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BED CLOUD CHIEF
A. C. HOSMER, Proprietor.
RED CLOUD. -
THE MORMON'S DAUGHTER.
3y AI.TA SULTON rCEER.
1 Written Whila Living in Utah,
CopyrisM't, JW, by UA. X. Ktllooo Xeka- I
CM in Heaven! be had come too late.
His heated blood flashed to ice, then to lire
again, for the figure in the light shitted its
position and lifted the rifle again. But the
rescuer did not wait: with a bound he ivent
over the assassin, striking him a terrible
blow with the revolver, and sending man
and rifle rolling in the dust, then on through
the door and flung it shut. Like lightning
Elchard snatched up his revolver aud fired,
and the wild, lx-gricied aud panting appa
rition fell crashing beside him. In an in
stant Elchard was on hi3 feet presenting
his weapon again.
-Don't shoot me again!' gasped the fallen
man. 'Tin Orson Beam! I've come to save
vou ! Men out there are going to kill you !'
Elchard gave him one look of wonder and
consternation, then leaped over his body and
boiled the door, whirled about and shut the
window and dropped the shade over it, then
he turned to Beam.
Oli, my poor friend, where did 1 hit you?"
he groaned, falling on his knees beside him.
'In tny side here. I guess it's not bad. I
fell mostly from exhaustion, I think."
panted Beam. Elchard tore open his cloth
ing and found the wound. It was not se
rious but bleeding freely, and he sprang up
the little stair to the room above, drew a
sheet from the bed, and descending, tore it
in large strips and bound them tightly
around the man's body. Then he brought a
pail of water from a Warner and bathed the
face and hands of this grimy savior of bis
with the tenderness of a woman.
"Where did you come from, and why did"
you do this:" asked Elchard, gently.
"I came from town," said Beam. I
found out by accident that they meant to
to kill vou to-night. I wanted to prevent
"What got you in such a plight?"
'I had to climb the face of the mountain;
thv were ahead of me.'
Elchard gave an exclamation of astonish
fcicnt. Beam got up waveringly and looked
at lata. Elchard put out his hands grate
fully, but the wounded man drew back and
bis eyes filled. "No." he said. '"I'm not fit.
I tried to kill you the other day. This is my
res'itution. and if vou cau forgive me it is
all I ask."'
Elchard stared at him in dumb amaze
ment for a moment, then he caught the
man's hands and wrung them. "You are
free." h- said. "You have earned forgive
ness, and it is yours."
They had scarcely thought of the as
sassins, their meeting had bean so strange,
yji now th?y listened. Evidently tie men
had fled. Elchard turned to Beam. "I was
going to start for the Eat to-night," he
said. "Miss Hartman is waiting for me."
Beam's paleness deepened, and hs leaned
against the desk for support. " Yes yes,
you should go,'" he faltered.
-But I shall never go aud leave you in
this a-curscd quarter of the world." said
Elchard. "It was reported that rou had
2m but now I see why you iave re
mained, and I shall not desert you.1
"No. you must not wait for me ; I can not
j:o j-et.""' said the other. "Not now-not yet;
when I am better I will come," and he
wavered about and sat down. Elchard
lookod at him with swimming eyes. He
i'ould not divine wiat was in this man's
heart, but somethingabout him touched his
own heart with a greit pity.
"If you would help ae down to the bunk
houses," said the woindod man, wearily,
"I will stay there till norning. Then one
of the men may be cat get my horse and
clothes and go with me v the railroad. If
Tin not able to go they an get me the doc
tor, and I will stay hec a few days, then
start. Mother is waitin for me at Chey
enne: she will be glad to know of this; it
will be my greatest rowz-d."
"I will watt and tak you to her,'
No," said Beam, with something
like consternation.. "Io, I must not.
I can not go yet! Vo are. friends
now; please let me vait until you
are gone and we shall emain so. Miss
Hartinaa is In danger evty moment; you
nger cvey moment; you i r
If you eel what I have V
my fried; if youaroj.iy
ise take-her now bo-. "
must go to-night.
done makes you
oblisred to me, please
fore harm comes to her:
Elchard put his arms abut the man's
shoulders and held him a moient; his heart
was full. The truth as to thi brothcr-b-ing
was glimmering in bis msciousness.
He said nothing; words were ot for such a
He went up-stairs andbrougt down some
of his own clothing and left tcm by tho
man. v.-ho sat with head lcantg forward
upon the desk. "Please oecuj. my room
until vou arc woU." said Elchal, huskily.
"I will send up a man to watchwith you,
and another to guard the place. fou shall
not lack for friends and comfortsintil you
are ready to j;o. Good-bye."
Beam "if ted up his head and pu out his
hand. Elchard took it in bottof his,
fctooped down and kissed it with tbroken
"God bless you."' and passed out to tho
night- In half an hour he was drivit down
I But what of the woman whom thes men
loved J What or the human wolvefrom
whom she had fled away into the darless!
In the sime hour that Orson Bearvas
toiling up the face of Eagle mountain o, 0f
the saddest tragedies that ever staineebe
Wasatch range was occurring oveiat
ravs peak. When the carriage bcatg
the "three figures drew out of Hartm3S
lane it passed across tho stream and .
rectly up the valley. The tires of the who
were bound with cloth aud tho horse's fo
were muffled. It moved forward in tl
ferlmfss like a phantom, tver ana ano
the woman r.trusrsled. but the two men lick
atjer uw-i a viw uuuvtvu tuw.
,vas labored and difficult, the blocl
being between her teeth and lier Head cor. fatal flight. Why the man was tncre, ana
Til?and her hands tied in a painful posi- which lifo he had aimed to end, must ever
tion behind her. Ah, God. how cruel it was 1 remain a mystory. Perhaps he, too, had
sad how fierce and low Thy creatures some-deceived his cruel heart with hopes of
times arc! Trean Hartman's love, and thought to rid
At length they left the valley and entered the field of Beam just when that honest but
a gorge which ran along the west side ofcrced-ridden youth should, silence Elchard.
Gray's iak. When they had entered itsoe that as it may, his life was taken froa
jaws they seemed swallowed up by theum; he had become unworthy of it,
earth. An unseen stream gurgled and mur-md js aim and ultimate end are hid in
mured along the canyon's bottom, and on shadow. Mrs. Smoot now lives in the East,
cither lttind the huge walls piled upward in .nd breathes the free air with cver-increas-dark
outlines against the stars, while the 3g gratitude. Orson Beam is minister of
grav arch ol the miiky-way hung over the
gaping chasm like a bridge of spangled
mists. It was lonely and haunting, and for
a long time the carriage went slowly on
ward through the gloom. The men had
never spoken an audible word since they
atartcd, and the woman now ceased to
struggle. Apparently she had become
unconscious. After a time they turned into
a smaller canyon that ran up the mountain
toward the east. Hero the road was not
good, and the smaller man got out and led
the .team. In a little time the canyon
seemed to cease, and they came out upon
the side of the mountain. Then they
stopped. Just above them was tho dark
opening of an abandoned minor's drift.
They lifted tho helpless figure from the
carriage and laid it upon the ground. Then
the small man knelt down and prayed
with his wild, dark face turned up to the
stars. Before he had finished the muffled
figure began to strain and struggle, and
when he had said 'Amen" he arose, and
handing the large man a surgeon's knife,
turned away with his face toward tho
mountain's top. As he looked the rim of
the moon came into a notch near the sum
mit, he heard a strange noise behind him, a
sound to be remembered in dreadful dreams,
then a hoarse horrified kind of shriek that
whirled him about with its f rightfulness.
Half of the moon was throwing its light
down the mountain side, and Hyrum Parley
was staggering back with arms lifted and
eyes protruding! "I've killed CistencJ" ho
shouted. "O God, I've killed Cisterie !" and
he caught his hands m his hair, and
plunged about like a drunken man. His
limbs seemed to double up under the weight
of his body, and in a moment he fell head
long among the stones and lay there beat
ing his face among them in frenzy.
The little man stood still and gazed in hor
ror. Ah, they had shed innocent blood!
The unpardonablo sin was theirs! And tho
moon swung into the notch, and looking
down a moment with ineffablo sorrow,
passed slowly behind the peak and left them,
The explanation was this: Cistcnc, jeal
ous of her lord, had watched him slip away
mysteriously toward Hartman's, and had
followed. Standing in the darktiC33 under
the trees to watch for him, the poor woman
had seen Trean fly by her like a midnight
spirit, and, stepping forward in fright,
was hurled to the earth by the girl's pur
suers and gagged and bound. It was a sad
ending to a sad deception. Faraway in
Norway, the same moonlight which had
just shown her pallid face to Farley had
fallen but a few hours lefore on the cottago
roof which sheltered her through all her
peaceful childhood, and had looked down
with seeming pity into the eyes of her gray
haired parents, eyes that longed and hun
gered for their child, but should never bo
But Trean! She had fled on through the
darkness, with her heart shrinking and her
feet winged with fec. She knew nothing
of the cruel miracle wrich had saved her,
but, in fancy, feeling the wugh clutch of
horrible hands upon her still, she strovo
only to gain her lover's side. Just beyond
the rotv of trees, into whose protecting
shadows she had plunged, a large gate
stood open. Through this she ran, and on
across the fields and around the town. In
a short time, from sheer exhaustion, sho
ceased running, but still hurried forward
with quick breath and fluttering pulse, and
ever and anon looking back into the gloom
with a throb of horror and fear. When she
had entered the road below the town, she
suddenly remembered that Elchard was to
come by the other road, and she turned
back into the fields, and, crossing the val
ley, found the dim way and hastened on.
It was a long walk to Eagle canyon, and
lonely as death, but at last she reached its
gloomy mouth and entered. Then on and
on until it seemed her weary limbs would
fail her. At the entrance to the smaller
gorge she stopped, not being sure of tho
road beyond that point, and sat down in the
darkness by the wayside, quivering with
weariness. The inooa was lifting its pale
disk over the mountains now, and pres
ently tho yawning chasm broke open as by
magic, with all its huge bowlders, gnarled
pines and lowering ledges turned to gro
tesque phantasmagoria in the misty light.
Then suddenly three horsemen came rid
ing down the gorge; the one in the center,
who was evidently wounded, being steadied
in his saddle by the other two. The girl
shrunk into tho shadow, and they passed
away toward the city. She could wait no
longer after seeing that, but fled like a wild
thing up the canyon toward the mines with
her heart crying out in apprehension. But
soon the blessed sound of carriage-wbeeU
came to her ears. It was like music, and
she hastened on. When Elchard saw her
standing by the road, with her hair fallen
down her back and her large eyes lustrous
with fear and yearning, ho gave a cry of
amazement. In a moment she was in his
arms, clinging to him like a hunted thing.
"O Paul, take me away from this awful
place!" she implored.
'Yes, darling, we wilt go now," ho said,
and before the dawn broke they had passed
from these valleys forever.
I T-4sL 4&&
"OH, take me awat FKOM THIS M.ACE!"
Dr. Dubettc, too, was never seen again in
Utah after that might. Long afterward it
was rumored that he had been seen in old
Peru, a human wreck wandering about tho
lonely borders of the world, and all but mad
with the belief that he who sheds innocent
b'ood can never be forgiven. Bishop Parley
died within that year of continuous drunk
enness, and at the last laid bare tho pitiable
secret that tortured him out of the world.
But wnat of Arscn, the tithe-gatherer!
Months afterward a youth searching for
lost cattle found him lying intkebramblo
directly across the road from the spot
whore Orson Beam had stood when heat
tempted Paul Elchard's life. In his hand
was the weapon whose bullet had stung
Beam through the shoulder, and in bis
brain the lead which had left Beam's
weapon, stinging Elchard's tcmplo in its
saner, sweeter gSpel, and Paul Elchard,
clped by his faithful and worthy wife, both
xm the rostrum and in the halls of law,
is labored long
to bring in tnat dawn
softening the gloom of
hich at last is
FLYING FOR HIS LIFE.
How Emperor William One THad to Hide
In ttarntaad Hutch.
This remarkable account, which has
only now been made public, although
the nioro important details were
known, is abstracted from tho unpub
lished memoirs of a diplomatist who
was a participator in the events of the
eventful year of revolution, and an eye
witness of much that concerned the
late Emperor William of Germany.
In 1848. tho year of the continental
revolutions, the people of Berlin, fol
lowing tho example of those of Paris.
raised barricades, and after four days
fighting the King, the elder brother of
the late Emperor, who was then Princo
of Prussia, ordpred the Prince, who had
been organizing the attacks on the bar
ricades, to retire with the troops from
Potsdam. Prince William sought an
interview with the King, who refused
to rescind the order, when the Prince
broke his swonl aud. throwing it at his
elder brother's feet, left the palace.
The nobles anil tho aristocracy wished
the King to abdicate in favor of the
Prince, but the people were so enraged
against the latter, in consequence ol
his ordering the barricades to be car
ried by the troops that he had to es
cape in disguise, whilst tho democracy
triumphed and paraded the King on
horseback through the streets of Ber
lin. The Prince, disguised as a coach
man, took refuge on an island in the
river: but here he was not safe, and ho
i lied to the Spardau; but, being known.
the mayor talked of giving him to tho
democrats as a traitor to his countrj.
and lie was again obliged to have re
course to flight to save his life.
To save the crown jewels, the plate
and the imperial treasuers from the
clutches of the victorious party, it was
necessary to remove them from the pal
ace. Fortunately a private door opened
on to the river, and the valuables wero
placed on board barges, which, for the
puqiosos of disguise, were draped with
black-cloth, as though they contained
the bodies of insurgents slain at the
barricades. In this manner they were
transferred to the railways, and reached
Hamburg as merchandise, and were
put on board a vessel about to leave for
England. The Prince, however, had to
leave the railway being threatened with
death on several occasions; to save his
life he had still further to disguise him
self, cutting off his beard and wearing
strange clothes. Wandering on foot
he hid himself away in peasants cot
tages and slept in barns. It was im
portant that he should embark for En
gland without being recognized. To
accomplish this end he passed over the
frontier on to Danish territory and
arrived St last at a villa belonging to
his friend Oswald, where, for the first
time since he left Berlin, he enjoyed
the luxury of a bed. The following
day the Prince, under the name of
Muller, embarked on board a vessel
about to sail for London, accompanied
by a single aid-de-camp. London
USE OF GLYCERINE.
How It Can R Mado AYallable For Inna
Few people realize the importance of
the uses of pure comm ercial glycerine,
and how it can bo used and made avail
able for purposes where no substitute is
found that will take its place; and
herein, Mr. Editor, if you will allow mu
space to speak of its utility, no doubt
many of your readers will find an op
portunity to thank you. As a dressing
i for ladies shoes nothing equals it, mak
ing the leather soft and pli able without
soiling the garments in contact- Where
the feot sweat, burnt alum add glyce
rine one of the former to two of the
latter rubbed on the feet at night and
a light or -open sock worn, the feet
washed in the morning with tepid wa
ter, will keep them during the day free
from odor, so disagreeable to those per
sons who are sufferers.
For bunions and corns Cannabis in
dituis and glycerine, equal parts.
I painted on the bunion or corn and
bound around with Canton flannel, add
ing a few drops of the liquid to the
flannel where it comes in contact with
the affected parts, will soon restore to
As a face lotion, oatmeal made in a
paste with glycerine two parts, water
one part and applied to the face at
night, with a mask worn over, will
give in a short time, if faithfully pur
sued, a youthful appearance to the
As a dressing in the bath, two quarts
of water with two ou nces of glycerine.
; scented with rose, which will impart a
final freshness and delicacy to the skin.
In severe paroxysms in coughing,
either in coughs, colds, or consump
tives, one or two tables poonfuls of pure
glycerine in pure rye whisky or hot rich
cream will afford almost immediate re
lief: and to the consumptive a panacea
is found by daily use of glycerine in
ternally, with the proportion of one
part of powdered willow charcoal and
two parts of pure glycerine.
For diseased and inflamed gams,
two parts of golden seal, one part of
powdered burnt alum, and two parts
of glycerine, made in a paste and
nibbed on the gums and around the
teeth at night, strengthens and restores
the gums to health, provided no tartar
is present to cause the disease, which
must be removed first before applying.
And finally, the epicure who relishes
a nice breakfast dish of fried fish, will
find "a feast for the gods' by frying
the fish in glycerine to a brown, addiug
a small sprig of parsley when nearly
done. J. S. Charles. D. D. .. in Scien
There are only eight towns In the
United States the names of which begin
witiiX. Seven of these are Xenias.
and the other Xeaonhon
A WONDERFUL CAVE.
Aa Old Haunt of tho Hortoe Xndiaas la
The npnning to this wonderful cave
of caves lips about two miles from the
road leading from Ad in to Linkville
ami Southern Oregon and some sixty
miles from tho former place. It is in
Modoc County and about fifteen miles
from the famous lava beds, where Gen
eral Canby was so treacherously mur
dered by the Modoc Indians. Mr.
Spalding lives some two miles from the
entrance to the caves and was ono ot
the first discoverers, being attracted to
the spot bv seeing steam arising from I
the opening. This was during the last
winter. Unliko the lava beds, the
country here is covered with soil that
produces feed for cattle and also a
straggling growth of juniper trees. The
opening, as described, is in a slight de
pression and presents the appearance
of an exaggerated badger-hole, just
large enough to admit a man. From
the opening the descent is a gracbjal
incline for a number of feet, when sud
denly it emerges into a wide 'passage or
passages for a number diverge from
this point, and the exploiter can choose
his own course, the two exploriug
parties thus far having taken different
courses. Mr. Spalding's party consisted
of three persons, and they walked in
apparently one direction five hours by
the watch before retracing their steps,
and were apparently as far from the
end as when they entered.
For a distance the floor is dry, but
farther in it becomes muddy, a soft
adobe day covering the floor, which is
a smooth, solid rock. Tiie floor of tlie
cave scorned to be nearly level, while
the roof in many places reached far
above their heads, while at other places
it oarao so near the floor that they were
obliged to crawl on hands and knees.
Much of tho roof is thickly studded
with stalactites. At short intervals all
along the route taken by the explorers
openings to other galleries were seen.
The atmosphere Is oppressively warm,
and not a single current of air was met
with to disturb the burning of the can
dles, which are a necessity to aid in
1enetrating the darkness of the place.
Not an instance of animal life was met
with, although numerous tracks were
seen in the mud, some of whicii were
large enough to have been made by tho
California lion; The conclusion ar
rived at by the oxplorors was that there
was perhaps a number of openings at
which the animals entered. About
half a mile from the entrance a pool of
water as clear as crystal and as cold as
ice was encountered. Near this pool
evidences of a number of camp fires
were seen, showing conclusively that
the Indians at some time had visited
this place. At one place a curious
pyramidal-shaped hillock was encoun
tered, isolated front its surroundings
by an open passage aronnd aad over
it. This little pyramid is about fifteen
feet high and perhaps thirty feet
through at the base. One agreeable
feature of the exploration of this cave
is that no dropping of water from the
roof is met with. From the above it is
evident" that there underlies this won
derful section a labyrinth of caves and
passages which will take time aud pa
tience to explore, aud wuich when fully
explored may add much to cthnolngy
and other sciences. Han Francisco
Wo Wtll Ha va It a Soon an We Have a Pare
It is heretofore been the belief held
by the philosophers and Hunkers fronc
the earliest times that language is an
evolution growing in developement as
human thought needed a vocal vehicle
for expression. Savage tribes with an
extremely limited range of ideas, and
whose actual transactions of daily life
embraced only the simplest facts,
wonld necossarHy have need for aa
extremely simple and scant language.
As they might advance in civilization
and culture, they would improve their
language to meet tho necessities of ex
pression. The invention of alleged
universal languages by the act of a sin
gle individual sets all the laws -of lin
guistic evolution at naught, and can
therefore accomplish nothing useful iu
any large sense. The history of the
English language presents a great
number of facts which illustrate this
evolution. Since no race so far as
known possesses an indigenous or
original civilization, bnt has always
learned from some external and superior
source, so there is no language which
is complete in itself, developed from
indigenous roots without admixture
from the exterior. The English tongue,
composed as it is of many diverse ele
ments, has long been undergoing the
processes of evolution which must con
tinue to operate for a great period in the
fature, so that the day will como when
the language will be as different from
the Englsh of to-day as is our language
from that of Chaucer. In America the
development must take to itself forces
and forms which will never come into
operation in the mother country, and
finally through thoir intervention we
will have a distinctively American lan
guagf. It is impossible to formulate
aa American language until we cease
to have constant ami extensive acces
sions of foreign immigration; until,
indeed, we can assimilate aud absorb
all the admixture of foreign blood.
Then we will have an American race,
then we will have an American lan
guage. Noah Webster was its great
forerunner; ff. O. Picayune.
In the Paris prison of detention
recently a person committed as a maa
fifty-four years old, after being locked
up was found to be a woman. It was
found that she had put on male tlothes
twenty jears before, and hrjd worn
them ever since without being dis
SCIENCE ANO INDUSTRY.
Extracting oil from codar boughs
la a new industry in Maine.
Steel, when hardened, decreases in
specific gravity, contracts in length and
increases in diameter.
Rosewood shingles are being im-
ported as a novelty foi trimming showy
cottages at seaside resorts.
A New York hatter says that none
oi tne so-eaueu rauaiua uaia are muuo
at Panama. The best of them, he ex
plains, comes from Guyaquil.
A late refinement in dontistry is a
tiny electric lamp for lighting up the
cavities of teeth during the process of
Dealers in hard wood furnishings
say that sycamore wood is rapidly
coming into use. It works" well,
makes an excellent lluish, ami is much
cheaper than birch, maple, or oak.
A surar refining company with
?o.UUU.UUO capital lias been starteti to
use Henry Friend's new method of re-
lining by electricity.
The cost will bo
about SHventy-fivo cents a ton.
A recent English invention relates
to casting packing rings ready for use
without boring or turning. The rings
are cast in a chill mold aronnd a me
The introduction of American
watches into England has reduced the
number of gold cases marked at the
London Assay Office from 34.844 in 1876
to 20,416 in 1886. and of silver cases
from ll'J.394 in 1876 to 95.708 in 1SS6.
The mystery regarding the whites
of eggs after tho ice-cream factories
have used up their yelks is explained
by a statement that they are used to
make albumenized paper for photogra
ph. The question having arisen as to
why the fallen branches of trees, at
certain stages of decay, are more or
Icbs colored through their tissues with
various shades of green, it is alleged
that chemical analysis shows the pres
ence of iron as the base of tho green
The smallest circular saw in use is
one used in slitting gold pens. It is a
disc about the size of a five-cent piece
and has the thickness of ordinary
paper. Its velocity tends to keep it
rigid enough for use; four hundred
revolutions a minute is the ordinary
rate of these diminutive saws.
The latest idea in tho direction of
waterproof footwear is a shoe made
with a stout calfskin vamp, seamless,
underlying which is a vamp of thin
rubber, and between it and tho lining,
which is of stout canvas. The bottom
of the shoes has a rubber interlining
between the outer and inner soles, and
thus the shoe is about as near water
proof as a leather shoe can bo.
Barrels arc now being made of
hard and soft wood, each alternate
stave being of the soft variety and
slightly thicker than the hard wood
stave. The edges of the staves are cut
square, anil, when placed together to
form the barrel, the outsides are even,
and there is a V-shaped crack between
each staye from top to bottom. In
this arrangement the operation of driv
ing the hoops forces tLo edges of the
bard staves into tho soft ones until the
cracks are closed, and the oxtra thick
ness of the latter causes its inner edges
to lap over those of the hard wood
staves, thus making the joint doubly
In some recent scientific experi
ments on the effects of cold, two frogs
were frozen solid in a temporature of
about 20 F.. and kept in that con
dition for half an hour. On thawing
slowly they recovered perfectly, but it
was found that large periods of exposure
invraiably killed the animals. The ex
periment was tried of freezing hermet
ically sealed meat, so as to kill its
bacterial organisms, and thus render it
incapable of putrefying. It was found,
however, that so low a temperature as
80 below zero would not destroy the
vitality of micro-organisms. It was
thus made cloar that the attempts to
preserve meat for a long time by a
momentary freezing of it must be
What Cause's Headache.
Overwork in doors.
Want of fresh air in bed rooms.
Nervousness, however induced.
Want of abundant skin-exciting
Tne excitement inseparable from a
Neglect of the ordinary rules that
couduce to health.
Over-indulgence in food, especially
of a stimlating character.
Weakness or debility of body, how
ever produced. This can only be
remedied by proper nutriment.
Work or study indoors, carried on in
an uunatural or cramped position of
Literary men and women ought to
do most of their work at a standing
desk, lying down now and then to case
brain and heart and permit ideas to
flow. They should work out of doors in
nne weather with their feet resting on
a board, not on the earth and under
canvas in wet weather It is surprising
the good this simple advice, if followed,
can effect. Pioneer-Press.
Why Johnny Waa Late.
A crabbed old bachelor who teaches
school not far from Austin was very in
dignant at little Johnny Flapjack tho
only son of Mrs. Flapjack, and she a
widow for coming late.
"1 couldn't help being late," sobbed
"Because ma has done been and got
married yesterday, aud I had to wait
for my breakfast,"
Got married, has she? Any thing
to make yon late at school. What
won't she Uo uexL 1 wea?'- Ttxa
FARM ANO FIR ESI OS.
Time is money in planting time,
and an hour wasted way be an acre
Apple sauce is much improved by
the addition of a tablespoonful of but-
ter and requires less sugar.
j Good sleep and enough of it is a
I superior safeguard for health of men
and women who overtask physical or
. iuentai energies. a)
Bloodiness can be
hastened in a
I hen, according to one
leaving eggs in the nesti and giving a
little hemp seed.
Eight hours spent in work, and
four hours spent In study, will afford
J better results i:i th-. agricultural world
than twelve hours spent wholly in
manual labor. Western Plowman.
Tho pork that bears the highest
I price in the Enslish markets is that
fattened bv the oeonle of Ireland. who
fec.a a j,reat variety of materials, but
i-ftl ir no com
little or no corn.
A good disinfectant is made by
dissolving half a drachm of nitrate of
lead in a pint of boiling water, then
hs?1tc two drachms of common
in eijlt or ten quart3 0f water.
Sorrel is picked from the stems;
washed well and drained, then put in
an enameled saucepan or earthen crock
with a piece of butter to steam in its
own juice. A rich sauce f flour, but
ter, gravy and the yelks of two or
three eggs is served with it. and it is
a delicate dish with roast lamb. As
paragus is gently boiled ten to twenty
minutes in salt water, drained and
6ericd with a sauce of two ounces of
butter, a dessertspoonful of flour, the
yelks of two eggs and part of the water
in which the "grass" was tailed, which
has the richest flavor of the plant.
Egg Sauce for Spinach: Melt a
tablespoonful of butter, add to it an
even tablespoonful of flour, mix until
smooth, and add a half-pint of boiling
water; stir rapidly until the sauce is
smooth and velvety, take from the fire,
add a tablespoonful of butter cut into
bits, a.teaspoonful of lemon juice, a
half teaspoonful of salt, and a dash of
white pepper; mix until the butter is
melted, and add the yelks of the egg
that have been pressed through a sieve.
Bring the sauce to boiling point, pour
it around the spinach and serve.
Kalsotnine: Eight pounds of whiting
and one-quarter of a pound of whito
glue make the right proportions. Soak
the glue over night in cold wator, and
in the morning heat it until it is per
fectly dissolved. Mix the whiting with
hot water, stir the two thoroughly to.
gethcr. and have the wash the con
sistence of thick cream. Apply warm
with a kalsomine brush, brushing it
well in and finishing it as you go on.
If warm skim milk is used instead of
water, the glue maj be omitted. Be
fore the wash is applied, all holes aud
crevices should be stopped with plaster
of Paris mixed with water. Colors to
tint the walls may be procured at any
A New Way Which Is Said to Bo Saperler
to Old Mthod.
Let me say to all having any thing
to do with harness keep out the lamp
black. It never was intended to use
on any kind of leather that is to bo
blacked on the grain side, bnt only on
the flesh side, ofsuchasis used for shoo
leather, because when applied to the
grain side it will rab off on your hands
every time there is a damp spell or the
leather gets wet. Nearly all country
stores and harness shops keep for sale
a preparation of neatsfoot of lampblack
and other ingredients, for the purpose
of oiling harness. I do not want any
such on my harness. A better plan
for cleaning, blacking and oiling your
harness is this: First, take the harness
apart wherever it can bo unbuckled;
give each strap a good washing, using
lukewarm water with a little washing
soda in it. Scrub them well with
scrubbing brush, and be sure you get
all the grease and dirt off. Work them
well in the hands until they are soft and
pliant, for it is no use to apply oil on
dry, horny leather; it will never become
soft. After the harness is thoroughly
cleansed with the soda water you will
find places on some parts that will be
a little red or foxy. To cover these
rightly a little previous preparation
must bo made. Take a small keg or a.
half barrel and get some iron filings
from a machine shop or old rusted
stovepipe, wornout horse-shoes any
kind of iron put them in this keg and
cover with cider vinegar. Always
keep it on hand, for thehtagorit stands
the stronger it will get. After a few
weeks draw off some of this color and
put a little copperas into it. Now you
have a complete grain color; 1 know of"
none better. Take a brush and apply
this liquid to parts oa the harness that
show red, or yoacaa go all over them
with it. This must he done immedi
ately after you: have washed your har
ness, before oiling; because it will aot
dry too rapidly,, until about three parts
dry, then apply pure cod oil plentifully
on both sides not neatsfoot oil, as has
been recommended. Tho cod oil has
more body and is more lasting than
any other oil I have ever used on
leather that has been tanned with bark,
besidea.'if you use neatsfoot oil. the rats.
and rarjo will eat your harness, while
that greased with cod oil they will nofc
touek. After giving a good coat eft
this cod oil. hang up as before until'
dry. Then Iwouid go over them again
with the oil. giving them but a i&ht
k coat of it this time. After that dries
in, wipe off with a dry, coarse doth.
For common work harness -nothing
more is needed, hut for carriage harness
go over with a sponge and caafcHe soap,
and wipe with a dry chamois skin, and
you may depend upon it there will be
no back to rub off on ,vonr haadfc-
M. Chambers, a Boston QMu
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