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WOMAN AND HOME.
You bring bio peace, O Innocent child facosl
With your clear, questioning oyes,
Vour fatry forms, jour sweot, unconscious
Your llpi where laughter lies.
Out In the world too long, I grow heart-woaryl
But In theso leisure ilavs,
Throwing nsldo the old routine so dreary,
I Join tho children's plays.
What (un ws havol What skating and what
Out In tho frost and snow!
What battling with tho north wind, kcon and
That sets tho blood aplowl
tn twilight, round my ohatr thoy love to gather,
To hear tho story told
Heroic- talcs of many a Lravo forofather
In stirring days of old
Of ttlraes I pass tho room whero thoy are lying,
Each In a snowy bod.
And hear my llttlo name-child sweotly trying
To pray for "Unole Tred."
Ood bless tho children with their rosy faces!
Tholr ecs llko truth's clear wells,
Their loving hearts, their many Heavenly
Tholr lips, where laughter dwells.
It A. Mo William, In Dernorcst's Magazine,
Especially Adapted for Wear In tbn Kven
lnsr or at Night.
No one should sleep with cold feet.
Nothing Is so detrimental to good health
or refreshing bleep. If tho feet arc cold
on going to bed, Unit or crocheted bed
room slippers should bo worn. They
may bo mado of any color desired; a
dark wino color, scarlet or darlc gray
nro all serviceable. For our readers
who prefer knitting to crocheting, tho
slipper hero Illustrated is a good model.
It is moro especially adapted for wear
at night as suggested, being high
around tho ankle.
They are knitted in looped knitting.
Loops Inside. UbO six ounces of Gcr
mantown j am, pair of bono needles No.
0, a pair of cork soles. Wind yarn in
two balls, and work from each ball at
Commenco across tho instep, by cast
ing on tv enty-scven stitches. Knit the
EXIT BEDItOOM surrEn.
first row plain. Second row Insert tho
nccdlo in tho first stitch as if about to
knit, put the wool over tho point of tho
needle and around tho first finger of
tho left hand twice, then wool again
over tho needlo, and knit tho stitch in
tho usual manner, drawing all threo
thrdads of wool through, knit tho other
stitches in tho same way.
Third row Plain knitting. Fourth
row Looped knitting tho amo as di
rected for tho second row, but decrcaso
in tho middle- of tho row by knitting
two stitches together. Fifth row
Plain. Repeat tho last two rows till
you havo only eleven stitches on the
needle, and cast off. This is tho front
of tho slipper. Now holding tho looped
6ldo of tho knitting towards you, pick
up twelvo of the cast on stitches, knit
ting each stitch as you pick it up. Knit
ono row of looped knitting and ono row
of plain knitting, alternately, till you
liavo a pleco long enough to reach
around tho heel und to join on to the
other sldo of tho front Next make the
frill round the anldo by casting on four
6tltchcs and knitting in the samo man
ner a picco sufficient to go round tho
top of tho slipper, sow it on so that the
loops como on tho outside. Now neatly
"bind the solo with a pleco of narrow
xibbon, and sew tho work on to it.
Finish with a nice bow of satin ribbon
on tho instep. Farm, Field and Fire
side. Itattlers as Household rets.
All this occurred near Scottsburg,
Ind.: Dennis Rlchcy has a largo rat
tlesnake ho calls Sho. Mr. Richoy and
iamily llvo on Finlcy's Knob. Ho cap
tured tho snako and its mate about a
year ago. Ho has kept them in a close
cage to prevent harm. Last Sunday
Sho crept from her cago while tho
iamlly wore asleep. At 3 a. m. Mrs.
IBichoy was awakened by tho crying of
Imr baby. Sho reached over and thcro
(was tho sound of something dropping
from tho cradle to tho floor. Mr.
iltlchey, also hearing an unusual noise,
arose from his bed and started to In
vestigate. In doing so ho stepped upon
Sho, which sounded its warning, but
strangely did not strike. As tho snako
"wriggled upon tho floor Mr. Richoy,
.without forked stick or gloves, caught
her and returned her to tho cage. Then
3io found that its mate, Jumbo, had es
icaped, and after a search ho found tho
Tattler and caught it in tho samo man
ner. Mr. and Mrs. Rlchey havo abso
solutely no fear of their pots, and do
claro that thcro is no danger of being
bitten by them.
How to Wash Silk Waists.
' Wash silk waists do not always wash
well because of ignorance of tho proper
way of laundering them. Add a tea
spoonful of borax to somo lukewarm
water and enough nlco white soap to
znako a weak suds. Rub through tho
hands carefully instead of wringing
draw the silk through tho tightly clasped
hand. If all tho dirt has not been taken
out, wash again; then rinso in several
waters to which havo been added a
pinch of borax or a half dozen drops of
ammonia. Do not let tho silk becomo
quite dry beforo ironing; then uso a
moderately hot iron, as a very hot ono
will scorch tho silk.
Thrco cups of flour, ono cup of oil.
Fry in a frying pan till a nico brown,
then add two cups of water and ono
cup of chopped vegetables. Mix well
together and roll up in a lump. Mako
a dressing as you would for a flesh
roast. Spread out tho meat and in
closo tho dressing. Put in tho oven
and bako to a nlco brown, basting with
a gravy madn of oil and browned flour
PRETTY TEA .COZIES.
Our English Cousins Consider Thesa
Dainty Trifles Independable.
Our English cousins havo long con
sidered a tea cozy an indlspcnsablo
comfort and convenience; and with tho
custom now becoming so general all
over our country of serving tho sociablo
five-o'clock cup, its uso is growing in
favor here. In Germany, as well as
England, they aro also used over tho
coffeo-pot, and aro even moro useful
for that purposo, siuco coffeo often
stands longer, with moro chanco of
cooling, boforo it is drank, than tea.
It will simplify tho making to buy a
cozy-pad; filled with eider-down thoy
cost one dollar, but, of course, can bo
mado for less. A long half-oval is tho
usual shape; and another is shown
which is cut square across tho top, and
has melon-shaped gores on tho side.
About tw elvo inches broad and twelvo
deep is a good size. If you make tho
pad, tho pieces for tho insido must bo
cut a little smaller on tho curved edges
than tho outer pieces; after tho curved
scams aro sowed, slip tho smaller ono
within tho other, letting tho scams all
como insido, fill tho space between tha
two with cotton or eider-down, then
sew tho lower, straight edges together,
Tho first tea-cozy is covered with old
roso chamois and lined with chest
nut silk. A puff of ribbon of tho same
shade as tho lining, and embroidery
with gold and brown silks, decorates
the outside, and tho edges are pinked.
Tho pad for this has of course to bo cut
tho samo shape, and has a melon
shaped goro on tho sides. In cutting,
allowanco must bo mado for the pinked
edges of tho chamois, which extend be
yond tho lining. If destined to cover a
low, squat tea-pot, tho cozy should bo
mado smaller than the dimensions
given, which aro tho average, but by no
Tho second illustration shows a cozy
covered with whlto linen and lined
with yellow India silk. A pufE of tho
silk is put over tho curved edge of tho
pad, and tho linen, which is finished
with buttonholed scallops and has eye
let holes worked In each scallop, is
laced together over the puff. A con-
ventionallzed floral design and tho
word "Tea" aro embroidered on ono
Simpler than either of these, and
quite as effective, aro some cozies cov
ered with the Japaneso crepes. If these
bo selected with a free, but not too
lavish, uso of gilding, tho effect is very
gay and rich. A three-inch band of
dark plush, velvet, or satin, around the
bottom, adds much to their beauty;
and tho edges can be finished with gold
or silk cord. Dernorcst's Magazine.
How to Treat Ink Spots.
Ink stains aro hard to deal with, but
mnch may be accomplished If they arc
only treated in time. Ono good remedy
is to tear blotting paper to pieces and
hold tho rough edges on tho ink when
it is freshly spilled. If there is no
blotting paper at hand cover tho spot
with Indian meal, or liquid ink may be
absorbed by cotton batting. When ink
is spilled the first caro should bo tc
prevent it from spreading. Anothcj
way of prcvcnt'ng ink stains is to im
mediately wash tho stained articlo in
several waters and then in milk, letting
it -soak in the milk for several hours.
Another manner of removing all or
dinary ink stains is to wash tho article
immediately In vinegar and water and
then in soap and water. No mattci
what is used for removing the ink, th
stain must bo rubbed well.
To Make an Oriental Sofa.
An unused singlo white iron bed hat
been put to uso and disguised in a verj
clever way by a lady living in c. very
small flat. In ono corner, against the
old bluo of tho wall, has been hung a
width of dull rod cotton, and into this
corner has been thrust tho bed. Across,
tho mattress is" thrown a curtain of dull
embroidery. Against tho wall, about
a third of tho way from tho head of the
bed, has been fastened an iron crane oi
curious pattern, from tho end of which
hangs a quaint eastern lamp. Over tho
crano is thrown a long piece of richly
embroidered silken drapery, tho endsoi
tho drapery falling over and concealing
cither end of tho bed. Innumerable
pillows of bright hues bestrew this
originally planned sofa, and no more
dcsirablo suggestion of tho orient is to
bo found anywhere.
Sarah llernhardt's Curious Bed.
Everyone has heard of Sarah Hern
hordt's curious bed, which la like no
other ono to bo seen in Franco or else
where. It is nearly fifteen feet broad,
and when tho fascinating Sarah is in
disposed and receives her intimato
friends reposing on a couch sho looks
like a rcd-plumagcd bird floating on a
great sea of whito satin.
To Clean Cut Glass.
Cut glass, washed in warm soapsuds,
rinsed in hot, but not boiling, water,
and stood in a pan of dry sawdust till
dry, then brushed with a soft brush
and rubbed with a pleco of chamois,
will havo overy bit of its brilliant beau
ty dazzlingly brought out
DUTIES OF PAGE BOYS.
Kids Got Good Pay for Do
lus Llttlo- Worlc ' X
Cut They1 Are Compelled toJReslgri When
They Keach Their Seventeenth"
Ulrthday How They Increase
Tblr Regular Income. , """
ISpccIal Washington Letter.
Tho pages, tho dancing llttldPucks,
upon tho floor of tho senate, .nro em
ployed only during tho sessions Of tho
great deliberative body. Now pagea
are nppointcd at tho commencement of
every congress, and tho boys who havo
grown too tall aro dropped. Pages aro
novcr removed on account of politics
although tho pages have political views.
Thoro is ono bright littlo fellow who
is likely to remain in tho employment
of tho senate for a very long time; that
tuk senate rAon.
is, if ho lives and wants to remain. ITo
is tho orphan son of tho late Senator
Kcnna, of West Virginia. Ills father
had many friends and no enemies
nmong tho publio men of this genera
tion. It will mako no difference
whether tho senate shall havo a demo
cratic or a republican organization;
Senator Kenua's son will To cared for.
It would not bo surprising if young
Kcnna should duplicate in a measure
tho lifo of Senator Oorman, of Mary
land, who was a scnato pago when ho
was a llttlo boy.
It is not generally known, but tho
pages livo in un ago limit; that is to say,
they must bo twelve years of ago in or
der to bo appointed, but they cannot
remain as pages after they reach their
sixteenth year. It is usually a very
sorry day for tho average page boy
when ills seventeenth blrthduy comes
around. Ho will havo to be some years
older, much wiser, and better educated
beforo he can earn as much money as
When the ago limit is reached and a
number of the boys aro dropped, four
of them aro solcctcd to bo riding pages.
Their selection depends on their
records for efficiency and faithfulness.
The pago on tho floor of tho senate
draws 82.50 a day during the session of
congress. The riding pago receives
82.60 a day the year round and has a
horso to rido. Ills duties keep him out
of doors a great part of tho time, car
rying messages betw een tho capltol and
the departments. Tho position is con
sidered moro dcsirablo than that of
apage. Fifty years ago tho pages
received 81.50 a day for the ses
sion and the lump sum of 8200 at
tho end of tho session to keep them
during the rocoss. This pay and al
low aneo wore doubled In 184;. Tlio
pago now receives nothing for the re
cess. He is supposed to havo laid by
enough out of his salary to lccep him
going until congress meets again. Tho
riding pages aro envied by all boys of
their age in the entire city. They aro
bright boys, all of them, and they feel
their importance, too. As tho bearers
of messages from senators they dash
up to tho doors of the executive de
partments, or even of tho whito house,
and in they march without hindrance
The son of tho lato Scnotor Riddle
berger, of Virginia, was appointed to
be a page, soon after his father's death.
Tho widows of Senator Rlddlcberger
and Senator Kenna aro benefited by
tho salaries their boys receive. Of
course when tho senate is not in session
tho pages receivo no pay. Hut tho in
come of each page averages 8450 a year.
This is a great deal moro than the aver
ago youth needs to keep him going, but
usually tho pago has some ono depend
ent on him, at least in part. In fact tho
pages aro appointed in somo instances
becauso they are the sons of widows
and deserving of assistance If tho
senate wished to do so It could obtain
labor for a much smaller sum, but It
could not obtain anywhere a moro refined-looking,
courteous set of llttlo
gentlemen than thoso who answer to
tho clapping of a senator's hands and
run his errands to tho document-room
or the library. They wear knee breeches,
neat little roundabouts, silk stockings
and well-polished shoes. Their -faces
and hands aro clean, their hair careful
ly brubhed, their finger nails polished,
and each of them looks as if he had
just come out of a bandbox, pretty and1
Bwcct enough to bo kissed.
Tho duties of a pago to-day aro tha
amo as they were ono hundred years
ago and tho work Is light and ngreca
ble. The pago must bo on duty at nine
o'clock each morning, but tho serious
business of tho day docs not begin until
noon, when tho scnato meets. Beforo
that tlmo ho arranges tho files of tho
Congressional Record and tho bills and
reports on tho desks of tho senators
who havo been assigned to him. Thero
aro sixteen pages and eighty-eight sen
ators, so nono of, tho pages havo very
much to do. Tho morning hours aro
not all working hours. Thero itf a
gymnasium in tho basement of tho capl
tol furnished especially for their use.
They exerclco their arms and their
chests thero every morning; their legs
get plenty of exercise through tho day.
They do not walk when on duty. They1
run, skip, and try to fly.
Senator Dubois, of Idaho, upon ono.
occasion made an attack on Scnatot
Hoar, of Massachusetts, which yos
vory unexpected. Tho yenerablo states
man from Massachusetts was suddenly
reminded of a story in an old novel,
which would fit tho occasion. Calling
a llttlo pago ho sent hlra to tho con
gressional library for tho book. When
Senator Dubois sat down nt the con
clus'on of his remarks, Senator Hoar
arojo with tho book in his hand, read
tho chapter applicable to tho occasion,
and won applause. To tho peoplp in
tho galleries that was wonderful. To
the initiated it was v iry simple. That
llttlo pago boy ran like a streak of
lightning to tho library; he mado no
mistake; ho got tho right volume; ho
flow back to tho senator; tho proper
pago' in tho book was found; and Sen
ator Hoar was loaded for a speech by
tho tlmo his antagonist concluded his
attack. That illustrates very well ono
of tho duties required of a page.
When tho vlco president enters tho
chamber and assumes tho gavel to call
tho scnato to order, tho pages rango
themselves along tho steps at tho sldo
of the vice president's platform. When
a senator claps his handi thoy run to
his desk to go on whatever errands ho
may have for them. Tho pages seldom
leave tho capltol. Airiest gll of tho
outsido work is done by tho rldfng
pages. They aro older, and better
capablo physically of covering a wider
territory. The page's duty keeps him at
the capltol a short tlmo after tho snnato
adjourns each evening. That is usual
ly about flvo o'clock. Vhen there aro
pight sessions of congress, though, tho
pages must remain all night. And very
tired and very sleepy tho llttlo fellows
aro boforo tho night is over. But they
recover quickly, and aro coon ready for
nil manner of pranks.
Some of tho senators take warm per
gonal Interest in tho pagos and provide
for them in somo manner when thoy
leave tho senate. The lato Senator
Stanford used to give thi pages quar
ters, half dollars, or dollars for serving
him. no invariably gav,j tho pages
something for waiting on him; and,
every Christmas ovo, ho sent a now flvo
cjollnr gold piece, in an envelope, to
each ono of tho scnato pages. Other
senators who arc wealthy aro libera
with their money, so that the boys pick
up considerably moro than their sal
ttrlcs. They are usually good boys, of
good families, their experiences aro ed
ucational, thoy make the acquaintance
of great men; nnd there is no reason
why a senate pago should fail in life,
They generally turn out well and mako
their mark In tho world. ,
It is an unfortunate fact that tho
pages in tho houso of representatives are
not no worthy of commendation as are
the llttlo fellows at tho other end of
mo capuoi. Miieir circumstances aro
not so desirable. They learn a great
deal of wickedness, and not infrequent
ly follow a downward couri. Somo of
them are obliged to carry messages to
TUK Kl3t:0 I'AOK.
places which no boy should over see.
They hear language which should
never fall upon tho ear of boy or man.
They become pert and not unliko
some of the fresh newsboys upon tho
streets of our great cities. Of course,
the little fellows who havo homes hero
and parents or mothers to look after
them, aro not led far astray. Good
boys are as amcnablo to good advico as
they aro to bad examples. Rut, as a
general rule, a pageship in the houso is
not a position to bo sought for a good
boy, by his parents or friends. It is a
demoralizing way of beginning lif.
In fact, this Is not a city to bo com
mendod as a superior place for raising
children. The hours of work in tho
executivo departments aro so few, and
tho hours of labor at tho capltol aro so
few, that young men grow ing up hero
absorb tho impression that good sal
aries should forever bo found for light
work. In the great work-n-day world,
this Is not tho case. Therefore, boys
raised here, whether in the capltol, or
in tho vicinity of tho departments, com
menco lifo with erroneous impressions.
To them, lives of toil ans obnoxious.
They naturally seek easy avenues of
livelihood: and those avenues aro
usually unworthy. For this reason,
even a senate pageship may not bo re
garded as altogether dcsirablo for a
youth. Smith D. Fjiy.
Remarkable Dry-Land Fish.
Tho periopthalmus, ono of tho most
rcmarkablo of the several sposies of
dry-land fish catalogued by tho natural
ists, is a native of Mauritius. Ho is
only 4 or 6 inches long, but has a big
head, very prominent oyes and sidofins
which bear a strong resemblance to
legs. They havo tho curious habit of
leaving tho water in tho evening and
spending tho entire night hunting tho
nocturnal insects which inhabit the
muddy flats near tide water. A similar
species of Now Zealand aro called
"running fishes' by tho natives.
The World's 'Millionaires.
M. do Varigny has just published at
Paris a statistical work alwnt tho
largest fortunes of tho United States
and England. Ho says in parti Whilo
wo find in tho United States tno largest
individual fortunes in th world, most
millionaires can bo foun in England.
After careful research vs find fortunes
representing a value of ) ,000,000 or
inoro. that is. Sj.OOO.OCfb. divided as fol
low s among the nations: England, 200;
United btates, 100; Germany and Aus-
trlu, 100; Francov 15; Russia, 50; Indla
50; all other countries, 128. .
TO THE FRONT.
"Who's that chap?"
"Don't you know? Why, that's Rumpus, tho new OTftlist; I tell you, he'
coming to the front quickly.'
"So I perceive."
"So you're from Kansas?" said tho
eastern girl, witli tho supercilious look,
to the senator's daughter.
"Oh, yes, indeed."
"And do you sco Indians and buffalo
and wigwams and cowboys at your
"No; tho procession of years has
brought many changes to Kansas since
you studied geography." ICansas City
Quixotic Is bis enterprise, and hopeless his ad
Who seeks for Jocularities that haven't yen
Tho world has Joked Incessantly for over fifty
-nd every Joke that's possible has long ajo
W. S Gilbert, In "Ills Excellency."
"Did Clara overcome her admiration
for that college man?"
"Oh, yes sho took the gold cure."
"What do you mean?"
"Sho married a millionaire." N. Y.
That Explains It.
Mistress (on the second day to now
cook) KathI, Just be so good as to lend
mo five marks.
Cook (aside) Ha, hal that's why sho
said yestcrdav the cook in her touso
was treated as one of tho family!1 Dcr
Llttlo Dick Mamma was rettdln'
something about a heroine Wnt's a
Littlo Dot I don't know 'xactly, but
I guess, it's a girl w'at puts out tho light
anr thai gets into bed wifout pullin her
feet In quick. Good News.
And Vet It Is u 2nonolojrirc.
"I've Just written a monologue.
"What is the character it is written
for a man or a woman?"
"Tlxis monologue is-written for tico
characters a man and his wife. "" Lifo.
A SISTnit'S lU'TY.
Miss Mittcss What does this mean.
Mr. Brotherton Oh, these nro ftist a
few socks, underclothes, coat. etc,
that need, mending; you promised last
night you would ulways be a sister to
mo, and my sister used to d all my
uicuiuag ucioro sno marrieu. unco a
A Danger Foreseen,
laude What oucrht 1 do whrn nnn
Lof thoso horrid men I'vo been flirting
wjta tries 10 kiss mor
Nellie Tell him to stop, of course.
Maudo (with nlarn) But suppose ho
should obey mo? Chicago Record.
- -Miliar vffii
Where Silence- Was Eloquent.
Said the mlstresslo- Bridget,
With a shako trhdrdlgit:
now Is It no sound froio the kitchen Is hear!
Whenever your 'steady'
Is with you nlresdy
Thoro's hover a murmur, "rot even s Trord!"
'Your pirdon I'm befjjflny
Said Bridget McGicjjgln:
"My beau Is a 'daisy' tbat-'si quite hard to
tiut so bashful Is Darncy
That, havln" no blarney,
lie does nothln' at prlslnt bus sit dtrwrj and
X T. rterald.
Tho Triumph of Science.
A famous French doctor and profes
sor of medicine contended that every
disease was attributable to a-process of
inflammation. On dissecting oae of his
patients not a trace of inflammation
could be found, no explained the cir
cumstances to his pupils ns follows:
"Gentlemen, you seo that our modo
of treatment was thoroughly effective;
the patient is dead but he died. euredP
Western Boy You folks here dont
know anything about cold weather.
Eastern Roy Wo don't, eh? It's
worse than the North Polo here some
times. Talk about cold! Phew! Why,
one day this winter it was so cold that
T stayed in at recess. Good News.
Overheard lu the Park.
Bob narcourt They say Russell Sago
never changes his mind.
Adelc Fairfax Why, I thought every
body did sometimes.
Hob Harcourt Well, Sage won't.
He's afraid it will cost him something.
Tire Why nnd Wherefore.
n knew that she otrncd a couple of farms;
And ho said, as ho folded her tight In his anas:
'This treasure I'll take"
The smart berrant maid, as sho saw the en
brace, Remarked, ns sho threw her hands to her fco:
"For the land's sake."
HOOD TO OCCUR.
Tho Drama of the rut are.
The Manager I want a play imme
diately foe Mr. Bruiscman.
Tho Playright All right. Pick i
out. Here's heavyweights, next to n
'a tho wclier-wcights, and yonder's a
pllo ollightw eights. Puck.
lie Was nicht.
Teacher Now, Patsy, would: it bo
proper to say: "You can't, leam ma
Patsy "Cause ycr canlt. Jlidga.
Tbm That new cdlice boy-is lite nat
ural gas. . '
Jack I don't sec-tho similarity.
Tom Well, ho generally goes out
when ho is most wanted. Pittsburgh
Mary had a little ben
With feathers white as sxyw,
Tho preacher pitd a visit: then
Tho chloken ha J to, go.
Traveler The houses, in somo of tha
ancient cities had walls, ten feet tiick
Mr. Brickrow (enviously) I presume
somo of tho neighbors wcro mu&tcaU
N. Y. Weekly.
Preparing for ITmcrcencI.
"What aro you reading, dear?" I
"The courtship of Miles Standishj
Jack Is, coming to-night, yaa know."
At tho Theater.
Sho Troro a high hat, to the play.
Tho man behind aer said:
"It often happens Just this way;
I'm bcatsn by b head." ,
rhlliaslphla inquire ,