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SOOMKIt OB LATER.
Harriet raneoll Spifford.
Sooner or later tho storm shall beat
Over my slumber from head to feet j
Booner or later the wind shall rare
In the long grosses above my graTC.
'I shall not heed them where they He
Nothing thctr soul shall signify;
Nothing the headstene's fret of rain;
Nothing to me tho dark day's pain.
'Sooner or later tho sun shall shtno
With tender warmth on that mound of mine
Sooner or later In summer's nlr
Clurer and violets blossom there.
1 shall not feel In that deep-HIl stl
The sheeted light fall over my breast;
Nor even note In thoso hidden hours
The wind-blown breath of tho tossing llowcrf.
Sooner or later tho stainless snows
Shall add their hush to my mate repose;
Sooner or later shall slant and shift
And heap my bed with their dazzling drift.
Chill though that frozen pall shall seem,
Its touch no colder can mako tho dream
That recks not tho deep and sacred dread
Shrouding the city of the dead.
Sooner or later tho bee shall come
And fill the noon with Its golden hum ;
Sooner or later on half poised wing,
Tho bluebird abovo my grave sha'l sing.
Slngand chirrup and whistle with glee;
Nothing his music can mean to mo;
None of thoso beautiful things shall know
How soundly their lover sleeps below.
Sooner or later, far oat In tho night,
Tho stars shall over mo wing their flight;
Sooner or later tho darkling dews
Catch the white spark in their silent osze.
Never a ray shall part tho gloom
That wraps me round In the silent tomb;
1'cace shall bo perfect to lips and brow
Sooner or later; oh, why not how!
"I1USTED," UV GEOUOIil
BV J. W. WHEELING
On a sea of trouble what strango ianctcs float;
Golden dreams of leisure cheat my soul again,
But instead of plsasure they only gtvo mo pain ;
Not a dlmo or dollar In tho world have I,
And a plan or stratagem 'tis n uso to try;
"Wisdom falls to teach me, through my broken
Whllo I'm sitting lonely waiting for the boat
"With nary nfcUe to ores llieferty.
IFAR5T, GARDEN AND HOUSE
HOLD. Watering Horses.
Tn wntorlng horses In cold weather,
glvo ono pailful at a tirao thrco times a
day. This is enough unless you nro
working them regularly; tlion givo a
littlo more, but not to exceed four pail
fuls a day. In hot weather whon thoy
aro brought in, spongo out tho mouth
and nostrils with cold water. Aftor a
fow spongings thoy will wait for it to
bo dono. Then glvo thorn not to exceed
a pailful apioeo, and aftor fcoding givo
ono or moro pallfuls boforo you com
nicncowork. Don't lot thorn go with
out long enough to mako them want
moro than this. If allowed, a thirsty
horeo, whon warm, will drink too much.
A common twelve-quart pail is tho sizo
roforred to abovo.
Suva tho Ilcail I.cuvcu.
Th leaves which annually fall from
any of our largo deciduous trees will
mako btiflicicnt fertilizing materials to
produco another treo of thu same sizo
To accomplish this, however, it will not
do to allow tho loaves to bo scattored
by tho winds, washod down crooks and
rivers and wnstbd. Wo know that de
composed leaves mako most excellent
manuro; but tho ground will not grow
rich very rapidly, oven under trees,
uuless tho annual deposit of Icavos ro
mains and decays where thoy fall,
which is seldom tho caso except in largo
forests. Tho loaves that fall from our
shado and fruit trees nro mainly blown
away into tho roads and ditchos and do
nobody any good, whon, if carefully
-saved, thy would add considerably to
thovfertility of ono's garden. On damp
days, and earlv in tho morning, whilo
tho loaves aro wet. liavo them l akod up
ttnd put into a compost hoap, and you
will find that tho twenty to thirty wagon
loads of leavos annually saved about
jour place, mako ono or two loads of
suporllno manuro, and just tho best
thing known for garden plants. Do
not wait until all tho leavos havo falli n
beforo commencing to save, for a lurgo
uronortion of them would bo blown
away by that time, but begin oprly, and
theroby noarly all can bo saved.
Wiolo Wheat for Fowls.
There is moro solid nutriment in whole
whoat, ns a feed for poultry, than in any
of tho cereals, wolcht for weight. It is
an excellent kind of grain for tills uso,
though somowhat moro oxponslvo than
any other sorts; but too muoh of tills
hearty feed is dotrlmontal, particularly
when fed to Cochins, Brahmas, o:o.
Fowls aro vory partial to wheat. It
helps tho laying capacity of hens, but it
should not bo uso t excopt with discre
tion ns to tho quantity allowed them
daily. An oxeeas of this raw grain will
loo a loosouoss In tho bowols very
lontly. It is oasy of digestion, and
sMrld bo lurmsheu la moderation, as a
iafulSJffig1t doslrablo vaiioty, in
.conjunction wRn other dry grains, such
as craoked corn, oats, barley, buok
If not more than ono-third or one
'fourth of whoat is allowed with tho oth
er oeroals montloned, for ordlnarj?pur
.poses In tho laying soason?1ionwlll do
quito as well, and thoy can thus bo kopt
In bottor avorago condition than by a
greater nllowanoo. Wo havo provod this
by froquont praotlcal oxporlmonts In
DlfllculUes in Churning.
Tho milk of a farrow cow, raixojl with
tho milk of afresh cow, will retard tho
churning of tho fresh cow's milk, and
it is bettor to churn soparatoly. Dut
-eouio good buttor-makors havo express
ed tlio. opinion that when thoscro!im of
different cows has been thoroughly mix
together and ripened evenly, will
all churn togothcr. But whon thero is
a auspiolon that only a part of tho butler
baa come, lot this bo aklmmod from the
buttermilk, placed in cold wator to
harden and then lot tho churning pro
cood. Somo havo assorted that tho
second churning has produced half as
muoh as tho first. Tho largor globulos
of cream burst their poll Iclos first, tho
different sizes following In ordorj and
tho cream from tho snmo cow having
thoso different slzod globules, tho larg
est, which ylold their butter first, nro
likely to bo over churned if thoy romaln
till tho finer globlues yield their butter.
This no doubt oftvn renders somo othor
wlsogood butter rather salvy. Tho
matter of tho sizo of tho globules of
cream is tho simplo causo of tho differ
ence in tho tlmo required to churn tho
cream from different cows. Somo butter
tnakois hnvlng learned this causo of
qulokcr or slower churning, nnd having
also discovered that tho largor globules,
which rlso first on milk, mako tho high-cst-colorod
and finest flavored butter,
adopt tho plan of skimming tho milk
twico tlio lirst at twelvo and slxteon
hours, nnd tho second whon tho croam
lias all rlson churning thoso two skim
mings seporatoly, Tho butler from tho
first skimming is so dclicato and high
llavored ns tobrlngamuchhlghorprico,
nnd tho socond would bring nn ordinary
nidrkot prico. Tho practlco obviates
tho dlillculty of churning two kinds of
cream togothor. It is not very troublo
somo to follow this plan In dairies cf
considerable sizo as tho largo globulos
may bo churned ono day and tho small
onos tho next.
AVlnlcr Food for Cattle.
Tho Elniira Farmors' Club, as re
ported in tho Husbandman, discussed
tho subject of tho relatlvo valuo of corn,
rutabagas, whoat bran, otc, ns tho re
sult of tho actual cxporlonco of tho
mouibors, indopondortly of tho teach
ings of chemical analysis. President
McCann, from a somowhat inoxnet osti-
mato, rognrded rata bagas, whon foil in
connection with grain, ns worth 28 cents
per bushol whon corn was a dollar; that
1.4, four busliols of rata bagas wero
worth rathor moro than a dollar. This
was his opinion aftor fcoding both
together. Probably tho roots would
not bo worth quito so much If fed nlono.
G. W. Hoffmnn thought Mr. McCann
ratod rutabagas too high. For simply
feeding alono, for tho nutrlmont thoy
furnish, ho could not rato thorn ovor 10
cents per bushol, but tholr chief valuo
is in mixturo with other food as a regu
lator. With corn at a dellar, ho would
profor to uso It than to pay 25 cents for
rata bagas. Ills estimato, thoreforo,
would not bo far from fivo bushels of
ruta bagas, beets, or carrots, to ono of
corn. Potatoes wore rated higher, or
about thrco bushels to ouo of corn.
Common Hat turnips wcro regarded as
only half as valuablo as ruin bagas, or
compared with corn, as only ono-torith.
All theso estimates wero intonded for
mixed feeding. Mr. Hoffman did not
find whoat bran quito equal to hay. and
ton for ton ho would prefer good hay.
Ho had fed n great deal of bran, and
hail como to regard It nslowinthoscalo
,of valuo. J. S. Van Duser had usod
bran cxtonslvoly, and placed it rathor
higher thau hay.
It is interesting to obsorvo that tho
estimates above given of tho compara
tive value of ruta bagas, and corn, ac
cord noarly with tho results of analysis;
but it should bo remembered that in all
experiments in fcoding, muoh doponds
on tho manner of conducting them,
whether tho food is cut or uncut, ground
or unground, tho kind of animals to
which it is fed, and tho attondant con
ditions of regularity, cleanliness, puro
nlr and wator, and tho amount of each
ingredient, in connection with tho dry
ness oi succulenco of tho fodder given
Six Forma ofltllnil Staggers.
Professor JmncB Law.
Tho nomo "blind staggors" is duo to
several dlfforont disorders, somo of
which nro in no souse horo.litajy whilo
othors nro liable to bo trt nsmlttod from
parent to offspring. Ono foim occur
ring in horsos fed on ripo but uncurii'd
ryegrass or on tho seeds of millet, Hun
garian grass and several of tho gra'ns
and vetches is a more congestion of tho
brain duo to the introduction eta po'son,
and is not at all likely to provo' Heredita
ry. Anothor occurring in rich bottom
lauds or othor damp localities, or in an
imals fed on musty fodder appoa,jfc to bo
cssontially couuected with poisMlng of
tho ncrvo contrcs and dropsical Illusion
around thoni. This Is a muoh ni.vo per
sistent affection than tho first, Wii's not
usually horoditary furtlior than tAit nn
Impaired constitution is liablo to btlo.m
(orrod on thu progeny, and thero I loss
powor of resistance to tho sain(or to
other causes ofdisoaso. A third form
is duo to tho formation of turners within
tho hemlsphoros of tho brain,
aro usually composod of a peculj
known as cholostorino, which is
in connection with tho nervo'Js 1
and is thrown out of tho systoni in tho
bilo. A system, tlioroforo, which is pre
disposed to liver diseaso or to sluggish
aollon of tho liver is moro llabnlo tho
roteon of such matter in tho System
nnd oven to tho formation of tumors of
In this caso thoro is a stronger proba
bility of hereditary transmission, for tho
pooullartlos nnd habits of tlio animal
economy nro unquestionably conforrod
upon tho offspring, and whon tho parent
U structurally nndoonstltutionally liablo
to suoh a disease of nutrition tho pro
geny aro likoly to inhorlt a similar bias.
Tho difference, it will bo observed, is
botwoon a disonso caused by a disturb
ing olomont introduced into tho system
from without and ono detormlnqd by
faults Inhoront lu tho system (llko
struoluro and function) and constantly
operating with grcato.'" or less forco. A
fourth form of so-called fltaggors occurs
in youug, vigorous horsos in spring,
and Is manifestly connected with ple
thora nnd tho gonoral irritnblllly con
nected with tho sudden return of warm
woathcr. This is not likoly to provo
pormnnont or horoditary, and may easily
bo corrected by quiet, darknes, and
cold wator to tho head with a doso of
physic, and whon tho attack is past by
a run nt grass or a cottrso of laxativo
dlot. A fifth form is duo to venous
congestion of tho bond and brain, usu
ally a result of a tight or badly fitting
collar which presses on tho jugular vclu.
This will occur especially in ascending
a hill until tho fault Is corrected. A
sixth form is duo to a similar disturb
nnco of tho circulation in tho brain as n
result of somo structural disonso In tho
honrt. Tills will usually ho manifested
not only by giddiness and bllndnos;
but by coldness nnd swelling of tho
limbs, nnd by an irregular or Intermit
tent pulso. It is likely to bo aggra
vated by actlvo oxortlon or fatigue, and
doos not improve whon tho animal gols
Into bottor condition. Tlio first, fourth
nnd fifth forms named aro quito amen
able to treatment, nnd tho second some
what loss so, whllo tho third and sixth
nro essentially incurablo.
Toai in hie IIolk. Tako ono half
pound of sausngo meat nnd roll it into
six balls; placo theso in a baking dish
that has been slightly greased; mako n
batter of two eggs, two heaped up ton-
spoonsful of flour and ono-hnlf pint of
milk; pour this ovor tho sausago, place
In a modcratoly hot oven; bako ono
hour; servo at onco with pork gravy
and plain boilod potntoos, and you
ha o a nlco littlo dinner for two poi
sons. Okakoe Jku.v. Ono-half box of gel
atine soaked in ouc-hnlf pint o' cold
water for half nn hour; then add tho
julco of llvo oranges and two lemons
nnd ono andono-half cups white sugar;
turn on ono pint of boiling water nnd
sot tlio pall containing tho ingredients
in a kettlo of boiling water to boat,
but do not lot it quito boil; then strain
into an oirthon vessel to cool, llofore
bringing to tho tablo cut in squares
and placo in a glass sauco dish. Tiiis
Is much liked, nnd is vory nico for tho
SAVOur Mutton ok Veal Cutlets.
Cut up tho chops and beat them with
tho odgo of a knifo. Beat tho yolks of
n fow ogars and dip tho cutlets in thorn;
season thom with pojipor, salt, nutmeg
and bread crumbs. Holl them in but
tered crumbs nnd broil them. Uso for
sauco somo good gravy, n pieeo of but
ter, crumbs of bread, capers, anchovies
with somo nutmeg and a littlo vinegar.
As soou as thoy aro dressed, tear off
tho papci'3 and sot them on tbo dish
with tho sauco.
To Fmcassee Lam i on Veal.
Tako a log of lamb and boll it; whon
cold cut in pieces uud put In a sauce
pan with a littlo whlto gravy, small on
ions sliced line, u littlo niace, salt and a
fow capers; let it boil uutil tho lamb is
done; thicken tho sauco with ono
spoonful of croam, tho yolks of two
oggs, a littlo parsley chopped line;
beat them altogether, then put it in
your stow-pan and shako it until thick,
do not lot it boil; if not thick enough,
add somo flour and butter.
Sweet Potato Pudding. Ingredi
ents: Two pounds of iawswcot potato,
half pound brown sugar,, ono-third of a
pound of buttor, ono gill of cream, ono
grated nutmeg, a small pioco of lemon
peel and four oggs. Boil tho potato
well and mash thoroughly, passing
through a collandor; whilo it is warm
mix In sugar and buttor; beat uggs and
yolks together, and add when tho nota-
ho Is cold; add a tnblespoonful of sifted
Hour; mix nil in tho grated lemon peol
uud nutmog vory thoroughly; buttor a
pan nnd bako twenty-ftvo minutes in a
modrrately hot ovou. May bo oat.'n
with a wino sauco,
Pahsnii Furrrr.iiS. Doll six medium
sized parsnips until tender, thou mtisli
them smooth, with a lump of butler and
popper and salt to tas'o; add two boat
on eggs, thrco oven tablospoonfuls of
llour and half a cupful of sweet milk.
Heat somo nico drippings and a littlo
butter in a frying pan, and drop
tho mixture by tenspoonfuls into tSo
hot fat. When nl uly browned on both
sides lay tluin on whitish brown papor
folded in n plato and set them for (lvo
minutes in tho oven; then servo on a hot
dish In which Is laid a folded napkin,
and garnish with curlod parsley.
Cauamel Cake. For an oaslly-mado
and also tompting caramel cake, re
quiring no oggs for tho filling, uso this
ralo: Mako tho cako Itself from any
good layor cako roolpo, sovoral of which
havo been glvon in this column; for tho
filling uso ono cup of raolnssos, ono cup
and a half of brown sugar, ono tablo
spoonful of flour, two of col I water.
Boil for several minutes, for sovon or
eight, porhaps, then add half a cako of
grated chocaloto; boll until it Isjabout
llko a thlok custard; when you tako It
off tho stovo add a littlo soda; bo sure
to havo it dissolvod porfootly boforo
putting In; flavor with vanilla. Do not
put it botwoon tho layors of cako until
it is cool. Small cakes bakod in patty
pans or gom tins nro vory nlco if, after
thoy aro cold, you out thom In halvos
and put this filling botwoon. Bo suro
to boil tho chocolate and molossos until
you know it will not run whon cold.
This you oan dotormlno by taking out
a spoonful and cooling it. Whatovor
othor cooks say, I maintain that a layor
cako should bo flavored as well as any
othor, only, of courso, ono may u&o loss
of the flavoring cxtraots.
1M83INO AND OLASSlN'fl.
All thing. that pass
Are womtn's looking-glass;
They show her how her bloom must fade,
And she licrrelf be laid
With withered roecs In the shade!
With withered roses and the fallen peach
Unlovely, out of lcich
Of snmmcr Joy that was.
All things that pass
Aro woman's tlrlnLulass;
Tho laded lavender Is sweet,
8wcct tho dead violet
Culled and laid by and cared for yet;
Thodrlcd-up violets and dried lavender
Still sweet, may comfort her,
Nor need she cry, Alas f
All things that pass
Aro wisdom's looklntt-glafs;
llclng full of hopo and fear, and still
Urlmful of gooJ or 111,
According to our work and will,
tor there Is nothing new beneath tho sun.
Our doings have been done,
And that which shall be was.
Tho people who hav. renrod largo
families of children without any boys
nnd girls ntuong thom nro unfortunate.
Thoro nro such people. A child with
out any childhood Ls a misorablo little
animal, and tho poorest coinplimonl
that enn be paid to a boy if it is a true
ono is that ho Is "a littlo man."
havo rend somewhero perhaps It Is a
mistake that a llg makes Its appoar
auco upon tho llg tree, sufforiiig no
progrosslvo chnnges, excopt to grow
bigger. Onco a fig, always a fig.
I do not think wo want any moro hu
man Jigs. First thobaby.thon tho breezy
boy, thou tho boots, then tho bother,
then tho young man, then tho hopo of
tho homestead tbnt ls tho good old
fashlonod order of development. Not
having tlio delight of sitting undor my
own vino and llg tree," perhaps my
knowledge of figs is imperfect, but yet
I insist upon tho boy. Wo do not want
ldm wiso nnd profound nnd owl-llku
and right-anglo-trinnglcd. What be
comes of tho precocious children soven
or eight yoars older at their heads than
thoy nro nt their heels? OiCo In a hun
dred times do thoy turn into anything
at all. Say Into men? Call tho roll and
Tlio writer knows n boy who novor
learned to swim becauso tho water will
drown nover learned to rldon horso
because horses ran nway novor touched
n gun becauso powder exploded never
played with tho boys because ho would
tear his clothes novor got farther thnn
'barn-ball," which means throwing a
ball at tho gnblo and catching it whon
It roturns. Ho played thnt and thoy
lot him becauso ho could play it alono.
Then thoro wero sovoral "becauses"
that wcro novor explained. Ho never
went to children's parties, becauso ho
nover learned to skato, becauso. .Some
body oxclaims, "What did tho fellow
kuow? Was ho nn Idiot?" By no
means. Ho could fulmlnnto Pitt's reply
to somebody about "tho atrocious crimo
of boing a young man," and repeat
"Cnmpboll's Ploasuros of Hope," and
"My N.imt is Korval." Ho know somo
Latin and somo (Ireok, and a littlo about
Jupiter and tho Styx; but tho slicks ho
know most nbout wero sticks of stovo
woed that ho piled In tho wood-houso
on Saturday nftornoons, when other
boys wero kicking up their heels in a
frolic. Nut thnt ho was overworked
By no menus. Ho had tho kindest
father and tho most loving mother in
nil Christendom, but ttion ho was to bo
a littlo fig. Boy natmo cropped out
and ho fell in lovo with a littlo girl.
Of course, llko Dosdcmona's handker
chief, ho was "too littlo" for any such
nonsonse, and so an extinguisher night
cap was put upon tho flicker of flam?,
and out it wont!
Now this boy, as I havo hoard, was
not an unhappy boy. Ho had a bios
soil childhood, but tho trouble was, ho
poor, led that childhood with ,'
things of his own creation. Ho
droamod in tho day timo. Ho grow
sensitive, timid, shy. Ho was not tho
kind of turtle whoso voico "is h'jard in
tho land," but thoothorsort that draws
its head into its shell and novor says a
Ho fell Into lovo ngaln. with a woman
old enough to bo his mint, ncd who
thought no moro about him than sho
would of a trco-frog. IIo fell In lovo
with It sounds Incredible, and Is ab
surd, but it is truo with her blaok
stockings! That?olor, of all others, in
or out of tho solar spectrum! IIo was
fond of rending encyclopedias. Ho
rend Nicholson's old twolvo-volumo fol
low by tho month. Ho happened upon
the nrticlo "consumption," and ho had
tho symptoms. "Tho llvor complaint;"
nrd thut, too. Tho nrticlo on "tlio
heart" fairly scared him. HU own
turned over and bounded about after an
unruly fashion, and ho was suro ho had
heart diseaso, In tact, ho was a ohu
moloon, and took tho color of tho thing
ho alightod upon.
Tho dark was as populous as London.
Tlio distant woods ho longod to wander
In, and novor could, wero flllnd as full
of fancios of his own mako as a sun
beam is of midges. If ho had poss issod
tops, whips, t rum pots, dogs, birds,
squirrols It is immaterial what, if only
thoy worq matorlal ho would havo had'
something moro wholesome to play with
than ldlo fancios and vain imaginings.
A stray dog followod that boy homo
ono day not porhaps without certain
sly ond friendly snaps of tho thumb and
flngor, for tho lad had novor loarnod to
whlstlo a small colored cur that cur
ried his tall to cno sldo llko a holm put
to starboard. Ho smugglod him into
tho wood houso, and hid him nnd fod
him and managed to keep him out of
sight. And tho boy's mothor aldod and
abottcd, and tho dog holpod him to. ro
covor from consumption and liver com
plaint and black stockings, and was
runnltij down his morbid fancios nnd
shaking thom to pieces as if thoy woro
chipmunks, whon, ono unlucky day,
that dog impudently barkod nt tho boy's.
father! Tho fathor oxekdmod ngninst
tho strange dog, instituted nn inrestlga
lion, codemnod tho boy nnd bnnishod
tho dog, nnd tho fancies returned nnd all
tho evil symptoms out of the encyclo
pedia. I havo heard him say that, a
quartorof n contnry nftorward, he often
caught hlmsolf , stopping in tho stroet to
staro after somo littlo dingy cur with
particular short trot, nnd that carried
his tall to starboard, nnd think of poor
"Wntoh," who, ho hopes, has gono with
Popo's Indian dog to somo "equal sky.'
Dogs nro good for boys, nnd so nro rob
Ins nnd rabbits.
A Reminiscence of Leo's Surrender.
As timo passes, all momentocs of tho
civil war iucronso In valuo. I know of
nothing moro interesting than tho table
on which tho surrendor of General Leo
to General Grant was signed.. Tho old
farmer nnd his wlfo, In whoso houso tho
surrender occurted, had lived in tho
midst of somo of tho war's most stir
ring scones, but their breaths wcro taken
away when thoy heard that tholr huni
blo homo was selected a n spot for such
an important nn ovent to tnko placo.
Tho room in which tho lenders of tho
two armies mat Is a long narrow one,
with tho stiff, unused look that is pe
culiar to tho "best room" in a farm
houso. Kverytlng in it seems to sav.
wo aro toe good for human nature's
dally food." Ono pictures the fow occa
sions whon family funerals and wed-
lings havo forced open tho doors. Ono
smulls tho faint odor of lavender nnd
rosemary, which, year aftor year, havo
been brought from tho old-fashioned
Virginia garden to Impart their odors
to tho linen press. On tho floor Is tho
moss flaming of red carpots. Next tho
liroplaco stands a largo, squaro marblo-
toppud table. Tho federal and confed
erate orderlies wait near tholr chiefs,
and at tbo rear of tho room slnnds
tho corps commanders and somo of tho
Gonoral llawllns looks as hn really
was, tlio right liana or t, uncial urant
In every important liourof his life. Tho
frosty poll of General Ord contrasts with
with tho roseate tints of General Ingalls'
faco. General Leo sits in tho center of
tho room in nn office chair, and Gonoral
Grant loitiis back in nn old-tlmo cnuu
scat. Bctworn Generals Grant and Leo
stands tho littlo tablo which I havo seen
in tho memorial room of Mrs. Custor's
Michigan homo. It is rather a stand
than n table, with its one drawer, cheap
turned legs and oval top. Aftor tho
signing of tho surrendor on this table,
General Sherman placed a $20 gold
plcco In tho hand of tho farnior's wlfo.
Sho would havo scorned a "greenback,"
not only becauso It was Yankco manu
facture, but becauso it yus not acknowl
edged currencj among Virginians. Sho,
thinning herself fortunalo to soil a .2
tablo for $20, saw It carried away on an
orderly's horso without i egret. (Jon
oral Slioridan sent it to Mrs. Custer, and
with a note that has becorao moro and
moro, as each year rolls b tho choice
possession of that lady's life. Ono of
General Shorldau's many noblo traits
was to acknowledge tho gonitis, ability,
and fidelity of thoso who aided him to
roach his high plnco in tho ladder of
famo, and in tills noto ho told Mrs. Cus
ter that ho know of no ono who had
dono moro to bring about tho surrendor
than hor bravo husband.
Lawyei's Enjo)ment of a "Coon Hunt.'
Ho was a tall, good looking man and
clnlmod to bo a lawyer, and for all wo
know ho might havo boon a distant
relation to Adam. Tho boys decided
ho was rlpo enoiigh to pull. So a coon
hunt was doeided upon, nnd for tho ro
mance of it ho concluded to go. Somo
two miles from town thoro is a clearing,
whoro wcro largo piles of brush, dead
troos, logs and bushes in nbundnnco,
and tho coon hunt was located at thnt
placo. Undo Tillman was provided
with a cow hldo, with wide horns, and
an instrument then known ns' "drono,"
eighteen inches long, six or eight Inches
in diameter, covorod at ono end with a
raw hldo, strotohod tight, with thrco or
foiu feet of cord through tho contor.
By I olding tho string with ono hand,
tho instrument undor tho arm, and run
ning thumb nnd Ilngor with rapid mo
tion on tho string, unoarthly tones could
bo producod. All was ready and tho
hunt commoncod. Goorgo, our loador,
aftor getting closo to tho oloaring, told
a horriblo story of a wild bull that was
somotimcs scon in thnt locality. His
advlco was for nil to stick together, nnd
thoy woro attacked to seattor and
ovory man tnko caro ot uimsoii. uy
thnt moans tho animal could not kill
moro than ono. With this understand
ing wo ontored tho cloarlng. A hugo
monster with wido horns rushed around
a brush pllo with an unearthly sound
that would chill tho spinal co'umn.
Singularly onough, tho monstor singled
out our lawyer, who mado all hasto for
a troo. Tho wild hollowing, crackling
of brush and howling of dogs mado tho
night hideous enough to satisfy tho
most romantlo mind. In tho rush of
climbing tho treo tho lawyer lost his
hat, and tho monstor took extra pains
to tramplo and goi o It to pieces. Tho
bull'' would wander off for a whllo,
but tho first attempt to doscond would
bring him hollowing baok to tho troo.
Tho boys assomblod bohlnd a brush
pllo with Unolo Tillman. Sitting on
tho ground with tholr hands locked
around tholr knoos, thoy would rook
from tho baok of tholr heads to tholr
hools in full onjoymont of tho scene.
as daylight began to show In tlio oast
thoy all qulotly left for town, whoro thoy
colloctod somo othors, and, with ralllod
forcos, started to rcatHro tho lawyer,
Thoy told him thoy hoi? Utrothor expec
tation than to find his mangled remains
In tho fatal clearing whoro Ihey woro
attacked. IIo was escorted in triumph
to tlio borso-block in front of the hotel
whoro, with loud cheers from tho crowd
lie Indulged In a half hour spooch, ife-
plctlng, in glowing terms, "his cool
ness nnd bravery," his "hair breadth
escape," his "thoughts whllo In the
treo," nnd wound up that ho would bo
"ono of ono hundred picked rnon," that
would go to Hint oloaring anil "assist
Jn killing tho monstor." But beforo It
was accomplished the secret lenkod out.
Our lawyer friend, with his carpet sack
undor his arm and Ids thoughts porhnps
of yoars gono by, qulotly disappeared
with a firm rcsolvo, to novor airaln in
dulgo In n coon hunt.
WIT AND HUMOR.
Postofllco clerk: "Here! your loiter
Is overweight." Pnt: "Oovor what
wolght?" P. C.i "It's too heavy; put
another stamp on it." P.: "Och, git
out wid ycrfoolin'I Sure If I put nn
othor stamp on, won't it bo heavier
It was a fashlonnblo young lady who,
having been nccused in artificial moans
to heighten tho brillinnoy of hor com
ploxlon, asked ono of hor beaux: "Do
you seo any paint on my faco?" "No,"
ho dcllboiatoly answorod. "I can't say
that I do I'm color blind."
A sailor wont to seo a funoral; on his
roturn from tho churchyard ho said
ho nover saw n funeral ashoro boforo.
"Why, what d'yo think they doos with
tho dend nion?" said ho to a shipmate.
I'll just toll yo. Thoy puts 'em in
long black boxes and directs 'em."
Moo," said his iathor, "why wcro
you out so lato last night?" "It wasn't
so vory late," says Joe, "only u quar
ter of twolvo." "How daro you sit
thoro and toll mo such a falsehood? I
was nwnko whon you camo homo, nnd
looked nt my watch; it was thrco
o'clock," "Well, Isn't throo a quarter
of twolvo?" Inquired Joe.
A country dominie had a hundred
loys'nnd no assistant. "I wonder how
you manage ttioin," said a fnond,
"without help." "Ah," was tho nn-
swer, "I could manage tho hundred boys
well enough; It's tho two hundred par
ents that trouble mo there's no manag
Thoy sat togothor in tho lamplight
and read tho advertising columns of
thojr local papor, when ho suddenly ex
claimed: "Look, only $15 for n suit of
lothes." "Is It n wedding suit?" sho
asked. "Oh, no," ho replied, "It Is a
business suit." "Well, I moant busi
ness," sho replied. That sottlcd it.
A lawyer, having somo legal buMnoss
to transact with a widow, took occasion
to inquire her ngc. Tho matron, who
had long slnco donned the "widow's
weeds," attempted to look prim and
much younger thau sho roally was, as
shoroplled, "Thirty-ilvo, sir." Then,
turning to tho daughter, ho said: "May
bo so bold, Miss, as to Inquire your
ago?" "Certainly. I am n littlo past
thirty-two 'most throe years younger
A gilded youth, who had mot with
misfortuno, entered a fourth-class ros
taurant. Ho thero encountered a wait
er whom ho had formerly scon In tho
luxurious establishments which ho him
self had frequentod. "What!" said tho
waiter, "do you dluo horo, sir?"
"Woll," returned tho other, gloomily,
"you wnit horo, don't you?" "It Is
truo, sir," rcpllod tho othor, with con
scious dignity, "but I do not ent horo."
A good story is told of nn Irish
hosllor, who was sont to tho stnblo to
bring forth a travolor's horso. Not
kuowlng which of tho two strango
hoiscs in tho stalls bolongod to tho trav1
olor, and wishing to avoid tho appear
nnco of Ignoranco In his business, ho
saddled both animals and brought thom
to tho door. Tho traveler pointed out
his own horso, saying: "That's my
nag." "Certainly, yor honor, I know
that vory woll, but I dln't know which
was tho other gontlomnn's."
It has boon noticed by a shrowd writer
on American mnnners that n mochanio
in searcli of work Is "out of a job," a
clerk in tho samo predicament Is "dis
ongaged," nnd a professional man is
"nt loisuro." Tho mechanic "gets
work," the clork "connects" himself
with somo establishment, and tho pro
fessional man "resumes practlco " This
rulo holds good In somo other things
bosldcs employment. Whon ono of tho
"upper ton" has a high timo ovor night,
it Is sail tho next day that ho was
"slightly olovated." Tho mlddlo society
man. under similar circumstances, was
a "littlo intoxicated," but tho laboring
man was "beastly drunk."
"A moro shocking spootnolo," ox
olalmadtholn 'ignnntold lady, "I novor
boliold." Tho simple faot was that sho
had surprised Julia's lovor in tho act of
depositing his bond upon Julia's should
er, a proceeding to which tho young
lady was making no visiblo resistance.
Mrs. Marrowfat has very strict notions
of proprloty, and wont on to say: "That
a daughter ot mlno should bocapablo of
permitting suoh llborty almost freozos
my blood to think of. How do you ex
plain It, Julia?" Julia suffers hor
paront to cool off a littlo and tlion, with
a countananco as undaunted as that of
tho bronzogladlatoron tho mnntolploco,
haughtily says: "Mothor, you do both
Frank nnd mo an injustloo. Wo weren't
making lovo at all. I had complained
of a pain in ray chest and ho was only
sounding my lunus."
Remedies for Emergencies.
Vtfry fow young mothers aro able to
control tholr norvos so completely as to
keep from boing startled whon con-
fronted with a cut finger with dripping
blood, nnd tho loud crlos which an
nounce a catastrophe. Somctlmos sho
cannot collect hor thoughts sufficiently
to recall any of the good nmcdics with
which sho is acquainted. Ono way to
avoid this is to write out a list of holr
Jn trouble, and tack It upon tho door of
your room, after tho manner of hotel
regulations. Thero Is nothing better for
n cut thnn t.owdorod resin. Get a fow
cents' worth of rosin, pound it until it
is lino, nnd pnt It in nn omply, cloan
pepper or splec box with perforated top;
then you can easily sift it out on tho
cut; put a soft cloth around tho injurod
moniber nnd wot it with cold water
onco in n whilo. Itwlll prevent lnllnm
matlon and soreness. In dolnic tm n
burn, tho main point Is So keen tho air
from ii. If sweet oil nnd cotton nro not
nt hand, tako a cloth and spread dry
flour over it, and wrap tho burned nart
In It. It is always well to havo somo
simple roiucdhs in tho houso whoio j'ou
can get thom without a moment's loss
of timo; a littlo bottle of poppormlnt,
In caso of colic; chlorate of potash for
soro throat, popilti for Indigestion, and
boltlo of brandy. Havo them ar
ranged so that you could go to thom In
the dark and reach tho right remedy,
but bo suro you novor do it, oven If you
know they hnvo not been disturbed:
always light n lamp or tho gas, and
mako suro you havo what you nro aftor.
Komcnibcr that pistols nro always
loadod, and that poison may bo put in
placo of peppermint.
ici:s:i;i:i no.u ii:,vrn.
William J. Coutfilln, of Somcrvllle. Mass..
says: "In the fall of 18701 was taken with
hlecdlrgof the lunirs, followed byscvcrccouRh.
I lost apptUtuanil flesh, wascontlned to my bed.
In the summer of 1877 was admttuil tn U hniu
pttal. The doctors said I had a bole in my lunc
as blR as half a dollar. I cave up hope, but a
friend told me of DK. WM. HALL'S 11AL8AM
FOU THE i UNGS. I trot n bottle wlmn I mm.
tnenccd to eel better, and Unlay f feel better
than fort nee years past. I write this hoping
that every Mic nllllctiil with diseased lunirs will
take I)K. WM. HALL'S HA JAM. and & mn.
vlnced thnt CONSUMPTION CANHE CURED.
1 can positively say It has done me morcRood
than nil tho otber medicines I have taken slnrn
Correct vour habits of crooked walklntr hv
using Lyon's Patent Heel Btllfpncrs.
ou feel weak aim languid, no energy, no am
iltlon to do anvthlinr. Dr. llallldnv'ii Hlrm
'urlilcr Is the remedv for toil Kor nnln hv nl
Allen's Brain Food.
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