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VOL. VL--NO. 49.
EATON, OHIO, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1873.
THE OLD COUPLE.
It stands In a gunny meadow,
The bouse so mossy and brown,
With its cumbrous old stone clriiuncys.
And the gray roof slopiug down.
The tree fold their green arms around it,
The trees a century old ;
And tiie winds go chanting through them,
And the sunbeams drop their gold.
The cowslips spring in the marshes,
And the roses bloom on the hill ;
And beside the brook on the pastures,
The herbs go feeding at will.
The children have gone and left them,
They sit in the sun alone !
And the old wife's tears are falling
As she harks to the well-known tone
That won her heart in her girlhood,
That has soothed her in many a care,
And praises her now for the brightness
Her old face used to wear.
She thinks again of her bridal
How, dressed in her robe of white,
She stood by her gay young lover
In the morning's rosy light.
Oh, the morning is rosy as ever.
But the rose from her cheek is fled ;
And the sunshine still is golden,
Bnt it falls on a silvered head.
And the girlhood dreams, once vanished,
Come back in her winter time,
Till her feeble pulses tremble
With the thrill of spring-time's prime.
And looking forth from the window,
She thinks how the trees have grown
Since, clad in her bridal whiteness,
She crossed the old doer-stone.
Though dimmed her eye's bright azure,
And dimmed her hair's youug gold,
The love in her girlhood plighted
Has never grown dim nor old.
They sat in peace in the sunshine
Till the day was allnoBt done,
And then, at its close, an angel
Stole oer the threshold stone.
He folded their hands together
He touched their eyelids with balm
And their last breath floated upward
Like the close of a solemn psalm.
Like a bridal pair they traversed
The unseen, myBtical road
That leads to the beautiful city
" Whose builder and maker is God."
Perhaps in that miracle country
They will give her lost youth back,
And the flowers of a vanished spring-time
Will bloom in Uie spirit's track.
One draught from the living waters
Shall call back his manhood's prime.
And eternal years shall measure
The love that outlived time.
But the shapes that they left behind them,
The wrinkles and silver hair,
Made holy to us by the kisses
The angel had printed there.
We will hide away 'neath the willows.
When the day is low in the west,
Where the sunbeams cannot find them,
Nor the winds disturb their rest.
And we'll suffer no tell-tale tombstone,
With its age and date, to rise
O'er the two who are old no longer
In the Father's House in the skies.
Algiers is the Fans of Africa, or
rather, not a portion of Africa, bnt a
Eart of France, that had been created
j the armies in times of peace as it had
been conquered in a war by the French
armies. Algiers is Paris, of course, bnt
in becoming French it has not lost all
its oriental peculiarities, and in this it
is as much more attractive than Paris as
romance is to real life.
When I was ordered to remain in Al
giers with my regiment coming from
Marseilles, I came with most delightful
anticipatioms. I was a young lieuten
ant then, and my success with the fair
sex in various garrison towns where I
had been gave me most brilliant ideas in
regard to the adventures that would be
fall me in Algiers. Houris, with eyes
like stars, enveloped in cashmere, cov
ered with dimonds, living in palaces
with fountains of rose-water, and bowers
of orange flowers, rose before me. In
deed, the officers talked so much and so
eagerly about the charms of the Eastern
women, their passion and their devotion,
that I felt ready to risk my life to obtain
a sight of one of the lovely creatures
who haunted my dreams.
Now this was to be the romance of my
life. The reality was already all ar
ranged and settled in Europe and to
tell the truth, though my imagination
was in Algiers, my heart was in France
with the girl to whom 1 had been be
trothed since my infancy. Like all
Frenchmen, I knew that I could marry
only the young lady who would be
thought by my parents to be suited to
me in station and fortune ; I knew that
only such a wife could suit me, and had
' not the slightest idea that my Eastern
romance would interfere with any of my
engagements, not even with my love.
For I loved my betrothed, though I
had not seen her since she was a child.
The daughter of an old friend of my
father's, she had been brought up by
her mother in the strictest seclusion,
and in my wandering, soldier's life, I
had not seen her for six years. But this
was my last year's probation ; at the
close of the autumn I was to return to
Marseilles : Cecile was to come with her
mother beneath my father's roof, and we
were to be married.
The passion I intended to feel for one
of the Oriental houris had nothing to
do with the holy love for my future wife
for the future mother of my children.
She was incased in the holiest temple of
my heart the very altar fire of my life ;
the Oriental episodes were but as the
lightning flashes of the summer storm,
brief, brilliant, and evanescent.
It so happened that at one of the cafes
I made the acquaintance of an intelli
gent, rich old Jew merchant, who, from
the first, appeared to take extraordinary
interest in me. Me amused me with de
tails of Oriental life and manners ; told
- me the legends of the country ; and, in
fact, seemed to be a living page from
the "Arabian Wights.
In return, I told him all the circum
stances of my life, all my military ad
ventures, and even, in a moment of ex
traordinary confidence, went so far as to
tell him all about Cecilo and our future
marriage. This was done rather to give
him an idea of our European customs
than with any idea of connding in him.
I scarcely felt the indelicacy of talking
about Cecilo, because he was so utterly
a 8 transrer to her.
I had been some weeks in Algiers,
watching anxiously for an adventure,
when one day a note was put into my
hand. It was highly perfumed, and tied,
instead of being sealed, with a gold
thread. It was written in a most elegant
hand, and was in the purest French, and
it bade me repair at nine o'clock to one
of the mosques, where a most important
revelation would be made to me. Here
was an adventure at last. In the excite-
- ment of the moment I rushed to the
" What am I to do ? What does this
Bean f "
" It means that you are a handsome
dog, and that some of our lovely women
have fallen m love witli you.
" What am X to do T
" Go to the redezvoua, of course ?"
"Will there be danger ? Must I go
" It would be more prudent."
At nine o'clock, as the clock struck.
some one touched me on the shoulder.
" You are exact that is well," and as
I turned I beheld an old woman, dressed
in the costume of the country, standing
Are you Lieut. Raoul Duchene ?"
said she, speaking in French, and with
only a slight accent.
" You are lately from Marseilles ?"
"You remember Cecile ?"
"Cecile," I cried " Cecile Velaze?"
" 'Tis she who has written to you."
" Cecile, my betrothed : she is in Bor
deaux, with her mother."
&he was, but she is now here a slave
" But the letter is not m her writ
.Not as you knew her writing for
" True, a slave Cecile a slave? Mow
did she know that I was here ?"
" She saw you from behind the grat
ing of her window."
" Take me to her inclosure.
" Not until you have given me your
word that you will save her. "
" At the risk of my me ; but how, in
Heaven's name, did she get here ?"
"She will tell you all to-morrow, when
iiet me see ner to-nignt.
" To-morrow, then. I shall not rest
" To-morrow ; but remember, silence
an indiscretion might ruin all !"
I was obliged to be satisfied, but my
excitement was so great that I could
not restrain it. I confided all to my
friend the Jew.
Be very prudent," said the Jew,
" and remember that the French Gov
ernment allows the natives the exercise
of their religion and the freedom of
their own special trades. To interfere
between a merchant and his slave would
I listened, of course, to no arguments,
and at 9 o'clock the next night was at
the place the Arab woman had indicated.
Cecile, my Cecile, the pure and gentle
young girl in the power of a Mahome-
dan, it was horn Die.
Follow me, said the old woman,
and we entered a low gate, and, after
various windings, found ourselves in a
white marble hall most brilliantly illumi
nated. Hero is the danger. Once we can
get through here into Cecile's apartment
we are safe."
We crossed the hall without impedi
ment. We entered the apartment,
which seemed dim to mo after the
hall ; but bright, indeed, all appeared
when, from an inner room, a lady ad
vanced. She wore the costume of the country,
and the heavy silver vails with which
the women are concealed in Algiers fell
In another instant she raised her vail,
and I beheld the loveliest creature I had
ever seen in my life her large, brilliant,
yet melting eyes, fixed on me.
x threw myseu at ner ieet.
" Do I then see you again ?"
" Raoul," she replied, in a low, soft
voice, nave you not forgotten me? do
you not love me still ?"
iiove you still i .Never nave you
been out of my thoughts ; but how are
you here ? Here and a slave ! How
did you leave your nappy nome t now
did vou come in this man's power ?"
" Xjisten to me, Jtiaoui, and you will
see how naturally I fell into the toils
three years ago. A young Arab was
sent to Bordeaux to complete his educa
tion. He fell in love with me. A mar
riage between us was, of course, impos
sible, even had I not been betrothed to
vou. Hassan understood this, and
seemed to have abandoned all the feel
ings of love he had entertained for me.
A month since he announced to ns his
departure for his native country, and,
as a last proof of his friendship, asked
my mother to honor him with a visit on
board the vessel that was to take him
from us a condescension he called it.
Mv mother consented. We went, ac
companied only by Massan, who came
to fetch us. It was easy to separate us,
both curious as we were to see tie vari
ous parts of the ship. When at last I
tried to rejoin my mother, she was gone.
What became of her X cannot tell you.
All I know is that the vessel sailed,
while I fell in" a swoon at the feet of
Hassan. When I recovered, he told me
that he had determined that I should be
his ; he had sacrificed everything to
obtain me. So I am here, and Provi
dence has sent you to my assistance.
" This very night we will fly J
" That cannot be. I should be miss
ed, traced, and again captured. No,
Kaoul, you must take me hence to a
French vessel ready to sail that very
" But 1 cannot go with you. X dare
not leave Algiers without leave of ab
' I can reach Marseilles in saf ety.
There I can await you. Only get me
bevond the power of these people.
x swore to iree her to ooey her
she was so beautiful, so tender, so sad,
that I would have dared anything for her
deliverance. li.ach night, introduced
by the Arab woman, I come to her. She
was more lovely even than I had ever
dreamed. She had grown into a diller
ent being from tho one I had cherished
in mv heart ; often, in our short inter
views, did I refer to our early days, but
the remembrance seemed too sad for
her to hear the names of those we loved,
her family mine; all brought tears to
There was an ineffable joy to me in
these interviews, stolen and dangerous
as they were, and but of a few minutes'
duration : still X burned to free her
from the power of this Hassan, even
the pain of not seeing her. I would
have tried the French authorities, but
what had I to prove the truth of my story
or the identity of Cecile ? Then the
French authorities are chary of inter-
f ereaee with the native customs; in fact,
as Cecile said, the only safety lay in
our secret flight. Hassan was away.
Once Cecile had been in his power, he
had made no effort to force her love ;
he trusted to time, to absence from all
other ties, and to his devotion, to ulti
mately obtain her love.
At the thought of this my heart beat
with rage and terror. I resolved to de
lay no longer. Vessels were sailing ev
ery day to France, but I wanted not a
vessel full of passengers, but some
small merchant vessel, where none
would know even of Cecile's presence.
At last it was found, and all was ar
ranged. A European dress was procur
ed and conveyed to Cecile. In these
one night, without any interruption, she
passed out of Hassan's palace the way I
We were in the street ; I dared bring
no conveyance. We had to walk with
rapid steps down to the quay. On we
rushed, when suddenly a man darts
from one of the dark porticoB, and
stands before us.
It was my friend, the Jew.
"You are pursued," said he; "her
flight is discovered. Trust her to mo ;
here is my house. X can shield her.
No one will suspect me. You can save
her only thus, and only thus save your
self the disgrace which, as an officer,
will fall on you."
" XJisgrace J cried Decile, starting
from me ; "take me, lead me anywhere.
With me she is sale ; come to-mor
row ; she will be ready.
" But she will miss the vessel ; it sails
There will be another, then ; but X
hear footseps ; fly."
The Jew and Cecile disappeared into
one of the houses, and I, bewildered
and deeply mortified, went to my quar
ters. The next dav there was a ereat rumor
in the town the French authorities had
been appealed to a most daring rob
bery had been committed ; one of the
favorite slaves of the dethroned Dey
had escaped from his palace with jewels
of enormous value. She was a Eu
ropean, too some dancing girl he had
had picked up from the French Theater
in Algiers ; she had sailed for France, it
was supposed, but where and how, and
who had been her accomplice, it was
impossible to discover.
X heard this with mdiflerencc ; and,
as soon as I deemed it safe, proceeded,
racked with anxiety, to the Jew's house.
X reached it, and on the threshold
stood the Arab woman.
" Cecile." said L
She presented me with a note without
speaking a word.
X tore it open.
" I am safe ; you will not betray me,
for if you do X will swear that you are
my accomplice. I have long been wait
ing this opportunity, and I thank you
for helping me and the Dey's jewels off
together. X am merely the JJey s slave
a Parisian with only her beauty and
her wits. Now I am rich, and will pray
for yon, my gallant and credulous cava
lier. Youjshould not have confided your
secrets and your love to the Jew. Me
is with me, and we will not forget you.
I stood as if turned to stone. I could
not collect my thoughts. Cecile an im-
poster? JNo, not tJecile at all; and x
the dupe and accomplice of this bold,
My first impulse was to denounce her
at all risks to tell the truth. But the
fear of ridicule or the dread of disgrace
at last restrained me, and made me con
sent to endure the terrible complicity.
Carmen was never found, nor were
the jewels traced. Probably she had
sailed from France for America, and so
evaded the police.
As for (Jecile, six months later X found
her by her mother, pure, fresh, and in
nocent ; and not until we had been mar
ried two years did I relate to her my
adventure m Algiers.
Managing a Husband—The Danbury
A hot-tempered Danbury woman who
finds considerable trouble in persuading
her husband to furnish kindlings, and
then is obliged to do it herself, read in
a religious paper, Monday, of how a
wife induced a wicked husband to be
come one of the most affectionate and
hopeful of men by being invariably
calm and loving with him. The story
made a deep impression upon her, and
when she started the fire that noon, she
put a pair of rubbers among the wood.
Then she tied a handkerchief across her
nose, and went on with her work. When
the husband reached the gate he paused,
fetched a sniff that made a hole in
the atmosphere, and then went around
to the back of the house, and fetched
another sniff that had an equally dam
aging effect on the atmosphere. He
stared into the next yard and up at his
own house, and felt in his pockets, and
was about to go around to the front
again, when his wife thrust her head
out of the window and said, " Why
don't you come in the house, you old
tool ( (Jomo in and get your dinner,
and let me read an article to you from
the Christian Secretary, you old rip.
Come in and see how nice it is to get
dinner with nothing to burn but rub
bers, you whited sepulcher. Come in
here, I tell you, before I lose my tem
per, and say what I oughtn't to." At
this invitation he went in, going upon
the stoop and to the door very slowly,
but on opening the door, disappeared
inside with marvelous suddenness. The
neighbors say he was cutting wood all
that afternoon, and thinking of the re
ligious press. JJanbury Jyews.
An Old Pensioner Dead.
A North Carolina paper records the
death of Nancy Harris, a colored
woman, at the age of 110 years, at her
home in Swift Creek .township, that
State, on the 19th ult., and says: " Her
funeral, which took place from fat.
John's (Baptist) Church on Sunday,
was largely attended by both white and
colored people. For eighty-two years
she had been a member of the Baptist
Church, and through a long life of con
sistent piety had won the confidence
and esteem of the white people of the
neighborhood. Up to her death she
drew recmlarlv a pension from the
United States Government, her husband
having been a soldier in the lievolH-
Jewelry of cut steel is coming into
Empress Eugenie looks dispirited,
worn, and old.
Young Jesse Grant will go to Cor
New Yobk doubles its assessed valua
tion every 15 years.
A pube white vinegar can be made
from the juice of watermelons.
Fairbanks, the scale man, hankers
after the Governorship of Vermont.
A canteb will give vou a ruddv
cheek ; a decanter will give you a ruddy
A funny freak of fashion is the sud
den disfavor into which diamonds have
Ex-Senatob Foote has fought thir
teen duels. He ought to go to the
A Georgia plantation, which sold for
$3U,UUO in Xoou, brought $ouu at a sher
iffs sale recently.
A Carlinville (Til.) woman broke
her leg while kicking her busband for
kissing the milk-woman.
Tom Scott has borrowed the trifling
sum of $100,000,000 to build the South
ern Pacific railroad with.
On some of the wooden railways of
(Janada trains have been run at the rate
thirty-five miles an hour.
Thus far this year England has im
ported cotton from the United States to
the value of over $24,000,000.
James Lamon, of Metcalf county, Ky.,
ate b4 eggs at a sitting, six were boil
ed, eight were roasted and 50 raw.
Texarkana, the southern terminus of
the Cairo and Fulton railroad, is named
after Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana.
What is the difference between a Jew
and a lawyer ? The one gets his law
from the prophets, and the other his
profits from the law.
PhtxiIp Arnold, of diamond-planting
fame, is living at jizabethtown, Xy.,
where he is spending large sums beauti
fying his house and grounds.
About 75,000 Americans are estimated
to be now traveling in Europe, and that
they will spend there not less than
$2,000 each, in all $150,000,000.
You can buy the house occupied by
Napoleon, 1., on the Isle of Elba, in
1814, for 400,000 francs. It is for sale,
None of the modern improvements.
The mean life time of the English
people is 4U.oo years, or, in round num
bers, 41 years ; that is, the average
number of years that people born in
The firm of Harper & Brothers now
consists of Col. John and Air,
Fletcher Marper, with hve of the sons
of the original four, who were so long
In Austria, unless a man con prove
to the mayor and council of the town in
which he was born that be is able to
support a family, no clergyman is al
lowed to marry him.
William M. Tweed offered to bet
$10,000 to $5,000, recently, that he
would be acquitted, in the end, of all
the charges brought against him, and
nobody would take the bet.
The following is a copy of a notice
displayed in a field in South London :
Xiadies and. gentlemen are requested
not to steal turnips. Other persons, if
detected, will be prosecuted."
This year is expected to witness the
completion of halls with an aggregate
valuation of $48,000,000, which are in
course of erection by or for the Masonic
fraternity in the United States.
' Thbee towering intellects," says an
Atlanta paper, " met accidenly yester
day on the street" Stephens, Hill, and
ToomDB. xne tnree intellects shook
hands and walked off to the depot.
It is rumored that Paul de Cassagnac,
the noted French bully and journalist,
is coming to this country on account of
his present unpopularity in Paris, He
is said to nave Kiiiea eignteen men in
Hard times means lounging in a bar
room expecting to be treated to a drink.
Brisk times means finding employment,
and doing your work so well that your
employers are afraid ot loosing your
Oakes Ames' brother and executor
says that his estate will not settle more
than $2,000,000, or about one-third what
was estimated at his death ; the net re
sult of all his Pacific railroad opera
tions and speculations turns out a posi
DtrBiNa the year 1872 the whole num
ber of new books and pamphlets printed
in England was 4,814 ; of these 782
were theological and biblical, 744 were
novels and works of fiction, 533 were
scientific and artistic, and 439 educa
tional and classical.
John G. Saxs sends the following
a temperance convention :
You have heard of " the snake in the grass,"
Of the terrible snake in the grass ;
But now you must know,
Man's deadliest foe
Is a snake of a different class.
'Tis the venomous snake in tho glass !
Geobgia farmers appear to have
heeded the couusel so often given
planters in the cotton States to grow
their own corn. This year l.voa.lo'J
acreswere planted in cotton, and 1,791,
468 acres in corn, showing a difference
favor of the latter ; and there are be
sides over 1,000,000 acres planted with
The New York papers announced,
through the early summer, that the
number of Americans going to Europe
was immense larger than ever before
50,000 at the least and all caused
the high prices at the watering places,
which, they assured us, were well nigh
deserted, xt turns out, now, that the
number reached only 18,533, which
just 495 more than last year, and that
the watering places were not deserted,
Something About Advertising.
It is time all business men should
understand that, with here and there a
special exception, the newspaper is par
excellence the only medium for adver
tising that is worth their serious atten
tion. The newspaper is a thing of life,
a visible fact, sure of its circulation,
certain to be read. It constantly renews
its youth ; daily or weekly it appears
alresh, containing many old faces, mak
ing themselves constantly more and
more familiar, but holding also fresh
facts, the latest news, the last wonder :
even in its gossip, it gives the matter of
its time and tells us what is alive and
moving, up to the very date it bears,
while its advertising columns show what
is being done in commercial circles and
lay before its readers a concise sum
mary of those new ideas through which
money is made by their fellows. As
compared with all other advertising
methods its charges are reasonable, and
its promises modest, and while the
business man is supporting it, he is,
moreover, gaining from it in more ways
than he mav see at first sight.
Mow is it on the other hand with the
"Hotel Albums," "Strangers Guides,"
and such like volumes introduced to the
merchant by the supple young solicitor,
as the greatest mejum of the age,"
or "the grandest advertising scheme
ever projected ?" It is true that the mer
chant is promised " a circulation of
from five to ten thousand and a copy
gratia to every hotel." But is the prom
ise kept V are one thousand copies
printed ? five hundred? one hundred ?
The advertiser has no means of know
ing. It is too often the case that such
schemes are advertising traps which the
merchant blindly enters. In the news?
paper every facility i3 offered him in
ascertaining the strength and probable
value of his investment, while, at the
same time, the newspaper must send its
issue to its various subscribers, who pay
for it and are bound to read it. But
supposing the volumes referred to are
to be found in all the hotels ; who reads
them ? You see hundreds of people in
hotel parlors with their newspaper, but
how many look over the old, dilapidat
ed, margin-scribbled " Guide to Strang
ers ? " The moment such a work is
published it becomes old. The matter
and the pictures are already obsolete
before the last advertiser pays in. Have
these the influence of the family news
paper, chiefest of household gods ?
Probably not. The "Hotel Album,"
if its publisher's promises are kept, is
sent to divers hotels. Suppose for a
moment that strangers read them, of
what advantage is it as compared with
the paper which strikes the very heart
center of those from whom the merchant
expects his trade. And, last of all, the
" Album " gives him but one insertion.
One insertion for perhaps a hundred
dollars. The same amount would make
the merchant's name a household word
in the community from which he draws
his best custom custom that he can
look after among people he knows
The question then arises, " Why do
merchants waste money in this kind of
advertising?" Perhaps the merchants
could best tell us if they would. News
Desperate Fight of Maniacs.
An old lady, eighty years of age, re
siding in Providence, R. I. , visited the
insane asylum at Taunton, Mass., in
comoanv with her dauehter. on Wed
nesday last, to see her son, who has for
some time been an inmate on account of
insanity, from the effects of a wound re
ceived during the war. The XTovidence
Journal says that on arriving the mother
was shown into the reception-room,
where were several more lady visitors,
and one or two patients, and the son
was brought into the same room, when
the attendant went out and locked the
door. There happened to be in the
room at the time a lady who had gone
there expecting to secure the release of
her husband, but for some reason he
could not be discharged on that day.
This was a great disappointment to the
wife, but the ellect upon the husband,
when she told him, was terrible. He
raged about the room in fury, smashed
up a marble-topped table, and had par
tially demolished a clock, when the son
of the old lady, who had been quiet up
to that time, became excited and at
tacked the infuriated husband. A rough
and tumble fight ensued, which must
have been frightful to witness, and the
feelings of those women, shut up in
room with two infuriated insane persons
and unable to escape, can be imagined.
After a little fighting the husband, with
a piece of the furniture he had been de-
moUshing, or with his finger-nails, cut
or scratched the forehead of the son.
making a frightful gash, from which the
blood flowed copiously, and then catch
ing him by the throat he choked him till
his face turned purple. The old lady,
seeing her son's danger, went to the
rescue, and after a severe struggle suc
ceeded in making the husband let
his hold. Fortunately the attendant
came in and a stop was put to the pro
ceedings, though it required five men
to secure the disappointed and infuriated
husband and put him beyond the power
ol doing harm.
The King of Beasts.
Fortunately for African hunters,
ion is a calculating fellow, and does
not spring upon his prey till ho
measured the ground, and has reached
the distance of ten or twelve paces,
where ho lies crouching upon
ground, gathering himself for the effort.
Tho hunters make it a rule never
fire upon the lion till he lies down
this short distance, so that they
aim directly at tho head with the most
perfect certainty. If a person has
misfortune to meet a lion, his only hope
is to stand perfectly still, even though
the animal crouches to make a spring
that spring will not be hazarded if
man has only nerve enough to remain
motionless as a statue, and look stead
ily at the lion. The animal hesitates,
rises slowly, retreats some steps, look
ing earnestly about him, lies down,
again retreats, till having thus by
got quite out of what he seems
feel as the magic circle of man'n Influ
ence, ho takes flight in the tmost
Farm and Household Hints.
A farmer can do more work with a
good thinking apparatus than with the
best span of horses ever hitched to a
A Wisconsin farmer, who keeps a
large flock of sheep, raises twelve bush
els of wheat to the acre more than his
Keep cattle and sheep in the yards
until the grass has grown sufficiently to
afford some nourishment as well as a
reasonable "fill" for the animal. Watch
ing a spire of grass to see it grow, and
cropping it when the sixteenth of an
inch above the surface, makes a con
stant but not a satisfactory and much
less a delectable employment for a cow
or sheep ; an-i yet on no inconsiderable
number of farms the animals are per
mitted to wear the flesh from their
bones during the early spring days in
doing this hard and reprehensible busi
ness. A farmer should never to go to town
without carrying something to sell
butter, eggs, potatoes, poultry, or even
a load of wood. By so doing his income
is quite sure to exceed his outgoes.
There is no more miserable and poverty
stricken way than to keep sending to
stores and shops, and having things
charged, with the expectation of paying
for them when special crops come on.
for these crops seldom or never turn out
as well as was expected.
Chafing in Infants. I will give you
a recipe for the beneht ol sunering
babes from being chafed and sore,
which yon can publish if you think
proper. We had a fleshy baby in the
family that got very sore in the wrinkles
of his neck, arms, and legs. We tried
everything we could think of without
relief, until a lady friend told us to take
the outside bark of sassafras, shave off
the weather-beaten part, grate or pul
verize the balance fine, and dust it on
the parts affected. We did so, and it
cured it in a very short time. This sug
gestion may prove of use to some one.
To Clean Sweetmeat Jabs ob Bot
tles. This can be done without scrap
ing them by pouring in the jars hot
water and a teaspoonf ul or two of pearl-
ash. The contents which remain stick
ing to the sides and bottom of the jar
will be disengaged by the pear lash and
float loose in the water. Wash bottles
the same way, or kettles or any other
vessels which you wish to purify or
clear from grease. Strong lye poured
oft clear hickory ashes will answer near
ly as well for the same purpose, and for
kegs, buckets, and other large cooking
utensils lye from good ashes may always
If a farmer's productions are of really
good aualitv. as thev should be, they
will be sought in preference to what
others have. There is the greatest on-
f erence in the world between choice and
nudling; between assorted, well-kept
potatoes and haphazard lots; Detween
grain that is ripe, clean and plump and
shrunken foul grain, and so on through
the whole list, and when a character is
established there will be always men
anxious and willing to pay extra prices,
Western farmers are proposing to
use their old implements or hire from
their neighbors, or if they must buy, to
rtnv imi1i nnri to makfl -wholesale pur
chases, whereby they will save at least
20 oer cent. It is well enough to con
sider that a good deal can be saved in
another direction. When a reaper or
mower stands in the field or by the side
of the fence for a year after it is used.
or a plow stands in the furrow all win
ter, there is a loss of at least 20 per
cent., which if saved is just as good
40 per cent, earned. JSew xork wiwno-
The Journal of the Farm offers a few
good suggestions upon kitchens. It rec
ommends that the housewife, instead
of wearing out her muscle and her tem
per scrubbing floors, should resort
the simple expedient of painting. All
that is necessary is two' quarts of oil.
three pounds of ochre, and one pint
japan, which will paint a floor twelve
bv eighteen feet. The time taken
clean a painted floor, and the labor
saved, are equal to ten times the cost,
The writer also suggests another con
venience, viz. : a good-sized sink, five
six feet lone by two and a half wide,
the back ; at the top of this sink should
be a shelf for lamps, vases, etc. ; under
it a place for ironware, and at the ends
two pumps one for hard and the otner
for soft water.
How to Keep Winter Apples.
The following excellent suggestions
are offered by the Vermont Farmer .
The way that most farmers save tneir
winter apples is to hole them up, like
potatoes, or pile them up in a cave
cellar. By this method you not
lose much valuable time, but lose
many apples; and what yon do keep
over winter are in bad condition. Ap
ples may bo kept in barrels that
quite open ; but the best and cheapest
way is to keep them in crates or boxes
made in the following manner :
ends or head pieces should be ten
twelve inches wide by fifteen or eight
een long. Thev can be sawed or split.
Nail your boards on the bottom
sides, leaving places for ventilation.
Have your boards all the same length
about three feet. " When you gather
your apples from tho trees put them
these boxes (be careful not to bruise
them) and lay the boxes on each
in your apple house. Two men
handle these boxes with ease. You
look your apples over in these boxes
any time with but little labor. When
you are ready to ship, just nail a
over the top and you are ready. In
way you get vour apples to market
good condition and handle them
once. Keep your house as cold as
i n r- l
Coffee is higher now than before
duty -was taken off, owing to the lighter
sTipplv of the producing countries,
ticularly from the greatest Brazil
the fact that the trade has been so
in the last two or three
two or three New York capitalist
most controlling the entire market.
John Owbn& is the richest fttor
i the country.
What's that you said to me, deary T
I'm niuety-three years old to-day?
Ib it so ? Ah, well ; to be sure,
How fast time travels away 1
It seems but as a day's passing
Since I was down by the mill
Gathering lilies for Polly
Sweet Polly, who lived on the hill.
For Polly was going to wed me ;
She'd promised when harvest was done.
When I'd gathered my corn and potatoes
My house was long since begun
She would leave her home on the hillside.
Her father and mother, for me ;
And you may be sure no couple
Were ever so happy as we.
And so when the frosts of October
Had set all the maples ablaze.
When the harvest-moon lighted the evenings.
And smoky and soft were the days,
When my house was all papered and painted.
My potatoes and corn in the bin.
Sweet Polly came unto my cottage
Her presence made sunlight within.
There was joy in my house, and the children
That gathered about my knee,
With their innocent frolics and pastimes,
Their voices of pleasure and glee,
Grew to bless ns and cheer ns when, toilworn.
We faltered from age by the way ;
To strengthen and shield ns when waiting
In patience the close of the day.
For fifty long years did we travel
Together, my Polly and I,
And when the death-angel called to her.
She lay down in calmness to die :
For she said we have been to each other
All of sweetness that one life conld ask ;
And you will soon follow me, Dermot,
When you shall have finished your task.
And now I am waiting my summons
The Master will call me home ;
And I shall unite with my Polly
Again where no parting will come.
The night seemeth long in the ending.
But I know that the morning is near,
That the day will soon break in its glory,
And the sunlight of Heaven appear.
Pleasant and bright was life's morning,
Its noontide with hsppiness crownod,
And in the calm light of its evening
Some Joy with its sorrow was found ;
But now I am in the dark night-time,
When life brings no pleasure to me.
And I wait for the time that shall loosen
This burden of years Nlnktt-thiikb.
Job printers should have tho patience
Trust to-morrow and you'll surely
The commonest " ism" in this coun
A battle always raging The battle
of brandy and wine.
A fuel-saving cook The one that
"boils with indignation."
Portland. Me., has a "Widows'
Wood Society" but who ever heard of
a widow who wouidn t
One of the- gentlemen in Congress
saying, We must turn to tne iooa 01
our ancestors," somebody asked, "What
food does he mean ?" " Thistles, I sup
pose," was the reply.
Punch" thinks some people are
never contented. After having all their
limbs broken, their heads smashed, and
their brains knocked out, they will ac
tually go to law and try to get further
A lumberman up the Alleghany river,
proposing to go to Philadelphia, had a
trunk made of half-inch boiler iron, and
inscribed upon it the following touching
lines to the baggage-masters : " Throw
and be d d 1"
Well, Pat, which is the way to Bur
lington?" "How did you know my
name was Pat t " un, x guessea u. .
Thin, be the howly pokers, as ye are
so good at guessing, ye'd better guess
the way to xsuriington.
Twenty-eight years ago a Buffalo
man said to his wife : " Miranda, I m
going down to Tim's after a bed-cord."
That was tne last seen 01 mm uum
Monday, when he entered the house
with a bed-cord, and said he'd fix that
The other day, in Mansfield, O., a
gentleman who owned a fine cow thought
to break her of a bad habit of jumping
into his garden. He loaded up his old
shot-gun with pepper and salt, and pro
ceeded to give her a dose, as a prevent
ive of cholera and a corrective of jump
ingfences. He was eomewhat surprised
to see the cow keel over, draw a few
short breaths, and depart to the happy
cow-land. He had forgotten to remove
the ramrod after loading.
A well-known artist had, according
to custom, thrown open his studio to
his friends and patrons for a private
view of his pictures, intended for the
Royal Academy. One represented a
merry party dancing, the hosts I ace
beaming with pleasure as no rauwu
glass of champagne to his lips. "I
don't know," said the artist to a friend,
what on earth to can tms picture
how to account for the happy expres-
oinn on tbA face of the host. " weii.
it T urAr-A -won. " replied the visitor. " I
should simply call it,
Mother-in-Liaw !' "
' Death of a
The Treasures of the Sultan.
The treasures of the Sultan of Turkey
outshine those of the Shah. Their
value is $27,500,000, and th'y lie in a
rather plain kiosk immediately adjoin
ing the Turkish transept ana Burauiuu
ed by a crescent and a star. The domed
ceilings painted in arabesques, and
pendant from it are five large golden
walls. Mere may De reuu mo monuij
the Sublime Porte from the days oi tne
conqueror of Byzantium, Mahmoud IL,
to the present Padisnan, ADa-ui-Aaus.
The golden throne of Nadr-Shahis here,
which was renowned in tne naaf uomo
the peacock throne of the Great Mogul
at XJelhi was oreamoa oi. iv m
ous in its workmanship, large enough
for a coach, and weighs four and a half
hundred weight. It is enameled in cel
adon, green and crimson, ana iw im-
terns of arabesquerie are ui iuu,
emeralds and pearls. Above it hang
the turban and armor oi suiian aiurau,
heavy with gold and gleaming with jew
els. K ear it are tne norse cupmiowu.
Selim UL, with the heavy Mameluke
stirrups and Arab bit oi soiia goiu, m
crusted with diamonds. Scabbards,
where nothing but diamonds can i
Been ; cinctures of diamonds ; bowls of
China porcelain, their patterns marked
out in- gold . and reset with rubies ;
clocks incased in diamonds and glisten
ing with crescent, moons and stars ;
hookahs with " golden .bowls ; and chi
boques whose amber xnouthpieoe are
encircled with ring of diamonds, gleam
and gliiten erywlierai "