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**A MONflNQ SCENE" f HE SUB- or A SERMON. th6 Mot-nrng ife Shall Devour tfto and at fright Mo Shall Divide Spoil." Geaesls, xllT:2T—Days of Crt-nce. KOV-. 26.—-la the fdfehobH . -service at the T&befn&cle to-day, Rev. Dr. Talmage took for his subject a most seasonable one: "A Hunting Scene," the te±t being Genesis 40:37: "In the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil." A few nights ago eight hundred men encamped along the Long Island rail- iroad so as to be ready for the next inorning which Was the first "open day" for deer-hunting. Between sunrise and 8 o'clock in the afternoon of that day fifteen deer were shot. On the 20th of October our woods and forests resound with a shock of firearms, and are tracked of pointers and setters, because the qUail are then a lawful prize for the sportsman. On a certain day in all England you can hear the crack of the sportsman's gun, because the grouse hunting- has begun; and every man that can afford the tune and ammunition, and can draw a bead, starts for the fields. Xenophon grew eloquent in regard to the art of hunting. In the far east people, elephant mounted, chase the tiger. The American Indian darts his arrow at the buffalo until the frightened herd tumble over the rocks. European nobles are often found in the fox chase and at the stag hunt. Francis I. was called the father of hunting-. Moses declares of Nimrod: "He was a mighty hunter before the Lord." Therefore, in all ages of the world the imag-ery of my text ought to be suggestive, whether it means a wolf after a fox or a man after a lion. Old Jncob, dying-, is telling the fortunes of his children. He prophesies the devouring propensities of Benjamin and his descendants. With his dim old eyes he looks off and sees the hunters going out to the fields, ranging them all day, and at nightfall coming home, the game slung over the shoulder, and reaching the door of the tent the hunters begin to distribute the game, and one takes a coney, and another a rabbit, and another a roe. "In the morning he shall devour the prey, and at might he shall divide the spoil." Or it may be a reference to the habits of wild.-beasts that slay their prey and then drag it back to the cave or lair and divide it among the young. I take my text, in the first place, as descriptive of those people who in the morning of their life give themselves mp to hunting the world, but after ward, fcy.tlie grace of God, in the evening of their life divide among themselves the spoils of Christian character. There are aged Christian men and women in this house who, if they gave testimony, would tell you that in the morning of their life they were after the world as intense as a hound after a hare, or as a falcon swoops upon a gazelle. They wanted the world's plaudits and the -world's gains. They felt that if th2y could get this world they would have everything. Some of them started out for the pleasures of the world. They thought that the man who laughed loudest was happiest. They tried repartee, and conundrum, and burlesque, and madrigal. They thought they would like to be Tom Hoods, or Charles Lambs, or Edgar A. Poes. They mingled wine, and music, and the spectacular. They were worshippers of the harlequin, and the Merry Andrew, and the buffoon and the jester. Life was to them foam, and bubble, tmd cachinnation, and roysteriug, and grimace. They were so full of glee they could hardly repress their mirth, •even on solemn occasions, and they •came near bursting out hilariously «ven at the burial, because there was something so dolorous in the tony or countenance of the undertaker. After awhile, misfortune struck them hard on the back. They found there was something they could not laugh at. Under their late hours their health gave way, or there was a death in the house. Of every green thing their soul was exfoliated. They found out that life was more than a joke. From tho .heart of God there blazed into their .<5oul an earnestness they had never felt .-before. They awoke, to their slnful- "Iiess and their immortality, and here they sit at 00 or 70 years of age, as appreciative of all innocent mirth as they •ever were, but they are bant on a style •of satisfaction which in earthly life 4hey never hunted; the evening of their days brighter than the morning-. In the morning they devoured the prey, but at night they divided the spoils. Then there are others who started out for financial success. They see how limber the rim of a man's hat is •when he bows down before some one "transpicuous. They felt they would like to see how the world looked from the window of a four thousand dollar turnout. They thought they would like to have the morning sunlight tangled in the headgear of a dashing epan. They wanted the bridges in the park to resound under the rataplan of their swift hoofs. They wanted a jgilded baldrick, and so they started on -the dollar hunt. They chased it up <one street and chased it down another. 'They followed it when it bun-owed in $he cellar. They treed it in the roof. Wherever a dollar was expected to be, they were. They chased it across the pceac- They chased it across the land. 'i'hey stopped not for the night, Hearing that dollar, even in th« darkness, ts an Adirondack spprts- . is thrilled at midnight by a loon's ugh. 'I Jiay Utt4l?ed that dollar to the elutsed it to th« gov- [ They routed it from the hounds jjointei'is and the set- Uhe hedges f OF that .\, s ^" :wyU ttpoft it aftd had actually while; that does not make hint a Chris* captured it, their excitement was like " " ' J " * that of a falddner who Ufes successfully flung his first hawk. In the morning of their life, oh. ho\v they devom % ed the preyl But there came a "better time to their soul. They found out that an immortal nature cannot live on bank stock. They took up a Northern Pacific' bond, and there was a hole in it througl __- vault. The; Hjjit treasury. £s:jp few the MWSi which they could look into the uncertainty of all earthly treasures. They saw some Ralston, living at the rate of 925,000 a month, leaping from San Francisco wharf because he could not continue to live at the same ration. They saw the wizen and paralytic bankers who had changed their souls into molten gold stamped with the image of the earth, earthy. They saw some great souls by avarice turned into homunculi. and they said to themselves: "I will seek after higher treasure." My friends, this world is a poor thing to hunt. It is healthful to go out in the woods and hunt. It rekindles the lustre oi the eye. It strikes the brown of the autumnal leaf into the cheek. It gives to the rheumatic limbs the strength to leap like a roe. Christopher North's pet gun, the muckle- mou'd-Meg, going off in the summer in the forests, had its echo in the wintertime in the eloquence that raug through the university halls of Edinburgh. It is healthy to go hunting in the fields; but I. tell you that it is belittling and bedwarfing and belaming for a man to hunt this world. The hammer comes down on the gun-cap, and the barrel explodes and lulls you instead of that which you are pursuing. When you turnout to hunt the world the world turns out to hunt you; and as many a sportsman aiming his gun at a pantner's heart has gone down under the striped claws, so, while you have been attempting to devour this world the world has been devouring you. vSo it was with Lord Byron. So it was with Coleridge, So it was with Catherine of Russia. Henry II. went out hunting for this world and its lancas .struck through his heart. Francis I. aimed at the world, but the assassin's dagger put an cud to his ambition and his life with one stroke. Mary Queen of Scots wrote on the window of her castle: From the top of all my trust Mishap hath laid me in the dust, The queen dowager of Navarre was offered for her wedding- day a coscly and beautiful pair of gloves, and she put them on; but they were poisoned gloves, and they took her life. Better a bare hand of cold privation than a warm and poisoned glove of ruinous -success. "Oh!" says some young man in the audience, "I believe what you arc preaching. I am going to do that very thing. i n the morning of my life I am going to devour tlflj prey, and in the evening I shall divide the spoils of Christian character. I only want a little while to sow ray wild oats, and then I will be good." Young man, did you ever take census of all the old people? How many old people are there in your house? One. two, or none? How many in a vast assemblage like this? Only here and there a gray head, like the patches of snow here and there in the fields on a late April day. The fact is that the tides of the years are so strong that men go down under them before they get to be 00, before they get to be 50, before they get to be 40, before they get to be 30, and if you, my young brother, resolve now that you will spend the inorning of your days in devouring- the prey, the probability is that .you will never divide the spoils in the evening hour. He who postpones until old age the religion of Jesus Christ, postpones it forever. Where are the men who, thirty years ago, resolved to become Christians in old age, putting it off a certain number of years? They never got to be old. The railroad collision, or tho steam-boat explosion, or the slip on the ice, or the falling ladder, or the sudden cold put an end to their opportunities. They have never hud an opportunity since,. and never will have an opportunity again. They locked the door of heaven* against their soul, and they threw away the keys. They chased the world, and they died in the chase. Tho wounded tiger turned on them. They failed to take the game they pursued. Mounted on a swift courser, they leaped the hedge, but the courser fell on them and crushed them. Proposing- to barter their soul for tho would, they lost both and got neither. While this is au encouragement to old people who are still unpurdoned, it is no encouragement to the young who are putting off the day of graue. This doctrine that the old may be repentant is to be taken cautiously. It is medicine that hills or cures. The same medicine, given to different patients,, in one case it saves life, and in the other it destroys it. This possibility of repentance at the close of lite may cure the old man while it kills the young. Be cautious in taking it. Again, my subject is descriptive to. those who come to a sudden and a radical change. You have noticed how short a time it is from morning to night—only seven or eight hours. You know that the day has u veiy brief life. Its heart beats twenty-four times and then it is dead. How quick this transition in the character of these Benja- mites! "In the morning they shall devour the prey, and at night they shall divide the spoils." Is it possible that there shall be such a transformation in any of our characters? 1 Yes, a man may be at 7 o'clock in the morning an all devouring worldling, and at 7 o'clock at sight he may be a peaceful, distributive Christian. Con version is instantaneous. A man passes into the kingdom of (Jod quicker than down the sky runs zig-zag lightning. A man may be anxious about his, koul for a great many years; that doei not muke him a Christian. A man may pray a great whilt*; th^t does, not make him a Christian. A man inq,y resolve on the jrefornjatiQft oj h^ charter, and instant when ho flings his sottl on the mercy of JeduS Christ, that instant is?iustration> eman* cipation, remirrectibn. Up to. that point he is going In the wrong direction; after that point he is. going in the right direction. Before that moment he'"Ms a child o'f sin; aft&r' that' moment he is a child' of God. "Before that moment devouring the prey; after thja>fc'moment dividing the spoil. Five minutes is as good as five years. My hearer, you know very well that tho best things you have done you havo done in a flash. You made: Up your mind in an instant to buy, or to sell, or to invest, or to stop, or to start. If you had missed that one chance you would have missed it forever. Now. just as precipitate, and quick, and spontaneous will be the ransom of your soul. Some morning you were making a calculation. You got on the track of some financial or social game. With your pen or pencil you were pin- suing it. That very morning you were devouring the prey, but that very night you were in a different mood. You found that all heaven was offered you. You wondered how you could get it for yourself and for your family. You are dividing peace, and comfort, and satisfaction, and Christian reward in your soul. You arc dividing the spoil. One Sabbath night, at the close of the service, I said to some persons: "When did you first become serious about your .soul?" Arid they told me: "To-night." And I said to others: "When did you give • your heart to God?" And they said: "To-night." And I said to still others: "When did you resolve to serve the Lord all the days of your life?" And they said: "To-night." I saw by the gay'ety of their apparel that when the grace of God struck them they were devouring the^prey; but I saw also, in the flood of joyful tears, and in the kindling- raptures on their brow, and in their exhilarant and transportingut-tcrances, that thcj' were dividing the spoil. If you have been in this building when the lights are struck at night.you know that with one touch of electricity they are all blazed. Oh. I would to God that the darkness of your souls inig-lit be broken up, and that by one quick, overwhelming, instantaneous flash of illumination, you might be brought into the light and the liberty of the sons of God! You Bee that religion is a different thing from what some of you people supposed, i"iu thought it was a decadence: you thought religion was maceration; you thought it was highway robbery; that it struck one. down and left one half dead; that it plucked out the eyes; that it plucked out vhe plumes of the soul; that it broke the wing and crushed the beak as it came clawing- with its black talons through the air. No, that is not religion. What is religion? It is dividing the spoils, It AND HOUSEHOLD, fion't —Making an& Winlvr _ can too Mnimre In the in the, Gfouttd— Hoti»6hold iielps. ^--*!*•?• Take a ride with me .and I will show you corn fields that have scarcely bee'n cultivated at all, and Where the drills are solid rows of grass and weeds, says 1*. B. Terry in Practical Farmer. I will show you potatoes cared for, or rather not cared for, in about the same way. Yes, I will show you fields where they are so stripped by hugs and overgrown with weeds,' and the cultivation between the drills so neglected, that you can scarcely . see a potato leaf. And this shall not be on some shiftless farmer's place, an exceptional case, but on /arms managed by good farmers, in some cases our best farmers. They are not lazy or shiftless. They undertake to do too much, that is all, and something must suffer. I could not take their places and do any better, perhaps not as well. Tho trouble, is not in the men, but in the system they are following. Wo have had a dry season, which of course, is favorable for taking care of crops, and doing ^ the haying and harvesting, and still, while they have been securing hay and grain, corn and potatoes have suffered severely. In soin cases they will not pay for the laboi put on them and the use of the land They will bo grown at a loss. Year ago I did just this way myself, bu seeing i*. was not business-like gradually worked out of it, ana undertook ta do loss and less until there was little enough to do 50 we could usually do abou our best and make everything we did, pay. The above namec farmers ara making a little money, tloing pretty well, but they might do better. As little as we undertake to ilo, we sometimes get caught. One (lay our wheat was all cut and fl ry.: enough to got in; there were six acres of potatoes that should have 'been cultivated at once, the rest were too largo. But it might some on catching weather and the wheat-would then bo damaged, an3 BO it must go in the barn. This took three days, and then my son did not feel well, and there was other jobs that must bo done, and those potatoes wore neglected for some time. It d-id not rain, but was hot and dry. If we had tended to the potatoes wo should have be-on quite a few dollars ahead!, but we were afraid to risk leaving the wheat out. But there is very little- loss of this kind applied/upon the land to befi^ttfc thd next season's crop, and generally will give better results than to apply on unplowed land and plow under; While tftere will be much leas loss of the valuable pastures, la 'applying the manure, should distribute as evenly aft possible, gauging tho quantity lately by tfie needs of the soil, retnotn'tering that there, is Uttle danger of applying too much __ > Journal ol Agriculture. ELfibtRfC LIGHTS IN . VI'- Sift** ore our farm, not that wo are any is taking a defenceless soiil and pano- | smarter than others but simply that plying it for eternal conquest. It is . we do not undertake to do any more things than we are qwite sure we can handle. Friends, let me urgre you to work in this- same direction. There is less worry and more profrlj. I can take you to farms to-day, where the owner has tried to grow corn and potatoes. If ho had put out but the one crop and no more acres of it, and put all tho labor on it that has been spread over tho two, it would show a fine profit and be something to be proud of. Now there is no profii in either crop, and i£ they are near the road, tho farmer wishes they were back out of sights and ho never would invite any friends to go and see them either. Would that all could throw aside all inherited notions, that were sound once, but behind tha- times now, and run. their farms on sound business principles, as far as circumstances will permit them to dt> so. the distribution of prizes by the Icing's hand, every medal stamped with a coronation. It is an exhilaration, an expansion. It is im- parudisution. It is enthronement. Religion makes a man master of eartla, of death and hell, it goes forth to gather the medals of victory won by Prince Emanuel, and diadems of heaven, and the glories of realms terrestrial, und celestial, and then, after ranging a-11 worlds for everything- that is resplendent, it divides the spoil. What was it that James Turner, the famous En>- glish evangelist, was doing when im his dyinft' moments he said: ''Christ is all! Christ is all!" Why, he was entering into light; he was rounding tha Cape of Good Hops; he was dividing the spoils. What was the aged Christian Quakeress doing- when at 80 years of age she arouc in tho meeting one day and said: "The time of my departure is come. My grave clothes are falling of?." 1 She was dividing the spoil. She longed with wings to By away, And mix with that eternal day. What is Daniel now doing, the lion tamer'.' and Elijah who was- drawn by the flaming coursers 1 .' and I'aul, the rattling of whose chains m-.ule kings quake'.' and all the- other -ricthns of Jlood, and fire, and wreck, and g-uilloy tine—where' are they'.? Dividing- the spoil. Tea thousand times ten tfooiisitud, In sparkling raiment bright, The armies-of the ransomed saiuts Throng up tha steeps of light. ! Tis finished, all is flaished. Their fight with death and sm; Lift high your golden gates And let the victors in. Oh, what a grand thing it is to be a. Christian! We begin now tc. divide the spoil, but the distribution mil not be completed to-all oteunity. There is a poverty-struck soul, there- is a business despoiled soul; there is a sin- struck soul, there is. ai bereaved soul— why do you not come and get the spoils of Christian character, the comfort, the joy; the ijetice, the salvation, that I am sent to offer you in niy Master's name? Though your knees knock together in- weakness, though your hand treiaibla in fear, though your eyes rain tears, of uncontrollable weeping—come and get the spoils. Kest for all the weary. Pa-rdoni for all tlse guilty. Labor for all. the bestormed. Life- for all the deadi. 1 verily believe that there are some-who havo come in here, downcast bi&causo the world is against them, and Vvscause thwy feel God is against them, vitio will go. away saying: I came to Jesus a-; I was, Weary and worn and saiii; I found iq him u resting place, And ho has made me glad. Though you camo in children of the world, you may go away lywirs ef heaven. Though this very awtuineal morning yoii were devouring I/he i>rey, now, all worlds witnessing, /you may divide the spoil. In thft Grouud. The building of silos prevents many farmers and small dairymen from ensilaging green crops. It is well enough, perhaps, to have a >ood. substantial silo, If one can build it just as well as not, and where lumber is plenty it does not cost very much to build a practical silo. 1 But when the ensilaging of green crops was first begun the silo was simply a hole in the ground, and where the drainage is good that is as good a way as any. My silo is of that kind. I have dug a hole with slanting sides on a little raise of the ground, and I fill this with my corn. with whole corn stalks, heaping them up above the ground and covering first with straw and then with earth. The plan is similar to that of preserving roots in the pit. My ensilage is always good, as good as anybody's can be — Farmers Voice. JDuIry Notes, A creamery should not be started until 300 cows are guaranteed. No matter what breed the cow . „ she requires good care to produce profitable results. It is a good plan to keep a good milking cow in the dairy as long as she is a good milker. The wise dairyman provides soiling crops to patch out tho dry pastures during the summer time. No calf should be raised for dairy purposes from a cow of weak constitution or one with organic disease. Tho best dairymen practice tho best economy in feeding when they feed all the cow will eat up clean and no more. Bulky food should always be fed with, concentrated food, to avoid possible discomfort and injury from the latter. The cream should be set as soon Value t»f'ttl« Arc tailitt* IA t 111*0 at Gtefdt D&ltlift. A nove). application of the electrid search light has boon made ia Scotland. To enable the workmen to labof through the night while a pit was being sunk a search light); the apparatus for which consisted of an arc lamp, a Ions and a mirror 1 , inclosed in a sheet iron case, was suspended over the pit's mouth. Access to the lamp was ob* talned by a sliding shutter on each side of the case. The light was focused or adjusted by a screw on the top of the outside of the case, and when necessary the lamp could be adjusted to diffuse light throughout the whole slmft, or bo concentrated at the bottom. Tho mirror, which was hung oh its center, could bo moved in a vertical direction, so to deflect the rays of light to any required spot, and could be fixed in. any position by a thumb screw. This method of illuminating was found to give the following advantages: Tue light in tho shaft was far hi ex- • cess of that given by the ordinary sinker's lamp, consequently more work could be performed in a given time. The lamp, being stationed on the surface, could be got at easily at any time for adjustment without inconvenience to the sinkers, and in the event of the strata giving off fire^ clamp it gave perfect immunity from danger of explosion. Another point of not a little importance was that by the aid of tho light those in charge could see from the surface what was going on below, and a practical mining engineer who visited the colliery gave it as his opinion that this alone was worth all the outlay, even if the light served, no other purpose.— St. Louis Glc&»~ Democrat. Customer ow gold, * lu Winter. As it will be- an exceptionable case •,vhen tho land will be so' rich that no manure is necessary, all reasonable care.should b& taken to seciure all that is possible On tho rnajct-ity of farms winter i» by far the best season for making manure; and generally, there is moea time to haul out and properly apply. But in order to secure the best results it is very im- pcwtaut that tbe preparation bamado in advance. Oae important matter ia: doing this is to have feeding places where the stock can be fed and tho manura accumulated in one or more places. A supply of bedding ia also essential, so as to absorb and retain the liqiiid soiling, and at the B»ime time lislp to keep the stock ciean and comfortable. With all Glasses of stook it is very irc-portant maintaining the best he&lth and thrift to do this, at the same time avoiding using too much, as this adds to tho cost of handling witliout an increase in value. One of tha best ways oi applying manure is on plowed lancL intended for spring crops. By applying on the surfaoa during the winter, the action of the rain and the- melting snow will. Send to carry the more valuable portions into thjo soil, while the necessary preparation of the soil in the spring, the cultivating and harrowiiag that will noed to be given to progarly fit it for tije feed, will be sufficient to thoroughly incorporate the manure into the soil.. One* of the best $lans of management is to use wiat bedding i& needed to keep the- stock clean, and then aa it accumulates both in the stables, sheds or feeding lots, load directly into th* wagon, haul to tbe field, and spatter where it is needed. This avoids all unnecessary handling, and is aa item in getting the work done at. the lowest cost. Another thing should also be rernem- bered. thai It pays better in the end to manure thoroughly, than to scatter over/ too large a surface. With a Uttle planning of tho work, nearly or quite all of the mauure xn'ade dur- as possible after milking. it will not separate rapidly when subjected to jarring and shaking. It is poor economy to turn a herd of cows into a large pasture- and allow them to roam about all day, when all they get is exercise. The milk tester and the separator are important factors in dairying. The milk- tester in the near future: will be a sine qua nonin dairying. Cows should be trained so that .lisey will lot any kind of person, milk them, but they do better when .he same person milks them each lime. Urccleanliness in milking, not cooing tho milk quickly after milking, iad fodder, bad. air in stables and isease in cows are causes of tainted milk. In order to get the fat all out of he butter the churn should not be filled too full. It is necessary to 1 have room in the-churn to give the cream concussion* It costs less to feed and care for one cow than it does for two, thero- A Midnlg-ltt Incident. The head of a home in northeast Baltimore was awakened by his wife- with the information that burglars- were in the house. He ridiculed her- suspicions at first, but some ominous roises from the region of the kitchen. finally convinced him that something; was wrong. He got up, and, not having a weapon, seized a bronze ornament and boldly started on a tour of inspection. Entering- tho dining room he managed to overturn several chairs as a preliminary warning to the invaders, as ho did not care to surprise them. The ominous sounds continued, however, and cold chills began chasing each other in rapid transit style up and down his spinal column. Urged on by encouraging stage whispers from his wii'e- he moved toward the kitchen, clutching, his weapon raitil its outlines wore iiapuintcrt ©u his band. Then he pushed: open th«- door. As it swung back a pistol-like- report echoed through the house, causing the investigator to beat a hasty retreat, firmly convinced that ho was shot. Under the gaslight he soon f&und that he was unhurt and again advanced oa tho kitchen. This time ho entered and lit a match, but just then «ue door- shut with a bang, puffing out the lighfc and fad-easing the terror whiolk had taken possessio'n of him. After another imtreat the kitchen was again entered, ami this* time the gas was lighted. Then surprise took tho place 01 fear. The kitchen looked as if a snmlUsizcd cyclone had struck it. Broken china and glass; encumbered ihe floor and. everything, was in •confusion: But no- burglar could 1 be seen. Searching, further the cause was soon discovered. The wife- Bad put up a • quantity of catsup in bottles and placed fore eveuy farmerwho is keeping two •!;;thorn on a shelf;. Durih~ the ni~iit the cows and.getting really but what one -^cntsup began to.ferment. Several bot- should produce is losing monoy. I tics exploded; throwing*, aurrounrtlnst ob- Hou.qnhotcl Holps. To keep ice in tho sickroom over night set-the pitcher in a newspaper, gather up..-the ends*, twist them tight, and snap on a rubber baud. Covers for cups- and glasses used in a sick room cara;be made of cardboard and covered!, with a crochet cover of either white silk, wool or cotton, a/>- preferred, a small loop being puiiin.tho middle of the top to lift it by. If colopy were en/ten freely, sufferers from rheumatism would bo comparatively, few. Ib.iaa mistaken idea that cold and damp produce the disease—they simply develop it-Acid blood is tho primary and sustainr ing cause. If celery is eaten largely; an alkaline blood is- the result, and where &his oxisis there can b,e neither rheumatism nor gout iJt should Lo oaten cooked. C'arroi pudding; ia said by those who havo oaten, it to bo very nim Boil and mash fine six ounces of carrot, add.; six ounces, of suet chopped fine, half a pound of currants, ftwo large tablespooufuls of sugar, hall a nutmegj a salt-spoon of salt and Oh ree large tablespeonfuls of flour. Mix all these ingredients thoroughly, put them in a greased pot and boiil the pudding for thr&e hours. IMs receipt is froKji a correspondent who has tried it. A Homo way to repair gawten hose when,.you are at a distance^- fl?om the upply shop: Take two ounces or more of naphtha, into which drop as. much shellac, as it will absorb till) of the consistency of thiuigum. Cuj-, same bandages of canvas, or thick Laatheiv spread the composition on ane side of them, bind tughtly roujad the hose and. fasten firntjy with twiae. The hose most be kept dry before the plasters a»e applied. Keep the; cement in a. glass- stoppered bottle.. Tke floor of the kitchen and dining room shauld be brushed after every ineal, the sideboard; rearranged, ancl the table prepared! for the Doming weal. This is an important matt»r when the housekeeper attends personally ^p the djning room. The re- eeutaoles for sugar., salt, tke various table sauces, ete, the glasses, silver, napkins and. cutlery may be placed ready for *ge, and tho tabJe prepared ready for the water, bread, etc., and then Covered with a o)ean cloth large enough to protect it entirely fron; £ust a,o4 disarrangement. jects to the floor and' creating g-enerully.-^-Baltiinore Sum. havoc Although in France, A- B'tisy- 9Ian... woiroji! liav-e- few "rights" as tho word! is. generally i used, Bnd.dO'Uotntuiticinate-In government in any. direct, way,, they possess in that country aer.tahi- Diii.vfflegc's which arc unusual, in. Aiincr.tau. Among tho tradespeople tho-wife, instead of being , entirely apart; from, hen -husband's bust- ness, very often; oxuacisua- a coutroll-- ing influence.-over.-it. Sometimes, among the-lower classes, the French wife linils it necessary to., chastise her husband; in oialer to keep, him rigidly to;his-duties.. Not long ago-a, nai-ty off Americana-, were traveling,in. a, steamer ou one ot! the French rivors. They arrived at a. lock, which \\us-closed;, war was there.- any visible sign of tho lack-keeper. Behind a bunch, od troea near by rose, the chimney o£ a cottage,, and presently.- from behind: the same tuft of foliage- came the sound ofi a series of howls, yells and groans. "Where is, the lock-keeper?" someone asked of. the Cfiptalaof the steamer. "(Mi, he'll be here presently," answered the-captain, cabiily. "lie can/t cotuo just now;; he's tousy. His wi£& Is. whipping hirm? 1 A. ttuw Rolle-r Sknto. "A rathcn' fwrniclmMe eornpetJvQi]- 'of. the cycle,, I hear, has made Us aijpear- uuc-e in the Midlands in the sliflDe of jU, pneumatic road skate. It has lately been, seen in the- streets of ijiriutug- bam, anO,. Judging, from the admiration • it excites,, is uo.i unlikely, L should ihinlj, to tktd its way into al, parts'of the country. The.- invention, which was" patented a short time ago by a Scotch firm, i* t-videiitly derived "twin the Did, roller skate of skating-rink celebrity; but, whereas, the ordinary, iiolter skate Ivis- tour wheels, tjie pneumatic skate loiis only two, placed.in. line at either extremity of tho skate,- and instead ot solid rubber are coverfcii wi!Ux pucumatia tires. The patentees claim for them, that onu cuu skate over ordinary turn.-*pike roads with them the same as o«, ice, and at eveu greater speed, while- at the same time they will easily ai-. cend and descend hills. Six or seven, miles-an hour, however, is the maximum speed attempted in the streets of Birmingham, and that only on smooth, roads. One obvious advantage of the pneumatic skate over the pneumatic cy. cle, is that punctined tires njay ha X«adUy replaced, as the skater may carry surplus Ores, or even, reger-va wheels ready fitted in Uis ayercpat T

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