" -,'-"" - - - . -1 r- . . . in 'PA 5 : : t DEVOTED TO NEWS, LITERATURE, AND THE BEST INTERESTS OF OREGON. VOL. 111. OREGON CITY, OREGON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1877. NO. 8. yz-j - r o o o O O THE ENTERPRISE. A LOCAL XEWSl'APEl! , 9 O B T H M. fuiMr, Bailaru TO mm a it Fauill crrlr 1AUK1 KTtUY THHK.Sli.IT. ie-A-isr: s. dement, raapBiPTuft and POBi.isaKf.. OCicxLoi Paper tor Clackamas County. OflJci In KulerprUe UullIJn. 0a ir South of Masonic Building, Main Street. O Tcrini f HHbMripllan t fctun'.e Copy, one yrar, la advance ii 50 1 50 Magi Copy, all uiontus, in auvanre Trrmn of 4di rrlltluti Tiaoalaat advertlbemonts. Including all legal BOtloea. pr afjuare of twelve liues, oue wk 2 HO Iter ch aubajqueut iaaortioo ib )Vi i, one y rr. , Oaif Ocr .in, one ya v 1 Quarter Column. ne jtar Btialaeva Card, one square, one year 1 00 120 00 80 'Hi M lit 12 00 SOCIETY NOTICES OREGON LODGE, No. 3, I. O. O. F. XeeU every Thursday Evening, at. 1H o'clock. In Odd iellowa' liail. Main Street. Members of the Order 1 are Invited to attend. ISj order of jr. o. REBECCA DEGREE LODGE, No. 2, I. O. O. ., meets en the Second and fourth Tueaday Evoninw of each month, at 1H o,cl;ck. In the Odd' Fellows' Hall! afambera of the Degree are invited to attend. FALLS ENCAMPMENT, No. 4, J. U. O. r., meet at Odd Fellows Hall on the Firat and Third Tuesday of each month, patriarchs In good standing are Invited to Metid. MULTNOMAH LODGE, No. 1. 1. 1'. & A. M., holds Its regular commv.nl- oattona on the First and Third Saturdavs A La each month, at 1 a'clock from the 20th " '' ' of Bnptember to the Jmh of March md s 1H o clook from the th of March to the f )th of Heptember. brethren in good standing are tarited o attend. By order of Y. M. BUSINESS CARDS WARREN N. DAVIS, fit. D.f PhyHlcinn and Surgeon, Graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. Officb at CLirv House. CHARLES KNIGHT, 0 0ASBT. OREGON. IMijHlcIan mid DruggiHt. "Prescriptions carerully filled at short notice. ja7-tf PAUL BOYCE, M.D., lh Mician and .Surgeon. OsaooN Citt.'Obeoos. lyuronio diseases and Diseases of Wouieu and v-auaien a specialty. Offloe Hours day and night; always ready when ioty calls. auK2J, '78-tf . DR. JOHN WELCH, QDEXTIST. U"L is OBEOONCITT OREGOK. Hlaheat cash price paid lor County Orders. JOHNSON & McCOWN, ATTORNEYS and COUNSELORS AT LAW ORKaOX CICT. OREGON. M practice in all the Courts of the Stat. opciai attention given to cases ia the United i.ua Ufflce at Oregon City. Japr'TJ-tf L. T. BARIN, iHOiLEl AT I. AW, OREGON CITY, OREGON. WM practloe In all the Courts of the State. novl, Ti-tf W. H. HICHFIELD, Etabll(ihecl hIiloo -il One door North of Pope's Hall, AISI ST.. OBEU!( CITY, UBDUU.V a. . . B-7k .7"men, of watches. Jewelry, and U rjiomaa' Weight Clocks, all of which - "nted to be aa renrMented. ?toapairlna done on short notice; and thausiui w a fiT3. Iald tor County Orders. JOHN M. BACON, BOOKS, STATIONERY,; riut LBK FRAMES. MOULDINGS AND MISCHr. I.ANEOUS GOODS. rttn r.H madi: ta oitni n. Omnos Crrr, Obhijox. C" At th 'ost Office, Main Street, west side. . novl, 'Tj-tf J. R. GOLDSMITH, UKNEHAL XinVHPAlM'.H Collector and Solicitor, PORTLAND. OREGON. 3yBeat of references given. vlet 2.-'77 hardwamuroTand wm, Hubs, Spoken. Ilinis. OAK, ASH AND HICKORY PLANK. ORTHRrr a TIIOJIPSOX, . naarJl.Tti-tt FortlanJ, Orec J. H. SHEPARD, MOOT AXI) SIIOi:STOHE One door North of Ackerrcan Bros. MTHoota and Bhoca made and repaired a cheao aa the ehaapest. novl Ti tf 1 MILLER, CHURCH & CO. PAY THE HIGHEST PRICE FOR WHEAT. At all times, at the OREGON CITY MILLS, And have on band FEED and FLOUR to sell, at aaiktt rate, rartles desiring Feed must furnish asveka. . novl'J tf A. C. WALLING'S JPloneer ISook Bindery PI t took a Building, cor. of Stark and Front Ma.. POHTLAXD, OBKCO.V. BLANK BOOKS RULED AND BOUND TO ANY desired pattern. Mnalc Bo ks. Magazines, Swpaprs. etc. bound in every variety of style Uowo to the trade. Orders from the eonntry JworapJlj attended to. novl, 75-tf OREGON CITY BREWERY. QIavi&ff Dnrchased the above Brewery. Uha to inform the public that thev are prepared to manufacture No. 1. jaarr Or LAGER BEER , t ucuU obtained anywhere in the State. eUcitd aad promptly 4Ud. m .4 STILL IJ.iV IX AlTtjH.V. ! .OtBAH JIKLKX WHITMAN. love i weuJf-r through the WiX)cllainn huary. In the bolt light of an autumnal clay, When Summer gathers up her robes of glory, And like a dream of beauty glides away. How through each loved, familiar path she lingers. Serenely Muiliutf torouh the golden mist, Tintins the wild graie. with her dewy fingera. Till the cool emerald turns t amethyst. Warm light are on the sleepy uplands waning, lieneath soft clouds alon the horizou rolled. Till the slant mm beams turough their fringes rain Iur. Iiathe all the hills in melancholy gold. SAUlim F ALL. I have gaz&d on death and have wept with woe, I have known all sorrow that life must know, I have seen hearts Btricken and dead hopes fall, They wtre not the saddest sight of all ! I have watch'd young lives that were bright with love. Fading from earth bnt to blossom above; 1 have seen 'i sjt wfc'lh on death could call It was n t th- 1- ir U ! I have watched as the miser's clinging clasu Held the hoard that at last escapes his grasp ; I have seen the poor, the maini'd. the blind. It was not the saddest sight I find. O'er all sad ac -nes I have watched and wept. Rut one in iuy aching heart is kept. And its pathos holds my tears in thrall, For it seems the saddest of them all ! The gas glare glittered on street and lane. On giddy youth and en bartered shame. On a hurrying throng as it flitted by With none to notice a young child' sigh. He sat with a face so young for paiu. Yet it stamped his brow like a living name. And ho held in his arms a tiny elf. Oh God t and he but a baby himself ! His eyes were fixed with their mournful gaze wn tue neea less throng and the bright'nlng blaze, While the doors went swinging by which he sat And sin and rice passed in thereat. Yet he must stay ay, and watch and wait For the staggering btep that may stop so late. While the baby eyes that should close in sleeji. Arj wide and wakeful and dare not weep ! Oh cruel city! and curbed haunts. Lone poisoned tempting no warning daunts. Methinss when you answer for sins accurst That ehibirrn shall jude and condemn you first ! RED GLASS. AN EI'ISODR FROM RAILROAf IUFK. Translated for tho Portland Transcript from the ttrrman ny M. 31. on Weber. Janos. yoa are a perfect fool." saiu tho wav-enprineer on the roatt that passes south-easterly from Temesvar through tho measureless grain and corn fields of tho lonat, to the man standing hat in hand before him. who was road warder No. 128, and at the same time depot-master at the little station of Jam Saag; "a perfect fool, I tell yon. You, yourself, would have nothing to eat if here the bread did not grow in one s mouth. Four children, and you take that little bantling in addition. To be sure, the child is pretty enough. How cirne you to be so foolish ?" "Well, sir, this is the way it came to pass. Yonder on tho branch road are laborer; Welsh cnnot talk with us but Rood people anxious to make money. Last year there was a gang of them fourteen feet deep, in the corn near Cloister Zekas. Didn't dare to make any fire for fear of firing the woods it was so dry. Everyday women came from those villages with their porridge miles miserable. A child rn alongside one of tLee women came very, very far. Pretty child just as old as my youngest. Always sat down in the door of the depot and rest ed tired to death. The child cried of ten, because of the pain in her feet, and heat and fatigue. My wife, who to-day is yonder with the grandmother in La gos, where, in the royal school very goml school my children all are, my wife 'Janos,' cried she, 'I pity that child. She looks like Juscha, who is in the school with the others the whole week. We are lonely. Wouldn't you like to let the child play and eat here during the week with us, and Sun days with the children. The little one is pretty and good. See, Mr. Inspect tr, how she laughs with her eyes black! Says I, 'let the child stay when it comes again w ith its mother.' The noor woman kissed our hands. She was happy could see her child every day, and not have to feed it. lou know, Mr Inspector, that fever broke out among tho Welsh laborers last year. The tents must all be moved. However, before that could happen, the father of tho child died, and the mother never came again T'erhans she died, too probably. Child remained with ns winter summer.' "You should have reported the case at some institution, Janos. lou should lmvn spnt it to the home of the labor ers, to Wales." "Oh, no, Mr. Inspector, no- so far noor little worm dear child, -uy children love it, and we, too." "Now, very rlne, Janos. Jt s nothing to me, it will be a burden to you all your life long. Suppose we wish to adopt all the children of tho laborers who die of marsh-fever! You area fool. Good-night. Do not forget to scud the chest to Tenesvar, to-morrow. You won't have much in it. However, it is Saturday. Paragraph seventeen of the rules! llemember especially that we are on the road on which O and K I drive to the devil. You had them with . . a you nere, lormerly, at this station, ana they know the order, and that it is time for the delivery of the chest. The ras cals steal in a shameless manner, a3 it is permitted in Hungary. Take care, that they do not pav you a visit. Good night, Janos." The hand-car of the way-engineer, driven by six powerful arms, disappears in the evening dusk, and tho light mist, that from the corn-rields near the road, rises over it. Janos is all in all at the little station, which is really nothing more than a halt-lost halting place, on a desolate stretch of road over which two trains a day pass. These transport the grain merchant, the Jew, who has cheated the cavalier possessor of the ground, np to his ears in debt, out of the grain on the stalk as a penance money: or tho swine dealer, who in spects the corn-meat of his merchandise; or the lumbermar, who nas just, cnanj. a bit of health, climate and fearful Foomled on an actual occurrence. Damea of places are altogether cLacged. The weather, in the form of a magnificent primeval forest, a mile square, into rail road sleepers and cask staves ; or the son of the Punta, who goes to the next 2lace to drink at the election of a judge however, few of these stop at this out-of-the way station on the road. The chest is therefore small, and, for assist ance, Janos requires only the help of an old man who was once converted by a collision from a "fine conductor" into a poor cripple, and that of his thrifty wife, a Saxon from Siebenbnrgen, who can read, write, and has head and heart in the right place. To-day she has driven to tle city for the supply of pro visions for the little station, lying like an island in the corn sea; the old man has had a holiday, and Jano3 is alone with tho child. In a corn-sea, indeed, tho station lies. As far as the eye can reach to the north, south,- east and west, nothing but tho brake of tho noble plantJ, high er than a man's head. From the red light of tho low, not yet full harvest moon, blows down a gentle night wind over the measureless level of the fruit ful reed, in which the buffaloes, who come from the marshy shore of the Ber zaba, tread small paths, as in the tree grass of the prairies of America. The corn here conceals the buffalo, as well as there the bison and the scalp-hungry red-skin. The wind does not cause soft, weak, fragrant waves to break on the edge of the woods, as in blonde floods of grain, but here the high, flower pan icles, sharp and arrow-like, only glitter and bow by millions, like so many hal berd points of a wandering army. Be low in the dim confusion of the long, sharp leaves, there is a gleaming a3 of bright blades, and light clashing as of theso blades when they cross each oth er. Yonder, here and there, some thiugs tower, gloomy and black, like masts of ships, sunken in this sea, on which the moon streams with a blue light. They are the sweeps of the draw wells, the marks of tho Hungarian plain. And the air is rilled, far and wide, with the weak, easy croak of countless frogs, ("Hungarian nightin gales," the sneering tongues of the Ger mans call them) who live in the water trenches of the road, and tho ditches of the marshy land. Only when tho tone, which on account of its continuance, the ear no longer hears, is silent, as if at a command everywhere heard, then ono is aware that it filled tho air, and hears the light rustling and clashing in the corn, and the distant bellowing of the buffalo. Tho railroad has drawn a furrow in the vastness of the corn-sea. The tele graph wires stretch over it, like spark ling threads in the moonlight, and dis tant points of light tells that here Inan waits for man. This is the picture of the Hungarian plain, grand in its homely vastness, as prairies, iiampas, llanos, and savannas, and yet so much more friendly and near to mankind than they; as a wide spread field of nourishment must be more pleasant than an unbounded lnrnt-ing-ground. The time for the last of the few trains that pass the station is come. Janos takes the child, the little companion of his loneliness, whom he, until now, re joicing in the coolness of the night air, has held, laughiug and plaving, on his knees, and carries it to its little bed, that stands' in the airy watch-room, whose two windows look, right and left, on the road, when tho good man lights the lamp oa the table, to illumi nate his solitary night meal, and pre pares the signal lantern for the sign he has to give the approaching train. There ii no need for it to stop. No passenger wishes to leave, and in Janos' little province all is in order, so that he has only to show to the train tho white, unchanged light of the signal lantern, which says to it, "Go on, all is safe." Therefore Janos eirefully remove? the bright panes from his lantern, for light shining through green would, without cauie, warn the train, "Haro care; go slowly," through re l, however, it would command "Halt." Xo locomotive driver, no brakeman, dares for a moment deny obediouce to this command flashed out by a gleam of red light on the road. He knows that life may hang on this minute." A red light, a halt signal has, ujion the whole personnel of a train, an effect electric, irresistible, as the sound of a hostile shot ou a column marching in the night. The idea "halt" 2)Gneti'ates every sense, draws, even, every fist with a rough jeik, for perhaps there lies, di rectly before them, in the darkness, ter ror and death. Tkeu tho whistle screams in quickly repeated, cutting toLes. "All hands to tho brakes," and the engine driver dashes the lever back, that causes the force of the locomotive to act back- wards; and in quick haste the fireman draws the handle of his powerful ham mer; and sparks issue from the burning j blocks, and bine fire marks the gliding of the wheels over the rails, until the snorting, iron colossus stands still. i Janos then removes from the lantern j tho magic glass whose mighty command is not to be disobeyed, and lays it on the table beside its less commanding neighbor, the green, and lights the burner. Observant, the little child sits up in bed, watching his work, the while chatting and asking questions, unwear iedly in child fashion, in words hilf learned, broken, and with difficulty spoken, so that Janos finally is obliged to press the little head down on the pil low, with the express injunction to go right to sleep, before he, waiting for tne train, steps to the front of tho lionse. The child, however, does not sleep. Slyly she raises her head again. Yes, there they lie on the table, those wod derfnl plates, through which mother had once allowed the dark eyes to look. It was winter then, and vet one glass brought it to pass that the whole, clear, green, sunny spring had come, and be fore the other she had started back then the whole world burned! How much the child wished to see that won der over again but father had threat ened her with severe punishment if she dared to take one of the plates in her hand. And there they lay now, just like a child's slate, harmless on the ta ble, and father was out ah, only one glance! Meanwhhile, Janos sits before the houso ou the stump of wood on which his wife splits her kindlings, awaiting the signal. A light doze makes him al most forget employment, children, cares. There is a sound of crackling and heavy stepping in the corn it is a buf falo seeking its way to the water in the road trenches; it may trot over the track, and if the train comes be reached. Janos hastily stoops to find the goad stick for the driving of bulls, which is kept for such cases among his tools when a tkick coat is cast over his head, and strong arms, almost choking him, encircle his neck; before he can raise himself from his stooping position he is thrown to the ground and bound; but, although stifled, his-cry for help comes through the coarse stuff about his head, loud enough to terrify the robbers. "Make that fellow still," he hears a voice whisper. "Strike him dead?" asks another voice. "Yes, quick, quick!" "Not that. Not strike him dead," whispers a third; "has he seen and rec ognized you? No? Then only stop up his mouth." "What with?" "Tear tho signal flag from the hole so now hold his nose. As soon as he opens his mouth, in with the flag un der the cloak well down with the stick if he chokes to death, that is his- affair 1 so. Now he s dumb enough." Like a bundle of wood , J onas is thrown behind a wood pile, where he strikes his head painfully against a leg. Then penetrates to his ear, through all the stifling surroundings, the stroke of a bell ono two pause one two the electric signal of the coming train. "Holy Mother of God! if it stopped all would be saved," thinks the gagged man in lm death-like anguish, "but why should it stop?" "Thunder and lightning," he hears some one call, "there comes the train. I thought it passed long ago. If it stops, the devil take ns. Quick, out with the lantern. WThite light, so that it goes on. Before the train is by, nothing can bo done. The chest is tightly screwed. We need time." Janos heard the door slam, and the steps of several men. "Here is the lantern. You give the sign. You know how. You others step here in the shade." Now it is still, all still. Then begins in the distance a rattling and roaring the train! There is the train! Tho roar ing comes nearer, the rails begin slight ly to clatter. "O merciful Mother of God, perform a miracle! Stop iff" sighs Janos. "I would hang a tin three-pound wagon wheel in thy church at Maros." "It would be infamous if it stopped; then all would be lost. Quick, white light! High, high with the lantern! Bight in sight 30!" crie3 a voice. The long drawn whistle of tho loco motive resounds through the night. "Hurrah, it passes through!" exult three rough voices. Then follows tho long whistle, shrill as a cry for .help, shoit. broken ones one. two, three. fon-, five, six. "Hell and Satan! that whistles to brakes, and to stopping!" rails one of the hoarse voices. "Take to your heels, the devil comes. Quick, into the c rn. Break the signal lantern in two." Clashing it flies against the wall. "Shouldn't we first undo Janos?'' "What for? Hnllo. there they are al ready!" Tho corn closes over the dark figures. The train comes on. Sparks issue from under the wheels, the earth trembles, a gasp, a cloud of smoke rising to the moon, and it is still. A number of powerful men in uniform spring from the car; at the head of them the conduc tor, who quick, and evidently angry, stiides towards the depot. "Why were we made to stop and no one here? Iu the devil's name, what does it mean? Why have tiiey shown us a red light?" "Here, Mr. Conductor, lies the signal lantern, broken, but there is no red light in it." "There is something wrong. Search the house," commanded the chief offi cer. "Where are the jeople? Here is only a little child in the room and hre is something groaning behind the wood pile." "There is sis true a God lives, a yixrrrrpil innn Tfc i-i .T:(.iira 'u-gr.lar Vn o r d " 1 j -. j 128, and the sigual flag as gag in his mouth! It looks as much like an at tempt of robbers as one egg like anoth er. Away with the gag. Tell on, man." And Janos. who is half stifled, after he has recovered his breath and collect- j e, thoughts, relates what has hap- pened to him, and expresses the opinion ; that it may haye been the dismissed men, since the robbers evidently knew 1 the duties of the road and the time for delivering the chest. "But all that," the chief officer intei rupts tho long story, "docs not explain why we had a red signal. The rubbers certainly did not give it."' "It is all a mystery to me," says Ja nos, thoughtfully, with head cast down. "I, myself, had taken the red glats from the lautern." Suddenly he raises his head, laiiant. "Ah, Mr. Conductor, it is a miracle a miracle the Mother of God most gracious hears my prayer in my deathly trouble, and herself gives the red signal, with a white lantern." "Snick, snac'i, foolish," says the con ductor. "Let's investigate the matter. Come, Janos," first of all to the watch room." The men step in. The child sits, much frightened, on the table before the lamp. As Janos enters, terrified, she lets the red glass she holds in her hand fall on the table, and, weeping, stretches ont her arms to him. "Don't be cross, papa; don't whip me. Red light so beautiful here, and out doors, and everywhere please, please, don't whip me." "Here we have the little signalizer," cries the conductor, laughing. "The little lassie has peeped through the glass before the lamp, and, without, it gave the red signal. Janos, Janos, if the Mother of God has not done it, a miracle has been really wrought for you. But for this little girl they would have throttled yoa in the end; to say nothing of the ch,ost. The matter is explained, and we'll go away. I will leave you a guard here. Good night." The train rolls on. Janos, his hot eyes staring before him, holds the child in his arms. Another day, the way engineer, as he goes home on his hand-car, passes sta tion No 128. "Ha, Janos, good morning. I con gratulate you that you are to be con gratulated. Over there, at the head station, the story has moved every one. They send you this little keg; but do not let the little lady drink too much from it. You were not such' a fool, after all, that you kept the child. Good by." ' A Sparrow's Reprehensible Conduct. A gentleman who resides in New York, had erected, last spring, in his back yard, a very large box for sparrow's nests. It was divided into three rows, each containing four compartments: Theso were all speedily taken possession of by a dozen pairs of sparrows, and the business of making nests proceeded, amid the customary chippering diu of the fussy and pugnacious feathered colonists. Sittiug idly at the window, one Sun day, watching the birds, tho gentleman saw one cock sparrow como flying to his place with a fine, soft, white feather in his bill. Tho box was so placed that he could see into the compartments, and he saw this bird fix the feather in an in complete nest, and then fly away. No sooner is he out of sight than a female 1 sparrow, from the adjoining compart ment, who had evidently seen that pro ceeding, hojjped into her neighbor's house and pulled out aud carried off the coveted feather. Becoming interested, the observer watched the performance, expecting to see the little thief carry her stolen prize to her own nesl; but no; she knew a trick worth two of that, and" here is where sho displayed an undeniable rea soning process, and acted on a clear per ception of cause and effect, making a prudent use of her knowledge of the character and disposition of her plun dered neighbor. She flow off with the feather to a neighboring tree, where she securely fastened it in an inconspicuous place upon and between two twigs, and there lift it. Pretty soon the bird she had defraud ed came back with a straw to add to his nest. Discovering his loss he came out with an angry chirrup that boded no good to the despoiler of his hearth and home, if he could only find the rogue. His first demonstration was to visit his next door neighbor, without any search warrant. In that abode of peace and innocence he found no trace of the sto len feather; and as for the actually guilty party, she was hopping innocently about, and loudly demanding as far as bird tones could be understood by the man at the window what was meant by this ungentlemanly intrusion. The cock sparrow was evidently puz zled. Unable, after a minute search, to find the lost feather, he apparently gave it up. and flew away in search of anoth er. The thief demurely waited until he had got well off, and then flew to the tree, secured the stolen feather and took it in triumpt to her own nest. Ilurfforil Times. Mountain Climbing. The greatest altitude which has been reached by mountain climbers was that attained in Cashmere by Mr. Johnson, who, some years age mounted to a spot 22,300 feet above the sea. Aeronauts have ascend ed 30,900 and returned with safety. It is supposed bv mountaineers that 2-V 000 or 20,000 feet is the utmost height that will ever be trod by human steps. That life can be supported at this alti tnde has been proved by the adven turers who have dared the dangers of the upper air in a balloon. During the last, summer Mons. Weiner ascended Mt. Immami, one of the loftiest peaks of tho Bolivian Andes. The height of this mountain has been variously esti mated. Mr. Pentland giving it an alti tude of .24,200 feet. Mr. Minchin set ting it at 21,224 feet, and Mr. Weiner himself making it to be only 20,112 feet. Few ascents to the height of 21,000 feet i have been recorded. Hunters on the j Himalayas of ten chase their game to the height of 20,000 feet, and natives living j near Mt. Demarcnd, near Teheran, fre- ! quently climb to the summit, about 20,- j ; uuo icet, to gainer suipimr troni tho : i crater. A Congressman's Lovf. Story. Mr. Conger, of Michigan? has a lore history, which is very remarkable. He has a smiling, fair wife, fat and forty, who leans upon him in the abandon'of the honeymoon. She has dark hair, patted smoothly on her cheeks, and she wears gold-rimmed spectacles. Each married. gallery. Alter a Jittle talk she asked liim to call upon her at her friend's. Mrs. Dahlgren. He said he would cali if he could come as ho used to in those long past days of youth. In a few weeks they were married at Mrs. Admiral Dahlgren's residence, and are complete ly infatuated with each other. Wash- ' T - am ' - s1 7 rrr . luyiun s?iirr 10 nicago l imes. Some women love to praise their hus bands. Said a Louisville wife, the other day, in her earnest, honest way: "Mv husband is a smart man, yes he is. I never saw a smarter. Why, he has got it fixed so that I can go to any store in tawn, and run in debt as much as I please, and they can't touch a thing. But of coarse I wouldn't." rV tvnn f v ru u f rrv tit o tvMn.A. I ?n iUr XT ; "7,w ""r Y.! ? securing the equable b-:7iV::L:; ". r". "I imagination, hone wonder, and r,X"r;,A.A.-,,m,, special kinds of intellectual and ZL ITZ IV'L activity, according to the en, Homes and fif useum. Lovers of bric-a-brac and the phrase designates a large number of interest ing people are apt to make an impor tant mistake. They transform their homes into museums. They bring to gether and pile up a collection. Now the interest with which a visitor regards a home is a very different one from that with which he regards a collection. To find scattered about a home, just in the right nooks andpleeas, objects of ait and beauty, is an exceedingly delight ful thing To examine a collection for the collection's sake leaving its rela tion to the home entirely ont of consid eration may bo interesting to some people who are " up " as we say in those things, but it is not at all inter esting to those who do not see the use of it. That is anybody can see that a beautiful object in a barren place serves a purpose, while a great many beautiful things, shut up in a cabinet, serve no purpose except by their numbers to cheapen one another. An object of art in a home is entirely and always out of place whenever it shows that the interest of its owner is in the object rather than the home. A col lection usually betrays a passion or a taste which subordinates the love of home. A person possessing this passion, and enthusiastic in his pursuit of its object, spoils his home by transforming it into a show-place for curiosities. The truo policy is, never to buy an object of art, of any sort, without knowing just where it will fit into the home just what uninteresting spot it will illumi nate just what vacant shelf or barren surface it will adorn. Cabinets may be very interesting pieces of furniture, but they are often used in snch a way as to degrade or destroy the home idea. J. ! . Holland ; S:ribrter for liecf-nh?.r. Nervousnes. Now, from whatever cause or combi nation of causes nervousness has been produced, if happiness and health are to bo restored, the causes must be re moved, and the injury they have caused repaired. For, iu proportion to the weakness of a nan's system and the en feeblement of his nerves, will be the liability of his falling a victim to other and more fatal maladies ; and thus it is that every day we find such diseases as bronchitis, consumption, Bright's dis ease, brain disease, and insanity follow on the heels of nervousness. First we must remove the cause, restore the tone of tho heart and improve the blood. All injurious habits must be given up ; lato hours and intemperance in eating abandoned ; smoking, if practiced, stopped. The food is most important. It must be abundant and -wholesome neither too much nor too little. It should not bo sloppy, and soups had better bo avoided so long as solid food can bo taken. Bise from the table feel ing that you have had enough, bnt not oppressed with what you have eaten. The bread should be stale, and no very heating food taken. Eight hours' sleep should be taken every niht, if possible. This alone will nearly cure. Take no narcotics to make you sleep. A few raw oysters before bed time are worth all tho narcotics in the world, are easily digested, and furnish material for re storing the nervous tissues and blood. If you wake up in the middle of the night, sometimes a stale biscuit will set you off to sleep again. A change ef scene; air and cheerful society, with sea-bathing, are excellent agents for curing nervousness. Avoid physic--it exhausts the tone of the system, the very thing vou would restore. Above all, keep up a good heart. Family Hint. T Preserve Apples. Pack in boxes or barrels elevated from the-cellar floor, with a laver of dry sawdust at the bot torn of each box or barrel ; then a layer of apples, placed out of contact with each other, then a layer of sawdust, and so on, till all are full. Sound apples packed in this manner will keep fresh a long time. Larlos. To Prevent Potatoes from Hot. Dust over the floor of the bin with lime, and put in about six or s?ven inches of po tatoes, then uust witn lime as before, .1 ! t tnen more potatoes, using aoout one bushel of lime to 40 bushels of potatoes The lime improves the flavor of the po tatoes, and effectually kills the fungi which causes the rot. Carlos. Kchef for Asthma. One to two tablespoonfuls of syrup of rhubarb. Work and Play. Dr. John Straclian, of Edinburgh, has recently published a valuable little treatise, physiologic ally inquiring into the bearing of play upon education and training ; and after some preliminary remarks he proceeds to state tuat me law ot spontaneous de velopment through play does not end with physical improvement, but that, after a time, the higher and more dif ferentiated faculties come to be required for tho porfection of the animal, and that the same law presides over their evolution. Play, he explains, that is apparently aimless, or, at least, not con sciously directed exercise, is the means development of memory, even moral lowments, perhaps also the accidents of social position in the individual. " Exerciso is accompanied by pleasure up t the limit of fatigue ; beyond this limit, by pain or uneasiness. Special endow ments or faculties brought into promi nence by acc.dent and Hfter exercised are more, others are bsv, developed. But in every ease there is a limit, and the only iir way of jtseertaining the limit is'bv giving scope to the instinct ; in other words, by allowing play ' or apparently uurenlafWi spontaneous impulse its due plac in the work-of education." . "Can any mortal man tell why a wo man will cross one sloppy crossing on her toes and the next one oa her heels?" askB an exchaBge. Grade Cattle and Tliorouel&bredg. Thinking over the difference of keep ing common grade cattle and possessing a herd of pure-breeds, suggested a little calculation; thus say a man has fifty beeves, including heifer calves. Sup pose there are ten heifer calves raised every year, there would be also tea yearlings, ten two years old, and ten three years old, which would leave tea cows four years old, making GO altogeth er. Now, according to the best English system of dairy husbandry, these oldest cows, which are just in their prime, would be kept barren this year and, when dry from milk, be fattened and sold for beef. Well, if these were good Orange County grade cows and man aged on this English system, they would probably make very fine beef. and now, as the best meat has a ready sale for exportation, these ten cow. would make &0 each, thus bringing in , 800 per year, over and above" what would arise from the milk or the butter. Now, we will suppose that instead of grade cattle, another men with a similar farm, has pure-breds of a moderate fan- y breed, or, in other words, has a thor- ongh-bred herd, but not any 01 the ex travagant Short-Horns, bay they are all fine and useful, with a fair pedigree of whatever breed they may le, and that they are worth about 200 each on an average. As they thus cost a great deal more than the grades, there would be a much heavier capital on which to pay interest, and as round numbers will; be near enouch for onr purpose, we may put extra interest at S500 per year. Our calculation would then be: 10 cows : sold in calf instead of for beef, and jhe price 8200 each, which would be 82,000 per year instead of 800; bnt the 8500 in- terest must be deducted from ih larger sum, then leaving 81,500 insj-ui of 8800. This argument could be carried farther, by reckoning the keeping oi these animals Avorth several hundred dollars more each, but when these very costlv cattle are bred, there is a deal of extra expenses incurred in pamjaerirf them, and moreover the high feedings and close breeding of relation causea many barren cows and " many other kinds of disappointments, which, when everything had been accounted-for, would not improve the retnrns rom the more moderate stain of pure-breds. There should be well regulateu sys tem in breeding, but with those-wno will sell animals of any age, from a calf to a cow, there appears to be no method at all; whereas, on the other hand, if there were only the annual draft there would be a positively decided system. CVr. llural JSeic lorker. Monex in Beef. Under the headinx, a writer in the Farmer's Friand has thes sensible and seasonaole remarks: :It is a poor policy for farmers to sell . cows that fail in their milk at this season of th year, to others who fatten them, and make money by the ousmess. o one can fatten stock cheaper than farmers can. They need a good pasture exclusively for fattening cattle; that is enougn suoia pasture should be fenced off to feed one, two, or as many animals as one desires to fatten. I see no good reason why such stock should not, in the absence of other good pastures, be turned: up on mowing land in the fall when tha grass is well grown; so as to afford a pas ture adapted to fattening cattle. I do not think that any injury would be sus tained by thus pasturing mowing lands, unless the grass should be fed off quite short, or the sward be cut in wet weath er by the hoofs of the cattle; and it is easy to avoid both of these possible in juries. As cold weather approaches, fattening animals should be fed on meal and root crops, and by January they may be put in a good condition to slaughter. No cows should be kept on a farm that give but little milkjnatural ly, as it is better to fatten tbem and buy good ones. A cow worth 100 is mart profitable than one worth only 850. Cabe ok Applk Orchards. An or chard can be manured successfully wjth fertilizers, but an apple orchard should receive less manure, and of less-stimulating, nitrogenous kind than will suit pears. Wood ashes, mixed with ground bones, applied at the rate of 200 to 300 pounds of the latter, with ten to twenty bushels of ashes per acre, would make a good application. Orchards should not be seeded to grass. Apple orchards will endure such treatment better than pears; but either will do better in fal low, or by having hoed crops grown un der them, when the shade is not to dense for this to be practicable. Pota toes, roots, and squashes will do pretty well in a half shady place. Bat perhaps the best way to handle an apple orchard is to fence it and pasture it with hogs; they will root up the ground and pick up the wormy apples as they fall, pre venting the coddling moth from multi- E lying aud weeds from growing. If the o"gs are kept in such numbers as to sub due vegetation and require hand feed ing, it will be all the better for the trees-. A vast nuinoer ot oranges are outeii by the Spaniards, it being no uncom mon thing for the children of a familv tj consume ten or a dozen oranges each before breakfast, gathering them from the orange irroves, where they hang like the veritable golden fruit, which they are metaphorically supposed to be. Such wholesale consumption of what we look upon as a luxury appears to have no ill effect. The testimony of a lat eminent physician authorizes the use of fruit as most wholesome immediately upon waking in the morning; he, in fact, prescribed and) a regimen to a friend as the only invigorating permanent cure for indigestion, facetiously remarking that he gavo her a piece of advice which, if it were known to his dyspeptic pa tients, would cost him his practice, a they might prefer so simple a remedy to his professional yisite. Lor. don Gar- -deners' Chronicle. We see the Star ahirt laundry adver tised in a Vermont paper Bat who Would be so reckless asterisk his linen in a concern with such a name? i t 't I i ) . i If H 0 C0URT2SY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY, tn: nFT7DC TT7 flTT P. ft T .TFORN IA .