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Slant lag hci oh* the drills ef snow. Tim westering huh makes hnele to go; This iliiy. I know. I.i irlml litul sweet, Tn in irrnw ilnm my t igging feel With iiniiiy imnsiiuf Ineipv rest I 'VII Journeyed with To liny mv glH'sli Ills si ranger brother cannot lie, M ('thinks, ns gomlly company - Holding In tils mysliirloiis Imiul Oiris that will lilcss or lillgtil my linnl' Tarry yet longer, fair To-day. Tlinl boding step mi hoar delay, Wlial songs Itnvn told mv spirit s cheer, What sunlight wanned the glowing year, w hat ileur comimiiloiis round me hung, While life and rove and hope were young These with to nan row fade apace, I.lke hloian from u lieloved lure; And trusting hulf, yet Imlf with 'trend j nnesllon, " Wind slndl lie Instead ’! The snn drops dooper, night Is chill: The oracles I seek are suit. Yon herald slur which glitters low Seems beckoning on Ilia way I go. To-morrow 1 Ah, that door dotli ope Anew celestial path lo hope. More lhan I usk or dream mnsl he In Hod's 10-morrow kepi for me! - .Ulitnlh' Mnnllilii. IHdMII I I.DA’S OFFKII. Mr. Flint bad tbe reputation of being as bard as Ids name. (Vrtainly be was a eruslv sort of old gentleman, with a disagreeable habit of telling wbat.be considered to be I lie plain truth lo everyone. As every one did not at once bow low and say; " Mr. Flint yon are perfectly right," Ibis habit of frankness bad brought him into a great many quarrels with his friends and relatives, so that at last the only one of Ids own blood with whom he was on speaking terms was his orphan niece, lleilldldii, who k> pi house for him, lo whom 1m was unusually kind, and who believed him to he a modern Solomon. She had never once contradicted him. When he told her Unit the Flints were generally good looking, hut that she look after her mother’s family, who were all as plain as pike-stalls, she answered, “ Yes, uncle, lad that is not my fault, yon know." When he said she need not mind nhonl being good looking, heeansn, after all, she was a nico little thing and would be more apt to be left to keep bouse for him for ever, s)ie appeared to be comforted. Slie was mild and meek, and her vanity had been quite taken out of her by her uncle’s frankness. She was, ion My, by no menus, mi very plain; hut she accept ed Mr. Flint's opinion without n mnrnmr, It. wnrt all genuine. Sim was one of llioso lil.ll.) women who naturally how down before tin l male head o( the family and worship him. She had not ever relleeted that he might leave her his money, or Home portion of it. It was 100 dreadful to think o( I'nele Flint’s ever living at all. A for marrying it did not enter Her thilda's mind. She had written her self down a spinster, as soon as she had heard Ihiele Flint's opinion on the subject, which was oracularly given when she was ahont sixteen years of age; hilt now that she was nearly thirty, she was astonished by the appearance of a lover in the shape of a stout far mer of forty, a widower without ehil dren, and owner of as line a piece of property as could he found in (he state. It was a ease of love at first sight on his part, and Herlhilda finding herself mn.le love to, and being <piile unused to the situation, felt that it washer duty to refuse him, since to many would he to contradict I'nele Flint’s distinct a sserlion that she was horn to he an oldmaid; and yet yielded to the advances of Mr. Hoskins, so far as to allow herself to he seen home from meeting, kissed at the gate, and occa sionally encircled hy a large arm, w hich, utter a squeeze or two sue always put! \wivy with a choked little squeal. Finally Mr. Hoskins ottered himself. | and Merlhilda, having confessed to a I partiality for him, ending hy asserting i that Uncle Flint should decide the mat ter, and that she dared not mention the subject to him. “ Well then I will," said Mr. Hoskins. I “ 1 ain't afraid of no man, and if yonrj uncle inis anything agin, me he can out with it and prove it. I'll write and ask him, since yon arcs.* parlickler, Her thildy: though being of age I can't see why he has anything to say ahont it." To Which Herthddy, sobbing, replied that her uncle's word was her law, and .was kissed at the gate as usual, this conversation having taken place on a Sunday evening on the way Iroin church. On Monday morning old Mr. Flint, going after hreaklast, into the little r.Hiin which he called his ollice, and transacted his business as notary public, found h ing on his desk two let ters already left for him that morning, and opening them found that each asked him for something. One was from a neighbor named Perkins, who desired to borrow a horse of him. The other from Farmer Hos kins, asking for his niece Herthilda's hand. Mr. Flint was not in the habit of lingering long over any decision. He regarded the fact that Herlhilda had aii otVcr as a sort of miracle not likely to occur again, and he had an idea that women always liked to get mar ried. Hoskins was well to do and respec table. Site should have him, tl she choose. She had been a good girl to him. and he really tell an idled ion tor her. for Fi rkins, he shonld ( not have his horse. Ho had overworked the one he had borrowed of him last harvest time, and the poor brute had died in consequence, l end Perkins his gray mare indeed ! He would give him a piece of his mind for his impudence. And he would settle that business be fore he attended to Herthilda > oiler. So he drew hi-blotter toward him seized a pen ami ink, and imlitl tlii peppery epistle; Sue —I don't wonder you wrote, and hadn't the face to come and ask inn for what yon wanted, like a man. Let you have linr, indeed ! When every one known you killed the other one with over-work, and only sent her home to he huried. A pretty idea that, indeed ! She was just a rank of hones when von through with her, and, 1 judge, half starved as well as worked to death. You’ll promise to take good earn of her no doubt. Von may if yon get her; hut you’ll only do that hy stealing her, and as I suppose you’re quite capable of that, I shall see to my locks. Fi.int. 'Phis finished, he wrote more briefly to Mr. Hoskins: Dioak Sik: I can’t set; anything in the way of your having what yon want. Yon can (mine over if yon like and talk it over. Yours, Fi.int. Having done these, he put each into an envelope and sent them oil'. Poor Uertliilda scarcely dared to raise her eyes to her uncle’s face that day; hut his manner to her was unusually kind, and she had allowed herself to hope much from it, when, as she sat at her knitting in the evening, Peggy, the sole domestic, beckoned mysteriously to her from the door; and having thus beguiled her into the hall, informed her that Mr. Hoskins wanted to see her at the gale. To the gale Merlhildi. went in a state of nervous agitation which made the blue ribbon how in her hair quiver like a humming bird, and there she found Mr. Hoskins sored in the face with rage that the color was perceptible by' the, moonlight. And his greeting was this: “ iterthildy, if old Flint was any bodv’s uncle hut veins. I<l go in and pummel the breath out of him. I’ve a minter to now." " ()h, dear I” sobbed Iterthilda, "what is the matter?” “He’s writ me a. letter that was just chock full of insults from fust to last,” said Mr. Hoskins. “Said I wrote ’cause I was afraid to ask him for yon; said that everyone knew that I killed Ahigal Araminty with overwork, and starved her to death, and sent her over to mil’s to he buried. Now Ahigal Ara t inly died of the consumption that was in her family, and I spent lots in doctor's stnll; and if she was buried at her mil’s, that was the old lady's wish. And Araminty she would go thereto die. And J did till mortal man could, and f hired help, and I wasn’t nowise hard on Ahigal Araminty; 1111)1 your uncle, he’s a liar, and if he’ll come out here I’ll wring his neck. I’ve as much as I can do to keep from saying words a man hadn't oiler say after he’sjincd the church. I never was so mad in my life. I’m bursting with rage; and he says I’m a thief, and he’s no donfct 111 steal yon if I can; and so I will. It’s jest 11 1 is, Herlhilda you come along with me now, and get Parson Speer to marry ns, or there’s an end of it. It’s all ( 11 > between ns. Von choose be twixt old Flint and me, and if yon choose him, why I ain’t under any obligations to yon any longer, and I’ll make a jelly of him in three shakes of a sheep's tail.” At these words Herlhilda trembled, more than ever. “ The fountains that were m her head overflowed and ran out of her eyes adown her cheeks.” “Oh, oh, oh!" she sobbed, “was ever a poor woman in such trouble! Oh, oh !" “Choose!" cried Hoskins; “and darned'if I ain’t so mad I don't kecr much which way yon choose. I'd lath er like to he at liberty to go for old Flint and mash him hv mgo, I had !’’ “ Why don’t I die?" sobbed Herthil da. “ Hot, oh, Silas, I can’t leave I'nele Flint like that. It wouldn't he decent. ’ “Then here goes," said Silas Hoskins taking oil’ his culls. \t this moment a long, lath-like figure strode past them and began to hammer at the door. The servant opened it. and Peter Perkin's voice inquired lor Mr. Flint. Mr. Flint at once appeared in the entry. ' Well, what do you want here'.’" was his salutation. “ Wall. Mr. Flint," said Peter Per kins, “ sceitf you was so'bilgin' and neighborly about that gray mart', I kin der reckoned Pil just step in and lead her oxer to night. N <>u see I git in my hay to-morrer, and there’s a rain a coinin’ up along the end of the week, or 1 ain’t no prophet." " So you do moan to steal hot.” said ( old nii’il. 'l’ve soon impudonoo be fore, lut this oaps all.” " Kinder guess you’ve forgot who 1 am ” saul Fetor I‘i’ikins. " I'ou’l vim remember a writin’ to mo this mor ion I’m Mr. Fetor Fork ins, Mr. Flint.” “ 1 know you w i'll enough, said Flint. •’ H’ye think Fm in my dotage’.' You’ro tho "man that killod my hrown horse lust summor. and asked for my gray maro to do tho same by this. Ami 1 told you what 1 thought of you iu my uoto. You must liavo hoou drinking, Mr. IVrktus 1 You must ho drunk, sir, to ask mo for my gray maro allot what 1 wroto y ou this morning 1” 1 drinking ! 1 novor touoh any thing hut loa. lam a Sou of Temper anoo, sir!" shouted Mr. Forkin', so that his voioo roaohod tho oars of the un happy eounle at the gate. "I drunk! ■Thou if you’re sober you oan’t road ’ ’ said Mr. Flint. ■ You wrote mo a note tolling mo to oomo over, and saying there was noth ing in tho way of my having tho gray maro." said Mr. Forkin'. ■■ That’s untrue sir!" said Mr Flint. ■ You’re a lying, sir ’” said Mr. For kin'. •' Hanged if I’ll stand it Vnd now Mi" llorthilda 'aw her unolo men need l>y a Isjiiy list, and flew up the path, with Hoskins after her. “ You abominable rascal !” cried Mr. Flint. "Tell me I’m drunk and a liar, sir,” cried Perkins to Hoskins. “ Asked him neighborlike t< lend me his gray mare, ami he wrote he would, and now calls me all the names he can lay his tongue to.” “ J don’t doubt it, sir !” said Mr, Hos kins. “ He’s insulted me, sir. Told me I worked my poor, late Ahigal Ar minty to death, and a feared of him. Write that to me, sir I Hang him 1” “ That’s false !” said old Flint. “ Now lam a liar, am I?” cried Hos kins. " Yon are both insane !” said Flint. “Von never writ that to me?” cried 1 foskins. “ No doubt it’s true, hut i didn’t,” cried Flint. “ He is crazy,” said Hoskins. “ Mad as a March hare,” said Per kinl'. " Von are a couple of lunatics. I’ll he protected against you. Here! help! Someone go for the constable !” "A lunatic,;” said Mr. Perkins, “ Why, there’s the letter you writ me. If you were a younger man I’d not stop to argy but you’re old enough to be my father—” “That's another lie,” said Flint. “ You’re fifty years old.” “ Well, that’s the letter you writ me, anyway,” said Perkins, holding out a crumpled sheet of paper. Flint took it in his hand, glanced at it, and said “It isn’t;” but Ins face al ien ■( I. “(lonlradicts anything,” said Per kins, “ I suppose you’ll deny you wrote me that?” said Hoskins, oll’ermg another to the old man. Again Mr. Flint glanced at the page. “ Yes I do,” lie said; but this time he grinned. “ Perhaps a great enemy,” murmured Herthilda. " For your sake, Herthilda, I’ll ex plain matters,” said Fnele Flint. "I wrote both those letters, but I sent them tothe wrong men. That’s yours, Hos kin’s; that’s yours, Perkins; and 1 meant every word of it!’’ “ Let by-goiu's be by-gones,” said Hoskins. “ May I have Herthilda, Mr. Flint?” “ You may ask her,” said Flint. And though Herthilda only said, “oh yes” and cried again, Hoskins was con tented, and the wedding came oil in due time. A l.udimms I.ove-Tiile, A tlerman author, who has written a book on America, tells a good tale of a breach of promise. We shall endeavor to condense it, but cannot vouch for its truth. A pretty young girl from New York, well brought up but poor, east her eyes upon a smart, talented, and well-to-do young gentleman, and thought he would make no bad husband. But how to catch him was tliequestion. A woman’s wit came to her aid. Oni line morning, putting on her best looks and prettiest frock, she called upon a young lawyer to ask his advice on the matter. The latter, who was not accustomed to re ceive such clients in his chamber, was thrown in a stale of grand confusion, and overturned no end of piles of law books and papers before In* could find her a chair. With many blushes she told her tale. The young lawyer en tered heartily into her case, and gave his advice. It was to engage the young bachelor for whim she sighed in con versation, twice or oflener for about half an hour, in the presence of two of her friends, who could bear witness to the fad, if it was necessary, in a court of justice. If, afterwards, he should re fuse an alliance matrimonial, a threa tened action for breach of promise would no doubt bring him to his senses. The ad\ ice was as maliciously givon as a lawyer could give it. and his fair client agreed to act upon it, refusing, however, to tell him the name of the victim, which he greatly desired to know. Again and again the lady visited the lawyer to report progress. She was in a fair way of succeeding, and the lawyer was de lighted, and prolonged the conversa tion. though several clients w ere waiting for him in his ante-room. But, my dear madam.” he one day said, "your witnesses, madam; have von brought them w ith you. as 1 recom mended ?” •They will Ih> lioiv in an instant. 1 havo given them tho mooting hoiv." " Andvoti are sure (hat they can hoar witness to more than 0110 rondo/vons, ut loast ?" '■ I am unite easy mi that soon-, for 1 liavo had four witnesses on oaoh oooa siou, who havo jlU't boon outside tho wry door of tho oahiuot whoro wo havo mot." ■ Capital ’ oapilal < xolaimod tho voting lawvor; and this oonversation \va> oontinuod for somotimo vory gaily, holh assorting to tho olovornoss and malioo of tho game being played. ■■ Ah, w oil," said tho former. at length, 1 hope you w ill no longer refuse to give mo tho name of tho too happy victim; for tho fact is leant plead with out knowing the name of tho adverse party. Wo must -oo that In do.-s not osoapo muoh longer. •• Are y on sure • I’erfootly ; there is no escape for him," “ Ho must marry mo or go to tho gallov V • I should think so. indeed. Hitt his name, his name; do I know him? ■■ V. s. sir." Who is it. then •• it js yon, sir." said tho young lady, smiling through her blushes; “ and tho witnesses art* tour s ham .dionts seated . otit'ido your door.’ THE FARM. One of the first things to he taught a hoy upon a farm is the use of tools. He should be a good carpenter and black smith, in fact, able to make or mend any implement upon the farm. A few tools are always necessary and the pro per use of them can soon be acquired, so that the farmer can shoe his own burst's, make his sleds, build his barns and thus turn every day to account. — Waitem Slock Journal and Far mm. Destroying Insects. —The Journal of Chemidnj says that hot alum water is the best insect destroyer known. Put the alum into hot water and let it boil till all the alum is dissolved; then ap ply it hot with a brush to all the cracks, closets, bedsteads, and other places, where any insects are found. Ants, bed-bugs, [cockroaches, and creeping things arc killed by it: while it has no danger of poisoning the family or in juring property. Cows and Sheet in Pastures. —In Holland, pastures are stocked with cows and sheep in equal numbers. The sheepeat the hard and wiry grasses, which the cows reject, and keep the turf close and line. Care is also taken not to overstock. The presence of the sheet) improves the fertility of the pas ture, besides keeping down the growth of hushes, and shrubs. Our farmers would find it for their interest to imitate this feature of Dutch farming. Pas tures exclusively devoted to the use of cows soon become overrun by bushes and worthless grasses, which the pre sence of sheep would keep in cheek. House Pi.ants. — House plants ought to be stimulated gently, once or twice a week. Lain water, so refreshing to summer (lowers, always contains am monia. If you take an ounce of pul verized carbonate of ammonia, dissolv ed in one gallon of water, it w ill make spring water even more stimulating to your plants than rain water. If you water your plants once in two weeks with guano water (one tahlespoonful to a pint of water), they will grow more thrifty. Always keep tin 1 soil in your llow cr-pots loose. A common hair-pin, used daily, will stir the earth suf ficiently. Cuoss-Bkeed Siikei*. —At (lie New York stale fail there were exhibited seme sheep bred from common Merino ewes anil a ('otswold ram. The lienees of (he first cross measured live inches in length, and the wool was a line as the Merino, and as easily combed as that of a (’otswold. The wool of the second cross, as long as that of the pure ('ots wold, was still as line as Merino wool. Tin' carcass of the cross breed sheep makes excellent mutton, and is nearly ns heavy as the pure ('otswold. We have frequently alluded to the advan tage of this cross, and the interesting example shown at Rochester, proves how successful and profitable a farmer’s sheep it would be. The farmer’s sheep is undoubtedly the cross-breed. Am. Agriculturist. A Novel Wav ok Makino Jelly Cake.— Take the whites of six eggs, one (‘Up of white sugar, same of tlour, one teaspoonful of butter, two tablespoon fuls of sweet milk, two teaspoonfuls of cream of tartar and one of soda. Bake in a large oblong dripping pan. so the eake will he very thin; meail while stir another batch, making just the same, with the exception of using the yolks instead of the whites; when both are done, spread when warm with jolly, or preserves of any kind; put to gether, bring the largest side of the cake toward you and roll immediately, or cut in four or eight parts, put to gether alternately, putting jelly between each layer, and frost lightly over the top. Another method is to make three pans, making the third layer of one third red-sand sugar, proceeding the same as for the other layers; in putting together let thelirst layer be the yellow, made of the yolks, then the red. and lastly the whites. Nicely frost the top, and you have a beautiful as well as a delicious party cake. They are very pretty made into rolls. Anri.TEt!vriMi Fkimii.i/.i-ats. -Despite all the efforts made by chemists and repressive laws, the adulteration of commercial manures is alarmingly general; this arises from the extensive demand for them, which at the same time is a tribute to their worth. Analysis may do much, but the grand security is to purchase only at the fountain head. For numerous farmers it is not jewelrV'co/s FOR oms DOLLAR I 'casket* And Now llluilrtted Our Imperial C’naUct contains one pair of Lady’s Bracelets, one Roman Neck Chain and Locket on* *t ~f Studs, one pairi f sleeve Buttons, one Lady's set Kar nags and Ptn),oneSeal Ring, one engraved • r id ship" I’.lng, one Plain Ring, me emboased Collar Bauon; all of which are the Oneat cold-plate, wnn an in) to tand the tei of solid cold, and exactly a* represented by the engraving* in this announcement O n receipt of One llollnr WO will send this grand array of elegant Jewelry. securely parked in a eau tifu! morocco casket, postpaid, to any addrtl i. Our illustrated catalogue accompanlea every casket free. ■ Having one of the Imperial caskets) • out possession, we must say. that, w hile the articles are p I solid gold, they are beautiful imitations an very pretty each particular piece being equally as good as are m din the city Jewelrv stores •■■-EMtoks' II 'v *xn Farm. ■ An honorable house, entitled to the eonOdence of their natrons •—Errron CuntsTtAx 'V oats. -We endorse the high enter of respectability attached to toe ste nau J-welry Co.' Er>. Ko*r <r lii-na - I’o assure our patrons of our responsibility, we refer to any rehab e business house n Cincinnati, and by permission to the commercial agency of Tappan. M-Killop and l’o.” Mail ail orders to STE IX Al’ JEWELKY COMPANY. No. 5 Arcade, CINCINNATI 0 possible to dispense with tin interme diary agent, and the latter, too often, ir he does not adulterate the manure, wa ters it to increase its weight. A gentle man makes a very sensible suggestion in relation to guano, which could he extended to other manures, namely to sell the guano in sacks of uniform weight, properly branded, and even sealed. —A tnerican Farmer. Profits of Sheep, —President George TANARUS, Powell related, at the last meeting of the Farmer’s Club of the Columbus Agricultural Association, a page of his experience in commencing the keep ing of sheep, three years ago. He wont out with a neighbor to buy his first flock, selecting for himself thirty medium wool sheep. Taking them home, he placed them in comfortable quarters, and at once began to feed grain freely. They had lambs in the middle of w in ter the first of which were sold early in April, at $5.50 per head. The sheep yielded an average of five pounds of wool each, which he sold at forty-five cents per pound. The neighbor did not feed grain to his flock, lost a quarter of his lambs in the winter, kept the rest through the summer and sold them for $4.50 each, and holding his wool for a rise in the market, sold it two or three years afterwards for thirty cents per pound. .Mr. Powell continued his prac tice of high feeding and raising early lambs, with increasing success, until this year, he sold the first lot of lambs, averaging fifty pounds each,on the 13th of March, at twenty cents per pound.— Chatham (N. V.) Courier. Aidinc I’oi.i.kn - IN' Fkrtiuzation. —To those who devote attention to hybri dization we suggest the possibility, that if mucus from the stigma of the in tended pollen parent is applied in the stigmas of the plant desired to lie fer tilized, many didicult crosses might lie ed'ecled. Tins, of course, depends on tin* supposition that if the pollen lubes are emit U-u they may penetrate the style, and that the foreign mucus is not always congenial for the commence ment of growth. Some hybridists may have experimented on this point, and. if so, it would be interesting to know with what result. This idea has fre quently presented itself to our mind, and we are induced to express it from having recently read an observation by Mr. James O’Brien in the Garden of August I'Jth, that to get pollen tubes for the miscroseope it is only necessary to place a suflieient quantity of mucus on the slide and apply the pollen. He says that one or two drops of nectar are taken from I-ilinm speeiosum or 1,. auratum, and not more than a dozen grains of pollen applied, and in half an hour the tubes will begin to appear and grow for from one to two hours, when they will resemble long snakes. The nectar will soon harden, and being per fectly transparent, a permanent object is secured by laying on a thin glass and pressing out air bubbles before harden ing takes place.- -Gardener's (■hronide. Tmkkit are certain practical tests ot Christian character which are more valuable than those of creeds. House keeping presents the strongest possible tests of religious progress. If you can eat cold buckwheat cakes without threatening to tear the house down, or drink muddy codec without suggesting that if it ever conies on the table again you will probably organize a funeral procession for the benefit of the “ help," you may he pretty certain that you have made your calling and election sure. No, it is not the creed of the church, it is an underdone steak when you are in a hurry, which settles the question whether you are a pagan or a Christian. fft BARNES' FOOT POWER MA VT CHINERY.- 13 different ma chines with winch builders, __ / (.'abtnel Makers.WaponMakers and Jobbers in miscellaneous work can compete ns to i/nali~ ty mul /irtcf with steam povvet , TniAL. Say where you read DARNED, Itockford.'Wnineba-o fo„ 111. Sddl I ASTHMA CURE. sure relief ill ter minutes, lie that fails to try 'bis cure will suffer when a sure cure is at hand. Sold bv all Urutrclsts. sent bv mail on receipt ol 50 ets. Address A. A. PAUUKK A I1U• Madison, \V;s Prof. Martyne, for isoets.. with a.-e, het s ht color dfco'' itud hair. will not-d a correct picture of your future husband or wife, with initial!* of real name, when and where vou will meet, and date of marriage. Address Prof. M AKI’Y N !•'. look box 171, Milwaukee. 9U24-*i