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Tf???.T AT) A MS PROPRIETOR1 " EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 1891 VOL. LXL NO. 51
SOTES AND COMMENT,
Millions of men in India live, marr)
and rear apparently happy children
npon an ince me which, even when the
wife works, is rarely above fifty cents
*wec-t
A Chicago clerk recently threw a
boak agent forcibly ont of bis office,
' after re using to take the man's card in
to his employer, and was justified by
thc judge before whom he was tried for
assault, who established as Chicago
law the theory that such foroiblo
measures in dealing with book agents
.vero justifiable.
The Boston Herald says : The latest
agitation in English society through
out Her Majesty's empire ha3 been
caused by the sad truth that dancing is
going out of fashion. It may be slid
that the terpisohorean art is dying a
natural death, and in its last throes
now oalls upon the world to know tho
~eason of its decay.
Here is a great trnth poetically ex
. pressed in Profitable Advertising:
The wheels ot true love never ran
Along a rougher course
Than docs the business of the man
Who would succeed perforce "
And never to his aid does call
That most successful plan
0/ advertising spring and fall
And ever when he can.
Spain, once a proud coe quer 01, has
suffered, and yet suffers discomfiture.
Once the richest country in the world,
she is now impoverished. Once the
ruler of America from Florida to the
furthest south, sho fights for the only
remnant left to her, an outlying isl
land. Sha sows the wind and reaps
the whirlwind. She went up like a
rocket and come down like tho stick.
Says Harper's Weekly: Pnrsuant
to a resolution of the last Congress,
tho Philadelphia mint is to begin to
make experiments with new metals
and combinations of metals to deter*
mine whether any improvement can
be made in our present copper and
- nickel coinage. It may give us alu
minum cents in place of the coppei
pieces now in uso, and possibly a new
spocie? of five-cent p*4*****, .-->- -
tirely of nickel, or p
nickel and half of coppc
slight a suggestion of
pr?tent five-cent pieoe i
prise io read that se
"?..viper an<
five per cent, niokel.
cent contains ninety-fiv?
copper, two per cent, of
per cent, of zinc. Thc -j*.._
is made to it that it is hard to distin
guish by feeling between a cent and a
silver ten cent piece.
There are many new things in the
bicycle line oflered for 1897? Every
up-to-date manufacturer will intro
duce new attachments and alleged im
provements in the details of his ma*
chine, while the freak inventor hos
been more than busy with his strange
and wondrous devices. In the great
mass of inventions there are some few
things of real value. The construction
of bicycles to order ie yet in its in
fancy, but it is a growing industry,
and thousands of devices which will
sever become general will be utilized
by individuals. The most radical de
parture in 1897 will be an increase in
the dimensions of pneumatic tires.
The average tires aro now from one
and a half to ono and three-quarters
inches wide. Tires in 1837 will reaoh
a width of two and a half inches.
.Wheels thus equipped will look awk
ward at first, but the safety itself was
ungainly in its day, when contrasted
with the high wheel. Tho wide tire
is safer than those now in use. It re
duces the likelihood of side slips on
damp roads, which is really the causo
of four out of five cyclirig accidente.
? A bombshell has been thrown into
European politics in thc form of a
statement in Prince Bismarck's of
ficial paper, the Hamburger Nachrich
ten, to the effect that within a year
after the organization of the Triple
Alliance he arranged a secret treaty
with Bussia by which Germany was to
hold aloof if Busoia was attacked by
Austria, and Bussia was to hold aloof
if Germany was attacked by France.
S The abrogation of the treaty was coin
cident with Prince Bismarck's sudden
retirement from office, and Count
Caprivi, who succeeded him, refused
to indorse it. Alexander III, indig
nant over this, im me ii at cly turned to
France, and the result was the present
^Franco-Bus.-ian alliance. These gen
Brad facts aro not new, nt least to the
?loraatie bodio*, but tho publishing
Bern just now has created n great
Bt stir. How serious a stir is
H^K from the fact that immodiatoly
U^as talk of bringing tho news
U to trial for publishing State
Bets. Thc Nachrichten retorted
Ht if they pushed too hard it would
Bell all that it knew, especially in con
nection with the Princo's degradation
from office. Tho talk of trial ceased
immediately, and Emperor William
thought best to write a personal lotter
to Emperor Francis Joeseph in regard
to the matter, assuring him ol Ger
many's loyalty to Austria, and Count
Herbert Bismarck made haste to de
?clara that the matter appeared without
[tris mW^As?s? o? consent?
AN electric light is never an oma- .
meat to a man's nose.
AT THE BARRACKS.
A DAY IN TTIK LIKE OF A UNITED
STATES SOLDIER.
Visit to an Artillery Post - From
First Call ior Reveille to
Lights and Taps-Tour
of Duly.
SOLDIER in the army of
Uncle Sam, be he "buck"
private or colonel of a regi
ment, is obliged to soldier
up to the handle wherever he may bo
stationed. Tho daily routine as prac
ticed by the three main arms ol tho
service-artillery, cavalry and in
A VIEW OF THE QUARTERS.
f ant ry-is precisely tho same in tho
cbain'ot posts around New York Har
bor as it is in Fort Yuma -or in Van
couver barracks, Oregon. For each
arm, ia every po3t, the military day is
essentially tl J same from reveille to
tap?. In one post as well as the other
the soldier has to have his ears cocked
for the calls of the trumpeter, has to?
do his share of fatigue duty, has to
"hump" his post when on guard and
has exactly the fame intervals of rret
in which to "hit his bnnk:'-the pas
sive act of reclining known in the
army vernacular as "bunk fatigue."
A Washington Star reporter recent
ly spent an entire military day at tue
barracks, under the protecting guard
ianship of the soldierly looking adju
F. S. Strong., The repoitei ?~. .
quest for information, gained at first
hand though actual observation, as to
how soldiers soldiered. He saw and
heard the whole grind, from first call
in the morning to "lights out" at
night. It was a rovelation in human
alertness, discipline, order and organ
ization.
First call for reveille is sounded
during autumn and winter months
just when the Eastern sky begins to
flame with orange. It is a signal to
the tuen sleeping in the lonpf rows of
comfortable bunks in tho second-story
barrack rooms of the "double-decker"
quarters that they have got to get up.
* Assembly goes within five minutes
after first call, and the nen of each
battery fall in in front of their re
spective quarters and answer to their
name as called by tho first sergeant
who, at the conclusion of tho roll
call, reports to the officer of the day,
who clanks along the lines, "Battery
E present or accounted for," or "Pri
vates So and-Soabsent from reveille,"
as the case may bc. If it is tho latter
cuse there is nu immediate investiga
tion as to what has prevented tho ab
sentees from standing reveille-an
investigation which very frequently
lends the laggards in the "Clink."
"While the men are yet standing in
line the bang of tho morning sunrise
gun conies thundering over the pa
rade ground, the stars and stripes,
under the manipulation of one of the
corporals of the guard, fluttered from
the top of the flagstaff, and the mili
tary doy is begun.
The men barely have time to get
their beads under the cold water spig
gots in tho wash rooms, and to dry
themselves with crash towels before
the flitting will-o'-the-wisp of a trum
peter of the guard blares oat the mess
call. It should bc explained that at
Washington barracks there are bat
tery messes-that is, the batteries
have each a separate dining room and
kitchen, presided over by a permanent
cook chosen from each outfit. The
cook of each battery, together with
the two men detailed each day to
assist him-they aro known as
"kitchen police"-is awakened every
morning about an hour before the
reveille by one of the members of tho
guard, in order to give him plenty of
time to prepare the battery's break
fast.
In the battery messes the men are
fed with good, substantial food, served
on white pine tables and without any
frill?. The most common breakfast
dish of the army, next to beans is a
not unappetizing compound, like Irish
ttew, briefly called "slum" by the sol
diers. The men drink two or three
big bowls of good coffee without milk,
and cat r.everal slaos ot unbuttered
bread, moistened by the "slum" gravy,
and they get through the meal with
phenomenal quickness. They do not
bolt their breakfasts from preference,
but because the cook-, if they appear
to linger a tune over the meal, glares
in from the kitchen and tells them that
"there's gjing to be a dinner in this
8hack to-day, as nsuu1." Thus ad
jured, they do not waste much time in
?bowing tho cook their back?.
Anyhow, there are duties to be per
formed immediately after breakfast.
The mattresses on the bunks and the
blankets must be rolled up and the
quarters arranged for the iuspootion
of the battery commander, who, in
1he defection of dirt or slovenliness,
hm e. es of tho strength of a hawk's.
Besides, fatigue call is sounded by the
unrelenting "wind pusher" about half
an hour after breakfast. ? large por*
tion of each battery reports to the
provost sergeant at fatigue call. There
is "old guard" fatigue for men who
havo come off guard on the day pre
vious, "quartermasterV fatigue and
"commissary's" fatigue for all hands,
and there is never any lack of work in
a military post to keep the fatigue
parties busy.
Provost sergeants, who, are the
directors of military chores, like to
stand well with their commanding
offioers, and they have an unerring
instinct in picking out jobs for the
men, the successful performance of
which is likely to catch the ey o of the
post commander. No chicken coop
that needs a coat of whitewash will
escape the provost sergeant's oye, no
brush wood that needs clearing away,
no sewers to be flushed, no coal to be,
carted, no wood to be sawed and split,
no roads to be patched, no weeds to be
picked, that he does not see. For ob
vious reasons, provost sergeants aro
net popular with the "buck" privates,
the only meu who do any actual work
in these fatigut parties, the non-com
missionod officers, down to tho acting
"lance jaoke," only doing tho direct
ing and the heavy standing around.
Immediately after breakfast the men
whose names have been read out at
retreat tho previous night for a tour
of guard duty begin their elaborate
preparations for going on guard. It
is necessary that they should aiako
elaborate preparations, for woe betide
the soldier who mounts guard with a
pinhead of dirt, dust, ru -t or tarnish
on the most trilling item of his trap
pings. As guard duty is the most im
portant duty of tho soldier, he is
expected to get ready for each tour o?
it with about tho same amount of care
and attontion to detail that be might
be supposed to exert in preparing for
his wedding.
From the crown of his forage cap to
the soles of his "Government
straight" shoes, he has got to look as
if ho had just ?urnng from a bandbox
or else i o "turned down" by the in
specting odjutunt by being displaced
by one of tho supernumaries of the
guard, a number of whom are always
mounted with tho regular guard de
tail for just 6uch cases. It is exceed
ingly rare, however, that the super
numaries are called upon, for it is a
matter of pride with the men lo go on
tho buckle BUIUIU4 ... .
cleaning that they labor over, for the
adjutant, in mounting the new guard,
selects the "cleanest" man-that is,
the soldier whose uniform fits him
best, and whose accouterments aro of
the most dazzling glisten-to act as
orderly tor the commanding officer.
The orderly for the commanding of
ficer simply follows that dignified gen
tleman around during o iL'co hours,
and does not, like the other men of
the guard, have to walk his "two hours
on and four off" post during the weary
length of twenty-four hours. He gets
the night in bis bunk. The struggle
for the prize of orderly isa fierce con
test between tho men known as "or
derly backers," on account of tho
frantic desperation with which they
begin days in advance of going on
guard to clean up in order to capture
the plum. Each battery has ono or
two conspicuously successful "orderly
buckers," and when ono nf these goes
upon guard, pitted against the "buck
ers" of the other batteries, all hands
take a tremendous interest in the out
come of the battle of cleanliness, and,
around pay days, bets aro often mide
as to who is to bc the winner.
The whole battery will often help
to "work up" the kit-belt, cartridgo
box and rifle-of the "orderly buck
er" in whom it takes the most pride,
and when, after all these voluntary
etforts, their man loses, tho adjutant
is pronounced "partial"and "unfair."
The adjutant is himself often at a loss
as to which man o' tho guard to piok
for orderly, for it occasionally hap
pens that several men are equally well
gotten up. In such cases, these few
best men are drilled for tho prize. If
this, manner of selection only narrows
tho thiog down to two men. who de
cline to obey wrong "trick" com
mands given by the adjutant in drill
ing them, and aro both equally profi
cient iu the manual of arms, then the
two draw straws for tho orderly'a
billet.
Meanwhile, by tho timo tho guard
has been mounted, recall from fatigue
is sounded, in order to give tho men
of the working parties time to shift
their uniform? for drill with their re
spective batteries.
It is a laborious drill that calls for
tho donning of the brown canvas
fatigue uniforms. There are aUo
separate days for "instrumentation,"
learning the uses of the numerous in
etrumonte employed iu range-finding,
"charting," gauging the strength of
the wind and the density of the at
mosphere, etc. A eoldier must possess
a well-developed scientific tempera
ment, in order to enter understand
ingly into "instrument drill.*
"Cordage drill" is another bete noir
of artillerymen. Here is where the
eoldier who has been to sea either as a
marine or a bluejacket gets in his
strong work.
"Cordage drill" is for the purpose
of teaching the men proficiency in tho
tieing of the innumerable knots used
in the moving of pieces of heavy and
siege ordnance. It looks ?implo
enough to see another man tie a "tim
ber hitch," a "iiguro-of-eight knot," a
"sheep's shank" or a "granny," butit
is not easy by a whole lot. The sol
dier who has had experience as a
"deep-water mao," ho.vever, regards
it as chilclV play. All of the soldiers
of the heavy batteries axe giveu an ex
amination every year as to their
mastery of ttoso various drills, and,
for respective degreed of proficiency.
are given first, second and third gan*
ners* medals, not unlike thoso worn
by the "distinguished marksmen" of
the infantry.
The heavy artilleryman has to mas
ter more different kinds of drill than
tho soldiers of any other arm of the
service. Besides the drill on the big
guns he must bo quite as proficient in
infantry tactics SB the "doughboy."
He carries the same rifle and is re
quired to learn the same evolutions as
tho infantryman, in order to prepare
himself for field and riot service at
any time. There is any amount of
battery and battalion drill in infantry
movements at the barracks. Then there
are certain days set aside for drilling
in the hated "mechanical manenvers,"
which consists in the mounting and
dismounting the heavy old guns by
means of hy dr uilic jacks, "gins," gar
rison slings and other appliances.
The light battery at the barracks,
like light batteries everywhere, with
their "Napoleon" brass pieces of ord
nance, hauled by horses, has a dis
tinct drill of its own, not unlike that
of the cavalry, and nearly all of the
post calls for tho light battery aro
different from those to which the
heavy batteries respond. It would re
quire a separate ohapter to treat of the
superbiy organized light artillery of
the United States army-indubitably
the best in the world.
Recall from drill is blared out in
timo to give "he men a chance to clean
up for dinner. Dinner mess call is
sounded nt noon. After dinner the
"one soldier, one bunk" idea predom
inates. Except the men comprising
the afternoon fatigue parties, and tho
few detailed from each battery to bind
the red crosses upon their arm? and
take part in the hospital corps' drill,
under the direction of one of the army
surgeons or a hospital steward, all
hands arc permitted to indulge after
dinner in a geueral loaf. Tho banjo
ists, tho violinists, the guitarists and
.he mandolinists get out their instru
ments. Many of them play welt
Nearly all of the soldiers sing well.
Sweetly, patheticolly, humorously
and martially the majority of them
take part in this midday musicale. In
every outfit there are always two or
three jig dancers of emiuonce. These
are dragged to the centci of the quar
ters to contribute their little act to
the entertainment. Tho fun of this
kind is a good deal more hilarious
than ordinarily, a few days after pay
day, when the canteen becomes for a
time a veritable mint. About a week
after pay day the quarters began to
take on a gloomy atmosphere, and
thero is a general complaint of
"heads."
A good many of the soldiers devote
I a >. ~?re portion of their afternoons to
letter writing. American soldiers are
. . J nra
a CICJC UOU! - ?uer. ;n tne aiter
noou, when the men of the batteries
begin to prepare for dress parade.
Tho men have to jump into their full
dress clothes for this evening parade
and look their best. The inspiration
of the band's music as they march in
review gives an additional squareness
to their shoulders and a dragooDish
swing to their movement?. American
soldiers are good to look upon. They
must bo perfect men physically to get
into the service at all, and as recruits
they aro given much athletic training.
During the autumn and winter, first
call for retreat is sounded during the
progress of dress parade, and assembly
for retreat goes at the conclusion of
the march in review. Then the men
answer to their names for the last
time of the military day, the cohoes
of the evening gun reverberate
through tho post, tho colors, while
the band solemnly plays "The Star
Spaogled Banner," are struck, and the
men of each battery are marched to
their quarters and dismissed, to re
sume their everyday uniforms for
supper.
Thero is nothing in the way of duty
to bo performed by tho soldiers after
supper. If their names are not on the
"black list," such of them as wish to
visit the eily may discard thoir uni
forms, don mufti, or civilian dress,
and go--having handed in their ^1:''
CLEANING THE PIECES.
for leave to tho "top," or first ser
geant, during the afternoon. There
is a find post library for tho readers.
Then, there is always the canteen. It
is not neglected. The card and checker
players are numerous in the quarters
during the long, cool evenings.
At 9. 30 the flourish of the trumoet
er's tat;oo warns the men to prepare
for bed, for tho lights go out ten min
utes later. When tho blast is given
for tho extinguishing of the lights
there must be perfect silence in the
quarters. Those of the soldiers whoso
consciences are goo l are sound asleep
by the time the sorrowful taps, the
last call of the military day, is wailed
by the "wind pusher." The deep sil
ence of tho post is then unbroken for
the remainder of tho night, except for
the hourly calls of the sontriea on
guard-"Number live 12 o'clock, and
all-l-l's well-l"-that tell of trie eternal
vigilance of tho toldier.
School master- "len cents one
dime ; now go on. AVb'it do ten dime-i
make?" Boy-"They make ous very
glad these times."-Boston Traveler,
WINTER STYLES.
NEW BASQUES AND WAISTS FOR
WOMEN AND MISSES.
Modish Basque in Which a New
Color Scheine ls Exquisitely
Blended-Simple and
Stylish Waists.
N the first large eng.aving a mod
ish basque is delineated, intro
ducing a dainty co!or scheme so
exquisitely blended as to be pro
nounced au fait. The materials select
ed, writes May Manton, are a hand
some novelty, the ground, gray, while
tho stripe shows gray and green with
the meieat thread of yellow inter
woven. The revers are of velvet in a
shade known as forest green, and tho
full vest, deep girdle and collar are
fashioned in canary-colored silk, one
of the most popular colors of the sea
ate fulness, are made over coat ntteu
linings wi':h tho lower portions fitting
snugly to the arm, after the prevailing
fashion. The neok has a close standing
band and stock of ribboD. The model
is adapted to all seasonable fabrics,
including silk, satin, velvet, novelty,
etc. Made np in costly fabrics it may
be worn on full dress oocasions or may
do service as a theatre waist.
To maka this basquo for a lady in
tho medium size will require two and
three-fourtha yards of forty-foar-inch
.vide material.
MISSE8' BLOUSE WAIST.
Hussar blue mohair made the simple
and stylish waist delineated in the
second large illustration and described
by May Manton, Tho collar, cuffs,
plastrou and the wido revers being of
MISSES' BLOUSE WAU
ivory widte satin faced doth, trimmed
with galloon in black and gold. Tho
waist is arranged over smooth linings
fitted by singlo bust darts and closes
in the contre front. The front droops
slightly over the be:t in blou<o style,
rolling back in graduated revers to
show the plastron vest of contrasting
material. The seamless back is smooth
across the shoulders, with the addi
tional fulness drawn well to the con
tle at the waist line. The fashionable
sleeves aro provided with full short
pulls and are completed at tiie wrists
by round Haring cuffs. The close
fitting collar of white cloth is decor
ated to match the vest and revers, and
closes on tho left side. A belt of tho
material encircles tho waist, which
may be substituted, however, for any
one of tho pretty leather or metal
belts now in vogue. Waists of this
style are extremely becoming to
youthful ligures, and may bo devel
oped prettily in soft woolens or silk.
When made of serviceable materials,
\Mich as serge, camel's hair, cheviot,
etc., velvet can bo used in combina
tion with stylish effect. No better
design can be suggested for every day
or school wear.
To make this wai=t fer a miss iii the
medium size, it will require two and
one-half yards of forty-four-inch wide
material.
STtLISH HAT AND BONNK7?
A stylish hat is made of black vel
vet. It has a sailor -crown and a flat
brim wh;ch is slightly peaked up at
one side. Tue trimming is of puffs and
plantings of long pile plush. A large
cluster of forget-me-nots is mingled
with tho loops of the trimming, and a
smaller cluster is attached to the un
der side of the brim elote to the hair.
A stylish bonnet is made of velvet
closely shirred over a frame and left
with a projecting edge, upon which is
gathered a frill of fancy velvet ribbon
in contrasting color. The trimming
is of rosettes of velvet with bird of
paradise feathers. A wide brimmed
tED BASQUE.
hat has tho cd;re covered with beaver.
The brim is wider in the front than at
the back, where it is rolled up against
the crown. The trimming is of loops
.? _-?_..! ""A m'nrhr. or nine ostrich
THREE BINGS IN ONE.
The engagement ring, which is al
most a fae simile of the one worn by
the modern gin's great-grandmother,
is, as the illustration shows, really
three rings in one.
Three slender bands must encircle
the tiuger of the engaged maiden. And
each band is studded with jewels of a
different sort.
The middle band is set with dia
monds, which should bo 6moll but
3T OF BLUE MCHAII?.
perfect gem", uniform in size. Tho
lower band must be set with the gin's
own birthstone and. tba upper ono with
the birthstone of her fiance.
That is to say. if abo chanced to be
born in February and tho othor ia
October, the diamond would bo sur
rounded by opals and amethysts.
AN UNUSUAL STTLE.
Zonaves and boleros of every kind
and shape aro still a conspicuous part
of tho bo;??3C', but tho handkerchief
zmave is perhaps tho most unusual
f-lyle. Tho material is draped ia the de
sire 1 form in >-omc indescribable man
ner to give tin soft, full effect, and
Persian silk ia especially j: ret ty for
this purpose, au J may form buttorfly
pulls at the top of tho sleevei.
GLOVE*.
Ttie gloves that enjoy the highest
favor have only one battou apiece iu
these days, and even tim makes thou
almos; too loni for the sleev?i that
must fall to tho knuckles.
A ROU?E PLAST.
It Lies in Wait for Flies and Other
Insects.
Here's the picture of a rogue of a
plant that lies in wait like n highway
robber for unwary flies Rnd other in
sects and when they appear it swallows
A BANDIT PLANT.
them up and their friends never hear
of them again. It has been given the
botanical name cf sarracenia, bat it is
commonly called the pitcher plant,
from the fact that its leaves are rolled
into the form of pitcher-3, in which
many a- poor fly is caught. The flies
aro attracted to the plant by a sweet
liquid whioh it gives off, and in their
greediness they go a little too far and
aro killed. Botanists do not know ex
actly why thc plant should wish a din
ner of flies, but there mnst be somo
goo 1 reason for it, elso its pitchers
would not bo so attractive. By ex
periment they have found that the
plant will livo just as well whero tho
flies cannot get at it at all. So all ibe
evidence would indicate that it is just
a rogue, killing flies because it really
enjoys the sport.
ODD AND MARVELOUS.
Thc Colossal Recumbent Icock Fig
ure ou K?ster lslaud.
The accompauying picture is from a
A MYSTERY OF TUE PACIFIC.
feet across tho back aud fix feet
through the body, its computed weight
amounting to 233,000 tons. The usual
height of theso wonderful busts is
about twenty feet, having o*v.-ei^ht of
seventy-six tons each, by far the great
er portion being about this size. Yet
these huge masses of stone were not
univ moved considerable distances
iruin the still existing quarries whero
they were sculptured, but were placed
in au upright position on vast plat
forms O? stone prepared for their re
ception, and were Anally decorated by
haviug thc Illino cyliuder.*. of stone
placed on their bea ls, thc whole in
dicating n surprising cugiueering
knowle ?ge and skill, recalling that ex
hibited hy the ancient Peruvians in
their mighty undertakings. Tho
origin of these interesting antiquities
is unknown.-Philadelphia Record.
The Mom Robin.
Herc is a story of au orthodox robin.
Some time ago ? attended morning
service in Ely Cathedral, where, dur
ing the prayers, a robin kept flitting
about the building, joining occasion
ally in tho ser7ico with a mo !eet
"chirrup." When tho clergyman as
cended the pulpit and began to speak,
the robin deliberately perched himself
on ono of the pinnacles of the chancel*
soreen, quite close to thc orator, and
the louder did the robin biog, ranch to
the amazement of tho congregation.
have no recollection of what tho ser*
non was about, but ttio robin's sing
ncr made a deep impression upon me.
-London Telegraph.
?TaUnaiicriiig by Machinery.
Paper can now ha hun j by machin
ery. The device has a. ro I on which a
roll of paper U placed, au 1 a pasto
reservoir with a feeler place 1 so as to
engage tho wrong side of thc paper.
The end of tho paper is fastened to tho
bottom of tho wall and tho machine
started up thew.i'J. being held in place
by tho operator. A roller follows the
paper ns it unwinds and presses it
against thc wall. When the top of the
wall is reached thu operator pulls n
string, which cuts tlc paper off lroin
the roi).
Presence cf Mint!.
Irate Father--"Didn't I tell youno!
to go skating?"
Quick-witted Sou-"dtay where
you be, Pop. Tue ice ia awful thin,"
-Truth,
MOTHERS READ THIS.
The Best
Remedy.
1 For Flatulent Colic, Diarrhea, Dyson
ters7, Nausea, Congas, Cholera In
fantum, Teething Children, Cholera
Morbus, Unnatural Dntaa from
the Bowels, Pains, Griping, Loss of
Appetite, Indigestion and all Dis
eases of tho Stomach and Bowels.
PITTS CARMINATIVE * ?
'ls the standard. It carries children over
the critical period of teething, and
is recommended hy physicians as
the friend of Mothers, Adults and
Children. It is pleasant to the tasto,
and never fails to give satisfaction.
A few doses will demonstrate its su
perlative virtues. Price, 25 els. per
A bottle. For sale by druggists.
HOUSEHOLD AFFAIBS.
TO 'HAXE HOBSEBADISH SAUCE.
Horseradish sauce is invariably
served in Germany with all forms of
beef, either broiled, roasted or boiled.
To make it boil grated horseradish in
gravy or plain water, beat up the yo ks
of one or two eggs with haifa pint of
cream and some tarragon v:negc.r;
stir into . the horseradish. Let (he
whole remain on the fire a few min
utes, stirring all the time, and before
it comes to a boil cerve in aaauceboit.
-Pittsburg Dispatoh.
NEW USE FOB NAPKIN BINGS.
While napkin rings are now gener
ally banished from the home
table, some persons do not want
such handsome articles to lie forgot
ten in some dark closet, and they
have conceived the idea of converting
them into receptacles for salt. By
covering one end with a piece of sil
ver, and patting on three tiny feet tho
discarded ring is transformed into a
pretty little dish. If a ring is very
wide it may be cut in halves and two
dishes made from it.
A NOVEL FINE HEBB OABDEN.
A careful housewife can keep gar
nishings and seasonings always at hand
by haviog a little window garden in
her kitchen, and she needs nothing
more elaborate than old cans and
boxes Ko hold her plants, providing
she puts a good deep layer of pebbles
in the bottom to provide some sort of
drainage. Here she can grow parsley ;
chives-which are finer in flavor than
onions; tapragon-which is a deli
cious flavoring for vinegar for salads,
thyme, sorrel, mint and whatever fine
herbs find most favor in her house
bold.-American Farmer.
_ comfortable bath room. A
cork OT rubber mat should be kept in
every bath room. Woolen mats are
useless ; they absorb the moisture and
become unhygienic, A place should be
found on the wall for a mirror-'-a plain
one with a black frame will answer the
purpose admirably; tho lon ?cr it is
the better, and it should be;placed
where there iii a good light. T\,'o wire
trays should also be fastened t ? the
wall beside the bath, and low enos?&
to bit within easy reach of the person^
using it. These are to hold tho sponge
and flannel and soap when not in use
daring the bath. Also shelves should
be made and placed upon the walls of
every bath room ; these may be of
plain deal, enameled any color that is
liked. Upon them may be placed cold
cream, shaving soap, a bottle of am
monia, pumice stone and ail the little
accessories U6ed in the toilet. Plenty
of 6oap should always be provided aud
towels in abundance, and with all
theto little comforts the daily bath
will be indeed an unmixed pleasure.
London Morning.
WINTER COOKEBV.
DelioiousSweet Potato Croque ttes
Take cold boiled sweet potatoes, put
through a fruit press or sieve, form
into cakes, dip in egg and roll in
cracker crumbs ; fry in deep fat.
Aunt Lydia's Gingerbread-Add to
one well beaten egg one cup of molas
ses, one cup of flour, one teaspoonful
each of salt, ginger and soda, and one
half cup of boiling water. Bake in a
shallow pan.
Apple Cream-Core largo tart ap
ples, till holes with sugar and bake,
into a pint of boiling milk stir half a
cup of sugar and the beaten yelk of
one ogg; when cold, flavor with va
nilla and poor over apples.
Steamed Graham Bread-One cup
Indian meal, one graham flour, one
sour milk, one warm water and one
half oap of molasses; add one tea
spoon soda and salt to taste. Steam
three hours and then dry in oven.
For Chocolate Pie-Scald ono and
one-half pints milk, add one-half cup
of sugar, one white and two yelks of
eggs, and tablespoon corn starch, two
dessert spoons of Hour, one tablespoon
grated chocolate. Flavor with vanilla.
An Original and Improved Way to
Cook Squash-Cut a hubbard squash
into pieces of a size suitable to serve
one person and place in kettle, skin
side up. Pour over it a cup of brown
sugar and enough water to partly cov
er. Cook slowly until the water is ab
sorbed.
Boast Grouse-Take a brace of care
fully picked and cleaned grouse. Tie
a piece of raw fat bacon over their
breasts and then wrap them up in 8
piece of buttered paper. Boss: them
in front of a brisk Are for about half
an hour. For the last ten minutes
remove tho bacon and paper. Kee),
them frequently basted with e little
butter all the time. Toast two neat
slices of bread, place them on a wide
gridiron under the birdj for the last
ten minutes to catch the dripping
gravy. Lay these on a hot dish with
the birds on them. Put heaps c f fried
crumbs around the dish. Serve with
:ravy and bread sauce.
Statisticians agree that lb j popula*
tion of the world averages 103 worner
to every man.

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