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
"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
"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
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
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
*"Ba» it isn't half large enough for our
fiunitr. It won't go more than a third
"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
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."
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
"Yon didn't mind being a slave, did you,
"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
"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
"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!"
"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
you, Mr. Clement," and she put out her
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
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
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
"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."
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
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
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
"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
"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
"MlRCHLSti THROUUii UEOltUIA.'
(•cncral Slicrmau'x Opinion of tho I'nntliar
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
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
flS JJAKON ROTHSCll111).
Xlio Letter Written liy Him In Defense o'
Baron Anselm von Rothschild,' of
»•»». to TVf.
Prediger Stoecker, of Berlin, the instiga or
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.
•"-•?•-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
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
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
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
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
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,
Ms deaghtei's. He steaptly
a his prayer and started dowa the
By this tiaie the whole eaagrrgatkm
-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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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,
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,
tive persons. It is tbe small matters
that sitould receive tbe meat careful at
tentioa, as the observance of method
system is sure to prove ben4dai
-t all Umes.—Farm aad Garden.
The curing of develop aot
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.
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
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
•dollar from another boy
at school and tnat followed him tows
be a great man and
seMt^r-nJ6*™ and was a
°n« .dsy when he made a
wech against the corruption of
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
WaM by the hers aadar him with
sane oa Christ
i* eceasloo was a mv
want* .eottCjeaUal elgculais _af the dt-
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