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WHO GAVfc. THE MOST?
A hntiRhty Klnp, of runner clnr?,
Longed to comrjcmornto his pnuso
Through nl'. tho oomlng age.
"What would tu'orn his roynl namof
How best perpotunte his fnmo
On tlmc-cmlurlng pages?
Would monument or stoned urn
Teach nil tho world his worth to learnf
Ambition vaulted higher.
A vast cathedral should proclnlm
Who gave to God tho most Hint namo
Do carved on base nnd si r.
This story ho would not divide
With nny mortal. In his prlc'o
It must bo his alono.
Twhr finished, nnd on chnnco; will
t His namo on tablet gleamed, that nil
Tho gracious deed might own.
Hcforo tho chancel mil thnt night
In dream he stood; and saw tho light
Wns dim; but dimmer grew
Tho Inscription on tlio tablet's face,
When lo, blazed forth to tuko his place,
A namo ho novor knew?
In wnlflng hours, ho lightly thought
On nightly visions. When ho sought
Next timo his pillow's rest,
Tho solf-snmo dream ho dreamed again,
! "Who mars my work," ho cried, In pain,
"Or mocks my known behostt"
Onco more tho royal dreamer slept,
Again tho taunting vision crept
As twice it camo before.
"Whoso namo is this? llringtomy throno
Tho ono whoso work supplants uiy ownl
I'll suffer this no more."
An humblo widow, clnd in weeds,
Whoso dally toll for dally needs
Scarco kept tho wolf at bay,
Answorcd tho summons. "Who art thou?"
Ho Etornly said. "Upon thy vow
Now speak. What canst thou say?"
'My lord, O King." sho faltering said,
"I know your will, and longed to aid
This glorious work for God.
( Tho mulo which drew tho stone each day
I brought, at noon, ti wisp of hay
i To help him bear his load."
"Alnsl I see," tho monarch cried,
"Tls work for God, not solllsh prido,
Which earns tho truo 'well done.'
Thy namo shall on tho tablet stay,
For I hnvo learned this blo-sod day
How Love- tho contest won."
Iltith Alleyn, in Youth' Companion.
A GHASTLY WHITER,
A Moat Wolrd Exporionoo With
Twistloton, Q. O.
Several strango things lmvo linp
poned lo mo in my lifo thai my friends
coultl novor aoooniit for. Thoy could
novor understand how 1 got an intro
duction to Twistloton, Q. C, nor why
that loarnod gentleman, ;tflor allow
ing to dovil his work for him for
ten years without putting any thing in
my way, suddenly used every oll'ort
and iniliionco ho was capahlo of to put
aii important and valuable junior prac
tice in my hands.
TwiHtleton, Q. C. was a hard, selfish
jnan. In person ho was like a badly
dried moth, whoso long, old-fashioned
-whiskers resembled tho remains of
wings; and there was consequently
great surprise whon Twistloton mar
ried Lucy Travel's, who, us j'ou will
romombor, was the hollo of lior season.
JJut the Truvers were not so well off as
they protended to b, and Twistloton,
as wo all know, made his llfteen thou
sand a year, and hud, if any tiling, an
over-iiKToasing practice in tho chan
Twistloton was undoubtedly a groat
lawyer and a man of grout common
Benso, but ho hud two fads. Ho was a
believer in ghosts and ho wrote every
.thing in his chamber upon a Reming
Twistloton and his wife were staying
ono Juno in Norfolk, at Lady Hum
doro's. Twistloton was duo in town to
argiio the groat patent ease concerning
sewing machines of Runcoinbo and an
other against Radger, in the Court of
Appeals, on Wednesday morning. 1
expected him buck in chambers on the
Monday evening, understanding Unit
bo intended rejoining his w.fo at the
end of the week; for this case would
last at least throe days, and Twistloton
was in several other cases on the-list.
About eight o'clock on Monday even
ing, 1 hud dined early at my club; and
was engaged noting up Twistloton's
papers, when he entered with his (Jlud
stonobugundrug, looking, as 1 thought,
tired and out of spirits. When Twis
tloton was in town by himself ho
always .slept at his own chambers, as
in the old days before ho was married,
and his breakfast (a eluqi an l two
eggs) was sent from tho "Cook."
Twistloton, having hoard that Foss,
his clerk, had to say on the subject of
retainers, dismissed hint. Then he
Mummed down the windows, which I
had opened to lot in what fresh air
there was in Old Square, carefully
closed tho door, lot, himself Into tho
hard chair in front of ids writing table,
and idly loaned over the papers whieh
were in front of him. At length the
outer door was hoard to close; Foss had
departed, and Twistloton broke silence.
Penrose, my dear follow, I'm un
comfortable." Twistloton, I may remark, was al--ways
on the best of terms with me, and
treated mo as a friend, for I boltovo I
was useful to him. 1 hud mudo grout
way in his ntl'eotlons by solemnly ad
vising him to marry Miss Travel's when
j 6a w ho was bent on doing so; but,
since Ids marriage, I am not sure that
lids course of conduct of mine hud
been altogether to my advantage. 1
looked to lilm for a further explanation,
which I saw was coming.
Tonroso, my dour, follow, who do
you think is at Lady Rurndoro's?"
J shook my head, being utterly In ig
norance. Charley Colston," replied Twistlo
ton, trying to carvo his whiskers with
tho paper knife, "Charley Colston."
Xouv Charley Colston! It was well
known that ho had paid his addresses
to pretty Mrs. Twistloton in former
days, and report said sho had encour
aged them. No wonder Twistloton was
excited. I know him to bo of an ex
tremely jealous nature.
"Now mark mo, , Penrose," said
Twistloton, shaking his forefinger at
mo as ho would at Lord Usher in the
Appeal Court "what took place yes
terday when I was playing tennis? The
whole time, sir, ho and she were talk
ing and chatting together, and laugh
ingyes, laughing! Porhjip at my
play, for I played abominably; I know
it. I could not boar to see thorn."
Twistloton's tennis was never first
rate. He had begun to piny too late
In life. He was an annoying partner,
ns lie always insisted on leading, tak
ing all tho diflicult strokes, and failing
at them. Ho was a still more objec
tionable opponent, as ho was always
taking technical objections on points
of practice. Still, however badly one
plays, it is not pleasant to bo laughed
at, even by olio's wife. I tried to
soothe Twistloton, but ho interrupted
"Now, there is another point I desire
to urge." Twistloton always spokt us
though ho was addressing tho Court of
Appeal. "When I asked my wife to
eoino buck to-day, she point blank re
fused. What do" you think of that?"
"Nothing whatever," I answered.
"Sho had arranged to stay, and, you
are going down on Saturday again. I
think you are making mountains out
"I hope I am, Penrose; I hope lam,"
replied Twistloton mournfully; "but
you didn't see them I did;" and Twis
tloton sighed deeply.
Then tho sdbject dropped, and we
got to work on a small ease. Soon,
Twistloton, with a self-complacent
smilo'oii his countenance, was playing
an opinion on his typewriter. It was
to him, I believe, as though each note
he struck produced a deep mellow tone,
and not a capital or sm ill Homan. I
can remember when Twistloton first
hud bin typewriter. In those days he
used to sit at it for hours, practising;
hitting first one nolo and then tho
other, at intervals varying between
ten seconds and two or three minutes,
every now and then using the most
horrible language, as ho put a capital
for a small Roman or missed a space.
Then Ills ell'orts looked as though thoy
were tho productions of six drunken
printers who had each taken an absent
comrade's work for the day; and thoy
were always copied before thoy wont to
tho clients. Now tho machine went
click, click, click, evenly and merrily.
Twistloton was a perfect master of it.
I have soon him write with it with his
eyes shut. 1 have no doubt that if ho
could have stood on his head, and if it
had been consonant with tho dignity of
a Queen's counsel to do so, ho could
have played his instrument in that
Tho opinion finished, Twistloton,
who was a very methodical man, put a
fresh sheet of paper in readiness to
commence again, folded and signed
what ho had written, and bade
mo good-night. His last words to
"I hope you nro right about Charloy
"I am sure of it," I said.
"I wish 1 were."
To-morrow wo were to have a long
day at Runeonilo versus Radger.
Whon 1 arrived in tho morning Twis
tloton was at breakfast. I no sooner
entered than ho sot down his egg
spoon, and, rushing to mo with a
piece of paper, thrust it into my
"Read that," ho cried excitedly
I not iced that Twistloton scorned un
well. There was a wild look in his
eyes. His chop was untouched a re
versal of Twistloton's procedure at
breakfast, which was more extra-mil-nary
to mo than his strange appear
ance. Tne egg he was eating was, to
to any one with a sense ot smell, mani
festly u bad one; a most protontous
fact to me. who rnuionihor hearing
Twistloton who never knew any crimi
nal law seriously toll the boy from
the "Cock" that ho believed a bill of
attainder would lie against him for
bringing him a bad egg. What did it
all mean? I looked at tho paper in my
hum!; on it were two words, neatly
printed "Charley Colston."
I stared blankly at Twistloton. What
djd it moan? Twistloton was shaking
Do you believe in ghosts?" he
"Certainly not," I replied.
"Ah!" sighed Twistloton, and added
sontontiouly: " 'There are more
things in Heaven and earth than are
dreamt of in vour philosophy.' "
This wns the only quotation 1 ever
heard him utter that did not come
from tho Law Reports. ,1 believe he
fuueied it was a phruso he had in
vented in Ids early youth when he first
began to believe in ghosts.
"If you don't believe in ghosts who
wrote that message, on my type
writer?" Twistloton's manner was very Im
pressive. I felt like a witness com
"I tell you, I found it this morning
when I went to write a letter just be
fore breakfast. Who wrote it?" lie
shouted. "Who wrote it? 1 will
"Perhaps Foss," I suggested.
"He lias not been here, and can't use
1 had heard him say so, but did not
believe it. Foss was afraid of over
working himself, and so did not choose
to leurn It, but any fool could use It If
he liked to learn. My opinion was tliut
Foss could use It. 'Ho was li"ko tho
monkeys, who as tho negro said,' could
talk if they would, but knew if they did
they would be mudo to work."
"How about tho laundress?" I sug
gested. "Ah! the laundress," repeated Twis
tloton. thoughtfully; "the laundress."
So Mrs. Huttick, tho laundress, was
sent for when Foss came in; but sho de
nied all knowledge of tho typewriter oi
the writing, making a new suggestion,
which did not, to our thinking, much
advance the solution of tho mystery,
and that was that the culprit was tin
"It is a message," said Twistleton,
mysteriously; "a message!"
"Nonsense!" I said. "Some fellow
has strolled in, and written the name
"Fun!" cried Twistleton, indignantly.
"Fun!" And thou more quietly: "No,
I urn sure of it; it is a message."
Very little of Runcombo versus
Radger could I get into Twistloton's
head that day. Plans and specifica
tions ho seemed not to understand; th
the seductive literary stylo of the affi
davit had no charm for him. He could
only gaze at the paper in his bund, and
murmur over and anon: "A mes
sage!" I saw it was best to humor him, and
at my suggestion tho typewriter was
locked up that night, and ho took the
key with him into his bed-room. We
hud hud a rattling good dinner togeth
er, and when 1 left Twistloton ho was
in much better spirits.
"If the ghost comes to-night ho won't
bo able to got at tho typewriter, any
how." I said laughing.
"Hush! I don't know," replied Twis
tleton, solemnly. "It is no jesting sub
ject." I wont my way, wondering how a
man with Twistloton's practice could
believe in ghosts, and who tho deuce
hud written Charley Colston's name on
Tho next morning I walked down to
Twistloton's directly after breakfast.
I found him to bo in tho wildest imag
inable condition. Ho had taken every
precaution, locking up the typewriter,
placing the key under his pillow; and
yet, here was tho message, as ho called
it, printed in clear, faultless style:
"Charley Colston. Ho is with your
wife. Charloy Colston."
"I must go. I must go. Oh! Pen
rose, what shall I do?" ho cried in
agony, as I entered tho room.
"Co?" I said; "and who is to lead
in Runcombo versus Radger?"
Ho was silent, and buried all of his
face, except his whiskers, in his hands.
Even Ids hands, largo and uncouth as
thoy were, could not contain his
"Think ol Writson and Clame.
What will thoy say?" I urged, seeing
the c fleet 1113' words had on him. "They
rely 011 you in this ease."
The name of this eminent firm
seemed to calm Twistleton to some ex
tent. "My dour Penrose," ho said in a
trembling voice, "this is a message; I
am sure of it. Rut I will do my duty;
I will stay by my clients."
"Twistleton, you speak like a
Queen's counsel and a man of honor,"
1 said, seizing him by the hand, proud
to shako it. "If it is a message," I
added, to humor him, "it will come
again to-night. I will tell you what
wo will do. Wo will wateh tho typo
writer all night,"
Twistloton wrung my hand with
gratitude at this suggestion of mino
and calmed himself. 1 made him eat
som'j of his cold chop, and sont for
some brandy ami water for him, in
stead of the tea, which had already
stood lit tho teapot for more than an
hour. Then I endeavored to coach
liini in Runcombo versus Radger, but
with small success. Then we went
over to the Appeal Court, in which I
look my seat; for, though I was not
briefed in the case, I had nothing else
to do, and was interested in seeing
how Twistloton got on with it. He
was very able at picking up a oaso as
he went along, and the Court of Apjoul
stood greatly in uwe of him. I had
never seen him ns nervous us he was
to-day not even on his wedding day
and I was quite frightened for him.
Lord Usher, M. R., supported by
Sinugg, L. .1.. and Suinmerbosli, L. J.,
formed the court. Twistleton came in
late; ho had boon at a consultation.
As he entered I heard two solicitors'
clerks say to each other:
"Who "is that with the whisker?.?"
"Twistloton, Q. C; he has tho big
gest practice at the bur."
"Ho looks like a boiled owl," sug
gested his companion.
"Drinks, I believe," was the reply.
This was horrible, for Twistleton was
a follower of Prebendary Falutin, tho
Rut certainly Twistleton had a dissi
pated look this morning, His eyes were
red, and the lines under his eyes wore
very dark nnd hollow; his cheeks were
pule and yellow, Something of this
kind, 1 fancy, the Muster of the Rolls
remarked to Lord Justice Sinugg, who
Twistleton rose to open tho case,
which wns a very intricate one, and
Lord Usher, according to his constant
practice, interrupted him with tho reg
ularity of a piece of clockwork every
two and a half minutes, and thru won
dered why he did not understand tho
case and shook himself impatiently.
Much to Lord Usher's astonishment,
Twistleton did not delivor any of thoso
stinging retorts by whieh he was wont
to keep tho Court of Appeal in order,
and frighten their lordships into decid
ing In Ids favor. On noticing this
Lord Usher began to chull' and rally
Twistleton In a manner that wns the
admiration of the junior bar, tho two
Lords Justices, and, not least of all, of
tli Master of the Rolls himself.
At loiw:th Twistleton, in exuatlat-
ing on tho merit? of Bttn
ombo's sewing machine, alluded to It
is a typewriter. Whereupon L ml Usher
aid, with a humorous leer, that if it
had been a question of typewriters, no
doubt Mr. Twistloton, would have bcpn
called as a specialist to give evidence,
and would not have been arguing the
case before them. At which those in
the court who know of Twistloton's fud
tittered; and ids Lordship's namesakes
who stand about the court put their
hands before their faces and shook visi
bly for a moment or two, and then
called out "Hush!" and looked angry.
Rut Twistleton lost his temper owr
this and asked his Lordship if his Lord
ship meant to hint that tho Court did
not want to hear him, and intinntcd his
intention, if such was tho case, of sit
ting down. And then the whole court
was really quite silent for a minute or
two, in anticipation of a row; and every
one ceased to fidget and paid close at
tention to Lord Usher; to hear him,
with Ids blandest and most urbane of
-miles, explaining how it was the groat
privilege of that court to listen to Mr.
Twistleton. and what a high value they
set upon that privilege, and how it was
quite Inconceivable to him (Lord Usher)
that ho (Mr. Twistloton) could imagine
for a moment that this court or any
other court should wish h'i to sit down.
Whereupon Twistlctutn murmured that
his Lordship was very good, meaning
thereby that ho should like to bo with
his Lordship in a small room where ho
could give him a bit of his mind. Then
the case proceeded quite regularly,
until Twistleton handed Lord Usher a
lot of papers to explain his case; and
Lord Usher coming to one, said, with a
knowing side glance at Sinugg, L. J.,
that, from tho handwriting, it must be
a note of Mr. Twistloton's in another
case; as ho did not know that any one
of the name of Charles Colston was a
party to this case. And what would
have happened then 1 don't know; only
the court rose for lunch.
I heard two or three people say that
lay that "Twistleton, poor fellow, was
doing more work than lie ought to;"that
"Twistloton was a clever fellow, but he
;-ould not ufl'ord fo burn the candle at
both ends." Indeed, Tw'stloton's
it range conduct in Runcombo versus
Radger was the general topic of con
versation in the robing-roo'in.
When Twistleton came out of court 1
had tho greatest difficulty to prevent
him from rushing down to Norfolk by
the night train. Ho was sure it was
rue; he believed 111 the message. 1
calmed him down, and we hud dinner
together at my club. He had to con
tinue his speech in tho morning. I
tried to couch him in Runcombo versus
Radger, hut it was of no avail. I do
not think lie even know for which side
he was appearing.
We agreed that we would sit up in
'vatches and so keep our eyes on the
typewriter all night. There was a sofa
in the recess of the window, and Twis
tleton sent me to bed and placed him
self on this. I bade hit;; good-night, and
look his bed for thOMirst half of tho
night. About two o'clock in the morn
ing 1 woke and went to Twistleton.
Ho was wide awake, reading some
papers, on the sofa.
"Have you seen any thing?" I asked.
"Nothing whatever," he replied.
"Nor heard any thing?"
"Not a sound."
We took the lamp to the tyjewriter
and opened it. There was the sheet of
paper as he always left it, untouched.
Twistleton locked it up again and took
"Put it. under your pillow."
"I will," he replied; "it's very good
of you to sit up like this."
"It's nothing at all, I assure you," I
"Koep strict watch, won't you?"
"I promise you," I said.
Twistleton shook me by tho hand,
with emotion, and went out; he looked
very ill and wretched. I thought, anil
was sorry for him. Was it a ghost's
message or what that was making his
life a burden to him? Should I solve
the mystery to-night?
I waited about an hourand a half.
The dawn came peeping through the
painted shutters and made the lamp
look dim. 1 was almost dozing in
fact, 1 had shut my eves and lost con
sciousness for perhaps a minute, per
haps more. A sharp clicking sound
awoke me. It was tho typewriter.
There, seated on a chair in front of it.
playing nimbly on the queer instru
ment, was a white, misty figure. It
had finished. It closed the cover down
and turned the key. It wheeled round
to tho door, and I saw tho face and
whiskers I know so well; It was Twistle
My first impulse was to wake him,
but I had heard that it was dangerous
to wake persons walking in their sleep.
He wanted all tho sloop lie could get,
so I decided to let him alone, to walk
down to my own chambers and get
some more rest myself. When 1 got
out into Old Square I could not help
roaring with laughter. It was too
funny. Tho idea of old Twistleton
writing messages to himself on tho
typewriter, and being frightened wit of
liis wits by them. What a story to toll
against him! No one would bcliovo it,
it was too good to bo true.
I awoke a little late next morning,
but went straight down to Old Square
before breakfast. Alas! I was too
late. There was Foss in misery over a
hasty scrawl of Twistloton's. Ho ifad
gone to Rarndoro by the early train;
Foss was to make any excuse he thought
lit to Writson and Clame. There was
the typewriter shattered into a thou
sand pieces. Its intricate machinery n
shapeless chaos. 1 shuddered to think
what would happen if thorn waswny
thlng botweon Charley Colston and
In town evorr ono was Oikiuir what
had become of Twistleton. Tho rumor
wont round the law courts that ho was
insane. I maintained a discreet
silence. Mr, Clame was almost crying
as Slokoaeli, murmuring something
about "bad ' news and his learned
leader," roso to continue Twistloton's
opening. Lord Usher, unrestrained by
the presence of Twistloton. made tho
Court of Appeal a place of fiery tor
ment to that eminent elderly junior,
Mr. Stokoaeh. Rustle, Q. C, for
Radgcf, was not even called upon to
reply; Runcombo and another wore
dismissed, with costs.
The early train stopped, as I know,
at every station, forty in number. I
could imagine poor Twistloton's state
of mind as ho pottered along in a slow
train to Rarndoro. He arrived at tho
house about breakfast time I have the
story from Grimbleton, who was there
lie came into the breakfast-room, and
his appearance elicited a shout of sur
prise. "What has become of Ruucombc ver
sus Radger?" cried Lord Rarndoro.
"Not that I know of," muttered
Twistleton, sulkily; and then, looking
around fiercely, "asked: "Whore's my
"Not down yet," replied L.ird Rarn
doro. Twistleton looked hastily round, as
fiiough in search of somo one else, and
then tore up-stairs to his wife's room.
Tho whole company looked at oacli
other in silence.
There was somo explanation about
"bad news," but the TwNtlotons never
went into mourning, and Mrs, Twistle
ton seemed very merry all that day.
It is true Twistloton shut himself up a
good deal. Grimbleton told me that
he never understood the whole busi
ness in the least; in fact, in Twistlo
ton's circle it was a nine days' won
der. Ry the bye, I almost forgot to
mention that Charley Colston left
Rarndoro to bo married in Scotland
Vie day after Twistleton camo to town.
When Twistleton returned to Oltl
Square iio was a sadder and wiser man.
He gave up believing in ghosts, and
did not buy another typewriter. I
told Twistleton that 1 would not let the
mutter go any further, and I men
tioned at the time that he might get me
the junior brief in Runcornl)" versus
Radger, which went to the House of
Lords, where, through Twistloton's
clear arguments Lord Usher and
Lords Justices Sinugg and Summer
bosh were overruled.
That year, mostly through Twistlo
ton's iullucuee, my fee book credited
me with 2.000.
I have kept my secret well, but since
Twistleton succeeded Lord Usher as
Master of the Roll Lady Twistleton has
not called on Mrs. Penrose, and, al
though my wife assures me that shr is
rather glad of it, she is always telling
me now that she does not think so good
a story should Ihs lost to tho world as
that of "Twistloton's Typewriter."
THE HAY CROP.
How I'oor Imd Cin !xMmt u Source of
Hay is one of the most valuable crops
of the country, worth millions of dol
lars, and upon it depend the life and
well-being of millions of animals. Hay
must be had, cost what it will. It is a
staple crop. It is true, the price fluct
uates somewhat, according to the
abundance or scarcity of the crop, but
it seldom or never falls below the cost
of producing the same. There is al
ways a sale for hay, and the farmer
has liUle dilliculty in realizing on his
crop. Some lands are better adapted
to produce hay than others. A clay
soil, or any strong, moist soil, is well
suited to producing grass, while a light,
sandy soil is of little value for the pur
pose. Every fanner should raise the crops
that his land is liest adapted to pro
duce. If ono has good grass land, let
him raiso hay and a good crop of it,
too. There are writers who contend
that it will not pay to top-dress grass
lauds, but that tho better way is to cul
tivute the bind with hood crops for two
or three years, until tho same is in good
condition, and then sow to grass, and
keep on so as long as a paying crop can
beseeured;then plow the land, and treat
as before. This may do very well when
dressing can not readily be obtained,
or it costs too much t secure it, but
experience has shown that, us a
rule, it will pay well to top
dress good grass lands, and it
does not take much arithmetic to prove
it. Wo have in mind a farm whore
the laud is naturally good, but where
the crop of hay wns not over u ton to
tho aero on all tho land devoted to
grass. This land was jdowed and
planted one year with potatoes, nnd
sowed down again to grass. The crop
that followed for tho next three or
four years two crops a year generally
would average more than three tons,
and, in some cases, five tons to tho
acre. This hay sold for twenty-live
dollars per ton. This land was top
drosod as often as every second year,
and somo of it every year. -
If it pays to raiso hay, it pays tho
better to raise largo crops, and it is
easy to do this if ono will ue the moans.
Wo think there is money in tho hay
crop for many farmers who are now
quite inditVeront in respect to its value.
Celery Sauce for Turkey: Roil a
head of celery until quite tender,
then put it through a sieve; put tho
yolk of an egg in a basin, and boat
it well with tho strained juice of a
lemon; add the celery and a coupluof
spoonfuls of liquor in whloh the turkey
was boiled; salt and popper to taste.
THc nwUS TRIAL WOncJ.
One of Cincinnati's chief industries
Is tho manufacturing of lead, fifteen
million pouudsof which arc made every
Near Toronto is being constructed
the first steel steamer ever built in Can
ada. The engines, however, are being
made in Scotland.
A now industry recently developed
in Hancock County, Maine, is the gath
ering of white pine and spruce cones
for French and German market.
A farmer of New Hope, Cal., who
planted five hundred acres In potatoes,
has had such an abundant crop that ho
calculates that it will yield him $50,000.
A Pittsburgh natural gas company
is the largest one in tho country. It
supplies over four hundred manufac
tories and over soyen thousand dwel
lings with the entire amount of fuel
consumed. Tho total area of pipe lead
ing into Pittsburgh is given as 1,311,G02
square inches. Pittsburgh Post.
The great bulk of cheap pocket cut
lory is punched in dies from sheet steel.
Good cutlery is hand-forged, and tho
average output per hour for a good
workman is from twenty-five to forty
blades, according to size, American
steel is being used a good deal for this
purpose. The blades arc polished 011
walrus hide. Chicago Times.
Tiie decline of tho silk industry in
India, for which various causes have
been assigned, has at length been proven
by Mr. Wool Mason, an English natur
alist, to be duo to a destructive parasitic
disease of the Worms. The ulVectiou
seems, to be identical with "pebrine,"
which ravaged French silkworm nur
series from IS t'J to 18Gf, and was eradi
cated from Europe by the discoveries of
Pas t eu - Mm nsa w Tra vclcr.
California made in 188(3 23,000,00a
gallons of wine, against but 7,500.000
last year. The S.in Francisco Call says
10,000.000 pounds of grapes have been
shipped East as table fruit, 00,000,000
pound? made into raisins, '20,0 )0,OOJ
pound" made into brandy and over 21,
5)00,000 pounds made into wine. The
eastward shipments of lemons, limes
and oranges will bo twice as- largo as
they were l.nt year, it is S'lid, owing to
a reduction in freight charges.
In the town of Clymer, Chautauqua
County, N. Y., is a large settlement of
Hollanders, the oldest members of which
brought from their fatherland the simple
manners and industrious habits which
have always been characteristic of that
race. Nearly without exception thoy
are engaged in general funning and
dairying, and to supplement their farm
labors they have introduced an industry
which is carried on in no other place in
the Union. This is tho making of the
wooden shoes, or clogs, which are so
common in Holland and somo other
foreign countries., Hutf'ulo Express.
A Pittsburgh correspondent tells of
a man named Cook, 'at Mansfield, O.,
who has spent a largo portion of his
lifo and some $80,000 in electrical con
struction and other work. First ids
ell'orts were concentrated on a Hying
machine. This, of course, was a fail
ure. Then an evaporating pan for
sorghum realized somo $10,000, and
with this ho plunged into the field of
electrical invention. He is now at work
on an electrical contrivance for perpet
ual motion, from which he expects to
realize $'o,00J,00J. It is described as
wonderful piece of mechanism.
"iJolm," Bam nit. u...r., rs
your birthday, isn't it?" "Yes, my
dear." "Wefl, 1 have a birthday pres
ent for you. See here." "A pair of
opera glasses! How thoughtful of you,
my dear." "Yes; you see, John, they
will save you from becoming bald
headed." "How, my dear?" "You
can see tho performance without sitting
in the front row." Puck.
Strive everywhere and, in all things
to bo at peace. If trouble conies from
within or without, treat it peacefully. If
joy comes, receive it peacefully, without
excitement. If we must needs lieu
from evil, let us do it calmly, without
agitation, or we may stumble and fall
in our haste. Iet us do good peace
fully, or our hurry will lead us into end
less" faults. Even repentance is work
which should bo carried on peacefully.
S. Fruw'.is de Sales.
FAULTLESS FAMILY MEDICINE
"I have used Simmons Liver
Regulator for many years, hav
ing made It my only Family
Medicine. My mother before
mo was very partial to It. It Is
n safe, good and rellablo medi
cine for nny disorder of the
system, and If xised In time is
yrrtit prrveittlv of niekitr.
I often recommend It to my
frloiuls, irud shall continue to
do so. ,,.
"Rev. James M. Itolllns,
"Pastor it. KChurch, So. Fairfield, Va."
TIME AND DOCTORS' BILLS SAVED bU
alirau hevphw Simmon Islver
lteuhlator in the houtie.
"I have found Simmons Liver
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icine I ever used for anything
that may happen, hnvo used It
In lmilgrsUon, Colic, Jilarrhrn,
miloutursa, and found It to re
lievo immediately. After eat
ing a hearty supper, if, on going
to bed, I take about a teaspoon
ful, I never feel the effects of
the supper eaten.
"OVID G, SPARKS,
"Ex-Mayor Macon, Qa."
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