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PERRYSnURG, v OHIO. PATIENCE. I Do patlcntl Knsy words to speak While plenty tills tho cup of lite, While health brings rosos to tho check, Ahd tar removed aro caro und strlto. Falling so glibly Irom tho tonguo Of thOHc I often think of this Whom suffcilng 1ms never wrung, Who scarcely know what patlcnco Is. Ilopntlctitl when tho sun'ror lies Prostrate beneath some fell disease, And lone, through torturing agonies, Only for ono short hour of case. Bo patlentl whon tho weary brain In racked with thought and anxious caro, And, troubles In an endless train Seem almost more th.m It can bear. . To feel tho torture of delay, Tho agony of hopo deferred: To labor mill from day to day, Tho prlzo unwon, tho prajer unheard, And still to hopo and strivo and wait Tho due reward of fortune's kiss; This Is to almost conquer fate, Tills Is to learn v hat patlcnco is. If Jcspalr not I though tho clouds nro dark, And storm and danger cil tho slty; Let fate nnd courago guide thy barque, Tho storm will pass, tho port Is nigh. Do patient, and tho tide will turn, Shadows will Moo before tho sun; Tlicfci aro the hopes that llvo and burn To light us till our work Is done. All tho Year Round. II E Emersons woro slaves, bound hnrd and fnst to tlio tyr- custom bondago ing up a fashionable ap pearance with out the ade quate menus 4o support it properly. Upon Mrs. Emerson nnd Harry, the only son, the yoke did not weigh heav 'ily, but it sorely nailed Mr. Emerson; and Margery, the only daughter, chafed against it with all the iueft'ce tual impatience of her seventeen years. "Life 'would be so much easier if we could only givo up pretending'!" she cried; but her mother nnd Harry Bco.Ted at her philosophy. Tho striving nnd piotending, the staving- oil: one debt and getting into another went on apace. ( Lying alone in tho hammock in the fragrant twilight of a late May day, Margery was thinking over things in general with a noble discontent, when suddenly from the room beyond she heard the voices of her mother and father. Mrs. Emerson's tones were conciliatory, as they were apt to be when she bought some new favor; her husband's accents were shrill and im patient, as if his last thread of en durance .were strained. "1 thought, Henry, you'd like the idea of Margery taking this trip with hc Pages." "Like it? Yes, immensely, but I think wo shall all be called upon to lake a trip to the pool house instead. I came to that conclusion this morning when three of Master Harry's bills were forwarded me, each of them four times larger than it ought to be." "Well, but Henry, you can't expect a young man to get through Harvard without bills." 'l'he conciliatory tone was dashed with defiance now, and tho sharpness of tho unswering voice was increased. "I don't expect it. Considering the sort of young man Harry is, 1 should bo a fool if I did. And yet I don't blame him half so much as 1 blame myself. I started him wrong. He'd be twice the man he is now if he hud been making his living for tho last two years, instead of vying with million aires' sons, acting as though my poor little bucket of resources were an in exhaustible spring. And, though it is different with Margery, tho principle is the same. With all that her private schools have done for her, I doubt if she could earn a dollar for herself, and who knows how soon she may need it!" All this was so wildly unlike her much enduring, indulgent father that for it moment the unwilling listener on the piaz.a felt inclined to doubt both his identity and her own; but her dis- J "i wasn't made rat a hoiki, cleiik." position wus so like his that she felt an impatient pity for the feebleness of her mother's reply. "Hut Henry! Harry will bo suro to repay you some day, and u girl as bright and pretty as Margery cannot fall to marry well." "Now, May," ho answored, with added vehemence, "that is just whero the rottonneBS of our system comes in. Hurry will novel' repay me, for ho has not been brought up to any sense of moral obligation. If he would put his thouldcr to the wheel, I could manage to get through somehow. Hut I liuvo uo hopes of hi in. "Why. to-day my friend Sinclair imposed giving Hurry a place tut clerk " j&zti$&. m RI BVw) Jfl X nnny of IK. W -tho ffisSS?iBsitev of ,t,eP for the summer. In his summer liotol in Mn,tuc. Hut none of that sort of thing for my son and hoirl Ho is going with a party to tho Adirondack. "Mnrgory bless the child! would tnko n chambermaid's placo, I bolievo, If she thought that by so doing she could save mo ono pang. Hut I doubt If sho could do cvon that. All her chances, it seems, nro staked on n wealthy marriage a pretty poor am bition, it strikes me, for days like these." Then it was that Margery, like somo modest Joan of Arc, heard n voice which whispered of a conflict beyond with tho hopo of a victory. Then It was that, leaning over tho piazza rail, sho said oxcitedly to herself: "I will! I'll glvo Harry a chnnce, first, for ho could save papa more than half this worry. If ho rofusos to help me, I'll glvo him a lesson ho will not forget very soon." Tho next evening Harry came homo to spend Sunday. Margery attacked him with all her might and main. Keeping her own project completely in tho background, sho appealed to his sense of justice, his sympathy, his manliness, nnd every other virtue it might bo posslbla for him to possess; but there was not a shadow of caro upon Harry's handsome face as ho said: "Now, Margery, you were always an agitator, but I think It's a littlo unfair to worlc on my feelings so near tho end of tho year. You'd bo oaten tip with remorse if you got mo so un strung that I couldn't pass. And any way, old girl, father's all right This sort of thing has been going on over since I can remember. Thoro's nlways more or less of :i rackot but we got there just tho same." "And to save him a littlo of the racket to show him that, after all, he needn't despair of you you'll not take this position with Mr. Sinclair instead of going to the Adiroudacks?" Harry only laughed. "I wasn't made for a hotel clerk, Margery. I haven't diamonds enough; nnd besides, I promised Fitch and Morrison months ago that I'd go with them. A gentle man never breaks his word, you know." He lightly tried to kiss her then, but tho scorn in her eyes deterred him, and his laughter subsided tinder her reply. "Hut tho gentleman may break his father's heart ono of theso days, or tempt him to try how fast a bullet can take him out of his troubles." ILarry gave a long whistle. "Mar gery," ho cried, "what is a fellow to do under a tongue like yours?" Hut Margery knew sadly well that, though he was neither bad at heart nor vicious, the "fellow" in question loved his own pleasure too well to do the thing she required of him. When he had gone sho whispered to herself: "I shall have to do it! It's just as heroic treatment for mo as for him, but I don't feel as if 1 could draw back now." A day or two later, having still further matured her plans, she said to her mother: "If you don't mind, mamma, I should like to go to Boston this week to visit Cousin Sally. You know she's been asking me ever since I wrote her that I could not go to school on account of my eyes. I am sure she will not think it too much if I go for a few days now, and go again for Commence ment week." Now Cousin Sally was a maiden lady, with just such radical proclivities as wero beginning to make themselves apparent, in Miss Margery. Mrs. Emerson hesitated as to giving her consent. Then she saw the other side of the question. In both social and financial respects Miss Sally Parkhurst could afford to do ns she pleased. Her favor was a thing to be desired. Margery did need a change; and, last of all, this often un wise but always loving mother hated to refuso he'r children anything. "Very well," she said; "but you must not stay too long. We'll have your class-day dress mado this week, and you know how important it is that you should be hero to try it on." "Oh, I know it's very important," wily Margciy answered, gravely; adding then: "I promise I will not stay long with Cousin Sally." According to the lettor of it, she kept her word. She only stayed over a couple of days In the tall old west end house which had sheltered several generations of Parkhur.sts, but into those days was crowded much comfort and encouragement. From this old house, on the afternoon of the third day, a trembling though hopeful maiden, bag in hand, set out for Cam bridge, and Miss Sally followed her in spirit with some anxiety and much sympathy. Margery's scheme was to Cousin Sally's liking; but handsome Harry, busy with his own plans and ambi tions, had not the faintest premonition that Nemesis was approaching him. So far as his gay, easo-lovlng dispo sition would permit, those days were anxious ones even to him. Hut his spirits did not suffer thereby, and it was with an appetite wholly unim paired that ho walked into his board ing house, in time for dinner on the evening of tho day of Margery's pil grimage to Cambridge. There wero several things on his mind just then, and a somewhat de pressing lettor from his fathor was in his pocket. ( Hut Fitch was tolling a funny story as Harry seated himsolf. Catching tho point in ills own quick way, he laughed as heartily over it us any. Then he himself told an nnccdoto apropos of the other, and was listening to a coulldenco from his neighbor on the right. "Say, Emerson, Miranda has gono away. Wo have a new table girl, and she's a bounty." Then behind him tho now girl spoke: ".Will you have mulligatawny or lamb broth, sir?" If ho had lost his composure com pletely; if he had jumped up and de nounced her, or oven if lie had fulntcd before It's mulligatawny could roueh him, this new table girl would hurdly have beon surprised. Hut he did neither of those things. Starting slightly, ho turned around and looked her In tho face; but, though his own ruddy cheok did chango color, thoro was no recognition In his gazo. In tho coolest possible voice ho replied: "Hroth, please!" Then Morrison across tho table called out mockingly: "Our friend Emerson's struck all of a heap with so much youth and boauty." Emorson, qutto In his usual manner, nnsworod: "I'm all of that, I assuro yon." Hut nil his sang frold could not pre vent him from finding that dinner n bitter onej nnd his fathor's letter in his pockot seemed to havo gained an added weight. An hour or two later ho retraced his steps toward tho boarding house, rang tho bell, and brought tho landlady her self to tho door. "I want to sco that now tablo girl, Mrs. Collin," ho said. "Sho loft my mother only this week, and I havo a. message for her." "Oh, it's all right," ho added, Impa tiently, as Mrs. Coflln lingered with some inquiry in her cyesj "you needn't be afraid." Concluding that cvon if it woro all wrong sho had nothing to fear, tho landlady went out at once and sent tho girl in. Margery camo with her pretty head erect, and no fear in her innocent eyes. Hut tumult was in hor heart, and at first she could not find voice to answer his imperious greeting. "May I ask the moaning of this mas querading, Miss Emerson? Whatever it is, you certainly choose a nice way to disgrace both yoursolf and me," ho said, still more ungrily, after a mo ment's pause, and then sho flashed upon him. "There never was any disgrace in honest work! It's you who aro in much moro danger of disgracing us all, and perhaps you will think so your self if your selfishness and extrava gance kills papa. Ho is just sick with anxiety now. and you could save him from It if you only would. I am sure you could live on half what you do, and yon have so much influence with mamma that she would save, too, If you would talk to her. "I'm not clever, I know, but I could do the housemaid's worlc, and Iwould, but you will not do anything. You re fused to take that situation, nnd you only laughed at mo when I talked to you the last time you wore home. And then I just made up my mind that if you wero too proud to worlc I'd show you that I wasn't!" All through this torrent of words her brother walked angrily around, affect ing not to listen. Hut he stood still now, looking sternly and seriously Into her face. "And you will stay here nnd do this menial work just for the sake of sham ing me?" Put in this way sle did not like tho sound of it, but she held her ground un flinchingly. "I not only mean to say it, but I mean to do it. Oh, you need not look at me like that! I don't like it you may be sure. I could have sunk into tho VLV. REMAINED IJf UTTER SILKKCH. ground this evening when thoe young men joked about me. Hut I've begun, nnd I am going to go on. I'm not go ing to be a sham or a burden one day longer." He walked away from her then, and, leaning against the mantel, remained iu utter silence fully five minutes. To most of us, however ease-loving or however hardened, there are moments when it is given to us to see a new heaven and a new earth; and to Harry Emerson this flash of inspiration camo us he stood studying the border of shells wherewith Mrs. Cofllu had flanked her fireplace. Margery watched him with intense anxiety. Under all her pain and dis appointment sne hud still such faith in him that It was not wholly a surprise to her when, roturning to her side, ho said, with all the anger gono from Ilia voice: "We must call Mrs. Coffin In and ex plain to hor, Margery. Say anything you like I don't caro -but I'm going to take you in io Cousin Sally's this evening. Your mission is accomplished. I'll take tho hotel place or do anything else that 1 can to help; and when I fall, I'll glvo you leave to go out to servico as fast again as you please." Margery, looking up at him throngli hor happy tears, folt almost as if she were marring the splendor of his sur render by saying as sho did: "Hut, Harry, I must tell you! Cousin Sally said that if you saw things this wuy, sho would pay every debt yon owe, and holp papa out of tho tight placo ho is in. She ncvor did help us before, bho said, beeauso we seemed to hor so lacking in good principle." nut oven when'Mlss Sally had helped them to such an extent that thoy soon sailed past all tho breakers of which I have wrlttou, Harry's new manliness proved seaworthy. So effectually, in deed, did ho learn the lesson which Margery gave, that his contributions to the family oxohequpr saved her from any need to take a second situa tion. Hester Vickery Brown, in Youth's Companion. Tho condemned man said to tho hangman: "If you do not mind, ploaso put the rope under my arras, for I am ft little ticklish about tht neck." $01 w!lllf1fi,iiik rfLJr WAR REMINISCENCES. I A PATRIOTIC FEEL. Whon you hoar old "Yankco Doodle," Or somo lively martial air, Thero's a prickly sort of feeling TMt will start up In your hutr; It wtil travel down tho backbona To tho region of tho heart, It will novcr stop a-going Till It reaches every part. Thero's a lump that keeps r.-swclllng tight In under your left lung; It's your heart, n-rnlslng thunder, And It wants to start your tongue, You'ro chuck full of lovo of country, From your forehead to your hcoli You nro ready now for action You'vo a patrlotlo feel. You forgot nil selfish motlros And your sordid lovu for gain. When you sco tho old flag floating, And you hear that martial strain. You havo got real friendly feelings, And with Tom and Dick you shako; Now, If you'ro Inclined to spirits, It's n friendly glass you take. Now hero como the boys a-marchlng, Thoy nro old bovs now, you know, For they had n stnoll of powdor Moro than thirty years ago. Somo aro old, and lnmo, and enroworn, And thoy carry battle-scars Nlckum left his arm at Shlloh, Dut ho held on to tho stars. Thcro Is jolly old Jack Hosklns, Wth his woodon peg, you seo: Jack had both his legs in Georgia One Is missing at tho knee. So you stand and watch them passing With their solemn, mournful tread; Now you seo a comrado's absent, Thero's a coflln just ahead. Thero's a misty sort of some thing That will gather In jour eye, And, In splto of all your wiping, It Is hard to keep them dry. It Is not a woman's weakness To bo moved by somolhlng sad It's tho milk of human kindness That you did not know you had. Oh, theso sacred tears of pity, When the heart speaks through the eyes, Thoy aro pearls from Angel Mercy, Precious jewels from the skies. Nou unlock tho holy chamber, Don't try longer to conceal What Is Christ-like In your being Havo a patriotic feel. A. B. Van Fleet, In National Tribune. THE FORTUNES OF WAR. A. Stirring Incident of tho Ilnttle or l'eterslmrjr. It was the second day of April, 1805. I was actit g sergeant major in Capt. Dale's battiilion of sharpshooters, near Petersburg. Va, I had sat up nearly all the night before playing chess with a redheaded ciptain of tho First Ten nessee. A little before day firing was heard on the picket line, and the sharp shooters under Dale, Harris and Beau- c-J. " jmv'w y-& "1,Jfc r j i5-... zj HE FF.LI. FROM TIIB EARTH WOItK. mont were ordered to the front. After going to the place where the picket line should have been it was found that the enemy had broken it and that also by a flank movement they had broken the main line between our position on that line and Petersburg. There was nothing left for us to do but to make our way back to the breastworks and rejoin the brigade (Archer's) as quickly and as safely as possible. It was no very easy thing to do under the circum stances, as any body of men coming from the direction in which the soldiers thought the enemy were would surely be fired on without stopping to ask any questions. Hut each minute was wortli a million dollars. If we remained a lit tle longer the whole command would be surrounded and captured. Hesides, our brigade needed our help. Tho writer was ordered to double-quick to the main line. take the chances of being shot by our own men, pass rapidly down on top of the breastworks.causing our men to hold their fire until Capt. Day could oblique his sharpshooters into the main line of the breastworks. After a hard run and escaping a num ber of bullets sent to meet us by the men in the works tho line wns gained, and the sharpshooters wero safely over the rocks, with but few wounded. We were not a moment too soon. The en emy had broken through and was reach ing out in the rear, but when they struck our part of the lino tho old brigade, with a yell and a charge, re took some of the works in a regular devils' picnic. Whilo engaged In this movement, a tall, angular federal, standing on tho works moro exposed to the lire than anyone, brought his gun to bear on my face at a point blank range of less than forty steps. A dodge behind a corner of a rude log hut built for tho winter quarters saved my life, for at that mo ment the bark spattered in my face as the ball grazed the log. With a prayer for thp soul of tho bravest Yankee I ever saw my trusty Sharpo'a rlflo was aimed at tho tall man's breast, and at the crack of tho gun ho fell from tho earthworks. About this time Capt. Arcl Norris or dered mo to rally tho sharpshooters and try to cheek tho column on our left. At tho rally call a handful of soven re sponded seven men that would try anything and thoy charged that col umn. Somo wero killed and others wounded. At tho first volley I tumbled to the ground with a broken leg. I had hardly touched tho ground when John Hurlin, of Wilson county, Tennessee, Jim Hearn, Coles and another man, name forgotten, had mo on n stretcher and woro trying their best to got mo to tho rear. Dy this time the lino was broken and the enomy had It all their own way. They soon Bent their bullets so thick around and into tho llttcr-bcurlng party i(''-1!,,vi - J --CV- -f Cir Xlt. Vs"J.Wi. -JS '-avrlTnsV V. - f Mr r Ites that tho men wero forced to leave mo to my fate. Another mlnttto found mo In tho hands of tho advance skirmishers, and they proceeded to relievo mo of my watch and money; but a big, rcd-fuccd, thick-set major made his way to me, and, after a friendly grasp of the hand, ho had my valuables returned nnd four of his men detailed to take mo back to the field hospital, and by no means to leavu mo until I was snfoly in charge of a certain surgeon, n mason nnd the ma jor's friend. On tho way back Jcsso Cage, of Nashville, was picked up, with his leg broken, and placed in the satno ambulance. About four o'clock that evening, as tho wounded men lay on a bed of straw in a largo hospital tent, Cage was carried out under the trees and, as tho tent Hap was thrown back, I could sco him under tho influence of chloroform while the surgeons took his leg off. Ho wns soon brought back to his straw bed, arul with a shudder I heard the litter-bearers say: "Yotirtlmo next." I was placed on the table, chlo roform was administered, nnd when I awoke from slumber my dancing days wero over and I was hopeless crlpplo for life. Two days nftcr the above I saw tho man I had flrcd at on the breastworks walk into the tent, but, to my astonish ment, ho was shot in tho back part of tho jaw. Calling him to my bed, I found that ho was the same man, and his wounds wero explained by himself thus: "I shot at a feller at the corner of a cabin and missed him, when ho shot mo in tho breast here," pulling open his shirt, "tho ball hitting In front on tho collar bone and knocking me oil tho works. Some of our own cowardly fol lows shot me in the jaw after I had got up." I explained that I was the "feller that drew a bead" on him, and explained that tho want of force in tho ball was duo to the inferior cartridges used. These two soldiers ended their war here. The one that walked waited on tho one that couldn't walk, and they two who had shot at each other would have risked their lives in each other's defense. I cannot now remember this bravo man's name. Ho belonged to a Pennsylvania regiment. The acquaint ance lasted only three days, but that was long enough for God to tach two erring mortals that brave men bore no malice, and, as they grasped each other's hand for a final separation, they each breathed a sigh of thankfulness, that "I didn't kill .you.' Header, please pardon the apparent egotism. We can only write what camo under our immediate observation. Tho death and wounding of great men, tho victory and defeat of armies, have been nnd will be told by a thousand pens, but there are none to tell these littlo incidents except the actors themselves. Dr. U. W. Manson, in tho Confederato Veteran. JEFF THOMPSON'S GALLANTRY. llow thn Confederate General Acceded to tho Sedulhi Luillcs Tracer. 'Did you ever hear how Gen. Jefl! Thompson once evaded an order in tho field and didn't get caught at it?' asked an old Missourian recently. "It hap pened, I think, in the summer of ISol, the year when Gen. Price and Gen. A. J. Smith wero chasing each other up and down the state. Gen. Thompson, with a section of Price's army, swept across the central Missouri prairies, and on one hot August day the citi zens of Sedalia saw his men approach ing the town in a perfect cloud of dust. "Sedalia was garrisoned by a body of home guards under tho command of Col. William Uloss and Maj. William Gentry, and so, when the alarm bell sounded, the littlo band hurried to tho trenches and prepared for defense. Thompson saw the handful of citizens and uullmbered his guns. An apparent ly fierce cannonade was kept up for half an hour, during which time ono man was killed, and then the homo guards capitulated and Thompson rodo into town. I remember tho terrible time he had that day endeavoring to control his rough riders, who seemed bent on making everything contraband, but he Anally mado them understand his imperative orders nnd quiet was soon restored, but not "until every cit izen of fighting age had been placed under arrest and guard. "Well, it leaked out before night that Thompson had orders to burn the fail road depot It was a great wooden THE I.AniF.S WAITED UrON HIM. structure, against which a large num ber of tko storo buildings backed, and to burn the depot was to burn tho town Tho general was a spectacular soldier as well as a bravo lighter and his pic turesque dress showed him to bo somo what of a gallant knight. Henco the ladies of Sedalia banded themselves to gether to tho number of about fifty und waited upon him with a prayer not to destroy tho depot and tho town. Ho treated tho delegation with conspicuous courtesy, and finally told tho ladies that a soldier must obey orders, but ho felt free to notify them that ho would sot fire to tho depot at five o'clock on tho following morning, and ho hinted to them that if tho old barn happened to bo green and didn't burn up the fault would bo theirs. Thoy toolc tho hint. Promptly at five o'clock a bucket "rvig. ado of ladies was in Hue ut the depot. Tho soldiers started tho flro, the gen eral gave his orders for tho army to movo on, nnd tho ladles waited until tho commander hud disappeared and then promptly extinguished tho Haines timid tho ioyous shouts of the soldiers. St. Louis Republic. Mk ll ifiV 7H mm sgfsd!s FIRESIDE FRAGMENTS. A wonderfully good Imitation of maplo sugar may bo made by flavoring ordinary brown Btigar with an extract of hickory bark. It is said to bo al most Indistinguishable from tho genu ino. CofTco .Tolly. Soak a box of gola tlno In half a pint of cold water for two hours. Pour over It at the end of that time ono nnd a half pints of boll ing water. When it is dissolved add ono pint of sugar and n pint of strotr coffee. Strain, turn into molds nnd act away to harden. Boston Budget Spring Pudding. Sift throo cups of flour with two ton-spoonfuls of baking powdor, add a cup of sugar, a tablo spoonful of butter, two eggs, and a cup of milk, flavor with a tea-spoonful of Dr. Prlco's extract of vanilla. Butter a mold, pour In tho batter and steam ono hour. Kat with hard sauce. Home. Egg Salad. Cut throo largo stalks of celnry into pieces, and put in a salad bowl. Chop tho whites of five hard boiled eggs and add to the celery, with a little salt and pepper; slice tho yolks of the eggs in thin rounds, lay carefully over tho salad, pour over a plain salad dressing nnd garnish with celery leaves. Harper's Bazar. An excellent remedy for a chest cold, used promptly, is a poultico of hot onions. The onions should bo sliced and stewed in lnrd till somo what tender and very hot Then put them in a bag already prepared, tako two or thrco stitches in tho end and apply whero tho distress is most evident This dono whilo waiting for a physician will often avert a serious attack. Coventry Fruit Cake. One-half pound of butter and one pound of sugar, creamed together; add ono pound of eggs, ono pound of carefully prepared currants, ono pound of stoned raisins, quarter of a pound of citron and lomon peel, a littlo cinnamon, allspice and cloves, and a few sweet and bitter al monds, blanched and pounded; mix with ono pound of flour and two tea spoonfuls of baking powder, and bako in moderate oven. Boston Budget Rico With Figs. Boil one cupful of rice in two cupfuls of water for half an hour; add half a tcaspoonful of salt; pour into a colander, if the water is not all cooked out to let it drain; set it in the oven until the rice is whito and dry; then sot it in a steamer. Chop half a pound of flgs fine, and stir into tho rice; cover and steam twenty minutes; serve hot with a bowl of cream to which has been added four tiblespoonfuls of sugar. N. Y. Observer. Boiled Apple Dumplings. Preparo your paste; cut into squares and fill as for baked dumplings, chopping finely the apples, that they may cook moro readily; put each dumpling into a bag or cloth and tie, leaving room for it to swell; drop tho bags into boiling water and boll steadily for an hour; servo tho dumplings hot with sauce; a good sauco is made by mixing brown sugar and butter together and ground cinnamon. Chocolate Blanc Mange. Throo large tablcspoonfuls grated chocolnto into a quart of cold milk, and let it boll five minutes. Have ready six table spoonfuls cornstarch prepared in a lit tle cold milk; stir in the milk and choco late; make very sweet and let it boll ten minutes; put it in a mold and eat when cold with cream. It should bo made soon after breakfast and stand on tho Ice until dinner. Farm, Field and Fireside. A WONDERFUL HEN. She Laid Some Jllc l.'ggn but l'allod In Ono Instance. Sam, a colored man, comes and takes care of my chickens of which I am very proud, but ho used to be always talking in this strain. "Yes, boss, youso got some good hens, an' dey lays big nigs, but I got a olo hen what kin lay yo' hens clear in dc shade wid do aigs. Dey's monstrous." Going along tho river ono day last spring I found under somo bushes n little bit of a bird egg which somo bird had evidently dis carded as out ot shape, for It was very long drawn out, and quite a curiosity. A thought struck me. I had got tired of hearing about Sam's wonderful layer. I told him to bring his hen over the next day and if I found sho laid eggs as large as he said, I'd buy her at a good price. Tho next day the hen was brought and duly shut up In a box In tho coop. After Sam had gono I heard a cackling, and went down; sho had certainly laid a meritorious ugg. I took It out and put this littlo ogg in its place and wont to tho house. In tho afternoon I heard a racket, looked down and saw Sam thrashing the hen ivith a brush all about tho coop and heard him ejaculating "Wha foil yo' mean?" "Wha yo' jrwino an ack dls way foh, yo' blame olo fool hen?" "I'll teach yo' sutnpin'." I hurried down and stopped tho rackot "What's the matter, Sam?' I nsfced. (Tho littlo egg was gone.) "Nothin', boss, only do olo hen lonesome 'way fum homo an' ain't done lay no aig yit Guess I took her back wid me till sho lam somo sense." Since then I havo heard nothing more about thoso wonderful eggs. Goodall's Sun. signs of tho Stylo. Although panniers aro not yet oponly favored by fashion, thoro are. somo In dications that beforo tho season is over thoy may bo arrlyed at by indirect ways. Laco is gathered in a deep flounco to the edge of tho round waist In Russian style. It is also sot on tho outside of tho edge of tho bodice, gath ered full and turned up ellgo to edge, then dropped over tho seam to havo tho effect of a puffing. It Is applied in tho same manner on princoss dresses. Wider lago is usod on dinner nnd evening toil ets, this occasionally forming pannier like drarjories that terminate In long ends on tho back, caught to tho dress by bows of handsome ribbon. Tho uso of lacq will constantly incroaso from, this time on throughout tho spring and' itimmur, forming tnbllors, jabots on both skirt und bodice, und plaited in fans and coqutllo ruches to increase tho flaring offeot on tho bottom of tho iress. Very short-traiuod boll skirls will havo tho flounce all around tho hems, while doml-truins and full trains for bridos und dowagers will havo it only on tho front and sides, leaving the iweeping breadths uutrlmmod.--Chl-wjfo MulL t I? m H n S. f VI . 'tf ' hi Itl I if Y 1 'TCISCBfKXIfPJIU MCS'lS'lWUinJWSXiWf lrrp -"y,fi? Trr7ni,ag8a-8MBBS