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A PAPER FOR THE HOME CIRCLE
MILLIIEIM PA.. THURSDAY. AUGUST L. IHS7.
Yii ••loop i* a \ ilhtge of a hundred Inhab
itants, hidden away in the midst <>! the tor
es! land on the outskirts of burgundy and
the Emigres region, in France. Its low
hoii *, with rubble walls, ami appearing
crit*hcd umlcr the lieav \ covering of those
iI at shim* whiiii the mountain peasant* ,
> ill "lava," overhang iu picturesque disor
der u rav i lie in whose depths Hows a pur
ling stream on it* way to join the • birec. A
forest i.f niaguiiieeiit trees encircles tlii*
h.unlet, inter|M.sing elgltt or nine miles ol
solituile Is'tween it and the nearest town.
So wild i* the spot that the very wolves, it
i* said, feel themselves strangers there, ami
the at the sight of it —whence collie* the
inline of Yireloup (tnru wolf.) Ai the
summit of the incline where the buildings
lie seatlcnd among the verdure there ris s
ow Is'lfry cot• fed with a slate ixsit iu a |
somewhat dilapidated condition ; lieshlc
wtilrb, s>qarat>\l from the ehiireli by the
ts'inetery ami a nnslest garden, ami ln h*
•si by a cornel htslgc, the parsoutige shows
it* gray front, whereon clings a vine whose
grajs-s never ri)teii.
The parish is a p>sr one, little ineadw or
cuitivattsl land there, ami the inhabitants
gain a meager living by working in tin
vv IMHIS. The forest, where they exercise the
woodcutter'* trade, iu*arly proviU** them
with IIHHI and house shelter. It supplies
them wiih every thing, lir*vviHsl ami timber,
1 lecch-uut oil for lighting ami osiking,bask
et loads of uiuslirooins ami wild Iriiit* for
the daily supjs-r, hare*and partrilges (tak
en with a snare) for gala day*. Separated
from the rest of the woild by the isolating
inelusiire of'the wood*, the js-ople of V irc
loup are very primitive folk*, living almost
outside of civilization. Crosscountry road*
of a horrible kind alone hind them to tin
chief town of the department —the rural
postman visits the village three time* a
week bringing certain official paj.rs for the
or for the pastor, and very rarely a
letter. The news of the outer world reach
es Vereloup only at long intervals between,
ami so much la-hind time as to 1m- almost
legendary when it spreads through the vil
• • • # •
One Sunday morning, toward* the end ot
siiuimer, hsl II by Ihe charm* of herb-gath
ering in the midst of the w**i, I 10-t my
way among tin* tlii> k lorest tnvs: ami just
on the str>ik<' ofbui 1 came hungry on \ irc
hutp. The August sun heated to a dazzling
w hiteues* the single steep ami stony stitsU :
ami in the sparkling glitter of the strong
sunshine tin* hamlet appeartsl t>. la; ash* p.
All the dwelling* wa re eloswl, and in Irout
of the irregularly built hoiua-s some hen*
clucked discreetly, striking their busy
Is-ak* here and there into the mouldy dung
heaps lying around. I tried iu vain to dis
eover above any >hsr the tnulitioiial juui-
JMT itiish numuim-iiig an inn. Kveryw here
, liistvl dtsir* and wlmlovvs hermetically cov
! ereit by little curtain* of a rv*i sjiiar> pat
Not far from the church, from whems*
there came a hum of voi< - es singing iu uni
j son, 1 at length jicreeived, in the sluwle of a
barn jsm li, an agtsl w oman seated huddlwl
iu a chair turning a roiwry ls-twas'ii her lin
gers. Approaching her, I became aware
that her lower limbs were paralyzed ; and 1
coiiclttdixl that slu- lunl causeil herself t>> IK?
I irriisl there, near the half-opeiusl windows
of the choir, that she might hear from
ihence the chanting of the officiating clergy
and take part in high mass. A|>ologizing
for troubling her, 1 requcst-d her to direct
uic to an inu.
"There is no inn at Yireloup," lie re
plitsl, laying her rosary in her lap. "W hat
would lie the use of any ? N> travelers
pass this way."
"Hut when by elianee there is one w here
can he procure anything to eat ?**
"Oh, well, at the pastor's house."
"At the pastor'* house ?"
"Yes ; that is where the foresters ami the
high-road surveyor* alight when they pass
through this region, t htly you will have to
wait till mass is over."
• * * * *
Having nothing lietter to do than to at
tend high mass, I entered the church.
As *>ion as I puslnsl ojveti the door I uu
derstood why the village had apiK*arel so
desertcsl. The narrow nave, with its low,
green-painted pillars, was crammed with
the faithful. The whole imputation was
packed together there. The women, in vio
let-eolorsl luadslress, *lgsl with black
tulle, occupied the seats ; the men, in
blouses, stiMKl ill tlieaish-s : the village no
tables, in brave attire, displayed themselves
iu the church officers' jtevv ; the children
sat in a line on the steps of the choir, tin*
girls on the left and the boys on tlie right.
A sitiilsxim, stealing in through the broken
windows of a recess ill the choir, fell obli
quely across the nave, bringing into promi
nence the features tunned by the frs- open
air, ami the horny hands hardened by the
handling of the axe. Continual contact
with the trees of the forest gave all this
population something ol the knotty ami rigid
physiognomy" of the beeehes ami the oaks,ill
whose midst tlie.v dwelt familiarly. The
women, with half <i>entsl lips ami joined
hand*, had the attitudes of wooden saints :
the men, motionless, with arms hanging
down, sleepy-eyed, retained something of
the somewhat impassibility of a forest of
The prefa"e had just Wen rehearsed. Tlie
celebrant, in a surplice, was chanting, ac
enmpanied by an aged precentor —"Sanctus,
sanctus, sunctus, lteiiedietus qui veuit iu
nomine Domini." (Holy, holy, lmly, ;
blessed Is; lie who cometli in the name of
the Lord.) The priest escorted by the two
ehorister-boys with fair entangled looks, r*"-
eitisl tlie canon of the mass. I T JK>II his
turning rotixd after lilting the chalice lor
its adoration by the faithful, I rapidly ex
amined the features of liiin of whom 1 was
about to ask the hospitality of a breakfast.
Alsmt ti ft y* years of age, lean and knotty
like his parishioner*, with clear and artless
eyes, prominent nose and a large mouth ex
pressive of an amiable temperament, his
was the face of a g<Ksl and simple-hearted
man. After tlie bell had sounded three
times for the Agnus Dei, he recited the Ha
ter iu a clear well-toned voice ; then, hav
ing received the sacrament, he proceeded to
the ablutions. AVhcn lie had wiped the
chalice and shut it up in tlie tabernacle, 1
' observed an unusual movement through
1 the whole congregation. Some blew their
noses, others coughed, each one settled him
self and leaned forward as if Ix'tter to hear.
Eyes that looked sleepy before were lit up
now, and turned impatiently towards tlie
> niche wliitlier the chorister boy went to ro-
*l..rc the holy vittsela l th' lr r. sting |l we.
For a iiioiiicnt I -.1 the jnstor vv.i • a
liout to preaeh ; but I was stum undeceived
li\ the reajiJH'.tr.tlti eOl the IM' ilyte
carry lug litis time ' a tray—can you
g tess ? a c| Attliesmia iuslaiit
over itll their mteiiaiwe* there came a
satiny sm. ..I s illsfaelitin, while the
priest took the inslriimenl in hi* hand. He
drew hi lin ier* slowly over it, and then to
m\ e\eetsling gre it nsttmisltmenl, |d win •;
it lo hi* lip* he Itegait lo play.
• # # ♦ *
It was an impruvist <1 jterfnrmance, hall
Hat red, half profane ; now huvlnj; for a sul
p.ft Millie sollg of I lie fhlireh.tw file " Adesls
tideles," or " lilii el tilia—then some old
time melody, "t Tuneful l'ijte," or "When
Still a Chihl," .Ve. Ueally the pastor did
not play at all liadly : and hi* parishioners,
far from Iwdng untaxed, as I w as, at thi*
strange interlude, seeme*t to eon shier the
thing as quite n matter of com *e, ami to re
joiee thereat exceedingly. The women ap
peared to Is- enraptured, the men nodded in
time, the children ojieiwd their eye* wide
with joy. The sharp nasal tones of tlw
1 trionet aseeitded merrily in the ptor little
iiureh, tilling it with temler and simple
inelody. The old and saintly images at
t wlt*l to the walls s*'in<*l to ls>k youthful
agitin at the sound ; the paper Hewers a
dorning the altar rustled gently, a.* if ea
ressed by the vibrations of the notes, stud
the putt-cheeked cherubs carved on the key
stone of the vaulted roof sitilhxl from ear to
This having last.sl a full quarter of an
hour, the pastor then wipt* 1 the month
piece of his clarionet, and placing it again
on the tray which the chorister lsty piously
restored to its place, he turned round to the
high altar to recite the final orison* and to
read the last gosjsd. The parishioners were
already rising to leave their places, and the
children lisjs'rs<sl rapijlv through the nave
making click-clack on the Hour with their
When the crowd hal passed out I went to
seek the p;L*tor. 1 Ibuiul him in the sacri,--
ty in the act of removing his sacerdotal
vestments ; and 1 timidly explained to him
the necessity iu which I found myself, in
llu-abseiisc of any inn in the village, to
have recourse to his hospitality. He listen
ed to me, all the while folding up his ehusu
hlc ami replacing it in a drawer ; then said
with a smile :
"Why, of course ! It is quite natural. 1
consider it a pastoral duty to offer my tahh
to those rare strangers wlioui chains* brings
into my parish—.lean Louis 1" lie contin
ued, addressing a chorister lsty, "go and
tell I'hilouieiie to set the table for two, and
to give a double allowance of eggs to Iter
omelette. You will have jsstr fare, sir, for
our resources are very limited. Hut you
know what is vvTit ten iu the Hook of l'rov
erhs, 'Hetter is a dinner of herbs where love
is than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.' "
Something more than herbs graced the
pastor's table at breakfast, and is was none
the loss generous a repast for Wing so hear
tily offered. The omelette of sorrel was ;u*
COlllpauied by ;i trout 1H.11>. 1 tit wine SAIN*'
ami a savory ham—the whole Dung season
ed with a mild wine of the Montsaug*iO
nais, which in the riblstl glass atuutuu*! a
pleasant tint of gooselterry green. My host
was merrily inelin*l, ami evidently knew
how to set folks at their ease. So, when the
dessert came on, which consisted of fresh
hazelnuts anil inaileleine jwtrsjust gather
ed front the garden, I made UJI my mind i
question the gotwl priest ouiceruing that re
markable clarionet interlude which puzzled
me so much.
"Monsieur le cure," 1 liegan, you will
perhaps think me inquisitive, but I attend
ed liigb mass and I confess I was a little
"I knowwhat you are going to say," he
interrupted good huinnredly, "my clarionet
solo scamlalizod you. Yon arc not the first:
and as 1 do not wish to scandalize any one,
I owe yon sn explanation, ami you shall
"When lnottHcigneur confided to nie the
direction of this parish (and that will lo
tiftecii years ago come the Feast of Saint
tleorge) I found Yireloup in the most de
plorable condition, isitli moral and material
—a population of savages, sir, and what is
worse, a population of heathens ! The men
ami women spent every day in the woods,
including Sunday : and as soon as the chil
dren got to lie twelve years old they left
school and catechism to roain iti the. forest.
The whole set of them resembled a herd of
deer much more than a community of
Christians. You saw our church. It is not
rich ; but at that time it was a very barn,
where the dandelions grew among the pave
ment. Ami 1 give yon my word, sir,that it
was not the frequent coming together of my
parishioners that hindered grass from grow
ing there. On Sundays I celebrated holy
mass in presence ol ten ag<*l woincu ami as
many children. As for the men,they never
showed themselves in church at all. In
vain each Sunday did I expend all my elo
quence. My sermons wotthl sooner have
touched the stone pillars than the hearts
of those infidels.
"1 was deeply distressed over this stale of
affairs. One spring evening, after mourn
fully retieeting over this hardness of heart,
which was a real mortification to me, i ad
dressed a fervent prayer to the all-kituUiod,
beseeching lliut to come to my aid, for my
part, my labor was being ,sp;-nt in vain.
The prayer having refreshed my heart, the
thought came suddenly into lay head that 1
would divert myself from this gloomy
frame of mind by a little music. In my
voutli I was possessed ot some skill with
the clarionet, and I had brought my instru
ment along with me when 1 came to Yire
loup. I went to seek it at the lxittoni of a
cupboard and set about playing through my
whole list of airs. The evening living sul
try, 1 had opened my library window, aud
as I glan "■ into the street while pausing
between two pieces I beheld a considerable
assemblage there. The whole parish had
congregated in front of my door. These
folk liad never heard any other music than
that of the larks or the village herdsman's
horn. Thus they gave very evident signs of
an enthusiastic admiration ; and when 1
ceased playing there was a general murmur
of disappointment in the street.
"This was for me a glimpse of light, and
as it were a providential teaching. Since
these pagans were affected by music, that
was the means through which they could
he brought to mass. But how to set about
it ? Our church had not even a harmo
nium, and I was too poor to purchase one.
Then I thought that in default of an organ
my clarionet might do perhaps. And why
not ? The important point was to gain
Terms, SI.OO per Year, in Advance.
I t liir.l.*u •! souls !• <i >l. I hesitated no
loiigii* . mid on flit* following Hniiday.licforc
Hunting tlx* K.Vfil r*gnM my ten aged
women will) a solo mi liio clarionet. Tin
in t\ - nl't hi* unusual ceremonial spread r.ip
! Ml). a* you may w*ll lliink ; ami tl.e Sun*
; il;i> lifter, :ih noon ns mass lmgnn, my
' fliiirHi was full. Men, women iin.l rl.il
; ilrt-tt —tlie wltole |.uisji, in Hniulay at lire,
! lltle.l I lie nave, when I eoinnieiieeil to |>l iy
the air from 'Joseph.'
"How you most have triumphed, Mon
sieur l<* <'are !"
"Wait! The triiiiuph won short. Kcarit*-
I) was my solo ttui*!ie.!,ihuu all lliesc good
for-nothings m.*ain|s*r<sl nway like a tloek ol
sparrows, ami I found myself alone with
my ten jjoo I women, neither more no less.
It was a dls.xMiifiture an 1 a lesson. Hat
what ? In every undertaking there are the
preliminary groping*. 'Any wuy, you'll
have to emue, my froliesonie friends,' I
thought to myself. Then, in stead of play
ing ni\ pieee at the beginning of mass, 1
hid to eomc a little liefore the dismissal —
the lie, uiissi est —and my wild auiiuals
were obliged to attend through the Holy
S leriti.-e it they wish • to hear 'the music.'
They 1i:m1 to wait through the '(Jloria* ami
the sermon, and the rest. And now tlu-y
got in tin* way of it, and not one of my par
ishioners misses mass !
"Well, sir, would you believe it added
I In* worthy pastor, "il.is atl.iir for a time
was made a eause of uuplrtas.iiitue.ss in u
certain high quarter. Sunn* of my fellow
clergy, whether jealous or l<*> rigid, found
this mingling of the sacred and profane
s*mi.*w hat shocking to tlieir sense of propri
ety,and the matter was brought to the bish
op's notice. Happily inonsciguetir is a
man of sense and humor. 'Gentlemen, re
plied he to my traduecrs ; 'Since King
David danced liefore the ark it may well lie
]M*rmitted to Monsieur le Cure, of Vireloup,
to play ou the clarionet before the tabernac
le ; and we ought to say to him, as the
prophet Nathan said to King David : 'tlo
do all that is in thine heart, for the Lord is
with thee !"
Do you not know many homes
where the supply of cooking utensils
is so unnecessarily limited tbat a good
deal of lime is daily wasted and much
extra lalior expended in preparing the
meals by having to wash one sauce
pan in wbicb to cook a second dish
tbat could as well haye been cooked
with the same fire, and watched at
the same time as the first ? Or a
towel must do duty as a strainer or
calender, no account being made of
the time required to wash the towel,
nor of its becoming worn and stained?
Or a silver spoon is used to stir or
lift food for the lack of iron or wooden
ones ? Why not afford 6uch kettles
and paus as arc really needed for ad
vantageous cooking, and "save" in
some other department ?
Have you over seen some busy
housewife banging out clothes on a
cold, windy day, Liking off a clothes
peg each time a garment is added to
the line, trying to make the peg hold
two and sometimes three articles ?
Since good clothes-pegs can be had
so cheaply, it seems rather far-fetched
saving to stand on the icy ground
double the time really required to
shake out and bang the clothes, and
run the risk of taking cold while so
Could any arithmetician compute
the number of half-hours spent in
rearing a family of a half a dozen chil
dren, in untying "hard knots" in shoe
strings that are too short or are so
worn as to require tying in more than
one place, and must again be untied
before the little shoe can be taken off?
Shoe-strings cost so little. Could the
hours which some mothers spend,
during one year alone, in manuging
wornout shoe-lacing in order to save a
• few pence, not better be utilized in
' doing some sewing, or other work by
which enough could be earned to stock
the family with shoe strings for life ?
Going to Change His Brand.
"Can 1 do anything for you ?" politely
inquired the young man in charge of a cigar
store as a stranger entered.
"Why, yes, I guess so," was the rather
"You make a brand of cigars called the
'Lurids* don't you ?
"Yes, sir, we do."
"And you keep advertising that you are
lioutid to preserve the excellence Jof the
"Well, I've been smoking the Lurids for
a couple of yean past, audit's only latety
I've noticed a change in the taste, I thought
I'd drop in and see about it."
"Why, sir, we are using even lietter to
"And the same tillers ?"
"Better tillers, sir."
' "Well, that's probably the matter. Up
to a fortnight ago they hail a beautiful
taste of tarred rope and my wife used to in
' halo the smoke for catarrh. Since that
time they seemed t>o have a sort of sheep
I twine taste, and the smell is like an old
towel on tire. I was going to say that
j "Our eigars are made entirely of choice
"No rone inside ?"
1 <.VT • ..
"Oh, well, then 1 guess I'll change my
I brand. Tarred rope lays over sheep twine
any day in the week with ine, and there's
' my wife's catarrh and the baby's whooping
cough to lie consulted. Sorry to have
1 troubled you, but all of us have our tastes,
" you know."
| TIIERE is an onyx quarry at New
- Suisin, Cal., and 100 tons of it were
• shipped to New York lately to be made
1 into mantels, bureau tops, etc., while
u some of it will be worked into jewelry.
II HUtrHMibri-H (Hdcl the lliHSUllUmc.tl.il Ol
ii**-qairrn I In- i>ui>li>h is may rnntiina .to
semi litem until all arrearages are pukl.
II sMi'-s rlih'r* refuse <u* neglect to tale ilteir
miw*qu|cn front tin- nftlce to inch I In-v art sent
tltcy artt belt) r<"qxutHitf> nnitl tln-.v liav< < tued
l lie bill* at.il iinlttrd Ihent lii-eonilt.iit'O.
If (ttlMcrlhtrt* itmvt- toother plans without in
fonultiu the nnl'lisher, and the newsinq* is am
wjiil to I ticfonoioqilan^h^
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One Inch make* a sminr®. Administrators
and Executors' Notice* Transit-lit adver
ilaemeiits ami local* incents tier line for first
niter lion and ft rent* per line for each addition
Origin and Advantage* of Arbor Day.
''Arbor Day" originated in Lincoln,
Nebraska, in the year 1872. TLo
State Board of Agriculture lining in
session, early in January, the Hon. J.
Sterling Morton, on the 4th day of
the month, Introduced a resolution,
and urced its adoption, whereby a day
should bo set npert each year for the
planting. The resolution was adopted,
and "Arbor Day''came into existence.
It is now a legal holiday, and upon its
annual return, the 22d of April, the
banks, public offices, and business
houses close their doors. The schools
suspend their usual routine, and the
people all celebrate the day by plant
Arbor Day has given an impetus to
tree planting, such as could not have
been secured in any other way, and
under its influence uiany a former bar
ren spot is to-day a shady grove. In
the capita] city of the State, where I
write may lie seen one of the most re
markable examples of its influence.
Twenty years ago there was here an
absolutely treeless plain ; not a leat
was interposed between the summer's
sun and the heated ground. To-day
there are, by actual calculation, very
nearly one million trees within the city
limits, and as one now looks ever the
city, from some tall building, ho sees
little else than 1 great green forest.
The dwellings are mostly bidden by
the dense foliage, and only here and
there a tower, a roof, or a chimney as
sures the observer that be is overlook
ing a city and uot a veritable forest.
The lesson which this sylvan city of
the plains emphasizes, is that the
prairies can be changed into forests.
No one who has ever seen this great
urban forest now asks whether trees
will grow ujjon the plains. As an ob
ject lesson for the whole country, the
capital city forest of Nebraska is
worthv of careful consideration. What
tree-planting has done here, and in
hundreds _of the smaller Nebraska
towns, it may do for the towns and
cities of other parts of the country —
Pbof. Cbas. Bkssey, in American
Agriculturist for August.
Fighting Poultry Vermin in Summer.
Frequently the most difficult work
of the poultry man is that of ridding
the premises of vermin. Most persons
do not become aware of the presence
of vermin until the little .*ed mites are
seen in myriads. These can easily be
destroyed by using proper methods.
The great scourge of poultry is not
the mites, but the large body-louse
that bides at the base of feathers, on
the head and neck. As they are only
on the fowls, an examination of the
quarters does not reveal them, when
the hens seem to droop without appar
ent cause, the chances are that a close
examination on their heads and necks
will reveal swarms of these lice.
Little chicks, especially those that
feather very rapidly, such as Dorkings,
Games, and Leghorns, will soon suc
cumb to the large lice, and often the
cause will be ascribed to something
To prevent V'ce on fowls, the best
thing is the dust-bath, which mast
consist of fine dry clay or coal ashes.
If the quarters are kept clean, the hens
will prevent the attacks by dasting,
but when once the lice put in an ap.
pearance, the poultryman is compelled
to take active measures, as the lice
must be fought until not a single one
remains. Kerosene mast not be used
on the bodies of the hens, as it will
sometimes kill tkem. For the large
lice, first grease the heads, necks, and
vents with a mixture made by adding
a teaspoonful cr crude petroleum to
every gill of lard. Use it warm, so
it will spread well. Then dust the
hens well with California or Persian
Insect Powder. Repeat this every
third day and dust every portion of
the body, but do not grease the body
—only the head, neck and vent.—A~
merican Agriculturist for August.
'I see, James,' remarked a New Jer
sey grocer, as he was looking over his
books the other day,'that you constant
ly leave the h out of the word 'sugar.''
'Cei inly, sir; that's according to
'Webster I Webster! Young man,
I've been in this business for twenty
eight years and I don't propose at this
late day to let no Webster come around
and dictate to me. Put in the h sir,
and don't you let a single s out of the
word 'sionamon' if you wish to keep
your place here!'
Jones—is that your umbrella? Smith
(cautiously)— Why? have you lost oue ?
Wife—You haven't been inside of a
church since we were married. Husband
(sorrowfully)—No; a burnt child dreads
Mother—Help ! help ! Our little Isaac
has swallowed a half dollar f Father-
Lord, what a fuss ! You make as much
noise about it as if he had swallowed a S2O