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BKATTLEBOKO, VT., F11IXAY, DECEMBER 6, 1872.
THE VERMONT PIKENIX.
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ItrpresentlDg Coniiatilrs whose Aasets are oter
SErENTKTIIREt: MILLION DOLLARS,
Jli:.ll. Kkl'ATi: AK.1('r,
THSKMENIB TO LUT.
Wllee Iti Thompson A Ilan-era Work, neat door to
rhu-nli Ofllfe ,
ATTUltNLY t: COUNSELLOIt AT LAW,
JJ Attomrrn and Solicitors, nrsttlrhoro, vt,
c. K. Field,
J. M. Ttlzr.
CS, M. IIUS3EL1. fcCo.,ttllliilli6ton,Vt.,liateone
J .of llie Urgent and iettsclccti tl atocssof ossEn
a MgiiciitsuiaK In ttindbam Coimtj, consisting of
v rythiafi unullj lei t In nrst tlui cuuulrjr .lore.
i r.N'cw Cloods rccclted from Bostona-id New York
w kly. Arcu'b for (IHOVE1C !i BAKl.ll and the
WKKU 8LW INU MAC11I.NK8.
..''"Order for Country Produce solicited.
All cbcsti tor IthADY I AY or on good credit, snont
At It ooil In Alirord'a Mock opnoalte, a lull asaorl
1.1 lit or COKF1NS AM. BU1IML CASKUIfof DEBT
m (t.Itt. All kinds o wood re-ialring promptly
,!,.. C. M.llUSSULI.&CO.
Wilmington, Vt., Dec. 1,1871,
g'htftician aiitl ArroH,
KLLIOT 81 REET,
Ul-ale reside nee of Julius J, Kite).
i,1 CUOSIlY tt CO., Coin ml t Ion Mirchanls, and
li. Wholoaalo Dealer in FLUUH AND UHAIN,
UKAItUOHN, M. D., Homeopathic rhjsician
and Surgeon, UrattUboro, Vt. Office one door
north of Congregational church,
Ofttce houra from 8 to 0 a. M., and 7 to fi r. u.
f r D. HOLTON, M. D., IbMciau and Surgeon,
lL Drattlcboro, Vt. Office at reaidence, rvrner
( t Main and Walnut ata. At home before 8 a. m., and
f tutu 1 to 2 &i 6 to 7 o'clock r. m.
rAnPENTETl. Man RET Lloce. Elliot Street,
J, Dealer In To:, Fancy Good, BooVp, Htation-
tTV, Newipapera, aiagazinca ana i'rriuu.(,iB, oun
Kortptlona received for the principal Newiparrr. and
Magazines, and forwarded by mallorotherwlie.
INHLOW H. Attorney
at Law, Deiiowa tali, vt.
CnOSDT IlLOCK, 11RATTLIBOBO, T.
NEW WOOD YAUD. A. E. DootiTTi-t, Proprie
tor, IIIbj Street. Mote wood of all klnda and
dimenflonaon reaaooablp tcrma. Orderaleft at t'.(
FnoaT'a Storeor at my ref Idence, promptly attended to.
v w a VINO tabllbhed niylmaltiua in Urattleboro, I
JLJ. am nciw pnrared to till ordora for all kind of
work In ni line ltu promptntB atd tn reasonable
terror. Ililteu jeara (JjcricLCe In the buaiuteii.
Quality of cranlte equal to anj In Ntw England.
rsrsnor on oak hthf.et.
Uratloboro, April 23, 1872, tfI7
"The Best i the ChCBpest."
rilltr. STEINWAY VIAKOS.for Fl'Llkraa, Cleaii
I WESBand Pcbitt or ToKE,and THonouanHEii
ur WomUIP, ABE UNEQUALLED.
The majority of tue leading arllsH.throuBhout the
world, pr.ferttiemforlkrlrowuu.e, and couctde to
hem t lie ul Jhi tt deRreo of cicellenee.
lyHl EUWAllll CI.AU1, High St., Brattldoro.
Alo agent for the Behning k Kill I'lanoa and tbe
Ktey cottage urgani.
HAS MADE THE STUDY AND rBACTICE pr.DfcN.
TISTIIT IN ALL ITS BltNClIE8 A LIFE
WOllK! AND THE MOST DIFFICULT
OPERATIONS AUK I'hllFOBM.
ED BY 1IIM WITH OltEAT
rAHF. AND HK1LL.
Prices very Reasonable.
O Hew and residence, Junction of High & Orccn Street
A. L. PETTEE,
llll.tTTM.il It OHO
LIQUID NITROUS OXIDK OAS,
FOR THE EXTRACTION Ut Ittlrl wnnuui rAin
THE great adranUge of Oa. In luia form i.lhatitl.
alwaya freah and pure; It actaqDlckly,
without causing nauaea.
vlt. I-UITEK'S LONG KXl'KMKNC'Ii
lu the use nf an.itli'll a III glvti coundrnce to all
who wish to take IU. or I'.tber.
All operaUons In Dentistry done in
the most approved niinmor.
t Vfil.IIME OF KJK'll.Y las bern iued rentals
V Iok pcMiua by autht ra tn m all ait" ( f the Hlate.
'lliA nut-mi tre inottly of a hiith order and tiiiittt 1 f ln
t.r..iilnii t., Ir.vii-t f lltf-rsttirf. The i illlor hsk not
iouyht tn dive the preiluit.r.iin of a treat ntm.berof
pot-is bill to coneii iu ae ci uirrii. iu iviuuir ru
ita Ki.r.kw i.t the triirst i ( emu itir T tuurd bv er
monttrs There la a prod vaiitljl ILe graitd old
mirl. tt.- tin. Mi. ml 1 n, r. m d llieratlKtlc. Tbe vol
ume h intitln a rapid rule both iu and out of the
HUte, II U a (Coou liMl lor a prrsrui w ifcurr or
Fir al by CHENEY it CLAI I", Urattleboro, and by
uui.kMt-iMa iiiroutci.ui.1 tcrmoiti.
Any one Sfiidliift f3.0 to A J, HAN HORN, Her
nard.luti. Mj.. will r-ciie acui y by mall lost paid.
SPRINGFIELD DYE HOUSE.
17HMOU8 HTATEN ISLAND DTKll. Elten.lie
' Modern AiAratd,u.o.t Iuaiillful lmiorted
Dyiainadeln tbwworld. AtMberewcobirat Bronte,
Browu, Oreeu, Hum, Clarit, Dlue, eta, died In Dnaa
Uooda. Daina.k Curtain., Vtlreti, ttc, Do not truat
iinv NICE cooda .Uewbtre. .Tailor', .hop connect-
eJ-,uierlor nracllcal tailor.. Oekt', IUnuTa
cleansed, color restored, rebound aud repaired
new ullll pramptntut and ,M.rwnly,
t. .,.,. IHItAEL 1IAHMON k CO..
HIS Main M.. Horinif n, Id. M.S..
nvi un HAltunuH. Auent for Braitleboiu aud vl'
11 MEN WANTED on West Ttirer road In Ilnlllt
boro, tloodiwsgi, paid and cash oviry Saturday,
Apply to DAVID 1'EnnY, on tbe ground evr ry Say,
IlratllelKiro. Oct. 17, 1S7J. O
TAKE A CERTIFICATE
MUTUAL LIFE ASSOCIATION,
13RATTLT3BOJK-. VT ,
I OFFICE IN TOWK, HALL,
And Protect your Family.
THE EirLNSE IS LESS THAN
ONK-THIK1J THE COST
IN AN OLD STOCK FLAN COMrANT.
Ace. 20 to 40, tinrotif M oier UOOnunilrr., and ftr.t
dtatli claim, Marcl,;i5tli, I sl.l May f.tli, una !010, at
coat to claimant cf fiaa ILan 10 a jiar.
Agra iO to CO, nutntera oier 1200 numbers, and the
.pcond diath claim, Marcli Sid, S1013, paid May 2Kb,
at a co.t to tbe party cf lc.a tban )1S per annum.
Fur Circular., Ari'llcatlon., &e., arply to authorized
Agent., or addreea tbe 8ecretary,
FItEIl. IIOLBItOOK, Trflt. JAS. I1AI.TON, Sec'y.
Bratlliboru, Vt., Jul) CO, 1972. tiu33
CITIZENS' LECTURE COURSE,
THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE
FALL AND WIXTKH COURSE
eadings, Lectures and Concerts
WILL Bn.01VE' CT,
REV. ROBERT COLLYER,
Sulrrl "Our Folks ami Other Fvtks."
Kev.H.H. Murray, Eev.E.H.OLapin,
HON. WM. C. PARSONS,
Formerly a Member of the tiglUb rirlincmit; and
Uat, but not least, the celdraled
I3AKNA HKE TliOUPE.
TICKETS. 0 TO 60 CENTS, ACCORDING TO LO
Coume TickeU frcim fr.00 to J3.50.
The choice of ( at will be told t Anrttnn Tiitii.r
ecnlng, Oct. 2, at 7 I2 o'clock at the Town Hall, thua
KMinc every peraou an i-ftual thance. The sale nf
course tlckrta will close Oct. Sth. llckttk frr Mr a.
Hcott Siddoua' llfailitipa alont, mil be for bale Tuiirf
day, Oct. 10th, 1H72.
r.yNOTICn..-In caae anv 1 cturrr falls lorof rt hla
or her appointment, the crmmittec will rrliiiid the
money for aaid Lecture to each per icu holding 7'tcifU
for said Lecture.
Duora open at 7. Con.mrnce at 8 o'clock, 30
FALL & WINTER
GEXTLEIIEX'S FlillXISIIIXG GOODS,
PRATT, WSMT & CD.,
I TIl.t.VMl s on i,xa a 1 .T.V.
Let in thank t' o Iord to-d.iy
For the bleatlngi we enjoy.
Bpraktng forth our praises may
Well our hearts and tongues (in ploy,
Crowned has been the year with good,
From our Father's bounteous store;
Fret from pestilence and flood,
Freo from want and famine aore.
Day and night, through all the ) far,
lie hath kept us by his power!
Never need we yield to fear,
For he guards us every hoar.
lie It is who rUcs the ralu,
That the tender bUdea may grow;
Spreads the field with wa)nji grain,
Blessing those who plow and sow,
lie the Ood our fathers served,
Ahen from wicked men they fled:
Ya 1th his strength tbtlr arms were nerved,
Aa through dangers they were led.
They with wisdom from abote,
Mautfd seeds In this rough clime,
Draring freedom, truth and love,
In their thlldren through all Urn?.
Light they spread on every hand
r Twaa the light of Ood'a puro word,.
For that word, in every land,
lie his Holy name adored,
Oa this rock the nation standi;
Htorms may beat and winds may race,
Ileitis rise In hostile bands:
Truth 111 1J from age to age.
Never was a nation blessed
1,1 lie the one we call our own;
To the atan lug and opprcare A,
Here a refuse U made known.
For the gospel's cheering light,
Bringing hcaicn and glory nigh,
t Scattering the thadi a e f night,
We. w ould praise Ihe Lord most High.
Thus may gratitude ascend,
Through the lipi that praise and pray;
And may Joy our homca attend,
Cn this glad Tlianksglt lng day,
Nov. 28th, 1B72.
The Leisure Hour,
m ts Tit ass i.rn mvit . f t.
An Invitation to visit Mr?. neorRo Stan
ley, foinierly Mary Ivlrk, nil old hcIiooI
coinp.inin of ininnlMary liaj married
young and was now mistress of a line es
tablishment. "What a nk'O visit this will
be for me," I said to myelf, and so all Iho
time I was making preparations for It, with
the assistance of my right hand maiden,
'Taney," I was mapping out a wondroiisly
pleasant chait of iny intended excursion,
which was elaborately finished and hung
In a gilded Cranio lu the gallery of my
mind, when tho carriage that conveyed mo
from 1 1 10 cats landed me bofore tho tasty
and rather Imposing establishment of my
friend, Mrs. George Stanley.
"This compares well with my "faney
plettue," I saltl as I descended from the
carriage j "but 1 wonder If Mary Is not ab
sent from home, the houso has such a shut
up sort of look I" My mind was relieved
from this unwelcome stirprKo by tho ap
pearance of my friend at the door, In an
swer to the summons of the bell. 1 recog
nized hir at once, though ten years had
gono by since her marriage, and sho recog
nized mo as readily, and her greeting was
cordial. I followed her into tho nicely
furnished hall, when sho paused with a
troubled look, and sjld:
"Will j on bo kind enough, llallle, to use
the mill, as It is rather dusty out, and I
have a perfect dread of dust."
I compiled with tho request, thinking
that It must bo dusty Indeed, if In stepping
from the carrlago to tho hnue, snlllclent
dust hud adhered to my boots to soil tho
cjrpclsj and then sho led the way Into tho
back parlor. I followed with a sort of
uncomfortable feeling a senso of restraint.
Here I found tho stuffed chairs, ottomans
and sofa, closely entered with linen, tho
heavy tassels that looped back tho rich
damask curtains from tho windows, placed
In muslin bags to preservo them, tho piano
entered with two coverings, tlio outer uno
of linen, while tho legs of tho Instrument
weic dressed with the samo untasty ma
tcil.il, tho paintings, which should have
adorned the walls, dlsllgnrcd Willi thrco
thicknesses of laiietan, tho ricli 'Wilton
carpet upon tho floor dolled here and llieio
witli noolen bocking, and tho gas lixturcs
were as carefully dressed as might be. It
took mo some time to discover all this, for
tho lnsldo blinds wero as closely drawn
down as tho outer ones.
"Mary," I said in a halt" laughing way,
"II Is dark as Kgypt here. Come, git o mo
a llttlo more light, lor I can scarce tell how
you aio looking, and I came on purposo to
"I cannot yet," as tho cool answer.
"lly.and.by, when tho sun gets below tho
hill, I will, but I never draw tho blinds In
the broad daylight, and I alwoys cxjicct
iny visitors to conform to this rule. You
sco I am tho s.mio philn-licartcd Mary I
was when a girl. Now I w ill show you to
your chain bor."
That was a nice, commodious chamber
Into which I tviis shown, Willi not only tho
comforts, but nil tho luxuries of modern
tasto ; It wns altogether too nico to suit me,
for thcro was no senso of freedom there, 1
looked upon tho bed with Its costly cov
erings, and thought : What If I should get
a fold or a tvrlnklo upon tnoso uciiraio i.i
brlcs what If 1 should In any way disturb
tho 'upper-drawer' look nf tho vrliolo apart'
incut." I longed for my own siinply-
furnUhed chamber at home, tvhero I could
bo at llborty to throw open my blinds and
windotts, and enjoy the heaven-born gift
ol fresh, puro air, and glorious, health-giving
sunlight. Hut It was In vain for mo to
wish this, so I dressed myself as well as 1
might lu the artlllcial twilight, and do
sconded below stairs, tvhero I found my
frlond's two chlldien, Harry, a sweet prct
ty. dark-eyed boy of eight, and Lucy,
u sweetly fair girl of slx,Jut entering the
There wasa restrained, half- fearful way as
they caino In aud men thelrmother'siiilck,
Inquiring glance, that was painful to see.
"Hurry, thcro Is a chalk mark on your
pantaloons, mid your collar Is awry, mid
Lucy, your slippers are dusty j go out and
ttipo them carefully. I am ashamed of
The two children left tho room to do as
lliey tvero bidden, and I could sco that they
felt keenly tho consiiro cist u. on tlieiu, lor
they had como to think thoy could do noth
ing more leprehenslhlo than toappear with
n speck or blemish upon tholr dress or per
son in their mother's presence.
Bonn after, Mr, Stanley, my frlond's hus
band, eamo In, Ho was of a largo build,
noble and manly In his appearance, nnd I
said In myself, "Thcro Is ton much char
acter and Independence In him to submit
nr bo swayed In the least by this mania of
his tvlfe." Hut ho had not crossed tho
apartment boforo I was convinced by his
gingerly stop, and his uncertain manner
of placing Ids hat upon tho table, and then
moving It with a nervous glaneo ni ins Hot
ter half, that ho too stood In fear of trcs
passing upon the household regulations of
his slight, girlish-looking wlfo j lu strait ho
woro tho nppearanco of shall I mo Uio
homely expression f a "hen-pecked hus
Mrs. Stanley left Iho room to look nnor
Iho lea, nnd I enjoyed a pleasant chat with
Mr. Stanley, and found him nn uncommon
ly senslblo nnd Intelligent man, and could
not but wonder that ho should allow his
wlfo's foolish mania to effect his bearing so
sensibly! but, poor man, who does not
know that "continual dropping will wear
a stone." Hoforo tho closo of my visit I
did not wonder at all, for It was ! "Fred
eric, ono of tho logs of your chair Is oil' tho
bocklng-l'rcdcric, will you take earo to
closo tho door quickly when you como In
tho street way, so that tl.o flics may not
follow you Frederic, will you road your
paper In tho kitchen, so that wo may not
havo to draw a blind hero nnd l.ulo tho ear
pet?'' and In short, tlmo would full mo to
eiiumeralo all Iho causes of complaint sho
found In him. Ills hard labor had bought
and furnished tho beautiful houso ho called
"licme-i'a-einci'yet It wns not n home to him
or Ids children they would havo been far
happier In an humblo collage, with baro
floors nnd whitewashed walls, so that they
had enjoyed liberty to speak nnd move and
"Why, Mary," said Mr. Stanley, whon
his t Ifc entered to call us to tea, "you look
heated. What has been tho trouble?"
"I am heated, and vexed bosldcs," was
tho fretful reply. "Wo must look for other
help soon. Such a chaso as I have had I
That careless girl had left tho dlnlng-rooni
door open for a moment and thoro tvero
live flies making themselves qullo nlhoine.
I never in all my housekeeping had that
number of (lies In my dining room. I am
so tired and heated now "driving" them,
that I do tint feel ablo to do another thing
to-night. Wo must look out for better
"Hut, Mollle, my love," said Mr. Stan
ley, lu a half deprecating lone, "you know
I spent tho gicatcr part of my sparo llino,
only week beforo last, lu seal eh for this
girl, and you havo all along called her ex
cellent help. It seems to mo it would bo
unkind to dismiss her for so slight a cause."
"Slight I this Is all you men know about
women's trials," was tho ungracious re
sponse. "Slight as It l, if Iho Ilko thlni
occurs again, I will dismiss her at once,
and ntlend to my own chamber-work and
lay tho tables myself. Think of having
flies tho dirty things In my house, I
should go bcsldo myself In less than a
Mr. Stanley gave over tho discussion,
and wo went to the tea-room. There was
shining silver service, costly cut glass, rich
Sevres china and choice edibles, but theso
were not enjoyed, for Uio mistress of It all
was Inwardly fuming and fielllng, and
where this is the case It Invariably brings
unrest and disquiet to the hearts of thoso
who gather round tho board, I felt all this
while sitting there, and I thought too how
necessary for tho "heads ofa family" to bo
cheerful at the "family board."
In answer to tho bell, tho girl who had
by her oversight so nulled her mistress'
temper, came in. She was neat nnd pleas
ant looking, but I saw by Iho expression
of hor faeo that she was still suffering from
the effects of Mrs. Stanley's dlspleasuic. I
was finite suro sho had been weeping. Mr.
Stanley strovo to bo lively nnd social, but
still It was an uncomfortable meal to all,
and I was glad whe'n It was over.
l'erhnps my reader has gathered from
what I hate said of my Iricnd that sho was
naturally of a disagreeable and exacting
disposition, but this was not true. Xever
was a sweeter, klnder-lieartcd girl than
she, but she had begun her married life
tvllh tho ambitious design of becoming a
model housekeeper," and so intent had
sho been In following out her purpose, that
sho had, Imperceptibly to herself, acquired
tho habit of watching tho luotenieuts of
every member of tho household, let they
should interfere 111 any of her arrange
ments, also that of fretting for every trifle,
and as I looked upon her face, oneoso
pleasant In Its expression, and saw the pro-
mature lines of care, or moro properly fret-
fulness, I thought: rrescrvenie from ever
being a "model housekeeper,"
Come now, Ilnttle," said she, tho third
day alter my arrival, "let us sit down ami
hato a pleasant chat about old times.
I'vcrylhlng has seemed to go wrong sinco
you came, and I fear your visit lias not
bcon thus far over comfortable"
I longed to say what I thought, but could
not gather courage.
First tell mo about tho Card gills," said
she, "tho two who married, nnd little Amy,
tho prettiest of them all, who died tho day
her Intended caino homo from a loiir.vo.us
voyago. I think it was so hard."
It was a sad story, indeed, aud I could
not olten think of It without shedding tears,
In compliance with her request I commen
ced relating to her all tho items I had trcas
tired in my mind of our mutual friend,
"Walt a minute," sho said lu tho midst
ol my first sontcnec, "tho wind has turned
one of tho swivels ut tho outer blind."
So I waited until tho inner blinds wero
drawn, tho window raised and tho outer
ono closed. It was qulto a longthy pro
cess, but nt last It was ended, and onco
moio I commenced my story. Hut no more
than ten minutes had elapsed beforo she
"I am sorry to disturb you again, hut I
scon roll of lint under the piano, and lean
not plai'O mo mind upon anything as leng
as thcro Is any dirt about iiie,"soupsho
Jumped and went to tho piano, stooped
down, and then relumed with a bit of lint
about tho sl.o ot a three-cent bit, saying
"Such carclossncss In help Is unbearable,
I shall vet have to do everything myself."
"I could not forbear smiling, though
heartily vexed at Iho Interruption, How
ever, I mado tho third attempt, and had
pursued my narratlvo for nearly half an
hour ; just as I was in tho midst of telling
her of Amy's bridal, of tho return of her
lover, and that tho whlto satin dress which
was to havo adorned Iho sweet, fair bride,
had Instead been worn for hor cnlllu rose.
my Irlend's mind nnd eyes began to wan
dor aout tho room, nnd starting up shell
"I cannot stand It another moment, Hut
tie, for (hero Is a fly, Doubtless it eamo lu
when I opened tho windows to nrrango tho
I was Indignant, How tho llttlo lady flow
around, and what a chaso that lly led her,
now lighting nn tho top of a picture frame,
then on the mirror, (hen ascending Iho to
of tho wall, Mrs, Stanley was really got
ting qulto vexed, as she stood (here on tip
toe, vnlnly trying to reach hor lonnentor
Willi tho feather duster which she had sol
tod for a weapon, I was reminded of tho
fablo of "Iho mouse) and tho lion,"
"HhIIIc." sho said, "can vou not holn inn
a lllflo? .lust lako your handkerchief nnd
head It, nnd when onco I can drive tt Into
tho lull, I shall havo no trouble In gelling
It out of tho door."
' Thus called to Iho rescue, I had nothing
to do but enlist, and with our nulled clforts
It' t-ns driven Into tho hall and the, Inner
door closed, but In opening "10 ollle' ll001'
to eject tt into the street, ern this real could
bo performed, sovcral moro of lis "boon
companions" entered, and now Iho "fly
hunl" was commenced with fresh vigor.
Up slalrs and down stairs flow my lllllo
h'osters, hither and yon, and at last I was
stationed as n sentinel on Iho upper land
ing lo prevent any of the "rebels" choosing
tho long passago way beyond for their
"headquarters," nnd Anally tho enemy was
vanquished, the Insurrection quelled, but
I-had lost tho thread of my story, nnd I
think Mrs. Stanley had, for sho said :
"Lot me see, Hnttle, of what wero wo
speaking when that disgraceful fly eamo to
disturb our comfort?"
"). nothing of nny Importance," was my
laconic reply, for I was determined not lo
inaktjja fourth commencement, and soend
cijkmy story of poor llttlo Amy Card, hor
.raily jnT witsfatB-wllqwml lipjrj.ltiei ot.,
citcmoiH ni a --uy num. lroni my neari
I pitted Mrs. (Icorgo Stanley, "model
housekeeper" that nho was I
I will not weary you by repoallng such
scctc, for they wero of overy-day occur
rence. I do not think wo over held ono
connected eonveisatlon of a half hoin's
lengt'i dining my visit, without Imaginary
cares Intervening to rob It of it" pleasuro
nml inleie-t. You may think tho picture
overdrawn, reader mine, but it Is not. And
In my experience I hato found moro Mrs.
Stanleys ili.it one, though on a smaller
Mr. and Mis. Stanley, during my stay,
lot lied me lo accompany them on n steam
boat exclusion, but unfortunately when
tho day arrived I was suffering from head
ncho and so remained nt home, but urged
their enjoying tho relaxation tho Jaunj
might all'urd them, nnd allow mo to bo
housekeeper. Harry nnd I.ucy begged
hard to accompany their parenls. Mr.
Stanlev seemed dlpocd lo favor their
wishes, nnd as I looked Into their earnest,
pleading faces, I could not forbear speak
ing a word in their behalf.
"Well, Mr. Stanley, If you prefer Harry
and Lucy's company lo mine, you may
take them ; but I hate no idea of seeln
them running nbout a "teaniboat's deck,
as dlrtv as two little sheet beggais. I could
not be easy a minute," was Mis. Stanley
This icply decided tho matter at once,
and ns I saw Harry's lip quiver while he
bravely strut e to keep back his lears, and
llttlo I.ucy hiding her moist eyes In her
two little dimpled hands, I could not check
the tears that came to my own, nnd I
thought, as I dtcw llicin both lo my bosom
anil said kind words of cheer to tlieiu :
"As much as your mother loves you, your
happiness l but secondary lo clctullnos
"What shall wo do. Harry, all diy?"
asked I.ucy. "If we could only pick flowers
and make wreaths as tho other girls and
boys do, in K I could lako my plajlhlngs
.out of my baby-house, and play ttllli them
Idly (ireen and Susy waters no, or ir
you could navo a tun oi water, ami -mi
your boat Untie Hilly gave you, wo wmnu
me such a nice lluiei nut we can t no
itihliig, Harry, you know, for niamiin
does not like it."
No, we can't do t.nythlivg, lint's a lad,
said H.trry. "When 1 glow a big man I'll
ate a house of my own, and you snail live
lib me. I.ucv. and wo'll have wooden
chairs and no carpels, like Mrs. Sand, and
you shall play and i un and Jump just as
much as you plc.isC, anil noinuysniii Keep
rtiug, 'don't, don't, don't,' all tho time.'
Oh, lh.it will bo nice, Harry I shall
like It dearly," exclaimed I.ucy, with
brightening lace, her sorrows all forgotten.
Dear little children," I said to myself,
"your Ideas of happiness are all centering
hi a houso not loo gooil to use, nnd for lids
you would gladly leavo your beautiful
home, with Its rich carpels, long minors,
rosewood furniture, Its dalntlly-lald tables,
Its choice conservatory and extenslte gar
den," and as 1 thought I came to tho eon
elmlon that 111 many cases there was moro
Inpplness to bo found In the dwellings or
earth's lowly ones, than In tho mansions of
wealth and pride, where you almost roll
that tho Inhabitants were made for tho
house, Instead of tho house for Iho Inhabi
tants. I did not wl-h to leach Harry and I.ucy,
lo disregard their parent's wishes, so I told
them that their mother had told me lo do
Jutt what I pleased to make Iheni happy,
anil then I took mem mm too g irocn, mm
wo gathered flowers ami made wrcains to
nor hearts content. I procured a largo tub,
tilled It with water, nnd wo spent an hour
and moro sailing tho beautiful boat Undo
Hilly lud given to Ilarry-lhcn wo went lo
tho play-room, got together all too cosuy
and cholco toys, dressed and undressed Iho
laruo wax doll, and had a miniature tea-
parly. I as much of a ciiliu-i r too time-
as either Harry or I.ucy. In tho eonrso or
tho day I dlscoteied a llttlo vase ol flowers
hi tho corner of tho room, at tho head of
Lucy's small French bedstead.
"O, do not take them away," cried Lucy
for I do so love lo havo thorn there. I
wake sometimes lu the night and think
about them, and It makes mo so glad, Julia
tlio chambermaid, knows all about II, and
s'io puts fresh ones In, and water too, every
thy. Isn't sho good? Hut pleaso do not
tell m.miim, for sho would throw Ihemont
tt once, for sho calls them, 'dirty things.'
I promised Lucy all he desired, think
ing how tinwiso In a mother to thus strive
lo crush out from the young heait of a
child Its "love for Iho flowers," those sll-
ontly eloquent omhlenis of the gomlnoss of
our Ilnivenly l ather so pinruseiy scaitercu
tin and down Iho wide eatlh-so evidently
Intended to administer alone lo our Inyo
for the "beautiful," and I repeated Inwardly
thoso sweet Hues of ono of our sweelest
'afclmlllit haiemaJe tti, earth htliij forth
Enmlgtl for (treat and amall,
The oali.lree Rod tbe cislar-trec,
Without a U.iser at all.
He might have mado enough rnonutl
For ererj want of ours,
For 1 uurr, mfstielue and toll,
Aud let bare made uo flowers."
At night, when I saw llttlo harry and
Lucy Into their beds, I felt moro than re
paid lor any little trotiblo I had takon, as
they drew their arms about my neck and
said: "Dear Hattle," for so they had
ventured lo call mo during tlio day "wo
shall remember to-day as long ns wo live,
As I passed through tho hall to go below
I met Husan, tho cook, who told in she
was going lo seek u new place on tho mor
row, "Hut why?'1 I said, "do you leavo? Is
not Mrs Stanley a kin I mistress?"
"Very kind, Indeed, ma'am, barring one
llilng, 'Tis fret, Irct, fret, fioni morning
till nlghl. I can lito In ono plneoaslong
as nny ono can, and bear ns much, I Hatter
myself, but Mrs. Stanley I cannot gel along
with another day. My last mistress was
not half so good a tve man ns Mrs. Slnnley,
with her seven years.- Sho was unreason-
ablo and passionate, but sho was nothing,
ns Mrs. Stanley Is. I would not slay an
oilier week hero If they would glvo me ten
Hero wns another of tho troubles Mrs.
.Stanley brought upon herself by undue
anxiety to keep up her credit ns a "model
housekeeper." Hor help invariably bo-
caino dlssallfiod nnd leli aftci- a few weeks
spcnl In her service.
Tho 1 1 tn o allotted for my tlslt at last ex
pired, and I must confess, (hough I was
sorry lo part with my friends, I experi
enced a feeling akin lo relief ns tlio carriage
lioro mo nwny from that "nicely kept
house," nnd it wns with n now senso of
pleasuro that I entered myownslinplo
home, devoid of all costly adornlngs or
turn'shlngs. After hating exchanged greet
ings with tho family, I went lo my unpre
tending chamber, threw open mv blinds
and windows, and silting thcro with tho
ovcry nook and cormfiihaFsniallliM
and tho soft ovcnlng breczo sweeping over
my brow, I enjoyed moro In that ono hour
of luxurious freedom, than In Iho wholo of
my long tlslt with iny friend, Mrs. Ocorgo
Stanley, that "model housekeeper.''
Wit and llusion ov uti: Hiiu.i:.
".Shocking I" many a good old saint will
cry nt tho very thought of it. "Tho Hlblo
a jest hook? What godless folly shall tvo
havo up next?" So, tho Hlblo Is not a jest
book. Hut there Is wit In It of tho fl r-t
quality j and a good reason why It should
bo there. Tako a few specimens: Job, In
his thirtieth chapter, Is telling how he
scorned tho low-lived fellows who pretend
to look down upon him in his advcrsltlo'.
They aio fool, they belong to tho long
eared fraternity. Anybody with lcsswlt
might como outbluntlyaud call them asses.
Hill Job puts It moroileniyinoiTj: "Among
Iho hushes they brayed i under tho nettles
they wore gathered together." If that Is
not wit, thcro Is no such thing as wit. And
yet tho commentators don't sco It ur won't
seo it. They are perfectly wooden tt hen
they como to any such gleam of humor.
Tako another Instance l'lljah's ridlculo of
tho prophets of Ilaal. They arc clamoring
to their god, to help thctu out ofa very
awkward predicament. And, while they
aro at It, the prophet shows them tip lu a
way that must havo mado tlio peoplo roar
with laughter. Tho still', antiquated style
of our Ihigllsh Hlblo lames down his sal
lies. Tako them in modern phrase. These
quack prophets hato worked themselves
Into a perfect desperation, and are capering
about on the nltnr ns ir they had tlio St.
Vitus's dance. The seeno (1 Kings, IS : 3),
1!7" wakes up ull Elijah's tenso of tho ridi
culous. "Shout louder I Ho Is a god, you
know. Mako him hear I l'erhaps ho Is
chatting with somebody, or ho Is off on a
hunt, or gono traveling. Or, may be, ho Is
taklnganap. Shout away I Wakehlmupl"
Iniaglno tho prlosls going through their an
tics on tho altar, whllo Hlljah bombards
tlieiu In this tvle, ut his lnlsuie. If Sir.
Heccher eter slid anything that convulsed
his audience moro thoroughly linn tho
prophet must havo done tho Jews it roll ml
him, I should like lo hear it. Haul shows
a dry humor moro than once, as in 2d Cor.,
11 1 13. "Whv haven't you fared as well as
tho olher churches? Ah I there l one grlC'
vunce I hat you haven't had me to support.
I'mv do not lav ,t un against mo 1 ' Ilieso
instances might bo multiplied front tho Old
and New Testament Inth. What do they
show? That tlio Hilile is on tho wholo a
humorous book? Far from It. That relig
ion Is a humorous subject tint wo aro to
throw all tho wit tvo call Into tho treatment
ol It? No. Hut they show that the sense
of Iho ludicrous Is put Into a man by his
Maker: that it lias its uses: and that wo
aro not to be ashamed of it, or to roll up
our eves in holt- horror of !(.-(.'. .
cox m Independent,
Generally speaking Women.
Hush Money-Nurse.-,' wago.
I.ooso Habits-dressing gowns.
II op Merchants-dancing masters.
Music by Handle A street organ.
Tho ttoiiLlax of all Attacks of gout.
Hands hato they, yet steal not, Clocks,
Legs have they, ytt walk not, Table
Teeth have they, yet chow not, Combs.
Lips hate they, yd kiss not, l'iteheis,
F.yes havo they, yet seo not, Needles,
Suniilemental treaty"! shall smoke,
.Ivie now I'm married."
"My sou," saiu n lonu papa, it no was
looking over tlio lesson his son had recited
that day, "how did you maiiago when your
teacher nsked you to spell meteinpsycliO'
Oh I father," said tho boy, "I Just stood
-A mischievous ladonu night cimikciI a
lloinan candle perfectly whllo aud stuck It
in his mother's candlestick. Althougl
somewhat astonished, Iho old lady retain
cd enough piesenco of inliid to tan tho
voutiu gentleman with a shingle.
A country merchant, Having procureu
a new clerk, waked lilin up lu tho mom
lug after ho was Idled, at a most unreason
ably caily hour, by calling out that tho
family tvero sluing down lo tlio lauie,
"Thank vou," said tho boy, ns ho turned
over in bed to adjust himself for a new
nap, "thank you , hut I never allow my
self to eat anything dining tho night."
A lawyer who was sometimes forgetful,
hating bcon engaged to ploid thocausoof
an offender, began by saying, "I know Iho
prisoner nt the bar,nnd ho Irenrs the char
acter ol' being n most coiisuiumalound Im
pudent scoundrel." Hero somebody whis
pered to lil tn that tho prisoner was his cli
ent, when ho Immediately continued, "hut
what great and good man eter lived who
was not i-aluuinlated by Ids contempora
ries?" Gamiii.ixo in W.tHiiiNnKis, Washing
ton for nianyyetrs lud been u hot-bed for
gamblers of high and low degreo.Thero wero
a doicn faro-binkson tho Avenuo within
a slnno's-lhrow of Oadshy's, on tho corner
of Sixth Street, Many of thoso establish
monls had eliib-rooins attached, whero
members of Congress and others amused
themselves with brag, vlngt-ct-un, and
whist. Draw-poker eamo Inlo vogue nt a
Inter day. Gambling, nnd for largo sums,
was coninion, particularly among soutuci n
anil Western mcnibers. Scores of them
from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee,
and tho Gulf States squandered tholr mod
est per client, then eight dollars only, at tho
gaming-table, and somo Impaired llielr pri
vate fortunes by tho samo indulgence, S.
S. l'rcntlss was reported to havo lost thirty
thousand dollars Iho first winter ho was In
Tho most notorious and dashing gambler
of tho day was 1'dtvnrd rondleton. 1 1 o
eamo from Virginia, whero he was well
connected, his family being of tho best
blood In tho State, and ho mnrrlod a most
rcspectablo nnd accomplished lady, whoso
father held n rcsponslblo ofllco under Iho
government, l'endleton g.ivo sumptuous
entertainments nt his club-house, which
tvero well attended by somo of tho most
eminent public men in tho district, Mr.
Mnugum, I hen I'rcsldout of the Senate,
John .1. Crlttondcn, John M, Holts, John
11. Thompson, of Kentucky, nnd Linn
Hoyd, afterward Speaker of tho House, and
others of lesser note, wero frequently his
guests. Congress had enacted stringent
penal laws to proveut gambling, but they
tvero a dead letter, unless somo poor devil
made a complaint of foul play, or somo
fleeced blackleg sought vengeanco through
tho aid of tho Grand Jury; and then Iho
matter was usually compounded by tho
payment of money.
Whist was a favorlto gamo ttilh tho for
eign ministers and tho elder statesmen. Mr.
Lii"hindIiicJ-ChivGcrioraLScolt. Mr. llodlsco. nml Mr.
represcn ted William Iho Fourth and Queen
Victoria, often played together, n hundred
dollars being tho usual stake. They gen
erally played well, as Hoylo taught the
game j but many of tho members of tho
faslilunablo clubs of Now York play with
moro skill than was dreamed of forty years
ngo. Goternor Mnrcy was a great lover of
whist, but he would never bet money on
the game. There wero always luyelcralo
w bisters lu Iho Senate. A story was cur-
leut nt one time of a protracted silling nt
tho card-table, nt which Governor Stoke,
of North Caiollna, and Mountjoy llallcy,
scrgean(-a(-ai nis of tho Senate, tvero two of
tho playcis. It inn In this wise: theSen
lite adjourned from Thursday over to Moil'
day. Tlio party sat down to card3 after
dinner Thursday evening. They played all
night and all the next day, only stopping
occasionally for refreshments, Tho game
was continued Filday night and Saturday
thiough Sntuiday and all day Sunday and
Sundry night, the players testing for a
natch iff sleep as mil in c becamo exhaust
ed. Monday morning tho gamo was In
full blast j but at ten o'clock lialley moved
an adjournment, alleging that his official
duties riqtilrid his piescmc lu the Senate-
chamber, Stokes remonstrated, but the
sergcaut-at-arms persisted, and rose from
tho table. Tho Governor grumbled and
scolded, but finally gave it up, swearing
that If he had suspected Hailey would
break up tho gamo thus prematurely, ho
would havo seen him any whero beforo
ho would hate Invited hltn to Join the par-
Mr. Webster played whist, hut indHler
ently only. Tho Virginians wero nddlcted
to that stupid game known as slice maker
loo. 1'iesldent Tyler was fond of loo, and
on a rainy day, wlion there was no great
pressure of public business, ho has been
known to make up a game nt the White
House, and play all day, hating dinner in
ills chamber. His companions usually
wero William heldoti, Treasurer of the
United Slates, dry Scldon, his brothel
store-keeper at tho navy-yard, and some
times Goternor Glliner, or Miclnla, with
now and then another fatoiite. Tho
mount played for was always small, but
Mr. Ttier was as much dcllghled at lakln;
a pool as If he had won hundreds.
Public opinion was not so aterse to gam
lng In Washington as In most of the North
ern cities. Probably Iho tone of public
morals Is no moro elevated now than it
was then, but thcro was then less pretense
and ostentation of purity. At a largo parly
given by tl.o wife ofa cabinet minister,
Mrs. Clay, chatnpcroiilng n young IJUy
from tho Notlh. passed through a loom
where gentlemen weic playing card.-, Mr,
Clay mining the number.
"Is this a common practice 7 Inqulieil
tho voting lady.
"Yes." said Mrs. Clay! "they always
play when they get together."
"Don't it distress you to havo Mr. Clay
"No, my dear, said tho good om lauy,
composedly: 'ho 'most always wins.
In tho winter cf 1SI1 General Scott, .Mr,
Clay, Mr. Fox, nnd Mr. llodlsco played
whist onco a week for somo time, tho stake,
as usual, being a hundred dollars. They
played a matched game, Scott and llodlsco
against (iny and Fox. They wero well
matched, nnd for a long time tho gamo was
pretty even. At length forluno favored
Messrs. Clay and Fox, and they tvero ten
or ttvelvo games ahead, "Gentlemen,'
said tho Uusslau minister, ilslng from the
table, "the gamo has closed for Iho season
Tho appropriation is exhaust," And sine
enough not another game would no play,
much to the disgust and toxatiau of Gen
oral Scott, who, of course, was a consldora
bio loser. JUtrper'a Magatme or Decent'
.i cmt.ir ciu.L.111 iiono.H.
In sections of the country whoro there is
an ahundanco of cobbto-stones, collect a
few- loads of them nbout four or live Inches
In dlamelcr, grudo tho bottom of tho cellar,
lay tho cobbles in rows, and ram thctu
down oiio-thlrd inlo Iho ground, so that
iney win not rocs: nor oo suiik ueiotv tue
lino of tho rows by any heavy superineiiHi
bout pressure, such as tho weight ofa hogs
head of molasses or tlereo of vinegar. The
bottom of tho cellar should bo graded so
that tho outsldo will bo at toast two Inches
lower than tho middle. A mistake some
limes occurs by grading (hi collar bottom
in such a manner that tho centra will Is)
two or thrco inches low or than tho outside.
When (tits Is the ease, should water enter
from thooulslde. II will flow directly tow
ard the middle. A straight edged board
should bo placed frequently on each row of
slones as they aro being Bmiueu, so mat
tho upper sides may bo In a lino with each
oilier. Allor tho stones oro laid and well
rammed down, place a fow boards on tlio
paveniont to walk on ; Ihon make a grout
lug of clean sand aud water llme.or Hoson
dalo ccmonl, and (siur II on Iho stones tin
til all tho Interstices aro (Hied. As soon as
tho grouting has tot, spread a layer of good
cement mortar one Inch over tho top of tho
pateinont, and Irotvol tho snrfaco oil'
smoothly. In order to spread tho mortar
truo and' even on Iho surface, lay an Inch
Ixiard one foot from tho wall, on tho surface
of tho pavement, stand on' (he board, and
111! tho space with mortar evoii with tho
lop of llie board; alter which, mote (he
IkkuiI ono foot, 1111 tho space with tnorlar,
and trowel II off smoothly. Such a llcsir
will cost less than a board floor, and will
endure as long as the suporstructuro Is
kept In repair,
A floor mado In tho foregoing manner
on Iho ground In the basement ofa barn, n
piggery, or a stable, would bo rat proof,
and would bo found cheaper and moro
sorticeablo than n plank floor. Tho work
should be dono In (ho former part of (he
growing season, o that Iho cement may
hato sufficient tlino lo becoino dry and
hard beforo cold weather. Indwilrial
Tho llrsl thing that strikes the traveller
ns ho approaches this memorable, place, Is
tho old ling suspended 180 feet In tlio air,
waving gracefully to tho breeze, and stand
ing sentinel over what remains of 13,710
departed faithful soldiers of tho Union.
I havo mado It my bnslness to mako ex-
lenslvo Inquiries beforo reaching this place,
and hato heard condemned, In unrncasur
ed lcrni, iho course pursued Cy WiTisand
his small ring, who, lliey say, wore not
actuated by any lovo for tho lost cause, but
by a desire lo profit from the misery of
thoso under their authority. F.vcry soldier
that came Into prison had money, and ma
ny watches and rings, nil of which found
lis wny Into tho hands ofa fow outsldo the
stockade. Prlnclplo never governed Wlrtz.
Thcro was a total want of moral sense. Ho
heartless; ho (bought only of gam and sol-
llsh gratification. Hut ho is dead ; pcaco
to Ids nshes. Tho cometcry Is under tho
immcdialo chargo of John Maloncy, an
Irishman, who In ono year will havo sort ¬
ed lit tho army under tho stars artl stripes
a quarter of a century. Ho was among tho
faithful betrayed by Twiggs In Toxas. Ho
loves tlio old tlag as ho lotes his life. It
docs ono good to sco this old veteran sulfuso
with tetrs, as he recounted his hopes nnd
fears during tho sctcro sttugglo thiough
which wo hatojust rasscd.
Tho cemetery Is bcautllully situated Just
north from the stcckadc, on gently rolling
land, embracing lu tho luclosuro thirty-
seven acres of ground ; a neat, substantial
fenecsutrounds it, and within this an Osago
hedgo Is being cultivated, and will ultimate
ly servo as u fenco and also add much to
tho beauty of tho place. Fine carriage nyo-
nues aro being constructed, many of which
arc completed i trees aro planted and grow ¬
ing finely on the sides of them, and In a
few years tho lops will meet, creating a
dense nnd coot shade, making a delightful
drive. Fito thousand flvo hundred feet of
surface drain have been laid along tho
avenues. Tho soil washes bo easily hero
that brick drains aro necessary. There aro
employed here, besides tho superinten
dent, four colored laborers and two mules,
all of whom aro constantly busy. A com-
fortablo houso Is erected nt the cnlcranco
gato for the superintendent, where ho al-
ways keeps a sparo room for any chance
t Isllor who may happen to pass this way,
which Is not very often, as tho place Is too
secluded nnd remole from the great lines
ol travel i nnd then Southern Georgia, with
Its chills and fever, has no attraction for a
visitor, or ctcn the natltc citizen. Tho
lead aro laid In trenches side by side, aud
if they had any articles of clothing ttottlt
wearing, our men would take it lo coter
their nakedness, or keep out tho chilling
blasts ut' winter no coffin no clothing,
nothing often (and nearly always) but their
naked Iramcs. A ncut licau-board mado of
wood now matks their testing-p1ac, with
name, oge, rcglmenl, nnd company. And
yet thcro aro many marked "unknown,"
and will always remain so until llie gieat
muster day In that eternal world above.
T'hellrst man burled here was J, Swarn-
cr, a German, Company II, Second New
York Cat airy J died Febitiary 27, l$6t.
The last man that died was It. Hanson,
Company F, First Wisconsin Infantry,
died April 2!1, 1S0J a period of fourteen
months. During this llmo 13,710 bravo
soldiers passed away, nearly 1000 a month.
Tlio largest number dying on any ono day
was on Ihe-Ctli day of August, lbfll, when
bid were buried. Tho most painful spot to
visit was the graves of those cxeeuled In tho
stockade by our own men lor the murder
and violence they had committed. Tlio gal
lows issllll partially staudlng, an addition
al monument of Iho accumulated miseries
our men suffered. Tho superintendent is
making good tiso of Wliiz's bath-tub; till
ing it witli flowers to ornament the
After t Islllng the cemetery, wo went to
the stockade. It Is fast falling Into de
cay. In a year or two will nil bo down, and
everything that marked tho sufferings of
our soldiers will have passed away, Tho
ground within the stockade that was onco
baro of et cry shrub, and even root for I
was Informed that tho soldiers would dig
for tho tiniest root to sccuro fuel to warm
their aching limbs Is now grown up with
scrub oak and bushes, until you can hard
ly get through them. Tho dead line, just
seventeen feet from tho stockade, Is so far
uecayett mat out traces oi it are icii. iicro
many a poor victim lias omen tue uust, it
may bo lront a chanco misstep or a deler-
tiiiitiitlnn to nml Ills mtsnrv. Tluon nin it-
bout thlrty-tito wells still remaining that
were uug witti spoons anct cups, wu lie ropes
mado with blankets tvero used to draw- tip
tho dirt and afterward tho water. They
aro fiom sixty to eighty feet deep, and
whllo peeling Into them, side entrances
may bo discovered that led somo to light
outsldo and freedom, Kyery prisoner hero
doubtless remembers the providential
spring that opened near tho dead-Hue, en
tho hillside, duriuR u slolcnt thunder
storm ono autumn nigur, anil continue! to
How so freely ns lo supply nearly tho who'o
catnn with delicious water. Well, tti'.s
l rminliicrfls freolv sllll. nnd at It
j1 qpnched my thirst, nnd also In tho
-1 run m whero so many have washed their
aching bodies, I, too, stripped off my cloth
iug and took a goucrous bath, thankful It
was under so different auspices.
The forts, ofwhlch there are several, Milt
preservo their original appearance, and
how less of decay than anything olso a
bout here. Yet trees aro grottitig in them,
and soon these, as well as Iho spaco within
the stockade, will bo ,o densely coverod
wHh thicket as to bo rendered impassable,
aud thus hiding ctcrylhlng that makes It
nn object for a st mug cr lo visit here. All
tho money nnd lalsar Is spent on (ho ceme
tery, and no pilns aro taken to preserve
tho stoekado grounds In their original con
dition. Tho cemetery oxelted but llttlo o
motion In me, for there I felt tho soldier
secured relief. There they tvero beyond
Iho reach or man's Inhumanity. Hut this
stockade should bo preserved throughout
tho coming ages of our country's history
as n monument, not of tho soldiers' suffer
ing so much as of men's cruelty. Cor,
Ciiiriiuiiiti Lb nuicrrictf.
Poison or Lnxn PirEs. Sclentlllo re
search has at length determined the follow
lng practical facts: First, for at least ono
mouth after tho pipes aro laid, no water
from theni should bo used for pur
poses of drinking or cooking. Second, If
tho water contains llmo (carbonato) to tho
extent of four grains In a gallon, tho pipes
are not oeted upon by water passliigihrough
lead pipes. To know- tho quantity of llmo
contained lu water, boll a gallon until it has
disappeared and weigh Iho remnant. If
you blow through a quill or ryo straw Into
a glass oi water, it iieeomcs ot n milKy col
or If there Is llmo In it. If tho water Is
soft, it forma on Iho lusldoor tho lead pipes
a coaling, called Iho oxide of lead, which
coating moro effectually prevents tho de
composition of tho lead beyond it than a
coating of tin or zinc, and costs nothing.
Hull' Jinnwilo Health,