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D WAV en UJZJ XT EMOCRAT. V V JJ L. GOULD, Publisher. Devoted to the Interests of the Democratic Party, and the Collection Local and General News.' Two Dollars per Annum, in Adrance, VOL. V.--NO. 33. EATON, OHIO, THURSDAY, MAY 16, 1872. . WHOLE NUMBER 264. The Royal Guest. BY JULIA WARD HOWE. Tby tell rr. T am shrewd with other men : With thee I'm slow and difficult of rpeech, IVith others I may rnide the ear of talk : Thou winc'st it oft to realms beyond my reach. If other guests should oome. I'd deck my hair. And choose my newest garments from the shelf; When thou art bidden. I would clothe my heart With holiest purposes, as tor God himself. For them I while the hours with tale or song Or web of fancy, fringed with earelesa rhyme, lint how to find a fitting lay for thee, Who bast the harmonies of every time T O friend beloved ! I sit apart and dumb. Sometimes in sorrow, oft in joy divine : A1 v liD v ill falter, but my Drisonrd heart Sprinrs forth, to measure its faint pulse with thine. Thou art to me most like a royal guest. Whose travels bring him to some lowly roof, "Where simple rustics spread their festal fare. And, blushing, own it is not good enough. Bethink thee, then, whene'er thou eom'st to me. From high emprise and noble toil to rest, My thoughts are weak and trivial, matched with thine But the poor mansion offers thee its best. . Weariness. BY HARRY W. LONGFELLOW. O little feet, but snoh long years Must wander through doubts and fears. Mustache and bleed beneath your load 1 I. nearer to the wayside inn. Where toil shall cease and rest begin, - Am weary, thinking of your road. 0 little hands, that, weak or strong. Have still to serve or rule so long. Have still so long to give or ask, 1 who so much with book and pen Have toiled among my fellow-met. Am weary, thinking of your task. O little nearts 1 that ihrob and beat W ith such impatient, feverish heat. Such limitless and strong desires 1 Mine, that so long has glowed and burned With passions into ashes turned. Now covers and eonoeals its fires. HOW I MARRIED THE CAPTAIN. I had never had an adventure. I think most people counted me a very quiet girl, drifted like a sea-shell into a corner of the great world! The tides passed over my head ; there was ship wreck and disaster; there was sailing out of argosies ; there was dancing and music among the voyagers; butnothing surged me np out of my sea-swept nicne. Poor Elizabeth Grey 1 I said aloud, will the tide ever reach you.. AH this sea talk, I think, grew out of the little pink dress I was sewing on that morning. Rosy Fox was going to Europe, and this was one of a dozen or two tiny dresses I had made for her. Going to Europe ! Rosy a little prat tling thing that didn't yet know one street from another in her native city, What would she do in Europe what would Europe do for her? But for me the very thought seemed like a glimpse of heaven a sweet, forbidden glimpse; for what had I to do with change, or pleasure, or excitement 7 A eeam trees, orderly, exemplary an orphan who had decently buried her mother, and who creditably supported " her little brother at school such was my brief outward record. This morning a strange restlessness beset me ; an unaccountable yearning, like a wooin g whin of ocean air. beck' oned me away. Why should I stay and vegetate in one spot forever? Could I not earn my living elsewhere as well as here? Did not folks use needles in Kamtchatka and in New Zealand ? Could I not take my sewine to another market? . The thought stood on tne verge of my mind, hoveling, timorous, unreal, its wing poised for night. 1 had no money. The vision vanished, and in the gray after-light my patch looked dustier, darker, more straitened than ever. But this was not to be a day like other days. It stands apart in my memory now, illuminating that whole year, as I have seen a clump of cardinal flowers illumine a whole gray meadow. A knock came at the open door of my room, and it was flung back sharp and suddenly. very lew visitors ever climbed to my little third-story apart' ment; seldom any one but testy Madame Padwelle, for whom I worked. This could not be the madame's foot fall, so heavy and brisk. I looked up, ,. and there stood Capt. David, my mother's old friend. k v - i i : iAjw.Mn : 1 decided, and full of vigor as a Northern pine, with a flavor of old-time quaint- ness -about him a thrifty, well-to-do man, whose ship had carried freight into almost every port on the globe, but chiefly to the West Indies. I had not seen the captain since I was a little girl, but I knew his face and figure instantly. The tall . hat he wore when in landsman's .rig, the red bandana he flourished, were things of memory. Many an odd sea-shell bad he brought me, and many a dainty from far-oil landshad shown hit remembrance of my mother. His sharp gray eye was full of a kindly humanity; 1 remem bered that eye, and how it had stood to me in childhood for illimitable geo graphical knowledge, glimpses of polar and fathomless waters, and an ine unspeakable mysteries of the unknown world. " Well, my little girl, how's ail the folks?" said the captain, taking off his steeple-crowned hat as he entered The familiar voice, the hearty grasp of his muscular hand, took me back to my girlhood again ; for an instant it seemed as if my mother were living, and all the weight of care and loneliness were lifted from my shoulders. Only an instant. The tears gathered in my eyes, and I said, abruptly, " There are no folks, captain. The captain's countenance fell. He seemed inwardly to reprove himself for his hasty pleasantry, recollecting that this was the time for conventional solemnity. Seating himself with gin gerly caie on one of my slim-legged chtirs. he wiped his forehead with his red bandana. " I know. 1 know." he said, uneasily " 1 mean how's Jim ?" with a hasty clutch at the name, as if to save himself from further mishap. Oh," said I, cheerfully, anxious put iiim at his ease, to Jim's doing famously. He'll take the priza in Ian eu aires at his school next year." "And you are working yourself death to stuff the lad with Greek and Latin ?" 1 fell to laughing. " No, captain, not exactly. But Jim's too smart and good to he kept in the city, and I have to ie avrav so much of the time sewing, " You look like it," said the captain, to to too gr ufliy. " What do you liv e on ? Shirts at sixpence apiece 7" "No, indeed I I cried, indignantly. I sew on pretty things robes and dresses ; see this 1" and 1 held up Rosy's pretty pink dress. It glowed in the sunshine, its flounces and trillings trem bling about like a superabundant growth of petals. ihe captain eved it approvingly. " Pretty enough," he said. " It's got all your color in it, my little girl." It was long since 1 had heard any one express kindly interest in me, and the words thrilled me with a strange leel- ing, intense, exquisite, allied to pain. You ought to have a change of air," said the captain, seeing I made no an swer. The pretty dress seemed freighted with the visions 1 had had while mak ing it. Rosy glimpses out of the mat ter-of-course drudgery, the dingy and ashen hue of my habitual life, opened out of its folds. " Captain," said I, abruptly, as I laid it carefully away, " how much does it cost to go to the West Indies?" By steam 7 ' No ; in your ship." Oh," said the captain, ''I'm not fitted up for passengers. A tight little craft enough, but only to carry freight. Why 7 Jinow any one going 7" I am. Captain, let me be freight. Stow meaway in the hatch or anywhere, only let me go I Wee, 1 have thirty dol lars to pay my passage ;" and I held up my pnrse. "Jim's quarter's all paid too!" The money's an immense tempta tion," said the captain, eying the slim purse humorously " immense. I might lay by on it after one or two more voyages." " And, captain, you know I've a cousin out there somewhere an engmeer or something on a plantation." Ay, that way blows the wind, does it? Well, well, my child, I'll think about it. It might do you no harm, and, as you say, you might marry the engineer when you find him." Now, captain, you know 1 never said that!" "No? Well, it puts a bit of color into your cheeks, Lisbeth, and that's a good thing to see, however it comes. I'll think atout it, ciuia. lis poor traveling in a freight vessel, but many's the trip the wife and I took together when she was living." Long ago the captain had lost his young wire, a year or two alter tneir marriage. I had never seen ner ; but the captain's faithful remembrance of her was pleasant. She was a sort ef (aintly recollection to' him, bright ening and sweetening his rue life, and keeping her niche in his heart for ever. Three days passed. I waited, I sewed, I pricked my nngers perhaps a little more than usual ; 1 looked out of the window possibly a little oftener, Madame - Padwelle scolded me, Ma dame Padwelle coaxed me, and finally, in a huff, madame paid me up and left, severely intimating that she would be glad to employ me again when I " felt like work." Then came the captain " Well ?" queried 1. "Well," answered he, "you'll find it close quarters and a pretty hot voyage ; but there s deck room." Deck room I It was just the one thing I wanted and then I knew that the captain had consented. t shall not teu you much about that voyage. It stands yet in my mind in the same relation as a dream vague. without sharpnes8ofoutliBe,-with no separation ot periods ot time; one big, bountiful remembiance ot a season ot infinite rest, when, adrift between air and ocean, I seemed without bodily entity ; for the things that had marked my identity hitherto had been, but were no longer. 1 was not seasick. A strange, vision- like sensation wrapped me aoout, a faintness as of a spirit coming newly to life in a new world having left the old incumbrance of the flesh, with the old cares, far away on the far-away shore. There was nothing to do that is. nothing for me to do no living to get, no exertion to make. I seemed an atom in the great sea of sky and water ; the great Good was taking care of me, and the great ocean clasping me m its infin ite arms of peace. 1 was treated like a lady a rare and delicious thing to one inured to hard usage and to earning her bread in a big bustling city. W hen the intense heat made me ill, and the rosy-cheeked mate s wife, woo had boe ray ooibmh ion hitherto, succumbed to it also, the captain took care of me himself. Some times he earned me in his strong arms up to the hammock swinging on deck sometimes he brought me with his own brawny, kindly hand my bowl of water gruel. At odd times, when nothing else called him, he furbished up his rusty stock of schooling, and read me some queer old sea-story resurrected from the depths of his big wooden chest. Rough, brown, and burly, the sailors were all my friends ; they pointed out the dolphins and porpoises, and scared me with the prospect of whales or imaginary sharks. their dark faces and sturdy forms made a solid background to my dream-land, and gave it a picturesque touch of reality. xsut by -and by all this came to an end Out of the dream land voyage we sailed into dream-land iteell. One morning I went up on deck, and, behold 1 the gates ot paradise seemed open to me. The vessel lay anchored in a lovely harbor. Sapphire-blue shone the wa ter, edged where it touched the beach with a line of lace-like foam. Beyond rose hill above hill, crowned with glowing foliage and arched by the azure sky. At the foot of these hills clustered a group of long, low, flat-roofed building?, unlike any I had -ever seen. Tbey seemed to have grown out of the same soil that nourished the cocoa and palm waving above them. Intense color, vivid, jewel-like, shone everywhere about me. I rubbed my eyes. My last glimpse of land had been the gray and busy shores of New York. Had I, in deed, passed out of my dim and cob- webbed life and the " glory that should be revealed ?" A strange, melodious jargon greeted my ears ; a musical " carambo I" hissed between the teeth. This could hardly be the accent of seraph. Looking down, I saw a fleet of gayly painted boats, fiom which a throng of red, half-naked islanders climbed like monkeys up the sides of the ship. They gesticulated, they chattered, they hur ried agile about the ship, chattering their delicious Spanish a mellifluous cornucopia of vowels with angles, without Bharpne&e the living expres sion of the strange scene upon which I had fallen. "-Porto Rico 1" said Captain David, as he passed bu&i'y on hi way. But busy as the captain was, he had not forgotten me. Before night-fall a snug little " casa," owned by a kindly Spanish woman, received me. A quiet place a little way beyond the busy town, white floors, vast rooms open to the roof, with here and there in wide perspective a chair, a table, a flower wreathed niche for the "Virgin. Such was my new home. ihough apart from the town, it Was not isolated. Past its windows, whose jalousies only veiled, but did not hide, the outer world, drifted daily the char acteristic sights of a tropic town. Over laden mules and eleepy Spanish ponies, bearing panniers ot fruit oranges, ba nanas, mammee-apples, and I know not what of shining and nameless things moved leisurely down to the quay be strode by sullen slaves, their dark faces set on by now and then a scarlet vest or a great overshadowing "sombrero ' or a lazy, halt-naked native loitered by with a picturesque load ot dried plan tain leaves for thatching his mountain hut, where he lived free, independent, and, in his expressive phrase, " solemn ly poor." My landlady, the Senora Marie, was a great, motherly, kind-hearted woman, a widow with a broad of olive-skinned, wild-eyed little ones to look after. For them she was very ambitious : for their sakes she made the dainty "pates" of guava and cocoa-nut. which her slave Liza took down to market, poising them on her head after the ancient fashion, which is the only fashion of things in Porto Rico ; for their sakes she rented the pleasant rooms in her caea to whomsoever the tides and winds brought her from sea: and tor their sakes. no doubt, had she been an American woman, she would have set herself to active industry and labored " diligently with her hands." Ab it was, she cared for them and planned for them after her own sort, and loved them hugely. She listened delighted while they clus tered round me, chattering their dainty lingo, wondering over my light locks, my foreign dress, and coaxing me with a winning witchery to talk to them in .bnglish, bometim.es the captain dropped in upon us ; he was taking in cargo, fireat i . i h i . i i nogsneaas oi sugar must nave oeen a load on his mind, but he found room for me also. Sometimes he took me out before sunrise for a stroll on the hills. Sometimes we rode on horseback to some distant sugar plantation, or we visited- rome oleander-hid hacienda whose owner he knew. I was getting along famously, he said ; the senora had told him with all her nngers, eyes, and tongue how she liked me, how golden my hair was, and how I got on with th children. Would I like to live in Porto Rico? Oh, I liked it unspeakably ! The red soil, the hills, the straggling roads, the cocoa-trees, the tar sugar-cane planta tions with their tall chimneys looming against the sky ; it was all beautilul- even this lazy life that lived itself with out effort, and seemed to put to shame the busy, undignihed scramble we had called existence. " I love it all, captain !" I exclaimed. " Well," said the captain, laughing, " we must hur.t up our engineer and see what can be done about it." But Senora Marie had a new idea. " The little senorita is happy here : doubtless some ot her people long ago were Spanish, eh ? She tells me she is not rich money no muehe, eh? Let her stay with me in my casa; I will give her plenty mucho to eat and to wear ; I will 'take her to my friends. They have haciendas, plantations, plenty slaves. She shall teach the children and be happy. Eh, what say you, senor capitan ?" senor capitan said nothing for some time. He wiped his forehead with - his red bandana ; he looked over at me with a searching glance ; he knit his brows. Finally he rose in his abrupt fashion. U-Btnt might nn Trye. p- said, and betook himself to his ship. The hot day grew hotter; it named to a close ; it died with gorgeous burning behind the hills ; the sudden blackness of tropic night came on ; but he did not come again. 1 lay awake long that night listening to the wash of the surf on the distant shore, and hearing the lonely cry of the watchman calling out "the hour in the solitary streets of the town. How strange it would be to grow familiar with all these things, and live in this strange land forever ! 1 said nothing more to senora Mane about her proposition. People in these islands are in no such haste tor a decis ioh. Perhaps I had miscalculated the captain's kindness it might not pay him to carry me back. And what did 1 want to go back to 7 To the struggle for bread again ? To the narrow room under the root to the narrow life ot penury? Here I was rich, or might be ; even the poorest here had his plan tain hut and bis patch ot banana. Yet something in me ached at the thought that the good ship with its tidy cabin, its kmdly captain and crew. would go out from me, sailing through the mists of the great ocean, and leave me drifted among the palms and cocoas, a worthless, unmissed thing, not worth taking home. I tried to be sensible, to look the matter in the face, and to rejoice that fate -had provided for me so unexpect edly. And when day alter day passed I began to think that the captain had regarded the thing as final, and after his sailor fashion had departed without even an adieu. 1 had seen him conclude a bargain in just such brief manner. Restless and weary with ft long night of wakefulness, I rose one morning early and set out for the shore. Early though it was, however, none of our household being astir. I found the tiopic world awake before me; along the road to the harbor wagon after wagon, laden with sugar hogshead? and drawn by rough, savage-leoking bulls or unkept oxen, were passing on their way to the wharf. Etiquette in the West Indies does not allow a lady to be seen abroad unatten ded, so, hastily clambering up the hill side bordering the road, i sought a narrow, sheltered path I knew of, which, crawling among the scraggy bushes, kept its dimcult way to the nvf r. Weary with my exertions, I eat down a moment to rest, just nere, at the turn of the path, an opening through wood and rising hill gave glimpse of the ocean, with here and there the taint racing of mast and sail, as from the far outer world an occasional ship sought harbor. As 1 sat there, leaning my nead on my hand" 1 believe 1 teit the first touoh ot homesickness l had ever known. At least my little room at home was shaded and quiet; at least its poverty and nakedness were not dis played on the roadside. Here was I with my dream all ended, even in the midst of my dreaming. Above me palm and tamarind feathered the sky, the jewel shinejof tropic leaf and flower, splendor, color every where, and I alone gray, solitary, and cold. Absorbed in thought, I Know not how long I sat. A quick step startled me. It was not a native step; no native sets hia foot down as if it were of the clight- est importance when he lifted it again. There was meanina andfnerir in-this footfall, and I hastily rose to face the intruder. It was tny gray, sturdy, faith ful captain. " Well, my little girl 1" cried the hearty, familiar voice, "how's this? Out here alone this time o' day 7 ine women folks will all be down upon you for breaking rules." I 1 thought you had sailed," was my reply, as I burst into tears in spite ot myself. Whereat the captain burst into that honest, friendly laugh ol his, which seemed so thoroughly to set aside trou ble and difficulty, shredding them like so many cobwebs. Well, well I" he said; "well, wen, well !" Which was hia sole comment. Taking my hand under his arm, he drew me away from the path, up toward the level of the hill, where a little breeze stirred slumbrously, and a soli tary lake, shut in with foliage of bam boo and olamoenne vine, cooiea tne air. " Rest here a bit, and wipe your eyes," said the captain, spreading his red hand kerchief on the ground tor me to sit on. 1 am on my way to benora Marie's to breakfast, but there's no hurry. Neither she nor all her lazy slaves can get it ready before twelve o'clock, you know. He looked at his watch with seaman's exactitude, and sitting down beside me. opened his great umbrella over my head to shut out the sun. l felt sheltered and comforted. So you though tI!Thad sailed, Lts- beth? ' he said. "You must have high opinion of your poor old captain's good manners I" I lie tears welled to my eyes again. could not answer. "Tut, tutl" said my companion cheerily. " You must not be so down hearted, Lisbetb, when Mrs. Marie has taken so kinaly to yeu. But you'll get on better when the BhipV- fairly rorrt -of sight. -You'll teel more settled." "it you were here," l broke iorm. " Oh, what do you want of me ? You'll be with the young senor and eenoritas, and all the rest of it. They will treat you like a princess. I'm no company for such. They don't want an old sea- dog like me." Always from my childhood tne cap tain had come and gone out of my lite like a myth ; his ship waited in the har bor; he had wings; be was not like any one else. And for this reason his going from me now seemed to shut me away forever out of sight into a living death. Something of this I muttered incohe rently, clinging to him as though he might vanish while I wept. The captain stooped and looked into my excited face t his gray scintillating eye shot a strange ray into mine. "Umphl'he said, tanning mmselt with his great sombrero. "Its hot; there's not a breath stirring, and it only ten in the morning." There was silence for a moment a -tropic silence, unbroken by chirp of bird or tall ot leaf. My eyes followed, the far glimpse of the ocean, with the occa sional sail heading toward the harbor. " You like ships, Lisbeth?" said the captain. I love them 1" I cried, with enthu siasm. "Just so, just eo. You like things with a will; but,' my little girl, if you expend so much feeling on everything, what will you have for some good man when he asks you to like him?" " That would be different." My voice shook. "What would be different?" said the captain, turning suddenly and harshly upon me. " Jjisbeth," he said, more softly, laying his great brown hand on my arm, "you know I mean to be your fjiend. I want you to remember that after I am gone. If any trouble come to you, you know where to write; yet, after all, it will be strange to sail away witnout my little girl." I could make no reply. " I wish the wife was here," said the captain, with a troubled voice; "she would ted me what to do." There is nothing to do, captain you nave done all you could lor me." " You must hunt up that engineer, Lisbeth." The captain was feeling the depths of his fathomless pockets for an extra handkerchief as he uttered this jest; but I saw a tear wander down over the bridge of his nose before could find it. " 1 don't want to hear that joke again J" 1 cried, angrily, " I mean live alone. I don't wan't any help Irom anybody." " csoiuy there, my girl, somy i" was the answer ; "you do not know what you are saying, it's a hard shut to live alone ; 1 have found it so, roving old dog though I am. Do not say that you will live alone, Lisbeth ; rather than that, T would even ask you to marry an old fellow like me 1" What I said then I do not know, what I did I do not remember. Like one rescued from shipwreck, T looked into the face of my friend, and thanked God. And so it came about that we two were wed. There is a little chapel down by the wrterin that far island, a tiny chapel without seats, and with a dim flicker of tapers burning before the shrine of the Virgin. There one morn ing, before the sun was up, and belore the ship spread her homeward sails in the harbor, s wandering priest read the marriage service over two strangers, while the stout senora and her dark eyed little ones stood in a hushed group looking on, and Liza looked in at tne doorway with her finger on her lips. Pen Portraits of the Italian, Swiss, and Brazilian Representatives at Geneva. The Geneva correspondent of the London Timet writes as follows, under date of the 16th imt, t " I have already told you that the contending parties have been generally congratulated on their happy choice of umpires. The Italian uovernment de serves the highest credit for the ap pointment of their representative. They could not have found in the whole peninsula a gentleman better qualified for the task imposed upon him than Count Sclopis di oaierano. us u a gentleman highly distinguished both fox - bis proficiency in all legislative studies, and for the part he played in the great events which lately changed the destinies ot his country, fle was one of the statesmen chosen by Charles Albert to draw up a constitution for Piedmont in 1847-8, and was a member of that King's cabinet I believe as Minister of Justice on the first instal lation of a liberal government. In later days he sat on the right of the Chamber, and subsequently of the Sen ate, during the administration of Count Cavour, and was, witn uount rtevei, one of the leaders of the Conservative opposition. Hod it depended on Count Sclopis, jriedmont wouia never nave made common cause with the western allies in the Crimean war of 1854. Italy perhaps would never have been united, and she would certainly never have found her way to Rome. As a member of the aristocratic and clerical party, Count Sclopis was looked upon a a codino, or reactionist, in Turin. But he was universally respected for his high character, even by his most deter mined adversaries; and, although his influence on public affairs considerably declined, he was relied upon for earnest and enlightened patriotism. Like Mas simo d'Azeglio, he had no faith in the possibility of an annexation and fusion of the north with the south of Italy ; and, like Count Balbo, be was too strong a Catholic to think that the as pirations of Italy should be allowed to interfere with the imprescriptible rights of the Holy See. He has been and is one of the most distinguished members of the Turin Academy, and has con tributed to its essays a valuable work on the 'Diplomatic Relations Vietween the House of Savoy and the English Government from the Earliest Times to the Peace of 1815.' His literary fame, however, chiefly rests on his 'History of Legislation in Piedmont, & work of un wearied research, and recommendable for - mature oritioism. I believe that hardly any man in Italy has made the science of international law the object of more assiduous pursuit than Count Sclopis.- The Swiss arbitrator, M. Staempni, has been repeatedly at the head of the Federal Government, and his influence is considered paramount, whether he is the actual President or whether he fills subordinate offices. The Rr?.ilin.n arbitrator is the repre sentative of the Emperor of Brazil in Paris, and is conspicuous among tbe diplomatists of his country. The im pression among the persons l have here conversed with is that the whole con troversy before the tribunals will be carried on by writing, and all the arbi trators are sumcientiy conversant witn the English language to understand thoroughly what they read. Were the occasion for oral discussion to arise, it is possible that come of the arbitrators might be unable to follow the oratoisit they spoke English, but both the Eng lish and American commissioner would be able to use French as freely as their own native idiom. The Lord Chief Justice, as you are aware, is fully as eloquent in one language as in the other ; and the same, 1 believe, may be asserted of his American colleague. A Wonderful Clock. ; in he to Droz, a mechanic of Geneva, produced a clock which excelled au outers ingenuity. On it were seated a negro, a shepherd and a dog. When the clock struck, the shepherd played six tunes on his flute, and the dog approaced and fawned upon him. ThiB wonderful machine was exhibited to the Xing Spain, who was greatly delighted with it. " The gentleness of my dog," said Droz, "is his least merit. If your Majesty touch one of the apples which you see in the shepherd's basket, you will admire the animal's fidelity." The King took an apple, and the dog flew his hand, barking so loud that the King's dog, which was in the room, be gan to bark also. At this the courtiers, not doubting that it was an affair witchcraft; hastily left the room, cros ing themselves as they departed. Having' desired the Minister of Marine (the only one who ventured to remain) to ask the negro what o'clock it was, the Minister did eo, but obtained reply. Droz then observed that negro had n-,t yet learned Spanish, nnnn which the nuestion was repeated in French, when the black immediately answered him. At this prodigy firmness of the Minister also forsook him, and he retreated precipitately, that it must be the work supernatural being. Ip thine enemy wrtiftg DUJ of his children a drivxU Farm and Garden. and some that they well as of of at of no the the de claring Management and Feeding Stock. I bave had the eare of cows for the last forty years, and never had a case of abortion. In the first place,. I endeavor to have their diet as uniform as possible, sum mer and winter. I put my cows in the stables about the first of November, and feed with a variety of plants, herd's grass, red-top clover, water grasses, brakes, skunk cabbage, wild-wormwood, alder leaves and such other plants as they get in the summer too numerous to mention. I turn to pasture about the middle of May. A portion of my pasture has generally been new land, furnishing the sweetest of feed from cultivated grasses, with low, swamp grasses ; also a variety of browse, such as chestnut, maple, white, red and black oak, white and black birch, ash, pine, hemlock, elders, sweet fern, skunk cabbage, wormwood, low laurel, not the poison laurel, etc. Water gushes from springs and runs in a sluggish stream through the pasture, so that the cattle can have it cold or warm ; and 1 have noticed tnat tney sometimes drink the one times the other showing like a variety of water as food. Cows kept on such a variety of food and water, not allowed to come in till three years of age, which go dry two months previous to calving, that suckle their calves only a day or two, wm sel dom have any trouble from miscarriage. I have often not allowed the calf to suck at all. Tie up the cow at once and milk ber, and feed the calf. The calf may not do quite as well, but the cow will be more quiet, bellow less when turned to pasture, seldom have sore teats, and the calf can be put in the same pasture with the cow, if I raise it. As a general thing I have taken care of mv cows and milked them myself. They have been treated with kindness, and know nothing of being kicked, whipped or pounded. I never had a kicking cow, and when I see notices in the Farmer of such animals I almost wonder that people are not ashamed to complain, as I think there is no need of having kicking cows, if properly managed. I have generally raised my cows from calves. From the first I treat them in such a way that they like to be handled. When I milk a heifer for the first time, I soften the teats with milk, begin very moderately and as easily for the animal as possible. If she steps round, I talk to her sooth ingly, but never strike or kick her. Thus treated they will Boon learn that tbey are not going to be hurt, and will stand still. A heifer once calved when I was awav from home. I went out in tbe evening after getting home and milked her in the lane, for the first time, without trouble. I have never fed much meal, or grain of any kind, or roots, as I havo not made a business of selling milk ; still I have kept one or two cows during the winter for milk for the family. Selling milk may probably be made profitable where farmers live near a village or city, if they do not feed too high. But if meal and roots are freely used for the sake of getting a great amount of milk, it will tend to injure the cow unless fed systematically the year round. It is like feeding a horse all the grain he will eat, and then working him hard to get pay for it. A horse thus treated will soon wear out. It is far better to feed a horse good hay, with a little grain, and work moderately, as he will last much longer, and be more profit able in the long run. By high feed cows are liable to disease; but if judici ously fed and kindly treated, there will be little trouble from abortion or other ailments; M. L. Ooodell in. New England Farmer. A New Use for Flax Seed. -The follow ing statement, copied from an English paper, is of great interest to the Amer ican farmers, as it seems to open a new use for flax seed, and may greatly enhance the price, so as to make flax growing profitable. The new use is in the manufacture of an article called linoleum, deriving the name from linum and oeum. It is said that it will be a rival of caoutchouc, or as is commonly called, India rubber. The new article is manufactured of linseed oil by oxi dizing it until it is solidified into a re sinous substanoe, as we frequently find it when it has been exposed to the at mophere. It is stated that "in this state it is combined with resinous gums and other ingredients, whereupon it assumes the appearance and most of the properties ot India rubber. Like India rubber, it can be dissolved into a cement and used in the manufacture of the material for water-proof clothing. It can be used as varnish for the pro tection of iron or wood, or for coating ships' bottoms. It is as good as a com mon cement, having propenies uiumr to the marine glue made from India rubber and shellac. It is easily vulcan ized by ' exposure to heat, and by this means becomes as hard as the hardest wood, and capable of the finest polish. The great variety of uses to which can be applied in this form will at once suggest themselves to the reader. The manufacture of linoleum has thus far been made to produce floor cloth, for oved itself well adapted. Combined with ground cork, it is spread on a stout canvas, the back of which is afterward water-proofed witn oxi dized oiL The fabric is then printed by means of blocks in the ordinary way. The floor cloth thus produced is pliable, noiseless to walk upon, washes well, preserves its color, and rolls up like Ardin.rv carnet. It is very durable, and its component parts will not de compose by heat or exposure to sun or air, as will India rubber. N. Tribune. How to Make a Village or City Garden. Take barrels and bore holes around middle, and one hole large enough admit the nose of a watering pot. the barrel with stones as high as of holes, and fill in with good, rows rich, fine earth to the top, in which plant cucumbers, melons, squashes, matoes, etc One barrel will be enough of each kind. Be sure to have one i stone lean over the large hole, where you will pour in water until it runs of the rule you bave made, ana wnicn will prevent the earth from filling , large hole up. K&nge tne Darrens rouna your yard, and plant your seeds. Keep ' the barrels filled with water up to the holes, and you have all the requisites for rapid, healthy growth, air, heat, and moisture. You can raise all the vegetables you will need, in the greatest perfection, and they will last until late in the autumn, as they can easily be covered on frosty nights. Cucumbers and tomatoes may bang over the bar rels, cutting them off" when they reach the bottom. Melons may be tied to the wall fence. The stones have an impor tant service in holding up the earth, and absorbing the heat during the day, which they give out at night, keeping the water with an even temperature. You will be astonished at the remit if bave never tried it. Prairie rar- you mer. To Tell Good Powder. Place on asheet of clean writing-paper, about three or four inches apart, two small heaps of powder, and upon firing one with a heated wire, if it explodes with a good report, and if no sparks fly off to ignite heap number two, and if no specks are left on the paper, it may be considered as good powder. But ithi fails; the -ingredients are impure, or they have been mixed in the wrong proportions. Hunter. A Sonora Story. The following rich story is related by a Sonora paper, at the expense of a queer genius who vibrated between that town and Oregon, as " advance" agent of a concert troupe, and who, though pretty clever in " selling" the curiously inclined, does not always come off first best. Frank Ball, traveling in a vehicle tearing a strong resemblance to a ped ler's cart. Old lady rushes out from a house by the road side. The following colloquy ensues: Old Lady " Say, what have you go t to sell ? Ball " I am traveling agent, madam, for the greatest menagerie of ancient or modern times, which is shortly to be exhibited in this section, affording Jo the inhabitants thereof an opportuni ty of viewing the most stupendous collection of animals ever before ex hibited." Old Lady "You don't say. Have you any elephants?" Ball " We have, madam, six ele phants ; but there constitute a compara tively unimportant pari oi me wuw. We have living specimens of bipeds and quadrupeds, who roamed over the earth, not only in the antediluvian, but also in pilocene and postmiocena periods, embracing the megatherium, with six legs and two tails ; the icb thyossAurus, with four eyes and three tails ; the gyasticus, with no eyes, two nojes and four tails ; the pleaiosaurus, resembling Satan in shape, which spits fire and breathes sulphur, and many other species, too numerous to mention. We also have a pious law yer." Old Lady" Well, I declare." Ball "But, madam, the greatest curiosity by far of our exhibition; is a learned and classical educated monkey, who was brought up a Mohommedan priest in the mysterious regions of the Great Deiert of Sahara. This monkey talks with fluency all the modern languages, besides Latin, Greek and Hebrew. He can repeat the ten com mandments, the emancipation procla mation, President Lincoln's last mes sage, and performs the most intricate examples in mathematics with rapidity, ease and accuracy. While being ex hibited in Washington he actually re peated a long speech of the President. This monkey corresponds Beautiful yougg lady suddenly sticks her head from the window and calls out : " Mother ! mother 1 ask him why they let the monkey travel so far ahead of the other animals 1" British Christianity. it The British in India, having found the shooting of Sepoys from the can non's mouth ineffective in keeping their tropical colonists in subjection, have adopted another plan, sow given to the world by the Delhi Gazette, the organ of Western Christianity in Asia. It is a pretty scheme, and is especially intend ed for the punishment of assassins who murder distinguished public function aries within the boundaries "of her Majesty's Indian dominions. The crim inals, after being duly tried and con victed, are to have both arms cut off above the elbow, and be branded on the forehead with the letter M. They are then to be transported to England for a period of twenty-one years; make the voyage around the Cape of Good Hope in an iron oge, and on arrival at Lon don, be lodged in the tower. Here they are to be exhibited with the wild beasts. oiiirTMl avait month at the day and! hour the murder was committed, and at the expiration of the ierm, brought back to India and decapitated. The remains are to go to the doctors for dis section, and afterward be burned if the felon is a Mussulman, and buried if he is a Hindoo. This treatment is expect ed to " strike terror " into the fatalistia natives, and at the same time, t pro mote the efforts of the Christian mis sionaries to convert the heathen to a. religion of divine, mercy and brotherly love. . an the Y. the to Fill the to flat out this It has been stated that tbe Dominion Government was to give the Canada Pacifio railroad a subscription of $20, 000,000, scattered over ten years. It appears now, from a remark made Parliament by Mr- Gladstone, that the Imperial Government has agreed to guarantee a Canadian loan of 2,500,000 sterling for tne construction vi way to the Pacific, provided Canada should accept the Washington Treaty. That, perhaps, accounts for the ready acceptance of the treaty by Canada. Ox the 6th, a child of Henry Hoff mann, of Manistee, Mich., climbed up to a pantry shelf, and ate some concen trated ley wnicn was Eei away in a The child died after 24 hours of suffer ing. will make 900,000 WvnA. Mich.. staves this summer. Wenona" does a staving business in this line. A wnmw between six and seven feet- higb passed through Kansas City lately.