St Joseph Herald Saint Joseph, Michigan Saturday, December 4, 1869

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St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
Saturday, December 4, 1869 - she boys a tor rest that of her with no babe...
she boys a tor rest that of her with no babe has constant that broke the through made loveliness ele- aught New the commencing does a who To briskly the is to man, and great "He! and individual life. Letter from the Coming Man. " To the HON. MBS. STANDISTI, M. C.-My Honored Wife: It is nearly 10 o'clock, the children are safely tucked in beel, although the week's mending stares me in the face, I snatch a moment to in writing to you. " Can you spare a few moments the cares and honors of a public life read a few words from your fond and obedienl husband ·' I would gladly wrile oflener, but you know my numerous anel some of my duties seem very awkward to my unpracticed hand. To be sure I gained some experience duringyour absence in Iho campaign before election, but do what I will, skimming the milk not my forte, anel as for working the butler with my hands as you told me, mess! I suggested to Betty the other i day--very meekly--thai the duly to her, but she indignantly refused. Slie says you always took care of the milk before you went into politics, and it's business ol hers if your head is turned. I do the best I can, but really, Betty litilc hard to suit. I " Then tLere is the sewing girl. a time she gives me with her questions. I woulel pack her out of the house the dear children are so shabby, and getting so nervous I cannot sew. " By the way, what can be the with the pickled cabbage ? We opened jar of it the other day, and it is not nice. Betty says the onions spoiled it, I am sure, dear, you told me to use to give it relish, or was it horse-radish instead of onions? I declare, I am quite bewildered. The spiced currants, too, arc terribly strong. Could I have made take in putting them up, and used instead of spice ? You sec I cannot the cook-book that you said was in house, and I have been so short of that buying one was not to be thought Couldn't you make the next month's allowance a little larger ? Maggie's toes out of her gaiters, and her best hat is shocking. " Write me a lone letter as soon get this, and come home for the if you can be spared. But you must expect us to look so very nice, though wear myself out. I sweep and dust week ot my life, and insist upon the children keeping their playthings and traps under the table--out of the way there, you see--and so much handier if hung up out of the little one's " Your faithful husband, " MOSES STANDISH. " P. S.--What shall I give the lie has the colic ? The other night I him painkiller, and you can hardly imagine how he screamed. I think it have been temper, he got so red in face. Betty says I ought to give syrups, but then I am firm. Syrup is good butter cakes; but I'll never believe it cure colic without your orders. Baby one tooth. M. S. " P. S. again.--What sTuill I do ? just came to the nursery to give that she will leave to-morrow. I was going to learn how to make bread week. I cannot leave the children to another girl, and Betty says she won't ordered around by a great staring But I ought not to annoy you with trifles. YOUR MOSES." The Deacon aud the Wasp. A worthy deacon in a town of

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