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HOME, FARM AND (i AKDEN.
An old dress or cloak, of silk or
any other material, if ripped and regu
Carly washed in a few cents' worth of
, jSpanish silk bark diluted with water,
will look like new again. Cincinnati
One great advantage of an early
vpgctablcgarden is that'two crops may
le grown in one season. If an abund
ance of manure be used the dfun upon
lho 6oil should not be great Cleveland
Don't throw away the voting beets
you have thinned out. Instead of
throwing them on the ground to wilt
throw them into a pan of cold water,
and afterward boil them, roots and tops,
(or greens. Thny are delicious. N. Y.
An appetizing way to warm over
potatoes is to heat them in a sauce-pan
containing a coffee-cupful of beef-stock,
well seasoned with salt, pepper, and a
little parsley which has lirst been
browned in butter; cut the potatoes in
thin slices and let them cook slowly un
til they aro saturated with the gravy or
liquor. N. Y. Post.
Digcstiblo Biscuits: Take one
(lound of brown flour, then put it in a
jasin; add a pinch of bait; put. two
ounces of butter in a saucepan; add to
it half a pint of water and make it boil;
mix it with the flour, and beat it an
until it is quite stiff; then roll it out
with pastry-cutters, and bake ten min
utes. Boston Globe.
A vicious heifer can be cured of
kicking by using a simple fastening
around the legs, which is called a span
eel. It is a loop of small, soft rope,
About sixteen inches long; one end is
noosed around one leg; the other ia
parsed around the other leg and fastened
by putting a wooden pin so as to hold
it Tho legs are left with about four
inches of play. It should be put on be
fore milking." Ghicaqo Times.
Deep working of growing corn,
eays the Kansas Farmer, is not good.
Jt tears away roots that are needed to
hurry the growth of the corn. And it
tends to hasten evaporation. If ground
is well prepared for planting the shal
lowest working which will keep tho
surface loose and destroy weeds is tho
best It is a mistake to run the teeth
or shovels away down where the roots
ought to be enjoying nbs lute freedom.
It was found by careful trial at tho
gardeu of the New York experiment
station that the old and expensive
method of growing celery in deep
trenches, and with repeated" "earthing
ip" as the plants grew, was in no way
superior to the level culture method,
with a single earthing to blanvh the
stems after they complete their growth.
This is in accord with tho common prac
tice of our best gardeners at the present
time, but it is contrary to the teaching
of the older writers on the subject.
Kindness on the Farm.
Have my brother farmers ever no
ticed or realized the groat benefit to bo
derived from the daily practice of kind
uess on the farm? If they have not, it
is full time the' were giving it thoir
Kindness! it is so light, so easily
-carried about, always at hand to be
.Ktowon man or beast: and it is a real
pleasure to b.'Stow it. It leaves such a
lasting impression for good the recip
ient always me ts you with a pleasant
welcome, and is ever ready to return
itho favor with compound interest. My
own experience with this article of
oarter is so pleasant, so grand, that I
would not exchango it for mines of
In the morning when I ro out, tho
first to greet me is the dog." He comes
for his good-morning. Spot," and a
few pals on the head then he is my
companion on my stroll about the farm.
T o next to meet mo are tho chickens;
they hold a regular jubilee, and we
Jorm a procession and march to the
liaru. At the gato I find the cows w th
their kindly "ba'a," They, too, march
with the crowd, and when the crib is
reached a nubbin and a handful o: torn
iiays them for their greeting. A Jew
kind words to "Blosbom" or "Pink" at
tract tho attention of "Billy,"' who is
ating his break ast in the stable: and
1iis loud, cheerful "nicker' tells that ho
lias heard my voice, and there is no eat
ing until I go up-to him and rub his
eios j and speak a few kind words; then
lie seems content and goes on with his
breakfast. So it is w.th all tho stock;
even to the t m d sheep and the stupid
)igseemto appreciate kindness. What
do these dumb brutes give in return?
All they have got. My dog is so watch
ful of my interests that he would sacrifice-h's
life in my de'ense. My horse
seems to know every word I speak to
liim. Wh n I dismount, however dis
tant from home. I leave him untied,
r.nd no matter how long I am out of
bight, he waits patiently for my return.
When I come homo at evening I meet
the children at tho gate, wailing for mo
with eager expectation, and oa the
forch I am greeted by tho tidy person
nd smiling features of my wife. This
reception dispels all trouble and care,
repaying a thousand-fold my conlidence
jind kindness. But the profits do not
.stop here. I am no sooner announced
than wil ing hands arc ready to relieve
?no from further C3re and labor. From
iho youngest to the oldest, whether my
pwn family or tho help, eaeh tries to ex"
cel the other in kind otliccs, knowing
(hat (heir interest and zeal will be re
warded by kind and encouraging
The benefits from kindness arc not
eon ncd to one's own home. They ex
tend to t'io overy-day walks of life, to
business and social relations. In my
daily intcrcour.-e with tho numerous
tenants, composed of all classes I find
kindness and patience accompli.-h much.
jMy presence is no sooner discovered
than all are anxious to serve me. My
Jiorse is watered and fed, and I am
eastod with the best the house af
fords. In exchange for th.s hoso-tality
Icnlcr into all their little personal af
fairs, giving a t mely word of a Ivico
licro. a warning there, and encourage
went where it is deserved.
Then, 1 say, practice kindness on the
farm. I-ct all share in its pleasures,
and many a gloomy hour w.ll be dis
pelled, d&a'jrecablc tasks will becoma
pleasant, and home will bo as Cod in
tended it, the brightest spo- on earth.
Alex, Bos, in Praunc tutrmcr.
Sheep for Mnttfta.
Wool is more important in this conn
try than mutton, and with the claim
that the wool interests are not fostered
by the Government, the breeders of
sheep, instead of using their animals
for all the purposes to which they were
adapted, confine themselves to a single
production only, and complain that
sheep are not profitable except under
circumstances that permit only of
unlimited range over free pastures. But
wool, while seemingly more important
than mutton, is really not as valuable if
we take into consideration the facts per
taining to tho breeding of sheep for
wool and sheep for mutton.
Our country is so large, and somo
sections so distant from market, that
breeders find it easier to clip aud trans
port wool than mutton, and they there
lore direct their attention to thoso
breeds that excel in wool production,
the consequence being that no people in
the world have such inferior mutton as
we have. It is impossible to find a
dozen first-class sheep in a hundred that
arrive in market that may be classed as
excellent. Such sheep have been neg
lected in order to proihice wool. It is
easj to estimate the difference in cost
between the production of wool and
mutton, for, allowing that wool is worth
lift' cents a pound, the value of fleece
is not a large sum; but if breeders will
endeavor to breed sheep that possess de
sirable carcasses, with something elsa
besides ribs and legs, not only would
tho increased weight be a source of
greater profit, but we venture to say
that the extra qual.ty of mutton that is
produced expressly for market would of
itself add an additional item to the re
ceipts, thereby increasing the profits.
On some railroads sheep are transported
to market at so much each, and the
large sheep are therefore the cheapest.
as they sell by the pound when they ar
rive at their destination, and, although
wool is easily baled and shipped, there
is still considerable labor in shearing
and preparing the wool for shipment.
There is a proportion ot profit also
from the best mutton breeds in tho
shape of wool, even though it may be
inferior, but it is enough to pay the ex
pense. The profit from sheep should
be made as large as possible, and tho
addition of a fen more pounds of wool
to the clip will not compensate for lack
of size aud quality in the carcass. In
England they lind ttie profit in mutton
so great as to make sheep a necessary
adunct to the farm, which would not be
the ease if they bred for wool. With
the increase of population of this coun
try comes a greater demand for good
mutton, for we have but little of it, and
thai demand is sure to increase. As it
increases, the field for breeding sheep
is also widened, and if we are to com
pete with Australia and demand a tariff
to piotect us we will at least be safe
and secure against foreign competition
in the mutton supply. Of course wo
lind mutton in our markets, but such
meat could not be easily sold in En
gland. The usual flocks that conn; to
our markets are very inferior. Tho
people are anxious for mutton good
mutton and it will be profitable to the
one who sends it to market Farm
Field and Fireside.
That we overfeed in some cases, and
uuderiecd in others, as a rule, when the
reverse would answer the purpose bet-
ter, is clear. We underfeed when wo
grow our young stock, doubtless, in I
the majority of cases, take the country I
through; and the exceptional cases
which occur have often the wrong kind
of food given them an undue propor
tion of fat-forming elements, as when
corn is mad the principle feed. We
thus get puny stock, lacking the growth
of which it is capable. This is true of
all k;nls of stock, and there is no rem
edv when the growing period is past.
With only a little change in the food,
substituting a more nitrogenous diet,
this might nave been avoided, with no
increase of cost Plenty of early cut
clover hay, with some" timothy or or
chard grass for variety where desired,
will make a sullic:ent "food for calves,
colts and lambs; or failing to secure a
full growth, a little corn and oil-meal
will supply the deli ieney. In all
oases the iced .should be regular, and
what is equally important, given with
sutlicient space uctween the rations to
a -rd rest to the organs employed in
disposing of it. How liitle this last i3
couriered! We act as though our an
imals were not subject to " tho sanio
laws regarding digestion thai we are.
They aie to be treated in this respect,
"brute" though they he. much as hu
man beings are treated, having greater
capacity it is true, anil requiring more
to satisfy that capacity. What goes be
yond this is to that extent harmful.
Not only should the feeding be regular,
but oftt-ner given during the twenty
four hours, beginning early in the day,
the first at six o'clock, or sooner; the
last at nine in the evening, with inter
mediate feeding. In this way more will
be eaten and better disposed of, with
greater comfort to the animal. This
with comfortable quarters to protect
them from the cold of winter and tho
cold rains of autumn and spring, with
ready access to good water, will increase
the profit on t.:e feed and improve tho
health and vigor of the stock. Coun
In Ills Wife's Pocket,
A fire broke out in a dwelling-house
the other night, and after the man and
his wife had sa cly reached the street
the latter said that there was fifty dol
lars in the ocket of her dress, which
was hanging in a second story back
"I'll go for it," said the husband,
and he plunged into the burning build
ing. The fames raged furiously, and the
man did not return. At the expiration
of an hour the fire was extinguished
and the back building caved. Hremen
groped their way up tho rear stairs
through water and blinding smoke,
and found the man in the closet still
fumbling at his wife's dress, looking or
He was nearly suffocated with smoke,
but hail strength enough to say that he
thought he would have fouud the pocket
inside of two hours. It never o -curred
to uim to seize the dress and rush out
with that Some m n get so exc ted
and nervous in time of fire.- -XorristowM
PERSONAL A5D LITEltAKY.
Rev. William B. Afflec, described
Dn the bills as "The Mark Twain ol
England," is lecturing on temperance.
The real name of Henry Greville,
tho French novelist who has written
such striking scenes of Russian life, ij
Mme. Alice Du rand.
A daughter of Senator Dawes ia
writing a series of articles on "The Mod
ern Jev; His Present and Future," for
the American Hebrew.
Dr. Tanner, the persevering faster,
is fifty years old and hasn't' a false
tooth in his head. He evidently knew
what he was about when he rested his
teeth for so many weeks. Boston Her
ald. Mrs. Elizabeth A. Thornton, of
Hackcnsack, N. J., recently celebrated
her ono hundredth birthday. She dis
tinctly recalls the visit of Lafayette to
Camden to lay tho corner-stone of the
DcKalb monument. N. Y. Sun.
George Augustus Sala gets $10,000
a vear trom the London Illustrated
Sews for writing a page a week and oc
casional dramatic criticisms. He sets
another $lU,t)i)0 from the Daily Tele
graph for an editorial of a column Ion"
now and then.
Washington was childless; Adams'
favorite boy died by suicide; Monroe
had no yon; Madison had no child; Van
Buren's son went to an asylum; Pierce's
only child was killed on the railway;
Polk had no child, and Johnson's only
son was self-destroyed. N. Y. Tribune.
Julian Hawthorne says that his
father, the novelist, wrote a number of
tales having witches for their subject
matter, but they were burned by their
author "because they embodied no
moral truth; they were m"ere imagina
tive narratives, founded o!i history aud
tradition, and hail not the spiritual bal
ance and proportion of art"
Mrs. Ivy Grace Hughes, tho re
markably beautiful woman who died re
cently in New York, was wsll-known in
Montreal. Sho lived in luxurious style
with her first husband, nnmed Canile.
She was a native of Melbourne, Austral
ia, and w:is received in the best society.
Her second husuaud, whom she left in
England, is an elderly man and very
wealthy. Her husband gave her an am
The husband: "Well, my dear, did
you see some beautiful things on your
mountain excursion?" The wife: "The
guide told me to look where I walked;
all I was able to see was my boots!"
A rooster has been bora with only
one wing in Dooly County, Ca., in or
der to givo a paragraphist an oppor
tunity to 5.13 that it re-embles some
chimneys i. e., it has a defective flew.
A Chicago reporter, in giving an ac
count of a murder spent three hours in
hunting up the caliber of the pistol
that did the shooting. lie forgot to
tell who was shot or wiry, but he found
out the caliber. Detroit PoH
A gentleman with a large mouth
and a proclivity :o sniUe was only
brought to a complete rest by being
asked by the photographer to please
"try and smile within the limits of tho
camera only." A". Y. Commercial Ad
vertiser. Dumley wanted to stand his landlady
off for a couple of weeks" board, and
so at the breakfast table he said in a
loud tone of voice: "Ah, .Mrs. Hen
dricks?" "Yes, Mr. Dumley." "Ah,
will you be kind enough to pour a little
cold water in my coilee? It is too
strong and hot." A. ter breakfast she
said: "Certainly, Mr Dumley. I will
accommodate you willingly." Phila
Deacon Dewgood's son returned
home very late the other night from a
pressing engagement with his pretty
sweetheart "Where have you been?"
growled the old man as the youth came
sneaking up stairs in his stocking feet
"Dear father." he replied, "I can not
tell a lie; I've be, n to a protracted
meeting." And the good old man up
braided lrmself for having treated his
son so harshly. Detroit Post.
Edith: You want a recipe for mak
ing p e. Well, here it is: Take one
compositor from the country, one caso
of agate, and one composing stick -
mix well. This has never known to
fail in making pie. How .hall you keep
your pug from Having fleas? Purchase
at some drug store a small quantity of
pans green, and mix with the dog's
lood; then bury the dog. If these di
rections are observed carefully the l!ca3
will leave him. Albany Journal,
" Yes, I do want a collector," said
the millinery man, "but I don't think
a lady would suit me." "Why not?"
asked the female applicant, " 1 could
not only do your collecting but also
assist in "the store, for I am well versed
in this business." "That may be, but
there is another great objection."
" What is it?" Well. I don't think a
woman could make a first-class col
lector, "dive me your reasons." "Be
cause," answered the merchant, as ho
grinned a rai e-the-pluraes-tifty-cents-a-piccesmile,
"because women's work is
never dun you know." Atlanta Comti
lution. Had Something Left.
Two or three years ago one of the ap-
Eropriations in "the River and Harbor
ill was the sum of $15,000 for improv
ing Goose Creek. Habana. The Gov
ernment engitieer for that district suc
ceeded in finding the said creek the
other day, artcr a search of twenty-six
months." He found a rivulet three
miles long, aud six inches deep and
three feetVide, and on the banks he
fouud a solitary settler.
"The government has appropriated
15,000 to improve this creek," ob
served the engineer.
"I know it,and I've been waiting,"
"I don 1 see what improvement is
needed or can be made."
"Reckon not, being as you are a
stranger, but that 'ere cash was ap
propriated to shovel down this'eie "ank
so that my old mule could git down to
water without breaking his internal
The improvement of Goose Creek
was mado at a cost of three dollars,
and the emriiKcr will either have to
turn the cur ent up stream or snd the
' rest of tho appropriation back to tha
I Treasury. Hall JSlrcet Acjm.
tfhe Science or PrlTlIescM which Un.
Ai a majority of people do not know
rhat sort of things stock privileges are.
it ma not oe out ot place to say a few
ivords on this subject. A mock privi-
lege is a paper signed by some well-
knosvn person, and entitling the bearer
to put to, or call trom, that person a
liven amount of a given stock at a
.riven price within a given time. These j
privileges are paid for according to
their speculative value, their duration
and the amount of stock they are issued
for. They are practically insurance
tickets against losses in stock gambling. '
A man who buys a privilege can not
lose more than the amount he pays for ,
it. If he buvs a stock and it goes down. .
10 can put it to the signer of the privi-
lege. If he sells it short and it goes up.
he can call it and cover hi3 contract.
The so-called puts aud calls go only one
way, and the bearer can only either put
to or call from the signer the stock con
cerned. The spreads and straddles
work both ways; the holder can either
put to or call from the signer the stock
concerned. The sellers of privileges
work upon the same plan as book
makers do at the races. They sell
stocks short aga'nst their puts, and buy
them against their calls. As a rule
they make a great deal of money, for
the figures ot the privileges are usually
far away from the market, and the pre
iiiir.n paid for the privilege forms in
nost cases a clear profit. The largest
dealers in privileges areMessr-:. Kusell
Sage. J. it. Keerie, M. O. Bogart and
S V. White. Old Sage has made a
million or two by selling privileges.
Being a director in many corporations,
lui alwas knows which way a given
stuck is likely to go, and sells his puts
and calls accordingly. Besides, he has
a large following, andean always make
rich people buy or sell a certain stock,
and thus protect his paper.
Mr. Keene had the disadvantage of
not being conue -ted with any large cor
poration. a:nl of having no following to
speak of. But he had a perfect passion
for selling privileges. A crisp thousand
dollar biil exhibited by a curbstone
privilege broker was to him l.ke piece
of fed cloth to a bull. He could not re
sist the temptation to go for it. If lie
had confined himself to the dealing in
privileges he would probably have come
out ahead. But, being a "large specu
lator, beside-, he was all the time crip
pled in his movement by the puts and
calls ho hail out. He vas probably the
mo-t consistent, and intelligent bear
for the last two or three years, yet he
did not dare to let the market go down
too far out of fear that an avalanche of
stock would come down on him. The
conqueu e was that he had t sustain
t..e m.irket by buying stocks and, as
prices went down notwithstanding his
eiforts, he had a mass of stocks pit to
him besides. That game was going on
for a long time, and hts jyjs a big lo-er
at .t all the while. His'best friends im
plored him long ago to give up the priv
ilege business,' and he has repeatedly
prom s:d them to do so. but the fatal
passion was there, a id he could not get
lid of it The collapse had toiome.
and it came. There can be no doubt
tuat he will make all his outstanding
contracts good, though it will probably
take him some time to do so, but the
n-rvous tension to whi h he must be
subjected at the present moment must
he terr.ble, and there is not a man n
Wall street who knows him well who
dfo not deeply sympathize with him.
He was alwavs the mot open-hoartcd
and least, tricky of the great Wall street
men. Besides, he fought all his battles
sin rlc-haudjd. and .-o.ne of them were
111 ghty big battles, too. His pluck and
endurance are sub eets of admirat.on.
iiven on the part of his enemies. JV". 1
The Old Printer.
And so the old prnter was dead. Of
--iiurse, when a man has been sticking
type until his head is whiter than rag
paper, and he counts the years of his
wurk by the boxes In the lower case,
ycu expect him to turn his rule almost
an day And yet t he empty case at t lie
old man's window loosed terribly lone
some nxt day. A great manv t mes
that day the boys, who were unusual I y
otiiet. looked over at h.s case, nil won
dcre 1 if the o'd niau wouldn't miss it,
anil the high stool, and his old stick and
the bg solemn looking spectacles he
used to wear Of eourseheM get along,
but for so many yea s those things ha I
been his da.ly companions, tluf bows
wondered if the old man might not miss
them just a little bit, at hrst. I think 1
uideod, that hlng ccn said: "We'd
ought to of sent them with him; we
could of buried them with the old man,
anvhow," ho said You see. Siug Seven
v:v a ;ood printer ,a"ud a goo'd man.
bit he used to work on a sage brush
and alkali paper down in Xe Mexico
ard out in Arizona, and he Had a whole
bfRin full of heathenish Indian ideas.
H-j wanted the boys to put on su s that
niht, so the regulars could go out to
the cemetery "hone-yard, 'Slug 'even
called it -and burn the stool, case, and
the old shoes that served for the old
man's private hell-box, on the old print
The old man had been on the paper
longer than any of us. He used to shake
his head when the bovs stoppe I at the !
atouo to jeff before they went down
Rtairs. " 'Twun'l do, fellows." he would
a-iy; "I've i,een there, aud I know.
Night of the 27th of November, 18-14, I
oame into this town a bilin not a cent
:u m- pocket, and enough tamarack u
1 1 a- 1 ....
mv ncau to net me a nigut a iodrin
the old man looked :t mi. nnil he. ri !
lookin' at the raggedest ornaricst
tramp-pi inter that ever. stnick him for;
"ruD-staKe. and he said ' .on" as von i
nd 1 slept in the cellar that ni ht with 0,,s alonS Wl,h Uie,.c:VT".: UIV, Ue;ir'
.tiv legs on the ground, mv back on a rm f-r'"S to havc a ht l be',eT0- ,
oundleof paper and mv "head on an "ni nillKQ, vou :i C"P of tca- d?ar"
ink-keg And the next day I aucrht on Yoa can ,l"n,k l ouJ.,of -vm.,r ."J!?
to this verv case, and I" savs: -How t muS- ll H just like a picnic,
long can I "keep this job. bos's?" And ! lillt wnen sh? &il back Wlth the tea
stav sober, 3 oung lellow." And, he I John at a counter covered with cat
kept his word, and here I've been ever' ables, salads and things: "T.vo i.ng rs
since, ai.d vhere's all the bovs that of old crow, and a dash of hi: tors to b
started 07on with me and away ahead gin with. I'm nearly starved! A h.i
of nie'J It don't pay. young tellows. beefsteak will help me out. I tell yoa.
There's bcerdown-sta'irs and there's ic- boys, moving is tough wo k."
water in the pail in tiie corner. One! Life has its com cns-itions. Joht'a
costs money and tother's free; one wife 3 ts on a roll of carpet and driu-rs
makes tramp-printers and 'tothersa-res
'em. Mick to the saloon in the cool
corner, fe lows, drink at the sign of the
tin dipp r. and you'll have y-s and
nerves to suck type when you re sev- j
ent v." " I
Somehow the boys always cnioyed tho
old man's homely little temperance
lectures, and in the forty years he stood
at that case and preached, if he wasn't
quite o eloquent as Gough, every now
and then he coaxed some tvpo away
j from the sign of the glass mug to tho
sign of the tin dipper. And sometimes,
! the old man used to stumble a littlo
himself, but that was long ago. He
would tie gon" a day or two, and come
back very quietly, very penitent, and
very oJivious to tho occasional re
marks of a mysterious character who
would drift up and down the alleys.
But this didn't o ten happen, becau-e
the boys always liked the old man and
felt sorry for him. aud they respected
his penitence, and finally only the new
men or the sts ever said a word about
these annual disappearances. AH the
old man would ever say aoout them
was that he had been up in the coun
try to bury his uncle." His uncle died
hard, but lie did die at last, and the old
man for many years stood like a
conqueror at his timo-worn old case
with his enemy under his feet. Bur
delie, in Burlington Hawkeye.
lie Wouhln't Swap After AU.
There is an old ballad of tho farmer
who boasted that he did as much work
in a day as his wife could do in seven.
She answered his challenge by propos
ing he should stay at home anil shti
would go into the field. After giving
him careful directions- lor his work next
morning, she lott the house and did not
come until night. She found the old
man with his head tied up where the
cow had kicked him blind; the milk all
soaking in the ground: the hens strayed
away and all their eggs laid whero tho
old "man could not lind them: the calf
missing and everything gone wrong,
everything topsy-turvey. The old
farmer took it all" ba-k and agreed that
it was hi wife who could do nure
work in a day than he could do in
A New York young fellow, hauled up
last week before a magistrate for lazi
ness and refusal to suppott his wie.
had very much the same notion of
woman's work as the old farmer in the
ballad. In answer to the Judge's ques
tions he grumbled that he was sick and
tired of standing behind a ounter all
day, and therefore took a mn h-neoded
rest. "But tho baby and I starve in the
meantime," remonstrated the wife. He
said he loved her too well for that, but
she couldn't expect a fellow to kill him
self, coidd she? he naturally thought
there was erv little danger of that.
Then a sudden thought struck him.
"I'll tell you Wi.at I'll' do, Nellie," said
he. "You take mv place in the store
and I will attend to the household
duties." His wife expressed a good
would be only too glad of tt.e change.
and agreed to "swap
"ow," said she, "vou
must get 1 p m
the nior::ng and nnke the lire, p.vpnro
the breakfast, mmd the baby " The
husband stopped he rigst there, and
gave her to understand tuat sh" would
have to take the baby to the store with
her. "Not a bit "of it," was her
answer. "You are taking care of the
ho sehold and that's a part of i;." He
I rotested that as she kuew, the baby's
cry'ng made him almost crazy, but she
insisted that if he took her place he
must 100k to her duties. She told tho
magistrate siie was willing to take her
hiis-.aii'i's plate in the store, :-n 1 that
otlical was about to arrange the affair
on that basis. Just here her husband
was very skeptical about herbei.ig able
to r and" it thought she had better al-
ter.d to the house mid and he would go
lack to the store. The .Justice re- J
marKCd mat "-ine n.inv setiieii 11 m. . t
wnieh was a much wiser observation j
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than some ot the more elai urate ami
longer decisions which come from the
As a matter of fact a man is not
well-fitted to endure the p-'ity annoy
ances and has no patien e with the
petty cares which make up a large
part" of women's dome-tic wor.. II
women have no business tact or capa
city, men, 011 tiicotiK r 11:111 i
ha-.e lit I
tie of the intin te painstaking in thi
dull routine of house s-(;rv ce that
women attend to every day in their
lives. The affair seems to ha c been
pretty well arranged by Providence.
The backs and the burdens of the sexes
seem murualiy and respectively ad
justed to one another, and so the woiiii
wobbles on after its fashion of the lst
several thousand cars. and is i.ot
I likelv, in this respect at least, to :lv
the traok lor a good many years ti:
come. Detroit Free Press.
Dialogue a la Saison.
"Are you going to help me jjin
down the carpets, .John?"
"h' pose so: where s tack hammer-"'
"It's in the barrel of dishes 1-0.
it isn'tyes. it is -oh, I know now J
put it in "the band-box with your nv
Sunday h it."
".lust like a woman: never kno.vj
where anyth ng is; hat mined, like
enough; whore's the handle of the haai
"Oh. I packed that up with a china
set; you'll find it, dear, at the bottom ol
"Now, who's going to stretch this
"Well, stand there. Gracious, J
i can't pu 1 a hundre t pounds of drv-
John was misstng.
"Poor fellow! It was
him' he's gone to get
her tea. "Poor boy 1 wish he cou.il
have waited f.r it: 't s so refreshing,
lie II be half starved uy supper time! J
know he will."
! littlo won:an. Dclr I
.led of amusement at tlio idea, but he -""'X '- ": '" ,. '!. ' "i
repeated his offer. "You must have a " 'l ': ' "S "V"" w,ch the public
nice tine.' said he, "vour work is " adorned has long Keen fel . and,
awmllv ease." The wi:e"answered she non!' oi the. m:l-v dnnk. ,t,,ert n "su
IS25IPi:ilAXCE IN ENfiLAm
Oakev Hall, in a London letter to th
Brooklyn Fagte. says: "No placo so
much needs the Temperance movement
as London. Almost every corner build
ing is a public, and as oue walks the
streets," whether at mid-day past the
crowded Poultry Lane or at night in
the suburbs, he hears ever where the
clink of glasses alternating with church
chimes, which everywhere ring tho
quarter hours, making the heedless
take note of time by its tone. A drop
ofsummtit' is eternally in every En
glish mouth, from the aristocratic Pall
Mall club room to tho denizens of Fox
Court and Saffron Hill, made so famous
by Dickens. Apropos of drink, .). E.
Murphy, who returned to-day to Amer
ica, had a grand send oil" fast Thurs
day at Mission Hall, Waterloo street.
St." Helen's in the East, where a thou
sand people, under the joint patronage
of the Vicar and Congregational preach
er of the parish said good-bye. Mr.
Murphy's native and characteristic:
eloquence has made great impression,
and clearly his field of usefulness is here,
where quarterns of gin and brandy on
the top of cheap beer muddle brains and
inspire crime, rather than in the States,
where bourbon, that honeycombs tho
kidneys, can be left to the medical fac
ulty. Even Sir Charles lilke has taken
up tho Temperance question, and, in a
reeelit speech in the Commons on tho
dwellings and public house quest ion, ho
charged that the local rulers, as in New
York City, were directly interested in
the tenement house and drink evil. Ho
charged that a member of the District
Board in Holborn owned in Portpool
lane ten suspicious houses; that in St.
Pancras a place condemned by survey
ors belonged to a member of the vestry
whose fattier and grandfather were also
members of it. and that in Clerkeuwell
two joint dictators if Sir Charles had
Ix-en in Br.iokiyn he would have used
the word bosses who controlled the
leading committees of the estry, were
the largest owners of doubttul property
in Clerkeuwell. Observe that in En
gland the words parish and vestry are
words in civil government, and not, :ls
in America, of exclusive ecclesiastical
signification. As a consequence. Sir
Wilfred l.awsou's movement lor local
option is making much headway; but
it would seem that the brew'tur and
house proprietary interest will no too
strong for years against the proposition.
However, as the lamented Lincoln said:
"Reformers must peg away until tho
hart pan crumbles."
"Meanwhile this advertisement ap
pears in several London papers: Tho
want ot a good Temperance drink
naviag achieved more than a temporary
wimilfiriti-- twit iiri tin. i,--f 7f
j - ai(-j t,)(j SPCOMtl ()f rt(uare now
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j 1 " "
ks und'-r conditions a copy of which
be obtained upon forwa ding to
the secretary a stamped
i::g the name and address of
cant intend ng to compete. Bv order
of the comm ttee. W. Hodges, secre
tary March. 1861. Victoria Vhamhers,
bo and ! ( hancery lane. London."
"I believe this o 'cr Ls not geograph
ically bounded. The prizes -.i.'nlo ami
iL-M.' are open to BrooKh uites."
The Danger of Moderate DrinSins.
The following trom a
makes out a strong case:
"The veriest drunkard on earth, in
liislu.-id moments, will ireelv coness
that drunkenness is brut i ing. debas-
I ing and ruinous to both body and mind.
its moderate and
m 1 hooted at the
forebodings of their friends that :hej
wott d wind up as drunkaid-. They
would meet the warnings of .sincere
friends with the r- mark "that they had
leso'irion sutlicient to control "tlic.i-sidye-and
that they "ou'd sop at any
moment. A 1 fctl this degree of coiiii
deiict in the strength of tfie.r own reso
lutions r.t the oiits-t. The occasional
drinker may gradually he -onic the reg
ular drinker, the m .dera'e may insensi
bly d itt into tho immoderate" drinker.
'The appetite.' as Shakspcare says,
grows by what it feeds u; on:' the
craving for .stimulants increases; habit
ripens into seeoud nature, it takes .an
in Teamed quanity to kvep oil denress
ion, and the end of is is that the moder
a e drinker often becomes the absolute
ai.d hel lcs.3 slave to alcoholism and
neglects his bu.sluc.ss as well :s brutal
izes his nature and intellect. He may
go so far as to lose h self-respect and
feel no shame in being drunk in public.
Moderate drinkers should be care ill.
Ti.ey may, beore they are aware of it,
go too far.
"It is said there are in the Un'ted
States S00.O0D incorrigible drunkard-,
and that 1)0.000 drunkards die annually,
mere wrecks, bod Iv and m ntaiiv. Al
cohol sm helps l.Il our poor houses.
jaiN, penitentiaries ami asylums as well
as our graveyards. It also transmits to
pote ily various diseases, physical and
"There is hardly a town that is with
out half a doen miserable weeks, the
victims of alcoholism, who were oncu
worthy and promising men. Jt is a mel
ancholy and deplorable state of things,
yet drunkenness is upon the increase.
;Jemieran e soe'etes are 1 alliattve-.
Drunkards can only be cured by medical
skill, by relieving the abnormal murbity
of the stomach, superinduced by alcolmf.
This the bestscientiticsklll of the world
is now agreed upon."
A keat preacher in London was
defending his w.ne-drinking to me. I
said "buppose J. B. Cough were a
poor inebriate in London, and were to
0 converted, which church would it i a
better for him to oin. yours, where his
taste would lc recalled and he phic u
in danger, or Mr. Spurgeon s, where
you lind total abstainers at the eem
munion tabic?" Tht argument touched
him, a'though he was invulnerable to
every other. That is. tho argument we
are to apply to every man o: woman
who would belong to th- re-cue section
of religious societ-. Josejiii Look:
Tiiovas Y. Di'uaxt, one- a most
po-perous bu iness man of New York,
as been sent to an asylum as, a coia
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