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Devoted to the Interests of Farmen
up th« grain before it should be cov
ered by the plow.
The Greeks believed the plow was the
gift of the Goddess Ceres, and proba
bly would have considered it a sacri
lege to improve it by any human in
genuity. This is doubtless one reason
why the ancient plow remained bo long
in use without any material improve
ment in its construction. It was
sometimes shaped so as to raise the
soil, as by a flat wedge ; at other times
the wedge was turned on edge to move
the soil to one side and secure an open
furrow for the seed to fall into, but it
was not till the fifteenth century that
there was any indication of the idea of
combining the two forms of the wedge
into the twisting mold-board. It was
only a little more than a century ago
that the plow began to take the gen
eral form of the plow of the present
day, and the improvements a«e due to
a number of inventors in different
parts of the world. The Dutch of Hol
land gave the pattern for all our sub
sequent improvements, but to Thomas
Jefferson is due the discovery and
demonstration of the principle of the
twist in the mpld-boaid. Webster took
much interest in the improvement of
plows, but it remained for Governor
Holbrook of Vermont, to give us the
perfect plow of the present day.
Keeping L’p the Null.
In a paper read before a prominent
agricultural association of Canada, Mr.
Rubert Braore of Montreal, says, in the
older and thickly populated countrits
of Europe, where the soil bad become
barren and sterile from long-continuous
cropping, the attention of the farmers
was directed to the fact by scientists
that something must be done to pre-
vent the country from becoming a bár-
ren wilderness like ancient Palestine,
which at one time was exceedingly fer
The farmers took with the idea, and
on the recommendation of the scien
tists went into a more systematic cul
tivation of the toil by better tillage,
drainage and rotation of crops. The
expectations of the farmers were sat
isfied for a time, as this system utilized
a large quantity of plant food that was
lying latent in the soil, but after a few
years they were again abruptly aroused
from this myrirical dream by the fact
that their lancroras again becoming ex
hausted, showing that this better sys
tern of tillage did -not prevent the de
pletion of the soil, but only made avail
able the remainder of the plant food
Though a nativeof the swamp, when
that was lying dormant in the soil.
The same kind of tliiug is now on cultivated celery needs well drained
something of a booin in this country. land and is very susceptible to injury
Most of the agricultural papers are from an excess of moisture. Peter
recommending drainage, more thor Henderson says that the soil best suit
ough culture and rotation of crops as ed is a deep, rich loam. Nothing is
a means of keeping up the soil. The better than well-drained meadow or
drainage and thorough tillage may be | bottom land. If black and peaty it
classed as a permanent good, but the will answer, but it is absolutely neces
rotation of crops cannot be so classed. sary that it be free from too much
It is simply taking from the soil with I moisture. The greatest difficulty in
one crop the plant food not needed by 1 raising celery is in starting the plants,
another, and eventually all these ele I the seed being delicate and slow of
ments will have been exhausted, and ' germination. A bed of rich soil should
then the soil will be poor, indeed. The be prepared and the seed sown in the
rotation creates no new supply of drills and lightly covered. When an
needed elemqpts, and hence unless inch high the plants should be thinned
something be added to make up the out to an inch or so apart, and when
loss caused by the crops removed there three or four inches high they are
can be otherwise than nothing to re ready to be transplanted. If the trench
move sooner or later. A supply can- system is to be followed, ditches should
be dug a foot wide, two feet deep and
lot come without a source.
This failure to keep up the lands in four feet apart. Into the bottom of
Europe on the new plan put the chem- these trenches should be put ten to
sts to work, and they learned that the twelve inches of well-decayed stable
toil must contain certain elements of manure, thoroughly mixed with soil.
>lant food to be productive, and since In this the plants should be set out a
ong cropping had exhausted them foot apart, and shaded from the hot
hey must be supplied, not by mechan- sun when first transplanted. In cul
cnl means, but by direct application. tivation care must be taken not to
Phis theory is still recognized to be handle the plants when the dew is on
[uite correct, with the further theory the leaves, and dirt must not be al
hat the soil, however fertile, contains lowed to reach the center of the plant,
nexhaustible suppli?s of these essen- or the stalks will rust and be unfit for
ial constituents. With these facts market. When.the tallest stalks are
taring the farmer in the face he had eighteen inches high the banking-up
lither to let liis land become barren process must be commenced, but care
.nd sterile, or get a supply of these it - must again be taken to keep the earth
¡redients, in some shape or other, to from the center of the plant. One
successful grower of the plant states
ake the place of the waste going on.
A new departure was then adopted that he has had good success in
n the shape of mixed farming—that blanching celery by the use of sawdust
s, keeping a certain number of stock, instead of earth in banking up. There
irincipally dairy etock, to utilize all is no danger from rust, and the stalks
he rougher produce of the farm and are much whiter aud tenderer than
lave it converted into manuye and put .when earth is used.
jack into the land. This was to be the
The honey crop in California will
;reat cure-all for the prevailing evil, be only one-tenth of last year’s yield.
ind, indeed, is now considered by »
arge school of our own farmers as bo
Cheese-making is a safe business to
ng all that is requisite not only to stick to, for it is not as liable to be
teep up, but also to restore the fertility overdone as butter-making, and the
>f the hardly used soil. Thisisam.vth, product will keep longer and bear
ind one science finds it very hard to transportation better.
iradicate. The theory is greatly
Pick out your breeders, the pigs with
trengthened by personal observation,
or in many cases where thia method long bodies, broad backs and deep,
s fairly well carried out, the land be- round hams. Select a breed that has
omes much more productive than it hair on it. A good coat of hair counts
ras when crops were takeu off contia- on a hog as well as any animal. It is
ously, and although we are pleased a protection in summer and in winter.
a admit this fact ns far as it goes, yet
In pruning trees of any kind it is
re may rest assured history will repeat
tself, r.nd we have only to look up the better to leave one strong branch or
ecords of some of the older countries limb than two or three weak ones. It
o find that, with the most careful sys- is better to keep limbs thinned out
em of mixed farming, where nothing than to cut back and make loo close
t sold off but milk, butter and cheese, heads. Let the sun's rays in all
s the case may be, along with some through the tree.
eef, the soil gradually becomes de
leted of plant food, and although it
Young chickens, as soon as weaned,
aay take much longer time to accon- should be provided with suitable
lish this end aa compared with rais-' perches. Make them low and on a
ng and selling off crop« direct, yet the level. It will be better for their health
act remains the same—exhaustion is to get the young fowls off the ground
ust as surely and steadily going on. as soon as po-sible. Do not neglect to
Is already stated, nothing new is be- provide a door or slide.
ng created. The manurial matter re-
nrned to the soil by the stock h d
In twenty days the eggs of one hen
een tiken from it by the stock, and would exceed the weight of her body.
¡ence every particle of it not returned So of any bird. Yet the whole of that
t just that much toward eventual ex- mass of albumen is drawn directly
from her blood. If stinted in food, of
In a word, tho farm r who tires course it would limit the numler as
othing but farm-yard minure pro- well as the size of the eggs.
uced on the farm from crops grown
n the farm, is all the time exh mating
The spring litter of pigs should be
removed from the sow and turned on
Mr Braore holds th it farming found- the clover. A warm mess in the morn
d solely on the use of the manure ing and at night of scalded gmund
nade on the farm alone is, economic- oats and middlings will cause th<fm to
lly speaking, sg.iin-t common sense, grow very rapidly, as they will also se
'here is but one mein« by which the cure a large share of their food n the
>il can be permanently kept, up— field.
miething of a suitable character must
9 drawn to it from a source beyond
Experiments show that wh. n cut
le farm. Such draft may exhaust at hay and ground grain ar« fed to stock
>me other place, but the farmer de the cost of feeding is lessened suffi
ring to keep up his *oH has nothing ciently to pay for labor necessary to pre
> do with th it. Business is business, pare the food and grind the grain, and
on know—get all you can, hones'ly, that the increased growth of the stock
i the only lule that can lead to per- is noticeable when compand with
those fed upon whole grain and uncut
The ptow in some form doubtless
stes hack at least 3,500 or 4,000 years,
i proved l>v chiseled slabs upon an
ient monuments. For many centu
ee it was but a crooked limb of a tree,
'ne of the earliest repre»enta<ions
lows it as being drawn by fwur men,
ho took portions of the branches upon
eir shoulders, while two otter men
liking behind held it to the ground
th hand or feet. The first plows
twn by cattle were guided by a ringle
ndle, while the plowman, with his
e hand, sowed the grain. Other men
lowed as attendant« to scare away
da and prevent then* from picking
Farmers residing in the vicinity of
the great Shrader gas well near Ko
komo, Indiana, go on record as har
vesting the first wheat by natural gas
light. A dozen seif-binders aud men
shocking wheat at the lonely hour of
midnight, was truly a novel scene,
which was witnessed by hundred* of
people who surrounded the fields of
grain in carriages The constant roar
of the Shrader well can be heard eight
miles away, while the light can he seen
at Burlington, fifteen miles west of
here. Th« estimated flow of gas from
this well is 15,000,000 cubic feet every
MCMINNVILLE, OREGON, AUGUST 19, 1887.
• COAST CULLINGS.
ALL ABOUT ELEPHANTS.
M.u, Cumimrattvety New Fact. In Regard
to TUeir llabit. aud Peculiar.tie*.
Devoted Principally to -Washington
The main supply of ivory is derived
Territory and Oalifornia.
from the African elephant, and not
Seattle has 3',594 children of school
Clarke county, W. T., has 8,000 in
Kittitas county, W. T., has a popu
lation of 5,443 inhabitants.
Spokane Falls, W. T., has a new
$1,800 hook and ladder wagon.
The Salvation Army at Marysville,
Cal., has made a Chinese convert.
Walla Walla county's assessment
shows property worth $5.200,000.
Fire at Needles, Cal., destroyed the
principal business portion of the town.
The assessed valuation of Seattle is
$11,872,328, and of King county $16,-
The Seattle & West Coast Railroad
is to be completed to Snohomish by
A failure to vaccinate is punished at
Phoenix, A. T., by $300 fine or six
months in jail.
Lightning struck and killed fourteen
cows belonging to Mrs. Fred Tollman,
in Colfax county, N. M.
A narrow-gauge railroad, extending
from Reno, Nevada, northward, will
probably be built to Susanville within
A new town has been laid out on
I he line of the Spokane & Palouse
Railroad. The company will put up
An explosion of the Giant Powder
Works at Berkeley caused the total de
struction of the buildings and death
of several Chinamen.
The population in California ad
vanced from 864,686 in 1880 to 1.117,-
952 in 1886. In the last six months it
has gained more rapidly than ever.
Wm. Rhoades, a pioneer miner, was
found d”ad in the Bitter Root moun
tains, Idaho, recently. He was buried
in the snow which was fifty feet deep.
Two sons of H. S. Hollingsworth, of
Colfax, were drowned in the mill-race
at that place. They were aged 12 and
9 years, and were both good swimmers.
At San Francisco Michael Kennedy
was ehot four times and had his throat
cut. by a woman named Fanny Hen
dry, who then shot herself and cut her
Ex-Union soldiers of California have
requested the Congressional delega
tion of that State to present a bill to
allow each prisoner of war $2 for each
day spent in prison.
W. P. Schusler shot hinvelf dead at
Butte, Montana. He had lost some
$700 cn the Butte races and other gam
bling, and in despair ended his life.
He stood high in'uearly all the orders
in the Territory.
Chief of Police Crowley, of San
Francisco, has sent to every officer on
the police force a circular, stating that
the Police Commissioners have firmly
determined to dismiss from the force
any officer whoenters a drinking place
while on duty.
A number of prominent citizens of
California have sent an invtation to
Roscoe Conkling, New-York’s ex-Sen-
ator, to visit this coast and deliver a
series of speeches and orations, the
proceeds of which are to be forwarded
to the Grant monument fund.
An attempt was made, presumably
by tramps, to wreck a large Santa
Monica (Cal.) excursion train, by plac
ing ties on the track. Fortunately,
the engineer saw the obstruction in
time to avert a calamity. Twelve hun
dred people were on the train.
Thomas Wilson, captain of the O.
R. & N. steamer North Pacific, drop
ped dead on the deck of that vessel at
Port Townsend, W. T. He was aged
about 44, has been in the O. R. A N.
employ for many years, and was the
most popular man in the service.
The sale of the Camas mine No. 2
in Idaho has been consummated for
$2.750,000 in cashand mortgage bonds,
and $1,250,000 in the company’s stock.
New York parties are tho purchasers.
An expert says there are from twelve
to twenty feet of quartz, averaging $33
in carload lots.
Capt. A. H. Payson, United States
engineer recommends appropriations
for next fiscal year’s expenditures as
follows: 8an Joaquin river. Cal.,
$119,000; Mokelumne river, $2,000;
Petaluma creek, $2,000; Sacramento
an I Feather river*, $40,000; Hum
boldt harbor and bays, $250,000.
Over $55,000 have been contributed
to lhe relief of the sufferers by the Na
naimo disaster. The committee have
determined to book widows and chil
dren to their original homes, providing
transportatiqp and all incidental ex
penses, and subsequently purchasing
an annuity far them.
from his Indian or Asiatic brethren.
There are numerous differences' be
tween tho two—the African beast being
the larger, a foot taller, having bigger
ears, a somewhat flatter head, and
with four nails on each foot; whereas
the Asiatic elephant has four nails on
each hind foot and five on his fore feet.
It is the abtonce of tu^ks in tho Asiatic
elephant, or their partial development,
which is tho great difference. Tho
tusks of tlie African elephant vary
with tho size or ngj of the animal.
They have no roots like the teeth of
animals, "but fit firmly into what aro
called premaxillary sockets, and if we
should examine this Ir.iriod or hidden
portion, we should find that it was
partly hollow, so to spo.ik. tho ivory at
the root being very thin and surround
ing a pulp, where tho ivory is being
As the animal increases in years the
hollow in tho tusk is filled up with
solid material. and "in extremely old
elephants it disappears entirely, and
the tusk is solid ivory.” The dentine,
as in the matured tusk, begins in a
pulp cavity, which may bo ten inches
or more long, imbedded in the skull,
and this is soft,
Sometimes it hap-
pens that a ball has been fired nt an
elephant, which is imbedded in the
softer ponion of the tusk, and after a
whilo is surrounded by the harder
ivory. Such b ills are sometimes found
by ivory workers.
Tho true teeth of the elephant have a
curious method of progression, “n ov
ing gradually forward from b -bind in
regular succession; each old front
tooth ns it is worn awav being pushed
out of place Uy its successor.”
wear and tear on the ie<'th of this ani
mated grindlng-mill must be immense
—a large Indian elephant consuming
eight hundred pounds of green fodder
in the eighteen hours.
An English officer in charge of ele
phants belonging to tho Government
found that for years the animals had
been given two hundred and fifty
pounds of green fodder, and had been
starved, because, through ignorance,
the Government, had fix•<! the rate.
The elephant uses iiis tusks for attack
and defense, but principally, in a wild
state, to overturn treei of »mall
grow h, so that he can fee l on their
branches. Sir Samuel Biker meas
ured mimosa trees four feet six inches
in circumference and thirty feet high,
which elephants had pulled down, and
the damage they cause is almost in
credible. These trees, however, have
no deep root, and are comparatively
easy to overthrow.
It is the trunk of the elephant which
i* its most remarkable fe: titre. Citi ver
estimated it as containing forty th in
land muscles. It is both hand and
tender and delicate organ, and Is not
tiled in the rough manner generally
supposed. "In making an nttaek, it
is raised high in the air out of tho way.
When n great weight is lifted, it is not
the trunk, but the tusks, which are
employed, the former oily holding the
object upon the latter.”
There are many facts in rogar I Io
elephants which are novel to renders.
It is not generally known that there
is a resemblance between tho stomachs
of the elephant and a camel, since
both possess the power of storing wa
ter. Hunters have been often as'on-
ished nt seeing elephants, which they
have been chasing for some time, in
sert their trunks into their mouths,
and there obtain a supply of water
that is blown over their dry and heat
ed body. — Go'd n Day».
SHOWING AN INTEREST.
The Duty of Adapting Onr«elret to Other*«
Live« in Order to Advance the Cause of
This is the way of some who arc
counted peculiarly easy in their man
ner of adapting themselves to all whom
they meet, but who have won their
power by hard work, against their
natural inclination, and who retain that
power only by continued effort in its
timely oxercise. They have studied
womanly methods of thought and fee
ing, as over against the manly methods,
by tho reaping of the best portraitures
of woman by various women writers as
well as those by men.
have watched tho ways of children as
children, in order to understand
children, and to adapt themselves in-
telligenilv to children. They have in
formed themselves, from time to time,
of the diff 'r.-nt subjects of socioty con
own sphere of personal life ;and
whether lhey find themselves ata place
of Mtmmi’r resort, or at a church socia
ble. or at a market-place, they dcliber-
atelv consider their companions of the
hour, and adapt th-ir conversation to
them, as if thoy were doing it sponta
neously. Nor are these men mere so
ciety lovers, or seekers after the repu
tation of universal friendliness. Often
it is by a mental wrench that they br-ak
away from their |>er’ou:il absorption
in congenial thought or occupation,
and strive unselfishly to conform them
selves to the tastes and needs of others I
as a means of well doing in tho world.
And if they are tlyis all things to all.
in oi-der that they may by *11 things
rightly represent their Master, and win
to His loving service, they are more
than justified in this endeavor to hare
and to show a kindly interest in their
Golden trout are found in but one
place in the world—that is in the
brooks of Mount Whitney, up near the
bauk* of everlasting snow. They have
a golden stripe down each side and are
the mo*t lieautiful fish that swim.
Those frho saw the first specimen* of
these trout that were brought down
from the head of Whitney creek
thought that they were made up for
sho »—that strip* of gold-leaf had been
glu -d to their rides.
1 t the Bank of Murray may be seen
a r ugget recently taken out of one of
th< few placer claims which are now
be ng worked, which weigh* 33 ounce*,
4 )>ennyweights and 10 grains, being
over four cutice* larger than any here
tofore produced in the Creur d'Alene
placer*. It is not m smooth m meet
of the large nuggets, appearing to have
Bow* of satin or watered ribbon dec
been washed but a short distance. The
owner is unwilling to »late where it ora*« the handles and top* of dressy
WESTERN CPd-SUSES. “
Description ot the Mixt llectructlr* Ku-
■In* of War Kver Invented.
"It is curious to notice,” said a well-
known Wall street banker the other
day, "how many Western men of
wealth have within a few years taken
up their resilience in New York. There
is no place like New York. The ladies
have much to do with the hegira of
Western millionaires to New York. The
ladies go to Saratoga or Newport in the
Slimmer, and meet New York people of
wealth, who invite them to the city,
and once here they are soon in tho
swirl of fashion. A month or two
really settles the matter. They are dis
satisfied on returning home, and soon
they are again in Now York.”
John W. Mekay, tho bonanza king,
alternates between New York ami San
Francisco. He does not aspire to social
prominence. There are many mon
here who won fortunes in tho West,
though they wore born at the East. C.
P. Huntington has lived here for many
years. He is worth $30,000,000 and he
lives in fine stylo on Park avenue. His
social standing is not very high. Ho
Is a man of rugged nature, a natural
leader and in his sixty-fifth year. En
grossed in groat enterprises, he cares
littlo or notiiing for society. Senator
Leland Stanford comes here quite fre
quently. He i^worth $40.000,000, even
after setting asido $10,003,000 for an
Industrial university on his 6,000-acre
. snoh in California. Charles Crocker
lives here. He is second vice president
of tho Central Pacific road, and is
worth $10,000,000 or $15,000,000. He
is now about sixty-live. Once upon a
time he was a blacksmith. Railroads
gave him his millions. D. O. Mills,
who made most of his fortune ifi Cali
fornia. has lived here for about fifteen
years. IIo used to drive a hack in a
small town up the Hudson River. He
went West and became associated
with William C. Ralston, that financial
metbor of California, in the organiza
tion of the California Bank, which was
to come down with a crash and drive
Ralston to a euicido’s death. Soon
after coming to New York Mr. Mills
was advised by William H. Vanderbilt
to buy Like Shore. He did so and
made nearly $3,000,000 with which he
erected the Mills building. Senator
John P. Jones, of Nevada, is also often
seen in Neiv York. He made five or
six millions in California mines and lost
it trying to become a railroad magnate.
John W. Mackey has helped him, and
¡4 is understood that lie has got on his
foot again largely through mining
speculations. He is an Englishman,
fifty-eight years of ago.—0. IK Pigg»,
in Philadelphia Pres».
Statisticians iuforui us that the entire
loss of life in wars between so-called
civilized countries from the year 1793
down to 1877 has roaobed the enormous
amount of 4,470.000. To many per
sons these figures convoy a sad and
solitary lesso i. Oi the other hand
there are many who act as if they
In riled or knew them not. R -ail rs
will differ as to whether it is laudable
or otherwise to invent any means by
which the above figures might possibly
bo increas 'd; but. leaving the senti
mental part of'the subject aside, all
will readily unite in admiring the won
derful mechanism which makes th”
Maxim machine gun an engine of ter
rible destructiveness. Particular in
ter« s‘, attaches to it nt tlie present
time owing to the fact that the great
African explorer. Stanley, provided
himself with this formidable wrap in.
t > lie used defensively in the expedition
on which he recently started for the
rriief of Emin B >y. Moreover, it ob
tained a gold medal at tho Inventions
Exhibition, and has beon approved of.
if not actually adopted, bv many gov
ernments, tho Chinese Government be
ing particularly mentioned as one of
of tile largest purchasers.
Its rate of firing—600 rounds a min
ute—is at least throe times as rapid ar
that of any oilier machine gun. It ha-
•nly a single barrel, which, when the
shot is fired, recoils a distance of three-
quarters of an inch on the other parts
<>f the gun. This recoil-sets moving
the machinery which automatically
keeps up a continuous fire at the ex
traordinary rate of ten rounds in a
second. Each recoil of the barrel ha
therefore to perform the necessary
functions of extracting and ejecting
the empty cartridge, of bringing iu
'he next full one and placing it in its
proper position in the barrel, of cock
ing the hammer and pulling the trig
A» long as the tiring continues
these functions are repeated, round
after round in succession. Tlie barrel
is provided with a water-jacket to pre
vent excessive heating; and la so
mounted that it can be raised or low
ered er set at any angle, or turned hori
zontally to the left or to tlie right. The
bore is adapted to the present size of
cartridges; and tlie maximum range is
1,800 yards. The gun can therefore be
made to sweep a circle upwards of n
mile in radius.
Nor is th.; gun excessively heavy, its
total weight being only 106 pounds,
made up thus: Tripod, 50 pounds;
pivot (on which tho gun turns nn<l
by which it is attached to the
firing mechanism, 40 pounds,
parts can be easily detached and
conveniently foldod for carriage, and
may be put together again so quickly
hat if 1 lie belt containing tlie cart
ridges is in position, the first shot can
in' delivered within the seconds.
would therefore be extremely servicea
ble in preventing disaster through n
body of troops being surprised.
connoitering parties, too, would dfom
it prudent to pay greater deference to
an enemy’s latiely sentry on advanced
outpost duty if the latter were pr<>-
i (led with this nc*w machine gun in
stead of the ordinary rifle.
Immediately below the barrel of the
gun a box i4 placed containing the belt
which carries the cartridges. The belts
vary in length. Those commonly used
n e seven feet long, and capnble of
Holding 233 cartridges; shorter ottos
aold 120 carlridges, but the several
t>ieco- can be joined together for con-
inuotis firing. Single shots can be fired
at anytime whothcr the belt is in posi
tion or not—in the former case by
pressing a button, which prevents
the recoil; in the latter, by hand-load
ing in the ordinary way. To start fir
ing. one end of the belt is inserted it;
l he gun, the trigger is pulled by the
hand once, after which the movement
becomes continuous and automatic as
long as the supply of cartridges Ins's.
At each recoil of the barrel, the belt is
pushed sufficiently onward to bring the
next cartridge into position; tho me
chanism grasps thl* cartridge, draws
it from the belt, and passes it on to the
barrel. Should a faulty or an empty
cartridge f|nd its way in, and the gun
does not go off in consequence, there
Is of course no recoil to keep np tho re
peating action, and the mechanism
e Me* to work until tho obstruction is
removed. —Chambers’ Journal.
Interesting: Fact« and Figare« for Student«
of the Scripture«.
THE MAXIM GUN.
How Swine of Them .Macle Their Money
and How and Where They Live.
The Apocrypha has verses, 7,081.
The Apocrypha has chapters, 183.
The books of the Old Testament, 39.
The Apocrypha has words, 152,185.
Verses in the Old Testament, 23,241.
The books in the New Testament, 27.
Verses in the New Testament, 7,959.
Words in the Old Testament, 592,430.
Words in tho New Testament, 181,253.
The chapters in tho Old Testament,
Letters in the New Testament, 838,-
Letters in the Old Testament, 2,728.-
Tho chapters In the New Testament,
The word "Jehovah” occurs 6,865
The .middle book of the Old Testament
The middle chapter of the Old Testa
ment is Job, 29.
The middle verse of the New Testa
ment is'Acts, xvii, 17.
Tho shortest verso in the New Testa
ment is John, xi, 85.
Chapter 19 of II. Kings and ehapter37
of Isaiah aro alike.
Tho longest verse in the Old Testa
ment is Esther, viii, 9.
Tho middle book of the New Testa
ment is IL Thessalonians.
The word “and” occurs in the New
Testament 10,604 times.
The middle chapter and shortest in
the Bible is Psalm, exvii.
The word “and” occurs in the Old
Testament 36,543 times.
The shortest verso of tho Old Testa
ment is I. Chronicles, i, 25.
The middle verso of the Old Testa
ment is II. Chronicles, xxi, 17.
The middle chapters of the Now Tes
tament are Romans, xiii and xiv.
—There is a milkman in South Mol-
Verse 22, chapter 7 of Ezra, has all
the letters of the alphabet except “J.” bourne who has a ready wit that a
inwycr might envy. Ono of his cus
Death of a Noble Woman.
tomers caught him watering his milk
Those who knew Anandabni Joshee, at a horse trough the other day.
the Hindoo woman who studied medi • What!” said the customer in a rage,
cine in this city and w ho graduated and "isn't it enough that your milk is full
took the M. D. degree in 1M5. and who of typhoid wlthont going and wntering
at all understood the nature of the mis it!” The milkman turned round, and.
sion she undertook, will hoar with the smiling compassionately, said to two
very sincerest of regret of her <lr*ath. It or thr.te by-aiandera: "What can you
require* much courage for an American do with a man like this? He actually
woman to study medicine a id to prac want* hi* typhoid straight”— Phila
tice it a« a profession, but this Hindoo delphia Preu.
woman, in undertaking this study, vio
—It was at a dinner table. His
lated some of the mo-t important tra
ditions of her race and defied the most father was saying something to his
bigoted opinions of the social order to mother about dynamite. "Oh,” ex
which she belonged. She did what she claimed Jack, looking across to Eloise,
did because she knew that there was with an evident desire to impress her
urgent and pressing need in India for with hi* «eqttiremefit*. "I know what
the ministrations of female physicinns, dynamite Is,” “What Is it?” inquired
"D’s something that you
and her memory deserves to l»e held in Eb.ise.
la ting honor for the courage and con blaspheme rocke with,” Jack ex
plained.— Philadelphia Call,
sistency with which «he sought to per
form a great and pi-essingly im|>ortAiit
—The intelligent inaid servant —
sfistress—•• Frances, go up-stair* and
—A green horn—Absinthe. An No get th» g'a-s pitcher from the mantel
tion R«ee —Yankee*, a regular corker piece In my r.om." France* returns
—Tho negro minsti el. Often tried but in a few minutes bringing another
never convicted—Lard. The wearing pitcher. "The glass pitcher was on •
of the green—A game of billiard«.— table, missis, so I brought thia en«,"—
Boston Vommorouil Bulletin.
—A diminutive negro, who acts aa
Deputy Sheriff in «Georgia county and
attends to the hangings, is known famil
iarly as the little tie coon.— Pittsburgh
—The importance of the fish trade is
illustrated by the recent leases issued
at Fulton Market, twelve stalls having
been taken at $1,500 rent How many
fish must be sold to clear an agregate
rent of $18,000 a year?
—It requires both presence of mind
and a strong nerve to get out of the top
stories of a hotel by even the best fire-
escapes, and few men are equal to the
task even under the most favorable con
ditions.— Pittsburgh Commercial.
: —The fourth case of the successful
removal of a tumor from the brain has
been reported in England, the weight
of the tumor being 4} ounces. These
cases of brain surgery, with the exact
location from the symptoms of the spot
affected, are feats of which science may
well be proud.— Boston Budqet.
—A new explosive, to which the name
of “bellite” has been given, is regarded
by certain scientific men of Europe aa
likely to come into general use in place
of dynamite and other nitro-glycerine
compounds, and is recommended as a
substitute for coarse gunpowder in the
larger firearms,— Boston Globe.
—C. P. Marshall, of Perry, Ga., shut
up his cat in the dining room one after
noon last week, and went into the li
brary to take a nap. Half an hour
afterward he was surprisedV.o find Tom
purring away on the sofa beside him.
The cat had climbed up the dining
room chimney, walked across the roof,
and descended through the other chim
ney into the library.
—A Baltimore youth was married
Tuesday evening and left his wife the
next day. He discovered that her hair
and teeth were false, and gave no con
sideration to the more important fact
that her 'art was true. The young man
incapable of making such discoveries
before marriage is, however, of small
account; so that the bald-headed lady
hasn'Llost much.— Jf. Y. Graphic.
—There is not. an unmarried woman
in Turkey who can both read and write
the Turkish language, and there are
but few men who arc able to do so. It
requires six years of hard study to ac
quire these accomplishments. When
you hear of a Turk with the title bey
prefixed to his name you may know
that he is one of the few educated men
in that country, as the title is only con
ferred upon those who can both read
and write.— Chicago Times.
—“What quoor things there are in
the world!” B.-tid Mr. Brown, looking
up from a book of travels which he had
been perusing. "Here it says that a
New Guinea savage gives a friondly
salutation by pinching his nose and
patting his stomach at the same time.
What do you suppose such a perform
ance signifies?” “That you can lead a
man by the nose when his stomach is
full,” returned Mrs. Brown promptly.
"Those New Guinea savages must be a
•eligible race.”— Harper'» Bazar.
—The nine Ambassadors of the
French Republic receivtfeach a salary
of 40,000f,, but the expenses of the
different capitals vary considerably,
being as follows: St. Petergburg, 210,-
OOOf.; London, 160,OOOf.; Vienna, 130,-
OOOf.; Berlin, 100,OOOf.; Consgantinople,
90,OOOf.; Madrid, 80,OOOf.; Rome (Italy),
70,000f.; Rome (Holy See), 70,OOOf.;
Berne, 20,OOOf. To the other countries
with which she has diplomatic relations
France sends a Minister Plenipotentary.
The Minister to Washington receives
only 24,000 francs.
—A word about the materials used in
perfumery. The animal sores com
prises musk, velvet and ambergris.
Musk is a secretion of a deer; civet Is
the secretion of a cat; ambergris is the
diseased portion of a whale. Musk
varies in price from $6 to $12.50; clvtt
from $5 to $7.50, ambergris from $2.50
to $12.50 an ouvee. The floral series
includes the jasmine, rose, orange,
tuberose, cassia, violet, jonquil and
narcissus. The herbal series includes
all aromatic plants, such as lavender,
spike, peppermint, rosemary, thyme,
marjoram, geraniuux patchouli and
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headache, feel languid, dispirited and
nervous. To prevent a more serious eon-
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