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Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, August 25, 1896
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Grays CORNER. f>D new f:>ll goods. While many mor- ehants are stuck on unseasonable go'cds •nd are using every means possible to pat them onto tlioir customers, John •Gray comes to the close of flic reason la grand shape anil is able to take acl- VAntage of the very low Eastern mark- Mi for cash and Rives his customers •HMD new fresh poods away below old • «ftrried over stock. P. S.—Come anil see the difference. DAILY J ie every day In the w*«k (except Monday) by the Locansport Journal Company. W GRAVES B. BOYER price per Annum. price per Month.. ... Secretary Treasurer . .11.80 . .W Official Paper of City and County OCntercd os second-clans mall-matter at tta LocansDort Post Ofllco, February », TUESDAY, AUGUST 25. 1SOU. REPUBLICAN TICKET. For President, •WILLIAM McKINLEY. JR., ot Ohio. For VIce-PrOBltlent. BARRETT A. HOBART o£ New Jersey. For Governor, JAMES A. MOUNT of Montgomery Co. 4JUK*, Lieutenant Governor W S H -V3GARD, ot Tippccanoe Count/ V ecretary ot State. -is 1 ^Srs A KETCMAM t Marion Co. B J oM.oey County. For Judge of the Appellate Court. First District. WOODFORP g ROBIN D SON. c O t Gibson Co. County. s T> W COMSTOCK of Wayne County. Fourth District. ' JAMES B.B F LACX, of Marion County. U Z ^II-EY, of Bcnton County. Electors at Large. _ H. C, THAYER, CHAS F. JONES. For Congress, GEORGE W. STEELB. For Joint Representative. .WILLIAM T. WILSON, of Cass County. For Bcpreaentative-CHARLES B LONOJ- E. HALE. KEES- or Coroner— DR. er, Third Dlatrlc^-ABRA- HAM 3HIDELER. COMPARE THEM. "The Republican party is unreservedly for sound money. It caused tbe en• .ctment of the law providing for the .. resumption of specie payments In 187»; vrince then every dollar has been as good •<vM gold. "We are unalterably opposed to every measure calculated to debase our cur- «ncy or impair the credit of our county. We arc therefore opposed to the free coinage of sUver except by Inter- Mttonal agreement with the leading .eommerciai nations of Oie.worM, which .we pledge ourselves to promote, and un- Ul then euch gold standard must be pre- <ncred. "AH oar silver and paper currency •ragt be maintained at parity with . gold, and we favor all measures de- ..-•Igned to' maintain Inviolably the obli- .,,§»ttonB of the United States and all our 'money, whether coin or paper, ot the .present standard, tbe standard of tbe .meet enlightened nations of tbe earth." —Republican platform. "We demand the free and unlimited coinage of both gold and silver at the vrpresent legal ratio, of 16 to 1, without waiting for the aid or consent of ony *ther nation. We demand that tha ••tandard silver dollar shall be <J full •.legal tender, equally with. gold, tor all . Bebta, public ox*l private, nod we fav- K such legislation as will prevent the ..lemonetlzatlon of any kind of legal ten- fer money, by private contract.— Demo- Iratlc platform. We demand free and unlimited win- tee of silver and gold at tbfi present le- .,.f»l ratio of 1C to 1— Populist platform, 1892. We hold to the use of both gold and •Uver as tlie standard money of the .country, nnd to the coinage of both gold ,*nd -silver, without discriminating ..•gainst either metal or charge for mlnt- •ye, but the dollar unit of coinage of both metals must be of equal Intrinsic and exchangeable value or be adjusted •through international agreement or by •och safeguards o-f legislation as »6nll Insure the maintenance of the purity of the two metaUs and the equal power of evoiy dsllar at nil times In the luark- «t* and In payment of debt, and we demand that all paper currency shall be 'kept at par with and redeemable In •neb coin. WE MUST INSIST UPON THIS POLICY AS ESPECIALLY NECESSARY FOK THE PROTECTION OF THE FARMERS AND LABORING CLASSES, THE FIRST AJ.D MOST DEFENSELESS .VICTIMS OF UNSTABLE MONEY AND A FLUCTUATING CURRENOY.- Democratlc platform, 1S92. Tin; banks in Toronto arc dally bo- c-omlutf' more suspicious of AmiM-luflii uiuiu'.v, ami now aul: oni! of Thorn will iK'ivpt any I'ov.n of American niouoy al. par to any jit-OiU c-xtout. Yeslcrdtiy thi> Haul: of Montreal, in Montival. ri>- fusiMl to tako United Statos bills or »il- vi". 1 1'i'oiu any one. Tho Toronto lirauiMi of that. bank, still ivt-clvos small ainotinls ami eluitves % PIT cent. The. Mi-ivliain's bank Is also considering t'.io advisability of refusing all United States money, but today received bills at a discount of 1 per coin. ThO'Staml- ard lias for SOIIH: time maintained a discount of 10 per cent. Tijo Dominion now ch.'irges 2 per cent on national L-unvncy and 10 per cent, ou silver ccr- litiMtPs'. Other banks charge from -Vj to 1 per cent. Only the Bank of Hiini- Ilion receives bills at par from customers in small amounts. The sound money Democrats of South Bend have organized n club; with William Mack as President. Tin; call for this meeting was signed by seventy-five well known business men. Twenty-live more.names have since been added, and the leaders are cooli- ilont that more than 300 Democrats will sign tho roll. Pormanont hend- quai'ters have been secured and a.n organization for an educational campaign will be effected on Monday evening. Logansport business men should not be dilatory in tills work It is vital to every business, farming, as well as any other, tli.it this free, silver crane should bo stamped out nnd tho services of every sound , money Democrat is needed. IT IS NOT AT ALL PROBABLE THAT THE NEXT TIOUSE WILL HAVE A MAJORITY FAVORABLE TO THE FREE COINAGE OF SILVER AT A RATIO 0V 1C TO 1. WEEN IT BECOMES A DEMONSTRATED FACT THAT THERE IS NO DANGER OF. THtS COUNTRY ADOPTING THE SILVER STANDARD IN CONDUCTING THE BUSF- NESS OF THE COUNTRY, PROSPERITY WILL COME AGAIN AND. WITH LOWER TAXES ON THE NECESSARIES OF LIFE, EVERY KIND OF BUSINESS WILL BOOM AGAIN.—Pharos editorial, March T2. 1SOG. Tho right to vote should bo taken by all to, mean not only the duty to vote, but the duty to cast a ballot that has nothing of sectionalism, nothing of prejudice; nothing of repudiation in its inspiration, but the patriotism that considers the welfare of nil in connection with the thought for mimbci one. The text book on Political Economy in use In the public schools was authorized by a non-political state school board some years ago. It teaches the young the Importance of sound money, and tbe school children, if they could vote, would be able to ' decide the money question Intelligently. Mr. Horace Grcelcy thought when the people gathered to hear him expound a little worse delusion than Mr. Bryan is spreading, they showed a voting sympathy with his cause. All know the result. Mr. Wallace drew big crowds yesterday, but his is a nonpartisan hippodrome. The farmers, which the Pharos says, have still the peasant ignorance of one hundred years ago, are disproving that Insult by their attitude against free silver. The most intelligent farmers nil over the State are discovering rapidly the fallacy of free silver. A silver dollar worth 53 cents is' no better than n copper dollar worth oue cent for tho purposes of business. Each will pass at Its actual value, 1C not redeemable in anything and either will destroy entirely our financial system. What is there in the make-up of the average railroad man that would suggest the servile, bearing toward employers that .the Pharos talks about? Independence Is their watchword and defense. One of the campaign free silver schemes is Hie enrollment of women nnd children in the free silver clubs. In one Instance two boys, eight and ten, help to swell the list. This Is n high-sonnding club—away from home. Where do the leaders of Democracy- In this county stand? Where docs the Pharos really stand ? Is there not argument in this for .the man who does not understand the money question? Two hundred and twenty-five Influential Democratic papers are now opposing Bryan. Is not this sufficient argument in itself for the man who does not understand the money question? Never was a National party more speedily organized than the .Sound Money Democratic .faction. It grows every day to the discomfort of the sil- verltcs:- . ' Mr. Bryan roaches the safe conchi; sion that the rest of, his notifications will do very well at. home. ... '• FOOD FEOM FLOWERS.; More Than Mere Beauty in Some of the Varieties NaHturclnmu and Primroses Csod to Sink* Siilnda — Butter unJ Fritters Altto Aliido from Ci>r- tuln PluutH. . ID the oriental countries, flower petals have been used from time immemorial us sweetmeats, and even nsdaily food. For instance, the mountain's of India are crowded with forests of butter trees, from the seeds of which exudes an oil, which hardens, like lard. The'flow- ers abound with a limpid honey, which can. be made into sugar. The. flower petuls are preserved in this'sugar! nnd make a nutritious article of food fojr thousands of people. They also art 'dried and crystallized, like violets anil rose leaves. The butter trees on the hills northwest of Calcutta, overlooking: the Plain! of Monghye, number over 100,000. During the famine of 1873, tie -succulent? corollas of the flowers, which fall iii March aud April, saved thousands'from starvation. A fine spirit, like brandy; is distilled from them. At night the', peacocks and jungle fowl feed on them,' with the deer and bear; the squirrels, monkeys and birds share the feast in', the daytime with the women, whoj' •gather them, just as they do the mango; crop, for preserving. • • • '. If our ambitious housewives in the. semi-tropic regions of pie south.of Cali-i forma and Florida would crystallize; their orange bloss.ouis-for the northern; •market, they would do a good business. There is always a steady demand for the; French candied flowers.. Where .the, 'violets of Grasse, France, are grown,all! the old stale violets are sold tornanufac- turers of confectionery. In Eoumauia Violets, roses and lime flowers are utilized largely lor flavoring preserves -o'f 'different kinds. The most esteemed sherbet in Egypt is prepared by pourul- aiig- violets arid boiling them in sugar. This violet sherbet is ot ft green color and is called the "Grand Signer's Sherbet." ' Capers are the flower buds of a bramble-like plant which grows on w'nllstfad fences in southern Europe; They are prepared simply by piokliug the buds in vinegar. Most of the capers that.sup: ply the market' come from Sicily, though they are also cultivated largely in the south of Frnnce. It is estimated that 2,000,000 pounds of them are collected annually in Europe. The edible of ordinary green nasturtiums, prepared as a salad, is-more.fa- miliar here. They have a deliciqus, spicy taste. Primroses likewise. ,are utilized in Europe, nnd marigolds furnish an ingredient of soup Duel broths. Theflowersof the Judas ':ree are made into fritters, with butter -added, or mixed with salad, or sometimes the flower buds are pickled in vinegr.r. Artichokes are immature flower heads, and cauliflowers tire a sort of flower. Cowslips uro sometimes fermented with sugar for wine, commuriicptingMo the latter an aromatic flavor like that of Muscatel. Meadowsweet, is likewise utilized by wine merchants to iroprove the flavor of their goods. AbutJlon is an article of diet that is rare in.,this country; in Brazil it is n commonyege? table. .; -.,.:• Tbe saffron, of commerce is the dried stigmas of a species of crocus. From » remote period it has been highly prized for coloring and flavoring fluids. It is largely employed in India in this way. In India the young flowers .of the banana plant are eaten. The Chinese prepare them by pickling tlieia irt vinegar. In India the" flowers of a kind of sorrel, which have a pleasant, acid taste, ure made into tarts and jellies. The blossoms of the shaddock are used for flavoring sweetmeats in the same country: The beautiful, bright red flowers'of thsQuassiaamaraare valued.in Jamaica for the help they give to digestion when, infused in wine and water.. A powerful alcoholic beverage, somewhat resembling Irish whisky in flavor; fs distilled from them. .. : ' ', The species of lily known to'bota-nists as Thunbergi is one of the choicest delicacies of the,Chinese kitchen.. In China, dried rosebuds are'used as a condiment. Rosebuds boiled in sugar and'made into a preserve are eaten by Arabian wrimen. Rose petals are candied like violets, act! so likewise a^e jasmines. The common yellow pond lilies make delightful pro-' nerves, and from'them the Turks prepare a cooling drink. . These flowers have a perfurue^ike that oil brandy, and. hence are sometimes called "brandy bottles." The flower petals of a species of custard apple, called Anona SenegoJensip," are used on the Niger for'flavoring dishes. ' • ~, The petals of roses thrown upon cold, light wine, float away from the lips :n drinking. Every lover of cool and fragrant beverages knows the luxury of plunging the heated face in to'a bunch of fragrant green mint. '•'. " "' _ '.•VNot only must the form and flavor of'-' foods be considered,"but also Hie• nature of the elements' they bring-intoi-he" 'njsrstcnj, the proppr proportion'of chem- •i'c'al substances and their ' laxative or- • constipating nature. For we do hot're- quire food of either too concentrated or too bulky a nature.' It requires- also a- due admixture of foods. Thus, pure- albumen is not desirable.' We maybe" made to starve on cheese. '•' Experiments' as .to the relative solubility of 'anltnal-- nnd vegetable albumen, may be : in 'the'- highest degree deceptive'..''' I:T ; '' The amount of albumen •which-we- daily require is relatively' small,'Sad v needs a.largft quantity of•• respiratory' food to be'takenwith It. ' Thy-rtitterls 1 bf variouskinds/which-differveiymach'- In the rapidity of their action:"-''For'fn-•• stance, starch-is sl6w : and : " : 'ateoh6Vls'' itiuick in producing its effect"ai a sup-'i porter of combustion; -If m 1 6re"aTbuinen •*_ bs taken .than Is'required,.'tile; excess is-'; necessarily not digesteS;' •'; Nfcttire' tnTcea ^ what she requires", ami Ieave8 : thc res,K— 'RT^^;,.;;"^^:^^^.^',- WHEN THE FRUIT SHIP COMES Irl Freak Figs nud Indian Itfangocft on New York Frulc Stands. Fruit is most abundant this year, and its lovers will be amply repaid for a visit to Fulton marke.t and its nearby fruit stores nnd the Brooklyn frui-t ships wliich lie nkrng- the water front below the bridge piers. The arrival of every vessel witnesses a period of activity along the. Brooklyn water front, particularly at those docks alongside which Ue the steamers from Mediterranean, ports. The tide of lemon and orange importation is on the rise. Nearly all the lemona amd oranges imported are shipped from Italy and the Sicilian ports, Messina and Palermo. They come in. boxes guy with tinsel, chromos and multicolored particles of tissue paper. They are sold at auction, a ship's cargo n.t a time, and on the day of the sale the importers are up and at work long- before dawn. Down to the Mediterranean piers hurry crowds of dark-skinned men, armed with small hatchets and big- catalogues. They look like ghosts in the hnJf light as -they scurry along tic docks. Soon they como to the covered pier, alongside which the big "fruiter" swings on. the tide, creaking- dismally against the piles. She has discharged her eargo of golden fruit, and it lies inside the dock, heaped almost to the slanting roof, in the comer of whir.h the gaslights flicker .unsteadily. Over these heaps the porters swarm like- monkeys, risking their lives and limbs on the unsteady pyramids of fniit boxes. The click of their hatchets .is they tear open box after box, looking for Eiuitable samples, is incessant. At sunrise the prospective purchasers nnd -the importers arrived on the scene. It is jabber, jabber, jobber, Italian and English, until nine o'clock, when there is a rush for the salesroom in New York. The porters nail up the samples again, and soom the dock is left to tlio custom liouse inspectors and the steamship company's employes. This week the list of fruits is increased. Fresh ripe figs are to be seen on the sta.nids, awl witih. them fre-sli Indian mangoes at 50 cents a dozen. Plums, both blue and red, are abundant, and sell for 20 cents and 25 cents a. dozen. Apricots ore almost a glut in the market and have fallen to 30 cents a basket. Raspberries bring 15 cents a quart, huckleberries 12 to 15 cen.1.3, gooseberries 10 to 15 cents and currants sell for 50 cents a basket of nine pound?, or 12-cents a quart. Peaches from California range all the way from 40 cents to $1:50 a .dozen. Cherries range from 20 cents to 40 cents a poumd. Georgia peacJies are numerous and can be b.ought for all prices from 20 cents to 60 cents a dozen. Watermelons bring' '40 cents each, muskmelons 20 cents r.o 30 cents, and grape fruit varies from six cen*s each to 25 cVnts, according to size.—X. Y. Times. HORSE MEAT IN BELGIUM. Enormous Quantities or It Are Eat»n, with Mo IJael Effects. •'• Official'figures having been recently quoted to show that the number" of horses imported last year from England exceeds 22,000, instead of 0,000, as stated in .the Belgian chamber, I visited Antwerp with' the object of finding out approximately what proportion of this enormous t«ta,l is actually slaughtered for human consumption. Prom information placed at my disposal by the director of the city abattoirs, ,it appears that the bulk of the animals arriving from England find their way direct to the slaughter house. 'Although the greater part comes from London, the trade is by no means confined to this quarter, the imports in last week's official list showing that no less than. 7G were brought from Hull and Newcastle. One dealer In Antwerp alone (an Englishman), disposed of upward of 3,000 horses last year to the- local butchers, ' On the other hand, it Is positively denied, as for as Antwerp is concerned, that any of the meat finds its way back to England, either in the form of t'.tinned .beef" or soup. Not a singrle meat preserving establishment exists in the city.. My informant, who is a stanch adherent of horseflesh aa a "wholesome and nutritious diet" for the workingman, confirmed the measures about to be taken for guarding against tuberculosis and glanders. 'A further experiment Is to be tr-Ied at Rotterdam by subjecting all "suspicious" meet to treatment in steam chambers heated'to ilO degrees centigrade (a tempcratmre which has been scientifically proved'suf- flcient to kill the bacillus), and> to sell the;mcat so steamed at prices ranging from If 50 cents per kilo (about (id per i pound), the residue of the broth in- 1 eluded. : There are in Antwerp-a.bou.fc9p shops : devoted entirely to the solo of horse- 'fle&h. I visited several of these establishments; but, with 'the thermometer at 80 degrees in the shade, the meat, of which t'ho bulk hod been slaughtered at least two days previously, did not present an appearance which was calculated to make converts. Still Jess so .were the sausages of dusky brie which •appear to form the staple delicacy when 'the meat is unfitted for sale in its natural state. The prices run from IM-d .per pound for "prime cuts" to about 2d : for "scraps." When it is remembered that, apart from the government ban laid upon, imported horseflesh, there iis in Belgium a .duty of nearly three- ;f ourths pence per pound cm all other im- 'ported meat; it is easy to understand why Australian mutton is yet practically unknown here, and why among the jpoorer classes horse is the only flesh 'food .available.—Brussels Cor. Ixjndon !ChroDicle.. _^_ 1 'Protection Agaltat M»rand«r». 1 A novel means of protecting a cash We from marauding fingers has been •hit upon by a merchant of Buda-Peslh, He sprinkle* the box with a certain '.powder, which has the peculiar effect iof dyeing the skin blue, the color being Intensified by washing, and resirtinff itlie persuasions of the soap.—N. Y. Sun. i . r -, • ........ . . Highe*-of all in Leavening Power.—Latest U. S, Gov't Report Baking Powder ABSOLUTELY PURE TOO SWIFT FOR THEM. Yale Crew Stood No Show Asainst the Veteran Leander Crew. Uetent Them with * Crew Com- poiicd Mo»tly ot Graduates—Vlcwn of Two of American Oarnmcn Who Were in Henley Kuccit, George Langford, • stroke, and Jcre Simpson, bow, of the Yale-Henley crew, have just arrived at New Haven, Conn, Both at once made for the, Yale campus to pack their trunks preparatory to going to their homes at St. Paul. Simpson said: "We got everything we wanted except the race. No Yale crew could defeat those fellows. We rowed about even with them in practice, but in the race we couldn't hold their pace. The only chance for a Yale crew to win from them is to meet them under the same conditions that they met us— with a crew mostly of graduates. Let Ivcs, Hartwell, Eolton nnd a few of our old oarsmen come back, train with us and then tryJIenley. "Every man of the Lennder crew has been in 50 races, and the captain told me that this year's crew was 15 seconds faster than last sea.son's. I don't think there is a possibility of an English crew coming- to America. Our change of stroke in England was not so great as seems to have been reported in this country. We simply lengthened it out. a little, but we couldn't lengthen it, the way they did. That, is where their narrow oar blades came in. We couldn't pull through our broad oar blades. Xext year we will have to fill up our boat with new men, and itwould be impossible to boat the Leander then. Perhaps we might in two years." Langford said: "I have found little sentiment among the Yale crew in favor of rowing at Henley og-ain or of entering the Poughkeepsie race. It seems to me thatarace at New LondonDgainst some first-class American university crcw would be about Yale's best policy." TRIAL, TRIP OF HYDROCYCLE. Combination Bicycle and Boat Uncloreoei a Succeufnl Tcit* Trial tests of the hydrocycle took place the other day off the Columbia boat house, on the Potomac at Wcshing- ton, and demonstrated that a bicycle boat is as fascinating on water as a bicycle with wheels on land. When the first of the three bouts that were tested was launched the builder, George W. Shook, and the president of the company, Frank Urigbt, boarded it. Mr. Shook took the bicycle seat and manipulated the pedals, while Mr. Bright -reclined in an easy chair in front, and worked the two hand levers In conjunction with Shock's pedal operations. The pedals and band levers may be worked separately or in conjunction. The men backed water and as the tiny, double-cylinder floats glided backward into the Potomac it was noticed that the combined weightof Mr. Bright and Mr. Shook, about 350 pounds, did not sink them more than one inch in tbe water. Mr. Shook steered the craft by handle bars like those used on bicycles, and the hydrocycle was turned around a number of times in a space about twice its length. Various evolutions were tried, but no attempt to obtain speed was made, because, after being launched, it was discovered that the endless chain wJilch revolves the paddle wheel did not fit properly on the sprocket wheels of any of the boats. The speed was about four miles an hour, but with a perfect acting chain and spocket wheel it is expected ten miles an hour can readily be made. BORN IN THE MESOZOIC AGE. LIT* Llzardi Roleaied from Their Creta- ceong Prison, While taking 1 limestone out of a quarry north of Anderson, Ind., the other day, several small pockets were opened, and out of each one of these a lizard crept. They were of peculiar color, and had no eyes, and lived but a few hours when 'subjected to the air. Zoologists state that they have been in the solid rocks ever since they were formed, thousands and thousands of years ago. There were no crevices that they could crawl in, through, and each little pocket was only large enough to hold one. There was no place where air could be admitted, and no way in which they '-ould get nourishment. Three or four were talwn out of the same quarry a few days ago, but they attracted little attention at the- time. They belong to the age in which tho rocks were forired, beyond any doubt "It's too bad," said the young woman who wants to bi.- new. "^That's the' trouble?" asked her mother. "Just as soon as we've made up our minds to show the world that we are not the weak, timid creatures we have been pictured the announcement comes thnt the trees are full .of caterpillars this year."—Buff ulo Times. Kind of Him. "I was reading of a man who had sustained a' broken leg in a trolley accident," said Asbury Peppers, "and I could but think how kind it was ou his port." "Kind?" said Mrs. Hamimand. "Yes. It'is acertalnty that the broken leg would not sustain him, is it not?"— Cincinnati Enquirer. ART OF THE ANGLER. Care Taken In Approachlnsr the Flan and Cnatlne tho Fly. As fish has grown more knowing, man lias grown more cunning, and has devised new schemes to outwit his prey. >'ow, instead of lishing downstream, he fisbos upstream, that he may be below iiad behind the fish, nnd, therefore, less hi sight: for fish, it must be bovne in mind, always lie with their heads up- strerim. Moreover, where he used to stand, he now Inieels or crawls. That his rod rony not be Keen, he moves horizontally—not vertically, as of old—and he never, if he can help it, allows the point to extend over the water. That 1j is 1 i ne may be seen as little as possible, he no longer searches tbe water at haphazard, but reserves his cast until he hn.s found nnd noted the exact position of a rising fish, or, at any rate, of a fish lying- so near the surface as to suggest the strong probability that it is on.the watch' for flies. Then, instead of using- two or three flies, be selects one, imitate ing, as closely »fi may be, in color and size, the natural flies he lias observed on the -water. This he deftly casts, so that it shall fall on the water as 1-ghtly as a flake of snow, some IS inches or so above the fish, nnd float with its wings erect— "a-peak," as they say of a cutter's foresail—and he aJlows it, without check or suspicious -movement, to be carried by the stream over the nose of the trout. At that instant, if fortune smiles, be sees a bubble rise, hears a faint sound like a baby's kiss and the tug of war begins. If 'the trout refuses or the cast was not quite accurately made, he lets the drift float on, far below the- fish, sb that the ripple made in withdrawing it from the water may not disturb the trout, and proceeds, verberare nebulae, to dry his fly by whipping it backward and forward through the air until it is once more buoyant. He then tries again. Should the trout refuse at the second time of asking, the angler, it wise, will change his fly; if very wise, will change bis fish, making a mental Dote to "call again." This slightsketch will enable the reader to see the importance of closely imitating the flies on th« water, and the skill required in presenting the counterfeit to the fish.— Fortnightly Review. Od»tn on tbe Lively Floa. As a protection against the fleas that even well-bred cats and dogs sometimes introduce into our houses an entomologist advises the owners of such pets to provide a rug for them to sleep on .and to gi Te tllc '""S 1 a frequent brushing and shaking, afterward brushing up and burning the dust. As -even with, this care some eggs will probably remain on the infested animal, it is-well to occasionally rub into the hair of the cat or dog a quaul ity of pyrethrum powder. This will stupefy tbe fleas and cause them to fall off. They should then be swept up and burned. Houses sometimes become infested with fleas, even when, no pet animals are kept, through visitors carrying them home from the hauses. of friends who have cats and dogs. The conditions ' most likely to cause an outbreak of these pests are dampness and lack of proper sweeping-. These conditions are roost likely to occur in unoccupied houses. The remedy in a free Rprinklingof tbe pyrethrum powder in the infested places, and if that Sails a spraying of carpets nnd floors with benzine with no fire or lights about for six or seven hours.—Chicago Chronicle. Amuted Mor» Tnan Fluttered, A rather amusing story is told of Advocate Auret, one of tbe Johannes-; burg reform leaders. The advocate. was on. bail and was walking 1 on Commissioner street, near 'the Band stock exchange, vyith his wife, when he was familiarly addressed by a peculiarly, disreputable looking Kaffir. The astonished advocate inquired of the grin-, ning- native the why and wherefore of the greeting, and expressed his impression that they had not met before.; "Oh, yes, we have," replied the imper-. turbable black, "we was in Pretoria' jail together, baas, we was!" Mr. Aur«t felt more amused than flattered. rurrled. "Are you the proprietor of this re«« taurant?" said the man who had waited for hiij'order until he became eleepy. "Yes, sir. What can I do foryou?" • "You can give me- some information. I want to know whether you have told, tho waiter to stay away so that you can bring in a bill fav " —Denver TimM. Awarded Highest Honors— World's Fain DlfC BAKING POWDER MOST PERFECT MADE. wire Grape Cream of Tartar Powder., .-~ , Ammonia, Alum or my other adulterBHj 40 Years the Standard, f

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