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    Instructing th Young.
Santa Rosa, April 13.
An article entitled "Tell the Girls"
meets my vlewB exactly. I do not be
lieve the truth will harm anybody not
even a young child. I have seen three
daughters grow to womanhood and I
used to think the prorier way to train
them to be good was to keep them in
ignorance of even the existence of evil.
My children attended the publio school
and when the oldest was 11 yours old
she came home one day and began to
ask me questions which showed me that
she hod been learning a great deal more
at school than I had ever told her. I
realized then for the first time that if the
mind Is not filled with truth and righteous
ness the weeds will fill the vacant space,
and as I had not the courage at the time
to take my little one and tall her all she
ought to know I consulted with our
minister's wife, a lovely woman, whose
mission seems to be to do good to make
people happier wherever she may be.
Mrs. Agincourt, the lady referred to,
cume home with me that afternoon and
in my presence had a long talk with my
inquisitive daughter. The ice once
broken, I found my eniburuHsniuut gone
and from that day on I concealed nothing
in natural history and physiology from
my inquiring girls. Two of them are
now the mothers of families and the
younger is the stay of my declining
years. I havenover regretted my course
in this mutter nor forgotten my obliga
tion to Mrs. Agincourt.
But there is more to be done. The
home must be made as pleasant and
attractive as that of any of the
nolghbors. It Is not enough that there
is love and peaco and a Belf-sacrlficing
disposition at home. My children were
ulways taught by experience that they
were as good as any guest, and the best
and cosiest room was theirs to enjoy,
with a fire In the grata when the evenings
were chilly and with books and papers,
stationery, etc., at hand, where school
work brought home of evenings could be
done, the cyclopedia or dictionary
searched or a plowing story read utter
work was done.
The boys, as well as the girls, thought
home the pleasantest place to spend
leisure tlmo, and they always found
mamma and papa ready to help them
when help was wanted or to engugo In a
parlor game for recreatlo n In the evening.
I think It Is as Important to train the
boys up right as the girls. If every boy
in the country was a model of morality
uud Industry no girls would go astray.
But the most Important thing Is, as
stutud in the article referred to at the
beginning of this letter, to give to the
young mind at the home and in the
Judicious language of the parent the
knowledge It would otherwise obtain in
a distorted and demoralizing form from
playmates or acquaintances lucking
perhaps both In good judgment and good
Intentions. Mrs. A. C. H.
Healthy Oirla.
Nothing, says Dlo Lewis, Is so terrible
us severe neuralgia; and beyond a doubt
girls acquire It often enough by the con
dltions of school life, llouducho in a
school girl usually nieaus exhausted
nerve power through overwork, ovor
excitement, overanxiety or bud air,
Kest, a good laugh or a country walk,
will usually cure It readily enough to be
gin with. Hut t. Ihm'oiiiu subject to
headaches is a very miUus mutter; and
all such nervous diseases have a nasty
tendency to recur, to become ierlodli), to
be set up by the sumo causes, to become
an orgaulo hublt of the body. For any
woman to become liable to neuralgia is a
most terrible thing. It means that while
it lasts life is not wortli living. It
puralyxes the power to work, it deprives
her of the power to enjoy anything, It
tends toward Irritability of temper, it
tempts to tlio use of narcotics and slim
ulanU. 80 say l'r- Nelson, and so say
1. A girl who 11 mis herself subject to
ncurulgln should at once change her
habits, if but to grow strong in body.
Of w hat use is education with ill health?
A happy girl must be a healthy one. The
Ureeks educated their girls physically;
we educate our meutally. The CI reek
mother bore the 11 nest children the world
ever produced. The Greek education of
girls developed beautiful women, am
their beauty lusted till old ago. The
beautiful Helen was as liundsmuo ut fifty
ns at " sweet sixteen."
How to Sew on Buttons,
" Wheu I get a bright Idea I ulways
want to pass It along," said a friend of
mine to a little girl, as she sat watching
the child try to sew. " lo your buttons
nor eoiiio off. Nina?"
" Ever? They're always doing it. They
are Ironed off, washed off and pulled off,
until 1 despair. I seem to shed buttons
wherever I go.
" Make use of these two hints when you
are sewing them on, then, and see
whether they make auy difference : When
you beglu, before you lay the button on
tlio iilnLh. nut the thread through so that
the knot will be on the right side. That
leaves It under the button, and prevents
It being worn or washed away, and thus
beginning the loosening process.
Than before you begin sewing lay
pin across the button, so that all your
threads will go over the pin. After you
have finished filling the holes with the
thread, draw out the pin and wind your
thread round and round beneath the
tmiLrm. That make a compact stem to
sustain the possible pulling and wear of
the button-hole,
it la no exu aeration to auy that my
buttons never oome off, and I'm sure that
your won't If you use my method of
Meat and Potato-Mine some Wf
or mutton, with pepir, salt aud a trtlle
of oulou: add a little gravy, put Into
cup or Uny pans, making them three
pari full, and UU thein up with potatoo
mashed, in which to a little cream; put a
bit of butter on top and brown them In
the oven.
Jarot Bates.
Large or Small Farms.
A few weeks ago the Farmer Inquired
whither or not processes In agriculture
had got to be changed to conform with
the changing ways of doing business,
and whether or not there hail got to be
larger farms worked on the cooperative
plun. A correspondent answers "yes" to
our question, and shows that a consoli
dated ttfo-oore farm would save $15,000 in
tools and fences over the sume number
of acres in fifteen small farms. A'eit
tiiyland Farmer,
The correspondent referred to said, in
the course of his article:
A man can no longer "farm It" in the
old-fashioned way and supjiort a family.
He must have muny, if not all, thelulest
machines and Implements. A complete
farming outllt is entirely too costly for
a small farm, and yet a fanner cannot
get along successfully without these
labor-saving mucmuos. naim moor can
no longer be obtuined at proiituble prices.
I am convinced that the day of small
farms and individual labor Is post. Isuy
ttiis with regret. The bulwarks of a
nation are its small individualized homes.
The future largo combination will be in
the form of large, very large farms,
under the control or. an Individual or a
company. Let us look into this matter
a little. Tuke for example an area equal
to a section (tiw acres). J Ins section
would in New Knglund be divided into
say fifteen farms. Kach farmer would
nave a ruimiy to support, biock anu im
plements to buy and fences to keep in
order. To do elllcient work each farmer
must have the following outllt:
Two homos I'sio 00
Three cows uo
Two wagons uee uu
Harvester 1M 00
MowiiiK machine 110 UO
Hay rake ami tedder., 40 00
Hay forks, eto 1 00
potato plunler 160 oo
' dlKitor so 00
Cultivator ao uo
Mlacellauoous aas uu
$1500 00
or a total for the 15 farms or say $ I'i sou
Now if this section was all put in one
farm and intelligently managed the
following outllt would do the work more
One traction engine limo 00
Teu homes l'eo uo
30 cows l."oo oo
10 Wagons HP0 U0
t harvesters ooo uo
4 mowing machines 240 uu
Hay rakes, etc sou uu
Potato planter i s) uu
uigger I'wuu
Miscellaneous aauo UU
These figures are roughly estimated.
Almost any farmer can verify or correct
them. 1 think, iiowover. that a consoli
dated farm of 04U acres could be made to
produce us much as 15 sinuil ones and
ell'ect u saving in tools of ut least $10,000,
a suving in fences of suv $5000 and a
saving in household expenses of muny
thousands of dollars, to Buy nothing oi
the advantages of buying things on a
large scale and selling in the same wuy.
1 believe thut a saving in capital of S20,-
U0U could be made on every section of Mil
acres in New England by consolidation.
while the running expenses anu conse
quent cost of production could be de
creased ut least one-half. Instead of Im
porting Ignorant foreigners to cultivate
the "abandoned farms" of New England
why not consolidate them and manage
them us the large farms of the west are
managed V 1 believe it is ut leust a subject
worthy oi discussion.
We have an Illustration of the lurge-
farin system In California. More money
Is made from a wheat crop on a 10,000-
ucre truct thun would be from 100 tructu
of 100 acres each. A few men prosper
and muny ure tramps the greater part of
the year. Instead of 100 men having loo
homos, in which ure 100 wives and happy
families, there there are one home of
luxury und ninety-nine homeless hurvest
hands during the season who during the
rest of the year hang around the towns,
and ninety-nine women in dives and
deadfalls, furnishing demoralizing en
tertainment for the men who, under the
small-farm system would be heads of
families uud honored members of the
The butter and cheese uud eggs,
IMjtutoes anil vegetables, turkeys, goose.
ducks und chickens that would bo sold
from these loo farms are lniHrtod from
the east, ami we hear about "hard times."
t'o-0wrution in the management of
lurge farms may possibly some time be
successful, but the possibility Is a remote
one. The experiment litis boon tried
several times und lias fulled. Hut there
may be a limited oo-oHruUn with
profit. A community of 100 families, liv
ing on this 10,000 acres subdivided Into
100 farina, may oo-oierate In the purchase
und use of harvesters und other machin
ery. They may also raise poultry, eggs,
dairy products and a variety of fruits
und grains, besides turning oh a few fat
animals In the shaie of beef, pork or
muttons, und the gross receipts from the
100 farms, if Intelligently managed, will
be more in ten years than could be
realized In fifteen from a crop of wheat
alone, to Buy nothing of the betterment
or the condition of 100 men and loo
women and their children and the moral
advantage to tho state. .Small farms are
Black Walnut Culture.
A Yolo county man who has a grove of
waluut timber out a carload out to thin
it a couple of yearn ago and got $:tooo
for it. A carload Is 9000 feet, which
makes the price received equivalent to
$300 a thousand for the tliulwr. At this
rate it will pay those who have land
adapted to black waluut to plant it for
the timber alone, even if they have to
wait twenty years for such returns.
The fact that such Umber has txvn
grown in California effectually disposes
of the Idea thut the soil does not produce
good walnut. The Yolo grovo was not
cultivated, but was a native growth along
tiie banks of a stream. Here is un
doubtedly a gtd source from which to
produce seed. Tho name of tho owner
is given as John Wolf skill aud his post-
oflleo as Woodland. A resident of Stock
ton Is authority for tho statement of fact
herein, which will be well worth the at
tention of those having alluvlid lands
that are now unprofitable. Siorkton In-
It Is hard to be compelled to bear the
taunts of tlioHO who are continually
throwing the "sklm-mllk" characteristics
of the HolslWns Into their owners' toco,
but as long as thene despised cows pro
duce over ten per cent more butter ami
over one hundred per cent more milk
than the Jersey or Guernseys, their
breeders will probably continue in their
foolish wrvs and stick to the llolstein.
Dudley Ailicr.
Rory O'More.
Toting Rory O'More courted Kutlileen Dawns
He was bold us a hawk and she soft as the
He wished In his licurt pretty Kathleen to
And he thought the host way to do that wan to
"Now, Hory. he alsy." sweet Kathleen wotiM
Ttermot'on her lips huta mlle in hep oyo:
"With your I ricks I don't know, iu tiolh. what
I'm Hl)Ut:
Faith, you've iiizori till I'vo put on my cloak
Inside out."
"Oh. Jewel," Buys Rory. "Unit name Is the way
You've treated niy heart for this munyaduv,
And 'tis prized thai I am. and why not. to he
For it s all for good luck," says bold Rory
"Indeed, then," says Kathleen, "don't thlnkof
the like,
For I half guve a promise to jootlierlufr Mikej
The ground that I walk ou he loves, I'll Uu
"Faitii," says Hory, "I'd rather love you than
the ground. '
"Now. Kory, I'll cry If you don't let me go:
Sure I dreuui every uiglil that I 'm hating you
"Oh I" said Rory, "that same I'm dcllfhteri to
For dhruuies always co by conthrurlos, my
Ohl Jewel, keep lilirmnln' thut paino till ye
And bright morulug will give dirty night Ihe
black lie;
A n lis plnzed thut i am, und why not, to he
Since 'tis all for good luck." suys bold Rory
"Arrah, Kathleen, raydurllut, you've toed
me enough,
And I've thrashed for your sake Dlnny Grimes
and Jim I) oil,
And I've made myself drinking your health
quite a le'flto,
So 1 think after that 1 may talk to tlicpruste."
Then Rory, the rogue, stole his arm urouud
her neck,
fin oft and so white, without freckle orppeekj
Aud he look d In hereyos, that were beaming
with light, '
And he kiw'd her sweet lips don't you think
he was right'
"Now, Rory, louve off, sir you'll hug me no
Thai's clgi t times to day that you've klss'd
me before."
"Then hero goos another," says lie, "to make
For there's luck In odd numbers," says Rory
Thar es Lover
"Slruwberries! strawberries) Very
fine and fresh lady, please buy.
But Madeline Joyce leaninr from
the open window, with her check i()ly
supported ontier hand, shook her head.
"No, I don't want any, chi d!"
And the strawberry jrirl passed on,
her clear shrill voice echoin; fainter
and fainter in the distance as she went.
Madeline jm.imI after her with sail,
violet-irrey eyes.
"Poor und proud I proud and poor!"
she iniitiiiiu'ed to herself. 'Oh.heitvenl
whv was 1 not yonder g raw berry
girl, or even the child who sweeps the
crossings and earns an honest penny
now uud then P lint now now my
hands' are tied liy mamma's absurd
prejudices! Well, Dent rice, what is it?"
ror her younger sister had come
noiselessly in a tall slip of a thing,
like one of the graceful held lilies that
grow in solitary pluces.
"The bill from the baker's Made
line!" "Another bill!" with an Impatient
lift of the eyebrows. "Did you tell
the man we had no money, Beatrice?"
"What would have been the use,
Maddy P Of course I did not tell him."
"And mammaP"
"She docs not know she is reading
in the parlor; she will not let me mend
the table-cloth; she says it is not work
for ladies. Oh, Maddy, what shall' we
Madeline rose and begun pacing im
patiently up and down the room, her
while, slender hands clasped over her
"flush!" she cried, abruptly; "there
is a ring r.t ti e bell. It is Mrs. Den
jnmin again, "do tell her I am en
gaged busy - gone out any thing you
please. No-slay- slay! lVrluips 1 had
better see her, after all."
Ami Madeline went downstairs lo the
darkened room, where Mrs. Joyce gut
in faded silk and darned lace, a relic of
the glorious pasl, with white, wasted
hands in her lap and an embroidered
ottoman under tier feel.
"It )s like n dreiini," M nleline laid
to herself, smiling impatiently, as
Mrs. Itenjainin and her mother
prattled on about the current topics
of the ilav. "And to think that
there is nothing in the house for din
ner! IVi'linns Mrs. Hcnjniiiin will nik
mamma to dine, and Deu ami I can
send out for some biscuits. We can eat
And through her disjointed medita
tions her niothers's soft, sweet voice
sounded, as voices sometimes sound
when one is half sleeping, half awake.
"To the Lakes, with you? My dear
Mrs. Denjamin, yon are very kind, I
am sure, and SI add y must use her own
discretion about accepting. Do you
hear, dafliugP Mrs. llenjamin wants
you to accompany her to tho Lakes as
soon as she has secured a governess for
the dear little boys. I am sure it would
be a charming opportunity for you to
see a little of life; for circumstances,
you know" with a gentle little sigh
"preclude nie from giving you much
Madeline looked up with n sudden
glitter in her eyes; nud Mrs. Denjamin
thought witn surprise now pretty jurs.
Iowa s eldest iiirl was crowing.
"A governess? I think 1 know of
tome ono.' Mrs. Benjamin, who will suit
you, if if vour terms are at all liberal.
"Sixty pounds a year and all ex
penses paid," said Mm. Benjamin, eon
placenlly. "I think it isn't ut all stingy
Who is it, Madeline?"
"A young lady a friend of mine.
hen do you want herr
"At once; aud then wo can lie oB
without delav. You will accompany
Us. Madeline? '
"Oh, of course of course. That Is,
if mamma approves?" with a glance at
the pretty, faded clligy of former
gentility, who sat in the shadow bo
vond, as bo tit tod her darned luce ami
withered complexion.
And Mrs. Jovce smiled faintly.
"How ready the young birds arc to
ny away ana leave iiut parent nest, '
she sighed. "Well, it is but natural. I
can liardlv blame Mulilv for being
anxious to leave so dull a plncvas this,
"Mamma," cried Madel ne, passion
ately, "it is not that. Oil! mamma, if
I could only tell you!"
And she hurried out of tho room,
with a choking gasp iu her throat.
Mrs. Benjamin did not like scenes;
he looked on with civil wonderment
But she understood it all after a little
"The landlord, again!" cried Mrs.
Joyce.iu hersoft, well-modulated voice.
"Mamma," said Beatrice, hurriedly,
"it's three mouths since lie was fieri)
last, and, don't you remember, we
didn't pay him then?"
she could sav no more, for just then
Mr. Athcling himself followed on her
footsteps a tall, tine-looking man,
about two and thirty, dark as a
Spaniard, with square chin, uud brow
as calm as that of an ancient Roman
statue. Mrs. Joyce drew herself digni
fied I v up.
'X his intrusion is scarcely called for.
Mr. Atlieling," said she. "My daugh
ter transacts my business all'airs for
mo my daughter, who is now at the
Lakes, or going there immediately."
'Uan 1 see lierr Air. Atlierliug
asked, quietly.
"I presume so, if you go to Mrs.
Bruce Benjamin's, No. 7 I'ark Lane."
"1 hanks, madam. 1 ray excuse me
for disturbing vou."
Mrs. Jovce bowed with the air of an
ex-em press, and Mr. Athcling with
drew. "Thafs over, thank goodness'" said
sue, anu buried her nose once more in
the pages of a book.
But Bee was by no means certain that
it was over.
"Mamma misrht bear some of her
own burdens, 11 she murmured un
sympalhetieully to herself. It isn't
fair upon Maddy to send people there."
mt. Athcling himself walked along
the street with something of indigna
tion rising up within his breast.
"Madeline Jovce is h gooil und beauti
ful girl," lie said to himself, ."and for
her sake 1 have borue with these
people longer than I otherwise should.
But dress and gaiety, and endless ex
penses at the Lakes, with a year's rent
ulie that is altogether a different
matter. I have been mistaken in
Madeline Joyce, and the sooner she
understands it the better. A mere
society butterfly too proud to work,
too frivolous to stop and think) And
I had fancied her so different!"
Mrs. Benjamin's tall footman put on
a supercilious grin as Mr. Athcling
asked for Miss Joyce.
"The new gov'ness," said he. "Up
stairs second story, back, please "
And with a backward motion of hii
thumb the footman went about his busi
ness; while Mr. Atheling, somewhal
surprised and a little annoyed, ascend
ed the staircase by himself.
The door was half open, and even as
he knocked at the panels he could see
Madeline Joyce on a low sofa in the
window, a book in her lap and two or
three chubby little bo3's swarming
around her, evidently intent on any
thing anu everything but their lessons.
She started up, crimson and confused
at the sight of the dark, haudsome face
she knew so well.
"It is about that rent," she gasped.
"Yes, yes I know. Vre can not pay
it just yet; but but "
lie smiled us he took her hand.
"You are not going to the Cumber
land Lakes, then?"
"Yes, 1 urn as Mrs. Benjamin's
foverness. Only mamma does not
now. It would break her heart, Mr.
Atheling, and the very first quarter's
salary 1 receive shall bo forwarded im
mediately to you. For "
"Madeline !v lie burst forth impulsive
ly. "I have mistaken you I have mis
judged you altogether! Will you par-
dou 11101"
"I don't understand you, Mr, Athe
ling." And then ho explained. Madeline's
scarlet lip curved.
"Ami you believed I couldo fashion
hunting, pleasure-seeking, while
we owed money that we could not pay?
Oh. Mr. Atheling!"
Five minutes later Master Clarence
Benjamin, the oldest and most aggra
vating of the trio of bovs, rushed down
to bis mother's boudoir, where Mrs.
Benjamin was half distracted over the
mysteries of packing for tho lake.
"Mamma! mamma!" he howled,
grasping her hand: "come quick.
There's a strange man whispering to
Miss Joyce, and she s crying. '
But when Mrs. Bonj'uniu reached
the scene of action t lie tears were all
dried up, and Madeline was smiling
ami coloring radiantly.
"Oh, Mr. Atheling, is it you!" cried
tlio lany, recognizing the wealthy land'
holder at a glance, "Aud Maddy "
"I may as well tell you," said Made
line, soltly. "Mr. Athcling has asked
nie to marry him, and "
I'Anil you will lose your governess,''
gain Atlieling, smiini''.
So Madeline Joyce never gave up her
Honest, pride, lint she was poor no
longer, either iu heart or purse. And
she went to the Lakes after all: but it
was as a bride, not as Mrs. Bcnjamiu's
v ii- . , j
vuuil-'aiiiuu. . j, norm.
A Hero's Pardonable YVeakueaa.
The Detroit Tribune taU that a worn'
an recently approached General Sher
man tn a railroad cur. and, pulling at
his coat, asked: "is this Uotieral
Sherman?" "Yes, madam." "Gen
eral Sherman, I felt that I must see
you. I wanted to look at you and talk
with you. I hail three brothers in
your armv.in the Fifteenth Corps. Two
of them will never come back again."
The General straightened up in a min
ute and lus eves got a little moist, tie
would have done anything for her after
that, luree brothers in Ins command
and two killed! lie sat there and
talked with her with such courtly dig
nity that, encouraged, a crowd of wom
en and girls, the companions of the sis
ter of the three soldiers, crowded into
the car. No one would have suspected
that his nap had been spoiled. The
woman who had awakened him was
voung and by no means unattractive
in appearance. His color deeenod as
the train prepared to pull out. "Gen
oral, is it is it true, ' she asked, hes
itatingly, "what they say about your
Kissing tne women wnerever you go?
"I'm afraid it is." "Well, why do vou
doit? Does it please them?" "I don't
know whether it din's or not. Some of
them say it docs." "General, can I
can 1" then she stoptn-d. "t'au I do
it?" she tittally blurted out. The Gen
eral w as on his feet in an instant, and,
reaching up, she gave him a good
flow Ismail Pasha Spent 5, 000,000 In the
Hue Canal Festivities.
It reads like a passage from a comic
opera; says the London Sei:UUor,vihen
we find that in the beginning of 1860
business was practically suspended in
nearly all the government offices in or
der that those of their staffs who knew
rrench might be employed in trans
lating the '(EilCreve.'thcDellellelene,'
tho 'Mariee de Mardi Gras,' and other
chefs d'oeuvres of Offenbach into Arabic
for the use of the harem ladies." In
May the klindive gave a graud ball to
celebrate his accession. One of the
items of expenditure, on this occasion
was the throwing of a temporary
bridge across the Nile at a cost of 8,
000. And then in November came the
crowning splendors of the opening of
the canal. J be empress of i ranee,
the emperor of Austria, and the crown
prince of Prussia were the most nota
ble of the guests; but there was a mul
titudeamounting, it is said, to thou
sands of less distinguished persons,
who were entertained in a most ex
travagant style, 4 per head being
paid for the hotels bills of each guest
at the canal and 2 12s at Cairo. The
w hole expenditure of the fetes came to
considerably more than 1.000,000.
Even literature got some pickings out
of this gorgeous outlay, the author
of an official history of the ceremony
being paid 1,000 for "copy." Doubt
less Ismail fancied that by this costly
lay he was building up an absolutel)'
independent throne. If so it must
have been a grievous disappointment
when he had to sell to the porte his
new iron-cluds, especially precious
symbols of independent power. Year
after year things went on, the tinancial
situation growing steadily worse and
worse. The great Disraeli coup of
purchasing the khedive's canal shares
set him on his legs for a time, but the
end was approaching. In 1879, after
a reign of sixteen years, tho final blow
was delivered. England and France
agreed to demand his resignation. He
was not unequal to the situation. He
made good terms for himself, selected
his chief favorites from his harem, put
their jewelry into the most portable
shape, stripped his palace of every
thing that was valuable the plate was
estimated at 800,000 and then re
ceived the irade that appointed TewGk
his successor with philosophic resigna
tion. "Raising Tewtik's hand to his
Hps, he said: 'I salute niy Effendina.'
He then kissed him on both ciieeks,
and merely adding the bare expres
sion of a hope that he would be more
fortunate than his father had been,
with a slight obeisance retired into the
adjoining harem." F'our days after
ward, June 30, lie left Egypt, it iniiy
now be said with certainty, for ever.
Lifting by Arithmetic.
Civil engineers are mostly common
place people, but an odd stick occas
ionally turns up among them. One of
the oddest I ever met "with lives here
in St. Louis. He is an old man, thor
oughly educated in his business and a
paragon of exactness, even fora mathe
matician.' Not many months ago he was called
to East St. Louis to make a new survey
of an old lino, orriginally run by him
self. Ou the first survey he had driven
a certain corner-stake deep in the
ground and covered it up with a large
stone. When he came to the spot he
got a spade and cleaned the soil away
from around the stone and then clean
ed it off nicely with dry leaves, top and
Next he took out his rule and made
careful measurements of the stone,
which he used a moment later on the
basis of a calculation to determine its
weight. When he saw the product his
face lighted up with joy, for the num
ber of pounds, ouuees, aud drachms
represented therein was within the
limit of his lifting power. U made
no attempt to lift the stone as a means
of testing his ability to handle it, but
relied ou his mathematical knowledge
to settle that point for him. This is
the only case I ever knew of where a
man demonstrated bis own lifting
power by the use of arithmetic SU
Loui Utobe- Democrat,
Capt II. Smith, of Hagerstown, Md
who died recently, leaving a handsome
property, directed in his will that his
funeral expenses should notexceed JU,
and that his remains be conveyed to the
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