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Harriet raneoll Spifford. Sooner or later tho storm shall beat Over my slumber from head to feet j Booner or later the wind shall rare In the long grosses above my graTC. 'I shall not heed them where they He Nothing thctr soul shall signify; Nothing the headstene's fret of rain; Nothing to me tho dark day's pain. 'Sooner or later tho sun shall shtno With tender warmth on that mound of mine Sooner or later In summer's nlr Clurer and violets blossom there. 1 shall not feel In that deep-HIl stl The sheeted light fall over my breast; Nor even note In thoso hidden hours The wind-blown breath of tho tossing llowcrf. Sooner or later tho stainless snows Shall add their hush to my mate repose; Sooner or later shall slant and shift And heap my bed with their dazzling drift. Chill though that frozen pall shall seem, Its touch no colder can mako tho dream That recks not tho deep and sacred dread Shrouding the city of the dead. Sooner or later tho bee shall come And fill the noon with Its golden hum ; Sooner or later on half poised wing, Tho bluebird abovo my grave sha'l sing. Slngand chirrup and whistle with glee; Nothing his music can mean to mo; None of thoso beautiful things shall know How soundly their lover sleeps below. Sooner or later, far oat In tho night, Tho stars shall over mo wing their flight; Sooner or later tho darkling dews Catch the white spark in their silent osze. Never a ray shall part tho gloom That wraps me round In the silent tomb; 1'cace shall bo perfect to lips and brow Sooner or later; oh, why not how! a.--a "I1USTED," UV GEOUOIil BV J. W. WHEELING On a sea of trouble what strango ianctcs float; Golden dreams of leisure cheat my soul again, But instead of plsasure they only gtvo mo pain ; Not a dlmo or dollar In tho world have I, And a plan or stratagem 'tis n uso to try; "Wisdom falls to teach me, through my broken coat, Whllo I'm sitting lonely waiting for the boat "With nary nfcUe to ores llieferty. -t IFAR5T, GARDEN AND HOUSE HOLD. Watering Horses. Tn wntorlng horses In cold weather, glvo ono pailful at a tirao thrco times a day. This is enough unless you nro working them regularly; tlion givo a littlo more, but not to exceed four pail fuls a day. In hot weather whon thoy aro brought in, spongo out tho mouth and nostrils with cold water. Aftor a fow spongings thoy will wait for it to bo dono. Then glvo thorn not to exceed a pailful apioeo, and aftor fcoding givo ono or moro pallfuls boforo you com nicncowork. Don't lot thorn go with out long enough to mako them want moro than this. If allowed, a thirsty horeo, whon warm, will drink too much. A common twelve-quart pail is tho sizo roforred to abovo. Suva tho Ilcail I.cuvcu. Acrlculturnl World. Th leaves which annually fall from any of our largo deciduous trees will mako btiflicicnt fertilizing materials to produco another treo of thu same sizo To accomplish this, however, it will not do to allow tho loaves to bo scattored by tho winds, washod down crooks and rivers and wnstbd. Wo know that de composed leaves mako most excellent manuro; but tho ground will not grow rich very rapidly, oven under trees, uuless tho annual deposit of Icavos ro mains and decays where thoy fall, which is seldom tho caso except in largo forests. Tho loaves that fall from our shado and fruit trees nro mainly blown away into tho roads and ditchos and do nobody any good, whon, if carefully -saved, thy would add considerably to thovfertility of ono's garden. On damp days, and earlv in tho morning, whilo tho loaves aro wet. liavo them l akod up ttnd put into a compost hoap, and you will find that tho twenty to thirty wagon loads of leavos annually saved about jour place, mako ono or two loads of suporllno manuro, and just tho best thing known for garden plants. Do not wait until all tho leavos havo falli n beforo commencing to save, for a lurgo uronortion of them would bo blown away by that time, but begin oprly, and theroby noarly all can bo saved. Wiolo Wheat for Fowls. Poultry World. There is moro solid nutriment in whole whoat, ns a feed for poultry, than in any of tho cereals, wolcht for weight. It is an excellent kind of grain for tills uso, though somowhat moro oxponslvo than any other sorts; but too muoh of tills hearty feed is dotrlmontal, particularly when fed to Cochins, Brahmas, o:o. Fowls aro vory partial to wheat. It helps tho laying capacity of hens, but it should not bo uso t excopt with discre tion ns to tho quantity allowed them daily. An oxeeas of this raw grain will loo a loosouoss In tho bowols very lontly. It is oasy of digestion, and sMrld bo lurmsheu la moderation, as a iafulSJffig1t doslrablo vaiioty, in .conjunction wRn other dry grains, such as craoked corn, oats, barley, buok whoat, etc. If not more than ono-third or one 'fourth of whoat is allowed with tho oth er oeroals montloned, for ordlnarj?pur .poses In tho laying soason?1ionwlll do quito as well, and thoy can thus bo kopt In bottor avorago condition than by a greater nllowanoo. Wo havo provod this by froquont praotlcal oxporlmonts In 'footling, DlfllculUes in Churning. Tho milk of a farrow cow, raixojl with tho milk of afresh cow, will retard tho churning of tho fresh cow's milk, and it is bettor to churn soparatoly. Dut -eouio good buttor-makors havo express ed tlio. opinion that when thoscro!im of different cows has been thoroughly mix together and ripened evenly, will all churn togothcr. But whon thero is a auspiolon that only a part of tho butler baa come, lot this bo aklmmod from the buttermilk, placed in cold wator to harden and then lot tho churning pro cood. Somo havo assorted that tho second churning has produced half as muoh as tho first. Tho largor globulos of cream burst their poll Iclos first, tho different sizes following In ordorj and tho cream from tho snmo cow having thoso different slzod globules, tho larg est, which ylold their butter first, nro likely to bo over churned if thoy romaln till tho finer globlues yield their butter. This no doubt oftvn renders somo othor wlsogood butter rather salvy. Tho matter of tho sizo of tho globules of cream is tho simplo causo of tho differ ence in tho tlmo required to churn tho cream from different cows. Somo butter tnakois hnvlng learned this causo of qulokcr or slower churning, nnd having also discovered that tho largor globules, which rlso first on milk, mako tho high-cst-colorod and finest flavored butter, adopt tho plan of skimming tho milk twico tlio lirst at twelvo and slxteon hours, nnd tho second whon tho croam lias all rlson churning thoso two skim mings seporatoly, Tho butler from tho first skimming is so dclicato and high llavored ns tobrlngamuchhlghorprico, nnd tho socond would bring nn ordinary nidrkot prico. Tho practlco obviates tho dlillculty of churning two kinds of cream togothor. It is not very troublo somo to follow this plan In dairies cf considerable sizo as tho largo globulos may bo churned ono day and tho small onos tho next. AVlnlcr Food for Cattle. Country Gentleman. Tho Elniira Farmors' Club, as re ported in tho Husbandman, discussed tho subject of tho relatlvo valuo of corn, rutabagas, whoat bran, otc, ns tho re sult of tho actual cxporlonco of tho mouibors, indopondortly of tho teach ings of chemical analysis. President McCann, from a somowhat inoxnet osti- mato, rognrded rata bagas, whon foil in connection with grain, ns worth 28 cents per bushol whon corn was a dollar; that 1.4, four busliols of rata bagas wero worth rathor moro than a dollar. This was his opinion aftor fcoding both together. Probably tho roots would not bo worth quito so much If fed nlono. G. W. Hoffmnn thought Mr. McCann ratod rutabagas too high. For simply feeding alono, for tho nutrlmont thoy furnish, ho could not rato thorn ovor 10 cents per bushol, but tholr chief valuo is in mixturo with other food as a regu lator. With corn at a dellar, ho would profor to uso It than to pay 25 cents for rata bagas. Ills estimato, thoreforo, would not bo far from fivo bushels of ruta bagas, beets, or carrots, to ono of corn. Potatoes wore rated higher, or about thrco bushels to ouo of corn. Common Hat turnips wcro regarded as only half as valuablo as ruin bagas, or compared with corn, as only ono-torith. All theso estimates wero intonded for mixed feeding. Mr. Hoffman did not find whoat bran quito equal to hay. and ton for ton ho would prefer good hay. Ho had fed n great deal of bran, and hail como to regard It nslowinthoscalo ,of valuo. J. S. Van Duser had usod bran cxtonslvoly, and placed it rathor higher thau hay. It is interesting to obsorvo that tho estimates above given of tho compara tive value of ruta bagas, and corn, ac cord noarly with tho results of analysis; but it should bo remembered that in all experiments in fcoding, muoh doponds on tho manner of conducting them, whether tho food is cut or uncut, ground or unground, tho kind of animals to which it is fed, and tho attondant con ditions of regularity, cleanliness, puro nlr and wator, and tho amount of each ingredient, in connection with tho dry ness oi succulenco of tho fodder given bosides. Six Forma ofltllnil Staggers. Professor JmncB Law. Tho nomo "blind staggors" is duo to several dlfforont disorders, somo of which nro in no souse horo.litajy whilo othors nro liable to bo trt nsmlttod from parent to offspring. Ono foim occur ring in horsos fed on ripo but uncurii'd ryegrass or on tho seeds of millet, Hun garian grass and several of tho gra'ns and vetches is a more congestion of tho brain duo to the introduction eta po'son, and is not at all likely to provo' Heredita ry. Anothor occurring in rich bottom lauds or othor damp localities, or in an imals fed on musty fodder appoa,jfc to bo cssontially couuected with poisMlng of tho ncrvo contrcs and dropsical Illusion around thoni. This Is a muoh ni.vo per sistent affection than tho first, Wii's not usually horoditary furtlior than tAit nn Impaired constitution is liablo to btlo.m (orrod on thu progeny, and thero I loss powor of resistance to tho sain(or to other causes ofdisoaso. A third form is duo to tho formation of turners within tho hemlsphoros of tho brain, aro usually composod of a peculj known as cholostorino, which is in connection with tho nervo'Js 1 thoso Vrfat Lund lsuo, and is thrown out of tho systoni in tho bilo. A system, tlioroforo, which is pre disposed to liver diseaso or to sluggish aollon of tho liver is moro llabnlo tho roteon of such matter in tho System nnd oven to tho formation of tumors of tho snmo. In this caso thoro is a stronger proba bility of hereditary transmission, for tho pooullartlos nnd habits of tlio animal economy nro unquestionably conforrod upon tho offspring, and whon tho parent U structurally nndoonstltutionally liablo to suoh a disease of nutrition tho pro geny aro likoly to inhorlt a similar bias. Tho difference, it will bo observed, is botwoon a disonso caused by a disturb ing olomont introduced into tho system from without and ono detormlnqd by faults Inhoront lu tho system (llko struoluro and function) and constantly operating with grcato.'" or less forco. A fourth form of so-called fltaggors occurs in youug, vigorous horsos in spring, and Is manifestly connected with ple thora nnd tho gonoral irritnblllly con nected with tho sudden return of warm woathcr. This is not likoly to provo pormnnont or horoditary, and may easily bo corrected by quiet, darknes, and cold wator to tho head with a doso of physic, and whon tho attack is past by a run nt grass or a cottrso of laxativo dlot. A fifth form is duo to venous congestion of tho bond and brain, usu ally a result of a tight or badly fitting collar which presses on tho jugular vclu. This will occur especially in ascending a hill until tho fault Is corrected. A sixth form is duo to a similar disturb nnco of tho circulation in tho brain as n result of somo structural disonso In tho honrt. Tills will usually ho manifested not only by giddiness and bllndnos; but by coldness nnd swelling of tho limbs, nnd by an irregular or Intermit tent pulso. It is likely to bo aggra vated by actlvo oxortlon or fatigue, and doos not improve whon tho animal gols Into bottor condition. Tlio first, fourth nnd fifth forms named aro quito amen able to treatment, nnd tho second some what loss so, whllo tho third and sixth nro essentially incurablo. DOMESTIC RECEIPTS. Toai in hie IIolk. Tako ono half pound of sausngo meat nnd roll it into six balls; placo theso in a baking dish that has been slightly greased; mako n batter of two eggs, two heaped up ton- spoonsful of flour and ono-hnlf pint of milk; pour this ovor tho sausago, place In a modcratoly hot oven; bako ono hour; servo at onco with pork gravy and plain boilod potntoos, and you ha o a nlco littlo dinner for two poi sons. Okakoe Jku.v. Ono-half box of gel atine soaked in ouc-hnlf pint o' cold water for half nn hour; then add tho julco of llvo oranges and two lemons nnd ono andono-half cups white sugar; turn on ono pint of boiling water nnd sot tlio pall containing tho ingredients in a kettlo of boiling water to boat, but do not lot it quito boil; then strain into an oirthon vessel to cool, llofore bringing to tho tablo cut in squares and placo in a glass sauco dish. Tiiis Is much liked, nnd is vory nico for tho slckV SAVOur Mutton ok Veal Cutlets. Cut up tho chops and beat them with tho odgo of a knifo. Beat tho yolks of n fow ogars and dip tho cutlets in thorn; season thom with pojipor, salt, nutmeg and bread crumbs. Holl them in but tered crumbs nnd broil them. Uso for sauco somo good gravy, n pieeo of but ter, crumbs of bread, capers, anchovies with somo nutmeg and a littlo vinegar. As soou as thoy aro dressed, tear off tho papci'3 and sot them on tbo dish with tho sauco. To Fmcassee Lam i on Veal. Tako a log of lamb and boll it; whon cold cut in pieces uud put In a sauce pan with a littlo whlto gravy, small on ions sliced line, u littlo niace, salt and a fow capers; let it boil uutil tho lamb is done; thicken tho sauco with ono spoonful of croam, tho yolks of two oggs, a littlo parsley chopped line; beat them altogether, then put it in your stow-pan and shako it until thick, do not lot it boil; if not thick enough, add somo flour and butter. Sweet Potato Pudding. Ingredi ents: Two pounds of iawswcot potato, half pound brown sugar,, ono-third of a pound of buttor, ono gill of cream, ono grated nutmeg, a small pioco of lemon peel and four oggs. Boil tho potato well and mash thoroughly, passing through a collandor; whilo it is warm mix In sugar and buttor; beat uggs and yolks together, and add when tho nota- ho Is cold; add a tnblespoonful of sifted Hour; mix nil in tho grated lemon peol uud nutmog vory thoroughly; buttor a pan nnd bako twenty-ftvo minutes in a modrrately hot ovou. May bo oat.'n with a wino sauco, Pahsnii Furrrr.iiS. Doll six medium sized parsnips until tender, thou mtisli them smooth, with a lump of butler and popper and salt to tas'o; add two boat on eggs, thrco oven tablospoonfuls of llour and half a cupful of sweet milk. Heat somo nico drippings and a littlo butter in a frying pan, and drop tho mixture by tenspoonfuls into tSo hot fat. When nl uly browned on both sides lay tluin on whitish brown papor folded in n plato and set them for (lvo minutes in tho oven; then servo on a hot dish In which Is laid a folded napkin, and garnish with curlod parsley. Cauamel Cake. For an oaslly-mado and also tompting caramel cake, re quiring no oggs for tho filling, uso this ralo: Mako tho cako Itself from any good layor cako roolpo, sovoral of which havo been glvon in this column; for tho filling uso ono cup of raolnssos, ono cup and a half of brown sugar, ono tablo spoonful of flour, two of col I water. Boil for several minutes, for sovon or eight, porhaps, then add half a cako of grated chocaloto; boll until it Isjabout llko a thlok custard; when you tako It off tho stovo add a littlo soda; bo sure to havo it dissolvod porfootly boforo putting In; flavor with vanilla. Do not put it botwoon tho layors of cako until it is cool. Small cakes bakod in patty pans or gom tins nro vory nlco if, after thoy aro cold, you out thom In halvos and put this filling botwoon. Bo suro to boil tho chocolate and molossos until you know it will not run whon cold. This you oan dotormlno by taking out a spoonful and cooling it. Whatovor othor cooks say, I maintain that a layor cako should bo flavored as well as any othor, only, of courso, ono may u&o loss of the flavoring cxtraots. 1M83INO AND OLASSlN'fl. Cbrtitfna Kwttl. All thing. that pass Are womtn's looking-glass; They show her how her bloom must fade, And she licrrelf be laid With withered roecs In the shade! With withered roses and the fallen peach Unlovely, out of lcich Of snmmcr Joy that was. All things that pass Aro woman's tlrlnLulass; Tho laded lavender Is sweet, 8wcct tho dead violet Culled and laid by and cared for yet; Thodrlcd-up violets and dried lavender Still sweet, may comfort her, Nor need she cry, Alas f All things that pass Aro wisdom's looklntt-glafs; llclng full of hopo and fear, and still Urlmful of gooJ or 111, According to our work and will, tor there Is nothing new beneath tho sun. Our doings have been done, And that which shall be was. Human hers. Bummer Barory. Tho people who hav. renrod largo families of children without any boys nnd girls ntuong thom nro unfortunate. Thoro nro such people. A child with out any childhood Ls a misorablo little animal, and tho poorest coinplimonl that enn be paid to a boy if it is a true ono is that ho Is "a littlo man." havo rend somewhero perhaps It Is a mistake that a llg makes Its appoar auco upon tho llg tree, sufforiiig no progrosslvo chnnges, excopt to grow bigger. Onco a fig, always a fig. I do not think wo want any moro hu man Jigs. First thobaby.thon tho breezy boy, thou tho boots, then tho bother, then tho young man, then tho hopo of tho homestead tbnt ls tho good old fashlonod order of development. Not having tlio delight of sitting undor my own vino and llg tree," perhaps my knowledge of figs is imperfect, but yet I insist upon tho boy. Wo do not want ldm wiso nnd profound nnd owl-llku and right-anglo-trinnglcd. What be comes of tho precocious children soven or eight yoars older at their heads than thoy nro nt their heels? OiCo In a hun dred times do thoy turn into anything at all. Say Into men? Call tho roll and see. Tlio writer knows n boy who novor learned to swim becauso tho water will drown nover learned to rldon horso because horses ran nway novor touched n gun becauso powder exploded never played with tho boys because ho would tear his clothes novor got farther thnn 'barn-ball," which means throwing a ball at tho gnblo and catching it whon It roturns. Ho played thnt and thoy lot him becauso ho could play it alono. Then thoro wero sovoral "becauses" that wcro novor explained. Ho never went to children's parties, becauso ho nover learned to skato, becauso. .Some body oxclaims, "What did tho fellow kuow? Was ho nn Idiot?" By no means. Ho could fulmlnnto Pitt's reply to somebody about "tho atrocious crimo of boing a young man," and repeat "Cnmpboll's Ploasuros of Hope," and "My N.imt is Korval." Ho know somo Latin and somo (Ireok, and a littlo about Jupiter and tho Styx; but tho slicks ho know most nbout wero sticks of stovo woed that ho piled In tho wood-houso on Saturday nftornoons, when other boys wero kicking up their heels in a frolic. Nut thnt ho was overworked By no menus. Ho had tho kindest father and tho most loving mother in nil Christendom, but ttion ho was to bo a littlo fig. Boy natmo cropped out and ho fell in lovo with a littlo girl. Of course, llko Dosdcmona's handker chief, ho was "too littlo" for any such nonsonse, and so an extinguisher night cap was put upon tho flicker of flam?, and out it wont! Now this boy, as I havo hoard, was not an unhappy boy. Ho had a bios soil childhood, but tho trouble was, ho poor, led that childhood with ,' things of his own creation. Ho droamod in tho day timo. Ho grow sensitive, timid, shy. Ho was not tho kind of turtle whoso voico "is h'jard in tho land," but thoothorsort that draws its head into its shell and novor says a woi d. Ho fell Into lovo ngaln. with a woman old enough to bo his mint, ncd who thought no moro about him than sho would of a trco-frog. IIo fell In lovo with It sounds Incredible, and Is ab surd, but it is truo with her blaok stockings! That?olor, of all others, in or out of tho solar spectrum! IIo was fond of rending encyclopedias. Ho rend Nicholson's old twolvo-volumo fol low by tho month. Ho happened upon the nrticlo "consumption," and ho had tho symptoms. "Tho llvor complaint;" nrd thut, too. Tho nrticlo on "tlio heart" fairly scared him. HU own turned over and bounded about after an unruly fashion, and ho was suro ho had heart diseaso, In tact, ho was a ohu moloon, and took tho color of tho thing ho alightod upon. Tho dark was as populous as London. Tlio distant woods ho longod to wander In, and novor could, wero flllnd as full of fancios of his own mako as a sun beam is of midges. If ho had poss issod tops, whips, t rum pots, dogs, birds, squirrols It is immaterial what, if only thoy worq matorlal ho would havo had' something moro wholesome to play with than ldlo fancios and vain imaginings. A stray dog followod that boy homo ono day not porhaps without certain sly ond friendly snaps of tho thumb and flngor, for tho lad had novor loarnod to whlstlo a small colored cur that cur ried his tall to cno sldo llko a holm put to starboard. Ho smugglod him into tho wood houso, and hid him nnd fod him and managed to keep him out of sight. And tho boy's mothor aldod and abottcd, and tho dog holpod him to. ro covor from consumption and liver com plaint and black stockings, and was runnltij down his morbid fancios nnd shaking thom to pieces as if thoy woro chipmunks, whon, ono unlucky day, that dog impudently barkod nt tho boy's. father! Tho fathor oxekdmod ngninst tho strange dog, instituted nn inrestlga lion, codemnod tho boy nnd bnnishod tho dog, nnd tho fancies returned nnd all tho evil symptoms out of the encyclo pedia. I havo heard him say that, a quartorof n contnry nftorward, he often caught hlmsolf , stopping in tho stroet to staro after somo littlo dingy cur with particular short trot, nnd that carried his tall to starboard, nnd think of poor "Wntoh," who, ho hopes, has gono with Popo's Indian dog to somo "equal sky.' Dogs nro good for boys, nnd so nro rob Ins nnd rabbits. A Reminiscence of Leo's Surrender. Vanltr Fair. As timo passes, all momentocs of tho civil war iucronso In valuo. I know of nothing moro interesting than tho table on which tho surrendor of General Leo to General Grant was signed.. Tho old farmer nnd his wlfo, In whoso houso tho surrender occurted, had lived in tho midst of somo of tho war's most stir ring scones, but their breaths wcro taken away when thoy heard that tholr huni blo homo was selected a n spot for such an important nn ovent to tnko placo. Tho room in which tho lenders of tho two armies mat Is a long narrow one, with tho stiff, unused look that is pe culiar to tho "best room" in a farm houso. Kverytlng in it seems to sav. wo aro toe good for human nature's dally food." Ono pictures the fow occa sions whon family funerals and wed- lings havo forced open tho doors. Ono smulls tho faint odor of lavender nnd rosemary, which, year aftor year, havo been brought from tho old-fashioned Virginia garden to Impart their odors to tho linen press. On tho floor Is tho moss flaming of red carpots. Next tho liroplaco stands a largo, squaro marblo- toppud table. Tho federal and confed erate orderlies wait near tholr chiefs, and at tbo rear of tho room slnnds tho corps commanders and somo of tho stall1. Gonoral llawllns looks as hn really was, tlio right liana or t, uncial urant In every important liourof his life. Tho frosty poll of General Ord contrasts with with tho roseate tints of General Ingalls' faco. General Leo sits in tho center of tho room in nn office chair, and Gonoral Grant loitiis back in nn old-tlmo cnuu scat. Bctworn Generals Grant and Leo stands tho littlo tablo which I havo seen in tho memorial room of Mrs. Custor's Michigan homo. It is rather a stand than n table, with its one drawer, cheap turned legs and oval top. Aftor tho signing of tho surrendor on this table, General Sherman placed a $20 gold plcco In tho hand of tho farnior's wlfo. Sho would havo scorned a "greenback," not only becauso It was Yankco manu facture, but becauso it yus not acknowl edged currencj among Virginians. Sho, thinning herself fortunalo to soil a .2 tablo for $20, saw It carried away on an orderly's horso without i egret. (Jon oral Slioridan sent it to Mrs. Custer, and with a note that has becorao moro and moro, as each year rolls b tho choice possession of that lady's life. Ono of General Shorldau's many noblo traits was to acknowledge tho gonitis, ability, and fidelity of thoso who aided him to roach his high plnco in tho ladder of famo, and in tills noto ho told Mrs. Cus ter that ho know of no ono who had dono moro to bring about tho surrendor than hor bravo husband. Lawyei's Enjo)ment of a "Coon Hunt.' Ho was a tall, good looking man and clnlmod to bo a lawyer, and for all wo know ho might havo boon a distant relation to Adam. Tho boys decided ho was rlpo enoiigh to pull. So a coon hunt was doeided upon, nnd for tho ro mance of it ho concluded to go. Somo two miles from town thoro is a clearing, whoro wcro largo piles of brush, dead troos, logs and bushes in nbundnnco, and tho coon hunt was located at thnt placo. Undo Tillman was provided with a cow hldo, with wide horns, and an instrument then known ns' "drono," eighteen inches long, six or eight Inches in diameter, covorod at ono end with a raw hldo, strotohod tight, with thrco or foiu feet of cord through tho contor. By I olding tho string with ono hand, tho instrument undor tho arm, and run ning thumb nnd Ilngor with rapid mo tion on tho string, unoarthly tones could bo producod. All was ready and tho hunt commoncod. Goorgo, our loador, aftor getting closo to tho oloaring, told a horriblo story of a wild bull that was somotimcs scon in thnt locality. His advlco was for nil to stick together, nnd thoy woro attacked to seattor and ovory man tnko caro ot uimsoii. uy thnt moans tho animal could not kill moro than ono. With this understand ing wo ontored tho cloarlng. A hugo monster with wido horns rushed around a brush pllo with an unearthly sound that would chill tho spinal co'umn. Singularly onough, tho monstor singled out our lawyer, who mado all hasto for a troo. Tho wild hollowing, crackling of brush and howling of dogs mado tho night hideous enough to satisfy tho most romantlo mind. In tho rush of climbing tho treo tho lawyer lost his hat, and tho monstor took extra pains to tramplo and goi o It to pieces. Tho bull'' would wander off for a whllo, but tho first attempt to doscond would bring him hollowing baok to tho troo. Tho boys assomblod bohlnd a brush pllo with Unolo Tillman. Sitting on tho ground with tholr hands locked around tholr knoos, thoy would rook from tho baok of tholr heads to tholr hools in full onjoymont of tho scene. as daylight began to show In tlio oast thoy all qulotly left for town, whoro thoy colloctod somo othors, and, with ralllod jrM" -mm forcos, started to rcatHro tho lawyer, Thoy told him thoy hoi? Utrothor expec tation than to find his mangled remains In tho fatal clearing whoro Ihey woro attacked. IIo was escorted in triumph to tlio borso-block in front of the hotel whoro, with loud cheers from tho crowd lie Indulged In a half hour spooch, ife- plctlng, in glowing terms, "his cool ness nnd bravery," his "hair breadth escape," his "thoughts whllo In the treo," nnd wound up that ho would bo "ono of ono hundred picked rnon," that would go to Hint oloaring anil "assist Jn killing tho monstor." But beforo It was accomplished the secret lenkod out. Our lawyer friend, with his carpet sack undor his arm and Ids thoughts porhnps of yoars gono by, qulotly disappeared with a firm rcsolvo, to novor airaln in dulgo In n coon hunt. WIT AND HUMOR. Postofllco clerk: "Here! your loiter Is overweight." Pnt: "Oovor what wolght?" P. C.i "It's too heavy; put another stamp on it." P.: "Och, git out wid ycrfoolin'I Sure If I put nn othor stamp on, won't it bo heavier still?" It was a fashlonnblo young lady who, having been nccused in artificial moans to heighten tho brillinnoy of hor com ploxlon, asked ono of hor beaux: "Do you seo any paint on my faco?" "No," ho dcllboiatoly answorod. "I can't say that I do I'm color blind." A sailor wont to seo a funoral; on his roturn from tho churchyard ho said ho nover saw n funeral ashoro boforo. "Why, what d'yo think they doos with tho dend nion?" said ho to a shipmate. I'll just toll yo. Thoy puts 'em in long black boxes and directs 'em." Moo," said his iathor, "why wcro you out so lato last night?" "It wasn't so vory late," says Joe, "only u quar ter of twolvo." "How daro you sit thoro and toll mo such a falsehood? I was nwnko whon you camo homo, nnd looked nt my watch; it was thrco o'clock," "Well, Isn't throo a quarter of twolvo?" Inquired Joe. A country dominie had a hundred loys'nnd no assistant. "I wonder how you manage ttioin," said a fnond, "without help." "Ah," was tho nn- swer, "I could manage tho hundred boys well enough; It's tho two hundred par ents that trouble mo there's no manag ing than." Thoy sat togothor in tho lamplight and read tho advertising columns of thojr local papor, when ho suddenly ex claimed: "Look, only $15 for n suit of lothes." "Is It n wedding suit?" sho asked. "Oh, no," ho replied, "It Is a business suit." "Well, I moant busi ness," sho replied. That sottlcd it. A lawyer, having somo legal buMnoss to transact with a widow, took occasion to inquire her ngc. Tho matron, who had long slnco donned the "widow's weeds," attempted to look prim and much younger thau sho roally was, as shoroplled, "Thirty-ilvo, sir." Then, turning to tho daughter, ho said: "May bo so bold, Miss, as to Inquire your ago?" "Certainly. I am n littlo past thirty-two 'most throe years younger than mothor!" A gilded youth, who had mot with misfortuno, entered a fourth-class ros taurant. Ho thero encountered a wait er whom ho had formerly scon In tho luxurious establishments which ho him self had frequentod. "What!" said tho waiter, "do you dluo horo, sir?" "Woll," returned tho other, gloomily, "you wnit horo, don't you?" "It Is truo, sir," rcpllod tho othor, with con scious dignity, "but I do not ent horo." A good story is told of nn Irish hosllor, who was sont to tho stnblo to bring forth a travolor's horso. Not kuowlng which of tho two strango hoiscs in tho stalls bolongod to tho trav1 olor, and wishing to avoid tho appear nnco of Ignoranco In his business, ho saddled both animals and brought thom to tho door. Tho traveler pointed out his own horso, saying: "That's my nag." "Certainly, yor honor, I know that vory woll, but I dln't know which was tho other gontlomnn's." It has boon noticed by a shrowd writer on American mnnners that n mochanio in searcli of work Is "out of a job," a clerk in tho samo predicament Is "dis ongaged," nnd a professional man is "nt loisuro." Tho mechanic "gets work," the clork "connects" himself with somo establishment, and tho pro fessional man "resumes practlco " This rulo holds good In somo other things bosldcs employment. Whon ono of tho "upper ton" has a high timo ovor night, it Is sail tho next day that ho was "slightly olovated." Tho mlddlo society man. under similar circumstances, was a "littlo intoxicated," but tho laboring man was "beastly drunk." "A moro shocking spootnolo," ox olalmadtholn 'ignnntold lady, "I novor boliold." Tho simple faot was that sho had surprised Julia's lovor in tho act of depositing his bond upon Julia's should er, a proceeding to which tho young lady was making no visiblo resistance. Mrs. Marrowfat has very strict notions of proprloty, and wont on to say: "That a daughter ot mlno should bocapablo of permitting suoh llborty almost freozos my blood to think of. How do you ex plain It, Julia?" Julia suffers hor paront to cool off a littlo and tlion, with a countananco as undaunted as that of tho bronzogladlatoron tho mnntolploco, haughtily says: "Mothor, you do both Frank nnd mo an injustloo. Wo weren't making lovo at all. I had complained of a pain in ray chest and ho was only sounding my lunus." Remedies for Emergencies. Vtfry fow young mothers aro able to control tholr norvos so completely as to keep from boing startled whon con- attaM fronted with a cut finger with dripping blood, nnd tho loud crlos which an nounce a catastrophe. Somctlmos sho cannot collect hor thoughts sufficiently to recall any of the good nmcdics with which sho is acquainted. Ono way to avoid this is to write out a list of holr Jn trouble, and tack It upon tho door of your room, after tho manner of hotel regulations. Thero Is nothing better for n cut thnn t.owdorod resin. Get a fow cents' worth of rosin, pound it until it is lino, nnd pnt It in nn omply, cloan pepper or splec box with perforated top; then you can easily sift it out on tho cut; put a soft cloth around tho injurod moniber nnd wot it with cold water onco in n whilo. Itwlll prevent lnllnm matlon and soreness. In dolnic tm n burn, tho main point Is So keen tho air from ii. If sweet oil nnd cotton nro not nt hand, tako a cloth and spread dry flour over it, and wrap tho burned nart In It. It is always well to havo somo simple roiucdhs in tho houso whoio j'ou can get thom without a moment's loss of timo; a littlo bottle of poppormlnt, In caso of colic; chlorate of potash for soro throat, popilti for Indigestion, and boltlo of brandy. Havo them ar ranged so that you could go to thom In the dark and reach tho right remedy, but bo suro you novor do it, oven If you know they hnvo not been disturbed: always light n lamp or tho gas, and mako suro you havo what you nro aftor. Komcnibcr that pistols nro always loadod, and that poison may bo put in placo of peppermint. ici:s:i;i:i no.u ii:,vrn. William J. Coutfilln, of Somcrvllle. Mass.. says: "In the fall of 18701 was taken with hlecdlrgof the lunirs, followed byscvcrccouRh. I lost apptUtuanil flesh, wascontlned to my bed. In the summer of 1877 was admttuil tn U hniu pttal. The doctors said I had a bole in my lunc as blR as half a dollar. I cave up hope, but a friend told me of DK. WM. HALL'S 11AL8AM FOU THE i UNGS. I trot n bottle wlmn I mm. tnenccd to eel better, and Unlay f feel better than fort nee years past. I write this hoping that every Mic nllllctiil with diseased lunirs will take I)K. WM. HALL'S HA JAM. and & mn. vlnced thnt CONSUMPTION CANHE CURED. 1 can positively say It has done me morcRood than nil tho otber medicines I have taken slnrn my sickness. Correct vour habits of crooked walklntr hv using Lyon's Patent Heel Btllfpncrs. ou feel weak aim languid, no energy, no am iltlon to do anvthlinr. Dr. llallldnv'ii Hlrm 'urlilcr Is the remedv for toil Kor nnln hv nl Western druirirlsts. Allen's Brain Food. A ImtAnlritl prtTACt. l'nrmannntlv ilrrnnit.An. ih. bruin, ami iiotlttvrly cure, ncrvouin:ii, nvrvona dr. bllliy, and Hit wcnkncii of rcnrrotli u organ. I'rlcc 8 '2.r. A" nrunBlMi. Iiepot Allim1 Piiau- IT SIS Klrit nvpnu. Nnw YnrV. N. V. HnnH f..r circular. To Newspaper Men. 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For Two Generations The good and staunch old. stand-by, MEXICAN MUS TANG LINIMENT, has dono moro to asstiago pain, relievo suircrlnsr, and savo tlio lives ot men and beasts than nil other liniments nut together. Why! Becauso tho Mnstang pene trates through skin nnd flesh to the very bono, driving out all pain and soreness and morbid secretions, and restor ing the afflicted part to sound and supplo health. m Jim iwi;fti;:ir3MnCTrty.MB AlDany steam Trap cos 1W DTJIPTTD1T imUT. 11 lUUUIUi lIUUi ThL trap mto m.tlcalljr drain, tho w.ter of con dentation from tlHATlNO COILS and return, tho same to the Holler, whether the Coll. bO AUOTX OB BX f.ow tho water Drrl In Boiler, thu. doing awar with pump, ana other uiuchanlcai device, for uca juNtrrAoraiD BV The Alnv Steal Trail Co., ALBANY, N. Y. FnB'DEWCfc'TOTWpKyr), jWdent. Sic' and Treat