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BOTT XT UH08T WAS LAID.
fl eii flat on the ground before me.
luned bi wnd to nil ioroneaa, anu
l'Wrtd horrible groan. Never on the
nttoreT.T .,lera villain fall so and-
teoiu" -- - , 7
i i or with inch s whaok.
Jen y or wui
i fnobtened almost to death, find I
uJ I him? B" I reUJ kill6d Joun
'3idonow that "Men have died
1" I nd worms have eaton them, but not for
. fiflT. Mv sixteenth birthday I was just
' ' ,na John Bodgers was only twenty-
' n. ..a nnk athcIIv a millt-mai.l'
liiddv called him the "milk gentleman;"
; i . i,- milked his mother's cow, and was
nn wao .w. j t
condescending enough to bring it to on-
1Vir in a IIU VU O'SUlUSl IIOUIU
JOOT Tl,;itn -on of tl.a
toot of onr property, and we had had the
Measure of seeing three Alderneys im
molated on cow-catchers; and, as 'Mrs.
D,.r. remarked, that "though she was
. Lu to the backbone, and jest as good
, . .-i,i.,.i,.i
leetle better, she did not mind letting
,. hve her extra milk;" we gave np our
Lvn experiments in oow-koeping and
were SOrVCO DJ i) onu iiogers. i an oi uio
inrmin understood, though unexpressed,
that the milk-bringing was to be
I., von in the light of a cull. A member
El the family receivod the can, and re-,.,1-oil
saeelv that it was warm, cold,
Eiinv, or that we needed rain, and asked
o Mrs. Rogers found herself. When
!ne sovereign obliges another great cere-
I tUlDK 1 Iluver diiuu juik iud uueu
malts bbuo. ,
i K t his mamma, in which John Rogers
-i. sr." ..i. i.:. t
llWyfl Spi;lrou , uin uwm ui vuiij ivvi
mir, his big blue eyes, very round and
ride open; his long, red hands and
trists, and the length of stocking, ankle
,nd shoe-string which finished him off.
lie generally wore a pink in his button-
iole. He was romantic, ana nad a vol
me of Tennyson and another of Tom
lloore, which ho was fond of quoting;
Mi io we come again to tno reason oi liis
illing flat on tho ground at my feet in
hut niece of woodland, aud which was
. . .. t 1 t 1 W
illed in tne neignuornoou l-ecs b grove.
I had not been wandoring there arm
n arm with John Rogers, bnt I hod a
,ibit of taking my book there on sultry
ternoons, aud no bad fallen into an
her habit in going home that way after
rvit)e the milk, Souiotiines he had a
ook in his pocket and would take it out
ad favor me with a selection. Lady
lara Vere do Vere was bis favorite. I
js not particularly delighted with this
tention, out our supply oi miia was
pendent on our civilty, and I was
vil: and so it bad come to this John
ogcrs had proposed to me. Thore, in
e woodland, lie nau ouereu me nis
art and hand, and I had said:
Oh. Mr. Rogers, please don t. I I
nlJn't possibly think of marrying. I'm
o young. Mamma ana papa can me
eir little girl.
"Never you mind, Celina. Old folks
ver kin understand young folks is
rowed up," replied John Rogers. "We
a wait. We kin keep company a year
' two. I'm in hones errand thor '11 steD
J bj that time, and we'll hev the lnod
ler farm. Dunno as we uood even ter
Mention it jest now."
"Oh, I don t meun that, Mr. Rogers,
said, in terror.' "I don't want to wait,
mean I" here I thought of the milk.
I regard you with the greatest respect
a neighbor, but oh, no, Mr. Rogers,
kn't put your arm around my waist. I
kn tallow it; but 1 oouldn t tuinx of
arrying you at ony time.
' Hay!' cried John Kogers.
He said it so sharply that I started.
"Ah, I see that I am right!" cried John
eers. "You've been a tritlincr with
y feelings. You've led me on to this
crush me under your heel. You thort
break a country heart for parstime ere
hn went to town."
"Oh, Mr. RogersI" I cried in despera-
m; "you know I'm not going to town;
always live here.
'It's all the same," said John Rogers;
"Too hold your oouree without remorm,
To mtka me truit mj modest worth;
Aud iv t you Axed a vacant tlare,
And Hew me with four noble birth.
Bliss Celina Tompkins. Oh, I know
"Dear me, I'm sure it's very dreadful
you to say so. Mr. Rotrers." I said.
"Then you repent ?" said John Rogers.
1'oa ain't a goin' to yield to this here
ide of birth. When folks' relations
e ministers and doctors they do feel sot
oy generally, but
Howfrei It be It aeemi to me
'Tli only ooble to be gjod,
Kiud heart are more than
Iban doctori' ligm, and umple
'alui more than domlnlea' blood.
u'll cast aside all them there prom
ts of caste and hev me, whether or
"Oh, no, Mr. Rogers." I sobbed; "oh,
i m Bure the milk rose before my
emory again "I'm sure no family
nid be more respected than yours; but
pever mean to marry at all."
uuui, men t Baia jonn iiogors.
"Oh, yes. indeed it is. I'm very sorry.
ht indeed it is," said I.
instantly, without warning, Mr.
gers threw his book one way and the
ik-kettle tho other, and foil flat before
f m the road.
Get up, Mr. Rogers," I cried, when
had been perfectly motionless for full
8 minutes. "Oh o-nl in irflt nr!"
And to my relief he answered, but
M he said was reallv terrible:
"Mln Celina Tompklwl
Jbert itiudu a spectre in your hall.
The aaill of blood la at your door
o ve allied me!"
3ad I killed John Rogers ? As I said
,u, i was young enough to believe it
'ible. For an honr I staved there
ng him with ttit nint-linPil narasol.
dding hot tears, begging him to rise.
f uuiy moaned, iinally, as was
wing quite dark, I picked np his book
i hia tin can, pnt his hat on tho taci
"ueaa and hurried home. At tne
I met a little hnv and cave him a 10-
I1' piece to run and tell Mrs. Rogers
l'mething had happened to her son,
Eogers, and that she'd better go
P Hk for him in "Peck's grove;" and
glued 5 cents more not to tell who sent
K3- Then T wont Vinma 1 huA rfona
I could do. I could not marry John
?en, but I felt very guilty,
'here was no milk for breakfast next
""ng, nor did Mrs. Rogers again let
have anv n ITaw mannAM nartainlv
j . ugi nwiiuwa - -J
Ai0t that repose which marks the cas
Ni Vers de Vere; and when she called
"ueet the bill abb gave mr mother an
"fcikd piece of her mind, ending
with: "I'd hey you to know, ma'am,
that me and my folks is jost as good as
you and your folks any day in the year;
and, as for my John, ef I'd knowed what
he was after I'd hey showed him. A
hity-tity piece nasty little thing like
"lias she gone crazy?" panted mamma.
"What have we dono?"
And then I burst into tears.
"Don't blame her, mamma," I sobbed,
"I've broken poor John Roger's heart."
There was much rain about that
time, and chills and fever prevailed to
an alarming extent. John Rogers took
them I suppose lyinp on the ground
was not good for him and had them
very badly. He enjoyed it, I think now,
but he was a terrible, haunting ghost to
me as he grew thinner and thinner, and
yollower and yellower, and haunted my
path with reproachful goggle eyes and
fennyson sticking out of his pocket.
I think my remorse might have eventu
ally have broken down my constitution if
papa had not deoidod that we should all
spend a year in Europe.
I married abroad, and on our return
we nil settled in New York, and I felt
glad not to return and face the tombstone
of John Rogers.
"I'm afraid," I often said to my hus
band, with tears in my eyes "I'm afraid,
love, that I have broken one honest heart
that loved me well; and I may even be
responsible for a life."
And I never dared to sleep alone in
the dark, for fear of seeing tho ghost of
John Rogers pointing to a volume of
"How tho years fly!" But mino flew
happily. I was thirty years old and the
mother of three little children, when we
one day bethought ur to go npon an ex
cursion np tho river. The day was fine;
tho air delicious; the boat a little too
orowded. On our way we stopped at
the landing nearest our old home, aud
though fourteen years had flown, I
thought of John Rogers and grew mel
ancholy. "That ghost," I said to myself "will
nevor be laid. Yet certainly I did noth
ing wrong. I never encouraged him, and
loon Id not marry him. That would have
Meanwhile the gang-plank, as I be
lieve they call it, was thrown out, and
Bomo people came on board. Among
them was an exceedingly fat, comfort
able man of 35 or more; his wife, a dry
skiuny person, in a bright blue bonnet,
and a purple grenadine dress, and a
small tribe of children. I should not
have noticed them any more than any of
the rest but for the man's amazing
promptitude in gathering np camp-stools
and the fact that he seated the family
very near our party. Once established,
however, it was impossible to forget
them, for he talked incessantly.
"Martha Jane got the basket? Wal,
I am relieved; thought you'd left it, and
we'd be obliged to buy our victuals at
tho tavern, charging as they do. Sally,
stop scratchin' your shoe toes. Do you
think I'm made of money? Ma, h'ist
Peter onto your knee, won't you? Next
thing he'll be overboard. Don't scratch
your head so David. Ma, you're veil'll
git blowed off next, and you ,11 be
botherin' about a new one."
"When I bother, I'll get one," replied
a sharp female voice. "Ef I was you I
wouldn't publish my meanness to he
hull boat, John Rogers."
John Rogers! At the name I turned
and looked full into the fat man's face.
It was very red and round now. No
hollow in the cheeks no sharpness in
the temples, but there were the big
goggle eyes, round and blue as ever.
The nose, with the funny nicks in the
nostrils, and the curious, pale reddish
eyebrows, and a good deal of the pale
"It is John Rogers!" I ejaculated
involuntarily. It was now bis -turn to
"Who on earth!" he ejaculated.
Then a sudden light of recognition ap
peared on his face.
"Not Miss Celina Tompkins!" he cried,
and we shook hands. "This here's my
partner," he said, indicating his wife
with a wave of his umbrella; "and I see
you've got one, too.and both our quivers
is pretty full. We've got older.ain't we,
all of us since you lived to Plankville?
Grand'ther was forty nate enough to die
next spring, and me and Samanthy
stepped off in August. I weigh more'n
I use to done; I turn the miller's scaleB
at 200. Mrs. Rogers, this here is"
I gave him my married name as he
paused, and received a very unfavorable
glance from Mrs. John Rogers.
Afterward I hoard her spouse explain
ing: "She sot considerably by me when
she was a gal, but Bhe took too many
airs. She was one of them kind that
was all outside and nothin' solid, so I
let her know I wasn't to be caught. They
did aay Bhe most broke her heart. I
"If she knowed what I've had to stand
she'd rejoice," retorted the still unmol
lified Mrs. John Rogers. "I'm Bure I
wish you'd had her." ,
A little later I saw them with their
nine (I had an impression that they had
nine) small children, and one in the
arms, hunting for a place to lunch com
fortably, and I turned to my husband
with a sort of gasp.
"My dear," I said, "that's my ghost
that's the person I've always believed
"The one who died of love for yonr
sake?" asked my spouse.
T ftimwArad: "The very same John
Rogers. He is laid at last."
Noxious Dbuos to Horses. Grooms
are too much in the habit of administer
ing these, wholly careless or ignorant of
their injurious effect. This is particu-i.-i.
ti.a imua with arsenic, which they
freely use in order to give horses a finer
. . i Vn,'.. U'o rttnn
ana more buowj tnn w uu. -hesr
of cses of lAth from this cause
both at home and abroad. It is an im
perative order from us to our stablemen
to never give medicine of any kind to
our animals without first consulting ns.
In some European countries, particu
larly Hungary, we have heard that the
lower class of females are almost in
sanely addicted to the habit of tak
ing arsenic, to improve the com
plexion of the face. In a short time the
system gets so accustomed to this dan
gerous drug, that a delicate female can
take enough at a single dose to kill half
a dozen stout men. But a continuation
of these doses for a few years is bum to
malt in premature death. f Rural New
TTbat the clerk Waited.
Old Pinchem sat in his private office
the other day figuring np his profits for
May, when his head clerk, looking as
pale as a sheep and as red as a eow by
turns, entered and began:
"Mr. Pinohem, I-I "
"Have yon got those goods off for Kal
amazoo?" interrupted the old man.
"Yes, sir, they are off. Mr. Pinchem,
I have long"
"And about the order for starch?"
"That has been attended to, sir. Mr.
Pinchem, I havo long wantod to Bpeak
"Ah, speak to me. Why, I thought
you spoke to me fifty times a day."
"Yes, sir, I know, but this is a private
"Private? Oh! Ah! Wait till I eoe
how much we made on that last 10,000
pouuds of soup. Six times four are
twenty four; five times two aie ten and
two to carry are twelve; three timos sev
en are twenty-one aud one ah, well,
go ahead ; I'll finish this afterwards."
"Mr. Pinchem, I have been with you
ten long years."
"Ten, eh? Any longer than other
years? Go ahead."
"And I have always tried to do my
"Havo, eh? Oo on."
"And I now make bold"
"Hold on! What is there bold about
it? But never mind I'll hear you out."
"Mr. Pinchem, I waut to ask ask I
want to ask"
"Well, why don't you ask thon? I
don't see why yon don't ask, if you want
"Mr. Pinchem, I want to ask you for
"You wan't tocsk me for the hand of
my daughter. Ah! Why didn't you
speak right out? Sho's yours, my boy!
Take her and be happy. You might
have had her two years ago if you had
mentioned it. Go 'long, now I'm very
"What, you here yet? Woll, what is
"I wanted to ask you for, for"
"Didn't I give her to you, you rascal!"
"Yes, but what I wanted to ask you
for, was not the hand of your daughter,
but for a raise of Balary.
"Oh, that was it, eh? Well, sir, that
is an entirely different matter, and it re
quires time for serious thought and ear
nest consultation. Roturn to your work,
and some time next fall I'll see about
giving you a raise of a dollar a week.
Six times four are thirty-four and two to
carry; and three times "Detroit Free
A Taluable Discovery.
A short time ago Mr. Gnorge Crumble,
a suburban resident of Clevelund, dis
covered that the water of his well had a
"This is undoubtedly sulphur-water."
"I wouldn't be surprised," replied
Mrs. Crumble, "for you know father
found a sulphur well on his place
"Now, here, Mary, if you are going to
express an opinion, express a sensible
one. Do you suppose that because your
father found a sulphur well on his place
that all of his children are likely to rind
sulphur wells? Don't let anybody hear
you talk that way. They'd go away and
aay that 1 d found a sulphur well simply
beoauso your father once found one."
"I was just agreeing with you. But
Uncle James discovered a sulphur well
"That'll do. I don't care anything
about your Uncle James; but I believe
that we have a genuine sulphur well."
He invited neighbors over, who, when
they drank, pronounced it pure sulphur.
They took bucketsful home, and de
clared that Crumble would have one of
the finest summer resorts in the State.
"This water gets stronger and stronger
every day," remarked Crumble to a
neighbor, "ibis vein must be very
large. Why, if it keeps on improving
we can go down and dig up the sulphur
with a spade."
Crumble had several offers to sell,
and although he had previously
thought of selling his house and lot,
he refused to take twice its formor
"She's boiling with sulphur now," said
"I don't like it so strong," replied his
"No, for you don't know what good
water is. You'd rattier drink water with
out any taste to it."
He went out to the well and came
back with a pitchorful of the valuable
fluid. He poured out a glassful, drank
about half, gagged, turned away and
remarked: "She'll be fine by a week
from now." However, he went away
and hired a man to go down and see
if he could not scrape up some of the
"See any?" yells Crumble.
"Ob, yes," answered the man.
"Genuine, is it?"
"What's the matter?"
By this time he arrived at the top,and
threw out a yellow dog and an old boot.
Crumble turned away and heaved. His
house and lot can be bought at half
Where lruin Come From.
Granville Corners is situated about
two miles north of the Connecticut line.
A large mill stream runs through the
place a branch of the Westfiold river),
furnishing a number of privileges, most
of which are utilized. Messrs. Noble &
Cooley are by far the largest manufac
turers in the place, ihey say that in
December, 1853, they first made a drum
in Mr. Noble's father's kitchen, from a
board in the barn, steamed it with a tea
kettle, and used two hogs' bladders for
the heads. Next they made a dozen
drnms, and sent them away in a boot
box. They now have a factory 110x40
feet, with five floors, and use steam and
water. They have made and sold 70,000
drums. These were made of wood, tin,
brass and nickel. They used for the
heads of all these drums 30,000 sheep
skins, which came from Liverpool, of the
kind known as salted fleshes. Let cone
of your readers wonder where all the toy
drums are made hereafter. This firm
also made 400 gross of toy pistols, 23,
000 boxes tenpins, 700 gross rolling
hoops, and 42,000 boxes wooden tooth
picks. Hartford Times.
Oatmeal u Food.
The appetite often craves food which
the stomach rejects; but a long period of
forciug enables it to receive it under
protest. Nor is it the quantity of food
that is nourishing but tho quality. A
pound of ohoioe meat at twonty cents is
worth aa much nutriment as two ounds
of inferior mcut ut ten cents. Au egg is
one of the best and most nutritious arti
cles of diet that can be put upon a table,
and the loss it is cooked the moro valu
able its digestive and assimilating prop
erties. Since oatmeal has become a del
icacy, retailing all tho way from four to
twenty-five cents a pound, according to
localities, peoplo of wealth add it to thoir
cusiue as a valuable breakfast dish. Car
Ivlo said of Lord Macauley: "Well, any
one oan see that you are au honest, good
sort of a follow made out of oatmeal."
Thcro is a story told of a shrewd Scotch
womun who usod to tell hor fino healthy
bairns, "the one that cats the maist par
ritch will get the maist meat." And
when the meat camo there was no room
for it. Dr, Johnson defiued oats as in
Scotland food for men, and in England
food for horses.
"And where," asked au indignant
Scotchman, "will you meet with such
men as in Scotland or such horses as in
England?" Tho apologist for a national
disu says: "If oatmeal can make Biich
men ns Sir Walter Scott, Dr. Chalmers,
and Lord Macauley, we may well heap
high the porridge dish and bribe our
children to cut it. Ono thing wo do
know. It is fur better for the blood and
brain than cake, confectionery, and tho
score of delicacies on which many palo
little pets are fed by thoir foolish, fond
A regiment of almost giants, recruited
from the Scottish highlands, are as Car
lyle said of Macauley, "Mudo of oat
meal." So boys who want hoight and
breadth and musclo, and girls who want
rosy chocks and physical vigor, should
turn from hot cukes and other indigosti
bles to this food for Scotchmen and
There is still something to take into
account. The air and exercise of that
glorious oountry "Scotland, bounio Scot
laud," and the tramping tours which her
sons take, giving them robust appetites
for porridge and bannocks, and such
plain, wholesome fare.
Tito Sew Zealand Cities.
Christchurch is the "City of tho
Plain," and plain enough it is. It
spreads over two miles square, and looks
like some of our over-grown villages out
West. But it has a river Avon running
through it which is as crooked as a ram's
horn or a sheep's hind leg. This is not
the Avon that Shakespeare lived on ut
Stratford; but everything here isnamod
after somebody or something in the old
country. Thore is one of the finest
museums here I have ever seon, and tho
Domain, or public ground, is very fine,
with maple trees and several barberry
bushes from the States, and many choice
flowers. The drainage is on top of the
streets; cement gutters, which have to
be cleaned every morning, as there is
not fall enough on many of thorn for the
water to run off. Still it's ruthor a fine
city, and in time will be a large and
prosperous ono. It's so quiet now you
can hear your heart beat anywhere in
the streots. And it reminds one to be
thankful you have one to beat.
Dunedin is the best built city in the
oolony, and has a population of thirty
thousand. The residences are upon the
hillsides and tops, and have a splendid
view from all parts of the oity. Princess
stroet is over a mile in length, and is
solidly built. It has street-cars and all
the conveniences of any American city,
but no hotel. Thore is not one in the
colony. Thero are hundreds by thnt
name, but they are nothing but ' rum
holes. I did not see much of the city,
for it rained all the time I was there.
Its publio buildings are fino, and there
are many things there to interest the
Beans as Food for Sheep.
A correspondent of the Country Oen
I have been in the habit of feeding
beans and bean straw to my breeding
ewes for several years, and have nover
experienced any bad results, having fed
liberally of both. Beans and bean fod
der are as natural for sheep as hay and
oats for horses. Our custom is to feed
poor beans the pickings. We buy
them of the dealors, paying ordinarily
25 cents per bushel, depending some
what upon the supply. 1 consider thoni
the best and cheapest food for breeding
ewes up to about yeaning time, whon
two parts bran, and one part corn meal,
should be fed at least once a day, and a
liberal foeding of roots once a week
through the winter.
My ewes thus iar have had only straw
and beaus, with an occasional feed of
roots, at the rute of about a pint each
day, fed morning and evening. They
have pure water every day, which I con
sider essential. I care more to have my
ewes in good condition and strong thun
to fear that certain kinds of food are in
jurious. More lambs are lost by lean,
weak mothers than by overfed ones. It
is worthy of remark t.iat in ewes fed for
market, if an occasional one happens to
be in lamb, Bho always brings forth a
strong, viaorous httnb, really making
ewe and lamb worth more than the aver
age of the flock.
COSVEBTINO ClDEB INTO Vl.NEOAB.
Various methods for hastening the con
version of cider into vinegar, have been
recommended. A recent French method
wliioh uwrni nruMtinnl in thn fnllnwinff!
Scald three barrels or casks with hot
water,, rense thoroughly and empty.
Then scald with boiling vinegar, rolling
the barrels and allowing them to stand
on their sides two or three days, nntil
they become thoroughly saturated with
ilia vinAirar Th lmrrnl irn then filled
about one-third full with strong, pnre
: I 1 . 11 . , i.l.
added. Every eighth day thereafter two
gallons of cider are added, nntil the bar
rels are two-thirds full. The whole is
1lnaral In atjinil fourteen lava lnntrnr
when it will be found to be good vinegar
. i. i i i li ¬
ana one-nan oi iv mmj ue arawa ana ma
process of filling with cider be begun
again. In summer the barrels are al
lowed to stand exposed to the sun, and
in cold weather kept where the tempera
ture is eighty degrees.
Humanity to Live Stock la TranilU
Attention has lately been called in the
British House of Commons to the suffer
ings of American-imported live stock on
the voyage across the Atlantic, and from
the remarks of the Secretary of tho Privy
Council it appears that the attention of
that body hud been several times called
to the matter, aud that it had been for
some time in communication with the
Board of Trade with a view of devising
measures for lessening the sufferings of
animals in transit. Humanity and self
interest aliko demand that tho suffering
of exported animals both on their way to
the sea-board and across tho Atlantic
should be reduced to a minimum, and
the latter consideration is likely soon to
enforce tho dictates of tho former. In
this country the Humano Society's ef
forts will probably soon place upon our
roads cars effectually designed to trans
port live stock with a unuimum of in
convenience; for out of the 420
models its offer of a premium has
elicited, ono at least must prove
satisfactory, whilo there seems ovory
disposition on the part of our Legisla
tures to compel the railroad corporations
to pay regard to humanity in this con
nection. Iu England reports to the
Privy Council fraiu the insurance agen
cies show that the amount of suffering
endurod by stock in transit has been
much lessened by recent devices, and
tho Privy Council's effort's are likuly to
make still furthor improvemeuts; in this
direction. Already most of tho animals
are landed in excellent condition; while
reports of our exports of live stock in
this weok's agricultural nows column
show a remarkably small pcrccntugo of
fatality among our shipments last year.
Small as this is, however, it is considera
bly greater thun that incurred by a Cana
dian Stoamship Company which has sent
to this ollleea statement of its businoss in
that line for the last fifteen months.
From this it appears that during this
timo it shipped 10,005 head of cattle,
and landed 15,852 head alive, whilo out
of 30,450 shoep shipped, it lost only 725.
How to IV k Fggs.
Recoivers have a good deal of trouble
with eggs that oomo in looso paokages;
have not beou proporly packed, and ar
rive with more or loss broaen. mis
trouble is a usual exporienoo at this sea
son of the year, when the arrivals in
oreaso, and when consignments come
from all seotions. when cases are not
nsed, the barrel is the next best package.
In packing, oats should not bo usod, bo-
causo they are heavy, and increase the
cost of shipment, and the eggs are apt to
work through, and coming in contact
with ono anothor, thore is sure to be
some breukage if great care is not taken.
By using out straw tho eggs can be got
through in good shape and they are all
in Buitable condition for roshipping, pro
vided the proper rulos have been follow
ed. In using straw, see that it is olean
and dry, so that there will bo no musty
smell. The eggs should be laid with tho
ends toward the outsido 'of the barrol.
Between each layor of eggs there should
be a thick layer of straw. See also that
plenty of straw is placed botween the
eggs and sides of the barrel. A barrel if
properly packed should not Have more
than about CO or G5 dozen. Whon the
package is filled place oonsidorablo straw
over the top. put the head of tho barrel
in securely, and then mark the package
plainly: Eggs, so many dozen, and all is
complete, and a good condition is cor
Romance in Real Like. Two chums,
one rich the othor poor.graduutod in the
class of '63 at Amhorst College. Tho
rich man's son went into business with
his father in new York and took his
friend with him as an employe. Soon
the two young men foil in love with tho
same woman a not unusual occurrence
by the way and tho poor one, thinking
he could offer but scant inducements by
the sido of his rich rival, went
West. After experiencing varying for
tunes, he became rich at last, and the
other day set out for the East
after an absence of 24 years. Last Friday
while on a train in Western Iowa, he
noticed a woman trying to opon a car
window. He offered to help her. She
was his early love. They talked iunt as
one might expect thorn to undor the cir
cumstances, especially when each found
the other was not married. She was a
school toachor in Iowa, poor and depend
ent on herself. Love still lingered in
their middle-aged hearts. The old story
was rehearsed. They became Mr. and
Mrs. on that very day, notwith
standing the ominous fact that it was
A Cubioub Fact. It is a curious fact
that Russia, one of the poorest of civi
lized countries, makes a greater parade
of wealth in one respect than any other
European State. The domes of all the
great churchos in St. Petersburg, Mos
cow and other large towns are plated
with gold nearly a quarter of an inch
thick. The now church of the Savior,
dedicated and oponed in Moscow last
August, represents a value of fully 815,
000,000. The Isaac cathedral in St.
Petersburg may safely be credited with
at least thrice that amount. So strong,
however, is the old Sclav belief in the
inviolable satetity of "holy places" that
during countless seasons of widespread
and bitter distress, no attempt has ever
been made to plunder the gold thus
temptingly exposed, Indeed, ono of the
finnnt I'hnrnhna in St. Potersburff (the
Kazan cathedral ) owes its massive silver
thrine to a voluntary offering of the
plunder taken by tho Cossacks in 1812.
Wobse than Whiskei. Wm. Bross,
of Chicago says: "A general reform in
drinking ice water would confer a benefit
upon the publio, Its constant and im
moderate use has become one of the most
active causes of disease. It produces
our national disease, dyspepsia, in its
most aggravated forms, and you can
scarcely look over a death list that you
will not see a notice of some one dying
of diabetes, Bright'a disease, or other
kidney complaint. In most cases ice
water is the remote if not the active
cause If one should express the opin
ion that ice water is the source of more
disease among business and publio men
than whisky, a wide induction of facts
would show him not so far from right.
Sad experience as well as extensive ob
servation and inquiry have convinced me
of the truth. Ice water came nearer
costing me my own life than any other
cause within my memory.
The oldest livintr graduate of William
Colloge, Herman Halsey, class of 1811,
has signified his intention of being pres
ent at the commencement next month.
Velvet Cakes. Make a batter of on
quart of flour, three eggs, one quart of
milk, one gill of yeast; when woll risen,
stir in a large spoonful of melted butter;
buko in muflln rings.
Eleetrio e lightning is in successful
ocrution on mora tlun sixty steamers
on mo .uissiRHiiipi river snu irm-
tarics. It is believed to add much to
the safety of that kind of trafllo and
Walt. Whitman fell in love with the
flno-looking, gray-Loaded women of Bob
ton. Probably he was not made aware
that most of them were still young, but
thoir hair had turned whito from read
ing his poems.
"Melican man's gun ehooteo plotty
good," was the patronizing observation
with which Young Kee returned their
weapon to a group of astounded militia
mon at Carson City, Nev., after making
five successive bullseyos on tho 200 yard
Mrs. Ingram, at Battlo Creek, Mich.,
has eaten no thing of any account in eight
months. The shock to hor nervous sys
tem when she had a tooth pullod has af
fected her stomach in some way so that
tho slightest particle of food throws her
It is CNtimuted that throe millions of
dollars were paid for cut flowers in New
York iu 1HS0, one-third of which was for
rosebuds. Not less than tweuty acres of
glas surface is devoted to tho purpose
of forcing rones alone, during tho winter
A painter in San Franoisco, while at
work in the fourth story of a building,
foil down the elevator shaft a distance of
sixty feet, breaking his spine by striking
the engineer who was standing in the
elevator. The blow caused a fracture of
the enginoor's skull, and neither of the
men survived tho injuries from this ter
Boaoonslleld ami Sir Goorgo Eliot,
two self-made mon, attributed thoir sno
cess, after the commonplaces of work,
oourago, energy and talont, to these
things: First, a lively sense of per
sonal honor; socond, tact and unfailing
serenity of tamper; third, tho happy
art of inspiring and retaining friend
ships. For gnpos in poultry, a correspondent
of the Lancaster Farmer has found no
othor trootmont bo effectual as caging
the affected chinkon in a box covered
with a screen on which pulverized lime
is pluood, and shaking a little of the dust
down occasionally, which causes sneez
ing and ejectment from tho throat of tho
worm that makos the mischief.
"Ami God made the rivers, and the
mountains, and the trees, and the bird,
and papa, and mamma, and yon and
everybody on earth." Bertie looked Terr
serious for swhilo, then pointed tbrongu
the window to a poor, drunkon objeot,
reeling along the street, and asked: "Did
Ha make that follow over there?" "Yes,
dear; He mode him, too." "Well, He
must have been crazy to make such ft
rooster' as that!"
Mr. Aloxandor Sinclair, editor of the
Glasgow Herald, who has been making
an extensive tour of the United States,
going so far west as the Rocky Moun
tains, says the desire to emigrate, from
Scotland to the United States is more
bo than formerly, especially among the
better class of farmers men who have a
little money. Thore is a fooling of inde-
Iiendonco growing np, a dosire to own
and for themselves, that porvados all
the members of the Scottish farming
community, so that as soon aa thoy can
got what they consider undoubted infor
mation about tho farming lands of this
oountry, and make sure whero is the beBt
place to go, they will come over in large
Beauty In Advertising.
Advertising is a soionoe. It requires ft
gonius to make an advertisement attrac
tive. George Bobbins, the gifted London ,
auotionoor, had the "gift" as "Leather
Stockings" would have termed it. He
onco dosoribod a proporty ho was offer
ing for salo as perfect but for one defect
"the singing of the nightcngales was
ant to disturb the sleep of the residents 1"
lie has a worthy successor, who describes
a duck pond as "an aqueous provision for
the poultry;" and a "residential estate"
he is instructed to bring to the hammer,
he dosorilHis as follows: "The house is
a splendid home; replete with all that art
and science could devise lo render it per
fect in fulfilling the requirements of ft
patrioian or a peer, an opulent citizen or
a man of. letters; with a sumptuous suite
of reoeption rooms, unique in the rich
ness of their adornments, classic in the
perfection of their style, and for symme
try of proportion and harmony in de
sign an example to any age, in striking
contrast to the anachronisms of the day,
and surprisingly beautiful grounds, of
which the combination of attractions
makes the summer too short for their
enjoyment and robs the winter of its
dread." Now, that is what we call the
poetry of advertising. It is a real lit
erary gom, which a person will generally
read twice, and then read it to his friend.
Gettino Even with a Pbacticai.
Jokeb. MoCabe was a practical joker.
Hnsnral vaunt ain ha was on board ft
Mississippi river steamboat, and forming
an acquaintance with the engineer, was
allowed the freedom oi tne engine-room.
He took a seat in the corner, and, pull
ing his hat down over his eyes, appeared
lost in reverie, rresenuy a certain pari.
nf tlin nioj-liinnrr bflirnn to Sdneak. The
engineer oiled it and went about his
usual dutios. in the course oi a lew
mimitAB tlm annnakinir was heard again.
and the engineer rushed over, oil-can in
hand, to lubricate the same spindle.
again be returned to nis post, dus i. w
nnlvafnw minutes nntil the same old
spindle was squeaking louder than ever.
Ureat J upitor, ne yeiiea, "tue ,mug
bewitched." More oil was administered,
bnt the engineer began to smell ft rat.
Pretty soon the spindle squeaked again,
and slipping np' behind MoCabe, the en
gineer squirted a half-pint ol oil down
the joker's back. "There," ssid he, "I
guess that spindle won't squeak any
more!" The joke was so good that Mo
Cabe conld not keep it, and he often tells
it with as much relish as bis auditors