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Ex-P "Older. lie ia Highway Commissioner tf V 4. C i einoui. M. Mei.ssouier ia a man diminutive in stature, with beaming black eyes uu a wui mi en i inig uearu wnicn reacn- . i.. ii co irtj iiiM Will Ml. Lieutemiut-Ooverner Talor, of Colo- rauo, it ia announced, will next winter found in Denver a public library, of which the building ia to cost $200,000, anA I. 111 1 nil AAA ...1 nuini will upon win iw,vw V Ul- uxuea. Mrs. Booth, the widow of the great tragedian, lives in a cottage at Long urancli, witn ntr son Joseph .Booth Notwithstanding her four score years she is extremely bright and chatty conversing freely on past and present topics. Mrs.Maria Jefferson Eppstine, grand daughter of Thomas Jefferson, visited the White House on the 27th and was shown over the rooms. She had with her the silver medal voted to Jefferson by the continental congress for his ser vice to liberty in drafting the Declara tion of Independence. Governor Foster says that General Garfield never had time enough to do his work. He never had an idle hour. The Governor visited the President on the evening before he was shot, and found him more like the old Garield than he had been since his nomination as cheerful and buoyant as a school boy. TheJBuffalo Express has found the musical prodigy of the century in the person of a boy nine years of age nam d George Fox, born in the backwoods of Canada, who without musical train ing plays upon his violin such works as have been made familiar to us by Wilhelmj, Remenyi and Wiemawski, and this, too, without having heard them played himself. P. T. Barnum's religion is of the practical kind. He recently attended a meeting at Bridgeport, Conn., called for the purpose of offering prayer for the recovery of the late President Gar field. After supplication had been offered, he proposed that something should be done for the relief of the suf ferers by fire in Michigan, drew up a subscription, and headed it with 1 100. Constantino Arthos, the oldest in habitant of Crete, has died, aged 118 years. He married a rich miller's daughter oneBhundred years ago. He has fought against six of the ten Turk ic sultans who have ruled the island, has buried five wives, and survived nearly all near relatives, including eleven of his children. Last year he faithfully served as mayor of his village. Mr. Win. H. Vanderbilt has, it is re ported, offered $150,000 for 200 acres at Greenwich, Conn. This piece of land commands a magnificent view of the Sound, and is known as "Field Point." The New Haven Journal says: "A pe culiarity of the town is, that the laud is held at high figures. A few families own a great many acres, and there is a sort of family pride in keeping them and handing them down to their de scendants. Most of this property is taxed at farm rates." The Sultan is described as growing morbid in his fears for his personal safety. He drove out twice the other day to a mosque, and on each occasion the route was changed at the last mo ment. He seems disposed to become a hermit. He no longer invites foreign diplomats to the palace, and audiences are obtained with great difficulty. The Spanish Ambassador had to wait forty days for an interview, and General Wallace more than a month. Dr. Quinn, of California, is one of the few men who are "some pumpkins" on land as well as on sea. He keeps twenty ships busy transporting his Wheat to England. He owns 25,000 acres of rich grain land, 45,500 of which were in wheat this season. One continuous furrow is seventeen miles in length. Another fairly well-to-do far mer is John B. Raymond, of Dakota, who has harvested this year $50,000 worth of wheat from a farm which a year ago cost him only $30,000. West ern folk say that Dakota promises to exceed all other States in the quantity of its wheat An English gentlemen has had con structed for his personal enjoyment a novel vehicle, twelve feet by six in size, and divided into two compart ments, which he calls a "land yacht." The owner's sleeping-room is fitted ex actly like a yachtsman's cabin, leaving the fore part as a saloon, in which ac commodation is also provided for a servant. This "land yacht" is so de vised that it can travel either by road or rail, and the owner will make his first "cruise" along the Italian coast. Colonel Dan Murphy, of California, is the largest individual land holder in the world. He has 4,000,000 acres in one body in Mexico, 60,000 in Nevada, and 23,000 acres in California. His Mexican land he bought two years ago for $200,000 or five cents an acre. It Is 60 miles long and covers a beautiful country of hill and valley, pine timber and meadow land. It comes within 12 miles of the city of Durango, which is to be a station on the Mexican Cen tral. Mr. Murphy raises wheat on his California land, and cattle on that in Nevada. He got 55,000 sacks last year, and ships 6,000 head of cattle a year right along. Lord Lome has won distinction as a "crack shot," and is travelling in the Northwest with a formidable collection of guns. The camp equipage is of the simplest, and the Governor jjreneral, it is said, "roughs it" with his guide, and spends little time on his toilet of fiannel shirt and trousers and hob nailed shoes. At llapid City a British Colonel in perfect afternoon attire ap peared to read an address of welcome to Lord Lome. The Governor -General, in gaiters and flannel shirt, faced him gallantly, alone on a iaised platform, in full view of his admiring friends, and came out of the unequal contest far better than they had dared to hope. The Presidential bulletins made one think of the sailors whose shipmate was knifed in a row on shore. They went to the hospital next day to see how their wounded messmate was get ting along. Ben Bobstay went ia to ask about him. receired a true state ment of his case from the surgeon, and came out with a solemn face. "Good Lord, mates," he said, -'Jack's a dead man. The Latin part of his bowels is all cut to thunder. The Owosso Times VOL. III. GARFIELD. Lay blm to sleep, whom we have learned to lore; Lay him to Bleep, whom we have learned to trust. No blneaom of hope shall spring from out ma num. No flower of faith ahull bloom his sod above. Although tbe sod by sorrowful hands ha drest. Aiuiougn tue aust with teuderest tears be drenched, A feebler light succeeds the new light BMOODN. And weaker hands the strong hands crossed In rest. Our new, our untried leader when he rose. xnougu sun oni hatreds red upon old gnera, Death or disgrace had stilled the cry of Mi Of old who rallied us against our foes. A soldier of the camp, we knew him thus: no saintly champion, hlgli above his kind. To follow with devotion mad and blind- lie fought and fared, essayed and erred with us. And so, half-hearted, went we where he led; Ana, following wintrier beckoned his bright blade, Learned his high will and purpose undis mayed: And brought him all our faith and found him dead. Is of the sacred pall, that once of yore uraptwl Lincoln dead, one mouldering fragment left 7 Spread it above him Knight whose helm was ciert, Fair in the fight, as hie who fell before. As his who fell before, his seat we dress with pitiful shreds of black, that how and fall Upon the bosom of the breeze, whose wail frays us respect that hallowed emptiness. Ay! who less worthy now may take that chair, li our first martyr's spirit on one band And this newghoBt upon the other stand. haying: Betray thy country if tbou darel Fuok. THE GAMBLER'S LAST DEAL. Beyond the balsam thicket the gam bler made his stand. Carson, the de tective, was in full pursuit, and as he burst through the balsams he found himself within twenty feet of his an tagonist. Both men stood for an in stant, each looking full at the other. Both were experts. Each one knew the other. You count,' said the gambler, cool ly. One, two, said the detective, 'three. Fire!' One pistol sounded. The gambler's had failed to explode I i ou ve won; you neednt deal again, said the gambler. And he dropped. The red stain on his shirt front showed where he was hit. There's some lint and bandage said the detective, and he flung a small package into the gambler's lap. 'I hope you won't die, Dick Raymond.' Oh, it was all fair, Carson,' said the other carelessly. 'I've held a poor hand from the start.' The detective rushed on. Twenty rods further he caught up with the trapper, who was calmly recharging his piece. On the edge of the ledge above, the half-breed lay dead, the lips drawn back from his teeth, and his gly countenance distorted with hate and rage. A rifle, the muzzle of which was smoking, lay at his side; and the edge of the trapper's ear was blood ing. I ve shot Dick Raymond by the balsam tuic&et,' said the detective. I'm afraid he's hard hit.' 'I'll go and see the boy,' answered the trapper. 'You'll find Harry f urder up. There's only two runnin.' You and he can bring 'em in.' The old trapper saw, as he descended the hill, the body reclining on the moss at tne edge or tne balsam thicket. 'You've won the game, old man.' The trapper for a moment made no reply. He looked steadfastly into the young mans countenance; tixed his eyes on the red stain on the left breast. "Is it my last deal, old man ? asked the gambler, carelessly. "I be sorry for ye, boy, replied the old man, "for life be sweet to the young, and I wish that yer years might be many upon the earth. "I fancy there s a good many who will be glad to hear I'm out of it," was the response. "I don't doubt ye have yer faults, boy," answered the trapper. and I dare say ye have lived loosely and did many deeds that were better undid, but the best use of life be to learn how to live, and I feel sartin ye'd have got better as ye got older, and made the last half of yer life wipe out the fust, so that the figure for and agin ye would have balanced in the judgment" "You aren t fool enough to believe what the hypocritical church members' talk, are you, John Norton? You don't believe there's a judgment day, do you ?" "I don t know much about church members," answered the trapper, "for I've never been in the settlements ; leastwise I've never studied the habits of the creturs, and I dare say they dif fer, bein good and bad and I ve seed some that was sartinly vagabonds. No, I don't know much about church raem bers, but I sartinly believe; yis, 1 know there be a day when the Lord shall jedge the living and the dead; and the honest trapper shall stand one side and the vagabond who pilfers his skins and steals his traps shall stand on the other. This is what the book says, and it sartinly seems reasonable; for the deeds did on earth be of two worts, and the folks what do 'em ie of -two kinds, and at i ween the two, the Lord, if he knows anything, must make a dividiu' line." 'And when do you thing this judg ment is?' askfd the gambler, as if he was actually enjoying the crude but honest ideas of his companion. The trapper hesitated a moment be fore he spoke, then he said: 'I conceit that the judgment be al ways on. It's a court that never ad journs, and the deserters and the knaves and the disobedient in the re giraent be always on trial. But I con oeit there comes a day to every man, good and bad, when the record of his deeds be looked over from the start, and the good and bad counted up; and in that day he gets the final jedgment whether it be for or against him. And now, boy,' continued the old man, solemnly, with a touch of infinite ten derness in the vibrations of his voice, 'ye be nigh the jedgment day yourself, and the deeds ye have did, both the good and the biul, will be passed in re view.' I reckon there isn't much chance for me if your view is sound.' And for the first time his tone lost its cheer ful recklessness. The court be a court of mercy; and the judge looks upon era that comes up for trial as if he was their father.' That ends it,' answered the gambler. My father never showed me any mercy when I was a boy. If he had, I shouldn't have been here now. If I did a wrong deed, I got it to the last inch of the lash,' and the words were more intensely bitter because spoken so quietly. "The lathers of the artn boy, be not like the Father of Heaven, for I have seed 'em correct their children beyond reason, and without mercy. They whipped in their rage, and not in their wisdom; they whipped because they were strong, and not because of their love; they whipped when they 'arnt the hatred of their children. But the Father of Heaven be different, boy. He knows that men be weak as well as wicked. He knows that half of 'em haven't had a fair chance and so he overlooks much; and when he can't overlook it, I conceit He sorter for gives in a lump. Yes. He substracts all He can from the evil we have did, boy, and if that isn't enough to satisfy nis feelin's toward a man that might have been different ef he'n only had a fair start, He just wipes the whole row of figures out at the askin'." "At the asking f said the gambler, "that's a mighty quick game. Did you ever pray ?" "Sartin, I be a prayin man, said the trapper, sturdily. For a moment the trapper hesitated. Then he said: "I can't say that I can, No, I sartinly can't say that 1 could undertake it with any reasonable chance of gettin' through; leastwise it wouldn t be in a way to help a man any." "Is there any way in which we could go partners?" asked the gambler. I was thinkin of that, answered the trapper, "yis, I was thinkin' ef we couldn't sorter jine works, and each help the other by doin' his own part himself. Yes, continued the old man, after a moment's reflection, "the plan is a good one ye pray for yerself, and I'll pray for myself and ef I can get in anything that seems likely to do ye service, ye can count on it as ye can on a grooved barrel." 'And now, boy, said the trapper with a sweetly solemn enthusiasm, such as faith might give to a supplicating saint, 'now, my boy, remember the Lord is Lord of the woods as well as of the cities, and that He heareth the prayin' of the hunter under the pines, as well as the preacher in the pulpit, and that when sins be heavy and death nigh, His ear and heart is open.' The trapper knelt on the moss at the gambler's feet. He clasped the fingers of his great hands until they were interlaced and lifted his wrinkled face upward. He said not a word, but the strongly chiseled lips, seamed with age, moved and twitched now and then, and as the silent prayer went on, two great tears left the protection of the closed lids and rolled down his rugged cheek. The gambler also closed his eyes, then his hands quietly stole one into the other, and avoiding the bloody stain, rested on his breast; and thus the old man who had lived beyond the limit of man's day, and the young one, cut down at the threshold of mature life the one kneeling on the mosses, with his face turned toward the same sky, without word or uttered speech prayed to the Divine Mercy which be yond the sky saw the two men under neath the pines, .and met, we may not doubt, with needed answer the silent, up-going prayer. The two opened their eyes nearly at the same instant. They looked for a moment at each other, and then the gambler feebly lifted his hand, and put it into the broad hand ef the trap per. Not a word was said. No word was needed. Sometimes men under stand each other better than by talk ing. Then the gambler picked the diamond stud from the spot where it rested, slipped the solitary ring from his finger, and said, as he handed them to the trapper: "There's a girl that will like these. You will find her picture inside my vest, when you bury me. Her address is inside the picture case. Will you take them to her?" "She shall have them from my own hand," answered the trapper, gravely. "You needn't disturb the picture," said the gambler, "its just as well per haps, to let it lie where it is; it's been there eight years." For several minutos there was si lence. The trapper took the gambler's hand, as if it had been the hand of his own boy. Indeed, perhaps the youug man had found his father at last; for surely it isn't flesh that makes father hood. Once the young man moved as if he would rise. Had he been able he would have died with his arms around the old man's neck. As it was, his OWOSSO, MICH., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1881. strength was unequal to-the impulse. He lifted his eyes to the old man's face lovingly; moved his body as if he would get a little nearer, and as a child might speak a loving thought aloud, said, "I am glad I met you, John Norton," and with the saying of the sweet words, ke died. W. U. H. Murray. Scientific Ntes. Lime is a preserver of wood. It has been noticed that vessels carrying it last longer than any others. A submerged steel tube forty feet below the surface is the latest suggest ion for the crossing of the English Channel. Fliny tells us that Dcodalus invented the saw. The earliest saw mill of which we have mention was built at Maderia in 1420. In view of the opinions lately ex pressed by eminent oculists, that the reading of German text is injurious to the eyes, the Bernese Government have resolved as much as possible to dis courage its use, and all their official an nouncements and reports will hence forth be printed exclusively in Roman characters. Steel steamships, unknown a few ago, are now quite common. English shipholders, finding the iron they have hitherto been using j in the construct ion of steamships too brittle and of in adequate tensile strength, are very gen erally resorting to steel as a substitute. luis steel, however, is really nothing but homogeneous iron and of a tensile strength about the same as our ordinary shipbuilding iron. A new lighthouse, in which the elec tric light is to be used, has just been completed at Marseilles. The cost of light will be about 2s. 3d. per hour, against 3s. Id. the cost of the ordinary light;but,takinginto account the inten sity of the fiame.the cost of the electric light is seven times less than the cost of that which it will replace. The new lighthouse will be one of the finest on the French coasts. The French Commissioners on the Hygiene Jof Infancy In awarding the prize in a competition of essayists, re port that the conclusions generally ar rived at lead to the following recom mendations : No child should be reared on artificial food when the mother can suckle it, but such food is preferable to placing the child with a wet nurse, poorly remunerated and living at her own home. For successfully bringing up an infant by hand, the best milk is that of a cow that has recently calved, or similarly of a goat, to which should be added during the first week a half part of water.and subsequently a fourth or less, according to the digestive powers of the child. Glass or earthen ware alone should be used ; no vulcan ized India-rubber mouthpieces or ves sels containing lead should be employed. If you will take one pound of sugar of lead and dissolve it in one gallon of soft water; then take one pound of alum and dissolve that in another gal lon of soft water, keeping the two so lutions separate. Then dip your jacket in the sugar of lead water, soaking it thoroughly; then hang the jacket up to drain, and when nearly dry, dip it in the alum water, and dry it in the open air or before a fire. It will not change the color or injure the fabric. We believe this is what the Liverpool man did with our monkey jackets; at my rate the process we have described is as good. Overcoats and pantaloons may be thus treated with marked, good effects, and while these simple chemi cals serve as a waterprooflng, they do not seem to "full up or harden the fabrics. This treatment of small boat- sails and light awnings tends to make them mildewproof as well as water proof. The cost ia very trifling. Spontaneous Fokests. A writer in a West Virginia paper combats the opinion, held by many arboriculturists, that an open country is never convert ed into a forest through the operation of natural causes, and, as establishing the fact that such change does some times occur, brings forward the case of the Shenandoah Valley. When first settled, about 160 years ago, it was an open prairie-like region covered with tall grass, on which fed herds of deer, buffalo, elk, etc., and having no timber, except on ridgy portions of it; but in consequence of its settlement, the an nual fires were prevented, and trees sprang up almost as thickly and regu larly as if seed had been planted. These forests, having been preserved by the farmers, cover now a large part f the surface with hard wood trees of superior excellence. These facts would also seem to substantiate the theory that the treeless character of the prai ries of the West is due to the annual burning of the grass by the Indians. Destruction of Fish by Tor pedoes. The alarming destruction or the fish in many of the Indiana streams by means of dynamite torpedoes, has led to the organization of a State Fish Protection Society, of which Alexander C. Jameson is president. County and local societies are to be formed throughout the State to assist in en forcing the new fish law. Unless steps are speedily taken to prosecute the vandals who are using these tor pedoes so destructively in some of our streams, the fish will to a great extent disappear. The manner in which the dynamite fisherman operates is to sink the torpedoes in the holes or deep water in the streams, and set them off with a fuse. The concussion is so great as to kill or stan all the tish with in a radius of fifty feet or more, when they rise to the surface of the water. The larger ones are then scooped up in nets, and the smaller remain to rot and taint the air. TUE FARM, A Comparison. A farmer not more than ten miles from our grounds, turns up his nose at "fruit growing, and says "it s small business," and "hard on horses and wagons." Let me see about this "small business." We have about the same amount of land which this farmer possesses. He employs on an average through the entire year one unmarried man and one girl, thus giving means for support two persons, besides his own family. We employ on an average twelve men, heads of families, and as many more single men and women, for most eight months, in fact, the average number that we give employment to, including pickers, from April 1st to December 1st, is thirty-five to forty persons, thus giving means for sup port to at least seventy-five to one hundred persons, besides onr own family. He pays to help, say $400 per year. We pay at least 80,000 per year. He sells from his farm, say, $500 to 81, 800 yearly, gross. We 815,000 to 818, 000 (which includes our plant trade) He plows, harrows, sows, reaps, draws into the barn, threshes, cleans and draws to market the product of an acre, say an average of fifteen bushels of wheat, for which he obtain gross, say 820.00. We plow, harvest, plant, cultivate, hoe, gather and mark et from an acre an average of fifty bushels of fruit, for which we obtain gross say 8150. saying nothing of the plants sold from same, lie and ins help work from 5 o'clock in the morn ing till dark, our help work 7 :00 a. m. to 0:00 p. m. He tugs, lifts and sweats. We don t. "Small business, isn t it reader? From the Fruit Record. Prevention and Treatment Fever. of Milk One of the best methods of prevent ing milk fever, is to feed the cow, sev eral weeks to several months before calving, according to its danger if in winter, on ordinary dry hay only, with a quart or so of wheat bran, night and morning, to keep the bowels open ; if in summer, let her run on a poor pas ture, and at all times have a largo ump of Liverpool rock salt, to lick at pleasure. If the cow has been dried off a couple of months before due to calve, watch the approach of parturi tion, and if the bag shows extra full, then begin to draw a small quantity of milk from it two weeks or less before ler time, and increase this, according to the fullness of the bag, till the call is dropped; then milk her clean after the calf has sucked, at three equal in tervals of every twenty-four hours. In the meanwhile, do not increase her feed for a month or more till all dan ger of fever is passed. If the cow has continued to give milk up to with in a few days of the time for her to calve, as is sometimes the case, then perhaps it will not be necessary to milk her till after calving. Keep her dry and sheltered from storms and from excessive cold or heat. See that the water she drinks is pure, and that she has all she wishes to take, at least three times per day. Never let this water get icy cold, and after calving give it slightly warm for a few days. As soon as effected, it not in a comfortable stable, put the cow into one, litter the floor well, and always keep this dry and clean. One of the most simple and effectual prescriptions for this disease is half a pound of Epsom salts dissolved in three or four quarts of warm water, mixed with two table-spoonfuls of sweet spirits of nitre. Wet up a small feed of wheat bran with this. If the cow will not take it so, then put the salts and ni tre solution into a strong-necked bot tle, trice up her head and pour it down the throat. Repeat this every morning till cured. This simple rem edy rarely fails, even in the worst cases, if all the above directions are carefully followed. Rub the bag with lard, mixed with the last strippings, every time the cow is milked. This renders tne bag soit and pliable, and prevents the milk from caking IB it. national ,we- Htock Journal, Chicago. Batter Coloring. It is a fact not generally known that much it might be said nearly all of the butter offered for sale in our large cities owes its "rich golden color" to artificial additions. The dairyman, as well as the butter dealer, has found that butter of a good color commands a readier sale than pale butter, and as a color is so easily and cheaply procur ed the temptation to improve (or at least, to equalize) the natural tint of the commodity is not to be resisted. As long as the coloring matters used are harmless there can be no valid ob jection urged against the practice, and we have no reason to believe that any thing really pernicious has thus been introduced into our food at least of late years. The coloring matter commenly em ployed are annatto and tumeric, or ex tracts of these ; but there are also a number of butter-coloring compounds or mixtures sold for this purpose. For some of these it is claimed that they will not only impart the desired color to butter, hut will keep it sweet and fresh for an indeOnite time. The fol lowing are a few of these coloring com pounds in use at present. Rorick's compound is prepared as follows: Tlio materials for 1,000 pounds of butter are: Lard, butUr, r ollr oil pound. Annatto 6 ounces. Turmeric 1 ounce. Salt 10 ounce. Niter 2-5 ounce. Bromochloralum 8 1-2 ounces Water Q. The lard, butter, or oil is put into a pan and heated in a water bath. The annatto and turmeric are then stirred into a thin paste with water, and this NO. 21. is gradually added to the fatty or oily matters kept at a temperature of about 110 Fah. The salt and niter are next stirred in. and the mixture heat ed to boiling. The heating is continu ed for from twelve to twenty-four hours, or until the color of the mixture becomes dark enough. The bromo chloralum is then introduce I and the mass is agitated until cold, when it is put up in sealed cans. Bogart's preparation is prepared as follows : The materials employed are : Annattoine S ounces. Turmeric (pulverized) tt " Saffron 1 ounce. Lard oil 1 pint Butter 5 pounds. The butter is first melted in a pan over the water bath and strained through a line linen cloth. The saffron is made into a half pint tincture, and, together with the tumeric and annat toine, is gradually stirred into the hot butter and oil and boiled and stirred for about fifteen minutes. It is then sprained through a cloth as before and stirred until cool. Dake's butter coloring is prepared by beating a quantity of fresh butter for some time with annatto, by which means the coloring matter of the but ter is extracted, and straining the col ored oil and stirring it until cold. TUE HOUSEHOLD. Horse Radisii Vinegar Quarter of a pound of scraped horse-radish.one ounce minced chalot, one dram cay enne, one quart vinegar; put all in a bottle, shake well every day for two weeks ; when thoroughly stepped,strain and bottle, and it is ready for use. This is made best in September or Oc tober, as horse-radish is best then, and is a nice relish for meat. Peach Pie. Peel, stone, and slice the peaches; line a pie-plate with a good crust, and lay on your fruit, sprinkling sugar liberally over them in proportion to their sweatness, very ripe peaches require comparatively lit tle; allow three peach kernels.chopped fine, to each pie ; pour in a very little water, and bake with "an upper crust, with cross bars of paste across the top. Some simply pare the peaches, and put in whole, packing them well, aud sweetening freely; in this case ihey should be covered with crust. Tomato Catsup. In a porcelain stew-kettle put 12 tomatoes, and cook thoroughly; pass this through astrain- er to get rid of skin ; only use enongh water to cover halt of them ; return. tomatoes to kettle; take a good-si zod onion, with three green peppers, chop them fine, and add to the tomatoes; season with three tablespoonfuls of bait, one and one half of brown sugar, one and one half of ginger, one of mus tard, and a whole grated nutmeg, with a blade of mace. Let this all cook for fully two hours, then add a pint of good vinegar and cook an hour lon ger. Chicken with Okra. Singe and draw a large, tender chicken, cut in small pieces, put in a sauce-pan witli two ounces of butter, two ounces of lean ham and an onion cut in squares; stir on the fire until the moisture is evaporated. Drain the butter off, wet with two quarts of beef broth, add a quart of peeled and seedless tomatoes, (cut in pieces,) half a green pepper, (cut small,) four ounces of rice, and abouL lifty tender okras, (pared at both ends and cut in rounds ;( season with salt, pepper, nutmeg, a bunch of parsley with aromats, also a leek and a stalk of celery tied together; set to boil, cov er and simmer fifty minutes; skim off the fat, remove the parsley, leek and celery, pour into a soup-tureen aud serve. Mango Chutney. (Bengal.) One and a half pounds moist sugar; three- quarters of a pound of salt, one quar ter of a pound of garlic, one quarter of a pound of onions, three-quarters of a pound of powdered ginger, one-quarter of a pound of dried chillies, three- quarters of a pound of mustard-seed, three-quarters of a pound of stoned raisins, two bottles best vinegar, 30 large unripe sour apples; make sugar in syrup; pound onion, garlic.and gin ger in mortar ; wash the mustard-seed in cold vinegar and dry in the sun; peel, core, and slice the apples, and boil in one and a half bottles vinegar, when cold put in a large pan and grad ually mix rest of ingredients.including the other half-bottle vinegar; it must be well-stirred ui.til the whole is thor oughly blended; then bottle and cork well and tie a bit of wet bladder over it. This is delicious, and none bought is so good. Peacifks a la Conde. Cut in two, blanch in sprup, and peel, eight large peaches; drain them on a hair sieve. Wash a pint of rice, put in a saucepan with three pints of milk; boil, add two ounces of butter, six ounces of sugar, and lemon peel, cover and cook half an hour; remove the peel, add four egg yolk?,and mingle well. With part of the rice make a dozen small, peach-shaped croquettes, dip in beaten eggs, roll in fresh crumbs, smooth nicely, fry light brown, drain on a cloth, aud roll in powdered sugar; dress the rest of the rice on a dish, arrange the peaches in a dome-shaped form upon it; ornament with fancifully-cut pieces of candied angelia and citron, Malaga raisins, and almonds; reduce the peach syrup until pretty thick with a glass of Maderia wine and four tablespoonfuls of peach mar malade; pour over the peaches, sur round with the croquettes, and serve hot Mundiooes, No. 2. Somobody asks me to repeat this here dish as it was printed once but I don't remember how I put it then. Anyhow, it's made out of what's leftover from Sunday, Ml hence its mime, when you eats it on a Monday, and it aint banyan neith er. Say you have a pound or more of cold beef, and tbe bones ; cut the beef in good thick slices and make a gravy with the bones ; slice some cold raw bacon, ever so thin ; take an onion, on ly one, and chop it fine ; have some parsley and a little curry powder and a little red pepper and some pounded hard tack ; you can have all but the parsley on board ship; make a begin ning with the pork at the bottom of the baking tin, and put a sprinkle of onion and curry powder, pepper and bread crumln in t hat, then your bits of meat, and lay on your courses, pork and beef, until you get on a level with the pan. Then dust over the top with your biscuit crumbs, and ponr your gravy over that, and bake, not too rap id, for a full hour. An old man used to make me put a glass f sherry over it, but an Englishman what I Bailed with u sed to have me pour a tumbler of stout over it just as it went into the oven, and it was good. Bob, the Sea Cook. Quickly Made Beep Ta. Take any desired quantity of steak from the top part of the round, as this has less fat and more juice than any other part ; remove an the rat and divide tne meat into small pieces, cutting across the grain ; put the meat in a saucepan and allow it to sweat for five minutes over a Blow fire, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. After sweating for live minutes, you will find the meat white in color, and surrounded by a rich, nourishing gravy, which, in case of great exhaustion, may be given in this form. But ordinarily we next pour over the meat its weight in cold water, allowing a pint of water to a pound of beef. Stir until the water boils ; ii must not boil again, but sim mer gently for five or ten minutes un til all the sauce is drawn out, then strain carefully into a bowl, and if there is a particle of fat on top, remove it with a piece of brown, unsized pa per. By this method you may take off every star of fat without wasting any of the beef tea, as is done when using a ladle or spoon. Salt accord ing to taste, but always lightly. Wise and Otherwise. Playmates Actors. What kind of a field is older than you are? One that is pasturage. Rowell. the nedestrian. has retired from the track with a fortune of $50,- 000. The hens that Droduced the most eggs during the month of May were the May-lays. Dr. Tanner is experimenting upon electricity as an article of food. He won't want to try "a bolt of lightning" more than once. When steamboat passengers talk too much to the captain he can always find relief by shouting, "Man overboredl" New York Picayune. "There's some things as old as the hils anyhow," said old uncle Reuben. "What are they?" asked his niece. "There's the valleys between 'em, child," solemnly answered the old man. Archimedes, you say, discovered specific gravity on getting into his bath; wThy had the principle never be fore occurred to him?" "Probably this was the first time he ever took a bath." They had been at the masquerade, where she had recognized him at once. Was it the loud beating of the heart, ray darling, that told you I was near ?" murmured he. "Oh, no," she replied, 1 recognized your crooked legs." The Late John Brougham was well- known as a wit, and his replies were always on the spur of the moment. At a banquet in New-York he was seated next to Coroner Crocker. A toast was proposed, and Brougham asked the cor oner what he should drink it in. Claret," said the coroner. "Claret I" was the reply; "that's no drink for a coroner, mere s no uouy in uia w Two young men, who move in the very best Austin society, went on a spree not long since. After they were pretty well under way, one of them said in an inebriated tone of voice, Let's bid each other good-night, Bill!" Why, you ain't going home already? It's right in the shank of the evening." Of course I'm not going home now, but after awhile we won t know each ozzer from a shide of sole leather, so lets shay good-night' right now, before ish too late. They embraced. Texas Siftinys. The deplorable ignorance of foreign ers was conspicuously displayed tne other day in a certain English village. The keeper of the principal shop had aspirations for his daughter, and sent her to several boarding and finishing schools, till she was in her fond father's eyes, brimful of knowledge of the most unimpeachable character. He believed her to be possessed of unlimited wis dom, and proudly told a friend how she played, sang, danced, and what a number of languages she spoke. "Hut how ignorant them foreigners is!" he observed. "Why, there was a French man down here last week, and my gal was talking to him for an hour or more, and i ten you nan tne time ne couldn't make out what she was say ing! The man didn't know his own language!" An Englishmen who landed at Dub lin a few months ago was filled with apprehension that the life of any loyal subject of her Majesty was not worth a farthing there and thereabouts. The ,and Leaguers, he imagined, were all bloodthirsty assassins, and all that sort of thing. But it was his duty to trav el in the land a duty he approached with fear and trembling. Now, there happened to be on his route a number of towns the names of which begin with the suggestive syllable "Kil." There were Kilmartin, and so on. In his ignorance of geographical nomencla ture, his affrighted senses were startled anew on hearing a fellow-passenger in the rail way carriage remark to another as follows: "I'm just afther bein' over to Kilpatrick." "And I," replied the other, "am afther bein over to Kilmary." "What murderers they are!" thought the Englishman. "And to think that they talk of their assassina tion so publicly!" But the conversa tion went on. "Ami f hare are ye goin' now?" asked assassin No. 1. "I'm goin home, and then to Kilmore," was No.2's reply. The Englishman's blood curdled. "Kilmore, is it ?" added No. L "You'd betther be comin' along wild me to Kilumaule!" The English man left the train at the next station. The wrong men always get rich. It is the fellow who has no money nrho is always telling you how much good he would do with it If he had it.