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■ ............. Li f . > . ■ t::vjx ■ ii-iiiS-::./:': ... .. < \ — TOWN OF NORTH HEMPSTEAD. imniVS 0 !: Zg&t'mtvr. } { SIN 4 « Py ' •••• •.•' . VOL. II. EOSLYK, QUEENS COUNTY, L. I., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3,> 1876. NO. 4. Mad and fair, in her old armchair, 'Hhnaofc gliding her thin wbftohair, Bilootly knitting nlta Orandmothor Gray ; VVhilo I on my olbowa betide hor loan, •And till what wondorfnl thingoTmoaiP ‘ To have, and to do, if 1 can, sdme day ; Yoo can talk eo to Gratidmothor Gray- • Rko doetn ’ tiangh nor aend you away. 5 1 look from tho window boat, ere yonder, aorojiB tho atroot, . With a floe Froueh roof and a freoooed hall, Thodoop bay windows are foil of iiowonrj They Vo a olock of bronze that ohimea tho ho-tra, , Arid a fountain — I hear it tinkle and fall When the doors are open : “ 1 mean, \ I aay, ■ l t'° livoin a house like that some day, ” “ Money will buy it,\ aaya Grandmother. Gray. There's a low barouche, ail green and'gold, ■ And ft pair of horses as blaok as Jot, I ’ ve soon drive by — and before I'm old A turnout like that I hope to get. How they pranoo and shine in their harness gay! v What fun ’ twonlH bo if they ran away ‘ ‘ Money will buy them,\ sisys Grandmother Gray. “ To-morrow, I know, a groat ship eailo Out of port, aud across tho sea i ...... ^ Oh ! tq foct in m^ face,the doeftn gales And tho salt wayes douoing uud< r me I .. In tho old, far lauds of legend and lay I long to roam — and I shall, someday. ” “ Money will do.lt, ” says 'Grandraother Gray. “ Aud when, like mo, you are old, ” Bays sho, “ And getting and gairrg are done with, dear. What then, do you think, will the: one thing 1 You will ‘ Oh,. aud need, to ddutent you j oh air I ha vo to atay, U oontciut mo, ” x Hay. m't buy/ ’ t>ava Grandmother „ . *ro ‘ B nothing worth All your oaro, when tho yoara aro pa^t, But Jovo ih iiottvon, and love on eaith, .. Why not begin.where you ’ il; end at laut ? vvR.PK4r,io lay up Irufemro to-day, Troaam o that nothing can take away, Blow the Lord IV imye Grandiaother Gray. A BLIGHT IN SUMMER. I wau not tho rognlar dootbr, for the pWiotieo lit Buruloy belonged fred. O truot, uu ohi, hospital friend of mine, who luid titknir to a Himplo country pruo t oo, whilu I Jiad been' roaming\ about the world ns a surgeon in immigrant ships, and during tho Franoo-German war. We had met after seven years, when I wanted'a month ’ s qniet in the country, and he had asked mo to attend to his practice, while he came up to town to pass a degree, for. he was a hard studying, ambitious fellow. A man at the door desired me to come over aud seo bis muster, who was dying of gout. This was the announcement by the soryant. Saving that I had been consulted about a “ terrible, wherritiu ’ paiu ” in the back of an old Indy of soventy-flvo, this was my first call. “ Th re ’ s Miss Kato a-watohino for us. ” . I could soo the flutter of a white dress by tho gate as wo drove on, but my at- tontWn was too muoh taken up by the protliness of tho place, aud Iwus gaping idly about, thiukiug nothing of “ Miss Kate y and' her oares, when tho gig Stopped, and I jumped down, “ tlere : ho is, unolo dear, ” sho oriod. \ Time lie was hero, ” exclaimed some one, with a savage roar, Afto? giving various little orders I placed tho tender leg in an easy poai- ...tion, tho patient breaking out into furious exoliimtifious Tho while. Then, by, means of some hoops from' a am,ill wooden tub, ! lundo a small gypsy tent over the limb so that the eoyarings did not touch the exquisitely tender skin, and at the end of half uu hour ha? the plcftnmo of heaving a sigh of satisfac ­ tion, of . seeing n smile steal ever the' face, which was uowsmoothand bedewed with n gentle perspiration, and directly after, in a drowsy' vpioe, my patient said : \Kitty my darling, he ’ s a trump. Take him into tho next room and apolo ­ gize to him, and tell him I ’ m not always such a beast. ” Ho was half asleep already, while ! — even in That short hour — I had fallen into a dream, a dream of love ; I who had never loved before, nor thought of it, but as sickly hoy and girl stuff, un ­ worthy of busy men. loannot toll yon how that day passed, oiiity that Kate Austoy had implored me not to leave her unolo yet ; and H I was her slave, aud would We done her bidding even to the death. He was soon bettor, but my visits to the farm were more [frequent than ever. I went one day as usual, but instead of Kate being at the window and running out to meet me, tho old gentleman stood at tho door, looking very angry, and he nt once caught hold of my coat and dragged me into the kjtehen. “ is anything, wrong?” X said, trem ­ bling. . “ Yes, lotSj\ said the oldmau. “ What do you come hero for ? ” “ For moroy ’ s sake, don ’ t keep it hack I ” 1 said, for tho room seemed to swim round me. \Is Kate ill?\ “ Yes — I think she is, ” ho said, gruffly. “ .But, look here, young man, what does this mean? ” “ Menu I ” I said. \Oh Mr. Brand, if she is >11 let me sec her at once ! ” “ She don't look very bad,\ ho said, peering thybugh the, ovapk of tho door into tho parjor, where I could see her white dress ; “ but I say, young man; you d better not coino any more. She ’ s growing dull, and X can ’ t have my dar ­ ling made a fool of. ” “ Made a fool of 1 ” I stammered. “ Yes, ” ho said, gruffly ; “ what do you Come here for? ’ ’ , . 1 was silent for a minute, with a won­ drous feeling stealing over mo, as at lust my lips said — did prompt them — \ because I love her. with all my heart. ” '> , '\And you have told her so? ” \ Sotawor.l, ” I said, slowly. . My hand was being 1 crushed as in a vise the next minute. \I'm not a gentleman, doctor, but know ono when I meet one. There, you may go and talk to her, if it ’ sos ’ yqn say; Tor if it ’ s true you wouldn ’ t make her unhappy ; but, my lad, the man who trified with that girl ’ s, heijit would be the greatest scqundraiifiat ever stepped on God ’ s earth. ” The whole of this part of my life is so dreamy that it is all like some golden vision. But I was at her chair, 1 know, and that glorious evening I was content towatoh the soft, dreamy face beside me as she sat there with hands folded in her iap, watching tho sunset. At last we rose and walked together through the wood to stop at last beneiith an overshadowing tree, and there in low, broken words I told her I loved her, and in her sweet. giriish*S[mpliojty she laid hor hands upon my 'shoulders, looked up in my face, and promised to bo my little wife. ’ I went borne that night riding in a wonderful triumphal chariot instead of “ gifji aad, to my great surprise, on reaching the house there was Fred. Garnet, “ Back already ? ” ■! sfnmmorod. \Already? Why, the month ’ s np, he said, laughing. “ You must have had good sport with your fishing, Mas ter Max. ” ' -v ' - - -- ■ It came upon me like thunder, this return, aud I lay that night awake — happy, but miserable, for this meant the end of my visit, and what was to come in the future ? I had not thought of f iat. I put it off for tile time, and having Obtained willing permission from Gur ­ net, I went his rounds the next morn ­ ing, and of course found my way to the arm. ' • I fancy the servant looked at me in rather a peculiar, constrained way as die said that her master had gone to the ilV-h e.d hum. ' . : : “ And Miss Kato ? ” I said. “ She ’ s down in the wood, sir, ” said tho girl. ' v ; ; I waited to hear no more, but ran along the garden, leaped the gate, and crossing two fields, wont, through the wilderness, and over the stile into the wood. . ; ... “ My darling I ” I kept repeating, as I hurried on, expecting to meet her at every turn, and then I stopped short, with a horrible pang seeming to catch, my Tiourt; oX was , dizzy, faint, raging with anger, and mad iu turn; but that all passed off to leave a bitter, crushing sense of misery, as I hold on by a young sapling and peered at the scene before me. ' .. i v- There stood, with her back to mo, Kate —false, false Kate — with tho arm of a tall, handsome, military looking man encircling her >nist, her; head rest ­ ing on his shoulder* and even as I gazed, Ho bout his head down and sho raised her arms — her face — her lips to meet his kisses, as ho folded her tightly to his breast, y - . I saw no more, but stole blindly away, wont to the stable, saddled aiid bridled t/he|horse in a dreamy fashion, mounted and rqdo back to Burnley, threw the bridle to the man, walke<},»ptraiglit to the station without seeing Fred. Gar ­ net,' and went off to London. 1 y Six m mtbs glided by, an ! then I was once more called upon to take charge of the practice of a friend in the subnrb&j It was one dark night ju winter that I was just going.to bed, half .wishing, that X had had a call — for I knew that I should only lie and toss about sleep ­ less — when the surgery bell rung sharp ­ ly, and the summons that,X had wished for came. It was a policeman with a hansom oab, and his oilskin's shone wet and viv ­ idly iu the red light of the lamp over the door. . \Axiden ’ ease; sir, ” ha said. “ Dr. Barker in the next street's got in, and, sir, and ho wants help. ” I learned from him that a gentleman had been knooked down by the very same cab we were in, and trampled upon by tho horses before the wheel went over and broke hie leg. T ■ ” ' “ ’ Wo were there in a few minutes, and I was shown into the baok parlor of a comfortably furnished house, where the eiifforer had been laid upon-a mattress. A brief conversation with my col ­ league eusnod, end he told me whatlhe feared and how he-was situated; another important call demanding his presence. Tho result was that I agreed that wp would examine the patient, and then X would stay till Dr. Baker ’ s return. ' A faint groan from tho mattress sa ­ luted us as we turned to our patient; aud as I held the lamp over his face, and tho light fell upon \the fair hair and long drooping , ipustaohe, 1 nearly, dropped Tho scene in the wood flashed before me once again as I stood there — Kate ’ s sweet face upturned asking for this man ’ s kisses, and alb so yivi'd that my brain reeled and a mist'ifloated . before my eyes. ■ ; \ ' . “ What do you think, Mr. liawler? ” said a voice at my olbow, and I started back into tho present. ‘ ‘ That he ’ Jl be past saving in an hour, ” I said, quietly. \ I fear so, ” said Dr. Barker, shrug ­ ging his shouldej-e, - _ TTnlpnci __ ‘ ‘ Nemesis I ” I thought. Mine enemy delivered into my hand. Kate'fs lover lying bniised and broken — orushed like a reed at my feet. And now I need not kill him to be revenged for all his cruelty to me, but stand by supine, and he would die. t For a few brief moments told me that I possessed greater knowledge than my colleagues, am^tliat if I withheld mine, nothing which Dr. Barker could do would save tho flame even nov In the socket of life ’ s lamp. Unless Here I unfolded my .plans, os I said bitterly to myself : \And heap coals of fire upon his head. rj Kate, take yonr lover, and God forgive you, ” — \Excellent ” exclaimed Dr. Barker, who was a frank, gentlemanly' fellow, without professional jealousies; and in an hour's time we had done all that was necessary, our patient was breathieg easily; Dr. Barker was shaking my hand. “ He ’ s saved, Mr. Lawler. You ’ ve saved his life. Now X ’ il be off and got back in an hour ’ s time. Yon ’ ve given me the greatest lesson in surgery I ever had in my life. ” And then I was alone, thinking bitter ­ ly of what I had done. “ Kato — Kate — darling I ” Those words feebly uttered brought me to myself, and I was tho cold, hard man once more us I rose, and taking the lamp, bent down over my patient, whose, oyea now opened and he stared at me. . “ Where ’ s Katd? ” he asked; \and where — what ” — Ho stopped short. “ Hush 1 ” I said, ” coldly; “ you have had an accident. ” Acoident? Oh, yes, I remember. I was going to oatob the night ti'ain for Burnley, when that confounded oab ” — “ Yon must not talk, ” I said, fighting hard to contain myself, “ You are seriously hurt. ” That last was not professional, but there was grim pleasure in giving him some pain, “ That ’ s bad, doctor,\ ho whispered, \for I was going down —to see my darling — she ’ s very ilk\ . _ “ III I\ I exclaimed, starting. “ Yes, ” he said, speaking with pain, and I could not stop,him now. “ Con ­ sumption, they say, broken heart think. Borne seoundrel ” — I ftlmost dropped the lamp as I caught his hand and gripped.it, and said in a hoarse, choking voice, for I was strug gling to seeltho full light “ What do you wish me toXjto ? ” “ Telegraph, at my expense, to my brother-in-law. Take it down, or you ’ ll forget. From Christopher Anstey fo John Brand, Greenmead Burnley. Sc Kate is not to fidget. You know best. “ Yea, yes, ” I stammered, my bands trembling as I took out a penoiland pre ­ tended to write, “ Miss Kate,” then ' faltered, “ is ” — “ My darling child I ” sobbed the poor fellow, “ and she ’ s dying I ” Ho wail too weak, too faint to heed me, and with a bitter groan I turned away stunned — mad almost at my fo ly. For I saw it all now, poor, weak, pitiful, jealous fool that I was. I had seen the girl that I worshiped, petted and car ­ essed by her .own father, and, without seeking or asking an explanation, I had rushed away, leaving her to think me a scoundrel — nay, worse. When I turned once more toilioTnat- tress my patient had fallen asleep, and I stood-there thinking. In a few minutes-1 had made my plans; then, watch in. hand, I impa ­ tiently waited for Dr. Barker ’ s return. He was baokTo his time, and in a few words I had made my arrangements. “ Doctor, ’ ’ I said, “ you said, you were in my debt for this night ’ s work, ” “ My dear sir, I ’ ll write you a cheek for twenty guineas, with pleasure, ” he replied. “ Pay mo in this way, ” I said; “ see that those patients whose names I. have written on this slip of paper are attend ­ ed to woli for the next two days, aud tell our fijCnd here that his message has been semi to. ” , Ho protaisod eagerly, and the next minute J; .was in the street, running to tile noaresteab stand. I was just in time to catch the early morning:train, and half mad, half joy ­ ous;'! sat impatiently there till thittrain dropped me at Buhiley, where the fly slowly jolted me over to the Four-Mile farm. > It was a bright, clear morning, and the snn glanced from the river upon the trees,abut I could think of only one thing as I kept urging the driver on, and he must have thought me mad as I leaped out and vnshed into the well known parlor, “ Kate! ” I cried, as half blind I ran toward a pale face lying baok in on easy chair by tho fire. . “ You seoundrel I ” was roared ot; the same moment, and the sturdy farmer had me pinned by the throat. “ Yes, all that, ” I said; “ only hear A Problem Solved. A correspondent writes to the Phila ­ delphia BuLlelin thus : A recent number of a scientific journal, speaking of a re ­ lative proportion of the sexes in the human race, declares that for every 11,0 men that come into the world TOO 72-100 women are born. I do not dispute these figures,--I only ask for light. It appears, aocordiijg to this, that there aro some'women who are .only 72-100 part of a woman. What the remaining 28-10Q are I cannot imagine. Now what I knpw is this': If a woman of this kind marries a 100 man, and'has a daughter, will the daughter be an Si-100 woman or a 96-100 woman ? And what will be the exact relationship between such a daugh ­ ter and a 76-100 aunt and her 87-100 daughters, especially if the 87-100 girls marry the brothers of the 96-100 girl and so become not only her 98-10Q'fflrst cousins, bnt her 96100 sisters-in-law, the aforesaid 70-100 aunt becoming also the 89-100 mother-ui-law of hor 88-100 nephews, will the — the — . Let me see ; where am I ? It is an awful subject to tackle. Oh, yes 1 I say if the 76-100 aunt ----- . But, no. The question can ’ t be solved in any such way as this. X give it up. The only way to get at it will be to do the sum in algebra, some ­ how, making the daughter®, the aunt.v, the first cousin a, and the mother-in-law b. Then, it seems tp me, if you multi ­ ply the aunt by the daughter andslivido the first oonsin by the mother-in-law, in some way or other, or extract the square root of the cousins and subtract tho result from the aunt, keeping the dangh- tor os a common denominator, and at the same time making a decimal fraction of tho motherdn-law, perhaps the result might ( bo satisfactory. But I am not certain. I am poor at mathematics. I wish The lightning calculator would get at this, or that Prof. Tyndall would sub ­ ject it to chemical analysis. The Quakers Diminishing. Tho London Catholic Register says : We are sorry to see that our old friends, the Quakers, aro sadly\(liminishiug in numbers.. It is said that there are only 20,000 in England, the fourth part of the number which flourished in thip country iu the days of George Fox, their founder. It seems that so soon as the gentlemen abandoned the wide sweep of their hats- and the ladies the gaunt se ­ verity of their bonnets the popularity of tho mot-gradually diminished; for there was little left of appeal to mere vanity. These good people, amiable and just, have deserved, a niohe in'the temple of heresies ; for beyond calling you “ Friend, ” and somewhat antiqnating the Queen ’ s English, there was really nothing that could be hazarded against them. They were ritualists in dress and in speech, but certainly not so in doc ­ trine ; and perhaps they were the only Scot in which the laymen and the lay- women wore n quasi-ecolesiastioal garb. It is an amusing and instructive little fact that the object of their founder was to originate a seot which was to be com ­ pletely without ceremonies and forms ; and yot that sect has stood out from all others iu the one peduliarity of dress. It is further ourious that their religious fanaticism took the form of extraordinary gentleness ; so'that the very expression of the, countenance of a Quaker was soothing as a still, shallow stream. They canonized calm. Many of thoif men had claims to intellect, snob, as Penn, Barclay and Naylor, and some of their women preached wall,both in this coun ­ try and Amorioa. However, the sect is dried up, and, with tho'tiata and the, bonnets and the. aprons, thoir peculiar- ities of orood have vanished. ' Do Hats Iteason ? Tho Boston Courier says : A lady liv ­ ing in this city relates that the house occupied by herself aud family became so infested with rats that, in the failure i „ of all means, they were obliged to resort “ ow ® ou ™ ue o . a ' ; / “is rate for several The First Oil Works. The first flowing well of oil ever struck was on the MeElhenny or Funk farm, and was known as the Funk well. Funk was a poor man when the well was sunk. Oil was struck in Jnna. 1861, and commenced flowing,...to : tho. as ­ tonishment of all the oil borers in the neighborhood, at the rate of 250 barrels a day. 8noh a prodigious supply of grease upset all calculations, but it was confidently predicted that the flow would soon cease. It was “ Oil creek humbug, ” and those who had no direct interest in the prosperty of the well looked day after day to see the stream stop. But like the old woman who sat down by the river side to let the water run out,That she might cross dryshod, they waited in vain. The oil continued flowing, with littlo variation, for fifteen months, \ahef then stopped ; but not be ­ fore Fnnk. had become a rich man. The well, however,..had long before ceased to be o wonder, being quite over- sliadowed by newer sensations. On the Tarr farm, the, Phillips well burst forth with a ' steady stream of 2,006 barrels daily. Not to be overdone by the terri ­ tory down the creek, the MeElhenny farm produced another marvel. The “ Empire ” well, close to the Funk, suddenly spouted four thousand barrels a day! The owners were bewildered. It was decidedly too much of a good thing. The true value of petroleum had not yet been disoovered, and the market for it was limited. Foreigners would have nothing to do with the greasy, combustible stuff. Onr own people were divided in opinion. Some thought it a dangerous thing, to be handled at arm ’ s-length, while others set it down as a humbug, of which the community should keep as shy as possi ­ ble. The supply was already iu advance of the demand, and the sudden addition of four thousand barrels a day demor ­ alized the market. The price fell to twenty cents a barrel, then to fifteen, then to ten. Coopers would sell barrels for cash only, and refused to take their pay iu oil, or in drafts on oil shipments. FinallySit became impossible to obtain barrels on any terms, for all the coopers in tho surrounding country could not make barrels as fastns the Empire oonld fill them. The owners were ili despair and tried to ohoke off their confounded well, but it would' not be choked off. Then they built a dam around it, and eovered the soil with grease but the oil refused to bo dammed, and rushed into the stream, making Oil Creek literally worthy its name. Finally, means were found for dohtrolliug the flow of the oil, huge tanks were built, and tho precious fluid stored up. until barrels could be obtained in sufficient quantities to hold the daily yield of this tremendons foun ­ tain of petroleum. The “ Empire ” flowed for nearly a year, and then dropped to a pumping well, yielding about one hundred barrels a.day. The Sherman well, which was the next great flowing well, was put down in the year.1862, It was sunk under great diffioultiaS. J, W. Sherman, who was the original owner,, commenced next above the MeElhenny, with limit ­ ed means, his wife furnishing most of the -money. Soon it became necessary to procure an engine, and there was no money to make the purchase; two men who: were in possession of the desired article were thereupon admitted to a share for the engine, JSbbn after, when The drill, had almost' penetrated ’ the “ third sandstone, ” the funds were ex ­ hausted. A sixteenth interest was offer ­ ed for *100, bnt no buyer could be found. Ultimately it was sold for *60 and an old shot gun. A horse became necessary during the work, and a share was bargained for the animal. At last, 'when all the means that could bo raised by borrowing or selling were about ex ­ hausted, oil was struck, and flowed nt tho rate of 1,600 barrels a day. The Items of Interest. Not a drop of latoxioating liquor is allowed in the Nevada nunes, where a serious disaster might easily result from drunkenness. ’ . An international congress, to consider the best-means of maintaining and ex- tending the observance of tho Sabbath, was held in Geneva. The fishing season in Iceland, was a failure this year, and the people are suffering from want. Eighteen hun ­ dred Icelanders immigrated recently to Canada. A man twenty-seven years old has jnst been sent to the Massachusetts State prison who has spent all but two years and three days of his ]ifo_ in re ­ formatory and charitable institutions. ’ The freshmen classes at various colleges stand as follows; Harvard, 246, Cornell, 180, Yale, 150, Amherst, 83, Williams, 08, Dartmouth, 60, Ober- lin, 52, Trinity, 85, Hamilton, 80, I'ufts, 26. A man was playing dice in a saloon in Knoxville, Cal., when the funeral pro ­ cession of his wife came by. He went to tho door, waved his hat, hurrahed, and returned to his game. That night he was almost killed by a mob. „ Tho grandmother of tho late Gen, Mo- Pherson, whgse monument was unveiled at Washington by the Society of the' 'Army of the Tennessee, was invited to be present at the eeremonies, but died Before the invitation reached its dest ina ­ tion. She was ninety-nine years of age. A. druggist at Bradford in England was discovered the other day by bis wife lying dead on bis bedroom floor. The body of his son, aged four years, was found underneath the corpse. It is believed that the man, seized by nn apoplectic fit, fell on his son, who was thus suffocated. * Mrs. Bornham, of Atlanta, visited the Centennial Exhibition, ami there met a man who said that he was Qol. Delong, of Boston;; and very wealthy. On tip second day of their acquaintance tht>y were married, and on the third day tho bride was looking for her husband and - *1,800 which had disappeared with him. An old man whp died in Maysville, Ky., had *1,200 worth of United States bonds in two mustard boxes, and buried them in a pile of scrap wood in his shanty. The wood was sold to a rag pinker for seventy-live cents, and while be was gathering it together a bystand ­ er pioked np the mustard boxes and found the bonds. The German government has been try ; ing for nearly a year to ascertain the exact number of people who inhabit the empire. The retorns shows that on tho first of December, 1875, the total popu ­ lation was 42,726,344, while in 1871 it was 41,028,095. This shows an increase in four years of 1,703,749, or about an average of one per cent, a year. - A variety show performer advertises. ^ for a partner, and says “ no Jonahs nebd apply. ” The phrase illustrates one of the peculiarities of the show busi ­ ness. A man who has been unlucky for a long time is regarded with distrust, no- one will engage him for fear ho will bring disaster, and he is called a Jonah, the idea being that be will sink any ship that takes him aboard. Showmen, gen ­ erally, ure as superstitions as gamblers. The humanitarians of London have , como to the oonolnsion that the Italian juvenile beggar nuisance is sustained solely by the well , meaning almsgiving ot the kind hearted. In a late report of tlie Italian ambassador, refereneo is made to an Italian boy who some years ago wont to England with a performing dog. Having gained a few pounds he began business as an importer of chil ­ dren, and in a few years amassed ^20,- 000. ... ' • His bands dropped as Kato uttered a low cry and fainted, V “ Quick I ” 1 said, \water and some brandy. ” With a low growl of rage my old pa ­ tient for gout Obeyed me, and in a few minutes her head rested on my arm. “ Have you come — to say good-bye ? ” she said, feebly; and there was such a look of reproach iu that poor worn face, that I only answered in a whisper: “ No, no— to ask you to give and bless me with your love; to ask you to forgive me for my cruel weakness, for I must have been mad, ” A deep groan nimte me turn my head to see. that tho farmer ’ s head was down upon his arms; Snd his broad shonlders were heaving, ' 5 “ I thought.you would never come again, ” said Kate, feebly; “ but I never .gave up hope. ” ’ .. . , to poison to exterminate them. Phosphorous paste was need, spread thicklyover moat, which was then placed where the ruts could readily get at it. Pursuing this ooufso for a long time, they were surprised to find that, while the meat regularly disappeared, the rats remained, their number apparently in ­ creasing instead of diminishing. One day a man in .charge of on adjoining atable-asked who was trying to poiaon fats, and, being told, replied : ‘ 1 The rats are too smart for you. \ He led the lady to tho alley alongside the house, where there was a hydrant, tho nozzle of which being broken off, loft the water constantly rnnniug. Under the hydrant they saw several pieces of meat, some partly co^red, and tho others entirely dontituto'of any traces of the phosphofons paste. After watching some time, the lady actually saw the rats not only eat the washed moat, but carry the coaled pieces carefully in then' months from her back door round into the alley, and deposit them under the running stream of the hydrant. Onr correspondent says the rats ffiSy not-have known the oharao- ter of the coating on their meat, but their course argues a knowledge of the properties of water, and a power of adapting means to ends, akin to reason. Below Bangor. ' * It is related that in a certain town in the northern part of Maine the people were holding a meeting, When the pas ­ tor remarked that if any present had relatives or friends in distant lauds, prayers would be offered in their behalf. No sooner was the sentence complete than a simple looking individual arose and thus addressed the pastor: “ I would like you to pray for my brother. He wont away, twoJjweeks ago,, and I haven ’ t heard from him sinbe. 1 don ’ t know just where he is, but you heed not pray below Bangor, ” mouths, when it declined to 700 bar roils. The well continued flowing for twenty-throe months, and,then, stopped, but yielded Thirty or forty barrels a day by pumping. For the first year, the proprietors made but little, owing to the low jirioo of oil, and tho difficulty of gottiugi it (jo market, but during Ihe s edndyear the market improved and on immense fortune was made. The Sapor Beet Industry, Fremy and Dohorair. have conducted a series of experiments to test the rea ­ sons of the decrease of riohness of sugar beets grown several years Tn succession oh the same soil. They find two chief causes of the deterioration — the bad selections of stock or variety, aud excess of nitrogenous manures. They con ­ clude that argillaceous, siliceous, and calcareous soils ditler but little in their effects upon the sugar in beets. A sterile sod, with no other manure than phosphate of lime and nitrate of potash, was'nble to ‘ produce normal roots weigh ­ ing 700-800 grams (11-2-1 8-4 pounds), and containing a large amount of sugar (sixteen per cent.). Excess of nitrogen- ons manures injured the formation, of sugar. • The outlook for the sugar beet indus ­ try in this country seems To bo quite promising. It has already attained great importance in California, is re-, ported as successful in Illinois, OHd is engaging earnest attention in Maine. The govornor of the latter State devoted considerable attention to the matter in his last message to the Legislature, and a company near Portland has already be ­ gan a thorough investigation of the probabilities of a successful sugar beet culture iu that State. A Saoramonto man, assailed with a rawhide by a woman in the Street, effeo- tnally bagged her by wrapping her head and arms in her skirts. The Lost Whalers. The New Bedford Mercury prints the following as the opinion of ono of the most experienced shipmasters of New Bedford regarding the possible fate of the abandoned ships and men : I have read the reports (aS far as published) very carefully, and can see no reason for alarm at all in regard to those men that stuck by their ships. Tho shipjfc,wcre abandoned only twenty miles from the land, and were drifting slowly with the pack ice to the sbutheast, nearing tho land every day. The heavy gales of September always blow from the north east to east northeast, and that is blow - ing on the land from four to six pointu of the ooinpass. There is no doubt i my mind that thb ships, or most o them, will succeed iu getting into Smith ’ s bay, which is only forty or fifty miles from where they were left. There the shores are lined with drift wood, and seal, white bears, deer, and abundance of sea fowl are to be found. There, I think; whales will be plenty np to about the first of Ootober. The natives are kind and hospitable, and will help the men all they can. There is abundance of provisions on board of the abandoned ships to last those men twelve months or more. > The oniy fear that I have for those men is that they will eat their usual food of bread, flour, salt provi ­ sions, etc., and bring on the scurvy. They will not suffer for food, clothing, or lights and fires. Wood and water are plenty. My opinion is that part of those ships will bo saved (if not this year, the bext), for they will be in that part of the Arctic that is least disturbed by gales and currents. No doubt some of the officers of the ships are among the fifty brave men that stopped in the Aro-; tic, hoping to bring theirflhipsvlo port. The Mercury says, however, that there aro men of experience who differ ma­ terially from these views.

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