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ifte Philosophical Cockroach. A He* Fable for Crfttcs. A cockroach sat on an editor's <3«*k, with a irj-nic*! tntl'.t on !ii« face: And watetKd ilx; «jft/jr make tfrmf*f\m BIB/* mark", on a clean. white tttiux. "Dear ID*!" gald the oxfcnwcfi. -J can - t««9 why fe *hoi(M iat»r «o <v(n*t«nUy. S? £*&??"'* "WnnplMi a t>mrt<: thiog wlih all til* w nttrnr awl wri'eo Paste siod scissor?. — Think of the energy jwinii? to waste?" the editor VttenfA but dMn't reply, A For be had too m ncli t o do ; But be »aM Jo himself! "One can't dear There * much In tb<- point of rlew. Onecan not measure his rx?fpht»r'« woHh By Oie ftLth he mak^ !n Hi* face of the earth. And I strongly nnpect that he may be Perfectly rftrht In hi* Judgment of me. Pact/; and Bcinorv, »., . , 8d'«or* and j/aale— Think of Oie energy ^oln^ to waste!" T w?,i th t e « edltoT sma *'"*5 'he wkroa/A flat, t^TL ttl Ij| ? *?"""»•*• »nd »/uri«l him deep In the rwtof pa«t/>: and remarked: "Now that •M, """{Mei-ln *» ttlnjr off cheap. The critical faculty, as we know, U i adan^emus tJ.lnir to harp, and so- I ve forwarded you to a letter land. For the Rake of eocfety. understand." Then the editor took up hit pen and raid. A« he looked at the cwkroacii lyiny dead: "P m,i~i, , .t. ''¥'"* amj I'a«e— .inline 01 the i:hvr%y italtm to waste!" —Barrett Kastman. THE RED FAN. They had been sitting around the library fire for some time reading when suddenly J.-u:'* threw down his book and said; "I vole this pretty dull. Confound 'Kasselas' anyhow. Let's talk." "That will be a pleasure. You're so entertaining." said Jetty, crossly, for she was reading one of the Duchess' novels on the sly and didn't want to be interrupted. "Humph! I know what you're doing, miss; HO you needn't trv to hide that book. You can't deceive me. If you were rcadi tig something solid now, you'd be only too glad to lay it down. Hi, there, Rachel! what are you reading?" Kachc-l laid down her book reluctantly. "Macaulay's -Lays,' Jack, but I will stop if you like. What shall we do to be entertaining?" "Oh, I don't know? I said 'talk,' but I don't know what to talk about." "I'll tell you." said Rachel; "let's go up to grandma's room and get her to tell us a Ktory. "Oh, pshaw!" exclaimed Jack, "she does not want us up there botherin" her." e "You just come and see. You don't go to KCO her half enough, you and J(;!lv. Shu told me she wished you'd come oftener" "Did hin*. honest now?" asked Jack, who was very fond of his grandmother, but like all boys, thought it foolish to show his affection. "Well, suppose We do go," and he gave Jetty's book a rap that sent it flying across the room. Jetty rose without .saying anything picked the book up and hid it under the lid of tho piano. It was useless to remonstrate with Jack when he had on one of his "high and mighty spells," asKhe called them, and, besides, Jetty knew she had no right to read that book. Mir; would not have dared to if her mother and father had not cone out for the evening. So she placed it safely out of sight ond followed her brother and cousin to grandma's room, ihfy wen; already ensconced in comfortable chairs, while "randrna who.wa<> in qnim a glow at tin's unexpected visit from tin- grandchildren she loved «o dearly, was beaming at Ih'.-rn over h<;r /Spectacles. ••Tell yon a story." she said; "dear, dear, J don't believe I can. I haven't told stories for years. Until you came here, little Rachel, J u , : l: and Jetty never cared for rny old-fashioned gown witii her, a pale Mn« silk, ed with spray* of tinj forgef-me-n'oti done tip in a darker shade of blne^ "I bad a littie surprise in store~for her, and so. after a while, I went carelessly to my trunk and brought out my own gown. It was a rerr pretty gown, an' I was delighted to hear Slarie's exclamation of admiration and surprise. "It was a white- chiffon gown, with a fyll skirt, and tiny bodice, low-necked, with a full ruffle of the chiffon hanging down, and no sleeves. There were wnite slippers to match and lone white glores. "'Oh, cherie, yon will look like an angel.' cried the impetuous Marie, as she whirled me around for inspection. •Jacques, the gardener, shall make one little white wreath for your bonnr brown locks! Ah! Thou wilt look like a white-robed angel with a crown, my Katherine, but.' "and she paused impressively, 'where is your fan?' "I produced it reluctantly. It was an old satin fan of my mother's and I felt rather ashamed of it, but it was all I had. I was sorry Marie asked, because I had not intended showing it to her. Indeed, I was contemplating the possibility of g«-ing without a fan at the ball. I didn't think I would be very warm. "When Marie saw the fan she threw up both her hands in horror. . "'It will nevare do, ma cherie, she Siiid. 'Net-are, nevare. It will spoil thy angel costume. Go straight down to Martin's and buy the exquisite tissue fan we saw there yesterday. Do you remember?' "Did I remember? Well, didn't I? I had coveted that fan for the last week, but it was $18. and I hud not so much to spend for myself. I had only two crisp $10 bills tucked away m my little chain purse, and those were to buy gifts for the folks at home. But HOW f6 MAKE it was such a temptation. Marie returned^ to the siege the next day. "'It is folly.' 'she said; 'comedown with me and see it.' "Well, I went. Of course Marie did not know about the tw» $10 bills and the gifts for the people at home. There it lay on the case, so white and dainty with the exquisitely carved mother o' pearl sticks, its border of lace and the dainty spray of rose* across it. I bought it. but my heart was very heavy. A thousand times I wished it back. I thought of the skates for my brother Tom, the book for sister May and the dainty shoulder shawl for mother. None of them within my reach now. "The day before tlie ball I went into Martin's to get a bracelet fixed. The clasp was broken. I paused at the fan counter to look into the case. There was a lady standing there talkino- to the clerk. ° "'I had set my heart on that fan,' she said'. 'I should have taken it the day i saw it. I wanted it for my daughter. You know the one I mean, white tissue with mother of pearl sticks, lace bordered and painted with roses.' "Yes, I remember, Mrs. Mason,' said the clerk. -I sold it only the other day to a young girl,' "'I arn sorry,' she said. 'I wish I knew the girl. I'd be willing to pay her more than she gave.' "My heart seemed to leap up and clioke me, but I turned around and said_as bravely as I could: 'I bog your accidentally overheard I bought the fan and I have never carried it. from m The f»omtn*r GM Who ifope« to ft* fop- ola* WUI Caltl*mte the Art. The summer girl who hopes to achieve rrae popularity ought to devote herself to mastering tfia art of roakinor sandwiches. No article of food plays a larger part in the economy of the silly season: none is capable o'f daintier treatment: Under certain conditions none is more appetizing. Here are a few directions that^nay be of assistance: Jt is important for successful sandwich-making to remember to order bread beforehand, as fresh bread will not answer. Loaves for cutting sandwiches should be two days old; if staler they become dry and crumble instead of forming nice slices when cut For game sandwiches cut thin slices from the breast of any cold bird, dip them in aspic jelly (without this they would be too dry), sprinkle them slightly with salt and Nepaul pepper, and lay them between slices of bread and butter. Grouse, blackcock, and other dark game may be used in brown bread sandwiches, and should have a nttle lemon squeezed over the meat after it is dipped in the aspic jelly. Chicken sandwiches should be'made by placing slices of the white meat of a chicken, delicately flavored with :Sepaul pepper and salt, between thin slices of bread with good bechamel sauce instead of butter. This sauce should be made rather thickei than if for serving with hot entree. Chicken sandwiches may be varied by mixin<r a little finely shred ham or tongue with the white meat, but in this case they should be used with bread and butter, not bechamel sauce. To make salmon ''Oh, grandma!" .exclaimed Jetty, reproachfully, and then to change tho convi'r.sntiun, she quickly said: "What do you use that lovely cherry cabinet with the brass mountings for? That's pretty enough lor the drawing-room." ''Tim vr.'i'v thing," said grandma, in an excited Ihmor. "It is (i!l«;d with souvenirs of my girlhood days. Every article has a history. Suppose you choose something from it and I will tell you a story about it." "Agreed," cried Rachel, "and we'll cornij up here every night until tho cabinet is emptied. You choose first, . Jetty." Jetty opened tho cabinet drawer and finally drew out a beautiful rod tissue fan, with'exquisitely carved tortoiso-shell sticks and a border of red feathers. "I choose this, grandma," slio said. "Has it a history? Did you carry it at your first ball?" "Woll, not exactly, dear, and yot it has something to do with my first bull. It has a history. You seo, it, was this way: When J was eighteen I wont 'away for a visit to Now York.. Iliad ju.st liiiisln-d school and I had never boon in a big city before. It was a groat trcial, and how good they wore to mo, dear Mmo. VaifRcnsselaor and her delightful husband. "They had no children, but toward the end of my visit a niece of theirs, Mario Van Rc.'iissolaor, oamo to stay with thorn. Mario's mother was a French woman whom ono of tlio Van Rensso- laor boys had married abroad, and Mario inherited all hor mother's love of lino clothes, dainty bolon-'iii" and exquisite lingerie. After Marie came I.did not enjoy my visit quite so woll. She was fond of mo and slio did not moan to bo unkind, but I could not hoi]) wincing a bit when she rolled her big black eyes at my clothes in evident surprise at their simplicity. My clothes wore of good material and appropriate, but they did not havo tlio l-ronch stylo of Mario's Paris-made gowns. Ah. how foolish I was, but i cried many a might over that little thorn in my rose. "Well tho week before I wont away madamo gave a ball in our honor. It was a very grand affair, I assure you. All tho young people wo know came, and all tlio grown-up people who had known our parents camo to welcome their daughters into society, for it was really at this ball that Mario aud I mud,o our debut. Tho house was all trimmed with palms and ferns and exquisite flowers, and Mario and I . stood with madamo at tho ond of the long drawing-room, to receive tho .giiostSs.Jiut 1 am getting ahead of my "" Alfeff days before the bail came to ray room to see what I , was fi'oinp-to wear. She pardon, but i what you said, don't want it. If you'll buy it from me I'll be very- glad to have what I gave for it,' "'Why, child.' she- (jam curiously, 'why do you Want to part wilh it?' " "Then I told her all about it. Well, to make a long story short, slio took it. I stood at madamo's right that night in white and Mario stood at her left in blue, and in tho center was madarne, stately and imposing in- a rich brocaile. I carried no fan and Marie's eyes were as big as saucers when she saw nothing in my hands. Hut she did not dare speak about it before madame. Can you fancy my surprise, however, when about 10 o'clock madame said; 'Kathorino, let me present you to an old friend of your mother's, Mrs. Mason. Anna, my. dear, this is Teresa's daughter.' "And then I heard a familiar voice say, 'I think this young lady and I have mot before. Let me introduce my daughter Millie to her;' and, looking up, 1 saw my acquaintance of Martin s, and beside her a young girl in Pink, holding in hor Jiand a w1iite tissue fan —my fan. "I was very much embarrassed, Mario was curious and madamo bewildered, but Mrs. Mason nodded reassuringly to mo, and before any ono could ask a question moved on with Millie. She told madamo tho whole story, however, and next, day I found tins rod fan on my dressincr-ta- blo with a sweet note from madamo praising mo for what I had done. And that is why I havo always kept tho rod fan so preciously.—A'. Y^Iieoordcr. .. . sandwiches take a suflicient quantity of flakes of cold .salmon, taking care to scrape off all particles of grease, then lay them on thin slices of bread spread with mayonnaise sauce slightly stiffened with aspic jelly to the consistence of moderate!v firm butter—that is, neither so hard a"s butter in frosty weather nor so soft as butter in summer. The quantity of aspic required to obtain a proper stiffness will entirely depend upon the weather—sprinkle a little pepper and salt over the fish, cover it with a layer of very thinly sliced cucumber, then finish the sandwiches with the top slices of bread and mayonnaise. Those who dislike cucumber, or find it indigestible, may use mustard and cress instead. Hani - boiled egg sandwiches are much improved by the addition of a little water-cress, lettuce, or endive. Beet-root, water-cress, celery, tomatoes, and mustard and cre.ss make de- lic'ious sandwiches or "portable salads " Mayonnaise with aspic should be used for these instead of butter, and in the case of the beec-root and tomatoes a chopped tarragon and chcvril, mixed with the mayonnaise, will be found an improvement. Asparagus tops and tin; round soft part of green artichokes with bechamel sauce instead of butter form delicious sandwiches. Both these vegetables may be had ready for use in tins or bottles. The aspic jolly necessary for many of these sandwiches should be good homemade aspic, made from stronu- moat stock, and well flavored witS vegetables, wine, vinegar, herbs spices, cto. "" " The ordinary aspic to be bought at the grocer's would impart so strong a flavor of gelatine that the taste of thu good things of which they were composed would not bo percepti- ian Maze won the band of the dusky maiden who was the cause of the battle is not stated in the information. It is not essential to the story, biit it may be supposed that he did, and that for the - succeeding years she was the queen of his lovely "wigwam. Purrit, the defeated Indian, was not dead, and after he regained consciousness he m'ade off, no one khows where. His antagonist spread the report that Pur- rit was sleeping with his fathers, and it was so believed. That ended the first chapter of the story. Nearly twenty years elapsed before anything else was heard of the affair. Last Friday some cattlemen who were passing through Sycamore canyon were horrified to find the dead body of old Indian Maze tied hand and foot to a log. His death was due to a very small wound in the jugular vein made by the point of a knife, or, as there is reason to believe, by a horseshoe nail ground down to a sharp point. The surroundings showed that a terrible struggle haa taken place, and it was evident that old Maze had been overpowered, tied firmly to the log, :md then the sharpened nail driven into the vein of his neck and he allowed to bleed slowly to death. The deed had evidently been done that day. It was a mystery, and one very peculiar, and the cattle herders spread the report. The Indians, and there are many of them in that locality, gathered from all sides and set up their dismal howls and horrible lamentations preparatory to burying the dead brother. Gradually the 'affair began to receive light from the combined memories of the old sachems of the Diggers. Additional light was thrown on the matter by some one, and then another and another of the assembly, recalling that a strange Indian had been several times seen of late skulking about the hills and hidni"- in the thickets of Manzanita. The death of old Maze and the strange appearance of the skulking Indian began to be associated, and when the Former tragedy was recalled,the light between Maze and Purrit, the Indians remembered that tho stranger who had been skulking about the hills and hiding in the thickets was none other than Pur- rit. They thought he had come from the spirit world to avenge him on his adversary, and well had lie done it, as the cold body of poor old Ma/e, lashed to^the log, was ample evidence. The defeated lover had planned well that revenge which is sweet child of tlie forest. J-L* had , long, and had nursed his hate throtitrh almost twenty years, biding his time to strike the blow which should balance accounts between himself and his mortal foe, according to the Indian style of bookkeeping. By what means he had decoyed old Maze into that glen—to the very spot where the duel of years before had taken place—is not known. Probably he lay in wait, and overpowered the old man by sheer strength, bound him fast, and then killed him. Neither is it known where he had-remained all the years. No WIT AND Fat away flip*? %yintcr flannels Timt fo maijj: moons you've worn— Andy'iii'll catcfi the inlhienza * Just as sure as you ire born. Progress is very well, but very few* people rejoice over a new wrinkle.— Lowell (Joilrifr. "What is your husband doing now?" "Nothing. 'He has been appointed to an office."—A'. I'. Press. •A fish diet is said to be good for the brain. Probably this is because the fish go so often in schools.— Punk, Doctor—"I believe you have some sort of poison in your system." Patient—"Shouldn't wonder. What was that last stuff you gave me?"— N. Y, Weekly. A man's idea of the right time to move is when he becomes to'o. well known in a town to have a good time without his wife hearing of it.—Atchison (Jlobe. _ . Bartender—"I speak seven different languages.' What will you have as a starter. 11 " Rounder—"Well, you might give us a little hot Scotch."— Binghamton Leader. Dick Hicks (to dentist)—"My jaw ached when I came here, but now it has stopped." Molar (grasping forceps)—"We can soon remedy that."— N. Y. Herald. The Angel Gabriel (preparing' to sound the last trump)—"Silence,now!" Excited Young Man—"Hold on just a second. I've sent a boy for my kodak!" — Lansing World. Druggist—"There you arc, sir. One twenty-live." Customer—"Excuse me, but I'm in the trade." Druggist—"O, I bug pardon. Ten cents.'"'— Smith, Gray & G'o.'s Monthly. Uncle —"What is your favorite dish, Karlchen?" Karleheu—"Suet tlurnp- lings; for they always make me so ill that I can't go to school the day after." — Aiickdoten ilibliothck. . yotir tiia do n S . econd she'll forive him, r'sy Insurance agent J-our attention to the Life"anrl Benefit - ". Artist-"] ' 7 -i ._.,_.... ^ A na ^ I W j s t, " lfo « of insurance." "But «;,. poor, you have a famjiV ' nn .... Studio is crowded with pfctui S you cannot sell." "True *" will sell at big prices a' -^-Street tt- Smith's thread a needle for him, mend his clothes."— Jt,'. j- "Don : t like the place? thought you had a firsts, tionr" Boy of all work—"lt' s a i| enough except in theinornina hardly any passing af thatlL you can t imagine how discoura*, is to wash the wmdows.sweeiith? walks, and shake the mat<= and, soul going along to get the vnnr Inlinre." lineln,, '/• Married daughter-«oi,. ,\ m J a time as I do have with tint i.' ?* of mine! I don't have . '* peace when he's in the hon J^"" 1 always calling me to help do i th.ngor other.» Mother~Vh, he want now?" Daughter---?? wants me to traipse way up •• • J your labors."— jJosion The car was not half full, bl|( „ youth in the new sprint suit i" himself down by the sitle .-• IUB • Piunipedj to the wailed hie. The following sandwiches are quite new, are particularly adapted for afternoon tea, and now find favor with many as a change from the cakes and biscuits in ordinary use: For chocolate; sandwiches place a layer of vanilla chocolate between two slices of bread and butter. The chocolate should be freshly "rated, and then; must bo plenty of'it, or the bread and butler will not taste of it. To make a plum cake .sandwich lay thin slices of very rich plum cake between bread and butter. The cake should bo quite as good as a rich wedding cake, and ought to be rather fresh. For chestnut sandwiches boil some chestnuts (the number will depend on the quantity of .sandwiches required) till soft. Pool them, pass them throu-'h a wire sieve, and sprinkle over them some pulverized vanilla. A layer of this mixture between the slice of bread and butter will be found excellent. All these sandwiches must,of course, bo trimmed and cut up after they are prepared, and it is a good plan, when many different kinds arc to be served on tho supper or tea table, to distinguish them by their different shapes as well as by tho difference of white and brown broad. The Gun, 'This, then, Miss Grassnock," said the young man, as ho started for tho door, "is your final decision?" "It is Mr. Wickluggo," said the young girl, firmly. "Then," ho replied, his voice betraying an unnatural calmness, "there is but ono moro thin" to jyld " "What is that?" slio asked, toy in <r absently with tho lobe 6f her shell-like Bur. "It is this," he muttered—"Shall I return thoso black satin suspenders by mail, or will you havo them now?"— Uot/uer and Furnisher. AVhy Ho Didn't Like Higby—"What arc y.im going to do this summer; goingaoross tho nondP" Digby_«Y-a-as, I think I'll knook around the continent a bit, you know." * Hi«by—"Naw, i think not „ Higby—"Why not?". Digby—"Woally, doah boy, I was ovah there lawst yeah, dontyeknow and mo Amowieun accent was so noticeable that there was weally pleasure in lite."~Columbus Post. AN INDIAN'S REVENGE. Tragedy In Two Acts, Which Are Twenty Yours Apart. A tragedy took plaoo recently in Bui-rough valley, a locality among the foothills of tho Sierra Nevada, which resulted in the death of Indian Maze a Digger about 40 years old. This in itself would not bo remarkable, gays the San Francisco Chronicle, wore it not that it is tho consummation of a feud of nearly twenty years' standing, and the working out of revenge by an Indian who all this time had boon supposed dead by tho members of his tribe and had been almost forgotten by his people. There is a piece of savage romance connected with it that Would figure woll in tho novel of the border. _ The story as told here this mornin" is that some twenty years ago, or nearly that long, two Indians, at that time savages, named Maze and Pun-it, wore smitten with tho charms of a dusky maiden of their own tribe, and inusmuoh as they were unable to sot- tie tho matter in tho ordinary ways of courtship, they decided to settle it in combat. Without any seconds or witnesses to take note of the affray they valley, a . .. •••«*-•. mi nio ^tUHOt i.1 U tidings of him had ever come back to his kindred, and they had lone a^o given him up as among the dead? But they did not reckon rightly, as the tragedy of last Friday will show. No trace of Purrit has been found since, lue Indians have searched for him through all the thickets, but in vain, lei-haps he has gone back to the land where ho had hidden and had found a home during all the years in which lie had been nursing his reveii"e and was waiting for tho day when he would settle scores with old Maze. Motiri tain-Making. Visitors to Mount Washington can hardly have failed to notice in several places by the side of the road loading from the Glen-to the summit curiously bent and twisted rocks, some of which strikingly resemble layers of rumpled cloth. The evidence which the forms of these rocks furnish of the action of some tremendous pressure in long past times, which was able to bend and fold tho layers of the earth's crust, is of a kind that appeals to the eye and mind of^the most uninstructcd observer. The geologist sees in the mountains themselves far grander proofs of tlie" might of thoso forces of disturbance that have brokan and corrugated the rocky shell of the globe. The effectiveness of the slow contraction, which the earth has undergone as its interior has gradually cooled off, in upheaving and deforming its surface, has recently been beautifully illustrated by the experiments of the French geologist, Prof. A. Daubree. He took a distended ball of caout- chouc made to imitate the form of the earth, slightly flattened at tho poles and covered it with a layer of beeswax. Then tho ball was allowed to contract a little. Immediately the beeswax surface was thrown into folds anil fractured and upheaved iu some places and depressed in others, the effect being to produce a striking resemblance to tho surface cif the earth with its mountains and valleys and vast bods of broken and tilted rocks. So in a few minutes, by this ingenious experiment, a geological history of the earth in minature can be enacted and, while watching it, with the aid of a little imagination, we may behold some of these mighty processes which, acting through millions of years, havo gradually brought our planet into the condition in which we see it to-day.— Exchange. He meant to compliment the smallness of her feet when he told her that she could use her ear-muffs for bath slippers, but she perversely took it the other way.— Washington Mar. Cumso—"So Mrs. Buntincr is a Daughter of the Revolution, is she?" Mrs. Cumso—"Yes. Why?" Cumso —"To me she looks old enough to be the mother ot it."— Brooklyn Life. Mrs. Dogood—"I suppose you have some idea what the future state is like?" Dusty Rhodes—"Yes; a place where you will have plenty of time to do the work you won't have to do."—A 7 r Herald. "You say the chicken soup isn't good? Why, I told the cook how to make it. Perhaps she didn't catch the idea." Boarder-«Noi I think it was the chicken she did't catch."— Brandon Bucksaw. Sarcastic Guest (inspecting a plate- fuhof gristly _ steak)—"What did the some girl in gray. '"PossiWv 8 .^ you are holding this seat," he S a an engaging smile, "for ; man:- 1 " "I was," she said, sigh of disappointment. •%. doesn't seem to have conic," And youth in the now spring suit prcsen'tj got up and wandered on into til- car alieaii.— Chicayu Tribune. "CARfbTTHE FEffT Tho Connection ltot\v rt , n i{ C( | j- flght Shoos. had this Imper- me that gentleman who previously piece of meat say about it?' : turbable waiter—"He asked same question, suh." Mother—"Don't shake the cat like that; she may bite you." Promisino- AT T -I 11 ' mamu *a, I heard pa tefi Mr. Smith last night that he dropped ^•Jinlhe kitty, and 1 should like to get it,"—Cloak Journal. Elsie—"I wonder why Hilda Holdover doesn't buy a new dress, instead of Hint rusty old silk she has on?" Maud—"i guess cho is afraid that'if she did, people would consider it a leap year forfeit."— fuck. "I thought you were going to make a fortune out of the manufacture of india-rubber cigarette holders." "Didnt work. Follows would smoke the holder right up before they noticed tho dif- ferenee."— Indianapolis Journal. Dashaway—"I hear that you upset your soup on Miss Palisade's dress at tho dinner last night?". .Stuffor—"Yes and I was fearfully put out about it.' lou know, it isn't polite to ask for soup twice."— Drake's Magazine. _ Jones—"It is reported that Jay Gould is to loan his collection of palms to the horticultural exhibit at the World's I'air." Brown—"Is that so? I wonder if they are the famous itching n a lm= wo have read ot1 n —Detroit Free Press. stor iron, Coal-dealer—"We'll have to ixmg slate, and stones, and old iron, and things with our coal." Yard man — l nwat s tho mather.sor?" Coal-deal or—"The stuff won't burn, and ono ton Jasts a customer all winter."—w v H eckly, ' ' Modern Finance Broker—"What do 1 risk, my dear? Only the $200,000 of my customers, because I have not a cent myself." Wife-"I n your place I would rather keep the $2"' J A tramp painter struck Brookfield Mo went to the Baptist chureh, pr 0 l VOr8l und the , - r to go his security for a pair of trousers in which to bo ba The met one day in Sycamore no The Kaffirs, with thirteen paradises, huyo more than double that uutabor of hells, ^ small canyon which is still unsettled by white men. The weapons were clubs and tho fight was to a finish, and at its close Indian Purrit lay like one aeau and his antagonist went away victorious from the scene of the conflict. He supposed he had killed his foe, but the prostrate Indian was not in the spirit land, but only stunned b the blows of the club. Whether Feeding a Delicate Kaby. There nre throe points to be considered in feeding a delicate baby, writes Elizabeth Robinson Scovil in thl Ladies' Home Journal. Tho kind of food. The quantity given at once. lie time between tho meals. I ho kind of food must, of course do pend upon the child; what a-reos wiit one can not be taken by another,while it exactly suits a third. A good ree a is one tablospoonful of milk, two table spoonfuls of croam, two tablespoonfi Is of hmo-water and three of to Ibd water, sweetened with a tiny bit of JmT spent *1,5JJ on her'dress?" am," said the young man 1 advised her to do it over n K^SlV™ ' irst b.o!C£! giigui. — (jloak lieview. , ""nly. How many young women who afflicted with rod nones or pnrn] complexions ever think of lavW blame on the shoes which are a" size too small and which they kick with a sigh of relief when they can hist in their own room enjoy 'the comfortable slippers that Innk like grandfathers of the giddy, pa leather affairs that have just'been carded, says the Philadelphia T. Girls, buy your shoes to lit, not nil and the complexions will bo better your feet look ever so much i than when the toe points are sontbul*'| ing forward, vainly seeking f or m j room. If you have a No. 4 foot, ft goodness sake don't try to o-et into No. 3 shoe. The beauty of the foot dons nut pond on its small size, but rather oil Us sleuth-mess, height of instep an« perfect arch and firmness. We do advocate loose, ill-fitting shoes, for., u foot looks better when the shoe fitspei fectly than when it is either ton ti«l or too loose. Loose boots will raal corns as well as tight ones, as the ru! biiig will produce hard spots. Hi»l heels are only used on evcniii" 1 shocd as for every-day wear they arc nol only uncomfortable but ungraceful! Medium heels are the best for all nui poses. When you buy your shoos go to t! shoemaker's after you have been your feet all day. 'The feet are theii at their maximum size and you will find that they will be entirelv'comfort. able to put right on, requirin" no! "breaking in" if you buy those that perfectly without pinchinir whoii feet are swollen by exercise. Foil those who suffer, as so many do, from corns a few suggestions as to tlieiil treatment may not prove out of plan right here and may prove helpful to: those who are woll nigh discoura«d, 1 hoy may be nipped in the bud prompt applications of kerosene „.. Cut the corn down as mueh as possible without making it sore,then ruboa tht oil night and morning. If corns appear between the toes.wel a piece of tissue paper with the kerosene and put it over the corns. Keep it on all day and renew night anil morning. If tho corns are young they will speedily vanish. More hardened offenders require more vigorous treatment. Soak for twenty minutes in hot water, then paro and scrape with « very sharp knife and paint with iodine. Lunar caustic is excellent but rather dangerous.for unless great care is useful m its application it will burn deeply;^ and make a dangerous sore. ' '" made of white A salve' 1 or yellow wax spermaceti and almond or castor oil in equal quantities is excellent to use- after bathing, but not soakin", apply before going to bed, rubbing in | thoroughly. Beginning Right. A provident man is literally a man I who looks ahead, such a man, for in- 1 stance, as figures in this little anecdote extracted from tho N. Y. Tribune. f . A Yorkshire vicar received thefok lofving note from one of his parish-' lo • loners: notls that landMfw'l Is c afternoon nu.v, has has sugar. food is »T • . - tin y "it of Make it -milk warm, and ready for " uso. This an cient for ono feo sized baby until H wo on after that gradually increase the the is suffl! That doesn't B -Oh, is that "Tills is to (fivo you Jemima Arabella l" elmrcli on Saturday „.„„,„„„ lll!Al ,.„„„„„, fiwi« ,"' )ol ' fttl011 o'uiuti'lmony fit yourlm* loar." 1 "' ODlp ' tts lll ° u 'i>) is mroU by tl» Forewarned is forearmed. * Tliovicsr I was "promp" and tho "operation" wa» quickly performed while tho cab waited. Total Eclipses of the Sun. i i Every year there must bo twoeelipsM of the sun, and there may he &*• Ihoso aro partial oclipsos, howover.o* oopt in tho comparatively rare casein which tlio moon passes nearly central'j ly over tho sun's disk anil produces S J total obscuration of his light. Sine*'I tho invention of tho spectroscope, i"j < 1860, there have boon barely a score w total eclipses, and a number of tb""" could not bo observed because the I of totality, fell at the earth's polar tfions or upon the oceans. The belt totality is a narrow strip—never than ono hundred and seventy wide—whore tho point of tho *>eottl «M ' "fees double," oxclaru«3a U U, 0C m Ub ^"1 8 '""'°w faUs" "upon"TkY'eartii. 1 at tho station-house «rs. "J • ooll P ses r '»'ely recur, therefore, at what a pity wo could'n work on tho otur. Uttle Boy—«. -, «,, vvw *juv—"n J5 *!£«!•*. wd r new her ilore, BV »wy same point of the earth. At Londofl. | for example, there has been no toWT eclipse since the year U40 except W|li of 1715, and there will be none J -" l '"' i the next century,— Prof. S,'S. " • J • •

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