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. To Spring.
' O thou with dewr lock, who looksst down
Through the clear windows of the morning,
Thine angel eyes upon our wee tern isle.
Which in fall choir hail thy approach, Q
Spring !
The hill tell each other, and the listening
Valleys her ; all our longing eyes are turned
Up to thy bright pavilions ; issue forth
And let thy holy feet visit oar clime.
Come o'er the eutern hills, and let our winds
Kins thy perfumed garments ; let us taste
Thy morn and evening breath ; scatter thy
Upon our lovesick laud that mourns for thee.
Oh, dec her forth with thy fair fingers ; pour
Thy soft kiwsea on her brow ; and put
Thy golden crown, upon her languished head.
whone modest trerses were bound up for
thee." '
Well, look here, then, 111 show ye,"
said he. Play you's the fox ; and play
'twas night, and you was , prowling
around the fields. Go off now out there
by that stomp."
When I was a boy I lived in one of
thoHe rustic neighborhoods on the out
skirts of the great "Maine woods."
Foxes were plenty, for about all those
Biuiny pioneer clearings birch-partridges
breed by thousands, as also field-mice
and squirrels, making plenty of game
for Reynard.
There were red foxes, "crossgrays,"
and " silver-grays ;" even black foxes
were reported. These animals were the
posts of the farmyards, and made havoc
with the geese, cats, turkey?, and chick
ens. In the fall of the tear, particular-
iy aner me irosts, ine ciearincr.3 were
overrun by them night and morning
..Their sharp, cur-like barks used often
to roxiso U3, and of a dark evening
would hear them out in the fields,
"mousing" around the stone heaps,
making a queer, squeaking sound like a
mouse, to call the real mice out of their
grass nests inside the stone heaps. This,
indeed, is a favorite trick of Reynard.
At tup, time of my story, my friend Tom
Edwards (ten years of age) and myself
wore in the turkey business, equal part
ners. Wo owned a flock of thirty-one
turkeys. These roosted by night in
large butternut treo in front of Tom's
house in the very top of it, and by
day they wandered about the edges of
the clearings iu quest of beech nuts,
which were very plenty that fall.
All went well till the last week in Oc
tober, when, on taking the census one
morning, a turkey was found to be miss
ing ; the thirty-one had become thirty
sinco nightfall the previous evening. It
was the first one we had lost. r
Wo proceedod to look for traces. Out
suspicions werQ divided, Tom thought
It was "theTworably boys," nefarious in particular. I thought it might
have been an owl. But under the tree,
in the soft dirt, where the potatoes had
recently been dug, we found ox-tracks,
and two or three ominous little wads of
feathers, with one long tail feather adrift.
Thereupon we concluded that the Turkey
had accidentally fallen down out of the
butternut had a fit, perhaps and that
its flattering had attracted the atten-
.tion of some passing fox, which had,
lortnwith, taken it in charge. ! it. was,
as we regarded it, one of those unfortunate
occurrences which no care on our part
could have well foreseen, and a casualty
such as urkey-raisera are unavoidably
heirs to, and we bore our loss with
resignation. Y o were glad to remem- j
ber that Jurkeys did not often fall off
their roosts.
This theory received something "of a
check when our flock counted only
twenty-nine the next morning. There
were more fox tracks, and a great many
more feathers under the tree. This put
a now and altogether ugly aspect on the
matter. No algebra was needed to
figure the outcomo of the turkey busi
ness at this rate, together with our pro
spective profits, in the light of this new
fact. It was clear that something must
be done, and at once, top, Or ruin would
swallow up the poultry firm.
Rightly or wrongly, we attributed the
mischief to a certain "silver-gray" fox
that had several times been4 seen in the
neighborhood that autumn.
It would take far too much space to
relate in detail the plans we laid and
put in execution to catch that fox dur
ing the next two weeks. I recollect that
we set three traps for him to ne purpose,
and that we borrowed a foxhound to
hunt him witn, but merely succeeded in
running him to his burrow iu a neighbor
ing rocky hillside, whence we found it
quite impossible to dislodge the wily
fellow. ,
Meanwhile the fox (or foxes) v had
succeeded; in getting two more of the
turkeys: ,
Heroes, it is said, are born of great
rises. This dilemma of ours developed
Tom's genius.
I'll have that fox," he said, when
the traps failed; and when the hound
proved of no avail, he still said: "I'll
have him yet"
"But how!" I asked. Tom said he
jould show me. He brought a two
bushel basket and went out into the
fields. .Iu the stone heaps, and beside
.the old lpgs and stumps, there were
dozens of deserted mouse-nsts, each a
wad of fine dry grass as large as a quart
box. These he gathered up, and filled
the basket. -"
There," said he, triumphantly,
don't them smell mousey!"
They did, certainly ; they savored as
strongly of mice as Tom's question of
bad grammar.
" And don't foxes catch mice !" de
manded Tom, confidently.
" Yes but I don't see how that's
. ffohCfc catch the fox," I said,
WS m -m i ' .
x ou oi wonuer ana curiosity, l re
tired to the stump. Tom. meantime.
turned out the mass of nests, and with
it completely covered himself. The pile
now resembled an enormous mouse-
nest, or rather a small hay-cock. Pretty
soon I heard a low, high-keyed, squeak-
ing noise, accompanied by a slight rus
tle inside the nest. Evidently there
were mice in it ; and, feeling my char
acter assf ox at stake, I at once trotted
forward, then crept up, and, as the rus
tling and squeaking continued, made i
pounce into the grass as I had heard it
said foxes did when mousing. Instantly
two spry brown hands from out the nest
clutched me with a most vengeful grip.
As a fox, I struggled tremendously. But
Tom overcame me forthwith, choked me
nearly black in the face,; then, in dumb
show, knocked my head with a stone.
"D'ye see, now !" he demanded.
I saw.
"But a fox would bite you," I ob
jected. ,
4 Let him bite, " saidTom. 4 IU resk
him when once I get these-! two bread
hooks on him. Ana ne can t smell me
through the mouse-nests, either."
That night: we set ourselves to put
the stratagem in operation. With, the
dusk we stole out into, the field where
the stone heap3 were, and where we had
oftenest heard foxes bark. Selecting a
nook in the edge of a clump of raspberry
briars which grew about a great pine
stump, Tom lay down, and I covered
him up completely with the contents of
the big basket. He then practiced
squeaking and rustling several times to
be sure that all was in good trim. His
squeaks were perfect successes made
by sticking the air sharply betwixt his
" Now be off," said Tom, " and don't
come poking round, nor get in sight, till
you hear me holler."
Thus exhorted, I went into the barn
and established myself at a crack on the
back side, which looked out upon the
field where Tom was ambushed.
Tom, meanwhile, as he afterward told
me, waited till it had grown dark, then
began squeaking and rustling at inter
vals, to draw the attention of the fox
when first he should come out into the
clearing, for foxes have ears so won
derfully acute, that they are able to hear
a mouse saueak twenty rods away, it is
An hour passed. Tom must have
grown pretty tired of squeaking. It was
a moonless evening, though not very
dark. I could see objects at a little dis
tance through the crack, but could not
see so far as the Stump. It got rather
dull, watching there; and being amidst
nice cozy straw,' I presently went to
sleep, quite unintentionally. I must
have slept some time, though it seemed
to me but a very few minutes.
The Mind Member of Parliament.
A writer says: The visitor to the
House of Commons, waiting at the door
of the stranger's cralhrv and watching
the members of Parliament as ther file
in by the main entrance, will no doubt
have his eye particularly arrested by a
tall, fair-haiied young man, evidently
blind, led up to the door by a youthful
petite lady, with sparkling eyes and
blooming cheeks. She will reluctantly
leave him at the door. The British
Constitution would be quite upset were
a woman to invade the floor of the House
of Commons after the chaplain's incanta
tion had been heard, even so far as to
conduct her blind husband to his seat,
so She has to consign him to a youth
who stands waiting to lead the blind
member to his place. As she turns
away many a friendly face will smile, and
many a pleasant word attend her as she
trips lightly up the stairway leading to
the ladies cage near the roof of the
house. The whisper passes around:
" One day, perhaps not far off, she will
take her seat beside her husband, and
remain there." .And certain it is that
when ladies have the suffrage the j-first
female member of Parliament will be
the lady of whom I write Mrs. Fawcett.'
Not one-half of the members of that
body are so competent to think deeply
and speak finely on matters of public
policy, while not the daintiest live doll
moving about London drawing-rooms
surpasses her in the care of her house
hold, her husband, and her child. The
two whom I have mentioned are as well
known figures as any who approach the
sacred precinct of the Legislature. The
policemen, bow as they pass; the crowd
in- the lobby make a Path: the door-
keeper, Mr. White the most amiable
Cerberus who ever guarded an entrance
utters his friendly welcome.
The strangers ask who is that, and a
dozen bystanders respond, j" Professor
Fawcett." No one can look upon him
but he will see on his face the characters
of courage, frankness, and intelligence.
He is six feet two inches in height, very
blind, his light hair and complexion and
his smooth beardless face erivirar him
something of the air of a boy. His fea
tures are at once strongly marked and
regular;. He narrowly escaped being
handsome, and his expression is very
winning. His countenance is habitually
serene, and no cloud or frown ever passes
over it. His smile is gentle and winning.
It is probable that no blind man has
ever before been able to enter upon so
important a political career as Professor
Fawcett, who, under forty years of age,
is the mo3t influential of the indepen
dent Liberals in Parliament. From the
moment that he took his seat in that
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ooay no nas oeen aDie ana tins is un
usual to command the close attention
of the House. He has a clear, fine voice,
speaks with the utmost fluency, has hone
of the university intonation, and none of
the hesitation or uneasy attitudes of the
n ktu in rrO-Y at last.
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" irild Jfrm" in the Woods of
California Found to Be the Au
thor of the " Wagside Xurder"
in Ulster County, X. Y.
J. N. Masten, of Wurtsboro, N. T ,
has received a letter from a relative inl
San Francii co, CaL, formerly a resident of
Ulster county, N. Y., giving the particu
lars of the killing of a desperado in that
State, known as the "Wild Man of
Colusa," who proves to be Jeremiah
average Parliamentary speaker. He
What woke me was a -noise a sharp, scorns all subterfuges, speaks honestly
suppressed yelp. It took me a moment
to understand where I was, and why I
was there. A sound of scuffling and
tumbling on the ground at some distance
assisted my wandering wits, and I rushed
out of the barn and ran toward the field.
As I ran, two or three duhVwhacks came
to my ear.
" Got him. Tom ?" I shouted, rush
ing up.
Tom was holding and squeezing one
of his hands with the other and shaking
it violently. He said not a word, and
left me to poke about and stumble on
the limp warm carcass of a large fox that
lay near.
" Bite ye ?" I exclaimed, after satisfy
ing myself that the fox was dead.
" Some," said Tom; and that was all I
could get from him that night.
We took the fox to the house and
lighted a candle. It was the " silver
gray." Tom washed his bite in cold water and
went to bed. Next morning he was in
a sorry and a very sore plight. His left
hand was bitten through the palm, and
badlv swollen. There was also a deep
bite in the fleshy part of his right arm,
just below the elbow, several minor nips
in his left leg above the knee, and a rag
ged 4 4 grab " ia the chin. These' numer
ous bites, however,-were followed by no
serious ill effects.
The next day, Tom told me that the
fox had suddenly plunged into the
grass, that he had caught hold of one of
its hind legs, and that they had rolled
over and over in the grass together. He
owned to me that when the fox bit him
on the chin, he let go of the brute, and
would have given up the fight, but that
the fox had then actually attacked him.
"Upon that," said Tom, " I just deter
mined to have it out with him."
Considering the fact that a fox is a
very active, sharp-biting animal, amd
that this was an unusually large male, I
have always thought Tom got off very
welL I do not think that he ever cared
to make a fox-trap of himself again, how
ever. We sold the fox skin in the village and
received thirteen dollars for it, whereas
a common red fox akin is worth no more
than three dollars. '
How, or by what wiles that fox got the
turKeys out ci the high butternut, is a
secret one that perished with him. It
would seem that he must either have
climbed the tree, or else have practiced
sorcery to make the turkey come down.
his whole mind, and comes to the point,
At times he is eloquent, and he is al-
ways interesting. He is known to be a !
man of convictions. The usual English j
political theory that you need not prove
a thing right in principle if you can
show that it, for the time, works without
disaster is one which Professor Fawcett
ignores. He defends the right against
the wrong, with little respect to conse
quences. He, Sir Charles Dilke, P. A.
Taylor, and Auberon Herbert are inti
mate friends, and are looked upon as
the four irrecdncilables of the House of
Smith, the perpetrator of what is known
as the " wayi ide murder," near Homo-
wac, Ulster county, in the fall of 1868.
Smith murdered his wife and child in the
road, near his residence, by pounding
them to death with a stone. He then
fled, and a large reward was offered for
his capture. At least twelve men answer
ing his description were arrested in dif
ferent parts "of the country, but none of
them proved to be he. He was traced
by detectives as far as Utah, and there
all trace of him was lost.
About three or four years ago there
appeared in the sage brush in Cola coun
ty, California, a strange human being.
He was dressed in the skins of animals,
and was always armed. His hair and
beard were of extraordinary length. He
haunted small settlements, and when
there were no men around made raids on
the houses, securing whatever plunder
was to be had. He came to be the ter
ror of the county, and narrowly escaped
with his life several times when surprised
by men who were hunting him. A few
weeks since he made one of his visits to
a house where the inmates refused to
comply with his demands, and the door
was barred against him. He emptied
the contents of three revolvers in the
house, seriously wounding a woman, and
then retreated to the swamp. The next
day a party'went put to capture him and
succeeded in doing so. He was lodged
in the county jail. ' ;"
The particulars of this affair were seen
by Mr. Masten in a copy of the San
Francisco- Chronicle. The description
of the wild man answered that of Smith
so nearly, including a linger missing
from one of his hands, that he wrote to
his relative, inclosing a photograph of
the murderer. When the letter was re
ceived in San Francisco the party to
whom it was addressed proceeded to
Colo county, and found that the wild
man had escaped from jail. He showed
the letter and photograph to several
men, who declared at once that there
was a great resemblance between the
picture and the wild man. A search was
at once lnsututea for the escapea pris
oner. Several men, among them Mr.
Masten's relative, followed him for d j
through the thickets, and finally camo
up with him. He at once showed fight,
and commenced firing at the party. The
fire was returned, and the man fell. Mr.
Townsend, the former Ulster county
man, went up to him and recognized
him, and was recognized in return.
Smith died in a few hours. He had
eluded justice for nearly seven years.
Hum the Old Letter:
The fact that in almost every case the
ends of old letters are used in evidence.
induces an exchange to say: There is no
higher appeal to honor than that which
a confidential letter implies. The winged
word may be lost forever, but the writ
ten word remains. It is the most un
questioning love which puts itself at the
mercy of a correspondent, which writes
what it would hardly whisper, and takes
its chances of being advertised and
trumpeted to the four corners of the
earth. Dees not such tender frankness
demand even a nervous care and caution
upon the other side ! A blow for a kiss
is baa enough, ingratitude is the op
probrium of our nature. But what blow
can be bitterer to a sensitive woman than
to find confidence misplaced, trust disre
garded, and the sanctum lanctorum of
her soul thrown wide open for the curi
JTrlMST f Burned Jtoueu.
II will be remembered thai a
weeks ago northern express car
burned neir Washington. The govern
ment alone had $5,750,000 in it, and the
private property amounted to nearly half
as much, including jewelry enough to
fill seven safes.
Up in one of the sunny, well-lighted
rooms of the United States Treasury de
partment at Washington, four ladies
from the Treasurer's office are at work on
these' charred treasures, and their pro-
flhmt Thrro Women Said.
The other day, ia the cars, I at l
hind three women for an hour or two.
They were all friendly to each other,
and they didn't taind my presence.
"Did yon hear about Sarah Lamb !"
asked one.
Ooodnea! No!" answered the
"Well, Sarah's got her psy. I tell
you ! continued the first. " You know
she was a whole year trying to catch
that red-headed widower. WelL she
cess is one of the most interesting fea- finally married; and what do you think !
turesof the service. Ail the safes were They say that he swears at her c
transferred from the cars to the Trea- tually uses oaths whn things go
sury, and a committee were selected from wrong; "keeps her from going to
those most expert at such work. First j church ; is set against company, and
the private safes were opened, and in won't kt her use above two eggs, in
these were found about 8100,000 worth
of diamonds, a 'hundred watches, old
gold and silver coins, and alas ! for the
exclaimed the otli
treasure i Such mockery of good faith
is intolerable between man and man it
tragedy pure and simple when it
ous to stare at its hoarded and hallowed course of true love a package of love
letters and a tress of pretty brown hair.
Picking out the valuables was compara
tively easy work, for though many of
the stones had fallen from their settings
it was not hard to find them. The gold
was blackened.
The money in the government safes is
so charred that at a breath it crumbles;
poisons the peace of woman. Did she
write this loving sentence for the whole
world to read ! Did she spread out all
the tenderness of her soul upon the blis- '
tered page, that coarse jesters might
translate it into their own foul dialects, i ftn1 Jek ik expected that four-fifths of
it will be deciphered, .bach little shriv
elled piece is detached with a thin knife
and laid on rough blotting paper. There
the ladies examine it with magnifying
and construe it according to the un
cle uilineas of their own besotted natures!
Yes ! it is certainly better to burn let- j
tors of affection than to hoard them in
this most uncertain world. Burn, if you
would not have the deepest secrets of
your soul made the sport of attorneys !
Burn, if you would not have your friend
pained by even an accidental disclosure
of kinkness ! Burn, if you would have
your costliest secrets continue un di
vulged ! Burn for your own sake and
for the sake of others I Give trembling
hopes and gentle assurances, the first
faltering promise, the last welcome av
severation, the golden and silver sen
tences, the record of dreams and of
doubts, the hues traced when all was be
nighted give the sweet and bitter, and
the bitter-sweet, earnestness and play
fulness, deep appeal and trivial jest all
to the friendly fire I
sweetoke I"
' Mon-ster-ous !'
There was a moment of silence, and
then one of the trio spoke up:
" Did you know that Mrs. Lancer had
a new empress cloth drees I' .
" You don't say l" exclaimed the
, 44 Yes, I do I know it for a fact, for
she wore it past our house the other
day. That dress never cost less than
seven dollars the bare cloth and then
there's the making and trimmings
thrown in 1 Just think of a woman in
her circumstances going to such an ex
pense ! Why, if I hadn't seen it ith
believe it V
" And the worst of it is, she seems to
glasses, and after deciphering as much as ! m7 owa T 1 co4
possible they paste it, face up, on a strip " '" exclaimed the
thin rwr- nrnl ur hit Ivr bit. a vholft I " And the WOrtt of it XS, she
note is pieced out. It is such trying ex- Hold her head so high!" continued the
rri for the ptm that those eneed in first. "Ie heard that her grandfather
had to go to the poor-house when ho
ercise for the eyes that those engaged in
it can work only three hours at a time
and on bright days. The trust reposed
in them is great, for the money is deliv
ered directly to them, and remittances
made on their reports without further
questioning. After the terrible fire of
October. 1871. Chicago sent two hun
dred and three cases of burnt money, ag
gregating, at owners' valuation, 81G4,
997.98. It came in sheets, in bundles,
in tiny packages, rumpled and crushed
as careless hands had pushed them into
I side pockets or purses. ; Each little par
la ...
eel was swathed in cotton as carefully as leu yon izxie
is jewelry, and 4
broke his leg, and yet she holds her head
up with the beet of us! Of course, I
don't want to back-bite any one it
isn't my nature to talk behind people's
backs but I will say that I shouldn't
wonder if such . extravagance brought
that family to want for bread before
spring comes!"
Nothing was said for the next five
minutes; and then one of .the two ex
claimed: "Land sake ! but I'd almost forgotten
Thorburn has a new
The Centennial.
The New York Herald takes the fol
lowing view of the Centennial question :
The address of General Goshorn to
Governor Tilden, calling the attention of
the Governor to the coming Centennial
celebration in Philadelphia, is a docn
ment of interest and importance. We
are glad to know that the Governor has
A Tender Legislator.
An incorruptible legislator is a being
tcbe tenderly regarded and mentioned
with awe. There are not so many of
them in these days that even one should
be permitted to waste his sweetness un
remarked. We are I accordingly enrap
tured to present to public admiration a
Missouri gentleman whose constituents
lately summoned him to his home on a
certain Saturday evening. The incor
ruptible sniffed gold-headed canes and
ice-pitchers in the ambient air. With
out one poor minute's hesitation he
plunged into the telegraph office and
sent the message that he'd rather not
come, because, as he observed, I un
derstand that it is the intention to make
me a present of something appreciative.
I am," he continued gently, "and al
ways have been, opposed to public dis
plays to officials in the way of presents,
addresses, etc" And then he burst into
this noble and lofty expression, worthy
alike of the man and the statesman : "If
you have concluded to do anything of
the kind, give it to my wife."
expressed a deep interest in this celebra
tion. He sees, what many of our best
citizens have failed to 'see, that eveD in
its most selfish aspect, apart from any
national value, New York will make ten
dollars through the Centennial for every
one that is made in Philadelphia. In
other words, the Centennial exhibition
is practically held in New York, and our
State should promptly take an active
part in the movement. Pennsylvania
has done nobly her share. New Jersey
has followed. Why should New York
be laggard in a good work in which the
! fame of the State is not alone concerned,
but the interests of her citizens ! We
trust the Governor will promptly con
sider the appeal of General Goshorn,
and that our Legislature will make a
response worthy of the enterprise and
generosity of New York.
27te Civil Righto Bill.
When the House got through
the Civil Rights bill, says the New York
limes, there was not very much left of
it. The amendment offered by Mr. Kel
logg, of Connecticut, and accepted by a
very large vote, striking' out all that re
lated to schools, took from the bill its
most important feature. By the bill as
it passed the House, all persons within
the jurisdiction of the United States are
entitled to the equal enjoyment " of
' the accommodations, advantages, facili
ties, and privileges of inns, public con
veyances on land or water, theaters and I
other places of irablic amusement." The
bill provides for its own enforcement,
first, by means of suits by persons
wronged against persons guilty of the
wrong for damages to the amount of five
hundred dollars for each offense; and
second, by a criminal suit for a penalty
of from five hundred dollars to one
thousand dollars, or for imprisonment
from thirty days to a year. The suscess
f id employment of either one of these
bars the other. . Jurisdiction in cases
arising under the act is given exclusively
to the Federal courts; Federal commis
sioners are required to institute proceed
ings against all who violate the act, and
district-attorneys are directed to prose
cute such proceedings under a penalty
of from five hundred dollars to five thou
sand dollars, or a forfeiture of five hun
dred dollars to the party aggrieved. The
fourth section of the bill prohibits ex
clusion from jury duty on account of
color, and makes any officer charged with
getting a jury violating this section
liable to a fine of not more than five
thousand dollars.
' if it were the most precious
as the black, brittle packages were un
i rolled, it seemed really impossible that
Yet out of thst $1M,997.98, $120,511.33
was redeemed and returned to the own
ers or banks. Boston profited by Chi
cago's experience, and packed her burnt
I "What! Another I"
"Yes, another; she wore it to church
last Sunday ! Think of that a girl hav
ing three hats in one year I"
"Shameful!" they cried in chorus.
I don't know what the world is com
ing to " continued the flrsL "When I
money so carefully that nearly all of it i a girl one hat had to last me acven
years, wnue now gu. wmn -
two a year if not three. I tfll you,
when I. sat in church last Sunday and
saw Lizzie come shying in with that new
hat (must have cost three dollars at th
least) I felt queer. The fate of the sin
ful people of Sodom and Gomorrah came
to my mind in a second; and I shouldn't
have been surprised if Lizzie had bo?u
stricken then right down !
They pondered over it for two or
three minutes, and then one of them re
plied: 44 So Mary Jane Doolitlle is deed,
44 Yes, poor thing," was the r-ply ;
44 dead and buiied a week ago. Hannah
at the funeral, and she ssys thst
was redeemed. Eighty-three cases, con
taining $88,812.90, came from Boston,
and $88,290.80 were returned to her, be
side a number of policies, notes, bills
and other valuable papers. The most
skillful person on this committee is a
lady who has had much experience in
such work. Once she deciphered $185,-
000 out of $200,000 that had been in the
hold ef a burned ship for three years,
and Adams Express Company,' which
was responsible for the amount, gave her
I $500 in acknowledgment of her services.
Another tune she and her associates
worked faithfully and long over some
bonds a crazy cashier saw fit to throw
into the fire. The bank asked for only
$100,000, but the ladies picked out
$145,000; whereupon the directors, with
reckless extravagance presented the
committee with $20 about four dollars
apiece !
A Xew firm:
After General Sherman made his
march to the sea, ssys a Savannah (Ga.)
paper, all in the wide track of waste and
desolation that he made with the tramp
of his footmen and the iron feet of .his
cavalry there sprang up a new and un
known grass from the soil, which the
School Farming..
Dr. Horace P. Wakefield, principal of
the Massachusetts State Primary School
at Monson, in an address said that farm
: n ti, t; mm
the net profits being about $2,600. His
family consisted of 500 children, and he
had forty cows, mostly Ayrshires, to
feed them. They used nearly all the
milk at the school, with three barrels of
flour, five or six bushels of meaL and ia
their season, a cart-load of cabbage,
daily. It was a bad policy to sell hay
and starve cattle. He found, seven years
ago, when he took charge, 1,300 gallons
of milk were produced, which has now
increased to 21,000. He had endeavored
to get a thorough breed of Ayrshire
cows, and would rather have them weigh
800 than 1,200 pounds. He detailed his
method of feeding, recommending mixed
food of bran and water twice a day, hay.
Doolittle never shed a tear nevkr even
blew his nose."
44 He didn't!"
" No, he didn't. Hannah watched him
all through, and she says he has a hrart
like a stone. If he should be arrested as
her murderer I shouldn't be the bust
bit surprise. Poor woman ! I met her
only last August, and I could see that
she was killing herself. I didn t ask her
right out about it, but I could under
stand that Doolittle was a cold-hearted
wretch. He didn't have much to say,
but just one remark he made convinced
me of his cold-hesrtednews. He aazed
for soap to wash himself , and when she
handed him a piece he looked at it,
sneered like, and ssys he:
" 44 4 Mary Jane, you musn't buy any
more yaller soap l"
44 Did he say that "
44 He certainly did. IU go before any
court in the land and swear to it !"
I had to get off the train then, and
missed further conversation.
Modern statesmen Men who promise
I more than they perform;
Ladg " and Gentleman."
A writer says: 44 Lady " and its corre
sponding 44 gentleman " may, because of
this adjective force which adheres in
them, appropriately be used as predi
cates, provided they stand alone. But
for the same reason it is utterly inappro
priate to use them as predicates or in any i
other form with an adjective attached.
The rule is not optional, but one which
good sense and cultivated usage have
combined to fix with iron strictness.
farmers called 44 Sherman clover." It i
would grow up in the most unexpected I rooU etc K Ten tils tion, and warm
places, and it is said would root out Dam11- ue M7
Bermuda grass; and, as a strange
similarity, we now hear that after the
Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71, in many
districts of France a new vegetation
sprang up, evidently the result of the
invasion. It was believed that this
vegetation would become acclimatized.
but very few of the species introduced
from June 10th
to the 15th, harvesting 220 tons. Hay
at Monson requires more makisg than in
Vermont, being near the sea-shore. The
School Farm comprises 230 acres, of
which one hundred were pasture and
forty woodland. Fifteen are dressed
from the water-closets and laundry. The
soil is some thirty inches deep, twelve of
in this way appear likely to continue to loam, eight yellow subsoil, and
there is a hard-pan of blue gravel that
iiiiui lui. - - - va m r -u i m
and Loir-et-Cher, of one hundred and
sixty -three German species, at least one
half have already disappeared, and the
surviving species diminish in vigor each
The highest breeding,' we know, tends
The Tribunal de Justice at Mons, in i always to approach the utmost simplicity
Belgium, was lately the scene of an ) both in manner and in language, and ' year. Scarcely five or six species appear
affair which, though ending in no alarm- prefers such wholesome, downright I to manifest any tendency to become ac
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terms as man, woman, gixi, hi any anecieu
substitute. Severe as it may seem, any
violation of ' the rule we have hinted at
casts a shade of suspicion on the' educa
tion and antecedents of the culprit.
When our neighbor at the hotel table
describes a guest opposite as a 44 very
ing results, was sumcienfi to render it
uncomfortable for the judge and others
present, A bankrupt was being ex
amined as to the genuineness of his
statement of account?, and the 44 Pro -
climatized. Can any of our natural i8ts
account for it f
will not leach through. If you plow and
plant deep, the roots get down to the
bottom. A top-dressing of gypsum, one
hundred pounds to the acre,- he had
found meat profitable. The pastures
now carry nearly double as much feed as
six years ago.
Clxxzxs. Some people imagine that j Capt.
cureur du Boi " hinted that he had made
away with some of his property. This
so enraged the individual that he imme
diately drew a revolver from his pocket
and took aim at the 44 Procurer," who
made a hasty flight, and. then at the
judge, who followed the example of the
"Prccureur." In half a minute the
whole court was cleared; the bankrupt
followed the example of the others, and
has not been hesfd of since,.
intelligent gentleman "or 44 a charming
young lady " he does no more, it is true,
than is common enough among number
less worthy and amiable people; but he
is wrong for all that. The taste of a
sensitive hearer easily takes offense at
such slight matter, and the sin against
style is apt to create a prejudice in re
gard to mora essential things
Mark Twain is exceedingly smart. We
knew h'm when he was grinding plati
tudes for the Virginia Enterprise, that
paper says, and he -was a notoriously
lazy grinder. He would sit at his edi
torial table for hours, drumming on a
cracked guitar, while the compositors
were waiting for copy, and when re
minded of his duty by the foreman
would say : 44 This working between
meals is killing me I" And he
healthiest man ia ths Territory,
aii a
Selden, of the United States
revenue steamer Gallatin, saw a signal of
distress flying on the Duxbury Pier
light-house, and, on approaching as near
as the ice would allow, learned thai the
inmates had had no communicatioa with
the outside world for forty-nine dys,
that their fuel and water were exhausted,
and that they had been on an allowance
of half a pint of water a day. After two
hours' vigorous cutting through the ice,
the GaCatin's crew reached the light,
and fsrsiui raUaf.
Wheat a m Feed for An Immlm.
On an extensive farm in England the
horses were fed all through the year's
plowing on boiled wheat and cut straw,
as their sole feed. The farmer report
that his horses were never stronger to
labor or looked better. Another farmer
fed his store pigs with diseased petatur s,
boiled and mashed, to which had been
added equal parts of red wheat and tale
barley, ground into meaL He reports :
44 Never do I remember to have had pig
get on better. I have, also, thirty pork
ers doiag well on the same food. They
are not only growing, but fattening
rapidly." It is proper just here to re
mark, thai wheat abounds particularly
with gluten, or muscle-making matttr.
TTrw it is evIleni to restore strength.
and good for all working animals.
Haaxt to Pxjus. Ths New York
Time ays thai last year it declined to
publish the Beecher-TUton matter and
people took the papers thai did. Now
it is publishing it and its subscribers are
indignant about it. It thinks the
great public is hard to ple&sa.
A t Palenno, Italy, recently, a father and
son were engaged in building a scaffhld
on which a murderer was to be executed,
when they quarrtled, and the son sUb
bed ths facr to dsaih.

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