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THE FARM AND HOUSEHOLD,
Tub iMrontAKCF. of Mii.ciiixri. A
sagacious frail grower, near New llriins
wick, N. J., mulches his place heavily, and
never removes it from one year's end to
tho ctlier. His soil is always cool and
mellow, and his trees and vines never suf
fer from licit.
Preserving Oiiiiu.k.d Trf.ki. A cor
respondent of The Country Oentlenian
says: Some six or eight years ago I hail a
very fine Heart cherry tree that had be
come, infested with worms around the root,
nnil the hark was loosened all around fur
a foot or fifteen inches up the trunk. 1
piled earth up around tho tree for four or
live inches above, the infected parts(after
cleaning me insects ou enectuaiiv,! as
soon us the ground was thawed in the
spring; and since then the mice girdled
some very lino young apple trees treated
them the same way, and it did finely.
Could not s. o that it stopped the growth
in mo least.
Maxi iik for FoTATor.s. An exchange
savs the following receipt fur raUinir ik-
tatoes is worth Uio price of any pajier for
one year to any farmer who is short of
manure It is said to be as good as the
best superphosphates of lime, and w ill
. Chambers' Journal.
Itui'Kluriouxly ami Feloniously.
We had just locked up the safe, and 1
had put the key in mv pocket I am the
accountant oi the ,orui ami soutnot r.np
land Hank at Its l'adscy Branch, W. ft.
Vorks 1 had got mv hat on, and hail taken
up mv umbrella, when a man came run
ning Into the bank with a hag of money In
Am I In time?" he cried. I shook mv
struck tip for the dances as I hopped back
inio my room, i inn my neau amongst
the bolsters and muffs, and almost cried ;
for I'm such adclicalc-mindcdman. Yc,
It hurt me a good deal more than It did
Mrs. Markby, for, would vou believe It?
she told the'story down below tothe whole
company, with pantomimic action, and
when 1 showed myself at the door or the
drawing-room, I was received with shouts
of Inextingulshed laughter!
I think I called the Yorkshire people
'Hence take it'" he said "and I'm off ul . ""' 11DW' u,uullr. " "
,,.;' I told 'cm so : but they only laughed the
The guests were gone, tho lights wero
out, slumber had lust visited mv eves.
when richt Into mv brain, starting mo ui
as u i u oceii snoi, came a noise, a sort oi
dull bursting noise. I wasn't really cer
tain at first whether I had heard a no'iso or
only dreamed of it. I sat up la bed and
listened Intently. Was it only mv pulse
thumping in my ears, or wero those regu
lar weais tne tramp oi somebody's muuicu
you leave it all to us ; we shall have Joe
light enough, It not lor tins job, anyhow
for the next. We'll give him a bit of rope,
1 couldn't nut anv fire into the man. do
what 1 could ; he was civil, that Is for a
Yorkshlreman : Impassive , he'd do what Uo think that John Chinaman's food dl-
was rigm. i a given tne information:
very well, all the rest was Ins business.
"Sorry for It," I said j "but we can't
take the money."
"Well, then, what Is to lw done t Here's
twentv-two thousand pounds in this bag
and tlione drafts of mine come due in t
couple of days. Well, you'll have to take
'em up," he said ; "I can't, unless you take
tlie money in Ui-niirht."
I knew Hint those drafts were coming
due, and that our manager was a little
anxious about them, fur tliey were rather
heavy, and the other names on thein wero
not very good. Black, too, (that was the
man with the money-bag) Black was a
capital customer : and not only a good cus
tomer himself, but he brought good ac
counts with him, and we wero n young
branch anil on our mettle.
Well, hero was the money to meet the
drafts, anyhow, and I should have been a
great tool to send it away just hecauso It
takinir measures to Drovcnt Its intellltront
and able-bodied citizens from emigrating
So I came home miserable, desnalrimr.
It was lust davlltrht bv this time, and as I
opened" the shutters, tho debris of our
least was revealed : the lees ol tho lobster
salad, tho picked bones of the chickens.
the melted residuum of the jellies ; whilst to other lands, right hero at home we are
about everything hung tho faint smell of bringing in squads of nican-mlnded
sour Wine. 1 sat down amid all this wretches who fond on renisn mntlci. tiil
wretched moss, and leaned mv head on mv are therebv enabled tn wnrlr for man
nnns in dull, miserable lethargy. Then I pittance, to supplant men who have fainl-
sprang up, ami as i etui so 1 caught sight lies to support and educate, men who aro
of myself in the looking-glass. Good citizens, and who In time of war will bo
neavens I was mis wretched hang-dog tel- called upon to shoulder tho musket in the
low myself? Did a few hours' misery common defense. Wo know of no lcgis-
eertniniy not cost half so much. It has ws after-hours. So I counted it all over;
been tried two years, and is good on dry
land. It says: "Tako one cask of lime
and slack it with water, and then stir in
one bushel of fine salt, and then mix in
loam or ashes enough, so that it will not
becoino mortar; it will mako about five
barrels. Put in half a pint in a hill at
planting. All manures containing potash
are particularly suitable, tor the potato.
there was about nineteen thousand in
cheques and notes, and three thousand in
conic and have a glass oi beer with
me," said Black, "on the way to the station."
I nut tho bap- of monev in mv desk, and
locked it nn. 1 would conic back present
ly, and have it placed in the safe. 1 walked
Ashes contain more potash than any other to the station with Black; we had some
natural fertilizer, and should be freely used beer together, and then he went off Amcr-
and carefully saved
Peaches on Ci.xr Son.. A rorrc
siondent asks what is tho liest soil for tho
peach, stating that it Is a common opinion
that it succeeds best on one that is light or
sandy. Our own observations indicate
that a strong loam, or even a clay, is bet
ter than light sand, provided tlicro is t
well drained subsoil. In portions of New
Jersey we have observed that where the
soil was light, tho orchards generally sur
vived but a few rears after Deeinnine to
boar; at the same timo we have seen trees
in adjoining regions, where clay prcdonii
nated, that were thirty years old and
healthy, and eight inches in diameter. A
prominent reason, if wo mistake not. whv
I Ua anila W Iuuh an niaHlli o
ferred for 'peach orchards, is the belter you know-
draining below commonly existing in such
soil. No fruit trees, except the apricot, is
as sensitive to wet feot as the peach ; and
so many eons oi a heavy character aro lia
ble to hold water long, below the surface,
tne trees ircquonuy perish lrom this cause,
Will our readers who have made them
selves familiar with this subject, please
lavor us with the results ol their observa
tions? The Country Gentleman.
Chloroforming Bf.es. " Some timo
after this I attempted to quiot an angry
swarm of bees by slipping under the gum
a snonire containing something? over naif
an ounce of chloroform, and succeeded
admirably. When they had become quiet,
I removed what honey could be spared
from their stores, and left them all quiet.
They are quiet still, for the chloroform
killed the last bee."
Icawarils, and I on the way to Ncmouhil
lar Villas. You sec, I was rather In tho
habit of calling for a glass of beer as I
went home, mid then going on : and, con
sequently, from tho force of habit, I'd al
most got home before I remembered tho
nag ol money, it was vexing, too, be
cause we had a tea-party that night, the
first since our marriage, and it began at
feet I Then I heard an unmistakable
sound creak, creak, creak a door being
opened slowly and cautiously. All in a
moment me idea Hashed into my head
Twenty-two Thousand rounds, louseo,
all this dancing and iunkctine. and Ikhl'Ii-
ing and chafing, had completely driven
out of mv mind all thought of tho larire
sum l nun in my possession, l nan icit it
in my greatcoat pocket, wiucu was hang
ing up in the hall, down stairs.
ulr! a eust of wind came through tho
house, rattling ine doors and windows;
and then I heard a door slam, and a foot
step outside of some one stealing cautiously
Awnv ciown-stairs i went iiko a mail
man, my one thought to put my hand on
that greatcoat. It was a brown greatcoat
with long tails, and two pockets behind,
and a little cash-pocket on the left-hand
side in front, and this breast-pocket in
which I had put the bag of money. This
pocket wasn't, as is usual, on tho left-hand
side, out on the right. 1 here was no other
cont hanging on those rails, only my wife's
waterproof. What! whoop I made to get
hold of that coat. Groat heavens I it was
1 nan careiuliy barred and chained the
front door before I went to bed now it
was unfastened. I ran out into the street,
i ,i..i. i .!...i , 'i . was uniasic
3ia u i mi n, mm iu ijiunuseii in uu iiimiu I i j , , ,
an hour earlier, to draw the corks and help B.d 'ool5c1 ?P ml dow.n' .hl?l " b
to trot thintrs rendv. And here it was six wu4creu- 1 WM a a.tt,K' 0B.mP
o'clock, nnd I had to go all the way back
to the bank.
All the way back I went as hard as I
could pelt. However, the money was all
right in my desk, and now I'd put it in the
cnln "Toll Mi. r'.tnaina" mirmannmn-
I said to tho servant who'd let
me in, "that 1 want the key ol tho sale."
But vou had It in Tour pocket, say you
which shows that you arc not acquainted
with the rules and regulations of the North
and South of England Bank, which sav
that the accountant or chief-cashier shall
be responsible for the due custody of the
cash whilst it is in his possession in the
day-timo, and that at night all moneys nnd
securities shall he carefully secured within
tho office safe, which shall bo secured by
two keys, one of which shall be in the cus
tody ol the manager, and tho second in
that of the necountnnt or cashier. But,
vou say again, ns long as you had one key,
what did you want wun twor mere, i
own, tne regulations are onscure. iney
tho lamp at tho corner threw a long sickly
ray down tne streaming pavement, but
there wasn't a soul to be seen. Everything
was still, and cold and dark.
the money was clean gone yes, it was
gone, i repeated tnese words mechani
cally to myscll, as I crawled up-stairs.
All the results of this loss pictured them
selves cicany oeiore me dismissal Iioin
the bank, nun of all my prospects, utter
ruin, in fact! What could I do? to what
turn? The blow that hail fallen upon me
was so heavy that it had benumbed my
Then the thought came to me : Should
go to bed nnd say nothing at all about It
No ono know of my having received that
money, not a soul but Black, the man who
had deposited it. I had given no receipt
lor it, no acKiinwictigcmetit. isincic nan
gono to America a hundred things migl.i
happen ho might never return; Kt nil
events, here was respite, immediate relief.
l could go to tno panic next morning,
hang up my lint ns usual, everything would
An Anti-Chinese Blast.
The substitution of Chinese for white
labor In the Beaver Falls (Penn.) Cutlory
Works lias roused the Indignation of Uie
Pittsburgh Chronicle. That Journal seems
qualifies him from taking any part in tho
American race for work, wagos and hap
piness. It blows this bugle blasts
Whilo the leading nation of Europe Is
change a man like this? Why, I was a
very fellon In appearance ; and so I should
oo uiougiu 10 oe. n no would ooiicve
this story of a robbery? Whv. the polleo
didn't believe in it, else they'd havo taken
uuiereni lone, iso; l should be looked
upon as a thief by all tho world.
l ncn my wile came uown stall's, and,
lation to interfere with such business, but
public sentiment ought to frown upon it.
It is a debasing tiling. If our manufac
turing csinoiisiimenia can not be carried
on without importing such operatives, wo
will simply drive stout, sensible white men
from this whole vast field of labor, and
put in every manufacturing community a
with a few touches, restored a little order eolonv of disirustinir laborers who liiLve no
and sanity, Imth to outward matters and part or parcel In our best Institutions, no
my mind. She brough mo some coffee sympathy in common with anything wo
and an egg and some bread and butter, enjoy as a pooplo. If this is tho way we
and after I had eaten and drunk, I didn't are to comnete with foreign industry, lot
fool quite so bad. us not talk any moro in the halls of Con-
"Jaek," she said, "you must go to Lou- grcss about pauper labor. Furl up the
don at once, and see the directors. Have protection flag and bring on these squat
me iiui nuiu, nun i uit-iii an buuui u neauion who burlesque humanity. let
all tho particulars. It was ouly a little bit them tako your money, but when
of carelessness, after all, and perhaps -Tho blast of wsr blows In our ears,"
uii-i ii ion omrii. I do not irn to the men who would not eat
lesjiualsallvery well," 1 said. "But flltll in - ,, ,pip ,,., .,,
1 to get thore? I've got no money. ,,,, .i.m . n,uiii ,i. . .i, r .
how am I to get thore ? I've irot
This wretched party has cleared us right citjgen
ask them to fulfill the gravost duty of a
Borrow some of Cousins."
"Ho asked mo to lend him a sovereign
last night, and I couldn't."
Now, you'll say: "Here's a man without
resource. Why didn't he pawn Ills watch P"
To tell you the truth, that's what I did tho
week bcioro, and the money was all gono.
"Then under those circumstances," you'll
add, "it was immoral to give a party."
But, you'll bear in mind, the invitations
hod been out for a fortnight, and then we
were in ninus.
After all, is tho world so very absurd in
Its love of pretty women? Is woman bo
very ridiculous In hor chase after beauty P
A pretty woman is doing a woman's work
iu the world, not innkmg sneeehes. nor
making puddings, but making life sunnier
and moro beautiful. Man has forsworn
the pursuit of beauty altogether. Does he
seek for it himself, he is guessed to be
frivolous, he is guessed to bo poetic, there
are whispers that ' his morals aro no bettor
'Well, Jack," said my wife, "you must than thoy Bnould )je. In goclt,ty re9ollll9
to be ugly there is no post lor an Adonis,
get the man tho P. B. to givo vou some
more money on tho watch. Sell it to him
right out. It must be worth at least ten
poundB, for it cost thirty, and you've only
had five upon it. Sell the ticket."
Yes ; but whero was the ticket? Why,
in the little cash-pocket of my brown great-
but that of a model or guardsman
But woman does for mankind what man
censes to do. Her aim from childhood is
to be beautiful. Even as a school-girl sho
notes the progress of her charms, tho deep
ening color ol her hair, tho growing sym-
coat. Still, I had hoard, that if you'd lost metry of hor tho ripening "ontour
. ... Y t. , M trn nn n linfnrn
'em. I could Uvo suggested a good manv V. Black retiimcil, my word was as good
Remepv fob Lice in I'oi ltuv IIot'SKS.
Mr. V. B. Bruon says: I was troubled
with hen lice very much, and listened to
everybody's directions and tried every
thing. Still no i relief came. My hen
house had a dry sand bottom, i mixed
nshet, with the sand, but no good ; I put
lime in the nests, but no good. At lust I
thought of tho virtues of brimstone. 1
turned the fowls out, and fumigated with
charcoal and sulphur. I used four or five
pounds, and it made a big smoke. The
neighbors thought the house was on fire,
but it wasn't, and the result was that the
lice were all killed, and I havo seen no
more of them.
Tns Best Cook-book. I havo a cook-
liook, copied from various agricultural pa
pers, which I use moro than my outer live
put together, and value it in the same pro-
nrtlon. I bolieve no hotter advice could
iriven to a vounor honse-keeocr than to
make her own cook-book by collecting the
recipes oi the lauy contributors oi good
agricultural pufieri, luriumust wuuirui k
ceptinn they are excellent and easily made
Imitation Corn Staroii Pudding.
One quart of milk and a little salt ; thicken
one-third of the milk to a thick, smooth
paste with flour ; add two eggs woll beaten
and stir in the remainder ol tho milk when
it boils. To be eaton cold with cream and
white sugar. This is a very nice and
healthy pudding, and may be molded if wi'imy i
one wishes it. JJip your molds in cold returned.
water ueiore putting tne puutung in, aim
then it will come out very nicely.
Graham Bread. In the first place.
have the wheat ground not bolted, and
make tho bread Hi tho following way:
Take one quart ol sour or butter niiik
one toaspoonful of soda ; one tablis-joon-
ful of sugar, and stir in Graham flour to
make a batter as thick as pound cake. A
little salt should ho added; stir well nnd
bake in small tins or a loaf as best suits
tho convenience. It should bo baked in
quick oven ; if in a loaf, forty minutes, but
great care should be taken not to scorch
or burn, as this kind oi bread bums soon
er than bread made ol bolted Hour.
Graham Pudding. Into boiling water,
with a trine ol salt, stir in urahaui Hour
suggested a good many
improvements. What tliey meant to sav
was, that the safe was to bo secured by
two locks, and that a key of each, not In
terchangeable tho one with the other, was
to be in the custody, etc. sow you un
derstand whv I wanted Mr. Cousins' key
"Eh, my!" said the sen-ant, opening her
mouth wide, "and what might you want
Mr. Cousins' key lorr"
Just as stupid as you, you see. I wns
mad witli the girl. I ovn I always get
out of temper witli those Yorkshire peoiuo.
II vou ask 'em tho simplest question, lirst
they open their mouths and gape at you.
When you've repealed the question twice,
tlicv shut their mouths nnd think for a hit.
Then the Idea seems to reach the thing that
does amy witu 'cm lor Drains, anu excites
a sort ol reflex action, for, by jingo I In
stead of answering your Question, tlicv go
and ask iou one. And that makes me so
mad. Oh, they ro a very dense race, those
I orkshire people.
"Whv, to open tho sate, you stupid,
said l. "vt ncro is ncr
'Don't ye know?" savs she,
'Know?" I cried in a rage. "What
should I ask vou for, if I did know P'
"lililn't thau know he were at thai house!'
All! so he was. I'd nearly forgotten
as his. ' The notes and cheoues could nev
er lie traced home. But I don't think I re
tained this thought long. Uo you ever
consider how much resolution and force
of will it takes to initiate a courso of crime
and deception P I'd neither tho one or tho
other : I should have broken down nt once.
I couldn't have met that fellow's cyo and
told him I had never had his money.
I woke tnp wife she'd slept through
all tho troublo. " Mary," I said, " weVo
ruined there's been a robbery."
" A robbery !" cried she, clasping her
hands; "and are Hie men gone?"
"ics," 1 said.
"Oh, thank Heaven," sho said, "then
we'ro safe ! Never mind the rest, Jack, as
long as our lives aro safe. But there's
my water-proof, Jack ! oh, do run and sec
if they've taken that."
Then I told her tho story of the twenty
two thousand pounds. ilm wouldn't be
lieve liiu-at ursi ; put when sue nearu tne
whole storv she was frightened enough.
Yet she had wits about lior moro than I
"Yon must ran off to the town hall
Jack," she said, "and set the police to
work, lliey must telegraph to all. the
stations, to London, and everywhere I Uh
a ticket, you could make the man give you
another; and Brooks, the pawn-broker.
was a respectable fellow, who perhaps
would help me out of my difficulty. I wont
to him anyhow, on mv wav to the station
I felt like a ticket-of-loave man as I went
into his shop, but I put a good face upon it.
"lirooks," 1 said, "that watch you
Know ine ticket u s stolen."
Brooks gave a most portentous wink.
He was n slow-specched man, with a red
face, and a tremendous corporation.
"Nay," he says, "my lad; thou'rt wrong
"What do vou mean ?" I said, coloring
up furiously. Every ono suspected mo, It
"Whol, It mii'lit had been stolen once.
nt it aren't now ; 'avo got it here. This
is how it were. A cadging Bort o' chap
comes in, and he says : "Master, what'tl
you give mo fortius hore ticket P" "Now,
you know the nact don't allow ns to give
nought in that kind of way, but I says to
the chap; "Let's have a look at it;" and
then I saw it was yours, and I said to the
man : "Aiv hid, you aren t come honest by
"And vou gave him Into custody, he's
in prison r uio moons, wnnt a capital
fellow vou are !"
"Nav," he said : "I knowed better nor
that. Uo you think I'd hoxposo a custo
mer? I know you genu don't care about
of her cheek. Wo watch, with silent in
terest, the mysterious reveries of the maid
en ; sho is dreaming of coming beauty,
and panting for the glorios of eighteen.
Insensibly site becoraos an artist, her
room is a studio, her glass an academy.
1 lie joy oi ncr toilet is tho joy ol iinphaci
over ins canvas, oi jtucnaci Angeio over
marble. She is creating beauty In the
silence and loneliness of hor chamber ; she
grows liko any art creation, the result of
patience, oi hopes, ami oi a thousand ucu
cato touchings and retouchings. ,
w oman is never complete. A restless
night undoes tho beauty of the day ; sun
shine blurs tho evanescent coloring of her
chock ; frost nips the tender outlines of her
face into sudden harshness. Care ploughs
its lines across her brow; motherhood
destroys the elastic lightness of her form :
tho bloom of her check, the quick flash of
her eye, lade ana vanish as the years go
. .... . .. .
uut woman is still true to her ideal
She wont know when sho is beaten, and
she manages to steal tresh victories even
in her deleat. She invents new concep
tions of womanly grace : she rallies at
forty, and fronts us with tho beauty of
womanhood; sho makes a last stand at
sixty, witli the beauty of age. She falls
like Caosai', wrapping her mantle around
her "buried in woolen! 'twould a saint
niv.vnlrn llnatli ltatnna ,ii,,rlli' in fha
these littlomattorH getUng abroad ; and so longings' of a lifetime, and tho wriukled
i siaps my nsi oil uib counter, anu 1 says : faee Bm,les with some
Hook it!" "just like that ; and away he
went like n lampnguier."
1 sank uown on the counter, overpow
ered with emotion.
"And what's more," went on Brooks.
he never took up the money I'd lent him
lor ine coat."
"What coat?" I cried.
"A vciy nice brown coat he put up with
me. About fit you, I should think. See,
here it is." ....
'It wns my Identical brown greatcoat,
Hint ho was ono of tho guests at my wife's lo go at once, Jack, this very moment.
. ii i i -.-..Vii .1. I C.vi.nr lonnml Ins) ii.ni- Iia m!n In ia M
puny, cicany, i i-uuiuu i gel uiw niuu J "-" .-
open, nnd I didn't like to leave tho money
in mv desk, so I put it in my pocket, and
took it home, thinking I'd give it to Cousins
with my key, to put it in the sale wheu he
A nice mess I got into when I reached
home : for vou see it had been arranged
that I was to go up-stairs and dress belore
anybody cuine ; and that then our room
was to pc made ready lor me mines to take
their bonnets off for they wore not oH "'J.An' n? "
,.t. .i woli .-o,, who did that job."
was a big, classic place, with an immense
portico and a huge flight of steps ; but you
didn't go into the portico to get to the
police otllre, but to uio side, which wasn't
classical at all, but of tho rudimentary
style of architecture, and you went along
a number of echoing stone passages before
you reached the superintendent's office.
vvnen i d told uio superintendent tno
story "Ah," ho said, "I think I know
i.!r nn. i i j ......... I "un i saiu i, "now maiiKiui i
uiliig I II urn guv iiifiiiv miu li ojii mj -, l..la !.!.
up-sta rs to dress the peop e had all come, -"r" J i' j"- i-
-A n, .,t.i .i, ..,w : ..,..a and get back the money. I want the
and four bonnets, and live pork-pie hats,
and half-a-dozen shawls on the bed ; and
one lady had left her every-day curls hang
ing over the looking-glass. Upon my
word, I really didn't Tike tn porloim my
toilet among all these feminine gear ; and
there was no lock lo me door : anil my
dress-clothes were all smothered lip
amongst these muna anu things. - uut 1
until as thick as hasty pudding ; stir con- got througli pretty well, and had just got
stnntly, and let It boil five minutes. Sen' one of my legs into my trousers, when
with syrup, butter and sugar, sweetened bang-atrop-dop-dop ! such a rattle -nt the
cream, or anything to suit tho taste
When cold, cut in slices and fry a nice
brown, on a griddle or in the spider, with
a little butter, and serve-as above. It is a
quick and palatablo desert for dinner or
Better Days. There is something
deeulv nnd iincullarlv affecting in the ex
pression applied to persons in distress-. 0,,n't have things so nice, witli all my ser-
knoeker, and I heard mv wife sculling
away into the hall. They were the Mark-
nys, our trump earus, wno kern men- own
carringo and everything grand.
"So kind of you, dour!" said my wife.
kissing Mrs. Marksby most affectionately ;
1 could near tne reports where 1 stood.
"So delighted ! lteally, now nicely, how
beautifully you arrango everything I I
"they have seen better days." No claim
upon our sympathy touches us so nearly
as this. . when woman, in particular, gen
tle, good, and unobtrusive, is the unfor
tunate object that has "seen better diivg,"
the case is more strongly calculated to
move our companion ; for we are usually
inclined to presume, and with probability,
that though she is a participator in the sad
reverse, she could not have had any share
in producing it. Of all object of pity, in
deed, under the sun, tho woman who has
undergone change in her estate, and
bear her rail with uncomplaining mild
ness and patience, hi oua of the most truly
and profoundly Interesting. Shoeless, gar
mentle, homeless poverty, poverty that
sits bv the wayside begging, with its manv
wants olitrudcd on every hand, never
touches the soul with a pang a hundredth
part so acute, as doss the shrinking, care
fully concealed Indigence of the woman
wno lias "een oewr oays.
money back, Mr. Superintendent never
mind nun. . i wouldn't minu, indeed, re
warding lilin for his trouble, if I could only
get tno monoy pack,"
"oir !" said tno supcrlntemleni. severely
"the polleo ain't sent into tho world to get
people's money pack; nothing oi tno sort.
VVe arent going to encourage composition
of felony ; and as for putting our hands on
i?i i. .. V... .. i. .ir.i ,i.n n.n..u
riuniiv ui. mi uo um mo ,iJ, inula juu
well, what do you think the liberty of
tne suiijeci is lorr wuerea your evi-
tiencer" , ,
I was obliged to confess : I hadn't any
whereat the superintendent looked at me
".now. let's see into this matter." said
he, alter he'd made sonic notes on a bit of
paper, "how cumo they to know you'd
got tno money in your coat r
I said I didn't know.
"Ah, but I know," said the superintend
ent. "You went to get a glass of ale after
yon leit the Dank, young man t"
I was obliged to confess I had done so.
"That's how property get's stolen," said
he, looking at me severely. "And what's
more, you had a glass w ith a friend P
.... ...l..n , nnu ..,11 ...,1.1 . .ir..
iviiu up-BiuiiB, nun , mi i Bait, iuj nno,
you know the room my room, right hand
at tho top of the stairs."
I heard a flutter of female wings on the
sillies What a, I tn iloP If I nnulil
have managed the other leg, I wouldn't 1 1 knew you had. And perhaps you
have minded, but I couldn't. I hadnt
worn those dress-things for a good while,
and I don't get any thinner as I grow
older. No, for the life of me, I couldn't
dispose of that other leg at such short no
tice. What could I do? I could only
rush to the door, and set my back against I the crib nt the time, and he heard you
it. Did I tell vou this was our house- and he followed vou back to the bank
warming naitvP I think not. Did I tell and you havn't got blinds, but a wire-not-
you our landlord had altered the house for ting over the window, and anybody out-
us, making our Deoi oom larger uy auuiuu: siuu van sue juu euuimiig uiu inu um aim
a sup that had lormed a separate room r
got talking to this friend of yours ?"
"les, indeed 1 nad."
"Very well; and mentioned about the
money you'd Just took r '
"Then this Joo, depend upon it, wus in
"That's true." I said
"Yes; I see it all," said the smiorlnteiid
enti "just as Joe saw it. He follows you
I think not. : And vol I ought to have told
you an these circumstances, to enauie you
to understand the catastrophe that fol
lowed. Iu a word, tho door opened out- up from here to yonder, and he gees you
wants. ', I'd forgotten that' peculiarity I put vour money into your coat-pocket and
a Damster entennsr uie uouri wun n imvur uaving nau a room so ccnsiuuieu uieu no ioiiows m uumu, mm wimii .11
whr verv much awry, was obliged to en- before and never will again. The door I auiet he cracks the crib. Oh, it' all In
dure around of remark on it appearance. I went open with a crash, and I hounded nutshell; and that's how properly goes.
At. hut iddraRsinsr Mr. Curran he asked : I backward Into Mr. . Muifcbv' , arms. And then vou come to the police."
"Do youse anything ridiculous iu this Smelling-salts and sal volatile, was there "But if you know it's Joe, why dont
-wig? ."Nothing but the head," replied I ever such an untoward affair! - ' 1 1 you send after him and catch him ?"
. B I T, -I.! I... ... .1 .. .1 .. I m I I . . 1L 1 . 1 !.. .
Jlie Wit, ' ' ' t . UUi-WU-UIUilJ-lUlU-UUUWI , lOV U1UHIU , I'll, WB KIIUW UUI Willi UU11"B, oil ,
Fold UP the rlchlv-embroiderad robe, lav
by the tiny shoe and white-plumed cap, for
the poisoned death-dart has forever stilled
tne puis ot the lit tic wearer. The dead
lid curtain tho sea-blue eyes ; the dimpled
hands aro folded rigidly over tho pure
wmto Dreast; the prattling voice is hushed,
and the pattering foot are cold and silent
forever. The broken toy is neglected, and
the radiant smile, that seemed like a sum
mer rainbow about our home, has frozen
upon the pallid lips. The rosewood crib
is tenantlcss now, but in the narrow little
coffin we find it occupant ; and thore, too,
1 tho heart-smitten Bachel, bending in
stony woo ahovo tho babe whoso spirit
smiles in glory. The nestling dove has
flown from her bosom, and long will it be
ere the windows of her darkened heart are
opened for tho ong of birds, tho breath
of dewy blossoms, or the sparkling sun
shine to enter. Timo will move on, and
other Immortals may flutter their stainless
wings about the parent nest, but no nller-
joys can dim tho memory of the sainted
nrst-uorn. 1.110 seems now but a broad
Sahara, with no gleaming, green oasis
no bubbling springs and shady palms to
lure the weary pilgrim over Its arid waste.
"The shroud and cofl'ia and Uio rattling
clods!" Sho shudders, and bonds with
wilder grief ahovo tho starry child, the
precious seed her first seed, so soon to be
sown In God's holy acre. The tender
nursling, the cherishod idol, has gono,
bearing her tiny life, scroll-folded, and
without blemish or stain lo mar the sacred
script. ... .
C, is now a member of Congress, from
ono of the most populous districts of Mich
igan, anu has already given evidence 01 a
certain kind of political tact, not radically
different from that peculiar readiness and
skill in cases of emergency, by tho exer
cise of which ho acquired that local cele
brity as a jury advocate, that, after many
unsuccessful efforts, resulted in his nomi
nation and election to the great debating
club of ring speculators at Washington,
tacctiotisly callod tho united btntos con
gress. The means by which he descended
From a respectable country attorney to a
member of Congress is illustrated by an
anecdote, familiar to tho members of tho
bar ot more than one circuit in Michigan.
Judge W.. of Detroit, who presided over
the circuit court for the circuit adjoining
tno one wnere liven anu pr&cuceu, wenv
out to St. Clair to hold a term ot the court,
accompanied by Mr. L., one of tho best
lawyers of Detroit, and by far the bost ad
vocate in the State. The testimony on
both sides having been closed, Mr. L. sug
gested a point of law that settled tho case
in nis tavor, and niter prooucing amino
nnce of authorities to sustain his position
remarked that as the law was conceded bv
C. there remained nothing more but for
the court to direct tho jury to bring Iu a
verdict for his (L.'s) client, nnd supposing
the matter disposed of, sat down when C.
rose with both hands thrust Into his trows
ers pockets, and with his foot placing a
spittoon easy in range, botwoen himself
and the jury, said : "lionticmen ot the
jury, this Detroit judge and this Detroit
lawyer have come up hero to try this coso.
and they seem to havo had it pretty much
their own way, so far, and they think now
because they have something in a law that
I have not thought worth while to consult.
that there is nothing for us to do. But,
gentlemen, I propose to talk about this
case, and yon desire to hear mo talk, and,
gentlemen, if wo stick together wo will be
too much for them yet." It is needless to
add that they stuck together. Peninsular
At a trial in an Alabama town, not long
since,' one Of tho witnesses, an old htdy of
some eighty years, was ciosoiy questioned
ty tna opposing counsel reiativo to uie
clearness of bar eyesight. "Can you see
me P" said ho. , "Yes," was answered.
How well can you sec mo ?" persisted tho
lawyer. "Wolf enough," responded tho
lady, "to too that you're neither an Indian,
a negro, nor a gentleman." The answer
brought down the house and silenced tho
Old Judge Aiken.' of Greenfield. Mass..
was Quito famous for his extra-judicial
opinions. Ono of them runs as follows:
rresiumg at tno trial 01 ono risk tor an
aggravated crime, and tho Jury having
brought In a verdict of "guilty," Judge
Aikon said: "1'isk, stand up. For the
crime, of which you havo been convicted,
you are condemned to solitary confinement
for one day, nnd to imprisonment during
tho rest ol your natural life and I wish
it was In my power to sentence yon
Two old comrades of tho C9lh N. Y. V.,
tho famous Irish regiment, having run
across each othor again, wore, having a
pretty jolly time. After getting well
warmod up, Patrick said: "Jimmy, wo
must give a toast to the old Sixty-ninth."
Ana sure, ratncK, wo must, anil here
goes: 'Hero is to the glorious old Sixty
uinth, the last to go into battle, nnd the
first to ore.' " "Ah, no, Jimmy, that is
not goon; mat win myer 110. 1 win givo
ono: 'Horo is to the glorious oldSixty
ninth, aqual to none.'"
micthing of tho pretli-
ness of eighteen. Ballou's Magazine.
Larn a Trade.' ' ' '
The Manufacturer and Builder very
pointedly inquires : " Why is it that there
is such a repugnance on the part of parents
to putting their sons to a trade? A skilled
mechanic is an independent ninn. uo
where ho will, his craft will bring him sup-
iie ncea ask iayors 01 none.' 110
has, literally, his fortuno in his own hands,
Vt rnnliul. nawanla Bt,Ll ! A.,- t...lR
U.r, ,,ln.kn,ll. a,l .1...I ,r.A " I"" ' ui uui
......... -.....v,,.... ...... Sons should 'rise In the world,' as thoy say,
with my own handkorohief. 1 made a
dart at it, opened it, piungeu my hand into
nre moro willing that they should study tor
a profession, with' the chances of oven
Uie breastpocket-thoi e was tho roll of mojcriitc suoce8S heavily against them, or
money-Uicre were the twenty-two U,, the risk of spending tholr moidiood In
sanupounus. .. . . . the ignoble task of retallinir drv-iroods. or
low dill 1 an in fi.A hnnlr that, rnni-n nv .... a . , , . a .. . .
. iv ----. -- - rniiinrr lanorioiisivRtuiRneeonnLnni.'HiiiiHk-
on legs or wings P And how did I get ,i, ?, i.ji, .,i i.i
iiuiuo. , ns nau pui uie money sale ,,, manlv strength
Tho value of woman as a " ministering
angel" was in a single instance not pro
perly appreciated. Tho occurrence took
place at Uie leading hotel of one of the
most, if not tho most, celebrated of our
watering places. A gentleman was seized
during Uio night with a severe colic which
ordinary stimulants failed to remove His
wife went down stairs and hod a hot poul
tlce prepared. Returning with it. guided
to uio room oy a cum light, uie uoor being
ajar, sho saw that his eyes were closed,
but was uncertain whether this symptom
indicated pain or slumber. Gently raising
the bcd-clothcs, she laid the hot poultice
upon his stomach his, but not her hus
band's lor sho had mistaken the room,
The man jumped from his bed with a howl
of pain, and, totally unable to apprehend
the intention or tno mistake, ran uown
stairs in his nlght-cloUies, declaring that
some woman nau poureu a snovei or not
coals upon him. Tho explanation to the
husband is supposed to have cured his
colic. ' At all events, the couple employed
tho rest of tho night In packing then
trunks, ' and departed before daylight.
The gentleman who was poulticed retains
a delicatelv-woven handkerchief stained
with mustard, bearing a lady's name upon
as ins memento 01 woman as a nurse,
away? Mary know by my face it was all
right ; and didn't we have a danco of joy
all round the house.
My burglar had been only a sort of
snenk, alter all, who got in at an open
window and bolted with the spoils of the
hall ; but if he had taken the pains to look
into the pocket of the coat, he'd havo
been a rich though perhaps a miserable
and insecure man, and I should have
been utterly and deservedly ruined.
Transfusion of Blood.
A memoir recently published upon tho
transfusion of blood from 0110 living sub
ject to another, mentions, as the priuclpal
points rencneii in the investigations ot tno
neaitn nnn inde
pendence. In point of fact, the method
they choose is the one least likely to
achieve tno advancement aimed at; lorine
supply of candidates for positions as 'er
rand-boys,' dry-goods clerks, and kindred
occupations. Is notoriously over-Btocked.
While, on the other hand, uie demand lor
really skilled mechanics, ot ereiy descrip
tion, is as notoriously beyond the supply.
The crying need of tills country to-day is
for skilled labor ; and that father who ne
glects to provide his son with a useful
trade, and to see that he thoroughly mas
ter it, does him a grievous wrong, and
runs tho risk of helping, by so much, to
increase tne stock 01 idle ana dependent,
11 nut vicious, memners 01 society,
author, first, that blood collected and kept . ?'' "e report of tho Prison
in cnntnet. win, tim air at maiiimn ton,. Association, lately Issued, that of 14.690
prisoners coalmen in uie penitentiaries 01
thirty states, In lob, 77 per cent., or over
10,000 of the number, had novor learned
a trade. Tho fact conveys a lesson of pro
found interest to those who have in charge
perature remains unchanged in its constit
uent histological condition, and preserves
its chemical peculiarities for two or Uiree
hours : second, that the red globules, sat
urated with oxygen, are the actual revivi-
iiii uuii;iiiu, uio norm uui uomg nu es
sential part. On Uiis account, to insure
safety, nnd to prevent the introduction of
clots into the circulation, blood deprived
of its fibrin is to be preferred to that in its
normal condition. Third, the defibrinated
the training of boys, and girls too, for the
active amies or uie."
How various and how mysterious are
the phenomena of the life matrimonial!
blood of any speclos, transfused into an What a queer story is this which comes to
!.. , 1.. 1 .1., , , , I C IT. .11 I 1 II n. Oi-l-
luuiviuiini (11 uio s line Biiecies. can revivuv 1 us "Tun xuu 111 x.iiKiauui aim. jaiiui.
that individual, compensating for loss of wife of a cooper, eloped with his clerk, a
oiooii, lumiiing nil tno lunetlons 01 tno young man 01 nineteen, ana aiso wun me
normal and primitive blood, and being cooper's, money and jewelry. The ab
subject to nil its physiological laws. In sconding pair were absent for a week,
tho same wav we can combat an alteration when thev canio back of their own accord.
of the blood, by exchanging it for that Then it was that the injured husband
which is healthy. Fourth, the blood of allowed that he was of a mighty forgiving
animals of ono species can revivify, If even disposition, for ho received the wicked
m a transitory manner, ammai 01 another 1 wue ana tne umaitniui ciera into uib uuuso
specie. Such blood is-readily docom- again. Then came the constable and ar
posed, and if it has been Injected in small rested the clerk, at wldch his master ex
quantities U may be eliminated ; if injected pressed the greatest grief, lending him
in large Quantities it mar produce death, bedding to tho police station, and Bending
Fifth, transfusion well executed Is not a him also the frail Mrs. Taylor to comfort
dangerous operation. The practical dan- him. t hen he withdrew uie action ana
offered to bail the prisoner, which he was
allowed to do. wnen hub singular nusoanu
left the court apparently much relieved.
flrers signalized bv the author lie in tiie in.
trnduction of foreign bodies with the blood.
the formation of clots even in iniectlnp-the
defibrinated blood, the introduction of air New York Tribune. -
into the circulation, nnd the precipitation
of the Injection, and finally, phlebitis, or
inflammation of the inner membrane of the
punctured vein. Editor's M ientific Record,
tit jiurjjer 0 m wjuvtitc.
"tf there is anybody under the canister
of heaven that I havo in utter excressence.'
said Mrs, Partington, "it is the slanderer,
going auout like a Doy-oonstructor, circu-
latin nis cniomct upon honest io.ks."
' An English lady traveling In Franc was
rinniilriB at tl.a linnil Untal ilii 1 .111VI-A
where English Is spokon fluently, accord
ing to the advertisement, by all the wait-
era. Hearing of tho provalonoe of the
small-pox in Uie city, she rushed franti
cally to the office, and demanded of the
clerk: "is uiesmau-pox nerer "jxoijei,
miladl," was the reply ; "as soon as it ar
rive, I will send it up tomihull.v . .
While Tom Corwin was a member of the
General Assembly of the State of Ohio, he
brought iu a bill for the abolishment of
i i f - . .. i. .- i - . i. .. i. : .- . J
IfllUlIU Wllippillg ' M UIO 'WIlippUlf-UVBi.
ie made a speech thereon, to which an
elderly gentleman replied ' as follows
"Mr. Speaker, tho gontleinnn is not as old
as I am, and lias not seen as much ot the
Sraotical operation or Uie system of pun
ihmeut which he desires to abolish
Whan I lived in CouueoUcut, if a fellow
stole a horse or cut up other antics, we
used to Uo him up nnd give him a real
good thrashing; and he always cloarod
right out, anu we never saw anything more
of him. It's the best way of getting rid
of the rogues that ever was tried, and
wiUiout expenso to the State." Corwin
rose to reply : "Mr. Speaker, I have often
been puzzica to account tor the vast im
migration from Connecticut to the West,
but Uie gentleman last np has explained it
to my satisiaciion."
Trustee's and Assignee's Sale.
"VCTUEREAJD, JOITX T. CRAVEN", BY HIS
TT cerufn Deed of Trust, dated the 2Sthdnv
of Decemhor. A. 1. Mid recorded in the
Recorder'.) ofiice of Cole countv. Missouri. In
Book "W." on pages 181, 182 nnd 183, conveyed
to the undersigned, N. C. Burch, m trustee, tho
following dewrloed real estate, altuate in the
county of Cole, and Stale of Missouri, to wit:
ine eHBi nau oi me noriueast quaruT ot tne
northeast quarter of section 10; the southeast
quarter of the Moutheiwt quarter of section 3; the
west half of the northeast quarter of the south
east quarter, section 3; anu all that part of the
west half of the aoutheast nuartcr of the north
east quarter of section 3, lying south of the road
leauiugw jcner8on iiiy ; an in iowiimpoi
range 12. containing niuetv-one and twentv-livo
hundredths acres, more or less, in trust to se
cure the payment of a certain promissory note
in aaid deed of trust mentioned aud described ;
and whereat the payment of said note was
afterwards assumed by Horace Wilcox who
purchased the said real estate, subject to the en
cumbrance of the said deed of trust; and where
as ucuuit nas neen mane in tne payment oi aaui
note; and whereas the said Horace Wilcox wav
afterwards, to-wit: On the 5th day of July, A.
D. 1872, duly adjudged and declared a bankrupt
by the District Court of the United States for
the Western District of Missouri, and the under
signed James C. Babbitt and Kemp Q. Cooper,
are his duly appointed and qualified Assignees In
bankruptcy; and whereas, by an order or said
Court, made on the 19th day of December, 1872,
the said Assignees were ordered to uulte with
the said Trustee tn a sale of said property under
the provisions of the said deed of trust: Now
therefore, public notice is hereby given that the
undersigned Trustee acting under the provntlous
of the Raid deed of trust, aud at the request of
the bolder of said note, tn conjunction with said
Assignees acting under said order, will on
TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 187a.
Between the hours of 10 o'clock in the forenoon
and 4 o'clock in the afternoon of said day, at the
Court House door In the Citv of Jefferson, coun
ty of Cole, and State of Missouri, sell the above
described property at public auction to the high-
est Diuuer ror casn, in oruer to satisiy said note
and the costs of executing said trust.
N. C. BURCH. Trustee.
James C. Babbitt. . ,
dec27-0t KempG.Coopkr, ssigneeH.
Trustee's and Assignee's Sale.
XVHEREAS W- H C0NJ AND "AR AH
TT A., his wife, by their certain deed of
trum, uateu me 4Ui day or uopteiuoer, 1W7, anu
rccorueu in ine iiecoruerx umce oiuoiecouuiy,
Missouri, in Book , pages &14, 345 and 3KJ,
conveyed to tho undersigned, W. I. rratt. as
Trustee, uie louowing uescriueu rcai estate sit
uate tn the county oi Cole aud Slate of Missouri,
to-wit: Tho cast half of the northeast ouarter
of the southeast quarter of section 3, and all that
part of the east naif of the southeast quarter of
uie Qorineasi quarter oi section , lying souiu oi
the road running west from the City of Jeffer
son, all ht township 44, of range 12, in trust to
secure the payment of a certain promissory note
in saiu tieca oi trust mentioned and described ;
and whereas the payment of said note was af
terwards assumed by Horace Wilcox who pur
chased the said real estate subject to the encum
b ranee of the said deed of trust; and whereas
default has i been made in tlie payment of said
note ; and whereas the said Horace Wilcox wan
afterwards, to-wit ; On the Mb day of July, A.
D 1872, duly adjudged and declared a bankrupt
by the District Court of the United States for the
western District or Missouri, and Uie under
signed, James C. Babbitt and Kemp G. Cooper
are his duly appointed and qualified Assignee
in bankruptcy; and whereai.bv an order of said
Court, made on the"19th day of December, 1872,
.the said Assignees were ordered to unite with
the said Trustee iu a sale of said property under
Uie provisions of the said deed of trust: Now,
therefore, public notice 1b hereby given that the
undersigned Trustee acting under the provisions
of the said deed of trust, and at the request of
uie nouier oi saiu uoie, in conjunction witu said
Assignees acting under said order, will on '
TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, T878,1' !
Between the hours of 10 o'clock in tho forenoon
and 4 o'clock in the afternoon of said duy, nt the
Court House door iu the City of Jeffersou, coun-
Sf of Cole, and State of Missouri, sell the above
escribed property at public auction to the high
est bidder for cash, iu order to satisfy saM uote
Kim uie vusui ui execuuiig saiu irusi,
- ' W. 1). PRATT. Trustee.
' ' Jambs C. Babbitt, ) A .L,'
dec27-ot Kkmp G. Goorea, AWPft. ,
. : '. 'ii'.:' H tiU f -it.'?' i! 'I'.i IWlK-t
Dry Ms, Cloiii
A Couple of Dutchmen the one named
Schneider the other biiatz, always very
friendly together had a Berious fulling
out concerning a dog. It appears that
Schneider accidentally killed a dog be
longing to tne oincr. i nis so exasperateu
Snatz that he Bued for dnmaccs. ' The case
was taken to court, and the defendant was
asked by the judgo if he killed the dog,
"Pesure, diit's so," said Schneider. ' " I
did kill him, but (lot's his nizness to broof
dat." This satisfied the judge, he uut
few Questions to the owner of tho dor
The iudtre asked him what dainaees he
wished, or, iu , other words, what he esti
mated bis dog to be worth. , "Veil," aaid
snatz, "pesure dat aog.ia voith noding
but since Schneider van so mean as to kili
dut dog, he must pay for do lull value of
A Distinction Without A Pu-pkr-encb.
Ono day Dr. Whatcly was walk
ing with a young officer of artillery who
was aiueu co nira in Diooa, wnen me lat
ter propounded tho following riddle, ,
"What Is the ditference between a donkey
and an archbishop P" Whatcly gave it up,
and received the following reply, "The one
carries hi cross behind, and tne other be
fore, referring to tho mark of the cross
on Uie bock of the domestic ass and on Uie
apron ot an archbishop. "Very oood.
indeed," laughed Whotely. "Ami now
can you tell me Uie dUI'urenco between a
donkey and a captain of artillery P", , No,
indeed. I can not," roulied the oiHoer.
"Thero is none Whatever," rejoined the
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A Full Assortment Constantly on Iliiiid, nt
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Wholesale ' and Retail.
I ' i.i i.'i i n tu.iiu
HAVING RECENTLY DOrTGHT TIIE EX
tlre stock ot the 1st John Metsel nt re.
msrkably low prieos they are prepared to give
their Customers unusually good 1
anu aeu, ui
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