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/ it Nili2s. * 1 ' * ' * ' There's nothlngnioruthon canst coinmaaJ , Til a past linn gone beyond Uiy baud , With many a broken vow. Tlio coming momupt Unot thine ; llfo stands between , a narrow line , Btrllco wlillo tlio Irou'a hot strike now. Now Istho tlmo to do tlio deed , Now thetlmc to uproot the weed , Act , not pause to enquire how ; Koch passing moment chills the glow , Good forging twin : Ilia thought and blow. Strike while tlio'lroa's hot strike uow. Plan as wo will , strike as wo may , All oowcr , hope , growth from day to day , To the crushing now must bow. tU-sultsof reason , feeling , tuct , All are sunrise , the now but fad. Btrl&b-v&llo the Iron's hot strike now. Greatness the now has always won , Well sowed , that this Is all the sum Ofllfo , who can disavow r t Work In the now from first to last , Xls always with you , never past. atrJfcn wlille the iron's hot strike now. , CHRISTIE'S ' TELEGRAPHING. I am very glad that telephones hav been , invented ; and yet I , am glad : the ; were not sooner invented' * shduli like to tell you the"reason. . 'That wil take some time , for it is quite a story We live in the country at Oakbrook my father is treasurer and superintend ent of the Oakbrook mills. jOur hous < a very pleasant court try house it is is situated on a beautifully .woodct slope close to the river , and isa.quar ter of a mile from the river. That i ; why a telegraph wire' was placed be tween the two. I promised father when it was pui up that I would learn to send-message * over it. There was no one else in tin family who could have learned. Botl ; my brothers were away to boarding school and mother would as soon have thought of studying the Chinese Ian guagc as telegraphy. Father declared that I never would learn. Girls had but little patience for such things , he said. Neverthe- just : the alphabet and technicalities of the instrument so that I could use it read ily and was able to read the messages by ear. It was Harry Randall who taught me. He was one of the clerks at the oflice , and he had learned to use the instrument because it was necessary to have somebody to send messages by the wire that ran from the mills to the adjacent city of Palmer. Having explained so much I think I have said all that was necessary to en able you to understand what occurred on a certain February night , about which I am going to tell you. We were through supper and were sitting together , father , mother and I , around the table in the library , when Joseph , our coachman , and man-of-all- work about the place , brought in the mail as usual. i Father eagerly took a letter , which seemed to have been expectedfrom the other letters. I noticed a disturbed expression upon his face as he read it ; and. I was more anxious than surprised ( when he arose and went to the hall do9r and called to the girl who was in the dining room. "Mary , " said he , "tell Joseph to harness Prince at once. I must get to the Junction in time for the 9 o"clock express. He'll have to finish his sup per when he gets back. " Then he turned and said that the letter contained intelligence that made it necessary that he should go to New York that night. Of course , as the wife and daughter of a business man , we knew what he meant , and that there was not a word of remonstrance to be said. So mother went to make for him what preparation was needful and I should have followed her a mo ment later , but father called me back. "Christie , " he said rather soberly , "I am going to tell you something that no one knows anything about save Harry Randall. I have quite a large .sum over $6,000 in my pocket. " He touched his breast with his finger. "I Bever keep large amounts of money by 3ne , but in this case it was unavoida ble , and I thought I should feel less anxious to have it with me than to al low it rte remain in the safe at the oflice. I cannot , of course , take it' to New York , so I want you to take charge of it till to-morrow morning , and then carry it to Randall for him to deposit in the bank. Don't say any thing to your mother about it. She is so timid and nervous that she would not sleep a wink all night if she knew so large a sum was in the house. Do you underst'and ? " With no slight feeling of responsibil ity I took the leathern pocketbook which Jie handed me and placed it in the pocket of my dress. Father went on , "Perhaps you had better put it under your pillow ; of course it is fire that I am most anxious about. There is no danger of the money in any other way. Not a soul knows' about it. " Then he went into the hall and came very unexpectedly on Joseph , for I heard him speak somewhat sharply to him because he had not gone to the stable and declaring thathis business was of more importance than his sup per. I heard Joseph mutter some thing about taking time to finish his meal. Ten minutes later , as father was go ing down the steps to get into the car riage , he turned back to me , and hold ing his umbrella so mother could not hear , he whispered : "I've been thinking , Christie , that young Randall had better come and sleep at the house. I shall feel easier about you. He is to be there at work to-night until very late. " Then he stepped Into the buggy , and they drove away" in the darkness and rain. I did not send a message to Harry , however. Indeed , I laughed a little as I thought of father's anxiety. He was almost as timid as mother , af ter all. I was of a rather easy , careless dis position , and really had not a particle of fear of * having the money in my keepin"- . And as we two sat there in mother dozing in the the library , bif chair , and I intent upon some fancy work which I was anxious to finish in time for a friend's birthday , I forgot altogether the package of mono that lay at the bottom of my dre pocket. Joseph did not get back until afte 10 o'clock , although it was only thre miles to the junction , and he shouL hvc been home long before tha hour. hour.We We thought little of that , however He had been with us several years , am I learned that he had been recently lei into bad company , and that father hai several times had angry words wit ! him about his habits. Joseph slept in the house , andfo that reason it seemed to mo quite un necessary that Harry Randall shouli be there also. When the clock struck 10 mothe arose , declaring it was time to go t < bed. She went into all the lowe rooms to see that the windows an < doors were fastened , and then cam < back to the library for me. But I did not feel sleepy , and wantci very much to go on with my work , s I begged her to go on without me promising to come up in the course o an hour. The clock struck 11 almost before ' . knew the time had passed. I lah down my work and counted tin strokes without looking at the clod- itself. I was sitting at a little center table near the lamp. At my left , a littli way off against the wall , was father's desk , with books and papers scatteret upon it , and the battery at one end. Opposite me were two long windows that opened upon the side piazza , Over these were thick curtains , closely drawn , which did not shut out tin sound of the pelting storm outside , Directly opposite me was the hall door , standing , as usual , wide open. Just then I heard or fancied I heard , a low sigh or breath in the hall. ] turned my head instantly , but did nol see any person , and listening intently , heard no further sound. I felt a little uneasy , and smiled to myself at my nervousness and dread. It seemed as if I had realized as I had not done be fore that evening , the fact that I was sitting all alone downstairs in the house , at 11 o'clock at night , with u large sum of monqy in my pocket. I glanced at the desk. Possibly Harry was still at work at the office. If he was a single sentence over the wire would calf him. I was just getting up to go to the desk to signal and see if he was at the mill , when sometning occurred to me that seemed to turn me cold and mo tionless as stone in an instant. Behind me , so close that it came from the threshold of the hall door , a low , hoarse voice , that I knew , without seeing the speaker , must be that of a lesperate and wicked man , broke the stillness and bade "Good , me even- ng ! " For a moment , as I say , I felt as : hough I had been turned to stone. Chen the voice , speaking again , seemed it least to restore the life in me , and o set my heart to beating violently. The language that the man used was jot even as good English as , in at- empting to. reproduce , I find myself vriting. ' , Don't be frightened , miss. I beg > f ye not to be frightened. All ye've jot to do is ter keep still , an' not a lair of your pretty head shall be larmed. " Then I turned my head , half wheel- ng my chair at the same time , and , aw standing in the doorway a tall- irutal looking man , altogether as ill : onditioned and fearful looking a per- on as I ever have seen. Naturally enough I opened my lips o utter a little cry , but he stopped me iy a sjngle threatening motion of a. lub he' carried in his hand. "S h , " he fiercely hissed. "If ye aise a single s > creani I'll strike ye as enseless as yer mother is upstairs. " The last word changed for the rao- uent the nature of my fear and gave ae strength to speak. "What have you done to ray nether ? " I demanded excitedly. "Do ou mean have you killed her ? " He uttered a low laugh. "No , my dear ; she was waking up , o we had ter use chloroform. An' ou must keep still or you'll be used he same way. You see , it's just " icre He drew a. step- nearer and seemed lisposed to explain matters. "What we want is some money vhidh your father brought down from 'aimer yesterday. Maybe yer don't mow about it , but we do , and we know IB left it in the house when he went off o-night. My friend is upstairs looking- or it this minute. All we want is noney. We don't mean to harm nobody. To shan't be touched if ye behave yer- ielf an1 keep quiet. " Somewhat assured by this , and hav- ng had time while he was speaking to jollect myself , I was now able to as- itime an appearance at least of calm- icss. I took up my embroidery and went m working , or pretending to work at ; he pattern I was embroidering ; I liink the action helped me , too , for I jresently found myself quite calm , and ivith a coolness and resolution that I jan hardly believe now , as I recall it , ; urning over m my mind what 1 ought , o do. What would these two men do when ; hey found , as they would soon find , ; hat the money was not upstairs ? They would be disappointed and desperate japable , perhaps , of deeds that they had not at first intended. Perhaps I had better give up the money at once and so get rid of them. A.nd yet , father had confided it to my 3are ; and it did not belong to him butte to the company. I ought not to give it to these men if I could help it. Oh , kvhy could I not give the alarm in some way ? What if I could open my mouth : ind cry out at any risk ? Could I make Joseph hear away out in the wing of the house as he was ? Alas ! I knew that I could not , even had not this man been sitting there by the door he had taken a chair now eyeing me fiercely as though to read my thoughts. Ah. if'l had only done as father wished mil telegraphed to Harry Randall tote to come up ! And then , with this last ; hought another came to me. Why xnild 1 not summon Harry even now , f perchance he was still at the office ? 1 arose from my chair , mechanically jrasping my work in my hand. My guard got up also , evidently suspicion of my slightest movement. ' I'll have to ask you to < kepp quiel miss , " said he with a harsh dqtermine voice. I tuned upon him indignantly. " suppose I may change my scat if like , " said I. l And without waiting for his pernm sion , I walked deliberately over to th desk and sat down on. the revblvin chair that .stood before it. At tl e sara time I threw my work down on th desk in such a way as to 'cover com pletely the battery , which instrumen my companion had 'probably not nt ticed at at. Perhaps he would not hav known what it was if he had. I sat there a moment listlessly twist ing the chair back , and forth , and try in to make up my mind what to do. Just then there w.as a slight noise o : the hall stairs and the , man becam uneasy , stood up' and looked at th library door as if he was abput to g toward it. Then he turned again t me , and with a threatening gestur said : "You just set there while I step int the hall a bit. And if you stir or mak a noise it will be the worse for ye. D you mind that ? " He went softly into the hall. Feeling that-now was my opportun ity , I put my finger on the knob , am as silently as possible sent my signi : over the wire into the night , down I the mills and Harry Randall. "Harry , are you there ? " In another instant I was leaninj back in my chair and moving an ink stand on the table to make a noise How my heart was beating , and m ; ear was strained to catcli the souu ! that if I might in God's goodnes hope it might possibly conic back t < ine ! Almost a minute it seemed an ag < I listened ; and my heart sank as IK answering signal was heard. Then- click ! click ! click ! came the soum sweeter to my ears than the swcetes music , and I knew Harry was there These sounds were to some exten covered by the drumming of m thimble , but to me , were as plain a ; spoken words. Instantly I sent back my answer- two excited words , run altogether : "Robbers ! Help ! " The total silence that followed as sured me , after a minute's anxious waiting , that Harry had comprehended my message , and that doubtless he would come at once to the house. For tune had favored me , for I had heart ! the man creeping up the hall stairs , and thus I had escaped the results oi my suspicions he might have had had lie heard the clicking of the instru ment. I did not look at the clock , and so jannot say how long I sat there in silence. It seemed to me that it was : iours. " a Then there was a sound of whisper- ng in the hall. The next moment -here appeared in the doorway a sec- ) nd stranger , rougher and more des perate , if possible , in appearance than ; he first ; and close behind him to my jreat surprise and indignation , w.as > ur man Joseph. They both advanced nto the room , the one looking arig y md disappointed , and the other with a sheepish air as he caught my eye. "We have found the key of the safe,7' growled the second stranger , "but all or nothing. The money wasn't in it md we have looked high and low and san't find it. But Joe here sticks to it hat it's somewhere in the house , and ic thinks , " looking fiercelj at me , 'you know where. It's no TQSC , Miss ; we haven't any time to spare and ve won't have any n < msense. I see it n your eye ; you Inow where the noney is. And you've got to tell. " He had advanced while he had been .peaking and was now quite Bear. I trose from my chair , fearing fihat he neant to lay hands on me. And at hat instant my ears painfully alert o any noise I was certain I eaught he sound of a footfall outside th * win- low and I gained fresh courage. "And why have I got to tell ? " I de- nanded , purposely raising my voice so t could be heard outside the house. 'What right have you Co break into his house this way " The man caught me by the wrist , ittering at the same tine a fearful Kith. "You make another sound above a vhisper , " he cried in a voice- hoarse rith rage , "and I'll 'T He did not finish his sentence. Tnere : anie a loud crash at both windows at mce and the next instant Harry Kan- tall with two watchmen from the mill mrst into the room. The rescue was complete , , so-far as swing our lives was concerned. The obbers attempted no resistance- In an instant , before a word could > e said or a blow struck , the man aised his hand and dashed the lamp rom the table. In the darkness and : onfusion the burglars , Joseph among hem , made their escape. And al- hough every effort was made , both hen and after , to secure their arrest , hey never were taken. However , as I said , our lives and he money that had been confided to ny keeping were safe ; and we were hankful for that. And I may say again that I am very flad that , at that time at least , the elegraph had not been superseded by he telephone. Toombs Sues a Negro Porter. Ltlanta constitution. The habitues of the old Kimball louse remember William Gaines , the ) elite and dudish porter with the mut- on-chop whiskers , who always became he factotum of Gen. Robert Toombs vhen that distinguished gentleman vas a guest of the hotel. It was the special duty of William to sec that svery wish and commission of the jrand old Boanerges was faithfully ex- icuted , and to say that William proved limself a perfect , though off-color Mer- : ury is not putting too fine a point ipon his fidelity and agility. These elations led to kindliness on the part if the general and confidence on the > art of William , so much so that the alter , ambitious to raise his own vines : nd fig trees , applied to the general to iid him in getting hold of a piece of and on Fortstreet. , The general .greed , the land was bought with the general's cash , and William execute his deed to the general as security fc the ultimate repayment of the pui chase money. But the Kimball fell prey to the flames , and William wn thrown upon fickle resources of spe radic jobs of work. His financi : ; affairs became cramped , and he wa forced to default in his payments to th general. Now comes the general int court and files a bill to eject Williar from the premises , and to make hir account for mesne profits at the rate c S80 per annum. It now behoove William to scrape up his resources ani settle with the general , and it is inti mated that if he succeeds in doing s the general will abate any claim h has for the enhanced value of th property or the rents he now demands . i Irish Bulls. < A correspondent of the London Spectator tater gives some specimens of the llorii turn of speech which seems to be in grained in the Celt. The followinj anecdote will serve as a specimen o the power of repartee possessed by thi tribe. A gentleman overhearing : car-driver asking an exhorbitant far of an unsuspecting foreigner , cxpostu lated- with him on his audacious mis statement of the tariff , concluding with the words , "Iwonder you haven' more regard for the truth. " "Och indeed , thin , I've a great dale mor < regard for the truth than to bo dthrag ging her out on every paltry occasion , ' was the reply. The Irish bull flourishes in Munstei as freely as in the other provinces o Ireland. By far the best exponent o this form of speech was a country doc tor , now , alas ! gathered to his fathers Id mental habit he was a true linea descendant of Sir Boyle Roche. Thougl hardly calculated to satisfy a logical mind , his expressions were often ex ceedingly picturesque and ellective Conversing with a friend abont the high rate of mortality then prevailing he remarked : "Bedad , there an people dying this year that never diet before ! " What an admiradle rcsull was here obtained by merely substitut ing the indicative for the conditional mood to put it from the grammarian's point of view. Malaprops are often closely related to bulls , but these arc not closely confined to Irish soil. How ever , this same old doctor , alluding tc a recent and mysterious eventdevoutly exclaimed : "The waj's of providence are unscrupulous ! " Perhaps for con centrated inaccuracy of statement nothing can surpass the following sent ence , which occurred in an account ol a burglary given in an Irish newspaper : "After a fruitless search all the money was recovered , except one pair of boots. " Surely Mr. Matthew Arnold will not quurrel with the lack of lucidity which gave this and the fol lowing to the world : "Our most famous jig-dancer came to his death in a faction fight at a village fair. An inquest was held , at which a verdict was brought in that he met his death by the visitaiion of God , under suspici ous circumstances. " There is a great deal of unconscious liumor in the descriptions given by rustic patients of their sufferings. Wit ness the following instances : One ' applicant for relief sa'id that he had a , great bilin' in his treat , and his heart was if ye had it in yer hand , and were squeezing it. Another , who declared that , saving yovir presence , his ihtomach had gone to the west of his ribs , must have been an interesting pathological study. * Free to All. Baltimore American. It was nothing bai a plain palm-leaf can. It occupied a. whole bench by it self in a grove not far from the en- : rance of Druid H2J park. It had a lonesome look , as if longing to be swung through the hot summer air. Presently a portly gentleman , with his jest unbuttoned , Ms necktie disar ranged ; his hat set backand his mouth veil open , tripped up the path. He stretched his arms , wiped off the per spiration , and seeing : the bench made for it and sat down. He grabbed the 'an and swooped it in the air. Right iway he gave a tremendous sneeze ; repeated it ; repeated St again ; repeal ed it twice more , and thrice more igain. Then lie gazed at the fan , Iropped it , scowled at his hands , and bviih steady stride made for the pump , muttering curses with each breath , tfext came a richly dressed swell. He vas fanning with his bat. He saw the 'an. "Lucky , by JoveLTr he said , as he sat lown on the bench. He grabbed the palm leaf. He iropped it. He sneezed. He looked it his hand and straightway made for : he pump. The park was now becoming full of aeople. A portly young lady in white , ittached to a slim youngmanin brown , neandered up the'path. "Oh , ain't we fortunate ? " she said. 'Here's a shady bench and just look , ; here's a big fan , too. " They sat down. She picked up the fan and shook it her face. A look of sorrow came into her face and a sneeze into her nose. The young Eian in brown snatched it. He also dropped it. Then the two showed each other their hands. They took out their liandkerchiefs and began wiping. Pres- jntlj- they left the seat. Then two small boys crept from behind a near ilump of trees , they grinning porten tously. They saw the fan. One of ; hem took it by the top and moved off. "Billy , " said he to his companion , "we'll git some more lasses 'en red pepper 'en try her again. " THEY intend making traveling more convenient on. the continent of Europe by adopting our system of railw car riages. _ Little Belgium is Tride awake in matters of business , and is setting the first example. The International Company of Sleeping Cars has submit ted a project to the Government of Russia for organizing , a great express train between Ostend , Cologne , Berlin , md the Russian frontier. The train rill be exclusively composed of sleep ing cars and saloon carriages. Francklyn cottage , Elberon , where 5ariield died , rents for $500 per iionth. Old Barn. Was ever perfume sweeter than tha all-pervading fragrance of the sweel scented hay ? and was ever an interio so truly picturesque , so full of quie harmony ? The lofty haymows piled nearly t thereof , the jagged ax-notched beam overhung with cobwebs flecked wit ] dust of hay-seed , with perhaps a down ; feather here and there. The rude quaint hen-boxes , with the lone nest egg , in little nooks and corners. Ho\ vividly , how lovingly , I recall each one In those snow-bound days , when tbi white flakes shut in the earth dowi deep beneath , and the drifts obstructec the highways , and wo heard the nois ; teamsters , with snap of whip and ex citing shouts , urge their straining oxci through the solid barricades ; when al the fences and stone walls were almos lost to sight in the universal avalanche and , best of all , when the little distric school-house upon the hill stood in ai impassable sea of snow then we as sembled in the old burn to play , sough out every hidden corner in our game o hide-and-seek and frolickec - - , or jumped in the hay , now stopping quietly t < listen to the tiny squeak of semi rustling mouse near by , or it may bi creeping cautiously to the little hole ui near the eaves in search of the big eyed owl wo once caught napping there In a hundred ways we passed the fleet ing hours. The general features of New Englant barns are all alike. The barn that we remember is a garner full of treosur < sweet as new-mown hay. You remem ber the great broad double doorswhicl made their sweeping circuit in the snow ; the ruddy pumpkins , piled up ir the corner near the bins , and the wist ful whinny of the old farm-horse at with pricked-up ears and eager pull ol chain ho urged your prompt attentioc to your chores ; the cows , too , in the manger stalls how sweet their per fumed breath 1 Outside the corn-crit stands , its golden stores gleaming through the open laths , and the oxen , reaching with lapping , Tipturnecl tongues , yearn .for the tempting f east , "so near and yet so far. " The parly- colored hens group themselves in ricL contrast against the sunny boards of the weatheibeaten shed , and the ducke and geese , with rattling croak and husky hiss and quick vibrating tails ( that strange contagion ) , waddle across the slushy snow , and sail out upon the barn-yard pond. Here is the pile oi husks from whose bleached and rust ling sheaths you picked the little ravel- ings cf brown for your corn-silk ciga rettes. Did ever "pure Havann" taste as sweet ? Harper's Magazine. IIOTV asoney Is Altered. It is notorious that the work of coun terfeiting is carried on as a trade 01 perhaps profession. It is not we ! known that men make a business of al tering notes and cutting off pieces oi them , and patching them together tc make more notes than the originals The number of notes that have beer dealt with in this manner shows that c regular profession in this line exists The old practice of cutting ten 01 twelve notes into ten strips and mak ing therefrom one more than the origi nal number has been discontinued. II got to be too ancient a trick , and one too readily detected. The work of the latter-day artists in altering notes is somewhat more elaborate. One way if to raise the figures on the notes. The bodies of nearly all the notes are iden tical. The operator will take a $1 bil and a $2 bill , cut the figures denoting denominations of the two being care ful to avoid cutting away too much ol the note to render it redeemable at less than its full value and carefully cui out the figures of the one an-d substi tute the figure two therefor. He thus has a $2 bill for his $1 , and his origina $2 bill probably , because not more than one-tenth of it has been destroyed. This is a very cunning ivay of doctoring notes. As people generally count money by picking up the right-hand corner oi each note , detection of changed notes is , in tne ordinary course of business , not very easy. The figures used in raising the notes of higher denominations are generally taken from the old fractional currency , as they are identical , oi very nearly so. Another way of changing notes is to manipulate a $10 note and a $100 note by splitting off the body of the former. Then by pasting it on the $10 and changing around there comes from the $110 the stun of $210 in pretty good shape. This plan of working things has been recently developed. The alteration of United States notes is car ried on all over the country , but the West is the section where it is most extensive in practice. The altered notes are disposed of , to a certain extent , in the same way that counterfeit notes are "shoved. " The great field of operation for the altered- note industry is , however , among banks just started. The officers and clerks of new banking institutions are some what green and naturally anxious to receive deposits. The man with the altered notes goes in and makes a de posit , and a day or two after draws it out again. Of course , he does not get the same money that he puts in , and the bank has to forward the original de posit , after discovery of its character , to Washington , to be redeemed as mu tilated currency , for what it is worth under the regulations. The same bank seldom gets bitten twice. JOHN IMoRAX was under engagement to marry Lottie Church , at Sandy Lane , Ala. He deserted her and went to live in the adjoining county. When told of his perfidy , she prayed that he might be punished by instant death. li chanced that at exactly that hour he wa > killed by the fall of a tree. Lottie believes lieves that her prayer caused his death , and is crazed by remorse. "I BEG your pardon"sir , " said one ol the three men who entered Dovey's stor at Mercer's Station , Ky. , "but will yot. please hand me the § 500 out of you > safe , " aud he politely leveled a revolver "Sorry to disoblige , " Dovey replied " but there isn't a cent there , " and hi affably opened the safe for them to BCO The robbers made a thorough searo1 aiul wthdrew. Tlw Woman Who Wears tKe Breechef. - "who always answers The -woman when her husband is spoken to , and J considers hercell the "better tliree- \ quarters" of the household arrange- T- | ment. The woman who buys all the provi sions and clothing , even her husband ti clothes , and buys them always at a bar gain. She never thinks him of any consequence quence in the family , but regards him as a boarder who eate a great deal aud pays nothing , while the family is supported by her own shoulders and foresight , in cluding the " bargains" she is constantly - ; ly securing. The woman who always pins on her husband's collar and cravat , washes his neck and ears , trims his hair and pulls it , too , i ! he is at all refractory who contradicts him before their children , not allowing him to express an opinion without immediately volunteering onoin an opposite direction. The woman who always demands the money on "pay days , " and , if her hus bands ventures to ask what she wants it for , says " there is no need for a man to have money when his wife needs it all to clothe and feed her family. " As soon as there is a hundred dollars ahead she takes it , and , depositing it in the bank in her own name , announces to her husband the gratifying intelligence that she has saved $100 , but does not consider it important to mention where she has deposited the same. the "breeches" The woman who wears is almost sure to lay by something for a + "rainy day , " as she never allows her husband a day of recreation , although on holidays she usually takes him out with the other children for a little en joyment. "Her husband always has a quiet , sub dued air , and speaks in a very nervous , hasty manner , and looks around quickly * from under his eyebrows , as if expecting to hear some voice in contradiction. He has the habit of smoothing the top of his head gently and soothingly , as if hair had been recently pulled. The woman who wears the breeches is usually called "smart" by the men , and a " tyrant" by the women. She speaks of the homestead as "myplace , " or " my farm , " and considers her hus band of no account in the buying or selling of cattle. She knows just how much pigs will weigh and the market value of every thing the farm produces for sole. She * is close at a bargain , and has been known to go so far as to drive the team and help to load the wood. She always manages the children , and if one of them should turn out poorly she says : "That child is more like his father than all the rest. " Nobody has much love for her , and , as she has proved eminently able to take care of herself by taking care of the whole family , no one cares much for her. The woman who wears the breeches always puts her husband to bed first , that he may warm the front side , and then rolls him over to the wall when she gets in , and would make him get up and kindle the fire of a morning , only that she thin ! * * he does not know enough. She understands politics , and her hus band votes for the man she tells him to. I'll tell you more about her some time. Mispronounced Words. A The following words are often mispro nounced. It will be well for the young 4 reader to look them out in the diction ary , and fix the right sound and accent : Usually , zoology , yolk , virago , tur bine , tour , trow , tiara , thyme , teleg raphy , tassel , suit , strata , soot , sonnet , soiree , snlmon , romance , robust , repar tee , raspberry , pristine , radish , rapine , prairie , polonaise , plateau , pianist , piano forte , orang-outang , orion , or chestra , _ nausea , naivete , mogul , liber tine , "leisure , jaguar , heinous , homeopathy > opathy , height , giraffe , ghoul , finesse , European , equipage , encore , ducat , dis habille , JEgean sea , Marmora , Mont Cenis , Moscow , Potosi , Port Said , Pom peii , Odessa , Nuecus , Edinburgh , Ecua dor , Ivry , Messina , Bombay- Cultivate the Taste. There can be no doubt about the ability jf any man to cultivate his senses. Hunt- are learn to sec -vvitli accuracy great dis tances , so do sailors ; musicians bring the sense of hearing up to the finest degree of perfection. Blind men often become co proficient that they can tell the color of a garment by simply feeling of itwhile , men employed in the business of buying and selling great varieties of makes of but ter learn not only to grade and tell the name of the maker of each lot , but in some instances they can tell almost to a day the exact age of each lot. This is very simply and efficiently done by cultivating ihc sense of taste.Ve once heard of an in- Ktance where a wine taster , a man who be came very proficient in this art , being called in to piss judgment on a hogshead of wine , decided there was a slight , very slight , taste of iron to the "wine. This was aot believed by the owner of the wine until - til the cask was empty , when lie found a small iron key in the bottom of it. "We do- not expect every butter-maker to reach this height of perfection in the art of tasting , but there is one thing he should do. and that is study the subject. To do- this , let him taste all the fine butter he can get hold of , and not with the set no- tiou in his head that his make is finer , lint tvith an honest effort to find wherein this lot differs from his own make. Has it a stronger butter tast * } or lias it , as it prob ably has to him , a more insipid taste1 a little too fine perhaps for his tobacco tongue. If so , he should get his wife to Jo the tasting. When you hear of a man taking a premium on his butter at n fcir or dairy convention , ride over , if it is ten miles away , and examine his butter. Taste it over and over again until you catch its peculiarities. Take some home if you can get it for love or money , and talk it over with members of your family , gome of them -will he able to point out correctly the essence of merit in it , and ten to one you will ) > e able to catcli the hang of the thing and he able to do it yourself. In cultivating the taste for testing butter - ter , one thing must be home in mind. Do not choose as the best article that which is most liked by your own family. They may have their peculiar notions.Yliait you want is to study the tastes of ycnr customers and make your butter come up to their requirements , no matier what Dpinion you may have of their judgment Dn the subject. It is far easier to adapt yourself to them than to force customers to take your butter against their will. ITiey will not do it. American Dairyman , An academy to teach the Aztec Ian- rua e has been started in the Citv of \lexico.