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A Family Companion, Devoted to Literature, Miscellany, News, Agrieulture, Markets, &c.
Vol. XII. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 12, 1876. No.2.
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The Molowing poem pres *he Wta -
wgr~dnMe oF the Ind!=n policy:
It was a pespe eommissiome,
And bis garb was sober drab;
His hair was long and white, and he
Economhed his gab.
In short, be was a reticent
And inoffensive slab.
His style was philanthropic,
And he bore a carpet-bmg,
In which he stored his tracts and soap
And other peaceful swag
Which Iad!ans patronime when war
ADd cattle sftelbng lg.
Long they sat in soleavn council,
The agent and the red,
Mildly talking AMby virthm,
Till the Swc&em shook his head,
As with daOt and dim suspicion:
Then he grunted low and said
* Not with eloquence of nature.
Not in metaphoric style,
But in alipler frontier lingo,
Lingered with slang and grammar vile
"a-ree-trow-zis; want some whisky;
Injunl empty; drink a pile."
Then that; meek and lowly Quaker
ney every possible kindness. My
own brother could not have receiv
ed more confidence and respect from
him, and I was utterly unprepar
ed for his refusal when we asked
him to sanction our engagement.
I am afraid I displayed too much
of the Lintn pride and temper,
for father grew very angry and
sent me to stay. with grand
mother, while Sidney should re
main at our house,which you know
was not long, We had one inter
View. Sidney woald have-releas-'
edMe, but I would not be' free.
I said I would wait years, if need
be, for my fathe's eonsent, feeling
sure that consent was only with
beld because of Sidney's pover
"Sidney Darrel was too true to
do anything clandestinely, and
so we met only by chance.
"Four long years of waiting,
hoping and toiling. With each,
my fondest dreams of his. success
were realized. Competence was
his at last, and such laurelsas he
bad won might have graced a
king's brow. We went to my fa
ther on my twenty-second birth
lay, -confidently expecing his
ordial consent. Mine was Iot
i patient heart, and I could hardly
bear his co4 pitiless rejection of
idney this-second time, when no
reason wasapparent. The bitWer
truth came at last. For months
I had received marked attention
r o m a reputed millionaire. I
ad felt like a guilty creature in
loing so, .for' hold human hearts
oo sacred to be sported with, but
ather had left me-no chance to
void him, and I could not see
#here I was drifting. Father was
n the eve of bankruptcy, and Gil
yert Morris would save his sinking
:redit at the price of my, han d
Don't blame poor old father for urg
ng me to this loveless marriage
[ know Le suffered infinitely more
han Sidney or I. My step-mother
~as ill-dying, we thought, with
OnsumptiOn. Sbe wais reared in
uzury, and it was terrible to m y
ather to think of her bearing pov
~rty. I could not sacrifice myself,
ut I had some property left me by
y own mother, and that sustain
d my father's credit while 'my
tep-mother lived, which was on
y three months longer.
"The morning before I gave Gil
ert Morris my final answer; I 're
~eived a note from Sidney saying
e would sail within an hour for
urope-4hat,*as I was1;o bei the
vife of another, he must~ travel
o forget the past.
"I looked for him to come to me
hen the crash came and father
ied-; buit he never even wrote.
still, I believed he would come
yaek, and in ,this belief lived and
"There was no time to sit and
mrse my grief. My young step
~iters, Essie and Daisy and my
,elf must be supported. This dear
>ld place of grandma Kirks was
eft me; I had uncle Bben,onr faith
'ul old gardener, so I commenced
narket gardering for a living.
[ tried teaching, too; but it was
too confining, I gave it up after
ne term. I then added a small
airy to my garden, and by close
aconomy was enabled to live com
ortably, even- happily."
"Happily ?" questioned an dis
"Yes; I do think any one who
cultivates a submissive spirit, and
sonscientously performs each du
y,can not fail to derive a certain de
ree of happiness from such a life.
'his does not come all at once ;
here must be many sad failures
before the lesseo n is learned.
trong to endure as I felt myself
when the star of my love went
:own, when there was no heart
bo share life's good and ill with
nine, I sank into such darkness
o soul as 1 shudder to recall."
"Did Sidney die ?"
"To me. Two years from the
day he left, I saw hi marage inl
a foreign paper. That was the
end. Hush, God only chastens in
love. I can see the guiding han d
in my whole life. Do you remem
ber these linen in Phoebe Cary's
'"I would not make the path I have trod
More pleasant or even more straight~ or
Nor change my course the breadth of a hair,
This ay o that way, to either side.'
Sadie broke the eloquent silence
that fell on both in that hushed
tone we involuntarily use when
speaking of holy things. .
"Mother said your life was a
sacrifice, but I could not under
stand why. But you must be lone
ly now, the girls are married.
What will you do when Walter
comes for me; I am almost sorry
"I do not know. I have been
thinking"-a terrific noise startled
"What is it ?" asked Sadie, with
"An explosion, I fear; it is just
time for the evening train to come
Ruth's surmise was too true;
the train was almost torn in
pieces;- how any one. escaped
was a miracle. Ruth's home was
close to the disaster and it was
fast filled with the wounded. Not
until every suff6rer had been made
as comfortable as possible, and
provided with a careful nurse, did
Ruth think of rest. Too weary
almost to move yet too sympa
thetic to sleep, she drew an easy
chair to her own bedside and pre
pared to watch by the lovely
young creature, who lay there
white and still, is if the little
white hands were folded forever.
Presently the gregt dark eyes
opened, and the sweetest of voices
asked, "Are you at leisure now ?
Will you please write a note to
my husband and tell him where
and how'I am? He will be so
anxious. I should like -him to
come at once."
"Yes, certainly, with pleasure;
what is his address ?"
Did Ruth hear right ? Was
the floor slipping under her feet,
and the rush and roar of Niagara
filling her ears?
How sepulchral her voice sound
ed, when she asked again for the
number of his office !
All that long night, and the
longer day that followed, as she
kept her natiring care of his wife,
Ruth was nerving herself for the
coming, praying for strength to
meet this Sidney of long ago.
God' help her; human will is too
weak to control human hearts.
She was standing by the window
when he came, outwardly calm
only the shadowy, violet eyes anal
sensitive mouth telling that she
"Miss Linton, will you please
eome here so Col. Darrel inay see
who has been so kind to me ?"
Ruth turned, made one step to
ward them then~ stopped. Was it
the light of the setting sun that
athed the white face with such
radiant beauty ?.
Colonel Darrel smiled as he took
both hands in his own and listened
to the low, murmured words of
welcome. Out ofthe house, away
from everybody, her' swift feet
went. Down in the tangled or
hard grass her joyful thanksgiv
ing was poured out to Him who
watches the sparrow's fall. There
was a mistake somewhere ; this
blonde-haired man was not the
lover of her heart. A shadow fell
before her as she rose from her
knees, but she did Dot see it.
"I believe he has been true all
these sad years.".
"He has, Ruth-my Ruth !"
"Sidney! it was his very self
standing there-the old light in
his eyes the old smile on his care
worn face ; his hands hiolding her
own as in bygone days.
"My darling, I never know until
you wrote that letter to my cousin
Sidney that you were not mar
Explanations followed inter
sprsed with smiles and tears.
We have nothing to do with these.
But Sadie was bridesmaid soon af
ter, and now there are two Mrs.
In the State of New York, the
man who ties his horse or team
under a shade tree also ties him
under a penalty of ten dollars.
Help somebody worse off than
yourself; and you will feel better
off than you fancied.
When to look for the music of
a hat--when the band buckles to
SOMETHING ABOUT THE FIRST DOC
TORS WHO SETTLED IN MICHIGAN,
AS TOLD BY THE DETROIT "FREE
Not more than five acres of
Michigan had been chopped and
logged off before a doctor arrived
in the State, and they have con
tinued to arrive ever since that
hour. The first hundred or so
didn't doctor after the set rules
of allopathy or homeopathy. The
grand object was to give a sick
man his money's worth of medi
cine,and a little over. Drugstores
were few and far between in those
days, and every doctor carried
his medicines with him. Indeed,
this rule was practiced up to fifteen
or twenty years ago, when physi
cians all at once got the noti6n
that it was more convenient and
stylish for the patient's friends to
turn out at midnight and walk
from one to five miles to'get a pre
scription filled than it was for the
doctor to sit by the bed and deal
out the drags.
The first doctors were very ec
centric and ambitious. If a man
fell sick they called it fever'n ague
and pushed powders, liquids, and
other things down his throat until
a change occurred. If for the
worse they gave the disease some
other name and put on mustard
plasters, gave the patient calomel,
kept his feet warm, and doctored
him on that theory until he ral
lied or was still further reduced. If
he got well it was a big card for
the doctor. If he died the doctors
for sizteen miles around would
swear that the person couldn't
have been cured nohow.
It can't be ascertaiaed-that more
than one of-these early practition
ersevergave-up apatientin despair.
That one was a resident of Wayne
county, and was called to see a
pioneer living seven or eight miles
from Detroit. The man had some
sort of a low fever, and the physi
ian attended him for a month
without noticing an improvement.
On the contrary, the patient seem
ed to besinking, and fearing to
lose practice if the man died on
his hands, the physician decided
to abandon the case. Galling the
wife out doors he said :
"I can't come any more; I am
going to Cleveland -to live."
When she asked abouit her
husband's prospects, he replied:
"He is certain to die. I never
saw such a case hefore. I com
menced with 'A' in the alphabet
of medicines and have run him
down to 'and so forth,' and havn't
moved him a peg."
- The patient fell out of bed an d
broke his arm the .next day, and
in three months was able to carry
a bushel of wheat to Detroit on
The-doctors were just as polite
and gentle in those pioneer days
as they are now, and catching the
spirit of the rapidly growing
country they felt that time was
the great desideratum. A doctor
living in Macomb county, when
called upon to set a broken leg
for a laboring man, examined the
limb andi said:
"If I set this limb it will be five
or six months before you can walk.
f Isaw it off and make you a
wooden leg you'll be out splitting
rails in less than three months."
The man declined the generous
offer, and the doctor sighed drear
ily as he rolled down his shirt
Those doctors, too, had warm
sympathetic hearts. One of them
killed a man in Washtenaw county
by giving hiDa poison in place of
calomel. UJpon discovering his mis
take he rode out to see the widow,
and after a few preliminary re
marks said ,
"I'm very sorry, Mrs. Cotter,
but it can't~ be helped now ; John
was a pretty good man, but there's
others just as good. I'm willing
to do the fair thing by you being
as it was my mistake. A brother
of mine is coming from York
State next week, and hs shall mar
ry you inside of three months!"
And he did.
And it was just as' hard for'doc
tors to collect their bills as it is
now. A Detroiter who had doc
tozed in a family for three or four
years without getting any pay,
started out one morning with the
avowed intention of collecting
something or raising a tornado.
He returned after four or five
hours covered with mud,, hat
caved in and blood on his coat col
"Get any money of Jones ?"
asked a friend.
"No, but I squared up with him
and left him a receipt in full," re
plied the doctor, pointing to his
Half of it had. been bitten
HE WOULDN'T Go.-A farmer
the other day was walking around
the central market in Detroit,
trying to find some chap willing
to gointo the country and do a
little work for good pay, when a
colored. man. accosted him ask
"Boss, does you want some one
to husk corn?"
- Yes; X've been looking all the
morning for some one."
S"'ll give a dlollar a day..
" And board.?"
ud ohickens an' pudding for
"An' Havana eigars to smoke ?"
"I- es so, stammerod the
"An' a coal stove right close
aioun' dar whar de corn is?"
"No, 1 never heard of a stove in
a corn field."
"well;,if dar's no stove out dar
you cat .coax dis. chile along.
Ize got p -take carebf my health,
even if dere isi''t a bushel of corn
raised in dis c6oatry."
Female suffrage is not popular
even in Wyoming-the "city of
refuge" for aspiring womanhood.
A letter in the Omaha Herald
Candor compels me to say that
the women 'of Wyoming seems- to
love the ferocious male brute who
tramples on their rights much bet
ter than political freedom ; they
do not seek offce ; have entirely
abandoned -the .jury room and
seem to be growing yearly more
inifferent about voting. T h e
rouble seems to be, that women
as a mass are unwihng to take up
the politcal problem, believing, as
they do, that their fathers, broth
ers, husbands and sweethearts will
manage .it 'as well as if they all
went into politics together. If
they wanted the franchise all over
the country, I don't see how. we
could refuse-the dear ereatures;
but they think more of pinbacks'
CHALK.-MOst people looking
at this substance would take it to
be a sort of hardened white mud.
Such is not the case, as the micro
scope shows is nothing but the
agglomerations of cr ea tuare s
almost invisible. Bearing this in
mind one is astonished at the pow
er of organic life which can pro
duce masses that form a rampart
to the coast of England. -Their
minuteness is such that a single
visiting card covered with a white
layer of chalk contains about 100,
000 shells. These are formed of
carbonate of lime, and are so small
that 10,000,000, are required to
weigh a pound, and 150,000,000 to
make a cubic foot of the same ma
How FoRTUNATE.-Barnum has
been lecturing at Chicago, and he
tlls the following story : In his
museum, a gentleman and daughu
ter stood-gazing at the Siamese
twins. The showman said they
were the most remarkable phe
nomenon in the known world,
were born in Siam, etc. "Brothers,
I suppose-?" reniarked the gentle
man, interrogatively, still looking
with wonder at the twins. "Yes,
sir, brothers; natural brothers,
too," said the showman. "My
dear," said the visitor, religiously,
turning to his daughter, "think of
the goodness of Providence in thus
linking two natural brothers to
gether. instead of two strangers."
THE HEALTH OF CHIL
The following letter has been
addressed to the New York Times
by a lady: Already I see with
sorrow that diptheria, that insidi
ous and fatal disease - has ta
ken some young children. There
have been several sudden changes
in temperature during the past
month, and again some very mild
and bright days., The winter has
not "set in." But is not such va
riable weatheo more dangerous
than the steady-cold? This is the
.time to watch carefully those ten
der little children; to notice if the
temperature be mild or cool before
seddingthm from 8"'heated house
into the street' to clothe them
comfortably, to cover the little
fegs not only with stockings
and gaiters, but with skirts Which
will hang as near to the ground
as may be without impeding the
Whence came and what retains
the fashion of leaving unclad or
half-clad the lower limbs of -deli
cate human beings? Adults are
well-covered, so there is no use in
habitaating children to be other
wise. Oar men domot wear Scotch
kilts. Why should young boys
have their knees exposed -td cold,
which if it do not produce promi.
nent local 'disease, weakens the
joi.ts and impairs symmetry.and
strength in after life?- Do parents
consider how damhp and clilly
the ground becomes at this season,
and how undesirable it is for the
tiny feet to stand long in the
park and squares, not' -circulating
their blood by exercise, but only
inhaling the somewhat frosty air,
and receiving a chill from the
grgund as they stand or sit by the
benches on which their respective
nurses eongregate ? Little ones
need a short airing in the sunshine
at this season. It is better to take
two a day than one protracted
lounge; and it should not be too
much trouble for a mother to no
tice which will be the least windy
direction for the walk. A sensible
unfashionable costume may save
children suffering and parents sor
row. But.who can 'expect care
for the children's limbs, when wo
men take none of their own heads?
Who has a bonnet for winter that
shields more than the crown of
the head? Ask any physician what
nerves are exposed to the keen air,
on the temples, unshaded even by
the hair ; behind the ears, un pro
tected by a ribbon string ; on the
brow and the top of the head,
whence the hat is set far back.
Men's hats are more protection
than these-scraps of millinery, and
even their short hair more cover
ing to the temples and throat than
is allowed by the present style of)
headdressing. But our girls are
brave, and will bear naaralgia,
earaches, throat diseases, even
paralysis of the brain, rather
than clothe any precious organ
which is decreed by fashion to be
ancovered. Mothers and children
will mourn the end, which they
will not use the means to avert,
and may find that a pound of cure
does not compensate for an ounce
Each lady that prepares food
for her family or superintends its
preparation should strive to have
it so inviting to the eye and pleas
ing to the taste, and invigorating
to the system, that no one will
have any occasion to be fretful or
dicon tented. Very much of the
unhappy and disagreeable feelings
of life are caused by iniproperly
cooked food. Many a h.usband
is called cross and fussy, when it
is more the result of the food he
receives from the hands of his
wife than of his natural disposi
No woman should spend so much
time in preparing something nice
for her family to eat, that she gets
too tired to meet them .with a
smile and kind greeting as they1
gather around the table. A sweet
smile and cheerful conversation
during a repast till do more to
aid digestion than any medicine
What requires more philosophy
than taking things as they come ?
THAT KALIKER DRESS.
One day, not long ago, an old
ehap from the interior, accompa
nied by his wife, entered a Vicks
burg dry goods store, and* after
looking around for a moment he
aid to the clerk:
"Pile yer best:kaliker down here
fore me for Mirandy wants a
As the pieces were tumbling
lown he continued:.
"Mirandy's been party good this
sammer, and she can have her pick
Df the best kaliker in the store."
The old man felt of ted.iereat
pieces and his wife tossed them
Dver, and finally, they settled on
- particular piece and he said:
"Cut her off nine yards o' that."
"What. aine yards I" echoed the
"That's what I said, Mirandy."
"I can't geta kaliker dress with
% loop up behind to it out'n lio
mine yard !" sh8 6xclaimed, turn
ing pale witli dismay.
"Who s a i d anything about
oops ?" he inquired. "Havn't you
iways got a kaliker dress -ot'n
"Yes but the fashion has 65ag
id. I'vegot to have fourteen _rds
"Have, eh? I'd like to see my*elf
buying fourteen yards!"
"Then you won't ?"
"Not if I die for it."
"You are an old miser " she
"Don't fo6r*ittWe alligator,
irandy," he wardia.
" pOh, I guess yo,d better buy
he dress" put in the clerk, hoping
to make peace.
"Shan't do it !" growled tlie
The wonan jaked down 4he
store, looked into the back yarid
turned and called out.:
"Come here a minute, WiliaM."
"What yer want ?" he inquired.
"Come here, darling.. I want to
whisper to you," she continued.
He-followed tre'r among the box
es. 'Her face wore a sniil,aad
lie suspected nothing. When be
was clear of the door she. turned.
and seized him by the windpipe,
rushed him baskward and flopped
him -over a pile of boxes.
"Mirandy, PIl. pound blazes
ont'n you for this," hoarsely whis
pered the man.
"William, it don't lay in your
backbone!1" she replied.
"Take that,"- he. gasped, trying
to kick her. '
He made a heavy struggle but
she clung to his throat and flop
ped him asoften as h0 partially
rose. After realizing the fight
was foul, he faintly inquired.
"Mirandy, what is your;object?"
"A kaliker dress," she prompt
"Nine yardas"! 1iorasked.
"PlumpTfonrteen," she respond
"Say twelve, Mirandy."
"Straight fourteen and no goug
Lg," she answered.
He made a great effort to throw
her off, but she banged him down
ad landed a blow on his nose in
"Mirandy," he gasped.
"Tell that young man to cut off
"That's right, William; that's
arty," she said loosening her
~rip and extending her hand.
',You won't say anything, Miran
"Not a whoop."
- He scrabled over the biek;
ence, and she went in and had
~he full number of yards cut off.
When ready to go the old man'
~as at the door with the mules,
"Mirandy took me by surprise,
>t its all right ; charge that kal
ker to my account"
If children were well paid for
tl the work they do from the
.stant they begin going alone,
h e y might accumulate large
wealth before the age of -ten.
Japanese offlials commit suicide
hen found guilty of theft or em
>ezzlement. American officials
etire to their farms and receive
he congratulations of friends.
Snam-crhb for the HEBALD.
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Done with NeaMens and Dispatch
TAmzD~ Jo0UN A Ls18 z- Mr.
A. iWnhx'&"1 - -who is abalt- to
start a-new5sape -at Oartary~fled,
called the PlanWs.l. Vdoat~W
literally borin in a pritig ofCe
and cradled.on an: old.fa"iowed
press. He told us the tale as rels
ted to hirn-bylhis lparevWte&
a man fi6ar 1ift years 0&M an
exceNlntAPd.well educaed WJAe
a poor young man, just ~rei
and an'Old prss of't~
itive kindAnd got &4,tI.nm
put it up iw- Huisw vies iu mie
office with him, dfid the 13oib
and 'Washing thereand nedim
at the case andpress. tMo
.other o~sstanos,Aod vetryh#tLfur..
nitare, one bed,aZ-Aoip eof &MAfk
a skfllet and oven,' gzKf4,t k0 -
ble furnitdre. Mrs. M,sbalT
confinement wais rather preum"tre.:
and the infant was wrapped in
its swaddling clotbes and laid p -
on the bed of the, press, as thre
was no other place to pat it. The'
boyv- was, ra,%ineftipAprue n e
Corth with renewed vigor ureu..'
conater the labor and tronl,leg4f
Life. Bat if at home he~ firnis -n*
restand there is th~t~ with b~a&
(ernper, jealousy an4 loom o~
sailed-with c n4~laintsand censure,
hope vanishes,~and h~Jink5 14o