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copy al month..
An anj;el wandering out of heaven,
And all too bright for Eden even.
Once through the paths of Paradise
Made luminous the auroral air.
And walking in his awful guise
Met the Eternal Father there
Who, when he saw the truant sprite,
Smiled love thro' all those bowers of liht.
The while within his tranced spell
Our Kden sire lay slumbering near;
iod saw and said it is not well
For man alone to linger here
Then took that uiiirel by the hand.
And w ith a kiss its brow-lie pressed.
And whispering al! His wild command,
lie laid it near the sleeper's breast.
With earth enough to make it human
He chained its win;; and called it Wom-in.
And if perchance some stains of ru-d
Upon her pinions yet remain
'Tis but the mark of God's own du?t.
The earth mold of that Eden chain.
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t'jipit illation of Naoleoii III.
At the spot where Marshal MacMahon
was wounded at t he commencement of
the action Madame de MaeMahon has
caused a stone cross to be set up. The
place i.s also marked by a poplar-tree,
feince become celebrated under the name
of MacMahon's Poplar. This solitary
tree riding from a brick-h'eld dominates
all the height.
The emperor came on horseback in this
direction, but he did not ascend to the
creafc whereon stands the poplar. At the
moment that Ids horse was slowly climb
ing the hill, one of his advance officers,
preceding him at a gallop, fell mortally
"There is danger iu that direction,"
then sail 1 General de Vassjigue to Napo
leon. The emperor answered not a word, but
turned his horse, and, without haste and
at a walk, he returned, silent and over
whelmed, to Sedan, lie re-entered the
tow n by the I! dan Gate. At the moment
that he passed the Place Turenne, one of
the city drummers recognized him, am
was about to salute him.
1 lie emperor,
perceiving his design,
with his hand, as if
made a sign to him
to say. "It is no
longer worth while."
lie directed his course toward ou
prefecture. The Germans hid already
commenced the bombardment. On the
bridge ot the .ueuse. which was some
what encumbered, a shell, falling on the
vehicle of a w agoner, cut the wagon in
two and killed one of the horses. Napoleon,
who until then had gone at a walk, at
once struck sours into his horse and
reached at a gallop the nou prefecture,
whieh is at one side to the right.
There has been preserved, and was
lately exhibited at the Louvre, in the an
cient Museedes Souverains, the table on
w hich Napoleon I. had signed the abdi
cation of Fontainebleau. It was pierced
with little penknife-stabs multiplied with
fury by the vanquished uncle. At the
turn prefecture the nephew covered with
pin-pricks, or rather with pen-pricks, a
mahogany table. I have seen this drawing-room
of the capitulation, and the ele
gant stage seemed very narrow for such
a tragedy !
The apartments of the tout-prefecture
are preceded by a sort ot ante-chamber
or hall, w hich extends from the entrance
door in the guise of a corridor. It was
there that the Cent-Gardes were lodged.
Trusses of straw had been spread down
for their use. While the battle continued,
the emperor promenaded there, silently
smoking or rather feverishly lighting
cigarettes, which he would barely put
to his lips, and then almost immediately
throw away. Behind him an officer (was
it not General Castelnau?) passed his time
in treading on the matches to extinguish
them, and to prevent their setting tire to
the straw. Thus hours passed.
General de Wimttlfun has related that
when lie represented himself at the wm
prefecture that evening, to settle the terms
ot capitulation w ith the emperor, lie tound
him in bed. The room wherein slept that
night he who had been C;esar, is u very
simple chamber, with an alcove nun
w ith red curtains. What must his dreams
have been there I The room of the prince
imnerial was iut next to it. I he son
could hear the father -peak or sigh.
The emperor was so much agitated on
the night of that fatal day ot the 1st ot
September that, having asked for a can
dle, and the servant having brought one
lighted, he said to her :
"And the candle why have you not
She did not understand w hat he meant
"I tell you to light the caudle."
lie perceived his mistake and said,
"Pardon, mademoiselle," and retired t
the room with the red curtains.
The morning of the battle, passing La
Martee with a nielancholv air, he had
said to a soldier of the corps of General j
Lebrun: "Your regiment is not here.
You ought to be at Met." He thought
als,o that he was face to face with the
army of Prince Frederick Charles. Such
was . the confusions of his sick and
The most striking spot, however, in this
mournfull v-celebrated corner of Ardennes
is the weaver's house on the Donchery
road, the -little house where Napoleon
and M. Bismarck had that famous inter
view which preceded the capitulation,
and which the chancellor of William has
described in an autograph letter.
Small, one story high only, with a mod
est orchard behind, the house of the wea
ver is situated to the left of the high-road
. coming from Sedan, whence one can con
template' the immense panorama of
the environs of the city, where the cannon
of Iiazaine might perchance have ploughed
a path through the forces of the enemy
had the commander of the Army of Metz
tried all means to break through the circle
that surrounded him.
If Iiazaine had come! But it was not
B izaine, but the Prince royal that hastened
thither. Eternal fatality I It is Grouchy
who is expected, and it is Blucher who
The room where the emperor and M.
Bismarck were is that whose window
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opens to the left of the little house. At
first the victor and the vanquished con
versed together for a moment 1m? fore the
door, each seated on a chair, Napoleon
wearing the kept ot a general officer, his
shoulders covered w ith a cloak with a red
lining,w ithouta sword (General Heille had
taken it to the King of Prussia); Bis
marck booted, helmeted, a sabre at his
side. A group of generals conversed iu
low tones at a little distance.
Iu a few moments, perhaps because the
air was cool, the two interlocutors wished
to enter the lioiisc. There are two en
trances, one to the right, the other to the
left. They took, beiiind the house, the
staircase of the left-hand part, a little,
steep, winding staircase of wood. They
reached the first and solitary story,
guided by the woman of the house; and,
opening the door of a narrow chamber
situated to the right of the entrance, they
shut them up there, after making a sign
to the woman to withdraw. She remained
outside while they talked. Their voices
w ere 1 w. The emperor seemed crushed.
It was in this interview that Napoleon
threw upon his people the responsibility
of the w ar, w hich his familiars h id de
clared necessary to the interests of the
dynasty. A round table covered with
oilcloth separated the two men; placed
before the window, their gaze upon the
land w here death had done its work, they
remained, Bismarck at the right of the
mantel-niece and Napoleon at the left.
On the mantel-piece were some little or
naments of porcelain gilded with Ger
man gold, a sjccial metallic composition,
so called, and an image representing St.
Vincent de Paul. The two shepherds of
men could contemplate the image ol one
who had never known w hat it was to !ied
the blood of others.
The w oman of the house has caused the
five gold pieces that Napoleon put into
her hand when the conversation was over
ru be set in a frame and suspended against
Incredible and ironical as it may seem,
this interview of D.mchery, w hich marked
the fall of an empire, was destined at the
same time to bring an unexpected rivalry
into the house of the weaver, formerly so
peaceful and so industrious an abode.
This weaver's house was in reality the
house of two weavers, the brothers Four
naise. who worked there in common, both
married and both happy. When Nap
Icon and Bismarck had passed that way,
the humble dwelling became on the mor
row simiethiny like a historical monu
ment. Visitors crowded thither tour
ists, travelers, Englishmen. Everybody
paid to see the room of the interview, and
to cast a glance at the five louis left by
the emperor, and at the image of St. Yin-
..tit .h Paid. Some amateurs of histoii-
cal relics even proposed to purchase the
five framed gold pieces, and to pay very
hi-jrh for them
"Tlicv are not for sale." replied the
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And he contented himself w ith sellin
ohotoirraphs of the house.
All this ouly profited one of the broth
ers Fournaise, the one into w hose rooms
the emneror and 31. Bismarck had en-
"The house Indoles to us both," said
the other. "It was by chance that they
went up stairs to the lett that is to say
to your rooms, when tney migni as wen
have gone up the right-hand staircase
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that is to say, to mine. L.et us snare,
therefore, the profits of the adventure, and
let us put into the common purse inese
new earnings, as w e did those of our past
"Not at all," made answer that one of
the brothers Fournaise who had received
the visitors; "it was- to my home that
they came and the profits are all mine.
Each for himself, anil so much the worse
The women ulso interfered. Irritation
and bitterness aro. After so many
years of mutual affection, jealousy divided
those two good hearts, and finally brought
about a separation.
To-day a little wall of stones rises in the
midst of the house of the weavers, and
separates their two abodes. They con
tinue to dwell side-bv-side they must.
for their roof is there. But they no longer
speak; and the Fournaise who continues
to work looks with envy on the Fournaise
who ran. if he pleases, save money while
sitting with his arms folded, only using
bis bands to nick up the coins that fall
constantly into his lap since the war.
As I was returning to Sedan, my coach
man said to me :
"Mid von sft the hVe irold-pieces that
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Napoleon gave to the weaver's wile?
"Did you remark one thing?"
"What is thaW
. MKimr tliose t ve nieces ol goni mere
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irr tat rwoHUite. i iuiu is u ...'
Icon I., one of Luis X III., one oi
rh-.rte.Tx .one of Louis Philippe, and one
,. v.,n,.h.tTi lit the last live reigns.
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The list tlVO rei"n; lliose hiu
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cr mp f 'nance caused iNapoieon 111.,
in draw-in" from his pocket five gold-
pieces to take thence five different coins,
i...nn has oftpn incredible, ironical, ter-
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ti. twrt n.wnrila lor the guara 01
tli .,U,.B .it the Tillllcries pass-wonis
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settled according to custom, a long time
beforehand for the 4th of September,
tsitn were will it be believed fboult
and Sedan I
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u-i,B,. M0minr.M Invent traoredics.
seek for the imnossiblc. the astonishing,
inn nmc jirmauci-H im.v-.. C7
ami the touching, when there exists that
eternal tr acred v. that incredible romance,
that living impos.- sibility called history?
Am. Pretty Wem. Okk. The next
President, if he be chosen from among
the candidates now prominent, is not
likely to be a poor man. On the Itepub
lican side Mr. Blaine is the richest.
Secretary Bristow and his wife are worth
a quarter ot a millon. Gov- Hayes is
still better off. Senator C'onkling is be
lieved to possess over $100,000, while
Senator Morton and Mr. Wheeler have a
smaller fortune. Gov. Tilden, on the
Democratic side, is the wealthiest, he be
ing put down at $4,000,000 or $5,000,000,
Judge Davis owns more than $1,000,000,
and Senator Thurmao has a large
fortune. Senator Bayard is well-to-do,
while Gen. Hancock is iu comfortable
circumstances. Boston Herald.
HILLSBOUO, WASHINGTON COUNTY, OREGON,
31 r. Schmidt's Mistake.
I geeps me von leedle schtore town
Praixhvay, und dM?s a pooty goot peesnis.
bud I ton't got inMX-h gapital to vork
in it, so I finds id hard vork to get me all
der gredits vot I vould like. Last veek I
hear aboud some goots dat a barty vas
going to sell pooty cheap, und so I writes
t mau if he vould gite me der reiusal
of dose goots far a gouple a days. lie
ife me der refusal dot is, he sait I
gouldn't haf dem but he sait he vould
gall on me und see mine sthore und den
if mine schtanding in peesnis vas gMt
In rhaps ve might do somedings togedder.
Veil, I vas Injliint mine counter yetder-
day veil a shentelman gomes in und dakes
me pv der hant und say : "Mr. Schmidt,
I pelieve." I says, "yaw," und den 1
l!nlf ml f .lid via 1T m;in VI it I
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1 1 Ij t II mill I .,.,.t ,lr.r .i
1 1 if lliw "iniu nm'll. llim i inii.il nil i
;i...,;,.ia ,;t id...
llianu .'"mh; (nii ihiiiv.-'-'h'i. .-.. '-
ve goiild do some peesnis. . "Dis vas goot
schtore," he says, looking aroundt, "bud
you ton t got a pooty pig schtock al
ready." I vas avraid to let him know-
lot I only hit lout a toiisand tollars
voort otf goots in iler blace, so I says:
You ton't vould dink I hat more as
dree tousand tollar in dis leedle schtore.
aindid" He says: "You ton't tole iae !
Vos dot los-ible." I say: "Yaw." I
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meant dot ni run tuiwe, oougn in vhmi i
o, vor I vas like Shorge Vassington ven
' cut town der Slt elm,' on Poston
Gomnions nut his leedle badger, und
gouldn't dell some lies about id. "Veil,"
says der shentelman, "I dinks you ought
to know petter as anypody else vot you
haf got in der schtore," und den he dakes
a leedle lxok vrom his bocket otidt und
say: "Veil, I poots you town vor dree
toiisand tollars." I ask him vot he means
py "jHiots me town," und den he says he
vas von oil" der dax-men, or as-t -ssors oil"
broperty, und he tank me so kintly as
nefer vos, pecause he say I vos sooch an
honest Deutscher, und tidn't dry und
sheat der goferniants. I dells you vot it
vos, I tidn't veel any more petter as a
hundord ber cent, ven dot man valk
oudt oil' mine schtore, und der nexd dime
I makes free mit sdrangers I vinds first
deir pcesncs oudt. Detroit Free Pre.
No time to read Why, the most active
business men can read newspaper half
an hour every day and digest twenty or
thirty duodecimos every year. It re-
puires no great industry to read an octavo I
once a month, most ot it while waiting
for meals. It has leen done many a
tinie. A studious man, tinding he was
called to dinner every day a few moments
before it was ready, employed those odd
moments in writing a work which event
ually swelled into several volumes.
William (Jifford, the critic; William
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carey,u.emissimiary. nue. .
tneoio,rian . ami ivirer nun , iuc
intoio i, i, aii i r.
sllcs.au, 'V"?7r. " J. ;
loun.i nine to n i w.... m g " .
I. ... w.l. I.. m Ivitt. whnn :i liiiv was an I
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apprent.ee at tne same traoe am, some
otthe material tor lus Biblical works
i fiimmleil while working on shoes
fourteen or fifteen hour a day! Hubert
Xicold, the Scotch poet, herding cattle in
verv earlv bovhood. used to read his
lxok while on the road going to and
from his work. Though but seven or
eight years old, he had learned to drive
his studies as well as the cattle.
The writer once knew a lad who never
went to the mill without taking a book
worth reading. He went w ith an ox-cart,
and read not only while the grist was
lieing ground, but while the team was on
the road. lie t'k his newspaier into
the hay-field, and read iu the spare mo
ments while his co-lalorer.s were wiping
off sw eat under a shade tree, drinking
cool water with ginger and molasses in
it, smoking, and talking nonsense.
In this age, pre-eminent tor uewspaiers,
periodicals and books, there is no excuse
for idleness, and anybody who loves
knowledge for the bench t and the pleas
ure it affords, can find time to secure an
inklin" of it. e can all have leisure
by driving business.
A Common 3Iitake.
It is a great mistake to suppose that
little can be accomplished if a man has
reached the age of thirty or forty years.
Nine-tenths of our clever men have ac-
tually exhibited more vigor of intellect
at lift v years of age, than at forty. Frank-
lin was forty lndore he legan, in real
earnest, the study ot natural philosophy.
l'he orincinal of one of the most flour-
ishing colleges in America was a farm
servant until he was past the age when
most students have completed their col-
icgiate education. r"ir nenrv npeiuian
l.li.l i-i. .t K...riri t!w atu.ltr fMiif,r until
ui'i ........ ..v. m.-., ... " - .......
he was between titty and sixty years oi
age. ('reek was the first foreign lan-
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guage wnicn uato. tne ceieorateu iv-
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mull wiiwh, mihiii-'i, ami iiv uni s 1 11
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nis out age. viuei 1, w nose wi mugs iuic
caused a revolution in the dramatic
literature ot Italy, was leit without a
father in his infancy and wasted his
t 1 .,1 .. .t e
early years. .ionn ugiwy, tne author oi
1 - ia 1 a r . a. . . " - r
poetical translations irom irgu
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iioiner, i.'gau me sum v 01 iiiiu
about forty years of age, and Greek in his
torty-lourtn. ioccaccio, one 01 tne most
illustrious writers mat ever appeared in
. iy- 1 1 1. . 1 j f 1. 1 : i- ...
Italy, suuereu ueariy nan 01 111s uie 10
ikiss without improvement, iianuei was
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torty-cight oelore he published any
he published any of
his rreat works. Dr. Thomas Arnold, of
llubv. learned German at forty, in order
that he might read Niebuhr in the orig
Birthday Trees. They have a pleas
ant practice of planting birthday trees in out anj boil twenty minutes. If direc
Enland. There is now on the grounds tjon9 are strictly followed you will have
of Osborne house, on tne isie oi igut,
1'icea pinsapo tprm e uuh,-....
nign, inai was v.' "J " ' . . . .
On .tUV i'i, lO-l, Wlieu anc n a ... ij
4 o in .1. idio ii'iij tin rt
she was thirty
ur young girls
is as it might
their acres, but
old. Some of our
j . . : :. . . , .i
m ir it hesitate to uo mis
u...i tUa ilUcnvftrt of their ages, but
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there can be no reason wny me uoys
should not do it.
He who i false to present duty breaks
. a . .1 fAA 4 Vt A
a thread in the loom auu wm aye '
defect when the weaving of lifetime is
Notion! About Cooking.
I would like to ask if any one kuows
a sensible reason for the idea that, to
make nice cake or pastry, the butter or
lard should not be melted, but rubbed in
cold with the hands? My mother (whom
I have seen sit half an hour rubbing a cup
or two of butter and sugar together) has
labored faithfully to convert me to that
doctrine, but as she can give no reason
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ither than "old cake-makers win ten you
ti tt ui " nr "nieltim?the lard for pastry
it ln.lr rrrav " I am still an un-1
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ly.i;,.v..r 1 know such pastry iook more l
luirllll T CIM)K D"l I'UI.HUCtli Hie umui ui
oua tv when baked. 1 never iiuuk u oiner
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ti.1.1 ut.wWi.it u-iisteot tune anusircn"ui 10
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vK.rU- h ilf ;m 1iour or more on dough. I
which, had the shortening ln?en warmed
a little, wituld have mixed just as will in
Another equally foolish whiniis ludulg-
ed by some w hen making sponge cake. I I
refer to the practice of beating w hites I
and volks of eggs separately, until they
are a stiiF froth and one's body und pa-
tience well-nigh exhausted. Hy the out-
fashioned method thi was undoubtedly
necessary, as, no cream tartar oeing ucu,
the lightness of the cake depended ujmui
a foamy condition of the eggs; but with
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cream tartar as most people make it at
the present tini it is ijood enough, when
Iw-it.Mi l.ut m uiftinent. One lady who
makes a great deal of sponge cake tells
me she beats the egg no more or differ
ently than for any thing t he, ami she
thinks she has just as good success as
when she beat a long tine and had a lame
arm for several days afterward.
lVrhaos. when giving directions for
making tarts and pulfs, I should have
spoken of reserving a jortion of the short
ening to roll in alter it is mixed up. as
it is possible some may not know how
much more flaky that makes it. A friend.
w ho makes very flaky pie-crust with but
little lard, kindly gave me what she thin ks
is the secret of it; she mixes a little lard
with flour anil cold water till quite stifl";
then rolls it out, spreads on a littla lard,
sprinkles Hour over it, ami folds it over
so it is double; then rolls out and spreads
on ;orain. reiwatinff the process two or
three times; after the last time, instead
()f rolling it up as some do,
she loldi it
over once or twice, and cuts tne pieces
for use from the edire. Her idea is to
keep the layer of shortening as nearly
horizontal as possible, avoiding mixing
them uo. as it would to mold or roll it
up, and there seems to be a deal of reason
in it. Farmer Girl, in A'
Tmo Mu .1 Meuk INK.-So.ne one, writ
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ingon the excessive use ot medicine and
the recuierating power of Nature, says
, , iluIH,ssibie to tell
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how many constitutions have been lui-
digestions ruined, how
j ni,elii iled and how many
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mirscs emotied. through medicine. W hat
is that you say that a stitch in time
saves nine, and that the right medicine
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uuickly taken averts danger t Very likely.
I quite believe that. But iu ninety-nine
cases out of a hundred, where is the dau
ber? and what is the emergency of the
case? Medicine is ofteu the precursor of
after misery ; and the poor constitution
has to pay dearly for its medicinal fillip.
The wiser philosophy ot the present uay
is L'radually delivering u from these
notent perils. Nature has a self-righting
iower within her; there is a kind of vis-
medicatrix in the physical frame. Treat
the Ixxly kindly; let as much pure air as
oossible get to the lungs, and a much
fresh water as possible be applied to the
flesh, and as much healthy exercise as
dutv nermits given to the muscles, and
:irlv riin as circumstance allow be
afforded for the recruitment of the brain,
and then medicine will be a very avoid
Chowc iiow. Boil in one quart of vin-
ei'ar a ouarter of a pound of mustard,
mixed us for table use, two ounces of
ginger, two ounces of white pepper, a
verv little mace, with a few cloves. Take
one dozen large cucumbers, peeled and
sliced; place in a sieve with a handful of
salt, let them stand ten minutes, then put
iu jars. When the vinegar is cold enough,
miur it over ami tie down tight. I his
chowchow will be fit for use iu one week,
and will keep good a yar.
Kiunky Stews. Take a largo beef
kidney, cut all the fat out, cut it up in
then let it lie in cold water, with
a teaspoonful of salt added, fifteen inin-
utes: w tie dry. then nut it in tne pot
n-ith thri-f half nints of cold water: let it
boil two hours; half an hour before it is
.bine add one larL'e onion, sliced, one
tablespo.mful of powdered sage, a very
little grated nutmeg, and pepper and salt
t. season well: serve hot. with mashed
FuExcii Toast. Beat four egg very
light and stir them in a piut of milk;
slice some baker's bread, dip the pieces
into the c, then lay them id a pan ot
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.i,. ,lnr,.,l mirr ami i nimmnn nn earn
L'.r And kpmta hot. If nicely prepared,
ii.:.. on f.ir hr..,a-f .st or
to nuitp phiikI to watHe
Light Dumpmno". io every cup ox
cold water needed to make as much
.1....lv C, yr,l rkiit ona taQniAnfnl
iiuugiinjisutsiau, ri uv lv'i'i"'y,""l
oi cream tartar auu un icruu,m
Livil thpn st'ir in inatantlT flour pnOHi'h
to make a little thicker than biscuit; cut
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a i,nt dumplings.
For Crocp. Take a knife or grater,
anil srrate or shave in 6mall particles a
xr l ci
teft9joonfui 0f aium; mix it with about
twice -ta qUantty 0f 8Ugar to make it
paiatabie, and administer it as quickly as
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pjs3ible. Its effects will betruly mag
ical, as almost instantaneous relief will
X strong solution of carbolic acid and
water, poured into holes, kills all the
ants it touches, and the survivors im-
mediately take themselves oil.
"T iv before it is baked, but can see no sweeping furiously fhrougn a congei lea ol n nas i-cn uompuieu, uum
Reason why it should after, if l.'ie grease rugged ak, roaring louder and louder turned in certain province of Aiutru
was merely warmed enough lo inclt it, as it tfpproached the loftier summit upon and t.ei many, that iu a population ot
and experience convince me it docs not; which they stood. When the cloud 1,000,000, the pi oportion ot suicides be-
thou"h uerhai.s if it were loured teru reached the side of the mountain, driven tween the Jews and the mixed white
. : T 1 . :. i... i .;.u ,.r.1a ron u' nnn In four. From data care-
ii i hi r nr uruien e5i5s. a iiiinu ii i 11 v a no i: i u i. i .-i- ..... v. . ... . ..
THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 187G.
An Interview with Lightning.
Dr. Franklin cultivated an acquaintance
with lightuing, and got on rather familiar
! terms with it. But we believe he never
went up quite to where the "tricksy spir
it" lives, and made it a call, and found tt
at home, as Mr. Stone, of Colorado, did.
A Western exchange relates how this gen
tleman climbed Mt. Lincoln with a man
and two dogs, one summer day several
years ago, and what sort of reception lie
Mr. Stone observed a heavy c loud up-
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proacning rapnuy irom ine inn
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vt nue gazing ai n, .nr. nwue swcicueu
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ill arm towards n. wneii iiisianuv ins
liuirers began to give out a sound like the
buzzing of a large bug or beetle. Very
soon this buzzing and snapping sound
seemed to be all around them, and more
particularly in their hair.
The other man, w hose bushy locks were1
so long that they hung dow n to hisShoul-
,i.rs supposing that a bug had really got
into his hat, took it oil', when, behold, his
hair rose and stood on end, giving him
un apix'araiice at one ludicrous and hid-
eons. yr. Mone, whose nairwa snorter
and lighter, then took off hi hat, and
found his hair affected in the same way.
He then extended his hand toward hi
companion, wiien a cnain i electric
sparks new out ot the end ot his lingers,
although covered with a thick glove, un
til an equilibrium was established. Mean
time, the buzzing kept up nil around.
A bank ot drilled snow lay upon the
northea.-t side of the summit. Two dogs
which were with them got upon the snow
and engaged in frolicsome gambols, a it
in a high state of enjoyment; but they
were partially sheltered from the wind,
which then swept like a hurricane across
Mr. Stone threw a stick a little way
above them, which one of the dog ran to
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pick Up, out ju-ii as ne icacneu n, me
wind struck him: and with it an electric
I shock, which caused him to utter a loud
jcry, and take tV his heels down the side
of the mountain, with his hair like the
tail of an angryor scared cat.
The next sensation was an almost un
endurable pricking, as it their entire
bodies had been covered with stinging in
sects, or a it a hue needle had ueen ap
plied to every pore, while spark were
living from one man to the other, and
from one obi. ct to another continu
ally, with still more vigorous buzzing and
snapping sounds. Uttering a strong ex-
clamation of terror, the bold mountain
eer sprang from the summit, and descend
ed the side of the mountain about fifty
feet, and Mr. Stone followed hi in.
Our whole system of treating double
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crimes Willi one-sineu laws, our nmc
silly policy of treating one party to a
double crime as a fiend, and the other
party as an angel or a baby, has leeu not
only inefficient for the end sought to be
obtained, but disastrous. The mail who
offers a brile to another for any purpose
which involves the infraction 5t a law of
the State or nation is, and must ne, an
equal partner in the guilt; and any law
Wllieli leave lll'n out oi llie uansaeiiou
is utterly unjust on the face of it. If it
is w rong to sell liquor it is wrong to buy
it, and wrong to sell because, and only
because, it is wrong to buy. It prostitu
tion is wrong, it is wrong on both sides,
and he who offers a bribe to a weak wo
man, without home or friend or the
means of life, to break the law of the
State, shares her guilt in equal measure.
Law can never be respceieu mat is uoi
i ust. ?so law can oe
enforced that lav
its hand upon only one ot the parties to
i uouoie criuiw. " "" "
eiitorceu, or ever acuiun d-?ik'
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pose for which it was enacted; ami uniii
we are ready to nave uouoie laws 101
double crimes, we stultily ourselves uy
our unjust measures to suppress those
crimes. Our witnesses are all accom-
nlices. the moral sense of the community
is blunted ami jierverted, aud those whom
we brand as criminal look upon our laws
with contempt ot judgment and con
science. Scribner for May.
I'vxiii si vsm foii Sciknc k. Okcn, the
famous German naturalist, nau a smaii
Income, but an intense zeal for scientific
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liscovery. He could not surround linn
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sell w iiii me tiuiii'.i i.) on. . un.
ssuiie time obtain the books and instru-
meuts me led for his tcientitic researches
ir(. , i.l not hesitate a moment in ins
r-lwuee-. l.ut. practicing the strictest ecoii
I ,ny j;, furniture, ami clothing, and food,
,.,. fieelv for scientific objects.
An American ti lend was once invited
to dinner, and. to hi surpnse, found on
the table neither meat nor pudding, but
onl v baked potatoes. Uken Himself was
too proud to inaKe any explanation; uut
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hi wife being more humble aud less ret
icent, apologized to the visitor of the
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scantily-spread uuic. ncr uuaoauu, sue
I a.ii.l was obliired to rive up either science
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I or luxurious iiuil:, u uiiiiiracu i
surrender the latter. On threodaysof the
weik. she added, they lived on potatoes
and salt, and though at first it seemed
A like scanty fare, they had come to enjoy
jt anU to be perfectly content with it.
' are afraiJ that fcw American student
would carry their eutiiusiasin to gucli a
noint of self-denial
The Future. Who rest content with
the present? None. We have all deep
within u a craving tor the future. In
i childhood we anticipate youth; iu youth,
manhood; in inauhocHl, old age; and to
what does that turn but to a world be
JOndourown? From the very first, the
stron belief is nursed within us; we look
forward and forw ard, till that w hich was
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desire ctow taitn. 1 he to come is the
universal heritage of mankind; and he
claims but a small part of his portion
who looks not beyond the grave.
Keep on the side of love and you'll
keen on the right side.
The Vitality of the Jew.
It is claimed by those who have made
vital statistics a special study, that the
Jews are the longest lived race of people
in the world. Their immunity troin dis
eases of all form is remarkable. Eveu
the great epidemic pas them by with
the infliction of a much lighter scourge
than falls uiKin other race. It i de
clared that the cholera never cho-e one
jof them for it victim, and, in fact, the
death from thi malady have been so few
us almost to heat out the assertion, bub
cide i seldom practiced among them.
fullv studied. Iloltmfin lound that, le
tween the year of 1823 and 1810, the
number of still-born among the Jew of
(id many was a 1 in 3'J, and amongst
other race a 1 in 30. .Mayer asserted
that, in Fnrth, the proportion of Jewish
children who die between the age of 1
and 5 year i 10 jer cent., and of Chris
tian c hildren of the same iige it is H per
cent. M. NVuvillc, calculating from the
statistics of Frankfort, shows even a
greater vitality existing among the chil
dren of the Jews. lie also find from hi
data that the average duration of the life
of the Jew i 47 years and U mouth,
while of the Christian it i M ye n ami
11 months. "In the total of all ages,
half of the Jew Ixnn leach the age of
;Jli years only."
One-fourth of the Jewish population
live beyond 71 year, but the same pro
portion of the Christian population live
beyond .VJ year and 10 months. The of
ficial return of Prussia give the Jew a
mortality of l.Gl per cent. While the
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JCWSilOUUie IIIC-II lllillll- ill -s ; .j jinii-
other require a pel iil of 51 year. Iu
184'J there wh in Prussia I death for
every ii ol tne remaining jMipuiauon.
Commenting ujmiii these statistics, which
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are brought together by Dr. Richardson
in "Diseases of Modern Life," that au
thor ascribe the high vitality of the Jew
to their sober way of living. "The Jew
drink less than hi 'even' Christian; he
take, as a rule, better food; he marries
earlier; he rear the children he has
brought into the world with greater per
sonal care: he tend the aged more
thoughtfully; he takes better care of hi
poor; and he take good care of himself;
he does not boast of to-morrow, but pro
vide for it; and he holds tenaciously to
all he gets. To our Saxon eyes and Celtic
eyes he can its hi virtue too far; but
thereby he win, become powerful, and
corning boisterous mirth and passion, i
com paratively happy
Proud ot Hi Pastor.
An aged and excellent Christian man,
beloved by all who knew him, wa re
cently bewailing the fact that hi talent
ed pastor, whom he much loved, would
persi.t iu owning and driving fast horses,
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and even claimed to nave sonic oi tne
fastest and best iu New Lngland. Talk
ing with a friend the other day, he said,
"Only think of it, he goes out to the mill-
dam and drive fast there, and even race,
and they do say worse than that, he goe
to the race course and drives In last
horse there. It is too bad, isu't it " "I
don't know about that," wa the response,
"but I know he goes to the track, for I saw
him there the other day. driving hi fa-
vorite horse against anotner une aunu n.
auother une animal.
TIM. Mend Ibc '"
M UfSCniK a vtry tiij imit..i-, .,,u
interesting race, dwelling on the last por
tion of it where the animal w ere auout
even, when he w a interrupted by the in
quiry, "Well, well, how did it end .' V l.o
bcatJ Who beatr "Oh, your jwidor ! '
was the reply, and a description wa
'iven of the magnificent closing spurt
with which the race was won. "Did he
,L..ar -,,1 t1(J now excited old
.. "..re vou sure lie neat ( "ies,
man, "are vou sure ne oeat i -it', waw
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the reply, "ttood. That' good !" he ex
claimed, as hi face beamed with joy.
"That's almost too good to be true. I
know our pastor i true grit, and I whh
he wouldn't race horse. But if he will
race. I do love to have him win. I love
him so well I want to have him succeed
in everything." lioton Traveller.
All men and women must love some-
thing. If our thought are pure we love
birds, flowers, and all Ueautiiui things,
In their contemplation we arc happy and
there come to our brain a steady strength,
It is such a rest from labor to look upon
the fragrant flowers placed each morning
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on our deK to near our pet canary sing
hi roundelay of welcome. To behold
evidences of thrift and neatness nil alout
as these children of onler and system re-
ward the sense. It i related of a mart
that he called his wile, who wa an bun-
dred pound heavier than he, hi little
darling hi petite pet. People laughed
at him because they did not understand
hi actuations, lie had a warm, trusting,
loving heart, a great manly spirit that
folded the arm of manly love all about
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me oojeci oi uiai iove, auu une
I little pet hi darlimr. We are like
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ciiaineie us ; mm toioi 119 o n.v,
tally. If we love the beautiful, we are
hanov. If we love the coarse, the vul-
gar, the object or influence that give no
return, life become a blank, the
oul rrrk und shrinks into a bundle of I
nail-rod to lacerate the mental man, and
nrf on the direct road to ruin. What
a beautiful world this would bo if all per
sons would ouly ornament their home
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and their Heart uy cultivating iu Keep-
ing alive their love for pet, no matter
what their form or conditions.
A New Bedford paper speaks of a man
charities have won him the love and es-
teem of everyone. Of course we know
who is meant, though we didn't think
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when we dropped that ten-cent piece into
the contribution Imix that it wa going to
get around so. Norietch Dulletin.
There is a transcendent power in ex
ample. We reform others unconsciously
I when we walk uprightly. .
PlO. 13. 1 1 rr i to oat u oi so M ool so oa to
A (Jeywr Hath.
Near the head of Lake Taupo, in New
Zealand, stand the volcano Tongarlro.
Like Vesuvius, it ha had it victim.
Forty yeari ngo it desolated the village of
Wailii, but all the inhabitant made their
escape except the aged chief.
The lake I usually approached on the
southern side, through a andy plain,
studded with pohouou shrub. "Wo
lost a horse," sai a recent traveler, "in
passing through, and a man w ho followed
u wa equally unfortunate."
Near the bank of a stream which flow
into the lake i the village of Tokano.
It I located here, not for tho uk of tlm
stream or the lake, however, but for the
geysers, which uro here Innuinct able.
Some are of water, sonns of mud, some
merely of steam. Beside, there are great
boiling vat of mud and water, and little
The native find tho neighborhood of
tho geyser very convenient, both for
bathing aud cooking purposes, especially
the former. Immediately on our arrival
at the village, tho people offered u soup,
and led u away to tho bath. The air
wa tilled with cloud of steam, and we
had to be very careful a we walked, that
we did not step into scalding pitfall.
Soon we camq to a patch ol ground
which wa a hard a stone, being cov
ered over with a coating of flint. I hi
formed a eort of nlattonn. In w hich were
three circular basin, a if ncooped out in
the ground, twelve feet in diameter, ami
immeasurably deep. 1 no nguiaiui icu
pool were boiling, but the ouo that wa
lelt (the middle one) wa just ng.ni or a
lit, and a curiou scene It presented.
Forty-eight person were enjoying a bath
iu it. Most of them woe hanging on
round the edge, shoulder to shoulder, and
other were sporting in the middle. Wo
at once decided what to do. iu anotuer
minute there were fifty balhers.all smiling,
laughing, rubbing uoe or shaking hand
with each other.
The person bathing were of all uort
and sizes, and all, a the French ay, "in
archangel' costume," old tattooed
grandsire, babies, hardly able to walk,
fathers ot families and mother oi me
e, young men and maiden, boy and
s. The most perfect propriety and
decorum were observed. It wa amusing
to see the little brown babies uestling in
their father' arm. The latter occasion
ally tossed the little things into the midst,
to show how they could swim. They
would sink for a moment, and then dis-
close a littlo brown face above the water,
and straightway strike out for the edge.
Here the babie learn to swim, even oe-
fore they learn to walk.
Bova of ten or twelve seen on the street
appear heartless and without syiltpathy,
and yet you wrong mem. Among me
house on Clinton street i one w hich ha
missed many a pane of glass in it win
dow. U ig aud paper are used to keep
the cold air out, or it may blow iu and
whistle through the desolate room with
out let or hindrance. A girl ol ten, whoso
life had been one long period ot hunger,
nidn. aud unhappiue, wa taken sick
one day in March, and people passing by
could see her lying on a tninerablo bed
near one of tho window . It win curious
that any of the boy coining or going
should have stopped to think or care
about It, but they did. One of them,
feeling sad at sight of tho sull'erer' pale
face, handed an orange through a uroken
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that some lad didn't halt at tho w indow
to pass in fruit or flower. None of them
knew the family or even spoke to the girl,
and m they gave her tho name of (Jei tie,
ind ca led her their orphan. Jioys wcut
without marbles and other thing that bo-
long to boyhood port that their peunie
might buy an orange, lemon, or some
simple flower for (iertie, aud their anxiety
for her t get well wa fully a great a
I he doctor' or the mother'. Whatever
present they had they handed It through
the broken pane, waited for her to reach
up. and never lingered longer than to hear
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a sott 'tliailK you irom uer tips. ways
went by, but tho boy dil not grow weary,
nor did they mis a day. it wa romance
and charity so well combined that It
gladdened their heart and made them
fond of each other, jesterday morning,
U lad hand, holding a sweet tlower and
I a big orange went to the window. .o
white tinger touched in a tney grasjioi
the offering, lie waited a moment, and
then w ith a beating heart, looked through
mto the room. I ho bed had been taken
I away. On a table rested a pi uo colli n,
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i and on tne coiun wti a ouncu oi iaueu
j flowers, w hich had been handed through
the window tho day before. Death had
been there, and the boysTo longer had a
u might not have seen the boy Hiding
in tho doorway and .wiping tear from hi
eye, lie wa seen, nowever, mm n
asked tho causo of hi sorrow, ho sobbed
out the whole Dad romance in four word:
"OurCiertie 1 dead." Detroit Free Fret.
Am. He Wah Worth. IMward White-
hill, of Columbus, Tenn., formerly trea.
urer of tho State, wa a rough joker, even
in hi office. Home twenty years ago a
verdant member of the General Assembly
CrtUcd at the Ktato treasury aud said ho
How much do you want! said hlte-
"Weill I don't know," said the
'How do you suppose I can pay you
money, then, if you don't know?"
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VtCll, II1UI1, l"J mvUk " link a
"Earned I" said Whitehlll, "earned! you
are a member of the legislature, ain't you?
and if that all you want, I can pay vou
off wliat you'vo earned' very easy. Bob,
give this member that ten dollar counter
felt uut we ve nau so longi"
A little girl was asked what was the
meaning of the word happy. Bhe gave a
very pretty answer, saying, "It is to feel
as if you wanted to give up all your things
to your mue sister."
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