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f; r : r <r^:w%'.- •'' '-'• ' "'t-^, . ,.'• ' ~s' —i- OB my Ftoftke 'em ~*»8!<r fc coming nife for hold declare," •li n pout, ' tvear [ttl OUt. if of a mole. in three : little itookles, nn nppln of * ahdpencil nnd bmicnl il* nnd mivbe li SCiT .hips of toiii-pe, hntt n ia iholls, nnd pebbles and I Wfae odds and SDmi ceo for yourself 't if hole it a few little 10, if string*. •W) ip ftnd a ball, icb, iQtieit, that nlkc a suit of coma patent i pocket* mftflf wide nnd,, S and below and before nnl t mncli. ',SfiWed extra heavy nnd stron; rd *4ht 'bout a dozen or so, . All easy and quick to set at; Aid 1 should be perfectly hnpp; With a handy rig like Hint Vl it,i8 a matter of surprise fatoners raise so few chic 1 buy all the fresh when the table might half the expense. In 15 cents for beef, " for six cents apou ft reform at ho so nrnc'ii about th Labor is the gr that gives the bes penaes, but everj and where it was number of hour^ brings in the may en tail a Ic, rangernent, IjJ inandiiig atf/"' the properjl/'' necessary, spring, the .Jup.aiid 'bf> c , df tilUK TherMi „.-. -., «dtu»Hie«wt- -—V, Mrftdf example, hail W tf avidable by any hutnati sktll tr ' ' forth? most, part ed in Hie terms good and ing- Last yW almost' any t«fih grow , goodBfop of corn; this year it general* the |o<)tl farmer that dies it. Tak6 as another example of the diffe ence beween ff6od crops and poOfj the result of fcfe difference between good atki poor faring tne crop of winter wheat- Like con it was a-failufe in some sections thrcjgh caflfceS that no man could control, 'n man.rciSfes it was simply the result of culling and notdrillina- it in. If there a anytnittg settled in wheat growing iti) that winter wheat must be drilled in ot if a drill is not to be had. it must be ployed in. The same difference is seen in all\ifops, in meadows and pastures! in fflctlin the, entire management of the farm. \Vemerely point out these so many I matters now, Because every farmer who and then will open hin rjes ha* these object lessons f tor family use, before ham cveiy time he goes to toWn, :lirnished at one- and an inquiry into the causes of these of paying 12 to differences in trips will lead to much use- gr9w chickens I nil and valuable information, Itis, after fill, ty using .that we learn, and the open uye Vnerally is set in a full neud. There is ii, better time than now to see, and compare, reason out the causes of things am' store away the practical information thV, 8 obtained for futurs use. , ..-, AT.anNA.TOWA. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 15, law. I)ND READING SUGGESTED, Ihtl, ' in'i, , I know, 'ere is a call for complaining elsewhere. ««aaf.-— on ^he farm |a of tt IJ the exp depends on how led. It is not the hor performed that r misapplied labor in systematic ar- Prnlts Toi-the Table. All our cultivated fiuits are divide^J witk ft^ence to the produpt into two classes, Wre either "for njorket" or "for the^ the table. I'he fruits gassed for market are not always of high quality, size fftd n Q? pe " a ? co - i ^ elng f ' ho main requisite. " l bize in fruits is nearly always at: the expense of quality and flaw,:; $ht'small, raspberry is betto in flavor than wild every matter de >n receives its share at and with the least effort food,'v,$*,^ any n/e8 prime rules to be observed the M'chickens are:souncl and various asm/wrath, and cleanliness. Water in a-roiay foul should not be offered. Keep cm-owls separate, allowing to each bird i „„„,„,„ -,, , , „•,--— j, ditmh space as you .can spare; spread the ~™ 1 ?? naw ^ ld , "t™wberry will by far dis- Vr fT?i d 7li h 8hflrp sand >' gravel; and take f?™^ et ?, ubach that wi often measure It that they are not disturbed. In ad- H 0mt T?-°^ w ° 1andone - half in ches'indiam- '• '-' ' " - 1Iia| eter Originators work harder along the color me and for size in fruits than for quality and flavor. . i i... The readiness with which the Bell Cav' apple sells is proverbial, and nearly four-' ntths of the general run of customers will Aitioik-an Yottflis fffccions Tiitifi In Iteadhig Fiction. .....JtTshonid be Classified il efli«m Useful to Our hoys, * "t Ifltercsting Disquisition li ' 1l( 'fttty\Vi'lter8 otJuvi- e Literature. y. ^Pi-ing) l (Mass ) Republican. m* 7 ' 0 ' S letl M |im Eilgwood and \bbot, reined u most supreme over '', it was not a hard task rorpaivuiK to decide a bout their children's books' Hut now, w hen.not only excellent talent drvotes itself to writing for the young, but everybody who can write is eager in• trying lo win' money and fame, tn wt ' lt L V books, like Miss Al- •imtB:,iru called upon to t h.'ird question, What mid what not to allow our lived the toys' lives too. M'«sh interest, wris aroused some time a,ro by the stew- mentis in one of out popular magazines of 6f some of out distuingished men concern* ing theit early readings. There was a preponderance of solid matter. Tyndall tells us of his quite early lote for Emerson and Rnskin. Darwin states that the travels of Hntnboldt had a great influence upon his choosin ga scientific career. _ The task of awakening an interest in the better class of books is not always hard. There ate some works in every department that admirably serve as introductory. One day when J happened to bo reading the Odyssey, a troup of boys, aged from 8 to 14 came in with their young friend, and one of them, with a child's curiosity, asked what 1 was reading? As he expressed an interest in the subiect. I said I would read a littluif he would like. It happen* edtobe the part where tlysses meets with his adventurers among the Lestry* gones. The boys threw themselves down give hith fita cents apiece for ctao*, " 'Mow many '11 1 get you f" asked the "'•Oh, all you can,' t replied, feeling that all he could get would certainly be few I " 'All tight.' he said, and 1 went Up the lake a mile ot so With my five crabs to get some bass for my supper. 1 fished all the rest of the day and never got as milch as a bite. It was supper time When I pulled for home. " 'The next man that says crabs to me,' I said to myself,' 'it won't go well with. 1 "After supper I was sitting in my office feeling a little sore yet over my day s fishing, when a knock came to the door. 1 opened it. add there stood the small boy 1 had hired to gather crabs for me. I had forgotten all about him. "'Hullo, mister! 1 he said, 'I got some crabs I' . Crabs were the very last thing 1 was H i ai l ftn d won't — , bittett by graites. So, « flew {the New he to write cott's, pi decide that, shall we aliow, ihildren to rein!? The matter is more difficult as regards boys than girls. Mrs. Whitney and ». number of similar writers . the ® n . or . mo "?< Oreg: ? or'Sliaffer;t,he n w t,ion to their regular diet of good corn Me a cake of ground oats, of beans )»wn sugar, milk and mutton suet. Le J.cake ho-until itis stale, then crumble : and give each bird a gill measnrefu lorningund evening-. No entire grain 'houlcl be given to fowls during the time they are fattening; indeed, the secrec o success lies in supplying them with n-tri ouh rood without stint, and in such a form that then digestive mills shaH find no difficulty in grinding it. Knjoymeiit at Homo. Don't shut up your house, lesi (he should fade your carpets; and your h.-, lest a marry laugh should shake <l; some of the musty old cobwebs theiv -cs If you want to ruin your sons, let them think that a I mirlh amUsocial enjoyment n,,i,t ba.Jelt on the threshold without w,,™ tljey come home at night. When on.- - '•, home is regarded as only a place tt. '.^it. drink and sleep in, the work is begun : hat ends m reckless degradation. Y. ..,,,„' people must have fun and relaxation somewhere; if they don't have it at their . to the standard works. They will thank you in the end. In science, unless they , ,-,, -.--,— •,-.••--,— i have a natural taste in some direction, interest the avi>n\ge girl; nnd while the:r u, DV w in neec l hcl n at the start. Proctor's writings hn,yfc n«, spedal value except from K t ^ m . lps "Half Hours With the Stars," a moral point ot view, they can do no,' - ' - • -- ' harm;., Boys iu-e not apt to be so limitej n their taste. They like to make veri- ,ures in their associations. 1 saw a nice ray of 14 the_ other (lay rending V'Jack Brag," which heMind just begun. /"How do you think youWill like it?" L asked. ' 'Tip-top,' 'was th\ answer. As he happen- liked to have, iny good was tin ed_to be' a boy wh opinion , I said it wi to read and suggest' lad of 12 boasts Jules Verne's booj tal stimulati ly noticed Vqrne child walk past Jonathans and order or purcease abarre of hose "big, bright, ^looking red apples." The chief fault in this , ?1 at« ,ir c ew spect to the quality and comparative merits of fruits, and, second, because 'of an inherent desire that is in the race for bi tilings. Color and the sense of sioht D lav a most important part in the sale lad con sumption ot fruits, and the sight of rosy cheeed peaches, flame-colored apples nf pU ? i8 P* 88 ' the we " rou ot strawberries raspberrien . * j «^i* u 1.1 it y,i t HHI r own hearthstone it will be sought at other ana perhaps at; less profitable places Iherefpre let the fire burn brigbily at night; and make the homestead delightful •with those little arts that parents so perfectly understand. . Don't repress the buoyant spirit of your children; half an hour of merrimerts around the lamp and firelight of a home blots out many a care and annoyance during the doy, and the best safeguard thov can take with them into the world is the unseen influence of a bright little domestic circle. Put home first and foremost, for there will come a time when a home circle will be broken; when you will " Ion" tor the touch ot a vanished hand, and i'he sound of a voice that is still, "and when pleasure will be in re- .j you did all in your power Inr^nti 1 *°h B ulu)er eycry burden to. make each otrnr hnnny.—Albany Journal. , , , , —"•• -""*4\ J o, jnouueij jtfs am Mackbernes, tastefully displayed in the shop windows, bring water to the mouth as soou-if not sooner—than ' the savory nines of Shorthorn steak playin«- on th« oltacfory nerves of a hungry person froi ntol.Pi, window. The steak 1 satUfies, fin the^nne looking fruit, with large sii't tomer, that if that is the way' all'Vu'i'lV taste he will get along with as little an possible, use more pickled goods and vinegars tor appetizers and toning up the sys- Taking into account these facts—decen- hve color, size without quality, ignorance or the quality and comparative value of truitsas a food, together with tbe fact that so large a per cent, of fruits reach the consumer in a damagrd condition and have to be picked in a half-ripe state so they will handle safely and bear transportation—the fruit-eating public scarcely know what there is in eating treah, ripe fruit Here IB a wide field for home and local growers £,te£!«& n .P, e ,? ru ! t of We* " ot a fit book for him 'Tom Brown;' 1 for ed it. Another e has read 15 of his vacation. Men- tbis, I fancy, is scarce- the average parent. Jules and therefore the riot through his long m with works of fiction, condition of the volt's surfeit themselves up- f our prolific American iright young minds with ies. Most of them con:o write morally. But, lit do they give their They simply amuse. |iem some knowledge.of aids to a better claim, tangle his fiction from with cultivated taste iile book that he account of The Lessons of Tlie Year. • ti - -'- ---- *QV 'i*i-».*j.u XLO \J W lessons. One year emphasizes in ..... „„,. imprpsawe way the necessity of drainage another the necessity of cowerrin - a most hire. i necessity One year compels all his roughnes/* and to conduct his operations/ rather view to saving- labor " cowerring mois- , W '— J' , farmer to another with a •-'•- .-T. -—>-"«& i«wi/i ;y iciQa&feed. Tliprp are winters which preaATthl most eirVf ive sermons that set tlft%rmer to study- i v i|B,w energy theNnatterof water 1 here are years if «rhi"h almost 'one can farm and grow reasonably id crops, and there are others in whicK Tgood crop can be grown only with skill and pains. t The closing seaso.-Hs been one of this class, as-the past was b*.^-<4he very opposite. A close inspection *C> *^° ' '««,fields this season will teach some , c portant lessons to any but a blind «.«,« Ihere are large sections of the country in which the good farmer and the poor fared exactly a ike. Where there was no rain- tall, or where there were untimely frosts or where there were rust and blight conditions, the fields well farmed fared much the same as the illy cultivated. There are extreme conditions which no wisdom can xoresee and no skill avoid, very im- man packages ,„„ u(Je , i i.' YJ" control of any local or city market. More fruit should be grown ar' eaten of the class known as "for the table AH those who can should not only o-row tbe common fruits with high cultivation and secure flavor with size, but a short cut can be made and a few varieties of each class or fruits ot better and higher flavor can be tested or grown with oxtra care for home or table pse. Tne village garden, the suburban resident on commodious lot. or the farmers can develop their fruit gardens on this line and discard the consumption of unripe or unwholesome fruits. The size and sightoRruit should advertise it just as loudly as the fumes of the steak does the value of Short-horn cattle as a food, and the quality of the fruit and its condition tor the palate and stomach should only be properly shown by the size and color of the frint. Only such fruits should be planted and placed before the public in open market as will always make the consumer wnnt mare. But above all, the public should seek to inform itself more about harticu tural and venders of fruit to educate public taste. can be made a great delight, if a_ parent will take the pains to help the child find the constellations in the evening, one by After they are all located, almost em in. in variouus attitudes and listened tor over hankering after just then, but of course a an hour—in fact, until 1 was tired, raMier v - -' t-.~<.-.« than they. Cries of; "That's paimn. "We like that," greeted me, and not long after some of the older ones came to tell me they were now reading the Odyssey. HoniM or Walter Scott are about tbe best writers to introduce them to good poetry.' For history the Putnams have a capital series, "Tbe'Story of the Nations," which it seems to me utmost any Iv.iy would enjoy. In fiction, with ^ a few exceptions, let them keep as possible 4^ (Vio uf.anr1n.rrl nrnrlra. Tlif'V will thank in 1527. As 24 weight troy, the 6760 grains, of thi-ee-ouarWien The strict pound of 12 qunct. pet- nnly in weighing the precious mien with different subdivisions, for thef datiers and medicines dealt out by aj> caries. For heavy goods (avoirs mitioit a more liberal measure was given, lib, the baker's, dozen, and IB ounces was CalH od a pound. In the same way 28 pound* were called a quarter, ahd 112 pounds a hundred-weight, allowance being made for waste or wrappings. The_ increase o' the pennyweight to 24 grains iti l r raised the valrin of the ounce to 480 gr^ and accordingly the pound of cummer, _ containing 1ft ounces, was inised to 72 grains. As 260 grains of wine were icci oned equal to a cubic inch, the gallon, con taining 8 of these pounds, or 57,600 grains, had a capacity, of 230 4, or in evett numbers 231 cubic inches. This is the wine gallon now in Use in United States* The ale or bi-er gallon, of 282 cubic Cliches said •But can the finem tyinc has a re ile-ish anclchik row qve fa'.thers' ttteir sons/ people, and t we're" their c » age Around tF\ knowledge 7er bytheexciteme. navy adventures, muohinade personality n Beater upon the, coming i n ant of naturalness, re- all, that substantiali- ich alone any book ,,-AreaJly goodjuven- to grown person smile and sor- Fauntieroy"; to read again, with d delights of "Tom many books 1 young- iv them Jready forme J. can be won lialist's Voy- Darwin. The is dispersed extraordi- lides telling niches with :e is than with any work on astronomy will fiurnish por tions that can be understood and can be marked for that purpose. Prof. Langley's work on the sun would be read completely by a boy whose interest had been aroused in astronomy. So, in any science, with a rudimentary knowledge given, a taste can be established to lead up to a special knowledge oftentimes. Jn the domain of. art, a boy's interest is easily won, and with_ the lives of the masters presented in the attractive forms they now are, and found in almost every library, and with the doors of art museums open to all, there is everything at hand to furnish the parent with means to do work here for the greatest Value. While the boy is gaining a taste for what is refined and p-ire in art, he is certainly securing himself against a great deal in the future that might otherwise harm. A little system lies at the foundation • ot it all. And it does seem as if in the department of letters, a system is needed almost more than anywhere else. Americans are proverbial for the lack of it. In a late article on Marie Bashkirtseff, the Bdinhurg Review speaking of the popularity of her journal here, said that her miscellaneous literary acquirements were quite in keeping with those of the average American. A writer in the Ethical Revie a complains of our superficial know)edge. Yet he says that when an American decides to inform himself upon a subject, he does so thoroughly; no one, then, will be likely to know more than he. I heard a Boston physician, a young man who desired, to be a specialist, once explain why itis that Americans do not become the experts they might be, and like those known abroad. "Wehave to spend boo much time acquiring our bread and butter." But to such a Bostonia,n, getting bread and butter meant owning an establishment on Beacon street. Few Americans who . can make a fortune, practice such self-denial as Tyndall assures us he did. By speculation, which he began to indulge in, he might have become a millionaire. He put bargain was a bargain. " 'All right,' 1 said. 'Fetch "The small boy stepped aside, and immediately appeared agnin, accompanied by another small boy. Each boy lugged in a big tobacco pail. Each pail was tilled with crabs. " 'Great heavens! 1 exclaimed. How many have you got?' 4 _ " 'There's two thousan mister, the small boy I had bargained with, we'd V got a lot more if the pails had been bigger.' "Two thousand crabs! If. you 11 take the trouble to figure on thrtt you II find that at five cents apiece 2,000 cmbs will come to just an oven $100, and that was the price per crab 1 hatf bound myself to pay. While these boys had nerve I ve an idea that their ideas of financiering were crude, for after some exceedingly anxious and apprehensive argument with them I induced them to compromise on a basis ot labor by the day, and even then they made so good a thing out o£ me that the next man who mentions crabs to me will stanc an excellent chance of having the price of that day's labor taken out of his hide, i returned those crabs to Keuka outlet and any one who wants to may go there and catch them—if he can." was originally a measure containing , 8 pounds of Wheat at 204 grains to the cubic inch. The name avoirdupois was transferred at a very early dote from the heavy goods, which is indicated, to the system by which they wore weighed. It. occurs first in the statute of of 1335 and 1353. _ The early pound of 16 ounces of 450 grains each — 6750 grains— wn« raised by law, as has been shown, to 7200 grains, malting 16 of the old ounces. In practice, however, the pound seems to have fallen below this standard to about 7000 grains, and this weight was finally declared to be a pound avoirdupois, the avoirdupois ounce, or sixteenth of the pound, being thus reduced to 437J£ grains.— From "The Metric System, "by H. W. Richardson, in Harper's Magn/ino. sAI/VATOR IIOMIN UM. The Tntprcstlng Belle ofa St. LouU tivdy ContiUiiinsr aBescrlptlon of Christ. There is in possession of Mrs. M. S. Fife, a long resident of St. Lorn, formerly of Harrodsburg, Ky., a very old family relic, brought over from England by an ancestor of her mother's side, Conlonel Robert Davis, in the early colonial times, when Virginia was settled by the English. It is a inscription of the personal appearance of our Savior, and is the ond from which the most of: the copies in the city were taken. It was printed on satin, once white, now yellow and discolored with rise and falling to pieces in some places. The glass over it, unfortunately broken some weeks ago, notwithstanding the care taken to preserve it, showed the early time in which it was made, as also does the primitive wooden frame, stained black; the string by which- it has hung for many years, on so many walls, and in so many places, is still in the ring on the top of the frame, Although too weak now to bear its weight. All attest the antiquity of the relic. The following is tbe inscription: "A descriptson of the person of Jesus Christ as it was found in the ancient A UEVOIjUTIONAnV A S«<itloii of Hie Grout Putnam Clinln by AVlilcli Hie Hudson Klver AVng lllocked to bo Seen at tlbliy Prison. ; One of the most interesting relics, a<t ' the Libby Prison War Museum, and one that attracts more than ordinary attention, is a section of the great iron chain stretched across the Hudson river, at the narrows between West Point and Fort Constitution, by General Israel Putnam in 1776, during the revolutionary war, to prevent; the British vessels from passing up the river. This section consists of eighteen links and forms one of the special exhibits. The links are made of iron bars 2>£ inches square, and average in lenghth a little more than two feet and weigh aowt 150 pounds each. The chain was stretched across the manuscript of sent by Pnblius Lutulus, the Ju.'ea, to the senate of fore- that as a Iks as fast tted to a \de of the Our " •" 'C4KVI] remedy a Jitei saaijs'a-^ i sot ot bodks »« n i2 e Phav.'J scholai-s of whereas upon which are Teachers , On tho other hand, there are exceedingly impressive object lessons in almost every township and on almost every farm where there has been total failure of crops l!\ any njftj miles the traveler can see corn nelds, on apparently the same kind of Japd, one yielding fifty to sixty bushels to th? acre and others from thirty to twenty Soinetwnes they will be in such close prox- imjty-as, tor instance, on opposite sides ot a road or of a partition fence-as to pieclude the possibility of any great difference in the quality of the soil or the Character ot the season . The difference is wholly in the farming, this is by no means Women Who Poel Youue. There s a sister I often meet in mv travels. She is the good sister who "feels lust as young as ever she was." She's kittenish thing, yet she'd be a little story ts he would be now toT v«ry 5 ing a dime novel, a ,SJ?>'iatV9 1° . ""***" •'•^•Vti. y, fffftnL , 1»M VTi? MVV* *' allurement by, preferring the quiet walks of scientific investigation, with a gain of his manliness, and an uncomputed gain of the world. The prospeet of making some show of this half knowledge, but of certainly being a peer in the world of wealth, thi-i Is preferable to the American, and hence we have to look elsewhere for the great lights of science. > An offset to this would be the creating with the young such a love for the solitudes of life, it shall prove, when they are men, a stronger force than the attractions that lie with the abundance of. material possessions. A real love of knowledge, of inquiry, does become a power of choice at last. When one who has such love reaches the point where to acquire wealth he must sacrifice the education he yearns for, the wealth will go, as in Tyndall's ^case. and the complete man will be seen in its stead, a satisfaction to himself, and a guiding- light to many who come after, _ It might be said in closing that this is one of the absolute wants in America. Deep knowledge leads to truth, establishes sincrity of character. And it is that that is wanted in all departments of national affairs. A BAKGAIN IX CRABS. President Rome. "There lives at this time in Judea a iinm of singular character, whot,« name is .lesus Christ. The barbarians .esteem him a prophet, but his followers adore him as the immediate offspring of tbe immortal God. He is endowed with such unparalleled virtue as to call back the dead from their graves, and to heal every kind of disease with a word or a touch. His person is tall and elegantly shaped. His aspect amiable and reverened. His hair flows in those beautiful, shades which no united colors can match, falling into graceful curls belovr his ears, ai^veeably couching ou his shoulders and pwVmg on the crown of his head Jjko the -bcRd-3ress of the sect of the 'Nazarltes. Fis forii- la'an^loZdrtliW^^r ^1 They like to dress w^l "•' ^er>".?»' .^Y, 1 well prepared table.' ~ ' to the new arid are rather proud •uniri,.; i i i ""T—r"^-i—""""'n i read. Let even their\~fimlf al ' 0 9 13 8ht\ih'e laltiifftowi •y old girl, how she does love to climb touched in " ' "" ^ Dse "*' ---' l ' — ~ at the picnic! Weighs two J is a fair | How Dr. TompUins, of 1'enn Van, Made » Good Thing: in Bliss Bait. New York Sun. 'I like to do a little black bass fishing I now and then," said Dr. Tompkins, of a more into the swin hundred and creak Ifc j s so every with a special lesson of this year. y e W. f t _ stands this year witu more startling distinctness. It is emphatically the good tamers that have the good crops .this year. Good fanning means more than P/owwg, sowing and- harvesting. It means • first and foremost, keeping the land in the oest possible condition of fertility A great many farmers excuse , you to dinner for a week. even theirl sense ^ gUt »h.< this matter wf bpoka pnc V r had just come li. three thick- miiot one of Scott, "bn answered wit she -sn t. Has I fact was, his parents hsj h „ ., betwPW mm»i F 1 ,^. 1 nowhere show !l ll »firh»ii,in Where WQI ^«i bl . B - Pussy wants a corner" and "Hunt the shpper." Loves to "teeter." With There is a current 0] for something nio |thatiff ss. an eighteen-foot board you have to pull all but about thirty inches over to your side ot the trestle to nmke it balance. When the board is balanced right in the middle, alirt noii 4imm ^i-..-.. ...1 l_ ___ . -«.„.' t , ,, :~ •> -"••(? »«v«* o DlblO | the air as though they had jars No one thinks a. boy dude because he always looks | ed; nor is u boy laughed at foy ness, at least by sensible people word he uses is not=laiig. why the best taste in tooks should not ' ot tears auvu w ^tl'oug diiins^ v*t excuse hai She—"U . That ^t/wuen <)»<> Pcnn Yan, "but J am not one of those en- Ithusiastic people who can't get along vilhout it. The other day, though, a i-iend of mine came in with a fine catch If bass, and the sight of them rather put lie in the humor of going out and getting [lot myself. , , .„ „, , "'What did you catch 'em with? 1 iked my friend. 1 'Crabs,'he said. •We call crawfish crabs in l j enn Yan. ' , heard that crabs were good bait for bass, and thinking that I might get fun out of them as well as anybody went over to Lake Keuka outlet to head is smooth and iai-ge, his cheeks without spot snve that of a lovely red; his nose and mouth are of an exquisite symmetry; bin beard is thick and suitable to the hair of his head reaching below his chin and parted in the middle like a fork; his eyes an: bright, clear and serene; h" rebukes with majesty, coum-els wilhmildn'ss and invit'es with the most tender and pnrsuas- ive language. His whole address, whether in words or deed, being elegant, grave and strictly characteristic of so exalted a being. No man has ever seen him laugh, but the whole world behold him weep frequently, and so persuasive are his tears that the 'multitude cannot withhold their tears from joining in sympathy vith him. He is very molest, temperate and wise. In short, whatever this phenomenon may turn out in the end, he seems at present a man of excellent beauty and divine perfections every way surpassing the children of men." History of Knjjliali Weights and Measures The jewellers of the Middle Ages used in their delicate scales the hard brown seeds of the Moorish Carub-tree (Ceratonia siliqua), and the weight of diamonds is still reckoned by carats, each carat being equal to 8 1-6 grains troy. The earliest attempt to regulate British weights and measures appears to have been suggested by this example. In 1266 it was declared by statute that "an English penny, called a sterling, round and without any clipping, shall weigh 82 ;w* Ba t corns in the -ence do make an ound; and 'one ome for bait. k for three off the Usual! °f take a run with certo.ii) books, lika on to | or Kingston's, as they do with ^ 1 banged around in ..„ hours, turning up id slopping about in the water 1 and succeeded in capturing five to myself, 'that isn't a - \ a day s |ron't have >iicp bass, ' i T . • —'-V ??* v w*4 CfiitC been in corn, or corn and 9, yv corn, oats and wheat, a number of years iH succession. This is not good far- dragged her their old-time prejudice in tavor of younger girls. They help hor daughters up. ""daughter •-- if • an never mistakes mother mountain. Apt to luncheon-time —elderly—that will prefer something solid. „„,„ boys, and we can't expect them to beat once. In fact, we don't want tliein be." So they are left to cram them; with the miscellaneous literature' they lose their boyishness, and b the models of the Sunday-school But some of us know very well too, midst of the ear; and ( ounce, and 112 ouno ,. 8 pounds do make a gallon ot wine, and 8 gallons of wine do make a London bushel which is an eighth part of a quarter." We have here the bansis of the British system of reckoning as it survives to-day—the grain! pennyweight, ounce, pound, gal* Ion, bushel and ton, and; 240^lyer^p^npe equal to a pouud fcterUng. gallon is still used for bow „,„,„ measure; and fce todiwonaJl je tweenth^pona^P 3 ** 1 -- - 11 ' forth in.%oMja that ; '->Mf* . ,-MiV^ ' n.Vrt «J! I river at its narrowest point between the rocks, just below the old steamboat landing. It was hitched to huge blocks on each shore and was buoyed up on very largs logs about 16 feet long and pointed at the ends to lessen the opposition to the force of the current. The logs were placed at _&, " short distence from each other, tbe chain carried over them and made fast by staples to each log. There were also a number of anchors dropped at proper distances, with ( cables made fast to the chain to give it a greater stability. This chain was en- tirelv hanclforged, and is four times a>• "V large as any chain manufactured today." It was made at an iron works a few miles from where the chain was .used. The whole of the chain, with the exception of this section and another small one >n the . Brooklyn Navy Yard, is still buried in the mud at the bottom of the Hudson river. The chain was originally 1,600 feet long. _ST| TH'K DEAD MAN ROSE,. A Slnffuli" 1 Scene in tlipOmce'bf a Colorado' Coronev; ' A friend of John Bergan, .who; recently fell dead near Twenty-first and •Larimer streets, had a thrilling experience in Coroner Walley's olh'cn which may turn hi» , hair gray, says the Denver News. Bergan was to Le buried and had to be laid o^fc prepai-atory to being dressed in his burial robes. , He was covered with a white sheet, Early in the evening Bob Roberts, one of the coroner's assistants, who had been working hard all day, lay down on a long bench near the corpse, and, drawing a sheet over him to prevent the flies from bothering him, went to sleep. The dead and sleeping men were in the above positions when one of Bergan's friends came to pay the last tributes to his friend. The fellow was a little the worse for several gdbd-sized glasses of whisky .-.nd on entering the morgue ant-'! to see the remains of his friend, T\^ men employed there were busy tit thfe time, pointing over to the bench where two forms were lying uaid, "There he is." Tlie visitor went over to the bench where Roberts was sleeping and giving him a hearty slap on the stomach said: r- "Poor Jack! it was only the day befor/ yesterday I was after asking him to have a drink wid me.' 1 The blow awoke Roberts and he hastily sat upright. The'man's bail- stood on end as he was faced by his supposed dead friend, and with a howl of terror which stopped the clock IIP rushed through tho building and down Fourteenth street at a gait which would beat the best profession al sprinter in the country, He gave a yoll every few jumps and tk 1-ist seen of him he -was nearly to_ tr* I PJatte River and was still going. Friends were trying to find him, and it is presumed he will be heard from after he jvusre, covers from his fright. , with t Roberts indignantly wanted tp^fyy to J" why he was thus rudely disturbed, di every one was so convulsed with Ir.ugr. that they could not answer him. is Jv.vt con- he 1', Jovdee'B AeciiBor In thfi Oct. 6.— -A new trja} in, the case of , One pf the reasoB| the plaintiff

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