to
show where it had been. When the
bird hopped it followed like a dog.
Hogs have been trained for draught.
A countryman was in the habit of going
to St Albans' market in a small cart
drawn by four hogs. Another country
man won a wager that his hog would
carry him on its back four miles in one
hour. These facts are cited to show
that tho hog is a much more intelligent
animal than we gve him credit for.
However, every kind-hearted person
will disapprove of teaching dumb crea
tures to jierform tricks. For our own
part, wo take no pleasure in seeing
dancing bears and spelling pigs ; for
the process of training draws so deeply
on our sympathy, that we look upon
everything of the kind as the torturing
A Itage for Rhyming.
They havo a woman in Toledo, it is
said, who cannot speak without rhym
ing. In all her conversation about the
house, even to her orders to tho servant
girl, she uses poetry as the vehicle of
her orders. The rhyming mania seized
her after a severe fit of sickness, and
now she cannot get rid of it The ef
fect of this, when sho is attending to
tho ordinary duties of her household,
is, we suppose, something liko this :
.. .. . . --i.
If yon a coos irrw ;.. n. dm in
Or this :
" Mary Jane, go right up stairs and sweep and nuke
And do It quickly, too, d'jc hear 7 or rle I'll puucb
Or this :
" You Johnny, if jou tear jour p.mts,
I'll flg jou, till I nuke jou dance."
Or this :
" Alphor.so, jou are eating now jour fifteenth buiK-
The next thing jonll bo howling with a frightiul
Or this :
"Louia put jour buttle on ud get jour wisMeu
And come with me to i'urgu son's, to mea little
It nukes no different, my ciiild. what Iwnuet yon
Hut, for gracious sake, Ixmisa.
take a comb and frit
This is all e-isv enough. But suppose
the woman wants to tell the hired girl to
bring up the coal scuttle, where is she
going to find a word to rhyme with I
" scuttle ? And if she should have oc
casion to disciihs with her husband 1
such subjects as Eophyscsis and Loxo
dromics nnd Scismographicisms, how is
she going to bring in rhymes on those
names 1 Wo do not profess to know.
We arc only certain of one thing that
if the disease becomes common among
American women, the men will leave the
country. Max Adder.
The Wind Cutting Capers.
fTTKv- 1iow-a iiMnni rtfmrkcTi1iii-i filiOTirV-
iUt.' "'V-A1 , ""j""- r"
mena out in oioraao. not toug .ago
llinu WHO WU1A1JJJ5 uunu i agiuiu u""""i
when he was surprised by a sudden
roaring sound, not unlike tliat made by
a train of cars passing through a tuu
nel. Stopping a moment to listen, a
whirlwind, apparently not more than a
yard in diameter, and travelling no
faster than a spirited walk, picked him
up, as it were, and waltzed off down the
road with him. Its vertical force was
sufficient to invert the tails of his coat
above his head, notwithstanding the
pockets were loaded with specimens of
silver ore, and at the same time he was
carried along for a hundred feet or
more, like a feather, while under him
was a noise like that of an empty cart
bouncing over a stony street
Familiar as we all are with the taste
and quality of peanuts, but few of ns
are aware of where taey are raised. The
little State of Delaware has the honor of
growing about all that are grown in the
United States. The ground pea (rea
nni) grows beneath the surface of the
ground, as its name imports. The plant
has the appearance of the common
dferarf garden pea, though more bushy.
lis cultivated in hills. The pea grows
o tendrils which put out from the plant
1 take root m the earth. The fruit
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niCKeu irviu vuu jwm uj u: uauuy
d the vines aro a favorite for horses,
and cattle. From 30 to 80
.e&are produced on an acre. There
are some planters who rise front l.OU)
to 15,000 bushels a year.
The drift of British politics is indi
cated by the fact that at the recent elec
tions eeveral practical workiagaea, put
forward and supported by the laboring
classes, were chosen as members of Par
liament Tenor evmfrre years ago,
no man not wealthy, or not backed oy
a-wealthr coastitaeacy, woald have
dreamed oflecoainga atesber of Par
liament, and it would have bee as im
possible to elect a practical working-5T-r.
that rwvotioai aa. a doaea Tears
IajBAA tv F w
ago. it would have been to elaal aaefro
If - -
f HBaw7. '
if - V
Graaira circular for
January shows aatfieaaasa atnee the
13th of Decemberwhea tltewst circu
lar was issued, of 1,506 griage. Tho
total at that date was 9,206 the total at
the date of the last circular was 10,782.
The membership is only approximately
stated at about 780,000. The increase
is largely in the South and tho Valley
States, as will be seen by the following
tonukJi hum: statu.
South Caroliur. ,
Tennessee .. .
Texas.. . .
Total.. . M5
I o wa ... ...........
Kansas . ....
Ntbra- . .. ..
Colorado Territory . . .
NODTII ATLANTIC STATE.
New Hampshire '"
Vermont.... ......... 4
New York 5
New Jersey .... fi
The only States into which tho order
has not yet penetrated aro Delaware,
Connecticut, and lthndc Island. Since
the circular, of which tho foregoing is j
an analysis, thoro has been an increase I
of 300 or 400 granges. ,
Elder Knapp, the great Baptist re
vivalist, is hopelessly ill.
A new $100,000 Presbyterian church
has just been dedicated in Brooklyn.
Methodist revivals continue to bo
reported from all parts of the country.
Hammond, tho revivalist, will next
make a raid on the sinners of Kansas
Cyrus H. McCormick, the millionaire
reaper manufacturer, is sole proprietor
of the Chicago Interior, the organ of
One hundred thousand dollars have
been subscribed in New York in aid of
At Homo Protestantism numbers
more than forty chapels or places of
worship, open every Sunday and several
times during the week.
In tho efforts to christianize the world,
it is said that Mohammedan fanaticism
lias proved stronger than any sort of
heathenism in other parts of the world.
We read that in Northwestern Iowa
and Southwestern Minnesota Methodist
ministers arc living on less than $100
per annum, and do not complain
Tub Presiding Elder of tho Colorado
Bev. Florence McCarthy, a sensa
tional Baptist minister of Chicago, and
pastor of one of the largest churches in
the citv. has been locked out of his
church for indecent language used in
Our Stock of Pine and Its Valae.
The general demand for pine lumber
in all sections of the country, and the
rapidity with which it is consumed, has
caused ho little interest to center in all
questions relating to the supply yet in
reserve, some one wno nas lascn an
i interest in
a1 . . . - .l.A.. .1
mo qucsuon nas couecitti
, gtatistic8 rxpoQ this
point, covering the
entire pine forests of the United Stites,
with the following results
. ..., .
West Vircinia... ........ ...........
Virginia (yellow pine)
South Carolina (yellow ptne) ,
Noxtb Carolina. .... ... .,
Floritia (yellow pine)
Georgia (yellow pice) ,
The Dominion forests, say
Total east of toe Rockr mountains.
. l.3in,Ouu,o. j
. i,nywo,ooo j
West of the mountains, say T0,O,0u0,w
Total North America 2fi,CW),Cn.iJ
The statistician regards this timber
as worth $2 per 1,000 feet as it stands ;
and says : " Add $10 per 1,000 worth
of labor to it, and we have the pretty
httle figure of 2,981,180,000.
T.imrH TTitict Ym flliatwl nrprr Tnnrniticf-
This is an imperative duty for every
housekeeper to see performed, for as
mmmmmtmr muw w mv, w "rf w- - T
A 1 w -. I - labvnarw WI4LW4. a
the oil bums down in a lamp, there is
createti a highly innammaoie gas, wuicm
gathers imperceptibly over the Burface,
and as fast as the oil is consumed this
ga increases, so when the oil is nearly
out of the lamp, the slightest jar of the ;
table will set the gas on tire; an ex
plosion follows instantaneously, and a
bomb shell would not be more destruc
tive, for its touches are deathly. Bnt
if the oil is burned only half way down
in your lamp, the gas is not of sufficient
power to do any injury ; therefore, let
me beg you never to defer the operation
of lamp-filiingio another day, out bcc
yourself thai it is done. When I read
of deaths occurring from trying to light
fixes with kerosene, I always thirk the
verdict of the Coroaer's jury aboutl be,
" Served theaa right ;" for it seems i
poasHde to believe that any mortal could
be so foolish as to tamper with scch a
higkf j infljuamable liquid. Better try
to kiadle tires with a powder-can, well
filled, than with the contents of Toar
kerosene can. Ctrl CbHntrjf Gentle
...?.. 5 172
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...... 9 "" SIB
...... ii sv,
AT,..,..i;. f Vi.rnmnon inn n jlicteiot. m. " rtlfl lllUl IllICO IUOM1 lO hlJlV.
braciuc 55.030 miles. Ho often travels ! the namo of your son ? ankml the
sixty miles without seeing n human J ernor. '1 he old man gave it. G
L. MATHER. Publisher.
UNCIavalM aad the VlellHht
An old and infirm soldier was playing
his violin one evening on the Prater at
fienna. His faithful dog was holding
fcrhat, in which passers-by dropped a
fewoqppers a they came along. On
thajgfreaiBg'in question, however, no
bo3y stopped to put a small coin into
tho "poor old fallow's hat; every one
went straight op7 and the gayety of the
oroid' added to 'the sorrow which swelled
the Old soldter'a heart, and showed itself
ur his withered countenance.
All.at once, however, n well-dressed
gentleman came up to whero ho stood,
listened to his playing for u few minutes,
and gazed compassionately upon him.
Ere long tho old fiddlur s weary hand
had ao-.Vvur ntrcnytli'reft to frrr'fajfl
bow ; his limbs rfTusea lo carry him
further ; he seated himself on a stone,
re..ted his head on his hands, ami began
silently to weep. At that instant the
gentleman approached, offered the old
man a piece of gold, and said:
" Lend me your violin tt little while."
Then having carefully tuned it, he
" You take the money and I'll play !"
He did play! All the passers-by-stopped
to listen, struck with tho dis
tinguished air of the musician, ami
captivated by his marvelous genius.
Even moment the circle became larger
and larger. Not copper alone, but
6 j silver and even gold, was dropped into
tho xor man s hat. lho dog began to
growl, for it was becoming too heavy
for him to hold. At an invitation from
audience the invalid emptied its
contents into his sack, and thev fillet! it
j again. After a national melody, in
which every one present joined with un-
I covered heads, the violinist placed the
1 instrument uion the noor man's knees.
: ftnd, without waiting to bo thanked, dis-
" Who is it?" was asked on all sides.
"It's Armand Boucher, the famous
violin-iilaver." replied some one in the
i crowd. " He has been turning his art
to account in tho service of chanty. Let
us follow his example."
1 And the sjieaker sent round his hat
also, made a new collection, and gave
tho proceeds to tho invalid, crying,
, " Long live Boucher !"
Deeply affected, the invalid lifted up
' his hands and eyes toward heat en, and
. invoked God's blessing on his bena
j There were that evening two happy
, men in Vienna : tho invalid placed for
J a long tunc above the reach of w;antT-
n"'1 " generous aruht, iu u-u u. ..-
eart the joy of doing good according
j fotlio words o Scripture, which s..v,
I Tht merciful man docth good to his
I own ,,ouL
J?tl? Mi"1!' ..
I of the closing scenes in tho administra
tion of Gov. Noves, of Ohio, and the
inauguration of Gov. Allen, says: "Hun
j dreds of guests had call d, and scores
wero calling, to say their good-byes to
' Gevenior Notch." Among those wno
entered the chamber, however, was an
old man, thin, wrinkled, pale and gray
haired, and much bent by ago and maiii
1 fest suffering. He timidly asked to ree
tho tovernor. who stepiwd aside to a
window with him. 1 he old man nam
ho would havo called before, but had
been sick. Ilecamo at that late hour
to make an appeal for the pardon of on
' umnt? son. who had iKicn conhticu m
I the Penitentiary for seven years, and
oyca men, wiiuoiu maKing any u'juuiwj
reply, requested nun to swp imo nis
private room and wait till iio was at
leisure. The fact was. the lmrdon had
' been granted early that morning, and
J tho old man's daughter had already
gone to carry the pardon to her brother
, and accompany him from tho Penitcn-
tiary to the governor s oincc. jii lew (
moments the liberated man arrived with '
Ins pistcr, neither expecting to find the
father there, and the father not dream- (
i ing that the pardon had already been
granted. Ono can readily imagine the
scene as the governor conducted the
- . . . - . ... w r
; two to nis pnvuio nwra. ajj wn uc
a V. A 1 . .. a .1 h m a. i I mm 9r A V.. I
, io nis lamer aau cuiuiw.-i mm,
, then Hintring htfl arms arounu ine gov
ernor s neck, covered ni lace w ,wi
kisses. The old man, overcome by the
trmnt lmnniness of the moment. ank
into his chair, sobbing like a ciild.
TTinro tr.ro rtr ilrr wrM in that rom.
-t"" --- - j j .
i anu Ul(W who, a iuw uuuiik.-. wki, ,
t Wfcrc talking and chatting wiin me re-
tiring governor in the reception room
jflJUI ill iUU l.tj'WW" AW4p
i little imagined m what a touchmgly
scene he had been a partici-
A Bawl of Paach a tTm a Bawl.
A remarkable bowl of punch was
made across the water in 1814. It was
made in a fountain in a garden, in the
middle of four walks, covered overhead
with orance and lemon trees, and sn
( e walk was a uWe tjjC oje length
, oaycA tnth refrtahmenta. Jn
1 fountain were the following :n-
I gretlicnts: Four hogsheads of brandy,
t twrntr-fivo thrniiuuid lemons, twentr
rallnrui of lime iuice. thirteen, hundred
j weight of white sugar, thirty-one pound
, 0f grated nutmegs, three hundred toaat-
I m - -i a ..a -. , rnrnrn v -
ed biscuits, and one pipe of dry monn-
tain Malaga. Over the fountain was a
large canopy to keep off the rain, and
there was bail: on purpose a mue iajsi,
wherein waa a boy, who rowed nmnd
the fountain and filled the cap of the j
It is supposed more than
men drank from the
Th Athenians who put a boy to death
for killing a bird, tecauae tho act indi
cated a cruel disposition, would have
dealt more harshly with Patrick
Naughton than did the Cincinnati Police
Court, which sentenced him .to six
months imprisonment for burning a
dog. Naughton, an engineer on the
Little Miami Riilroad, was standing
idly by his engine are when the innof
f ending brute was thrown ap to him by
somebodr. Holding the dog in one
hand, he'opened the doozof the farnace
with the other, and tossed the aaiaaal
iatotbe flames. Then he closed the
door. Hie excuse was that is was b
aat iidfi cm aocoaat of tfc strike.
&ATB6 OF ABTEKTISDCG:
Osetecb, Crt insrrtto.
racj .uWrjm-nt nrti"n,
t&m taonlU., , .
M sliatoaUs.. .
tweUa months. ... ,
Duarlrr eotuaa. thrr ?aU. , . .
aiimcatbs. .. ....
M twt Jt BXKkUl. ... .
Uatf ro)umn, three muaths
" t 3titl.
twlv luoaths...... .
OBecoiama, thre(¬b .
" M ctnaaib.
rwW taoetin . ..... ..
MarrUre and Oeatntry Xetlcea fre. Lrcai
ticeJOcprltce. Trivnt axl Lnral AdrrB.
aeni payable In adnc. Yrarty a.IvrUsefkta
A 1-nl, eUs into was S.ltwcon Ray ;
Nnthlntr Of Ttue h ca away ,
lie boarded and save!.
Anl be pitu b mi tiarl.
And tb re he pt tb more be crtet.
Th brd-erne.t diUr be liUie.1 to nam
Brought blai UUle bat ore and pain :
IVr bttle ba sprat, M. ,
And all that bbt fl
He &ile tt brtarf Mb twmry ir t
Tbls was tbc tifx ef Sotoroon IUy.
The jtt wenl4brl V"tJ
uis roewrw mn.
Ami hUfekATl within
Orrw as banMav doUars be wntkM to win.
Hut be dleil ouigay, as all men mlul,
l'or life U flr mm ed n bnt dut .
Ao.1 tb Wlra rr gay
TtiatUbl bbaawa) ;
And that was tb d of Hot. Kay.
ftf.imitirtii7U$ w,fc 7
His land' were sold.
And his bard-erue.I gold
All went to the Uers. i tiJd.
Yrt niru HI plntb. and chral.and save.
Norcarrj their tiatirr tJo,,' n
All their ?ld. some da.
Will n.flt awar,
I4ke the M-lflth iaini: of Nlntiion IUy.
The largest moth ever known Th
A coPNTitr without fair womvn wotil
simply be stng-untion.
The hornet is Wuutifully defined t
bo the red-hot child of nature.
Mims Anthony always concludes her
prayers with "Amen and women."
Tin: wmg of the printer's devil :
" II of Itfrs. left tor Use,
Ixt me bide a ! lt tber.
A Danhury boy severely injured
spine in trying to imitate a gesture he
saw Mr. dough make.
When was beefsteak first mentioned
in history? When King Henry VIII.
dissolved the Papal bull.
A Vermont newspajwr announces that
its minimum charge for first-olas.
marriage notice will be fifteen ioiiudn f
dried apple. Notices with " jKietry"
will cost more.
An Ohio woman, riding on tho cars
with her boy, paid ho wan six, and when
" Hilly" spoka up and declared ho was
ten, the good woman drew him over her
knee and had satisfaction for the half
fare sho was obliged to pay.
A Soithkrn editor says of a rival
editor that " he is inclined to deny the
nnnui nf lii'iiitr red-iieadcd. Well, volt
; Janv cajj jt nuimr,i, or blonde, or any-
lhil oW but our in,,,reHHiin is tnai iio
wouM bo pntitlwl to tho Hrt place m
nny toreUiBht pnKwaioii."
TjK onlhor ()f Ul0 IhUm1 W!nliIneIltai
gong lias tackwl tho following chonia
i 'ai'ilVliiatJiial::- -T". - -iuii-.m.
And tlrt-am Ittite awy.
H doesn't wish it any more heartily
than we do.
Alwavs Speak for Yocrhklk. -Jenkins
(fivo foot nothing): "Tall women
an) all very well, but they don't do for
men of our height, my loy I 1'aney you
and mo dangling in tho wake of two
fair gianbiwos ! He ! he ! ho 1 ho ! ho !
ha ! ha J" (Smothered indignation of
Tomkins, who is nearly fivo feet five '")
Let Doom Deluhit.- It appear that
legislation is not iwrfect in Japan :
" Dog-fighting has been prohibited
thai lighout Japan, and any transgress
ors in this riwpcct are to lx lined, and
the dogs will bo killed." We Hhould
lino tho dogs and kill lho tranigrcn,
who ore much more to blamo than tho
"Ytt! havo hetTU. centlrmen
inrr." said an elcxiuent atlVOcat- -"you
have hccni tho witnesn swar he saw tho
prisoner raise his gun : you havo li'rn
him swar ho saw tho tlah and heerd the
report; you have heern lum nwar hedug
the bullet out witli Jus jack-knile, and
you have seen the bullet produced in
court; but whar, gentlemen, har. I wk
you, ii the man who saw that bullet hit
rvu at nrrM.
M Cn!rrutb this crntt
Us the mflMeriCtf dut
Of Iaisr lUt'lKr Hhna,
Well erd In the art
Of pw.euurd nd tarts.
Anl th ltTtlT trade of th on.
Wbeo she tlTKt IcaC rnocjtb,
Kbe tuat br Urt pff,
Aitd u she doh !i,
Aud make br dtrt jrf.
In bi tbst ber ru.t rosy ! rld.
alB7 a Child.
One evening, at the house of Dr.
Arnott (185.1). Mr. Itowland Hill gavo
AUIVI W"f -- ---. 1
some cnnonn traiw oi me "rcwow 19
norance of .1 popuLition of nailers in
some central dLstrict of England witli
which he wa acquainted. A clergyman
1 exerted himself to effect an improve
ment, and took particular care to get
their qhildrcn baptized. One day, hav
ing come to baptize a newly lorn
infant, whom he understood to be a
boy, he asked what name he should
give the child. The father was quite at
a lo had no predilection on the sub
ject " Shall it Iw a Scripture name?"
117.11 wl,.t Ivfintnrn mm ?"
1 xb. man rrtA at th minster's aii-
' potion that Benjamin would do. A
f waa'retirisg aitcrwanl. hberd
- . .
great shouting, and turning back, awt
the father who exclaimed:
I g jt vnana do it mana be don
again the bairn a a trench !"
Salt ia the Oceaa.
Everybody knows that the water of
the ocean are very salt to the taate ; but
how raany of yon hTe thought oi the
inuaene qaaatities of salts of different
kinds that most be in the Atiaatic aad
Pacific to give a flavor tosadiisaonEums
bodies of water?
Scientific raen have tboegki abost it ;
andoacof thtm (CspUia Mmgj) has
told as that if all the varibas aaMa of
these oceaas coaJl be separated fraam
the water and spread oat eqaaly crrar
the northers half of thiaaaatiaca, tWy
would form a cormnc ona miU dtrp.
So heavy would be this atass ef nalas
that all the avehawical iaventioai of
ssaB, aided bxall the aWaat aad all the
water power m the world, eaadd Bet,
swve tt so ataeh aa oae acfc m trram
wsntii n mniit
Ma-'- - afer J Wl
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