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Louise Duperrier was eighteen years
, of age ; she danced gracefully, sang agree
ably and played the piano like the rest of
the world i her family thought it time for
her to marry.
Among the young men that visited at
.'their house was Edouard Larernay, who
.-could make a graceful bow, turn a com
pliment well, respect the rules of a qua
". drille, arid decipher at first glance a new
( romance ; he was in his twenty-sixth year,
and just been admitted to the bar, and
was altogether a perfectly suitable hus-
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Madame Duperrier assumed one day a
very grave air to announce to her daugh
ter that she must prepare to become Ma
dame Lavernay, the Lavernay and Du
perrier families have come to an agree
ment on the reciprocal advantages of a
. marriage between Edouard and Louise.
Out of respect to that wise custom which
proscribes that before the indissoluble knot
is tied a young couple should have time
..to study each others character, it was re
solved to allow a reasonable latitude to
(this mutual investigation, and the signa
ture of the contract of marriage was de
ferred for a fortnight. As Edouard during
this time was authorized to visit his be
. irothed every day, Madame Duperrier
thought it her duty to give some instruc
tions to her daughter, which might be
summed up thus :
My child, no caprices, no inequalities
of temper, and, above all, no negligences
in your toilette. Your lover, at whatever
moment he may present himself, must
find you gentle, smiling and perfectly well
dressed ; marriage is a battle to be gained;
be always under arms."
The task was not difficult. Edouard,
delighted at a marriage which secured
to him two things generally envied, a fine
dowry and a pretty wife, took care to pre
sent himself in full toilette, morally as
, well as physically. Could Louise do oth
erwise than amiable to a lover always
gracious, attentive, submissive ?
v The fortnight of trial passed in a per
fectly satisfactory manner on both sides ;
. the contract was signed, and the young
. cocp src7econUucted ITi great pomp be
. fore te mayor and the cure.
"We have shown Edouard and Louise
in their character of betrothed lovers, let
us look at them now as husband and wife.
Contrary to the assertions of astrono
mers, who pretend, that every moon is
composed of four quarters, the honeymoon
of the new couple was not prolonged be
yond the first.. They had yet in their
cars the thousand voices which wished
, 'them an unalterable felicity, when the
. first cloud darkened their horizon ; yet it
was a day which seemed made for happi
ness ; the skies were blue, the sun re
spleudant. "No more visits to make, thank Hea
ven V said Edouard; "this a lovely day,
which wc can spend as we like."
"And we shall have a delightful prom
enade shall we not ?"
"With all my heart ; get ready as soon
as possible."
"You need not fear. I shall not make
you wait."
"What a pleasure," said Edouard, rub
bing his hands joyfully, "to get away for
a little while from this confused, noisy
Taris, and breathe the pure air of the
"What did you say, my friend?"
"I said that in the month of July, and
in weather like this, the country must be
in all its splendor."
"O ! the country is very dismal."
"Do you think so ? nothing can be gay
er; woods, meadows, bowers, rivulets,
birds twittering in the trees."
"And not a voice to say as we pass
along: "What a handsome couple !" I
confess, I prefer the boulevards."
'OhI the boulevards do you think
them pleasant?"
"Two rows of trees between two rows
of houses."
"Bat what houses! They are palaces."
"A pell-mell of carriages and people
crossing and hitting each other."
"An agreeable variety Df shops and
"There is no noise or movement in the
country, I must allow, only the silence of
the desert and the immobility of the
tomb. Come now, confess your defeat with
good grace ; the country is death, Paris
life. We will have a walk on the boule
vard." '"-
"Kot at all. I have an insurmountable
antipathy to the boulevards. We will go
to the country."
"L this an order ?' "
"A request, and your are too good not
to yield," .
"To yield to tyranny, however masked,
is not goodness, but weakness.".'
"I am curious to know who the tyrant
is.'" -
4iYou, sir, who require me to sacrifice
my taste to yours."
"It is rather you, madame, who pay no
regard to my wishes, and wish to subject
me to your caprices." . .. .
"I assure.you that I am not at all dis
posed to accept the part of a victim."
"And I certainly shall not consent ito
be yours." -
Edouard and Louise fb'oked'ai' ''gaeh
other for a momerft,"thefa, wilbjjtiioij
mntuameiiance, tney seated themselves,
Louise at her piano, and Edouard on a
sofa. He took a book and began to read
with imperturbable calmness. The fin
gers of Louise remained immovable upon
the keys, but the agitation of her little
feet beating a tattoo upon the floor showed
that her nerves were more irritable than
those of her husband.
Edouard at length made a movement
of impatience.
"This reading interests me, madame ; I
should like to pursue it uninterrupted.
This music "
"Does it disturb you ? I am exceed
ingly sorry, but it is necessary to continue
my musical studies."
"Without touching the keys. A singu
lar method."
"I am in despair that it does not please
you. .. . .
The tattoo became more animated.
"I must withdraw my study," said Ed
ouard at length.
"I would not have the presumption to
place any obstacle in your way."
Edouard rose ; Louise, as he was about
to quit the room, said
"If however, you should decide "
"To accompany you to the boulevard?
impossible, madame."
As he was crossing the threshold of the
door, he turned :
" If, on reflection, you should con
clude "
"To follow you to the country ? Nev
er, sir." Edouard marched out with all
the gravity of an aspirant to the tnagis-
"It is a declaration of wai-," said Louise,
indignantly. "I accept it."
From this time, matters became worse
and worse every diy. Edouard and
Louise, more and more irritated against
each other, had no other care or occupa
tion to invent means of annoyance. In
their rare conversation, irony and epi
gram were ever on their lips. Happiness
avid peace seemed forever banished from
the household fofever.
Louise went one day to visit a friend ;
it was raining, and while the ladies were
talking of the fashions ancfthe theatre,
the master of the house entered followed
by a Newfoundland dog, who was both
wet and muddy. Happy to find himself
under shelter, the animal gave a shake
which distributed around him a dew of a
very doubtful purity, then began to leap
upon the silk dresses of his mistress and
Louise, leaving the prints of his paws at
every bound ; at last he stretched himself
out on a divan of sky-blue velvet, between
two cushions whose embroidery he gnaw
ed by way of amusement. On her re
turn, Louise was imprudent enough to
describe this scene in no approving terms
in the presence of her husband. Her
comments were not lost upon Edouard
who returned the same evening with a
magnificent Newfoundland dog answerins
the name of Tom.
At a breakfast which Edouard gave to
some of his friends,the conversation turned
upon the instincts and habits of animals
each of the guests spoke of his repug
nances or predilictions ; Edouard ex
pressed the greatest antipathy to the cat.
"It is selfish, thieving, cruel," he said
"its caresses are not marks of affection
but expressions ot its wants. When it
gets a mouse in its claws, it will restore it
to a dreadful liberty, twenty times, for the
pleasure of seizing it again. There never
was more horrible torture for a pleasure
nor more refined cruelty in an cxecu
After this violent sortie of the feline
race, Louise could not live without a cat
she chose a superb Angora, which she
christened with the name of Raton.
It may be imagined that there was not
an entente cordial Tom and Eaton. Lou
ise, always ready to come to the assis
tance of her favorite, was lavish of cor
rection to Tom, while Eaton received an
equal share from Edouard, all which did
not increase the harmony of the house
hold. r . .
Among the visitors whom the ties ol
relationship or their position ia thefworld
obliged Edouard and Louise to receive,
there were some who monsieur favored
with bis affection, Ivhile for others he felt
repugnance. Madame made it her duty
to be very liberal of courtesies to the last,
and to reserve all her coldness for the
former. It is ' uselessto add monsieur
made rehearsals on the persons whom
madame liked or detested.
.. ...
Edouard naturally gay in his disposi
tion, had a grea aversion for sombre
colors, particularly black. Louise. had
suddenly a great'' paision for this" color.
She woVelackiahtfljftsJ' black lr esses,
von wnnl1 1i
her family.
Retaliation was not long in coming, i
Louise had said a hundred times that she
would not change their apartments in the
Rue de Rivole for a palace ; Edouard
suddenly discovered that the location was
too noisy, he gave warning to his land
lord, and took lodgings in a dark house
in the most deserted street of the Morais.
Music, even in 6pite of the opinion
which Motier puts in the mouth of the
professor of M. Jordain, was powerless to
re-establish harmony. To the great an
noyance of delicate ears in the neighbor
hood, as soon as madame began to play
in the key of tot, monsieur would take a
prediliction for the key of la, and if mon
sieur found pleasure in the melancholy
movement of an adaigo, madame com
menced immediately one of the most
parkling polka of her repertoire.
They had lived thus for more than a
month. The vase was full ; a drop was
only wanting to make it overflow. It was
not long in comingi
One morning, Edouard, as he was
about to go to the court room, perceived
Raton nonchalantly extended upon the
papers he was to take with him. It was
permitted to Tom to take such a liberty,
but in Raton it was irreverence which
could not be chastised too severely. The
indiscreet Angora, vigorously seized by
the neck, described a curve whose ex
tremity encountered a beautiful porcelain
vase, a recent present to Louise from her
dearest boarding-school friend. Attracted
by the noise, she had no difficulty in de
teenng tne cuiprit.
"You have taught me, sir, to be sur
prised at nothing," she said, picking up
the precious fragments.
Blame this cursed animal, madame,
whom I found extended on my papers."
"This poor animal has only spared you
the iniative in a new style of annoyance,
which you would doubtless soon have in
vented." "I am lost in admiration of your per
spicacity, madame, and especially at the
amiability of your conjectures."
"To-predict the future it is only neces
sary to recall the past."
" You delight in playing the part of a
"No one will dispute with you the palm
in that of tyrant.
"If the tyranny is so insupportable "
"The slave should then throw off the
yoke ? Is that what you were about to
say, sir
"At any rate nothing is easier ; hus
bands have no bastiles at the present dav
to support this pretended tyranny."
"If they had, most of them would throw
the doors open on condition of never see
ing the prisoners again."
"A not unreasonable conjecture."
"I have been thinking seriously, for
some time, of satisfying your secret de
"Indeed ! I have not been accustomed
to have my wishes thus anticipated."
"My mother has already offered me an
"Ah ! you are a woman of precaution."
"And of execution."
"Whenever you tvish "
"This very evening, sir."
"The sooner the better."
"The quarrel was interrupted by the
announcement : "Here is the doctor, ma
dame." Louise had been indisposed for several
days, and had given orders that the phy
sician should be sent for.
None of the disputes between the hus
band and wife had proceeded so far as
this ; Edouard bowed to the doctor, and
went out, merely casting a haughty glauce
at his wife, which was returned with in
What took place between Louise and the
physician ? Nothing but what was very
common. The doctor gravely .elt at her
pulse, made inquiries respecting her ap
petite, her diet, the state of her spirits ;
then, having expressed his opinion in a
few words, be wrote a mild prescription
f j an4 withdrew ; yet he hardly departed
when Louise sank back into berir,
ahd tears flowed freely down her cljks ;
but her grief w as not of long flusiton.
Ev dfrrees her brow became mntse- I
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vere ; & smile appeared upon Lerips ;
the color returned to her cheeks her
eyes shone.
"Yes," she exclaimed, "H is a sjred
duty, which I will perform," an joon
after she added, "a duty"! I will mie it
a pleasure. I will find my bappions in
it." ', ;
She did not go to her mother thatjven
ing as she had threatened.
- Edouard did not pass a ve;? f nnau.
night; though satisfied he "f.
that he might have done it with a little
less harshness ; .but the evil was irrepar
able now ; honust meet the consequences,
with firmness and philosophy. 1
We may judge of his surprise the next
morning when at the breakfast hour he
saw Louise take her usual place at table.
He looked in vain for any traces of the
anger which had animated her the even
ing before. Her face was perfectly calm
though somewhat pale. Edouard at
tributing to illness what was the natural
consequences of a sleepless night, though
himself bound at least to make the com
mon place enquiry after her health, and
"Are you indisposed, madame ?"
"I have been, but am quite Well now,"
she replied, in a tone so gentle as to excite
Edouard's surprise.
At the close of the repast, the cooks
came in to receive her orders.
"I wish you to procure some wood
cocks for dinner to-day," said Louise.
"But I thought madame disliked them.'
"My husband fancies them, that is
It MtoA a trifling thing, but it was the
first concession that Louise had made
since their marriage, and her husband
said, good humoredly
"Since we are to have woodcocks you
had better invite your uncle Joseph to
Uncle Joseph was one of those on whom
monsieur had most frequently avenged the
sarcasms of madame.
Edouard had replied to the civility of
Louise by a civilitv on him part,- yet he
kept himself on his guard. "Women are
adroit," he reflected. "What they cannot
gain by force they attempt to gain by art
Perhaps this unexpected difference is a
trap for my generosity: I must be firm
as well as courteous."
The day had commenced too well to
end ill. Edouard, in the course of it, re
calling the aerial voyage of the unfortu
nate Raton, began to feel some remorse,
and looked around for the poor animal to
give it, at least the indemnity of a caress ;
but the Angora was neither on the car
pet nor on the divan, nor on the Jaw pa
pers, which had been the starting point
for its perilous leap.
What has become of Raton ?" he asked
of a servant
"Raton has cone away. I carried it
this morning to madame's mother. Ma
dame has made her a present of it."
This was so extraordinary, incompre
hensible, that it had to be repeated before
Edouard could believe it.
And his surprise was not greater than
that of honest uncle Joseph, when on ac
cepting, somewhat unwillingly, his niece's
invitation, Edouard met him with a cor
dial smile, pressed his hand warmly, and
paid him many compliments ; and, what
was still more agreeable, there was no
snarling Tom to salute him as usual with
a growl.
"What have you done with Tom 7 he
asked at length. "Have you shut him
"I have done better ; I have scut him
to a brother lawyer who admired him very
much while I was glad to be rid of a trou
blesome animal who bit my friends and
annoyed my wife.
It is necessary to say that during the
rest of the day Louise was charmingly
amiable, and Edouard overflowing with
frank gayety, and that uncle Joseph, on
his return home, declared that now that
that dog was gone, the house of his niece
was a veritable terrestrial paradise.
The next day, while at her toilet Lou-
ise put her hand, by habit, on oue of those
black dresses which Edouard particularly
disliked, but, recollecting herself, she se
lected the freshest and most coquetish
dress in her wardrobe, placed a flower in
her hair aud another in her eomge, then
yielding to the influence of the bright
colors of her attire, she began to sing
merrily, running from one apartment to
another to survey herself in the different
ouiMowy-sue cncouu.erea r.uouaru
the passage. Their meeting was like
coup de Theatre. Ixmise in her gay dress,
with a bright mile on her lips an ex
pression of pleasure on her face and so
nrpttv there was all the difference te-
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tween a sulky woman and
A weuwn in
-good humor.
Edouard's admiration betrayed itscji
by an involuntary exclamation, but alarm
ed at this imprudent manifestation he re
treated suddenly, in far of losing that ;
firmness and diirnitv which he considered
U necessary to maintain
"""J- nH T
RfTfiin he was better prenarea oui not it
"Your toilette, mndatne," he said, 're-
dismal. Our apartments in the Rue dn 1
Rivoli are not 3-et retitea ; we can return !
there if it is agreeable to you."
c '
tion of the head that she felt the value of!
this generous offer.
"Verily," she said to herself, "by force
of obeying lam likely to become mis-
"I am satisfied with myself," said
Edouard in returning to his apartment
"Without showing any weakness I have
acknowledged an attention' by an equiva
lent one. I have acquitted myself of an
obligation like a gentleman, and not like
a simpleton."
In the contentment which this self-approbation
inspired, he took his flute and
commenced a lively measure. All at once,
it seemed to him that a distant piano was 1
responding to the same theme, and with
notes not less sparkling. He stops.
The piano is silent. He recommences in
a still more lively movement ; the piano
abandons itself to the most brilliant vari
ations. Is it an illusion ? No, certainly, the
piano of Louise finds itself for the first
time after so long an interval in accord
with Edouard's flute.
Charmed with a pleasure whose novel
ty doubled its attraction, our virtues now
changed the allegro movement to an adai
go full of sentiment and tenderness. Im
mediately the piano murmurs an accom
paniment of seraphic sweetness. A touch
ing emulation seems 'to inspire the two
instruments ; the flute eiglts and weeps ;
the piano forgets its light and sparkling
nature to become mellow and caressing.
Ccuri4 ,w4tv hj- -the irreeioUible power of
harmony, the souls of the two perform
ers seem to meet into one. Suddenly,
the flute stops ; Louise waits for it to re
commence ; when slic hears a step be
hind her and her husbands arm is around
her waist
Monsieur Jourdain's professor of music
was right !
"How pleasant it is to understand each
other V said Edouard one evening after
they were established again in their new
apartments in the Rue de Rivoli.
"Yet we have debarred ourselves for a
whole month of that enjoyment," replied
"What folly!"
"And the folly would have lasted j-et.
sir," said Louise, archly, "1 f I had not the
inspiration to take the first step."
"You are an angel 1 I shall never par
don myself for having allowed you to an
ticipate me in your generosity."
"I am too honest, dear Edouard, to let
you attribute to generosity what was only
the result of a single word of our good
doctor. The day I threatened you with
a separation and was fully resolved to ex
ecute my foolish menace, but hardly wa
tlint mnfruMLl vmril ririkiimmeffl tlmn .u. 1
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tire revolution took place in my ideas ;
my eyes were open to a new light"
"And what was this important word to
which I owe so much fcuppiuess."
"This word ! You lnust guess it with
out my pronouncing it. Come !"
Taking her husband by the hand, Lou
ise led him too a little cabinet which had
been closed 6ince their return to their
former lodgings.
in the midst of the cabinet was a cradle, j conies sour alter Wsiog taken irotn luc a;j fXdn cut into ehaff, some without hav,
c T" r cows, aad l-rlcj .i-.krU Jos wises. vili,Mt cJovcr, some with much
Sox Scus.-have all the ud. from When the cow. l,e i, Le poured far M Kmie ilh S(.ar,.pl anv.
the sink and the laundry. If you do not j from the l,olu, k U lhlim ...
want a for purpose, of ,rr,gtion, let , M to milk tbem in the field, for a;e -!ve frdWr, g5ve brb-y.
beconveyedtoyour manure heap, or j drive aluug a Uot road, e.poM:4 to the ' Wld ,ma:t fartw.rj u5, ,,,at. . FWd
mixed with material for compost No;un j,x k c-iiial Lana u ii-ir n i'l n. il. : , ,. ,
....... 1 i " iutt' iono 4r"''' dej.ld-pirt.nding uton the sod aod situa-
artiele of a liquid nature ..oses rnore j rju.lS about the field, when to !.-... r,... .-4 ,!. rfm.
powerful alimentary properties, and as
econouiization will be found a source of;
considerable profit to any one who will
properly use it. It contains the. food of
j plants in a state of solution, and is there-
fore prepared to act at once and ith
energy. By mixing it with sod, chip
manure, muck, refuse straw, green veg
etable matter, or indeed, any kind of dis
composed rubbish, and allowing the whole
to ferment slowly, a uk4 excellent ferti- ply of freb, good ater for tbcin U io
lizer for Indian corn may Le prepared, ! dUj.eu.-slk' for ilwir doig well thd jkU
and one lliat HI Lriiig forward the cr-jpi ding a q iai.tity of milk. GarJrmer'i
wuu greaier vigor umo aiuiovt any other
article that can be niMid . It is also a
1 I'frMf initio li?n : a ir.'jmii C,m 1 !ir.i ?... i
iu ; QUS TtuUcsm,.iuMt WJ(l.,,Wf ,ru,.uin.
a 1 Lcrs, ice.
An American medical ta.l.'t.t, riling j Wc CHi.nut think it judicious to ?t pai
from Tari to the Amvrioan Medio! tJa-jate the working hors of a farm while
r i .!,. . t...! 1 r.t-.!'.n' or tfMins; horses arc naturally
Wile ivll tPUiivJ.',.', u.t v"i v .'
Mugendie on of the nxt Miiiueot j
V JLh i.hr.ian and r-hvoWi-t i
comnicnc; a lfcture soinewiuH iir iu kw-inmtiv i ..- 0-
lowing words : i pugnacious in U-ir habits vet whun om-o
"Gentlemen Medicine is a great huio-
: i-iiii!. indeed! It is noil
, . ... . t
slunj like science, i
, ,,,., ,,,a. .
i iOUUI StliC HI'-U V"'J,i iw, " v
n,01.,ulllI14 w Sr. n ignorant n
mpn r-n he. Vho know, anythins in the
11 1 1 1 loiitlktiiin von i
have done me the honor to come hero to
attend r. v lecture, and I rntiit tell
frankly now, in the beginning, that I know j
nothing in the world about medicine, and
T . J . 1 1 1 . I 1
1 u"il 1 kuow ""J wuo KUOWS n.v
thing about it. lWt think for a moment
that I haven't read the bills advertising
the course of lectures at the Medical
School ; I know that this man teaches
anatomy, that man teaches pathology,
another man physiology, such a oms the
rapeutics, such another materia mod tea -Kt
bicn ' et ajre$ What's known all
about that? Why, gentlemen, at the
school of Moritpelier, (God knows it was
famous enough in its day,) they discarded
the study of anatomy, and taught nothing
but the dispensary ; and the doctors edu
cated there knew just as much, and were
quite as successful as any others. I re
peat it, nobody knows anything about
medicine. True enough, we are gather
ing facts every day. We can produce
typhus fever, for example, by injecting a
certain substance into the veins of a dog
that's something ; we alleviate diabetes,
and I see distinctly, we are fast Approach
ing the day when phthisis can be cured
as easily as any disease. We are col
lecting facts in the right spirit, and I dare
say in a century or so the accumulation
of facts may enntile our successors to
form a medical science ; but I repeat to
you, there is no such thing now as a med
ical science. Who can tell me how to
cure the headache ? or the gout ? or dis
ease of the heart ? Nobody. Oh ! you
tell me doctors cure people. I grant
you, people are cured. But how are thej
cured ? Gentlemen, nature does a great
deal. Imagination docs a good deal.
Doctors do devilish little when they
don't do harm. Let me tell Jou, gentle
men, what I did when I was the head
physician at Hotel Dieu. Some 3,000 or
4,000 pctients passed through my hands
every year. I divided the patients into
two classes ; with one, I fullowcd the dis
pensary and gave them the usual medi
cines without having the least ida why
or wherefore ; to the other, I gave bread
pills and colored water, without, of course,
letting them know anything about it
and occasionally, gentlemen, I would
create a third divii.m, to whom I pave
nothing whatever. These last would fret
a good deal, thry would feel they were
neglected, unless tbcv are well dru"ed
the fools !) and they would irritate them
selves until they got really rick, but u i
ture invariably came to the rescue, and
all the persons iu thisthiid class got w.-H
There was little mortality among those
who received bread pills and colored wa
ter, and the mortality was greatest among
those ho were carefully drugged accor
ding to the dUjenary !"
Care should be tuken during the warm
weather of ibid month, that the tows
should be in pastures ith convenient
shade, or their oiistaiit uncninet-s from
teasing of files hind-rs their feeding, aiJ
their becoming so U-aud from running,
bravery injuriou dTect on the milk,
which isle in quantity, very oon be-
,j,e U!i, A ve I U then tak n 011 whctls.
drawn by the milkers, or a liore, aceor-
icft to fc.'iiiid in a cool tipot, awl be takn
Lutue steadily with as little shaking a
may be The cow. hou!i get a change
of grass at kat oiicc ft week, even if to
uo Letter pasture. They are fuuud to
fe;d better, ai.J k p Olore (tettkd, tlmn
1 if feft l.,i-er in one tiell. A good sip-
Woiaiu's wh'jk life i- s hi t
. i . i.i i.
accustomed to u-isoiuue wuu uieir tin
ikiml, they are reluctant lobe parted from
heir ctmiimiiKm. anil Rivavs wcieonm
j their approach or return. 1 Ucy arc also
jverr M'ii..ibk to much confinement, so
' 011 W m-,..,r o. u.o ..,.s u.
' .1 ',. ... il..... liarnn ninmir
J .
Ut,Ul i-oesitle to In
h air as much us i
;'ttiPHiitle witii tliecmptoyment tUcy r
intended fur. A nag horse coining off a
journey, often in a state ot profuse per-
liru!um -lunik 1 II- IifTl'i.-L f t v l.nAi!ii.1
' . . ' 1 ... v
from the external air, so that no chilliness
is induced or draughts admitted to occa
sion cold, but with cart-horses lcs-s pre
caution is needed, and the only care re
quired i- that thry be well rubbed down
until their coats are dry, and they may
then be permitted, after a feed, to range
a yard only sheltered from a northerly
wind. This arrangement implies that a
covered building is provided, with a man
ger long in proportion to the number of
occupants, each horse requiring about four
feet of manger. The oicn part of such
building should, if possible, face the south;
when it tends ei,ther to the east or west, it
will be necessary that the opening should
not extend the whole length of such buil
ding, a ia-sa:r; or doorway beins left
large enough to admit free egress or in
gress for the horses to or from the yard.
In the yard may be introduced one or
more cribs for fodder, and on one side
should be a trough well supplied with wa
ter, for all animals domesticated by man,
none retain more unmistakably an ardent
love of freedom and independence if well
treated and properly matinged. The well
known proverb of "taking a horse to wa
ter, but you cannot make him drink," ex
emplifies iu some measure his resolute
tendency to conult his own inclination,
and yet how grateful fur good usage, how
tractable to skillful handling, how emu
lous of surpassing his rivals, whether
hunting or racing, whether spanking on
the road in a dog cart, or trembling with
energy et a dead pull ! Let cart-horses
which work together by all means cat
together in a roomy sheltered yard, an J
if they are not overworked, how amus
ing it is fo notice, and how necessary it is
to guard against their attempts to lift the
latch and escape to a wider range. This
fondness for liberty of frolic or mischief,
according to the natural bout or idiosvn
cracy of the animal, sometimes is more
serious than amusing, for a sharp-no.-ci!
and keen-uitted rascal will by such tricks
lead his congeners to the ound or into a
field of cropping or other, expensive
serajie. A large yard with a covered
shed will keep them in health; they will
rest better, have a roll frequently, and
often prefer lying in the yard exposed to
wind and rain, if the lair oftra wis plen
tifully renewed, rather lLan lie under
cover; note the condition of hordes to
kept as compared w ith the solitary rogues
having equal measures of food, and il
will be found that the hocial party will
do far more credit to the farmer than
those i-o'atcd; they will be less ssccj
sible of iiiclenieiit weather, have fewer
ailiaciiU, and do more work. Thtzc jot
tings arc open to ci ttici.m s let other
narrate tht-ir experience ; we are ready
for correction if wrong, and promise to
weigh well a contrary practice whenolh-
it modes liKvebconsiMcosfuliv pursued.
, 1Tt i indeed great room for discussion
w lua!U.rs pertaining to this subject, so
:,--. JiftVwnt plan xit of feeding
; mnus WUJ, bruised food, Mtite with
' .a ,1.. . wi... W,. , rm,
" ft fcV V " '-. 1 ...... - t - - .
l ,,e fftRurr J t(0t willing to ronfet to any
defect of information or negligent trcat-
tnmt, and when there i no complaint,
the mult wonder that such a simple
affair is thought deserving any notice.
(Jardfiur't Chronicle, Kng.
MAkClit.!! U TO THE RlSCtfc.
Where ere the men of :ace ? Are the
fear. ofMancliexter so stufl;d with cotton,
that boding cait l'iercc them 'iJ'anch.
KikTHLr Iu. The cvili of the
j orkl ill coiilimic ut.iil pbikrtoplHyr be-
of iconic kw.;?. or king f- e.-mc .:iki'.
grpgarunis; tuey love n no aatwua
they invariably test the strength of a

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