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PLATTSMOUTH, XEBKASKA, TIIUHSDAY, MAY 10, 1877.
! NUMBER 7.
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Yiiuii?, Poslofiiee news lriMi, anil O. F. Joliti
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Or PLATTSMOUTH, NEEKASKA,
TOOTI.r, HA.WA A CLARKr
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A. W. iI LA,;HLlx.
Josh o Kou.KK.ii
. . President.
. ...AMintaiil Cashier
This IJ-uik is r.nw kii for hfsiness at their
titw iiinm. rrrner .Main ana Sixth strrets, and
is Irt pajpil to transact a irtneral
Stocks, Bornjj, Gold. Cnemmenl and Lcal
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Iu all ilie I rim-in-il Tuhiis and Cities
aglxts roil the
Ihsian LinakiT Allan Line
OK HTJIA3I i'.KS.
T"T'oii"n wishing to hrins out theirfriends from
l'l.'UCH.UETICKKTS !T.OM U
Throngh to I'littamoa tli.
Excelsior Barbor Shop.
J. C. BOONE,
Jluin &t)c?t, o)po:;ite S.nundi-rs Hon?.
flmvinsr sintl s::at;i poi:i.
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(J ALL AaD SKK BOONE, GENTS,
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khidsof l'.ra.ss Engine Fittings,
repaired uu siiort uolu-e.
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YOL'N'f: biivs fie- b fat cattle, sheep, lii'ir &c.
diiect from tie- farnitis every day, and bis
meats are al.rays Kood.
c.A.i.'::, nn, a.xv fowl, i.v seasox
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L-i'g-1 assf-rtiiiet.t of Hard ana Soft
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vaiietv of Tin. S-tei t Iron,
'Work, ki p; iu Stoek.
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ATTOKXEY and Counselor at Ijuv. Ileal
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EE AT. ESTATE and Tax ravine Agents, No
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Eesiilenee southeast corner Sixth and O ik sts.' ;
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J iaUsniout.li. Xebraska.
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ker. Speeia! attention e-iven to 'ol'.ect ions
and all matters aifectin'j l!ie title to real estate.
Ofiiee 011 2d floor, over Post. Olliee, Piattsmouth,
Nebraska. 403 !.
JOIIX w u.ixi:n
.IPSTK'E OF THE PEACE, aim collector of
debt s. collections ramie from one dollar to one
thousand dollars. Moitnes. Deeds, and oth
er instruments drown, and all county business
usually transacted before a Justice oft'ae Peace.
l;est i.f reference civen if reojiired.
Olliee on 3iaia street, West of Court House.
4o-yl JOHN W. I IA 1 . ES.
It. J. M. WATEKHAX,
Physio Medical Practitioner.
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tS Always at the oflice on Saturdays. oyi
C. HEISEL, - Proprietor.
Flour, Corn Moal, & Feed
Always on lialid and for sale at lowest cash
juices. The highest prlues paid for Wheat and
Corn. Particular attention riven custom work.
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Fren Convevaneo to and from the Depot at
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The best known and most popular Landlord
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which can be had at no other
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Also the best of
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Still Better Pates for Lumber.
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FOU SALE BY
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world on application to
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19j'l lilHHQLy, NtBKAiKA
II Y EI.I.A WIIKKLER.
Into the gKoai of tlic deep, dark ninht.
With panting breath, and a startled .scream.
Sw ift as a hud in sudden fright,
Darts this creature of steel ar.d steam
Awful ilauyers are kiiking nili
Eocks and chasms are near the. trac ;
Eut straight, by the lilit of its great w hite rye ;
It shoots through the shadows, den? and black
Terrible tlini-rhts and fierce desires
Trouble its mad heart many an Uour,
wheie burn and snio'der the li , -i .1 11 fires
Couided ever wi:h miht aad power.
It hates, as the w ild lior.-e hates the the rein.
1 T he narrow track by dale and hill ;
And shrieks with a cry of startled pain,
"And lons tvi follow its own wild will.
Oh ! what am I but an Er.ginc, kod
With ii',iis:!e and ih-.-h by the baud of God,
Spet dii! on through the deep, dark ni'ht,
Cuided alone bv the soul's white light?
Often and often my mad heart tires.
Ami hates its way with tr bitter hate.
And km&s to follow its owu desires.
Leaving the eni in tae liauds of Eate.
O mighty Eii!in3 of steel and steam?
O human Eiiinc of Hi rd and bene!
Follow the while light's certain b.-ain ;
There lies safety, and there alone.
The narrow track of fearless Truth,
Lit hy the soul's t;rcat eye of light,
O passionate, restless heart of Youth'
Alone will cany you through the night !
TUT YOURSELF IN 1IFII PLACE.
The long summer day had crept slow
ly away, and it was neatly 5 o'clock.
The hours at the railway station were
marked as by some gigantic clock that
told the laggard minutes by screaming
whistle and clanging bell. The 4:
accommodation had gone east, the
Western express due here 4 :. had thuu
tiered through the village, and gone on
over the vast curve beyond.
So one counted the hours by the
trains, Eyuia by name, a girl ot the
best Xew England type, quiet, and yet
with an immense capacity for doii
ana daring snou.d love and tiie occa
sion demand. The local freight would
come next and then thou she would
see him again.
Mio. laid asnie her work, put some
split zephcr vanity upon her head and
went out towards the railroad. As
she approached the station she saw
ner luvUier, the station master, open
ing the little freight Iiousl; on the far
ther side of the track, lly this she knew
the local freight would stop this time.
Her heart bent the faster and she
quickened her step.
On reaching the passenger station
where the viii.ig? street crossed the,
railway she locked up an J down the
line and then crossed over and turned
to th left and walked beside the track
towards the freight house.
To understand ail that took place
on this occasion, and to fully appreci
ate her consummate skill iu controlling
the events so quickly to cro vd upon
her, wc must study the construction of
the road at this point. The Main Lino
for more than a mile to the right, or
towards the east, was perfectly straight
and comparatively level. To the left,
or the west, it crossed a deep valley by
a lofty stone viaduct, and beyond
the valley it curved toward the north
aud mounted the hill by a long grade.
Just east of the passenger station a
branch road entered the main line and
there was, as supposed, a cross-over
switch. Beyond the passenger station,
on t lie west, was a short siding ending
iu a small freight house, and directly
opposite was another siding with a
freight shed and a coal yard.
Lydia walked on past the freight
house, and, crossing the side track,
found a largs flat rock beside the way
and there, under the shade of an an
cient apple tree, she sat down to wait
till her lover should co,he
lie comes! she heard the three long
whistles sounding far down the line,
and a bright blush mounted to her
face. The train would stop. Th;it
was the signal for the station master.
Her brother came out of the freight
house, spoke pleasantly to her, and
then walked on towards the switch at
the head of t'10 si. ling.
Suddenly the Main Line track before
her began to sing in sharp meuilie mur
murs. The train had entered that
section of the road and was near.
Then there came the sound of esca
ping s! earn. The engine was slowing
down au l the steam, no longer employ
ed, was bursting with aloud xoar from
the safety valve as if impatient of de
lay. With a shock that, shook the groan 1
th m nense freight engine roiled p st
her, and the engineer, leaning out of his
win low, nodded to her as he slid past.
Then the cars in long procession came
in r.ight and moved past slowly de
creasing spefd. Four brakenieu busy
at the brakes went past and still he
came not. At last the rear car appear
ed, aud a voting man swung himself
down from the iron ladder on the car
and sprang to the ground "at her feet.
A sooty man, clad in blue canvas now
black with smoke and dust. Only a
brakeman! Xo; a trhle better the
conductor of the freight trip. A year
ago he had been glad to take the place
of a brakeman, and already he had been
promoted Love did it. lie had met
and loved Lydia in the days of his
foolish idleness; and sh3 had insisted
that he do some manly work or she;
could not yes, she could and did love ;
him, but he must show himself wor
thy Iter love. Already he had advanc
ed, and she was well pleased with his
progress, and they had become engaged.
A grimy-dusty man iu unlovely gar-1
ments ; but in ricr eyes, lie was a n?an for
better tinners;. As he stood besiJe her
one could see m his clear eyes and sen
sible face that he had good stuff in him
and was worthy of her lrve.
It becomes us not to lin-rer while
they talk quietly together beside the
track. The train moved slower and
slower till, n-al!v, it stopped with the
last car just beyond the switch. The
iron horse was moved on, the station
master signalled witlt his arms in a
curious fashion, and each of the fouT
brakernen repeated the motion in turn.
White puffs of steam rose high in the
air from the farther cud of the train,
and the last car backed down, turned
aside, and entering the siding. The
station-master left the switch and
came hastily towards the lovers.
"Good-da-, Alfred. Light freight
to-day only one car by the way, the
break chain is broken, you had better
drop the car at the Itopair Shops, The
freight can be thrown out without
leaving the car."
So saying, the station-master went
on into the freight house followed by
the rattling and rumbling cars. They
gradually lost iheir .speed and then
came to a stop with the end of the
train lost in the dark cavern of tho
freight house. There was a shout
from the building and then one of the
oraiiemen moved nis arms as a sig
nal to go on. Again the white pulls
of the steam shot up in the distance
aud with a jar and quiver the train
Car after car rolled past them.
Thore were hurried whispers, a
warm hand shake and perhaps a kiss,
and then the voting man swung for
ward, grasped the ladder on the last
car, climbed quietly to the top and sat
down. She stood gazing at him as lie
was drawn away from lw;r, and smiled
and waved farewell to him with her
"Here, Lydia, you must help me."
It was her brother who stood beside
her with a bunch of keys in his hand.
"The passenger train "follows this
at once and I must go to tho station.
Will you please close the switch after
She took the kcysmechanieally, and
then turned again to gaze after her
lover seated on the lat car of the re
trealing train. It had passed out of
the switch and w.ts crossing the great
viaduct an-1 moving more and more
swiftlv a vvav.
To c!os- and lock the switch was
neither ditli'jalt nr dangerous, and she
quietly walked on tjward tiu cad of
the siei.ig till she ca:ne to the switch
post. Here s.10 leaned against, the
wooden frame for a little space, shading
her e es from the sun with her hand
and watching th? train. It had run
around the valley and was turning in
to the great curve that crept upward
huo a long grade over the hill beyond,
It was now a mile away and she could
no longer distinguish any one on the
cars. She turned slowly awav, seized
the iron bar of the switch and easily
threw it over into place so as to !eave
the Main Line open for the next train.
She looked back down the 10 id and
saw that the passenger train had enter
ed the line from the branch and was
just pui'ing up at the station to dis
charge passengers. It mayseeni sur
prising that a passenger train should
bo allowed to follow a freight train so
closely. Bad engineering as this arran
g meat was, it was not so serious as it
seemed, for this passenger train did not
follow the freight except .for three
miles, when it readied the end of its
trip and was turnedolf upon a sid
ing. She turned once more to look after
the retreating freight train. It was in
full view climbing the grade on the
Suddenly she put up both hands to
shade her eyes, aud leaned forward on
the switch frame. What had happen
ed.-' lvo tinv nuns ot steam rose"
from the engine. It was the signal to
Ah! the train has parted! Faint and
far away came the short, sharp danger
whistle. A single car had broken loose
from the trai'i, and had been left be
hind. It was standing alone on the
Xo. It was moving backward. It
was beginning to roll down the grade.
It was moving faster aud faster. There
was a man upon it her lover.
Involuntarily she spread out her
turns and let them fall to her side
three or four times in sueccs?.ion the
signal to put on brakes.
"How foolish! He cannot see me,
and " She leaned against the switch
frame and shook with fear and agouy.
The brake was broken.
Swift and swifter rolled the disa
bled car. It was coming down the
track gaining speed at every rod.
She sprang to tiie middle of the track
and tried to shout to the engineer of
the train at the station. She made the
motions to back down out of danger.
Her tongue clove to the roof of her
mouth, and her cry became an inartic
Onward came the car. She could sec
ln-r lover upon it frantically waving
his arms right to left. What did it
mean! Her brain was on fire. She
could do nothing but gaze on the
vaneing car in domb horror.
Ah! The passengers! "Could she not
- With a violent wrench sho cpened
the switch again and stood holding
the bar in both hands. Ketter so, bet
ter one life lost than a dozen. Her
- ' feet seemed bolted to the -round. She
must stay and see him killed, and by
her own hand.
Ah! Why had she not thought of
j ifc before.
j The cross-over switch! Conld she
! ieath 5t in timp sIo might save him.
She snatched the key from the switch
and ran with frantic speed up the line,
she never knew how she opened that
Wiin moans and cries she threw her
self across the lines and began running
down the other side. Could she reach
that switch before the car? Its roar
ing rang in her ears. Panting with til
most bursting bosom, she readied the
switch, opened it and stood clinging
to ;t as the car came thundering over
Sha looked up at her lover upon the
car. He had seen and understood the
change in the. switches. His car, help
less though it was, would cross over
to the down track, and roll harmlessly
along the level line till its force is
spent. He was saved and by her ready I
wit and skill. The passengers iu the
train were also saved.
She had saved him. Love had been
Great heavens! What's that. The
express! Tho down express was com
ing. All was in vain. He was lost. She
saw him throw up his arms in despair,
the very plan she had devised to save
him would be his destruction. Better
far to have thrown him off the siding
as she had intended to. Xow'he would
meet ;i more dread ful death, and the
j destruction would include scores of
1 lives instead of a dozen.
All this (lashed through her mind
like lightning. She felt her knees
give way beneath her, and she clung
to the switch in despair. Site shut her
eye to hide the coming disaster.
Hark! The whistle of the express.
Thy had seen the imminent collission,
and were doing their best to avert it.
She, too. must do something. With
a bound she sprang to the net switch,
tore it open, and stood panting and
moaning beside it with the bar in her
hand. She must save the train even
if she buried her lover under the spliu
tered wreck of the car.
Onward came the car, thundering
over the viaduct and just ahead of the
train. It turned quickly at the switch
crossed over and shot past her into the
siding. He had one look at her up
turned face. It was full of love and
helpless misery. She was sending
him to certain destruction to save the
The instant the car passed she clos
ed the switch and sprang back again to
the other switch and closed it just in
time to see the express train sweep
past in safety.
In an instant the helpless car ran in
to the freight house with an awful
splintering crash. The express pulled
up opposite the station, and in a mo
ment a crowd of people ran shouting
ami frantic up the line. Some of them
had seen the w hole performance and
knew what it meant, but for tho ma
jority of them it was a tragic mystery.
They found Lydia upon the ground
by the switch, and with the keys still
clutched in her hand. What had she
done? What had happened to her.
She could not answer. Nature had
mercifully taken away her senses.
They took her up tenderly and carried
her to the station, and laid her upon
a seat in tho waiting room. The pass
engers of the two trains crowded the
room and ottered every aid. for m some
vague manner they began to under
stand that she was the creditor to the
value of all their lives. She had paid
for their safety with costly sacrifice.
The freight train backed down to
the cross over switch and the engineers
of tho three trains met and began to
exanine the positions of the switches.
A number of men also came from the
exsress train, and among them was a
man who seemed in authority. He,
top examined the line carefully, and
the engineers explained the matter to
him and listened to his remarks with
The little room in the station was
packed with people, idlers and others,
and they coull with difficulty bring him
"Xo," said one of the ladies who
were trying'to restore the girl. "It
nvV be too great a shock for her. Sho
must not see him yet."
"Make way there, gentlemen. The
Superintendent of the road is here."
The crowd moved slightly, and the
Superintendent advanced into the room.
He took off his hat and spoke quietly
to the people near, and then stooped
over the unconscious girl and softly
kissed her like a father.
"She saved all our lives, and I fear
she thinks she paid dearly for them."
Suddently the. opened her eyes and
sat up be wi'aered.
"Where is he? Is' he much hurt?
Oh! perhaps he is.
"Letjmc alone, I tell you." cried a big
bold voice in the crowd; "I must go to
lt C,- l,r II
in. c . ii uwii.iii iiiv'-u if uu muo
detain him, and m a moment was ki1-I
Some of the people laughed in foci-'
ish joy, others cried. The more deli- j
cate and sensible were silent, for the
meetmg was not for words or ciescrip-
After a slight pause the Superin
tendent said to the young man.
"I congratulate you, sir. You were
on the car.
"Yes, sir. I was on the car and sav
ed myself at t he last moment by jump
ing off. I landed on a pile of fine coal
and got a rough tumble and that was
all. The car is a heap of splinters."
Then the Superintendent called the
young man nearer to him and spoke to
hi"i privately, and presently they both
shook hands as if greatly pleased over
something. The young man sat down
beside the girl and whispered in her
"I've- got the place Lydia. We're all
Then the bells rang and the people
began to disperse to their trains. As
they departed a small creature proba
bly stockholder objected to the pro
ceedings, and remarked to the Super
intendent that "it was not right to
give fat offices to brakernen for doing
"Precisely," said the Superintendent.
"But the woman did something, and if
you wish $0 know the full measure of
her splendid deed, go put yourself in
Kansas Ihlitorial Excursion.
Lean en worth, May 2.
The following call for the annual
convention and a free excursion to the
Itocky Mountains, is issued to-day:
The annual meeting of the Kansas
Editorial Association will be held in
the city of Leavenworth, on Wednes
day, June 13th. Xohlcs L. Prentice
was designated by the convention to
deliver the annual address. The edit
ors of the state will be entertained by
the citizens of Leavenworth during the
convention. Through the courtesy of
tho Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, and
other railroads, an excursion will be
made to Pueblo, and other points of in
terest in the Colorado and Rocky Moun
tains. The excursion will be absent
about ten days, he editors and pro
prietors of all newspapers in Kansas
are invited, and no others. Each news
paper may be represented in the excur
sion by one editor or proprietor and la
dy. Parties attending the convention
or intending to go with the excursion,
will please Send in their name at an
early day, in order that the requisite
railroad transportation may be provid
ed, and also accommodation made while
the guests of our city. Editors attend
ing the convention will provide for
their own transportation to and from
the place of meeting, and it is presum
ed that the various railroads in the
State will extend the usual courtesies
for this purpose, upon application.
(Signed) I), li. A nth on v,
Tarson Hrownluw Head at Last.
W. G. Brownlow, of East Tennessee,
one of the most famous men of this
day, died at Knoxville, Tenn., on the
GOth tilt.' The funeral was the largest
ever known in that region. Parson
Brownlow, or the fighting parson, was
a staunch defender of freedom and the
Union, in a country, and at a time,
when to express one's opinion on sudi
matters, if adverse to those of the ma
jority, meant death. However th par
son editor lived to die in his bod at last.
Here is what the Tenn., people say of
15UUIAL OF PARSON ItllOWNLOW RE3
OLE'TTONS OF KESPECT MOERN
THROUGHOUT EAST TENN.,
Special Di.p:itch to the (llohe- Democrat.
Knoxville, Tenn., May 1.
The funeral of ex-Senator, W. G.
Brownlow, took place this afternoon,
the procession being one of the largest
ever seen in Knoxville. Iu compliance
with the request of the Mayor, the bu
siness houses were closed during the
funeral exercises, and the flags remain
ed at half-mast until sunset. A public
meeting was held at the Board of Trade
rooms this morning. Hon. 1'. Dicker
son presiding, at which were present a
large number of citizens of both par
ties. Speeches eulogistic of the deceas
ed were made by several gentlemen,
the first being by Col. John Baxter,
who, until a reconciliation that was
effected only a short time ago, had been
on terms of bitter enmity with the de
ceased. Ex-Go v. I). W. C. Senter was
present, and said he felt called upon to
express his acknowledgement of the
great worth and public services of his
distinguished predecessor. He esteem
ed Gov. Brownlow his best friend after
his own father, and this feeling was
warranted by a long and intimate in
tercourse with him. "I have observ
ed," said he. "that during the last few
years misfortune has come upon East
Tennessee, her brightest jewels are
dropping from the galaxy. Our Xel
son is gone, our Johnson is gone, and
now our Brownlow is gone. Three gi
ants, and East Tennessee can ill spare
them. I have now said more than I
had intended, but will simply offer my
tribute as a private citien of Tennes
see in honor of the virtues and public
services of the deceased."
"Home" says Dr. Chaiming, "is the
chief school of hu:i an virtue. Its re
sponsibilities, joys, sorrows, smiles,
tears, hopes and solicitudes form the
t. : r : . . ,.n .t. liTu fin i 1i.ii
Clllfl llHfll-SlSUllil wii.i.. M,n..r.r
. ii ,.,.,,1, v i . ,..i :, k
a man mav, home is the center to Inch
his heart turns. Tht thought of his
lrune nerves his arm and lightens his
toil. For that his heart yearns when
J'e afJr olT; '1I',,eIihe. K:lpr up his
a1 mon .llikf,',ie h,shest earthly happi-
urst llt(nnn i w".'-;.! inui ui uauir't iui
Ress jn providing for all the sanctuary
FOE THE HOUSEHOLD.
Books. Books are not mado for fur
niture, but there is nothing else that
so beautifully furnishes a house. Tho
plainest row of books is more signifi
cant of refinement than Ike most elab
orately carved sideboard. Give us a
home furnished with books rather than
furniture both if you can, but book
at any rate. To spend several days at
a friend's house, and hunger for some
thing to read, while you are treading
on cosily carpets and sitting on luxur
ious chairs, and sleeping upon down is
as if one were bribing your body for
the sake of cheating your mind. Btoks
are the windows through which tho
soul looks out. A house without them
ilike a room without windows. Xo
man has a right to bring up his child
ren without surrounding them with
books, if ho has means to buy them. It
is a wrong to his family. Children
learn to read through being in thr
presence of books. Tho love of knowl
edge comes with reading, and grows,
upon it; and tho love of knowledge in
a young mind is almost a warrant
against the inferior excitements oC
passion aud vice.
Twenty minutes in the smoka of
woop or woolen cloth will take tho
pain out of the worst case of intl anima
tion arising from any wound. Xo on
need die from lock-jaw if this simple
remedy is resorted to. Chicago Times.
There are rich stores of experienco
among hard-working farmers which
would prove the greatest benefit to
thousands if they could be brought icto
view. To a working business man
the story of poverty, of small begin
nings carefully managed, of their grad
ual increase until large fortunes were
amassed is one of the most interest
ing and profitable that can bo told
Jumbles. Tak 4 eggs, 3 cupfuls.
sugar, a very littlo nutmeg. 1 teaspoon
ful bakingsoda, 1 cupful butter; stir
in the Hour until it will roll; cut in
rounds with a hole in the center. Will
keep good two or three weeks.
Soap and pulverized chalk spread ov
ei mildewed spots on linen, and laid in
the sun, will remove the mildew with
out any injury to tho material. Thov
juice of a lemon added will hasten,
their cure. Or dissolve an ounce of
oxalic acid in a quart of water; wet tho
spot mildewed in this solution and la'
it in the sun; it will disappear in a few
minutes, or hold the spot where thus,
wet over the steam of a boiling teaket
tle, and it will vanish instantly. Tho
goods must be washed, boiled and rins
ed immediately. We do not think this
-anv more effectual in its operation than
the soap and chalk with lemon juice
xulded, and it certainly is not so safe,,
as it may injure the fabric, even with
the greatest care, and the solution is a
deadly poison never safe where thero
are children about. There seems to b
no place so inaccessible, no spot so se
cret that these "troublesome comforts""
are not able to search out and invade.
If oxalic acid is used, keep it closely
corked, and, if you can, place it too
high for any infantile aspirant to reach
or climb to. Christian Union.
Piano Kakeidoscopk. It is a very
pretty amusement, and several can en
joy it at the same time. You use the
parts of a piano cover, which is usually
highly polished for a mirror. The
part of the cover which comes down in
front, answering for one mirror, and
that to which it is hinged for the oth
er. You prop the movable part of tho
cover with books, or in some other
way sc that it will form one of the an
gles 1 have mentioned. You caa hit
it near enough after a trial or two.
You then cover the pen space with
the piano-cover, or shawls, or anything
else that will shut out the light from
between your two mirrors. At ono
end, the show end you need a bright
lamp, and then, instead of glass and
beads, you will use any bright ribbons,
strong colored fabrics of any kind such
as tidies, neckties, &c, and various
shining silver or brass, or glass articles..
One person holds these things close
to the show end, but so that the light
will fall upon them in full force, while
the spectator (or several of them) look3
in at the other end. The article should
be moved and turned slowly, to cause
the figures to change, A little prac
tice will teach you to manage a very
Miss Jennie Collins, of Boston, the
working-girls' friends, gives some star-,
tling samples of shop girls' wages in
that city ."2 cents a dozen for fancy
aprons, two days' work, and 20 cents
a lay on an average at some better kind:
of work. These are figures to dash tho
ex-ultation over the "bargaining" re
warding thrifty shopping just now.
Think of a bargain out of some sister's,
Every display reveals some new
freak of fancy in the making the pol
onaise. There is really no d'stinctivo
and distinguishing form of this gar
ment. A greater number are fastened
straightin front, but the diagonal fas
toning has not gone out of favor.
The Tope is a very positive man. In
stead of "Pio Xono," 1 e might fitly bo
called "Pio ve. ye?,"
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