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ST. HELENS, COLUMBIA COUNTY, OREGON, JULY 7, 1SS2.
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.May brought gcldu sunshine,
Mny brought silver rains,
P.uttercn and dai-dei
In the w.H .is and Iaues;
Lily WW lilse,
Apple bb.Knis like snow?,
Pink; und purple pansies
lint June hri'Ught the rose !
I? oses dved in snnvt,
Full of amber litrht;
Rtws ded at o.awnins.
As the dawning white;
Roses pink lit sunrise,
Heal ing love's devi.-e;
Iled-iippel crimson r-es.
Full cf hidden sp.ee.
Weave them in n caykind,
' And while woa viiiif sing.
' ' riic-. art irnwed sun-hino,
V'ui &".d a Ma ef rrf:i:
Ali the bliss of May time.
Sweet south 4. -ind that b!nv,
Melw.lc and pcrf'ime.
Made into a rose"
Wave a crown in aniumn
From the broad deat'ed vine;
Wl.-en tin I'M y'iir diotii,
Uay an ! laurel twin:
Ihit whiio the o!f.r:ning sj-ring tun?
In o summer go ..
Weave the year's first garland,
Kverv 'ilower a rose '
Gray and ieo e )ld the twilight had
darkened over the Stone Tower, until
the rudely glow of the lire became insuffi
cient to dispel the creeping shadows,
and Nannie brought in the lump.
It was a great, low-coiled room, with
an antique carved cornice and a wainscot
otl oak which reached above Nannie's
shoulder a room where the faded crim
son hangings shut out the dying day
light, and thr? pattern of the carpet had.
lung Ik: come -ii. distinguishable.
And the throe blooming, bright-eyed
young giris ib this ancient room seemed
'as much oat of Umir oleuu'iit as a clus
ter of rosebud would have been lying on
an larvptsan rarconi
and antiquity. Moreover, he liked econ
oiiiv. An l when he brought his three
motherless d nihters down to the Stone
Tower, he grimly gave thorn to under
stand that they too must teach them
selves to iilie these three aspects of life.
"There's one thing,'' Colonel Copely,
who was a man-hater, added to himself,
"they'll get no beaux here! No girl
ought to dream of a beau until she is
twenty-live years old, at the very least.''
Which was rather hard on Amy and
Nannie, who. were nineteen and seven
teen, and had their pretty heuis full of
vague visions of love and lovers. And
even little Polly, the youngest, who had
.barely turned lifteea. had an imaginary
ideal in her brain, with dark, melancholy
eyes and a brow like ivory, which she
hoped cue day might be realized in a
And upon this windy March night,
when Colonel Uopely was in the city, and
Miss Baird. the governess, was coulined
to her room with an allack of inflamma
tory rheumatism. Amy and Nannie were
going to a surreptitious party.
"Of course papa wouldn't let us go if
he were at home," said Amy.
"And we couldn't manage it if Miss
Baird wasn't laid up, either," sagely ad
''But everything happens for the
best," said Amy. "Do look at this
lovely, gold-colored silk, Nan. Wasn't
it good of Mary Sinclair to lend me the
three dresses to choose from? I think
I'll wear the gold-colored silk, with this
black lace mantle."
"And I,"' said Nannie, who -was pink
and plump, witti ciuna-iune eye.s anil
radiant, bronze-brown hair, "shall wear
the white, all brocaded over with pink
rose-buds, and the rose colored satin
slippers. Oh, Amy, darling" pouncing
upon her sister with a littl., ecstatic
kiss "we shan't know ourselves!"
"Couln't I go, too?" pleaded Polly,
whose gypsy beauty gleamed in between
the apple bloom faces of her sisters like
a Jacqueminot rost among white moss
pinks. "Couldn't I wear the pretty
garnet snk that you ve neitner
chosen?" . 1
, "Nonsense!"' cried
"I shall be sixteen
urged Polly. "And
in nine months,"
I'm almost as tall
as you and Nannie. And I never was
at a grown up paity in my life!"
"Polly," said Nannie, with autocratic
severity, "hold your tongue? It's quite
out of the question. You are to stay
here with Miss Baird "
"Bat Miss Baird is always asleep in
the evenings!" wldmpered Pollv.
So much the better
liouced Nannie. "Aud t
for yon," pro-
look after the
"The honse won't run away," pouted
Polly, still rebellious.
"That isn't the question under discus
sion!'' said Amy. "Oet the work basket
now, like a darling, and help us tuck up
these dresses a little, for Mary Sinclair is
at least half a head taller than we' are.
And there is no time to lose!"
Polly drew a deep
-jiyisiir sue argued wnnm l;er
self, "that she must always be put
tlown, and snubbed, aud kept in the
background, because she was the young
est, and wore short f rooks and hair braid
ed in two Chinese tails down her back?
If ever she was a grown upjyouug latly,
she'd show them!"
But Polly got a little better nature-el
when she was allowed to make waillas
her own self for tea, in tho absence of
Mary Eliza, their sole domestic, whose
brother had bethought himself to fall ill
of fever, half a mile or so np the moun
tain, at this auspicious time, of all
others, ami to select a jar of raspberry
jam, by wa3' of accompaniment.
For Polly, tall though she was. had
riot outgrown tho age of teasets and de-
light at playing housekeeping. And she
arrangoel the tea rosebuds in her sisters'
hair, and gave the last dainty touch to
their dresses Polly was a born lady's
maid, the giris declared, laughing and
and looked regretfully after them, as;
with their splendor all shrouded in black
serge cloaks, they hurried down the fro
zen road, two merry, fleeting shadows.
"Oh, dear; oh, dear!" said Tolly,
aloud, "Low I wish that 1 was going
As she winked the tears down, and ran
back into the oak-wainscoated room
where the lamp still glowed, and the
logs blazed and snapped on the hearth,
so hurriedly that she never once remem
bered Amy's farewell caution as to the
locking and double locking of the outer
door. .. ..
Miss Baird was aeieep, after her sup
per and her medicine. There was no
use going to lier for companionship; for
she snored and slept with her mouth
open, and was not in the least an ideal
slumberer. And the kitchen was very
lonesome without Mary Eliza, and even
the cat was too drowsy to purr or frolic
with a ball of knitting yarn.
"What shall I do?" said Polly. "Oh,
I kuow! I'll try on the garnet silk dress,
aud fancv I'm a grown-up young ladv
to a ball!"
She was walking up and down the
lloor, trying to see herself in the odd
Venetian mirror that hung above the
tall, wooden mantle, when the creaking
of a board in the hall startled her. Fly
ing to the door, garnet silk, train and all,
she came face to face with a man.
'I beg your pardon !' he said, axolo
fielieallv; "but vou did not hear the
you want, sir?" cried
a panic. ''Go away, at
"1 called to see if theyemng ladies "
Polly waited to hear no more. Vague
ideas of. peddlers, tramps, burglars and
midnight assassins floated through her
"Yes," said she, with assured calm
ness, "the3" are at home. Please to
And opening the nearest door she mo
tioned him to enter. As it was dark
therein, how was he to know that it was
the coal cellar, or that the next minute
the door would bo shut aud bolted upon
"There!" cried Polly, exultantly, her
dark eyes shining like balls of fire, her
cheeks turneet from deadly pale to glow
"But stop a minute!" pleaded a stifled
voice from the other side of the door.
"There's a mistake. I"
"Yes," said Polly, "there's a mistake!
You are mistaken in supposing that I am
to be imposed upon. , Now, stay there
until I call the coachman and Iwo stablo
hands, and unloose the dog!"
(Which four last, bo it understood,
were entirely a fiction of Miss Polly's
She stood a second or so to eonsider.
Miss Baird must not be excited or dis
turbed at least, so the doctor said.
Besides, of what use could Miss Baird
possibly be? ,
"I'll go for the girls." said Polly. "I'll
be at the ball, after all! "
And folding a shawl about her pretty
taper shoulders, away she shot like an
arrow, quite heedless of the lace-lined
train of the garnet silk dress.
Hazel Hill, where the ball was being
held, was not more than a quarter of a
mile from Stone Tower, and, lighted
from garret to cellar, it presented a very
pretty sight to Polly's wondering eyes.
She posted herself on the verandah
just where a casement had been opened
to cool the perfumed atmosphere of the
dancing-room, and there, with hi?,
sparkling eyes, and cherry cheeks, half
hidden by the shawl drawn over her
head and ears, she watched to catch a
glimpse of Amy or Nannie.
There they were, dancing. Polly
would scarcely have known them, so ra
eliant the3r seemed their exquisite bor
rowed dresses set off by the lights, their
lace's flashed by happy excitement and
at last Amy sat down by this very open
casement, smiling and fanning herself,
while her partner hurried to bring her a
glass of iced ced champagne.
All of a sudden a cold little hanel fell
on her round, dimpled shoulder. She
started and looked around.
"Polly! Goodness me! it can't be
possible!" she exclaimed. "What' on
earth has brought you here? Is Mios
Baird dead9 Has papa come home?"
"No," answered Polly, sepulchrally.
"But I've caught a burglar! Call Nan
nie; and come home at once, because,
may be, he'll break loose."
And so Amy never got the iced cham
pagne, and Nannie didn't finish her
waltz with a whiskered young gentle
man from Montreal. And Harry Sin
clair, the In-other of tho hostess, ac
companied them back to the Tower,
with the tallest of the waiters, two re
volvers, and a black-thorn stick which
would have done creelit to llory O'More
Thus backed up, Polly drew the bolt,
unlocked the door, and called, in stern
accents, to the sequestered victim:
"Come out, you villain come at once!
And a tall, rather pleasant-lookiug
young fellow emerged j shivering with
the cold, ami having the traces of coal
dust on his white shirt collar and light
"Who are yon?" savagely demanded
The gentleman presented his card.
"My "name is Satford," said he. "Col
onel Copely requested mo to call here
and bring his daughters back to New
York. with me. Hero is a letter from
him. lie has taken a furnished house in
Forty-seventh street, anel "
"Goodness me!" gasped Polly, clasp
ing her hands over her eyes. "And I
shut him in the coal cellar!"
For cnie dread second there was silence,
and then all; burst into a peal of contagi
ous laughter, winch broke up all cere
mony at once and rendered them all ex
Mr. Sinclair, with tho tall waiter and
the blackthorn stick, departed; and
Polly, with a little of Nannie's amateur
assistance, served up an impromptu sup
per ot bread; ana toasted cheese, which
was pronounced a success. Mary Eliza
returned in a little while, and all wa
The next c
in the Htone
ay commenced the packing
Mary lidiza was to remain
lower until Miss Baird 's
convalescence, and the Ihree girls return-
eu to iew AprK wuu xur. csaiiord.
Aud Mr. afford, strange to say, ap
peared to have no malice against his fab
little jailer, j
"On the contrary," said the shrewd
Amy, as thojscasou advanced, I do be
lieve he likes Polly the best of us all. or
ho would do so if she wasn't such a
"But she'si crrowinsr older everv dav "
"And prettier," added Amy, with a
So that, as' the two sisters agreed, there
was no telling what might happen one of
these days, j But if they venture to ques
tion Polly .uerseli, she only laughs and
blushes, and; hides her face.
"Because, iyou know, I'm not a grown
woman jet,") says Polly.
Hints to Farmers
Lawn is the best dressing
If you would fatten your
hen crop spare not tho seed:
Pinch back your geranium
the frost has
not already pinched them.
Plant yourj beets deep; if tho bipedal
variety, the deeper the better. '
Bean-poles are hardy and ne danger of
late frosts ueed now be appreheneloel.
Plant in rowj, and thin out later.
NoW set your tomato plants. I By the
time they come into bearing the fruit
will b cheaper at the markot; There
fore, if youH do not ripen perfectly, you
will be as we'll off as ativ of your neigh-
It is time your potatoes wore started.
The Colorado bt?etle is anxiously wait
the appearance of the vines, and unless
you push things, the poor creature will
be short oil for provisions.
As to beans, you kuow them. Soak
before planting, mulch with salt perk,
and keep in d warm place.
Cabbages elo best in hot water. Pick
out good-sized plants, well headed, and
dress with salt and pepper.
When trimming j our raspberries " elo
not throw away the stout canes. You
mav find a use for them when "vonr ap
ple trees are full of green fruit anel
Now is the time to trim hoe handles.
Care should be taken, however.that they
do not gei snnburnt. Keep them" under
cover wrhen the mercury rises above oO
If you want to have your wheelbar
rows thrive ke?p tho soil about them con
stantly stirred and mulch with larel or
Oleomargerine does best on fat lands.
It is better adapted than butter for this
climate, as it jdoes not droop so readily
eluring the warm days that soon may be
A good corn crop may be secured by
wearing close-fitting boots. A double
crop may be obtained by judicious par
No farmer need be without a crop of
squash bugs, ji Five cents Worth of seeel
will raise 47,GS3 to each squash.
By all means keep fowls. Farmers
who own hens invariably find that their
seeds come up ejuiekcr than those who
do not. !
Farmers eld not find the milk" well
profitable. A good pump is much bet
ter and surer.!
Strawberries, to be profitable, shoulel
be planted in shallow boxes.
Plant your pitchforks under the Ishade i
ot your cnerry trees, point up. Should
your neighbor's boy fall from the tree
they might prevent him from striking
tho ground. ;
Cover your j cucumber beds with con
crete. It may kill the vines, but that is
the only way; of killing the stripped
Dados and other wall-flowers must be
trained with care. If they are not regu
larly watered they soon whither. f Bos
Don't . Wiiixe. Don't be whining
about having a fair chance. Throw a
sensible man out of a window ami he'll
fall on his feet, and ask the nearest way
to his work. The more you have to be
gin with the less you will have in the
end. Money you earn yourself is much
brighter than any you get out of dead
men's bags, j A scant breakfast in tho
morning of life whets the appetite for a
feast later in the elay. He who has tast
ed a sour apple will have tho more rel
ish for a sweet one. Your present want
will make tho future prosperity all the
sweeter. Eighteen pense has set many a
peddler up in business, and he ha3 turn
ed it over until he has kept his carriage.
As for the place you are cast in, don't
find faulf with that; you need not be a
horse because you were born in a stable.
If a bull tossed a man of metal sky high
he would drop down into a gooel place.
A hard-working young man with his wits
about him, will make money while others
will do notliiug but lose it.
Bather a lazy fellow went into the
8 3rvice of a farmer in Camck. He
brought a very high character from his
late master. His new master meeting
his old one, askeel him how he could
give his last servant so good a character.
"Deed," said the other, "the fact is he
needed il a."
A lew years ago, at ono of tho most
charming of the historic universities of
the Fatherland, the Priuco of Hesse went
through the form of filling his head. His
first business was to join, with great
parade, the swell corps, tho "Borussia,"
or "White Caps," into which all nbblo-
born youths are drawn on matriculatinar.
His fellow-students soon took his meas
ure, anei his life, like the policeman, was
not altogether a happy one. Delight
ful pranks were played upon him.
One little "lode," as the Western youth
called it, who put it in practice, drove
the young Tnnee out of the University
for a Season. In common with certain
of his comraeles, the Prince amused him
self of; an afternoon lounging along the
streets, staring females out of counten
ance. It was a regular practice for
groupes of these young reprobates to
station themselves on the narrow way in
front of the bank where all foreigners
come once a day, at least, for letters, and
with them they brought enormous dogs,
without exaggeration the size of young
One memorable day, however, a young
Boston girl tripped into the bank as the
dogs anel their masters came up from
their rendezvous. The Prince's hounel
was ! restrained by a long string, and as
the ladv came out of the door the elog
was at one side and tho Prine:e at the
other. Beforo she could retreat the dog
returnee! to his master, anel her ankles
were encircled bv the cord. She trippeel
anel fell. The com pan v rushed forward
to help her to her feet, but the Prince, as
she stooped over, received a ringing cnfT
on tho right ear, that sent htm whirling
against the door. The frightened girl
screamed, and tho dog made as if te lace
rate her. The hand that had hustled the
Prince aside seized the cord, pulled the
log away from the victim, and then and
there choked tho beast until he lay ex
piring. Then, knowing the code of a
university town, he flung his card in the
Prince's face. The scene passed with
such rapadity that the clerks in the bank
lad harelly time to get out. The noble
companions were helpless until the card
fell on the sidewalk.
An hour later the next friend of the
Prince came to the American quartets
anel laid the challenge beforo him. The
young man was from Missouri, an in
veterate practical joker, and ho gravely
accepted the proffer. He said he would
notify to the Prince the weapons anel the
hour so soon as he had consulted a
friend. Tho frienel was a merry blade
of the same sort. He solemnly visited
the Prince's man, naming ! five o'clock
the next morning in a neighboring val
ley, " weapons, elouble-barrelleel guns,
mnzzlo to muzzle.
"But," exclaimed the imperturable
German, that would bo murder!
"Exactly," rejoined the other, imper
turably; "niy. frienel is eletermined to
have the Prince's life for his insult to
"But we dare not fight that wav in the
"WeJI, that s the way we light in
America, and if the Prince don't fight he
must apologize or take a thrashing.
The same day tho I'rince eirovo up in
state to the American's lodgings. He
was received by that jovial warrior in his
shirtsleeves, with a long briarwood pipe,
"Iam come," said the stammering
youth, to acknowleelgo that I was in the
wrong, anel to own that you were in the
"les," said the other, grimly, "that's
good as far it goes, but you must write
it out and send a copy to tho ladv."
"But that isn't usual "
"In our country it is usual, and you
must elo it or fetch on your shot-guns.
The wretcheel Prince winced and re-
treateel helplessly. The apologies were
sent. Philadelphia Press, j
I What. Sniofctrs Smoke.
Fifteen factories in New York employ
chemist to "flavor" cigars. They can
not elo much with the wrapper, but they
can "heighten and elevelop" the fillings.
It is a relief to know that opium is not
used, although it used to be formerly
in England, but stringent laws broke
tho practice. The substances used to
flavor tobacco are numerous. Vanilia
is the most common. This is employed
in the form of an alcoholic tincture to
flavor fillings. It is said thatT few
cigars are free from vanilla, j Its effects
are not harmful if not used to excess.
The tonka bean and balsam fir are used
in tho same way for the same purpose.
Cedar oil is also introduced. I The best
imitator of the tobacco flavor is vale
rian. Valerian and vanilla aro the most
valuable chemicals now in use by tobac
conists. ; By their use the poorest stems
may be converted into fair tobacco. Into
cigarettes enter not only valerian anel
vanilla, but cascarilla barki To make
cigars burn, ammonia is used, and they
are soakeel in saltpetre. The latter is in
jurious, and makes young men old with
disjmtch. The objee;t of its use is to
cause the cigar to burn freely,
It has been noticed by some smokers
that an intoxicating effect has been pro
duced by some cigars. This is producoel
by dipping tho filiings in a solution of
sulphuric ether and bromide of potas
sium. When it is knwn that rum is
used with vanilla and valerian it is noth
ing to wonder at that tho cigars so treat
ed produce intoxication. To make to
bacco or aid in its aetulteration, such
other things as potatoo leaves, sugar,
potash, tamarinds, aniseed, gum and
various oils not heretofore- mentioned,
aro used to a greater or less extent. In
New York alono 82Gf0'Gt,000 cigars are
made annually besides 229,800,000 cigar
ettes, anel 25,000 persons are employeel.
A Virginia man owns a hen that sings.
One simple lay a day is her average.
The Unconscious la Education.
1 1 !
When a child is born we may imagine
that it tries to conceive m what kind of a
world it is about to enter. Myriads of
kinds of worlel are possible or conceiva
bio. , But which is to be the kind that it
is to enter? Tho child's nerve-particles
are in a perfect chaos, wita not a nerve
process or an idea formeel, but on a gen
eral disposition of its nerve-particles,
which is to modify the nerve-processes
and the ideas that it is to acquire, and to
thus give it a distinct inelividuality m
addition to the individuality that tho
peculiarity of its experience will furn
ish. With this inelifference to start from
the chilel receives impressions frorn the
outer world with every sensation it feels.
Every glance shows it a multitude of
things which might have been diS'erent
for all it knows, but which, being as they
are, and the child having no different ex
periences to compare them with, make
impressions upon its mind that are, for
the most part, received unconsciously
and without surprise. If the child had
any remembrance of any other kind of
world with which to compare this,
it would see much to wonder at
and woulel be conscious of every
new ad strange experience. But, as
it is, nothing is new or strance to the
child; everything makes its impression
on tho mind; anel, because there are few
contrasts, few ideas reach consciousness.
It is said that a child learns much more
in its first year than in any other year of
its life, anel almost all that it then learns
must be acquired unconsciously. These
rather than any other impressions, are
formed in the mind, and the mind re
ceives them without challenge or com
parison, because it has none other to
compare them with., In this unconscious
way the child learns the fundamental
laws of the world and of life; it gets the
idea of this particular world rather
than of any other; it only becomes con
scious where it sees contrasts and makes
comparisons. And tins unconscious ac
quisition continues all through life. I
learn to think this rather than that, but
never thought that there co
"that;" when I became con
mid be any
conscious ot a
"that"! become conscious of my thought
of "this. Thus most of my uncon
scious knowledge is a negative rather
than a positive gain; by it I am prevent
ed from going in any one of an infinite
number of ways except this one. My
unconscious knowledge furnishes me
with bounels within which I move which
prevent my wandering. John Bascom,
What a Dollar Will Do.
Ouo dollar will buy a prime steak. A
family of four persons will get away with
the best of this steak at a single meal.
anel with all of it in some form or other
in two meals. That's the fate of the
elollar number one. Another dollar will
buy as follows: A shoulder of good
mutton at six cents per pound, weighing
between four and five pounds, twenty-
eight cents; a small measure of pota
toes, thirteen cents; six carrots, sixcents;
a quart of onions, ten cents; one cabbage,
fifteen cents; two loaves of bread, twenty
e-ents; anu tne six remaining cents may
be spent for vermicelli. The shoulder,
well cut up and allowed to simmer for
three hours, is quite a9 gooel eating as
the leg off the hind quarter, for the
nearer the bone the sweeter the meat,
besiele making one or two gallons of
mutton broth. It will furnish meat for
two dinners, a boiled dish with the vege
tables, or in the guise of stews. The
broth, properly seasoned with vegetables
is an excellent standby, and will last two
days at least. Out of this dollar s worth
of provisions a scientific cook can get tho
mainstays of life for one family of four
for three days. And the dishes com
pounded or it may be last as good as a
great deal one gets at the high-priced
restaurants if there be in the family a
culiuarv brain equal to the occasion and
the fore shoulder. Cut this out, paste it
insiele your hat, ponder over it at odd
intervals, and then decide that it's worth
a dozen ordinary receipts for fancy
elishes, which will cost throe times the
money, six times the trouble, aud not
give one-twentieth part the nourishment.
Hold lour Tongue
Tho world is nearly talked dead. Te
keep silence is one of the lost arts with
no one even hunting for it. Though a
rattling tougue, like a rattling wagon, is
eyidence only of emptiuess, we rattle
away. jFious slander, sorrowiui tale
bearing and long faced gossip are a trio
going hand in hanel the world over, fresh
from the tomb, the devil s small change
passing on sight. How few can keep
silence without any sins but their own.
From mouth to mouth goes the slander
ous tale, always a sweet morsel to the
vicious, anel only needing to be sugar-
coated among the good with "I'm sorry."
"1 m sorry is a kind of atonement for
circulating what we know should not be
mentioned a struggle for seif-respect
while seif-condemmed for being in very
mean company, and engaged in very elis
reputablo business. It is itself a lie.
True sorrow uever seeks a public high
way for parade of anything. Tale-bearing
is elelightful. It has a back action.
To be able to uncover the pit into which
our neighbor has fallen is proof positive
that we aro not in tho pit ourselves; and
in mo coneiemnation or a great sin we
can ofteu betray another into the hands
of justice, while justice is seeking for us
and we shoulel bo hangeel. Our neigh
bor's moral shadow helps the dimness ef
our own spiritual light by contrast, aud
"None are so ekquent in the praise of
virtue as those who do not xossess it."
The strawberry crop is a failure in
many parts of Mississippi, owing to the
raina washing the pollen out of the
j - 'CUKI0178 TREES.
The India rubber tree is a native of
India and Sonth America.
The guava tree, from the fruit of which
the delicioua guava jelly is maele, is a ,
native of the Indies.
In Malabar a tree called the tallow,
tree grows. From the seeds of it when
boiled, Js procured a firm tallow which
makes excellent candles.
There; is a tree iu Jamaica calleel the
"life tree," whos9 leaves grow,oven when
severod from the plant. It is impossi
ble to kill it, save by fire.
The butter tree was discovered by
Park in the central part of Africa; from
its korn?l is produceel a nice butter
which will keep a year.
The Bunyau trt;o is a native of India,
and is I an obioct of Great veneration
among the Hindoos and Bramins, who
loejk upon it as an emblem of the Deity.
The manna tree grows in Sicily and
Calabria. In August the tree is tapped.
and the sap llows out, after which it
hardens by evaporation, and the manna
is left, w'hich is of a sweet and .nauseat
A tree called the "traveler's tree" of
Madagascar, yields a copious supply of
fresh water from its leaves, very grateful ,
to the traveler. It grows in the most
aril countries, and is another proof of
the tender care of our Heavenly Father
in supplying all His creature's wants.
Tho Sorrowful Tree is found in the
Island of Goa, near Bombay. It is so
called because it flourishes in the night.
At sunset no llowers are to be seen, but
soon after it ia covered with them, which
close up lor fall off as tho finn rises. It
has a fragrant odor, and blossoms at
night tho year round.
Tho milk tree is a native of South
America.) Its fruit is about tho size of a
small apple, but the milk is the greatest
wonder, which is procurod by making
notches through the bark. At first when
it runs out it is as thick as cream. It
has the same properties as glue.
The camphor tree grows in Japan and
in some of tho islands of the Pacific. The
camphorj is extracted from the wood of
tho tree, where it is formed in concrete
lumps, some of which are as large as a
man's arm, though this is rare. Tho tree
has to bo. sacrificed to procure the cam
phor. The cow tree, or pota ele vaca, grows
on rocks! in Venezuela, South America.
It has elry and leathery leaves, and by
making incisions in its trunk a kinel of
milk cozes out, which is tolerably thick,
and of an agreeable, balmy smell. At
sunrise the natives may be seen hasten
ing from; all quarters, furnished with
large howls to receive the milk.
frESSE AD ISO.XSESSE.
Men like to call women lfttle probablv
because it's about the only way they can
retort for fancied slights.
Mr. Loubat is said to I have fought
three duels already. He can prove it by
the men ho fought with. fN. Y. Com.
The Detroit Free Pres3 thinks it's too
long between bull fights to be very
pleasant 'for Minister Hamlin at Mad
Has Alexander H. Stephens also
joined the broom brigade that his friends
should cjaim that he
There aro plenty of recipes for making
lobster salad, but we don't know of any
for iireventiug it from giving you the
In ono lot there aro four calves and in
another two young men with their hair
parted in tho center, how many calves
in all? i
"Lend me five dollars, Joe?" "Can't
no it; in iact, x am just going over to try
t , - m . -w-
to borrow five from the doctor." "Well,
then, you might as well make it ten and
I'll take five of it. It will make it easier
to pay, you know, if it is elivided up be
Male prisoners between 13 and CO in
English jails, if in sound health, sleep
on a plank on entering a prison until
they have attained 240 marks, after
winch they have a mattress five nights in
each week until they have earned 480
marks, then for six nights until thev
have earned 720, and then a mattress
A woman rofuseel to pay a Boston
photographer for a dozen pictures of her
self on the grounel that they die! not do
justice to her face. Ho sued, and in the
trial the woman anel tho photographs
were submitted to the jury. She was
dressed carefully, her hair was arranged
in the most becoming manner, and she
put on her pleasantest expression; yet
the verdict was that tho portraits wer
Tho island of Fierro, one of the
largest cf the Canaries, is so tlry that
not even a rivulet can be found, but by
a wonderful provision of Providence,
there is a species of tree, tho leaves of
which are narrow and long, anel continue
green throughout the entire year; there
is also a e-onstant cloud sarrouneling the
tree, which is condensed, and falling in
elrops, keeps the cisterns placed under
them constantly full.
The dato treo is a palm tree, and
leaves cut from the elate treo, unelor the
name of palms, are used in the ceremo
nies of Palm Sunday, which' is the Sun
day before Easter, when the multitude
cut down palm treos, and strewed them
in the xjath of onr Lord. Almost every
part of this tree is valuable. It is valu
able for its fruit and for the palrn wine
drawn from its trunk. Its leaves are
made into hats anel baskets, and the
fibres of the stem of the leaves are made
into cords anel twine.