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THE BED CLOUD CHIEF.
. L. THOJUS, rabllthcr.
TEE BIRDS' PLEDGE.
"Winter is ovcrl" piped the quutl to the
"Glaums gone!" quacked the duck to the
"So are wet So are wc!" ar tbe aaacy
"Corn wan planted to-day 1" screamed a gar-
"I'm delighted to know I" cawed a hoarse old
' We'ro building a neat," caroled robin red
breast. "It'a quite time, I think," trilled a gay bobo
" Tour iicat ia too narrow," aaldthe wren to
" I aba'n't clmne it an inch 1" twittered upar-
row to flnch.
"What a very bad manager 1" cried a proud
f carlct tanuger.
"hpeak kindly ot all I" warbled voices small.
"lAii'H make n Upledger aaid a thrush in tbe
"And a nrittcn one, too!" whistled clear tbe
'.'. V.!n ".ure 1 "Prw-'l" peeped a modeat jcwec.
I'll pledge In a minute," aida uweet-tern-Tiered
Some caroled it loud. Home echoed it nhrill,
Jtut all guve the promiae, "We will, yea, we
i:ach inind our own business and never apeak
Youth' ' Companion.
The day Is come, and the curpctu
.AjeUrugged outaide the houne;
As man is dragged to the station
IAX tbe close ol u big carouse.
I fee the wife and her handmaids
Wade through the suds and the dust;
Ai.d I feel as though the pie of my Hie
Was near 1 j' all under-cruat.
Come, give me a club with a handle
Ah long iidthe month ol ilay;
And lwill watUe thu carpet
- The -w hole of the livelong day.
Do you reckon the grand old masters,
Toe immortal bards sublime,
Sent the echoing thuds of the carpet-stick
Down the corriderbof time?
Ob, like strains of -martial music.
The endless " thrum, Hum, thum!"
Mxke me think of the man on dress-parade,
A-pouiiding the big bans-drum.
I wield the stick they bavo brought me,
With a Hap, and a thud, and u hisi;
Oh, better a ear and a hall of sleep
Thau illtcen minutes ot this.
rerchance some humbler poet
-Was dri en at rise of sun.
To face a carpet and collar n club,
Hut he didn't do it for fun.
For a carpet has power to quiet
These dreams of the upper air,
And make a man run riot,
And rip and rave uud tear.
Hut I pound from dawn to noontide,
And if ever 1 stop from choice;
From the back door nigh or the window
I hear the good wife's voice.
And the day is so lull of this music
That I wirh that some April day.
Some tramps would tuke in our carpets and
Twelve thousand miles away.
Hurling ton Hmckeyc
The villages in tbe neighborhood of
Boston present some curious social as
pects. Every morning the railroad
takes almost tbe entire male population
to the city. At night it returns them
again. The village is practically a
sleeping-place for people whose eveiy
thought is of the town. Their very
manners and customs are of the city,
and yet in reality the peoplo are only
' Love is a never-ending theme with all
the story-tellers, and they delight to tell
the tale in every tongue. Hear, then,
a story of love under new and peculiar
circumstances a tale of mingled love
and social martyrdom, the highest
moral courage, and the most pitiful
slights and insults.
Tbe village of Weston consists of one
main street, where stand the churches,
the town-hall, Post-oflico, and sundry
feeble-minded stores. There are no
ble elms, a wide road, and a few pretty
houses. The better class of dwellings
aie on the hill-side beyong tbe railroad,
or to the north, on the meadows. By
day a sleepy place ; at night every house
is filled with city people sound asleep.
" The people live here, but their hearts
are in the town. Every boy looks for
ward to the time when he shall join the
pilgrims to the city abd a store. To go
into an office or store in Boston is the
l onlj thing for a young man to do. He
must have business in town or lose
Tom Maxwell had the misfortune to
be -born in Weston, and early imbibed
itspeouliar notions concerning life and
the thing to do. For instance, no young
gentleman must work with his hands;
he must not go into a retail store ; he
nrasF dress well, be able to take part in
theXybeum debates, and he must not
on any account stay in the village dur
ing the day. Unless he could do all
ihis he had better remove to New York
or Chicago, and dwell among the unen
lightened in outer darkness.
Tom had secured a place as account
ant in a wholesole grocery house, and
was considered a lucky fellow. He had
a small property of his own, and he had
fallen love. The Object had even said
she would some day wear his name. She
wore his diamond ring already.
Suddenly Tom Maxwell appeared at
the village station at 11 o'clock in the
morning,, and in an hour it wa3 known
of all:worien that the wholesale grocery
concern had failed. The Object knew
it first, and straightway all knew it.
Of course the engagement would
come to an immediate end. There was
not the least fuss about it. Weston
prides itEelf on its dignified serenity un
der trials. It stopped, and that was the
end of it. The next day Tom had a dia
mond ring on storage at his rooms.
Thereupon the young man sat down
to" consider the situation. He was now
21, had a good general education, and
didn't know anything very well. His
hands were soft; heknewhowtodance;
' ce'could sing tolerably and paint a lit
tle; he could not dig, neither could he
steal. He was, in fact, a fair sample of
the Weston young gentleman.
He also considered the situation from
a lover's point of view. Here we have
no right to intrude, and we must learn
his thoughts from his actions.
For several days he wandered around
in the open air, casting about to see
whafrhemightdo, but realty curing his
heart wound in silent contemplation of
nature. Herein was he doubly wise.
In a moment of inspiration he thought
of emigrating to New York. Other fel
lows had goae there, and had made
money; wiry not be? He even investi
gated the expense of the journey; but
something stood in the way. He loved
the Object still.
One day he happened to pass through
the main street at high noon. There
was not a soul to -be seen in all the
drowsy place. Some stray hens gath
ered round the overflowing water-trough
before the chief store, and a solitary
cow cropped the grass along the side
walk. .He was a trifle hungry, and
went up the decayed and broken steps
of tbe store to purchase a lunch. The
door was locked, and he peered in at
the dirty windows. Was it here the
housekeepers of Weston boaght their
sugars and molasses, their teas sad
sp&es? He felt glad he had not known
it before. What a horrible place!
Dark, dingy, confused with half-opened
boxes and barrels, a broken scale on tbe
counter, rows of fly-specked hotties on
the shelves, confusion and disorder,
Just then a man in shirt sleeves and
frowzy hair appeared and opened the
door. Tom asked for bread and cheese.
He paid for something, took it away in
a newspaper, and charitably bestowed
the whole of it upon the ancient hens in
It wat a good investment. With tbe
purchase he gained an idea. Ideas are
money to the wise, and Tom Maxwell
was wise above his generation. He
looked up ana down the sleepy street,
and contemplated the three establish
ments that supplied the village needs :
one variety place, where nails, needles
and dried fish found ahorse: one butch
er's shop a horrid den, full of unspeak
able abominations; and the dismal gro
cery. 1 be idea grew uj on him rapidly. He
considered it two days, and t en re
solved to try it. Little did he imagine
the immense social changes his decision
would involve. How could he foresee
the slights, the sneers and insulting con
descension that would be bestowed up
on him? He saw nothing, Boftfren tbe
outcome of his love experience that
would spring from his new ii'ea.
The following week the riliage-car-penter
received an order to tora the
lower story of the old -Allen maasion
into something now what, he could
not exactly comprehend. There were
to be two immense windows, with a
wide door opening in o a parlor. Be
hind this were to be two large rooms ;
and in front there was to be a wide pi
azza, with ample canopy and broad
steps, and with spaces for flower bor
ders on either side.
Tbe news spread quickly through tbe
village. Every body knew that Tom
Mnxwell had embarked in some insane
scheme, and was tearing the Allen
mansion to pieces. Poorooy! his -ad
love experience had injured his mind.
He Y'&s throwing his money away, His
friends should interfere and s we him
from rain. At night the returning mer
chants paused before the dismantled
mansion, and wondered what new folly
had broken loose in tbe town.
Maxwell heard of these thing, and
the next morning a high board fence
shut the work from view. This onlv
excited the greater curiosity. Every
female tongue wagged fast over Tom's
consummate folly. What did he in
tend to do? Was it a house, theater,
shop, or studio?
Weeks passed. There was muoh
hammering behind the high board
fence. Then came the silent painters ;
and lastly one night two hrge wagons
unloaded sundry boxes and barrels at
the door. The same evening every fam
ily in the village, and in all the villages
rouna aoout, received a pome invitation
to inspect, on the following night, the
The next afternoon at half past G the
carpenters pulled down tbe high fence,
and displayed well, it conld. not be
called any thing. Nothing like it had
ever been seen in the world at least so
they said; but then Weston sight never
extends beyond Boston.
There was in front a neat garden with
a graveled walk. At one side the road
passed close to the steps, so that car
riages came directly to the piazza. Two
immense plate-glass windows and a
double door filled the entire front of tbe
lower part of the building. Over the
door was a simple sign, or card:
"Thomas Maxwell." Through the
windows could be seen tables spread
with white covers, and laid with dishes
of the most delicate dried fruit, golden
butter, bread, cake, ever thing that
could delight the heart of the house
keeper. The door opened upon a par
lor, carpeted, and furnished with nu
merous chairs and small tables. Nearly
every table bad some choice display of
things desirable in a gastronomic sense.
A tea-urn graced one corner, and be
side it stood a coffee-urn, while on the
table before it were cups, sugar and
spoons. Two doors at the back led to
large rooms completely filled wiih ta
bles loaded with foreign and domestic
groceries. No counters, no shelves,not
a thing to suggest a store. English
neatness, Parisian elegance in arrange
ment,. American convenience every
where. A pretty girl (from Boston) sat by
the door to receive the guests. Two
stout young fellows (from Maine) were
ready in the rear room, and Maxwell
himself sat by the tea-urn. By 7 o'clock
they began to come. At 8 o'clock there
were twenty carriages at the door. At
half-past eight there were more than a
hundred, and the place was packed.
The whole affair was a surprise.
Weston did not know what to do, wheth
er to applaud or laugh or cry. It was
not a lunch, for not a thing was offered;
it was not a party, for there were neither
cards nor dancing; nor a reception, for
nobody received. Maxwell welcomed
every nody politely, and bade them ex
They did. They did more ; they com
mented with most refreshing freedom.
Some said it was a joke;' nay, it is an
occasion for grave remonstrance. The
poor young man had lost his mind. A
few older heads said it might be a good
speuuiauou, uat uui one saia a single
word of approval, or even encourage
ment. At 10 o'clock Tom Maxwell closed up
the place and went home. He would
not exactly describe it, but he felt it an
indefinable something, a shadowas if
he had passed under a cloud. The next
day it was clear enough. He had step
ped into a social cold oath.
In ruder civilizations peoples showed
their disapproval byquielmrarofrthe
offending party, or they tore down his
house or exiled him, or, in the modern
English fashion, they broke his win
dows. Nothing of this happened to
Maxwell. None the less sharp and ef
fectual were the arms used against the
They spoke to him when they must,
but No need to describe it in detail.
He had totally lost position. Days and
nights passed. There was a reception
on Walnut Street; .he was not invited.
There was a German on the hOl; he re
ceived no card. At church they nodded
distantly; mo more. He sat in his pew,
pale, with compressed lips, and an un
spoken prayer on his tongue. The
preacher said, Forgive your enemies,"
and he resolved he would.
Day by' day it grew worse. Acquaint
ances became strangers; friends be
came acquaintances. The Object pass
ed him in the way as one would a total
stranger. Ha had become what? In
the bitterness of his heart he cried out
that all men were cruel, all women self
ish and hard of heart. He bit his lips
to repress the mingled tears and morti
fication. What had he done? Was he
not a man doing a man's work?
Work! Ah! that was the thing. He
womld work and forget these creatures.
The frst day the store wa opes the
satire sake aaaoaated to f 1-50. A car
riage from Pelthaaa had stopped at the
T we ladies had entered the store
- . .
st 1 1 ifMi aad ladies. They were lot j a yoaag acale persoa, la the wholesale I log a the whites, Uogb a little hear
in adaafratie. It to a better Repeat ' millinery line, remarked that some per- fer.
2i?t l-r!5? Brodwr ry j, son's doiagi were qaise oa a level with Never pat cSrar aakoa rill chlaa,
Falato JSoyaL They emptied their , Maxwell's. , far k will wrelruke all th Tsrilddlar
BAAknokl i K . -- V. -
cell eat roods, and msoaabto at-ices!
They woald call again, aad brxrng all
Not a stage resident of the village ca
tered theames all diy. The following
day was darardajr. It rained hard, and
in the afternoon three people came in
for saadry geods. Oae lady made oat
qmite aa order, and asked that it be put
on the hooks. Maxw U respectfully do
ctiaed. His dealiafs were for cash
alee. The lady otherwisevperson
gave him a withering leek, and declared
she had never been so "Insulted in her
life, and marched out, leaving the goods
behind her. The others paid caife. and
prices asked. They had never obtained j
such bargains before. m ,
The ne it day fourteen carnages came i
from Poltham: Two came frlm Ito-'
burn dale, and one
caih business done
for tbe week. The
The week after it doubled again. The
fourth week Maxwell had to consider
the purchase ot a new team to deliver
Six months pissed, and tbo business
of the store exceeded tbe business of all
the. other stores combined. One of them ,
bad failed, and tbe other had actually
been scrubbed and D&inted. Snch i (
the force of example. And still the
wonder grew. Weston his a thrifty
mind. It can see a cent in a bargain
withlRnllafliiAh clearnMM. Tbn Mar-
well system was accepted fully. It was
delightful to visit a drawing-room, to
have a pretty girl make a cup of tea for
you. Ay, twenty cups if you wished ;
and having tasted, you could buy with
knowledge. Did you wish olives, figs,
sugars, cheese or bread ? Sit down and
try them. This is so much, that so
much. These are the samples. Eat,
test, ponder, and select. You cau not
see the goods ; food in the mass is essen
tially vulgar, f- This is all. Select and
pay. The goods wilL bo delivered ac
cordiag to sample. No one was ever
permitted to pass beyond the parlor.
Within the interior rooms the packers
filled the orders with neatness, dispatch,
Did thenurohaaerwish ioar? The
pretty girl brought sTtray full of sam
ples, with plates and water. One could
make a dough, and even try it in a gas
oven, if desired. Oil was shown burn
ing in lamps ; this light is so much a
gallon, that so much, and so on from
lamp to lamp.
The store was a reception room, shop
ping a social tea-tastiug, with a gentle
man to preside. Maxwell took the or
ders, welcomed the arriving guests,
took the cash, and bade good-speed to
parting friends. They came as buyers,
and departed feeling themselves guests.
At home, every thing turned out ex
actly according to sample, in more than
liberal measure, and in the most ex
quisite order, the very team being care
fully covered with white cloths. No un
couth youths begged for orders at tbe
door; no colleoctor rang, a dunning
Tbe heathen builds a temple to hisj
gods in princely splendor, and it is said
epays for the work thereon. The
Christian's church is often in debt. So
it was at Weston. The First Church
was about to be clcsed on account o) the
unpaid interest on its debt. It was a
matter of great grief to the handful of
people who attended there, and tbey
met at the church in solemn and unhap
py mood one stormy Saturday night to
deliberate over the impossible. In the
midst of the dismal proceedings a small
girl timidly opened the door and looked
ia. She had a letter for the clerk of the
society. Somebody took it, and she dis
appeared. Tbe clerk opened the letter,
and there fell out a piece of paper, crisp
and rustling. The clerk glanced at the
note, and, picking up tbe paper, thrust
it quickly into his pocket. Curiosity
was aroused, and some one asked what
it meant. A check. Ob, marvelous ! A
check for the overdue interest $493 63.
Whose check? The clerk said the mat
ter was to be confidential. The meet
ing broke up in joyful mood. The
church was safe for the present. That
night the clerk's wife knew it. On the
Sabbath every body knew it. The check
was signed " Thomas Maxwell."
Did it make aay difference? Not at
all. H was still "tb 'grocery-man."
Beings of a fine mold could receive his
gift, bat could not receive him. They
even resented it as a piece of presump
tion. He had only half of a hired pew
in the back row, where he sat every
Sunday with the sexton's daughters;
They did send a vote of thanks, but it
came by mail. Not a soul spoke to him
about it save the old minister. Some
ssid it was a bid for trade. -
Shortly after this the fire-engine house
took fire, in derision, and ingloriously
burned down. The next morning the
village carpeaterwas "hard at work haul
ing lumber to the' nuns. ' The fire "com
pany, a volunteer association, composed
chiefly of wo rkingmen and young me
chanics, said, " Wherefore do ye this?"
And straightway ne said, in tne language
of the period, ' Maxwell gim me the or
der; cash on the nail:" -Thereupon
they went with one accord to the gro
cery store and gave three cheers for the
proprietor. Persons of fine mold said,
"Another bid -for rtraae." Maxwell
heard thereof, and thought it over.'
Every man of the fire company was al
ready a customer. Moreover, nine
tenths of his trade came from other
towns and village.
Time went on, and the new idea in
the grocery line flourished mightily. It
was the wonder of the trade, and deal
ers came from afar to see" how the thing
was done. Sensible fathers from the
city came with requests that their sons
be taught the new business. It was a
new business, for the grocery-man: of
the period knew none of these things.
People patronized him because they
mast. Thar came to Maxwell's be-
rcauseitwas a pleasure. Thev came.
and saw, and bought much, for the busi
ness was founded on .a recognized law
of human natare.
Meanwhile the Object lived on and
on,- apparently1 udifieren bat really
keenly alive to all. She attended par
ties and recaptions, aad heard people
speak of Maxwell only in slight and
contempt, and she heard it all in cow
At last her eyas were opened. She
waspntoneome charity committee in
the church to visit tbe'poor, and, to the
surprise of all she really did so, which
was unusual for a' committee-woman.
Every where before her had gone an
other. He had thought his ways un
known, but the widow and fatherless
were garrulous in hts praise. She came
back a wier and happier woman.
That night there was a reception at
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oae of the sort faahioeabk hofuee.
The parlor was fall whea she catered,
and she and her way slowly to the
side of the hostess. Jaat a see stood
' by the hostess, st the head of the room,
I .. U. J. . . U V31t m.A
a clear soprano betide him.
A sudden hath fell oa the room.
I T mAn f it . ar
that is not fit to eater tocieij
Itear ftiu lm vJalt the il i 1 1 i I
., .i. ,i J
Thereupon there was a geacral lach j loT i be aU of hole.
through the room. Why the people! apriakle pulveriicd borax arosxd
should lauzh was not clear. It pro-.yoar inkand closctt, aad you wiUwxa
, duced, however, a surprising efioct.
'-Jar. Maxwell is a gentleman whom
you can well afford to pattern."
At once there was another laugh, but
in a different key.
" lhank you, miss. I never consider
" It were wiser ,n you if you did. Mr.. To deila rahIn. wipc cm wilk a
Maxwell is a Christian gentleman and a d lowcL y w oT u
njan-who paid the Weft on the w, make Qr ddiD keirr.
church debt; who rebuilt tbe engine-, . . ,..,., kt w m
house: who eave the new books to the L. T? make cI h hco Vltxh, ?
f rom Newville. Tb library; who helped the widow Vaien-?" sn ?our
mnnntn.l n tOTL '.D linn. (. kol.4 U- Uivl 4. mite itl . ll "fj 'H 1
next week it don bled. their dutreM:" who M&ved the Clarks . ,l lo mc
aluvuuku w vv uu. . nun uciwu lue nmk jakwi.T i .. . - ,,. , ..
from positive starvation ; who has been
afriendtothehelplo; who laid out
the Utile park at tbe corner-" ,
" Who keeps a grocery store," put in
the male person.
Atthm RnniH In.nfhfd. tint there was a
well defined murmur of dissent, and tbe
laugh died away.
Who taugbt you bow to Keep astoro
honestly; who has borne sligntsand in
, suits because he chose to do a man's
. work in the world; who"
She was onlv a woman. She did not
finish the sentence, for she actually
fainted away, and would have fallen hAdb90rb no moisturo from lhc fruit or
not the male person ciught her. Never cust,. Mj wni come oat of tbe oven
bad there been a greater sensation in
Weston. The ladies gathered near, with
salts and words of sympathy. The men
stood apart in silence, for they were
A. very small female person, who had
been known to cast greedy ejes in a cer
tain direction, said, spitefully, "Oh yes;
it's well enough now be is rich."
Tbe Object revived just in time to hear
this, and said to tbe small creature, " I
have been a fool like the rest."
Here was a fine state of affairs. Max-
well rich and publicly defended by one
of tbe most fashionable girls in town
He must be cultivated. Within a week
he received a dozen invitations to teas,
dances, kettle-drums, and roceptions.
He smiled to himself at each, and re
fused them all with thanks.
The news of tbe Object's bold de
fense came to hi ai quickly. Was she
tbe Object still? Of that there wai no
doubt. Did she care for him ? It might
be, and yet what could he do ? lie can
vassed the whole ground, and wisely
resolved to do nothing.
Events gallop in these days. There
came one to tbe village who seemed a
man Of the world. He asked for Max
well's store, and was shown the parlors
on Main Street. He stood before the
place, and gazed and gp-zed. Then he
went in, and asked permission to sit a
while and observe the trade. He sat
there three hours. Then, in a lull in
the business, he rose and said to Max
well, " Young man, this will not do.
You are hiding your ideas under a bush
el Come out into the world where you
will be recognized. I'm not a man of
words, but if half a million will help you
to open a dozen stores of this kind in
Chicago, Milwaukee, Columbus, Louis
ville, Omaha, San Francisco, or where
else you wish, I'm vour man. Will you
"Yes, sir. If every thing is cor
rect." "Every thing is correct. There are
my card and references. I'll call to
morrow with my lawyer and the pa
pers." Thereupon he presented his card, and
withdrew. The next day the store had
changed hands, for there were parties
already waiting to buy it. The evening
train that connects with the Western
Express stopped at the little station and
took np a young lady and gentleman.
The few people who stood near smiled
in that friendly way bestowed on people
about to be married, and then they were
gone. The train pulled slowly out of
town, and a young lady, fair to see,
leaned out of tbe window and said :
Good-by, little village. I love you,
because you are an excellent place to
emigrate from." Then she turned to
her companion and said, -" I am glad
Tom, we are going out into the great
So am I, for it is God's world
wherever we go.
Tbe new man ran the store just six
months, and faild. He was only a grocery-man,
with a grocery-man's narrow
views. His failure was perfectly logi
cal. Harper s Bazar.
JiU .jir t
Victoria's Fear of Issassiaatiem.
Queen Victoria was strangely moved
when she heard the news of the at
tempted assassination of the Czar. She
has a morbid dread lest somebody shall
take rfinUo his head to pat aa end to
her happy reign by shooting her. She
never travels even from Westminster to
London without an escort of from three
to twelve stalwart gentlemen. Four of
these attendants went to Italy with her
to eajoy the scenery and to protect her
f roam assasjias: A correspoadent ol the
Cardial fSttsstrekses an incsieat pCthe
Queerf s pas5agethrough Edmburg a
few years ago. She hadgpne thither to
unveil a statue of the Prutce Coasort.
The city was full from gate to gate with
a loyal and enthusiastic population.
All went well with the procession, till,
just as it was aiaout to turn into the
square in which the statue is erected, a
stidf stoppage occured. The Queen,
who was sitting in an open carriage,
seemed struck with a sudden terror.
She started, clenched the side of the
carnage with her aaai, ae with'errsry
vestige of color fred from her face,
hurriedly asked what was the natter.
It was-notaiag but a cavalry horse per
forming maneuvers not iacloded in the
programme, but it sooaaod as if she-!
thought that aaother braiakes boy had
oeea csurox was .xie oosoMsa
wxaciiiuiiaa,aai wauMe aataeaaei i
loaded with red a)ckat-haa4twvhiefs, 1
auu jus new auea was aeaagns oa tne
life of the Queen of EaglandT
It is a curious fact -that tbe
maritime of the more important Euxo
peaa cooatri shooMpoanM the great
esX port on'the CoatTaeat, equally im
portant in a military and commercial
sease. Accordiagto the statistics, re
cently compiled by CoL Weaver, United
States Consul at Antwerp, the xiaritime
JsoTBis otaat port are inferior oa-
ly to those of Lbadbn acd Liverpool.
Kextia importaace coma sacceasively
Marseilles, Hamburg, Havre, Hall, Am
sterdam, Bremen, Southamptoa,"Bor
deanx, aad Glasgow.
MISTS FE TKE MCSEwLI.
Oaloaj mar he aeaked all alrh!
wuaoai u asTor iem.
f The reiki of r are ae socrh-
O.d potato rasy b
lac room. I-.i.j.k-.-. !-.- aa ,- .
who would do!2!Wlky 8er before
. m. :. M . cooking them.
ceiy. xic , .-t-Jk water used la isixiajr bread
le grocery-man, .. .rl r i i. i 7.1 vTw
'i ut be trpid hot. If it U too hot the
be nd of cockroicae.
; A little cheee taken at meal heipi
' other food to digest. If taken in Urge
j quantities it b very indigestible,
j potatoes ou?at not to taad too
ionc in water for jt je, tb irch oat
ftf t Km m? mv tHm ttJ.
or two ocioro umg u. ia:i
warm room and do not allow
! To boil potatoes so tbey will be cry
no meaiv : w ben the skin trtJC!i pour
, ,ng tbcirateam.
To brown mgarfor pudding, pot
Ice snp-ar in a twrfRfftirdn-nan. 11 the
j pan is the leat wet the sag&r will burn
; and spoil both it and tbe pan.
in making a crut of any kind do
not melt the shortening. Let it be ai
cold as possible and knead it through the
flour. Melting it injures the crust.
Rr Al!n t K ton if tklnwftrfrakt
nt -.:., fiTft ,:,.; n, m am, u .!
crisp, and will remain so
To clean brass, itnmarse or wash it
several times in sour milk or whey;
this will brignten it without scouring;
it may then bo scoured with a woolen
cloth dipped in ashes.
The following ii said to be a raie
exterminator of bed-buga: The white
of an egg and an ounce of quicksilver
beaten up together, and aDpiiad to in
fested furniture. Be careful to krep the
mixture beyond tho reach of children;
it is rank poison.
To render the flame of yonr lamp
more brilliant, without increasing tho
consumption, whether you burn oil llu
id, or any of the products of petroleum,
soak your wick in vinegar and dry be
fore using. Thta is an old idea, and as
it is easy to try, it ouht to bo.
To remove iron tatc from new ket
tles, boil a handful of hay in them, and
repeat the process if necessary. Hay
water is a great sweetener of tin,
wcoden and iron ware. In Irish dairies
every thing used for milk is scalded with
To make a beef omelet, tah 2
pounds of raw beef chopped fine ; 1 egg ,
well beaten, 2 crackors pounded fine, a
piece of butter (melted) and pepper,
salt and sage to taste. Mix all together
with just Hour enough to knead it, form
and bake one hour in a nan, baste often
while it is baking; it is be3t sliced cold.
Carmel for browning soups and gra
vies may be made as follows: Heat a half
pound of moist brown sugar in a sauce
pan. Stir until it is ai smooth a but
ter, let it darken but be careful that it,
does not burn ; add one pint of hot wa
ter very slowly and mix thoroughly, let
it simmer, while the sugar dissolves,
keeping it well scraped from the feidea
of tbe saucepan, then bottle and cork.
To prepare sweet-breads quickly,
have ready a half pint of veal gravy ob
tained by stewing a small piece of scrag-,
gy veal. Boil the swoet-brcads half an
hour, then throw them into cold water
to bleach and grow plump ; roll them it
in eggs and bread-crumbs seasoned with
salt and pepper; lay them in a pan with
a piece of batter as big as a large wal
nut on each and bake a nice brown,
season, strain and thicken the gravy to .
a consistency of cream and pour it over
them. . '
Bull-Doziar His Eaiplojer.
New Hampshire voters are, it seems,
proverbially independent in their action.
A good story has been told, never before
in print, of an old-fashioned New
Hampshire Democrat who once went
down to work for the rich John D. Wil
liams, of Roxbury, Mass. Whea voting
day came round, Mr. Williams asked his
hired man how ne was going to vote. .
He reDlied for the onnosition candidate.
Mr. Williams said, "If you do so vote I
will not have you to wore lor me a day
longer.11 The hired man then said.
If you don't rote for my candidate I
will never work for yoa a day longer."
They confronted each other at the polls,
watched each other, and saw that they
voted opposite tickets. Tbe aired man
went home, packed up, and asked for an
immediate settlemeat. Mr. Williams
laughed and said: "I did not mean
what I said, I can't get aloag without
you ; you won't go?" Hired man said :
" I did mean what I said. I will never
work for a maa who doat vote the
Democratic ticket." And he wenthoaae
to New Hampshire: This is a true ac
count of tbe way an old-fashioned New
Hampshire Democrat attempted to ball-
doze nis employer. Jizaer ia. a.)
The Esaperor William was creatly
anoTedwben.be beard of the receat at
leaiatupM tbe life oi tbe Czar. He
laimediatedy sent to Mm nepaew a loag
telegraphic message of coagratulatioa
upon his escape. The Czar sent to bis
uncle full details of tbe eraai. He de
scribed how wheal taking his usual
morning walk a maa accosted aad then
fired at him. Being without arms he
sprang back aad took to flight, where
upon tbe. aiarderer pursued and con
tinued to charge at hint uatil seised by
Russia has ha a great beak em
bezzteaaent case. Hr. Tucaentzoff,
CaahieroX theLaaded Baak of Mataal
Credit, has beaa aeataaoedto Siberia
for plusdariag his imstitaden for foar
years of amillioas of romalas, which he
neat lor aaaraiaceni iirratr. i.iae
TEadt of Befeaai. he weart oa iaais
career of theft aad eitravagaace wita-
oat ctcitinr the SMPtcioas of the Direc
., WBV aawa. aw taaaanea af
ctci ting the sesspkrioas
of the baak.
loral y tham the ladiaa sexataMr. It ia
thea that the aobiered aaas spriags oa
kia poay aad the warpath, aadea
gagesaaagncmitarai persaiie ay war-
"GiTe aaa that bottle, Joha," she
"To horrid, wiaked elf," hat
took a walk that airht, she
draak it ap herseil Oaw Aaosrd.
U,t7 Wm. fr tkir .
t , - u r . -. r t?w
C!bk .- fc? da- Ka Xmabala Milwu ..
iJ ? rrtot. C 4 a r Ht4
Ih- rV rint rntrttt, U&
It rwStr tWToeu i&mr -X' 4 r
f"" 9Ut kis StMinr v riMiMkei k-
ti It oars Sj?ti trf iMmxc tt
r? j-i rtrri
ti. - oi
tToi "t wo:.-
Wmkt t t
rrc 0 Jnai rtrrU raf. na
lemnumie & w itit w4
rs h&rt e
tfMKy in ti tan IW
rtsTW iKXlrzlrtit Tityer- rVwcttwft.
?-rrrT. fflrirtT J raSt7 f i
Ibrxp csnl!s.n! Hrtm of rrmlr WrtS-
Su li kttMti ei Hbjeua r is 1&m 4 Ufa
rwFH1 l?s- for ta rssr uT a au,l;iU
or m-LmJlc dUr4 wi iJkHi u4
tT:n.j Xj Urgvaaret erf li firr. fcr
3ok nnmlj ra Vr. T WUitarfi Aa r
rVt or Trtvr a4 Ar Tic, tfc ajou
lUtva tii wukt, fc fc-B tjutbtw t 1U s
prtrtors WlKIflc. HkIst Jt CH erf .Vr 0
Utx. &&J U arjxnT3 hj iXt &&;&! pv
icAioc, aad tot try tA lracxUu.
rr 3i rrtti an
.Yoriuna! Ut U Site Uli ot a t fkaipei
of TS pii. It contt U Hejr;Af U
lisp I'TTtl&rnU cf lis UatuM UW. t una M Mi
? U i4ta vil Ulr porlraSU (13 fat tO,
tbrrTNl cxpfewjj- lot lal fc . iiw Vi t
Lraita of L'libfiiB witkfcAliiI- JTtt Ij r.
will be wci u ct 44r. bj man. m rtvt
- - -' - - - - - - . - - i
tamp. iu n. btxtxx. rv.uc ki
' T KrrTlncrH.bt
U (JlM bJ t (.atrt. U ttf & -
c-it trrri i U-tr :ajtW ut
."- $. wo a inrr u
prtdraiul Utlilt tiicouatrj &n4 icrva
Cmci by wearing Br7 Uf faJ (et It)
DR. JOHN I0LLS
FOII THE CURE OP
FEVER and AGUE
Or CHILLS end FEVER.
The proprUtsr ef ikli c!ebrt4 aaHUlat
jaiUy cla!at fr it a upwiarity r tr all rem
edict crer offered le ta public ftr ta SATJL
CERTAIN. SPEED TadFEKMaXEirT car
of Aeft.adFvrr,er Chilli isiFrvtr.watia
creftaortorloftff lUadiBC Mo rtftra to la
oatiro Writers asd SoolfctrH eosatry to bear
hin tettiaieay ta tbo trath of tho oitertlea
that 1b sa rata wafv wHI It f!1 to rr. f
" - " - ,- - -
oat. In acreit snaay casei ituaelo dote hao
ben lafieieat for a care, s4 whole ftalUeo
have seta eared by a ilaglo bolt le, with a pr
feet reiteration ef the cexeral health. It ia,
however, sradeBt, aad la every eao&reecr.
ttisteenre, If ite aaelaeeatlaaodim mailer
dotti lor a week or two after the disease hae
been chocked, aore eepoelally ia dlftealt aad
lonr-stasd'nr ease. Uetnilv tala aadlc4
will not req&irvaBT aid to hot? the howeli ia
good order. Ehoald the patieat, however, re
quire a cathartic medicine, after fcaYlsr takes
three or fear deiea of the Toale, aalaele detoe
BULL'S VEGETABLE FAMILY FILL! will
bottle. DS.JOUKlULLeaiyhaiUorifht U
manufacture aad eel! the eririsal JOHN J.
SMITH'S TONIC STKUF, ef LeaiariUe, Ky.
Examine well the label on each bottle. If ay
pnrate itaaap If not es each bottle, do sat
parchaae, or yoa will he deceived.
Manufacturer and Vender of
SMITH'S TONIC SYRUP,
BULL'S WORM DESTROYER,
The Popular madia of the) Day.
rriarlaal 0r, SIS la W.. UlUlWILI, KT.
M'IINWO.nlitltnr1T ArHtwiallip. tt,
SUbtaMtrltCardMOc J a 111 NrCU. . N T
CA Sncmflake, Cbrumo. etc C'anK turaeto
UUUoldaadJrt. 10c a a Cart Cn. IWiWOw
By E. E. PRATT. 79 Jackea-t., Chlcaat.
Wllrox A: filbaw fClesant-Caa Oafcl
hSasufaaarcni trier, law; wUleaUfer
OreAaariicaa "rwlnr Sfacki
Is enblttereu or proper,
KMnrr, HUAArr r Ortnary Oai
pialnta. HrUM" Marat Urate!
orOfwrai IMIHy. taki
Nl'RTH 81 aWat
Ktnitum ot crto.
rain to tea IkV, Itaca al Lraa.
Kxermm and liiUmumtm-m. m
rami tr, Hcara aisaiav
SY. AU UirwN af U XIAimK
tiJ7 Onram ar rutrA trt Nl'ra
rvniit itrrfdiw uh all
A Mrfaet trluaa
aaafM nas a aui tac
Wt by avrry Kaawra.
a y&ur mMmm aaa
u an seatal ear
f v arte Met. etc laav
drrw a.. St. aia
P AGENTS WANTCO FOff THE
JtcvniJLit7saar ua.lral amVc mmt ijamm
larsr- rtoobl' f4aaa par-.JMl te t" meal mnrplrtr Wa.
UinvtUr WurMmt paUHfcrt. U m-Ha at Uft. Matf
tin cprlmra ae and rttr UJW b ArrrA. iM
wi-T tl HIfaa-rUtn ani UhtI. Ajterrm,
51TIO.AL 1'CKLlSBIMi CO.. M. UK .
EMaWWMi la IC1 far tft Ohm
lof caafr YaiaMaia1 aTlMflHk
rratfaaav a4 IHaeaa
tiitnuimvf knUeerlaeer hknaad mate
in. Far intormmtum. dreBtan aad rHesea
W. a afftSJuaaiaai.raaaOi.ia.
ST. LOUIS. afO.
AGENTS, READ THIS.
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aad woBOtstiH irmUeea. Wt
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TIE UiDEES OF TSU rriTI
CM A U li- tkN4 ikt t VM Xlr
x. raiTT. rs imsm u. cum.
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EKA9ICA1XS AIX MALARIAL
DISEASES feat Urn SY1TXM .
J. C. K;CHADSOM, Prop
nrror .a w au itbuu.
Speaks for itself.
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Trot ot CUmWrt ad Wnw.
BICHOLS, aEPR0 1 CO.
IWIIBat AM ftwtT iUsUHU
A A V. C. MILL!. Ptvtlmlmr;
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laaaaj fjrnaa Tai i il lis Ki a iw (eaW a
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