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THE COUNTY PAPER,
lly DOIIYNS te WALI.Mll.
REQON,
MO
llItAMIILK.
The corn li reaped, the bare brown land
Is lccliig In the sunshine bland
Of Into September time J
How after harvest toll and mirth
In restful ealmncM lies the earth,
Like rckxI lives past their prime.
Red tints of autumn touch the trees
That nistWJn the. freshening brceie,
And wive (heir branches strong;
1'rom hillside meadows loud and clear,
Conies, clarion-like, n note to cheer,
The thrush's thrilling song.
Tha busy wlU Ke lllttcth by,
Where honoj suckle waves on high,
And late clematis grows ;
A fair brown butterfly floats round
A bramble branch that on the ground
It d.itnty tangle throws.
Tho lowly bramble, taking root
In common hedgerows, tearing fruit
Kor common hands to pull;
A iMtott to tr.ivclcM on tho road,
It shows It gracious purple load
With blosroms bcaullf ul.
White llosrersllko jiearly-tlnled snow,
Fair foliage red with autumn's glow,
lilpc fruit on one fair spray;
Ah met my heart, what beauty lives
In lowliest things that Nature gives
To blossom on our way.
All met my heart, what beauty shows
In lowly lives that to their close
Dlooui sweetly out of sight:
Meek hearts that seek hot worldly praise
That And In life's (ecludcdjwnys
Dear love und deep delight.
Valr lives that have a humVilo root,
Sweet lire that bear a gracious fruit,
Yet keep their springtime fbwers
Upon the liough where fruit hangs ripe,
And where the fading leaf Is type
Of life's decaying hours.
Wc meet them In our dally path
These humble Auls, and each one hath
A licauty of Its own ;
A beauty born of duty done,
Of silent victories dumbly won,
Of sorrow borne alone.
And when the frosts of death fall chill
On these fair lives, that blossom still
Though summer time Is past,
c, Blghlng, wish for quiet ways,
In, like theirs, our shortening days
Might blossom to the.last.
A MORMON TEMPLE.
Mhe
Grand and Imposing Sttueture Being
Erected in a Wilderness.
Tho construct'on of the grand tcmplo
of worship now being orostod by tho
Mormon.Church, at Mantl, Utah, is bo
ing pushed ahoad wltlins largo a fore.1
of workmen a9 convonlcneo will permit,
nnd the walls of tho building aro begin
ning to loom up and aro covered with
scaffolding and derricks. Tho Ploeho
Record learns from Mr. I). Wilkin, who
ha9 iust returned from a trip out in tho
Manti country, that tho tcniplo'.is bolng
nn5txui!lod of whlto llmostono. Tho
building is situated on top of a moun
tain, a spur ot tho town of Manti, and
is cullod by tho pcoplo oi utaii "Alio
Mountain of tho Lord." Tho founda
tion of tho tuinplo is sixty-three fret
above tha lovel of tho road, and is set
in solid rook; the top of tho mountain
havln" boon oxcavatod and removed,
makiiig it level, is 95 feet In width and
172 in length. From tho ground to tho
square will bo 82 foot in height. Thoro
will bo two towers erected, ono'atjtho
cast and the other at tho west corner
of the building. Tho tower at tho east
corner willbj 179 feet in height, whllo
that at tho west cornor will bo ton feet
lower, or 109 foot In height. Thoy aro
thirty feot square at tho base. There
are four terraco walls around tho moun
tain in front of tho tcmplo, which will
nvcra:o about sevontcon foot in height
and aro about 900 feet in length, and,
in all, contain abcut 2,100 cords of
rock, as at present built, and 55,
000 yards of debris has been ex
cavated and hauled away. Tho
stairway from tho road to the upper
torraeo is sixty-threo feet anil will eon
tain 132 stono stops, sixteen feet in
width. In hack of thd teiraco will bo
filled with riou soil to tho top of tho
stono work, and trees and shrubbery
nlantod. and tho tons of tho terraces
aro to ho ornnmontud by noatly dressed
and cut stone, anil statuos will bo placed
at various and appropriate placos.jiTlie
water to supply tho tcmplo will be
brought in wooden pipes froma spring
situated about a mllo and a quarter oust
of tho tcmplo back In tho mountains,
and has a fall of sovonty-nino feet to
tho rosorvolr, and 100 feet from tho
reservoir to tho lowor torraeo. Tho
wholo sldo of tho mountain is to bo
planted with trees and flowers, and tho
crystal stream poured forth 'by tho llttlo
spring, as wlndsjits way down tho side
of tho mountain, will travel from root
to root, quonchiug tho!r thirst, thus as
sisting tho trees to produco their foliage
in spring, tho lloworsjto bloom, andjtho
cross to crow. Tho building of tho tcm
plo was llrstj'commonced flvo years a(
and has been workod on evorjdnco.Jnnd
it is oxpectod that It will bo in;suoh con
dltion in about three years that It can
bo used, but It is estimated that it will
tako fully llvo years to bo eompleto tho
building. Tliu building will bo llfty
fool In holglit and tho excavation at tho
oast end for tho bnsomont is about forty.
six foot iu depth. Mr. Folsomjis tho
architect, ond as to his skill and ability
ns an arohltcotnraltst tho Mantl Tompl
- will spoak for yoars after ho has passed
from tho faco of tho earth, it was
Tresldont Young's intontlonlwhonjho
ordered tho orcotion of this toraplo that
Jt should bo tho grandest and most Im
posing structure otooted on tho Anion
can continent, and all indications point
to suoli being tho caso.
Montia is fituotod about 125 miles
llttlo east of south of Salt Lako City
and about 250 miles nortboastof Pioohc
nnd Is nulla a largo town, bolng th
third oldest settlement in UUhTorrj
tor'. It is located at tho foot of tho
east sldo of tho Wasatch Mountains, in
ono of tho most fortilo valloys in tho
territory, which is dottod its ontlro
longth with woll-stookod farms and
largo orchards. Tho Sanpltch River, a
tributary to tho Sovlor Hlvor, Hows
through tho town, supplying tho pcoplo
with water for all nocossary purposes,
including Irrigation. Tho Monti nnd
surrounding vnlloys is tho granary of
tho mountain country. Its fruitful
farms not only produco a sufllclont
quantity of groin to supply tho grcot6r
portion of Utah with grain ami Hour,
hut it supplies tho flroator portion of
southeastern Novoda with Hour and a
goodly portion of tho grain consumod
by us.
THE DENVEr'tRIUUNE PRIMER.
Tales for the Improvement of the Nursery
Brigade.
I.
Tho cat Is Asleep on tho Hug. Step
on her Tall nnd soo if sho will Wnko
up. Oh, no; Sho will not Awnkon.
Sho is n heavy Sleeper. Perhaps if you
Were to Saw her Tail off with tho Carv-
ng knlfo you might Attract hor atton
liou. Suppose you try.
J I.
Tho Well is vory Dark and Doep.
There is Nico Cool Water In tho Woll.
If you Loan way Ovor tho Sldo, niaybo
you will Fall in tho Woll nnd go down
in tho Dear Water. Wo will Glvo you
sonio Candy if you will Try. Thore is
n Swoot Uttloj Dirdto in tho Kottom of
tho Woll. Your Mamma wouU'bo Sur
prised to Und you in tho Woll, would
sho not?
III.
Poor llttlo Mousot Ho got into tho
Flour Barrel and Mado Himself Dead.
Tho Cook bakod him inn Loaf of Broad,
and hero ho llos on tho Table cut In two
by tho Slinrp bread Knlfo. But wo will
not Eat poor MousL?. Wo will Eat tho
Broad, but will Tako tho Mouso and
Put him In tho Cislorn.
IV.
Tho Boy is Sitting Down eating Jam.
His Mamma is coming through tho
Door. Tho Boy will stand ut tho Next
bowl of Jam ho Eats.
V.
Hero wo hnvo n Oamo of Croquet
Honry has just Hit Nollio with a Mallot
and Nolllo Is calling Honry naughty
Names. Their Motiior is not Much of
a Croquet player, but In a minuto sho
will Conio out nnd Beat them Both.
VI.
Tills is n Gun. Is tho Gun loaded?
Really, 1 do not Know. Let us Find
out. Put tho Gun on tho table, and
you, Suslo, blow down ono Barrol.whllo
you, Charlie, blow Down tho othor.
Bangl Yes, it was Loaded. Run quick,
Jennlo, nnd pick Up Susio's head and
Charllo's lowor Jaw before tho Nasty
Blood gots all over tha Now Carpot.
VU.
Tho Girl has pretty Eyes and Ited
Lip. She Is Going to Tako a Walk in
tho Star Lit Glen, where tho CrioKot
chirps in tho Hedgo and tho Jig.-ors
play in tho Grass. William is Going to
V alk In tho Glen, too. Ho will Meet
tho Girl nnd thoy will Talk nbout tho
Weather. Wo wouldn'tGivo a Cent for
that Pieco of Court Plastor on tho Girl's
chin by tho Timo tho Girl gots Back
homo.
VIII,
Oh, how nico and Black tho Coal Hod
1st
Hun, children, Run Quick and put
our tattio, al hands in It. Moray mo,
oitr Hands aro as Black as tho Coal
Hod nowt Hark, Mamma is Cominc.
Sho will Spank you when sho Finds your
iianclsso Dirty. Hotter go nndRub tho
Black Dirt off ou tho Wall Paper before
ho comes.
IX.
Hero is a biatesman. llo iliakcs
Speeches about tho poor Tax Payer and
uniKS wnisKy. his rants are too
Short for him. Ho must Have Stood in
n Puddlo of Water when ho got Measured
tor them. Ho picks his Tooth with a
Fork and Wipes Ids Noso on tha Bottom
of Sofas and Chairs. If you Neglect
your juiuoauon nnU Learn to Chow
plug lobneco, mnybo you will Bo a
Statesman sono time. Sonio Statesman
go to Congres., and sonio co to Jail.
uut it is tno bamo Tlvng, after all
How nico Papa looks sitting ty
iro reading tho Polico Gazette. 11
tho
firo reading tho Polico Gazette, llo is
vory fond of Literature. Soo hoy ab
sorbed ho is. There il a Tnrniiiln nn
tho Mantlo Piece. Tako it Down and
mrow it at I'npa's bald Head. That is
right, l'apa is not as Absorbed ns Im
was. Ho seems to bo Huntinc for n
sirap.
XI.
J tills a Chignon " No, It is a Plato
of Hash. But whore are tha Brush and
Comb? Wo cannot -irvo tho Hash un
icss wo Jiavo n Unis at.d Comb. Tho
Comb Is in tho Butter auV thoBaby lias
Iiuv uiu nniSU in uio ut, "v.jotl Don
....... ni.n.i ...
u'."i v-miiirun, wo wilt. j sonio
nico Molasses with Pretty, gre u Files
in it.
XII.
alio wuil If In tho Street. Tho Lady
has on a pair ot Rod Stooklncs. Sho is
Trying to Cross tho Street. Lot us civ
riM i . "
xnreo cuoors ior tno Mud
XUI.
i no wan Jias a Baby. Tho Baby is
Threo weeks Old. Its Mamma Died
two i oars ago. Poor llttlo Baby I Do
you not Feel Sorry for It?
' 11 Js suggested that tho bust way to
got mo lasiiionoblo tanclo in a ladv'
hair is for hor to iill It full of Indian
mool and sot a lot of suinll chickens to
scratching tho meal out.
Railroads and tho Farmer.
Colonol W. F. Vilas, tho famous Wis
consln orator, delivered tho annual ad
dress boforo tho Minnesota Stato Fair,
and ohoso for his thomo tho "Railroads
nnd the Formers," nnd tried to point
out tlioir reciprocity of into est. A fow
extracts from his ndmirablo spcooh will
intorost tho reader:
"Boforo railroads wore dovlsod, thoro
was no oxtcnslvo freight communlca'
Hon but by water. And that was valuo
less unloss conveniently accessible.
From this tho agriculture of past ages
gathorod around tho. sons and lakes, or
linod tho river's margin. It girt tho
Mcdltorrmic.nl, nnd mado famous tho
vnlloy of tho Nile. Tho unwntored
world of tho intorior was loft lo tho
wandering nomad or tho forest barba
rlan. It was tho unknown region full
of mystorlous terrors. Tho groat Hcr-
cynlnn wood was tho homo of beasts,
unuo anil nuninn, tno latter tlio over
impending poril, nnd ilnally tho do
stroycr of tho civilization of tho
world. Tho rcservo corps of barbnr
Ism lay back on tho plains ot Rus
sia nnd Tartan, which nourished
tho florco savages who could llvo on
qulno llcsh nnd enrouso on tho milk of
marcs, bo, too, wntor communication
was slow and tedious, ovon when ac
cessible That Is true, especially of in
land navigation. It is wcoks by wntor
from St. Paul to Now York, though tho
old of steam bo invokod; and in north
ern cllmos navigation is avallablo for
but half tho yoar. Your rnognlficont
wheat Holds would mostly bo unbroko.1,
farmers of Mlnnosotn, had not tho In
vention and cntorpriso of othor mon,
stimulated by your demands, laid tho
doublo-lined highway by whieli tho
freight-oar boars our precious berry
to tho soo, and tho Indian would still bo
master of tho Territories of iho West.
Your lands dor'.vo their valuo, your
dustry its reward, your homos tho
luxuries and many of tho comforts thoy
exhibit, from tho woll abused railroads
of tho continent.
But whllo wo do them justice, let us
not forgot there nr doubtless many
faults to bo corrected anil abuses to bo 1
reformed in tho administration of those
highways. Corporate powers and cor
porate values havo advanced with a
more rapid slop than the Invention of
our statesmen and law-niakors. Tho
agency of tho corporation is compara
tively mddern, and, like tho agency of
steam,' is a mighty power. Unless sub
dued by proper appliances of law sufll
clont to control It wo nro liable to dis
asters as ruinous to our welfare as tho
accidents which sometimes befall tho
train aro destructive of lifo.
But I must not protract tills weary
hour to discuss this problora foreign to
my subject. Important as it is, wo
need no,t fear it. Tho railroad, rightly
used, is the friend of thofarmor and tho
wholo pcoplo. It Is tho paramount in
terest of its owners that it should so re
main. Thoy dare not mako it an ene
my, and when wo reflect that a singlo
invention Iho st ol rail has reduced
tho freight tariff forty per centum, wo
may trust somowhat to timo and gonitis
to roiiovo tho Inconvonloncos, nnd con
tinue to onjoy Its blessings with com
posure.1' Teaching the Young Idea.
'ew York New.
Attontlon, children!" said tho prin
cipal entering tho class room, followed
by n stranger; this gentleman will nsl:
you a fow quostions in arithmetic. Ho
is tho suporinloi dent of schools nt Mulo
Gulch, Nevada, that great western stato
of which you havo so often hoard."
Which his namo aro Dodd," said tho
isltor, and mounting tho platform, ho
drew a bowio knlfo from his boot log
ami tapped for attention on tho desk.
'Wo will now proceod to do a sum in
slmplo addition. Agi'iitlrman who hnd
a head on him from lost night mot an
other gcntlomnn in tho Dow Drop inn,
who put a head on him. How many
noaeis uiu umr, gentleman iinvo on
him?" "Three!" "Now you're talk,
ing. Wo will n'xt proceed to subtree.
Hon. Wall oyul Bob had llvo fingers
on his loft hand (including his thumb)
whou ho Injudiciously caiied Buckskin
Joo a jumplnc mulo. Buckskin Joo
drnwoil his cloven Inch toothpick, and
tho barkeoper subsequently swopt up
two fingers. How mauy fingers had
Wall oyod Bob loft?" "Three!' "You're
right, nnd Pvo $500 hore in this llttlo
pocket book that says you aro."
"Wo generally do thoso sums in op
pies and othor domestlo fruit," said tho
princlpnl, timidly.
"Quito right, quito right," said tho
gentleman from tho far wost, "but my
plan Is universally admlttod to bo more
national more patriotic. It was criti
clsed soma atour last convention nt Gal
lows Forks, but a majority favored It,
and tho gontloman who opposed It walks
with a crutch ot. Now, thon, kids
hump yoursolvos for a problom In mul
tiplicatlon and addition A gontlomau
held a full in a social gamo of pokor
threo niuos nudtwosavous. . How many
spots woioon tho cards?" "Forty-onoP
burolyl Mister, your oiass is no slouch
of a class at arithmetic. I will just civo
tho kids ono more an oasy one. Five
hoss thieves had operated for flvo days
boforo tho vlgilants hung them, and had
stolon twonty-oight head of stock, How
many hessosa day did oaoh man stoal?
"Ono and throo-twonty-ttf tha of a boss!
"Right, and If any man says you ain't
tako it from him, if lie's as big as n grain
olovator. Now, mister man, trot out
your class in mornl philosophy."
"Our Upper Cliss."
Niw YorkOraplilo.
Somo journalistio scribes of A merlca
speak at times ct our "upper classes,'
What constitutes our upper classes?
Who aro thoy? Is not tho phrase com
pr.ratlvoly now? Was It oyor in uso for
ty yoars ago? Analyzo Amorican socie
ty. As to moans, wo havo vory rioh
men, vory poor men. From whloh (s
drawn our upper class? Again, ns to
antocodonts wo hnvo vory rich mon of
two or thteo generations pedigree, vory
rioh mon of no podlgreo, ton yoars ago
keeping cornor crocorles but of which
comoth the upper class? Again, doo
tors, lawyors, ministers, editors, mer
chants. Gonorally woll oducated. A
fow woll off; a great majority of modor
nto Incmos. Which of theso belong to
tho American upper class P Again, ar
my and navy. For tho most part, sons
of morchnuts, mechanics, lnwyors; In
fact, sons of tho pcoplo. Is this tho up
per class, or a part thereof? Again
doos nn Amorican of education nnd ro
fined tastes, with an Incomoof $1,600 lo
82,000 por year, bolong to tho upper or
lower class? Decs tho steady, honost,
Intelligent mochnnlo bolong to tho up
por or lowor class? Doos tho groat re
public in this class scalo tolcrnto any
standard savo that of Intollect. virtuo
and intelligence. Aro intellect, virtuo
and Intelligence, nt $1,200 pcrj-onr, re
legated to a lowor social standard than
Intellect, virtuo nnd Intolllgonco at $1,-
500,000 por year Income
A Southern Romance.
Fivo yoars ago n maiden fair, whoso
homo was at a llttlo town near Macon,
Ga., nnxlously awaited an important
letter from hor absent lover. Days
passod woarlly. Tho sighing lass haunt
ed tho post-olllcc, but tho Postmaster's
faco always wore that look of oxaspor
oting qulotudo common to thoso from
whom oxpectod things novorcomo. Tho
maiden thought that her hoart would
break, for sho realized nt last that hor
lovor was falthloss. Tho scouo, shifts.
It is September, 1881. In Macon dwolls
tiio sorao lady, but sho is now ,a happy
wlfo with two children. Sho has for
gotten tho faithless ono of hor days of
wo. Sho, thoroforo, is surprised when
from tho town of hor youth comes a
letter boaring as a superscription to hor
maidon namo that derlvos from hor
husband. An accompanying noto from
tho Postmaster explains that in tearing
awny some of tho boards of a leltcr
caso tho mlsslvo was found. Tho en
velope is postmarked "187C." Tho la-
spanks tho baby to keep it ulot
whllo sho cagorly dovours tho contonts.
Heavens! It is from John, who proposes
In glowing words, and bogs for a kind
reply. Tho lady's husband also onjoys
tho loiter, nnd, out of curiosity, com
municates with relatives 'of tho formor
iovcr. It Is learned that ho is a happy
Chicago pork-packor, with n wifo and
three sons.
A Helnoni Crime.
llcnnl.
Lord Konyon thus addressed a dishon
est butler, who had been convicted of
stoaling largo quantities of wino fromhl3
master's cellar: "Prisoner nt tho bar,
you stand convicted, on tho most con
clusive ovldcnoo, of a crimo of inex-
rosslblo atrocity a crimo that defllos
tho sacred springs of domestic confi
dence, and is calculated to striko alarm
Into tho breast of every Englishman who
invests largely in tho cholcor viatngos
of Southorn Europe. Liko tho seipoet
of old, you havo stung tho hand of ycur
protector. Fortunato in linving a gon-
erous employer, you might, without dis
honest)', havo continued to supply your
wretched wifo and children with tho
comforts of sufliciont prosperity, and
oven with some of tho luxuries of afflu
ence; but, doad lo every claim of natur
al affection, and blind to your own real
Interest, you burst through all tho re
straint of roligion nnd morality, and
and havo for many yonrs boon feather
ing your nest with your mastor's bot
tles."
A Matter of Economy.
It is now tho choice soason of Uioyoar
when tho man of the houso proceeds to
get a barrel of apples down collar alono
Ho always swears ho will never do it
again, but when tho year rolled uround,
hu forgets his promise an- rashly shows
oil' his muscle, just the same as ho did
Iho previous autumn.
Tho mnn who gots a barrel of npplos
down collar is oltlior a professional
barrol-shovcr, with sinows llko a hotel
tenderloin, or elso ho is a natural and
professional fool.
Having divided humanity into thoso
two classes, wo will now proceed to dls.
cuss tho professional fool.
Ho gots nround behind tho b'rrol on
tho collar stairs, so that if anything
breaks ho will got tho ben fit. Thon ho
asks his wifo to staud at tho hoad of tho
stairs with a light, ostensibly so that ho
can seo, but in reality so that ho oan
show her what a young Horoulos ho is.
iho young Hercules and professional
fool thon carefully sots tho chlno of tho
barrel on his largost nnd most mollow
too. Ho swoars softly to blmsolf, and
thon glvos. tho barrel a visolous jerk that
jams ids noso'lnto tho hoad of tho barrel
and skins tho entire front of his logs.
This maddens him so diat ho undertakes
to hurl tho wholo barrol ovor his head
into tho potato bin. This" movo Is only
partially sunowsful, and whon Ids wifo
and two of tho nolghbors roll tho barrol
from his remains nt tho foot of tho stairs,
an' awful sight mocts tholr gazo. -
Tho young Horoulos has UUt ho: In
tho plum jam, and his foot 'Mixed up
with tho ploklod poaches. In his fall
hq has knocked off tho fnucot oi tho fivo
gallon coal oil can, and tho oil . run
nlng into ids car. Most of tho npplos
havo rollod out of tha barrol and me
bathod in kerosono. Kcrosouo glvos
rioh nromntlo flavor to fruit that oannot
bo successfully iudtntod. Somotlmcs in
lotting a barrol of apples down stairs
tho stair oroaks anil lots tho man. down
tnrough, but that mokes no -dlfforonoo.
Tho man always falls' under tho barrel,
nnd whon It slrlkos him accross Iho
itbmaoh the low, sad grunt that he
pours out on tho silont air sounds )'Vo
tho rcmarcs mado by tho baby elephant
when tho trick mnlo kloks him just
below tho thorax and about due t-uulh
of tho liver pad.
wo'vo ouout coEciuuou mat it 's as
cheap In tho long run to hire those
llttlo chores ilono as to savo a q-iartor
on tho job nnd thon lay out $H3 In
now nnd olnborato stylo of trusj.
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Advice To Those Using Glasses.
Men engaged In literary pumilts
should rood most by dav and wtilo most
by night. It is worth) of noto that road
ing causes more strain to tho oyo than
writing, and that copying work In writ
ing makes a greater domnndupon tho
organs of vision than off-hand composi
tion, jiwiiignt and a mixture of twi
light nnd artificial Illumination should
bo avoided for any kind of work. Tho
palo cobalt-bluo tint is tho host that can
bo omploycd when protection for tho
oyo from intense gh.re is sought, as in
tho caso of travolhig upon snow Holds
in bright sun-shino. Tho grcon glass
i not is oiten nUoptod for this purnoso is
not uy nny moans so worthy of confi
dence. Reading in railway travollnc is
objoctionablo in tho highoit ifcgrco for
vory oovtous reason. Tho oscillation of
of tho carriage continually alters tho
distauco of tho pngo from thu eve. and
so calls for unceasing strain lrr tho effort
to Kcop tho organ in duo accommoda
tion for tho ovor-varylng distanco of tho
dancing imago. Tho nxact fitting of
tho framawork of 3pootaclos to tho faco
and oyes Is of moro importnnco than is
gonorally concolvcd. If tho contres of
tho louses of tho spootaolos do not ac
curately colncldo with tho centres of
tho pupils of tho oyes, tho consequonco
is that the image in tho separate oyes
are a llttlo displacod from tho positions
which thoy ought to hold, nnd that a
somowhat painful nnd injurious effort
has to bo mado, by tho oyo to bring thoso
images back into duo correspondence
foraecurato vision. An inciplont squint
Is apt to bo In this way produced. Mr.
oortor rccommonds that pcoplo should
look to tho centering of their spoctacles
for themselves. This may bo easily
dono by standing boforo a looking-ghiss
with tho spoctacles in thoir place If
tho fit is n good ono, tho centre of tho
pupil should thon appear in tho ccntor
of tho rim. Fully formed spectnolos
aro always to ho preferred to foldlii"-
framos, becauso they permit cf more
satisfactory adjustments this particular
anu eccauso thoy aro moro easily kept
In tho right position with regard to tho
oyes. Tho only advantaco which tho
lobblo onjoys ovor class for tho construc
tion of spectacles is tho immunity which
u possosscs against scratching and
fracture on account of its greater hard-
no-s.
BURNS.
James A. Carncid.
To nppreciato tho genius and aohioo-
monts of Robert Burns, it is fitting to
compare him with others who havo been
eminent in tho satno Hold. Tn !,
higliost class of lyrio poetry thoir names
stand eminent. Tholr Held covers oigh
toon centuries of timo. and tlm tli
names aro Horaco, Beramor, nnd
Burns. It is nn interesting nnd sug
gestlvo foot, that oach of theso sprang
from tho liumblo walks of life. Eaoh
may bo described as ono
"Who bcijs a brother of tho earth,
To glvo him Icavo to toll.
nnd oaoh proved by ids lifo nnd ochiovo-
monts that, however hard tho lol of
poverty, "a man's a man for a' that."
A groat writor has said that it took
tho ago forty years to catch Burns, so
far was ho in advanco of tho thoughts
oi ins times, uut wo ought not to bo
surprised at tho povvor ho exhibited.
Wo are apt to bo misled when wo scok
to find tiio cause of g.eatnoss in tho
schools and univorfdtios nlono. Thoro is
no llCCOSSnrV COnlllnt lintumn nnl.,r
and art. In the highest and host sonso
art is as nat iral as nnture. Wo do not
wonder at tho porfoct beauty of tho
roso. although wo may not understand
tho mysteries by which" its dollcato po
tals aro fashlonod nnd fed out of tho
grosser olemonts of oorth. Wo do not
wonder at tho perfection of tho roso bo-
oauso God Is tho artist. Whon ho fash-
lonod tho gorm of tho roso-treo, lib
mado posslblo thoboautios of its ilowor.
Tho earth and nlr mid RlinnMtm nnn.
spireii to unrolil and adorn it to tint
and crOWll It With nnnrWa hnnntf
Whon tho Dlvino Artist would produco
a poem, llo plants a germ of it in a
human soul, and out of tha', soul tho
poem springs and grows as from tho
roso-treo tho roso.
liurns was n child of mituro. Hollvod
oloso to her boating hoart, and all tho
rich and doop sympathies of lifo glowed
aud lived in his hoart. Tho beauties of
oarth, nlr, and sky filled nud transflg-
urounim;
"llo illd hut slug becauso ho roust,
And piped but ns tho linnets sing."
With tho light of his genius ho glorl
llod "tho banks nnd braes" oi his na
tivo land, and, spoaking fo Mio univer
sal human hoart, has sot lkj swootost
thought to muslo:
'Vhoo echoes roll from eoul to soul,
And grow forever ond forever."
"I v -ndor what has bcoomo of tho
scissors?" said Mrs. Johnson, tho othor
day; "I havo boon looking : them all
tho ovonhig, and can't find Mom high
or low." After a whllo tho hired Dutch
man oomraonced pulling off his boots
preparatory to going to bod. "All dls
day," said ho, "I tlnk I got sonio llttlo
grobble-stono In my poot. I koss I kit
him out now." Whon ho turno'd up his
boot, all that ho could find in it was a
thimblo, a pair of scissors, half a Joaf
of broad, and a few dozen tacks.
DOMESTIC ItECIPMS.
Good Aitlk Jelly. Take applos of
tho best quality, good flavor, not swoot
out up and stow till soft; strain out the
juice, lot somo of tho pulp go through!
boll to tho thloknoss of molasFo's, thon
weigh, nnd add as many pounds i f crush
cd sugar, stirring nntll all Is dissolvod.
Add ono ounco of oxtraot of lemon lo
ovory twonty pounds of Jelly, and whon
cold sot awny in closo jars. It will keep
ior years, ii inoso wuo bavo novor
mado this will try it thoy will Had it far
superior to currant jelly.
OitAi'B Jam. Tho common wild
grapo Is best for this. Boll scf; strain
through a slave; add ono pound o sugar
to a pound oi pulp; boll twonty minutes,
stirring ofton. Tho wild grapo has a
plonsont flavor after frost. Thoy moy
bo kept all winter, ond will bo found
good whon othor fruit Is scarce. Strip
thorn from tho stoms; put in stono Jars
with layers of good brown ugar till tho
jars nro threo parts full, thon fill with
West India molassos. Thoy will mako
good wlntor pies.
Yeast. Pare .and boll ono dozen
mealy potatoes; as soon as you put tho
potatoes on to boil, put a handful of
hops Into nnothor kottlo containing
threo quarts of cold, water, cover and
boll. Whon tho potatoes aro boiled,
drain and mash lino; then strain tho
hops through a fine slovo on tho pota
toes, ana bo sure tho hops nro boillnc;
stir woll. Thon add one half cup of su
gar, one-fourth of salt, and ono pint of
flour; mix this woll nnd strain through a
oullondor, thon lot it stand until it Is
milk-worm, and thon stir in ono cup of
good yeast; sot it to riso whoro it will bo
warm. It will rlso In nbout fivo hours
if tho yeast bo good. You can toll whon
it is risen by tho whlto foam whloh will
rlso to tho top. Whon risen, stop tight
and keep in a cool placo. This receipt
makes about threo quarts of yeast Half
tho qnanlity is sufllolont for a smnll family-
Yi:ast BitEAU Tako four good sized
'potatoo,' peel, boll and mash, and pour
ovor them ono quart of boiling water;
strain tho wholo through a culloudcr.
Let this got blood warm and then stir
in ono cup of yeast, ono tablcspoonful
of sugar, ono tablcspoonful of salt and
threo quarts and n pint of Hour. Beat
well with a spoon and sot in a warm
placo to rlso. In summer it will rlso In
four, but in winter it will tako fivo
hours. When woll risen tako a pint of
flour nnd put part of it on thokneading-
uoard; tl on turn tho dough upon tho
board and put ono tablcspoonful of lard
on it; thon it is to bo knoaded twenty
minutes, using tho pint of flour; now
put tho dough in tho pan again and lot
It rlso ono hour, and thon fotm into
loavc. Do not hnvo moro than ono
pint bowl of dougli in a loaf. Lot tho
loaves rise forty minutes nnd bako forty-
Jlvo minutes. Broad mado in this wnv
cannot bo oxcollod. Tho only objection
to it is that you havo to bako it in tint
nftornoou, but when good broad is
wanted a llttlo extra work should not
prevent its boing mado.
A Good Dnssr.itT Dish. A dish which
is good for dessert and is so easily wid
quiokly rando Hint in case of an acci
dent happening to tho unoxpootod des-
sort.or in tha ovontof unoxpoctod com
pany. It may bo prepared at a moment's
notleo: Tako slicos of bread, dip them
in well-bcaten eggs, and fry in butter;
servo with n snuoo mado of ono cup tof
sugar, a small lump of butter, ono egg,
nnd water enough to dlssolvo tho sugar
and mako thu dislrcd quantity of sauce,
lot it como tn a boil, thon tako It off tho
stove and flavor it with sherry. To rcn-
elor this dish a succoss it must bo brought
to tho tablo hot. This sauco is good
witli cottago pudding, or with a dollcato
pudding mado In this way: One cup of
pulvorizcd sugar, o'no cup of swoot milk,
ono egg, butter tho slzo of nn egg, ono
cup of raisins, two toaspoonsful of bak-
S powder, flour enough to mako it
aUo'tt liko cako dough, Rtcam in a woll
r'wuod basin or pudding-dish. Tho
pu.r ' g-dish is thobottor of tho two, us
it steam brown broad in nlso, tho
bt Aeing moro llkoly to como out in
gofii.,siipp,.notrtiokir'ijlo tho dish as it
will udiniMo Iho basin, ovon whon
you 11 VAvJaT.i ftroascdit thorough
ly ', '
Mrs. Scoviile.
ttaYi.
It IsV'adoed truo that "tho darkest
clouu fas sometimes a silver lining."
GuItoaujVtho blaokest picture that
hasovorybon presented to tho oyo of tho
AmorioaaSpooplo, has tho dark hues re
lieved to Jo mo oxtcnt by tho prcsonco of
his sistoM tho wlfo of Mr. Scovlllo, tho
attornoffl who pleads for him as no othor
man ofif this continent would pload.
Wo onwforgot for a moment tho infamy
of tho f isassin whilo gazing on ,hnfaco
of theloman who nlono? peElti
nil enrth's-nrooturoj fools a touch of fnrfrftU , fj
ical syivpotliy for him. Wo can shut
our oyoHfor a tlmj to the blood-stained
brotlinnu Mlo contemplating tho purity
und dj? t of affection which prompts
th's wonarUo tako a placo by tho sldo
of one a vjhom tho civilized world
looksr 'Xl&rror and hato. It is not
injji, . Shcart.ofnnv.ono not in-
fiwwtv J tfao tics 'of K-'itXtji
touch tff pity for tho culprit before tho
bar, nor is it in tho hoart ot others not
to foel a Kuoh of pity for tho sister
whoso affooVfpn Is so groat that it affords
sholtor ovon io him.
"No shooting aloud'on tho premises"
is tho sign whioh warns sportsmen away
from tho oxorciso of tlioir favorito re
creation on a suburban demosno, Hunt
era equipped with air-guns or othor
noiseloss ortlllory would doubtless bo
unobjectionable to tho original ottho
grnphlst who owns tho proporty thus do-,,ndod.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT.
The fewer words, the better prayor.
History is a kind of Nowgato calen
dar, a register of crime and mlsorlos
that man has Inflictod on his follow
man.
Thoro aro some mon in this nuughty
world who would bo worih a million If
a hundred ptroent wore laksnofffor
cash.
Dreams may servo as monitors, by
Indicating our prosont moral stato; but
must not bo rollod upon ns f o realm do w
ing future ovonts.
Mental pleasures novor cloy. Un
llko thojo of tho body, thoy are increas
ed by icpotltion, approved of by re
flection, and strengthened by enjoy
ment. Wo nro taught to olotho our minds
ns wo do our" bodies, after tho fashion
In voguo; and it is accounted fantasti-'
calnoss or somotlitng worso not to
do so.
What sunshlno is to flowers, smiles
aro to humanity. Thoy aro but trifles,
to bo sure, but scattered nlonr Hfo'n
pathway, tho good thoy do is inconceiv
able. Polltonoss is to a man what boautv (a
to a woman. It creates nn instanta
neous impression In his bohalf, whilo
tho opposite epiallty oxorcises as quick
a projudlco against him.
Courtesy is thocrownlnggracoof cul
ture, tho stamp of porfootlon upon char
acter, tho badgo of tho porfect contlc-
man, tho fragrance of tho Ilowor of wo
manhood whon full blown.
Wo nro ruined not by what wo really
want, but by what wo think wo do;
thoroforo, nover go abroad in search of
your wants. If thoybo real wants, thev
will como homo in soaroh of you.
Lifo is divided into threo torms tiat
whioh was, which Is, and which will
bo. Lotus learn by tho mist to nroflfc
by the prosont, nnd from tho prosont to
llvo bottor for tho future.
Thoso passionato porsons who enrrv
their hearts in tholr mouths aro rather
to bo pitied than feaied; tholr tliroaton
ings serving no othor purposo than to
forearm him that is threatened.
lUlhoro rigidly and undovintlnrflv to
truth; but whllo you express what Is
truc,'oxpros it in a ydoaslns: manner.
Truth is tho picture, tho manner is tho
framo thnt displays it to a-'vantago.
iVddlson defines good natoro "as ono
of thoso blessings of a happy constitu
tion which are i implanted In a man-at
his birth, and which must necessarily
bo improved, but cannot possibly bo in
troduced by process of oducatlon."
It is always profilablo to talk with a
concoitod person. Ho always talks
about tho ono thing that intorests him,
viz., himself; so you tiro sure to get tho
wholo story. As this subject is natu
rally circumscribed, you do notloso a
great deal of timo in listening to it.
For a fow days iho orchards aro whito
with blossoms. Thoy suon turn to fruit.
or elso float away, usoloss and wasted,
upon tho idlo breozo. So will ft bo with
prosont fcolings. Thoy must bo deep
onod Into decision or bo entirely dissi
pated by eiolay.
There aro ways enough of advautao-
ously holplng our lotlow mon, provided
wo kcop hi viow tho grand loading prin
ciple not to paralyze or deaden thoir
faculties by withdrawing tho stimulus
to notion, but to improve and dovolop
thorn by every effort wo mako In thoir
bohalf.
Tho Bronzo Turkey.
Tho Amorican Poultry Yard has
this to say about Bronzo Turkeys:
American brcedors can justly bo proud
of having suoh a lino breed of turkeys
as tho bronzo are ovorywhero ooknowl
edged to bo. Tho largo sizo as well as
tho brilliant plumago, is duo to tho
wild turkey,with which thoy havo been
crossed to maintain tho sizo and mark
ings. Many flocks, having been closely
bred for sovoral yoars, diminish in sizo
whilo tho color bo highly prized gets
paler ovory succeeding year. Somo of
our prominent Drccaors nave rocourso
to tho wild stock for tho breeding
males, ovory two or threo years, nnd
thus keen up a high standard for thoir
flocks of Bronzo turkoys. Tho march
of civilization is fast thinning out tho
wild turkoy, and it will not bo lone ero
moy win do aiinouit to proouro? There
aro several western parties who mnko
quite a ouisncss ot breeding .'
ping wild turkeys to eastern r'
yn brcedors to cross tlioir 1
' t"oro "ro many wf
thoifN junioth Bronzo
wo doubrJ.S.can show nl
one." TKo noareistvirpach tel
saw was ono woig
25 wasv
for luinAu,
uas, it tl
Novombor. I
inc. ana insteau o
i . .
extra pounds hich hn
lain on fat. 'o ran doV
This proved .& woll asV,
monts, th, t turHys must li;v
of rango nnd tl.jir liberty t J"
and provo profitable. Vtyy
A Canada baokwoo'dsman ' j',$isod
to sondlo minister fifty pom. ( V t ma
plo sugii? r Carrying him.' Timo
passod iinei no mnplo sugar arrived o
Bwooten tho minister's housohold. Somo
months lntor he saw iho nowiy marrlod
husband in tho town, and ventured to
remind him: "My frlond, you tlld not
sand tho mnplo sugar" you promised.
With a, -ddonod countonanco ho lookod
up and replied: "To toll you tho ttuth
governor, sho ain't worth it!"
Irish Epitaph: "Erootod to tho mom
ory of John Phillips, accidentally Bhot
as a mark of affection by hia brothor
i snip
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