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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF.
V. L. THOMAS, F-l!ttr.
RED CLOUD, " - NEBRASKA.
Perchance to wen It may not be given
To know things real from thinpi that seem;
If living on tlie earth trc dream of Heaven,
Why, thcn,I hold It better to dream.
Let us dream on 'mid the Fplendid shadows
That make existence a gladsome thing;
The dim, deep woods and the flowery mead
Where fairies frolic and the skylarks sing
Where bright shapes linger, and angel faces
Glow in thclcam of a"vlsioned day;
And o'er the upland, on grassy spaces.
Fond livers wander, fair children play.
Let ns dream still, then, nor try to sever
Thiugfl that are real from things that seem ;
Let us Hlumber on forever and ever,
And know no waking from life's glad dream.
TEE WASP AND THE BEE.
In a garden sweet and fair.
Once a bright and busy pah.
Held a brici conversation on a lily.
" 3ir. Wasp," remarked the Jtee,
" Your maneuvers puzzle me.
You must either be a lazy rogue, or silly.
,fcIn the school where you were taught,
Was the fact before you brought
That our time is equivalent to money?
Xow for days and days we've met
'Mid the pinks and mignonette,
But you never seem to carry any honey 1"
Said the Wasp: " You mako me smilo
With your blunt, outspoken style,
You have many things to learn, I must de
clare; For a thousand sunny hours
You've been pumping at the flowers,
And you never dreamed of poison being
" From the phlox and columbine,
itleediug-neart and eglantine,
Soon your treasury of honey-comb you fill ;
While I, coming in your wake,
From the self-same blossoms take
All the rankest sort of poison 03 the gill.
" Let me whisper In jour ear:
I have found while roamini; here
Over garden, over orchard, over Held,
That the fairest growths of flowers
Which adorn these haunts of ours,
The most deadly kind of poison often yields."
" Hless my stlngl" exclaimed the Bee,
" Kvcry day we live to see
Will some wonder carry with it, I suppose.
Who would think a nauseous drug
Could be stored away so snug,
In the heurt of such a blossom as a rose?"
And, with that it flew away,
To a field of blooming hay,
On the buttercup and daisy to alight;
While the Wasp f-ct out to lind
Something suited to his mind,
And was soon in a camclia out of sight.
ralmer Cox, in St. Xicholat for March.
"It's just my luck! "said Mat. "Con
found it I"
He walked gloomily to the window
and looked out on the vivid green of
tho croquet lawn, on white and red roses
clustering about tho porch ; on the old
rector, tending his favorite geraniums
in the distance, amid a blaze of sunshine
and glow of color. Mat longed to be
with him the somber room seemed to
be as oppressive as a cage.
He threw open the French windows,
drew a long breath and thrust his fin
gers into the pockets of his shooting
coat, falling naturally into a careless,
lounging attitude peculiar to him. The
fingers came in contact with a note and
idly brought it to light. It was ad
dressed, in a woman's handwriting, to
"Matthew Curtis, Esq., M. D." A
grim smile played about that gentle
man's lips as he reflected how nnsuited
was that formal superscription to the jo
vial, reckless good-for-naught, known
to rich and poor for miles around as
young Mat Curtis.
With a listless air he drew forth the
brief inclosure. His face darkened as
he perused it.
"Miss Agnes Bellue would bo glad to
have a few minutes' conversation with
c 'Lover-like very ! ' commented Mat,
with sarcastic emphasis.
Another glance at the delicate paper
and the firm square handwriting, the
dark look hardening the while, until the
character of the face seemed completely
"Look at it!" quoth Mat. "Her
hand never trembled; there is not a
wavering stroke! Why, most girls
would cry their cye3 out while writing
such a note as that to their lovers!"
He crushed the oflendincr missive into
a crumpled ball as ho spoke, and ad
dressed a few more unapostolic exple
tives to the fair sunshine expletives
peculiarly unbefitting a clergyman's
study, or the hearing of the young lady
who noiselessly entered in time indis
tinctly to catch them.
Young not more than twenty, per
haps but with a serene and queenly
grace of movement, a gravely beautiful
f ace an air just now of haughty dis
gust. . "Pardon me," she says, icily, "so
interesting a conversation with your
self is probably of a confidential na
ture." Mat turns with a flaming face, a quick,
denrecatine: ffesture. acourtfinna. nnoin.
getic bow and speech that somehow in
their confused humility stamp him as a
" I trust, indeed, you did not hear it.
I earnestly crave forgiveness if vou
She contemptuously dismisses the
matter with the slighest wave of a little
iewcledhand. Cold, hard, proud, she
looks, and her words have a clear-cut
articulation suggestive of newly clipped
" I sent for you."
" xes," answers Mat, defiantly. His
penitence is dying away the dark,
hard expression is returning. "Just
my luck ! " it seems to repeat.
"To beg an answer to three ques
tions," continues Miss Bellue.
Mat bows, thrusts his hands into the
deep shooting-pockets once more, and
resumes the careless, lounging attitude.
-Have you entered your name, not
withstanding my protest, as a gentleman-rider
for the autumn steeple
"Have you, in truth, gone back to
the old habit of dropping into the
'.Barleycorn' two or three nbzhts in the
wee to" (how superb was the ring of
scorn in her voice!) "drink ale and
smoke in company with the boors
" Yes," repeats Mat, sturdily.
" Is it, indeed, true that, on leaving
that inn last night, you involved your
self in a poaching aflray,actually knock
ing down a keeper and helping one of
inepoacners to escape r"
, "Yes," said Mat, with a kind of sul
Miss Bellue draws something from
her white fingers, and holds it out.
Mechanically Mat's hand comes out of
the shooting-pocket and grasps it. It is
a woman's engagement ring.
They look at each other, a curious
contrast in. me two laces, uers com
posed, calm, haughtily indifferent. His
blankly astonished, angry, agitated, by
"Not not that, Agnes!" he pleads,
The serene beauty, the quiet determi
nation of her face answer him.
" Can you not make allowances?" he
cried. "Can you not understand that
mad young blood like mine must find
some excitement greater than mixing
pills, and powders,and lotions, or creep
ing through sick rooms all day?"
It is pitiful to see how he watches her
while he speaks, and notes the same fix
ed, mute, changeless answer:
" At least, let me explain. I can do
so to your satisfaction, Ithink,Ihope!''
he says, dubiously.
"Iteturn it to your finger, and re
serve judgment till you hear the de
fense ! " And he holds he ring towards
her, with a great, ciumsy hand that
Still no audible reply. A faint shake
of tho head, a look of polite increduli
tythat is all.
"Do you not care?" he asks.
His appealing eyes search her face.
It does not change. Beautiful, imper
turbable,the sentence written there never
varies. His unsteady fingers drop the
ring, but he let it lie, half buried in a
fleecy rug. Then, with a set, stern
look, he sets his foot upon it, bows
slightly and walks from the room.
He leaves the house, passing the win
dow to gain the road, and looked
neither to the right nor to the left.
His head is erect, his hands are out of
the loose pockets. For once (startling
transformation), young Mat Curtis
looks positively dignified.
Ana as ne vamsnes as startling a
transformation takes place in the room
ho has quitted. Miss Bellue proves
herself a woman and not a queen, by a
series of actions essentially feminine.
First, she rescues the bent love-token
from the floor; then she kisses it and
cries over it; then she locks it away
carefully in a writing-desk; then she
rushes up stairs to watch her lover out
of sight from an upper window.
For a quarter of a mile or so she
watched him, a retreating figure, grow
ing smaller and smaller in the distance.
He never once looked back ; the regular
march of his steps never faltered; a
turn of the road hid him from sight.
Miss Bellue sat down on the floor a
most undignified position and cried
till her pretty eyes were red and swol
len. "It is all over!" she moaned "all
Mat sprang from his bed, and with
prqfessional expertness struck alight,
tumbled into some clothes and rushed
from the house.
No need to ask whence the alarm
proceeded; the fierce pillar of flame and
tho red glow in the sky were beacons
towards which he ran at headlong speed,
with one thought in his mind, " I pray
10 nuayen it may not dc tne rectory 1 "
" Where is it?" he shouted to two la
borers, fagging along as swiftly as heavy
boots and ponderous habits of progress
ion would let them.
" Fearmer Joyce's, sur."
"Farmer Joyce's! Thank heaven!
The next house to the rectory, but not
near, enough to endanger it!"
Mat's suspense gave place to a thrill of
almost pleasurable excitement; it was
his "mad young blood" asserting itself.
Dashing through a gateway, he almost
ran over a girl, bareheaded, wringing
her hands in impotent anxiety. It was
"Go back at once," commanded Mat,
curtly. " Tut on a hat and the thickest
shawl you have."
The panic-stricken girl obeyed. Not
till afterwards did it occur to her he had
no right to issue such instructions.
When she returned it was to find
Matthew Curtis, Esq., M. D., in the
center of a burning pig-stye, pitching
out squeaking, half-roasted porkers."
"Just my luck!" ho grumbled, ex
amining his scorched fingers. "If
they had been babies, now, I might
have gained some crodit at the same
"The stable is a-fire, sur ! "
"What!" shouted Mat. He did not
wait for the information to be repeated.
An ardent lover of horseflesh, it was an
appeal to his sympathies that sent him
round intervening out-building3 in a
state of breathless suspense.
It was true. The stable was on fire ;
the horses wero screaming with terror;
two or three rustics were making ex
cited and fruitless attempts to drag
tnem out attempts tne
resisted with all their
appearance was of a man who had sus
tained a terrible fright.
Mat touched his arm gently.
"What is it, father?"
Doctor Curtis' lips moved twice be
fore any sound issued ; then he uttered
but one word : "Cholera!"
Upon Mat's face there came a faint
reflection of his father's fears. The
scourge had been raging with frghtfal
violence in distant parts of England.
They had talked of It often, dreading its
approach, trusting it might pass by this
pure, healthy village.
No ; the next day three cases wero re
ported and one death. The rival prac
titioner, Mr. Bennett, a man of good
private means, fled with hiswife and
family. Mat and "the old" doctor"
were worked almost to death. No need
of bar-parlor discussions, or approach
ing steeple-chases, or poaching affrays
now to quiet the mad young blood.
Mat went from house to house with a
grave face, and a cheerful, kindly,hope
ful word for every poor.terrified wretch,
who shuddered at his own fears.
Then his father was stricken, "the old
Poor "old doctor!" When the evil
he had dreaded really came to him,
seized upon him, he grew brave and
" Nonsense, lad !" he said, when Mat
tried to spesJc encouraging words from
a sinking heart. "I have no stamina; I
could not expect to live mnch longer in
the ordinary course of nature. Don't
blink the truth, boy. I shall be glad to
dio in harness."
Miss Bellue watched the funeral pro
cession from that same upper window
she had once before put to a similar
Very contrite was Miss Bellue in these
days. A horrible dread had taken pos
session of her with the first report of
cholera in the village. She fought
against it; she hated herself for it; she
tried to drag herself to tho beds of the
sick poor; out trembling limbs refused
to carry her. It was constitutional phy
sical cowardice; and every gossiping
talc of Mat's calm heroism increased
her self-aba ement and her love and
admiration for that unconscious gentle
man. His father's death gave him double
work, but he did not spare himself. Ho
snatched food, rest, sleep when and
how he could, until the epidemic died
out almost; then as the last case was in
a fair way of recovery, he sickened.
"My luck has changed," said Mat,
with a smile. " I can be spared now
tho work is done." .- s
Miss Bellue heard the news the same
hour. A housemaid to whom she had
done some little kindness ran off to the
rectory to tell her. Mis3 Bellue gave
an order or two and went straight to
her father's study. 0
" Papa, Mat is stricken now."
" Bless my soul!" said the lioctor, in
groat excitement. "Poor lad poor
" I have told Jenkins to put the
horses to the brougham and the house
keeper to get the green bed-room
"Eh?" said the old gentloman look
ing very bewildered.
"And you must fetch Mat," explain
ed Miss Bellue, calmly.
" uut but"
" He shall not be left to the nursinjr
AX AMATKUK MESMERIST.
What Cam f II U Kxprimnt at a fixi
able ta Otar ETcalaff.
From the Chicago Tribune.
At a small party up in the Western
Division, one night last week, a highly
oom!o young man said early in the even-
twice, but dashed oat of the home like I
a ninawav fl.h nt llcrhtnin' nnt itnnJ
ping to put on hi hat or overcoat, and, Tamoca McMjmrx. ? cap of Up! tUf-d at C MtiUndjp,
few day1 ago. trt lUm&or), a ler .
recdTxJd by Mr T00W. th?n'Misr.
Ma. . and ined
as he was going through the gate, nus 5 oca; soak la milk or water overate-!; by the myifrKr ytma;? nvuT f.ith-r,
plump Into the officer who was asswer-1 la the morning pet it os to boil, adding who by ,oro mt&m kvl tears! h
ingthc call. a little milk at a Urac oatil it become ra whernarKxit., xtn rrtt fene
You scoundrel " ertd tha officer, at of tbe conniitcacT of cream : add Talks Mr. Tooker aad MU Ward to tt xhmr
ing that be had a bully idea for bavinz thev rolled over each other, "surrender, of 5 cgs; sweeten to taU", flavor deli influence toward rwn hw rtptma U
some fun at the expense of a quiet and or I'll blow your brains out with rov cately ; when cold cover with a meringue hl home- Th 7rrr r a a7rr
inoffensive guest of tbe sex to which we club," and he took hold of Smith with of the whites of the egjc. no longer, aad tho jms . yt?dls;
owe our milkmen and fathers, who was so determined a grip that he tore uverr Cukomic Acip ro Waxts.TM u th dwire of hi tArfu, ft! ?
expected later. ; button off of his shirt and wahtcoai. " cid is said by good authority to bo bet- CambriIp. wiT H i kvr Mr.
there tcr for the care of warU than ifco mine l.rreneo tnu.-rsr-w (, ty
Tell vou what we'll do." said he. I was roimr f or tho doctor-
m . - -. -i m . r" - w - -
bubbling over with mirth as he spoke, . a rajnnjr maniac in that hoce." rasped acid ordinarilr usd. Thnro or four
"I'll mesmerize Jones make him stand ' Smith ; " lemmc go." ' applications ?aOJc to caa the dlp-
on his head, and think he is a tea-kettle, I 4 O, that's too thin," contcrapluoa- pcarance of the wart, however larga it
and so on. It'll be awfully fanny. Iv ly replied the policeman; " whnt are may b?, and tho only Inconvenience U
octu uatiug a mh.c cawoucuw iu lues- 1 ou giving mcr uome aiong xnio me inai ine upoi 1 wraporanij pi a outc
mensm laieiy, ana 1 can no 11 just as nou.e, anu let's see how
X Veritable Jlw lUn4or.
easy as borrowing $5." They all said
it would be a great joke and too funny,
and so on, and when soon alter tho un
suspectirg Jones arrived they turned
the conversation as u accidentally upon
you have about you."
So ho dragged his captive In, giving
him a hearty shake at every third step,
and when tho front door w.os opened.
he found Jones seated, clothed in his
ih-brown color. Tho application
canvas neither pain, suppuration, nor
Scotch Short Hkeap. t pound
flour, '2 pounds shortening (half Ian!
and half butter), 1 rrx. and .wt much
, - .- -, nut iwu vufrM-.i, a ,
mesmerism, ana mo unsuspecting ones right mind, conversing on tbe weather, milk ai would fill an egg-shrll; beat
said he didn't think there was much " Explanations were made to the officer, wcjj tv-ethcr, and add to the flour and
"O, you don't, eh?" said the
and then Smith borrowed a new collar
and some pins, repaired his damages,
butter, with 1 pound fine sujrar; then
with our hand work tbe whole until It
Mr. William C. I'adrrwood.tfe Urn
Ic pilot of tho III f!-d C3f A
Donnelly, which borncd to ihtt wtr'
rd twJow Calm !wt frid'VT cv.
rridfc in ocr uwr city of NTpr.rd
reached ht homo en MonroonUt Strxi
yesterday morning. Uoriajf ike x h
wt called on by an A'n-fwtWr refuctr-.
to whom h thn foWmi !
mont of what ho kwr abottt Um burn
ing of tho boat- SaW hn Js4art.'y
oomic young man, who, for the purpo.10 and went home, after vainly endeavor- joftenouirh to roll out on vour baklm:- wlKaY wtK:s '"J wtbwwk.wp-t
of argument, we shall call Smith ;' ing to leave an impression upon tbe board about half an inch thick ; cut in- ko IWaHj wa aW o wJl l
"now, I've been experimenting a little company that it was a put-up job be- to any fonn you may wbh; pinch the Jw Cairo, at Iland 1, an alrw r
in these things, and there's a goo i deal t ween him and Jones to contribute to bdge with your finger and thumb and rp Wiv mnfd. and I wa oriocil u
in it. Now, I think I could mesmerize the eveninsr's amusement. Jones is not .. land tho boat. Wc wwf ue a U
of those ignorant servants," she insist
ed resolutely. "He shall be brought
here or I will assuredly go to him."
The Rector had yielded to her all her
life. He shook his head in sore per
plexity. "Are you not afraid, dear?"
A peculiar smilo lighted her pale,
A similar question was almost the first
one put by Mat in a convalescent state.
"Were you not afraid, darling?"
"Perfect love casteth out fear," she
One of Charlotte Cnshmnn's Last Appearances.
might. A little
idly and de-
crowd of men looked on
"Jim, run into the barn and get
three or four empty sacks and a rope.
By drawing a sack over each animal's
head and neck, thus blindfolding it; by
passing a rope round the forelegs and
setting strong arms to haul, and by a
little organization of brave but until
then ill-applied effort, a rescue was ef
fected. All the horses were saved ex
cept one poor brute smothered by tho
Farmer Joyce came up, with a grimy
hand extended in honest gratitude :
"Thank you kindly, sir. I don't
mind for the ricks and the buildings
they are all insured; but it went to my
heart to hear them poor brutes scream."
Mat gave his left hand tho right
hand was bound up with a handker
chief. The old rector joined them.Miss
.dciiuu leuumg on ms arm.
" The danger is over now, Joyce. I
think. Mat, come across with me."
Mat glanced at the averted face of the
young lady, and misconstrued it. She
was, in truth, ashamed to meet his eyes.
The contrast between his coolness and
courage and her physical cowardice
humbled her. She had come down from
that pedestal of propriety from which
she had presumed to judge him so
harshly, but he did not suspect it.
"I have burnt my hand and arm
slightly just my luck ! " said Mat. " I
must go home at once to dress them."
He took off his hat as he spoke, awk
wardly enough, with the left hand, and
" He is a fine fellow, Agnes, that lov
er of yours,' ' said the rector ; " but his
manner is rather abrupt to-night. What
" Never mind, papa never mind."
Tbore was a kind of wail in Miss
"A lovers' quarrel," thought the
rector, sagely. "Then my attitude
must be one of dignified neutrality my
poucy non-intervention ; ana ne laugh
ed quietly to himself at the conceit.
Mat was dressing his burns in the sur
gery when the outer door opened and
his father entered.
" Hallo, dad! Who called yon up?
It was my turn to-night."
It should be explained that "young
Mat Curtis" and "the old doctor" were
"The old doctor" made no renlv.
He sat down in a low chair, and began
to fan himself with a broad straw hat
Mat, looking up in surprise, saw that he
was ghastly pale; that his eyes had a
look of horror in them j that his whole
One of Charlotte Cushman's positive
ly last appearances on the stage was in
Boston, and much ado was" made over
the presentation of two bronze figures
on the last night of the engagement.
The secret of that affair is told in the
Boston Traveller, by tho man who con
ducted it He savs that he was emnlov-
ed by the late Arthur Cheney, manager
of the theater, to devise some means of
arousing public interest. The idea of a
testimonial was discussed, and Miss
Cushman made out a list of persons
who she thought would give money for
the purpose. All of them but one.how
ever, refused to contribute, and it was
with great difficulty that 500 was se
cured. The intention had been to raise
$1,500. " The presentation was made,"
the writer continues, "and, as I thought,
the matter was ended. On the follow-
iug luonaay mornmsr, nowever. 1 re
ceived a message from Miss Cushman
requesting me to call. On entering the
room, Miss Cushman's first salutation
was, Who was responsible for that gift
on Saturday night?' 4I was.' didn't
you know I had reduced copies of those
bronzes at my villa at Newport?' I did
not.' Well, I have, and I wish you to
see if you can't have those that were
presented on Saturday night turned into
something in silver, or else get me a
cash equivalent for them, for I don't
want them ! " ' The figures were there
fore exchanged for a suver pitcher and
An Eventful Career Ended.
you if you'd let me try."
" Ob, dear Mr. Jones," cried all the
young ladies with one accord, " please
do let him mesmerize you ; it will add
so greatly to the eclat of the evening,"
and Mr. Jones consented to be mesmer
ized if it would afford them any pleasure
Rather to his own surprise and greatly
to every oho else's, after a few passes
Mr. Smith saw his victim pass into the
magnetic slumber, and then tho fun be
gan. The unfortunate Jones was made
to believe he was a terrier backed to
kill 100 rats in 10 minutes, and so to
engage in a fearful combat with his
teeth with a pile of ottomans and sofa
cushions; and then was turned into a
locomotive-engine, and went up and
down the room blowing off steam and
tooting danger-signals; and then be
came convinced that he was a sensa
tional lecturer, and split his coat clear
up the back while trying to illustrate
the oppressive calm that broods upon
the Dead Sea; and compelled to recite
poetry and play tho flute on a ruler.and
perform many other interesting and un
usual feats to tho immense delectation
of the audience, so that every one laugh
ed till his or her sides were sore, and
one tender-hearted damsel remarked
that it was a shame. Finallly, the' left
the unfortunate young man possessed of
the hallucination that he was a torn cat,
keeping patient watch over the register,
from which he expected a mouse to is
sue, while they discussed what to make
him do next.
" I guess we've had about fun enough
out of the poor cuss," said Smith, mag
nanimously; "'Sposel take him out of
his magnetic slumber?" So he called
"Puss! Puss!" and Jones came obedi
entlyUo him on all fours, and rubbed
against Smith's legs and purred con
tentedly. " Now, 'J said Smith, "observe that I
will make a few passes in the reverse
way, and thus release him from the con
trolling influence of my mind and dispel
the magnetic slumber in which he has
been the unconscious agent to minister
to our mirth and amusement."
So he made a few passes, but Jone?
did not come out of his trance; on the
contrary, he glared wildly around the
room, a'nd ran hi3 fingers through his
hair, and, tearing off his coat, howled,
"Thim Chinese must go, and if the ly
ing, lecherous parasites and bloodsuck
ers of the Associated Press dissipate any
more of their slimv. convulsive, and
hellishly malignant lies "
" Why, ho thinks ho's Dennis Kear
ney!" exclaimed every one, aud they
looked in surprise at Smith, who, how
ever, retained his presence of mind.and,
though badly surprised, said: "You see
I stimulated his bumps of eloquence
and causation, as I may say; now, how
evor, I will disinmaffnetizo him for
good." So he made a few more passes,
and Jones set off walking at breakneck
pace down the room, yelling, "This is
the 2,697th quarter bet a bonanza mine
to a banana I win."
Smith looked somewhat more serious,
and every body said, " Why, how singu
lar!" and some of the guests remarked,
" Smith, why don't you take him out of
the magnetic plumber at once? He'll
upset the furniture."
"I will," exclaimed Smith, and made
several more assorted passes, finally
seizing Jones and shaking him violent
ly, with the exclamation, "Hi! there!
looked unon atortisent as nnitt! as crecn '
as inuv 100K mm to 00, anu is uccmcuiy
the social lion of the neighborhood.
Itrilliant Rshitiltlon of thellivnomnon
From the St. 1'iiul l'ioneer-lrvt.
We have had some still, clear, and
very cold nights this winter, followed by
brilliant dawns, which havo been pecu
liarly favorable to tho display of the ro
markable phenomenon commonly
known here as "morning mirage."
Dwellers on the prairies who are up be
times, looking to any point of tho com
pass but the north, seo on fcucji morn
ings shortly before sunrise a much more
distant horizon than usual. Miles and
miles of country ordinarily cut off from
the viow by rising ground or bolts of
timber will be raised, as it were, abovo
the obstacles. Towns and other prorai-
To Dkstkot Inskcts on Plants.
'Take of quassia chips 3 ounce, lark-
; spur-secd 5 drams ; boil tho-o together
, in 7 pints water until the decoction U
, reduced to 5 pints. When the liquid U
I cooled it Is to be strained, and ued with
ia watering-pot or rtnge, as may bj
' most convenient. This is a most excel
: lent method of destroying insect on
plants, without injury to tho latter. It
is recommended by the highest author
ities. IJatOWN Soi'iv Take cold roa.it bcf
or fowl, cover it with cold water, let
this simmer for 2 hours, then take out
the meat and strain the liquid. Havo
chopped fine equal part ot celcryroot
anil cabbage. Add to each quart of
liquid 1 cupful, 2 tablcapoonjuli of
pearl barley, 1 tablespoon ful of chop .
ped parsley, 1 small carrot cut lint', 2
small potatoes sliced tine. Let lhi. boil
j hour. 1 hen auu 1 wen beaten Oirg
7 . . . an, -i anu ' taujcspooniuis 01 sweet iu
iiuiomui sullies away aro no longer thickened with browned flour. Mako
invisible but are clearly revealed with lhb . small dumpling. and drop In.
all that lies between them ami the spec-, ThlH h w 5 . yfo
imui. j.u wiuuuws way uu cuuuivu
in houses which at other times can no
mnrn rm cnmi tfmn 4 thntr nnf ot lw
WVIU Ws J.l fcti a vuui VfV.AU tw uiu .,..-,...
antipodes, and near objects, usually y,, FlslI.Tako Rny nico flshf
just within tho range of vision, soom to -x ,, rftmoVR thl, llflni ntf, nhnn '
r tirAMvht til slfarv n tli innM " I
ucuivuKuiiuumuujgi. na iuu 9iiii a ,:.!...... K1 ..-..,.l.. ..,.. . H.. .:.l.
mliluic 01 tho rWttr, ami l taMmt!.7
pulled for tho Kontiwkr ln. 1 ;r
night tw very dark and I rmU eo bi.
a ohtarv Ur, and iwnm U dara:
r inictuiflrrd by tho dQ m?
which roiled up around th jHtat-kcm
and cnvironod it Uk a black cJkj I
stayed at tha weol a Umg a I uu! 1
without choking, and nrktlc l my pi
I could hear th jajujjjor rrt rai
pitroudy, l,aad hor kuwl hoc A
noun a 1 wat certain that Uio bowl Iwul
struck tho shorn I Hilled tW i&rNard
unglno-boll ami loft Ai 1 cam not at tho
pilot-houo tho mko wn 90 tblrk that
I could hardly m.hi a foot in tromi i m
I xnanagl With dtuictiliy to . r tho
tcxa to th wheal -houae, ad ilnro
down the back stop- to tho IjuIum ciabtti
There l met my partner, William At
tonborough, ant two clmmfewmmfcU.
The iirw wa then npnmdlag fat anil
had completely cut otf nil HVwf u
the bow of the boat. I UM ir m
panion. to get llfo-proorvora, nmi I ran
into the cabia to get who for mvlf. but
the amokc drov tun back. 1 iwulo a
I nttiimn! luif I w afnla flliiit
.K- t .,rr ,M 1 nnnn frt.wl .r.. ' "Otll attempt, bU
in butter and 2 tablespoonfuls of tomato Th chambonnal.h wow more lurtawau
nun xi.iu orunw uioiunur? & vwt iwem
n -w- -wvwa v KulnroHln Tiwffnlt '-i flik
orb rises above tne horizon the vision ,Hnmll onn i,:lV0Jnbout
aiujva wjiuw n. 11 uuti 11 lasvuii a iunu ..,, 1 ,.r.....i. . r.u M'-i... 1.1
uh.;hi'viiiiuu3 .v- iitti. j nvu i immimkil:-
. .-!.. 11 .1. ..!. .. 1 1 II ,, t . 1.
iuigui.:-M:cLuiuuj;ua uriUK wan, wuicu ,!Uh nn.l l..itfi.r it. thou lv in !vr f
form an lm- 1 . . .1 . . . .. .
in the brightest noon will
penetrable barrier to his viow. An ex
planation of this phenomenon is not, so
far as I am aware, to be found in our
text-books on physics. Tho one gener
ally given of tho mirage of tbe desert
explains very little of what is seen there,
and is wholly inapplicable to tho morn
ing mirage of northern latitudes. The
following explanation, which is based
upon laws observed in connection with
to lump into the river. One of them
said, "Uroat (Jod! 1 am go?!' aad
then t prang into tho water Tho other
slid down thu outnliloof tho vrhoolWum
into tho river. Ho b worn plrkwl wp ly
a yawl. Mr. Altenboroogh jumped lt:
tho river and swam ashore. 1 vnww-d
until thu nhuid quit turning hfr I
..11.. I .,. .....I.. !.. I . ... . .
niralnv .n.l rm?n Mf. ! .! .u.nAr ' "U " IU IHU Ww i W fc
through your bread-crumbs. I-t lump ' fT' l h?u , U? T'lT
of butter over tho top, a very alight l hfn il) lh. wf.,,r TL ,,M m,t
grating of nutmeg, J pour over f.ll n'?v hw. f:tr CV"1 Fi? , !2T K!"
r. -"' L. m. ... , fi.-ctlv cool, anil wter takinir in Uk -
MntruL i:ri'jiiii tir virrv ncn mine. 1111 i . ' . .. -
ni noarlv in th.i ton link., in n nni.a- ftUo. l aMr ft drilt-pilu
ovon till it has a nice, rich brown crust.
bre.ul-cnimlH, then a layor of flsh, end
ing with tho bread-cnimb?. Mix your
tl,r.W.ir, thoirv f Vutht tTr t,orn ' BtCaka CUt about
fore, be new and interesting- to soma of . ,ix. together some salt, sugar, and some
. finely powdered saltpeter. In an earth-
i call-' cn !ir av ,l "t5 :in,l sprinkle it with
Lhlri mixtnrft? nut 1111 Mni!linr
, 1 --- .. .,
' Ct...T.ftf llifi .Jntr.. .. .a
piiiiiniu kiiu cauiu io
before, and over
"Morning mirage" is what
cd "terrestrial refraction" cxtraordi
narily increased by coincidence of con
nnil ttin ltttitmln ia cn fit- cmitl, flint ihn
mm risi'A mniillv. nmn in winfr a f WT 'or a long time. Vou can Uiku it
the end of a still night, with the ther-, oul ho1 Ul ll.10 ,u"al wnv-, 1 1' ?
mometer some degrees below zero, the ' ver Si0 rcc?lPl fo,r i,coP,10 ,who !Ivo
atmosphere is not only at its greatest aw:i? from c,l,es- Do not Icl ,l freejw
density, but it probably retards the pas- Clkanixo a Huussku Caki'KT. Ah
sage of liirht in other wavs unknown to 'hQ season is now approaching when
ns only to be met with whore tho ,?" lu.,lP1.,n0 Wlth a, 'VToght on
jsphero is very cold, drv' and clear, i L , .f IW Wl fo.lla br,no ot lt ow'.
the latitude is so far south that the ! and V,e ,U,eat W,.U kccI awcct in th
r;at n,m,n ,.r. in ,; a i way for a long time, lou can Utke it
I aw a drift-pilu nbimt l lt
off. I thought thu currur.t hail bm ut
off by the bout' bow, wi I Uk lt
my shoe. anl my overcoat nml )rnHg
into thu river. I had hardly gt ImU
tho water boforo 1 found th rurront
very swift and strong, and &m tett ikM
1 wits going undor. Jut a I wiw bMjt
to wink tho watchman of the boat, who
ww on xhorv, ran out to tho xfjfo of thn
drift ami contrived to raich mo aad
pull mo out of tho water on to lb drift.
Io thh man I am indebted fur uy ht.
I had no n;r gottuit 011 .ihur Uutn a
crowd of pcoplu rollucted .ilnmt mm u-I
ling me that I h.nd savoil thmr livi tuul
wanting to know what Umy tMtM fr
mo. I wan 90 cold nml chilled tkiU I
could scarcely onk. wnir wtak?k JIf
. s t - .'-
James C. Slocum died in Bryan (O.)
County Jail a few days since, where he
was confined on a charge of getting
money by false representations. He was
taken there from Hannibal, Mo., where
he was under arrest for bigamy, having
married a widow. He had a wifo and
three children living in this city, and
they are here now. He married first in
Michigan over 20 years ago, and mar
ried the widow last June. Slocum was
a large railroad contractor. In 1865 he
was Superintendent of the Western Di
vision of the Erie Railway. Before that
he w.'S Division Superintendent of the
Hannibal and St. Jo. In 1869 he built
a railroad in Michigan, Judge Chris
tiancy, now Minister to Peru, being his
attorney, with whom also he engaged at
the same time in the oil speculationi-in
Virginia. In 1872 he secured, with oth
ers, the contract for building the Roches
ter and State Line Railroad. That
nearly rained him. He then .began
speculating in Wall Street, where he,
shortly lost all. He then came again to
this section, saw his family and went
West, with the result as above. His
wife, Mrs. Slocum, charitably forgives
him, assigning his actions to mental ab
erration, brought about by his finannil
difficulties in the Rochester Railroad.
He i3 said to have a wealthy brother in
Vermont. Mrs. Slocum has been sup
porting herself and children for two or
three years. Elmxra (IT. F.) Gazette.
A little girl, on being shown a
neighbor's bonnet. " Mother says it's
a perfect fright, but it don't scare jne,"
say, you know, time's up! Wake
up! Be yourself! Come out of this
Jones gazed at him pleasantly for an
instant, then a rapturous smile broke
out upon his countenance, and, crying,
"Hence, Achmet, draw thy cimeter and
keep faithful watch at the outer gate of
tho Seraglto the Garden of Delights
while the bultan, the Magnificent, the
Lord of the Earth, rejoices his heart in
the smiles of his odalisques;" before
they had any idea of his intention he
hugged and kissed every woman in the
room, calling them all " Fatima."
"I'erbaps he's going mad," said
somebody, and the lady of the house,
turning pale, exclaimed, " Mr. Smith,
I insist that you restore that unhappy
young man to his senses this very mo
ment." "Great Heavens!" said Smith, who
had burst into a profuse perspiration,
" that's what I am trying to do as hard
as I can, but ho won't come out of his
trance. I must have forgotten some
thing about tbe process."
Well, try and remember it then, p.
d. q.," said the lady, "or he may be a
raving maniac, and his blood and ours,
which is worse and more to the purpose
will oe upon your heaa."
Here Jones took up a tumbler of lem
onade with much solemnity, and, advanc
ing across the room with a majestic
step, halted before Smith and exclaim
ed: "Saul, son of Kish, I, the Prophet
Samuel, D. D., anoint thee King over
the people of Israel," poured the re
freshing beverage upon Smith's head ;
then yelling " Hurry up another wheel
barrowful of them bricks!" he jerked
Smith's leg3 from under him, and, seiz
ing him by the feet ran with him on his
nose across the room, like a barrow, and
jammed his head against the opposite
wallj. then, dropping the unlucky ama
teur mesmerist, ne aavancea witn a
stealthy step, and hissed in a blood
curdling tone, "Give me the dagger,
and I will these brawny hands of mine
incarnadine in the villain's heart's
blood; send him down, down, down to
the deepest depths of perdition, and
join him there, my dreadful mission of
vengeance oemg accompusnea up to tne
At this one woman fainted, three got
out of the room, and the mistress of the
house turned in tne burglar-alarm for a
policeman, and adjured Smith to run
for a doctor and take the man out of his
trance with a stomach-pump or an elec
tric embrocation, or something, before
there had been done a deed of dreadful
note. Smith did not wait to be told
- . . !... j m 1 rr
us at present. Optical effects observed carpew must 00 uanuieu, the loiiowlng ' nrjco lUrcull, tho second elrk of tb
in the nictic regions favor tho theory I wJ11 prove of interest: First havo tho boat, carno forwnrd ami gavn mm Jw
that that this excessive retardation is carpet wejl shaken, then tack it down . overcoat and nhocs. What I dut f.rUM
duo to lowncss of temperature or some n tnu roorn where it is to remain ; sweep ' boat was moruly my duty, and j 4sr
accompanying condition of tho atmos- ,l a thoroughly as possible; take a pail ; pilot would have dono tho mum k4 hn
phere not indicated by tho barometer. ut "ot water, put in 2 tablcspoonfula of )een a IOy piaco."
Hut the rising sun raises the tempera-1 pulverized borax; wash tho carpet nil Mr. Underwood' modantr l r
furo and lessens tho density of higher .ver thc surface, using a lleinncl cloth, equaled by hi bravory, nml w um
regions of the air within our range of ! tor grease-spots or very dirty places, j that all admirers of truu mtiMHl will
vision before it affects tho lower, just as U9 a scruD-uTusii freely and a very little J WCe that hi pluck tnd divn t 4r
it giius the mountain tops before its sul' lmg care 10 nnso mo oap on
beams reach tho plain. The difference I we." ,lftcr scrubbing; change tho water
of density and tcmncraturo increases 'luitc oium ; rub tho carpet well with a
of thc rays in territorial refraction is StTKUioit SrAiicrr Polish. Take of
owing to the fact that light generally 1 white wax 1 ounce, spermaceti 2 ounces, j
travels bv the oath which occunirt tho ' and a trood mnch of xalt. MI nm! I
least time, and therefore deviates toward melt them together, and when cold it
the rarer part of thc atmosphere, and ' will be a haru, white cake that will not
the morning mirage results from an un-' mold or sour even in hot weather. Pot
. -. . - I mM A.I.t. BAUK. I . ...! W
rapidly, owing to the considerable l" J ulVl" Mwr wasning, anu open uoora
of tho sun, even within a month "nu wmuuwa no an 10 ury rue carpet m
winter solstice. Tho curvature s l"cKJy as possible..
usually steep deviation. Tho appear-1 a piece tho size of a pea in tho hot
ance of sunrise is always accelerated at starch that is intended for every three
this time of year more than that of sun-' or four shirts. When ironing go over
set is retarded; but on tho mornings, it a second time quickly, which in-1
when, owing to tho perfect calmness of , creases the gloss or polish. Tho best
the atmosphere, the increase of tempera- kind of polishing-iron Li the one with a
ture takes place in horizontal planes, ter-1 bulge at both ends a kind that cost a
restiai objects considerably below thc dollar at tho hardware store. Iron it
horizon will seem to bo raised above it well once, then dampen with a pcrfect
until the lower strata of air beinir equal-J lj" clean, soft, white, damp cloth, then
ly warmed with the upper, there is no ( nib with the polishing-iron until it is so
longer any thing to cause the excessive glossy you can see your face in it. The
curvature 01 tne course 01 tne waves 01
The Commerce of AH Xafiono.
Professor Spollart, of Vienna, has
been to tho trouble of compiling statis
tics 01 mo commerce 01 an nation ior
IVrlN of Wall .Stm-t.
Says the Now York oorrrpMlMK f
tho tfetroit Free l'reM
There iin't a butter planu lath Tail
ed State to stay away f mm Ihnm Wall
Street. I kno;r five num wh wt
there Ut try their luck abotit a yr pp
Ono wai a confidential clerk la a for
eign houre that operated lOC7 "
itrect. He wai in a good txUo to
get " poinm," and the unufirntJUMltog
wai tht tho other ohould ofxraW nj
on them, letting him in for a hnrc of
the profit in consideration of tho lfor
mation ho should furnlih. Thm to
formed a little ring with a caaJi enptin!
of about $:),). Ttwr hjula'i Uo
slightest doubt about doubling t ia ix
monthi. They were to be on tvjnal
ground with tho blggut otniratof m
iron must not be too hot or it win u .... .,-u ....r.?.. :.. --.1
scorch; if it is a little too cool the polish uch WOrd a fail could m found ia tho
will be longer coming. . Icxicon of thdr 1. V.'lwro
-, RrQ lbjy novr? Well, the conft'IvnUol
A Stage Komancc. , clerk 1.1 in a lunatic aiylum. One of
' the otbcri ii a trct-oar coadootor at
Early in the present dramatic season, ?1.75 a day. A second l clerk m an
whilo the Genevieve Ward Combina- insurance ofllco at $10 a week. AtWrd
tion was playing in thc Philadalnhia made lm way Vet towarsl tb Ulak
m a f .. ?
has not mcc bcon ueatM
thc year 187C, Of course, some of his
figures must of necessity be approxi-! Academy of Music, a youth of excellent ' Hill, and
of the party of
around tho tri.
indication, hot an
on even Stj dollar
mauve omy, but ior ail purposes 01 , adUress, fine personal appearance and
comparison they are correct enough. I apparent education, applied to 31e3sr3.
He finds that the aggregate commerce i Jarret & Palmer for a situation in any
of the world for that year wa3 about department whereby he might 20 on the
314,UW,WU,UW, ot Which 5,4i4,4W,-' then proposed tour. He said thai ho in a bucket hon. Tfu.fr wkol eiati!
000 consisted of imports and $6,526,- needed no salary, was a willing worker, melted away in three months. ad Untj
000,000 of exports. Geographically, a good mechanic and abundantly able were left without a dollar. Here ki a
the commerce wa3 distributed as fol- to pay hii own railroad fares and hotel other cae. A retired bruins mm of
lows: Europe, 71.25 percent, of the bilk. III? object was to thoroughly ' mj acqnalntaaca considered bimolf
whole; North and South America, 15 28 ) learn the 3tage busines and to eventu-1 smart to be beaten at any ganw. If
per cent. ; Asia, 8.07 per cent. For Eu- J ally secure a speaking part, whereby he -Hred in fine style, kept horo sad a
rope, the foreign commerce averages misht advance in tbe profession. HLi carriaire. and wa well known ia wi-
?34.o2pcr head of population; for j solicitations were so persistent and hu ty. The Wall Street fever tn. k hoa
Amenca, ?25.22;Jor Asia, S1.40; for manner so persuasive that permission " and he began to speculate. !I m
5i?? r-1255:' 4 aad ., -I -M" WM granted to him to act as an asait- out pretty well at Um tUrt, and that Iml
3.62. Uith about two-thirds of the ant in the carpentering department. He ' him into larger operation.. I a imm
whole population of the globe, Asia ex-, proved to be all he had claimed, was ' than six month from the day Jw p
changes with the outside world only steady and useful, and bo skillful that ? up his fim f 10,000 raargin, he kmm
1.40 per head of population only j when the master-carpenter was obliged I iasolyent debtor, with suTu ajcaiiMt htm
aoout one-eignta 01 ner proporuonauj by sicknesa u retire the new comer' by the brokers, throoirh whoe haad
aaare- was promoted to the vacant place, ile
. , , , . . . . t wa3 a universal favorite with the com-
J.HE introuueuon 01 tne raoDit has ianv- 2.timrf th tintmn nf rt
1 - z - .
been a curse to the British colonies in
the South Pacific. In the plains it b
possible to keep them under, but in
all his mosey had pawd! He no
manages to scraps p a cheap Irving ai
an iajoraoce a&tnt, bat he k hart
prawed half the tie for hU board.
1W . j m
i. MM BU8 B3- iOKl OS EJOrO lORO
expended in Australia on their destruc
tion, and even then the slightest relaxa
tion of vigilance sees them make head
again at a terrible rate. New Zealand
seems to be suffering quite as much, and
more than one bill has been introduced
to. deal with these pests. Nothing short
of a combined effort on the part of the
settlers will ever uproot them where
they have once fairly got a hold.
Ward and 31r. Levic by valuable sugges
tions as to stage effects! and even disemm-
ed Shakesoearf with thm in a muttwmr that tk sJTArtini nt his wtfa 14 tax umhr
i"1oTi pnnntrr tliOTr Arirra nnt ornr tlitm. u t:.l- j.. , ...! ..., .
r Zr J '"v """'';; W6' ""cn snowea nis taoroagn acquaint- usisg ias iu aep? aim xrom sjnce-
else. ThOUSandS Of POUndS have been 1 ance with thonr!rar.f l!m&Mvw i.mMtnrkv.r.t.'n -,i4 .,.
. ! --w -- -w W nw ta ar it - t mmm-wm - w n& itlil W f4 r m
In St. Catharine's, Canada, Mr. Craig, ing the GoddW of the Stck Exchange
who played John Grist in "Jane Shore,' might be given, bat ao long a her
was taken seriously 01, and the new snare are set smo will walk acraight
comer, who went by the name of "Bob" . iato them, with, their eyes open, sad the
Trimmer, volunteered to appear in tbe j note of warning will be raised la vain.
part. No one else was available, his .
offer was accepted, aad, to the astonish-, David Prnats, a negro, box ior IC
ment of all, he made an immense hit, , years been a coarict ia the Rhode Is
was called before the curtain and the f Ltad State-oraon- He w cnrfneitl
The importation of oranges from the
islands of the Mediterranean and West I
Indies to New York is an
business bnt a verr Tiskv onp
over half the cargo is lost and some- j
times as mucn as 90 per cent. Many f tions as to his home
KtMmers bnns' & million t a tim irpnrairivt . ltnnr mrsrn-rr
' -- mm 1 - m mm s m mmm mw r-w ww m. mmy J m r
next morning the press said thai "Mr. . when he enteral, bat immediately t
Craig," whose name was refined ia 1 caise a hard student, aad has spent aJl
the bills, divided the honors with the his Iclscre in a scccesive maitcry of
star." ire morrow Jocna him In fats
writing, arithmetic, aiger:
, aad " four lanEuacw. H!
KftW d tn it nrrtrra.v hdvsf
' -m - -.w - w-r w 1. m, m - - - .s. r-w r m- ' -
success. Ue adroitly pamed all cues- . srf r.w fa Hv .,,!
. - . , --- . - - , -- -- -. - ,..i, t rv --.
ana xamuy, ana ne j cure his release from the resaiaic five
. - .WUJUI.
immense proper cepartmeat agam, ana he marie geomeUT, aad four laneuacw. Ht
. liffTi s no rfiTnv ti hi :nrnrnrr hfriftry ij r u . V
w.. , w ww .- "- ...wv i 3.jHU Kl
oatil, & I years of his aenteace.
' ' I in ' -" ill 11 iiM"Wirw:"WHiM"'i'Tl." 'HjWninni.;'TU mnim'jiiiin p ii
'. t .. .,
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