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,,, TttE WPER PES M01NE8. ALGOKA. tOWA. WEPNBSDAY. ,890. FARM Ifr fceaeh growing is a constantly €feas!nglndustry in Connecticut. The manure of cows is better tha that of horses for general cron uui poses. ' ^ A German agricultural pawor ad rORfttes cutting straw for bedding i itables, The egg production of America is m ,4 t ,, in money value to the entire pro auction of iron, The price of good cattle has steadily incfcased.aml there isproypect of profi In cattle raising. Parchment paper is not only cheaper but in all respects superior to Cloth fot wrappages of butler. First-class dairy cows are hot fot sale, as a rule, and those who Want the best milkers must raise them. It costs no more for transportation to inarket of line gill-edged butter than the poor stuff that brings next to uoth- O* Breeding ewes should not be allowed to get poor in any season iu flock* whoro mutton Is the chief basis o) pro/it. Tho outlook for European crop is not good, and it is certain thoro will oe a fair demand for American pro ducts. L In establishing a dairv school Wisconsin has set an example that other Status In the dairy belt would do well to follow. The silo when filled Is said to 'bo fireproof, i'he barn may burn down, but the silo will bo but little scorched on the outside. Turpentine added to tobacco dococ tion. in the proportion of a tablespoon fill to a pint, makes au excellent remed for scab in sheep, "Education," says tho Indiana Fanner, "i,s Joariiiti think." That's tho .... farmer's boy should got. i J oA» < i Pa; !' t1 ? 1 of Wlll ' 8llw . Ky., gathered 200 bushels of Slmrploss & Crescent straw-berries from an acre of irrouud and sold them at an average of' $3 per bushels. o v i «i The Iowa Homestead believes that better to have miitft/n and Mm oft to sell than to have to bnv the meal. Some farmers thlnfe it doesn't tony, to pits(nre sheep oh good, smooth land which they can mow; but the better the land the more pasture it will afford, which will make the lambs all tho fatter and the carcass all the heavie/r; and the sooner the lambs get their growt tho sweeter and tenderer their meat, Mr. Galen Wilson says: "The ma nure and labor spread over a hundrei acres will return more profit if confiner to fifty. If most farmers would sel half their land and judiciously fnves the proceeds to further tho cultivatioi of the other half by zealously scraping up and applyiug every particle o manure, liquid and solid, by purcbas ing blooded stock atld tak'ing bettor care of it, and by economfziugat every point, the aggregate increased proli't would bo ertormousv By stricteeonomy s not meant less outlay on the farm. Jilt more, for economy often requires iberal expenditure to make the farm AN tufe M55N. Sfrinll fcnclUli »t "The following extract from aft essal *' r rhft Mnnn 1 * iiffnt'ilu in <l A fh. i,,l,. *r vine tw6 of the wags of liia hienfrertienibeffed that it was his itji variable habit iipon returning home to doff his roundabout vest and clerical in 'e of to observe am education every u goklun opportunity is offered to youn.. men Talk to the men to win fame, and as much woaltii as is good for thorn, iu the line of breeders of improved stock. Koop milking quarters clean and free from strong odors. Milk is a v'erv .ready absorbent and will take on the taste and smell of the barnyard by re- ninming a few minutes in a foul stable. A golden ball of butter, finely flavored, with an odor suggesting of gra~sy nioadovvs and cooling streams, season' ed with just enough salt for the palate, Is a food lit for men or gods. r i',,ii, about oloo as a substitute! "Bali! Tho dairyman who sticks t u „„,.. business through good and ill report, whether prices are high or low, is tin' man who will win success in tho end- providing, of course, ho knows how to make an article that will sell on it« merits. Thoro are thousands of people in the larger cities who will pay remunerative prices for an extra good quality of butter put up in an attractive form'. I he good butter-makers and their liberal customers should manage in some way to got together. _ flhoose-making is ono of tho growiuo- industries of Ontario. The 'worn" men!, has encouraged it by aidmo- tho dairy associations by printing tho?r reports and by instruction given at the Model 1'arm and at farmers' institutes UK- choose of that province is now taking high rank in English market. Thoro are eighteen establishments In the lown of Hammoiiiown, N. J (several of which are run bv women)' whoro the raising of chickens for broil, ers is reduced to a science, and made prohtablo. Tho chicks are hutched artilicially, ami raised under brooders ami finished oil' for market at tho a^e Of ton wuoks. ° 1 he poultry editor of the Homestead ays: "The poultry writers of to-day ire too 'scinntitie/ This science has od to th(jorixing. Tho theories have (lied the chicks and lowered the >rolits. We are not opposed to science i tho hands of (hose who know how o use it, but a -little learning is a What tho poultry roller vania \n practical pouliry knowledge. .0 wants the teachings to come direct rom the working poultry writer, on try 'authorities' generallv keep no poultry. Tho practical man writes his articles in among tho hens. Ho ex porinieiits on his theories. Give the farmer common sense kuowlcdi'n and he will work on it, but dosu him with 'scientific theories' and ho will become suspicious." HE WAS ONLY A LITTLE CHAP, The Conductor T«lln How Hn Ciuno to He So 8»rt-Uenrtud, "I know," said the conductor, as he finished counting up and lighted a cigar, "that most people consider us a Imrd-ht'arted lot, but we've got to bo, or at loasc appear to bo. A railroad company has little to do with sonti- montand a groat deal to do with' business. I can't afford to let people life, aays'jbonrf- rido at my expense, and so what am I to do?" No remedy being suggested he smoked away in silence for two or thre minutes, and then continued: "I didn't use to have so much heat- about it, only excusing mysolf on the plea of duty; but ono night about threi years ago something happened whic.l ms kept my heart pretty soft evei since. It was on the run out of Buffalo uid when I came lo take up the faros I came across a woman and child; She vns pale-faced ami poorly clad and she lad a world of trouble in her face, saw that in a general wav, bu£ it was lot my business to pity. her. The child vith her, a boy of 7 or 8, was lvi«f nick on the seat, with her old shawl for a. pillow. She offered mo one full- faro ticket to a point about fortv miles below, but I demanded one for the boy. "•Please, sir,' she said, 'we are very poor, and he's only a little' chap and' I m^taking him homo to die.' ' : "That was no excuse, and I plainly told her that she must pay for him or ho'd havo to get off. I thought she on "The Moon Its title, some most of sublunary home »nd»'j Magttxinc. "To look at the white m'oo.B shihi threw your winder" at night, sitflng on the edge of the bod and lisunin' to "nut father and mother's kniVes anil forks rattlin on their plates, while thuv arc getting their niced suppers, i's the prittist site you ever seed. When it« liver and htmvetis there a having you" can smell Stall the w«v Up-sttiirs. I» looks very brlte itnd nearly all white. Once when they was having fried lis and potaters I crop out of my Imd-rool to thu top of tho stairs all in' tho."dnr.k just so as In have a better liss'eU and nearer smell. 1.forgot whether (her Was a moon that, Might. 1 don't thfni as there was, cos I gut to Mm lopof'ih stares afore I knew "I w.-i.i (hero and tumbled right down id ih<< botiom o thu stares, n bursiintr <IJHMI Hn; door « :he bottom and rnliinir "into the mon icarly as far as the siipiu'i' table. My athor thole of giving mo tin., stick for t, but ho let my niothiM- give mo )it of fish on sonic broad, and lold me o skittle off to bed again.' Iain sure here was no moon, else J should have eed thoro wasn't a 'top starts when )iit my foot out slovv; I O nlv skrntted ny left eye and em 1 a bit with that last ' at llio bottom, witch was a hard ne. Stares are steeper than girls think pochily where the corner is. "Boys who say as tho man in tho moon was sent there for pickiu' up sticks on tho Sunday are simpiutuu.M, aud don't know nothing..'about tlu> moon what it's ;iikc. Ymi .should not call them names, but.just ltd I them that what they think is the 'man's eyas and ' nose and mouth Is only valleys and! holes witch you can't say now'as tho! Bible didn't tell you of it. Then if' the* say to you as the moon is not all of them thousands o'f miles "off, else how could the cow jump over it, do not call theso poor,-bovs names, elso yon would be a coward; but just tell them uiceill^,and.•>«!)tl.y at vou never flid beleave. about that there "cow. Tell coat, put on an old smoking jacket and ericase his feet in a pair of morocco slippers, which latter alwftvs occupied the same position on his beclroom floor preparatory lo his coming. Accordingly they firmly nailed these slippers to tM floor, and awaited results in the [ next room. I Presently the dominie returned. They heard him moving about? thev heard the thud of his shoes as they Were taken off and thrown down and then all was silence. They peeked cautiously in. and there beheld the young 1 clergyman standing in his slippers, his face white as a sheet, abd a look of horror upon it, his eyes stai> ing straight ahead. The sight was too much for them, but they managed to suppress their laughter and ask in a » of """izHdient what the matter was "Matter," be gasped, "there is mat! ter enough, boys, I'm paralyzed, and can't move hand or foot. For mercy's sake, help me," Mount Adams' ice Cates. was trying to beat his way. butln that I was mistaken. It was" a dark and rainy night, and she'd novel- ready to leave the train at have got tho next „..„ uvw stop if she'd had money to pay .for the l)oy. I felt a bit ashamed when "1 saw Governor Hoard, of Wisconsin, says the wheat yield in his county lias risen from a product of eight bushels to eighteen per aero sinco dairvlng has boon adopted by farmers for enriching tlio soil, Iho next step, ho adds is to'proilnco dairy products dumper lo srtst moro milk and butler without increasing tlio number of cows or cost of Keeping them. Now York gives $10,000 a your to Nippon-agricultural institute work and an equal amount for llio experiment station. Wisconsin leads all the Stales iinibei-al maintenance of farmers' j n - £12,000 for that purpose. Inasmuch as tanners pay a bulk of tho laxos it Ls proper they should share to somo extent tho benefits of the public treasury, Farmers arc not unlike other people, and are quite as much in need of a lil- tlo change and rest now and then as Ihu merchant or the professional man whose duties conlino him to city life. J-he chief use of a vacation is to'widoii tjio horizon of our views, broader ideas of life, and insighi into llio her making ready, and it hurt ma to see her lean over him and both cry together, but ono of our mon had been discharged only the wook before for overlooking a one-legged soldier who only wanted a lift for ton miles." "And no one offered to pay the boy's fare?" , J "For a wonder, no. There was n ful crowd in the car but all seemed to ook upon tho pair with suspicion •-'- - ••" • viii.. i\j \w\/11* J.ITI1 them as not even race-horses could do jt. and only liai.igils and" they will he leave yo.u, and thank.you for niakin.» them wiser,pvcry day. If these sim" pletnns say to you as they do not bo- loave that th* moon is round, cose what about its getting smiilli.«r and smaller and shapin' itself diffVivuu. just tell thorn as.it is all a'loiigof spiiinin' round like, that's all, and, they will bt'loave you, and say thank you'for all that vou have told them. VEvery thing about tlio moon is true, so mind.and.stick to iu witcli you will be rewarded, for, and not to btj"fritt;nod of lying down oil yoiir dualh bud." '','" 'IN FAVOR OF CANNIBALS. A £l v -a in .Palliation of the Prnotloe ol . ; JSittiiig Himvin Floih. The word .cannibal is associated ir, our minds Witlr scenes of the most debased savagery that the imao-ination can picture; of men in habits and appearance a. little lower than tho brute;; of orgies the result of tlio most Jhe man did actually, such is the force of imagination, believe ho was paralyzed for a moment or two, but he finally set 'em up, in a manner appropriate to his calling, by buying cigars for the crowd.— Brooklyn Life. ALLEGED FACTS ABOUT FLIES. How They Walk nh the Cfllllnff—The Mnby Ply Myth, "The popular notion that house flies walk on tho ceiling by the help of the suckers on their feet is a mistaken one, said a man of science to a Wash- ugtou Star reporter, "Nnfwithstand- rig the testimony on this point of many old and respected authors the fact is that tho fly has no suckers on his feet at all, but each of those six members ends in a pair of little cushions and a pmr of hooks. The cushions are covered with ever so many knobbed hairs, which are kepf moist by an exuding fluid. Thus a fly is able to walk on a smooth wall or ceilincr O r window pane, and apparently defy tho law of gravitation bv the adherin"- power ot the moist hairy pads. You degrading religious superstition. It is iiotj,.iitu\l one has lived on terms of friendship with cannibals, savs Jilitok- wpocl's Magazine, that one realizes that the practice is aot 'incompatible with an iqielhgonee and moral qualities which command respect. Ami after Ul.jf one can for a moment lay aside he-instinctive horror which tiio idea calls up and dispassionately consider ll« r\ <> t 11 t«n »\ f »..«..: 1. . i; will understand tho theory of it if you 'will touch the moistened 'end of your forefinger to the window glass or any smooth surface and observe the perceptible adhesion. For walkino- on rough surfaces the flv's foot cushions are of no use; but the insect is provided with the twelve strong hooks mentioned to do Us rough travel with, clinging bv them to any such surface as a whitewashed wall or cloth. "Another prevalent fallacv is that th« smaller flies seen in houses are i young ones. As is the case with all I insects, the fly's growth is accomplished in the larva state; it ends with the issuing from the pupa and the expansion of the wings. Individual "flies differ in size or maturity, just as is the case with man and other animals JJ-vi-ry house fly that you see was onco a crawling maggot. Tho eggs laid by tho female fly are usually deposited in warm manure or iu decomposing vo"-e- tation. Each stable in summer "that 0 is not kept remarkably clean isahatchiuo- and propagating place for flies. With" in twenty-four hours after the po-.r. s !ire laid they are hatched out into footless maggots, which inhabit the tilth are horn in for a week and Away np 4.000 feet abore theColUfa-' bia fiver", at the base of Mount Adams, whose symmetrical, cone-like peak is) cotered with perpetual snow, lies a beautiful little lake surrounded Ly broad meadows and fed by a stroarn of purest water, taking its' rise in the sHow fields ten or twelve miles away. The eaves are within a few miles of Trout lake, for so this mountain gem, like hundreds of others in this wonderful country of lake.", is called, for tli6 reason that troiit-h'lled basins are so Commo^that the discoverer, averse to tafcing Ins brain for an original name, has seen fit to dttb his find With hU first thought, As yet only s'* largd caves have been discovered", but aa the whole country gives forth a hollow, reverberating sound to the heel tap of the hybnailed mountain shoe of the fisitor, it is highly probable there are many more, One of these ice caves, the largest one. is used by the farmers as a cold storage warehouse for butter and milk, and certainly answers the purpose admirably. The entrance is like into a cistern, and the adventurer lowers himself into the chilly atmosphere by means of a rope. The interior of the cave is composed of one large apartment about eighty feet square. The cave is walled with ice around, above and below; with huge icicles of stalactite and stalagmite formation, obstructing a complete view, ns well as forming obstacles to exploration, but affording tho most gorgeous pictures in the light of a flaming pitch torch. The effect is simply indescribable, but at tho same timo most fascinating, especially when seen on a hot August day. The huge pendants of pure, translucent ice reflect and scintillate the ruddy glow of the torch in a bewildering maze of color and a thousand rays of light. The air is clear, dry cold, even on the hottest day. Ihere is no dampness or moisture; the ice is not melting, but is hard and cold and dry, as in midwinter, A few moments in the cave and ono's very blood is chilled, a fact which is as yet, no doubt, the cause of a thorough exploration of the cave never having been made. There are, perhaps, other and adjoining caverns, which very probably open out from the main apartment and form an Icelandic labyrinth. For birtftie* men a ..took 6X0h*J« will be operated, the quotation*i Win, posted from th«> tickers etefy minutes, on the vibration ajrsti leadinff papers of all coantfiM .. -- ,- g reprinted each morning by the electrH* Vspaeions conservatory, eoiUainiBjJ: the choicest flower* of tilK climates, will afford an agreeable lonngitisf pmBe",. and IwHiijiiels will be provided gratis* As at Monaco and Monte Carlo, a stilt* r.f apartments will be laid out for play* to be kept open all night—nsumptuoUl I siippef with the costliest wines fW& English tailors and shoemakers will be in "attendance, and clothes will M made add finished during the prtssag*. The millinery department will con* tain the French fashions of the preview* daj-, and costumes will be confeetdned while the ship is en route aud delivered complete on arrival at dock. Acconi* inodation will be furnished for 10.000 passengers. CATHERINE'S WRATHFUL CRUELTY, How a Cznrlnn Punished I'rltie« Vefltslk for it Smite. cannibalism our repu»-- seems J 0 .« logicalfv . a o hated 10 put them off, and I was hoping 1 u liulo curious. '''"' wm ''' '- ""- the woman would make ono peal am' when m ado nature of nance to it grounded. _ : It is true that it must g-Merallv entail murder, but that is certainly not tho reason for our loathiu<>- of it " It is something deeper than this, and tho Hwti.notion we draw between the flesh of men and of animals is at first. si"ht . ~ , . , U ' 1 | J curious. One can imagine the more ap- [ inhabitants of another planet whoso could do . . ••--- •- «i," lumu ,i|j- i <u".»iuii.nuta ui unuuiei niauet whoso ml give me a show to back water, physical necessities did not fore'c thoin Xlv 11 ?,/ 11 ", 1 ^?'^ r'' 8h ° f" WU fl °"'{- to take lifo inordor o , .?' .'£. " .B?. 1 : ,° 11 :..,-f 10 . leil . st I "'o-rogard h,g us with much tho same with much the "s-irne as to help her with the Imv. kind of ubhon- ollco v th which we I picked him up aud started to follow look on cannibals. 'her out, but I had scarcely taken notice of his white face and tear-wet chocks when ho uttered a shriek of fear slraightyiied out in my arms, and next instant I knew I hold a corpse. Yes, sir, tho lifo wont out of him iu that cry' and tho mother turned oil mo with a look I can never forgot ami orjoil: '"Ho'sdoad! He's dead. Aud havo killed him!' you to give us give us an ways in which other people live, whoso circumstaiu'es are ainonmt from our own. The American Shorthorn Breeders' Association by resolution nuihuriwd tlio boerotnry to arrange with the man- ago rs of btato fairs for the payment ,,f premiums for the production of milk and butler from pure-bred shorthorn cows. ,.n condition that actual tests shall bo made on tho fair ..-rounds' J-liuois Iowa .Nebraska, Kansas, ami other Sates, havo accepted the offer and will arrange for tho contest. Governor Hoard,in a recent address said tho farmer should soil skill, and not the products of crude thought -md crude effort. If ho does not soil skill ho sells to kill. In Wisconsin we pro- c}uce about 50,000,000 pounds of buttm- 1.0.000.000 pounds sold last year as near an can be estimated, for an aver- n£? of ' lll ."«t 23 "out.-! a pound; 40,000,WO sold for an average of about 13 cents a pound. Do yon know of any earthly power but tho farmer himself that can change tin's poor 13-ccnt butter to 28-eont butler? A correspondent of tlio Rural New Yorker says: ••! think that most fann- ers slipuld h uvo at least ono breediu» uj»re aud » few snoop, {find it Pt ^ "I don't Jiko to think ot u," whisper- cd the conducior after a long siloneo. "J had my month's wages in mv pocket, anil I gave her every dollar o'f it and tho passengers raised as much moro and when 1 loft her with her dead at tho next station I had done ovemhin" I possibly could, but that didn't clear me l had been too harsh and cold. Mio had told mo tho truth and I had doubted her. She had asked for mercy am I had ordered her out into tho night and storm with a dying boy in nor care. She has never forgiven ' 310 and never will, and try as hard as / may I can novor forgive myself." Successful Exporlinonts in Eleoti-o- IMuiiujj. One day, about three years ao-o, a silver-plater namod Downing took a fresh egg, and, after proper propara- ' lion, threw it into tho silver bath and ! turned on tho battery. Tho result was ! what appeared to be a delicate work of I art—a suver osrg.wliioh.ijudor a strong j -• -1 the minute pores c>f j me shell. Ihoeggwas exhibited for I over a year, and not ono person in a ' would believe that it was any- >- silvoT-smith's art. '^soUl'iTa- discus" sion, w.uch ran high one day Mr Downing siiixol a sharp, heavy 'knife,' cut the silver egg in twain, and it was found to bo as fresh and sweet as tho nay it was elootroplated. The o.ro- i m a binm hermetically sealed. Ho tliou be- sfi,:!!?. un , eso f. ox l K ''' iuiullts i» the lino o no o his n.de which wore highly succo^s- tu. in d have opouo.l up a most s astounding possibilty- th« embalming ° ... Must of our natural instincts are based upon natural laws, which, when broken, are sure to visit thu breaker with their penalties. Ihu eating of unripe fruit, of putrid moat and of poisonous matter are somo otthost!. But no penally in tho shape ot disease seems to bo attached to cannibalism. What, then, are tho motives that lead mon, apart from tho pressure of lainine, to practice cannibalism? Among curtain African tribes, and lately m llnyti, it has been tho outcome of a debased religious superstition or that extraordi'nary instinct common to all races which'luads men to connect tho highest religions enthusiasm with the most horrible orgies Unit their diseased imagination "can conceive. Tho feeling that loads members ot sects to bind tliomsolvus together by llio celebration of some unspeakable rito perhaps led to the accusations, laid against the Christians of tlio second century and the Hungarian Jows of the nineteenth. But Tn tho bomb sons, although tho motive has boon falsely attributed to a craviii"- for animal food, it was generally tluf last act of triumph over a fallen .-jioniy. Inns Homer makes Achilles, triumphing ovor the dying lluetor, wish ho could make mince-moat of his bixlv and devour it. Triumph could go no further limn lo slay and then to assimilate the body of your foe. and the be- Hot that by thus inakiuV him a part of you you acquire his eouwo in butle is said lo havo led a chief of old Jf'm to actually consume himself the entire body ol tho man ho had killwl by daily roasting what remained of it to vent decomposition. they ,. , - then contract, to Intlo brown objects known as pupana. U'ithin this hardened skin the maggot is transformed into tho perfect fly, which crawls out of the puparium five days later, already grown to full size, and wings its way to share your luncheon. A fly Jive's about three weeks. When the colt] weather comes the flies nearly all die- but a few vigorous females remain torpid in nooks and crannies, thus surviving tho winter and continuing their species. • Telegraphy in Africa. That the conduct of a cable station is not always monotoivuis and prosaic is shown by a letter recently received from an oliicor of the West Africa Telegraph Company. This gnntleman is in charge of tho Kotonou station in the territory of tho notorious Kin" of Dahomey. The king, it seems had"for. for a light, so ugly and some time been spoilin and had at last become aggressive that it was deemeii'advisa- blo to arm this station and have some soldiers handy. "Early ono mornimr the station-was surrounded by natives" the superintendent writes, "and we were under tho painfnl necessity of sending a few of tliein across tho Styx. The station was for a time in imminent danger; Orsiui and I lirod more than 2oO rounds each, and the Ihirty-liye Seuagaloso sharpshooters who helped in the (Icfeiisu u'rod somo 120 rounds apiot'c. An artillery sergeant, who \yorkoilonr two guns was killed, and the while gunners were so hard pressed that they had to club their rlllcs. Tlin racket bogau at 4 ir. tho mornim--. At 9 a. in. we loft tho soldiers still' firing and went lo tho instruments, ami you may imagine what a dance the mirr»r lod us. Iiy 10 o'clock, however, all was quiet in our neighborhood, and tho messages had all been sent through. I must not forget lo lull ton that wo had to do with tho famous Amazons.. Tlmy wore verv line urus, fonyht lilio wild be:is r ts, worth leu mini."—A', l'. «•««. To Escape Prom Tornadoes. When trying to escape from a tornado never run to the northeast, cast or southeast. Never take refuse in a forest or a grove of trees, or near any object that may be overturned by the wind. A frame building is safer than one built of brick or stone. The form er is moro elastic and holds ton-ether longer; the latter goes down in the first crash, and the' debris is whirled into a heap in center of the foundation. In a frame structure the cellar is the s.aleatula.ce..bui.in a brick .or stone buildingjt is the most perilous. In the former case the debris is carried away from tho foundation, while in the latter instance tho cellar is lillud with The tornado cave offers absolute security to life aud limb, and no means of prtitection can replace it for thai purpose. As regards 'protection to property, no building can be made sufficiently large, strong, high, or low to resist the force of the tornado's vortex. There is no changing the oath of tlie tornado by the employment'of explosives or by any artificial barrier, lo contemplate the dispersion of the cloud by the use of any electrical contrivance is also idle. All buildings should be constructed as would b« done without the knowledge of the tornado, and then protected"by ]e"-iti- mate insurance. Protection must° be accomplished by organized capital, the safety of one being assured by the legitimate aud successful co-operation of many. The writer strongly advocated this method of protection during hjg tornado investigations in the West in 1879 and now several million dollars' wortb of property are thus insured year.— forum. The Veritzins were nobles of enormous wealth and power. Paul held ( a high office in cotirt. Ono night, glittering with jewels and orders, the young prince, who was one of the handsomest men iu Eussia. dunced ia a quadrille opposite the empress. As she passed him in the dance she fancied that his eyes scanned her gross figure with covert amusement. 'After tlfe quadrille she beckoned to him, and with a smile handed him her tiny ivory- tablets, containing seven pages, one for each day in the week. Ou the firal was written: "The imperial ball room. St. Pete burg." Oil tho last: "The mines. Siberia." He read-it; his face grew gray as- that of a corpse; he bowed low, kissed her hand and withdrew, "taking," says the old chronicle, "his wife, tho beautiful princess of Novgorod, with him." He was heard to say as he left tho ball room: "My minutes are numbered; let us. not lose one." Plight or resistance was impossible. The hold of Catherine on her victim was inexorable as death. Prince Ver- itziu was forced to remain passive in his palace while each day the power, the wealth and the happiness that life had given him wore stripped from him. First he was deirraded from all his- olhces at court; next his estates were confiscated by the crown; his friends- wore forbidden to hold any communication with him; his very name, one of the noblest in Russia, was taken from him. and ho was given that of a serf. Alien his wife and children were driven out of the palace to herd with be"gars ,,>' T !"^ la . st . d "- v '" Sil 3's the word, "I aid yeribiiu, in rags and barefoot, chained to a convict,, bade an eternal farewell to his home, and departed to l ho dark and icy north. He was seen ot men no more."— Chatter. Tho Niiino Game Natural. ->v Names are queer ways. sometimes A few cliaiigecf" ~ uuccr ways. A row years a"o a Bohemian came into a Western °town aud proceeded to work at anythin eoulil flud to do. Shortly after arrival the local paper, partly he his out of , fun aud partly out of a desire to helo li lira, printed this paragraph about Him: "A foreign gentleman with an unpronounceable name recently struck proving to be such & town. He is & good ciuzon in every respect that wo are disposed to relieve him of his incubus of ft name, and we therefore sjiluto him as John Smith." When the Bohemian heard of the paragraph he * '" Cltl- every the now name, and Mr. John tmnth is now one of the leadiu<>- Kens of [hi! town. " His Real Sentiment. creat- aml won nloko1 ' Ilootoil to tlio Spot. I heard a story the other day about tho former assistant rector of one of the largest Episcopal churches in the city. Tho gentleman iu question is now tho President of a college so far away that ho cannot mind H I relate the incident. He was a jolly good fellow when ho lived in a boarding house accus- ( whist or n smoke. Pue evening when he was put «( Hannibal Hamliii at 8O. "J dropped into the Tan-atine, Club Bangor recently." says a writer in tho Lowiston Journal, "and looked into the pretty little parlor where thoro wore groups of gray-haired mon at tahlo* enjoying afternoon whist and smokiii" peacefully. It was raining Jiko fun out of doors, and the patter on the east windows was alluring. I sat down uear the window in tho reading room adjoining the first parlor aud was doing little or "nothing, when J heard a voice from tho next room saving: -My trick, old boy. Got you "that timo. Didn't play that just exactly right, did you? Well, well, live and learn.' Tho voice sounded familiar,, and stepping into tho parlor I saw an old friend just slapping down the winning card.in an alluring game of auction pitch. He looked up and said "#ow-dv'c-do," Jt was Hannibal Bamjin, and be was playing in good look, A» fe<W later J saw him walking home in the r»ii» without an, wuibjreUu."—." ' The American Orders of Nobility. The Grand Army of the Republic is a unique organization. In tho words of a Past Commuudor-in-Chiof' "No child can be born into it; no proclamation ot President, edict of Kin", or nkaso of Czar can command admission- no university or institution of learning can issue a diploma aiithoi-ijiinj-- iu holder to entrance; no act of Congress or 1 arliamenl. secures recognition? tho wealth of a Vanderbilt cannot purchase the position; iis doors swin-r open only upon presentation of tho bit pi paper, torn, worn, begrimed it. mav be. winch certifies loan honorable d inch urge from armies or navies of tho Nation during tho war against rebellion. And unlike any other association, no -now blood" can como in- there are no growing ranks Irom which recruits can bo drawn into the Grand Army of the Republic. With the c..n- summation of peaco through victory its mils were closed forever'.' Its Unas are steadily and swiftly growin-r thinner, and the ceaseless tramp of its U() [. umns is with ever-lessening tread- tho gaps in tho picket lino grow wider- ilay by day details arc madu from tho reserve, smnmouod into the shadovvv regions to return to lunch elbows no more; until by-and-by, only a si.iitarv sentinel shall stand guard waitiii"- till the bugle call from beyond shall muster out tho last comrade of tho Grand Army of the Republic.- George S. Mcr- nil, 'tn the. New JSngtand Mucj<izi,n&. »».d were shaking hands said: "Good-by, Mr. .'ave assembled one Wl| 1CII W'iu I'lkiwi i i i ''mUlll, The ultrii ^«fi 1 rc:nm;;i;;;";;; u '; s "" t ^ Vflll ^«"«. uoubffii 1 - 1 ' 0 " 8 " ji've tho finger a ta out which really sn> '""eh as the iMi^ri?!. 8 n '!. ll "ug else • II " L '" 11 "' I'ird' The Coming Ooenu Ste«»ner. picture from She will , UK , Here is a verv clever the t\M Alt/'/. '(}ri3 0 ((, !: over a quarter of a milo in will do tho p:is.s.-ig« from Sandy to Liverpool in thirty-six hours; ,„-,„„ one night out. She will be driven' bv electricity and iu such a fashion as to keep railway timo despite storm orfoo- lassage can bo secured by flash plioto-lvdison's patent-ami tho ticket wi I include an opera stall or a concert ticket or a scat in a church pow tho opera hotiso, concert iiali and church being all on board. A covered rimr pr horse exercise will be provided uu5 i raping track for fast trotters. A >we b»U ground and tennis courts »lsp farm $ ttortJQli Qf Jlje nu in p|, loo of ' " of tho n/au orwo na S ft"confessed that IK s,~ " 'f lmist be very absnrel nieth d of ( lM- lei '' ll ° Uli " proWbHio" shoni V KUl>em " nt ' of seruuiu" fS*^' 0 * t!l « of ilio'"?,^ 11 ''" .'"'""S the thorough Ole n'lin '°" iro H '' 'f ° « «i« nail's su,Tu ( :, ' , ' Ul .''"' "ore h-asi,,, f u n, , bti I-ollsl, and nor "»H for,,, ofl's * but " correct, given tho T,, " iuul ' the 01 u "< "uil will *t tho nuo of £70 contributed to *' ""' ls vet uriied

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