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a p S YNE, Editors and Managers.
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II, lee t have found the war
now to the mossy brink.
Where, *« snd thirty years ago.
The eraml old areb of oak below.
Wt, children, knelt to drink,
And pistared there taw faeea fair
Uplifted to our view,
While MSkontng houghs allured our sight.
Through swaying avenues of light,
To heaven's unauUlad blue.
gut bow alone, to so one known.
I lined by vaoant plsoos;
And through tho vlttat ttrotchod below
See lured skies of long ago
That hide my playmates' faoea.
0 SprtBg, so still, nor good nor ill
With thee Is hid, or husked;
Thou that didat glass my childhood's grace
Dost minor now a boarded face,
Witt eta's slow fever flushed.
Who shttl reeast the molded past,
And Hire me then for now?
Bring bu'; the early mourned from thenoa,
And set the seal of Innocence
Once more upon my brow?
I only knew that waters flow
Beyond tho nun-lit spaces,
WtoiA nevermore athirst to drink,
l/et map bond shove their brink
And roe the dear, lost (noon.
—JK F. Obstreer.
Their Individuality, and Bow to
Treat Them.
Sue yrko takes a bird in a cage and
hangs kirn wherever he and his gilded
jail are most ornamental, irrespective
of hest and cold, sunshine or shadow,
treating him In fact like a piece of far
hiture, and expect him to be an inter
esting pet; without further trouble will
always be disappointed. The sensitive
creature will accept the position she
assigns him and will retire into himself,
and she will miss a charming acquaint
ance and friendship.
We are in general so dull or so pre
occupied by the small details of our
daily life that, unless an animal Is so
demonstrative that we ean not ignore
his manifestations of intelligence we
pay no attention to him, or oet him
down as stupid. Thus we have done
with tin cat; thus also with the bird.
The freest creature in existence, once
a captive, he is quite capable of spend
ing years in a house and never ex
pressing himself excepting in song
that ons can not interpret. Tho bird
sitting sn his perch hour after hour,
tinging his soul away, does it not
to amuse us, but to boguilo the tedious
hours, and give voice to the lonely life
of a prisoner without sympathy.
There is another way to deal with
these beautiful creatures. A bird is
an Individual; his acquaintance must
he made; his love must be won; ho
must be treated like a person. Place
him where he is comfortable—not
where his cage looks well; talk to
him; give him dainties from your
hand; never neglect or startle him;
snd above all, love hint. Then shall
you win Ids faith and affection, and
possess a iiappy, contontod pet, an en
tertaining companion, an exquisite
linger, who will surprise you with his
intelligence, and who will not regret
freedom, for he hns his compensation
in an easy life.
In Chins, pet birds are so tame that
•hey are taken out to walk by their
owners, snd make no effort to escape.
It is net unusual to see Chincso gentle
Men in the si roots with apotbirdonthe
finger. The same confidence has ex
isted between people and birds in onr
®wn country. A thoroughly well eared
for and affectionate bird prefers to live
with human beings.
Perfect success will be attained only
^ken there is but one, for no croaturo
» more oxnoting of one's whole heart,
hone more Jealous of another, than the
mrd. The most pleasing way of treat
's pet Is to give him tho freedom of
«e house, or at least a room.
I hardly know whore to begin to
•Pesk of individual creatures, for al
■host anything that wears feathers is
interesting; even that generally sup
P°*od stupid bird, the hen, has proved
nnder loving domestication to be wise
•sd bright, capable of beoomlng muoh
•hsebed to individuate, and of learn
*e perform various trioks.
Vo start with the best known and
frequently kept—the parrot
Mrd, with all his varieties and all
** wUtlons—paroquets, oookatoos,
and others—every one knows
• he intelligent and amusing, with
Jill-marked characteristics of his own.
wrote have ths advantage for life In
•hotM of being able to dispense al
JS* entirely with exercise, to stand
»nd In fact all night also,
psreh, passing away the hours
fPfnnHjr to their pefeot satisfaction
'JU'Ung, or imitating the sounds
••jnt them. There are so many kind*
aad so much ha* bean
•**"**1 written about them, so many
rJJJJlws stories an told about their
■'•Ulfwos, that It Is not necessary to
** •hough wise and entertaining,
parrots are not so satisfactory
morn active pets.
In this respect our
own native birds arc charming. For
intelligence united to a winning char
acter the thrushes head the list. The
American robin is a spirited and at
tractive pet, a big, honest fellow, very
honest in what he is doing, and not in
tho least sentimental—a bird with a
well marked character of his own. Ho
becomes very tame, and especially de
lights in being treated as one of the
family, eating at tho table, and making
his own selection of food, in which he
has decided tastos. What is strange,
he will thrive for years on beefsteak,
cake, hot doughnuts, raisins, and in
fact anything he may select from an
ordinary table. As a singer, the robin
does not shine in captivity, though he
will "talk" and utter a whisper-song,
so low it is a mere murmur, by the
hour. Ho needs the inspiration of
freedom, of early morning, perhaps of
a nest in the apple-tree, to bring out
his full, glorious song. But he is a
cheerful captive, and never mopes
when well treated.
The wood-thrush, hermit-thrush and
others of this amiable family, are con
fiding and winning. They will be very
familiar, and cat from your hand, but
in general they will not sing in con
finement, excepting the low song al
ready spoken of.
For an incarnation of mischief and
fun I recommend tho cat-bird. Full of
whimsical freaks, always inventing
some new prank, always diverting, no
dullness can exist where a cat-bird is
free and friendly. The same may be
said of the mocking-bird, which is sad
ly out of place shut in a cage, with
singing his only resource. One of the
most active birds, his lot as a prisoner
is peculiarly hard. Do not think he is
happy because he sings. Tlioso who
have known him at home and listened
to his song can tell the difference. He
sings because it. is his only relief, and
if we could understand the song, and
interpret the slight quivering of the
wings which accompanies it, we would
know him better, and I'm sure should
open the door of his cage.
A bluo jay is one of the most enter
taining of pets, as is also tho common
crow, and for the same reason—in
genuity in mischief; the caprices he
will indulgo in, and the destruction lie
will work on house and furniture, are
surprising in one of his size. Unless
has nil unused room this bird
would not be appreciated as a com
panion for tho city; but in the country,
with access to a yard, no bird or beast
could afford more entertainment than
either one of these fellows.
Seed-eating birds are most casily
carod for and neatest about a room,
and almost any one will display marked
individuality. If you once become ac
quainted with a bird, and cure your
self of thinking him a mere animated
machine, he will surprise you in many
ways. The common house sparrow,
disreputablo, quarrolsomo, scolding
little tramp that he is, has proved in
telligent, affectionato and interesting
to people who have treated him well,
and have the patience to win his confi
In many respects birds are much
more desirable house companions than
dogs or cats; thoy are not noisy,
boisterous and careless, like the form
nor will thoy associate with "ovil
company that corrupts good man
ners," which tho best-bred pussy will
sometimes do.
In regard to their treatment, a vol
ume might bo profitably written, for
the carelessness displayed in tho care
of birds is almost put belief. I will
say but a few words: get • good bird
book and learn what your pot should
have, then procure tho best of the
kind. Of mocking-bird food I will
say that I have tried many sorts, nnd
I know of not one plooe In New York
to get food on which a bird will
thrive. Koop tho oage immaculate,
and give a variety both of food and of
scone, and though you may not have a
singing machine, you will have what
is hotter—a loving and bewitching pet;
to whom you will become as much at
tached as to any dog or cat in the
Another thing, too, I must say.
When you are obliged to leave home—
I will not say when you are tired of
him, for undor tho oiroumstances you
never be that—do not think you
making your pet happy by open
ing his eags door and turning him out
into the universe. If he is in perfect
oondition, accustomed to flying around
the room, and has not been kept In
oaptivlty long enough to forget how
to seek his own food, above all, if It is
his native climate and early In the
summer, It may be safo to do so. Even
then he should be liberated In the
country or park, where he will not bo
mobbed by sparrows tho moment he
•hows his head. But If ho has been
long a pet, Is net perfect In flight, s
used to a eage and a daily table of his
own, has become tender from long
protection, above all, if ho la porson
ally attaehod to yon, yon merely
abandon him to ouffering and death.
He will not be able to protect himself
#rom wild birds, who will bo sure to
tij Us powers; be will probably take
cold; he will not know how to fund
. !
that is the misery of keeping a pet. y
When you have once accustomed it to i 7
your care and attention it can not do
without them, and you have no right
to forsake it .—Olivo Thorne Miller, in j
Harper's Baiar.
A Process Which Can Do Mastered By
Every Intelligent Farmers.
A correspondent writes to us for
some instruction on the subject of
evaporating fruits, and an opinion as
to the profitableness of the business.
There is no doubt that drying, as ,, S
modeof preserving fruit, has been
quite superseded bv the evaporating i
process. This process was first intro- I
ducod In 1870, and it has been very i
extensively used, but still the demand
is much greater than the supply o) j
first-class goods. Enormous quanti
ties are used for export, but the out- !
side demand is far from being sup. : *
•died Tho homo market is virtu ill v
piiea. ine nomc market is, viriu.my,
unlimited, for it becomes larger every I
year. In tl,o city of Chicago .lone, j
2.000 tons of evaporated fruit were
marketed last year, at a total value of
14,000,000. As for the machinery for j
evaporation, It is not expensive. Sev- ,
oral inventions for the purpose are rc- |
commended, most of them being quite
simplo in their nature, so that they are
easily managed. As soon as your ap- j
pics begin to fad, you should begin j
the evaporating work. One can pare |
and core five bushels an hour, and two ,
can trim them; this is enough to j
bleach at once. Put them In
tho bleacher, which is a
box with slates across tho
bottom. Put a piece of brimstone as is
large as a hen's egg in an old pressed
tin dipper or basin; put it over the
fire until it burns with a bine blaze;
then put it under the apples; Fifteen or
twenty minutes is long enough to
bleach them. You can now slice and
spread thorn, put at least three pecks
on a rack thirty Inches square; cum*
mence at one corner of the rack,
Stand the slices on the edge, as nearly a
as possible; bo sure and break joints
with them. When one fourth of th«
This plan will keep them from all
leaning one way. heave a vacant
spot in the center of tho rack as large
as your hand, for the circulation of hot
air. Commence putting tho apples in i
the evaporator at the top, keeping the a
green fruit nearest tho fire. It will j
take from six to twelve hours to dry j
them (small apples dry sooner than
largc ones); look at thorn occasionally, ;
and when a portion of tho rack is dry.
take it out and pick the dry ones off
aml put the balanco back. They
should not bo dry enough to rattle, but k
should be soft and pliable. A large |
goods box handy by is a good reccpta
table for the evaporated fruit. It is a
trade, but you can learn it in a short
time .—Chicago Inter-Ocean.
rack is covered, commence at anothei
corner, and so on until you get around.
Origin of n Wadding custom That Has In
vaded Many lands
Throwing an old slipper after a bride
nnd bridegroom when starting on tholr j
honeymoon is supposed to hnvc taken
its origin from a Jewish custom, and
signifies tho obedience of Lite wife as ■
well as tiic supremacy of tho husband,
A shoe is thrown for luck on other oc
casions besidos a marriage. Ben John*
son says:
"Hurl after me an old nhoe
r 11 be merry, whatever I do,''
It is related that many years ago, when
lotteries were permited, the custom of
throwing a shoe taken from the left
fool after persons were practiced for
good luck. This custom has existed
in Norfolk and other counties from
time immemorial, not only at wed
dings, but on all occasions where
good luck is required. A cat tin
dealer required his wife to "trull her
left shoo after him" when ho started
for Norwich to purchase a lottery
ticket. As he drove off on bis errand
he looked round to see if his wife had
performed the charm, and received the
shoe in his fnco with such force as to
black Ills eyes. He went and bought
his ticket, which which turned up a
prize of six hundred pounds, and he
always attributed his luck to the extra
doso of shoe which ho got The ous
tom, ns it originally existed, is dying
out, for, whereas our forefathers threw
old shoos after the wedding equipage,
we, In this more luxurious ago, pur
chase new white satiu slippers for the
purpose. Tho origin of this custom
may be traced from the words In
Psalm evil!.: "Over Edom Will I cast
out my shoe," meaning thereby .that
should attend the methods
used to subdue the Edomites. It it
not unlikely, therefore, that the super
stitious custom has arisen from this
construction of then* words.—AM Me
Fear Round.
—'W. H. Parkinson, of Minern)
Mnt, WIs., while sowing onts, found
a gold ring on the (mint of one of the
soeder teeth. Tho ring was lost ahou'
thirty years ago by a young lady li
passing over the farm.
—Iron filings and coal ashes benefil
y cal . trecs
-Good culture
f young forestry
plantings pays ns well us does thor
ough cultivation of the corn crop.
—It is just as easy to break a calf to
be led by a halter as it is to do the
samo with a colt, and it will often
save labor.
r , . ,
V , , pOS3e ? 3 "
S ood , chest , f too * and » " ell - al " ! °
workshop. He can easily save |
tbe , cost of both Wlthm a fcw T* 8 "- |
7 l eacb trees growing near the house, or
^here dish and wash-water are ,
tbrow " out - are long-lived and free .
from worms and disease. |
-Wire netting, two-inch mesh, is
now cheaper than boards as material
* or fencing poultry, and can be more
ca8i ty arranged and with less labor. I
j o 1
-It pays to clean out the coops
erery day, provided the droppings arc
carefully preserved. The droppings j
begin to deteriorate in quality as soon
as they reach the floor. -Farm, Field
and Stockman. i it.
-A specified amount of food, say a
thousand pounds, evenly divided among wi
four hogs in separate pens, will pro- p
duce one-fifth more pork than the samo
amount fed to four hogs together. j
Ben Perlcy Poore says salt is per
haps one of tho best of all known for- ,
tilizers for the plum. In its native j
state, that of the beach plum, it is al- j
ways found in situations where it is
copiously irrigated by salt, water, and !
is there never infested by the evils ce
which so greatly lessen its value in a m
cultivated state .—Cincinnati Times. |
—Foot-rot in sheep arises principally 0
from pasturing the sheep on damp t
ground. Wet pastures are not suita- |
ble for sheep. It is much better to
compel them to climb steep hillsides,
and seek all their fuud, than to be com
polled to remain on good pastures that
a re damp. A good dry pasture, how
ever, is better than either,
—Poor land produces milk that is
deficient in fatty matters and there
fore bettor adapted for cheese than
buttor making.
—If you have patches In the corn field
where the com fails from lack of good
seed, from ravages of squirrels, or oth
er (* a mK>, you have still less than no ex
cusc y or n ,,t raising some good field
pumpkins. They are relished by cows
dur j n g fall and e'arly winter, and are a
i material aid In furnishing green food
a y tel . pastures are dead.— Prairie
j farmer.
j —Those who look upon farming as
on ; y an ordinary occupation are mis
; tl(ken p rof . Wrighton remarks,
^culture is a born science. It is full
() j botany, zoology, geology and ento
ni ology. It is full of chemistry, from
k [ 10 S(l ji ; 0 (| lc growing plant, the ripen
| [lir 9t?ed a nd animal life which is tho
cl . own i n g outcome,
var j C( j pursuit, and most are narrow in
their scope in comparison with it—
Indianapolis Journal.
—When fowls have to be confined to
m pens their supply of green food is
cutoff, and, although they can do with
out it, there is nothing they re
j llsh more and that will tend to
This can
There is no more
j k C cp them in hotter health,
be supplied by planting in successions
0 f two weeks, mustard seed. The
■ growth is quick and the fowls nro fond
0 f it, and all the trouble you will havo
after planting is to pull and throw it
where the fowls can get it. Mustard
greens arc also considered very fine by
some, and could be used on the table
as well as fed to the chickens. —SL
Louis Republican.
How Man/ Malarial and Other Dl§ea»ea
Might Be Avoided.
Fire is a thorough purifier Two
hundred and twelve degrees of beat,
according to Fahrenheit, is the lowest
degree to which it is safe to expose m
fected meat, and as all kinds of meat
arc always subject to more or less dis
ease, or worms, invisible, it may be. to
» common microscope, it is not safe to
eat any kind, unless cooked by apply
lng 212 deg. taht. Heat is a com- |
plete remedy for many things. Heat j
ls a great purifier as well as sweetener
of food and drink. Germs of disease
are lurking in many things. Water
from sluggish streams, pools or sloughs
should never be used until boiled. It
is nearly always full of disease or
injurious animalculie. By boiling,
settlers in now countries, where pure, !
living water cannot at first be had,
» «~r. > r .
ed or even fatal diseases. 'W hen po
tatoos, apples or other vegetables aro
rotting, the sound parts should not be
eaten raw, as tho fungus or discaso
with which they are decaying is fro
quently poison to the human system,
And It it probable that many of tbo
malarial dlsoases, such as fever and
agne, neuralgia, etc., could folded
by atrlctly using cooked food, and
water purified by heat The micro
scope is revealing wondors in tho sd
anee of medicine, in anatomy, in physl
ology and in nearly all the natural
science*. Tho atomlo theory is hnv*
lng an Increasing throng of adhoi*
•nta —Boston Budget.
Why Hill Nye Hal No Political Aspiration,
of » National Character.
I sincerely nnd honestly believe that
the matter of ofiirial etiquette and pre
cedence at Washington is becoming a
matter of such grave importance, and
holds so many elements of horror for
those who might otherwise aspire
the chief office within the gift of the
people, that it will ultimately tie the
means of keeping many a good man
out of the presidential chair. It is,
therefore, with the gravest apprehen
sions that I look forward to the time
when our forests shall be denuded and
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! ° ,,r P r « sid,!nt,al chiUl ' deserted a,,d un '
| squat upon
| ' V bat c , a " b " more , d *, ,olate * e - re
or more depressing to the heart than a
, forest devoid of trees or a presiden.ial
. chair, worn smooth by past greatness
| and polished by sedentary power, do
sertecat last, wi h iwne to ^ be
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' T,
I ' ue P rono 1 n Wt ®° Cil : '
1 the elm, the oak, the chestnut and the
the glad 9U „iight, that
> - wh °„ woo d
j ^ J much , lt ftfter aad our
com)j before w
i it. So, too, wc may flatter ourselves
thatthedayi9 far ' (listallt w h e n help
wi „ be , Q / carce lhat we ean not gct a
p resident casi i y at tll( . 9a ] ary we now
y b(lt wbat ;;, 0 ' wo do t0 mako the
j jfe g{ p r ,, sidont enjoyable? What
home influences do we threw about him
, 0 ke b j 9 lot more cheerful?
j \y c spend olir time and money in
j tryin „ ta brighten the hours of the felon,
but wc Wei that the President of the
! United Statcs is frequently more sus
ce p t ;t,i e to kind treatment than the
m £ gt f(j]on in all tho land \y Q
| are prone to forget that the President
0 f the United States
t ] le beautiful snow,
| jjvcrv year we add to the duties
tbfi president without addin'* to his
But that time
woodsheds a mocker;'
are prepared for
was onco pure as
salary. Each year wc call upon him to
veto more bills tliaii he dkl the year
before, and, while we do not add to his
perquisites, wo tread more and more
chocolate-cake into his carpet and
assure him that we arc still ticklers! to
see him.
A condition of tilings has already ar
rived where in the primary department
of our schools the prospect of becoming
President of the Republic in the bosom
of the golden ultimately no longer
draws. To become a contortionist or a
pugilist might be an inducement in
but to be a lonely, neg
many c;
locted President, doomed perhaps to
get married during his term, patiently
vetoing bills all the forenoon and then
wringing the warty hands of a cynical
constituency in tho afternoon, Uicn
patiently borrowing dishes of a neighbor
in order to give a state dinner or enter
tain the chairman of theboarilof super
visors from Costa Rica, will never again
promote the industry among boys that
it used to.
Perhaps other people haven't the
repugnance for etiquette that
seems to be inherent in my nature.
Etiquette is my belt noire.
hope not.
That is about all the Me noire I have
had for years.
Whenever I am invited to any large
doings where fair women and brave
in their other clothes are apt to
congregate, I always inquire if tfiore is
to be any etiquette there,
of etiquette at an otherwise happy
gathering has frequently debarred me
from attending and compelled tuc to
spend the evening with my family,
where I could lay aside all restraint
and my coat.
So, the life of a President, fraught as
it is with tho most virulent and malig
nant form of etiquette, would possess
no charms for me, and I ant not sur
f Amerio* refuse
The presence
thftt thfl b
one raaI1 and bc President,
naturally that seme time
dinIler thoy mlght get toe
mised up and have the error
and cabled right and loft,
or * ^ offl( . ia , {t . 9tiral aml hurrah
Plenipotentiary the -wrong place
b(j ^ i d ' to thc ddogato-at
| h J {rom Fa 7 lher Illdia , alld u, ( . wife
j " cU , „„ (rom Sweden find hcr
gelf drink ?; g fl .„ m tho m „staohc cup
tb;lt [ v belonged to the minister
from *Nova Scotia.
j Bm 9m . c that I am not pessimistic
or any tiling of that kind when I say
that etiquette is destined to make itself
so prominent as a part of official life at
! Washington that a plain Amerioan eiti
zen * wltb * * ma } 1 l,a r <d sll J' b ' a ' "' 1
potato in his pecket to keep off rhetmta
[ igm wid be seon there no morel
other nations have given themselves
over to the false joys of etiquette, and
wherearethey to-day? Empires, powers
and principalities have in former times
forgotten their duty to tho oominon
Rf°P ,c " '''i'hV u sVr'm.d'p°P
^ ^Ls, or that they might wo* a
wpdg( , 0 ( custard pie undor a big red
mll9 tncho by means of a four-lined
f orkt and where arc thoy now? Other
a ml more democratic natiotm, who
drank their tea from a saucer with
great, satisfaction and a low, purring
sound have conquered them .—BM Ngt
in Chicago hews.

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