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THE IOWA VOTER.
J. C. BAUXS, Publisher. KNOXVLLLE, IOWA. THE OUTCAST. MBS. M. V. B. OOOOWU* 8h! gazfd the pitilt eky. At thf cold and barren earth, At the hungry river ruxhing by, And in deep deepair renolved to die, Carving her hour of birth. Her Mini was deeply «taimd by criiwa,— A wreck cast up from the city's elinw. Vhy does i-he tremble and shrink At the ghastly thought of death? Why dcK*i« *he fear LetheV cup to dONCi Why 'ear 'u oblivion's arm* to sink. If thie life its but a breath? Doe* the cpirir-g rni in her darkenedM«1 Be volt at death an man's final goal? Doec a vision of childhood hours Sweep o'er her fevered brain? A dream of wildwood bowers. Of guushinc, budc and flowers. Before temptation came?— A virion of home and its bliss, now To ber tin-sick soul lost HO tempest-tOMttdf "Tke bell in the church-tower gray. Within who.«e shadow she etamin, Is calling believer* to kneel and pray While the "gate of hell" ju»t overt!**® Throws its red light across tlie caud To where the river'# cold, dark wave The hern of her fouler garment laves. 'If I fhould kneel with the rest to pr»jr, I wonder if God would hear! I am weary of sin'* unhallowed fway,— Will no one teach me the better wajf** She cru-d in her doubt and fear Bat with glance* of hate and insolent pride, By the pious throng she was thrust acute. We talk of -'(Ms Gospel day?" We call thi» a Christian land! Oh, GodWhen a sinner to Thee would pray, i'rom the tc mpleV gate she is turned away Alone ill the wired to stand. Wantonly, wickedly forced from the light, Left fainting and dizzy in darkness ana night. And when, in the dreary morn. With white lips evermore dumb. With garments ooze-drippint? and tMB, j"ace hunger-stamped and sin-worn, She'r dragged from the river's slim. On you, from your brow, wash the mark of Cain!1 Ctn you call from earth's depths the soul you have slain? Christian CxiM, A QUEER STORY. I WAS fishing in the V one cold day In March. To stand up to one's hips in water on such a day, wielding one's rod with benumbed fingers, shows one an en thusiastic lover of the gentle art. And such I was, and for once had got hold of a good time. The water was just the right height and color, the wind was cold, but not too cold for the trout, and blow ing down the stream, raising a nice curl on the water, not strong enough to pre vent my throwing my tly right in the teeth ot it. I was fishing up the river from Glamlwy, and every other cast I rose a good fish, and generally brought them to basket. After 3 o'clock they would rise no more, and whip as I would I could cot stir a fin. I was not sorry, then, when the next reach of the river brought me in full view of the handsome stone bridge which sepa rated the V and which I knew car ried the highroad which led to the market town of Llanwyn. Thereupon I emerged on dry land, and taking off my wading hoots and flinging them over my shoulder lit my pipe and started at a smart pace on my way to Llanwyn. I was very tired but very happy, for I had a good basket ot fish, and my opportunities of fishing be ing rare I appreciated my luck accord ingly. After walking about a mile, the gloom of evening drawing on, and the hills seeming to close in upon me in mys terious shadows, I heard behind me the beat of hoofs and the rattle of wheels, and presently there overtook me a spanking mare, drawing a (log-cart, wherein was seated a jolly-looking man. with a broad, good-humored face, wearing a brown great-coat. lie pulled the mare up sharp and shouted out: If you are going to Llanwyn I'll give you a lift!" Nothing loth, I scrambled into tlie dog cart, whilst the mare executed a pan sen I on her hind legs, and away we went. We were soon at Llanwyn, a neutral-tinted Welsh village, consisting of a long street of hoveIs, a big hotel, the l'rince Llewel lyn, jutting out into the middle thereof, a rugged little church, a dozen public houses, and half a dozen dissenting chap els. At the Prince Llewellyn my friend pulled up. "Come and have some beer. The home brewed is capital. Dau glanxiaa da cwrw, Annie darling," to the pretty Cambrian waitress. The beer was really good we drank to our respective healths, after the kindly Celtic fashion, and struck up a friendship cemented by two other glasses of We agreed to dine together at six,and while my friend, whose name I found was Rob erts, went to transact his business, I took a stroll around the town and called upon the local fly-maker, fisherman and barber to talk over the fishing and lay in a stock of flies. I found myself at six, with an excellent appetite, at the Prince Llewel lyn. Mr. Roberts was punctual, and we 1 id justice to the broiled trout, saddle ot Welsh mutton, and grilled chicken, which formed our repast, washed down by fa mous home-brewed ale. Dinner finished, there being no other guests in thecolfee room, we lit our pipes, brewed some whisky-punch, and began to talk of fish over the fire. Robert*, I found, was a thorough fisher man and naturalist, and a keen sports man. We discussed the merits of "all the streams which flow in Wales, of all the flies which cock their tails," till we fin ished sundry tumblers of punch. "Do you know," said Roberts, "you re mind me of a friend of mine so much I really thought you were the very man when I came up to you on the road. Potts his name was—Capt. Potts—he was a London man perhaps you know him "No, I don't know him," I said. "Ah! he was one of the Pottses who smashed so badly some years ago," said my friend, indulging with a loua guffaw at thejoke. "You remember the great failure of Potts, Pumpkin & Cope, the bankers, of •course* Well, this Potts was a nephew of old Potts—Sir Tim Potts, you know. I knew nothing of this, though, when I first saw young Potts. 1 met uim on the river, fishing. He was a good fisherman but you Englishmen don't often do much on our rivers, and then go home and say there are no fish in them. Well, I gave him some wrinkles, which be profited by, and we got to IK fast friends. We've nothing to do, so draw up to the fire and Pll tell you about Potts and myself. I always call it the merciful dealings of Providence with John Roberts. You shall hear: 1 lived in this town some ten years ago. I had just married, and lately commenced practice as a solicitor. 1 had been arti cled here, spending '.he last year of my time in London with Fudge & Frizzleutn of Lincoln's Inn, a great chancery and agency firm, a* I dare say you know. My old master, John Jones, w« just dead, i and I thought there was a good opening here. But I didn't find business come in so tast. You see there isn't much litiga tion in these parts. The big swells are in the hands of their London lawyers, and if a poor freeholder wants a bit of money, he'll borrow it on a note of hand from a neigh bor, without a regular mortgage deed, and jit isn't often that any land changes hands and then I was the only lawyer in the iplace, and that was against me. Still, I pad all there was to be got. I was clerk to the magistrates, clerk to the highway, clerk to the commissioners of this or that Ibut these things, although they sound large, don't bring in much. Well, what With furnishing my house and office, and so on, I'd spent the little money I had got, tind had to borrow more still, I knew I should come out right in time, and my wife, though young, was a capital mana ger, and would make a crown go as far as & pound. However, I was very much pleased when my eighteenth cousin, Watkins William Watkins, a man who had always been very friendly to me in a haughty distant sort of way, commended my atten tion at Wyddliam castle. He told me that Her Majesty had insisted on his ac-' Crept ing the onerous but dignified position of Hi-rh Sheriff of ihe countv, and that he, W. W. W., had graciously determined to appoint me his under sheriff. He was also pleased to invite me to luncheon, and among the distinguished party at the cas tle I found an acquaintance, Capt. Potts, who, with Lady Laura Poits, his wife, Was on a visit there. Potts was not one of those fellows who are devilishly friend ly by river-side, deuced cold in society. He came forward at once to claim my ac quaintance and to introduce me to Lady Laura, a delightful little woman. She made a slave of me at onco (of course, subject to my allegiance to my MaryJane). 1 went home much pleased at mv reception, and at the appointment I had received not that it was worth very much in itself, but it gave me a sort of standing, and was an opening. My relative didn't, however, forget to call upon me to find two sureties in £1,000 each, to indemnify him in any ac tion that might be brought against him. It was the usual thing. One of my sure ties was my poor old father, who was then living in a cottage near Llandolwen. The other surety was an old gentleman who had always been very kind to me, and who had accumulated a little money in a long life of thrift and industry. I never dreamed of such a thing as their being called upon to pay anything for me— never. It was a mere form, I told them. I'd not much to do as under sheriff for some time. There were only a few levies, which were paid out, and which put a few pounds into my pocket but I was in great force at the assizes. I was in much re quest among the ladies, to get them [daces in court, and when the judge, whom I recollected as a leading Q. C. when I fin ished in London, and whom I had met at consultations sometimes, condescended to have achat with me, and asked to be pre sented to Mary Jane, I felt as if I had at tained to a considerable elevation. After the spring assizes I had a little leisure. It was one of the best fishing seasons I ever remember, and I used to be on the river every dav, and every day I would meet Potts. We became great friends, and Potts would often come to my house and have a smoke and a glass of grog. I was much annoyed then, when one Tuesday morning's post brought down a ca. sa. from my agents, indorsed by the firm of Moses & Mosheim, commanding me to take the body of one Bellirigham Billingsgate Potts and bring him before Her Majesty's court of exchequer. And I was to have met Potts that very afternoon! Duty is duty, and I couldn't think of giving poor Potts any warning of the danger which threatened him. I sent for the two bum bailiffs who did the few j«bs that occurred in our part of the country. I explained to them what they had to do, and they seemed pleased with the work. Had it been one of their own countrymen who was in the mess, they would have under taken the business with reluctance. To my horror, live minutes after I had dis missed the men, Potts himself put his head through my office doorway. "Hullo, Roberts!" he cried "busy as usual, old fellow? May I come in?" "My presence of mind forsook me I could only gasp for breath and point to the door. Potts came in alarmed—'What on earth is the matter "Just then the two bums, who had traced Potts to my office, bounded in and seiz ed Potts roughly on each side, almost tearing the coat off his back. Rut l'otts was as nimble as an eel. He drove his elbow into the long man's stomach, and doubled him up in an instant, and let fly his right into the face of little Jones,send ing him spinning across the room. There were two doors opening into my office one led to the outer or clerk's office, the other, opposite, opened directly into a lit tle back street. This latter was usually locked and the key hung on a nail close to my desk. By this door Potts and I had often made our way to the Prince Llewel lyn for our morning beer. Potts conse quently knew well where the key was to le found, and saw in a moment the way of escape. The very same idea flashed into my mind the same instant. Ought I to have remained passive and let him escape? Shouldn't I have acted neg ligently and dishonestly in my office had 1 done so? I don't know which I ought to have done and though all these things darted through my brain while Potts took a single step across the room, yet I don't think it was from any just sense of right or wrong, but from a sort of professional instinct, a kind of spiderisli feeling, that I seized the key and put it in my pocket. Potts gave me a look of scorn and reproach, and then, putting his hands in his pocket, he leaned back against the mantle-piece and laughed. "Are you all going mad? What's the meaning of this?" It means, Capt. Potts,'* said I, feeling smaller than I had done in my life before, that these men have a warrant for your apprehension for a debt of—how much? £120 and costs?" "Why didn't you say so before?" said the captain, "instead of letting your ban dogs upon me? It would nave saved your red-headed friend a pain in his in side. Well, of course, it's your business to do all such dirty work. I'm sorry, though, I hurt these men of yours. Here, take a half crown apiece, you fellows." Well, indeed," said Jones, "I like you very much! Diolch yawr!" Williams ceased to rub his damaged bread-basket, looked suspiciously at the coin, and then pocketed it with a grunt. "So, it's Moses ami Mosheim who've put me in this hole? Well, I havn't the money, and I don't know how to get it how long can you give me?" "Well, you can stop at the Prince Llewellyn to-night you'd belter go on there now with the men, and I'll come up ami Utik matters over by-and-by." Potts went oat, attended by his keepers, and he'd hardly left the office before I re ceived a card—"Mr. Braham, Moses and Mosheim." A sallow young man, much bejeweled and with very dirty hands, was shown in to me. He had come up by the mail to Chester, and posted on. I fancy he came to see that the ca. sa. was prop erly executed. He ascertained that the capture had been made, and lodged de tainers to the amount of £1,250 18s. 6d. I sent the brute off, and had scarcely got rid of him before Lady Laura Potts announced. Poor little thing! how love ly she looked! But in such distress! She'd brought all her jewels, bracelets, rings, gold watch, diamond necklace, lots of things—worth £200 or !00, I dare say "O Mr. Roberts," she said, "can't you take these things as security, and let my dear husband go?" "Lady Laura," I said, "if it were only a few hundred pounds, I'd take his under taking for it in a minute, and arrange for his release, but I'm sorry to say here are detainers of £1,200 or more." Then, poor lady, she began to cry. Couldn't I enter into some compromise? she had £150 a year of her own wouldn't I take the money in fifteen yearly install ments of £100? I explained to her that I had no power to make any arrangements, she must go to the creditors but I advised her not to alienate or dissipate her own property in any way, but let her husband take the "benefit of the act." She was a sensible little woman, and saw my advice v as good she dried her eyes, picked up her Jewels, and I was just opening the door for her, when I was almost knocked down by John Jones, who rushed into the office, looking like a ghost. "He's gone!" he cried in Welch. "We've lost him." Leaving her ladyship to find her own way out, I ran bareheaded into the street and on to the Prince Llewellyn. The bird had flown indeed. Red headed Williams stood at the door gaping and staring at the roof as if he thought Potts was a bird. The men had left him in his room for a minute, and when they entered it again he was gone. The window was open, and there was an iron wafer pipe running down the wall close by. He must have slid down this and got away. No one had seen him not a trace of hint, not a vestige, not a fragment of a clew could we find. I set the police to work. Potts had lodged in a cottage near the river, half a mile from the town he might have found hit way there. I set a man to watch the house at a distance, sent off a policeman on horseback to the station, some six miles off, to watch every train. But I had littlt- hopes of finding him again. He knew the country well, had a good start, and would strike across the mountains to Wigwillem, in the adjoining county, where he might laugh at my beards. No sooner did the thought strike me than I determined to follow the track my self, and I started at the rate of about six miles an hour. It was a hot, breezeless May day, the first day of summer what with the heat and the turbulence of mind in which I was, I arrived at the top of the pass, some 1,500 feet above the sea level, quite exhausted. I flung myself down on the top of a rock, the highest point over hanging a foot-path below, and followed with my eye the track, which I could trace for miles, to where It crossed the border of the country. There wasn't a living soul upon it. In the great hush and hum of that sultry afternoon, as I lay among the heath er, my soul cried out with tlie bitterness of death upon it. I was ruined, root and branch. For ever}' penny of those £1,200 odd, I was personally liable. My poor old father would probably end his days in a workhouse. My friend, who had lent me his name, would have to take the road again for bare subsistence. I might be come bankrupt, and get a clerkship after ward but had I the heart to begin life a^ain with such a load upon me? Wouldn't it be better forme to end my misery and perplexity by rolling off this slotting bank into the ureal chasm below? *fhen I thought of MaryJane, and how she would wait, and wait, and gradually from impatience she would come to un easiness, and from uneasiness to terror and how she would spend the ni.tfht in sorrow and the morning would bring no joy, and how the whisper would go round the town,'They've found the body and oh how hard on the poor creature, only six months a wife!' No! I could never be such a coward! God knows I couldn't have done it but in great trouble, strange thoughts surge in your brain. At all events. I hadn't to pay the £1,200 that night I would crawl home and per haps I could think of some plan of stav ing off ruin to-morrow. Well, I got home, and I remember that Mary Jane pitched into me awfully be cause I was an hour late for dinner, and everything was spoiled, she said. I took a couple of glasses of brandy after dinner, and that steadied my nerves, and I could think. I would go up to London to-morrow and try to compromise with my creditors. I could, perhaps, by a sale or all I had, and by borrowing on my life policy, make up £500. I could offer this, and as it was five hun dred times as much as "Certain clients of mine have claims against that gentleman. Well!" "A ca. sa., taken out by your firm, has been with me for execution." "Precisely." "Well, Mr. Potts has escaped." "What an excessively disagreeable inci dent for you, sir!" "Now, what I propose to do is this: I undertake to pay you £50u in a week, if you will rive me a full release." "I think Mr.—Jones did you say?—that the total of the detainers is rather more than that. You know the exact figure, perhaps?" "You know the figure as well as I do, Mr. Mosheim. Six shillings in the pound, or thereabout, my offer would give your clients. You wouldn't have got 6d. in the pound out or Fotts." "You appear to know more of Potts than 1 do. In reply to vour proposal, we decline it. Your sheriti: is good for the whole amount." "You absolutely decline it?" "Decidedly." As I walked down Bishopgate street I felt more comfortable I knew tlie worst. After all, ruin is not so bad in reality as in anticipation. 1 had plenty of money in my pocket, and it didn't matter now how I spent it. 1 would stay in town that night, and go and hear Robson, who was then in great force he might make me forget my troubles. In the meantime I would go and get a steak in a place that I knew in Fleet street, where I used to dine when I was serving out my time in London. As 1 walked through the city I changed my mind again the roar of London troubled me. I weuld get home as speedily as possible. But as I passed the narrow court in Fleet street, the accustomed but lon«j forgotten habit —or was it the hand ot Providence that turned me?—drew me up the court and into the well known precincts of "Stilton." I went into a box and ordered a rump steak and a pint of stout. You know the old fashioned room, I dare say—its sanded floor and wooden benches, its fire-place and immense kettle? One side of the room is divided into boxes. In the corner of the fait best box from the door, where I was invisible, ex cept to a person standing by the fire place, I took my seat, and, sittinir there, waiting for my steak, 1 heard a number of men enter the room. They made more noise than the quiet legal men who formed the rest c»f the comnany. TLe voices of the new comers rose in loud and cheery tones altovc the noise of the chop-house. I guessed that the two loudest talkers were military men, proba bly just returned from India, and the mu tiny was ended. The two heroes wen asking about lots of friends, but I didn't ray they There I was, however, a suppliant to these Shylocks! Mosheim was a dark, rather gentlemanly man, and neatly dressed. But for his curly hair and btg nose you'd have thought him a Christian. He pretended to be very busy writing when I entered, and looked up, and motioned me with the butt-end of his pen to a chair but I walked up to the fire-place and stood there. "Mr. Mosheimf" "That is my name." "Mine Is Roberts, and I am under sheriff of Caerlonshire." "I didn't come to make your acquaint ance, Mr. Mosheim, but to make some ar rangement with you as to an unfortunate accident which has happened tome in my official capacity." Mosheim bowed grimly. "You are, I believe, acting On behalf of the creditors of Capt. Potii." any attention to their conversation till heard the name of Potts. Then, indeed, I listened with bated breath, every nerve on the stretch. "Wll( re's Billy Potts, now? I heard he came to grief." "Oh! Billy's down in Wales, hard up, as usual. I have just heard from him. Such fun! The Jews found him out. He was at Clansomething, a nice little Welsh town. A ca. sa. was issued, and poor Billy was nabbed, and the bums took him to a hotel. You know what a nimble—" Here the waiter slammed down my dishes and tankard with a tremendous clatter, drowning the mellifluous voice of the templar. I ground my teeth in de spair "trap-door" was the only word I could catch, and the next moment a loud guffaw from the military told mo the story was ended. "Captain! Captain! and he's in the same house still?" "Yes but he'll slip away as soon as the coast is clear." "Very srood, by Jovi! Billy's a match for uses or Taffy." 1 had heard enough. I had the clew. I remembered that there was a trap-door in the room of the Prince Llewellyn, open ing, probably into a loft. It was too high for any ordinary man to reach without assistance but, of course, Potts was in the highest favor with all the lassies at the hotel. Nothing would be easier than to open the trap from alw»ve and let down a rope or ladder and he might be there still! I looked at the clock it was 2:30. I had barely time to catch the 3 o'clock express from Paddington, but it might be done. I left my steak and stout uritasted —unpaid for, had not the vigilant head waiter intercepted me. I flung down half a crown, and, without waiting for change, bolted down Fleet street. A hansom was passing, I jumped in, telling Ihe driver he should have a sovereign if he got me in time lor the train. Fortune favored me fortune, did I say? Let me humbly and gratefully thank a kind Providence for saving me and mine from ruin. As we reached Paddington station, the clock was on the stroke of three. One of the big doors had been slammed to, and the porter was closing the second. With a howl that friirbtened the stolid porter, I threw myself against the closing door. I dashed through the ticket office would have got out of Potts, surely they would take .t and cry quits! Of course, Mary Jane had heard of Potts' escape, and she made me very sav aire by expressing her delight at the event. She didn't know how nearly it concerned her And I didn't tell her. I only said I had business In London next day, and asked her to pack my travel in ir bag. I went up by the night train, and a wretched journey I had. Next morning 1 went to find Moses and Mosheim, who had cham bers somewhere up in a little court or square, out of Bishopgate street. "Mr. Moses wasn't in," the clerk said "didn't know if Mr. Mosheim were wou'.d take my card and see. Yes, he was in, and would Bee me bye and bye." I sat down and waited in the dingy office, feeling the indignity of my position In having to wait at all for such a man. on to the platform. The guard had blown his whistle, and the train was gliding gently away. Policemen and port ers barred my way in vain. "Life or death!" I hoarsely roared, gracing a pass ing handle, I flung myself into a first-class carriage. The cabman, unpaid, was run ning along the platform after his receding fare. I threw him a sovereign, which he caught, and his face assumed a beatific expression as Paddington station passed from my gaze. »y one o'clock in the morning I had reached Llanwyn. The moon was shining brightly, and Llanwyn was in quiet re pose. I stopped the car just outside the town, and walked to the police station. I roused Inspector Williams, and asked him to send two constables to watch the Prince Llewellyn, and also to wake the two bai liffs and set them on guard. I walked to the Prince Llewellyn, and took my stand on the doorstep till my reinforcements should arrive. I had hardly reached the top of the flight of steps when I saw a light over the fanlight and heard the door-chain rattle. Presently the door was opened cautiously, and there emerged into the moonlight— Capt. Potts. He had closed the door before he saw me, and we stood together on the topmost step of the high stone flight, glaring at one another. A light seemed imminent we were well matched. I was the taller and heavier, but Potts was more nimble on his pins. At running, however, I could beat him all hollow, and Potts knew it, and knew, therefore, that flight would lie useless unless he could pre viously disable me. But he was a man of presence of mind, and preferred to ne gotiate before the fighting. "Look here," he said, rapidly, "I'm in an awful hole. We've always been good friends, and I don't see that it can harm you to keep your eyes shut for a minute while I get away." I had taken him by the arm as he spoke, and held him with a grip so firm that lie did not need an answer. He drew him self together for a dash at me, but waited for MI answer 1 spoke. "Potts!" I said, "your escape would be my ruin and I'll not let you go till I'm dead. Potts looked at me amazed. "What are the odds to you if I get out of the clutches of a lot of Jew swinalers?" "Simoly, I shall have to pay your debts, and be sold out stick and branch." "On your honor, is it so "On my honor, it is." "Roberts, I had no idea of this. I'll cave in. Don't hold me so tight. I give you my word I'll not bolt." I took his word, and we walked up and down the street for half an hour talking over his affairs. Presently the car arrived, and the bailiffs and I saw him safely started for the county jail. Next day I resigned my office. After that I acted as Potts' solicitor, and had the pleasure of offering Moses and Mosheim sixpence on the pound, which they accepted and released Potts. I don't think they lost by him, either they had plucked him pretty well, before. IIe s coming this week for the fishing if you're here you'll be glad to know him, for you don't often come across a better fellow than Capt. Potts.—Belgmvia. Moths In Furniture* THEHK are two species of moths which infest furniture. One is a large liy, of silver}' white color the worm of ihe same is shaped like a chesnut worm, and is fam iliarly known. It rarely infests furni ture. The other is a small fly of dark drab color the worm is about one fourth of an inch long, and tapering from the head to the tail. It was first observed by upholsterers about thirteen years ago. This fly penetrates a sofa or chair, gener ally between the back or under the seats, where the vacancy among the spring affords a safe retreat. It may make a lodgment in one week after the furni ture is placed in a house. If such should be the ease, in two months the worm will appear and continual process of pro creation in a lew months increases the number to thousands. This moth has no season. It destroys in winter and summer alike, as it is kept in active life by the constant heat of the house. We find at the same time in the same piece of furniture, the fly, the worm, and the eggs—thus showing that they are breeding and destroying all the time. It does not eat good jutre, curled hair, but fastens its cocoon to it, the elasticity of which prevents its being disturbed. The inside of furniture is used by il only for purposes of propagation. The worm when ready for food, crawls out and destroys the covering, if of woolen or plush material, and falling to I he carpet destroys it. They rarely cut through plush from the inside, as il is of cotton back, but there are instances where they have cut up muslin on the outside backs of sofas. There is no pro tection against it but continual care. New furniture should be removed from the walls at least twice a week at this season of the year, and should be whisked all round, and particularly under the scats,to prevent, the fly from bulging. This is an effectual preventive, ami the only one known. Cayenne pepper, Scotch snuff, turpentine, and all other remedies for protection from the large moth arc of little or no avail against the furniture moth. Saturation with alcohol will not destroy them when in a piece of furniture. If the furniture is infested, they may be removed by taking oil" the muslin from under the seats, and off the outside ends and backs, when' they congregate? most, and exposing to the air as much as possi ble. Beat well with a whisk or the open hand, and kill all the flies and worms which show themselves. This done often will disturb them, and may make them leave the furniture, as its desire is to be left quiet. When the furniture is free from moths, and is to be left during the summer months without attention, it may be protected by camphor in small bags, or highly concentrated patehouly. The safest way is to have the furniture well whisked twice a week. If the moth attacks the carpet, which they will first do under the solas and chairs, spread a wet sheet on the carpet and pass a hot flat iron over it quickly— the steam will effectually destroy both worm and egg. If furniture is delivered in a dwelling free from moths, the uphol sterer's responsibility ends there, and all rests with the housekeeper, as no trades man can tell whether the moth will attack it or not. There are cases where the fur niture has been in ten or twelve years before being attacked. It would be as fair to hold the tailor responsible for Un safely of clothing as to hold the unhol sterer responsible for the safety of furni ture.—Cabinet Maker. How to Become a Distinguished Man* IN a great many instances young men spend half their lives in changing from one thing to another before they learn what they are competent to perform. A correspondent writes thus: As a general rule, the best place for a young man to begin life is right where he is. He need not go a hundred, or three hundred, or a thousand miles away from home to try the world that particular spot where he lives is a part of the world, and just as good a place to try as some other particu lar spot three hundred miles off. In the Kastern States, where society is settled, and things change but little, where busi ness is held in fixed channels, and cer tain families are supposed to have a pre scriptive right to do everything that is done, there is not much inducement for a young man to remain at home, unless he possesses the genius and enterprise to break through the traditions and regula tions that hamper him, but no such con dition of things exists out West here everything is new, fresh and plastic and a young man may do his part in molding things to his purposes. It is a very com mon mistake for youngsters, who have not yet butted their tender heads against the hard angles of the world, to imagine they possess superior talent, if they only had an opportunity to exhibit it. If they live on a farm, there is no chance there to show their genius. If they live in a country town, it is entirely too small to spread their wings in. They yearn for a great city where talents are appreciated and imagine that there is the field for them to rise to eminence and wealth, and yet they liad better stay right where they are, and make their beginning in the locality where they were raised. If they really possess genius or special aptitudes they may first develop them and test the metal tney are made of in the limited sphere of their native place, and, if the experiment proves satisfactory, afterwards transfer them to a wider sphere of action. Thousands of young men who go to great cities to try the world, find the 'world in such cities too much for them, and they learn too late that it would have been bet ter for them to make their trial in a hum bler and safer sphere.—New York Herald. ALWAYS mtam to nut Dow—Bones. A Warning to Lovers. "METILDY, you are the most good-for nothin', triflin', owdacious, contrary piec* that ever lived." "Oh, ma!" sobbed Matilda, "I couldnt help myself—'deed I couldn't." "Couldn't help yourself? That's a pretty way to talk! AiSl JM a BtOft young man "Yes'm." "Got money?" "Yes'm." "And good kinfolks?" "Yes'm." "And loves yon to destrackshun f' "Yes'm." "Well, in the name o' common senses what did you send him home for?" "Well, tna, if I must tell the truth, I must, I s'pose, though I'd rather die. Yom see, ma, when he fetcht his cheer clost t© mine, ami ketcht holt of my hand, anA squez it, and dropt on his knees, then it was that his eyes rolled and he begaE hrcathin' hard, and his galloirses kept 9 ereakiiC arul a creakin',.till 1 thought ilk my soul somethin' terrible was the mat let with his in'ards, his vitals and that tlu$» tercd and skeereil me so that I bust oufl a-cryin'. Seein' me do that, he creake4 worse'n ever, and that made me cry hard, er and the harder I cried the harder life creaked, till all of a sudden it came to mft that it wasn't notliin' but his gallowsest and then I bust out a laughin' fit to ki$ myself, right in his face. And then hit ju'mpt up ami run out of the house mad aft tire and he ain't coming back no mora Boo-hoo, altoo, boo-ho!" "Metildy," said the old woman, stem ly, "stop sniv'lin'. You've made an ev erlastin' fool of yourself, but your cake ain't all dough yet. it all comes of them no 'count, fashionable sto' gallowses— "spenders' I believe they calls 'em. Never mint!, honey! I'll send for Johnny, tell him how it happened, 'pologize to him, and knit him a real nice pair of yarn gal lowses, jest like your pa's and they never do creak." "Yes, ma," said Matilda, brightening up "but let me knit 'em." "So you shall, honey he'll vally them a heap more than if I knit 'em. Cheer up, Tildy it'll all be right—you miud if it wont." Sure enough, it proved to be all rights Tildy and Johnny were married, anA Johnny's gallowses never creaked an|f fr »svpteinbtr, llee Hunting. FOR the benefit of those who may wish to engage in the exciting sport of bee hunting, we give a few directions for iim|» ing the abode of the wild bees. Go as ft# from the tame bees as possible, as wild bees are seldom found in their proximity. Vour outfit should consist of some strain ed honey, a piece of comb and a box or cup in which to catch the bees. Plac* the comb containing some honey on a stand where the movements of the beta can be seen, and then place upon tins honey a bee from some neighboring blof. soin. When this bee has filled its sack, will rise, describe a few circles, and tak$ a bee line for the tre e, in a few ininutc® returning with reinforcements. This op» eration is repeated, additional rcinforc#* mcnts arriving, until a hundred may be Ht work. The bee hunter estimates the di^ tance between the bee tree and the stanA by the time the bees are gone from tha latter anil by the number of bees at work on the honey. Alter a good line is estab lished, (ditain a cross line by moving the stand either to the right or left. Later in the season, after the frost baa killed the flowers, the bees are attracted by burning comb. For this a warm, still day is best. Supply a tin pail with soma ashes and live hardwood coals on this put bits of comb sufficient to make a goxi smudge, which will draw the bees to tlia stand in search of honey, when they ai!« lined as above. A few drops of theessenoa of arnica, dropped upon the comb coiw taining the honey, will induce the bees to work rnorj rapidly and increase muck faster.- J. M. JJcebc, in Huj}'aUt Liu Stock Journal. Budding Fruit Trees. THIS is the proper season for budding most trees. Peaches especially are grow ing luxuriantly, and a bud or two inserted at this time will in two or three yean give a bounteous return. It is very easy to go to a nursery and purchase a few young trees in spring, but it is not quite so easy to procure large ones of a bearing age. Therefore when there are any ol# pear, or even peach trees, standing aroun§ our dwellings, it is but a few minute# work to nut in a few buds of some excel lent kind, and thus insure a crop that will be remunerative in time to come. By the way, the quickest, easiest, and surest method, when the bark separates easily from the scion, is to cut beneath the but!, half way through the scion, commencing half an inch below the bud and ending the same distance above. At the lattef point merely run the knife around the bark and twist, the bud off, leaving as a matter of course all the wood adhering to the stick. These in the case of pcaches rarely fail under the worst of treatment, and in fact so sure has the operation now become that the large propagators use this method in preference to all others.—Cor. N. Y. Tribune. THE new discoveries in Egypt will add plausibly to Wendell Phillips' lecture oa the "Lost Arts." It now appears that thf smelting of iron was carried on in Kgyp$. from the very earliest period. Mr. CharlejR Vincent, in an English scientific ,Jo\irrut\ sets forth some new facts in reference t# this subject: "In the sepulchres of Thebes may be found delineations o§ butchers sharpening their knives o£ round bars of iron attached to thei§ aprons. Tlie blades of the knives art painted blue, which fact proves that they were of steel, for in the tomb of RamcseB III. this color is used to indicate steel, bronze being represented by red. Att English gentleman has recently discover ed near the wells of Moju-s, by the setw the remains of iron woifs so vast thai they must have employed thousands workmen. Near the works are to lie found the ruins of a temple and of a bar rack for the soldiers protecting or keep ing in order the workmen. These worka are supposed to be at least three thousand years old." A STORY Is told of a woman who freely used her tongue to the scandal of others, and made confession to the priest of what she had done. He gave her a ripe thistle top, and told her to go out in various di rections and scatter the seeds, one by onqt Wondering at the penance, she obeyed^ and then returned and told her confcsso£ To her amazement, he bade her go back and gather the scattered seeds anil whcR she objected that it would be impossibly he replied that it would be still mora difficult to gather up and destroy all thg evil reports which she hud circulate* abetttotfatttf.