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i f P - W P W B T T H E a a S F I E a - iD Piii, 0 5 E DOLLIU A TEJlB, I n A d v a n c e* WethenBeld, Oouu ! i | ) 1 . 0 0 a Y i ! i i f , i i A i l r a R i . mamut comes «BKBB CENTS. fxanma taurt OK appucation. ONE DOLLAR A TEAS, l a A d i r a n o ^ FtaMSM nmk VOLUME 11. WETHEKSFIELD, CONN., FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 1888. NO. 6. BOtUa. VOnXBB, SILL Httue; OIBOULAeSk WBDUIIQ i®- and lueyeoldta. ing *H« WINOINO HOUR frMte* to <la (i^Mote er«ltiMr tMnff te tiM WHIM than toeonaider a half hour a fiSpr-McJiete iVoMk Bli^Mt! FMlMBOtl fRii iMon ii iMftr; Tlwlim hMoUmbed the heighi etajriMtBartewl TbUow tOl thy woriibe done! OB,«f«raDl ITii wiiimii T r-- llar«iiU« wftTe o^enriwlm ale^ TBtkrtMkbeandad. OMi^oa: • iWeegh the ml* indtteongjitiiti Bight, n r a i « k tiw bUadiac monUng light, Vy^fMntiWiteaAtd. BU^Itf wericbedoM. t I M immIM H f l t k e nm nib aHoataia wtMddit ttioa rah^ UpmltoituiTimUs TitiiirtttyTktaifrril, M i f ^ f t i r t t i e A i rm Botfor ttw hoar, A t i i ^ a M t e r y e t H«Ut1toeiahb power. ThaaMMnlehere, Thy wofk-otaM, draws BMT Omvmt Death, tor he is weak AMtbeiHltaariiigdayaare ctniagl atrivi^ time «o aepk I Mtiir<d SfeOOMDte ftltNIK OMealmrt thee; eeiaette tetl Hm t» thee the aecood tons, iM^thirdisan tliiiieown; TUm the light and thine the etnngth, SViM the throne! —Mr$. KMb, iti Omtmry. KEN AM) CHARLEY. of his bed and opened the door, aadjthen I ^ o s t forgave him for his b n A ^ y . Conscience had been at work, and his heart was touched. He hoped t6 find the boy crouched on the threshold, and I heard him sigh and mutter tobiixueff as he shut the door and r e t a r a ^ to his blankets. The strongest man/ to our partT, clad as we were for tlMt^ winter, coul^ not have stood against thfT blizzard half an hour, and I fell asleep jto drenm of finding p w Charley's ' the trail leading down to of his Ug blue eyes beii^^ staring at me in a Por breakfast tfome canned meal from our slim tton. ahd all ate our full the point of startii fte boy when one < m. I n r i d e o f h ^ a n i ew down with pains iM < evident that we had the meat. We had no sort, and one after anotbec to suffer the moataj to lose consciousness, hardest hit of all, whtk fered the leasts That Ju wh others raved and shoatedlpM lost their senses, I was all the tiiM ^imly con-saous of everythiiif MfgC on. The bUzzaid was still rtgiftg,(iw the ther-mometer was mat^dif • pSSL lower de-gree when the dote md Charley Wked in. I saw hiai, bni I was flighty, and it seemed to ma i M he was dead. I corps on tiks, and open and we Bad new can edit out, were on jaitch for taken lilliif nswere aud it was d by of any to bed pains and tB was the J Mi^ps, suf-l - ^ t e aH' the you have seen the boy-s grave. The 'TEMPLE CITY OF NIKKO. head board contains only the name—cut deep by Big Ben's knife—but the stoi^ of the boy's heroism has been told in every mining camp in Nevada, and it has never been told without bringing moist-ure to the eyes of all listeners.—iVcw Torh Sun. HOUSEHOLD AFFAISS. A DESOWPTIO^^HB HBOOAOV louder curse. I was the first to to life, as it were, and that WM t«mty-four hours after being first takm. ^ e puns were /•yes, but I was " W m i j m , to a certda limit There t o f w l a a b i t of cabin out ia cr cenatn, and Big 'Bm was the nmeh for aevend ivaaons. i-^mi. lotraaoat, he waa too nndi ^Imt- iM^ eat of OS dngle handed, u d , ha had many good points i. l ^ f l e he was. overiieaiing JmltA St ttnea, he was the best i r ^ the partT, and no bad luck ^^BaemuiHiie With any one ~ I iin dMNiId hav« scattered at I whiter waa coadng on and r d om on om luck all the Pont for lodcl? aneerad aigrthi^s imi aaid - * •• gone as I opened i m k and wretched, tenible fever. Tha standmg before aisai and he beat down and .Wspered: "Tou have all huufi lMiiUdy sick, think one inan is***" sdAethingf* I did feel a bit sooner signified it witha bowl of b< learned, the storm of hares toseelcriieltiir ie one just over a Charley was • my eyes, andl Can you eat and I had no > «ame to me Am t afterwi^ .drisan a couple r fliedoor, and t i l M l . He did not know the cause of Sdkness, but. aoapected Mme calami^ and was pre-p a i d to feed us as sooa iHwa could eat. It seemed that w h ^ B|g 9 m dipve him out he tumbled into the of-aanle .away, and h« under a ledge. How he* ingto death th«t _ knows. Indeed, heaven, Crrte OCT water pal| aquarttt ' belter freea-only Recipes. OBAHAK GEIDDLE CAKEP.—One piu! of graham fiour into which has been well mixed two teaspoonfuls of baking pdw der and a half teaspoonful of salt; mak« a thin batter with sweet milk and cook in thin cakes on a soapstone griddle. CoBN BREAD WiTHOur Eoos.—Take two cups of corn meal, one cup of wheat flour, one half cup molasses, one tea-spoonful soda and a little bait, and soui milk enough to make a batter tha£ will run easily, pour in a pan about three oi four inches in depth and bake one hall hour. POTATO CHOWDEB.—Large potatoes, six; onion, one;milk, oiiequart;butter, one tablespoon; salt pork, two ounces; egg, one. Cut the pork in small piece* fry, add potatoes and onion sliced; cover with boiling water and cook till potatoes are tender; add the milk scalded, and the seasoning. The last thing add the egg beaten light. CoBN SOUP.—One can sweet corn, one pint and a half of milk; flour, one table, spoon; butter, one tablespoon; egg, one; salt, one teaspoon; celery, one sprig; popper. Heat the «weet com and celery slowly in the milk till it reaches the boiling point. Rub butter and flour to> gether and add to the milk, then the salt and pepper. Beat the egg and pour it into tM tureen, strun the soup and poui upon it. GBAHAX HDFFISS.—One and a hiJl cups of graham flour; wheat flour, one-half cup: milk, one cup; baking pow* der, one and a half teaspMns; salt, one. half teaspoon; sugar, one-fourth teacup. Put the graham lour into the mixing bowl. Mix the remainder of the dry in-gredients in the sieve and sift. Pout the milk on to the dry inj^edients, and stir well. Beat the egg and cut it in. Grease hot gem pans and fill.' Bake in quick oven.- CusTABD PIE.—Line a deep plate with pieKsmst made as preferred with buttei or Isrd, or both. Build '^e edge a little. To t h m well-be^n eggs, re-serving the white of one, add four table< spoons sugar, one of flour, and a pinch of, salt, aad n^ilk to fill the orust, on v U c h n i t a w aMdd h a ^ o d . Bdce f ^ w i p ^ b ^ y iM^ it with SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTBIAL. A Great Profhsion of Ornament- One of Throe Wonderfttl Gates —liOns Lines of Imasos. ; Nikko is the Mecca of Japan, says a d correspondent of the New Orlmcs Times-Democrat, and she has been so a< many centuries, perhaps, as the original Mecca has stood as the habimedan pilgriqu at least in the cyei of the ese, the most wonderful in Japan is'evi-denced in their ancient motto: "Until one has seen Nikko he can never say •beautiful.'" The origin of this place, as of nearly all the temple cities of Japan, is hidden in a moss of legends, those 'shadows of history which aretdeaier to the simple country folk than history it-self. Mikko ^raduully became the rec-ognized religious centre of Japan, at-tracting year by year tens of thousands of pilsrrims, whose contributions filled the coffers and affoided the means of erecting the most sumptuous temples and 'shrines. It is to-day the most popular watering place in Japan. The foreign residents of Yokohama and Tokio flock to this cool and deMghtful mountain retreat to escape the heat of summer, while the wealthy Japanese have no greater delight than wandering among the sacrcd groves and contemplating the vast ahtiquity of its religious relics. 1 wish that I could ^ut myself in the plctte of one of these de-vout pilgrims for an hour, that I might describe the scene from his point of view. To the American the admiration of the antique, simply because of its an- 'tiquity, is acquired and forced, but to the native JajMnese it is born and spon-taneous. But since I cannot put myself Sn his place I will tell you about Nikko, not in poetry, as their custom is, but in jplain prose, leaving much, very much, to the imagination. ' Here let me say that in Japanese archi-tecture, as in their scenery, there i9 nothing grand and sublime, bu(on the other hand the ornamentation is so pro-fuse, so intricate, so multifarious in color bid design, as to bewilder one.' It ttakra one exclaim: "What inflnite exactness isnd precision, what lavish expenditure of time and treasure."' It will beof in-spection with the microscope, tectnre seems to have been so |u to admit of the greatest ornamentation. - Each beam ijecting a foot or more at into the semblance of to bp snr^ hut'sp . and fiiOihea Jn fBii^h; ; It is noted that timber that has been floated down rivers is not subject to dry-rot The water dissolves the salts and albumen. I^y keeping mushrooms until too old or stale itn alkaloid called lousc&rine is de-veloped. Mushroom poisoning is be-t^ S to be due in many cases to faulty in cooking. rs of fiic-brick say that ^Berlin doctor is said to have caught eillus that produces cancer. He alated dogs with the germ, and ' t<> have developed in their I of a cancerous nature, siimsarkable case of "substitution wsf recently found in a Georgia iron miii^ Workmen digging came upon n stump, now converted into brown SUNDAY'S SERMOX. o n e : o f nRV. d r . t a l s i a g b 's STGRIil.VG DISCOURSES. Suldect; "Women'who Fifcht tho Battles of Life Alone" «0(ie toonuM buUdeth Iter frxlv.,!, . Woman, a adjunct fo man, an appen> dix to tto masculice volume, romething thrown lntoniake thing* even—that is the here^ entertained and implied by some men. This M evident to them: Woman's inaigniti^ canoe, as to man, is evident to them, I)ecaUse Adam was first created and They don't read the whole story lid find tliat the porpoise and the l>ear aoJ the ark werj created before Adam, then kve. do or they would that ore. The stupp showed all the fibers and bark of the original pine tree, an^ nsin streaks were plainly seen ic p l a ^ The various yellow coloring matters used for ma aroni, buttera, liquors, etc., havV been examined by Dr. Weyl, of [in. He reports that dinotrocresol, . as saffron yellow, is highly poison-while the so-called "Martin's yel-r and "butter yellow" are quite hiimle^ it has been proposed to utilize bicvcles as ambulancos, by reoioving the tra'ling- -Wheels from two machines and connect-ing^. them at that point by a pole fixed to the cprred I ars which carried the trail-ing? wheels. 'tliU l^eeps th3 two remain-ing'wheels apart and unites them into onti.riBhicle. A hammock then slung fnKD the seats of the bicycles by means ofr,proper cross-pieces with hooks; a a Mmboo is also fastened longitudinally abo7^ the seats, and straps are employed to make all secure. Wfhon water once begins to boil it is i m f ^ b l e to roive its temperature any hi^jsr; all excess of hoat is absorbed by theiescaping steam as so-called latent h e » fna is given out again when it con-d- n ^ We often speak of seeinjg^ihe stwii es(»ping from the spout of a kei^ but t l ^ i s incorrect; steam is an in-vidlm vapor, and we can no more see it ffii^ we oanwl What we do see are inute drops of water into which the Miilnsvi on cohpng into the cool w« 1}aiI1^vaterin a gtass flashy ice^ that iTotldng can be s e^ aad by obeervinit . ^ e Ing from a l^ettlev we, wouM riM on e n ^ g t v a von Uhertm-a Ridrf^or DIckenJTllckwldt.^ " Yes, that is a beautifol art, tat ever rad a ^ . « mw-there is an epi«lM[iic of dr^tisation make* hundreds of hooseboide nervouawith (he cries and shrlska and groans of ywi^ .Tagediaits dyina in tha fifth ac trouble b that act, and the - would Uke tohearTpn,andrea]WtUitttbas pacoaut wrpaasi^riandciartotte CoshmMand Fainta KemUe of the pa*, to » y nothinaof the preeent, you could not, to the way of Bv-uig. intenyeBnieara»encenU fiy advhi to aH ^tIsjkmI aUjMBftW won'M p, whethar in afflMM har— — itaods. li for tha hsttar.and a u t . ^ t h e f * oia (binn thata been remen were our dvil your sUn.witt t ^ Indiip , The world w « alwajw wew and saooeOitag to eat,, aasd fael fbr tha hodyv va^ km mtaMl, aad r e U ^ f)ir tha _ aMM ihtain WUooattMM to hs lariee, aadif yon fiMMBt yaar« oc«mtioai aM p n ^ ^ woridiiS be naahle to da Remember tikat hi x/nfotHmm m ikiUfnl hs anytfctet yoMT^ leeiL ForansiciUeCtol^ Ion. Bat v n M ' oidra thoa—d-J trosasnaavtoBatt o( praetteal doforaWtegit n d tteSiiMn have 11. ToasBdlcaa and tha hdStoflC alSi so that this argumeut drawn from priority of creation might prove that the ahMp att i the dog were greater than man. No! Won^n was' an independent creatioo, and was in-touded, if »he cfaoe^ to live alone, to walk a!one, act alone, tliink idone and fight hw battles alone. The Biblo says it is not good for man to be alone, bnt never says it b aoS good for woman to be alode; andthe sfmpb fact is that women who are Iwmeesed for life in the marriage relation would be a thoosandfo'.d tetter off if they wera alone. God makes no mistake, and the fh?t that t hm is such a large majorttr of women la this land, proves that he intended that multi-tudes of them ahoald go alone. Who are these men who year after year hang around hotels and en^ne houses aud theatre doors and come in and out to bottur busy clerks and merchants and mechanics, doingnothingeven when there is plenty to dot They are meu supported by th?lr wives and mothers. If the statistics of any of oar cities could be taken oa this subiKt you would find that a vast ninltitnd3 of women not only support themsdves but masculines. A great le^on of men amount to nothing, and a w<nnan by marriage mananted to one of'theee nonemities needs condolence. A wmnan stancing outside then«rriage rela-tton is several hundred tboa«uid times better off than a woman badly married. Uanya brida instead of a wreath of orange blossoms might more nroperlv wear a bunch of nettles and nightshade, and instead of tlie Weddhig March a more appropriata tune would be the Dead March in and instead of a ban-quet of oonfectionsry and ices there might be more appcopriately spread atable covered with ^ l e s of Sodom, which are outside fahr and insiaeashee. Many an attractive woman of good sound sense in other th!ngi has married one of these men to reform him* (Vhat was the result} Like when a dove noticing that a vulture waa rapacious and croel set abcM to reform it aad said: " 1 have a mlki disposition and I Uke peare, and was brought up te the quiet Of a dove cot, and I wj^ briiw the vunnre to the same liking by marrrfig him." So tone day a-'tsr the vulture had dedarsd he irquld- give up his candvorons bobita aad oehse io:%tng for blool ef-fkuk and h e ^ at an ' ' - went forth from Kortii aad Spu^ to conduct tha hosiasis of our cities during tiis patriotic ahsence, women were. demanded by the tena a< thousands to take the j a c ^ plac^ and multttudee of womeii^who had berahithevto suppo^ by fathers ^ brothers aad sons, were ownpdled from t ^ time to toke care of themselves. TrmntM time a migh^ diange toak place, favorable to female empwyment Among ttis occui women [Mxupations appropriate fcr _ _ the foUowing, toto many of which dte has already entered, and all the others she will ehter: ^^ ^ find her at n m t ^ ' S ^ reparto^^stw^ ha our edaoa- Oopyists, and there is hardly a p r o f e s r t^ aan^iU does not need the service of hsr iblp, and, as aminoenais, mdmy of ^teet books of our day havebsea dlo- There they are asBorists and^onCsotioam tnd music teachers and stationers^ book-keepers for whidi they are gpeelaHy qmJlfled by patience and aocuiaey; and wooa tngrav-ingrLi which the Cooim Institnte has t u n ^ so many qnaUfied; and tdegrapiur. for which riie is qpedaHly prepared, as of the tdlegraphie offloes ^ ^ f ^ ^ m a y be foun/there st eheerfol work. As workers in Ivo^aMguttsjoar^ s_n d£gidu min^ daiesBtiiiocaalinwd Utoi rpto^rscheldailn ,a niad tgeOrrda-eotta, Inembndderr. , ^ ^ .. ». . As postmistresses, aad tha President faglv Ing them appotatments all over the fa^ ^a^MepwTrflihthoiwj maw of to^ BndOrace~ Aspr - •ts,aad _ Uieflntl ' caxMS thruugh hsr moregraeeof manasr as tion and mors delleatoto eated adwteisss,ihBr wM^ be to her emotoiysr wotCi Wf or 90 per crnt morsthsaHwe win not ^ it hrMkidirfsr t . . ing it, aoTit shaObTWa br 1 quM . . Now, men of AaMfi%hafWr t wootenaehsaeat Aiar^ will do soms of yda» yonr proeperltieslT Bsa kores (sTtooassaAs i t an work. Do not h s a M i l end firomthsj SS^iea ttcsls to» wortd andtfaaalha i halt this invsattvs i dodngaBMriilBsttsft tsa or twenty or at will have tUs aai . work. IhoysthatthsrsttmnstI snoMMrsewiniL nMMiiUaaaraai' or com threahar sr any other for the next 803 ymn. , Wa i wooden hands mSjMs, i i | hands and dscsrivSiMdsai^ aad women who. vwdik aH w^and gsl tjk» i y hood. - BntfiWr todoisto^ r^e^s^t Lst saateof %Btwe i l w i down in , whiiA^^elittched I alwan restrained; , vUle I was minding and the othw men were at A t t e n d or shaft, a stcsager ^ had cone w from the l a t f l e s away. He was a boy oc thereabonts, with a (ri^aess, and he was hunsry - It was bitter cold, a n d ^ was of the thinnest kind, hM Jnngered so hmgdiat he was Mire rtisn ashadCw. Iwdcomed and wanned him, and then he _J Ihrt his oame w a s v f ^ l ey :ha had re^i^ed no J hid final^ J M I o i ^ l ^ i ^ ez- _ h n r o i n g away.^ T f f l r ^ had ^ ^ MMhs, sonwtimes b w ^ l*4MrfaaasBtimet treated like a dog, s M had found no tnoe of his Spaae eae down at t f a a « d < ^ I n s i s t « f a « to d o - ^ told j £n TO at oar cunp, a ^ he had tteto oone np then and s ^ N ^ l V s as I shall never forget, thegnmnd, ^ and the Ihesuometer „ _ below zero. «as asleep when tha men re- Ifom Oe d u f t . Big Ben was r ^ n t s a t the wav thbgs had been uiid a e aomer did he see aad hear .^^hnheokUadont: PI isintatoy here another hour. Wc I a po(H--h0ase, and we let no 1 swhidfer eat our hard-earoed ra work as hard as ever the boywifc'a sAhi fporfcftoyatt. Tn^regot sndi a fiiin stand _ IS were dicwn, sad would Lwed hot far the acthm of tiie tenihljr frightened over s t e d heen the innocent eanse Las t h r isor of US had oar pistols B%Bea, aad meant to s W if t M • tto hoj opened the t4a«r aad gilded ont into the dark Bight with the silence and nMs<rfa shadow. I w Us anuderer," we said to , Wm, as we hrweied onr weapons, -..Ihaiinwled: ^ ' ««ok ia ewj straggler we he. crowded out of house and la Haw Year's. What is it to rhelivcsardies?" )w frit conscience stricken ~ia«r, however, as he went to iaetsd as if he hoped to see UaX outside. The boy had S^Mlf aa hour before ire foBy t what Us coing meant, and then t e i r t w i & a e htntemaad t eaUad Isr Ura. The snow ;vhitied dbont in a fnrious r M d tte wiad was ridng to a thitter cald diovans back of an hour. It was true littie eaoqi^ to cat, and ficnped in our caUn, bnt ^ Mvtef thst palpated r,4Vtto f r em was something Srsr. It was jnst ^ ns «n in rebellion .laad ttMt night we m A g m J t to Big ^ c had two or and aU , ^ ^ ao9n, -anE all 'day and •U a ^ hmg he khpt forcing atrong cofiw down our throats. Iliat doubtieu hdped OS to .pull through, or at least fpiir of us. The other man, whose name was Hale, had his teeth firmly clenched, and from the way his features were dte-torted and his limbs drawn up it was evident that he died in great agony. IA a couple of hours I was able to be up and assbt Chaiiqr in caring for the others, bat ft iras teintothe n^ht before the last msn could use his tongue in a sensible m a h ^ . It was Big Ben, and when consciousness returned and he saw the white fitced boy bea^ng over hipii the g r ^ tyrant w h i r r e d: The corpse of the lad has riton up to confront and accuse me! It was a cmel tUng I did to drive him out, u d the Lord wOl .never for^ve me for it IV While out of .danger we were ^et weak and almost helpless, and none of us could attrad the fire or do a bit of cooking for neariy a week. The whole thing de-volvM npon the boy, and no one could have done bettor. He was cook, nurse, doctor and protector all in one. He got three more hares and a couple of bi^s, and I don't believe a spoonful of the broth went down his own throat. Well, I for one had been watching Big Ben to see what he would do. The first moment he -was able to sit up he called Chariey and pulled the frail little fellow dowif on his breast, saying: "If you'll only foigive me m pray to the Lora to do the same. I'm rough and wicked, but to turn a lad like you out o' doors on such a night as that wasn't me at alL Old Satan must have had pos-session of me." That greatbigfellow cried like achild, and Charley c r t ^ with him, and I might as well own up that we all cried. What made it the - more solemn was the fact that we had a corpse at the door. When it was known that Hale was dead, none of the other four of us could lift a hand. How the boy got the body ont of doors I never could andra8taad,'tat get it oat he did, and it was three lang months befolo we c o ^ ^ v ^ CMctiatilwiat, • Oa -the voviiing when we all got out of bed feeling pretty stroQg agdn, Charley went to bedwith a fever,and before noon was rsviiw cragy. I tell yon it was awful to hear him e t j ont every few minutes in Ms delirinm: "Oh, Ben, don't drive me out Fll work as hard as I can!" Every ciy went through the big fellow likea buUet He nursed and soothed the poor boy with fOl the tenderness be could command, rad two or three times carried him about in his arms as a father would his' ailing babe. There was a doc-tor at the Forks, and -after dinner Big Ben braved the blizzaad aad made the trip down and back. The doctor could not be induced to return with him, owing to the cold, but he sent some medicine. Poor Charley ^ beyond human aid, however. He raved through the afternoon and nicht, and next morning was struck withduth. His mind came back to him at the last, and as we stood over him he calmly said: '<I know Fm going to die, but Pm not afraid. Pll see father and mother In heaven, and perhaps Brother James is ther& to." WMeWe all felt bad enough, Big Ben was completely broken down. He got d o ^ on his Ibees and begged Charley to foi^pve him, and I never saw a man feel the bitterness of an act as he did. "Yes, n i foigive you, repUed the boy, "and if you pray to God, He'll fowive, too. Hm it come aight so soon sgain?" "No, my child,** answered one of the "But I can't see any of you any more. Good-by. Let me take your hand, Ai^ with ihat he breathed his tost, ittdtbere weretwo to rest,in the snow vitilMciagcnMk IHd yotteverhrar tf "Hftuhi^s ^ t ^ r Ye», of course you p f g ^ ^ U ^ j m . ^ pMMd that way ranho^.' t BembraoifliiBiiffif wUchi^discplor the fowl if allow^to r e ^ n . The slow boiling makes it ten-der. When done serve with rag'sauce in' a sauce boat, and use jthe broth: to m^e soup for dinner. The egg sauce is made as follows: Cream an ounce of butter; add to it one tablespoonful of dry flour, a saltspoonful of salt and hall a saltepoonful of white pepper (black ils its color). BI& it briskly Of a pint of the chicken broth. Divide an ounce of butter, into little balls, roll ttiem in flour and add them one at a time; stir constantly, and care should be exercised not to allow the same to brown or discolor. Chop three cold, hard-boiled eggs and add them to the sauce before serving. Useful, Hints. Never leave the cover off the tea canis-ter . Use newspajters to polish window glass and mirrors. Flour should always be sifted just be-fore you wish to use i t Salts of lemon will take spots out oi linen and also remove stains from wood A spoonful of fine salt or horse-radish will keep a pan of milk sweet for severa' days. Carpets will look much brighter aft^i sweepipg if wiped off with a damp cloth. White and pale shades of paint may b( beautifully cleaned by using whiting- in the water. Do not leave any tomatoes in the bot^ torn of a tin can, but pour . them into an earthen bowl till you want them. This applies to nearly all canned vegetables. Kerosene will brighten silver, but an easy way to keep bright the spoons and forks ill daily use is to leave them in strong borax water for several hours. The water should be boiling hot when the silver is put m. A pie that is properly baked will slii om the tin with careful handling, ana if placed on a wire frame-where .tke^ii has access to the bottom -it will cod irithbat becoming moist, aad whej retfdy to be served it can be transferrei to a plate. _ One of Gocd Cheer readers has excet lent success in cutting glass by holding it under water and cutting it with a paii of large scissors. One of the family pti-pers says glass may be cut with any tool, like a chisel, for instance, if kept constantly wet with camphor dissolved in spirits of turpentine.—Good Chere. The Origin of Beer. CA.le was the sole title of malt liquoi until the reign of Henry VIII., up to which time the employment of hops ai an ingredient In the beverage was un-known in England. In the year 1524, or thereabouts, the use of hops was intro-duced from Germany, and to distinguish the new kind of malt liquor from ^ e old, the German name bier was adopted, and, with an infinitesimal change of spelling, became part of onr languaee. Germany, in truth, is the native land of beer, and nowhere in the world is it treated with such special honor. In Germany the drinking of beer is not, as with us, a mere means of carnal refreshment, but, particularly among the students of the universities, is elevated to the dignity ol a cult, familiarity with whose ritual ii deemed an essential branch of a liberal education.—CornkiU. An Unexplored Conatry. There are few regions more difficult to travel over than unsettled poitions of the Pumt Sound basin,the timber is so heavy ana the undergrowth so dense. Plac^ less than ten miles apart are often senar-ated as completely as if several hi miles of open country lay between them. In fact little is generally known con-cerning the c o u n ^ outside of the Gov-emment surreyB.—Orw^tf. < irhe massive f f i b w ^ l t i i ^ ^ a n mve^^ with a curious vine figu^ but in one of )Uie pilUus the figure is inverted. The J a ^ e s e superstition is that if a gate or temple is completed and perfect m^ldeteils it will soon burn down, so (for a^paradox^ they make the intentional ^ t a k e of h a ^ g one piltor upside down. •But even beyond the beauty of form, the tourist must admire the marvelous color-ing. All tints are blended and harmon-ized. Here the delicate tracery of a panel shows Ssainst a black background, like delicate lace against black velvet, and there the fanged and yawning mouth of a griffin appears to actually drip with blood. An eminent English writer, after see-ing this j^te, said that the throe greatest pieces of architecture in tho world are St. Peter'^ the Taj Mahal and the temple gate of Nikko. Entering the gate and turning to the left* you see the little building in which~ is kept the sacred horse. If you pay a few cents you can have the honor of throwing a handful of beans into his manger. The animal is a beautiful roan, but bewa-e of his heels. Near by is a celebrated spring, whose waters bubble up into a large stone basin so perfectly leveled that the water runs over its sides at all points alike, making it appear as if the solid granite were covered with a sheet of purest glass. One of the most celebrated pieces of sculpture is the "sleeping cat," carved by a celebrated artist some centuries ago and there it sits to-day \«ith drowsy eyes half open. The deception is almost per-fect and you half expect to see it rise and yawn like a veritable cat. Tlie most charming spot of all is the stone pwage-way to the tomb of Eye-yasu, built of huge monoliths, a massive, handsome balustrade on either side, wind-ing up the side of a steep hill. Each stone is completely hidden under a growth of moss so soft and fine as to re-semble a mantle of green velvet thrown over it. The silence, the dripping w^ter, the huge pines on all sides making a contin-ual gloom, all together .gives ^ e place 'k st)leArf;';'!UmbSt ghostly espect, so that, the traveler speaks in whispers and is glad that the moss beneath his feet dead-ens the sound of his footsteps. On the opposite side of the valley along the bank of the stream is a long line of imag.-s representing various deities. There is supposed to be 800 of them J^ succeeded in sejih D^phing the faVs of the :rer, which he waa told cou^ done, " We had," he says, " to rapids, climb rocks, and descend pre|9ipic« by ropes in oraer to take the vieWs. The river is broken up into many streams by huge rocks and bowl-ders, some of them* rejoining to form the nuun waterfall, and o^ers cutting out separate, channels to the great gorge, some four hundred ieet deep and sixteen miles long, worn in the solid granite. These; streams form many rapids, and, when the river is half full, rise and form over a hundred separate cascades, unsur-p a s ^ for beauty aud pictur^ne gran-deur. , When the river is iiill, many of them'join to make one mighty sheet of water^. irivaling the great N i w a^ pours into the abyss nearly fptS hundred as it At low water, the only time the Hercules^ Fall and - sixty-five feet high, with several smaller falls at the s i d^ which are three hundred and fifty feet high, and are caused by the same water before it reaches the main falL" WISE WOBDS. We are no longer hi^ppy so soon as we wish to be happier. Every temptation is great or small ac-cording as the man is. The consciousness of duty performed gives us music at midnight. If we're right we cau't be hurt by the truth, and if we ain't right we ought to be hurt righteously. It is better to hare thorns in the flesh with grace to endure them, than to have no thorns and no ^race. Tnie popularity is not popularity which is followed after, but the popu-larity which follows after. One of the most imyortant rules of the aoience of manners is an absolute silence in regard to yourself. The sprits gre sometimes allowed to fall iiito an affiiction to preseive them from lanii^ in with a temptation. No h u m u belag can come into thi^ world withbut increasing or diminishing .the sum total of human happiness, not only of thj(i present, but of every subse-quent age of humanity. . t o sadk cither and said: "SBi^ there! thai comes from a dove's marrvingAT vulture to reform hfaa" Many a woman who has had the band of a young inebriate oflSrad, bnt declined it, or wto was asked to chain her life to a nm wiflsh or of bad temper, and refused the nufk^es, will bless Uod throughout aU eter^ty that she escaped that earthly pande-monium. Besides all this, in our coUntrv aboat 1,003,000 men we:e sacrificed in our civfl WW, and that decreed a million women to celiba(7. Besides that, since the war, several armies or men as large as the Federal and Confederate armies put to;:ether have fallen under malt liqaor<i and distilled spirits so full of poisoned infcredients that the work was done more rapidly, and the victims fell while yetyounz. And if 60,0 »inen are destroyed every year Iw strong drink before marri^go, that makes In the twenty-three years since 1,180,0)0 men shOn, and decreas 1,150,000 womeato celibacy. Takfatg then the fact tbat so manywomon are unhappy in their marriage, and the fa?t that the slaughter of ^l50,0!Mmen by war and mm d ^ e s that at least that number ^ women shall be unaflBanced for lies, my text comes in with a cheer and a potenoy and mpKmlateness that I never saw in it before whenitsayi: "Every wise womin bnildeth her hoose.'^thatis, let wom^n be her own architect, lay out her own pran, be her own have a legend or sumrstition declares that if j they do not sntisfy us when possessing a person should count them a dozen times them, and they mal he would not be able to give the number . losing them, twice in succession alike. ' ——^ make us despair when Plants and the Electric Light. According to a Beriin disagreeable results have paper, some followed the Writing On a Leaf. " I saw a curiosity the other day of a ^^ kind that is rare, I ttink," said an old ! eicctric lighting of the Winter Palace at gentleman in the course of a conversa-! Pt. Petersburg, the intense brilliancy of tion with a Philadelphia Call mjin. "It | the light ha^ng been found to cause lay pressed between two leaves of a dire destruction among the ornamental young, lady's prayer-book, and as she ! » tendered the sacred volume to me that I! b might church l y t o t l . ^ ^ up, and this e written by nature's own | iy to dropoff, hand across the face of a preserved leaf ' - ^ -f..- . were the names, Paul and Laura. Curi-ous to know how such a thing could hap-pen, and trusting in my grey hair to jx^ cuse the curiosity, I asked how it had been done, when she blushingly said: 'We cut the letters from paper an^past^ ^ ^ them firmly upon the leaf, thus exclud- been shown beyond a doubt that the Incrflia linrKf onil nrn;!,,^.:.,.. _ 1-.-: t .1 .... .. g i>Iants u^d for the decoration of the anqiteting lialls. It appears that the " lo rooms for a cause the leaves ryup, nnd ultimate- , The damage to the cele-brated collection of palms at the palace is especially serious. It is supposed that the injury is jprincipally due to the sud-den the sunless days of the ^ter, aud from the subdued light of tlw plant houses to the blinding light of the banqueting halls. It has . -- . , , plants am superstitions, and would be very loth standing in niches or other places parti-ta lose this leaf out of my life.'" ally shielded from the light are fouM to remain uninjured. There is no doubt that its 'sharp corners tounded. of. the truth heated atmosphere of the rooms, and get terribly that thev would be minimized, if not en-tirely, obviated, if the ptonts could be surrounded by a steamy atmosphere^^sucL Good intentions will cot help h man as that in which they are grown. —. «ton pnhis way if he lakes the wrong road. ^ - you on your happv escape. Rejoice forever that you will not have to navigate the faults of the other eex, when you have faults enough of your own. lliink of the bereave-ments you avoid, of the risk of una^imihttei temper which you will not have to run, of the cares you will never have to cari-y, and of the opportunity of outside ussfu'nase frojn which marital life woutd have partially de-barred you, and that you aro free to go and come as one who h ^ the reeponsibilities of a hoosehold can seldom be. CM lias n <t given yon a hard lot as compared with your stetm When younj women shall make up their minds at tha start that mascnliue companion-ship is not a necessity in ordbr to happiaees, and that there is a strong probabOilSraiS t t e y ^ have to fight the battle of life a l o ^ they will be getting the timber ready for their own fortune, and their saw and ax and plane sharpened for its construction, rince "everr wise woman bnildeth her hoose." As ao boy ought to be brought up without leamtog! some business at which he could cam a livelihood, so no girl on?ht to be brought up wittout teaming the science of self sunBort. Tha difficulty is that many a Iteottthe hliiih tides of sue knd^^husband and father d ^ n d s on his own health and acumen for the welfare of his household, bnt one day he get» his feet wet, and hi three days pnesmonia has closed •hu life, and the daughters are turned out on a oold world to earn bread, and there is notUng practical thit they oau da The friends of the family '.rcae in and hold con-sultation. "Give music lessons" eaya an outsider. Yee, that is a useful calling; and if you have " ' for it go on in that motion. ut there are enough music teachers now starving to death in all onr towns and cities to occupy ail the piano stools and sofas a ^ chairs and firont doorsteps of the city. Be-side that, the daughter has been pla^ng only for amusement and is only at the foot of the ladder, to the top of which a great multitude of ma^rs on piano and harp and Ante and organ have climlied. "Put the bereft daughters as saleswomen in stores," says another adviser. But there they must compete with salesmen of lonj; ex-perience or With men who have served an ap-prenticeship in commerce, and who began as shop boys at 10 years of age. Some kind hearted dry goods man having known the father, now gone, says: "We are not iianeed of any more help jnst now, but send your daughters to mv store and I will do as well by them as possible." Very soon the ques-tion comes up: Wby do not the ftanale em-ployes of that establishmen Mt as much wage8«s the nutle employes? For tha simple reason in many casee the females were sudr dmly flung by misfortone behind that counter, while the males have from the day thev left the public school been leamhig the HowisthUevilto be curedf Start clear back in the homestead and teach your daugh-ters tbat life is an earnest thi^, and that there is a poe ibiiitv, if not a strong prob-ability, that they will have to fight the hatUe of life alone. Let every father and mother •ay to their daughters: "Now, what wouldi you do for a livelihood if what I bqw own, were s w ^ away by financial disaster, or old •ge or death shoiild end my career." •'Well, I could paint on. pottei^ and do rach decorative work.'' Yes, that is beauti-ful, and if you have genius for it go on in that dlrect'on. But there are enough busy at that now to make a line of hardware from here to the EastiliTwaiSdBcrCsi thebridgei "Well, I could make recitations in puhlM indeara my liviiu as a dramatist icoqid tender 'Ktog h e t P v 'Ms^ifaeth'tiU your hair aHifip^ wrfMrtim iflhM MSM «I»«! rsaTfa. Wttow alT tkeas iAtr hM« thalriaothsrpray. . a O, yonns women of Americal at maag^et you will have tofigbtyoiirownIiatHs>aKai& do not wait until you are fliotzor disasler.ana your tether is dead, aad aB tha seaonrces d your family have-been scattered, hat now, while in a good hooae, and environed by all promrittA ieara how to do soma ktM of work that the world muit have aslotig as Mis wOTld stands. Turn your attention from the embroidery of fine slippers, of which tnirs is a surphu, and make a useful shoe. Ezpc^ the time In which yon adora a cigar case ia , - ^ honest loaf ot bread. Turn your attentJon from t h e m t og of flimsy noch'ngs to the manufacturinrw important sometbtaigs. " ' of tiis tfane spent hi yonng kdtes^ lee in studying iriiat are ^ ^ t h e branches^ might better be ezpoided dug Much titB ssninarfes c^ea 1 in'teaching then» somethinff by which they could suraort themselvea. If yon are ^ n g to be teachers, or if you have so much as-sured wealth that you can always dweM in thoee high regions, trigonometry, of course ttietapmics, of coorse; Latin and Oreek and German and Frmch and Italian, at course; and 100 other things, of conree; bnt if you are notexpectinz to tea^h, and your wealth is not estiMishcd b q r ^ misf^riKme, after you have learned the ordinary branehea, take hold of that kind o( study that will pay in didlan and cents in case you are Mirown on your own resourees. Lesm to do some-thing better than anybody else. Buy Vir-ghiia P e t e ' s bo(A entitled "Tha En^v^ ments of Women," and leara there are SOO wan in whteh a woman may earn a Uving:' "No, no!" says some young woman, "I will not undertaksanythiiw ao mrmnantic and comuioiplaee as that"^ An excellent author writes that after he had. hx a book, argued in womanly work in order to (xehip hv way ilass of womea if they fceship as men that te would t to become sk lied hit bualne^ and printing business?' One young woman said die would be willing to try tha printing husinsss for six montlM, l>ut by that thas hsr oldsr sister would ha married, and then hor mothsrwould wai* her at horns. ^ W sisters. It Wfll be skilM womanly labM'tfiat will many triamph. "But,"youask, '•whakwMU mcr^iakir a/Ulmodwrsayttthn'sawIwas doincsaoh unfashionable wortf^ .Throw the nMera-nxmsiblMty oaths pastor of-the Bibel^ra tabernacle, who Is coSstantly h e a i ^ o< yountr women>fai all these cities who, unqUhl-ified by thehr previous taanrteas snrrocnKt-ingifbr the awful struggle of llfeiatowhfch they have been auddedy hurled, seamed to have nothing left them but a choice betw«ea starvation and damnatto^. Ttaeihelhevgo al }ng the street at 7 o'clock in the wintry morninn thiough the slush andstorm to tha place wherethey sdiall earn only half enough for subsistence, the daughters of oncf proeperous merchants, hiwyers, ctergymeia a r t i ^ bankers and capitaluts who hrooghl np tbefr children under the infernal ddudoa that it was not high-toned for women to kiara a profitable calling. "Joung womea, take this affahr in yoar own hand and let thne be M ii^re-tion in all prosperoua faariliee of Brooklyn and New York and Christendom on the pirt of the dauzhters of this day, det-inanJiiis knowledge in occnpationaand styles of business by which tUey h»y be their owa defense and their own support if all fatherly ai^ husbandly and brotherly hands forever fail them. I have seen two sad sights—the one a wo man in all the gloryof her young lifestrickea by dise«w, airf in a week lifeless in a homeot which she had been the j^de. As her M"^? wre folded over the still heart and her eyes cl<^ for the last slumber, and she was t^kea out amid the lamentations ot kindred aad friftids, I thought that was a ssdnSss Im-mea^ ble. ButlhavaseensoaMthingcom-pared^^ th whhdi that scene was bright and wngfm. It was a youi» woman who had ^b een aallll hMerr ddaayi a amid wealthy snrroundta hy the virtt of death and bankruptcy to household turned out on acold world without one leseon about how to get food <v dtelter, a n ^ t o t h e awful whir^iKMl of city life where strong shipe have gone down, aad M twen^ years not one word has bsan hean| from her. Vessels last week went out on fw Atlantic Orean lookinar for m shipwreck^ craft that was left alone and fomken on the ssa a few werics ago, with the oC h r i i^ hig it into port. But who riuQ ever b r iu agito into th»harbor of aeeoand hope aa« heaven that lost womaB^nimoriaT; drivarf ia what tempest aflame in ^whiti Mo^slnkhMc^^.what al^^-.C ' My Fisters, "give not yoar timS^ fancy workmioh the worU with whan hard tfaaai and hMriall nal ancaiakaaAMHMal tt. to aalNla takecareeil _ wookt hava 4em K thy motherr^" unrewarded and __ hair is whiteniac aiit tta rejolcatbatyoesia asarhr-llw M yonr aesanan ns fwbellaaraham, smBeandtha wor .ofaregimeatitt by bayonets ot whoever fallhs , she of Hoels.' '.ttCleran^^i^ fighting the hattfroC Hte a t e T ^ ^ - isoaycwsitle. ~ . C ne who bae knowa la Moca* I hare ob jHienk ^ Above U.e t M ^ of the gala IbeaFBrLM* Hehoite nr. whearthe taOewassMa tt shorts,h -alilsl nihote t(KU ii,f leag, tlsBibk BetamrsnaB. T n Baagor (Maine) Commariimt zdatea that vfaSe a yomg nun ki land was g o i a g l i o m a b i t a f ^ admtf the otliernigli^kasaw abaad of liiip. in the road a peeoIkr-IwftiQc aa&H^ Ha eooldae* teU whatit was^ alittlezerolvw wUdi ba l uA pooka* and M a» t t o b e i a l ' a e a ia itaw^y. Thabeaakaad^a mam tm him after the ilzat shotw and' tiM ^ n b into it in quick eBoeeaeloo. tfaiat&a eteaiora boasdednQ^% daika«M, a a d t h a j ^ a S a ^ : congratnfatingliliHMlr whaaftsppamd d i e p t ^ . i i f t . ftra ploii^ f ^ i h a c t ^J Ha knew tkut ttMMfaafc] fat 1 the aida nf flia heavily. Fisallj nmmnniDt idET^ifar oonraga, fha TOiag ltflaNra»nBig«|«c his aatagonist, onl its •ypgi^i started npon th»«DLfa»k»ga»iarM«« Fire or n men wwt back oaRyiiiglaittenia, aad fcnted in e p^ now bull mooe^jBatbeaathinskiUwI. As attraative-loakinf i«a» wha-kas been a eoiiapioaoaa flgnm abant^ tk« Hoffiman' i9. Oaopga S. b«dcet-dMH> kino^of ClriesB» saya>tke New York Ha went out of business, aa tha Sis&rfet Attorney of Chicago is auikiair war s» the bneket shops. He InttfMkled in other substantial enfes^otiia^ i t t n i^ cago, so that tba baofea^f^wnairftr make bat littk^diftmnee baitt his'foxbane Ohicago. At tlui^'tiiBi.iif^' Chioagoftrettei thaJbiddip^ 4haag saaf^ town 6aU. f e c i s o a l l
|Title||Wethersfield weekly farmer, 1888-01-13|
|Subject||Wethersfield (Conn.) -- Newspapers; Rocky Hill (Conn.) -- Newspapers; Newington (Conn.) -- Newspapers; Hartford (Conn.) -- Newspapers; Glastonbury (Conn.) -- Newspapers|
|Description||Frequency: Weekly; Publication dates: Vol. 1, no. 2 (Dec. 18, 1886) -v. 3, no. 34 (July 25, 1889)|
|Collection||Newspapers of Connecticut|
|Source - Location||Connecticut State Library microfilm, AN104.W4 F37|
|Relation||Preceding title: Wethersfield farmer (Wethersfield, Conn. : 1886); Succeeding title: Wethersfield farmer (Wethersfield, Conn. : 1889)|
|Publisher||Wethersfield Printing Co.|
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|Title-Alternative||The Wethersfield weekly farmer; Weekly farmer|
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VOLUME 11. WETHEKSFIELD, CONN., FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 1888. NO. 6.
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*H« WINOINO HOUR
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