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, THE OMMtKiV MAS.
Ho wan a fjneer aid-fogy man,
And lorn! old-fogy way ;
Aud rallnl again! the, recklen aeed
Of thene fat miklrni day,
n'e once rould travel leisurely.
And etop hi friend r" lull ; . i
But now Miry rubrd him through by attain,
And rodohim on a rail.
That good old coach wan fiat enough .
Kor )nident folk togn; '- ''
Impatient men now laugh at it'.
And nay twa rattier alow ;
And o they ruh upon the train,, .
And ped lite thought away. 'jj !- ".
Until a KnmOj-iip break their bone ;
He. think it doexn't iy.
llo loved old houwwHeV njiiuulng wbeela ;
The muaic of their hum
Wan far more dear to his old ar
Than grand-piano Ihrnm.
JJiU ah ! he tiglm, th'me vrbeela are gnn
No more we hear their thrifty nuni ,
NotnorethodlaUraapln!- " "
,. . . i
' . a? 5i jRTSe roTfflrlaof olden tlmr.
, -3fr. jfefSrr WWku fliiii', ihe'tate tender enoota
That crow up in the bad :
Thry did thoir mother' hrayy work.
And eaMwl hf-r weary hand" ;
And HomeUmeo, too, if brother! failed
CouM h-I to do a man'.
TlieirilroeMen, made with eay fit,
-4o not a iialn beneath;
Their hearts had ample room to beat.
Their lungx had room to breathe
Unlikn our present girlx, with walata
Too mnrh -ompreeJ and rlight,
Who, if they do not dienljiate,
Art ver3- often tight.
Tbi-y let not 1 ahion dwarf their forma,
Hut grew to miely Kizn,
And btalth xhone ever on their browe
And -atkied from their eye;
They thanked kind Heaeu for all Its giftH
And thought, with aecret pride, '
That they were lieatiliftd enough.
And they vitre ealiafted.
Hut now, our modern girlK, ala I
Think I'rovideucc unkind
J'or putting too mnrh in the txldM, "
And not wnough lhlnu;
And H4ithey IiunIId round, and lace, ,
To mend Ktirh cluinny wayw,
A 'id think they far outxhinn the glrln
Of g(Mxl old-fgy days.
Hn wiHhed, ho eaid, for their (tweet akc,
' That FaohionV torturing viim
"W.nil.l ejne them up a little, aud
Ia- plncluug would eiifnce; , ,
Tliit ihevmiglit feel the Iwiinillng health'
Arouiid Hie heart that plate.
When all iilifi ttered an it hik
In good old-ftgy daj . t
A Tnnperaiire Story.
There was a sensation in Glenwild.
A temperance lecturer had been there.
He liad spoken to tho people- on tho evil
of intemperance, and God knows there
was need of it. Ho had spoken no
bly and well, llo had spoken as one
who knew of what he was sponking. Ho
hud been a drunkard once, and a friend
ly hand had been outstretched to help
him. It hnd seemed tho hand of man,
but ho know that beneath tho guiso of
nrthlv clrtj', it was really tho hand of
Before he went away ho organized a
temperance society, whoso only requisi
tion for membership was apiedgo to ab- j
Htniu from all intoxicating drinks. Such j
a thing was unheard of in Glenwild, snd ;
therefore tho fact that it created con-
Hidoiablo sensation among all classes of .
society is not to bo wondered nt. There '
wero a variety of opinions on tho sub
ject. Tho habitual drinkers wero terri
bly offendod. Theso habitual drinkers
were what some people term "nioder
nto drinkers" that wonderful class of
people who know just how much to
drink aud when to stop.
" Why ! It looks as if wo was so fur
gone that nothin' but sincin' tho tern-
pcrimco pledge could save us," declared 1
ouo of those strong-minded men in the
village bar-room, to a crowd of kindred
wpirits. " For my part, 1 know when 1
have drank enough, an' tho man who
can't stop when he gote all that, is good
fur him, ain't much, in my opinion."
Which opinion was warmly seconded
bv tho " ancient worthies" congregated
Tlio higher class of society in Glen
wild and, liko most other places, it had
somo aristocratic ieoDle held aloof.
in their prohibition of all kinds of li
quor. How could tho better class get
along without its wiuo ? Sure enough,
how could thoy ? And then, tho higher
class of society would have to stoop to
associate with persons of all classes if '
they gayo their .sanction mid support to
institutions of this kind. And rathorl
thau stoop, why, lot men becomo drunk
ards if they would.
People who judged tho matter from a
social and moral standpoint, unbiased
by creed and caste ami habit, gave the
jiowly-formed society their support, and
fell in with the tomp'erance army.
-.nisi looKiiere, .Air. .lolmson, said
Mr. Strong to a neighbor who was a
round or two above him on the social
ladder, and who had expressed his sur
prise to think that a person who was
mm ..:. nt .:. ,
. ,"J-. i"M.ll "v. PfP- dren are ruined by the verv thine
"Is-, : , ? ."VE?-- tL gives them tho power they covet
iwuii-u uiu uuug '" ir. Aiiey were Beautiful isn't it 9 If ?
loo strict iu their rales too strWiit - aU"-,V' ..M .' " 1S
rising in the world as Mr. Strong was I L nven fc Pw of will enongh left to
should identifv himself with a society koP I1"01 drmklnK now- rm ruined,
whoso success was doubtful, no 'matter ! ?nd J know Father told me, not
how good its objects might be " I i lonS a" tnat lie wa8 "willing for me to
don't look at the matter in the light you Jm .tbo 80cict7 novr, but I told him
do. I look at it in this way : There is ' tht; ll waa to lat to helP mc-' "
too much liquor drank in Glenwild There was a drunken carousal one
Our young men are constintlv having n'8ht at a 8aloou Glenwild, and the
temptations to drink thrown in their ' next dav death was in their midst And
wav, and thero is nothing to counter- wnent l le cold, gray winter after
bafaneo tho effect aud intluenee of tho noon' a 8 'WHS made upon tho hill,
liquor trade. A societv like ours can do aDd th.c ?n he lovcd so 'w:e11 WM ,aia
no injury, if it does no good ; conse- aW:-T ,n i4 from th0 iIIs of ,ife forever,
quently, those who join it are not com- 1 n Jounson ep1 hot tears of remonse
promising themselves in anv way. i a reR1 M he uld have seen into
".Feasibly, and I think" altogether j the fntt.irJ H ho could have known
probable, it mav result in a great deal wnt ?8n' " But, in his false pride
of good. We "don't know, you see ' lus prejadieo and deadly apathy, he
whether it will or not, and to-long as I bad "tood d00 from lit might have
just right for men who consider them
selves influential for good to condemn
me lUMiumuu wnen uiey wonT even '
take the trouble to find out if there is
anything about it worthy of condemna
tion, I tell you what it is, 3r. Johnson,
there's too mucli I-am-better-than-yon
feeling in the world too sacli tear of
getting below what we call our dignity,
though often what we consider our dig
nity is really.our-KelfHJonoeit too amch
indifference to matters that ought to be
of vital importance. So long as they
don't affect us particularly, we don t
care to have anyfliing to do with them
or about them. But let them come
home to. us, and then we see what the
result will be, Your eon unaine nay
take to 'dfinkrngr "Nothicf is mora
$2.00 PER ANNUM.
likely, with bo many chances thrown in
their way. Would it,be policy, would
it bo right, for mo to tell my boy that
he should not connect himself with a so
ciety h'ke.ours,3aiowing,aB I was careful
to, that there' were no elements of evil
in it ? There ho is sure of being out of
temptation. In I ho streets he isn't
Would I hare been doing right if I had
said, You had better keep away from
it, my boy, for fear you'll lower your
self in a social point of view ?' Should
I make his pride, which I consider a
wrong kind of pride, viewed in this
sense, paramount to his moral good?
No, sir. I gave my consent for my boy
to join, willinghr, and joined ii myself,
thus showing him that I had faith in it
; and wasnt afraid of trying to do good,
' A. It 1A. ii I. tli Tn ni
i even if,thejresnlt might not be anything
great ladUmkoUB. , I&n't Munajl
$Llmkm m1flmfMiwmf&u Standiag
to so to work band in hand
poorer' fellowmcn for possible good.
Tho evil wo are working against is plain
to bo seen. It may knock at your door
or mine next I'm a plain-spoken man,
c Mr. Johnson, and I say frankly that I
1 don't think you're doing just right when
you try to discourage otbors from join
. jug our society by telling them its suc
cess is doubtful. You will acknowledge
that the temperance principle, carried
i out, is a good one. We are trying to
I carry it out We ought never to dis
courage anything that has a good ob
ject in view. Help it on and speak a
f good word for it. SuccesH won't bo
doubtful then. There is nothing dark,
nothing secret about our society. It is
1 a place where all classes of people may
i moot upon a common level for
social and moral improvement I hope
, you'll see tho matter in a more favora
, bio light and lot your son join our soci
ety, and join it yourself."
" I don't think Ishaiy answered Mr.
Johnson. And ho did not. Ho had a
I sou, a young man of fine abilities, just
from school. He, in common with many
of tho best yoaug men in Glenwild, de-
sired to join the temperance society.
But Mr. Johnson was opposed to his
" Somo of tho poorest class of society
havo becomo members," he said,
r " Could you feel free to associate with
. them V"
i " They may educate themselves to a
higher standard' by associating with
those of a higher social grado," was the
1 young mau's reply. "I think I havo
nothing to fear in that direction. I
know many young men of our best soci
ety who havo joined the organization,
i and they tell me that thero ono is sure
of getting good intellectual and moral
j culture. They have found that, instead
of having a tendency to lower the posi-
1 tion of any one, it elevates, aud teaches
t lessons of tho highest good. May I
i join it?"
"Not with my consent, answered his
! " Very well," answered tho young
' man, stung by the cold, indifferent way
his father assumed in giving his refusal.
And thero the matter dropped between
i The society prospered. But the
, liquor-shops were not shut up. They
' will livo for all time, I fear. Thoy are
so tenacious of life that nothing can
( qnito destroy them. They come nearer
being illustrations of the old fablo of
i tho Phoenix than anything else I know
ot. Shut them up by law, and straight
way somo highly respectable person in
legislative power procures a key to open
them again. Thev are the pots, the
, darlings, of our ruling power. What
1 would a pure political system like our
'do without them? It couldn't exist
They must bo encouraged. I is true
. that death to body and soul comes out
t of them, but there's influence and power
in them for tho mail who wants it bad
j enough to obtain it through their agen
cy. And men must havo position aud
influence if men and women and chil-
economy illustrated for vou.
"They say Will Johnson is getting to
be a frequent visitor nt the saloons,"
said one vonng man to another.. "Is
"Yes," was the reply, "he drinks
tommy, no wanted to join our socie
? "wnepjt wi started, but his father
. opposed his doing so. He got in the
habit of visiting-billiard saloons and
drinking now and then, and thus was
brought in contact with the worst class
of society. Ho has gone down hill very
fost for, the last year. " I talked with
him lat week and urged him to join
, our society. 'No use now.' he said.
A year ago 1 wanted to. It would
havo saved me then. Now it's tao late.
I'm too far gone. Mv spoetite for
. LuluorHas becomo perfectly irresistible.
It seems pretty certain that not only
the remains of Dr. Ldvingstone will be
recovered and broaght home to aa hon
ored resting-place, but that there will
..be no difficulty in getting the journals
in which the illastriooa traveler: has
written the story of his discoveries. Dr.
Livingstone, it is ascertained, was on
j his return journey to the coast and En-
guiau wnen ne was seised with ins lass
illness, and had probably completed the
exploration on which he set out, aeea
the ancient fountains at the west of the
great.water-shed He has mapped, visited
the copper mines of Katanga, and the
people who dwell in cares.
RED CLOUD, WEBSTER GO., NE$., THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1874.
FABX A5D HOME.
Fence posts, soaked in lime water, it
is positively asserted, will last as long
Gbaftino out doors should not be
done till the warm days and the bnds
begin to swell.
" Grape vines that were "not praaed
last fall must be attended to before the
flow of sap, but not when frozen.
Wateiiino stock in winter should al
ways bo attended by patient and careful
hands. See that the boss animals do
not drive the weaker and more timid
from the water.
Tax curry-comb should now be more
freancnthr ami taoroackfr j
will begin to shed their hair, and they
will enjoy the comb.
Cows coming in early need extra at
tention. With a plenty of dry food,
they should have sorre roots, such as
turnip, or mangel wortzel, to keep them
in good physical condition.
Hoos, owing to the low prices for the
past years, have been much neglected.
The near future promises large remu
neration for pork. It will pay to look
carefully to this question now.
Horses that have been idle during tho
winter, and feeding on hay and corn
stalks, should now be fed with graia to
prepare them for the spring work. Com
mence on small feeds, and increase it
To Coke Brittle Feet. Wash the
horse's feet elean, when dry apply with
a brush, to tho hoof only, a coating of
this mixture : Fish oil, one part ; veg
etable tar, one part ; oil of tar, one
Sheet starved through the winter will
either perish in early spring, or shed
their wool before shearing-time, or will
lose their lambs. Keep them fat by
good feeding, and then they will pay for
time and money invested.
Cattle and hogs need salt all the
year round. It is too often neglected in
winter. A good way to salt cattle in
winter is by brine put on straw or hay.
A little every day is tho best rule. And
a little overy day in slop for hogs.
Pleasant days can be spent in tho or
chard, taking away all dead branches,
scraping off old rough bark where ver
min can hide, and cutting off the stubs
of dead limbs and covering with graft
ing wax to keep from further decay.
Limbs or branches, broken down by
wind or ice, should be carefully remov
ed, and the wounded parts cut smooth
before applying wax.
The effective value of food for pigs is
at least doubled by cooking over tin
ground grain. Merely soaking the
meal cold is much less useful, and to be
adopted only for a very few animals.
For a largo herd a good steam boiler
should be procured, and, if connected
with an engine, roots may be cut up,
and perhaps grain ground to advantage.
Now is a good time to look to your
seed and clean it thoroughly. I put in
a side spout that goes with my fanning
mill, and take out just tho very largest
aud best grain for seed and it pays
wen to clean seed thoroughly, l: you
will seperate out tho best of your wheat, i
and then sow right by the side of it the '
small and inferior grain, and somo just
as it comes, you will then see what a
difference it will make. Yon can tell as
soon as it comes up, and you will see the
dividing lino all the time until it is har
vested, and will notice still more differ
ence when you come to thresh. If you
wero not fortunate enough to save your
seed corn before the heavy frosts last
fall, look around among your neighbors
and get some good seed. It is better to
pay five dollars a bushel than to accept
poor seed as a gift Good seed of all
kinds is what all of us should take pains
to have. Exchange.
Pound Cake. One pound of flour,
one pound of sugar, one pound of but
ter. Sixty degrees is the right tempera
ture to keep milk in winter or summer,
to produce the most cream and make
tho best butter.
Knox Ginger Cakes. Five cups of
flour, four eggs, one cup of sugar, one
of butter, one of sour milk, half cup of
molasses, one tablespoonfnl of soda,
lloll out and bake.
Ladt Cake. Ono
cups sugar, one cup
eggs, one quart flour, one teaspoonfnl
soda in the milk, two teaspoonfuls
cream tartar in the flour ; flavor to taste;
makes two cakes.
Keeping Cider Sweet. Heat the ci
der until it boils, pour into the bottles,
which have been previously heated to
prevent cracking. Cork tight and seal
immediately, aa in canning fruit The I
cider will keep unchanged for years.
To Polish Tins. Rub your tinswith
a dry cloth; then take dry flour and rab
it on with your hands afterward ; then
take an old newspaper and rab the flour
off, and the tins will shine aa well as if
half an hour had beea speat rubbing
them with brick-dast or powder, which
Apple Cake. Take two caps dried
apples ; stew enough to chop fine. Boil
in two cups of sirup till preserved, then
use the sirup for the cake. Take two
eggs, one cap of batter, one of soar
milk, two teaspoons of soda, four caps
of flour, and spice of all kinds. Add the
apples the last thing before patting in
American "Ranaip Wattles. ime
pint of sweet aulk, oae heaping teaenp
aol of batter, three eggs, a teaepooaful
of thick brewer's yeast, oae quart of
noary and another teecupfnl of sweet
milk, in which is dissolved a quarter of
ateaspoonfal of soda. Let it rise as
til light, then bake aa other wsfllrtr
Serve with batter and eagar.
Old corsets Bake the beat stove
they are nairy-aaade, ani
mnch better whea unfolded, to take
bold of aaytaiaf with tkaa a made
holder, sad aca easier to wash. Jaat
throw them in witjJttaW brown towels,
as many as you fctflMai to get daring
the week, ana taeyflme oat clean and
ready to use agaia-
ound useful and
superior to the
ounces of cheese,
it in small, square
pieces, and set it
fry with a little
piece of butter.
oar cheese be-
gins to melt have
errs beaten up
with salt and pe;
Pour them upon
of muff and
roll it into a sort
ofH- The whole
".tike more than
one or two nunu
xa in house.
From this time till
a roo?-.frUa ( ii
rase. A garre
chamber used for this purpose makes a
great saving in comfort, health, and
cloth. Those who have suffered it
know what exquisite torture it is to pin
clothes on a line in freezing weather,
and how often one takes a cold in doing
it tliat hangs on till warm weather.
Farmers' wives suffer more injury from
this single exposure, it is said, than
from any other one cause. In a drying
room the clothes are never snapped out
at the corners bv tho wind, are never-1
buried by the snow ; and tho. fortunate
owner of this apartment is quite inde-
Eendent of the skies in her weekly
ousehold routine, and can wash regu
larly on Monday if she wishes, even
should it "rain cats and dogs."
Hearth and Home.
Last Hoars of Charles Ssmaer.
Senator Schurz gives the following
account of tho last two hours of Mr.
Sumner's life. At noon Mr. Sumner
seemed to be in a sort of stupor, but he
gradually grew brighter. Mr. Schurz
sat on the bedside, holding his hand,
which was very cold, there being scarce
ly any indication of circulation of the
blood. After a little while, he asked
Mr. Sumner if he knew hire. Mr.
Sumner then opened his eyes very wide,
triod to smile, and said. "Why of
course I know you, Schurz." Ho seemed
to be fully conscious, and able to con
verse. Ho could not see plainly, how
ever, and asked Mr. Schurz what was
beforo his eyes that prevented him from
seeing clearly. He tried to push away
tho obstacle. Mr. Schurz then asked
him if he suffered great pain. He re
plied that ho did not, but said he felt
an intense weariness. During the next
hour he repeated many times, "Oh, I
feel eo tired!" Ho was restless, but
seemed to grow somewhat stronger,
and the livid hue which his countenance
had shown during the morning seemed
to leave it In fact he seemed to be
recovering a little. Mr. Schurz, think
ing that ho might be growing better,
went home, and upon returning half an
hour afternar& found-Juxu .expiring
While ho was' fully conscious, he had
asked for an injection of morphine to
relieve him. The physician told him
that he could not nave this applied.
Soon after this, ho was seized with a
terrible convulsion, which was followed
by a severe fit of vomiting. When this
was over he turned oyer on his bed
and almost immediately but quietly ex
pired. Tho last words spoken by Mr. Sum
ner were addressed to Judge Hoar, who
was sitting on the sido of the bed, and
trying to induco a circulation of tho
blood in his arm. Judgo Hoar said to
him : " I wish I could get somo warmth
into your hands." Mr. Sumner re
plied clearly, "You never will." This
oconrred not more than 15 miuutes be
fore he expired, and showed
was conscious until tho last
that ho '
Hard oa Plaipklns.
Pimpkins ! Don't yon know Pimp
kins ? Then you don t know the dain
tiest, darlingest, m st fashionable and
most fastidious young self-admirer that
ever lisped and languished in a drawing
room. Pimpkins was at Mrs. Bonny
castle's party last spring. One of the
compauy was a blooming damsel from
the country a fresh, rosy-cheeked,
bright-faced girl, over whom the im-
?ressiblo bachelors were in ecstasies,
impkins saw and admired. Pimpkins
determined to mako an impression. He
stared at her through his quizzing
glass until he had stared her out of
countenance. Then he approached her.
She was engaged in knitting a pair of
oversocks for one of Mrs. Bonnycastle's
"Aw," said Pimpkins. "Knitting,
indoBtwioM. If., good .Sm. I like
industwy. Aw what
would you chawge to knit me a pair like
"Socks or stockings, do you want,
" Ah I deuced if I exactly understand
but T want 'em to come up over
the calf, you know."
"In that case," replied the blooming
damsel, smiling a sweet, innocent smile,
" I should have to estimate. I never
knit a pair to cover one's whole body !"
Pimpkins was observed at the side
board shortly afterward trying to eat a
half-melted ice with a fork.
la Extraeralaary Wager.
The Due de Feltre has just won by a
neck an extraordinary wager. He
backed himself to drive his trotter in a
light carriage to Lyons, before the
Coaate Philhppe de Nevule would reach
the place on his velocipede. The dis
tance was 356 kilometres, or 222 miles,
which was run in G0 hours, and was won
by a neck, by the Due de Feltre. who
drove into the court-yard of the Grand
Hotel at Lyons jast two Buaatea before
the Comte rattled ia on his velecipede.
The first day's journey was 80 kilome
tres, or 50 miles, the second was 104 (65
miles), and the last day both competi
tors raa 172 kilometres, or 107 aulea.
Neither the horse nor the maa seemed
mach beat by the loag race, and the
Comte is still so coafldeat that he offers
to back himself lor 1,000 look over the
same coarse again.
A good PARataa slioald sever go to
sleep straight until he knows all bis
stock are well fed, eat) arorided with
coaf ortable qaarton. ' : C
Bonnee has paid $40,000 f er a farm.
Ohio has 2,100 miles more railroad
Potatoes are worth more than wheat
in Kansas and Iowa. .
The ex-King of Naples, now at Paris,
lives in a very humble way.
The annual income of Trinitv Church,
New York, is about $300,XK.
Dioxwis says that high living is the
foundation of every cemetery.
WHrrnEB's head and eyes are out of
order, and he must quit work.
.Da. Franklin proposed the turkey aa
the national emblem of America.
' QTTEEVVleTORiA-i arsdaslly recover-,
ing from the grief of her widowhood.
This couutrv has sown a terrible
amount of wild oats
For an English sixpence and a hand
ful of powder one can buy a wife in
Mr. George Knorr has been marine
editor of the Philadelphia Worth Ameri
can for tiO years. He is now in his 81st
A Kbntuckian has cured himself of
consumption of tho lungs by the con
sumption of u spoonful of kerosene
Hammond asked an African at St
Louis if ho had found the Lord.
"Gollv," said Sambo, "am de Lord
The execution of Evans, the other
day, was the eleventh in which New
Hampshire has indulged herself during
A medical correspondent of an En
glish journal says that rheumatism and
gout can be cured by the free use of
A negro by the name of Montgomery
a former slavo belonging to Jefforson
Davis is said to be tho richest planter
The Adams Express Company received
last year $260,000 for carrying monov
for tho Government between Now York
The Governor of Maine recently sent
to tho Legislature of that State the first
veto for fiftoen years. Both houseH
sustained the objection.
A Western enthusiast exclaims : "I'd
rather be a doorkeeper iu the hall of
the Grangers than to shovel sugar in
the stores of tho middlemen."
Hot alum water is a recent sugges
tion as an insecticide. It will destroy
red and black ants, cockroaches, spiders,
chintz bugs, and all crawling pests..
A Clinton counts', Iowa, saloon
keeper has been ordered by the courts
to pay $5,250 to the wifo of one of his
customer. He hasidecidcd to quit tho
business without the aid of the women's
The total production of wool in this
country lasty car was 174,000, 000 pounds,
against 100,000,000 for 1872, and 140,
600,000 for 1871. The trade in foreign
wool showed a decrease, the importa
tions being 47,776,885 pounds, against
98,306,581 for 1872.
A Pennsylvania groomsman, after
wishing tho bride many happy returns
of tho day, presented her with a broom,
on which was inscribed the following :
ThU trifling-gift accept of me,
Ita use I would commend ;
In lunnhinn no the brushy part.
In ntnrnia the other end.
TnE son of Sir Digby Ncavo, of En
gland, heir to estates in England worth
81 00,00 a year, was lately murdered in
the wet Mountain valley, at Colorado.
Not long ago one of lus brothers was
killed by a bear, another by a tiger, and
another fell in tho Indian mutiny.
Never have I seen any traditional
type of nationality as strongly marked
on its own soil as is found in America.
There are more Greek heads in the
United States than in Greece. The
purest classical profile known to me is
that of a New England woman. Mix
ture of races seems to produce the char
acteristics of all. Kate Field.
In 1848 the debts of tho civilized
world amounted $8,500,000,000. Now
thy amount to 24,000,000,000. En
gland, France, the United States, Rus
sia, Austria, Italy, and Spain own up to
two-thirds. The remaining third is
shared by Turkey, Egypt, Portugal,
Brazil, Peru, and Mexico. England and
Denmark pay 3 percent; France and
the United States 5 to 6. Greece is said
to pay 33 per cent, and Honduras 66.
The peat beds near Morrison, ILL,
comprise 2,000 acres. The peat ranges
from five to fifty feet in depth. Ar
rangements are now being made to turn
out two and a half tons of pressed peat
an hour, worth $3.50 per toiL A ton of
it is said to be worth more than a ton
of coaL Extensive peat beds have also
been discovered in Southern Minnesota,
and barge quantities will be taken out
the coming season.
Among the odd things that have tran
spired -lately is a breakfast given bv
Mile. Millv-Christine, the double
woman, to the Paris pre?s. This feast
was given with great ityle at the Grand
Hotel. The call was re-ponded to by a
goodly force of reporter', all eager to
discover how the creature partook of
food and would receive guest, and
many were the surmises as to whether
the two heads were served separately,
and if thememster could eat with one
mouth while ths other drank. A mas
ter of ceremonies, dressed in black in
troduced the visitors into the Saloon,
where they were received by the odd
hostess and hr guardians. " The lady
wasilr-sanl in black velvet and silk",
the bodice made low in neck, and a
j profusion of chiins, rizgs, and brooches
aorncuocrpeicon. on entering the
dining-room it w.i found that oae chair
served the doable worosn. bat that
separate places, etc.. were placed jast
as though for two distinct peisone, and
to aD appearance tfp separate beiags
ladaTged xa the daiatiai of the boaati
fol spread. After the couatic Milly
Canstaae sea ami danced for tkdr
pwta, alio Horn remained aaril th
hour arrived for the monstrosity to ex
hibrt, and Hm. took their depaiaje.
L. MATHEE. Publisher.
Seme Aaecdetes ef Prrsieeat Tjler.
Ono of the most prominent traits of
Mr. Tyler's character was the assiduity
with which he made flattering promises
to persons who held office when became
in power, and the cheerfnl rapidity aud
perseverance with which ho broke
them. When he was made President,
by Harrison's death, Jonathan Codding
ton was Postmaster of New York. Mr.
Tyler sent a letter asking Mr. Codding
ton why ho had not renewed his bono,
and when that gentleman replied that
ho expected a successor would shortly
be annointed. tho President assured
him that nothing of the kind was con
templated. Mr. Coddington renewed
his bond, and about a week afterward
another Postmaster walked in aud took
possession of the office.
Duriug the Tyler regime the .Vadi
tonian was tho official organ, and sup
ported the President with a fealty that
was delightful to behold. Mr. Tyler
gave all the office-holders to understand
that it would be to their advantage to
immediutely subscribe to that pajKir.
Of course, everybody uho had the
slighter! regard for continuance in
office, and Alio desired his head on his
shoulders, sent the subscription price
($10) to Washington, aud took the Mad
isonian home as a gentle narcotic
A friend of Mr. Tyler's wroto the
President's life ; and the latter, wish
ing to havo his gentle virtues under
stood and appreciated by his admiring
countrymen, caused bales of tho " Life'
to be dispatched to all the public offices,
and desired everyone in the service of
the Government to buy a copy. The
n quest whs to nvcrcomiugly modest
inai ii con ii not oe uimersuHHi ny uiu
gross nHturtM of tho office-holder.-, and
many of them opeiiiy rebelled. So
wide-spread was mutiny that numbers
of the l J t of books wero sent buck to
Washington, tho President not daring
to pnsh tho matter.
A solution of pearl ash in water
thrown upon a tiro extinguishes it in
stantly ; tho proportion is four ounces,
dissolvud in hot water, and then poured
into a bucket of common water.
A coal-field, with seams varying
from live to thirty-five feet in thickness,
and extending over a region of 250,000
miles, has been discovered iu tho now
territories on tho lino of the Northern
Rubiiek bands may bo made from a
solution of rubber iu n mixture compos
ed of benzine, five parts, and fine tur
pentine, seven parts. The benzine and
turpentine must Im free from oil and
It is now tho practice of some silk
manufacturers to weight their silkr.
with a solution of lead acetate, by which
means poisonous properties are impart
ed to the silks, as well as an increase of
TnE Agricidturixt states that a very
fine white vinegar may bo made from
tho juice of tho white part of water
melons. At a certain stage tho fluid is
bitter, but when perfected acquires it
true viuegar flavor.
Metals may bo made to adhere to
glass by a cement comiKiscd of powder
ed litharge, two parts, drv white lead,
one part, boiled linsetnl oif, threo parts,
mixed with one part of copal varnish to
a thick psste.
M. Mullek states that, in a series of
experiments recently made, frogs that
were frozen in blocks of ice for eight
hours wero alive and breathed nor
mally as soon as tho ico was thawed.
Of two of these creatures of equal
weight, the most voracious consumed
the most oxygen.
Three Safe Ways of Seeding Xoaey.
With all the facilities afforded tho
people for transmitting money with ab
solute suMy, people ill persist in
sending money in the shape of green
backs in letters.
Now, with all the chances to which a
letter in the ordinary mail is exposed,
it in inconceivable that a man would
risk the loss of Iiib money in that way,
when there are threo practically safe
and secure ways of remitting it
1. By a bank ilraft which if stolen is
of no use to tho thief, who will very
seldom run the additional risk of a for-
gerv and being identiSf d. Such draft.
however, can only be obtained in towns i
where a bank is established.
2. By a money order. Tim is abso-,
luttly safe, the' Government being re- J
rnsible for the money. A money or- j
, however, can only" bo obtained at
money order offices, but their number
is now so great that most small remit- j
tancea can be made in this wav. '
3. By registered letter. This is also
a oerfectlv ssfo method of sendina
money or valuables through the mails.
Ihis idea we
would like to impress
noon every man. woman and child in
woman and child in
" Never send money
the community :
in a letter in the ordinary way. Jt is
not safe, and if money is lest there is bo
redress for the s-nder.
Either bur a draft at the bank, or a
mniMtr nrilr r at the Dostoffice. or have !
your fetter containing money registered, j
KaawMft b Fewer. j
That knowledge is power was hsppily j
illustrated by an incident that happened
in Ediahurgh some years ago. A crowd
had gathered around two dogs. The
larger one, a big and powerful mastiff,
had the smaller on in his relentless
grip. Every enVri bad been made to
loovB his hold, sach asslitting his ears
and pinching his tail, but all in teia.
At length a quiet, tcbolarlr-looking
gentleman came np, and asked to be al
lowed to separate the combatants. As
sent waa given, amid laagfater and
jeers, whea drawing a snuff-box from
his pocket, he applied a pock of the
titillating powder to the mastiars nose,
which caased him tot oirry to release
bU hold, bat to rAle on"aa fast as hk
legs woald carrrnim. The rfeafl waa
greeiea wim 'caeers, w wswcb jj
Oenttegen, I have bat gtrwQTou
proof that knowledge ie power. "
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prama io iwaansj
0M cclmmii. tkr ooath
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- twl moatha ...... . HUM
Marrtac ant OWraary Xotk fr. Loeal
Urn 19c rr ha. Traat am! Laal Ad
asm ryabl,ia adtasoa. Ttviyad
lvr dm t (he rani wear It at all !
Jul to think bow ah (row 1
Lroi. tw : yen 1 amraly ra
I made that drew late Iu the fi
OuUrowtac W tbj-Joth ao I
If .be only would atay
Our dear Ultl darUnrf !),
And ttrtvr avay from iut tw :
lYrttr l ' In the mUty to b
Ooukl mv look u her
Aa para aa th flat t.f lha akiea,
And j, - Llttla Maud U JuH thre !'
tVuld tradlM-glf (ladden our aar
And her ialtle of wunli,
Mor rharmf ul than alntoa' of bird.
Itlpple iwectly ahuig tho jrara I
Hot n ; m a plutn whirl
How the acaaoaa eo pat !
Oar lby U crowing o fart
rUMll oo0, Ujow" dear llttb wtri I
Afar tn the future II arena
When tboMf ut ft aaothvr
Far dearer thau falhr or aotfcer,
With knwllffct tatll hk ar ttrrana.
Wheu mrn wlB win her away
With the ol.l talc cf tote,
Wheu t ni.llng hia VtfW, ah w Ul prota
Her faith at (lie altar aoto day.
,h. well b ' our tittle on. jM ;
Though he" cruwiug o faat
Her twbhrr. ranuot long laat :
Uowe. well lake It off Uo-wt r, I
Tbetrv run and tell pta " Thla dte
Will not auaaer at all
Tor a triby plump and ao tall,"
A ml hall bujr you a Da w one I goeaa.
Head-luiht Bright eye.
The nick of tirnt A wrinkle.
ABKdOAKLY shame Bobbing a pan-
of imjwrtance On' firat
Nimiioi was a mighty hunter, but h
nver saw nn aunt elope.
You may know an old bachelor bv tha
fact that lie alwavs speaks of a baby aa
When is a hotel llMoy like a broknn
merchant ? Wheu ho refuses to take up
An article you can always borrow
Trouble, and are never obliged to re
Wht is a beefsteak like a locomotive ?
It's not of much account without iti
Wht is a person who never lays a w
ger as bad as a regular gambler? Be
cause ho is no letter.
Wht is a hen sitting on a gate like a
penny ? Hecausc it's heads on on aids
and it's tails on another.
Since tho hard times struck Niad
they havo raised the price of killing
Cinnamon to seven dollars.
" Mothkii, you mustn't whip me for
running away from school any raor."
"Why not? "'Cos my sohoolbook
says that ants are the most industrious
lxMngs iu tho world, and ain't I a tru
ant?" An Irish editor, who speaks with thn
air of a man who has discoverod a new
fnct by experience, says that the wy
to prevent bleeding at the nose is to
keep your noso out of other eopI'a
Tkachkk : " Who was tho first man?"
Head Scholar : " Washington : he was
th first in war, first in" Toacher:
" No, no ; Adam was the firat man."
" Oh, if you're talking of foreigners, I
s'pos ho was."
HcsiiANn: "Why don't you wtmr
hair and things, anil dresswi, and look
like other women?" Wifo: "What!
ami have everybody say, What a pity
that handsonio woman married that ugly
littlo roan '.' Oh, no 1"
You are from tho country, are
not, sir?" askwl a city clerk of a Quaker
just arrived. "ie." yweii.
hero is an esaav on the rearing
calves." " That said Arainailab, as h
turned V go, " thee had best preaont to
A certain lawyer Imd hia portrait
Lakpti in his favorite attitude standing,
I with ono hand in his pocket Hia
I friends and client all went to see it,
I and everyWy exclaimed, " Oh, how
I like I It's the" very picturo of him." An
'old farmer only dwsented. " Ta'nl
likel" Exclaimed everybody. "Just
show us where 'ta'n't like." " Ta'o't
no. 'ta'n't!" responded the farmer.
" Don't vou sec lie hat got his hand in
his own rocket I 'twould be as like again
if he had it in somebody's 1"
ir. Gladstone's Liberal Parthas lost
the British elections, and Mr. Disraeli's
Conwrvative party has won. Mr. Disraeli
in now Premier of England. The eri-
tocracy have won m decided triamfHi
ami Mr. Bradlangh's followers are
pUced at a political disadvantage. The
change is great because it is a chaofp
cf a Gtrrernment of many years' stand-'
jng. Mr. Gladstone was an innovator,
and rwbind him was a crowd of radicals
dlro to change lanu Jaws ana co-
torn of government and habits of trade.
The sluggish Juiglian roinu i acwTc iu
one direction : its power of gravitation
- 1a ai ?. - .
w great ; ami in iao eiaoawa "
earnest in saying by vote that h would
not budge an inch farther. Ho it yoted
a " Z Am-. - BaM
against Mr. Gladstones poaeieuime.
Tli American radical wants to dlVlae
m personal property; the English radi-
the English votiag platioa decided
not to divide eaytaung at au. "
the crowd threatened excesses, aad
when Mr. Gladstone promised to com-
- l .Ii slaam
protaiae wita aioi wao -
threats, the-middle class of Englishmen
determined that they were safer umler
the aristocracy. Mr. OladWoaesseat
in the Howarof Commons is aecared to
t.: . ).. Mf achieve more as aa
Opposition advocate than he coald have
done aa Premier. Agnaooa, w,
be as ftreatly eacoarafed .
compelled to fight an
k lav TKmeU haa forme aae
tiah Mramtry, UbJ"""
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