The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, January 23, 1879, Image 2

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Oh I loosen the nl thst jou wrr, Janet,
lit ros tangle hind In your nslr, mjr rM
For the world to mi hst no lUtnlter tight
Tbanynur tuownhilr behind your shoulders
white,
A 1 Ungled hinl In ymir litlr my pet.
It W brown, with icnMnt Jtlo, Jsne-t,
It wsi finer lhn hk of the IW, my pet;
Tw bestitlful ml'l. fMI"'K down l. your
wrtitt
Twss.thtnjr.tobehriit'led.sn.l Jewelled sn.1
klvd;
Tw the tortllest lilr In the woiM, my pet.
My arm w the snn n( rlown, .IstiM,
It w sinewy, bridled ind brown, my pet;
llulwarmt) mxl mMf It lo?el to esrrM
Your round white, nook, snd your wealth of
lre,
Your bestuif id plenty of bslr my pet.
Your ryes hI swimming gift", ''"'t,
Ihm sling the ilnr oil try, my pet '.
Tbcy were gry with lhtctenrd tlne of
desk,
When the tnmt i-i iulrkrt to snip tha fly,
An-llhey watched with) our golden hslr, my
Your llpa-tml ! hare no word, Janel
They were fiedi a the twitter of hints, my
pet;
When the. Hpilng litimtu snd the ree sir
wt
With dt'w drops In ncti lxnm art,
Ami they uttrt yotir itoht brown lntr, my pel
Oh I yim lr.lrd my llf In ymir hair, Jsnel I
Tw a llken ii(1 clitrn niare, my pel t
Hut artgenllelheboteWge, '" "' ,"1' ""
plore
The. right locintliiue li 'e ryrriimrr.
With my nn.ers enmeshed In )uiir hair, my
it.
Thin errr 1 dream that km were, Junrt,
With your lips, mi.) ymir cyrt, ml your hlr,
my pel
In the. ilatkrnrd anddrrolato yeara I moan,
Ami my tear falllilttetly-ver ihe. atotm
That cotei tmir gulden tislr. hit m1.
IIAKYr.sn.NWntANIIHKUIF.S.
Mvrmrm In Hr JrMt
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ilBMtiK:'... Dr. M. lUrlln I.
ncorliiKly iIhIiImuI t!m I'mnlwrry Clly
by iho nnwninptni of rtvnl tnwtM, unit
ntitluklng tlmo Urn vlnitor It liniin-nM-il
with tint thought thnl It In no iiiIkiio.
tnor. All other lituilnnM ItitonottM tliim
iKMinv imhHorvliiiit to tliN, for thn lntr
vent In of no menu tmimrtiiui-n to n
rlvnr town of !,(KK) Inlmlillniiti, thn
Minimi Nhlpmi'iitft xninntlnHm nmchliifr
thu tixtoiintlltiK lliri'H of :IA,()00 IiiinIi
iU from thn liirpt umruli of Km'kotl
llrolliur iiml thnt of Curry llrothnni,
whom) iinltoil niitiunl (Uiiiiitllturtm nro
not fnr from $ 100.000.
Whnn thn iilokliijr lnln, In Onto
bur, thu wholo I'ouulry niuinl turmt out
ciitiuui'ti, forborry tlmn In n Kiit'o'nnlon
of gnlmlnyp, mow, womii, mill olillilnm
pouring townnU thu murxln In wliut
I'tinm nn umlloM utrcnm of httmnnlly,
nil vnvr lo ourn thu cxcullmil wnn"
Mint nrii ill wi 'n mild, i'liu noUv thronir
lii Inruly mmlo op of Hcnuifitmvliinft
ami (lurinniiH bv whom portion of tho
county nro thickly Niittlml, tho iuoii lo
quniut unrmt'iiU of xobnr homi'Mpuu.
high hooU ntnl nwkwnnlbliUK'n), ntnl
muokltiu tho tthtipiltouit luio howled
purcotnm plpo from tho Fntliorlnml,
tho woincii with Hiy colorml nlutwln
llud ovur tho hcml mul fulling on thn
BliouhUim, Nhort ntlll divmioi nml wood
i'ii flliom. (Milldri'ii of nil ngcn no
cotuptuiy tlioiu, looking inirlon (Munich
tln-xniHlln pti'iilNoly tho mtmo noiiiliro
Rttlro nn thnlr pivnmti. which jjlvcn
thorn tho npponmui'o of vorltnhlu l.lll
mitlnit. Moot of thn pllrlnu townnl
tho emnborry Mooon ;o on foot, hut
nonio rhlo In heavy funu wnoii!), unu
viu covurwl nml drnwit by hlcopy oxoti,
with wIiomi minll pneo tho phloaumtiu
furtncr ncntiiH piltn oontout. It U this
wllllupuKft to innkn hnto nlowly but
Rttroiy In tho t'tu'o for wtmllh thnt Iihh
mmlo Hulmtntitlnl fivrmoni of thn.in In
itttMrlnurt forolfrtuirn. Coining to Amor
leu with n fow ilollnn. nml puruhniln
RMiily fnrmH on which tho rualln Ynn
kco hn Htnrvi'il, nml wliloh ho U m
to anil for a muroxouKi tluuncmlurnutn
lend n llfu of fiugullty nml olfdonlnl
whloh bilngn thum n rownrd In ununlti);
thu donurt to Moimoui m tho rono. It In
it nnylng hutonlHiut thnt whnt thu Nor
woitlnu inVmor cttnnot Mill ho foodM to
hlii .UK)k, nml wlmt thoy will not out
ho kIvu to hU fnmlly; of ootirno thin In
nn oxngKorntlou, hut tho writer hm
vlnltod lliu log honnv.1 of koiuu of Iho
UM wulbto lo pooplo nud Iiim found
tholr dint to iHtiitUi Inrgoly of blnok
ryn brvnd nml thh'kviud our milk, nil
tho rout of tho funu tiroduoo going to
ninrkot. ThU frognl miwlu of living
oiui to hnvutlx. ilouhlooftoot of bono
llttlng tho fnmlly hrnlth nml of grndu
lilly filling thu domostlo oxohispior.
Thiiwomou work In tho Hold with tho
inon nml nro modoU of physical ro
buitnoKK, mivor roiiulrlng n tihynlclnn.
A dontlxt hnn nuvor yot ooon known to
oiH'rnto npon tho molr.i or hlcuiptd
Of lllPMM pOOUO, WII04U loom would ox
clt tho envy of iv pnniport'd ohlld of
fortuno.
lloro nnd thoro nmong tho proiioo
tlvo plckor.i nro n Imivj of Ainorlonn
girls who U'ino homo of comfort nud
iilonty to "rough It" on tho tnnmho.i
for n week or two. HnmU ot Wlnno
biuro ludiiiUH occmdonnlty Hln pivst,
gnlly nttltvd In bright colored govorn
tuont blnukct. tho Inxy wnrrlor or
bucks mounted on poulo, tho xpinwa
tnulglng nloug tho nnmly roadu carry
tho linpodluu'ntn," vlthtlopnppiH(o3
trapped into n framo-work ami borno
upon tho buck with tho other burdens.
Tueso IndlnniH nro tho children nnd
gmndchlldri'n of tho chlufa who (ought
unuer inu inmomi itmcumwK in wunt
U now tho Stnto of Vicoii)ln, nearly
hi.lt century ngo. For ninny yunrn
thoy hnvo huntod unmolcatcd, but woro
rcoontly removed to tho ludlnn Torri
tory, under military escort, by orders
of tho irovorniucnt, but thoy were tin
happy, and refuted to bo comforted ns
wards of the untion, so thoy mndo their
way -several hundred strong back to
tho happy hunting grounds of Wtsenu.
sin, a dfstanco of 1,000 miles; thoy nro
th same hariuless, strolling bands that
theyhnve boon for many years, but thoy
' have learned something of tho rights
of settlors and havo pre-empted certain
Midlands, which thoy affect to occupy,
d thusbccoiMo entitled to thu priv
llftes of cltir.eus, nnd enjoy Immunity
frotigoverntuent Interference.
It ras only a rollo or two from Ber
lin to tho cranberry marsh of Hsckott
Hrothers, tho pp-ildlnggrnlus of whom
fortuur Is thn Hon. IIiiIh .Sncki'tt, thn
Ixirrlo grow on n miuli which l s
Met nmr l(ldlng ns ui prwliidn tho
driving nl tenuis nctoM rxoept on a
corduroy mad hnlf n mlln long landing
to thn building" In thn centre; the drlvo
h an) thing but pl:nsniit, n thn wngon
gHs Jostlttig oter thn logs, nud thn
nnusewny Usdiinrrow thnt tenuis cnu
not pn, tnnklng It uccossury for thn
driver to keep n shnrp lMikout over lU
entlrn length, to ' thnl In.' hn thn
right of wny .Springing nenxs mm of
thndllchnM ornlther sldo otio enn pick
tlin nerhl berries from thu dillcnto
bushes which grow not morn tlmn n
foot In height thn prlimlpnl building Is
Iho wnruhoiisn wheru tho berrl nrn
Rtorml nml nf termini barrelled for
mm knt. It Is n substnutlnl frnme
strmitiire. recently btilll, Is I IH by tl
feet nnd font slorles high Troiii thu
upper windows can lnt had it compre
hensive view of Iho innrrh nnd ll busy
force of pickers, thn eyo rests upon 1W)
norcs of mnrsh, not more tlmn u iuur
terof whloh Is under eiiltivnlloti, our
whoso uren In thu busy tlmn nro sent
tored no less Unto three thousand pick
ers. A movnblo wooden rnlliotwl track
runs from thu wnrohoiiso to thu center
of opcrntlous, nnd n our Is londed with
thn lioses of berries, encli petson idek
lug Into n psu which Is then emptied Into
his box of n bushel enimcll). Tim plck
crs rccelvo n ticket lor every bushel
londed on the cnr. nud on reporllug to
thu superintendent il thu cIimo of tho
dny, rccelvo credit for the whole 'I lm
in fee pnlil Is 7o cents n bushel, nnd the
average dnj's woik Is not morn tlmn
V or 11 bushels, nud n few experts hnvu
been known lo pick seven bushels Inn
single ilny. The picking being often
hurried on account of threnteued up
pronch of frost, n second nicking Is
sometimes necessnry, for which uhoul
n dollar n bushel Is pitld. Tho our on
being londed with thu Illicit boxes Is
drawn by n team of horses to tho wnro
hoiiso, where thu berries nro hoisted on
nn elevator to tho upper stories, nml
disposed of In such manner as to secure
thn befit veutllntlon. Tho doors nro
coveted with tier upon tier of boxes of
berries, there being sometimes 70, (MX)
bushels under thu roof nt one time.
On tho ground lloorlnrgu fanning mills
urn In motion, Into which thn berries
nru running from hoppers In tho upper
stories, and all leaves nml other tmiiii
rltlc nro blown out, nfler which limy
nro put In barrels nud hauled to Merlin,
nnd from there shipped to tho Milwau
kee mid Chicago markets, A cooper
ing establishment on thu property innii
ufitclurcrt thu tunny thousand barrels
which nro annually reipilred.
Tlmipiestlou naturally arises, How
do these several thousand pickers sub
sist during thu season, for no boarding
establishment of sulllelent capacity
would be possible? Thu nnswi r Is thnl
thu liloiirlclor has erected barracks of
frame buildings for which there Is no
rental, tho pickers bonrdlug themselves;
each hoiisebelng furnished with a kitch
en stove, nml thn rooms fitted up with
bunks. Thu greatest I llarltv prevnlls
during picking time, the ulgiits being
given up to Innocent revelry nud mirth
on tho pnrt of the voung men nml
maidens, white In tlm neighboring
woods Urn Wlunelmgoes dance round
their damn tiros nud make night hide
oils with tun druukeuorgles with which
crnnheiry time Is Invariably associ
ated. tinckett's marsh Is titled by nature
for Its present use, nml Its advantages
of loentloucould not have been Imiirov
oil upon by the experienced crnnnerry
eulturlst. It Is necessary to Hood tlm
entire surface during the winter, nud
this Is rendered easy by the fnet that
thu mnrsh Is a basin lying In n wooded
table html, with an Outlet nt tho lower
end, across which has been constructed
n dam '-J'.'o yards long and four and one
half feet high, with double llood-gates
for regulating thu height of tlm over
How. As soon ns tho crop Is gathered
tho gates are dropped nnd the mnrsh
gradually becomes submerged by thu
autumn 'rains, thu molting snows ami
thu drainage from thu higher ground
until ll tiecome.i , lake, this otten
freeres ton considerable thickness, fur
nishing a skating rink that puts to
blush the contracted allalrs of that
name found In cities, tu this manner
thu soil receives its only cultlvntlnn,
nml tho tender plants are protected
from the rigors of a Wisconsin winter.
It is not uncommon for tho marsh to
bo Hooded eight or nine months In the
year, tho water not being drawn oil"
until Juno.
Of nil frult-raUlug, cranberry culture
Is the most uncertain; not more than
one season In live or six escaping tho
early frost, against wh.ch there is no
protection, and of whose nppronoh
there Is no warning, while tho vines
nro always subject lo the attacks of tho
cmniierrv worm, which sometimes tie
stroys the entire crop. The yield
of 1871 was thu largest over known,
nud was successfully harvested, but It
hns been followed by total failures or
only partial crops, Humlrc.dot thou
sands of dollars hnvo been Invested in
thu business, which Is attended with
the gnutest rlk, hut oilers tho posslbll
lly of a largo fortuno.
Princess lulseand Her Habits.
"Havo 1 seen tho princess f" writes
a correspondent In tho Hamilton tyre
oiler, "Yes, and no. I hnvo seen her
in tho street: but when walking, she is
always heavily oiled. I will tell you
something of iter hnblts, but you must
understand that In doing thls'l tell you
only what is generally kuown in Ot
tawa. One of her chief uharacturistlcs
is lovo of exercise. She may be seen
in tho dully gray mornings, of which
wo have s man)' since her arrival, at
as early an hour as 8:30. vicorouslv
walking In tho romantic neighborhood
of Htilcnu Hall, She comes to town
nearly every day not in a carriage, but
in good stout Kngllsh walking-boots,
in which she tramps through tho mud
and slush with a bold, tlrm step which
nuts to shame tho mincing ladles who,
if thoy vonturoout nt all In bad weather,
pick their way as tenderly as ll they
were walking on eggs. I met her last
Sunday, at about 4 o'clock, near tho
Cbaudtorc. Sho wns walking with His
Kxcollency and Lady Sophia MacNa
uiara. Tho Princess was drcssod In
black, over whloh hn worn a long gray
ulsteri her head was wrappwi in a
white cloud, nnd sho carried n small
cano she always appears In thn streets
with a rnnn I know Indies who would
think Ihemselres ib graded by wenrlng
ImnW wnlklng-bM)U boot tit to keep
out tlm wet, nnd with whWi tntiddv,
Ifllt 1111 -i;v, HUM .-III, rrti,- it iiiii.v, i
slushy roads might Iwi traversed with
Impunity nun tieiignis in inern, ami i ami in return i win -"
Is apparently rw much nt home nnd as I 1 had reached this xlul the other
happy, while doing her six tulle walk evening when there caumn ring nt tho
on any ImllUcrrtit road, ns she would In I door-bell, nud nfler a minute I dlscov
her drawing-room, and I fiiiiimso more ' rred Ihnl Mr Old Fogy had decided on
so Tim parly h.id walked from Itldean '
to the llisiininrc, nun wuen iney rescu
ed Dm (Sovcrnuwnt House, on their re
turn, they would hnvo covered nt least
live miles of n rough road. This was
a Kundiiy nfteruoou constitutional
This hnbll of walking eipoies tlm
Princess to much Inconvenience, for
there nru nlwuys III. bred oeople who
stnte nt nnd eteii follow Iter in thu
streets, She seems fond of shopping,
ami has already llted a uumlxr of
lending dry good housui. Hut she
does not coiitlne herself lo the llrst-elnss
houses. A few ilays ago shu was seen
suddenly to slop before a small tin shop.
Hlmssw something In tlm window-which
attracted her attention, nud after oh
sen lug It for n moment, walked Into
llitiver) humble place Now, whnt do
you support struck her fancy? A smiill
tin ten pot! A little common thing,
with a capacity of about one utip, nml
woith V.'i cents. She bought It, nml, I
inn told, put It In Imr pocket, hut this
I doubt. Now, this shows tlm utter ab
sence of that fato pride which makes
so tunny of our women onects ot mil
ciilo. Plain, simple, iiuosteiitntlous,
nir.bloniid courteous, Her Itoynl High
ness has already won the nllcctlons of
nil who have come within her liitluence;
anil there can be no doubt thnl her ex
ntnple will be of Incalculable value to
this young country, nud will go far In
checking tlm growth of thu pernicious
modes of life established among our
American cousins, which have already
done much to make our women unwo-
mntily.nuil our girls Idle and proud nnd
snobbish. )l the young women of ('an
ada watch the life of this daughter of roy
alty; let them Imitate her Industry, her
simplicity, her pure, healthy useful life,
ns well mental ns physical; tut them re
collcet thnl no life Is hnppy which Is
Idle; thnt thu highest nud purest enjoy
ment In this world Is tho consciousness
thnl wo nro constantly employed In do
lug good nnd being useful, nud '.he
most wretched of nil lives is that of tlm
woman of fashion, or of tlm girl who
spends her lime in the whirl of social
excitement.
Naming the llnhy.
"What shall we name the baby?" Is
an Important question this year, for the
crop, like the wheat, wns ueer better.
ll li rather soon to undertake to grade
them as "No I, No. V, oi rejected,"
nud your head nud reputation nro both
safer to pronounce to the entire lot No.
I; but the question as to names must be
settled nt once. One would think that
nothing wns caster than naming the
baby, for the world has been full of
mimes for six thousand years; yet It Is
it subject thnt elicits the gravest ills
cusslou tu tlm family, nnd reaches out
to the "advisory hoard" of the neigh
borhood, ami often ends In open ills
satisfaction, or acompromlse, by which
the poor child goes through life curry
ing a cognomen crushing through to
break the constitution and make tho
life of the bearer miserable. A long
name Is always a disadvantage. For a
boy who enters tlm marts of trade a
double name Is often a safeguard, nml
especially so when tlm middle letter Is
one seldom used In proper names. Tlm
leading name should be short nud easily
spoken, nud the fnel Is too apparent to
every one that If such is not tlm case a
nickname is sure io follow. Tho case
of a tlrl Is entirely dlllerent. No girl
should bo burdened with a double
name, no mutter how many aunts or
grandmothers nro to bo honored by no
doing. A girl should have a single
name, nud that, should be pronouncea
ble nud muslonl. Mohltiinlo or .lorn
slin nnd like mimes may be good and
substantial enough, but a young lady
sooner or later revolts, l'.very young
lady, ns a matter of course, expects lo
marry, and should not lose her family
name by so doing, hut simply add thnt
of her 'husband. She should get her
double name by this Important net of
her life nud not boforo.-('A.Vujo In'.er-
tJlYUfJ.
Murphy's (ueer Patch.
Nf w York Sun.
Francis Murphy secured his llrst hea
then nt his Cooper I'nlon meeting Inst
evening. At the clo'O if the speaking
after llrother Murphy had shouted,
"the congregation will como up nml
sign the idedgol"- nud while men and
lnys were putting signatures to the
cards nnd navlng their buttonholes
adorned with blue rlbtHUis.Col.Colwell,
of Klmlrn, caught a struggling speci
men of humanity by the nape of the
iicoK and hauled mm over tt latilo on to
the platform, While tho queer catch
was dangling over the space between
Dm table and the platform, thu Colonel
veiled with great enthusiasm, "Hem he
Is a heathen Chinese." Somebody
suggested that the subject was a.lapa
uese, whcrcujHin tho euthuslnstio Colo
nel shouted, "Well, :t heathen Japanese
it's all in thu family." And while
thu gentleman spoken of In such famil
iar terms was putting his signature to
one of iho pasttdMtaru pledges, the Col
onel continued to shout thnt this glori
ous movement was gathering them
from tho uttermost ends of tho earth.
When tho reclaimed follower ot Con
fucius nud late disciple of Hacohus was
permitted to again rest his feet on tho
level of tho nail, ho held in his hand a
crumpled card, to which ho clung with
tho pertinacity that characterises his
race, and on Oils card was tho signa
ture, "Japanoso Tommy."
Uo'.urn equity and Justice for evil
dono to you, and pay gwHlne.ssbygood
mvis. Iloth houses of tho Nebraska Legis
lature were tvrmsncntly orulied, Jtnuuy
7th. C 11. XUUiewKio, of Msilbon county,
wss elected 8pcVtr ot the Uoum-, nut tt. I).
Slsuctittr, at Lanr.Mrr county, Chief Clerk.
In the Senate, Shetwixvl llurr wm rhoca tVe
retsry, sn.t 0. 11. IHbco:k, AwUUnt freer,
rctsry.
F.DLCATIO.I.
A MaloffMr This I Topic.
"Now, children, you have told nio
how many members wn hnvo in the
legislature, who presides over each
bdy, how laws are made, and how
irr-lf. 111!- in n w, c IlliVI.', nil., II.J--
often a United Htntes senator isolected,
another nttnek, lie umnrit to give um
tits this time He brought along two
or three teneh-TS with him, nnd they at
onto wnlk-d Into my school room. I
did nt lirsl hnve a sign of "Stnte Prison '
ttvtir thu door, so ns to make It seem
like, n regular school house to tho pu
pils, but, as they insisted iiou regard
ing ll ns a novelty, I reunited tlm sign.
"Well, you have Utii teaching, I
see?" ofosirved Mr Old Fogy
"Yes, six of llme children belong In
the Dotghliorhood, nnd don't attend any
regular sehool."
"Wo don't exactly agree on thu ohool
question, on know''' ald Mr. Old
Fogy. " ou did rather stump mo thu
other night, but I'd like ion to nsk
some of tluHf-lesehersHfewouestlons,"
"Very well, Mr. Illnnk, how many
bushels of wheal will make n bxrrel of
Hour r'
"Why, that Isn't, nregulnr question,"
he replied ns he lonkcdiirotind
"Isn't It? Your arithmetic says that
sixty pounds of wheat make a bushel,
nud bei-aiHe ll does not say how in any
bu-hels make u barrel of llour the
fanner who Is llgurlnjr o his tear's
supply must lie left in ignorance. Hero
Is I'linrllu -only iilnuy ears old -he may
answer."
"Now Mr. Illnnk, can you name thu
more prominent stars ?"
"I enn sir."
"I thought so, hut can you tell me
how ninny upokes there are In tho front
wheel of a buggy can any of you ?"
"I protest Pr cried Mr. Old Fogy,
but they didn't answer for all that.
"Well, Mr. Illnnk, cnu you translate
l.atln?"
"I enn sir."
"No doubt of It; but can you tell mu
how to preserve elder?"
"There you go again!" cried Mr. Old
Fogy, bul none of Incut could tell.
"Are you familiar with cube-root,
Mr. Illnnk?"
"I am."
"Hut can you tell mu the salary of
our (lovernor?"
Noun of them could.
"Try some of tlm ladles," suggested
Mr. Old Fogy, after a fow more ques
tions, "All right. Miss Illnnk. are you
good in nlgebra?"
"I think so."
"And can you tell me how many
vnrds of cotton to buy for a pair of
pillow slips?"
"Why. no."
"Do you know what will take stnlns
out of a table-cloth or grease spots out
of a earputr
"No, sir."
"Can you mix a mustard plaster, tell
urn a ready family antidote for poison,
suggest a family remedy for a cold or
sore throat, tell mo how many yards in
a bunch of dress braid, the number ot
ymdsof ticking to make a bedtlck, .i
way to remove paint from windows, or
how to make gruul for tlm sick?"
"No. sir."
What tiro yon driving at?" Indlg
nanllv demanded Mr. Old Fogy.
"I'll let my class go and tell you.
Let mo llrsl remark that I haven't ask
ed n question which these children hero
can't answer. This little girl will prob
ably answer everything I have asked
Miss lllank, and yet she Is not ten years
old. A month ugo I told her that alum
ami brown sugar mixed together would
relievo croup. A week ago, nt dead of
nighl. rou sod from sleep by her parents
and tlm walls ot her sick brother, she
prepared the remedy while her fnther
was after the doctor and her mother
was excited nnd helpless, nud lu hnlf
nn hour the croup wns gone. You nsk
mo whnt 1 tun driving nt' Women nro
called helpless, and we do not look to
seo them hnvo presence of mind. Why
are thoy so? Simply because they tuny
know nlgebra by heart, nnd et not
know whnt is an antidote for almost
every poison. They learn astronomy,
and yet don't know what is good for a
burn, or hw to stop the nose bleed.
They know all about holany, nnd yet
cannot tell what to do for it person who
lias fainted it wny,
"Hut I'm not n housekeeper," pro
tested Miss lllank.
"No; well, every woman looks for
ward to marriage; thoy were born to.
Kvery female expects "to marry rich,
but not one lu live hundred can .so mar
ry ns to throw tlm entire reponsimuiy
ot her house on hired help. Six out of
ten may have a .servant, but, unless the
inlstres's knows how things should go,
what can Ikj expected of the girl? As
tho lady sits In the parlor nml reallres
thnt she can draw, plavthe piano, road
French, tho help, lelt to experiment
and having no Interest, breaks, smash
es, ud throws away, ami thu fnmlly
tiro soon looking for a chenper house.
Miss Hlank hero may marry and never
lift a hand, but it she knew every duty,
if sho know remedies nnd recipes
wouldn't she have more solf-rellanco
and bo better prepared for tho respon
sibilities. "Can you natno any married ladv In
Detroit who makes use of algebra? tan
you name one who is ever inconven
ienced for the want of a knowledge of
giHiinetry? Do you know of one who
wouldn't trade 6lT all her Iatln for a
euro for corns?
Mr. Old Fogy said that ho thought It
looked as if wo would soon havo a snow
storm.
Then take tho other side. Wo do not
teach our Iniys to Ihj observing, ami
then wo turn aroumi and call them
heedless. Wo pass tho thitigs of ev
eryday life to let them grasp at tho the
tvtlcal; thov thus lHeonie helpless; they
can name the planets, but they cannot
tell tho suo ot a nrtck; tnoy can name
every ancient philosopher, but can't
put up tho stove-plpo; they can tlguro
in cube root, but they can't tell all wool
cloth from halt cotton. Wo let them
attend school for years, nro proud to
tind that they know so much, and then
discover that they can't tell why hick
ory wood will burn longer than pine,
and wo bear somebody say of them;
Ho has a fine education, but no bono
sense.'"
Mr. Old Fogy mentioned that It was
getting very late.
"Now, then, some of yoj tell me of a
business man who has made hi money
through a classical tducatlon Tell mo
one lawyer who wins by flowery seech
es and I'll name you a dozen who win
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oy arguments which cti-ii oij-i iu -.
gesi. ,umn n mercunn. woo i-
random, as we educate children, and I
will name the dny of his failure. Name
one who enn tdl jou how to stw out a
boot-Jack, build tin leo-box. putty in a
pane of glass, mix pal til. or hang a
gnto, nud I'll show you that he is do
ing a safe buslm-sn dictated b) observ
ation and common sense l.at year a
geutlemnn with a tine collegiate edu
cation opened n grocery store on a
certain street in this city, asking no
advice as to location and making no
observation on the movements of the
public. He had got nleel) opened
when a bootblack called in one day and
bluntly said. .
"(limine n cent's worth of peanuts I
"Peanuts ' Hoy, I don't keep a pea
nut stand !" was the iiuligunntreply.
"You won't keep even a peanut stand
here two months from now P chuckled
the lad. as he lounged out. ,
In live weeks there wns a failure, nnd
the grocer was 'l.tsOO wvsh out of pock
el In Mtcn week s tltu The observ
ing ho knew that sUinl was too far
down town becnuso he had watched
the movements of the people who
bought at retnll. Thu grn-er had been
nt Yale college, nnd he didn't deem It
necessary to know tt lump poit from
n salt barrel In order to establish a
trade.
Tlm other day tt lady, who can sponk
severul languages, and who graduated
with high honors nt Vussnr. wanted
soiiiii mince pies made and put away
for New Year's. Neither of her ser
vant girls knew how to make them, nnd
so the lady went out nmong her neigh
bors. Shu tried to remember whnt
they told her, but her pies were mndo
wltliout sugar or salt, ami with only
one crust. When told why "they
tasted like bnsswood chips" suo burst
into tears and sobbed out;
"They educated mo to be nti Idiot In
stead of a woman I"
Decrease lu the llellef In Wltrlirrnft.
A doctrine, tho denial of which two
centuries ago In Nuw P.nglnnd would
have been considered proof positive of
lutldel tendencies, nud n long stride to
ward atheism; a doctrine which thu
most reverend divines Identilled with a
standing or fulling Hlbte; which was
commended to favor by the nlmn-t con
current voices of the learned of pre
ceding Christian ages, which bishops
and councils had stamped with a sol
emu approval; on the ground of which
death nnd been lntllcted on thousands
upon thousands of men and women, es
pecially from the thirteenth century on
wards tills doctrine has no disap
peared. It Is alien to our consciences.
It is no longer Included In the stock of
religious beliefs. The tlrst skepticism
respecting It was resented nnd deplored
by good men, ns an evidence of the de
generacy "of tlm present age"- that
bad "present ago" which good men In
uvery generation have pronounced to
lie worse than any other before It. The
tlrst signs of the obsolescunce ot this
ancient belief woro observed with dis
may by sincerely pious men, who ralli
ed for the defense of the faith, and
grasped tho ark more tenaciously the
morn they saw tl In danger. They liurl
ed their proof-texts "Thou shall not
sutler a witch to live;" they spurned
tho novel Interpretation which made a
witch to lie n mere higgler; they shout-'
oil "Sadduceo;" they scattered their
snrcasms on the elVrontcry ot the new
lights who fancied themselves on a lof
tier pinnacle than tlm generations be
fore them. All wns lu vain; the obso
lescent belief soon became obsolete; tho
eighteenth century smiled nt the credu
lity of tlm seventeenth; nnd the nine
teenth century docs the sniiui. Witch
craft, along with faith in it, has van
ished: tho (levlls who helped their hit
man allies to pinch ami prick sleeping
children, sometimes to poison cattle
and upset milk palls, havo taken their
llighl. Salem Is quiet from the incur
sions out ot Tartarus; it is actually, as
well as nominally, a city, Gradually,
nnd yet rapidly, men came to disbe
lieve "what they had before believed.
Kmnnclpated from the old tenet, they
begun to deride It as a weak supersti
tion. Spasmodic clTorts to save the de
caying doctrine proved uele Kven
tho poicnt voice of Wesley fell ou list
less cars. Sumlity Afltnioori for Jim
wiry. How Kalaitiaxoo Was Named.
Hon. .lames Miller writes as follows
to the editor of the Kalatnaoo (Mich.)
Ttletimihi "KalaninwHi is a nnme
particularly unique, peculiar nud no
ticeable, and tlm people of the town
bearing it may well regard It as a calico
ot f, llcitatloti that so early In their
history they lost tho name of llron-on
ami found this for a substitute, nor will
I quarrel with tho logic which asserts
the rose to imell ns sweet If bearing
some other nnme, but will assort that
Kalamazoo would lose something of
Its popular aroma If Its original name
continued to adhere to It. Tho fact
that thn word Kalamazoo is found In
tho fancy phrase of tho boys of the
period, in the names ot monitors nnd
Thames steamer, and, in a word, is
among tho popular wonts of all people
who talk Kngllsh, settles the question
that It is a good name, and also that a
name is a good thing betttr than
riches, 1 think somebody ald. You
are a little fast, however," Mr. Editor,
In assuming that Kalamaxoo was also
far-famed before tho white m.xn had
over seen tho ilver that bore that liquid
name.' You ought to know that the
aborigines, however fond thoy may
bo ot liquid,1 bad nono in their lan
guage, and that in tho fixing up of Kal
amazoo tho nasal letter was extracted
thorufrom and tho liquid 'P inserted.
Tho Indian name ot your river was
Ko-Kanaruazoo.' The Indian never
was ablti to pronounce tho sound of the
letter !,' as, when a boy, I often caused
him to attempt to do, but without suc
cess. It U a matter which I much re
gret that tho names given to our Mich-
Igaii localities to so great au extent have
passed by the word which might ap
propriately have bn taken from the
rernacular of the Indians for them, and
while the placrs like Muskegon,
Newaygo, Mnnlster. Mackinaw, Pes
toxky, and the like, afford pletlng ex
atopies nf the correct principle of no
menclature In this rognrd; others are
miserably affected in ihnt some early
bumpkin proprietor of a platted quar
ter section or a river fraction ha bs'cn
able to past his Interesting (to hlmelf)
patronymic mlowo the ages; or else,
equally unfortunate for its future In
habitant some wldi-awake founder of
a city j)ut has sought to hasten Its
growth by giving It omo adjective
significance b duliblnglKirand Haven
or (fraud Kaplds, whejlmth towns tvoro
only made osiblo by being on the
hanks of tho beautiful river known by
thu rod men as OuislUfniong."
OLD St.' (OOL IMSITPL1NK.
Iltitr tlo IhmlNIi II"". I--.1 w
Iff lMMlllft.
There were two curious hit of dis
cipline at thnt school: one, that when
ever a boy committed a grnve offense
evert" boy of tho ch ol wns made a
party to ft; and a penitential letter was
written home by every boy precisely lu
thu same terms Here Is an Instance:
One night, ns we followed the ushurs,
two and two dow n a passage from tho
school room to our bod room, William
snld to mo.
(Jcorge, I linto thnt usher fellow."
"So do I." I snid.
"I shall spit on his back," said he.
"Pleaso don't," said I, "wu shall Imth
bo strapped."
Strapping wm administered with :t
ileco of carrlnge trnco with buckle-
Miles lu It, through which the nlr rush
ed as It defended on the hand.
"1 shall spit ou his back," hu said,
nnd, ns I expected, tlm usher having, I
suppose, henrd whispering, turned
round, nud he wns caught in the net,
Thu next morning, nfter due person
al treatment of tho leading culprit by
n process more painful than strapping,
we were nil drawn up In single liloui
tlm school room, nml every boy, older
and younger, hnd to write from dicta
tion, and then to copy from his slate,
on n piece of letter paper, the letter
following. (Icttcrs then cost eight
(H'tico each):
Mr Dkau Pauknts Wn havo com
mitted tt great sin. For William 1 Jetti
son spat on tho usher's back when wu
went to bed. I remain your affection
ate sou, AKTIIL'lt Siiiht."
There wore four Shirt brothers in the
school Arthur, Lionel. Frederick nml
Augustus Shiru I draw a veil over
the feelings nud expressions of the
Shirt parents upon opening tho four
letters, price two shillings and eight
pence.
Tho liko thing happened ngal a while
I was there, upon thu occasion of buy
ing apple tarts from an old woman
over thu piny ground wall. In this
case thu sin win of a more general
character, but, its in thu other case, wns
made universal:
"Mr Dkak PaukntsWo havo com
mitted A grent sin. For we have bought
apple tarts without tho leave ot tho
master, when wo have plenty to cat,
ami that of the best quality. I re
main," etc.
Tho other point of discipline was,
that every boy who had not conducted
himself well during thu week hnd no
mutton pie on Saturday. Now. this
gave the mutton tile a moral elevation
lu Its own nature It did not deserve, be
ing composed of whnt was left on tho
plates the preceding days of tho week.
William hnd been at school at Kshcr,
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Kdward, be torn Sunliury. There, ono"
Sunday in.nrning, having lost his hat,
ho was made to walk to school in a
straw coal-scuttle bonnet of one of the
daughters of tho house. Thu ways of
discipline aru various.
A Chapter on Sllnirs.
New Vork Orrtile
Tho pain unused by tho sting of a
plant or Insect is tho Jesuit ef a certain
amount of acid poison Injected in tho
blood. The tlrst thing to be done Is to
press the IiiIh of a small key tlrtuly on
tlm wound, moving thu key from side to
sidu to facilitate the expulsion of thu
sting and its accompanying poison.
Thn sting. If left in thu wound, should
bo carefully extracted, otherwise it will
greatly increase thu local irritation.
The jMiison of stings being acid, com
mon sense .kjIiiLs to the nlknlios us tho
proper means of cure. Among tho
most easily procured remedies may bo
inentloncif soft soap, liquor of ammonia,
(spirits of hartshorn), smelling salts,
washing-soda, quicklime made Into a
paste with water, lime-water, the Julco
of tin onion, tobacco juice, chewed
tobacco, bruised dock leaves, tomato
juice, wood ashes, tobacco ash and
carbonate of soda. If the sting bo
severe, rest and coolness should lm lidd
ed to thu other remedies, moru especi
ally In the care of nervous subjects.
Nothing Is so apt to make thu poison
nctlve hh heat, and nothing favors Its
activity less than cold. Let tho body
bo kepi cool and at rest, and the activ
ity ot thu poison will be reduced to a
minimum. Any active exertion where
by tho circulation Is quickened will In
crease both pain and swelling. If thu
swelling bo severe, the part may bo
rubbed with sweet oil or a drop or two
of laudanum. Slings In Iho eye, ear,
mouth or throat sometime- "lead to
serious consequences; In such cases
medical advice should always bo sought
for as soon as possible.
The PhyslcUB.
Tho Ilfo of a physician Is a Ilfo of
contradiction. Ho Is misrepresented,
abused, and derided, yet ho is sought
for wllh avidity, and freely received
Into the bosoms of families. His opin
ions can blanch the cheek, or suffuse
tho eye with tears of joy; and his lips
are as closely watched as if from them
proceeded the assurance of life and
death. Ho lives by the woes of o'Jiers;
and while he would starve If confined
to tho profession If constant health
were tho attribute nf our race, ho is en
dcavoring to banUh sickness from
among men While success in his
avocation would ruin him forever, ho
Is always warring against his own In
terests. Ho severe to yourself and Indulgent
to others; you thus avoid all resentment.
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