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HJLHT, SCENfe" tHE SO8- JfeCt OF A SERMON. "in the Morning He Shall Devour tho JPrey ftttd At *Jlftfat Mo Shall Divide 'til* Spoil." G6fle»lg, *ll3t:27—Ways of Gt-itce. Nov. 28.—la the forenoofl , -service ftt the Tftbftrnftcle to-day, Rev. Dr. Talnango took for his subject a most sea, / ' BOftable oae: "A Hunting Scene," the . text being Genesis 40:27: l< Iri 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: road so as to be ready for the next / morning which Was the first "open •day" for deer-hunting. Between sun*„'' rise and 2 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 flre- • arms, 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 time 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 imagery of my text ought to be suggestive, whether it means a wolf after a fox or a man after a lion. Old Jacob, 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 anothe;.- a rabbit,: and another a roe. "In the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil." Or it may be a reference to the habits of wild beasts that sla3' 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 np to hunting the world, but afterward, by the 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 they 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. The3' thought they would like to be Tom Hoods, or Charles Lambs, or Edgar A. Poes. They mingled winc.and music,and the spectacular. They were jvorship- .pers of the harlequin, and the Merry Andrew, and the buffoon and the jester. Life was to them foam, and bubble, and cachinnation, and roystering, 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 •even at the burial, because there was something so dolorous in the tone 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 the .heart of God there blazed into their .(5oul an earnestness they had never felt .•before. They awoke, to their sinful- "iiess and their immortality, and hero they sit at GO 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 fla.ys brighter than the morning. In the morning they devoured the prey, but at night they divided the spoils. Then there are others who started put 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 ijike to have the morning sunlight Dangled in the headgear of a dashing span. They wanted the bridges in the park to resound under the rataplan of .their swift hoofs. They wanted a igilded baldrick, and so they started on the dollar hunt. They chased it up «one street and chased it down another. followed it when it burrowed in cellar. They treed it in the roof. Wherever a dollar was expected to be, they were. They chased it acro.ss the ocean. They chased it across the land, 'i'hey stopped not for the night. Hearing that dollar, even in the darkness, thrilhd tHwfl&s au Adirondack spprts- js thrilled at midnight by a loon's •iyh 'ihay. chased that dollar to the fcy vault. Th^vchased it to the gov- , They routed it from All the the ; for that "Hjprk away! a vvhea ajfc last they came «pt>ft it and had actually captured it, their excitement was like that of a falconer who UBS successfully flung his first hawk. In the morning of their life, oh. how they devoured the prey! But thei-e 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 through which they could look into the uncertainty of all earthly treasures. They saw some Ralston, living at the rate of $2(5,000 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 fjjit treasury. Ai ip few the woods and hunt. It rekindles the lustre of 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 rang 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 kills you instead of that which you are pursuing. When you turn out to hunt the world the world turns out to hunt you; and as many u 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. So 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 end to his ambition and his life with one stroke. Mary Queen of Scots wrote on the window of her castle: From Ihe top of all my trust Mishap hath laid me in tho 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 are preaching. I am going to do that very thing. In the morning of my life I am going to devour thtj prey, and in the evening I shall divide the spoils of Christian character. I only want a little while to sow my 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 avast 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 \mder them before they get to be 00, before they get to lie 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 morning 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 oft' 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 had ant opportunity since,. and never will have an opportunity again. They locked the door of heaveiv against their soul, and they threw away the keys. They chased the world, and they died in the chase. The 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 the would, they lost both and got neither. While this is an encouragement to old people who are still unpardoned, it is 110 encouragement to the young who are putting oil' the day of grace. This doctrine that the old may be repentant is to be taken cautiously. It is medicine that kills or cures. Tho 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 life 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 a very brief life. Its heart beats twenty-four times and then it is dead. How quick this transition in the character of these Benjamite.s: li ln 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?Yes, a man may be at 7 o'clock in the morning an all devouring worldling, and at 7 o'clock at night he niuy b« a peaceful, distributive Christian. Con, version, is instantaneous. A man passes, into the kingdom of Uod quicker than down the sky runs zig-zag lightning. A man may be anxious about his &oul for a great many years; that does not make him a Christian,. A man uuy pray a great while; that doss, not, make him a Christian. A man may resolve on the reformation of his character, and ite thajr, while; that does hot make him ft Chris* tian. But the very Instant when ha flings his soul on the mercy of Jesus Christ, that instant is*iustratlon> emancipation, resurrection. Up to. that point he is going in the wrong direction; aftei-that point he is going ill the right direction. Before tlitit moment lief "'is a child o'f sin; after' that' moment iie is a child of God. Before that moment devouring the prey; after th^t'moment dividing the spoil. Five minutes is as good as five years. My hearer, you know very well that the best things you have done you have 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. f AM AND HOUSEHOLD, MANY ACBBS, rew HANDS!, "- SLIM f>Ottk§TBt)Ol4s, fcon't tfnd«»tiU{fi tlote ThftA ^oU Catt Co Mnimre In the' 'la tKe, 1 Gronrtd— %tes' Hhd Hennoholcl Helps. With your pen or pencil yon were pursuing- it. That very morning you were devouring the prey, but that very night yon 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, 1 said to some persons: "When did you first become serious about your soul?" And they told me: "To-night." And I said to others: "When did you give • your heart to Ood?" 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 gayety 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 exhilaraiitandtransportinguttcrances, that they 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 might be broken up, and that by one. quick, overwhelming, instantaneous flash of illumination, yon 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. 1" in 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 the 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 tine spoils. It is taking a defenceless soul and pano- | plying it for et-ernal conquest. It is the distribution of prizes by the ! king's hand, every medal stamped witli a coronation. It is tin exhilaration, an -expansion. It is im- paradisation. It is enthronement. Ke- ligion makes a man master of earth, of death and hell. It goes forth to gather the medals of victory won by Prince Eiironuel. and diadems of heaven, and the glories of realms terrestrial, amd celestial, and then, after ranging all worlds for everything that is resplen- [ dent, it divides the spoil. What waa '• En- ! Mixed Take a ride With me .and I will show you corn fields that have scarcely been cultivated at all, and Where the drills are solid rows of grass and weeds, says T. 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 bugs and overgrown wibh weeds,' and, the cultivation between the drills so neglected, that you can scarcely . see a potato leaf. And this shall not ba on some shiftless farmer's place, an exceptional case, but on farms managed by good farmers, in some cases our best fanners. 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. The trouble, is not in the men, but in the system they are following. We 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 so- curing 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 be grown at a loss. Year, ago I did just this way myself, bu seeing i*. was not business-like I gradually worked out of it, anc undertook to. do less and less until there was little enough to do 30 we could usually do abou our best and make everything we did, pay. The above namoc farmers are making a little money, tloing pretty well, but they might do better. As little as we undertake to ao, wo sometimes get caught. One (lay our wheat was all cut and ilry. enough to get 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, and BO it must go in the barn. This took three clays, and then my son did not feel well, and there was other jobs that must bo done, and those potatoes were neglected for some time. It d-id not rain, but was hot and dry. If ws had tended to the potatoes wo shonlcl 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 on our farm, not that we are any smarter than others, but simply that we do not undertake to do any more things than wo are qtaite sure we can handle. Friends, let me urgre you to work in this same direction. ' There is less worry and more profi't. I can take you to farms to-day, where the owner has tried to grow corn and potatoes. , If he had put out but the one crop and no more acres of it, and put all the labor on it that has been spread over the two, it would show a fino profit and be something to be proud of. Now there is no profife in either Applied/upon the land to be«etH the next season's crop, and generally will give bettei* results than to apply on unpiowed land 'and plow under; while tDere will be much, less loss of the valuable pastures. In 'applying the manure, should distribute as evenly as possible, gauging the quantity lately by tfie needs of the soil, remembering that there, is little danger of applying too much.— Journal o< Agriculture. ''' in tli* Gfound. The building of silos prevents many farmers and small dairymen from ensilaging green crops. It is well enough, perhaps, to have a good, 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 bo — Farmers Voice. . Dairy Notes. A creamery should not be started until 390 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 the 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. The best dairymen practice the best economy in feeding when they feed all the cow will eat up clean and no more. Bulky food should always bo fed with concentrated food, to avoid possible discomfort and injury from the latter. The cream should be set as soon fiLECf RtC LIGHTS IN ', '' - ' - vl VAlttC t»f til ft A*e tnni|)« Sift Pit StttlM itig ni ct*ewt tt&ttfa*' A. novcj application of the electrtd search light has been made In Scotland. To enable the workmen to Inbof through the night while a pit was being sunk a search light, the apparatus foi* which consisted of an arc lamp, A lend and a mirror, inclosed in a sheet iron case, was suspended over the pit's mouth. Access to the lamp was obtained by a sliding shutter on each side of the case. The light was focused or adjusted by a screw on the top of tile outside of the case, and when necessary the lamp could be adjusted to diffuse light throughout the whole shaft, or bo concentrated at the bottom. The mirror, which was hung on its center, could be moved in n 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: Tne light in the shaft was far in excess of that given by the ordinary sinker's lamp, consequently more work could be performed hi a given time. The lamp, being stationed on the surface, could be got nt easily at any time for adjustment without inconvenience to the sinkers, and in the event of the strata giving off firedamp it gave perfect immunity from danger of explosion. Another point of not ti little importance was that by the aid of the 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 Democrat. it that James Turner, the famous En- \ crop, and if they are near the road, glish evangelist, was doing when in 1 , the farmer wishes they were back his dying moments lie said: "Christ is : out of sight; and ho never would invite any friends to go and see them all! Christ is all!" Why, he was entering into light; he w;is rounding tha Cape of'Good Hops; he was dividing the spoil.. What was. the aged Christian Quakeress doing when at 80 years of age-she arose in the meeting one day and said: "The time of my departure is come. My grave clothes are falling oft' 1 .'" Shu was dividing tins .spoil. She longed with win;* 8 to fly away, And uaix with that stern-al duy. What is Daniel now: doing-, tho lion tamer? and Elijah who was- drawn by the flaming coursers? and Paul, the rattling 1 of whose chains made kings quake? and all, the- other -rictims of Hood, and lire, and wreck, a.ucl guilluy tine—where are thej:'?. Dividing the spoil. Tea thousand times tan thousand, In sparkling, raiment bright, The anniea-of the ransomed saints Throng:iip tha stoops of light. 'Tis finished, alt is flalshec!). Their fight with death and sin; Lift high your golden gates And let the victors in. Oh, what a grand thing ifc is to bo a Christian! We begin now to divide the apoil, but the distribution will not bo completed to-all eternity. There is a poverty-struck soul, there- is a business despoiled souli there is a sin- struck soul, there is. at bereaved soxil— why do you not come and get tha spoils of Christian diameter, the comfort, the jpy; the jjt-ace, the salvation, that I am sent to offer you in my Master's name? Though your knees knock together ia weakness, thougft your hand tremble- in fear, though your eyes rain tears, of uncontrollable weeping—come- and get the spoiils. Rest for all the weary. Pardon, for all Use guilty. Lztbor for all. the beslormed. Life fov all the dead. I verily believe (shat there are some- who havo come in here, downcast bit-cause the world is against them, and because thp;y feel God is against them, who will g-c* away saying: I caiae to. Jesus as I wets, Weary and worn and saiil? I found in him a resting place, And he bus made me glad. Though you came in children-of the world, you may go away tyuir.s af heaven. Though this very autumnal morning you were devouring the l>r«y, now, all worlds witnessing, /yoiv inuy divide the spoil. \ Customer—Is this pure gifcmnd ro'Fofc you gold me? Grower—Of/course it is What makes y$u 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 dfc>. so. In AVintor. As it will be- an exceptionable case when the land will be so' rich that no manure is necessary, all reasonable care should ba taken to scciwe all that is possible. On the majority of farms winter it* by far the best season for making!-manure; and generally, there is mose time to haul out and properly apply. But in order to secure the best results it is very important that the preparation boimado iu advance. One important matter iai: doing this is to have feeding 1 places whore frho stock can bo fed and the manura accumulated in one or more places. A supply of bedding ia also essential, so as to absorb and r&tain the liquid soiling, and .at the Btune time lislp to keep the stock alean and comfortable. With all classes of sto«k it is very important .la maintaining the best health and thrift to do. this, at the same time avoiding using too much, as this adds to the cost of handling without an increase in value. One of thja best ways of applying manure is on plowed land, intended for spring crops. By applying on the surfacja during the winter, the action of the rain and the- melting snow will, tond to carry the more valuable poe-tious into the Boil, while the necessary preparation of tho soil in the spring, the cultivating and barrowiaig that will need to be given to progBiiy fit it for t-2»e feed, will be sutticie.nt to thoroughly incorporate the manure into the soil,. Ono<6f the best plans of management is to use what bedding is- needed to keep th«- stock clean, and then as it accumulates both in the stables, sheds oz feeding lots, load directly into tha- wagon, haul to the field, and scatter whore it is needed. This avoids all unnecessary handling, and is aa item in getting the work done afc. the lowest cost. Another thing should also be remembered, that it pays better in the end to manure thoroughly, than to scatter over- too large a surface. With a little planning of the work, nearly op quite a.11 o| the manure m'ade. dur- the winter can. be hauled out ao4 as possible after milking 1 . It will not separate rapidly when subjected to jarring and shaking. It is poor economy to turn a herd 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: ll be a pine qua non in dairying. Cows should be trained so that will let any kind of person milk them, but they do better when -he same person milks them each line. Uttcleanlineas in milking, not cooing tho milk quickly after milking, iad fodder, bad. air in stables and isease in cows are causes of tainted nilk. In order to get the fat all out of lie butter the churn should not be filled too full. It is necessary to- 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, there- A Mldnig-lil luuitlciit. The head of a home in northeast Baltimore was awakened by his wife- with the informal ion that burglars- were in the house. He ridiculed her suspicions at first, but some ominous roiscs 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 prelimianry warning to the invaders, as he- did not care to surprise them. Tho ominous sounds continued, however, and cold chills began chasing each other in rapid transit style up and down liis spinal column. Urged on by encouraging stage whispers from his wii'e-he moved toward the kitchen, clutching, his weapon until its outlines were iuapninted en his hand. Then he pushed: open the- door. As it swung back a pistol-like report echoed through the house, causing tho investigator to beat a hiiety retreat, firmly convinced ; that he was shot. Under the gaslight i he soon found that he was unhurt and again ad-vancccl on the kitchen. This time- ho entered and lit a match, but jiist then tho clooiv shut with a bang, piifling out the light and increasing tho terror which had taken possession of him. After another retreat the kitchen was again entered, and- thistime the gas was lighted. Then surprise took tho place o'f foar. Tho kitchen looked as if a smallrsized cyclone had struck it. Broken china and glass-, encumbered 1)10 floor and, everything, was in -confusion; But no' burglar could bo seen Searching, fur.tfter the cause was soon discovered. The wife- lind pi.it up a , . , . . sro " quantity of catsup in bottles and placed fore avesy farmer-who is keeping two [ ; ;thotn on a 'shelf,;. During tht- nMit tho and.getting really bub what one -j: CM I sup began to • fermonfc. Several bot- J —--''---- -'- '- -' ' tics exploded; throwing; 3urroundhi£? objects to the-floor and creating li'uvoo genorally.^-Baltiinore Stem. should produce is losiua: money. Iloiuuiliold Helps. To keep ice in the sickroom over night sot tho pitcher in a newspaper, gather uftitho ends,, twist them tight,. .,*„„„„„ , and snap on a rubber band. . AlUun *S* woman- lm w few ••rights" Covers for cups and glasses used] m * lranc °. M. tho woi-d' is. generally in a sick room caa.foe made of card- • usea> cnd -di> i uotinar,ticu)ate' in govern- board and covered, with a crochet I lllcut ln any, direct, way,, they possesa cover of either white silk, wool or cotton, a/>- preferred, a small loop being puiiiii.tho middle of the top to lift it by. If colepy. were ejvten freely, sufferers from rheumatism would bo comparatively few. Ibiaa mistaken idea that cold and damp produce the, disease—they simply develop it- Acid blood is the pi-unary and sustainr ing cause. If celery is eaten largely; an alkaline blood is- tho result, nn& whore this oxisis there can b.e neither rheumatism nor gout iit should l.o oaten cooked. Carroi pudding.- is said by those who have eaten it to bo very ni*o. Boil and mash fine six ounces of carrot, add'six ounces of suet chopped fine, half a pound of currants, t,wo large tablespoomul* of sugar, .hall a nutmegj a salt-spoon of cn't and t&ree large tablespeonfuls of flour. Mix all these ingrsdieuts thoroughly, put them in a greased pot and baiil the pudding for throe hours. 3Ms re- seipt is from, a correspondent who has tried it. A iome way to repair garden hose when,you ar.e at a distance-- fteora the supply shop: Take two ounces or more of naphtha, into whioh drop as. much shollao- as it will absorb tillt of the consistency of thiiiigum. Cut: same bandages of canvas, or thick laatheiv spread the composition on •ane side of them, bind mg&tly roujid fche hose and. fasten firicjy with twiae. The hose mast be kept dry before the plasters ass applied. Keep the- cement in a glass-stoppered bottle.. floor of the kitchen and djning room should be brushed after every meal, the sideboard rearranged, and the table prepared, for the soming This is an important matter when the housalseepef attends personally to the dining room. The receptacles for sttgar.. salt, tke various table sauces, ets., the glasses, silver, napkins and cutlery may be placed ready for "ise, and the t$bJe prepared ready for the water, biread, etc., and then Covered with a clean cloth large enough to protect Jfc entirely trow, au4 : iu that country certain privileges which arc unusual, in Aancrica.. Among tho tradespeople tho -wife, instead of being, entirely apart; froni.lieir husband's busi- ness, very often. oxuKcisus. a con troll-- ing influence.-over.-it. Sometimes,, among the tower classes , the French wife lincls it necessary to.i clmstiso her husband; in order to keep, him rigidly to.his-duties.. Not long ago. a. party of Americana-, were traveling. In. a, steamer on one of,' the French rivors. Thoy arrived at a. lock, which w;is-closed;, mar was there- any visible sign of tho lack-keeper. Behind a bunch, ort troea near by roaa. the chimney o«a cottage,, and prcsuntly/ from, bdiind; the same tuft of foliage- came the sound o£ a series of howla, yells and groans. "Where is- the loek-fceoper?" soaie* one-asked of. the eaptalaaf the steamer. "Qh, he'lii be here presently," an- nwered the .captain, cajiuly. '-He e«n?t c:oaae just now;; he's tousy. His vviffl, Is, whipping lite?' A. New Roll»r Sknto. "A ratliai' fwrmldniMe compet^ou- to? the cycle,. I hear, has made its anpgar- anc-e in the Midlands hi the sJinno of I a pneumatic- road skate. It tws lately been, seen in the- streets of Bjrmiug- liam, and,, judging from the admiration • it elites,, is uoi unlikely, .L should ihiuk, to tM its way into al, imrts'of the country. The invention, which \ynS patented a short time ago by a. Scotch firm, is- e-videuily derived fi'uin the Did roller skate of skating-rink celebrity; but, whereas, the ordinary KoU»r skate hiis- Hour wheels, 1Jie pneumaiio skate ims ooly two, placed. ia line at eithei- extremity of the skate,; and, instead' oC iolid rubber are covereti wi.th pneumatics tires. The patentees claim for them, that ojie can skute over ordinary turnpike roads with them the same as on, ico, and at even greater speed, white, at the same time they will easily as* ceiid 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. O»e obvious advantage of the pneumatic skate over the pneumatic cycle is that puuctmed tires may Ua readily rented, as tlio skater may carry surplus tires, or even, wheels ready fitted hi his Letter,

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