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Stotours' Btt&gtt
Vermont at Hoston.
Kditor Watchman : Your raaden,
ami etpeolally ihc rctcmntof Vermont,
will be iutercsted in the (ir.md Anny
nokmpment here this week. it was
probablv the largest and most nthuil
astic gathcriug of any k i n I ever helil
in Hoston, and ilii! dellghtfullj cool
weather hU linil much to do with the
ootnplete luoceti of the Doampment,
Then, again, the local arrangements
were the fttj best. It has been a
week thiil DO one wlio hus been here
will cvor lorget. Muie, Ihigs and
streamcrs, men iu blue at every turn,
badgea and souvcnirs n salo at strcct
coruers aul on the Common, a few
side-shows of living and dead curiosi
ties in tents on the parade-ground, a
city full of epeetatore, hand-thaklnga
and cheers this is the history of the
week in brief. it would tnke columns
to tell half the Intereeting thtnga that
happened, 10 I venture to speuk of
little else than what conccma Vermont
veterans. liut that will involve almost
the wholo reeord of the week, for the
story of Vermont comus pretty near
, beiug the story of the eneaiupment.
Every Verm ntor should be proud of
the part whiuh the state took iu this
enoampment. Tosay nothingof Oolonel
Veazey's electlon to the lirst otlice in
the organizution, Vermont took the
most promineat part in the festivities
of the week.
Take a look at the Tremont house.
Hore, on the secoud lloor, opposite the
dining-roorn, are the state's headquar
ters. The room is lilled with Veriuonl
ollieers and men at all hours of the day
and evening when tl reunions are not
in progress. Not au ollieer of any dis
tinetion but has dropped in here to see
the boys and renew old times. What a
list of offloera here from Vermont
C'olonel Veazey, Colonel Albert Clarke,
Ceneral L, A. Grant, Colonel Wood
bury. General Gilmore, C'olonel
Hooker, General Ilrnry, Colonel Bene
diet, Colonel J. H. Luoia, Colonel F
E. Smith, Major I'owell, Colonel J. II.
Walbridge, General T. 8. Peck, Adju
taut .1. C. Stearus, Colonel P. G. But-
terfleld, Major B. H. Jeune of Iludson,
N. Y., Colonel Charlea II. Forbes and
others. Then there are Secretary
I'roetor and Goveri'.or Dillingham, and
seen everywhere are the familiar face
and form of General Stephen Thonias,
still hale and strong, and wearing hil
eighty-odd years as lightly as many a
man wears half that number. General
Thomas was wannly greeted by hun
dreds of old soldiers.
The lirst event ot the week was
the reunion of the " Old Vermont
Hrigade" at the eorner of the Com
mon, near the state-house, on Monday
evening. There were some six huu-
dred merubers of the Hrigade present,
with about the same number of men
troni other reimnents, who came in
early to joiu in the interesting reunion.
The apectators must have nuinbered
toward ten thousand. As General L.
A. Grant stepped on the platform,
General Peck ealled for eheers for the
old commander, which were given with
an earuestness that showed the love
and rcspect in which the general is
held by his men. Then the men caught
sight of the old Brigade tlag, which
Colonel Forbes had brought with him.
It was earried by the old eolor sergeant,
James R. MeGibbon of Goshen. What
a shout went u! You could have
hcard it at the water-front. Colonel
Clarke, president of the Hoston Asso
ciatiou, now made a short specch, wel
coming the veterans to the city, and
closing by introducing Mayor Ilart.
The mayor also spoke cordial words of
welcome. General Grant followed, and
then General A. P. Howe of Cam
bridge, General Thomas, ex-Governor
Selden Conuor of Maine, Ilon. L. D,
Richards of Fremont, Neb., now can
didate for the governorship of the
state, Professor Alonzo Williams of
Providence, H. I., and Colonel Veazey
Tuesday was the great day of tl.e
week. The weather was perfect for a
huge parade. A little rain at one time
threatened some discomfort, but not
the slightest annoyance was caused
by it. The procession included in the
Violnlty of 40,000 men, and llve or six
thousand veterans at least did not
march. It took the lino nearly seveu
hours to pass given points, and there
were forty-three states represented a
most remarkable fact. The reviewing
stand at Copley square was of course
the center of intcrest. Ilero the presi
dent, vice-president, tnembers of the
cabinet, governors, etc, stood or sat
and saw the long column go by. Gov
ernor Dillingham was atteuded by Ad-jutant-general
'Peck, the latter re
splendent in brass buttotis and nutner
ous badges. General s Sberman and
Hutler were the heroes of the group.
The former was cheered to the ecUo,
He wore his irray blouse, and was a
Grand Army man in every particular.
The general has chauged greally wilhin
a few years. Kvery soldier noticed it,
and DO doubt with hardly an exception
the lirst thought of each was, " Ile
won't stand it mucb longer." Presi
dent Harrison was assiduous in recog
nizing and returning the salutes of
ll iu'-', swords and muskets. Ile was on
hU I'eet tho greatcr part of the tinic
General Alger was at tho head of the
irocession, and his handsome, snldiorly
faco provoked one long ovation. It
was a proud day for tho popular cora-
mander. Uinoli lod tho statos, and
very QttlDg it was that tho state of Lin
coln and Grant should head the column,
which it did by virtuc of seniority of
OrganlEatlOD. HOW the clieerswent up
along Washington itreet! And hoW
bright and beautiful were tho decora
tions of bunting that waved over the
boys in blue! It was a sight of a lifc
timc. State after state swept steadily,
grandly on. And hero is Vermont!
I was tired enough to drop," said a
veteran cavalry ollicer who was a spec
tator, " but when I saw tho Vermonters
toming, I yelled until I was hoarse. I
wanted tosee the Vermonters any way."
Not so fair looking, not so well dressed
as tho men that had preceded thera,
thev yet ealled out as many choors as
any division. There were about 2,700
men in lino, and no stato but Massa-
chusetts did better. Colonel Mansur
led a body of men that was not matched
in the whole line for service, and those
who knew anything of the history of
the war were eager to see and applaud
the Vermonters. Massachusctts brought
up the rear of the line with an ini-
raense body of men. It was well into
the evening when the line was dis
missed aud the tired veterans betook
themselves to their quarters. In the
evening the reception at Mechauics'
hall was attended by a crowd of some
10,000 men and women. Speeches
were made by General Shermau, Gov
ernor Hraekett, (ienoral Alger, Mayoi
Ilart, President Annie Wittenmyer of
tho Woman's Helief Corps, President
Harrison and Vice-president M rton.
street, with about 100 mon pnsint.
Tho Tentb met at the Brlinmer icbool
bulldtng, and had 180 men preRODt,
Thursday was UtkeD up with OOUllD-
ucd sessions of the encamptiicnt and
the Relief Corps, and in the evening the
grand Imnquot was given at Mcchanio'
hall. Fridav anl Saturday wero dt
voted to cxcursions to places in the
Violnlty of Hoston and other ways of
amuiement. It has been a w ek of
unprecedented abandon and enjoymenl .
The liuii hai entertalned its visitors
royally, and the veterans have had
thoroughly good time. r. a. w.
Hoston, August 1(1.
Penslong Grantril.
To Charlcs I. Atulrews, Herlin, 82 n
month aud .S120 arrears; Alfreil It,
C'lement, West Topsham, increase from
810 to 814 a month; Kobert Cook,
Montpelier, increase from 811 U)fl8
month; .). 1'. Mrooks, N'orthfleld, in
crease from 8'! to 810 a month; Frcd
erick Hasford, CrandoD, South Dakota,
84 a month anI 108 arrears; Charlcs
P, Bruoe, I'cterboro, N. II., increase
from $S to 81 1 a month; Simon Emery,
Groton, 84 a month and 8154 arrears;
James Bnnls, Waterbury, 80 a montl.
and 8240 arrears; Gcorge 8. Pllnt,
North Randolph, increase from 16 to
88a month; William .1. Foster, Mont
pelier, increase from 812 to 810 a
month; Ira Ilolmes, Worcester, in
crease from 817 to 824 a month;
Laura Leach, Hath, N. H., widow ot
Cyrus Leach, caplain in Etghth Kcgi
ment, Vermont Vrolun'ei'rs, 820a montb
and 82,244 arrears; Franklin LeBarron,
Kast Montpelier, 80 a month aud i;.'!11
arrears; John N. Richardson, Rich
mond, increase from 84 to 812 a montbj
Josepn A. Sanders, Williamstown, in
crease from 84 to 88 a mouth; Georgc
B. Trow, Woodbury, increase from 88
to 812 a month.
Vnllke Any Other.
As nitlrh
Mntiy pro)tn (to nnt knnw tllln.
Ih8 Moit WoalcrM Tamlly Bemely Ircr Jsrm.
tw i'iitivi'iv ouni MDhtherlA, f'foniii A-ihmn,
llnitii'lililpa, Neuralina, ltln-uiMllin. Hoarw'newi,
ii- MiiiiiIiik rmiuli, rnlnrrh. Clipll"r Mor-
blW, Dlnrrllirn, Bolatlc. I.aiiif Hiu'lc nnM s.Tc nc In
Bodrnr l.lmim. st"i liiHiiiiiiiiiitlnn In 'iit, mm,
and Brulnc. RelieTWi all pramp.Mra pnllli UM
niRKh-. ITI.c. :Vh-k. inist i.nld : n lii.ltli ",!. Kjircs
'ontr1btitloii tn tnlfl flcpfirtiiiftit nmj lio nvux
flther to Dii, T. H. ll"- u i .Nuwpnrt, Vt., or ilt-
Mnflo ofcommon gl&Hs. whonyoucan buy
"The Jewel Top"
which will slimd
the heat of any
bnrner w i t h on t
lnVilliitli:, f.r a tritlc
Ask your dealer for
it and take no other.
Sfcjy Kvery Chiitmey
is labeled and wrap
ped in pink paper.
ttanutictured only by
The business meeting of the encamp
ment came on Wednesday, and, as was
expected, Colonel Veazey was chosen
commander-in-chief. The two other
candidates prcsented were Colonel W.
R. Smedberg of California and Gov
ernor A. P. Hovey of Indiaua. Com
rade II. B. Taintor of Connecticut pre
sented the name of Colonel Veazey,
and among those who seconded it was
Colonel S. E. I'ingree. The other can
didates, seeing how things were going,
withdrew, aud Colonel Veazey was
elected by one vote, east by the adju-tant-general.
Ile was escorted to tho
chair by Comrades Hovey of Indlana,
Smedberg of California and Miller of
New York. Colonel Veazey's speech
was enthusiasttcally applauded. Ie
troit was selected as the next place of
meeting, and a large miss of m'ncella
neous business was attended to. In
the evenitig came the great camp-lire
at Mechauics' hall. Again there were
10,000 people present. Speeches were
made by Governor Brackett, General
Alger, General Sherman, General Rut
ler, Major McKiuley, Major William
Waruer and General Sickles. " Tent
ing on the Old Camp-ground " was
sung at the close. Meauwhile Colonel
Veazey had been making a speech at
the banquet of Gettysburg post of
Massachusetts at Faneuil hall. After
this was over, he was given a rousing
reception at the Tremout house. He
was aooonipanied by Mrs. Veazey, and
Mrs. 0. S. Walton of Washington, their
daughter. (ienoral Peck had the honor
of Introduolng the veterans. Oae in
teresting thlng about the reception was
the presence of Old (iuard post of
Washington, of which Colonel Veazey
is an honorary member. The happiest
event of the evening, however, was the
presentation of a badge to Mrs. Wal
ton by the Old Guard post, thus mak
ing her au honorary member, in recog
Qitlon of the fact that she was born on
the day of the battle of Gettysburg.
Colonel Veazey was well tired out that
evening, and was attended by a physi
cian. Wednesday was also a day of re
unions and of the meeting of the Rclief
Corps. The " Old Vermont Rrigade "
had its formal reunion at tho Rice
school-house. Governor Dillingham
and others spoke. At the close of this
reunion tho veterans of the Second
Brigade also had a meeting. l ilty
membcrs of the three Vermont com
panics of the Herdan Sharpshooters
met at the Knglish high school building
and organizod. The Vermont Veteran
Randsmen's Association was also or
ganized at this place. The Sixteenth
Rogiment met at l'rince school hall,
and was addreased by Colonel Venzcy.
The Eighth Regimeut met at the otlice
of Colonel G. N. Carpeuter, on Milk
Thl nperlpB of fidvlc. in nnt nlwnyn arroit
alN, but in many liiMtiinccH UtUOIt bi-iifllt
w ti i-i ie darWed rre It Mted npoti No
Ki't'i itm of tho rountry lsexrniit from xINoann.
To know tho bost uieans of coinbatt ng this
coimiinn n. n i . witli the lcnst injnry to onr
pockutH aml tastct, It certuinly a Kreat al
vantnKC. Yo inuHtexpvtTorph Liver, Con-
Eesteif Splt'en, VitlatoU 1M aiul Inartive
oweilnt and all prudrnt porrton u lll Htipply
themselves with Tutt'fl IMIU, whieh ttfmu
late tho LlvrT roUi-vo tlio encorged Spleen,
detennlno a healthy Mow of JHle, thun reg
ulatingtho bowolBandcauKlngall uidiealthy
aecretlons to pasn otfln a natural manner.
An ounce of proventlvo i wortu, a pouud
of oure." He advised and uso
Tutt's Liver Pills,
Prlce, 25c. Office, 39 & 41 Park Place. N. V.
Paper Box Factory.
" Parties who have any book they wish b. jnd or
epair$d, or use Paper Boxes, ihould u-rit$ to
for louJtst orice for good work.m
The New Pension Bill Has Passed.
Soijmkus wiif iiavc scrvcit Miicty Dayi r mora
In tha late war and ar now toki orothQrwtaadli
aiilrii.no mattci whan,of howoamadi or dapand
ant wmIuwh of aHy that bavadlcdj aliofaihari or
niotloM'.t now itoiiiMntcnt, arn entillLMl to a pennion
nnder th6 new taw. The penitoni oonnienee froni
the date of niinK the apniieatlon in tho penHion
ontee. Hlanki an readjr. Write at onee,aiirlng reai
ment, oompany and dltablllty. Appltoattons. with
fnii Inatractlona. will be ient by retarn nuul. Aii
Atlantio r. ,,u. Wnsliinmnn, I. '.
Ilints ror Hot Wealher.
" A cold dinner " iH in some families
a kiixl of unwilling martyrdom, but it
may be made a fcast rathcr than a fast,
if rightly plnnned. Chooso for the
maln dlab lometbtrjg that is not onlj
really good when eateo cold, but tultt i
to tho tastes for which you cater. In
some familics a good picce of roast
beef, terred cold and cut verytbiD,li
the most acceptable dinner that can be
offend on a hot day. Others like only
obloken or wmic dalnty rallah, if offerea
fresh from the ice-box instrad of the
grtdlron. Prested oorned bccf orbolled
ham is exccllenl cold, and to many
more appcti.ing than frcsh meat.
Whatever it be, let it be the best of its
kind, and served in a neat, attractive
manner. A tetnler becfsteak or cut
lct of veal, cooked at breakfast tiUfl
and ohopped, tben mixed with lettuce
and served ai a lalad for an early din
ner, is both grateful and satisfying.
Cold bolled potatoes or green peas, or
both, may be served as vcgetablei ;
slring beans, with a salad dressing,
will be a delightful surprise to some.
Hadishes, cucumbers or lomatoes, sliced
as cold as possible, are all capital ac
cessories to the cold dinner. DellclOUS
bread and buttrr are a little more dcli
cious with a cold dinner than at any
other time. There are very many peo
ple iu thesedays who know the value
of pure sweet milk, cold and creamy, as
it can be had inabundance onlhe farm.
A family inclined to criticism will be
reconcilcd to a cold dinner by a su
perior desserl. After the simple yet
satisfying course outlined, at once
hearty and refreshing, and to which the
housc-mother can coine cool and com
fortable, strawberries and cream is
really an ideal dessert. With whipped
cream, dritd peaches carefully stewed,
or canncd fruit with a basket of cake,
niake a suitable dessert for the most
fastidious. A small oil stove will en
oble the housekeeper to make a good
cup of coffee without heat or trouble,
and a really good cup of coffee after
dinner is a real luxury. Hut if the
tastes of the family incline to pie or a
rlcb pudding, it is weil to provide
amply iu this way, and as pastry is hest
made in hot weather before breakfast,
and a nuddiug can be started " when
the milk comes in," and bakeil during
breakfast time, it will not interfere
with that leisurely and lireless condi
tloo tbrough tho hottest hours of the
day which is so greatly couducive to
the comfort and health of every over
tasked housewife. Erxhanrje.
cascs of vatious sorts, antl scents are
loattarnd avfrywbtM anona her pot
IfHion. Tho lndy of ( qintlly rt lined
tnstes imt srnaller Inooma can casiiy
prodOOe theit tffl cls by the use of a
very simple and ini xpensivc lUbttltntO,
The otlor of llni'ly-powdered orris-root
is almost prccisely the same as that of
the double Knglish violets, which nrc
sold at large prices. Twenty-livc cents
worlh of orris or less than that if your
druoKisl is at all libcral is suffloieDl to
Itnpart a deliirhtful fragrance toall your
pos8essions to which fragrance should
be applied. The Wboletome. clean and
d licato odors t)f the lavender llower,
"strawberry" spruce and the lino
blooms of sweet white dover, which
are found in some parts nf our country,
are qutte lUfflolent, il carefully gnthered
and dUtrlbnted in proper qaantltles, to
make a gcneious supply of delicate
pcrfumc for the household lincn, ward
robt and toilets of the farmer's wife
and daughter. Pleasant perfunn s will
not abitle with unwholcsome one.
This is true of one's propcity and per
son. No perl'ume at all is much more
desirable than cither a strong or a corr
mon one. Hut the orris-root can be
safely ricommendcd, if used in the
right way, for its delicacy, pcrmanency
and sweet nrss. Ladittf Home JourfMU
Rt-v. K. A. IUSIIOI', A. M., I'l'liK liml.
Rcv. .1. 1. BKKMAN, A. M., I'reHidoiit.
A Deeiderily Chrtttlan Seliool. Seven 'uieN ot Study. Btlldentl Thoroughly l itted for
CoUege. Two Advanred Ooomei Open to LadleH.
tIh'hc depaftinenti belng the Isvgett and hatl in Hew Bngland north of Boeton. The ftfuelfl Depart
ment itrongly tudoreed by ir. Tourtoo. Dlreetor of the New Bngland Coneervatory. Fine l Ipe orV'an
(iooil IMuuoa, I.lhrary, etc. AU tlia ItulldliiKa llKlited by oltM trhity.
Torms Vory 2VIocloxVto.
POI'ftll K KKI'SI K, N. V.. othTn h,ah s.-m-
the hifit tMhiCHtloiml .1-1 - .n ' . ' - .i ' t h lowi'st
eoat Tlinroiik'li tnst ruetlnii in A 1UTII 1 ETIC
and other KNGLISH BHANCHEH, ikmik
KF.KPim I ' M I i.. niKlilMMlMI
TKLKGRAPHTNOi etc. Tli- Collfi:' i- opi'ii ill ttic yt'iir. aml m n livi'. prat'ttcal icbool, teachtntt
jroutiH i ple t) earii ;i Imna and oarofulty Attlns thera fr uonorable n isit i hm. Qold nedal AWArded
at I'arls l un. ii t ''oiidN Fair, iss-.i im In st oourifl of stiidy and plan of
operat ioii. I.iisiin -s tiouiei MippMt-d with
SOIBpetenl - - i - t m'- on Hlinrt uotire. No
lla;, madfl for ItJMtlopj furulnluMl. I'or
Informatlon aml CAtalOgafl aldrenH an
-,t i iiir i.t i i -i i hitnn iiimi iiiitii i
The HtSth ycur Im'kIiih St'iitrnihi-r In, (t(i Kor
fataloiit'8 iiiul liiforiiuitioti tipply to the itrcr.'tary.
woiui'u. c.'i '-i.i . - uuMtirpaftHiMi tor oomforl and
htmlth. Kull l orpn couipetciit tt'HrlitTM. Ycar eont
iiu'im'ch Sfpti-nib.'r 1", H'hi. Kir I'lrrulitrs and
admtvtlon apply t. Hisa ANMK E. JOHNSON.
Pnnclpai. Hriidford. Man,
Vermont Academy.
Ono of the IJest Iu New Bngland,
Stmlt'iita In every - "ll - In Nvw Bngbindi A
thorouyfa preperatlon. plrat-otaai faelutlee In Bng
lUh. HulhilnK'a new, hirM' amt attraetlvu. l.ahora
torlea. (lyinnaslnin, aiol all farllltlei. A hle I eai-hern
Terma raodernte. Addreai VERMONT ACADEMV
sax i'on s RIVER, VT.
" 1 .Mlnuril ( i 1 1
BebOOl. an-ir.ur
Centari varaiont.
ConiKKs iK Hri'iiv. Ctdlrtre I'r.-piirnt ory , ' i a m -leal,
Hrlentllle, OoinniKli Muslr. A Tem'laTn'
Uourie. arranged oy iihi -. p, Pahner. Bupenn .
tendent of Bducatlon for Vermont. Tbe b6il Oora
merolal Benooj Ul (hn ntatt. StcuoKriinliy. Tyne- i
wrltliiK Hiitl reniimniihh) IMClaltMli No olitnfde
teiuptntlonsi Bzoellent iiuaniin aoooinniodaUoni,
E,xpenia Imi tiwtn in nny otnat lohool of equal
aradt. Tlirt'f tfrniH, twelve wt-t-ks cat-h. Kull ttTiii
lieKinn Heptumbor Ihwi. Wlnti-r term bfKhix !'
oeniber j. Poi oatalokue addreu thi' prtnripai,
Hlll KLl.AItKTll t'Ol.I.KV, A.M
Mhm a inoHt t'tiviatih- rt'pututlon for I'ftlelent liiHtrur
t lon , praotlpat worlc tno. -u i iIi'hIIuk , ailvorllattiK
only what it expertN to perforin. Munirieiin, slintt-
teinber w, iwO. Uln ular freo.
E.. EVANH, PrtMtpftti
Mcriden, N. H.
The fal) term of this fimtltutlot, will opoii 011 Tues
day, AiiKUHt M, A full boATd of tttdfnH Thrt'f
fnlleottfSMOf Htinly. Ktts youiiK n.rn and f01Ul
wotnen for eollene. A tlmlttMl uunihcr rei't'tved on
tbt " .-l""1 plan." for full partU-ularn addreits
I'rof. xv. ii. OVMMXNOSi A.M., PrlnolpAL
Aml icbool )f Shnrt hand and Tvpe w riiiiitf. Fall
tiriii ont'tm TiifMday, St'ptctntifr .'d, Ihhu. This limtl
tutiou is thi lar'cKt of iU kiud in New KiiKland, and
hati atdi il more of itn Htudeut to 'ood potdtloui than
anrothor. Nono bettoranrwhero. Catalogue maih-d
Creo, E. B.OH1XDS. Prlne.Sprinffaold, Uaaa.
The State Normal School
i tlfeiH a profunHloual tralnlnu for learher..
Two tcrniH a year of twenty WMkl MOb. Thi
term henln thn Imt Tueitday In AuKiist and the flrat
Tut'Hilay tn Kehruary.
Examinations for Admission,
The lirst day and the lttt Veilne(.lay nf each term;
aUdthelant Tuesday In .lanuarv and any Tuemlay
Iu AitKUit.
Subjects for Examination for Admission,
Arithmetii', KiiktllHti tirammar, (leouraphy, I'hytd
1 ohigy, HiHtery of the I'nlted Htatet). For furthtir In
lorinaiion appiy to
BDWARD CONANT, I'rincipal,
JtHiiihtlph. .... ..... Veruiuut.
Gerrus of many evils are always about
us, and for a long time, perhaps, are
undiscovered, excepting by the odor.
From drains this odor is a deadly poi
son, rampant in a house closely shut
for the night. If only the windows in
the basemeut were protected by iron
bars, aml the windows left open an
inch or two at the top and bottom, a
great doal of fever and other illnesa
would be avoided. Hut even with
every facility given for expelling the
offensive aud deadly gerras of disease,
few servauts care to see to the matter,
this otlice falls to the mistress or mas
ter, with whom it is, however, an es
peclal duty if health is to be gained or
kept, diphtheria and scarlet fever
avoided. If an aperture of some length
were made in the wall above and be
low a window, and this protected with
a frame-work of small iron bars, or
strong wire netting, and two screens of
wood to cover the upper aud lower
draugbtl during the day, the poisou
would be banished. Iu some way or
other fresh air should be circulating in
the basement of every house during the
night. When bedateada are infested
with detestable insects, carbolic ncid
applied to the crevices of the bedstead
and to the seams of the (loor sends
them off as if by magic. Iron bed
steads are also often infested. In some
old houses, and motlern ones,too, there
is a kind of " dry-rot," found generally
in the corners of the doors, where no
air peuetrates. It is a powder, and re
sembles, somewhat, mites in cheese. It
cuuses a disugreeable odor. Otherwise
thau in lloors it is occasionally found in
cheap chcsts of drawers that have been
made to look ornamental by palnt and
enamel. Cream of tartar, rubbed in
drv, is a clean remedy, and after a short
time the Bjpot should be washed with il
in a liquid state. Water impregnated
with copper and oil of vitriol is said
never to fail to eradicate dry-rot. Sub
limate of niercury is used for prcveut
ing dry-rot in railway sleepers, and
wood so treated becomei like iron for
hardness. It is dry-rot in a uew or old
house which gives ita close, old-clolhes
kind of odor burtful to any ofHlcted
with cough or asthma, bringing ou se
rioui OOmpllcatloui in the human frame.
Vet this (try-rot pest is unnoticcd, be
cause the wood has the appearauce of a
rathole or perhaps a mouse-uibble.
llome Magazine.
Emiiloy the Chlldreui
(iive your childn n something to do.
Of course it is much easier to do it
yourself than to stop aud teach the lit
tle one to do it, eithcr as well or as
qaiokly as you can do it yourself, but
that is not the thing. It is not a ques
tion of time, ease or speed. Children
must be busy; their little, active brains
will scheme for something, and if not
directed in the right channel, it must
be in a bad one. They can not be Idle ;
the little, restless hands must be doing
something. The mother who keeps
those little hands occupied in her serv
ice is using an iiilluence for good in
future years. If mothers wili study
their children's tastes, and trv to culti
vate those tastes, give to each child its
favorite occupation, or some duty it
seeras especially suitPd for, the mother
will soon Bnd that these half-hours of
occupation will soon really be ouite an
assistance to her. For instnnce, let the
child that has natural love for children
help at certain times of the day in
amusing the smaller children of the
family. Don't make it a drudgery or a
sacrilice, but a pleasurr; then she will
soon grow fond of the responsibility of
looking after a baby sister or brotiier.
Let the child that is most fond of BoW
ers arranne a few each day for sevcral
rooms; let her see that the dishes are sct
straight on the diniug-table, open the
blinda and let in the sunlight, and take
care of the bird if there is one, or per
form sundry such little service. Kn
courage the small boys to be useful.
Fill your home with such books and
tools as will help them to be useful; or,
in other words, study the several tastes
and wants of your childish vearnings,
and gratify theirs, as it is possible, for
their pleasure aud good. I'arlor and
Delicate Perfatnea
A delightful perfume has an inde
scribable iiilluence. All people of re
Bned taate love It. The odor of a clus
ter of blush roses, a handful of sweet
violets or tinted traillng arbulus, is sure,
for the time, to drive uway frowns and
unpleasant thoughts. No woraan can,
delibcrately, set her lips to unkind,
harsh, rasping w.irds in the jiresence
of a bunob of lilies-of-the-valley , breath
ing forth the very essence of sweetness
and purity. Fragrance is directly op
posed to disorder, uucleanliness aud
ill-temper. Hottles of farina eologne
and oholoe Frenoh laobet powders are
nol at all necessary, though very de
llrable of course. The toilet soap
should be of the best, both in fragrance
and quality. If scented, this is some
what expensive, unless purchased in the
city aud in quantity. A plain.scent
less, white caslile soap is always in
good taste. Most of the delightful
odors which cling so pcrsistently yet
faintly to the gloves, laces, handker
chiefs and statiouery of the lady of
fashion are produced by the free use
of sachet bags or cushions. Closets,
cabinets and receptacles of all sorts are
llned with perfumed cushions aud loose
A PreMy AprOBt
Materials: Two widths of lineu lawn,
cut the desired length aud nicely
seamed together. Press the seam
llatly and have it as narrow as possible,
so it will not interfere with your tucks;
tuck the aprou lengthwise, iu narrow
tucks, beiug careful to have the seam
come under a tuck, with space between
them to correspond with width of tuck.
Mlne is as uarrow a tuck as the ma
cblne will allow. Tuck to witbin
about Iive inches of bottom of apron,
leaving it to form a rutlle, that hangs
below as nicely as if gathered in place.
Lace or embroidery added to rutlle com
pletes the outline. At the top lay
each tuck up to the edgo of the next
tuck, to give fuluess, and put a plain
band over them. If the tucks are as
uarrow as mine there will be enough
of the material to tear strings off the
sides. These are tucked across the
ends. Anothcr pretty apron is made of
one width of the same material, turned
up six inches at the bottom and hern
Btltohed. Three rows of narrow rib
bon (any desired color) are run in and
out tbrough button-holes cut length
wise in the heni, and worked very
neatly. The button-holes are so cut
that the ones iu the top row are oppo
site those in the bottom row. The top
is finished with ribbon shirred in hem,
and tied at side with bovr.Exchange.
Shakiug Hands.
The practice of haud-shaking is prob
ably earried to a greater extent among
English-speakiug people than else
where, and is nowhere so prevalent as
in this country. Iu fact, the uational
i ustom has developed in some of its ap
plications to such an extent as to have
beootoe a great annoyance to public
men, who are frtquentlv requlred to
shake the hands of thousauds of people
whom they have never 1662 before and
will never hcur of again. liut this does
not by any meaus apply to the hearty,
happy hand-clasp of friends who thus
llnoerely cxpress their joy at meeting.
There is Individuallty in the hand
ihake nothlng gives "a better Indica
tion of character. " I always take pains,
ou some pretext or another," said a
successfu! merchant, " to shake hands
with every man with whom I have
business relations. I like to repeat the
process three or four times on as many
dlfferent dayi, and if the impressiou is
the same each day, I am decidcd as to
the character of the man, and don't
think 1 am mistaken once in a hundred
times. The man who is one thing to
day and another thing to-morrow with
his hands is the same in his business
he can't he depended on." Oond
WHAT Lt DOEa. Hood's Sarsapa
rilla 1 l'urilies the blooil.
'2 Creates an appetite.
3 Strengtheni the nerves.
1 Makes the weak strong.
5 Overeomes that tired feeling.
(i (,'ures scrofula, salt rheuru, etc.
7 Invigorates the kidneys and liver.
8 Helieves headache, indigestion, dys
pcpsia. Tut'ST him little who praisesall, him
less who censures all and him least who
is indifferent about all. Lavuter.

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