The Centre reporter. (Centre Hall, Pa.) 1871-1940, February 14, 1878, Image 1

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Ti **d to fail If htrd hav# built iU n##t
twig* too alsndsr to sustain th# weight.
Twill mourn on *e#tng it* unhappy *t*Us
Whon *om strong wind ha* torn it front it.
Tii# rose, who** early bnd* an ugly pest
Ha* blighted, da. m the summer all t.o late
T > strive agaiu The moth, whom ehaugo.
by fate
lb-veals hut ornmpltvl wing* ami ragged crest.
Ha* natight to hope. The bird may build
Made wiser by mistake. The roses bkxwn
But sweeter for the earlv loss. Alas !
moth can live but nnoe, Oh. not i#
I' failure in a l.fe ' lint what the doom
Of lire* thai fail? Will any answer pass?
The Seng Sparrow,
Bird of the door side. warbling clear
In theaproti ing or fading year,
Wall a'f •tlwii nani.d from thy own sweet lay
Piptst from paling or naked [>ray.
As Iho smile of the sun breaks th ough
(dull gray clouds thai curt si u the blue.
Keen when February. hl> k.
Sut. a with li s fiiw! th< traveler'*cheek.
While the air has no touch of,
Bird of promise, w. bear tins' aiug,
Long ere the first rsthe W.weo.-u vrak.s,
1 ~*ng ere the earliest leaf-bud break*.
April pauses ami May steals by;
.tune leads in the *ultry July;
Sweet are the wood not.*, loud and w< .■,
Heard from the robin s and hang-bird * seat.
riien, tiie gieoti mouth* glide away,
s.igwl with them is gayly ,• they.
A'tgust csmirs. aisi the melon and maize
lVaak and ws-ll in his Are* blaae ;
Swallow* gther. and southward hound
W heel like a wh'rlblast round ami round ;
Thrush and robta ihnr sou#* f. rget.
Thou art cheerfully warbling yet.
Later still, w hen the sumach spray
Redden* to criuvson day by day,
V ben in the orchard, ore by oue,
Apple# drop in lis* ripen-ng *un,
Taey who pile them bei #rh the trees
Hear thy lay m the autumn breeze.
("Vanes November. *u!!rn and grim,
S .angling with frost tfcs rivulet* brim.
Harsh, hoar-e suet* from the woodlands tear
Each brown leaf that u ciinging ther# .
Still art thou singing anu.l the blast,
"Soon is the tirca:itseason pa#t.'
0 dy when t'hrisimas snow storms make
S aooth whits levels of river and lake.
S-fling the light snows ail day long. *
Only ihen do we raw thy song.
Sore to hear it again, s hen soon
1 limbs the sun to a higher noon.
Lite when the sorrowing south wind brought
Tidings of tattle fiercely fought.
Tidings of ho#?* in war array,
Mark tug with grave# their lloody way.
Still wert thou waging near my door,
'• Soon is the stormitsl season o'er."
Ever thus sing cheerfully on.
It rd of Hope ! a* in age* gone.
King of spring-time and summer shades.
Autumn'* pomp when the summer fade#.
Storms that flee in the conquering sun,
l'cace by enduring valor won.
H utuim Ouiien Bryan: in "(frtal Saip of
G'ft: P&tis."
Solimin: A Ship of the Desert
The biggest desert in the world is in
Africa, and is called the Sahara. It is
slmoat a# large as the Atlantic ocean,
bat instead of water it is ail sands and
ricks. Like the ocean, it is visited with
s'orms; dreadful galea, when the wind
s v>ops up thousands of tons of sand aud
drives them forward, burying and crush
ing all they meet. And it has islands,
to—small green patches, where springs
babble throngh the ground, and ferns
sad scacias and palm-trees grow. When
a traveler sees one of these fertile spots
afar off, he feel# as a tempest-tossed
siilor does at sight of land. It is de
-1 ghtful to quit the hot, baking sun, sit
in the shallow under the trees, and rest
the eyes, long wearied with dazzling ,
s vnds, on the sweet green and the clear
spring. Oases, these islands are called.
Ixmg distances divide them. It is often
s race for life to get across from one to
the other. Sometime* people do not
get across! In 180 d. a carvau of 2.000
jeraonsdied miserably of heat and thirst
m the gri-at desert, and the sand covered
them up. Do yon wonder at my saying
that the desert eat men ?
Now. you will lie puzzled to guess
what sort of ship it is which swims this
dry ocan. It is the came!—an animal
riade by God to endure these dreadful
region#, in which no other beast of bnr
!>en can live and travel. I dare say
many of von have seen camels in mena
gerie*. They are ugly animals, but
very strong, swift and untiring. With
a liiad of 800 pounds on his back, a
•camel will travel for days at the rate of
eight miles an hour, which is ss fast as
an ordinary ship can sail. More wou
ilerfnl still* he will do this without shill
ing for food or water. Nature has pro
vided him with an extra stomach, in
which he keeps a stre of drink, and
with a hump on nis hack, made of jelly- ,
like fat, which, in time of need, is ab
sorWd into the system and appropriated
us food. Is it not strange to think of a
creature with ft cistern and a meat-safe
inside him? A horse would be useless
in the desert, where no oats or grass
could be had, but the brave, patient |
camel goes steadily on without com
plaint nutil the oasis is reached; then
lie champs bis thorn bushes, fills bitn
self from the spring, allow# the heavv
package to be fastened on his back
.-•gain, and is ready for further traveL
Now you know what sort of a ship it
is that lam going to tell you about. It
was a camel, named B itirnin. He was
of a rare and valuable breed, known as
"herie," or coursers, because they are
so much swifter than ordinary camels.
Holimin's master, Ahmed, was a poor
man. He never could have afforded to
buy a full-grown camel of this rare
breed ; and Solimin hail become his
through a piece of good fortune. When
a little foal, Solimin was found in a
lonelv place desert, standing over
the dead body of his mother, who hail
fallen and perished by the way. Led to
the brown tent which was Ahmed's
home, the orphan baby grew up as a
child of the family, lay among the little
ones at night, and was their pet and
plaything all the day. The boys taught
him to kneel, to rise, to carry burdens,
to turn this way and that at a signal.
The girls hung a necklace of blessed
shells, saved for him the beßt of the
food, sang him songs < which he was sup
posed to enjoy), and daily kissed and
stroked his gentle nose and eyes. As
lie grew big and strong, the pride of his
owners grew with him. Not another
family of the tribe possessed a herie.
Once" and again, Ahmed was offered a
Urge tirice for him, but he rejected it
with disdain.
•• ould 1 sell my son— the son of my
heart ?" he said. " Neither will I part
wi>h Solimin. By the prophet, I swear
Of all the dwellers in the brown tent
Solimin loved best Ahmed himself, and
his eldest son, Mustapha. With them
he was docile as a lamb; but if strangers
drew near, or persons he did not like, he
became restive and tierce, screamed, laid
back his ears, and kicked with his strong
hind legs. A kick from a camel is no
joke, I can tell you. All the desert
guides knew Solimin, and, for his sake,
Ahmet! was often hired to accompany
caravans. Nay, once, at Cairo, Solimin
was chosen to carrv the sacred person of
the Khedive on a day's excursion np the
Nile bank, which event served the tribe
as a boust for months afterward.
It was the vear after this journey to
Cairo that Aiimed met with a terrible
adventure. He and Mustapha, making
their way home after a long journey,
had lain down to sleep away the noontide
hours, according to the enstom of deeert
Kit KI.). KUHTZ. K.litor and Proprietor.
traveler*. Their camel* wore tethered
Iwvu.le them, all scented secure ami
jwaeefnl, \i hell, smldtu a-- Un lowering
o( a cloud, a party v>f Arabs, belonging
a wild tribe at enmity with all men,
{•ounced ttpon them. Ahmnl and hi*
son deftmded themselves manfully, but
what could two men, surprised in sleep,
do against a doacu? In th e minutes all
was over. The assailant# vanished in a
cloud of dust, and Ahuicd, who had Iw-en
struck down in the rash, recovered his
sense#, to tind ennuis, baggage, belt,
uionev, everything gone, and Mustapha
wounded and uiotiouless on the earth
beside him.
Ahuied thought him dead. They were
wloue iu the desert, a hundred miles
(tnm home, without food or water, ami
with a groan of despair he sat down l*-
aide his son's bodr, bowed his head, ami
waited until deatii should come to him
also. Au Arab believes 111 fate, and
gives up ouce for all whan misfortune
But Mustapha stirml, and Ahmed at
once sprang up. There was nothing he
could do for the poor !>oy, except to
chafe and rub his hands ; but this was
something, for presently Alustapha re
vivtxl enough to speak.
" Art' tliey gone ?" he asketl.
" Yes, tlie a.vurstxl oucs, they are
gone, witli ail our giwvls and with Soli
um! ! I'lie prophet's curse light apoti
them !" And passing from despair to
furv, Ahmed threw mukl upou his hea.l,
ami tlang himself on the eround in helji
less rage. Muatapha joimxl iu with
groans and lamentations.
When the father and sou grew calmer,
they iH'gan to dircu*" tlie rituation.
Ahmed kuew of a small unfrequented
.wais, sbont twenty miles away. It was
their only Vhanoe of safety, bnt could
thev rea'h it ?
"I think I ean walk," declaretl Mua
tapha, tying up L.s wronn led lec iu a
fold -torn from Ins turban. But he
limped aadly, ami* h'.a tightly pressed
hps sliowevl pain as he move.!. He was
faint with hunger beside. Neither of
the men had eaten since sunriae.
Suddenly Mnstapha uttered a joyful
cry, and lifte I something from theearih.
" TLe prophet l>o praised lie cried.
"My father, here is food. Tlie robbeis
hare dropped a bag of dates."
Sure enough, there it lay, a heavy beg
of dates, shaken off from some camel's
pack during the struggle. Heavy as it
was, and hard to varry, Ahmed would
fain have it larger. It was their safety
from starvation. A handful of its con
tents satisfied hunger, and gave them
strength to begin their walk. What a
walk it was ! I'oor Muatapha lay down
every half hour from pa:n aud weakness;
the amid was heavy, the dark utvs puzzled
them. When morning broke, they hail
not accomplished more than half the
distance. All through the hot day-tune
they lay panting on the ground, eating
uow and then a date, torment* 1 with
thirst and heat; aud when evening came,
they dragged themselves to their feet
again, and recommenced their painful
journey. Step by step, hour bv hour,
each harder and longer thin trie last,
moment by moment they grew more
feeble, less able to bear up, till it see aid
as though tliev could no longer struggle
on. At be-t,* the morning bri&e. Ahmed
raiseil his hlood-sh>t eyes, seized Mu
tapha's arm, and pointed. There, not a
hundred yard# away, was the o.isis, its
trees and bushes outlined against the
Poor Mustapha ws so spent that his
father had to drag hi n acr-w* the short
dividing space. It was a small oasis,
and not very fert-le; its well was shal
low and scanty, but uo ice-cooled sher
bet ever seemed more delirious than did
its brakish waters to the parched tongues
of the exhausted men.
All day and all night they lay under
the shallow of the cactuses and the aca
cia-trees, rousiug only to drink, and
falling asleep again immediately. Shade,
and sleep, aud water seemed the only
thing# in the world worth having just
The second day they slept less, but it
was nearly a week before they could lie
#aii to be wide-awake again. Such a
pair of scare-crow# as they looked!
Ahmed wa almost naked. The rob
bers had taken part of his clothes, and
the desert thorns the rest. Haggard,
wild, blackened by the sun, they gazed
at each other with horror; each thought,
" Do I look like ht?" and eacii tried to
hide fpun the other his own dismav.
They oould never tell afterward how
long they remaned at the oasis. It
seemed years, but I do n>n suppose if
could have been more than wi-eks. All
day long thev looked wistfully toward
the horizon, in ho;*-# of a caravan, but
the caravan never came. Hlowly the
dates dwindled in the bag; slowly the
prerioa# water diminished in the well;
a little longer and starvation would be
upon tiiem. They scarcely spoke to
eacii other those last days, but sat each
by himsaif in a sort of dull despair. At
night, wiien they fell asleep, they
dreamed of food, and woke in the morn
ing to feel themselves hungry. It was
terrible !
Then came a morning when they rose
to find the had desert outline, which
they knew *> well, vanished aiul gone,
and in its stead a smooth, shilling Ink--,
fringed with trees and dotted with
feathery, fairy islands. So near it
seemed, aud so reul, that it was as
though they heard the ripple of the
water and the rustling of the wind in the
tree-boughs. Mustapha -tared as though
his eyes would burst from his lie ail; then
gave a wilj cry and was rushing away,
but his father held him fast.
" Stay, my son ! Stay, Mustapha! it
is urt lake, —it is a device of Satan.
What yon behold is the mirage, spread
by devils for men's destruction."
"Let me go!" shrieked Mustapha,
writhing and struggling.
Buteven a# he strove, the R iff water
ontlines shift- d and from led ; the
lake rose in air, molted, am] sailed off
into curling mists ; the tree*, the whole
fair picture, dissolved, and the well-re- i
membered sands and block rocks took
its place. With a cry of horror. Must
apali slid through his father's arms to the
earth, hid his face, and cried dike a
Next morning, only one date was left
in the bag. Ahmed put it in bis son's
band with a monrnful look.
"Eat mv son." he said; "eat, and
theu we wiil die. Allah il Allah !"
A long silence followed; there seemed
nothing more to say. Suddenly,
from ainr off, came to their ears the
tinkle of a bell. *
Mustapha raised his head.
"Is it the mirage again, my father ?"
he asked. " For it seems to me that I
hear the bell from the neck of Bolimin,
our camel."
Eagerly they listened. Again the
bell tinkled, and, looking through the
bushes, they saw, floating toward them,
as it seemed, the form of a gigantic
camel. Boundless and still, it moved
rapidly along. Behind, but much fur
ther away, other form# could be seen,
still dim and indistinct, veiled by the
mist of driving sand.
Suddenly Mustapha gave a start.
"My father," he cried, in an excited
whisper, "it Solimin! Ido not mis
take ! What other camel ever resembled
Solimin? Do you not see his lofty
hump,—his arched neck? Doea not
the bell tinkle as with the voice of
Then, half raising himself, he gave,
with all the power of his voice, the well
known call.
Solimin—for it WH indeed he—paused
as the .sound canght his ears, and *
the wind. Again eanie 'he call; lie
wheeled, plunged, threw ln rider, dash
isl forward, oroke through the bushes,
and in a seeoud was ou his kdis s befoie
his old master.
" Up, up, tuv father ! tlirre s no tune
to loae !*' cried ustapha. grown stronger
in a moment, " Up, up ! for the rob
bers are close upou ua 1"
In fact, wil l eriew and (iHI.U of dust
showed that the foe had token the alarm
and were hurrying on. But already
Ahmed ami Mustapha were mounted,
ami S dunm, like a ship at full sail, *
speeding away with them. And where
was the camel could overtake him, eveu
when he was loaded double? Fast ami
swift hi* long, swinging trot b <re them
onward, and before two hours were gone,
all trace# of the pursuers had disappear
ed behind them, and they were free to
turn their cour-*# toward the brown
teuts where rest, ami food, and welcome
had waited an long for their coming,
ami where, after a little time, their
hardships and suffering# aecmed to thorn
only like lal droaui.
As for Soliuiin, lie hardly conld be
more tender!v treated or lieleve.l tliau
More tins adventure ; but if the fresh
est water, —the prickliest fume, —if
bowl# of sour milk,—-if a triple nook-
Ui.-e of shells,-—if brushing and groom
ing,—if soft pats from childish fingers,
ami sweet names murmured ui lit# ears
bv girlish voice# can make a camel
happy, then is BoUmiu the happiest of
heries. Solimin no longer, li >wever.
His name is changed to "The HI cased,"
in memory of the day when, like a state
ly ship, lie came orer the d<*ert sea,
and Istre hi* starring masters fo homo,
and life, and liberty.— &\uan (botidye
iii St. ,Yirhola*.
African Witchcraft and t'annlhalNm.
l'nul Du C'uaiUu. tiiti well known
African np'ow/, tell# the foßowhig
aland witchcraft ami cannibalism ui
Africa : The great eirr#e of that cvrnntry
•s it# superstitions, ami it 1# vefr hard
to get at the bottom facta about their
religious belief. They have two name#
which represent our idea* of < 10l and of
Satan. The latter ia the source of all
evil and witchcraft. When a ;>i>ou is
-tick lie is bee itched l>y ft •me one, alnl
like sorcerer or sorceresshaa to lie killed.
The doctors point them out, and tliev
have to swallow poison to prove their
innooence. This poison is the root of a
, tree called bumi >•, Ix-longiug to 'he
strychnine order. hot these tkaitors take
it and do not die. Here, if a man sees
the new moon over hi# right shoulder,
.>r his left, it is lucky or unlucky ; but
there it is unlucky if he see# tlm new
moon at all, and on the day of the new
maw nobody dare go >ut of his hut.
The queen of witchcraft lives in the moon,
.ml thy people of the world are the in
sects on which witchcraft feeds, ami
when witchcraft is very hungry she
semis the plague and kil's more people,
Phone who have any connection with the
spirit in the moon are women, and must
lie in a trance. The people are
tn their belief#, but of course there i*
jugglery among them. Among many
tribes cannibalism eodats, bnt 1 think it
i# a sort of religious feast, as they do
uot kt'l people purposely intcept pris
oners of war. A# among the Imltau#,
they have no mercy on those taken in
war. I tnale in<purie# about this can
nibalism ; ? wanted to know which were
best sating, women or men. Tu<v al
agreed that the women were beat. Their
war dance i# perfectly terrible. They
cover themselves all over with war paint
ni l with clsy tliat ha# been saturated
with the decayed flesh and brains from
(he heads of their leal warriors, whicli
they always keep ui a particular house
in every village. Then they have a
>lauce, and when in irniug emits each
man cuts hi# hand in several places and
lets the bio si flow into u large wooden
difit, an 1 they rub thein-elvci with that
blood and then go to war.
Samuel Bowles.
We take the following interesting re
marks n]*u the late Samuel llowlea,
editor of the Springfield (Mass.) Jiepub
licmn, from the obituary of A New T"rk
paper : He was beyond all question a
great editor. It is often said that to lie
a snooeasful journalist a man mutt la
destitute of convictions. Mr. Bowles'
career disproved this silly Action. He
had distinct convictions on most themes
of current discussion, aud never hesi
tated to express them with frankm-a#
and vigor. Hi# mind was clear, keen,
■uid originating. His thinking was like
the working of a perfumed machine.
The apt conclusion came quickly, with
out groping or exterior suggestion. He
was not in the habit of waiting till he
hail rwail his exchanges before writiug
lus 1 calling articles. He wrote aa he
thought wdh astonishing facility. If
with his own pen, it flew over the page
with a dreadful disregard of legibility
that tortured and impoverished the un
happy compositor; if bv an amanuensis,
lie kept him at the stretch of hi# powers.
Hot the bteraryaxce'lMtce of hi# style
WHS reinArkahle. The apt w<>rd, the
terse, incisive phrase and the sentence
full of present meaning ami later sugges
tion, were in his ready control. The
stimulating force of his mind was most
happily exercised upon his subordinates,
to their benefit and bis. He believed
tuat his paper should lie edited all over,
in its new# columns na well as ou its
editorial page, in its gleanings as in its
elaborate artich*. Condensation was
the first tiling he taught his young men.
He aimed, he said, "to atrip the news
of its husk and verbiage, and give its
kernel and meaning." He liked to con
sider the HrpubHtan as a school of jour
nalism. He took into his office many
voting men to train and instruct. The
emoluments of the novitiate were moder
ate, at tirsr, and were rare I v iucreaaed so
fist as to dazzle aud spoil liini ; but the
opjmrnuiitie* of bis position war# mure
valuable than salary.
Wheat from High Latitudes.
There waa brought into the city of
Winnijieg. in Manitoba, Inst fall, a half
hnahel of wheat, Maid to have been grown
fifteen hundred in ilea north of that
|oiut. Tin 1 bearer was a half breed In
dian, who had come from the far north
to Winnipeg to trade, and the grain wax
brought with liiin to exchange for other
commodities. It wax regarded at the
time us quite a curiosity, and wax panned
around from one to another for trial in
the aprnig in that locality. A few grama
of it iell into the handa of a gentleman
from Minnesota, who wan in that city at
the time, and was brought home with
him on his return. At onr solicitation
it lias been presented to Professor Lacy
of the Htnte Agricultural College, who
has laid it away till time for seeding,
when he will give it the most careful
cnlture, and endeavor to prove whether
there is any virtue in it or not. The
berry is very plump and bright, und we
suppose from the vt ry high latitude in
which it was grown must lie hard enough
Ito satisfy the most fastidious miller.
Whether the distance north of Winnipeg
was nrecißely 1,500 miles we cannot say ;
but from ull tliat could be gleaned from
the Indian it was raised a long distance
i to the north—probably nearer the pole
j than any wheat that has ever reached
j Minnesota before.— St. Paul (Minn.)
Pioneer Pre**.
It was the late N. P. Willis who dis
covered tha' King Henry VIII. always
married his wives first, and then ured
'em afterwards,
lies Is Th l.r t are of. sng 11 la KrfZ
la valid*.
Parson# who have never suffered,
says the fY<l ti-i> Mirxier, can scarcely
t.'allAti the monk state to winch acute
illness or slow disease w ill reduce one's
nerves, el*e they would not so often
wonder why an invalid should lie so no
tional, so cliil.tish, so fastidious, really,
so unreasonable. It should be rerneni
-I><th( that trtfliW are magmtle.l in the
eyes of a stek |wrsou ; lus world lies
wttlnu the walls of Ins room, so let this
siok-iihamher be the pleasuiitent, quiet
eat spot 111 the house, and the aacred
jHirtal, |iast which dotanstic trouble or
auaiety innnot paas. Whatever else
niai suffer for of attention, watch
jealously that nothing is amiss in the
care or appointment# of this one room,
and bring with you as you enter it a
pleasant fane, a cheerful word, and a
goodly stock of patience, gentleness ami
forlieatiuice. 'l'ue sick room aliould be
Vent well aired, the b.J linen fruah ami
.'i C..0, is a i the medicines out of sipht.
If the disease is of a contagious nature,
sliced onions should lie placed iu the
riMim, ami changevl once au hour. They
wili altsorb the jioiaoii ati.i prevent the
sprciwl of the disease.
The iugenuity of love and tenderness
will suggest mnny s.-..tMiug art* by
which to while awav the tedious hours
tif i\ in vales once, au4 ease the hurilcu of
enfeebled mi ml and body. Iksjtors are
more leun nt uow-a-dav# than they were
in older tunes, and not only allow water
for fover }.arched lips but milk also ;
aud if *uv nee is hungry they let him
eat, provided always he partakes pru
dently of projer food. Oftentimes ap
petite has to lie coaxed by means of
agreeable variety, and phasing sur
prises. The preparation of find for the
nick, and the proper manner of serving it
slnmld he the study of every woman in
the laud. Let the dishes used in serv
ing the invah Us lueals lie the prettiest
the house afford* ; sound au.l spotlessly
clean ; the ghuw, silver ami cutlerv clear
ami bright, and the napkins whole ami
immaculately white. Bring only a small
quantity of food into the patient's sight,
aad let the detail* of the arrangement
be dainty ami in good taste ; avoid all
lukewarm insipidities. As sou as the
meal is tlnished, remove the empty
dishes from the room.
BK.AF m.
Chop a piece of lean beef, —from the
neck ia Ix-nt,—and put !l into n wide
uioithed bottle. Cover tightly iuiJ set
the glass into a kettle of cold water.
Heat to :i boil, and cook tlMtililj for
three or four hours, tlieu strum and
prt-aa the juice from the meat, amliieaaou
with aalt. Thia lathe moat concentrated
form of nourishment, ami should Im
narai when the patient ia able to take
onlv a small quantity. Another war of
muling beef tea la to chop the Ix-ef, and
allow to a p lutul one pint of tmld water.
Let thia iturner very slowly m a auuee
pun, ami pre** the h'i apa of meat until
all iif the nliaal and junv ittitnwt*l nud
nothing left of tlx- hut tough white
Itimpa. Stnuu and scioum to tawte with
alt. A little celery Mtnmered with the
meat gives a plea-aut v.iriety.
INIUAN aui. out UL
Mix tialf a cupful of Indian meal with
enough mlil water to make it into a
smooth piate, then atir thia into n quart
of boiling water ; season to taste with
aalt, and, if adnuaoahle, * little lejqx-r;
bill alowly for half nu hour or longer.
Oat meal gruel can !• made in the tuimr
orimi nr.r.r nuoru.
Simmer ehitqunl beef in water until
the good uea* ia extracted, then aeasou
with ix'pjxT and a small piece of butter ;
strum out the lieef and serve th* broth
with toasted bread.
itxcr HAxnwicH.
Scrape a little raw beef from tender
jtuer piece, ami spread it on a thin slice
"f fmt'enxl hreud, season with pepimr
and salt and cover it with another alice
of buttered bread ; divide it into small
piece* of eqiial shape and sire, and trim
off all the crust. Haw beef is very
nutrtioua an I easily digested. and, if
scraped very fine, u exceedingly nice.
Cnvk the bonea of a fowl and put it
into two quarts of cold water. Itoil it
slowly, removing the scum aa it rise*.
Salt lightly, and, when- the chicken ia
well done, remove the nice meat from
the lames ; pound the latter well and
return them to the broth ; boil nutil the
liquor ia reduced to a pint ; a Id a very
little peppe/ ; strain the jelly into a
Ikiwl. or info small rupn, which ahould
tlrat lie wet with Cilld water. When cool
remove the actirn from the surface, and
put the jelly on ice. Serve very cold.
The chicken can lie made into a* salad,
or, a little of the broth can be removed
with the chicken. and a nan gelatine dis
solved into it. Tins turned into a mould
with the chicken picked in tUkes, will
tnake a very nice diah of jellied chicken
for the familv table.
Split nit lloit.ui cniokm; them
iit iv anp plutu and p inr lulling w!rr
over them ; an soon an they are Rofttionl,
drHtti <>tT all of the water and sprinkle,
tin- cracker* lightly with milt, then pour
over them sweet cream. This is an
cpecial favorite with little children who
are not feeliug very well, and i* often
relished by older Jieople.
Knrit BLAttc MANOR.
If the fruit in freali or caiiucd. uae the
clear juice ; if preserved or jellied, jc
tluee it with water. Add sufficient eorti
atareli dm >lvcd iu a little oilfl water to
the boiling hot jnice to make a quaky
jelly, hut not enough to make it firm
like iilane maug. Let all ltoil together
for two or three minutes, then turn into
a diah to cool. Serve oold with aweet
cream and powdered sugar.
Soak a cup of tapioca over night iu a
pint of water. In the morning act it on
the back part of the stove anil add n
cupful of warm water; let it aiinmer
slowly, stirring it often to prevent burn
ing. Cook until it looka clear, and if too
thick adJ a little hoibog water. Flavor
with sugar and leifton jnifte, and torn
into wet mould* to cool. Serve with
aweet Crenm flavored with vanilla and
augar to taste, and a Uttle grated nut
Mix four table*p<xmfnl of riee flour
in a little cold milk, add a pinch of wait.
■ Stir thia into a ipwrt of Imiling milk,
and boil and atir for ten minute*. When
partly cool, mhl the wliitea two or
three egga beaten to a froth and cook
again uutil nlmoat boiling, then turn
into a wet ru Mild. Serve with cream
sweetened and flavored. Farina, or ar
row-root, may la* eooked in the aaine
inaunor, omitting the egga and the sec
ond boiling.
Pour a quart of boiling water on half
a cupful of whole flax aeed, add a dozen
of raiaiua, the juioe of two lemona and a
i little li%ioriee root shredded fine.
! Sweeten to taste; let all come to a boil,
then feet away iu a covered pitcher for
a couple of hours. This is au excellent
remedy for colds and very palatable as
Currant, raspberry, wild cherry,
blackberry or cranberry jelly dissolved
in a little hot water, then put into ioe
water, forms a refreshing drink for per
sons suffering from fever,
cocoa ail K una.
Put two tnhhwpoonfuls of COCO* slo-lls
into a little cold water; mid to them a
pint of boiling water and boil for au
hour; stmiu, ami a<ld a pint of rich
milk; let it come to t Iwitl, and serve.
Tins uuikee a delicious drink, and very
acceptable alien coffee and tea are
fouud to be injurious.
ooi'ott avitrr.
Put five cent*' worth of pine pitch
into u pint of wator. Let it simmer
until the water is well impregnated with
tin* flavor. D p out the guui which rc
uiuius undissolved and add honey
enough to sweeten, and make a thick
syrup. Htraiu this and buttle. Dose, s
teaspooufill four or five times a day
according to the severity ofthe cough.
It will afford speedy relief.
Taking it (unity.
Some of niiuiv liistsnces of extraor
dinary <**ilnea* 111 the iniilat of danger
and otherwise that have been recorded
an* here offered to our readers, together
with some amusing nsyiugs aud doings.
Wheu gallant Pousoiiby lay grieviously
wounded on the field of Waterloo he
forgot his own desperate plight while
watching nti eucouuter between a couple
of French lancers ami one of his own
men, cut off from his troop. As the
Frenchmen cuine down upon Murphy,
he, using his sword as if it were a
shillelagh, knocked their lances altern
ately aside agniu and again. Then sud
denly setting spurs to his horse, he gal
loped off at full speed, his eager foes
following in hot pursuit, but not quite
ueok and neck. Wheeling rouu lat
exactly the right moment the Irtahman.
rushuig at the foremost fellow, parried
his lance and struck him dowu. The
aecoud, presxiug ou to avenge his com
rade, was cut through diagotially bv
Murphy's sword, falling to the earth
without a cry or groan; while the rictor,
*o*rcely clam-nig at his hsmhwork, trot
ted off whistling " The Griudw."
Towards the close of the light of
lukermnin, I*rd Haglan, returning
from tsk'.ug leave of (lenerol Strang
wav*. met a Migrant carry lug water for
the woumle.l. The sergeant drew him
self up to salute, when a round shot
'•auie b mndmg over the hill, ami
knocked his forage cap out of his hand.
I'he man picked it up, dusted it on his
kuce, placed it carefully on his head and
made the solute, not a muscle of his
countenance moving the while. " A
neat thing that, my man f" saul Lord
Raglan. " Yea, mv lord," returned the
sergeant, with another salute, "but a
miss is as good as a mile." The com
mander WAS proliably not surprised by
such an exhibition of tang froitl, I wing
himself gotd that way. He was badly
hurt at Waterloo, ami says the Prince of
Orange, who was in the hospital, "1
was not aware of tin- presence of Lord
Fitxroy Seiner-set until 1 heard him call
out in hi* ordinary tone, 'Hallo! don't
carry that arm away until I have taken
off my ring !' Neither Wound nor oper
ation had extorted a groan from hi*
The Indian prides himself upon taking
good or ill in the quietest of ways, ami '
from a tale told <n Mr. Marshall's
" ('sua h<ui' Itominion,'* hi* rivilir.ud
half-brother would seem to be equally
unemotional. Thanks mainly to a cer
tain Metis or lialf-bi< ed in the service<>f
the liu lon Bay Company, a Kioiix war
rior was found guilty of stealing a horse,
and oondemncd to pay the animal's value
by installment* at .one of the company s
fort*. On paying the last installment he
received his quittance from the man who
had brought him to justice, and left the
office. A few mouths later the Bio tlx
returned, advanced <>u hi<noisel<-*sm<r
ca-ins withiu a pace of the writing table
leveled his musket full it the half-breed's
head. Just as the trigger was pulled
the Metis rai**l the hollo with which he
was writing and touched lightly the
muzzle of the gun; the shot passed over
his head, but his hair wa* singed off in a
broad ina-a. The smoke clearing away,
the Indian was amazed to see that his
< uetay Still lived. The other looked
him full iu the ova* for an instant ami
qnietlv resumed his writing. The In
dian silently departed nupursed, those
who would have giveu chase being stop
ped by the half-breed with, "Go back t
t > your dinner and leave the affair to
When evening cun*, a few whites,
curious Pi see how the matter would eud,
accompanied the Metis P> the Souix en
campment At a certain distance he 1
1 ado them wail, ami advanced alone ti
tnj Indian tent*. Before one of these
sat crouched the baffled savage, singing
his own death-hymn P> the tom-tom. lie
e implanted that he must now say g*w-kl
bye to wife and child, to the sunlight, j
to his gun and the chase. He told his
friends 111 the spirit-lsnJ P> expect him
Fiat night, when ho would bring them j
all the news of their tribe. Ha swung
I* in l<>dv book wards ami forward* as he
chanted his strange wng, bnt never
once looked up —not even when his hie
spurned him with his foot, 11c only
s ing on, and awaited his fate. Then the
half-breed lient hia head and spat down
on the crouching Btoux, ami turned
leisurely away—a crueller revenge than
if he had shot liiin dead. Chamber*'
Ilnw fined 1* Bone.
You know the touching lyric of Loug
feUow, which he has called " The AjrrnW
aud the Bong." It is so familiar that it
looks like an aflhetation to quote it, bnt
I must indulge nivself once more by r •-
peat ing it* sweet lilies;
" I shot rro<* iu the sir;
P ft I- lo in. I knew- not where;
F >r so *wi ilv it flow, tho sialit
C m d tot foil >* in 1 # flight
J 1> t-o'lii d * 001 g into ih<* sir :
It fll on iwito I knrw not where :
For who hs so IMII and strong
Tot it osn follow the fl ghtof song ?
1. ug. D- g sftarws-d. In so osk
I I -nti l tli- arrow, st II nuhreks ;
And t'l* song, fr an 1 *• 1 u ting to end.
I brand again in tho h< art of a friend."
Tbi ia exquisite. But yon observe that
1 lioth the arrow ami the song were found
just s they had been sent out. Tho
|M>ct bus not told, and no |H>et can fully
tell, of the impulse* that are given, the
changes that an* wrought, ami the work
of self-earnttce nnil devotion that ia sug
gested, by n tltting word dropped nt t r
right inomeiit inP> a liiimmi soul; aud
among the many plenaaut surprises that
are iu atoro for ua iu the upper world
will be the discovery that efforts put
forth by ua, and which wc supposed to
be so feeble ss tob® well nigh worthless,
have been, under Ood, the germs from
which rich harvest* of good IIHVC resulted
to multitudes whom we have never seen.
IFm. M. Taylor. #
A llee-lllve in a Churrh.
Iho Manchester Mirror says; "The
Congregational society at Itoscaweo
Plain, N. H. roeutly held a festival that
was brought ulout in a moat singular way.
A few weeka aince George Know lea dis-
a awariu of bees inside the finish
under the eaves of the church. The
construction of the building at that
point wa* snch that the bees were en
abled to form a IHJX hive about four feet
long ami eight or feu inches square, and
which was nearly filled with honeyoomb.
Sixty-nine pounds of honey were found,
aud the society decided to make it a
source of profit through a festival, which
for a moderate admittance fee, gave all
who attended a nio supper aud plenty
of hoaey,"
V tlrllM l a T.saa *Hr Hsbkrr* Tolls
111. Kisrrltso.
A writer iu the tialvestua iVeti. tells
of u recent adventure while trsveliug in
a stage-<oach, 111 Texas, as follows: Ou
Saturday moining, at our o'clock, near
Peg leg, I aas startled from an indifferent
slumber iu the stuge-coach by the click
ing of a Winchester ami bv voices from
without hallooing to the driver, "Turn
into the brush, or 1 will shoot the side
of your face off; will not tell you again. ''
At the same time I saw two men with
guns, one bearing on the driver and the
other pointed at the opeuiiig of the
coach. There were two passengers lie
side myself iu the coach. Lieutenant
Kirliy, of the Tenth infantry aud a
graduate of West Point, assigned to
duty st Fort McKavett; the other, Mr.
Bar*. >uoh, a drmnmer, from New Orleans.
My pistol was rolled up in uy blanket*,
the drummer had no arms, but Lieuten
ant Kirby was well heeled. We had
from the time we left the rood until we
were stopped in the brush time to con
sider what we siiouhl do. The drutnini r
aud myself concluded that we were not
111 a condition to risk the fighL. Hut the
lieutenant insisted upon a fight, not on
account of the money he might hsie, but
on account of his profession. We over
ruled him and were ready to submit to
the robbery when the coach ntop|>ed in
the brush, two or three hundred yards
from the road, t bie at a time was called
ami stepped forward, was lobbed, and
sent to the frout of the horses. The
c >och was then plundered for money,
jewelry and arms. Each one had hidden
a portion of hia money and valuables
while in the stage. 1 threw mine in the
hay in the bottom of the coach, the
drummer tucked his away iu the top uf
the coach, and the lieutenant put his in
his boot. Mine woe found; the balance
tiiey did not get. The drummer de
livered them thirty dollars, the lieuten*
ant five dollars and 1 twenty-five dollars.
They also got the heuteuautV and drum
mer's watches, which were left in the
coach. While the coach was being rob
bed we were all guarded, a Winchester
bearing on us. The robber*—the two
we saw—were men of go>sl address, and
executed the robls-ry skilfully. They
attempted u<> disguise, except the Isssv,
who evidently thought I knew hint; to
the others he was unreserved. They
talked among themselves, from which
wc learned that another partv were to
rob the down coach and that tnev were
withiu supporting distance. Wheu they
commenced cutting the mail lsg* ojeu i
made an ap|s-*l to them, stating that
thev would hardly find snv money in
registered letters going up the country.
They cut two, however, and stopped,
putting nl) the mail lael. Thev asked
als>ut the paymaster. A short tuue
after they had got there the lights 0! the
down coa.'h oam- iu new. They told us
wc could get in the csiach and not to
make any uoiac or strike a light, aud if
we did they would fire on n The down
couch tumbled aloug in a few minute*
and ae got buck on the road and came
along. Bi-fme we left the botts said:
•• You may tell the Mnyuard people
Dick Dublin has come lavck to stay
awhile." The robbery will not net more
ttiau three hundred dollars iu money,
arms and jewelry. My first sensation
waa that of a ha 1 dream, which aoon
vanished before a humiliating and out
rageous reality. I with their
cooliiesit and audacity, (.hie thing MGflMd
singular, they declined to touch us |<er
sonally, that' is, to put hands on us in
any way. They frequently threatened
to kill us it they caught us iu a lie, but
never math* any personal search. A
little leas than a year ago the stage waa
roblwd on the very spot where wo were
robbed. Then, nd 10 this last, the in
tention was to rob the United State*
pay master. I was impressed with the
terrible earnestness with which they
acted, aomethiug like that displayed by
au executioner when he executes the
penalty of dentil. I understand they
did not rob the down stage. This is
strange. 1 can only account for it on
the theory that they found they would
not get anything but arms, with prob
bly some jewelry aud a little money.
A Freach F.rrhautre**.
Hardly any woman in Fraueo ha
hail so marked a jwrsonal influence, ha*
*<> |ernuait<Nl her time, as Julie Re
camier; and that without taking u
active part 111 the stirring event* of the
elose of the eighteenth and the early
part of the present oentury. She was
essentially and intensely womanly, the
incarnation of gentleness, auuabihty
and tact. Her friendships are renown
ed—she was herself au ideal friend—
and the charm of her pr*oenee was un
bounded, almost unprecedented. Beau
tiful of person, perfect in manners,
fancinsting by inheritance, living iu an
era of gallantry, which means so much,
often s > ill, in France, she gracefully
avoided the countless penis surround
iug her, and went to the grave without
the shadow of a sjsit u|*m her name,
Gnevonaly misunderstood at times,
though mainly by foreigners who could
not liellwve what traversed their theoriew,
her bebtrior flually nnllifiivl M-ainlal
and shamiHl her detractors to silence.
During more than seventy years ahe
seem* never once to have crossed the
delu-ate boundary between love, a*
usually apprehendol, aud genuine
friendship. Kind and complaisant U<
all, she knew exactly when she had
yielded what was due to the fullest
courtesy, and there she sereuely paused.
She scarcely made au enemy among her
own sex—for she never slighted them,
was uever guilty of arrogation—aud
rarely offended llw vainest anil nmst
smisitive mail, Ix-canse she nffusiil to
kindle exieetations she would not
gratify. That, a woman so lovely and
bewitching should have escaped shoals
of feminine foes manif*sta the com
pleteness of her tact, the excellence of
lier intuition. Many called her cold—a
prudent woman ia apt to lie so regarded
—but she was not ; for she was extreme
ly tender, nnd tenderness is paaaiou at
rest. Everybody admired her aud wo*
drawn to her, though not lieyoud the
line that is the boundary of esteem.
The Highest Art.
George {uoes, the celebrates! Ameri
can lamlscape painter, aays in Ifarjtrr'*
Miujnzitu : The highest art ia where
has !een moat perfectly breathed the
aentimant'of humanity. Rivera, stream*,
the rippling brook, the hill-aide, the
aky, cloud*—all things that we sec— can
convey that sentiment if we are in the
love of God and the desire of truth.
Home persons suppose that landscape
has no (>ow-er of communicating hnniun
sentiment. Hut this is a great mistake.
The civilized landscape peculiarly can ;
and therefore I love it more and think
it more worthy of reprodnc ion than that
which ia savage aud nut*tied. It is
more aignitlcaut.. Every u*t of man,
every thing of labor, effort, suffering,
want, anxiety, necessity, love, marks it
self wherever it has been. In Italy I
remember frequently uoticiug the j>e
ouliar idea* that came to tne from seeing
odd-looking tree* that had been used,
or tortured, or twisted—all telling some
thing about humanity. American land
acape, perhaps, is not so significant;
but atill every thing in nature lias some
thing to say to its. No artist need fear
that his work will not find sympathy if
only he works earnestly and lovingly.
TERMS: $'2.00 a Year, in Advance.
A Ui-M*rk>blr Hurl.
A correspondent in the S<mlh writes:
(ture in a while duel* are fought in
which a lady I* a purclv incidental
cause. Such a duel took place in South
Carolina, in lHfct, lietween Messrs. John
Diiiinrant and J. ]>. l**gare. Theae
gentlemen were devoted fneuda.
I/eg arc waa attentive to a young lady ot
beauty ami worth in the up|>er |Mui of
th State. The two friends went to the
village where ahe lived to get some
aliootiug. They were, of course, fre
jin ut riaitora at her father s house.
One day Legare imagined that he de
tected a sudden eoldneas on the part of
the young lady and the family
towards himself. In questioning his
fneud us to the proltable oause of it, he
asked him il he had ever made any re
marks alxiut h>m to any of the family.
Dtuiorant replied that he had said
nothing of consequence ; that ou 014
occasion he had been asked if Legare
ever drank, and had answered that he
sometimes did. I/eg* re at once attribu
ted the change, real r stipfxiaed, in the
tiehariorof tiie lady to this statement or
admission on the part of his friend. A
prolonged diarussiou ensued. Dnnor
aut wss disjMised to lie conciliatory,
while l/ogare was verv much augered.
Hie issue lietween them waa finally
narrowed down to a demand ou the psrt
of Legare that Dunonuit put iu writing
precisely what lie had said to the father
of the lady. Dunonuit declined to do
this. He contended that the demand
waa au implied insult. Legare pupuat
el, and, upon Duuoraut's remaining
firm, sent him a challenge. Dur rant
promptly accepted it, and the details of
a meeting were arranged. Dnnoran.
was a very poor shut with the piatult
It is said that on the evening I adore the
duel he weut out to practice, and
literally could not hit a barn door. Le
gare waa a capital ahot From the very
first, however, Dunoraut contended
that lie would kill Legare at the first
tire. He never modified his assertion,
but aaid all the time : " I will kill him
when I draw the trigger !"
When the men were on the ground a
curious thing occurred. When the sec
ond who was to give the word called, "Are
von ready, gentlemen *" Dnnorant re
sponded in a firm, steady, tone " No."
He then drew a small ix-n-kuife from
his pocket, opened it delilieratelv, end,
fixing his eye* squarely on Legare,
sailed toward him. When he haul
traversed only two-thirds of the inter
vening distance he stopped, and, rertch
uig down, cut off a small twig that
stood between him anil his oppOMOt.
He then retnrueil to his position, shut
his kuife oarwfullv, and returned it to
his juiciet. Without taking his eyes
off of Legmre, he suuonncod " Rrtuiv,"
and said to his second, " I aui going to
kill him." Tin men bring iu {Maitum,
tliecommand " Fire ! one—two—three!"
rang oat U|*i the air. A riug of smoke
sprang from the nipple of each pistol,
and I/egare dmp|>etl dead in his tracks.
Dunoraut stood for a moment as if he
were carved in stone, and, then drop
ping his Arm slowly, turned to his
second unhurt.
An lewa Farmer's llallnrlnatlwn.
The Davenport (Iowa) (Jazette says:
It would be difficult to conocive a life
of greater mental torture than that en
duml by a fanner in this county, whose
rase was examined by the county board
of commissioner* on insanity. The
patient's name is Max Fralim. His
liomeis near Donahue. 111 Allen's Grove
township. When a liov lie delighted to
hear stories of witchcraft, and his
friend* state that he l>elieved in the ex
istence of witches before there was out
ward evidence of insauity on the sub
jert. Two years ago witche* commenced
visiting him—bothering him more ami
more, and for the last four mouth* he
has beeu subjected to all kinds of suffer
ing by the imagines! Iteings, though
sane on every other subject. Hi* wife
practices art* of witchcraft upon lnm;
fiia neighbors bewitch hia pigs; every-
IHKIV tries the black art ou him, the
hired girl is the princess of witches, who
hover over him in group* at her com
mand, and pinch him. prick him with
pins, gibe him. and oall him foul names.
He never says yew or 00, because an
answer of that kind stimmonw the witches,
who make him retract. Witches ask
everybody to kill him, and when a per
son approaches him witches cry out to
him that he is doomed. Everybody
accka hia life, and he lives in constant
trrr. He covers his head with blank
et*. and the witches howl at him aud
pull the ttivering; he hide*, and the
witches find him, and force him to fly
to the nearest person for protection.
His family live in constant fear of him,
nod their lives have become unendura
ble with him. He can talk intelligently
enough on every topic when the witches
are uot near, aud sometimes tliey atav
awny for honrs at a time. It is one of
the most pitiable case* of mental agony
brought to the notice of the commis
sioners in a long time, and they have
decided to send him to the Mount Plea*-
aut Asylum.
Fraud in Hank Bill*.
The United States treasurer is advised
of eonstantlv increasing attempt* by per
son* in varnnin sections of the country
to cheat the government and innocent
people by practicing what is kuowti a*
the " piecing process." whereby a given
tinmlior of otureucy note* of like de
nomination are cut in pieces and so
posted together as to give an increased
number. The manipulators generally
take ten notes, and by cutting and adroit
piecing make elrveu, thereby gaiuing
one at the expense of the other ten. Of
course the diminished notes get iuto the
hands of innocent holders, and wheu
*elit to the treasury department for re
demption they are at onee detected by
the treasury exfwrta and thrown out.
The rfml*tion* for red<*>miug mutilated
currency do not admit of the redemption
of anything except in a single piece con
taining st least one-half of the original,
which make* it still harder for those into
whose hands tin ae nicely-parted frag
ments full.
Sm Serpent*.
The gigantic whale captured iu Febru
ary last in tho Gulf of Puniuto, Italy,
had Ihhmi subjected to a critical .nuinnn
tinu by Profeeeor Capcllini, who, iti a
report lately published, states it a* hia
opinion that the whale ia of a apt-tie*
hitherto unknown to science, ami he ha*
named it liahriut tanntena, in alluaioii
to the locality of ita capture. This uu
looked for thacoverv of a new ajieciea of
huge marine animal, taken iu connection
with the alleged appearance of another
" monater " a short time later, and in
the name neighborhood, a vouched for
by the officers of the royal yacht Os
borne, ia regarded aa a strong argument
in favor of the existence of unknown
huge marine living objects, such as are
popularly indicated by the name of "see
Populatien of the World.
Uelim and Wagner's estimate of the
population of the werld for 187-1 is as
follows :
Europe 859.978.000
Am, 798,907,060
Africa 906,007.000
America 84,992,000
Australia and Polynesia ...•. ... 4,688.000
Total ~,1,89#,841,000
riEM, UiUDM in Htilsr. HOI.O,
U Inter germ Rreeemtee.
The Prairie Farmer aavs : There are
ao many tlirng* that the farmer may do
at home, in hie own workshop, as well
ae another ean do it for turn, that it (N
■orpruuig that ao few are without a kit
of wood working toola, * shoeing ham
mer, eome horae naile, pinchers fur iron,
copper, rieeta, aerewm, and <U* ueoea
aery artieiea aa will enable him to com
plete many a handy job without the
intervention of the carpenter. The time
• required to do the work will often be
found to be ICM than that apeot UJ going
to and from the mechanic"a place of i
buaiunaa Thua with a few toola the i
wood work of harrow*, plowa, eultiva- ,
tura, and other toola about the farm
may lie repaired. By having a few
extra haudlea of forks* and other imple J
meuta on hand, theae may be cheaply 1
repaired and made aa good aa now.
Wagon tuuguea, and tuaoj other
duplicate* fur farm vehicle* and ma- j
chine*, arc now prepared so us to re
quire but little fitting. In the cade of
machines, all that ta necessary, a* a rule,
la kiiuplv to (oaten them in place. In
doing Una the farmer not only rentier*
himself handy wiUi toola, but at the
same time he lieoomee thoroughly eon- i
vcraont with the working porta of each
individual machine—ao small matter to
the practical man. In fact every farmer
ought to he able U> take apart, and pat
together intelligently, any machine on
tlie farm. Unless this be the ease. they
cannot be worked aa economically aa
thev should be.
While the tanner I* thua tskueating
himself. he will come to ace the ueoro- .
hity ami economy of having everything
in it* place, and * place for everything,
when not in uae. and when in ue they
will be jut in place. Bo he will come
tu oocupv hi* leisure hours in repair* of
varioua kind*. Barn and stable door*
that are getting shaky on their hinge*
will be repaired at ouoe. If lie bum
wood, it will be prepared and piled
hecore from rain, and witu proper ven
tilation, so it may dry perfectly. If he ,
burn coal, a proper shed will t*e built to
keep it dry. The pmnps about the
place will always draw. Water troughs
will never have sloughs of mud about
them w soft weather, to mire stack, nor
glare ice in hard weather, to maim them.
Slied* will be made comfortable. The
beat facilities will gradually lie accumu
lated for aoaocnpliahtng the work of the
farm, and a general air of thrift will be
observable, not unlv about the home
stead, but over the form.
In this we do not mean to assert thai
the simple possession of the tool* ueoee
sary to do odd jobs will accomplish all
tin* ; but til** handling of tool* cocu gets
a common sense man conversant with
their use, and the investigation* uecea-
Kjirv to eualde a man to do the work in*
teliigently, broaden* the ruind. and one
soon come* to soe where money tony be
saved in many directum*, and now ena*
it is to make all things tidy about the
house and place, and also, where the
profit comes in, in rendering the atook
about the farm comfortable.
Theae may seem like small economies.
In truth they are ; but it ia theae small '
economies that go to swell the profits ai
the fsra, just as in sny other industry
in life. It is, in feet, attention ko small
economies that make the prosecution of
business successful in its best sense.
Haatlt lllai*.
lisd cooking spoils good food.
Apply common linking soda to burn*.
There ia no dignity in work half done.
Bottom beat ia not good to raise
Cold corned beef is best for making
Eat what your appetite craves if yon
can get it.
Husbands must not expect their wives
to make gcod,, white broad from pour
feathers of ducks, chickens and tnrEeyw,
generally throw aside all refuse, S* m the
plumes from the stump, inclose (ham in ,
a tight Iwg, rub the whole so if Washing
clothes, and you will secure s perfectly
uniform and" light down, excellent for
quilting coverlids and not a few other
purposes. . 4
To Cuux PAINT. —Take one <>*ne# of
pulverised bprax, one pound small <
pieces U*t brown soap and throe quarts
water; let simmer till the soap is dis
solved stirring frequently; do not M it
boiL Use with s piece of old flannel
and rinse off a* soon aa the paint is clean, j
Thi* mixture is alai good for washing
clothe*. r 4
U ullu Klaawets.
A lady correspondent asys: "I will
give a little of my ex pen cure in washing
flannels. 1 was taught to ws*h flannel
m led water, but it is a great mistake.
In Italy my flannels were a widuier to (
me; they always came home from flic
wash so soft sod white. I learned that
the Italian women washed them In eold *
water. Many a time I have watched
them kneeling in s box, which had >*ue
an 1 taken out, to keep them out of the
mud. by the bank of a stream, mashing
in the running water, and drying on tlie
hank or gravel, without boiling; and 1
never had washing done better, and flnu
nela never half so well. I have tried it
since, and find the secret of nioe soft
flannels to be the washing of them in
cold or lnke warm water, and pleiitv of
stretching before hanging ont, Many
recipe* say, don't rub soap on flannels;
but you can nib soap on to the advan
tage" of the flannels, if you will rinse it
ont afterward and nse no hot water about
them, not forgetting to stretch the
threads in both directions before dry- |
' ing. Flannels ao eared for will uever
become stiff, shrunken *r yellow."
A I'slite Vounic Mail.
The '• Editors l>rawer "of
Vaifazitut Ran this story ; An elderly,
prim, spectacled spinster recently tr*>k
n passenger train at Chester station, ou
the Oram! River Valley railroad. The
oar was nearly filled. * The first sitting
she planets! at was more than half occu
pied by a yonug man who had expeotor
atcl tobacco juice within his territory
until the bottom of the car was a pud
dle. The spinster lectured liim severely
on the evils of a habit so injnriotu and
filthy, and hoped thereafter he would
abandon it. The yonng man made no
reply. Two seats in front wits a seat
1 >artly occupied Uy n yonng man who
was gating from the window, The
spinster, resting her bundles upon the
seat arm, peered down upon the floor to
detect possible traces of the weed ; after
which, in strident tones, she said, " I
any, young man, do you use tobacco T
" No," was the quiet reply ; •* but T
can get you a chew in a minute if yon
want one."
Japanese Beggars.
A paragraph asserting that there are
few or no beggars in Japan has attracted
the attention of a reader of the Washing
ton Star, who has traveled in that
country, and who writes: "Any one
who lias ever ridden from Brussels to
the field of Waterloo knows how many
beggars line that ride of nine miles.
From Yokohama to Tokio (Ysddo), by
the Tokioado, or old national road, is
sixteen miles. I have ridden over that
splendid and often thronged highway
not less than one hundroa times, and
never saw the time when there were not
more beggars in proportion to the dis
tance and comparative population than
between Brneeels and Waterloo."
A vrn*M Wtok.
Would i war* lyla* a Wd of elovar,
®T otftvwr anal tad efl and •oflaod *wart,
with .Jn.kJ cloud* 111 d*)> skies hsagu* ovw,
And noBtD UMMW at my head and f#A.
1 Jit it to? ouXlioor fei Ifp th* b*h of Worry
In esgsr h*** from nMM UnptUtant
km i wstah It ounwtng in it* bsadlses hurry
Disdaining Wisdom* wfaklia* Duty* beeA
Ati' it worn nwnnt, wbnrn eWmc elutnp* "•
And date** hiding, no to hid* and rart;
No noand wtrwpt my own heart * itard' baatirg
1 locking iulf to sleep within my bresel.
. Jiwt to. An then OUi with the danprr
That <*>tneeof Uetenlngto a frnn bird * *ong '
Oor ■rmU require at time* tbi* fnl) onnbaatb-
AJI sword* wiM re** If a*abfaard-kept ko
•l , , ,
And J ma tired ! o tired of rigid doty!
Ho Umd of all my tired head* And to do!
I yearn, I faint, tbr MOM of Nfe'a free beeaty,
lie lodee bead* with no straight string ran
rdng through 1
Aye, Iwtfb, If laugh yon will, at my crude
I epdwsh—
Itot women eomettmee die r mwb a greed;
I IHe for the email )oye heid Imyond their reach,
And the aeeoranee they here all they need !
Items of Intermit.
Bonds irredeemable—Vaga-bond*.
! Walking sticks—Hwell* promenading.
' The boneless wonder—a well done
steak. *
| 41 Put your bps on kw\" ia the lateat
I slang.
Very useful to the titter of the soil—
| steer*. * ♦ *
T 'Highly connected—the man in the
• moon. *
In Booth America the cities are lighted
1 with cantor oik
Europe obtains her sole supply of shoe
peg* from Am nm.
In Japan a law roquiroa flab U> be sold
ajive, Xly r© pcl'Ued in tanks.
j'lttnbarg has a dog that can wait at
' table. Tlua must lie Old Dog Tray.
A man may be in groat strmita, who
never heard of either Magellan or Behr
ing. *
Bassfa estimates that next year's
campaign will aaat her about #400,000,-
i WO in gold.
To core a baobalor's aabea—carry to
the paiicut atghleesi yards of silk with a
In dariand, QoU. they rang out the
old jrear.wJfjT four murder*, and usher
ed in the new*with one.
Under Spanish lav a man aoapected of
crime can be kept ia prison for five years
before tne earn.- is called.
tMrsws show which way the wind
i blows. You can get the same informa
tion from a pan of aabea.
Such ia the hydrophobia scare m
London that thejpolice are capturing
dogs at the rate 300 a day.
It is said that when Jonah saw the
whale getting ready to swallow him he
looked '* down in the mouth."
The*- yuoug ladies at fair* who sell
live cent put cushion* for $1 ought to be
arrested for robbing the males.
Ko person wisbipg to avoid slang
word* snd nickname* will call it " banjo. *
The ftril name ** banjasfiph."
A little boy inquired concerning the
btars : " IV, what are those thing- up
there—are they little drops of sun ?"
An Iriah lover remarked that it is s
great pfeaanre to 1* sJeoc, especially
when your sweetheart m by your side.
Coostantroaple '-ontaios 750,000 in
nabttanU*. The old eastern empire
walls, twi-nVy-U'C aides in circuit, still
Htirrouud it
The blkrt rod hi* cuiJwner
1 A ktadrwd abtare
, n*siauernosd*th ••••tsgof lif*."
Ttw tnrmtr knead* |h* dough.
The man *u owns s S2o,orio cow can
' drink milk costing him eighty-four ocnU
a quart That's ail the advantage he has
over the rest of m.
|. A Montana iuetioeof thepeaeedoamil
S>.urga any warn he marnes a couple,
e says; Arise! Grab hands!
Hitched'! Six dollars."
Father o sea just from college—
•' What have you learned at your col
lege?" "We never learn anything;
they never let you see the newspapers.
A lad? firing near Cypthiana. Ky.,
has used the same six pins for twenty
years. She ia eighty-throe, but her
ueignbors say she is the same old six
pina a till.
In a wrvotiing match between Lucieu
Mare and a bear, in Cincinnati, Marc
•ncceeded in throwing the bear, but in
tiia struggle the hear bit off one of
Marc's fingera.
"I livt in Julia's eyas,'' aflid an affect
eddaady in Golnwn a hearing. " I don't
wonder at it," replied George, "since I
observed she had a sty in them when I
saw her hwt" 1 '
■ Enamored writing-master (to a young
lady pupib: "I can teach you noth
ing ; von hand is already a very deaira
, hie one, and your I are the most been
tiful I have ever seen.
The man who comes to the depot two
' minutee befiind time, and see* the rail
wsv train ecnrtdmg ont at the other end,
derivue no AEUBfaction from the proverb:
,• Better late than never."
1 The osflbe plant thrivee finely in
Galifcinua, pcodueuig • bean of strongly
WPDittio AfcVot It grows beat in cen
tral ni eoawimi CSiforais, and its
culturf ik tiecoming profitable.
Oh rise* It th s pretirfrsM',
t pas yoar msuU>!wia-M !
Thau Id** it o**S far n*\ raj flame.
Then— ki*S ft for yourself.
_rW>< Stmitrt WUm (m BoKmt
• i naj, Charley," "aid one friend to
another OB meeting, " I hew our friend
Hrnn has been dabbling in stocks late
ly ; Jj*,, he made anything I" "Yea,"
save Charlev, "he has made an assign
A singular accident occurred on
Satchel I Creek, Kansas, recently. A
(tarty of hooter* were loading op a team
pretiaratorr to atarting for Wichita,
when one of the men threw an axe into
the wagou, which discharged a shotgun
loaded with buckshot. The charge
entered hie head and he wae killed in
i After the failure of the late insurrection
in Japan, a richly-attired Japaueee
young lady was found lying dead in a
castle moat, with her father s head in
her left hand and a bloody knife in her
right The devoted lieroioe had cut off
her father's head, at his command, and
then killed herself, that the two might
not be taken prisouer*.
The heaviest court in the United
States, in proportion to Hie number of
it* judges, is probably the court of ap
peals of Kentucky. Chief Justice Lind
*y weigh* 232 pounds, Judge Elliott
230 pounds, Judge J'tyor 300 pounds,
and Judge Cofer 2fti pounds. The
average weight is 2jsi pounds. If
wisdom and weight go together, then
Kentackj justice is all rigid.
There's nothing to exceed the Jiaboii
enl satisfaction a man will take in an
! uounciug to hia wife, after he has got
hia shirt on, that there is a button miss
ing, and the keen delight ha feels in
seeing her dance arownd the room after
' a needle and thread, while ahe listens to
a lecture on carelessness, approaches
ecataoy. But look out when she gets
that button on, bites the thread off with
a snap andbofhmenees— " There now—.'
A lunatic en route with two keepers
to an asylum at 8t Hubert (Branoe)
wouldn't get out at that place, and while
they were coaxing him, the train, by
' some oversight of the conductor, started.
I At Grenoble he got out, but, strange to
say, no telegram ordering the arrest ap
pears to have been sent, and of hi* own
| accord he took a ticket back to St.
, Robert, and got into a third class car
, riage with one young man, whom he
presently attacked. The victim tried to
escape, and the mad man then pushed
him. out, and jumped after him. break
ing bis own-arm in doing so. The head
of the other struck on the rail apd he
was killed. When asked why he attack
ed hig companion he only said that he
be)isv<}<ibi(9 to be a Pruaefca epf.