Stevens Point Daily Journal, December 31, 1881

Stevens Point Daily Journal

December 31, 1881

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Stevens Point Daily Journal (Newspaper) - December 31, 1881, Stevens Point, Wisconsin WcGLACHLIN SIMONS, Editors and Proprietors, Devoted to the Interests of Central Wisconsin, and the Vindication of Republican Principles. VOL. XII.- NO. 34. STEVENS POINT, AVIS., SATURDAY, DECEMBER TERMS- per Annum, Journal WHOLE XCMBKKfiOe. THE NEW YEAR. UY UOHATIO rOWtitS A flower unblown; bocfc unread; A treo witb fruit auharveatud; A paili uutrod: a whow Luck vet tbo heart's divino A Januacfljw wtiowj wide border lies tn client shad-j 'neath bileut nkteft; A wondrous foiiutum yet uneealed; A casket with its Tills ia tbe year that for you wuila. Ueyeud to-morrow'a tuystle LAND AHEAD. B2 KATHAiUHK tEE BATES. Ufou tbc arched want my shallop hung, IKr nnoivy wake iu vaporous wooing Jort, From to nodding mut forever tuwed. Yet. former backward to! tiurv the of one snpg; A RUvor t-trn.a, tbe iliijiitt'd ica it AQti nil ttic grew uhita, jjlt-aming frost UghU tin- November Rrass. Jfui] nmvt it rung UJH far woau a singer ou tbi way Failed ot old, Nor the of her Argo koew, half tbc f-if t of Mtnnuy winds and cold, Tbat crooned her pallid brow with dow, But bore ht-r onward to the of old. IN THE LIGHT-HOUSE. A XEW VEAIf'S BTOBY. haste to see which could first reach the I shall before I get it earth. Every now und then a violent i groaned Jack, putting his finger ends gust of wind would come that romped into his mouth to warm them. My uud rioted among the dry leaves that j t'oot! my foot.'" he shrieked, as forget- still clung to some of the trees, raid j ting it for an instant, he had stepped on near at hand the waves surged uud it. Stub in the room below, gave a dashed and tossed themselves FROM OUR STATE EXCHANGES. on the shore and against tbe rocks. I know the lamp aught to be lit. I'd better go right away and do said Jack, addressing his companions. As they raised no objection, Jack started, materials in hand, and they to tee, no doubt, that everything was done fairly and squarely. Up the stairs went the tiio, Stub ahead, snuffing and peering into all the dark corners; Jack, with the lamp and oil in MB baud, fol- lowing warily, and June, with a dignity howl of sympathy, and dashed frantical- ly at the foot of the ladder to reach his comrade. "I can't stand it any longer? Oh, father! and Jack fell uncon- scious on tho floor. All was silent once again in the house; no voice save the old clock ticking the seconds last minute of the old year. Loud blew the wind in the face of foot-sore man, bruised by an outstretch- biauch, the darkness, and suitable for a lady other years, bringing I btriving, with unsteady steps, to reaoh up the real-. Jack knew how to set to his home. Out at eea a noble vessel was with the storm, and happy unconscious of dtfnger, were 80, in a veiy short time, a friuudly gl.nv thinking of the meetings o! the wort He watched his father daily, aud j bailing had sometimes beea allowed to help him: hearts, It was the last day in the old year, and yet it did not seem much like winter, though the inaple trees were bare and the flowers all dead. The oaks were covered thickly with leaves. True, when the wind blew it rustled through brown, dry foliage very different from the living tints of mouths back; but when you looked at the soft, muddy roadd, or the clear blue sky, you scarcely realized that it was just past" Christmas. John Hudson, keeper of the lighthouse at Fishing Point, was brushing his weather-lteateu coat (once black; now almost und giving part- ing directions to John Hudson, Junior- called "Jack" by his familiars. "Now mind uud don't set the house on fire while I am gone. I must fix that chimney when I get back, or we'll be burnt out yet; and don't take to fooling with the isn't very much of it left now. There's that cord of wood iu the yard; I guess you had bcttei till the wood boxes, and pick up a bit. I guess the inspector will he round before long, aad we want to have everything taut and trim when he comes. Get your dinner when you're ready; I may be bick in time, and I may not, with all these errands to do in the village; but anyhow, I thall be home this afternoon. Good-by, and the he tramped briskly away through the trees. Stub Stub i here, sir. You must stay home with me. Father don't want you. There's a rat, sure's I live.' Sick it, Stub! Jack, after an exciting chase in which boy and dog had howled and barked a most powerful duet, "now, Stub, we'll wash ths breakfast won't Stub looked a knowing aagent, and sat gravely on a chair (which he first knocked the cat while Jack washed and dried the few dishes as deft as a girl. He had lived here as long as he could remember. His earliest recollection was looking at the bright reflector up stairs, and seeing in it a sweet, loving face, with teuder bine eyes, near his own. His next memory of the face was in a coffin, pale and still, while his father held his hand, and the minister from the village talked in a low sad tone. But this was years ago, when Jack was (as he would inform you) "only a little fellow." Now, from his dignified age of ten years, he felt himself arrived at man's estate. His father was formerly a sailor, but in con- sequence of losing some of his fingers in the icy regions of the north, he had to accept the position of a lighthouse the sea too well to thins for a moment of any work furtherinland. Such stones as he used to tell Jack in the winter days, when they would be cut off by snowdrifts from the rest of the world'. Such thrilling adventures de- lighied the boy's ears in the long, soli- tary evenings. Stories of the time on Labrador, when a tremendous whale cap- sized a boat's crow, and two men got drowned; of the mutiny that once broke out on the Fair Betsy, and the sneaking Italian who got put in irons for start- ing it. Jack would go to bed with a creepy kind of feeling after these stories, but the morning light always drove away the shadows, and he would vow to himself never to let such ridiculous stories frighten him again, "Stub, let's play Robinson Crusoe in the yard, now the dishes are all washed; Jane (to the you can come, too, if you said Jack, opening the door. Stub accepted the invitation for himself and Jane by making a dart at her as she lay blinking near the stove, and rushing her out doors with scant ceremony. "This shed here shall be the cave, and I'll wear father's fur cap and be Bobinson Crusoe. You can be Friday, Stub. You are black and you don't know much: and Jane shall sit up here en the woodpile and be the parrot. Now, Friday, you just stay there while I go to get. some sticks for the and Jack, making his work into play, worked with a will, while the waves romped and tossed about on the shore like merry children, and a little gray cloud, no bigger than a man's hand, rose slowly in the north and made another dash of _ color in the lerilliant sky. Why, I declare, if it ain't going to snow! I wish father' would hurry up. How nuickly the clouds have come and they Took heavy, too, as if they were just bursting with the piles of snow flakes hid away in them. My "Won't it be jolly coasting though! It hasn't boenhtilf a winter snow, except a little that melted right away, and none of tho ponds frozen over. I guesa I bad better see if my sled's all right; and away Jock ran on this lollow pretense delightful piece vf self-delusion about tho condition of the "Artful for had he not examined it daily for tho past tw-f? months, and longed impatiently fcr ft chance to use it? My there's as sice's the world; and there's another, and nn- of 'cm 1" exclaimed hap- py Jack to his small but select audience of Stub and Jane. They were very am- iable, and frisked and gamboled with as good an apperance of happy innocence be desired. It's getting dark very quickly; not fonr o'clock yet. I guess it's going to bo a pretty big fall this time, whew! Stnb, hear the wind; sounds squally, don't Stub looked with an air of gravity through the window, and seemed to be of the opinion that it certainly did ap- pear threatening. What keeps father isolate, I wonder? If it on getting dark as fast as this tbe light will have to be fixed pretty soon." thinking of the dear faces that should, welcome their return in the bright new year. Anxious hearts were beating in secret, as the pilot and the captain paced tho deck uneasily, and peered through the storm, and QticstM-Lcil of thp darkness, isliicb v tncb wat> hod.51 Fishing Point light ought to show of light poured through tbe window s of the little tower, and laid bare the treacherous rocks with blunt distinct- ness, while they strove vainly to hide beneath the stormy waves. "1 suppose we might as well get sup- per ready now, against father and Jack laid the cloth neatly and cut the bread with a will. Liken few raio and isolated bovs of his age, being him- i Rry was Jack's normal condition, ir- to the nor ard'said the captain, lieved at occasional intervale by being j ifobten looking for t-fltisfied. Supper was tea was boiling and bubbling ou the btovfi (Jack's limited knowledge of cook- ing had not taught him that tea should iiever be allowed to Jack'b busin of broken bread in readiness for the scalding milk, some dried beef as a special treat, and plenty of good bread, cheese tind butter besides. Inside all sea and the pilot, "but the snow is so blinding I've not been able to see it yet. There it JH he exclaimed, after some minutes more of weary watching, and the snow- cloud teemed parted by a warm gleam oE light. And miles away, in storm-rocked tower, lay a prostrate form, cold and motionless, while the joy-bells of the BrLLsr" Jasies, one of the pioneers of Jliltou, died on Saturday. JACK BLACK was fatally shot while attempting to break into a house at Fi- field, Sunday, Owiso to the open winter, logging operations on the Upper Wolf ore very much retarded. THERE is considerable snow on the upper Wisconsin River, and lumbermen are rapidly banking logs. Tire St. Crois County board refused to allow u'l claims made for hunting the notorious Maxwell outlaws. THE investigation of affairs in connec- tion with the Keshena Indian agency will probably to the removal of Agent Stevens. THE recent sale of forfeited mortgaged lands wag one of the most profitable ever held by the state. Almost every tract fi-ns sold, and the prices were better than ever before obtained. A dispatch of the 19th says: A boy .seven years of age fell over aa embankment forty feet high, near Piii- der's brewery in this city, yesterday, aud was picked up for dead. He is yet alive with chances favorable for recovery. TILE State Historical Society has re- cently received some very valuable ac- quisitions to its library, forwarded bv the Eoyal Society, of Madrid, through ex-Minister Fairchild. The works in question treat of the early Spanish col- onies in America. GBEBS BAT Gazette: A white pine tree was cut o'n the laud of Gotlieb Erd- inan, in the town of Humboldt, which fering the money therein, when young Heydecke, was OE the watch, and who had crouched down and crept along behind the counter, seized his hand, and the thief was nabbed. He begged and prayed for forgiveness in the most ab- ject and cowardly mauiier, but wag handed over to the officer and locked up in the cooler, from whence lie will be taken to Madison to answer for his mis- deeds. FIRESIDE CHIT-CHAT. SEASONABLE FARM HINTS. THE tomato plant is avoided by ear- wigs, caterpillars, aphides, slugs and stiails. Yorso cows do not give as rich railk as do those of mature age. A lean cow gives poor milk and a fat one rich railk. KEEP sheep dry under foot. This is even more necessary than roofing them. j Never let sheep stand or lie in mud or i water. 7" WKTEBISG bees in cellars seems to be AT eventng_partie8 there-are improvement over wintering them outside. The bees consume less honey, have less loss and ure healthier in the straw fans. They aro ornamented with tiger lilies and sunflowers. "THEBK'S another man I like better end. thau you that's all There is to wrote a New 1'ork wife, on leaving her husband. AJ; apathetic young lady tc-lls us that sour apples are the ones disappointed m love. Isn't that sweet? Philadelphia glad new year were ringing in the hopes which measured 70 feet long and 15 was warm and cozy, cheery and home- like; outside, stormy and Two hours passed, and still no father. Jack had made a tremendous effort to delay eating till be arrived; but bit by bit the broken bread had followed by other selections from the hill of fare, while Jane lapped a saucer of milk, and the quondam Friday, for- getting his cannibalistic tendencies, made a hearty repabt on dried beef and pieces of Jack's bread and butter. Seven o'clock, father not home ret! Well, the light will burn an hour yet without fixing. Father said it would burn longer than that, but it's safest to look at it every four hours, mid he's sure to be here before it needs looking to." So Jack got his favorite book from the shelf, and settled down tor a cozy read in father's arm chair close near the stove. It was certainly was very where Crusoe and Friday discover the I arrival of the one and twenty savages, and disturb them at their revolting re- paet But Jack got up so early morn- ings, and was so active during the day. that wonder his ideas began to stray and his eyes to blink and close. Stub had settled himself near for a little quiet between two black, outstretched forepaws, and gaze fixed ou nothing in particular, while Jane, hav- ing first made her teilst for the night by careful washing and patting, dozed peacefully behind the stove. Tired Jack slept, and dreamed he was Crusoe, and had just built a beautiful sled, and he and Friday coasted down among the cannibals and sent them Hying on all sides; and the old clock ticked and tick- ed, while out doors the snow blew in swirls, and a weary man fought hard against the wind, and sought to find again the beaten track to his house. Hour after hour passed, till the faithful hammer, striking ten, woke Jack in be- wilderment at not finding birapelf in his own little bed. Whit's the he said, shak- ing himself and standing up. "Why, now late it is What can have happen- ed to father Stub roused up, but could not answer the question, so wisely kept ple don't generally, you know. "The light! the light! Oh! suppose it's gone out I must go up this very minute to see, though it's awfully dark, and the stove's gone out to; but I can't stop to make it up now. Come, Stub, you can go with me, if you want and diplomatic Jack, who really didn't like to go through all those dark pas- sages aud stairways alone, but who have Stub know it for the world. The house had got all cold, and Jack was hunting long about with shivering fingers before he could find the proper oil for the light. At lost, however, he found it, spilled a lot of it in pouring it out into the small can, aad got the rest cud triumphs of a thousand hearts. Bravely the good ship Dauntless smled into port on that icoming, with oolois flying and friendly chters from the shore. A pretty narrow escape we had last the pilot tells said a pas- sjeuger to bin friend, after a hearty greeting. All but loat off Fishing Point. Tbb light shone on the rocks just in time, or we sh'ould not havs been here now." But Jack never knew anything of this. All he knew was that his father said, patting his head: "God bless you, sonny. If it hadn't been for the lipht shining through the darkness of that awful night, I shouldn't have been alive to take care of you now." A_ud Jack thought this quite made up for tbe long, weary weeks of p_am before he cauld use Lis lame foot again. THE HOME DOCTOR. safely up the first flight of stairs, Stub following rather sleepily. The light tower was built high above the dwelling part of the house, and was reached by several steep nights of stairs, and finally by a ladder to a trap door. The roof and walls from about four feet from the floor were glass, and the light, lamp and reflector stood on a kind of standard about five feet high. All the beautiful brass plates were kept as brilliant as a mirror, and the windows were transpar- ent and speckless as pure water. It was John Hudson's duty to keep them in this condition. Inspectors were always dropping in at unexpected times, and dismissal from the post would have fol- lowed any lack of proper attention to these details. But it was the lighthouse keeper's 'pnde to keep them bright and burnished, even beyond any laws and regulations. Jack reached the foot of the ladder, and was slowly mounting, when his fqoi slipped and he fell. Stub looked at him helplessly, and waited for him to pick himself up. Jack had kept hold of his lantern, and fortunately it had not got extinguished; the oil can fell at a little distance. "What's the matter now? What iiils my said he, making several inef- fectual attempts to stand. "My! bow it he held it in bis while he bravely kept the tears bock. "I guess I've sprained it or something. What shall I do? I could manage to slide down stairs again and wnit there till father coraes. But then the light; that ought to be attended to. Oh why ain't father and he winced with pain, as a sudden twinge came from hia ankle. Oh, dear, it's tough said he, as with the oil can slung across on arm he tried to climb the ladder with one foot and one kcee. "I guess I'd better give it pshaw! What's a fellow good any way, if he can't put himself oat of the way for other folks once in a while. How the tower shakes! What a night it The ascent was made at last and the light reached. "Just in said Jack; the oil's is all but finished. I guess I didn't pnt as much in as father ho hopped around the narrow spnce and trimmed the lamp. It took him some time, and the boy's fingers were getting stiff with cold, while his THE ITCH. in a Parisian hospital the itch' is treated and quickly cured by a half hours' rubbing of the body with soft soap, followed by a bath, and that in turn followed by the use of an ointment composed of lard, 100 parts; sulphur, 16; and bicarbonate of potash, 8 parts. MMOXADE, Four tablespoonfuls flaxseed, whole; one quart of boiling water poured upon the flasseed; juice of two lemons, leave out the peel; sweeten to taste; steep three hours in a covered pitched; if too thick, put in cold water with the lemon juice and sugar. Good for colds. Marion Harland. A GOOD BREAKFAST IU WINTEB. The breakfast we take in. winter will determine our efficiency for work in the day, and will so influence our whole be- ng for that period of time that no after meal can correct. The breakfast in winter must contain more nitrogenous "ood than in summer; it is absolutely leeded. You must store heat to furnish material for absorption and for maintain- ing vitality; add to this nitrogenous food something that will disengage heat from :he blood aud keep up temperature and 701 may defy the coldest day. Tour 'ace. may feel it, but your body will be mpervious to it and go on disengaging ;hat inward heat which can alone stand against the lowest temperature without. If this fiist meal has been properly at- ;ended to we may presume that vital acfaou can be maintained in full force for five hours at least before it needs re- plenishing. THINGS TO EEME11BEB. Very few mothers are able to control :heir nerves so completely as to keep iom being startled when confronted with a cut finger with dripping blood and the loud cries which announce a latnstrophe. Sometimes she cannot col- lect her thoughts sufficiently to recall any of the good remedies with which she is acquainted. One way to avoid this is to write out a list of help in trouble and tack it up on the door of your room, af- ter xhe manner of hotel regulations. There is nothing better for a cut than powdered rosin. Get a few cents worth of rosin, pound it until it is fine and put it into an empty, clean paper or epice- bos, with perforated top; then you can easily sift it out on the out, put a soft cloth [around the injured member and wet it with cold water once in a while. It. will prevent inflammation and sore- ness. In doing up a burn the main point is to keep the air from it. If cot- ton and sweet oil are not at hand, take a cloth and spread dry flour over it, and wrap the burned part in it. It is always well to have some simple remedies in the house where you can get them without a moment's loss of time; a little bottle of peppermint., in case of colic, chlorate of poiash for sore throat, pepsin for indi- gebtion, and a bottle of brandy. Have them arranged so that you can get hold of them in the dark and reaeh the right remedy, but be sure never to do it, even if yon know that they have not been dis- tu'rbwl; always light a lamp or the gas, and make sure you have what you are af- ter. Remember that pistols are always loaded, and that poison may be put in place of peppermint. inches diameter at the top. It was cut by Gotlieb Erdman and Joseph Lecoque and brought to the city by Hans Jacob- son. It will be used for the strambarge W. L. Brown. AN Arjpleton dispatch of the20th says: A great sensation was caused by the shooting of H. J. Ashman, a mechanic of this city, about 6 o'clock this morning, aa he was going out to his barn, by an unknown party. A shot-gun was used and twelve shot lodged in the right leg of Ashman. The cause of the shooting and persons who did it remains a mys- tery. The injury is not fatal. BOBBKT BUTCHDB, a market gardener, was knocked down and robbed of some and some papers, on Wednesday night, while making his way home to the suburbs of Kenosha. He has offered a reward of ?200 for the apprehension of the parties who assailed him. Some of the people in the vicinity think his assailant was a tree or a hitching-post which he encountered while under the influence of liquor. LAST Friday evening, three foot-pads attempted to rob William Hadden, of Harmony, as he was on his way home from Janesville, where he had sold a load of barley. Two of the men at- tempted to hold the horses, while the third attacked Mr. Hadden with a club. The horses broke away, however, and started off on the run, and Mr. Hadden escaped with only slight injuries. A BAEABOO dispatch o! the 18th Bays: A painter named Conrad Ostermier, came to the county jad Saturday, and asked protection from the sheriff. He was laboring under nervous excitement, caused by hard drinking. He vag taken in, and died during the evening. He leaves a wife and large family, and was about 40 years of age. A coroner's jury rendered a verdict in accordance with the above facts. AN old gentleman 83 years old, named Wm. F. Hiney, of Ableman, walked into Baraboo, Monday, stayed at the Sumner House all night, and was Tuesday morn- ing to take the train for home. On going to the depot he stepped off an em- Thick anH fast fell the snow-flakoe, ankle kept bringing a look of pain across hurryicg and scurrying down, M if in' fuee, "Scratch Him." A juror appeared before a judge who bankment, landing on some rocks twen- ty-five feet below, receiving injuries from which it is doubtful if he can re- cover. He lay where ho fell for two hours before he was discovered. WEONA (Minn.) Republican: It will be remembered that a year ago in No- vember a well-known farmer named John Newman, living on the Wisconsin side of the river opposite Winona, whils driving home in the afternoon was struck by the North- Western train at the cross- ing near Bluff Siding, sustaining serious injuries. He has brought suit for dam- ages in the amount of the trial to come off at the present term of the cir- cuit court at Whitehall. MADISON Journal: This forenoon, a jury was impaneled and an inquest held upon the body of Mr. Peter Palme, who was accidentally killed by a passing freight train on the St. Paul road, near Black Earth, yesterday morning. As it was shown that every endeavor hod been made by the train men to warn Palme while the train was bearing down upon him, the company was exonerated from all blame in the matter, anfl. a verdict in accordance with the facts rendered. FBOM the Colby Phonograph is learned the particulars of a stabbing affray which occurred in that village on Thursday evening, the 8th inst. Wm. S. Meach, of Unity, and Asa Morley, oi Colby, in company with two other men were engaged in playing a of cards in Blancharu's saloon, -when a dis- pute arose between the two former. Meach struck MorJey a couple of times with his fist, when the latter stabbed the former with a sheath knife in the side, the blade of the same entering ths ab- dominal cavity, which it is thought will not necessarily prove fatal, although the victim now lies in a very low condition. Morley was arrested and placed under SI. 000 bonds, his trial to take place to- day. NEW developments are being made in the matter of the late Alto poisoning case, and the probabilities ore that Vermeer woman, now lying at Fond du Lac jail, on the charge of having ad- ministered poison in the Sunday soup to her mother and brother a few weeks since, will be called upon to explain tho says the Queen, is the patent sign of vulgarity in heart and mind. It is as thoroughly vulgar ne cu- riosity." KEW YORK fashionables complain of the poor quality of wedding cake. A I paper comforts them by saying that no sane person ever eats it. THE President, vice president, and secretary of the treasury are all widow- ers. What a place Washington must be for pretty maidens aud widows, to be sure. A LEADING merchant ot Louisville, re- fused to buy a sealskin 'sacqae for his daughter. The ntxt day she left the bouse, and found employment as a ser- vant. She says she will not return home until the father yields to her de- mauds. WOMEN are not half so shy as men, A woman will go to a dry goods store and buy all sorts of toggery of male clerks; but not one man out of a thousand will buy anything but visible articles of at- tire of a female clerk. THE catholics of Brunswick, Me., had a fair recently, and a ring worth was to be given to the most popular girl. There were two candidates, one a pretty French girl, who saw signs of being de- feated, and drawing all her money, 8150, from the bank, she bought enough votes to carry the day. IN a recent suit before a justice in this city, a lady reluctantly testified that she thought that another Newark lady might be a good enough neighbor if she lived in a locality where the houses were 25 miles apart, and was so crippled that she couldn't come over to gossip or bor- Newark Call. A BOSTON ssthetec, having invited a young man from out of town to meet "two minds" on a certain evening, he had to decline her invitation on account of a previous engagement "to meet four In his opinion "pairs" were not equal to "four of a although we don't suppose they know what such. language means in cultured Boston. Detroit jFree Press. A SOCIETY young man of Cleveland is quoted as sajing: The girls of this city are ending right along. I know five young ladies; three of them live on Prospect, one on Euclid aud the last on Clinton Street, who can play just as hari games of poker, exercise as good judg ment in betting cards aud understant the relative value of bands precisely as well as any five young men 1 coul" name." A TOTISG lady in New York who -wai accosted by a well-dressed man in an in suiting manner, accepted the offer of an old woman, who was grubbing in an as; barrel close by, to "cover him witi ashes for ten cents." The biped wa pelted with handfuls of ashes, covering him from head to foot before h could escape. The old woman was re warded with a quarter by the youn lady, who remained to witness the opera tion. "THEY say" is a most objectionabl form of expression, and one that ha caused as much misery as any doze others put together. Scandals and hur: ful stories always begin with they say; if any one is anxious to worm a secre out of another, the chances are they wi begin, "they say." Now who or In ninecasesput of the "they are entirely supposititious, and in ft tenth they are unworthy. The worl would get on much better if they wer extinct. New York Mail and Ezpres, THEBE are doubtless many cases i Chicago, and more elsewhere, that hav never come to light, similar to that re cently tried in the Chicago courts, it which a girl brought suit against a drug gist for selling her a cosmetic that ruin ed her complexion, disfigured her fea tures and ruined herhealth. The sale o these poisonous compoundsis unrestric PEAK blight has in several instances been arrested in affected trees by syring- ing them with a weak solution of pot- oih, and in some cases it has proved a preservative when applied to the healthy trees. A FAHMSB of experience in wool- growing says that there is more money in growing wool at even twenty cents per pound than in loaning money at ten T cent, interest. psB reason why our wheat crops are ily about half as much per acre as in upland is because the British farmer mploys sheep M grain-growers, while ith us sheep are only considered as color mutton makers. nrinf; no unnecessary words in giving iis orders, find af-ked to be excused, The him, Mr, Clerk." The What is your The have got the am itching now." The Clerk, scratch Whereupon the clerk scratched his name Irorn the list. When tho juror returned to his store he said he never spoke truer in his life (ban when he said he was itching, said he, I was itching, but it was to get bsfk to my business." I said a farmer, I should make a good congressman; for I use their language. I received two bills the other day triih requests for immediate payment; the one I ordered to laid on tbe other to be read that day six raonthg." ed, and no one knows the amount e damage done, because the sufferers too much pride to confess their injuries The best cosmetic is cold water and fres air, and there would bo more beauty i tho world, and more charming com plexions, if nothing else were Chicago Infer-Ocean, ONE of the young army officers re cently ordered to the capital has a charm ing home in the west end, presided ove by a fair, blue-eyed wife, whose head i crowned with masses of red gold, an whose dainty tcilets would never sug gest a convent; and yet she was once religieuse, a member of one of tho com mnnities established by the Episeopr Church to look after its orphan children She was devoted to her little charge and they to her, and never dreamed r other cares than those of the "home, but scarlet fever broke out among th wee folk, the young army surgeon wn called in to help an attendant physician he saw "Sister fell desperate; in love with her, and nt the expiration her year's vow wcoed nnd won he The Sawyer Observatory. Tbe difficult task of removing th fir dispatching business, and mysterious death of a sister and another brother about two years ago. Itappears that these latter died, as was supposed, of being poisoned by floras sort of a wild poisonous vine and no inquiry was made into the matter. Suspicion has, how- ever, been aroused by late events and an effort will be made to discover, if possible, the real cause of the deaths mentioned. MAZOMAME Sickle: A light-fingered fellow by the of Flick." awhilom employe on the new railroad, and who has been suspected of abstracting articles, money, etc., belonging to others for time past, caught on Thursday evening in the very of stealing money from the till in Heydecke Fiishcr's store. It appears that ho was leaning carelessly over the counter, and while the other persons present occupied at the further end of the store, be readied over, opened the drawer, and 'was in the reiy wrt of pil- "the Hampshiredown breed of sheep originated the beginning of the pres- ent century in a cross between tbe old white-faced sheep of Hampshire, En- gland, and the pure Southdowna. Af- ter the few generations of crossing the horns disappeared and the face became black; in fact, the prepotency of the Southdowns greatly changed the char- acteristics of the native Hampshire sheep though the massive head, Eoman nose, large size and hardiness of constitution were retained in the cross. The Hamp- shiredowns in some of the best-farmed districts of Hampshire and Berkshire have gradually displaced the South- downs, and afford an excellent breed for crossing with long-wooled sheep. The lambs are dropped early and fed for the market or sold for mutton the following spring, and when well fed will weigh 100 pounds. The fleece yields from six to seven pounds of good wool, being longer and somewhat coarser than that of the Southdowne. The larger size, strong constitution and earlier maturity of the Hampshiredown make it a specially val- uable breed under many circumstances in this country." I'oo much attention can not be paid the cleanliness and ventilation of ables and pens. To insure the health ud comfort of animals they must be ept dry aad warm, and have plenty of ght, as well aa pure air and pure 'ater. A LAOT correspondent of the Country rentleman claims that by dipping the oint or flesny ends of turkey, geese or liicken wings into a strong solution or opperas they are made moth-proof, as as more durable than when treated in the ordinary way. To get a gear wheel off a shaft, upon which it has been shrunk, take it to the oundry and pour some melted iron round the hub, and it will heat and ex- sand so quickly that there will be no ime for the shaft to get hot, and the gear will come off easily. To pinch off the tip of a shoot is not o produce a shock but to change, not mpede, but to send the flow of the sap n other directions; by which the fruit is Benefited, while tiie leaf power is not materially interfered with, the auxiliary eaves affording the needful supply. FABMEBS should endeavor to sell as ittle as possible of that which comes mainly from the soil, and as much as >ossible o! that which comes from, the itraosphere, Butter and fat stock sold will improve a farm, while cheese, milk, and lean stock sold will keep the farm ean unless manure or fertilizers are nought. SCIENTIFIC apple culture is likely to let a boost from the present scarcity, there is more money in it for New England than there is for orange cnl- ;ure anywhere. Addison and Chitten- rlen Counties of Termont ore credited with barrels this season. One orcbprdist, it is said, sold barrels ior per barrel. When we look for the causes of this succees, we shall find it was no accident. The land chosen was adapted to the business, the fruit was suited to the location and tbe trade, and there were expert and experienced managers. "WHY do you keep that asked a shrewd farmer of his neighbor. He'll eat a bushel of corn by spring." The neighbor excused himself for the extravagance by saying that he wanted to raise some chickens next year. was the put your rooster ia the pot and change eggs next spring with some one who keeps a rooster." This was pretty close calcula- tion, but such is the origin of business profits." Why not this saving as well as the saving of a manufacturer who shaves a few cents off the cost of a shovel in the quality of steel used? THE Scientific American gives this as an excellent mode for preserving eggs: Take fresh ones, put a dozen or more into a small willow basket, and immerse this for five seconds in boiling water, containing about five pounds of common brown sugar per gallon. Then pack, when cool, small ends down, iu an inti- mate mixture of one part of finely-pow- dered charcoal and two of dry bran. In this way they will last six months or more. The scalding water causes the formation of a thin skin of hard albu- men next the inner surface of the shell, and the sugar or syrup closes all the pores, IN making cider, cleanliness is an in- dispensable requisite, as sweet cider is most sensitive to anything with.which it comes in contact, and will take on up- pleasant and ruinous flavor from musty or filthy barrels, or from apples that have been allowed to heat or mold by lying in bins or large piles, or by lying too long tinder the trees with grass grow- ing over them, or by being picked dirty with leaves or other litter, or by being scooped from a dirty wagon box; or, if the straw used in laying up tho cheese be musty or have any weeds in it, the cider will partake of the bad flavor. A half-dozen" stalks of ragweed will flavor the cider from ten bushels of apples. PERSONS who are unfortunate enough to live in clamp houses, particularly near undrained land, are apt to think that there is no help for them save in re- moval. Lar.d pays they tire mistaken. CULINARY GEMS. PLAIN PUDDING. Bread crumbs, put into a pie-dish, with alternate layers of stewed apples and a little sugar, when baked, make an GRANDPA'S rnck tor Orandpf s ite On tue U-.p, When) the Umr begin to thin, mil not stop. Graadpa klsaea; Holbe tjutstlcaf, So 'tis fcaadpa, why not put your wiuak ia juisr T" WINNOW1NGS. To say the good die young is a stand- ing invitation for a small boy to be. bad. 0. Picayune, TEE population of New York City's asylum for male insane is incrfiiuig at the rate o! one hundred a year. THE Pittsburg Board of Health an- nounces that the meats in a gallon o? oysters should weigh eight pounds and three-quarters. A TOtrsG morriedlady of Youngstown, 0., has been suddenly stricken with paralysis o! the tongue, and is unable to articulate a word. THE inmates of a tenement in New York, from which eight small-poi patients were taken the ether day, were nearly all cigar makers. A Y.OTOJ8 man rushed eagerly for a front seat in an Albany theatre gallery, excellent pudding, the juice of the ap- fell over the rail and was killed by the pies making the bread crumbs quite moist. POTATO SOODtES. Grate one dozen of boiled potatoes, add two eggs, a little salt, half a cupful of milk, enough flour to kaead stiff, then cut in small pieces, and roll long and round, one inch thick; fry ia plenty of lard to a nice brown. oxios SATCE. Boil some onions in milk, with pep- pes, salt, and nutmeg. "When quite done, pass them through a sieve. Put some butter and flour into a saucepan; when the butter is melted, and well mised with the flonr, put in the pulp of onions, and add either milk or eream, stirring the sauce on the fire, until it is of the desired consistency. HAM CAKES. A capital way of disposing of the re- mains of a ham, and making an excellent dish for breakfast, is: Take one and a half pounds of ham, fat and lean to- gether; put it into a mortar and pound it, or pass it through a sausage-machine. Soak a large slice of hi a half pint milk, and beat it and the ham together. Add an egg, beaten up. Put the whole into a mould, and bake a rich brown. EOG IiOAP. One pound of dough, two ounces of butter, two ounces of pounded sugar, two eggs. Beat all well together, in a basin, in the same wanner as eggs are beaten, only using the hand instead of the whisk; set iu a plain mould to rise for three-quarters of an hour, then bake in a quick oven. When cut it shoulo have the appearance of honey-comb. This is a very nice breakfast cake, anc will make delicious toast-when stale. SMOTHERED STEAK. Take one dozen large omous, boil them in very little water, until they are ten- der. One pound of steak, season i1 with pepper and salt, put it in a pan with some hot beef-drippings, and fry it till it is done. Take it out, put it on. dish, where it will keep hot. Then when the onions are soft, drain and mash them in the pan with the steak gravy and add pepper and salt to taste. Pu it on the fire, anil, as soon as it is hot pour it over the steak and serv e it. STEWED ISO OF LAMB. Choose a small leg of lamb, weighinf about four pounds, and put it into a kei tie which is just large enough for ii with two onions, a small carrot, an ounce of salt, a small teaspoonfnl o pepper, two cloves, a small bundle o sweet herbs, and a quart of stock. Cove the stewpan closely, and let it boil gent ly for two hours." It will be well to try the meat at the end of an hour and half, and if it is then tender to cease boiling, and let it stand on a cool part o the range until wanted. Strain th gravy, take off the fat, and reduce it tc a pint by boning without the lid of th stewpan, pour it over the meat an serve. Boil a quarter of a pound of Ita ian pastinc in a quart of water slight! salted, until tender. Most shapes tak about ten minutes. Take core when yo throw in the pastine, that the wate boils, and th-t it continues to do so dur- ing all the time of cooking, as this will fall. AMONG the members of the lower house of the Tennessee legislature are a white innn and a negro who held the relation of master and slave before the war. A DEIBOIX dentist has just extracted IB aching tooth of a black and tan and cut off some troublesonae eeth of a pet squirrel Nobody has yet rought him any old hens. AN Alabama paper says that wagon- making in the south is a lost art. So, s the old song says, down south they lave to ".wait for the it ,omes from the north. NEW HAMPSHIBS has a yonng lady in ;ood circumstances who, upon graduat- ng from school, thought that for a cose if emergency she should have a trade. She is learning to clean and repair watches. THE following honuleric hint is re- sorted as having come from President lincoln: I don't like to hear cut-aad- dried sermons. No, when I bear a man ireach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees." THEBS seems to be no eccupation BO dangerous as that of brakeman on freight ;rains, aad many insurance companies refuse to take the risk of insuring their ives. It is said that only twenty-five ?er cent, of freight brokemen die except ay accident. A TTHOEESAIE grocery firm at Erie, Pa., has steadily missed bank bills from its cash drawer. On Saturday workmen discovered a large mouse-aest made en- tirely of paper money, immediately back of the cash receptacle. Many of the notes were uninjured. MBS. HOOKEB, the wife of CoL Hooker, the new sergeant-at-anns of the house of representatives, will be one the handsomest ladies ia Washington this -winter. She is a tall, well propor- tioned, graceful bionde, and a half sister of the late Col. Jim Fist IT is stated as a fact by jailers that when husbands are incarcerated, no matter what their crime may have been, they are constantly visitedby their wives, while women wkp are under sentence are very rarely visited by their husbands. This sounds too bod, but perhaps it is not true. THE affectionate nature of a pair of geese was alluded to by an eloquent speaker at a dinner table, "I knew these interesting birda iu said he; they were model spectacles of connu- bial bliss; they were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in death they were scarcely to be divided, for I smashed the carving knife in the attempt." A TINSMITH in Memphis, Tean., has hoaxed half the city by means of a hid- den battery connected -with a clock ia his workshop. The clock was made to respond to questions by the ringing of the bell, and the credulous found the "answers" wonderfully correct. The tinsmith was so delighted by the success of his deception that he could not keep the knowledge of it io himself longer than four days. A COTTXTBVMJLS who had selected a seat at the theatre from which he could obtain a good view of the stage, was keep the pastine from sticking together. Put this by way of garnish round the dish on which you have placed the leg of lamb. John MoCullough's Little Admirer. Said McCullough: 1 see and recog- nize faces, and sometimes become so much interested in one face that I watch it and act to it through tho piny. Let me tell you an anecdote il'nstratiug this habit Once while Iwas acting Virginius in Chicago a little girl, whom I knew so well that she called me Uncle John, was in one of the proscenium boies. I love her dearly, and I watched her almost as great iron tower erected for centennia purposes in Philadelphia, known as th Sawyer observatory, has been succes fully accomplished. It was IfiO feet in height, 8 feet in diameter at the has and weighed 40 tons. By mean of pair of shears, formed of two massi timbers 90 feet long, fitted with a bloc and tackle, tho tower was swung fro the center and lowered to tho earth, where it will be separated into sections of 25 feet each for removal to Boston. The Sawyer observatory in Boston, to be erected on a convenient site at the Black Boy, will be 325 feet above the ground, and 345 feet above sen level, and will be 68 feet higher than the Bunker Hill moEnment. A flag-staff 30 feet high will surmount the structure. The ob- semtory recently takenvdown at Phila- delphia will be utilized in the construc- tion of the one to be erected in Boston. A BEviVATi of the ElizHbetiiiftn period ate the wired pnuiert seen on dresses, wired so M to make them staid cat. urtl] i tnrrled toward in facing Virginia for the lost time. Sud- denly I B.IW her shrink bftdz in terror, and'she followed my look toward the closely as she did me. You should have seem how her face lit up wnen I came on the stage, and how she beamed on me in the early part of the play, and how_hap- pv it made her to lic-ar me talking kindiy and lovingly to Virginia. It would h'ive done you good could you have seen her clasp "her hand's with joy v.heu I rushed upon the stage and clasped Virginia ia and states that experiments have shown mv arni9 jn9t iu time to lend her myself that it is possible to materially improve the atmosphere in such neighborhoods in a very simple the plant- ing of the laurel and thesunflower, Tho laurel gives off an alramlance of ozone, 'whilst the "soulful-eyed" sunflower is potent in destroying the malarial con- dition. These two, if planted on the most restricted scale in tho garden, close to the house, -will be found to speedily increase the dryness and salubrity of the atmosphere, and rheumatism, if it does not entirely become a memory of the past, will be'largely alleviated. AT a recent meeting of theElmirn, N. Farmers'Club, Mr. O. W. Hoffman, gave the facts attending the trial of per- ennial rye grass sowed last spring on good ground, no other crop being attempted. The seed came up well and the grass made fine growth until drouth set in, when the upper leaves turned yel- low and at last died. Drouth continued until fall was well advanced, and the rye grass held its own. When rains came new growths started quickly and vig- orously, giving the appearance of strength and tenacity, two qualities et- tremely desirable in grass designed for grazing. He could not say what prop- erties the rye gross had as pssttuw, for the trial had not been made by his cows but hs h'ad hopes that it would prove a valuable aceessiop to the list of forage pteita in use on his farm. 1 Ins Amerioaa Agriculturist knife. I paw her tenor becoming worse (ton and worse, and then I gave the fatal stab, and the curtain ML I saw her her head in her mother's lap. 1 feit ST alarmed for her that I went to the box door to rcnpsure her. On opening it I fonnd her still mdmfj her head. C-.lbng her softly by name. I whispered: Don't be alarmed; it's only fun. T only killed her in fun.' In a moment she was rnn- >'ing toward me and ciliraa out: Oh, Uurle John! w.s it only fua She threw her arras around ray neck and hissed me again and greatly discouraged when a young lady wearing a fashionable hat eat down in front of him. He bore the affliction in silence as long aa he could, and then, bending forward, said politely: Please, miss, would you be so kind as to lower your She lowered it amid the applause of the audience. CALIFOKSIA cowboys shoot at and hit pipes that strangers smoke. That, is the way in which they have a little fun. But a cowboy who tried it on a stranger, recently, wished he hadn't The stran- ger was from the Maine lumber regions, was athletic and walloped that cowbov till he couldn't stand. He Baid ne didn t mind a joke, but he'd be hanged if he- wanted his pipe broken just after he'd taken the trouble to fill it. THE reading of the President's meg- sage was one of the prettiest farces imaginable. When the clerk began evesv member was seated. At thf> end of about five minutes about otic-filth o{ the house was "gone out.'' At the end twelve minutes just ono-cni? of the seats were empty. At the end of twenty minutes the place looked very much bke a countrv a r.ur.y Sun- day. It'is safe to My that only tho scs- A MAN recently rna into a New IVr't tenoro-rat house "Which he snw ia and found a bundle of slraw ara rass ly- on the tuMo. Picking it up. If about to throw it oat of the tricae-.. when ft woninc come nnniag in nn pdjoiniflg room exclaimios. sto, HMD, tl'.at'fc ikf baby'.'' H Family Ties. I [From the OcvdraJ FuirrtaOer.J Departing piest to hotel proprietor, j Your porter is aa insolent j I'm sorry to say that you are rijrht." 1 "He is lazy ami impudent, and will j >-v drive away jour enstoa." J "Too true." j'" If I were YOU I'd have tacked aim stop, mom the thin-... he who bud starved to fki'h. not ham i? money cnnnch iu burial, hid hnVmisr -t hsstoui, CUE tW did not know. A KTOBT out long tsp." I've trial the natoc, hut not teen snecesgral, Hoismy SPAPERf ;