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Efehtccn.j'cnra of blooming Mays ,
KIghtcon Summers' sunny glow ,
Eighteen Autumns' purple haze
Eighteen Christmas-tides of snow I
Ilnppy maiden , debonair ,
Golden hours round thco dnncol
Sparkling eyes and rippling hair ,
Dimple , blufl ) , and winsome glance !
Sweet the fruit that ripens Bloweet ,
Coolest ( B the rill that hides , _ _ .
Pnrplo violets ncstle'lowcst ,
Safest barque at haven rides.
Walt Ihe years , nor speed them fast ,
Beet equipped who latest stays ;
God'o Btlll voice will speak at last ,
God's sure Land will point the wars.
Oco , W. V. Price , in The Current.
MY SISTER SUSETTA.
"I am going , Addio , so it is useless
to argue the point , " my sister says , as
she stands on tiptoe to pluck a rose
that is almost out of her reach , her
loose sleeve falling back from her
beautifully molded arm with its dim
Susotta is so pretty that everybody
falls in love with her men , women
and children ; but she has her faults
who has not ? and her obstinacy
makes mo sigh.
She is ailianced to one of the best
young men that ever drew breath ; but
they quarrel so often that I frequently
wonder if their engagement will ever
cud in marriage.
Trevor Chudleigh is awfully fond of
her ; but she does lead him such a
Now , if I only had a lover like Tre
vor , how differently I would behave.
Alas ! 1 am not a beauty , and al
though "handsome is as handsome
does" is a very good saying , young
men , as a rule , preler pretty faces to
Trevor is away , worse luck ! and be
fore ho went begged Susetta not to at
tend those awlul races. It wasn't
much to ask , I think ; but Susetta says
he is a tyrant , and if she doesn't get
some enjoyment out of life before she
is married , she never will after ward.
She is going with those Fieldwicks ,
too , and Trevor always says Mrs.
Field wick is fast.
She certainly does paint and pow
der openly , as "indifferent to criticism
on that point as Lady Morgan ; but
she's an amiable woman for all that.
Still , if I were Susetta , I should not
seek her society , knowing Trevor's
dislike to her.
But poor Susetta is so fond of pleas
ure. It is a perfect mania with her.
She always wants to be amusing
herself , and hates quiet as much as I
love it. I often wonder how Trevor
and Susetta will get on if they ever do
- marry , for he is so grave and studious
* - - and she so giddy and flighty.
He said to me one day how well I
remember his words :
"Addie , I wish your sister resem
bled you in your fondness for home.
She always wants to be gadding about.
| I never knew such a restless creature
in my life1"
"You must bear with her , " I an
swered. "She is so young and pretty ,
I Trevor , and we have made such a pet
of her. She does not know what it is
to be denied anything she wants. "
"I know you always stand up for
her , " he.observed with a srvrile ; "you
are a good girl , Addie. "
This was before he went away to
London on business. He has been
gone about a week , and Susetta has
had a letter from him every morning.
Happy Susetta ! What more can sSe
want since she has his love ? It would
not be much of a sacrifice to stay
away from the races.
Susetta looks lovely inner blue dress ,
coquettish hat and blue vail , and it
isn't likely , she tells me , that she is
going to stick at home while otherpeo-
plo are enjoying themselves.
"If old Trevor" he is eight-and-
twenty "doesn't like it he can do the
other thing , " she says , with a laugh. ;
"Why don't you marry him yourself ,
you little prude ? "
"Because he never asked me , " ismy
quiet reply ; "but if a good man loved
me , i would never trifle with his feel
ings , Susetta. "
"You are perfection , and I am not , "
says my pretty sister. "Good-by , Ad "
And she hurries out of the house , for
a smart four-in-hand has just drawn up
to the door , and going to the window
I watch Susetta as she is helped up to
the top and takes her place beside "
Mrs. Fieldwick , whose red and white ;
is laid on extra thick , I fancy to-day.
Then I sit down on the sofa and cry
a little for Trevor , but more for my
self. Oh. if he had loved me , how [
eagerly I would have obeyed his
slightest wish ! But he does not love
me so what is the use in indulging
such thoughts ? They are foolish and
Mother and our one servant are not
very obseivant , but the fear that they
may notice that I have been weeping
makes me dry my eyes ; but not before
1 have made myself uglier than ever.
Perfection , Susetta called me. Yes , I
am a perfect freight.
I look at my self in the mirror. a
What do I see ? A small pale face ,
light eyes , and sandy hair. An en
trancing picture truly.
Alma Tadema says a woman with
a beautiful figure seldom has a beau
tiful face , and my figure is undeniably
good. Susetta has often told me so
for my consolation , when I have ad
mired her pretty features.
There is a double knock at our front
door , and our servant being busy , I "
"A telegram , miss , " says the boy
who stands there.
It is for Susetta , and I open it with of
out hesitation , for Susetta and I have
no secrets from each other.
To my dismay , it is from Trevor , to
ay that he will bewith Susetta that
afternoon. Of course she will not be
here to receive him. What -will he
I tell mother the news , and she says ,
"My dear , it is no business of ours ; a
Susetta must manage her own affairs.
She would go to the races , and your
sister and Trevor must settle the matter - ,
ter between them. "
Mother is a little bit vexed with
Snsetta , for Trevor is a very good
man , and she might have stopped at
Jiome for once just to please him.
* t T
"If she had only known ho was
coming back to-day , " I say , regret
fully , "she would not have gone in
that case , and all would have been
"Don't you bother your dear little
head over Susctta's affairs , " returns
mother , kissing me. "You'll have
enough to do it you trouble yourself
about her. There nevenvas such 'an
obstinate , self-willed girl. "
"But she loves Trevor " I
, say , earn
"I doubt it , " returns mother , shak
ing her head. "If she cared for him
she would be ready to make a greater
sacrifice than stopping away from thoraces
races for his sake. "
"But she is so pretty , mother , and
so fond of pleasure. "
"All the worse for Trevor , " retorts
mother , who is deeply vexed. "But
since you are so staunch in her de
fense , I'll leave you to make excuses
for her. My head aches , and I am go
ing to lie down. "
"But , oh , mother ! what can I say to
him ? " I cry in dismay.
"Just what you please , " returns
mother. "If I were to see him , I
should tell him what I think of Su-
sctta's behavior , and you would object
to that. I know. "
"Oh , mother ! don't be hard on our
petted darling ! " I say , and mother's
face relaxes , and I see a smile lurking
at the corners of her mouth ; but she
won't wait to see Trevor , neverthe
Ho will look so bright and eager
when ho comes into the room , and I
shall see such blank disappointment
on his face as ho looks in vain for Su
setta Susetta , who is enjoying her
self at the races in company with
those objectionable Pieldwicks.
j go to the piano , but rise from the
music stool in a very few minutes ,
and take up a book , then , throwing it
down , begin to walk restlessly to and
fro , for I can settle to nothing.
Presently I hear Trevor Tinocking
at the hall door. I know his rat-tat-
tat so well , and an instant later ho is
in the room , asking eagerly for Su
"Was she not pleased to get my tel
egram ? " he continues.
"She was far from homo when it
came , " I say , trying to appear at my
ease , "so 1 opened it. "
"Quite right , sister Addie , " returns
Trevor , looking a little disappointed ,
but still speaking cheerfully. "But
where is Susetta ? "
"She is spending the day with
some friends , " I answered , with a
foolish desire to put off telling the
truth as long as possible.
Trevor's handsome face darkens ,
and his eyes flash ominously , as he
"Adeline , she has never gone to the
races ? she would not do that after
what I have said. But you don't an
swer me. She has gone , then ? "
I am still silent , and Trevor begins
to pace up and down the room in a
state of the greatest agitation. He is
terribly put out , and makes no attempt
to hide it from me.
"And I shortened my stay in Lon
don , and hurried back for this , " he
says , bitterly , coining to a standstill
before my chair. Addie , I am begin
ning to wonder whether Susetta is
worthy of all the love I have lavished
upon her. "
"ISTousense , Trevor , " I say quickly.
"You must not speak like that of my
sister. She is foolish , I know ; 'but
there is not a better girl in the whole
He gives mo a quick glance as I
Inish speaking , and sighs impa
"I know one thing , " he says , after a
pause ; "she could not have a bette *
mister. Why is it you always take her
jart , Addie ? Have you no sympathy
Jor me ? " /
He puts his hand on my shoulder
as he speaks , never dreaming how
hat light touch thrills me and how
lard it is to steady my voice , as I I
"Isympathize with you both. Ah !
f you would only take 'Bear and for-
jear' for your motto ! "
"Have I not borne enough already ? "
demanded Trevor , with another sigh.
"Addie ! " he cries , suddenly , and the
blood rushes to his face , "she has not
jone with the Fieldwicks. She has !
Then , by Heaven ! 1 will never forgive
"Hush , Trevor ! " I say , soothingly.
"You will be sorry for talking like
his when your anger is over. After
all , she has not done anything desper
ately wrong. "
"Would you have done it , Addie ? "
hesitate for a moment , scarcely
snowing what reply to make ; but "I
must say something in my sister's de-
iense , and I answer gently :
"You forget how different we are/
Susetta and I. She is so fond of
pleasure , ana I have ever been a home
"What a fortunate man your hus
band will be ! " says Trevor. "You
are the woman to make a man's home
tiappy , and fill his life with sunshine. "
"But men love beauty , " I say , with
"Then men are fools , " exclaims
Trevor , forgetting that his remark is
scarcely complimentary , and he , at
any rate , has not been proof against
the facination of a pretty face. "I
mean , " he adds , quickly , "that a man
who is wise will seek a wife who is
jood , as well as beautiful. "
"The man who is wise will not
marry at all , " I observe , laughingly. is
"He that takes a wife takes trouble
and . "
But Trevor is not in the humor to
laugh at anything. He hates the idea
Susetta associating with the Field-
wicks , and is deeply wounded that
she s-hould have eone to the races , in
defiance of his wishes.
Trevor and I are in the garden when
the four-in-hand dashes up to the gate ,
ind I notice with horror that Mr.
iTieldwick shows evident signs of hav-
ng had too much champagne.
He wears a false nose , and presents
wholly comical appearance. At
any other time I should find it impos
sible not to laugh , but now I can feel
nothing but dismay.
Snsetta is helped down by a young
man with light hair , and stands at the
gate as the coach bowls along the it
oad. She has not seen Trevor yet.
rVhen she does , her cheeks lose a lit-
tie of their rich bloom , and a half-
frightened , half-defiant look comes
into her eyes.
"You here , Trevor , " she says , hold
ing out her hand.
"You did not expect to BOO me , " ho
observes , coldly.
"If I had , I should have slopped at
home , " she answers , and then I slip
indoors and leave them alone.
Presently Susetta joins mo , but
without Trevor , They had quarreled ,
it seemed , and parted in anger.
"Susotta , " I say entreatingly , "you
have not sent him away ? "
"Ho has gone , my dear , " she an
swers , and begins to sing , but I fancy
her voice trembles a little.
"Oh. Susetta , " I say , "pray , think
of what you are doing ! Ho loves you
so ! "
"He says he never wants to see my
face again , " she answers , and then
continues her song.-
It is growing dark , but 1 fancy I can
see a figure lingering- near the gate.
Can it be Trevor ?
"Susotta , " I say , "do you know
Trevor is going to leave England ? "
It is an awful lib , for ho'liad never
said so ; but it is what E imagine he
will do if his estrangement with Su
setta continues , and 1 cannot bear to
sec these two people , who love each
other , spoiling their lives from sheer
obstinacy and ill-temper. I love them
so dearly that I would fain see them
"Going to leave England because I
went to the races , I suppose you
mean , " says Susetta. "Well , let him
go I don't care ! "
"If you don't care , why are you cry
ing ? " I ask , hoping she is crying ; for
I am not sure of it , and the assertion
is only a bold venture on my part.
"lam not crying , " returns 013' sis
ter , in a choking voice. "If Trevor
loves mo so little that he can leave me
forever because I committed an act of
folly , he isn't worth crying about.
Perhaps if he had known iow"my con
science had pricked me all day , and
how I had resolved never to go out
with those horrid people again , he
wouldn't have been so hard on me. "
"tt is too late now , " I fay , watching
Trevor's shadow. "After all , dear ,
ho was too exacting , you'll find some
one more kind and considerate , and
learn to forget him. "
"Never ! " replies my sister , indig
nantly. "If you had ever been iu love ,
you would know that such a thing is
impossible. You have no feeling , Ad
"Darling ! " This expression does
not come from me , but from Trevor ,
who , leaping through the window ,
clasps Susetta iu his arms.
I am about to retire from the room ,
when Trevor , still holding my sister
in his embrace , takes my hand and
lifts it to his lins.
"Addie , " he says , "I shall never for
get the service you have done me. "
"Was it a plot between you ? " asks
Susetta , struggling to free herself.
Trevor stoutly denies this , and so
do I , and Susetta appears satisfied.
But iu her own mind I fancy she still
has her doubts. I know one thing ,
she is always very grateful to me for
what I did that night. If she knew
all , perhaps she would be more grate
ful still. Alfred Crayon.
The Size of the Udder.
The size of the milk vessel is by no
means an indication of the quantity of
milk it will contain. I remember as
a youngster , being tremendously de
ceived in this respect. I sent a "long
distance to purchase an Alderney that
had an udder so la'rge as to interfere
with her walking. She was by no
means a deep milker , and her udder
was mainly meat. Whereas a small
vessel , with tiny teats , will oftentimes
go on milking until the pail runs
over. Recent experience has put me
in possession of a secret which I will
mention for the good of your readers.
have lately bought several cows that
had "lost quarters. " An intelligent
cow-man that I met one day called my
Cor. National Live Stock Journal ,
The Culinary Art iii Japan.
One great drawback to foreign trav
el in Japan is said , by a correspondent
of the Chicago Times , to be the diffi
culty of getting suitable food. It is
better in that country to "eat such
things as are set before you and ask
no questions , " for there is such a
general mixture of cookery that to
know what one is eating is not always
pleasant. If you tell the Japanese
to cook you a chicken you hear a
squawking in the house , and in just
five minutes the bird is before you , all
cooked. Thin copper pans are placed
upon a charcoal fire , and almost im
mediately they are heated to a white
heat. Oil is dropped in , the chicken
on top , and all is over. The diet ot
the natives is mostly rice , sweet po
tatoes , fish and a few vegetables.
Buckwheat is made into soup. Flesh
but little eaten , and only since the
advent of foreigners have they learn
ed to eat it at all.
A Mexican Delicacy.
In the market places of several
Western Mexico towns peasant women
bring in for sale 'trays , covered with
living ants , each about as big and
round as a large white currant , and
each entirely failed with honey or
grape-sugar , much appreciated by the a
ingenuous Mexican youth as an excel
lent substitute for coffee. They hold
the ant by it head and suck out the
honey , with which its back parts are
greatly distended , and throw awav
the empty body. Women buy the ants
by the quart , press out the honey
through a muslin strainer and make
into a sweet intoxicant that is
greatly enjoyed by Mexican youth and
husbands. Philadelphia Press.
THE LOST GUILD.
A Highland Incident IHastratlnpr the Faithful
ness of a Dog.
A shepherd who inhabited one oi
the valleys or glens which intersecl
the Grampian Mountains , in one of hi
excursions to look after his flock , hap
pened to carry along with him one ol
his children , an infant of three years
old. llris is not an unusual practice
among the Highlanders , Who accustom
their children from the earliest infan
cy to endure the rigors of the climate.
After traversing his pastures for some
time , amended * by h'is dog , the shep
herd found himself under the neces
sity of ascending a summit at some
distance , to have a more extensive
view of the range. As the ascent was
too fatiguing for the child , he left him
on a small plain at the "bottom , with
strict injunctions not to stir from it
till his Teturn. Scarcely , however ,
had he gained the summit , when the
horizon was darkened by one of those
impenetrable mists which frequently
descend so rapidly amidst these moun
tains , as , in the space of a few minutes ,
almost to turn day to night. The
anxious father instautly hastened back
to flnd his child , but owing to the un
usual darkness and his own trepida
tion , unfortunately missed his way in
the descent. After a fruitless search
of many hours , he discovered that ho
had reached the bottom of iho valley
and was near his own cottage. To re
new the search that night was equally
fruitless and dangerous. He was ,
therefore , compelled to go homo al
though he had lost both his child and
his dog , who had attended him faith
fully for many years.
Next morning , by break of day the
shepherd , accompanied by a. baud of
his neighbors , set out in search of his
child ; but if tor a day spent in fruitless
fatigue , he was at last compelled , by
the approach of night , to descend from
the mountain. On his returning home
to his cottage , he found that the dog ,
which he had lost the day before , had
been homo , and on receiving a piece of
cake , had instantly gene oft'again. .
For several successive days the s'hep-
herd renewed his search for his child ,
and still , on retiming home disap
pointed in the evening , he found that
the dog had been home , and on receiv
ing his usual allowance of cake , had
instantly disappeared. Struck with
this singular circumstance , he remain
ed at home one day ; and when the
dog , as usual , departed with his piece
of cake , he resolved to follow him , and
find out the .cause of this strange pro
cedure. The dog led the way to a cat
aract at some distance from the spot
where the shepherd had left his child.
The banks of the cataract" almost joined
at the top , yet. separated by an abyss
of immense depth , presented that ap
pearance which so often astonishes and
appalls the travelers that frequent the
Grampian mountains. Down one of
those rugged and almost perpendicu
lar descents the dog began , without
hesitation , to make his way , and at last
disappeared by entering" cave , the
mouth of which was almost level with
the torrent. The shepherd , with diffi
culty , followed ; but on entering the
caye , what were his emotions when he
beheld his infant eating with much sat
isfaction the cake which the dog had
just brought him , while the faithful
animal stood by eyeing his young
charge with the utmost satisfaction.
From the situation in which the child
was found , it appeared that he had
wandered to the brink of the precipice ,
and then either fallen or scrambled
down till he reached the cave. The
dog , by means of his scent , had traced
him to the spot , and afterwards pre
vented him from starving by giving up
to him his own daily allowance. Ex
John Randolph , of Roanoke , was as
peculiar when it came to dogs as he
was in many other respects. Mr.
Henderson , the intelligent barber
under the American house , lived in
Richmond , Va. , when he was a litlo
shaver he is a big one now , and a
very good one , by the way and often
saw old John and heard his piping
voice. Randolph had relatives in Richmond
mend , and frequently drove up from
Roanoke to visit them. His carriage
was very large , very showy , and very
much admired. It had great leather
straps for springs , and a high seat in
front for the driver. When he came
into Richmond Randolph kicked up a
vast amount of dust , and people ran
bo the windows to see him pass. Three
horses dragged the carriage. The
leader was'ridden by Juba , a black
man , while John , the driver , sat on
the seat and drove the other two
Randolph on such occasions would
lean back and gaze about him the same
as if he had been a king or a conqueror.
Trailing behind the carriage were five
or six immense greyhounds , who
seemed to recognize the pomposity of
their situation , for they turned up their
noses at the other dogs and said noth
ing. Juba was invested with the ex
clusive care of these dogs , and was
ordered by his master to furnish them
with clean plates to eat from , and with
the best steaks that the market afford
ed. Under no circumstances would
Randolph permit his dogs to eat scraps
from the table. Their palates were
tickled with choice cuts , and they
thirst quenched with rich milk.
Dogs were very numerous in those
days , and men were paid premiums
for catching and killing them. As the
Randolph caravan was approaching
Richmond one day the handsomest
dog in the precession ran ahead to see
what he could see. Presently he en
countered two catchers , who threw a
net over him and then proceeded to
tie a rope about his neck. He whined
and oarked , and Juba hearing the
commotion dug his spurs into the Hanks
of his leader , while John cracked his
whip , and the whole party , Randolph ,
Juba , and John , were borne along on
run to the recue. The catchers were
just about to disappear in the woods
by the side of the road with their prize
when Randolph drew up. Taking in
the situation he produced a pistol and
ordered the release of his dog. The
catchers complied at once , whereupon
Randolph screamed out in his peculiar ;
ly shrill manner : "Juba , oh , Juba ,
fetch some water and wash the dog
where the poor white men had hold of
himS' Cleaveland Leader.
Very probably not only fish but ani
mals and some birds hear as much by
the vibration of the earth as by the
sound traveling in the atmosphere ,
and depend as much upon their immediate -
mediate perception of the slightest
tremor of the earth as upon reco"'ni-
tion by the oar in the manner familiar
to ourselves. When rabbits , for in
stance , are out feeding in the grass ,
it is often possible to got quite close to
them by walking in this way , extreme
ly slow , and carefully placing the
foot by slow degrees upon the ground.
The earth is then merely pressed , and
not stepped upon at all , so that there
is no jar. By doing this I have often
moved up within gunshot of rabbits
without the least aid from cover.
Once now and then I have walked
across a field straight at them. Some
thing , however , depends on the
direction of the wind , for then the
question of scent conies in. To some
degree it is the same with hares. It
is certainly the case with birds , as
wood pigeons , a flock of them , will remain -
main feeding only just the other side
of the hedge ; but if you stamp "I
earth , will rise instantly. So will
rooks , though they will not fly far if
you are not armed. Partridges
certainly secure themselves by their
attention to the faint tremor of the
ground. Pheasants do so too , and
make off , running through the under
wood long before any one is in sight.
The most sensitive are landrails , ami
it is difficult to get near them , for
this reason. Though the mowing
grass must conceal an approaching
person from them as it conceals them
from him , these birds change their
positions , no matter hoxv quietly he
walks. Let him bo as cunning as ho
will , and think to cut oft' corners and
cross the landrail's retreat , the bird
bailies him nine times in ten. That
it is advised of the direction the
pursuer takes by the vibration of the
surface is at least probable. Other
birds sit and hope to escape by re
maining still till they detect the
tiemor coming direct toward them ,
when they rise. Rain and dry weath
er change the susceptibility of the
surface to vibrate , and may some
times in part account for the wildness
or apparent tameness of birds and
animals. Should any one doubt the
existence of such tremors he has only
to lie on the ground with his ear near
the surface ; but , being unused to the
experiment , he will at first only notice
the heavier sounds , as of a wagon era
a carthorse. In recent experiments
with most delicate instruments de
vised to show the cosmic vibration of
the earth , the movements communi
cated to it by the tides , or by the
"pull" of the sun and moon , it has
been found almost impossible as yet
to carry out the object , so greatly are
these movements obscured by the
ceaseless and inexplicable vibrations
of the solid earth. There is "nothing
unreasonable in the supposition that ,
if an instrument can be constructed
to show these , the ears of animals
and birds living organisms , and not
iron and steel should be able to dis
cover the tremors of the surface.
Life of the fields.
Old Men iu Georgia.
A correspondent of The Nontzumu
Record has been examining the records
in Dooly county and has discovered
that there are living in Dooly ICO
white men who are over 60 years of
age. Of that number 27 are over 70
and 10 are over 80 years of age.
We could not , perhaps , name more
than six men , white or black , in this
county , who are over 80 years of age.
The" oldest colored man we ever
saw was living in this county , in 1877.
An amusing incident occurred during
the election to decide the location of
the state capital. The people of
Pulaski were almost unanimous for
Milledgeville. though there were some
clever and influential citizens for
Among those who favored Atlanta
as the state capital was Mr. Oliver
Jelks. Sr. Those who remember the
old gentleman know how mtenceJy in
terested he could become in any politi
cal contest. When he espoused a
cause , he became onthu3a3tic , and in
the contest between Atlanta and Mill
edgeville ho let himself out to the
last buckle for Atlanta.
Mr. Jelks gave the old negro men
tioned an Atlanta ticket and told him <
to go to the court-house and. vote it. *
The old darky made his way to the
court-hoiiae , and as he approached the
polls he was met by some young
white men who were working for
Milledgeville. They looked at the
old fellow's ticket , and seeing it was
for Atlanta , they handed it back to
him and told him that he was too old
to vote. The old man did not dispute
the statement , but supposed it was so ,
and turned round and retraced his
steps. On his way down the street
be was met by Mr. Jelks , who asked
him if he had voted. He replied :
"Old master , de young gemmans
say . I'se too old to vote , and I reckon
I.is. . "
' Mr. Jelks jumped clear off the
ground , thew his arms wildly into the
air , and shrieked :
"Too old to vote ! Too old to vote !
I'll show 'em ! " and he led the old
darky back to the polls and he put
in a Vote for Atlanta.
Mr. Jelks , passed away in 1883 ,
aged upward of 80 years. He was the
oldest man in Hawkinsville. His only
brother , Mr. William C. Jelks , is still
living , and resides at Barrsville , Fla.
We do not know his age , but it is prob
ably 75 vears. He was engaged in
business "in Hawkinsville over fifty
years ago. Hawkinsville ( Ga. ) Dis-
A Mad Lawyer.
A young lawyer was making a
violent speech iu a justice court the
other day , and during his remarks
made use"of some profane language.
"Hold on there , you young squirt. "
felled the justice , "if you don't use
aetter language I will fine you for
contempt of court. "
"Fine and be d d to you. " yelled
he thoroughly maddened legal
uminary , "you are only a creature ol
the statute , and the jurisdiction is only
five dollars , while I have $100 worth ol
contempt for you. " Pretzel's Weekly.
"Koumiss , " which many vlcit
the Hcultherics found so refreshing , caii
bo made in the following way : Fill a I
quurt bottle to the nock with pure milk ;
add two tablt'3j)0onful.s of white sugar ,
after dissolving it in a little wutcr over
a hot tire ; then add a small quantity of
compressed < yeast. Tie tlio cork tip
well and shako the mixture thoroughly ,
then plate it in a room at a temperature
of 50 dee. to 90 dog. Fahr. for six hours ,
and finally cool in ice over night. The
koumiss will bo found cool and re
freshing in the morning. It is neccs-
sarp for the success of the attempt that
the milk and yeast bo pure and frcsli ,
and the Lottie sound. The bottle should
bo opened with care on account of the
effervescence ; and if the liquid is seen
to be curdled it should not be drunk , as
this indicates that the fermentation 1m
been overdone. Cassettes Magazine.
The ST. Louis MAGAZINE for April is
a good number , finely illustrate .
Alexander N. Do Menil has a strong
paper I on Robert Emmet and "Literary
Chats1' : about Zola , Howells and James ,
illustrated magazines and other mat
ters ; Brad and KilCourtlaml contribute
a story and poetry ; Frank II. Staufier
the literary editor of the Philadelphia
Call , Mamie S. Padcn , Lizette W.
Reese , Vivien Caslanc and others have
poems ; the essays arc : "Cheerfulness"
by Prof. Frank II. Fenno , "Progressive
Euchre" by Champo Carter , "Henrv
Laboucherc , " "Arnold Lsler , " etc. Jeif.
Joslyn , Judith M. Gardiner and others ,
contribute to the "Light Moods"
humorous department. TUB ST. Louis
is the most progressive of the monthlies ,
and now occupies a position in the front
rank of American. Gilmore & Co. ,
Publishers , St. Louis. Mo.
The Vexed Question Settled.
Two drummers were disputing very
hotly one night in a smoking car. One
insisted that "either" and "neither"
are correct , while the other stoutly
maintained that only dudes and Anglc-
muniacs would so pionounce the words ,
and that "either" and "neither" were
the proper pronunciations. Finally
they agreed to leave it to the man in
the next scat. They woke him up and
stated the ease.
"Now , then , which is right , " asked
one of the drummers , "neither or
neither ? "
"Naythcr , " responded the Irishman ,
and settled buck to sleep , while the
rest of thp-car accepted an invitation
to take something out of the drummers'
The Highest Lisjht in the World.
The Edison Lightcompany has-signed
a contract with Colonel Casey , the chief
engineer to the Washington monument
ment , to light the interior with 125
lamps. "That puts the electric light
550 feet in air considerably higher
than we ever expected to get when wo
hung the first lamp on a telegraph pole
in Menlo park a few years back , " said
HAIZPEU'S YOUNG PEOPLE , an illus
trated weeklv , has an army of readers
among the children , and well it should ,
for no more popular publicatidn for the
young comes from the press anywhere ,
beautiful illustrations , attractive print ,
well written stories , poetry and miscel
laneous j articles , all neatly bound in
book form , are features which commend
it j | to a host of patrons extending over
the entire country. Price , S2.00 a year.
Harper Bros. , Franklin Square , New
Ron-t You Do It.
Don't suffer any longer with the 'bains nnd
aclies of Itheunmtfsra , which irako fife n bur
den to you. Relief , speedy and permanent ,
can be procured at the nearest drugstore , in
the form of Kidney-Wort. Elbndge Malcolm ,
of West Hath , Maine , says : " 1 was complete
ly prostrated with Rheumatism and Kidney
troubles and ivaq not expected to recover.
The first dose of Kidney-Wort helped mo.
Six doses put me on my feet , it has now en
tirely cured me and I have Lad no troubl *
Mrs. James Kussell Lowell's grare , In Ken-
sal Green cemeterr , Is within a few yards of
that of the late Jo'fan Lothrop Motley.
Omaha has several high priced Hotels
but the Metropolitan is the only $2.00
per day house centrally located. Try
Kaiser " \Vilhelm , since the death of Major
Von der Lodiun , Is the sole s-urviTor of this
Kuhjhts of the Iron Cross of 1S13.
Statistics slow that ninety-five children un
der | 14 years committed iuiuido In the United
States last year.
Mr. Daniel Keteham , oue of the prominent
and snce ssful formers of Civil Bend , Daviesa
conntv , has had his elifM under tht- treatment
of lira. Uk'kersoxi it Stark , of the Kansas City
Surgical Institute fur cjnzc-nital club-foot.
We mt-t MnsKetcham th < , taer day , and he
says Lis child is doing finely.