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A NATURE PRAYER.
O Btras. test sis saen thankful psslssB
Teach at year secret of content,
For imr life avast have Its ill.
You too have hours of sorrow.
Teasa at, like you. to lr tkem by
And alBK a-aia to-morrow.
For gems r starkest jet may lie
Withhi jroMtB settle.
And he is wise wbo anderstsaas
Tke sdeaoe ml forgetting.
O Palms, that bow before the gala
Uatfl it peesefal eadiag.
Teach as Teurylsldtas; hatted with strength.
For every tree mast meet tbe gal
Each beart eneaaater sorrow.
Teaeb aa. like yea. to bow. tkat we
May stino erect to-morrow.
For there la streagth. ia humble grace,
Its wise atsclptes shlddtax;
Aa l be is strong wko uaderstaads
Tbe happy art et yielding.
O brooks, wblcb laagk all Bight all day,
Witk vatee of sweet seduction.
Teach as year art of laaghisg still
At every new cbitractloa :
For every lire baa eddies deep
And rapids fiercely dashing.
Sometimes thro igh gloomy civeras forced.
Sometimes la san'ljrhts flashing;
Yet there Is wisdom in your way.
Yoar leoghiag waves aad wimples,
Teach aa year gospel of content,
Tke seeret of year dimples.
O trees, tkat stand in forest ranks,
Tall, strong, erect aad sightly.
Yoar branches arched in noble grace
Your leaflets Isagbiag lightly.
Teach an yoar Arm aad quiet strength.
Your seeret of extraction
From allmy darkness in the soil
Tbe grace of life and astion;
For they are rich who understand
The secret ef combining
Tke goal that's hidden deep la earth
With tkat where suns are shining.
O myriad forms of earth and air.
Of lake aad sea and rirer.
Walsh auke ear landscapes glad and fair
To glorify Tke diver;
Teach aa to learn the lessons bid
la each familiar feature.
The mystery which still perfects
Each lew or lofty creature ;
For God is good and life Is sweet.
And suns sre brightly shining
To glad tke doom and thus rebuke
Tke folly ef repmmg.
Back sight Is followed by the day,
Each storm by fslrer weather.
Wklle all tke works or nature sing
Their psalms of joy together.
Then learn. O heart, tbe none or hope;
Cease, seal, thy thankless sorrow:
For tnoagh ths clouds be dark today
Tbe sua will ohiao to-morrow.
Leant well from bird, and tree, and rill,
Tbe sin or dark resentment.
Aad know the greatest girt of God
Is faith and sweet contentiient
I. KJgar Jeno. in LouiiviU Courier Jo ar
ea!. TWO FOKCED HOLIDAY&
Ho y Jim Poulder Learned the
Great Blessing of Work.
"I ain't Roin tcr stand this any longer.
They's jes' work in' mc to death, an' there
aint no use cr beta' a white slave furcver.
Um old enough. I guoss, to hevsomethin' ter
aay 'bout what I shall do. Yes, I'm
comln'!" raising his voice to a Bhout
That's tho way 'tis. Ef I ain't a-worktn
an' strainin' an' workin' every minute, an'
aint jes whar they want me, there's a calliu'
an a-fussin 'bout my laziness as ef I never
worked at alL It jes' ain't right !"
With slow, awkward steps, tho speaker,
an overgrown lad of fifteen years, moved
from the bank of tho brook, where he had
been resting-, to a largo clearing in tho for
est, where his axe and coat had been thrown
down by the aide of a cord of wood.
The soliloquy was merely tho natural ex
pression of the thoughts that had been
coursing tarouch the boy'a mind, as ho lay
dreaming on tbe grassy sods before the
sound of his father's voice bad disturbed him.
The sudden interruption of bis dav-drcam
Irritated bin. aad tho probable thought
that howoaldbo reproved for hb actions
made his lot seem harder than it was.
"Ain't you got them logs piled up yet!'
was what be heard, as ho shambled across
the open clearing to where his father stood.
"Here I camo up from t'other cloarln',
spcotin' you'd bo ready to help me with this
'ere team, aa you aint half through yet
It's too provekin' for any thing, Jim, the
way tket yoa pat me out!"
Mr. Poulder looked very much anaoved.
aad he removed his hat for an instant, and
mopped the perspiration from his brow
with a trick. Jerky movement Then he
jammed It ea ate head again, and looked
toward the half laished work of his son.
Jim, meanwhile, calmly leaned against the
trunk et a large tree, debating withia bis
mind whether or not it was not the proper
moment to iarorm his father Just what be
had been thinking of.
There was aa clement cf romance in this
lonely farmer's boy, and a he looked at his
father, ho flattered himself that ho was a
hero. Be had already coafessed to himself
that he was a while slave a phrase that he
had culled aad memorized from a dime novel
that had been lent to him by one of his
It was true that, like all farmer boys, he
had been brought up to work, and although
bis father waa sometimes a little strict with
him. compelling him to do his alloted task
when he had attempted to shirk it Jim
Poalder'a lot was not harder than that of
hundreds of other boys in the country.
There seems to he a time In all boys' lives
when they become dissatisfied with their
surroundings, aad long for some sensation.
or change lathe dally routine of duty. This
time had arrived for Jim Poulder, and, as
an excuse for his indefinite longing for
something, he complained that too much
work had alwaya been given him since ha
was able to handle a hoe or axe.
Jim was not a disobedient son, but loved
his father and mother, and considered it a
punishable crime to cross either of them by
word or deed. Yet sometimes he felt lonely
aad restless on the mountain side, and he
often thought that bis work would not be
half so bard if he had a companion. About
his only recreation was found In the woods,
gunning, or idly fishing in the small brook
that flowed across his father's farm. He
bad left his work for a few minutes to in
dulge ia this pleasure, when his father came
apoataeaceae, aad it was partly a guilty
conscience reproving him that made the
boy irritable and cross, aad put himiato
MCh a daflaat position toward every one.
"Father. I'm tired of work!" he finally
broke eat, after his father had been staring
at the felled trees for seme time.
Mr. Prahter tamed his head quickly
toward ltoawa, aad sarreyed fclai wonder
la-iyferaiewseeoeds without speakta
jln's eyes dropped bofore those of hat
father's, aad a slight blush stole into hit
Tircef wwrk. wa aay. Jimr
Thoa.wel.ee was slewly asked, as if the
.Maker waa relecttsg, or had not yet quite
SSth.faMiai"wrtof tbe lad'a re-
"Svsv father." caetinued the hoy, gaining
JSbytae silence foUewed. -I
trraahlei afore, aa' Tva alias
eseSl7Ztrm ef I had aore'a I
2sm!5erei.t naay feller, that
WW .Liwt I hev. aa' there
SLsnmUatt without nubia'
"SJTm Tata, right ahaadjee' when ye
jaaaar css feltor
fc. y a aim where ii.
SSSSSfmSm the ""
hewhenwwhlewaf w-w, . m
hard lot, but hU father wouklat Mstea to
to him. Tbea he raa away."
"Yoa haven't taoaght of doln' that, hev
you, Jimr' interrupted Mr. Poulder at this
"Yes-n-no, I cant aay thet I her," slowly
replied tbe lad, wiadas before his father's
"You thiak yoar tot hard then, ay bey?"
caatiaaed hte father, "with a kindlier look
in his eyes.
"Well, yea, father, I her thought so, but
You her too much work, you say I Thet's
yoar troabtet" Then, aa if talking to him
self, Mr. Poulder continued: "Probably I've
been a little bard ea you, Jim. There hat
been lots of work to be done on the farm,
an' I've only thought of gettla' it through
with. I didn't think of you. lhevaotbeea
a very good father to yoa la thet respect
probably, an' I'm glad thet you've opened
my eyes. Poor fellow ! he has worked bard
an' faithfully, aa' aow he'll her his re
Jim moved uneasily against tbe tree, and
wished that his father had been a little
more angry with him, aad wouldn't talk ao
kindly about him. Somehow the turn of
affairs did aot quite ault bias, aad he wished
that it bad been different He felt that his
father had aot quite understood his mean
ing; he really la his heart waated his father
to laugh at him, or get angry with him, and
order hint to his work with a threat Matters
did not seem to improve whea Mr. Poulder
"Well, Jim you needn't finish this Job. I
can do it as well as yoa. nnd I will leave the
other clearia' until to-morrow. You can go
"Never mind ; thet's all right I can do it
without help. Yoa can hev a hair-holiday."
The dumbfounded lad remained in the
name position natU he saw his father awing
the axe over his head, and begin cutting up
the trees into proper lengths for cord-wood,
Then, abashed by hte own boldness, nnd
feeling n certain exultation of success In
the encounter, be turned away from the
clearing, and went back to the brook. From
his position on the grassy bank be could not
see hte father, but ho could hear the ataady
blows of the axe on the trees.
The fish were aa plentiful as usual that
afternoon, and several good bites were made
on the bait, but tbe young fisherman did not
enjoy his sport half ao well as on other
occasions. He trolled hte line about list
lessly, and paid more attention to tbe dis
tant wood-chopper's heavy, ringing blows
than to the snapping of the speckled trout
Every unusual sound seemed to startle him
from his reverie, and he glaaoed hastily
around toward the cleariag.
The afternoon slowly waned, aad Jim
Pouider's memorable half-holiday raa itself
out For three hours he remained seated
on the bank of tbe small brook, watching
the bright leaves on the trees and the
trouts in the brook, and listeaingattentively
to tbe sounds that came from his father's
axe. About sundown he walked slowly
homeward, and stopped at the barn to feed
tbe animals. But tome one bad already
performed bis nightly duty, aud the animals
were taken care of for the night Then he
went to do n few little chores around the 1
bouse, and found that those too bad been
done by his father.
"Well, he means to giro to give mo a Iialf
holiday ia earnest," Jim muttered, as be
stood just outside the door before entering
for his supper. "I wonder what he'll say
'bout it to tho supper table. B'pose I'll
her to make up fur it ter-morrow."
He gave the sticic with which his favorite
dog was playing a violent jerk, and ordered
the cauine to charge, in no gontlo tones.
Then, as if ashamed at his show of anger, he
patted the animal on the head, and told him
to follow him Into the house.
If tbe overworked boy expected to bear
some reference to the day's work, or to his
half-holiday, bo was disappointed. His
father and mother toth talked of other
things that were quite foreign to tbe sub
ject which was uppermost in Jim's mind.
All that evening they tried to make things
bright and comfortable for him; but he felt
moody and ashamed, and at aa early hour
be hurried off to bed.
The following morning was a bright and
clear one, and tho sun wu shining brightly
Into the lad'sslecplng-room before he opened
his eyes. Then he started up with a Jump,
and made an exclamation of surprise ns he
looked out of the doors. It was fully nine
o'clock, and his rising hour bad always been
six, whilo breakfast was Invariably served
at half-past six.
"Gracious sakes! what's tho matter any
how," he muttered aloud, as he hurriedly
dressed himself. "I didn't hear any one
Then, as remembrances of past mornings
when he had slept on, after being called,
rushed through his mind, he tried to think
whether he had repeated such an offense.
But no. he could not remember having heard
his mother or father call him that morning.
He walked down into tho breakfast room n
little sheepishly, expecting to be reproved
severely for his laziness. But no ono was
in the room; bis mother was busily engaged
in her work outside, and hte breakfast was
standing on the taba waiting for his. He
aat down immediately, and hastily drank
his coffee and munched a few rolls. Then
picking up his cap, he started for the barn
to begin his work.
"Good morning, Jim. Your father has
taken the horses to tho mill to-day," his
mother said, as she caught sight of him.
"You can't go to the clearin' to-day; there's
no hurry 'bout thet work."
This was another surprise for the boy, and
he stood for several minutes undecided what
to do. It was so strange to have the horses
fed and harnessed up to the farm-wagon
and taken away to work bofore he was up,
and yet stranger still was it to bo told that
the work in the clearing could wait until a
He did aot know quite how to act but
after a short hesitation, he turned to the
wood-pile near him, and picked up an axe
with tho Intention of chopping some wood
for the house stove. He had aot split two
sticks before be beard his mother calling
"We've hired Sandy to come an' cut up
the wood, Jim." she said. "Your father
thought he could do It better than you, an'
then yoa would hov less ter do. Never mind
cuttln' It now."
Jim slowly dropped the axe. Then facing
his mother, he said: "Well, Bother, then let
me help yoa. Dont you want some work
done fur youF'
"O, no, I've very i little to do to-day. I
don't need any help," waa tho reply.
So Jim Poulder was forced into idleness
that day. Every thing that be attempted to
do, he found that somebody else had engaged
to do before him. Finally, he walked away
from the farm towards tho brook, bewil
dered and surprised. He tried to interest
himself in fishing again, hut after a short
trial he flung down his line with disgust
From the brook he walked onto the clear
iag in the woods, hat his axe was not in tta
place, and every thiag waa aileat aad stllL
After watching a squirrel at play for atiate
he then turned hte footsteps towards home
again, hoping that hte father had returned
from the milL
He was disappointed in this hope, and he
ate his dinner with hte mother, aayiag hut
littte, hat thinking much. The aftaraeea
waa asore dreary thaa the nsoralag. Be
waa left alone ta da aa ho pleased, aad after
exhacatiag hte few plaasares ia the weeda,
he haoams sHscaaaomte and lonesome.
Idleness was something aaealtod to eae ef
hte restless aatare, although it waa what he
had been loagiag for far weeks past New
that he had K te his heart's coateat, ha
wished for aoawwark that would kill the
time, aad banish certala theaghts that
weald worry him eeastaaUy, aa matter
"Bat this te leaaaaamv ho
rather saajhstiuaUy. laws ta the afteraeaa.
raiaiayhimsilf Crosa tha aact, gnaw eeaeh
eawhasa heaaihaam i II g -liaartah
at kaewwes tare wsw asysastaa'
Ileal assaa far aay uhm wsss fa
thasa tnahtsam withes ha has amrttl I
aever thought of it before. It dont
right ter be idle nulbar when every thing te
ao bright and busy. Them fishes and bird
aint idlln', I know. They're workin' to get
eometbin' to eat Poor things ! aa' they get
caught every time they make a mistake in
their work, an' nibble the wrong food. I'll
feed 'em now without tryin' to catch 'em."
For a brief instant Jim Poulder forgot hte
awn lonesomcness In his endeavor to make
the fishes in the stream happy, and he
leaned over tbe bright gurgling brook aa
he threw all of his bait away, aad watched
it while it was eagerly devoured by the
creatures of tho water. He did not know
that, in this simple act be was learning one
of tbe greatest lessons of life; that the best
panacea for ennui is to turn the mind and
energies towards the helping of others, aad
thereby making the lot of sufferers happier
and more endurable.
Tbe next morning Jim Poulder was up
bright and early, but his father bad antici
pated him, and had already fed the ani
mate. He could really do nothing before
breakfast, and he returned to tbe house a
little disappointed, though still strong ia
the resolution that he bad made tbe pre
ceding day. He had at last become thor
oughly disgusted with himself, " aad he
meant to make his apology by actions aa
wall aa by words.
"Father, I want to do my regular work
to-day," be said, boldly, as he saw his father
getting ready to leave for the woods. "I'm
tired of idleness."
Mr. Poulder looked at his son for a brief
instant, while a peculiar gleam of satisfac
tion came into his dark eyes. He did not
answer for a moment but let the boy have
time to hide his blushing face from his gaze.
"The other day you were tired of work;
now you're tired of play. Isn't that rather
"Yes, but I didn't know what I wanted
then. roar to work no. I've got to her
somethin' ter do. It's too lonesome up here
to loaf. It don't agree with me."
The impulsive boy blurted out the sentences
so forcibly that bis father could not doubt
his earnestness, and the two rode away to
the woods together. It was a clear sum
mer's day, and the air was sweet with tbe
scent of wild mountain flowers. Similar
days bad been enjoyed before in tbe woods,
but none seemed so bright to Jim as this
particular morning, when he chopped the
great trees down by tbe side of his father
and forgot all of bis complaints In his work.
His two holidays had taught him a lesson
that he never forgot, for, after all. be con
cluded that work was the greatest blessing
that te given to young men on this earth.
His love nnd respect for his father were
also increased by the little incident in hia
monotonous life. Instead of reproving him
in violent words, Mr. Poulder had taught
him the folly of bis wishes by letting him
feel It himself, which, after all. Is tbe keen
est punishment that can be devised. Jim
was bright enough to see the subtlety of
his father's actions, aad he admired the
scheme no less than tho orginator of it
George Kthelbert Walsh, in Youth's Com
panion. DEPEW ON TOBACCO.
Why the Railroad Magnate Gave Up the
Use of the WiyfL
Tho following remarks arc attributed
to Mr. Chauocey M. Dopow, tbo Presi
dont of tho New York Control railroad,
and well known for hh prominenco in
affairs of public interest Hid example
and uxperiunco are instructive to young
"I was a confirmed smoker, smoking
twenty cigars a day, up to about a
dozen, years ago, when 1 gave up tho
habit I do not now use tobacco.
Twelve or thirteen years ago I found
myself suffering from indigestion, with
wakeful tits at night, nervousness and
inability to submit to much mental
strain. I was in the city of Albany one
day, and bought a twenty-five cent
Partagn. I was walking up Hroad way,
and at tho corner of State street I took
the cigar out of my mouth and looked
at it I had smoked about an inch of
it. A thought struck me. I had been
reading a Gorman savant's book on tho
unhealthfuiness of the uso of tobacco.
I looked at my cigar, and said, 'you
are responsible for this mischief.' I
threw that Partiga into tho guttor and
resolved not to smoke again. For six
months I suffered tho torments of tho
damned. I wanted to smoke, but I
resolutely refused. My appetite, mean
while, was growing better, my sleep
was growing sounder, and I could do
more work. After I had worked con
tinuously ono day, lato at night I
thought I would try a cigar as a sooth
ing influence. I lighted a cigar; it was
delicious. I enjoyed the aroma of tho
smoke and the pleasure of the cigar
more than I can say. The next day I
smoked four cigars, and tho next two.
I found that the use of tobacco was af
fecting my physical lystem. and 1
stopped it entirely, and have not com
menced again, aud probably never
shall." Phrenological Journal.
THE ENGLISH GIRL.
Aw Admirable Ksaasple ef Canute Tar
da Vera Keaas.
I suppose no girl in any land, taking:
specimens from among the aristocrat,
is so altogether manner-perfect as the
English one. She is an admirable ex
ample of that repose that according
to the Laureate, belongs alone to tbe
"Vere de Vere." Few thing rouse
her. fewer things amuse her. nothing
under a lengthened and laborious ex
planation could bring her to sec a joke.
Yet at the most trivial, the most ordi
nary little quips and cranks of life,
matters that would hardly raise a
smile in you or mc. she will laugh im
moderately. Hut tell her a rattling
good story that has sent you half on
ahour ago into fits, and has grown ao
dear to your soul that you must needs
pour it into the ears of somebody else,
and grief, indeed, will be your portion
as you watch hor reception of it
Perhaps this inability to grasp a jest
is born of that great determination I
have before this hinted at To range
herself creditably to take a high posi
tioa ia society, that occupies all her
thoughts, sleeping and waking, to the
exclusion of such frivolous matters as
a merry tale well told."
To-day she is to be presented to her
sovereign, to-morrow Bight she will
go te her first balL Very few girls
marry in their first season, unless, in
deed, a very big fish happens to be
landed, and this is seldom ualee tha
debutante is one of those rarely lovely
creatures above alluded ta Sweat
evanteea. though vcrj anxioaa te ha
appreciated, aad by no means gaache
or shy. is still a little laeomalete; aad
aa the iageaue has bee rather played
out by this, she has t wait a year or
so spent ia acquiriag the subtle charm
that distiaguiahea her snore aaatara
sisters, before htiafffcar ta her feet that
ambition of her awal a rich parti.
ef oae aad a half ta
ABOUT CIRCULAR SAWS.
ow tke riatas front Which Tmmj Are
Mad Are Trratad aad Tempered.
Ordinary circular saws are of all
sizes from six inches to six feet la
j- -i-i- i i-r -i i.
uiameier. lue puiies irum iucn laey
m& aliavvi-wl fimA fmm Mf4ii1 n,l11a $
.;.1 hrn. ,lmnit r-m.n.1 if nt
perfectly so. ' The first thin"' to be
done is to see that each plawk made '
a perfect circle. A hole is then cut in
the center, and the teeth are marked .
..a t, -;, x... .... i. tk.J
taken to a machine on which the teeth
are to bo cut It is placed upon a pin
at such a distance from the machine
that the edge comes beneath the die.
and the operation of teeth-cutting be -
gins. The steel is cut cold, each tooth
beinc made bv one blow. All sizes and
descriptions of dies are necesarv. as
th t.-1 f a.i,r n.i w.t.th ..
.j.. . . .... ... .....
m.inr. Affr th tth hnv lw.n int
the next operation b that of temper-
ing, which is the mo-Jt difficult and im
portant process in the making of a
saw. Several saws are placed in the
furnace at a time and allowed
to remain until they have reached
the proper temperature, a light
cherry red, when the plate: must bo
taken from the oven and plunged into
wsaa siiu w wu tat- wtuiiuiiit tip
vat of whale oil. heated bv pieces of
red-hot iron or steel, which are placed
in the vat one after another until its
contents are properly heated. As each
piece is dropped in, a brilliant ilaino
leaps from the surface of the oil, and
continues to burn until extinguished
by stirring tho liquid with a long iron
rod. The large glowing plates are
then cautiously slid into tho vat liv
ing the tempering department, tho saw
goes back to the main shop to be ham
mered and straightened ready for
grinding. This work is done by hand.
After the plate, which has been more
or less warped duriug the temjering
process, has been made perfectly
straight again, it is placed in thegrind-
ing machine, which is a carriage be-
tween two wheels whiehtnrn it. r.,.1 at
the same time press its ides against a
raoidlv revolving irrindstone. The ear-I
riage is fixed in automatic bearings.
and is moved back and forth at the will
of tho operator. It usually takes about m' , , ... . ,
two hours to grind a large , live-foot cir- u n n vcrariee '"tnlly eelebra
cular saw. though the time varies , "ration is always arranged. The
cording to tho kind of saw that is being
made. Tho next operation is that of
nnliahinir. whi.-h U .!.., with .m,..
k.i t .wOs-k ..i ;-....!..-. .....
the plato is secured to a large wheel or .
flango,tvhich turns, carrying the saw .
.i.(.ib. -&u ipuusii niajj:uLui.uiai on
rith It t!,., w.rlrm..,. m..u...il.. n..-- I
inganemery ball (attached to a handle)
against the side.
Tho saw must then be "rounded;"
that is, care must be taken to prevent
ono tooth projecting farther than the
others. For this purpose the saw is
placed in a bearing, aud made to turn
slowly. It is then gradually brought
in convict with an emery wheel, tho
latter turning very swiftly, until the
edge of every tooth touches the wheel.
The saw is next sharpened and sub
mitted to further hammering for the
purpose of "truing ' and straighten
ing, and is then cacd ready for bhijH
Ono important part of the saw
makers business is the renovation of
old saws injured in lires. It is straight
ened up, tempered overngain. and pro
vided with a now set of teeth.
This article has dealt only with com
mon circular saws, the teeth of which
are not separate from the plato. Other ,
saws, however, supplied with inserted
teeth of various kinds, are made in '
large numbers. These an: all patent
saws, and can he supplied with new
sets of false teeth a often as necessarv.
THE AUSTRIAN COURT. ,
abttaatlal Perquisite Enjoyed by Km-1
peror FranrU Joeph' Servants.
Nothing except the linen, plate,
china anil glass is ever served twice at
tho court tables; but the full meaning
of this can not well Ihj grouped by any
body who has not seen tho system at
work. Some of tho servants have as
their rterouisites tho bottles which
have come up to the dining-room but ,
have not lcen uncorked; others, tho.
uncorked bottles; and others again tho t
wine that remains in the glasses.
Therefore it is the interest of one set ,
of servants to keep the glasses full; of
anotherscttodrawas many corks as!
no-ihlo. whiln nnrtino- with aa little
.;n. . ih -n- .nJ f tMi -.t t,
draw corks sparinglv. The result is'
that often a
great deal of unsccmlv "
..i. nn ., ,1,.
whispering and nudging gocn on at tne
sideboards. As reganls the food, there'
are different orders of claimants for
perquisites; one man having a vested
interest in the joints, another in the
poultry, a third in the sweet dishes and
u Then there are the men to whom "
,, .. ... . .
candles belong, and these natur-
ally make a rusn to mow out mc candies; woman trom njoying innumerable
the moment the last guest has walked J pocUct. loose sleeves. bifurcatel undrr
out of the room. Altogether, this sys- ' skirts, short hair. etc.. and all the
tern of perquisites causes tbe imperial I other modem feminine improvement,
banoucts to be served In double-quick Chicago Journal.
time, so that the longest of them sel
dom lasts beyond three-quarters of an
hour. The Emperor's dining hour is
five o'clock; but it is etiquette for the
guests to arrive a clear half hour be
forehand. After dinner coffoc and ci
gars are served in a smoking-room; tbe
Emperor lingers about a quarter of an
hour aad the guests separate soon after
6-JW. But another curious result of the
perquisite system is this that the
court servants make open traffic on tbe
imperial leavings. Incredible a it
may sound, there is a basement corri
dor in the palace, which is like a be
sar full of shop. Here aot only tha
keepers of assail hotels and restaurants
bat the cooks of ssaay ladies beloajiag
to the secoad-claas official world cosae
to buy cold sseata. pastry, sweetnveats.
wiaee aad candle. There it oae sort I
ier u owe mm i
f Tokay which eaa only he boucht JBa;ttfmctor, of wa, paarr. It ea
froaa the court servaata. aa aoae is mmrt lato the cxrBBotk of several
atade except far tha apercr- I J braad of shoe polish. Mixed with
ta be prewnssod. however, that the wa- j paraSx. it prod cor aa esaeUeat
earked bottle ofchamaaQe and ether trade of candies. Ose of the targe
lae wiaea are gaaerally saU by theIdsfor the aew -aalerial ie th- le-
a aay: a. anal they aaast farm a sassass
Hal aerqaialte I asasbtri' Joaraai.
-Bfsss, Maxkav awat hav seaa
wry 'hoc Swansea assUea. As Naaa
awe of tha peaaara thara reada? The
atsdttaaashsa atdlsw who astawataal the
laaa hail ffht aaatad KLM which
hay wfll dwrawata tha twwa sdawk
GERMAN FAMILY LIFE.
Ta KiUUom at Ml mm Maid aad
rsrfSU aa Chlldrva.
The life of German servant ia very
hard, their wainM are small, their food
not rich, and their maMer are very ' an interesting description of the an
acting. With all this, however, they nual cervraonv known a the Festival
' "-' the happitlC.-.'i of their
Voycn far more than do thoe here,
nd thls alono do morw to krtep thcm
al home than lh P1! of hI-h
wa,s 'lo Xo lU thom !
The real children come in for a treat -
raent almost as severe as that of a mjI-
dir. but here, of course, the love of
' the Paront l vHtl-v moni Ir'l
than the bcnevoleuca or the military
rhu l)arunl R10it keenly realize- that
chool-training is the foundation of
nrlynll future progrea. and wnwhc.
. "ereiore. careiuuy over me cnuu i
.M 1. . 1.1. i
nurK. lie near me trutui rwjiu ni
IeMOn lwfore olne off ln lho nxic
and takes the greatest iutorest in the
reports from school. The school of
Germany being nearly all day schools,
the children aud their parents are very
much together, and there are therefore
many opportunities for the child to
absorb lessons of a moral and intel
lectual kind in the most natural way.
no "ck00' work being to the child of
great interest, and the parent knowing
from day to day tho progre made.
nothing is easier than for them to di-
cuss the work of the day in their walks.
In this way tho parent can smooth
away many of his boy's difficulties, and
make his studies even more attractive.
The family circle of an evening is in
Germany a picture of happlne. ono
where each is able to contribute some
thing to the entertainment of all.
Music takes, of course, first rank, and
hard, indeed, would it be to find a
family of even very narrow mean1
where this accomplishment wus not
cultivated. Some of tbe children play
, on an Instrument-piano, zither, vio a
or ffuitar? a11 wIU in' :iran'
nMim ls tho Ingest of tho hoiite.
' whore lhe &ewln is dono In lho da'- I
tim- whc meals are served, and
w,1,;ro l'ie 'amily congregate for an
hour or two's diversion before bed -
youngest uji recites j ew ihu'jj no
other of six performs on the piano; a
",,ru """ H" "BaJ rw"""W "
festive occasion; the next. erhaps.
VM a, v!11" w,to5 lhis wUl -'"'-
Iowud '-v a " nioro ambitloun
P""w I"'-' "" S"- .vu. u.i kiu w..-
ingclost, with some Utin verses or an
oration bv the learned one of the
family. Each ono brings his share to
the family entertainment, aud no one
is allowed to admit that ho or she can
do absolutely nothing to entertuin
s manner ocrmnns oi smaii
meano. out with good education, mnxo
their lives happy, give pleasure to their
children aud pave the way for a ue
' ccitsful career when they come into in
dividual or intellectual competition
with men of other countries.- Poult
ney Itigelow, in Chicago America.
WOMEN AND POCKETS.
Oar Wle. aad Mater Hamper
Tliemsrlvr In Utile Thlaga.
Why don't women have pockets?
They carry their purses in their hand
and their handkerchiefs in their ImmI
ices, ami they carry a little bag about
as big as a pint cup on their arms, tho
exact use of which has never been de
fined. There is a liberal wholesale
ness about the way u man ro ides in
the construction of his dress for hi
own wants that is actually refreshing
in comparison with the way w. men in-
convenience themselves. A man ha
, plenty of pockets, lie can carry keys.
A woman is always wondering when:
she left or hid hers. When the ex
igencies of the weather ra.uv him to
have recourse to his wijie'' he puts a
hand into his brenst pocket and hauls
out a liberal square of cambric. A
woman under like circumstances just
sniffs, and continues to sniff. When a
man sits down in a street-car he wait
'" Cnio of the bell-punch and
register stands in front of him. then he
Put his thurab and fo"k'r a tiny
Pet in hl overcoat and hauls out
h5 tlck,jt- Th oroan 0,-ln' to c'!l
hr change ready when the conductor
i at the other end of the car. bhe
pulls her bag off her arm. draws It
open, takes out her pure. pulls off her
"-Men. open, her pur. ""P-
an innar I'liiiiiiKriiiiriu. axT iiiil as
" ir.i nts i : X"t.l'n her lit, tuh' I
n,cke1' " VH U".hc.r"pA.":aU5.h.
,naD, the compartment huu the
purs:, opens her bag and puts away
the purse, and pull on the mitten
again. And thl I a fair sample of the
wny women hamper themselves in nil
" l"Ie things-and life is made up
.. a... . -a ivtmnlsin f hi
' .-.. "K J" , ,V.
disadvantages of sex. lhere i noth-
. n earth rcol uy individual
SUBSTITUTE FOR WAX.
RllfMlt Ds-BMMlt r
realty roaasl la ftah.
' A carload of a peculiar mineral ar
" rived in thl city a few day ago. It
was ozocerite, or mineral wjc. aad it
aune from Utah. Until recently this
substance ha not been known to exUt
in any quantity except In Moldavia and
ia Galicia. Austria. Three year ago.
however, a depit of the queer sub-
i itaaoe wa discovered oa the line of
the IVnver A Rio Graade railroad,
about 114 milea eat of Salt Lake City.
The mine is kaown ta cover at least
150 acres, aad orer LOGO toss per year
raa aow be produced.
Ozocerite resemble erode bewax ia
sppssaraace. aad can ae ud for tttmjrlj
all purpose for which wax Is eas
.....ji -, .. rt t---,t u-j t v-
SQiaHOw o etecins wirs-a. t w,mmm
te Is BsrasVrakae ta aay aa-
arevlesssly easalsrred ter this
As taa ssssssral wax rtann
of theciaaad ia saaitlna t ha
it ie ra
at assdesHa j dswaaawd la
aawd arithssrt rsdnlsy. i
FESTIVAL OF THE BATM.
ta Qwti C M4rMr Obftf
a rctlar 1 raataay.
The Prwirrc de I'lmaa, a French
Journal published at Tananarive, give
of the lL-Uh. which I hold at Madaf
J car on the KJ of November. Tha
'"reign Ministers and foreign ridenta
are always invited to thU ceremony.
k Pla ln thw ? P1'
. The Proirnv de 1' Imna de-K-ribe tha
Uuevn of Madagaoar a being draped
ltt a fiowlng robe of rrd. mV.M upon
the throne, with a young Prince of the
royal family at her reot I he I rtmo
. MinSUT wn watcl at her right, and
to the left. ujon a nil velvet cushion,
wo the royal crown, with c era! ol
tho princes and principal dignltariea
the court seated. . uual. on tho
The Kuroean spectators
all stood facing the throne. th
only one allows! a et being
M. Le My re de VUers. the French
MinUlcr. Ilohind the Kurupenn
stood the ladies of the court, a
number of officers and the ehotr of
singer. Tho Queen's bath was plaeod
In a corner of the room, railed off with
curtain. After the Queen had taken
, her -at on the throne, a numlvr of
pviott came in with the water and
' other objects to bo umJ for the tiaUi.
! while underneath the bath Itself a Srw
wa HhtiHl. As MNin as the titer waa
j sutficiently heated the Queen camo
) down from her throne and took a aoal
to the left, while a prayer was Ixdnj
I recited and a hymn utig., Shn then
went Into tho curtainl enclosure and
pneieded to take her bath, a salvo of
artillery announcing to the people that
the Hnvoreign wai going through the
most imHirtaut part of the ceremony.
At the cml of about a quarter of an
hour the Queen came out from tho bath
dressed in a scarlet rot? trimmed with
lace, wearing her crown and n magnifi
cent diamond tircklac. and holding la
her loft hand the horn of an oa tlpprd
with silver, inside which wa water from
the bath. Accompanied by htr Prime
Minister, she walkd to the principal
I door of the throne room, sprinkling
the spectator as sho p;uxl alone.
Salvos of artillery were fired all the
time and until she had taken wr seat
on the throne again. Th" Prince of
the royal family, tho representative
of the different cantos of the n
bilitv and the Minister then enmn
pay their reajwet to the Queen
nd call down upon her head all lho
l)lenlugs of heaven. Snkiti in the
name of tin people nnd tho nrmy. a
well us his own. the Prime Minister
said in nuloitance that thoy were all
very pleased that the Fandrona had
come round, that they all hoped her
Majesty would live long mooch to oo
a thousand such ceremonies, and thnt
the Queen could count upon tho devi
tion of all her subject. He concluded
his speech by saying that the relations
of Madura tear with foreign nations
were most satisfactory, to which tho
Queen replied very briefly: "These.
In-ing your words. I am very plonood
and hopeful for the future. Mnv Jim
live long, gentlemen, nnd may God
bless you'" Kice. milk, with pieces of
loef preserved since the previous year's
festival, wore then served, aud after
another hymn the ceremony eful.nl.
For three days leforo the festival it in
unlawful to kill oxen or sheep for food;
but the day after the festival there is a
wholesale slaughter of oxen. It Indng
estimated that from four thounntI to
live thousand benst nre killed In th
twenty-four hours at Tananarive alone.
It is the custom for each family to send
a quarter of Uef jo its relatives ami
most intimate friend", the rural at
which this meat Is oaten lelng followed
by jort and national dances.
A SCOTCH SHIP CANAL.
rwnMw Improvement t tha Caaal
HIwm the Clyde aa4 rMh.
The agitation in favor of canals and
waterway . which ha Ijovh waged In
Kngland for some time back, has at
Inst extended to Scotland. Sueh agita
tion nre contigious. and it i not
therefor", surprising to hear tho revi
val of an o d uggttlon trvm tho Nirth
on the subject Tlo proposal I to
improve the present existing canal b-twi-en
the Clyde and the Forth. o that
hip might be able to pa. thnntgh
Tlio canal wa contncteI a c'ntury j
ago. and I SA miles lon. entuding
from Howling on tho Clyde to i Jranjre-
mouth on tho Forth, the lino bing al-
-a - &
mo1 uu ' l anu u "" Ui"FV "
branch of '.'! mile u Port Ir.nd.m, in
the north of UInsow. It rle l.'.Ofet
and ha Xf lo-k. Al the proent time
only very small craft can Is- pn..J
through, not only t?cauo f the hort
lock, but a!o owing v tho depth of
wat.r "ng about nine feet It 1 pro
posed that it houhl be rnadn suitable
for deep ca-gning chip.
Thero are no great engineering diffi
culties In tho way. Tho coi I vari
ously otlrnl.-d lrtwsn .Zht)
and i.f0.fJX a sm whk-h. It 1
thought might be orally raleJ by a
company. It Is eontondod that being
th horVrt rrrJlc between Anriirm
and the lUItlc. the Costioeot aad tb j
esfcst coast of sw-x?iaod. a.vi England,
tho through tragic wold to cnlder
able. Thi may b true-, but the gain
ia time wonW bo mlnord ssaterially
by the fart that vessvel la coesing v2 tho
Atiastic would reqclre to aaii np th
long firth (Clyde), and wild tmAntAj
require, partlcalarly if 4fy Laden,
to wait on the tide to got to Kawjiag.
which 1 aotae dltaac up Uo ri ,r.
or the chaa&el woald tveed to bo brrjaji
esved asd dewpead. tha addlag to tar
coat. For ckaaaal saarrs sTolar 'mm
Irotaad or to tho wet coaat A
laad. Eagiaad or Wale t lh
ecst or th Coatlaest. tkm caaal nunlA
be a ddd bag, for tu. oaly wseU
their voyag be lior-esi. be t
rocky aad &mm&rai ouawtof U X'jrts
ef crXla&d woold bo arid4. Taw
caaal paswes throarh taw ooal aad ott
divtrict of SctAlmmim fact w Stick
mMori addit'naa? arsrasawwt ia fare
ef ta schsaa. Aaotawr rowettaraCaa
which earrta awrh wsweat lh t
ditty gaiaed fee tW raftd isasfi
haatl sarae frasa aawt sasrs w twa
, fiadariaf isfasata Urn ef waa
eCsetir. Laoklafc thai ef a. at
Tha awl ia
BBwaWeHsaMsHa awaaw-wTVSy Dmg wswaH p ft9sfasrVtfpsft 4nsaVsnssawMwr Vvpsaawsl ssssVVsp
FAKM AND FIRCSIOE.
Tho com plant la a gro fcodr.
and tho land can not ho m.lr too rich.
Craurrrle, like pp!c. should b
uod plentiful. y In the f-vmllv. lhoy
are it vury cit.j. ths supply lu this
country Is o great
Cut out lho canes from raaplsorrias
liberally and cut thera ow dowa. Too
( many cane In a hill will not prluo
well aa a few troak- and stocky
Only harp cUor should ho uel
In trimming lamp-wicks If an even,
clear flame U wanted. Th wick
should not be cut bolow lho eharrrU
portion, but Juslal ihojKilnt of chanv
What is wanted to mako fArmtRk
succrasful is raen who have .-unbltion
to make tholr calling honorabla. Ti
do that a man mutt know all that can
bo knowu aUuit his buslne and Is
able to do it
liccauae they Iner.. rapidly and
can. with goo. I management bo mde
U mature la a short time. gHd hgs
will liolp out a farxnor who ha gut 1-
hind financially better than any other
claa of live sttv-k. Slnehorl.
An oyler omelet Is quickly pr
parl. IUmsI ts egg to a light frth
Add half a cup of crwn. aait and
ix'iiper Pour lato afrjlngpan. with
a tabloponfut of biilltw. and drop in
a dosen lrge oyslon. Fry a llht
bnwn. Double ovr and ond u tho
-Tho apple crop Is tho ono that
nerd nusl car" In handling to m.-Wo
It profitable Tll 1 contrary U u
torn, but l correct Apple should N
handletl like offifa and carofutly rtod
Into tholr grado. tho flmt for market,
tho ooond for sale a second grade or
for collar, tho third for older or feed
-I.ltno taWed with a atdution of
alt in water, and then properly
thinned with skim milk, fmtn whloh
all tho cn'atn has boon taken, make a
permanent whitewash for out-dor
work. and. It is said render the at!
Incombustible. It U an excellent wash
for pneorvlng hlugltM, and tor all
It U for tholr own good that wo
should strive to Inspire ta uvcry child
the spirit o self help If wo would
not have them woll tho gnat army of
helpless men anl woruoti who drift
aiiultsssly throtigh life, men hanger
ot of tho luisy. amblllou worker.
must ee to It that thoy afitiro hMt
of aelf-hotp and olf-doMmiltee white
-Sweet (Jravy for Ituok wheat iaU.
Put a lump of butter the Uo of an
egg Into a sauce-pan and molt aild oe
heaping ts.blojHon'ul of flintr and tlr
smixith. 'Dion jmur in one pint boil
ing water; Ur and l.ill lrlty
Swoton with ono cup of u:r. or St
tor still, with maple molivso.. When
male carefully It houli ha ijmIIo
smooth.- -Farm ami Flmld.
COnN-EAHS COOK CD.
A . Wrlnbt Whl.N I ttMMla ffsjll
lMxlar In It, .!.
It ho been my ploaunt to ihoro
frtm it Ineoptlon a now y of ee.J.
in ern to fattening cntlio new In
this locality at least. Tbo mrt la
Imply boiletl on xhn cl an howr r
loss, nnd then fel In the er If l.llsl
tn long tho kernels lll tiip oJT. nmf
thl Is to tx nvoidud lUiillng ollit
ltb kornol niol cob. and eoiMintiUy
ImjOi are easily iu:itltviit.sl. anij the
animal ont It a e-.sUy a "srn o the
cob when in tho milky taU. It h
been found that give the cattle alt thejr
will oat they will neither ".Mr nr
cloy Not an lmll;faled kornol J
found In tholr dropping, and the
mel like that of a tM-Vlnjj ralf. W'li
fel dry and wliolo. whether on the o.b
or off, a cotiilderablo jMirlln of th
grain poe away entire. oal thi 1
usually a dead !. ami It l lt)
raw meal, whether clear or eitm'n4
eb meal. If the animal am fed hS.b
with It and It t Io qalto liable Ut
coiir or cloy The Bating by thl yn
cc l ten jwr cent Utr grlndlnsf. e-
ide tho trouble of going U mill, aal
a vory largo aarlng in tbo fa'l lhat
ovory particle of the nutriment 1 ap
propriated by tho animal.
Phe claim of atvtctr of cira-and-cob
meal, that it give !lrabU bulk,
whether tho rob contain nutriment or
not. can hero find full aUfa-tioa.
pclolly a It ha ! avertiset by
meaaitrefnent Uit litrr tmthei ot dry
corn in tho rr maka iunr whet hole-
Tha tvier umler comldensttow olaltn
a aarmg oi ai kmi tniny r .
aiSdln; o nvore dry rorp tur w. If
jou plee. for aay laJ of tor. :
rAllio do 1 tts- on osueh l grl
tha when fed dry In the W !, mhrm
com I low ad ratll r fw rajt of
doors. lth htg Ut folh tfteoa. ti
log the rtn mitl& t &t obs-t. bt la
the Kat Hre roadlti'o a dl.7r
out I regard 11 of Jnfcoat vita! i
pWtaOf. Thl Ierioej wgg's
tlvo that old hra H ew tlh
jjr Uih. rr Vt Wirt at all, wU
thrive vfm boiled cwn. tvr lhj rrt&A
rrt,b tho otb wiUi hrtr bar Ja.
and. otoo inU tl tvtarh. ail wrl!
dfgri. With ay pprtoa5tle tr
oiw-r4ke, th prwv b-lg er!l
cm within f.fty rots ttl bt crwa At"'
and koowiag It raiot a I As. I ksit
n;-t n th Vi adfj'.t ?
tsaay eajrcfai fir - 'Jaiaa WVLatm.
is N. r. Tribwe.
Yasjr Csrw CWsev.
KoUilag Us avsch torn thaa a
crw eotri wita ssaasr. a atwfcit'
that w will ail agrwt wi'jL. Jvf k'V
sak Ik cow awva!d b rtsaaS of
fVjt taat U s-H all f H by aay .
hm&rn &i ttv JJU a prrUy pi t ft
lato & atttk pall aad If H 4 H
ffsrt cae wrT b f &&. Thra
ia skmsv qarusr aa afjnarwsi i.i tJk2
111 tral&r csao wlik. It will sf
lh fossio Particv taat at la it
betas' esjr It as aat rr3trt tl
Aavar that ikmj had lM?mrtl. md u
tmllk aawsrS Aav6 tA auts4 It
la oasatawt tnia it. i It t
le stay. TV e b-:d m $
t aw Vf V-aAlajf
4 warta mmvmsh wv
Thiiiris-thly i af y tfe
aasi mi wale, wf woosSd aa adi l!
la a a4ar wa a
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