rYIIISII BOD'S CLAIM. Whiskey Bob was doal broke, very tired, and wanted to sit down and utility out his situation and wbat was bent to be done. He put down bis rocker and pock carefully on the graxs; bis blankots were strapped in it, witb pick, shovel, tin wash-pan and frying-pan, with a bag containing a little pork, bam, flour and tin pot for bis coffee, and peeping from the roll oi oianaeis was me duck oi a whiskey bottlo, lie had stopiwd at the bottom of a high mountain ridge, not far from the Yuba river, that mode along for miles. It was well wooded and shaded by old trees, bad little under brush, and just below bini there ran a creek amid tne ousiios clear and cool, over the rebbles, which was very pleas' ant to see and hear in the bot weather of sniumor. "Hero I be again, the samo dernod fools as evor, ruined by whisky, after making piles of money; 1 iust deserve it, What a dog-goned jackass a human can mako hisself with whisky. Taking np his pack, Lob toilod slowly up tlio ridge under the trees until bo came to the top, whure it flattened out in little level places and slight depressions Birds were singing aud flowers blooming around him; and. as he sat down to rest be beard, to his astonibbment, not very far off, tho clear, sweet voice of a fonialo singing. l'oeping cautiously under the young pino trees, there, in a little open flat, sitting on a rock, was the singer, It was a pleasant picture to look at for a lonely man a bill, shapely, buxom young girl, with light golden hair, blue eyes, ana very reguiur, pretty itaiures. She was dressed in a short calico dress, witb moccasins on ber feet and a sun- bonnet thrown back from her bend Her hand rested on a long Kentucky riHe. (She was a representative of the better class of Western girls, who were continually in those early days arriving in the mountains of California from tho long trip overland, emigrating in familios from Kentucky and other States. Whisky Bob liskmod to the song witb delight, and gazed at the singer in ad miration; and then, with bis pack on bis shoulder, coolly walked out into ber presence, and, putting the pack down not fur from her, sat down himself. The young Rirl looked at him a little sur prised, but sat composed and still, only putting her band carelessly on tho Btock of ber rino. Then she spoke to mm. "Well, mister, who might you bo, that walks into a young lady s drawing room, without knocking, even on the bark of a tree? "Please, Miss, I'm called Whisky Bob out prospecting, e aid he. "No 'miss' about it, Mr. Bob, please My name, for short, is Nell Green to all , 1 l II 1 ,.t L incnUH, ami lo uiuuin wen, i v minut ing iron," said the girl, and continued: "Your name of Whisky is a bad one, young man, and, I reckon, shows you are being ruined by com juice. Is that cr9" "Well, Nell, that's a fact but rather rough, said Bob, who saw the girl had a half smile on nor lace. She was not in the least bold or for ward, or wanting in modesty; but tho company of rough men, danger, and soenos in the wilderness, bad taught her to be self-composed and self reliant. "Now, Mr. Bob without the Whis keyit seems to me," said Nell, "ye're throwing yerself away; and thore might be something better for yer, if ye'd soek seek it, and she looked at him with an expression of some interest. "I know it, Nell, if I could only do it." "Got no folks, no family, to keer for you? said Noll. "Nary one." replied Bob; never had. I toted myself and pack up this ridge to .jest seek my luck once more, and quit the corn juioe and reform. 1 said to my' self. 'Bob. if ye could only meet a wo man anywhere in theso diggings, and stake out a claim where sho stood, it would bring ye fresh luck, and ye might turn over a new lyaf, and be somebody once more.' And here, sure onough.I ve met j'ou. "Ye mean rigbt, I'm sure," said Nell, softly. "But down the trail away yon der I see my folks are coming along, witb their fixings and plunder, pau, man, and the rest ov 'em. I must put out, stranger; but, Mr. Bob, let me say a kind word to ye on parting from a short acquaintance. Yer say a woman brings ye lnek every timo. Now I jest hope 1 11 bring good fortune to yer, ana you may take yer pile out of this 'ere suut. thoucli I can't see wbero it is. And, Mr. Bob," said the girl, hesitating, "ef ye do find it, and act up to yer goou in tentions about the corn juieo well, then, Mr. Bob, my folks aro raising log bouses and shed fixings down on the opening at the foot ov the creek, away there where ye can see a break in the trees. We mean to locate." And walk ing up to Bob, sho put ber band on his shoulder, "and, Mr. Bob, ef ye raise yer pile ye can bring jest a little piece of gold down for Nell to remember she brought a bettor life for ye." Bob was confused, and seemed to feel a tear in bis eye, but he caught the little band and kissed it, while Nell, blushing, hurried away witb a step like an ante lope's. Whisky Bob was a believer in luck, destiny, or whatever we may choose to call it, and more particularly, he had a strong belief in bis own good luck, especiallv in its relations to the fair sex. He took bis rocker and put it in run ning order down the ridge by a little pool of water, fed by a small stream, where he could bring bis dirt and wash out for half an hour, and then pack down more while the pool was filling with wa ter again. . Next he went and rolled away the rock where Nell had been sitting and flinging by the dry pebbles of the rivu let, and, taking bis pick, commenced digging out a ditch in the grass, about two feet wide, down stream, and took the dirt down to his rocker. He worked until sunset, only finding about six bits of coarse gold, but in his last bucket, when washed out, he found a good solid piece of gold weighing three ounces. This encouraged him, and brightened his hopes for the future. There was gold there now found to be a fact. In the morning be rose by daylight, and after his breakfast of friM pork and coffee, ending with the usual smoke oi his pipe, be went to work again, deter mined to work the place out forNsIH; aake, if he did not make a fortune. He worked bard and stead tl the day, only stopping H noon for tome coffee and a smoke bcneaih tho pine-tree I camp. The sun was very bot. but he dulu t mind it. At nibt, when he , washod out the result of tUa dm hard toil, he only bad a dollar's worth of . coarse gold, but he found a little piece of ribbon Nell bad lost from ber hair. ; This consoled himampl r, as be kissed 1 it and said to himself, "Bob. better luck la. it i a ' . to-morrow, uis claim was what miners callod "very spotted," for the gold was scattered In spots here and there. The next day and the next his lalwrs brought him the same results about enough to pay expenses, or, as the minors call it, "grub money." The fourth day. just before be washei out, in bis last rocker of dirt, at suusot, be found two pieces of cold one worth 150, the other full $200. Bob was happy that night, and tied the bluo rib bon, with a leather string round bis neck, so that it could rest on bis heart. The next two days brought no big pieces, but the seventh be took piccos of gam irom tue ciay-uise cement weighing about $700. It was dark-colored gold, pretty solid, and twisted in strange shapes, with boles in it, but not appear ing much worn, or iu mining parlance, "washed." When the minors rmssod him daily on their way over the divide thoy stopped to ask what his luck was, and when thoy saw a very little course gold in bis pan they laughed at him. But Bob kept bis lumps of gold in bis poekot, or buriod them besido the rock in bis camp. In this way he worked on, taking sometimes large piecos of gold out, half as largo as iseiis little nut, and then for days very little. Tho days and weeks passed by, but Bob toiled on, determined to work out bis claim thoroughly. He dug down stream, until over the edge of the flat it became so steep no show of gold could be found, and then dug boles and cross ditches to see if the littlo depressions of the mountain bad any more chunks of gold buriod under the grass roots. But he bad worked it out; and what was bet tor, he hud kept his word to Noll, his resolution to himself to reform, and had taken out his cue at the same timo, He now examined and weighed his gold, and found that ho had about six thousand dollars, mostly in heavy piecos. This was a pretty good fortune for soven weeks' digging, and Bob felt an uncon querable longing to go and tell Nell all about it. Tho next morning by day light he cleared up, packed his tbiugs and started down the ridge to the nearest trading tent. But in his blankets, care fully strapped out of sight, was a heavy bag of gold in place of a whisky bottle. Bob had a heavy load to pack, but it was nil down hill, and therefore easier for him. Ho arrived at the mining store, or trading tent, so common in the moun tains in olden times, where almost any thing could be purchased from a paper of pins to a calico shut and broadcloth pautaloons. Here no rested ana reno vated himself generally, found an old Bailor who could cut and trim his long hair and beard to reasonable proportions, and purchased some calico shirts and other clothes, until, when dressed up liicoly. ne could have walked the streets of any city, and any of the fair sox would have said he was a very nne look ing follow. It was early in the day yet, and Bob sot. nut trt Hud the ranch of Nellv's peo- pie. leaving his pack except the blankets - - 4 containing bis gold, which were slung over his shoulders on bis pick handle Id a littlo over a mile's walking he found a prottY valley at the mouth of the creek, where some new log houses, fences and clearings indicated isoiis borne, . In a back room, with ber white, strong, beautiful arms bare to the shoul der, stood pretty Nell at the wasntuu, very busy iu a stream of soap-suds and Kentucky jeans, singing freo as a bird. Bob put down bis pack and walked in, but Nell's quick car heard, and as she . m . 1 11 1 turned and saw him her cueeKS nusnea and ber eves sparkled. "What? Bob, is that you come at lasu in store clothes, too 1' said sho glano- ing with bright eves at the young man and with woorlv disguised pleasure." "Certain sure, isen; you saiu i niigm come. "Yes, Bob; but bow about the whisky?" "Nell. I havn't touched a drop sinco yon saw me; if l have they may snoot me. And what's more, don t mean to- if you say so, replied bo. "An' Bob, did I bring luck to yer? Was there gold up thar?" "Nell, thar's six thousand dollars and more, rolled in them blankots thar, I nwe to vour pretty self, or I'm a nigger. And, Noll, just look here," and Bob took from the bieaet of his shirt a package oarefully wrapped in paper, which had resieu on tue oow vi itcu o muo nuuuu be had found, and which she plainly Tf . . . ' A. 4,1. ...AM A 1 AflA saw. unwrapping it, uioru wuo a jjj-o of gold, in the shape of a spread eagle almost exact in every part, weighing over six ounces. "Nell, vou said I might bring yer a specimen from my pile, and here 'tis.' "Yes, Bob, but what gal's bit of rib bon is that yer so keerful about?" said Nell, with a loving look, but turning her face from him mischievously, and Btir ring the soap-suds.' "That ere," replied be, "broke loose fmm tlm bar of an angel that met me on the mountains, yonder, and said some kind words to a dead-broke man, that gave him new life, and what's more brought good luck and a pile of gold to bim, and he kept the thing as a charm to lighten his thoughts when he felt down hearted," and Bob went closer to Nell, hose checks turned red. Yp Bob." said she. "but ain't that talk kind of airy? Angels don't flit round these digging, as I ever beerd ov." "Yes. Nell, that's so; but any woman s an angel to a man that's going wrong, who, in the loving kindness of her heart encourages bim to do right, and that's what yo've done for me. Y'e see, Nell, I've never had any folks of my own blood to keer for me; I went into a ship's cabin as 'prentice boy from an orphan asylum. That ere gold came to me by luck from you, and if ye'd only take it with something else' With what. Bob?" but Nell still kept ber face turned away, while be was edging still closer to her. "Well, SM, it I must make the rime, jest Uke Bob with the dust and make him a happy man for the rest of his life. He loves yer, and would die for ver on " ....I ii.. I. t.i i : . i muj lino, uu uuu mum uia arm arouuu her Blender waist. Noll at lost tnrned ber blushing face, and looking roguishly at Bob said: "Don't you think, Bob, it would bo bet tor sense to say ye'd live for Null than die lor her? Bob didn't sjwak, but drow Nell to him. and kissed ber. Nell, somehow had hor bands so ontanglod in tho soap-suds and clothos that sho couldn't resist, but she pouted her lips, and Bob took bis kisses back from them. Three years after the above events happened, in that same valloy, was a very pretty cottage with a garden and flowers around it, that indicated teste aud refinement, and tbo whole clearing bail becoino exlensivo, with its buildings and improvements. Hero resided Mr. lioWrt Stintou and bis pretty wifo Null, I lie handsomest and happiest couple iu the northern counties. Mr. Stinton was a prosperous rattle dealer, well to-do, and few roinomborod there ever was such a niau as Whiskey Hob. (iusliluy. It seems perfectly- natural for some people to gush. They are boiling springs, so full that they must run over, They gush on overy occasion, and wonder how you can bo so cool about everything! They do nut think you have any feelings at all. You nevor show any I now dolighted thoy are with every thing! All tho days are spluudid! All the people are so delightful! All the sights they see aro charming. All the singers are such heavenly warblors! All the wo men aro angols! and all tho men have such elegant mustaches! Every objoct can be gushod over. Lost summer ono of tho gushers a young lady was riding with us, and we came upon a drove of pigs. Our friend went into ecstaoies at once. "So charm ing! socunning! so wondorful! so strange that thoy oould be made into ham and eggs! and sausage! and spare-ribs! aud such an elegant curl in their tails! and she told tho pig driver that they wore "little darlings!" and got tho indignant reply: "No, they ain't. They'ro Berkshiros, and as big of their age as any pigs you ever see. Bet you a dollar on it 1" Somehow the sympathy of the publio generally is with the gushors. ' They aro bo iugonious, and so simple hearted ! So freo from guile I Like Truthful James, so "childlike and bland !" It is always a good thing to gush over a popular preacher. Everybody admires devotion, if thoy do not confess it, and it always makes people think well of you if you praise their minister's sermon. Nothing like appreciating your friend's minister. It is the next best thing to ad miring your friend's baby. And there is nothing bottor to gush over than a baby. Call it the dearest, sweetest, knowingest, most bewitching baby in the universe and all its near relatives will believe you, and nobody will think you are exaggerating except the woman next door, who had a baby about the same time the other one was born, and who knows that her baby is the brightest and handsomest baby on the footstool ! It is a good thing to gush at funerals. If you see anybody cry join in yourselves and cry, if possible, harder than the best of them! It will please the mourners to see how much you thought of the dead man; it will almost reconcile them to the necessity of having a funeral, be cause you show so much sympathy! It tells everybody that you have a boart to feel for the woes of others; and when charitable peoplo go around with a paper to get monoy to help the wwow and eight children, you will not have to give anything! Is not sympathy better than gold, especially to a lonely widow with eight children to support? No body will expect you to give anything. Thev will all remember how you gashed at the funeral, and when you tell the "paper" carrier that you have just paid some bills and parted with every cent of your available cash, and express vour grief that it has "happened so," if he is a man with a soul he will believe yon, and he will feel as if he ought to put his hand into his pocKot auu give you a quarter. Not long ago a young man of our own acquaintance married a spinstor twice bis age, ana cross-eyeu iu me unrguiu. When asked why be did so, bo made this reply : "Why. she criod so when my mother was bniied, and seemed so much cut up that I knew she must have a boart worth winning." So.you see.that gushing can do a great deal for the gusher. A New Balaxce fob Testing Weio hts. .Tlnrr vnn Kriunnr recontlr exhibited before the Buda-Pesth Academy a new . m 1 T balance designed ior use uy nungonan officials in the inspection of weights. Tho prism-shaped steel bed, on which tha miiliilA It nifn-edffe rests, is easily drawn out with the finger from the swal- . . . h i . l : low tair-shapea rollers ueiweon wuicn it is passed in the body of the balanoe. The beam can thus be easily removed. and replaced. Each weighing scale hangs on a conical point, and the stopping and raising arranga- uient is continued in a horizontal frame. Great accuracy in the readings ; rviitumnl hv milintitiitini' for tho pointer an optical arrangement on the beam, consisting oi two aenromauc jiw prisms, which render parallel the rays from opposite directions and send them to a telescope placed before the balance. At the two sides of the balance two scales are set (but on the walls of the room) ; the images of these scales move in the neld oi tne teioscope uenm tu other in opposite directions, and so the corresponding divisions can be read off. These readings are independent of vibra-.-mw y.f tlm talnnna. and are much Mvu. v 4 , more exact than those with telescope and cross threads, not to speaa oi iuo tum nn nnintnr Tim arrangement also UllU ' permits of tho centre of gravity of the balance being placed lower, the stability increased, etc. The weight of the bal ance is about forty-four pounas, tnouga both scales can carry forty-four pounds weight. A rUn. being asked to explain the paradox of how it was possible for a lazy man to attain so much education, an swered, "I didnt-attain it; 1 just heard it here and there, and iu too lazy to forget." querr Ideas a boat Sheet. In Norfolk, whenever servants are go ing after new situations, a shoe is thrown after them, with the wish that they may aucoeod in whatever thoy are going about. Somo years ago. when vossels engaged in the Green laud whale-fishery, left Whitby, in Yorkshire, tho wivna and friend of the sailors threw old shoes at the ships as they passed the pierhead. The practice is frequently observed in towns on the sea-ooast, and a correspon dent of yole and Queeries informs na that on one occasion when at Swansea he received a shoe on tbo shouldor, which was intendod for a young sailor, leaving bis homo to embark upon a trading voy age. As an omblem of gtwd luck and pros perity, an old shoe in in most places thrown with much enthusiasm at a bri dul oouplo. Various explanations, how ever, have boon assigned for this popu lar custom. Some think it was origin ally intended as a sbam assault on the bridegroom for carrying off the bride, and houee is a survival of tho old cere mony of opposition to the capture of a brido. Others, again, consider that the shoe was, iu former times, a symbol of renunciation of dominion aud authority over her by her futhor or guardiau; anil tbo receipt of the shoo by tho bride groom, even if accidental, was an ouicn that the authority was transferred to him. Thus, in the Biblo, the rocoiving of a shoe was an evidence and symbol of asserting or accepting dominion or own ership; tho giving back the shoo the symbol of rejecting or resigning it. In Denterouomy, for examplo, the cere mony of a widow rejecting her husband's brother in marriage is by loosing bis shoe from off his foot; and in Kuth wo find that "it was the custon in Israel concerning changing that a man plucked off bis shoo and delivered it to his neigh bor." In somo parts of Kent tho mannor of shoe-throwing is somewhat curious. It appears that after the departure of tho brido and bridegroom the single ladies aro drawn up in one row and the bach elors in another. When thus arranged an old shoe is thrown as far as possi ble, which the ladies run for, tho win ner being supposod to have tho first chance of marriage Sho then throws the shoe at the gontlouion, when the first who gets it is belioved to have the samo chance of matrimony. Wain, in bis "History of tho Isle 'of Man, al luding to this custom, tells us that "on tho bridegroom leaving his bouse it was customary to throw an old bIioo af ter bim, and in like mannor an old shoe after tho bride on leaving hor home to proccod to church, to iusure good luck to each respectively. If, too, by stratagem, either, of the bride's shoes could bo taken off by any spectator on hor way from church, it had to be ransomed by the bridegroom." In Yorkshire the ceremouy of shoe throwing was known as "thrashing," and the older the shoo the greater the luck. lleferring to the Continent, the Ger mans have a custom of throwing the bride's shoe among the guostsat the wed ding. The person who suooeeds in get ting it is oonsiderod to bavo every pros pect of a speody marriage. The bride and bridegroom also strew dill and salt in their shoes as a protec tion against witchoraft. Among the Pe ruvians it was formerly cuBtomary.when a man wished to marry, to go to the lady's house, when, with her father's cousunt, he put on her foot a particular kind of a shoe, in which he lod her to bis home. If she bad never been marriod before, tho shoe was made of wool ; if a widow, it was of rush. Many augeries aro still gathered from shoes. Thus, in Dorsetshire and other parts, girls use their shoes as a means of divining who their future husbands are to be. At night on going to bed, a girl places ber shoes at rigbt angles to one another in the form of a T, repeating the following rhyme : llopu ibli idRht my true lovt to ics I pines my nkioea Iu lha I mm ut a 'l. Among the various charms in which the shoe has been found highly effica cious, may be mentioned one proctiood in the north of England, where the peas antry, to cure cramp, are iu the habit of laying thoir shoes across to avert it. Mrs. Latham in her "West Sussox Supersti tions," published in the "Folk Lore Record" (1. 3'.),) tolls us of an old wo man who was at a complete loss to un derstand why ber rheumatism "was so uncommon bad, for she had put ner snoes In the form of a cross every night by tho Bide of her bed, evor since she folt the first twinge." A euro for ague, in the same county, consists in wearing a leaf tansy in the shoo. Soott, too, in his "Discovery of Witch oraft," tells us how "he that reoeiveth a mischance will consider whether he put not on his shirt the wrong side outward, or bis left shoe on bis right foot." An old writer, spoaking of the customs of Jews, says: "Home oi them observe, in aressing themselves in the morning, to put on the right stocking and rigbt shoe first, with out tying it; then afterwards to put on tho left, and so return to the right; that so they may begin and end with the right side, which they account to be the most fortunate." In Sussex, to put on the left shoe before the right is considered an infallible sign of evil to come, and a Suffolk doggerel respecting the "wear of shoes" teaches us the following : Trlpst tb loa : llva to woe; Wrlhldei live ioborlite; W anlthaba.il I live to pnd all; Wrar at tba bael : II ve to trt a deal. Curiom to say. the shoe has even en tered into the superstitions associated with death. According to an Aryan tra dition, the greater part of the way from the land of the living to that of death lay through morasses and vast moors overgrown with furze and thorns. That the dead might not pasa over tbem bare- foot, a pair oi shoes was lain wim in the grave. imnni tli rnsas cf salt rheum are the excessive use of salt as the name indicates and or strong acids, witn wie nut nf noor loans, with too much alkali in them, which irritate the skin, appear ing on the hands, etc. It is highly probable that some of the viotims of this eruption use too much soap on their hands, simply, and wet tbem too often. If the skin seams dry and hard, apply glycerein or sweet oil at night. "Swan sing befo ther die." The htve to, if thay siJf at alL Mosey Orders. 2ht suggestions in the report of the rostmastcr General in regard to tho moucy order system and its en largement, aro nppurontlj highly proper. Ho favors a reduction of the churgo for small ordors to five tents for amounts loss than $5. This, ho thinks, can bo done without loss to tbo department if another cbango is mado in tho way of oxtonding the amounts for which orders may bo issued from $30 to f 100. It is bo lioved that tho increase in tho busi ness of transmitting small sums would inoro than mako up tbo loss from tbo diminished rate. The ex perience of cbeup postago sinco tho days of Ivowlund Hill, has been that with each roduction iu tho cost of tho publio scrvico, tho sorvioc bus in creased ut a rato out of all propor lion to tho roduction nnd tho postal departments- of tho civilized world have raisod revenues at low rates they novor could hove raisod had tho old rates been conlinuod. The proposed roduction in money order rates is cminontly a popular movo and deserving of npprovul on that score Tho banks do not liko to mako drafts for small sums of money for very good reasons, and tho busi ness of transmitting small sums by mail is ono which is cminontly proper for tho Tost Ofllco Depart, inont to undertake It is especially tho caso with tho great number of peoplo who aro interested in sending small sums that thoy do not ordi narily keop bank accounts, or at least thoir relations with banks aro not such as to facilitate thoir Bond ing small drafts. When they como to tho ToBt Otlico tbo differonco bo tweon 10 cents nnd 5 cents is some thing as well worth considering as tbo diflorouco between 5 contsand 10 conts for postago, and they would npprociato nnd profit by so sensible a movo. Tho only wonder about it is that it had to wait until now to bo suggested. m i. A year or so ago a littlo girl living near lluthbonovillo, N. Y., a village ou tho lino of the Erio Railway, was pre sented with a pair of dovos. One day, three weeks age, they were flying across the railroad track, when the inulo bird came in collisiou with the smoke-stack of the Pacifio Express, which pusses the spot about 7 o'clock in the morning. The bird was killed by the shock, and instantly thrown out of sight of his mate. The female circlod about the spot for a few minutes, in evident amazement at tho sudden disappearanoo of hor mate. She then flew to a milo post near by and for a long time gave utterance to the mournful notes charac teristic of the dove. Suddenly sho seem ed to realizo what had curried the malo from her sight, and she roso in tlio air and flow swiftly in the direction the train had gone. She did not roturn until about noon. She alighted at ber cote, where she romainod tho rest of the day uttering her plaintive cries. Next morn ing, just bofore 7 o'clock, sho was seon to fly away and take a position noar the spot whore she saw ber mate tho day before. Whon the express train came along she flew at the looomotive, hovored about the smokestack and around the cab as if looking for hor mate. Sho accom panied the looomotive for a milo or bo and then roturned to ber cote. Evory day since thon she has repeated this strange conduct. She goos to hor look out for tho train at precisely tho samo timo each morning and waits until the train couios along no matter how late it may be. She nevor goes further than about a mile with the train, returning to her cote and mourning pitoously all day. VrniiT lin An mrfrnnrlinarv falhlOV is the dread of night air. What air can wo brcatho at night but night air? Ihe nlinimt la lintwnnn nnrfl nlirllt without and foul air from within. Most pooplo preior the latter. An unocooiuiiuuiu choice. What will they say if it is provod to bo true mat tuny one-nan oi tlin liuonaa n anflnr from are occasioned by people sloeping with thoir windows shut? An open winnow, mosmiguw in tbo year, can novor hurt anyone. This is not to say that light is not necessary Inr rannvnn Tn croilt cities nicllt air is often the best and purest air to be bad in twenty-four hours. I could better understand shutting the windows in town during the day than the night, for the sake of the sick. The absence of smoke, the quiot, all tend to make night the best time for airing tho patient. Ono of our highest medical authorities on consumption and climate has told me Hint, tlm air in London is never so good as after ten o'clock at night. Always air . . . il l your room with outsiao air u possuno. win.lmvi ir tnoilo to onen. doors are made to shut; a truth whioh scorns ex- tremely difficult of apprehension. x.very rnnm mmt 1B aired from without, every passage from within. But the fewer passages there are in a nospiuu mu uv ter. Florence Nightingale. A 1 AnMnaia vif nf ttrnnar- ing potatoes is a favorite breakfast dish in the West Indies: Two pounds of peeled potatoes are washod and gralou , fruit minina oils' ri am milled of suirar and butter melted, ono teaspoon ful each of salt and popper mixea won logmuer, i . linLincr liuh Atul tint into S brisk oven until done and shows a deli cate brown color. Another nioue oi proparing potatoes by tho French, after ti.. nniuisiAa am tinifnd in their jackets. is to peel and mash tbem with a fork; put them into a stewpan wun wmw uui- too mrA ,.lt tnniutanad throuirh with cream, and let tbem grow dry while stirring them over tne nre; auu more jaf.nnl 4111 AAnilnnA niMin'jr for nearly V CniU aMV wuaaaauw - 0 - an hour; turn them into a dish, and brown them on the top with a sala mander. S. B. UtaoLts, in Vu book on American resources, nays that there are 400,000,000 acres of land north and west of the Ohio river, on whica 1,800,000,000 bushels of wheat will be grown annually. Storing1 Potatoes. Every method has been tried by farm ers to store and preserve potatoes during the winter, and, we may say, until pota toes come again. It is tho most valua ble of all vegetables, though here and there we find a person and a writer who undertakes to tell us of their unwhole somenoss. It is universally consumed in all civilized countrios, as where it can not be grown it is imported, which can be done long distances without injury, when ventilation is attended to. In storing potatoes sovoral methods are adopted, yet they are practically the Hiiint), the object being to protect them against freezing, whotlier buried in pits or stored in cellars. The first considera tion is to keep them in orfoct darkne.s; tho next is, tho bins should not be too deep not ovor three foot to produce warmth and cause thorn to sprout. Whon stored in tho field, straight trenches aro dug, say twenty feet in length, aud four or five in width, which are filled to the depth of three foot with potatoes, thon well covered with straw, on top of whioh put eighteen or twenty inehos of earth. In a pit twenty foot long there should be about throo gas escapes or ventilating open ings, which should be plugged with straw and covered with a board set at an angle to turn the rain. 'If in cellars, barn or othorwise, tho bin should be coverod with rugs, and carpetings or straw. Those intended to be kept for lute spring sales should be frequently examined and all sprouts removed; for as soon as a potato begiug to sprout it loses its solidity and dryness. Senator Waito as a nusbaml. "Bluff Bon Wado" was the hero of many a stormy scene iu publio life, but be was no loss a hero at home. He was us chivalrous and gentle toward his wife as ho was bold and fiorue toward his op ponents and enemies. Says tho Phila delphia iVfJM: llis wifo had a small income, but old Bou would never touch a penny of it. llis peculiarity about money matters sometimes aotuallydistrossed Mrs. Wade and hor friends, llis poekot book was always open to his wife, but she proba bly during their long married life never was able to iuduco her husband to ac cept out of ber money tho price of a meal. lie used to say, "A man does not marry a woman to live off hor." I be lieve Mr. Wade positively thought it de grading for a man to use a woman's monoy, and so it is. Oneo ho said to his son, "Whut your wife has is her own, and what yon have is your wife's." This was Wado's chivalrous idoa of the treatment of a wifo; and right royally did ho practice it in bis own household. His courtesy to Mrs. Wado was always bo marked as to attract tho attention even of strangers. At seventy years of ago he was as fond and devoted a lover as she found him at forty. No two people oould possibly have lived more agreeably toguthor. Every thing Mrs. Wado said or did was exactly right in the estimation of ber husband, and during the entire courso of his long marriod life he probably never had a dis loyal thought or occasioned his wife moment's uncasinoss. An Indiana papor tolls us that tho Kopublican Conlral Committee of St Joseph in that State has done tbo unbonrd-ot thing ot making a dona- -tion of tho surplus campaign fund, amounting to 2755. to cbnritablo ob. jocts at South llend. This is a hot ter disposition ot surplus campaign political funds than is generally mado. Tboro is a logitimato uso for monoy in a political campaign, but thcio is a mnnifost danger that It may bo dovotod to improper pur posos. Nothing will moro spoodily demoralizo tho pooplo and make elections burlcsoaes than the uso oC monoy to control votes. In England this evil lias grown to such mum. moth proportions that a man of mod orate moans is not thought of os a candidate for a prominont ofllco. No salaries aro attached to Beats in Far llamenl, yet so groat is the contest for thorn tlint vast sums aro spent, almost without effort ut conceal, mont, to obtain thorn. The habit has become so fixod that the people now expect it, and sucb scones are witnessed, at elections as disgrace tho Nation. The latest visionary businoss scheme comes from London. It con sists of a proposition to insure mer chants against loss from bad dobls, and is udvocatod in tho London Daily News, Its advocate claims that tho guaranteed cor tain ty Jof payment of all goods sold at tho ex. piiation of credit would enable a merchant to extend bis buying and Belling oporations with great confi dence, and at a minimum ot profit, with a resulting benefit to both pro ducers and consumers. An exchango says: Kobert Colyer preaohod last Sunduy on "The Man Who Liod for His Tarty," and the next day soventoen pow.boldors sent in their resignation. Noting the above tho Inter-Ocean thinks that Dr. Colyer bad bottor return to his old flock in Chicago. New Yorkers are too sensitivo for his honest way ot talking. An Eastorn papor says: "Mr. LonL'follow can take a worthloss sheet of paper and by writing a poem on it make it worth 850. That's genius. 4lr. Vundorbin can writo fewer words on a similar sheet, and nrnl-t n. worth S50.O00.000. That's capital." And wo might add, an im- tnonse amount ot lack. "Gath" reports that the big, white-whiskered bar-keeper at the Fifth Avenue Hotel said one night: "Look around this room. You see 300 men in L Well, there ain't one of thorn that has not just sold bis mine for 12.000,000, and is in despair because be has not asked four.