Newspaper Page Text
cj ( 1 On tn aid notind. My truaty, ll-bilovtJ friend, L4e parted uot to meet again; O j! obi)-, fare sell words wwj Mid, VN filu Ur to i elcqaent, uutLed, Within our routing eyes; 1 kept uiy recret to the tud, Nor breathed a whisper of the pain I beer with me to other slit. .It is not meet that I ihoald stay To troab.e thine assured ooutent With , iM'iB thongbt of how I fere Nnee softest f outstep every wbtre Sieve oloe bi-eide tbiue own: Nor v I tnee with mine altered way, Btne .weetrr, fonder lore hath lent Thy life e glad song deeper tone. Nay, if I kept mine olden place, And llred mine olden life nith thee, Thia faithful heart, that many yearn Hath abared alike tby entile and teari, Might lorn a borcer l eal. Hince tbou bast wou the peerleee faoe Whose beanty waa denied to me, Yet bath my love, long given, complete. I lovtd her. friend, aa few men love! Lo! I will spesk the troth to-night, Tboa art not here to foe! my pain. Hi "ih oanst not eee the blinding rain Of my unwonted Kara: Those ailmt wiluecBec that prove How lovii doth master manhood quite, youth-time, and in eober yeari. I loved her from the rery first, Ou that fresh English April day, When all the hedgerows were ablow. The copies wbit with wind-flown' snow, Th gay lambs on the lea, The May-thorn bnds about to bnrst, And she oame down the grassy way: That M ion changed the world for me. As then I raw, I see her now, Tomb's light upon her perfect faoe, 1 eee her smile, untouehod bv care, Tbe sunbeams chining on ber hair, The e.weetuen of her eya, The pureniax of her thoughtful brow: The picluie is so full of grace, 1 dial) uot lore it till I die. It Trill not wrotjg thee, oh, my friend If by tbo side at nigWt Thst ',m. soft vision dotb arise Of cm Inn lips and tender eyes That never could be mine: I kept my aeoret to tbe end, I bid my sorrow out of sight, And now my one beloved is thine . Thine Is she, heanMfnl and trne As any oreatnrc Ood bath made; Tbe deep red rose of her pure heart She freely gave thee for thy part, I had bar friendship sweet; Take tbou the rose, it is tby dne, Tike tbou the sunshine, I the shade, Fate giveih us what thinga are meet, I shall not see the April bloom In bonny English lanes again; I chall not see my native land, Nor olasp again thy faithful band, My friend of long ago I Yet shall I live In tby aweot home, Wliiio It. mis that know not my heart's pain: Love me in time of eun and snow. And in lbe quiot tender talks That pass between thy wife and thee, In sacred, sweet, domestic hours, Among the singing birds and flowers, And all loo's homely store, Dear lips will speak of one whe walks The borders of a farther sea, And is alone f on evermore. I as) asutant - content, my friend w 'ii lone t.to sunshine from my way, Bo th.it it bright ih.i glad thy lot. HSjfrAnd I ere- God known I murmur not: I f i; nth a r ri .1 life, Vbidi ctretcbes onward to the and, la solom;i shadoof .twilight gray, Till death cries peace to silent strife! FUR THE FARMER'S HOUSEHOLD. UnifHt Noles. FrtiiiD Livitn. Pou Miiughot water over it and slice thin. Seasuu .'ell with pepper and Bait and broi) over a c!ear lire ; rub cold butter on it and serve ho., witli suiall slices of fat bacon. Quick Mcffins. Two teacupfula of buttermilk, one teaoupful of cream or three tablespoonfuls of melted butter, four eggs, a teaepoonful of Bait, and half a toaspoonful of cooking soda. -Thieken with flour to the consiste-noy of w. ftl- batter ay alight qunrt, or there about : n o ok with any experience can easily judge. Pour the batter in greased muffin rings or small patty pans, and bake quickly. These muffins are very nioe, and easily made. Cor . it Mi dicinr. Take throe tahlo spooufuls of whole flax seod; put in an earthen vessel or pitcher; pour on a quart of boiling water; let it stand by the fire fur an hour, then add the juice of four large lemons, half tcaonp pure honey, one lar,e stick of lioorioe broken in bits, one stick of rook candy pounded fine; stir often, and when lioorice and oaudy dissolve, atir. If too thick and jelly like add more boiling water; some poople like it to jelly. Take a good drink of this whenever yon feel inclined to oough; it is beat drank cold, as it will not induce perspiration. This can be drank by any one, yonng or old. To Ctmi Hams, This receipt is fifty years old, md is very good. To each iity pCunds of green meat make a je of one fourth of a pound of brown aa dessert spoonful of ground Jhis well by baud into the joarso salt cover the tSLt to hlf an inch; ill half an inch el is full; i fonr .n In Itsnri. The beat remedy for colic ia to see that it is not brought on by overfeeding or giving drink when the horse ia warm. In tbe former case give a heaped tea- spoonful of aaleratus in a pint of warm water, and in the latter case give an ounce of landannm administered in the same way, and if not relieved in fifteen or twenty minutee, repeat tbo dose. Landannm is a sure enre in any case of colic, if administered in time, atd should always be kept on hand by those owning horses. hltkrn on Ibr r'uriu. The farmer builds expensive houses lor his horses, hogs, cattle and sheep, and feeds them npon the richest produce of his broad acres without stint; but if his wife, son or daughter has the enter prise to keep a few fowls, they are grudgingly given Borne old shed or the boughs of some tree, nnd they go with out food or drink except that which their own industry provides, and, if hnnger drives them to the garden in search of food, they are met with a tornado of sticks, stones and clods; and yet these same fowls ure expected to supply the farmer's table with eggs, nnd if they fail to do it, it is claimed that fowls are not profitable, and uo matter when the hen dies, she owes her owner a quarter. .Mnnngrincnt of n ( alt. A horse can be broken to stand for one to get into the carriage in this way : Pint and always be gentle. Only nervous, exoitable horses have suoh tricks, and whipping makes them crazy. Harness the horse, but at first leave the carriage in the barn. Tie a cord around one fore foot, paBs the other end over tho glrtb. Take up the foot first with your hand, but once up hold it there with the cord; then drop the foot and lead him a few steps, and at the word 'whoa,' stop him; at the same time draw up the foot with the cord. In a short time you can walk behind him, driving by the reins, and bring him to a staud by the word and the cord. Now bitch him to a strong wagon, and hold up the foot by the cord ; or bitter, if you have a man with vouat first, let him hold np the foot wLiieyou i get into the wagon and draw up on tbe cord. When you are ready to start, slacken the cord and drive on, holding it all the time in your hand. He will soon learn that you are his superior. A horse disposed to rear or kiok can (if a yonng horse) be broken by tying the cord to a hind foot and passing it over the girth, tying tbe other end around the under jaw (it should never be drawn tight around the foot or jaw), giving just length enough for the horse to take a reasonable step. I have broken the worst kicker I ever saw in this way. To Handle the Hog for Fine Pork. To those uninitiated in the manage ment of pork, a few words on that sub ject will now be in order. It has been found that the flesh of auimala killed in tho latter part of the night will keep much longer than when killed in the day time. The reason why this is so is that exercise draws the blood to the extremi ties and distributes it in its then heated condition through all its veins. After rest it gradually returns to the vitals and circulates more sluggishly. It follows, therefore, that if the animal is then killed, tbe arteries and large veins being cut, the blood is at once emptied. But if killed while the blood is at the surface, distributed through all the email veins, it will not be discharged; and as blood corrupts sooner than flesh, the latter is more apt to spoil. Hence the flesh of aui iiaJs that have been highly heated or hard driven will scarcely keep at all. The hogs, being killed aud properly cleaned, should bo allowed to hang from twenty -four to thirty six hours, accord ing to size, aud in as cool a temperature, short of freezing, as possible, in order that all animal heat may esoape. Then separate tbe head from the body by first making n clean cut just behind the ears all around and clean to tbe bone, when by a dexterous twist it will be brought away at the socket-joint between it and the neok. With a keen knife then out a straight line own and along each side of the back bone, from one end of the hog to the other, and with a cleaver or saw separate it from the ribs on either side, and you have tho hog in halvos. -Pull out the leaf-fat and so proceed un til the entire lot is so treated. Now lay ing a side of the hog on a firm bench or block, cut the legs off with a cleaver just above the hook ami knee joints. Out the hams and shoulders the desired shape, trimming thorn of all ragged flesh and fat, and leaving the sides in one or two pieces, as may be preferred, after having taken out the ribs and divesting them of their irregular edges, which latter, together with all other rcraps and trimmings, should be converted into sausage, the upper half of the head to be boiled and the flesh part made into soused ohcese, and the feet into souse the upper half of tho head to be divided from the jowl or lower half by drawing a line from the corner of the mouth with tbe knife down to the bone, and cutting throngh the lat er with a cleaver. Bo proceed until the whole lot is thus dis posed of. Profitable State Investment. ebt of Illinois has been reduced if), and will be extinguished, u, within a year by the pay- state of the dues of tbe k railroad. The railroad .irfeot bonanza to the .bill for the creation tore the Illinois Leg- . glass affixed a pro had of paying taxes thereof Roven per ipts every year. fhe state from the fly increasing, and 'nt the state debt, ait will be within iTjad will .nthc kT A FABLE. The llxndkrrthlfl and Fan. A dainty handkerchief and a Japan ese fan, the handkerchief carelessly thrust through the fan's sticks, were lying ons chair. 'Well,' said the handkerchief, 'how do you like this ? We have hsd enough sea air, at any rate, left out all night on this damp piazza. It is ontrsgeous. I look like an old rag. ' 'It is careless of her,' snswered the fan. 'I feel very rheumatic, and I am snre my stickd are spoiled.' 'Spoiled I I should think sol' snap ped the handkerchief; 'all the varnish is coming off on me. I shall never be fit to be seen again, and I hate rag-bags.' 'It is better than ash-boxes,' said the fan, drearily; 'that is where I will be thrown at last. It is awful I snch dirty people piok one np,' 'Well, it is nicer to bo picked up by a pleasant persou,' said the handker chief. 'That Mr. Cartiight, now. He always picks me up so carefully when our lady lets me fall. I like him.' 'Tea, I know,' said the fan; 'but why does she let us fall so often ? I wonder if ladies always jump np without look ing what they have ? It seems so. Up they get, down roll dozens of things, aud off go the gentlemen to pick tbem up. They swear over it, too, some times, when they roll far. Ho a ball of worsted told me,' 'Oh 1 ladies never think; it isn't ex pected,' said the handkerchief, shortly. 'They are supposed to look pretty; that's all. Dress does a groat deal toward po sition. Our lady was very careful about her toilettes for coming here. She has handkerchiefs to match every dress. She oame to get into sooiety, you know. ' 'Did she?' said the fan, curiously. 'What docs that mean ?' 'Well, really," answered the handker ohief, contemptuously; 'you seem to know very ltttle of the world; but I sup posequite simple-minded people live in Japan.' 'Japan,' laughed the fan; 'I never saw the plaoe Most of us are mode in Amer ica aud perfumed. It does just as well. But, never mind that. Tell me about sooiety. What must one do to get there? Is it a place ?' 'A plaoe ?' laughed the handkerchief, in her turn. 'I should think not, in deed. Society is people. Not every body; but the people.' 'What sort are they ?' asked the fan 'handsome I' 'Well, not always, sometimes.' 'Clever?' 'No, not always; sometimes.' 'Good people, perhaps ?' 'I am afraid not always.' 'Rich?' 'Often, but not always; our lady is rich enough, you know; her father made it in a glue factory.' 'Well, what sort of people is Bociety, then ?' said the fan. 'Oh, peoplo of family. The Walling fords and the Shushans and the Got tarda in our town. They are society. Blood, you know.' 'I don't know anything of the kind,' answered the fan, sturdily. 'I have heard that Mr. Wallingford's grand father kept a grogshop, and that Mr. Gottard's mother mode flowers for a living before she was married. Is that all sooiety ia ?' You don't understand,' said the hand kerchief, crossly; 'you are rather stup id You can tell sooiety people in a minute; they have an air. They come into a room as if tbey owned everything in it; and so they do. Plenty of people bow down to them.' 'Ah I now you begin to talk,' said the fan. 'I am not so stupid; you did not tell mo properly before. I see now; I see now. It is pus h which makes society; smiling and bending, but pushing along all the same, never minding snubs and sliding into place after all. I have Been people get through crowds that way; it is the same sort of thing. A smile and by-your-leave here, and a gruff pnsh there, and a stiff beg pardon another time, but always getting through. Be fore people know it sometimes, there you aro in front of them. They almost wonder how you got there. Push, smile, push, and on you go; all' 'Dear mo,' interrupted the handker chief, 'there comes our lady and with Mr. Gottard, for all the world. How did she get to know him V 'Why,' said the fan, slily, 'he talked to ber all last evening, very close, in this very spot were yon aBleep why didn't you tell me he was society '!' 'Ii was so dark,' murmured the hand kerchief, rat nor ashamed. 'One oan't tell sooiety people in the dark.' 'Oh ! here it is,' said a bright, fresh young voioe. 'I am so glad. Dear old fan ; I would not lose it for the world; now' w 'Nor would I have you,' answered Mr, Gottard, very softly. 'It reminds me of one of the pleasantest evenings I ever spent.' 'Oh 1 oh I' whispered the fan to the handkerohief; 'she is in ttooitty.' Phila. Press. A Ycry Singular Death. John H. Russell, an old resident and formerly a fruit dealer at Astoria, Ore gon, wbb in Hili's saloon when Harry White, commonly known as 'Big Hank,' a man weighing about 200 pounds, dropped a half dollar on the floor in front of the bar. Placing his foot on tho half dollar he told Russell he would treat if he would remove his foot and gettheooin. Mr. Russell assumed a sitting position on the floor and grasped Hank's leg, twisting it in suoh a way that Hank fell on top of Russell, who is a small man of little more than 100 pounds weight. Ou Hank arising, it was found that Russell oould not move, and from that, time until his deatb, which occurred about sight hours after 'he fall, though perfectly ooosoious to the last, he had do feeling in auy part of his body below the neok. The Injury to his spine oompletely paralysed all bis limbs ah 1 body. FACTS AM) FANCIES. What is always in fashion? The let ter F. It is weak and vicious people who cast the blame on fate. Promising it as eavy as lying, and the world ii full of promising people. A sweet temper is to tbe bouaehold what sunshine is to trees and flowers. An old adage revised to s jit the times i Borne men are born rich and others in Ohio. No one has any right to be cheerful who does not do something to make oth ers so. When you wake up at night and bear the baby orving, look out for danger for there is a rook ahead. A philosopher remarks that it is al ways safer to quarrel with temptation than to debate with prudence. There are two things to which we nev er grow accustomed the ravages of time and the injustice of our fellow-men. When he sigha for her, and she sighs fo him, the sighin's of the times may be considered auspicious for a wedding. Tbe most afflicted part of a house is tbo window. It is always full of panes and who has not seen more than one window blind! The present higu price of cabbage is owing to tho competition between the sourkront maker and the manufactur ers of cheap cigars. A yonng man who sneers at a girl's falso teeth hasn't a well balanced head . Let him marry a girl who has toothache and neuralgia, aud he will see where he was lame. An uukuown man, killed by tbe cars in Connecticut on Baturday, had in his pockets sixty cents and a pair of scis sors, indioating that he was conncoted with jonrnalism. The Pittsburg Dispatch says that George Washington never sat in a friend's office with his feet on tbe win dow sill, whistling 'Grandfather's deck' against the edge of a card. Tlio best receipt for going through life in an exquisite way, with beautiful manners, is to feel that everybody, no matter how rich or bow poor, needs all the kindness they can get from others in this world. 'Men often jump at conclusions,' says the proverb. So do dogs. One recently jumped at the conclusion of a oat, which was sticking through tbe opening of a part'y closed door, and it created a great disturbance. Mother newly bereaved of a baby, to surviving child, aged six 'Tommy's an augel now, Marj.' 'Like the angels in my picture book, mamma?' 'Yes, dear.' 'With white wings, too?' 'Yes, dear.' 'Hub he got fleas in tbem, like pigeons? 'You have net given me my change,' said the gentleman to the saloon-keeper. 'I gave you a flvo-dollar bill, you know.' 'Shange, shangtV was tho astonished reply. 'Vot you mean? Vasn'tyou a gaadidate; don't it? Vy you musht be a sdranger!' She never will orown with her earned love Tbe life of eomo honest loving man, For she kindled tbe flic in tbe kitchen ttove, With the ligbtecme tilt of tbe kerosene can. And he his work has been laid away Almost before it was well begun, For be didn't know, they beard bim say, There waa any load iu tbt empty gun. 'How admirable,' says Oilino, 'some wtrdcj describe tho objects to which they are applied 1 There's tho word orange, for instance. Now an orange is orange iu color, it has the form of an orange, tho taste of an orange ; nay it is really and truly an orange, as the name would lead you to expect.' A child's hair has turned from dark auburn to snow white, in Ole.tn, N. Y. A few weeks ago the little girl, who is nine years old, saw two or three drunk en men in the street and was terribly frightened. She cried for three hours, and her paroxysms of grief were well nigh uncontrollable. Soon afterward her hair began to turn gray, and now it in white. The katydid does all her singing with her legs. Now if the young man who sits behind you at the oonoert and hums the tenor softly were compelled to do all his singing by rubbing the soles of his feet together, how happy you would be. Aud he? Ob, he would sing about as well as he doen now, and the musical world wouldn't miss him at all . When ladies participate in fairs, in most plaoes, they make fancy articles to be sold; but the friends of the aristo cratic Seventh regiment, in New York , in order to contribute articles to be sold for the boueflt of the new armoiy, went among the storekeepers with whom they aro in the habit of dealing, and solicited handsome artieles, which the unhappy dealers felt obliged to contribute for fear of losing valuable oustomers; all of which savors of wliat is vulgarly called blackmail. A passenger in a street oar yesterday, who bad been skipped by the conduotor, called him bank to get his fare, and, just as everybody was settling down to the oomfortable thought that the world is better than it seems, a oynio upset the whole thing by remarking witb a sneer: 'Cheap way to get np a reputation for honesty.' And the passengers immedi ately glared at the man as suspiciously as if he was a noted safe-blower or bur glar. Blame these oynios I They take all of the sunshine out of life. A good story is told of Colonel G , a prominent lawyer of Now York. A party of gentlemen were playing poker, when a tenifio storm arose; tbe lightning rlayed as familiarly about the house as a duok paddles in a frog pond, and crash after orash of thunder rent the air. Immediately after a ter rifle orash, Col. G. arose, threw down his baud, put on hif overooat, and said : 'I oan't Btand Mite, gentlemen; I must leave yon.' 'What for?' 'If tbe lightning strikes ibis building, aud kills ns all, I'm darned if I want tbe Angel Gabriel to find me with a bobtail flush.' Items for the Ladle. Tigerakin muff are a recent novelty. OLiDobilla is the favorite fur for chil dren and blondes thia aeason. New sashes have plain end. The em broidered, fringed or lac ; ornamented ends ere out of fashion. All furry-looking hats and bonnets, such as tboso made of beaver, sro fash ionable in brown, gray and black. Pure white trimmings are again used on black bonnets; for instance, a block velvet bonnet will be trimmed with white watered ribbon aud white plurats. Woolen corduroy is a favorite material for cloaks for young girls; it is light, soft in, I warm, and comes in the prutty eeru and gray tints that aro so fashion able this winter. Short skirts are used for dancing dresses, at which t'10 we tiers and their Millions of l'lireon. Tuc lovulity known as Pigeon Roast, in Scott rouuty, Iud , according to a local a'Ci.uut, consists of a number of A . .i, i i , an. l - i Keren ui wooanian wnicuare uu i mjjiu ly at this time of tbe year with wild , , pigeons. For the past seventy Cve year this noted locality has been a roosting place for pigeons snd millions I of these birls congregate there lightly ! during tho scaons of their visits to this sic'jonof the c uutry. They fly away j of mornings to their feeding places in the woods and tit 1 Is of Indiana and : Kentucky, dn tant from the rooet in many ' iustai ces from one hundred to three hundred miles, returning again at night, the arrivals often coutinning up to mid- , night. The timber on thousands of acres covered by this roost is broken down bidly, Urge limbs being snapped off like partners are both delighted. Dancing 1 reeds b. tbo accumulated eight of the dresses are made of thin goods, au 1 for yoang ladies white ones are tho most popular. A new way of using lace for trimming basques is to arrauge a fan on esoh front, witb the point at the waist line, while the plaits spread out below to the ends of the darts; tbo back has two nsrrow jabots of laco below the waist line on birds upon them. -Throughout the entire night is heard the cracking and crashing of limbs, tbe hum and flurry and drumming of wings, tho explosion of firearms an 1 tbe umfnsion and bed lamic thrashing sounds caunod by peo ple beating tho birds from the trees with long poles. Thousands of pigeons are killed nightly, but all this slaughter tbe seams that join tbe side bodies to ' seems to make no diminution in tbe tbe middle of tho back Worth's newest bows are a revival of tha old-fashioned bows with two short loops, each laid ic three plaits and tightly strapped across tho mid lie. Sometimes there aro three loops nn 1 two ends poii ted in tho middle bows are made of s itln, not doubled, bnt hemmed by mcchine, and are three nches wide when finished. Tho novelty for tho head is the toque, which is really a hat, but is worn as a bonnet, with strings or without, accord ing to fancy. Tho crown is small and quite round, and the brim is enlarged iu a curve all around it just like a bowl, somewhat in the shape of the helmet hats worn by gentlemen. It is very handsome when made with a satin crown, and tho brim covered with plush with deep pile-like fur, or else realeeal skin, baaver or otter ;s used. The fancy then is to rest two tiny pigeons or doves on the left side as tbo only trimming, while others have merely two ostrich tips turned right and left near tho front. Harper's Bazar: Satin and velvet, both plain and brocaded, are the fabrics used for imported fnll-dreva toilettes, almost to the exclusion of gros grain. The satin brocades aro in a single shade of very large figures, and iu flowers not used until now; for instane, a garnet satin is brocaded in peony pattern or in great dahlias, a white brocade has plum boughs all over it, palo blue or lavender satin has feather designs, or else spread fans or honeysuckles; tho clover leaf is another favorite brocade; when contrasts of color are shown, th' re ure white or cream satin grounds with velvet folisgo stripes In dark green and pale blue, or a salmon ground has scarlet peoniAB, or a pink satin ground is etrewn with garnet velvet roses. Black satins aro aleo bro caded with red flowers, aud the presence of red strikes the eye in these rich fobrics. The cashmere-figured velvots vast flccis that congregate at this rocs'. How Moody and Sankey Came Together. If f, Moody and Mr. Sankey mot first at a prayer meeting. The singing whs poor, and a friend of Mr. Sankey's urgod These u'nl ' fc'ar' h.Tmn Rtor the next pray cr. He diit so, the people took tt up, aud it helped to make the meeting sno ces'iful. After it was over Mr. Moody sent for him. 'He did not say,' says Mr. Sankey, 'How do you do?' or 'I am glad to see you,' or anything. He took me by the hand, though, au I immedi ately said: 'I have been looking for you for eight years. Where do yon live ?' I told him. 'How old are you ?' I told bim old I was, and ho asked: 'Are you married?' 'Yes. 'How many children have you got?' 'One.' 'Well, I want you to leave your home and come to Ohicngo. I have got a plaoe lor you. Yon must, come, for there in a work there that the Lord wants you to do, and you must do it.' Well, two months passed, I guess, and he wrote mo fo much that I finally went to Chicago, sung for him in his church, and have l ien with him ever since. Man and Woman In tke House. A woman who I. a a small opinion of man's sth-tacii eicg traits, writes thfjf sharply in a t she c'aius ia s fair do mestic expert nee: Hcie ia neighbor Grundy MfiowtUt rn 1 1 -he has a fam ily of three children, med r. sportively four, jwo nd a half and ono years. Glumly, coming he m? oross aud tired, dons bin gown; wue inshes frantically for the eveniu ; p iper, and while he reads in conten' sad ease, she poors tbe tea, with tbt Ln -y on ono arm, snd pla cidly i debet 'Rhods Becky' upset the gravy ou tho cl an tablecloth, washed that day ir Lnabacd does like s anoy cloth.' While reading, he says: 'A lit le mo : agar in ny tea, Mollie, dear,' m d tb n little l-hmael atioka his fist lute it, tl cv by eiustog him to utter soul-si-nuff til-ainn for the next half hour. While beVesda stocks aud flnanco sho vii.us the tea things, rooks the babies to sl ep, riii each up s long flight of sViirs so t, with a heavy hea-t, seats hersvlf to moi.d the Grundy anrins; Gtaudy uoxvr thinking to read aloud, thereby breaking the monotony of those troublesome thoughts, which were far from commendable to that poor, tired husband. on she is startled from tbe juvenile voice, 'ItocTboi s kiokin' me.' Af'.i r making tieeoo ud stairs she once more returns to her woik. Perhsps a half him: gies by, when apothor tim id 'Mumma, 1 waut a drmk' Vwies from tho stairway. Of emirae G.ndy finds something very interesting fhile she pumps tho wn'er. In a short rime the poor dear gits up, yawns, 'MollW there was too much butter in tbe sauce; I shall have n bml night, I fear;' aid, in tno language oi Simanuiaa uoouie, ne goes to bed tn 'dream one more tweet dream of hor,' leaving 'Mollie, dear,' to dampen the clothes, sponge tho bread, chop the kindling, wiu l the olook, look the doors and, dnnbtlep, a multitude of other things. She retires, not to sleep, but to br od over the tbauks she gets for all this work for tho past five years. Then her memory wanders back to the happy joyonsaess of hor girlhood, when ho desired to tt;ind hieh in her estima tion and occupy the first place in her heart. He thought of her pleasure then. When going for s drive she was always his companion. Now, he thinks, she would rather stay with tho bsbies; snd with her tired fingers she silently brush es tbe t r away that steals down her cheek. Bui II pi , ' ri ht bird of prom ise,' step in wilh tho excuse. 'His busi ness ooctipies his mind,' nnd the means to support hii babies, perhaps, claim his attention; and with a sigh she hails nature's bl si lestoror. Poverty of Spanish Mines. A correspondent journeying through Spain, contrasts the prosperity of mines in this cmiitry with those of Cartagena, and says it is aimot-t i: oredible how the miners live on the faro furnished and the wages paid them. They receive for twelve hours' labor the astonishing sum of Line reals, or forty-five cents; while tl ofixd provided for each man is as follow : Breakfast, three-fourths pound of bread; garlic in oil; ground red pep per and water. Dinner, same as break fast, with a few potatoes and beans. upl er, same as breakfast. This, bo it understood, is paid for out of their wages a state of affairs it would be well to describe to the Euglish and American miners who 'strike' on several aro shown to combino with plain velvet tiaios the amount. The common peo- or satin, in rich qualities, that cost from $16 to 322 a yard. ' I Acknowledge the Corn." This is tho origin of the phrase, 'I acknowledge the com :' In 1828 Andrew Stewart, a member of Congress, said in a speech that Ohio, Kentucky and Indi ana sent their hay stacks, corn fields and fodder to New York and Philadelphia for sale. Wickliffe, of Kentucky, called him to order, declaring that those states did not send hay stacks or corn fields to Now York for sale. 'Well, what do you send?' asked Stewart. 'Why, horses, mules, wattlo and hogs.' 'Well, what makes your horses, mules, cattle aud hogs? Yon feed 8H"0 worth of bay to a horso. You juot animate and get upon the top of your haystsok and ride off to market. How is it with your catth ? You make one of them carry 50 worth of hay and grass to the Eastern market. How muoh oorn does it take at thiriy threo oeut a bushel, to fatten a hog ?' 'Why, thirty bushels.' 'Then you put that thirty bushels into the sbape of a hog, and make it walk off to tho Eastern market.' Then Mr. Wickliffe jumped up and said: 'Mr. Speaker, I acknowl edge the corn.' Wster In the Cars In India. At the principal stations the native passengers are served with wider by a Brahmin, from whom, being of tho high est oaste, all persons may take without defilement. He goes along tho train with his brase vessels; a sudra, or low caste man, ntoops, and iu his open hands placed together and raised to tho level of his month, receives tho precious liquid. The vessel of the Brahmin ia not touched, else he would be defiled. A Brahmin asks water, and is served with it in the smaller vessels, from which he drinks, there being no defilement between Brahmin and Brahmin. p e of Spain appear to eat nothing but a little bread and fruit, and to drink very little liquor; while ivon the better elai r.es eat sparingly of meat, the ladies rarely tonching wine at tible. It ia diffi cult, however, to realize how men who work twelve hours a day and that un derground can subsist upon tho starva tion diet of the miners near Cartagena. "Alas ! for the Rarity." The warden of the state prison at Ban gor, Me., recently related a enrious story. A young woman who served out a utence of five years found means of education, and becoming thoroughly re formed aud a Christian, left the prison in appearance a lady. She was employed by a dry goods firm in Portland as sales woman, and gave perfect satisfaction to her employers, till one day a wealthy lady of the place entered the store and recognized her. Calling tbo proprietor aside, she told him that the girl bad beeu in the state prison. He replied that be know it, but that she had done ber duty faithfully, and that they wore well satisfied with her. 'Well,' said the latiy, 'if you keep her in your store I will neither trade with you myself nor Buffer any of my friends to, if I oan help it.' So the proprietor, rather than lose his customer, oalled in the poor girl and discharged her. 'Yon aro all alone here?' asked a man of a e'erk in a Cincinnati oigar store. Receiving an affirmative answer, he con tinued: 'What would you do if a thief should grab this box and run away?' The clerk replied that he would let the rasoal escape, rather than abandon the money drawer to a possible raid. 'Then I'll bo going,' the man finally remarked, ns he tucked the box under his coat and hastily departed. Arthur Oilman's study of Shake speare, in whioh he will show the extent of the poet's indebtedness to the Bible, will contain over 300 quotations from the poet's works. dlond Nitrht. Qood night! I have to say good night To such a boat of peurlev thing)1' Good night unto the fragile hand All queenly with its weight of rings, Oood night to fond uplifted eyes, Good night to ohestnut braids of hair, Good night onto tbe perfeot niosth, All tba sweetness nestled there The snow bands detain me, tben I'll have to eay good night again' It tl there will eome a tlmp, my love, When, if I read oar stars srigbt, I shall not linger by tbe poroli With my adieus. Till then, good nlgbl ! Yon wish the time was no ? And I. Ton do not blasb to wish it so? Ton woald have blushed yourself to deatb To own so mnoh a year ago -- What! both these snowy hand? Ah, then, I'll bavt to aay good night again1 I. B. Ainaios. I Yon never see a woman button any thing she oan pin, and you nover see a man pin anything that be oan tie with a string. Yon would have trouble making some men believe that they couldn't tie n i .ut tm hole into a wrist band with a pieoe of twine string. A traveler in Spain writes that at the port of Oloavaga, where the Amerioan petroleum is mostly discharged, tbe barges aro towed by lines of women, whose labor oan be hired cheaper than rr.ules. W. T. Blaokwell, the groat tobaooo manufacturer of Durham, N. O, pays more taxes to the government, than any one man in the world to wit: 020,0(10 a year, 810,000 week, or over 81,428 per day. Fifty-three o it ton mills in operation in North Oarolius oonsumed last year 38, 48s bales of cotton. NOTICE TO ADVERTISER r Leave your business anuoyauces with tbe dust of your off! ion, aud carry sun shine into the home oirole. No advertisements of soy description will be allowed to appear on tbo two outside pages of this paper. Oontrsets for advertising can be made only with tbo undersigned, I I TIPTON. PuWlite, rfliI TmHfttr. rf f , Pocket Republic. The bttlo repnb'io of Sin Mio, whioh, by the morth of one of its most promiaeut officers, ga?o on indignant denial a few wieks ago to tlx- assertion that it int.nded authoriz ng the intro duction of gaming ta'ilc. is inclosed in the kinglom of Italy. I" is bounded on tbe north. ejt so I south by the province of Foili, an I oti th i wast by that of Poau. It i territory covers eighty-two eqnavc liilomiters (about thirty-three squam mil. c) Too popu lation numbors 8 500 s '-ds. and the capital, S in Mttino, li 1,200. It is perched on tb snnitnil of a mountain called Mount T u, or the Giant, which sometimes lea Is t h .s little state being termed the iVunie republic. Its origiu dn'o from s- v ml centuries ! aok. In 1796, B maparte, -ft. r defeating tfe -Austrian, pent the c bhrate.i mathema tician, Mongo, to c mp!iuiobt the fre mountaineer- and v ake them offers of aggrandia ..in nt. but th y very politely ami independently declined. When It aly became a kingdom, N ipoleon desir ed to preserve tbi! small st'ite intaot. 'It is a n ra sample of a republic to pre serve,' Haid tb ! emprnr. In 184!), Gar ibaldi, driven from Rime by General Oadlnot, took refu e iu S.iu Maiitio, forbidding his soldiers to do any h'irm to the inbabitentp. Victor Emmanuel not only reap :Cto 1 tha liberty and ini-ti-tutions'i f this little o itiut'y, but atwitvs showed it great sjmpa'hy, esj.eoilly on his visit t - I! d,)iua ut the. time ol tbe ( opening of the Atona railway in 1851. f In 1863 p. trpaty of customs and com- ' msroe WIS eoaolr.detl I tUeen Italy and , the republic. ) Be Careful Whom Toil Accuse. Several years : o nmauu'sotnrerfrom a town near H irtfi rd, Conn., olled at a bank in tha city for a certain amount of currency for his pay-roll. Theamount desired was rondo up for him by the tel ler, and he started for borne on tbe itra. A few days nfhrward Ibis out of-town mm Appeared at tho Inuk and claimed that, his p.vksgo of roomy was 8100 short. The ossnier asked tho teller how his cash whs, and referring to his blot ter, he reported aM right. The cashier disputed the teller's statement, snd after oonsiderub'io talk to the yoang man, told him to give tho c i-t imorjUOO, which ho took and again departed. Tho teller was sevi rely reprimanded for his care lessness, if not diRhouest.v, and the mat ter was brought before tho directors in a way to reflect upon the integrity of the clerk. The manufacturer again entered tho bank ono dty and threw a roll of bills ovor the counter and said to tbo ono in charge, 'Th re's $100 that belongs here.' Doforo being nskouV for au ex planation be said that hit had juit dis covered that tho teller's count of tho nnfortiinate money paokirn wnsoorrect. Tho day when he took I ho package he opened it ou tbe cars mid loaned s friend 8100, ii transaotion he bed entirely for gotten until the borrower o.imo to pay. Of oonrs", thin set tho bunk's cash ao count all right, and should have exon erated the teller iu the eyes ol the di rectors, bnt that clerk always claimed that the cashier forgot to report the ex planation of the shortage to the board.