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i® ^•v sv» sf\ 5 Sr r} $,*t Air ^,s i. frk rf* ALLTKKulfiU A CHlilSlJUAS 11A2U "Mother,dear, -will you grant me a favor? lJai8y is away, 60 sbo can't laugh at me even if I do wake mistakes." Edith -Nelson was the speaker. She was a pretty, delieate-looking girl of sixteen, whose white Laud3 showed that labor as yet had been a thing unknown to them. I can answer you better, Edith, when I hear what the favor is to be." "I wan't to practise cooking to-day in stead of music. Let me prepare that nice little turkey vou bought for poor old Sally's Christmas" dinner." Mrs. Nelson's face expressed her sur prise at Edith's sudden fancy, for Daisy bad always been the notable one of the two, while Edith had been the "book worm." "Certainly I will say 'yes,' was her an swer, "although you will have to work un der difficulties. 16hall be busy and so «6iall Bridget, and Daisy won't be here to show you. But what has put such an idea in my little dreamer's heai?" Edith's eyes answered her mother's loving glance ith one equally tender. "I've been thinking what a d*one I am ID the family hive. I couldn't keep house bit nicely if you should be taken sick or should be called away from home suddenly, -jamd I'm ashamed of myself." Mrs. Nelson smiled. "But we are not ttshasied of you, dear." 'I know it, mother and I'm going to de serve to have yoji proud of me— that is of my 'himdiness,' as you say of Daisy." __ "Bat why undortake so much the first time? It requires same experience to pre pare and reast a fowl." "Bnt I shall all the time be thinking of how Sal-y will cujoy eating it, and so that will keep me from getting out of conceit of my new employment. Then. too. to-mor row we don't have dinner until late, and I'm goitta to go over and set Sally's table, roast iier some of those nice sweet-potatoes, so that she can make-believe she's again in Iter dear old home in the south." "Well, Edith, this is an odd streak, to be ewxe. But I wish you success, and a good appetite for your own dinner when you come •back. I wonder if Clifford's college friend will acK p* his invitation and accompany •him homer" "I hone so, if he's nice. Daisy will en joy entertaining him. She's getting to be soch a yonng lady. She's real pretty, too don't you think so, mother?" "I'm afraid I'm a poor judge about my •children's coa-iliness. I'm too partial. Bat you've no time to spare. Run and get wad fcr your work. I suppose you mean -to cook the turkey to-day, and let Sally bave it cold to-morrowV" Tes didn't I say 6oV I meant it, any way. You see I don't want any but 'par tial' witnesses of my crude, first attempt in tho culinerv line." Some hours later Daisy arrived, flushed and beaming from her drive with the younp divinity student who had come home to -speed Christmas with his family, and who •had thus far spent more of his time hover ing about £ho charmed spot which held the fair young sister of Edith, the newly in dtaatrious. 1 Daisy's bright eyes opened wide. "Edith Nelson, is the world coming to an •end? You! and in the kitchen!" "Yes and see there! I fixed every bit of it with my own fingers," aid Edith threw opec the oven door, and pointed with proud a*alt»'.ion, to the beautiful brown of the roasting fowl. *"Ba» it isn't half large enough for our fiunitr. It won't go more than a third round." "It's for old Sally." "That's a different thing. But what'put it into your head to invade my rightful do stain? am the useful daughter, and you'd better be careful or I'll be jealous and'send ymt buck to your books." Daisy's merry eyes and smiling face con "'fradacted her words. So Edith's conscience no calms as her sister ran away with a eay conjr up an her lips, to take oft* her maps. The next day,bright and early,Edith filled •ft basket with eatables provided by her mother fcr the crippled old woman, and •coaxing her young brother to carry it for ker^started for the tumble-down cottage which give poor Sally shelter. '"Good morning. Sally. I've come to spend the morning with you. and you ma ft let me get the dinner. I'm growing so smart I want to be appreciated." The old woman's black face was a study aa she listened to Edith. ^X-or^bress the sweet cbile! She's agoing to born her lily fingers a-working for ole fWly! but I guess not, it alius takes two to make a treae, and we ain't tro on that .. question—we's divided." atJ5ot I always have my ow: way, Sally. So you just sit dovn in tliut chair and look _#t roe. I'll go home if you don't." .Wfaiio spoke she was busy with the "eoKteuts vi her" basket First came the nicely browned turkey, then a mince pie covered with powdered-sugar. White grapes, raisins, and nuts followed. Then «ame two parcels, "Which will you have for dinner? coffee or tea? I've got some condensed milk if JOB want coffee.*' "Sure as the sun shines then, ole Sally 11 coffee, missy. But it make the tears to see snch a tableful of thing*. It me think of olo Vircinry. and of massa and missus, and Mas'r Harry. ±!e wtKt.nlways a-bringing his ole mau'ma nuts -sadaweeties." "Yon didn't mind being a slave, did you, BaRy?" "Biess you, chile, freedom's sweet, even if one has a good xnasea and missus. I'd bave never cone north though and left tteia hadn't my boy come fust. I foilered him, but it was only to see him die. If he'd lived I wouldn't have be«-n like this," and for «m instant tho old woman rocked to •. mid fro absorbed in her grief for her Iwy "D&n't cry, auntie, I oughtn't to have *skel jou&uch a question. I want you to ibe happy to-day. That's why I came to •iyon myself." "You're a brassed angel, chile, and I'll ,try not to feel bad just to please you." While Edith talked, she was busy at her tnwouted work, and her flushed cheeks .mid bright eyes made such a difference in £KT lodes, that Sally noticed it and com /mented on the change in her own way. ."V "Lavs, chile," she said, admiringly, "I never knowed that cooking mode folks ban dsome. I dtclar' to goodness you look 'Mthoagb you'd been painted, and yonr eyes jflbine as bright as that coffee pot!" Edith laughed. "They must be bright then. But, come, „, -^darner's ready. You sit down and I'll f,wut oo you. I'm in love with houseyrk. 'JTm going to practice every day. See it 1 don*t win as* many golden opinions hence 'lj5-i#wth as our Daisy does." 'Z Jast as Sally was comfortably fixed at the fable, at' undering knock came at the door, ad when Editn opened it, she was caught ia ber brother's arnm. •Halloo, Pom, I've found you at last!" exclaimed. "I couldn't watt till yon B*. This is my friend, Barry fill—nit You've beard all about g.w, ud aha'* heard all about yon, so needn't be ao stiff, and play that yoa to ana aaothar." at this novel introduction, waya, Harry, or ha I am glad to v~' you, Mr. Clement," and she put out her hatK to greet him after the cordial New Eagl uiil fabhion, whon low, upon its deli te white appeared a spot of grime, and she drew it back hastily. No one had been noticing old Sally, nor had they seen bov at the sound of Harry Clement's name, fhe had left her chair and hobbled toward him as fast as her crippled condition wou'd permit. "As sure as I'm alive woman, Irea'ly be lieve it's Mas'r Harry hisself!" she exclaimed, excitedly, peering up at him with hertwiuk ling black eyes. The young man turned and looked at tho wizened old ftce, and with a glad ring of resoeniiion in his voice, put out his hand. "Howdy, Maum Sally?'' he said. I've been trying to find you ever since I came North, and hero you are where I didn't ex pect to see any one I'd ever seen before ex csptiugmy chum here—Clifford Nelson. How came you to drift so far away from where vou came first? "I'so been among the Philistines, Mas'r Harry, and ihey's plucked me clean as a whistle of all my savings. But the good Lord landed me here at last, so that that bressed angel"—pointing to Edith.—"might cheer up my ole heart a bit! I tell you, Mas'r Harry, her equal never trod shoe leather!" The old creature was so earnest that no one felt like laughing at her oddly-con structed senteuee, and tears rose instead of Fwiles to Harry ClemeatV eyes. The sight of the faithful servant had con jured memories from the past of dear faces who v.-ould never again bles3 his waking vision. Clifford's voice recalled him to himself. "Mothcv'll be expecting us, Harry. Come, Edith, put "on your toggery, and prepare to do the agreeable at home, for Daisy seems to be completely monopolized, and we'll have to depend on you for en tertainment. "Yes, missy, go now. Ole Sally'll live the rest of the day on what has happened a'ready. Good-by, and God bress you and Mas'r Harry too. Of course you'll come and see old mauma ogen." A sure as the sun rises you'll have a visit from me to-morrow. We innst have a talk over old times, you know," said Harry. So tho happy young people went away from the poor cottage to join the gay partj assembled at the Nelsons' homestead, and think yo'a not it added to their easniv through that whole day to recur in their thoughts to the brightness their visit had left within the heart of one of "God't Poor?'' I am sure it did. Another Juno came with its wealth of roses, and beneath a fragrant marriage bell stood a bridal couple. The solemn words which made them man and wife had pessed the minister's lips, and congratulations had been recaived from friends and ac quaintances. "How lovely Edith looks in her bridal veil and orange blossoms," said a young friend to Daisy, "and what a handsome bridegroom Mr. Clement makes. Where did Edith captivate such a splendid looking man? I always said sbe would be an old maid. Y'ou were the taking one of the two among gentlemen. Daisy, and yet Edie is the first one to marry. Daisy laughed—a low, contented sound it was, too. For she had her own happy secret hidden safe from curious eyes, and she knew it would not be long before a cunning little part onage was to receive its mistress. So she could bear teasing with equal iinity, "I really believe Edie charmed Harry's heart cut of bis bosom by—you'd never guess! ccohing an old woman's dinner! Did you &oi ice that nice colored auntie who helptd the ladies straighten their traps, and took care of the wraps in the dressing room? She was aekve in the element fam ly and was reduced to groat poverty after she came north. Edith found her out, and ministeied to her needs, and she was even cooking her Christmas dinner when she and Harry met." "I shall turn cook at once!" said May. "Then you can cater to Sydney's taste," answered Daisy, mischievously. "Hush!" said May, blushing vividly. "Here comes Sydney now." And so the river of life tuns on, bearing its freightage of human jojs and sorrows until ut last all reach the final port where there will be "neither marrying nor given in marriage," and where "all *tears shall be wiped away." "MlRCHLSti THROUUii UEOltUIA.' (•cncral Slicrmau'x Opinion of tho I'nntliar Tuue. Cuknown Liar of the Now Orlesus Times. General Sherman wept the other day. after hear.tig Matching through Cjeorgia" played at a banquet. neighbor, Gen eial Grant, asked him: "Wherefore dost thou weep?" The general answered: "I never was so all fired sorry that I marched throagh Georgia as I have been in the last fivo years. Georgia be darned. The people are good enough, but I'm listening to that tune for the 3,405.857th time. How would yoa like, Ulysses," he continued, "to hear that infernal melody over three million times? They have secked it to me from Maine to Texts, and from Florida to To ronto," and here he wept afresh. But General Grant ietly patted the little hero on the shoulder, and said: "Sherry, it is only one of the penalties of greatness. I suffer worse than you do—I've had seven million cigars given to me. because people think I like to smoke, 821 bull pups, and more horses than lean count. Sherry," continued the general, "whenever I see a horse, a cigar, a bull pup, I feel just as badly as you tto, but I never give way to my feelings. I—I sell 'eni." "Yes,"an swered Sherman, between his sobs, "you can sell cigars, bull pups, and horses, bnt I can't sell that d—d tune for five cents." actress ol Bernhardt's company, did not regard him as comic. iiteon the con trary, she fell in love with him, and he fell in love with her. However, this new recip procity of hearts was kept hidden until near the end of the jouney. Then it came out through Sudden Johnny carelessly kissing Colom bier too loud in a thin partitioned dressing room. The smack was beard by Bernhardt. I don't imagine that she cared much for Johnny, would htva missed him from the ranks of her favored ad mirers bnt it made her just as mad as she ceuld stick to lose him to Colombiei Now Colombier'3 beauty was marred by a deflection of her nose to one side. That's not much, for the chances are ten to one that the sides of your own face don't exactly agree. Try a glas3 critically, and see. Well, when Colcn.bier emerged from ber room with Johnny, to go on the stage, Sarah regarded her quizzically, and then mid something in French equivalent to: "Ah, my dear I fear yon kiss too much on one side of your mouth. It has really and truly bent your nose awry. Do let the Aher side have come of Jehan's attention. No more was mid. But that Johnny and Oolombier plotted a deep revenge is evi dent for the book appears in Paris with Ow name of Co! con bier instead of Bernhardt as avtLor, and smoug its numerous ridic ulous lies about Americans are some spiteful little flings at Samh. Thus Sad de» Johnny grtu ww. Bai Blana shot htmsalfaad wile la .-2» flS JJAKON ROTHSCll111). Xlio Letter Written liy Him In Defense o' tilt) JcWS, Baron Anselm von Rothschild,' of »•»». to TVf. Prediger Stoecker, of Berlin, the instiga or .uo .tuU-»cliiHiO lu CrcViiiauj. He says: You say farther that the Jews, out of in pr portion to their numbers, assisted by talent and capital, exercise a mighty influ ence in the community. I am really sur prised that this should surprise you. As if tnlo had not, from time immemorial, held ccepter. Would you rather that this world should be ruled by fcols than by wise men? And as far as tho disproportion of our numbers is concerned, we Jews cannot help but feel highly flattered if we possess more talent than our Gentile countrymen. And as for our power as capitalists, this is tbe result of our business genius and econo my. Why do not tho Chiis ins imitate ut? Do we hinder them from earning money or from saving it? The Jews should be more modest," you say. It is true that modeaty is most de sirable virtue, suited alike to Jew and Gen tile, but as Goethe has it, "Only scoundrels ore modest." Now, among In conclusion, if you will not admit ihat the Jews have any good qualities, you will at least not envy them for the little mcney they may possess. If in spite of their wealth they cannot prevent, in the year of 1881, the formation of an agititioii against them, what would become of them if tbe had no money? It is true the Jews pr" some value on wealth, and 1 muot say that I would rather be a rich Jew than po^i Christian. But then, are there not pooi Christi'tns who would rather be rich Jews? Even you, most reverend sir, might, per haps, be willing to change positions with me (and I flatter myself that "you would not make so bad ^bargain). For myself, Icm only say that if I were not Euthsohild, I should still be very far from wishing my self the Court Preacher Stoecker. Very respectfully, A. •"-•?•-v K- V""%A'''',""f ^9ft VIENNA November, 1831. To the Court Preacher, Stoackor: SiE-If I am corrcctly informed, your physicians onoe advised you to take plenty of exercise, and since thou you have been almost constantly employed inanti-Semitic movements. This matter really concerns me very little, for, thank God, Austria has not vet advanced so far on tbe path of in telligence and refinement as to possess a "Judenhotze," such as the eultivnted citv of Berlin can boast of. But still, I should lise to oall tho attention of your reverence to certain grave errors which have crept in. to your speech, recently delivered in the German Parliament. Yon said in that address, "Behind me stand the millions." You are mistaken the millions stand behind me, and if you doupt this you are respectfully invited to visit my counting house, where ample pi o:f shall bo given you. You contcnd that "the Jewish usurers have rained all classes of people." Now, pray toll me, my dear court preacher, who goes to tho Jewish usurer? Is it not those whose credit is exbaueted? And if their fellow-men will not tniit them any longer, are not they already ruined before ihtsy seek this last resort—the Jewish tisurer? This is only another of many rase where the Jew is made the scapegoat for the offtn ee of his neighbor. Jews there are so tew scoundrels, and then really it is much easier for a court preacher to be modest than for a Jew. If a court preacher dis plays that commendable virtue, bis flock will bow before him and exclaim: "So mighty and yet so modest." Let a Jew bo modest and he is kicked and spurned, and the mob say, "Served him right." You aver that the Jew in Lessing'a "Na than" is no Jew at oil, but a Christian. With the same right I might say tne Court Preacher Stoecker is no Christian, but an apostate Jew who has banded himself with some barbarous relio of the middle ages to proescute a miserable anti-Semitic agita tion. But I will not say this, as I would not desire to so grossly insult my co-relig ionists. Your friend Bachem is of the opinion that the people are backing him. I will ad mit that there is a peolc in his wake, but as a Germaa philosopher once said: "There are enough wretches in tbe world to back any bad cause." Your friend also indulges in the crushing accusation that the Jews are grain speculators. Now, do you know who was the first speculator in pnin? None other than the Jew, Joseph, in Egypt, although at that time there was no court preacher to discover any crime in hU ac tion, and the people were grateful to him. In one of your discourses you once ex claimed: "Look at Herr von BteicEroeder. He has more money than all the evangel ical preachers put together." Now, I ani sure that Harr von Bleichroeder has never «aid: "Look at Court Preacher Stoecker. He earns more money by a singlo sermon than a hundred Jewish firms do in a whole year." VOX ROTHSCBITiD. A Pen Picture of (initean. A Washington correspondent makes the following pen picture of Guiteau: "Guiteau face the spectators for four hours to-day and many of those present bad an opportunity to study bis face cate fully for the first time. A comparison of it with a photograph shows that since his incar ceration be has grown much more haggird, and bis faoe has wasted. It is a curious fact that the right half of it seems bettor developed than the other. Tbe forehead on the r.ght side is higher and sbnarer, the eye la larger and well shaped. On the left side the forehead seems to break down, the hair runs lower in some places, tbe eye is considerably smaller, and has eveua more deprived look than the other. His left eye is a striking feature. It is ill shaped, bloodshot, menac ing and ugly. His eyes look dark in the dim light of the court room, bat they are really of a hideous pale blue. His bead resembles a standing cube, the top of it be ing flat, tbe face and back of the h«ad hav ing a peculiar slant forward. Hi-t hair, short beard, and eyebrows, are of a dirty brown. His grin is one of the most repulsive things about the man. His lips scarcely move, and when they do theT merely make a slit across his white teeth, while the demoniac light comes into his eye, and the whefe of the ragged, repulsive faoe lights up. When tLis grin enlarges to a smirk, tbe assassin glances around to see whether the specta tors catch bis joke, and the picture is in tensified. It is a face in whioh the eye cannot find a redeeming feature anywhere. A CHURCH NESSiTlON. A Minister Intemap rd Willie at Prayer by the Attempt ofkii Div leed Wife to Drag hie IHtighter Auat a Few. While the congregation of the* Baptist church in Bodies, New York, were en gaged in prayer with their pastor, |aatbe fore preaching service, on a recent Sunday eyemag, they were atartlea from their de vout attitude by tbe shrill my of a child's voice exclaiming: "No. I can't go baek no. I (Ml go bftok. Pupa, help me!*1 The the Bit. H. C. Bates, recognized Personalities. Mr. \Vebb, the English cutler, has just died leaving a fortune nearly of $1,()00,T, and it is believed that a large part of it would never have accumulated but for th novel plan he bit upon for advertising. It was due to his own personal suggestion that the firm of which he was a member em barked upon a continuous and enormors advertising system in the days when han som eabs first came into use-. He bong) for a little money the right to display his advertisements oa the splash boards of the cabs, and the name of Mappin Webb for along period was as familiar to the eyes ot Londoners as the two-wheelers themsolvfp. Four or five hundred of these cabs, with the firm name upon them in fadad letter?, are still running. Mrs. Mnnzal, an English woman, refined Ms deaghtei's. He steaptly a his prayer and started dowa the By this tiaie the whole eaagrrgatkm 1' *r*4« -vuth her bauds ou her little daughter, n«ed "loven, trying to drag :r out of the pow. Mr. Bates pushed the woman aside, and, faking his child by tho hand, led het into tho pulpit and placed ber in a chair, at tlio ame time begging Mrs. Bates to bo quiet and leave the church. The excited wo man, however, rushed toward the pulpit and spi'ang at Mr. Bates, seized his sermon and other papors in his hand and attempt ed to strike him. He called oh a constable who was present to arrest her, warning him that she might be armed, as she had threat ened to kill him. Tbe officer sent for hand-t cuffs. Mr. Bales was granted an absolute divorce from his wife January 17, 1880, and was awarded the custody of tho childion, Mrs. Bates lives in Chicago, but came east for the purpose of obtaining possession of the children. On tho night of the disturb-j ance she and Mrs. Sands procured a car-» ringe and drove by the parsonage, expect^ ing to see the children there, but the hour for service having arrived the family were gone. Then they drove over to the church and engaged ajmnn to hold the hone while they went in. Mr. Bates claims that when she had the children with her in Chicago, she was bringing them tip to vicious ways. She seems to be a very violent woman, and Mr. Baios apprehends much trouble from her The affair has caused umsh, talk in the community, \)ut public sym pathy is with Mr. ites. 1 Mr. Paul Bert, the thorough radical, whose appointment to tbe ministry of wor ship and public instruction has raised such a storm in France,might be easily mistakeu for a Protestant divine. His clean-shaven fa e, long black hair, and the austere sin pliGity of his attire would almost warrant the delusion. As a man of science Mr. Paul Bert's versatility is truely remarkable. Law, medicine, physiology, and tho sciences generally are open bcoks to the' new minister, who, during the whole of his career, has exhibited a Z3ul and persever ance in the pursuit and promotion of knowledge rarely found in the most hard working professor. The reward of his ac tive life reaches him at the age of forty eight. On her death-bed at Santa Barbara, Cal., twenty years ago, Mrs. Blanco gave $20. 000 in trust to her mo&t intimate frier d, Mrs. Del Valle, charging her solemnly to keep its possossion a secret until Marie Blanco, then a baby,' became twenty-one. Mrs. Bianco had no faith in blanks or wills, and died satisfied that hor daughter would receive the treasure, which was in tbe form of diamonds. Miss Blanco was recently married on her twenty-first birthday, and among tho wedding presents were the jewls. Mrs. Del Valle had kept the secret from even her husband. The law office of Jndah P. JSenjamin, in London, is a shabby back rooft, furnished with two chairs, a table, a few must.v law joks and an army of ink bottles. His aferk's room adjoining, though plain, is nrnished with princely splendjr in com parison with the den of the great barrister, Queen's counsel, and one isithe wealthiest ipraetitioners in England, ue gives away •jreat sums in charity, while his personal sspensea are almost nothing. Mrs. Georcc Evans, widow of the late Hon. George Evans, once a famous United States senator from Maine, resides in Au gusta. Among the valuable mementoes of the past which sbe has in ber bouse is an autograph album, which was filled when Mrs. Evans resided in Washington, con taining tbe names of distinguished gentle men who were associited with her husband in the councils of the nation and others. In it are to be found the autographs of Johu Qoincy Adams, Washington Irving, Willinm Pre&cott, Martin Van Buren, Daniel Web ster, John C. Calhoun, David Crockett, Charles Dickens and others. Nearly all have written a sentiment or an expression of thought Tbe page written by Davy Crockett contains several misspelled words. The Malley boys' life in the New Haven jail is not as prosaic as that of persons awaiting trial for murder. They occupy two cells in common, one as a sleeping apartment and the other as a sitting-room. Both rooms have been handsomely and tastefully fitted up and adorned. They art carpeted in ricb colois, and in their sitting room cell, besides low camp stools, thrie are two small stands on whioh are trinkets ornaments, and toilet articles. On the wall bangs a water-color sketch of the Saven Rock inlet, where Jennie Cramer's bodj was found. Lr lived four years in Portland, Or \, and that time has managed to acquire a gr at deal of knowledge about the private live-* of Portland people. Lately a fortune teller, calling heiaelf Mme. Lourmande, put ou* a sign in tbe city, and was soon doing an enormous business, because, thougn |i. fessedly a stranger, she was able to sur prise ber eallors with remarks about their private affairs. This went on until some body discovered that she was none othe than Mrs. Mauzal, transformed into an ol" French hag by menus of a wig. painted wrinkles, the removal of (ilw teeth, and a foreign accent. The BarjniCM Bnrdett-Ceutt* Bartlett. A correspondent of the Hartford Even* ing Poet was not long ago present at a gar den party given by the Baroness Bardett* Coutts. She mys "Down the pathway walked a tall, graceful lady, dressed in a aoft, twilled silk, with delicately shaded flowers sprinkled over its White ground. On ber shonlders she wore a white Canton crap* shawl, folded fqu«re like a fichu, and over her brown hair, in which no gny was visible, was a tiny bonnet of white lace and lilac ribbon—a charming toilet, very becom ing to a charming woman, the Baroness Bordett-Coutts. She stepped forward, in troducing herself to the guests, inquiring their names, aad in turn presenting them 10 her husband. With her great influence ana wealth, ber manner is easy,, unpretentious .n* unassuming as a child's can be, and yet ber gracious, quiet sympathy is so finely ex pwisfld within hci sphsra thtit it is lim£ th® delicate perfume of a flower. She has a face, with a slightly visiotary, ex pression. combined with a look of aristo eratie breeding and culture. In everything but years she baa fhe advantage of her yon&tal hashand. He might have searched the wwM over aad not found a more inter eating woman or more lovely nature than of the Baw*— Ru^tt. C*utts.' At OMW on the 24th of dowa the Marshall the shaft ouss of the HOUSE AND FARM. Farming Brevities. Mr.L. D. Glenson, Reedsburg, Wis., has ^gathered this fall fifty bushels of black walnuts from a number of trees planted on his farm ten years ago. Part of the crop found ready market lor seed. Catarrh is of .various kinds. The ordi nary disease, which is merely a tempo rary inflammation and irritation of the mucons membrane arising from a cold, is not contagious and may be easily cured. But there is a chronic state of this dis order which is difficult to cure, and which is certainly contagious. It has. some points of resemblance to the dls ease known as glanders, and eventually runs- into consumption of the lungs as this does, as well as fatal blood-poi soning. Mr. B. F. Johnson, who has carefully investigated the question of sweets from Northern cane gives, in the Prnine Farmer, a good summoning up of the outlook which he says is encouraging enough to warrant the belief that for a certain belt of country, not now easy to define, the manufacture ofaugar and syrup from sorghum will,in time grow into great industry. The American Cultivator remarks that lice on hogs or pi»s are generally an indication that the animals are not in a healthy, thrifty condition. The lice can easily be killed by washing the ani mals thoroughly with strong, warm soap suds, to which carbolic acid has been added in the proportion of two ounces of the strongest solution of crystals to a gallon of water or suds. A single appli cation will generally prove effective, but if not, repeat in one week. A heifer, after her first calf, sometimes fails to breed again for some months, and some, although in breeding con dition, exhibit veiy obscure indications of it. which are thus unobserved. In the former case five grains of powdered Spanish fly may be given daily for a veek and repeated after an interval of two or three weeks. In the latter case the heifer should run with a bull and a close watch should be kept upon her. If she has been in company with a bull at any time she may be in calf and the fact be unknown. This should be looked to before the medicine is given, or it may do mischief. Oomeatio Cookery. Two pounds of beef, one pound of suet Five pounds apples chopped add to it Tfcree pounds of raisins currants two Tbree-qoarter pound of citron new Two tablespooufuls pure of mace The same of cinnamon you place Allspice and cloves, and salt once round One teaspoonful nutmeg ground Of sugar brown five bait pounds true, Brown sherry pure one quart will do And oae pint Waudy, best. Now we Have gbt our mince pie recipe. —A Boston Paper. OATCAKES.—In making oat cakes it is best only to mix sufficient oatmeal and water for making them one at a time, as the paste so quickly dries. Moisten a couple of tablespoonfuls of oatmeal, in which lias oeen mixed a pinch of salt, with a little cold water to the consist ency of dough, knead it a little, and roll it out as thin as possible on a pasteboard sprinkling meal plentifully above and below it. At once remove it with as ice to the bakestone, which should be al ready heated, and over a clear fire bake it on both sideB, turning it with a slice carefully to prevent it from cracking. When first done they are'quite soft, but as each is baked it should be removed to a disli standing in front of the fire, where it will qbickly become hard and crisp. STUFFED BEEFSTEAK.—'Take a cutting of round steak, pound it well, season with salt and pepper, then spread over it a nice dressing of bread crumbs seasoned with thyme and paraley, sage and pep per, roll up and tie closely, pat in a kettle with a quart of boiling water and boil slowly an hour then put it in the drip ping pan with the water in whioh it was boiled and bake till it is a nice brown, basting it frequently. Make gravy of the drippings. An inferior piece of meat cooked after this method may be made very savory and palatable. SHORTENING.—The fat bits of beef, mut ton and pork carefully saved .every day and tried out make an excelleatsubstitnte for lard and butter in cooking. A thrifty English butcher once said to hts "boy," "Thomas, please pick up that nice bit of mutton fat Irom the floor,the- sbeep stooped a great many times before he picked it up."—From E. S. R. Poultry-yard Error®. Many errors are1 liable to occur with beginners Bt poultry, for even the- veter ans are not free from* mistaken ai times. In selecting the breed a large majority pay greater regard to color and shape than to more desirable qualities. It is well to know that the characteristics of tbe breeds should be understood if no mistakes are to occur. Bat, after a breeder has become perfectly familiar with all that pertains to hi* choice of fowls,the common routine- of the poultry yard next requires attention. The times of feeding snoald be regular, certain hoots being fixed upon for that purpose, but there are very few who systematical ly feed their fowls. Water should be kept in the presence of poultry at all times, and it should not only be clean and pare, bat fresh, and yet this im portant matter is over-looked by many. Warmth in winter is very essential to laying, being as important as a full supply of feed, but every fowl house is not warm and comfortable. The pre vention of dampness in the bouse avoids roup, which is a terrible scourge in a Sock, but the small leaks here ana there are not regarded as dangerous matters by the average breeders. Even the height of the roosts aad the construc tion of nests have more or less tendency to affect the profits from poultry than many mav suppose, for high rooetscause deformed feet, and poor nests will not be occupied by the hens if they can get better places in which to lay. These things are seemingly small matters, which are usually overlooked, but they are im portant to success. Why poultry should be expected to prove profitable with out care more than other slock is what we do not understand, and the fact that a profit is derived from a flock that has been overlooked is strong proof that poultry raising can be made to pay well when conduc ed by thoughtful, "atten tive persons. It is tbe small matters that sitould receive tbe meat careful at tentioa, as the observance of method and a system is sure to prove ben4dai -t all Umes.—Farm aad Garden. Carta* Cheese. VIMMB *L The curing of develop aot Wgy** '-rrmym If 1 C«Mvi^ only flavor but texture and digestibility. As a rule, no American cheese is well cured, and this is for want of suitable curing houses. Dr. B. Iteynods, of Livermoie Falls. Me., remarss upon this subject as follows "Increased attention needs to be given by cheese-makers to this matter of cur ing cheese. Cheese factories should be provided with suitable curing rooms, where a uniform temperature of tb^/e quired degree can be maintained to gether with a suitable degree of mois ture and sufficient supply o: fresh air. The expense required to provide a suit able curing-room would be small com pared to the increased value of the cheese product thereby secured. Small dairymen and farmers, having only a .few cows, labor under some difficulties in the way of providing a suitable cur ing room lor their cheese. Yet if they have a clear idea of what a curing room should Le, they will generally be able to provide something which will ap proximate to what is needed. Good cur ing roomsare absolutely needed in order to enable,our cheese- makers to produce a really fine article of cheese. The nicer the quality of cheese produced the higher the price it will bring, and the more desirable will it become as an arti cle of food. "In the curing of cheese certain requi sites indispensable in order to attain the best results. Free exposure to air is one requisite for the development of flavor. Curd sealed up in an air-tight vessel and kept at the proper tempera ture/readily breaks down intD a soit, rich, ripe cheese, but it has none of the flavor so much esteemed in a good cbeeBe. Exposure to the oxygen of the air develops flavor. The cheese during the process ot curing takes- in oxygen and gives off carbonic acid gas. This fact was proved by Dr. £. E. Bdbcock, of Cornell University, who by analyzing the air passing over cheese while curing, found that the cheese was constantly taking in oxygen and giving ofl carbonic acid gas. The development of flavor can be hastened by subjecting the cheese to a strong current of air. the flavor is developed by the process of ox idation. If tbe cheese is kept in too close air during the process of curing,' it will be likely to be deficient in fiavot." Proper ventilation seems to be wholly ignored in American curing houses, hut especially looked after by foreign cheesemakers,. especially in the curing of fine cheese. liong Calls. It is not always wise to make a rule that no one is to be admitted during the evening: On the contrary, a guest may be heartily be welcomed, if it is known at the ouset that he has come in forashort time that he is cheerful, and friendly, and amusing,and, in short, worth listen ing to and entertaining. But tbe illy* concealed gloom that settles down upon one tired face from another, while the clock strikes the succeeding half hours, and ench member of the family in turn comes despairingly to the rescue of the faltering conversation is a de plorable thing. For half an hoar he could have felt sure of welcome in that time he certainly could have said and done all that was worth doing, and have been asked to stay longer, or to come again soon, when he took leave. There is no greater compliment and tribute to one's integrity than to be fairly entreat ed to eit down for ten minutes longer. Of course we treat each other civilly in an evening visit,, but it is a great deal better to come away too soon than to stay too late.—January Atlantic- Be Mighty Patient With Children. Parents and teachers ought to be mighty patient with children. Sjute have more capacity and some more mem ory. Some are slow and somearequick. It is not the smartest child that the smartest man or woman. It is a powerlul strain on-some of 'em to keep up, and the dull ones oughn't to be crowded until they hatobowks, and dread the time of going to school. Home folks send their children to school to get rid of 'em, but my opinion is th* parents ought to help the teaeher every night. It shows the children- how muoh inter est they feel in their education. It is a sign of a good teacher-when the^ children get ambitious to keep up and get head marks, and bring their books borne at night, and want to go to school if it is raining a little. Whip 'em up-and let 'em go. There is nothing that demolishes a schoal-boy like staying home evetv f»w days alftl getting behind the- cla?s. We osed to walk three miles-to'School, and we never minded it at all. It was a frolic all the wav there and all the way. backhand we did have tho best dsnner in tbe world. Dalnionico never has good thiagi us our mother used to. fist up for us» It seems to me so now. A child's life is full of roman« and fun—the best sort of fun, A child dreams are splendid, bat we don dream, now, hardly ever. I used to read Robinson Crusoe and dream it all over again. How I did long to be shipwrecked on an island and raise monkeys ana gaata and parrots. Slow children are generally sure chil dren, but they don't show off mach. Panml Wehater was most always foot in bis elass, bat when he learned anything he never forgot rt. Some boys are rild and restless and have no love for books, but they oughn to be given op or hacked or abased continually, if thev have of •dollar from another boy at school and tnat followed him tows £?7e»v5e 804 be a great man and seMt^r-nJ6*™ and was a ^!^torl antl. °n« .dsy when he made a wech against the corruption of denoanced their stealing and plundering by wholesale u?8 °PP?n?nte replied bv saying nreiJSSJ nr® r!h* «en«®«nMi that fha^ufhfitLSk0"^1^ ?hoaW come into the pnlpitwith elean hands—that Ben. "He that wooldieS a f''1 (paid steal a bi*rger thine and he |8J». boy«. remember and keep your Sftt *olk« willforgive miachief other things, bnt tbev forgive meannem-—BiUArp. J®J«T.HeA,sscrstery ofthaMnnesol WaM by the hers aadar him with sane oa Christ i* eceasloo was a mv SL SSS AU the want* .eottCjeaUal elgculais _af the dt- Mr.