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THE LONG WHITE SEAM.
Af 1 came round the harlior buoy The light» be$au to gleam , No wave the laud Io.-ke4 water stirred. The crags were white oa cream: Ami I marked my love by candle light fc'ewing her long white seam. It's aye sewing ashore, my dear, Watch and steer at sea; It's reef and furl and haul the line, Set sail and think of thee. 1 climlied to reach her cottage door; O sweetly my love sings ! Like a shaft of light her voice breaks forth. My soul to meet It springs. As the shining water leaped of old, When stirred by angel wings. Aye longing to list anew, Awake and in my dream. Rut never a song she sang like this. Sewing her long white seam. Fair fall tbe lights, the harlior lights That brought me in to thee. And peace drops down on that low roof For the sight that I did see. And the voice, my dear.that rang so clear All for the love of me. * For O, for O. with brows bent low, By the candle's flickering gleam Her wedding gown it was she wrought. Hewing the long white seam. —Jean lu~elov. SOLD FOR A RAG. It was New Year's eve at one of the gay military stations of the ( 'entrai provinces, India. The ball, given by the officers of the One Hundred and Twenty-fourth was in full swing. The large dining room of the mess bunga low had been turned out and decorated ns a ballroom. Supper was laid in a tent hard by, and now. at 11:45. the guests were assembled round the well supplied tables. The One Hundred and Twenty-fourth always did things well, but to-night they surpassed themselves, for the generul of the division was present He was a favorite with them all, and they delighted to do him honor. He very rarely gave them the benefit of his company in holiday time; but this was a special occasion—necessity had obliged him to make a tour of inspec tion at this season. ■ -Isn't it rather rash of us choosing this night of all others for keeping late hours?" whispered a pretty girl to her partner, as she drew off her long white gloves preparatory to tasting the savory mock turtle. • -It won't matter for once in a way, " he replied; "you need not get up till you please." - Indeed! And do you suppose for a moment that I could let our regi ment parade on New Year's morning without being present? You must have a poor opinion of my esprit de corps! Of course I shall get up. Six o'clock, isn't it?" "A quarter past." The handsome young fellow by her side looked down into her eye« and whispered something which brought the color to her cheeks. His manner, too. was suggestive of happy appro prlation, and a stränget- would have guessed at the existence of a stronger bond between the two than friendship, They were not engaged, though they were both desperately in love with each other. Alas! the course of true love did not run smooth in their case. A stern father barred the road to bliss and caused poor Aimee many heartaches and tears. But Captain Hamilton was an auda- cious lover. Such a trifle as the op- position of a 8torn parent troubled his mind but little. Truth to say, it rather added to the cost of his court- ship. Even at this moment the eye of the unsympathetio colonel was upon the young couple with strong disap- proval. --You heard the good news this morning—that I have got my step? Here, try some of this pate de foio grass -aspic; it,, looks uncommonly good." He helped her as he spoke. He was a most self-possessed man; this Capt Hamilton — quite capable of making a good supper and love at the same time. - Yes, I was told and I am very glad. I congratulate you. it will compensate a little for your having left the regiment to go into tbe staff corps. I wonder why father hates the staff corps so?" -Because it robe him of his most promising youngsters. How bitterly opposed he was to my going; and all because he thought that in the far, far distance I might make a good adjutant to the regiment I have been adjut unt of the Fiftieth N. L for tho last two years, and now I have got my step " "Yes: I suppose that in a pecuniary way you have done well;" and she sighed. He lowered his voice and said im pressively. ••Aimee, 1 can afford to keep a wife now." But tbe girl looked distressed at his words, and the suspicion of a teat dimmed her eye. -Oh. George, my father will never give his consent You know that ho never will." -•He shall give his consent; I intend to make him. See if I don't, you poor frightened little darling! Do you think that stern fathers are never pon quered? Only you must have patience. Here have some more champagne, and some of this trifle. There's nothing like a good meal to build up one's courage. Hello! what are they doing now? Oh. 12 o'clock, is it? Silence for the C. O. and the general." Glasses were filled short speeches were made, and the gong tolled out the hour. Then each turned to his neighbor and good wishes were ex changed. The babel of voices recom tnenced with the ushering in of the new year. But it was not to be. Gentle Mrs. Baring approached her daughter with u troubled face. •Oh, Aimee. I have been looking ly for you everywhere. Your father says that we must go home Ho has managed to take cold, and is already quite choking. It is so trying, be cause he must be on parade to-morrow morning. The genera! will be there, and he can not get off it ' The English troops were drawn up in line, and on their left the native regiments were in position. All was ready for the eagle eye of the general. Col. Baring pulled up as he reached the ground. The general had not yet arrived. It was a relief and a respite, for it would give him time to blow that much-afflicted nose of his once more. The morning air was sharp, for the sun was only iust touching the horizon, and—confound it all, here was another fit of sneezing coming on! He felt in the cuff of each sleeve. His handkerchief was not there. Ho stuck his fingers in the breast of his tunic; of course it was not there; he never carried it in such a place. He looked round at his horsekeeper. No. he did not remember haring given it to him to hold. Horrors of horrors, he had come without it! What was he to do? The knowledge that he had no hand kerchief seemed to increase his cold, bad as it already was. The sneezing became more frequent, and, dash it all. his nose began to run! What would the general say? Never did there exist a sharper eye for ap pearance than his. The slightest speck would be detected, and the scarlet uniform would show every spot. Col. Baring's dislike to the staff corps was well known, and none of the men asked felt Inclined to make a sacrifice on bis behalf. And it would have been a sacrifice to have parted with one's only handkerchief on such a cold morning. Another and yet another officer was asked, but with no better success. In the distance the general might be seen approaching. It was time, handkerchief or no handkerchief, that Col. Baring took up his position, for it was to him that the general would first come. Disheartened by his want of success, and distressed by his constant sneez- ing, he was passing the fiftieth with- out a word. A familiar voice at his elbow cried: -Good morning, colonel. A happy new year to you! How is your cold?" -O Hamilton, is that you? Thanks. I'm not at all well. I think I must have the real thing—tho real influenza this time. I don't know when I have felt so bad; and worse luck, I've for gotten my pocket-handkerchief. I suppose you couldn't lend me such a thing?" There was not much hope In the words as he uttered them. He hod been very short and ungracious with the young man over night, even though he was his guest It was hard' ly likely that he should feel good naturedly disposed toward him this morning. * T can't exactly give it to you. for I have only one. But I'll tell you what I'll da I'll share it with you." And Capt Hamilton drew out of his sleeve a large, soft comforting silk handkerchief, the very sight of which was soothing to the afflicted man. -Here, be quick; catch hold!" And the smart young adjutant reined his horse close up to CoL Baring's side. He drew his sword, and. as the col onel clutched the coveted article, he sliced it in two, leaving by far the larger share in the hands of the grate- ful man. -My good fellow how shall I ever thank you?" he cried between terrific; trumpet-like blasts. -Ask me in to breakfast this morning," returned George, with un bounded assurance. The colonel eyed him for a moment blew his nose again, and nipped the last dislocating snaeze in tho bud. -You cheeky young dog. I know what you mejtn and what I let myself in for when I say yea You may come, and you may think yourself lucky to have won her so easily," The review passed off well. The general was pleased to compliment Col. Baring on his mem and he also had a few words of praise to bestow on the adjutant of the Fiftieth. Aimee rode out to the field in time to see the march-past. When the last volley had been fired and the business of the morning was finished. Capt. Hamilton managed to get a few words with her. They shook hands and exchanged the usual New Year greetings. -Oh, you need not look at your father in that terrified fashion. He has given his consent and I'm in vited to breakfast" She gave him a startled glance, and then turned away incredulous. "Don't tease ma George. You know I can't bear it" end her lip actually trembled. •My darling. Fm not teasing you. It is perfectly trua It wae a bargain. Your father sold you to me this morn ng just before the general came." -Sold me!" She began to think tkat he had taken leave of his aensea Yes; sold you for a silk rag—for half a pocket handkerchief. See, here is the other half." and he pulled the remnant out of hie sleeve. Her troubled face cleared a little, but showed no signs of enlightenment. ••I must go now," he exclaimed. *Tll tell you all about it if you will invite me into that snug little morning-room of yours after breakfast" And with a happy smile he trotted back to his post for the men were preparing to march, to their lines. When George wants to tease his wife now he tells her that she isn't worth much, for she was "sold for a silk rag."—London Society. a Cammed nilmamwm. A western newspaper closes an ar. tieie about the canning enterprises ot Yuba City by saying: "No Chinese are employed, and 14,000 are put up daily." DIFFERENT KINDS OF BUFFALO, One Specie* That Emit* a Pleasant Odot —The Gentle Yak. The buffalo is evidently a whole souled creature, for many hunters have seen the common domesticated calves of tho frontier farms standing patiently waiting for a buffalo to dig a place in the snow and when he had accomplished bis task the calves would eat the grass fearlessly, shar ing. as by right the fruits of their huge companion's toil. Hunters have often been saved by buffaloes from a terrible death from thirst says the Illustrated American. The buffalo, like the camel and the elephant has the power of taking a large amount of water into his body, and depositing it in the reticulum, or cells of the honey comb department of the stomach, un til needed. The hunters, therefore, when their vessels are empty, and they see no signs of a stream within a day's travel, promptly slay the first buffalo that comes in view, lor the sake of the water which they know will be found in the usual situation. The bonasus, or zubr buffalo; found in the Russian for est of Bialowikza, has a very peculiar trait It gives forth a powerful and very pleasant odor, which partakes equally of musk and violet This really delicious perfume is found to penetrato tbe whole of the body, to a certain extent hut is exhaled most powerfully from the skin and hair which cover the upper part of the forehead. The zubr in appearance is very much like our American buffalo, but the hair on the head and shoulders is more tightly curled and not so rough or long. To preserve this really mag nificent animal in perfection it is pro tected by the most rigid forest laws. The yak, a curious species of buffalo, which is found in western Thibet has not only the long mane reaching to the ground, but the flanks are covered with hair which reaohes the ground in long, thick, silky masses. The hair of the tail is white, and the Chinese take these tails to dye red and blue, and then make tassels of them. When domesticated it needs very little care, foraging for itself and coming to be milked when called by the milkmaids, as a pet oow might do. a a SHORT-LIVED ATHLETES. They Seem to Wear Out Much Sooner Thun »I*«»*« Active Men. Interview with a Boston trainer: Did it ever occur to you that athletes are rarely long lived? By athletes I mean the folks who are training them selves continually for special feats of muscular power, and I leave out the dilettante amateur, who exercises slightly, comparatively speaking, and then with only the object of physical development It is my opinion that as a rule, the professional athlete is not a very good risk for the life insur ance people. And this aside from any risks of physical injury of a sudden nature to which the athlete in the course of his performance may be subject I think it would seriously stump you if I asked you to name a dozen cases of extreme long evity among men who have been famous for their muscular power and skill But anybody can name a dozen people who have led sedentary lives from boyhood and attained ex treme old age. Very strange as it may appear, consumption is a disease to which the swimmer, tbe oarsman, the runner and the fighter have all on numerous occasions; fallen victim a Rheumatism is another common dis order; all of which sometimes makes me think that nature never intendod the development of the human physi cal energies to the point at which they ore often observed. The athlete who lives the longest ia the man who used to be an athlete and gave up his athletic fancies and plans before he had reached middle life.—Saturday Evening Post EXERCISE. A IS« Point* Containing Ita Dwlaluu for Elderly People. While the elderly man had less ca pacity for some forma of exercise than 1 the younger adult he has no leas need j than the other of the general and ; local effects of exercise. It is in the earliest period of mature age that the most characteristic manifestations of defects of nutrition—obesity, gout and 1 diabetes in which lack of exercise plays an important part—are produced; I and the treatment of them demands I imperiously a stirring up of the vital ! combustion. Placed between a con- j viction that exercise is necessary, and on is is _ _______ | a?w of the daagers~of exercise, the ; mature man ought therefore; to pro ceed with tbe strictest method in the application of this powerful modifier of nutrition. It is impossible, how ever, to trace methodically a single rule for all men of the same age for all do not offer the same degree of préservation. We might perhaps; find a general formula for the age at which the muscles and bones have re tained all their power of resistance, and at which the heart and vesicles begin to lose some of their capacity to perform their functions. The mature man can safely brave all exercise that ! - ot up brings on muscular fatigue; but he must approach with great care those which provoke shortness of breath.—Popular Science Monthly. Bflfrctlveljr Told. Servant—'Oh, Miss, that Mr. Bob em be cornin' here again. There's no use tollin' him y'r not at home, fur htfll just push past me an' say he'll wait till yez do come back." Miss Beeutl—"Then, for mercy's sake, tell him plainly that I'm engaged. Do it in such a way that he'll conclude to leave." Servant—"Yia, mum." Mr. Borem (a minute later)—"la Miss Beauti at home?" Servant— • 'Yea sor; but she do be lngaged, an' the felly she's ingaged to do be waitin' in the parlor fur yez with a elub."—New York Weekly. THE FARM AND HOME DESTROYING WEEDS BY METHOD OF SOILING. THE - Destroying Weed*. It is. in part-at least because of A» i». * i ___ * Benefit« of Smothering Weedi—To *eeil or to Sell: That I« »>•> U«e*tlon — Bean«—Farm Note» and Domestic Dot*. their smothering tendencies ihat soil lng crops have been found holptul in destroying weeds. They are usually thickly sown and on land so far en riched that It produces an excellent growth. When a good crop of oats, peas and vetches are grown upon a pleoe of land in best form it is of much service In checking weeds, and if nu tumn cultivation follows the benefits , are Intensified. ; All classes of weeds are not equally hindered by crops grown to smother oven thoua-h they may ripen at them, even though they may ripen the same period. As a rule these crops are more serviceable in destroy ing perennials than annuals or bien nials. Although they should succeed in keeping in check one crop of an nuals, we may look for another the following season. When a crop of perennials is destroyed it puts a stop to one mode in which they multiply.. vlz. : by root development and hence , the benefits extend over several years. Because of this, more attention should be given to the destruction of peren nials by smothering crops than of other classes of weeds. Annuals especially can be more effectively de stroyed through some system of culti vation, which will encourage them to germinate that they may be destroyed. When two food crops can be grown i in a single season on the same piece , a of land, the effects upon weed destruc tion are very wholesome. This can frequently be done through good man agement We can often get two crops here In Ontario, writes Thomas Shaw, with our rigorous winters. How much more easily then may this be done in the warmer latitudes where many of the readers of the Ohio Farmer live. In the effort to get two crops in this northern clime, rye is generally relied on as the first one. The ground for this crop should be plowed by Septem ber 1st This operation scourges the weeds, for, taking it all in all. August | is the best month in the year for de stroying weeds. Then the rye is cut when coming into ear, for hay. or at later stage for the silo. The ground is then plowed in the early part of June ; before any weed seeds have matured, j when the whole generation of weeds then growing is left and buried where the crop coming after will fatten upon its decay. The rye may be followed by any one of a number of crops, as may be desir ed. Turnips may be grown, but not so successfully as on lands worked ear lier in the season. Millet will grow in good form after the rye. The same holds true in regard to buckwheat where the climate is 1 suitable to its proper development But the best crop to follow rye, take it all in all. in this country, is rape. When the rye is cut we have tho whole month of June to get our land ready for the rape. Then again, two crops may be grown in one year where one is a soil ing crop. But this can only be done to a limited extent as usually a small acreage of soiling crop is grown. Where oats, peas and vetches form the first crop, the second may consist of barley, peas, or a combination of these, also grown as a soiling crop; or it may consist of rape in some lati tudes, which may be grown for pas ture. It should be borne In mind that I am dealing more with general prin ciples than with detailed descriptions. The crops that should be grown for smothering purposes, as well as for the crop itself will vary with the cli mate and soil and necessities of each locality. In warmer latitudes it may be possible to get two crops, both of which mature their seeds, and with out going southward into climes where "the orange and the citron bloom." At all events, the more the land is kept judiciously employed the less chance will there be for weeds to multiply. B«au Culture. Beans require rich soil, but if the bean fodder is carefully saved and fed with refuse beans to sheep, the crop is not nearly so exhaustive as many others. Only the grain is sold, and thirl y bushels of beans P®r aure «'»1 ter. will the the set by to is not remove more plant food than can be replaced by two hundred weight each of phosphate and nitrate of soda. Years ago. in war times, beans sud denly advanced in price to $4 and even «5 per bushel. Nothing in grain farm ing compares with beans for raising money quickly and with moderate amount of labor. Many farms were bought and mainly paid for with the proceeds of the bean crop. Beans took their place in the rotation. A crop yielding twenty-five to thirty I to bushels per acre sold often for $100 per . ac 7\° r " a8 1 the original cost of the land. By the time the whole farm had been "beaned" it was paid for. Beans were put in with a drill or with bean-planters, setting the planta in hills with rows far enough apart one way to cultivate be tween. Most of the cultivation was done with horse power. Now there are bean .harvesting machines that greatly lessen the back-aching labor of bean pulling. Threshing too, that used to be done with the flail or by tramping out the beans, is now accom plished more perfectly by bean threshers. — Americ an Cultivator. Th* Hon* to Kalae. What the country needs is more $200 horses. For actual usefulness a $200 horse is worth more than the red-circingled $5,000 or $10.000 speci men. The average value of horses in the United States is $67. That is too a specimens ls democratic only way to do Th ' I>h T"'ïïU'''* eling is needed. The w tjjis Is to castrate all inferior stallions and gndg upi from the best common mares. Horses mai will pull plows, wagons and carnages, and carry a rider rapidly and easily, arc the horses that are wanted. The •>•20 trotter serves ft purpose well, common mortals, on common business intent are satisfied with " ^derate <r a it, most people when tney start would rather get there a Knnat.nAi'k Dftce over into ------ of m ük when once the temperature has begun to fall. ^ he J" 1 * ® ®" lit follow each other to the surface in lit later than risk a break-neck pace over the public roads. Give us more good strong horses and sure-footed saddle horses. Such service is not obtained from horses whose values run four figures.—Rural W orld. Thing# to Remember. No one should disturb a pan or can t j e independent currents or lines, at tracting the fats from each.side of this perpondicular column, though they are very close together. Now if we disturb the pan or can. we throw these little currents of perpendicular rising cream out of line, and they may not reach the surface. There is economy also, in keeping cans of milk sealed by some method during muggy weather and thunder storms. Not that thun , d er 9( ,ur 3 milk; but that the milk, un protected, sours much sooner during such weather, is due to the increased number of germs floating in the air at such times; a hot, moist atmosphere being the most congenial to their mul tiplication. and tho milk gets its full share of the increase. No gain in cream-rising can be expected by any chemical change to the milk, as all la i guch tend to Increased viscosity, which , means increased difficulty in the up | ; j ; j ! ward movement—Practical Farmer. Farm Not«». If cob and corn are ground together fot feed to horses and cattle don't forget to mix with it an equal bulk of bran. Tbe Texas Live Stock Journal says that experience in that state has fully demon strated that it is necessary to Introduce new blood every three or four years. Milk drawn from an inflamed udder, says the Jersey Bulletin, will almost in variably, if made into butter, develop an offensive odor, resembling decaying meat. Such milk is unfit for use. Do not feed it even to the pigs. Four it on the manure pile. 1 Remember there is danger for sheep on oow land. They may pasture the raead mws awhile, but keep them on the hills faost of the time. Fluke and footrot are far from friendly. Remember also that salt is an essential to health and an even growth of fleece. Too much emphasis cannot be given to the importance of muck as a fertilizer. Large quantities of muck are lying around small ' ponds, lakes and the banks of streams, which can be made of great value as a fertilizer. It makes excellent manure, and the mixture increases the fertilizer heap one-half. It is free fertilizer such as nature supplies. It has been proved, says the Elgin Dairy Report, that cows giving the rich est milk also give tbe highest flavor. When the patrons begin to weed out their non-paying cows, the quality of their milk will improve in every way. The care re quired to keep the cows up to the stan dard will be shown in better stables, cleaner surroundings, both for them and the milk, balanced rations and a general improvement of tbe whole dairy industry. Hard milkers may. in a few casas, be cured by careful feeding to increase the flow of milk, frequent milking and fomen tation, or dry rubbing the udder. By these means almost all hard milkers may be improved, if taken in hand when young. Milking tubes may be used with good effect to relieve certain cases of temporary stoppage in teat or while the teat is heal ing from- a wound, but their habitual use is not to be recommended. at of of to it Domestic Dot*. Initials on house linen are much darned over before beiug worked to raise the let ter. To remove tar from cloth rub cloth well with turpentine and every trace of tar will be removed. , An excellent use for oyster shells is to clean the fire brick of the stove. Lay a numlier of them on top of the hot coals and when the Are burns down It will be found that all the clinkers have scaled off the bricks. Chamois skins are not derived from the chamois,.as many people suppose, but are the flesh side of sbeepshin. The skins are soaked in llmewater and in a solution of sulphuric acid; flsh oil is poured over them and they are carefully washed in a solution of potash. If practicable have the breakfast room face tbe morning sun, and in the window set some blooming plants, to be replaced by others when they cease to blossom. I.et in the sunlight upon them and the table, and try to greet tbe dawning day with happy converse and gentle laughter. Nothing so well tits man or woman for the duties of the day as to begin it with cheer fulness. Lard is now so adulterated that the saf est plan, if a pure article is any object, is to buy the leaf lard and try it out at home, straining into a large stone jar and keeping in a cold place. Where salt pork is bonght in small quantities it can be kept also in a jar or tub half Oiled with brine, and the pork must not be allowed had it I to come above 'It, a plated smaller round than the jar, serving to keep it under. in I Meat of any kind may be preserved In temoerature of from 80 liwrimu to ion a temperature of from SO degrees to 100 degrees for a period of ten days after it ha* been soaked in a solution of one pint of salt dissolved in four gallons of cold water and one-halt gallon of a solution of bisulphate of calcium. By repeating this process the preservation may be extended by tbe addition of a solution ot gelatine or the white of an egg to the salt and water. Only the best and largest oysters should be chosen for frying. Dip them, one by one, in flour, then in beaten egg, season with salt and the merest dash of cayenne, dip again in powdered butter cracker and fry them in boiling hot fat deep enough to float a doughnut. Turn them in frying and cook them in all four minutes. Drain them thoroughly, lay them for a moment on coarse brown paper to absorb any fat that may eling to them, and serve them at once in a folded napkin on a hot dish accompanied by quarters of lemon and wafer like slices of brown bread daintily buttered. la Some Cum They Mai,» „ ■orlptlon«. But Th». ?n If you find United Statea'r sioner Shields in a good h.» may tall you how he w™! love letter and what Warn"** The story usually follow* a 011l about tho commissioner's hand^j^ - u.'k "Can you read your Wrlti W-U. 1* U* which is as bad as caa well he 1 !»" 1 ined, says the New York Time* "Can you read your WP | fi _ « often asked of the commJZT » the answer always is that o f 1 " easiest thing in the world ta J.? **• But Mr. Shields does not^ÜL at all, for he knows as well as a^*^ 11 that there are not two person. y ## * fifteen that can read it As" 0n, " , of fact Mr. Shields is somewhat* of his fist and tho fact that ttt hand notes that he takes of ca««,;' come before him are as safe f«T *** coming known to the person wte ^ look over his shoulder as If tw^ written in shorthand. ' * ,r * To get back to tho love letter •*, perhaps well to say that the comli sioner is the only one who vouchT, its truth, but ho tells it as If uV* actually happened. 1144 "It was the first girll was eviri love with." ho says, reflectively then he looks at the page of mu " tracks bofore him so long that V listener begins to think that he w! to hear the rest of the tala commissioner pulls himself tomth* after a minute and says: -Whaifc! i it I was saying? Oh. yes. that let!? Well, as I said, she was the first girli ever cared anything about aud I her a letter You see, her mother hZ been very sick and they had some bk er. He had away, saying that he would mad. prescription around the next day«, take the place of the one he hadlsft -•The next day came and so did the prescription—at least they supposait was the prescription, and they sent it around to the drug store to be ( 111*1 It was not filled, however, for it was no prescription. It was my letter, ni first love letter, and you can imagiu my feelings when 1 learned aboutit Think of it! Sending a love letter** be made up as a prescripUoa. Tint was what caused me to pay the atten. tion to my handwriting that hat nudi me such a model penman." "And did that end your love-mak. ing to that particular girl?" is asksd But the commissioner makes no re ply. He is busy again looking at ha notes, that cannot be read. THE CREAT AXTELL. Examples or HI* Iotelligene* and of lb Wonderful Gold«mltli Meld. The great Axtoll. who sold lor 1105,000, is an example of the kseo sensibilities of the noble animal Hi* driver tells us he will not even msa when hitched up if his harness dot* not fit perfectly In every respect Horses know as well as people whea they are kindly treated, and whtn used in a harsh or sovere manner, and. like people, they possess the spirit ol revenge. They remember people and voices, as is shown by the wonderful mare Goldsmith Maid, who. after i separation of several years from her groom, knew his voice when she heard him talking, although she did notMe him. The Maid at this time had i little colt by her side and had been » ill and cross that do one hardly dared to come near her. Her groom hid himself and called her. She whinnied joyfully, and when he came from his place of concealment she seemed in every way posslbl# to be trying to attract his attend« to her colt He said that her joyful whinny was as friendly s welcome « be ever cared to receive, for it plaiolf showed that the royal old mare 000(14 ered him her friend, and also tbit (k had not forgotten the kind and gentil treatment he gave her when he to« care of her. People should never be cruel to horses, and it seoms to st that one of the greatest crueltio horses have to suffer is reining then heads so high. People say they doit « make them look stylish, but in reality it only makes them act and look awk ward, and besides we should oomMf how tired the poor animals get wki their necks in such a position. Wh« you treat a horse harshly and severer can you expect him to be kind uu gentle?—Clarke's Horse Review. THE WHITE ELEPHANT. How Barn um Convlnoeil tho Color Wa* N*mr»l. "You probably have not heard 1»* Barnum secured the indorsement the New York press on his white elephant" said ^ri , ahead of the Fast Mail company. Mexico' Intelligencer man. 'tj?" the day of the white elephant sarr in New York Barnum entertain» j the press gang at dinner and aft« he was to oonduct them down wharf to see the elephant—* »""T to obtain a little free adverttaü* J the meantime some of the dot visited the wharf and saw thee»?' I was not white; but rather of * _ nd thev had agreed color * ana iney » themselves to give genuine old ■ 'roast Mr. Ban*»» genuine old "roast Barnum little story to tell tho boy* »» ® ^ put them in a good humor, *> ^ that there was once a big w«"* erlng given in honor of agr» ^ When the beauty arrived usual flourish of trumps» were turned upon her and the' remarks were. 'Isn't she lo y® Lr j, •How beautifully she is P» 1 ® ^ is true she was painted, not y ^ however, but by God. '"° W| Jx# 4 men,' said Mr. Barnum, th« this animal I am about to just as God painted it Hsd been left to me, I assure you » have been perfectly mtiaitor? young men appreciated the which resulted in the entire p ^ the city Indorsing the B 1- ®* 1 gar's white elephant.