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VOL; IV IfO. 45. t
WHOLEHNUMBEll- 2 20.
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Men who hn Join ito choms, and prolong '
The psalm of Jabor and to amlm of love.
The times want scholars acholara who shall
shape -'S-'!- ' ' '
The doubtful deetiniea of dubious years.
And land the arkthat bears onrcoamr'i good.
Safe On some peaceful Ararat at last.
The age wants heroes heroes who shall dare
To struggle in the solid ranks of truth ;
To clutch the monster error by the throat;
To bear opinion to a loftier seat:
To blot the era of -oppression oaC.'. . '
And lead a universal freedom ?; .
Aad heaven wants souls fresh and capacious
..souls: , j ,
To taste its raptures, and expand like flowers, - J -Beneath
the glory of its central sun.
It waats fresh seals not nvean and : shriveled
ones: . .... . i-'ii l-
It wants fresh souls, "my brother give it thine.
If .thou, .indeed, wiH act as smta should et ; '
IF thou, indeed, wilt be what.soholars should ; .
If thou wiH be a hero, and will strive
Te help thy fellow And exalt thyself, '
Thy feet, at Jast, shall stand on jasper floors : . .
Thy heart, at last, shall seem a thousand hearts
aeh single heart with" myriad raptnres filled '"
While thou shalt sit with prinoes and wilh-kings,
Bioh in the jewel f aransomed.soul,,.. f. i. .
"I WILL WALK
From Scribner's Monthly.
eeey Welles" sJopd, uppi t , the . hearth
rug in , the , long, '. low v dressing-room,
awaiting the coming o.her guests. Or-,
dinarily she might be a trifle pale-quiet,
possibly though iwith L depths quickly
stirfed . by' the -dropping of a careless
stone. ' To-night she was flushed, tremu-
lnnon.n') excited. ' ' '
' " By the way,'! said her father, paus
ing' at the; door, as he passed 1 through
the hall, " I inet :the young minister
Hayes, you know- this ; morning, and
asked him up to dinner J' . .
:'But I don't know," responded Ves
ei?,'as he passed, on,' her - yes growistg
wider and .wider in dismay f "I ", don't
know hint at all. - And to-night of all
nights 1" she half sobbed, pulling' at the
flowers in the porcelain vase before her,
until the red. rose dropped all its petals
at he feet. '. ". ':. '..
o It was te be the' last-of the pleasant
evenings that ' had brightened -all the
wintes. jiarrel Winslow and his mother
were coming to dine with them once
more before going homeThey had been
boarding at the hotel just above two or
three months..Veaey. had built so many
hopes upon this evening..- But now
' She was fastening a bunch of daphne,
sweet scented, .velvet-leafed, into her
belt,- when : Paul ' entered the room.
Passing fail l"i he Baid to himself, at a
: elunrjee of the bent head. ,, i . -f. .
" The Rev. yaulHayeal'j announced,
thfe servant?"' She turned quickly, -not
oatchinsr -the- name, ' hearing only the
sound of feet: and the opening of the
door. i5ut the Hush upon her lace was
not tor bun. -
" I--I am vIiss .Weles,M ,-with rather
unneccessary frankaees. - " My father
will be down:in a , moment. He was
unusually late' from town to-nieht."
J But hearty and cold,"' Paul added,
mentally, as he - turned ' away . to meet
her father. . - - ' ' ' 1
Then at last, Mrs." Winslow and Par
rel came. -- ' .
" Who is this man?" looked out of
Darrel's eves. - !
" And you really go home to-morrow ?"
Veeev said, sitting ? down besides Mrs.
'' " Yes. ' There is nothing to wait for
now, and Uarrel does -not care to stay.
The opera season is -over.' you know,"
8o it was for the gayeties of the town
he had lingered week, alter week, she
thought, with a sudden sinking .of the
heart. Oh, hew blind he had 'been 1
His careless laugh came across the room
ust then as it to mock her.
".You'll not come back before another
season P-- She conld "not hide the pain
that auivered m her- voice. -1 1
" No," she replied, simply, " I suppose
- The"gentlemen' joined them.-'; CT)
-VeBey was thinking'how pleasant she
had hoped it would be, with only Barrel
arid his mother, there they four around
the fire,ia.tbriwiligli4. JJarrelfcy her
at the words she thought Jie- .wcwjid
speak. There was a ringianging upon
his watcn cnain. it nttea ner nnger.
He tried it once in just;
She turned away from him' to Paul.
And yefwhat 'should she say? "What
dw'people aay) Itt'-ininisAeijB? she asked
berselt. neipiessiy. . Ana to y on ng min
isters above all ? - Oh. if, he had not
come! If he would only go! If they
would all go, and leave her alone with
her disappointment f' :
How she ' passed that long dinner
hour she never knew. She talked of
trivial things, as we all do, . though be
neath the outward calm our very souls
are seethmtf. When they were back in
the- drawingroom, nd . the others fell
into the quiet desultory chat that ibl-
lws a dinner, she alone could not be
still. Her cold " hands refused to lie
quiety . un : her lapr' as shapely white
Hands - snouia. .tier ieet beat an impa
tient walta under her gown. She glanced
Darrel.,' ' He had thrown himself back
in an easy chair, his hands under his
head. 'There was- no feverish ' glitter in
his : eye. - He yawned furitively: . She
pushed her chair back. .. ". ...
' How stupid we are ! It's the fire,.
thinkv" If'arways ulls everybody but
itself. Will some ppe sipg, qr play?"
And she -sat , d'6wn heisalf befote the
pianQ. . .. :...., , ..
She struck a quick, sharp chprd. "1
oould dance tonight!" She had for
gotten the yonng 'Tninister and bis
probable ' prejudices. He caught
glimpse, just then, of the flushed, in
tense face. But in an instant, with the
minor chord that followed, it changed,
Tears rushed into her eyes. Her back
was to the others. " Only Paul saw the
sudden saddening of the face, the fall
of the wet eyelids. V-,.' .
"Such wonderful spirits J" exclaimed
Mrs. Winslow. " So light-hearted Vesey
always IS.'! v t i- v.-:;' :
AH I" responded Paul. Bat he' fell
into a reverie. -
parrel teanad oyer her." " What has
cotpe jo yeu ?t! - --;;!.,.;-
" Hqw? Wbyrj .- She did n6t pause
, y x ou re Bimpiy glorious now. You
naraiy need a crown."
rier nanas went wrong. A quick
clash a discord then she went on. She
J?8 growing strong eo,ual to th strife.
There is pqthkig sq deathless as a wom
an 8 pride. It had risen at last.
nnds flashed over the keys, throwing
pw.8Prfc,if tbe wildest, gayest music,
t. ,,etod nightr and good-bye, it must
be, ha said, detaining her hand when
they separated. " We shall take
The flush died out of her faee.
looked worn and tired. Upon the whole
she was not sorry he had decided to go.
, ." Good-bye," she said -quietlyj
. " You'll come and make us that visit
in the summer. . Vesey?"
"I don't know. Perhaps so."
. '.' Of course you will."
To be sure," added Darrel. " I shall
come for you myself."
They were gone at last. She turned
away. , " ' '
" But, Mr. Hayes I Vesey !" .
She had forgotten his existence.
" 1 am afraid I am rude." And she
putoutuher hand. "Good night; buj;,
radeAch ff. may eeftfeu? now that? I iiftw
wretched headacheapd-v-and ." That
was all she said. "The play was over. .
The spring and early summer wore
away. One letter came from Darrel a
letter such as he might have sent to
any chanoe acquaintance," full of hints
of gay doings here and there nothing
more.' One little note Vesey wrote to
his mother to say she could not ' make
the promised visit. Darrel ' had : said
nothing in his letter of ooming for her.
"And tell Darrel" at the close of her
note " that I am saving any amount of
gossip against writing, him some' day."
But the " some day" never ucame. Ab
senoe, like a strong flight,' brings ut
hidden defects, and V9ey inew - now
that he was a man selfish and vain, who
had nlaved with . iior .heart. He had
had held it in his hand, weighed and
measured it and her, and had cast -both
aside, as worthless. -She thought of it
with burning cheeks. ! ' '-' j
Witir another winter came the Wins-'
lows. If she had dreaded it, if she had
feared for herself, - would it have been
strange? i But the Bpell was broken.
Looking back, she wonaeredi '
Outwardly the old intim icy was re
sumed. Darrel came and went as ' he
had come and gone the year' before.
But to Vesey it was only a shell a hol
low, heartless' jfching, f that 'never: had
beenfrlensMpf and could -never now be
lieve. .Paul, plodding along day Rafter
day in the round.of his duties, saw, as
though a great way off, .Vesey and Dar
rel flying up and down the icy streets
to the tinkle of silver bells... . ;'
One night Vesey, glowing in crimson,
with ' white chrysanthemums in her
hair, passed through the halL The outer
door was wide open. Paul stood outside.
The wind, raw and wet with the breath
of the sea, caught her hairat. the silk
en ruffles ot ner dress.
"Oh, is it you? . But you are coming
in?" . .. . ..' .,
She little knew how the words temp
ted him, how the vision . tempted him,
. , j j
aa aha rkanBArl wi tV ' 'p likriMl hands under
the gas-light,' and with the warm bright
I can notl am waiting lor your
father. ' There is a family
at the --lower
end Tf the town starv " " - -- -
The words chocked him. : " Thank
you, not to-night,'-'- be said. . He had
longed to meet her again, -liKe fi
alone, and face to- face. r But her light
manner, her dainty dress, angered mm
to-night. . He had come from such a
different scene. 'Only a woman of the
world, after -all, he thought, 1 -And yet
so sweet, -so bitterly sweet, ho owned,
when he bad turned away and plunged
into the cold and darkness. Uarrel was
waiting for her in' -the drawing-room.
You're like a poem to-nient, in an
that ruby red like an Eastern song." -
"Thank you," V esey Said, dreamily.
" I couldn't imagine you in gray," he
went on. half to himself, " or in any
thing somber, or worn or poor." He
had begun to study the girl in earnest
now. " Yes, you are made for the- rarest
and best. Vesev : to shine in satin - and
diamonds.1 ! ..i -.. -
'In that all," she asked, wistfully.
M All? Is that -not enough? It would
satisfy most women P" i - '-:
Hat to-niirht it did not satislv ner.
Down at the beginning' of the' Jong
long : street was . blaok, low-browed
house,' like' many otbersslhere, with
shop in th4- fcvrSBory, aOBfixaore, prop-
ertv. twoiuacdene wmdotRsras oocuptea
by- a nwatchmaker, and -the other dis
played pins, and needles, spools oi cot
ton and such wares. . Above them were
two or three with slanting sides, where
a deformed girl, a pitiful looking sight
to look at lived with her mother, earn
ing enough by sewing to put break into
their mouths and scanty doming upon
their back no more. Yesey employed
them i from pity, mostly, since her work
could have been better done elsewhere,
She stepped out of the sleigh here at
dusk one night and ran up tne stairs, a
roll of work in her hands. She had ; to
wait a moment, so -she .sat. and talked
with the girl, who was young like her
self, and vet not like herself at all. It
made her happier in the napjy lot that
had sometimes wearied jerv .-.It made
her thankful for her strong young life.
which she had never named among her
blessings, and it; shot a gleam of pleas
ure through the girl's dark days.
' It. Mm .-TnOr room with ' Diner' torn
and Boiled, pf many patte.r.ris; ..tipon the
walls, with the pare boards of the floor
yawning,' , rising and ' falling uneasily
with the dim light struggling ' thrpugl
uncertain .fyindcwg peered from
under- W eaves like eyes from over
hanging brows, a low voice .inacan
tinuous murmur fell upon Vesey's ear.
It seemed to come from the next room.
. i'What is that?"
Thaa 'm?" The girl's pale face grew
bright. " It's tie. minister:;. Mr, Hayes,
He comes and prays with mother,.- now
SOe-B BlOK.. ,. t f ; ;i i U I
. The voice ceased. She heard . his
steps upon the stairs. It was but a seo-
ond-r-Jie could . uot have reached the
street, when a shriek came from the
room he had left. The girl sat like one
paralyzed, vesey threw open the door.
A swift line of light ran all adown' the
bed. It burst into a flame,' in the
midst of which the sick . woman strug
gled. ' The overturned candle at her
head told the story. It was an instinct
--there was' iio' - time for thought
which made Vesey drag the square
caroet from, the floor and press '.ft down
upon- the flamed. They shot ottt into
her' face. They seemed to catch away
her breath. They licked her arm.
They strove and fought, and wslj nigh
overcame all in an instant, that seemed
hours to the girl, who threw herself
upon the bed, smothering the flames
with her own weight. -
They were conquered at last. The
lent, breathless Btrufle was over.
" If some one would only bring a light
oh dear ! what shall I do ? Don't,"
to the doomed girl, who shrieked and
called upon her mother. Vesey had
not "heard the strong step 'pringmg
up the stairs the opening of the door".
Some one stood beside frer in a moment,
lamp in hand. It was Paul,
" Is she dead gasped Vesey, shrink
in from r.hft bed.
He-threw" back tne-scorched-bJanUet
that, hid the motionless form,. ,"No,
not dead, but 1 think she has lain ted,
Or the flames-I muatgo for the doctor.
Stay here',Vif you.areis,not,1 afraid-;'. Oh,
hush !-4xusht:? to -the frightened girl j
"it is nothing. I hope. Ge.t some wa
ter for the lady' 1 and'sprinkle Tier
face," he said to VesejcLThenc-'newwam:
fione. . trurao .-rrr
She did as, he had tofdther waiting,
watching the blackerretf mass she dared
notraoBShi'oIt was frightful, with the
till .white -face shining out of, the dark-
ness-.-Was"ifi death? ' -.No: -there was a
faint cfllvering ; 1f. ntbT (JJelidai-i-that
taint, sign of returning consciouspesq
a feeble moan. Then Paul came. TJhT
the rush of joy, of "blinding tears,' of
sudden lajntness, that overpowered her
when, she heard his step.. The crim-
faced doctoibfehind him walked straight
to ta SJOd. ."- ..'".'!.':. a-i s
" Ttiefe Tare no d"e"ep burns: I Ihirik,"
he saiif at length. . " The blanket saved
her. The shock' has done "more than
the fire.". .A sponge; ah, that, will do!
Now,-, some ' water and 'r some " linen
rags." . xnere was none; vesey quica-
lyt held out her." dainty' handkerchief.
" HrunM''' he .said, anrj.tore hls owri iijito
stripSjf..r-',?;-.'cr "tr't Kl l in'l
" Arrtf 'now, you rr - "lie: turned to
Vesey. . ;.; Kl, . r
" I have no burne.'!'' Indeed, she. felt
no .pam. . ' -the, "doctor raised her hand
au . held : it out : to-il'auh -:- The sleeve
wai 'tfut;' away from' her wrist, as . by-a
jagged kmle With a blackened edge.
The flesh was likear name. Paul s
teeth shut, tight and -quick together.
Something- -sprang into-his eyes: - not
tears-alone.-!:'. ih -sir---,.;, Miiui
- Then Vesev beiran- to' trembles and.
conscious, at wet -of the cruel paiu- that
k! nii . v., i, j ;i,. l
v..- j ; i . - ii n
Don't mind," sh tried id av 4Do.i
notjopk at ine.,- 'It's only-ronlT-T;" '.Thi
"Paul bathed her. hand. She'remen-
bered afterwards howvtenderir than.'.any
woman Had been bis touch. " - .
Let her cry," said the" doctor, fn 'a
voice that must have been given by mis
take to. the grim lace ".AncLhow she'd
better 'go home." He11 rose ' from the
bed. - lie took the unharmed hand in
his ." She's -a brave girl." ' He looked
away front her to Paul, but still he held
ii: S i j j j. - -'-i- ' -
wer jianu ugutiu uu.
'Qod bless you, -child. Now, go home)
ana go to oea. . , . . . , ., - . ., .; 4 J
"aul lilted her into the sleigh, ana
wrapped the robes about her. " . '
J.t . seemed suddenly aa if they had
known -each other a lifetime he- and
Paul ; as if they could never be- straia
gera to. cachiillux atirmr
She held out her: hand. It was the
one he had bound up. .Ha - took it ten
der lv in both-of tiin rfwAmx'-The hrave.
strong hand I", he saw bending over, it
m the darkness "the -hand -that saved
a lifer to-night." " v ' w;;
w -l he re was to do a bazaar to raise .mo
ney for the poor. It opened' the next
evening. . Tha winter had been hard and
orueL and charity, somewhat exhausted
neened-ia spaft.7"5" "' ' T r ,
, , V esey, had promised, -to eud A bootUv
n-Xenr-must not think- at igmngjhet;
father exclaimed. Darrel, tbo'w!
foresaw a quiet hdrrf with ner "alone,1 if
she remained at home.J,,ia.,bad some-1
thing to tell-something 'to ask for, and
arring ' to ' give. ,s Alas, ,or- him I ""HeT
kept his word too long.' ,vA year
ago they would have been manna to her
v"-But 1 ara mitevWBlir ahff-'pteaded,
except my handarld'that has ceasea
to pain me." Indood, her face was ra
So' she dressed herself with quaint
thAt,ftPpeihef llke0 avxloud.
only iiie -braids - of her- lieavM hair-
tor ornament on iy ner shining- pjga
for gems Then she went and took her
The evening was half over. Darrel
had been her shadow. She was tired :
tired of his eyes' that "followed htT which
eyer way she turned ) . tired of his sflat
taring. wards i tired tf him.. He. movod
away at ' last Then, and; not till
therr.-Bhe" sav PauL-ffe came straight
" Are you "well enough to .bo-' here ?"
he"'asked, without a word of greeting,
though they had not parted. You
frightened me with your white face just
I was' tired. ,rT wanted to go home."
Will.' -you ',o nowTrw he;' asked
you strong enough to
waik .. .. v . ,
"rhe.T rm '
r It was strangely pleasant to .be bid
den ; to, follow meekly,1"1;, " . : ;
c.They had. reached the" staira Ascend
ing -to the street whert-'hev Tn.et Darrel
-Vesey, wherA are you going ?" He
scowled and nodded at Paul.
" But it is beginhina to rain, and
Toil have no cloak ;'" ' o-back and I'M
get the ciMTiage ueiaia, nwv hanaj
upon the wrap over faul arm. faui
looked at Vesey, What did he read in
her face T
Jet Ja-iss Welles decide,'; he sadj in
hard, strange Vbic ,'. He was ' trying
tr be ealm,' to keep hi hands from this
man who had "suddenly come between
them. He turned -j-to1 VeBeyw again.
Hm t-faoftrwae"'veTytt pale;-, his . eyee
were full of pleadmeo. ,!lTbinki a - mo
men. vv iu you nun fLU- untir ur
She did. not"speaETsne. ofcuy smiled
and laid ner hand witnin uis arm.- v
He would have been more than hu
man to have koj bac; the ttiutnph in
Darrel started -x then wheeled anq leit
them. ? .- j, T,....T, n-.-. . .
" But think a moment." Paul's yoice
grew more- gentle now. - ' It-will be
a long, long road ra road that has no
turn.." .:. ......
But still she smiled,
" A rough way, perhaps, and your feet
-.I will walk with you,'? she said. -The
Hfigh, Low and Broad Church par-.
ties of England are cleverly designated
Attitudinanans, Jflatitudmarians. ana
The'fc 'mmcan-'8ays rPut a
little common whitvax irtyour starch,
sav two 6ufrces-te-- pound fthen, if
you jise-any. thin, pajentsta,rch,.be gure
yon Use I? war no, oinenviise nm. wx.ui
ge Oold arid gritty, and apot youf lineri,
giving it the appearance of beingc-ataiar-edf
with- grease., is different with
collar starch it can be used quite- cold ;
however, of that anon. IS ow, . then,
about polishing .sfcirts: '" starch' i the
fronts and wristbands as stiff as you can
Always staroh -twi6ejha "i, starch and
dry V then starch again. -"Iron your shirt
in the usual way,making the Jinenniee
and firm ; but ifithoirl-any attempt -at a
good finish ; ddn't'lift the" plaits ; your
shirt i now ready fat polishing, but you
ought to have a board the same size as
a xmmon?8hirt'board mjuletaf!-harf
wood, and covered with OTiry-one1piyof
plain cotton cloth.- f Put this board- into
tne Dreast oi your aux,i.uamp me iron
very lightly with a wet sponge, then
take polishing iron which is flat and
beveled r: little '"at4 One 1 end polish
gently with . the beveled part, taking
care noti-t -drive ' the-linri--up -into
wav 4ikev blisters .of 'course this re
quires a little practice, but if you are
careful and persevere, in- a short time
you will be able to give that enamel
like finish which seems to be so much
wanted. -' .;.; . ..! i. v s
To ' Drkss Collabs. TJse the beBt;
starch, say two pounds, and four ounces '
of; wax, and six and'.ahalf pints of wa
ter ; first dissolve the-wax in the boiling
water, take the. vessel off the fire and
allow it to stand for five minutes ; "dur
ing this time dissolve the starch in the
smallest possible quantity or cold-water,
then pour it gradually into the "-vessel
and boil for twentv-fiye minutes keep
stirring all tbe time j this starch can be
used auite cold : rul it well into the
collars, wring as ticbt as you can, finish
by wringing irf a cloth? then iron rthua
you will have' them Uff"without TJeing
hard, and when well dressed- wilfe- have
nard, ana wnen well ores
that beautiful elastic nmsn so much ad-
' ' uun ..... .j.
A Hew. Way of Jftating .Cheuse--
In 5a" cbnversafjonC'recehflywhhan
intelligent gentleman, one interested
in all farm processes, and practically fa
miliar with many parts of; farming, 'he
related the manner of making-; or rather
pressing, cheese, practiced by a neigh
bor of his a. woman, skilled vim housed
hold economy, and famous for her nice
cheese. . With the number "tot cowc-usu-
ally kept, takes three-days to mske a
cheese. Her lormer method was to run
up 'a curd each morning," keepingthem
until tne tmrd day, taen mixing oia anu
new curds together, and putting them
into the hoop and pressing-' Her prac
tice is now to run un the curd and put
it into the press at" once, the hoop being
snout Taae--tnTTUii-TUirroxt inormng
the second curd is run up, that which
was in the hoop is taken out, the cloth
changed, placed in the hoop again, the
top of it then scratched or broken with
a fork, and the second curd put in,
when it is again placed in the press,
where it remains all day. The third
morning's curd is then run up, the
cheese taken from the press, .tamed,
the surface hacked up with" a fork, and
the third curd again Bliced on, bringing
the ; first curd in the middle of the
cheese. It is then pressed sufficiently,
taken out and placed in the curing-
By this process the work each
morning is cleared all away, and a good
sized cheese is produced of superior
quality, and one as firm and solid as if
all were placed in the hoop at once.
I Maine Farmer,
I M f ft arm0r P '
Oiling Farm Implements.
The Boston Cultivator gives the follow
ing sensible .and practical' advice to its
readers: . ' ' - '-
" Every farmer -should have a can of
linseed, oil and a brush on hand, and
Whenever he buys a new tool lie -should
soak it well with tiil, and dry it by the
fire or in the sun before . using. , 1 he
wood, by this treatment, is toughened
and strengthened, and rendered imper
vious to. water. Wet. a new hay rake,
and when it dries it will begin to loose
in the joints ; but if well oiled, the wet
will have but slight effect. Shovels and
forks are preserved from checking and
cracking in the top J of the handle by
oiling; the wood .becomes smooth as
glass by use, and is far less liable to blis
ter the hand when long used. Ax ; and
hammer handles often break where the
wood enters the iron ; this part particu
larly should be toughened with oil to
secure durability. Oiling the wood- in
the eye of the ax will prevent its swell
ing and shrinking, and sometimes get
ting loose. The tools on , a large farm
oust a heavy svim. of money; they should
be of the most approved kinds. It is
poor economy, at the present prices of
labor, to set men at work with, ordinary,
old-fashioned implements,; Laborers
should be required to return the tools
to the places provided for them f after
using, they should be put away, clean,
bright, and oiled. The raouldboards
dIows are ant to get rustv from one sea
son to another, even if sheltered ; they
should be brushed over with a few drops
of ou -when-put away, and they will
. , l i .1 i
tnen remain in goon ui uui uiilii
Flowers. A garden is - a - beautiful
book, writ by the gnger of God ; every
flower and every leaf is a letter, x ou
have only to learn them and he is
poor dunce who cannot, if he will,r do
that to learn them and join them, and
then go on reading and . reading. . And
vou will find yourself carried away from
- j the earth by the beautiful story you are
i going tnrougn. x ou uu not snow wnat
beautiful thoughts grow out of ground
and seem to talk to, Q, man., And then
there are some flowers that seem to me
like over-dutiful children ; tend them
never so little and they come up and
flourish, and shew, as I may say, their
bright and happy faces to you, fioMylas
Vaivb or Arrws as Food. Says Dr.
Liebig on this subject : " The import
ance of apples as food has not hitherto
been sufficiently estimated or under
stood. Besides ' contributing a large
proportion of sugar, mucilage, and other
nutritious compounds in the form
food, they contain such a fine combina
tion of vegetable acids, extractive sub
stances and aromatic principles as to
powerfully in the capacity of refrigerr
ants, tonics and antiseptics ; and when
freely used at the season of ripeness, by ,
rural laborers and others, tliey probably
maintain and strengthen the power of
productive laSjor." ' ' '
Sponge Cake. -4 etres. 2 cuds sugar. 2
'cups flour, 2 teaspoons cream tartar, ,1
"teapoonsful soda, 2 1-3 cups hot wa
ter., - : ' o.-.l '
i roPND UAKE, i id. nour, i id. sugar,
1 lb.- butter -r add nine eggs. : This is for
MowtvTAiu CiB.i-!-l cup . sugar, 1-2
cup butter,;I-2 .cup milk,2 fcups flour,
2 eggs, 1 teaspoonful cream tartar,
1-2 teaspoonful soda. Flavor with
FriTit Cake. 1 lb. flour, 1 lb. sugar, 1
lb. butter, 2 lbs. raisins, 2 lbs. currants,
1 lb. citron, 1-4 lb. almonds, 1 wine
glass full of brandy, ten eggs beat the
butter and eggs to a cream, whites and
yolks separately, stir in flour gradu
ally, then add the brandy epice and
fruit. r '. . ;'.'
Raised Corn-Meal. Cakes. If possi
ble, the meal should be freshly ground.
Take a quart of wetting, half sweet
milk and half water, and stir up a bat
ter with meal and wheat flour (equal
parts of each). ' The milk should be
warm, and the batter moderately stiff:
Add a small .teacup of yeast, a table
spoonful of molasses, and a little, salt.
Let them rise in a warm place over
night. . In the morning add a table
spoonful of melted butler and a well
beaten egg. Cook the same as any grid
dle cakes, and you will find them to be
delicious. , ' .
Paris Cake. 1 lb: butter, 1 lb. sugar,
1 lb. corn starch, whites of -12 eggs,
yolks of 8 eggs, with 1 lb. sugar. ' Beat
whites of 12 eggs stiff, melt to a cream
1 lb. butter, after all is beaten put
whites to yolks and sugar, then add
corn starch, and- lastly, butter. :. Bake
wa hoars and a half.-- ?'-: .!.' .
Potato Yeast." -Take 6 good sired
potatoes, boil them in two quarts of wa
ter f, when well done, take them out
and mash them fine. Then put them
back into the water, and add a handful
of hops.' When well boiled" strain it
through a sieve into a "little thickening,
a teaspoonful of . flour, a cup of . sugar,
half cup of salt; if you mix the bread
with water, a 'little 'shortening, .will
improve it if you use milk, it is not
necessary.'.. .. ; in-
To Make -Boiled Onions Look White.
Take a white or yellow-skinned, kind.
Skin them thoroughly. Put them to
boil.' When they have boiled a few
minutes, pour off the water, and add
clean, cold water, and then set them to
bou again. Pour . this away, and add
more cold water, when . they ;may
boil. till done. They will be white and
An Omelet. To every' egg add a ta-
blespoonful of milk and whip the whole
as lor sponge cake.; a urn :the whole
into -a hot and buttered pan. Get a
a thin bladed knife and run it -carefully
under the bottom of the egg, so as to
let that which is not cooked" get below.
If : the fire is right the whole mass will
puff and swell and cook in a minute :
if it, is not carefully attended , to it will
burn on the bottom, and burned egg; is
most offensive in smell -and taste."' ' It is"
not necessary to: wait until the whole
mfljaa in rtl i rl fni- ifca Awn hpfi.t -will CAnk
it after it has left the pan. but begin at
one side and carefully roll'' the egg over
and over until it is all rolled up, and
then let it stand; for a-moment , to
I brown, then turn it out on, a, hot plate
I atH u mj . i f VV.., m net nAf nut a (Tt.fiin
and serve it. You must not but a grain
of Salt in' it while it is 'cooking-,' or "all
your hopes and your omelet wilt' flatten
down.togetherj. ,. : :. : .-) v.- , oc-oil
A Valuable Fertilizer Utilized.
. KverWraaen ai?ttlie moanfrat "hand
of ; manufacturing, at araojUst, -one; f
the most valuable ftvtiUzers fn use from
the contents pf the 'priVy, "'that are 'too'
often - nearly' lost on 'account of their
ofl-'ensiveheasT or want of proper knowl.
edge.! : If the term, , fertilizer, at the
head of this article is suggestive of adul
teration, all fears of this kind will van
ish after a fair trial.
Early in spring make a curb of proper
size under cover, and place in the bot
tom a layer of dry muck six inches
deep, or in its absence soil will do and
may be advantageously taken from the
marginal elevations of ploughed fields.
Upon this place a layer of the said con
tents two inches deep, an.d thus build
up the pile in alternate layers, using
two or three times the quantity of muck,
covering the whole with it to the depth
of ten inches. Now save all the liquids
from the . sleeping apartments-through,
th summer and pour upon' the top,'
adding more muck as may be necessary.
In one year this will be fit for use, well
decomposed, free from offensive odor
and may be handled as well as. so much"
earth. I have used this compost in top
dressing' grass lands with marked re
sults. Last spring a piece thus treated
1 was far ahead of the rest and had to be
I cut ten days in advance.. A small quan-
tity in corn hills will push the young
plants forward, give them a rich j dark
green color and a stamina they will not
forget during the season. Yt. f armer.
: Seasoning Wood. The following
from the Cabinet Maker r Small pieces
of non-resinous wood may be perfectly
seasoned by boiling four or five hours.
Sash-frames of Spanish ' chestnut have
been ""wedged up" within six weeks
the tree being felled, which have stood
to. admiration. . The boiling seems
take the sap out f the wood, whioh
shrinks nearly one-tenth in the process.
It is also well worth knowing that trees
felled while in full leaf in June or July,
and allowed to lie . with their tops and
lope on until every leaf has . fallen, are
then nearly dry, as the leaves will not
drop of themselves till they have drawn
up' and exhausted all the sap in the
tree. The time required is from
month to six- weeks, according as the
weather is dry or moist. Trees
treated will never push again, or show
leaves, as the stocks of winter-felled
timber invariably do if allowed to lie,
and ' thus prove that they have lost
vitality which the latter retains. Tb-e.
floor of a mill laid with poplar sp treated
and cut up and put in place in less than
a month after the leaves fell, has never
showii, the slightest symptom of shrink
age or other indication of not being
Henry . Ward Beecher preached re
cently on f Late Hours and the( Un
fruitful Works of Darkness." .
. Jf you want to make the ruin of a
child, sure give him liberty after dark.
You'ciuinot do anv thinff nearer to in
sure hts.damhation than to let him have
liberty o go where 6eT will without . re
straint. -lAfter dark he will be sure to
get into communication with people
that will undermine all his good quali
ties. I do not like, to speak to parents
about their children. Their child can
not, will not lie, when his tongue is like
a bended bow ; he will not drink, when
there is not a saloon within a mile of his
father's house where he is not as well
known as one of his own decanters ;
he never does iniquitous things, when
he is reeking in filth. Nineteen out of
every twenty allowed perfect freedom
at night will be wounded by it. There
is nothing more important than for a
child to be at home at night, or, if he is
abroad, you should be with him. : If he
is to see any sights or take any plea
sure, there is nothing that he should
Bee that you should not see' with ' him.
It is not merely that the child should
be broken down, but there are thoughts
that never ought to had passage into a
man's brain. As an- eel, il he wriggle
across your carpet, will leave his slime
which no brushing can ever1 efface, so
there are- thoughts that never can De
got rid of, once permitted to enter; and
there are individuals .going round with
obscene . books and pictures under the
lantiald nf l-TiaTv unata flial i'toiII- ltf&va
. . y V-. . J . VJ . . VCM7 WUH ..... . I .
ideas in the mind of your child that will
never be effaced. .There are men here
who, have heard a salacious, song and
they never will forget it. They will re
gret it to the end of their lives.- I do
not believe in s child's -seeing lite, as it
is called,. with ts damnable' lusv. ana
wickedness, to have all his imagination
set en fire with the flanes of hell. No
body goes through this fire but they are
burned; burned ;- and they can't get rid
of the scars, i o .-r.:- ... ... '
How Old Are You?
There is a good deal of amusement
in the following magic table , of, figures.
Hand it to a young lady, and request
her to tell you in which column or col
umns her age is contained,' add together
the figures at tbe top or the ociunina in
which her age ia found, ..and, you . have
the great secret. 1 bus. suppose her age
to be 17, Vou will find that number in
the first and fifth columns, and the first
figures of tbese-colums added together
-34 v'.Lr 36
- - 29
r '31 si'4'-r
rcclMc if V.
: - 99
46 :'- 4H.fi a
. 60 ' .
63 . 1
' ! !
. v! 62
- ' BS
61 0 i '
Dangers of Long Ocean Steamers.
. The fashion for building ' long' 'ocean
steamers recalls 16 a: ' correspbadent's
memory the following story' . c r it
d am i .reminded gi ;he dSs.iot 'the
steamer , Home, jnany. .years ago,- on a
voyage from New York,' I think, to
Charleston. ShTrok mHtwyai the
mantes! ft when the bowtind-Btetn of the
vesseF were, raised y .-tyoa . so high as
to deprive the center ot. the steamer, ot
the support of the sea, and manViives
were lost. ' The defence of nnseaworthU
ness was- made, and perhaps proved, but
the counsel for the owners, so complete
ly described; the : character pf the de-'
c v: --4 4v
lt;im4? Ill , uig vjJCii,,, wuwut-a, tuoiv
scarcely a hope existed that it would be
maintained, i ltvaaoid ticorge tirithn,
as he was then called, who summed, up
for the prosecution. , ," May itjpleasb the
court and gentlemen of the jury, said
he, ' you have heard the tragedy f the
Home for the benefit of the - under
writers." . Mr. Lord, the counsel of. the
insurance company, has just concluded
a powerful argument to. show" the dan
ger to human life if such vessels Were
encouraged, and the opening remark of
M.r. Urilhn was so truly descriptive as to
occasion a smile throughout the court
room. , The jury found that she was
seaworthy, but she undoubtedly : lacked
the strength necessary for rough voy
age. ; But the danger tram great length
is of another sort. . . Occasionally steam
ers of that kind ' get . iri the trough'of
the sea 'and are 'greatly embarrassed'
get out until the storm ia over, j i 9
Balancing the Sexes.
A correspondent of the Boston Herald
hag ' discovered a method lor restoring
the equilibrium of tho sexes. He would
do it by sending young women -in the
course of empire- , Emiiiration, he ar
gues, for the last twenty years has been
'steadily tending to increase the dispro-'
portion of tbe sexes an the Z,ast. ; i.
young men have gone, West, while the
young women. . remain at . home.
Iowa there'are said 'to beJ 30,000 more
men than women; the majority of whom
are unmarried. They ; need wives out
there. Why hot onranwe female emi
gration societies ior the purpose of sup
nlvino the West? "There is' not
State west J of the Mississippi but ha
from ten to thirty thousand more men
than women j the most of whom are
sipgle. Young women need not throw
awn v their lives in Boston shops and
Lowell factories if they would only re
solve to aot in concert and seek Hus
bands and homes in the West. It may
be said the men ought to come East
wives. The women ought to go- half
wav at least. Instead of secret societies,
that do more harm than good, why
form a Marriage Bureau 1 X housands
might be provided with good husbands
and homes tha.t would otherwise remain
single if such an institution were
operation under the management
spectuble parties. Such institutions ex
ist in Europe. Why be ashamed to
a husband by such means, instead of
old-fashioned hve-years' courtship,
The pleasures ot tbe poor man
few ; yet we would gladly see him
frequently roll in his carriage.
Song of the Ducks.
One little black duck, ooe little gray, .
Six little white ducks ratininK out to play ;
One white lady duck, motherly and trim.
Bight little baby duck bound for a swim. .
One little white duck holding up its winirs, '
One little bobbing- duck making water rings ; . .
On HLtln black duck turninK round its head.
One big black duck guess he's gone to bed.
One little white duok, running from the water,
One very fat duok pretty little daughter !
One very grave duck swimming off alone, ' ' "
One little white dock standing on a stone. : . -
One little white duck walking by its mother.'
Look among the water reeds, maybe; there
Not another anywhere T Surely yon are blind :
Push away the grass, dear, ducks are hard to find.
Bright little brewn eyes o'er the picture linger f .1 . '
Point me all the ducks out, chubby little finger 1 r
Make tbe picture musical, merry little shout 1
riow. where s tnat other ouckt - rfnai-is no
about?. : 1 ., ... j .1
I think the other duck's the nicest duck of all:
He hasn't any feathers, and bis mouth is small
and small ! - , -
He runs with a light step, and jumps upon my '
And though he cannot swim, he's very dear ip
' - -. ' ' , o
One little lady duck, motherly and trim ; -, , ..
Eight little baby ducks bound for a swim ;
One laiy black duck taking quite a nap. " '
One little precious duck here on mamma's lap.-
Wit and Wisdom.
Men well up in word-painting ; Sign .,
writers. . . , .
A sbrmon in four wovda, on the vanity
of earthly possessions : Shrouds have no
pockets..!' 7.-,'.i4! : t , ;.:-a.:
Modes'tt in V woman is like 5olor'0
her cheek-decidediy becoming, if not '
put on ' ' ' "..."i .1. -;iu
It is a somewhat, 'ourious fa'c that" a ''
compositor. takes more when hardest '
at work. .... 1.. t ., '' . -'' ''
The language of flowers We often -hear
of- tbe " pink of propriety Can .,
we not with equal propriety speak of m.
the "lie-lack truth?.". v;- ,t.t . .
. It. is said that theres V10' friendship -between'
women , bo' str6ng! that ' one
good-looking young-man ' is hot able to
break up. '.''.7.','.' ! v", '' "
" I ain't golng to live. -long, mptner'J,
said a woe-begone looking youngster to .
his paternal,, parent,. one day. . " ' Why-t
not, pray?" " Because ,niy ;pantalbons'
is all tored put behLnd,n was the conclu
sion,. ,. :i;r . .JA?, ,1.'
, - A'-saTAir school-teacher ds accused.
of intoxication, because ho-read from: .
the Bible : ' And the cock wept ( thrice, :
and Peter went out and crew bitterly.'',; ,
Said a pompous husbandr whose wife
had stolen up behind him and. given
him a kiss : -Jl Madam,' I consider such..,
an - act indecorous 1"- ' Excuse . mo,".' -
said the wife, ' I didn't knpw.it was ,.
you!";'T .-- :rt -.tr,f. j- ':
A sTONE-cPTTEit in Ohio has achieved.
immortality for himself by tracing on-
a tomb-stone the assertion tnartne nixie .
child buried beneath " was an angle on
earth, and now she i an angle in hea
ven.'' v-:t,.( ;.. ...... . ,.. . .
The new ponQaisea bav been aome
body'S' Helicon: ,'i g' s.i u . .
r The girls lay oat moneyuaon them ,: '
'- In a way that their fathers think rash,
The darlings think only of eamhmere. '
The paternals consider mere ea. " .-1"
ATFkenchman fopK-'aroorri' 'in Paris,"
on conditionthat the landlady would
wake him up every morning -at ight
o'clock, and tell him the day of the
week, the state of the' weather, and un- '
der what, form of government he lived.''
A mam lat4jly made Application fojr ifi-
suranee on a building situated in a yil-. ;
lage- where there was no fire engine"! In' .
answer. to the question, " What are the '
facilities for extinguishing fires?" he
wrote : " It rains sometimes."
Ocean Penny Postage.
-'There seems to be at last a probability , .
of -an ocean penny postage, at ;any rate ,
from England to this country. In tho
English House of Commoas , JIr.,f5eely
is about to move for this reduction, and ,
as the subject has been before- tue pec-,
pie for some years, -the eduction may
be , decided on, especially , a pmi cjipo
rience tells so much, in its favor.' - Sup-' ;
posing the reductibn to be enected, and '
letters under half an ounce were trans-
mitted ' for "an English 1 penny (two
cents); this would be $640 a ton; whioh
is'griatly in excess of the rate charged ;
for ordinary" freight, and would there-
fore handsomely pay - the ship-owner. 1
The present rates, from 12 to 13 cents
an ounce; amount to $7,680 and $32,000
The ship-owner may receive the entire-,
receipts, or the sea rate may be divided.
and the residue left for the inland : pos
tage at either end of the line. ' j- ' :
In' 1837, before the internal penny .
postage was inaugurated in iungianu,
the number Of letters sent, waa ,000,t: .
000. In 1840 the rate-was reduced to a
penny, and in 1859 the -number ot letr.
ters sent oy man amounteu 10 o- j.wy,-
000. - f? 1853 the, postal revenue' of
England amounted to $8,000,000 ; in
1859 it had gone up ' to; $15,000,000, far;
more than paying.. the expenses. - "In""
1842 the revenue derived from'the Eng-.
lish postroffice amounted to $4,546,246,' '
with a large dencit. in ioou tne re
ceipts were upward of $18,000,000 the
expenses $23,000,000, and the deficit ex
ceeded $5,000,000. So much,' then,' for "
cheap postage the lower the rates' the
more letters are sent, ana tnus a rreui
public advantage Is combined with an"
increase of revenue. An ocean-penny-'
or two-cent postage rate would nO doubt1
be a financial success, &8 well as a great '
public boon to the people of hny coun-
t. wliapa if. ia ndrmtArl - 1 '
. - 'i
EeveetbobV ; has' beard of-'CMtf
Moore's Almanac," ' and hia ''famous '
weatner propnecies. in inui ni aonit
parts of the country the farmers have "
as much Taith in tneir " uw jvioore- ae
they have in' the ' church and Constitu-i
tion. But few,' we imagine, ; know who '
" Old MooreV really was.-' Francis Moore
was not "a 'real personage, but a pseu
donym adopted by the author a Mr.
Henry .Andrews, who waa. com near
Grantham, in Lincolnshire, in 1774, and,
died in 182a Andrew was astronomi-,
cal calculator .to the Boacd of Longi
tude, and for years corresponded with
the eminent mathematisians of the day;'
so that . we may suppose that ,"Old
Moore's"' . predictions of fair or foul
weather were originally based -Upon
something more than mere guess work,
and calculated, to a certain extent, in
the same manner as the data apon
which the late Admiral Fitzry was ac
customed to pat forth his storm signals..