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NO. 27.
Hie Valentine.
A I a counter richly laden
With 8t. VnlontinA'a choice "nnnclH
KtamU a very charming maiden
!n llm sbaSRipat of b.iunrta ;
Her lnvp-lockn an 1 her tres-pa
Appear a lulu ;:Mon,
Whde tho strip in which alio dresses
Is extremely iii.iint mi l olden.
Mir inspects thp Klowin lieasurcn,'
Silken, frilled, and sntiu tantiprs,
And.naine their anient mcasnr-M
In tho peacefulest of manners.
Now ami Ihen a h.suct Capi 1
rieaaea thin lieuilehiiiK erili'
lint (lie versos aro tmi r t tpil
I-'or a taste i analytic.
O'er 'nrRotniP not a anil roses
Like a liiitlerfly sho waver ,
Till tlie honey o;io iliHelo.rH
IVllH III" 'Im 1 II" I Ml llf fl.lVOIH.
With this ii" -lai' I.ovp in-ini".. her,
Ami hr lii'l ln her in kiii- n,
An 1 ho tempt her ami he dsrea h' r
To the following confession :
" If 1 hail the brush or Watt, an,
Ami the wisdom of the shrcs,
I eonlil paint a worthy motto
On thin InvcH. st of pages :
Hut no truer heart is heating
J'lia i the M'art which beats for yo'i, lore.
So I m ii 1 a itinile (,-reetinc,
And I nixn inyrell' your Trne-liive."
t-'nlixfiftl with her loction,
As the clerk she ie-iii;leir-p.,
1'mi- tho niiuMve of affection,
I'min the prettiest of purges,
Wiiile sip' hisUns fur an-1 plushes,
t'li.iw.'irc ot admiration
In n conscious w.iy shi hluhcs.
Thinking of its destination.
Will a certain hero wonder,
Ktc tlie trusty real is broken,
1( hie fate is li il lcn nnler
Shi Iter of thin tender token .'
Will he, when his heait discovers
Who I. in i nt thiii timely warning,
ftc the happiest of lovers
On St. Valentine's own mcriinx ?
Jacques Bruhicro is an artist whose
mythological pictures have a most do
Unlit modern nir. His Grecian god
dcosa look liko Farisiepnos ; their
wind-blown lair, their high-heeled san
dals, ami a peculiar twirl given to their
elrarcry havo captivated tho Parisian
ladies H j they- croffbd Jacques' ptniio
and implore him to let ilnm nit for
Tunas nml Andromeda-. But he is
moat unromantie follow, ami is i waved
1 v no consideration othur than thoso of
gain. Although he is l.u' thirty, ho has1
gained fame and wmo fortune : and ho
in ho industrious that ho Hies from use
less words and time consumers -that i-
to Fay, women and bores.
A jear ago, just after the nrt exhibit
closed, Jacques determined to go on a
sketching t nr. H j ho packed h's trunk,
assisted by his friend, Eugono deLissi
and wan bidding adieu to his studio,
whon the fcrvant entered with a note.
It was a iiicj littlo note, d.iiutily per
fumed, anj tho address was written in
the niont delicate hand imaginable. He
read it, frowno.l, and crumphtig it tip,
threw it on tho floor.
"C'jufound tho women ! " ho ta'd.
WhiU'a tho inp,'.t?r?" askod his
"Why, I'm such an nnlneky fellow,"
paid Jacqueii. "There's nlways eoruo
woman or o'.hor bothering ine, writing
about bow much she admires my paint
ings, and how he'd liko to see me, and
all that sort of thing. Just cs if a man
would say he wonld like to sco my
paintings because ho liked the cnt of
my beard. Liok," said ho, picking up
tho letter, "address SI mo. L;onie, anch
a fctreet nnd nnmber."
"But," sid liugene, who was ?e id
ing the note, "It's very well written, I
aHSuro you, full of most delicate wit,
What are you going to do with it ?"
"Oh, you literary man ! " groaned
Jacques. "What am I going to do
with it? Why, bnrn it, of course
What do yon suppose I am going to do
with it?"
I'll tell you what to do with it," said
Eugene, "yon're going away"
"Then giva it to me."
"Wby, what will yon do with it?" eaid
Jacques with a fctaro.
"Well, I'll play painter," replied El
gene. "I'm not much of a one, but I
"an dnb a little enough, at all events,
to deceive a woman in lore. And I'll
tin! out who 'Mmr. Leonie is that's
only part of her name, I'm euro."
Ho it was settled. Jacques Eruhiere,
painter, set off for Switzerland and Eu
gene de I a6M, a man of letters remained
to personate him. Bat only for Mme.
Leonie. Other visitors were tuld the
truth that the master wai gono. At
last she came. En gene's romantic fancy
had painted her as young and beautiful.
13 nt sbo was move than that she was
divine. Sho was a branetts, and bad
the rcQst delicate noso, the most spark
ling eyci, the most glorioua hair and
the most admirable little hands and
feet that Eugene bad ever seen. lie
flattered hircsell that he was correctly
mado up for bis rote. His velvet blonso
and i tnnty cap were a littlo too clean,
perhaps, but that was a good fault.
Jlmo Le.nlo wanted her J portrait
painted, and it was very difficult for h;r
'o decide bow it thonld be done. Phe
wavered lor k. ().;od.iy fho would lo
Omphalr; tho luxt hlio bad decided
thnf tobo repn Rented as Kdouiowan
necessity to her ptaaj of mind. H it
when Eugcno had mmlo his prepara
tions his fickle goddess decided that
Delilah was the character that Knited
her. And then bhe wonld wnnder
around tho fcludio and draiie herself
with tho barbaric stuffs need by long
gono models and Iiaudle tho enrions
wviipotis and e: amine tho porcelair-s.
And then sho would f uy nho was
weary and would como tho next day.
And she would go, lcoviDg Eugcno do
Lewi deeper in lovo than ever.
Am for him, ho was in a dream. Ho
had retired from tho world. A', his own
quarters his dtor was daily ttormed
by publisher, by manager:', by printers'
boys, by creditors nnd by frieudn. But
no ouo know whero he had gone. Ho
had told his servant ho was Roinr
away, but bad not told hiui where. It
was wioujr, deeidedly wrong; bnt bo
took a eettain fcroeious joy in it wheu
ho thought how ho himself had oneo
pursued these very saino editors uud
Eugnnohni at last discovered that
his inamorata was a widow, wenl'hy
and of good family, ller fuil name was
Leonie do Norse. He bad never told
his love; but that sho was blind to it
was impossible?. Yet the was certainly
blind to his piiuling, for she expressed
her admiiation of it with an enthusinfm
(hat mada Eugene wince. But one day
when ho was, as usual, attempting to
truns'cr her to emiva's, a particularly
utrocionn tree which ho bad introduced
iu tho background attracted his atten
tion. "Jacques," said she, "don't you think
that you aro well, that you'ro losing
a littlo of your skill ?'
"What ?'' shouted Engono.
"I mean that is I'm afraid that I
keey you so much from your work that
"I only hopo that you may keep me
faoni it forever," rotuiued tho amorous
Euireno Aid so tho dangerous mo
ment passed.
But this state of aflf.i'rs could not l.iH
forever. tine day, as Enyeno was
seated upon a divan, thinking of las
lady-love, who had j.isi departed, who
should enter but Jacques Brnhicre.
Yes, tbcro ho was, with his attendant
carrying his umbrella, his skotch boolcs,
his camp stools, his baggage a trao
n-iist just from tho country. Tho false
o'io trembled ns ho thought that his
dream wan over. Had ho been a Borgia
ho would havo slain his friend. As ho
was not, ho pressed his hand warmly,
and bade him welcome. But how could
he answer to a high-spiritod woman for
the deception ho had practiced upon
her? As to persuading Jacques to con
sent to any arrangement for keeping up
the deception, that was out of tho ques
tion; whero his art was concerned tho
painter would prove as deaf as a post,
and as unmanageable as n balky borso.
So Eugene was puzzled. Finally a
bright idea occuro I to him.
"Why not," thonpht he, "givo a
comic turn to tho affair. If properly
done, Leonio will bo disarmed. Hho is
easily moved to laughter, aud then I
will explain and beg ber forgiveness."
Alas I Toor Eugene's idea was not a
happy ono.
The next day when Leonio camo it
was Jacques who met her at tho door,
llo was in a blue bloure, cap, and car
ried palette and brushes.
"Can I eoo M. Bruhtcro?'' she asked,
with somo little surprise,
"That is my name, ma.lame," replied
tho painter.
"You Jacques Brnbiere!" said sho
withaa amushed laugh, and sho pushed
by him aud entered tho studio. "You
the great painter? No, no 1" and sho
seated herself and looked at him defi
antly. But if she was at ease in the Btudio,
ho was moro so. Her quick woman's
eye noted thi, and on tho easel there
was already begun a canvas in which
sho recognized tho master's touch.
L'.onie was becoming ill at ease. Bhe
picked np a little Hindoo god "which
stood on the table beside ber, and fin
gered it nervously. Her bands trem
bled, tho littlo monster slipped from
them and dashed to pieces on tho floor.
Tho artist steppod to the wall and rang
tho bell Tho door opened and a ser
vant entercJ, clad in livery, and wearing
an apron, rendered necessary by the
fact of his cleaning brashes.
"Did monsieur ring V he asked.
Leonio stared at him and grew white.
"Yes, Jean," replied the artist.
"Gather up the fragments of this triflo,
which madame has unfortunately brok
en. NoV," raid he, turning to Leonie,
"if madamo will kindly inform me to
wh.t I owe the honor of this vis"
He stopped. Her white, set face, ber
starry eyes frightened him.
"A lackey!" sho hissed; "a base
lackey ! And I Lave loved this heart
loss, cruel, lying wretch ! '
With a sudden impulse of fury she
snatched np a pretty toy, a silver pon
iard, which lay upon the table, nnd
sprang at Eugene. Quick as a flash
I the artist Mashed between them. Bat
qniek as bo was, ho was too late. The
poniard struck Enseue in tho side, in
fllclinja deep wonn.l. sshodidso,
1.,'onio uttered a ulni -k nud fainted
a a :iy.
l.'tgeno's comedy had become a
"Truly, a pretty sight for tho studio
of aa honcbt, hard-working paintir,"
groaned Jacques Bruhicro, us ho gazed
upon tho two prostrate forms. "This
comes cf obliging your friends. Catch
mo doiii it. again. '
a i. i -t I
Three rears had passed, l.oonio was
in the brilliant salon of the Canntcss do
Sngone, whoso houso wart always filled
with tho literary nii-n of tho day, and
sho invariably secured the literary lion.
Sho wns making her way through tho
brilliant throng toward L?
"My dear," raid kIi", when she
reached her, "havo you read that novel
ot which nil Talis is talking -Lea Doiix
Friuee.sses '?"
"Yes," eaid Lecuie, "11 ia a charming
"1) i you know its nut her ? '
' Eugcno do Lusi '.' No In he here
! this evening?"
"Yes, and 1 want to pics: nt him to
row Ah, tliero ho i. M nisieur de
Lissi !" and in nnothtr moment there
btocd bofi re Leouie the fal e painter.
For a xuoiscnt sho hesitated, but the
old spell reasserted itstli, nud she
found herttlf listening, almost aoainsl
her will, to his pleas for pardon. And
hi' pleaded his cause most eloquently.
"I am half inclined not to forgive
you," sho caid, at length. "Yon acted
abominably, you know you did."
"I acted liko a fool and a kuave,"
said Eugene, "and you oujjht never to
pardon me, but you will, won't you?''
"Well," said tho beauty, semi roluo
tantly, "if you will bo a very good
boy "
"And never deceive me aain "
"Aid will never paint any moro such
wretched trees"
"Then I forgivo you for having
plvreJ tho servant."
' But I want to play it njaiii !"
Sho looked at him inquiringly.
"1 want to be voui servant forever."
'1 lie Story of Wjhiinl.
I'erlmps tho most singular case of tho
enslavement of nu Englishman in Cen
tral Asia was that of Lieutenant Wy
burd, of tho In.liaNavv. In lS.'Sri, Wy
burd, who was an accomplished linguist,
vnd served as interpreter to tho Com
modore in the IVrsiau Gulf, was Kent
by tho Biilish ' Envoy nt 'he Court of
Persia on an important mission toKhwu.
Tho poor man seems to h.wo boon for
gotten as an cflieial agent, for it was
not until ten years after that it was
learned ho had never reached Kbiva at
all, but that ho had been seized aid
held into slavery by tho Anieer of Bok
hara. After n.'c?rtaiuing this fact Wy
bard's sistetd repeatedly urged the
British Government to recoenizo and
claim their brother as a British snbjoct,
and take steps to seeuro hia releaso ;
bnt tbeir efforts wero ineffeetnal, their
requests being mot by tho unwarranta
ble amutaption of his death.
Thirteen years after ho had sUrled
on hi.s mission it wns Bfe.-ttaiucd that
Wjburd had escaped from Bokhara,
was again in slavery in tho kbamito of
Khokand. In 1V-19 tho Kban of Kho
kand sent a letter to Colonel George
Lawrence, Deputy Commissioner in
eharpo of Peshawar, in which he said :
I have seized a Sihib at tho foot of
Hnzrat Sooltan, who eamo by tho road
Tajkund aud Dush-i-Kzak. nis namo
is Wypart, an Englishmen, ho says,
and not a Russian, and that ho has been
traveling for many years. Ho has two
Porsinns with him, named Mohammed
and Bnssien who say they were formerly
in Boddart's service, and wero sold at
Bekbarand purchased by Wypart. Theso
men say their master is English. Now I
have sent Allahdnd to ncertain from
yon whether ho is really English or not;
that should he bo so I may treat him
with honor, but if Russian, that I may
punish him." Tho agent of the Khnu
was treated with, aud when bo returned
tcok with him letters for Lis master and
Wybnrd, no reply to tho letters to
either the Khan or tho captive were
The case of Wjburd grcatlj interested
Mr. Disraeli, and in 1831 that gentle
man bronght tho caso boforo the Honse
of Commons and presented a petition
from the sisters of tho captive, in which
they offered to send out an officer to
inquire after their brother, if the Gov
ernment would invest him with proper
authority. To this no satisfactory an
swer was given, when they appealed to
the House to take steps to have the
Lieutenant formally recognized as a
British subject and servant, and his
restoration demanded. It was afterward
stated by officials that everything had
been tried "short of assembling an
army," which they considered was
scarcely to bo justified on the score of
saving one human life. Nothing more
was afterward dono in the case, and the
fate of Wybnrd iB to this day unknown.
ftolntlon of 4reiii 'rni,
A writer in tho Jvuniat nf Ihrticvt
Imr says thai, the common idea of the
necessity of rotation does not apply to
tho quick growing vegetables that arc
used green, and that even cabbages aftor
cabbages may bo continued without reBt
or change for years if good dung is used
nnd occasionally a doso of lime or
charred refuge. He has raised sal
nding, cauliflower, peas and hroeoli un
remittingly on tho namo ground for a
dozen years quite satisfactory. This
may be. Plants which do not mature
seeds tako litt'e moro than carbon for
their 6tmctnro. But one important rea
son for rotation is the of insects,
somo of them unseon and unsuspected,
which nro parastio on certain plants
nnd which ore apt to increase to a do
s'ruetivo extent if the spmo place is re
nown and no insecticido measures taken.
Cnarred refuse is probably os useful in
repelling insects as in refreshing and
dividing the soil.
Thero is no doubt, says the Prairie
Farmer, as to the benefit derived from
substiiling that is, loosonin the earth
below tho furrow of tho turning plough
under various circumstances. For
instance, in fctiff soils imperfectly
drained, and again in the caso of lands
that have lost much of their original
fertility by continuous cultivation. Ex
periments have demonstrated this fact,
and removed tho question beyond tho
realm of profitable controversy. In the
cases mentioned, tho roots of plants
penetrate moro readily and deepor in
tho earth, and thus are brought iu con
tact with food necessary to their growtht
But in gravelly or sandy soils, subsoil
ing may bo, and generally is, injurious,
for obvious reasons. Instead of pene
trating the subsoil aud rendering it
moro loose and porous, tho object
should bo to make the subsoil more
compact and tenaeioti", so that the sur
face soil or tilth will retain moisture
and the fertilizing matters that may bo
supplied by manures or tho roots of
vegetation loft by tho crops that havo
beeu grown partly for the purpose of
making tho soil more compact nnd fer
tile. Take Tin e ol Hie t'hn rv Tree.
Every cherry gro-ver, snys the Ger
mantown Telcgml, must bo fully aware
of the great necessity to observi tho ut
most caro in protecting cherry trees
from injury of any kind, especially
bruises. It is, therefore, not for them,
but for those who do not know, that we
givo theso hints. A blow of tho hoe,
the scratching or barking by the single
tree iu ploughing or harrowing, or even
a kick by tho heel of tho boot will al
most invariably caasa damage that tho
treo wiil never outgrow. A kind of
gangivno sets in, which all tho efforts
of tho treo, however young and vigor
ous it may bo, will never recover from.
Wo had a Downton treo as thick as a
man's arm, which having a few ripe
cherries that we wished to j-tr off and
tasto, it boing the first fruiting, we
struck tho trunk with tho heel of the
boot, which broke through the bark.
It seemed to be so trifling as not to be
worth a thought ; but tho following
year tho bark was dead two inches in
diameter. The following year it was
three inches, nnd in four or fivo years
after ono-half of tho wood was exposed
ard dead, and in a year or two moro tho
treo itself died, clearly from tho enc
slight blow of a boot.
IlauxFholiI HlnlN.
Beeswax and salt will make flatirons
as clean and smooth as glass. Tio a
lump of wax in a rag aud keep it for
that purpose. When tho irons are hot,
rub them with the wax rag, then scour
with a paper or rags sprinkled with
Black ootton gloves will not crock tho
hands if scalded iu salt and water bo
fore wearirg. Tho salt prevents fading.
When almost dry, ono should put thorn
on, in order to stretch thom and keep
them in good shayo.
Housekeepers will find that zincs may
bo scoured with great eoonomy of time
and strength by using cither glycerino
or creosote mixed with a little diluted
sulphurio acid.
Glue frequently cracks becaueo of
the dryness of tho air of the rooms
warmed by stoves. An Austrian paper
recommends tho addition of a little
chloride of calcium to glae to prevent
Chapping of tho hands, which is ono
of the most disagreeable inconveniences
of cold weather, can be easily prevented
by rubbing the hands with powdered
Yon will not bo troubled with carpet
moths, if yon scrub your floors with hot
brino before tacking the carpet down,
and onca a week scrub your carpets
with ccarse salt,
A lady correspoedent of the "Country
Gentleman" claims that by dipping tho
joint or fleshy ends of turkey, gceso or
chicken wings into a strong solution of
copperas they aro made moth-proof, as
well as more durable than when treated
in tho ordinary way.
10 U Till: FA IK. SrA.
A IIimoii MiI'k Willie.
For tho past seven months these has
been living with the Omahas, thiity
miles below this city, nn educated
young lady a Boston lady, too who
is for the timo a member of tho tribe,
because she he pen in this way to learn
something of tho inner life of this, the
oldest tribo, excepting tho Pawnoes, iu
this part of the West. This lady, Miss
A. C. Fletcher, wn in tho city, on Tues
day, with Dr. Wilkinson, ngent of tho
Omahas and Winnebagcs. Tho agent
snvs that on taking thargo cf tho ' ma
has a few weeks ago, he fourd this lady
with them and nearly starved. Mi-:s
Flotche.r is a brunette, solidly built,
about 2") years oil, rat.uer good
looking, and with a directness of speech
and a way of standing silent while irrel
evant conversation is r.oing on that
probably comes of her present niodo t f
life. Miss Fletcher intimated to Dr.
Wilkinson that before coming to the
Omahas she had been with some of the
warlike northern tribes, and from her
present place of study sho would go to
tho New Mexico Pueblos, thence to the
Flatheads of Washington Territory, and
return E ist by way of tho Sioux country.
.SVowx CVy J'humiI.
Fiihlilmi I lnihm.
Two points fifiUih tholr.ckof new
evening dresses.
Tau colored fluffy fe.itheis rqpear cn
black bonnets.
Violet velvet corsages arc worn with
white moiro truins.
Now bodices havo short basquos
pointed in back and front.
India mull, with rosebud?, is used
for trimming velvet bodices.
Tink hyacinths aro worn with pink,
white, or black dresses.
"Eighteen Century embroidery" io
the namo given new cpeu work.
Ecru Venetian embroidery is used on
black velvet nnd satin dresses.
Ladies wi h Titian red hair delight iu
black satin and jet toilets,
A jabot of laco trims each side of the
square neck of dinner dresses.
Fringes of silver aud pearl beads mc
used for trimming evening dresses.
!Scwpniprs as Feet Wraps.
Complaining of the misery oi n long
journey tho other day to an old friend,
without any foot-warmers in tho car
riage, aud the consequent pain of cold
feet, she told mo that she had a practi
cal lesson given her by a well known
"Tim fx" correspondent on that very
matter. They wero making a lon jour
ney togetherin hitler weather, and could
got no hot water tins put into their car
riage. He at cnee told her not to regret
tho del'uioncy, for his newspaper would
moro than eomptusato for it. So ho
took off her boots, and tearing his paper
iu halves, wrapped each' foot carefully
up iu it. In a few minutes circuhtion
seemed to return to her benumbed feet,
and she assured mo that sho arrived at
tho end of her journey in perfect com
fort, and with warm feet. Such a lesson
was not to bo lost, and my fii'-n l told
mo that sho had resorted to the same
expedient several times with lik- results.
I account for the fact by tho same reas
ons I have given for the extra warmth
of loose clothing generally. Tho boots
fit tightly, possibly, nud prevent free
circulation of warm air outside, aud per
'iaps compress tho tirenhttion of tho
blood inside tho foot. When these are
removed tho paper prevents evaporation
of any animal heat that is generated, and
allows the foot to bo surrounded, as it
wore, with a bath of hut air.
Sunday Afternoon.
Afer tho Sandaydinner, what ? Well,
it depends. A person whoso brain is
wearied with intellectual work during
the week, or whoso nervous system is
exposed to the strain of business or pro
fessional life, ought to sleep, within an
hour or two of his Sunday dinner, if he
can. It is surprising how much like a
seven-day clock tho braiu will work, if
the habit of aSnnday nap be olo. formed.
Nature will take advantage of it as re ;
ularly and gracefully as she does of thn
nightly sleep, and do her best to mako
uj lost time. People on tho other hand
whoso week of toil is chiefly physical,
may well give their minds activity whilo
their bodies are resting, Two sermons
and three or four hours of solid reading
are a real rest to some on Sunday, while
to others such a course amounts to a
positive Sabbath breaking. Sunday is
a day of rest, not of work, religions or
otherwise. It is a day for repose, not
for exhaustion. But what the dogma
tists on one side and the illiberal on the
other are apt to overlook, is the fact that
all men do not rest alike any moro than
they labor alike, and what may help to
save one may aid in killing another.
"Yes, sir," said tho market-man
"plenty of game on hand. What'U yon
hav.o?" Aud tho gentleman replied:
"Oh, I don't wish to purchase any now.
I don't know as I shall want any at all.
Bat I expect to go hunting thir ofejr
coon, aud I just thought I'd mako onro
there was some in the market, in esse I
didn't kill any."
Dr. Ilartij; states that s. strong man
working n hand iiro engino with his
uf mont strength for two minutes eaa do
work amounting to 0.403 in tho highest
and 0.27 of ono horso power in the
lowest maximum attainable.
Heat exchange between the spheres
is active. Every touch of a solar rr.y on
a planet convoys heat energ y from the
sun to tho planet, and thus tho inequal
ity of heat between the orbs of space is
being slowly overcome.
It is well known that a blaek object
on a white prouud will appear to bo
much larger than it really is. A white
stripe, for instance, on a black surface
seems broader than a black stripe on a
white surface, although both bo of the
same width. This phenomenon of siranl
tuneous contrast is physiologically ex
plained by Peter Sehorffer in this way :
When ono of cur senses receives ? doa
bio sensation, ouo of which is active
and strong whilo tho other is weak, it
will 1 e found that the latter is not felt.
This must bo particularly tho caso when
both impressions are of the same kind,
or when n strong effect from m object
on ono of the senses is followed by
another of tho same kind which is milder
and weaker.
If any ono hns lcoked with wonder
and even a certain terror on the yearly
increasing list of graduates from our
medical colleges let them find comfort
in tho fact that diseases aro increasing
in an equal ratio, and will demand all
the cunning of all tho schools to lessen
or altogether do away with their possi
bilities. Barbarism meant tho black
death and many another equally hide
ous means of parting soul and body.
Civilizttion means moro insidious but
equally eilL-aeious methods, nud the
very latest is known and chronicled iu
tho London GMt as "drawing-room
miliaria." no wonld fancy that iu this
apartment, froo from tho traps of sta
tionary washstands and other civilized
ports of entrance for diphtheria and its
tribe, that immunity might bo had, but
a form of low fever has dovelopod, ac
counted for by Professors Klebs, Cm-dc-li
and others as far back ns IS"'.', on
a certain theory demonstrated now by
positive experience to be a fact. Tlants
havo beconio moro and moii an essen
tial portion of the furnishing of such
rooms, aud the heat customarily main
tained in them has filled tho i ir with a
moist vapor arising from th- earth in
which they tire planted. This earth,
rich in organic matter, parts with it
when acted upon by heat in infinitesi
mal poitious inhaled with every breath
and in time poisoning and deteriorating
the blood. The symptoms speedily tako
on the forms noticeable in those who
inhabit marshy places, and only the ro
moval of tho ferns and plants has sccu-cd
permanent relief. High temperature
and no ventilation will bring about
much tho sare.o result, and tho whole
seems to sum up as nu argument for
moro nir and less heat.
1 lie Seovilles.
The Heovilles live in a whito marble
mansion in Chicago, aud a reporter nho
i-iited them found Mrs. Scovillo very
communicative. Sho thinks Guiteau,
her brother, will not bo hanged. Fan
nie fvKivil'iO, thecldest daughter, and a
very good-looking as well as most in
telligent young lady, is tho flower of
tho family. Sho hates reporters pas
sionately, aud knows how to answer
them as tho following will show :
"I don't dislike reporters as gentle
men," nuswered Miss Fannie, but bo
consc of their business. Ever since the
shootinp, this houso has been in a state
i.f soige with men of your profession.
Sometimes we have had three of them
all nt cnee, standing guard on the front
stoop. Thoy almost worrried my life
out for a time, but I havo got over
tb it."
"And you say you caa tell a reporter
as far as you can see ono ?"
"Your experience should convinco
you of that fact without asking mo."
"How can you tell them from other
people ?''
"I don't know how I do it, only I do.
They come up here so quiet and nice
nnd speak so soft and ptli'ely, and
sympathize w.ith ytm so tenderly, and
all the time they are edging their way
to the front door, and once they got
isfo the parlor it is useless to protest.
They won't go ont, no matter what I
say. They'll just take a book from the
table aud begin reading. Of course
they act gentlemanly, and treat me with
all tho politeness of a chevalier, and
what am I to do ? The worst of it is,
they go away and print a lot of stuff
without a particle of truth in it."
"Is misrepresentation a rule ?''
"How nice of yon to ask me that ; of
course you wouldn't do such a thing ;
you wonld not misrepresent ns and say
I slammed the door iu your face ; oh,
no, you couldn't be induced to say
such a thing, bnt I wouldn't like to
trust yon, all the same."
' I assure yon, Miss Scoville, I "
"Oh, yes, they all say that, so you
may stop where you are and save your
nice things for some cne who will ap
preciate them and believe them."
Daisies nud Clover.
Little nil ! upon tho xtreet,
Laughing eyi-s an 1 tii;iiir,' ft" !,
With your hau ls nil I iiiiiilu over
Uni.-y lio"in nnd ll 'vers of clover
Vo 1 to me a picture li in'
if l"in;-loit, Plumy spring :
Waring . 1 an 1 Minuet nl-.i- a
Co.ue like dreams nf j-iira Iim-.
Little prl, when ciuniii ihvm
Hold fur you their nieliiorii s,
Wh'-u iu wi.'iii.i.ilio'i while hind
I'litl slmll liappih imr i!ay Hand,
Ki i p yotir ehildinh liiilhs n-i hwo-I
Ah the hioHiims at vo ir fi i,
Tho' your him la no more run over
With theduiiie- at.l 'he clover.
Nome day, little m i: Ii n fnir,
With the win .t,,,..ed, .11:1;.- ii.i r.
Ml.lil 0' ll'l-dl .it o, r-.S MM'.'t pnilSf'M,
That are nweeier 1 1 : n Hie d.iiith s :
Woman's h p' :n I wnuan'.-' i 'vo -S.ei
tin rj ! hi !io:.i le .c ;i
With 'In - -I. Ii !! 1. ti ' t un in !,
le.,, ;.!,.-,. ,1.,1-v I ... .:.. . e'.iver.
Tho reco::t lo-s t-f iif by II ro has in
duced the pioj.lo of ilainillon,, to
try dropping from upper windows into
sliCi Is heM b'.-y by way of pnetico.
A policeman win bally hurt ly a trial
leap from the roof f u three-story
house, but a girl performed tho foat
.several times sncei-s.-fully, an-1 offers, on
n wager, to double tho lieigtlt.
Tho festival of Easter u od to be ob
served ou the fourteenth day of tho
moon, the same a:' tho Jew ish Passover.
Bat tho Council ef Nice, ."25 A. D., or
dered Easier tobo celebrated on the
Sunday next sreeccding tho full moon
that comes on or next aftor the vernal
equinox March 21, milking Easter a
movable holiday.
Sbrovo Tued iv derives its name from
tho ancient practice in tho Church of
Borne of corf 's.sing i ins being tho day
1 rior to the bejiLtiing of L'nt, it may
occur on any day between the 21 of
February aud the S.h of March. This
year it fell on February 21. In Scot
land it is called Fasten'.-) E'ea.
He who thinks much r-nys but littlo
in proportion to bis lliougbts. IIo se
lects that language which will convey
bin id')4' in the most implicit and direct
manner. He tries to compress as muck
thought as possible into a few words.
j tho eoutraty, tho man who talks
everlastingly nnd pronii.-eotidy, who
seems to have an cxln useless magazine
of sound, enwds so r.;:ny werds
into his thotioht.i timt ho id way d ob
scures, and frvq'tently cottcsal t them.
A printer should til ways marry a good
typo of girl.
Adam mi-sd one of Mi? luxuries of
life. Hoeoullii'l l.U'gU in his sleeve.
Au exi'hungo says tho Nihilists
threaten to put Alexander, III. "iu a
hole." Wouldn't that be Czar chasm ?
"I'll untke u nolo of this," as tho
sharper said w hen ho got u farmer to
write his name on apiece ofpnper.
Michi,oa!i produces!,: j:e salL than any
other slain ie. th - fuioii, and yet tho
average Mitl icander i ; pretty fresh.
Beacon mo s: "i;-. adii rra'jcs a full
man." That must be the Heading in
Pennsylvania whore- the brewe-ry is lo
cated. The shoo worn 1 -y a ho; s.? is a wrought
iron shne, bu' when tlr. horse loses tho
shoo from its foot it becom-rs a east-iron
Fritz has been liunliug no the pedi
gree of Dr. Tanner, the celebrated
hungry man, and finds ho is a very
ancient lineage, Tito forty-third veree
of chapter nine, Vets of Apostles, reads:
"And it eamo to pi-s that ho tarried
mannv Java with one Simon A Tanner."
A l'( rpi tiiiil l(-p-(ioi'K'P.
Within au hour's drive from Phila
delphia may be witnessed ouo of tho
strangest sights in I his country a per
petual ice-porgc. This gorge exists at
the foot cf the Blue Mountains, back of
Swattswood Lake and Middleville, and
is but a few miles west of Newton. It
is several hundred yards in extent, from
ten to thirty feet deep, with numerous
caves and clefts in the rock whero the
iee lios. The main gorge is located bnt
a short distance from the mountain, and
tho shade at that spot is very dense, tho
sun apparently never penetrating it.
The entire bottom of tho gorge is cov
ered with thick, clear io.i, and the crev
ices and caves aro filled with it. That
it is a natural ice-house, there can bo no
tloubt. Hundreds of tons might be
taken out without appreciably decreas
ing tho quantity. Much of this great
mass has doubtless lain there for years,
tho ice gradually melting on top and
being added to each year. Tho ther
mometer, which during a "hot spell"
registereel one hundred and three de
grees in Newton, marked just thirty
eight degrees at the same timo at tho
bottom of tho gorge too ccld for a
person to remain there any length of
time. A few feet from one end of the
gorge a spring of tho most delicious,
sparkling water babbles np through the
ijc. It tastes slightly of iron, and is
very sntisfyitg to thirst. This water,
stands at thirty-four degrees about as
f c 0 Id as one could comfortably drink it

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