XHE c NATIONAL TRIBUTES.
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itnd married, and hqv hor. children also bad first scon tho
light. ' '
Two yoars ago hor .'husband who had boon too litfclo
"Did you not know it is I who havojmrchasod tho dear
old farm ? Did you not receive Jack's lotlor ? "
"Oh, Walter it cannot, cannot bo truo ! "
JihQ Covers In IDifforont Moods aricl'Tonscs.
SaittfeuUer sho vn$ a lonohei- who taught, ' ., t
JuffliWoftdifilos called lilt a stfrWnitff whtfentffcfrl.
HU lionut, when ho saw hor, kopt, Pinking ami sunk.,
Ai1u his oyp, mooting hers, kpnt wlnkMny !yulvniik,
And alio In H6r trim m to Wf Hiking1 arttt ttrtililK
Ho hrtSteuiod to woo hor, and swocuy ho.wond.
ABtt Ills lovo grow till to a m6unttt n Itjjiww!!,
AllU ho was longing' to do then as ho dootf.
in eoYot ho wauled to spoak anil ho taoko,
C6 Stick with lils tins wliat Ills heart bad Ions soki,
S"o lie'inniMgQ'l to let tho truth reals, milt It mice.
practical to mako a successful farmer had died suddenly, Ho took from a poekotbook a paper., which ho opouocl
leaving, his affairs in a vory embarrassed state, and tho and placed hofoo hor. It was tho mortgago which hor
fitrni burdened with a vory heavy -mortgage Then Jack, 1 fatlior had given Mr. Abnor Harris. " "
jrood son and brobhor that ho was. had thought 'it host to "And tho place is roally yours now ? " shosaid looking
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iro to tno city, talcing advantage oi a situation
liiin by a distant rclativo, until the mortgage bo paid.
uniy two wouics ago no uau writum cuuumuiy, yiu
that tiie matter would bo speedily settled to their satis
faction; and now just as thoy were expecting to hoar that
thoir homo w;ns their own again, camo this cruel letter.
llo aslcod hor to lido to tha. church, and thQro(lj,,
Thayfeo swcotlv did gltdo that they both thought tlioy glodo.
And thoy otuno'to the placo to ho tlttft, (m vbir tool.
"Elmn Jiomcwivrd," ho snld, "tot us drive," and they drove,
And as Sobn as thov wished to arrlvo thoy arrovo,
For whatever ho couldn't contrlvo 7e controvc.
Tho kliy he was dying to toril then he stolo,
At tit o root where he wanton" to kneel than hu knolo,
And ho said, "l fool bettor than own l roic."
Stktboy to oach other kept ollnglnff.mul dung,
Wlillo Time his avf Jft flight koirt winging aiifl wung.
A'ntVMils was tho thing ho was bringing, and hrung.
Tho man Sallic had wanttid to catch, and had caught,
That she wanted from others to snatch, and hnu snaught,
Wits tho ono she now likcil to scratch, and lmd-seraugla.
And Charlie's warm love began froc.inff and froze,
While he took to tensing, und cruelly tor.o
Tho girl ho was wishing to squeeze, and ho squor-o.
Wrotoh," ho cried, when she threatened to leavo him, and leTt,
llow could you dccolvo mo as you have deceit? M ",
And sho answered, M promised to cleave, andl'vo elcft."
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V , The Mortgaged Farm.
up radiantly through sudden tears.
"Not mine, but ours, darling !
Sho was too happy to speak a word in answer. ,
" You sec, dear," AVat said, "Jack and 1 talked it
)Vor, and wo agreed as ho was so anxious to purchaso'lho
mill and had not means sufficient for both, that I should
As Marion had said to hor mothor. not ovon the loss of : take the farm and loavo him at liberty to invest in mill
fchoir home wont to hor heart with so sharp a pang as did property. It is tho vory host thing for Jack and for his
I this evidence of tho ohautro in hor only brother. mothor, as I oxplaiuod to hor, if only she had received
that Jack should havo j
as to consider his pecuniar
oiifcion of his mother's com
to bo actually turned out of the dear old house and go to ; matter. Forgivo mo that I neglected to inform you, but
reside in a stramio citv. whoro they could never fool at I loft him behind in the maple-fiold, talking with Affcio."
home Oi), this was tho bitterest pang of all ! Marion started up with a glad cry. Coming down tho
So Marion had thought upon tirst reading the letter, ana , opposite tiocnvity oi tno mouaow was somooouy, joyously
Miss'Molnvs words to nor mother ' wavniE ins nana, ana in two minutes sue was soouing m
grown so worldly ana heartless , my lottor. jacic is not iitteu lor a larmor, ana coma novor
y advantage before tho gratill- havo made much of tho farm, as ho will certainly do with
fort: that ho should allow -them ' tho mill. TTo'camo up with me, in order to attend to the
it was not uutil hoariusr
1 that sho awolco to tho cousciousness that fate could havo
even a greater sorrow than this in Store for hor.
One year ago sho had parted from hor accepted lover,
Wat. Ilinton, in mutual anger on both sides. Wat had
become Jealous, and had snoken sharply to her, and in a
her brother's arms sobbing from a fullness of joy such as
sho had novor in hor life before known..
They hastened to tho house, all three, eager to gladden
tho heart of tho mother.
Jack sprang up the stops and took her in his armsj when
ViSlx o -clock!" said SIarianHilyard, looking up sud
denly as tho tall, old-fashioned clock in tho corner rang
out its shrill announcement; 4 six o'clock, and oh ! mothor,
here is .Tommy Lane, punctual to the very moment. Now
wo shall have good news from Jack, I hope."
Sho ran out to the gate, flushed and eagor to receive
tho letter from the country carrier; and returning seated
. herself oh a low stool at her mother's feet, and broke tho
On the. first glance, at its contents a shadoof disappoint
ment dimmed hor blight face.
Instead of rending the note aloud sho glanced hurriedly
over . tho brief lines, and then silently, with a quivering
lipl;,placed it in her mother's hand and turned aside to a
This is what Mrs. llilyard read ; '
HDear Madam : I saw your son a few days since, when,
tOihiyisurprise, ho expressed himself reluctant to .apply
his nioncy to tho redeeming of tho mortgage, saying that
he required it for a speculation which promised to bn more
prbfitablo to him than the holding, of the farm. I have,
therefore, been compelled to dispose of tho mortgago to
;al gentleman of my acquaintance, who proposes to take
immediate possession, and consider it ray duty to inform
you thereof, in order that you may lose no time in. making
I , arrangements for a removal. -
r , l Very respectfully,
ju v ' . . . '"AiyxKii Hakris."
Mrs. llilyard returned the letter to its ehyelpo-with a
trembling hand and a dazed, bewildered lock, as' though
unable to realize the blow which had so. suddenly fallen
-"upon them. l ' '','" ;
Hor eyes met Marion's, and the girl threw herself "upon
her' knees by her mother's, side and hurst into a passion
of tears. ' .'
"Oh, mother, mother I what shall wet do? What Will
become of us?"
'' 'Tho Lord will provide,' " said Mrs. Hilyard, raising
' .her overflowing eyes' to the motto on the wall, embroi-
'dorcd by Marion's own hand. " Where is your faith; my
child that it should fail you in this tho very hour of our
- ,,A Mothor, it is not so much tho loss of our hone, nor
the poverty and trial in store, which grieves me, but that
Jack your own soil, ray own brother should have so
changed. Oh, mothor, 1 kuow that our Father in Meav6n
-will not desert us, hub to whom on earth can wo turn
manner which she considered herself justified in resent- i Wat lifted Myra, who had run to moot them in frantic do
ing. 1 light.
Wat was too proud to apologize, and Marion too proud ! As Marion crossed the threshold, the old clock rang out
as well as too delicate to make advances to a rcconcilia- a woleome chitne. " Seven o'clock ! " said tho girl softly,
tion : and so thev had drifted apart, miserable, tuitil "Wat i Her heart was full, and sho turned away and wont
j had broken the last link by going to the West. ! quickly up to hor room. As sho passed the clock, sho
) She heard of him from time to time through his family, j looked up at it with an expression almost of awe.
but uo word or message to herself ever camo. In all this I "What a lifetime of misery and happiness in one hour,"
while she had lookedlforward with a faint, yearning hope I sho murmured.
to the possibility of his some time returning, and oi all
being made up between them.
But now this last hope was rudely stricken to tho
ground. Wat was going to be married. Uo had forgot
ton hor, and was lost to her forever.
"Oh. it is hardso hard to hear! " thought Marion,
as with hands uucousciously tightly clasped, she passed
If your coal-firo is low, throw on a tablospoonful of salt
and it will help it very much. A little gingor put into
sausage-meat improves the flavor. In icing cakes, dip
f.lio IrrnfV frnrtnfiiitlv into cold water. J hollmor mrsnf.
slowly under tho apple boughs of the old orchard. "Life j for S0Up use cold water to extract the juices ; if tho moat
is bitter. It has taken all from me. it can have no moro j iSWantcd for itself alone, plunge in boiling water at once,
to give. Only my dear mother and Myra ! For their sake . You can get a bottle or barrel of oil off any carpet or
1 must bo strong and try to bear it all." I W00lcn stuff by applying dry buckwheat plentifully and
uutno verge oi uie orcuaru, wuei-ecnomgu uumtsiupeu faithfully; never put water into such a grease spot,; or
abruptly to the meadow, she came to
a muss or tangle a
liquid of any kind. Broil steak without salting ; salt
honeysuckle, fashioned mto a rustic arbor. U at had j flmws the juices in cooking -it is desirable to keep theso
made id lor ner, ana uero in lacs it was unit, uiuy n.m uisjo , :u jf possible : cook over hot lire.
Down m the meadow ran a little pathway,
sonrinrr on both sides : nlace on anlattor : salt and nonner
leading hy i .n f,,Rf. Tiao.C havino a tendeucv to bn toiirrh nan be
i W uinwvvi -" .- -- - k - --r
I a short cut-to Wat's home, a couple ot miles away, mow . mae ratable by stewing gently for two hours ; popper
wiuunuu iJi rt.,,1 cit folrintr nnhnhnnt. a run Ml ot thn linnut whnn.hn. f
. nu v, ...re : .-.-.-. ""- "U" . "
often she had sab hero of all
ium 1 ' ilmin n.nd lottimr tho rest boil into tho meat : brown -tho
j She could scarcely look back upon any Object now be- moat iu tll0 pot . after taking up, make a gravy of the
fore her eyes which was not connected with some associa- )int of iiauid saved. A small piece of obarcoaUn a pot
tion ot Wat. ,. with boiling cabbage removes the smell. Clean oilcloth
There wras the walnut tree wnion ne ami .jacK useu to
climb, and there tho.. clear' laughing brbok in which he
! had taught her to steer the little boat which he had made
for her, laden with grain ilown to Jack's famous water
'mill at the roots of that old willow.
; Further up was the real "grist and saw mill,1' which
Jack had always been so desirous of owning, and which
1 everybody said would be such, a good investment ior one
who could manage it properly. .
I Aud then Marion, seated On the beiich. in the arbor,
turned and looked long and yearningly at the old farm
house peeping from the great beeches across the orchard.
No other place on earth could over bo home to her. And
her mother'? Oh. it would ho harder still for her whose
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ii Oven Jack can become so worldly and heartless?" , -d th'0 sfcrangel. withiaflusli rising on his hands,
t this moment a little blue-eyed girl burst into the j Tn(m ho saids he held out his hand, " Mari
with milk and water : a brush aud soap Anil rum it.
Tumblers that havo had milk iu them should never be put
in hot water. A spoonful of stewed tomatoes in the gravy
of either roast or fried" moat is an improvement." Tlie
skin of a boiled egg is the most . efficacious remedy that
can bo applied to a boil ; peel it carefully, wet and apply
to the part affoctod r it will draw off the matter and re
lieve the sorenoss iu a few hours.
Cheuui Pudding. One quart of.il nir, three cnpfnls
of dried cherries rubbed in flour, four eggs, two .cupfuls
of sugar Ticaten vory light after being added, to tbamace.
Add four oggs, whisked for at least half an hpnr. But
' the pudding in a woll-i-loured cloth, that lias also boon
Whole life of fifty years had been spent under that roof. ; scalded and boiled lor three hours, bend to tho table
A sudden sound aroused Marion a sharp , whistle, as. of! with the accompaniment ot wino sauce.
some one calling to a dog, and she saw with her tear-' Currant Jelly. To make currant jeHy, wash your
dimmed eyes the figure of a mail hurrying along the path- i currants ; mash them with a wooden spoon ju the presorv
way in the meadow. She dfow back behind the screen i ing kettle, and let them simraor for ten minutes. after they
of tuchoneysuckle. '.have come to a boil; then strain through a flannel bag,
The path led past tho arbor, but at the foot of the steep and add to 'every pint of juice a pound of lump sugar ;
baud she would not be discovered in her xotreat. ' So she j boil rapidly for ton or fifteen minutes, skimming the syrup;
thought, but a moment or two after there was a sound of j put iu glasses while hot, but do not close them till, the
footsteps ascending the bank, a rustle of honeysuckle . Jolly is periectly cold.
branches, and Marion saw standing m the entrance ol tho
arbor the figuro of a tall young man, who looked almost
as much startled as herself;
For an instant thoy gazed nt each other Marion pale,
' "Mamma Marion! here is Miss 'Melia Anderson at
ijat the gate in her buggy She says will you step out a
oninute, for she wants to tell you about old Mr. Millard
being sunstruck; and sho daren't leavo hor horse without
somebody to hold hold him."
Marion was in no condition to listen to Miss 'Melia
tho greatest gossip in the neighborhood; so Mrs. llilyard,
drying her eyes, was in civility compelled to see her in
formal visitor. Marion, hor head restiug upon the window-sill
behind the screen of clinging roses, could have
heard every word spoken; but, absorbed in her gr
. paid no attention until the name of Wat Ilinton
upon her ear.
"It's true, for certain, for Maria Jiad it from his own
sister, Aggie ilinton. Says Maria, in her wild way, ' If
ho comes back with all that money' you know his undo
Samuel .left him most of his property last year says
Maria, ' if ho comes back rich, I mean to sot'my cap for
him.' On which Aggie answers, Oh, you needn't, for
he'g to be married before long, and to a real nice, pretty
girl.' Of course Maria wautcd to know all about it, but
Orange Biscuit Beat until quite light tho yolks of
six eggs witlufivti ounces of white sugar ; add one sour
orange, grated, and four ounces of sifted flour. When
these are well-mixed, stir iu the whites of six eggs, beaten
handsome faeo. i to a froth. Have,1 ready a dozen small teacups, prepared
ion, don't -first by buttering and then, sitting, in a little Hour and
vou know me?''
She crave him her hand in silence.
suddenly, with tho sight ot him camo the lull bitterness
of hor sorrow, in the consciousness that he was lost? to
her forever. Sho was nothing to him now, aud he must
be nothing to her.
"I am glad to have so unexpectedly fuun'd you hero in
blowing out what does not adhere. Divide tho mixture
lb was Wat. And ' into these cups, sift sugar on tho top and bake to a hand
Potato Fr.oun. Rasp tho potatoes into a tub of cold
; 1 . 1 1 .AL )t l.n Hn!i1 (( T ft1! aPJsl 41 " T ""- rt rtllltT f ItOlltl
? o?nn,iirl SA iS;r until I hd seen vou v therefore preferable for making puddings and pastry i
ago, and could nou 1 est until l.nad seen 3 ou. : .w.,., oVi inii a i.m-f.inn of if. also im,11WM t;
I 1II1HUW tt" ...T,v..v... jv. v.w - - ...wv. ...,- . , .,.
She met his eyes, bent upon her writh a strange earnest
I water, and change it repeatedly until the raspings tall to
I the bottom liko paste ; then dry itiu tho air, pound it in a
, mortar, and pass it through a hair sieve. It is nearly as
' nutritive and much lighter than wheaton flour. It is
sfcriudv havo spouon a woiu. ,,,,,, mnva
"Marion," said he suddenly,- "have you uo welcome ior many eai s. ?, , ;, .: .
for mo ? Is it possible that you cannot lorgivo 1110 7 '
"Forgive you?" '
" Yes ; for all my absurd jealousy and -pride and folly, j
I have never had a nappy moment since l purwju noin
you, Marion, and 1 have come- back nt last to beg your
forgiveness, and to bog too for the lovo which I forfeited,
hut which I cannot live without."
"T in nofc unrlnvstnnd VOll. Wat. I do UOt kllOW W,llV
., ..w . --.- w--" j . -- V
What to Wear..
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Afftrn nnlv lmiohn1 in 1iai mvftfnr nnc wnw iiftl AHtr n ' VOU SUOU1U BUUilK. LUUH w ixu, viwi"w jim uo Suis
says, 4 1 believe you are joking ! when Aggie replies, If I to be married. ' ! '
AYalter isn't married before winter I'll make you a pros- " Who told you thatot me, Marion .v
i.V VilUlU 11UIJ1 j..tlll,iJ, ,) ""' wvwfc.
my uew earrings which, ho has sent me.' bo you
see it's certain sure; and no doubt ho'll bring his bride to J
visit his family, and thon, tell Marion, wo may look out
for a grand party. When tho Hintons undertake to do
things thoy always do it handsomely."
Marion stayed to hear no moro. Gliding out of a side
door, sho crossed the garden, passing little Myra, who
was fondling a snow-white calf, her great pot and treas
ure, and who called out to hor to "see how fast Snowball
1001 little sister ! It would be as hard upon her as
upon hor mothor and herself lo loavo tho clear old home,
with all the scones and objects endeared to them by tho
association of their lives. For in that ample, pleasant,
old;ftishioned farmho'uso Mrs; llilyard had been-born and
Aggie knows my wishes.
' It was she who encouraged
me to come back. Will you, Marion, darling?"
She had averted her face to Judo hor tearlul eyes,
he now took both hor hands and drew her toward him,
great tide of unspeakable joy rushod over hor,
could only murmur faintly : "Oh, Wat!"
'When thoy wore both calmer sho told him tho heavy
grief that had fallen upon them. They must leave thoir
dear old home, which had. Passed into tho hands of stran
gers. " '"
"Of strangers, -Marion ? Do you call mo a stjrangcr ? ' '
"You, Wap?" '; '
lltt looked surprised i n h is" turn . '
Bonnet strings are moro liko sashes than strings.
, . Mauve, colored Spanish laco to bo fashionable" is ,iriado
into scarfs and fichus. ,
"Antique ' is tho richest and newest sliatlo iu tho gold
colors ; it is almost snuff-color,
Tho littlo bonnets, made entirely of flowers, to which
1 one has only to add laco for crown and strings, are ox
! tromely pretty.
Garlands 01 uowers are worn arounu tno snouiciors ana
fastened on the left sido with a knot of berries. or small
Pretty Watteau tea gowns' havo sleovcs puffed to tho
wrist, with wide collar. Laco-trimmed collar, sleeves, and
bottom of skirt.
Kioh-lined cashmere' wrappers, for hquso wear, aremado
ill princesso shape, and are either trimmed with laqo or are
embroidered in silk and gold thread.
Butterfly bows and rosettes of satin ribbon, with droop
ing ends to fall on the low coiffure, aro worn by young
ladies in preforencp to tho broad Alsaciau bows.
Blue flannel dressos aro now vory much tho ragoand
are. exceedingly pretty. They aro made in various ways,
but? usually with' rpuiid waffst and apron o,verskir., ,;h
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