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RED CLOUD, AVEBSTER CO., NEB.; THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1S74.
When tlio jrfiig ilaj , f rrab and l-almy.
Deck tbc tarili with irrdarc crtcn, 4
Ami the woodlamN all alut ti.e
Have libuned tlnlr licax-leuun tlicm ;
Oft in ftolltuJp I waudrr.
With jwiifiw ht'j-ii, auil Mor,
T.i the u.tli e roamed together
Iti the !aH cf lo:: ego.
Jtap-ir Mr!, In concert wsralinjj,
mIiir the Farae roti'-fl o'er my head
That tln-y ant In other momiun
IuiK yearn rfi u were dead ;
Aal the iolr! are bloomixig,
And in the l.:( zn if.
With a.! their oll-lline !(Hlln-hi,
Above your lowly jtur.
The nun rtli!m- jitrt a, wamily,
Th bird ritj-f Juntas a it ret
lint I mi" the gentle juttrr
Of your fairy Iilt.V twt.
With my head lrd down in r--JuG7,-. -
I lu c tat Iwntath the brock,
Where, m oftciitiiiiei', my aiarlini,
Wc b&e i!ayel with liau aud hook.
The Tmrld ban fc cturd a Mank to me,
My diar one, citaro the day
I coiiMRned jou to the cliiirrli-,r,
Si eiie4-rlee, dark aud pray;
I'mm tins old Kjaolit where we raiuhled
Tlie jdamour ha all fluwu ; .
You are dnillini; with hrijht angcla
X am J lodditiK vlt alone ! a
Uut whtu mem'rit h crowd uj-oa me.
And tfant uttal to iuj eyeja,
I think full wkiii, my darling.
That well mt Iwjoiid tin; pkltit;
Tliera-, in lilt pWNiii- iretence,
Wliere onlj Joy J i'iiii.
We ihall !ite bin! lue aj-aln
1's.t an cinIKrn sirliif- in lira". on !
THE HEKOIXE OF THE CURFEW.
Tt lurked but half an hour of curfew
toll. Tim old bell-ringer camo from
under the wattled loof of his cottage
stoop, and stood with uncovered hejid
in the clear, sweet-scented air. Ho had
grown ohnd and deaf in the .service,
but his old arm was as muscular as
ever ; ami ho who listened tliiK day
marked no faltering in tho heavy,
metallic throbs of tho cathedral bell.
Old .Jasper hud lived through man'
changes. Jle had tolled out his notes
of mourning for Good Queen Bess ; and
with trans scarcely dry he had rung the
glad tidings of the coronation of .Ta.mes.
Charles the First had been crowned,
nigned, and expiated his weaknesses
before all England in Jasper's time ;
and now he who under his army
heldjdltltM Commonwealth in the hollow
of his hand ruled as more than mon
arch, and s'dl the old man with the
habit of a long bfo upou him, rang his
matin rind curfew.
.Jasper --tjoJ. alune now. lifting his
dimmed ey.-a tip to tho softly dappled
sky, gathering but a faint sense of the
Jowly FOtrne or of the incenso-freighted
Tho w.iils of his memory seemed ho
written over so crossed and rcciosscd
by llio annnls of tho years that had
gone before, that there seemed littlu
room for anything in tlus present.
Little recked he that Ctonnvcll's spears
men were camped on tho moor beyond
tho village that Cromwell himself "rode
with his guardsmen but a leaguo away ;
ho only kucw that tho bell that hadbeeu
hung in the tower when William the
Couquoior madoeurfew a law, had bem
.spared by I'nntan and lioiimthcad, and
that his ami for sixty years had never
failed Jiim at eventide.
IIo was moving with slow step toward
tho gate, when a woman came hurriedly
in from the street and stood beside hiuf;
it lovely woman, but with face so
blauchul that it seemed curved in the
ar,hitc::t of marble with all of its round
ness and dimple.. Her great .solemn
eyes were raised to the aged faeo in piti
ful appeal, and tho lips were fotmiug
words that lie could not undeistand.
" Speak up, lass. T am deaf, and can
not hsar your clatter."
Tho voice raued, and tho hands
clasped and unclasped, and wrung them
tsclves together, palm to palm.
"Por Jleaven's sake, good Jasper, do
not ring curfew to-night."
" Wliat, mi ring curfew ! Ye must bo
".rasper, for sweet Heaven's sake,
for my sake, for one night in all your
long life fcrget to ring the bell ! l'ail
this onco and my lover shall live, who
Cromwell sajs shall die at curfew toll.
Do you hear? my lover, brave Richard
Temple. See, Jasper, here is money to
make your old age happy, 1 sold "my
jewels that the L.uly Maud gavo me;
and the gold shall all be jours for one
" Would ye bribe me, Lily Do Vere?
Ye'ro a changeling. Yo've na the blood
of tho l'lautageuets in yo're veius as
a our mother had. What! coirnpt me,
bell-ringer under Her JJajestv, Good
Queen 13es ! Not for all th gold that
Lady Jlaml could biiug mo ! What is
your lover to me? Babes havo been
born, aud strong men have died before
now to tho ringing cf mv bell. Awa
And out on the village green, with the
Rolemn shadows of tho lindens length
ening over it a strong man awaited the
curfew to toll for his death. He stood
handsome, and brave, and tall taller
by an inch than the tallest pikemau who
What had he done that ho should die?
Little it mattered in thoio davs, when
the sword that the great Cromwell
wielded was so prono to fall, what ho or
others had done. Ho had been scribe
to tho lato Lord up at tho castle ; and
Lady Maud, forgetting that man must
woo. and woman mast wait, had given
her heart to him without the asking ;
hilo the gentle Lily De Ycre, distant
kinswoman, and jcor companion to her
had, without seeding, found the treasl
ures of his true love, and held them
fast. Then ho had jomed the armv, and
made one of tho pious soldiers whose
evil passions were never stirred but bv
sign or symbol of Popery. But
scorned woman's hatred had reached
him even there. Enemies and deep
plots had compassed him about and
conquered him. To-aight ho was to
The beautiful world lav as a vivid
picture before him. The" dark gretn
-irood above the rocky hill where Robin
' Ilood and his meny men had dwelt ;
the frowning castle tith its drawbridge
and square towers ; tho long stretch of
moor with the purple shadows upon it ;
t the green, straight walks of the village ;
the "birds overhead, oven tho daisies at
his fetihe saw. But, ah1 more vividly
than nil, he bcw tho great rod sua with.
its hazy veil Hugeriag above the trees,
as though it.BttiiPTiim with moro than
human oitv ! t
He was a God-faring amlGod-scrv-ing
man. Ho had long ago made his
peace .with Heaven. Nothing stood be
tween him and death nothing rose
pleading between him and those who
were to destroy him, but the sweet face
of Lily De Vere, whom he loved. She
had knelt at Cromwell's feet and pleaded
for his life. She had wearied Hcxven
with her prayers, but all withonavaiL
Slowly now tho great sun went' down.
Slowly tho last red rim was hid behind
tho green wood. Thirty seconds moro
and the curfew would ring. Thirty sec
onds more and his soul would be with
his God. The color did not forsake his
checks. Tho dark, rjngslpfcir J,nyk on,
awafm"brow. It was his purpose to die
us martyrs and bravo men die. What
was life that he should cling to it ?
What was death that ho should shrink
from it ? He almost felt the air pulsate
with tho firbt heavy roll of the death
knoll. But no sonnd came. Still fac
ing tho soldiers with his clear, gray
eye upon them, he waited, llio crim
son banners in tho west were paling to
pink. Tho kino had ceased their low
ing, and had been gathered into the rick
All nature had sounded her curfew ;
but old Jasper wa silent.
Tho bell-ringer with his gray head
yet bared had tiaveraed half the dis
tance that lay between his cottage and
the ivy-covered tower, when a form went
Hitting past him, with pale, shadowy
robes lloating around it, and hair that
the lew western lights touched and tint
ed us with a halo.
"AhHuhlah, Iliildali !" tho old man
muttered: "how swift she flies! I will
come soon, dear. My work is almost
done." Huldah was tho good wife, who
had gone from him in earby woman
hood, and for whom he had mounied all
his long life. But tho Hoeing form was
not Huhlah's, it was Lily Do Vere, hur
ried by a sudden and desperato purpose
toward tho old cathedral.
"So help me God, curfew shall not
ring to-night! Cromwell and his dra
goons como this way. Onca moro I will
kneel at his feet and plead."
She entered tho ruined arch. Sho
wrenched from its fastenings tho carved
and worm-eaten door that baircd the
way to tho tower. She ascended with
tlynig and frenzied fctt the sttp.s ; her
heart lifted up to God for Richard's dc
livemnco from peril. The bats How out
and shook tho dust of centuries from
the black carvings. As she went up,
sho caught glinrpsos of tho interior of
tho great building, with its groined
roof, its chevrons and clustered col
umns, its pictured saint and carved
imago of the Virgin, which the pillagers
of all ages had spared to bo dealt with
by time, tho most relentless Vandal
Up still up beyond tho rainbow
tints thrown by the stained glass across
her death-white brow ; up still -nip
past open urcado and arch, witli griffin
and gargoyle staring at her from under
bmeket and cornice, with all the hid
eousness of mediiuval carviug; the
stairs, llight by flight, growing frailer
beneath her young feet ; but a slender
fretwoik between her and tho outer
wot Id; but still up.
Her breath was short and gasping.
Sho saw, through an open space, old
Jasper cross tho road at tho foot of the
tower. Oh, how far! the seconds wero
treasures which Cromwell, with nil his
blood-bought Commonwealth, could not
purchase from lor. Still up ah
there, just abovo her, with its great
brazen mouth and wicked tongue, tho
A worm-eaten block for a step, and
ono small, white hand clasped itself
abovo the clapper the other prepared,
at tho lirst tremble, to rise and clasp it's
mate, and the feet to swing off; Jasper
was ild and slow but ho was sure, and
it canio at last. A faint quiver, and the
tender young feet swiug from their
l est, aud tho tender hands clasped for
more than their precious life, tho writh
ing thing. Thero was groaning nnd
creaking of tho rudo pulleys above, and
then the strokes camo heavy and strong.
.Jasper's hand had not lost its cunning,
nor his arm its strength. Tho tender,
soft form was swuug and dashed to and
fro. It was bruised by tho brazen sides
and tortured by the unshapely tongue.
But she clung to and caressed tho cold,
cruel thing. Let ono stroke como and
a thoutaud might follow for its fatal
work would bo done. She writhed her
white arm about it, so that at every pull
of the great ropes it crushed into the
ilesh. It tore her, aud wounded and
bruised but there iu the solemn twi
light, the bravo woman swung, and
fought with tho cruel curfew ; and God
gavo her tho victory.
Tho old bell-ringer said to himself,
"Aye, Huldah, my work is done. The
pnlleys are getting too heavy for myold
arm. My ears, too, have failed me at
last. I diuna hoar one stroke of tho
curfew. Dear old bell, it is my ears
that havo gone fa'so and not thou.
Farewell, old friend."
And just beyond tho worn pavement
a shadowy form again went flitting past
nim. There were drops of blood upon
tho white garments, aud tho face waa
like tho faeo of one who walked in her
sieep ; and tho hands hung wounded
aud powerless at her sido.
Cromwell paused with his horsemen
under the dismantled Mayjole before
tho village green. He saw'the manwho
was to die at sunset standing up in the
dusky air, tall as a king and beautiful
as Absalom. He gazed with knitted
brow and angry eye, but his lips did not
give utterance to tho quick command
that trembled on them, for a young
girl camo flying toward him. Pikemen
and archer stepped aside to let her pass.
She threw herself upon tho turf at his
horse's feet; she lifted her bleeding
aud tortured hands to his gaze, and
once more poured out her prayer for
the life of her lover ; with trembling
lips she told him why Richard still
lived why the curfew had never
Lady Maud, looking out from hei
latticed window at the castle, saw the
great Protector dismonnt, lif t the faint
ing form in his arms and bcarher to her
lover. She saw the guards release the
prisoner, and she heard-the shouts of
joy at his deliverance ; then she wel
comed tho night, that shut the scene out
from her envious eyes, and sepultured
her in its gloom.
At the next matin bell old Jasper
died ; at curfew toll he was laid beside
tlio wife who had died in his youth, but
the memory of whom had been with
Locomotive steam carriages ou rail
ways were firait introduced at Liverpool
in October, 1829.
Cities in England in the 12th century
were inconsiderable. They were first
incorporated in 1709.
Mohic was first reduced to rules by
Jnbal, Xm.H. Q, ThaSte w in
Tentea by HyagniB, 1506."
o ZFiie office of Master of tho Cere
monies for tho rcceptfon of persons at
court was introduced in England in
The small island of Monte Ciisto is
situated in tho Meditcrraneau. It con
tains tho ruius of a fortress and con
tains also an abbey.
The Greeks crossed narrow seas on
rafts or beams tied together, till the use
of shipping was made known to them
by Danaus of Egypt.
The first steamboat was that invent
ed by Fulton, called "Tho North
River," which made her first passage
from New York to Albany in 1807.
At tho surrender of Gen. Burgoyne
to Gen. Gates, in the war of the Revo
lution, 5,791 men laid down their arras.
It occurred at Saratoga Oct. 17, 1777.
The first Protestant Bishop in tho
United States waB tho Right Rev. Dr.
Samuel Seabury, 1781. The first Catho
lic Bishop was Dr. Carroll, of Mary
The lirst daily newspaper ever pub
lished in the English language was is
sued in London, March 11, 1702 one
hundred and seventy-two years ago. It
was called tho Courant, aud was about
thosizo of half a sheet of foolscap, print
ed only on ono side, and contained " no
editorials, locals, court news, political
matter, advertisements, or English in
telligence of any kind."
Desperate Valor of thc'AsIiantecs.
a corrcsnoutienc writes irom me
( 'Plir, Ai.1tnntnna fi-iirlif ltlrn lrt
mous. They wero present in enormous
numbers, pouring on our gallant troupes
by thousands, yelling and screaming
hideously. Although our firing told
on them immensely, they had to be
driven fiom point to point, and even
when pushed out of tho successive vil
lages, returned to tho attack. In tho
thickest parts of tho brush they climbed
tho trees in order to tiro moro effectually
upou our troops. The order of advance
from Iusarftil was as follows : The at
tack was made in tho form of a square,
through tho middle of which ran tho
main road, and tho lino extended about
300 yards on cither side. Tho -12d regi
ment, preceded by Lord Gifford and
his scouts, formed the front line, with
two of Halt's guns in tho center, Gor
don's Houssas in a deiiso corner of
jungle. It really seemed as if nothing
but the failure of their ammunition
would drive them out. Now at one
point, now at another, along the hill
crest they poured down crushitig vol
leys. Life they counted at no prico if
only a whito man could be killed. It
was tho same desperato obstinacy we
had seen at Abrakrampa. They climbed
trees to fire with more deadly effect, but
tho mass just lay down and shot till
shot themselves or short of ammuni
tion. Sir Archibald Alison, Brigadier
of the white troops, declared he never
came under a fiercer fire in India or the
-J.A4W AA.rJi.J(UlV 3 IVllkUV iinu uu
Light is a force, and science holds
that it is made up of impulses. Na
tttro has been shown to conform all
kinds of dynamical effects to rhythmical
pulsing, or wave-like action, and tho
impulses of light are held to bo of the
same kind. They are, at any rate,
measurable effects which are unequal
in tho different colored lichts. and the
scale has been determined. In an inch
oi vioiet ngnt it is suown mat mere aro
no less than 57,000 waves, a statement
in which there is nothing extraordinary
or impossible, as Nobert, the German
optician, is in the habit of ruling his
microscopical test glasses at rates all
the way from 100,000 to 200,000 per
inch. But, when we are told that tho
ray enters the eye at the rate of 185,000
miles per second, and, as each inch con
tains 57,000 waves, that when we are
looking at a violet object there aro G99,
000,000,000,000 beats upon the retina
each second, the statement bailies all
imagination ; wo may accept, but can
not understand, it. In the attempt to
penetrate the nature of light we are lost
iu the mysteries of the infinite. Yet
the modes of its action have been de
termined, and they furnish the most
splendid example we know of the iu
fiexibleness and exactitude of what are
called the laws of- nature. Popular
The Home of the Commuaists.
New Caledonia, tho penal colony of
France, from which Henri Rochefort
and Pascal Grousset have escaped, is
an island in the South Pacific ocean.
Its surface is mountainous, and rises in
the center to an elevation of 8,000 feet.
Tho convicts now numbering about
3,000, live in improvised huts of sap
lings and grass, and are guarded by a
garrison of 200 men. The island is
220 miles in length and thirty miles
wide. The smallness of the guard aud
the large extent of coast render an es
cape comparatively easy, especially
if aided from without. Preparations
are now being made for the re
ception of the Communist pris
oners, 3.0C0 of whom, with their
families, have been exiled to this
island. Upon their arrival the prison
ers are turned at large, first being cau
tioned as to the manntr of their be
havior. Rochefort and his companion
escaped from New Caledonia in a small
boat. They had been three days at
sea when they were picked up bv a
British sailing Teasel and brought rate
as Australian port.
An Independent Press.
The lato typographical unpleasant
ness feund the licpubltc&n prepared for
any emergency. Tho gentlemen of the
Union had put tho office iu tho most
scrupulously neat condition before they
said "farewell, and if forever" to the
Jicpublican. So that when certain of
our editorial staff determined to " keep
tho pot bilin' " they had nothing to do
except to take off their coats and as
sume tho composing stick. Wc felt a
just prido in this. Thero wero Ameri
cans prepared for any need. They
could write editorial and stick it, or,
like tho late Mr. Greeley, could stick it
itja'alLj It wnaji I'iht.jUieaj
CUUVUIVU ULaUCX IUU aUSUIJBg (JaW, JJlta.-
ing among tho lower case and small
caps. It was early aud informally
agreed that each editor should get up
his own matter. Our local led off in a
stick and a half, in which ho apologized
for the brevity of his work by the effect
of tho lake air, said to make reporters
drowsy. Our river reporter mado a
sensation by announcing that "tho
Creecent City, from New Orleans, blew
to atoms Montezuma inland yesterday,
and six barges burned !" This explosion
of an island, and of the preceding day,
it was supposed, would be copied exten
sively. Still tho work did not go on as
rapidly as was desirable, and tho sug
gestion was made that it would bo bet
ter to put on a few more hands, if to bo
had. At this juncture thero cimo a
friend connected with tho country press,
who, knowing the importance to the Re
publican cause of tho unintermitted
publication of its central organ, came to
auuouuce that lie had secured the ser
vices of a swift aud sure compositor.
Every amateur straightened himself as
this old typo was announced, nnd wished
he headed a squad of the same sort.
The now comer was received with all tho
honors. Our distinguished chief of tho
staff, who had been bothered with tho
nicks, and who selected his typo with
tho utmost deliberation, promptly laid
down his composing stick to welcome
this outlaw of the Union. Wc do not
think wo havo seen moro impressment
of manner than when our chief grasped
tho hand of tho new printer, nnd nctual
ly gave up to him his own composing
btick. Tho now printer was introduced
as a gentleman from Acadia. He was a
dark and shadowy type of tho Gallic
race, and, having taken off his coat, ad
vanced to ono of several cases which
were vacated with alacrity by the gen
tlemen editors, nnd offered him with
demonstrations of uncommon polite
ness. Our chief, who regarded tho
Acadian gcntlemau as his special
" sub," pointed out all tho facilities of
tho office, and went t,a far us to present
him with tho cditorisl,co&thcu in his
hand, for composition. Ho oven read
over threo times this editorial para
graph to tho gentleman from Acadia.
As ultimately corrected and published
it read as follows :
" OUU MAGNANIMITY
' Wo shnll iimgnanimoKMly forbear to aa
pail our pugnacioutt antagonist tho J'tc, while
it in donti and utiablo for tho momoiit to ro
mVt. When, honover, liko the great original,
it nhall haui got it wind again, tru will tight
" an hour by ShrewMbury clock." Till then wo
rcprrsn our martial anfor. hut heartily hopo
our fractious contemporary may hooii bo in
fighting trim apjun."
As it camo to tho galley, after the
manipulations of him of Acadia, it ap
peared thus :
' Wo f hall magnanimously forbear to aspail
our pograino anil a great tho Pic, whilo it is
down and uuablo for tho moment to uofct.
When honorablo its great original it fhould
havo got its wind again, vo mil jiroju-t an
hoar by tho uhroaubery loole. Will then wo
reprcu our war bal and or, but heartily hopo
our practism colum for any may torn bo iu
fighting trim alnre."
' The countenance of our chief as he
slowly perused this astonishing perver
sion attracted tho attention of all. Ho
commenced whistling in a low tone a
fragment of one of Dr. Watts' best
hymns, intended for tho prevention of
profanity. Turning to his first assist
ant foreman, he remarked : " This fel
low ha3 been snaked in by the Union ;"
and turning, remarked to his expectant
sub: "Cut." That was all he said,
but tho gentleman from Acadia either
suspected his rates wotdd be cut still
lower, or had been so much in the habit
of being turned out of printing offices,
that without a word ofexplanat:on,ora
demand that his work should be meas
ured from tho hook, he put on his long
aud rlowinj robes and departed. Our
chief resumed his insjiectioa of type
without another word, and thero was no
more hilarity in that office. Each man
felt that hi hour had come, and bent
himse'f silently to the task. Ere the
cock had crowed thrice the Daily Jie
publican was in tho hands of the press
man, and in a short time thereafter the
fancy compositors were awakened to
breakfast. We proudly cite the two
uumbcrs as a specimen of independent
journalism, which was much relieved by
the adjustment of all difficulties be
tween proprietors and printers. New
A Bis Fans.
It is said that a firm named Miller &
Lux, in the southern part of California,
own forty miles of land on the west side
of the San Joaquin, Miller having in
addition half a million acres. He is
building fence around his hind at the
rate of 100 miles per year, and hopes, it
is said, at some future day, to have his
own land extend from Los Angeles to
tho Sacramento. He may, pcssiblv, de
termine to bny out the whole State,
mines and all. This man is evidently a
much larger farmer than Jacob Strawn,
of Illinois, sho died a few years ago,
and who had a 40,000-acre farm. Wis
consin. A CoaiparisM.
An exchange says: "Compare the
publisher of a new.-paper, who has to go
all around tho country to collect his
pay, to a farmer who sells hi wheat on
credit, and not more than a bushel to
any person. If any farmer will try the
experiment of distributing the proceeds
of his labor over two or three countiea,
with the addition of a large percentage
scattered over his own and other States,
for one year, we will guarantee that he
will never, after tlAt year's experience,
ask a publisher to supply him with a
paper a year or two without the pay
for it" " J
Horrors of English Prison Life.
Mr. James Greenwood has published
a frightful account of the silent svstem
which is in operation at the Holloway
Model Prison in London. It is an of
fense for a prisoner to speak ono word,
and ho is never addressed except in
whispers, so that ho may bo in prison
two years without hearing tho natural
sound cf the human voice. The effects
of all this is so terrible ou the mind
that prisoners will speak out in desjM?r
ation, at the risk of any punishment,
rather than endure that horrible silence,
Tho prisoners never seo ono another,
but remain in perpetual solitude. One
poor wretch, driven to designation by
nice montas solitude ana eilecoo, tc-k
lessly uroko out iu
presence: " For God's sake, Governor,
put mo in another cell. Put me somo
whtre else. I've counted tho bricks in
the cell I am in till my eyes ache." Tho
request of the tortured wretch was re
fused. There is a lino holo in each cell,
and as tho wardens wear shoes of India
rubber soles, the prisoner can never be
Btire of being alone. Those condemned
to the treadmill have to ascend 1,200
steps every alternate twenty minutes for
six hours. And this in a place so hot
and close that prisoners often loso in
perspiration threo stones in as many
mouths. Every day the prisoners aro
taken to a chapel, so arranged that they
can seo no ono save the chaplain, aud
him only through an iron grating. And
thus is tho order of devotion observed.
Wardens aro constantly on tho watch,
lest for a single instant they, through
the whole of tho sonico, depart from
the rigid rule of "eyes right." They
must look steadfastly at tho preacher 'r
must raise aud lower their prayer-book
with tho elbows squared, and nil at
once, liko soldiers at drill. They may
not scrnpo their feet without having af
terward to explain tho movement.
They scarcely wink an eyo or sigh with
out danger of rebuke or punishment.
God help them, poor wretches.
Useful Hints for the Home Circle
Paroxysms of coughing may bo pro
vented or cured by swallowing a little
CmtoMos can bo mounted on card
board, glass or canvas. Where they do
not exceed a foot square, it is usual to
mount them on cardboard or glass. If
over that size, on canvas.
Ah a substitute for oream beat two
eggs, one ounce of sugar, and n small
piece ot butter, with a pint of warm
milk ; then put it into hot water and '
stir it ono way, until it acquires tho con
sistence of cream.
Worms in flower-pots may bo do
strojed by using common limo water,
mado by Sinking Jimo in water. Tho
solution must bo weak ; an ordiuary
sized lump of lime will bo sufficient for
six gallons of water.
To prevent pitting from smnll-pox
procure a camel's-hair brush, dip it in
some glycerine, and paint the face with
it ; the time for application is about tho
seventh day, when the lotion, prevent
ing the formation of matter, saves tho
skin from being marked.
For weak eyes, put a piece of alum
about tho size of a hazel-nut, and a
piece of lump sugar, the samo size, into
a quart of cold spring water, and stand
near the fire to dissolve ; then saturate
a little lint with tho mixture ; batho the
eyes several times a day ; destroy tho
lint immediately after using, as H must
not be put into the lotion a second time.
Linen that is placed, immediately af
ter being ironed, near tho stovo or in
the hot sun, is stiffer when dry than if
it is permitted to dry slowly. It is
good pian to lay collars nnd smalt ar
tides on a waiter nnd set them on a
kettle or other support on the store, till
they arc quite diy. A bowl of clear
water aud a clean old linen cloth is use
ful to remove any specks the linen may
acquire beforo of while being ironed.
His marriage was tho most incompre
hensible thing ho ever did throughout
his long and useful life. Mrs. Hooper
was a Tery beautiful, brilliant and great- j
ly admired woman, who moved m the
choicest Boston circles. Her position
could not have been augmented by be
coming Mrs. Sumner, although her am
bition might have been gratified, and
sho certainly forfeited her fortune. She
w.as used to bomoge from men : her
husband was accustomed to reverence
from every one. She found hvn an al
sorbed mrin, only going into society for
tbo etiquette of the thing. She was
devoted to gay life, and drew around
her a crowd of worshipers. When the
Senator, weary from his duties at the
Capitol, would at an early hour be ready
to order the carriage, the madame was
in tho zenith of her enjoyments, and I
have been told of several remarks she
was wont to make to him before people,
stinging to his self-love and mortify
ing to his pride. She is accredited with
a high temper, over which she exercised
not the slightest control. We cannot
penetrate the causes which led to the
estrangement, for Mr. Sumner never
mentioned the matter after the separa
tion, bnt who cau tell what he may not
have suffered ? His death, so immedi
ately following his wife's application
for permission to marry again, is, by
some, thought to be the effect of learn
ing the above news, his physicians
prophesying that any Eudden excitement
would prove fatal. Be that as it may,
I pity her the remorseful feelings she
i-j probably mistress of today. Wash
What MaUa-factariBg Dot.
There is many a city and town that
will appreciate tho following : One
manufactory employing a hundred men
will support an additional five hundred
people. These hundred families will
disburse annually, on the average, $750,
or $o,000 in 'the aggregate This
money will be drawn into the townfrom
the outside, where the manufactured
goods are consumed, and the interest of
his $75,C00 at 10 per cent, would be
$7,500. These hundred families, too,
would require a hundred houses, thou
sands of pounds of agricnltual produce,
and thousands of yards of cotton and
woolen goods, thus giving health and
impetus to every branch of industry.
The Temperance Movement.
The temperance crusade is no long
er tho sensation of tho day in tho news
papers, but it continues to appear n
matter of absorbing imjortauco to the
women engaged in it, and of practical
interest to tha men whoso btuiness it
so materially affects. There is no evi
dence that tho women aro wearj in their
well doing. Tho number of saloons
closed has increased from day to d-.y
until it uow exceeds a thousand, and we
look in vain for an instance in which
tho women after fairly beginning battle
have fled tho field. Their faith is of
tho kind that is said to 'remove moun
tains. It hesitates not to attack tho
eiuimv whether he be strongly in-
.. - - .
ops a iu UJ.T -
cmnati, or supported by
an angry ral-1
ble as iu Cleveland. An array of su- '
perior numbers in opposition serves ouly J
to call for moro thorough organization j
and greater perseverance on the part of
tho crusadors. Persecution arouses tho
spirit of martyrdom uud elicits sympa-1
thy for the persecuted from unexpected
quarters. A single victory encourages
a praying band to weeks of moro earn
est and devoted prayer and labor. But
a speedy victory does not seem neces
sary to keep the fire of faith aglow, j
Weeks may pass without a surrender, '
3ot the women keep on with it patitnee .
which enlists the sympathy of tho most
careless spectator and assures the ha- j
rassed liquor-dealer that, though the day
of his capitulation may be distant, it
must inevitably come. XewYork Trib-'
Healing by Faith. '
Dr. Brown Squeard, tha eminent sur
geon, iu a lecture delivered in Now
York the other day said: "The cure
of any illness which does not consist in
a disorganization of the tissues can '
often bo accomplished Avhen tho person ,
thinks that it can bo done. If we
physicians, who treat patients every
day, had tho power to make them be- ,
liovo that they aro to bo cured, wo cer
tainly would obtain less fees than we
do, and I must say that the best of uh
would rejoice nt it. mere is no noma
at all that if wo could give to patients
tho idea that they aro to bo cured they
would often bo cured, especially if we
could name a time for it, which is a
great element in success. I have suc
ceeded sometimes, and I ma' say that I
succeed more now than formerly, be
cause I nave myself tlio laitn mat J can
. j,, giving faith obtain a cure. I wish,
indeed, that physicians who are younger
men than myself, and who will havo
more time to study this quo.it.on than I
have, would take it up, especially 1 1
those cases in which there is a tunc-
;,.ni ..rwau ,..T..,.t;,, ,,1v tn ,,,,,,,
with, an it is particularly, though not
only, in thoso cases that a cure can lie
obtained. Indeed a cure may thus bo
obtained in certain organic affections ;
oven in dropsy it may lead to a cure.
You know that it wil 1 stop pain ; that
going to a dentist is often quite enough
to make a toothache disappear. I luue
seen patients como to mo with a terrible
neuralgia, who dreaded the operation 1
was about to perform, and, just at tho
timo I was to undertake it, ceased to
A Balky Horse.
Thero aro two ways of managing a ,
balky horse. My companion knew one !
of them, and I the other. His method
is to sit quietly in tho wagon, and at
short intervals throw a small pebble ut
tho horse. Tho theory is that these re-
peatcd sudden annoyances will oiierato ,
n n l,n:o' ,,-n,1 "n.wl tin rri t rv f '
on a horse s mind, and ne win try 10
cscapo them by going on. The specta-
tors supplied my friend with stones, and
he pelted the horse with measured gen
tleness. Probably tho horse understood
this method, for Jie did not notice tho ' Your life is a rich bouquet of happim-n,
attack at alL My plan was to speak yourself the sweetest flower. If north
gently to tho hor.-e, requesting him to . cm winds whisjier eonthern wishes, how
go, and then to follow the refusal by ono , happy you must be. Good night,
sudden, sharp cut of the la-h ; to wait a , Happy dream', sweet lovo. Frank."
moment, and then repeat the operation, i ISesi'ectable people" aro a lingular
Tho dread of tho coming lash after the ' set in Portland. Within a week ono re
gentle word will startle any horse. I spect.tb!e citizen was caught utealiug
tried this, aud with a certain success, jewelry, another with kid gloves stole a
Tho horse backed us into a ditch, and ! ham, a third wo arrested for stealing
would probably havo backed himself j k-iooiix, and a fourth, a " prominent
into tho wagon if I hod continued. , citizen," was picked up at midnight in
When the animal was at length ready a state of almost hopeless intoxication,
to go, Davie took him by the bridle, A HCnc,.BA.v miniter applied to a
ran by his side cosixed him into a gal- tJcket agcnt on OTjC of tho rarirorul,f for
lop, and then, leaping m behind, lashed ' .. clergyman ticket," and on tho
him into a run which had little respite l 0fricji uxprC5SinK fl donbt as to his
for ten miles, up hill and down, lie- i
monstrance on behalf of the horso was
in vain, and it was only on the return
home that this specimen Cape
driver began to reflect how he could
erase tho welts from the horse's back be-
fore his father suw them. C. I),
ncr in April Atlantic.
A clerk in a book 8tore in Louisville,
where lottery tickets were sold, laid
aside one for himself numbered 3,307.
A short time ago the proprietor of tho
store received a letter from one Perkins,
living in an interior town, stating that
ho had dreamed that 3,307 would draw
the capital prize, and requesting said
; J ; ,- .a tn iu, ,i,ai Tr,.".trV !
stated that this was the identical ticket
he bad selected for himself, and there-,
upon pulled out his moner and paid for l
itT He then wrote to Perkins that he
conld have the ticket for SGOO. StranSe
to say, the return mad brought an ac-1
e of the offer and a requet that f
the ticket be at once forwarded to Per- i
kins. This so excited the clerk that he
backed square out, and declared he
would not sell it for less than 81,000.
He was soon astounded at the receipt
of another letter agreeing to the teran
aud demanding the ticket. This so
worked upon the nervens clerk that he
refused point blank to sell it at any
price, and for fear that the priceless
ticket might get lost, he locked it up in
a bank vault. The young sian has just
discovered that the whole thing was a
hoax, played upon him by acquaistan
oes, and, whit xa worse, has foxmd out
that 3,307 drew -aothing but a blank in
the " grand scheme,"
Txkkz is a Mr. Frank Preston, aged
100 Tears, less one month, living near
San 'Francisco. He not only saw Wash
ington, bnt held his horse white Pregtca
ptre abod the iilattrioot aaintJ,
A cup of rlT ttvm th tprtn?.
U tl th HKt 4(!lftU Utnx ;
Atbdnt avll Urlnl thU 4tinU tbr nrt.
Twll ttrrljr .(Ua-uch 8e' raTBiC tMrt.
Xo, n.y jtran- !!, Jit enly tntn.
tir tknv cvr jrr ' twn my tlnuk ;
I've lwj iwil tif Ut lvMn,
Kvry n-otutr.,:, rh ufcht atctl waa.
Tb'iS hl!r iottmeriog cm wy y.
On a hot, mtlry utntcer .lay.
How .rwi'tla tin t rUr at rU
llraMc the fanurrV ny writ.
Tut oJ.l bucket mi Urk anil bnm
Thn draw It up, ywu iuy utrra,
I tilt the tvauur on top the curb.
Tin tha I drink, thU lrin U mini-.
It fr tfeM.Tour rBBiVrvJ in :
Thu, whiV I'm frc to nw my ok,
-lJ witt-rll b my only chol;
Tba tT C"'M. my contnt Urtuk,
Willie t mu fm to act aaJ ttitnk.
No', hall I aak the rrl xit.
It) tatr"V. tvlil IT wrirn U hl,
if water iltx. iHt wrt bU tnlBal,
More than all other ilrtnlx ruinUural.
If hr' horn-it, no louH hr"W ay,
Jnt tale iuj rum ami ilu aay ;
I h'lK. f.'fili il-lr. vtthMl fall.
Tutu .unJlaM with Adam' all.
I ak that yr.th. raa-h ! atjil fnj
Wlm olt frrauut tha ttrtakltn; .',
ToeUatit-a- M fKnrr( ! H-" axhttr.
Nil Jotii-er dritak that luU a rtla-l
Kit tlown that Clio drink water Mrfd I
That J uu may lit till Jwii are oWl ;
Then at thr- r-tawr f l!f may yn
Die wtlh heateu Iu jtnit Uw.
Unwelcome serenadcrs Mosquito--.
TYi-oouAi-mcAL errors Printers
A Maink girl has kilhtl liersclf by
gum ! This is not all oath.
An exchange tells of an "undertaking
wisely abandoned before it wa begun."
An impecunious citizen said the only
change ho was allowed was that of tho
Apam had ono consolation when ho
fell : Fifteen or twenty iicqunintaticcH
didn't stund on tho opposite comer aud
imigh at his mishap.
A htaiivino woman in Paterson, N.
J., driven to an excess of desperation
that savors of mad despair, was actually
forced to sjh ml her last six dollars for a
wig. J'ity the sorrows of the jM-or.
" Where did you learn wisdom ?"
lmiuired Diogenes of a man esteemed
I wise. ".From tho blind," was the reply.
" who always try their path with a stick
' before they venture to tread on it !"
, neighbors had just put on
, . ,
. , ,',.,, i n .... it...?.- i ,-
.immediately took them off again, under
i tho impression that they wei., Intuited.
' The kitten was pulled out by the tail
" The evidence nhows that ho sot up
with her night after night, and they
squozo hands and talked soft, and I
think sho ought to have about $'i.'t
damages," was tho charge of a KaiiMt
Judge to a jury in a breaeh-tf-promi.v-case.
At a party, while a yonng lady was
playing with peculiar brilliancy of
touch, a bystander bachelor exclaimed,
" I'd give tho whole world for thorni
fingers !"' " Perhaps you might get tho
whole haiuJ by asking," said the young
lady's observant mamma.
" What," exclaimed tho fashionable
Fitzwigglo to tho exquisite Miss La
Sparrowgrass "what would von lx
d.wt, if I Hlionld press tho stamp of
OVO UPOU tllOSO pealing-WaX ll)S ?
" J," responded the fairy-ltko creature,
" nhould be stationery I '
The following sweet dispatch pained
over wires to a Maino girl : "To :
t..nVil i-hnruct.r. i-iel-dmed - " If von
don't lielieve I'm a clergyman. 111 read
jOIl oue 0t- mj ncrmoas 1" Tho agent
Tv-aa.-L.ul nrnrltin tikiI liTlt
passed over the ticket, but did not insist
upon tho proof.
Kovel Watt or Rcnnwo a Boardwo
Hoche. "What do you do with so
much ?" said a gentleman at tho South
End, tlie other evening, to a bfggar-
boy. who had a basketful of provisions.
and was rohciting more. "Mother got
three new boarder last night, and two
other fellers left without paying her
Sir Henrr Thompson, th great Eng
lish doctor, has another long argument
in the Contemporary Jfrvitw in favor
f thc xncremation of the dead. At ter
demonstrating the sanitary i-ceasi.ro!
"ch -snre in al, great citie, fcsr
Henr7 B175 thLe flowing a pr-
5? ,fo' tho fnntrf wcmoiiiea:
"".-?- ""; 'iLiV.
-V -- -.- - "- -v
placed in a licht wood shell, then in a
suitable outside receptacle, preparatory
to removal for religion rites or other
wise. After a proper time has elap-ed
it is conveyed to the spot where crema
tion is to be performed. There nothing
need be seen by the lat attendant or
attendants than the placing of the shell
within a small compartment aud the
closing of the door upon it. It slides
down into thc heated chamber, and is
left there aa hour, till tne necessary
changes haTe taken place. The ashen
are then placed at the disposal of the
attend-nta." The communal council.',
of Vienna and Gratx have adopted a
proposal to establuh is their cemeteries
the necessary apparatus for cretaatkm,
"the use of which win be optional and
open to alL"
I? you desire to knew how to mke
yocr ows toQet artkka, writ acd isc&M 29
fts&tatoCtcrfel&Ce-, Bg 325, Cfektfo, TJL
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