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LOVE 8 C0MMANDME51B.
raoH mi roiTLr.
Tkt fint Is, R"i that th " ta
m lovtd b; jou in U tha world but ma.
Tit eeooud ii for you lo render plain
Itu nitol not iwmt to lova nie,dear. In veia. '
Tie third in SumU) i, tod whtn I Incline,
fights through tht week to keep tbtut wholly
ft honor you, in all i our walki nd wajrt,
Comet fourth to honor you through nil my oars.
The fifth la. you shall nam kill my reet,
Xor tear with Jealout , thought my
Ike il x lb It- for you slone tbey ihine
lU.lno tly lookt ttolhtr tyet than mint.
hterTenlh-well, where true lott bold bit
ft trornt lo dretm ol any but bit own.
Xht eighth, bear no Wet wltni-t, bad or food!
mt It tilent, M witt maident tlwula.
Tit ninth It, nt'er oomptrt your neighbor1
With mt tbtt ( to tomt diecredit thow.
Tbt tenth Is, ooret
But bear with patient
not another"! eaehmere
grace what to your lot
AN IDEAL MABY.
"A cheerful surprise for the bride of
tear forsooth," thongbt Pieroe Elgin,
Vitb'ft fading tlmost of self-contempt as
he stood on the steps of he custom-
Sonet at H Ue bad jus received
Jotioe that e change in the adminie Irs
Uon would necessitate e change- in the
.(Doors of the custom house, and Llgin t
appointment not receiving the PP';
o the President, his was the first bead
that foil under the political guillotine
"Ah. Anne. I fear you made a mistake
when you chose the poor artist n prefer
Doe to the wealthy . and influential Uw
yor. Art end politic, do n gre.
Sighed the gentleman to himself as he
descended the broal stois leading to the
street. It was a clear October evening,
d be decided to walk to hie borne in
the suburbs. At be thoughtfully pro
eeeded on bit way, thinking of hit wife,
the little romance of bit love and mar
riage passod through bit mind like the
ihifting toenot in a thoater.
Four years ago be had met At ne Ilortt
tortly after bit return front Europe,
rbitberhe bad gone at the urgent inn
ationof tn uncle living abroad, who
I Med bim to cultivate bit talent for
tainting. For thit purpose be had at
ended the art echool at Munich and
ment year in Italy at the eipenae of
Hit generout rolative.
He returned to America with fine cre
dential! aud lofty ideal!. But be did
ot find the public at responsive at he
had hoped, nor bit oolleaguoe at cordial,
linoe bit ideas of art nu'l theirs were di
vergent. For ft time it teemed doubtful
whether he would ever penotrate beyond
ii.. i:.iiu nr tim iaitHmv whore he wat
vat v -
"No, indeed, wy pocket does net har-
bor the conventional poet. In fact, I do
not enjoy reading oat of doora."
Ah, may I auk why not?" itquired
Elgin, tecretlv boning thatber reatont
might be congenial with bit, who never
wanted e book to ditUrb hit oomman
ing. with nature. '
"Because I can not fix my attention on
book when thousand voioea around
me are calling for it. I think it the mest
delightful tenaation in the world to iU
entirely idle for an hour at time, exer
cising only the tens- of tight and bear
ing. Ion, of courte, do not appreciate
my Moat of enjoying nature, being an
artitt, and therefore diligent."
"Indeed I do, with the exception that
the hour to which you limit the blittful
state it extended into dayt and weekt in
There wat tilence again for tome time,
daring whioh Elgin kept on working rap
idly, then holding up ;hit tketok be
"It It recognizable?"
"Ob. bow natural!" eiolaimed Anne,
with nndiignited admiration. "I am no
judge of art, but your sketch seems
miraole to me.
"At otherwiue it probably would not,
said Elgin.laughing, but feeling strange
I flattamd. Then in the coarse of their
conversation he told ber that be sketched
for the Monthly, end took hie card
from hit portfolio, offering it with bow,
to which the limply answered:
"Mv name it Anne Horst, and I teach
at the village High School.''
It all came about in tuou natural
manner that neither felt any impropriety
In thit exchange of courteaiet.
Wlmn Anne arose the pointed to tht
gaudy red mallowt that lined both tidet
of the river, saying:
"Wouldn't those mallowt and oat-taila
make a protty little picture?"
"I wat jiiht thinking myself if I draw
one; will you allow me to oome and show
It tu JUUl
gaged ia carryiag people te points ef in
terest, at1 it required skillful rowing to
keep eat of their path. Elgin and Aaot
ware acaroely ten rodt from thore when
the watchen on the beach taw to their
horror that a tug wat beariag directly
down on them. Elgin taw the danger
loo late to avoid it, and, seUiBg hie com-
. . . i a ii w eat
panion by the arm.snouieu-v urn pi ana
the ntxt moment they were flouadering
la the water, while their skiff disap
peared under the black bull ol the tng.
Help wae inateatly at band, aad aooa
Anne wat in the armt of ber half faint
ing mother, laughing and reassuring
ber. Holm bad insUntly, with gentle
forethought, tent word to the hotel for
dry crothei and hot drinkt, and toon the
fiarty wat comfortably teated ia the par
or of the Island Home, Elgin and Anne
in the olothea of tome obliging aammer
guesta. Hut a feeling of constraint bad
settled on the pleature-aeekora which
Ralpb'a bappiett joket could not dispel,
and each felt a aecret relief when the
steamer a loud wniaue oeiiea inem on
Late that night Holm entered Pieroe
Elgin'! room and abruptly laid:
"Elgin, do yoa love Anne Horst?
A moment the two men eyed eaoh oth
er with fierce looks, then Elgin answered
"I do not think I owe yoa an account
of my feelingi."
"Very well; from thit answer I assume
that you do not love her. I do, and to
morrow I win oner nor my nana ana for
tune. A man mutt be a weak tnflar or a
fool who will hesitate to make inch a girl
hit wife if he hat the ohanoe. Good
night;" and without waiting for an an-
twer be quickly left the room.
Elgin waa alone. With white face and
ct lips, he laid aloud:
"The impudent fellow! How dare he
have the effrontery? Bhe it mine. I
know the ia mine, even though I thonld
nevyr ask her. She will not be youra,
Raloh Holm, nor any other man a, but
Bhe aoquoisced with unaffected pleas- only my own, own Annel" and a feeling
nra Then rvinff on a orou uaiviiuiuinu i v v&u.vuu - -
with bunches of mariiueriiet, ane iutou iu "n uum u uuBc. ,
down the path accompanied by Elgin,
who unmoored her noai, anu wawuing
the graceful and etrong young rower a
moment.returned to hitunfiniehed work.
That very evening found him at the ga-
ble-roufod cottage witu nit picture oi
group or mallowt ana marsa gwem.
Anne t admimtion wat unaueoteu anu
t ii i . 1 1 1.
unoere, at was aiao mat or uer luumor
t white-haired.beantiful lady .very muoh
like Anne. During the fonr weeka of
hit itay.rierce Elgin wat a frequent vis
itor at Mrs. ilortt i, inu aiier nit reiuru
lo N , it teemed the most natural
thing in the world for him to write to
bit maimer acquaintance, mat abb
gradually became a part of the young
man a existence, aituongu not a woru vi
love or marriage had beea tpoken, per
Lapi bad not been thoaght of even.
On Lit third anaual visit to Wettwood
ha wat accompanied by hit friend, Ralph
Holm, wealthy lawyer tome yeart oiaer
than Elgin. Holm, who usually spent
the summers in Earope, naa been eeizeu
ill iiwiw " - - . i li in n u ill Liit-i
employed at drawing teacher. However, iJlo carioiity .ouehold the place
a low woii-enHJuwu pv...-.v- , T.; that waa to i
Hiju nu vi v
attractive to the risingyoung
l'.liin hal oftoa tpoken of the
be had realized
what Anne waa to bim, and had deter
mined to make her bit own as toon aa
possible. Toward noon of the next day
he met Ralph coming up the hotel steps.
He held out bit hand with ft tad smile.
"Good-bye, Pieroe; I am off for Eu
rope. Xou know what mat mat meant.
When yon and Anno are happy, think ol
That eveninor Anne received her sec
ond offor, and whon Elgin left Westwood
a week later, it wat with the determina
tion that Anne, his wife, should never
regret having refused a millionaire; and
seeking a political appointmout be toon
received a lucrative position in the cus
tom bouse ct N. Friends were surprised
and disappointed at the close of hit ar
tistis career, but Elgin that bis thoughts
to everything exoept hit wife and money
making. The great picture, wblcn had
been hit dream for yean, wat turned on
itteaael. and Pierce persuaded himself
that he waa doing hit duty, Anne wat
all be bad expected the light of his
home, for whom he would have thought
a world well lost, uut sometimes ne
would detect ft shadow on her face, and
Bim mnnnw sa.nu ii'iiutivui
Ultw j i ll BiLlrlL.
ly after a firnt clans periodical employe,, - - , - ,ulhuHilM,Uo he narrassing tuougnt wou.u cu.
him to illustrate its p.Kes, io that Ins g i4, timU '.ven read extracU Ilolm ana! bit m. l ion ? lie felt
beginning was in ausi.ioiont one. IJ.it from oa'a lottora to Um; but ho had atbamed of the unworthy thought, and
heU dream, and amUiou. which were '7,rtTc 'i,,: J? 'etu?; b l"L"t
aot satiHflml with acommoiit)iacesuooM.
whioh be hopod
-,,1,1 l.rinir bim lanUUB UIDO. Anil It
nuuiu - t
wat to Anne Ilornt that be conildod hit
A dreamt. He bad no other
rolativot besides tho uncle before men
tioned, tnd in Anno he found what he
coded, an intolligent counselor and
ivmpathetio friend. Bhe waa to icnsi
bio, to appreciative, and p. mossed tuoh
correct taste that, although the wat un
able to draw a line, it teemed to Elgin at
if he were talking to a brothor artist.
Bhe wat only ft villaae school teacher,
living with her widowed mother; had en
joyed no grout educational advantage!,
but with the knowledge of French and
German, and her wonderful musical
gifts, the reallv nemod cosmopolitan to
Elgin, flow distinctly be recalled their
first meeting! It wat the bBppv summer
when be bad taken it into his head to go
Irthing, and o'uose Lake Erie. The little
Tillage of Westwood, with iU groves
itretohing down to the water't edge, of
fered all the fuoilitiet for a pleasant
tummer vacation, and Elviu congratu
lated himself on his good fortune iu dis
covering it. The next utoruiug after his
arrival he determined to make a sketch
o the vlciuitv for the Eastern mnimxine,
and, taking a boat, rowed aorona the
West Fork Run to get a bolter view of
the town. Arrmuu on the other sido he
moored the bout, aud, gathering up bis
portfolio, proceeded aloug a footpath
Hint lini h iu nit rather a steep bank to a
lnnn orovo. Ou enterinir it he per
oeived ft young lady in tho shadow of
aoiun triMis. Ho pasted her with a polite
greeting, to which tho answered with ft
o-raoof ul bend ot her head. After trying
several points from whioh to make his
aVxtiih ha rtitraood hit itcpi. and found
that the best view waa from the spot
where the young lady wat idly sitting.
Bhe looked up at his .approach, and he
addressed her with a deprecatory tmile:
"Pardon my iutruaiou, madam, but
this aeemt to be the best point from
which to in t a view ot the town and the
harbor. Will you allow mo to ait here
"Certainly," wat the pleasant answer,
"and if it does, not take too long i
the cheerful light wat streuming
beacon, he mid. bitterly: ' She
"A tvrjioal Marv. worshiping
(cut of art and learning, Beware of these
. . t-M! P1.. ill
appreciative worn, , . .. --- rnl b follv no oortainlv
1 1 I. . 11. A OMAn ,tl illUlfIll 1 atau vwHunl wm -.
two uavn raiort w i.w. u ,,., on,i fnn,n-
! u Tli.t m !,. uuriit nf nil t in ol" u""re"oa " .""v i - -V
Ti 1 of coUrated taking hi. arm, whispered:
uim.iai J -
. -.1 11 If
men. Their wiyes wero eituer an ar.arj,
frowtvand tlinahod. but with grand
yearnings, or they were all Martha, with
uo Idea about the uousnom. a wuuiuu
combiuing the excellent qualities of the
liililiml aiutera ia an imuonaibilitv."
" " . . .. . .r . .
"Perhap. Anne ia the cmnouimnut oi
thi. impossibility," answered Elgin,
laughing, and when, after their first call
had been made at Mr. Uorat's, he asked
"Well, what do vou think of the tviv-
ieal Miry?" That gentleman answered
"Bhe it both Mary and Martha. The
man who it to fortunate aa to win hor tor
a wife need have no misgivings about
Elgin experienced anothor feeling be-
tidet gratification at hit friend t word.,
and woudoredwhy he never bofororomark
od what a handsome follow liolin wat
Throughout the summer dayt the friends
viod in their atteutioni to Anne and her
mother, and they often atdted eaoh other
whv such unproteutiout yet cultivated
women wore so rarely met with in society
Toward tho end of August, when tho
friend, were already talking of their de
parture Holm to Europe and Elgin to
Lis studies there was to be an excursion
to tho neighboring islands, and Holm
laid to Elgin:
"Let me take the llorst ladies, xou
have enjoyed their society for yoavi, aud
it isn't likely that I thull evor tee them
" ...... ..... . . .
"All rmht. old roiiow. a you win
promise to take good care of them," El
answered, with a quiet satisfaction at the
latter part of Holm's remark. Whon the
1 DID HI MiD JUUUg HllUi
there waa a hesitation on the part of
Anne that be did not fail to notice; but
Mm. Horst accepted with thankt, taviug:
mav I ' uur dun town anoras noamatementa
possibly have the pleasure of soeiug your all the year rouud that Anne would en
tketeh. joy. Thii will be au agreeable diver
If you will promise not to let me die-1 uon
"You are lute on our anniversary."
Yei. Anne. late, and perhaps unwel-
oomo whon I reveal the reason. I have
lost mv position at the custom-house."
"Lost vour pomtionr Uh, fierce i
ft'Q so gliull"
Whv. Anne, are you mad JJo you
know what vou re saying?"
They were in their yard now, nnder
the shadow of some trees that lined the
walk. Anne stood still and her husband
oould see her sweet, smiling face in the
faint light of the western moon.
Yes. Pierce. I know what 1 am lay
ing. It has grioved me, ohl sorely, that
you gave up your art when you married
me. xou were not happy yoursoir, ana
I have wished for some accident that
would make you returu)to your first love.
Now my wihIi bat been fulfilled, and
you will nuisn mat grand picture mat
will make my husband lumou. throngu
out the land."
Elgin folded his wife to his breast with
a fooling that bo had nevor been so hap
py in all his life. "My own Mary, you
shall not be diHttppointed.
Llk'iti tliiiHuod his painting, and reaped
laurels and gold. To day he is one ot
the foremost artists in our oountry.
Peter Cooper's Will.
Holm had secretly ohartered the protty
steamer so that only a certain number ot
passengt-rt were allowed on boarn, tbut
making the trip to mo ltiauai a very
agreeable ono, with the exception of
Anne s rather preoccupied manner, wtncu
tnrb vou in the least" wat the reply,
"I can readily promise you mat, at i
am lilting here tterfeotly idle," aniwered
ahe composedly, and then ho liegan to
iketch rapidly, however, furtively glano-
Inrf ai littt nl iMt (WlinnAlmitl Iimu tllllrt IA
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time. Ur appearance Justined his curt- suddenly leit uer wuen at tue lanuuiK Mf jw.uw oi tun amount win ie required
osity. tor she wat almost beautiful. A I they met Llgin, who had started early I to meet special bequests which Cooper
perfect nttiug drest of clouded blue 1 aud alouo to surprise them. 1 he hours I made, and which were not provided for
at the inland were spent in gayety, 1101m by the will
displaying a remariaoie laiout in au
The will of the late Peter Ooopor was
filed for probate in New York on the
11th. He beqnoatht $3500 annually to
Maria Cooper, wife of hi. brother Ed
ward. He directs that an income of
110,000 be paid to Emma Harper, wife
of John Harper, and at her death the
principal it to be divided among ber
issue. His after bequests are at follows:
Interest of $10,000 to be paid hit niece,
Martha Zienan; interest of $5000 to M.
B. Bedell and wife. After other email
bequests be divides the residue of his
estate between bis two children, Edward
Cooper - and Sarah Amelia Hewitt, in
equal shares. Ue appointed as hit ex
centers Edward Cooper and Abrams
Hewitt, bis aon-in-law. The instrument
is dated the 2'Jd of May, 1871. In a cod
icil to the will he bequeaths "Cooper
Union, for the advancement of science
and art," $100,000. The estate of Cooper
amounts to about $2,000,000. About
barumniHed well with her clear complex
ion, nut brown hair rippled back from ft
vide forehead, and formed ft graceful
coil at the back of her head; dear gray
eyes looked ont with ft peculiarly
ttralKhUorward gaze from under beauti
tul dark browt; nosa and mouth were
well shaped, particularly the latter, the
lips being beautifully colored. Elgin
would not have been the artist he was,
bal ho failed to note these po'nts. After
having busily sketched for quite a while
be oiwerved smillnRlv:
'I see you do not take ont that pocket
edition of tome favorite root, which it
the indispensable companion to a ramble
torts of euterUinmonta, Iu the afternoon
Eluln said to Anne:
"There Is ft beautiful view to be bad
of the l jaeortt inlands from Rocky Point.
If your mother it not too tirod we will
row across, and be well paid for our
I believe I will not attempt it." aaid
Mr. Horst; "but Anne can go and L will
lit on the beach and watch yoa. Holm
immediately ordered camp chairs and
ambrellas and they proeeedto the beach,
where Llgin and Anne entered a akill,
and with gay good byet started for the
Three Trays to Beat.
in the woods. Doei my presence disturb I point. The water waa twarming with
jou too much for roadiog, after all?" I little steam tugs that were busily en-
Mrs. Oiddloton, who knowt that her
Luslwud never shakes dice for drinkt
and that he it strictly sober, was awak
enod the other night by her Mr. Giddle
ton, who in bis sleep exclaimed:
"Three travs to boat! Horse on met
"What do yon mean?" asked bis wife
"Whatdoei who mean?"
"Why, you cried ont 'Horse on met'
"That'a all right. I merely had
The Plgtsy An the fihut.
Daring Mr. Stephens' eeagressioaal
service, and pending the campaign 01
18i8, he returned irom wmuuir n
Georgia. He wat fret a irum me great
Usbatet on the acquisition of California
and New Moxieo at United itetee terri
tories, and for having taken, against the
vUhsi of a majority ef the toathera
memberi, a mott promiasnt part in op
position to such eoquision, he was met
by much adverse criticism. Jade Cone,
who was at that time one ef the leading
politicians of Qeorgia, was particularly
severe in bit criticism upon Mr. Ste
phens' action, and was reported to have
publicly denounced him at a traitor to
the south. ....
Hardly bad Mr. btepbent reached nit
home whea these and ' similar reports
were oonveyed to bim. At first he did
not credit tbcm, bnt aaooe kind friend
after another informed bim that Cone
bad called him a traitor and advised, in
the true southern spirit, thit he owtd it
to himself to demand what it called "sat
isfaction," the fires of pugnacity in his
nature, which are always smouldering,
hissed up, and he declared that if J adge
Cone woald admit having called him a
traitor to the south be would "slap bit
fuce." Not loon after thit he met the
judge at a numerously attended Whig
gathering, and, going op to bim, quietly
Judge Cone, I have been told that
you, lor reasons 01 your own, uavn uo-
nounce 1 me as a traitor to tue suuui, uu
I take this opportunity of asking you if
lucb reports are true."
No, nr, was uone 1 repiy, "tney are
"I am very glad to hear yoa ssy io,
said Mr. Stephens, cordially; and in the
same friendly tone continued: "Of
course I do not desire to be in any way
offensive to you, Judge Cone, but in or
der that we may have no further misun
derstanding through the misrepresenta
tions of others, I think it right to tell
you tiat I bar j said I would slap your
face if vou admitted having used the lan
guage attributed to you."
Upon this the judge agaiu aisownea
having tpoken disrespectfully of Mr.
Bteubens. and 10 for the time the affair
ended. It was the subject of ditoussion
all over the state, however, and the gen
eral verdict was that Judge Cone, a pow
erful man by the way, bad shown the
white feather to"ljittie Alecs etepueni.
In tuoh ft community no publio man
resting under tuch ft charge could hope
either for political preferment or popu
lar respect. Cone, of course, knew this,
and, very much heated and annoyed by
the comments whioh were being maae
npon him, wrote to Mr. Btephene, de
manding cn immediate and publio re
traction of the threat. In reply Mr.
Btephent wrote that tho threat of alap
ping the judge'a face had been made con
tingent upon the truth of the report re
garding which be (Mr. Cone) bad pro
nounced to be untrue, and that, tuch be
ing the case, there oould be no cause for
offense or angry feeling on either side.
Unfortuuately this letter was never re
ceived by Judge Cone. Three or four
days after it was written, however, he
met Mr. btephent on uie piazza 01 a uo
tel in Atlanta, and, disregarding that
aeatleman'e friendly greoting, said in a
vorv offense tone:
Mr. Stephens, I demand that you
make an immediate retraction of your
threats regarding me."
Sick and weak thongh be was, Alexan
der H. Stephens could allow no one to
spoak to him in the fashibn described.
Judge Cone wat a very giant in size and
musoulur development, yet the trail man
whom he addressed, with aggravating
politeness, and without hesitating a mo
ment, repliod: "Purdon me, sir; I have
already written you on that lubject. I
must decline to disoust it further."
"Am I to take thit for your answer??
asked Cone, exoitedly.
It is the only answer I have to give
you," wat the calm reply.
"Then l denounce you as a miserable
little traitor." oried Cone, mod with ex
citoment. The last words had hardly
left his lips when a light Cane, wielded
by the quick band ol the man he had in
sulted, left its red scar across hit cheek,
Wild with pain and passion, without
uttering a word, ho drew a keen-pointed
dirk knife and made one furious thruBt
at his weak little adversary's heart. In
ttantly as he did so, however, Stephcnt,
soizing a stout umbrella whioh he hold
in his left hand, interposed it as a defense
and was able for a moment to hold him
at arm's length. The knife fell short of
its mark. Ouoe more it was thrust at
Stephens, cutting ft deep gash in his arm,
but reaching no vital point; eighteen
times it cut deep into his breast, arms
aud body, but still he did not fall. Then
he could hold out no longor. No oour
ago. no spirit, however firm and uuvield-
ing. could long withstand such an at
tack. Cone was determined to finish his
ork. He throw all his great weight
aguiuHt the umbrella whioh held him
away from the man he intended to kill
It broke; Stephens, ball lainiing, leu
pon bis back. The giant (jone was at
is throat iu a moment; his head, by a
grip of iron, was held against the oruel
floor; the keen and blood-dripping knife
was held aloft before him, ready for the
last fatal thrust, but still the poor, pale
face ot the little hero was set and defiant
hia black eyes still flashing undaunt
'Retract, or ill out your cursed
throat I" hissed Cone.
'Cut I I'll never retract I" gasped the al
most lifeless Stephens.
Like a flash the knife camo down
With an almost superhuman effort the
prostrate man caught it in his right hand.
Clean through the muscles, tendons and
bones of the band it out, then stuck fast
and reached no vital part. With desper
ate strength (Jouo tried to wrench it free,
ith a grasp almost ot death the bom
lily maugled and mutilated hand held it
tost. In the struggle Stephens was once
more dragged to his feet. The blood
was rushing in streams from his many
wouuds. His hold upon the knife which
sought his heart began to relax. He waa
dying. But even when be believed the
next moment would be his last, strong
men came to bis relief. The madman
Cone was secured and held fast.
Then quickly the wound, which Mr.
Stephens had received were examined.
It was found that one of them had pene
trated to within a sixteenth of an inch of
his heart. An intercostal artery bad
been cut. The doctors declared that be
would surely die. Happily their pre
dictions were not verified, nia life was
1 saved by the anremitting care of a sur-
gaca. hia isveted fricnJ, who, ftt geot!
fortaae weuhJ have it, heppeaed to be io
Atlanta at the time. Whan be reeovered,
with a magaanimity with which few men
are capable evea of understanding, he
ref oted to prosecute Cone, aad that per
son, instead of gstting hit deserts m the
dark sell of ft slate prison, was Ined
$1000, tad with his "honor vindicated,
wat allowed to ko free. Te Ua ia; of
bit death Mr. Stephen! ipoke of bim in
termt of consideration and f ergiventii.
Mot long ago, referring to the terrible
straggle I have attempted to describe,
aad thowing ne the great bole in his
mangled hand, he said, with a qaist snd
far away look In bis deep, eyes: "Poor
Cons I I'm tare he would be serry if be
kaev what troabls I have la write with
those stiff fingers of mine." Cincinnati
Agriculture la Colorado.
The agricultural ettimatet of Colore
do add 35,000 ftoret to the productive
rea of the state, writes ft correspondent.
Thit is due to reclamation of barren up
lands of no actual value and lubitituting
an equal acreage of land insured against
drought snd enured of perennial cropt
forever. Thit trantformntion has been
effected by csnsls of irrigation, husband
ing mountain ttreami in reservoirs snd
tpreading their waters over the land.
California addi to thit year'a agricultur
al capacity four timet at much land, and
the extention of the tyitem now in pro-
grest will add aa muoh more to next
tear's capacity. Nearly every tore baa
special excellence for wine and raiain
grapei, for fruita of every kind, for per
ennial patturet, for all the cereals, for
bops, for cotton and for silk. How it
would enrich the south to study artificial
irrigation and systemice its applications
aa we are doing, making the most repui
aivn harm no rinhnr in wealth, of Peren
nial production than our great alluvial
plains! It would pay to disseminate s
knowledge of irrigation by pamphlets
and competent oratory, aided by cheap
picturea illustrating comparative sen
cnltnro. showing in one part the misery
of a drv heather, its tattered children and
its overworked laborers, snd, on the
other side, the miraculous change of
scene to perpetual fruitage, sw9et cot
tagea, schools, churches aud happy par
ents and children. In no country can
the artist find more demonstrative com
parisons than in Ualiiornia. Albany
A work on the great historical clocks
of Europe mentions curious contro
versy between the townsfolk of Beauvais,
France, and those of the famous German
towns with regard to the respective mer
its of their celebrated clocks. The
townsmen of Beauvait olaimed that, be
sides reoordine the calendar dayi of the
week, month, year, zodical signs, eclipses,
phases of the moon, etc, their clock in
dicated events occurring not oftener
than once in 400 years; for example, in
three centuries out of four the last year
leaps its bissextile, and the clock leaps
from February 28th to the 1st of March,
a movement occurring onoe only in 400
years. A Strasburger, not to be outdone,
claimed that his town's clock not only
did all that the Beauvais clook could ac
oomolish. but in addition to them con'
tained an ecclesiastical commutator, and
gave all its indications, golden numbers,
solar cycles, etc.. and wound up by say
ing that "the Beauvais clock makes a
change every four centuries, bnt asks an
Antrnnnmer what is meat bv a Drooession
of the equinoxes. He will tell you that
it is a movement of the atari describing
a complete revolution round the earth in
the space of 25,000 to 20,000 years. In
our Strasburg dock there is this move
ment which reoeives only one revolution
in 25.000 years. As thi. whole thing,"
adds the apologist of the Stradburg clock
"can be measured and indicated, it is
unnecessary to await its accomplish
ment. Well, we are glad of that.
FARM AD GARDEN S0TES.
i.'.'k rr, t.
Mix one-third plaster of paris with
two-thirds of oorn meal and place it
where the rats (but not the chickens) can
get it. It causes death by absorbing the
juices ot tue stomach.
Prof. E. Wollny conoludesthat a layer
of farmyard manure spread npon land
protects the soil from excessive altera
tions of temperature, but acts injuriously
upon wet soils by cheoking evaporation.
Keep some salt in a box where it is not
exposed to the weather and where the
cattle can have acoess to it every day.
They will take just so muoh as they need
and no more, whereas, it they are only
fed salt occasionally they will sometimes
eat so muoh as to oause excessive thrist.
There is sometimes an advantage
gained in blindfolding a balky horse. It
the habit is not Inveterate, closely
bandaging the eyes will distract the at
tention and set the animal at work again.
To do this with the best effect, the
bandage must fit cloBoly over the eyes,
and the oommon blinders whiob only
partially exclude light will not answer as
The evaporation of sweet oorn promises
to become au important industry. One
bushel of sweet oorn will make twelve
pounds of the evaporated produot, sell
T . . OH- . . n 1 .
ing at mteea to twenty-ava cents per
pound. Great care must be taken not to
get the corn too old. Corn that is none
too ripe to be used green becomes tough
and dry after evaporation.
The mother of Josh Billings is ninety
two years 01 age. She evidently re
solved to live until her son learns how
The Cincinnatians call everything that
has a noise to it a "musical festival."
irom the visitation of a hand organ to a
week 01 grand opera.
A correspondent tell an anecdote of an
old woman, who when her pastor said to
her, "Heaven has not deserted yoa in
your old age," replied, "No, sir, I have
ft very great appetite still.
"Do you realize have you reflected
over it Angelina?" whispered Clarence
to his betrothed. "Only two weeks more
and we shall be onel But remember,
uariing, 1 am to oe that one.
Some heartless wretch caught two cats.
tied them by the tails, and flung them
into the cellar of a church. The resi
dents of the Tisinity heard the noise the
animal, made, but thought it was the
A Haw" Terk sues who naa'a .t--1 '
been fined $10 fer joiaisg bis voitsto tha
mnsio ef a choir. ' " -n..
J.D. Wateea, aa Ohio lehhvlai t...
been found gai'ty of trying lo bribe .
P afcl.Mft.ssF 1 B vvsmmswa j
The Caaadiaa Paoifio sradieate pro.
poses to assist 1V.UW or tha deaths.
Irish te emigrate te the North wttt,
The Memphis city government baa a.
oided on stone pavement, becaute il waa
tuo uucpe, nm'uiiixi auii Dt)S,
Got. Cameron, of Virriaia. aava th.
when ho had tmallnox rsoeatly io hit
family, sot aa ofiios beggar wrote to or
Vol less than COOOmarkt on Cincinnati
hoatot stand aa reoorda of the deluge oi
the Ohio Bivsr ia the third weak of
February, 1883. ,
For denouncing a parishonsr who
givsn up ber seat in church, Fatbir Hr
kins, ef Holvoke, Mass., hat been ined
for $10,000 damages for libel. ,
A Philadelphia dispatch tsyi tha bait.
of Henry Beybert btve began a contest
of bis will bequeathing nearly tha entire
estate, over $1,000,000, to publio
A Sunday tobool scholar in Porta.
mouth, N. H., frankly gave as an ex
planation of hia absence two Bund
ago, that be had to stay at home to help
bit father sell beer.
At ft meeting of the New Tork Civil
Service Reform Association, Geo res
William Curtit offered resolution!, which
were adopted, against the oourse of ro
moving Naval Officer Bart without
The homoepatbio physicians of Massa.
cbusetts have petitioned the Legislators
of that state for the establishment of aa
additional insane asylum, to be nnder the
oontrol of their school of medicine.
Fifty-three employes, conductors tad
drivers of the People's Street Bailway
Company of Philadelphia have bean dis
charged for stealing fares. The boldest
of them, it is said, were dishonestly
keeping from $2 to $5 day.
The smallpox has almost entirely dis
appeared from the regions of southwest
Virginia. E. O. Greer, ft prominent
citizen of Scott county, has become a
raving manioc from having beea vacci
nated with poisonous virus. ,
The terrific onslaught whioh the Bev.
Dr. J. Morgan Dix, rector of tht Trinity
Church, New York, is making upon the
feminine follies 01 the day.ln his lectures
on "Women," is making a grsat stir ia
the fashionable society of that eity.
The Legislature of North Carolina.
after passing a bill to provide for a man
sion for the Governor, baa virtually re
pealed it by passing a supplemental bill
which in its provisions ooniicta to di
reotly with the first bill that the former
will remain useless.
Louisville. Ky is busily making pre
parations for a great industrial exhibition
next August. The citizens have tub
scribed $250,000, asking for no outside
help and are putting up the main building,
which will cover thirteen acres. The
show will open August 1st, and will con
tinue one hundred days.
Failure has attended the first attempt
to place a colored man upon a grand jury
in Maryland. William A. Addison, a
negro, having been placed on the Balti
more grand jury, has been oonvioted 01
making oorrupt use of his official posi
tion, and was suspended from duty. He
will be further proceeded against.
The prince of scienoe, having cast bin
eye over the table to see that none of the
instruments are missed or misplaoed, il
about to amputate bis patient's leg. The
patient bursts out into lamentations,
"Come, cornel my good fellow," savs tht
surgeon, encouragingly, "don't take 00
so; try and fix your mind on something
A Montreal girl smelt of the perfume
satchel contained in a valentine sent to
her a few days ago, and instantly became
unconscious. Whether the effect was
produoed by the peculiar nature of tht
perfume violet powder oy poison m
the paper, or by astonishment felt at get
ting a valentine at such an unseasonable
time, is what two doctors, one priest snd
all the members of the family are at 1
loss to find out. . .
Some remarkable pearls lately found
near La Paz, Lower California, have ex
cited muoh interest. Three suoh extra
ordinary events have taken place during
the past month. Piobably the largesi
pearl on record, weighing sevonty five
carats, wss found toward the dose 01
December. The fisherman told it on tue
spot for $14,000, which, however. wa
not an insignificant sum compared wuu
its real value. Now comes the snnounce-
ment thst one of the fishermen employed
has just discovered a finely tinted and
perfectly formed pearl; weighing 4"
carats and valued on the spot at ovw,
while yet another pearl was found about
the same time, smaller than the former,
but of perfect shape, weighing 40 carats
and valued at $3000.
A Lady Barber who Shaves with a String.
Signori Helen De George Ides, a fe
male barber from Smyrna, Asia, has
located in New York, where she shaves
ladies with a string. She takes one end
of a linen thread between her teeth tnd
with a peculiar see-saw motion ftf botn
hands the thread is passed over the sur
face to be denuded, the hair being cangbt
in little loops in the thread and snatched
out by the roots. As only two or thret
at most are canght at a time, the opera
tion is not painful. She says oruneu
have to be. shaven onoe a month, and
blondes every three weeks. Men'
beards are too stiff to be treated in thii
way. Her business is growing so rapidly
that she expects to have to send back to
Asia for an assistant -
In Russia the sunflower is extensiv
cultivated for the oil the seeds contain.
The oil is palatable, clear and flavorless r
and it is used for adulterating olive oil,
being exported from St. Petersburg to
the shores ot the Mediterranean set.
Next to poppy-teed oil. sunflower ou
burns the clearest and longest, so that
the peasants ftpply it to household pur
poses. From the stocks of the planW
they also make ft gooj quality of potash,
and the residue of the seeds, after the
oil is extracted, is made into oil cake.