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.A. C. Swltilmrr.e, Between Oic springs of nix and seven Two fresh cars' fountains, clear Of nil tint poldcn sand for lohV-'ii, Clillil, midway paliir here, As earth, for love's sake, dare bless lKavcn, So ilaro I Wen yon, dear. Between two bright, ttell-hculs, tliat bright ened Willi every breath that blows To) loud to hill, ton low to frighten, D it fain to rock, the rose, Tour feet stand fast, jour lit smiles lighten, That might rear flowers from snows. You came when wind unlaslicd were (inrllng Ikhltid the frot-bound hour, A stiow-'jlrd sturdier than the starling, A storm-bird llcdgod for showers, That snr'ng might smile to find you, darling First Ixtni of all the flowers. Could lov nuke worthy things of worthless, My song were worthjau ear; Its note should nuke the days ino'tmlrthlcfs The. merr:et of the year, And wake to birth all bud jet blrthless, To keep ou birthday, dear. JDut where ur birthday brighten heaven No need lias earth, (lot knows, Of light or warmth to melt or leaven The front er fcg that glows With sevenfold heavenly lights of seven Hwect soring that cleave, the snows. Could love make worthy music of you, And match my Master's (Miners, Had even my love le heart to love you, A better fong were ours; With all Hie rhjiiie like stars iilxc you, And all the word' like Mowers. s 1 - FARM, GARDEN, AND HOUSEHOLD. I'olalo Itol. A corro.-pundont gives tho result of -experiments In preventing this ilieae by entirely removing thu tops before it Imil become developed distinctly. When it lir?t made Its appearance In thu neighborhood, and before there were visible signs of It on his grounds, bo entirely removed the tops, either by pulling them up, or cutting under thu .surface, he does not say which. The early ones were nearly mature, and nonu were attacked by thu disease; they were excellent in quality. Thu later norls also escaped the rot, but not being mature, were not so good. Thu tops were left on a portion of thu patch by way of experiment and heru thu pota toes were speedily attacked by the dis ease and the greater part rendered use less. It is not often we hnvo thu dis easu .so virulent In this country as to render such treatment necessary. rtluiiiiliM'liii-i- r Under anil 4'Iiooho. Thu milk arrives at thu factory be tween the hours of llvu and cijrht o'clock in the morning. It is lirst e.v amined to see that it is porfectlv sweet, after which it Is weighed and emptied into thu receiving vats, whore- it remains twenty-four hours, by which tlmu the cream has become entirelv separated. Thu cream is churned until it Is in a granulated form, when it Is washed freu from buttermilk, and taken out, worked, weighed and packed for mar ket. Thu creamery occupies a slto well adapted for the business, and Is bor dered by onu of thu llnest streams of water in thu country. Thu proprietors are pleased with their success, and have no fear that thu business can possibly bo ovurdone, as good butter, such as thoy turn out, will always bo in du lnand. They reason very correctly that thu moru there is sent to market of a good article, whether butter or any thing else, thu moru thu market de mands. Farmers who reside In thu vicinity of the creamery declare that they can make almost twice as much out of their cows by disposing of thu lacteal fluid to thu creamery, as thoy oan by working it tip into butter on their promises. The arrangements In thu creamery are such that thu trans formation of thu milk into butter and chceso can be closely watched through all its processes. The cheesy portion, or curd, is separated from the butter milk, and in twenty-four hours from thu tlmu that the milk has entered thu vats, a finu artlelo of butter has been produced, without an opportunity hnv ing occurred for tho milk to hour. Tli Oleander. . A caso that occurred recently under my notice may bo recorded as a warning of tho dangerous qualities of a favorite bouso plant. A lino healthy maro ate a slnglo tuft of loaves from a branch of nn oleander temporarily set by tho door; then wont on a journoy of six miles, ap pearing playful and well, but on return ing refused her feed, Noxt morning sho .still refused to eat, looked dull and hnggard, and had partially lost control .of hor hind limbs. Tho maro died bo foro assistance could bo obtained, and -on opening tho body tho dark red con gostod stomach showed tho action of an acrid poison, and inquiry brought out tho account of tho cropping of tho ole ander, of tho injurious qualities of which tho owner was entirely Ignorant. As this Ignorance is very wide-spread, it may bo we'll to say that all parts of tho plant arc deadly. A very small - quantity of tho'leaves aro fatal to tho .horse, as wo have just scon. Tho flowers have produced death In 'thoso who carelessly picked and atu them. Thu branches divested of their liark and used as skowcrs huvo poisoned tho moat roasted on them, and killed seven of tho twelve people who par- took of It. As in tho caso of other poisonous plants, tho danger to animals is greatest when, as at present, vegeta tion is only just stirring, and when tho stock aro tempted to blto anything grcon 'that comes within their roach. Again, thoro Is danger at any season when tho Hvo stock havo just como o(T n weary, "dusty journoy, hungry and with tho i souse of smell largely blunted or torn porarily abolished. Also when tho poi tHonous plants havo boon dried and mixed with other plants in hay; above ' Jill, if that Is cut beforo being fed to tho animals j nnd finally If Inseparably mixed with wholcsomo food, as in chsllngc. Tlicso last remarks apply not only to tho oleander, which Is not Indigenous to tho north, but to other poisonous plants which should bo rooted out of every pasture and forago field. AnIicm unit Halt fbr Allium!. This subject has been frequently dis cussed hitherto, especially tho use of salt for farm stock. That all domestic animals do better whero thoy aro con stantly supplied with salt, I am perfect ly satisfied, from cxpcrlenco and long observation. The only caso where salt seems to do Injury Is where cattle havo been long without It, and then on giving them all they are Inclined to consume, I am willing to own that It Is temporarily Injurious, not because thu urtielu Is of Itself bail, but because of taking too much at mu doc. Thu proper way to feed salt Is to place It whero tho stock can go to it as they please, and taku what they aro inclined to eat. Never mix It with their food, so that they aro compelled to take It whether they wish It or not. Moru and better butter can be made from thu milk of u cow when she has her free supply of salt than from one entirely deprived of It, or hav ing an Irregular supply, and it also takes less tlmu to churn the cream. Nature requires salt as an aid In preserv ing health. It assists in .digestion, as well as in many other ways, which I need not here mention. For eattlu at pasture lumps may bo laid In any con venient place whero a board can be fix ed, to shelter from thu rain, and still allow the stock free access. At thu barn thu lumps can be placed under the shed, or in some other convenient spot. Hut oftentimes stock seem to require an alkali as well, and that is most conven iently supplied in wood ashes, which horses, cattle, sheep and swinu will greedily devour, when they havo an op portunity. These should also bo suppli ed whero thu stock can havo access to them as desired. Tho ashes should bo from good sound wood, and kept dry. W hen desirable to keep cattlo at pas ture, and there is no shed to shelter tho ashes and salt, a convenient trough may be fastened between two posts, on top of which aro fastened two planks or boards as a roof to shelter from rain. Tho posts should bo longenoughso that tho trough may bo 18 or 20 inches above tho ground, and there must bo room above, between it and the roof, to allow of free access to thu salt or ashes. This answers for all stock except sheep and swine, which can havo tho troughs low er. I believe that if a constant supply of salt and ashes is provided where all kinds of stock can have access to them, very much less disease would bu known among farm stock; I have neither known bots, collo or worms in horses whero ashes and salt were thus furnished. 'I'll; 'ucUlcllur. This is ono of thu worst weeds that infest the prairies. It is not as bad as tho Canada thistle, but it Is bad enough for all practical purposes. Althou"h its seeds aro not bcattured far by th winds, thoy havo a variety of ways of getting over tho ground. They nttach themselves to tho wool of sheep, th hair of cattle, horses and wild animals. and to the feathers of some kinds of birds. They aru swept away from fields in Hoods, and aro carried long distances in streams and rivers. Thoy will stand moro abuso than a stray dog without receiving any permanent injury. Thev eauso a largo amount of work when thoy spring up in Holds that aro under cultivation. Tho presence of tho weeds in a grain Hold causes a largo reduction in tho crop. Tho burs in wool detract largely from its value. It is now af firmed by many that tho young plants aro poisonous to stock. Mr. John Will lams, of Logan, Iowa, In Statu Register, gives this testimony respecting them; "I eamo from Illinois ten years ago, but lived near tho Illinois bottom, and ono year In particular there eamo a wonder ful Hood of water and raised tho river until tho whole bottom was underwater for five miles In width, and thu cockle burs grew largely in tho bottom and washed tho seed to tho shore, and when tho water wont down theso burs camu up first, anil wu farmor.j lot our cattlo and hogs run at largo, and tho first thing wo know thoy were dying all along tho bottom at a turriblo rato hundreds died in a few days. When thorough in vestigation was made It was found that it was tho young cockle burs thut killed tho stock. It is very poisonous. When very young it is sweet and tonder, and being tho first thing green In sight thu cattlo and hogs cat them greedily. Our cattlo would como up at night and in tho morning there would bo from three to twelve dead, and some sick. Our remedy, when in time, was heavy drenches of molted lard. On examin ing thoso that died their gall was gen erally largo or hurstcd, and tho farmers and stock-men took their stock olV of tho bottom for about two weoks, until vegetation got up in good shape, and there wasn't any moro of tho disease." Tho wiso law-makers of this State some years ago sought to exterminate cocklo burs by directing a statuto against them. Hut for sonio reason tho weeds havo paid very llttlo attention to It. Thoy contlnuo to grow and multiply, and when a largo crop of burs Is produced, thoy tako tho river routo to tho eoa board. Thoy havo Invaded tho sacred soli of sovoral States whero no unfriond ly legislation oxists concerning thorn. Tho cocklo-burs will soon bo to tho United States what tho thlstlo is to Scot land a national weed. Tho chief dif ficulty In exterminating tho post lies In tho fact that tho seed will retain Its vi tality sovoral years. Tho host way to eradicate it Is to put tho infested Hold in grass and not break the sod for suv oral seasons. This oloanlng process. should bo continued till all tho farm has been under treatment." A closo look out must then bo kept for chance speci mens that may appear. A Japanese Bronze Worker. Tho most skillful living bronze work er In Japan, and ono of the most skill ful workers of metal that Japan lias ever possessed, Is said by tho Japan Mall to bo a Klyoto artisan named Zoro kit. Ills specialty Is inlaying with silver and gold, an art which ho carries to such perfection that his pieces nro scarcely distinguishable from the chefs tfivuvre of thu Mln period. What ono sees on going Into his atelier is a very old man somu slxty-fivu or seventy peering through a pair of huge horn spectacles at a tiny incense-burner or still tinier ilower vase, from whoso frets and diapers he Is paring away, with marvelous patience, an almost Imper ceptible roughness of excrescence, Be- Idc him, winter and summer nllkv, stands a brazier witli a slow charcoal fire, over which an Iron netting sup ports ono or two bron.u vessels similar to that hu holds in his hand. Plainly these bronzes aro being subjected to a slow process of baking, and if you watch for a moment, mnrveling at the purpose of a proceeding which seems onlv calculated to mar thu fair surface of thu metal, you shall presently see the old man dip a feather into a vessel fill ed with greenish liquor, and touch tho heated bronzo hero and there with the most dillealu and dexterous care. This liquid Is acetate of copper, and this patient process, which you see repeat ed perhaps twenty or thirty times dur ing a visit of twieo as many minutes, will bo continued in tho samu untiring fashion for half a year to come) after which a month's rubbing and polish ing will turn out a bronzo rich in green nnd russet tints that might, nnd Indeed must, you would fancy, have been pro duced by centuries of slowly tolling time. Reminiscences of an Obsolete Crime. Hermit. In Troy Times. How strango it must seom to many of our readers to bo Informed that tho U- idted States Court was once occupied try ing a woman for tho crlmo of being a scold. Ihu prisoner was the notorious nn ltoyal. Sho was tried at Washing ton in 1829, tho following being nn cx tract from tho Indictment; "Tho said inn ltoyal did annoy and disturb the good pcoplo of tho United States by hor open, public and common scolding, to the common nuisancu of tho good citi zens of thu United States and to tho evil example of others." Tho prisoner's counsel pleaded in her defense that tho English statute, which punished common scolds with ducking, was obsolete, and honco tho indictment could not bo main tained. Judgu Crunch, however, hold that tho ofl'unso was not obsoleto and addod that all correct legal authorities decided that being a common scold to tho nulsanco of tho neighborhood is nn indictablu ollensc. Tho Judgu therein) on fined Mrs. ltoyal 10, and ordered her to give security for good behavior and to stand committed until tho above men tioned security should bo maintained. This Is tho only instance of tho kind I have over heard of in thu history of our country, nnd hence I give it as a legal curiosity. Important Precious Metal Facts. .Mining ltcccml, Hetweon 1492 and 1818 tho American Hemisphere produced .5,23 1,5-10,000 of silver million, or nearly double as much of that metal as all tho world has nro duced from 1818 to 1880 inclusivo; as largo as may havo been tho production of tho United States sineo 1805, while tho silver of tho first poriod, mainly con tributed by Mexico and Pern was, in major part yielded between 1650 and 1810. Tho production of silver from 1192 to 1818, in tho Americas, exceeded that of gold nearly as three to one, and in nil tho world as nearly two to ono. On tho other hand, between 1818 and 1880, in clusivo, tho rato of production of thu two metals has been entirely reversed, so nun gout, in point of production in tho world, for tho last poriod, boars tho rela tion to silver of slightly abovo two to onu. Hearing in mind this fact, as also that with oven an annual production of gold now reduced matoriallv below 100,000,000,it is still materially greater in amount than that of silver a fact either ignored or unknown to tho advo cates of tho single gold standard what solid ground is thoro for a permanent fall in thu price of silver? Assuredlv none, wo answer, when wo romembor that no less than 900,000,000 souls em ploy an oxclusvloly silver currenov. and that tho greatly Increased population of r.uropo and America since 1848, with tho greatly inereased wealth and luxu rious habits of tho peoplo of all countries, havo led to a demand and consumption of silver In tho industrial arts, for pinto and other articles, which maku thu pres ont annual produetlon of silver less ad equate, In proportion to tho present pop ulation and scopo of uses In tho world, than was tho production of this motal at tho opening of ourconturv. when it . hnm tho proportion already stated to gold, In quantity, of nearly three to ono. , Fossil Woods. Sovoral specimens of fossil woods nnd llgnlto havo boon found at a depth 191 fcol bolow tho surfaco hi boring an arte sian woll as Galvoston, Tex. Abovo theso were 'fifty-five feet of qulcksuud and 135 feet of solid bluo clay. The contractor also assort that a considera ble, quantity of bones and shell luvo been drawn out of tho woll, from, what depth is not-Htatwl, Health and Material Prosperity. Popular Science Monthly. Tho report of tho Hoard of Health of New Haven contains, in n letter from Professor Drawer, President of tho Hoard, to (lie Common Council of tho city, a convincing statement of tho closeness of the relation between a good sanitary condition and the material prosperity and health of a city or com munity. An individual, to prosper by his labor, must bo reasonably well; tho snmo Is equally true of a community or State. In tho intonso competition of modern times, no sickly community can bo prosperous. It may bo intcllgont, and moral, and Industrious, hut it must bo poor. Henco it Is a duty, Imposed not only by tho claim of the Individual on tho community, but also by the vital interest of tho community Itself, to pro tect every person in it against thoso diseases and dangers whoso power for evil has grown along with our civiliza tion. Tho wonderfully rapid accumu lation of wealth, far surpassing any thing ever witnessed in tho past, which is onu of tho characteristics of modem times, is not due to improvements in machinery, to applications of science, to the spread of education, tho decrenso of wars, or thu moru extended produc tion of tho precious metals, though all theso have contributed their part, so much as to thu better nverago health of civilized countries and tho longer aver ago term of life which is now secured to workingmen. Kven now, n single pes tilence like those with which Savannah and Memphis have recently been allllct ed, may set thu most prosperous city back many years. New Haven lias had but ono visitation of yellow fever, but It took thu city eight or ten years to re cover from tho visible ofibcts of it, nnd a permanent loss of "what might havo been" was suffered at a critical period in thu commercial dcvclopement of tho city, tho value of which can never bo ascertained or guessed. Tho sanitary work, which is of such Importance in tills nspect of civil life, is often over looked, because of Its unobtrusive char acter, and it is novcr moru efficient than when it is least obtrusive. In thu ordinary pursuits of business, tho clang of machinery, brilliant scientific appli cations, tho bustle, etc., "are moro con spicuously in tho eyes of tho public than the quiet, persistent, imromantio but heroic fight with unseen but un wholesome Inlluenco which lurk in tho air of our towns. These inllucnccs, mostly growing out of our modes of life, nro over present in all our cities, ever growing unless cheeked, always producing disease, and from time to time especially inviting pestilence." Few cities can afford to allow a pesti lence to invade them. "A slnglo epi demic, but ono-fourth as bad as that of Memphis last year, would cost this city," says Professor Drawer, speaking oi jxow iiavon, "more, ami leave us with higher taxes, tlinn tho most oxpon slvo system of sewers nnd of garbago collection that was over dreamed of here." Moreover, a pestilence is only an Intens'lied mn If .'station of disease, tho most of its disastrous effects may bo produced by prolonged but general ill health; arid It is perfectly safo to say thnt no Northern city can bo really prosperous and really sickly at tho samo time. The Girl in Demand. The girl after whom any number of marrying men aro looking lias, says tho New York Hurald been discovered again. In other days sho has written a book, or developed a phenomenal voice, or shot a number of dollars' worth of wild animals, or dono something clso that secured local famo and considerable mono)-. This tlmo she has planted, cultivated, harvested and sold 350 bush els of wheat. It is ncodless to say that a number of young follows nro wildly in iovo with thnt girl, and that tho list of her suitors will rapidly Increase as tho record of her achievement makes tho round of tho press. A great deal is said about woman who marry for tho sake of being supported, but thoy aro no moro numerous than men who long for wives who will do work enough to sup; ply their husbands with bread and but ter, cigars and drinkr. Thoro aro men in New York who would borrow their last friend's last dollar rathor than do a day's work in a wheat fiold, yet would willingly endow tho Indiana girl with half of their worldly debts, nnd do it with tho best plain gold rings that could bo bought on credit. Thoy would also, as soon as tho wheat crop was harvested, find business calling them to Now York and keeping thorn thoro as long ns tho money lasted or an adv unco could bo secured on tho noxt crop. The Original Penny. Tho old, old penny in England, as In other countries, wns of silver, and Its ap pearance throughout the earliest tlmo of Its history would rather astonish thoso who know nothing of numismatic loro. From tho Saxon times, In which it was the only silver pleco oxtnnt, till thoso of Edward I., it was stamped with a squnro cross. This enabled tho coin to bo read ily broken into halves or quarters, which then served tho purposo of half ponce- or farthings. Hut tho latter coin was not much inforlor to tho vnluo of the present English penny, Inasmuch as tho broken pleco wns valued at ono-thlrtteth of a mark, or thrco ponco sterling. At this timo five of them went to hnvomado a skllllng, or shilling; so that the rela tions between what aru now chief En glish silver and bronzo coins haw entire ly altered In the courso of six centurios. King Edward, who reformed the coin ago, Hko everything olso, was tho first to Issuo pennies without the Indented cross; and to iwiHo up for Uio loss of tho qttoor- shaped half-pennies and farthings litth crtoln use, supplemented tho sliver coin ago with circular pieces, bearing tho snmo value nnd denomination. He fix ed tho standard of tho penny, moreover, by ordering that It should weigh thirty two grains of well-grown wheat, or, which was probably a moro nccurnto test, that twenty pennies should weigh ono ounce. Realities of War. A popular writer thus describes a bat tle; "Wo hnvo been fightlngnttho edgo of thu woods. A moment ago tho bat tery was a confused mob. Wo look a galn, and the llxguns are In position, thu detached horses hurrying away, the ammunition chests open, and along our lino runs thu command, 'dive them ono moro volley, nnd fall back to support the guns.1 Wu have scarcely obeyed when boom! boom! opens thu battery, and jets of lire jump down and scorch the grcon trees under which wo fought nnd strug gled. Tho shattered old brigade has a chanco to breathe, for the first tlmo in thrco hours, as w'e form a lnno nnd Ho down. What grim, cool fellows thoso cannoneers nrol Every man Is a perfect machine. Dullcts splash mudjnto their faces, but they do not wince. Dullcts slngoverand around, they do not dodge. There goes ono totho earth, shot through the head as ho sponged his gun. Thnt machinery loses just ono beat, misses just one cog In the wheel, nnd then works n- way again as before. Every gun is us ing a short fuse shell. Tho ground shakes anil trembles, the roar shuts out all sound ftom n battle-lino three miles long, nnd thu shells go shrieking Into tho swamp to cut trees short off, to mow great gaps in the bushes, to hunt out, and shatter and mangle men until their corpses cannot bo recognized as human. You would think a tornado was howling through tho forest, followed by billows of fire, and yet men live through it aye, press forward to capturo tho battery. Wo can hear tlielr shouts as thoy form for the rush. Now tho shells nro changed for grapo and canister, and the guns aro fired so fast that all reports blend into ono mighty roar. Tho shriek of a shell Is the wickedest thing in war, but no thing makes tho llesh crawl Hko tho dc monlnc singing, purring, whistling grape-shot, and tho serpent-llko hiss of canister. Men's heads and legs aro torn from bodies, nnd bodies cut In two. A round shot or shell takes two men out of tho rank as it crashes through. Grapo and canister mow a swathe and pile tho dead on top of each other. Through'tho smoke wo see a swarm of men. It Is not a battle line, but a mob ofjmen des perate enough to bathe their bayonets in the llamo of the guns. Tho guns leap from tho ground almost as thoy arode presscd on tho foe, nnd shrieks, and screams, and shouts, blend into ono aw ful and steady cry, Twenty men out on tho battery aro down, nnd the firing is interrupted. Tho foo accept it as a sign of wavering and come rushingon. Thoy nro not ten feet away when tho guns glvo them a hist shot. That discharge picks living men oH'thelr feet and throws them into the swamp, a blackened, moony mass, up now, as tno enemy aru among tho guns! There is a silence of ten seconds, and then tho Hash and roar of moro than 3,000 muskets and a rush forward with bayonets. Forwhat! Neither on the right nor left, nor in front of us is tho livlngfoo! There aro corpses around us which havo boon struck by thrco, four, and even six bullets, and no where on this aero of ground is a wound ed man! Tho wheels of tho gun cannot movo until tho blockade of dead Is re moved. Men cannot pass from caisson to gun without climbing over rows of dead. Every gun and wheel issmonrod with blood; every foot of grass has its horrible stain. Historinns wrlto of the glory of war. Hurlal parties saw mur der, where historians saw glory. Industrial Secrets. A century ago what a man discovered In tho arts ho concealed! Workmen wore put upon an oath never to reveni tho process used by their cmployor.s. Doors wore kept closed, urtlsans going out wore soarclied, visitors were rigor ously excluded from admission, and false operations blinded tho workmen themselves. Tho mysteries of ovory craft wore hedged In by thick-sot fences of empirical pretensions and judicial affirmation. Tho royal manufactories ,t 1..!.. r i . . n iTr ' '""r ,ni , , , n in Europe wil, a spirit o jealous was especially circumspect. Not con tent witli tho oath of secrecy Imposed upon his work-)coi)lo, ho would not ..!. 1.1. i,i..i.. .,.., ..!..... t.. , , .... ...B., ..!, , .1Ul ui uiutuur iiiuiiiirun, iNUllllur Kim? IlOn king's delegate might enter tho tnboor walls of Melsson. What Is erroneou cnueu uio uresucn porcoiain that jTx- i.ti quisiio iMMiery oi wmon tno world fas never seen its Hko was procured or two hundred years by a process so"o crot that neither tho bribery of princes nor tee garrulity oi tno operatives, re- veuled it. Other discoveries havo -en ely of less successfully guarded, fortund for tho world. Tho nianufaotuil tinware In Englnnd originated stolen secret. Fow readers need hi thin . iroiif In formed that tinware Is simply plated with tin by being dipped lnte tho molten motal. In thcorv. it is nn easy matter to clean tho surfaco of iron, dip it into a bath of boiling tin, rumuve it enveloped with a silvery motal to a place of cooling. In praotlco, however, the process is ono of the most difficult in tho arts. It was discovered in Hol land, and guarded from publicity with the utmost vlgilanco for moro than half a century. England tried In vain to discover tho secret, until Jamos Shor- man, a Cornish minor, insinuated him self master of tho secret, and brought it hnmo. Tint nnnrnt-. tt mntiiiffintiii.i.trw cast steel was also stealthily obtained! mm is now wiuuu tuu reaon oi un tr Ibjaivi. TO HIS I.II.Y-A ifIAILBV rnncli. My liuik limp Illy, my long lltho Illy, My languid llly-lovc, fragile and thin. With dank leaves dangling, and. flower-nap chilly, That Milncs like the shin of n Highland gllly I Mottled and moist ns n cold toad's skin I Lustrous and Icpcr-whltc, splendid and splay I Art thou not Uttcrf and wholly akin To my own soul and my own wan rhln, And my own wan nosc-tlp, tilled to sway The peacock's feather, sweeter than sin, That 1 bought for a halfpenny yesterday I My long lithe lily, my languid lily, My lank limp llly-lovc, how shall I win Woo thco to wink at inol Silver Illy, How shall I sing to thco, softly or shrlllyt What shall I weave for thenwhich shall I spin Hondcl, or rondeau, or vlrelay I Shall I bins Hko o bec with my faco thrust in Thy choice, chasto chalice, or choose me n tin Trumpet, or touchlngly, tenderly play On tho weird hlrd-whlstlc, sweeter than sin, That 1 Iwiiht for a halfpenny yesterday! M languid Illy, my lank, limn lllv. My long, lltho llly-lovc, men may grin; Say that I'm soft and supremely silly; What caro I, while you whisper stilly, liat caro I while you smile I Not u pin 1 While yon smile, while you whisper; 'tis sweet to decay I I have watered with chlorldlne, tears of chagrin, Tho churchyanl mound I have planted thco In, upside down, In an Intense way, In n rough red flowcr-pot, sweeter than sin, mat 1 oouglit for n halfpenny yesterday. Joan of Arc's Trial. Jnmrj I'nrlon In tlio Juno ltarpcr'i". After preliminaries that threatened to bo endless, tho nubile nnrt of the trial began on Wednesday, February 21, 1-131, at 8 in tho morning, In tho great chapel of tho chateau. Tho Hish- op of Hoauvals presided, and of tho CO ecclesiastics summoned, 11 were pre sent. Thrco authorized reporters wore In their places, nnd there were somo other clerks, concealed by a curtain, who took notes for tho special uso of tho English Regent. There was a crowd of spectators, "a groat tumult," In tho chapel, nnd very llttlo order In tho proceedings. At a tlmo when Lords took their dogs nnd hawks Into church with them, and merchants mndo their bargains in tho naves of cathedrals, wu need not look for a scrupulous decorum in a Court convened to try a girl for tho crimo of being "vehemently suspected of heresy." Thnt was tho charge Vchcmontmcnt suspected' hcresio. And such n grand tumult was there in tho chapel that day that tho subsequent ses sions wore hold in a smaller hull of tho castle. Tho prisoner was brought In, freed from her chains, and was allowed to sit. No ono of tho ninny pons employ ed In recording the events of this day has given us any hint of her appear.- anco. We hnvo, indeed, tho numera tion of tho nrtielcs of her man's attire, which was mndo such abolitions chargo against hor: "Tho hair cut round like that of young men, shirt, breeches, doublu with 20 points reaching to tho knee, hat covering only tho top of tho head, boots and gaiters, with spurs, sword, daggers, cuirass, lanco and other nrms carried by soldiers." This was her equipment for tho field. She still wore man's dross, and doubtless her person showed tho effects of nino months' imprisonment and thrco months of chains and fetters. The presiding Bishop told her to plnco her hands upon the gospel nnd swear to answer truly tho questions that would bo proposed to her. "I don't know," said she, "upon what you wish to ques tion mo. Perhaps you will ask mo things which I ought not to toll you." "Swear," rejoined tho Bishop, "to toll tho truth upon whatever may bo askod of you concerning tho faith and facts within your knowledge." "As to my father and mother," sho said, "and what I did after sotting out for Franco, I will swear willingly; but tho revelations which havo come to mo from God, to no one hnvo I related or revealed them, except alone to Charles, my King; and I shall not reveal them to you though you cut off my bond, be cause I havu received them by vision and by secret communication, with injunc tion not to reveal them. Deforo eight days havo passed I shall know if I am to reveal them to you." Tho Dishop urged hor again and again to tako the oath without condi tions. She- refused, and they were at rnSth ob,iSe" to. yield tho point, KJ ' t n limltC(1 VlJhiir'u and knees, with botlr hands placed! upon a missal, sho swore to answer truly whatovor might bo asked of her, so far as sho .uiim, could, concerning' thu-common faith of Chr8Uu8f 1)ut 0 more. Doinjr thon questioned concerning her namo and early life, sho answered thus: "In my own country I was called Joannotto; since I have been in Franco I hnvo been called Jeanne. As to my surname, 1 know nothing. I wns born at the village- of Doinremy, which Lyiakos one with tho village of Gruux. I ho principal church in at Groux. My father is nuiuxid Jacques d'Aro; my mother, Ysabullo. I was baptised In Uio church lit Domrumv. One of mv aodmothorwas named Agnes, another Jollnn. ft ird Slbyile. Ono of my gouuunora was jcaa tongue, nnotuor Jean Varsoy. I had several godmoth ers, as I have heard my mother say. I wns baiisod, I Ijellovo, byMcsslrcJoau Mlnlt. I think ho Is still living I think,! am alnnit 19 years of ago. Fro my mothor I learned my Bator, my Avo Mtufe and nvy Crodo. I learned from my mother all that I boliovo." "Say your Bator," said the presiding Bishop. "Hear mo in oonfosslon, and I will say it for you willingly." Sovoral tlmos sho was asked to sav Uio Lord's prayor, but alio ropllod, "No, I will not say my Pater tor you unless you hear mo In confession." "Wo will willingly give you," said tho Dishop, "ono or two notnblo mon who speak French, will you sny your pater to thorn P" "I shall not say it was hor reply, "un less In confession." As tho sosslon wns about to close, tho Dishop forbado her to leave tho prison which had been assigned hpr In fhn rut. tlo, under pain of being pronounced gmiiy oi ncrcsy, tno crimo chnrged. "I do not accept such nn Injunction," sho replied. "If over I escape no ono shall bo nblo to reproach mo with hav ing broken my faith, as I havo not given my word to any person whntovnr " ) continued to speak, In lnngungo not rcc- orueu, complaining that thoy had bound her with chains nnd shncklcs. "You. tried sovoral times said tho Dishop, "to cscapo from tho prison where you were detained, and It wns to keep you moro surely thnt you were or dered to bo put in Irons." "It is true," wns her reply, "I wished to get away, and I wish It still. Is that not a thing nllowcd to every prisoner?" She wns then removed to her chamber, nnd tho Court broken ui. Tho noxt morning nt 8, In tho robing-room of tho chateau a largo apartment nonr tho grcnt drawing-room tho Court ngnln convened, -17 dignltnrles of tho church ucing assembled. Again the enptivo was unchained nnd brought In. Again sho sat In the presence of this convoca tion of trained men. alone, without ml. vocnto, counsel or attorney. Sho under stood tno issuo between herself ami thorn. Tho mnnngcrs of the trlnl mennt to mnko Franco bollevo that this girl was an emissary of tho devil, nnd tlma sho felt compelled to fall back upon her claim to bo tho chosen of God, nnd to Insist upon this with painful rendition. Wo must bear in mind that she was ab solutely sovercd from all activo nnd ef ficient human sympathy. It wns a con test between ono poor ignorant girl nnd tho mnnagcrs of tho Court, paid and backed by tho power that governed all England nnd half Frnnco, with tho stako as the certain consequenco to her of an erroneous lino of defense In the trial sho was tho only witness exam ined. DOMESTIC RECIPES. Gheen Coitx Puudino. Ono dozen ears of corn, grated, two tablespoon fuls of good Dnklng Powder, thrco eggs well benten, ono pint of milk, popper and salt. Spread on baking pan about half an inch thick. Dako about ono hour and cat with butter. Plain Tea Cake. A half cup of but ter, nnd ono nnd ono-half cups of sugar; work thorn together, ndd four beaten eggs, thrco cups of Hour, twotoaspoon f ids of good baking powder, two ton spoonfuls of ground coriander seed nnd ono cup of sweot milk. Wholesome Fiuew Cakes. Dy omitting tho shortening that is, both butter and lard from any good fried cako recipe, and using In plnco of it a cup of sweet milk, tho cakos will bo light and almost ontiroly free from g.-ensc. . Take enro to havo tho lard In which thoy are fried very hot. Wateii Ices Theso arc mado of tho juice of very rlpo fruits, such ns peach es, plums, pears, apples, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, pino-npples, lomons, orniiiros nnd tamarinds. Sn. loot fruits having n very rich juice, ndd sugar to tasto, and freeze as for ico crcam, except that this will not rise as cream doos. Sand Taut. Ono cup of butter and ono and a half of sugar, two well beaten eggs, thrco teaspoonftils of water, and ono nnd a half 'teaspoonfuls of good baking powder, mixed with flour to mnko thorn stiff enough to roll out thin. Cut thorn any slmpo with tin cutter, rub the tons with whlto of esrsr and snrinklo on granulated sugar. Hake quickly. . Eaa and Tomatoes. Tuko n can of tomatoes, an onion, a pint of stock or water, a teaspoonful of salt, a saltspoon ful of popper, six nllbplco, anil stew In a porcolaln-llued vessel for two- hours. When ready to serve put back In tho pot to heat, beat thrco ejrirs, white and yolks, together thoroughly, stir into tho tomatoes, ana keep stirring nntll tho ecrsrs are cooked;- It should bo abont tho consistency of well-boiled oatmeal; servo ns soon ns cooked. Stale Biiead Guiddle Cakes. Soak your stalo bread In water about two nours ueioro using it (It may soak all night if you want It for breiikfnst.- break it witli potato masher, add to each quart oi the natter ono egg, ouo- table spoonful of Hour, two tnblespooufiils of Indian meal, a llttlo salt, and desert- spoonful of good baking powder. Bako on a Krlddlo as you do buckwheat cakes. If desired, milk may bo used! Instead of wator, and tlio eggs omitted'.. Chocolate Ckeams. If vou wish t make choculato oronms tlimt aro more delicious Shan thoso any confeetionor will over offer you, try tlUtrcehw: Takn two cupfii pt grnnulntedl Br pulverized, sugar,, half ik cup of ci-egVi mllW will do, but It noSkfCTRliufla. ifWeot thnm- boa just five minutes from tlio tlmo It begins, to boll, no from tho tlmo you put It on tho stove. Aftor taking from the stove stir until it is stiff; flavor It with vnnllla; thca drop on a buttered plato nnd lot it remain thoro till it Is colff. In tho luoantlmo hnvo a cako of ohocolnto brokon In llttlo plocos In a bowl; havo somo wator bolllm? In tlm tea kottlo; sot tho bowl ovor It; tho cho- coiato win soon molt; thon tnko a fork and roll tho drops In tho molted n). Into and put baok on tho plato to harden. uusorvo tno itirootlons carefully and you oannot fail to bo pieced, with tlm result.