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Finding "Girl'* in th Bible.
An English town missionary, a short
time ago, related a remarkable inci
dent. There was a lodging house in his
district, which he had long desired
to enter, but was deterred from so do
ing by a friend, who feared that his
life would he endangered. He becamo
at length so uneasy that he determined
to risk all consequences and try to gain
admission. So one day he gave a some ■
what timid knock at the door, in re
sponse to which a coarse voice roared
out, "Who's there?" and at the same
moment a vicious looking woman open
ed the door and ordered the man of
"Let.him come in, and see who he is
and what he wants," growled out the
same voice. The missionary walked
In, and bowing politely to. the rough
looking man whom he had just hear I
speak, said :
"I have been visiting most of the
houses in this neighborhood to read
with the people and talk about good
tilings. I have passed your door aslong
as 1 feel I ought, for 1 wish to talk
with you and your lodgers."
"Are you what is called the town
"I am, sir," was the reply,
"Well, then," said the fierce looking
man, "sit down and hear what 1 am
going to say, I will ask you a question
out of the Bible. If you answer me
right, yon may call at this house, and
rwad and pray with us or our lodgers
as often as you like : if you do not ans
wer right, we will tear your clothes
off your baek and tumble you neck and
heels into ths street. Now what do
you say to that? for I am a man of my
The missionary was perplexed, but
at length quietly said :
"I will try."
"Well, then," said the man, "here
goes. Is the word girl in any part of
the Bible? if so, where is it to be
found, and how often? That is my
"Well, sir, the won', girl is iu the
Bible, but only onoe, and may be found
in the words of the prophet Joel, iii, 3.
The words are, 'And sold the girl for
wine, that they might drink.' "
"Well," replied the man; "I'm dead
beat: I durst to have bet five pounds
you could not have told."
"And I could not have to'd yester
day said the visitor. "For several days
I have been praying that the Lord
would opeu me away iuto this house,
and this very morning, when reading
the scriptures in my family, I was sur
prised to find the word girl, and got
the Concordance to see if it occurred
again, and found it d d not. And,
now, sir, 1 believe that God did kuow,
an 1 does kuo what will come to pass
an 1 surely His band is in this for my
} rotection aud your good."
The whole of the inmates were great
ly surprised, and the incident has
Leen over-ruled to the conversion of
the man. his wite and two of the
The Golden Glove.
There was a young, rich and beautiful
ladv who was about to be married to a
lord. A day or two before the wedding,
the lord brought his friend, a gallant and
handsome young farmer, to see 'he lady of
liis choice. The lady fell in love at first
sight with the farmer, and ere they parted,
the farmer was as deep in love with her.
When the morning of the wedding had
come, the lady, love-sick for the young
farmwr, instead of betaking herself to the
kirk to be married, took to her bed, and
the wedding was put off. Nevertheless,
in the afternoon, she disguised her face,
and dressing herself in manly apparel, went,
with cross-bow on her shoulder, and with
her does at her heels, to hunt on the grounds
of the farmer, which were part of her own
She crossed and recrossed the hills,
whistled and halloed to her dogs, without
meeting the farmer. As she was beginning
to fear that he was absent, and was about
to withdraw, she met him coming up the
She professed to be surprised to see him,
as she understood he was to be at the wed
ding to give away the bride to the lord.
"Ah!" said the young farmer, with a
sigh, "I would that she were as poor as
myself, that I might ask her to give her
self to me."
"Are you, then, in love with the prom
ised bride of the young lord, your friend?
How would you answer to him, should
the lady favor your hopes ?" said she.
"With sword and axe I would give him
a meeting, and let the best man win."
At parting, the young lady drew from
her pocket a glove embroidered with gold,
and said to the farmer, "Here is a glove I
picked up on the way thither; as I am a
stranger here, I will leave it with you in
order that you may find the owner."
Next day she sent out the crier to say
that she would take the man who found it
for her husband, if the man were willing."
The young'fanner heard the proclama
tion, and half wild with joy, and half
doubting lxis good fortune, took his way to
the heuse of the lady. He presented the
glove, and modestly reminded her of the
reward promised to the finder, and although
that reward was far above his hopes, it was
what his heart most ardently desired.
Before he left her, she confirmed the
promise of the crier, and agreed to take
him for her husband. The report was soon
spread abroad, and coming to the lord's
ears, he demanded that the fanner should
resign his claim to the lady, or else meet
him in single combat.
The fanner answered that he would never
resign the lady while there was breath in
his body, but that he would meet the young
lord when and where he pleased, and with
whatever weapons he liked to choose.
Swords and bucklers being chosen, on
the day appointed for the fight the lord and
the farmer, accompanied by their seconds,
or shield-bearers, and their friends, mot to
settle their difference. With the assistance
of their shields, the combatants warded off
each others blows for some time, but at
last the farmer clove his adversary's shield
in twain, and following up his advantage,
brought the young lord to his knees by a
blow on his helmet.
Then putting his sword to his throat, he
made the young lord resign all claim to the
lady, and beg his own life.
Soon the handsome young farmer and
the rich and beautiful lady were married,
and after a time she told him of her device
of the glove, and that the game that she
hunted that day with her dogs and her
cross-bow, was the young farmer himself.
Both agreed that for the hunter and the
hunted, that hunting was the happiest that
had aver had bees undertaken in Thule.
FARM AND GARDEN.
WHEN TO APPLY MANURE. —The com
mon practice among farmers is to make
a general clearing of the yards and
barn cellars once a year, either in the
spring or fall. Either practice makes
a heavy draft upon the teams, and it
has its disadvrntages. if this work Is
done in the spi ing. it is when the ground
is soft, and other work exceedingly
pressing. If the manure is drawn out
in the fall, and dropped In heaps upon
the field to be cultivated next season,
there is more or less waste by leaching
and by evaporation. There is a grow
ing disposition among our intelligent
farmers to apply manure directly to
growing crops, or as near the time of
planting and sowing as possible. It is
felt that the sooner manure is put with
in reach of the roots of plants, the hot
ter for the crops and their owner.
Manure is so much capital invested,
and bears interest only as it is consum
ed in the soil. The barn cellar may be
so managed as to manufacture and *.urn
out fertililizers every month in the
year, so that the farmer may suit Ids
convenience in applying them to the
soil. When manure is not wanted for
cultivated crops, it is always safe to ap
ply it to the grass crop, either in pas
tures or upon meadows after mowing.
Top-dressing Is growing In favor with
our intelligent farmers. Grass pays
better than almost any farm crop in the
older Stales, and the spreading of com
post saves tne necessity of I'ieuuent
plowing and seeding. By top-dressing
at any convenient season ot the year,
fields may be kept profitably in grass
lor an indefinite time.
WINTER LETTUCE. —Lettuce is one of
the lew vegetables that one might have
the whole year—and we think it is eat
en with a better relish in tlie winter
and warty spring than at any other time.
The system seems then to demand va
variety and change—when the cold is
relaxing, the days lengthening, and
the warmth increasing. Every family
that has a little garden spot can enjoy
the luxury with very little trouble.
All that Is necess try uto build a frame
ot coarse boards, cover it with a close
ly-fitting glass *.ash, anil place it In a
sunny spot —somewhat protected. In
this, plant the lettuce-sets, about six
inches apart. In good ground, and keep
them properly watered. They will
grow ail winter, and in the early spring
will form beautiful large heads to en
courage the appetite and grr.ee the ta
bic. The earlier in the autumn this
operation is begun the better. The
Brown Dutch and Hammersmith Hardy
Green are the best varieties tor winter
use. The seeds should be sown in Sep
tember, and are so hardy that if plan
ted in a sheltered situation and pro
tected by a loose covering of straw and
evergreen boughs, they will ?tand the
winter well. If transplanted in a cold
frame, as suggested above, they will do
better and produce more tender, deli
cate, and larger beads.
IT S known that the Russian and
Prussian Governments have adopted a
kind of biscuit for horses containing
much nutritive matter in small volume.
According to La Nature, the biscuits
are formed of tne meal of oats, peas,
and linseed. The various combinations
have been studied with care, ami a mix
ture has been obtained ot such a de
scription that one kilogramme of it is
equal to five kilogrammes of oats. Jt
has been found that horses bear fatigue
better ami are more vigorous when fed
with these biscuits than when fed with
oats. The biscuits can be threaded to
gether by means of an iron wire; and
in tills way a horse may carry his own
food for lour or five days. During the
late war with Turkey, Russia used
twenty millions of these biscuits, and
the results were so good that the au
thorities have continued their use in
time of peace.
THE flock should now be weeded out;
all unprofitable fowls, poor layers, and
poor mothers, should be used or mark
eted. Two weeks feeding in a coop
will be sufficient to make theui lat. A
few of the best old hens may be kept
over for early settiugj but many in a
flock are unprofitabie.
LATE POTATOES. —As a measure of
precaution for next season, every pota
to beetle that can be found should be
destroyed. When the leaves are eaten
from the potato vines, the growth of
the plant stops: if new leaves start, it
is at theexpense of the tubers. !so, kill
the beetles and increase the crop.
HE has fat cattle who feeds them.
And he lias fat acres who ministers to
theui with a liberal hand.
A gentleman who lias imprisoned a
number of ants for observation gives an
interesting account of their personal habits,
lie savs he never saw one remain long in
untidy state. When, after some verv active
work in digging, little particles of earth
would adhere to their bodies, these were at
once more carefully removed. The whole
body, too, is most thoroughly and frequent
ly cleaned, a duty which is habitually at
tended to after eating and after sleep. In
this duty this ants now and then assist one
another, and when a general "washing
up" is in progress, it is an exceedingly
interesting sight. The ant who is being
cleansed evinces the most intense satisfac
tion during the process, and in this resem
bles a family dog when one is scratching
the back of his neck; she rolls gently over
on her back, and presents altogether a pic
turc of ease. The pleasure which these
creatures take in being thus "combed" and
"sponged" is really enjoyable to the ob
server. Several times an ant wanting to be
cleaned was seen to approach a comrade,
kneel down before it, and, thrusting for
ward its head, drop down and lie there
motionless; expressing as plainly as sign
language could her desire to be attended to.
In cleansing their own bodies the ants as
sume the most remarkble attitudes. Their
hind legs are thrown backward and well
extended, the middle pair standing straight
out, so that the body assumes almost an
erect position; the tail is then turned under
the body and upward toward the head,
which at the same time bent over and
downward. The body forms the letter C.
The fore feet now begin the operation, dur
ing which they are constantly put into the
mouth, from which moisture is conveyed,
thus giving a glossy appearance to the
There is Health Ahead
For cheerless dyspeptics who will use Hostet
ter's S'omaeh Bitter, which will enable them
to digest, restore their appetites, steady their
nerves and drive away the blues. If with such
a prospect there are any of thein who neglec
to profit by the above ruggeation, why they
deserve to ouffer, that is all. Let them ask
any one who has used the Bitters if it is not a
good medicine, and if ;h-y receive a truthful
repiy it will be an affirmative. Biliou-ness.
bowel troubles, debility, rheumatism, are all
conquered by this highly esteemed and pro
fessionally sanctioned specific, which has also
won a national reputaiou as a reme :y r.
and means of averting intermittent and re
mittent fevers. It has a cheering effect upon
the despondent invalid, and may be relied
upon to produoe deceive, and not palliatLe
effects. It is the one thing needful for the
cure of dyspepsia, and nothing will supply its
WASTE OF FUEL, —Our present modes
of using fuel are generally understood
to be exceedingly wasteful. In making
.steam for manufacturing and other
purposes, where a powerful draught
is required, less than one-tenth of the
heat generated by the burning of the
coal is utilized. In cooking, the
draught required is and so there
is less waste: but there is no doubt
that under ordinary circumstance# four
or five times as much heat goes up the
chimney as is used. A great saving
can be made even with ordinary ap
pliances, if the cook will keep careful
watch of the damper. Many times,
the reason why "the oven will not
bake" is that the draught is too strong.
After the fire is going well, the danq -
er may be turned so as to delay the es
cape of the heated gases, ami thus
much boat may be saved. Count ltnni
ford declared that a dinner for 1000
persons could be cooked with ten cents
worth of fuel, a statement in which
people were slow in believing; but a
Frenchman recently invented n cook
ing apparatus by which five cents
worth of coke can be made to cook a
meal for 151)0 persons.
ONE EXCEHIKNCK FKOM MANY. — "I
had been sick and miserable so long
and bad caused my husband so much
trouble and expense, no one seemed to
know what ailed tne, that I was com
pletely disheartened and discouraged.
In this frame of mind 1 got a bottle of
Hop Hitlers ami used them unknown
to nij' family. I soon began lo im
prove and gained so fast that my hus
band and family thought it strange and
unnatural, but when 1 told them what
had helped ine, they said 'Hurrah for
Hop Bitters! long may they prosper,
for they have made mother well and us
happy.' " —The Mother.
llow TO CURB A COl.i>. — ON the first
day of taking a cold there is a very un
pleasant sensation of eliillness. The
moment you observe this go to your
room and stay there; keep it at such a
temperament as wilt entirely prevent
this chilly feeling, even If it requires
a bundled degrees of Fahrenheit. In
addition, put your leet in water, hall
leg deep, as hot as you can bear it,
adding hot water from time to time
for a quarter of an hour, so that the
water shall be hotter when you take
your feet out than when you put them
in; then dry them thoroughly and
put on warm, thick stockings, even if
it be summer, for summer colds are
the mo-t dangerous; and tor twenty
four hours eat not an atom of food
but drink as largely as you desire 01
any kindot warm teas, and at the end
of that time, if not sooner, the cold will
be effectually broken without any med
ClDEß. —Cider is preserved in Nor
mandy by putting haifa pint of sweet
oil In the cask and plugging the bung
hole with a wad of cotton. The oil.
being lighter does not combine with
the cider, but forms a thin covering
which prevents the oxygen of the air
coming In contact with it. The cotton
(liter- the air entering as the cider is
drawn ott, so thai no insects or impuri
ties can pass. Cider in bottles should be
covered with a few inches of earth
which keeps the cider at an equable
temperature and prevents bottles from
GREAT improvements have recently
been made in Carboline, a deodorized
extract of petroleum, the great natural
hair renewer, and now it is absolutely
perfect as an exquisite and delight
fully perfumed hair dressing and re
storer. Everybody is delighted with
It. Sold by all druggists.
COCKROACH I'oisox.—Equal parts of
powdered borax, Persian insect pow
der and powdered eoloeynth, well
mixed together, and thrown about
such spots as are infested with these
troublesome insects, will prove an ef
fectual means of getting rid of the
scourge. Tins powder, in all cases
where its use has been persistent, has
by long experience been lound an in
Baby Shows ar tbs rg svsrywh'T*. and ws un
der stand that the universal remedy u*<l to keep th
little cues quiet is Pr. Bull's Baby Syrup. It son
tains no •piata. Price 'ib cants.
CODFISH TOAST. —Pick up one pint
of tish, freshen it in water, put it back
on the stove, add one quart of cold wa
ter, half a cup of butter, and pepper
to the taste, one tablcspoonful of flour
dissolved In a little water; tir into the
tlsh. Toast hall adozen slices of bread
anu cover thein with lish.
FOR Catarrhal and Throat Disorders
"Brmm't Bronchial 7>oc/i<V are re
nowned and marvellously effective,
giving immediate relief in all cases.
CAMPHOR SALVE FOR CHAPPED
HANDS, LIPS, ETC. —Spermaceti, two
drachms; white wax, two drachms;
pulverized camphor, two drachms:
washed lard, half an ounce; pare ol
ive oil, half an ounce. Melt in water
bath, and stir with it, while cooling,
two drachms glycerine.
Tbk great PILI! rem R AN'UCE WS, tlio
discovery of i r bee i-< i mi lo ;to i e exiled
t'io w, n lor of the age. 20 000 grateful suffer
ers bless the on y inf.dHbla remtdv for Piles
ever introduced. Only those who have need
litious, ointments and internal remedies in
vain, will understand the grateful feeling of
infant relief from pain and i Useful hope of
ertain cure of the t nib'e disease, that ANA
KESIS assures. It is used by Doctors of all
schoo s. Sent by mail on receipt of price,
SI.OO per box. Samples free by P. Neuetaed
(er A Co., box 3916 New York. Sole manufac
RATS. —If you will strew a little
caustic potash iu places frequented by
rata, tbev will quickly disappear. Put
a small quantity at their holes, and
they will never com* out of them the
CAYENNE pepper finely ground and
dusted on cabbage and other vegetables
will destroy the many bugs and worms
that infest these plants.
THOCSAXD* will boxr icitltnonv (find do IT volnn
tarily) ihat VtGETINK i* the b si medical ooin
pouud yet pi ired bt-fure l lie public fur renovating
Hii i purifying th blood, eradis itiug all humors,
In.puii;k-s er n'dsonous ■ cretiuns from the sys
tem invigorating and *lri>gtb<-iihi* tho nystein de
bilitated b> nlgease ; n tact, it is, as many have
called it, "The Great HsaltU Restorer."
To REMOVE DANDRUFF,— Wash the
hair thoroughly in rain water, with a
good deal oi borax dissolved in it.
Lungs, a ( old negle ted may be all that is re
quired to establish a lugoilng and generally
fatal disetse. Even where there is no special
tend: ncy to Broncla or Pulmonary trouble, a
severe cold, left to take care or itself, often
nlants the seeds of a scr ous complaint, sure to
be developed by subsequent indlrcretlons. Take
especial care of your health, therefore, from the
very earliest syinpioins of a cough or cold, by
prudently resorting to Dr. Jayne's Expectorant,
which will soothe ami strengthen the bronchial
tubes, al ay inflammation, and clean.-e them
and the ungs of all Irritating substances. An
ounce if prevention is better than a pound of
WIT AND HUMOII.
RATS UNDER THE LEAVES. —The oth
er morning an orphan was abroad on
('ass avenue, Detroit. The sun had
s nicely risen when he rolled a barrel
of water-lime not yet unbonded from
in front of a new building down the
street to a large pile of leaves, ami in
ten minutes the barrel was deftly and
neatly hidden from sight. A Pawnee
Indian out on the war path might have
suspected "old hat" hidden there,jhut
no white man ever could. When his
work was done the poor orphan walk
ed away about half a Mock and sat.
down in front of a house. The frosty
air had ju-t begun to make his teeth
click together when a milkman drove
up and rang his bell. After be bad
delivered the milk he noticed the boy
'•Bub, v liy are you sitting herein
'Tin waiting to see the rats come
out from that pile of leaves theie." re
plied the boy.
"Rats under the leaves! Well I'll
fetch 'em out mighty quick!"
He seized the reins, gave the horse a
sharp rut and headed him for the rats'
nest. The wagon struck the tieap,
rose up, and next instant lay broad
side on the pavement, while milk
jumped in all directions, The driver
scrambled up, caught and quieted the
horse and then looked around for the
orphan. No one WHS in sight. If he
could have seen around a corner and
down in an alley he would have be
held a boy crawling through a hole in
the fence, hut lie couldn't have caught
him—not by a jug-full.
FKICBLK LAI>II:S. — I'hosc languid, tire
sonic sensations, causing you to feci
scarcely able to be on your leet; that
constant drain that is taking from your
-ystcm all Its elasticity; driving itie
bloom from your cheeks; that con
tinual strain upon your vital forces,
rendering you irritable and fretful, can
easily be removed by the use of that,
marvelous remedy, Hop Hitters. Irreg
ularities and obstructions of your sys
tem arc relieved at once, while the
special cause of periodical pain is per
manently removed Will you heed
WANT TO PAY CASH.— OId Squire C.
was postmaster, storekeeper and auto
crat of his village. lie was th wealth
iest man in it, but had the reputation of
being the sharpest and haidest man in
his dealings with the poor, yet a
drunken loafer in the village once out
witted him. This loafer—an old sot,
generally called "Sam—came one day
to the store, trundling a wheelbarrow.
The Squire was seated on the front
stoop of his store, and seeing him ap
proach, called out:
"Well, Sam, what are you after
"Why, Squire C drawled the
old rascal most obsequiously, "1 want
a barrel of your best llour, and want
to pay cash for it, too."
"Oh!" said the Squire; "that's it, is
it! Well, George."—turning to his
clerk—"roll out a barrel of that Gcn
cssee Hour, and help Sim to put It on
ttie wheelbarrow." This was soon
done, and Sam verv quietly began to
wheel it away. The Squire had not
received his money, and he sprang up
at once and called: "Sam! Sain! you
said you wanted to pay cash for that
iloui. Where's the money !"
"Wa'al, Squire C " draw led Sam,
"so 1 do want to pay cash for it, but
you see, I can't"—and trundling the
wheelbarrow oil' more and more rapid
ly with every word.
Squire C was so astounded at the
loafer's impud.* nee that he let the flour
THEKK IS H young man at Cadiz, Ky.,
of such a suscepiible and sympathetic
physical composition that lie was forc
ed at one time to abandon a position
in a drug store for the novel reason
that lie could not bundle any kind of
medicine without being affected with
all the consequences it was calculated
to produce on the party for whom it
A WOJIAH, who had buried four hus
bands, was sadly contemplating their
pictures. "Your poor deur father is in
heaven, I hope," she said to her little
"Which one, mamma?" inquired
the little innocent.
"Why, your own, own dear father."
"And are the others all burned up?"
The mother didn't answer the conun
What v screamer! is a tribute often
paid to a crying bihy, but Dr. Bu 1 >
Baby Syrup, by alleviating the pains ot
the iittle ones, soon stops the crying.
AT a trial of a criminal case, the
prisoner entered a plea of "Not guil
ty !" when one of the jurymen put on
his hat and started for the door. The
judge called him back and informed
him that he could not leave until the
case was tried. "Tried!" queried the
juror, "why, he acknowledges he is
"I have a pain in my head this morn
ing," said a dissipated young husband
to his spouse after a night of clandes
tine revel. "I guess you mean sham
pane," said his wife. "1 thought
there was something iir the wind-oh J"
VERY oppressive here Mr. Spicer,"
said a friend at one of the first con
certs of tiie season. "Yes," said the
other, with a weary look at tfie gentle
man who was piping feebly on the
platform ; "the mule aria is dreadful."
You may remain evergreen, and
never look spruce.
Figures Don't Lie.
START A, Union Co., Oregon,
May 30th, 1879.
Butter Improvement Co., Buffalo,
Sin —The package of "Butter Ma
ker" forwarded by yon to W. YV. Ross,
E-q., of this place, was handed over
by him to me for'trial, and orders to
report the results to you, as I have the
management of this dairy.
1 have the honor to report that one
gallon of sweet cream churned at a tem
perature of 55 deg. and treated with
the Butter Maker according to direc
tions accompanying package, produced
four ami one-half pounds ot butter of
a fine golden color, and firm, waxy
texture, and of delicate llavor; time
occupied in churning and gathering
the butter, twenty 'minutes.
One gallon of sweet cream, same lot,
churned without the powder, produced
four pounds of butter several shades
lighter in color, not so firm or waxy In
texture, but no perceptible dilference
in flavor; time occupied in churning,
at same temperature as above, forty
five minutes. The fine, even grain,
rich, golden color, increased quantity
from the churning and gathering the
butter, are greatlv in tavor of using
your preparation," and I have no hesi
tation in recommencing the same to
my friends and the public generally.
Your obedient servant,
GEO. YV. EASTERBROOK.
AN old physician, retired from prac
tice, having had placed in his hands by
an East India missionary the formula
of a simple vegetable remedy for the
speedy and permanent cure for Con
sumption, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Asthma
and all Throat and Lung Affections,
also a positive and radical cure for Ner
vous Debility and all Nervous Com
plaints, after having tested Its wonder
ful curative powers in thousands of
cases, lias felt it his duty to make It
knew to his suffering fellows. Actu
ated by this motive and a desire to re
lieve human sutlerlng. 1 will send free
of charge to all who desire it, this re
cipe, in German, French, or English,
with full directions tor preparing ami
using. Sent by mail by addrvsslng
with st ain p. naming this paper, W. \v.
SiuatAit. I'/J I'uicem' Block, Rochester.
<W w IVr*.
The now popular tomato was found
in Peru, and taken Europe as an ed
ible fruit in the sixteenth century.
The earliest mention f It that we have
been able to light upon was by John
Gerarde, the famous English herbal
ist, who wrote a book in 1577, in
which he says "several variolic* ot the
tomato are to he found in the gardens
of England, and the fruit is eaten us a
sauce with pepper ami vinegar." in
1553 K "übert Dodeous, the noted
Dutch herbalist gave a book to the
public in which lie speaks of tomatoes
as vegetables which may be eaten as a (
salad with pepper, salt ami oil. A lit
tle more than half a century later (in
1G55), John Parkinson, another Eng
lish writer on plants, treats of toma
toes as garden curiosities, cultivated
moie for their beauty of appearance
than for utility. He styles them
"love apples," sometimes as "amorous
apples," and sometimes "golden ap
ples." In 1775, Humph, a native of
Holland, who complied an elaborate
treatise on the tl >r i of the Dutch L ist
Indies, informs us that two varieties of
tomato are grown by the Malays of the
Asiatic Archipelago, and they are botli
cooked and eaten by the lower classes,
and that the name given to them is
tomatl. It is noteworthy tliat several
species of Solonaeea are called tomatl by
the Mexicans, ami we thus tiud an
Aztec word current in Southern Asia
ati extraordinary philological phenom
enon, which would seem to point at
some sort of connection, at a very re
mote age, between the old and new
worlds. The name "love apple," that
by which the tomato was known in
some portions of tills country llfty
or sixty years ago, seems to have been
started by Hie French, who called it
Pomme d'amour, which is "love apple"
in English. In all probability this
name alone, attending its introduction
into some portions of the country
where it was not understood, was the
eiuse of giving rise to the impression
that it was a mere non-edible orna
ment Tho tomato is now more exten
sively eaten in the United States than
in any other country. In Germany
ami Frauee it is scarcely employed ex
! Ccpt in the manufacture of sauces and
togivo a flavor to soups, aud even in
Italy, with a Climate admirably adapted
to its culture, it is far from holding
the place which it does among us. In
England, also, it is still regarded as a
luxury rather than as an article of gen
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