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TIIE HOTEL MOTHER.
With Some Notes on her Billiard room 8011 and Piazza Daughter. "I am sure that she in well connected," remarked Mm. Haphazard ''she wears the moat beautiful diamonds every morning." Mrs Fungus was the most gorgeous figure in the hotel. She breakfasted in a black velvet sown, with train and short sleeves, and she com monly dined in blue satin. She would have been called very pretty, but for a somewhat aggressive stare in her round liuditeyes, and a fixity in the lines of uur graceful mouth and chin which sug gested not composure so much as de fiance. You could not look-at her fair skin and banged hair, and her super fluity of gems and gold chains, or listen to her laugh and her grammar, without thinking of a translated barmaid. But she was perfectly good-natured and unaffected. If her manners were not fine, they were at least easy being those Which had came to her in the course of nature. She was fond of talking to any body why would accept her company, and was an especial favorite with transient young men, who found her a pleasant relief from the monofony of the smok ing-room, and spoke of her as "gay." Most of the boarders felt ..in looking at her as Carh»!e's raw Scotch maid felt when, being shown a Virgin and Child in the National Gallery, she could only exclaim: "O my! how ex pensive!" Mrs. Fungus did wot like a saint but there •was 110 real harm in her. She never walked abroad sho never drove she never read she never was seen with a needle, she passed the morning 011 the piazza the afternoon and evening in the public parlor, talking loud, if she had anyone to talk to, and otherwise con tentedly taking exercise in a rocking chair. The last thing she thought of was the children. The late Mr. Fungus had left her several pledges of ali'eetion.and she left them entirely to Sarah, who in turn generally left them alone, though sometimes—upon wlist occult principle the boarders never could discover—she shook them. Thus it happened that the children of Mrs. Fungus bee me the ty rants of the establishment. They pUved horse in the Corridors. Th iy jumped in the parlor. They put the piano out of tune, and IdisJocattd the sola springs, and broke the croquet mallets. Ihey stripped Ithe flower-borders, and were a terror to all domestic animals Ihey ruhed to the dining-room as soon as the doors were open, gave extensive orders, scrambled lor the dessert, tilled the neighboring guests with disgust, and drove the wallers to desperation. The complaints of their noise and their tres passes were the chief worry ofthe clerk but there was 110 remedy" short of ex pelling the family. It never entered the head of Mrs. Fungus that for their own sake the children ouuht to be taught a respect ior the rights of others, or that they had anything to gain by acquiring aeU-control. Mis. Fungus will be recognized by every visitor at Saratoga, at Long Branch lit*. Hiu A. 1 at the White Mountains, at the Virginia Springs, at ail the fashionable resorts of the Lni'ed States for she pervades all sections, and she flourishes in 'he de velopment of a series of types evolved from a rude social origin, and tending toward a complex product not yet clear ly discerned. She is only a little re moved from the primitive and labori ous ignoramus changed conditions of existence have affected her imperfectly she has dropped old habits, and has not yet learned the new ones appropriate to tier new environment. In the next generation we shall observe a marked ud vance. Toe children who are now the niu sance of bote! eoi ridors will be the swells ofthe billiard room and the belles of the piazza, Young Fungus will never be a gentleman, but he will early assume to be a connoisseur in coats, cigars, saddle horses, and lawn-tennis. He will haunt hotels as closely as hi mother, for what other home than a hotel has he ever known?—and there he will breakfast late, and call the barkeeper by his first name, and take a leading and dogmatic part in the extraordinary vapid, co »ious, and unlettered conversation which is to be heard only in trie office of hotels and livery stables. He will be onlv a fop and a fool, with no thought but "his own amusement whether he will be any thing else wi'l depend upon the freaks of fortune—-especially his luck in bus iness and his luck in marriage. He will never be an interesting fellow. His sis ter wili at least be an object ofattr .ction. irom a troublesome and over-dressed child, she will trrow into a pert mi.^s, with a profound disiespect for her mother, and a saucy answer for strange gentlemen who try to amuse themse ves with her. She will quickly catch the accent and manner of a class much better educated than her own, she will learn, before she has put 011 long dresses, that diamonds at break fast are in bad style at fourteen she will be remarked for the elegance of her costumes at fifteen she will have car ried self-culture to the point of reading novels in "TI e Seaside Library," and, under favoring circumstances, she may even go so far as the lighter publications of the "Franklin Square Series." Af'er a brief transition period of giggling flir tations with boys, she will suddenly ap pear at the su miier hotel as »n experi enced young lady, and will take Iter place naturally in the category of pia/.zi girls. Like the rest of those companion able virgins, her object in life will be to have a good time. A good time implies a vonng man, with whom she will always be reaitv for a promenade outside the, parlor windows, a whispered tete-a-tete in a dark corner, a moonlight ride, an unseasonable row on the lake, or a pound ot French candy in the recesses of a thicket. As for Mrs. Fungus, she, poor woman, will have gone off sadly when these nights of heartlet-sness and futile dalliance arrive stray bachelors and commercial travelers will no longer find her "gay" her voice wi be harsher, but her laugh will be rare, and there will be marks of trouble on her face. Her children will despise her acquaintances, and be careful not to pre sent to her their own. She will know little or nothing of her sou's pursues She will wait alone on the piazza till midnight,while her daughter is out with a gentleman whose name she has never heard and when the truant pair appear, the cavalier will not notice the old lady, and the girl will oiler no remark. What will the girl be like in mature life? Will bin* bring up children alter the pattern of herself, and teach them as she was wight, that they are no domestic duties for either old young? The civilization ivhich has evolved in order the hotel mother and the piazza girl is too new to ihow in the next sta-e of development mt it ought to be something remarkable. —N. Y. Tribune. General Mention. A certified copy of the will of Edward Ciark, a New York millionaire, whose estate is said to be worth $."0,Out),000, with the proceeding* thereupon in the Surrogate C-ourt of Otsego county, has been tiled in the otliceot the register of deeds at Milwaukee. By the will the sum of 000 is bequeathed to Williams College. Four grandsons of the deceased ire bequeathed the sum of $."(,000each, vhile more distant relatives receive sums ranging from ?l»,00.) to $."0,.0'». Beside these cash bequests, large and .alu ible tracts of land are given to the heirs of the deceased millionaire by terms of the will. The Chinese Jclaira that the system of competitive examination had its oii^in .n China, and is in operation to-day. Fii-re are th-ee stages to be passed bv the aspirant to the highest honors and any one 111 iy (enter t'or an examination. One peculiar feature is the thorough prevention of fraud. The candidates are carefully searched, even the linger nails and soles ofthe feet being exa n iued. Sometimes a man's mouth is opened and inspected. The questions for examination are answered in o*ie day, and no candidate is allowed to till more than I'l sheets of paper. Ministers at Saratoga are endeavoring to assist each other iu expjunding the best modes of preaching. All of the speakers have agree that a god ser mon is the necessary basis lor preaching. Most believed the extemporaneous method is the truly effective, while one or two advocated a combination of the manuscript and extemporaneous meth od. The be-»t method was once ex plained bv l)r. ('nanning to Theodore Pirker: "Give my love to Theodore Parker, and tell him to preach what fie thoroughly believes and feels. Let the full heart pour itself forth." New Jersey has hal her great Wash Day on the Saturday iu August when inhabitants within thirty miles of the coast meet for a grand "salt-water bath. This year 3,Odd people collected at Seagirt, mostly farmeis and their fam ilies. Dancing and eating were amuse ments, but bnhing was the great fun. P. itliing suits were worn all dav, people wandering in and out ot the water ac cording to fancy. The region around Elkhorn Grove, Iowa, where the Polk City murderers, Crawford and Hardy, were captured, and where one of them was shot, is set tled principally by Danes. Thev are su perstitious and it is pretended that the ghosts of'trie murderers play pranks there nightly. Two farmers were walk ing by night recently near a wood. They cut short their stroll to hasten back to the homes .f their neighbors and pro claim that the ghost of Crawford and Hardy had appeared to them. The neighbors turned out, and all of them now profess to have seen the spooks plain!v and unmistakably. It is said that some of the settlers are so troubled that they are preparing to qnit the re gion. One uycione in Twenty-Five Years. From the Columbus L.-pa cb. A very severe cyclone passed through Deleware county about *25 years ago. It destroyed buildings, crops, larming implements, trees, fences, and it is be ieved literally swept Alum Creek dry at •he place where the whirlwind crossed. Mud from the bed of the stream was -plashed in the neighboring tree-tops 6) Vet high, One gentleman says he bus personal knowledge of the fact that.au ixe was cartied a mile and a half. One new frame dwelling house in Berkshire Township was broken in fragments, anv piece of which a man could easily cartv u his shoulder. The cvcloue oeeuired 11 -till of November. Timbjr was no uore obstruction than straw. The de- I -'iiutive width of the storm track was i bout Sd rods. Nothing of the kind— othmg, at I. ast so destructive—has ue urred in Central Ohio since that time "he const nit tecum-nee of thee vhiri ••inds in various parts of the country •'est of Ohio, makes public mention of le cyclone in Delev\are County a mat er of general local interest at this time. CIiufT of the Kxchangres. A certain little Pharisee who praying lor his big brother, had was It was a Detroit girl who /harried at 15 so as to have her gol leu wedding when it would do her some iood. Old Mrs. Darnley ia An original poem was recently sent to a Boston paper, "There are 110 Tears 111 Heaven." By a very natural mistake the Boston preachers alluded to it and declared soothingly that there was no authority in tiie Bible for the statement. Speak gently—cspecia.'iy to man witn tno round head, and a square neck,and two big fists like ancient stone hammers. Speak gently to hint. fn* wT a good deal of human nature in hiui, even if he was only six years old. lie prayed, "O Lord, bless brother Bill, and make him as good a boy as I am!" a pattern 1J, of household economy. She aavs she has made a pair of socks to last fifteen years bv only ki ittitig new feet to them every winter, and new legs every other win ter. I the printer made it '"Thereare no Beans and quite astonishing to the u» in Heaven." The following Sunday all ol ill. BEMAUKA15IJ: DKEAMS. Some ^Stwinge Stories of Dreams as Prophetic Symbols, &e. At the French lottery offices, says London Society, it used to be a custom to keep a separate register of the lucky numbers which had been suggested by dreams, they were so numerous and so remarkable. Never did a day pass with out adding to the wonderful record, a ad faith in dreams grew in consequence even more rapidly than the list did in the register. It was s) in England while the lotteries existed, and is so abroad, where they still exist. Many strange stories of this kind are told. Among remarkable dreamers we have authors who, continuing the occupation of the day, have composed during the night while asleep. I11 this way Vol taire composed his verses to M. Touron. From the most ancient times dreams have been regarded as uothetic symbols capable of useful and important inter pretations, and many astonishingly strange stories are told in which their significance was apparently demonstra ted. Anciently they were bioadlv divid ed into good nndevil dreams, and means for securing the one or avoid itig the other were solemnly adopted. Pliny said anise seed placed on the pillow so tluf the sleeper smelled it would prevent dreams from being disagreeable, while the seed of pyenocon.i n, taken in doses of one drachm in wine, produced night mare. th Pliny and Aris otic regar ded dreams as most frequent in the spring and autumn. Among the an cients dream interpreting was a regu ar trade, and ArtemiJoriis i credited with exalting it into a sciem e bv the publica tion of his five books of "Oneiroorstics" lirst printed in Greek, at Venice in the year I01H, nud sometimes called the dreamers bible." Galen tells us of a man who dreamed that his left thigh had become stone, and who soon ader lost the use of it by a dead palsy of another, one of his pa tients, who dreamed that he was in a vessel full of blood, which he accepted as a sign the man ought to be bled, by which means a serious disease under which he labored was cured. Cicero is the authority' for a remarka ble dream, related by Valerius Maxhn us, of two travelers who put up in Mega ra, one at an inn, the other at the house of a friend. At night one dreamed that the otbe came to him 111 a state of aw ful agitation,'spying his host was attemp ting to murder him, and imploring his aid. This made a deep impression ami awoke him, but, treating it as "only a dream," he again went to Sieep. His frt md once more appeared, saving the crime was committed and his body had been con cealed under a dungheap, from winch he desired him to remove it. In the morning early he went to arouse his companion and resume their journey and as he entered the courtyard met a carter removing a load of dung, which he insisted upon examining. The body of his murdered friend was found in it, the crime was exposed and the murderer executed. W« may add that as no record exists of Cicero's visit ing Megara-and it is most improbable that he ever did so—tie may have mere ly repeated tins old Greek story from fie rsav, al'hough there is nothing in it more astonishing than we have in the preceding records. Pliny, on better authority, tells as strange a story of one of his own slaves who, while sleeping among his fellows, dreamed that two men in white came int.. tne smyes' sleeping place, shaved their ithe slaves heads ami escaped ag they had come. In the morning he found the dieani realized. One dreamer an old woman of Marseilles visited church everv dav passed almost her entire time before"a certain attar—dreamed that she had s.'eu transiormei into a 1 eternally turning before it ami herself made -is sure ot 1s leahzation as •!„. could v leaving 111 her ivi 1 the money lor sus pending there a silver lamp but. this prophetic A remarkable dream storv is told bv the present German Emperor, lie dreamed one night that Kur Sprin kaiisbad, a man gave him a small china cup to drink from, which contained a lau h,ul in Of course it did not harm me," sav? Emperor Wilbam, "but.ni, the contrary! a s Sicfc-heae-ache patients are recommended three glasses of lukewarm water, to be JWallowed in rapid succession, and to b« followed immediately hy a .da™ of h/t cniistard water. The effect is at Uiues very ,. ,lc lniUttU»d- Some Cincinnati Hebrews hav* heen eat ing elauis, crdba, frog's 1^ the big 4 lewi™ ^7® Jj'IKLD A N A j. may touch some long Hidden imord ol sympathy in his hardened breast that may cause hitn to pass you by une-msned. Bui the. little white faced man 011 crutch es—oh, you may t-as him all the nay round the block.—Burlington H.iwkevts Why Hobson objected—"Hobscn," said Muggins, "they tell me you ve tak en vour boy away from the giaded school. What's that lor?" /'Cnu^. said Hobson, "the master ain't lit to teach '1111." "Oh," said Muggins, '1 ve heard he's a very good niasier.' replied Hobson, apolegetieally, a know is he wanted to teach my pj} spel taters with a "p." Farming flints. If pulverized charcoal forms part of I the ingredients ola poultice ol any kind for man or beast it proves one of tho most, cleansing applications for an old s ire, or a fostering aivi painful wound that etiu be used. It- will etleetuall v pre vent the growth of "proud llesh," and leaves the edges of the sore as bright mid clean as a new cut. It may bo used in connection with il.ix seed, slipperv e!m, bread or cracker poultices jtlst add tinelv powdered charcoal enough to cover the pouituo a!lwr it is spread. If the fatni don't pay, as many farm* ers assert, it is because it don't owo j'otl -.mything. The soil is very prompt in liquidating all its just obligation, and thtovviiig in a good round sum ns usury. Hut it is very obstinate in yielding up it.s tro-.isnres to those who injustice have 110 claim upon it. It has not much to give ,iway*iu support of idleness, and in this it is justifiable. A note iu the Country Gentlemen says the Holstein cow Violet 7-li. has pro duced lfl,-L'!» his. of milk in about ten months, and at six months made It) lbs. oz. of 1 mtter iu seven days. vSho has given Ni lbs. 1- oz. of milk in a day. Sup pose a man had fifty such cows in a dai ry, he would have to rent another far a to handle the milk on.—Farmer. The Omaha Bee says that city is to have stock yards 011 the largest scale of any outside ofCnicago, and mammoth beef packing and refrigerating houses^ baeKed by capital which is practically unlimited. Stretching along the Union Pal".tic track for a distance of over four miies, and extending s mthward to the Missouri, the Omaha stock yards will have the advantage ol two through lines o! railroad to bring their cattle from the far wet and transport le matiutac tuied pro luct to eastern consumers. K"«ty thousand cattle will be ared for 11 ineui the coming winter. Tins new 1 ct will ailord employment to Ju.td VV" know of a r'e11 fir-e-r t!mt had 1 •j..ke uii ,w 'he morn ing when he drank at the Kur Spring the cup wa present, to him by charming young girl, whom he was sltre could never contemplate murder. For the first tune, however, on that morn ing. instead ot ttie girl, a man anrw»-irol and handed him the cup. The emperor hesitated but, looking into the the man s kind y face, he smiled to him self and took the draught. s e a o o v i n fatal, was very beneficial." them. is ai uuies verv 8 and otner for- are8 U 1S critic,£m |M!l 10 th -M." ,°"r -™,,M»~ I, 1 a 1 o*.d* 1Do*i111 \*d, buasiiui, i a v, eve-serving, ras -ally, ingeuiou» id t..rm hand twenty dollars a month, han a true, steady-going, trustworthy man twenty-five (lobars. Three oi his men tve already been obliged to leave his place or the state, having been de tected in various threats and other uus dt memms. We have no patience with farim rs who are mean enough to econo mize in this way. and we dieve that tiny are 110 mout to bo trusted than the Jul birds they employ. Don't contido 111 any one who ha- no appreciation of laiflilul seivice.—Burn! New Yorker, There is no chemical change in either «a!t or ashes when they are given to eheep as a remedy for worms in the in testines. Tins mixture is given for a double reason—the salt for the eO'ect of the chlorine in it upon the worms, and the ashes for their mechinic.tl eflect due to their grittmess. SiUd, gnttv ma ters as line iron filings, tin tiling very finely powdered glass, the rough seeds of eovvhage or "cowitch" are all given to destroy worms in the intestines of ani mals, and wood ashes or verv fine sifted coal ashes would have a similar effect. But \ood a.ties have much the same ef fect chemic.idy or medicinally as salt, 011 account of the potash they contain and which acts as the salt does, to ir ritate aid destroy the tender skuu of the worms. So that this popular mix ture has a reasonable ground for its use and at any rate is better than metal tilings or glass, as it will not be injurious to the animal. The Dairy, published in New York city, thinks the Jersey business is rather overdone, the big prices inducing peo ple to buy anything and everything called a Jersey. 111 its last issue it savs: !r, theuVt ra "', J^Klot the Jersev cows Ihere ate doubtless lo.uoti pure bred Jerseysin America—one in 1,#X) »f the whole number of cows. Of the«e Jo,' Oil1 there are not more than one per (ent. that are at all remarkable for any thing but their beauty and the richness of their miik. Perhaps the average pro nav 'I'r the Jerseys a together av be five quarts of milk a day and favt, pounds ot butter in a week. We k ow of one cow recently bought at a saeotiuiuurfeti tock ior mo,e than anil which was a fresh cow arid nnlks three quarts a day and makes three pounds ot butter a week. A herd of fashionable bred Jersevs known to us averages about this oduct But in l.^uieuthese Jerseys it nnisi i.J/l that onls about otie per cent of owne rs klmw |)OW t() leep a'eol S get the best product out of her." Coo Icing Keeipes. Bki ,- Lo.u\—One and on.-haif pounds v, r,l lu s y hne, and tree 11 gi stle two cnp^of ro but*4er"s'ut'ift,]1 ,,. J? WU,('r' ^I'al'X of «**. POOK MAN'S SWKET CAKE.—One cun of cr u one-liulf & E SOaSOn i-e iKat to a cream, with a t««. ,r melted lul,er to f»l of potato, liiinl will, two or thro.1 :r,crtr: ea yolt, Waten „l lghtM irately, e qll a rtofconi "n milk, a teaspoonful of s It mixed well wdh corn meil. Melt the butter with 'it, heating and a i? ueaun I'ertmlv 8 the light yolks ij beaten Whites. r„u loaf 1 10 quantit y Will, BunuLE Pi-imi\Q_0 milk, five eggs, three cornstarch, one tables nutmeg to taste, milk, heald the milk starch, cook one iiiimi' the b.-aien e-L-s an,] s„" whip up well, pjpr jtlt( eu IMOHI hutterej tn a pot boiling lersof au ,ur, tUra and eat with sauce. Pkitmu Pot.—a dish "pepper pot," the epicure, is pounds of (ripe for om it from th- w.der in wli and put it in fresh watt of veal. Let tluvse S tlien [ut ni soiiH» pom rots, a little pai-Bley.eo stalks of celery, uiiti a Vegetable your tasu* le salt is essential, and pepper. Whet: the tr it 111 small bits ami put 'le. After removing ifliiKi! a nice gravv. Di served witfi tins if vou way to cook them is to then drop them in the before serving. They thoroughly cooked an: steamed for three-qiwi A Motto for I "Dollars for com urt f"t- luxuries!'' is a giO'J every farmer. The 1 apartment in evei v fi be in daily u-'e by tie most cheerless rootufl the parlor, which is ri cept at funerals and lot the sewing soiM-tv. '1 and the .-wcetc-t lui't-i fruit slioind not all in- si a 1:1 od share -if tin: baiiiinas, ahnon-is, rn tea. it is bad polii-y nhade trees along the money ior tie- j.'irciia parasols for the w.omi: misspent for thuM-why riot," stroil grounds of an fair, with their hand? and a perverse ex res on their counti-iinni-is on every hand t'i»*cv gressive success vvhic! disdain So'.hers ate est, sharpest and tivist —so evi-rv fanner very be-t in.ichiin san the war which he hat vegetable ag re-sersan tors iu the field, the garden, ami everv fan have every appliance muscle. All that, reru to do, is to subscript agricultural paper, an: Shakespeare's workini: 110 man hate, and env piness am t:lad withe and content with my Per ley oorc. The Values of V- All vegetables have a sfrv of the body, so ipeak too highly of tliei he table. We will n ihese matters first an ispe«-t of the subject, to mix the pharmacopu' en. A sparagws is a 8:ro forms part of the cure tients at such health rt Bains. Sorrel is cooling staple of that soupe ao: French holy will jrder' long and tiring jouri. eontainihg a quant ty of ed by ile, wh. plain of ti 1 1 simiitfi g-ird to tl lit accus r« ni irk I 1 1 1 isiiiir, low eon tl -arrettl divrestion, the out^r or 1 der enough. In &ivo have rei (tinst! to an in as 11 specdic for imi'hi* The large sweet o»io those alkaline element act, the lis n of rtie slowly ate wed in meek with "a htile iNejiiiul 1 found to be au adniiiin 'or putieiilsof stmhcu habits. The stains of the same sort of vain the stalk of a au iil-»vv and uu pal tabic that fe thank you for propusi'il I heir meal consist 0 ticle. Turnips in tho w en thought to be iniw suiteii ior cows and sh« cat.t» people. Ihit- her wnh the cook quite root. The cook boils' and tin u notirs sonic and the eater of such worse for it. Tr/ bod your turnip. al slices like half a pie dish, put 111 the si"' a little milk and weak with Inead crumbs uiiu l' and bake 111 the oven til o e n o w n i Piedmontese fashion or is quite unsuited to c0»" be popular. What shall besiii'la" The plant iiasasliuht "-1 wfiich a French old »voijj1-^ doctor, well knows the properly cooked it 18 i e s i o n u i n o u It ttuces are duly grown' you often hear the up with eiKs' wh"»s ,.„ an rt'lUV5: a s tlad," and as few use the vegetable whica in its raw state, wasted, and so is the 8 they are grown.—l'- 5 The Ht Paul directors dare 3* pe- cent.ff'vl stock, "rne eight he corn nioa: t5 and stirring well until 0fj: 0 pany show 8* w 1882.