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THB SILVER LINI.NQ. When poets sing oC lovers' woos And blighted lives and throbs nni tlll'Ot'S And .voni-filngR—BondncMii only knows It's nil a POSH. ' ; I HIM n poet, loo, you know, I, too, wiis young once-, long ngo, Aiid wrote sueli stuff mycelf, ntid so fought to know.' I, too, found refuge, from despair in sonnet's to Amanda's fnlr White brow or Noll's complexion rare, or Tltlnn hnlr— Which, wlvcn she scorm-d, did I resign To flames, and go Into decline? Not nutrli! When sonnets fetched pel- line KnougU to dine. So, render, when you road In print A itool's woe—beware and Htlnt Vour learn nnd taku this gentle hint- It Is his mint. -Oliver Herforel. Sir Thomas' invention. Few fillings are more unpleasant to rejntemplnte than the prospect of being burled alive. Tho horror of the Idea haunts some pooplu like a nightmare; the dread of such a tale amounts In some of them to a species of madness. H was so with old Thomas Twining, who had, on repeated occasions given the most precise instructions us to the tests which should be applied to his presumably lifeless corpse before it was u'nally m.'edo ready for its resting place among the Twlnings of three generations. One evening ns he sat ruminating over the ^ubject he was struck wit. 1 ! what he thought was a new Idea. It was not new, by any menus, for coffins which would open automatically on Uie revival of 11 supposed corpse have been known from almost: the earliest times. Sir Thomas never heard' of these of course; if he had he would have; had one made long ago. and besides, there was really something new about ills Idea—which was tihat the collln should not merely open, but fly to pieces, so ns to afford instantaneous relief, and should contain the necessary tools, explosives, etc., to enable tho prisoner to escape, even If he- should awake to Uml himself bricked In from the nir and the sun. The baronet had always bad a taste for mechanics, 'electrlclt.v, chemistry and the like. Castle Twining wan full of nppnrnta—lathes, benches and tools—and so Sir Thomas decided upon inventing with his own hands, the ooffln which was to inclose his remains, owl which was to effectually guard him against the doom wlileh be regarded as ten times more terrlblu than death. He thought over nil sorts of projects —of levers which the slightest movement of the body must certainly act upon; of elongated electric buttons, Ihe faintest pressure upon which would lift the cover of the coffin and lay Its sides and ends flat upon its bed; Df cements which the increasing temperature of the, "body" would melt, nnd of fabrics which, while air proof, would easily be torn in shreds by convulsive and desperate fingers. All those, after full consideration, he discarded as falling in some particular to meet the reeiulrenients of the case. Patience rewarded him at Insti however. The next solution, he perceived, must bo n pneumatic one. Tlie releasing apparatus must be operated upon by an Increase of the Internal air pressure. How was tills to be achieved? The answer came to Sir Thomas just as the Idea of gravitation came to Newton and that of steam to Watt— by observation of one of the commonest incidents imaginable. The falling apple of tho former nnd the hissing kettle of the latter, spake not more clearly to those keen observers than did the ripening of n bottle of soda water to Sir Thomas Twining. What was the gas In soda water but Imprisoned air? And why should not the release of Imprisoned air in the projected coffin effect the purpose in view? Still, there.- was this difficulty—that tilie force necessary to let loose the soda water was greater than that needed to operate the mechanism Which would throw the collin open. And how was this Initial force- to be provided'/ Much anxious thought war, bestowed upon this problem. But it, too, at length yielded to the baronets persistent efforts, for he found Hint the; same effect, on a much larger and therefore bettor scale, could be pvu- duced by nn ordinary seldlltz powder. To devise a plan by which a light metal plate, attached by a slender rod to two cups containing tartiirlc acid ami carbonate of soda, which would rest upon the corpses' hands, and on th? s.Ug'htosI move-mi'tit tilt the chemicals into a vessel of water, was no difficult matter. And then Sir Thomas had the- satisfaction of bo-holding his cotlin complete. fin-nod the poor hftist was so rmnehi ted tliat evidently nothing |,,, t hun<rn bflel inditce'd It to oennr- hi,me. But ,q Thomas was overjoyed. 'j'hc S n M work had born accomplished at last. HI. Afle-r this Sir Thomas took great dc light In showing off the. merits of hl- ceillln to his visitors and neighbors. On llu- first of those ownsroUH the services of thi! imisllff were again reqtiosifion ed. Hut tli,, mastiff objected. Once burled, twice shy. No sooner did In catch sight of the dreaded receptacle than he broke loose from his custodians, and gallo-ped off as fast as h!s logs could carry him. Of course, another dog was found, nnd was put through the experiment successfully, but he, too, Rtrnnge 1« say, could not be Induced to repeat tho performance, and gave Clio mansion a very wide berth ever after. In fact, long before Kir Thei'iims had demonstrated his Invention to all who were curious to see •he hurl alienated the affections o every dog () n the estate, and was obliged to borrow from ids neighbors. Matters reached such a pass at: last- all (he available clogs for miles around having been "used up," BO lo speak- that In respone to (h,. numerous nppli- e-ntlons which rar-hort Sir Thomas to see the wonderful collln, ho nsp ,i )o say by way of postscript: "Visitors lire kindly requested lo bring Chelr nwii dogs." Tho collln used to lie on a iinmnv bench In the library, and Sir Thomas would sometime^ sit for hours and gaze- upon It. lovingly. 'One afternoon in Idea occurred to him which he was •nl.her surprised had not suggested Itself before'. It was that he should put. the invention lo a crucial linal test bv confining himself within Ihe e-ollhi. ind then, by setting Ihe apparatus go••- effecting his own release, pi-e. •isely as he would do If, unfortunately, ho should be supposed to be dead while still alive. Of course, he would not chloroform himself; that, was -111- noe'essary, as well as Impractical)!.?. Indeed, K would be ns.niue.ih ns h-s could do to adjust the chemicals and (he levers, and then, having stretched himself ins.rte the casket, to lower the cover upon It-lit Che proper way. He put in nn extra dose of the soda and tho acid, laid himself down, and carefully drew the lid forward until ho had worked It Into the right position. One hand was Just beneath the metal plate, the other stUI supported the cover. At Mils supreine moment a sudden sinking of the bca:-t sent a cold sensation through tlie baronet's frame, and lie could not help thinking It would have been better had some oue else been present lu case— Bah! what could happen? Had hi: not can-led out n hundred similar experiments without a single failure? He withdrew his hand from tlie lid and in an instant, click! Sir Thomas was to nil intents and purposes dead and buried. "proof." I'roscmiy (he king returnc with his own Mule and played th same niece which hful Just been ex e-cnled for him. -j-h,.u ) M > bade hi visitor "(lood day," saying: "I hav had (hn pleasure' of hearing you, an It was only fair that you should hen me."-Piltsburg lUspatch. THE ROSES WERM DRUMI-D. How Travellers on German Railway Tr«l Were Robbed by a Clsvcr Scheme. II. may be a.ll right for heroines ». make their adorers tremulously happ. by pri'seirtlug them with roses. Th novelists and dramatists must. not. b, robbed of all their slock In trade. Bu It behooves (he nineteenth centtir: man to lie particular alxnit tho rosei he accents, or rather alwut tho glr who gives them. A short lime ago i man nnd his (wo f-islers were alone Ii a comportment on a Gorman railway At: a station, nn elegantly dressed thickly veiled woman entered tho c-nr rlage, carrying a superb bouquet of roses. When tho train started, she asked her follow travellers If they would object to her closing the win (low. The man hastened to close it for her, and, in moving to ge«t out of Ills way, the! stranger dropped liei i-ose-s. He picked them up for her ami, thanking him cliutinlngly, sh>! isked him to keep one. Them, turn ug lo Ids companions, she graelouslj ofi'ored each of them a few of the [lowers. Naturally the courtesy wat tccepteil; and the next thing of which 'he travellers were conscious was that he train had arrived in Berlin, that he-it- veiled companion hud dlsap- x-ari-d, nnd that all of (heir money ind valuables had gone with her. Of course, the roses had 'iie-en drugged. The ixillce have discovered that U rlmlnal Is a young man, and that ho las conducted a number of daring 'oblierles In n similar fashion. One mist: admit that It is the relliiement f robbery, and, if one must be robbed it all. the rose method Is preferable o sandbagging 01- garrotlng. if Chi 'ago clflzcns should meet young wo- nen who would insist upon showcr- ng roses upon them, they would loubtless welcome the change from •ruder forms of hold-up. But, after 11, oue may as well light shy of veiled vomen with roses. What happened Immediately after can only be conjectured; Sir Thomas himself was never mble to give any clear account. It is certain, a.t all events, that from some cause or other the apparatus failed to act. The baronet swears that he moved the metal plate exactly in the right way, but that instead of hearing the "fizz" of the seldlltz powder he perceived uoti'i- Ing to save n deathly and appalling silence, while n few seconds sufik'ed to throw him into the agonies of asphyxiation. He remembers very little else, and from this ixiint the story is continued by the servants nt Castle Twining, who say that they heard a most awful crash lu the library, as of some liody falling from a considerable height; thn.t on rushing in they found the coffin on the floor, literally broken in halres, and that their beloved master was frantically enfteavorlng to extricate his head from one half, while his feet seemed Ilrmly wedged into the oilier. They got him out. purple In the face', and with every vein in his iKidy at bursting point, and applied restoratives freely, after which he speedily recovered, though speech was still denied him. It was not before a powerful restorative had been admliiister- tered to him that he gasped: •1 think I must have forgotten to put In the water!" Wlietiher this was so or not. It Is certain tliat Sir Thomas had the wreck of the collin carefully removed and disposed of. He never made another, and nevi'i- patented the Invention, He still retains his dread of premature' burial, but his liual Instructions em the matter are that all passible-, doubts as to bis dee-case shall be resolve-d in any way his medical attendants may decide upon, but that his body shall not lie inclosed in any collln whatever. "A mere winding shed," he says, "a mere winding sheet! That's quite good enough for me!" cover H. It was beautifully uiaele of oak. hinged at tlie corners In sucli a way us to open out flat directly the cover was disturbed, nnd having a most In- gvnlous snail-catch for the cover Itself u<> Hint, when once fastened down, It was practically immovable from the outside, but was Instantly lifted partly off when the Increased Internal all pressure ni'U-d on a valve as dellcat'.' as the tympanum of a telephone-. Words cannot describe Kir Thomas' delight when for the? llrst lime he put ''the- "collln to practical proof. Having chloroformed his favorite dog, a nun- tiff, he- laid the animal out In tile ceif- flii, set the inutni platen In position on his paws, charged the cups with Hut necessary chemicals, shut down Hi- with a sharp click and calmly I ho result. Half an hour passe>d and nothing •happened. There was not hint,' surpris- | U( ; lu this for Sir Thomas had calculated tin- anae-stliellc to last at least as lone; but when fifteen minutes luor. liad If'"'" ''>'. the baronet began to feel n little anxious. Hi. was not sn mue-li j'Oiu-erneel about I'he dog, although he tviitf Hlncerely attached to him. Ii "was the IhouiflU that the invention iniuht be a failure, after nil, which digressed him most. Judge, therefore. of bin J»y wht-u nn If <">uie one hud touched n hidden spring Hie cover was Wi'U t v rise "t m-Ht »ll«htly, and then with a velocity as It dyimmlte bod Lli exploded un.lei- It. wbllu the iim«- tiff, ivlt h « yell that nilgh h«ve lifted the roof- not of the- ciukrt merely, bu* of C'ustle Twining li«lf-»nrau« out of IU l»'l»ou, Biivi-n two- lunw at «"• ™°»" 1S " ml leul " nl one Ls. ; «8«l UirouKli the open How to Ride.la a Hansom. The hansom cab of our day started In life as "the patent safety." The patent of Hint safety vehicle has long slnev expired: anybody may come to grief In It. Here, feir Instance, Is the Sufferer, of Arthur's Club, who "ventilates" his accident. A hansom horse cnme down with him six wl'c-ks ago, and. bv the opi'ratlon, of Its lirs plunge', sent , ihe Sufferer's head clean through the double* glasses of the window folded above It, euttlut.' an artery, and making tiie appenronet of a surgeon provldcufnl. Tlie driver too, was damaged: When lie e-nme out of the hospital he culled upon his fare anil explained how It had all happened. The fare was sitting loo far forward, it sc-eniH: when the how slipped It was unable to ive-ovcr Itself. Tlie straight lip Is to sit as far bae-k In your hansom as possible, ami put your feel against Iho footboard. The up-ln date hansom, though, has nn footboard, ami you do not always ride with the 1 door open. You will do well, anyhow, never to have- the window down, and always lei wi-nr a lull hat. If Hie KntTeri-r had taken this lalli'l- pivemMlon his head would have been a lout; way from i:olni; clean through the glass.—•l.onelein Pall Mall d'nzeiti-. Frederic » a Flutist. Fte'derlck the limit made generous niVKcnls to nit musii'luns exeeiil Itute players. lie- played the- ilute remarkably well liluisi'lf. ami nls proficiency Hometlmi.-s led lei acts that cause-el dlsappolnlme'iil to his brother artists. A famous tlutlHt ence vlKlteil Pots dum, and asked permission to play to the king, hopinp; tliat Kredc'rlck would show hU appreciation of his skill by Koine valuable? gift. J-'ivdi-rU-fc received him graciously, and listened alien lively while be played n dlmYnll piece, "Yo« play very wi/H," he bald, "and I mil very Kliul to have heard of xuch ability. I will glvu you H proof of my Hiithtfuctlnn." So guying he left th room. The musician waited, gues.i- luy at the prolwbte nature of (be- llow Porfo Rlcans Shave. Tho natives of our new territory, Porto Kico, have no need to buy soap, for the wooded country abounds in plants whose leaves and bulbs supply most fully the place.of that Indispensable arllcl/-. Among tlie best of these is the soap tree, so-called, although it is morn of a bush than a tree. Its bulb wheq rubbed on wet clothes makes a snow-white lather, which lias an odor like old brown soap. Tlie Porto Rlcaus, who are nil, from tlie highest to tlie lowest, great dandies -in their way, make soap out of cocoaiint all and home-made lye— and a line soap it is, smooth and fragrant. This cocoaunt oil soap Is used for shaving. When a man wishes to have a shave In the morning he starts out with Ills cooonnut shell cup, and Ills donkey-tall brush and bottle. It Is never any trouble to find an empty bottle in Porto Kico, Culm, Jamaica, or almost any of the larger West Indian islands, even in remote spots in tlie mountains. At least twenty generations of thirsty people have lived there and tin-own away the bottles. The man curries no mirror, he Is too poor to own such n luxury. Not one house in^twenty in Porto Rico has even the cheapest kind of a looking- glass. But generously rich nature provides the mirror, as well as the soap, 'the man goes to some convenient pool In the mountain stream where the water Is quite still—there is his mirror. He breaks his bottle on a stone, and deftly picks out a sharp i>Iece of suitable size. Then he lathers Ills face profusely, and begins to scrape away with his piece of glass, which in his hands works as well as tlie best stetel razor. A cut or even a slight scratch, Is extremely rare as a result of this al fresco form of shaving. Jcmcy with n (looel Hernnl. .7. W. Hart of tho Agrlcnltnrnl Kxporl- incut Station, Cleihson College, S. C., writes to Hoard's Dairyman: Hwillzlnf? (hat my lllllo slx-yenr-olel 840-pound Jersey "Mtells" needed only nn oppor- liinlty to inalio liorsolf famous, I decided to give her a week's test under (lie rules of the American Jersey Cuttle Cluli. In addition to good grazing, consisting of orchard grass, red clover, crimson clover and green oats, she ate, during the week's test, forty-three pounds of wheat, bran, forty-six pounds of eormneal ami twenty-eight pounds of cotton seed meal, given on forty-four pounds of cotton seed hulls, tbe hist JUIIHKY cow "XITKLIS" 102722, jo'.ng oue of the best vehicles for trans- lortlng the finely ground meals to the cow's stomacli that I know of. Her total yield of milk for the seven days was !'J!)''.l pounds, from which was made 10 lounds ~Vj ounces of nnsnlled butter. Considering tho bread and the size of :he cow. the milk yield was Very large; ind had she been milked thrice Instead of twice dally, she would have made a considerably better showing, both In milk and butter. Pens for Raiding PiffB. It Is not necessary to have costly pens n which to raise pigs. There are mough loose boards lying around every arm to make at least oue or two good •heap places for the sows. A correspondent tells how to make them after the tyle of a chicken coop. They should be built on runners so they can be mov- (d with a horse to any place you want hem. If the ground is dry, no floors ire needed, but If not dry floors will be better. The door should be made in one end nd placed to face the south In order o catch the sunshine. In cold weather piece of old blanket or burlap should te hung over the door to keep out the n horse power, or belter still a small steam engine to do the rnrloiiR Jobs tliat are now too often done by hniu;:i: inns <'le, there would be far less discontent with the farm on tli» part of the young, nnd the time thus snveil- could and would hn put to better UEes.—Kx- ohanjze. Urlcil Cob. for Kimlllrm. After corn cobs have IhofoiiKhly dried It Is quite common to use them for kindling IIres. Hut the cob alone IK a very poor substitute for wood for this purpose, (is It docs not make a bright blaze, nnd its proportion of potash Is so large (hut the ashes will soon destroy what (lame ml«ht otherwise come from It. lint If these cobs lire dipped In kerosene (ill |].|i..y W ||| hold pnoujjl, ,„ I,,,,.,, several minutes, mid by this lime HIP wood above- will be thoroughly a It re. This Is really the only s:ife wav to use kcnwi'iie for building flrcs. It' should on no account b,. iin-own on li(jhte-d wood from above, Kven If there | s „„ explosion. Mi,. „•„,„] sv ||| „,„ ,„, S(> , . ||in , so well as it will from below. Turnips Nceil MolHt Cllinatc. The principal reason why turnips arc not popular In this country, even among those English fanners' who always used to Kt'ow them In Knglnnd, Is becansi? our summers are almost always too li.it and generally also too dry. In hot weather, If moist, worms breed in the turnips, unless they tire gathered and sold while small as'niar- ket gardeners do. II the weather tm-iis dry for any long time, Mm turnip becomes pithy and worthless. Plow Kvener. As a rule, farmers when they went to plow get any eveuer without measuring the length, and then their plow does not run steady, while their neighbor may have the same kind of plow and It runs all right. The difference is often in the double-tree. The right length is three times the width of the plow. For a 14-Inch plow make n 42-inch evener. Hitch to center of plow nnd It will bring end of eveuer in center of furrow.— Practical Farmer. Clover for Hocn, firing your hogs to 200 pounds on clover, nnd it Is then an easy matter to finish them off quickly on corn In the fall without the expense of feeding long through the cold weather. Feeding corn in order to keep up the animal heat, while putting on fat, (Joes not pay. Although you may not have quite such heavy weights in the end as by other methods, there will be more money In the purse.—Indiana Farmer. Good Knad . Three essentials of modern roadbuild- ! l>e added MOVAUI.U PIGPEN. old and snow. A small hole for venti- itlon should be cut In the opposite gale end from which the door Is made.— arm and Fireside. ; Crusade Against Cradles. "The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world" was a very pretty sentiment In Its day. Kven now orators who are not quite up-to-date on the ethics of "child culture" do » little soaring along this line. They don't know that well-regulated mothers have started a crusado against cradle rocking, and that there is u Ktigmu on the hand which persists In Jogging the baby. Apparently the electricians did not know this, either, for they have Invented n cradle which can be rocked by electricity. All the fond mother has to do IH to put the plug In the switchboard, nnd the cradle will rock until the baby grows up and pulls the plug out himself, if .wine one doesn't do It before that. Consequently, the prospects are that If the cradles of the world do go on swinging, (lie hand that rocks them will l>o that of the electrician. In that case, may be the hand that rocks the cradle will continue to bo the one that rules the world, but there will scarcely be so much sentiment about it.—New York Sun. Well-Kipeiicd Potatoes for Seed. The fact that a potato is meally when cooked shows that It is well ripened. Such a potato is much better for seed than the poor, watery potatoes that have not secured their proper amount of starch through destruction of their leaves. We are always suspicious of seed of a potato that in winter or spring appears watery and deficient 111 solid matter when cut Into. It may have come from a hill that had not time before it was dug to ripen the crop of tubers beneath. But In nine cases out of ton it was eaten by potato bugs or Its leaves blighted before the potatoes reached maturity. Such potatoes cannot make good seed. Green Food for Fowls. Fowls In winter confined In hen- houses lack the variety of food which they get lu summer while allowed a wide range. They require more eon- densed'food than In summer, and grain should be their principal ration. Hut they will eat more or less green food also, and we never found a batter way than to hang up a cabbage head by the roots, allowing the head to come near enough to the ground so that by Jump- lug they can bite out n mouthful. The Inferior heads of cabbage that would otherwise be thrown away can thus be put to good use.—Exchange. Ing are the road machine, for grading, shaping and preparing the roadbed; the stone crusher, which may often advantageously be portable, with outfit for breaking the stone, and an efllclent road roller, preferably n steam roller of about twelve tons weight. These are at the bottom of economical macadam •oad construction.—North American Horticulturist. NOTES AN!) COMMENT?. Another frog farm has been osfah Uihcd, tills (line down In Maryland Before loner our French friends ma In- In a position to relnlbafc by ciillbi-- us a nation of frog outers. An ita'lan count killed bis man ii a ilmO. Of course, it was an at -i-ldc-nt bin lie is to be made to suffer all llu same. In these' little matters be-twccl the chivalry, accidents sheiuld I) gnardi'd against very carefully. The advice- eif donorril Lord Wolsr ley to a young eitllcer who wanted te know the 4 best e-ourse to follow II order to be'i'omo n general wn« to "trj your best, to ge't killed," and the ad vice seems to be as applicable to i political ns to n military career. It Is n singular fact thai there are no cohiri-d opera lives In any of th North Carolina mills and very few Ii tlie! mills of South Carolina niiel door gla. which is attributed by (In- man nge-rs lo their unwillingness to con form to the regulations and Hie- ox actions as to hours of labor, punctual Ity and regularity of attendance am care of machinery. diveev is the parnelise' of aeslhiMh lovers. 'I'o sue'h minute di-tn'l has Hi language- of (lowers In that klngdon been rcdue-eei. that swoe'lhonrls nni.i hold exte-nsive ceirrcspiinilcncc by tb Interchange- of loose clusters of blo 1 - KOIIIS. This custom Is frequently n sorted to, and is recommended t young folk laboring under (he ban i strict parental discipline'. Momlx-rs of the tirade Toae-hers Federation of (.'hie-ago arc about to 1111 dcrtake an expe-rlniont In eo opera!Iv farming. II is iiropoxcd tn purchase for $1!0,000 a 400-ncri! f.irm in tin (ire-en Lake region of Wisconsin, am to form a slock company for Hie cul tlvnlion of the same. Six hundioi lenchers will be- the Khan-holders, am i-ac-h Is to pay her assessment ii monthly instalments of $1. People suffering from confirmed ol age would do well to avoid a vllltig- c-nllrd Sharon, situated In Massaehu setts. A careful census of the plar taken by the editor o"f a local jonrun reports that during the last five yean seven per cent, of the people who have died there have been between 90 am 100 yours old. Now, very old ago, te which the climate of Shuron seems ti be fatal, Is a good thing to cultivate under certain conditions, and so we advise all persons who are over n!ne1, and still find happiness In tills life I stay away from that particular vil luge in the Old Bay State. The mercantile business of the United States with Russia is stibdl vlded for purposes of convenience b> the Treasury ofiicials into two brunch os, Hufisla on tbe Baltic and Hussia 01 the Black Sea. The Imports from am the exports fo each other are ken separately, though it Is a fact thai In neither case do they amount tc very much. To them, however, is to the business done bv the Fnttenlnif on Grass. An eminent authority In feeding says that there are few perfect foods, such foods as have each In itself all the constituents of a good feeding ration. Of these, grass is one. "An animal can be fattened perfectly on grass if the grass is linn enough, and so succulent at the same time that the animal will take all It should have, and If the season of such pasturage can be sufficiently prolonged." Valuable to Farmers, The fourteenth annual report of the Bureau of Animal Industry of the United Stales Department of Agriculture Is published by order of Congress for free distribution by Senators and Representatives, to whom all requests should be made. United States with Asiatic Russia which Is still smaller In amount, less than half n million dollars of imports In a year, almost exclusively furs, and an average of $200,000 of exports, chiefly flour and iron. To ICxtcrmlnute n Pc»t. In a portion of Hanover, (Jermany, a local decree requires each farmer to deliver to the authorities twelve sparrows or sparrow heads between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1, or pay a line of 0 marks. Robed la While, They Bore Her. A touching sight wan that witnessed hi Burllnglon, N. J., recently, when nix young girls clad in spotless white Walked slowly tlrrotlgh the streets to tho cemetery, bearing upon their shoulders a colllu, covered with n nail of flowers. In jthe coffin rested the body of a young girl, a Sunday- school classmate of the bearers. The proec'sslon move-d through the middle of the street with the ministers who had conducted the funeral service Immediately behind the coffin. It was not a long march, and tho girls moved steadily with their burden, but there were tears on their faces anil on those of the spectators who lined the wav. Tin- dead girl was burned to death a few days before while ihrow- Imr wasie paper on a bonfire In her father's yard, and it was one of her hiKt requests that her rlattsnmtcs, of whom she was extremely fond, should carry her to her grave.---Now York Tribune. A Cdulerlilng Inftreuncnt, A new cautery, termed by its In venter the "nphysocnutery," has much to recommend It, There IH n cautery In which the platinum that -Bears the ltenb Is kept hoi by n Jet of hydrogen •nn, but this requires a small bellows mil other nppendnges to work It. In ;he aph.vMoc.iuti'ry tlie platinum seurei maintained at the proper tempera nre by means of anesthetic ether The Instrument rcHcmblcM a pencil or stylogruphle pen, with the seurln;' platinum at the point and the ethei aside the stem. The ether U partly L-uporliu-d la u llame to begin with ind ttftt-vwiu-il by tku heat of the Ulol»e, Con I AiiheH for Fruit Tree*. That coal ashes are beneficial when spread on the surface of apple orchnrds In grass cannot be disputed. But they contain scarcely any mineral fertilizer, nnd are, of course, having passed through tire, destitute of any other. Undoubtedly they benefit by setting as a mulch, and where they cover grass causing It to die out and rot. In this way they supply considerable fertility and moisture Indirectly. Wherever con I ashes have long lain under fruit frees there will be an abundance of tree roots Just under tho ashes where the grass has been lilllcd. Cluy He|l for I'eni-M, The best pear i|rchards are grown on a heavy soil \vli|i clay as (lie subsoil, Into which the ti^p root of the pear will islnk beneath all ordinary fluctuations of temperature lu the air above. It Is this even temperature that saves pear trees on clay soils to a great extent from 'he blight which Is so frequent where the soil U sandy or gravelly. It is not, of course, nil absolute preventive, but we have always noticed that the pear tree's which lived longest and longest continued productive were grown on clay bulls. A Trlliutu to the Mule, Willie we are carrying on about the hertH's of the w;ir let us not forget 1'ie army mule. He may not be as klssable us Holwon, but we owe him Just as much recognition, (icu. Sliafter says he could not have supplied his army at all If II had not been for the mule, and (Jen. Blanco knew what liu was about when he rushed to the cable ofllce and telegraphed to Madrid how the Americans had killed that mule at Mntnnzas. Courier Journal. CuttiiiK Fotlflor by Home I'owcr* \Vu aru sorry for farmers, uml dally for the farmers' sons, who arc obliged to cut fodder for niuck In winter by band labor. It Is n slow Job and involves muscular effort that might well bo put to uioru necessary uses. If •T«ry f armor who roade tUI» would get I'rotnctiiiR Yoiinc Fruit Trees. Take screen wire, cut and wrap trees; tie with wire. This lets the light and air In. They are safe from mice and rabbits. Poultry Pointer.). Coal ashes are good fur the poultry. l>o not allow the males to remain In the Hock. A little oil meal will assist the moult- ing hens. Don't permit bad odors about the poultry house, Borax Is a goood thing to sprinkle In the nest boxes Waste tobacco stems are good vermin destroyers. Leghorns ate less tame, iisnally.than most other breeds, Give the youngest chicks a chance to eat by themselves. See that the eggs are clean before being sent to market/ Don't build a fancy poultry house. Put it up plain, but warm. Table scraps wllll start early pullets to laying. Nothing better. An earth floor In the poultry house Is not only good, but the best. Lay In a supply of grain and vegetables for the long winter months. If IIM old rooster is mil Hi for the table, kill him an.vlmw nnd bury him Never mind threshing the oats for (lie fowls they prefer to do It themselves. Ileus lay better aiid the eggs keep longer If no males are allowed with them. A poultry house should |n< high enough for a person to stand In, and that Is high enough, Pnttk-iuit I,line. Ail American writes: "It Is worth crossing the Atlantic to walk on Sunday morning through Petticoat Lane In London. ICvcrylhlng there thai Is cheap and nasty Is sold, cvcii to stuff that a decent Junkman lu America would reject as a gift. It is worth the voyage, too, to ride through the narrow, crowded streets on the lop of a 'bus or tramcar, watching the enormous crowds and (lie curious looking buildings, and to have the vast extent of the city begin felowly to unfold llM'lf. The book stalls and the costers' carts on u Saturday night will be a source of ncvcr-cndlng delight to the American, and from their owners, as they are crying their goods, Little Queen Willielmlun, it Is said, has objected to her portrait which adorns the new stamps issued In commemoration of her. enthronement, nnd the die Is to be destroyed, says Harper's Bazar. With her hair drawn up on the top of her iiead and surmounted by a crown, she Is made to look a woman twice her years. And little Queen Wllheimina is right. It Is not every day that one can be a queen at eighteen, and beautiful and girlish besides. To misinform posterity on so Important a subject, and to be made to appear before it as both old and ugly, would be n sin for which no self-respecting sovereign would like to hold herself responsible. Which shall rule In Asia, Anglo- Saxon progress or Russian medlneval- Ism? asks the Philadelphia Press. Thi-.t is the question behind all the diplomatic sparring and the preparations for war now going on. The seizure of a port here and there by England or Russia, the extension of spheres of Influence by one country or the other and the rise or fall of Chinese Ministers according as they favored English or Russian interests are like the preliminary moves of a king or a mitre on a chessboard and intended only lo test an opponent's skill and strength. The great battle | is .vet to come, but that it will come I appeal's as certain as that there will j be future history to write. j I'liadwlrk nnd Clara Barton ami n hi.wt of others did; but every good Woman lu every home in ihe land is n .nlnistei- nf humanity, doing her IhtKi besl, as .the regard* It—her great best. MM fhi< nngels look slriiighl lit things-- l.o make llf.- bel.ter and happier ami :uiM-e fruitful of all possible good. The traditional tonsl, "Woman (foil bless her!" Is no Idle coni;illi,ienl. nbservi-s I lie New VoVk World. It echoes :i universal Peiitlnienl and relict (a a world-glorious truth. The civlll/.ation of Japan has really been n great benefit to the rest of the ivorltl. It has contributed enormously to (he general development of all Hint quarter of the globe. Light from Japan has shown upon Corea and China nnd Siberia, and even upon Farther India and Ihe Islands of the sea. In truth, It has gone abroad Into all the world through the benellcieut achlevmenls of .1 ipnuese scientists biologists, physicians and surgeons, electricians and others. The anniversary, just celebrated, of I lie dawning of that, era was well calculaled to command the commemoration of all mankind. There are doubtless Anglo- Saxons who deem their stock superior •veil to nil other Caucasians. And no doubt Ihe average Caucasian has a fei linz that that race is superior (o the other great races of the human family. The enlightenment of Japan gives challenge lo such notions, and emphasizes more than almost anything else on earth could do Hie practical vitality of the ufl-qiioled "brotherhood of man." With Mongols rivaling Caucasians in progress and culture, the vain prejudices of race and blood may well lie abandoned, thinks Ihe New York Tribune. Commissioner Wrijjit. of the National Bureau of Labor has had more experience in the collection nnd tabulation of statistics relative to Industries than any man in this country. He does not find statistical data lo establish a theory, but presents the statistics and leaves others to draw their conclusions. In his recent investigation of the effect of machinery upon production and labor he lias made u comparison of the hours of hand labor and of machine labor and the cost of both in the production of nearly 700 different, articles. All of these com l.arisons aro made plain. For example, to make 100 pairs of men's boots by hand 2,225 hours of labor were required at a. cost of $or;G.2r), or more Hum $2.50 u pair, while the same quantity can be made by the use of machinery in 296 hours at a labor cost of $74.39. One thousand yards of body brnssels carpet look 4,047 hours for Its manufacture at a cast of $270 when made by hand, but when machinery was applied the work was done In 509 hours at a cost of $91.25. To rule 100 roams of paper took one man 4,800 hours, costing $400; now two persons with a machine can do the work In less than three hours and at a cost of less than a dollar. These are simply illustrations of the reduction in t he- cost of production since the Introduction of machinery. The first result of this cheapening of production by machinery has been an immense fall In the pi-lee of products. In Austria 5,."i7S patents were granted In 1S07. of which only L705 were issued to Aiistrlans, 2U2 to Hungarians, and •! to residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina: that Is, 2.0G1 of the Austro-Hungarlan monarchy. The remainder. 3.M7, were taken out by foreigners. Of these, (iermiins were most numerous, viz., 1,804, Americans were second with 4<J2, British subjects third wllli 408, and French fourth with 305. The greatest number of patents In one class was In carriages and harness, which > Includes cycle*. 536 patents Ix'tug granted In this class. In electrical apparatus the number of patents was 297, In household ni'ticles l!l>8. In manufacture of gas and gas lighting 231. Nine hundred and seven of the entire number, or 1C per cent., were secret patents. Maine's game and llsli preserves, ae cording to a compulation made by Hie Lcwislou Journal, bring In an annual Income of more than $3.000.0110, ilia I being an estimate of ihe amount expended by visiting sportsmen jn railroad fares, hold bills, camp sn; plies, guide hire, and oilier neccssar expenses. This revenue- Is said lo e> eecd the total rccelpis of the .Main summer resorts by more than $1.000 000, and it is all gained fimm an Ii vestment In camps and hotels tha have not cost one year's Interest 01 Ilit 1 money thai was required to con struct tlie summer hotels and coltagi 1 that have keen linllt In Maine. Tiler are nearly 500 of these hotels am camps built I'nV Ihe euiertalnment o the visiting burners, and around ihe-i Hlartlng polnlH are l.L'OO skilled am licensed guides, who make their living !>y conducting sportsmen through woods. What Adverllsinj Is. Advertising is business news. It tells the things which are of great dally Importance. It Is of more account to the frugal housewife to know where to get certain necessary coui- Jiodltlos at a less price than usual than to know of the troubles in Slain mil Alaska. ' The news should be news. It should lot lie allowed to grow stale with re- letltlon in the same old way. If you can advertise only in a small way, pick out the best paper in your e-rritoi-y and spend all your advertis- ng money In that. When your busi- icss grows nnd you can spend more iiouoy, buy more space In the same inpi.-r, until you are using all you irofitably can. Properly prosecuted, newspaper ad- •ertlsing will always pay. That here ml there there is a man who says. Advertising doesn't pay, I have tried t," proves nothing but that his methods were faulty. It is the persistent, sympathetic effort that pays in advertising as well as in everything els.'. In taking mi'diclne. flic- regularity of the' dose is almost as Imporiiint as tbe drug itself. For that ronmm the columns of a newspaper ofTc-r the very be-st meillnms for business announce'- me'iits. For that reason programme s, wall hangers and KC-IIOIHI-S of all sons, from Hie Industrial write-up of the i town down to pit-Mire cnnls. are neve r I cfTee-llvo. j The local newspaper goes imo (he household bristling with IntoUIgt-ncc. brimful of the news of out of town, and sparkling wllli the- dally doings of the community, if Its advertisers are to subjects j awake- to fholr opportunities. It contains business news of value', for It pays to read advertlsemi'nts. .lohn \Vanamalier has said: "To ills continue an adve'i-Hsc'iiie-m is |||;e tali- ing eliiwii your sign." That Is just the' Idea. You have- a sign above your door lo let people know wlio yon are, where yon are and what you are doing. Tliat Is what your ad. el.ie'K. Space' In newspapers mi'i-ely mul'ipllcs your signs. It lets thousands of pe'ople know what you have- lo se-ll. (Charles Austin Hales. Hntter I'nl*. One of the daintiest ways of multiset up the little Individual butter pat* ft» the table Is In corrugated rolls. Thfc butler paddles nre kept In Ice <?»»»* nnlll thoroughly chilled. Then a pl«» of butler about ns large as a lilckaff nut Is taken up on one, la putted (law* with the other until about an eighth of an Inch thick nnd dexterously lifted! nt one end and rolled over, forming tta dainty crumbled roll. These arc tossel In a Jar of ice water ns fast as made. emerging therefrom crisp and fresh. tC the family is large, and It Is doslraMft to keep a supply of ihe butter ball* ahead, they may lie kept two or three dnys at a lime by changing the w,»t«c dally and taking care that the supptf of Ice Is not exhausted. Secret nf-Wi»lihi K Wonlunn, The secret of washing well any-woolen goods, says the New York Evening Post, lies chiefly In having Hie rtlftcr- i-nt waters of equal temperature, with none of them at any time too hot to put ihe baud In comfortably. Soup should not be rubbed on the nrtlcle, bur. imr-cl In the form of thin suds. -It should he. a good while soap, too. A Illtle horai • is probably the best thing to suften Die water. Fur washing blankets or bahy flannels It Is lo be preferred. Wootea should not lie wrung by the ImmJ, but rinsed or dried by squeezing. Woolens of any sort should never be allowed lo freeze. l.n.vcr Cnkc with linttcr. Beat one-half of n cupful of butter to a cream: add gradually one and i>ne- half cupl'uls of stigaivnnd beat hard far five minutes; add one teaspoontul 0* flavoring. Measure two and one-batt cupfuls of flour, add to It two tcaspoo*-' fills of baking powder, nnd^sift three times; beat the whites of live eggs to & stiff, dry froth, nnd measure one-half;at n cupful of water. Add to the creamed mixture n little water, then n llltte floo* and some white of egg, and so.on.-stlp- ring evenly until nil of the Ingredient* have been added, then bent hard tar live minutes. Bake In layers In a b«t oven. A Hattily Wood Box, ,,, .--,•'' ' Where wood Is used all know that tt Is unhandy to carry wootf and open doors at same time, to say .nocking, about extra tracks and dirt A bo£ may be so constructed for wood that I* will save steps, dirt and noise. It should be built In the partition between kitchen and woodshed,of matcfc- cd lumber and lined with Inch boanta to save wear to box. 'Covers should b* tight-fitting, to keep out cold, and slanting, so nothing can be laid o» them. Inside painted or stained color of woodwork of room.—Practical Farmer. . Celery Roll*, , Ingredients: Six small rolls, half m pint of chopped celery, quarter of a pint of mayonnaise sauce. Allow one roll for each person. Cut from the toj!^ a neat round about the size of a 50-cent piece. Carefully scoop out all the soft crumb. Select good, crisp, white cd-j' >ry. See it Is not stringy. .Chop It verf^ finely nnd mix It with the mayonnaise sauce. Season It well. Fill the roM*' with this mixture, allowing it to show 11 a little heap above the opening. Ser»» on a lace paper, garnished with parslejr.. ho will look lu vuln for any of that re- Ht-rve we aru told Is xo characteristic of the Kugllslimuu. Men and women out- yell any Jew lu Petticoat Lane, and, of course, In foul-uioutheduetm ontlrely OlBcount tU»tu." The "Sums of Ihe Shirt" does not fall iiiion deal ears in New York C'ltj In Mils time of ours. The gum) wom'-'i whose lines at ii"I til pleasant places have come lo Hie assistance of the unfortunate lallnrs who make their gowud, In a way thai exalts all womanhood and rcvhcH In every whole some mind Hint belief In human good IICKS without which tills world would certainly nut lie a world worth living In. It Is nut given to all women to aid in a movement like thai which alms to secure a fab- wage and a de cent living to the operatives who make their coiifly gowns, or to minister to alck soldier* at Helen Gould and Julia The Doctor's Papoose. Some years ago a hanqiiol was ton- eloivcl donornis llrooko and Crook .11 one uf our western cltle's. On ihis occasion all the' speakers paid tribute- 10 fin- lighting qualltii's eif these gen- Ih'incn, especially In their Indian campaigns. Among the speakers was an csleeme-d friend of mine-, who al'l- e-r rising, nl'onncd de-m-raN- liniolcc and ('rook thai he felt hurt that they should have innnopollxi-il all ihe In dhin campaign ihundcr. "I have Kill eel a IViv Indians myself," he sail with a pretense- of grout pride'. Am while- Ihe banqiii'tcrs were wonder Ing how Ids remark would be lakei he- acldi'd: "You know I was a docloi and pracllecel quite- i!.\ii'iisivi>ly among the' Indians. This "brought down tin house'," for probably a nnmhi-r ol those pt'e'M'lit re'ineinbe'reil thai the eliiclor's first pailcnl was an Im'.laii papeiose whlc-h was no! pormli ted lo witness the' wonderful jirogn-ss of Hie 1 e'lly of its birth. in other wereN, Ihe papoose died, bill as Hie doe-tor I'Xplalned, "it would have- elleil, even had I not hern Ihe only elocior In X ."• lii'lroil l-'i-i-e Press. After-Dinner Coffee. Put four rounded tablespoons of Sue round coffee Into the top of n biggin, or into a strainer, and pour three, eup» of boiling water through It. When aH ms dripped through pour the liquid coffee out and again pour It through tbe grounds. Then strain It into a kettle that ills over an alcohol lamp nnd when ready to serve, place the kettle before the hostess, light the lamp and let tbe coffee just come to the boiling point. Serve with block sugar and without cream unless especially desired. Poiicorn Candy. Put Into granite kettle one tablespoonful of butter, three tablespooB- fnls of water and one cup oC while sugar; boll until ready to candy, tlie» throw in three quarts of nicely popped corn; stir vigorously until the sugar la evenly distributed over the corn. Take Ihe kettle from the lire and slir uut9 It cools a little, and In this way each kernel will separate nnd coat wlt.li sugar. Of course It must have uncll- vlded attention from the first to prevent scorching. KwedlHh I'lidclJiiu'a (Individual). Beat four whole eggs until foamy. Taken quarter of a pound of butter and the same quantity of powdered sugar and boat It to a cream In u separate '• bowl. Pour the ben ten eggs careful!/ on the butter, mix well, add a quarter of a pound of twice sifted flour, flavor with grated vanilla. Steam In the Individual shapes, and serve a wine sauce or u fruit sauce with them. A Curbus Claim. One 1 e>f the strangest claims e'Vi'f nade' lu an Insuranc.e, .company was hat for .VI.Ml, the' value eif a plum iiieleling which had been accldeniall.v mini to a cinder. The claim was mu ilhiucd, I hough ihe amount was pal- ry, be'cauw It was proved that tho asually had resulted from tint care- nes* of ihe e-ook, who had omitted o put any water In the saucepan, United Sweet Corn. The lies! of all ways to prepare cora is to bake If. Take two pints grated corn and erne cup rich milk, mix well and thin with more milk If needed. Add a gooil lump of butter and scasoB wllli salt and pepper. If desire-el a beaten ,'gg may be added. Pour Into » wi'll-bmteivd pan and bake lu u mod- i-ate oven.--Until. I'cc HtlncH feir HIieiiinntiHiii. Sufferers from rheumatism in ay he inlcrcstcil to know that a siicciwtfiil anildiile may be found In bee stiiign. This is Hie remedy always applied In Malta for seven- e-ases, ami OIH? Hiai IH said tei give great n-lie-f. I'm fill lllnU. The- color of pickled cabbage Is gre-at- ly Improved by putting slices of unoK>k> e-d beet into It, or a few drops of ce*:hi- neal. To clean all kinds of lacquer work first rnh wllli fresh lemon Juice, tlmu with clean cloths till quite dry ami polished. /inc.- palls, batliH, etc., may be ke>yt freu from grease by llrsi well washing them with soap ami water, then rub- tjliii! over with a rag dipped lu kcro&eua oil. If sheets or tablecloths are wrung hjr . lilting the selvage through tho wrlugcr he edges will not curl up, and they will roil much easier. Perspiration stains may bo removed rum the sleeves of whllu wuuluu orniUt Iresses by sponging with warm wjtt«r, nlo which ammonia has been pouted, ml then with clear water. Presu tki* luce before,' U becomes quite dry. A small grape buiiket uiuke* an admirable work box with a v«-ry 1UU* trouble. It may bu glided on the oitt- blde, and thvu lliiud, with pl«nU(n< pockou and cunhloutt attached, the turlul used belny any pretty or lightweight silk.

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