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* ' VOL. XII. HAXAGIXC, A IirsRASP. "Hew 'hall I managi* my husbandC I will tell yon inv dour, if 1 ran: He ib really ii wonderful creature. that troublesome animal. Man Vest really a wonderful creature— So strange, inconsistent amt queer, Hut you'll s.'on know Uie eceret by feat-nine Thu inoitua optrandl, my dear! if tic slays out too late in the evening. Partaking of supper and wine. Don't prove him a I.Usc fabricator, When he comes home by asking the lime; for hesuiely wi I tell yon the town clock Hut the moment before rang out one When it struck he hail counted il over .Inst three limes before it had done! And then, if his hat. in the morning. Is smaller by tar than his head, Don't hint by the merest allusion That Ins lordship went tipsy to bed; Hut rather regard the occurrence A phenomenon puzzling and queer With a strange took of niyalillcailon In your eye, if lie’s watching, my dear' \nd don't fall to s.-u on his buttons. And likewise Ins clot lies mend with care; Don't tease linn for money for shopping: Don't frown when he acts like a bear; Don't tel! him too often, my deary. 1 hut your poor head is aching with pain, I,t*sl lie whisper way down in Ins bosom, ••Oh' I wish I were single again I" Don't tell him that Mary, the housemaid. And Ann, the obstreperous cook, Defuse to receive y .nr suggestion* With even so much as a look . Don't teli him how very annoying You often have found it to lie To tie told to ‘tlet out of the kitchen. And don't come a bothering me! Hut always seem cheerful and happy. Ami always look pleasant and gay; Than a frown Iheie is nothing more potent In driving one's husband away. And ibus you must ever keep striving You'll Uml it an excellent plan: Hut whatever yon do, dear, remembei Thin you husband is only a man TilH PHANTOM I.KJHT. Nellie and 1 wore sitting by the how viudow in our drawing-room, which she lead thrown wide open. The day had been oppressively hoi. hut now a faint breeze was coining in from the sea, most refreshingly welcome after tint sultry stilling heal of tin* day. It was quite dark—that soft, velvety darkness that belongs only lu a p* fleetly moon less. starless night. Jn-t down below out window lav the yard or two of garden, then the lung straight line of tin* promenade, with its asphalt walk and drive dimly defined riv a shadowy row of white posts i on neeted by ornamental chains. Heyond the embankment lay the wide, desolate waste of .-a nds. si retell ing away for miles and miles on either hand. The tide was far out, so far that only a sort of pale gray gleam on the hori zon showed where the sea was jn-t be ginning to creep over the shoals and sand-banks oil the South-port coast. Seven tit les away to the right, across the estita yof the Kibble the steady light from the Lytham hgiu-ho.iso kept vigilant watch and ward over the dan gerous shoal, on which many a good ship has gone to its doom of snipwiook and death. Nellie was leaning out of the window, her elbow on the sill, her eyes fixed on the misty, soft darkness outside. It was as dark inside as out; we had no thought of lighting the gas, that long summer overling. ■' How still it is!" said she, dreamily. "What a spell of solemn silence the .night lays on everything!" As if to contradict her words, a faint sound like a far-off voice seemed sud denly to rise from the sands below, and swept by with a prolonged, mournful cry. '■ What is that''' site asked, startled. “ Someone eallingditwit on the sands,” 1 said. "The intense stillness carries the sound'a great distance at night.” “ I heard such a wild legend, this morning," site went on. persistently, “ connected with those great deserts of -and that stretch over toward Lytham. Old Joe, the boatman, -ays they arc hunting tip a phantom voice." •• How thrilling!" I remarked, skepti cally. “ What toes it say?” " Don't set ill'. .It an," said Nellie, a lit tle vexedly, “It is a most pathetic, dreadful legend. Years ago. before there was a town here at all. people used to cross the sands between here and Ly tham tin horseback. One stormy even ing, a traveler hud crossed, as usual, a* - 1 had almost reached the shore, when suddenly a bright bght appeared, hov ered for a moment over a spot a yard or two away, and then vanished. At the same moment, a ) .teous. unearthly cry echoed all afounu. The horse be came wild with terror, and broke loose, throwing his rider to theground. When he recovered himself, he found, lying on the ground at itis feet, the hotly of a beautiful young girl, hlu* was quite dead w. h a ghastly wound in her side, from vvh'eh the h’ood had (lowed all over he" white dress. The traveler stag gered av. -iy to the. nearest house, got assistance, r.nd had the gi'Ts body laid in an upper room. That night an aw ful storm aro <•. A ship was wrecked on the Horse bank and only one man, the caption, saved. He was taken to the same house where the traveler had alrcadv found shelter, and by some mis take. was pot into the room whore Lie murdered girl was lying. At the sight of her he gave an appall ing shriek, and fell down senseless. When ht revived, he was questioned, and confessed that tin beautiful young girl was his wife, whom in a moment of rage and jealousy he hadstabbed to the heart and cat into the sen. And the MINERAL POINT, WIS., FRIDAY, .JANUARY 11, IS7S. sea had given up her dead and the waves had east him on shore, and the murderer and his victim were face to face. And now they say the voice of the murdered girl haunts the place where she was lound. il seems to rise from the sands, and goes echoing and wailing along, calling, calling, as if in mortal agony. The old boatman savs people have followed it, believing some one was bi peril, and have been lured on and on. lilt the tide has overtaken them, and they were drowned." “ What a horrible tale!" 1 said with a shudder. 1 I vvisl you had not (old it >o me." " And he .'ays," went on Nellie, un heeding my remark, " that whoever j hears the voice is in ri'k of great pei il ) or danger, or some kind of sorrow or 1 trouble is about to happen to him." „ Nellie's voice had uneonsciou- !y taken u tone of awe. The still, sombre dark ness. the midnight hour, and the weird, melancholy legend had infected u~ both with an undefined sensation of oppres sion and fear, a presentiment of dread and evil. We kept our places by the window, looking out into the deep, \el vety darkness, with the far away solitary light from the light house gleaming like a red spark. Suddenly, while we sal. the sound of a voice rose again from the lonely sand', a moaning, piteous voice wailing and imploring as if in unutterable distress. It seemed to mingle with the boom of the distant sea, now rising, now falling, a lonely desolate wail, thrilling through the darkness like a soul in mortal agony . It was dying away in the distance, in a low, faint sob, when Nellie suddenly sprang hack into the room. " O .lean, look!" she cried, " Look, tin* phantom light!' 1 1 leant out of the window , and gazed out along the f promenade. Hashing through the sombre* darkness like a great star was a brilliant, beautiful light. It came rapidly toward ns from the right, apparently iloaling in the air, and illuminating tie* space before il for ev ■ eral yards. || advanced very swiftly, with a steady, forward motion, llo'ating about a yard from the ground. As it came nearer, we perceived, looming dimly behind it, a giant shadow, weird and grotesque, with outspread wings and misty, undefined form, while a sharp, rustling, whirling sound accom panied its progress. As the phantom approached, the des olate moaning ros again from the sands, and swept along in low, shudder ing cries, dying away, sad and piteous as before. With the la't faint sound, the light leaped up for one second into intense brilliancy, and disappeared. "()!" cried Nellie fearfully ‘What is it, Jean ?" ‘ 1 don’t know," 1 replied, a feeling of unaccountable dread and horror taking hold of mo. The very demon of fear seemed to possess my senses; an icy grasp of terror laid hold of my heart. The air outside seemed to have be come suddenly clammy and cold; a chilly, eerie wind crept in at the window . The very darkness seemed tilled with shades, hideous and imnalpab’le, at which 1 dared not look, lest they should take form before my eyes. “ There it is again!" shuddered Nellie. And with unutterable dread we saw the brilliant, star-light again floating to ward us, lids time from the right hand. It came on swiftly, with the impalpa ble, fantastic shadow in the air above it, and, when exactly opposite, vanished. We sal paralyzed with terror, not dat ing to move, a horrible, benumbing ter ror seizing our hearts. This phenomenon happened several times, the light alternately appearing from the right and left, and always van ishing when exactly opposite to ns, and always accompanied by the moaning voice. Again the low wailing sounds from the sands, profoundly melancholy, inexpres sibly mournful, like not)ting akin to humanity. No words were uttered, hut the agony of the tones was like a voice from the grave. “ Jean, Jean, here it is again!" cried Nellie, cowering in my arms. And once more the brilliant phantom light appeared. This time it came on more slowly, glancing to and fro un steadily, while the shadowy form behind il •coined more grotesque and misty titan ever. “Oh, Jean, if it is true! If it comes to foretell some loss, some trouble!'' sobbed Nellie in tears. “ Hush, hush, dear!" 1 tried to say re assuringly. "It cannot be. Sorrow may come to us if (>od wills it, but not through—" “ I say. old fellow," shouted a voice . down below in the darkness. You'll frighten somebody into tits with that lantern dodge of yours. You and your confounded bicycle look like some hor rible, ghostly spectre, flitting along in the dark. You gave me a precious start, I can tel! you," Nellie and 1 jumped to our feet, and gazed incredu lously out of the window. Down below j in the road, a yard or two to the right. I the phantom light stood stationary at last. In the glare before it a young fellow was standing, while beyond loomed the fantastic, mysterious shad ow robbed of all its terrors in a mo ment, ‘ Isn’t it a stunning dodge?" -aid the shadow, in moat unghostly slang. “ You see. Jack, this asphalt's find rat** to prac- tice on; hut :i follow has no olnuu‘o in the day-time for ihoso confounded car riages; so 1 riti.mwl .*ut this dark lantern ami fastened it to my bicycle. ami 1 oan spin alone in poaoo now." lako oaro you don't spin away the wits of all tho old maids on tho promo nado, roturnod tho othor. ' You look most horribly liko some goblin from tho lower regions w ith your dark-lantern dashing in front; thoso noiseless whools and your long logs and arms spread out liko groat wmgs in-hind.' Tho othor laughed, rho old nlatds aro all fast adoop i long ago. Moss (hoir old oyr"’ ho 10- | Inrnod irreverently. " Hut I >.i\ lack. I tho malolt for tho four-oars wil’ lia\o to he pn. oil to-morrow, wo aro going to j havo an awful storm. listen' how tho i wind sighs and mo, ns among tho gird ors of tho t>ior. It sounds for all the world liko somo ono calling out in dis tress, and it's a mho sign of rough weather. What a rage tiivgory will ho \ in if Tho two old ma'ds had hoard (|tiil(- enongh, Nell and I looked at each othor sheepishly, it must ho ooufossed. and then hurst into a hcartv laugh. I.omlun Sochi;/. llow She Won a llnshaml. Nfw OrloaiiH I*icn > uutv Hen- a story illustrative of the fact , that tears arc a powerful weapon in the hands of a matrimonially-inclinedmod ern N'-ohe. There was a southern mer ehanl. a handsome, dashing fellow, who astonished ail his relatives a few \ears j ago, hy ma rylnga verv plain giil, the 1 sister of his lius'noss partner. The marriage- turned out reasonably happy, hnl it has always lomainod a mysterx to tho society hollos, who wen- ready to fall into his amis at a word, li was tears (and not " idle tears") that trapped him. Ono evening ho cal'od at h-> partner’s lumso, ami fomul onl\ the voting lady at homo. Yen art ih ; v -I - I tho eon versa I ion to her own a • i ■ and told him that she wa -a inin , skive to her sister, tyrannized o,n an I ill treated, that life had heeotee -ncli a hurden to her that she shotihi ; and hen-eif of it unless she 00l lld change he. homo. ; The vis-on-tried to comfort Im .hul in vain. Marriage was very fat fiom hi- , thoughts then, and In- had no love to | give 11 1>Vw ho e. N join •'> ha ; - fell 1i I el and fasti- . and at la-1 tin y eame in a hys,erica • torrent. Hi- i jaeulat n(ih of sympathy were in vain, when she eried: " Oh, w In a e shah I go? wh >wltlgiveme tr home?'’ '■ I world if I dated oiler it. poor girl," said (In- male vietim, and ipiick as lightning the res pom e What would my sjstci- say if you .married me?" What eouhl I he man do under Stteli eir i-unistanees? \ tolerably fair face was lying on his bosom, a pair of grateful. ‘ loving eyes (she d'id love him dearly) 1 were looking up into his own, and a del ieale little hand had sought and found | his. lie did what any disengaged gen- ' lleman would have been likely to do pressed hi- soil, seen red her uni'eluetant i consent, informed her sister of il. mar ried her, and did 1 1 is best to make her happy. She. in her turn, made him a good wife. I.illle hy little ho discovered her stratagem hut he novel told his w he of il. -♦ • ♦- \ Sleeping ( ur llpisodc. Nashville American Only a few nights ago an aoeident oc curred on the Northwestern road, in which a sleeping coach was turned over on its side. As the car went over, h lady in a herlh on the opposite side was hurled out and landed in the herlh of a gentleman whose weight was ahold 200 pounds. She was sound asleep at tho ji mo of the accident, and so was hi-. liotli awoke,startled tit the sudden (tim ing of the ear. and scarcely knowing whether they would he hurried into eternity or not. The clothing had fal len out of tho lady's herlh and was almost siiH'ocating the gentleman. Kin heard his deep breathing for a moment; then it suddenly eea-ed, and the horrible thought passed through her mind that he had been smothered to death, lie recovered himself, however, to find that I his nose was flattened against the cold ' glass wind-w. Not knowing what man ner of person had fallen upon him. he held the lady up otf his head, and at this juncture, when the conductor asked I if any one was hurt, he cried out breath lessly: “ Nobody’s hurt, hnl I wish you'd come and take this fellow olf my head." The lady attempted to move, hut found she could not. l-ights were soon pro eured anil both passengers were relieved of their awkward dilemma. A VitMi.Aiti.K Rost-;. -Then is at 11ildi sheim ('.ithedral, <h-rmany, a well known rente hush which is believed to he over IT* hi years old. In recent years it seems to have been getting into de crepitude, and fears have been enter tained that it was going to die. The help of the most renowned gardeners has been called in to prevent this, if j.u-iUe, and several foreigners have hei n on the spot for tin- pnrpis-e, Whether it he due to their endeavors or not. the old tiling seems to have taken fresh heart again. Out of the root kimlis of the hush anew sprout has appeared, which is growing so vigor ously that there is good hope this venerable rose stock may yet “renew its youth." HOISKHOin. I’o Poveu Kuos. Imv .small mulVut tiugs in the water aiul drop an egg in oaeh ring. and the egg will he smooth and the shape el ring. I' l Vv'k Ink bruised galls, two pounds, logwood chips, green copperas, and sum, one pound of each; water, seven gallons Hod two hours, and strain I’roduet, live gallons Mi i'i ins lim e cupfuls corn i meal, one cupful (lour, one egg, one half | euplul sugar or molasses, two teaspoon- [ fill' of cream tartar, and one of soda, ' and a piece of butter the size of a hut lernul; wet with milk to about the eon 'isteney of sponge cake. hi no tii \ t w n i Stick hi i not Km vk, (hie euplul white sugar; enough water to dissolve it; set on the stove and let it hod until it w ill " hair;" heat the white ol one egg to a still' froth ; pour the healed sugar on the egg, and stir briskly until cool enough to stay on the cake. The icing should not he applied until the cake I' nearly or ipiite cold. I'lus will frost the tops of two common sized cakes. i'uAimin'hi ssk Take one lifth of a package of gelatine and half a cupful ol eolduiilk. place in a farina boiler, and stir genii. over the lire until the gelatine is dissolved; pour into a dish, and place in a cool room; take one pint of rich cream and whisk it with a 1 1 n egg-heater until it is thick; flavor the cream with either vanilla or wine, and sweeten to taste; when the gelan tine is cool, strain carefully into the pi e paiasl cream; line a mold with lady lingers: then pom the cream in care fully until it is Idled; cover wilh lady lingers, and ice the top, if you tie sire it, to Kt 'iov i \V via I’vi i u \\. t a cloth in pretty warm wait rand dampen the paper all over. Let and remain some liiteen or twenty minutes, wet again thoroughly, and then nso a dry cloth to rub the paper oil. Some!iipes n will pee l otf easily ; again it will ml! up only a' far as yon can rub it. On plii'leied walls (In' second wt lliiig will soften the paper so that it will peel oil' almost en till Ml wall papers ought to he m moved and the walls washed in weak Iv e or copperas water before anew pa pel is laid, as this renders the room sw taler and preserves the new paper much bet ter W here gn ase spot . have been, it should he washed thoroughly in hot soapsuds, or the grease will strike through the new paper in a slant lime. Tu i: S.vi.ti Nti ok Hi mu. Tina e is one little item which the butler makers throughout the country ine very care less and indill'ereni nhuiit. Were it an expensive item, or one very hard to he procured, there might he some excuse, lull It is not. I refer to the salting of butter. If the makers knew the great object ion to salting in Kngland, and (he loss which some shippers have to sutler through that little item, salt, I think they would he inure careful what sail they use. Procure the best and I'mesl sail you can possibly get, and see that it is well and finely ground before going on the blitter. A great many butter makers have the idea that salt pre serves the butter, and lienee they think by putting plenty of salt in, their hulter W ill he sin e lo keep. Now, lids is a mistake, as sail is only for a seasoning and to counteract the elleet of what little buttermilk may he left in the but ter. If everything were all right, and no buttermilk left, hulter would keep without any salt by being kept from the air. Kt.glisli consumers of Canadian butter are so accustomed to using a fresh, lightly salted butter, that when they come to ii'c onr butter, in which yon can feel the salt gritting between your teeth, it completely disgusts them w 11 1 1 < 'anadian butler. Mathematics and Medicine. Mark Twain in Allunlir for November I Says Among other talks to-day. it ! came out that whale ships carry no i doctors. Die captain adds (lie doctor ship to ins own duties. He not only gives medicines, (ml sets broken limbs after notions of ids own, or saws them off and sears the stump w hen (imputa tion seems best. The captain is pro vided with a medicine chest, with the medicines numbered instead of named. A hook of directions goes with this, it describes diseases and symptoms, and Isays: “(live a teaspoonful of No. U once an hour," or, "(live ten grains of j No. 1-every half hour,” < le. One of ; our sea captains came across a skipper in the north Pacific, who was in a slate jof great surprise and perplexity. Said lie; “There's something rotten about lids medicine-chest business. One of my men was sick nothing much the I matter. J looked in the hook; it said give him a teaspoonfiil of No. 1/5. I went to the medicine chest and J see I was out of No. 1/i. I judged I’d got to get up a combination somehow, tlint I would fill the hill, so I hove into the fellow half a teaspoonfiil of No. H and a half a teaspoonfiil of No. 7, and I’ll he j hanged if it didn't kill him in fifteen minutes] There's something about tins medicine-chest system that's too many for me,' - NO. ->-J. Humor. Tlu* Now A nrk brewers are hop ping mail at the enforcement of the excise laws, I'he cable tolls us licit live hundred I'ottim operatives recently struck in Kngland. Tliis must he a case of out ton hatting. Son. Mamma ’ exclaimed a little one, a'' puss, will) arching and elevated rml der, strutting around the table; " son, Kitt\ s mit so imii'li slm can't slml hot tail down." Professor "Iu ono o\ ening 1 counted twenty seven mi’ti'ors sitting on mv pi a a. I lass expresses great astonish moot at (lm sociable ■ 1 1 ar:i■ 1 1' r of heav i uly hoilic Mariali’ Maiiuli 1 please slot mo in 1 ." said a man to liis wifo. who was looking out of Urn w unlow watching him living to opi'ii tlm iloor with a tooth pick. " Ish tioail on my key, anil it’sh all llalti'iii'il out." Till' coldest St onu wave of Urn season wa experienced by a young man from Syracuse, who I'seorteil an Kusl Koine mil home Sunday night, ami was tie • eeti'il hy her father just as he was put I mp his mustache w here it would do her the most piod. ft uhic Sniliiul. " AA hen a gii 1 gets mail ami rises from a tellovv 's knee," say s an exchange, " hiiL thinks heller ol it ami pics hack again that’s wii.u they call a relapse," And here we haw hecn working for dear life to keep oil a relapse under the iiupres sion tiiat it was someway related to cholera morhus, Itoim Stnfinrl. "One ol the must versatile ladies that i'\'cr graced the Hcadwood stage," lias paeked her kit, "lit out Iroiu the land ol the howling wilderness," and is eii route lor (’hieapi, w here she will "chaw" scenery and "whoop it upon old lei psichorc. So stales a personal m the Itlaek Mills (Vuimpie/i, which la mi nis her departure " IJi'll on, silver moon." warhled i youth henealh the window of his loved one, when the 11 ui‘i n of his thoughts solily tai-eii the sash and murmured A mi had heller roll on something hel li r than a nun I y two ■ < nt moon, \\ and lid in. if V 01l evpi'et lo get up to pa , hi) I s hill'll money ,he is. the w indow slid down, and the ilemoriili/.ed silver liih slid oil', coining execrations in the Itland atmosphere. (\nn. Ihillrlhi. A " I'igger," from (’iililornin, enlogls iug Iheelimate, says " There's a inoiin lain there the Sawyer Navadny limy call it with a valley on each side of il the one hot. and t'other cold. W ell 1 (lit on the top of lhal mountain with a double harreled gun, and you can, with out movin', kill either summer or wintei game, jest us you will." “ What ! him yon ever tried il ?" "Tried ill often and should have done pretty well hul for one thing." " Well, what was that V" " 1 wanted a dog lhal irouhl klidiil f>vlh rlinuilru. The last dog 1 had frotr off' hi* fail while 'pullin' on the summer side lie didn’t gel enlirely out of the winter side, yon see.” Tis the iliileel voice of a fair Colorado girl, speaking to her nohle brother, who has heen out all night: " Nixy Koeks, that still's too thin ; you see I am up lo sin l ll’; you hel Tin on to the hoys now . and you might ns well cheese ymn racket a 1 lot l l staying up with a sick friend. I heard ahont your drinking three straights and a whisky sour ai Mill lives saloon, and then weld down to old Monitions place and give him the linger for a hlue .blaster ami a hot rum punch. When yon were playing lifli'en-hull pool with Ike Smith, didn't you get stuck for six straight games and the drinks and stand him oil (or the whole hnsiness? Oh! hul you're a slaver, and the first thing you know you Will have a had ease of the Jims, and then everybody aland town will say you were a pietty good fellow, hut too iiitti'h of a kid to run with thin oitghhreds." -♦ • Cinisiinipt inn of Tobacco. The lu/iihro I‘lnnt says : " The entire mass of lohaeco which is annually eon sinned in smoking, smifl'mg, and in chew ing on the earth is four hillion of pounds, manifestly too high an estimate for from twelve to fifteen hundred mil lions of inhabitants. hut us take the half as the more probable, anil let us suppose the tobacco leaves transformed into roll lohaeco, at 0!,.., .xipeiitis created which, with n diameter ol two ini lies, and followii the direction of the equator, could wind itself around the earth thirty times, l<et us suppose that the tobacco is formed into tablets similar lo the chocolate tablets, ami which, indeed, is the shape which the chewing tobacco of sailors and Yankees takes, and we have a colossal pile, worthy of being placed the third largest of the pyramids of tJizeh, that of Myk erines, and as massive and as high as that old regal edifice. Let ns grind all the tobacco into snuff, and let ns pie lure to ourselves the sad ease that an evil equinoctial wind one lino morning blows the snuff over the ocean, and showers il on one of the (lerman Stales, we are certain more than one of the Jllipnlian Slates would have much diffi culty in recovering its existence hy ■hoveling away the ■miff."