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TIIOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR
EDGE FI ELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, feilPTEMBER 9. 1896.
VOL. LXI. NO. 33
TUE BACIN? OSTfllCff. ?
I The American Anti-viviseotioa So
elety has declared that hydrophobia
ts a myth.
Over 2,000,000 people io the United
States hare taken oat regalar life ia?
surance polioies, whioh are nov ia
Arizona is the sixth largest political
division in the United States, embrac
ing an area of 113,000 square miles, or
A nice old lady put $1700 into a
Maine savings b?nk in 1872. The
other day the administrator drew out
$5140.92. But what good did that do
the nice old lady ?
In Scotland the proportion between
fishermen and the rest of the popula
tion is one in every seventy-six; ia
Ireland, one in every 216; in England
?nd Wale?, one in every 612.
There was recently a considerable
stock of coffins sold by auction in
Brussels. A number of thrifty Bel
giana, who realized that such another
chance might not occur, bought cof
fins for themselves and put them away
Georgia has already become thc
peach orchard of the world. Within
a few years the number of peach trees
in the State has grown until the orch
ards count their trees no longer by
hundreds and thousands but by hun
dreds of thousands.
Nuokolls County, Nebraska, offers a
bounty for wolf scalps. The other
day soma bad Kansas man caught a
litter of young wolves, took them
nc ross the line and killed them in front
o.f the Nuokolls Courthouse. As thc
wolves were clearly killed in the
county, the bounty was paid on them.
Ono of the leading papers of Mad
rid is authority for the statement that
Spain has squandered no less than
819,321,000 in her effort to subdue the
Cubans. Since the outbreak of the
present revoluion she has sent upon
this fruitless errand of subjugation as
many as forty generals, 562 chiefs,
&' GS captains and lieutenants, 112,560
corpora's and soldiers, 143 cannons,
150,000 rifles, 5000 bayonets, 23,000
cases of canister shot, 61,873,338 cart
ridges and 72,326 kilogram* of pow
der. Notwithstanding this gnomons
penditure of money anc. eapplios,
advantage over that of (Juba during .
the eighteen months. "The Cubans
are making a brave fight," exclaims
tho Atlanta Constitution.
Lady Burton's will is a curious
document. She gave orders ?hat after
her death a doctor Ghouid pierce her
heart with a needle ; she was then to
oe enbalmed in a curious way and
placed by the side of her husband in
the tent at Mortlake. She had bought
a vault, however, and left directions
that in case a revolution should break
ont in England that aimed at the
desecration of the dead, her body and
her husband's shall be placed ia the
vault. The strangest provision, how
ever, in view of the loyal manner in
which his wife stood by Sir Richard
Burton during his lifetime, is that by
whioh Mr. Coote, Seoretaxy of the Na
tional Vigilance Society, the English
Anthony Comstock, is made a literary
trustee for Burton's works, and is
directed not to allow an indeoent or
:oarse word to be issued in connection
with the publication of his books. It
was by Mr. Coote's advice that ehe
burned her husband'* "Scented
Garden," fer which she had been of
fered $30,000, and another work fox
whioh $8000 was to be paid.
j The number of foreign estates await
ing American inheritors does not di
minish, though the inheritors never
enter in and possess them, remarks
the New York Tribune. They vanish
on approach like the end of a rain
bow showing where the pot of gold is
buried. The last one to tarn up is
appraised at $80,000,000, and is
claimed by representatives of the
Holt family, resident here. It date?
back about two hundred years, the
nest egg having been laid by a Lord
Chief Just ic 3 of the reigns of William
III. and Queen Anne. It lay in the
piokle vat of chancery something like
one hundred and fifty years, and then
heirs-at-law began to appear, bat the
only thing certainly known of them is
that none of them ever got anything,
and nobody has yet succeeded in lo
cating any of the property. Still tho
present American claimants are cer
tain it is there, and their lawyer as
sures them that they have a good case.
They will, no doubt, be called upon to
advance some money to carry on in
vestigations, and when that is spent
they will be asked for more. So long
as enough ia forthcoming to keep the
cogs and sprockets of the acting attor
ney well oiled, the property will con
tinue to present an alluring aspect,
but - after that it will go into the
eclipse of chancery again, and remain
occulted for another hundred years or
io. Perhaps another crop of fools
may turn up by that time ready fox
another grab at the Fortunatas
purse of the old Chief Justice, and if
so, unless things change materially ia
the interval, they will find plenty of
?awr?rs to encourage them. _ :
INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION AT
STOCKHOLM NEXT MAY.
The.Four Northern Countries, Swe
deii, Norway, Denmark and
Finland, Will Join to
Make It a Success? . *..
ONE of the leading events in
Europe next summer will be
the great Scandinavian Ex
position, which opens in
Stockholm, Sweden, next May, tc con
tinue until October. For almost the
first time in history the four northern
countries-Sweden, Norway, Denmark
and Finland-speaking in part a com
mon language and having for over fif
teen centuries been historically con
nected, both as allies and foes, having
a close relationship in the folk-lore,
INDUSTRIAL AND MANUFACTURES V
-traditions, poetry, music and the
traits that distinguish the descendants
of the old Norsemen-are found
united as one Nation for a peaceful
rivalry in the pursuits ol art, science
The distinguishing trait of tho
Scandinavian character in reflection,
and the idea of this exposition, the
greatest and most complete ever
planned in any European country,
with the exception of the Paris ex
positions, has required .more than
OSCAR H., KING OF SWEDEN,
twenty-five years to find a realization,
it having been first suggested in 1870.
Dnring this quarter of a century it
has been talked about, written about,
been the pet subject of royalty, states
men, artists, men of affair? and the
people generally. The promoters
have bad a herculean task before them.
National jealousies and idiosyncrasies
had to be overcome, a thousand and
one objections arose, but finally every
difficulty was smoothed over and plans
and details agreed on. The beauty of
the buildings as they are now rapidly
assuming form, the situation of the
exposition and tbe enthusiasm shown
by the Nationalities interested, all
make promise that the exposition will
bc in every way a success.
It is no exaggi-ratior? to stato that
the influence of the World's Fair at
Oh'oago on the future expositions of a
similar nature in Europe in an archi
tected sense can never be fully esti
mated. Of the large expositions since
tho World's Fair closed which have
taken place or are to take ploce in
Europe at a future date-the Bor
deaux, the Buda-Pesth, the Berlin, tho
Malmo, the Swiss, and now the Stock
holm Exposition-all show in their
artistic and architectual planning a
certain indescribable influence from
the white dream city of 1893, while
still adhering to each country's in
dividual taste in art. In former
European expositions tho mle was to
gather everything under ono roof, but
now they seem to recognize the idea
that separate building?, while increas
ing the preliminary expensee, add to
tho beauly and attractiveness of thc ex
position and also increase the rey
At Stockholm the Industrial aud
Manufactures Building will occupy a
space of 5U0 square feet. The towers
ART PALACE AND MACHINERY U
will have a height of 160 feet, two of
them being provided with elevator?.
The other buildings-such as tho Art
Palace, tho Northern Museum, the
Electrical, Military, Naval, Hist?rica*,
Miuo?, Horticultural, Agricultural and
Transportation Buildings-will all be
of a &i?e to give a harmonious appear- t
ance to the whole group of buildings.
The Art Palace and the Fishery Build
ing are already completed; the Manu
factures Building and Machinery Hall
will be finished before winter sets in,
and the remaining buildings will all
be completed before next March. Tho
grounds will be laid out with all xha
skill of tho landscape gardener's art
aided by nature.
Another important event of tho ex
position period will be tho dedication
of the new Boyal Opera House, a mag
nificent strnctnral pile, even in com
parison with the Grand Opera Houso
in Paris. Stockholm has been called
the Venice of tho North; and, in
truth, no capital in Europe is more
beautifully situated. The exposition
has been placed in the handsomest
part of tho suburban park-like sur
roundings. In a general view of the
Stockholm Exposition the beauty of
the location is at once seen. With its
two sea fronts, one on the Deergarden
Park Sound and the other on the salt
[JILDING -STOCKHOLM EXPOSITION.
water of the Gulf of Bothnia, and its
charming continuance to the royal
park of the Deergarden, it will be not
alone an exponent of Scandinavian art
and industry, but also an exponent of
Swedish ls.ndssape nature for which
Stockholm is celebrated throughout
The exposition will have two prin
cipal entrances, ono by the new boule
vard over :ho Deergarden Bridge, and
the marine entrance from the harbor.
Coming in by the Deergarden en
trance, a vast plaisance laid out with
lawns, f o an tains, and flower beds
meeta tho eye. Straight ahead in the
^4?Vtt?ym?mw-r*~i)*?< yigt jonque,
front of ide Manufactures Building,
with its towers and dome. Broad
avenues cross the plaisance, leading
to the various places and buildings.
On a terrace close by the idyllic sound
is situated the principal restaurant
building. Following the sound prom
enade to Framnas, tho Fishery Build
ing is seen, and a more suitable place
could not have been found. Bui't
partly in the sound, it is surrounded
by a pontoon bridge, forming a charm
ing marino promenade. Further out
in the souud has been constructed au
artificial cavern on the bottom of the
sound, which will be one of the great
attractions of tho exposition. Descend
ing to the bottom of the cavern tho
visitor will, through the electrically
lighted waters, through the windows
of the cavern, obtain an insight into
the existence of the fauna and tho liv
ing creatures of the deep.
The Art Palace will no doubt he
architeclually the most beautiful of
CHOWN PIUXi'E OF SWEDEN*.
the buildings. Erected in Moorish
style, its marble-like wails reflected
in the grand canal at its side, with its
rich mural decorations, and the con
trasting with its close neighbor, the
Machinery Hall, it will form an at
tractive architectural group. Tho in
terior of the Art Palace in the space
reserved for sculpture, fill be laid
out as a tropical garden, in which the
marble treasures will find a suitable
?ALlj-STOCK HOLM EXPOSITION.
frame, doing away with tho conven
tional museum-like appearance.
From the garden pillared entrances
will lead to the rooms reserved for
pictures. The art exhibition will be
universal. The most famous French,
Italian} German, English and Ameri
can art?d? will be represented. Prince
Eogene, Duke of Nerika, the young
est son of King Oscar, himself a
prominent landscape painter, is the
chief of the art section, and recently,
while in Paris he <uet some of the most
famous of tho American painters, .and
they made tho Prince tho promise to
exhibit at Stockholm next summer.
The Princo also stated that he intend
ed to visit the United States during
tho fall to invite American artists and
owners of private galleries to exhibit
during the exposition. Tho Prince is
very democratio in his manners and
tastes, and, while ho may visit New
port, he will expect to be received
only as a private gentleman, frowning
on all attempts to make fuss and
feathers of his royal rank.
The exposition will ?Iso hare a po
litical significance, as next year King
Oscar will celebrate tho twenty-fifth
anniversary of his reign as ruler of
Sweden. The jubilee will be the oc
casion of a grand demonstration on the
part of the Swedes, and also by the
royal families cf Europe, who have all
signified their intention to visit
Stockholm during the jubilee period.
King Oscar has, of course, taken a
great interest in the exposition, both
as an artist and as the ruler of the
country. As Director-General of tho
exposition, the King appointed Mr
Arthur Leffler, the royal Swedish Com
missioner to the World's Fair. The
President of the exposition is Baron
Tamm, the Governor-General of
Stockholm, and tho Secretary is the
well known journalist, Thore Blanche.
In the United States thousands of
Swedes are making arrangements to
visit Sweden during the exposition.
Of the societies going over, the most
important will be the American Union
of Swedish Singers, of which Lyran,
of New York, and tho Glee Club, ol
Brooklyn, are prominent members.
The President is Mr. Charles K.
Johansson, editor of theSwedieh news
paper in New York, Nordstj?rnan.
Tho nnicn will be the official bearer*
of congratulatory addresses to King
Oscar from the Swedish-Americans.
New York Times.
Largest Mau in the Worl'.
Mr. Wilkin?, an American who re?
ceutly exhibited himself in the Or
pheura, the m^st fashionable variety
theatre in Vienna, has been pro
nounced by tho anatomists of the Vi
enna University, with Dr. Zucker
kandl at their head, the largest man
of whose size there was a scientific
record. Especial weight is given to
THIS MAX 13 EIOHT FEET TALL.
this declaration of the Vienna profes
sors becauso tho Vienna Anatomical
Museum possesses the largest human
skeletons, and the founder of this in
stitution, the lalo Hofrath langer,
and his successor, Dr. Zuckerkandl,
are considered tho highest authorities
on the suoject of giants. They pro
nounced Mr. Wilkins remarkable, not
only on account of bis great size, bnt
also because his development is en
tirely normal, while, as a rule, giants
aie not well proportioned and they of
ten suffer J rom 6ome weakness. In
parting tho professora told him that if
he would examine the skeletons of the
museum he would soon be convinced
ol his own superiority; The horrors
of the grave need never worry him,
for, unless he makes special provision
ngainst it, his skeleton is most certain
ly destined to ornament somo anatom
ical museum. Ho is eight feet tall,
and our engraving gives a very good
idea of his height, for here he is shown
standing beside his impresario, a man
live feet ten inches tall.
A B&jnboir Face.
Astrangecr.c? in which heal doc
tors), as well as scientists from the sur
rounding country, are interested ia
that of Clement ?Smith, colored, of
Belvidere, N. J., who drives the pub
lic ice wagon at that place. As the
sky changes the face of tho colored
man takes ou a different hue, and it is
said that his face is. slowly assuming
the hues and colors of the rainbow.
Tho iloctors who have examined tho
man say they ere puzzled, and the
only explanation they C3n give for the
strange freak of nature is that it is
caused by the chemical action of the
sun's rays on the ice which is handled
by Smith duly. Mrs. Smith, the
mother of the young man, tried io
wash thc lint's from his face, but could
not do so. shu is superstitious, as ie
ber husband, und fears something is
going to happen to hv.r ton, but he
gees about his work as usual, not
minding the attention he is attracting.
We Fat loo 31 neb ?Salt.
A writer in one of our medical jour
nals calls attention to the fact that the
excessive use of salt is a most common
dietetic error, and yet one which,
curiously, is seldom referred to by
writers upon dietetics. The conclu
sion drawn from observations made
by Boussingault is that the use of
chloride of sodium, or common tait,
by human beings is rather a matter ol
habit than of necessity, nature havi.ng
probably exhibited the same wisdom
in regard to the amount of chloride of
sodium placed in our food as with
reference to the other salts required
by the system.
Emperor William's latest fad is
telegraphy, and he is spending several
hours a week learning to send mes
sages by dots and dashes. He baa al
ready made con^i lerable progrees ai
an operfttQr of the key. I
lt THE SEASON'S COMPOS
ITE GIRL IS WEARING.
Hie .Latest Hat ls Trimmed With
Paradise Feathers-A Feather
Season Coming-New Cy
* clins Costume.
OT all the composite girls of
the season, writes Margary
Daw, of the New York Press,
have the broad hats, the full
neck niching, the low twisted hair,
but |eaoh charmer affects one or an
other of these fancies, and the charmer
is ae] you see.
In detail, the chapeau which I should
think even a wild Indian would reeog
nbo to be modish, is of shrimp pink,
fine chip. Its trimmings are white
moline over shrimp pink moline,
knotted and twisted, to encircle the
crown. Two mercury wings are caught
lightly to the crown on either side at
tho front. And white bird.'of paradise
tali i flutter a-down the crown and
bri n at either side. The cache -peigno
is >f white roses without foliage, but
ab< unding in tender pinkish bads.
The bird of paradise craze is devel
oping rapidly. Women who care at
allai they are the causo of inflicting
cruel deaths in the feather kingdom
will refuse to wear them, and all'other
dead birds. But many women do not
mind at all; others will not take the
tMnble to find it out. According to
affiance hints, the next is to bo a
leather" season unless we, of the
tn anet wearing sex, refuse to decorate
'OJ raelves with little corpses.
True, these' already are upon the
cc inters, and those which yet will be
pl |ced there for the fall trade are just
ai dead as though no one, for humane
reasons, refused to buy them. But
never in the world's history would an-'
6 ber songster be slaughtered for dec
ex ating women's bair if tto fair sex
ionld refuse to yield their lovely
lads for burial purposes.
;It is a late fashion io trim sailor
Its with wreaths of shaded roses,
lom pink to deep red is a favorite
bmbinatioD. So are those from pink
THE SEASON'S 0051
Buds are used, but leaves are not in
this new fashion. A high knot of
taffeta ribbon emphasizing thc tone in
the flowers which the wearer wants to
bring out is placed at the iront or side
back. And there aro cachc-peignes
or more of tho roses.
Sailors thus decorated are for demi
VEILS rHAI ARE FASHIONABLE.
It ia now considered necessary to
wear a veil on ill occasions, and to be
really chic two should be worn-ono
of dotted net, Tvbito or black, put ou
dose to the face, and another of chif
fon or mousseline, put on loosely
around the hat and hanging in waving
folds. At present the plain brown is
considered tho smartest of all, but
there are many pretty varieties in dark
blue- with tho embroidered dot. There
aie also chifl?n veils in the dark colors
wi" ich have white or black chenille
dots, and the plain white or black net
with the dots also are equally fashion
able. The sheer veils without dots
;ave the skin somewhat from tho dust
ind sunburn, and they are made thin
enough not to be very warm, while
the fashion of pinning then loosely
also helps to make it possible to wear
them in the very hot weather. Red
lace veils are occasionally seen worn
on the broad shade hats-the old fash
ioned tambour laces so fashionable
many years ago. Many of these sre
heirlooms, and hare that soft yellowish
color that old lace carefully pucked
?way for years possesses, and which it
is impossible to get by any artificial
STYLISH ATT?MN COATS.
The cloths best liked for the autumn
coats are the smooth surfaced ones in
mode, heliotrope, stem and hunter's
green, dull olive, Mazarin, deep gar
net, tobacco brown, dove gray, steel,
dull red, and, occasionally, black. In
the rough cloths navy blue, hunter's
green, golden brown ond black are
noticed. The autumn coat is both
made and trimmed simply. Strapped
seams, although a few are seen, are
not given the seal of approval by the
best tailors. Large buttons, of smoked
pearl or gutta percha, are used for the
actual purpose of fastening, but on
the plain cloth jackets fnw fancy but
tons are noted.-Ladich'Home Journal.
FOB THE WHEELWOMEX.
jp this new cycling costume the
skirt is of gendarme-blue cloth, most
ingeniously constructed, and arranged
in such a way that although it is in
renn cy a urviuea nain UL IUD IUUCU
comfortable Uae all the ap
pearance . a full walking skirt when
seen off the machine. The knicker?
bookers aro made all in one with the
skirt, and fastened into the same
KEW CTCLISG COSTUME.
waistband, further security being
effected by an elastic strap, which
passes through the knickerbockers
and holde tbe Bkirts firmly in place.
The coat is fastened with fancy bat
tons, and finished with a blue velvet
collar, edged with a narrow white
piping, and beyond that again a strap
ping of cloth.
DEBUT OF THE SMALT SLEEVES. 9
The small sleeve has had aB hard a
fight to regain favor as its larger sis
ter had several ?sons ago. Capes
have had their u.\ , ami with the ad
vent of winter the small sleeve with
its added convenience for getting on
and off coars will surely come.
MATERIAL FOB BKIRTS.
It is said that fine, smooth semi
lustrous black wool material will be
the most popular fabrics for autumn
and winter skirts. Fine serges, twills
ot various sorts, henrietta, Eudora
and similiar goods are mentioned for
favor, mid certainly if tho enormous
demand for these is any guide to ?go
by, the tide of fashion has set in this
direction. A fair sprinkling of camels'
hair fabrics is in demand, and eerta.n
ly every woman who has worn those
goods realizes their value.
TAFFETA Cf PLACE OF DRESDEN.
Dres.len ribbon has become too com
mon that fastidious women have en
tirely abandoned its use in favor of
plain taffeta or double-faced sabin
Sad art Tul youngDoDnls MeCanee,
Ot a whipping! staadagood chance;
But I guess it won't hurt.
For there's boards in my shirt,
And I've got on jus-, s'xpairs of pa ts.
Upsetting a L'opular Theory.
After analyzing various qualities ol
il our Mr. Pirard inform? the Paris
Aoidemy of Science that the common
belief that iiuo white bread has less
' nutritive power than coar3e brown
j bread is wrong, as both tho fine and
j cjarse breads contain practically the
I saran amounts Qf gluten and of pbos
Hitched to n> Sulky and Able to Cover
the Ground Like tbe Wind.
This ostrich does not hide his head
in thc sand, as his forebears used to
do on the plains of Timbuotoo.
He is a dead game sporting ostrioh
from the Rockie?. He carries a bit in
his month and does his running be
tween the thills of a racing sulky.
When he puts his head anywhere, it
is in a manger cr under the wire in
front of a judge's stand.
He is the pioneer of ostrich racing,
which, his trainer thinks, is the popu
lar sport of the future.
Tho birthplace of ^rst-rate
sporting idea is Den? . the man
with whom it originated contends
THE OSTRICH THAT 13 A PACER.
that if there wero ostriches in plenty,
o Urica racing could be made as profit
able an attraction as horse racing and
could be maintained at much smaller
He has a vision of ostrioh trainers
and jockeys traveling over the "cir
cuit'' of the future, with "strings" of
swift feathered bipeds, grooms and
exercise boys. He hears m his dreams
the layers of odds crying "Timbuctoo
Bird 2 to 3 on ; Alagazan Bird 1 to 3
and out !" He foresees long delays at
the post, fleeting "fields" of big os
triches vanishing past the grand stand
in clouds of dust, and the snap shot
men pressing the button .t the fin
ishes, while thousands cheer and the
great birds cackle.
And just to take time by the fore
lock, and be in the gamo in season to
make the early winning, he has broken
this one long-limbed, rangy and full
wibded ostrich to harness, and has
him coursing in front of a feather
weight sulky twice a day.
This particular ostrich-the first of
all racing ostriches-is one of the
features of the menagerie at Elitch's
Garden, on the Kighlauds of Denrer.
Ei itch's is a place patterned after the
gardens of tho Old World. Yon might
fancy there that you were in Vienna
The man who drives the racing os
trich has never yet had courage to get
the bird fully extended, BO'nobody,
even around Denver, where the Btrsnge
establishment is a familiar si#ht,
knows jost how badly the ostrich
could sh atter the pacing records if he
had a chance to try.
Inventions Without Patent*.
If you look back on the history of
human progress you will find that none
of the ?rest epoch-making inventions
has ever been patented. The man who
lit the first fire, whether Prometheus
or the party from whom he stole the
ideo, did not get a patent for it.
Xeither did the man who made the
first wheel-in every sense one of the
iv ott revolutionary inventions in the
history of man. The same thing may
lie said of thc invention of soap, can
dles, gunpowder, umbrellas and the
mariner's compass, or, to come down
to onr own day, of the steam engine
and the electric telegraph.
There is a general notion that if you
did not protect inventions by means
of patents, inventors wo lld cease to
invent, aud material progress wonld
come to a standstill. But history does
not bear this out in the least. Men
with great mechanical gifts* do not ex
ercise them solely with a view to com
mercial profit any more than astrono
mers search the heavens for new worlds
with an eye to registering patents and
floating companies on the results of
their discoveries. -London Truth.
Charles Quimby and his wife of
Sandwich, N. H., aged ninety-two and
ninety-one years, died within a few
hours of each other. They had been
married seventy years, and their seven
children, the youngest being about
fifty years old, are all living. There
had not been a death in the immedi
ate family of the aged couple in sixty
Aleut a Kangaroo Cat.
Did you ever hear of a kangaroo
A<? you'll see from the picture, it's
really a cat. It has fur like a cat, it
purs like a cat, and it can catch mico
and rats. But it sits up on its hind
legs like a kangaroo, has a long stout
tail and jumps like a kangaroo. Its
nose is long, almost like that of a
shepherd dog. A man who lives in
A KANGAROO CAT.
Oak Park bought a kangaroo cat when
it was a kitten, and at the age of six
weeks it oould jump rasily to the top
of a high board fence. They are
rather rare in this corni try, and if you
have one of them you may consider
yourself fortunate.-Chicago Record.
The tramways, omnibuses and un
derground railways in and around Lon
don, within a radius oi rive miles,cavry
each year, it is calculated, about 453,
000, MO passengers.
MOTHERS READ THIS.
1 Foi' Flatulent Colic, Diarrhoa, Dysen
tery, Nausea, Coughs, Cholera In
faatum, Teething Children, Cholera
Morbus, Unnatural Drains from
the Bowels, Fains, Griping, Loss of
Appetite, Indigestion and all Dis
eases of the Stomach and Bowels.
PITTS CARMINATIVE e
Is the standard. It carries children over
the critical period ol teething, andi
ls recommended hy physicians ns
the friend of Mothers, Adults and
Children. It is pleasant to the taste,
and never fails to give satisfaction.
A few dose* will demonstrate its su
perlative virtues. Price, 25 eta. per
bottle. For sale by druggists.
) by druggists. ?A
TO RETAIN COLOR.
Xi yon desire tb retain the color in
any wash material, be careful to soak
it thoroughly in cold water before you
give.it out for washing. If calicoes
are washed in cold water, dried and
ironed, the colors become fast and
thereafter you need havo no fear when
yon send them out to be laundered.
You may demonstrate the efficacy of
cold water in this respect by dpiping
a piece of cloth in ink. Wash it in
cold water and yon will find that the
ink retains all its pristine blackness ;
dip it in hot water and it will becomo
TO MAKE SODA WATER. *
Soda water is made by dissolving
common carbonate of soda iu water
and adding tartaric acid. A strong
effervescence ocours, due to the escape
of the carbonic acid of the carbonate
of soda, leaving in solution in thc
water the tartrate of soda formed by
the union of the soda and the tartaric
acid. This effervescing liquid, with a
piece of ice in it, makes a refreshing
drink in hot weather and acts as u
mild aperient. Common soda water,
as sold, is plain water charged with
carbonio acid gas in a maehine in
whish this gas is made by treating
maible dust, carbonate of lime, with
sulphuric aoid, oausing a largo evolu
tion of carbonio acid and leaving the
lime in combination with the sul
phuric aoid as sulphate of lime.-New
TO STAIN A FLOOR.
Carpets and large rugs m a summer
cottage are a great nnisanoe, and it will
be found muoh cooler to stain the
floor. The following processes for
staining wood blaok is vouched for by
the Scientific American :
It consists in painting the wood
consecutively with copper sulphate
solution (1 per cent) and alcoholic
aniline acetate (equal part of alcohol
and acetate). A very durable black
and the nearest approach to real ebony
is readily obtained by moistening the
surface of the wood with difnted sul
phuric aoid (1 to 20), and subsequent
ly applying heat. A temperature of
sixty to ninety degrees C. suffices in a
few minutes to produce the desired
An excellent blaok was obtained in
this way on beech, baja and boxwood,
while a second treatment with the
acid was necessary in tho caso of
cherry, walnut and birch.
With oak, ash and apple the results
were not so good. The process ia es
pecially adapted to small articles.
Swiss Sandwiches-Mix equal parts
of grated Swiss cheese and chopped
English walnut meat. Season slight
ly with salt and cayenne. Spread be
tween thin slices of bread, slightly
buttered, and cut in fancy shaper.
Bananas with Current Juice-Cut
the bananas an inch thick, place on a
dish and sprinkie over sugar, one
tablespoonful to four bananas; then
add the juice of a cupful of currants.
Prepare the night before and set in a
Green Corn Soup-Tako six ears of
corn, cut the corn off thc cob and put
in a stewpan with a quart and a piut
of sweet milk ; lot it boil gently for
half an hour, then add one tablespoon
ful of butter, a teaspoonful of salt and
half a saltspoonful of white pepper.
Avena Gems-Take one and one
half cups of cold cooked "avena."
Season with a saltspoon of salt (if none
was used in cooking), add two-third*
cup of milk (part cream is better) and
white flour to make quite a stiff bat
ter. Beat weil, drop in hot gem pms,
bake quickly. They are light, tender,
sweet and very palatable.
Hashed Veal-Chop line cold roast
veal, or veal cooked in any styl s will
do. Moisten with two tablespoonfuls
of veal' gravy or water. "When hot
break into it four eggs, if you have a
cupful of veal, if not half a cap of lino
stale bread crumbs will arswer nicely
to make the quantity. Stir the eggs
until cooked, add a tablespoonful of
butter and a teaspoonful of chopped
parsley, if likod. Serve quickly.
Savoy Cakos-Beat together for
twenty minutes the yolks of six eggs
and one-half of n pound of powdered
sugar. When light and thick add oue
half of a pound ol sifted pastry flour,
the grated rind and juice of one lemou
and four ounces of corn starch. Whip
the whites of the eggs to a stiff, dry
froth and carefully cut them in. Bake
in a quick oven in finger molds that
have been buttered, then dusted with
flour and sugar.
Tomato Farci-Ont four tomatoes
in halves, place them in a frying pan,
the open side down, in one-half inch
deep of hot fat. Move them about
until they are cooked a little tender.
Lift them from the pan carefully and
place them side by ?ide in a baking
dish. Pour around th^m two table
spoonfuls of sweet oil, sprinkled with
a tablespoonful ot ohopped onion, one
ot parsley, a half-teaspoonrui of salt,
half a ealtspoonful of pepper and a
good pinch of cayenne. Bake in hot
oven twenty minutes and serve m same
Last year there were standing thir
ty-four tall buildings in New York.
This year forty-two new one3 are in
piocess of construction.
ON Egyptian monuments over tbreo
thousand years old there are repre
sentations of persons playing at a
g 114 ? of checkers..