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4 i ff 1 The Ohio Democrat, nitEHM h WlltTB, l'ubllshor. LOQAff, 5 OHIO THE OLD HYMN. To-day, with nulo( heart, I henrd riio prnyor, tho anthem, nnd tlio psalm, Anil Rontfv on my Kplrlt foil Tlio sweetness of tho Hunday culm, Till, nt tlio readmit ot tliu hymn, With sudden tears my oyon woro dim. That oli!, olil liymnl Its snored lines llml fallen nn my childish onrm My llfo tnmail linok, unhindered ly I Tlio Birotcli of Intorvonlng yours. Kcnr m inv little Onughtor smllou, And yet I was again n child. Outside tho winds woro florro nnd rough, Tlio winter's olilll why In 'ho nlri lint I could henr tho bonny bird And humming lnscts overywhoro; And foci. In spito of front anil snow, A BUtnincr breeze from long ago. To find tho nines I took tho book. And hold It In n woman's Imnit, VHillo nil my son! was mnvod with thrills No othor unii! oould understand; And quite nnsoon, with love dlvlno, Jly motlior's,flnioi' folded mlno. And not because tho muslornso l'.xultlngly I hold my breath, Lot I should toso Us Bwoot delight Upon hor Mpi tho hush of (tenth for your litis lain and yot I heard My mother's voloo In ovary word. Full well I know tho dead nro dend, Yot nomotlmes at h look or tono, "W th short rolontlnir, will tho post Ono moment givo us buck our own, O, hnppv pain I Too quickly done As swiftly ended as begun. Itrt. Ctome Archibald, to Chur'hman. A COMMON-PLACE HERO "Who Furnished His Lady-Lovo With Bod Violota. ' Fonr young people wcro walking along oity street on a breezy, bright llnrch day. Ovor by tho water front the wind was perhaps too high for cora fort, but In this less oxposcd locality it was only brisk onough to lend a becom ing glow to tho complexions of tho young ladle and flutter tliolr ribbons into picturesque confusion. "Wait a minnto. please," saldThorpo Evorloigh, stopping short as ho spoke, and thus bringing to an abrupt halt not only Violet Warner, who was be side, him, but the pair directly follow ing. 'What is the object of interest here, Evorloigh?" inquired Paul Dunning, looking about him. "Oh, nood you ask!" exclaimed his companion, Annio Ford, with a ripplo of playful lauglitor. "Doesn't that child'H expression speak for itself?" And. indeed, the face behind tho llowor-stand was oloquont onough with out -worth in ite mingled mirth, rccog nit'on and ojcpcotancy, and tho dimplos that aliased each othor in and out of the odd littlo creases in tho cheeks. "Tho top o' tlio mornin' to yo, Nora," said Evcrloigh, with a hno otogiio, Ixiginnlng to pullAtlio flowers about. "What havo you got that is prolty to-dav? I want something for each of my friends hero." Nora put hor hoad on ono sido in a -considering attitude, as hor bluo Irish oyos, under tlioir dark lashes, glanced from hor flowers to tlio group before her and bank again. "Shure Misther Ivcrlo'gh, sorr," slio began in tlio coax ing accents of her nation, "thoy to all frosh the day. And what wud yo bo plazcd to want, thin, sorr?" "Now, ladies and gentlemen, if you fcol equal to tho plural. Dunning," said Evorloigh with mock improssivc noss, "what will yon choose in a breast knot?" "May wo not loavo tho choice to you, Mr. Evorloigh?" said Miss Ford, smil ing prottily up in his face. "Do, please, .select a flower for mo!" "Certainly, Miss Annio," answered Evorloigh readily. "How do you liko tca-rosos?" holding out a beautiful, del:-catoly-tintod bunch. Tho young lady reoeived it with au ditor upward smile, but Evorloigh had turned to Miss Warnor, and was prof fering her a cluster of fragrant, deep blue violota. "Tour namesakos," ho said. "Won't you tako thorn now?" There was iomotKing significant, almost beseech ing in his tono. But Violet Warner d.d not scorn to notice it. "No," sho answered, carolcssly, "I would rather havo some of those red carnations. What a splendid color!" Evorloigh appeared more disappointed than tlio occasion seemed to warrant. 'Whon will you let mo give you sorao -violota?" he urged, looking down into hot face. "Whou? Oh, when voit can glvo mo rod violets," sho answorcd, lightly, as alio lifted tho carnations, yot with a cer tain moaning in tho eyes that mot his. "But where is Mr. Dunning's bouton nioro?" sho added, glancing at tho othor. Thus recalled, Evorloigh pickod out a "bouquet of lilics-of-tho-valley, which ho handed to Dunning, "to symbolize your purity of soul," as ho laughingly explained, and which Annio Ford kindly pinned on that gentleman's coat. "And what is your pwn to bo Ever lolgh?" nakod Dunning. "Oli, violols, of course," interposed Miss Ford, uwitotly. "Did you over sco Mr. Evorloigh w th any tiling olso but -yio'ets in his button-holo? llolsviolot iiiad." Perhaps ho was. But, if so, ho did not attonipt to extend tho crazo, for hu oilored thom to no ono olso. After se lecting a olustor for himself ho inovod awav, leaving a liberal compensation on flora's stand, and followed by a look of adoring gratitudo from Noni's oyes. "What a sort of licensed beggary that is!" remarked Dunning, as ho noticed this. "It would bo a good citing to put such girls to somo steady, ittufiil occu pation." "l'ockot-pioklng, for examplo," said J-Ivcrloigh, with a short laugh. "That is about tho only othor thing opon to tills particular girl." "IndoodP" said Dunning with a sn- Jiorlor air. "Yot I can not liolp think ng that with patience undporsovorauco .sho might" "Starve creditably in a wook," broke In Evorloigh. "I bogyour pardon, Dun ning, but it really Is nonsonso, you know. Nora and hor littlo lamo broth er would simply starve If sho nogloctod hor How or-staud to attempt impossibil ities." "I nm hardly a bollovor In tlio Impos. elblo," answorcd Dunning, raising his hoad loftily, Vlolot Warnor raised hors, too, and a light camo Into hor oyos. "You bo liovo with Tennyson that Man Is man, And master ot his fa to,' " she suid. Evorloigh broko Into a frank laugk, "Woll," ho said, "If Tennyson bollovea that ot a Now York flower-girl, I think lio talks nonsonso, too." Yiotot colored slightly, and Dunning poreoptlbly frowned, Miss Ford softly diverted lha'eoavorsatlon, 'Woll," alio romarkod, smilingly, "If nothing Is Impossible, pcrhnps somo timo Mr. Evorloigh will show us rod violets, after nll.,T "No, for that Is not In nature," said Violet. "People can't do what Is not in natitro." Sho spoko quickly and rathtr hardly. Thot'o was u certain significance In hor lone which Evorloigh seemed to under stand. "And If I do show them lo you somo day," ho said, giving back her look, "you will admit then that thoy aro in nature Violet?" "I siippo'o I must, then but but you can not, for thoy aro not I" sho concluded, with triumphant fumlulno loirie 'I'l,.,,. ,,, Hnmitiir. llin n.wl nt thrill walk now, and tho conversation dropped. At Violet's door tho young ladles bado ad'ott to their companion;", who walked away togethor. But although thoy woro apparently on terms of easy intimacy, thnro was littlo real comradeship botwoon tho two young mon. Tholr ns-ioclatlon was mora n maltor ot clrcttuiAtanoo than of cholco, Dunning having brought lottors to Mr. Thorpe, Evorlclgh's unolo. Tho old baukor could not slight tho introduc tions of valued business connootions, so, at his desire, tho nophow made tho new comer frco of his "sot" a tolerably largo ono as well as of that narrower olrclo of which Violet Warner was the vorv innermost link. Privatolv Evor loigh considered Dunning a "humbug," and had oven so oxprcssod himself to Violet on ono occasion. But as Violet did not sharo his opinion, it hurt him moro than it did Dunning. Tho latter had a way of theorizing which was ox tromoly 'distasteful to Evorloigh, but which attracted Vlo'ct, who took tho speaker on tho valuation of utterances according so thoroughly with her own sentiments. Violet was romantic, and inclined to apply tlio touclwtono of tho heroic to common llfo, a dangerous practice, unless ono is certain of having tho true touchstone. Sho listoned with a kindling oyo to Dunning's quotations and aspirations, and contrasted him with Evorloigh, whom sho sot down as a good looking, woll-drcsscd, commonplaco unit of fash on, who was vory nico, of courso, but of whom nothing great could ever bo expected. She even told him so when ho ofTonslvoly culled tho hcro'c Paul a humbug. 'That is liccauso you can't under stand hint," sho itad said sovorcly. "Ho has capabilities that you can not evon imagine." "Well, but really, now, Violet, what aro they?" Evorloigh had asked in desparation. "I don't see that ho over does any thing difl'crontfrom other peo ple?" "Perhaps not yot but ho sees the splendid possibilities of life'. Tho vision of tho world, and all tho wonder that would bo!" quoted Violet witlt a rapt and mystic air. And then Evorloigh had said, half in jostand half in earnest, that all tho wonder would be, in his opinion, if Paul Dunning could earn his salt to save his life. At which Violet grew vexed again, and tho two parted m somo feel ng. It is possiblo that Violnt's ideas wore just a littlo vaguo and visionary, and that In hor eagerness for results she sometimes overlooked tho means. It was natural that her spirit should respond to tho noble utterancos which Paul Dun ning who was certainly a largely ap preciative young man could find upon every memo, oui n wouiu, pernaps, havu shown more depth and soundness of judgment If sho could havo recog nized tnftt Thorpo Evorloigh, in staying in Now York and transferring from the shoulders of tho old ami childless uncle who had adopted him tho weight of his largo banking business, was doing as good work, in his own degree as if lie had been cloaring tlio path of civiliza tion in the wilderness, or loading a for lorn hope in somo war-stricken land. But romantic youth is not usually ills; tinguished by deep or sound judgment, and Violet was scarcoly twenty. So, when tho routino of" tho workaday world pressed heavily upon hor at times, sho know of no othor relief than to turn to tho "deeds of high ompriso," among which in imagination, at loast Mr. Paul Dunning was always dwolling. Tlioro was however, anothor who did not beliovo in Mr. Dunning, and this was Violot's cousin and constant com panion, Annio Ford. Sho lacked Vio let's warm til of imagnation, hor gener ous faith in what was noblo, hor aspira t'ons toward tho heights of existence, but sho possessed a hard common sonso which sometimes stood her in good stead of all these. Sho perceived that Dunning's cloquenco had boon, so far, only a fruitless Lower ing, and sho saw no reason why tlio future should differ from tho past. Sho despised him, although sho intended to marry him in case her carefully matured plans should fail. Under that soft and guiloless oxtcrior was a naluro full of machinations, and tlio schemo at pres ent uppermost was to marry Violot to Dunning, unit tQ secure i.vorioign tor herself, for she did not liko her cousin in spito of all tho k'ndnoss sho had received at nor nanus aim sue am nice Evorloigh. Sho had liked him evor sinco sho first saw him, and had meant to bo his wife, although sho know that ho loved Vlolot. But moro than ono man's destiny has been guided un awares by delicalu feminine hands, and oven so tho gentlo Annio intended to guide Evorlclgh's, with tho help of Paul Dunning as an instrument and a lust rosort In caso of failure Violot had no suspicion of all this. Indeed, sho had littlo idea of her cousin's real nature. When, somo months bc foro, sho had porsnadod her father to in vito Miss Ford to become a.moinbor of his housohold, thus okingotit tho poorer girl's sleudor income, sho had hoped to tlntl in her pretty cousin tho s'stur sho had never had. That expectation soon passod away, but Vlolot, who was gon oroslty itself except toward Thorpo Evorloigh would not acknowledge, oven to hor own consciousness, her dis appointment in Annie. And if tlio mask somutimos dropped a little, If tho soft oyos grow hnrd nnd tho sweet voico sharp Violet was always ready to find an oxousu for hor cousin in hor sensitive temperanumt and hor depondont posi tion. Sho took It for grantod that An nio carol for hur In her own way just as shu took it for granted that Thorpo Evorloigh was commonplaco anil unhoroio. Vlolot was undoubtedly tho moro In ellued to romautlo v cws bocauso of tho oxtromoly mattor-of-faot domestic at mosphere In which sho dwolt. Mr. Warnor was a man utterly absorbed in his business atl'ulrs. Ho seoniod to con- sldor both homo and daughtor us ox- qulsltoly urrangod pleoos of maehlnory, for which ho was to supply tho pecuni ary oil necessary to koop thom In work lug order. Ana, having dona this, It did not occur to him that there was any thing moro to do, So Vlolot was proo ueally hor own mistress, froo to com mand hor own llfo and mako hor choloo as sho would, Vlolot herself would havo prcforred loss liberty and moro afl'ctloi, butsinoo sho could not havo tho ono tho othar was somo coihponsation. Sho availed herself of It without stmtj took up ono fancy after utiolhor, refused Thorpo Evorloigh bocauso ho was not a roman tic pioneer, and was at present absorbed In tho splendid possibilities of Paul Dun ning, who, on his side, found It a pleas nnl onough ptoparnt on for tho mighty battlo of Tifo to lounge luxuriously In a beautiful, flower-fragrant room, with two lovoly girls watch'ng cagorly for tho poarls that fell from his lips. As has been said, Annio Ford was his faithful, If unavowed, nlly. She look every opportunity to ndvanoo his cause and hinder Evorlolgh's. Thanks to her, it was several days after tho conversa tion nt Nora Kcllv s llowcr-stuiid before Evorloigh succeeded In socing Vlolot again. Miss Ford, Indeed, was vlslblo, and sho matlo her cousin's excuses vory prettily. Onco It was a bad headache, and again a ilrlvo with Mr. Dunning; In fact, ono pretext and another served tlioir turn so woll that Evorloigh, hith orto unsuspicious, grow weary and em ployed counter-strategy. This proved successful, nnd ho found himself In Vio let's prosonco again. Troubled at tho delay and tho likeli hood of a favored rival, tlio young man forgot his prudsnt Intentions and urged for anothor hearing. But It was only to rccolvo tho old nnswor. Ho was very nico, very agreeable, but, nlasl ho was unhcrolc. Violot would never marry until sho found her ideal. "My dear girl," expostulated Evci' leigh 'between pity and vexation, "you couldn't endure him whon you found him. Now, don't bo oll'endcil, Violet," lie went on, dcprceataigly, "but I think you nro running away with somo im possible idea "It ought not to bo impossible," put in Violet, loftily. "Dauntless de termination nnd horoio eft'ort ought never to disappear." "Woll, sett ng aside tho adjectives." said Evorloigh, witlt a twinklo In Ilia brown oyos, "aro you sure they have disappeared?" "I nm afraid so," answered Violet with as'gh, "except among " "Well, among what?" "Oh. anion!! pioneers and those people," replied Violot, firmly if rather vaguely. Evcrloigh laughed a laugh of genuine amusement, though somo bitterness mingled with it. "I don't know about 'those people' " ,io said, "but what would you do with a pioneer if you had him, "Violot? that is, unless you mean to share his hard ships with him? A pioneer in a largo city is an anomaly." "Perhaps so,'" said Violet, doubt fully, "but his character ought not toi Do. no near: nas gono out oi moucru society." "On tho contrary," unswered Evcr loigh, who thought ho recognized tlio source of theso strictures, "I believe thcro is an immonse amount of it lelt, in tlio cities as woll as on tho pla'ns. Surclv. Violot," ho contlnuod with a smile, "you. ol all pcoplo, should not fancy that tho hero is made or unmado by tlio out of his cloth.-s. It does not follow, docs it, that because a man wears a well-fitting coat lie ceases to be a man?" "N-no," said Violet, doubtfully again. Sho could not help recognizing for the hundredth timo Evorlcigh's marked common sonso; then sho sighed again and wished that ho could exchange smue of it for that heroio quality of which he was speaking. "Now, to make the question per sonal" Everlcigh went on, "slnco it all bogan about mo you know how I am situated, Violot! I can not bo a pioneer, even it 1 wished to. What would become of my uncle's banking business? What would become of my undo himsolf? Why, I really believe ft would kill him! And when I remember what he has dono for mo! From tho timo I was a boy ho hns been liko tlio kindest and most generous of fathers. No, I'll novor leave him; I'll break my own heart sooner than his. But there are plenty of things a man can do to prove his niettlo ye", oven hero in New York, and I will 'find something, I promiso you, Violet! I'll give you tlio red violets yet, and then then, dear, you'll wear thom, won't you?" lio nau taKon nor nanci anu was iook ing down into tier eyes, and Violet, as she. looked back at him, and heard his quick, passionate words, could not holp thinking, in spito of his fashionable at tire, his nicely-trimmed mustache and careful ologanco of person, how very manly and strong of purpose ho scorned. She let hor hand lie in his while she an swered, with another sigh: "But you know, Thorpo, there isn't any thing you can do. Earnestness lias been refined away from our civilization Mr. Dunning hays." "Mr. Dunning!" Evorloigh paused to find a phrase not too vigorous for Violot's oars, when thoro was a stop at tho parlor door which made tho two just within start aside. In anothor mo ment tho person last mentioned Mr. Paul Dunning himself entered, to gether with Miss Annio Ford. Tho sub ject naturally chauzed, and a goneral conversation onbtiod, in tlio courso of which nothiiiir moro serious than a con- cort party for tho morrow was talked uf. This was mainly Annio Ford's mo tion, who, find ng hor strategy fail at last, thought it bettor to direct what sho could not provont. So sho organized an expedition in which Mr. Dunning should bo Violot's companion, nnd Evoricigh hor own, In the hopo that hor cousin and Paul might havo como to an understanding before their return. Tlio occasion was a matineo, and the special attraction a bright particular star expected soon to set forover to tho Western horizon. Miss Ford surveyed tho crowded housa while sho listoned to tlio liquid modulations, and wondered how it farod with hor own small privato venture, as sho glanced from timo to timo at tho two so absorbed to gether lit tho romant;o atmos phere of passionato melody and soft Italian acconts. As for Evorloigh, ho sat H.lont and somewhat moody be side his protty companion. A growing suspicion of tho treachery that lurked bonoath hor sweot tones and appeal ng glances was in his mind, and a foar, which opt paco with it, that Violet, too, was being dccolvod and ensnared boyond rotioat. Ho was glad whon it was all ovur, whon tho wonderful volco had breathed its last sigh and tho or chestra hud thundered its last crush to tho echoes of the emptying house. Thoy woro not a vory Iivoly party us thoy drove home in tho gathering dusk. Vlolot and Paul Dunning wore discuss ing the. rolutlvo merits of Italian and German music, while long sllonocs foil between Everloltrh and Miss Ford. Tho latter amused herself by Idly regarding tlio various stroots through which thoy passed, bo it was nor oyo tunc uiseov erod tho familiar faco of Nora Kelly, tho flower girl, "Whyi tlioro Is our littlo Nora with a dreadful man," fho said; "and why, what Is tho matter? Is sho crying?" Evorloigh. roused from his abitrao tlon, liftod his oyos. "Stop!" ho called sharply to tho coachman, who brought his horses up near tho group, Norn's companion corininly justified Miss Ford's epithet of "droadiul." Ho was a large, powerfully-built follow, with n biillot-hoad and thick red neck, a representative oily "rough." Ho was hohfffig up a small, doforiued boy, In n vlco-IIKO grip, which oviuonuy not oiny frightened but hjtrt tho llltlo weakling extremely. Bcsldo him, Nora, with DIPHTHERIA-SCARLET FEVER. nnsotntintn grids. U'ns vnllllt Illl'llllIllP' to desist. Just tlion sho caught sight of Evcrloigh. "Ohl Mlsthor Iverlolgh," sho cried with wild appeal, "for tho lovo of Hlvcn mako him put tno littlo brothor downl It's klllln' him ho is Intlroly-" "You brtitol" Evorlolgh's vehomont tones cut through tlio girl's cliok ng voice "Put that child tiown, ttoyoti hoar?" Tho man turned round an evil, in flamed face "Is it tho llltlo hunch back yo'ro jilazcd to want, sorr?" ho answered with insoiont mockery, as ho deliberately gavo tho frail littlo crcn turo a shako that brought forth a scream of pain. "Uomo an' tuKo mm, mini" "I will;" Evorloigh jumped out of tho carriage "Come, Dunning, we'll givo this boast ft littlo lesson." Dunning cleared his throat. "Balhcr a low alTair for gentlemen. I hardly sco why wo should do polico work," lio said, looking up and down tho unfre quented by-street. "Supposo $0 drive to tlio eomor nnd send one around?" Evcrloigh turned away contemptu ously. "And let tho child's hones bo broken beforo vo could find ono?" ho said. "Ho, this is somothing that can't wit" . "Lot mo go with you, sir," eagerly put m tho coachman, a slight young follow, but still always ready to follow whoro Evcrloigh led the way. "No, you stay horo with tlio ladles. I leave thom in your caro," suid Evor loigh, adding as ho went forward: "Don't be afraid Violet, these bullies aro always cowards." But horo ho was wrong. This par ticular bully was not a coward, and ho fought with a savogo good-will. For tunately, Everlcigh good causo was supplemented by a wiry and supplo frame Violet had turned hor back on Dun ning, and sat with Iter hands convul sively clinched. Sho was ashy pale "That horrible man!" sho gasped, "ho will kill him!" "Letgio go, miss," urged tho coach man again, cagor to help Evorloigh, whom lio had greatly admired. But even as ho spoko Everlcigh had the man down on tho pavemont, where ho hold him fait while recovering breath, until a chance pollcoman coming up took charge of tho fallen hero. Nora and Jimmy had already disappeared. Then tho victor roturned to tho carriage whero tho coachman's broad grin of de light brought n smile to his own lips. But it died away as his eyes rested on Violet s white face. "I'm afraid I'm rather dilapidated looking," ho said, apologetically, glancing down at his torn coat, stained with tho cvidonces of tho affray. Ho certainly did not look much liko a "fashiouablo unit" at that moment. "I'll sco if I can't mako myself a littlo less compromising for tlio rest of tho party," ho added, taking out his hand kerchief to wipo away the blood from a long scratch on ono cheek. "Tuko mine," said Violot quickly. Sho had loft tho carriage at his ap proach, and moved a step nearer to him. Ho gave hor a look half deprecating, half grateful, us ho took tho dainty littlo porfumod square and removed tho blood-marks from his faco and his torn coat. Violot's eyes, which followed his motions, rested on tho bunch of ilowcrs which, oddly enough, throughout tho struggle had remained in his button hole A peculiar expression camo into her eyes. "Tho vlolots have blood on them, too, Thorpe," sho said. Ho looked down at them, laughed a littlo regretfully at tlioir stained and broken bravery, and niado a movement to throw them into the street. But sho stopped his hand. "Givo them to me," sho murmured. Ho looked at her In surprise "But thoy aro all stained, and" "les," sno sain, "i Know rea vio lets. It seems thoy were in nature, af ter all." A flush of pleasure camo Into his faco; then ho honestly protested. "Oh. that was nothing. Any ono would havo dono tho same" "No." said Violet demurely, "somo would havo waited to call tho police" Ho laughed as his oyo glanced round to Dunning sitting very stately and dig nified in tho carriago at a littlo distance "Well," ho said lightly, "you know I always told you ho was a humbug! But, Violot," ho continued moro earnestly, "I hopo you don't considorsuch a thing as that the measuro of my capabilities? Ono of theso days I will givo you real proof." "I don7 1 wan t any thing more real than that," interrupted Violet, with a shud der. "And, Thorpe," alio added, her color rising, "I boliovo Ihavoonly been wait'ng all this while for an excuse to take you. Tho feelings I had whon that horrible man was pounding you! Givo mo tho violets," sho concluded, with' sudden imperiousness. And, all crushed and stained as thoy were, sho trans ferred thom to hor own dress, whero thoy lay hidden in a fold of soft lace Moantimo tho two left in tho carriago during tlio progress of Evorlolgh's re habilitation woro holding a conversa tion of somo interest to both. After a word to tho young man when ho first camo back, MiBs Ford had not attempt ed to mako hersolf a third in a toto-a-toto of so very private a nature Sho could porcoivo, from various indica t'ons, that her machinations had sud denly boon defeated. So sho turned to hor last resort, tho man who remained with hor, and whom sho secrotly de spisod as much as sho admired tho othor. "Do como and sit by me, Mr. Dun ning," sho said in hor sweetest tones. "Violet will bo so taken up with Mr. Evorlolgh's littlo piece of bravado that sho won't havo a tlionght for any thing olso this ovoning. Do tako pity on poor deserted mo." And Dunning, who also read tho signs of tho times clearly enough, took tho hint (us sho meant ho should) without fooling tho sting which it olovorly con cealed. Ho took tho boat besldo Miss Ford, who soothod his milled solf-com-plaeoncy with implied pralsos of his thouglitfiilncss in staying to protoot thom instead of rashly Involving thom 'n such a quostlonablo nflulr, as that in considerate Mr. Evorloigh had done It was not oxoctly liko a gontlomon.wus It? But than, of courso, ono had to mako allowances for commoner nn ture So sho murmurod on to this man, whom sho meant to marry, whilo ho, qiiito rostored to his lofty serenity, listened nnd looked, and thought what romaikablo good tasto Miss lord pos sossod, mid how vory protty sho was as raised hor soft oyos to his. And so, In this quarter also, matters woro sot right f tor fashion, -luttcl'uluum Onqmi, in Detroit i'ree iVess. rrct nntlnn nnd Ttcftrtctlon of Thre I)r rvlly I)lcmrn -Important Circular lamed by Hi- Ohio Htntn llourd of Uraltti. Dlptitliorin la otton raoit malignant nnd fatal dinanao, nnd each year causos macy ilontlisln our Stato. For this rea son, and thnt It Is to a largo extent a pro Tcntabto dlscnso, tlio State Doard of Health havo Issued this document, hoping to tilt emlnnto among tho peoplo euuli facts known about tlio dlsonso, ns mny restrict IU uprcnd and provont its oecurronco. Diphtheria Is n contagious and Infoctlous (lleoiiHO, ami luo strict aimorvnnco oi uio following rules nnd precautions nre urged upon all who mny como la contact with It. t. Whon a rhllil lias soro throat with foTer, and especially wbon diphtheria is present in tho neighborhood, it should bo kept apart from othors until a compotont physlolnn has dotormluod it is not diph tlioria. 2. Whon a person Is known to bo sick with illphtliorin, ho should Immediately bo sopnrnted from all othors, excepting his attcnilnnts. nnil remorod to a room which should bo spoclally proparod for his occu pancy. it. This room should bo proparod by ro moving from it all superfluous furniture, carpets, oxtra clothing, books, wimiowcur tains, nnd alt other similar articles not nocded In tho room. It should bo as re mote as posslblo from tho family rooms preferably, in tho uppor story and care should bo tnkou to socuro an nbundnnce of fresh air, without exposing tho patient to direct drafts. 4. A enrd with "Diphtheria" on it In largo, plain lottors should bo plncod in a conspic uous position on tho houso in which thorn Is a purxon sick with tho dlscnso. No child should bo allowod to entor tho houio. 5. No one should bo admitted to tho sick room, except the necessary nursos and at tendants. ((. No food or drink which has boon in tho sick room should bo pni tnken of by tho noil. Tho dishes carried in should bo washod sopnrnloly. 7. Undor no circumstances should tho bod clothos or tho pntiont's body linen lis mixed with tho other soiled clothing, or bo ndmlttod to tho general wash, without bo ing tlrst thoroughly dlsiufoctod. 8. All porsoiiB recovering from diph theria nro dangerous, and Bbould not bo permlttod to nttond school, charch, or any public assembly until, in the judgment of a caroful physician, thoy aro no longar a source of contagion. 9. No public funornl should bo held of any person dying of dlphthoria. In no caso should any child bo pormlttod to nttenu. DISINFECTION. When case of diphtheria occurs, let the following disinfectant solutions be pro pared at on coo: Solution Xo. 1. Dissolve chloride of limo, of the best quality, in soft water, in the proportion of four ounces to the gallon. Solution Xo. 2. Dissolve sulphato of iron (known also ub copporas) in not wator. In the proportion of two pounds to the gallon. (It has boon demonstrated that copporas is not properly a disinfectant. It is an ex collout antiseptic, arresting putrefactive decomposition, but does not destroy tho vitality of disears germs or the infecting power of material containing them. Henco it must not bo substituted for Solutions No. 1 or No. 8.) Ruin for Dinlnftctlon. 1. The dischorgos from the throat, mouth and noso aro ex ceedingly poisonous and should be received on soft cloths, which must bo immediately burned or immersed in Solution No. 1. 2. The discharges from the kidneys and bowols, and vomitod matters, aio also dan gerous, and should be received in a vossel containing Solution No. 1. Retain in tho vossol fifteen minutes, when tho contonts may safely bo thrown into tho water closet or privy vnult 3. The soiled clothing, bod linen, towels, etc., should at onco, beforo being carried from the sick room, be placed in boiling water and boiled (or tntrty minutes, it, for any reason, this can not be done, thoy may be soakod in tho following solution : Solution Xo. 3. Dissolve corrosive subli mate in hot water, in tho proportion ot two ounces to tho gallon. Label poison, and keep in a wooden or earthen vessol. Take two fluid ounces, or n half-teacup-ful of this solution to one gallon of wnter, and lot tho articles to bo disinfected bo thoroughly soaked in this, remaining im mersed nt least two hours: thoy may thon bo wrung out and sent to the wash. 4. Tho body of a person who hns dtod of diphthorla should bo washod with So lution No. 1 and wrapped in a sheet wot with the samo. Tho body should bs buried nt onco, and in no case should be exposed to vlow. 5. Af tor death or recovery of tho sick, the room, furniture, and othor contents not to bo destroyed, must be thoroughly disinfected. a. It is best to burn all nrticles which havo been in contact with tho person. Thoso too valuable to destroy may bo treatca as ioiiows: "b. All articlos which can be washod mny bo treated according to Hulo 3, undor Dis infection. c. Clothing and bodding which can not bo washed may be disinfected by oxposure to dry heat for tlrreo or four hours. A temperature of 2110 o Fab. must bo main tained during this time, nnd the articlos freely exposed, i. e not folded or arranged in piles or bundles. 7. The room and all articlos in it, which can not be trented by either of the above methods, must bo thoroughly fumigated. a. Tho contents of tho room should bo so arranged as to expose tho greatest amount of surface to tho action of the disinfectant. Hoavy woolen clothing, silks, furs, stuffed bed covers and similar articlos, should lio bung up in tno room aim pocKots turned inside out. Pillows, mattresses, upholstered furniture, etc., must be cut open and tho contouts spread out for fumigation. Carpots are best fumigated on the floor. After fumigation, those articles must all bo bung in tho opon air and thoroughly bcaton and shaken. 8. To disinfect a room by fumigation, procoed as follows: a. Close tho apnrtment as complotoly as possible, stopping all openings through which tho gas might osciipe. Thoroughly dampen the floor, walls, and furniture. I. For a room about ten feet square, tako throo pounds of sulphur, brokou into small fragments. For larger rooms use a Btato Hoard ot Health would not be doing its whole duty If it fallod to point out tho best porstblo moans known of reitriotiug and preventing this dread disoaso. nroportlonntoly largor amount ot sulphur, rut it into an iron pan, and to nvoido ilnu gor from flro, support tho pan on bricks, placed in a tub containing a faw inches of wator. Moisten tho sulphur with alcohol and set on ilro.bolng caroful not to brentbo tho fumes of tho burning sulphur. Whon certain tho sulphur is burning woll, loavo the room, close tho door, and allow tho room to bo tightly closed for several hours. c. Onau all tho windowx and air the room thoroughly for sovoral hours. If tho wall and ceilings are papered, remove tho pnpor and burn it. Tho floor, walls, coll ing, wooden furniture, etc., should bo thoroughly washed with a solution madoby adding two pints of Solution No. '.i to four pillions of water. Allow this to remain on for twouty-iour nours, ana men scruu thoroughly with soap and hot wator. 11. Tho houso and premlsos' generally should bo put in the cleanest condition pos sible, and every moans taken to uccure pure ulr and pure drinking wntor. 10. Collars, privies, eoss-pools. wator closots, drains, sewers, ota, should be fro miently and liberally treated with Solution No. 2. The foregoing methods ot disinfection are applicnmo in an contagious (menses. If Solution No. 1 is obiectionablo an ac count of the odor ot the chloride ot lime, an equally elllciont disinfectant, to bo used hi tlio samo way, may bo inailo by adding oun plot of Solution No. 3 to ono gallon ot wator. It is necessary to leave it a longer time at least an hour in contact with the material to bo dlsiufoctod. Label all solutions of corroalvo sabllmato notion. HtKVENTlVn MKASUKES. 1. Avoid the contngium ot tho dlsoase. Espoclally hhould children bo guarded Against contact with any thing which has been near ono sick with tho disease. 2. He caroful ot books, toys, cats and dogs which may have boou huudled by a diphtheria patient. 3. It any one visits suoh a case, ho should batho, dlsiufoot and chango his clothing beforo going whero thoro are chil dren. 4. Uowaro ot any ono with a soro throat; do not kiss such a person, or drink from tno samo oup, or put any ming into your mouth ho may have handled. ft. Whon dlphthoria Is orient In your neighborhood, boware ot rukltig children to crowded assemblies in uuveutllated rooms. U. See that your bouse, cellar and yard are kept perfectly olean, and your living ttnd sleeping rooms are woll ventllatod, Cleanliuess, pure air and pure wator are the three great foes ot this disease, To tho public these rules may seom nu merous mid, peruana, unimportant, but tho HOAItr.UT PRVRtl. Scarlet fevor, also called tcarlatlna, scar let rash, canker rash, etc., is a dangerous, contagious disease, ot farmoro Importanco In our State, owing to Its frequency, than olthor small-pox or cholera. Tho contngium or poison of scarlot fevor nrpassos that of any othor oniptlvo fevor, xcopt small.pox, in Its tonaclous attach ment to objects and in portability to dis tant localities. Tho poison may retain Its Infecting prop. ertlos for months unless dvsfroyod by proper disinfection. It usually attacks children tinder ton yoars of ago, banco the groat importanco of preventing children from being exposed to tho disoaso. The latest orldence Indi cates that scarlot fever novor origin ates from any tollurio or atmospheric influonco, but Is always duo to a spoolflo principlo or contagium. In other words, scarlot fovor can only occur by infoctlon from a pro-existing easo ot tho samo dis oaso. Countries havo boon freo from it for contiirlos till imported by coinmorce. In viow of this fact, the groat Importanco of isolation, quaraiitino and dlslnfoctlon in preventing tho spread of the disoaso, is boyond quostlon. From want of proper precautions in this respect, it not infre quently hnppons that scarlot fovor will attack succesilvely a largo family of chil dren. It is beliovod thatj.by tho strict oh sorvnnco of tho following rulos nnd regula tions this rllsoase may bo greatly rostnetod iu our State: 1. Whon a child hns soro throat and fever, and ospociolly when scarlet fovor is present in the neighborhood, it should Im mediately uo separated irom oiaars until a physician has hoon it, and determined whether it has scarlet fovor. 2. When a person is known to bo sick with this disoaso, no mattor how light the attack may appoar to bo, ho should Imme diately bo soparntod from all others ex cepting his attendants, nnd romovod to a room specially prepared for his occupancy. 3. This room should bo prepared by removing from it all superfluous fur niture, carpots, extra clothing, books, etc.: In short, ever thing not absolutory nooded for tho comfort ot tho sick, or the convenience of tho attendants. All closets connoctod with tho room should have everything removed from thom. 4.. Tbo room should be large, proferably in tho upper story, nnd ns far removed from tho familv rooms as possible. 5. The best means for dlsinfoctlng a sick room is to socuro nn nbundanco ot frosh air. The patient, howovor, must not bo exposed to direct drafts, and this can be avoidod by fitting beneath tho lower window-sash a strip ot board a few iuchos in width. 0. Other children of tho family, not af focted, may bo sent to somo place whero there are no children, or others liable to tako tho disoaso; but their clothing should havo had no contact with tho patient, or should bo dlsiufoctod, and they should re main apart from tho public for a poriod of two weoks. 7. Friends should not bo allowod to visit tho pationt, and no ono should bo admitted to the sick-room oxcopt tho nurso and nec essary attendants. No child must bo al lowod to entor tho houso. 8. A card with "Scarlet Fovor" on it should bo placed in a conspicuous position on Wo houso or premises In which there is a person sick with the disoaso. 'J. Tho attendants should woar only such clothing as can be washed, and should koop themselves and their pntiont perfoctly cloan. Rspociaily should they guard against allowing tho discharges from tho pationt to remain on their hands, which should be frequently washod In a disinfect ant solution. 10. Food or drink which has boon in tho sick-room should not be thrown in tho s-vill-harrol ; it should be cared for in the samo' manner as tho discharges of tho pationt. 11 All .,n rrlnnana wnrna nt Moa.1 in the sick-room should bo washed separate from tho other dishes, and should remain somo time in boiling water. 12. Towels, bed-clothes, tho patient's body linon, ota, should not bo mixod with tho othor soilod clothing, or be admltiod to the goneral wash without boing first thor oughly disinfected. 1.!. AUporsons recovering from scarlot fovor aro dangoious, and should not bo pormitted to attend school, church, or' other public assembly, nor allowod to play with othor children. They aro sources of contagion so long us any peeling or scaling oi tno sum continues, ana muse uo Kept secluded until this process is fully com pleted. 14. A public funornl must not bo hold of any ono dying from this disoaso, anil in no case should any child bo permitted to at tend. Nowspapor notices of such deaths should distinctly stato that the deceased diod of scsxlet fovor. DISINFECTION. Whon a case of scarlet fever occurs, let the following disinfectant solutions bo pre pared nt onco: Solution Xo. 1. Dissolvo chlrrido of limo, of the bost quality, in soft water, in the proportion of four ounces to tho gallon. (It has boon demonstrated that copporas is not properly a disinfectant. It is an ex cellent autlseptio, arresting putrefactive decomposition, but doos not destroy tho vitality of dlseaso conusor the infecting powor ot material containing them. Henco it must not be substituted for Solu tions No. 1 or No. 2.) Solution Xo. 2. Dissolvo corrosivo sabll mato in hot water, in tho proportion of two ouncos to tho gallon, and add ono drachm of permanganate ot potash to each gallon to give color to tho solution. 1. rue uiscuarges irom tue taroat, mount and noso aro oxtromoly dangerous, and should bo received on soft cloths (handker chiefs should not bo usod) which must bo Immediately burned or immersed in Solu tion No, 1. 2. Vomitod mattors, discharges from the bowels, kidneys, eyes, ears and skin, are also dangerous, and should be treated as above, or bo directly received in a vessel containing a pint or moro of Solution No. 1. Retain in tho vossel thirty minutes, when tho contents may be thrown in tho wator-closot or privy-vault. 3. Tho particlos of skin thrown off from tho patient's body are supposed to bo fre quent carriors ot tho contagium. and, un less countermanded by tho physician, the lmdv should bo frenuentlv anointed with vaseline, nil, ota, which prevents their dissomination. 4. Tho soiled clothing, bod linon, towels. eta, should at onco bo placoil in boiling water and Polled thirty minutes, it tins can not bo dono in the sick room, thoy should be placed immediately in a solution prepared oy adding a nan toacupiui oi so lution No, 2 to one gnllou ot wator; or in tho samo proportion for largor quantities. Allow them to remain in the solution at loast two hours: thoy may then bo wrung out nnd sout to the laundry. 5. Tho body of a person who has died of scarlet fever should b i washod with Solu tion No. 1 aud wrapped in a shout wot with tho samo. The t odvshould bo buriod at once, nnd in no en J should be exposed to viow. 7. Aftor death or rocovory ot tho sick, tho room, furniture, aud othor contents not to bo destroyed, must bo thoroughly disinfected. ii. It is bost to burn all articlos which havo boon in contact with tho portion. Thoso too valuable to dostroy, may bo treated as follows: 6. All articlos which can bo washod may be treated according to Uulo 4, under Dis infection. 7. Tho room and all articlos in it, which can not bo treatod by either ot tho abovo methods, must bo thoroughly tumlgatod. a. The contents ot tho room sliould be so arranged ns to oxposo the greatest amount of surface to the action ot the dis infectant. Hoavy woolen clothing silks, furs, stuffed bod covors aud similar arti clos, should bo hung up in tbo room and pookets turned inside out. Pillows, mat tresses, upholstered furniture, eta, must bo cut opon and the contents spread out far fumigation. Carpets nro best tumlgatod on tho floor. Aftor fumigation, these arti clos must nil bo hung in tho open air aud thoroughly beaten and shakou. 8. To disinfect a room by fumigation, procoed as follows: ii. Close tho apartment ns completely as possible, stopping all openings through which tho gas might oscapo, Thoroughly dampen the lloor, walls aud furniture. i. For a room ubout ten foot miuuro. take throo pounds of sulphur, broken into small fragments. For larger rooms use a room thoroughly for several hours. It tho wall nnd ceilings nropaporel. romovo th paper and burn It. Tho floor, walls, coil ing, wood work, etc., should bo thoroughly washed with a solution made by adding two pints of Solution No. 2 to four gallon of wntor. Allow this to remain on for twenty-four hours, and thon scrub thor oughly with soap and hot wator. 0. The room should bo thoroughly nlroil for sovoral days, nnd children kopt out of it as long as possible. The houso ana promises generally should bo put la tho cleanest possible condition. Tho foregoing methods of disinfection aro applicable in nil oontngoous dlsoase). If Solution No. 1 Is objectlonablo on ac count of the odor of tho chloride ot lime, nn equally clllclent dlslnfoctnnt, to bo used in tho samo way, may bo made by adding ono pint of Solution No. 2 to ono gallon of wator. It Is necessary to loavo it a longar timo at loast an hour In pnntnet with the matorlal tobodlslnfectod. (It should bo remembered that solutions of corrrtsivo subllmato will Injure lead plpos if passed through thom in large quantities.) Label all solutions of corrosive sublimate jiofsoa. ritr.vr.NTivn ME9nnns. 1. Avoid tho contngium of the dlsoase. Especially should children bo prevented from going noar a caso nt scarlot fovor, or from coming In contact with any thing which has boon noar one sick with this dis oaso. 2. Be careful of books, toys, cats and doers wlileh 'nav hnvn been handled by scarlot fovor pationt. Tho disease hasboen spread by circulating libraries; picture books having been taken therefrom to nmtiso tho patient, and retumod without boing disinfected. 3. Ono rocovorlng from this dlsense should not bo pormittod to mlnglo with tho public, until ho and his clothing havo boon thoroughly clonnod and disinfected. 4. No child coming from a homo contain ing n caso of scarlot fovor, should b allowod to attend school or othor public assembly, and should bo preyentod from plnylng with othor children. 5. Any ono coming from such a house should bathe, disinfect nnd chango his clothing boforo going whoro thoro are chil dren. 0. Bowaro of any ono with a sore throat; do not allow your children to bo kissed by such a person, or to drink from tho same cup. 7. Wlion scarlot fover Is oreient in your community do not take chlldreti to crowded assemblies in unventilated rooms. 8. See that your house and premises nrs porfectly cloan. Look to your cellars, sowors, cess-pools, sinks and water-closets, and allow no decayingammal or vogotable mattsr to poison the atmosphere of your dwelling. To thoso who fail to appreciate the seri ous nature of this disoaso. thoso ru'os mar soom numorous, nnd. perhaps, unimport nnt. Prevention is hotter thnn euro, and tho Stato Doard of Health his presented the best possible means known of restrict ing and preventing the spread ot scarlot fever. MARKETABLE HORSES. Why.'Farmers Can Nat Afford to Raise Seconil-Orailo Animals. It may bo said of horses as of whoat that any and all grades aro marketable, but tho farmer who has, from yoar to year, grown wheat, knows very well that when ho succeeds in getting a crop thnt grades No. 1, ho baroly gots day wages for growing and marketing tlio crop, after counting all contingent ex penses. Tins boing so, it tils crop turns out to bo of low grado thcro is no escaping loss upon it, bocauso in no particular is it grown for less monoy Eor bushel than it costs to grow tho est. Tho samo rule holds good in tlio dairy, as shown by the fact that tho butter or chceso from a given herd of cows will bo first class If made by ono party, whilo in tho hands of anothor tho lowost grado only is produced. Horses, liko wheat and buttor, tako rank lit market according to tlioir quality, and tlio good, that sell for high hguros, feed in tho samo pasture and cat the samo quality of oats and hay as tho veriest plug. All horses that can do duty may bo said to bo marketable, but in the sonso that rejected wnouc is markotablo, only at the lowest figures, though all tho process through which the low-grade stock is carrieii is as ex pansive in tho caso of tlio poor in quality as in tlio case of tho best, savo and except tho influonco of tlio seed used, anu this of course cuts an im portant figure. But, says one, to pro duce a good quality of grain of any kind you must have a good quality of seed as a foundation, and applying this to horses, the start is moro exponsivo if a man would havo stock markotablo at good figures than though he grow nnimals of lower grade This, in a measure, is true. yot mon who own fairly good brood marcs, for tho purpose of saving tho paltry sum of ten or fifteen dollars in tho sorvico of a sire, will continually roar horses for which thoy got only low prices. Tho dilloronco that grows out of tho servico of a good sire, as com pared to ono of low grade, not infre quently makes a diflbrenco of ono-third tn tho selling value of a mature horse, and It is fair to placo it higher than this in many cases. National Live Stock Journal. THE WEED NUISANCE. Tho Only Way to Rid a Farm From Ml Sorts of Weeds. It is related in a California paper that Chinamon nro making monoy in California going over stacks of straw abandoned by farmers and cloaring ou tho mustard-sood in thom. Ono China man will savo 100 pounds or moro a day and make bettor wages from what tho whito man throws away than farm ors have mado from tlioir grain crops. What a commentary upon agricul ture Monoy can bo mado in Califor nia by soparating mustard-sued from tho straw of tho coral grains. Mustard seed as an indepondont crop is a valua ble ono. Among othor crops it Is a wood, and from Its tonaolty in holding to tho soil a vile weed. This sued is also dlssomlnatcd all over tho grain growing region of tho West. Tho seod holds to tho soil for yours, rotainin its vitality until a favorable opportu nity for germination takes placo. Tho only way to rid a farm from the mus tard post is to sow only clean sood from year to yoar, and to bo suro that none) is curried back to tho soil in the straw or othor trash from tlio grain. This may be accomplished in two ways either by burning tho straw and using tho ashes, or by thoroughly do composing until fully rotted. This takes time nnd labor, but wherever manuro is valuable it will pay. What is horo suid of tho seed of mus tard will apply to tho soeds of othor woods. They nro carried to tho fields In trash and by various othor moans. It Is nonsonso to say that tho soeds of woods nro naturally Inherent In tho soil. Thoy oomu from Bood, as do all othor annual plants, and in tho caso ot perennials also from thu continued llfo of tho plants in tho soil, A oomploto summer fallow, by which tho loavos of plants urn not iiormittea to grow, win kill any perennial, evon tho Canada thlhtlo. Tho Boods of annuals onoa eliminated from a soil will not there after bo found unloss ugaln cuyrlod tlinro, nnd reasonably clean cultivation will pruvont tholr spread. Ohicwjo UYibunt, A largo tron r; rowing noar Sanm proportionately mignraiuuuni. in uipuui-. Put it Into an iron pan, mid to avoid danger from flro, support tht paitnii hrlulcK, placed in a tub containing u faw Inches of water. Moisten tin BUlplnil' with alcohol and not on flro. being caroful not tu bnmlho the funios of tho burning sulphur. AVIiou tfl-ikl,i Hm miliilmr lu hin-ntiin- wall. Innvn tliorumn i oloso the door, ami allow tha 1A largo ron s rowing near Hanm room to ba tlihtly ob-,! foruayorol hnun,, Maria du Tulo, Mwtlon, U suid t? motw-, f, upon nu tue winnow mm uir ibj nro tou nun nt tuu uoiur.