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HANDS. Th( , vuttgbcJied hnndR tlnU never shirked. Tin- plain brown bands Unit planned nnd worked, A,,, folded now in i)<-neo and rest ", n nie wayworn, weary breast. ... ,. | V ,,ry keys they never Ktrayed- K,,,broldc'r.V. lace, they never de i.,,ur tb'ed tniiidsl On one of them Hushed never brilliant, shining gem They cooked and washed, they S'ftib lied and inended. Vnlo the eiilldrell fondly tended: They soothed I ho head that ached nn< beat And gently bathed the fevered feel. lolled from morn HI Tiny gladly night Thai (bey iiilKb 1 - olll(1 ' lllllllls l! "''' white \nd I Hod so hard to roses spread Ailown the rath for loved ones' I rein They were n) tender, quite, we TVe'r nnl Iced how unselllshly They clasped each across, with trin and prayer ' And burdens Iwre. more share. Aye, They Hut. ugly, coarse, unlovely quite look lo our defective sight; lo their missions dutiful, In <!od'N cyex they are beautiful. —New Orleans rieayune NED'S DISCOVERY, "Don't, be \di.scouraged, Ned," she pleaded, In n soft, cooing voice, putting up both hands to touch his sad, oak- face. "1 dreamed of you last night-dreamed that you were well, happy and successful. 1 stood at the door of u strange little house, looking out over a Wild, ijleiisiint country- oh! ft.-.'.' miles awl miles 1 could see not hi til' but hills and trees; no living creature in night excepting your busy, patient self, dipping water from a hollow among t,he rocks, and overv time you looked up and saw me Klaivl- In;: there you smiled such a brave, bright smile th-at 1 knew you were well and" happy. And all the while " Here she paused suddenly, and Ihe young man, looked down Into her face, saw that she blushed doc-ply and droii- pea her eyes. i "Wh:-.t is It, dear? tell me what else you dreamed. What troubles you?" ••Nothing," she answered shyly. Only yon will think I am foolish to be repealing these things to you." "Nothing is foolish that you choose to do or sny, dear," the young man said, trying to speak cheerfull-.v. "Yon are my comforter, I never know whe-thc-r I am l)etter or worse, until your precious face looks In upon me; then I nui always betiter. Now, go on, and tell me the rest of your dream." But Sibyl blushed again, and stood winding tin- ends of her bonnet-strings around her plump lingers. She felt Shy about telling him that In her dream little children played about her feet, two soft baby arms circled her neck, and a dimpled face nestled close against her ear. "And yet he ought to knovr It," she thought to hoi-self, "for nil the old women say it is a sign of good luck to dream of children—'specially a baby." "When! was the house you saw':" he asked, 'looking at her curiously, with something like n smile softeninz the lines of pain nnil weariness about his mouth; for Edward Kdwards had been sick for a year, and slckwss. to a strong man Is a grevious affliction. He had been exposed nil night to alternate fire nnd flood at the time the Marlon house on Hie hill burned down: liad saved the life of tlie only son and heir, at tho risk of his own, the result of which was a severe attack of inflammatory , rheumatism, which had settled into n chronic form, comnll- cated with a tendaney io consumption, BO the doctors said. His broad, full chest nud shoulders grow thin and angular; his cheeks hollowed; his form bent: a slight tier- sls'tent cough backed nt his lungs; bis strong, supple joints were stiff and terribly painful, and the kind-hearted neighbors said. "Poor Ned," and shook tlMjIr heads sadly, but no one expected him to !ive until winner came- n train. "I do not know when- the house was," said Sibyl, answering his question; "but It must have been a long way off. It was not ait all like this plneo." "Was It like the woods down In Maine 1 / You know I was down (hero one winter logging: and since I have been chained to this room, I have _ dreamed often of the ramp In the for i| cst, nnd the wind among the nines." 0 "Perhaps," she answered, wise as an oracle, "it was somewhere among niouutiilus, for 1 could see such a long way; nml now, good-night, for 1 must »"• Keinember you aro to write to me when you have found tlii'-t wonderful hind, tUc I shall fret," and laughingly lightly, away she ran, leaving lilui still standing by tlio window, whence he wutohed her tiny figure tripping swiftly across the field, Bwlu-Blng the basket lu which she had brought his dully custard and baked "Oh, I shall miss you so nmeli! Are mi sure you are able to go?" "Quite sure," he aiiswen-d, bravely, and when you are married" .for II •as no secret that Squire lingers' aughler had expccled to marry u.lge Kndlcolt's sum "you must conn ill into I lie wilds on your wedding rip. and see how well I am." •1 shall slay at home with papa,' he answered. In a low tone, and Hi. -oiing man's heart sprang lo bis lip; nd begged and pleaded for a word but bin Klrong will denied It niter.•nee. i lie went away. The trip told fierce- y upon bin wasted frame, but youth, -hnngo of nlr and n iwturnlly xlroiiK •ons'lllntlon were In his favor and hey triumphed. An attack of fever i ml ague shook Ihe rheumatism out if liiH Joints and left him In the verv tcplhH of physical weakness, from which lie climbed slowly. ,Ioe Ihivis found his brother John ind si.ltled down immediately lo farming and raising sheep. Hut Ned went up lo Ihe mountains—to White HIM lo Treasure (.'lly, Hint, nown in a crevice of the mom'trous hill, ne-slles safely more than eight thousand feel above the level of the sea. l-'roin ill-re lie went "pros-peeling." and soon learned the surface Indications, was sure he hud found a "Lead." He went through with the legal formula for establishing bis claim, and then commenced work. II was far up mi an Isolated mountain spur, and a half mile below him was the alreudv famous Tricolor mine In full operation. Hi- had named his claim Slbvl's l)i-e.->m. and though he tried to convince himself that he did not hope, his slei-'i was not »o full of visions as his waking hours. Hay after day he wronghi with no result—the Sabbath ,-i and he rested more from exhaustion, perhaps, tihun from any real regard for ids Yankee training In church nn/. Sunday-school. In the early twilight Ned wandered out to look once more at his work. The excavation that, with much trouble, lie had made was very slowly lining with water, lie could see the treacherous liquid Illlerlng between two shelving rocks and dripping down, down. lie was discouraged. To nt- ron-j.it to work In that wit place meant cold, fever and all Ills old troubles returned. To bail it out would lie a weary task, and endless as wearlsomi Too sick at heart to return to his poor cabin, Ned wandered down to the "Tricolor" and heard a man just frotr. the "Hberhnvdt" telling wonderful stories of "brick making" going on there. ••If we had ever so small a watercourse here." said one of the proprietors, gloomily, "it would be worth " "How m-jch'i" a.-iked Ned. Th; -man shrugged his shoulders. "Ten thousand dollars?" was the reply. "I believe there IK plenty ot water up yonder, but I have no tlnu to hunt for it, and tlie boys are nl silver mad.'' | "What would you give, though, for a good spring less than a mile from hereV" askiNl Yankee Ned, for he rememln'1-od how the water crept out rhrouirh the rocks, and he- had found a spring. The man looked sharply at the young fellow with his pale, cadaverous face, and large, Ixmy hands, and said, slow- ' -You look as though yon had pluck and common sense. Go ahead, and if you ea.n find a.s good a water course ;\H tibey have down in the 'Yellow Jacket,' I'll give you a hundred thousand dollars In 'Tricolor' slock, or tiCty thousand in solid silver bricks." There- was plenty of work to do h digging and tubing and bringing tin slender water course across the inter veiling gulches, but the fountain he-ad was found and success was sure. . ' * * » * The canvas walls of r.lie old cabli disappeared several years ago, bu Treasure City Is still a thriving placi and one of the prettiest nooks in tow Is known n.s Sibyl's Uream. can rinse hl< arm to become so rlgtrl that two ni'-n caniio'. bend It. Puvluix his state of complete cmalepsy he Is In a semi-conscious condition. (Jrandairs pranks with ills heart lire sufllclent io malic tin- ordinary man shudder. While sitting In a chair In- i-iin muse his heart to b:at alternately slow and fast. Th'-n with a niigbl.v elTort he c;\u make the vital organ slop for an irslant. Thlv cannot be verified by listening In tin- heart beat, for the gurgling sound caused drowns tlie beat. However, by feeling his pulse the phenomenon can be- fully appreciated. itrnndnll Is twenty-four years old and Iti well known In the city. His wonderful freaks of nature are Inter .-sling io tin- inodlcnl profession, before a number of whom he has exhibited himself.- St. Paul tilobe. AERIAL WARSHIPS FOR UNCLIi MM. Appropriation ol $25,000 to Experiment with Flying Machines. The Hoard of Ordnance and Kortili- cation, Washington, has decided to Institute an Investigation of Ihe possibilities of Hying machines for recon- noitring purposes and as engines of deslructlon In time '-f war. At the last meeting of the board SlTMini) of the fund at the disimsul of the board was appropriated for UK purpose of experimenting. So Impressed were the I'llllcd States iiulhorliles with the advantages which might result I'r 'be employment ol nlr 'machines during the operations of the late war that Secretaries I-o and Algol- last summer selected committee lo report upon the sub lect. This fact Is not generally known. The commission made a fa vonible report upon t'he desirability of 'xperlmcntntion. Professor Lnngley of the Smithsonian institution, the Inventor of aeroplane appeared In-fore the b and gave his expert opinion In favor of experimentation, lie explained the problems of aerostatics . involved, th,. successful Hlgl't of Ids own invention, and the progress made In t.or many and France, where he went summer to investigate and study tin Inventions of other* working a similar lines. - . „ ,, I-rofessor Lnngley is extremely con servatlve, lint V I" conlidcnt of the • - thuate success of n practical lt } rn, machine. Corn Crib*. There Is more loss and wnsle.fo want of Biife corn cribs on the farm than by nny other neglect to ensur safety from small vermin. Hats, me nnd those Insects which ravage thi araln. will fn-uuentty do more d.iinngt than would pay the interest on th cost of the best and most subftantla cribs to store It In. In the warmer pin of the DlllL-d States then; are two sp cles of insects, either ot which wl destroy n. full half of the cum evel year by laying their eggs on the gral and the grubs will cat, the grain In holes, sever.il of tlmse holes frequent being found In each grain. In the flrst illustration Is given a I'l: of the frame of a small crib to hold from two hundred huMu-ls to as many checked sooner or later, affects th» teeth.' interfering with tnastlcntlon, nnd the animal loses llesh, and in Cine will die. Tre.itini.iit: Mix 2 drums blnioilide of mercury with 2 ounces ard and rub on a little once a week: give the cow 1 (Irani Iodide of itasslnni In a bran m.-iRh. morning id night, and continue It for three eel;*.—Ornimc .ludd Farmer. Agricultural Co-O|icrnH'>". The Home Industrial Association, 1th n capital stock of $10.000. hns ecu organized by a company of Hlch- lond and Wayne County (Ind.) men. he stock Is divided Into shares of $100 ncli. and no member can bold more hnn one share. The company was or- anlzed to test the experiment of c<> peratlvc agriculture nnd horticulture vork, nnd land has been secured, nml he work on a dairy nnd creamery Is In M-ogresB Nee culture, truck garden- ng nml the culture of small fruits and )errles IB to be started lu t!ic spring. 1'he promoters of the- scheme expect to Inaugurate a general system of cooperation, and to start branches In other States, with headquarters In Richmond. FANCY WAISTS AGAIN. REVIVAL OF A LATELY POPULAR STYLE. They Arc Worn wltli Fklrfu tltiit Arc Not of Ncc?««l»y Klnhornfe-A Hoon tliol Will He Ai.t.reclntc<l t'V Women of Moilernte Mean*. New Betrayed by a Postage Stamp. 'Some folks always stamp thel tors upside down for ]K)s«tollico Inspector in mood. let- luck." fsild a a reminiscent --nnd'others put the stamp on the back, which makes the camr -;r jsxs vss~;™ s^rss^^ with the laws'of 1'ncle Sam b had skipped out ami couldn t b IoenK«. In lookln" over some of bis cone s ,onde,K,ri had no-tieed that be ab put the s.ta.mp crosswise, w> ns SMALL OOHN CRIB. pe at the upper righ -hand cm IK- - Vhy he did it I don't know, but the a ip was always in that one purtieu- Ir spot, and ^mmed down with mthema.tjcal accuracy. One da , l , ;ls m a certain Oeorgln town, and vhlle loafing near the ca n«-llntlon at the postotllce noticed social otters stamped as 1 have described, ust on chance I took a memoranda at the address and postmark, which va.s Chattanooga, and happening to )o in that place on. the following week I 'collared my man a.s he was Imjulr- ug for his mail. The letters I noticed turuod out to have been addressed to his wife. When I told him how I got , v pointer ho was mad as blazes, and •rui-'ss he stamps his letters straight uow-lf he is out yet."-New Orleans Times-Democr.it. more as may be needed. The crib mils not be loo wide, and full opportunlt must be given for the wind to pas through to dry the ears and preve. heating of the new grain. This cri is set on posts as shown, and is cove i-d on both sides with lath laid leugt ways. Tbe upper part may be use as 'a loft for storing a surplus whe needed. The top of each fide should I closed In, a:i the sides are. It Is profitable measure of safety to cover such a "rib as this inside with flue wire gauze, with such a small mesh as will keep out the grain moths. Where the danger from these does not exist, the quarter-inch wire net will keep out the mice and rats. The- second picture shows a double- crib with a driveway between the two Cnrlmnlc Aclil t»n« In Hn""' The air In all soils contains a much larger proportl'.ui of carbonic acid gits than does that In the atmosphere above. U Is largest, of course, in soils that are full of vegetable matter whose decomposition liberates It. This •g-is has an Important effect In keeping mineral fertility soluble. So far as soil is concerned. It Is the best solvent lown. This Is the reason why phos- nle does so much more good on soils U of vegetable matter than on a ndy or gravelly soil that Is nearly >are- of vegetable mailer. KccptOK ApplcB. All bruised apples will rot, and It 111 pay to examine the- barrels, so us discard all that are- affected, as a ngle rotten apple In a barrel will radii a lly affect the whole. In handing ihe apples when picking them over arc must be exercised not to Injure lem while so doing. Any apple with broken skin Is liable to rot. They honld be kept in a temperature- just bove the freezing point. Falling rfff ln Milk. Many dairymen are disappointed at he beginning of winter because the •ows fall off in milk. This Is due ustuil- y to the sudden change- from green to d'rv food. Any change made should JC " gradual, by feeding dry food before winter sets in, Increasing the dry food dailv until the cows are given the larger proportion of It. When ensilage can be used the shrinkage Is less than without its use. O nuiny now fnsh- loin nn- plnnnrd cx- oluslfnly for wonl- lliy folk Hint it Is i. pl.-nsnrc to note one tbilt Is well iidnptcd tn the purses of ordinary women. It Is the- permission given to wear with n tiillor-ina'li; skirt n bodice of the sort that three y.-nrs "Su was gem-Hilly worn nnd styled fancy. CinlHInnm-l waists come in coxy \\»"Uy llnnnel. In bright (il:\iils or in strip-* in ilull nnd bright colors. They fit singly, Hcttlns well ,lnwn »t tli<- bad:, nnd often are miuh- \ with some- little- m'mlificiitl'ili Hint frankly exploits the ile- Mgn a« "in- whii-h outfits them for wcnr with tnilor skirts. Thus a wnist "f K.n-li llnnnel is set on n little- yoke "f starched linen or stiff piuuc. A linen collar wnnld be too severe, so ihe stock nii'l fonr-in- hnnd comtiletc the rig. Hmugh " loud, of the- white may show in tabs nr n little bm- nt tin- toy "« the stock. Waists of tins «ort are nlso mado "f cn-ihmei-i- nml of sc-rgo. nnd nro liriii.led liberally. n-Mia.ly in groups of several rows apiece. A blue- nt the Rhmil.lpr. but It is InM flnt nriil m siiKirests the r>pnuletto. Ihe Rlcpvc It«.-lf nets out a little nt the shoitldpr, but ilocfl not lift or lie In folds. Many sloops are left entirely without fmieh of nn.v kind nt the phoidnVr. but almost nil nf tlioni show (mrm-thlng at the wrist. Hrni.1 \<t often set bolow thr, cloth nt till- wrist. II,,-. linen cnIT nplienrlnfi below Now and then waHtmat frr.nt or coat sides arc s.ig- ,-d by the brnid. but morn often It Mm- plv ornaments HIP boilico In scrolls nnd curve,) liui-s. »ln«-U. ttmv, dnrk «n><>n. dark blue, all sha.b.-s <>! brown, and a few dark purples nro shown In .tailor ,lros-.«. Hindi brniil'um Is the rule. Thoiiith somc- timcR the hrald is "f a Btiaili- coiitrpR-iiiK with that of the drew. Now ami then braid is of another color than the- cloth Coprrlnht. 1 _^.-____ Vn-lilon l)ot«. Heavy sntlns In vlol.-t, na^turtimn ypl- low burnt orniKte- nn,l n sup'-rb sl.ndc of Ital'i-ui red are uson fur linings on fur pelerine?, coats, jackets nnd inuITs. i-rettv trimming" for e.lging bows ami n,,un«'!H «ro nn.,1.- «f .H'l". ««rr,,w bito- Htring ribbon gathered in tl... iiji.ldlo. 1 In-} ,„.,. ..(.pecinlly effective on ''Inffon frills. I Never before were so mnny '-,,1.1 w.-nth- . ... ,* p $,if,usoH nnd coats niu.lc witti opei'r'cntaway fronts, sliowing waKtcoats. piUtnms, etc., uf airy BUn,mc-r-bko tcx- Tl'l-over Inc.- gowns In ci-enrn nnd ecru •ei- while satin arc worn for dr.'«sy ocra- Bnccemifnt . 4 onnces of blvic vitriol to I pound of logwood; dissolve HIB vitriol In n little luke-warm water-, put six pal- Ions of water In nn Iron vessel, add t.lia vitriol and the Roods to bo dyed-just n* many goods as the water will cover. Cotton nnd wool will color tho same. Punch down at the sides nnd let boll moderately three-quarters of flu hour, then remove, drain and wash In a do- Intlon of wntnr 1 nnd soap, warm; ^the home-mnde lye soap Is the best. Now us!- the same quantity of ck-nr water ns before, nnd the logwood, stir wall nnd let boll. I'lnc,- the Roods In slowly nnd boll some length of time. Wnsli well. Hang In the s'.m to dry. Always choosR a olrar day for dyeing, as tho sun helps to brighten the color and glvs the goods n now look. '„,,, ,„.,. of Hie pretty accwson.-s Throc cornered f(llt llllls '"''' v '' r - v """''' it,, f-1-.lil..n .-pedally with tailor gowns. Tie brims'are covered with velvet in n ,, trusting color or pi|.im!« of satin nnd „ ros.-tte with a .mill is Hie- only trimming necessnrv. <„ f n,e very fashionable models for „„ ,.lei:i.nt tnilor costume i» of the fluent, lit t l-'rench l.roaddolli. the color ji-t l.hick.' tin- lininK black or violet silk, the- trii Castor Beans as a Crop. The castor bean Is quite commonly planted in many yards for Its line foli- •i"e which produces among our native flowers a One tropical effect. Even here If planted early many of its seeds will ripen. But lu some of the States, as Missouri nnd Arkansas, the castor k-an is planted for its seeds, which are ground and the oil expressed. The- plant nEPHKBENTATIVEB OP TUK_NKW-CBOP^OK^XCYJjrA^ gcvzc waist trimmed with narrow scarlet braid was sketched for the- above- picture-. It was open to the- belt over a pt-iue front, which showed In quite a shirt waist fashion about the throat. For wear with n brilllantlne or smooth cloth skirt, cither being a little dressier thnn is serge, there are very pretty bril- uivii" 1 -****-* •-««• — —----* rfiflniSSviHL|i-"" : * t '** v ' 1 . requires very rich land to make a sue- , lanllno w . niBts trimmed with more or less elaborate fichu or collar, or set on n yoke This silk !» elaborntive The Horse In Battle. A veteran cavalry horse partakes the- hopes and fears of battle just th same as his rider. As the colnm swings into line and waits, the horse jjrowB nervous over the waiting, f the wait is spun out, he will tnMiil.fi nnd sweat and grow apprehensive. U be has been six months in service ho knows every bugle call. As the cal comes to advance the rider can feel him working at the. bit with his tongue to 'get it between his teelh. As he moves out ho will either seek to get on faster than he should or boll. I o cannot boll, however. The lines will carry Mm forward, and after n minute he will grip, lay back his ears, an. ono can feel Ids sudden res-, brave the worst, and have done It as soon as possible. A man seldom cries out when lilt In the turmoil of battle. It Is the same wlih a horse. l-'ive troopers out of six. when struck with a bullet, are out of their saddles within a minute, hit In the bre:i»l or shoulder, up go their hnndR and they get a heavy fall If In the leg or foot or arm, they fill forward and roll. off. Kvi-n foot cut off by n .lagged piece of shel n horse will not drop. It Is only whei Negro's Mind a Mystery. The case of Merritt Hose, a colored inmate of the Blngbanipton (N. V) State Hospital, is attracting the attention of the medical fraternity throughout the stale, -and several doc- •tors from New York city have called to see him. Kose Is an uneducated colored man, who was born in the South, and went to BiiiglKimplc.n from New lork. where he was employed around the docks He could not read nor write, iiAl uvHhmetie was a sealed book to '''"Jo led a shiftless life. and. becoming mentally unsound, was committed to the hospital. There after a short time be d,nel- oped a nr;mvllous capacity for llgnres. •en a year nnd the day of the month that 'year, he would Immediately •tlie day of the week. He would go ward l.i I'-'Ol and backward to IS41. om this he progressed to the solv- • of the in*> st complex problems, "l dually reached a point where he ild recite historical events, giving Ir dates correctly. Dr William A. White became Inter- teii and exhibited him before the Ung-hampton Academy of Medicine. The only persons who attempt a so- tlon of 'the mystery are the Theoso- ilsts who say that the disembodied Irlt of some educated person occu- es the body <>f the negro. cess of the crop. To Protect Rose BnBlies. Uose bushes should be mulched with | 4 or 5 inches of manure, straw placed ind a few stones used ementerie en applique- pluecd upon the kirt. coat nnd »lee-vcs. An artistic piece of work is a Inc.o pin, nude of mothcr-oT-pe-atl. carve-d to represent a grotto, nn angel protecting the entrance'. The whole is surrounded with diamonds and emeralds. The colonial tea set. which takes every china-loving woman's heart by^to.-m.h^ a creamy I)OI;'.--I-K COKS ruin. from frost, the heavy application of manure l i,... enable them to bloom profusedly I when the season for flowering arrives. Ciller I'oraoce. Notwithstanding all that has been said of the value of elder pomace ns ti cattle food, but little use is made of It Cows will eat It, but farmers gen orally believe- that it does not increase the flow of milk, and that the cows need Just as much other food with It I as without It. Prottt in Potatoes. The average yield from potao-patch I farming In Philadelphia this year was <*-MO an acre. For each dollar expended from S-1.50 to $3 worth of produce was realized.—Philadelphia ledger. of liberty silk, i..." »••- — —: „ . and yet simple. It may be shirred puffed or frilled to any degree of faneifulness How serviceable it may be made in trim mine is shown by the- first wnist m the I1M t Illustration. This was ot blue bril llnntine with n surplice front of. snirrei violet liberty silk. A pretty chin bow to I H bdt of violet satin ribtwM -d it was ns dainty as need l>e L , uu ^v>. entirely'suitable for wear will a skirt o£ no pretensions to dressiness For the young woman who drosses up fo occasions no more- elaborate than perhnp a walk in the park, for church in nn un fashionable quarter, a cull on a friend, or a matinee enjoyed from a balcony scat, n change of suitable fnucy waists is very 'desirable. If she hns a best skirt of n prood quality of glossy broadcloth made verv simply, she- may present an entirely ' e appearance with this skirt and a blue or niirnlp—dark, of course »u 1; .,. It should be made simply, suggestion of tailor severity about I the throat. The next pictured model was of this sort, and was blue in the original. As a rule it is prettier to have these waists a creamv ground ami rich gold dee-orations picked out very delicately with CO or Cups to match nre- lightly Ibitcd. slightly Harms and ot true i-gg-sUell thinuess, H'iiulkerchiefs embroidered with a color seem to be- coming into favor, or rather fashion, again. Some- have tiny sen lops cmbrolde-re-d with color, but the prettiest fnucy is n small knot of violets m their natural color, embroidered in one corner. Barbaric-looking chains of colored beads arc shown among the novelties. Ifang.and lor'nottes are- supposed to be attached to these, nnd while- they cannot supplant the more- elegant ji-we-le-d chains of gold they "re strong nnd within reach of the many, which means some- measure of success. Tbe Marriage Knot. In India only, of all the countries of the world. Is the much-talked-of marriage knot ever actually tied. Among the Brahmins marriage Is a matter of purchase-, and the would-be bridegroom s liable almost till the last moment to ousted bv a higher bidder: but. If no C'nvcr tlie Sunccpnil. Tlie contents o." a saucepan should never cook, unless the recipe expressly states to the contrary, without a cover over them. Not only Is the steaming usually bi!ne.nclal to tin; iiitlcle In question, but when th.it steam Is allowed to till the kllcbe.ii It harms'the walls and furniture. Moreover, It ImpnrlS that smell of cooking, not to the ono room, but mor.> or less to the whole house, which Is so disagreeable and Is what Is often graphically, !f somewhat unkindly, called "the boarding house odor."—New York Tost. Chicken Salad. Cut meat from your cold chicken; add equal quantity of shred luttucc; when you have cut chicken Into narrow strips two Inches long, mix la bowl, and prepare following dressing: Beat yelks of two eggs, salt Hgutly, and beat in, few drops at a time, four t-iblespoonfuls salad oil; then, as gradually, three tcaspooiifnls ot extract celery. The mixture should be thick as cream. Pour over meat and lettuce. Stir up wlUi fork; place salad in glass dish. " Home-Mode Soap. For home-mnde soap, without bolt- Ing, dissolve half a can of concentrated lye In one-half gallon boiling water. Put Into It any clean grease, lard, drippings, etc., and stir well. Add more grease ns you have It, until the lye will absorb no more, stirring It well every day. The result will be firm, white soap that you can use In the kitchen without any qualms—you know it Is cloau. Washing Kcononilcs. The amount of water used in the average household on washing day la much larger than Is necessary. Soaking clothes saves a great deal of friction. They should not be soaked In so much water that the soap will all be wasted. Boil the clothes tightly, having flrst soaped the dirtest portions and folded them together and then put the-m Into the water. suitor appears willing to give the father Shu wn« nearly Boventeeu, but so email that everybody treated her like a child; even her father, grave Squire KoaerH, often called her baby, and IniiKhed nt her queer whim In (Miring for Ned Edwards, After she hail tlltited out of sight, the young ninn stood thinking. The vigorous climate of Maine would onlv hn«ton his death; WIIH life worth pro longing In his present m»te't Wi-xld It kill Uhn to travel? While ho dolwi'tt'd thus, a farmer K la.l nodikHl to him from thu yard, and walked In. "I IMII going out West next week, nnd no called to say good-by," be said, cheerfully. "(iolng out to find JolnU "Yos. Ami Jf I "ke It as well as he doe-* 1 »lnHl wtuy." "Sny Jot-," the voice was »uddo»ly re-Holiite and decided, ".' lm-v« live hundred dollars In the bank out hero, and » you will ^kc me. with you I will divide oven. Kverylwdy has been to me Klne-ii 1 Imvu been laid up mid It has cost n:e lilt!'.- ,/r tvoth- uo de-bin to pay, and if I Ugh LA»II*\ n «»•* " "• * , wounded, but hobbles out of t.ic to right or left, and stands with i Ing bend until loss of blood brings bin down. The horse that loses his ride and Is miwoiinded himself will corf llnue to run with his set of fours un HI some movement throws him out Then ho goes galloping hero and ther, neighing with fear and alarm, but h ".,,, not leave the Held. 11 his nil In« about he may get among Ihe den and wounded, but lie will dodge Ihci If possible, and, In any ease, leap ovi them. When he biiK come upon tlm or four other riderless steeds, they fill In and keep together, as If for inuiui protection, and the "nilly" on t bugle may bring the wi^.le of the Into ranks In a body.-)3Vffnlo Hors World. ^ Mr. aand«ir» Rem«rk«ble Stll-Control. Kriiuk O. (liiiiduir ban llvwl In Ml uwiiwliH home time, but not until nlH> two montiiH ago did he dim-over h ability to perform unusual uiluui It Is a well-known principle of.phy ology th»t lu the light the pupils ln«- I d Ue'beforo wo rundi our Jouriwy 1 - «•"<! ^iu may iwvo every dollar I have. rTyofaWc to tmvel?" -0 h«u/H! 1 « M here and mope. I'll " you »'!» take mo." when Hlbyl b,-o»«l.t e found h«i- at u r.ll» hurried to to ril * . «" lllllN nlOLT V IIM»'»- *•* • ••»' "UF--- , • t-he eyes contract and lu the durk th dilate Onnd.ill can oppoue nature I luting bis l>up!l« I" tliv light and ex . -.mg them l» tbe Uurk. Or he e."•form tills phenomenon with o eye and leave the other In a witu "Tuother pnstliiio of this man Is nu-t niHillen through uuy part of body. It 'natters not If It lw an arU ,, - vein The hole wiuswl Immedhit i-loM's ill' and not a drop «>' blood "Ti'iothm- feutuiv of which tills 1- iuj.iunu.il man speaks proudly l» r o put nny imrt of his body I Uii, eitalwtio state. Vm Instanw, ,ws"s through to dry the corn thoroughly. The floors of each crib should be ni-ide of narrow boards with half- inch spac<-= between them, and these spaces protected wUhjwire net. Kcepiou- Team* Huny. One of the- hardest tasks of tbe small farmer Is to keep the teams that he Is obli-ed to own busy all times of tbe There nre many times, lu winter •specially, when the weather Is unlit for ont-oC-door work, and then men and teams are necessarily id e. But If all the good weather is used, th team can be made provable even during the winter. On a sleigh with smooth track larger loads can be drawn than can He on wagons, and with less labor to both team and loader. Ixmds of limm ,re can be drawn from cities if a contract has been made for It In ad- vincc The market gardeners secure aiost of this manure, for they contract o take It every mouth through the Vl . nr which most fanners who are busiest In the summer cannot afford to do. A Postal Joke. West Slder recently approached a fuce j\ «i \.-rn ».T.,.- .--- . .- -rlaln postollice ofllehil. Uls a,s serious; so wns his voice. "Sray," he said, "1 don't think Its gilt'for yon to make your letter car- ers do double duty." What do you mean?" exclaimed the "Why, we've got a currier over our •ny w'ho In 'it H night and day." 'At wlllltV" -Why, he carries malls all day. nnd ic-ii liii's an extra "inle to i-.irry at Ight." The ofllclal looked imz/.led. "That's iiiu-er," lie fi\M; "I'» "i<|ulre ito il " The" hi* face brightened »P- Mold on," be cried; "what does that mall weigh'/" 'Almut nine pounds," snld the cltl- i'ii, with a hoarse chuckle. i> oKlclnl grinned. UOK.H he'll have to stand It, be said' "It's Just a Mhoin route, you in(.w."-CIevelandPhil-nnealer. Another Eldor»do. •Tills I'. «» expViinntlou, which we- believe io be the- true one, of the mo- ilvi whieb led lluiwla recently to to dKiimud the i-ewlou of Ihe Hlow-Ht|>en»nB Chee»e. The anxiety of cheese-makers to have- their cheese come early Into market In- 1 ces them to make a soft porous cheese- Into which «lr easily enters, and which conse.iueutly rlp.-ns early. But cheese thus made- cannot be- kept for a long ttuie- without having Us quality much deteriorated. If a larger proi»or- „„ of cheese was pressed thorough y Lon.tolmveaflrmi.rH-xiurcMt^uUl Keep until times when there- Is U tie- good cheese- In market, nnd higher prices could be obtained for It. Hut the- firm cheese- has so much less moisture than the porous cheese thai the price does not pay the maker. Clover IB Ile.t an Hny. H requires more labor to cut clover for the silo than It does to cut corn, ns the ilnui in the clover stalks dulls the huives and prevents rapid work. The further fact that clover Is harder to ; { ",.p in best condition as silage, and ha some dry food Is always needed v en clover Is fed. ought to bo suffl- cii-nt to decide- that the clover growth o a farm should always lie fed as hay The ensilaged corn Is apt to make stock too laxative when fed with It. The clover U dry aud nutritious, and u Just the kind of feed lo give with ensilage. ltd Tie Up the Stones. \ country fellow came to London, where- a dog came suddenly out of a house and furiously run at him. The fellow stooped to t.ike up a stone to or.it at the dog, nnd finding them all fist rammed or paved In the ground, quoth He: "What strange country am I m: where the people tye up the stones, and let the dogs loose!' -Taylor's Wit and Mirth, 103a ~Tnt-lilR en ' Mouse. -Speaking of mice," said Mr. Blttl. bv "-. friend of mine that owns an old fashioned piano tells me that when it w-is played upon the other day n i-iu out of It ami scu-.upercd around on the top, and then ran down n curtain whose folds touch the piano at one end. The mouse- hud done this twice- In a ""•Search*'was made In the Interior of ti,,. instrument for a mouse's nest, but none was found. Perhaps the bad only Just selected the plar had \\-a.S Ill'Sl main". ••-• . strings However thi't may be, It Mill comes 'back, and It comes out, and ru s away only when classical music h!. playtil. and not for two steps and Iba-t sort of thing. -Vs to the- accuracy of tlu-se facts there- can, of course, be no doubt. Ihe oulv «;ue«tion In my own mind is as to w be.thVr the mouse's failure to come out when the two-ste|>8 and so are av.-d really Indicates a preference for the IW'ter forms of music, or that -.er-r-the mouse Isn't tbere."--New Vork Sun. Tbnt Kctebi-.l Him. \ tuory about Tennyson, which Is a llt'tle too iH-rfeet to be true. Is told by the 1-omloli 'JVlcgrnph. It If u> the el- feet that the poet one day entered « , ml)1 i,. *,ading room nii.l »nt ««» w » l " " urge armchair Ix-fore tbe tire. Much ,o the nmaacmeut of the other oceu- the r.H.m, he then iirocccded until they rested on the chimney 1'lace, In "- faHhiou we ,r<- led to believe IH "ival An»-rlca No exix,stulalions on the pnrt of I U friends respecting the Inelegnnec of tlm nosHlon were of the slightest avail. Suddenly ii brilliant Inspiration one- of them- [liPtnvli'U W »•***"»»"••• . -^- 'rovmee of Kuldja. HocMrt so-called iclentlfle exiH-dltlons In that portion "f Uu! Ohlnese Empire, have revealed that beginning from the western end of the (X-lestlnl Moiinmlns, trending Lout i\vw»t to the Altai Mountains, ill- vM UK Koslisarln from thi. Hnsslnu fi-onllers of I'Vrghana. the whole pla- UNiii or wteppe IH lillixl with gold.- llong KOHB Teh-tfiMUili^ one swallow will do away wltb nt least Valuable L. r ... ( , Vi;r y farmer when he butchers bis beef bo sure and save the gall, as It akes one of the most valuable llnl- eus for man or beast. I'ut gall In a b^Ule large enough to hold alcohol enougn to cut the gall, sot In any wsrui ,,h.c*T let »taud three dsys, shake It a few times, and It Is ready for use. Good », r iiiirus cuts or bruises of any Mini. f inn" 'weather, apply >l'"«'>ent at once to the fn-sh wound. It needs no bandage, as a ny will not come near. I II III P I>U J UWt This lu 11 dim-use ptenllar t cattle. the father of one of our touting ,,cu,,s of t,Hl.iy. «ol»R ';'«"«. ,„ I,ord Tennyson he whlsiH-red in Us ,-ur, "Take your feet down or tlioj mis uke yoi< for Longfelb-w." In. iislum the poet's boots were on the ftuor. lU He iwsimuMl the ordinary |H- Mltloii of an Englishman. Wlieir^lowcrs Ce»»e to~Smell. It Is cluim.Hl tlmfUie iK-rfiinie of flowers disappear* iw •*""" «« ""; r«i i- tui .»-t..'H i. -'"'ri:: 1 -,»'"! Ing the llowers in u Holutlon of sugar, when the format Ion of stiireli and the e n i!«U,« of fragrant will IM. ul once Over uersons disappear In London without leiivlUB tUo sllfc'blust u.uK-r n round belt. They se-em sun-; pier nnd mere coiupnet. but tlu- round be t u ,v l.o n ribbon, nnd there mny I.e- n pre - tv how or n simple buckle. Remember that nil l?eks curve- down a little In front UKIM •"s^uking sencrally. J«;"-"if ^ ™ not to lit- re-comini-iiili-d heartib. but ror fancy wulsts to IK- worn w"!'/ 10 !, 11 ^,^ 1 ,: !" gl v k ' 1 ^,rCiuncv.^b7"klrt,rfdark ri5 cloth n bodice may hi- worn of n nov- cltv wenvi- BlH.wi,,|j dark red broken b> H,J, raised In dark given. A .Jaunty cut the one Kl.own heri- Is n modi icntuu. of the bolero but il might he a blouse open In front) will i.L-rmit a duKl. of tiu-ki-il "IK at collnr or yl.ki-. hi ^J'^™™! ™\££ wuruws^ihi.^'^^^!."'^.'^ \t ti.i. iklr happens to be braided or line, with 1, K-k Still another UU-i. for u waist for |, 8 i urpime U one of cloth to nmlch the Ikirt i.. d cevi-rc.l with a very opi-n l.sh ne of nnrrow hlack l.n.1,1. Thi., net cnn be bought by the yard and can then be fashioned to suit thi- uei-il uf the K.,hce or very pretty blouse or bolero jackets of lnttici-,1 braid lire to be- had nil mm c. - dor such, tin- bodice u.ny be silk to I nr- monUe with the color of the skirt. Collnr und cuff» shonlil he uTolded for th« ri.ii.-> hodlco, but let there be- .1 siiBKestl,.n of a tnilor tie nnd Kouiethmif plun.u-d on the Hhirt-front order in the yoke or front. Now Unit tin- IIOUHI- I* about tabooed n tullor-iuude suits, women «re hrouisht t. u rvalUatlou of Low »'«»>' T " rllltiu !\" ' liud. This point i» impressed on tlu in with i-spi-cini clenrncBS if they nre ui-Klr- ou » of having their tailor Iwillci'i; fas '• loauble- yet u bit uncommon. «':"'*-" tn It to H.iniily i-lahi.rntloa. nln- tnki-t. nvi •If t) bred 1 So Ilii-re are seen nil sorts of br'uld i,niniiH-ntulli.us. In hral.l of ull ,U» nud vnrii-tli-s, put on lu nil in inner of way. Four typical dciileus for Its application nr,- shown '" tuc a | reo '"''""?' „. s^nrt;^:;r>^u,aS!: a ti-iuli-ncy to expend most »t tlie Huu "rracar's-,.,^^,.- :H:3HBss srs Tfcere Is often "valuable- present, he leads his d-iu-'hler to the first to offer himself, s-.vlng: "1 have no longer anything to do'with you; I give you up to the powe-r of another." Then the bridegroom laces the tall the Insignia of marriage, round her neck, ami secures It with a knot. The tall consists of a piece of ribbon with a gold Infill suspended UIMII It. The knot It is that legally binds Ihe wife to her husband and makes the marriage Indissoluble, for Hrahmliib do not rci-ognixe divorce. ^ Ilistiniii'ck'" I-'iivorlti! Number. 1 luring all l.U life Prince Hlsuiarck had the greatest vein-ration for tin- number three. lie served three ...asters fought i" three wars which he brought •ibout. signed three treaties c.f peace, •,,,-ranged the meeting of the three emperors, and established the Triple Alll- "ilel.ad three horses killed under him during the Kn.nco-Prussliin war; be ,,,,,1 three imini-H. Hlsmarck, Scion- bnusei. and Lnurcnbcrg, and three ides I'-ount, Prince and Duke. am. m , m ,,.,al iH-nrlnifH of his fnmll.v w,-re a elovcr leaf and three oak leaves, and „„. lllol t(. of the Vldn.nes of HnllK-r Hia,lt.rro,,,wl,,.inlu-w«,j.le.c*na«l.lH • -lu Trinllnte- i-obnr"-- "Strength in T u';."lmd th,-(H-children Herbert, Wlll- I,,,,, and Marie; ami, tlnnlly. tbmM»'»l- les were ranged under hlKdomuation: the Conservative:,, the Nation,1 Liberals and the IHtramontnnes. A the caricatures of Hlsmnrck, whether lu Germnny or clue where, rep,"„' - ited him with thr-e hairs upon the top of his bald head.-Haturd.iy bveii- Ing Post. Terrapin K»{K«. The eggs of the terrainln are batchci It, about thirty days. With her fore Lws the female terrapin HcrntcheH a i,ole In the sand, and in It place" '»'' i-uKH-from llilru-en to nineteen.. * I lieu covers them, and n-lle-s upon I BUU U) do the Uate-hlug. Cinnomon Bnn». Sift one pint of flour, add one cup of milk, one cup of butter, four cgg» beaten separately, one cup of sugar, half a teacup of yeast, one teaspoonful of cinnamon and one grated nutmeg. Knead well, roll out, cut in large biscuits, let rise and bake; when taken from the oven sprinkle with white sugar and gtonnd cinnamon. Gingerbread. Four table-spoonfuls cold water, and fill the cup with molasses, one teaspoonful soda In two table-spoonfuls boiling water, one-half teaspoonful ginger two cups of flour and a plnco of salt, one table-spoonful melted butter stirred in as fast as possible at the very last; bake- In hot oven a« quickly as you can. To Remove Iron Ftuinn from Linen. Rub oxalic acid on the spots until the stain disappears, then wash and place- the article In the- sun for a quarter of an hour. Ink spots must bo removed before- the liueu Is washed. Rub common tallow well Into the spot* leave- a day or longer, then wash and boil nud the- spots will disappear. Mock Mi lice Pic. One cup of sug.ir. one of molasses, two-thirds of a cup of water, half a cup of raisins, a small piece o£ butter, the grated rind and juice of a lemon, clove, cinnamon and nutmeg to taste. Simmer all together, nud let cool. U hea uearly cold, add Hire".- eggs. Coffee- Custard, Heat three- eggs without separation; add three- tablcspooufuls of sugar; add a half cup of coffee- aud one cup of milk- fill Into custard cups; stand in a "no boiling water, nud bake in the oven until set. Serve with cream iauce. FUh Hone In the Throat. If one is so unfortunate- as to tiud 4 fish bone lodged lu the- throat, tbe wiilie of nn egg. IE swallowed at oucc, will generally remove H. Or swallow e id crust wlthot chewlng-the rough •c-nd will generally dislodge the bone. Kiri£» Poached I.. Hrolh. Allow the broth to come- to the boll,. )K point, drop in the- eggs and let HMIU on the- iwi-k of the range- nve to eight minutes. Serve- on toast with a llttlJ of the- chicken broth thickened slightly. _ Krllll ConklCB. Two cups of -ns«r. "IK- and one-third cups of butter. HH'ee- eggs, one e-up of. - pped raisins, one- cup of currant* , ".spoon each of cloves, clm.nuion, nutmeg ami soda. Hour to make- unite stiff. All i-ort». Kli-piomanla-Tho most lucrative form of insanity. Mutton Is brought from New Zealand to London at the rate of about two cents a pound. About 5 000 words In the- Engllsu Un. gunge have no rtiyme to them. TbeM Include uueh Important words as honor, virtue, gn'f. month and echo. Jeremiah Curtln. the translator ot most of Hk-nklewicz's books, Is one ol the best linguists ever b'nidjwUlO. (WW Harvard. H« speaks eighteen- Ifltt- gun gen. Ornithologists toll ug tliab wb« feeding, thu stride of tbe ostrich IS rrom £ to -et inches; wh«m walklu,, but not feeding. 20 Incht-g; and of about l!B miles an hour. The CI.IUCBD lO.uperor U probably more Hedged In by rule than any otUM i tn fiitu tvurld* J. Uo UQfflJUft ITOir IlKJllHI't'll HI 1«1B MV*ii»*« * ••*• «••»'— ' ,l» dully meal «r« I"vserlbt-d for -Mm v his physician mouthn abend, He I»,1 erialnly the earliest r.'sur ntnonK po- , u a U- real or nominal. «<• ««'» »P to transact |.u»lni-s« of state at Bo'cJO trluu Emperor, dot's not

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