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THE OTPEE DM MOlNES v ALaONA, IOWA, JANtTAHY 64892, ALOONA, IOWA THE total amount of money taken in by the New Orleans lottery per annum if al its tickets are Bold is $28,000,000, and the largest possible amount that Can be drawn by the holders of the tickets is $14,000,000 so that the lottery puts into, its own coffers about 47 per cent, of all the money it receives, and this sum in years when the sale of its tickets is good amounts to $13,000,000 or more. It is the most gigantic jobbery enjoying legislative license in any state in the American union, and is only a shade more respectable than the gilded gambling hell that makes Monte Carlo infamous. THE NBW COURTS. The nine new courts established by congress at its last session rank above the United States circuit courts, and from the latter appeals lie to the former. One of these new courts was created for each of the nine circuits in the country. The several circuits include the territory named below: Eirst circuit—Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Second—Connecticut, New York and Vermont. Third—Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Fourth—Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia und West Virginia. Fifth—Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Sixth—Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. Seventh—Illinois, Indiana anc 1 Wisconsin. Eighth—Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. Ninth—California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Each of the new appellate courts is composed of three members, — the United States circuit judge sitting with a member of the federal supreme court, and the two being joined by one of the judges recently appointed by the president. Six out of the nine new judges have been appointed and their names sent to the senate for confirmation: They are: William L; Putnam, of Maine, for .the first circuit; Nathaniel Shiprnan, of Connecticut, for the second; George M. Dallas, of Pennsylvania, for the third; Nathan Goff, of West Virginia, for the fourth; William H. Taft, of Ohio, for the sixth, and William A. Woods,of Indiana, for the seventh! So far as these appointments are made, if if the nominations shall be confirmed, the new appellate courts will stand, the first name in each case being that of the justice of the supreme court sitting in the circuit, the second is the present circuit judge and the third is the newly appointed judge: First circuit — Justice Horace Gray, Judge LeBaron B. Colt, Judge William L. Putnam. Second — Justice Samuel Blatchford, Judge William J. Wallace, Judge Nathaniel Shipman. Third—Justice Joseph P. Bradley, Judge Win. McKenna, Judge George M. Dallas. Fourth—Chief Justice M. W. Fuller, Judge Hugh L. Bond, Judge Nathan Goff. Fifth—Justice L. Q, C. Lamar, Judge Don. A. Pnrdec, . Sixth—Justice Henry B. Brown, Judge Bowell E. Jackson, Judge William H. Taft. Seventh—Justice John M. Hnrlan, Judge Walter Q. Gresham, JudeeWilliam A. Woods. Eighth—Justice David J. Brewer, Judge Henry C. Col well. Ninth—Justice Stephen J. Field, Judge Lorenzo Sawyer. No appointment has been made for the fifth, eighth, or ninth circuits. The last is the Pacific coast circuit. All the new judges are republicans but three, and it is expected that when the list is finally completed it will include only the three democrats. _ PEHSONAL MEN'JJON. THE LATEST NEWS. President Harrison shook hands with nearly 1,500 people in the city of Washington yesterday afternoon. * # * Congressman Springer's wife is a model wife for an ambitious public man. She is cordial in manner, well informed and a thorough democrat. Her height is short, and she has brilliant black e.ves. * * * Secretary Elkins has a large family to house in Washington, He has six children with him all the time, the t-ldest being a daughter by his first wife, but there is also a still older daughter who is married, that makes long visits with her parents. * * * Amelie Rives Chanler has nearly finished a new novel. Her health is excellent, She walks and rides with her husband about the country roads of Albemarie county, Vii., and, when sho tiros of writing, she spends an hour or two in painting. But most of her time is spent in writiner. * * * It is hinted that Colonel Cockerel!, of New York newspaper success, and at present managing a morning and afternoon paper there, has been invited by Senator Gorman, of Maryland, to remove one of his properties to Baltimore, and conduct affairs in that dty more as Gorman thinks they should be run. * * + Tank Kee, a cultivated Chinaman who is lecturing throughout the United States on his native laud, has donated a valuable library of 38,000 volumes to the University of Texas. Some of the books are old manuscripts, but the most of them are in English print. All are valuable. GENERAL NOTES. A TERRIBLE Vjlizzord has been raging in the nonthwest. THE members of the new Tory Cabinet were hissed on their arrival in Montreal. LA GnirrE has a firm foothold in Montreal and now claims 1,000 cases. NATURAL gas in abundance has been found in South Dakota, at a depth of 2,000 feet. SHOW is reported to be twelve feet deep in the Sacramento Valley of California. THE United States flagship, Philadel* phia sailed from Port au Prince, Hayti, Tuesday for Barbadoes, West Indiec. THE New York Central railroad has let the contract to build the Sykes block sys tern of signals along the line of the road. The outlay will be about $750,000. A 8UOES8PUL test of the governmen bureau of animal industry's method of in oculating swine was made in Illinois. SECRETARY FOSTER attended the cab inet meeting at Washington Tuesday fo the first time in six weeks. PAUL C. COFFIN, dealer in hurdwan and railroad supplies at New York, as signed Saturday to Wm. J. Livingstone without preference. ADJUTANT GENKIIAL REECE Wednes clay commissioned Henry Barrett Chaui- berlin first lieutenant of Company M, First Infantry, I. N. G. Do. VON HOLLEBEN, German minister io Japan, will be transferred to Washing- ion to succeed the late Count Arco Valley THE amount of 4^ per cent, bonds redeemed Tuesday was §2,500, making the ;otal redemptions to date $22,458,150 and ouving outstanding $2,051,550. _MRS. CHARLES T. JOHNSON, the Kansas 3ity high priest of the adventisls, witb ifly followers, sat clothed in white all lay Friday, waiting for tho world to end. MOJITIZ HEUSOIIMANN, dealer in carriages at Now York, assigned Monday to Tacob Level without preferences. IT is reported from Rome via London ;hat tho United States has agreed to pay indemnity Italy demands on account of the Now Orleans exscutions. _TnE navy department reiterates its denials of war preparations, but the secre- ory conferred -with many heads of departments Monday. OLLIE PAIIKEH and Dora Van Shaick, the two Chicago girls who run away from their homes to win fame and fortune on the stage, were ai-restfid in New York Monday. THE entire system of the San Antonio & Arkansas Pass railroad is tied up by a strike of its employes. The trouble was caused by the discharge of a conductor for- an alleged violation of orders. THE wholesale tweed and woolen firm of Mills & McDougall, of Montreal, owing to a succession of bad seasons has been forced to call a faceting of its creditors. The firm's liabilities are stated to be $250,000 principally owing in Canada. _ THE president has denied the application for pardon in the case of Harper, who was convicted on a charge of embezzlement of funds of the Fidelity Savings Bank of Cincinnati and sentenced in 1887 to ten years' imprisonment. THE story of a plot- on the nart of crank to kidnap_ Miss Helen Gould, has just leaked out in New York city. ON Friday night, a south-bound train o the Illinois Central ran over and kille James Nugent about half way betwee: PaytOn and Ludlow, 111. BBAKEMAN W. H. CALLISON of Newark 0,, was burned to death and Fireman S. Switzer fatally injured in a collisio on the Baltimore & Ohio* road nea> Plymouth, 0. M. F. PRiTcirAHD's three-story house a Pittsburg was Wrecked by a natural-gs exolosion Friday. Mr. Pritchatd, hi wife, and three children, and two ser ants were buried in the debris but escapee fatal injury. A TAFFIN, 0., dispatch says a collisio on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad occurre at Chicago Junction Monday morning an resulted in the instant killing of Cohdtu, tor Purcell, of Newark, and the partia destruction of a caboose and postal car. OBIMB. FOREIGN. THE French senate has adopted the commercial treaties bill. TIDAL waves caused great loss of life on the Gilbert islands. THE grip in Milan and surrounding country is causing many deaths. THE French chamber of deputies approved the tariff of 7 francs on crude petroleum Monday, • run! shah has issued a proclamation ratifying the abolition of the tobacco monopoly in Persia. BY the derailment of a train near Hamilton, [Scotland, Sunday, nine persons were seriously injured. MANY arrests have been made in Russian Poland, growing out of a conspiracy against the czar. THE French chamber of deputies Tuesday finally approved the tariff bill. The vote stood 396 in favor of the bill to 112. A PANIC occurred in a theatre at Gates Head, England, in which ten persons, including nine children, were killed, and many others seriously wounded. THE pope will defy the French government by conferring tho grand cross of the order of Christ upon the archbishop of Aix. A MAN disguised as a postal official, on the pretense of revising the contents of a mail car, stole registered letters valued at §1,000 in Kaiser Boiserd. rf, a suburb of Vienna, THE Paris Siecle again declares that within a very short time the entire Or- leauist organizations with it following of decayed nobility, will disappear entirely from the political world. A ST. PKTEUSBUHG dispatch says that an express train on the railroad between Miusk and Smolensk Tuesday ran into the r«ar of a train carrying troops, ancj that twenty people were killed and 100 injured. A SAN SALVADOU dispatch says it is believed that Salvador and Nicamugua will send plenipotentiaries to Couiayagua to demand an explanation in regard to the presence of Guatemalan treops in Honduras territory. FIRES AND CASUALTIES. COAL jjas asphyxiates a man in North Dakota. and wife Du. FEUX RECJNIEU, Sr., of Monniouth 111., was killed by a train-Tuesday, MANY business houses in Chattanooga, Tenn., aro burned out, the loss being 8600,000. THE village of Aurora, III., was totally destroyed by fire Wednesday morning. Loss, $35,000; partially insured. ONE man was killed and two injured, one fatally, by an accident on the Butte (Mont.) cable line. FIUE in Federal street, Boston, Sunday night, destroyed property to tho valvo of $600.000. UNUSUALLY heavy snowe have fallen in the Sierra. Nevada range. Five men from Carson, Nev., are believed to have perished in the storm. FIKE in the hosiery mill of Samuel West in Germaiitown, Pa.,. Tuesday night eaus- ed a loss of $100,000; partially insured. Dalsall's hosiery mill adjoining was dam* agedflQ.OOO. MANY cases of murder ore > reported a tho result of Christmas carousing. ISAAC SAWTELLE, who murdered hi brother in New Hampshire in so atrociou a manner, died in jail of apoplexy. TRUE bills were found Monday by th grand jury against Mayor Wyman and ex Mayor Pearton, of Allegheny, Pa., fo embezzlement. EDWARD M. FIELD is still confined a the Ludlow Street jail, and his refusa to eat is alarming his physicians ' family. THE president of tho bank of Ellendale N. D., which recently failed,_ is airestec charged with receiving deposits when hi knew the bank was insolvent. IN St. Louis Monday night Isaac Valen tine, alias Sheeny O'Brien, shot and killed Abraham Brown, alias Reinhalt, a low saloonkeeper. An old grudge was the cause of the affair. Two more members of tho Sims gang in Alabama have bnon lynched, and two more aro being anxiously sought for. Two young Chicago girls ran away from home and went to New York. Two young men were arrested in connection with the affair. A theft of S350 is among the incidents. ED. H. KINO, of Milton, Iowa, committed suicide while in bed at his boarding house at Paris, Tenn., Sunday by blowing his brains out. No cause is known for the deed. A REWARD of $2,500 is offered for the arrest of persons who have been stealing botses in large numbers froai ranchers or the Montana and Wyoming line and in the Yellowstone Valley. TKAKS WON THE CASE. They Were a Woiniin's, but the Lawyer Won a Wife. It is a strange story to come from the courtroom. One-of the ex-judges in At- anta tells the story in the Atlanta Journal. The real names of the parties are not given, for the hero and heroine are living in Atlanta to-day, surrounded by many interesting and bright children. Some years ago a very important case was being tried in the supreme court. The iitle to tome valuable property was being ;ested, and many thousand dollars were nvolved. One of the lawyers engaged in ;he case was a middle-aged man—a bachelor—who was regarded as one of the best attorneys at the bar. The case had progressed up to a certain point where the jachelor lawyer—we will call him Mr. Jones—felt certain that he had tbe case won. Even his opponents showed that .heir case was weakening. But there vas one more witness to be examined. Jpon this witness' testimony it was expected to turn the tide and change ;he complexion of the case. After a 'ew momenta of conference the opponents of Mr. Jones called to the sheriff. "Let Miss come in." A little later there was the rustling of a woman's skirts, and the witness took the tand. There sat the loveliest vision of sweet, >ure womanhood his eyes had ever beheld. ]veu the judge, he says so himself, had to oruot tho case for a few moments as he gazed at the beautiful woman. The examination went on. In a low voice, as sweet as enchanting music to Mr. "ones, the lady witness gave her testimony. What she said helped Mr. Jones' ipponent wonderfully; but a little shrewd jross-questioning would have upset it. Mr.' "ones, as a force of habit, thought of this as he aat there dazed. "The witness is with you." Mr. Jones heard tho words. As ho iis- ned at the direct examination _ he had )sconie angry because this beautiful witness was not his instead of belonging to be opposite side. But he must do his duty with his client. Besides, so much devolved ou the case. He would turn his >yes away and ask ihe necessary questions. Je would . He rises to his feet and in pite of himself his eyes meet the beauti- "ul blue eyes for the first time, and—-there were tears in them. She was fiighten- ed. "Yon may come down." Mr. Jones spoke the words. He made a ino speech when it came time to make his irguiuont. And he lost the case. If it hadn't been for that ladywit- said the judge, "or if Mr. Jones lad not failed to cross-question -her, he might have won the ca&e. That was my opinion at the time." "And the sequel?" he was asked, "Oh, it was a case of love- at first sight, cm tho purt of Mr. Jones. He lo.it no iuie in making tho lady's acquaintance, and she mairied him. i am told that i'lcre never was a couple married in At- anta that loved each other -more devot- •diy." Mr. Julliboy.—Well 1 um>t say that coTlego '.loe.j a boy a great deal of good. Air. Sakesalive.—Is that so? Mr. Jolliboy.—Yes. My son came homo 'or Thanksgiving, and between betting on "ootball and playing poker tho yoiuif; •ascal won enough from me to keep him 'u pocket money for a year. A Very Coinu.ou VV;iut. "Out ol lorts," "distrait," "the blues," theee are familiar appellatives for uncomfortable, im- definable sensations, accompanied with lassitude, nervouenesi, Indlgeetln- . I'overty of the blood, o remedy which «n effeci-ve stomachic perils- entlf used le the paramount need, \» conclusive ivldenca tbat the eyetem 1| Insufficiently nour- shed because —and for no other cause where rganic disease doe* not exist —the food la not assimilated. Reinforce the flagging energies of he stomach, reform an Irregular condition of the bowels, keep up a healthful secretion of the bile vith Hosteller's Stomach Bitten »or over thirty ears tlii« popular medicln* has supplied the common want of the nervous invalid, the dyspeptic and of persons deficient i->- xHimty, an e(lielent onlc. To Its power of Imparting strength Is at- riuutftble its efficacy »» a preventive of malaria and la grippe. Thoroughly '(effective la U too for y complaint and ueuralgla. MADS..OF SAHARL Mr. Michel Gives an Interesting Account of tlieir Wanderings in the Desert. The Frightful Solitndelol this Barren Land has a Singular Attraction for Them. The Nomads Participated Largely in the Destruction of the Old .Roman Empire. Far from being wild rovers by nature, the Nomads of the Sahara ore well organized and strongly attached by the ties of consanguinity to the tribes from which they have issued. They live in the true nomadic way in tents, woven by the wo men from sheep wool and camel hair, an dyed black in order to absorb more hea during the winter. This frail shelter sustained by three, four or five poles, from 6 feet to 8 feet high, disposed accordin to the length of the tent. The interior i divided by two or three partitions. A night_the children and old women sleep i: one division, while the chief of the fatnil with-his wives sleep in the other. His gu. and scimitar are by his side, ready for us against wild animals or thieves. H sleeps little until morning, as ho has t watch over his cattle lying in the open ai around the tent, and is often attracte outside by the barking.of his dogs. No furniture of any kind is in use Scarcely have they the most ordinary anc indispensable kitchen utensils. The wate is.kept in a goat skin, which is reumrka bly well adapted to that purpose, as its con tents are in perfect freshness. The sacks containing the provisions barley, dates, etc., are heaped ,up aroum the poles supporting the tent, in order ti offer more resistance to the force of th wind. The inmates sleep upon mats braided by the wives, of alfa (tough herl of the desert). The wealthier Nomad generally have carpets in place of the mat or spread over them. It is contrary to their custom for men iven friends, to enter the tent or house o an Arab, for he is extremely jealous of hi wives. An infringement of this rul. would endanger the life of the intruder When they wish to speak to one another they call from the outside. Two person! only are legally entitled to enter, the kad and the marabout. It sometimes occurs that the master of .the tent£or house calls bis visitors within, but pievious to their entrance the wives withdraw into the gyn ecium division of the tent reserved especially for them and the husband. The education of the children is almos' entirely neglected, and the scenes thej lave to witness in the recesses of the tent render them vicious at an early age, the more no as nothing is done to combat vice Marriage is entered into at a very early age. The tender familiarity that in our lane brings the paternal and filial hearts so close to each other is not observed there, .ike their mothers, the children are often savagely tyrannized over by the father, whom they do not call papa, but sidi lord). Though the Arabian mothers display much more natural love for their progeny ihan do their fathers, their love is often mute; the lavishing of caresses and affec- 'ionate words are rarely observed. The itrict respect of the whole family towards be father is well shown at the meals. When the wives have prepared the food, hey place tbe dish before the lord of the aniily, who, after pronouncing the Beesm Allah"—in the name of God— Begins eating alone, while the hungry wives and children, standing a few steps y, look at him as he plunges his fingers nto the dish. Neither spoons nor forks re in use there. When he is seated the wives bring him a drink. The Koran pre- cribes that drink may be taken but once hile eating. At last he deigns to tell lieni to eat, and the rest of the ood is eaten by the whole family to- ether. The women are overburdened with spin- ing, weaving, milking, making cheese, reparing food, braiding cords with alfa, ven saddling the tnehari .(dromedaries), esides all the family work. The sons are shepherds, while the chief of the aniily carries the grain, does the buying nd selling at the markets, hunts, fights, teals, joins a maurading band, &c. The means of the Nomads are derived olely from the breeding of cattle, of hich they keep a large number; some amilies possess as many as 12,000 head, 'hey are the traditional shepherds of the "esert, who draw from it the only i>n- icrtant thing which it can afford, the mraense herds of cattle which they "raise here are during the winter, and with •Inch they supply all the markets of tforncco, Algeria., Tunis, and Tripoli, iesides many of Europe. During the summer tbeyfind no means or subsistence in the aridjplains of the desert, as Gourara, Tafilals, and Insala, where the land is mountainous, cut by uvines, or abounds in lakes filled the rreater part of the yoar, But these •egions were appropriated long ago by warlike tribes; PO that all others are obliged to draw northward. However barren be the desert during ho hottest season, BO rich is its soil that he day following a rainfall wild grass is >bserved growing in spots uncovered by and, but the grass thnt springs up in the unshine of to day is acoiched by the sun- ihine to-morrow. Except some tough pccioa, till plants or grasses not having he shade of the palm trea and daily irri- fution cannot exist, under that inexorable un. But the arid palm, so dry in summer, takes a new aspect after the first autuuiul {rainfall. Immense spaces—all iarts, in fact which are uncovered by saud —grow green, thus affording food for tho nnumerable cattle of the Nomads. This first rainfall is the signal for them o leave the north and re-enter the Sahara, their dead mother-land, where no ouudory restrains them, and where they nove about three, four, or five times a week according to the richness of the asture they find. Thus they travel all the vinter until the middle of May, when the un, drying up the food for their cattle, rives them to the mountainous regions of f ths north, where they sell part of their attle and find pasture for the rest. But were it not to avoid famine, the north, with its beautiful forests and meadows would have no attraction for beui. As the lighthouse keeper, after massing years isolated in the midst of the seas, becomes averse to the world, finding charm only in the solitary abode and harmony only in the murmur of the waves, so the Nomads of the Sahara feel an attraction for tbe frightful solitude, which appears so ugly to the European traveller; they cam for nothing but the dead silence of tbe desert waste. ' The Nomands keep several camels for transporting their goods, and one or more horses and donkeys, according to their means. They cost nothing to keep, however, as they are fed wild grass, plants or stones Of dates, and the horses run unshod. The horse or donkey is for the special use of the husband, while the camels bear the light household utensils and provisions, besides dates, when conv ing from the Sahara and grain when returning southward. Some ,of them are also used for transporting the children and the sick women. For this purpose a kind of covered litter, called palanquin, is turned sideways upon the camel, and thus made 1 , to contain several persons. Thus organized and equipped, the Nomad family is always ready to move or flee with all its possessions, as its males are always prepared to mount anJ fight for its security. The Nomad tribe travels as a Whole body, In the spring, on the occasion of their annual journey to the north, they carry from the oasis immense quantities of dates to sell in the northern markets at three to four times the price at which they bought them, or to exchange them for gram. With the proceeds of this venture and the price obtained, from the sale of their cattle, wool, henna, musk, and various other articles manufactured by themselves during the winter, each family buys enough grain for the whole year. Whan they re-enter the solitudes of the Sahara in autumn, this grain is stored in silos that they rent in the oasis or ksour (the ksour are fortified villages in the desert, whose inhabitants are the bond-keepers or constituents of the Nomads.) A great part o_f the re-victualling of the northern oasis is also due to the Nomads, but their traffic i» limited to Central Sahara. The caravans trading further beyond, as far as the Soudan, are generally formed by th Mzabits. The Nomads of the Sahara show plainly the wholesome effects of the open air whei contrasted wUh their brethren who live in "gourbi" (houses) almost closed to the ai and light. It seems inconceivable tha their poor food can produce in them so much strength and vigor, but we rnus believe that they are better fed by the pure air than by their scaat nourishment. They are tall, muscular, slender, anc. lithe; their simpjn garments do not restrain their bodies from acquiring round ness and perfect development. Nowhere could be seen more life and vigor than in the unconscious attitudes of the children or young people, especially before their marriagp. They are used to every inclem eucy of the weather; up to the age of ten they are allowed to run half-clad. Their skins being exposed to the air all day, be come unusually thick, so that they scarcely feel the changes of temperature. Aside from the malady which afflicts their, eyes, and certain diseases of the blood, they are seldom ill. Among th< women rare cases of enremia, typhus,., anc fever are only occasionally observed. The horrible custom of killing sickly children which was so long practiced before and even after Mahomet, has completely dis appeared; here, again, the humane feelings of the prophet took the upper hand and prohibited the custom. The Nomads are in general very care- .ess about their physical condition; lazy and avaricious, most of them do nothing :o restore health until they suffer too much to fe_el the clanger of dea,th. However, certain medical practitioners, called 'tubib," speclate upon the ignorance of ;he people. These traditional rovers, inhabiting ;hat wild expanse of desert which extends minterruptedly from the Atlantic Ocean ,o the north of China, played a most important part in ancient history. The Nomads, indeed, participated largely in the destruction of the Roman Empire. Start- ng from Asia, they entered and conquered he African provinces, at that time occu- >ied by the Roman*, whose empire they ilso threatened from the east of Europe, n 712 they invaded southwestern Europe, )ccupying the conquered territory for al- nost eight centuries. In 732 they at- empted to invade northern Europe, but were checked and finally driven out of 'ranco by Charles Mortei. This baffled lorde of Nomadic invaders were then ailed Saracens.—H. Michel in Edinburg cotsman. Leaves from a Housewife's Dairy, Well that dumb, waiter has not ma- eriahaed yet, but I live in hopes, Christinas week is a busy time anyway. I am trying to begin the new year in a way to keep ahead of my work, instead of etting my -work keep ahead of me. I am :oing to first overlook all the closets and .rawers, mending everything that needs Heading, and laying out articles that are o be remade. It would be a dcjightful ensation to know that ones mending and epairing was all done up for once. Vernie has been making some picture rames. Vernon procured some nice pine oards, and had a carpenter help him make them into frames the size she wanted; then he gave them three coats of white paint, letting them get thprougly ry between coats. Then Vsrnie took hem in hand and varnished them. While be varnish was wet, she sprinkled rice hickly over oae and diamond dust over the ther. When dry, she will gild the one with the rice on. I had no idea homemade frames could look so artistic. She and iTernon made a contract before Christmas, bat instead of making each othor presents ight out as usual they would help each ther make things that they wanted. They re going to make him a hunting jacket next. I thinli Baby enjoys a home-made jresent that Vernie made her, more than he does all the "shop" toys. She tooK a arge picture of some horses arid sheej— dghly colored—and pasted it on paste- joard. When dry, sho cut tho board uto strips about an inch wide and put hem in a corset-box, previously covered with red calico to make it both strong md attractive to three-year-old eyes. Now 3aby spends hours every day putting the trips in place to make the picture per- ect again. Yesterday there was one beep minus his head, and the little tot's oncern was most amusing. This gift, eem? to me might profitably be put in many little hands; it certainly is worth pmething to one busy mother I caa men- ton. We have all been troubled with rough ;ands this winter until we began washing bem in borax water; now tbe chutige is wonderful. Vernie uses it on her bangs, oo, and thinks it better than tongs. The man who knows that bis .house is uilt on sand always trembles'" when he ears it thunder, ji" Wintering Apples. The abundance of fruit this seasMj caused prices to be extremely much go that in many sections fa actually declare that apples ate not wort gathering. In many parts of the coiiM 6 cents per bushel are 'Only offered ai cider mills or distilleries. Of course, price refers to the wtnd-falia and fruit1 insects have caused to drop, but it is mil better to haul away and dispose of the even at such low prices, for the numbsrj bushels that could be picked up in aiafi in an orchard would be sufficient to mafc the occupation pay quite welh Asia from this removing the fruit gets of the insects they would produce a season. The low prices should stimulat farmers to store choice fruit away ifif careful a manner as possible, as bet prices may be realized in the winter of i spring. The follow ing hints and sue tions from Stuart's Agriculturits on I ing fruit all the year round are interest just now: "The comfort of a supply of ^ year round depends as much upon-j keeping as the growing of them, average house cellar is not thlS best in which to store them, but attent clsanliness, ventilation and teaiperw guided by a thermometer, will makef fair success. Temperature strong point and the nearer and* uniformly the air of any room in , apples ^re stored can be kept to thej ing point, but always above it, the and better they will keep. Ca picked and assorted apples, pa boxes or barrels in almost any . material that will aid in keeping,, dry and the temperature above thend, form, may be kept in any convenierif house, or even the barn, coverod!$' three or four feet of hay, straisr,'!. chaff or other material to keep the?f from reaching them.. All the betfc they can,stand upon the ground,,^ will aid in maintaining an unchttblS temperature. To those who have fora kept the apples in bins or on „ in the house celler without satisfi success wo _suggefct the following ments which have before appea. print: Select fifty good sound apple the shelf or exposed mass, wrap paper and replace them. Count out more, the same in condition, and;| them aside exposed. Place successive of fifty equal specimens in boxes o£ able size and pack in each the folio' v.izf Fine shavings, fine chopped 1 s'raw, coarso and fine chaff, bran," '* coal' ashes and plaster; them into a cold, ',. ; not ing apartment. Fill boxes large „„ to hold half a bushel or a bushel wit! pies in the more compact paukiag, as ter or fine chuff, and place them in' M barn, with a few feet of hay or a fool two of chaff upon them. Leave the undisturbed until after those kept usual way are gone and /ou get h for apples; then examine them all same time carefully, bearing in mi differing conditions under which ei has been kept, and you will get a da information." The editor of tho Orange Judd F gives his way of keeping apples over ter as follows: "We have sold thous. of bushels of Spitzenburg, Greenings other good apples in midwinter spring at tiptop prices, which kept as follows: A considerable pi the large stone cellar, with cement torn, was partitioned off by myself, good ventilating windows on hinges, coarse wire screens to keep out mice rats or other outside intruders, along the outside and division 'walls in the interior spaces slatted sh were .placed above each other, lea. fifteen to eighteen inches head room? tween, with a movable six-inch wide board in front and rear. The sh were supported by pieces nailed upon porting studding set upon the floor spiked to the floor sills above. The a were spread upon theso shelves four t inches or more in depth. The windo' were kept open or closed on differ* sides, so as always to maintain a tempi '.ure in tho whole fruit cellar of not i-orn 35° to 38°—as low as possi; without freezing. Only moderate lig was admitted. Every shelf lot was exa« ned occasionally and any apple startii ;o decay was removed, the fruit beiri jently turn eel over or moved enough for th examination. The fruit was picked w _athered and handled carefully. york and care paid the best of any on f *arm; 800 thrifty apple trees 30 feet dp' were more profitable than five times 1 ame ground occupied bv other crops. MINNOWS IN 1'OJVDS. -ifl Facts About the Ltttln Fish that ig Usedifo Many persons have noticed the remc able changes which often occur in'the if ponds and streams.. In someV ;hese are readily explained by the infM of settlement, with its necessities' aprices, and their demands upon w"i( Bourses and reservoirs. But again there is an element of ery about eome of the transformable] luring a generation. As an - illustra we may refer to a recent conversat with a correspondent, Mr. S. F. Near this gentleman's home at WeJ ey, Mass., there is a small sink bout 100 feet in diameter, known Schoolhouse pond. During Mr. Dan joyhood this was full of catfish or >outs and contained no other fish. About eierht or ten years ago a fi party, on their return from a trip, jail of bait minnows left over, hem said: "Boys, it's too bad to th hese minnows away; lot's put the khoolhouse pond." Into the pond they went, and i vater is filled with them; they can, aught in enormous numbers and are he size for bait; but not a single iout nor any other fish, except the mi. 9 to be found there. Water plants are plentiful and oo, but the minnow fills the cate ; ishes and supplies the neighborhoi iait. These little fishes resemble tp n shape. Tho same fish abounds in Wapan" near Wellesley, and keeps the baj j ickerel so well supplied that it is d: o catch them with five minnows. As an illustration of their abundi ilr. Denton remarked that on one ion, when he and his Menda had exl d their supply of bait they took all aptured fish lying in ,the bottom of'( >oat, turned them head downward, sb( hem and obtained minnows enough his way to continue fishing half t .Uernoon. "Now, John," said Mrs. De Porqu§3 he new gardener, "I hope you member all that I have told you. vhatever you do, don't forget to he electric plant.' 1 Katy Didd.—It isn't proper for girls! limb trees, is it Mama? Mrs. Didd.—Not this season, dear; ou eau ride your safety bicycle. ~P

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