Wellsboro agitator. (Wellsboro, Tioga Co., Pa.) 1872-1962, April 22, 1873, Image 1

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Itusrtess Cards.
t . a. ruroarbas. . • • ;•r. A. ;omiscat.,_
Batehelder "St aohnsoll,
anotaatusps of Monuments, Tombstones, Table
Tops, 0013 1 2ter0. &o. gall and see. Shop. Man at..
opposite irolladry, Millsboro; l'a:—duly 3,187 U.
A. - Redfield,-
promptly ettinded to.--Blossburg, lloga court
7, penn'a., Apr. 1, 1877J-93n• • - „
O. •H.,Seymour,,
ti3SEI AT LAW, Tioga Pa. All business en.
traded to his care will receive prompt attention.—
lan 1,1913.
Geo.. W. illerrick,_
VOWS AT LAW.—Nfollaboro, , Pa. . 0111 co in
Bovril Brick Block. Main street; atonal' Iloor,
aaosa Lull faom AorraTon Office.
Mitchell & Cameron,
01INEYS AT LAW, Claim and Insurance Agents.
Ogiel in Converse Williams brick block ovor
.nreriets Osgood's store, Welieboro. ''a.—Jan. 1,
WilliamA. Stone; • •
TTOHNBY AT LAW, over O. B. Kelley's Dry Good
MN, Wright & Bailey's Block on Main street., ,
irt'ellsboro, Jan. 1,1871.
ORNEV AT LAW.--Office opposite Court House,
No. 1 Purdy's BlookoWintamsport, Pa. All business
promptly attended to.—Jan. 3 4 1872.
J. C. Strang,
Office with J.D. Niles, Esq., Webiboro, Pa.4an. I,' 72
C. N. Dartt, -
YI Y LST.—Teeth M146 - with the !mt . " thiPUCMCIAZIST.
Which give better satisfaction than any thing else
Use. Office in Wright .4; Bailey's Block. 'Mills
boro, Oct. lb, 11342.
J. B. Niles,
TOMMY AT LAW.—Will attend promptly to bus
. ess attracted to his care in the counties of Tioga
ad Potter. Office on the Ayettue.—Wellsboto.
1, 1872.
Jno. W. Adams,
ORITEY AT LAW, Mansfield, Tioga county, Pa
Collections prompty attended to.—Jan. 1, 1872.
• C. L. Peck,
TfaliN EY AT LAW. All claims promptly Collected
taco with W. B. Smith, Knoxville, 'Duo Co., Pa.
C. B. Kelly.
'Met. lu Crockery, Chloe and (Maass waru, 'fable Cut
lery and }gated, Wart). Also Tablo and House Fur
ulstuug Gonds.—Wellaboro, la., Sept. 17, 1872.
Jlio. W. Guernsey,
MONEY AT LAW.—AII business entrusted to him
rill ho promptly attended to.—Otilee Ist door south
it Vitekhata A. Farr's store, Tioga, Ttoga county, Pa.
/att. 1, 1172.
=Armstrong 8z Linn,
YTORNEYS AT LAW, Williamsport, Pa,
11. Ausis - rnoNa.
S.troxt Lnrzi.
Wm. B. Smith,
'ENSION ATTORNEY, Bounty and Insurance Agent.
Coranannicatfons sent to the above address will re
ceive prompt attention. Terms moderate.--Knot.
rills, Pa. Jan. 1, 1872,
- Barnes Br, Roy,
kinds of Job Printing done on
*hort notice, and in the best manner. °nice in Bow
en 5: Cone's Blot k, 2d Ver. —"lan. 1, 1872.
Sabinsville House.
Toga Pa.—Benn Bro's. Proprietors
This house has been thoroughly renovated and to
uov in good condition to aecomidate the traveling
public In a superior manner.—Jan. 1, 1873.
D. Bacon, M. D., •
kti AND SUItGEDN—IIay be found at bls
oft.:a ht door East• of MISCI TOWS—Bain street.
70 attend promptly to all calls.—Wellsboro, Ps.,
JAI. 1, 187'2.
Seeley, Coats Si: Co.,
iNKEits, Knoxville, Tioo Cu., Pa.—lteedive money
nR dop...qit, di3eount notos, anti drafts on Nt.w
York City. Collections promptly made.
1 10R04.1: SEELEY, Oge0(116. VINE CRANDALL,
Inn, 1, Md. DAYID COATS, Knoxville
D. H. Itelcker,
MANUFACTURER and Dealer in Tin, Stoves, Copper
lnm Ware. Job work tirottiptly attended
to rupt door below A.. B. Eastuttui..—March 11,
Petroleum House,
VE. ,, ,TPIELD, PA., Geo. &nose, PrOjwietori—Good ae.-
Lonannadatton for both Utan and beast. -.Charges rea
souablej and good attention given to guests,
Jan. 1, 1872
L. Stickl*, Art,
DEAL In Cabinet Ware of all kinds which will be
told lower than the lowest. lie icivites all to take
a look at his goods before purchasing eL9owbere.—
lteniember the place—opposite Dartt's Wagon Shop,
West Main. Street, Wellabore. Feb. lgra-ly.
M. Yale & Co.
Tie are manufacturing several brands of choice Cigars
viiizn we, will sell at prices. that cannot but please
car customers. We use none but the beat Connect
bat. Hallam' and Yara Tobaccos. We make our own
C:gars, and for that reason can warrant them. We
hive a general assortment of good Chewing 'and
Smoking Tobaccos, Snuffs, Pipes from clay to the
best' Meerschaum, Tobacco Pouches, Sc., whole
sale and retail.-Dec. 21, 1972.
John R. Anderson, Agt.
St)Ne N Iron, Steel, Nails, lionise Trininnings,
rhmics' Tools, Agricultural Implements, Carriage
Walk Axles, Springs, Mink kc.. DOrzket and Table
Critter:, Plated Ware, Gurus and tonvitinition, Whips,
Pampa—wood and iron—the best. '4 uso. -11anufac
nicer end dealer in Tin, Hopp' and, and, Shoot-iron
Were. Roofing in Tin and Troy , All work warrant
ted.—Jan. 1, 1873.
1 1:;LLsBoRo, PA
11 .8. WJLLIDAY, Proprietor.
h°l '' , Uswell locatod, and is in good condition
-r°arxiate the traveling 'public. '1 ho proprietor
iiirre no pains to make it n nrst.class house.' MI
arril'e and depart frow ibis house. Free
toond from all trains. Sober and industrious host.'
alwaY's In attendance.
/larch 18. 1813.-tf.
~u4iOS. which I will sell very cheap FOR CASE. In
wt. the best assortment of Gentls ever brought to
%Usher°. of various style's. Please call and look
thern over: -
Raking Suits, Overcoats, and Repairing done with
g inuteh and as cheap as the cheapest.
Grafton Street,
Wellshora, Pa. ,
4 n:11872-1 y
For Sale or Rent.
r orsE AND LOT corner of Pearl street and Av
enue. Also for sale, seven village lots near the
444en /Y• Apply to ELLIOTT &
Wellsboro, Pa.
0 tt 1872-tf.
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sbOrgraVorning Tioga Rat.
TiTiie Table . sp. 82. , ,, ~,: - i-V, - ...%
.' Takoa 'Effect 'Monday Arno Bd, 1872. - . -
' oaraar Vitali C4llN:lite. .... A1111.14E AT BLOBI3III*O.
No. 1.1"....4.`...8 00 a. m. No. '1 10 45 a. m.
..8 ' .... ... 785p.m. " 3 10 20 p. nt.
.. 15 ~ 2 2.0 p. la, I "1,5. :-.'. ,6 25 p:M.
.DEVAIrr roam apossauno. ABM% AT, CORNING.
N 0.... '..: ... ~...,.., 2 45 p. m. I
,N 0.1..... ..... ..0 25p. M.
I T 05 P, m! " ' 'ti .. '.'. . 2..1000 a. m.
d'o. 8... 7 . 20 . a. m. j No.
_8 C. 11 45 a. In.
'A. H. GORTON, Snitl 11; di - 6, It RI-
L. H. SHATTUCK, Sup't Tioga R.N.,
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r tad itl'ailsoll
The Great Anylly Sewing Machine of thee
Civilised World.
700,900 Wheeler& Wilson Fanliy Sewing
Machines now In Use.
T ' improvenienta lately'added to this Celebrated
Machine have made it by far the moat desirable
Mundy Machine in the market and have given an ire
pietas to the sale of it. never before equaled in the
history df Serving fSaehinea.
Examine for yourself; consult your own interests
in buying a, Sewing Ilacuino, and • •
by that too common ilhutien i that -all toch-Stitch
Sewing Machines ire good enoogh, or that any Ma
chine will answer your purpose if it makes the
stitch alike 911 both sides Of the fabric.
, .
, • , BritcEttNt YOUPIM;
and not pay yotir money for a heavy-running, slOw.•
Motioned, noisy; complicated ,3lachine,. thrown to
gether in snail a manner as to last Just long enough .
to wear out both your body and patience.
There is a great distinctive difference patience.,
Wheeler & Wilson and ,alt other Machines that make
the Lock Stitch. And it is to this difference that we;
wish to especially call your attention.
It Makes ilte Lock, (or Shuttle Stitch,) but
does it without a Shuttle
Thereby dispensing with the shuttle and all machinery;
required to run a shuttle; also doing away with the,
take-up that is to be found in all shuttle Machines;
and owing to the peculiarity of its construction,
while all other lock-stitch Machines require two
Mach 25, '7B-19. WELLSBORO, PA.
General Insurance Agency,
Life, Bike, and Accidental.
Alemanla, of Cleveland, Ohio 490,033.4.
New York Life and Fire Ins. Co ' 21,000.000 I
Royal Ins. Co., of Liverpool 10,515,501
Lancashire. of Manchester, Capital,..; .... 10,000,000
ins. Co., of North America, Pa...„ .. I —.13,050.535 go
Franklin Fire Ins. Co. of Phila. Pa. 2,087,452 - 5
Republic Inv, Co. of N. Y., Capital, • .9750,000
Niagara Fire Ins. Co. of N. Y 1 000,000
Farmers Mut. Fire Ins. Co. York Pa . . . . ;. .. .009,889 16
Phoenix Mut. Life Ins. Co. of Hartford Ct.. 5,081,970 50
Penn'a Cattle Ins. Co. of Pottsville ...... ......600,000 00
... $55,431,451 91
Inauranoe-Vtomptly effected by mall or otherwise,
on all kinds of Property. All losses promptly adjusted
and paid at my office.
All commullicationeyromptly attended to—Office on
Sllll Street,2d door from Main st.,, Knoxville Pa.
rt. P. aIrITH
Jan. 1. 1873-tf. Agent.
:Mrs. A. J. SOFIELD ,
WOULD respectfully annour to the public that
she has<now a
Illillinery and Fancy Goods!
of every description, for the ladies, consisting of
Hats, Bonnets, Caps, Gloves, Hosiery, Nubias, Shawls,
Suitati Merino and Muslin Underwear, Germantown
Wools, Zephyrs and Pura. Thankful for the gener
ous patronage of the past, she hopes to merit a con
tinuance of the same. Jan. 1, 1872.
Jan. 1, 1812
General Insurance Agency,
J. 11. &J. 1). CAMPBELL
AIRE issuing policies in the following Companies
against tire and lightning
. in Tiog:, and Potter
counties :
QUEEN Assets, $10,000,000.00
CONTINENTAL of New York, ...... .....2,609,526.27
HANOVER, of New York 983,881.00
GERMAN AMERICAN, New York ..... —1,272,000.00
WYOM/NG, Off Wilkesbarre, Pa 219,698.42
wmi.Lotsroicr, of Witesport. .:...113,066 00
MI business promptly attended to by mail or other.
wise. LOSSCS adjusted and paid at our office.
'Nelson, Dec. 10,1672-Iy.
u • FOR
Paints, OHS, Glass, Putty,
Brushes, Trusses, Stipporters, and Surgi-
Liquors, Scotch Ales, Cigars, Tobacco, Snuff, &c
• t t , :3' • ' 9 'YIDS: C. t k . I 'l..
Groceries, Sugars, Teas,
Shot. ,Lead. Powder and Caps, Lamps, Chiral l o.l ll
Whips, Lathes, &e.
All School Books In use. Envelopes, Stationery, Bill
and Cap Paper, Initial raper, Memorandums, largo
and small Dlethmaries. Legal paper, School Cards and
Primers, Ink, Writtu r Fluid, Chess and Backgammon
Boards, Pictura Frames, Cords and Tassels, Mirrors,
Albums. Paper Collars and Cuffs, Croquette,' Base
Balls, parlor games, at wholesale and retail.
Wallets, port trionles, combs, pins and needles,
scissors, sbears, knives, violin strings, bird cages.
.A great variety of pipes. dells, Inkstands, measure
tapes, rules,
Fishing Tackle, best ttoulfties, line . s, hooks
Special attention paid to this li i ne in the season.
VILLAGE LOTS for'eale in tho central part of the Boro
Alarch2s. IL6TINGS St COLES.
V 7 4 60110 4 . ) g4Z4119
Null am agent for t> ejOtly celebrated •
made at Utica, N. Y., of the very best material and
warranted in every respect superior to any other Lum
ber Wagon made. I have three sizes ou hand con
stantly. L. C. BENNET.
Vi'ellsbero, April 13.-41.
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Sewing Machine I
Azsgrs OYER $55,000,000
&gen OF Conteminza.
cal instruments,
Artiat's Goods in Groat Variety
baskets - and rods
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FOR EERDIU,' Bllo'o2'. et, - % WITH,
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IILOSEIBURG.- Tioga; thiunty,',Potukit.
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—' - Troy. Pa. ,- : ' , . Blossburg, Pa.
Fob. 4,18734 f. ,
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Throat and Lungs.
. Itls ,gratifying to us to info l im the public hat
L, Q. C. WisliaTt's Pine Tree TO Cordial.for Throat spit
Lung Diseases, has gained an enviable reputation
from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast, at d froln thence
to some of thq first families of Europe, not through
the press alone, but by persona throughout the States
actually benetlited and cured at hie office. • While. he
Publishes less, so say our reporters, ho is unable to
supply the demand. It gains and holds its repute•
First. Not by stopping_ cough, but by loosening
and assisting nature to throw off the unhealthy mat
ter collected about the throat and .bronchial tubes,
which causer irritation.
Second. It removes the cause of irritation (which
produces cough) of the mucous membranel and
bronchial tubes;assists the bugs to act and throw off
the unhealthy secretions, and purifies the blood.
Third. It is freguills, lobelia, ipecac and
Opium, of which mo t oat, and lung remedies are,
composed. which allay cough only, s#id disorganize:
the stomach. It has a soothing effect on the stomach,,
acts on the liver and kidneys, and lymphatic and;
nervous regions, thus reaching to every.part of the,
ayetem, and in its invigorating and purifying effects ,
it has gainelkareputition which it must hold above
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till Others in the market.
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The::Plie!.Ti6 - e=lr , Corgi 1,
Great American Dispepsia Pills,
Being under my immediate direction .they shall not
lose their curative qualities by the use of cheap end
Impure articles.
Free of Charge,
Dr. L. Q. C. Wishart's (Mice Parlors are open on
all Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays . from ! a. in.
to tp. in., for consultation by Dr. Wm. T. Magee.—
With him are associated tun consulting physicians of
acknowledged ability. This opportunity is not of
fered by any other institution In the city.
All letters must be addressed. to
L.Q. C. Wishart, M.D.,
No. 232 N. Second street,
Nov. 19. 1872-9 W
Door, Sash & Blind Factory,
ENJAMIN AUSTIN, la prepared to furniah fkrai
class work from thu beat lumber, at hit; Mew fee
tore which ie now in full operation.
conatuutly on hand, or manufactured to order
Planing and Matching
done promptly, and in the. best manner. The boat
workmen employed, and none but the best seasoned
limber used. Enconr home industly.
~Faotory near the foot of Main Street.
Jan. 1, 1872-tf
riIHE subscriber offers to the farmers through the
comity the Egyptian Corn, which upon trial was
tomato ripen if planted even the last of July. It is
estimated, frern its very prolific. qualities, to
yield 150 bushels per acre, and weighs, by measure,
65 pounds to the. bushel. This corn Was produced
from' some procured direct from Mr. Jones, our Con.
Ruler Agtnt, directly on bin return from .Egypt. It
needs no different culture from that of other varieties,
and in the South two crops can be raised on the same
ground iu ono year. It grows in the form of a tree, and
34 ears have grown upon one stalk—average from 6 to
15 ears. For domestic use It is unparalleled. When
ground and properly bolted, It is equal in color and
fineness to wheaten dour. An a forage crop, by sow
ing in drills or broadcast (for early feed,) there is no
kind of corn so well adapted to mitch cows, and none
that will yield half the value in stalk or corn.
It can be successfully grown in any State.
TERMS order that all may receive seed, we
have reduced the price to one doll:Ina package. Auy
person who will get up a club of live, will receive a
•package gratis—la packages fur $10; 6u packages for
$2O; 100 fur 7.30. one package will contain enough to
Plant the fol?:wing season from 20 to 30 acres; also,
dlrecticms for plantink it. Address.
Feb. 25. '73-3tn. 1 Knoxville, Tioga Co., Pa
Mrs. G,o. Campbele
- npa yam returned to WeUsboro, and having finis(
11 ed her trade In t 1 mannfacture of
*matt respectfully say to her old friends that she
watild be glad to see all who would favor her with
their calls. She can be found at the Louise of J. AI.
Johnson, the Barber. Feb. 25, 11373-tf.
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I s g n oo . 4 3 , :f r ccil z t w a t r i o n r e k. asslut , tm en efi l l in o g f new t
a sp l ri a t4
wears can be found in her establishment. Itew bats
and bonnets just received; new ptyles of collars anti
ties, which are offered cheaper _ than ever before. The
public aro cordially invited to call and examine goods
before putchosing elsewhere.
Woilaboro, April 1. 18P-tt
wEilisOano, 1100 . A * CO., 'I;
Sash, Doors,
LLfsiend : of
Amon -
Away, away in the Northland ;
litilero the hours 011ie day sre fer, •
,And the nights tiro an long it; ivintor c • -.-
They cannot ideal - ) than' through;
'Where' they, harness the eaittreinilehc
To the eiedgea when it snoweil -
And the Children Iceiklike bean? cabs; -
In their funny, furry .clothes; ', - ,
711 es-tell then' a curious .
I don't believe 'tie true: • • -
And yet you way learn a leseon,
If I tell the tale to you;
, .
pike, when the good St. Peter
• Lived in the world below, •
And walked about it, preaching,
Just as he'did, you know;
came, to the door of a cottage;
In traveling round the earth,
There a little woman was making cakes,
In the ulna on the health.
SO she made avery little cake,
But as it baking
Shf• looked at it, and thought it seemed
Too large to giro way. ,
Therefore she kneaded another,
And still a smaller one • •
But it looked, when. she one;
it over,
As large as the drat had done.
When she took a tiny scrAnOf dough.
And rolled and rolled it flat;
And bakedit thin as a wafer— •
But she[ouldn't part with that.
For she said, " 31y cakes that seem so small
When I eat them Myself,
Are yet too large to give away,"
So she put them ou a shell.
Then good Saint Peter grow angry,
For he was hungry and thirst;
And surely such a woman
Waa enough to provoke a saint,
And ha said: "You are fartoo selfish,
To dwell in a human form,
To have botn food and shelter,
And ere to keep you warm.
,• Now you shall build as the birds do,
And 811E01 get your Beauty food
By boring, and boring, and boring,
All day in the hard dry wood.",
Then she went up through the chimney,
Never speaking a Word;
And out or the top flew a woodpecker,
For she was changed to a bird,
She bad a scarlet cap onlair head,
And that was left the suite;
But all the teat of her clothes were burned
Black u a coal in the ibune. ' i
And every country seheol.boy % . ..
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Has seen her ,in the Wood;
Where she lives in the es to this very day, 1-
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Boring and boring fo food. ' z.
And this is the lesson s teaches: ;
Live not for yourselv alone, ,`
Lest the seeds you will.not pity i
Shall one day be year own. i
Give plenty of what is given you,
Listen to pity's call;
Don't think the little you give is great,
And the much you get is small.
Now my little boy, remember that, `
And try to be kind and good,
When you see the woodpecker's sooty dress,
And see her scarlet hood.
You mayn't be changed to a bird, though you 'lie
As selfishly as you can;
But you will be changed to a smaller thing—
A mean and selfish man. j
" Miss Becky Newton." : "
"Well, sir."
" Will yea marry me?"
"No, I won't."
" Very well; then don't, that's all • -
Mr. Fred Tekerson drew away his chain".
and puttingt his feet up on the piazza, utir,
folded a newspaper. Miss Becky -Newteri"
bit her lips and went on with heir sewing.;-;
She wondered if that was going to ,be- -- 414;
last of it. She had felt this proposal cam
ing for nearly a month, but the 'scene -84,
had anticipated was not at all like' this. , -+
She had intended to refusp him, but' it--WO
to be done gracefully. She Ni'as to remain:
firm notwithstanding his most eager eri,
.treetiea: she xvas to have told, JaimAiat-tam'
respecting' ills ^madly=
character, she could never be to him more
than an appreciative and - earnest friend. She
had intended to shed a few tears, perhaps,
as be knelt writhing in an agony of suppli
cation at her feet. But instead, he had ask
ed her the simple question without any
rhetorical embellishments, and on being an
swered had plunged at once into his news
paper as though he had merely inquired the
time of day. She could have cried with
" You pever will have a better chance,"
he contirfued after a pause; as he deliberate
ly turned over the sheet to find the latest
telegraph reports. •
" A. better chance for what?" she asked
" A better chance to marry a young, good
looking man, whose gallantry to the sex is
only exceeded by his bravery in their de
- -
Fred waS quoting from his newspaper
but Miss Newton did not know it.
"And whose egotism is only exceeded. by
his impudence," retorted the lady, sarcasti
" Before long," continued Fred, "
be out of the market. Your chances are
getting slimmer every day.
" It won't be a great while before you are
ineligible. You will grow old and wrinkled,
" Stich rudeness to a lady, sir, is 'mon
strous," exclaimed Miss Newton, rising has
tily, and flushing to the temples.
"I'll give you a final opportunity, Miss
Newton. Will you mar—"
"Not if you were the King of England,"
interrupted Miss Newton, throwing down
bar work. "I am not accustomed to such
insults, sir."
And so saying, she passed into•the house
and slammed the door Behind her. I
" She is never so handsome as when she
is in a rage," thought. Filed to himself after
she had gone, as he slowly folded up his pa
per and replaced it in his pocket. •• 'was
a fool to goad her so; I shall never win her
in that way. But I'll have her," he ex
claimed aloud. "By heaven, I'll have her,
cost whatit may!"
Very different was the Fred &kersOn of
the present, pacing nervously up and down
the piazza, front the Fred Eckerson of a
few moments ago receivtng his dismissal
front the woman be loved with such cairn
and imperturbable exterior, for he loved
Becky Newton With all his heart. The real
difficulty in the way, as he more than half
suspected, was not so much with himself its
in his pocket. Becky Newton had an insu
perable objection to attempty wallet. The
(laughter of a wealthy Louisiana planter,
reared in luxury, and the recipient of a
weekly allowance of pin money sufficient to
pay Fred's whole bills for a month, she had
no immediate idea of changing her situa
tion for one of less comfort and independ
ence. Besides, it had been intimated to
lter that a neighboring planter of unusually
dristocratie lineage had looked upon her
with covetous eyes. To be sure he was old
andligly, but he was rich, and in her pres
ent mercenary state of mind Miss Becky
Newton did not desire to allow such a
chatted' of becoming a wealthy widow to
slip by unimproved.
Bu l ulus for human nature! if Becky was
really so indifferent to Fred Eckerson, why
did she run up stairs after that interview,
and take the starch out of her nice, clean
pillow-shams 'by crying herself into hyster
ics on the bed? •It was not all wrath, not
all vexation, not all pique. There was
somewhere deep down in Becky Newton's
heart a feeling very much akin to remorse.
She was not sure that she would not one
day be sorry for what she bad done. She
bad no doubt she could be very happy as
Fred Eckerson's wife, after all.
" But then," she cried, growing hot with
the recollection, "he was so rude and so
insulting! I could never live with such 5
man—never 1"
When Fred Eckerson had .walked off
some of his feelings on the piazza ho con
chided to take a _look at the river. The
Mississippi, which flowed within five hun
dred yards of the house, was at that time
nearly at its annual " spring rise." Its tur
hid waters, rushing swiftly toward the sea,
had nearly filled the banks, and in many
places had broken through the levees and
flooded the low lands for many miles. A.
crevasse of this description had been made
in the farther bank, nearly opposite the
house, and the windows of the Newton
mansion commanded the view of a vast and
glittering inland sea not laid down on ,the
maps. The main• current of the stream
bore upon ita goiteo.eqlorod bosom an emu'
TUESDAY, APRIL 4 22, 18743._
I, ,
Monss mass of floating timber, %Odell was
dashed along In the boiling flood, rendering
navigation wholly impossible. The waters
Were lain rising, and the frequent crashes
far and near told of the - undermining, power
:Of_thoi.cni•rent, as sections of the sand
banks dimmeared, _carrying with theM the
trees's:Oita "(milting the stream..
NOW it; happoied, by a curious coinci
dence, that. Miss Newton also resolved to
lOokat,the river. She dried her tears, and
&fling on her hilt, slipped out by a brick
per to avoid Fred, and soon found herself
at the foot of a huge cottonwood tree on
the hank below the house. Throwing her
ilelf upon the grass, and lulled by the bab
bling of .the rapid flood beneath her, she
scion fhll fast asleep. Had she pOssessed
any power of foreseeing the future, it wo'd
have beep the last thing she would do; for
Although it was very, pleasant dropping
i.Slecp , there in the shade, with the soft sun
ight filtering through the, leaves overhead,.
'the awakening was not at all to her mind.—
,ty terrible crash made chaos of her dreams;
WI ground slipped from bengath her; the
'tall cottonwood toppled and fell, and Miss
Aecky DUwton found herself suddenly im
mersed "in, the cold flood, with her mouth
,full of Muddy water. In a moment more,
49thetiody's arm was about her, and she felt
*herself lifted up and placed somewhere in
:the ,sunshine, though precisely where she
was as yet too bewildered to know. Get-
Aug her eyes open at last, she found Fred
okerson's whiskers nearly brushing her
"Where am 1?" asked Becky, shivering
and looking around her.
" Youlare in the middle of the Mississip•
Pi," repli ( r Fred, " and you are in the fork
.of cottonwood nwood tree, and are voyaging to
ward the gulf of Mexico just as fast as this
freshet can carry you." • .
Howl came you here?"
"In the same conveyance with yourself,
Miss - Becky. In fact, you and I and the
tree all came together, to say nothing of n
'portion of your father's plantation, which I
fear is lost to him' forever." •
'--Beelty'was silent. She was , thinking not
of the accident, nor of their perilous posi
tion, but-of her appearance when she was
lying 'asleep on the grass.
How long were you there before this
happened?" she asked.
As long as you were. I was up in the
tree when you came."
''' "You had no r?glit to be up there," she
;said; coloring- 4 a spy upon my move
'-' s 'Nonsense!" he replied; "you intruded
.on my privacy, but while you slept I watch
ed over you Idle the sweet little cherub that
sits up IV" •
"Than you for the service, I'm sure,"
she said, ridling.
"You snored awfully."
L. , Mr. Eckerson, remove your arm from
Then put your arms around my neck."
'"lndeed, I shall do no such thing:" --
"'You will fall into the river if you do
Becky was silent for several moments,
while their unwieldy raft whirled along in
the current, rolling from side to side, and
threatening every instant to turn completely
over and tip them oir. At last she said:
"What are we to do?'
"I think, now that I ant started, I shall
go on to Now Orleans," he replied.
"To New Orleans!" exeliihned Beeky.—
," It is a hundred miles!"
- " Yes, but the chance for 11 free passage
for such a distance is not to be neglected.—
You can go ashore if you prefer."
- She burst' into tears.
"Yon are cruel,;' she said, " to trest me
"Cruel!' exclaimed Fred, drawing her
closer to l 'him quickly;." cruel to you!"
There was no help for •it, and she- again
relapsed into silence, quite contented, appa
-rently, to remain in Fred's arms, and evinc
ing now no disposition to rebel. " For once
"I Want to go to Istew - Orleans, - contin
ued Fred after a pause, " because there is a
young lady of my acquaintance residing
there whbm I have some intention of invit
ing into this neighborhood."
,4 or ,
"If we don't go to New Orleans, and if
we get safe out of this scrape, I,shall write
for her to come, any way."
"I shall obtain board for her in M. Jean,
which will be convenient for me so long as
I remain your father's guest. I can ride
over every morning after breakfast,
" She is an intimate -friend, then,'i said
Miss Becky.
"I expect to marry her liefore long," he
" Marry her! Why, yottlyou proposed
to me this morning."
" Yes, but you refused me. I told you
then that you' would never have another
Becky was silent again. It is a matter of
sonic doubt whether, had;Fred at that mo
ment, sitting astride Unit cottonwood log
with his feet in the water and his arm around
Becky's waist; proposed to her again,
she would have accepted 'him or not. To
be sure a marvelous change had come over
Becky's feelings since her tumble in the
river. She felt just then that one strong
taint like that which. then supported her was
worth a thousand old and decrepit planters;
she recognized the fact that a man who
could talk so coolly and unconcernedly in a
situation of such extreme peril, was one of
no ordinary courage. But she was not yet
quite prepared to gtve up her golden dreams.
The dross was not quite washed out of her
sGul, and she did not yet know how much
she loved Fred - Eclterson Besides, she did
not half believe
Their'clomsy vessel floated on, now root
first, iidw sideways, and now half submerg
ed beneath the boiling current. Their pm
carious hold became more uncertain as
their fianies became chilled by - the cold
water, and every plunge of - the log threat
ened to east them once more into the river.
In vain Fred endeavored to attract the at
tention of some one on shore. The cotton
wood retained a course nearly in the mid
dle of the stieam, too far from either bank
to render their outcries of much avail. As
it grew dark their situation seemed more
iind-more hopeless, and to Becky there ap
peared to be no escape from certain death,
either bY drowning in the darkness or by
exhaustion before daylight. -
Yet to die in this man's arms seemed not
wholly a terror. She could hardly think, if
death must -come, of any other why in
which she' would rather meet it. Was it
possible she loved him, and must needs be
brought within the valley of the shadow
before she could know her heart? had she
loved him all along? While she was think
ing about it, chilled by the exposure and
the night air; she fell asleep. When she
awoke the stars were out, but she was warm
and comfortable. Raising her head, she
found herself enveloped in Fred's coat.
" Fred."
" You have robbed 3 ourself to ke p me
warm. You are freezing."
" No; I ain't. I wet it off beea Ise it
was So awful hot;" and taking out his land
kerchief witlt his disengaged hand, he made
a pretense of wiping the perspiration froM
his brow_
" How long have 1 been. asleep`:"
" Abobrt three hours. We are drifting i
shore now."
" Shull we be saved"
" .1 don't know. Put your arms around
my :neck, for I am going to take mine away."
Reeky did 'this time as she was bid. She
not only threw her anus quickly around his
melt, but she laid her head upon his _breast
without the least hesitation. In the dark
new Fred did not know that she imprinted
a kiss upon his shirt bosom.
"II ld fast now!" lie cried. "Hold on
for yoir dear life!"
The'log had ,been gradually noaring the
shore for sonic time, and it• now shot sud
denly under a .sycamore which overhung
the bank and trailed its branches in the
brown flood. Quick as thought Fred seized
the limb above his head and, pulled with all
his might. " The headlong course of the cot
tonwood was checked; it plunged heavily,
and partly turned over; its top became en
tangled in the .sycamore, and a terrible
cracking of limbs ensued.. • With a sudden
spring Fred gained 'the projecting• branch,
dragging his clinging burden after him. In
another instant the cottonwood had, broken
away and continued its Tom.° down the
river,' while th bent sycamore' regained its
shape with sii" h a' rebound that the two'
travelers were !very nearly precipitated into
Om stream again. ' Fred, half supporting,
halt dragging Beaky, worked his way to
the trunk by a series of gymnastics that
would have done no discredit to Blondin,
and in a - mcnient more' bad reached the
ground in safety. + •
"That's a business we are well out - of,"
he said when hethad regained his breath.—
"Now where are we?'
He looked about. ,-A light 'was glimmer
ing from a habitation behind them, a short
distance from where they stood. Becky
could not walk without great pain, and:
Fred lifted her lightly in his arms and start
ed for the house. It proved to be the dwell-
ing of a. small planter who was net lacking ;
in hospitality. 'Here their wants were soon
attended to, and under the cheering influ
ence of warmth and shelter Becky was soon
herself again. '
They drove home on the' l following day,
Fred having procured the loan of a horse
and chaise from the planter for that pur
pose, promising, to return them by Mr.'
Newton's servant the day after.
The morning was bright and clear, and
the fragrance of 'the orange groves was in
ail the air. Becky, who had maintained
almost utter silence since their escape from,
the cottonwood, was no less silent now.-:
Fred himself did not appear particularly
communicative, and many miles of the long
ride were taken without a remark from ei
ther. It was Becky who spoke first.
"Fred," she said.
t{ y es: ,
" You have saved my life, haVe you not?"
" Happy to do it any day," he remarked,
not knowing exactly what else to say.
" I thank you very much."
"Quite welcome, I'm sure."
There was another long silence, broken
only by the sound of the horse's hoof upon
the road. fired himself seeThed to have
lost some o 1 his habitual ease, for he kept
his whip in constant motion, and held the
reins nervously.
"Fred!" - •
Yes!" ,
"Are you going to write to that young
lady - in New Orleans?"
" I s'pose so."
" Hadn't you—better—try again—before
you—before you write?"
He turned his eyes full upon her, and
opened them wide.
"Try again! Try what?"
" I's'e been thinking through the night,"
said Becky, bending low to hide her face,
and carefully, separating the fringe of her
" that—perhaps—if you asked me
again the same question—that you—did—
yesterday morning—l might answer a little
Becky's head went against Fred's shoul
der, and her face became immediately lost
to view.
"You darling!" he exclaimed. "But when,
may I ask, did you change your mind?"
" I have never changed it," she murmur
ed. ." 1 have loved you all the time ; but I
'ever knew it until last night."
And to this day, when Mrs. Becky Eck;
erson is asked where it was she fell in love
with her husband, she answers, "On a log."
How Rain-Palls, are Produced.
It is now ag,ieed by the best observers
that our rain-falls are produced by the
clouds in the upper strata of the ;Amos-.
phere, and most probably the electric con
ditions upon which the fall of rain depends
are to be found only there. The moisture
which the atmosphere gathers by evapora
tion is condenspd and deposited as rain only
as it is subjected to the agency of electric
forces. This we may accept as a demon
strated truth. That the moisture carried
off front any spot by evaporatiowenters into
the grand atmospheric circulation, is also a
fact which any one can demonstrate to him-•
self by obsgrvation. In every dry time in
summer we see the earth growing day by
day dryer as the hot, sun evaporates the
nukla-nre_from the "round, and yet the
clouds may gather in The early evening only
to disappear before the next day, , when the,
same course is repeated. Every one' who
has ever noticed the weather must have'
seen times when it seemed as though it was ,
trying hard to rain and could not. Frora'
this has'rcome the common proverb " All
signs fail in a dry time."
Considerations of this kind, which have
been arrived at only by observation!'havc
-forced meteorologists to abandon local caus
es for the explanation of rain; and Stein
metz, with others, fully recognizes that the
showers of England originate in continental
The true theory of our climate, of the
'early supply of moisture by rain, is proba-
lowe..w, that put forth recently by-
Mr. Thomas 13. Butler, of Hartford, Cpn
necticut, in a work entitled "A Concise
Analytical and Logical Development Of the
'Atmospheric System." As this work . was
"printed f;pr the author," an outline of its
theory will' not be amiss. Stated generally,
his theory is that the normal condition of
the weather is clear, and that the changes
in it are produced by currents which origi
nate in the tropics, and, following regular
laws, A pirculate in the upper atmosphere
about The earth, producing, or rather induc
ing, in special localities, as they influence
or are influenced by special local causes;
the phenomena of the weather. ' The origi
nal force of these currents he finds in the
electric or magnetic forces induced by the
That there is some connection bet •een
the spots on the sun and the activity-o the
terrestrial magnetic currents has been for
some time the opinion of philosophers.—
In the ProccedingsSof the Manchester Lite
rary and Philosophical Society for March
8, 1864, is an article by Mr. 13axendell,
R. A. S., upon " Periodic Changes in the
Magnetic Condition of the Earth and in the
.Distribution of Temperature on its Surface,"
in which he says: "It has long been sus
pected that the same causes which produce
the spots on the sun's disk must in some
way have an important influence on the pheL
notnena of our own atmosphere. The facts
now given convert this ,suspicion into a cer
tainty, and it is not perhaps too much to
say that - meteorology can never take rank
as a true science while our hnowledge of
the sun remains in its present imperfect
state." Other observers have come to the
same conclusion.
Steinmetz quotes from Mr. Fulibrook, the
well-known writer on rain-fall and meteor
ology, as follows: "From extensive obser
vations he believes lie has established the
fact that whenever two planets form a right
line with the earth; some disturbance con
nected with their light, electricity t or mag
netic reaction, takes place in the atmosphere,
and a much larger quantity of rain—espe
cially about the fourth or fifth dity after—
is the result; and the greater timber of the
more violent and extensive-storms and -hur
ricanes have occurred at or about .the time
of this excess of rain. This fact Mr. Full
brook assures us," says Steininetz, " he has
verified by the investigation of three hun
dred consecutive conjunctions of planets in
lorigitude, between the years 1807 and 18.30
Unquestionably the fiaces in action upon
this world are in connection with, and lin
fluenced by, those updating in the universe.
The attraction of ;cavitation, which makes
the rain fall, is the stune force which, in a
wider sphere, keeps the planets in their or
bits; and a drop of de J w assumes its spheri
cal form by the action of the same force
which rounded the earth and the sun him
self. The circulation of the atmosphere, like
that of the tides, is caused primarily by the
the action of cosmical forces,. and the cur
rents in the atmosphere, like thotT in the
oceans, result front the action of universal
causes.-It. Huniand in lin lyn r.
The . Planets and Their Inhabitants
M. Figuie, a noted French scientific gen
tleman, says that modern astronomy has
demonstrated that there are other...worlds
than ours; that the earth simply, makes a
part of a class or a group of stars which do
not differ essentially, and that there is an
infinity of other globes like it, andOoceeds
to consider the Internal affairs of the Worlds.
Since there is nothing to distinguish the
earth from the other planets of Or solar
system—Mermtry, Venus, Mars, Jupiter,
Saturn, Uranus, — and Neptune—he 'argues
that we must field in the others, as we find
here, air and writer, a hard soil, rivers and
seas, mountains and valleys. There must
be found aisoin them vegetation and trees,
and verdure andi elm* Time mutt be. in,
them animals,,and even men, or at least be•
ings superior to animals, and corresponding
to our human type. 'lle,says:
" Science has shown that the physical and
climatological connections of the earth and
the other planets arc identical. On these
'planets, as on the earth; the sun Shines and
disappears, yielding place to night, and - cold
and-darkness succeed to heat turd - In
them, as on the earth, the rich carpet of
herbage covers the plains, an 4 luxtriant
woods, cover the mountains. Jivers flow
majestically on to the seas. \\ Inds blow
regularly or irregularly, and purify the at
mosphere by mingling their strata, charged
in different degrees, with the produce of the
evaporation of the soil. In quiet. nights
dwellers ocii these pianos sect the same heav
enly spectacle that delights our eyes, the
same constellatiOns, the same celestial visit
ors, They have panoramic views of the
planetary globes with their following of
faithful satellites and luminous stars shining
like gently-brandished torches. Once in
awhile there is a. sudden luminous trail
which furrows the heavens like a flash . of
silVer; lit is a - star that shoots and drops into
the depths of space. Again, it is a comet
With a beautiful tail that conies to bring
news Iron; worlds millioas,, of miles away.'-
The planetary man, aecordihg to his be
lief, corresponds to the terrestrial man. In
the planets the process of creation of or
ganized life Must be the same, as 'in the
earth; the successive order of 'Appearance
of living creatures is the ) same as on the
globe; and, like, the terrestrial man, the
planetary man dies, is tranformed after
death into a snperhuman,_ and passes also
into ether. 1)
Prayer as a Siienee.
- Professor Tyndall's arrlval in America
brings nearer to us a ndtable discussion
now agitating the
„polemics of England:
Can science reduce prayer 'to an exact sys
tem? Is it possible - to test by experiment
and calculation, as chemical properties, or'
planetary atmokiheres, or geological periods
are tested, the efficacy of those appeals for
mercy or favor which religion enjoins?—
Professor Tyndall, revolving in his mind
the 'triumph. which - science has already
won, busy arong his glaciers and spec
trums and Illa nwalia and t vertebne, does not
see why prayer.should not be -'submitted to
this unerring and be judged . by the
same logical'inductions which establish oth
er truths. I,le hal shocked the religious
world by a bold proposition to make such a
test, anti suggests that prayer, with a view
to its practical results, should he tried for a
'definite perfoit ino hospital. Let a certain
number of prayers, says the learned- pro
fessor, as if he was 'submitting a glacial
theory or calculating the antiquity of a ge
ological &tratu,m, be directed to certain ob
jects for a certain time; let such and such a
thing be regularly and earnestly petitioned
for; let the liv s of the patients. be asked
without favor, ntl,i at the end of the expe
rimental perioc , lams compare the relative
number of live" sparred with that of the pre
vious experien le of the hospital, or with
the cotemporar • experience of some other
hospital. If nit or most of the lives thus
scientifically prayed for are saved, then the
induction that prayer is scientifically 'effica
cious may be fairly made, and the Professor
will how to the dictates of spiritual philoso
phy. Meanwhile another scientific pundit,
by a converse indilibil - , - has been busying
himself with proofs that, according to his-.
Wry, prayer is:Tint effective, and cannot be
come a true science. lie shows that there
is no class in the world, Su constantly and
so zealothly played for o their Majesties
the Crowned heads of Eulope; yet that the
royhl people, on the average, enjoy.a shorter
duration of life than less exalted people.—
The praying men par ext7ellence, the clergy',
are not, as long lived, suggests Mr. Galion,
as those engaged in other profe-sion.•,;—
whence he concludes that to pray:for speci
fic material good is to• engage in a rather
worse than bootless task.
This tool application of the (I . o cible and
the spectrum to a spiritual subject has nut
urppy p....z,ned the - ready pugnacity of the
theologians; and Pr. Al'CoAi ;aid th r e
idiOt have I 11.,:ned ruled into The 21.relni
of kThynssion against the siiectaeled anthoi
ities of the hiboratory and - the class 1 . 00111.
The prdinasor'c are. intruders on ,a domain
with twhielt they are quite unfemdliar.—
Praym", by no mean's, t-ays the Princeton
metaphysician, can avail to induce clod 10
invert physical 'laws; but prayer, adds the
BPeetatur, l u ii availed to establiAi Christian
ity as a historic' faith throughout Ihe inoa
enlightened regions of the earth, The pro
fessors ask whether prayer will save a
drowning man; whether it will effect a con
venient rise in Erie, or an equally conven
ient fall in gold; whether it will scatter
bread at the ieee of a beggar, or erect tem
lilea-far, impecunious congregations; wheth
erlit will LIN ert bullets in battle, or a tiger's
fangs in an African jungle? The theologi
ans protest that religion, and hence prayer,
is not a Matter of hard material fact, but of
spiritual, soul necessity._ it is not. ame
nable to mathematics,-nor is it to be studied
through glasses' on the tops of observato.
ins the o. .:onflic letween seience:w(
theology appears in a new and somewhal
amusing form; while the ohl mistake of
taking a subject on torally different soles,
and arguing it upon opposite premises and in
,parallels, is ever repeated. Happily the
days are past when it was possible to incar
cerate ! troublesome philosophers, like Gali
leo, dungeons, and make them "see
stars" through monkish spectacles. Pro
fessor l'yndall may go on,with his curious
speculation's, fearful of no more terrible
fate, ether here or in England, than to be
transfixed by the sharp shafts of metaphys
ical logic; v% bile his opponents have noth
ing more to apprehend than bQiug lost for
awhile in a I:thyrinth of perplexing and per
haps unprt+fitahle argutnent.---IkAtort Post.
Inhalation .of Dust by Workmen.
The injurious erect Of exposure to the
dust of Val iOIIS manufacturing establish.
ments has not 'infrequently been dwelt upon
with more or less force;. but we arc 'hardly
prepared for the esult• of certain specific
investigations on till's subject. It lots long
been ft disputed point. wbether the particles
of ho - n, silica, etc., merely lodge - within t.le
air cells of the lungs or penetrate through
their walls into the tissue between them.—
But Professor Zenker informs us That on ex
amining the lung of a woman who had
been exposed to the dust of iron oxide, used
in preparing books of gold leaf, he found
the powdiT •in the tissite between the air
cells and in their walls, its well as in their
cavities. From less than two ounces of this
lung over twelve gra t ins of iron oxide were
obtained by chemical methods; so that; if
equally distributed through o both lungs,
there must have been at. least thr,i.e quarters
of an ounce inhaled,t n auother"ease—that
of a wolliman expp?..ed to the dust of a mix
ture used in preparing ultramarine substani
ces—he found a quantity estimated at fully
an ounce.---//trpeee.
The Sick Chamber at Night.
The glare.' of 1114 bright light at, ni , _;itt.
tends to keep no invalid :rum sleeping - , ondcl
yet .in many cases it ii not desirable to he in
total darkneF: , . if a burning candle has
common :JAI pot on the melted pnrt, of the
candle moil it renehei tho Mack part o! 'the
wick, it will not only the candle to
burn veryslow,
_but tultre it give a and
mellow aturtiliii g t, ilroving very agretin.-
ble to the -
Another expedient in , l this connection:
- .
room can be very 'Wen •entoateu in toe n
ter nights by lighting a candle and piaci ig
it on. the hearth in the fireplace. This eam•es
a. draught upward, which is promoted Ihy
the fresh air coaling in at an open winidOw
of-door. in the winter a tire Should be jai
ways burning in the grate or firepla4e---1
more necessary at night Wool in the daytillaq
It riot only keeps the air' of t he room phro
an good, but it preTeiats the room getting
too cool, thus endanttering 'pneutnonit
lung fever, in p.;oportion as the inyali? , is
debilltated.—dou,rndlle Heatet.
To KEEP. IRON FROi.f Rusmiu.—li-hrO
sene app4Alby means of a moistened &Ail
to stoves( will ,etrectually keep them fi - om
rusting during the summer. _lt is als(i an
excellent material to apply to all, iron u
sils used about the iamb Give plonj
cultivators and the Lille a coating be
they are put away in the fall
Miss Wadc, of Cincinnati leas just
her klatx•fizst WWI) 40 suicide,
hi 1173
We si ppose that when Old Dr, Johnsen
rote trat a little learning is a dangerous, -
t ink, liV must hate beennlegular reader
o' agri ltural papers, or of the reports of
a ricult al discussions, and oted how pea
p e run away with half an idea , to their '
own an their fellow-creatures' injury in the
" inn." mi." • And yet not alone agricultur
alists, ut many other strange people are
just as i such. demented When they get hbld.
of som • half idea which they think,will
benefit the world. Here is one man who'
profess s to have found out that thoughts
nothin but phosphorus; that without ph°
1 4
phorus the the brain would cease to thin ;
and tli t the light of intelligence isireally
and litrally but a phosphoretic glow t Then
lie fi nd that Professor Agassiz says that
fishes •ontain more phosphorus than any
other a imal, and straightway our over-zeal
ous.hinnanitarian goes 'preaching over the
country that, no man need be stupid if he'
Will only cat fish ! .
Neal, many of the lectures farmers get
are much like unto this fish story'. Here is
one before us about_ deep-plowing. A far
mer had three hundred acres of land. His t
idaugher got married. • He gave her. as ar
dowry half his fann—prettrliberal, wasn't;
it ? ut finding he had more time to spare,
j.. ;
he went to deep-plowing, and found he rais
ed justjas much on the one hundred and fif
ty as on the thro hundred acre-lot. This
encouraged him; and when another daugh
ter got married he gave her half -the remain
ing—to the great .jey of the son-in-law no
doubt ) and went to work plowing deeper in
the seventy-five than before. But lo and
•beholll ! he was more blessed than ever.--
I-- eav n smiled on his generous deeds—and
his de p-plowing—and lie found he got more
front he seventy-five than from the whole
three=heti .acre farm, while his labor
and axes; and all that was less!" And he
died a rich man; but whether it Was the
heat'Y deep-Plowing which killed him or not
the story does not tell. And , then the wri
ter g4es on to say that if - every one would s
only .1 o and do likewise - how rich• the/
migh get to be !
. .
Th truth is, there are many soils in which
if on plows deep he maYlind a fortune in
so doing; but on the other hand, there are
aereson acres of land when it is sheer mad-,
ness 'l3 plow deep. On flat clay land wherO'i
yater cannot drain rapidly away, and where i •
Lick of drainage is the bane of the cal- --'
vat 4 r, it is found' by experience that a shal
lw u t rich surface soil is much better than
de ly•stirred one.. And, the reason is ob
lu, . If water is an injury,_aud it cannot
t J•nto the soil by reason of the hardness
f t e subsoil, the rain will pass over - the
• ce to the open,ditches which always
are to be made in a lat country. It we loos
si ch soil deeply we only harbor more of
or liquid enemy, and this counter-balances
ha otherwise might be a good thing in a
ee • soil.
Bs sides this,rthere. are other considers
on t. tf the surface-soil is poor, and we
ru this down into a still poorer subsoil,we
or what little good t sere might have been
the surface-soil, far below the reach of
lie roots. If any one as prospective sons
-law, with such soils this, they had bet
✓ sot he too liberal i dividing the land.
little learning is u doubtedly a danger
us thing in farming. There is no depart
se t of industry wher in- circumstances ai
✓ uses more than i this. While deep
lo 'i9g, is an excellent thing when circum
tai ces suit, there are innumerable cases
dt n it is wise to go the other w:hy.—Ger
irt doteit. legraph.
how the Skull Protects the Brain.
child bears the knocks which would be
441 to old age. - Which is owing- to the
11 being thin, uniform in texture and
'lactic in childhood, and to the brain being
,f corresponding structure!. ' The brain at
h.; age is soft to a degitc that would be
in natural ;in mature years. This_resilienty
if the Likull and yielding quality of the
ie in explain how the childns uninjured by
ittilLs which would - be attended with fatal
4) leUtiSiong -in after life. But there is alSo
TOViSiOII in adults for moderating the ef
'ects of such accidents. In proportion. as
11) brain acquires firmness during growth,
a : , radual change takes place in the struct
ure of vile bones of the head; the protect
in r, cranium is not simply strengthened—it
is not merely thickened; the flat . bones
%I itch surround the brain are split into lay
e s, an external. and an internal one. Those
h . - ers have each a different density, and a
sc fter'§ubstance than either interposed be
t\ •een them, the effect of which is to inter
pt the, vibration which would otherwise
ri io.
tic. around the skull and reach every mole
c of the brain,
I So - ur. Timoxr.— For an ordinary sore
tl r nit tii; a thin slit' of fat salt pork about
tl e throat, using a strip of flannel rather
tha i 't towel or other 'bungling bandage.—
C ai'git , the throat with salt andiwater, every.
h ur, holdina . gargle in the throat a
. ,
.° the
i 'mite or so. If the throat is very sore dis
s It salt in. vinegar and use that for a pr
e. If you are near a drugstore, get a few
1 ennies' worth of chlorate of potash; - Put
i in a cup or • tumbler, and pour on cold
c'-ater. Let it stand quiet till the powder
( issolVes, or so much of it as will dissolve,
f r the water will only hold so much in so
d lion, Use this for a gargle every three
lours, swallowing a teaspoonful or so, of
the mixture every time you gargle. As you
lse the water out from the cup, pour in
i ciore till the chlorate is dissolved, after
vliich, till in inure of it as , needed. For
, tinkered sore throat this is a standard rem-1
oiy, and will effect a quick cure in nines
leen cases out of twenty. I
'nor.'—The Germantown Telegraph says,:
Sprouting white potatoes will advance
he crop two weeks. They should be cut.
- ;0 that about two eye§ urn allowed to each
piece, and these should be planted in
beds with very thin covering of soil; or it
is better to plant in boxes and set these in a
hot bed, so after they are properly sprouted
they can be at once carried to the place of
planting. if the nights should be anyway
cold; protect with - thi n covering ofjstraw
when, the plants make their appearance
above ground. Some persons who want 'a
large quantity sprouted, cut the potatoes as
desired, and spread them on boards, boxes
or elates, in a dark place, and when sprout
ed, say from an inch to an inch and a half,
expose them to the light, moistening two or
three times a week . with tepid water. They
should be planted out so that there is not
more than two inches of soil over the 'top
of -the sprouts."
CIILORAL IvoxicATiox.—As opium -eat
ing, absinthe-drinking, and liquor-drinking
have become evils that annoy society, so
the use of chlOral is likely to become as
troublesome. To drive away - wakefulness,
and care, and )trouhle, and to forget theis t
afflictions, perloas now resort to this new
drug, and, in .soink its use hi this manner be
, conies a firm habit. - Independent of the ir
ritation ot-the throat, and fasces, and nose
that, it 4(4: amt the aggravation of some
• entaneous au tl other disorders, it is very
pleasant t t 'tut lifter its use for a
0 time the eyps,ight becomes weffk and dim,
eongeStion of the globe swelling of the
I- • lids, ;and sqinetimes partial paralysis of- lids.
• one cliaratteristic of its frequent use is a
• itbiet. streak along the center of the tongue,
as if ink had been riibbed over it. While
, 4 it is saidio be hard to break off from its:
use as Mil tirinhing, the delirium tremens
,•ftvn appear in the attempt to
I- I (iiqcontinue the tidbit of eating it,
1.11.1;;LDINt; AT Tut: NOSE...—This is com
monly n harmless affection, although' indi
viduals have repeatedly been knowq to have
died from it. In childhood and ea ny youth
it is idiopathic, dependent upon active con
gestion. In . old age it is symptomatic and
I'lw result of passive congestion. When
habitual, its, : - ..a..speaion, betokens disease or
dsnt er.
arioty uteans are adopted for its control
rni•in7 boib arms over the head and hold
ing them for a time is usually successful.—
'rite be 4 remedy, when it can be obtained, is
a hunch of et - minion tans} held to the nose,
nod the aroma snuffed up into the nostrils.
How it acts we do not know, but we are eer
,:ain it stops tilt: nose bleed.
OLE O. 1_,004.‘ F
FILL AND svcdEsTrvz.
Plowing Deep
Hard wor a MCLitly flow from soft beg"