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TOBASURB HALL W»ft POV6RTV INN. Bide by ftldo they stand to-tiny, Poyorty Inn nnd Twwuro Hull. Whur<Hillfcrim» sad and travelers gay May out tuelr honey nml drink tlielV gn«; ItafMge of HfjhtfloMsn'ww, shelter ,,f n.'ii, 'frensnre Hall nnd Poverty Inn. Bhlfi by »ldi> they Mill over Maud, Poverty Inn nnd Treasure Hall- nickoty dwelling and pnlaeo Kinnd- But which holds iho most of hoiiev or gall? Which covers most of virtue or sin Treasure llntl or Poverty inn? -Ufo, A CURIOUS COUPLE, water )md long l>«m mutual strangers nnd tho atmosphere which nMondod Him was, in sriy (bo loasi, rather op "Ho was always, as t have said pmij'tual In coming. And when one Michaelmas day It wan Just two .v«'.irs ngo iiow-camo nnd went without his puMinjr )„ nn n-ppon ration, i nt once remarked It as n very nollcoabli- Hreunistnm-o. Tho next day I expect: oil him ..win, „,„,„ wllidows-and the "Von BOO thttf ooltiigo oycr there?" f."!'!,? 1 '.'' . u " ln . ! '"i'". pointing to n dls- lln; corner of iiinntlcil hovel In fli'kl where 1 had pitched my canvas, for I n m an U.-UKI. I noilded. "A iiioHt. l-einiirktible history Is attached to It," he went on. "Not n'li'- gond, but a fact. Of Him i can assure you, because 1 myself had a hand lu finding |t out. It contros round a eci-- tnln couple who lived there--the most extraordinary old folk* that 1 eve;came across. I uli.nild llko you to have socn I hem. I (hink yon'would have admitted thoni to bo tho ugliest pair In' Knghind, aft (hoy certainly were the must close and unfriendly. During the sixteen yours that they lived In that cottage, they never once asked a neighbor Inside." I'll. At leii»rili. after waiting n wool; fc t mire that he rmwt tic 111, and wont over to the shanty to I,,,,,,!,.,, I hammered nt the door, Nobodv nn R wernl. i hammered louder and K'uclor, with the „„,„,. result. In the '•ml. nsn last resort, I tried It. To my surprlw.. It was uufiisieiiod. I pushed •I "pen and went In. "CrontiiliiB against the wall, npnn tho damp aiitl mouldy floor, was a tie"!•" covered with an old suck. I went »«iror. At first I, could not see will,-!. » the two It was, n,,t 011 looking " "io closely, I made it out to he tl,,, "hi woman. The tangled hlaek hn'r, which had always struck me so about »''•. was HUM- betrayed a« not being "•!•'"">• it WIIH a wig ha lf ,,,. nnd .»<>«. at that moment. giving her a I'«'fully grotesque appearance, nnd I'l'.'arly revealing ht-r bald pate, scant- 1 '' 111 ' "Umph! served. Hermits, Indeed," I oh- "Absolute hermits. There was. however, somo slight excuse for tholr os- chewing all outside company. Eacii suffered from a severe physical luilr-' mlty. The woman wan nearly stone deaf; the man was dumb. v. "When they Ilr.st came here—eighteen years ago now, I thlnk-my uncl-j. who was then rector, tried to find out .what he could nbont thorn. He onlv lenrnt n little and that little was notli- Ing out of the way. It transpired that Jhe man was nn ox-sailor of tho Hoyal Navy, .iWlio had lost his speech after a severe attack- of yellow fever In the West Indies. He was now entitled to a pension, which ho drew hnlf yearly and which my uncle only know about by tlio fact that the old fellow hnd to come to him periodically to get his papers signed. TJho woman was MM sister, so he gave the neighbors to un- jlerstund, nnd so also might have been Inferred from'a certain family likeness which wan noticeable between them. §he was n most Ill-favored hag; sln-lv-' elled. unkempt, and dirty beyond description. • Although she must have been nearer 10 than 60, her long, ton- Kltid hair was still a« black ns a coal, and hung In hideous untidiness about hqr hawk-like face, which, with Its dark eyes, and Its hooked proboscis. •was most uncommonly forbidding. The poor people all pronounced her a witch; and for that reason gave her a wide berth. Probably the woman encouraged the Idea. Por her great aim and object, evidently, was to be left alone. ,..• "Although her brother's ppsion, amounting to aboiit>twe^9l).llfings n "Whore In your brother'/' 'lias ho left you alone?" " 'Well, yon sh'iill hoar,' she I'm Jtist Kolng tho sam I shouted. way myself, ii" use keeping secrets any iiinl It' loniter. He's dead.' ••"Dond! 1 I exclaimed, her wits i had supposing . -------- '., "*nJii\jnuifi, Unit her wits were wandering, for 1 i»'l neen him at h.s hovel door not (-•as lhaii a fortnight before. •When did ' he die?' years ago.' "Now. of course, 1 saw that she was ravins. llor hawk-like eyes, fixed on m.v luce In a most forbidding leer, at once read my thoughts. • "•No. I ain't mad. It's the truth. He died ilfteon yearn ago and I burled him myself under yonder hearthstone. Uet .them to dig It up; and you'll ilnd his boiies. / "As shu spoke, the hag clutched my sleeve and half raised herself by. a supreme effort. She leerod Into my face . day, wns amnjj94rf'ke<!p two old folks even comfortably, in of nelghliorhoods, tliose two always gave the impression of being hnlf starved, and I do not believe that either, of th/im purchased si article of clot' v £ all the time they lived l» K— • begun f to Infer tlij this people .iiey were misers. and, (is. time wjff- on, many things bftppetWd to strengthen tho Inference. fcAU ntottg they had. discovered the auxtety olid apprehension f when apy one had tried to gain access to tbeli hovel. Indeed, my uncle has f of ten i?ld mo that the expression of the olft people's faces when be called tftere, Jnd one or the other of them ; prifrod around the chained door nt him', ^is really quite comical In Its trepidation! and tlio older thpv JvwVhe more pronounced did thCpfr «-ecathlons to prevent outsiders' eijferl/g become. : they bad sometimes,ventur- I fo/ock their house and make nu ex- together Into V , the. hdjoln- nrket town. But "by and by i up such recklessness entire- hd whenever one of them went !the other remained on guard at Iy UBclo was greatly exercised t _ |)l/' l two strange parishioners, would have considered obsolved of all obllga- towards people who not uieraiy attended church, but refused to Sen admit tholr clergyman Into tbolr inse when he,called. But that was my uncle's way. Every poor uinU |o lived In his-parish he hold to be dec his pastoral protection; and he : himself bound to look after his In- itS. I succeeded lilm 'here, nil, now and then, on tho < ^meeting, however, wltli tlie same nejitr thnt my uncle had always Sometimes, they .would nan tho door nt all; a,t others, vitli a look that I cannot forgot. " 'Yes, yes,' she said. 'All true-nil true. I hid It, and no one knew. And.' with a hideous chuckle, 'I've dror'd his pension myself for fifteen years.' • * * "And wore 'her brother's bones found there?' I asked the rector, In the course of a subsequent conversation on tho subject. "Yes. He bud been burled scarcely a couple of foot below the surface And In a hole In the chimney we found the miser's savings-more -than 500 pounds in gold and notes. It wns paid over to the government, in return for tho fifteen years' pension out of which they bad been cheated." A BLOW TO. THE OLO MAN. How a Bank Cashier Won a Wile and Got His Salary Raised. You can never tell where you aro going to'encounter a romance. Tho other evening half a dozen gentlemen sat smoking after a dinner given by one of them at his handsome residence on Woodward avenue, relates the Detroit Free Press. "No," sold the host, In response to an v Inquiry, "I married her down -oast long before I thought of.comlug.to Detroit. Didn't I ever tell you about It: At that time I .-was cashier in a bank with little hope of ever getting a better hold In the world than that of a salaried employe. The president, who practically ran the entire Institution, never had much to say to his men, except by-way of roprovul, and I had special,rea»ou to think tlmt he did not look upon me with favor. This made it the more surprising that bo should come to me with a proposal to raise my salary to the extent of $500, provided I would get married within the next three months. He preferred having men about him tba-t were settled In life and felt tho responsibility imposed In caring for a. family. I studied for a moment, had on inspiration and before wo wore through he had bound the bonk.to make mo the raise, to keep me for five years, provided I did my work properly, and to raise my salary handsomely ouch year* "Two weeks later 1 asked for a vacation and told him I hoped to return with u wife. Ho was delighted and would hnvo carried that shell straight ln<o our vitals and put the UloncoMor wllh the wrecks of tho Spaniards." Uio mini on the (ilourcstor who did Iho bmous shooling was Assistant I nymn/iter l!rown.-Now York World, PUVED WITH THB WRONG MAN. Students l>«|d Well tor the PUB They Hid with art Kldeflj> Passenger. Ttalf a hundred (students of tho medical department of tho Northwest- orn I'nlverslly had n Jolllllcatlon tho other night, relates the Chicago Times- Herald. They took pososslon of an Alloy "J," tniih n | Twenty-second Mi-eot nnd hold hlgb Jinks all the way Info town. In tholr own words, t-hov "plnyed horse" with the other passen- ifors, and (hoy thought themselves very smart. Indeed. Hut they were not quHo so smart as they thought. Then- was nn old man aboard—a nice old mini, with a white mustache and a silk hnl—who boat thum nt tholr c-vn game. The students are not saying much alxnit (ho affair this morning. Tho oecuronco. happened In Hie smoking car. As tho passengers tried to get out: of the car tlio students assisted. "Pass him alows!" wan the.cry, and the unfortunate passenger was lifted bodllv over tho heads of tin- students, tossed In the air, and finally thrown out. upon tlio platform. Tbe guards told tbe unruly students to cease I heir rough behavior or leave tho train, but the admonitions foil on unfruitful ground. Tho fun grew more nnd more hilarious until Adams street was reached. At this point tho old man with tho white imistaeho got up to leave. He was in Ihe extreme end of tho oar. awav: from the door. "Pass him along!" shouted the students. "Help (he old gentleman out." They helped hhri out. They tossed him up to the ceiling, they dropped him to the floor, they wedged him bore nud there, they played horse with him. And after they had tossed him out nt last they felt so hilarious that they smashed each other's hats with their canes. At 8 o'clock p. m. a young mnn who said his name was P. Drake \Vnlt- ford. student, came meekly into tho Central Police Station ami reported that an old mnn with a white mustache nnd a silk hat had picked tho pockets of four of the students on the train, securing four beautiful gold watches and a pockotbook or two. "It will bo n groat favor," he said, "If this llttlo.affalr can be kept out of the papers." Hcvlcc for Itiitcticrlnu. This device for butchering, describe* by a correspondent of the Ohio Farm or, Is made so plnln by tho Illustration ns to require little cxplnnntlon. The standards A A arc 2x4 hardwood scant lings, 8 feet In length; the upright H n 2-Inch plank about 1 foot wide at the bottom and 8 Inches nt the top, 8% feei long. Those are hinged together on tof with n. half-Inch bolt running througl: n hole bored through both plank iintl scnntllng, and In the center of this tho pulley D Is placed, a slot of course bo Ing cut In tho plank for pulley to plnj in. The crank C Is an old well crank, nnd IIUTCIIEHINO Hungarian King's Scattered Bones. The lot of the Kings of Hungary wan doubtless .happier during tbolr checkered -lifetime than after their demise. It was only a year ago that the bones of a score of them were found lying about n lumber-room In Stuhl- weisonburg. They had been removed, nobody knows when and why, from tholr original resting plnce, nnd the story goes that a student with less revevgnee and patriotism than medical zeal ^Sdbed the keeper to commit several Si hie unique skeletons to bis pra- fosslc/ (1 care. Where they are now Is a Volnt which still,-remains undecided,. Somo time ago these relics were duly numbered, labelled nnd catalogued, nnd there Is no doubt that in time they will be accorded n fitting reburial. In the mean time the remains of King Kola III have been claimed for the Church of St. Mathlas on tho heights of Bnda. A shrine Is to be erected in the church to receive his bones, nnd also those of his first wife. Anna, Duchess of Antloch. For tho present the remains have boon given temporary burial In a glass coffin nuild the rites of the.Roman Catholic Church. The ceremony, which has been conducted by Cardinal Vas- znr'.v, was attended "by court dignitaries and several of the Ministers. Tho Hungarians hold Bela III In almost equal esteem with tho great St. Stefan. Ho reigned in tho twelfth century, was brought up In Grooco, nnd nccustomed the people to dwelling In bouses Instead of tents.—Vienna correspondence of The London Post. ns indicated Is attached to the plank 2% feet from the base. The whole np paratus Is easily portable, very con* venlent and cheap In construction, and every farmer who keeps pigs should have one either of this kind or similar to It, for use at butchering time. To Relieve CholcinK Cattle. A correspondent of the New England Homestead has an excellent as well as a humane way for the relief of choking cattle, and he thus describes It: "When the animal becomes choked I find the obstruction by feeling along the throat with one hand, and In nine cases out of ten It is found in the gullet. With the thumb and fingers the obstacle can be forced out the way It went'ln, and generally the animal is ready to assist In the removal. A few years ago I had a heifer that was choked with apples every few days, and In every Instance I removed them in this way without difllculty or danger of Injuring the animal. I think anything which an animal gets In its throat and cannot get down In the natural way should not be punched or pushed down, thereby endangering tlie life of the animal, and should be taken out the way it went In." Gormnn farmers hnd fed onts, ttnsslan barley nnd other cheap Imported grains. Their own land Is too valuable to per- To Cure Colic. neorgo II. Ilngnn. writing to the Agricultural Epltomlst, says: "I would like to hnvo every farmer nnd brooder of. fine stock know how to cure colic, or hoven, In oattlu. Instead of puncturing, as recommended by somo, Just got a piece of an old broom handle, or some round stick ns Inrge, nnd about twelve to fourteen Inches long, and fasten tn the animal's mouth so ns to keep It working nt the stick with Its tongue, nnd It will soon pump up nil the extra gns accumulated In tho first stomach. Hnd I known this several years ago I would have boon ftevornl hundred dollars bettor off In onttlo to-dny. I have been curing cattle for the last five years, nnd have not lost a Dingle cose yet." A. J. To Tan Skins. in the Epltomlst, gives , the following Instructions: Dog skins, sheep skins, and such small skins ns may bo made of value for strings, otc., may bo tanned by soaking thorn In lye made of wood nshes or lime until the hair can be easily rubbed off, then «onk thorn In rnnnlns water until the lye Is soaked out. Then soak In n solution of alum nnd salt in the proportion of three pounds of alum to one-half pound of salt. The solution should be sufficient to cover the skin. Soak for about three days, then hang up to dry In the shade. Hub the skin every day until It Is dry, soft and pliable. Orchard Manuring. A covering of manure oroupd trees serves as n mulch, and the lumps In the manure are broken fine by frost, while the soluble portions leach out and go to the roots of the trees. Such work as applying manure to trees In winter saves them In spring, for if the orchard Is then cultivated the hurried work of spreading manure will have been done, and there Is more complete Incorporation of the manure with the soil. NOTES AND COMMENTS. Octfcrnl In his report, records the unprecedented fni-t that the SpiiT.lKl. war not a single during defeat wns mot with by tho Aiuorlcan army: ifot n prisoner, a (Dior, gnu or rifle lost to tho enemy. A llspcn-i.-ijloii bn« been grunted pprmlltlnc tho wives of Itali'ili HO|- d'li-rs report <>d missing after the battle of Adun. three .veal's iitro. to marry ng-jiln, "m view of Hie xperliil clreiim stances and of the valid presumption of death." There will be lively times when the Italian Enoch AnleiiH return. Missouri, will heronftov tic entitled to the cognomen of Hie .Bonn City. A woman there raised a I'flstor lH>nn stalk (he pasl season that- IK entitled to tin; blue, ribbon. It grow to a height of fifteen feet and two Inchon. The stalk Itself was two aud one-hull Inches In diameter and bore fifteen bunches of Heforo one Spanish Island scarcely ours newspapers "caught milo" certain Spanish words and adopted them aw their o-wii. Now ono read* of "getting by tho mx-lm" overcoming a difficulty), or of "climb- lug tho moiTo" (getting ovor nn i,bst:i- clo), etc. Tin; Yitnkoo pie of solf-appronrlulloii of anything In sight, if bo think It good. One of tho marvels of the wr?t Is the growth of the beet-sugar Indus-try: nnd were not H.IK In California dryest season in twenty years, the The A Handy Manner. Illustration shows a ladde frame hinged in tho manger at both ends, which can be tipped up when hay or fodder Is being put In, and le down again. This device prevents the waste of feed, which is pushed out and trodden under foot, and saves stock that are sometimes horned into a manger or In their backs. For cattle the crossbolts or rounds should be strong and close enough together to prevenl ltd sp with the chain'up, and con,, wuu through a narrow r, r . ifriy ' * v wj \ I always bad a negative re atil ftt last; I «»'o up trying )» UP hopeless ft di- |nd left two two hermits j: |Hfyalr(e» whejther I, ; or give tl>em any granted' my request. On tlio tenth day I wired him that tho deed wan dou« and that I would bo home at once. Ho responded \vitb congratulations and an invitation to dine wjflh V* folks on our arrl. ' Wo. went. A '^ we •'" tered ithe i/.v. .''Uioman ah, s l W •In n, taint. 'Y,ou,—you—• he sta 1 ^ uierod, 'are you married? You>-' " 'Y«s, papa,' began my wjfe, but broilte III with; 'Yes, sir, we're ninrrle You knew that wo wore In love; yo sent your dimmer qi> » i ^ng visit t Hanging Impresses Them. There \\;as something resembling the nobility of Anglo-Saxon conceptions of Justice In the executions nt Candin. The, old Idea of hanging n mnn who is n malefactor by tho neck until ho Is dead, Is riot a popular ono with the brutal and cruel criminals to whom It is usually applied. It presents to their minds nnd to'the'thoughts of all who nre In any degree In sympathy with tliu south to- and then married mated y- ...my from me me Into gcttiu .isenpe. I check 1, and your son-ln for the next flv ^ ', threw up his bands and be wa.slTfather to me as long a ha lived. , Jt, did him a whole lot o good to,bout hlpi a( his own game," oncqeUer. niui cnmo to me r4 v larly year to get )i)e pension pa- ijud; and I took adv«qt«s piwtunltles to give him somo rice, and rpuioustrato with folly In starvlujt himself tig BiK'h juadcquate clotililutf weotlior. At ilrst I made uut of some old coats, tram- 'But J soon Kt, t<)t he'nevflp wore tbonv. ithe Impression that Iw >.ert»d thum lutp fie day what He only HlJfn». W :unke m« ; when h« connected had no OU ular ^ Bt W» to <in the He Savid the do There is.a r bjt of unwritten lilstor; a bo lit ( that famous flghi lx>tw«!«n th conwirted vneht Oloupester and th* two toRgpdo bout* " oU Santiago 01 Quo of the officers tolls It In . put every ono at work was placed in charge o; B tlio paymaster, and i< latter was due tho faot'.t ft'ei- ft~io^BP^y pu Uwt, 'The paymaster was In ' pf Oolt a,utomittlc. gun,. ap4 he kept, her '' , flWiiy The QIH •"'.F -' ' t • -i*-^ f r- • (ijy \'f 'i*V t so x a 'man on,(u« Snou^ra in spo Qf'o rapid-flrv'Vwn* _,.jlayed superb cbtfrajtp of tho cajjn, itolcaf sort that jftavWd Wnj as flan Benms. ,He was getting Ony ijeow to. u».' »Ue Ja|t o»s alruck wltfiln our vital* one yeltefl to tb« to hut that /nan out of hu«I6w» or \vw he cut In twp *t 1-puunaer. "Ixi'ter, when be boarded tbe Pluton, we hunted up tbe .t-pounaeiC- AroiJnd the min were lt» crew, Oea4» ftve ,or ,ix wen- riddled with the OoU'»,hut- of , agt-tbe »tok»r-be was lyjng " thoin a literally awful notion of what justice Is. It Is to bo doubted very much whe-tbor the ax or the guillotine, or even death by shooting, either according to law ov In war, Impresses such persons as they arc expectod to. Indeed, ono may think of the penalty of being hanged as n groat -^Invention. The Crolnn population who '• .ritnossod ho execution of the seven Mohamrne- lans by tlM British wore duly moved by the ceremony, and It Is almost safe to say that if In tho future a Mussulman mob trios to break through the barriers of law whero an Englishman Is. there will be a manifest willingness on tho pnrt of tho loadcvb to leave the snbllpctB of tho queen alone. It Is all vo-rfcVell to talk about the Mus- sHlinan|,r Vtalism as a reason for killing him I.. battle or for not angering h|ra. All hi* religious principles cannot accustom him .to the Idea of swing- Ing defunct on a gibbet—Providence Journal. TBRVKNTS WASTK OP PEKD. them from getting their horns caught under the rounds.—Practical Farmer. Freaks ol a Jury Wheel. 'Plttsburg people aj*» ruminating over a Jury wheel mystery. In th drawing of tho petit-Jury'for the No vember term of the United Stattts Clr cult Court there was taken from thi \yheel the name of Coroner Hobo; •ell, placed (u the wheel six teen years ««/)• while Mr, "Mcpowel \vqi» a cousytble in PUtsburif. > Also thej.namc af,,,lohn O. Koadlng, Jr., tha put In the \vh(pel over fourteen ago, whlltf h«» .wna a law student nt WiiHuiuHiwrt, Mr. Kftodlng ts. now tv loading PfJ<shurrf ( l, -'vor, 'In con hullwtlnctlon to tl/^ n\ . that hnvo >CftU' lif «ie' wheel »o W»^ v> at- tho rqcttut drawing were ijt in 4)ic Met Jlm'o the . <'<U!e4t< The whe^l always «>n- aim) .800'»am^s. When. ^ Jury. Is drawn a» many names nro tuba taken out.-nPhlladeipliia . The wtfo-of 94 mode a p«li« Ainu. clergynym w to of all tl»e but to flwl flowurt As 8 Tto mfc* piffle, to ith the,cl>ur<fh, ,«*e M e* of flnlH»«a*, As 8 lw*W I- Cost of . Experiments in feeding and In computing the value of eggs, show that, If no estimate Is made for labor, one dozen eggs can be produced nt a cost of about 0 cents for food, or about half a cent an egg. If all of the.i'ood allowed to hens wort! converted Itiio eggs tho profit of lU/Jozen eggs would be large, oven when prices are very low, but miicji depends on whether the hens convert food into eggs, flesh or support of tho bodfes. It Is a fact demonstrated, however, that when a dozen eggs are marketed they carry from the farm but little of the nutritious elements of the soil In proportion to their value In market, and on that account they arc ns profitable us anything that can be produced on the farm.—Poultry Keeper. Feeding Work Homes, Whenever a working team has an unusually hard job it IB the habit of some farmers to feed It extra, thus giving Us stomach nu additional labor and thus lessening available present strength. It ought always to be remembered that It Is the food eaten the day before, and for days and weeks before that, which l« available for prevent strength. Xo animal ought to be expected to work on an empty stomach. But a light fowl before nn extra hard job Is better than loading the stomach with more than It requires.—Home nr-.d Garden. Champion butter Cow. A picture Is given here of tho won- Gleaning*. The farmer who buys bran and linseed meal never makes a mistake, as those substances will enrich his manure heap, as well as add to the thrift of his stock. When meal Is fed to hogs, either as slop or dry, it is impossible to prevent waste; If meal Is worked out of th.e trough or the slop spilled, It Is hardly possible to gather It again. If whole corn Is fed the last grain Is devoured. The food properties of corn are not changed by grinding It; It Is still corn, whether served as meal, mush or slop. iVhen feeding hogs, grind only for the aged sows which have lost their teeth, nd It Is doubtful if they will pay the miller. Each field of the farm Is. fitted for ome special use. Have due considera- lon of the soil, the past rotation and ertlllzatiori and needs of the proposed crop. There should be no haphazard way, but some forethought, in adapting the crops to the land. Low heads for trees are preferred by some, as they lessen the work of nar- Testlng the crop and enable the grower to combat insects with advantage, but closer cultivation can be given when the trees are tall and the lower branches trimmed off. There Is a positive scarcity of all kinds of good stock, especially of the high grades, for the best and most profitable feeding, for the best home market and export trade. Thus overproduction of grain or live stock corrects Itself by being unprofitable. Nt Is best to keep wethers growing instead of fattening them, unless they are ntended for market soon. An allowance of three pounds of clover hay a day for a sheep weighing 100 pounds, using no grain, should be sufficient, but to fatten rapidly,,g1ve two pounds of hay and a pound of cornmeal dally. It requires about twenty pounds of milk to make a pound of butter, and ourteen pounds of milk to make a idund of cheese. More labor and care are necessary to make cheese, however, InU good cheese brings a high price, specially when the parties making It .re known and reliable, and make a pedal ty of a choice article. Hie expansion of the now Industry Ibis year would l>o extraordinary. From capital Amounting to $:jOO,0()0 lu 1H!)0, the total investment In tho iMM-t-susnr industry has grown to over JMO.iKNMiOi), while the urea of sugar-boot Hi-Ids has grown from l',100 acres in 18!W to over !J«,<HW laws. _In England lost year nearly 7,'>0,000 fillers wore so badly dilted and tul- dresscd that they could m livered nor returned. The delivered for but returned were very mnm-rous, and they hnd in- closures, nil told, of value considerably over W,noO,(IOO. Over •Jl.OlHl.lHJO of postal orders wore Issued, representing $130,000,000 in cash. The parcels going by pu reel-post to or from I he Continent numbered U. '.u>r be de- letters un- one reason or another safely to the writers ilarrlnges have fallen off 4,058 In Xew Jersey in the last year, according to the annual report of the State Board of Health. The total number of marriages lu tlio State during the last twelve mouths against 18.171 In 1897 ago is due to the passage last win-tor of a law which provides tlmt non-residents of the State who go there to 1* married must take with them affidavits from the parents of the woman. ime Instructive figures Indicative prosperity of Ireland are con- of tained in a government return. The deposits and cash balances In tho Irish Joint stock banks amounted fit the end of last June to no less than $194.865,000. This is the largest sum ever recorded for the June half year, and represents the highest point in an osceadlns scale observable for many years. The rate of Increase has been very marked during tlio last ten years especially, tho figures fffr this year showing an increase of over eight and a half millions sterling, as compared wjfh ISSSi; Tho deposits In postofflcc and trustee savings bunks are also the largest ou record, arnoumiug to J-JU,030,000. The increase during the year was $2,700,000. The Irish railway traffic receipt's for the first sis'mouths of 1808 exceed those for the corresponding ixn-iod of any previous year. Mr. Telsa's announcement that ho Is- prepared to destroy a ship with electricity from the shore without wires is of a piece with less remarkable things, imises the Xew York Commercial Ad- verMser. Of course the world will glvt it 'barely the attention of a contemptuous grin. But tho world has greeted many -electrical inventions the saine way, and afterward paid gladly for tho service they rendered. Many other inventions advanced far enough to be. shown as amusing toys and were then dismissed ns useless. But year* ot patient toil in the laboratory Laive converted Into useful engines those frivolous toys of the show room. Such was tho evolution of tho incandescent postotflco department, would not ho a Hrltlsh Institution If It, Were not. conservative ftml doiid to rldloulo, so tlio probability of reform there Is slip-lit. A very Interesting ooinmitnlcnMon from Cnttlnln Palrtloiigh on the Sir-rrn Loono tumble* IISIH Ix-en published by (bo British colonial olltee. It traces Uio late dlfllcultlos of the colony to the growing doKlro of the imttvo chiefs to tbrow off Hrlflsh rulo. nnd with It all wemblanco of civilization. The cessation of slavery has deprived tho !o- cnl iwtcntntes of tbolr priix'lpal sotm'o of Income, and Hie suppression of tin- most bnrbjirous pi-ncllccs l< I'll tl«! iKitlvos Were prone bun generated bitter niibnoHlty against the nilsKlonnrli'H who ri'poi-toil HHMII. That tlio hut fax was pjirlleiilnrly obnoxious to the people, or was oolliftrd In a manner cnl- iiibitcd to give special offense, Onp- taln Falrtlough emphatically denies. Within (he course of aii'illirr year Iho Miiluli will linvo boon drtvi'ii from the floudnn. ami 1trltlnh mpltal will was i,,. f,.,,;, to || )V( , B | ],, || 10 ,.,,ti, m Inchm- hail try in Hini i n i- Kl , nri-a, whl< h oomprlxox wvon luindrei! thousand scpfare milcrf of feri'ffor.v, think? the Ail.'inln Constitution. On Itils l.-rid i-otlon run b" productnl which If nbont equal In grndo to dial grown on our sen Ishmils nnd II can bo produced as n prli'h with which the sou-thorn planlers i-nniicit compi'to. The labor supply Is p.a'-tl- c.'illy niillinltifl. The Kicyptliiu I'clln- hln arc paid wages ranging fr.-im nil 1 • to fil'locn cen-iK n day, and they are very Indn.slflons workers. II serins. therefore, thnt 11. Is only :i (|ii< sllon <if thi'o when by growing cotton in this ten-lliT.v Kngland will be nblc not only to produce hor own supplies, but perhaps sell «o the niiinufaclui'ers of ibis cuiMitry at u less price than mir own planters cnn afford to grow cntlon. (Jcni-ral Stone says tlini Porto Klco Is full of waterfalls, which could furnish nlm.ist free power for ,-iil the troll, y roads which the Island could require, and polnls out that any iit- ti'ii'IH at niilro:iding in Put-to lUco tihould be by water power converted Into cli-ctricUy. TUe cost of coal is prohibitive of any largo scheme of transportation cither by slctim niil- rouds or by electric Ihios di.-rlviug tholr imwer from steam turnod dyniiinos. Certainly the prospect which <iouor»l Ktono holds out of the rapid development of our new iMissossioii after lln long years of sleepiness by t'.ie iinmc- dlato and extensive Introduction of ono of tho most recent tr!iiisjK>i-;,-itlon devices perfected by civilization is mi 'V 1 !', 1 "* 11K> "ttractlve one. It would bo cuviaiis If 13,1'13. as in a few years the trolley system's of I Ills shrink- i> or t o I!jco should be -the stimulus for our own country districts to put themselves into closer communication with tho world about t'licm. Club -.vomon talk much nonsense a.boiit men, especially about single mou. Xow here, for Instance, Is Mrs. I.illle Deveroaux Blake talking of taxing single men for the support of single women. Sho cannot be serious, though her words were not reported jokingly. If taxing bachelors would make them seek marriage women would bo tho first to cry out for deliverance from men actuated by such a motive. Most eligible bachelors already support In whole or In part one or more women relatives. Few single men, wo venture to say, can -be found who do not have dependent upon them a mother, or a sister, or a spinster nulit—not infrequently nil three and more. Men do not avoid matrimony merely for financial reasons. There are almost invariably other and deeper causes. Usually somo adorable woman is responsible. By marrying another she has helped make one or more "confirmed" bachelors. The solution of tho bachelor question undoubtedly rests with the women, but they ean- •oiot solve it by passing la.ws. Iteco/nt intercollegiate events have undoubtedly caused the unlearned public to wonder what becomes of the college undergraduates after they become too oU to play football. The question has been partly answered by Professor Schwab, of the Yale faculty, who has published the records of somo 7,000 Yale graduates during quin- quennial nerlods..for the last hundred How to I>re«R n Fowl. A fowl dressed nnd pressed Into Itw shape shown In the cut while still warm nnd Hod will present n plumper and more attractive appearance for a choice private trade than when dre»»cd in nny other way, snys tho Orange ,Tudd Farmer. Then, too, It Is in tho most convenient shape for going Into the pot tot boiling or Into the pun for roa^tlnjr. This can he soon nt n glnnce. Pick the birds carefully, wipe oft any discoloration with a moist cloth, singe carefully nnd remove any remaining pin feathers, ninl the bird Is ready for cooking. Customers appreciate getting poultry in Just this shnpo. The foot can bo left FOWJ. ATTRACTIVELY PHKPAKKD. on, but when customers have confidence In the one furnishing them poultry this is not necessary. Damp Bed!. At any time a damp bed Is to be avoided. In no household should the precaution of airing the bed linen be-V fore taking It Into use be omitted, and It will make the bed more healthy aud more comfortable If an Indian rubber" hot. water bottle, or a stone bottle cased In flannel, be put In just before bedtime. As a fln;il tsst of dampness in n bed, put a small looking-glass between the sheets. Leave It there for about five minutes, mid If It is then taken out with a cloud or mist upon its surface It Is a sure sign that the Itnan, Is not thoroughly dry. In such a case do not attempt to sleep between It, for damp bed linen Is a fruitful source of rheumatism and lung affections. Ham and! Here Is a new version oJ bam an& eggs. The end of a boiled ham, or a. ham that has passed tbe slicing stage, Is sometimes difficult to dispose of without waste. Chop very fine a cupful; mix with equal quantities of cracker or < fine broad crumbs and moisten to a soft paste with cream; put In a flat buttered dlah, take a small, round bottomed cot- '< fee cup and make depressions In the / mixture, break on egg In each, dot thi-" whole with bits of butter and place to, \ a good oven until the eggs are set Suf-' flclent for four persons. The ham and cracker should be made hot before put. * ting in the baking dish.—The Homestead. . . Sneered Nnt«. Put one pound of thoroughly rlp» , nuts and one pound of sugar Into 8, > stewpan with half a pint of water. Boli, \ over sf clear fire till the nuts sbo^f, ! signs of cracking In halves; then drain: them, and leave on the rack tlll'th»jt~T oughly dry. Then sift all tbe sugar from them through a wire sieve; puf'-'t this back into the pan with two tablespoonfuls of water, and enough cochineal to give a pretty pink color. BoQ* Jt up, put the nuts In, and keep stirring over the flre till they are dry and * crystallized. laimp and the scarcely seemed phonograph. They more fantastic and derful Jersey cow, Signal's Lily Flagg, Which lias the clmmploiiBhlp record of Hygienic Points in FfrUiwear. Some practical considerations In this line are present\ ^ by a recent writer, who Justly assorts 'hat such a thing as a natural female ft^it no longer exists. Tho Instep has -bueli contracted, the woll'Uiiirkod groat too has been so far obllte' 'ted as to leave the second ono In-UiB load, and the little toe has bec.n pinched and squeezed until It has become a kind of rudiment or supernu- uiorary. It Is the special development of the great toe that enables ina-u to stand erect and balance himself wtth greater ease. The further It is spread from the little one the greater prestige is given to the Individual, because more leverage Is gained, while the construction of tbe pointed toe la calculated to destroy the natural leverage of the foot converging the little and the great toes to a point; lu the natural foot, the great toe should continue lu a straight line from tho \toel. The popular style of shoes now In vogue Induces alteration and paralysis of tho small muscles of the foot, which has resulted iij a losp the proper elastic stop In the walk of many Individuals and this IH sutllcleiit unreal when they wore new than launching electric shocks through seawater seems now. The attention of the Swiss federal authorities has been directed recentIv to tlie Inadequate administration of the law for the protection of birds ot passage Mid song birds in the Canton of Ticliio. lu rhe migration seasons of tlio year tho destnioHoii of thew birds Increases to such iin extent tJiat lurks, starlings, lamdu'S, Hie titmouse, etc., are offered In liie public market* of Lugano and Ticliio for one franc the dozen, and arc served as a staple article of food oven in tho ch(»n|H>Ht restaurants. Tho birds In their south- wtard passsge are caught by nets, de- yoars. His table of percentages of post-collegiate pursuits is very interesting. In round numbers tho learned professions of law, medicine, divinity aud teaching cent, of tho absorb sixty-two per graduates of 'to-day,' and the poverty of the runil Jtnllans in the district servos as an additional Inducement for making a hasty proJlt from wholesale dcBtrux'Uon and o.p- ture. The evil Is notorious, and ono of long standing, although Swiss law forbids the use of snares, traps, nets, aud decoy birds. It I* now hoped that tlic- federal and cantonal authorities will rcco^pjge the uoccsajty of doalli promptly and uxomplarlly with t.l offi-iuloi-H. North of tiho Alp», Wrd llf is well protected throughout tlw < a n< whereas a hundred years ago they a I sorbed ninety-two l>er cent, while bu ness pursuits now claim thlrly-om- per cent., u gal list only six \wr cent. In (he earlier period; the ministry has dropped In tho century from thirty-nine to six or seven por cent., while teaching has Increased from throo to twelve por cent. As there Is no complaint In tiny part of the country of ;i scarcity -of lawyers or doctors or clergymen, tho change lu the post-graduate record of Yale must be taken as representing a response to general conditions of society. If the siimo figures hold good for other colleges it Indicates nn in- croaso in rho number of collogo-brod to prove tlmt business men gitlltcicul H college education docs not until its possessor for a business caroe^ Just a the nuunls of Congress and\ of t higher political ottices show \ 'ml does not dlsijmillfy him for su«-oss In Hfjf f How "Hoaest Injun" Origlaafed. How to Prolong Life, Dr. W. Klnnear, la the Humanitarian, says that right living will prolong human life almost Indefinitely, oi)d sumn up it long and able argument on the subject as follows: "To sum up; Avoid, all foods rich In tlie earth soils, use much fruit, especially Juicy, uncooked apples, and take dally two or three tuq-» blerfuls of distilled water with ab»ut ten or fifteen drops of diluted phosphoric acid In each glassful. Thus will: offT'ays be prolonged, old age delayed, health Insured." A Kitchen Hint. .n every kitchen there should be jry high chair or stool, and also a ory low chair. Plain ironing and much jther work can be done as well seated ou a high stool as standing, and at groat saving of strength to the The low chair is useful for for sitting to shell peas, or rants, when It Is convenient to have bowl oji one's lap Into which to put either one or the other whuu. separated from shells or stalks, Hickory-Nut Cuke. One cup of sugar, one-half cup ''" butler, one-half cup of milk, yolks c two i'gS' s and white of one, two cups o, flour, two toaspoont'lils of baking powder. Killing: one cup of sugar and four tablespoons of cold water boiled, until it threads. Add to this the well- bcaton whye of one egg and l)e(it thoroughly, then add 0110 cup of chopped hickory-nut meats. Kor Sprain*. If ankle, keep your sock on and fill It with dry flour; If knee, wrist or elbow, put tho Hour on a cloth and ivrap It up. It will ease the pain In a short time. I have tried it on m.v ankle and kuae. "Honest Injun" Is n iiame particu- Kach wus badly sprained, and I got Ira- } rlv nnni'onrlnto tn tlm piwl m*m in I .,, it,,*., ,.^n/.f *>..,...i *.nii> tn <tn,.u »»<,» ? objection against them.—New York Tribune. Cromwell'* Place in History. abundance of fhu btnls niv tbt! hoi? testimony tu tlio value of protoetlv laws whwi oflfoctlvoly admlnl»tarod. Aproiios of tho projioswl Interim tloniil ixjstul roforms auuuuuctHl re Cromwell Keik (juiot during the yoars coiitly from Washiugtou, It muj: ..,i.i«i. «i....i^ , ._ ( 1 in which Charles \\-an governing with out a iwrliiimom. Ho IH not hojml of n» rtwtotiug tlie iwynieut of shin luouuy nor evt«u u« iettliis ut doll n nee tlie ecoleWiiMilcnl courts. Clearly ho wrts no amWllous Hre-bj-aud, but n man uu- dor authority, whose aim It wo» to carry ob«dl«uce to thu utino»t llmlls con- Ig why, for. flw »l«U>at; wl(jy>cr«6o<il duKv/' Thl«, nio,' ;tr«i»h over which, 'Uio jioBtpfliciJ do tjiut the /department has given uo tiitkmttUm o any Intcntiou to rectify th« mtm«rou absurdities which characterize come of Its regulations. Apparently -thu brltlHli poHtoitico, In the opinion of tlit oHH'iola, etui moke HO mistake. Tha of th«. tele le 1,047 pounds 0 ounce*, or butter, In, one year. The put U reproduced from a 4r»wlog from llfp mrfde.by Mr. Ooanell, for the Country of H4 umn, and d/a-J j,xarluiMS|>f jiirlsdlctJou, Corn In O*r«i«ny. ot ik#%,<)j», that now «oei weekly to Burope iti for the German farmer, two r the armer ha* be»« learitlril how to fesd If corn W hi* ntovlt. It, )# wttltuated thero w||l be a yearly market for , ot American com tor thin purptot* In tb* German ajrJ- K trlc!tiMpn», J-wripuil/tJw r uln dud flpal;i In bis pro-.- fcoter-U regdrde4.au one word, au<j \ bositntions tju brMUc wkb <.>stiu>. ssltpotr* as two,, Edgu UJI1 (Wver- nirthorltyj ' ' ..".'"" pool) counts a« two wwd»? Edgfe Hill .his «m«»rviit-lve-'augtko to b4«rty '(Warwickshire) as one. West Derby combined with rettglou liiUu-l l« two words; Wfwt Klrby |« one. . , _ e w^d,urt a* w«JJ »jMhe cwxl,. I FUJj m»rjk.«.t ta one word, but. cattle Oromwell w*«« 4 wr riipwwsatwtlviB jof market Js two. Alme. B'Owuy |^ oui> " ' " ' worxl! Mm«. d'Alb«ny Is two. the buW«\r iMirt ot tJugiaud; none tho when once bli r«lucl«uf« I $<tld I* one word wltb (Jio Pastern Jo wt*p forward >nid v«ul»h«d he wjui f Teletre-iiii OWe Coniptuiy, but wlfch Of aUwluJwtorlbg heavy uJows I tho BujjJI»h Uoneral I'o«toffice it U , . . . wbo btopWl tlie wwy two t w * Ironworks ts one word, »t«fl- pmUMenUr er«u for:-'b.ta patienoe, aud I work* J» two, coffw mill, broadcloth, own U« hud broken with I fl*urwhead are eacb one word; l>ul augwhwtd, poppr mill, teai-loth mv reckoned us two word*. Upatulrs u larly appropriate to the red IIK-II In the Canadian Northwost. Acconllng to recent troubles In that region they strictly observe the Jaw of cache, anil any passer-by may hung part of his possessions on tho limb of n inn- and purmio his Journey. When ht> returns h<! will ilnd his cache uudlHiurbotl. Ofttlmos hunlein, over burdeu- od, hang their rlfloM upon a tree and oomo back for them perhaps a week later. So strict Is tho Him drawn In the minds of Uio natives between mediate relief from palii in each case, and have not suffered any from them since. U took some time for them to get well and strong again. A rieunuiit Tooth Powder. Ten luaspooufuls precipitated chalk, three (OHBpooufuU) .powdered borax, three teaspoonfuls powdered orris root; niK'-hnlf toiiKpoouful myrrh. TUesu cau he piircliatied at any drug store and cost but little. One may ask for "prepared" rod" c-hulk If preferred, Tbe druggist will understand and give ex- could be left, and when turned ho would nnd It unmolested. I chocolate/ A cacho of provision Is not, how Two eup» of sugajvone cup of butter, ever, considered so sacred, and an In- Ove eggs (reserving whlws of two), uu» dlan, If hungry, fools tJiat he violates ''"I 1 of sweet uiBk, two teaspooii? tif 10 laws of possession If he helps him- ha-klng [wwduu- tliroo a.ud oueihalf self to enough to satisfy his hunger. scant cups of «our. Buko In actuary If Ihesu KtBtemsnts of travollem can loaves and froot Wltli tbe whites of tw* Ui-relied upon the origin of tho phras<. vgg». wi« an* ono-bnl.f cqui of now Injuu" l« iviuilly for.—New York World. l aud two 6limirck'« Oritviace*. that Blmnarck died wllh 1 now tlmu on*' prea* grievance, per- sugur, grated I of vanllu. Aunt Throe egg*, one aud a-half sugar, half a cup of butter, one tfhe past no going back w»» any longer I augwhwtd, powMUe tor Win. ' Our aueeitorr have traveled tbe Iron •ye; th« golden 1* before u».-8t, Pierre. one word, dowuvtalr* Is two. abwrdltte* are grow, but tbe Such tups tbe grc'ultmt was that he did not I sweet milk, three toaapoonful* c .$$. omaud }0,000,000,000 franca ludem- I baking powder, -spice to UMte, |WF-'—'• Ity from France Instead of 6,000,000,-1 to roll. An unfailing reclm. JO, One who knew him says: "JJe I ., ~ " -~~^ 5,00<l,000,000 fraucn would . , WM ' w«»hlu«M>«i • Mirror, A family at Warren-ton, iBfJves dally lu a large m| fore which Ueorge WuaUug^u) regularly make hit* tvllet. bad M some tli1u,v-avo red It at a tutle of fect« of haurtiK ttejJieiv of tbe gu>«< bleed poor France to death, and when they were so promptly paid he luetu- phorlcaJly kicked himself all ovor Kuropc. He felt that he had beuu out- wlttt'd, utid the feeling made him ex- cerdlugly ueimliivo on tbe nubjeot."— New York Preiw.

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