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J nllKA.MI.ANI. There U a Und unknown to waking vision, That blooms In beauty r.irc J 8wcet breeM blow thraagbout Its fields cly elan, Anil stir lit btoMoms (air. Tao sunlight bathes It purple-crcstjd moun tains, And Jeep In shady groves Where plash and trlcklo never-falling foun tains, The sleeping spirit roves, And finds no traco ot failure, sin, or sorrow In those enchanted ways; Mo thought of yesterday or sure to-morrow, Of past or f utaro days. There all Its failures prove but brave succes ses, And alt Its losses gains; While lore with Its warm brooding presence 'blesses, And perfect pcice attains. The loved ones laid to rest with bitter weep- Stand forth with shining eyes ; Tbe'drar rcmombercd looks so sweetly keep ing. That grief, forgotten, flics. All hopes of youth, all noble aspirations To full fruition come; The struggling soul Is freed from Its tempta tions, The homeless tlnds a home. Whatever In tho hour of dally waking Most dear And distant seems, Grows real aad near, an almost heaven mak ing Tbatuu;en world of dreams. FAKM. UAUDEN AM) HOUSEHOLD. ii tit Hour VnrilM, Tho I'l'THon who lives In tho city hits but a small yard, and generally enn manage to keep It neat and clean, lint country folks havo lnrgcr plnees and having so much work constantly on hand thuy feel unablo to spend tho tlnio which thoy think would bo required to inako thoir .surroundings pleasant. Many fnrmo s also havo nn idea that it C03ts a groat deal to put out ornamontal trees and lay out tho grounds as tho vil lage peoplo often do. In order to lay them out in an nrtistto manner and havo tho grounds resemble a city park, con siderable monoy would bo needed. But a yard can bo mado quito pretty with out much labor or oxpenso. Tho sur face ot' tho ground should bo mado nnd kept quito smooth, and tho grass should bo cut olten. A few ornamental trees or shrubs may bo planted, but u good green, stretch of lawn by itself looks pretty, end saves work. Such a lawn, too, is enticing to tho children, and if kept noat, which after all is tho main thing, tho placo will bo much moro at tractive than such too often aro. Country linttcr. Tho art ot making good butter is not as common as it ought to be, oven though tbo artlclo is ono of tho most ancient of food products, and was men tioned by Herodotus 2,300 years ago, and frequently referred to by other early writers. Bad butter is far moro fre quently mot with than good, nnd of all tho old fables which find accoptanco in regard to tho superior delights of a ru ral lifo. nnno havo less foundation in fact thitn that which asserts that tho butter which adorns tho avorago far mer's tablo is ot hotter qualities than is obtainablo in cities. As good butter as is found in hotels and upon first-class family tables in a city llko Boston can seldom bo iound in country farmhouses. Tho (armors' wivos and daughters do milked, and for this reason thoy should not bo entrusted to tho hired man, but tho ownor h'tuscll should milk and caro for thorn. Ntcntncil Chicken. It is a fashion to think young broiling chickens a groat luxury. Yes; but then there is so much water; so much that is hard and burnt, and tho littlo moat se cured is usually stringy. Wo vontured on tho steamer, and can ask no greater success. Cut tho chickon open on tho bock, oloan and wash thoroughly, and hang up to drain, clean and wash tho heart, gizzard and liver, and put them in a saucepan with a littlo boiling water, and set oror tho stovo to cook tonder beforo tho chickens are ready to boil. When well drained put tho chickens into tho "rocolvcr," or if ono has no steam er, mako ono for tho occasion by pack ing tho chickens, ono on tho top of tho other (well pressed out to keep in shape) into a closo-covorod tin box, or a deep dish that can bo covored closoly so that neither wator nor steam can enter. Sot this into a pan of boiling water, if you havo no stoamcr, and cover with anoth er pan. Let tho chickens steam from twenty to twonty-tlvo minutes, accord ing to size. Remember, being entirely shut off from water or &tcam, thoy can not bo injured if in a littlo longor than nocossary. Havo ready, when thoy nro steamed, n good clear, but not scorch ing lire. Set tho gridiron ovor, butter it, nnd lay on tho chickens. Put a plat ter or pan over them, set a flat-iron or some weight on it to rcstoro tho shape watch carefully, and soon as deli cately brown turn them; when tnksn out ol tho steamer sprinkle over tho salt and pepper required. Boloro tho chickens are drained and put on to steam tho giblets will bo cooked almost enough. Tako thorn from tho water, chop very fico, and whllo chopping, now and thon rift over thorn somo Hour from tho drodgo-box, until, when fine, thoy nro llko a pasloj season with pop per and salt, and put back into tho wri ter they boiled in; and a lablcspooniul of buttor. When tho chickens aro ta ken from tho steamer to bo put on tho gridiron thero will bo iound a good quality ot delicious liquor in tho pan; tho puro Juice ol tho chickens, which If broiled without stiaming, in tho or dlnary way, would bo all burnt up, scorching tho chickens nnd filling the houso withsmoko and very disagreeablo odor. By steaming this is all savod and utilized. When tho chickens aro put on to broil pour this liquor into the saucepan with tho giblets; lot them all broil up together. If sufficient flour was sifted over whilo chopping tho gib lots tho gravy will bo a rich, thick, brown sauce, very dollcions. When tho chickens aro nicely browned lay neatly on a platter, put butter on both sides, then pour over this excellent gravy. By this mouo or cooking every particle of tho chickon is easily cut off, and fit for uso. Even tho tips of tho wings are liko jolly almost moll in tho mouth and very nico. Try it. The Farm Hor c. Thero is no nnlmalon tho farm that is so likely to bo neglected as tho lorsc. Tho horso of tho city truckman, or tho expressman, tho driving horso and tho saddlo horso, aro woll cared for but tho farm horso Is too often irregularly fed, and, so far as tho cleaning is concerned, rogularly and systematically neglected. It is difficult to find a hired man brought bocamo vt favorite resort. Ho was nover happlor than when ho hnd a big crowd dancing in his parlors, nnd drinking his champagne. Ho gavo grand suppors, balls and rccoptlons, and tho bigger tho crowd tho better ho liked it. ThU sort ol things went on tor years, and presently Bowers reached tho bot tom of his sack. Gradually tho property passed out ol his hands. It went littlo by littlo, but it went all tho samo, and finally Sandy Bowers dlod in povorty and lolt a- widow known as tho "Washoo Secress," a good, kind-hearted, genial old lady, who makes a living by rovoal ing tho future, nnd is lookod upon as a wondorful modium by tho Spiritualists After his death tho glories of tho man sion departed, and at tho proscnt time it is uninhabited. A reporter visited tho placo not a grcot whllo ago. Tho goto was tied up, and tho uukroken road showed that no carriages had driven through it for many n day. A stroll ovor tho grounds showed that thoy woro really dosortcd by every thing oxcopt birds and jack-rabbits, Tho dancing-hall was ompty, and the old bath-home, supplied with wator from tho hot springs, had been turned nlo a sort of hostelry by wayfaring tramps, who, nt tho approach of foot steps, orawlod out and betook them selves to tho hills. A rattlosnako lay colled on tho odgo of tho masonry. Unabashed by human presence, ho continued basking in the sun, and woro tho nlr of a party who knew his rights. Lizards darted in nnd out of tho crevices of tho stones, and mottled toads, with bellies of aldcrmanic patterns, sweated aud swoltered in the grass, tho growth of which no lawn- mower had over worried. Tho house had kept pcaco with tho premises in tho matter ol decaying. Tho doors wcro nil nailed up, nnd ono stopping on tho porch would wagor nny amount that tho building was empty. Each troad was multiplied into a scoro of echoes which only empty houses respond to. A poop through tho windows showed nothing but uncarncted floors, baro wnlls and ghostly whllo colllngs. B-Jwors had bull, r. Ush pond when ho was flush, and not forgetting that scenery was something, placed an island in tho conter. This was covered with a dollghtful growth of willows, which swept tho water with truly picturcsquo effect. Tho fish, snakes and turtles held possession of this spot, and scorned oblivious of intrusion. LOVE'S MISTAKE. Low burned the Arc, the room wan dim, Via heard tbo warning clock strike ten, And by the moonlight, growing dim, Kccw parting tln.e had come again. "1 had u dream last night," I said, "I'll tell It to you crc I go; f thought, my dear, jour littlo head Was I) log on my shoulder sol "TIs time to go," I said, "and you You kissed ma twice upon the cheek; Now tell me, love, If dreams coma true." Most archly did my darling speak: "Why, some como true, and sono do not; Dreams like this do, I quito believe." And then she kissed me twice, and got Her waist entangled In my sleeve. SEVEN PANMEKS. not know how to mako tho best buttor, and havo not tho requisite appliances if up on tho farm who thinks thero Is any thoy possessed tho knowlodgo. Tho necessity for taking special caro of a buttor which is common in tho farm horse. Somo horses upon tho farm nro houso f oven rural Now England, nnd rarely if ovorproporlv curried or rubbed. How England Takes Her Census In Great Biitain a census has been takon every ten years sinco 1801, and tho systom is now ono of tho most per feet in existence Until near tho closo or tho last century, there was no rca method, and all previous estimations o tho population of tho United Kingdom wero moro guesswork. It seems tho moro strango that such should havo beon tho fact, considering that, in tho American colonics, enumerations of tho population had olton been mado by order of tho homo government. In 1790, a beginning was mado in Scotland by Sir John Sinclair, who, through bis per sonal efforts in enlisting tho cooperation of all tho clegymon ot the established church, collected returns which wcro ot great value, though necessarily incom- ploto. Aftor seven years ho completed his compilations, and published tho re sults in twenty-ono volumos, probably the groatcst statistical work ever under takon and carried through by ono pri- vatc onterpriso. Under tho system adopted in 1851. tho census of Groat which Ls often referred to by tho houso- and yot tho condition and usefulness of Britain is now takon in ono day, tho 31st inspect it. in looi, au mu enumerators wlfo with prido, is ranked low In tho list of grados of buttor in tho Boston market, and It would bo woll if tho fact wero thoroughly oomprehondod. It may bo fortunate for tho palates of a great many peoplo in tho country that thoy havo no idea of what good buttor is, and aro actually incapablo of telling good from bad, but it is not so fortunato for thoir pocket-books. It is nearly as easy to mako good buttor as to mako poor, and it has bocn suggested that it would bo an important nnd benovolont work if competent porsoas would go through Uio country explaining what good buttor is and how to mako it. Why Cows Often Kick. Evory farmer and dairyman knows that thero Is a groat difference In tbo disposition of cows. Somo aro roady to kiok with apparently no provocation, while others will boar a groat deal of ill-treatment without showing scarcely any resentment. A kicking cow is certainly a very dlsagrooblo animal to havo around, although it is said of tho larm horso depend as much upon tho manner in which it is cared for as nny other horse. When brought per spiring to tho stnblo ho ought not to bo allowed to stand ovor night with tho dust drying upon hltu. A good cleaning off is half n rest, and yet how often wo see tho farm horso brought out in tho morning covered with tho dirt of tho day boforo nnd with tho accumulated filth of tho night still clinging to hlra. Under such con ditions a horso is not much moro than half a horso, Often, too, ho i3 irregu larly fed and indiscreetly watered. A horso at work should havo water five or six times a day. If he does Hot drink moro than two or thrco quarts at a timo all tho better. A horso that is kept irom water till he drinks two or three pallfuls, will bo vory likely to havo his digestive organs ana bowels seriously deranged. To keep a horso in good working condition -he should bo fod regularly, whether at work or idle in tho stable Ho will last many yoars longer than if, when at work, hois hoavily fod and whon idlo negleoted. A horso on tho farm should always bo cloanod nt loa&t onco a day, and whon Ralph Waldo Emerson that somo of ntwork both night and morning. 1 I irnnr. nt wnrlr n rrnnn mnnm nn nnnn t. hls brightest thoughts havo camo to him whllo being kicked halfway across tho stable I do not doubt that sparkling thoughts would como lo any-ono at such n time, fori know that ono's mind (and tonguo, too, Bomotimcs,) is quito active whon rioow puts hor foot in tho pall, or sonds it spinning across tho stable, and it takod a I'orson of good disposition to onduro it patiently. Ono must cortainly havo a good disposition to doal with such a cow, or sho is mado worso or soon spoiled. It ls usually the oaso that bad troalmont makes a oow vicious. If a cow has kind treatment from tho timo sho is a calf up to tho maturity, Bho will hardly ovor bo lnollned to show any temper, and if sho does happon to kick, it may be'takon for granted that sho has a vory good reason for so doing. On -no condition whatever should sho bo kicked or pounded, but tho causo should bo found and measures takon to remedy . it. If a cow's toats aro sore sho oannot bo blamed for kicking. Hired mon often mako cows kickers, and whon a hired man is caught treating a cow cruelly ho should bo rebuked and warn od to be more careful in tho future. Heifers most corla!nly must recu've kind treatment whon teaching thorn to bo If not at work u cood glooming onco u day would bo sullloiont, and whon idlo good hay might bo substituted for grain. A Fool and ills Money. All residents of Novnda, says tho Car son Appeal, will recall what a famous resort Bowers' mansion used to bo In tho flush times, somo fifteen years ago. Sandy Bowor3 mado somo lucky turns in crown Point and Bolohor, and, almost before ho knew it, was worth a cool million, and somo say moro. Ho bo lleved that monoy was mado to uso, and so purohasod somo proporty noar Wa shoe lako, and built his mansion, it was by far tho most pretentious dwelling that ovor had beon thought of In Nova da, and whon pooplo saw tho broad and solid masonry going up thoy wondorod ir it would not bankrupt its builder. Aftor tho houso wns finished, Bowors wont to F.uropo for upholstery and fur niture. Tho house cost nbout $100,000 to build, aud tho furniture cost about as muoh more. It was a slmplo propo sition with Bowors to havo o vory thing in Bight, regardless of oxpenso. Ho had about him somo bad advisors in tlioso days, and thoy led him to all sorts of extravagance. He was open-hearted and literal as the day, and tho mansion of March wcro appolntod in England and Wales by tho 2,100 district registrars in thoso countries, each enumerator having a distlnctly-delinod district assigned to him. In Scotland tho thirty-two sheriffs appointed the temporary registrars generally pansn school masters and 8.130 enumerators. For the smallerislunds, tho government appointed 257 enumerators, and in Ire laud tbo census was taken by tho constabulary. Somo days boforo tho census day printed schedules woro de livered at every houso or tenemoat: in Wales thoso wore printed in Wolsh for tho benefit of tho low or classes. Those schedules contained questions about tho name, relation to lioaa oi lamiiv, con dition, ago, sox, occupation, ami birth placo of overy person in Great Britain, and also as to tho number of deaf, dumb and blind. Measures wero taken to se cure accurately tho names of night laborers, porsonsout of tho country, travelers, seamen, soldiers, oto. Thoso schodulos wore all filled up in tho night ot March 30-31 and wero taken up at an early hour on March 81, the collector filling up tho parts that had beon loft blank through thoir negligonco or ina bility. All unoccupied houses and buildings in oourso of construction woro also noted. Tho floating population porsons who spent tho night in boats nnd barges, in barns, sheds, etc., wcro required to bo estimated as nearly as possible. X no enumerators wero allow ed ono week to mako thoir returns in. all transcribed, and tho summaries and estimates completed according to uu tailed instructions, Tho district regis trars had to complete their revision ol tho icturns of thoir subordinates in a fortnight, paving particular attention to u'.no specially donned points. Thoso revised returns woro again revised by tho "superintendent registrars," and thon transmitted to tho consus office. Tho oensus yt&s tho most successful, in quickness and acouraoy, accomplished Nelson Coreker' btruBRl with Farloas II cants In "Painter" Swamp. From the New TorkTlmct. Ono of tho most 1 iimous panther hunt ers over lived in Sullivan County was Nelson Crocker, of tho town of Bethel, whoso favorite hunting grounds wcro around White Lake, now a popular summor resort for hundreds of Now York pooplo. In 1820 ho was camping In tho woods near Big Pond. 0..o day he and his dog struck tho trail of soven panthers on tho edgo of "Painter" Swamp. Ho followed tho trail a long time, nnd then becoming hungry sat down on a log to oat his lunch. Sud denly his dog began to "bristlo up" and growl, n hugo panther sprang from n trco noar by, almost touching Crocker's arm as it passed by In in liko a flash. Crocker caught his gun, but tho panther hnd disappeared In tho woods, followed by tho dog. Fow dogs would follow panthers. Crocker's was an exception. It soon overtook tho panther, and n fight ensued. Tho dog was soon whipped, nnd camo running back to its master, who had proceeded to thoscono of tho contest. Tho panther took to a trco and, ns Crocker was taking aim to firo at it, ho discovered another panther rushing toward him from tho swamp. Tho hunter directed his attention to this ono, and shot it. By this timo ho heard tho. screaming of panthors in overy direction, and ns his dog could not bo induced to render him any further aid, Crocker doomed it prudent to rotroat from tho swamp. Ho was followed by two of tho panthers for n long distance In getting away from them Crocker lost his wolf-skin hunting hat that ho prized vorj highly. Ho reached his cabin in safety, and was so angry with himsolf at having been beaten by tho panthers and for being so cowardly ns to leavo bis bat In thoir midst, that ho dotormi cd to return and recover tho hat, socuro tho skin ot tho panther ho had shot, and kill others if tho opportunity offorcd. Ho waited until tho noxt morning, and then wont baok to tho swamp. Crock cr'd dog having recovered from tbo effects of its fight of tho day boforo, ac companied him. Crocker found his hat nnd also tho carcass of tho panther ho had killed. Whillo ho was busy skin niug tho latter, ho looked up and saw a largo malo panther watching him from the crotch of a trco. Ho fired at it and It fell wounded from tho trco. It ran Immediately to a chestnut sapling and climbed to tho top of it. Tho sapling bent over with tho weight of tho panth or until it touched tho ground. Tho dog seized tho panther, but tho latter hurled him twenty feet away with ono blow of its paw. It then advanced on Crocker, who had no time to load his gun. Tho dog flod and Crocker follow- cd It, with tho furious panther in closo pursuit. Crocker tiirew his rifle away, and tho panther ran to it and stoped to That probably saved Crock er's lifo, as ho was ablo to get out of tho swamp, boyond which tho panther did not follow him. Crockor again cursed his cowardice, and going to his cabin took his hunting ax and wont back to tho swamp. Ho had entered it only a low yards when tho woundod panther sprang out of tho bushos aud mado for Crockor without) delay. Tho hunter stood his ground and whon tho panther jumped upon him it rccolved tho blade of tho hunting-knlfo cloar to tho hilt in its hoart. The thrust was a lucky ono for Crockor, for both foro paws of the panther woro on his shoulder, and its wide-open jaws at his throat As it foil back it tore tho hunter's cloth ing off from tho shoulders down. Leav ing tho panthor in its death throes, Crockor hastened to the spot where he had thrown his rifle down and found it. He hod hardly loadod it boforo he was obliged to bring it into sorvice again for another full-grown panthor camo bounding toward him from troo to trco, Crockor waited until it was crouched for tho spring that was- to bring it upon himsolf, and thon fired. Tho panthor leaped, but fell doad at tho hunter's foot. Crocker took tho skin from his thrco panthers, .and lost no timo in breaking camp in that vicinity, as ho did not oaro to tako the chances against a swamp Ml of such dangorous game, with no dog to depond on for aid. Aftor having had hundreds of halr-broadth osoapes from wild animals Crockor finally sent a rlflo-ball through his own heart, because, after abstaining for moro than a year from intoxicating liquor, ho allowed himsolf to got drunk ono day on a hunting oxpodition. Among tho early settlors of tho Upper pounding" clothes In a barrel, or rather tho butt end ot n plno log hol lowed out to rosomblo a barrel, sho hoard a cry from her baby. Sholookcd up, and to her horror saw an immenso panthor hurrying away with tho child in its mouth. Mrs. Hnino3 ran cflor tho animal, and at tacked it with her clothes-pounder, which made a formidable weapon. A fow blows from tho ponnder caused tho panthor to drop tho proy and to hurry off into tho woods. Haines followed tho panther tho noxt day, and discovered it in a swamp. Ho shot it. It was vory lean, and so old that Its tooth woro worn off to tho gums. This accounted for tho fact thtvt tho child had not boon injured by tho animal, nnd for tho oaso with which thoroscuo had beon mado by Mrs. Haines. Tho child that had so narrow an cscapo grew up to bo a man of reck less and dtsroputablo character. Ho bo camo n raitsman, ana onco during a heavy freshet in tho Lackawaxcn insisted on running a raft through tho narrows, a very dangerous place whllo ho was In toxicated. Ho was remonstrated with, but said that ho would go through tho narrows on tho raft or go to hell In try ing. Tho raft wns wrecked, and Hainos was never soon or hoard of again. Tho story of tho panthor nnd tho child has beon told throughout this valloy for thrco-quartersof acontury, but was gen erally discredited. Among tho papers of tho late Judgo Samual Preston, of Wayno County, Pa, who survoyod land in tho upper valley In 1787, was recont- ly found n diary kopt in which ho men tions tho incident as having occurred whllo ho was in that vicinity. Cyrus Dodgo wns another groat hum or ot hulllvan County. Onco, while hunting deer nt Long Pond, ho discov ered a panther glaring at him from a trco. Ho shot it, nnd instantly tho trees in tho vicinity soomed to bo allvo with panthers. Dodge, knowing that nono of tho cat family would venture into tho wntor, waided out into tho pond until no was waist uoop. no counted, soven panthors looping nbout in tho trees nnd giving voice to tno most unearthly cries. Thoy wero young ones, nbout half- grown, and no supposed tno ono no had killed was their mother. Ho shot four moro from his placo in tho pond, and tno others disappeared in ino woods. CH1LDR15NM CORNER. "llinOS CANNOT COlT.W OoM T.'mri. Sit egg there were, In the nest" of the bird, under four brown wligs' protection. "Now birds cannot comt," said John, "Pre heard,!' And lo, w lfiout esjln t another word, He took ono for his collection. F.ve eges there were lu the robin's nest; Karl knew from John's direction. "As olrds cannot count," said Karl, "'tis best To take one of these, to go with the rest Of the kinds In my collection." Four eggs there were in the nest on the tree. Said Dick, "Upon refection, Ae birds cannot count. I think It will be No harm to them, and j tst right for me, To take one for my colleetlon." Three eggs there were In that barrassed nest; And I don't know what connection There was lu the thoughts In the poor birds' breast, If birds cannct count; bnt theyleft the rest For anybody's collection. Oh I egg collectors, don't yon suppose You might havo somo s'lght objection, Though you should forget how to count, It thoso Who look at your treasures, should as they chose, Each take one from Tour collection! JIM'S MESSENUER. BT MADGE. Ladies itt tho House of Commons. What do wo moan by tho "deer pon." Nothing moro nor less than tho Ladles' Gallery in tho British Houso of Com mons, which is a dlgrnco to tho nine teenth century, yot into which it is moro difficult to penetrate than into Bucking ham Palace. Admission can only bo obtained from mombors, who ballot for seats soven days in advance. As thero nro 567 members tho strugglo for seats is animated. Timo was when woman bad equal rights with mon in visiting tho Commons. As far back as 167G my sex ocouplcd tho Stranger's Gallery a prlvllogo thoy enjoyed until February, 1778, when a groat dobato took placo on tho stato of tho nation. Tho Duch of Devonshire, Lady Norton, aud other grandcg dames not only occupied tho soats ordinarily assigned to thom, but took possession of thoso under tho front gallory. According to "Groy's Debates," a Captain Johns tono, of tho navy, angorcd that tho Houso should havo beon cleared of malo strangors, among whom woro friends ho had intro duced, insisted upon tho withdrawal of all strangers. A rulo then existed which enabled any oco member to exclude visitorsan absurd rulo, which has bsen recently modified. No less than two hours were required to onforco this or dcr, and that two hours' scufllo with tho weaker sex led to thoir banishment from tho Commons. From 1778 to 1834 womon obtained a glimpso of tho Houso by looking through a nolo over tho largest chandelier a holo constructed to carry off hot air and tho smoke of candles! Boforo tho prcs ont Houses of Parliament woro design' od, whon legislation was carried on in a temporary building, women wero allow od to stand and poop through oyelet holes borod in a sort of box erected be hind tho Strangers' Gallery. Far bet ter in tho snoop-pen of to-day, but it is a pen. Originally it was divided into throo compartments of sovon persons, A dozen yoars ago, howover, tho divid ing walls wero removed. Sinco then othor improvements havo beon madolho moro than it had, and tho sun always . m 1 ..... . . , . . , I , 1.1 .1 1 II e LI 1 M. Jim's my young friend. " Ho don't know nny lovo but my shnro, nnd If that's a small bit, then my heart doceives met Jim is a crlpplo, a poor, pale-fao od littlo "kid," who lias passed his ten years in suffering nnd need. Ho knows tho world is boautiful nnd fair. Tho sun crcops into his dark, comfortless room, and no ono loves its brightness liko Jim. Ho watches for it nnd calls it his faithlul friend. His wistful oyes eagerly await tho first glim mer which ponotratcs tho dusty window panes. But whon tho outer world is opprcssod with heavy clouds and gloom, and tho sun's cheering faco is absont as well, there, Jim hopes, his friend is only resting not sick nor wonry of its tasks. Jim thinks it ought to tako a holiday with God sometimes, and carry its brightness among tho holy angels, So, often, whon thinking of his iriond's rare privileges, ho does not griovo because tho room is cold and dismal. I havo told you Jim is poor, sick, but not altogether lonely. Indeed, ho was chocrful and contented, so tho simplest thing mado his heart bound with joy too rapturous for his foobls framo. If I could call Jim's "Aunt Maria" a friend, I would not pity him so much or love him with tears in my heart. I know ho gets his tin plate full of coarso dinnor, and things look sort of arrang ed, but ho is left to think and suffer all day, alono. Ho says tho world is busy, all things nro at work, and ho only gropes idly and weakly. Now I will tell you how I happened to know this poor littlo "kid." Somo folks think that boys havo no hoart and feeling, but I'm sure thero are many, many of us who know hotter and who, undortho handsomest or poor est coat carry tho warmost and biggest of hearts. I might havo agreed with these poor-opinionod folks beforo Jim's. pale, tearful faco turned to me. I was whistling on my way to school, fooling mighty jolly as I rattled tho nlokols in my overcoat pocket. I was ashamod afterward that I could bo so Bolfishly happy, but then I didn't know tho hourt had anything to do with tho boy's glad- noss or unhappiness. i am not nonce tho darK brick wall that cast its gloomy shadow in tho nar row street, but did sco upon tho damp earth a tiny bluo flower, fresh and boau tiful, with upturned face. I had not guessed tho flowor to bo a messenger, but I looked up, an A Jim's sadlltlo faco mot my oyo. Tho window was stalnod, smoky nnd very far up tho wall, but I hoard tho low, wcok volco beg mo to bring up tho littlo flowor. i iounu my way to Jim, who cried with oy to havo mo thoro. Ho told mo how ho watched for mo each day, morn ing and evonlng, whether tho sun shone or clouds lookod upon the street. And ho thought my hoart must bo big with happiness because I could whistlo to show it, and so mako room for moro, Ho told mo his hoart could hold so much proaches they begin to buzz about among tho branches, and somotlmcs cntor houses through open doors or windows, attracted apparently by tho light. Thoy olten seem dozzlod and bowlldered, flying hither and thlthor, darting against anything in their way with such forco as to causo thom to fall to tho grotmd and Wm1 this seeming blindness we have como to uso tho ex pression, "blind as a beetle." But I must tell you about Bonnie. Ho was the child of a neighbor, and had olten boon in to sco onr caso of preserved insects, and sometimes had been with us in our walks to search for specimens. Ho wished most earnestly to sorre ns, and captnrcd whatevor bug or butterfly camo in his way, regardless ofcrushod wings or broken legs. One bright May morning he camo fhto tho sitting room whoro wo sat at onr sow ing, nnd spying a quantity of gay bits of worsted (left from somo fanoy work wo had been doing) he asked if he might have thom to put in his 'pockot His mother had just finished his first pants, and, ns ho rejoiced in two pook ots, every available thing found its way into ono or tho other of thom. Ho pioked up tho bright worsteds nnd put good handful in each pocket; thon seeing ono of tho farm hands pass tho window, ho hurried out to go with him to tho field. Thoy woro plowing, nnd tho May booties woro nbnndnnt, nnd Bonnlo conceived tho brilliant idea of using his now pockets nud helping mo to spoimcns nt tho samo timo. So ho pioked up handful niter handful of beetles and thrust them into his pock ets. "After," ns ho said, "getting as many ns he fought 1 would want," ho enmo in, arid, running to me. said: Aunt May! Aunt May! 1'sodotsomo- finforyoul I'so dot lots of 'em, tool" and, putting his hand into his pocket, ho drew forth tho most comical looking mass that I over saw ana laid it upon my lap. Thero wero tho poor booties, with thoir rough legs entanglod with tho gay, many-colored worsteds, which clung to thom tho closer tho moro thoy tried lo got frcojrom them; nnd thoy tumbled ovor each other, squlnn'tnr; and clawing in tho'most comical fashion. Truly, I thought I had beetles enough In my apron to supply specimens to nil tho naturalists in tho wholo wide world; and Bcnnio told his mother. ''I dess Aunt May was ticklod mos' to dof wiv cm 'causo sho laughod so, sho did!" last of which is tho elevation of the ceil ing and an attempt at ventilation; but tho gallery still remains small, dark and well-nigh intolerable. Hung high in tho air, liko a bird-cage, a heavy von grating conceals its occupants from tho vlow of tho houso, and, unloss a woman is fortunato onough to obtain oft of eighteen front soats. sho sees nVthing and hears with difficulty. Ye; in 1875, Shorgeant Sorlook pn remove tho prison bars ho w clfully snubbed. Through many windings, up morablo stairs, women attain tho leading to thoir pon. On I visit, ono hour beforo tbo House was locked, and a dozen 4 aa 1 ugs, ttain afl ( i vn i a" a wheu, 'oscd to unmor- owoor gave a kindly smilo for him and put a littlo cheer in tbo dark room. Hearing my tuno, ho dropped the tendorly-nur- turod flower upon my path that it might attraot, so I might know and choerhim; that less of solf-lovo should rulo my hoart. Tho littlo flower a bright, puro messenger from a gonorouB, feoblo child stirred mo to a noblor, tenderer impulses, which God has implanted within tbo homollest, hardest natures tbo most heedless, most careless boy, So I'm Jim's friond, and his face bright ens whenovor I enter his room, wbtoh 1 tried to open to tho sun's cheer and comfort, for loves sweet sako. iomblod, it men stood aid ox tho Bennlo and Ills Beetle. Ih n AAiinfwit air va tlittr flfnn nntl Vi .m .vttnm iia hnnn nnrannd. with Delaware Valloy was Ben Haines littlo variation, over since. Tho dlges. nnd his family. Haines was an Indian t r it 1.. . uuiuru lb idou uj iu&u kvhiu iiiu I BT MAY MACKENZIE. front soats. At last tbo Imposing usher America cultivator, appeared, unlocked tho mor, and tho Noarly evory farmer's boy ls familiar scramble began, but wo wero stopped with tho May beetle, and very likely in our mod career by tho importurbablp you have all soon thom whllo plowing person in black, who, after comparing or hoeing in tho Spring; for in the month our names with thoso on his list, allowed ot May thoy emorgo trco tho ground us to prpcood, "This is beautiful, is it frequently in largo numbors. It is tton of tho census reports by tho central wilier and a groat hunter. Ho had cab- not?" said an elderly lady to hor com- singular sight to soo tho booths of art aumoniies is conuuuiuu iuuai iuuiuuuu- and tbo compiia- lvand solontlfically, tions nro of tho greatest value to statisticians and economists. Tho Brit ish systom has sorvctl as a modol for manv othor countries, whoro tho census is now taken in ono day by moans of printed schodulos. Chtcken Bonn. Cut up tho fowl, sep arating each joint; let it boll ono hour; thon stii in thickening, tomatoes, pop por, salt, and parsloy enough tosoasonj put in a tow aumpungs; joi it uuu up u quartor oi annouranu uurvu. ins in various parts of tho valloy, and his wlfo and throo children accompanied him whonevor ho journoyodfromonoto tho othor. Ono of his places oi abode was along tho Lackawaxcn River, four miles bolow tho prosont village of Honosdalo. Ho was absent ono day on a hunting oxpodition, and bis wlto hav ing somo washing to do wont to tho rlvor for that purpose Sho took hor baby with hor, and laid it on thoground near by. Whilo sho was engaged in panlon. "What havo you brought with sizosand shades, from light to dark you?" "Sherry, sandwlohos and somo brown, as tho plow turns up tho sod sal volatile." "Vory sonslblo, my and exposes thom so viow. Sometimes doar, added tho elderly lady. "Just tho grubs ot theso lnscots destroy acres boforo loavlng homo I had somo sausa- of grass by feeding upon tho roots, and gos, bocauso thoy nro staying. Women wo havo road that in England and speak Utile in this pen, tho effect ot tho grating being depressing. No men aro allowed, M. P.'s excopted, who drop In occasionally to seo thoir irlonds. Tho only diversion is tea, or a chop served in a rotiring-room, Franco wholo meadows havo boon uudorminod by thom; whllo tho beetlos in tho wingod stato do muoh harm to tho foliage upon tho trees. Thoy cling upon tho undorsido of tho loaves durin daylight; out when mo evening ap Bad Company. When you drlvo a nail Into a board and draw it out again it will leavo an impression, will it notP and whon you leap into tho water you will get wet, will you not P It is exactly the same with bad company. You may not do just what has beon dono, and perhaps may not say what you havo hoard said, bnt somothing will show itsolf in your char- aotor in after life, llko tho impression of tho nail in tho board. Supposo yon woro walking along a streot, and some body said to you, "This is a dangerous streot; I would keep off of it; do you seo tho holes and ditchos hero?" would you not goto another street, that was safe to walk on? Bad company is dangorous. A vory gooi rulo for boys who aro about to start out on the rough sea of lifo is: Keep out of bad company. Boys should ask thoir parents, or somo re sponsible person, to choose whnt is bad or gooi company for thom. Bo carof ul what you road, bo careful with whom you go, and keep ont of bad company. It Is moro infecting than yellow fever, and it always leaves impressions on your character. Monfgulfler's Daughter. Montgolfior, tho Inventor of tbo bal loon, demonstrated tho practibillty o his dovico for navigating tho air in June, 1783, in tho vicinity of Lynns. It is singular that an immediate descendant should havo beon living until vory re cently. Mdllo. Adolalde do Montgolfior, who died Deo. 16, at the age of 01, was his daughter, and had survlvod him for olghty-ono years. She was a woman of unusual talent, devoted to literature and tho author ot a song book called Molodios du Prlntemps," which is stlU in uso in noarly all the French schools. She was tho patroness of Beranger; and oho left a splendid collection of auto graphs, noarly all addressed to herself, and inoluding a letter of Silvio Polllco wrltton with his own blood. Mldlle. Montlgolficr resisted all persuasion to quit Tiris on tho approaoh of the Prus sions in 1879. Sho lived on tho sido of tho city exposed to the Prussian batterlos. and sho remained with a maid nnd a youth in her sorvico, tho only tennants of a largo old houso of many flats whonoo every othor had fled. Old as sho was, oven thon sho went in cessantly to visit tho woundod in tbo ambulances, and was found at tho end of tho slego to have-givon away all hor house linen, and AVery article usoful fovtho slok. ThoUgrcat event and triumph of hor llfif doubtless, was to seo Lor fathers ftreat invention so utllizedf&anlig tholojof Paris, when for a long timo the only communication between tho fbeloagnorod capital and tho outsldo world was by means of balloons. Mdllo; de Montgolfler was possessed of a largo fortune. She pre sented tho Museum1 of the Aeronautical Aoodomy with a copy of tho largo medal oxeoutod by Huldon, represent ing hor fathor and unclo, who was asso ciated with bjfn In tho invontion of balloons. A movomont will bo got up in Franco for colobrating tho contonary of that mcmorablo event. "Ves, sab," said tbo old colortd man, "do firs' yeah, when I give tlltv .dollars to the church, dey call mo Mletah lllchard Johuson, Eiquah; de secon' yeah times was bid an' X couldn't glv no moab than twenty-five dollabs, an' dey call me llrudilali Johnson; de next yeah 1 couldn't glv nuflln', an' dey call mo olo nlggan Johxton.