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OTTAWA PKEE TRAD Eh ; SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1875.
6 TIIK LITTLE FOLKS. Training Tlnii-. Supper Is over, Now fur the fun, This i the season CliiMreu must run. Tiip" Is reniliur. mivs of MiofC boys: ' 1'ruv, illil you ever Heal- Midi a uolsel KiJIiiir " ounieis" Over the Jioor, Sop! one's u squirrel Cllmijinj; the door. Tliero toes tbc baby Flat oa his nose, . Brother was trying To tickle liis toes. Little he minds it; Thnmrh he would cry, Cluinired It to laughter As Lyn galloped hy. t Order U nowhere, Kun i Uio rule, Think they nre eliiUien .lust out Of school. Home is their pulnre, Tney am tho Kinxs Let them he mnstois Of ju.l .i few things. Oaly one huur nut of ull ('.;iy Give them full liecil.mi. Join in their J'h'y- Do not he cruity, I)o not forget Vou likii to !n.ina Sometime ilo yet. Ilmiie wiil be sweeter Til! lift) Is done If vou will (five them One hour of fun. r.-iNSY, VVhut blossom have you liroulit to cUy, Lcside my pillow, de.i:-, to liiy ; Come, let me fee my yrizi?. A velvet pansy, )ur:;o and fair, AV'itli petals yellow as your hair, And purple at your eyes. , . I tliink I Inow the Very epot, .1 Where, bordered wiUi joret-me no',, ' Tlii lovely blossom fc'rowf We knew tha, paosy heil of old, A swift, sweet story then! was tultl. between blaek eyes and blue. It seem but yesterday we stood, K.u-h unto eaeli God's greatest t-o.i 1, Ilcmath the morning nky! We stood ns lovers stood, to part (But hand from hand, not heart from l.curt), With litigerin;; gooil-Oyc. i ' I pon the siiow-wliite dress you v.-i.r-.- (Jim Ido.oin, plucked au hour In fo; j ' Wliiln :-lill the dew v:H wet. A purple iian-y, fair as this, I took it, with your first shy 1;:; I have that !i'lojoui yet. We lliouu'lit our fate was hard that day, ISut, darling, we have learned to a.iy, ' Whatever Is, is be-t." That far-u'I parting which Is o'er, Foretold one lotiKur, on before. Anuiliujf which wo rest. V.Vit us friend? and Idvym do, K;i"li rustling tru-; heart tlirou-'u and through, Until that parting come. Then if you speak 1 shall not hear, 1 ( elmll not feel your presence near, Nor answer. "Deaili Is dumb. You may bring pansies, too, that il.iv, To spread abo e the eliseless clay, llnl none so sweet as this; And never on like that dear llower, l'oo (fave me in love's dawning hour With your shy, charming kiss. I uriv not srlve you courage strong, Ami help anil compel all life long, As once I hoped to do. Itut, love, be fer.rless, faithful, b'JVe; The pa-isles on my quiet irrave May bring beari's ease for vol. Tlll.ltl; C'OMKS A TIMM. There comis a tiuis when we trrow old, And like a sunset down the sea, Slope gradual and the niglil wind eohl tonus whispering, sad und chilling! And locks nre gray As winter's day, And eves of saddest blue behold The leaves ull weary drift away, And lips of faded coral say, There comes u time wheu we grow old. There conies a time when Joyous benrti. Which leaped as leaped the laughing main, Are dead to ull save memory. As prisoner in Ills dungeon chain. And dawn of day Hath passed away, The moon hath Into darkness rolled, . And by the ember warm and gray, 1 hear a voice in whisper say, There come a tlmo whoa wu grow old. There comes u time whan manhood's prime I shrouded in the mitt of years, And beauty, fading like a dream, Hath passed away In silent tears; And then how dark! lint oh! tho spark , : -That kindled youth to hues of jrold, HUH burns with clear and steady ray, And fond affections lingering, say, There comes a time when we grow old. There comes a time when laughing Spring And golden Summer cease to be, 1 And we put on the Autumn robe . " j To tread the lust declivity, , ' But now the slope, With rosy Hope, lieyond the sunset we behold Another duwn, with fairer light. While watchers whisper' IhroHuu the night, There tomes a time when wo grow old.? ; , 3 , , i J THE WIFESJVilSTAKE. Mrs. llxjigixij prided herself oo being one i.f the best housekeepers. She was one of those rapid housewives who pursue an atom of dust us u hunter mUlit pursue a stag. No hoM natured fiv uiiroit to buzz within her dainty walls. .No cat puncd upon her hearth stoiic. I 'Junta were tabooed because their leaves would fa'!. Canary-birds were ruth b'bsJy excluded least they should scatter Heed. huusbini: was regarded us un arch enemy "It brings flies, and fades the carpets," said Mr. Jiooirood. As lor Air. IIopHd and the children, they lived mofe'ly in tuf Kitchen, i t "I can't have tUe boys' muddy hoots tramp iag over the carpets, and the girls sewing in the parlor," said Mrs. Ilopgood. ''As lor llopg'ol, he don't care where ho sits. One place is as good as another where he Is con cerned." , ' The Ilopgood family also took their meals ia the kitchen. ' Ttc got a dining-room as nice as any body's," s. 'd Mri. Hop;ood, "with a real car Teo oak iue-board, with a marble top, and ailvtr, polihhed till Ifa better than any look-lag-glai; hut Where's the u of turning things all upside down, Just for one's own family ? Common crockery ware and good bonc-bandlcd . knires ar just as good for rery-day oae.' I Mamtna," said Elsie Ilopgood, a cherry, eheckeu girl of sixteen, "I should like to sit so the parlor sometimes. ' Mrs. Montford and her daughters use theirs every evening, and it looks so pretty and pleasant there." "Stuff and nooscLsel'' aaid Mrs. IIopgod, sharply. "I keep house myself, after my own fashion, and leave others to do the same.' "Hut. mamma," pleaded Elsie. "I was think. iag bow I should like to lorite all the girls bere some evening, ana bare te. and after ward a little daace. I're been asked out so many times, without ever responding, that I'm reJJy ashamed to go." "Then yon had better slay at home," said Mrs. HopgooJ, polishing vigorously away at the stem of her silver -mrd receiver. "I think I see myself, with nil the young folks in t wn, dancing on my Brussels carpet, and cake crumbs una melted cream daubed over everything." Elsie made no answer, but her countenance fell. "I wish mamma was like any cue else," she said to herself, the tears obscuring her eyes. "1 wish she was like Kale I'nckctt's mother, who lets her huye company every Thursday evening. John Elton wants me to many him. If I was married I could have a house of my ow n and do ns I pleased." "Motliei," said Mr. ilopgood, a week or two afterward, w ith a troubled iace, "is it true that our Elsie Is out walking with John El tou, evening after evening? lie is a worth less, dissipated fellow, nml no fit associate for aDV girl." "Mercy ujiot us! I don't know,"' said Mrs. Ilopgood, with a belurbed face. "I suppose she as with Kate I'rickett or Cl.tra Mont fort. I'm a ureatdeal too busy with pickling and housekeeping to run at a giddy girl's heel tli'e whole time. Hut I'm going to com-nieut-e cleaning to-morrow, ami then I'll war rant I'll give her enough b do to keep her out of mischief. ".! 1 "Mother," said Isaac Ilopgood, gravely, "soiiU'lliiii'M I think Unit if we made home little more attractive to our children " "(), nonsense!" pctiilenly interrupted his wif ' I suppose you d like us to have t'lb leant, like Mrs. Montfort, or a magic lantern, like the little Micfords. Otir children haven't been brought up that way." And MrTllixond siid no more. . Mrs Ilopgood ii", to me her own expres sion, "in the tliiclc of house-cleaning'' the next day, w'r.h Ike carpel lolled into heaps, the floors sputtered with toap.BUds, and her herud tird up in a pocket handkerchief, when the door suddenly opened. "Take care of my pail of soapsuds and so da!" cried she, shrilly. "O! as you, is it, Ally?" " Yes, mother, it's me," said Alexander, her eldest sou, who had just gone Into business as junior partner to his father. "I say do leave oil washing a minute, and attend to me! Kv erson's in town--niy old chum, you know- only lor one uav, and 1 ve uskeu hun to din ner." - : ' '' i . "To dinner!" almost screamed Mrs. Hop- good, dropping her brush in her cousterna I ion. "Alexander Ilopgood, are you crazy? Of course I can't have him to dinner. Just look at the confusion the house is in." "(), he won't mind that, mother. Kyerson is a thoroughly good fellow. Just let him sit down to pot. luck with the rest of us, aiiy "1 shall do nothing of the sort. Alexander," said Mrs. Ilopgood, severely compressing her 1 1 pa. "lull know I do not approvsol you in Viang conipuny.at any time, still less at such a period us this. If you have been fool enough to ask him, you may get out of the scrape tin: best way you can ! ' "Hut, mother " "I dou'l want any more disctissioi, on the subject," said Mrs. Ilopgood, dabbling away with the brush. And Alexander went out, slamming the door. "Hy George!" quoth Alexander Hop good to himself, "if I can't ask a friend to my home, there's at least the alternative of invit- lug liitu to a hotel. I never did such a thing beiorc, but I don't see how else I can manage." bo poor Alexander Ilopgood entertained Mr. Itycrsou ul the hotel, and cave an un limited order for iced champagne and desert. And the upshot of it was that Alexander Ilopgood was brought in at eleveii o'clock at ulght, by two or the w alters, hopelessly in toxicated. "Don't bo 'fflraid, mother!" stuttered he, brandishing an empty bottle,&s he became dim ly conscious ot her white, scared face bending overhini. "Go ou with your washing! lis a deal jollier at the hotel than it is at home. Freedom forever! Jloo-oorny!" "), what shall I do?" sobbed Mrs. Hop- good, when thewalters were once more out of the house, ami the roll ol the cab wheels had tiled away.' "To think only think that a son ol mine should ever disgrace himsell thus!" "It's your own fault, mother," said Benny, the second son. "lou wouldn t let Alley bring his friend here." "Hold your tongue," sharply retorted Mrs. Ilopgood, wincing beneath the prick of this home truth. "Uall Elsie,- 1 a cud her help.' "O, mcther!" pitied Fanny, tho youngest girl, running down, stairs iu lrantic haste, "idsle ain't here." "Not here!" "No, mother; she hasn't been to bed at all and there's a note on tho table directed to you." "Open it, mother," said Isaac Ilopgood, huskily. "This is a doomed night tor our household. My God! has our home become so distasteful looui children that they fly from It like rats from a falling house?" Elsie's note was short enough. It read ; "Drah Motiieu: I am tired of living in the kitchen. I have run away with John Elton, and before you sue me aguin 1 chall hare entered up on a new future. - Elsie." Mrs. Ilopgood broke out into wild, hyster ical sobbings. Mr. Ilopgood read the hurriedly scrawled paper with a face cold and set like steel. , "llun away with John Elton!" ho repeated slowly.1 "Poor Elsie! then God help her. For lie Is as great a villain and scoundrel us ever lived; and she has sealed her own doom. Mother, mother! this comes of your house keening." Vlt wasn't my fault, Isaac," sobbed Mrs. Ilopgood, rocking herself backward and for ward on a chair Into which she had dropped. "It was your fault," retorted her husband, almost savagely. "Vou made the name of home a mockery to your children ; yoM shut up your soul inside of a scrubbing pall; and now you are reaping tho bitter harvest." Ofcourso poor Alexander Ilopgood was (li able to lift his throbbing head from the pit low the next day, and hu mother never Sett him until ulieruooti. . 5 When nt lust she Cuaie dowu utalrs, the par lor blinds were thrown wide open, a Mood ol sunshine streaming in, the table neatly set In the pretty dining-room, with (lowers on the tabic, and new hooks, games and puzzles scattered around. Mrs. Ilopgood gazed around w ith a bewil dered air., She hardly knew her own home. -V.'This is the v.y we must live hencefor ward, mother," said her husband, cheerily. "Let in the light and sunshine; teach Hen and Fanny that 'home' is something more than nn empty name, and try, in so far as wc can, to retrieve Iho errors of our past life." And Mrs. Jiopgooa mnteiy oowcu her head. "I will try, husband," she answered. A Journal ssys that goods made entirely from cotton are called merino, and have the look of merino, owing to the wooly surface imparted to them, bucu goods are sold both la the United States and in tbespanlsh youth American markets In large quantities, espec- tally in the fori or men s undershirts and drawers. To cause the cotton to resemble wool it is scratched and the surface raised by a particular process. A thread or two may be drawn out and burned in the flame of a taper; if the material be cotton it will con sume to a light, Impalpable white ash, cotton being a vegetable fiber; but if. on the con trary, it la wool, and therefore an animal fiber, it win twist and curl in the flame, ana show a black ash, accompanied by a smell which will speak as to its orlgla. Cotton is now so cleverly treated that It Is frequently taken for slik, also an animal fiber, and this simple test is always resoi ted to when there ia any doubt npon this point WHAT A Y03MG MAN SAW IN A STREET TELESCOPE. I saw avd heard him as I was going lioire the other evening. A big telescope was pointing heavenward from the publle square, and lie stood beside it an I thoughtfully in quired : "Is it possible, gentlemen, that you do not care to view the beautiful works of nature above the earth? Can it b! true tha' men of your intellectual appearance will sordily cling to ten cvnis rather than t ike a look through this telescope and bring the beatitic.i ol heaven within one and u lull milt voor I'Vi'H V "' The appeal was too much. lor one yiing i man to resist, lie was a tall young man with a long lace, hlu'h cheek-bones, and an anxious i ()t- ujj tl rsv t . He delights in still wa look. He looked at the ten cents and then at , u,rs j,.., eddies, ami t:ic cover of drift the telescope, hesitating for a sintrle instant, Wo()d except that pale, lean fellow who fre and then took his seat on the stool. Iquents the brakbih waters ot the coast, he U "Here is a young man who per for, to feast , j roV-r n. s omuivcrous as a shark, his soul with a sck'Utille, knowledge rather j (.rU(.i n!) fa;e, soft, slow, oily, undulating iu than become a sordid, grasping, avaricious hi s moiloni, .cunning , crattv and greedy, tiar capitalist,' remarked the astronomer, as he arranged Hie instrument. "Fall buck, vou people who prefer the paltry sum of en cents to view the gates of paradise, and give this noble young man plenty of room !" The noble young man removed his hat, placed his eye to the instrument, a cloth w as thrown over his head, mid the astronomer continued : "Behold the bright star of Venus ! A sight of this star is worth a thousand dollars to any man who prefers education to money " There was an instant of deep siler.ee, and then the young man exclaimed: "Hy gosh!" I stood behind him and knew that the tele scope pointed at the tilth story ot a building across the square, where a dance was in pro gress. "All of them indulge in fcxclamat ons of admiration ns they view the beauties ami mysteries of nature," remarked the t.strono mer. "Young man, tell the crowd what you see." "I see a (Viler hugging a girl!" was the prompt reply "turned if there isn't a dozen of them!" "And yet,'' continued the astronomer, "there are sordid wretches in this crowd who hang to ten cents in preference to observing such sights as these in ethereal space. Venus is millions of miles away, and yet by this tele scope, and by paying ten cents, this intellectu al young mini is enabled to observe the in habitants of that far-olf world hugiring each other just as naturally as they do in this!" The instrument was wheeled around to bear on the tower of tugiiie house No. 7, live blocks away, ami the ustronomer continued: "Behold the beauties and the wonders of Saturn ! Thisslar, tothe nuked eye, appcariiii! no larger than a silver halt dollar, and yet tor the paltry sum ol ten cents this young man U placed w ithin one mile of it." "By Jerusalem and coons!" murmured the young man as he slapped his leg. "Tell them whatyou see, my friend." "I see two lellows iu a small room, smok ing cigars and play lug euchre!" was the prompt replv. "Saturn is 80,000,000 of miles from this town," continued the astronomer, "and yet the insignificant sum often cents has enabled this progressive young man to learn for himself that thu celestial beings enjoy themsclvei pretty much as wo do in this worlJ. I ven ture to say that there is not a man iu this crowd who ever knew before that the i lhah itants of Saturn knew anything about ejehre or had cigar tactories." The instrument was changed again, mid as the interest of tiie crowd increased nn 1 Un people bugan to press nearer, tho professor said : "Now behold the planet of Mars, tin sec ond largest planet in the heavens. It s 73, 4GI,f!o4 miles from here, and appears to the naked eye hi be nothing more tnan a ri','ht star, and yet let this young man tell you what he sees.'' Haifa mile up the street in the top stry of a big building was un evening school, i The telescope got the range of one of the winjows, and the young man almost leaped froii the stool as he shouted "Hokey to alligators!" i "It has been asserted by collego gstrouo mcrs that the planet of .Mars is not inhab ited," remarked the professor in quite cut- ting tones. Some of them, pulled up with their arrogance, have called me a swiidler. and have abused this instrument, whicl was constructed for me by order of the late Em peror Napoleon at a cost of f 75,000, but let this observing young man tell you wLat he aces.' I "Whetstones and whifflctrees!'' exclaimed the young man. I "Tell them tell them, my young ftlend, what you see," urged the astronomer. "There's a feller sitting on a bench beside a girl. I saw him pinch her ear, and she hit him with a book. Durn mr button but she's all-fired purty!" f "Uenliemen, l am no blow-hard," said the professor in husky tones; "I do not wnt to tell you what this telescope can do. You have the word of one of your fellow towns men, and I do not believe that any of you will dispute him. I have been called a switdlcr, gentleman, because I go around tho ctajntry tearing away from astronomy the veil of mys tery with which so-called professors, draw ing heavy salaries, seek to cover it. Fpr the ridiculous sum of ten cents I am givug the public more astronomical knowledge In half an hour than any college professor can give you in six mouths. I demonstrate to you that thu planet of Mars is not only inhabited by human beings, but by beautiful girls with red nair, ana iy stylish vounir men wearing the best kind of store clothes." Once more be wheeled the instrument around. This time it got the range of the up per story of a tenement house on the hill. The young man had scarcely taken a glance inrougu me tube when he yelled "Great guns! But what planet is this?" "lou are looking at I'ranns," replied the proiessor. "i ranus is y7,nuvl04 miles dis tant Irom the earth, and yet I warrant that it doesn't appear over eighty rods away to you. Will you bo kind enough, my friend, to tell mis crowci wuai you see? ' "Give it to him! Whack him back I Go In, old woman!" shouted "the young man, siappiug one leg ana then the other. "Speak up, my friend. What do you see?" "That's it! Got him by the hair nowl I'll bet Oily to one that she'll lick!" "Won't you be kind enough, my fricnJ, to nuay me curiosity oi your iriends?' "hoop! that's it; now she's got him; puruesi lamiiy light I ever saw!" cried the young man as he moved back and clapped ma unuus. i ne proiessor covered up ihe Instrument slowly and carefully, picked np and unlocked iMiuri wnicn nan oeen lying near his feet, auu nu n nouijr aaiu : "Gentlemen, will vou cause, h raenl. hen a man tell you after this that the planet orSaturu is not inhabited, tell him that you know better that it Is not only In- uauut-u, uu m.ti me uiarricn couples up incre uaiciimu; ujjirn me same as they uo In this mundane sphere. In about len minutes I will be ready again to explain the wonders and benuiir r n. sparkling heavens to such of you as prefer a million dollars' worth of scientific knowledge u ivu teuis iu tiic uross. jieanwhiif, per mit me to call your attention to mv cHebra letl tooth ache-droDS tho oulv rw-rfert rnniK dyyt-t Invented for aching teeth!" Ana yet 1 have reason io believe that the proiessor was earnest, honest and sincere Jd. yfif," in the Urophie, CATFISH 'I lie ( lutriK U-r and I iiiihiiH or n I'iini-ioiluv At1"' l i ron, tho NUw!ric.,.Ti,M. From the bull pouts of the brook, up to tho, :r it wolfish, n compact chain, witu wolltlsh, n compact cnaiii, wiiu no, mlssiiiL' link, connects the great tamiiy oi cat li.slies. Why cat fish, we shall presently M-e. His favorite seat and homestead is, un doubtedly, Ihe iuland sea of the Mississippi, but he can live anywhere, and in point of tact docs live every where. His services are iinllspcnsib'.o and his adaptation to his busi-ni-si. net feet, lie is found ill the rivers of lAsia. and bus relatives liviua in the North seas, lie range i-s the waters as widely as man d. l'imehnlu t'utus is a true . .ilt! j.luj (.0smonolitan -in fish society. He is the sly , , . f kind forms his diet, and doubt less his little, beady eyessparklo with delight when he chances upon n particularly odorous bit ofi'.. The first rule of the cat-fish philosophy is, that there is nothing which it is impossible io swallow. No cat tish is in good standiug among his fellows unless he can bolt his own weigiit in moat and bones without winkiug or stretching his neck, lie is impudent and brave, resisting capture with the greatest de- i termination, dies slow aud dies game. He never takes his prey with any ot the switt, fierce eagerness of "the trout, pike or bass; there is no dash, no dun about him. Ilo ap proaches the bait deliberately, clasps it in his vice-like jaws, and moves away so gently at first, w ith such a soft strain upon the line, that you are in doubt whether he is fastened or not. Ho is loth to exert his Immense strength mid will not do so until he finds himself firmly hooked. Then he rouses himself, aud struggles with a stubborn, angry courage, quite In coi'trast with the fright and terrorof other game fish. He is, among lish, what the owl is among birds, very wise, very still, very independent, and always hungry. Though a night-prowler by profession, he is very much in tho habit ot lunching at all boms of the day. lie bus no scales, his skin is softer thau satin, as smooth as ivory, ami his whole organism the perfection of elasticity, compactness and strength. You never see him idly frisking about nor spending his time in foolish gam bols. Ho never flirts himself out of the wa ter, even wlieu seeking his prey, much less from any nonsensical ambition to show his agility. " lie hugs the ground closely, avoids swift currents, or, when in them, seeks the eddies and tin: shelter of the rocks at the bot tom; winds in and out along the shoie, solemnly, mysteriously, stealthily, always on the lookout for something to swallow, yet never disappointed If he finds nothing. Though always graceful in ins movements, bis geueral appearance carries with it the impression of a laughable mixture of cuu niug, malevolence and drollery. He is a wag, a rogue, a tyrant, a glutton. He i-oinetinies attains the weight of 200 pounds, and then he is as ugly a customer as one could wish to see. His head is as wide as a road-scraper aud pretty much the same shape. His ponderous jaws set together like a steel trap, and, when out of water, his eyes have a vicious, metallic luster which they "re tain till he lias breathed his last gasp. Tho poetical ju-:tice of being swallowed by another fish, has never been meted out to the cat-fish. The three poisonous thorns which stand out lrom his body, one at eaeh side and one above, nH'ord him ample pro tect ion. Altogether, the cat-fish is a very queer fellow, a fellow ot infinite originality and humor. If you ever have an opportunity to observe him in his native element, you will find lii man interesting study. You will never find the great leviathans ot the fish market id water clear enough for an observa tion, but tho smaller members of the lamiiy, the horued pyut of tho brook, for instance, you may often see. His palpi droop grace lully over his muzzle, not unlike a moustache, and as he moves leisurely about, the almost incredible phenomenon of "tho tail that wags the dog," is clearly illustrated; for the tail of tho cat-fish certainly does wag his body. He seeks no companions, is the most self-contained of all the fishes, yet is no misanthrope. He delights in punching his broad nose un der chips and sticks, and sometimes a merry freak wiil siezo him all at once, and hi will double himself up, seem to touch his nose with his tall and bend himself into scollops L In the very exuberance ot bis muscular elas ticity. Then away he goes again, wagging his head at all the other fishes, seeking, with all his wjntcd and industrious solemnity, for something to swallow. As au article of diet, cat-fish meat is popu lar in western hotels, whero it figures as "baked trout." It is dauby, but (hen it is cheap nothing so cheap. The supply is in exhaustible and the price unllorm never any cheaper or any nastier at one season than another, Boiled, it makes a very good salve or poultice. His general utility In life de tracts from his acceptability in death with many people. As a standard dish, he ranks a little lower than hash, a little higher than rat pits. A poor man with an empty purse came one Jay to Michael Fcncbcrg, the godly pastor of seeg, in iiavaru, Bnu begged three crowns thai he might finish his journey. It was all the money Feneberg bad, but he besought him so earnestly in the name ot Jesus, in the name of Jesus he gave it. Immediately after he found himself in ereat outward need, and seeing no other way of relief he prayed, say ing: j,oru, i lent i nee three crowns ; I hou hast not yet returned them, and Thou know- est l ow I need thein. Lord, I pray Thee give them back." The same day a messenirer brought a money-letter, which Oossner, his assistant, reached over to Feneberg, saying: "Here, father, is what you expended." The letter coutaicetl 2X thaler (about $1G0,) which the pour traveler had begced from a rich man for the vicar, and the childlike old man, in joyful amazement, cried out: "Ah, dear Lord, one dare ask uotlnng of Thee, for straigntway inou mittest one leel so ailnm. edofit:' How to CoMPt TE Interest. The follow ing method for computing inserest is coin iiuuu.-i, nun iuj oe lounu a convenient method : Four percent Multiply the principal by the number of days, separate the right hand figure from the product and divide bv nine. Fivo per cent. Multiply by number of uays aou umoe oy seventy-two. Six per cent. Multiply by number or days', separate right hand figure and divlJe by six- r.lEfct per Cent. Mullinlr hv nnmrwr nf dars ana divide by lorty-Dve. iSine per cent. Multiply by number of days, separate right hand figure and divide uy iur. Ten per cent. Multiply bv nnmlif r of divs. and divide by tbirtv-six. Twelve per cent. Multinlv bv number of uuys, separate ngui nana cgure and divide by three. Fifteen per cent. Muttinlr bv number e-f uays anu umoe oy twenty Tour. Eighteen per cent. Multiply bv number .1 I . . of days, reparate right hand figure and divide oy i w o. TwenfT m-r rent Muhtnlv lir nnmhrr t i ft-. . . . v J " uays ana uiviae oy eighteen. The coming man is he who owes you. How to Meen .V Iieovery Frank Buckland has an essav in Land aud Water on the "Best way of getting asleep aud L- i,i.,,t n ir un " u-liW'li ,,1'ti.r rtimlilinir Ml'r.mul with dilfusivo i.umo'r, closes with a aiigges. . a ,iltI(. 8hckinK pf.riana. which may d b M ol, . 1 now venture to suggest u new but simple remedv for want of Bleep. O males in anv form, even the liquor opisedai, chloroform, j will leave tracTs ot their Intluenco theiiexii mi-ruing. I therefore rescrlbe for lnyself.aud have frequently done so for others onions;! simply common onions raw, but Spanish on-, ions stewed will do. Everybody knows ;.he taste of onions; tins is due to a peculiar, es sential oil contained in this most valuable root. Tne oil has, I am sure, highly sopujiric powers. Iu mv own case they never lad. It 1 am much pressed with work, ifud I tool I shall not sleep, I eat two or three bttull on iocs, and the effect is magical. Onions me also excellent thiugs to eat when much exposed to intense cold. Mr. Parnaby.Troutdale, Fishery, Keswic, informs me that collecting saIu.oii and trout eggs iu! winter, he finds that raw onious enable-him! and his men tu bear the ice aud cold of the. semi-frozen water much better than spirits,; i.i r. Tl.ii relii- pvoedlt ions ftlK'lllu "V ' , , ntOIw F'inallv. if a person cannot sleep, it is be- cause tho blood is in the brain, not in the stomach; the remedy, therefore is obvious, call the blood down from tho biaiu to the stomoch. This is done by eating a biscuit, a hard boiled egg, a bit of bread aud cheese or something. Follow this up w ith a glass of wini or milk or even water, and yon will sleep, an! will, I trust, bless the name of the; writer. Women who Never Wnsli, A Spizza correspondent of the Loudon Standard writes: "Those of your leaders who have travelled in Spain have certainly remarked the dirty stripes on the necks of the lovely senoras ; no devout Spanish wo men dares to bathe without tho permission ot her c mfessor. This aversion to cleanli ness has come forward from the time of the anchorites Sadinus, i'achomins, Besarion, and othtr saints of the desert, aud indeed whole sects of that epoch condemned all ablutions as beatheui.sh, and were lauded because they wore their clothes so long that they rotted to pieces and fell oil them, or becaus their skins became as "pumice-stone from the crust of dirt oil it. The superstition that cleauiug the body soils tho soul exists this day among tho women of those Christian nations w ho have long carried on couflicts with the Mo hammedans, on whom the Koran enjoins fre quent ablutions. Atemaio jjuiganan is per ...!o...l t.. ......I. 1. . .7 I :, . .1 lumen iu i nan i-ui v mux 111 i.ci iiiu uu i lie ilny before iier wedding; Sclavonlan lamilies the and in most South' ,r.,.. , ,.,.,,!,. .,, I lowed to bathe, tho .iijf tu women rnover. I recall: with a shudder tho interior of tho Moiiteue-! K'i" nuts, niieiiii woiiil-ii ouereii mo wine1 she always dipped her fingers into it, tho same j fingers which had just been engaged in the, i. ... . Wl - . .1 l . - chase on her children's head, or which had been gently scratching tho pig, the pet of the family, which are always addressed by en dearing names. The adults squat or lie down, the children tumble about iu the liquid man.' m ure which covers tho lloor of tho hut, and!j3 many women i.rj blear-eyed in consequence' o: tho creosote causeu by the smoke, which can only escape through the door. Tho Prin cess Milcna, as I should have said, forms an exception. Yesterday afternoon a sweet faced woman with the smile an angel and a voice softei and sweeter than tho sound of flutes upon the water, was walking up Fifth street. Shel was walking very slowly, enjoying tho cool autumn breezes, and the delicious shade ol those maple trees jusl below Division street. Her languid motions were the perfection of grace, aud she was the admiration of every pair of eyes on the street, when suddenly she threw her parasol over the steeple of the church, yelled till she rattled tho windows in the parsonage, jumped up as high as the fence three times, and whooped and shrieked and wailed aud howled aud kicked until ev ery body thought she had suddenly become insane. But when they ran up and caught hold of her and poured water on her head and $15 bonnet, and shook her until she quit yell ing and began to talk, they found that one of those green worms about an inch long, had dropped from the maple leaves and slid down her back. And they didn't wonder that she yelled and made a fuss about it. Burlington Haicketjc. Fly-Catching lUta. From the Newhnrgh Telegraph. Air. U. IS. Udell, at bis hotel on Front St is the happy owner of a fly exterminator, which tor thorough work is unsurpassed by anything we have ever seen. Iu one of the wiudows, fronting on Front street, where samples of his wares are occasion i.ly shown. a rat begau several weeks since u nuke slvj visits, and secured a good meal a tieti as he came by catching the many Mies which are on the panes of glass. He grew very expert at it, and though at first quite shy, soon be came emboldened wheu he found he was not disturbed in his foraging expeditions, and would pursue his business not ia the least in timidated by spectators who were onlvsep arated from him by a pane of glass. He ob tained entranco by gnawing a hole through the wooden base, coming from below. For weeks he has pursued his fly-hunting business undisturbed. Un Sunday one of the waiters discovered him in the act of introduciug a friend or member of his family to his forag ing ground. Ihe new comer was very shv aud would only put his head through while the old habitue tried to coax him in the win dow. He would catch a fly, gravely hand it to his lnend, who would as gravely eat it, and look for more. By degrees he lost a little ot his fear, walked out, and soon because an expert in the new business, hither one or both may be seen elm ist any day by any one who may be patient enough to wait for their appearance a short time. It is certainly a very novel sight, and well worth a few min utes' time to see. An Ingenious acamp in Philadelphia l' possession nf acomplete suit of clothes tLe, other day, by calling at a dwelling house a id informing the lady that her husband, who was a wholesale grocer, had fallen Icto a hogs head of molasses and needed a change of rai ment- His story was false, and the explana tion that followed the husband's teturn in the evening caused amusement and anger mingled In equal proportions. F.D.SWEETSER, Deakr in and Manufacturer' Aitent lor all the heat Farmiflg Implesients SWda ai4 W rap plot Paper In the country, OTTAWA, - - ILLINOIS. IF" It-rhral crjh prlw pM for all kinds ofSe-da, A fuU la or raper Uaf at SaMtacturer'a Price. autfU LMK K.niiIN1l ANUFHKICH r aTAl'lONAKV-plalnandlntaiatrd at OS MAM UAPUIAVS ii7ioi,ii'M, A?tKonr- A5P TEK'S WKITlV'l LStS AM) rLflO. at CAP 9 OSVAS HAl'KSI (ffattiagc jFartoti). CJA-lillLAUIC FACTOIIV. uiuvin No. 57 Columbus Street, All Styles of Carriages, Buggies, Sl'IilM! 1V.U10XN, Sc., Constantly on Hand nml Made to Order. Thi-y do their own wood anil Iron work, trh'4 uwurtn heller nd ciieupcr wurk limn m.y oilier e, ;di' aiio,, line tlinclty. Impairing neatly siul promp'.ly u.-ii.-, i-!tia vin low H. W. JOKSEJ H 0 u a u o U CARRIAGE FACTORY .HOSE IN WANT OK Good lamanes, 'J! aid Open JiucfWK, Slide Sent lluKitle,Twonefttecl open Implied, Dcmot-rnt Woi) Sulkies, &c, chii flml tliem at t!:ia Kaetery, all of Ain,rn wuiAAef the V'tiii-if" in' ami In tli mm. nw'"ir ityiti (HilIHIAfl. Al.i II -ln.i. J r.,..,u i,u i. m i.-w ib. ii,n mi4ki" in nnUr -.'- unite I. lU-imlrinK done promptly Palntlnir.Trlmmlui, Wood and Iron Work. Ottawa, March 18. lfll. O'JTAWA . -r i. (ycl XVl clCf Q JT 9.C lOFV ; y Otrz' sc Porter, I'KOI'KIKTOKS, Manufacture and keep conntan'.ty on tmnd the varloua styles ol oaa and two foaled I'liietonB. ltockawayft, binsle and DouhleiluaioeM, wnh or without tops, and the various tvlr-ot beuioci at aud Sprtiitf Waoim called lor lu tills market. We also manufacture a Jump and Slide Seat, wnlch for npatnesi and convenient: an a one or two-eated carrhice l uii'iirpawprl hy any yet Invented. Our work U atrlctly KliiST CLASS and lully warranted. Orders aollclted. jr end fur catalogue aud price list. J. G. OAT. Nov.31.lBTI. B. 8. POUTER. OTTAWA CENTRE Wagon and CarriageManufactsry, JOHN D. VETTE, Prop'r, On Superior Street, near the old "Fox River House. Ha1ns Introduced many Important Improvement In hla establishment, mafclnu It (lie lament and mot com plete In the elty, the underatfrned Invite I arm , era and other deslrlnx uew wagont or Old ooes repaired, or wlnhiug Flue Family Can-lane, Hukr-Ic, rhmtons and Democrat Waif-uua, or anything In his line, toelvehlm a call. All work war ranleU and price that dtfy conipeUtlon. Ottawa, May 15th. 1SI5. JOHN I). VETTE. mm WOCHEgy PUBLIHED E7ERY FSIDAY, AT POST OFFICE BLOCK, OTTAWA, IlIS., Is the Only German Paper In La Salic County, Also between Chicago and Davenport, and therefore well adapted as an ADVERTISING MEDIUM. PHE8COTT, iA. Manulactarer of and dealer la BOOTS AND SHOES. A U kind of vork done to order. A Go.yi Fit Warranted. Repairing Seatl) Done. Orer S;a? ft Ctamt'i Sat Store, On La Salle Street Ottawa, November lt. l3. Co?it)MKHH wim, finn it pn-at ab: to eel our price before wrfrrui tehere. O.SJM.V HAP KM AX. Stationer, lumen a Bookarller. Weat o(Um Conrt Hoaacotuwa. 111. T K)Alj 1IIIAKKS.-1UIW aaaorlDMOt as 4 a J inh reuaow mnrm mat art punnnmL at Fx I i vcy w. l,TOKImNSlll, m ILL. .11 . I I mm lliUS BUTT