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WE DON'T KEEP THEM
While others sine of the coming sprin,
Mine is a sadder socz.
Of tHe chUuren .sweet around our feet
O, we don't keep the children loaji
Not far.tKb day( fUf they'll flv away,
Atray ffain fh'is horse of ours.
Just as the snow in spring rl!l go,
.Just as in f all,"the flowers.- ""
The babies we bless. with fond caress,
And love still deeper, fonder.
Like birds will sing, like birds will vring,
Like birdS'the wide world wander.
; it i
The'leddjc jyecnpon'Tny krieeT m
Aroan shall meet myvrisioa f
White otijerjree.t as swift, as sweet.
May tread the field elysian.
The little sir! whose hair you curl,
Iler sweet rose-mouth soft kissing.
Away will trip, away will slip.
And you shall do;the missing, t . -f-
. . I:
We'll still be,near and still ba dear, ?
But oh. With eyes grown clearer,
Wo'H j-urely see that thero must bs
Another nearer, dearer.
Wc know that best isjjod'sbehest
Of each soft dove, whose nestling lovojt
Ilakeslife moreijjbrth the living. '
For JfXconld name sound most goad :-
AJfd crTccriestlo a mother,
'Twould be the shout when boys rush out
And rush luck with another.
Tliouch sweeter than this and deeper blis3
Is to dream when day is dying,
And on your breast in sleepy rest,
A tired little head is lying.
O, men we shall see, oh. women to be!
Some day we shall loveyou duly. i
But nowwhen you're Imall and'our all in. all
Most tcii'Jcrly and TrTost'-trnly " ''
So while you stay we'll thrust away
Silence, sorrow, sadness.
And ail to the brim from dawning dim.
Every day with gladness.
Lot others sing of the joys of spring,
Mine is a gladder song.
Of the children who metaround our feet.
Tiieir laughter loudj'their kisses-sweet.
!Mis3 Dolly's "Lesson in Lovo
How to Manage.
"Tears, idle tears! Niobc dissolved! My
dear child, vrhat on earth Ls the matter?''
Time : Four of a summer afternoon.
Place: A pretty boudoir, furnished in the
fashion of to-day, modeled on tho style
of LouLs Quinze, with a dash of "Liberty"
thrown in, and modern accessories, such as
crj-stal flower vases, three-volume novels,
and photograph-stands, juxtaiwscd with
Queen Anne silver and-knicknacks ancient
and modern. Dramatis Personac : a graceful
figure in white, flung with an air of desola
tion on the floor beside a sofa, her charming
neck visible lwneath delicious little rows
of golden curls, her frame, shaken by sobs;
an older woman standing a few yard3 dis
tant, dark, beautifully dressed, "good-looking
enough for any thing" without being
distinctly handsome, aged somewhere with
in thoTijrht side of thirty, and wearing an
expression half compassionate half amused.
There is a suspicion of .raillery in her voice,
whicjr'feltt.an&jleeply resented by,tha fair
sorrower. Anger is often akin to sorrow as
pity i3 to love, and the voice which responds
to tho question when reiterated is decidedly
"I wish you- would go away and leave mo
"I shall not do any thingof the sort." re
turns tho othe'r. "I am going to talk to you
and I do not cara in the least whether yon
arc angry or not, -although 'i had much
rather you would take my remarks in good
part." - .
"O," responds the voice, still smothered
in the sofa-cushion3, but losing nothing of
its resentful quality. "I know how clever
you are. and that you think that you can
manage every one's affairs a great deal bet
ter than themselves."
Che intends this to be a "nastct one," and,
sis a matter of fact, it does not fall very
pleasantly on the ears of her interlocutor;
but she sits down on the sofa, and replies
with good humor: "Well, my love, I may
confidently say that I could manage your af
fairs a great deal better than you manage
them yourself, and that if I were you, I
would have Mr. Clement Lascelles at iny
feet in a very short time."
liYi 1 , ,. . -. t
rurajips you naye nun mere now:'' says
the prostrate one, ceasing to sob and trying
to sneer instead.
"Well, Dolly dear, to tell you tho truth, I
fail myself to recognize in that young man
the charm which I observe he has for for
somo people; indeed, I do cousider him. a
poser, with an exasperatingly good opinion
of himself. If you ask .my candid opinion,
1 think that ho would be all the better 'for
being kic "
Dorothy flounces up in a moment "I will
trouble you not to insult my friends." she
cries, with flaming cheeks. "And it is not
very easy to believe your sincerity when ho
was sitting in your pocket all last night,
and you were out walking with him for two
hours this morning."
"In any case," replies Mrs. Dalton coolly,
"your remarks prove that I have had time
and opportunity to form, an opinion of his
qualities. I don't deny that he is good-looking,
but it is intolerable that he should bo
so conscious of it. I admit that he is not
without a certain amount of cleverness, and
hasjbeeu fairly well educated; but I vio
lcntlyjabj'ect to his .thinking' himself ablo
to sit in judgment on people a good deal
older and cleverer than himself."
'On you, for instance!" cnes Dolly.
"No, I was not thinking of myself, though
I admit the soft impeachment (the one re
garding my age, at least); andAvtiatl dis
like most of all is his placing himself on a
pedestal to be.looked at and longed for by
by prettiyjsniy littlo girl, who ought to know
better? fv - .
Dolly stiffens her back, and says, with an
assumption of dignitywbichsits indifferent
ly well uponlher 1f yottTvill excusb me,
I should prefer not discussing Mr. LasceQos
with you. You are perfectly welcomo to
your opinion of him, and I claim the liberty
of retaining ino." Thcnrher majesty, sud
denly.topplirig over, she says vindictively,
in quite Tlifferent tonojof voice : "Perhaps
you think l am such a fool that I don't sec
through youruean abuscof him!"-
"That I may -win arid wear" him 'myself!"
suggests Mrs. Dalton, quite good-humoredly.
"No, my dear and acute child, believe me,
you have not fathomed and unmasked my
baseness this time. I know your dear and
sensitive littlo heart is set upon this fascina
ting young man. I don't think there is
really any harm in him, and Iam mag-!
uanimous enough to be readyto showyoii
how to obtain his affections", Titid lomake"
him the suppliant instead of you."
"Suppliant!" cries Dolly, with fresh
flames from her burning heart ascending to
her checks. t
"Yes-suppliant I Every one, ray love,can
see Jegoostgf aUj-Jiow ypu-hang upon his
smiles, lid despair when tie is indifferent or
capr-daub'.'? I ' t f ' i ' . t l
iVra&lnakcs Dolly absolutely speechless.
If looks, etc., eta, Mrs. Dalton would, etc.,
"Don't be a goose, Dolly," resumes her
friend, not having suffered any visiblo in
jury from the lightning glances to which
she had been subjected. "Keep your temper,
and reap ttSaSvanfcgesoZ myuerjoragQ'
and experjS&ef $ f ' r w
"Keep them to yourself!"" retorS Doliy,
The first I must, whether or no, but the
latter shall bjyeurs. Come, dearxbild, you
KuoWiLai iatLLyou; Douore raacwncnx
a .Rr s. i 3 s T,
TJieirlovOjWhich makes all lif? complete
Thooyh we don'tkeep the children long!
mAute M.iCleary, in (lood
say I would n 'have your enchanter bsja
gift, and also that I am-desirous so see him
subjugated ,by7"s"pu. He shall be your, i
promise, and" I will only make one con
dition." Dolly scats herself on the sofa and allows
3Irs. Dalton to tike her hand, though she
looks rather sulky. StilL she doesT poor
little girl, regard Mr. Clement Lascelles as
the first prize hi the marriage lottery, and is
billing to take upon herself his part of the
contract; to worship him with her body, and
endow him with all her worldly goods. For
in a small way she is an heiress, though he
is not destitute of money, and has an excel
lent position. Truth to tell, the young man
is not what is called "a bad sort;" he has
good looks, good brains, and good manners,
when Ixz is not egged on to taking liberties
by the sillv flatteries of the other s?v Poor
Doily loves him madly, and has innocently
shown her pleasure in his notice and her
sufferings at his neglect Mrs. Dalton hav
ing paused to give due effect to her words.
Dolly, after a moment is constrained to say
rather sulkily, "Vell!"
"You must take the vow first"
"What vow" with latent irritation.
"The vow never to tell any human being
Mr. Lascelles least of all that I, or, for the
matter of that, any one, advised you how to
act toward him."
"0, of course, I promise."
"Promises are like pie-crust," replies Mr3.
Dalton; then, with an air of great solemni
ty, she goes to a small bookcase at the end
of the room, and comes back with a Bible.
"You must kiss the book," she says.
"O, no," cried Dolly, frightened. For she
knows that she never kept a secret in her
life, and is terrified at being put on an oath
which she may break in spite of herself, a
few hours later.
"Well," says Mrs. Dalton, firmly, "do you
want him or do you not J"
"Yes," cries Doilv, with tears in her eves,
"Then kiss the book."
"But how do I know there is any thing in
what you are going to tall me J" says doubt
"Because I say so. Do I not know the
world and meaT'
Dolly takes thj book, trembling. "What
am I to say i" she falters.
"Say: ! swear njt tj tell Clement Las
celles or any other person that Marian Dal-
.ton advised me how to win his alfections."
With a sudden desperate gesture Dolly
ki'ses the book and repaats tho formula
"Xow then!"'sho cries, excitedly.
Mrs. Dalton takes up her parable. "Clem
ent is really fond of you ho would be ex
ceedingly fond of you, if vou only allowed
"If I allowed him!" gasps Dolly.
"Ye3," repeats her adviser. "By all ow
ing him. I don't mean throwing yourself at
his head, and showing him that you adore
him; but b- making him doubt your love and
his own capacity for pleasing you. Different
men want different treatment. There i3
nothing so delightful to some as to see and
know that a woman cares for them it adds
ton-fold to their devotion for her; but I am
bound to say these men are in the minority.
Most of them are far more stimulated by
doubts and fears the woman becomes mora
dear as she seems more distant, and, as a
rule, when a man is literally crazy about
one of our sex, it Ls because she has worried
and tormented and kept him on a perpetual
baianccbetween hope and fear. Nowyou.and
others like you, have so hung upon Clement
Lascelles' looks and words, have so posi
tively shown him that he is a great being, a
lofty intellect, a rival to Apollo, that it is
not likely that he i3 coming off his e(3estal
to worship his worshipers. Your only
chance, my dear, is to abandon your wor
ship; to counterfeit indifference as best you
may, and to let a gradual and startling con
viction come over him that you were not
really in earnest, after all."
"It is very easy to talk," pouts Dolly.
"It is very easy to act too," returns Mari
an, "if you aro positively certain that your
plan of campaign is going to be successful."
"How do Iknow that it will be?"
"Try it for twenty-four hours and see how
"But I don't know what I am to do."
"You must be absolutely guided by me,
"and not act for one moment oa your own
"I daresay it will turn out all wrong,"
says Dolly, ungraciously, and that I shall
lose him altogether."
"All right" replies Mrs. Dalton, losing
patience and rising from her seat. "Do as
you like. After all. what on earth does it
matter to me whether you are happy or
miserable! Go your own way."
Dolly springs up and catches her by the
arm. "2so, no, Marian, don't go; don't be
angry. I will do whatever you tell me."
"Then hearken and obey. Dick Wynd
hani is coming to-night. You know he is
rather fond of you. Talk to him, and to
him only, all the evening. Do not glanco in
Mr. Lascellos' direction; I will keep my eve
on him and report to you how he takes it
If he appraehes you in the evening, look
bored and distraite, and reply to him by
"I shall never be able to do it," groans
"Not with such a big stake to win" (a
"Ah ! you don't know what it is to love !"
"Not as youdo, certainly," retorts Marian,
with an inflection of voice which Dolly is
not acute enough to catch.
Dick Wyudham arrives in time for dinner.
He is rather fond of Dolly he is exceed
ingly hard up, and wants her money even
more than her sweet self. He is bright and
amusing, has a considerable fund of small
talk, is devoted to sport, and has not Mr.
Lascelles' aesthetic Uute or lofty manner of
showing superiority. He has a genuine con -tempt
for a man who talks art and plays
classical music as Mr. Lascelles has for one
who thinks of nothing bat hunting, lawn
tennis and polo, though he rides fairly
straight and is an avcraga shot himself. -
Not a little disgusted is Lascelles, there
fore, when Dolly, whose sorrowfulness and
its cause have greatly soothed his compla
cency for the last twenty-four hours, sterns
to have eyes and ears for no one but this
half-witted soldier at dinner. Sho is looking
charming in a dress of a delicious apricot
tint, which ho has not seen before, (he is a
great connoisseur of dress;) if he could only
catch her eye, he would bsam on her one of
those glances which would have intoxicated
her maiden souL But whereas ft has been
his wont to meet her tender pleading glances
every two minutes heretofore, to-night ho
might be Banquo's ghost, and she one of
Macbeth's guests, for all she seems to see
him. His memory serves him up, various
sneering and savage quotations on the
theme of soueentfemmt varie. He is so little
congenial to Ms neighbor at dinner that sho
expresses the most unfavorable sentiments
regarding him in tho drawing-room later on,
causing Dolly to halt between the desira to
defend him hotly, and a sensa of pleasura
that some one besides herself hasr suffered
from his coldness. Mrs. Dalton makes a
pretext for calling Dolly aside.
"Excellent, my love!" she cries, in high,
good.humor, pressing tae girl's arm. "He
is enraged beyond 'measure. He scarcely
took his eyes off you. Go on and prosper !' '
Thus stimulated, Dolly does go on, and
prospers exceedingly. Whan Mr. Lascelles
and Dick approach simultaneously she de
votes her whole attention to the latter, and
has scarcely a word for the former, who
presently retires in tragic dudgeon, and
leans against the wall looking like HamleL
vLord Byron, or any other blighted being in
In reality, Dick is the person most to bo
pitied, although his face is alight with
smiles, and his heart aglow with anticipa
tions of possessing a lovely woman, and
satisfying the debtors who, metaphorically
speaking, take him by the throat, crying:
"Pay me what thou owest" Innocent crea
ture that he is, he stispects no treachery,
nor dreams that milk-white bosbm palpi
tates for the "infernal youngprig" over the
way. Dolly will play billiards and lawn
tennis with him on the morrow; in the aft
ernoon they are to ride together; and, as he
sits smo'dng after the ladies have retired,
he reflects on"' the most approved method
of asking a certain question.
Up to this moment Clement Lascelles has
not seen any necessity for putting his f ato
to the touch, because he had been absolute
ly certain of winning; but now that for the
first time he has a rival a rival that is pro
gressing by leaps and bounds in his lady's
favor he sees that something must be
done. He can njt have been befooled. She
love3 him cr or he the adept at reading
the secrets of souls, must foronce have been
deluded. Perish the thought!
With gloomy brow and stately step he re-tires-f
rom the smoking-room and seeks the
solitude of his chamber, but not his couch.
The dawn has long broken ere he courts re
pose. "Marian!" cries Dolly, a few hours later,
bursting into her friend's room while that
lady no early riser at the beat of times
still nestles among her pillows, "read this!"
and she sats herself on the bed in a state of
great excitement, whilst Mrs. Dalton lan
guidly p3rus3s tho letter thrust into her
"I call it great impertinence," sho re
marks, returning it to Dolly.
"Impertinence!" with wide-open cye3.
"Certainly!" and Mrs. Dalton, taking it
back, quotes from it:
' 'Though I can not pretend to offer you the
one greatpassion of a life sid passages beyond
the ken or other mortals have tarnished tae
pure luster which once surrounded my soul as
with a halo yet, if you will take a heart weary
with the sorrows of the ages, dimmed by the
darkling doubts with which an intimate knowl
edge of humanity clouds the spirit, take me to
your tender breast and let ms nnd shelter there
from life's griefs and disappointments. What
recompense a heart blighted as mise has been
can bestow I will strive to make to your angelic
sympathy and gooiness.' "
"13 it nat beautiful.'" cries Dolly, in an
ecstasy. "I wonlerwhatheraeans; Isup
Iosa some, horrid woman threw him over
'I think it is exceedingly impertinent, and
I hope you will resent it."
"Resent it!" almost shrieks Dolly. "Why,
it is a declaration !"
"Get me my blotting-book off that table,"
commands Mrs. Dalton, resolutely. "Now,"
she says, beginning to write, "you will an
swer it in this way, or I wash my hands of
you, and to-morrow ho will have reduced
you to abject misery again."
She writes hurriedly for a few minutes,
and then, with heightened color, reads tho
draft aloud :
"Dear Mr. Lascercs I have receded your
melancholy letter, and am truly sorry for all
you seem to have suffered. Hut, for my part.
I look upon the world as a very pleasant place,
an 1 have made up my mind to enjoy myself as
much as possible: so as I could not console
you, and you, with the ideas you express, would
make me miserable. I think you had much bet
ter look for somebody whose temperament
is more like your own. I suppose you mean mo
to anderstand that you have been much more in
love with some one else than you are with me,
which, to say the loast, is not very flattering
'Sol I must have an undivided heart, or none a:
all. Your sincere friend. D. S."
There is a desperate fight between Mrs.
Dalton and Dolly before the latter cau be
persuaded to copy and forward what she
considers a heartless and flippant missive.
In tho end Marian triumphs, Mr. Lacellcs
does not appear to breakfast, and Dolly,
though her soul quakes within her, laughs
and talks to Dick.
Later in the morning, when thiy are play
ing lawn-tenni3, Clement Lascelles, feeling
much smaller than he lias ever done in his
life, seeks counsel from Mrs. Dalton. With
an angelic smile sho alternately pricks him
with daggers and makes him gulp down
bowls of poison; but she doos him an ex
cellent turn by taking a good deal of tho
nonsenso out of him. He confesses that ha
adores Dolly. How, oh how, is he to win her
Has he the ghost of a chancel
Mr3. Dalton, looking solemn, declares
her inability to reply to this. She
hints, too, at Dolly's youth and love
of amusement. She hints, too, at Dick's
unflagging good spirits and temper. And
the upshot of it is that when Dick re
turns crestfallen, from his afternoon ride
with Dolly, having 3poken and received his
answer, Clement Lascelles carries off tho
young lady to her boudoir on pretence of
wanting to be shown something, and, re
placing the melancholy of Hamlet by the
conquering airs of young Lovelace, takes
her in her arms, swears he ha3 been a fool,
and has never really loved any one but her
sweet self, and that if she accepts him her
life shall be one round of pleasure.
Twenty minutes later, Dolly has passed on
all his embraces and moro to Marian.
"How clever you are, darling!" she says,
To which Mrs. Dalton replies: "Nov.-you
know how to manage him, make good use of
vour knowledge." Lowlon World.
Charms Ajalnst tho Y.vl Kye, Disease and
Next to a commercial grandee you
will find a patriarch versed in the Koran
and. possessing the power of writing
extracts from the book of the prophet,
and through them and his own venera
ted mediation of insuring the individ
ual made happy possessor of the
valuable document by paving a few
sous against disease, bad luck, tho evil
eye and innumerable misfortunes.
A charming old acquaintance of mine,
near whose sanctified abode I made
several studies and took refuge when it
rained, seemed to have an extensive
practice- in writing these charms on
eggs, perhaps three times a week at
one sou each.
These charms are more frequently
written on paper to be folded and in
closed in amulets, which arc generally
square or triangular in shape, and
made of silk, leather and tin. As they
believe in the efficacy of these scraps of
paper, so are they superstitious about
paper generally; they object, for in
stance, to going before French authori
ties to settle their grievances against
each other, preferring verbal discus
sions of their case in presence of their
cadi, for thev fear that all sorts of
harmful words may be written besides
the name of God and subsequently
used to their condemnation. Children
wear them around tho neck or tied to
their cap; men and women wear them
on their person, sometimes abovo the
elbow, and in their garments; horses
have them attached to tho band passing
acro3s their chest to protect them from
the evil cje. Those worn by the women
Of tho higher and wealllry classes are
inclosed in richly engraved cases of
gold and silver and suspended to chains
slung over the shoulder and passing
around the waist, they add greatly to
the richness of their costume and form
part of their wealth.
"Tell me, Baia, what do you do when
you fall ill. I suppose you call in a
"O no; the men may do so when they
are sick, for our Arab doctors are far
superior to the French, but we women
go to the marabout; he writes a few
words from certain chapters in the
Koran, such as these: 'God is the best
protector.' 'He is the most merciful of
those who show mercy;' or, 'A guard
against every rebellious devil,' etc
This paper we chew and swallow, and
with a little water which he gives us
from the sacred well of the mosque
Sidi Abd-el-Rhaman we need no more,
and in a few days we recover." Har
Kate Upson Clarkn Discusses tlio Immoy
nlltjr of Hckue-n.
The head of a well-known seminary
used to say to her pupils: "The time
will come when men will be lined and
imprisoned for baini? sick. In this :i;e
of intelligence and lhrhr, it ia a crime
to ba sick.' In a country and .i raco
where hereditary weakness, dense ig
norancft and unavoidable accideuts aro
responsible for a large portion of the
illness suffered, this excellent lady's
sweeping prophecy will not come true
at present. But, leaving out of sight
tiie classes named, is she so very far out
of the way? Among us who read and
think, and are supposed to understand
something of the law of our own bodies,
is there not a vast number of ailments
which we might avoid perfectly well
except for blameworthy carelessness, or
wrong indulgence of appetite, or silly
fear of the criticism of our "friends?"
A prominent and respected citizen of
one of our inland towns had a verv nice
pie for dinner the other day, nnd was
helping himself to a second piece, when
his daughter said: "Take care, father,
or 3'ou will surely bring on one of 3-our
headaches." "I declare," he said (a3
we have all heard people say some
times under similar circumstances').
"this pie is so good that it is worth a
littlo trouble. I've got to have another
piece, any way." lie was laid up for
three days afterward, and paid for
three visits from the doctor during their
painful course. Was not that man
directly to blame for ail the trouble ho
made others as well as himself?
Dr. Johnson saj's: "Every man is a ras
cal as soon as he is sick." It is sure that,
with the exception of some of earth's
heaven-inspired saints, most of us do
lose what little virtue we possess under
the spell of wearing pain, the con
sciousness that our business is jroinc:
awry, and the other trials attendant
upon illness. Our sanitary experts de
clare that the vast majority of the
crimes committed in the world are due
primarily to bad food or to hunger. It is
a well-established fact that very many
men and women acquire tho drinking
habit from the craving of the stomach,
which there is no nutritious food to
satisfy. A thorousrhlv-sane mind cau
only exist in a thoroughly-sane body.
In view of the facts here presented,
which are only types of hundreds fa
miliar to us all, we are forced to ad
mit that by exercising tho faculties
with which a kind Providence has on
Jowed us our intelligence, our self
restraint we may avoid by far the
greater part of physical ills which ou r
tiesh is heir to. Since these ills bring
:rouble to our families, from the actual
jxertion they are forced to make (to
say nothing of the endurance of all our
invalid whims and caprices); cause ex
pense which we can often ill afford to
bear; presumably shorten our lives (in
other words slow suicides), and make
us less able to do useful work and bear
hard strains in the future, and, above
.ill.strengthen the always strong enough
lendency in human nature to center its
thoughts in self rather than in higher
nul altruistic channels since these
things are so. most of our little illnesses
become absolute immoralities in us, and
we should hate them sincerely, and
shun them by every means in our oow
ONE CAT AT A TIME.
Don't Scatter Your Shot If You Want to
A youngster, whose upper lip betrays
signs of the coming soup filter, wants
to know what business will pay him
best. That is a hard question. If he
is looking for the article that causes the
female equine to get up and hump her
self, and cares not how he obtains it,
he might acquire a considerable quan
tity by opening a savings bank and
suspending at the proper time; but if
he has not the talent to become a first
class thief, he had best select some
legitimate business and stick to it until
he is cither called to join tho angels or
acquires a competency. It is not al-
w:i3-s the most talented men who be
come most successful. Tho brilliant
men are too often brilliant failures.
They can do almost any thing, and
they don't do it while men with less
talent but more judgment fight it out
on their chosen line through storm and
calm, and bag the game. The man
who can do one thing well is in greater
demand than tho man who can do al
most any thing indifferently. Load
your artillery carefully and blaze away
at the same Thomas cat until you fetch
him. Don't cripple him and' let him
get away while you arc looking for a
flock of, felines to tire into. We know
a man who is an indifferent workman
at three trades, and. has dabbled in a
dozen diffcrentlincs of business. He is
not wortji a dollar, and yet he is am
bitious and possessed of considerable
talent He was in too big a hurry to
get rich. He scattered his shot. He
wanted to bag a barn full of cats at
once, and the consequence is that he is
out of cats, while his more patient
neighbors have felines to throw at tho
birds. Don't scatter your shot. Texas
A Chapter on Taste.
Tpte is tho power to perceive the
beautiful. Experience is needed for
this, and, therefore, the formation of
taste is not only varied, but gradual.
No one would be content to adhere to
his childish judgment, for in most cases
it would be but an imperfect one. In
the period of youth all is novelty and
the estimate of every thing is naturally
exasperated. A young man goes to tho
theater for the first time; the actors aro
by do means talented, the scenic ar
rangements are any thing but realistic
but it is of no consequence, the youth is
enchanted it is a new world to him
and he is, therefore, so carried away
that he is absolutely incapable of form
ing a sound judgment; it is not that his
taste is bad, but it is simply unformed.
But besides experience, cultivation is
required. To acquire a good style in
composition, and, therefore, to thor
oughly appreciate the best writers, it is
by no means sufficient to have written
a great deal, experience is not enough
here; thero must be a careful study of
the best authors, and this study will bo
a great assistance to the acquirement
of a sound literary taste London
What They nave Doue and the Wondcra
They Have Kevealeti.
Explorers from America are in every
land and on every sea. Already she
has contributed her quota of martyls
in the frozen North, and has led the
way to the torrid regions of Africa.
The people of Europe, through Colum
bus, opened up a new world for us;
and we, through Stanley, have dis
covered a new world in the old for
Much has been done on land, litttle
on the other three-forths of the earth's
surface. lint here Americans had laid
the foundations of a new science the
geography of the sea.
Our explorers have mapped out the
surface of tho ocean and discovered the
great movements of the waters. They
have traced the southward liow of the
Arctic waters to temper tho climate of
the torrid zone. They have followed
the northward sec of the heated waters
of the couator and have shown how
they form these wonderful rivers of
warm water that How, without Avails,
through the colder waters of the sea
until they strike the western shores of
Euope and America, and how they ren
der habitable the almost Arctic coun
tries of Great Britain and Alaska.
They have even followed these warm
currents further and shown how they
penetrate the Arctic Ocean to lessen
the rigors of the Arctic cold. Bravely
but vainly have they sought for the
ignis fatuus of explorers tho open
polar sea produced by the actiou of
the warm waters from the south.
American explorers have sounded
the depths of the ocean, and discovered
mountains and valleys beneath the
waves. Thpy have found the great
plateaus on which the cables rest that
bring us into instantaneous communi
cation with the rest of the world. The;
have shown the probable existence of a
vast submarine range of mountains,
extending nearly the whole length of
the Paciiic ocean mountains so high
that their summits rise above the sur
face to form islands and archipelagoes
in the Pacific, and all this vast region
of the earth, which, a few years
ago, was considered uninhabitable on
account of the great pressure, they
have discovered to be teeming with life.
From the depths of the ocean the
have brought living things, whoso lives
were spent under conditions of such
pressure that the elastic force of their
own bodies burst them open before
thej- could be brought to the surface;
living creatures, whose self-luminous
spots supplied them with the light de
nied them in the deep abyss from which
they sprang abysses so deep that the
powerful rays of the sun could only
feebly penetrate to illuminate or warm.
Prof. G. G. Gardiner.
Somo of Thoso Which Great Men of tho
I'ast aml'l'resent Have Attended.
"To the memory of General Winfiold
Scott, who was for many years a mem
ber of the vestry of this church."
That was what I read on one of the
windows of St John's Episcopal church
of this city, as I passed out with the
congregation that had been packed
within that grand old church edifice
alongside Lafayette Square. On other
windows were similar inscriptions com
memorating other distinguished officers
of army and navy, who had been con
nected with tho church. One of them
indicated that it had been erected to the
memory of Mrs. Arthur by her husband,
Chester A. Arthur, who was a regular
worshiper at this church during his
Presidcuc'. This suggested a query as to
whether or not the prominent people of
the nation, those who make and admin
ister the laws, are church-goers. Look
ing about I saw in the congregation
Senator Edmunds, with his white beard
and tho black skull cap which
ho always wears in the Senate Cham
ber; Senator Evarts. with his hands
clasped behind his back; Congressman
Blanchard, of Louisiana, who had
sought a scat in tho gallery but had
been unable to find one. and a number
of grizzled old army officers. A look
over the records of the church shows
that President Madison and a number
of other occupants of the White House
between his term and that of the pres
ent incumbent There are a half-dozen
or more churches in Washington whicli
boast one or more Presidents among
their mombers or regular attendants at
various times. The oldest church in
tho citj- of Washington, "Christ
Church," Episcopal, which, by the way,
is as old as the city of Washington it
self, having been built in 1795, five
years before the scat of government
was transferred here, was the religious
house of President Monroe, as it was
of other Presidents of early days. .Its
cemetery was known as "Washington
Parish Burial Ground." but when it
had been used as the resting place of
many Congressmen who died here, it
was rcchristoned "Congressional Cem
etery." Tho Presbyterian church,
where the President now attends, was
attended by Presidents Jackson. Polk.
Pierce and Buchanan. Another Pres
byterian church, nearer to tho White
House, was President Lincoln's church.
President Grant attended the Metro
politan Methodist Episcopal church.
Hayes attended the Foundry Methodist
church, nearer the Executive Mansion.
Washington L ettcr.
Let Your Motives be Good.
It is the motive tuat, more than any
thing else, renders an action good or
bad. However fair the look of an ac
tion may be, if the right motive be
wanting, the action is hollow; if tho
motive be a bad one, the action is rot
ten at the core Who cares for an out
ward seeming,, or show of friendship
or affection, unless the heart be also on
the same terms? Who does not prize
a rough outside, when it covers an
honest inside, more than the most
fawning fondness from a heart that is
cold and false? Thus it is right to insist
on the principles for their own sake,
because the principles give their value
to the actions, not the actions to the
principles, for they are but dross. The
principles are the gold on which is to
be placed the stamp, and if the gold is
not good, the stamp, though it often
deceives the people, gives it no real
worth. iK T. Ledger.
FARM AND FIRESIDE. -
If the hens are inclined" to pull
feathers, give them a little raw salt
po rk. Whenever a fowl is killed for
the table or market, let them have the
feathers to eat.
Farmers' Cake: Take one cup of
sugar, one cup of sour cream, two small
cups of llonr, one cg and one teaspoon
of soda dissolved in warm water and
stirred in hist very briskly. Flavor
Oatmeal Cookies: One cup of
sugar, two eggs, one cup of flour, one
cup of cold boiled oatmeal, one tea
spoon of soda, two teaspoons of cream
tartar, one tablespoon of butter; roll
thin and bake in a quick oven.
Meat Salad: Chop fine one or two
pounds of corned beef, then take two
thirds of a cup of vinegar, one table
spoonful of sugar and one egg. Beat
all together and pour into a frying-pan
and let boil; then pour into a dish to
mold. Serve in slices when cold.
Pruning when dormant tends to
impart vigor; but if dono when grow
ing or in leaf it checks growth, and
therefore a feeble tree should never be
pruned after growth commences in the
spring. But healthy, strong growers
may be lightly pruned at either season.
Chocol ate Meringue: Boil one pint
of rich milk, add half a teacup of butter,
one teacup of sugar and three ounces of
grated chocolate; let it boil, and when
cool add the whites of four eggs; pour
this in a pudding, dish lined with slices
of sponge cake and bake; cover with
meringue and let it brown. Eat with
Sheep should bo assorted into a
sufficient number of flocks to enable tho
keeping of each grade separat-3 that is,
the lambs, tho old and weak sheep, the
breeding ewes arid the big wethers
should be kept in separate Hocks. This
would give each grade an equal chance,
and tho sheep would do better in con
sequence. Lemon Tarts: Line pans with
paste. Squeeze tho juice from four
lemons, grate the rind of two; add tho
yelks of six oggs and the whites of two;
add a pound of granulated sugar; place
in a small pan or a kettle of boiling
water; stir until a thick paste is formed.
Fill the shells and bake in a quick oven.
Cover with meringue and set in tho
stove three minutes.
Increasing demand for good butter
with the certainty of its continuance, is
the best assurance a farmer can get for
engagiug in dairying. It also gives
steady employment throughout the
year, is a constant source of income,
rapidly enriches the soil, may be car
ried on with small capital, and is prof
itable on high-priced land. Prairie
Farmers must realize that they can
not expect to reap a rich harvest unless
the crop is supplied with feeding ma
terial from the soil in which the seed is
planted. How each one's particular
soil is to be fed in the best and most
economical manner is a question for in
dividual determination. Farm ma
nures are always reliable and should
bethb main dependence, supplementary
with special fertilizers.
Do not put even the knife blades
into boiling water, as the heat of the
metal may cause the shank to expand
and crack the handle. Set the knife
blades down in a little pitcher with
warm water until yon arc ready to
wash and dry them. Merely wipe the
handles with a damp cloth. After dry
ing the blades rub on a little powdered
rotten stone, moistened to a paste with
a few drops of water, and polish with
a clean, soft cloth. In this way they
will not want cleaning every day on a
board or in a machine, both of which
processes wear the blades very much.
CROPS AND PROFITS.
Decrease the Average nnl Increase
Yield the Secret or Succe'.
There is but little question that in
raising small crops farmers lose the
larger part of the proQts that might
be secured. The iaisinr of a crop of
wheat that only yields ten bushels, can
hardly be made to pay expenses, if in
deed it does not prove a loss, while if
the yield is increased to twenty bushels
per acre a fair profit may be realized.
This holds good with nearly all kinds
of farm products. To this may be
added the fact that small yields almost
invariably imply low quality, and this
in turn generally means low prices that
.mi e .1 . Tl i. . i:, T
Skill. llUUlUI cut UU1V1I LIIU JUUUIS. Xi. II
certain number of bushels arc neces
sar' to pay running expenses in rais
ing the crop for market, the difference
of a comparatively small quantity in
the 3'ield and quality will make the
difference between raising the crop at
a profit or suffering a loss.
In a majority of cases a better result
can be secured if we are more careful
to make the soil richer; to properly
prepare in a good tillable condition; to
use the bast quality of seed and to give
more thorough cultivation. Each of
these effect the yield and the quality
more or less, and if all are given in a
thorough manner, it will only be in ex
ceptional cases, when a sufficiently
larger yield will not be secured to
make the crop profitable.
In very many cases the work of pre
paring the land, securing the seed,
planting and cultivating, is very little
less when a small 3'ield is secured than
it is with a good crop, and often a
small amount of additional work will
very materially increase the yield.
A little more time spent in harrow
ing, or an additional working with the
cultivator, will often make a consider
able difference in the yield; better a
less acreage of almost any crop, with a
thorough preparation of the soil, care
ful seeding in good season, and with
thorough cultivation given at the right
time and in a proper manner, than a
larger acreage less thoroughly pre
pared and less care taken in the selec
tion and planting of the seed, and
with the cultivation less thorough.
It ii an important item with all
crops to have the seed sown in
good season. But when you are at
tempting to plant a larger acreage than
you can be able to properly manage,
there is considerable risk of at least a
portion, not being planted as it should
be. Decreaso the acreage and increase
the yield, will in a great majority of
cases increase the profit. larm, Field
GENERAL BUG BUSINESS
Giics Especial Attention to Collections
Buys and Sells Foreign and Do
Negotiates Mortgage Loans
3r"AU business promptly attended to. tfj-
(Klaloti & Company.)
ABILENE, - - -
Transacts a general banking business
Xo limit to our liability.
A. W. RICE, 1). R. GORDEX, J0I1S
JOHXTZ, W. K. GILES AND
T. II. MALOTT.
T. H. MALOTT, Cashier.
J. E. Box ebraks, Pres. I Theo. MosnEit. Casi
FIRST NATIONAL BANE,
OS n. 1 1 1 r,-i.;m itt,
Capital, 875,000. Surplus, Slo.OCOt
STA.MBAUGK, KURD & DEWEY,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
T. S. BflRTOri, Prop'r,
Respeotfully inntes the citizens of Abi
lene to his Jlakery, at the old Keller
stand, on Third street, where ho has.
:onstautly a supply of the best
to be found in the city. Special orders
for anything in my line promptly at-i
tended to on short notice.
7. S. BARTON.
hi T. OQSS & GO.
Respectfully inform all who intend
building in Manchester and vicinity
that they are prepared to furnish
AS LOW AS THE LOWEST.
M. T. GOSS (& CO.,
ST. LOUIS m THE EAST.
3 Daily Trains S
Kansas City and St, Louis, Mo.
Equipped with Pullman Palace Sleeper
and Buffet Cars.
FREE RECLINING CHAIR CARS
and Elegant Coaches.
THE MOST DIHECT LINE TO
TEXAS and the SOUTH.
lo principal points In tho
3L.ONE STAB STATE.
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