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THE IOWA VOTER
M. C. 1AMER, Publisher. KNOiVILLB. IOWA. EAKTITS ANGELS. I jriTBR saw an angel. Kxcept ihe on«H in book*: I don't believe a mortal Knows how an angel look*. W* jruew! at Komei hlnjr miBty, Viih trailing wiuj,"* of white, With amber trewex floating, And jrarmeuts strangely bright B*t I believe earth's anpels IVulk here in mortal t'liise. tfcough we discern but faintly Through heavy-lidded eye®, Oy M-e them an they leave us. Wbo walked berUle uh here, ^Qheir anp-lhood unite hidtlon, 9 ^JJecaase it llvea tto near.' san remember angels Who Htt niffl like common folk*, Wh" wore oWl-faxhioiied bonnets, And faded winter cloaks mo came when din- diMiwter t'roviu'.d le^er home mishap, •Or younger claimant* crowded 1'he dear maternal lap *1f!th curving arms wide open To take the weary in, •^flth patient love to linten To childish want or sdn. What better tliitiir could aqgals 1'or childinh-innere do, fban listen to their wUiry, .* ..(j^nd bid them promise newt t'think of flrecide antrels ypon wlio-e faded liair •There shone no crown of glory And yet the crown wax there When tender love, true-hearted. Forgave the wrongs it knew, JfcAd patient voice jrave answer The days of trial throuylj. Ah. me! the childish angel Who beckons sis I write Perchance I -honld not know Mm In mystic robe of white. He wears a echoolboyV jacket, And cap. and boot?, to me. And when we walked at twilight, Jlih head again*! my knee. There are dear mother angels— tV'e each perchance know one— Whose robes of better glory Are daily being spuu. W! th loving hands to guide US, With loving speech to cheer, Baidi not well, eartq angola Walk daily with us here? AH ANTIQUE YAM. BT NANNIE A. HEFWOBTH. "My dear! it cxcccds anything I ever knew in the way of extravagance. If Mr. Rojrers is allowed to do so, he will as suredly lose his influence it is so incon sistent, and a minister should be especial ly careful of his reputation. I called at ifrrs. Pratt's on my way home, and when I told her about it, she suggested writing him an anonymous letter. You know she's presidentof our sewing society, and says site won't make her eyes ache stitch ing for any parson or his family while lie can afford to spend money like that! she think* he'd better hire a seamstress! why, it will be the talk of the town! I've a mind to see two or three of the ladies, just to get their opinion about the matter," ana Mrs. John Lester paused for breath while she handed her husband a cup of tea that looked most inviting served in the delicate china which had been her last Christmas gift. The evening was warm, but through the open windows came the fresh country air, sweet with the fragrance of the clematis that shaded the west end of the piazza. Every surrounding of the supper-room spoke of ease and luxury. Mr. Lester for- fotthe close business office forgot the ust and filth and noise of the city when he drove into the little village where he had made his summer residence. Hard work had brought him a fortune, and when he married his partner's handsome and wealthy daughter, the world counted him as one of the happiest of men. Yet the world's judgment is often wrong, and well for some of us that its standard of happiness lies beyond our reach, else we might labor to catch the glittering bauble, and after heart and hands and feet were bruised and bleeding in the search, grasp it but a moment, to find it only—gold. John Lester was a man in the highest sense of the word. He held his influence in the village, for he was generous of man ner as well as means, and rich and poor alike respected him. lie who seeth not as man seeth, who looketh not on the out ward appearance, judged which was the noble act—the donation of athousand dol lars toward the new church, or the hearty "Good evening, Tony," which always made the coachman's "dark face lighten with asmile. Tony had a sunstroke one season! When the fever was raging, and Eunice, his young mulatto wife, could not control the strong, excited frame, Mr. Lester staid all night by the coachman's bedside. Did Tony ever forget that? Mrs. Lester was an estimable lady. Her husband loved her, for he was too honest a man to have married for any other cause. She, too, had a power among the village folks, but it was the power which money gains. She was courted and quoted and perhaps lame Teddy, the washerwoman's Iwy, gave the correct reason for it when he questioned, "Mamma, isn't Mrs. Lester's teapot full of pennies?" Poor Teddy! On the top shelf of their one closet stood a useless teapot, the re ceptacle of each occasional spare cent. The child's acme of happiness centered in a chair which he could wheel himself, and his faith in the teapot increased with every addition to its contents. It took a long time to cover the bottom, and the coins did not yet be^ in to reach the hole •where the spout ought to have been. There was something most touchingjin his wanting the one five cent piece given him by hi* old grandmother changed into pennies, because they would "help fill up sooner." And Teddy lay back on the lounge as the Lester barouche passed by the tenement house, and wondered if it would not seem just like Heaven to rest against those soft cushions and look right up into the blue sky instead of getting a peep of it through the i-mall window, for the poor boy tpeut many a wearisome day alone. Mr. Lester had been glancing over the evening paper, and dropping it to take bis tea. became conscious that his wife had been addressing him. "What is it, Edith? You are extrava gant, and everybody is saying so." "I extravagant Mr. Lester! and I've only had two'silks this .summer! By the way, don't forget my check for two hun dred in the morning I'm going in to the city. What was I talking alxmt* Just this! I called at the parsonage this after noon one of the ladies tries to go in every day to look round a trifle. Mrs. Ilogers is young and needs advice, though she won't always take it Why, she had her shades drawn up to the top of the sash when Mrs. Hill was there the other morning, and when remonstrated with upon the plea that sun would fade her new Brussels, ac tually said she must have light, whether carpetsgrew dingy or not and, my dear, the shades have been up exactly the same day since. Y«y good tense jrdtt think Mrs. Rogers has? and is that all I have to say? Oh! no but the beginning of the remainder. While I was waiting for the minister's wife, I noticed in a cor ner of the parlor something new—an an tique vase, as curious as beautiful. It must have cost so very much, and the bracket that held it was ejegantly carved by hand we have not a more expensive piece of workmanship in our whole house. Certainly, my dear I've no fault to find with her having all she can get, but it is with the giver. The idea of Mr. Rogers doing anything as extravagant as that!" Mr. Lester had become accustomed to his wife's volubility. Sometimes he qui etly listened, sometimes argued, ana at others tried to check the disposition to ward gossip which so evidently ruled her, and was increasing rather than diminish ing. Just now lie wondered if all women really were like his Edith—certainly not as handsome, and no one could grace a table as well as she. Even now, as she sat talking, there was a charm about the tipping of the dainty cup. Surely he was, and ought to be, proud of her yet there was not the rest he needed in the talk with which he was being entertained, a fair sample of each evening's experience. Knowing but little of her sex, he ques tioned if all women found pleasure in so severely criticising their neighbors. He had no sisters his mother died when he w as a bov, and boarding-school, college, and hotel life ill-servtd to show him wo man as she is when worthy of the name she bears. Jwhn Lester had anticipated having a home. Had his ideal been too beautiful? He had asked for a wife. Had he found the one he wanted? The parsonage! And with the thought of it he queried within himself if the minister's modest little wife were season ing her husband's supper with comments upon their parishioners. No he was sure not. The night he sat up with Tony, Mrs. Rogers had brought some jelly to the sick man, and he was very certain that the sweet voice which had comforted Eunice, unconscious that any one heard it, could never say ill asrainst another. With the vision ot the little woman came a resolve to be more of a man than he ever had been, lie would not longer Bit at his own table and allow his neighbors to be slandered^ when they were above reproach. "Edith, how do you know that Mr. Rogers bought the vase and bracket? "Know it, my dear, with all possible evidence one could want. Why, right on the table lay a card with the words, 'For my wife—God grant she may yet live many years to save and bless others as she has her husband.' Pretty, all that, but of course it accompanied the vase there were the nails and hammer used in hang ing the bracket. Then, trto, I was stand ing before it when Mrs. Rogers entered and as I remarked that it was a new and elegant ornament in their room, she ex claimed, 'Oh! yes and a birthday present from some one whom I love very much. I found it on my bureau this morning.' Taking her seat, she spied the card and picked it up to put in her pocket with a blush which made her look almost hand some for once. I do believe she was ashamed to tell me plainly that Mr. Rogers made the gift, and she ought to be ashamed! Yes, I say it exceeds anything I ever knew of in the line of extrava gance 1" Certainly Mrs. Lester's statement seem ed most plausible, yet her husband grew strangely interested in thv minister's Mrs. Lester was Tittle helpmeet during the recital, and the man ly resolve in his heart to purify the tone of his own wife's thoughts was thoroughly rooted. In a firm but gentle voice, he repl ied: "Edith, till you know that Mr. Rogers gave his wife the vase you have no right to say he did.. Imagination is one thing, evidence another. It may be very appa rent to our acquaintance that you have all a woman could desire to make her life happy yet, its it a woman's highest pleas ure to slander her brothers and sisters? You resent the idea of having any intent to slander, but already Mrs. Pratt has listened to what you have told me, and she has or will repeat tiie story in a fuller dress. I beg that to-morrow, instead of spreading, you will try to check the evil you may have done. If Mr Rogers did give the vase he had his reasons for so do ing, and it is none of our business how he spends his money. Unless I am mis taken, he and Mrs. Rogers will endeavor to rid our village of this sin of gossip, and, my wife, we will aid them all we can!" subdued, if only by the stand her husband had taken. A wo man of no mean disposition, she had merely succumbed to the custom of the society in which he moved, forgetful that owing to the position she held, a word of hers weighed a great deal in the estima tion of others. Her husband's rebuke had touched her, and for the first time in her life she realized how deep an injury she might do another by an unjust word. Ah! tne unjust word had been spoken that day, anil oi»the morrow, while Mrs. Lester shopped in the city, the minister's wife received an uuusual number of callers. "Harry," she said, "they all noticed my vase and admired it so much. One lady told me that antique was quite the style now, and concluded my present must have been very costly. It ia beautiful, isn't it? but not half so beautiful as the true love that gave it to me!" At that moment Mrs. Lester drove up to the gate, and through the open window saw the minister with his arm around his wife standing before the bracket. It looked like another proof toward the truth of her story but recalling her hus band's words, she entered the parsonage with more kindness in her heart than she had ever carried there before. "I'm just home from town, Mrs. Rogers, and stopped to leave this small parcel the fall goods were being opened, and this is a pretty shade that will suit you," and she did noi wait for thanks. "Oh! Harry dear! a new dress. Now you can do what you wished you could "this morning—get a chair for poor Teddy Burns. I'm glad! Why, it's like your sermon on Sunday: 'All things working together for good.'" In the Lester home that night there was a happy change. Mr. Lester wonder ed why his wife was so tender in her 3reaming reeling, so softened in manner, never that his good deed was already springing up it had not been sown upon barren ground, but in soil that simply needed cultivation. Oh! if man would oftener seek to rule in love! if, finding us guilty of many faults, he would try to lift us to nobler ideal of womanhood instead of sneering at our weaknesses, the result would prove his effort to be a grand one. Oh! if woman, the true woman, seeing in her sex this disposition to bicker, to slander, would rprove by silence or gentle rebuke, society would be based upon a higher principle, the atmosphere of our homes would be purer, and lives of mother, wife, and daughter would breathe of the love that "is kind and thinketb no evil." lies. Lester's eyes were IU1 when little one said at bed-time, "Mainma, sing!" But the voice was too tremulous to lull the child to rest with the customary song, and she answered: "Birdie, you sing to-night—sing some thing Mrs. Rogers taught you in the Sun day-school." "Yes, mamma, me sing a wee bit prayer she say God love us to ting Him a prayer sometime," and two tiny hands were clasped, two white lids closed, and the clear voice sang softly: **§avlour, bless a little child. Teach my heart the way to Thee flake me gentle, pnre and mild. Loving Savior, care for me." "Birdie, Birdie, darling, sing that Marjf day to mamma, will you?" And as the mother watched the sweet sleep of the little one, the evening air seemed to whisper of a peace all strange and new, and the tones of the lisping voice, "pure and mild," made music in her soul that should echo through her whole life. IIad#/«° not once learned something about "first pure and then peaceable," where was it? She was going to the parsonage to-morrow, and Mrs. Rogers could tell her. Whatever Mrs. Lester did was done ear nestly but the night before she had em ployed her energy in attempting to mis judge her neighbor, now her heart was opened to her sin, and she would confess in the minister's home all the evil she had thought. She had talked only to Mrs. Pratt, but with that recollection eanlfe the fearful knowledge of the rapidity with which the news, evil or good, spread through the village. 'Mrs. Lester was bit terly humbled as she remembered all the past and unnumbered words she had spoken against one and another, not mean ing harm at the time—oh! no. But the harm had been done it was too late to undo it now. Edith Letter was a changed woman that night, and she determined to use her whole influence hereafter to check, if might be to kill, this deadly sin. The morrow dawned, and over the par sonage hung a cloud. There was a tremor in the little wife's voice as she said good .bve to her husband when he started for the study then it rose clear and steady while the hand detained him Harry, my husband, in our joy last night we said, 'all things worked together for gootl in our sorrow we believe it, too." Mrs. Rogers was dusting the parlor when Mrs. Lester came in with Birdie. The minister's wife looked wearied, and perhaps Birdie's loving kiss and clinging arms were too much for Iter, for she laid her head down on the table and wept. Then came the story, for Mrs. Lester was sweetly fitted to be the comforter now, and she must know the cause of such sor row. could bear it, Mrs. Lester, but to have Harry wronged! Ilarry, so gener ous, so true! I kept up In-fore him, but I must talk to somebody. Whatdo I mean Why, we have only been here three months, and l^st night, as Harry was lock ing the house, he found thin under the front door. He is perfectly innocent as to its purport—he has expended nothing here because the people have given us so much. His first payment is up in my drawer, excepting the sum he always sends to his old mother, and oh he is not extravagant, Mrs. Lester, only so self •sacrilicinir he wanted to go without a commentary he needed that lie Blight get lame Teddy Bums a chair, but he did not tell any one about that, and even Teddy was not to know where the gift came from. What does it mean My head is so—" "Let me see the note Mrs. Rogers Birdie,fun out and ask Tony to drive you home, and you can get a basket of fresh eggs for your dear teacher." Only two days! and yet the little word from 'her lips had spread, and here was the result: Hkvkhentj8ir: It is in commonly reported our village that you are growing extremely extravngimt. That you a minister of the (ios pel should indulge in making unwarrantable gifts, when wi- find it difficult to collect your bulury, is beyond ninxisti/.•//. Evidences are against you, and this is but a warning that your congregation highly disapprove of your procedures. Know ing your character to have been h^retofon: irreproachable, my duty, as I consider it one iu ij'tir Iuiorm to you of the publk opinion, that you may prevent further talk. A Fhiend." Edith Lester had lcen humbled the night before and had asked to be kept so, but in thin way? She deserved it, though the punishment was severe, and did not spare herself at the last, Mrs. Roger's face brightened, and she actually laughed amid all the tears. Oh! it was the vase, then, tind I showed it to every lady who called yesterday! 1 wanted to tell where it came from, but shrank from saying so much About myself. I saved the life of a poor outcast once (sometime you shall know how), and she has never ceased be ing grateful. When we came to house keeping she sent me the only thing she had kept from being pawneu during all her wanderings—that old vase, an heir loom in their once respectable family. She is a happy woman now, and married to a Swiss, who carves beautifully lie made the bracket. And the card you saw!—dear Harry laid it on my plate with only a bunch of violets, because—because violets led us to know each other. I flushed to think I had left his sacred words where stranger eyes might see them." The minister could not study that morn ing, consequently the call from two ladies did not interrupt his usual busy hours. And after the long talk, as the three walk ed to the parsonage, Mrs. lingers repeated lowly: "All things work together for good to them that love Him." "Oh! yes,' said Mrs. Lester "for if it were not so, I wight have gone on in my old way, and ruined myself as well as others. But I have not yet made full reparation." The sewing society met at Mrs Lester's the minister's wife was not there, and Mrs. Pratt looked across the table to Mrs. Hill in a jnost significant manner. The hostess was so very still and white some one questioned if she were ill. "No, thank you but, ladies, I have a statement—a confession to make, and a resolution to offer." Then she went over the whole story, im plicating no one but herself and there was more than one moist eye as the usually haughty lady pleaded with her sisters to aid her in her new resolve to be '•first pure, then peaceable." Mrs. John Lester's monev never wield ed such a power in the society as did her love that day. Mr. I ester had been proud of his wife, of her beauty, her grace but a new pride was kindled in his breast when he listened to all she had to say. The wife he had looked for and wanted so long had come to his home! Birdie sang her prayer to both father and mother in the quiet twi light—the prayer that had been so quickly answered. The minister's book shelf did not stand empty for new commentaries nor did he and his wife want for true friends. And h«r| Teddy, poor Teddy ia the tenement hovmi One morning he awoke to find the coveted chair by his bedside, and on its cushioned seat stood the old tea-pot, .with pennies tumbling out of the spout-hole, there were so many: a wee slip of paper told him it was "all from a Birdie," and when the Birdie stopped to give him a ride in her own dear mamma's carriage," he thought an angel had surely come to take him home! Yes, Teddy, Mrs. Lester's tea-pot was full of pennies, but, better than that, her heart was tilled with the love that" re joiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth.!"—Hearth and Home, Bred and Butter* BY JOSn BILLINGS. H* who dont keep hiz sekret iz unwise, but he who trusts laz happiness tew an other iz a downright phool. This liaz alwus bin the rule, and alwus will be—no man iz graU unless he iz good. The man who knows haw and when tew ackt knows enuff. Manner iz more powerful than matter— espeshily in a monkey. Gravity iz a kind ov mistenous wis dum. Fine writing konsists in getting the most thought into the shortest and sim plest form. Thare iz only a phew men in this world whose opinyuns I venerate, and yu, mi friend, are one ov them. T1 tare are pholks who had rather be hated than loved, and I for one don't be leave in tricing tew convince sutcli pholks ov their mistake. When a kunning man gits kaught he is like a fox in a trap, he hain't got no friends. He who don't luv himself vents hiz spleen hi bating everyboddy else. If we listen tew the ditctakes ov our consilience anil reazon it iz almost impos sible for us tew be rong. It iz the little things ov this life that stir us up so mutch thare iz ten chances ov being stung hi a hornet whare thare aint one ov being stept on bl an ele phant. When fear takes the place ov hope in a man he needn't expekt tew be enny more miserable in this life. We oilcn meet people whom we think are richer than we are, and even more intelligent, but we seldom meet those whom we think are happier—this iz nice, ain't it? I hav seen men who waz too lazy tew set in a boat and fish they hadn't preeu ence ov mind enuff tew bate a hook. Fame iz a ladder, a hard thing tew klimb up, but eazy enuff tew klinib down. Tl lorobred people are never exelusiv all that it requires tew gain their kurtesy and kontidense iz to deserve it. Adversity makes j»igmys out ov giants, and giants out ov pigmys. A bright and good-natured Old man iz like a sunny day in winter. Butv, without braues, iz nothing more than a gaudy pictur. Luv kan'l live on buty it must hav sum hash, or it will fade and di. It iz eazv enuff tew alter things, but it iz hard enuff tew koirekt them. The man whoze whole stok ov knowl edge is drawn from books, will often pliind himself at the forks ov a road whare thare ain't no gide board. Thoze follows who hav the most merit see the most iu others. GVrimonys are a sort ov mnnuel for phools tew regulate their kondukt by. Go«l sense and good breeding are lruits that gro on the same bush. The man who iz waiting tew be happy will next year .at this time be waiting still. Cheerful 1 ncss makes pi a i nest feat u res butiful, the severest winter agreeable it 'elevates the lowly, and adds a charm tew grateness, all its own. The wizcr a man hokums, the more he plieals hiz depentlaiise. Kontentinent iz like a ghost, a dredful eazy tiling tew talk about, but a dredlul hard thing tew see. Thare iz no man so 'necessary In the world, but that when he dies hiz plase iz quickly filled, and he iz soon forgotten. The only way tew git along phast is tew git along slo. This world iz phull ov gruntcrs, but very phew grunt bekauze they are obliged tew. Compliance iz the sweet ile ov every dav lit'*. Natur dont put on enny airs. The most dangerous men we hav in this world are thoze who are alwus repenting ov the sins they hav made up their mind tew commit. Oonshunce iz nothing more nor less than the genius ov reazon.—N. Y. Weekly. Tricks upon Toper*. Rokh, who keeps the news-stand in the Post Office building, turns many an hon est penny with a root beer fountain. The fountain has two escapes, and at each of these he keeps a glass standing to catch the drippings, lie noticed, recently, that a couple of elderly men who lounged in the Post-Ofiice in the evening drained these glasses as soon as they were partly filled. Great and mighty results fre quently grow out of slight causes. When Roll" detected them an idea struck him. Before setting the glasses the next time, he dropped a teaspoonfuI of catarrh snuff in each one. It was a new kind of snuff, and Roff was glad of the opportunity to test it. He wasn't confident these men had the catarrh, but that was really no business of his 4it. wasn't anything he could help) and, besides, science must be attended t, so lie entered upon the ex periment with all the hopefulness and exj»ectation of a young and ardent na ture. About eight o'clock the old buffers came around, and having listlessly examined the periodicals, watched the opportunity which Roff was quivering to give them, and raised the glasses hur riedly to their lips, and as hurriedly absorbed the contents. Then they lounged about as listlessly as before, for about two min utes. At the expiration of that time, one of the twain commenced to look sur prised. The other man also looked as if he had received unexpected inUdligence. Then their faces simultaneously appeared griped, and the first man remarked, "O! O!" and struck for the wall. Where upon the second man made a similar stalenient, and also started lor the same destination. Roff hurried after them, lie didn't go out on the walk where they were, because they didn't appear to want to engage in any business, and Roff had just put on a clean liri'-n suit. So he stayed on the step, and watched those aged people as they swayed on the curb, and bombarded the gutter with root beer, and catarrh snulf, and pieces of liver, and such things as were bandy at the time. He hasn't seen them since. He regrets this, as he wants to get their certificate to put in a circular.—Vanbury Mm* Misni«f.h])|. MinNoun Ohio Orejron Ohio Orejron s*uth Carolina 'lVnuo«i»ee.................. Tesua Vermont LITE STOCK IN THE UNITED STATES. In the United States census report, recently completed, we find the following state- •. Viririnla «... «... \Vi*con*iu «... If Texas be excluded among Be*ve* and Status and TerrUoriet. Store Cattle. Milch Vow*. Work'g (keen. Sh*p. Swime. Alabama .... 35T.1MT 170,640 59.176 »41,9S4 71»,75flr Arizoua. !*. 607 #38 587 803 790 Ark»ti«ai...., .... 128,%t 35.387 161,077 HM*® California 164,OS! 5.!M4 1*^7 |20,!)28 Colorado 40.1S8 2\oi7 •Y MUi Delaware 19,ISO Connecticut 79,486 88.888 39.63*.) I-,-":83.884 81,!I83 Dakota 6,M 4,151 24.088 4,151 District of Columbia 138 657 6 604 577 Florida 382,701 61,!«ll 6,292 26.699 16$, 90S Cieursta 412.4S1 2.11.310 54.2.U JU9.46.-, 9*8,56K Maho 5.768 4.171 r22 Illinois l.OSMW 640,321 19,766 MV68,286 t.703,343 Indiana 618.300 393.738 14,088 1.M2.680 1,872.&«> Iowa S14.38S 3ti!».81I 22.0V* TKV\4!)3 1,853. DOS Kmnag VSW,', 38 lit, 440 20.764 JIKU'88 Kentucky...... 3S !.fl08 247.61ft 6'.»,71!» 758,an 6:4.3)B 23.606 .. K).4Si Pennw vl vanifl 608,068 70M3? 30.048 1,594,301 (87.5 Ul Rhode Maud •. «•.. 132,l!H «... ... 2,'.«V8B (Tlah ,.... 18,188 112,741 18IJ.328 27,80!) tS0,3r. 4l.345 JM7.5M5 188.-171 49.W" 870.115 8ll,ti7t» W i i i n i o u •JH.105 nowS 2.1*1 41.063 17.191 Wcet Virginia 17tVJ0» 104.438 18, i37 r.22.327 .ttl.NW 3JK.37* 53,615 1.069,2X'J B12.77H Wyoming.......*.,........ «... u,noi 707 !22 6,409| 14ft Total 13.566,005 8,av:W2 1,319.271 SW.417.951 25.184.5fl* from the list, on account of the admitted Impracticability of obtaining trustworthy figures from herdsmen, who can give only an approximate es timate of the numbers in their large herds, it will appear that Illinois had the largest number of beeves and hogs, New York the largest uumbcr of milch cows, Kentucky the greatest number of working oxen, and Ohio nearly double the number of sheep found in any other State. The total" receipts of live stock at New York for 1872, were Beeves, 480,741 head cows, head calves, 115,CS8 head sheep, 1,1H9,U81 head swine, 1,017,691 head. The total receipts lor 1^71, at the same point were: Beeves, 374,1)1)5 cows, 4,377 calves, 121,171 sheep, 1,:M!,10N swine, l,'UO,2rtO. The above receipts arc credited to the different States as follows: Illinois,'245,:i:55 Texas, »0,5M Kentucky, 11^7 Ohio, 155,582 New York, 19,87S Missouri, 1H,410 Indiana, 12,38:5 Virginia, 5,071i Iowa, 1,303 Michigan, 1,308 Canada, 758 Pennsylvania, 533 New Jersey, 210 Tennessee, 102 Kansas, 144 Colorado, W5 Connecticut, 4fi Delaware, 80. A Lover's Rose. In N one of the larger French pro vincial cities, during the summer of 1871, a young German officer was quartered in the house of a rich merchant. M. (so the merchant was called) was a Chau vinist of the purest water. At the begin ning of the campaign he was sanguine in the In-lit that, within four weeks, all Ger many would be at the feet of the Emperor Napoleoa and now, despite all there verses the French arms had met with, from Wcissenbunr to Paris, he was thor oughly convinced that Ganibetta, with his newIv-ereated army, would soon drive the hated German invadws to a man from the "sacred soil of France." Until this ardently longed-for moment arrived, like the prudent man that he was, he paid the taxes and contributions de manded of him by the invaders promptly, and gave vent to his hatred for lt.» maudU» 1'ruHnienH by vilifying Bismarck anil the King of Prussia i*i his little family circle, and by avoiding, as far as possible, Lieut. 1) who was quartered in his house. The ladies of the house, his wife and daughter, were good patriots but their patriotism did not prevent their finding Lieut. I) very amiable and interest ing, and their allowing him to spend a considerable share of his leisure hours in their society. Mademoiselle Louison, the daughter, was 18 years old, and very pretty. Lieut. I)» was five or six years older, wjis an accomplished man of society, and thoroughly master of the French language. What was more natur al than that, despite national differences, the voting people should be drawn to ward each other? The mother, who was very kindly disposed toward the elegant young officer, favored his suit, and en c»uraged her son in-law, that would Ik*, to formally ask Louison's father for her hand. But Papa B— declared that he would sooner see his daughter dead than the wife of a Prussian, gave the Lieuten ant a polite but. decided refusal, and for bade his wife and daughter from holding any further intercourse! with him. The ladies were requested to occupy one wing of the house, and the servants rcceivcj strict orders to deny the Prussian officer all cofnmunication whatsoever with the fortress. About this time tlio railroad accidents in the provinces occupied by the Ger mans had become so numerous that they, as a means of self-protection, compelled some prominent French citizen to ride on the locomotive of each train, in order to prevent his countrymen from tearing up the rails of the road, or otherwise doing it such injury as to endanger the safety of the train, because now the life of one of their fellow-citizens would be imperiled by an accident as well as those of their enemies. The means accom plished the desired end railroad acci dents became rare. But these compul sory trips in mid winter, on an open loco motive, were very far from being pleasure trips and Mr. li was not a little amazed when, within the short space of two weeks, it was his lot to make the journey in this manner to and from S no less than five times. His protesta tions and remonstrances were of no avail the order from the German headquarters was there, and had to be obeyed for runtre la force il 7i'y a pa* de rrxixtaitfe. When M. was notified for the sixth time to hold himself in readiness to make the journey again to S he entered a complaint to the Maire, who replied, with a shrug: "I am sorry, but I can do nothing for you. I». is certainly very strange that you should be selected so much more fre quently than otlw-rs to make this un pleasant trip. Have you, perhaps, a per sonal enemy at the German headquar ters "I recently refused a German officer, who asked the hand of my daughter," said he, after a moment's reflection, "and denied him admission to my fumily circle." uO'eat en!" cried the Maire, laughing. "That explains the mystery. Two or three times, when you have been away, I have seen Lieut. I) enter your house. He evidently has sufficient influence at head quarters to enable, him to send yon on these accursed journeys whenever he de sires to visit your daughter." Mr. indignation knew no Bounds. "My dear Wend," continued the more philosophic Maire, "1 would advise you to consent to ^our daughter's marriage rather tliMt lmVm:u i i i a a a i 844.6-47 1*^7 |20,!)28 5.509 B, 125 1,901 2.033 24.088 8,888 22.714 19,818 V 1,021 2,318 1106.587 5 MH6.765 JIKU'88 5 l^iii isiana. »*).!*» 16.078 3-2.-V.Ki .^18,602 3SK.3J* Maine m,2ro 13!).2.^9 HO. Mil 431,066 J5.T60 Maryland HK,iK"4 S4.7VH 22.491 129.697 II7.893 M.-i/sHchuseHs 7V.HM 114.771 24,430 VNViO #9.17« Michigan 3Hi 1,171 2r*.8.*)9 3).4'.)9 1,!»8.V.*M fL.8U Minmnota. 14ri,T36 121,46? 43.176 I:2..i-13 148.193 Misni«f.h])|. MinNoun MH6.765 1,887.227 173.*)» 58.146 t!32 7: (2 811.381 3H8.51B 6"),82') l^J.')2]lHll Montana •22,546 12.431 1.761 2.02 1 2.5!# Nebraska 45,057 28,940 5,981 22,725 t9.44» Nevada 2*,88ft 2,413 11.01 rt 3.295 New Hampshire 91,705 90.581 40, MM C48.7M) 83,127 New Jersey 00,3*7 133,331 3.s:|0 120,1,67 142.56.1 New Mexico '21,348 16.117 19.774 tl!!).438 11.267 New York «38,MB l.S t),6»)| 64.111 tJ181..V,8 North Carolina 27i.(«3 t'.Hi.::!l 45.488 163, J: 15 t»M*v13D l,trr.5.2ir»618.251 l,7i8.!«rt 4'.M2R 2.441 »18.ll! 119.455 9,748 18.H08 5.821 '2.V.MS 14.607 t«S.««)» 17.ti8r. 121.59» (Tows HHrt.ncW 213, lot 63,'.1,0 826.7H3 714.351 428,048 i7,r6i 132.10 V l,8t8.t.!U 826.7H3 714.351 1,902.445 428,048 i7,r6i 3.479 f.9,t 2 3.150 988.IK11 pneumonia by riding to and from 8 on an open locomotive."' M. threw himself info a chair, and seemed lor some minutes lost in re flection. It was a terrible alternative— either to give his daughter to a tuaudiC I'ruHHten, or to endanger his own valuable lile. "How long, think you," lie asked the Maire, "will it be before the Army of the Loire will destroy the Germans before Paris, and drive the last ouo of them across the Rhine Y" "The Army of the Loire," replied tha Maire, "has, according to news received this morning, been defeated, losing 10,000 prisoners." "Memonye! Impossible!" cried M. But he concluded that it would be wise1, under all the circumstances, to follow the advice of his friend the Maire. Imme diately on his return lroni his sixth com pulsory trip to S he gave his consent to his daughter's betrothal with the hated Prussian, and from that time he received no more orders from the German huud quarters to ride on an open locomotive.— Trniutlati'd from "lierollrrtioiui of the WtiMAr co German War," by Franz Euycu. Woman's Memorandum far Her Forgetful IIunbuild. AOBNTIiXMAN who resides a few milM in the country announced his intention of coming to the city to get a few of the necessaries of life. His good wife, who evidently reads the papers and knows what is going on, furnished her "old man" with the following memorandum, recognizing the fact that "these men are so stupid" and always forget what they are sent alter. But hen is the seasonable list of necessaries, which though not in strictly clerky form is nevertheless to the point, and well calculated to make an impression on the mind: Gel a pound of tea. And don't forget to go to Brown's dnif store and get eight pounds of coppenui and a pint of carbolic acid. Get a dollar's worth of loaf sugar. Bring a do /.en lemons. Ifyouhavca chance you had better bring a bushel of lime. We ought to have a pound of ground mustard and some ginger. Get a gallon of coal oil and a demijohn of whisky. Be particular and don't get them mixed—have the coal oil put into the can, and the whiskey in the demi john. If you see a nice piece of calico, yott might bring me enough for a wrapper. Go to Orynski's ami get a boUit of bit blackberry syrup. The flour is out. Be careful and don't drink My Will water while in town. Be sure and get a bottle of Hamlfarti cholera cure. We ought to have half a dozen knives and forks for the kitchen. Go to Mc)leery's and get a bottle of Dr. McCabe's blackberry brandy. Dont bring any green tiling home to make the children sick. Don't forget the coal oil and the demi john, and be sure to keep them sep*. rate. Go to Cheever's and get a bottltflf syrup of blackberry and ginger.. Get a pint of cognac brandy. Keep away from tlieni nasty ponds un less they are filled up. If you see any good disinfectant bring some home. Get a few (founds of emcken tad float and some oatmeal. If you see the doctor ask him to give you a prescription to cure cholera. Be careful and don't break the demi john. Johnny needs a pair of shoes. You had better call at allthedfM stores and see who has got the best chol era medicine. Now don't forget any of these things, and keep this list in yottr hat where jwt can find it. Come home early. About four o'clock yesterday afternoon the mau with the memorandum might have been seen going out Broadway with, all his horse could draw, his rockaway resembling the hospital supply train of an army corps. If the cholera ever goea out in that direction it will meet wilh^ a warm reception.—Hannibal (Mo) Courier. WEATiTH, after all, is a relative thinr* since he that has little and wants less, ia richer than he that has much but wants s'