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THE MOUNTAIN DWELLER. I nsk no odds of the. men who t'lde WHli trappings llmt. gleam like gold; Nor envy the homo's whore they abide, Nor the lands liy their will con. t rolled. For a HOIIHO of freedom and Joy profound is iiilut' an I look rm high. There's only nil aero or no of gVouiid, lint billions Of aen-H of sky. 'Tis ft littii'tlras master, tlic stubborn sod AM for beauty yon delve and strive; You mnst blast the quarry and break the t'lotl Kro gnrdpns nnd towers niny thrive, lint my clouds with panties each night arc crowned And flip radiant stars draw nigh— There's only nil ;HTP or NO of ground, But billions of acres of sky, Oh, tlio town Is great nnd the town Is fine And It's gay ns n town can UP. And tlio house on tlio height wher:- HIP sun's nshltio Js liiinililc, though fair to HIP; lint a universe seems to Rather round, With Joys that will never My; There's only an m-re or so of ground, Hut billions of ncros of sky. —Washington Hlar. loom ntiovc, and Immedlalely after my wlfo hurried down stairs,' fasten- intr on her lint us she descendo,!. Alice Rot Into Hie trap nnd look HIP reins, ns usual. I scaled myself ho- sldc her. The man Rot up IHiInd, nnd so WP started on Hint InM miserable expedlllon. Neither of Us mild m ,loh. I looked at her onee or twice ways. \ev,. r ) m ,i som side, seemed mi hand- or In such RlowliiR health, hut wns an itniiatnrnl deep flush <i))- AN ONLY QUARREL; Many thanks for your teller and all the good advice It contains, my dear Harry. I know that when n man has got Into a thoroughly morbid state, a ruthlessly candid lecture is ns Rood for him as Is a slnp In the face for a(i hysterical girl. Your motive Is truly kind, and I should 1m ungrateful if 1 failed to recognize It as .such. You point out that It Is now three yon !•« NlMce my 'dear wife's fatal accident. and that, close'}' as we WCMO united and terrible though the shock must have been, others have had to bear blovVs ns severe, and have borne them with pluck and resignation. My dear Harry, so far as you know the facts, your criticism la perfectly just. Hut until yon know ithein more fully it Is impossible for you to tin" derstniul my feelings aright. I will relieve my mind by telling you things which havo burdened by thoughts during three yanrs anil have made It Impossible for mo to throw off my snd- Alice was killed upon the second anniversary of our wedding day. For two years our married life had been. ns you aro aware, one of unclouded happiness. What plans we made ,for that second anniversary! I took three-quarters of an hour to choose a present for Alice, and n great mystery overshadowed the something that she was making for me.. Then there were the Invitations to oiir little party in, the evening, the great qtiestlon as to whether we should ask the rector or the doctor— they were not on speaking terms— and the debate on the happiest way of spending the earlier part of the day. It should be pnssed In the depths of on her cheek, and her lips were tightly dosed togp/iher. When we rcai-heil I;>P xlrtllnto, tfa. I rain was already In II. I rushed to HIP llcket ofllc-e, bought our two tlck- ct.i a have' t UP. m now. f.ir Hi.-.y were never used), K r-l!!pil my eliaiiir'e. and hurried my wife off the platform, reaching t |,e tniln just as It was be- gln'nliig to move. "<J('I In. for goodness «;ike!" I cried lieevlshly. op-ning .a car door, and Hun—(iod forgive me-1 gave her a push, and von know what hniuis-m-d m xr, My prior wife never spoke n urn In, but "s she lay In the waiting rnom. mutilated and dying, she just openpd her I'.vc.'i nnd looked at me. Then a sad sweet smlh> came over livr face, and. raising her arms toward ni". as I bent over her In an agony of rpm<irs->. she put up her dear face for a kiss, lust /is she had so often done In linmilor days. I ptooped down, and then—somehow f cmild mi< give- her that hist U|HH. Something held me baek-n feeling of uller shame and nnwnrlliii'os-'. A shadow of pain crossed her f;ico. the arms fell hack.'and In a moment Hie opportunity had passed forever, ami our span of wedded life and love had ended—so. Ho you remember that awful Inquest. Harry? You were good In ine that day, old fellow. X 0 one could have proved himself a truer friend. Von remember that, whvii I pave my evidence, f said that I tried to assist my wife into the carriage. Well, you know now that I was playing with Untruth, and you will probably despise me for It. I almost hoped (lint there would bo a verdict of manslaughter— (hat I should lie. sent to prison. There is only one thing more lo tell you. When the accident became known. T received many kind and sympathetic letters from my friends and hers, hardly read them, for each one of thom was a fresh slab to me. "If they only knew!" my o.-mscleneij kept saying lo me. She knows. Sl|e died cursed by my 111 temper, without a parting kiss, and If we meet In another world, what will she say to me or I to her? lint there was one letter that arrested my attention and caused me nnpqualcd. lint the statement Is tr»i». never!holers, nnd a series of learned papers upon the subject have just been served, for the firs! time, tn bring the circumstance before even the Ftpnol, public. To thai obnoxious prison, "the ens mil observer." the lowers, of ,.nurse. appear exactly equal In size. The "ens ttal observer" seems In have been made for no other purpose Ihan to scapi'gnut for Hi,, five sensoi of humanity. }u spite of him, how. ever, tin-re Is a ilinYn nee In the size "f (lie (invs. and (he reason fi.r lhl< Is that origlnnllv the cathedral of a suffragan was not entitled. |, v Canonical law, to two lowers of cqnnl slw. For centuries Paris wns suffragan to the Archbishop of Hens. SHAFTER ni-LLE OF THE BALL. far more pain than all the others put together. It was from the lady whose Invitation hart caused bur''fatal quarrel., "Perhaps," It ended, "It.may be some comfort to you to keep the enclosed loiter from her. I received U after her death—probably the last she ever wrote." nearest. May—Thank you so very much for your most, kind invitation. I should dearly love to come and sec you again, and have a good talk over old times. But Charlie cannot well spare mo .-it present, and lie is so good the country, we both agreed, and after !llul 1; ind to me and so nice about ev- much pondering over the local time crythlng that I do not like to lie away tables, we settled that the eleven when he wants me. o'clock train should take us to HciK-'h- wood, a -walk and picnic tete-a-tete amid the summer glories of the forest, tea at the clean little Barleycorn Inn. and go home. So wo settled on the eve of our wedding day, and then we had our first and only quarrel. The circumstances were trifling enough. A letter had pome to Alice, asking her to pay a short visit, If I could spare her. to some friends whom she had known intimately before her marriage, "the day after to-morrow." I suppose I was not in the best of tempers—worried with business, perhaps, and a trifle out of softs—a bit Jealous, too, it may l>o. for one of tlio sons of t.he house had been once a rival. At any rate, when she produced this letter nnd told me she would like to accept the Invitation, some evil spirit tempted me to raise objections. I j could sec the keen disappointment In j lier face, and thnt Increased my silly petulance and jealousy till I recklessly launched out In diatribes against her friends who had sent the Invitation. She defended them hotly-for Alice was always loyal—and so the day end ed In a cold good night, leaving her pained and unhappy, and me—thoroughly ashamed of Hiisple/ioiiK I knew to lx- groundless and of an ill temper I was too proud to confess. I lind a wakeful and restless time that last night. Our rfisngroenient preyed strangely on my mind, and In •the dark hours assumed quite an exaggerated Importance. You see for us It "was n new experience. A "little rift" had divided us for the first time, nnd I could boast no more that ni.v wife had never hoard n harsh or bitter word from me. In tin.- morning there- was still a cloud between us. I knew thnt I was In the wrong, and yrt I would no! own It oven to myself. Alice gave me one little wistful look, expressive •of n timid hope that my mood had changed. I saw that look moment I felt Impelled nnns around her and ask forgiveness. If only I had yielded to that Impulse: I gave her one cold kiss. To think •th:i( It WH.S the last I ever gave her, living or dead! While 1 was dressing, my eye fell on •the small case containing the bracelet I had bought ns a present for my wife. I picked It. up, hid It in my pocket, nnd. fool thnt I was, never gave it to 'her, 1 opened the letters, which woiv •mostly on the business that was worrying me. The rest I pushed Irritably flway. I opened them afterward, and do yon know, Harry, that In one of IhoHe parcels was the gift that my wlfo had been working for weeks to make for me. \Vo breakfasted almost In but after the meiil was over, she rose and ciunv foflly round the table toward me. Then she put her dear hand on my Hhonldor BO lightly as If sht feu red to offend! and, bending down. B!K< said pU-adlngly, "Won't you let mu go, Clifirlli 1 ?" And I, or the Imp that ]Hisn<;8*«d me, coldly answered, "You may pk-ase yourself." ] don't know what yon will think of me when yon read nil this. You cannot condemn my brutality more tlnrn I do myself. Don't Judge me too hardly, Hurry. I did riot know how •hort would lie my opportunity. Half punt ten cuiue. Our trap drove up to the door. The station wag nearly three miles off, and Alice, ivho generally was waiting for me, did not appear. For a few mlnnicx 1 stood fuming la the hall,, delighted with my nuh jfrlm-anci-, Then 1 i-houn-l "Allen!" "Coming!" win ivturn"d from thfc We are just off for a jaunt ;to celebrate our wedding day. and 'Charlie is calling for me to start. Your loving friend. ALICE. That Is what she was writing while I bullied in the hall. That is what she had written, when she silently listened to my grumbling on the way to the station. Ob. the Irony of it nil! Now you can understand. Harry, why It is thnt I take so long getting over my loss. One thought, and one alone, sometimes arises to comfort me. Perhaps that last movement, of hers meant forgiveness and — perhaps— when her a I tempt at .reconciliation fulled, .she sent me that letter as a message from beyond Hie grave. Ills Nnme on Nearly All of the Cardu, Alllio' He Old Not Dance. <!enernl Shatter was decidedly the belle of (he recent pe.-iee jubilee ball In Chlcnzo. lie received more attention than anybody excipl tlie pros!'!<•»,- -mil Mis. Palmer and aecepfeil Hie ndor:!llnu of the mnllitude with bc'comlng modesty. Karly In the evening his bov became snrronndeil by a crowd of admlrprs and Hie g '-rn\ wns In a slate of siege during ||». r;-st of the night. Some pretty girl had a brilliant Idea nnd asked the general to write his name upon her engagement card. "I don't dance," said Hie hero of Santiago. "1 kno'.y thai," returned the eager I'amsel, "but J want your niifo- graiih." The L'Piier-il took a pencil win, a willing nlr ami write his name so largo that It covrivd two lln-s. Then every ollii i- lady around rushed up to him with the winie request and kept him busy for un hour or more writing h's .'infograph upon the printed list of dunces. Some of the prettiest girls in town hail him down for waltzes anil others for two-steps, and of course they will save the cards ns snivenirs and no doubt, show them to their grandchildren In the middle of the next century and relate how they rtnnerd with (Ji-iif-ral Khnftcr at the great Jubilee ball. The autograph era/.o then become general, and nearly all the famous men. present were delnlm-d until they hud written their nnmes upon the engagement; cards o-f hundreds of ladles. Tlios'.' .souvenirs will be doubly Interesting because of novelty, but It. will require further evidence to convince their friends thnt they danced two-steps with Secretary f!age and the Chinese minister and waltzes with Governor Tanner and Senator Cullom. Excepting the president, Archbishop Ireland was perhaps the most popular guest nt the Jubilee. Like all the other dignitaries, the Archbishop went fo the ball, and, of qourse, was Imposed ' upon ; by any. number ot pretty girls. lie wrote bis autograph along with those of General' Miles. Oeneral Shatter and other .prominent men. without noticing the character of the paper thnt was presented for his signature. It would make a decided stir in the college of Cardinals at Home if some of the engagement cards that were used at the dam.-i- last night were submitted to them, and I fear Hint tho holy father would be shocked to pee the name of this eminent prelate written in his own hand upon the engagement list of many a Chicago girl for waltzes, two-st'ops and other dances which have not usually been Included In the accomplishments of ecclesiastics. The Cheviot Fhceti. This excellent flhpop has been too much neglected by breeders on t.hfe) side of (lie ocean. \Vhllc It Is thought to be a mountain breed Its life Is spent only In part on verdant pastures of the Cheviot hills, for It is bred mostly for crossing by the Lelcesters In middle- nnd southern English pnattires for the London markets. The cross-bred pro- ducp are excellent feeders nnd very popular among the butchers, the mutton being of the first qtmllty nnd having the flesh marbled with fat, rather than covered with It, and Is thus tender nnd Juicy. This sheep, while not the largest, Is a heavy nnhrtal, making IfiO pounds at two years'old when well fed on good pasture wlth'n moderate allow- CHEVIOT ,HAM. nnce of grain. The fleece is rather coarse, but long and glossy, and Is in demand for the best kinds of clothing.— Montreal Star. Seeking Something Appropriate. Mr. Klyklns hnd been reading his newspaper- nnd was looking thoughtfully at the vacant wall, when his wife sold: "Well, have yon decided? Yon know I said I would leave ft entirely to your Judgment." "Have I decided on what?" "On a name for-the dog. You said you would think up something while yon were down town to-day." "Is that dog still around the house?" "Why, of course 'he Is. And I don't see why you should speak of him in that way. 1 have always wanted a dog." '•Certnlnlv. I am elnd he came. 1 wns afraid he might have strayed away. Name him Hector. "That's so common." "Well, call him Carlo." 'But so many dogs are named Carlo." . « "f>.ll Mm Pinkie." "Flint Isn't a bit appropriate. He's a mastiff. I think." "You want sv:ni'.(hlnff appropriate nnd unusual?" Yes." "Well, let'-i see. That dog cnmo Into our possession quite unpxpccledly some of ns .ire In favor of keeping him nnd for nliind some arc not, but It seems a great to fling my | deal easier tn take care of him than It docs to get rid of him. Let's <all him "Philippines.' "—New York State. I'liantom (iiiecU. Once upon a Him-, ns the story used to run 'In n newspaper ofllee In 'Philadelphia, ll became necessary nt the last moment to remove two names from a list of persons staying In a hotel at Capo May, and to substitute for them the first Hint occurred to the man tint was revising flic pnr.-igr/ipli. Whim hi read It In print, his Invention—n sono rot's inline of three parts and man; syllables, worthy of lilttenhous Square—no pleased him that for th res! of the summt-r In npprojirjitr paragraphs In- (.virrled his phnntoni* as the American custom tluni was from watering place to watering place liy autumn they anuised his acquaint nnceis us much ns they did him, and it dm-'course they elected to pass tin winter In Philadelphia, wher^ Hie.* went often to large dancc-s, dinner* and entertainments In general. In a few months their inventor had so wel established them vocially that he be;;i'.n to tlml their ii'imes In lists o.' gucstx m-nt to him for publication by hostoHHen. who wlnbod to perounde the town that they hnd everyone worth having In their drawing roomx. ti Hc.mhhincc of Mesh and ulood noon brought vexatious iiui-DtloiiH to h!s door, and he prudently sent his phantom* to Kurope, where tlio husband died, nnd the wife chose to dwell per manenlly.- Huston Transcript, Russia a World-nominator. Whether Kussla will sneered in her scheme of world domination is open to question, but her policy Is being pursued under conditions without parallel. Unless she should break up from Internal commotion—not a likely contingency—she will attempt the conquest of Turkey, Persia, India nnd China, bit by bit, and according to fitting opportunity. She has nt present a docile partner, ready to lie used, little realizing thnt the nlly of to-day will be the victim of to-morrow, when no longer needed. Germany, whoso policy must of necessity bo opportunist. Is ready to tacitly support Russia, while she* Is In the ascendant. Japan is. of course, n most important factor in tiie future destinies' of'the Pacific. She wisely keeps her own counsel find prepares vigorously for eventualities, making those careful nnd minute studies of every country In the world which have already yielded such astonishing results. Her future course will bo largely influenced by the action of the western powers, nnd It need not lie said that the most energetic among them will gain the sympathies of the Island empire. Should Hnssln succeed In becoming mistress of Asia, she will dominate some eight hundred millions of the human race—active, hardy, Intelligent, and requiring only direction to become n formidable force in any competition, whether In commerce or In war. The reduction of the British empire Is essential to the accomplishment of her scheme of milv<<ii»M dominion.— Kiistward Kxpar.5.,,*n of the t'nlted Slates In Harper's Magazine. American Apples In Knropc. The United States Consul nt Chemnitz, Germany, advises Americans to ship their apples this year to Germany. If good fruit Is chosen, such as will stand n long voyage—the Baldwin apple, for Instance—he Is confident that the business will prove to be a paying one. Complaint has been made in Germany against American fruit because of the fear of the Introduction of the San Jose scale, which is one of the most, destructive diseases known to fruit. Investigation has shown that the fear of the Germans has been exaggerated. It Is not denied that the San Jose scale Is found In some parts of the United States, but diseased fruit Is not shipped abroad. Such a course would soon result In destroying the export business. German exports nre now in the United States studying our fruit. So far as known they have not advised exclusion. Americans have much to learn about packing fruit, but they are gaining a strong hold la the; fdreign markets. For the five years 'preceding 1890 the annual average of shipments of fruit from this country to Germany amounted to over $J,000,0(X).—Baltimore American. • A Donblc llsm. The accompanying Illustration shows a plan for a barn with double driveways In which the distinguishing feature is the great amouo't of loft room. Four gables added to the main roof space give almost another story's capacity to the barn, making it possible to use nearly the whole of the lower floor for stock. With Jo, silo and the root cellar that will be found In the basement it will be possible to carry a bo none the worse for Hip so'l ties "tiring. The frozen *oll holds up Hi furrow better, even though who turned to the bottom It Is soon tli.iwc by the pt\rtir« Internnl hrnt. The re suit.will bo that frost will penetrate t the bottom of the furrow, giving Hi soil .1 much finer tilth than would I possible by rcp'-nfedly cultivating it. t'hnh-c Huron. The iwcrpl. of producing choice bni on pays the American Swineherd, lies I the feed trough. If any one doubt this. let him put two Poland-Chlni Berkshire. Chextcr-Whlte, Dnroc, Jer sey or any of our recognized breeds o hogs In two different pens, feed one n the corn he can cat until fat, and th other boiled potatoes, milk, barley o wheat ground fine and Rome pea men until f«t (the old country way). Kli both, put. In dry salt for six or seve weeks, then take out nnd wash, an hang It up in th n kitchen or drylti; house until thoroughly dried; than en off a good, big chunk nnd bell It, le it stand till cold; then cut off a few slices, nnd you will PI-O the corn-fei meat is not so firm, Is more oily, am not so many streaks of lean ns men fed on bnrley, potatoes, milk, etc., nni this Is all the difference you or any on else cnn detect. Cntn Arnunrl flnrnH. The hnblt which many people hnvo o potting cats nnd keeping them close bj the kitchen lire very soon destroys tin hunting Instinct nnd mnkcs the en good for nothing ns a manner. On the farm especially, the proper place for f cat Is at the barn, where It can mnki Itself useful killing the mice or rats that destroy the grain. It is a mlstaki (o suppose that a cat will Buffer fron cold while thus employed. Exercise will keep the blood circulating, and th cat will be quite as warm If kept dry ns It would be d^/.ing by the lire, am breathing the vitiated nir that is nl ways found near the l!oors of dwell ings. The cat will usually, if there Is a chair or a bed In Hie room, make that her resting place. 1'rivnte Market for linttcr. A farmer who has all the facilities and who knows how to make the best butter ought always to sell It to private customers, who will nlso take tils fresh eggs nnd other farm products at prices somewhat higher than he can got In the open market. Hut If he does this he must obligate himself to supply what is needed throughout the year, nnd that It shall never be below the standard. It is this last condition that prevents farmers from making such bargains. To make the best butter in winter requires care In feeding, and nlso In handling milk and cream, which too many are unwilling to undertake. Hackney Filly Goldflaah, The hackney fllly 10006 Goldflash !s the property of Mr. Alexander Morton^ Gowaubank. Darvel, Scotlnnd, winner of second prize for'Challenge Cup for best fllly. three years .olil and under, London hnckney show. 1808. HAHN WITH mo I.OFT. large stock on the fodder that can be stored beneath the roofs. There are many conveniences about a double barn, and when one is to be built the form here given will prove an excellent one to follow.—New England Homestead. Green Tomato Salable. The tomato differs from most other vegetables in the fact that while early in the season only well-ripened fruit will sell, yet later, when frost.Iias cut •Wie vines, there is always a slf&rp'de- nnuji,] for green tomatoes for pickling uses. It is, therefore, no loss to hav some lato-rlpenlng vines, which wl' not be rendy for the early market There are, besides, on all vines tha have borne an early crop some toma toes that are green and can be sold fo pickles. What money the faruie gets for these is so much clear gain, as in most cases the vines have more thai paid for all the lnlx>r given them by profits from previous sales. TOR THR Y01JNO PO'I.KS. KTOHV T.ASK. "I should like to find the country, Fair and lovely," Kilwnnl snid, "Where the people dwell I lonrn of In HIM KtorjpR J hnvn rend. 1 should lido (o nee the h«roe», And to fllmho them by thp hnnd. Where (hoy live their livos of wjiider, In thnt great, oiiclmnted land. "All tlio boys nre straight nnd hand some, And llin girls nre wondrous fair, And.their skill mid wit, nnd tnloht, '.Dial's n marvel over t'.iore. How tlio boys do deodn of valor, •Tirol sii)-|iasn nil boys I know — ])C«I!H with mo, whoso imitation drew quite hopeless lung ngo. "Hound here, somehow, things don't over Hnppon, RO n follow mny 1'rovo ho really isn't fashioned Out of ordinary olny. Hnt the writi-rs of tlio storien Must havo found n wjriidroiis plnce, All inhabited. I know, by An extraordinary race. "All the poor boys thero grow wealthy In a siiiglo litilo day, .Doing something for Homebody Who adnntn them right nwny. And tho BOHHC they have is stunning; JH it in the atmosphere ? For it's Hiiro nobody linn it, In tho regions around here, "But the fellows there can always J)o the most amazing things, And tho girls nru pretty near to Doing imgels without wing.s. If I could but stny » moment, How I'd lilti- to," Kdiviinl snid, "Visit in that wondrous country, AH the boys of whom I've rend !" — |Mary Hrent Whitoside., AN OIHI NT.MHKH. The dolden 1'onn.v calls attention to the. number ML',,S")7, which is odd in more POIIKOS than one. If we multiply it by any number, from one up to six, wo arrive at products expressed by exactly the same figure* AS the original. Not only no, but with the exception thnt a .different h'gnro leads'Off each time, tho order of the, figures is the same. 142,857 multiplied bvl is tho sumo. 142,857 " by 2 is 285,71 i 142,857 " by 'A is 428,571. 142,857 " by 4 is 571,428. 142,857 " by r, is 714,285. 142,857 " by 0 is 857,142. With this multiplying by flix tlio strangeness stops, though tiio result of multiplying tho Aumbrr by seven gives tho rather odd number,'999,999. Noire ttsme'f Towen Uncu-n. Most "f the thousands yf v| H ltor» who annually thi'iniir Paris-ward would be Incredulous were they told that Hit- towois of Notre Dume were Nine Months History ol China. Briefly, the events of the pnst nine months may be thus summarized: liiissla Is firmly ensconcing herself In Manchuria, has violently vetoed n HrlHsh loan for the Northern Hallways extension. Is arming to the teeth nt Port Arthur nnd Ta-Hen-wan, and Is monthly pouring out reinforcements to the Far East; Germany, wfnlilWi- I'd In Hhnn-tnng, declines to pledge herself to any liberal commercial policy, and advances; claims to exclusive rights aH regards railway construction through the Shaa-tung province, especially I he trunk line from Tlen-tsln lo Chlng-klang (the most promising line In China); France Is putting forward preferential claims of a comprehensive character In connection with her leasehold acquired In Southern niilnn—the West river, which was sup- IKised to be opened long ago. being still practically unopened; Kronen and Kupslu nre actively Interesting them- M'lvi-s In the sanclloned trunk line from Pekln to Ilan-kow, and Its proposed extension from Ilan-kow to the Kontli; Japan is In Formosa, with n reversionary claim on Ko-klen province, a territory of great value. On Great Hrltaln's side there Is nothing tangible except tho acquisition of Kow- lung, which, an It Htnndx, IN fur from satisfactory.— Archibald It. Cohjuhouu , SpUcr In Her Ear. An elderly Philadelphia woman, Ha- •ali I.onra, i-tfci-ntly went to St. Mary's llodiiltal and.iukcd to lie relieved of llstrosslng nolsi-o In IHM- eiirg. l-Xperls ivlio wt-ro jrheii charge of the case otind u living spider (hat had made n ie*t of her car. This was sueci-ssfnlly •omoved and the old lady now hears » well aii over. Fall-Rolling- Winter Grain. While the roller Is n good Implement for fining nnd smoothing the surface soil. It can very rarely be used effectively after winter grain Is sown. Almost all farmers agree that If soli Is heavy. It will produce better crops of winter grain If the soil Is left rough after it Is seeded. All the lumps are dissolved by winter freezing, and they furnish the Hue, rich dust that Is nt-t-d- ed to full upon the roofs as they have been lifted up by frost. The only conditions when rolling Is helpful to winter grain are when the soli Is light, and liable to blow uwny In winter. In sue case the rolling should be (lone us s:>o ns the grain Is sown. It will pack th light soil around the roots, and tlni cause the wheat to make t-zunigl growth so as to partially protect Itsel from winter killing, and will lessen ill effects of winds In blowing away sur face soil. OlliOHH O« Koofl. Despite their disagreeable effects as breath perfumers, the common onion I much the most healthful vegetable grown, and all would bo healthier If onions coflkud In some way were a part of the dully diet. Drinking milk after the onion will to a great extent absorb the odor. Those farmers who grow ami use many onions keep their health hotter than do those who arc too dainty to eat this vegetable. In southern Europe raw onions are eaten as part of the dally meal, laying a slice of onion on the bread and then biting through lioth together. Tho Spaniards havo a very mild onion that is guile commonly eaten thus. Curing a Kicking; Hor»t, A kicker Is u failure on the farm, If ncrt cured of the hublt. They uot only Injure themitt'lviw, but other animals, and simietluKsi their owner. They muy be cured by u swinging iron |>ur or pipe across the stall door. Drive a staple libout five or six feet from floor on eiu'h side of stall; He rope In each and swing bar at ends about u foot from floor, or high enough to strike- home alHint hock». He can kick this to his heart's content and not hurt himself, us it will NWlng out of the way. In a week's time he will not not leu any tiling touching his heels. J'lotviiijr J'roat-fi Ground. Ifi there is a thin enist of frozen soil, or/ even a light full of snow on llio iviieli It Is full plowed, It will Low Evergreen Branches Dying Out Where any of our native foreign ever greens are planted in yards or liiwus complaint Is made that their branches die out after the trees acquire a height of ten to fifteen feet. This destroys their symmetry, and to some extent injures their effectiveness ns wind breaks. All our evergreens. If left to grow ns they will In tho forest, will make large trees. What the lawn maker complaints of as a defect Is an advantage In the forest tree. If the row of evergreens Is used as a windbreak, plant younger evergreens in a row behind tlie first, and thus keep off the cold winds from houses or other buildings. Home Mntle Haii*aitcit. There is no kind of moat food so palatabX 1 as a well-made sausage. Hut the fact that when made It Is almost Impossible to tell what meat It Is composed of prevents many who only eat what they buy from using It. On the farm the ivfll-nmdo. wholesome sausage should be a specialty. It Is a common mistake to put In too much fat. Not more than a ipnirier of tin- whole should IK.- fat. If some lean and fat of beef, not to exceed one ijuurtur of the whole, IB put In the sausage It will improve It. Much of the excellence of th sausage- depends on (lie flavoring. To much pepper and spices are found 1 most sale sausages. A THICKY DOCi. An officer of the English army had occasion when in London to pass over one of tho bridges spanning the Thames lUvor. A little poodle dog came.running up to him and rubbed iimaelf against the officer's well- rolished boots, soiling them to such an extent he wns obliged to go to a nan stationed on th6 bridge and havo lis boots repolished. The same incident occurred several imee, and the gentleman's curiosity joiug aroused, he watched the dog. IB saw the sagacious animal roll him- olf in the mud of tlio river, and then vatch for a person with well-polished hoes, aguinot which he contrived to nb himself. Finding thnt the bootblack was tho iwner of the dog, he taxed him with he artifice, and after n little hesita- ion ho confessed he had taught tho og tho trick in order to procure eus- .oiueru. The ofllccr being much struck with lie dog's sagacity, pnrclmiied him at high price, and took him to York, le kept him tied up in York some time and then released him. The dog remained with him a day or two, and then made his escape. A fortnight afterward he wad found with his former master pursuing his old vocation on the bridge. himsp.lf up in it, HO (hero wns only n soft white ball In bo floe.n. Though eVr'i'y member of the f/miily at .somo limn or other tried to watch Iho tiny squirrel roll himself in his Iilriiikot, no ono iiver saw tho whole prm-ons, us In- Heeini'd to know when lie wns watched, and vonld utop liia work, with n merry twinkle of his bright oyes, till thii watcher's attention wns for n moment nrriHted, nnd, on glnn- c.ing lincli, only n -oft white, ball wns visible. A tlninty creature wns Mr. Hquirrol, Her-iiitng to fully appreciate his Hunt nnd comfnrtnblu hoaie, supplied witli everything he needed. Ifo was n nent housekeeper, niring bin blanket two or throe times n day by spren ling it out on tho cross-ham of his cage, liy nature, T think, hn preferred the night for exorcise: but, .iis I wns mi invalid, shut in from outdoor life, whilo hn lived, hn noon learned tn watch for my coming, nnd tho Bound of my wliep.l-chnir was (.lie signal that gave lifn-ni«ns in the littln white hall, nnd often IIP would Konin to exnrt himnclf for my niiinsomtmt. n long time. After sonic five or six years of enjoying this pot, there came n morning when he did not. comu out to meet me; anil, when nt noon he wan stilt (pilot, 11 gi-.ntlo hniul unrolled llio little blanket to find only a dead pet. Thorn \vcro no nigiiH of HiitVtjring in tho position of I lie frnil little creature, that lay ns if asleep; nnd it mny bo ho hnd lived his nllottndtiine, as he must hnvc. bcon livo or six years old, I mifflcd my pet u long time, n« <litl nil tho family: for even a little flying- squirrol hml helped to brighten ninny weary hours for n helpless invalid, nnd so tho brief lift) had not bi-cn lived in vain. TRAMPS AND HOIIOES. The Difference Is that One Can Be Saved nnd the Oilier Cannot. A tr.'imii i.* not a holm: n hobo is not a tramp; ,-i vagrant is neilher;- a criminal Is noil" of these. A trump is u 111:111 of si'eh mental mukc-v.p thai he lias no hlL'her aim than to exist :Hid have "a little fun" nct-aslonullv; avoiding responsibility and restraint and all manners of mental eiinecnlra- Hon, says n writer in tin- I-'ornm. Mo will walk only when in- cannot rile, and will work himself tired going ffrom house to house rather than ac- 'cept a job on the promise of n men'. The term "hobo" was not originally of evil significance. It originated In the west, when the great tide ot hu- mv.nltr swept in that direction; and it'was applied to the many who, falling of their first, hopes, were forced to the necessity of tramping from community to community in quest of employment. A hobo is u bi'tter sort of man th-.'.n a tramp, has more self-respect, Is usually young, and may, I iK-lieve, be called a tramp In the first stage. Many hoboes are merely men out of work who forced to the The llciiiunil for Qulncci. There is a poor apple crop this yea In most places, and us a result there I very little demand for quinces, whos. use ns u fruit seems more to give Havo to the apple sauce, than to be eaten In Itself, The quince Is u very rich fruli nnd la also hard, even when thoroughly cooked. It Is therefore difficult of ill gestlou. Hut a few pieces of quince en thin nnd placed in apple pit- will givt It a delicious flavor, such as no apple snuco could have without It. Variety nf Keeil for Mock. In feeding *Ux;k of any kind !t Is Im- lortant that It be furnished a variety of food. This Is not merely a matter of flavor, for different kinds of food fur- lish usually different nutrition. A great deal of the success of animals matured lies In the fact that they are ihle to select their own rations, and the «r« they will fake to do this Indicates hat this Is a matter of greater Import- net- than it Is usually considered. (.'lover Hntothcreil liy Manure. Clover Is more easily killed by smothering than :J/' any of tiie grussiui. It Is never good policy to topdn-Ms clover with course manure, u« wherever a cl.nl of nninnrc (alls on a clover plant, the latter will surely be killed It It cannot tfro» l» iiin- side uf Hie clod. Hut if clover seeil Is sown mi lop drcKKed laii.l, It will g»t the full bem-llt fivin the manure w.'thout Injury of any kind, i DONKEY, MASTIFF AND HOBSB. Many an animal will h'ght savagely for itsolf or its young, but animals that will fight for others aro not BO 2)lentiful. There is a story told in iiippiucoU's of a horso thnt knew how to fight, nnd did uot reserve all his powers for his own benefit. Two men, accompanied by a fierce mastiff, were going across a field, when the dog broke away from thorn and. began savagely to attack a donkey quietly feeding there. It seized tho puor animal by the throat, dragged it off its feet, and then began to worry it in a manner that made the donkey's chnuces of lifi^ seem very small. To the shonta of tho men the savage brute paid no heed. But there was another witness of tlie scene—a horso in n neighboring field. Ho saw tho whole affair, and apparently made up his mind that tho situation was desperate. Somebody miiHt go to tho aid of the donkey, nnd tho horse went. With one spring he was over tho lieilgo that separated tho fields. Then '10 made, for the Hut-no of conflict, [ieforo the dog realized his danger .ho horno aeizud him with his tenth, ore him away from his prey, and then iy a dexterous movement wheeled onnd and Hung out his heels, giving he dog tho full benefit of tho luck. This was a sort of warfare thnt. the owurdly muslin" did uot rolisli. He romptly nlunk off, with his tail between Irs legs. Tho horso then strutted proudly round tlio donkey, as if highly olutod by his victory. road by circumstances which, they could not control. A vagrant loafs around a town as loH2 as he can. lie docs not jump trains—he hicks the spirit to do that -but he may sneak Into a box car. Ho is often n "grafter"—that Is, he blisters his arm, pretends to be paralyzed, seHs pencils, tells pitiful tales of former brilliant prospects, or what not: and. very likely, has the whiskey or opium habit. Hoboes are never "grafters," though they may or may not have the habits just mentioned. Very few genuine tramps resort to the grafting scheme. Holmes are products of industrial conditions and the attitude ot society toward unfortunate able-bodied men. It would be interesting to Inquire how many hoboes have drifted Into our regular army and made good soldiers, mid how many responded to the President's call for volunteers. Tramps are tramps by natural bent, seconded by early training. You seldom find an old hobo- there are ninny old tramps. A hobo will not become n tramp If he can help It. You can hardly save the tramp—he Is too far gone. Let him alone and save the hoboes, and Hie tramp problem will be, to a large extent, solved. Most of the 100.000 men on ihc- road to-day arc hoboes. They can be saved. Inexpensive Kltrhen Tolile r ,1ns! had n table made, and i wonder now how t coiild ever have done without It. What makes It mipcrlor to other tnbloR Is l(s height, wulch prevents So much stooping. Mlno is 3 feel high, W/j feet long nnd 2 foot wide. Along the front side nre nrrnugcd three drawers, each being 2 feet, long, 1 foot wldo nnd 1 fool dppp. 'flic left drawer I tiso for Hour, the right for meal, nnd the one between for bran. Have ono made by nil menus, Pinters, nnd you will not complain so much of Hint miserable bncknchp.- Aninndn Brock. \Vlille CuMnnl. Add in t;ie while of olio egg f «'O teaspoonfuls of sugar and a small 'pinch of salt, and mix thoroughly together. Heal one teiicupfnl of sweet milk, mid In Hie above Ingredients, nnd silr until <l»ite smooth: then strain, if the egg IH not entirely dissolved. Pour into cn<=- tard i-nps, rover with brown paper, set In a ilisli i,f hnfiliiK wiili.-r, ami !>,ike In a moderate oven. Test tin.- custard with :i silver knife, which will corno out quili- clean if it Is sufficiently cooked. Serve In tlio cups with cakes or Jelly. Kffoctivr Trap for Vermin. Vermin are prevented from crawling mi tin.- perches in bird cages or poultry house liy the device shown ID the cut. It consists of a receptacle to s u r r o u !i i| the perch s u p p o r t, with a ticilit joint at Hie bottom. Into this receptacle ti liquid, siidi H3 oil or water, Is p o u r c rt , which catches the Insects ns they try to gain access to the perch. Lemon Crnckera. Take two and one-half cups.of sugar, ono cup of melted lard, one pint sweet milk or water, the whites of three t'ggS or two whole ones, 5 cents' worth ot carbonate of ammonia, six teaspoonfuls lemon essence. Warm the milk and pour over ammonia, which should be well pulverized. Mix dough very stiff and pound with rolling pin ten minutes. Mark in squares and prick with u fork. When cold, break In squares. Apple Mould. Cook two pounds of apples, rub them through n sieve and add to them one- quarter pound of caster sugar beaten up with the yolks of two eggs, and one- half ounce of gelatine previously soaked In a little water and dissolved over the fire. Mix all together, then add the whites of two eggs beaten to a stiff froth, and turn Into a mold rinsed out In cold water. When Bet, turu out and serve with cream or custard. J Diphtheria. At tne first indication of diphtheria make the room close, then take a tin- cup and pour Into It a quantity of tar and turpentine, equal parts. Then bold' the cup over the fire so as to fill the air with fumes. The pn.tleut on inhaling the fumes will cough and spit up all the membranous matter, and the diphtheria may pass out. The fumes of the tar and turpentine loosen the matter In the throat, and thus afford relief. A Honie-Mude Tooth Powder. Procure an ounce of precipitated chalk, half an ounce of carbonate of soda, and the same of the sweet-scented orris root, powdered. Dry the different powders.'tlien mix. pound together ttf remove any possible roughness, and finally pass through a very fine, hair sieve. This powder may be used without the slightest hesitation, as It contains nothing that it liable to inj-jro either teeth or gums. A I'KT 1'M'IN'l- Hovevul years ago I was presented with u young llying-sipiirrul; and, an it was too young to remember its woodland home, it soon became a vory happy and dainty pet. It had built for itu use a largo, airy cage, some eighteen ill chef, high, and nearly two feet long ami about fifteen inches wide, as nearly UK 1 cun remember. This cngo hud bourds on ends ami for bottom of cage, and was covered with u slrong wire Hotting thut was fine enough to protect tho occupant from the attuoku uf cats or logs or other outside enemies, ami yet open enough to admit plenty of fresh >'r consluully, / si he was fed on milk, and he had water to drink whenever lie wanted it. After a few wuttks he could cut the meats of nuts, and by end by he could got t\o moats out :iimsalf. This he accomplished by iioriug n hole through tho nut with iiu tiny, sharp teeth; but 1 do not hiuk any one hut a squirrel cuuld have taken the meat from u nut tln»V He would amuse himself, for. an <,nr ur more at ft time, running over 10 wires and barn of his cago. There VIIH no wheel ::i tho cuge, as ho \viis littlu creature .'it best, and wofitarud o might gut inji roil with it, llohutl little lilunkut suited to his siK9;iind, 'hen hu took > nap, lie would .Tell A Peculiar Nervous Malady. Among the Philippine natives there Is occasionally found n peculiar nervous disease called mull-mall, the victims of which seem (o be impelled by an uncontrollable impulse to imitate the movements of any one they see before them. Sometimes the disease will lie dormant while Hie victim goes niilctlv about his work, but If frightened or excited In any way he will immediately begin to imitate every motion of any person who attracts his uitcnlioii. If n person suf- ferlns from this disease becomes angry he shrieks and raves like a ma- iil.-ic, at the same time continuing his mimicking performances. Old women arc the most common victims of mull-mull, though men are sometimes attacked. Some people ijc- lleve thnt the Imitation mania, as It Is sometimes called, is always assumed, and that the pretended victim, can control their antics if they try. as they arc often attacked in tin- presence of Knropenns from whom they hope to obtain alms; lint there Is no doubt that the symptoms of tins Jj s . ease are generally real, ami that such a disease exists Is certain. Speaking of the fact that fully u quarter of the children of the unlives die within two weeks jii'irr their birth, it is said that the gival mortality among infants doubtless lies In the constitution of the nullvis, who do not seem to be of hardy fibre, fur K forced to suffer from hunger nnd thirst they soon sicken and die. Knl half uf them have some Kim! of linn ehlal trouble. New York Times. Brink for Invalid*. A refreshing drink for the Invalid whose digestion has to be respected is iced toast water. A few slices of stale bread are toasted a delicate brown, then placed In n pitcher and a quart or so of clear, boiling water poured over them. When cool, place on the Ice until thoroughly chilled. When ready to serve, pour off in n glass, sweeten a little if desired and add a thin slice of lemon. Potatn'HUcult. Boll, peel and mash fine one quart oil potatoes. Rub them Into one qnart ot sifted flour and one teuspoonful of salt. Work in one teacup of lard, then add enough sweet milk to make a moderately stiff dough. Roll out (o a quarter of an inch thick, cut Into cakes and bake In n quick oven. Sprinkling sugar over the top is to many palates an Improvement. New Kitchen Utenxil. A now kitchen utensil Is an oggspoon Inu-mU-d to lift boiled eggs from the water. It lias a long hnmllc, at the bast; of which Is n spring. When this is pressed the rim of the spoon rises and allows the eggs to roll Into the dish. Tht- bowl, being mndo of wire, iloc-s not rululii tin- water. Mur.vluiul Illbctlit. When your light bread Is ready to knead In loaves, take Hit- same In quantity of dough UH you do of plo dough. Mix the two together well, roll, cut out as you would a s-uhi biscuit, put them In a pan, stick them when raised, bnko hi a quick oven a light brown, and you will pronounce them line. When There Wag Trouble. The same words, nr words piv nonnced alike, may have dlft'eren nil-linings to different people, ,-IH In tli following Incident: A farmer mopped in front of a Mich Igun City electric plant and asked bystander: "Wlmt Is that Vi»« building, a fne lory V" "No, a plant," was the answer. "Whiif do they nil HP there 1 V "Currents," replied the quick witt<*J liysinnder. "What are they worth a bushel?" "We sell them by the shock." The farmer pulled Ills iM-iird, scratch- i'd liN head and drove down town to market his regetahU-s. American Messenger. Honor" Widely Dlilrlbuled, than 50,000 Frenchmen belong I.i-itlon of Honor. Thirty-two iKiind nf thexe «rc connected with army. The rest are civilians. tin- Two slate -roofers quarrelled recently mi a roof In Huston, ami Ixilli fell to the gruu"<i and were hilled. All MirlH. If a mnii iloesn't list- his lu-nd In Ilia business lie is sure- to put his foot In It. Less than eighty yearn ago the offense of ninrdorlng a horse WUM punished liy death In Hiiglaiul. ('arefiil measurements prove Hint the average curvature of the earth IB U.OD Inches lo Hie statute mile. Five hundred million pounds of Brlt- iilii's nntlonnl debt hns been paid off tiurlikx Hit- last twenty years. A meteorological department In cou- lu'cllon with the 1'Vdurul telegraph service has just bevu t-stubllshtHi In Mexico. The name Austria Is Ousterlch, Blgul- fylng tho eastern part of the kingdom, t was applied to tht> territory o( east Germany. Prliict- Hoht<ulohp,8cliillln|[8fur«t, the jormun (lhauct-llor, although he I* u-nrly bO yours old, Is learning to ride he bicycle. 4 Sir Thomas Upton's latest scheme, ttft ,'lvlin; 'ni'jili,' to the millions Is "till bf»- ng criticized by the Kimill irafuisuiuu nil shoppers. Two I'urls piillceiia-ii the other day rrcMlcd a ragged vagabond who wg* )n imbecile In answer jiuy question*. Vhi-n Ills clothing was seurclu-d >1» UetM were, found lo contain Jt^lXMI i bank IIUIUB mid $17U,UOO In OouUs. . •'

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