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VOLUME II.
FLORENCE, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA TERRITORY, SATURDAY, DEC. 23, 1882.
NUMBER, 39
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NEW GOODS
Jos. Collinwood fc Co.,
Galls particular attention
stook of
For Minr, Prospector, Farmers, Teamstars,
Everybody.
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MAIN STREET.
CHAS. EAFP, Proprietor.
APP SETS BEFORE HIS CUSTOMERS
SATISFACTION. PLAIN AND MIXED DRINKS IN EVERY STYLE.
B-By .trictly atteniUng to liusinoM I hop. to merit a continuation of th. 'ibsrai
patronage wnicli I hav. received in tha pat, and am confident of giving at
itifaction to all gentlemen who may fayor me with their patronage.
Elegant Club and Reading RoDm
IN CONNECTION WITH THE BAR.
HE KEEPS HIS BAR SUPPLIED WITH THE BF8T
lest Brands Liquor
OALIi .AJSTZD
Miaiiff and Smeltin
MELROSE, CALIFORNIA.
PurcliasB Lead Bullion. Highest Pries Paid for GOLD,
SILVER and Lead Ores.
ORES ASSAYED.
9rtt r Ld Bullivn, loadtd in ears on line of any railroad in ike StuUt and Territarit
ur tltiivertd at works without change oj cart.
No Charge Made for Sampling.
"C. X. 31. S. Co., Mlro,t, California."
1 51 ly
FIRM! 3
to liis larze
Families, and Indeed
JOI. C9LLI.1CWOOD.
THAT THAT WILL GIVE HS5
SEE ULtt.
s s Cigars
I CODPI,
WITXTAM P MTI.LBR, fJr.t Manr
A Queen's Thoughts.
It takes a good many operations of
the mind to make up what can justly
be called a thought; and as the Rouma
nian Queen herself made this observa
tion, it may fairly be surn;ested that the
title under which her collection of in
genious, witty, thoughtful notes lias
been brought out is not a perfectly ap
propriate one. They are all written
with wonderful neatness and nicety; a
most important poiut, considering how
the whole character of the maxim may
be altered by the omission or substitu
tion of a word. One runs the risk of
falling into some perversion of meaning
in endeavoring to turn into plain Eng
lish "thoughts'" written in perfect
French. The attempt, however, is worth
making, and here are a number of "pen
sees" of Queen Elizabeth, selected, on
no particulaf principle, from the first
half of the volume:
"Women are bad through the fault of
men; men are bad through the fault of
women.
"The man loves above all the woman;
the woman loves above all the children.
Here, of course, the fuller meaning be
longing in French to the word femine is
in the English lost.
"The savage woman is a beast of
burden; the Turkish woman an animal
of luxury; the European woman a little
of both" In the French, une bete a
deux fins, a horse for either saddle or
shaft.
"The honest woman is to the woman
who is lost only a looking-glass in
which the latter sees her wrinkles, and
which in her rage she would like to
smash.
"A woman emits sometimes a daring
opinion; but she retires shocked if she
is taken at her word."
Several of the thoughts about women
are untranslated by reason of the dou
ble significance attached to the word
femnie. The following, for instance:
La femme clu monde resit difficilcmcnl
la femme de son mari.
Women, the corners of whose mouth
hang down, are, we suppose, illtemper-
ed; in which case the following piece of
advice is excellent: "Do not niany a
woman the corners of whose mouth
hang down; the mouth itself mis:ht be
a cherry, but you would all the same
find the fruit bitter.
"In matters of science women are so
much accustomed to being treated as of
no account that they mistrust savans
who treat them seriously.
"A woman is stoned for an action
which may be committed by a man of
perfect honor.
"Women are considered unjust be.
cause ther are impressionable; but im
pressions are often more just than judg
ments. It is the question ot the Jury
and the Judge.
"A woman who is unhapnv is a flow
er exposed to the north wind; she re
mains for a long time a bud, and when
she ought to burst into bloom she fades,
"Women seek to counteract in their
children the defects of their husbands
and those of his family.
"A woman who is not understood is
a woman who does not understand oth
ers. temme meomprwe in the origi
nal is of course much better than a 'wo
man who is uot understood in the trans
lation.
"It is because men are wanting in ar
tistic sentiment that women paint them
selves; if they had anv feeling for the
picturesque, rice-powder itself would
disappear.
"Man destroys with horns like a bull,
or with paws like a bear; woman by
nibbling like a mouse, or by embracing
like a serpent.
"Men study women as they study the
barometer, but they ouly understand
the day afterward."
"From selfishness men make severer
laws for women than for themselves,
without suspiction that by doing so they
raise them above themselves.
"Forgiveness is almost indifference;
while love lasts forgiveness is impossi
ble. "You hate the unhappy woman
whom you would have liked to console.
"An excellent housewife is always in
a state of despair; one would often like
the house less perfectly kept and more
peaceful." St. James Gazette.
Writing Poetry Under Difficulties.
Scene: A j'ouncr poetess engaged in
writing an impassioned poem. Hus
band standing in an unsympathizing at
titude, endeavoring to make himsebt
heard:
Poetess: "Tell me, my heart, whence
springs this bitter tear?"
Husband: "I've asked you for my
slippers twice, my dear."
Poetess in provoked prose: "Oh!
they're somewhere, Charles; do look
for them yourself, and let me write!"
"Tell me, rov heart, whence springs
this bitter tear?"
Husband: "I tell you what, Jane,
bacon's scarce this year!"
Poetess angrily: "Oh! Charles, I
wish you would save your bacon, and
let me write. You keep putting the
rhvme out of my head."
Ilusband pathetically: "Ah! my
dear, I wish 1 could do that!"
Poetess: "Tell me, my heart, whence
springs this bitter tear?"
One of the children coughs violently
in bed.
Husband distractedly: "Poor Tom
my'8 got the whooping-cough, I fear!"
Poetess throwing down her pen in
desperation, exclaims: "Well; I wish
you were all anywhere but here!"
An Unsatisfactory Will.
To make a will which shall give satis
faction to all the heirs is no easy mat
ter. It does seem as if a man should be
allowed to do what he chooses with his
own property, as long as he does not in
jure society; but interested parties very
frequently think ditlerentlj and only a
wholesome fear of the penalty of the
law keeps many a selfish person from
following the example of the widow in
the following incident.
A farmer's will was presented for pro
bate (it was in old days) to an arch
deacon during his visitation. He found
a name scratched out. The widow step
ped forward and explained: "I tells
you how he be, sir. When we comes to
look into the will, we sees 50 left to
John Wheeler. 'What's he got to do
with master's money?' says I. So 1 gets
a knife and scratches him out. and that
is just how he be, sir." Mozley's Ox
ford Jteminixixnr.es.
Gloves, Old and Key.
Gloves were articles of Orntal dress.
for according to Xenophon, they were
worn by Cyrus the Persian; nd Athen
roous speaks of a celebrated gourmand
who came to a banquet with gloved
hands, that he might eat more rapidly
than his fellow-guests, who had to wait
until the viands were cool.
In ancient times a elove was emolov-
e'd as a token or pledge of faith in the
making of contracts a sort of substi
tute for the hand itself being cast down
by one contracting party, to be taken
up jis sealing the agreement by the other.
Uefore the union of England and Scot
land, the Borderers having once pledged
their laitu to an enemy, regarded its
violation as a gravo crime; and, when
such a breach of honor occurred, the
injured person rode through the field at
the next Border meeting, holding up a
glove on the point of his spear as a
pledge of faith and proclaimed the per
fidy of him who had broken it. To wipe
out such a stain, the criminal was often
slain by his own clan.
Passing over all mention of the gloves
worn by KnighU with their mail armor,
or having over-lapping plates of steel, I
will name a few of those of which some
note has made been made in history.
A fur-lined glove, worn by Henry VI,
is still preserved in the old mansion that
fave him shelter after the disastrous
attle of Hexham (1404). The son-in-law
of. Tunstall, and "esquire of his
body," Sir Ralph Pudsev, kept him in
concealment at Bolton Hall, Yorkshire;
and there, when he left his faithful host,
he also left a boot, spoon and glove.
The latter is of tanned leather, lined
with hairy deer skin, turned over at the
wrist a.s a deep cuff.
The embroidered gloves of Cceiir de
Lion lost him his liberty at one time,
and might have cost him his life. He
was lying in concealment in an enemy's
country, and his page carried them very
indiscreetly in his pocket though per
haps for their better safety when sent
by his royal master to obtain food in the
neighborhood of Vienna. How it hap
pened it does not appear; but they were
seen, and recognized as being only suit
able for a crowned head to possess. The
same night the King was captured by
the Duke of Austria, and sold by him to
Emporor HenryjVI for 60,000 pounds of
silver.
Anne Boleyn seems to have been very
particular about her gloves, and it is
recorded that her royal predecessor used
to delight in making her play cards
with them, that some little blemish in
the shape of one of her nails might of
feud the King.
Queen Mary and her sister Elizabeth
took pride in this article of dress. It is
said that the latter was extravagant in
the extreme about them, and that a
marvelous pair wf-j at one time present
ed to her that was iuclo"jJ in a walnut
shell. She even retaiuea her gloves
when playing her virginal. One "payi
of gloves embrawret with gold," is re
corded as having been sent to her sister
Mary as a New Year's gift before her
accession, and "ten payr of Spanyshe
gloves from a Duches in Spayne" came
to her a year afterward, while at about
that time "a pair of swete gloves" were
also presented to her from Mrs. Whel-
lers.
1 he degradation of any exalted per
sonage in the middle ages was express
ed bv the deprivation of ins gloves
just as a glove was presented to him in
the ceremony of bestowing on him lands
or honors.
The enormous quantity of so called
kid gloves is greatly in excess of the
amount of leather afforded by the skins
of all the young goats annually killed to
supply the demand. There has long
been quite a trade carried on in Paris
bv the ffamins in rat skins, who have
much profitable sport in catching them
at the mouths of the great drains of the
city. Our real kid skins come from
Switzerland and Tuscany, dispatched
from Leghorn. Queen.
How Much a Million Dollars 'Weighs.
Mr. E. B. Elliott, the Government
Actuarv, has computed the weight of
million dollars in gold and silver coin
as'follows:
The standard gold dollar of the Unit
ed states contains of gold of nine'
tenths fineness 25.8 grains, and the
standard silver dollar contains of silver
of nine-tenths fineness 412.0 grains. One
million standard gold dollars, conse
quently weighs 25,800.000 or 53,750
ounces trov, or 4,579 1-6 pounds troy.
of 5,760 grains each, or 3,685,61 pounds
avoirdupois of ,000 grams each, or 1,
843-1,000 "short" tons of 2,000 pounds
avoirdupois each, or 1 b4o-l,000 "long
tons of 2,200 pounds avoirdupois each.
One million standard silver dollars
weigh 412.500,000 grains, or 859,375
ounces trov, or 71,614.58 pounds trov,
or 58.928.57 pouutls avoirdupois, or 29
464-100 "short" tons of 2,000 pounds
avoirdupois each, or"JooU-l,000 "long
tons of 2,249 pounds avoirdupois each.
In round numbers the following table
represents the weight of a million do!
lars in the coins named:
Description of coin.
Tons.
Standard
rd po!d com
IK
Standard silver coin.
JH
Subsidy silver coin
Minor coin, five cent nickel
-'5
10)
All About a Shoe Peg.
It is laughable to see how little it takes
to raise a crowd or start a story in a
city street.
"Never you mind me," said a bent
over old man, when asked what had
happened to him.
"How did he get hurt?" asked a man
out of breath.
"Did the horse step on him?" queried
a colored man, with spectacles on.
"Where did the dog bite him? Did
they shoot the dog? Was it a big dog?
Has he got a wife? Did they live to
gether?" rattled a woman made up a
good deal like Widow Bedotc
Come and see the man in a fit," sqeak
ed out a boot black, as he called the rest
of the brigade.
"Look out! he's going to shoot!" yel
led a big man with red whiskers; and
the crowd blew away like dust when the
old man slid his hand into his pocket as
if for a shooting iron.
Then he straightened himself and
started off on his own individual busi
ness, muttering something about "What
,the mischief it was to them if he wanted
to sit down and take a peg out of his
Bhoe."
The ruling passion strong in death:
"John," feebly moaned a society lady,
who was alwut shuffling off this mortal
coil; "John, if the newspapers say any
thing, about my debut into another
world, just send me a dozen marked
copies."
"I met a lovely woman from Rome,
G.L, yesterday, and she said: "I've
been at summer resorU for a month,
and all 1 want now is to be in my back.
porch at home m a loose wrapper and
my face buried in a Georgia water
melon.' " Atlanta Constitution.
Polo is a game played by thin-legged
young men who smoke cigarettes.
They ride sawed-off horses and try to
knock a wooden ball across a lot. Ben
jamin Franklin. George Washington,
and several other men whoe memories
arc held in high esteem never played
polo. Detroit 1'ire lYess.
Arabi I5ev to his Adjutant before re
tiring for thu night: "You have re
ceived the reports from the diii'erent
commands?" Adjutant "I have." Ar
abi "Our soldiers are securely tied,
hand and foot?" Adiutant "Thev
are." Arabi "Mash Allah! I shall
then have an army to fight with in the
morning."
Society life in Des Moines, Iowa: "A
young couple in the gallery of the opera
house last night were so overcome by
the beautiful forms on the stasre that
they sank into each other's arms with a
kiss and a hug. The yonng man wore
an immense wide-brimmed hat, which
the young lady worked vigorously as a
farrto keeD him cool. A rural rooster
who saw the performance yelped with
envy. '
"Pa, what is a pessimist, and what is
an optimist?" "A pessimist, my sou, is
one who takes the surplus kittens, just
after they are born, and chloroforms
them. The optimist is one who lets the
kittens grow up, to live a wretched,
starving life; to be tortured continually
by boys and other thoughtless animals,
and to be finally killed with brickbats
and left to rot on the streets."
"Father, if mother should sit"n a
chair and you should want it, you would
sav, 'Get up dear, wouldn't vou J '
Yes," said I. "But," said the little
four-year-old, "if I should sit its ,i chair
vou wanted, you would say, 'G!t
down, dear?' " "Well, what is the Uif- i
fi-rence?" said she; and as if perfectly
satisfied that she had given utterance to
a poser, she replaced her thumb in her
mouth again, and looked sidewise with
a rougish smile on her countenance.
Lately at the Theatre, Royal, Dubbo,
Australia, while Mrs South was singing
magnificently in "Mme. Angot," a
bearded and top-booted miner entered
the auditorium and sought out his rough-
looking and coarselv-attired mate.
Well, chum? how is it getting on?"
asked the late comer. "Well," replied
the other, "she was a singin' just like
old peaches all to herself, until a lot of
yellow idiots and women rushed in and
drowned her pretty voice by jining their
screeches into a regular gulch squall."
Three years ago a seaside summer
boarder, while straying along the bed of
a stream that had been left partially
bare by excessive drouth, discovered",
lyin upon the sand, a conchiferous
bi valvular mollusk vulgus, clam that
seemed to be in the last gasp from ex
haustion and thirst. Pitying the sore
distress of the unhappy bivalve, the
stranger took it up and cast it into the
deep part of the stream, and went on
his way happy in the thought of a kind
ness done. He speedily forgot the in
cident. A week ago, however, as he
was enjo3-ing again a summer vacation,
and sitting near the spot where the
event of three years before had taken
place, he perceived a clam clamboring
laboriously over the rocks toward him.
Arrived with much exertion at the feet
of the amazed observerthe clam opened
its shell and disclosed a pearl as large
as a hazel nut. This the gentleman un
hesitatingly appropriated, and thereup
on the grateful clam, smiling clear
around to its back hinge, returned joy
fully to the water and disappeared with
a gurgle of satisfaction. From "The.
Summer Boarder and Vie Clam."
Curious Tacts.
It is said that alcohol equal to that
made from grain can be produced from
acorns.
Lockjaw, induced bv drinking too
freely of ice water while overheated,
killed a boy at Ottawa.
A Florida man gathered in one day
800 watermelons from his field, the
average weight of which was forty
pounds.
The last week of June was the first
week for nearly three years that a death
from small-pox had not occurred in
London.
In the excitement of landing a twenty-five
pound salmon at Se ibock, W.
T, a Boston man lost his gold watch.
A large gray rift is seen regularly
every morning walking a wire across a
street in Rock Island. I1L The wire
leads from a dry goods store to a res
taurant. A house was left standing right
side up in the center of a corn-tield by
one of the Iowa tornadoes, and nobody
in the neighborhood kuew whose it
was.
Indians will not cook in their wig
wams, because they have a theory that
if they were to cook inside the steam
would collect in their clothing, and draw
the lightning.
It is stated that a block of creosoted
pine, in use in the street pavement in
Galveston for seven year3, was recently
examined and found to have lost but an
eighth of au inch.
A Cincinnati society reporter has
mysteriously disappeared, and foul play
is suspected, although it is possible that
he is hiding somewhere in the Kooky
Mountains, as he was well supplied
with railroad passes. His last article
was an account of the marriage of
pork-packer s daughter, in which re
port he used the term "swell wedding."
It came out in the papers "swill wed
ding." Philadelphia News.
American compositors are not the only
ones who make mistakes. The London
Telegraph reports Gladstone as saying
that he had "sat at the feet of the Game
bird of Birmingham," instead the
Gamaliel of Birmingham.
The Sunflower.
Its Value for Oil, as . Febrifnge, and as an Orna
ment. Since the sunflower has become fash
ionable, people have taken to cultivat
ing it As they want some other excuse
than estheticism therefor, they will no
doubt be pleased to learn something of
the practical utility of the flower. The
blossoms will feed the bees, and its
seeds are the most excellent food for
poultry in Winter, on account of the oil
they contain, while the leaves are said
to make good fodder if dried in thesnn,
cut up line and mixed with bran, for
milch cows. In England large quanti
ties of sunflowers are raised solely for
the purpose of feeding stock and hens.
In Russia the sunflower is extensively
cultivated for the oil the seeds contain!
The oil is palatable, clear and flavor
less, ind it is used for adulterating olive
oil, being exported from St. Petersburg
to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea,
Next to poppy seed oil, sunflower oil
burns the clearest and longest, so that
the peasants apply it to household pur
poses. From the stalks of the plants
they also make a good quality of pot
ash, and the residue of the seeds, after
the oil is extracted, is made into oil cake
for feeding the stock. Sheep, pigs, rab
bits and all sorts of poultry will also
fatten rapidly upon the oil cake, and
will eat the seeds with as good a relish,
as they eat corn.
The sunflower will grow anywhere,
and it is an excellent plant to absorb
bad air and prevent malarial disease.
It should, therefore, be planted about
pig pens, barn yards and hen roosts,
and serve a double purpose. The seeds
should be planted twelve inches apart
and when ten or twelve inches high
earth them up like corn hills, and they
will ask no further attention at your
hands. Lach plant will produce at the
lowest estimate one thousand seeds.
The center flower often produces that
amount, and the lateral flowers several
hundred. Six pounds of seed will plant
an acre, and it can be planted after the
crop of early potatoes has been harvest
ed.
"She oil extracted from the seeds is
. most excellent for making the nicest
kind of toilet soap, and if the stalks are
treated like llax they will produce a
silky, fine fiber, which, it is said, the
O.iiiese use to adulterate their silk
ifc-vnifactiires. They raise large quan
tities t sunflowers, and with them orig
inate tint double varieties. The stalks
can he used in manufacturing pa
per. Ji! jV-v Mexico and some other
section of tic; Western country the sun
Hewer grows ij figeftous to the soil, and
thousands fcf square miles are covered
with a luxuriant growth of what i3, it
appears, a really valuable stalk.
m ai
The Early Icelander.
Iceland was settled by the well-to-do
Northern warriors who came from the
land of song and legend. The Norse
settler was a solitary man, or at least he
lived in his lonely homestead with no
society but that of his household and de-
elendente. "He had time to meditate
on the deeds of the national heroes and
of his own ancestors time to turn some
of his intense energy into the form of
poems and histories, and to repeat them
to others, who learned them by heart
from his lips. His son, very likely, went
to jNorway; halt a warrior, half a poet.
he lived a while in the King'sCourt,had
his strong imagination yet further ex
cited by change and wanderings, and
returned to Iceland which then, as
now, had for her sons an irresistable at
traction able to tell a better story and
chant a better poem than before. And
so the light was kindled, and spread
trom homestead to homestead, and
class of men rose up, the poets or skalds,
who could repeat the s ;g:-s, word fort
word, for hours together." Nor had
these poetic warriors to draw solely on
their reminiscences, or on the old Scan
dinavian sources for inspiration. On
the contrary, as we have said, the most
spirited of the sages, which have been
immortalized by the intensity of their
dramatic realism, were the reproduction
of personal experiences or the events of
family history. The acts of the drama,
with their bloodyr scenes, might have
passed within arrow flight of the author's
window; while the flames from the farm
he had once rebuilt had thrown their
ruddy glare on the ater of his own
fjord. There was little difficulty in re
viving the impressions which loft their
indelible mark on the memory. And
we may remember that the warlike Ice
landic settler had a double character.
At home he was a peaceful cattle owner
and cultivator of the soil, fairly observ
ant of the national laws, and a kindly
neighbor, except under provocation.
Abroad he was one of those remorse
less rea-rovers who were bracketed with
famines and fire in the litanies of the
suffering coast-Christians. Professional
robber as he was, many a wild deed
might haunt him in the seclusion of his
family circle and thejrloom of the north
ern winter. He was still probably half
a heathen at heart, though he had been
held over the baptismal font, and vowed
devotion to the White Christ. mack
wood's Magazine.
Experiments on the Eye.
That sensations of light may be pro
duced by mechanical irritation of the
nerve of the eye is now shown to be the
case, by observations recently made by
Schmiut-Kimpler, on person from
whom 'an eye had been removed not
long before. A blunt instrument was
placed against that part of the orbit in
which the stump of the nerve was situ
ated, and the observations were made in
a room almost completely dark. Of
six persons, in two, pressure on this spot
always caused a flash of light on the
side of the enucleated eye, and some of
them averred that the sensation exactly
resembled that which he had before ex
perienced when the eye-ball was gal
vanized; the same patients experienced
a similar sensation when the stump of
g j tiie ueive k iiineu. x ne liejiitu ve
result oi otuer cases is explained oy me
more complete atrophy of the nerve,
or greater reaction of the stump.
"Having a little fun with the old man"
will cease to be a common festivity when
the country as a whole adopts the policy
jf an Alabama court that seuteuccd a
youthful darkey parricide to fifty years
t bard labor in the penitentiary-
Punereal Flowers.
Of all the esthetic and decorative uses
of flowers the most delicate and per
plexing are at times of death and burial.
Who can treat a theme reaching so
many broken hearts and darkened homes
with gentle, wholesome touch! For
something of Christian hope, and the far
outlook of faith, have penetrated the
savage, half-heathen spirit of funeral
observances years ago, and the old
ghastliness and terror have given placs
to something better.
"Jesus lives I No longrer now,"
would have broken upon such solemni
ties with almost intrusive, jarring clam
or, once upon a time; and the presenso
of flowers in the chamber of departure
pn the coffin at the solemn burial of
the dead, savored of down-right flip
pancy. So much for the slumberous,
long-clinging shadows of the old Puri
tan darkness! Yet in the truest elegy
in uninspired song we see the poet
strewing blossoms and wreaths in his
opening lines:
Yet once more, O ye laurels, and once more.
Ye myrtles brown, with ivv never sere.
I come to pluck your berries harsh and crude;
And with forced tinkers rude.
Scatter your leaves before the mellowing
year."
And in the tearful climacteric flowers
are more forceful than words:
1 return Sicilian Muse,
And call the vales and bid them hither cast
Their bells and Huweretsof a thousand hues.
rsrinir the rathe primrose that forsnken dies.
The tufted crow-toe, and pale jessamine.
The white pink, and the panay freaked with
let.
The (flowing voilet.
The musk-rose and the well-attained woodbine.
With cowslips wan that hang the pensive
head.
And every flower that sad embroidery wears;
B:d Amarantbiis ail bis beauty shed.
And daffodillies till their cups with tears.
To strew the laureate hearse where Lydd
ites." Surely, no dreadful hintings of latter
day floral hysteria disturbed the poet's
vision; no fell portents of its undertaker's
horrors in the way of floral 'tributes,''
and "emblems," and "offerings," of
prim, milliner-like crosses, and wreaths
and crowns, and sundry other nameless,
innumerables "properties" of lugubri
ous estheticism, each and all conspicu
ously labeled with visiting card, and
strung on the arm of the vampire-like
attendants mortuary, and sometimes al
most sufficating the officiating clergy
then borne along in the hearse, in the
undertakers' open wagons, in carriages
after the dead, a bother, a nuisance, and
positive torment at the grave side,- or
the door of the waiting tomb surely
the poet never suffered such unwhole
some provisions, or Lycidas would have"
been buried altogether after a different
manner, and we should have lost the
crowning elegiac in any language.
"Please omit flowers," we may then
understand, not as a repudiation of their
silent, prescious ministry but a quiet
declaration of the "reserved rights" of
the sorrowful a claim that kindred
hands shall provide all these half-sacred
offices of floral ministry; an intimation
that sympathy shall stop short of ofli
ciousnes3 and that ostentatious conven
tionalities shall not break in upon the
privileged sorrows of bereavement.
There is no vicarious expression of joy
or grief. The florist cannot put into
his constructions and designs the " elo
quence of loving grief, with which the
mother winds her few flowers for the
adornment of her dead babe! From her
hands they catch a language all hearts
interpret, and no one misunderstands
the mute elegy. We insist upon a rev
erent recognition of this principle, and
protest against the brassy, pitiless in
trusion of traffic and conventionality. -Churchman.
Tomato Catsup Tomato Sauce.
The basis of tomato catsup, or ketch
up, is the pulp of ripe tom itoes. ' Manv
defer making catsup U!til late In the
season, when the cool nights cause" the
fruit to ripen slowly, and it may be it is
gathered hurriedly for fear of a frost.
The late fruit does not yield 30 rich a
pulp as that gathered in "its prime. The' ,
fruit should nave all green portions cut
out, and be stewed gently until thor
oughly cooked. The pulp is then to be
separated from the skins by rubbing
through a wire sieve, so fine as to retain
the seeds. The liquor thus obtained is
to be evaporated to a thick pulp over a
slow fire, and should be stirred to pre
vent scorching. The degree of evapora
tion will depend upon how thick it
is desired to have the catsup. We
prefer to make it so that it will just
poiirfi'eely from the bottle. We ob
servo m regular rule in flavoring. Use
suni"ient sa?t. Son "itli cloviv, all
spice and mace, bruised and tied in a
clot!), and boiled in the pulp; add a
small quantity of powdered cayenne.
Some add the spices ground fine, direct
ly to the pulp. A clove or garlic, bruis
ed and tied in a cloth, to be boiled with
the spices, imparts a delicious flavor.
Some evaporate the pulp to a greater
thickness than is needed, and then thin
with vinegar or with wine.
An excellent and useful tomato sauce
may be made by preparing the pulp,
aud putting it in small bottles while hot
corked securely and sealed; if desired,
the sauce may be salted before bottling,
but this is not essential. To add to
soups, stews, sauces, and made dishes,
a sauce thus prepared is an excellent
substitute for the fresh fruit. It should
be put in small bottles, containing as
much as will be wanted at once, as it
will not keep long after opeuing. Amer
ican Agriculturist.
mm -- '
This is the way that Miss Elizabeth
Stuart Phelps characterizes the State of
Maine in her novel "Doctor Zay," ii
the Atlantic: "We alters do hev every
thing wuss here than other folks," said a
passenger in the Bangor mail coach.
"Freeze andprohibition.mudand fusion.
We've got one of the constitutions that
takes things, like my boy. He's had the
measles, 'n the chicken poxf and the -mumps,
and the nettle-rash, and fell in
love with his schoolmartn, 'n got relig
ion, and lost the prize for elocootin' -all
iu one darned year."
There are on file in the office of the
Controller of Conneeticut.in compliance
with the repuirements of the State law,
the names of nearly or quite 3,000 de
positors in the sayings bank of the State
whose deposits have remained uncalled
for and have not been increased other
wise than by the accruing interest for
twenty years past. The amounts thus
unclaimed range from a few dollars to
$3,346. ' - -..

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