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One This? at a Time.
prominent element in Commodore
YanaerbUt's success" is said to have been
hi? doing one thing at a time. So long
ai he was engaged in the steamboat line
it was steamboats and nothing else; and
when he "Trent into railroads all the
steamers were sold, except one, and that
being tnnalable, was presented to the
It is the concentration of energy and
attention upon a given object which
gives us the "mastery of it Many people
tail because they are always ready to
take hold of some other thing before the
work which they have in hand is half
done. It is better to do one thing thor
oughly than a dozen things imperfectly.
Wa may have too many irons in the. fire'
at 6ne time more than we can handle
with impunity. "A bit here and bit
there" is the rule with some persons, and
the result is that they do nothing but
They may appear to be exceedingly
busy as they jump about with goat-like
alacrity from one thing to another,
but they accomplish little, because they
do not really finish anything. . The secret
of success lies very much in continuous
action. Trying to do too many things at
once is fatal to this. If I were a me
chanic, I would be careful never to en
gage to do half a dozen jobs in one day,
when I ought to know that there will be
only just time enough to do one job
properly. If I were a plumber, I would
not promise to be in half a dozen different
houses at the same hour. If I were an
operator in stocks, I would not spread
myself over too wide a surface. If I
were a writer of books, I would always
finish one volume before beginning an
other. What a terriblo muddle an editor
of a great paper would make of the con
cern if he should undertake to furnish
matter for all departments out of his
own head! Division oMabor is the order
of the day, and in the department of
mechanics if a man does one thing well,
this is all that is expected of him.-
It does not follow, however, that in
the higher occupations of life a man
should always confine himself to one
thing. While he is doing any onething,
let him give his undivided attention to
it; but a little variety of employment is
not inconsistent with thoroughness. A
German scholar iB said to have expressed
his regret, on his dying bed, that he had
devoted his "life to the study of two
Greek particles, when it would have
been the wisest course for him to have
confined his studies to only one. He
must have been rather a dry sort of
man. One may be at the same time a
poet, philosopher and historian; he may
excel Doth as a painter and a sculptor;
but he cannot work with the bruh in
one hand and the chisel in .the
other ; he must be content to
do one thing at a time. The
peripatetic performer who travels round
the country with a row of reeds fastened
to his lip'?, and a drum on his back, to be
struck with his elbows, and a pair of
cymbals in his two hands, may astonish
the multitude by his musical veraatilty,
but he does not as an artist of the highest
There is nothing which more eeriously
impairs the tone of the mind than desul
tory reading the careless dipping into
one book after another, and never dwell
ing long enough .anywhere to find out
what the author means. 'A.gifted per
son, like Macaulay, may be able to slim
a book and get all the cream, and then
retain it for use taking in a whole page
at a glance; but most people, if .they
would hope to profit by reading, mutt be
willing to walk slowly when such a man
In any pursuit, if we only keep on
doing, and do not allow one thing to lap
over another, so as to make confusion,
we shall come out right enough in the
end. Ihe tortoise won the race because,
although he was deliberate, he kept
itraight on. The hare lost it because of
hie f riskiness. Everv brick in a great
edifice has to be laid singly. Every
thread in a garment must be spun on ito
own spindle. Every letter, and space,
and stop must be placed in the stick bv
Great results come of doing one thing
at a time. Chaos sometimes comes when
we try to do more.
There is an essential distinction be
tween work and play, and it is not easy
to do both at the same time. One thing
at a time. When we work, we should
work; and when we play we should play.
Work becomes wearisome when it is con
tinued too long, and play ceases to be
play when one does nothing else. We
read of people who divide the day into
sections, appropriating so many hours to
work, and so many into recreation, and
eo many to their meals, and so many to
sleep. They live by rule. This is not al
ways practicable, and it is not always de
irable. If one gets fairly to work, and
feels like it, it may be well to keep on
until the task is accomplished, without
regard to the striking of the clock. When
the steam is fairly up it is wise to take
advantage of the fact, for in certain
moods we can accomplish mora in an
hour than we could in half a day when
the action of the mind is slow. As long
aB the iron is hot we had better keep on
striking. A" man .may live by rule with
out' alldwing himself "to become a Victim
Some people must live by rule, and are
obliged to do only one tiling at a time,
whatever their preferences may be. The
operative in a mill has no choice of hours
or occupation; when the bell strikes he
must be in his place, and remain there
until "the clock tolls the hour for retir
ing;" and he must do just what the ma
chine requires him to do. But nifist per
sons have some liberty of choice, and if
they do things helter-skelter they must
take the consequences. It is a very poor
way of doiug things, and generally re
sults in zero, which in the Italian means
naught, and in the Arabic is marked by
a dot, which is equivalent to nothing.
"One thing at a timel" young man, if
you would hope to succeed, and if possi
ble, let that be something worth while.
Bishop ClarJ:, in N. Y. Ltdycr.
The Predicted Great March Storm.
"I wish I could feel as certain of heaven
as I do that a great storm will pass over
the couutrv on the y th-llth March next"
remarked rrof. Wiggins when speaking
to your correspondent about his recent
"I observe that the Chief Signal Officer
of the Washington Meteorological Bureau
discredits your prediction, and says it is
impossible for you to foreshadow -the
;ttetf.ygu, gayAwill- aweep from ocean to
ocean nexOfarch! What have you to
wy on the subject"?"
"Nothing but that the storm will come
unless the" planets' stop in ttieir' orbits,
and that' the Chief Officer of the Signal
Bureau talks of what he knows nothiug
about; opinions never change Nature
laws." . . I
"Admitting that, will, you tell me why
you believe, or to be more positive, how
Jou know a great storm will- occur in
Tarch?" ' 1.. " I
"Yes; in the same way I know when
there will be a lunar or-solar eclipse by
the heavenly bodies. The data on which
the storm's period and force 'are calcu
lated, having been heretofore unobserved
by astronomers, 'and founded partly on
observation, would not, even if given!
convince the public . People in general
are less credulous in believing,what they
Tcnow than what they do not know."'
"Why not enlighten them, then!"'
"Because I wish them to believe to
save life and property. The chief reason,
kowerer, why they will belrave is.fffiat
they have known me frequentljrto-for-tall
storms which have taken place exact
ly as predicted."
"It is stated that jour forecasts' have
BQt been made from your knowledge of
jMSmjt but if feoomd Mgkf and
communication with the apirita; what
have vou to say to that?"
"I will not refer to the many storms I-
ioreioiayeara aeo, uuiuuiue wuicu
you yourself will remember of recent
date. Last year I published a letter in
the Canadian papers, which was subse
quently republished inthe press of the
United States, announcing that ,a great
storm, accompanied by hail, 'would pas?
.over .the American Continent-from-the'
southeast on the 25th of June of that
year. It waa on hand at the hour
named, many proofs of- which mav still
be found in a large number of United
States cities. It unroofed houses in
Washington, blewatraius from the rail
way track, threw down churches and
Iiublic buildings in PennsylvaniaOhio,
ndiana, Illinois and Iowa, and was very
destructive in Western Canada. In
Georgia and Memramcook, New Bruns
wick, the hail lay for twenty-four hours
six inches deep upon the ground.. The
press, both in the United States and
Canada were loud in their praises, and
the Toronto Mail said that my predic
tion was fulfilled to the letter."
"I remember the storm to which you
refer, as well as the prediction you made
of its coming. What other have vou
anticipated within the last year1 or sor'
"Early in July last I warned the pub
lic through the.press that a great storm,
with high tideeC would falfupon the At
lantic, crossing westward on the 13th of
September. The storm of that date is
still, and always will be, painfully re
membered by many readers of the
Herald. Her Majesty's man-of-war
Phenix was stranded on the coast of
Prince Edward Island, and the propeller'
Asia foundered in Lake Huron with
over one hundred souls on board."
"Why did the Asia leave Colliug
wood if, as has been stated, the storm
signal of the meteorological service was
raised at that port before she left her
"The storm signal was not raised. A
hurricane was blowing at the time, and
the passengers implored the Captain not
to leave port until the storm abated.
Maiiy of them had read my prognostica
tions, and were anxious to give mfe the
benefit of the doubt and accept them' as
niceiy to oe re&iizcu. x im
the Captain ointed to the sig
and said: 'The signal is not
likelv to be realized. To their appeal
will be no storm.
"Have you predicted any other heavy
storms, Professor?" asked your corres
pondent "Several others. In July last I pub
lished a warning of a heavy storm which
would cross this meridian from the
east on the 13th of December, and it
came, as you know,""to the minute. I see
by the Herald that the tides on the New
foundland coastwere higher in that storm
than ever before known, the" damage all
over the Atlantic being very great I
only foretell great storms, for it is only in
these that the public, especially seamen,
are interested, and I have never predicted
one that did not come within a tew hours
of the time stated. On the sea-coast,
where there are no mountain chains to
obstruct, I can give the true time to the
"You say we are in the midst of "a very
stormy period. When will the next heavy
storm occur?" -
"From the 18th of September1 last to
the middle of April next is the most re
markable period for great storms I have
ever known. A storm a good deal above
the average will happen in January, but
a very severe one will strike the Atlantic
on the 9th of February. In view of the
proposed visit of the Princess Louise to
Bermuda, I have written to Lord Lome
advising him that her Royal Highness
should not be .at sea on the 9th ot Feb
ruary." "Do you anticipate this storm being
as severe as the one you predict for
"Rr rr moono fni tVitt loftav will Hn
kj ail uil& w ivaa iv-
one of the greatest if not the greatest of
the present century."
"Where will it be at its greatest
"On this meridian circle. It may
break immediately south of India, but
there are.three chances to one that it will
be strongest on this side of the earth
that is, in the vicinity of Bermuda and
the Gulf of Mexico. Of course it will be
felt all over the world, from sea to sea
and from pole to pole."
"If your storm does not come," re
marked your correspondent, as he started
to withdraw, "you will
"I am like the Scotch piper," said the
Prosessor, before the interrogation was
finished, "when asked by the llussian
Emperor to play a retreat 'Nae, nae, I
do nae ken that' he had never learned
it To me the storm is as much a fact as
if I saw its wings expanded upon the sea.
The fact is,, the press is thrusting me
through a storm much more trying than
those which can arise out of any displace
ment of the elements." Ottawa (Ont.)
Cor. N.Y. Herald.
A Little Boy's Adventure,
A light-haired, bright-faced boy of six
years alighted from a train from Chicago
at the Erie depot on December 22 and
took his seat in a waiting-room, where he
patiently remained until W. E. Gibbs,
one of the employes, questioned him.
The boy said he had come from Chicago
alone to meet his mother, who resided at
93 Atlantic avenue, Brooklyn, and that
he was expecting her. He said his name
was'Thorbie Kjolberg, and that he was
never away from home before. He was
not in the least afraid, and he soon began
to be considered by the depot attaches as
a good fellow. They gave him something
to eat and took care of him until night
fall. As his mother did not com by that
time he was taken by Mr. Gibbs to Brook
lyn and turned over to the York street
police. Sefgt John Eason" whb"""was at
the desk, was attracted by the boy's ap
pearance as soou as he entered, and .at
once took him in charge, promising to
find his mother. At No. 93 Atlantic av
enue it was ascertained that Mrs. Kjol- I
Derg uao. Deen living mere, nut mat sne
had started on the previous Monday for
Chicago to join her husband and child.
She passed her boy on the road, as he
had been put on a train in Chicago by
his father to go toTier. The boy said
that his father lived at 226 West Ohi
street, Chicago, but in response' to a tele
gram from Police-Superintendent Camp
bell, Chief Doyle, of the Chicago police,
telegraphed -that no boy was missing
from that number. Sergt. Eason took the
boy homeland the little stranger seemed
to fill a vacancy in the household caused
by the death of his own little son.
When Chief Doyle's f telegram arrived,
Sergeant" Eason went before Justice
Walsh and got'an -order assigning the lad
to his custody until'he was claimed. He
was accepted as a Christmas gift in a
home where Christmas promised to be
dreary.' The little Chicagoan made the
festival unexpectedly pleasant, and hiB
own stockings were filled to bursting on
Christmas nipht. Superintendent Camp
bell wrote a letter to the boy's father in
Chicago. To-day a letter, written in- a
cramped hand,, came from the father,
who gave his address at 388 West Ohio
street, saying that he had intended to
send a ticket .for his child, -but that he
had no money and was out of work. He
asked to have his child sent to him and
promised to take care of him. The Soci
ety for the Prevention of Cruelty to Chil
dren had no money, to send the child
back, and, as the 'Police Department has
no such fund, the child oould not be sent
Mrs. .Eason is delighted, and Police-Superintendent
Campbell, by the Sergeant's
request, has written to" the father describ
ing thef child's surroundings and the' at-"
tachments he has' inspired, and asking if
the father is willing to yield the care and
training of the child to Sergtr Eason. If
heis not, the Sergeant and his wife will
care for him until his father is able to
end for him N. Y. Cor. Chicag Tril
uns. " c
iir t Sare'tke Dri-lag aid Worllaf
.. Not atfew. hate learned that -by put
ting the weight auddenly upon a small,
round stone, orupon.theedge of a plank
uu a aiuewais: qui . oi repair, uunene&a
may follow that will ' cling toithe1 person
through life. Many horses are lamed in
like jnahner from being recklessly driven
where-cobble-stones -are -in-the -path, a
Btep upon one'of these, when the horse ii
moving a load or going at a rapid gait,
being quite likely to strain the) joint
within the foot, or produce a like affect
in some part of the'limb. It is a winder
thatf so many horses go through life 're
training a fair degree of soundness in body
and limb to the last, when we, consider
the violent strains put upon them, the
overheating, and exposure to inclement
weather at the same time.
Neglect of the feet, permitting horses
to be driven on ice at -this season of the
year without having the ahoes'sharpened,
is fthe-source of many a violent strain
to joints, tendons, and muscles. Whether
sharp or smooth shod, the driver can, if
he will, always choose his ground. An
ingenious, considerate driver, by looking
a little ahead, may give his horee'the most
favorable footing, and at the same time
keep his wheels out of rutsT It shows a
great want of tact and judgment in men
upon the road, -when all follow the one
beaten track, each one doing all he" can
to plow the rut deeper. If ,a halt is made,
that the team may have a 'brief rest and
regain wind, a prudent man will see that
the team is brought to a stop on a de
scending grade, if lie can avail' himself of
this advantage, as, if heavily loaded, the
tart causes unccessary strain upon any
other ground, c -
In an uneven country, whether a team
is heavily loaded or not, great care is'
required, both in ascending and in
descending hills. A man may be, in a
measure, pardoned for driving his team
checked up on level ground, provided he
occasionally loose the checks to give
relief; but no one is excusable for driv
ing, up hill, whether loaded or not, with
out loosening the check rein. It will
always be observed - that a horse, while
pulling at.a load, unless he has a high,
slanting shoulder, and has always done
his work with head" checked up, will ex
tend his nose, placing the air passages in
as nearly a direct line as possible, as in
that position his breathing an important
factor in his strength and endurance is
facilitated, while with head checked up,
the air passages are thrown into sharp
curves, and free breathing rendered 'im
possible. This is especially the case In
ascending a hill.
Horse owners seldom reflect that the
horse formed for going up hill easily to
himself may have a very faulty forma
tion for going down hill, ahd that in per
forming the latter act, is quite open to
injury unless great care be observed.
Thus, a horse with a heavy hind quarter
and loin, with wide hock and hind leg,
may have this associated with a thick,
upright shoulder and wide breast This
formation will enable the auimal to
ascend the hill quite easily; but that
formation best calculated to stand the
down-hill travel, namely,'a high, slanting
shoulder, being absent, such a horse is
liable to injury in the shoulder and fore
legs, unless driven down hill with great
moderation. Such horses, if driven down
hill upon a trot, are liable to injury at
every step. A long hill, even though
the load 'be light, should never be
ascended without one or two. stops being
made, the strain upon the tugs taken otf,
if the load is heavy, by a block to the
wheel, or, what is better, whether the
load is heavy ot not, turning the team
and wagon diagonally across the road,
which will render a start comparatively
Any one who has not tried this mode
of refreshing a hard-working team while
upon the road, would be .surprised at the
invigorating effect of allowing a horse to
eat a quart of oats during a stop of eight
or ten minutes without unhitching, the
head being released from the strain of
the check rein in the meantime. A few
minutes' access to grass, with the head at
liberty, has a like effect No sensible
driver, let the wagon be ever so light,
will keep his team upon a steady trot for
a long distance, no moderation of gait
being allowed. An occasional short dis
tance upon a walk gives opportunity for
regaining breath, and enables the horse
to resume the trot without undue tax
upon muscle and wind.
Discerniag drivers say of some horses,
that they have no judgment, they will
o till they drop, and to be saved from
eing early stiffened and blemished,
must be restrained and favored - when
ever put upon the road. Such, horses
should be held in the light of a luxury,
that their spirited bearing and going
qualities may stay to a good old age.
Horses of this class generally have good
material in them material that will
wear well if not unduly abused. But in
reckless hands, these high-mettled trav
elers, selling, when fresh from the coun
try, up in the hundreds, soon find theit
way to the auction market for used up
horses, and are next seen crippling along
at some menial service. National Lin
Fashions In Jewelry.
Straight slender lace pins remain ir
favor, but there is a tendency toward re
viving larger brooches, representinc
flowers, and this is true not only of gold
pins, but of those with enamel and
precious stones. The novelty this season
is a oroocn ot nowers made of thin gold
mounted on quivering spiral stems, that
may be worn at the throat, on the corsage
instead of U bouquet, or in the hair. A
cluster of wild roses made entirely of
thin gold is a beautiful brooch for the
corsage. All the designs for broochei
are repeated for pendants. Lockets and
crosses are passe, and the preference ii
given to clusters of precious stones, oi
else to the flower, animal, reptile and
bird devices, with also the butterfly and
dragon-fly pendants so long in favor. The
ruby and the pearl are the fashionable
stones, and are dearer than they have
ever been. Emeralds, that have been so
long out of fashion, are now much sought
after, and fine 'ones are very scarce.
Sapphires with rubies and diamonds are
a great deal used. The rich Oriental
coloring made by associating rubies, to
pazes, sapphires and ' diamonds- in one
pendant or brooch is now. preferred to the
colder pure white of diamonds alone.
Canary diamonds of the deepest hue are
in, great favor. Colored pearls pink,
gray or black are combined with white
pearls and with diamonds. Solitaire
diamonds remain popular for ear-rings,
and are plainly set, but there are also
many fashionable combinations for ear
rings showing a large colored stone in
the centre, with a row of diamonds'
around' it, and scarcely any gold visible
Tourmalines, Alexandrites, cat'seyes?
sapphires, emeralds, rubies or pearli'are
useu iu uiis way. a oau mcrusiea witn
diamonds is a new design for ear-rings.
Ruby and sapphire solitaire earrinzs are
also very fashionable?arjfr'a Bazar.
o J - -- ---- ' kJ C7-tJ1fc
John Gilbert, the actor, writes to. the
Boston Gazette thai he must declirfc'tfr
contribute to its columns any reminis
cences of the old Bostonltage. "To re
peat the words of other.people brains,"
has 'been a constant dutyfor so many
yean that he would "surely make a mess
of it," and mightjuuwell -undertake the
feat of writing an original play, "rihould
I atteniptMie adds," 4'to give an ideaof
the stage m former times, it1 would not
bacvry complimentary to the" 'present'
state or the tfraufa, No"doubl I?am by
many called au old1 fogy. 'lam hot an
noyed by the-ternn-s-Seeing what I have
seen, and seeing whatf Iaee, when theatres
are crowded to witness; the feeble'at
tempts of notorieties, when sterling splays
by, talented and , experienced! artists an
neglected, the rtan u, indeed ia:4tv
jloraMi wjajtwa' ., , c -, , ,: ni
We have cribbed groat quantities of
corn before many -of our neighbors
would begin huskingj and ye. vj have
no moldy cojn. Ve make ventilators
floors ,are eiffhteeu rJnches, from the
ground, so as to seeure perfect ventihv-
r Tirfcn nnnnfrilfirh vi oa ..a.. ;. tis
where the eovn falls from'the swop aV it
is thrown. in, at r the .window?, sinne at
"that point in. ihe "crib the c rn uacks
cloTsely aiid'th"? shattered corn and silks
and husks and piece- of leaves and tas
sels that more or less will be found in
every load will accumulate, ba one ever
so careful, -and pi event free circulation
of air throilghT the! mass. Where the
farmer helps, to husk his .own corn, and
is untiring ari3" persistent, he can keep
out husks, andrsilcaiid trash; but when
several teams are" .Rework, and each
gaqg of men is,expeuted.tpv crib a given
amount for a day's workiwe may say it
is- impossible j to 'kVepcbutJthe trash.
which keeps corn from' drying out free
ly, as well as brings, in with it much
moisture.0 " '
In such cases," then, we must hava
more ventilators, thatjs', they must bo.
'placed nearer together. In our crib
that is six feot wide, and long enough to
hold 3,000 bushels, wo have windows
every twelve feetfor throwing corn.
Three feet back f romp and" directly in
front of them, we place the ventilators.
'They are not in the way in scooping in
the corn, and there the pile of corn is
-always the highest and most packed,
and from that point each way the corn
rolls down and, is clean and loosely
packed farthest 'from the ventilators.
The heating that always starts up in a
crib causes an upward draft through
the ventilators which carries off mois
ture and reduces temperature to tho
How do you .make the ventilators?
The distance from floor to roof is four
teen feet. We rip out four strips three
inches wide and fourteen feet long. We
then make four frames of inch boards
four inches square. To these four frames
we nail the four long strips, one on each
side. This leaves a space of about two
inches between the s trios, through
which the corn will not pass. We bore
holes in the floor where the ventilator is
to sit, and- put up tho ventilator, fasten
ing to the floor and roof so it will keep
The cost is trifling, but the device is
satisfactory in its results. We have
seen men throw rails in cribs of wet
corn to let the air in. If the rails are
sot in perpendicular they do some good,
as the heated air passes upward beside
them, but.if placed in horizontally they'
are of little value, as they do not work
with the ascending gases strujrslinjr to
There, is no excuse for a great crib of
moldy corn. By such a device one can
begin to crib corn a week earlier than
without it. That week's gain, too, on
some of the bottom lands when over
flows come mav save the crou.
Thce ventilators cost little, occupy
little space in the crib, and yet let off
.vast quantities of heat and moisture
from the pile of new corn. Cor. Cincin
At a recent fashionable wedding.after
the departure of the happy pair, a dear
little girl, whose papa and mamma were
among the guests, asked, with a child's
innocent inquisitiveness : "Why do they
throw things at the pretty lady in the
carriage?" "For" luck, dear," replied
one of the bridesmaids. "And why,"
again asked the child, "doesn't she
throw them back!" "Oh," said the
young lady, "that would be rude."
"No, it wouldn't," persisted the dear
little thing, to the delight of her doting
parents who stood by; "ma does."
"Do you" pretend to have as good a
judgment as I have?" said an enraged
wife to her husband. "Well, no," he
replied deliberately; "our choice of
partners for life shows that my judgment
is not to be compared with yours." In
matters of controversy, however, the
woman usually has the best of it. A
witty old author advises men to avoid
arguments with women, because in
spinning yarns among silks and satins,
a man is sure to be worsted and twisted ;
and when a man is worsted and twisted,
he may consider himself wound up. The
above retort might be matched by a
dozen others culled from domestic con
troversy, in which the woman has come
off triumphant. "Really, my dear,"
said a friend of ours to his better-half,
"you have sadly disappointed me. I
once considered you a jewel .of a wo
man; but you've turned out only a bit
;of matrimonial paste." "Then, my
llove," was the reply, "console yourself
with the idea that paste is very adhesive
and in this case will stick to you as long
as you live."
" See here," said a fault-finding hus
band, "we must have things arranged
iu this house so that we shall know
where everything is kept." "With all
my heart," sweetly answered his wife,
and let us begin with your late hours,
my lpve. 1 should dearly love to know
where they are kept." He let things
run on as usual. It is not often, how
ever4, that one comes across such a
crushing retort as that which a Sheffield
husband received from his wife the
other day, through the medium of the
public press, ne advertised in one of
the local journals that he, Thomas,
A , would no longer be answerable
for the debts incurred by his wife, who
seems to have been a truly amiable
creature, if one may judge from the ad-vertisement-whichshe:Lpublishcd
day in reply: "This is to notify that I,
Elizabeth A , am able to pay all my
own debts now that I have got shut of
Some husbands would be obliged to
confess, if they told the plain, unvar
nished truth, that, when they led their
wives to the altar their leadership came
to an end. " Your future husband seems
very exacting; he has been stipulating
for all sorts of things," said a mother to
her daughter, who was on the point of
being married. "Never mind, roam-
") oni1 4riA offoifinnofrn ml kn tms
already dressed for the wedding, "these
0. buu aubuuuaw tin, nuunu
are his last wishes." This is a com
plete reversal of the rule laid down by
the old couplet:"
Man. love thy wife; thy husband, wife, obey.
Wives are ourheart; wc should be head al way.
In many instances, the state of the case
is rather something like the' following:
"If I'm not home from the party
to-night by ten o'clock," says the hus
band, to his. better vand. bigger half,
" don't wait'for me." " That I won't,"
replies the lady; significantly : I won't
wait, -but I'll come for you." He is
home at tea o'clock precisely. Cham
Not In the Rieh't Direction.
Last week the Austin Waterworks Co.
had several hundred' men employed
laying pipes. s- They1 were engaged in
d"ggingcatthw3fojrter of a mile
long about a foot deep, whed.one of
the most intelligent farmers Uying on
Ohlom otjfefcaloieluViteam and
asked one of the men what Tm was dig--
genco these city lolks'kfcTS:''" Here they
are digging for half am0e along the top
of the ground hunting,for water, when ii
they were to jlfgr straight down they
might strike water wilhin 'forty feet,"
and smiling, at .the simplicity .of the city
folks, he started; his teamand drove oa.
' 1oa c- - ta " r.
0 Ctn 'i -
During the, exhibition of -a arena at
Barnesville, Ga., a 'negro gave the ele
phantapiece"of toTftacco.-Thls so en
raged the animal that'' he 'struck the ne
gro a fatabblow with his trade. l
FARM AND HOUSEHOLD.
Kentucky claims and probably re
ceives more for her fine stock than any
other StatQ. . j
Pickcled Chicken: Boil four
' chickens till tender enough for meat to
t fall from bones; put meat ill a stone jar,
and pour over it thrco pints of cold good,
cUif r vinegar and" a pint and a half of the
water in which the chickens were boiled;
add spices, if preferred, and it will be
ready for use in two davs. This is a pop
ularSuuday evening dish; it is good for
luncheon at any time. Detroit Post.
Gravy which is excellent with boiled
-fish or with pork steak, is mado by
browning a sliced onion in a little butter,
and adding a little at a time soirie beef
stock; thicken with flour rubbed smooth
in a little of the old stock. Add, if vou
h.aye. it, some chopped parsley or or
cestershire sauce. If served with -pork,
a tablespoon ful of tomato catsup is good.
Shit and pepper to taste. Boston Tran
$crijit. The Farmer and Dairyman says:
"Stock-breeding 'is -an art, upon the
study of which it is difficult to enter
without 'becoming fascinated with it.
It oilers a field for the unlimited exer
cise of the highest genius and skill. Tiie
most scientific physiologist would find iu
it scope for the occupation of all the
powers of his mind, while to the prac
tical man on the farm'it offers a never
failingsourcc of interestingexperiments."
Fried calf's brains make a very good
dish. First wash them iu three or four
waters, remove the skin, and boil them
for ten or fifteen minutes iu salt and
water, to which a little vinegar has been
added ; after taking them out let them
lie in cold water until ready to Use them.
Make a batter of the yelks of e;;gs and
cracker crumbs; cut the brains in slices
and dip them in the batter, and fry iu
hot lard or butter. Servegarnishcd with
parsley or beets. Chicago Newt.
The Philadelphia Ledger says that
Mrs. Mary ( Jr.ivoty, Bailey's Crosj-ro.ids,
Huck county Pa., has a cow which a few
mouths ago had its front leg cut off be
low the knee by a railroad tram. A vet
erinary surgeon dressed the wounds, and
tied up the arteries so skillfully that tho
cow recovered, when a neighbor, a eabt-net-maker,
made for her a wooden leg
which he strapped on the stump. The
cow lumped along holding the iujtired
leg up for a day or two, but now she ha?
concluded to use the wooden attichuieut.
and limps around quite comfortable upon
it, and seems to be in good health. -
Oyster sauce, which is delicious with
salmon, and with chicken also, is made
thus: Let a dozen or more I tr.re oysters
come to a boil in their own liquor or in a
very little water, mix equal quantities,
say half a cupful, of butter and Hour
till they are smooth, then put in a stew
pan with the oyster liquor, adding salt,
cayenne pepper, and a small cup o!
sweet cream; set the pan on the stove,
and let the sauce simmer gently till it is
entirely free from lumps, and of the
requisite thickne$;; juit before removing
it from the.fire, aid the pieces of oysters.
Pour ovor the fish on. the platter, but it
served-witli chicken, put itiuto a gravv
boat N. Y. Pod.
Several gardeners have fitted up cellars
especially for the purpose of growing
mushrooms in winter, and after some
more or less troublesome experience at
the beginning, have come to depeud upon
them as a regular item of farm produc
tion. The conditions for growing them
are simple enough to discover, but not
always easy to provide with unfailing
regularity. They require a damp air of
a tenierature from 50 to 70; if never
below 00 it is better. They do best in
the dark, but light admitted occasionly
for the purpose of working the beds,
does not harm. The beds aiv mado of
fresh horse dung, free from long straw,
mixed with its bulk of fresh loam. Tlie.
dung and loam are mixed in a shed mid
allowed txrlieat for a day or two." when
the compost is packed upon shelves in
the cellar about a foot deep; the moisture
will heat up and after the heat has sub
sided a few days so that a thermometer
plunged in the bed will make about 'JO-',
the spawn is put in. The spawn is im
ported from France and hngland, and
7ery much depends upon having a good
article to begin with; it is broken up
from the square blocks resembling bricks
made of mud, and pieces about as big as
hen's eggs are planted every foot or so in
the bed just under the surface; after a
few days the surface of the bed in covered
with fresh loam an inch deep; in five or
six weeks the mushrooms should begin to
come up iii clusters" all over the bed,, it
takes them three or four days to expand
to their full size, when they should be
carefully plucked and packed in cotton
wool in paper boxes for market. The
demand for them seems to be on the in
crease; they are used by the .first class
hotels and club bonuses in considerable
quantities and sell for prices ranging
from f0c. to 1.00 per pound through the
winter; a successful grower informed me
that he had sometimes sold So00 worth
in a season from a cellar 20x80 feet, pro
vided with three tiers of beds over each
other upon shelves, and provided also
with heating apparatus. The crop how
ever is not always a sure one even in tho
hands of skilful gardeners, and much
seems to depend upon what is called
"luck," which simply means ignorance of
some required conditions ot success, or
inattention to such as are well known.
In Paris and London immeii.- quantities
of mushrooms arc grown and consumed,
and it is likely the demand for them here
will increase. JV. E. Farmer.
Shade for Stock.
Live stock can thrive and prosper on
ly in the enjoyment of good health, and
this can only be under such conditions as
meet all the requirements of their nature.
If anything is lacking to make, the in com
fortable and contented it will tell serious
ly on the thrift of the animal and conse
quently on the profits of the owner.
Abundance of pure water, good food, clean
quarters, and proper rest if at labor, are
essential to the best results. But in addition-to
this there is a very important
matter which is not so generally attended
.to, and that is, proper shade for animals
that run in pasture through the long hot
days in summer. Such stock usually
spend only a portion of the day in actual
grazing, and this generally in the cooler
parts of the day. Usually during the
warmer parts of the day animals will
stand in the shade, if any is provided,
where they aro protected from the hot
raysof the sun, and are more or less saved
from the annoyance of. flies. Every ono
knows with what eagerness sheep, cattle,
horses, hens, and, in fact, all animals seek
the shade of trees in the pasture, or, in
their absence, that of the fence. It is
certainly very trying to the endurance
of an animal to spend several hours of
the day exposed to the fierce rays of the
sun. Animals are not only uncomforta
ble under such circumstances, butauffer
I positive injury. In furnishing good, cool
sbade tor his stoctr, therefore, the stoctc
owneris .consulting his own. pecuniary in
terest, ami-should from this, if no othe.
consideration, supply the wants of his
stock? But the higher motives'of hu
manity should lead every ownerof livean
imals to secure their comfort in every
way possible. Poplars and Cottonwood,
grow so rapidly that 'they will in a short
time be large enough to serve the purpose.
In-thecmeantime board' sheds may be
ercctedthatwUl.answer until the trees aro.
sufficiently, large for f hade. See to it, and
do notlety'our animals suffer another sea
eon as they did last: The trees wiH also
add to the appearance of your pasture,
and in time may be trimmed and fur
nish more or less wood' WasUtnotime
in -making- this wise ' provision forytfur
imali. 'SanFrancisco Cfttonick "37.cH
PITH AND FOIST.
The French only mix nine different
articles together: to' make, mince-meat.
It is.the sixteenth .and seventeenth in
gredients' which make American mince'
pio 'queen 'of the world. Detroit Free
Press? : - i '
' A Mazarin Bible wasrecently sold for i
.$17000. 7 why the dickens doesn't'some
enterprising publisher get out an edition
of the Mazarin Bible?' He could1 make
inoney'by selling them sis?'Wvr ras $16,
500 a-piece. TheJudge.
"Ah,,T moaned! a widow recently
bereaved, "what a-misfortune!' I knew
.what kind of a' husband-1 have, lost,, but
how cant know whafkindofS husband
his-successor1 'will be?"-" Detroit7 Free
Press: i- s ' cs'j 3
TheDetroit -Free-jPress man says :
."oncosts money.tosbe good,!. lis sus
pected that "the 'last time lie' wasjn
cHiirch heput a silver dime iiF the con
tribution basket in mistake for- a cent
Such errors will occur, if a man, is
wealthy. Norrisloum Herald.
A man at Omaha found three dol
lars on the street, jind he advertised the
find to the extent of seven dollars, and
made the loser foot the bill."-' It is some
times disagreeable to meet with an hon
est man. Exchanqc.
A Michigan paper says: "Bears
are going to be thicker than grasshop
pers in tho woods of Michigan this win
ter." Dare say. Hears are generally
considerable thicker than grasshoppers;
in fact, bigger in every way. Boston
A logical conclusion. Little Bob:
"Tom, why do you call mamma mater?
What's mater mean?" Tom: "Latin
for mother, you know." Litttle Bob:
" Oh ! I thought it was because slio
had to see about getting husbands for
Flo ami Edie that she was a mater."
N. Y. Tribune. H"r-
At a recent marriage in Brooklyn
"the bride wore a dress of brocaded
plush, of crushed strawberry hue." A
man never wears a pair of trowsers, of
crushed strawberry hue save when he
goes to a festival and sits down on a
plate of the fruit. And that is what he
generally doos if the paragraphcrs
don't lie. Xorrislown Herald.
A: parvenu Having purchased an
ancient castle, with all the accessories,
is found by his daughter on the first cold
day warming his hands by a fire which
he has had kindled in a suit of plate
armor. "O, pa. what have you been
doing?" The lord of tho manor, with
satisfaction "Tho feller that patented
that ar stove must have been crazy, bu
I've made the. old-thing heat up!"
There was a hand-painted sign in
front of an uptown grocery in Chicago,
which originally read, in dark, rheu
matic letters, "Calt for Sail." A very
nervous and sensitive man-living around
the corner noticed at once that it was
wrongly spelled, and spoke to the pro
prietor about it. "Hasn't that sign
been changed yet, Bill?" he inquired of
his confidential clerk. "No; I guess
not." "Well, hang it all! I told the
boy to fix it last .night; gimme that
marking pot," and' rushing out of the
store the board soon bore the cabalistio
words, MSauIt for Caie." Cheek.
SUIEXCE AXIi IXDCSTKY.
It -is said that, the invention and
subsequent improvements of the Ameri
can plow made a saving on last year's J
crop in this country ot yu,UUO,UUU.
N. Y. Sun.
An attachment for reed organs has
been invented by means of which the
player, reading, from, a dial like that
used to- indicate the power of steam,
knows just what degree of-dynamic
force he is producing. It seems to be
especially adapted for deaf jnusicians.
Boston Po'st. "
A company of capitalists- have no
tified the council 6f Kingston, as they
have of lI;nnilton? that they purpose
erecting in Canada a large rolling-mill,
blast-furnaces, foiindry, machine-shops,"
and nail-factory, with a capital ofat
least $l,O0O,OO(f, and give employment
to twelve hundred men, utilizing; Cauav
This is the receipt which Si. C. Lar
rabec employs in-making a dye for sofc
leather: Seven hundred and fifty
rans yellow, lo) grammes
chrome vcllow, l.iiiO grammes pine-
clay, 1,009 grammes quercitron, 1,000
grammes alum, 750gramincs sulphuric
acid, ami 4 litres tragacanth solution.
So little is heard about the indus
tries of Tennessee nowadays that most
people will be surprised to learn that,
while two years ago hardly a pound of
dried fruit was shipped from Chatta
nooga, the dealers in this city alone
have handled so far this year over 750,
000 pouuds. Knoxville and Nashville
are going into the business extensively,
and lesser places more modestly. N. Y.
.A Munich professor has invented a
bracelet that will remedy the atlliction
known as " writer's cramp." The pen
holder is fastened to the bracelet in such
a manner that it can- be used to write
with ease and without bringing the
lingers into use at all. The hand can
rest on the table, moving easily along
as the letters are traced, and it is said'
that little practice is required to give
exputtucss iu the use of the invention.
Uy means of what he calls .a gyro
graph, Dr. Caudcze has been able to
take photographs of landscapes from
the windows of a train running at the
rate of forty miles au hour. The appa
ratus consists of a copper tube, similar
to that which carries the Tenses iu an
ordinary camera, but in it the lenses aro
placed on opposite sides parallel to the
axis. Within is a shutter similar to, the
box of a stop-cock. It presents two
square openings, which do no let the
rays pass in making a quarterof a turn.
A rotary motion is produced by the
action of a spring. Only an exposure
of the one-hundredth ot a second is
necessary to obtain wonderfully distinct
A writer in an exchange says: "I
discovered many years ago that wood
could be made to last longer than iron
in the ground, but thought the process
so simple that it was not well to make a
stir about it. . 1 would as soon have
poplar, basswood or ash as any other
kind of timber for fence posts. I have
taken out basswood posts after having
been set for seven years that were as
r sound when taken out as when first put
in the ground. Time and weather
seemed to have no effect on them. The
posts can be prepared for less than two
cents apiece. This is the recipe: Take
boiled linseed oil and stir in pulverized,
coal to the consistency of paint. Put a
coat of this over the timber, and there
is not a man thafwill'live to see it rot."
The other night a Stcubenville man
coming home with his wife, discovered
his property .scattered over the floor and
the burglar looking out of the window.
He procured his gun without arousing
the burglar's suspicions, took aim and
fired. The burglar fell to "the 'floor.
The householder approached the pros
trate figure, and, to his astonishment,
found that" it was only a bolster rigged
npin his own Sunday clothe. ' "Having
left his brother in the nduso he at once
recognized the author of the practical'
joke., He took the iigu re and, stood it
up by J the front door so, that when hi3
brother ente'rcd it fell forward upon him.
He 'began calling police," "fire."
"murder" and brought out the. neigh
bors, who aided him in securing .the
burglar."1 "On discovering the character
of the intruder, he dectdid to' retire'
awhile from the business of making
practical iokeal Bxireit Post ana.
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making fortune".. I..id"te matte a much
a men, and boy and irirl make great
p.ty. 'ite.tder, if j on wmt buine at
wtiieli you c.iii make great pay all thu
time. write tir p.irlutilir to 81. IIai-lkti
.V; CO.. Pnril-md. .M-iiue. 31-v
Kl A week lu.nle t lininw by the
"N (yj ludiistrioiM. He.it business
U I fJ now- before the public. Capital
T not needed. We will start
you. .XI en, women, boys aud girl want
ed ever where to work for us. Now is
the time. You e-in work iu pare tinie,or
give your whole time to the business.
Xii other biisiue will p.ij ou nearly as
well. No oire-can fail toiu'ik'ceiioriuoU'
I:i)V by .-engaging at once. Uostly outfit
and terms tree. Money made fast, easily,
ind honorably. Address"" True & Co,
Augusta, -Maine. 31-J.
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