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VOL. 3.
PHOENIX, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA TERRITORY, SATURDAY, JULY 12, 1879.
NO. 2(3.
A Wonderful Child.
I've read sonitrwhere about a gij 1
Whose check are roy red.
Whose golj.-n tresses, curl on curl.
Bedeck her pretty head.
Her ejea, I'm tolJ, are bright and Hue,.
iler smile u kind and sweet ;
The errands she U asked to do
Aie done with willing feet.
'I'm said that when she goes to school
She's just the sweetest lass I
So quick to midthe slightest rule.
And prompt in every clasp.
To boys and girls slit's mrer rude
When all are at their play ;
Her " conduct" be it understood
Is " perfict every day.
Whera lives this child, I cannot say,
Nor who her parents are.
Although for many a wtary day
I've songM her near and lar.
If you should tvt-r see her smile,
As o'er the world you rove.
Just hold her hand a little while,'
And give her my bet love.
UittieS. Rttstell, in St. Xivhohts.
"Sunshine."
BT ALICE.
" Oh, how beautiful ! " exclaimed
.bind Sharon, as ou a clear summer
morning she stood by the flowing wa
ters of the noble Hudson, and watched
the sun as it rested on the majestic
heights of btorni hang and Crows .Nest,
and on the surrounding valleys below
As sue stood watching the sun rise,
she made a lovely picture; tali and
slight, but perfectly formed, her golden
hair falling in heavy curls below her
waist, her dark bine eyes lighted np
with wonder and admiration at the sur
ronnding view, and a smile on her sweet
lips which lighted np her face and made
her most fair to see. One hand rested
on the large setter which stood by her
siae.
Suddenly the noise of horses' hoofs
-attracted her attention, and tnrning, she
saw approaching two young men on
horseback; behind them came a dog-cart
with a groom in attendance, and the
necessary articles for a journey arcoss
the country. As they came near they
raised their hats, and the gentleman on
the side nearest her said,
Pardon me, but will von be kind
enough to tell me the name of those
mountains opposite ?''
She felt the color rush to her face as,
lifting her large frank eyes to his, the
replied,
" Certainly; Storm King and Crows
Nest."
" And ia that West Point just below? '
" les."
" Many thanks for your information;"
and agaiu touching their hats, they rode
on, leaving her to wonder who tney
were, and where they had lived, that
they needed to ask the names of the
mountains along the Hudson.
She watched him out of fcisht. then
calling her dog started on a ran for the
lovely home nestled in among the trees
at the foot of " Breakneck."
She was the only child of Mr. and
Mrs. Thorn, and her sweet, loving ways
and pleasant disposition had given her
the pet name of " Sunshine," by which
all who loved her called her ; " and al
though in her nineteenth year, she was
as light-hearted and gay as a child, for
sorrow had not touched her innocent
heart.
As she approached the house, flushed
by exercise, her father mt her, say
ing, " Sunshine, I was afraid you had met
with an adventure, yon stayed so long,
and was just starting to look for you."
" Suppose I should tell you I had
met with an adventure ?"
"I should have to put a stop to
those morning walks or else accompany
y.u. But, come, breakfast is ready,
and mamma impatient."
While seated at the table a letter was
brought in to Ethel from her dear
friend, Minnie Watson, begging her to
make her a long visit, saying her
brother was to return home that morn
ing from a trip across the country,
bringing his European friend, George
Stanley, with him. She wanted Ethel's
he p in entertaining them.
. So, after proper preparation, Ethel
took the afternoon train to Peekskill,
where Minnie lived, and in a short time
the two girla were busy talking over
Iheir schooldays together.
Minnie was a tall, handsome bru
nette, and though but a few months
Ethel's senior, a society belle, and, I
am sorry to say, a flirt, while Ethel
shunned anything of the kind as dis
honorable, but the girls were firm
friends, and loved each other dearly.
" And who, Minnie, is your brother's
friend you mentioned ? Some new ad
mirer of yours ?"
" Oh, no ! I had never seen him Tin
til to-day. He met Ned in London,
and they traveled for over a year to
gether, and so became fast friends. He
is handsome, and I think I shall like
him if he will only condescend to notice
aie.' -
" There is no danger but he will do
that, Minnie. I am quite anxious to
see your brother, as I have never met
him. Is he like yon ?"
"Like me? Gracious no ! He is a
confirmed bachelor; unless he meets an
angel in his wanderings, he will never
marry, for all mortal girls fall far short
of his expectations."
" Is he really so hard to suit?"
" Yes, indeed; but still he admires
beauty aa much, if not more tban most
young men. You should have heard
him describe a country girl he met this
morning on his way home. There never
was such a beautiful creature seen be
fore. I told him he must have seen a
mermaid."
' Did you say this morning ?"
-" Yes."
Where was it ?"
" On the road somewhere betweeu
Fish kill and hi-re; I could not find out
just where."
" Were they on horseback, attended
by a groom ? Tell me, quickly, Min
nie I"
" Yes. Why do you ask ?"
" Is your brother tall and slight,
with a heavy, dark mustache and dark
eyes ? And was he on a chestnut
horse ?"
"Yes. Why, Sunshine! I do I do
really believe it was you he saw ! Blue
eyes and golden hair it certainly was.
jou tell me, dear; was it?"
" Well, I met two gentlemen thi
merning, certainly ; and as they asked
me some questions I answered them.
" Oh, I am bo glad ! Won't he bo
surprised to see you here ?"
" Promise me, Minnie, not to men
tion this affair before your brother, for
perhaps he will not remember me."
" You certainly made an impression.
Sunshine, without know ing it. Now I
know he will love you, for ha can't help
it ; and 1 shall be so happv !
" Nonsense ! He will do no such
thing ! So put that foolish thought out
of your head as quickly as possible.
very wen, well see. lint come
down to the parlor and sing to me."
So saying, the girls descended to the
parlor, and going to the" piano, Ethel
sang " Bonnie Sweet Bessie." As her
exquisite voice rose and fell with the
sweet words of the song, Ned Watson
and his friend came into the room, and
stood entranced behind the singer.
Rising from the piano, she perceived
Ned's quick look of recognition, as. ac
knowledging the introduction, he said
1 think I had the pleasure of meet
ing Miss Thorn this morning, did
not ?"
" I believe so.''
I owe you an apology for address
ing you, but the temptation to hear
you speak was too great to be resisted,
Will you pardon me, and consider me
your friend ? Although I have but just
met yon, I have heard Minnie speak of
you so often, that it seems as though I
had long Known yon.
" Certainly; I will willingly be your
mena.
Many were the hours Ned and Ethel
spent in each other's society after that
evening, and the long summer days
seemed very short to them as they rode,
sailed, or watched the moon's light
iroru the veranda, and, as the end of
Ethel's visit was fast approaching, she
thought of how lonely she would be,
and how siie would miss Ned s friend
ship; for she was learning to love him.
and the discovery of that fact had made
her shorten her visit.
" Sitting on the veranda the last day
oi her stay, and with these thoughts in
her mind, she was aroused by footsteps,
and looking up saw Ned standing by
ner siae.
"Ihisistbe last evening we will
have you with us, and I am going to
ask a great favor of yon; will you walk
witu me down to the river i
" Yes."
Throwing a wrap around her, she
took his arm and went with him
Neither spoke until, standing bv the
water side, Ned said
" I have brought von here to-night.
Ethel, to tell you what has long been on
my mind, and what! wish vou to know
beiore you leave us. V ill yon sit down
here on the bank, and listen ?"
Silently consenting, she seated her
self, and folding her small white hands
in her lap, waited for him to speak.
i have been waiting several davs
for a chance to tell you, Ethel, how
much I love you. I have loved you
ever since that morning I met you by
the water, and brought you here to
night by that same river, to ask you to
be my w ife. Tell me, darling, that you
love me, and- will be mv darling wife.
and bring sunshine to my heart."
liaising her eves to his she whispered
her consent, and was folded in his
arms.
And thus we. leave them, with the
moon's full light falling on them and
the surrounding valley, making it an
enchanting picture. 'WaverUy Maga
zine. Dr. Beeeher on Byron.
Dr. Lyman Beeeher was an eloauent
preacher and a good fiddler. He used
his violin to compose or stimulate his
soul. But he preached better than he
played, though his sermons were of un
equal merit. A writer who, when a
youth, listened to the doctor's preach
ing, inns speaks ot it :
Dr. Beeeher was remarkable for great
irregularity of what may be called the
quality of his sermons. There was
none interior, but there were times
when he was dull.
A friend said to me once that he had
heard much of Dr. Beeeher, and went
to hear him, but he never heard a dnller
sermon. I can realize that might have
been, but Dr. Beeeher-was at times ex
ceedingly eloquent. His spells of elo
quence seemed to come on by fits.
One very hot day in summer, and in
the afternoon, I was in church, and Dr.
Beeeher was going on in a sensible but
rather prosy half-sermon, when all at
once he seemed to recollect that he had
jnst heard of the death of LordBvron.
He n as an admirer of Byron's poetry,
as an wno aumire genius must De.
He raised his spectacles, and began
with an account of Byron, his genius,
wonderful gifts, and then went on to
his want of virtue, and Lis want of true
religion, and finally described a lost
soul, and the spirit of Byron going off,
wandering in the blackness of darkness
forever! It struck me as with an elec
tric shock, and left an imperishable
memory.
Unfortunate. Certainly it seems
as though some men are doomed to be
unfortunate. A story is told of a Mas
sachusetts man who went West to re
trieve his fallen fortunes. Nothing
prospered that he undertook, and, after
long years of absence, he wanted to re
turn to Massachusetts. Having no
money to travel with, bubeing a black
smith and ship-carpenter,- he deter
mined to build a schooner to sail home
in. And he finally succeeded, alone
and unaided, in producing a boat of
pixty-two tons burden. Even the nails
and spikes were made from bits of old
iron given him. But in launching this
boat he injured himself fatally, and
died soon after. Wurerley.
Misdirected L?ttera.
Attention was recently attracted in
New York, by the failure of two impor
tant letters to reach Philadelphia when
the sender expected, to the large number
of misdirected or partly directed letters
which were daily dropped into the New
York postoffice. The number. Post
master James says, is between 50,000
and 60,000 each day, and they include
all manner of mistakes and errors. In
some cases the superscriptions might
well serve for prize puzzles, so adroitly,
though unintentionally, has the writer
concealed his thoughts. In other cases
the lack of any direction whatever
makes the officials' minds as blank as the
envelope; in others still the omission of
the name of the city or village leaves
the postoffice officials powerless, as a
rule, to forward the letter to its destina
tion, though in many instances, owing
to the skill and knowledge of the ex
perts to whom the work -is confided, they
are able to snpply the omission. But
not the least source of trouble, and one
which finds its origin chiefly in the neg
ligence of business men and others who
ought to know better, is that which
arises from a failure to attach the name
of the State to the address of the person
for whom the letter is intended. In the
two cases which have brought the sub
ject into some prominence, the letters
were simply directed to their proper ad
dress, Philadelphia, the State being
omitted. Until within a short time
since the distributing clerks had been
permitted to guess at the State meant by
the writer; but some mistakes having
been made, and much trouble caused
thereby, the postmaster gave orders that
letters thus imperfectly addressed should
be turned over to the experts, so as to
insure greater accuracy. Consequently
the two letters in question were delayed
a mail or two, and by reason of the de
lay a cash transaction involving $50,000
was imperiled in one case, and an lin
portent order lost in the other.
A1U postoffices of the first-class ex
perience in less degree the difficulties
and perplexities which the New lork
Postoffice daily encounters ;and although
mistakes are frequently made, the won
der is that they are not far more numer
ous. Most readers would be astonished
if they examined the official list of post-
offices, and observed how comparatively
few places there are which do not have
one or more duplicates in name. The
failure to remove doubt as to the locali
ty of a place, by giving at least the name
of the State, compels postoffice officials
to resort to guesswork; and while this
proves to be correct in nearly every case
when an important city is involved, the
chances are against correctness when all
the places of the same name are obscure,
and there is no certainty in any case.
To show what a wide field there is for
mistake, it may be remarked that among
the leading cities of the country, San
Francisco, New Orleans and Jersey
City are the only ones without dupli
cates in names. There are no less than
twenty-nine Washingtons, besides fif
teen places in which Washington forms
?art of the name. There are three New
orks, seven Philadelphias, eighteen
Brooklyns, four Chicagos, four St.
L.ouises, eight Cincinnatis, twelve iios-
tons, five Baltimores, five Detroits, be
sides one Detroit City and one Detroit
Junction, eight I'ittsburghs, besides
three Pittsborougbs, fifteen Louisvilles,
fourteen Newarks, sixteen Buffalos and
twenty-seven places which have Buffalo
as a portion cf the name, sixteen
Albanys, ten Clevelands, two Indianapo
lises, three Milwankees and one Mil
waukee, thirteen Providences, and eight
een Charlestowns may be added.
Most of the important towns in
Michigan have their duplicates. Thus
there are twenty-six Greenvilles in the
United States, twenty-three Monroes
and twenty-one Jacksons, while there
are forty-eight other places with Jack
son as the principal part of the name.
There are thirteen Hillsdales and as
many Albions; fourteen which rejoice
in the name of St. Joseph; eleven called
Coldwater. nine Masons, eight which
are plain St. John, and five which make
the name St. John s, seven .Lansings,
six Ionias besides an IcniaCity, and six
each respectively called Hastings, Char
lotte and Adrian. There are five cities
each going under the name of Battle
Creek, Flint and Niles. There are four
Paw Paws, besides a Paw Paw Ford and
Paw Paw Grove, and there are four
Grand Kapidses. There are three each
called respectively Bay City, Calumet,
japeer and W hite Pigeon. There are
two Fentonvilles, and, closely allied to
them, three Fentons. There are two
Allegans, two Grand Havens and two
Kalamazoos. ' The list of Michigan
postoffices which have their "double,"
and in some cases their double several
times over might be continued at great
length; but the instances we have given
are sufficient to show how essential it is
that the name of the State should follow
the name of the postoffice in an address
on a letter. Detroit Free Press.
Freshly Painted Eooms. The im
pression that those who inhabit rooms
freshly painted are in danger of lead
poisoning has been shown by ur.
Clement Biddle to be quite unfounded.
He bases this statement upon the result
of the following experiment: He intro-
ose box a number of
sheets of paper saturated with white
(lead) paint, and upon the bottom of
the box placed a shallow dish of pure
(distilled) water, previonsiy tested to
make sure of it3 perfect freedom from
mpurities, and from lead in particular.
After an exposure to the atmosphere
of the box for three days, the water-dish
removed, acidulated with "nitric
acid, and treated with sulphnreted hy
drogen, when not a trace of lead precip
itate occurred. Dr. Biddle therefore
attributes the colds and other un
pleasant consequences experienced by
sleeping in freshly-painted apartments
to the irritating action of the vapors of j
turpentine on the lining membrane of j
the air-passages.
The daughter of Jenny Lind is com
ing over next year.
The Way One Mau Got On.
He applied to the editor-in-chief of
New York daily, who knew him well
and was aware of his ability and expe
nence. '"I ve nothing to offer you
he said, " but perhaps you had better
see the managing editor." To the
managing editor, who also knew him
well, the applicaut went. "There's
nothing I can give you," he said pleas
antly; " why don t you see the editor
in-chief ?"' The next day he applied to
both again, and the next, each day re
ceiving the same answer. Dropping
in on the fourth day he noticed a va
cant desk in the reporters room, kept
for any one who might use it. He call
ed the office boy, told him to clean up
the desk and bring writing materials
Having "moved in" he sought the
city editor's assignment book, picked
out a job that he thought he could do
did it, laid the result on the city edit
or's desk, and went home. The next
day he did the same thing, and the
next, and the next. On the. fifth day
the editor-in-chief passed through the
room while he was at his desk. So
vou've got to work?" he said, pleasan
ly. " Yes, sir," answered the self-ap
pointed reporter. A day or two later
the managing editor came in. " Got it
at last, eh?" he inquired. " Yes, sir,"
answered the latest addition to the
staff, going on with his work. Things
went on this way for two weeks, when
one morning the ohief came in. " How
do you like vour position?" be asked
"First rate," ho answered; "there's
only one trouble ; I haven't had any
money yet. "Nomoney? Hows that?
Perhaps the managing editor forgot to
put vour name on the roll. Never
mind, I will. How much did he say
you were to have 7 lie didn t say,
sir, " eaid the reporter, telling the
truth very literally. The cWef fixed
the pay then and there, dated it back
two weeks, and the '-hanger on" be
came a full fledged member of the staff
on the spot. And the best of the joke
was that it was not until two years
afterwards that either the editor-in-chief
or the managing editor knew how
it came about, each supposing the
other had done it. Two heads were
certainly better than one that time for
the applicant. Hostorr 1 ransenpt.
A Drunken Deer.
Man is reproached or commended,
according to taste, as the only animal
that gets drunk. Bat how about the
deer ? It is stated by an authority that
the deer at any rate the French deer
for all his amiable qualities, " n'en
est pas moins affecte d'nn assez vilain
penchant, celui des jouissances bach
iques. " But only at this time of the
year. He then throws himself with
avidity " upon certain tender shoots
containing a juice which ferments in
his stomach and intoxicates him to
such an extent that he strays from his
usual haunts and " follows his nose.
Thus it came to pass that a deer " in
liquor, " was discovered by a peasant,
also " in liquor " lying " dead drunk "
in a ditch on the road to the village of
Qaeue en Brie. The peasant, delighted
at the godsend, tied the' deer's legs to
gether with a handkerchief, and, hav
ing hoisted the animal on his shoul
ders, prepared to carry him off. The
deer, roused from his drunken sleep
by this treatment, became so trouble
some that the peasant, who was of an
inventive turn, took off his blouse.
passed it over the deer's head, and im
provised by means of it a sort of
strait-jacket which paralyzed the
beast s movements. He had just nn,
ished these intelligent proceedings
when ho perceived two gendarmes,
who, without more ado, requested to
be furnished with his name and ad
dress, in view of legal proceedings,
V car . chaise elait close. " In the
meanwhile the deer, whose feet bad
been untied, scampered off, a little em
barrassed by the blouse, to his doe and
family, whose consternation at his
strange appearance may be readily im
agined. He had probably had a bad
time of it when he reached his own
quarters, while the peasant had to reck
on with the legal authorities. Thus
we see how a deer, as well as a man,
got into trouble through drink ; and
the case is recommended to the notice
of Sir Wilfrid Lawson. Pall Mall G
tetle. The Czar Draws a Tooth.
Peter the Great attended surgical
classes in Holland. Indeed, he dab
bled in ail the sciences and mechanical
arts, but was especially proud of his
attainments as a surgeon. He gloried
in drawing tooth, bleeding a patient,
tapping for dropsy or lopping off a
limb, and on his return to Russia,
started a limited practice. His own
valet once availed himself of Peter s
weakness as a vehicle of revenge on his
wife for her unfaithfulness, a misde
meanor toward which Peter was very
tolerant. Noticing the flunky with a
sad countenance, the Czar asked the
matter. " Nothing, Sire, but my wife
has a toothache and won't let the tooth
be drawn. " " Let me see her, " Baid
Peter, " and I warrant you I'll cure
her. " The poor woman insisted she
had no toothache ; " Sire, " said the
valet, "she always says that when I
bring the doctor. " " Hold her arm,
then, " said his Majesty, " and we'll
relieve her suffering. " Peter seized
the tooth which the woman's husband
pointed out as the bad one and smartly
whirled it out. The Czar afterward
discovered that he had been tricked,
and the poor woman made to suffer un
necessarily, and he gave the valet a
knouting with his own royal hands.
In Tienna, the fashionable jewelry
is pig. Scarf pins, watch charms,
bracelets, stick handles, everything
mnsi lie Tticr. The idea cams from Ger-
many, and wa3 introduced there to
commemorate the escape of the Em
peror uilliam from all his trouble,
and his " Schicein's gluk, " or pig's
luck, meaning splendid luck, aa the
Germans have it.
The Fashionable Itother.
hether the woman of the world is
blessed with maternal instincts or not is
an open question. She certainly sees
as little of her children as possible
The boys are not such a care to her as
the girls; for they may be packed off to
school while yet at a tender age. But
the girls cannot be thus exiled. . They
must be educated; must have a .trench
bonne in the schoolroom; distinguished
professors even in their teens; dancing
masters, singing-masters, and drawing
masters; their teeth must be seen to by
the best dentists: their hair, their com
plexion, their figures as carefully tended
as the points of a race-horse which
carries the fortunes of its stable. She
is haunted bv a constant dread of what
the future may have in store for them
will they grow up ugly or well-favored;
will they do stupid or silly things,
marry judiciously, badly, or not at all?
lint these are mere passing inconven
iences compared to the active annoyance
the daughter occasions when duly
polished and prepared, emancipated
from the schoolroom, or launched forth
from the high-class finishing establish
ment, she is ready to make her debut in
the world. Now at length the mother is
brought face to face with a trouble sua
has hitherto only vaguely dreaded, but
which at longth she fully realizes. She
is about to be burdened with an incubus
and encumbrance Jsho cannot shake off.
No more privacy in boudoir or drawing
room. The daughter's inopportune ap
pearance upon the scene, with a claim to
free entree and the assumed right to be
in her mother's company, threatens to
put an end to all private friendships or
innocent nutations. Hence, from the
first, an estrangement springs up be
tween the pair, that soon widens into a
breach, lo the mother the situation is
full, if not of possible peril, at least of
grave present annoyance, and she staves
off the danger by striot precautionary
measures. Her daughter is repressed,
rebuked; kept in the background; sen
tenced to a species of solitary imprison
ment, and obliged to spend her hours
wearily in her own room, denied any
but a nominal part in the society of the
house, from which she desires to escape
at any cost.
The Qceex or Homb. Honor the
dear old mother. Time has scattered
snowy flakes on her brow, plowed deep
furrows on her cheeks, but is she not
sweet and beautiful now ? The lips are
thin and shrunken, but those are the lips
which have kissed many a hot tear from
the childish cheeks, and they are the
sweetest lips in the world. The eye is
dim, yet it glows with the soft radiance
that can never fade. Ah, yes, she is a
dear old mother. The sands of life are
nearly run out, bat, feeble as she is she
will go farther and reach down lower
for you than any other upon earth. You
cannot enter a prison whose bars will
keep her out; you can never mount a
scaffold too high for her to reach that
she may kis3 and bless you in evidence
of her deathless love. When the world
shall despise and forsake you, when it
leaves you by the wayside to die un
noticed, the dear old mother will
gather you in her feeble urns and carry
yon home and tell you all your virtues
until you almost forget your soul is dis
figured by vices. Jjove her tenderly,
and cheer her declining years with holy
devotion.
The Healixgi Virtues' ow Plakts.
New discoveries or what claim to be
discoveries of the healing virtues of
plants, are continually making. One
of the latest is that celery is a cure for
heumatism; indeed, it is asserted that
the disease is impossible if the vegeta
ble be cooked and freely eaton. The
fact that it is almost always put on the
table raw prevents its therapeutic
powers from becoming known. J.he
celery should be cut into bits, boiled in
water until soft, and the water drank by
the patient. Put new milk, with a little
flour and nutmeg, into saucepan with
the boiled celery, serve it warm with
pieces of toast, eat it with potatoes, and
he painful ailment will soon yield.
Such is the declaration of a physician
who bus again and again tried the ex
periment.
Tomato Soup. Take of a neck piece
: from the round, two or three pounds
of beef; remove every particle of fat,
and cut the meat into very small pieces;
put into the kettle, with two or three
quarts of cold water, and simmer for
one hour; as the scum arises, remove,
and keep the kettle covered; strain the
meat from the broth, and add a quart of
tomatoes, which have been pressed
through a colander, with a bunch of
parsley, and- boil twenty minutes; cut
and scrape the kernels from three ears
of sweet corn, and add to the soup, with
half teaenpful of sweet cream, two
small tablespoonfuls of flour, pepper
and salt; boil fifteen minutes and serve.
Scalloped Tomatoes. Peel as many
ripe tomatoes as required; cut into
slices, and place in a pudding dish first
layer of tomatoes, seasoned with but
ter, pepper and salt, then a thick layer
of bread crumbs, also seasoned with
butter, pepper and salt. Thus alter-
ate the layers until the dish is nearly
full, having tomatoes last; cover tightly,
and bake one-half hour or longer if the j
oven be not hot.
CuccitBEB Relish. This pickle may
be made from those cucumbers which
have grown too large for pickling
whole. Peel, cut in half, remove the
seeds, and grate on a coarse grater;
rain the water from the mass, season
highly with pepper, salt and ground
cloves, cover with cold vinegar, bottle
and seal.
Beeswax and salt will make vour flat-
irons as clean and smooth as glass. Tie
lump of wax in a rag, and keep it for
that purpose. When the irons are hot,
rub them first with the wax rag, then
scour with a paper or clqlh sprinkled
with salt.
Tcmato Salad. Skin, remove the
seeds and pulp from fresh tomatoes;
chop what is left with the heart if it
may be so called of a cabbage and a
little parsley, and serve with a good
salad dressing. J
The Weaker Sex.
Our daughters must be educated to
bear their share of tho burdens of life.
We do not wish them to be Amazons,
to contend as athletes, to become re
nowned as horsewomen, aa good shots,
as successful pedestrians ; but we must
not go to the other extreme and train
them to be delicate, helpless, ignorant,
incapable. They must understand the
whole duty of woman. Of course we
desire them to have loving, indulgent,
faithful husbands. But marriage is a
partnership, and unequal partnerships
never turn out well. Suppose to the
partnership the husband brings a
strong, well-built body, developed by
all manner of wholesome and manly
exercise, and the wife brings a feeble
body, weak from want of exeroise, in
jured by tight-lacing, improper dress
and bad ways of living, so tbat how
everwilling she may be to do her part
she is physically incapable of discharg
ing the responsibilities she assumes at
the hymeneal altar. What then? Can
happiness follow such a union? There
is plenty of work about a house that
will make girls strong. Sweeping is
capital exercise, so is ironing and cook
ing and the w hole round of domestic
activity, and it is so varied that one
has a chance to rest from one kind of
labor while performing another kind.
Then in the husbands of our daughters
we wish intelligence, culture, knowl
edge of men and things. Dj we see to
it that in these respects our daughters
shall be capable of becoming compan
ions to them ? A marriage in which
there is no companionship is a very
flimsy and unsatisfactory affair. If
mothers would see to it that their
daughters are physically and intellec
tually capable of becoming good wives
and mothers and bearing easily the
burdens of married life the course of
moral reform would be wonderfully
helped. As we can not foresee what
burdens our daughters may be called
upon to bear, it is well to prepare them
for all emergencies. There is no ob
ject more pitiable than a feeble, inca
pable woman who must depend upon
herself.
Useful Hints. If a coal fire is low.
throw on a tablespoonful of salt, and
it will help it very much. A little gin
ger put into sausage meat improves the
flavor. In icing cakes, dip the knife
frequently into cold water. In boiling
meat for soup, use cold water to extract
the juices. If the meat is wanted for
itself alone, plunge in boiling water at
once. You can get a bottle or barrel of
oil off any carpet or woolen stuff by
applying dry buckwheat plentifully and
faithfully. Never put water to buch a
grease spot, or liquid of any kind.
Broil steak without salting. Salt draws
the juices in cooking ; it is desirable to
keep these in if possible. Cook over a
hot fire, turn frequently, searing on
both sides. Place on a platter ; salt and
pepper to taste. ieel having a ten
dency to be tough can be made very
palatable by stewing gently for two
hours, wtth pepper and salt, taking out
about a pint of the liquor when half
done, and letting the rest boil into the
meat. Brown the meat in the pot.
After taking up, make a gravy of the
pint of liquor saved. A small piece of
charcoal in the pot with boiling cab
bage removes the smell. Clean oil
cloth with milk and water ; a brush and
soap will ruin them. Tumblers that
have had milk in them should never
be put in hot water. A spoonful of
stewed tomatoes in the gravy of either
roasted or fried meats is an improve
ment. Ihe skin of a boiled egg is
the most efficacious remedy that can
be applied to a boil. Peel it carefully,
wet it and apply it to the part affected.
It will draw off the matter and relieve
the soreness in a few hours.
How to Choose Silk. Many la
dies do not know how to choose a good
black silk ; but well informed women
know that it should be soft and heavy.
A good silk must never be gummy or
stiff. They prefer a gros grain beoause
it is fashionable ; but they will have it
light, though "full in the hand."
They do not look so much "at the grain
as at the floss they pull out of it. If
this process of investigation is not al
lowed, they pinch the specimen on the
cross, then pull it in a contrary direc
tion. If the crease looks like a fold in
a paper, they reject that piece ; but if
it smooths out and disappears they are
secure. They also imperceptibly
touch the sample with the tip of the
tongue, for the presence of iron used
in dye is thus detected. As regards
the color of black, there are very unre
liable green blacks and dun blacks. A
black, singularly enough, and without
the slightest desire to appear ridiculous,
should be blue. The raven's wing has
a blue haze over it. No one not in the
business can know how difficult it is to
get glossy blue black ; a dead black is
not such a feat. Cheap qualities of
silk would not reward the manufacturer
for his trouble, therefore a brown or
green black are of infei ior fiber. There
is not a more useful investment to be
made than money expended for a really
good black silk.
Chow Cuow. One peck of green
tomatoes, three dozens of- green pep
pers, one cabbage, one buncli of celery,
one-half peck of onions, two cnp3 of
grated horse radish, one ounce of whole
allspice, one ounce of whole cloves,
one ounce of whole cinnamon, one
fourth pound of mustard seed, one gal
lon of vinegar turned on boiling hot,
after chopping all fine, and salt to
taste. Put the cinnamon, allspice and
cloves in a bag and put in the chow
chow, let the chopped tomatoes lay in
salt and water over night.
Pickled Blackberries. Seven
pounds of fruit, three pounds of sugar,
one quart of vinegar, one-half ounce
of cloves, one-half ounce cassia buds.
When the syrup is boiling add the ber
ries ; boil one-half hour ; skim out the
berries ; boil down the syrnp,and pour
it over them.
Bostou's Ostracism of Sumner.
The occasion was a debate at the
meeting of the Boston Prison Disci
pline Society (1847). He had done or
said before this some things which of
fended the inner circles of Boston so
ciety, but in setting forth his Tiews on
prison discipline, he, in the heat of de
bate, made some needlessly cutting
remarks on persons of the first respect
ability in the city, and he was thence
forth voted by them to be vulgar.""
His offenses against what was consid
ered social and political decorum went
on increasing year after year, and ta
houses where he had before been a wel
come visitor closed their doors to bin
one after the other. It ia curious that
this fashionable ostracism continued
after he had made himself a great repu
tation in the United States Senate,
and held the position of chairman of
the Senate Committe on Foreign Rela
tions. He was a political force of the
first rank, in the opinion ot ambassa
dors of foreign states, when numbers of
the commercial and manufacturing ar
istocracy of his native city rated and
berated him as a vulgar fanatic. Mr.
Samuel Hooper a Boston merchant,
who represented Boston in the national
House of Representatives for many
years before, during, and after the war
of the rebellion, and who was an inti
mala friend of Sumner told uie that
one of his solid mercantile friends oaoe
asked him how he managed to get along
with that fellow Sumner.
" Oh, very well," wai the reply. " I
meet him very often. He appears to be
invited to every party given in Wash
ington. You can't go any where with
out meeting him."
" But you don't say he is considered
a gentleman ? Yon don't say that he is
a man that one would ask, now. to dine
at your table or mine ?"
"No, Mr. Hooper rejoined, wita
that dry, delicious, and quietlv mali
cious humor which characterized him.
" I don't think that it would becon
you to invite him to your house. Bat
society in Washington is mixed np ol
heterogeneous elements such aa w
never find in Boston-. There is, job
know, a lot of ambassadors from tho
various countries of Europe, duke.
earls, barons, knights, and other per
sons, with this or that title prefixed to
their names and they are compelled.
for political reasons, to invite all kiuds
of persons to their dinuers. Samner
seems to be their favorite guest ; bot I
would not, of course, advise you to in
vite him to dinner. In Boston we ar
naturally more cautious in selecting the
persons who are to eat our meats and
drink onr wines. In Washington we
have to be less discriminating."
And the good Boston merchant de
parted, fully assured that his friend
Hooper entirely agreed with him as to
the propriety of excluding snch a fanat
ic as Ssmner from the inner sanctuary
of his own unpolluted dwelling. And
yet at this very lime Sumner was rec
ognized at the seat of government as
one of the powers to be consulted ia
ihe settlement of matters which inti
mately affected the prosperity of th
commerce of Boston in common with
that of the whole commerce of the coun
try. E. P. Whipple, in Harper SI ja
zine. .Scientific.
The National Academy of Science
has appropriated 5,000 for the con
struction of the necessary apparatus to
determine the distance of the sun by
measuring the velocity of light.
The Scientific America contains bocm
careful studies of Dr. Weir Mitchell oa
the relation of neuralgic pain to storms
and the earth's magnetism. He finds
the best yield of pain to be in January,
February and March, the poorest
July, August and September.
M. Bourguignon, of Donchery, has
discovered a methoi of weaving feath
ers (deprived of their horny substance)
and incorporating them with woolen
and cotton yarns in proportions varying
from ten to seventy-five percent. Some
very fine textiles are thus made, which
for warmth and lightness are unap
proachable. In his examination of the oils to be
found in the shop ia Colorado, Dr.
Amhook found that nine-tenths of the
samples gave off on an ordinary sum
mer day such quantities of iurlimmabl
vapors that a lighted match applied to
the mouth of an open lamp would
cause an explosion.
M. Clemaudot, of Paris, has invented
a globe for eleetris lights. It is doable
one globe placed inside the other,
and the space between is filled with
powdered glass. It is said to diffuse
the light without lessening its illum:u
ting power so much as the opaline
globes generally used.
The ozokerite, or mineral wax, which
has been used in such quantities in Vi
enna, has now a great many applica
tions in addition to that of illumina
tion. Wax peucils of this material are
now sold in Vienna for marking and
writing on all kinds of wood, linen,
cloth and paper. It is an excellent
substitute for chalk for the blackboard.
The marks produced by these pencils
are not obliterated by moisture, acid or
friction.. .
The English, in their eaxnp&iga ia
Afghanistan, employ the mirror as aa
instrument of telegraphy. Their mode
of use is very simple. The mirror of
the heliostat is placed so as to reject
the sun's image to a distant station, and
when the instrument has once been set
the clock-work arrangement keeps it i&
position. The distant station alwavs
sees the dazzling ray reflected from toe
mirror, except when purposelr ob
scured. The appearance, disappear
ance and duration of the nasa twuti
tnte the siguals. The ordinary Morse
alphabet supplies an intelligible code,
and no one out of tho line of signals
can read or understand the message.
The flash can be seen at a distance of
twenty miles. Heliostat stations are
now established throughout the K.hy
ber Pass.
Weather report a clap of thunder.

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