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The tins had oil been scoured until she could see her face, or grotesque carica tures of her face, in each and every one of them the window-panes polished un til they sparkled, or had sparkled—for it was now twilight—in the bright June Bunshine the silver burnished until neither spot nor speck marred its bright Just re the loaves of bread baked until each crispy crust took on the right shade of tempting brown and Molly was scrub bing the only unscrubbed corner of the kitchen, when Miss Cameron's deep, harsh precise voice came to her from the dining room: "Mary, are you not through yet?-' "Almost, ma'am," answered Molly. "I thins it is high time you were quite," declared the voice. "You must make haste. We are going to the lec ture, this evening, Miss Georgette and I ami as Mr. Macolm also wishes to go out, we will be obliged to lock up the house. Therefore it is necessary that you should leave as soon as possible." "Yes. ma'am," said Molly, meekly, and finished her scrubbing, with her tears falling fast and thick. Poor little girl! she had tried so hard to please her mistresses, or rather fier mistress—for, !Miss Georgette was but a rejection of her elder sister—and her efforts had been met with a grim silence* that be tokened a begrudged satisfaction, until the last few weeks, that is, in fact, until Mr. George Malcolm came there. Mr. Malcolm was a sort of step-brother to the Misses Cammeron (his fatl ler, a widower with two boys, had married their mother, a widow with two girls), and they inheriting nothing in the way of property from their own father, lie generously made them an al lowance from the moderate fortune left him by his. Generously and forgivingly —for they had not rendered a tithe of the respect, to say nothing of ati'ection, which was his due, to their kind-hearted and indulgent step-father, choosing to look upon their mother's second mar riage as an insuit to the memory of the parent whose not-at-all amiable char acteristics had been his only legacy to them. The cottage in which they lived situa ted in the prettiest part ot Meadowville (the furniture being their own, the be queath of a maternal grandmother), be longed to Mr. George and hereiie had come in search of solitude ana quiet, for the first time in twelve years or niore, to spend a month or two in think iug and arranging plans for starting a large business in a neighboring city. And, as 1 have already intimated, things had changed much for the worse with' Mollie. the servant maid, since his arriv-' al. The grim silence had given placed to most open fault-finding, when Mr.: Malcolm was not within hearing. The coffee was too strong, the tea too weak,' the chickens undone, the steaks burned, the eggs boiled too hard, the rooms bad ly swept, ttie shirts poorly ironed and all these complaints, with many more, the older spinster, confirmed by the younger, gave her to understand origin ated with the guest. "What a hard man to please he must be!" Molly said to herself many times. "And yet he has one of the handsomest and kindest faces I ever saw and he spoke right pleasantly to me the first day lie came, and even ofiered me his hand (how Miss Cameron did frown?) but I pretended not to see it, for I knew it was not my place to shake hands with him. It is strange he should have be come so fractious. He was so good, and merry and kind when I was a little girl. I've heard father say often he'd rather shoe a liorse for him than for anyone in the village." And then she would fall to thinking how grand he used to look to her childish eyes when he came riding up on his bay mare to the smithy where she spent half her time watching her father at the forge. And he always brought her a cay pirture-book or a pret ty ribbon or a box of candies, or a bright new silver piece—one Christmas it was a gold one—and claimed a kissjlgood gracious! how her cheeks flushed at the remembrance!) for payment when he rode away again. How happy, how very happy she had been then with that dear father and dear old .Aunt Nancy!—so happy that she had scarcely felt the loss of the mother who had died in giving her birth. But when Molly was fifteen, the blacksmith, so strong and ruddy that it seemed impossible pain or sick ness could ever come near him, fell sick, and after lingering, sorely crippled, for nearly two.vears, died, leaving nothing to his darling but hard work. Yes, there was one alternative to become Mrs. Jake Willow, and mistress of the forge again but Jake was a rough, vulgar fel low, and Molly, inheriting the delicate tastes and gentle ways of her mother (who had been a shy, pretty young governess before she married the "handsome black smith), shrank from the loud voice and rude laughter of her would-be husband. And so in preference to accepting Jake's offer, she became—and heaven knows this was a hard enough thing to do— maid-of-all work in the cottage of the Misses Cameron. Poor little Molly! prettier than many a princess, with lovely black-fringed gray eyes, and hair of the very darkest brown—hair that would curl in spite of her, to Miss Cam eron's great displeaBure. "If I had such untidy hair," that lady would "often de clare, glancing approvingly into the mir ror at the flat dyed bands that made a triangle of her high, narrow forehead, I'd shave my head and "We'd certain ly shave our heads," would echo Miss Georgette. The kitchen floor finished, the rugs shaken and returned to their places, the bread put away in the big stone jar in the cupboard, Molly sought her own room (which, truth to tell, was no room at all, but a corner of the garret rudely, partitioned off, with only a small sky light to admit light and air there were rooms, empty, unused rooms, in the at tic, but "thev were much too good for a servant,Miss Cameron said, and "very much too good for a servant," agreed her sister) to make ready for her fitting. Molly looked around at it as she tied her straw hat over her rebellious tresses, and again the tears filled her eyes. It had not been a happy place of rest for her, but it had been a place of rest and sftelter, and she had been glad to have it, fearing to leave it lest worse luck lav beyond. And she would not have been com pelled to leave it had it not been for that unfortunate mirror and the unceasing complaints of the old bachelor. Old ,03jOjqsjawnqsSui8opjo punos oqi ng •898SI3I oq^ tuiq 9A«3 oqs pun 'sanaid J9A|TS puB «[00q pin? saoqqu oqj OAB3 aq uaq.w xis puB 3AG UO0A\IAQ ueqi HBAV aqs) JFYUOAV} -put?-auo Ajuo SBM aq JO '[p? AAJJTF pjo /UaA osaq^upinoo eq'^qA i-iofaqouq in on her reverie, and reminded her that her departure was waited for, and, taking her bundle in her hand, she ran Slie uickly and lightly down the stairs to parlor, where the maiden Indies sat «rect and stern, their bofinets already on in readiness for the lecture. "I'm going now," said Molly, standing in the doorway, her sweet, pathetic face, twith its pleading gray eyes and quiver ing lips, in no way touching what her mistresses were pleased to call their hearts. "Good-by, ma'am. Good-by, Miss Georgette." But the only reply she gotwap: "Bear III mind that you are.stili mdfbtoa to us eiglit-amt-twenty dollars, n, nowever, you should prefer to purchase a mirror youreelf in place of the one broken by you, we will consent tt receive it provid ed it is in every way as good as that left us by our grandmother. And in that case we will agree to refund the eight, dollars, your last month's wages, which we have retained as the first installment of your debt which is really much more than could have been expected of us." "Oh, yes, indeed, very much more than could have been expected of us," murmured Miss Georgette. "For such gross carelessness—" Miss Cameron went on. "Indeed, ma'am," interrupted Molly, her cheeks flaming and her eyes spark ling, "as I have told you I never touched it. I wasn't even near it. I was sweep ing the other side of the parlor when it fell, and the cord it hung by was all moth eaten and had parted just in the middle, as 1 showed you at the time." "—Should be punished," continued Miss Cameron, not paying the slightest attention to the girl. "And one word more. Please to remember that we have your signature to an acknowledge ment that you consider yourself respon-, sible for the breakage." 5iYes, and a very ridiculous thing for both of you," snapped Miss Cameron, with a cold snap. "She might much bet ter sell the hut she lives in for kindling wood, and go to the poor-house, and you might much better save your wages to pay for the things you break. For break you will to the end of. your days. I never saw a person with such fly-away hair as yours that was not vain, careless and frivolous. You may go." "Yes, indeed, you may go," added Miss Georgette. And the poor child went out into the road, homeless and almost friendless, with a shadow on her fair young face and a pain in her young heart." But she had only turned into the long lane that led to old Nanny's cottage, when some one came quickly to her side and said, in a kindly voice: "Mollv! poor little Molly!" and,there'was Mr. Malcolm. And Molly, in her grief, thinking only of him as the friend of her childhood, who had known her as the darling of the kindest of fa thers, flung her bundle down and brust into a passionate flood of tears. 4 'They were hard on me, your sisters, Mr. Malcom,' she sobbed—"very hard on me. I did my best for them. worked—and I am not very strong— though I am a blacksmith's daughter— from morning till night and yet I could not please them. And it was not my fault about the mirror. It was not—it was not—it was not. Though Miss Cameron insists that I stopped sweeping to look at my curly hair—I can't help its curling I did everything to make it straight I tied it back so tight, over and over again that my head ached awful —and knocked it with the broom. She was a little better before you came, but after you came, and complained so much ad out the tea and the coffee, and your shirts, and —and everything—" "I complain!" exclaimed her listener, breaking in upon her rather confused narration of her wrongs. "Why I nev er complained of anything. How coukl: I? There was nothing to be coniolained of." "She said you did. But I beg pardon sir"— suddenly remembering the differ ence between the candy-and-kisses time and the present. "She is your sister, and—my troubles are nothing to you." "She is my sister an extremely long step ofF," lie replied, gravely, "and your troubles are a great deal to me and furthermore, I think I see a way—a pleasant way out of them. Let me walk with you to your Aunt Nanny's, and there, with her to advise us, we'll talk matters over." "Oh, it's such a poor place Mr. Mal colm! Miss Cameron called it a hut, and said it was only fit for kindling wood." "I've been in much poorer places, Molly," said he, and picking up her bundle, he walked by her side to the old woman's cottage. Two weeks passed by. A poor drudge from the workhouse, whose chief, (in fact whose sole) recommendation was siq guIJIUAU* 'MOpUlAY JOfJlKl qOB9 3U0 'uspao AUO S pijp'Eajp •^uT^tqo-^JBaq ui 3uioq asnoq aq ui#uiq)A.IAAA) }us 'aojon jo "qonoj 0[3uts Xq paAaqaum 'ABJS I[iip jo sassaap ui pa-iijpj "'saajsis OAi} aq umjai siq JO} papiioddB ^uiuaAa aq uo puB 'JJUIUIOO laq AJ O9J -ip ssatitsnq uo auoH puq moD[Hpj ij\[ -ua'qD iJi s(uojaiuB3 SOSSIJ^ oq ui aoBjd 8(Xail°K US^B pcq (4S92BJ&. ou,( arrival. "He must be coming I think I hear wheels," said the elder, in her usual precise tones. "Wheels," repeated the sister. And "wheels" they were, but not the wheels of a carriage but those of a truck, and this truck, on which lay a long wooden box, stopped before the cot tage door. "A mirror for Miss Cameron," the driver called out as he jumped down. "A mirror!" repeated the spinster, un able to restrain a gesture of surprise. And "a mirror!" said Miss Georgette, with another gesture of surprise. "Yes, ma'am, from Willard's, New York. Where is it to be taken?" "First unpack it out here," command ed the lady, recovering her self-posses sion. "I can't have the house littered up with splinters and shavings!" "No, indeed," chime I in Miss Geor gette, also recovering her self-possession. "Splinters and shavings!" So the box was unpacked at the road side, and the mirror taken from it proved to be better and handsomer in every respect than it had been sent to replace. I've brought wire to hang it with," said the man, as he carried it into the house, "so there'll be no danger from moths this time." "Moths?" said Miss Cameron, glaring at himr And "Moths!" echoed her sis ter, also glaring. And they both con tinued to glare, as though called u»on to superintend a piece of work highly re pugnant to their feelings, until the mir ror was hung, and the driver again in his place on the truck. "Of course, George sent it," said Miss Cameron, when the man had driven away. "But Mary Brown must pay for the other all the same% Our having this makes no difference in regard to the agreement with her." "No difference in regard to the agree ment with her," assented Miss Georgette —when who should walk in, in a gray silk walking dress, a bunch of crimson flowers at her throat and another at her belt, and the most coquettish gray hat adorned with more crimson flowers, but Molly herself. "Good evening," she said, smilingly, "I have called for a receipt in full." "A receipt in full! And for what, pray? Have youbroughtthe money?" asked her whilom mistress. And, "Have you brought the money?" echoed her other whilom mistress. "No, I have not brought the money," answered Molly "but I have sent you a mirror that more than answers all your requirements." You!" from both sisters atonce. And again, for the second time in one short hour, they were guilty of being surprised, and letting their surprise be seen. "Yes, I. I nave the toil with me. A receipt in lull, If you please. Miss Cameron arose, walked in astato Iv manner—Molly following her—to her desk in the dining-room, seated herself, took pen, ink and paper, and began: "Received from Mary B—" when— "Stop a moment," said Molly "my name is no longer Mary Brown." "And what may it be?" inquired Miss Cameron, regarding her with lofty con tempt. "I'll answer that question," answered Mr. Malcolm, suddenly appearing, and passing his arm round the slender gray silk waist, thereby crushing the bunch of roses in the natty belt—"Mrs. George Malcolm." The pen fell from Miss Cameron's hand and for the first time in her life that esti mable woman went into hysterics, whith er her equally estimable sister imme diately followed her. And Molly, taking her leave at that moment, never received any receipt, in full or otherwise, alter all. Characteristic of Bishop Ireland. Referring to his Minnesota visit, Fa ther Nugent of Ireland related at Cleve land, Ohio a little incident eminently characteristic of Bishop Ireland's prac tical and decisive ways. Bishops Ryan (of St. Louis) aud Ireland, together with Fatner Nugent, waiting a train had to stay a good part of the night in a forlorn frontier depot, not much more than a shed. Bishop Ryan and Father Nugent sat out the night as uprightly upon their dignity as drowsiness and fatigue would allow them, on some sort of perch in the station supposed to answer for seats— Bishop Ireland took a quick survey of the accommodations, buttoned his coat up to his throat, flung his grip-sack into a cor ner, and without further preliminary stretched upon the floor, and went soundly to sleep on his improvised pil low. In the morning he started to his feet, gave a sweeping stretch to his tall, active frame, drew his hands rapidly over his eyes, and was fullv prepared and refreshed for a new dav's labor. 1 "Yon frightened me so that I scarcely knew what I was signing," said Molly. "But as I have promised. I will pay you, for it shall never be said that inv father's daughter broke her word. I'd give y*u the few dollars I have saved if I had not to keep them for my own support until I get another place. Poor Aunt Nanny can only give me shelter, for, as you know, she had depended almost entirely on me for food IUUI clothes ever since mv father died," Latitude and the Moon. A degree of latitude is 09 1-0 miles all over the earth's surface, excepting near the poles, where the flattening of the spheres decreases the degrees slightly. This is thus because latitude is really the distance around the earth on. a line which is everywhere in the plane of its axis, so that the actual circumference of the earth is divided into MOO equal parts, each of which is a degree of latitude. Longitude, on the other hand, is meas ured around the earth by a numder of circles, all of which pass through the poles and, of course, meet there, aml[as a degree of longitude is the distance be tween two of these circles, and this dis tance varies gradually from 69 1-6 miles at the equator to nothing at the poles, so the degree of longitude differs accord ing to thh latitude. The moon has no heat of its own, and that which it mav reflect from the sun is of such inconsid erable amount as to be scarcely possible to measure it, so that the variation of its phases is of no account whatever in this respect. IiATJfi MARKETS. ST. PAUL. FL^DUR—Quotations: Patents, $email@example.com: clears, $6.i$t.75: straights, .$firstname.lastname@example.org commoi brands, $4i5 in bbls, 25c extra. Buckwlieal flour, $9(39.50 per bbl. Rye flour, $4.25(34.50 per bbl. Graham, $595.50 per bbl. "WHEAT—The market, was off ic yesterday on upper grades. The unsettled condition at the lake ports, and liberal receipts had the effect to mafr« the market here fiuiet on reduced demand. Offer ings were fair, but buyers were not inclined to take hold freely, even at concessions. Prices closed weak. No. 1 hard, $1 bid No. 1, 95c bid, 9Sc asked No. 2 hard, !)."c biO No. 2, 88 «.!Oc bid: No. 3, 80c bid. Salss: 3 cars by sample, 99c. COEN—The market was weak and tending lower though receipis and offerings were femall. Weak ness and decline at the 'ake ports produced ad verse effects here. The general demand was limited. No. 2, 68c bid, 69c asked: No. 3, 66c bid. Sales: 3 cars No. 2, 69c. HOATS—Not much doing. Prices unchanged, but weak. Stocks and receipts light. No. 2 mixed, 33c bid, 3Jkc asked November and the year, 32c bid January, 31c bid ilav, 35c bid: No. 3 mixed, 31c bid: No 2 white, 34c bid. 341«c asked: No. 3 white, 33c bid. Sales: 1 car No. 2 mixed, 34c 1 car do, 33}ic: 3 cars do. f. o. b., 36r 2 cars No. 2 white, f. o. b.. 37c 4 cars No. 2 mixed, in store, 34c. MINNEAPOLIS. FLOUB—The mills with" few exceptions were running yesterday. A good amount was turned out. The demand was fair but not really active and some accumulaiious are reported, though not large. Following were quotations: Patents, $6 @t.75: straights, $5.50Si6.23: clears $5^5.75 low grades, $2 3 per bbl. MILLKTUFFS—Bran was again weaKer on advices from Chicago quoting, at 1 p. m., $11.50&11.75 there. After deducting freight—$4—would leave the price here on that basis $7.50 @7.75. That was bid on 'change There were sellers at $S.25@S.50. without any trading. Shorts nominal at $9i_C10 per ton. Mixed feed was offered at $25.50 and guaranteed to be N». 1 stock. WHEAT—In this market, there was a good deal of iuterest but not heavy trading. The basis of prices was No. 1 hard. This sold in A to the ex tent of 15 cars at $1.01, with more offered at the same figures. There were bidders at $1.00&. At $1 almost an unlimited amouut could have beep sold 95c was bid for large or small amounts of No. 2 hard. The other grades are all sold by sample except it be all soft lots, as mixed —hard and soft—brings a price in proportion to the mixture, the greater the proportion of hard the higher price it will bring. No. 2—which means soft—by grade was offered at 88c, while No. 2, with a good per cent of hard, would have brought 90@ 93c: and if largely of hard would have sold, possi bly, at by sample. The range for No. 3 was even greater than for No. 2, from 75(£i 90c 1 0 0 0 0 u N o 1 a o u $ 1 0 2 i s e e January $1.01 was bid for No 1 hard, seiler De cember. By sample 1 car sold at $1.I 3 f. o. 1 car No. 1 hard on track, $1.03)s 3 cars sample, 95c: 1 car, 90c: 2 cars, 93c. The millers associa tion quoted at 99c for No. I hard. CORN—Old 70c for No. 1 new, 00c for good by sample. OATS—Sold at 34c for No. 2 35c for No. 2 white market closed with that asked. CHICAGO MARKET—Flour, quiet and unchanged. Wheat. easier: regular. 9]34@9178C November 939356 December 9l:U'«91%c the yenr: 9356 @9334c January 98n*cMay: No. 2 Chicago spring, 91?it'92c cash: 91 |4C November rest same as regular No. 3 Chicago spring, 78c: rejected, (il igc: No. 2 red winter,94c cash: 93781394c November 94c December: No. 3 winter, 90o rejected 79!2C. Corn, unettled and irregular 67c cash: 66c No vember GOJic December aud the year 54c Janu ary 5554c IUay rejected, 63c. Oats, firmer: 34}£c cash and November: 33^i'SS'Hc December and the year: 35%cMay rejected, 31J4c. Ilye, steady at 50c. Barley, firmer at, 80c. Flax seed, active, shade higher at $1.15( ?1.16. Por^, lower $19 «i 19.20 cash $18.52)2(9-18.55 November: $17.971a @18 December and the year: $1 S.OSJ^iSlS.Oo January $18.07Iemail@example.com February: #18.30® 18.32!^ May. Lard, active, firm and higher $11.00cash #11.42ioisl 1.45 November: $10.90 @10.95 December and the year $10.92Hjfalo.95 January $l((.»firstname.lastname@example.org!s February: $11.\1^2& 11.20 May. Bulk meats i:i fairdemaud: .~houiders, $7.70: short ribs, $11: do clear, $11.25. Butter, dull, weak and lower: ordinary to tine creamery, 24 @36c: common to choice dairs*1212i':!2c. Eggs in fair demand at 241cS.'25c. Whisky, steady and un changed at $1.19. Freights—Corn to Buffalo, 3c. Call—Wheat, irregular regular, 92c cash and No vember: 9:J5bc December 917g the year 935gc January: 9h^c May No. 2 red winter, 93%c No vember 94:%v'i94?4c Decrmber $1.0214 May. Corn, irregular 6714ii?08c cash: 6(i!4c Novem ber 60Mc the year 53Uc January 55%: May. Oats advanced Pork, steady and unchanged. Lard, steady and unchanged. Receipts—Flour, 19, 000 bbls wheat, 113,000 bu corn, 108,500 bu: oats, 67,000 bu rye, 9.000 bu barley, 33,000 bu. Shipments—Flour, 31,000 bbls wheat, 73, 000 bu: corn, 233,000 bu oats, 67,000 bu rye, 23,000 bu: barley, 21.OOO bu. MILWAUKEE ARK T- Flour, quiet and nominal: spring extras, $4(? 6. Wheat steady: No. '2 hard, $1.05: No. 2, 93c: November. 93c December, 93%c January, 93%c thwyear, 93 «No. 3, 78c. Corn, weaker: No. 2, 66^c. Oats, easier No. 2, 34c white, 36c. Rye, steady and quiet: No. 1, 58c: No. 2,55c. Barley, firmer No. 2, 72hc: ex tra No. 3,53!£c. Provisions, lower: mess pork, $18.60 cash and November $18.05 January. Lard, prime steam, $11.45 cash and November $10.95 January. Freights—Wheat to Buf falo. 3'ic. Butter, easier choice to fancy creameries, 35@38c. Cheese, weaker. Eggs, quiet at 251s@2012C. Receipts—Flour, 16.479 bbl wheat, 38,760 bu barley, 17,340 bu. Ship ments—Flour, 26,964 bbl wheat, 560 ba bar jey, 80,945 bu. I ay The joint assembly for the election of state officers met in the hall of the house at Montpelier, Vt., Tuesday. The following officers were elected: Secretary of state, Nichols auditor of accounts, E. H. Rowell brigadier commander^ Lieut. J. Kingley ad jutant and inspector general, Theo. 8. Peck quartermaster general, Bonne JL Ide. FIELD AND FARM, Farm Notes. The monthly says it seldom pays to keep hens the third year. With age they become fat, lazy, and unproduc tive get diseased, and die. Though they may not stop laying if well cared lor, still they arc not profitable layers, and their tlesh is not as valuable as that of younger bir.ls. In all cases there should he a succession of pullets for the produc tion of eugs, and to be fattened otf as they cease laying. But if chickens are not wanted for sale, they are wanted to renew the stock of hens, as no one can deny the expediency of having pullets to add yearly to the old stock, so that no cock or hen shall be kept longer than three years. The following is clipped from the Shoe and Leather Reporter: "Our own country possesses resources for raising meat for all Eurooe, but we have not made much headway in that direction. The ratio of increase in our population for the past ten years, as shown by the census returns, has been very "much larger than the gain of cattle, and the demand for tiesli beef for the table grows greater every year. There have been few lines of business so profitable in the United States for the past ten years as catth- raising, and were it to in crease a hundred per cent., we believe there would be found an immediate and paying market here and abroad for the meat and the hides and the skins. Few persons who eat eggs have any idea of the extent of the traffic in these succulent breakfast delicacies. The in crease of the egg trade and its develop ment as one of the industries of the coun try are really remarkable. A journal that has instituted careful inquiries re garding the matter, asserts that the busi ness of supplying consumers in New York city alone, now amounts to $18,0 O, 000 per annum. Throughout the union there are eaten 575,000,000 worth of eggs each year. A dairyman should study the peculiar ities of each cow. Some cows will appro priate all the extra food they can digest to the secretion of milk, and even deplete their own systems to keep up a full flow of milk. Such cows should be especially well provided for—their generosity should be reciprocated. These are the cows that pay for feeding. They pay back the principal with a large pre cent age of interest on all the extra food given tliem. They are the only good cows that will pay for extra feeding—in fact, thev are only good cows that will pay for feeding at all. And a dairyman may rest assured that a cow that will not re spond to liberal feeding by an equal in crease of milk is not worth keeping, and instead of adding to his income, runs him in debt every year. Good Cookery. FKUIT CAKE.—One pound of flour, one pound of sugar, and one-eighth pound of butter, one-half pound candied citron, four pounds of currants, four pounds of raisins stoned and chopped, nine eggs one tablespoonful each of ground cloves, cinnamon, mace and nutmeg and three gills new milk. SPICED OYSTERS.—Put two hundred oys ters with their liquor into a large earth en vessel. Add to them one pint of vin egar, a nutmeg grated, eight blades of whole mace, three dozen whole cloves, one teaspoonful of salt, two teaspoonfuls of whole allspice, and a dust of cayenne pepper. Stir all well together and set them over a slow fire, keeping them covered. Stir frequently. When they are well scalded they are done. To be eaten cold. CHEESE PATTIES quite thin stre. cheese and fold ir times, rolling it the paste into s brush them over beaten egg and about fifteen i when done in a once. .—Roll out puff paste, v over it some grated over repeat this three ut each time then cut iiiare or fancy forms, with the yolk of a well bake in a quick oven inutes. To be served :ot napkin and eaten at SQUASH ±*IE.—J re, take out tbe seeds, and stew the sty ash till it is very soft and dry. Strain it though a colander. Mix milk with it till it is thin as batter, and add sugar to taste. Allow three eggs to a quart of milk, beat the eggs welland add them to the squash season with rose water, cinnamon or nutmeg. Line a pie plate with crust, fill and bake till the center of the pie rises up form ing an oval. BEEFSTAKE WITH ONIONS.—Heat the frying pan until it smokes, put. in the meat, without butter, turn constantly until done a few minutes before remov ing put in a tabiespoonful of butter or lard as soon as tue me it is taken out put in the sliced onions and fry brown care being taken that they do not burn. Put the meat on a platter and cover it with the onions. Serve immediately. ROAST VEAL.—Stuff a loin of veal with plain dressing, tie he loin firmly with twine, dredge with flour to which has been added salt and pepper put it into a dripping pan with a little water. While cooking baste frequently. When done thicken the gru vy witn flour rubbed in butter. Remove the twine before sending to the table. A roast weighing eight pounds should cook two and one half hours. Wifldow Plants. Flowers, though beautiful in snmmer, are doubly so in winter, and in order to have them then, it is necessary to be gin to prepare for the cold season. Where it is not convenient to have many flower-pots, a window ,box can be re sorted to and with feet. T'ns can be made neatly, cheaply .md well,and, when nicely planted, is an ornament to the room. It is necessar --to give the box good drainage, or the plants will receive injury from an over abundance of water Petunias, moneywort and tradescantias make good border plants, while gerani ums, heliotropes,, chrysanthemums, etc., may be used within. Window boxes are good places to bring out hyacinths, cro cuses and tulips. The bulbs should be planted in November, and put in the cellar for a month, w hen they may be brought to the window and will soon bloom. A window 1 nil of flowers fur nishes much beauty without much cost Get some soot from a chimney or stoVe where wood is used for fuel, put it in an old pitcher and pour hot water upon it. When cool use it to water your plants every few days. When it is all used fill up the pitcher again with hot water. The effect upon roses that have almost hopelessly deteriorated is wonderful, in producing a rapid growth of thrifty shoots, with large thick leaves and a great number of richly-tinted roses. Lameness orHmri^r ,, D. D. Slade, Professor of agrfctritn ral zoology, Harvard Universily, gives in the American Agriculturist a very full account of the symptoms that will enable owners of 'horses to detect different varieties of lameness, and their treat ment. He says: "Shoulder lameness is forward the limb, which is done by a rotary movement. It is also shown by the flinching when the foot is lifted and carried forward o backward. If the el bow is affected^ there will !e a singular hanging of the limb, and excessive nod ding of the head in motion." "In splint, lameness is usually much increased by exercise. Pressure on the limb shows tenderness,!an 1 there is in creased heat with more or less swelling. A amall splint in developing, may give much more pain, stiown by lameness, than one fully formed. Ringbone and ossified side cartilages in their early stages may be recognized as causes of peculiar stifl'ened gait, with the weight thrown upon the heels. The lameness nearly or entirely disappears before the bony deposit appears about the middle or lower pastern." "Strains of posterior and other liga ments and tendons of the lower limb evidence, themselves by the local symp toms and alternation in gait, but there are cases of temporary lameness, from very obscure causes, attributable only to a sudden strain of some ligament whose exact situation can only be surmised. "The short, quick step ol the horses with that inflammation of the feet known as chronic laniinitis, in which the weight is thrown upon the heels of the fore limbs, it easily recognized. In the less frequent aflection, navicular disease, the weight is thrown upon the toes, the gait is short, and the lameness, slight at first, is increased by exercise. "Corns are discovered by rapping and pinching the sole at the space between the bars and the quarters in the fore feet. Disease of the frog is self-evident by the peculiar oder. A sand crack suf ficient to produce lameness cannot es cape observation. Accidental injuries to the feet will generally be known I the history of the case. Lameness oi and about the hip joint is most frequent ly the result of a strain, and is to De rec ognized by the peculiar want of move ment of the hind quarter, an if not long standing, by the wasting of that region." Clean Stables. From the Chicago Tribune. There is possibly no more repulsive sight than a filthy cow-stable, and one in which dairy cattle are housed are espe cially offensive. It has been demonstrat edJthat|co,wsjwho are neglected in this re spect foil to yield a perfect flow of milk, and it is reasonable to suppose that such is the case. The richest of food may be given them, but if their condition in the stall is neglected they will not thrive. The foul odors of a filthy barn must neces sarily permeate not only the animal's hide, but it has been proven that the meat of 6tall-fea steers, who have been fattened under these circumstances, will, when put upon the block and cut up, taste of the stable impurities. It would seem, therefore, that owners should ap* predate the force of the old adage that "cleanliness is next to godliness," and beyond the fact that they are enabled to receive additional profits by Jclosely watching their stock and providing clean quarters for them, advance even one step higher, and from the standpoint of the humanitarian at least treat their stock w7ith common decency. City consumers often detect to a greater or less extent the presence of the barnyard odor in their milk. Burns for the accommoda tion of dairy cows should receive the same care as those devoted to the aver age horse. Their health depends largely upon their surroundiugs, and reeking piles of manure with the foul air which naturally arises therefrom are not con ducive to health, nor is it possible under these circumstances to furnish good, pure, wholesome milk. ire- quenfly due to a strain, or to direct vio lence, and is shown in repose by the hanging of the limb, from disinclination to move the muscles, and during motion t? the. dxwnnai and difiicutlx to bring California Farming—A Canadian's ^Experience. A Los Angeles correspondent of the Toronto Globe writes:- "Much has been written about the immense profits to be realized from the culture of (he orange, and those who came here ten or fifteen years ago and bought land when it* was cheap and planted orange trees, are doubtless reaping handsome profits. But there is no profit in this business for the man who pays §200 or more per acre, and has to wait seven or eight years be fore he gets any return upon his invest ment. The shrewd men are finding this out, and are giving their attention to the vineyards. The vhjes will do well with out irrigation, while the orange tree re quires to be irrigated five or six times during the year. The owners of the large vineyards have each a distillery and wine-nouse, and not only manufac ture their own grapes into wine and brandy, but purchase the grapes grown by those who have small vineyards. When capital enough is invested in this business to allow the wines to mature be fore being sold, and the intelligent sys tem of manufacturing lately inaugurated bv some of the proprietors of the largest vineyards has become general, this country will rival the far-famed prov inces of France in the quality and quan tity of its wines." Curious Outcome of a Secret Mar riage. About a year ago Miss Nancy Robbins. daughter of James Iv. Robbins, one of St. Louis' wealth}' west end citizens, died. Her death brought to light a sen sation which was extensively written up by the newspapers at the time. It seems that some time previous, the lady, who was a consumptive and about 30 years old was visiting Clifton Springs, N. Y., where she made the acquaintance of Dr. James H. North. He came home with her, and in a short time made such head way into her father's good maces that he became a regular inmate of the house hold, which had previously consisted of only father and daughter. When the lady died it was developed that she had been married to the doctor for some time, and that the matter had been kept a secret from the old gentleman. The doc tor. put in a claim for the dead woman's estate and produced a will, and the fath er and brother of the dceated lady, who then heard for the first time of the mar riage, at once entered on Litigation, with the view of breaking up the will, and an administrator was appointed. Last week a compromise was ellected, Mr. Robbins paying to his son-in-law $19,000 in cash, in "full settlement of all ciaims on his wife's property. To the "Right*' ear- "Left." Prof. Swing. In London, and indeed in all of Great Britain, all persons, or teams, or trains keep to the left. It puzzle an Ameri can for some days when his heart moves him on the stairway or sidewalk to turn to the right to pass some other human being that that person does not reveal any such instinct. He or she turns to the left, and has never perhaps imag ined the existence of a nation wher© there are such woids as "Keep to the right." Some wise men affirm that tlie English method is the better as to the drivers of wheeled vehicles, for by turn ing to the left h® can see where his wheel is and where is the wheel of the party he is passing. Be this as it may, one learns in a few days to turn to the left, and on returning to America he must spend a few days in learning to pass to the right. The young ladiea of Albany, Mo., have pledged themselves net to go with any young man who takes strong drinlr^ rilYS!C!ArS rerently. PILLS. How Tbey are Swallowed by Some People/First Patient. "Yes, my d^ar boy," said a well known member ofxhe medical profession to a reporter "we have all kinds of patients, and ma^y laughable things occur to us owiii^ to the weaknesses and idiosyn crushes of human nature. Why, my own experience in itself would fill a vol ume of interesting matter, and I am con fident any physician in good practice could say the same thing of himself." "I suppose your first case put you on your feet, as is often reported." Yes it did but you must not imagine that all doctors can say the same thing, especially when the patient called to see is not dangerously ill, but my case was certainly an exception to that rule, and I can assure you I made the most of it. Mother and 1 came here together some years ago, shortly after my graduation, and as is usual with young physicians I was none too well ofl'. I hung out my shingle on a cross street near one of our prominent avenues and waited anxious ly for business. I had plenty of spare time on my hands to devote to reading and building castles in the air, buti was mpidly becoming poorer and 1 made up my mind that the first opportunity I had, especially in dealing with a woman. I would upc more blarnev than medicine. As good luck would have it one evening during my absence a lady came to the door and asked to see ine. My mother —bless her dear old soul—told the lady that I would call immediately upon my return, from a visit to another patient. Mother hunted me up at my old rendez vous, the corner drug store, and bundled me off to see my first patient. You must rest assured I was in a flutter of excite ment, and imagined my whole future depended upon the impression 1 would make, so I boldly strode on and walked up the steps of a fine mansion on avenue and rung the bell with such force that the girl in the kitchen frying buck wheat cakes would drop with fright. The lady herself, however, answered the call, and I, in a moment of flustration, without even thinking of what I had made up my mind to do, namely, flatter the first female I met in business —told her that a young lady had left word for me to call. She answered that she had called and had been waiting patiently for me. That, sir, was the very moment when I laid tha foundation of my business. The lady herself was about 40, painted and powdered and as vain as a peacock, aud so you can see where I made the hit. Well, the patient was one of her children nothing the matter with the brat except a slight cold, for which 7 prescribed and departed, leaving the mother in a happy frame of mind. From that dajr to this I have succeeded in holding this family and make out of them directly from $ j00 to $400 annually, my future success dated from that very night, and the influence of those people in their circle has brought me a fine income. Do you find much difference in the temperaments of the sexes? Indeed I do. I would sooner treat 20 women than one man. Of all patients men are the worst to handle. They are so outrageously inconsiderate and fretful that in many cases it is abject misery to a phvsician to remain in the same room with some of them, and how can one say enough in favor of the patience and docility of the woman nurses in the household. Men imagine they have no right to be ill and often times think there is a hellish con spiracy on foot to deprive them «f their lives and that their present illness has been brought on through it. Again, a fond mother or wife in their love and solicitude for the patient will so enrage him with their many acts of kindness that the oaths and impreca tions hurled at these innocent and loving creatures is something awfui to contem template. The women are to blame in the matter of course for it seems they cannot understand the temperament of a man in sickness, so they take the abuse without a word of reproach. I know of a case where a lady petted her husband1 with kindness to such an extent that he flung a boot at her, which she barely dodged by closing the door. Ip a moment she was back again saying, "My dear, can I do any thing for vou?" when he picked up the other boot and let fly saying "yes you, you can get out of here for me. Such conduct is certainly rep rehensible but is somewhat ex cusable in sicknsss. The only way to treat a man generally, is to act as though you were in a hurry feel his pulse, joke and laugh, get him interested in some thing, leave a prescription, tell him he is all right and get out of the house as soon as possible. You will then leave him in good humor and he will feel bet ter if left alone, but oftentimes the con founded women will meet you in the hall, and carry on a whispered conversa tion for a few minutes and then return in to tliesick room with a countenance filled with gloomy forebodings and com mence bothering the patient again with their infernal kindness so as about to drive him to distraction. Women who are themselves so sensible and rec onciled in sickness should remember that they differ very materially from men and they should accordingij'actdif- I would then imagine that you pre ferred female patients. I certainly do they seem to take sick ness as a matter of course and I have oftentimes marvelled at the remarkable Eours—ofthey atience evince in moments—yes, intense pain. Why it would throw many of the sufferings "of the old martyrs into the shade. Do you as a rule, find female patients diffident in making known theil ailments to physicians. Very seldom thev are not half so deli cate In these matters as men. They seem to take to it coolly and place entire confidence in their physician. It is not often fliat we find any embarrassment except in young girls who are oftentimes extremely and painfully diffident. Women as a rule take everything prescribed and always follow their phy sician's orders promptly. Tlieonly dfni culty we encounter in prescribing for women is the conduct of many old ladies —friends of the family, of course—who have so mucfr to say, so ma iy sugges tions to make with reference to treat ment, that we are often annoyed and handicapped- The physician in this case must hold his own and bull-doze the old ladies, and so convince the pa tient that he is in the right. Men in such cases as this despise and have a perfect contempt for such interferences, and will have none of these people around tbem. They seem to exercise enough common sense in sickness after rll to recognize the ability and abide by the decision of their attending physician. No doubt you are called to attend many people'whose ailments are mostly imaginary? Yes, in many cases and particularly amongst women. They come at all times,, and their complaints are many and nu merous but in many cases their sickness is not serious,, but are simply mere whims. This will be found particularly true among those in high life, who live well and keep late hours and have no consideration for their bodies except to dress them. It would surprise many to know the number of family secrets that are in trusted to our care. It seems to be the rule among the majority of woman to taka their family physician into their confidence, and often times confide in him things that should not be known outside of man and wife. Under such circumstances one is forced to be ex tremely disci®!et and placed in the posi tion ofcounselor as well as physician. In matters of business you no doubt, find men more prompt than women, do you not? Indeed, I do not I know men who when forced to pay a doctor's bill growl, swear and raise cain for a month after. They would sooner pay a liquor or gamb ling bill than a doctor's they do not seem to understand the debt of grat itude they owe a faithful physician, and they consequently never consider his feelings and trouble in the matter where as, on the other hand, women take great pleasure in paying these bills, and often apologize for not paying sooner. Do you often find patients whom you have treated act ungrateful? Heavens! it disgusts me to think of the base ingratitude of man. When he is lying low, even unto de!lth, the promises he will make are something worth hear ing. He will almost worship his physi cian when he has confidence in him he will flatter and act the sycophant, and offer everything in the wide world to be returned to health, but the moment he gets better and recovers he forgets his ph dges and he will often do everything in his power to sneak out of paying a reasonable and just bill and when he does pay it, it is often done so at a dis count. Such conduct is enough to disgust a man with human nature, but we are forced to get over it, and it is now noth ing new to us—there's the bell. Good night call again. Dexterity of Thieves. St. Louis Republican. The amazing dexterity of thieves is be coming one of the curioshies of the day and a very serious one, too. We boast :f the human skill turning the forces "jf nature—light, heat, electricity and waterfalls—to human service and profit, ind we point with unbounded compla cency to what intelligent men can ac complish in the production of wealth with the aid of machines propelled by steam. And yet it is a question whether thieves, who toil not and spin not and ather not into barns—who are neither professional chemists nor philosophers who do not attend polytechnic institutes and never listen to a course of scientfic lec tures—it is a question whether these es timable persons do not, after all,, make more effective use of the laws which Dther people discover and the instru ments which other people invent than the discoverers and in ventors themselves. An expert modern thief actually seems to possess the power of rendering himself invisible ior a few moments at any rate, he does possess the faculty of affecting such a matter-of-course demeanor as to escape attention. One day last week a well breu tinei walked into a room in Bal timore where a bank clerk was clipping coupons from a pile of bonds before him and while engaging him in conversation slipped out twelve bonds of *1.000 each and made off without being detected. Two well-bred thieves entered a Louis vilie jewelry store and while one con versed with the propriestor, the other robbed the show case of iro.OUO worth of diamonds. Two thieves entered the jewelry department of the Cincinnati Exposition and, without any attempt to avoid observation, marched boldly up to a show ease, unlocked it. deliberately took out 89,000 worth of diamonds and as deliberately walked off with their booty. The clerk of a St. Louis business house went into a bank, drew $2T700, and laid it down by his side for a moment when he turned to take it up it was gone an invisible or unseen thief had entered and taken the money in that single moment of forget fulness on the part of the clerk. These things are of almost daily occurrence. They force bank officers, cashiers, mes sengers, jewelers and business men to redouble their vigilance and take unusu al precautions against suspicious charac ters: but the modern thief, who is nev er a suspicious character, whose chief art consists in diverting suspicion, man ages to ply his vocation successfully in what would be supposed the most unfav orable and dangerous places, in spite of the double vigrilan-je and precaution tak en to baflle him. In fact, the thief who makes it his business to prey upon the fruits of other people's labor s the most dexterous of practical magicians. He pos sesses arts that are not suspect, till they are put in operation. His fertility of re sources is unbounded. He has a new trick for every difficult occasion, and so manages to get in his work at a moment and a point when and where he is not looked for. He is a person of ample de vising plans for getting away with some body else's property and the other tenth in putting them in execution. Others may toil, sweat, think, buy, sell and bar ter. He may have nothing to do with such vulgar vocations. His dult is to wait patiently while others, Dy toil, sweat, thought and exchange, mass the fruits of their labor in a compact, port able form, and, in one instant of frailty and forgetfulness, transfer them to his own pocket and it must be admitted that he performs the difficult task with a s iccess that excites increasing admira tion and horror. The Crusoes of Oceanica. A letter from Sydney, N. S. W., dated Sept. 7, says—Some years ago the New Bedford whalers who visited the South Pacifij—and, doubtless, one or two of them are stHl living—found an island nearly midway between what was then known as New Holland and New Zealand. In climate, in flora and in fauna it differed from both, and presented many of the paradoxes aot uncommon at tine anti podes. Hearing that the government of New Soisth Wales had decided that it was the best possible position for-observ inc the nerxt transit of Venus, your cor respondent visited the place last month. Nearly an hour before the government officials pat in an appearance our vessel was boarded by a whalehoat's crew, steered over the reef by an ancient mar ineer, wiiose dialect was familiar that I at once asked him what part of the States he hailed from. "New Bedford, sir," was the response. How long have you been here?" was my. next query, and the reply was: "Wall,, nigh on forty years, I guess." During the stay of ten: (Jays on what 1 is the nearest approachi to the press man?s idea of the land of the lotus-eat ers, I learned of the man who, for well nigh half a eenturv, has not heard from his-folks at home. Nothau Chase Thompr son is a native of Somerset, Mass.. and virtually does all ths work of this island, lienry Wilson, a native of Newburg, N. Y., was put ashore there from a whaler, iwelve years ago to die, but still lives and is hale. P. Johnson, colored, a na tive of Pennsylvania, is also located? there, as was also a Bostonian named Leonard, whose relatives may not yet know that he was killed two years silica in a brawl by the father ofa haosekeep-f er of his who was left on the island by! the whaler Alabama of New Bedford,! There are not more than Iwvlf a dozen? adults on the island outside of the fami-f lies of those I have mentioned, andf those look upon Thompson as a sort of Santa Claus. It is expected that the peanut market will be replenished this season by 2,000,-J 000 bushels from Virginia, 500,000 bush| els from Tennessee and 125,0QQ bushyi I from North Carolina.