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Springfield Globe -Republic
SPltLNrGFIELD, OILLO, SATORDAY EVENING, JAINTJARY 17, 1885
ITIIE 8PBINOFIELI) HEPOllUC
I Volume XXX. Number :iO.
Volume IV. Number 30l.
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Ohio Valley and Tennessee: Fair, gener
ally colder weather; followed in western por
tion by slight rise ol temjierature, northerly
Kinds, shilling to easterly, higher barometer
followed in west jwrtion by lower barometer.
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CuSLCTKD BV Of AS. W. PaYXTEK A C.
WedneJr,Jn. 14, lSKi.
Ben. a 20c; choice scarce.
!. Good supply; SOc.
Poultry Gnod demand; chickens, joung, 20
SOc; old, 25aS5c each.
APrLES-SOcAll 50 ier bush.
Potatoes 355iic per bush.
sweet Potatoes tlJOaluOperbush.
OBBAOE Dull . 75c a 1 1.50 per libl.
Onioss 75c per bush.
Salt Snow-flake brand, JI.30 r bbl.
(i)Al. Oil IOaiim tergal.
La RIi 6c
Heai- -Country cured meats, few In market.
Klne washed, 2S30c; unwashed, KoB.
KruAB.1 A Urge demand and prices low; gran
ulated. 7c per lb:. "A" while, C',c tier lb; extra C
lixht, Q4c iper lb; jellow.C. Sc Itr lb; C, ic
"COFFEE Marke lower; Java, 20a3uc per lb;
Kio golden, 18a.O per lb: Kio, prime green, I2Xa
ISc per lb; Klo,sc moon, juc per i.
. 71 ai-L- StI- ( Iv iiflr r1 .
Orleans, taS0c r gal; sorgh am
SOc per gal,
RicK-Best Carolina, 8Kc per lb.
saw '2m ilaW '
OtSTKBS 2oc rerqU
DaiEit Aitlks l-3c per lb.
Deieu Pkaches-IOc per lb
Ch UK as-brewed, is 75 to J.1.50 per dozen.
Tl'KKEYS ' Salfle per lb.
DUCKS " R75asa per do.
Kabits !! 25at 50 r dor.
PaIMS e 10al.!C per lb,
inuM Jew ;v "'.
AFmi Sew eSc i lb
PACi.ES llfclve- i' mdf,,l( per lb.
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FREE SGHUOL BOOKS.
Thorpe Introduces an Important
Bill at Columbus, To-day.
Senatorial Fight in Illinois.
Washington, January lfi. Senate. Me
morials were presented and bills introduced
Mr. Heck To settle and adjus. the claims
Of any State for expenses incurred in defense
of the United States.
The putting up of a memorial marble tali
let to be placed in the room, in the Senate
wins, where Henrr Wilson died, and in his
honor, was suggested in a resolution ottered
The inter-state commerce bill was then
Mr. Van Wyck quoted from a letter writ
ten by Hon. William Walter Pbelps, io
which lie said the latter showed that Senators
and Representatives purchased railroad shares
on the b'sis of one to three. "Certainly," he
said, "stocks and bonds, according to this
evidence, are owned in this chamber and the
other end of the Capital on that basis. That
is, you pat down one dollar and take up
three. So it would appear that even members
of Congress learn where the little joker is.
No wonder there is here manifested the same
contempt for public clamor as Vanderbilt is
said to have exhibited in language more for
cible but not so reverential as by the dis
Mr. Williams strongly opposed the railroad
practice of charging more lor short hauls than
for longer ones. He favored the commission
bill, but admitted that since the first year's
operation ot the Kentucky State Commission
it had accomplished nothing, and was now
"not worth a cent."
Hocss The disagreement with the Senate
on the Atlantic and Pacific Land Grant bill
was persisted in and new conferees ap
Hiinted. The Committee of the Whole remained in
session several hours considering war claim
bills, but no final action was reached. The
Indian appropriation bill was reported and
placed on the calendar.
CoLCUBra, January 17. Senate. Mr.
Lewis introduced a bill which provides that a
commission, consisting of the Governor, at
torney general, secretary of state and school
commissioner, after approving of any text
book for the use of pupils in the common
schools shall purchase the same either by
wholesale or by copyright, and furnish to
boards of education at co3t price. Each
scholar shall receive one set free tiom the
board of e-Jjcation, but shall pay cost price
for all obtained thereafter.
Bills were introduced: Appropriating $1,
000 for display of Ohio Merino wool at New
Orleans; amending the business registration
law; fixing the fee for slate school certificates
Bill passed: House bill, fixing bushel ofehar
coal at 2743 cubic inches.
Resolutions adopted: To investigate the j
Hocking Valley trouble; indorsiug the
Resolutions offered: For coustitutional
amendment giving the Legislature absolute
control of the liquor traffic.
House. Bills passed:
Mr. Turner Making it felony to break
into a building in the daytime with the in
tent to commit burglary.
Mr. Turner Making it a felony to break
into any building in the night season.
Mr. Bobl Appropriating money to pay
the public debt, $350,000, due next July, and
$209,572.84 interest on the public debt, also
due July 1.
Mr. Hadlcy Conferring on Common Pleas
Courts the same jurisdiction in sale of real
estate of insolvent debtors as Probate Courts
Mr. Littler Authorizing New Carlisle,
Clark county, to issue bonds to improve
Mr. Hunt AmendingSection 4718 author
izing supervisors to accept $2.50 instead of
$3 for a day's labor on the highways.
CoLUMBrs, January 17. HorsE. Mr.
Thorp, of Ashttbula, to-day introduced a bill
making it compulsory on all boards of educa
tion to furnish free all school books and
school supplies to pupils and striking out the
provision ot the statute that books be fur
nished free to indigent pupils.
Mr. Thorp says that under the free book
system as provided by his bill the expense for
school books will only be about one-half
what it is at present to parents in Ohio, and
that the annoyance of the necessarily fre
quent purchase of books will be avoided.
The additional expense can be met, lie savs,
by school boards slightly increasing the levy
for contingent expenses; or by reducing the
number of months in which the schools are
open during the year. The reductic of ex
penses attendant on having but right instead
of nine school months in the year would
furnish sufficient money to buy books.
The Senatorial Muslness In Illinois.
Springfield. 111., January 1G. Upon the
assembling ot the House this morning, Mr.
Haines, elected temporary Speaker, and de
claring himself permanent Speaker, said he
bad a constitutional duty to perform, and in
pursuance of it said he would instruct the
Doorkeeper to notify the Senate that the
House was regularly organized, and would
proceed at 1 0 o'clock this forenoon to canvass
the returns ot the S:ate officers.
Mr. Fuller (Uep.) moved the House direct
the Doorkeeper not to convey the communi
cation. Mr. Haines ruled the motion out of order.
Mr. Fuller appealed from the decision of
Mr. West Dem. said the paper signed by
Haines as Speaker was an illegal document.
If Haines wanted a revolution he West was
in favor of opposing bim by a revolution.
The House should proceed to permanent or
ganization and save the taxes of the people.
Mr. Haines called Mr Craft to the chair,
and said if be had done wrong, the peniten
tiary was open for him.
Mr. Haines said Governor Hamilton threat
ened to prorogue the Leeialatute if the House I
is still proceeding.
Governor Hamilton denies having made
the statement credited to him by Haines.
A special to the Cincinnati Commercial
Gazette says: "About 9 o'clock it liecame
rumored about that the Republicans had
agreed upon a plan for seating Linegar in
the Speaker's chair by force. The rumor was
that the Gorernor had been consulted and
was with the projectors of the plan, and
would even order the Governor's Guard to
the State House. Preparations were made
at once, and the strongest door-keepers
and janitors were stationed thickly about
the Speaker's chair, ready for a strug
gle. This is the situation at 10 o'clock, and
fillibustering is going on amid great excite
ment. Some of the Republicans, however,
laugh at the rumor, and say they are oiily
attempting to frighten the Democrats.
At 1 1 o'clock the House broke out in a
great turmoil. The uproar was frightful; the
members advanced from both sides, shaking
their fists, and threatening each other. It is
not expected that the night can be passed
without a row and pergonal collision.
v. P. u.
"F. I). M." describes the speech of Haines,
The feature of the early part of the day
was the taking ot the floor by Speaker
Haines, amid mingled cheers and hisses. He
spoke tor two hours in a brilliant manner.
He said he was ready to leave the chair at
any moment the party would find a man to
succeed him who could be elected. He de
fied the Democrats who were assailing him to
bring charges agains'. him for impeachment
and removal. He said if anybody would
prefer charges against him, he would go at
once to the chair and recognize the man, and
put the matter at occe to the House.
The Southern Kxponltton In Hard Lines.
New Orleans, La., January 1G. The
events of to-day indicate that a crisis is fairly
imminent in the finances of the Exposition.
In this afternoon's meeting of the Exhibitors'
Association, Vice President Joceyln made
the statement that he had the authority ot
several United States Commissioners that an
appeal would be made to Congress to remove
the present management throughout and
substituie a new one; also, to appropriate
another fund to lift the Exposition out of
The facts, as far as can be learned, are
In reference to a formal demand made yester
day by the Commissioners' Association, the
management in a body met a committee of
the Commissioners in the New York head
quarters to-day. The conference was ac
cepted by the management as a lesser evil,
the other alternative having been indicated in
a threat that it the meeting was refused an
appeal would be made to Congress forth
with. The aim of the Commissioners was to
obtain a full and unequivocal statement of
the real financial status of the Exposition,
which information had hitherto been persis
tently withheld. The meetisg was held with
closed doors, but it is known upon the au
thority ot a Commissioner that Major
Burke, in a speech of an hour's
length, gava the information asked
for, and begged the Commissioners not
to go before Congress until he had finished a
statement, now in preparation, to be sub
mitted to President Arthur, accounting for
every cent of the $1,000,000 loaned by the
Government. This statement, he said, would
how that the.Eaosition owed over $200,000.
Within twenty-four hours, he continued, the
sum would be at the disposal of the manag
ment, from what source he declined to say.
It was agreed to defer all action proposed
until Major Burke should have an opportu
nity to make good his promises, and the com
The gravest discontent exists among work
men employed in the grounds, to some of
whom two, three and even four weeks' pay
There has been a heavy snow, badly drifted,
in the Northwest and West,
Morgan J. Lewis, Republican judge at the
Sixth ward polls, Cincianati, testified before
the Lot Wright Commission, Friday, that the
trouble was started at that place by a Demo
cratic colored man challenging a colored
voter, and immediately striking bim.
The witness was threatened by
a crowd for bis acts as judge.
Henry Keasler testified in regard"to the cases
ot the colored men improperly arrested on
election day. David Kinney, colored, testi
fied that he was arrested, though he had long
been a resident and voter.
All is quiet in the Hocking Valley.
The annual report of the Department of
Agriculture, now in press, makes the record
sf the corn production for 1884 1,705,000,000
bushels, wheat nearly 513,000,000, and oats
583,000,000. These aggregates are the largest
ever l scolded. The rate of yield is 25.8
bushels corn, wheat 13, and oats 27.4. These
are Ihe figures for permanent records.
The council of Cincinnati passed a resolu
tion to condemn property on both sides of
McLean avenue to a depth of two hundred
feet, lrom Eighth to Gest streets, for city
purposes and to benefit the Southern railway.
An appropriation of $1,00" was also made to
investigate in detail the defalcation of Police
The Monongahela, Allegheny, Big Sandy,
both Kanawhas, Scioto and Kentucky rivers
are rising with heavy rains at headwaters.
At Cincinnati the Ohio rose over ten leet
Friday, with over thirty-five feet in the chan
nel, and was rising last night over six inches an
hour. The rise at Cincinnati will make over
fifty feet in the channel ot the Ohio. Eight
inches snow at St. Louis last night, and navi
gation virtually suspended by ice in the Mis
sissippi. The Cincinnati Floral Company assigned
for the benefit of creditors. Liabilities,
$4,00 J; assets, $2,000.
Secretary McCulIough has kegun a rigid
examination of the affairr, past and present,
of the New York customs office.
Wright Leroy was hanged at San Fran
cisco for the murder of Nicholas Skerretts,
an aged capitalist, August 13, 1883.
Lucy Johnson drowned herself in a creek
at Madison, Ind., to bury her love for a fellow
wbo was jailed for petit laiceny.
The flour mill of David Keefer k Sons,
Covington, Ky., was destroyed by fire. Loss
$60,000; insurance approximated at two
thirds. William Druse, ot Utica, N. Y., whs shot
and killed by his wife, who then ourned the
body and buried the ashes. She wa3 ar
rested. The Atlantic Mills, at Lawrence, Mass.,
employing twenty-five hundred operatives,
have gue notice of a general reduction in
Thomas Graham, cashier at the Mt. Claic
shops of the B. & O. Railway Company, has
disappeared, leaving his accounts short by
An accideut on the Pan-bandle, four miles
adjourned over till Monday,
west of Piqua, Ohio, caused the death of the
engineer aud hrakeiaan, while the fireman
nd conductor were badly scalded.
A number of Philadelphia gentlemen have
subscribed a large sum to pay the expenses
attending legal measures to keep the Lilieity
Bell from going to New Orleans.
Assistant Adjutant General Hill reports af
fairs in the Hocking Valley to be very se
rious. Mauy miners are armed. The Gov
ernor will send no troops until there is an
The President lias directed the Hags on the
Executive department at Washington to be
placed at half-mast to-day (Saturday) in re
spect to the memory of ex-Vice President
Colfax, whose funeral takes place to-day.
Wm. Felix Henry was hanged at Edwards
ville. III., for the murder ot Henry Ross and
Henry DePugh, in Marcn, 1882. He passed
the nigh' before the execution in playing a
It appears from the Mayor's message that
the entire floating debt of Baltimore is $55,
379.50, and the indications are that it will be
entirely paid off before the message reaches
the City Council, on January 2G.
The Uachtr, Homer Hartman, ot the Ger
man Township High School makes the fol
lowing report ot the month, ending January
Number of days taught, 20.
A Grade Emery Baker, number of days
present 15, average scholarship 91; M. S.
Billenliue, present 17, average 9G; W. G.
Grist, present 20, average 92; A. J. Hartman,
present 20, average 99; P. A. Hartman,
present 19, average 90; Effie Johnson, pres
ent 18, average 95; Belle Overholser, present
1G, average 97; Willie Rjan, present 19,
average 90; Simon Ramsey, present 19, av
erage 80; Harry Swartzbaugh, present 13,
average 93; J. B. Thomas, present 20, av
erage 99; Lizzie Wey, present 19, average
9S; Elmer Z rkle, present 19, average 99.
II Grade Warren Baker, number of days
present 15, average scholarship 90; Minnie
Circle, present 9, average 84; Ada Hartman,
present 1G, average 90; Grant Johnson, pres
ent 20, average 99; Willie James, present 19,
average 75; Amy Kiblinger, present 20, av
erage 99; George Nawman, present 19, av
trage 87; Mary J. Over, present 20, average
38; Emery Rust, present 20, average 99;
Van A. Reckner, present 17, average 85;
George Swartzbaugh, present 20, average 93;
Mamie Snjdcr, present 17, avrage 81; David
Swartzbaugh, present 18, average 97; Willie
Verity, present 20, average 96.
C Grade Ktlie Baker, number of days
present 17, average scholarship 92; Charles
Miller, present 20, average 97; Clarence Rust,
preient 19, average 97; Ethel Swartzbaugh,
present 19, average 96; Clark Swartzbaugh,
present 20, average 94; Columbia Snyder,
present 19, average 95; Martha Snyder, pres
ent 17, average 92.
The small attendance of M. S. Ballentine,
Harry Swartzbaugh and Minnie Circle is due
Viritors. Prof. Thomas Collins, of Tre
mont City; Charles Ryman, John Xanders,
George F. Johnson, member of Board ot
Education, John FisbcC Alexander Michael,
Alden Overholser, David Verity, Jessie
Pence, Charles Roller, ot Rockway, Henry
Fisher, Amelia Wey, Clara Lorton, Emma
Donovan, Eva Ballentine.
The teacher and pupils extend a very
cordial invitation to their friends, and to all
others interested in the promotion of educa
tion, to visit the school, and thus encourage
them in climbing the educational ladder.
The debate aoi literary exercises held at
Olive Branch school bouse last Friday night,
were weil attended, and the general opinion
is that it was the most successful meeting of
The next regular meeting of the above so
ciety will be held Friday evening, January
23, when the following programme will be
Debate : "Resolved that Climate has Greater
Influence Upon Civilization than any Other
Cause." Affirmative W. S. Taylor, E. E.
Wagner, J. A. Herstey, W. C. Wallace. Neg
ative L C. Cramer, W. V. Baker, K.-S. As
ton, Willis Wise.
Oration Ed H. Wagner.
Declamation Frank Aston.
Essay Bertie Morris.
Recitation Nellie Burns.
Essay Eflie Forgy.
Recitation Effie Quick.
Declamation Ed Forgy.
The next regular meeting of the Township
Teachers' Association will be held at Olive
Branch, next Saturday, January 17, com
mencing at 10 o'clock a. m.
Physiology Daniel Ebersole.
Work for Primary Pupils Belinda Hayes.
Julius Cesar, Acts I. and II., L. F.
Sketch Book Jos. A. Hershey.
U. S. History, from the beginning of the
Revolution to the Winter at Valley Forge
D. O. Zinn.
Calderwood on Teaching, Chapters I. and
II., C. E. Kendrick.
Committee on February Programme Ira
Filsoo, C. E. Kendrick, Belinda Hayes.
The Week ot Prayer was observed at
the churches in New Carlisle.
On Wednesday night (the Sun says) a
lodge of the Secret League was organized
here by Supreme Deputy Charles D. Speagh,
assieted by Mr. L. II. Cowic, Mrs. Charles D.
Speagh and Mrs. R. A. Proctor, of Troy.
The objects of the organization are benevo
lence, it will undoubtedly prosper. Sixteen
charter members were present and took the
obligation, while ft number ot others have sig
nified their intention ot joining. The follow ing
officers have been elected and installed for
Ihe ensuing term: Past Cardinal, J. Ma
HotTa; Cardinal, R. C. Biggs; Vict Cardinal,
Clara Russell; Medical Examiner, Dr. Ben.
Davis; Petitioner, J. W. Swallow; Recorder,
J. B. Wiley; Collector, J. O. Sheets; Treas
urer, D. Eshelman; Marshal, Mrs. J. O.Sheets;
Guard, J. M. McCain; Watchman, Robert
Courter; Trustees, J. O. Sheels, Daniel Un
derwood, II. C. Kppley.
Members ot the First English Lutheran
Church and Sabbath school especially his
Sibbath-school class dropped in at the resi
dence of Mr. Martin L. Rnutzban, 252 South
Factory, Friday evening, and gave the gen
tleman named a complete and very pleasant
surprise. His class made him some valuable
presents. The visitors took baskets with
them, through the driving rain, and nobody
went away hungry.
Tlio new rv-iilL'noe of rx-Congregi-man
V. I). Wall ur, at Jlinnrnio'i.i,
is said tit biMh lin:-t in t V -t.
It ispstinat .1 Hint the sprriiged-iily
cotismii-'tio i f (- lliron hout the
United State- anion t- to t.'i.ilW.UW.
Poets are ne r y :i 1 n oker. Tlrs
doesn't nee s-ar Iv i'llieate them is
anything wnm w "tbto aceo. i owever.
HMiop AitlmrC evel mlCoxo wishes
the Prot-i-tant Kiii a (' urrli to
change its n.vi e to tin 'Amcricin
Murray IL II. the ari-lo rate locality
of New York City, was named alter
l.indley Murray, the fanioti- ranininr
ian of the .a-i enliirv.
The ed tor of London I'unrh li.ia
cle7 n unmarried dan liters on his
hands. Tn..- a- otint- or the nlwenc
of htimorou- articl - fro n I'unrh.
The cataracts ot the Nil are due to
granite vein-, wli' h th r v r, vhi e
working a wav tlnoiili Ihe auiNtone,
has leen unn le to de lro or rvii.ove.
Mrs. Nanry Cidey, njed 10.1, the old
est woman in f'onne t rut, i- a nere,
aud was so -mall when -he was horn
that she wa placed in a pewter teajiot
and the lid clo-ed. She ha- been brew
ing some time.
A Hoston colored man. who recently
wooed and won the object of his love,
offered as one of the indticementsto the
desired match: "Yes, honey, an" you
needn't do a Mitch of work for a week
after de weddin'."
A man named Harvey has squatted
on the only land byvthi h the Grand
Canon of the Colorado ri er mar bo
reached, and charges v s tors $S1S! each
for beholding that mo-t wot.derful speci
men of nature's handiwork.
The oonsumpt on of iquor in Par's is
enormous. It is e-timatcd that the
amount con-umed year y fier head of
population i as min-h a- lorty-l.re gal
lons of w.ne. a gallon and "a Pali of
s urits, and three gallons of beer.
Mary Anderson w cars as Juliet live
elegant costumes a ery pale blue
i roca 'e with a an;e pattern.yellowand
gold satin, ,-eagreen an't pink, lire
white and a s lver tissue) garment, in
which sho v. as carr cd to her grave.
Mrs. General Custer is said to have
cvcral t'mes had the nape of her n ck
and s de li e o the hea i t ke.i in pho
tographs fo admir ng friends wiio de
clare it to e of cla si pro;ort ong,
rarely found except on a s tilpturvd
To make invis'ble ii k, take linseed
o 1, 1 part; water of ammonia, 20 parts;
pure water, 100 parts. Mix thoroughly
and shako well be ore using. To make
the writing appear, dip the paper in
water. Th t characters fade as the pa-
The Yale Freshmen have been meas
ured, with the following result: Aver
age height. 5 feet 7.3 nches; c rcumfer
ence of che,st. S.r ni hes; breadth of
shoulders, 16 inches; weight. 1:54.4
pounds. The average age of the ela-s
is 19 years, 1 month anil II days.
The follow ng is said to be a literal
translation of a paragraph in a Fren h
novel: "Ca ting hers If b twecn her
brother and h s inte: de I vi titn the fair
Inez exclaimed, in a voi e that t ibratcd
with agony: 'Rodo pho, do nut kill him.
for if you did he would surely .1 e.' "
Sofa pillaws, tilled with .-pikes of
green pine and hemlo k, with a pine
bough and appropriate quotation em
broidered on the scarlet covers, are
among the attractive novelties. Thee
pillows reta n the delicious piney odor
a long time, and are said to be hygien c.
Queen Olga, of (Jreece, is one of the
handsomest of women. She s rather
tall, most exquisite y bui t, with small
hands and feet, thick dark hair. Jar e
brown eyes with eyelashes that are
wonderiul, and with a pure creamy
com lexiou as rare as it is beauti ul.
She is very foi d of hor.-e ack ri iin:r,
and looks we i in the sad le. She is
adored by her husband and er people.
The Xorwlial' Horn.
In the upper jaw of the young nar
whal are found two small tuks. which
in the female regularly remain undevel
oped throughout her life. In the male
the left link grows into a spirally
grooved rod, sometimes attaining the
length of ten feet. A large narwhal's
tuk has no .-mall commercial value,
ior the ivory is very hard and solid,
will take a "high polish, and keeps its
beautiful whiteness a long time. Sev
eral ingenious speculations have been
made in regard to the use of this re
markable growth; killing .ish for food
and breaking breathing holes through
the iccarc two uses suggested which fail
to account for the long tusk being eon
lincd to the males. The females cer
tainly can not live on air alone, nor
without air, and they cannot count on
always having a male near to wait up
on them. It is more probably to be
accounted for by the same reasons
which explain the possession of horns,
tuks, or mane by the males only of
some land mammals. Rarely the right
tusk is developed instead of the left,
aud sometimes the female has a weap
on like that of her mate. One female
h.-vs been taken with both tusks devel
oped, one being .-even feet in length,
the other live inches longer. Like his
fellow gladiatcrs of the sea, the nar
whal will occasionally thrust his gi
gantic foil into the side of a ship, whero
it usually breaks off, and, fitting the
hole like a plug, seldom causes a leak.
Narwhals aie generally seen in herds
of fifteen or twenty; they will coma
close about a ship, apparently from
curiosity, and it is one of the most en
tertaining sights of the northern seas
to watch them plunging about, spout
ing spray from their blow-holes, and
clashing their long weapons together
as if fencing. E. A. Fernald, in Popu
lar Science Monthly for January.
Old, hut Keep It Before the People.
Ilcnpcck him. Snarl at him. Find
fault with him. Keep t.n untidy house.
Humor him half to death. Boss him
out of his boots. Always have the last
word. Be extra cross on wash day.
Quarrel with him over trifles. Never
have meals ready in time. Run bills
without his knowledge. Vow vengeance
on all his relations. Let him sew but
tons on his shirts. Pay no attention to
household expenses. Give as much as
he can earn in a month for a new bon
net. Tell him as plainly as possible
that you married himforaliving. Raise
a row if he dares to bow pleasantly to
an old lady friend. Provide any sort
of pickup meal for him when you do
not expect strangers. Get anything the
woman next door gets, whether you can
afford it or not. Tell him the children
inherit all their mean traits of charac
ter from his side of the family. Let it
out sometimes when you are vc.ved that,
you wish you had married some other'
fellow that you used to go with. Gite
him to understand as soon an possible
after the honeymoon that kissing1 lis
well enough for spoony lovers, but that,
for married folks it is very silly. Ye
"It is so frightfully dull here," ex
claimed Miriam Creswick, with her
"Diana bow" of a mouth stretched in
a most pretentious yawn. "Is there
nothing here but crochet work, wild
strawberries and tea parties3"
Miriam was tho very impersonation
of her Jewish name tall and dark,
with creamy complexion, and eyes that
seemed to melt and swim like stars
hiding away in shady springs. And
she wore soft, sweeping robes, that fell
around her in statuesque folds, and
moved with the slow, roval grace of a
Hebrew queen, so that Constance Dale
looked up to her with girlish admira
tion as the incarnation of all that was
radiant in womanhood.
"But I thought you came here to re
alize and rect uit after tho winter's dis
sipation, Miriam." said Constance.
"So I did but I don't mean actually
to stagnate if I can help it."
Constance looked puzzled. Miss
"The dear little unsophisticated
fairy!" she cried gavly, "the sewing
circle and a port-folio of embroidery
patterns may be enough for you. but
won't suflicc for me. I must have a
flirtation or two to spico the monot
ony." "But I thought. Miriam, that Judge
"Stuff and nonsense!" interrupted
Miriam, with good-humored imperious
ness. "Of course I'm to .marry Perci
val Dalton some day or at least so the
elders say, and I've no doubt that he's
a very fine young man "
"Ob, Miriam, you do not mean that
you have nevcrscenhim?"
"Why are you so horrified at that?"
asked Mi-s Creswick, half turning, so
as to fa-tcn a spray of roebuds in her
midnight dark hair. "W'c aren't en
gaged, nor shall we be, probably, until
it is ascertained whether or not I shall
suit my lord. He's rich and he's hand
some, if report be true, and that's pret
ty much all I care for."
"And when docs he return from Eu
rope?" asked Constance, in breathless
"In September, I suppose. Come,
tonny, don t you want to walk down
to the Po-tollicc? I'm sotired of doing
The two girN had ju.-t emerged from
the shady line upon the quiet country
mad, when a tall young man of the
fair-haired Saxon style of face passed
them, carlcssly dolling his cap to Con
"rno is mat, v-onr' whispered ATMs
Creswick, turning her stately head to
look after the vanishing figure.
"Mr. Kgerton's nephew. Percy
"The parson's nephew? How hand
some he is. Whv didn't von introduce
"Shall I call him back?" asked Miss
"Nonsense. Is he a villager?"
"No he is here for a few weeks, en
joying our fine scenery and delicious
"Good." said Miriam, nodding her
head. "We can hcln amuse each oth-
"Miriam!" cried Constance with a
face that was really shocked; "you
would not flirt with Iiim merely for a
"To be sure I would!" laughed Mir
iam. "Don't be a fool. Conny men
are our natural prey, just as we are
And she only made fun of poor Con
stance's indignant remonstrances.
"I hope he won't speak to you, that's
all," said Constance.
"You're not in love with him your
self, caraV laughingly demanded Mir
iam. "Of course not!" flashed out Con
stance, with flaming checks; "only I
don't like to see any creature, whether
brute or human, hunted cruelly down."
"It won't hurt him," said Miriam
Apparently Mr. Wylde was quite
ready for flirtation and to speak the
truth it would have beenratherdifficult
to avoid falling into Miss Cres wick's en
chantingly spread snares. Picnics,
boating parties and dreamy rambles up
to the mountain side, all con-pired to
aid the siren's plans, while Constance
looked on grieved and troubled, and
soroly anxious to warn Percy Wylde
against the pit-falls he was so surely
"But what can I say?" sighed poor
little Constance Dale. "Miriam is so
beautiful and so fascinating, while I
am nothing but a country girl!"
So the time passed on, until the ripe,
full beauty of the summer tide was at
its height, and Miss Creswick was pack
ing the trunks to join her aunt at Cape
"Of course, it has been very charm
ing here," she said, as she sat on the
old farm house piazza in the moonlight
the night before her departure; "but
one can't dream on in Arcadia forev
er?" Parcy Wilde sat silent By her side,
and she fancied that his face looked un
wontcdly pale in the moonlight.
"I hen you are determined to go.
"I must," she answered, infusing a
bewitching softness into her voice.
"My future fate is to be at Cape May
"The man whom I suppose I am to
marry!" Miriam added, carelessly.
"1 hen I am to understand that you
have been deceiving me all this time?"
"Deceiving you, Mr. Wylde? In
deed, I am at loss to comprehend "
"Stop, Miriam," the young man in
terrupted, speaking in a low, measured
voice, which aw-eif the coquette more
than auy burst of fervid passion or
overpowering rage could have done.
"So you mean to tell me you have de
liberately enticed me on all these
weeks, knowing that at last you sliould
cast me off as a plaything of which you
had grown weary? Miriam Creswick, I
should scarcely have believed this of
Miriam colored scarlet, and tapped
her foot indignantly on the floor.
"It was your own fault, Mr. Wylde."
"It was -and I accept the conse
quences of it." he answered calmly. "1
would rather be myself than you. Miss
Creswick. A di-appointed man may
yet find some -weet drops in the cup of
life, but a hearties- flirt can never re
spect her-elf or be re.-pectcd bv oth
ers!" Miriam bit her lip. It was not such
fun, after all, to be lectured after this
fashion by the man she had befooled so
delightfully. Nor tin! she regret the
soft sound of Con-tance Dale's footfall
on the porch floor--a sign that her
tete-a-tete was at an end.
"One would really think I had com
mitted a state crime!" -aid Mi-s Cres
wick to herself, her checks still blazing
and her eyes sparkling in the moon
light. "Conny may entertain him now
if: she pleases I'll "have nothing more
to say to him."
And altogether it was a decided re
lief when Miss Miriam Creswick and
ker trunks departed for Cape May.
' "H Mr. Daltou come, auntv?" was
w "st wager question, when she ar
rived at tho huge, swarming hotel, and
began to unpack her treasures of gauze,
crape and lustrous silk.
"This morning," Mrs. Creswick an
swered with an air of self-satistied
pride. "So stylish and distingue he is.
too the handsomest man in town, I
Miriam smiled proudly how long
ago those moonlight evenings at the
old Dale farm seemed to her now.
Poor Wylde but what else could he
have expected. Who can play with
edged tools without incurring the risk
of cut fingers?"
"Do yon suppose he'll send up his
card, aunt," she asked, "or wait for a
less formal introduction?"
But Mrs. Creswick could only leave
the answer to this question for fate to
And it happened that Miss Cress
wick and Sir. Dalton met that very
Miriam was standing in thedoorway,
a fleecy cloud of white, with roses in
her hair and corsage, when suddenly
the color deepened somewhat in her
"Aunt," she whispered, "he's here!"
"He, child? Whom on earth do vou
"Don't you remember? the parson's
nephew, out at Edgedale, that I told
"Where?" asked Mrs. Creswick.
putting her gold eye-glasses to her
"There by the door! See, he's
coming this way. Why, auntie, he's
bowing to you!
But Mrs. Creswick, without hearinc
her niece's last words, rushed forward
all smiles and graciousness.
"So happy to meet you, Mr. Dalton!
Allow me the pleasure of presenting
you to my niece. Miss Creswick."
"And .Miriam found herself involun
tarily courtesying to Mr. Percy
Aunt Creswick, the only one who was
entirely unconscious, smiled and sim
pered as only a well-seasoned dowager
"And when did you arrive from Eu-
rnne. Mr. Dnlfnn?" hn innitirnil
"I did not come d rectly from Eu
rope, Mrs. Creswick," the "young man
answered w th a slight smile. "I have
been spending the summer with a rela
tive at Edgedale."
Mrs. Creswick started.
"At Edgedale! Why, Miriam has
been there. I wonder vou didn't meet
"I had that pleasure," said Mr. Dal
ton, with a slight inclination of his
"Miriam," cried Mrs. Creswick,
"you never told me."
"Because she herself did not know,"
said Mr. Dalton, smiling. "At Edwe
dale 1 go by the name of Percy Wyl5e,
in adherence to a fancy of my uncle,
who never loved my father's name or
family. And if Miss Creswick told you
anything about me she has merelv
mentioned me as one of tho-e 'country"
hearts" it was her 'pastime' to break
ere she should return to town."
He bowed, and turned calmly away,
while Mrs. Creswick was still in a
mael-trom of perplexity!
"Miriam, I don't understand that at
all!" she cried.
But Mi-s Creswick did. She under
derstood that her own folly had lost
her a rich husband.
And when Constance Dale married
Mr. Dalton she was forced to be con
teut with the very secondary position
of first bride-maid.
Warm stables save fodder.
In England the Dorking is considered
the best table fowl.
Joseph Harris says one plowing when
the land is dry is worth two when it is
Two and one ha f tons of hay contain
an average of about 40 pounds of min
In Australia a single ioiinty has paid
this year bounty on o'er.'.i.OOJ dozen
Good carriage horses are scarce, and
prices are likely to rule h gher for some
t me to come than in the past few years.
The borrowing farmer, remarks the
Farm Journal, is a nu sance, and ought
to be suppressed. Stop the annoyance
by refu-ing to loan.
Professor Arnold and F. D. Curtis,
both good authority, agree that the
best grain food for cows is four paits
bran, two pa'ts corn-meal, one partliu-sced-mcal.
Mr. A Ian claims, in the Canadian
Horticulturist, that apples grown in the
rent al or northern uart of Ontario are
-uperior n point of qual ty to any in
The I.ako Voorhces cattle ranch in
Wyoming Territory comprises I,000,0t0
acre', and one pasture of4Uji)00 acres
is inclosed by a single w.w fence. It
will accommodate 76,000 cattle.
A man po cd some lima beans with
ommon four foot laths, driven one foot
into the ground, and when the vines
had cl mbed the three-foot poles they
w r' pinched ba-k. Re-ult, more and
ear icr beans than ev,r before. .
It is est'mated that the rai'in crop at
Rivers de. Cal., wi.lthis season amount
to 50,000 boxes, and the packers have
been pay:ng from 3 to 5 cents per
pound in the sweat bo-.es. This crop
n bcinx made from about 1,000 acres.
An Illinois farmer gives his hogs r.d
pepper tea on the'r -howing symptoms
of cholera, and cl-dms that this has al
ways proved an effectual cure, and that
h nas n v r lo t a porker so treat-d,
while his neigh ors h ive tutlered seri
ously. Both the black and the red-eyed or
speckled I eans are better for winter use
than ae Lima beans. Ti e former can
be made into soup in the same manner
as w.th spit peas. The speckled bean,
when prepared as the white beau is
usually cooked, is tonsdered much
richer than the latter.
Engl sh manufacturers have an im
provement in m lk-cans in the form of
wroujht-iron tays, which rad ate from
the center and "are fa-tened into the
metal which projects below the can.
The neck of the cans, b ing made of
wrought-st el. are provided with c 1o-j
interchangeable Id-, which serve to
keep out ctust.
Mrs. L. Harrison, in the Prairie
Parmer, says: "Extracted honey is kept
nicely in jars with cloth tied securely
over "the top, so that if it is not ripened
swfli icntly the air will evaporate it
Thcse jars can be piled one u; on an
other, by putting pieces of wood be
tween them. A pro er pla-e in which
to store I oney is a desideratum.
Within a few years the manufa"ture
of cheese has increased in th s cou trv
from 70,000.000 pounds to 4.")0.0tX),00O.
But chce-e is as high-priced as ev. r,
(ompared with otiu-r thing-, and the
market seems no nearr e nsr g utted
than it was years ago. More than that,
it is stid, at current quotat on-, a looil
so aluable tli.t it s. ould e much u.ore
generally used than t has ever been,