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JAMES Btlu BCN, Frop'rt.
AMITAISIXA i i OHIO.
ONLY A GIRL BABY.
A 1.1TTI.N pink hnhy eamet with the dawn.
And opniMMl ht'r fly And pried :
" Oh.rli'arl nh, 6arl whftt will 1 lo
i. . 1 tills great world 10 wider
w I around irlnntM tall,
Taa t.kn ma wrtUnet my will,
Anil eay with Morn : 'TlNonlv a girl,
There, there, my dear, be till.'
"llentinf twontl rv a f!rlt to cry
At a wHcftmn here llko thin;
Tli. a pliiimn to troat a bnby 80
A baby you ought to kla.
11 I am Hred, no tlm1, T want to rent; .
)mnp, gfutitH, lunll ymir linl.fi ;
I hi" (rin to I.1, In my motlir-r'e ui-ms,
I've an good a right as boya,
"And all ontMdo let wild wlnda blow.
Through the elotidft I Men the skins;
The light of hone has come to my heart,
Through the blue of my mother's eyes.'
MISS MILDRED'S WARNING.
Elfrida Moure held aloft before us a
dreadful imaen. 'A house-made ehost,"
she called it, lauehing at the terrifio re
sult of her ban-Hour oi sedulous occu
pation. ' '
It was horrible t
We had been reading, that afternoon,
about the Princess Amelia, that ill-fated
sister of Frederick. Kinor of Prussia.
One thing brought up another. And
when an allusion was made to the
"Woman with the Broom," who was
said to have haunted the Prussian pal
ace, at that time, Elfrida sought a carpet-brush,
with a long handle, In the
closet at the head of the stairs, and,
standing in the outer chamber, alone,
began to dress it artistically in a sheet,
by way of showing us her own idoa of
the phantom that troubled the rest of
We girls wore alone in the wing cham
ber, which had been allotted for our oc
cupancy by Miss Mildred t ay, the own
er of the lovely farm, and the comforta
ble, old-fashioned farm-house, in est
era Pennsylvania, where, with our
parents, and other friends, we were
spending the early vacation months of
the opening summer.
One other girl, Elfrida's first cousin,
Evelyn Moore, shared the wing cham
ber with us.
She had now gone to the village, two
miles distant, lor the evening man.
And Elfrida, who was somewhat envi
ous of Evclvn's scholarship, sooial poni-
Hon and good looks, declared that she
would leave her "woman with the
broom" so near the door of our chain
ber. and in such a position, that it would
inevitably fall against Evelyn, as soon as
she entered, to Dnng our letters.
"She tavs that she is afraid of no
thing that she does not believe In ghosts
or apparitions," she said to us. " Now
let's try her courage. We will hide in
the unfinished chamber, outside, where
we can hear and see all that passes be
tween ber and my phantom."
While we were eying the image from
a respectable distance, and feeling half
afraid of the hideous face and flaming
eves, which Elfrida had drawn with a
few touches of her crayon and a little
phosphorus on the white surface of the
sheet, a rustling sound and movement
in the outer cnamDer maae us an mid
dle together and strain our eyes fear
fully toward its dusRV entrance.
We all felt relietW, I think (I own
that I did, for one), when our hostess,
Miss Mildred, emerged from the gloom
and entered our room without pausing
Elfrida tried to thrust the home-made
ehost into a corner, quite out of sight.
But it was useless to try and conceal
from Miss Mildred's searcbingty-eom-prehensiva
glance the helpleas appari
"Which of you girls made thisf
Why did you make UP" Bhe asked,
Holding it out at arm a lengtn.
Elfrida told her.
"And please. Miss Mildred, don't tell
Evelyn," she said coaxingly. "We only
wish to una out wnetner sue it realty
braver about sucn things than we are
She says she is ; and she declared the
other evening thatthe real 'woman with
a broom' would not nave trigntenea her
in the least if she had seen and heard
her sweeping, I mean, in the passages
of the royal palace."
"And did you bolievo herP" asked
Miss Mildred, bending her keen, gray
eyes on i-unaa s eager iace.
"No; I did n6t,'r confessed Elfrida,
"Did youf" , , -i . . . ,
Miss Mildred addressed us.' i1
I owned that I had my doubts.
Marian Hurst, with a half-averted.
timid look at the dreadful object, that
was still held by our hostess, declared
that she had no doubt whatever.
" No one could help feeling terrified
at such a sight coming suddenly upon
them." she averred.
" You are none of you without your
fair share of common sense," said Miss
Mildred. "And you can deliberately
plan and aid and abet a deed like this t "
She tossed the image out into the
dark, open chamber.
With an angry exclamation, Elfrida
was springing after it ; but she found
herself held back by a stronr hand.
" No, girls! .. That same thing has
been done in this very house once be
fore. Wait till I tell you what came of
it before you try again to carry it out."
At the thought of hearing a story, El
frida forgot her momentary anger, and
crowded in beside us, near the chair at
the window, where Miss Mildred had
seated horsolf . .. "
She looked at us very sadly. The
half-light mar have deceived me, but I
thought then, and I still think, that her
keen, gray eyes were full of tears, as she
began to speak. 1
" I did not always live here by my
solf, girls, in the old homestead," she
said. '.' Kive-and-twenty years ago, my
dear mother and father were here ; and
I had a darling brother, one year older
than myself, named Oliver, and a sister
younger than either of. us, who was
called Isadora, after: the heroine of
story that my mother had' read and
liked very much, just before her bivtli
" I was always tall, and thin, and
gaunt, as you see me now, girls. I took
alter my father, lie looked well enough,
for a man, mind you. But his features
and figure did not suit a girl, and I was
always called ' Homely ' ironi a child.
" But Oliver was handsome like pur
mother, tie had great Blue eyes and
curling brown hair, and the brightest
color, and the sweetest smile. And Isa-
dore was like him, only far more beauti
ful. You have seen her portrait down
"What! that lovely, that angelio
child?" cried i.lmda. wonnenngly,
thought that was an artist's ideal pic
" It was the image of our Isadora at
'Dine years of age," replied Miss Mil
dred, trying to cover the sudden break
and tremble In her voice by a loud
"And at IS she was far beyond that
rinlnllnp for tinatity," oonllmtcit Mint
Mtlrlreri. Ktmtij;ein ol .. utoti In the
Iroilt to look at hr, anil U Inquire who
lie wu, Hut iho pnnrnl to know
nothing and I'trntuitliliiiralHiiit herwon-
durful (food look. Blio wiu good find
f:nlle, and always amiable, without the
east apparent sign of vanity.
Ulipo for heaven, 'our good old min
ister used to saw. I wish she might have
gone there then!" said Miss Mildred,
with, a stilled groan.
"Mie did not tile then!" exclaimed
Clfrlda. "I was so afraid you were going
to tell us of her death."
"She did not die. God help her!" re
plied Miss Mildred, with a sigh so deep
and sad that it was almost a groan.
' Hero In this very wing-chamber, my
brother Oliver thought of it." she said.
" Here he called
me to help him decide how to carry out
the plan. You see, girls, Isadore was
like your friend Evelyn she possessed
great courage. She secrtied to have no
fear, of any thing on earth. Oliver
knew this; su did I. And neither of as
expected any thing more than a hearty
laufjh at her expense, or at our own,
when the evening frolio ended.
"It was Uallow i.ve. Jsatlore and
her dearest friend, a Miss Nancy liruoe
(who lived then at the farm lust below
this one), had agreed to try fate with
spells,' on tnat evening. J. hoy 'dared'
eaoh, other to one thing and another.
and finally Isadore pledged herself to
go into the lonely old north rooms, with
a candle, at nine o'clock that evening,
and eat an apple before Grandmamma
Thome's great mirror that had been
stored away there for safe-keeping for
fifty years or more.
" You see, girls, the idea was, that
ber future husband'! face was to appear
to her, looking over her shoulders, in
that niirror, as she stood before it, eat
ing her apple.
Well, Oliver overheard the girls
planning this that afternoon, and he
told me. And, as I said before, I helped
him, here in this very room, that even
ing, while he disguised himself in a long
white dress, and painted his face all
over a deathly white, with heavy, frown
ing black eye-brows that met, forming
a oiock arcn across nis lorencau,
"It changed him terribly, and he
looKud so n Ke a corpse in that snroud
like dress, that 1 was half-scared myself
at him. But neither of us thought of
Isailore being frightened.
"And so we stole Into the north room.
and contrived to got the mirror out of
its frame. Olivor put his face into the
vacant space. 1 Bungs drapery around
it, and charged him to keep perfectly
sun, and then stole away to watch for
isadore in tno nan
"In a few minutes she came down the
stairs, with her candle and apple in her
nanus, bue was smiling roguishly to
herself as she opened the door of the
north room and went in
"And what happened?" asked Elfri
da, eagerly, as Miss Mildred paused.
w nere was your mother r How
could she let Isadore go into that dread
ful roomr" breathed Marian Hurst,
"Father and mother were both stay
ing with a sick neighbor as watchers
that night." said Miss Mildred: "and
watched and waited, in the outer hall,
till Nancy Bruce came, crying, down
stairs, to tell some one what they had
planned to do, because sue thought
something awlul bad happened to keep
isadore so long in the norm room.
"When Nancy saw me she caught
hold of me and dragged me with her to
the door of the north room. We went
in. i The candle was burning on the
table. The apple had fallen to the floor.
Beside it my brother Oliver was lying
senseless, in a fit. His face looked like
white fire, in the half-darkness. The
poor foolish boy had rubbed phosphorus
all oyer It, after I left him, to moke it
look still more ghastly and ghost-like,
"And isadore where was isadore r"
oried Marian Hurst, beginning to shiver
with nervous dread.
"We found her huddled down in
heap in a- distant corner, with her face
turned to the wall. She knew no one.
Oliver told us, long afterward, that she
stood gazing at him in silence so long
that he advanced his face toward her,
through the mirror, meaning to play to
oner nor a kiss
The light, the life, the intelligence.
all went out of her own face at that mo
ment," he said. "She fled and crouched
down in the corner; and' he, believing
that he had fatally injured her, fell
fainung to the noor."
"l'oor fellow I sighed f.Lmda,
"Where is he now, Miss Mildred?"
In heaven, I hope! He was one of
our first volunteers from this town, and
one of the first officers wha was killed in
the last war. They told me that he ex
posed his life in leading his men into
action. j. aid not mourn tor mm, girls
I knew how glad he was to go. Our
parents died heart-broken, one year from
that fatal Hallowe'en."
"But, l8adore-where is sheP" asked
Elfrida, half fearfully
"At the State Lunatic Asylum. At
first, she seemed only idiotic, and I kept
her at home, devoting my life to her, as
some small return for the wrong that I
had helped to work. But now she is a
raging, raving, dangerous maniac! Uh,
girls, there is nothing left now of the
beautiful child, or of the lovely girl ! It
was all our fault!'! said poor Miss Mil
dred, bursting into tears and hurrying
out of tne room.
Elfrida's eyes were wet, like ours, as
she brought back and silently demolished
the fearful "woman with a broom."
And tevelyh Moore, returning an hour
later with the letters, never knew why
we girls greeted her so kindly and so
luvuigiy upuu luui. pariiuumr uigut.
A MBQB.O family near Montgomery.
Ala., were taken ill, and a voudou doc
tor was called in. He said that snakes
were the cause of the trouble, that their
eggs were in the air and water about
tne piace, ana tnat ne would destroy
them for f HH). His price w-.is deemed
too higlu , Then the doator made a pass
in the air with nls hand, and showed two
toy " Egytian snake eggs," of the kind
familiar to children at the North. 1 bese
had been floating imperceptibly in the
air he said, llu touched a match to
them and uttered some gibberish, while
the "snakes" were rapidly extending
themselves. 1 his was satisfactory prool
of his knowledge and power, and he
was paid the 100.
Custard Pie. Put one quart of milk
over the fire in a farina boiler or in some
vessel in which there is no danger of
scorching. As soon as it boils stir in a
large tanlospoonfnl of dissolved com
starch. Sweeten and flavor to suit your
self. Take the milk from the tire and
stir in three thoroughly beaten eggs,
This must be done very gradually, beat
ing the mixture constantly, to prevent
the curdling of the eggs. Bake with
only a bottom crust.
Conscientious conductor (declining
a tract which was offered him with his
fare) "Very much obliged, mum, but
we ain't allowed to take any perquisites
wnatever, mumi" umaun runcn.
Thr Philadelphia Mirror thinks that
the bathing-dmsaof 1 Ml Is a good thing
for soma other ft-1 low's sister to wear.
A Lawhtky hood looks easy enough
to make, hut we betide t he woman who
trios to fashion It by folding an oblong
piece of stuff together and hollowing It
out in the neck! Every body will
laugh at her, and her dreams of being
followed by a murmur of "How styl
ish!" as she walks along will not be ful
filled. Vert little sunshades are prophesied
In Paris. They are hotter as a protec
tion for the face than the large umbrel
las, for they have handles so short that
they are necessarily held quite close to
the countenance. When they come in
fashion here the sensible woman will
buy a dozen sun umbrellas for nothing,
and be cool and happy for years.
Tniesit are a few of the ways In which
English women use natural flowers:
They make aprons of pink and white
peonies and wear them with while
gowns; drape pink satin with gera
niums arranged in trellises ; fringo blue
satin with red and white double fuch
sias, and place pockets of double nar
cissus on Jersey tunics. The countess
of Bective seems most Ingenious in do
vising those decorations.
What refreshing young women are
those who wear the gowns" that appear
in English advertisements! , In one a
wide-eyed damsel, slender, low-browed,
with a neck like a column of ivory,
stands in the opening betweon two cur
tains with a deep embroidered border,
half raises one with her graceful arm,
and turns to show her star-dotted gown
falling slright to her feet, and looking
wofully like her night gear, in spite of
Its slanting girdle and the big Portia fan
that lies against it, drooping idly from
the maiden's hand. In anothor pic
ture is a long robe of black velvet with
sleeves flecked with white, and inside of
it is a girl who kneels in a deep window
and looks ont from the casement with a
simply overpowering background of
curtain for encouragement.
SIRS. Lynn Linton draws this little
picture by way of illustrating the phrase
" bad style :" " That bad style, more
over, was a thing so subtle that It could
scarcely be explained. The girl was
dressed as it would seem by the descrip
tion unexceptinmablvf and yet the sum
touii was lanure. nur gray merino una
made with the profusion of flounces and
trimmings dear to second-rate fashion,
and trimmed largely with mock lace of
a common kind and pattern. Round her
neck she wore a blue tie Bernard's
lockot slung on to a long streamer of
blue ribbon of a lighter shade than her
tie and a row of white satin-stone beads
with a cross depending. Her golden
hair was dressed in multitudinous puffs
and braids a wonderful structure,
through which were visible unsightly
tracts of greenish-colored lunettes,
rather destructive of the effect sought to
be produced ; her bat was an audacious
but very picturesque Kubens, with a
lone white feather, a red rose, a moth
er-of-pearl buckle, and a skeletonized
kind of aigrette as the artistic orna
ments among the black lace and velvet
with which it was trimmed; and her
gloves were dark green, single-but
One of the summer fashions, as de
scribed by Clara Belle in the Cincinnati
Enquirer, is a new laugh, which, goes
like this: " Te-he, te-hel ha, ha, ha!
Oh-h-h-h-ha, ha, ha!" The directions
are as follows : " A low and sly begin
ning Is made with the ' te-he,' as though
mirth was struggling inside to break out
through: maidenly reserve, and the
mouth is kept, tight closed, wile the eyes
are opened wide, thus giving nn ex
pression of mingled deroureness and
mischievousnoss. Then follows the 'Ha-ha-ha,'
higher and louder, with a part
ing of the lips to show the teeth, if they
be white and regular. 1 he un-n-n
comes next in a tone of surprise, re
proof, or artless gayety, according to
the nature of the thing laughed at, and
the voice rises into a pretty little scream.
The ensuing pause covers a sudden
sense of the impropriety of making so
much noise, the eyes are cast down, and
a blush can in most instanoes be pro
duced by holding the breath, with the
lungs very fully inflated. The final
' Ha-ha-ha ' is given as a crescendo,
spiritedly, and without any show of re
straint, like the outbursting hilarity of
an unconventional milkmaid. This nov
elty in laughs is heard everywhere in
the metropolis, and is - sure to become
popular at the summer resorts. With
a little alteration it can be made to fit
How to Keep Lard.
When the scraps are lust beginning
to get brittle and brown, put in a table
spoonful of fine salt to a quart of the hot
lard, and thero.will be no trouble; the
lard will keep porfoctly sweet for any
length of time, and the salt does no
possible barm to any kind oi cookery.
A person can easily judge of the quanti
ty of lard if they know how much the
kettle holds. It makes the lard whiter
and harder., aside from preserving it
sweet. It muet oook a little while after
adding the salt." That "designed for
summer use should be either kept in a
tight earthen jar or a tin bucket with a
cover; To restore lard that is a tntle
tainted, put the lard into an iron kettle,
and cut up salt pork in thin sUces
about one-half pound of pork to a gallon
of melted lard ; add two spoonfuls of
suit, and let it oook till the pork is crisp ;
take out the slices of pork and turn die
lard into your jar, and you will never
Know Luav tl- lias nut, always ueua sweei.,
But it is better to salt it in the first place,
as it saves much trouble and time.
When the lard gets scorched by fry
ing doughnuts, as it sometimes will (es
pecially if the girls are doing it), it can
bo made niue again by slicing a raw po
tato into thin slices, and dropping into
the kettle ' and frying till quite brown.
They absorb all the bitter taste, and
collect the dark specks ou their surface,
and make the lard fit for use again.
Another way to cleanse lard in the frying-pan
is just before you set your kettle
away, to peur in some boiling hot water
and let it stand and cool. When you
wish to use it again, take a knife and
run around the edge of the lard ; lift it
from the kettle, and lay it bottom side
up on a flat plate; scrape off all the
brown coating for the soap grease ; turn
out the water and cleanse the kettle ; if
any water stands in drops on the lard,
let it drain off, and your lard is pure
aad we-'t. By attending to these little
items of economy, a great saving is ef
fected in the course oi a year, and farm
era' profits are mostly madelip of little
items. It is a common remark, if a
farmer fails in business, that " his wife
is extravagant" as if all the blame
rested on ner for his misfortunes. I
think it is a mistake to lay every thing
on the shoulders of the wives, for there
are some men who have proved them
selves "penny wise and pound foolish."
Cor. Country Gentleman.
Love thy neighbor as thyself you
may want to borrow her washboard
HOME AND FARM.
A little saleralus la tiled In maklnf.
mush, to prevent the slightly raw taste
which corn meal has when hastily
Stalk Hbf.ii Griohle Casus.
Take atelo broad, soak it in water till
soft, strain off the watnr through a
colander, beat the bread-crumbs light
ly with a fork; to one quart of those
soaked ortinihs add one quart of milk,
one quart of flour and four eggs. Bake
on a griddle.
Ciikrant Sauce. Heat the enrrants
slowly almost to a boil, and turn Into a
colander, allowing all the juice possible
to drain off without pressing. M'oaturt
the fruit, and to each quart add one
pound of sugar, one capful of raisins,
ana water to thin the sauce. II one
prefors plenty of water, it may be nec
essary to add more sugar.
One of the most useful Implements
that can be used upon the farm is the
field-roller. It crushes the clods, levels
and smooths the ground, and presses
the earth firmly around the seed, caus
ing it to sprout and grow mueh earlier.
In very dry weather a good rolling of
the ground will often cause seeds to
grow which otherwise would not have
Fkuit-ckeam. Annies, gooseberries.
rhubarb, or any fruit; to every pint of
pulp add one pint of milk or cream;
sugar to taste ; prepare the fruit as for
stewing; put It in a Jar with two tablo-
spoonfuls of water and a little good
moist sugar, set this jar in a saucepan
of boiling water, and let It boil until the
fruit is soft enough to mash ; when done
enough, beat it to a pulp, work this pulp
through a colander, and to every pint
stir the above proportion of milk or
cream, ui course, cream Is preferable
Sweeten and serve in a glass dish.
Lice on Animals. Col. F. D. Cur
tis commends the following mixture to
kill lice on animals : "Melt hog's lard or
any hot grease, and in it dissolve salt
one-third of the bulk of the grease; take
as much grease as will be required to
smear the animal all over, and into the
mixture pour kerosene oil and stir it up,
Two gills of the kerosene would be suf
ficient for a cow of ordinary size. One
application completely cured the most
stubborn case of lice on an old hog. It
leaves the skin smooth and clean, re
moving the scurf and healing the irrita
tion caused by the parasites. It is also
excellent for galls and sores."
Cake-making) Hints. Cream the
butter before adding the sugar. Cover
cake witn a paper cap when first put in
the oven. A few drops of water in
white of eggs will prevent their whip,
ping to a stiff froth. When soda and
oream-tartar are used, sift with flour the
same as yeast powder. If more than
two eggs are used beat separately. To
secure tenderness and delicacy, the
flour measure should always be rather
on the side of scantiness. Boat fruit jelly
to a paste before spreading between lay
ers. Lard is better to grease cake tins
wuu man table butter. 11 lard is objec
tionable, keep on hand a small quantity
oi unsaiica outter.
Tea-dkinkers now-a-days will do
well to apply the following simple test
to the tea purchased of their grocers :
Turn out the infused leaves, and if they
are found a good brown color, with fair
substance, the tea will be wholesome
but if the leaves are black and of a rot
ten texture, with an oily appearance.
the tea will not be fit to drink. The
purer the tea, the more the distinctively
orown color of tne leaf strikes tne at
tention. The mixing that is frequently
auouieu wj i euiu e pricea resuiut in iw
kinds of leaves being supplied together.
It is important to see that the leaves
have the serrated or sawlike edges,
without which no tea is genuine.
A correspondent of the New York
Tribune says : "I have seen it asserted
by some writers on poultry that if two
breeds of non-titting hens were crossed
together, It would neutralize their non-
sitting propensity, and make the produce
of such great sitters. 1 tried the ex
periment three years ago, of breeding
White Hamburgs and White Leghorns
together, and the chickens of these have
proved among the best and steadiest of
layers, and in fact wanting to Bit less
than either of these breeds when bred
pure by themselves, for after the hens
get to be two years old, there is a greater
or less disposition manifested by them to
sit. But when so inclined, they are
much more easily broken off the notion
than regular sitting breeds. A confine
ment in a place by themselves for two
or three days, generally puts the notion
out of their heads, and then they will
Degin laying again."
The Tragic Ending of a Long Domestic
Abram: Bills, of Parkinsville, Stcu
Den County, N. Y., married bis cousin,
Catharine Bills, twenty-five years ago
He was a well-to-do farmer. Seven
children were born to him. Then his
wife's mother came from Germany and
lived near them. Soon afterward trou
ble arose between Hills and-hiswifo.
She charcod him with ill-treating her.
She left hint and prosecuted him for
assault.' Nothing was proved against
mils and he was acquitted, tie and his
wife became reconciled and lived to
gether again. Soon afterward Bills
barn and other outbuildings were de
stroyed by fire. Mrs. Bills again left
her husband. Her mother made
charge of assault against him. He was
acquitted. His wife then declared that
he had set fire to his own barn to get
the insurance, one nad mm indicted
He was tried and honorably acquitted,
not a particle of evidence being found
against him. Mrs. Kills then began
proceedings for limited divorce, to per
mit ner to live apart irom ner nusband
but compelling him to support her. She
asked for the divorce on the ground of
brutal and inhuman treatment. She
could not establish her charge, and the
divorce was not granted. Bills, how
ever, was ruined by the costs of the per
sistent litigation that bis wife and her
mother carried on against him. Ha
took all of his children but one and era
Igrated to Colorado to escape the perse
cutions of the wife and mother-in-law,
This was seven years ago. Ho kept his
whereabouts a secret. About a year
ago Mrs. Bills found out by accident
where he was living. She and her
mother removed to Colorado, and took
up their quarters near Bills' farm. He
learned that they were near him, and
feared that they intended to set nis
children against him. He went to their
house. His wife was at dinnor, with
her mother and the son who had re
mained with her. Bills drew a revolvor
and shot his wife dead. He then shot
himself. He lived long enough to wrile
a letter to his father, who lives lu Steu
ben County, giving the details of the
tragedy. He justified himself for his
act. Bills begged his father, who is a
farmer in good circumstances, to leave
any money or property that might have
been ma alter bis tamer's oeatn to nis
four youngest children. Old Mr. Bills
will take measures at once to have the
ohildren brought East, H. Y. Bun,
Fiiirr-ci.Aai bcttrk contains ton per
nt. of wsNir and sit percent, of salt,
and one-half of ons pur cent, of cheesy
Evrst dufrvmsin should ralae at least
one-eighth of an acre of corn-fodder for
each cow. to help the pasture through
the dry season.
When Danish butter was first Intro
duced into Great Britain it did not rank
as high In price as Cork buiter, but now
Dnngs live cents per pound more than
the latter article. Tins Is the result of
education. In 1861 the Government of
Denmark commenced a siiecial system
of education for the girls in dairying.
Be careful about letting your cattle
Irink from ditches or from pools in
which they are accustomed to stand, or
in which their droppings are deposited.
It is not onlv liablo to ininm the health
of the stock, but it is also a fruitful
cause of malarial anil typhoid fevers
among those who use the milk from
cows thus watered. In the heated days
of summer, pure, living water is the
nrst necessity for stock.
An Englishman or a Hollander might
come over here, says the lnma Hldr.
HtgtHie.r, and go into our best dairy dis
tricts, and by time and painstaking, pick
out a score of cows and export them to
Europe, and astonish the natives there
by the wonderful record thov would
make at me pall ami the churn. We
nave but very utile doubt that a man
ooiild collect together a herd of choice
niimuigcowa, natives of this country, and
raise up a dairy of milkers that would
be equal to any of the imported breeds.
We know there are thousands of grand
milk and butter cows here in this coun
try that are worth for all practical pur
poses as much as the imported
Butte it is an exceedingly sensitive
product, anil, when It is to be stored
for two to four months, great risk of
loss is taken. Ihe best butter is lia
ble to be spoiled in a few days by ex
posure to bail air, or, it may be said
by expo!-ure to any air of a tempera
ture above nity-nve degrees, ihe im
poriani tiling to no is to exclude trie
air. If we had a package that could
easily be sealed air-tight and then
placed In a storage-room nit above
sixty degrees, the linest butter might
be kept indefinitely without injury. It
is now well established that the air is
filled with germs capable of destruc
tive development In any fit medium. If
Duller were ireea wholly lrom all case
rne and albumen, destructive fermenta
tion could not occur; but wo have no
process of butter making by which the
on in milk can be separated In an ab
solutely pure state. It is therefore
liable to rapid injury by contact with
The Danes put up their butter which
is to be kept for an indefinite period in
air-tight tin packages of five to ten
pounds, and these again are pocked in
wooden cases. But the objection to tin
is its liability to corrode; it would be
much more appropriate to put the but
ter into small, air-tight glass packages,
and pack these in safe woo. fen coses.
It does seem as if this might be prac
tically accomplished, and then no possi
ble harm could come from contact with
glass., The finest aroma and flavor of
butter ought to be preserved, in this
way. tor years.
But at present the most practical way
oi excluding air from butter is to sus
pend the sacks of butter in brine. By
surrounding the butter with strong
brine the air is quite effectually ex
cluded. This plan has been tried and
found, practically, to work welL
One way is to stop churning the but
ter when it comes in small granules of
the size of a wheat kernel to thot of a
pea, wash it, and then, without any
working, place it in large tubs or bar
rels, made so as to hold brine; till loose
ly with granulated butter, then saturate
the whole with strong brine, and head
up tight. This has been found mouths
afterward to come out in the finest con
dition. Another way is to have straight
tuDs. slightly naring at the top, and the
butter, after being worked in the usual
way, packed in a muslin sack, made
two inches smaller than the tub. The
upper head has a tight one and a half
inch plug, the head is removed, the
sack of butter placed in the tub, the
head replaced and hoops tightly driven
Now, strong brine is introduced
through the hole in the head, and tl
tub completely tilled, when the plug is
driven and the sack of butter is sus
pended in the brine and the air ex.
eluded. Butter may thus be kept in
hot weather. A ulional Ltue block Jour
Cream for a Pound of Butter.
I would Inform Mr. Bonner, who in
quires about it, that 1 have, for some
time post, kept accurate account of the
quantity oi cream put into the churn
and the butter taken out, and I find
that one quart of pure creitm, weighing
precisely two pounds, will make on
pound of butter, as near as can be
figured. This is the thick cream, which
is taken in an adherent, leathery skin
from a shallow pan in which the milk
is three inches deep, and has been kept
until it is sour, but not thick. From
cream taken from a pad eighteen inches
deep, and which stood four inches uce
on the milk, but which was semi-fluid,
three pounds of butter was given b
four quarts of the cream. Tins cream
was in good condition for churning,
and needed no water to dilute it.
was distinctly sour, having been skim
med from milk set thirty -six hours, and
was kept forty-eight hours belore
churning. The churning was sixteen
quarts, which yielded twelve and one-
bait pounds; the temperature oi in
cream was si sty-two degrees, and the
time of churning was eleven minutes.
The cows were Jersey and Ayrshire.
The more solid oream was all from Jer
sey milk, was in thu same condition as
the other us to souruess; twelve quarts
were put into the churn, and eleven
pounds and fourteen ounces of butte
came out; the cream was too thick to
churn without considerable water bein
put in. The temperature of thiscliurn.
ing was sixty-five degrees, and the time
eignt minutes, mere is no doubt lhat
sour cream will make' bettor flavored
and more solid butter, and more of it
than sweet cream; the butter will also
keep longer in good condition. Sweet
cream butter is excellent, and may he
exquisite, if very well made, for imme
diate use, but it deteriorates very rap
idly, while sour milk butter improves liy
keeping for several weeks, if well made
and wi-11 kept. But neither the milk
nor the cream s'lould be permitted to
turn to ."clabber," as Mr. P. inner
terms it. Cor. Country O'cutleiiian.
A BitiDE of a month went to a mar
ried lady of a quarter of a year aud
said: "My darliug says that women
are fools." "Never mind." said the
other, "he is only studying nouns
Wait until ha reaches adjectives."
In Trenton, N. J., is a snapping-turtle
which draws a child's express-wagon.
CVA S AFb
A POamVt ft EM IDYa
Afl hv1flt ttteV-l- frrr frill fTTfril 4 1
tram Itr fai'rn anrl nirl'i f li ruiN-rlal fur fiiutM
ih'- ti'-ejih. Ir If rf "ui urrtttia remedy fur toll
tatv-AM kuowa to Uki wirld.
r !! -'!. inn aid o(tir vnmrt'ni WTii'tUw
Oirw Iftrttir-tirtTt. rwniff dfrftrirrm'-fita from
Ibr far. bi.4 ".'1fT til" ' ' '
h-ltr.fil Bilniniitnt to dlCMK' tux twT-
UAfpCsl lV ipt:Ul.
I, f WARNER'S
Arlri5.Tnr lo til rrm try int rtn'nir Hi ti-
f rt (I' r"'i n(l hrlfifcl" n'.iiiifti(l MniMilfiif Infill n-t
t t" r-nulf. ! 1 a Mt.usUf imr. mlc, tixi gln tto
I frVrld r-Tl II n OVf fi-.tv- i" isx' n.
a .t.ie-nst. d r- fiK-'il r- fr nleVr Drum
glcu Ib w pri of thr lrt. Try Mi' m. ,
K-h-sif-r, ft. T.
Thit Tact wt" itti.Txn knmtrr rf tw ayrui ta
Hfh bottle thirty to fory-cl""- Bprkitrc Hiir
Watrr, ountAinlrHI til the vinuca of thi RcV'iinUvi O-r-im
lfTlnft. It ti iwy frith and lwyi ready. rul
Ihui romnsrnata fuelf to ftll fur it efflcftcr, portabillt
ALL PBUOOIKTS HAVE IT.
FOR CHILLS AND FEVER
OA CD ID ST
OF THE BLOOD.
A Warranted Curt.
tar roa balb by all Daue.irra. ja
XX (not painted, White Duck) (2.
CA WV X COT
VatTMTMrfl,rt hrtl Wfl mf f !-! nrn!'kiwa rrvtn'rvrl
ft'-urr than a hatnmork. a It Qtn iltf bdv an pl'-aaamly,
and atraight. Fold-d or oir o'd InnuiiMr. m if
fuJttTJlnjr. it ! Jnttt th tfi'njt f it ti "tv-ln. oftti . cot-tmp-a.
ramp-DienlnKa. aponaiii--B. '-ir, Gtirnt fr the
law-n. pUiza. or "ruM'-at ptacr tn the ho u -. St.ii n
diil for Invalid or utili1n n Knt on rco-lpt of ptir
or;. O. II. F'jrftO et. vartna, wlih onler. I fill
prt-pay rurrmgy. to any ra ,timi aianon -ai tj M:a
au!:n1 HtTf-r and tvirrh of tlf.i.i m1 Irn'a I in
Ki.r 7. ffnta In Mlnn'.ra, M:-".'ir! an. I..w.
HKKMUl W. 1.ADU, lOt FaltoB tit.. Re
font anal r., N'-w Vmk; If Stiff. - nl
I'lilivMpLia; M Market St., CUcagu. Head fr Cla-
P AGENTS WANTED FOR THE
Emitracuic fuilamlauiJitiifJcarsroimv i ch; u.-wa
of ant-fiit aitd inodrrn tlni"". and including a fcfaTorr '
ttu tiar and fall of ttw On- and R-mn Empra. the
middle afti a.the rruaadr-a. th feudal ajatcni. ilr- n f'T
ination. tin: dlacoTtry aodat-Urrmdiit at Use Stw World.
eu , etc.
It contnina B7 fin htitortcal MtiraTtriiat, nd la the
itioM complete Hlatory of the World rvr puWhhi d.
nd fur apt'ctniia paif t and extra turnip to Agr ma,
Addre VatiuXaL VLi.iailiJf( Cu..I'iiiia(iell'bi,i'a
AT OWE to fil the
d-'at and Vlcc-l'rtUOcQt
Gen. HANCOCK and
Trior nnd! are wmlUnr forth" book. H contain atfcl
portralta of the Candidate and other faU-paice i-nrrar-ltiKi.
bxcra Inducement oflervd to tboau aclecilnt
DOGOLAbS BROS. , OA W. Fifth St. , Cincinnati, 0.
AGENTS MAKE 5-oo PER DAY
HLUNO OL'R NEW
Platform FAMILY SCALE
Wil(tbi accurately op to 95 lba. In
hautlttome anparaac aeM. it at ticl-t
to bouM-keepcra. A K KGlLA.it
BOOM FOR AGENTS.
Tcluiva territory jri vea. Term!
Ocular a. DumfMtlo Nrale Co.,
tin. 190 W. A liOi St., Cmuuuau, 0.
Of th PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES.
B picture in tlm market, 22129; amilt codj tty mall
Blv. ; Ui It IV. For lanru-r. tranaimnncl' and fUt
on clot lu J', ample tty malL il Hi.'fin, ISUi. l'lc
turecard. Hi'' ii.'H- -nuil,' mall outre-pi of Ijc
Campalpn limitr- a, etc. Ettt rn Indun m- nt to A' iif n and
Campaign Club. J. 11. BuflunT bona, lkjuo, Maaa.
PIRES' IMPROVHO ROOT BEEB PKG5., 25C.
Call, of a dellcloua and ipai kiln tx-vi rau"- Ak your
tutflatfortt, or wild 2A& (o manu factor and tvci'lvt U
rmalL Auur.-B. Uiua.uaMarkcirtt-.l'Ullad'a.i'a.
A phy-lcianl dtt to the dAtlilutd
' TrtMitao on Came ud Ltire of Nerv(jif
r-ftilliu" lent on rtreint of two H-cmt
tUmvi. Addj ea r. CLKtiU, CLEVKLAlkU, O
lines. Br malL2- Addrcas Cttaae PuU narCo., Toledo. O.
rrforttlf HakMttTnrvaf In 10
totfali.T- Nopaj ttll t uir4.
bat. J. biJtFalJLMB. ljbalaOa. Oiilo,
B. . OllkN. OT Hi.,.,r at . . O
,rx t.vttv.b rooHs.
mi h c u, nt. Trw i on
fc wHIylitfiiM? trw h- arlrln Ji
aVll ll sr.au,. s.l.
MJJj 1U Bituir rcei.,r- eu A.rA.rtii. Aw JVr
By MIm KrwaTMwn IMfim
It rii't a a h"tvr"i nr.i Uf rt -H tu ltt"tnt
M rlr it. rl lir-lrm I'drri w,il bs) r.auir iutAsj
Mlot-T eX V ftrm l.lf.
9f J'rww HmrrrY, ftiirMrrtf "n-ien'i isiMA
tc. IK mn . Ui itr. .wilt. aj.
' rTalilnrion lirat Ixi'ik " A't-i th A nisi '"in fiertnB.
"Th w,rw1rtft.i eievar ttory of the Wt,L" i4
AltofMM yC M 0.
, 3RT par TiUm
" Orteinry a reanarkaM romance. "Boiton jrftw
It bt awTt ff rnnarlriM formality and ArtuM
"It far aliovr tfu at -rmr ut wr,rtt tta -lausL
aftTlylng irtai aurugils. ail wvglc powtir." A.
, T81TM rORTO-DlT. flra a
y Prof Da Tim ttwix a ma., U p". ,
.-TlTn FOB TO-OAT.
By Frof. D.tid Swiji. ttoo.. IN pr
fhii Toiiimi fiifi'iliw r !fft d1viiT
WiDL torn'' or f rn-tri Iinj at in.
9il tin. at of thctn et-.k-n at tli' ih
CriH-al Omrrh m-irr- m'lun tl Im nnltemllit
that ifc'Bi- i ihr (inri effort be baa err m
T.-01t OK IVEt.
TtJ Mr A. I. T. W If T"
Oacofwl A f. Pr1o- ai i
"(Md or Rrfn.' la nut fh nTsI if a rla ni
t 'oaatioB; It la acavli. novel for ay or. "- I
SVW i aftMSJ.
-aLO V HI AHA.
iaTTT. UMo. Gbartai torO
On- tar 1
T rniHtT orrinrt nf Ita lufi
pint and Try aorry that n -r Art iwi Mvenl not
vj ei ssk. uacuv j wimp.
. C A PTi rW TM ItAME
, r. i umavr. r-.rru. i fevr, ran-. ; i;i'.-n. 1 M.
"lathi aVrllsrlitfuJ Work Oan'lT itirrMaa-1 hi
m4 produoftd ibt motlat arf plciureatiiaa ""ipft, "
Any f tb aboT fcanto ant by aufl, prml4, m
nmlfi t Ua prtoi umcai.
A. IT. XELLOGO,
Vf 9aaYM aHrtM, CfclsMfa.
a""" -sal FOR THE HAIR, i
A BURNETT'S , '
HJV THE BEST HAIR
f routes tiia Omrtk.
ef tla Hair.
ptMttlfiillv mmnHj.M FTo-nl H-u1 Book fr. S-4
SYMPTOMS OF A
I.oi of Appetite. Bowel ooatiT. Fain in
the Boftd,withdullaniationin theback
paxt. Pain under the ibouldor blade, full
nest after OAtiDK, with a disinclination to
xertion of body or mind. Irritability ot
temper. Low ipiriti, with a feeliD of haT
In neglected some duty, WearineM. Diaw
Buneaa. Fluttering; at the Heart, lot be
fore the eyei. Yellow Bkm, Headach
cenerallyover the right eye. BestleaaneM
with fitful dreams, highly colored Urine m
tare martaIfy sv1aptal ta eairli cuei. ay
tns;l a1o ft?-t norm m rnavas( mt
tm m t austonlalt the sarTerr.
OLD EVKKYWHcJUC PiUCB SS CEJfTa
Office, St Man-ay Street, New YarfeU
RED RIVER VALLEY
taa la U world for aaaabr ia
St. Paul, Mimicaiiolis I MaDitola B.R. CO. '
Tkraw dollar par aora allowed thatleff far fe
tag and enl U r auoo. lorparueaian apply to
D. A. MoKINLAY,
laid raanlMloaer, t, Pawl, m lam.
JBUSIN rA. ( OM.FOt
( I.CVI LAMI. OHTe.
Tntmir mm and wimm prfpard fur tlif active duOa
nf a siiTf-sful business life or to u-acb Hitenrertaa
l'0iituatiuti. Address PLAIT H. SPfcNtiLit.
1 .ktrriu.i) put up in ttn caua. bold at e.,arv.,
.Zti.U. Tnke no oiWr. la tue for tt yean.
OOL111CH A CO., oa every Ubei.
ILLUSTRATED MEDICAL BOOK FREE
P.'i'd your a.l'!r- wl'ti L.nnr to t TTI t: IILA.
FIB. CO Has S,AU, Itoatoa. Mam.
A arnta wm nted frtr PKtTH'a Brnt.i DtmniAtT an4
BOi?" PICTORIAL BIBLES
Addnas, for Ctreuiara, A. J. Uwuiajs A u., l iiiiaila.
A.N. K. Cltwe'd.
irHEV IfJtfTf XO TO AXX'KaTriSKJTS,
aina mi faM mate thu JLt s rtlssatsat
iaa thim jar.
ACTS DIRECTLY upon tbeB
"trsatmony t iu
amod b ttita nt-w
m.. i a m a,
n rai anrt rw-.tit(vai nwiilla
P NT PRFPi a Trcaii on
tiwAir and aluve m-nrd of
THE OXYCEN HOME TREATMENT ooataiw two oiooUis' supply.
1tn InUalinif aiiarmtiMi and iiill dimtiona for uae.
ADMIMSTEREO Bi INHflUlTI0H.1,o.i.,5Vu.r-
erequlokly andmraly eared by thiuaeof KIDfEY-WOHT. TlUa sew and wooderfal remody which 1
haTlnji au 3h an lmmenaa aala tn U1 parta of tha eountry, worka on ratnral prtnofplea. It roatoraa itrancUk
suid ton to tn diaooaed onrans, and thrau-h them oleansea the ayawm ef aoemnulated. and polaououa
humora. Kidney dizcaatwof thirty years BLai-din L.ira beea curod, lCm Pile. Oonatipa-Uow, HheumaOaxa,
Vo., which have dilrmu:d the vlcra f jr yews. We have Tclumoa of testimony of tta wonderfu I curative
power. No lonreruae Aichc'.lo E::iera, Trhicn do more barm than pood, or draatle pills, but uae naturae
amraedy.XXDKLT-WOET, aaulhaaith will beQulakly reeaiMd. Cet ft of your Drupelet, Prtce, S I.
(Wi:i a nd poet rald.)
V J i"S. GILT-EDGE ' i ,..x-tVv.
A NEW TREATMENT I'SrST.'lWSSrfClW
prmia, llroutut tie. Urbiiity, NtiaLruiAUa lUieiuoatiataa
x rwrmsra aod organic oentraa.
HAS EFFECTEO REMARKABLE CURES, Which arc
USED BY Rt TUr. Jobs J. leana. Bishop ef
lUiiuaotiO. Vs., lino. Vm. D. Kcllfj", T. H. Artliur. and othera, who
av bi-nlanftlv benrttisd. and to whom WO refer bv taraiM'oL
curative jtcm-er from many persona of hirh cliarctr
LutAaran Oiaaraar. "The curve which hatt been ob-
ENDORSED: " We have ihamoat ucorroivocal
Hm Mitmin. "Thrre la no doubt as to the ffftnuuia
hratuieut aeeai mure lite mlracloB Uian cam-sol ocxurai
ct tla trASmictit " firm ton Janrnal at CMMru.
rxiiiiKjimd Onwn. atTnr tb klatorr ef tow mm
moat retuarsatd ctir. writxi for it. A-Mraas
a aa s sm I sr-
1 A1IU VILCLO.
, Prwv'a, BMrllaartosa, 1
IIU ponJtr aula "GUt-Edfa" Batttr tha Taf roaad. Caat.
aioneaM and tha ficltat, af Caenthtry aplM to Batteiw
anWlnj. Jnlj, iutt aad WlaUr bmtltr auda aal t la
hft Job, prodoet. Inrrratiw prodart a acr eaat. Inpreraa
uallljr at least to p.r mU llnlana labor f ekanrlai sa
kair. rnTraU Butler becoming ranrld. Iaiprarn auriat
value 8 to 6 contx a ponn4. Guaranteed free front all Injariaaa
Inpn-JIcnK. tll.e. a ale (.olJ.u tolor too ;rar roaad. M
etau1 oortk 1U prodaoa SI.VU la lacreaua or prodaet aad
aurket lalaa, fa a rea aiaka a better lamtaieat I llewar
of lailtaUou. Genuine told only in boxea with traila
tark or dairrmald, logethor with word, "GlLT-EDoa
BUTTIB UAKH printed on each paeknge. rowdaraald
bj eronn aad G,aoral Btore.ke.pin. Ask Toot dealer lor
our book " Hlnta to Butter-Mkeie," or aend atamp to a
for It. Small aire, H B., at S eeuu; Large aiie, IM a
11.00. Great aaving by buying the larger alt.
Addreaa, BUTTCS IMPROVIDENT CO. Ptap'ra,
IrradMa 'MiMm .' Jaaa.eal JVttAU, X. X