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THOS. 1 ADAMS. PROPRIETOR.
EDGEE?ELD, S. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1892.
VOL. LVII. NO. 13.
IThe political badge manufaotur
have no reason to complain of 1
times. . _
Tampa, Fla., is banking on becc
fog the metropolis of the State,
has now a population of 30,000.
? Scottish Judge has decided tba
lt cycle is no more a vehicle than i
snake. An English Judge has c
.greed with him.
There is a grim humor about I
army worm's ravages in New Englai
The greatest amount of destruct]
at any one point is on the grounds
one of the agricultural colleges.
Mohammedan depositors in I
postoffice savings banks are enrichi
the British Government, as their
ligion forbids them to receive int
Iest. They insist on taking out
more than they pnt in.
Throughout Germany and Holla
rhcjevor girls can be employed
advantage they are taken in pr?f?res
to young men. At Mnnioh, Bayar:
the clerks and bookkeepers in t
banks are nearly all young and han
In Sweden the education of jonrni
ism ia treated as a function of the Stat
Under this system the young seri
develops his "nose for news" at t
expense of the taxpayers. In t
United States he has to hustle f
himself, but he gets there all t
. A mar is swindling farmers in Pen:
sylvania by means of a double-eu
fountain pen, one end of which 1
USPS in dr i wing up contracts for ha
vesting machinery and the others 1
presents for the farmers to use i
- putting their signatures to the doci
ment?. The ink of the contract fade
and a pronissory note is written in oy<
Colorado has a new millionaire i
the person of a Mr. Stoiber, who ht
expectations of rivaling the farnot
Mr. Stratton, ol the Independent
mine. Mr. Stoiber is a mining eng
neer by profession and for a lon
time lived very humbly with his wif<
who is his partner in business, in
I' little cabin noar Silverton. He no
? ha? an income of $800,000 a year an
has one of the handsomest homes i
^.-^ - 3 h I _na tixna^^f^Cha^eaton w ho ii
"side neer the beach have frequent!
observed that when the tide goes on
those who are at the point of dcat
expire. A gentleman was 'askin
whether or not the rising and the fall
ing of the tide had this effect upo:
it the dying in places removed from th
seacoast, and, if so, how far inland th
influence extended. There seems t
be no doubt in the minds of those wh
live on the seacoast that life become
extinct, especially in the case of oh
persons, when the tide has gone ont
Whether any scientific research ha
ever been made on this subject coule
not be ascertained. Every one, how
ever, almost without exception, whi
was spoken to knew that it was a fact
and tho very general impressioi
Boomed to be that it was caused bj
some elec trical force controlled by th?
coming in and going out of the water
Among the many international con
gr esses which will be held in Par it
during the exhibition in 1900, will b<
one which is to consider the advisa
bility of making a complete change ii
the calendar. It is proposed to aban
don altogether the present astronom
ical oalendar, and to adopt one whict
will be framed from a strictly prac
tical and commercial point of view.
By the new institution, the year will
have twelve months of exactly twenty
eight days eaoh and one of twenty
nine -flays, the latter to have thirty
days in leap year. With this system,
the days will come in each year al
ways on the same date, January the
1st being on a Monday, as also will be
tho 8th, loth, 22 J, and so on. But ii
thia is to be the same for each year,
the week in which the twenty-ninth
day of the thirteenth month falls will
be obliged to have an extra day with a
A society which exists in London
might well find a counterpart here,
suggests the New York Times. It is
benevolent in its character and its ob
ject is to improve the cookery and
- general domestic science of the poor.
This it does in various ways. One
is the circulation of simple receipts
for the preparation of food and brief
tracts containing the elementary
principles of sanitation. How to tell
fresh meat and fish alone has proved
of great benefit in more than one in
atance, for it is the alley and tene
ment housekeeper who are imposed
upon in these matters. It also assists
those who are anxious to become good
oooks and offers prizes for excellence
in cooking. In one way it resembles
our kitchen garden schools, but its
?cope is rather more catholic, and,
while it does not turn out suoh fin
ished and competent workers as thoaa
admirable organizations, it spreadi
the gospel over a wider field. The so
ciety, called the "Universal Cookery
ind Food Association," finds fund?
for its own members, and has tho pat
ronage of many titled persons, ?no-lud
?s < (he Baroness Burdett-Cou tte,
STORY OF THIS REVOLUTION
Christians Have an Army of 3.">,000
Men and Seek Independence
-Great Suffering in
PILLAGE, murder, massacre,
starvation and general desti
tution are words which rough
ly describe the conditions that
prevail in tho pretty isle of Crete.
Wicke? as are tho ways ot the Spanish
in Cuba, tho balmy island of the Medi
terranean is even in sorer straits, for
both oppressor and oppressed are lhere
the sufferers.. Revolution with no
semblance of system prevails, and
privation from nate ral causes is aug
mented by the desuetude in things
commercial and agricultural that ever
GROUP OF CHRISTIAN
accompanies the violent overthrow of
This Cretan revolution is not too
well understood by Americans. Peoplo
in tho United States think that Chris
tian Cretans ere daily butchered by
the atrocious Tnrks, who outnumber
them largely. This is nut true. The
Christian revolutionists have a pretty
well organized army of about 05,000
men, while the Turkish forces do .not
A CRETAN' IN NATIVE COSTUME.
count up more than half that number.
The Christians butcher the Turks as
often as they ore butchered by the
Turks, and the Sultan realizes that his
reign in the island is not powerful.
He has sent to Crete provisions and
money to bo divided evenly between
Christians and Turks. Bnt tho Cre
tans want independence, and aro dc
CANEA, THE CAI
termined to have it at all hazards.
They demand autonomy or annexation
to the Kingdom of Gr?ce.
A clear statement of thc status of
the revolutiou and the history that
led up to it may serve to clear up the
confusion of ideas concerning thc
movement that prevails in the minds
The population of Crete is about
300,000-Mussulmans and Christians.
Civilization was there first introduced
into Europe by the Phoenicians and
Egyptians. From ancient times the
island has been inhabited by Greeks,
and for upward of GOO years it has
been under the domination of tho
Turks. The proximate cause of the
present revolution was the cruelty of
Abdullah Paiha, thc Tmkish Gov
ernor, who persecuted thc Christians
and Killed them without the shadow of
justification. Ju 1889 a treaty was
signed by the Cretans and the Sultan
of Turkey arter one year of revolu
tion. This treaty has been violated
time and again by the Porte. Finding
that peaceable means were of no avail
with the throne at Constantinople,
tho Cretans decided that in revolation
alone lay any hopo of not only, freedom
but of even security in their livei and
homes. Thfy determined to throw
off tho Turkish yoko and to place no
moro faith in nny treaty with the
the Turku, unless it were guaranteed
by the Porers of Europe.
This revolution was organized by
Johannis Petropoulaki, thc Spartan
representative at the Athens Parlia
ment. His father was a General in
tho Cretan revolution of 1863. To
his aid came Johannis Eoundouraki, a
s?ion of one o? tho best families iu
AsphykoF, a city in Crete. Koundour
aki was educated at the University of
Athens, wbero ho was given the dugreo
ot LL. D. in 1892. The Turkish Gov
ernment had made him a Judge in his
own city, and he had served in that
capacity for years. The opposition
of his countrymen induced him to
resign his post and begin the work of
liberating his people from the oppres
sion of the Mussulman.
The first duty of tho patriot was to
collect funds with which to carry on
the war. Committees were Appointed
in all thc cities of tho world in whLh
lived Greeks in any large numbers.
im'KGENXS IN CRETE.
. In Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt, $10,
I OOO was raised in one day, and it is
', said that thc committees in Egypt
j have succeeded in collecting aH much
: as $5000 a day ever since. Contri
butions poured in from all quarters of
! the world. In the United States oities
liku New York, Boston, Chicago and
San Francisco gave liberally, and the
sinews of war were furnished for the
patriots. Greeks from all parts of
tho world arc flocking to the standard
of thc revolution, and soon the num
bers of patriots^thtrhilinse-irrittre'-'
so great and the revolutionists will be
ro powerful ns to force the Sublime
Porto into making such concessions as
will satisfy the people or into relin
quishing its hold upon the island and
giving the people their liberty.
The first fighting came about in this
way: In tho city of Asphykos a
Greek policeman, Dimitri Theodos
ius offended two Turks. They lay in
wait for him that night and murdered
him. The assassination was so wan
ton that tho people of the city arose
and marched against a Turkish garri
son of 1200 in the vicinity of the town.
Surprising the Turks, the Cretans
killed 200 of them, drove out the oth
ers and captured tho fortification, its
supnlies and ammunition. Rapidly
did the revolution spread, and soon
two Cretan States, Sphakia and Apo?
koroua, were in the hands of the in
surgents. At tho present time the
Cretan army numbers about 35,000.
They ure pretty well equipped, and
aro under the command of Generals
Hatzi, Michaiiis and Hozanis. The
Turkish army is less than one-half the
size of that of the insurgents. The
warfare is on the guerrilla order.
Tho insurgents refuse to fight in the
open country, contenting themselves
with harassing the Turks from am
bush. That is the reason why, in the
actions already reported, the Turkish
losses have always exceeded those of
the Cretans. Often the Turks lose
scores of men, while the insurgents
PITAL OF CRETE.
escape with only a few wounded. This
sort of thing naturally exasperates the
Mussulmans, who whenever they aro
given an opportunity, mutilate the
bodies of tho Christians they kill,
pillage churches, desecrate graves,
maltreat women and children, burn
houses and indulge in other atrocities
calculated to incite the wrath of
neutral-peoples and to put tho Turkish
authorities in an unfavorable light
for many of these outrages are done
by no order, or against the ordere of
the Sultan's officer?.
On the last Friday in May tho Mus
sulmans in Canea, the capital, as
sembled and demanded that the Gov
ernor arm them to avenge themselves
on the Cretans. Tho Governor refused,
and the mob took possession of the
city. Many Christians were killed
and mutilated, and the Turks slew
Christians wherever found, sometimes
entering tho houses of the Cretans for
their victims. The Sultan has done
all in his power to bring about peace.
Long ago he deposed Abdullah, the
cruel Governor, and appointed Georgi
Berovitch, the Prince of Samos and a
Christian, in his stead. This action
has done much to quiet the disorder,
but the solution is far from having
been roached as yet.
All the people'iu tho iiiAod, Chris
lian nnd Mohammedan, aro suffern,?
from lack of food. Tbc crop of olirr?,
the chief staple raised on the islaud,
is ready for garnering, but tho troca
are bending tinder their burden, with
no hands to relieve them of their pre
cious fruit. If tho revolution could
be delayed long enough to gather tho
olive crop tho people of the island
could breath onco more.-Chicago
A White Fr?>g Found at Itenrock.
Well diggers made a peculiar find
on the property of W. B. Hartley in
Duluth, Minn. They were down fif
teen feet below.the surface in aa ex
cavation for a well, and had blasted
through six feet of solid rock, when
they struck n sprng gushing up
through a crevice. Gaily disporting
itself at the mouth of the spring was a
unique member of the frog species,
about an inch long in body and three
inches long from tip of outspread fore
foot to tip of its hind feet. The frog
is of a white and light brown color,
and apparently has no mouth, al
though it is posaeseed of bright black
eyes. It climbs up and down the
smooth sides of tho gla?3 jsr in which
it is confined with as much core- ac
along the bottom. Its color provea
that it lias been long since it baa seen
daylight, and in all probability it
came up into its secluded retreat in
the bod of rock by way of the hidden
A specimen of a beautiful species o':
alga, found in the fresh waters of the
San Diego flume, has been made tb?:
subjeot of investigation and study by
the Sac Diego Microscopical Society,
A finely prepared and mounted speci?
men of cyclops, a minute fresh water
copepod of the genus cyolopidae, tak
en from the flume waters, waa exhib
ited by Dr. Gamber. This curious
form of life, as observed through the
splendid instrument at tho rooms oi
the society, does not fail to command
the attention of all present at the
meetings of the sooiety. Its kite
shaped body and tail, cumbersonm an
tennae, and one eye, makes it as for
midable an object among microscopi
cal life as were the one-eyed giants to
the races of men described in tho
Homeric legend. A cyclops is said td
produce four and one-half billion off*
spring annually. - San Diego (Cal.}
A Seventh Eye Muscle.
Human beings have six muscles tn
each eye, that they may move it ou
either side, bat horses, cws, sheop
and other quadrupeds, which habitu
ally incline their heads to the earth ia
search of food, have a muscle by
which their eyelids are suspended and
supported, and which wo do not need.
'ibis is a wonderful adaptation ta
the circumstance in which the crea
tare is placed. For example, the eyes
of amphibious animals partly agree
with those of fish and quadrupeds.
The cat and tiger, which prowl by
nigh?, have a peculiar powe**<ei-e\
pauding the pupil.
The eye ia adapted to the proper
ties of light, eo that it reflects light
and brings it to a focus on the retina.
Our best and most perfect glas?s aro
by no means equal to tho human ey?.
A Chair That Cost Over $20,000,000.
Hy long odds the moat costly piecfl
of furniture in tho world is the jew
eled throne of tho Shah of Persia.
COSTLIEST OHATB IN THE WORLD.
The late Shah had his picture taken
in this most remarkable chair only a
few days before his death. It is made
largely of gold, beautifully wrought
and set with a variety of precious
stones. Some idea of the splendor of
this regal seat may be gained from the
faot that the jewels in it alone have
been estimated to be worth fully four
million pounds, or twenty million
dollars. Occasionally when this chair
was formerly at Delhi stones of gre it
value were missed and supposed to
have boen stolen, but now that it oc
cupies a carefully-guarded plaoe in
the palace at Teheran no trouble of
this kind is experienced.
At His Mercy.
The "Villain-"Swear to marry mo,
? ox Vii upset thc machine rVTruth.
tV fl Al
WOMEN AUK WHARING
JIKSE AUTUMN DAYS.
Cycling Snit in Brown nnd
Shades- Useful Dressing
;que of Gray and White
IN the large illustration mixed
cheviot in brown and ecru shades
itffltylishly decorated with ecru
faced cloth and worn with a fall
?hem?ette and turn over collar of
jem batiste. The jacket is ol OHO fit*
ting, the low out vest fronts closing
n center with buttons and bntton
aolcs. Single bust darts adjust the
fronts ivith the other usual seams, all
af which are sprung below tho waist
lino t i cause the fashionable rippled
lai e in back and over the hips. Open
ings .irs finished in the dart seams
thron ;h which tho leather belt is
passai , to close in front with a buckle,
or thijacket may be worn without the
)elt, ni so desired, Stylish pointed
apelsT2.ro reversed at the upper edges
3? fronts and meet tho rolling coat
:o!lar in notches. The comfortable
ieg-o'-mutton sleeves aro shapod with
?ingle jeanie, gathered at the top and
tit the arm closely below the elbow,
the wrists being finished with deep
pointed cuffs. Tho short circular skirt
>s one of the simplest yet constructed
for cycling, and possesses.all the mer
its of the moro complicated styles
without their objections. It fits
smoothly at the '.op without plait or
wrinkle and falls below the hips in
deep flutes all around. Openings are
made on each side ol front that fasten
with buttons and button holes in My
slosi.ngs, a handy pocket being insert
ad at the left side. Mohair, covert
sloth, tweed, cheviot and other wool
ens will ^make stylish suits, by the
The. quantity of material ii inches
wide required to make this jacket for
a lady in tho medium size, is 2 i yards.
To make tho skirt it will require i\
yards of the same width material.
May Manton, in Modes.
SOME AUTUMN INNOVATIONS.
'Women never look smarter than
when in tailor made gowns. It is re
markable that the frocks of heavy
oloth, out in severely plain style, suit
every kind of womau. If she has a
good figure the tailor made gown sets
it off; if she has a bad figure, the
gown improves it so that it appen s
good, In view of these facta it is good
news to everyone that the tailor made
gown will be more in evidence this au
tumn and winter than for many years.
The patterns will be mostly shot
good?, Arith some solid colors. There
will be greene, browns, black and doz
ens of shades of gray. They will bo in
all kinds of combinations, and most of
them will be pleasing to tho eye, ac
cording to tho manufacturers. As for
the make of the gowns, they will be
rather more ornamented than has
been the case. They are to havo but
tons, largo and small, and of all kinds
of material and make. Tho buttons
will bo pnt on wherever there is room
for them, and will bo attached for or
nament as much as for utility. There
will be pookets in the coats and poc
kets in the skirts. A determined e?brt
will be made to supply women with
receptacles for the small baggage that
they always carry about with them,
and that is generally clutched fever
ishly in the hand for "lack of any
where else to keep it. Altogether
there is a prospect of much comfort as
well as style in the tailor made gowns
for the fall and winter. As for the
prices-well, that is another story.
New York Journal. ^
Ostrich feathers are coming to tho
front again in tho millinery world,
and you seo them not only in single,
doable and treble mounts, but also
rosetto shape, with a jet ornament as
a finish. Agaiu, you see them iu tip
form trimming tho crown with the aid
of a band of roses set very close ly to
A very pretty Panama hat is raado
with a full puffins: of yellow piece
silk, cut on the cross, rouad the upper
part of the crown, with black roses
beneath, aud on either side a loop and
end of the silk with the addition of a
white coquo mount on the loft side.
Poppy and geranium red aro the
newest eolers, and black hats trimmed
1 with whit'i ox black velvet nod gallie
poppies arc the latest Parisian im
portations. Notwithstanding this
fact, roses are by no means unpopular,
nor are they likely to be, except for a
short fc-pace. Fickle as Dame Fashion
is, sho always returns to her old
NEXT WINTER'S CLOTH WAXSIX
The cloth waists next winter ar? to
have the body of the waist braided
and tho sleeves plain This ?rill give
much the same effect that having the
waist of laco or chillon has done, and
cannot be called an absolutely nsw
idea ; but it is a becoming style, and
so is bound to be popular, although
many women preter tho pointed
braided vest0, with coller and cuffs to
match ; when tho lutter style is chosen
the braid is put on velvet, and gives a
muoh richer look. The odd contrasts
of color will die out by this means, it
is said, but that remaius to be seen.
.SOME COIFFURE THICKS.
The Frenchwoman prefers a smooth
coiffure, a pompadour or a madonna,
to all other?, and rolls and puffs her
locks marvelously. To the English
woman such hairdressing is far from
desirable. If nature is chary with her
gift in tho way of curls, irous are ia
constant demand. When they fail*
affairs aro pinned on :n half a dozer,
different places to get the desired
drowsy and heavy effect of fringe and
LATEST Dr CHIDES' GOWS&
The gown of the most fashionable
brides is now of satin duchesse, snow
whits for slender blonds, milk white
for fair, robust women, cream or ivory
white for brunettes and those whe
fear to appuar large. The closing of
the gown is concealed under tho trim*
ming of the corsage, the skirt fasten
ing at the side, never down the middle
of the front, as that gives the look o!
CSEFCL DBES3IKO SACQ?E.
Gray and white Jersey flannel, eay?
Modee, is the material used for tim
useful sacque, which is exceedingly
simple in style and trimly neat in ef
fect. Ked silk feather stitching dee*
orates tho free edges, a bow of ribbon
of the samo bright color being tied at
the neck. Tho adjustment is loose
fitting, being performed by under-arm
cores and a curving centre Beam in
back, the fronts closing with emal
gray buttons and button-holes. The
sleeves are shaped with single seams
in leg-o'-mutton style, the fullness be*
ing plaited in the arm's eye. ? neatly
fitted rolling collar finishes the neck.
This sacque is the most convenient of
iis kind ns it requires little material
and is not bulky, so it can be utilized
in traveling by land or sea. Cash*
mere, eiderdown, flannel, cambric,
lawn or other cotton wash goods aro
u nally chosen, a plain finish or edg
ing on collar being all the decoration
The quantity of material twenty
seven inches wide required to make
this sacquo for a lady having a thirty
six-inch bust measure is four and one
Superstition in India.
'Miiio a panic has been caused in
several up-country districts by the he
ll i that tho English were stealing
women und infants to U30 their bodies
04 inundations for new railway
bridges. So great was the alarm in
ono village that the magistrate souc
round n crier to publicly deny thc
There aro manufactured iu tho
Gaited States B,0O0fUOO keg? ?l nail-'
in ? yeo*.
THE PRIDE OF THE COUNTRY SIDB
Ob! Phyllis is surpassing fair,
I ?now a maid that's fairer ;
Her b'-'autv is beyond compare
No beauty could be rarer;
She seoraelh thiele fashion's guid<\'
Aud russet is her gown
Yet she's the pride of the country side,
And the tnvy of the town!
She is a queen we nil declare.
Though no crown she possess-c.
Beyond a wea;th of rieb brown hair,
That bangs in dainty tresses:
Her matchless eyes have long outvie.1
The gems In monarch's crown
And she's the pride of the country si-Jo
And the envy of the town!
Her form is full of fairy gracr,
Her voice is music mellow.
And, oh! the bloom upon ber fa >
Is the red rose's fellow:
And! ho who win? her for his brido
Wins more than wealth, renown
For she's the pride of the country sidy
And the envy of the to wa!
-F. J. Cox, in Chambers'* Journal.
HUMOR OF THE DAV.
When men are not regretting that
life is so short they are doing some
thing to kill time.-Atchison Gtobe.
"Why does Stimson always carry bis
umbrella dosed when it rams?" "He
is afraid the owner may recognize it."
-Detroit Free Press.
Lord Nocount (proudly) -"I can
trace my descent from William tho
Conqueror." Cynicns-"You have
been a long time on the downward
"Does your family sympathize with
you when you have insomnia?" 'Tes.
When I can't sleep 1 sit up all night
and practica on my accordion."
I "Alas! father, I have lust my
heart," wailed the heroine. Thc
villain scowled. "Careless girl !" he
exclaimed between his clinched teeth.
For Beginners: Inventor - "i'm
working on a cyclometer." Friend*.
"What is the special feature?'' In
ventor-"It registers tho number of
times you fall."-Puck.
"Have you read that article 'How
to Tell a Bad Egg?' " "No, 1 haven't;
but my advice would be if you have
anything important to tell a bad egg,
why, break it gently."-Household
"This bL ikberry pie isa't nearly so
good as those mother used to make."
"No; I told your mother this morn
ing when she made it that you wo aid
be sure to find fault with it,"-Chicago
Miss Oldfriend-"I declare I begin
to feel that I'm growing old. It's
really unpleasant. " Miss Becky Sharpe
- "Yea, dear, it must be especially so
for one who has been young so long !"
At the Camping Party : The Crank
-"This is the last time I'll ever camp
ouf;!'* Tho Enthusiast-"Well, you
shonldu't camp ont. .unless you can en
joy vourSelf without Ijerng comfort
"Are you taking swimming l essons,
Cadby?" "No, old fellow, lt's too
mtich bother. My valet is learning,
and as I never go anywhere without
him, if I fell in the watab he could
rescue me. "-Harper's Bazar.
A contemporary asks : 1 'He w can a
bloomer girl climb a tree wben she
sees a cross bull in her path?" She
can do it "like a little man." That is
one of the advantages of the homely
She-"I thought yon said the sea
side never drew you to it?" Ho (im
pressively)-"It was not the seaside
drew me here." She-"Of couise
you came by train, didn't you? It
was the engine drew you!"-Illus
Precious Time : Mrs, Wheeler -"My
husband and I decided not to go to
Europe, because it takes too long to
get there." Mrs. Jones-"Too long?"
Mrs. Wheeler-"Yes; fancy being un
able to use one's wheel for six or seven
Tourist-"3o that's the oldest in
habitant? One hundred and four
years old ! No wonder you are proud
! of him." Native- "I dunno ; he ain't
don) nothin' iu this here place 'cept
grow old, an' it's took a sight o' time
to do that !"-Tit-Bits.
Lost for Ever: "I was unfortunate
enough to leave my umbrella in a
street car yesterday." remarked Man
cherlei "Whose umbrella was it?"
asked Birmingham. "I don't know.
I borrowed it from Snaggs."-Pitts
A Lost Heirloom: "There is.no
gout in Sir Percy's family, is there?"
"Not now; there was, formerly. It
was introduced into family by Sir Bo
land Highliver, but they have been so
poor for tho last two hundred years
that they couldn't keep it up."
Helen-"Oh, yes; he always thought
the world of me. Before we were
married he used to say that he was
willing to die tor me." Nellie-"But
he didn't." Helen-"Of course not.
He was eo thoughtful, you know. He
said that he did not dare do it, lest I
should be unable to replace the loss."
AD Incident of a Kentucky Flood.
Rousseau Johnson lives with his
family in Hatton, through whioh
Dutch Fork of Benson Creek passes.
Mr. Johnson's little frame house sits
on a gent?o -dope fifty yards from the
oreek. About 3 o'clock Tuesday
morning he was awakened by water
creeping over the bed on which he,
his wife and three small children
slept. They all jumped out, Johnson
and his wife grabbing the ohildren.
The water in the room was up to their
waists. Mrs. Johnson held both the
children, while her husband jumped
through the kitchen window on the
upper side of the house and then lift
ed them through. Tbs rain was fall
ing in torrents and they sought shel
ter in the woodshed. The water roso
rapidly and they had to leave, going
to the henhouse, ten feet distant, and
further up the hillside. They re
mained there until ti o'clock in the
morning with the water up to their
ijules, Mr?. Johnson holdings month
i?l?l baby in ber arms ail the time. As
? tn as daylight cacm- Johnson made
iis way to the houao of a neighbor,
where he reocived a lu rae and wagou
and hauled his family ^WAV.-Louis?
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Appetite, Indigestion and all Dis
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?Is the standard. It carries children over
thc critical period of teething, and
is recommended hy physicians as
the friend of Mothers, Adults and
Children. It is pleasant to the taste,
and never fails to give satisfaction.
A few doses will demonstrate its su
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HOUSEHOLD AFFAIRS. :
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UCTETCE OF BOILING POTATOES-.'\
Tn a bulletin issued by Professor
Snyder, of the Minnesota Agricultural
College, he makes a point of interest
to tho housewife. He shows that when
potatoes ore peeled nnd started boiling
in cold water there is a loss of eighty
per cent, of tho total albumen, and
where they aro not peeled and are
started in hot water this loss is re
duced to two per cent. A bushel of
potatoes, weighing sixty pounds, con
tain about two pounds of total
nitrogenous compounds. When im
properly cooked one-half of a pound
is lost.Jcontaining six-tenths of a pound
of the most valuable proteids. It re
quires all of the protein from nearly
two pounds of round beefsteak to re
place tho loss of protein from im?
properly boiling a bushel of potatoes.
-New Orleans Picayune.
THE CABE OP POLISHED ILOORS.
No rollers should be used on furni
ture over polished floors. Each part
whioh touches tho wood should be
fitted with a piece of thick felt secure
ly glued on. This protects the floor
and allows easy movement.
These floors require only the sweep
ing with a hair brush and the wiping
with a dust mop or soft cloth.
Wax, alone, gives the highest pol
ish ; but is always slippery. It should!
he rubbed on evenly. Any little hits
remaining will show as blank specks
after th? polishing. The brush should
he need across the grain at first, after
ward with the grain. Wax and tur
pentine furnish a less degree of poliah,
which fs, therefore, less slippery,
while the addition of paraffine oil
lessens it still more. If it be desired
to keep the floor very light the oil
mixture should not be used, for oil
always darkens wood. "
Water is the worst thing that can be
applied to uny waxed surface. A
damp cloth may he used. AU spatters
or drops of any liquid should be wiped
up immediately. . When spots corne
as ?me they "will-rub them hard
with a piece of thick felt under the
foot or with a flannel moistened ia
Remember to keep the surface well
polished, then dirt cannot stick andi
substances spilled cannot reach the
wood and make spots, With all these
precautions tho floors whioh are con
stantly used will need an entire reno
vation occasionally. They should,
then be rubbed all over with steel
wool till every spot is scraped out If
the wood has grown dark it may be
whitoaed by a wash of oxalio acid.
Rub perfectly smooth and clean before
applying the wax or other encaustic.
A good encaustio which will clean
and polish at tho same time may be
made from was, sal soda and any good
soap. The wax and soap should be
shaved and dissolved in boiling water.
Stir frequently and add tho soda. Put
this mixture in something which may
bo closely covered and stir constantly
until cool. This may be applied to
floors, furniture, marbles, tiles, brioks,
etc. It will remove ink from, polished
surfaces. Tho French use white wax
on white marbles, but this is not abso
lutely necessary.-American Kitchen
Baked Apple Jelly-Fill a two quart
granite or earthen dish with alternate
layers of sliced tart apples and sugar.
Bake three boure, closely covered.
This is delioious, and should turn out
a solid pink jelly.
Cherry Blanc-Mange-One quart
sour cherries ; wash in cold water and
seed; placo in the fire with haifa tea
cup of cold water and stew until ten
der; adda teacupful of white sugar,
a teaspoon of butter and two table
spoons of cornstarch which have been
perfectly dissolved in four teaspoons
of coldwater. Stir gently until corn
starch is cooked (from five to eight
minutes), then pour into ti di>h or
mold to cool. Eat with cream.
Cora Soup-Take the water chicken
was cooked in and place on the fire ;
add the remaining chicken meat and
bones to the stock, of which there
should be two quarts. Simmer until
the meat leaves the bones, then strain ;
flarbr with a teaspoonful o? cayenne
and. celery salt. Add a small cupful
of rtweet corn cut from the ear, placa
wh?ro it will cook slowly for half an
hour, and just before serving add a
oupful of sweet cream or milk.
New Potatoes-Scrape and lay in cold
water ten minutes; cover with boiling
water and let boil fifteen minutes;
then add the salt (to one pint of water
half a tablespoonful of salt) aud let
boil hard fifteen minutes longer.
When cooked pour off every drop of
water ; take off the cover of saucepan
and shako tho potatoes for a moment
in a current of cold air, then place on
baok of stove and cover with a clean,
coarse towel until ready to dish.
Sponge Cake-Beat tho yolks of two
eggs until thick, add gradually one
sup of sugar, one-half teaspoonful each
of lemon juico and grated rind und
beat well. And three-eighths ot a cup
of hot water, the whites of thc eggs
beaten to a stiff froth, one cup of Hour
sirted with one saltspoonful of salt,
and a level teaspoonful of baking pow
der. Bake in a buttered cako pan
forty-five minutes. When ready to
use, breas into pieces. Sponge cake .
should never be cut.
A TOOTHPICK factory flourish ts at
Harbor Springs, Miob. The output ii
7,500,000 toothpick! every day.