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f The Feathered Kingdom.
In the wonderful economy of nature,
what a great and important part is per
formed by birds! Few people, per
haps, reflect on the immense field of
studvand delight this topic affords.
Quadrupeds fill a vast space in the
world; but, after all, it is questionable
to which men are most indebted. At
first sight, one would -bo inclined to
say the latter were the most indispensa
ble. In cold climates they are most
useful, while in hotter climes, as in In
dia, where many people eat no animal
food, they are not so necessary, except
for burdens; while in all tropical coun
tries the birds are said by most natural
ist to keep insects within the limits of
endurance by man.
Indeed, were it not for the birds, in
sects would destroy the whole vegeta
ble kingdom which man must have to
exist. Every root or leaf has its enemy
in an insect, and birds were wisely dis
tributed and adapted to every place
where they can be of benefit or even
pleasure to man. Although some, in
return for the often unappreciated ben
efits they confer on him, take a little
tax from man in the shape of fruit or
grain ; yet even these have been useful
in other seasons. Perhaps there are no
birds whose only mission is destruc
tion. I know of none.
Birds are so distributed as to cover
the entire face of the earth and Mater
wherever man can penetrate from the
porch of his door to the most desolate
regions of the globe, on land or water.
In the desert we find the pelican and os
trich; in mid-ocean we are accompanied
by different varieties of gulls and pe
trels, while the loneliest islands are of
ten densely inhabited by many kinds
of ducks, penguins and other members
of the feathered tribe. The forests has
ita multitudinous tuneful denizens,
while vast flocks of birds are common
on every continent.
The great variety of substances on
which birds feed, is very remarkable.
From the honey in the flower to worms
of the earth, they find sustenance.
Some live on the fish of the ocean, oth
ers on insects as they fly in the air, or
on vegetation seeds and fruits of every
kind and even on smaller genera in
their own kingdom. In fact, almost
everything that can be converted into
nutriment is by them utilized. They,
themselves, also serve au important
purpose to man as food. The quantity
of feathered animals consumed by him
in all parts of the world, is enormous.
Indeed, in many regions, they consti
tute his principal animal food.
But what would this earth be with
out the beauty and music of bird life!
The Summer's sun would shine, but
sadly silent, on a world without the ac
companiment of the soug and gayety
of the feathered warblers. He would
rise and set in gloom, without these
heralds of his movements. And man
what would he do without those cheer
ing songs, unmixed with worldly cares,
that come pure and sweet from nature's
own fountain of melody? Rural New
New Wheats. "Champlain" was
produced in 1870 by Mr. Pringle in his
endeavors to unite the hardness of the
Black Sea with the line qualities of the
Golden Drop. Several varieties were
the rc suit of this cross, from which the
above was chosen as showing increased
vigor and productiveness over its par
ents. A selection from this for the past
seven years has now, Mr. P. thinks, es
tablished Its character, and the result
is a wheat bearded like the Black Sea,
with tho white chaff of the Golden
Drop. It is said to bo free from rust
and smut, and yields a lighter colored
grain than the former. The straw is
said to grow six to twelve inches higher
than its parent varieties to stand erect
and to bear under ordinary culture,
heads from five to six inches in length,
containing from sixty to seventy-five
kernels each. It is recommended as
among tho earliest, promising to give
the growers, of this important crop,
"better results than are produced by
the old and run-out varieties now sown."
Is Clawson included? "Defiance" is
another variety of Spring wheat also
produced by Mr. Pringle. This is a
bearded white chaff wheat, the heads
closely set with large white kernels.
Both varieties will be offered for sale
the coming season, and we hope they
may prove even more than is claimed
An Eccentkic Equine. The Meri
den, Connecticut Republican tells this
story: "One cold morning lately, Dr.
Wilson drove to a house, on Crown St.,
and left his horse without hitching it!
Tho animal waited a few moments, and
his master not returning, it began to
dance a doubla shuffle, presumablv to
get his feet warm. Finding this rather
monotonous, he started up toward Ol
ive street, keeping up a kind of Ken
tucky break-down. When he had gone
several rods, he ?ramped the buggy,
backed, and turned round as neatly as ,
if guided by a driver, and pranced
again to the hitching post. Here he
waited about five minutes, and then j
started toward Main street, going
through several kind of paces. Near
the corner he stopped and turned
round as neitly as before, and frighten
ed a boy who had tried to stop him, al
most out of his wits, by pursuing said
boy with open mouth and receding
ears, as though his usual habit was to
eat every small boy he came across. He
then continued his antics until he
reached the house where ho was left
and when Dr. Wilson came out, he was
standing at the post, as demurely as
though he had never thought of leav
Cheap and Simple "Ventilation.
Nail or screw a neat strip of wood, from
one to two inches high, upon tho win
dow sill, just inside the sash, and ex
tending entirely across from one side
of the window frame to the other. On
the top of this fasten a piece of ordin
ary "weather strip," so that there will
be formed an air-tight joint between
the "weather strip" and the lower sash
-ol the window, whether the latter is
shut down or raised an inch or two, the
lower cross piece of the sash sliding on
the rubber of the "weather strip" as
the sash rises. With this simple fix
ture in the.place, the lower sash may be
raised enough to admit a stream of air
between the upper and lower sashes.
where they lay over each other t the
middle of the window, without admit
ting the least air at the window sill. The
air admitted between the sashes is
thrown directly up toward the ceiling.
ana there mixes with the heated air at
tho upper part of the room. Tbe room
is thereby ventilated in a thorough and
A hidt to lecture bureans Good art
ists always draw well.
Silver Spring in Florida Magical
The beauty of Silver Springs has of
ten called forth the supposition that
they were Ponce de Leon's fountain of
youth and immortality. Instead of the
gurling, gushing volume- of water,
which, in imagination, I had pictured
bursting forth from the base of some
wooded hill, I was surprised to find,
stretching out before me, a sheet of
perfectly-transparent water, motionless
as the branches of the majestic cypresses
that encompassed it on either side. The
unruffled surface of this miniature lake
in ho way suggested that, at the depth
of eighty feet below, was issuing a vol
ume of water which furnished the means
of navigation to the steam boats of the
Ocklawaha river. The scenery border
ing the water was one of that peculiar
tvpe of loveliness found only in the
tropical climes. The land, receding
with a very slight elevation from the
almost-circular sheet of water, was
thickly overgrown down to the very
brink with the dark, green foliaged
magnolia, the tufted palmetto and cy
rtress trees, which spread their limbs
out protectinelv over all.
The peculiar and unique beauty of the
spring's can only be comprehended by
Rlidinsr to and fro over the waters. So
perfect is the transparency that objects
are as distinctly visible on the bottom
of the deeper as on the shallower por
tions. Eight feet below the surface can
be seen, as distinctly as though the
same distance on air, the saud and shells
there emitted by a volume of water
which issues from beneath a ledge of
rocks. In shallower portions similar
eruptions of sand and shells indicate
the presence of similar but smaller
springs, while here and there is pointed
out by the guide an ominous, dark-looking
hole called a natui al well, the depth
of which is boundless.
That which most enhances the beau
ty of this spot is the effect of the transmis
sion of light through the water. Hues
as varied and as delicately blended as
those of the rainbow seem to embellish
the soil upon which the waters rest.
One can compare the entracing color
ing beneath to nothing other than the
mosaic floor of some grand cathedral.
Palmetto leaves, egg shells and ale bot
tles, sunk by tourists who had preceded
us, lay scattered here and there vested
in iridecent hues. CincinnoYt Gazelle.
The Capture of Hyenas. The fol
lowing mode of tying hyenas in their den,
as practiced in Afghanistan, is given by
Arthur Connolly, in his Overland Jour
nal, in the words of an Afghan chief,
the Shirkaroe Synd Daond: "When
you have tracked the beast to his den you
take a rope with two slipknots upon it
in your right hand, and with your left
holding a felt cloak before you, you go
boldly but quietly in. The animal does
not know the nature of the danger, and
therefore retires to the back of the den,
but you may always tell where his head
is by the glare of his eyes. You keep
moving gradually toward him on your
knees, and when vou are within dis
tance throw the cloak over his head,
close with him, and take care he does
not free himself. The beast is so fright
ened that he cowers back, and, though
ho may bite the felt, he cannot turn his
neck round so as to hurt you, so you
quietly feel for his fourlegs, slip tho
knots over them, and, then, with one
strong pull, draw them tight up to the
back to his neck and tie them there.
The beast is now your own, and you can
do what you like with him. We gener
ally take those we catch home to the
krall. and hunt them on the plain with
bridles in their mouth, that our dogs
may be taught not to fear the brutes
when they meet them wild."
A Sly Old Fox. At a recent chase
by the Queen county hunters, a wild
fox not being obtainable, a tame one
was brought into requisitation. On be
ing loosed, the baying of the hounds
and the oppressive novelty of the situa
tion struck terror into the heart of poor
lieynard. He took to his heels in right
earnest and headed for the swamp with
out giving the grass time to grow un
der his feet. On and on he went, till
his pursuers went left far behind. At
last, exhausted with his terror-inspired
exertion, ho dashed into the kitchen of
farm house. Being thoroughly do
mesticated, he soon managed to make
known to the good housewife that he
was hungry and thirsty. His wants
were ministered to, after which he
stretched himself before tho tUe, and
fell into a soothing slumber. Mean
while more than a score of zealous hun
ters were riding up and down, wonder
ing where the fox could be. The joke
leaked out, and more than one man in
Queens county has remarked ol late,
The fox is a sly dog devuisn siy.
New York Sun.
A Faithful. Dog's Reward. A gen
tleman who lives in Vernon connty tells
a remarkable story of the sagacity of a
dog -which accompanied him on hia
travels. While in the Short Creek tim
ber, on hia war to Joplin, the dog jum
ped and caught the horse by the bridle-
rein. Mr. Ewmg drove the animal off,
but it persisted in catching the horse by
the reins, until the gentleman conclud
ed it must be mad. Under the impulse
of the moment he pulled his revolver
and shot the animal, which then ran back
along the road over which he had come.
In a few minutes Mr. Ewing missed his
overcoat, which had been tied to the sad
dle. He turned back to lind it, and
after riding about amile, not only found
his coat, but his faithful dog. which
was lying on the garment dead. Jeffer
son, Mo., Tribune.
Chief Joseph's Daughter. On the
day of the last fight of the United States
troops with Chief Joseph his little daugh
ter, ten years old, finding that her fath
er was occupied with his rifle, ran to
the ponies and made a heroic effort to
herd them in. The cavalrv. however.
cut her off, and seeing that she would
be captured if she remained with the
animals she took to the hills. After the
fight and surrender Joseph's first ques
tion was regarding his child. Every ef
fort was made to find her, but at last re
ports no trace of her had been found.
Chief Joseph believes that she is dead,
and is greatly affected by her loss.
How to Build a Happy Home. Six
things are requisite. Industry mut be
the architect; tidiness the upholsterer;
it must be warmed by affection; lighted
with cheerfulness; and industry must
be the ventilator, renewing the'almos
phere and bringing in fresh salubritv
day by day; while over all as a protect
ing canopy ana glory nothing will
suffice but the blessing of God.
It is a siid moment for a bachelor
when he finds his hair is so thin that he
is unable to hold a pen over his ear.
Gen. Grant has gained forty-eight
pounds in weight since he has been
Whittles is always a Q uaker. He in-
varibly says "the&" and "thou," and has
the quiet, gentle Quaker way.
Miss Mary L. Booth: of Harpers Baz
ar, is one of the best souls alive. Prob
ably no literary woman in the country
has so many friends.
Lowell, while a most thorough gen
tleman, is moody and uncertain, and
those who approach him are not always
sure with what degree of cordiality tliey
are to be received.
Howells, editor of the Atlantic
Monthly, has a shy way about him, and
something of the delicacy and gentleness
that mark his writings are visible also
in his bearing and movements.
De. Holland, editor of Scribner's
Monthly, is inclined to be severe and
solemn, lie has a pace like an Indian,
and lank, black Indian's hair, and his
countenance is seldom lighted up by a
Longfellow is said to have the kind
liest, most benigant, and gentle manner
conceivable. He treats every one who
approaches him with the utmost cour
tesy, that is at the same time without
stiffness or reserve. - If he wishes to get
rid of you, he does it without letting
you nnd it out.
Olives Wendell Holmes is a brisk,
witty man, who dresses in the most
charmingly old-fashioned style, always
with a drab waistcoat, and a coat that
seems too small for him. He looks
like a cross between a Yankee and a
Scotchman, and has a dricd-up appear
ance, very much like an autumn leaf.
But he has a keen eye, that laughs when
he laughs. And enjoys laughing, and
wakes you up with his fun.
The venerable William Cullen Bryant
is to be the best preserved literary man
on record, lie is the richest of Amen
can poets, and also most public in his
habits. He is always accessible, and is
ready to address a meeting when it may
appear necessary. No orator of his years
has ever before done so much speaking;
lor John Qumcy Adams, "the old man
eloquent," was three years younger
than Bryant's present age. when he
Mrs. Mary Mapes Dodoe, who wrote
"Hans Unnker and "Ithymes and Jing
les," and edits St. Nicholas," is a bright
eyed, rosy -cheeked woman, from whose
face one would never guess that her life
had been one of much affliction. She
has two sons who are more devoted to
her society than most boys are to their
sweethearts, and her iittle office in
Scribner's building is probably the
most luxurious editorial room in the
Sensible Almost to the Last. Mr.
ana jxirs. iom iuuicaney lived on a
farm. They were shrewd and thrifty.
ana naa tne reputation of being "close.
Finally Mrs. Mulcahy sickened and was
about to die. Finding herself nearing
the end, she expressed a desire to put
things in order before that event occur
red, and old Tom prepared to listen.
"Tom, says Mrs. Mulcahy, "there's
Mrs. Smith, up at the crossing, she
owes me $1 80 for butter; see ye get it."
Qinsiole to tne last, my dear; sinsi-
ble to the last," said Tom. "I'll get
"Then there s Mrs. Jones, up at the
creek, she owes me 1 50 for chickens.'
"Ah ! look at that now, for amoind;
she forgets nothing.
"And Mrs. Brown, in the village, she
owes me $2 60 for milk.
' 'D 'ye hear that ? Sinsible to the last ;
sinsible to the last ! Go on, my dear.
"And and "
"And Mrs. Roberts, at the toll-gate, I
"Ah ! poor dear !" poor dear !" broke
in old Tom, hastly; "how her moind
does be wanderin ! Sure, we've allowed
her to talk too much entirely, so wo
A Paternal Government. Tho
Wurtenberg Government erected, a fOt-
years ago, a lmmber of dwellings for
the men employed m its iron-works.
and lately lias built quite a little town
at Stuttgart for the benefit of its employ
ees in the railroad and postofiice depart
ments. What led to their erection was
the very rapid increase in the rentals
and cost of living (one of tbe many
blessings of a united Germany). The
Government rents these buildings,
which .are admirably designed for com
fort and economy to its employees, who
pay a moderate rent. The course was
probably found to be moro economical
than raising their salaries. In connec
tion with the dwellings are a publie
kitchen, and large baths and wash-
houses.. What renders the boon espec
ially valuable is the fact that the site is
delightful and most salubrious, and
that every possible sanitary precaution
has been taken, lhose who benefit for
merly had to huddle in narrow quar
ters among ill-drained streets.
Ashes. The chief value of wool ashes
as a fertilizer depends on tne potash
which they contain. And when obtain
ed in large quantities they may often be
'substituted for the Potash Salts. The
quantity to use per acre varies with the
character of the soil and the ashes. The
more vegetable matter the land contains
the more ashes it will stand. Heavy clay
also soils have more potash, as a gener
al thins than light soils and conse
quently need less ashes. The quanti
ty which should be used varies with
tne above conditions from l to i
pecks of (unleached) hard wood ashes
per square rod, or 35 to 50 bushels per
acre. Never put ashes into the compost
heap, but scatter them broadcast over
the field after the first harrowing and be
fore the rest of the manure is added.
Pebhaps She was Eight. Arch
bishop Cullen was making his periodi
cal tour of inspection in the Publin
Sunday schools. "Kate Maloney, said
he to an intelligent looking- girl, Mejr
plain the meaning: of the sacrament of
holy matrimony." A paus. At last
Kate replied, "Please, yer honor it's the
state of existence before entering purga
tory." "Go to the bottom of the class,
you ignorant girl," cried out the local
clergyman, very much ashamed of his
pulpit. But the Archbishop stopped
him. "Not so fast, Father Patrick -
not so fast. The lass may be right after
all. "What do you or I know about it ?"
Mrs. Mobtox will remove from In- (
dianapolis t New Haven, where her son
is at college. After his graduation she
will return to Indianapolis. She will
retain her house in Indianapolis. Her
husband, it is said, left about $5,000.
True to the last a well made boot.
In this enlightened age and land find
acceptance only with the prejudiced and ignor
ant. It is impossible, lor instance, to persuade
any large proportion of a people who have im
bibed their ideas of logic in common schools
and free academies, tost it la expedient 10 cram
their systems with mercury, rasp their bowels
with colycinth and jalap, or stupefy their brains
with opiates, when a pure, effecuve, safe botanic
cordial like Hostetter's Stomach Bitters, which
relieves every disorder for which the poisonous
drag? have been heretofore prescribed, is with
in tbe reach of every one. Old fashioned reme
dies are rapidly giving ground before the ad
vance of this conquering specific, and old fash
ioned ideas in regard to depletion as a means of
cure have been quite exploded by the success of
the great renovant, whicn tones me system,
tranquilizes the nerves, induces sound repose,
neutralizes malaria, depurates and enriches the
blood, rouses the liver when dormant, ana pro
motes a regular habit of body.
FroH K. Fellows. 91. I.. of litis, 5f. II.
Although I have renerallva frreat objeotion
to patent medicines, I can but say in justice to
Db. Wistab's Balsam of Wild Chekhy that it
is a remedy of superior value for Pulmonary
I have made use of thia preparation for sev
eral years, and it has proved to be very reliable
and efficacious in the treatment f severe and
long-standing coughs. I know of one patient,
now in comfortable health, who has taken this
remedy, and who. but for its use, 1 consider.
would not now be living.
B. Fellows, M. V.
50 cents and $1 a bottle. Bold by all druggists
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3H 38. IIH. 3H.
This is a couerh mixture that cures
fionchs. Colds. Throat and Lnne diseases. Give
it a trial and bono longer troubled. It is a sure
enrn for all Throat and Lunu troubles. Pre-
nared bv Rhodes & Lewis, San Jose, Cal., and sold
ly all Druggists and dealers. Ask your Drug
gist for "38 Cough Mixture" and take no other,
Bhrnmatlom ltii-Uly Cured.
Diirane'B Rheumatic Remedy." the great Inter-
.r u..innt will txmitlvelv cure any case of rheu.
.H. nn the face of the earth. Price $1 a bottle.
I hnttlea. 5. Sold by all DruKKists. Send for
rirrnlmr to HelDhenstlue & Beiitley, Druggists
Washington. D. O. Sold wholesale by tt. u. lIuk
& Co., Sacramento. Cal.
rsnna. $1 : Cabinets $2 ner doz. People's
Abt Oalleby, 3i Third street, San .Francisco.
Interesting: to All is the offer of a Genuine
Microscope for a trifle. See Adv't.
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San Francisco, Cal.
San Francisco Savings Union,
433 California St Corner Webb.
Vitrthe half er ndlnir with DmnnlMr
SI, 177, a ivideud uai beau declared at tbe rate of
eight and one-tenth (8 1-10) per cent, per annum on
Jerm deposits, and six aud three-fourths (6 per
cent, ou ordinary deposits, free oflFederal tax. pay-
aoie on onu titer XL f-iA Y , IStn Janvary. 1874.
IAJVKLL WHITE, Cabier.
Madame L Forster's
FRENCH AND ENGLISH
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The next term will rnrrmenr- I.i in n v
For particulars address.
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cases. By means of this new nn-
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edy applied as directed. For particulars call or ad
dress HAOWETIC K I. ANTIC TKITNM Co
64U Hacramento St, (up stairs), Kan Francisco.
sisiaie in won paper you Haw this notice.
I. M. COOPER,
M. W. Cor. Pine and Hanaome St..
Stoelts Bought and Sold on Commission
STOCKS BOUGHT AND CARRIED ON MAR
irius at the following rates: Leading (Mocks 25
to 3& per cent : Outside Stocks. 40 to 50 per cent
Orders sent through Wells Fargo A Co's Kxprefes
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A PROMINENT CITIZEN CURED.
Sax Francisco, Sept. 3, 1377.
Da. Pikhck Dear Sir: The Truss I purchased
of you last Fall has cured me of Rupture, from
which I have suffered for the past twbjjtt-fivk
yxabs, and I feel confident that any Rupture can
be cured by your MAGNETIC ELASTIC TRUSS,
if the paUent will only have sufficient courage
to wear it unUl tbe inflammation caused by tbe
friction of tbe bad ceases, and the membrane
hea.s. I am, dear sir, yours truly.
W. C. QUINBY,
Cor. Ed. 'Journal of Cammerce," San Francisco.
Mr. Quinby is a gentleman well aud favorably
known all over this coast. After expending hun
dreds of dollars on worthless metal Trusses, and
having suffered for twenty-five years, he was com
pletely cured in a few months by tbe Magnetic
The remarkable cure performed on Dr. J. Slums
the popular lecturer aud physician, who is known
and respected all over the Vn'ted States and Eu
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