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Notires in bea-R roluiiiua. lueuta t.r line each in at-ll.uu, l.ut nocbargea made of leaetuau&uceuta. Notli-aof Diialbaaud Marrlareainerrtid gratia. bnt "xb'bded obituary Ni.tirea of l'oetry Mill be charged at tin- rati- nf ttve rente tier line. YOL. XXXVI. MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 1879. NO. 28. MONTPELIER. VT. WEDNESDAY. JULY 9. 1879. A letter from St. Landry parish, Louisi-in-i, to llio New York Sun, says many of the negro lalwrors propose to go to Kan sas in ihe fall. A trained kitten at North Berwick, Me., drinks milk out of an ounce vial, which it Mis to its mouth with its fore paws. It never takes it meal without wearing a bib :inJ always bus itsniuuth wiped, afterward. Mr. Thomas Hughes having been ap plied to for permi-sion to print ' Juiu limtvn" in raised characters for the blind, grunted tliu desired permission and euclos td a check to half pay the expense. The Egyptian obolisk should he erected in Grauiercy Park, New York, in front of tint democratic, national headquarters in tint city. It is covered all over with ciphers. Washington Republican. Siime ill-na'urctl fellow, wbo is Jealous of the Buckeye sta'e, Says that the minor is contradicted that an Ohio mm tele graphed to President Hayes to keep the position of prince imperial opon to him. Annoyed because they can bring no d im ming chargi; against tho republ'can cand 'lute for governor ill Ohio. I he (Jin c nniti Enquirer has taken to spelling his name "Chaw Its l'hawsiah." Awful hard up for weapons, aren't they? The largest oyster ever found was one laken at Mobile in 1810. It measured three feet and one inch in length, and twenty-one anil one half inches in breadih across its widest part. It was openod and served up in a savory stew. A young man who went from Iowa to I.eadville about six weeks ago, writes cheerfully back to his friends: " I have gained three pounds sinco I caine hpre and ; lined it all in half ounce installments Haven't been shot in the head yet." Speaking of Grant and his travels, the Boston Transcript remarks that if there is one thing more than another that army life brings to n man, it is the rare (for Americans) accomplishment of loafing, contentedly, by the month iind year. Watterson is anxious and worried over the democratic prospect in Ohio. He now a-ks his democratic brethren in that lively stale to let the financial differences go and light the campaign for the obliteration of sectionalism from politics and "on con stitutional issues." Butler's prospects are said lo be good in the line of governorship. Representative men of the " Widow " wing of tho Mas sachusetts democratic party statu that he will receive and accept the nominatinn both from the labor reform and democratic conventions this fall. They say reports have been received from the largest towns in the stale during last week, and with but a single exception theso reports favored Butler's nomination. They say their convention will lie held in Worcester in .September, but the gubernatorial nom ination of llutler will be made previously by either the labor reform or greenback organization. Tim Spartanburg (S. C.) grand jury evidently believe in capital punishment. Judge Pressley of tho court of general sessions called their attention to the recent lyncliing of John J. Moore, the villain who ravished and then murdered a youn woman, as an unlawful act. The jury examined into and reported in justification of the lyncliing, as an outburst of populnr indignation which merely anticipated the sentence of the law of the land. Further more, went on to charge the increase of crime in tho slate to the substitution of penitentiary di-cioline for tho gallows. franklv admitting that they h id little faith in the relormation o! criminals. The other day a I'lattsburg fisherman caught a five pound salmon near the in null of the S iranac the first one taken in these waters for over forty years. They once swarmed at the mouth of the Saranac and ureat numbers wero speared there. and the question is, Is this salmon one of the old stock which followed the custom of its remote ancestors, and strayed from the sea up the St. Lawrence and Kichelieu rivers into Lake Champlain, in search of the old snawnins beds in tho Saranac river, from which they were shut off hj dams nearly it century ago; or are they some of the results of Seth Green s alleged salmon stocking of Lake Cham plain a few years ago? Somo four or five years ago General Beauregard was serenaded in Biliiiuoie by some young bloods who made lauditory speeches in praise ol the cliiellain, at tile same time triumphantly declaring that they were not conquered in the conflict with the north, but merely overcome by numbers. After listening to the cheap bravado, Heauregar! said: " Gentlemen, did any of you do any fighting during the late war? lo tins mere was only a neg ative response. " Well, gentlemen, I did do somo fiirh'ing. and I was conquered Good night, gentlemen." Beauregard ha since that day been treated by the south with the same contempt that has been lav ished upon Longstreet, Ileal estate 19 rising in Now York, under the clear indications of a general revival of business. A lame block of real estate was sold there, last week, for $100,000 more than the sum at which it was la-t summer offered, without eliciting a single bid. The Philadelphia Ledger, nlluding to the excess of 8 202,940 bushels of wheat and of 1.075.605 bushels of corn in our grain exports of tho past eight wocks over those ol the samo period last year, and to the promiso of the great southern cotton crop, says that " the actual work- ingmen of tne country are io-uay more fully employed and at belter wages, the purchasing power of money considered, ihnn Ht any poiiod since tho disband nicni of the armies at tho close of the war." I may claim to have been one of the aspo.-tles of independent journalism, bin the zeal of the new converts has quite left me among ihe old fogies. It never occur red to me that in refusing lo obey blindly every behest of a party it was necessary to keep aloof from parly to shut off one's self from the sole agency through which, among free people, lusting political results can be attained. A government like ours without parlies is impossible. Substantial reform can only be reached through the action of parties. The true statesman and tho really influential editor are those who arc able lo control arid guido parties, not those who waste their strength in. merely thrusting aside and breaking up the only tools with which thoir work can bo done. Whitelato Iteid. Whilo there is little need of cautioning the majority of people against exposing themselves during a thunder storm, the killing of two children in a summer house near New York on Sunday is a reminder of the possibilities in an electric visitation None but the foolhardy, igi orant of what is known about atmosplioric electricity, and what takes place in a lightning stroke, will neglect to watch the probable nearness of approach of tho electric cloud. and take measures accordingly, such as removing from the vicinity of tall isolated objects, avoiding currents of air, and get ting awav from chimnovs and walls. Pro fessor Olmstcad used to say that more people were killed annually by lightning lhan by railroad and steamboat accidents put together. Transcript. The Benefits of Pure Water. The following is an extract from an in teresting paper which was read beforo the franklin county farmers club recently by Geo. H. Wood: Mr. Wood says: The quality of water we use for domestic pui poses, dunking and cooking, is a matter of vital import ance. The heal h of almost every com munity is almost in exact proportion to the purity of the water which the people are accustomed to use. Good, wholesome water is beyond all price; foul waier is an unmitigated curse; it is loaded with dis ease and death and will sooner or later provo a terrible scourge to all who use it. 1 he many questions relating to the pol lution of English rivers were exhaustively considered by a commission established by act of parliament. Theso i-imimissiuii-ers classify drinking water as follows: Wholesome 1. Spring wajer: 2. JJep well water: 8. Upland surface Water. Suspicious 4. Stored rain water: 5. Surface water from cultivated land. Dangerous 0. Kiver water to which sewerage gets access: 7. Shallow well water. The above classification was established by the commission after an examination ol over 2,000 samples of water claimed to be ilrinkablc. Ihe high character ot the commissioners and ibeir exhaustive labor should entitle their conclusions to great weight. The point settled by the English commissioners should be fixed in tiie pub lic mind, and 1 do not see how 1 could confer any more practical benefit upon the rucnipcrs ol tins club man by maKing a concise statement of the points settled by this high authority: 1st. YV here a river or stream ol water has been polluted by sewerage, in any p u t of its course, it is polluted from that Kint down to its mouth. lo river in the flailed Kincdum is lony cnun?h to destroy the ell'i el of sewerage when ouce received. 2d. lucre is no known procesB, natural or artificial, to remove the sewerage con tamination from water except by long boiling or distillation, and, therefore, such water should never be used for domestic purposes. id. .No tillering ol any kind or descrip tion whatever can remove the minute germs of disea.-e which exist in dilute sewerage waier not even liltratiou through a solid stratum of chalk. 4th. Poisoned water is poisoned still, however much diluted cveu whem chem ical analysis can not detect tho slightest contamination. Hence chominul analysis U of no account except in casoa of gross or sensible pollution, in which case it is scarcely needed. The infinitesimal pois oning ol water can only be determined by tho increasing death rate among those who usu it. 5ih. Any organic matter will poi.-on water, and cannot bo removed except by boiling or distillation. Gib. T he most dangerous organic sub stance is human cxcremcntal matter, and specially so when from cholera and fever patients. fib. .shallow well water is tne most dangerous of all waiers. Of four bun- lied and twelve shallow wells examined by the royal commissioners, they pro nounce them all, with few exceptions, en tirely unlit for human consumption. With regard to filtering or disinfecting such water, they mournfully add that disinfect ants do not disinfect and filter beds do not filter. Both attempts have been costly failures. How the Battle G hound of TrtF. Wilderness Looks. I went over the Wilderness route, writes a correspondent of the Cincinnati Enquirer, n sight almost all the way ol the leading roads on which Lee s army hud moved out from behind the llapidan to strike Grant in the line of niaicli lor Kiclmiond. At this time no railroad existed through the wilderness. A narrow gauge railroad of very rough qual ity, about thirty-nine miles long, now reaches the whole distance from Orange to Fredericksburg, passing within sight of Chanoellorsville.within a short distauce of the Wilderness tavern, and crossing Mine Kun, where Meade lost so much time, on a high, frail truslle: tho railroad also crosses the lines of march of Grant after he left his camps around Culpeppeer and crossed the llapidan to llaccoon and Ger- mania lords . Tho Wilderness at the present day has only changed as far as building small si at ion -houses and incipient towns along the railroad goes. It is one of tho poorest pieces of country in v uginia, originally dug over to find surface iron ore; theso ore pits havo been changed by the rains into gullies, which figured in the battles there aliout. All the trees in sight are either a sickly o ik or a stunted pine. There are fi-w creeks of any kind running from the Wilderness proper until you come to the sources of the Maitupouy, where tho country grows more fertile. The Wilderness people are generally a low order ot while, a rather better order of negroes, and once or twice we encount ered in suubonnets some quit! pretty Vir ginia girls. This region is a sort of hill land, between the sources o! various rivers, whoso original soil of a clay mould was washed off by the heavy rains, and has long ago disappeared into tho river bottoms. They were getting out railroad ties at about every point wo saw in the Wilder ness, and also hoop staves tho former to go to Ku rope. All the bodies on Wilder ness and Chancel lorvillu battlefields have been dug up and removed to the cemo teries at Spotsylvania and Fredericksburg those beaiuiliil cemeteries where almost nil the dead are Unknown, but which nlone embellish Ibis evil country, the deadly mud-hole ol tho world. A parrot created a sensation in a bag. rage car on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad tho other day. The cage was enclosed in paper and set on a coffin, and was soon forgotten. As the conductor and other trainmen were passing through the car they heard a sepulchral voice is suing apparently from tho colhn, crying, Lemmo out! They were startled and frightened, and thought they had a sure case of ghost, till Polly was discovered whining for liberty. An eminent physician in England has recently published a work on longevity, in which, after showing what has often been shown before, that tho average life of man has been somewhat extended during the present century, ho gives many reasons for thinking that this is hut the beginning of a decided prolongation in human existence, and that in no remote future it may bo as common to hear ol men living to a period between eighty and ninety years of age, as in the past it has been to have them reach the limit of threescore years and ten. The following is Bob Ingersoll's tribute to the dead soldiers of the Union: "Theso heroes are doad. They died for liberty they died for us. They are at rest. They sleep in the land they made free, under the nartbey rendered stainless, under tue solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tear ful willows, and the embracing vines They sleep beneath tho shadows of the solemn clouds careless alike ot tne sun shine or the storm, each in the windowless nalnce of rest. Karth may run red with other wars they are at peace. In the midst of battle in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. I have ooo sentiment for tho soldiers living and dead cheers for the living and tears for the dead." "iter Mill ead. Operatives The young people of tho mills treuerallv read the Story papers, published (most of lllt'lll) in New York citv, and devoted to interminably "continued" narraiives, of ; wh eh there nrn a v:.ua ihi-. n, f.,r s process of publication in each paper. I have read some of those stories. They havo usually no vory distinct educational quality or tendency, good or bad. They aie simply gtorien, vapid, silly, turgid and incoherent. As the robber heroes are mostly grand looking fellows, and all theladits have while hands and splendid attire, it may be that some of the readers find hard work more distasteful because of their acquaintance with the gorgeous idlers and thieves, who, in theso fictions, are always so much more fortunate than tho people who are honest and industri ous. But usually, as I am convinced by much observation, the only effect of this kind of reading is thai it serves " lo pass away the time," by supplying a kind of entertainment, a stimulus or opiate for the mind, and that these people resort to it and feel a necessity for it in much the samu way that others feel they must havo whisky or opium. Tho reading is a nar cotic, but it is less pernicious than those just named. Many hundreds of the older operatives. especially foreigners, of two or three na tionalities, were reading a paper which is levoted to the liberation ol the workins people of America. Its principal literary attraction at this tiiuo is a very long atrial story of the oven brow of the republic in lBSli. ibis is written as it I lie events which f nu the subject of the narraiives had already occurred. It introduces Gen. Grant as dictator, and describes elaborate ly the character and cllccis of tbe terrible lespotism which he establishes, m that year, Uxm the ruins ot popular govern ment. Ho "suppresses congress, seizes New York city at the bead of an armed force and by the assistance of the capi- alists or " money power ot the coun try, and is about lo make himself emper- r, wnen the working people rise in arms. under the direction of a nameless leader, a man with the executive intellect of Ca'-ar, Napoleon and Bismarck, and tbe lofty impulses of Leonidas, Cincinnatus and vt nslunglon. lo continue the de scription of this personage, " ho was a man ol Huge bulk and brawn, ins Head was the size and shape of Daniel Web ster's, who.n he greatly resembled, except n being of tbe blonde type. His awlul gray eyes had power in them far beyond that of" the orbs of the indolent Webster." The workingmen, soldiers of the new evolution, are instructed by their hero to supply their own needs from the abundant stores of their neighbors, giving them re ceipts in the name of the revolution for the property thus forcibly appropriated. Ibey accordingly seize the national banks, ind help themselves to ns mucti money as they desire. This story is read with deep ntorest by many of the older operatives, especially those who were interested in labor retorm. ihe paper containing it prints each week a declaration of princi ples, which affirms that the government should bold all tho land of tho nation; that it should be without price (tbe free use of as much as he can cultivate being secured to every man); that ground rents it towns and cities should be controlled by government; that gold and silver should bo demonetized, and that in their stead absolute paper money should be is sued by the government ; that interest on money should be torbnldcn; that all mines, railroads and highways should be iwned and controlled by the government; that the government ought not to inter fere for the collection of debts between individuals, but that the payment of debts should bo left entirely to tho honor of tho debtor. There should be an income tax on all incomes above one thousand dol lars, growing heavier for larger sums. Eight hours' labor should be a legal day's work, and the Senate of Hie United Slates hould be abolished. Recently the paper has devoted much space to the advocacy of " ihe right ot tho people to free trav el;'' the government shoti d own the railroads, and tax capitalists to obtain means for operating them, and people who do not wish to pay fares should be lermittcd to ride free. The paper has a ame circulation among operatives, miners and city mechanics in nearly all parts of the country. It is a large sheet, and is conducted w'ith much ability. It always contains two or three serial stories by popular writers, which are designed to 11 mi the heavier articles devoted to the propagation of the doctrines of tho ngi- ttors, wno seek to establish a universal, international sovereignty of workingmen upon principles and methods which con tradict and oppose every essential of civ ilization, ihe tone anil spirit of tho paper are indescribably bitter, and ex pressive ol intense hostility against the possessors of property and culture. It represents capitalists as a class of cruel and inhuman oppressors, and instructs the people that the time is at hand lor them to seize tho righis of which they have been so long deprived. All its teaching is opposed to the spirit and principle of nationality, and tends, so tar as It nas Any effect, to produce social and political disintegration. June Atlantic. Not In. Governor Coke, of Texas, tells the following siory : "l never saw such a town as Washington. When I one here to attend the .special session of the Senate, I purposely went to a quiet place, gave orders it anybody called to have their cards sent up to my room, and I hat the outside door should always be kept closed, which would compel callers to ring. Well, would you believo it, a few nights ago 1 was sitting in my room, when in rushed two gentlemen, unan nounced. Said one of them: 'Governor Coke, I believe. How do jou do. Gover nor Coke?' Their manner disconcerted me a little, but I answered as pleasantly as 1 could : I est am liovernor Coke; but bow in the world did you get in my room?' They answered cheerfully : Oh the lower door was opened, and wo just walked right up.' I then told them that it would please me if they would go down stairs, ring the bell am) send up their cards in tho regular way. Thoy both went down stairs and did as I told them, and then I sent them word that I was not in." Lauok-Savino Bokax. Tho washer women of Holland and Belgium, so pro verbially clean, nnd who get up thoir linen so beautifully while, use refined borax ns a washing powder instond of soda, in the proportion of a large handful of pulver ized borax, to nbout ten gallons of boiling wctor. They save in soap one-half. All other large washing establishments adopt tbe samo mode. For laces, cambrics, etc., an extra quantity of tho powder is used, and for crinolines (required to bo made vory stiff) a strong solution is necessary. Borax, being a neutral salt, does not in the slightest degree Injure tho texture of the linen ; its effect is to soften the hardest water and it should bo kept on every toilet table. To the taste it is rather sweot, is usod for cleaning tbe hair, is an excellent dentifrice, nnd in hot conntriog is used with tartaric acid and bicarbonate of soda as a cooling beverage. Good tea eannot bo made from harrf water; all water can bo made soft by adding a teaspoonful of pulvcrieed borax to an ordinary sized kettle of water, in which It should boil. Tho saving in the quantity of tea used will bo at least one-filth. What Im. THK BHOWN, Bl.l'K AND UKAY. Uy H. C. PARHOHll. The wau-hera were weary, aud train time was nigh, Tbeiewaaproteetendpleadlngaeudtearfuliroodbye, We l"d Uw th" ent,' "i""1 th" wni' bed """""""""' The lip. were all aiieut. And eoft were the itfha; Thelaeuea were billing tue boauurul eye.: On tho rtirot ley the dark wavea that rippled with fold, Ou the left flowed the silver that uerer was told. Aud the riinr of tho rmvea between. The brown ores Mid, cloeluir " I hope you'll be late: The blue eyee yet tretnbled-How long cut you wait?" The a-ray, dark with pleading, were cloaliur io prayer: Tho hush uf d le angel waa atilUnv the air. The brown haud. lay crowed aud preeaed In their place The white haudxley loet iu the fold of the laoe; lu velvet aud duuptea, the haud that waa atlrred; The breath of the eleapere waa all that 1 heard. Aud the Bhriek of the incoming train. I twice kiaed the proud llpe,- -tho ruby lips twice. The ilpa that wero poutlug 1 turned to the.n tbrlrft, Then hurried forth in tho pitileas rain Aud iuto the night on the outgoing train Hut I thiuk while I bent over trepan aud bands All uiy heart-stringii wero caught by the inotkiuleaa banda; For wherever 1 wait aud wherever I roam They are driving me on, they are drawfug me home, While 1 dream of the brown , blue and gray. SeribMi: Tho Widow Grunt. " Harry Fredericks, aged nineteen, shot in the battle of Fredericksburgh." Such was a part of the inscription upon a plain marble slab in the little cemetery of Allandale. Mrs. Grant, strolling by the grave, slop ped for a moment lo read tbe simple record. "Aged nineteen," she murmured. "Only a boy." And then, as if by some subtle feeling of sympathy, she sat down on the soft turf near by and let her inougnis go wandering back to that mournful time when so many homes were so desolate, because their "boys" were in the midst of danger and death. Harry. ' Our Harry ' to somebody," she said to herself, gathering a spray of myrtle that trailed about the grass, and laying it tenderly in her palm. "A blue- eyed, blonde-haired Harry, broad-chested and strong-armed. A warm hearted big sou led Harry, brave as a lion and tender as a woman somebody s darling, some body's stay and consolation." The tears stood in the woman's eyes and dropped over her cheeks. She, too, had lust a Harry the love of her girlhood, the husband of her young womanhood. " I wonder who this Harry's mother was?" she thought, "and if she is living still?" And then she tried to imagine how a mother must feel when the child she had nursed and reared, who hears nbout In himself the very heart of her own being, goes away to battle to kill or beikilled. " It is bard,'' sho said, "hard, hard!" And pressing her lips for a moment upon the sod that covered the brave young heart, she rose and walked away. From the cemetery she went to the main street of the town, and, going into a dry goods store, proceeded to examine satins and ribbons. "Can I have the goods on threc months' credit?" she asked, after deciding upon several articles. " No, madam," answered tho clerk, curtly, " I have ordors to the contrary." " Very well." A desparing look fell upon the pale, sweet face, ami Mary Grant walked out of the store and to her little home of three rooms over Tom Hanson's bakery. What was she to do next ? Sarsnet & Co. would trust her no longer, and they had been her main dependenco. She sat down in the middle of her liny shop, and looked with n sort of stolid grief at the specimen Rennets nnd hats that should have been finished long ago, and at the old ladies caps that seemed, in their grim imperlur ability, to be giving her a silent lesson upon the lallacy ol human hopes. How she hated them at that minute, this little milliner, who six months before had sat contentedly making these same caps. with their black dotted laco and purple hows nnd illusion rucbings! But, then, she was sustained by hope, und that makes all the diilcrcncc. Mary Grant, n soldier's widow, cume to Allan lale with less lhan $50 capital in her shabby little wallet. Shu had a few pieces of furniture, and a letter of introduction to Sarsnet Sc Co. from a city merchant who had done the linu many a good turn hrst and last. With these assets and sundry liabilities, the young widow bad hoped to strike a favorable balance, and build up a business by wnicli she could support a humble home. Bui she had not been fortunate. In the first place, Mahitable Pillsbury, an old maid, with bank hills as numerous as her wrinkles, had set up a business a block or two away. Her show-window was gor geous with pattern hats, rich ribbons and laces, and she kept a standing advertise ment in the Allandale Enterprise. It made little difference that Mary Grant's millinery wits artistic, whilo Miss I'lllsbury's was only showy and "stylish. The Allandale fair ones were not artistic themselves, and aimed at nothing higher lhan keeping up with their neighbors. So it happened that the widow's hats and caps stood upon their standards, till as I have saiil, they seemed to leer at her with ridic ulous nnd accusing aspect. She could not make her first payment to Sarsnet & Co. on timo. They gave her an extension, but she failed again to pay the whole amount, and at last, as we have seen, the firm refused lo trust her for goods. She sat thero, thinking of those disap pointments, and wondering, in a dull way, what she should do in the luture. " I'll clear tbe show-window," she said. ' nnd put up a tin sign for plain sewing. or lino washing. I should like the wash ing best. Wouldn't that be a bitter pill for the aristocratic Grants! At any rate, I believe I could earn my living that way, and now I am getting in debt evory day." Just at Mrs. Urant arrived at this disa greeable conclusion, the shop-bell rang. homebody lor a yard ol live-cent rib bon," she muttered going languidly to the door nnd opening it. A bright, sweet-laced girl of twelve years or thereabouts, ramo in and asked for a straw hat. While the milliner showed her assortment, tho child explained that she also wanted a bonnet for their baby, Utile Sally. " She's two years old," added tho cus tomer, " and I want something suitable." " Why didn't vour mother come and bring little Sally?" asked Mrs. Grant. " We haven't any mamma; at least, not hero in this world. She died two years ago when baby was born." " And who keeps house?" "I do," answered the child, quite simply. You?" "Yes. Papa is loo poor lo hire a house keeper. Aunty Baker, mamma's sister, wants him to break np, and let hor have baby; but papa and I can't bear to, and so I'm housekeeper, and papa helps me. Aunty says it's ridiculous; but we would rather have our own home wouldn't you, ma'am?" " Indeod I should, my dear,'' answered the widow, her eyes glistening. " You soe," said the girl, growing quite confidential in Mary Grant's sympathetic atmosphere, " my papa's a minister. He proaches at Hunt's Corner. His church is small, and they don't pay him much." " And there's nobody homo but you and papa and baby?" " No. We had Harry once, but he went to war. Papa thinks mamma was never so strong after that. He thinks if Harry had staid at home mamma might have lived. You see, she used to llo father's cheek and kissing him. now lean awake nights and think about him, and ing on her friend's shoulder with her arm she cried so hard whenever she heard of a battle." And Harry was killed at last?" Yes. at Fredericksburgh. He was woundod very badly there. Papa went to him. ho died the same day, and papa brought him home. Poor Harry." " So thai is tbe ' Harry ' whose grave I saw," thought the widow, as ahe laid her hand tenderly on the child's head and kissed her cheek. "Now I must go," said the little mother. " Papa will like this hat, I think ; and you will have baby's bonnot by Saturday wont you?" " Yes, dear. But you must toll mo your name before you go. "Kulh Fredericks. Papa is the Reverend Henry Fredericks. I wish you could come and hear him preach. I think his sermons are beautiful, and mamma used to think so, too." Knlh went away, and the milliner stood in the door looking after her, and Biuiling at her sweet naivete. The status of Mary Grant's affairs were not changed when she wont back into the little shop, but somehow her heart was lighter, her spirit more hopeful. She selected some tilk and lace and began making a Normandy cap for baby Sally humming a tune as she worked. Her thoughts were busy with the lonely family and iu sad history; with the young soldier, the lorrowing wife.and the patient, brave voucz housekeeper playing mother so sweetly, and loving her falher with such simple reverence. " Life is not all a sham, she said. There are true hearts.noble and unselfish. God is still with us in human love, and in this beautiful world that Ho had created. ' The slanting rays of the sun full into her room, a robin sang outside in the elm, a pot of roses blossomed in her window, and she knew that orocusca and violets were awakening from their death-like gleep in tne bosom oi tue earm. Tbe old ladies caps' were not taken down that night. Indeed, they had changed their appearance and seemed to smile benevolently; and in the early evening a veritable old lady came in and bought one, pitying a good price. She expected company Decoration day. she remarked, "and wanted to smart up a littlo. It was a neat, tasteful head-dress, and other old ladies, seeing it, came for more. Ihe tide seemed to be setting with a faint, yet perceptible motion, toward tbe neglected shop. Alar j urant took courage. " I will have an opening," she said, one hriirht. electric Mav morn inc. " I will make the pfltlieHt thing I can think of if it takei my last cent to buy material. And it will. I am su e of Unit. Never mind. there ii still the fine washing left." So Blie went out and bought silk nnd lace and white chip bonnets and pale blue and rose pink ribbons of Sarsnet & Co. When she tot homo with ner purchases sho had twenty-five cents in her purse, Her rent was paid lor a quarter in advance and she could live on eggs and musn, with an occasional roast potato. So she was se cure against homelessness and starvation for a short time at least. Her delicate lingers flow, and dainty fabrics grew beneath them. She was full of inspiration for her work, and in a short time the little shop window was full of fresh, artistic designs. She smiled when she thought of her past discouragement, and attributed all her new courago to tho advent of Ruth, and the makintr of Sally's Normandy cap, In some way it " got out" in Allandale that Mrs. Grant bad beautilul new styles. Minnie Ferguson, the rich manufacturer's daughter, heard Ibis rumor, and rode thither in her carriage. Tho sight of that carriage acted liko a magic. As many as nan a dozen young ladies who saw it, visited the shop the very next day. I ho pretty spring bonnets went oQ like hot cakes, " They are unique," said Miss Minnie and slraitrhtwav the word " unique " was in the mouih of every one of her troop of followers. The widow was seriously in danrer of becoming: the fashion. In the meantime Ruth dropped in to see her whenever she came to town on errands for her household. The child-like woman and the womanly child grew to love each other very soon with no common love. The confidences grew longer between them, nnd soon Mrs. Grant lelt as if she had known tbe minister's family all her life. Many were the visits she made to Harry's grave. Ofien on the bright May afternoons she took a trifle of work and sat by the green mound, now purpling all ovor with spring violets. " He shall be my soldier," she said to herself. " On Decoration day I will come here with the loveliest flowers 1 can linil, in tbe early morning long beforo the town is stirrine." She kept her word. At dawn slie stepped ... . l-i.. I t.. ,-..11 out into me rosy ngut, wuu uns&et juu of roses and pansles, verbenas ana mign- onnettes. Through tho silont streets she hurried, meeting no one, thinking only of tho love and grief throbbing in the conn try's heart for her dead son. The cemetery lay serene in tho glow of the new day. rsirus were uutiag uoout here and there among tho new graves, and now and then a eusli of music quivered through tho air. A shaft from the rising sun shot athwart Harry's grave as the lady approached it. She smiled as she saw it, "It's a good omen," she said "a symbol of the liirht in which Ihe spirit dwells." Once bv tho crave, she sat down and began weaving her roses into a wreath for the young soldier. The pansies, already bound in a dainty bouquet, she placed uixm his breast. Sittins there, entwining the white blos soms, with their dewy leaves, sho mnr mured a prayer tbe litany of Decoration day: "God have mercy upon all mothers wbo ween to-day : civo them the trao blossoms of consolation, the lilies of peace, the roses of triumphant faith. ' " Amen," said a deop, solemn voloe at her side. She turned quickly, blushing scarlet.and saw a tall, grave man standing near. His hands were full of flowers, and it was plain that ho, too, bad come to decorate the crave of the soldier boy. The mau and woman looked Into each other's faces, and then moved by the same impulse, they clasped bands with a close, cordial pleasure. "You are the lady wbo has been so good to my little Ruth," said he, " And you are Harry's father?" said she. It was a strange introduction; but in live minutcB conversation thore lu tne fresh dawn, by Harry's peaceful grave, brought them nearer togothor than days of society intercourse would have done, it touched tho weary, aching heart of the falher very deeply to soo this sweet stran ger bringing tlowors to his soldior boy and the widow was inexpressibly cbeored in return by tho sympathy and tenderness to which slie hud to long been a stranger. Mr. Fredericks told Mrs. Grant that bo should bring Ruth and Sally to town later to see tho coremonios. Thereupon she invited them all to her house to dinner, and the invitation was accepted. The baby wore her now cap, and looked for nil the world liko a meadow daisy. Mary Grant fell in love with Sally at first sight, and aftor nn hour's acqnalntance.the little ono followed ber new friend round as if she had known her all her life. Ruth was in a state of delight so intense that she could express It onlv by affection ate looks nnd actions now.strok ing her around her neck. j This visit was tbe first of matiy. Under ithe new inspiration of loving friendship, the minister's sermons and the milliner's bonnets prospered alike. After a hard week's work, it was a deli cious rest to walk to the little country church and sit in tho pew with Ruth and S illy, listoning to the gospel of faith aid charity. A trip in town, a stroll among books and pictures, and nn early tea with his new friend, made life for weeks to come easier and sweeter to the minister. And so it fell out that, by-and-by, they concluded that it would Ik) wiser on the whole lo make ono family. There was a milliner needed at Hunt's Corners, as well as a wife, mother and housekeeper; aud Mary Grant undertook with remarkable cheerfulness, this fourfold relation. The machinery of the household began running with great regularity and precision from tho day that tho minister married the widow. The new wife made dainty bonnets and pretty trifles of lace; a new bouskeeper ruled the kitchen; the minister worked in his study, and Ruth went to school. " It was my children who brought us together," said the minister, on next Dec oration day, as the two stood among the graves with their offerings of flowers. les, little Sally'B lNormandy cap saved me from despair, ami Harry s grave brought us face to face." Disinfectants and Deodorizers. To fumigate and cleanse tbe uir of an apartment, we know of no more simple way man to heat a common iron shovel quite hot, nnd pour vinegar slowly upon it The steam arising from this procecs Is pungent, and of a disinfectant character. Open the windows at tbe samo time. z. All chances ot infection will be prevented and effluvia destroyed from dead bodies by wrapping them in sheets saturated with a solution of carbonate of camphor. 3. An effective and inexpensive de odorizer is obtained by dissolving half a drachm of nitrate of lead in a pint of boiling wate" and two drachms of common salt in a pail of water; the two solutions are then mixed and the sediment allowed to settle. A cloth dipped in the liquid and hung up in the apartment is nil that is required to purity the most tcetid atmos phere. It is recommended for its cheap ness, a pound of the materials costing about twenty-five cents. 4. A naillul of water in a newly-painted room will remove tbe sickening odor of paint. Coffee pounded in a mortar and rousted on an iron plate, sugar burned on hot coals, and vinegar burned with myrrh and sprinkled on the floor and furniture of a sick room are excellent deodori zers. 5. When the space to be disinfected is largo, chloride of lime may be dissolved in water and sprinkled when required, or cloths dipped in a weak solution or it may be hung up at intervals throughout the apartment. In the disinfection uf putrilying substances, water-closets, etc., if applied directly it destroys the nox ious exhalations as they are formed. b. Dissolve one pound ot green cop peras, costing seven cents, in one quart if water; sprinkle tne solution about, und in a few days the smell will pass nway. Hair. To prevent the hair from turn ing gray and falling, keep the head cool by using occasionally sage tea with a little liorax added. With a small sponge apply to every part of the head just before or at the time ot dressing the hair. How We Taut Company. Ten thou sand human beings set forth together on their tourney. Alter ten years one-third nt least havo disappeared. At the middle point ot tne common measure ot lite, but half are still upon the road, faster und faster, as the ranks grow thinner, they that remain till now become weary und lie down to toil no more. At three score and ten a band of somo four hundred still struggle on. At ninety these have been reduced to a handful of thirty trembling patriarchs. Year after year they fall in diminishing numbers. Ono lingers, per haps, a lonely marvel, till the century is over. We look over again, and tne work of death is finished. Why Lace is so CoSTi.r. The finest specimen of Brussels luce is fo costly ns lo require the labor ot seven persons on one piece, and each operative is employed at distinct features ot the work, the threail used is of exquisite fineness, which is ppun in dark underground rooms, where it is sufficiently moist to keep tho thread from separating. It is so delicate as scarcely to be seen, and tho room is so arranged that all the light admitted shall fall upon tho woik. It is such material that rendors tho genuine Brussels laco so costly. On a piece of alcnciennes not two inches wide, from two to three hun died bobbins are sometimes used; and for a larger width as many as eight hundred There is one social dishonor nlxnit which no one thinks it worth while to say much in reprobation, but which does moie harm lhan any olhor known to us wo mean the dishonor of repeating conversations, opin ions, circumstances, not made under promise ef secrecy, but which a high sense of honor would treat ns confidential, if haply a high sense of honor were the rule. It is odd that one of tbe best things a boy learns nt school is to eschew tule boaring nnd keep faith with his compan ions, while one of tbo most common practioes of society is to belray Ihe trust contained in talk, and repeat to all what has been told in implied confidence to one. This habit of repeating what we hoar is as fatal to the best intercourse of minds as to the finer feelings of society. Clueb Remed fob Catarrh. The new remedy for catarrh consists in crushed cubeb berries smoked in A pipe, emitting tbe smoke through tbe nose; after a few trials this will be easy to do. If tho noso Is stopped up so that it is almost impossi ble to breathe, one pipeful will make the bead as clear as a bell. It is the best remedy in tho world for offensive breath, and will make the most foul breath pure and sweet. Sufferers from the horrid dis ease, ulcerated catarrh, will find this rem edy unoqualed, and a month's use will euro tbe most obstinate case. Kitting the uncrnshed berries is also good for sore ihroat and all bronchial complaints. After smoking, do not expose yourself to cold air for at least fifteen minutes. Hints for Avoiding Accidents While Siiooiino. 1. Nover carry vour eun under any circumstances with Iho ham mers down on the cap. 2. Novor carry it on the full cock, except when expecting game to riso. 3. Never carry it with tho barrel In aborizontalposition. 4. Noyerlet it be pointed either toward voursolf or any oiuor person, o. in going inroush a fence always hold It boforo vou ns nearly perpendicular as possible, with tho muzzle a little above your head. 6. Never load ono barrel with the other either on tho cap or at full cock. 7. Nover take your gun home loaded, except you immodiitcly piace it unuei iocs and xey. s, nnd lastly Always consider it an instrument that may take away your own or the life of your dearest friend at any time without a roomeut s warning, ami do not handle it as if there was no more harm to be appre hended from it than from your walking stick or umbrolla. Iloe-llaudle Machine. On a bright, pleasant summer morning, a young man, with a silk mulller around his throat, and a woe-begone look in his pale face, plied the big knocker upon the doctor's dwelling. A lady answered the summons, and informed the applicant that tbe doctor was in his garden at work. To tbe garden the young man went, where, be found the man of medicine engaged in hoeing bis sweet corn. Well, sir, an 1 what is tbe matter? the doctor asked, when the applicant had slated that ho had come for medical ad vice and assistance. Well, doctor, with a lugubrious face, and a whinning, moaning tone, I feel roorly ajl through. My head has spells of aching; my Hppetile is poor ; my food does not set well ; and I am Very weak. Really, I need help. Yes, I see. Let mo look at your tongue. Ah! yes. Now your pulse. The pulse was felt, and after due delib eration, said tbe doctor : Look you, young man, you do certainly need help. Now, see; I must attend an important case at ten o'clock, and I must have this corn hoed before I go. So while I am gone to mako up a prescription for you, do you tako ray boo and go on with my work here. You know how to use a hoe? Yes, sir. My father was a farmer; but I haven't worked on a farm sinco he died. Nor you haven't worked much any where else, I take it, tho doctor threw in pleasantly. No, sir; I am not obliged to. Very well. I'll warrant you the work hero won't hurt you, so go on with it until I come back. With that the doctor trudged off, nnd the young man went at the work of hoe ing. He hoed to the end of the row, and there removed the light mulller from his neck. Then be went at it aurain. Half way down the second row be slopped nnd looked up, but no doctor was in siirht. At tho end of that row, as I lie absent one had not yet appeared, ho pulled off his coat. iho thud row be hoed more slowlv, stoo ping several times before the end was reached; hut he finished it und after a good rest, atlacked tbe fourth row. There was but one more row after this, and the fancy seized him to have it done before the old fellow got back. It would be u surprise to him. The thought quickened his pulses, and gave him renewed vuu. He had iust completed the last hill of the hist row, when the doctor c uno back. Well, well, mv young friend, bow arc yon feeling now? Ihe patient really iad to consider, flo had been looking to see what the physician nan brought with him ot medicine; hut ho had brought nothing. His hands were empty. I he work basn t hurt yon, has it? Oh, no, sir, his face flowing with the exercise. I thought not. IJt tue feel of your pnlse again. He held the young man's wiist for a brief space, and then It has workod to a charm. Now, air, do you go home, and repeat this dose twice a day, every morning and every afternoon ; do it faithfully, and bo honest with your diet, don't uso tobacco, and if that does not work a cure, come and let me know. My fee, sir, is ono dollar. Ono dollar? gasped the astounded youth. That is all I charge when patients call at my door. But, sir.in mercy's name! what is it for? Where is your prescription? What havo I taken of yours? My prescription, my dear young friend, I gave you beforu I left you here with my hoe; the medicine you have been .taking in my place a health-giving portion which I should havo enjoyed had I not given it up to you. And now, dear, I will toll you frankly, you aro rusting out, literally tumbling to pieces for want of exercise of both body and mind. That is all, sir. You can fol low my prescription nnd be cured, or you can take your own way. The young man paid tho dollar and went his way. Not then could he bo cheerful ; but afterwards, when be hail allowed rea son fair play, and had come to provo the life-saving and the new life-giving virtues of tbe doctor's prescription, he came and thanked him. hxcliawjc. Conversational Proprieties. The terms " genteel people' this, that, or the oilier is " very genteel " are terms not to be used, or very seldom. Substitute for them such words as " highly accomplish ed," " good taste," " gentlemanly," etc. It is not well for a lady to say yes sir,' and " no sir," to a gentleman acquaint ance, or frequently to introduce the word sir" at the end ot her sentences, unless sho desires to be exceedingly reserved towards the person with whom sho is conversing. Such words as "I guess,' 1 calculate," and " I reckon are to oe avoided as much as possible; and, when relating a conversation, it is scarcely re fined to use the expression " says he," or " says she," or " you know." Interrupt ing one wno is speaking, even luougu n. bo an intimato friend, is graceless nnd un becoming. Laughing at one s own story, is a short way of spoiling it if it havo any wit it will bu appreciated. Speaking of any person wbo is at a dislanco within sight, it is rune manners to pomi ui niui. Forgetting names, or mistaking one name lor another, often indicates ill-mannered heedlessness thus, to say, Mr. What-d'ye- call-him, or, You-know-who, Whats-her- narue, or, Ilow-dye-call her. Another most offensive practice, is that of taking a person aside to whisper in a room where there is company. lookmg ono anotner in tho face in conversation is essenu.ii to secure lile and interest. In speaking ot otirself and unother person, whether he is absent or present, propriety requires us to mention ourselves last, in all cases and under all circumstances ; thus we should say, " ho and i," " iou anu i. Cunning men, says Josh Billings, nil- wuss git beat in tho long run, bcKauze thoy are just az dull on one side uz they are sharp on the other. A beautiful custom prevails in many parts of Enrope of planting a treo upon tho birth of everv child. It saves the wear and tear oi slippers. Closets that aro damp aro dangerous cnemios to heallh. If your closets are damp and ongonder a mold whicn encasos not ouly boots and shoes, but also other articles of wearing apparel, obtain a half peck of tinslackod lime and put in a shal low dish iu the closet, and it will absorb the dampness. When it becomes quite damp it should be renewed- KiM.K.iiioii Starch Polish. Tako of whito wax one otinco. spermaceti two imniiiia. tint! a (rood oinch of salt. Mix ami melt them togotbor. and when cold it will bo a hard, while cake, that will not mould or sour even In hot woather. Put a piece the sizo of a poa in tho hot starch that is inlander! for evorv three or four shirts. When ironing, go ovor it a socoud time ntiic.klv. which increases the gloss or pol ish, tho best kind of a polishing iron is Ihe ono with a bulgo at both ends a Kina that costs a dollar nt tho hardware store. Irnn It wnll once, then dampen with a nnt-rrilv clean, soft, white, damp cloth then rub with tho polishing iron until it is so glossy you can soe your faco in it. The iron must not be too hot, or it will scorch ; if it is a little too cool, the polish will be longer coming. Theio is reason in all things. Old Saw. Thai's where you're wrong as usual. Old Sawyer; did'st never try to argue with a ' nervous " woman ? What's du lime o' day, ole 'oninn? said a colored countryman to Auul Milly, try ing to poke fun at the brass chain that held her front door key around her neck. Ixxik at do town clock, chile. Dat's built for poor folks. Emma Abbott writes to an eastern pa per. " To this day I lovo the school girl wbo gavo me half her apple one day when t was hungry." We can see your half applo, Emma, and go you a bushel better. We still love the girl out of whoso grand father's orchard we used to steal gallons and pecks of apples when we weren't a bit hungry. And now if you could just see her baby oh, Emma. Burlington Hawk- eye. Is that nn Alderney cow?" the young man from town asked old Mr. Thistlcpod, out on the agency road. The old man is a little near-sighted in his hearing, and ho looked at the youth in amazement. "Wal," he replied, " she nin't so all-fired elderly. only two years old last spring. What might bo jour men ot nn old cow, young man?" lint tbe young man spake not. neither did lie smile, but he looked nway off down the road with the yearning ex pression of a man who has been drafted but doesn't want to go. Umoki.yc. A gentleman, wishing to obtain board for his wifo and family in the country. was hreuted to a neat looking farmhouse, kept by an old farmer and his wife. A brief inspection satisned mm tnat ino place would suit him. " But now as to terms," he said. " Waal," drawled the farmer, " you have six children, you say?'' " Yes sir." The old man reflected a few mo ments nnd then resumed. " Last year I took children at half price Do you see them p'ar trues and berry bushes? Waal, this year I will charge full price for tho young nns and throw in your who and yourself for nothing." Enough! Enough! A Frenchman.who knew very little of our language, unfortu nately got into a difficulty with a country man, and light he must, nnd that too, rough and tumble. But before he went nt it, ho wanted to know what be should cry if he found himself whipped. After being informed that, when satisfied, all he would havo to do would be to cry out " enough," at it they went; but poor monsieur, in his difficulties, forgot tbe word, and finding his eyes likely to be removed from their sockets, ho began to cry out ; but instead of saying what was told him. be began bawling lustily, "Hurrah! Hurrah! Hur rah!'' To his astonishment the country man began pounding harder, when mon sieur, finding there was no uso in hallo ing, turned and went to work in such good earnest that it was not long before the countryman sang out in a stentorian voice. "Enough! Enough!" " Say that again," said the Frcnchman.""Enough! Enough!" cried the countryman. When the French man in bis turn, exclaimed, " Hegar, dat is tho vero word I vns trying to say long time ago." Prince l'eter ol Oldenburg has iust bad a somewhat exciting experience. He is at tho bead of the Imperial Russian colleges for girls and is very diligent in performing his tlutics. He lately decided to see for himself whether there wore any grounds for the numerous complaints of the poor food furnished at tho Suioling convent where eight hundred girls aro educated. Proceeding to the institution just before the usual diuuer hour, he avoided the main entrance, and walked straight toward the kitchen. At its door ho met two soldiers carrying a huge steaming caul dron. " Halt!" lie called out. "put that kettle down." The soldiers, of course, obeyed. " Bring me a spoon,' added the prince. Tbe spoon was at once produced, but one of the soldiers ventured to oegin a stammering remonstrance. " Hold your tongue," cried tho prince ; " take off the lid. I insist on tasting it." No further objection was raised, and his highness took a large spoonlul. ' lou can tins soup," he exclaimed; "why, it is duty water! "ll is, your tugnness, repucu the soldier; " we have just been cleaning out the laundry." American Wit. The ready wit of many a Yankee may be trusted to give a Roland for nn Oliver to any foreigner wno ventures on a sarcasm against his country. An amusing illustration was recently eiven in a trip to the Pacific. A Yankee and an Englishman were fellows-travelers, and had become quite sociable through the forced companionship ot several days. The Englishman evidently thought more of the grand scenery nnd vast resources of the country than oi tne culture anu goon manners of the people, nor did an undue moilesty restrain the freo utterances of his opinion The Yankee took it all in good part. giving a sly thrust now and then at the weak points ot moinerianu. as nicy passed through the Rooky Mountains, they saw that many of the grandest views were disfigured by huge advertisements on the sides of the cliff. The Englishman pointed at them with intense disgust. 1 ho Yankee, no doubt, sympathized with him. but the opportunity was too good lo be lost, and ho coolly retorted : " I guess that is not so bad ns somo of your people, who have tried to advertise themselves on the planet Mars!" referring to the names of Englishmen given to seas and mountains discovered in the planot. Tho Englishman laughed, aud conclud ed that it was not necessary to make any reply. " Hey?" Up Woodward avenue a piece is ono of thoso men who, even if he under stands perfectly well an inquiry addressed to bim, invariably replies: " ueyr- ami the inquiry must bo submitted again. Tho world has tens of thousands of these " heys?" but until tho other day this Do troiter was the worst of all. Along came a stranger tho other evoning who might and might not have known of this man's eccentricity. Eutering the storo he re marked : " I want four pounds of sugar." " Hoy?" replied tbe other. " I said I wanted a sausagc-stnll'er," continued the man. " What hey?" "I asked if you had pickles in vinegar." coolly remarked the stranger. " Hey?" " I want a gallon of turpentine," slowly replied the stranger. "Bless you! but I don't keep it!" sud denly exclaimed the citizen. " 1 didn't suppose you did." "Iley?" " I said I'd fake some liver pills in place of it." No doubt the dealer had heard every singlo word of tbo entire conversation, and he didn't like it very woll either, but habit prevailed and again ho callod out : " Hoy?" " Calico! calioo!" shoutod the strangor. " I've asked you a dozen limes over if you bad any good, eight-cent calico!" " No, sir no, Bir no, sir!" was the indignant answer. " Hoy?" called the stranger, his hand to his ear. Tbe citizen looked around for tho four pound weight, but when he found it there I was nothing to throw it nt.-Detroit Free Press