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THE tPPEfe MS MOtNES.ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY. APfttL 29,1891. ANEMONES. V anything ho like to hor Of unto licr may likened bo from (ill th» took of nature, ' A frail anemone. Which though It havo no secret grace To charm Its petals, ns tho rose, Hath yet, mtthlnUs, a nwcotor face Than any flower that, blows. In April's rosy palms It shrinks, And still while skylarks new'y sing It blooms and fades, and fondly think* That spring Is over spring. And who wonld ask to cko Its days And mar Its vernal hnppinons With hours adroop 'ncath parching ray* Or snow storm pitiless? And wonld I her lithe form should bide For crippled ago, her balmy breath Know winter's chill, lint so hath died Before a thought of death? —Academy, THE THIRD MAID, It wai on a wild October evening about • year ago that my wife and I arrived by train at a well known watering place in the north of England. The wind was howl- aoor waiting for usto*start on An expeai- tion that would engage us nil dny. On my return, late in tho afternoon, meeting Miss G—— in tho passage, I snid to her. "Who is tho third Servant that Mrs. K mod myself have seen once or twlro in oar bedroom?" lUiss Q looked, I thought, rather scared, and murmuring something that I could not cntch turned and wont hurriedly down the stairs into the kitchen. An hour afterward, aa we were silting waiting for our dinner, Jane brought a note from Miss G—-Inclosing her account, and saying that she bad just had a summoning her to the sick bed FARM, FIELD, GrAEDM, NEWS NOTES AND IN COUNTRY EXPERIENCES LIFE. chief, as he feeemed to be suffocating, lie did not vomit; he groaned and foamed At the mouth. M. de Remusat gave him some water; I inundated him with ean- de-cologne. He had something in the nature of convulsion, which ceased in about a quai ter of an hour. We seated him in an armchair. Ee began to speak again, dressed himself, urged upon us to say nothing of this occurrence, and half an hour later he was on the road to Carlsruhe. On reaching Stuttgart he let me know how lie was. Extract* from A Paper on Poultry Keep. tng Head by a Successful Poulterer Be- foro a New York Farmer*' 'institute. Profitable Brceclfl, Good Bulldlnfjn, Etc. In an exhaustive paper read before a few York Farmers' institute, Mr. F, £. i His letter ended with the words: "I am ™,y noThA'i^irtnrnftrt..n«Vd^irtu»" Dawley, of Syracuse, who has had a ' wel1 - The dake (° f Wurtemberg) came uuctnatsne nact ictt directions with the large experience in poultry keeping, said- • to m *S*l tna , M fa outside the first servants, and hoped they would make us , Ponltrv h br P( l fnr f™™ ™™, tl * ,' Cato of mB P alace - He is a clever man." quite comfortable, and that wo would ex-'\,^ y " ,,/ purpuses ' for Another letter of his, from Stuttgart, cuso her hurried departure. tnarket purposes and for farm purposes. ' and dated the same day, said: "I have A few minutes after a cab drove up to Now, if you are going into the poultry heard of Mack's doings. He is getti <• the door, into which, from our window, business decide whether you want to on as if I led him by the hand mvscli 3 we saw Miss G get, and drive rapidly produce eggs or flesh, and feed and pro- Ho will be trapped in Ulm like a clodl T^' , t , , ,„ ^ cure your breeders with one end or the ' ----- Later on in the evening, while Jane was other in view If vouderidn fnV,r(Wl f™. clearing away the dinner things, I said to .„„ LI, r1 !, ° f 7' ti£ T Jrffv? ^- ° her, "By tho by, Jane, who is the third % 8 Production, try Leghornsi, Mraorcas, maid?" She was just going to leave the "amburgs or their crosses. If you think - It will pay you better to raise broilers, try the Plymouth Rocks, Wyandottes or Javas, and if you have made up your ^_. v IT»** *^v^ i.*. \M^I^I\J\J. ii* i^ Jin; 9 I^J.ULl™ hopper."—T.lleyrand's Memoirs in Century Jolly. There are many people, old and young —as many who are old, perhaps, as young—who never stop to think of t room as I spoke. Instead of replying sho •uu msi mi in. .UII.VUHU. j. IID winu wiui iiowi- turned round with such a scared looks, on «•/ ""« jrij-muum XVUUKH, w yanaottes or —aa many wiio are old, perhaps, aa tog and roaring with delight at its resist- her face that I felt quite alarmed; then, Javas, and if you have made up your young—who never stop to think of t less power; tho rain came hissing down in hurriedly catching up her tray, sho left tho mind that there is tho most money for words they are using; who, for instance' ^r.isrj=-K;!S±EfSS&SS %r~T "77 »~ ±s ~™ ' our week being up, wo departed for fresh Each ls P rofi ^lo when bred for the and over agLin in such a way as to make woods and pastures now, purpose for which nature intended it, their friends weary of it, oven if the Our tour led us considerable further an<1 correspondingly unprofitable when -7ord itself has no sense of being over- north, but a month later saw us homeward Drec ^ for an y other. i worked. bound. Tho nearest route by rail led us Having selected your breed, provide I The other day an actual conversation byX—. As we drew up at tho station wo suitable quarters for them. I am not in which was much like tho following was S±±S±^±^^^"''?^I £™r of allowing hens to run all over heard on the street near a public school •acetified to it in our cab, wo thought, "Well, wo must not bo surprised to flnd mr intended abode for tho night has vanished." However, presently we stopped in front Of n building which looked substantial •nough to withstand anything, and in --CT— -" "••., « e»t «..n» .11 L „ . .„ „ l ^,». u w.., «ii ,, UWU4 Mswcrtootir driver's application to tho wo recognized ono of tho clergy of X bell, tho door was promptly opened by a ! whoso church wo had been to. Presently •martly attired porter. He was closely fol- ! tho door of our compartment was opened lowed by a person full of smiles and bows, ' and ho put Iu a lady, wished her good-by, who posted himself in tho doorway ready i tho guard's whistle blow and wo were off. lo receive us, After a short time wo fell into couvcrsa- All at once there was a terrific bong, ns i tiou with the lady, and found her to bo tho though a forty-poundor hud been fired to , clergyman's wife. Among other things the promises. A barn basement, with southern exposure, makes a good winter place for fowls, providing it can be closed and kepfc free from draughts. If you put up a building especially for poultry select a dry, sheltered spot; make house: 1 _ ."Say, Edith, my father gave me the jolliest sled you oversaw for Christmas." "Oh, so did my uncle give mo one! Mine's awfully jolly, I tell youl Been coasting on it?'" welcome our arrival, and io of tho smiles damming ti> of the large door. My wife's bonnet blow off and tugged hard at its moorings; tho light In the porch was extinguished, •"'hilo tho wind sfiomcdtogivo • shriek of triumph nt the jokes ho was playing upon us. Hero wo wero, then, in total darkness and exposed to tho drench- taff rain. However, half an hour afterward all our discomforts were forgotten as wo sat down to an excellent dinner a la carte. Next morning I was abroad vory early, looking for lodgings. Fortune seemed to •oillo upon mo on tills occasion, for scarcely had I proceeded fifty yards from my botcl when I came upon a very nice look- tog row of houses, and in tho window of theflrst was "Lodgings to let." Knocking »t the door, it was soon opened by a very neat looking maid. I inquired if 1 could BOO tho proprietor, I but was told that Miss G was not yet • flown. I said I would wait, and was shown ; Into a very comfortably furnished dining room. Soon Miss G appeared, and I proved to bo a pretty brunette of about Bve-and-twpnty, whoso dark eyes during ' our short interview woro every now and ! then fixed on mo with an intcntiiess that ' seemed to bo trying to read what kind of j a person I was; while hor manner, though ' flccldwlly pleasing, had a certain restless- | Bess in it which I could not help observing. | Hor father and mother being both dead •ho kept tho lodging house herself. I ' ttsked her if she had a good cook, to which ! ihe replied she was responsible for most of j Jliut difficult part of tho menage herself, ! keeping two maids to assist in tho houso ! Bind parlor work. Sho went on to say that ' hor drawing room was "dissected;" a term eommon among north country lodging liouso keepers, and meant to express that it was undergoing its autumn cleaning, .but she would havo it put straight if I ; wished. 1 told her that wo should bo quite contented with the dining room, provided wo had a good bedroom, This ,-iho at once showed me, and soon coming to terms I returned to tho hotel. After breakfast I wont to the bureau to • ask for my .-.•.-.inuiil,. While it was bi-In-: made out, 1 ob.,urvetl casually that 1 had taken lodgings at Miss G 's, on Cliff terrace, upon which tho accountant looked quickly up and said, "Oh, Miss G 's," and then as quickly went on with my bill. I •hardly noticed this at tho moment, though J thought of it afterward. Eleven o'clock saw us comfortably on- uconoed in our rooms. After lunch wo took a delight fill expedition, tho , . : wo asked after Miss G— . ' not hud a very good scnson » „. Over each 2 by 4 on the out- nail u strip ono inch thick, and to fcheso nail your covo siding. A shinglo 'Vhyisitr' r "shoVu^sile"nt"foran7inute,' roof is cheapest in tho end. Put win- and then related to us tho following facts: dows in tho south fiido of tho building, At tho beginning of the season a rather ^ ut don't put in too many. Glass con- untoward event occurred at Miss G 'a ducts cold as well as heat. No matter lodgings. An elderly lady took one of tho whero you keep your fowls, make the in- flatsforamontlt. Sho had with hor an at- uidelof tho hen house plain. Build tho G^obstveTtl^ rooste and nests BO you can tako them was found dead in licr bed." 1 *' ° ° " 7 fo ^ (.'loaning. A doctor was at onco called in, who, on If VTO want to produce eggs we must viewing tho body, found there were very ^ eec ^ ^ or °S# S > and if wo want to produce suspicious marks round tho neck and flesh wo must feed for flesh. When throat, as if a person's fingers had been you /ind it profitable to keep fifty hens tightly pressed upon them. Tho maid on • you may venture to keep more. If you a balloon frame of 2 by 4 scantling and i "Not yet. but they say there's -jolly cover it, both inside and out with tu-red coasting down bv the F'llls " "Oh, yes. Marian and Henry and the Williamses and all of us went down yesterday afternoon, and it's just the jolliest place, and hero come Eleanor and Dick, and let's all go now I We'll have j ust tho jolliest" "Oh, well, but if my mother don't know I'm going she'll bo jolly angry about it," "Well, I guess we'll go; but if you'd como too it wonld bo lots jollier." FROM SHOP TO COURT, A PRETTY PHILADELPHIA SHOP GIRL BECOMES A PEERESS. Tho Story of Diana l!lakc'« Good Fortune. A Romance of Fifty YenJ-s Ago—She Left the Stit~e for a Homo In England. Her Second Marriage. Forty years ago Eighth street, from Market to Arch, was bordered with two- story houses, most of them contemporary with 1820 and given OV.T to small notion stores, the proprietors living in the second floors. The business done was very limited, old Mrs. Harback making more money In her little candy store than any merchant on the Street. Miss Rachel Lang kept a dry goods and trimming store in tho neighborhood of Eighth and Filbert. She was a kindly old Scotch lady, who would as soon have had a man behind her counter as n German band before the door. So all her assistants were girls. Gloves wero the only men's wear sold in this shop, and Miss Lang noted with satisfaction that her sales in this line were rapidly increasing, but it never occurred to her that this was due to any other cause than the excellence of her goods, although in fact her gentlemen customers cared very little for the price and quality of what they bought so long as they were waited on by Diana Blake, who was generally admitted to bo the loveliest girl within the city limits. Long nosed, sallowfaced ladies, with undeniable social'records and pockets full of money, often visited the store and wondered by what caprice of fortune a common Irish shop plrl should havo had such a dower of beauty which in tho fitness of things ought to bo tho inheritance of women having Quaker ancestors and big bank accounts. As A SHOP cum,. Ono of them went so far as to suggest to Miss Lang that Miss Blake's good looks ivere too apparent for her station in life, jut wont away much offended when the ittle Scotch lady remarked "that if every ono minded their own business wo would all get along better." Diana was born in Galway, Ireland, but md como to America when an infant. She vas a typo of that Irish beauty ns scat-coin ;heso days, according to John Brougham, as hens'teeth. Dark blue eyes, like wells of living water, shaded by long, dark ashes, blue-black hair, and a complexion .hat was simply marvelous, wero added to a sweet voice, graceful form and manners bacfc every time, ana wnen he f eaOzeS that he is completely surrounded he will retreat to the center of the ring and ' liberately commit snicide by curling tail over and stinging himself ia^' back. So yon see that nature sanctiqKs snicide un-ler some circumstances' in spite of what the preachers say about it. The scorpion teaches a lesson that a man had better remember if he finds him£ !f in the center of a gang of Apaches.—San Francisco Examiner. /ii^u nju iu tvuuiLi uu IULO ju-uiu-1. ** e»vL-t:b \uiuu, yLueeuu lorjn auu manners The young people disappeared, still atouco piquant and modest. Her father .Ikinir. mid hnw rn-mv fii^iaa M.Q-.,. neo.i was a day laborer, anil tho familv livnrl in . tho top of the house, packed a small bag and, having put on her things, was about to descend tho stairs when, from hurry or agitation, sho missed her footing, and fall- iug to the bottom broke her neck. But not tho least extraordinary part of tho business was- that not tho slightest clow could bo obtained us to who tho lady was, tho linen of herself and her maid having only initials marked on it. v when >on haa twenty-five, ^ ^fcter reduce your stock. Moro three-fourths of those who try to ' cee P poultry cannot keep fifty hens and make as much money as when they keep twenty-five. , talking, and how many times they used tho word "jolly" before they separated it would be useless to try to conjecture. —Youth's Companion. Winning Over ll Jurymiin. It is related of M. Lachaud, the most famous of French criminal lawyers of the present century, that in pleading a fp^sri^^S | s'^ryr^rSTK his argument. In the faces of all the elaborate ballets that so delighted our un- . was a day laborer, anil tho family lived in Chester street, above Race. Although Diana fully appreciated the exigencies of her position, there was one temptation she could not forego, and that was dancing. When only 0 years old she bud taken lessons from Signer Julian, who had a school at Tenth and Vino streets. Tho fact that he was an Irishman named McCaskcy did not make him less efficient . as a teacher, and when his pupil was 12 j years old ho secured her employment at Two Singular SliotTUt-A. On Saturday, Nov. 11, 1882, there was a shower of peculiar shaped seeds over nn area of several square miles in the vicini t y of Statesburg, S. C. The showr began about 11:80 a. m., and was noted for twelve miles in one direction and about seven and a half in the other. Iti the center of the district over which they fell the ground was almost covered* tho noise made jy them as they fell on the leaves much resembling that made by fine sleet. When examined under the microscope these .seed, like granules, appeared wholly di fferent from any seeds known to botanists of that part of South Carolina. In the following month, December, 1882, Huntington, Ind., and vicinity was treated to a shower of strange worms. They were only about the fourth of an inch in length and about the diameter of a small sewing needle. In some places they fell in such abundance as to cover the snow and ice to the depth of nearly half an inch.—St. Louis Eepublic. Now HIooiis. In former y«ars the night watchmen ;j' of European towns, as they went the(p«f rounds, called out tho hour and the state **•of the weather. / ' These watchmen were generally old ^ men, whose infirmities, rather than their * fitness, made them guardians of the '^ night. Of one of them, a watchman of Canterbury, Cooper, the English artist, tells a story amusingly illustrative of the mental dullness of the class. One night it had been raining between the hours of the old man's rounds, a fact of which he was ignorant, having snoozed, as usual, in his watch box. When he started on his next round the rain had ceased, and tho light of the moon was reflected in many pools of water. As the old man went along he was heard to call out: "Past 11 o'clock, a wet night and more moons than usual!" did their best by advertising and inquiry, but all they could find out was that they had como.straight to X from Liverpool, where they had arrived from America. There they wero traced to tho Fifth Ave- nuo hotel, in Now York, whore they had been only known by tho number of their room, and to which they had como from no ono knew whither. Enough money was found iu tho lady's box to pay the expenses of their funerals. An open verdict was returned at tho inquests which were held. Tho police took possession of their belongings, and havo thorn, no doubt, at tho present moment. At this point tho train stopped, tlio lady wished us "Good morning" and left the carriage; and we, us wu !'!-c;irncd south, wero lel'i, to meditate on this strange but perfectly true story, and to solve as wo best could the still unanswered question of, "Wlm was the third maid?"—Argoay. Corn siia^o mul Fodder Com. - Many farmers are not entirely satis- The police fled as to tho relative value of corn cured other \neii in the box he saw with his j practiced eyes signs that his oratory or having greatly moderated. We found that Bight, atilinuer, that Miss G was a fii'st rato cook, and wo retired to rest much pit-used with our quarters. "We soon made tho acquaintance of tho two maids—Jane, who waited on us, and Mary, tho housemaid; and two vory pleas- wit and obliging young women wo found Uictn. About tho third morning of our stay, on going up to my bedroom after breakfast, I was surprised to llnd a strange maid in tho i am. Sho was standing by tho bed, smoothing down tho bedclothes with both hands and appeared to take no notice of mo, but continued gazing steadily in front other, while her hands went mechanically tm smoothing tho clothes. I could not bolp being struck with her pale face, which woro a look of pain, and tho fixed and almost stony expression of her eyes. 1 left her iu exactly iho same position as 1 found her. On coming down f said to my wife: "I did not know Miss Q employed three servants. Tlu-ro certainly is another making tho bed in our room," i am shortsighted, and my wife would havo it that I bad made a mistake, but 1 felt quite curtain 1 had not, Later on, while .lane was tho only A ijulloon Uuul. Perhaps the most remarkable duel ever fought took pliico in 1S08, in Franco. M. do Gramlpro ami M. Lo Piquo. had a quarrel over alady. They agreed to settle thei;- imvuuuj. V/UAU limj uo i/u respective claims by righting a duel in mid- served more economically by tho one li'' 1 ' romt «-o ballooim. Two balloons were process or tha other depends largely upon %?* £ $"" c ' y , "''^ Il " (1 °»'' ho "P- local circumstances and seasonal pacul- %?? M , Y V ?i \^f '" ld t ' 1 ° lr SC ° ends entered tho car of their in the ordinary way and fed dry and corn preserved in the silo. A good many experiments havo been made at various state stations, among which may be mentioned tho New Jersey, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Iowa, Maine, New York, Missouri and Illinois stations, each of which has made a report on the subject. At the Ohio station no satisfactory test of tho matter has as yet .. ', in sum- | ig up the results at other stations, ! . 3 that those which bear evidence of tho greatest thoroughness agree in indi- ' eating: That there is practically no differ?:ice between tho feeding values of a givon quantity of corn cured as ensilage and an equivalent quantity cured as dry fod- ; dcr, provided equally good husbandry has been practiced in both cases. Rotten silage and weather beaten corn fod- tier may bo compared with each other, but not with well cured materials. Whether corn may bo cured and pre- his shrewdness was having its effect, but this man, in spite of all he could do, remained frowning, suspicious, obdurate. | M. Lachaud kept on with his work, and I presently saw that his opportunity had como. It was a hot day, and a ray of snnlight had penetrated a crevice of the curtain and was shining upon the top of the head of this juryman, who was quite bald. The lawyer paused iu his argument and addressed himself directly to the court. '•If your honor would please."' he said, ''to order that the curtain in yonder win- clow be lo \rered a trifle I am sure that tho sixth juryman would appreciate it." This sign of watchful attention won the (jbstiimto juryman's heart and M. Lachaud's case.—San Francisco Argonaut sophisticated grandfathers. Her talent soon won recognition, and the dollar sho you and Mary vants in tho liouso." "Yes, sir; only me mid Mary," was Jane's •reply, as she Itit't I lu> room. "There," said my wil'e, "I told you that you wero mistaken." And Idid not pursue thu subject further. Two or three days slipped away in pleasant occupation.-;, such as driving, boating, etc., and wo had forgot ton all about iho third maid. Wo saw but little of Alius G _ , though her handiwork was pleasantly apparent in the cuisine. On the sixtli morning of our stay, which was tho day before wo were lo leave, my breakfast said she would go up tnddoa little packing while 1 made out our route for thu following day in the "Bradshaw," but was soon interrupted by iho return of my wife with a rather seared look on her face. "Well," sho said, "you were right after «11, Jor there is another maid, and she is sow in our bedroom, ami apparently engaged iu much the same occupation iio when you saw her there. Sho took nu notice of me, but stood there with her bodyhlighily bent over tho bed, looking Straight in front of her, her hands smooth- Jngthii bkdcloiheii." She described hor as having ilark hair, her face very pule, and licr mouth very lirmly set. My curiosity was now so much awakened that I deter- jnined to question Miss U - on the oub- i-r carriage was now at the — — _ „.. respective balloons. Tb--y ascended from tho garden ot tho Tuileries amid an immense con- courso of spectators. The gentlemen wero to lire not at each other, but at each other's balloons, in order to bring them down by escape of gi.s. Each duelist took with him not a pistol but a gun, At a given signal the ropes that retained tho cars woro <jut, and tho balloons ascended. Tho wind was moderate and left tho balloons at their required distance of eighty yards apart. When about half u milo above the earth a preconcerted signal was given. M. Lo Piquo flred, but missed; then M. do Grandpro 11 red, and sent a ball through his opponent's balloon. Tho balloon collapse;!, tho car descended with frightful rapidity, and Lo Piquo and his second were dashed to pienos. Do Grandpro continued Ills ascent triumphantly and terminated his aerial voyage successfully at a distance of seven leagues from Paris. Olfactory sensations aro probably received from material emanations from the odoriferous substance, tho emanations being absorbed by tho fluid in which tho mi- croscoplu ends of tho olfactory nerves aro constantly bathed, This that its absence, as in certain stages of a cold, may for the time qk-ito destroy the sense of i.Miu'11. iarities. Among t!r,> objections to the silo are tho facts that its filling comes just at wheat seeding and that it involves an immense amount of heavy work. On tho cither hand, the fodder onco in tho silo id becuro from tho weather and is in convenient shapo for feeding and the laborious job of husking and stacking tho fodder is dispensed with. received for each performance did much for the family income. DANCIKO WINS A HUSBAND. No whisper of this had reached her employer, and it was not untilshe was 18 that Manager Wood made her an offer of $18 a week and it became necessary for her to quit Miss Lang. That lady was a good Presbyterian, and looked on the stage as the broad road to destruction, but Diana justified herself through tho family necessities, and she now went on the stage as danseuso premiere and took the name of Sophia Leo. Her success was pronounced from tho first, and tho jounessedoreo, represented in those days by gawky young gentlemen in gorgeous vesfis and clashes so tight that they looked as if skewered onto the wearer, paid the pretty dancer many squeaky compliments, at which she laughed good na- turedly, though she discreetly kept her admirers at a distance. About 1843 one of tho Barings, a nephew of Lord Asbburton, visited this country and was welcomed by tho best society with effusion. With him came a young Englishman named Richard Hardy. He saw Miss Leo at the theatre, was struck with hor grace and beauty and secured an introduction. He was a thorough gentleman, and addressed her not as a professional but as a lady. Diana fell in love with a rapidity that startled herself. After a mouth's quiet nt- . | tentions Hardy spoke out. Ho loved her uc- and wished to make her his wife. She ! spoke to kindly Billy Wood the manager. [f , | Ho played the part of heavy father to per- 0 ' fection; pointed out the evanescent ahar- the stage, tho hardships •Patriotic. A young lady of Seattle, who has been forwarding very interesting accounts of her travels in Europe to her friends at home, sent her last letter from Paris. She was enthusiastic over the French capital, and after saying everything else that she could iu its favor, rapturously declared, "To my mind it "is the Seattle' of Europe!"—-Albany Argus. .tsurns vary in depth, from a blister on tho surface to an actual destruction of a part of a limb. In addition to a pain, tho burned person is in danger from an im- J pressiou made on the nervous system I known as shock. This often has to bo treated, as well as the shock itself. If the clothes aro on fire throw tho victim down and wrap a blanket around. Then add water and cut tho clothing away, not disturbing any parts that stick. Cover the burn with a layer of sweet oil, lard or linseed oil, vaseline—any fat not rancid Then wrap in cloths to keep tho air out! For tho shock, give a teaspoonful of brandy every ten minutes.—Interview with Doctor. Carbon gives humanity a revenue three times as grait as that which is derived from all the silver and gold mines combined. In this colossal revenue given by coal Great Britain has the lion's share. At present it draws upon its coal mines for S.'OO.OOO.OOO, and it soils $50,000,000 worth to tho whole wovkl. 1 Guernseys and Jerseys. The Guernsey and Jersey breeds of cattlo como from different islands in the British channel. On each island care is taken to preserve its favorite strain in its purity, and tho two nro inoro alike in their general appearance than the cows of any other breed, although tho Guernsey is the larger of tho two by from 150 to 200 pounds. Both are noted for the richness of tlisir milk, and for that reason aro highly esteemed as family cows. In this country tho Jerseys aro much the more numerous, but tho Guernseys are increasing in number, and there are many notablo herds of them that aro esteemed by tlinir owners and admirers aa tit least equally, if not even more desirable in all respects than the Jerseys. Tho milk of tho two breeds, when tested for butter fat, has been found so nearly aiiko that no preference can bo given to ono over tha other in that re- jpect. The Maltese aro mainly Uio last surviving remnant of the Uarthagenian branch of iho old Pho.'nic.-iau people. Malta was tho half way station between Carthago and Sicily, long held by the Carthageuians, and of which Mamilear, the father of Hannibal, was (it one limo governor. A volcanic foamiv of 1, ••[.mil is the Hol- falara valleys, plains M mi.ii-d with a number of low, com- f.hvp.,1 hillocks, from whoso tops jets of steam ascend. In other places boilii-g mud insiies from the ground six to ulght t'eet into tho air, as in Now /oaland. Dr. I'Weau ile Courmollrs, of Paris alleges that he has succeeded in conveying oy Uio electric eurroiit to diseased internal organs ol the human body the constituents Of medicaments suitable for their recovery Napoleon Seized with a Convulsion. I veedved instructions to accompany I Napohrcii.: to Str.i^Murg, so as to bo ready ' lo follow his headquarters according to jircumslances (September, 1805). An attack which tho emperor suffered at the beginning of this campaign alarmed me peculiarly. Tho very day of his departure from Strasburg 1 had Ix'ou dining with him; an rising from the table ho went alone to Iho Empress Joseph in o's apartments, and iftcr a few moments came out again in in abrupt manner. 1 was in tho dr;v\v- mg room; he took me by tho arm and brought mo to his room. M. do llemusat, tris first chamberlain, who. had certain instructions to got, and was afraid Nu- poloon'might go without giving them to him, entered at tho same time. Wo were barely in when the emperor fell to tho door. Ho scarce had time to tell mo to uloso the door. I toro open his uecker- Incom rrii'nro of Having a Double. In thu north of London resides Mr, , Lovett Kiug, a humorous siL ?er and song { writer, who, a shore time ago, met with ' a curious, adventure. He was out walk- J ing one day when a lady—a total stran-) ger to him—barred his further progress, j greeted him and forthwith commenced I to dilate upon the ailments of her dangh- j ter, who appeared to be a great invalid, j In vain did Mr. King endeavor to stem the tide of her eloquence and to answer that ho had not tho honor of her quaiutance; still sho went on. At last he managed, as the sayin a goes, "to gei in a word edgeways," and blandly inquired as to whom the lady i nlK j t °°TO 1 i 1Ul ™ 1 '' Q i ., • , J her " ot to ne Sleet an opportu'nity'of'se'c'ur'- Why, Dr. bo-and-so," naming a well j ing a position at onco permanent and lion- known local practitioner, was the reply, j arable, as ho bad no doubt that her avenir Mr. King speedily enlightened his fair as a wife would be a happy one. ' ' - " A BISADTIFUL WIFE. Diana accepted Hardy, and they were married at St. Joseph's by Father Harbo- lin. In society it was regarded as a distinct mesalliance; tho bride poor, an Irish girl and a stage dancer; but Hardy and his pretty wife eared nothing i'or tho opinions of the broadbrims and Aminndab Sleeks that prevailed then in Philadelphia, and left at onco for New York, Before tho honeymoon was over tho first trouble came. Hardy's father warned his son that such a marriage would end all intercourse with his family, but Richard had means of his own and found no trouble in getting employment. In k'ss than a ycnr old Hardy relented, and his son and wife left for England to find the father's wealth swept away by re- . interlocutor and went on his way laughing. It is a fact that the medical man in question has very often been mistaken for Lovett King.—London Tit-Bits. Got tho Worst of It. Even the preachers are not averse to a joke that lied iu tho line of the professional funny man. One of them told the folio win •» in an east side church lately when he was invited to speak: A traveler discovered a man lying on the ground one warm day within a foot or two of the shade of a tree. "Why don't you Iio iu tho shade?" he inquired. "I did," replied the man, "but it has moved away from me and I can't afford to fol- hpw it!" "Well, if you are not the best specimen of a lazy man I have seen yetl Tho Kind Word. Do wo ever need reminder in our hurried lives of the grace that lies in the kindly spoken word? It may be as we pass a friend in a crowded shop, or nod u> her as we hasten by her door on our morning walk to the market or tho ferry, that wo utter the gentle greeting, leave behind 113 the flash of tho happy smile, and brighten a day that was perhaps overcast. Kindness costs little. Why should wo not be lavish of it in a world whore nobody stands alone, but where rich and poor, sad and glad, lofty and lowly, are bound in one bundle?—Harper's Bazar. verses in trade. Sir James Hardy was Richard's uncle, and the head of the family. Ho was enor- ;.— J - '."•• . "-nu me ncaii or tne lamily. llo was enor- Mako me another remark on a par with | mously wealthy, and had but one son. Ho that and I'll give you a quarter." The man said, "Pat tuo quarter into my pookt>t." Ho got it.—Buffalo Express. Muino Is u Grout State. A Caribou physician recently took an exciting ride that illustrates the extent of Maine's rnsettled domain in the north. Tho doctor was called to a lumber camp above the Allogush, ono day, to perform a surgical operation upon Luther Henderson, a lumberman. He started at 10 o'clock a. in,, and beyond Grand Islo there wero relays of sleighs at four different points awaiting him. He arrived at his destination at midnight, having made the distance of 103 miles in fourteen hours.—-Bangor Commercial. A Swedish, engineer has invented a novel method of blasting by electricity. He employs a volta arc produced between two carbon rods placed parallel. When tho aro is moved close to tho spot whcro blasting is to be effected an intense local heat is created, followed by also resented tho union his nephew had made, and ij,vina about this time, left him it is in Now York in u day, and whero the old men pitch pennies and fly kites. peaceful and clean, and where the entire world seems topsy turvy, Such is Ynma, a picturesque town situated in tho heated corner of the world where Arizona, California and Mexico meet.—Omaha World-Herald. Sport That Is Uathcr Cruel. Tho scorpion is a bad bedfellow, and he has a mean trick of hiding in your boots and stinging you when you put them on, Bat you can have fun with him after a fashion. If you want to bring out the best qualities of a scorpion build a little corral of dry leaves or paper around him and set fire to it at all points. Make tho circle about a foot in diameter, so that the flumes will not touch your prisoner. When ho sees the ring of fire tho scorpion will try to es- heat is , o es expansiou, which has the effect of split- cape, first at one place and then at an ting the rock. ottier> but the flames will drive him Woman's Henuty. No woman need be ugly. If there is a soul in her body it has but to begin betimes to show through. From her earliest girlhood the thoughts sho thinks, tho feelings to which sho gives way, the tones sho utters, tho wishes she indulges, are sculpturing lijies in her face that aro capable of making a beauty all their own—Hues whoso writing will remain when bloom fades and sparkle falls.—Harriet Prescott Spofford. Bo Careful of tho Child's Ears. Children often put peas, beans, coffee grains, etc,, into their ears, and in trying to remove it friends are apt to only push the substance farther into the orifice. No instrument should ever bo used, except by an aurist, iu removing anything from the ear; the only thing that can bo safely employed by the unskilled homo practitioner is a small syringe.—Detroit Free Press, Obsolete Punishment for Women. Curious instruments devised for quenching the ardor of hot tempered shrews wore onco numerous. Ono was the brunk—a sugar loaf shaped cap, made of iron hoop- ing, with a cross at the top, and aflat piece, also of iron, projecting inward for laying upon the offender's tongue, so that it should not wag, and hor head should not move. The brauk was padlocked behind, and tho woman led through tho streets by an officer of the town, probably a beadle, until sho began to show "all external signs imaginable of humiliation and amendment." Equally efficacious was the whirligig, a largo circular cage turning upon a pivot. It was put on the heads of trifling offenders of all kinds, and not brawling women alone, and was set awhivliug with great rapidity, "so that tho delinquent soon became extremely sick," and was vory glad to be released and taken home.—London Graphic. The American Girl. After much observation of the women of many countries, tho conclusion is inevitable that tho freedom of early girlhood, the looking upon men us brothers, friends and honorable gentlemen, t'uo being thrown on one's own good sense as a guide, above all, being trusted by father and mother and lover, not being suspected or watched by a "black mesour," or a too suspicious duenna—that all this has made a very noble race of American women, who can bo trusted with the future of the nation. Sho may bo slightly in, need of a few bints, but we believe in, "pretty witty Nancy."—Mrs. John Sherwood in Harper's Rnwr

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