McCook weekly tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 188?-1886, October 18, 1883, Image 2
JUDGE NOT. -Judge not ; the workings of bis brain And of his heart thou canst not sec , What looks to thy dim eyes a stain , In God's pure light may only bo A scar brought from some well-worn field Where thou wouldst only faint and yield. The look , the air , that frets thy sight * ' May bo token that below The soul has closed In deadly fight With some infernal fiery foe Whose glance would scorch thy smiling grace. The fall thou darcst to despise , May be the angel's slackened hand Has suffered it , that ho may rise And take a firmer , surer stand , Or , trusting less to earthly things May henceforth learn to use his wings And judge none lost , but wait and sec * With hopeful pity , not disdain , The depth of the abyss may be The measure of the height of pain And love and glory that may raise This soul to God in after days. A TVTATT THAT SUCCEEDED. " sir " said Colonel "My only daughter , , onel Monteagle. "And , as I venture to hope , accomplished in the way. We are not much in the way of schools or academies hero , but I have been her.in- structor myself , and she is a thorough mathematician , an excellent musician , and a-linguist of no mean capacity. We are studying Hebrew now every day , she and 1 , and she devotes her evenings to comprehensive reviews of her Latin and Greek. She will be a scholar , sir , if I live to complete her education. " Mr. Crofton looked curiously at the oddly assorted pair ; the silver-haired , shabbily attired old gentleman , with his bald forehead , eagle eye and deli cately white hands ; and the dark brewed , sullen looking girl , with a gipsy skin , untidy frock and patched boots. Pretty ? Yes , she might be pret ty under some circumstances. The diamond mend itself is no1 , an attractive stone before the lapidary's art has polished its rude angles into glittering facets of white fire. But she certainly possesses no sweet , feminine graces now. ' "How old are you'MissMonteagle ? " he asked , finding it imperatively neces sary to say something. And Mary Monteagle answered in words , "seventeeen , " while her looks i "None of busi replied plainly , your ness. " "Go child and flowers , my , gather some ers to deck our humble board , " said the old gentleman magniloquently , while he conducted the son of his old friend into the tumble-down old stone house , where the carpets were moth- eaten , furniture mildewed , and every trace of decayed gentility told the sad story of better days. Mrs. Monteagle , who had been a beauty once , and had her portrait engraved - -graved in a "Gallery of American Jiosebuds , " was sitting up in state in a 'battered ' boudoir in a black silk dress that must have been quite a quarter of .a century old , with a flower in her sil ver sprinkled hair , and still preserving the girlish attitude in which the en- * graver's pencil had immortalized her , oddly contrasting with the sharpened outlines and haggard abruptness of her .sixty odd years. And this was the way the old couple lived , in the dead past as it were , Colonel nel Monteagle starving contentedly on the recollection of his past grandeur , and his wife fondly fancying that time stood still since the days in which she had been counted worthy to be one of the "American Rosebuds. " Mrs. Monteagle sweetly welcomed her guest , and touched the little hand bell at her side. "We will dine , Sarepta , " she said to the maid. "Please , ma'am , " breathlessly ut tered that young person , "there ain't nothin' for dinner. We eat the last of the cold beef yesterday , and the dog he tipped over the pan of oysters , and "Thatjwill do , Sarepta , " said Mrs. Monteagle , with a red spot mounting to each of her cheek bones. "I said we will dine ! " And Sarepta withdrew with a jerk. The dinner was served presently an instance of the magnetic power of will but there was no cold beef , neither nvere there oysters. Fruit , a thin , watery soup of herbs and parsley , taste fully garnished salad of lettuce and mayonnaise , and a dish of peaches and . cream formed the meal. "Quite Arcadian ! " said Mrs. Mont- -eagle , with a giggle. "And very badly served , " secretly commented Mr. Crofton to himself. "But the salad was nice. " "Where is Mary ? " the colonel asked. "Drinking in the beauties of the sun set , I presume , " the lady answered air ily. "The poor child has an artist's souli and we do not tie her down to any hours or rules. " The colonel fell asleep in his chair : after dinner , Mrs. Monteagle and her painted fab. * withdrew themselves into the boudoir , and Mr. Crofton , inwardly bewailing himself that he had promised to stay a week atMonteagle manor , sauntered out upon "the heights which overlooked the valley below. As he . teed there a rustling sounded in the bushes and the dark brewed gypsy sprang up the hillside. "You have a fine , place here , Miss JMonteaglo , " he said , by way of making a himself agreeable. a "I hate it ! " said Mary , darkly. n "I beg your pardon ? " exclaimed si 2dr. Crofton hi amazement. "I do ! " flashed the girl ; "I hate it all ! The learning and the povertyand the grand pretenses and the miserable anaJJe-shifts. " "But " "Ah ! " said " Mary Monteagle , "you don't know it all. You never heard the tradesmen howling at the back doors like a pack of howling wolves ; you don't know that the house is advertised for sale for tax arrears. How should you ? How should you be aware that the very clothes we wear are not paid for , nor the coals that cook our dinner ? Papa smokes his cigars and talks about the Mexican war ; and mamma p'oses in the great chair and dreams of embroid ery work and tapestry stitch ; and I I am expected to learn Arabic and San- scrift , and nobody knows what elseand ignore our wretched poverty. But I can't ! Who could ? Mr. Crofton looked pityingly at the girl's sparkling eyes , and pale , excited face. face."I am sorry to hear this , " said lie. "Can nothing be done ? " "Yes , " said Miss Monteagle brus quely , "Something can be done and I am 'doing it , in so far as I can. . Bu papa and mamma must not be allowe to suspect it. I am learning a trade "You ! " he echoed. "A trade ! " "There's a factory near by here , " sh said , calmly. "The country girls earn a little pocket money there sewing on shirts. I am to have a machine as soon I have learned to manage it. I gi every evening while papa fancies I am at the Greek and Latin , to farmer Pel ham's whose wife teaches me the use o : the machine. I am learning housi work , too. I made the mayonnaise fo : your salad to-day , and I baked thi bread. Our servant can do nothing o the sort. But it would kill mamma to think that I had stooped , as she would call it , to menial labor. " "You are quite right , " said Mr Crofton. "That is what I wanted to know , ' said Mary , hastily. ' Because , living here all by myself , in such a strange unnatural atmosphere , I sometimes ge confused , and scarcely know right from wrong. " "But they will have to know it when " "When I really go into the factory , ' said Mary. "Yes , I know that. Bu until then , I would fain spare them the pang. I am to have a dollar a dayMrs. Helham says , if I operate the machine skillfully. And a dollar a day will buy mamma many a little luxury , and go toward paying the grocer and baker. "You are a node girl , " saidJfMr Crofton , warmly ; and in his eye , at that moment , Mary Monteagle was glorified with rare beauty , as she stood there , the fresh wind blowing her jetty curls about , the reflection of orange sunstt deepening the color on her cheek , and the grave , far away sparkle of her eye half veiled beneath the long lashes : And if I could be of any assistance to you in this task " "You can , " said the girl , abruptly , "you can stay here and amuse papa so bhat he shall "not suspect what occupies my time. You can divert his attention from Sanscrit and Arabic and all these mysteries. " And for the first time in his experi- jnce of her , Mary Monteagle laughed i mellow , birdlike laugh. "I will , " said Mr. Crofton , heartily. And so the compact was sealed be- ween them. Instead of the week he had promised lis father to spend with old Colonel Honteagle , the sojourn was extended to hree. At the end of tliat period he jravely addressed himself to. the dark- > yed daughter of the house. "How is the trade ? " said he. "I am to have a'machine next week , " laid Mary , with the conscious pride of me who has conquered fate ; "and then , > nly think of it , Mr. Crofton , I shall sarn a dollar a day ! " ' Mary , " said Mr. Crofton seriously , 1 'I have been thinking of another planer or you. You tell me this farmer's vife has made a first-class housekeeper if you. " "I baked nice pies yesterday ! " said Jary , exultantly ; 'and I have quilted i quilt and made soft soap , within the reek ! " "I don't like the idea of your going nto a factory , ' " said Mr. Crofton. 'Suppose now , by way of variety , you rere to marry me ? " "But you are not in love with me ! " aid Mary , opening her bright black yes. "But I am , " said Mr. Crofton , with Teat gravity. I have deliberately aade up my mind that I can't be happy rithout you. And althongh I don't irofess to be a rich man I believe I can lake you a better allowance than six .ollars a week , while at the same time ou will not be compelled to work ten lours a day for it. That is the busi- iess-like view of the question. Now to he more personal one. Don't you liink , Mary , that you could love me ? Jecause I love you very mucn in- eed ! " "I I don't know , " whispered Mary. 'I ' might try. " And then she blushed charmingly. So Colonel Monteagle's daughter rent to'the fair Floridian plantation on tie shores of the river St. John , and stonished every one with her thorough nowledge of house-keeping in all its etails. And the two old people , with heir burden of insolvency and care ifted off their lives , dwell quietly on , i the ancient tower-like house , and ilk to everybody wiio crosses their ath of "the excellent marriage which ly daughter Mary has contracted. " "A thorough scholar , " says Colonel lonteagle , with.dignity. "A musician , linguist , : t thorough Hebrew student , nd proficient m Latin and Greek. I lyself was her instructor. It is not mgular that a girl of such intellectual ewer should marry well. " But Colonel Monteagle , honest man , ever dreamed that it was a sewing ma- hine and soft soap , the mayonnaise ressing , and vehement struggle to get ree from debt , which conquered Mr. > p Crofton's heart. There are plenty of scholars and poetesses in the world ; but a real womanly woman is not her price far above rubies ? Your Height and Weight. Buffalo commercial. You ask a very practical question : 'How much should a person of given height weigh ? Is there a standard be tween height and weight ? A healthy child , male or female , grows in length by more than one-half its size during the first two years ; it increase from 50 per cent (19.685 inches ) to about 79 per cent (31.10 inches. ) It trebles or quad ruples its weight ; that is to say , it weighs 3 to 4 kil. at birth ( equals 7 * to 10 pounds ) ; 10 kil. (25 pounds ) in the first year ; 12 kil. (30 .pounds ) in the second. On the average , a child ( from 6 months to 8 years ) grows in length about G per cent each year ( equal 2.4622 inches ) ; the weight of the body goes on increasing to the 8th year , rising in boys to 20 kil. (50 pounds ) and in girls to 19 kil. (47J pounds ) . From this age (8 years ) until puberty boys increase in height 55 per cent (2.165 feet ) each year , reaching at the age of 12 years 'a height of 138 per cent ( over 4.52 feet ) and girls 135 per cent (4.421 feeO on an average. Boys gain about 2 kil. (5 pounds ) in weight per year , girls a lit tle more , so that in the 12 year children of both sexes weigh , on an average , about 30 kil. (75 pounds ) . From 13 to 20 years youths grow some 80 per cent (11.8 } , girls 20 per cent (1.8 inches ) . The increase of weight is even more rapid than before , reaching 28 kil. (145 pounds ) in boys 18 years old , and in girls of the same age 51 kil. (127J pounds ) . In the 25th year the man is 168 cent , ( over 51-2 feet in height ) , and weighs 53 kil. (157 1-2 pounds ) , while the woman is 157 cent. (5.15 feet in height ) , and weighs 54kil. (127 1-2 pounds ) . Man in the 40th year attains his maximum weight , G3.6 kil. (159 pounds ) , and then begins to lose flesh. Women continue to grow heavier , reaching about 56 kil. (140 pounds ) , until the 50th year. Between 45 and 60 men become more corpulent and women rapidly grow older ; in both the size of the body diminishes. " Wagner. It is desirable for all persons , whether suffering in health or other wise , to know as near as possible what the normal weight should be. We are indebted to thelate Dr. Hutchinson for weighing alone 2,600 men of various ages. There is , indeed , an obvious re lation between the height and weight so particularly weighed and measured. Starting with the lowest men in the ta bles , it will bo found that the increased weight was as nearly as possible five pounds for every inch in height beyond sixty-one inches. The following figures show the rela tive height and weight of individuals measuring five feet and upward : Weight , Ibs. Five feet one inch should be 120 Five feet two inches should be 126 Five feet three inches , should be 133 Five feet four inches should be 136 Five feet five inches should be 142 Five feet six inches should be 1431 i Five feet seven incdes should bo 148' ' ' Five feet eight inches should be 15T Five feet nine inches should be 162 Five feet ten inches should he 1G9 Five feet eleven inches should be. . . " 17-i Sixfeet should be 178 Congressman Belford. Washington Letter. The best of the Belford stones is cur- tent this week. Belford is the redheaded ed , red-bearded , red-nosed congress man who has represented the greatstate of Colorado all alone for years in the lower house of congress. He is a rough- and-ready wit of the wild western variety with a high-toned voice , a Large and raried vocabulary and some very re markable gestures. Like every con gressman , he thirsts for fame. He blows good mineSjgoocl farms and good liquor when he sees theniholds his own it the bar , and in politics represents his state with commendable fidelity. He : ells a good anecdote and a bad story occasionally , and reads Latin and Greelc ike an old-time professor. He was ) nce counsel for the defendant in a Denver case in which Secretary Teller's jrother was counsel for the plaintiff. Ehecase was an interesting oneaml both vere excited. Belford was rather per- ional in his reply to Teller's opening speech. He made the jury and the uidienco laugh at some of Teller's little jcculiarities. Teller said nothing. kVhen he came to close , howeverhe de- roted a few minutes specially to Bel- brd. "Gentlemen of the jury , " he laid , "my brother hera , Mr. Belford , las been seriously concerned recently m the subject of religion. It has cost lirn many wakeful nights. He has hought of it. The other day he carried lis fears -and hopes to an old Baptist ninister , his life-long friend. After a eng conversation his friend said to him hat he seemed to be in a very hopeful itate. So well advanced was he that he good old man thought him worthy ) f baptism. 'That is the first ceremony tpon admission t your church , is it iot ? ' asked Belford. 'Yes , ' said the enerable clergyman. 'And how will t be administered1 asked Belford. As is usual in our church , ' said his riend , 'by immersion. ' 'Then , ' said Jelford , very sorrowfully , 'I must stay mtside ; I could not consent to disap- from view. ' " Bel- > ear so long public - ord had to join in the loudest laugh of he day. A New York'peach grower finds that ly removing a portion of the crop vhen young the .remainder will be arger , measure more and bring a higher > rice. This is a good opportunity for pack- a og butter for winter use , and good , a lean stone jars are the best for the pur- isb ose. b THE LOST CHORD. Seated ouo day at the organ , I was weary and 111 at ease , And my fingers wandered idly Over the noisy keys. I do not know what I was playing , Or what I was dreaming then ; But I struck one chord of music Like the sound of a great Amen. It flooded the crimson twilight J/.ko the close of an angel's psalm , And it lay on my fevered spirit With a touch of infinite calm. . It quieted pain and'sorrow , Like love overcoming strife ; It seemed the harmonious echo From our discordant life. It linked all perplexed meanings Into one perfect peace , And trembled away In silence As If it were loath to cease. 1 have sought , but I seek It vainly. That one lost chord divine , That came from the soul of the organ And entered into mine. It maybe that death's bright angel Will speak in that chord again , It may be that only in heaven I shall hear that grand Amen. FARM AND HOME. Farmers Should Know the Brocdn. Farm , Field and Fireplace. Farmers who have not familiarized themselves with the breeds of sheep should bear in mind that they are be hind the buyers , who can tell at a few moments' examination exactly what kind of sheep from which the wool was sheared , and it is desired. The buyers know the breeds , the kind of wool peculiar to each breed , and all about them , for it is "business. " A farmer would sneer at a carpenter who profess ed to be a carpenter and yet who could not do a piece of work in that line ; and yet wo venture to say there are hundreds of farmers who profess to be farmers , who would be insulted if their knowl edge of their business were questioned , but who , at- the same time , cannot tell as much about the products of the farm as many of those who know nothing of farm lite. There are hundreds of farm ers who are not able to distinguish breeds of sheep , and who do not know the particular purposes for which a breed is most suitable , and still they pride themselves on their calling as a business which they intend to make profitable. If such farmers could be brought to a realization of the fact that they are really deficient in knowl edge , it would be to their interests to do so. Every year we witness the ship ment of the products of the farm to market where the buyer fives the grade , although he has had no experi ence on the farm. Farmers as a class are not business-like , for they rely too much upon the judgment of others. It is not intended to imply that they should not seek the advice of others , but when the farmer surrenders every thing to hard work , we insist that he should begin to educate himself in syery possible way in order to improve liis chances. a The Great Pasture Grasu. A correspondent of the County Gen- ieman proclaims rye the great pasture jrass. He says : Rye can be grazed for jrears all the season as a permanent pas ture grass. In a two or three days visit icar Adrian , Mich. , the fact came to ny knowledge that rye had , in that country , been regularly grazed ne a pasture grass for three years in succes sion , affording good pasture to the end ) f that period. Eye is very hardy , leep rooting and vigorous grass , and jrows freely and vigorously on almost my soil ; even when , it is very different 0 grow the finer ordinary pasture 'raises in dry seasons , and since it akes several years to establish a good jompact grazing soil with the best grasses , why is it not preferable to ) lant the hardy rye , which can be jrazcdor five or six seasons as readily is for t\vo or three , when it is not .llowed to become an annual by form- ng seeds heads ? llye gives early pring feed and late fall grazing , if the and be in a moderately good condition. i'or ewes and lambs no grass will sup- ily earlier feed. A. Good Chicken Fence. Mr. F. E Bishop , in Poultry Messen- ; er , gives the following plan for con tracting a poultry fence : "Take ommou fence-boards , rip them in two ; hen take three short pieces , three feet eng , and nail one to each end of the \vo pieces and one in the middle ; it is hen a panel of the length desired ; now tail on lath three inches apart. The ray I fasten is by a wire around the iost and the end of the panel. Where here is not much wind a post at each nd will do , but one in the middle may e necessary. The panel fence can be loved ver } * readily. I also make a snce by setting posts thirty feet apart , lien , stretching plain fence wire from no post to the other. One wire is six iches from the ground and the other iiirty inches higher. Then I stretch small wire ( binding wire ) parallel rith the other two , and one between he large wires. Laths are then wove 1 as close as may be desired. The large dre must be made fast to the post with taples , and the small ones left loose ill the laths are in place , when the wire liould be drawn tight. The Compost Heap. The Massachusetts Ploughman , mong other thinga' , talks suggestively bout the compost heap , saying that it ; a good plan to have one for the cnefit of the farm. The compost heap may be made of road scrapings , the acourings of ditches , the' cleanings of ponds , clippings from banks and hedge rows , scrapings and sweopiugs of farm yards , garden refuse , house refuse , and indeed all sorts of rubbish may be ad ded to a compost heap. Even weeds will decay and then help to swell the material for enriching the land. The heap should occasionally be covered over with a layer of lime , and a layer of salt now and then is also a good ad dition. These materials are beneficial in themselves , and keep weeds from seeding on the top of the heap. The compost should bo turned over from time to time , and when well mixed the land may be dressed with it either in spring or autumn. Glanders. Toionto Globe. Glanders in horse is marked by a peculiar dcposit.with sores on the mem brane of the nose , and in the lungs and elsewhere. The acute form results from inoculation , or in. weak , worn-out ani mals. Exhausting diseases , bad air and overwork are among the causes favora ble for its production. The symptous of the acute form are langour , loss of appetite , red watery eyes , dry staring coat , quick pulse and breath , colored patches in the nose , watery discharges from that organ , and sometimes drop sical swellings In the limbs and joints. Destroy the Germs. The New York Times suggests that farmers steep their seed wheat in some caustic solution that will destroy the germs or rust and smut. These sub stances destroy the spores or seeds of the minute plants that produce the dis eases. Smut is rapidly increasing , and precautions should be taicen to prevent it. Frosted Corn. Says the American Cultivator : "The anxiety about frosted corn may.be par tially relieved by the fact that when un timely frost comes the grain robs the stalk to perfect itself. Hence there will be more and better grain than is now- expected , but the fodder will possess less feeding value. " The Household. CUCU3IBEU CATSUP. Pare one dozen large , ripe cucumbers ; take out the seeds and grate the cucumbers ; make a bag of thin muslin ; put them in it and hang them up to drain over night ; chop two or three onions , two or three green prppuns add a tablt'gpoonful of Halt and the thin substance left , in the bag ; on quart of Ilia best vinegar is needed. A NICE PICKLE. Slice sonio green tomatoes , sprinkle with stilt , let btund over night , then drain off the juice. Add to the tonil < es a few onions , some horseradish , ami chop fine. Boil a lit tle bag of spices in vinegar , tidd white mustard seed , and pour over the mix ture. Good cabbage and cucumbers , chopped with the tomatoes and onions , some think an improvement. TOMATO CATSUP. A bushel of ripe tomatoes cut up and cooked thoroughly : strain through a sieve when cold ; add three quarts vinegar , one pint and a half of salt , three ounces each of whole cloves and allspice , three ounces white and black peppcrone and a half ounces cayenne pepper , twelve onions boiled whole in it for several hours ; watching and stirring for fear of burning. It need not boil hard.but .simmer steadily. When cool , bottle , after removing the onions when they have well flavored the mixture ; keep in a cool , dry place. BAKED TOMATOES. Cut a thin slice from the stem end of ripe tomatoes , then with a pointed knife cut out the green fibre from the centre , and fill the orifice with a mixture of equal parts of finely chopped onion , breadcrumbs and butter , well seasoned with pepper and salt ; cover this with breadcrumbs or cracker dust , and upon each one lay a small pat of butter ; place them in a baking pan in about a gill of water ; bake in a moderate oven for about an hour , then remove with an egg slicer ; place on a hot dish ; pour Avhatever juice re mains in the pan over them , and serve hot. hot.A A good way to prevent dust when sweeping a room it to cover the broom with a cloth slightly dampened. The dust ivill be easily removed by this means , and not dispersed about the room. Moreover , it will be found that the solors of the carpet will be brightened by this means far more than by ordinary sweeping ; and after a good broom has been used in the usual way it will be Found an excellent plan that the ser vant go over the carpet again with a lamp cloth. The colors of a faded car pet can be restored by washin it ° ) ver with ammonia water or aullock's gall. In rooms where the , vood\vork is painted it is always well : o have an inch of or two of the floor painted also , so that if , in chanoinf iarpets , they do not fit exactly it ° vifi iot be so noticeable as if a , white hue , vcre shown. Give not thy tougue too great lib- jrty , lest it take thec prisoner. A word inspoken is , like the sword in the scab- jard , thine. If vented , thy sword is n another's hand. If thou desire to be icld wise , be so wise as to hold thy ongue. [ Quailcs. A fruit-grower who has tried the use } f a solution of Paris green for killino- ese bugs on grapes , states that it put in end to the depredations of insects , jut ruined the grape blossom , ind leaf. grape Of all the actions of a man's life Shis uarriage does least concern other peo- ) le , yet of all actions of our life 'tis nest meddled with by other people. Selden. Wh.it is most productive of mal-iria ? L ' squeaky-voiced sonrano. [ The 'ud ° c.