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Brands or Uruae, nonnea ana jjuoricaung um.
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f.j''-' ."'t'l.'ilY. JOHN iOKES, JR." ;i !
""What kmd'of ' people have' you here?" 1
asked of 6no of my acquaintances, after be-
. -r'.v-T., Jl .1. . 1 . l!..l- .:n
coming aiienizen gi me pieiisam muu yinogu
of Moorpetd, ' 1 ,'
"Verjf clever people,' with one of two ex
ce'ptionsj'he replied. i"I nm suro you will
"Who are the exceptions," I asked. "For
I wish, to keep all such exceptions nt a dis
tance. Being a strangor I will wisely take a
hint in time. It is an easy matter to shun
en acquaintance ; but by no means so easy to
break it off after once formed.''' !.: dJ' ':
1 "Very truly said.' -And I will warn you in
time of one man in pifrticular. His name is
John Mason. Keep clear o bimdC yo wish
to keep out oEf trbuBla He's ssniooth and
oily na- a Whetstone; "and as.' a; whettjUtne;
nuraues evcryiung ftMk;uiuuuvri.' - ne a a uuu
man- that John Mason.1' --"-"ii .:
"Who or what is he?" I asked, k :;
"He's a lawyerj and one of tho. principal
holders of property in the township. But
money can't gild him over. He's a bad man,
that John Mason, and my advice to you and
everyone- is, to keep clear of him.. I know
him like a book. '
"I am very much obliged to you," Baid I,
"for timely caution', and I will tnke care to
profit by it"-'' .!.!
. My next acquaintance bore pretty much
the same testimony, and so did the next. It
was that John Mason was not the right kind
of a man, and rather a blemish upon the vil
lage of Moorfield, notwithstanding he was one
of the principal property holders in the town
ship. , '... ... ! '
"If it wasn't for that John Mason, I heard
on this hand, and, "if it wasn't for that John
Mason,". I heard on the other hand, as my
acquaintanceship among the people extended.
Particularly bitter against him was the indi
vidual who had first whispered in my ear a
friendly caution ; and I hardly ever met him
but he bad something to bay about that John
Mason. ,.'y , .. ..;'-.' ,!
About six month's after my arrival in Moor
field, I attended a public' meeting, at which
the leading men of the township. were pteaerrit1
Most of them were strangers to me. At this
meeting I fell in company with a very pleas
ant man, who had several times addressed
those present, and always in such a clear, for
cible and common sense way as to carry con
viction to all but a few who carped and quib
bled at everything he said, in a very churlish
manner. Several of these quibblers I hap
pened to know. . Ho represented One set of
views and tliey another. Mis views had re
gard to tho public good theirs looked, it was
plain, to sectional and private interest.. -'
"How do yon like our little town?" said
this individual to me, nftor the meeting had
adjourned, and little knots of individuals were
gathered here and there for conversation.
"Very well," I replied. '
s "And the people?' ho nsked. ...'.
"The'people, I answered, "appear to he a
very fair specimen of what are to be found
everywhere ; good and bad mixed up together."
"Yes. That, I suppose, is a good general
estimate.". :.
"Of course," I added, 'o find in nil com
munities certain individuals who stand more
prominent than the rest distinguished cither
for good or evil. This uppenrs to be the case
here."
"You hnve already discovered then, that
even in Moorfield there nro some very bnd
men." . .
"Oh, yes I there's that John Mnson for in
stance." The man looked n little surprised ; but re
marked without any change of tone ;
"So you linvc heard of him, have you?"
"Oh, yes."
"As a very bad man ?" i
"Of course. You know him, I suppose?'
"Yes, very well Have you ever met hiin?"
' "No, nor I never wish lo."
"You've seen him, I suppose?": -
"Never. Is he here?"
Thp man glanced round the room and then
replied: . ; ' ;
"I don't see him." ...
"He was here, I suppose." .
"Oh yes ; and addressed the meeting seve
ral times.". ' ' .
"In one of those sneering, ill-tempered an
swers to your remarks, no doubt"
The man slightly inclined his heads ifj
acknowledging a compliment '
"Tt'a n r,ii ..i. m,. i,: T..t, irJ
son," said I, "often have wealth and some
shrewdness of mind to give them power in the
community."
"Perhaps," said my auditor, "your prejudi
ces against this man are too strong, He's
not perfect, I k.now i but even the devil is
painted blacker than he is. If you knew him,
I rtfther think you would estimate him difTcr
ently." " ' : " " - : '. ". '. "
"I don't wish to know .him. Opportunities
have been offered, hut I haye nlways avoided
an introduction.""-; ' '" -
"Who first gave you the churacter of this
man?" he asked. ' " ''.' ' " . '
"Mr Liixton,"-I replied.' :l'D6 Vou know
him?" :' " , ' . '
' "O, yes, very well. He speaks hard of Ma
son does he?1' : .
"He has cause; I believe." ' ; '
"Did he never explain to you what it was?"
."Not very fully. But he gives him a gene
ral bad character, and says he has done more
to injure the best interests of the village, than
any ten of its worst enemies that exist!' :
"Indeed I that is a sweeping declaration.
But I frankly own that I cannot' join in so
broad a condemnation of the man, although
he hasliis faults and no one knows them, I
think, better than I do.",1 ' ' ' . . '
This made no 'impression on me. .The
name of John Mason was associated in my
mind, with, everything that was bad,-and I
replied by Baying that I was very well satis
fied in regard to his character, and did not
mean to have anything to do with him while
I lived in Moorfield. -
' Some one interrupted our conversation at
this point, and I was very soon seperntcd
from my very agreeable companion. I met
him frequently afterwards, and he was always
particularly polite to me, and once or twice
asked me if 1 had fallen in wi(h that Johnl
Mason yet; to which I always replied m the
negative, and expressed myself as freely as
ever in regard to the personage mentioned.
Careful as wo may be to keep out of trouble,
we are not always successful in our efforts.
When I removed to Moorfield, I suppposcd
my affairs' to be in a very good way j but
things proved to be otherwise. ; I was disap
pointed, not only in the amount I expected to
receive from the business 1 followed in the
village, hot disappointed in the amount of
money 1 felt sure of getting by a eertuin time.
When I first came to Moorefiold, I bought
a piece of property from Laxton-this busi
ness transaction made ns acquainted and
paid cash down, one-third of the purchase
money;- the property remaining as security
for two-thirds, which I was under contract to
settlo at a certain time, ; My first . payment
was two , thousand dollars.,, uniortunateiy,
when 'the final payment . became dne, I was
not in', funds, and the prospect of receiving
money within five or six months, was any
thing but good. In this dilemma I . waited
upon Laxton, and informed him of my disap
pointment His face became grave..,',.,, '
"I hope it will not put vou to any serious
inconvenience, , . ;r ,i, .. ,.. :
'What?" he asked. .1 .,,.' ' ,'...,'.; :'
' "My failure to meet the payment on the
property. You are fully secured, and within
six months I . will bo able to do what j I , hod
hoped to do at this time. , , . - ,
1'hn.ve madA mv 'cnloul&tiftns to receive-. the
Bnni due at this time; and cftimoowilhOat
But I havn't the money Mr. Lnxton; and
I have fully explained to you tho reason why."
"That is your affair, not mine, Mr. Jones.
If you have been disappointed at pne point it
is your business to look at another.. A con
tract is a contract" 1
"Will you extend the time of this payment?"
I asked. '
"No, sir, I cannot." '"'
"What will you do?" V :: ' ' : ' ,
'' "Do! You ask a strange question."
"Well, what will you do?"
"Why, raise the money on the property."
! "How will you do that?" i .
,. "Sell it, of course 1" -S "
1 1 asked no furthor questions, but left him
and went away. Before reaching home, to
which place I was retiring, in order to think
over the position in which I was placed, and
determine what steps to take, if any were left
to me, I met the pleasant acquaintance I had
seen at the town meeting.'. . .. - - .
"You look grave, Mr. Jones,' said he, as
we paused, facing each other. "What's the
matter?" . ' '
I frankly told him my difficulty, .ft
"So. Laxton has got you in his clutches,
has he?" was the simple, yet I perceived
meaning reply that he made. .
"I am in his clutches, certainly,", said I.
"And will not get out of them very easily I
fipreteftli- -i "
, ''What will he dor ' ...... -: -
: "He will Mil the property at anotlcu ."
"It will not bring his claim under the hammer."-
V i '
"No, I suppose not, for that is really more
than the property is worth." .
' "Do you think so?"
"Certainly I do. I know the value of eve
ry lot of ground in tho township, and know
that vou hnve been taken in in your purchase."
: "What do you suppose it -will bring ayv
forced snlef
"Few men will bid over twenty-fivo hundred
dollars." ' .
"You cannot be serious."
"I assure-you I am. He, however, will
overbid all up to four thousand. He will
probably hnve it knocked down to him at three
thousand, and thus come into the unincum
bered possession of a piece of property upon
which ne has received two thousand dollars."
"But thrco thousand dollars will not satis
fy his claims against ine." ' - - '
"No. You will still owe him n thousand."
"Will he prosecute his claim?"
"He?" and the man smiled. "Yes, to the
last extremity, if there is hope of getting
anything." ..
"Then I am certainly in a bad way." .
"I am afraid you are, unless you can find
some one hero'wbo will befriend you in the
matter."
"Thero is ho one here who will lend me
four thousand dollars upon the piece of prop
erty," said I.
"I don't know of but one man who is likely
to do it," I was answered.
"Who is that?" I asked eagerly.
"John Mason."
"John Mason? I'll never go to him."
"Why not?"
"I might as well remain whero I am as to
get into his hands. A sharper and a lawyer
to boot! No-r-uo. Better lo bear tho evils
that we have, than to fly to others that we
know not of.' I '
"Yon may get assistance somewhere else,
but I am doubtful," said the ninn, and bowing
politely, passed on and left mo to my own un
pleasant reflections.
Laxton made as quick work of the busi
ness as the nature of the caso would admit;
and in a very short time the property was ad
vertised at public sale. As tho time for the
sale approacjicd, the desire to prevent the
sacrifice that I was too well assured would
take place, suggested tho dernier resort of
calling upon Mason. But my prejudices
against the man were so strong, that I could
not cet my own consent to do so
On the day before tho sale, I met the indi
vidual before alluded to.- , . ;' '
' . "Have you been to see Mason?" he: asked.
' I shook my head. v , . :
"Then you have made "P your mind to let
that.scoundrcl Laxton, fleece you out of your
property." , , ' .... . ; j
. "I see no way of preventing it" ,
"Why don't you try Mason? j
"I don't believe it would do any! good."
" "I think differently." . c
"If he did help me out of tlie difficulty," I
replied, "it would only be to get into a- more
narrow corner.", '., ..'',,
"You don't know any such tiling,", said the
man, In a different tone from any in which he
had yet spoken, when Mason was tjio subject
of our remarks. , ' . - ' , .
. "Think, for a momeut, ' upon the basis of
your prejudice, .it lies mainly upon jthe asser
tion . of Laxton whom your own experience"
has proven to be a scoundrel. The fact is,
your estimate of Mason's character is entirely
erroneous Laxton hates him, because he has
circumvented him more than a dozen times
in his schemes of iniquity, and will circumvent
him again, it I do not greatly err, provided
you give him the opportunity of doing so."
There was force in the view. What confi
dence was there to be placed in Laxton's
words? ' And if Mason had circumvented
him, as wag alleged, of course there was a
very good reason for detraction."
"At what hour do you think I can see him." '
Sllid I. ...M ;',.'
"I believe he is usually in about twelve
o'clock." : .- ' ' ' : - V' '.
"1 -will see him," said I with emphasis.
"Do so," returned the man; "and may your
interview be as satisfactory as you can de
sire.'1 '
At twelve precisely, I called upon Mason,
not without many misgivings, 1 must own..
I found my prejudice still stronger, as to the
good results I could aot help feeling serious
doubts. On entering his office, I found no
one present but the individual Under Whose
advice I had called. ' . . ! ; - t
"Mr. Mason is not in?" said I feeling! a lit- j
tie disappointed. '.' ' I '
"O, yea He is in," was replied. I ' j
l looked around, and tuen turned urch the
man's" face.? .litfhot exactly comprehend
itS'expressioi "'' ' - - " ' ' ; -.- '
- "My name .Tobh Mnson," Baid he bowing
politely. ' '"S( a seated, and let us talk over
thebujineas i u which you have called to
ni ti , .,,: , '-.'. -.' . .,;,. ; .
see.
"I needed t
coiild not Iseei
denly and con
and confound
I will' not re
invitation to sit down, for I
ny seat, if I had tried, so sud
atory did his words astonish
ill the' confused blundering
pted to make nor give his
os.' ' Enough, that an hour
s advertised to tako place,
ton:-' .' '' - ' ,r,'- ", " !
ii". I said, '& iet nto have
n, which yopr present strin
!"ieL -.iv
Lapoligies I att
gentlemanly r.
before the sale
I waited upon
"sBe kintl.cii
that obligation
gent measuret-
--Thn 'fnnn ' il-IatiSs.
"'McJohH MasOo," Said I, "has generously
lurnishcd me with the tunas necessary to save
ray property from sacrifice, and will take the
security that you hold."
Uurse that Jonn Mason, . ejaculated Lax
ton with excessive bitterness, turning away
abruptly and leaving me where I stood. I
waited for ten minutes', but he did not come
back. A suspicion that he meant to let the
sale go on if possible, crossed my mind, and
I returned to Mason, who saw the Sheriff
and had the whole matter arranged. '
' Laxton has never spoken to mo since. As
for "that John Mason, I have proved him to
be a fast friend and a man ef strict honor in
everything. So much for slander. ' '
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Cemetery laid ont at Anderson-
-; - -," ywine. - -t
Captain James M. Moore,:A. Q. M., who
left here on the 8th of July last for Andcrson
ville, for the purpose of giving a decent burial
to the remains of our murdered heroes, re
turned to this city this forenoon, having suc
cessfully accomplished tho object of his visit
The Captain reports that he arrived at An
dersonville on the 25th ult, after having ex
perienced considerable difficulty in procuring
transportation for himself and his party of
mechahics and clerks. The work of painting
and lettering tho headboards was immediately
Gcmmonced,. and occupied near the whole
time of the party's stay. Thero were thirteen
thousand neat head boards set up, all properly
settled,' giving the names and, as far as known,
ha. regiments and companies of the deceased.
lhe Captain found the graves nearly all
marked with a neatiy johi"l tke and num
bered. The number? on the "slakes eor-r.
ponded with tho' record kept in the hospital
ot the prison, giving the names of those
buried. The cemetery is about fifty acres in
extent and nearly three hundred yards from
tho stockade, The dead ' were buried in
trenches, in many cases over a hundred in a
trench. Mounds were erected over each body,
thus forming graves. A neat white fence
has been built around tho cemetery, and the
place made to look as inviting as possible.
Pleasant walks are being laid out, which are
to be shaded by such tress as are indiginous
to that recion.: . C'lwtaitt, M. nays the country
for miles around Andersonville is almost de
void of verdure of all kinds, except rank weeds
and stunted pines and live oaks. ; The cli
mate lie considers extremely unhealthy, the
heat being intense during the day, and the
heavy dows fallinji at night .penetrating the
tents of the party and suturuting their blaiia
kets. Just before tho party left a flagstaff
was planted, and tho national colors thrown
to the breeze. A trustworthy superintendent
has been appointed to take care ot the ceme
tery, and perfect the ideas of Captain Moore.
A sufficient cuard hns been placed over the
grounds by Gen. . Wilson,, commanding the
military forces in that region, and every care
is to be taken that the remains of our braves
shall rest undisturbed, lhere were within
the iuclosure of tho stockade, sheds about
fifty yards u length, and eighteen feet in
width, lhere were no sides to these so called
tenements; but they were merely upright
poles supporting a roof. The stockade with
all the buildings, are to remain standing un
til they fall by decay, as fit monuments of the
crimes committed within their limits.' Miss
Clara Burton, the Philanthropist., who ac
companied the expedition fur the purpose of
collecting evidence ot tlie whereabouts ot our
missing men, returned with uuptiun M. s
party. One of tho party, a clerk, died from
typhoid fever, and was buried in the cemetery.
Theie are about four hundred buried by the
rebels of whom no record was kept, and con
sequently their remains could not be identi
fied. Only one body was found unburied. the
rest having been interred in tho trenches.
A Good ' Intention. Among all the im
provements in modern mechanism, says the
Chicago Tribune, the art of liorseshoing has
met with little advancement The old fash
ioned wny of nailing the shoe to the hoof,
wit h all its attendant evils, remains in vogue,
We have just been shown a horseshoe in
vented by Thomas Skelton, of Rockford, 111.,
which will be very likely to work a complete
revolution in - the practice of horseshoeing.
The shoe oonsists of a hinged plate, with four
or five little flanges or projections extending
up on the outside ot tne norse s hoof, clasp
ing it like so many little fingers, making a
neat and perfectly effective attachment to 'the
hoof. 'On the bottom, of this hinged plato the
sole of tho shoe o to speak; or the part that
comes in contact with the ground, is fastened
hv.st.rnno he; uraws. wherebtf th:' Unmmd
plate is held firmly, to thertfoot, the Whole mak
ing, a - nanasomey easy ana anraole shoe,
which can bo easily put on and taken off, and,
instead f endangering the hoof .'after the
manner of the old fashioned nailed hoof, is an
absrjhitB"iieiWilBl " wMliry hBof ndapterT to
those that are lit,' teader.tr thiii", as well as
all others. . -
The shoe is made of malleable iron, and'
can be manufactured at a cost of fifteen cents
Cer pound, and being so economical, safe and
ibor saving, we do not see what will prevent
its speedily coming into general use.' " 1 '
Dr. G. H. Dadd, the celebrated veterinary
surgeon, on examining the shoe, gave it his
hearty indorsement, and says r "I consider it
one of the most valuable and perfect pieces
of mechanism of the kind ever invented."
One of our most enterprising horse owners
is having his horses shod with this shoe. ,
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DnviNO Sweet' Cork. Put .the ears into
boiling water long enough to harden the
starch, but do not cook it quite enoueh for
eating, cut it from the; cob, spread it thinly,
ana men ary rapiaiy in me sun or a mud oven
or, better still, in a drying house made for
the purpose. His important that the corn
should be dried rapidly, a it sours very read
ily when warm and damp, and is thug ruined
for use. There is a patented process for dry
ing sweet corn without previous cooking. It
is done by boring out the pith of the cob.
The ears are then placed in a drying room,
where the air at such a high temperature that
it extracts all the moisture before any delete
rious effect is produced upon the grain. ' ' ' ; ' i
. Horrible Murder and Bobbery.
We are called upon to chronicle one of the
most diabolical deeds of murder that has oc
curred in our city for many a long day.
Yesterday morning, about five o'clock, as
three, men, employes in a brick yard, were
proceeding to their work, they saw a man ly
ing partially concealed in the. weeds on what
is termed Bates' Dike at tho foot of Bank
street, about one-half square from Western
Avenue, Thinking the man was drunk and
asleep, they approached him, and turning him
from his sidc, on which he was lying, discov
ered he hnd been outrageously murdered, and
that the knife, which had been used n the.
awful crime was still Btickine in his body. A1
.few feet distant they fonnd an ordinary hatchet
Btuawareo wrtrr- ciottea Diooa ana jjoro, and
upon examination discovered that three deep
wounds had been inflicted in the right breast,
one of which, pierced entirely through his
body. ' ' ; '
'I he knife usod was a long, slim, black
handled carving knife, sharpened down to a
point somewhat resembling a dagger blade in
shape. - Examining his head, they found fivo
distinct wounds, inflicted with a hatchet,
which must have been used with force, as
every wound was about four inches deep, and
exhibited the shape of the weapon used. ' It
was a most brutal and horrible murder. The
murdered man's boots had been , taken off,
and were found near by. His pantaloon
pockets were turned inside out, showing plain
ly enough tho deed had been perpetrated for
the purpose of robbery. . s.
The workmen instantly gave the alarm, and
soon a large crowd of citizens collected. In
formation was immediately dispatched to the
Coronerj who, at an- early hour, visited the
scene of the bloody deed, and had the remains
of the deceased conveyed to Khlman &, See
len's livery stable, on Main street, near the
intersection of Orchard street, where the body
remained until yesterday afternoon, when an
inquest was held. Tho murdered man is ap
parently not more than 30 or 35 years old. '
His face is clean shaved, and his person was
clothed in blue jeans pantaloons and a white
spotted dark cassimere coat He had on a
white linen shirt, with one broad plat, and
gathered in nifties on each side. ':
The affair has created tho greatest excite
ment in the West End, and rumors of any
number are in circulation of men seen under
suspicious circumstances in that vicinity last
night, none of ' whioh, however, we were able
to trace to any reliable source, or in their
floating form could throw any light upon the
nurnuiu aceu. .-: .i 'i- - - -.
: "All the facts connected' with the affair make
tt one of the most cold blooded .'and horrid
murders that ever occurred - in this city,
whethor instigated by revenge or cupidity.
Tho hrtchet gashs on the Ileal were horrid,
cither otic of which would have killed tlie vic
tim. The blade of the knife with which tho
stabbing was done, was eight inches long,
and wns driven directly through the heart.
So firmly was it fastened in the body of the
man that it had to be withdrawn by ' the use
of forceps. -'
. The wounds inflicted on the head were one
over the right eye, and another terrible one
on the right, tern pie, with tho hatchet There
wore three wounds inflicted with the knife,
tlie blade of which was ubout eight inches
long. Two wounds penetrated tho lungs, and
one between said two wounds cut the heart
through and through.
On the left arm of the body below the el
bow there is a peculiar blue mark, and on tho
right arm nearly at the same place there is
the mark of a cross.
An inquest was held on the body yestcrdny
afternoon at two o'clock, but no new light
was thrown upon the mysterious murder.
The man hud not been identified last night
at nino o'clock. There will be another ex
amination of the body nt tho Ninth Street
a u- -A . . .t..i.
otuiiuu uuusu una uiiciuuuu ui inu u viuuiv.
Cin. Gaxelte. - '
Links in the Chain.
The blast that drove the storm' clouds
across tho heavens shook the oak, and the
acorncup, loosened from its fruit, leu . on the
pathway. ' '
The cloudburst; the raindrop filled the
acorncup. . r
A robin, wearied by the aultry heat of on
autumn day, and troubled by the fury of the
storm, hopped upon the path when all wns
calm, and drank of the raindrop. Refreshed
and gladdened he Hew to his accustomed
place in the ivy that overhung the poet's win
dow, and there he thrilled his sweetest, happi
est song.
The poet heard, and rising from his reverie,
wroto a chant of grateful rejoicing. The
chant went forth into the world, and entered
the bouse of sorrow and uttered its heart-stir-
riiiK accents by iho couch of sickness. The
sorrowful were comforted, , the sick,, were
cheered. ' ' -;
Many voices praised the'poet, He said:
" Tho chant wus inspired by the robin's
song. ''.'.. . ' . I
" I owe my song to the raindrop," said the
robin:" ""' " ' " '. ,,
"I should have sunk into the earth had not
the acorn-cup received me," said the rain-drop.
-1 "I had not been there to receive you, but
for the angry blast,',' said the acorn-cup. ' i .
And so they 'were comforted (and praised
the blast); but the blast replied: "Praise Him
at whose word the Btormy wind' ariseth, and
who from darkness can make light, making
his mercies oftentimes; 'to pass through un
seen, unknown and unsuspected channels,
and bringing, iri 'due time, by his own way.
the grateful chant (join the angry storm cloud.
Cider and Wine.
? The following methods of making cider and
wine we extract front W. O. Hickock's circu-
lar: '"":' ': ' ' :'
Pick all the apples, rejecting those not
sound, and wash them clean, and afterwards
let them lie and get dry. unna ana press
them, using no water or straw, or any sub
stance that will give the cider an unpleasant
taste, as on the purity and cleanliness of the
apples depends the quality of the cider.
Strain the juice through a woolen or other
close bag, put into clean barrels' and set in a
moderately cool place, keeping the barrel full
all the time, so that the impurities may work
off at the bung. After it is done working
rack it carefully off, let it stand a few days
and bung it up As the air tends to sour ci
der it is a good plan to provide a bent tin
tube, one end fastened in the bung and the
other to drop into a bucket of water. This
will let all the gas pass off and not let the air
get to the cider. The quicker the pomace is
pressed after being ground the lighter will the
color be; and darker, if not pressed for 24
hours after being ground. The cider from
the second and third dressing will be the rich
estthe reverse is the case in making wine,
as a severe pressure on the must makes
sour wine. Cider making should be conduct
ed with all the care that wine making is.
Most any good sour apple will make cider,
but more generally an apple full of juice and
not very good to eat, will make the best
The Virginia crab, perhaps, excels all other
apples for cider making. '
When bottled up with a little rock candy
and wired, it will,- after standing sometime,
sparkle like champagne when opened. To
get cider very strong, expose it in a tub in
extremely cold weather and remove the ice
that forms. As this can bo only water it
leaves the cider that remains of additional
strength, ii Any substance put in to arrest the
fermentation is of doubtful value, as all good
cider must be perfectly fermented.to.be healthy.
You had better depend rather ort careful and
clean making, bnd bottle tightly at the prop
er time.
WIKK MAKINO.
Pick the grapes off the stems when fully
ripe, rejecting the bad ones. Pass them
through the wine mill to tear open the skins,
but not to bruise the pulp. Press moderate
ly, then get all that remains in tho must to
make brandy or inferior sour wine of. Strain
and fill into clean barrels; then insert a bent
tube tight in the bung, mid let the lower (out
side) end rest under the surface of water in
a bucket, so that while all the gas shall es
cape, the air will not get to tho wine. When
it has done fermenting, rack it off into clean
barrels, bung it up and Bet in a cool place
bottle it in a few months. The great secret
of making good wine is to select only the best
grapes and not press out tho sour portion of
the pulp. - . .
Nothing is hero said about the numerous
mixtures of water, sugar and grape juice
which are frequently concocted and sold un
der the name of wine, but only to the pure
juice of the grape, properly fermented.
Cheddcr Cheese How made.
Warm all the milk at all seasons to about
90 before introducing the rennet A curd
is thus produced of the proper consistency to
make one cheese at that heat Use calves'
rennet, soaked in cold water, with plenty of
salt to preserve it When tho curd becomes
solid and the whey commences to separate,
cut the curd each way with a long knife,
leaving it in blocks of nn inch squnro ; then
leave it half an hour for tho whey to separate
and the curd to toughen ; then break the curd
carefully with the hand so as to help the
separation of the curd from the whey, gently
moving it for twenty minutes, and gradually
increasing the heat to 9G. Tho process of
drawing off tho whey now begins. The milk
is heated by steam at the same degree of heat
through the seasons. Keep the curd gently
moving in order to retuin all of tho. cream or
richness in tho curd.
In from two to three hours the curd will be
sufficiently dry to receive the salt, .whioh i
an ounce to every five pounds of curd. It is
mixed in tho vat, anfl when sufficiently cool
lift it into hu-.'c hoops, and put it under press
for half an hour; it is then moved and ground
(in a mill for that purpese) into particles ns
(i no as Indian corn ; it is then put into small
hoops and pressed for two days, turning them
once in tho time. When taken from the
hoops they are inserted into scalding brine to
form a rind, which is impervious fo flics. If
the curd is sufficiently cool it obviates the dif
ficulty of the sticking to the stringer. The
weight to bo applied is 1,000 pounds to every
20 pounds of curd. Annatto is used for col
oring inside and out, and is mixed with but
ter for the outside. This cheese is sold in
market at wholesale for forty cents per pound;
size of the dairy thirty cows, and will produce
about 250 pounds each.
Tomato Cheese.
Jt is a luce, neat dish for luncheon, a nice
relish at tea time. 1 really hope, Mr. Care
less, that you and a great many other house
keepers will learn to make it, as it is cheap
and good, ami I am confident will keep the
year round.
I take a dozen large, ripe, smooth toma
toes, scald, and remove the skin, then thor
oughly mix them, after cutting into slices.
with a pound of sweet dried beef, shaved as
thin as tissno paper. Put in with the toma
toes and beef the sweet white curd from a
nuinrt of milk, season with pepper and ground
cloves, put the whole into a stout bag of loose
ly woven linen, and after kneeding and ma
nipulating until all the ingredients are per
fectly incorporated, I first squeeze out every
drop of liquid I can force through the cloth.
Then, I place the material in a "hoop" that I
improvised out of a round wooden spice box,
by knocking out the bottom and cutting in
one edge four little notches as vents for the
escape of any juice that may remain. I place
the removed bottom on top ot the mass as a
"follower, and well, 1 used my husband s
copying press lor my cheeso press. It per
forms admirably, but any convenient heavy
weight applied to the top will answer all pur
ges. , rress twenty-lour hours, and put by
in a cool dry place. 1'or use, shave otf in
thin slices. Such a cheese ought to last such
a family as ours, Mrs. Careless, ten diiys at
least, but I don't suppose it will nverage more
than a week in this neighborhood. .
" A IIomc-Made Hearth Rug.
A lady subscriber to the American Agri
culturist writes: "Procure a colfce sack tack
it tightly on a frame of the size you wish your
ruz. Met a Diacusmnn to mnxe you a croicn-
et-needle about tlie size of a husking peg, ta
pering rother more. With charcoal and rule
"lay out'on the sack the- figure vou wish for
your rug. liarher all tne oia wooicn rags
such as are too mucn worn ior carpei. turnum,
bits of wool, &c. Tear these in strips and
with th book in the ritrht band, hold the strip
beneath in the left, thiustthe hook through
the meshes of the sack eaten tne raganu pull
it through about a half inch, then through
again as near to the first as possible. By
sorting the different colors and following the
patterns, a very beautiful article can bo made.
After it is all tiled up in this way, tako apair
nf sheen-shears or common scissors, large
size, and shear it all off to an even surface.
Old dresses are tne best; neavy ciom win not
wook in well. I havesceu such rugs in hand
some parlors, and. when tastefully made they
are equal to any.
fSf "Are you, really, you know, going to
ans -Davis?" Baid an English sojourner,
" 'twould be too blasted bad, that would, you
know." ' "Oh, we shan't ban' him, ' said his
interlocutor. "We shall probably blow him
from the muzzle of a gun, as you did the Se
poys in India." "Ah," said the stranger.
"k.. fliaf fcraa nmta nnnfliAr ibintr VA11 knOW.'
Bffl- Josh Billines saw;- - "If a man is go
ing to make a business, ff serving the Lord,
he likes to see him do it when he, measures
out pnions, as well aswhcn,be bolleryglory''
For at Home. I adviso you not be afraid'
of a little fun at home good people. '-. Don't
shut your houses lest the sun should fade you
carpets, and your hearts lest a hearty- laugh
shake down some musty old cobwebs there,-.
If you want to ruiu your sons, let them thinks
that all mirth and social enjoyment must bo
left on the threshold without, when Ihey com,
home at night. When oireo a home is re-i-garded
as only a place to eat, drink and sleep
in, the work is begun that ends in the gamb
ling house and reckless degradation. Young
peoplo must have fun and relaxation somen
whore; if they do ut find it 'at their own;'
hearthstones, it will, be sought at other and
less profitable piocew. .;- , .-- c'Vi: - .' :
. Therefore Jet the fire b"urnTngbtly at night,
and make the homestead delightful with all
those little arts which parents so perfectly unr.,
derstand. Dp not repress the buoyant spiritsi
of your children. Half an hour of merriment
round the lamp and fire-side of home, blot
out the remembrance of many a cave and an.,
noyanco during the day, and the beat safo-
guard they can take with them into the wetld
is tho influence of a bright little tfomestio
circlc.
iVt a Printers Festival at Boston late-
ly, the following capital toast was drank:
The Editor Tho man that is expected to
know everything; tell all he knows, guess at
the rest; to make his own character good, es
tablish tho reputation of his neighbors, and
elect all candidates to office; to blow up .
everybody, and reform the whole world ; to
live for the benefit of others, and have the
epitaph upon his tombstone "Here he lies at
last ; ' in short, he is a locomotive running on
the track of public notoriety; his lever is his .
pen, his boiler is filled with ink ; his tender is
his scissors ; his driving wheel is publio opin
ion; and whenever he explodes it is caused
by the non-payment of subscriptions.
Examination of Teachers.
The following questions wero propounded
for written answers nt the Examination of
Teachers, held at Pomeroy on tho 2d inst:
ARITHMETIC.
1. Explain tho entire process of dividing
4-3 by 3-7.
2. f of A's money x j of B'b $900,; how
much had each, providing of B's money is
twice of A's? ;
3. Write the tables for Avoirdupois and
Apothecaries' Weight, using the proper signs
and abbreviations.
4. A person has 50 acres of land in a
squnre form ; what is the length of ono of its
sides ?
5. At $5 75 nn acre, what is the value of a
field 3 furlongs square ? -.
. 1 How would 3fb. 3z, 3dr. 8gr. he ex
pressed in Troy woiht ?
7. At 4 per cent for t!.'ro0 years', what patt
of the principal equal the interest ? '
8. A buys on six months time as follows :
A bill of $20, Jan. 1st, one of $40, Feb. 1st,
nnd one of $50, March 1st, how do yon find
the average time of payment?
9. Extract the cube root of .000001331,
and explain the process of pointing the answer..
10. A tax of ft2441 25 is to be levied on a
corporation,- of which the taxable property is
valued at $420000, . and which has a list of
525 polls, each taxed 25 ceuts; what per cent
is the tax on property ?
THEORY AND PRACTICE OF TEACH-
1XG.
1. If the school room is defaced with ob
scene marks and writing, what is the duty of
the teacher?
9. TTnw fnr slmnlil tlip Ipflelipi bfl frnided
by the wishes of the parent in assigning ucw
studies to pupils?
3. Why is it better to divide the school into)
three or more grades, and arrange the pro
gramme for each grade?
4. What is tho advantage of giving the
younger pupils frequent recesses?
5. Why should the teacher not confine Him'
self to the printed questions of tho author?''
fi. To what extent should tho pupil bd'as
sisted in tho preparation of his lessons?
7. Why is the practice of assisting pupils
in answering questions, by "hints" and other
wise, objcctionublc? i . ; .
8. What do you understand by lending
questions, and why are they objectionable?,
9. What arc some of the objections to' pen
mitting pupils to recito consecutively, na by
turn? . ,
10. What are the principal objects of reci
tations? - GRAMMAR.
N .B. Parse ull words in italics. ,
1. What is parsing? ., , ,
2. What is analysis? . ,.
3. Writo the possessive case, in both mim
bers of friend, man, mouse, goose,, halfpenny.
4. "AU the air a solemn stillness Jtolds.
5. Putnam, "the bookseller, wrote, it , .
6. ;"Child of the sun, to thee 'tis givent.
' To guard the banner ef the free. Anr
alvze. '' 1
7. "Early to bed, and early to ris, ;'
Makes aman healthy, wealthy and wise."
. 8 "Ton low thev build who build beneath
the skies.";! Analyze, n rt ." -j.
9. "When, marshaled on, the nightly plain,'
- The glittering host bestud, the sky, .
One star alone of all the train,
Can fix the sinner's wandering eve.''
Analyze, and parse words in italics.
10. the ohio river. Formed by the alleeheny
and Monongahcla flows South ' West And
empties into the miesissippi. After a some
what tortuous Course, it i distingnished for
its Beauty and the e::tcnt of trade carried, on
upon Its Bosom. '.Write, spell, and punctu
ate properly.
, ; GEOGRAPHY. " '
. 1. Bound tho Indian Occan. ,
2. What is the most northern Cape of Eu
rope? Most southern ?
3. Locate Tripoli. Cairo, Algiers and Lap
Town. i
4. What countries are separated 'by iho
Alps? ' ; ;'"
5. Name the countries of Europe that bor
der on the Mediterranean. :''l ''i- :
6. Bound Vermont and locate its capital.
7. Describe'the Tennessee River. ' ' ' -
8. Where are the Deserts' of Cobi, Strion,
Sahara and the Great American ? , . .
0. WhatCapca at the four extremiti of
Afi-innT ,. .
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