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THE ttPPER DBS M01NES, ALGONA, IOWA. WEDNESDAY, MAY 6,1891. MM AND CABBED. INCOMPLETENESS. Not he who first beholds the aloe clow. M»y think to g^e npon Its perfect flowers, He tends, he hopes; but ere- the blossom blow, There needs a centnry of snn and shower. Be shall not see the product of his toll ; Tet was his worn neelected or ill-done, Did he not prune the bungha and dig the soil, Hat perfect blossom ne'er might meet the sun. Perhaps he has no prescience of his hne, Nnnght of Its form and fragrance can foretell; Yet In each snni-haft, in eacfi head of dew, Faith, passing knowledge, tells him he does well. lives, O, fellow men ! pass even so, We watch and toll, nnd with no seeming gam; The future, which no mortal may foreknow, May prove our labor was not all In vain. But what we sow we may not hope to reap, Perfect fruition may not seek to win: Not till, work weary, we have fnllen as'eep, Shall blossom blow, or fruit be gathered in. Let it be so. Upon our darkened eyes A light more pure than n< or.tiderays,8hall shine If puln of ours helped our race to rise, By juet one hulr s breadth, nearer the divine. Upward and outward, plant-like, li f e extends Grows fairer as it doth the more aspire; Never completed, evermore It sends. A branch out, striving higher Btlll and higher. Because so great, it must be incomplete, IJav* endless possibilities of growth, Strength to grow stronger, sweetness still more sweet, Teaming toward God, who is the source of both. —Chamber's Journal, FARM NOTKS. Keep the brood-rnare doing light work. Exercise, if not too severe, will be beneficial to her. When America produces its own sugar from beets and cane grjwn on American soil, our industrial independence will ba achieved. 'i Jn grafting the main things are to^ave the inner bark of scion meet the inner .bark of stock nnd that the cleft is made water tight by wax. Tbe soil for beeth should be plowed from 12 to 15 irc-biva deep, and as much of the beot ior>t g rown beneath the surface as possible. Horses that are well cared for and carefully used will keep in a good condition on a ration (hat if neglected would full far short of supplying the needs of the system. Raw onions chopped fine and fed once or twice a week to both old and young fowls are beneficial. They serve as a tonic and stiuiulent. and promote health and vigor in this way, plenty of good, fertile eggs. Onions fo It is an easy matter to grow onions for § ickling, as they should be of small size. ow the seed very thickly in thero\vs>, and use the mild Italian varieties, such as the Rueen. These onions will also grow to large size, 'but for pickling the thick sowing of seed, so as to crowd the plants, will prevent rapid growth. 'Waste Cni'dorg. We know some large _ farmers who utilize waste corners of their farm by planting locust trees on them, to be cut every few years when large enough for fence posts. After once betting, a locust tree renews itself, sprouting readily if cut in fall or wnter, and the new sprout making a more rapid growth than young trees could do. The tops and refuse of the trees are good for fuel, and a locust plot of less than an aero thus in fuel and fence material gives as good profit as the labor required as dp any farm crops. It is at least a variation of farm practice that many farmers might try wilh advantage. JSai'ly Planting. The ground can scarcely be gotten in condition too early for pens, •• lettuce, onion, cnrrot, parsnip nnd vegetable oyster, these are all semi-hardy plants, and are not injured by light frosts. Soa\e of them germinate so slowly that their seed should be soaked and kept near the stovo a day or more, so that it is nearly ready. Lettuce i& often sown in fall too late to come up, and it is from such self-feeding that the earliest salad on many farmers' tables is supplied. Lettuce thus grown may bo transplanted while small, or after a crop of leaves luive been removed and will head earlier than it can from the earliest spring sowing. Care In setting Fruit Trees. . If fruit trees have been ordered be as careful to provide suitable holes to set them in as to lay by the money to pay. Be sure and keep x all manure away from the roots, and if the trees are dry and shrivelled, if you accept them at all , bury xoot and branch in moist, garden s:>il for a day or two. Then having set fruit trees and paid ^our money, keep the cattle away and look after their welfare, and you are liable to call your tree agent an honest man. A Farmer's ^Economy. The life of a farmer's career is the practice of economy. This is not merely in the matter of cash paid out, but includes every minute's work, every seed bought, every animal used, every hour spent in labor. If anything is lavishly spent it leads to waste, and also favors waste in others. There are two sides to this question, as to all others. Work slighted is not economy; beasts ill fed is rot economy; land worked hard with crop after crop ami no manure is not economy, True economy builds up, never drags down. A man who thoroughly practices economy, no matter how poor when he begun, surely rises to a state of comfort, then affluence, then to an honorable, contented, happy old age, an honor to himself and country. Good Water and Shit, for Stock. Lst your stock have plenty of salt and good running water, and they will give better return in growth, milk and butter than they will to drink dead and stagnant water from some old slough-hole ami have a craving for salt. 'Tis a good plan to provide a box, under the shed from the storm and damp weather, filled with salt, so that they can help themselves freely as appetite or craving demands. 'Tis just as essential that cattle should have salt two or three ti'ues a week, during the spring or summer, as food and waier. 1 have seen cows come within an ace of dying, just for the need of salt. The owner thought, as many others do, that the cattle could live and thrive without salt. Cabbajje AYoira Remedy. W. S. S. of Chi'-ago writes: I have thoroughly tried bubach, tar oil water, and everything else I csuld hear or read of for the cabbage worm and signally failed. I tried collecting the butterfly, but found that would not do, for it cost mire than the cabbage is worth. Finally i tried hot water, and ihls did the business. I have used it three years. Have the water at from 150 to 160° (Fahr.), and put it on with a common tin sprinkler. 1 begin it as soon as I find a worm or a hole in the leaf, and seldom have to give the plants more than three doses in the season. The water is hot enough to kill the_ worm, but does not injure the plant, and it will pass between the leeves while the powders will not. This remedy costs nothing, and its application only the time used in applying it. The Kitchen Garden. No farm is complete without a goo-1 garden and now is the time to push work therein. The first requisite is a rich, well- drained soil, and southern exposure is best. Garden ground should be heavily manured and thoroughly prepared as soon as it can be worked. Good seed is a prime factor. Plants enoagh for a farmer's f ar den can be started in window _ or itcheu garden boxes, thus dispensing witn a hot-bed. Radishes, lettuce ana early peas are usually the first crops sown. Beets, spinach, onions, etc., may be sown early; but beans, cucumbers and all others of Ihemellon family, tomatoes, etc., are too tender for sowing before the corn planting season. Cabbage and tomato plants can usually be bought cheaper than they can be raised. Asparagus and pie plant should be grown plentifully in every garden. Succession crops of radishes, lettuce, etc.—may be secured by sowing at respective seasons. Any farmer can have a good garden by preparing the ground well, planting properly, and in season, and giving it, timely and thorough cultivation. K» pertinents With Oats. The following is an abstract of a bulletin of the Ohio experiment station, soon to be published: The oat crop of the Ohio for 1890 was one of the poorest on record; it was quite the poorest at the experiment station, owing to the attack of a peculiar disease which caused the blades to turn yellow when the oat plants were about six inches high, arid stunted their growth throughout the season. Only four out of the fifty-four differently named sorts tested by the station in 1890, yielded so much as thirty-three bushels per acre; those were: Imported American Dakota Gray, White Canadian and State of North Dakota. These were followed close by Monarch Early Dakota, Black Tartarian and Wide Awake. In a series of tosts, extending over seventy years, the Monarch Early Dakota, Whie Shoenen, Rust Proof and Kansas Hybrid have given the largest yield. In general, five to eight pecks of seed oats have given a larger yield than a larger quantity; and drilling has been followed by better props than broadcast seeding. An experiment in steeping seed oats in hot; water indicates that by this method the greater portion of the loss from the smut of oates may be prevented. Tbe process briefly stated, is as follows: Have two vessels, in" one of which water is kept warmed to about 120 degrees, Fahrenheit, and in the other to as nearly exactly 135 decrees as possible. Have a basket of wire netting, or a loose splint basket covered with cloth. The water baths must be lartre enough to admit this baskst. Fill the basket wilh seed grain und immerse it in the cooler bath, keeping it there and stirring it round until all the grains are warmed, then lift it out and pludge it into the hot bath, where it should remain from eight to ten minutes, being stirred or agitated meanwhile. Then remove it and dip it into cold water or spread the grain out and throw cold water over it, after which dry it sufficiently for sowing. The effectiveness of this method depends upon having the water hot enough to destroy the smut germs, which may be ad- heiing to the outside of the grains of cats, but not so hot as to destroy the germ of the oats. Experiment has demonstrated that this may be accomplished by soaking the grain in water of the temperature indicated. The reason for using two vessels is!. that it one vessel were used the water would be cooled too much by the cold grain to accomplish the purpose in view, or, if it were heated hot nnougli to do this, it would be so hot as to destroy the vitality of much of the grain. THE UOUsEHOJ-,1). A SONG .FOK KATHJfiR, TOO. UKNBY DENVER. responding benefit. The moral and physical world gives abundance of this. Rales for Happiness. Here are two or three good rules which may help you to become happier than you would bj without knowing them; but as to being completely happy, that you cannot be till you get to heaven. '•The first, is, "Try your best to make other? happy.' 'I never was happy.' sit id a certain kinsr, 'till I began to taKe pleasure in the welfare of my~ people! and ever since then, in the darkest day, I have had sunshine in my heart.' "My second rule is, 'Be content, with little.' Theie' are many good reasons for this rule. We deserve but little, and 'better is little with the fear of God, than great treasures and troubles therewith.' Two men were determined to be rich, but they set about in different ways, for the one strove to raise bis means to his desires, while the other did his best to bringdown his desires to his means. The result was, the one who coveted much was always repining, while he who desiied but little was always contented. "My third rule is, 'Look on the sunny side of things.' , 'Look with hopeful eyes. Though all tilings seem forlorn; Tbe Mm that sets to-nlirht will neu Again to-morro\y morn, The skipping lambs, the singing lark and the leaping firsh tell us that happiness is confined to one place; God, in his goodness, has spread it abroad on the earth, in the air and in the waters." The world is bettor for the songs That tell of mother's love; ^.There sweetest echoes o'or slwll.float Around the Troiie nlx^e. But do not ever piiute to think, At eve when work is through. That zephyrs from the south bhould bring A song tor fntbur, too? May summer's choicest petals fall On mossy banks wo know, To take away tlm chill wo feel g.P!- When cciines ihe di if I ing mow, Yet while we weep beside the wound Where Bleeps a mother true, Let greatCul tear drops bear to earth A song tor father, too. The blndeaof memory's grass are preen, Fortlm handlhat Hinouthed our brow, We foel agiiit) the irentle touch Where silver ininjilei- now, Yfit whon the ulglit bird's Ptulilogt notes Brine tlion;;liiB our childhood knew, Let not the heart fnrjjut to sing A song for father, too. "A GOOD name is rather to be chosen than great riches." IT is not calling your neighbors names that settles a question.— Dinraeli. TiiEHEis no royal road to learning; and what is life but learning': 1 — Dickens. TUEUK is sure no greater wisdom than well to time the beginnings and onsets of things,— Lord Bacon. IT is better to have oue friend of grent value than many friends who are good for nothing. —Anarciiarnis. THE question is frequently asked, "Is the world growing better?" A more jm- portant question for each one of us is: "Am I growing better?'' "LovE is like fliime—light as many fresh flames at it. as you will, it grows, instead of diminishing by (he dispersion." The story of life, to OHR who has reached advanced agp, seems to him like a dream. He cannot discredit the story which his own memory tells; yet ho wanders and muses over the long line of events in the past. Happy is the man who, when he thus dreams finds no occasion tojreuret the unforgotten conduct of the past. The way to lay the basis for pleasant memories is to live right in each present moment. Mo Good EnTurt is Lout. My fi m belief in the normal government of the world wi'l not suffer me to think that any good effort is ever entirely lost or that any strenuous and honest endeavor to improve the condition of man is ultimately in vain. Oue effort may seem insulated and infffi jacious: one endeavor may appear sterile and fruitless, b«t many take an aggregate that is always, sooner or later, productive of a eor- How to Cliooso Friends. In a matter so important as the making of friendships, there should be the greatest care. A distinct choice should bo made. It is the easiest, thing in the world to get friends, especially in our large cities! where "sharks" abound. The young man can pick them up on every street corner. But that is just the sort of associates with whom he should have nothing to do. He should allow no one to be intimate with him who does not measure up to the standard of real worthiness. We think it would be well for young people to observe a few rules in the cho'ce of friend. Let the following, at least, be thought of: ' • Never choose others afjf riend* simply because they have money, or belong to what is called "good society." There are doubtless many belonging to wealthy families, or who move in fashionable circles, who are entirely worthy of confidence, but they should be selected *or their worth, and not for the external advantages they eo?m to offer. Never choose others as friends merely because they dress well, or are attractive in their personal 'appearance. Some of the greatest mistakes which young people make ore along this line. It should always be remembered that a handsome face and the best- fitting cloy be the masks of a shallow brain and evil heart. O Never choose as friends those whose habits are bad. Shun such people as you would a viper or a pestilence. Never choose as friends those who make a mock of religion. True friendship and religious reverence are twin sisters. THE KITCHEN. SALT I'OUK F1UTTK11S. Cut the meat thin and freshen it, fry it delicately and dip into a batter prepared for griudle cakes, fry each one to a delicate brown and serve with sour apples sliced and fried in a little of the pork gravy. PAIIIY OMELET. Beat six eggs separately; to the yolks add six tablespobnfuls of milk; season, heat pan, with a bit of butter, and pour in, slipping the beaten white.* last on top. Cover for a minute. When done serve on a Blatter, letting the white and yellow parts alternate with a garnish of green. JUMBLES. One cupful of butter, three cupfuls o£ sugar, four eggs, one tuanpounfui of baking powder, mix wilh milk and roll over veiy thin, cut into small cakes just before removing them from the oven, bhuko over each cake coarse bugar, watch them carefully and remove thum from the oven when delicately browned, FIG PUDDING. Pound one quarter of a_ pound of figs in a mortar, and mix with them one-halt pound of biead (.rumbs, and four ounces ot beef suet mixed wilh fine and the same quantity of pou tided loaf sugar, mix these ingredients well with two beaten eggs and a cupiul of new milk. Put the pudding in a buttered mould, aud boil four nours. COMMON Eaa SAUCE, Two eggs and a half pint of prepared butter sauce; boil the eggis lor twcuty minutes, tlieu take them ouo aud put them in cold water until thoroughly cold; shell them, cut them into dico-liko pieces aud put the pieces into a hut sauce lurutri aud pour the boiling sauco over them; Btir the sauce round to mix the eggs thoroughly with it and it is leatiy lor tuo tabio. SMALL lllCE CAKliS. One quarter of a pound or! rice, quarter of u pound ot butter, one quarter ot a pound ot sugar, four eggs; b<;ai the butter to a crcauj; add to it me rice, previously boiled well; juld the sugar; Utsac tho yolks uijd the whiles of the eggs separately; stir in the yolks and. mix wull together, theu add the whites, beatuu to a stiff iroth; make a smooth paste and bakts in goui tins. PANSIES. Do yon remember one fair day f We mot.asupnal en the way As we were wont to meet; Our HIIS yet holding hy the cpel! Of silence, though our eyes might tell, That new-found lovt? was sweet. I hold a hunch of panties, Mne, Yellow and purple— every hue That pnn*y llowers can take; Yon looked nt them, yon looked at m<i. Oh, l^ove, how stormy ix the pea Thy waves of memory make! Yon looked at me with temtor cyea; Love's rosy dawning tilled the skies, And grew apacfl to noon. Ah I is It but a year ago? One fleeting round ot pun and snow, One Christinas! iile, one .Itino? Twelve changing month?, and now Island, The fndKl panslt'S In my hand, That were so lrp?h last year, Hath low, too. failed? Lovo that came A holier gift than wealth or fame; Your love that was so dear? Could not yon trust me? I am true; I would ho leal and faithful through The worst that fate could bring; In evil, as In hnppycnpp, In honor, or In snaino of facf, My love would c.lasn and r.llnc. Will you not trust me, dear, nnd make poor heart— aching for yo lad with a look, a word? Mnv not these faded paneles speak Of love that yet. Its love shall srek, As seeks Its main a bird? 1 know not: time alone can tell, 1 wait and hope, all may be well; Niiy, all Is well to-day; I have beiMi loved: and pansy-llowers Of thought shall touch my darkest hours With lints of blue and gray. I have been lovnl, lhou< h nevermore Yonreyi's moot mine, as hcrutotoro With lovo thai scon ed dlvlno. I count my lojues and my gains: If much be lost, ynt much remains, And all that much Is mine. I hnvn been loved. It was no dream, Itut hlossod sttiTlyi though l''nl«'s stream iMny part my Hit 1 from yoiin.. You loved me through a long, swi-ot year, And lol y-nii muni not. wander, dear, That my poor lovo enduii's. —All tho Year liound. JJICKIK'S ISN'J'JJAl'Al ENT. Of couree you know Dickie Spponer. No you don't! but I sityyou do, if you nre anybody yourself nnd know what's what tind who's who, us you cnn't help doing if you road the newspapers. Well, then, you know Dickie Spoonor, though perhaps not by Unit name, for, though ho is one of tho heaviest of Philadelphia's heaviest swells and cuts a prominent ligure at all th;i grandest nspemblics und most exclusive parties, he is, lifter all, ti very modest littlo chap at heart, and 1 would not (lure to Citll l.im his ronl lunno right out loud in meeting for fwir I hat ho would never recover irom the shock. But _ you will know who I mean so it's till right, and if you're tifllicled with chronic obtuseness and can't gue-s, jtiht drop mo a.lino, enclosing a stamp uncl I'll toll you in the strictest conth'enoe. Dickie's blood being of the real cerulean tint, he could not, be anything but un honorable gentleman; but lio has his faults, and one of these in that a bumpi.'i- or champngno presented by a small white hand is simply irresistible to him. Now Penelope- Hunt knew this and availed herself very cleverly of Dickie's weakness. She had been trailing him for years, but, for all the traps hhe sot ho nevnr <|ui:o thrust his head in, and at last. Ponolopo and her mamma, as mighty a Nimrod us there is before the Lord decided upon a superb cup d'etat, which was to forcw tho gay and thoughtless Spaoner into spider's little parlor, whether he liked it or not. They had him up to dinner one night, when no other guests were there to prove the bulwark, and between them plied him steadily with Mamm's extra dry. Tho polite Dickie protested feebly, but his "Ah, renlly, really now, you arc very land indeed, but i think! will take no more," was hi:edud about as much, or as little rather, as the renowned lly's bu/,/.ing WllH brtvin fever, nnd nffer Ipftting insttucMpns thai not n human being was to sre him. departed lo pay «s many calis ns he could before midnight to circulate the news Unit Dickie Spooner Iny raving nv.ul and that the attack had been several days coming on. Upon which many of the sick man's- friends m-ollrctcd distinctly Hint they had noticed that his manner had beon itrango and flighfy. "Uh, say, Devcreus!" protested Dick it 1 . "It feels as if this was not honor--" "Hush, you're raving. I toll y< n. old boy. Look here-- to bo serious, thotijrh. wem you, or wen; you not ?" "I wasn't, of course, but " D"Well, then, you weren't nnd tlint'sjpre- ciscly the pica on which we < nre going to Hive you, you idiot, nnd isn't it according lo your own account?" Dickie subsided, and Dcvorrux, with a proternahinlly jjrievrd countenancf, set out to follow Dr. Lancet's example. Ho called also on llic fnir I'enelope, who accompanied by hor mother, entered, looking exceedingly conscious, but their countenances tioon'chnnged comically as the story of Diekie'sjleliruun cumo out. "Tho doctors—he's had six—nil say that ho must linvo been crazy—chiirk crnzy—for days. When .did you see him InstV Didn't you notice bis pecvtlinr notion? Everybody SIIVH there not surprised to henr his Might- inlwa turned into brain fover, for they could see it was coming on?" "How did they net, Dcvercus? Do you think they believed it?" <|iieried Dickie nnxiouHly when his benefactor returned to him. "'Course they didn't; you can'I t'.atch weasels asleep, old ehnp;butit don't mutter what they believe. They 'can't siiy they don't, nnd the people in our class don't have brench-ot-promiso cases.' 1 For tho next week or so they tiitido poor Dickie's life n burden: they sweated him down, they itinssmgod him, they Btnrved noon ot.n Some OI<! <:n*torh* \Vhl«h Shonld 5T«if*fr gn out of Fnnhlon. The enchnnlmer.t of distance, like the hnzc of Indian-summer, is cndeniftble. but it is atmospheric. It is not a part of thc j thing seen, it is the medium through which we see it. The old-fashion winter is such a winter as sometimes occured when thpry was not a new-fasnipned winter, thai ia to say, thai sometime* winter \vns mild, sometimes severe, as it i.-i now. Hufc there is no good old-fashion quality—heroism, self-sacrifice, manly persistence, truthfulness, and honor in all —which tins gone out of fashion, Oeniup, indeed, fluctuates from age to age. There nre splendid epochs of art nnd literature; the ngo of Augustus; of the Medici; of Kliznbeth; but the use ofltlinrnck-r, of nnd private virtue is perpetual. One voice mny whisper that the Decalogue nnd the go den rule have nothing to uo with politics. Cut a greater voice, swelling into a r,horu« of conviction, silen,:es it by stty- intr that polities are moral principles applied to public affairs. 'Ihe beauty of the, moral universe, like that of visible nature, never becomes oltl-fnshioned.— From the Editor's Knsy Chair, bv George William Curtis, in Harper's Magazine for April. w <) STriTuFi' i i's if iai "u u Y. Oko of the MoM Hcmnrltnblo O|iorntloii» on An experiment was made recently in Cincinnati of tho most delicate and dangerous character which WIIB no less than the attempt to enlarge tho skull ot a little girl nnd thus save from a life ot darkness one whoso head would not permit tho natural growth of her brain and made her an idiot. Tho mother had two children, both girls, uuwn, fi.ev mussugod him, they starved 0 »° Hixlo ,°" ,' uul "10 other four, Tho him. Ihi'v pbymceil him. they wouldn't older one mil heen an idiot from child- let, him have a drop of wine. In short, wood ami the youiiKer ono ijuvo evidence 1 ol boniK similarly unfortunate, never having Hpohen n word or pluyod about nt other children, The mother begged the help and interest of the hospital authorities, and the child w.n admitted. The litlie Kill's features were regular, almost prelly, and her little figure strong and well tormed. IJut the sad story of hor life wan written in hor f.tce. No intelligence was t'jero; no light in tho eyes, none of they re duced him from a plump,well-conditioned figure to a slip of human flui-'h, but when ho remonstrated or oven .-howed signs of rebellion, he was promptly quenched by a "Do you wnut to get married?" And then Ihero were other complications. Flowers, fruit, and dainty dishes poured in upon him, for, being rich und plenty able lo buy for himself, there were plenty to snvo him the expense. Now, if ho had been some poor, starving wretch! But, pshaw! that's a ditl'erent mutter altogether. When Dickie WHS once, more convalescent ho went to cull on the Hunts, nnd, though l,he,v wore ice, und tlccttind mow, he rattled on glibly nnd smilingly of this bull and that dinner, gave hiw views on religion, polities, ami science, and took his leave, with (.8 grneoful nnd racy a bow as you ever saw. You believe you ltno\\ who" Penelope Hunt wns, do you? All rij>ht, but don't you mention Dickie Spooner to her.—I'hilidolpliia Times. A N15W~U01M>'SON CKUSO1S. A Man round on an Unknown Ixliuul Fifty JVI.lluH From £1111 .Joe. News received from Sau Joe, the capital of Costu Rica, sajs that in a recent return cruise from tho const of Patagonia to tho port, of Sunn Crux, the Argentine revenue cutter Sun Juan sighted and came to anchor 0ft'nn island hitherto unknown, fifty miles from tihoro, three niik'H long by ono milo -vide, averaging probably thirty feel; above high tide, vilh a rocky, almost perpendicular coast, lino, extremely tedious of ascent. In tho interior, ho\viver, it was found to be. well wooded, and tho captain of the cutler reports having encountered in his rambles many species of wild animals and thousands ol' birds. A number of clear, sparkling, fresh-water springs were seen. Beside one. of these u huii'an footprint was discovered. A anarch oC the vicinity led to the r'»»H ,. H..J . -•' . by the very pressing spider. "Just, ono I finding ol; u man ashep upon the ground, more with me Mr. Spootinr," tho fair close by (hobeach. Ho was r orfoctly <lo : Ptnelnpe would cry and silly Dickie would glass," and the g Ouujfh. It is not generally known that the dough of raised biscuits or rolls can be kept; bcv- eral da)s well covered m au earthen bowl in tbo refrigerator, do Unit, freali rolls c«,n be mudu Iroui it on beveral Buccensive moriuiigs. What is more delightful than olil-iualuoiied loatcake? For buch a cake take ihreH cuj's of raised dou^h. Tue dough of light bread or of biscuits will do. Add two cup^ of sugar, three-quarters of a cup of melted butler, two eggd and spices to the taste. Work thesa ia- gredienu together thoroughly for at least ulteuii minuies. Add a cup of raisins if you wish. I'our the cake into bquare paus and let it rise half au hour, b-jiug carelul to cjver it with a thick cloih lo prevent a hard crust forming over it. iiake it one hour in it mjdenttu bread oven. _ biitilil alms. The other day t'rotci-sor Charles A. Young the eminent Princeton astronomer, was chatting about oaironomy in the court of the Palace Howl, iSau t'raauioco, when numb one itnUed liiiu, "\Vh.it is to you, profi'Ssor, the mo^t wonderful and Btaruiug lact in astronomy?" "Well," said the professor, "I should say the fact that your gieat Lick telescopy reveala about lOO.OuO.OUO of starn, ana that every one ot ttieui is a eun, theoretically aud by auolugy t-'iviug light and hoac to hit* plaiieu. You know the Lick telecupe reveals gtan so small that it would require SU.OOO ot them tolw visible to the nuked drink the one more glass, and tho ono more, till he was very, very mellow and an easy prey for his Deliab. S'ho took him into a pretty little room, all perfume, flowers, and easy chairs, and with the light judiciously subdued to hido the powder and the—the other business on her face; wrought on tho fellow's feelings by talking Ihe usual stuff about her lonely misunderstood life, her yearnings for lovo and sympathy in the midst of tho world's hollow gnyety, and so on url nuuseum, till Dickie, unusually soft-hearted—the wino was still in his veins—was about lo weep, and to save himself from this proposed! Penelope turned, shy, and f-iultered a yes just audible, but Btill audible, and overwhelmed at her own boldness ran to tho door and called hermamniu, who came and gave her blessing. Dickie, nearly sobered by his folly, got away as soon as possible and v/ent homo to sleep his headache off. When ho awoke the memory of his capture swept over him like a wave, and he sunk prostrated in utter miocry, till R.tndle Devcreux enuio to look him up, when tho wretched Spooler poured forth his tale of woo and mudne.ss to his friend. ''Well, Dickie, 1 always said .you weroafiol," s.tid Devereux candidly, "but you have reached heights 1 never dreamed of you scaling. However, c'u"( j r up! Behold, a Dovpreux to tho rescue! It is a st'rupe too horriblo to leave you in another day, for Iho Hunt has tracked you with u determined cruelty that aroii'oa indignation in the most! callous heart, and mine for you, my genlle hid, is putty. 1 must balk her of her prey; but how, huh how? To work, my mighty brain, tind in tho CIWKC of friendship si rain even my prodigious strength and Hi me how." Dickie groaned despairingly. "Look here, Di'verctjx! OF course 1 know Penelope Hunt has meant to marry mo for some timo, and that sho has been rather unscrupulous in carrying her point; but bhe's a woman and I'm hanged if I'm going to do anything dishonorable in tho matter. No. not if I do have to marry her!" "Pfbaw, my dear boy, who wants you lo writo her a noto saying you've lihungi'd your mind and real y can't come to taw? Give mo a moment and I'll show you a bt'Uirand quite as fttVciual plan. 1 know us, woll an you that 'Brutus in an honorable man. 1 " Damon strode once or twice tip and down the pretty bedroom, while Pythias watched htm anxiously, when springing at Spooner Diivermx tore his dress.ng gown from his (moulders, IniBtled him into bed, and pulling the covers on him laid a wet haiuik'-rchiof on hw brow. "What on eatth?' 1 gulped Dickie. '•Jlu<h, hush, my poor chap, your arc very ill. Lie still and don't let a soul disturb you. I'll instruct your man about it while I go for a doctor. Devereux was off ere the confused patient could prote-t, arid returned in a few minutes witk young Dr. Lancet, to whom, a jolly good fellow and aii intimate friend of Spooner, Devereux confided the history of the cate. The doctor looked grave, felt of Dickie's puUe, and pronounced him suffering from void of clothing; but a snow-white beard and hair reached nearly to his knees. When first, awakened ho attempted to escape und acted like a wild man, but, being captured, soon recovered his speech. Ho was a native of Spain, 48 years old and gavo his nanio Mariano Rodriguez. He snid ho had shipped from Montevideo in 1880 in on American schooner from New York, bound around tho Horn. A violent titorm had cast tho veuse! upon Uio rocks, and he alone of all tho crow hudsiio- ceeded in gaining shore in^afoty. No other ship had been sighted since tho day ho landed until the Sun Juan cumo. Ho lived on raw shellfish and birds' eggs, which were obtainable in abundance; but his Buffering from exposure to the went her, at times variable and bitter cold, had been terrible and almost unbearable. The island has been named "Isle do Rodrigue/.," after this now Robinson Crusoe. Rodriguez wus sent back to Spain a few days ayo at the r xpense of the government of Costa Rica. Congress will bo aMiC'd at the coming session to vole agojd medal to tho captain of the San Juan for _ having discovered the island and rescued its solit ary shipwrecked occupant. A Nobln J.llo. Some lives arc so beautiful in their completeness that their unwritten biographies ure averiti.ble lots to tho public. A fow yours. iif-'O American society lost ono of iiB itw uut'ly "unindc'H dames," a woman who hud filled the highest places in boll Iho social und political worlds, ono whoso daily round of duties was so completely nnd conscientiously observed that Mi« might well have served as a model to her Hireessor. Tho gentle dignity arid scrupulous exactness with which she performed all the tinluouH round of society oblipu- lions in Washington, iho equally cartful attention given to (heminute of her house aiid the ctrnplete and watchful care with which sho superintended tho education and health of her children bespoke a mind of the ruro.-t equipose. This combination ib more often seen among the political great Indies of England than in this court- try — this assorting and al- ttndirig !o every obligation nb ulluty, and doing eveiylhi'ntr in its own time and the. bright joy of loving, learning child- Ill oil, Tho liltli) ptitionl wns taken lo tho surgical ward, nnd for tho next ten days slio wns tho subject of tho most careful study by tho rociilonl and visiling physicians. It, was discovered that tho cause of her mental impairment was the premature ossification ol tho several bonos of tho nkull, thus confining tho brain in too tiiiuill a space and pn.'ve.itirig its development. Then the operation hinted at was determined upon, tho purpose being simply lo remove a bone from iho skull, ih us allowing expansion, juntas one would slit a tight shoo with his knife to relievo t tender foot Wlicii the time cumo for tin operation Hie child was laid on a long, narrow table. After the mother hud tfivon her parting kins, chloroform was administer.^ and it wa.-; not long until all ooiifciousneeu of I iiin hud vanished. Thci^the curious doc- lorn gat.herod around to view tho bold procedure. Tho scalp was carefully shaven and thoroughly cleansed with alcohol and bi-chloriilo of mercury solution. Tho newly sharpened sea'per was then applied, nnd tin incision WIIH made clear down to the bone, extending from near tho root of tho noso directly backward over tho top of head for a distance of tivo inches. The edges of the wound were gently hold bink by ro'.ractorB so as to expose a largo orou of the skull. Now Iho trephine, an instrument resemblim: a gimlet, was put to work in taio end of this incision and a circular piece of bone, tho size of a dime, WIIH removed, oxpo.-iing the transparent covering of the pulsaliutr brain. Now a pair of cutting plyors were inserted in the opening and the bone chipped off pioco by piece until an area fivo inches long and iialf an inch wide hnd been removed. This part of tho operation wns done w_ith the ultroht care, lor tho delicate und important: sJnielureH in HO close proximity might havo been wounded hy (ho BlighteBt slip of tho instrument. After tho wound had been thoroughly bathed in a stream of clear, warm water, the edges were brought neat Iv together by fine silk stitches mid tho whole well coveted nnd protected by cotton nnd bandage. The child was then carried back to tho ward, nnd in tho tours.e of un hour rallied fiom the effects of tho chloroform and diBplayed untoward symptoms. It will tako some lime to ascertain definitely whether the operation was successful or not. it in stud by prominent surgeons that the operation is ono of the most remarkable in Htirgical Fcicncc. This is probab'y the first lim? it IIUB ever been performed in this country, and only tho sixth time in tho vvorl.K SUMl'KMXKU ANIMATION. Feigning ,l>«iilh for IHonllix to Gratify it 'Jyiiun'H Ourlonlly, Tho following remuilcablt) case of suspended nnimution is related by a writer in Chamber's Journal: A certain "jogheo" (Hindoo anchorite,) said lo possess the power of suspending at will and resuming tho timmnlion of his burly, was sent for by Ruiijeet Siii{ih, and declining to obey was brought by force into the tyrant's presence and ordered to give, under pain of cleaih, a practical proof of his supposed power. He submitted perforce. He was put by his di.Hi:ipl".s through certain processes, during which ho became perfectly unconscious; the jiu'ses ceased, his breath did not Btuiii a polished mirror, and the European elector who wns present declared that the heart had ceased to beat. To all appearances he was us dead us Queen Anne. Jn this stato he was put into a curcfully-mado box. tho lid wan closed and sealed with Runject Sit'ph'H own signet ring. The box was buried in a vault prepared in an open plot of ground under the royal windows at Lahore, and the place WUB guarded Highland day by Rutijeet'a own fjuurds. Sun and ruin came, and grass sprang up, grow and withered on the place, "dicently and in order," us tho I furface over tho'grave, and the Benlriea praye'rbook hailfit. 'Iboviry \vny such women Iht-ir culls and write their notes (x- cites our admiration. "Nobleste oblige/ 1 teem incorporated into their daily life, and to become part and parcel of their ex- igence. The most expensive thermometer in this country is in ute at tho J( hns Hopkins university. Jt ib known as Pi of. Rowland's theiiuoim'ter, und JB valued at 810,000. It JH un abtolutcly prefect instrument, and tho graduations on the (jluss are bo fine that it is necessary to use u microscope to read them. "How do you manage to pay attentions to to many ladies, and jet remain a bachelor?" "By following Washington's precept." "What i« thai?" "Friendship with all, entangling alii* UUCCB with none!" went their rounds ami tho joghee's disci' pies and frifnds were all kept under careful surveillance, not to call it i.upmon* merit. After forty days, in Runjeet Singh's own presence, the vault was uncovered and the box was extracted froui it with its goals intact. It was opened, and showed the jntrhco within precisely as he had been placed. H<) wa< taken out, de_ad still, to all appparances, but the body incorrupt. His disciples were now brought to munip'ilutt) the body in the manner in which he Lad taught I horn, and which he had publicly ex pi lined before Ins burial. He revived as he had said he would, and wax soon in as perfect health us when ho had suspended hi« life. He refused ajl gifts, and retired to his former retreat, shortly afterward he and his djgciplei appeared to, Hv0 in

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