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ljw sweet to ltr.ow that sometime this dark-
w"r,M the darkness. My wajrl cannot
,'Wut HtUl I know it tendctb, O Father, Tinto
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j .Ana so 111 Journey onward, for Thou art load-
L - -.-: ibujuitoim APrniTfscft,
Tuk uroccssion of "sandwich men'
the banners and transparencies, tttul
the various advertisements on. wheels
'are usually unobjectionable, and lend
additional activity and perhaps, inter
est to the city streets as a sort of every
day carnival. But many advertisers
have exceeded both taste and discre
tion, especially the proprietors of quack
medicines ana patent soaps; they have
emblazoned the ridiculous names of
their wares upon the loveliest spots,
and have invaded the most sacred pre
cincts of Nature with their undesirable
iiotoriety. The offense given to all
sensible people by their vandalism
counteracted any beneficial effect their
advertisements might have had, and
now, when there is scarcely a promi
nent cliff or bluff in a frequented part
of the country that is undefaccd by
them, they perceive tho profitlessness
of the method.
One thing about iho otherwise mon
strous business compelled Some degree
of admiration. It was the ubiquity and
audacity ot the sign-painter, who, in
many instances must have imperiled
his life to accomplish his yurpose.
When last summer whirling toward
the Pacific, we saw his handiwork high
up on the colossal escarpments of Echo
Canyon; again on the somber granite
cliffs of- Weber; further west on the
arid rocks of the Hnmboldt; even on
the forlorn wigwams of tho Piutes,
straggling over the fallow desert, and
coniintioib-ly over the Sierras and down
the golden valley of the Sacramento
6ign after sign nigh above the level,
and often in positions thc-manncr of
reaching which was inexplicable our
lirst impulse of indignationwas miti
gated by a faint stirfingof admiration
for the pluck and impudence of the ono
individual whose name under? most of
the inscriptions inaicateu mow com
pletely he had dose his Work
When we camo back to-New York,
we sought him out aoOTfound him. Ho
was neither pcnjcnt nor apologetic "I
guess Fvcjlcsccrated more Nature than
any other man in the United Stales,"
ho said, with cool defiance and a twink
ling ejo that told us he appreciated his
own audacity, "and what ofitf I guess
a pretty bit bf lettering's a heap nicer
than an ugly rock, and though I use tho
word 'desecrate,' and a whole crowd
of people and newspapers are blowing
at me, I guess I've beautified more or
less every city in tho United Statos.
Tni a gazetteer of tho ..United States
not a town or village I ain't been into,
and 1 can paint S (mentioning the
name of a patent medicine) standing
on my head with my eyes shut. Often
do it with, my oyesshut, too, especially
when they are tired and tho sun's
strong. 1' ve walked six times up and
down the Hudson; painted on rooks
while standing up to my neck in water,
and I've put up the name of 'Vitality
Bitters' on Lookout Mountain. Seen a
good deal of human nature, and had
many queer experiences in our business.
That was on cat Lookout Mountain. I'd
slung myself up op. a face of rock, with
my brushes and pots, and wasslap-dash-
ing away, when spal! something hit
the rock. I supposed may bo it was a
stone rolling from above, when spat!
came another one, and sjyal! spat! spat!
spat! four more. Well, I glanced at
the" rock and saw a lot of littlo dents in
it, like bullet marks; but I couldn't see
where they came from. Spat! again
- five more spats! This was beginning to
get lively, and I stretched myself out to
make an iuvestirration. and awav down
below 1 8f,v a mean old photographer
who took pictures of the- fellows and
theij.- girls who came to see the moun
tain. He was standing in tho smoke of
"his own revolver, and was loading it
again to pepper me because I was paint
ing a part of the mountain that came
into tho background of his darned old
photographs. Well, I dabbed away as
fast as could; spat: six times more,
uuti nnisnea tne sign ana men va
moosed. Didn't 1 remonstrate with tho
old man when I got down? No, sir;
you bet i ttidn't. They shoot remarka-
oiy wen in tnat country, ana it was
lucky for me me that I was iust out of
tbo old man's range."
He was evidently exhilerated by his
own recital, and, as he lighted a fresh
cigar, his eyes were sparkling and his
face was smiling with immense satis
faction. "Why, my partner, old .man Brad,"
he continued, "painted 'Kaiser Bitters'
on tho pyramid of Chops, or whatever
you call him, and. just after the war I
stuck up 'Buflo's Liver.. Pills' in letters
1.. nn- YtZvVv nwvrm j-tlrl 1TSj- Cnm.
little boats that they sail down there
closer to the wind than anything I ever
saw before. The fort was unoccupied,
except by an old soldier, who showed
me all over the place. 'Have a drink,
corporal?' said I to him, after a while!
No objections,' said he, and we walked
and tr Iked a little further. -, 'Pretty
lonesome here, eh, Sergeant?' 'Very,
indeed,' answered the -old dack wann
ing to me as Xbrevetted him a grade
higher every two or three minutes.
Ah,' said L 'it's a tough old biz. the
army, ain't it, Lieutenant?' 'Faith, an'
it is, upon me life,1 said he. Well, I
brought my flask out again, andpressed .
it upon him. 'Now look here, Captain,'
said L 'yon don't mind me painting a
sign around the old fort, do you?'
Not a bit, my son; paint as much as ye
plaze.' he answered, quite willing
ly, and away I went to work, fin
ishing the lettering before sundown.
That little business nearly got me
into trouble; it raised an .awful dust,
and I left Charleston in a hurry. Nearly
as bad as the time when I was painting
'Dr. Dialer's Ebdrof Life' en a bee
hive. 1 was walking along the railway
track with my pots and crushes, and
saw the hive, which was in an A No. 1
position, bound to' be seen by every
body in the trains. I stole up to it and
slathered on the paint, taking care not
to make much noise. Bnz-z-z! one little
'fellow came to look at me, then an
other, and then a score or more all at
once. They didn't seem to object in
fact, seemed to admire the richness of
the coloring; but in slinging' my'leg
.over the top of the hive I upset; my can
of turpentine, and not oae bee in the
.crowd would listen to a word of reason.
,1 was laid -up for a week or two after
that; but I can't be quiet long; it ain't
"in me to be-still; Tm an out and out
Yankee, and it warms -my heart to be
off with the paints and it ain't incum
bent upon me now."
He added this with a complacent and
pregnant; glance at his massive watch
chamapd jeweled jrieeve-buttons, which
indicated no little prosperity.
1 had, and
d have been a
ooked as mild and
innocent as I could: shaped out the
letters, and held ray head back now
and then, as if to atudy the effcou
Don't you liko itP' said U as he got Up
to me. Well, he met mc with some
highly-seasoned expostulations, but
as I told you, I never interfere With a
man when he's blowing off steam it
isn't safe. The pitchfork did not look
salubrious, but I held to ray worfc. ahd
as I was finishing it bfc begat to cool
om. sad t th uma timo to tako an in.
teres in the sign. 'Got family said'
l 'Yes,' said he. fung uns, too,
may be?' 'Yes,' said he, again. Well,
now.' said I, 'ain't you ashamed of
yourself, to lot your temper get the
better of you in this way? Think of
tho bad etlbcFon the children. But Til
paint it out1 No; leave it on, strang
er; I liko it,' he answered, and we went
over to tho house together, which
proves that, whon man's blowing off,
it's best not to sit on his safety-valve.
I went up the Mississippi with old Cap1
tain Leathers, in tho Natchez,' with
her smoke-stacks painted crimson to
signify that thoy would be burned red
hot before she should be passed; and
at the first landing I Set to work on all
the rooks. The old Captain was int
mensoly tickled with the idea. ' Look
at that darned YanKP he cried to the
passenger. How long before you
start, Cap? shouted L 'We'll wait
till you get through,' he answered, and
he did the same thing at every othor
landing. But the newspapers havo
made Mich an outcry against tho dese
cration of Naturo, as they call it, that a
law forbidding it has been passed in
some of the States, and on the whole
rock-painting is discouraged by our pat
rons, who think it spoils the.saie of their
articles, and We are limited to bill
boards and fences, in which we've got
the prettiest business to be found. Yes,
I'm a Yankee, and have gone through
life with one motto: 'Don't bo bash
ful, and never allow yoursolf to bo set
down upon by nobody.' " W. U Ride
ing, in Scribncr's Monthly
Too Many Doctors.
One of the moil important things
done by th3 National Medical Associa
tion, during its recent annual session,
was to increase the time for a regular
course of medical study from two to
three years, with the double object of
raising tho standard of medical pro
ficiency, and reducing the number of
doctors annually turned Out to make a
living in some way off the public.
At present there is no limit to tho
aggregation of medical colleges, or the
number of medical students, save incli
nation and the time necessary in order
to obtain a diploma; and tho conse
quence is that the country Is already
flooded with Incompetent, incapable,
inexperienced doctors, who live from
hand to mouth, who realize ho higher
obligation than pocketing their fees,
and Whostt actual interest it is to keep
people sick instead of making them
well. H the science of therapeutics has
made anv orosrress. it is in teaching
physicians now littlo they know; how
very uncertain all remedies are that are
not in accordance witn .Nature, ana its
fixed, inevitable laws. If they have
learned anything, it is that there are no
such things as special drugs for the cure
of special diseases; but that when the
body, or any part of it, has become dis
ordered, Nature itself can do more than
any doctor toward its restoration, and
that the most that can bo done is to
make the conditions favorable for a
cure, and not put any obstacle in the
way. through our ignorance or previous
What patients usually demand of
physicians is that they shall bo cured of
certain symptoms. The doctor, there
fore, attacks the symptoms, and often
succeeds in changing their character;
but this does not always cure the dis
ease; on the contrary," it is not unfre
quently tho cause of its assuming a
more dangerous form. Timo and pa
tience are required to cure disease that
has assumed so decided a shape as to
exhibit marked symptoms; for it miy
work a long time in secret before this
occurs. So when a doctor or a drug
professes o cure disease in this touch-and-go
fashion, it is safe to set them
down as frauds, and the chances are
greater without their help or interfer
ence. The tendencies of tho race are toward
health; there is twenty-live per cent,
less of sickness now than formerly, con
sidering the increase of population; and
if the more doctors we have the more
healthy we become, wc shall not feel
inclined to quarrel with them; but
we have a strong suspicion that it is in
spite of them rather than by their help,
that we arc well, or at least better, and
that the high, humanitarian idea which
is spoken of as the ruling motive of "the
good physician is necessarily absent
when it is a constant question of person
al ambition, or personal necessity;
Ome f Baraam's First "VeaUres.
Tins mermaid "wnicn "scrvedwto"lielp"
Barnum on to fame and fortune as a
showman, about forty years ago, caused
a great deal of talk at the time. Bar
num now tells the story, according to a
correspondent of the Indianapolis Jour
nal, as follows: "Moses Kimball came
from Boston with what he declared
was a genuine mermaid. The lower
part was the tail of a shark or some
iargo fish, but the upper part was not of
woman's form by any manner of means.
It was.a hideous head and shoulders
apparently of some sort of ape. Pretty
soon a letter was written from Mobile
to the Herald with the announcement
that a man had landed there from the
Sandwich Islands, bringing a genuine
mermaid. It had not been seen and
would not be exhibited, for it was on its
way to tne London Zoological ixardens.
This was copied all over the country.
In another week a letter from Charles
ton announced that the wonder had ar
rived there, on its way to New York,
whence it would sail to London. A more
detailed account of the creature was
given. This served to swell the curi
osity. From Baltimore came still other
letters; and then 1 sent my man to
Philadelphia, carrying the mermaid in a
close box. He put up at the best hotel,
and cultivated the landlord. To him,,
jost as he was paying his bill and leav
ing, he confided the secret that he was
the Englishman who had caught the
mermaia. 'Now, see here,' said the
landlord, 'you must let me see it.'
After much persuasion the mermaid
hunter yielded. Then he said-'See
here, you mast let me show it to one or
two reporters.' After more importu
nity the weak Britisher yielded, and a
limited exhibition was permitted. The
Philadelphia papers biased with it next
morning. The next day it was brought
to New York, and the same perform
ance was gone through with at the
Astor House. The papers were full of
it, and the city was sul agog. Thou
sands flocked to ee it, but no exhibi
tion was allowed, except to reporters.
I was not known in connection with it
until the proper time."
and Ter datU!r
perform all fcoieefcolct dd-
rrttt dinttcaii coUU
ect tnorofehfteat. Do not
less ttoie to any piece of
Never wash. and. scrub; and
after all dirt is removed from clothes
A wood-wdric last 'lobe certain that
ther ar df&" When you kaow that
Met, &e satkaed.
There are sosae women so extra
thorough that it becomes (like any vir
tue taken to excess) a positive vice.
Mrs. R. used to scrub so unceasingly
about her kitchen, and sheds, and steps
that they were always in the uncom
fortable process of drying, always damp
and unwholesome, never white, and
sunny, and neat.
Learn to stop when you are through.
Very elaborate work of any kind is
not to great prdht, especially in the ,
matter Of table fare. When one reads
the difficult details of Sdnlc wonderful
article fdr desicrt, which takes hours
Of skilled labor in the hot kitchen to
liiako it, we wonder at the patience
which holds out through it all, but
Mtah "lowkatpurpoM vaa tkl".1"-"
Not waste of moneyrror tbat Is triflaijr
compared to th great wasle Of woman s
life power which a? given to her for so
milch Hoblcr purposes.
A greater simplicity in the prepara
tion of our daily food would save a full
day out of every week to many a house
mother, and savo many dear, ones from
tno racK ol dyspepsia in later
" Not ono of mother's child
a lady in middle life to me o
has fluttered agonies fi
all the result of mother
With proper dispal
Wholesome and delici
be made in five minu
oven to "cook itself,")
tstlble pie takes a
time and wearying la1
satisfactory to a hungr
trained up just as you
spect, but it is hard to
toms ot those who are'
idols." A hint may b
truth for younr housek
Erinnini? to form habits fi
C3 3 - . - -.'
A wise simohcitv in all xOi
is for the advantage of all p;
ffives time for rest and self
raent. and for the exercise of3
borlv kindness and charity, and grc
ly conduces to the health of a family.
Plain fruits and vegetables propared
in a most excellent but simple manner,
with suitablo variety on succeeding
days, are dishes " fit to set before the
king." Cot. Rural New Yorker.
A Striking Resemblance.
We once told a story of two Shakers
down East who so nearly resembled one
another in certain characteristics. Hore
is anothor somewhat like uuto it -a
story of two brothers, who wore law
yers, and practicing in the same town
which is certainly worth telling:
A certain gentleman requiring legal
assistance had been recommended to
one of the two brothers, but had forgot
ten the Christian name of "him he
sought, so he called at the office of tho
one first found and asked for Mr.
" That is my name, sir."
"But there are two of you of that
name here in town?"
"Well, I wish to consult tho Mr.
Podger excuse me for the allusion
who wears a wig."
" Wc both wear wigs, sir."
" Well, the man I seok was divorced
from his wife not long ago."
"There you hit us both again, sir."
The man to whom I was recom-
monrloH hn TfiP.Rntlv been accused of
forgeiy, though, I trust, unjustly."
"There we are again, my uear ir.
Wo have both had that gentle insinua
tion laid at our doors."
"Well, upon my word, you two
brothers bear a striking resemblance.
But I guess I have it now. The one I
am after is in the liabit of occasionally
drinking to excess sometimes to intox
ication. " Mv dear man, that little vice is, un
fortunately, characteristic of tho pair of
us; and I doubt if our best friends could
tell you which was the worst."
" Well, you are a matched pair, cer
tainly. But tell me," continued tho
visitor, " which of the twain it was that
took the poor debtor's oath a fow
"Ha, ha, wc were both in that mud
dle. I was on Bob's paper and he was
"In mercy's name!" cried the ap
plicant desperately, " will you tell me
which of the two is tho most sensible
"Ah, there you touch bottom, my
friend. Poor Bob, I can't stretch the
truth, even to serve a brother. If jou
want the more sensible ono of the two I
suppose I must acknowledge the corn.
I'm the man." Terry (Juw.) Enter
A Fish Caught in a Bey's Ear.
A most horrible case of suffering is
reported from No. 422 Walnut street,
this city. Tho name of the victim is
George Whitman, son of Howard Whit
man, aged fourteen years. His suffer
ings were terrible in tho extreme, and the
pain and agony endured by him almost
drove him mad. Young Whitman, in
company with a number of boys about
his own age, had been in tbo habit of
bathing in the Schuylkill, and since va
cation commenced" has gone in tho
water several times a day. Three weeks
ago he was in swimming with several
of his companions, and while diving he
experienced a tickling sensation in one
of his ears. Directly after he had a lit
tle pain, but it was only momentary, and
soon passed away. He probed for the
object with a sharp piece of wood, but
could find nothing. Ho dressed and
went home, and no more attention was
Eaid to the matter. Some time after he
ad a terrible headache, and from that
time up to within a few days ago he ex
perienced nothing but an unceasing
agony. The boy is naturally small and
delicate for his age. and the awful
strain upon his nervous system was
enough to greatly reduce him and ren
der Tiim almost crazy. Sometimes there
was a slight alleviation, but it invaria
bly returned, and always with increas
ing pain. No physician was employed,
his parents thinking he was afflicted
with nothing but earache. The agony
increased, and the boy passed many a
sleepless night. His eye lost 'its
brilliancy, . and his cheeks their
rosy, healthful hue. Laudanum was
.recommendeeV'- as a remedy fdr
eefJeane, anfl-ezfough of the liquid
waskred ntto his auditory passage
teIayflt-i into tnat sweet sleep taat
knaMBwaking. No relief was ex
penealeTby the frequent application of
laudanum, and rabbit's fat was next
recommended. The animal was ob
tained, and a lot of fat rendered. This
brought no relief, and only greater and
snore horrible suffering. Matters went
on in this way for over two weeks. It
was now thought that the boy was
afflicted with neuralgia, because he only
experienced the pant in fits and starts.
When it first commenced the one side
of his nead felt as if .some small object
was wriggling and twisting in his ear.
During this tame he often thought the
top of his head was about bursting
open. The properties of molasses to
"draw" are well known, and a drop
was poured into his ear. At eleven
o'clock' at night he had another attack,
and the -pam lie then endured, his
parents say, 'is simply indescribable.
Sleep was impossible. . Lying quietly
to De tooogfctoL Up
and down the room and through varioas
ptrti Of the house the boy paced all
light. At six O'clock nxt otdralag he
felt sdmthiBg pre hard against tkt
lobe of hU car. His mother was called:
aad winding the handkerchief arouae
the" head df a sssall pin. probed iato kit
ear. She saw ometbing protrude.
She reached for it. got a firm hold, and
palled out a whUe-looking object, over
two iacbe.4 long, whioh prored to be a
fish, oae of the species used by many of
the disciples of Izaak Walton for bait.
Immediate relief was experienced. The
boy felt as If a weight of nf ty pounds had
been removed from his bead, and imme
diately began to get better. Reading
Tiikre arc some Very singular illu
sions prevalent in the niinds of some of
the dwellers in rural districts in regard
W the prices at which gowli and gar
ments can be obtained in New York
City. They read astonishing advertise
ments; they receive surprising circu-,
lars, detailing at great length tne rates
to which suits, jackets, underwear,
kirt. Joiurjr anji tho liko !va buuu
rwdiowi In Mow Trk Olty. TH-y an
lirtd with an instantaneous desire to
share in this brilliant opportunity. A
carael's-hair dress trimmed with satin
and real lace, at about three dollars and
seventy-five cents, cxprcssagu and all
charges paid, would suit them exactly;
and the announcements are so iugeni-
mixed, that the impression that
dft ir anriFJPeaeui
.UuA so With, cheap.
Ad bv -an advortiset
stores,, and find that
not fitrto to
close of the s
stvle of the cai
tho fabric, is sucu
nrnil snfn tn ki'ou it
tliiian nro chances that onlv occur at
certain seasous and in certain case,
and are not to be relied upon as fur
nishing more in value than the amount
tviiil. for usuallv the season for the
goods or article very quickly passes
away, and it is lott on tne nanus oi mo
tuivnr. .ind mav be so obviously out of
date, as hardly to be wearable another
season. Deinorcsl s Magazine.
Pilfering of French Servants.
An American lady died in a privato
hospital in Paris. She was well-to-do
in the world, possessed a handsome
wardrobe and no inconsiderable amount
of jewelry. When her trunks frere
forwarded to her friends every article
of any value had disappeared. There
was not a piece of jewelry of any kind
to bo found, not oven her watch. All
smaller articles, such as laces, hand
kerchiefs, stockings, etc., were miss
ing. Some hours had undoubtedly been
permitted to elapse between the time
of her death and that of the allixing
of the seals, and the time had heen made
good use of. Then there was a case
that showed an audacity at pilfering al
togther uncommon, even on the part of
a French servant, which took place at
one of tho fashionable Parisian hotels
some timo ago. An American lady,
who was in delicate health, but who
was by no means considered an invalid
either by her friends or herself, died
suddenly from some malady of the
heart duringthc temporary absence of
her husband in America. This lady
fiossessed a head of hair of unwonted
uxurianceaud beauty, the long," thick
tresses when loosened falling almost to
tho floor when she stood up, although
she was by no means a short woman.
When the body avsis prepared for inter
ment, a few hours after her sudden de
mise, every vestigo of this marvelous
hair had disappeared, and it AA'as with
difficulty that a friend of the family
who was present contrived to secure a
lock of sufficient dimensions to fill a
locket as a relic for the absent hus
band. Suspicion naturally pointed to
the favorite French maid of the de
ceased as tho perpetrator of this auda
cious and sacrilegious theft, but there
Avas no positive proof of her guilt.
There wore other persons who had ac
cess to the room Avhere tho body lay,
and the verdict, as is usual in such
cases Avhen occurring to Americans
abroad, Avas no redress. Paris Cor.
Tho Moukej's Friend.
Says a writer in the London IForM .
Frank Buckland. the friend of fisher
men and monkeys, is, I am sorry to
say, in failing health. Owing to the
dropsical nature of his complaint, he
finds walking difficult as if. to use his
own expression, his legs Avore Jn Wel
lington boots fall of water. Notwith
standing those physical troubles, life is
full of interest to the naturalist. Mr.
Buckland at home is surrounded by all
his pets, from dried gorillas to living
creatures of every sort. He sits in
John Hunter's chair, regardless of un
comfortable angles, and considers it
more delightful than the downiest of
couches without historical interest;
and the angles, too, are so convenient
for the monkeys. They can sit 'aloft
and watch the progress of the Fishery
Commissioner's reports, and pounce
down among proof-sheets at avuL Mr.
Jamrach, aietired organ-monkey, is a
great favorite with his master, and
shares with him the frugal meal to
which his doctors limit him. There is
not much ceremony observed on these
occasions, for everything is turn about,
even to the claret and water. The ex
pression of the monkey's face, as it sits
watching an opportunity for a raid. I
have only seen equaled in the children
brought tooar London hospitals from
poverty-stricken homes. The face oi
the starved human baby lit up with a
gleam of gratitude to the nurse, and
the face of the spoiled monkey, sitting
in mute admiration ol his kindly
master, are alike to a wrinkle.
For use ia telegraphy, aluaniaum is
fooad to possess double the conducting
power of iron, and it can be made into
extremely thin wires. Tne high price
of the metal and the difficulty of large
production are, of course, great ob
stacles in the way. But, as appears
from the technical Journals, it caa at
least be produced in quantities suffi
cient to give aa alloy with iron suit
able for use as a telegraph wire,
thinner and better condnctmg than the
ordinary Avire. The light weight of
such woe gives it a special value for
certain purposes. With regard to the
production of aluminum m quantity
sufficient for the purpose, it is thought
that the tolerably abundant chrysolite
found in, Greenland might furnish the
raw material, aad a reductloa of it in
smelting works by meaas of silicioas
iron or zinc ore, would perhaps ba
reilaBBB.jp',- .aBBB R....I t.l,. BSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSUI
IHer. Hut even
IflSOSAL A9 LtTERlRr.
Leopold propotee to write a book.
Marx Twacc, It is said, has gitea I
TVo or the nsort popular literary
men in EnglUh society jul now ara the
Americans, Bret Harte aad Henry
James, Jr.. whose books arc sold large
ly at railway lOatioas.
1L IL.wilo is now in England. U un
derstood to havo completed a book oa
the wrong done to the American In
dians, which, may ee print under the
title of "A Century of l)Lhonor."
The books of John Stuart Mill are
among the mo?t popular in Ktusia, and
all of them were lraaIatcd into Hu-
sum many year ago. llis reputation
has now reached Germany, and a new
edition of his works waa recently Usucd
in Leipzic ia twelve volume.
William Moituw. the author of the
" Karthly Paradise." has abandoned
poetry and taken to making carpeta.
The Hammersmith carjl ia the name
of the new production with which the
poet desires to cover the floors of the
Mn.AiiTtti!N rttj.i.l' la rMrtl I
be enirairea In the com
nosmoH ui u-
other comic ojera for production in thi
eountrv next caion. tne libretto beinjr
. . ....
bv Mr. Gilbert. In this connection it
may be stated that the lateu rumor in
the English papers is that Mr. Sullivan
will soon be described as Sir Arthur
JjrdKlabMkafJfcJAHVF declares that
lU senou ar-
f "Like Athen
aro far bo
o m tne Auauia
o caption of
e." is about to
dea mui mesu
est imitation of
liaracter and cus
Thev are natural.
iff to young and old.
and Will be doubly appreciated by
thoso in the Soutli who have atill a soft
snot iu their hearts for tho good old
time, and a tear trembling in the eye
lid and ready to bo shed to the memory
of tho sable ninclcs' and 'aunties' of
Clear Giut Cheap sugar. Meritlen
Bad Buy Wohos Charge it to mo."
Ik you Avant correct information about
any kind of business, ask the individual
Avho has never engaged in it. Whitehall
He was from tho mountain side, and
was buying hi- first glass of soda: "I
wish you'd skim off that scum, boss; I
ain't payin' for no froth, you bet."
One swallow may not make a sum
mer, but one horse can make a spring.
iV. J". Graphic. And one small bov,
give him a cherry tree, can make a fall.
"This suspense is killing me?" said
a murderer who was awaiting a decis
ion as to whether he should die or not.
"Oh, you wait till the' settle tho mat
ter," said the jailer, "you'll find out
how suspense kills. You don't know any
thing about it yet. Yonkers Gazette.
A badly-shaa'en gentleman, suffer
ing from general dobility, consulLs a
celebrated phvsician. "Do you shave
yourself?" asked the doctor, glancing
at his slashed cheeks. " Yos.' " " Stop
it. You are losing too much blood.
That's Avhat's the
We often hear a small gathering of
men alluded to as a knot of men. Of
course if the gathering is composed of
pugilists and burglars it may properly
be called a hard knot, and if it is
composed of young, unmarried men
it may with propriety be called a
beau knot. If not, why not? Rome
One of the most heart-rending sights
is the young man Avho affects delicate
shades of clothes, cloth gaiters, immac
ulate cuffs and bosom, checked neck
tie of dainty colors, and stands on
church steps and hotel A'erandahs,
nibbling and "cribbing" the head of
a smaU cane. Wc always feel like
Sacking him in excelsior and sending
im home to his grandma. New Haven
Yes, daughter, you should go some
Avhere this summer. You cannot stay
at home during the AA'arm weather and
live. To be sure, your mother, who
hasn't been out of town since she was
married, can stand it. but then she is
old-fashioned and doesn't knoAV any
better, and besides she has fun enough
doing the washing and ironing. By all
means go. Get a linen duster and a
baoket and go at once. Burlington
Twe Sstiles from Paris.
Here are two anecdotes that recently
drifted past on the stream of chit-chat
at a dinner party. An American gen
tleman, while taking a walk in London
one day, chanced to behold in a gro
cer's window an immense pile of hams
stamped with the name and address of
& dealer in Chicago, while overhead
hung a placard inscribed: "Best Cana
dian hams one shilling and six pence
per pound." The proprietor of tne es
tablishment chanced to come to the
door, and the gentleman called his at
tention to the incongruity of selling
Chicago hams as a Canadian product,
"Ah, yes, yes!" exclaimed the grocer
with an air of conviction, "Chicago is
one of the United States: I had forgot
ten that." Next comes the story of an
Illiterate dame who possessed a very
fine gallery of pictures, including spe
cimens of the old masters as well' as of
the modern school. She was one day
engaged in showing off her art treas
ures to a visitor, seasoning her dis
course with small facts relative to the
artists whose works she possessed.
"Now, that picture," she si-id. pointing
to a large mythological scene, "that's
bv Rubens. He's dead." Paris Cor.
SelMaMeaee ia Life.
There are certain obstacles in every
path that can be overcome only by the
presence of self-confidence. Thenf are
outward hindrances to encounter, oppo
sition to meet, difficulties to surmount,
prejudices to sweep away, the very
presence of which will terrify and appal
the wavering and despondent, while
they will melt away before the firm,
dignity of self-respect and self-reliance.
There are also the innumerable obstacles
within, inclinations to curb, passions to
restrain, desires to guide, temptations
to resist; these also need not only
power to deal with them, but a
tideace in that power that caa
Osaka it elective.
NOME, fitl A IURBE.
Kcvta work with dall tool, for thy
nuisirc too great aa oatlajr of streagt.
&. m m ami imiit
both of ssaa aad be.:.
IluxK applied to the root of grape i
viacs affected by t grape roUto. h
bcea fooad to completely eradicate the I
A ftracatata haadt ia the followiar . J
as a sure cure for chlckra cholera. Boil ;
tbareot of the Burdock to a yrup. Mix j
with meal aad feed to the fowU.
IT b said that gaiBea-fowb will kp J
ituecti of ercrr decription off gardea j
stock. They wdl not cratch Hk?othr j
fovrK or harm tho nut delicate pUU. 1
At a accent farmers' meeting. af
speaker gave a rrclp for maklag Una-
mg pay. aa follow, -nare out un
bifdnei. and get up in the mornlagaad
ce to it yourself.
Srtccu Pluiu. Four pound browa ,
gogar. seven pound p!utn, una plat j
ci,lcr ymegar, one nutmeg graUd. oae
tablespoon! ul each of cinnamon, clove,
abpicc. Boil all slowly two hour.
aitle Float. Prepare twelve ap- j
pica as for sauce; when cold add the
wtillM . w M 7T" Vii-- . V I
iuii inu wnuic uu suu. .ijc . r-.
.... .. .
cmtard with the yelk of the two eggs'
and put the applo mixture on mo cu-.
To Clkax Steel Ouvamext. To
clean steel ornaments, dip a small brmh
into some parafliu oil and then into ,
some emery powder -such a U uod
in the knife-machines and well bruh I
the orn iments. and all tho ru-it will soon
come off; polbh with a dry leather and
Yeast. One pint nushed potato-.
.... .,- n,i -li nn eu of dour, ono cup
of siurar, one cup of salt, one euptnng
,nM ., f,,,ir nil.iri.'i DOlllUU wijj.
U'Ln n..irK- nxl! ll! A Hint nf "Ood
veasL Let" it .-Land for twenty-four
I hour, occasionally atirring It; strain if
Hint tint in a lu? and 0t In a cool
nitri.t.viM. Two cuniuu suirar. ono
cupful butter, three eggs, three cup
fuls Hour, ono cupnti swoci nm.
small teaspoonful cream of Lartar in ,
the tlour. a small half teaspoonful soda j
in tho milk, one tabtOipoonful cinna-
mon and nutmeg; mix smoothly, roll
and cut in any deaigu, and boil in hot ,
Kkkeuvescino Lkmoxape. The juice j
of one lemon, one-half pint of cold
water, ono deport ajajonful of powdered r
sugar, one-half small teaspoonful of
carbonate of soda. Squeeze tho juice
from tho lemon, strain and add it to
tho water, and sweeten tho wlwle with
the sugar. When well mixed put in tho
soda, stir well and drink while the mix-
turo is in an efferA'escing state.
Ckeam Taktlets. Make a short
paste with one white and three yelks of (
o"gs one ounce of sugar, one ounce of
butter, a pinch of salt and tlour. wor
it lightly, roll it out to the thickness of a
quarter of an inch. Line some patty '
pans with it. till them with uncooked
rice to keep their shape, and bake them
in a moderate oven till done. Remove
tho rice, and till the tartlets with jam.
nr Avith stewed fruit, and on the top ;
put a heaped spoonful of Avhlpped
Vermin on Birds. Keep tho porches (
and wire portion of the cages clean by .
frequently washing with a weak suds
made with carbolic Map and warm
Avater. Apply with a cloth. Dry wire
and perches thoroughly after each wash-;
ing. Then dress by means of a feather
both perches and wire with a light coat
ing of the best Lnble sweet oil. Place
insldo of the cage in the top or peak a
small pieco of loose cotton batting.
Fasten the cotton In place with thread
or string and change daily. This treat-
ment persevonngly executed wtu giAe
The administration of medicines i
through the nose of a horse or other
animal, is a crude and dangerous
-:.... trt -ffir r.mfir11 1ltlV (HIA.pk-S
and ignorant persons, as the fluid, by
being given thus in a continuous
stream, will run down into the wind
pipe and enter the lungs instead of the
stomach. By pouring medicines
through the noso in liirgo quantities,
thn horse eannot perform tho act of
hrontliinc without at tho same timo at
lowing the fluid to enter tho lungs. If.
besides, the fluid contained undissolved (
or irritating substance, tho danger
would bo increased. National Live ,
If horses paw in tho stable take a '
liht chain, fasten it abovo tho knee. ,
let it hang loose, just so it will not touch i
tho floor. If horses kick in tho stable, (
fasten the chain on the hind leg, same
Avay. Thev will keep quiet while the '
chain is on," and there Is no danger of -hurting
them. To cure a halter break-1
er take a half-inch rope a little over
tAvicc the length of the horse; make a j
loop in the middle of tho rope (so it can .
not slip), pass the horses tad through it. J
then pass the ends of the rope through
the rings of tho haltor, and hitch the i
ends. When he tries to pull, the rope j
will slip through the rings ana an mo
strain comes on his tail.
TnERE seems to bo no idea so thor
oughly believed in by experienced farm
erethan that it is a jrrcat benefit U
change seed occasionally; vet it is by
no means an indisputed fact, and we
know of some intelligent men, indeed,
some who stand among the most thor
oughly educated and experienced in the
farming business who contend that this
supposed necessity for a change of seed
is entirely imaginary.
We confess to a sympathy Avith those
who think an occasional change neces
sary; and yet we have so often found,
in tho light of a new and carcful"ex
perience, that even practices very time
nonored came to be abandoned, that
we are always willing to reconsider anv
opinion, no "matter now strongly held.
The change is thought to be particular
ly useful in potatoes, and a change of
seed in this article is generally made as
regularly as crops are rotated from year
to year. But one of our friends is Tery
emphatic in regard to the potato, that
no change of seed is required. He has
had one potato that is one variety of
potato year after year for ten years,
and they are as good as ever. In his
opinion it is not that a variety is sick of
the ground that it sometimes gives out;
but that it is diseased from ordinary
unhealthy causes. It hi simply a
change of an unhealthy stock for a
healthy one, and not a wearing out of a
The matter has a practical impor
tance, as people often put themselves
to a great deal of trouble and expense
in order to make a change in the seed.
If the suggestion made be in the line
of a true reason for the supposed bene
fits of change, proper care ia saving
healthy seed trill be as good as a
change. But we most be satisfied that
the suggestion is correct and that the
truth lies in the few experixBents made.
There are two sides, and sometimes
several sides, to all questions of this
nature. We have personal knowledge
of trials made by fanners forty aad
fifty years ago. when the varieties of
potatoes generally cultivated by our
oast fanners were comparatively few
to what they are now. aad whose crops,
in usiag the sasse seed year after year,
became poorer and poorer, tboarMbv
there was no apparent diseaserajsdM
onlv remedy they had was artchaafe of
seed. Sometimes it wosthe sasse
variety obtained several haadreds of
miles awav fromJthe State of Maiae,
for instance and'the yield was double.
the potato larssar and the quality bet-
the owl is said to be, he k a
bwsf liable to have his head tarae Tarj
easy.--JT. 0. Ftcmmte.
Out Tommt cic.
OOlSO TO HVK&
s. W "
wTX w ,v .4ur$t4.
llA tfc hn. "
Jarii-f t-l t Jjli?mm.
v.i atllttu Uf !ll "
C V'M,. fUr.
BKOW.MrS HUT CALL CF THE l1 Jpa mv. U hurt r,
SICK. jt 'ctragwl wha you r
two ladles, whea her attentive waa ud- Ujae."--CiruiKH fiiMw.
donlv arrested by hcanag oae of the -.-
ladle sav The t'tarth f Jly.
I understand Utat Mrs. Bara ha ....
been oultn sick1 IN rhihvleJphU an e.ttmt wa
Brownie immediately thought of the awde of the accident and njMn r
party he hsd attendesf at Mr. Ban' a j uUlng from tho uw of HmTlr.
few" weeks before, and a one of her I piatot. etc. m tho Ut JiUy ta,
istcrs had just reovered from a three the result were a follow
weeks' lllnc he at once became Killed br the din'harg of eoanwn.
doublv interested. She thought he gun and pMoK la rioly
ooptif to jco ul ell MtKn Mr. Uirn. wtundl. thirty, arapuutten tT arm
tut o many h.t ea!lr! hjkr her ller , r hw frow tajuri ixvulvml. t.
Ahea .she was nick. 1 kltlei! by r- moUia frvHM nrMirK
She sprang up, and was just omU to or, etc . four, JLjMy Mr-t. one
ask her tnamma jennlsun when U humtreti and four hotte bumef, av.
occurred to her that her mamma had Thu lll of esLualtlr4 a Berly
repeatedly told her she must not later- doublet! tn New York In Wh Hm
rupt her whon he wa talking. heavy horr put a end to lh rv
Mie thought ho would ask one of joicUtg early In tho tterwn nml In
her iters." She ran Into the lttlng- l'hibd!p!U htmg of emt-ken r
room, but thev were not there. Then pUtoU wan prohlWtl br !. or the
ho went inU the kitchen. Itridget numler of death nd acclhnu wmbl
wasout, bulonachairshcaawHridget's have been much larger
largo straw un-haL She conclude! Ui It is quite time that our a and
o without penul-sion; o she put tho young men askrsl themsehea eioulv
hat on. and as going out of thu kitch- concerning thU mtter. IK.hm It pa) t
en dtHir when nh happene! to Udnk U the delight of making a uoUe -a
that a numtier of ladies and young girls tate which we ham with the uw
had brought her ulster something to eat and the ape -enough to txtmveitit
during her illneas. for thu aumud slaughter of Hf and
She went to the pantry, and there she , hnpplnex alt over the country? I
naw two largo tin pans of molacs cake , there no more rational way of relo
that llridgel had jiwt baked. She took bratlng Ut National birthday?
ono cake up iu her arms and started off. A city clergyman, btdore the last
Mrs. Barns was sitting In a rtHsklnif-' Fourth f July, propmed to the nhU
chalrby the bedside, when she thought dren of hU parish to form an Anti
she heard the patter of little feet on the Vowder Amwlathuu The money which
ajp they would have jent on erAekeC-
lwiking around, she saw a child powder, pm-wheeK etc. wa put hi a
standing in the tloorwav. She could common fund, ail an excursion r
not imagine who It was. for the hat ganhed to tho seashore, to which wh
nuile coveml her faei and shoulders. rontribuUr hal the right to larit
lirownie set the cake on the floor, poor Hltle child ehoscju by hlmssdf
and. while holding up the broad rim of " The day wa-ra happy. Merry '. a
the hat in front with both hands, said, happy for tho children who Pv"
" I comet! ri;ht In, yu see. Sister unwonted pleasure lo the forlorn lUwe
said our door-bell was a perfec' nuls- Araifs. a to those who received it In
auce when she was sick, so i 'spect yours stead of death and suffering, the holt
lit t,K" ' day brought a breath of life and health.
She then took up tho cake, and. set- and the enioyment of Heavenly oharlty
tine it on Mrs. Hams' lap, said, smll , to them all "
i....!... I If chihlren continue to abe Urn
" I briugel you a cake for your sick-
. Ai'u ttmurntn this !s Yerv kind of '
you." said Mrs. Karns.
UnAvnie sal down on a harfsocK at
Mrs. Hanis' feet, and. looking up iu her
,at , "1.;, von feel orettv forlorn." '
. , -.. - - i .
1l....f.. .Tta.l.. ..Mtttif. m ttim'f
you have our doctor?
"I don't know whether we have the
same one or noL What U thu name of
your doctor?" asked Mrs. Hams.
"Oh. he U des named Doctor. He
liu .'fit whiin hair, and irold on his
itrwmii;. "hiiu v"ij y. .
"ot while hair, and goli on nut
..BiU I wouldn't 'vise you to take -
ed'ene. Siter savs his ,xmdcr
riiorrhi: horrid! But let mo tell
.,. jfc - - - . -
if aE!" iun& h..l ". If vou have o
.. . r. i , ,.t,. it ff !.,. mii
U1KC IV. II tUU MUM lf3 I. ., ""-
you tako lU why. may be my mamma
will give you a boofuf jumping-rope. If ,
you ilc swallow it without making any
it. Mamma gave sister
She then stooped down. and. while
picking up some crumbs of bread, said,
" Are you going to take a ride as soon
as you aro able to get well?"'
" Yes. I want to go out riding as soon
as I possibly can."
"Well. I'll tell you des what to do."
said Hrownle. "You go to the Hvncy
stable, right by the Mcfdis Church, and
they'll give you a carriage. Then you
des come for me and I'll take you.
Onlv I can't drive, you must 'mem
ber." "I will certainly take you with me.
Brownie, tho very first time that I am
able to take a ride."
"Has the minister been here to see
you vet?" Brownie asked.
" Ko; I guess he don't know that I
am sick." replied Mrs. Birns.
"That's 'cause von didn't send bun
irnnl" said Brownie, earnestly.
"Mamma says when you are sic. II
you want your rain'ster to coned aad
sec you. on roust send him word;
'cause he ain't 'spected to know who all jl
is sick in a chnrch des as full as fuiL i
He prayed, too. Oar mia'ster U de
the best Christian! We all like Wm."
Brownie then took the knife aad ,
handing it to Mrs. Baras. said:
" I think we could both eat another j
plocoot ek don't joa?" j
" Without the least difficulty," as-
swered Mrs. Barns, smiling.
While she was cuttia tha cake '
Brownie got up. aad. leaaiag oa Hn.
Bams' shoulder, said: ,
j lave vou aaa to btb mascara
graft oa the back of your Beck yet?"
"No, Brownie, I have not."
" You better be glad- Yoa wouldn't
like It pretty good- sister says taey
Wm fall avfnlt Rut it tl.i .ln'
"-""- . ,
"I have leu very "?-' NatalIs an awful country for thnnd.r
most well now. 1 am sure " taKo ' and liah;.iUiL'.ad nveramnmer pa-
i "you could cut us oom a piece. - . , . , i ,
I have a knife here on the stand. .''h' " " -- ,
Tl,b is the beat cake I've bad since I ve "'-. " " ; 'V Vh" " f.,"; i
been sick. It docs taste so goou. saia " ,;, il,a olty that ha.1 Iwn nnl 1
( n IC. )...., rrtL'i vnr
Airs, liarns. v , ... ;.. . i... i: ........... .., if
.ysyoa mu nave It attolt(TV"7 LJ&SatTt 7
aav rood for vou to cry about it. Yoa'M
Am. Ctr- trt , it. u ...t
papa, too. thatprhea yoa have a'doctor
you most do des what he tells vo to."
picked bp the ht.rr7L.c-jrz.rfr".! i
" This aia't ay straw hat.
don't make no i
home now. Oh! are vou rouw to kr
"I don't thiak HI have oae varylto. wknIlTTL "Sf "ai-sooa-
Whv. Browafer' 1 ',w. ? J the Fafr-
"Oh. aothiar: oalyl
you do have aaother oae. Yoa
taat uttie iasae giri sgasa. woa t yoa?"
"-naiaiy i win," nptte. x
other drew aot this
saw forjv, aad
sue taea law! her
hand ok Mrs.
-vi sinue poor vaMKer. S
lives 'rouad oartaraer. Sb u t Jimi I
yewkaow. blKicaa'taeeasaec'led hit
'vfced to a i
Aad she aia'tierer bse
party ia all heriive d.vs.
CB an I II ) t iT .
rfl of fcwr
$A va$i jfcim "r
-V v. rrM b ifi '
few5 . IWHuil
v"j i iu" n t
A4 lor yw d to, "
tht V rf 000- .?
TL -J ttule UL You as Xfci-1
uih . rrr .h nr!
tlam klrfg aerta l
tkk a4 th Idlnd. tt lh a t
Uk ot thdr!vtV J1 ix"a pwt-
tlay o h hat. HkKi-by.
t "ttood-by. dArtir. I ha cnJW
, or call vtry mwh. imlrvL"
" When ItroKnie w half- dwa iW
tAlnu h cried outi
Iay, It Is because grown people. negles
to show them a better way to kMip It
than bv thU entbs. dantfenm hub
bub w filch cuUun has janotlone.1 so
long. ioulAt comxjuJrtt
Th4f rand UfkiK la Snth --
wl.n It la considered how mini;rnu.
t i -
they aro. how frequently llnw thunder sF M
storms oevur, ami wm iuiij ij i i
lightning approaches. It was aslofdsl- j
Ing how few ol- them hod been a trunks jr i
From this fct I should say the bluT
guir. tree offer peculiar attraction to
,.... -"--- -
U lrfi Aui though from U.esa
cac mentioned, where trees Jiad been
ecorebci but not shivered, they would
sm to havo acted as nonduetor.
When on the subject of thunder I may
instance.- of the freaks
. . i
One happened on Ik
" " Australia, win
iu bv the latter.
board ship on a vor-
when one of the boyc
standing near the fool of the malmu&U
or the main rigging, l forgtjt whioh. i
wits knocked down bv the tluhL He
, remained !p a stupefied sUvte for nn
little time, but recovered. The light
ning hail made a bald patch nn lh
crown of his head and torn lh iron
heels off hit booU. It was several yean
after the accident when I mad the tu
qualntaacn of the boy, and the bald
IMUch still remained on the crown of
ils head. He was onuiered rather a
stupid boy. but whether this was natural
or the effect of the lightning eemrd
The other freak happened In KalaL
Mr. W d. a settler on Mooi Uiver. was
, riding aero a high range (Mount
, Wesl wbea he wa overtaken by a
thander storm, be recollected nothing
more. He was found wandering around
la rather a stupid state, and could not ,
well account for hU being oa foot, r
what had becoate of hU hers. Or
scarcn Detng raaue ta Ww directum he
was likely to have followed from Uio
farm, his hors waa found oa a spur
of the range, dead, and his saddle ht
tcred to pieces. The: Kaffirs Vte'vay,L
that where lightning Jia struck it.willk J
strike again, aad i&a but or kraal ba ,
been hit they vacate the spot aad build
elsewhere. They arc dbgiMtfagirfoad
of flesh weat, aad will eat sheep thai
have died a natural death, eve when
ia so high a condiihm as p bt fit only
for val tares- T hare see thera gor
themselves wkb the ch of a & -,
that had dkd withi twenty minulA
aftr bebg bittca by a saake. and even
rejua tae mlfcuaetl sorts u
the death-bit bad UHUj;ivi
they wUl aot eat a btsufl
kilkI by l!ghuig. -r5ET
has b ea
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