The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, January 30, 1879, Image 2

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IT AITNM TaKJUSO.
Tears, Ml tears, I know tot whst iti7 mean,
Tears frtra the depths of am dlrln ilrtpslr,
MtM in (he heart, ami gslfesr In th eyes,
la looking, on lh hsppy autumn (folds
Aad thinking of (he days thai are no more.
Fresh k first beam gtltterfne on a tall
That llr-fa our frlrnls up from Uie under
worM,
tkul a (bo hut, whlfti reddens orrr one
That sinks th all we lore below the tercet
ftossd, to ilrtnge, the dtjra lhl ara no morn
Ah, sad and strange, a In dsrktummtr dawn
The earliest tp of half-awakentd birds
To dying M' l'n "nto j'" JM
The- casement slowly irrowe a glimmering
square;
Ho m1, to strange, the dsya that are no more,
Ibjar as remembered kle after death,
Anil sweet at Ihnte by holet fancy feln'd
On llj that are for others t deep a lore
Weep a rirtt lore, and wild with all regret
Oh, death In life! I he day that are no more.
THK TtTIS HKAl'tSliKTH.
I'hrt PMer r m Hnpst- IsUcstvrrr.
I will not threaten you, Hilton.
Tfcars ago 1 made my will, and yon will
bo my liulr, I shall not niter otio Una
ol Hint document, boeniiso I will not
bribe you to tlo my will, or oven to Imi
nn honornlilo mnn. Von may marry
whom you will, mny defy my wishes In
every wny, and lose nil my lovo nnd
mspect, out tin) moony will Mill he
.yours."
Tliu (iilck, indlgnnnt lluali on Hilton
1 memo's face, the sudden erect iicju of
IiIr figure, toll! Hint lit uncle had wall
calculated tho effect. of his words; tru
ly, with hi trunk brown oyes, his sen
sitive mouth, Iiln hronil whiUi brow, ho
looked lltlln hku n mnn to bo bribed,
but it wan as easy to road that hn coulil
be ruled by hi affections. Wliuu ho
poke hU volco wiu low and Iiln tono
pleading,
'Do you moan, Uncle Uoorgo, thnt I
ealin.ll loan Your lovo nnd respect If I
tunrry AdaVlllol?"
"Or nuy other woman who U nbso
.tittdy nobody. Whnt do you know of
Jier?rt
"Only Hint alio I tlio loveliest, noblest
woman I ever saw. If you know her
you would lovu her."
"Yes yes; but I moan, what do yon
know of nor family?"
"Only whnt alio told mo herself; that
3ir mother illud of poverty, after strug
gling lo support herself by her ncodlu.
They woro miserably poor for a long
tltno, nnd thou Mm. Wlllot lii'Knn to
fflvo woi k to Ada' a mothor Wliuu alio
dlod Mra. Wtllwt took Ada (i hur own
lioinn, and, after lvln her overy ad
vautngo her own olilld oould have m
Joywl, ailopted hr."
,What wna her own niuunf"
Smith."
"Ilnhl" mild Mr. Hilton, with ovvry
oxprcnalon of deen dlBilt. "Well.
marry hur, If you will. Your iroaut
ftiiownnco aiiau no iiouuiuii, out you
need not bring her hnroj" and with a
audilou tlua-ciiena ho ndilod i "I want no
woman hero to remind mo of a oaat
at... L..t.
oow i nati lorgoiion."
Never, In all Ida reoollvutlon of Iiln
jrravB, iilot uncle, hail Hilton anon him
mo moved. HN volco wan aharp an with
the naiiff of aoitio aitddon memory, Ida
ayes HiiMird, nnd Ida whole fminotretn
bled with emotion.
"You arc a man now,' ho aald, with
one of tlioao ntrnngo Impulaivi to coiill
lenc that often aeUea the moat ro
ewrved of men, "a man Hooking a wifo.
1 will tell you what has uovur before
iiajwml my lip to any living being. I
liave a wifo aoniowhere, and a ohlld, It
may be.'
Utter Mlonlihment knot Hilton illll.
"H'a my own innlt," Mr. Hilton con
tinued, "that 1 m a lonely, mlaerablo
wan, Inatend of a happy hunband and
father. Twenty ycare ago, when 1 wai
naat forty yean old, I fell in love. Fell
(a love, for 1 wax fairly liuano over
Myra Dolauo when 1 had aevn hur but
three time. I courted her with eager
attention, rich present, flattery, overy
faaclnatlon 1 could command. 1 wan
not an unaltraotlvo man at forty. I had
traveled uxtuntlvoly, had been a cloao
atudent, wan emphatically a aoclety
sBian,a auccoaaful lawyer, and command
log Urge wealth. Myra waa twenty
five, auerhly hnndaome, aoconiplialunl
and graceful.
"I thought Mho loved mo. I thought
there was only trtut and devotion In
Uie lovellghtof hnr largo bluo eyoa, the
varying wilor upon her cheek. We
were married, traveled two years on
the Continent, nnd ihvn returned to
thla homo and oouued It doom to ao
clety. Our child wa nearly n year old
when we cntue home, nnd what love 1
could spare from Myra I gave to baby
Aana.
"Wo were very popular, being ho.
pltablo and generous, gntherltignrouud
ua rellned people, and both exerting
ourolveto the utmost for the pleasure
of our guest. Hut while wo were trav
eling, all In nil to each other, there
was sleeping In my heart a demon who
stirred lo life when we returned.
"Strong a my lovo I found my leal
ousy. I was nn Idiot a mad, Jealous
Idiot for I stung a prouel, sensitive
woman to contempt of my opinions, do
Masco of my unworthy suspicious.
Now I can see that Myra was but till
lag her proper place la society as host
m or guest; but then, blinded by my
jealousy, 1 grudged any other man a
pleasant look or n cheery word, I can
st tell you now of even' aceuo that
anted her love to fear and dislike. She
bewawe pale and miserable, often sul
Um aad defiant Finally she left mo. '
Uftjour
"Ioaate home oao afternoon, after
ooadacUng aa Intricate criminal case,
aad found a aote upon my table, telling
ate Mvra could ao longer endure the
Ufa of consUnt quarrelling and r
proaeh. She had takeu her child aad
woald aever retura to aie."
"Did she not go to her relatlreBr'
"8b4 had butfcw. Her father died
while we were abroad, aad having beea
coltkred a rich man, was found to
hare left leas thea his funeral eipeuse.
She had aa aunt aad sosae couslu. to
all of whom I weat, but who denied all
kaewhtdfe of her. After searchluir
with the eageraee of pcalteaee deep
and sincere, and love moit profound, l
finally advertised, and even employed
private police investigation. It was
all In rain. 1 never found wife or
child."
"Yet jou think they live "
"1 cannot till. I remained hern for
five ynr, nnd then, a you know, went
to see my only alatcr, djlng of consumption."
"And to become my second father."
"Ye, mv loy. t found you, my lit
tle unmesnko, a sobbing boy of twelve,
heart-broken over 3 our mother's lllne.
and death. You know the rent of my
llfo-hUtory. I retired from the tumult
of my profusion, traveled with you,
mndn you my own Interrit In life. You
tilled my empty housnand heart, for I
loved you Hilton, a denrly as I loved
my baby dnughter who childhood is
a cloaeil, snnlrd book,"
"Hut, Uiioln (icorge, can nothing be
done now?"
"Wo have I wen In IOiidon throe
j ears, nnd every month there ha been
an hdvertlscment only Myra would un
derstand In tlm loading papers. I have
tiuvorjhad one lino of answer. No, my
boy, it Is hopelens now. If In tho f it
turo you ever know my wifo nnd ohlld,
I trust them to your euro and gener
osity," ft seemed as If, In tho excitement of
his recital, Mr. Hilton had forgotten the
conversation thnt hnd immi'dintely siig
gested It. Ho rote from his sent, and
opening a cabinet in tho room, brought
brink a small box. Ilcontnluud n brace
lutof hnlr with an Inexpensive clnsp,
nnd a lockot.
"When wo iroro In Paris," ho snld,
"1 hnd this bracelet mmlo of Myrii'a
hnlr nnd mlnu woven together; aim hn
tho coiupniilon one. This tiny eoll of
cold In the elanp was out frcin tho
bnb) henil, our little darling, ttieti but
three mouths old. It must have been
aoiuo lingering lovo that in ride Myrn
still keep the lirn:elet llko thin whluh
alio woio conntiiitly. Whnt In the unit
tcr, Hilton f You uru n white nn
death."
"Nothing. In your wife's picture in
tho looket r
"Yen. You sue how bunutlful alio
wns F"
"I sen more thrtri thnt," said Hlton;
"nnd yet I dnro not tell you whnt I
hope. Will you give 1110 one little hour
to see If "
"If whntf"
"Only ono hour I will bo back then."
"Htopl" Mr. Hilton orl.nl. slinking
with excitement. Hut his nephew vn
gone.
Hoping, fenrlng, not knowing what
to hope or four, Mr. Illllouwutiihcil tho
clock till the honr wtot over. Ho wnUeil
up nml down, ho tried to rend, ho lived
over ngnln thnt print whoso remorseful
memories hnd been so vividly recalled.
With Myrn'n picture before him, ho
thought ngnln of that wild, llereu lovo
thill liitd oeeu his hnpplnesn and his
bllghu
"Why wns 1 not culm, roanoimbln .is
bccniiio my venrs and ponltlouf" Ik
naked hluuelf, bitterly. "Why did I
lvo a boy' lovo Ui n woman who had
ved In society, nnd respeutud all It
requirements? I lived an Ideal life
Myra the actual one nrouud us. Where
Is Hilton? What can he know? Whnt
has he discovered? Only three minutes
gone, and It seems n day since ho wrvi
lierw."
Hut oven before tho hour wan over
Hilton leturned. In his engernoss to
(mention him, Mr. Hilton did not notice
that he came throuirh the draw 11
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room to the library where ho wnltei
leavlnir the door a little open.
"Whero have jou been?" Mr. Hilton
asked.
"To procure this," Hilton answered
gravely, plnclug in his uncle's baud the
duplicate of the bracelet upon the initio.
Tho siinui braid of sunny brown hnlr,
Willi hero and there some of raven blnuk
streaked with gray; tho ame stonily
iiuwji wiiu n weo con 01 oany curi un
der the glass; the same lettering, too
Myra and Oeorge twined together with
fantasllo scrolls and twists. Forsevernl
momunts there was deep silence. The
old man could notspvak, and the young
one would not break In upon what he
felt to be a sacred emotion. At last,
lilting up his head, Ooorge Hilton ankedt
"Does Mra live? Can sho forgive
me?"
"It U years since sho died," Hilton
answered, "but surely, In heaven, sho
has forgiven you. She never spoke of
you to your child but In words of re
spect and affection, though sho always
spoke of you as dead.
"My ohlldl You know my child?"
"I know and love her. lo you not
guess, Uncle Ooorgo, whero I saw that
brncelet whoso duplicate I rocogtiUcd
nt once, whose face Is a living copy of
the one in your looket? Must 1 tell
you that t'.io child Mrs. Wlllot tenoned
from poverty, and adopied for her own,
Is my cousin, nnd your daughter?"
"Aha Smith?"
"Smith was the namo her mother
thought most probably would boNt con
ceal her Identity, nnd Ada was tho
namo of Mrs. Wfllet's only child, who
men m intauoy."
"Hut why have you not brought her
to me?" asked Mr. Hilton, with almost
a sob In his volco. And as ho spoke,
tho door Hilton had left ajar opened,
and across the threshold stepped a tall,
beautiful girl, with sunny brown hair,
and largo blue ejes, who waited timid
ly until her father came quickly to meet
her.
"Anna!" he said, softly. "Can this
be my baby my woo daughter? It
must be, for It Is my Myra, who baa not
grown old ami gray, as I have, but
lives In perpetual youth. My child, I
once wronged your mother, but have
sorrowed and repented for that wrong.
Can you forglvo me?"
Tho tears were falling fast f rem Anna
Hilton's eyes, and her volco was tremb
ling with sobs, as she saldt
"My dear fatherl"
That was all; but as George Hilton
folded his child In his arms, he knew
that ho was torch en, nnd for him at
last there might be happiness in mak
Ing others happv.
Good Mrs. Wlllot mourned and re
joiced at once over her loss and her
adopted daughters good fortune, but
consoled herself with the thought that
Ada must have left her lo bo Hlltou's
wife, and, after all, they would still be
neighbors.
llut sho would not give her up until
after a most brilliant wedding, and
1 org union oniy welcomed in daugh
ter lo her home when he also gave ten
der greeting to Hilton's wife,
An Eitraordlmry CalcalatUa.
Tho earth I but to the Uniterm a a
uraln of sand U lo tho aeashore, let In-
slgnllleant a It may ceo 111 In such a
toinparlson, It U, iievertltee. when
surveyed by finite liiltuli, a globe of
noituan prntMtrtloiu, This iiniiidntio
sphere contains 1,00'J geographical cu
bic miles! In the mure expression of
llirures no pnrtlcular vanities may here
seem to bo Implied, but lei us anal) no
tho proportions of a cubic mile and our
Idea will not only alter In this rcH-ct,
but we will stand aghast at the mngnl
tilde of thin glolte, which ruvolven with
such awful slleiiro overy 'i hours. Im
agine a chest or box loliavo tho length,
width and depth of but one of lfieM
mllos, and then let u see whnt It would
contain.
To iH'gln, cimt In nil tho factories,
public buildings, monuments, private
dwelling, rrtilwAji, tiny, ever) thing
that has been built bv man In America,
add to that thoo of Asia, Africa ami
Australia, and the work Is but begun.
Take up the churches, towers ami all
other structures In lttulon, Paris, Mer
lin Hamburg, Kt. Petersburg, Con
stHtiliuopIo In short, those of oory
city nod town in Koropo, Add to that
all the steamers nnd vessels 011 the
ocenn, Wlml Is the result? Our trunk
Is scarce hnlf f u 111
Let us now nvnll ourselves of the
humnii rare. Pack them In like herring
In rows, nnd put l'.'.OOOIn a row -1,000
of these rows mnko one stratum of 18,
000,000 just room enough for the
Americans. Helweeu each Injcr (to
mnko a neat job) let tin sprinkle straw
and dry leaven thirty feet between onch
In) or (which would require all there Is
In tho world), nnd then pnek In tho
fl.000,000 of Australians nml lA.OOO.OW)
Asiatics, nnd this will complete the
second stratum nnd thus continue
until ou hno the remnlulng liOO.OX),
000 Asiatic , nnd the reiunlmler of
iiopulnllon, mtiklng In nil 1, 100,000,000
In about thirty strata. Now tho client
lu about half full, and It would require
about fifteen times the number of men
to till the remaining space. What shrill
wo do to complete the work? Hnppy
thought. I.er us take tho auluinlsl
Hut, oh cruel dlsnppoliitiuentl oven if
we Include tho whole living crentlou,
our chest will by 110 mentis bo lilted.
And all thin is but one geogrtiphjenl
cubic mile, of which tho earth contains
'IM'l.
The Art or" Putchlioc Chillies.
York i:nlim l'it
I shall begin with tl.o perhaps origi
nal tixlom tit 1st 11 patch must bo rccUu
gubtr. A round or a "crooked" one
will iuevltnbly thrust Itself into notice,
tin It is Impossible to mutch the threads.
Then n patch should inner be "laid
011," but always "set lu." To this end
first cut away carefully by a thread till
that is In tho least worn, nnil turn back
nnd baste down nn oven scant all
around. The corners may bo slushed
slightly lu n diagonal direction to keep
them square. Then to this opening lit
the patch exactly, with the edges turned
and basted, and sew It In "over mid
over" 011 the wrong side with thread of
tho precise shade and very fine, sowing
alternate opposite sides to avoid trouble
with the corners. The extra thickness
caused by tho folded corners of the
patch Itself should bo cutout after sew
ing, nnd a little lino darning added to
keep them secute. Now slightly
dampen nnd press on the wrong side,
and you have a neat piece of mending
which cannot bo seen n few feet away.
Figures and striped goods must, of
course, bo carefully matched; heavy
woolen fabrics, such as men and lioys'
wear, need not have seams turned, the
clean cut edge being strong enough to
hold.
Power of a Nweet Voice.
There Is no power of love so hard to
gel nnd keep as a kind voice. A kind
hand Is deaf and dumb, It may bo
rough lu llesh and blood, yet do the
work of a soft heart, and do It with a
soft touch. Hut there Is no one thing that
love so much needs as a sweet volco lo
tell what It means and feels; and It Is
hard to get and keep It In the right tone.
One must start lu youth, nnd bo 011 the
wntch night nnd day, at work and play,
lo get and keep a voice that shall speak
at all times the thoughts of a kind
heart. Hut this Is the time when a
aharp volco Is most api to bo got. You
often hear boys and girls say words nt
play with a quick, sharp tone, as If It
were the crack of a whip. When one
of them gets vexed you will hear a
voice that sounds as It it were made up
of a snarl, a whine, and a bark. Such
a xolco often speaks worse than the
heart feels. It shows more ill-will lu
the tone than in the words. It Is often
lu mirth that one gets a voice or a tone
Hint Is sharp, nml sticks to him through
life, and stirs up Ill-will and grief, and
falls llko a drop of gall on Hie sweet
Joys nt home. Suc)t a thoo gel a
shatp homo-voice for use, and keep
their host oleo fur those they meet
elsewhere, Just a they would save their
best cakes and pies for guests and all
lliolr sour food for Ihelr own board. I
would say to all bos ami girls: "Uso
yourowu guest. voice at home. Watch
It day by day, as a pearl of great price,
for It will Ihj worth more to you lu days
to come thau tho best pearl hid in the
sea. A kind volco Is a Joy llko a lark's
song to hearth and home, it Is to the
hoMt what light Is to the eye. It Is a
light that sings as well as shines. Train
it to sweet tones now, and it will keep
In tune through life."
1 New Jersey Slaking!
Ntwsrk Ad. tutor.
According to Prof. J. S. Newberry,
various facts Indicate that the coast of
New Jersey and Long Island is gradu
ally sinking. From the marshes of New
Jersey aro taken tho trunks of trees
which could not have grown there ex
cept when It wiu drier ground. So, too,
tho sea throws up lu storms portions of
turfy soil, once covered only by the air,
and similar soil has been reached bo-low-
tho sea-level lu pits dug through
drifted sand along Its margin. It is al
so said that the land boundaries have
been changed, and farms diminished,
even where the wash of tho shore-waves
produced no crtVct. The rata of the
subsidence Is very slow only a few-
Inches In a century and It may at any
time be arrested or reversed; but should
it continue, as It may, for some thou
sands of years, It would result In a sub
mergence of land now valued at hua
dreds of millions of dollars, and a com
plete chance of position In the teat of
commerce and Industry, which must
always ceutrr aooui tins iitroor. 1 ills
Ksfble catastrophe Is. however, so uu
certain and remoto thai It teems hardly
sufficient lo illilurb tho equanimity of
at lcst this generation of Inhabitant.
):. II U.r' TO THK I.tFOKMAXT.
Ilntr jMMlre .AetmlaiUlrrf tf
1st I fir Uotiti ltl 'I iHsm,
let tlrclMlH.
An "Old Doctor" contributes to tho
Charlotti-svillo (Va.) t'Aromete the fol
lowing amusing story;
"In colonial times, when Col. Archi
bald Cnry was a magistrate, living at
Williamsburg, a man who was much
disliked by his neighbors on account of
bis IndlcllvuncM and general menu
liens, came before him nnd Informed
him Hint his nulghbor, John lirowu,
hail violated the game law by killing
a deer la-fore Sept. 1st. Now, although
HroMii was agKxl, honent, jtoor man,
much esteemed by his acquaintances,
Ksqulre Cnry was bound to Istito a wnr
rant for his nrrest, ami when Hrowu
nppenrud before htm ho confessed that
he had killed tho deer, knowing at the
time that he was violating the law, but
thnt his wife hail a treat longing for
venison, and knowing that the deer
dally frequented his cornfield, sho gave
him 110 peace. He had begged her to
nail 11 little while, till the tlrsl of Sep
tember, but sho vowed she could not
wait. So he killed the deer. The old
magistrate, seeming full of compassion,
snld:
" 'Hrown, the law Is explicit; you
will have to pay tho fine, which Is ." '
"'Lord Men your heat t, Col. Cary,'
said Hrown, 'all IJiavo 011 earth would
not sell for 6.'
" 'Well, then, said tin Justice, turn
Ing to the law anil reading, without
pacing strict attention to punctuation
or thu exact position of tho words,
Whoever shall bo guilty of shooting,
snaring, trapping, or in any way killing
a deer within this, his Majesty's Colony
of Virginia, nt tiny time between the
Istof May nnd tho 1st of September,
shall pay tillno of .'. ami If ho is un
able to do till, tho puiiMimcul shaM
be awarded by ll'J Itiihes on the bare
back, well laid on, one half to bo given
to tint Informant, and the other half to
thu King.' 'Mr, Constable,' snld hl
Honor, 'as wo tiro enjoined to utlcu
tiuil love mercy, nml whero nn odd
amount, which" Is not capable of an
equal division Is to bo divided, between
11 rich mnn and 11 poor mnn, I always
give tho poor man tho larger share; you
will, therefore, give the Informant lu
this cash the at) lashes, nnd whenever
uiii catch his Miilcity, the King, lu
this colony, you will then give him the
19.' So the majesty of luw was main
tallied, much to tho satisfaction of all
who knew tho odious Informant.
Where to Kcoacnilse.
A mother who was particularly suc
cessful In keeping her children at homo
of evenings, so much so that It was
with dilllculty that thov could bo Induc
ed to accept an invitation to spend an
uveiilug away from home, was asked If
she had any particular secret for "o do
ing. She replied that she could think
of none, except that she kept Iter sitting-room
and parlor very light. "Wo
nlwtiNfl have all the light we wnnt; we
put the gas on, full blae, In both front
ami back parlors; thou wo keep tho
house comfortably wnrm nil over, and
this Is tho only secret, If it is n secret,"
To tills it was objected that It would bo
very expensive. Sho replied: "O, well,
we will economize In something else, If
necessary, but a cheerful light nt u oil
ing wo will have."
Her remark was very suggestive, not
only In thu grent difference in thocbeer
fulness of a well-lighted house and tho
gloom of onu when the light is poor
nnd stinted, but of thu choice there is
in matters of economy. In these times
everybody has to study economy in
some directions, but In family lffo it
ought to be directed to anything rather
than the curtailing of family comforts
or of the ouallty and quantity of chil
dren's food. Hetter wear the plalttot
clothes; better have no extra suit; bet
tor put up with the old mid patched
furniture than to deprive any ono of a
real comfort, especially the children.
Warmtn and light aro the most essen
tial of these. Warmth and light are
the attractions used by the saloons and
other places of like sort to draw our
children from us. 'o must counteract
these bv providing Imtter of thu snmu
kind. o cannot afford to economize
too much lu these.
So In regard to children's food and
clothes. There are two articles of food
of which children nro very fond, and
which are nutritious and wholesome,
hich are often economised unwisely.
These are milk and sugar. Hetter do
without desserts nil the time and let the
children have their milk to drink and
plenty of sugar on their oatmeal or
stewed apples. Hetter a dime's worth
of good pure candy occasionally than
tho costly and too oftcu indigestible
minco pie. In clothing, also, the same
discrimination should bo observed.
Plenty of good warm underclothing,
good stockings, and stout, well-fitting
shoes will mace presentable tho plain
Mt dress. If economy must bo studied
In children's clothes, lot it bo in trim
mings and nifties, and not in those
things which give wwrmth and com
fort.
To practice economy successfully re
quires a great deal of study and expe
rience, it Is generally not very encour
aging or pleasant to do, and yet there
are those -sho have become enthusias
tic In It. It has scem?d to have almost
tho fascination of a game, to some, to
see how little they could live on, and
live comfortably. If one has to do it,
it Is better to do it in such a spirit than
complainlncly and fretfully. And, as
to accomplish something "is always a
satisfaction, there may be a certain sat
Ufactlou lu the study nod experiment
ing that Uud to a knowledge of how to
economise in tho best ways and place,
how to live well, and at the same time
live cheaply.
MEDICIXE AX THE PKEHS.
A rijrlrfia Wh Tsslatb I he
Vrm-mmtum Nliemltl Work Wills
lssr Wrrmm, .tjot AbmImsI II.
Kitrtntrf A44t-fVr.U J M
As a profession we bavo ben Inclined
lo put a ban on all who proposed to In
struct the people. We have tevrrely
cennurod the display of successful prac
tice either lu surgery or medicine. We
have even questioned the propriety of
specialties. We have Iwen Jealous of
those to whom ourselves and the public
concealed eclal accomplishments.
W have kept in the rut of prreon
cehed prejudice, anil have educated
bigotry far beyond any other learned
protection. The pulpit does not bl
tatn while It publicly appeals to the
mae on tho most accessible rostrum
lu the land, to spread far and near old
and now truth, throughout the press.
Tho lawj or is ever adwrtudng his
wares at the most prominent and pub
lic locality In the country. He Is al
ways before tho people III tho court
room, on the tollllcal rostrum, and lu
the press. Kvery judicial opinion is
published in the press, as well as in thu
official organ. And why should the
medical profession bo enforced "to put
their light under a bushel," or muzzle
their lips and their pens, while igno
rance, empiricism and pretention
ooldiy arrogate to themselves knowl
edge, ncience, and philanthropy by their
garbled exhibitions In public, lu their
Itinerant mountebanks; In their brfren
Assurance of success, nnd progress, by
cards, handbills, insurance companies,
dhinity affidavit, and every other con
ceivable and inconceivable wj ? Why
these things should be, and our practice
ami our ethics require of us a false
modesty, nnd an Inappropriate silence,
I do not understand. In fact, under the
head of "duties of the profession to the
public," (code of ethics) wo nre In
structed to "bo ready to gho counsel
to the nubile in relation to mutters cs-
pecia ly appertaining to our profession, J
as on subjects 01 meillcnl police, nub
lie hygiene, nnd legal medicine." What
further character do wo want? It Is
our practice more than our ethics that
Is at fnulu There aro many, very many
things In tho code that aro excellent;
but what Is disturbing the harmony and
usefulness of the profession, is, Unit a
few bigots, fanatics, and Pharisees at
tempt to execute it for private nnd per
sonal ends, instead of for tho good of
the great whole of thu profcMsioti. If
science Is truth, publish It. If our pro
fession is right and meritorious. It need
not fear to enter the list, and challenge
the utmost sincerity. If It is benetlceiit
nml lino nnd noble, ns the fathers and
founders contended mid meant It should
be, why not enlist the press, nnd every
other populnr agency wo possess, to
plant It in the heart of the people, and
show them the true wn ? Why not
rise In our might and pulout these false
lights which have been held up to thu
people mid which they liaiit igtiormitly
but honestly followed? They look to
us as their natural guardians and pro
tectors, mid Justly so, whllo we fall to
recognlu our responsibility nml allow
them to perish under tho hands of tho
mere pretender. Wo aro more to blame
than they. It is our business to give
them light, to warn, to instruct and
encourage. Hut under false views, or
wrong precedents, wo fall lo glvo tho
note of warning, and lltoy aro left, the
prey of overy pretender nnd unprin
cipled mid Ignorant charlatan.
Tho national association h as endorsed
by Its silence the recommendation of
Its presiding o 111 cor. Now Is tho pro
pitious time to agitate; es, ngltMo is
the word, agitato In our own hounda
rlos the right ami the duties of the pro
fession to the public, and of the public
to tho profession. Flash the bright light
of truth on the public mind, through
tho dally press. Iterate and reiterate
the gtos, glaring wickedness practiced
on tho simple, honest, unsuspecting, by
thu itinerant sharks, and on the whole
crowd of medical shysters and pretend
ers. Wo havo the ability if wo had tho
will. Kvery community has tho facts
and tho figures, If properly arranged
and presented, to make their oars tingle
and their faces crimson. We can bet
ter shau public medical sentiment than
lawyers can political, or clergymen can
theological, for wo number more and
havo bettor access to tho masses of thu
people; and It Is from sheer neglect and
bigotry on our part that such a state of
things exists. Wo havo slept, and an
noj ed and sought to devour each other,
while Hie enemies of legitimate medi
cine havo sown tares, nnd a rich har
vest arc they reaping.
Curing Haren.
There nro few families, says Dr. Pol
lard, in Virginia, who do riot under
stand this art quite well, though many
fail to gel good hams. As a general
rule there Is loo much smoking; this Is
more necessnrv In the largo ute.it, as It
serves to dry tlie meat oil', and the cre
osote engendered by tho smoking pro
cess l nutisentiu mid lirescrvniW-i.
Tho western meat mid the Virginia
meat, when smoked too much, retains
tliesmokcd, disagreeable taste. In Kng
land and France smoking I not used nl
all, and this is an evidence that it is
smoked too much here, or more than is
necessary. Tho Hanover county hams
aro famously good, and the best of
them I over saw were only smoked four
times. An important matter is that tho
animal heat should bo out before salt
ing, and this may bo accomplished in
tho same day, if the hogs aro killed by
daybreak, and tho weather Is tolerably
cold. In no event permit Hie pork to
frcere. We have frequently seen hogs
killed very early and salted" the same
day; and this Is'our practice, unless the
weather is warm. Many modes have
been adopted for curing hams, and af
ter repeated trials we think there Is
nono better than tho following: For
twelve pounds of salt, or one pound of
saltpetre, and enough molasses to nib
them together, producing tho nppcar
ance of damp brown sugar; rub this in
well, lay tho ham. separate on boards,
with the skin side down. Hepeit tho
application every week fot four weeks
then hang up and smoke on da up days
with hickory chips if procurable; not
to be smoked more than four or live
times. Towards the last of February
inclose the hams in canvas painted, or
what sniKitr, mw..)I Innn,.....
largo paper bags secured well around
the hock. This keeps out skippers and
other insects. Immediately before do
ing this rub some black pepper on tho
meat side. If this plan Is accurately
followed, wo will Insure first -rale
hams.
The Heart.
The heart tho reservoir of the blood,
and the groat central organ of Hie cir
culationis a hollow, muscultr organ
in the form of an irregular cone. It is
enclosed In a membraneous bag, bat
loosely, so as to allow free motion.
Though forming one muscle, there aro
two distinct hearts, each side being di
vlded from the other by a wall. It
contains four entitles, each of which
holds between two and three ounces of
blood; tho whole quantity of blood in
an adult man varies from Iwciity.fho
to twenty pounds. Tho heart contracts
4000 times in an hour; there conse
quently pass through tho heart every
hour fOO pouml of blood. In other
word, ot cry drop of blood In the sys
tem passes through tho heart twenty
eight times in one hour, or once eery
two minutes. The human heart Is
deemed by pool and philosophers to
be the seat of our affections and pas
sions, the scat of moral life and charac
ter, of our understanding and will,
courage and conscience, and by some
men is looked utton as tho root of life
Itself.
Tho human heart has been considered
by many of the dying in post times as a
olivo gift peculiarly sacred. And
many instances aro on record of the
burial of the heart npart from tho placo
where the ashes of thu body might re
pose. When the body of tho Kmperor Nn
ttolcon was prepared for Interment at
St. Helena, in May, 1821, the heart was
removed by a medical olllcer, to bo
soldered up In a case. Mute. Hertrand,
in her grief and enthusiasm, had madu
some vow, or expressed a vehement de
sire to obtain possession of this as u
precious relic, and thu doctor, fearing
Hint some trick might be plajcd him,
and his commission bo thereby imper
illed, kept It all night In his own room
In a glass dish. 'I lie noise of broken
glass aroused him from a waking doze,
and he started forward, only In time to
rescue tho heart of tho Kmperor from
a lingo brown rat, which was dragging
it across tho tloor to Its hole. It was
rescued by the doctor, soldered up In a
silver urn, filled with spirits by Ser
geant Abraham Mllllngton of the St.
Helena artillery, and placed In a cas
ket. Not a Hull Chinaman.
At a shoo storu In San Francisco
The persons concerned were the pro.
prletor of the store mid n John China
man, exmulng tipalr of boots, thu price
of which was i?5. John inquired:
"How in lichee you ace for Uootco ?"
In a spirit of waggery, It Is presumable
the owner replied: "Two dollar nml
halfce, John. Very chonp bootee, nlnt
00 ?" "Chenp bootee," said John; who
thereupon examined a pair and con
cluded to buy, offering a quarter eagle.
"Hut," said the dealer in leather, "Hil
ls oaly for ono boot. They are two
dollars and a half a piece, two boot
cost $6." John wns somowhat aston
ished, said he would not buy, and do
ntanded the return of Ids money; but
tho dealer was inexorable. "No. John,"
said the latter; "you havo got ono boot
and have paid for It: now glvo mo
another piece like this and tako the
other." John saw tho drift of tho
game nnd was nt onco resolved.
"Well." snld he, "this bootee be mine,
maj bo ? I paid for ho?" "Yes," said
the dealer. "And you glvo no m other
uooicor" ask John. "Not without the
money." said tho other. "Well." sni.l
John, "I do with tho bootco what I
ploaso I cutteo ho up." And thero
uiHtn John whipped out a knife, cut tho
boot In pieces, nnd throw it Into the
street, exclaiming ,is ho departed,
"That cm my bootco; the other be your
bootee; you sell ho to nextfoolen China
man what comes along." At last ac
counts tho boot dealer was looking for
thu man with tho wooden leg, to whom
ho might sell the odd boot, and thus
save the expense.
Cariosities ef the Kansas Plains.
A Kansas correspondent says: In
traveling over these prairies many In
teresting phenomena are to bo observ
ed. Hero, In many places, are to be
seen tho prickly cactus, the sagu bush
nnd the sand-hill plum so much writ
ten about by travelers over tho sandy
plains much farther west. Many skulls
and other bones of the buffalo nro found
on tho surface, but these huge shaggy
beasts pasture these plains no more,
nor slake their thirst under tho bluffs of
tho.se runniiii; streams.
Hut the circular spots where they do
lighted to wallow nre readily perceived
where the ground is so hard anil com
pact that It will not Itear crops for sev
eral joars. Tho prairio dog towos aro
still to bo seen, with this interesting lit
tle animal peering about in comical
fashion above their holes, with the nt
tondant owl near at hand. Sad to say,
tho farmers endeavor to destroy them
all. as they ato fond of doouring tho
growing crops. Thoh other mate, the
rattlesnake, Is by no means unknown,
lurking in tho prairie grass, and Its
venomous bito is fatal.
Fbmrlair Whisky.
L'alTrntij Mureilae.
An Irishman visiting Dublin for tho
first lime went into a tavern and called
for a glass of whisky. It was brought
to him with a sllco of lemon in it. Pat
surveyed It for some minutes in won
dering silence, and then, calling the
waiter, said In a hnlf whisper, "What's
that?" "Lemon, your honor," was tho
reply. "Sure. I know that," said Pat.
who had never seen a lemon before in
his life, "but what's It there for?" "To
glvo It a flavor," answered tho other.
This was a wrinkle for Pat, who re
turned to his bog, and on the first occa
sion of entertaining his friends, slipped
a piece of potato into each man's whis
ky. "What's the manlng of all that?"
Inquired ono of the compiny. "Don't
you know it's to give L a flavor?" re
plied the host. Affecting supreme con
tempt of Hie other's ignorance.
It is stated that the fall of Joe How
re, the tltfsttlUag tmmrtraJ Wright tountj,
wm caateU by wWtkj-.
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