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YOUNG CORPORAL JIM.
Twaa down In tho valley In sixty-four,
Just ono year oro tlio war was o'er,
That youriB Jim Joined us, gallant and nay
As a full-dcdgod prlvato In old Troop K.
Mia oyes wero as biff and as bright as a
And closo to his head crept his short tawny
And his figure was graceful and lltho and
As a willow that grows near tho river'1)
Ho was only a lad, not beyond eighteen,
But tho things that ho know and sights ho
Wore marvelous even to soldiers old,
And though gcntlo In naturo his spirit was
Bo thoy mado him a corporal so gallant and
And ho carried tho guidon In old Troop Iv.
Twas a closo Juno morning, tho east Just
"With tho faintest glimmer of breaking
Tho trumpots woro sounding tho rovclllo,
TVhon off to tho north, llko a. surging sea
Camo tho rattle of muskets, tho rolling of
And to arms sang tho trumpots, to arms,
tho foo comes I
Twas tho prettiest fight, sir, you ever did
Though from where wo lay low In rescrvo
with Troop B
lit seemed that tho Johnnlos wero having
TU1 tho general sent word for a charge by
'Prepare to mount.mountl" Just as cool as
1 at drill.
"Trot," "Gallop," then "Charge!" and wo
rodo for tho hill.
lAt tho very first volley both omccrs
For a moment wo wavered, wo almost wero
'When just like a flash to tho front young
("Waved tho guidon on high whllo wo all
held our breath,
lAnd then llko a hero rodo straight to his
Did wo carry tho placo? Just you read the
That Phil Sheridan made, to tho point,
sharp and short:
, "While the troops all fought well, tho event
of tho day
Was the taking of Mound Hill by galloping
And Jim, yes, wo found him quite clo3o to
i Shot clean through tho head, sir, all quiet
iFast clasping tho guidon ho lay on tho sod,
'ills young bonny faco turned straight up
to his God.
1W0 burlod him closo to tho spot where he
'From that death-dealing shower of bullets
'Wo gave him a headstone, tho best that
. wo could,
I Not much 'twas to look at, of unpalnted
IBut ono fellow, a poet, wrote thl3 on tho
"Corp'l Jim, who died game In his boots
and tho Lord."
Thomas H. Wilson, In N. T. Sun.
HURRAHED FOR LOGAN.
An Incident That Occurred nt tho Sack
ing of Columbia.
In your issue of February 20, 1890, 1
Tead of Gen. Howard's account of the
Backing of Columbia, S. C, on the night
,of February 17, 1803. The scenes de
scribed rose vividly in my memory.
,1 will relate nu incident that I
witnessed about 11 o'clock p. m. on that
On the raid through the Carolinas I
(commanded a battalion of detached cav
alry under Gen. Bcckwith, chief commis
sarj' of subsistence. As soon as the pon
toons were laid over Broad river I
"CLEAR THE TRACK 1"
crossed with CO of my men, and I be
lieve We were the first mounted troops
.In the city.
About 11 o'clock p. m., when the fire
was raging and entirely beyond control,
I and about six of my men sat on our
lioress at the end of one of the business
streets. The smoke utterly filled the
street, and It seemed impossible for any
one to live between the burning build
ings. Gens. Logan and Blair, with staff of
ficers and escort, were there also, dis
cussing the situation. Logan turned
to Blair and said:
"General, these men who are doing
this work belong to tho Seventeenth
corps. You had better take caro of
I Blair did not reply, but pulled his
slouch hat down over his left eye and
leaned forward in his saddle.
At this moment tho attention of all
was attracted to a cry coming from tho
( "Clear the track! Clear the track!"
' Soon there came out of the smoke an
old chaise with tho top thrown back,
a lean, gaunt mule in the shafts, a sol
dier on his back, aud in the chaise three
of Lis comrades. All had on extra high
plug hats, -white, and each carried a tin
vessel filled with whisky.
The outfit pulled up to within 40 feet
of the two generals. But it wns somo
time before the men could get the smoke
out of their eyes. They renlized that
they wero In cloBe proximity to their
commanding officer. One of the soldiers
staggered to his feet and shouted:
"We belong to the Fifteenth corps.
31urrah for Gen. Logan!"
Qen. Blair turned and looked at Lo
fjnn. who in turn rode away, followed
by stnff and escort. It Js almost need
less to sny those soldiers were not pun
' Ished. Mnj. II, M. Kendcrdine, in Na
THE SLEEPING SENTINEL.
A Fortnnnto Clreimuitunco Worcloil Off
tho Impending Death Penalty.
A Star reporter had nn army officer
ns a listener, nnd lie wnscxpatlntlngon
tho way lio would shoulder a musket
and fight, bleed nnd dlo for his beloved
country, In case thero was war with
EngTiind or any other effete monarchy
tottering- on a, tumbling throne, or
words to that effect.
"Did you ever do guard duty on a
nnsty night In the enemy's country?"
Inquired the officer.
"Well, no," hesitated tho reporter.
"Then don't sny whnt you would do
until you have tried It. It reads nicely
in the papers, and lots of men delight
in imagining tho high-stepping style
that they would trot along the crimson
path that lends to glory or tho grave,
but when the crimson is mud, or tho
path is in a thicket, which at any mo
ment may blaze up in a volley, it Isn't
half so nice to think about. The fight
ing Is tho least disagreeable thing
about war, and tho glory is won at an
amazingly high price."
"I wouldn't stand guard," asserted
tho reporter; "I would bo an officer
and have somebody else do the guard
"Well, I didn't begin my soldier
career that way," said tho officer. "I
was iv private, and not yet 20, and the
amount of guard duty I did seemed to
mo to bo enough to protect all tho
armies in the field. Let me tell you a
I WAS RUDELY AROUSED.
story of how I did it one night. It
was a dark and dismal time down on
the Potomac, and we had been wading
around in the mud nnd cold until the
heart was entirely taken put of us.
We had moved forward and were ex
pecting an attack of the enemy at any
moment. Under such circumstances
sentinels are given extra orders to bo
watchful, and for a guard to sleep at
his jiost means death at daylight, sure.
"I had been placed in an exposed posi
lion, and my orders were very strict,
indeed. My beat lay across a narrow
neck of land between two gorges, and
I had a monopoly of it and was entire
ly alone, but I had a good command of
the ground in front of me, and with
ordinnry care no enemy could approach
without being seen. I knew tJiat much
depended upon my vigilance, and I
!vnew that if I betrayed my trust death
would be my portion nt daylight, but
1 was only a boy and so dead tired that
1 could hardly stand up. 1 went on
duty, though, like a man, and 1 stood
it for I don't know how long.
"But boy nature can't stand every
thing and I was rudely aroused from a
beautiful dream of home by a violent
shaking and the hoarse whispers and
curses of the officer of the guard
a minute I knew what had happened.
and there flashed through my mind
a picture of a blindfolded soldier sitting
on his coffin with a firing party stand
ing in front of him. I got to my feet
bj' the help of a jerk or two by the
officer, and then I expected more abuse,
and got it and kept on getting it until
I got back to the officer's tent.
"There the officer got a good look at
mo and discovered that I was covered
with blood. So did I, much to my sur
prise, but I felt on the instant that 1
vas saved, for the officer asked what
the blood meant, and I told him 1 must
have burst a small blood vessel and
fidlen in a faint on my beat. 1 was
scared so badly that I was sick, nnd 1
didn't have to argue long to prove my
ease, notwithstanding the very serious
results that might have followed my
dereliction of duty. I had no guard
duty to perform after that for a long
time, and an offense that was punish
able by death actually turned out to
be a fine snap for me, which as a boy 1
"But tho blood?" inquired the writer.
"Simply a case of nose-bleed, to
which two or three years before I had
been subject. I presume my weakened
condition brought it back again, but
why it should have resumed operations
at such, aii( opportune, time I cannot
say. I can say, though, that I never
slept on my post again," and the officer
chuckled to think of his narrow es
cape. Washington Star.
An Old Soldier1! Good Fortune
A marvelous instance of restoration
of sight is that of John Hcrshman, an
old soldier residing near Kokoroo, Ind.
From injuries received during the late
war Mr. Hcrshman went blind, and by
a special act of congress in 1888 he was
awarded a pension of $72 a month for
total disability, and a large amount of
back pay. A few days ngo Mr. Hcrsh
man, while sitting at his home, was at
tacked with frightful pains about tho
eyes. After suffering excruciating
agony for several hours tho pain sud
denly vanished, and to the surprise of
Mr. Hcrshman and his family his sight
was completely restored, lie now reads
newspapers as rsadlly as before losing
his vision. Chicago Chronicle.
Casualties in tho Civil War,
In the American civil war one out of
every 05 men was killed and one In each
ten wounded. In Napoleon's early wars
one out of each 28 was killed and in the
enrly British conflicts as high an
average as one death to each 10 engr.gwl
Id reported. Chicago Chronicle,
FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.
A NURSERY SONG.
Oh, Petcrkln Pout nnd Gregory Grout,
And two llltlo goblins bhiclcl
Full oft from my houso 1'vo drlvon them
But somohow thoy still comeback.
They clamber up to tho baby's mouth,
And pull tho corners down:
Thoy perch aloft on tho baby's brow,
And twist It Into a frown.
And ono says "Shalll" and t'other says
And ono says "Mustl" and t'other says
Oh, I'otcrkln Pout nnd Gregory Grout,
t pray you, now, from my house keep outl
But Samuel Smile and Lemuel Laugh
Aw two little fairies light;
They're always ready for fun and chaff,
And sunshine Is their delight.
And when they creop Into baby'n eyes,
Why, thoro tho sunbeams are.
And when they peep through her rosy lips,
Her laughter rings near and far.
And one says "Pleasol" and t'other says
And both together say: "I lovo youl"
Bo, Lemuel Laugh and Samuel Smllo,
Come In, my dears, and tarry awhllo!
Laura E. Richards, In St. Nicholas.
DORE'S GREEN CHICKEN.
A Story of tho Great I'roncli Artlt' l'lrst
IJox or 1'iilnt.
The following little story was told
by the famous painter, Gustave Dore,
whoso illustrious Dante, Milton, Habe
lais and Don Quixote will probably
never be surpassed. At an early age
Dore showed wonderful talent for
drawing, and in all his life he never cop
ied from models, but painted from
memory and the fullness of his mind.
This describes his experience with
his first box of metal tubes: "Oho
day," he says, "when I was to spend a
week with a friend of my father's, there
was brought to me the well-known
oaken box, with brass handle and tube
and brushes complete. I was wild with
delight. I had never thought half as
much of any present. I wanted to un
cork all the paints there nnd then nnd
cover my palette with pretty daubs of
color, but they would not let me. The
carriage was waiting. I had to jump in.
Of course, I took my box with me under
my arm, or rather next to my heart,
'BUT WHAT WAS I TO PAINT, AXD ON
firmly resolved to set to work ns soon
as we had reached the journey's end.
"The was was longer than I had ex
pected; we did not arrive. I was strict
ly forbidden to touch the paints and
was ordered off to bed. Fires and lights
were put out, but I could not sleep a
wink. As soon as the first gray streak
of daylight appeared I jumped out of
bed and went downstairs and out into
the yard. But alas! There was no can
vas, no cardboard, no panel. All had
been taken from me the night before.
I felt -i mad, irresistible desire to paint.
Wondering on what I should make my
first attempt. I set about uncorking my
bottles and spreadincr patches of color
all over my palette. The brilliancy,
rochnnca iiti1 1,n1
freshness nnd cheerfulness of those
colors made me quite drunk with de
light. Nothing goes to the head so
much as your first palette. There waa
a green shade especially thatl could not
take my eyes off. What a lovely green!
Veronese green in all its glory.
"But what was I to paint, and on
what? As I was still asking myself
this question, my eyes fell on a poor
little, hen, rather prettily shaped, but
with feathers of a dirty white, that
was picking up crumbs two paces from
where I stood. The fowl was fright
fully deficient in tone. I decided to
remedy the fault without further de
lay. The hen objected; the creature
failed to see that I was laboring for its
own good. However, I persisted in my
efforts, and nt last succeeded. To be
sure, it took every particle of Veronese
green; but then, what a beautiful hen
I had turned out!
"Two or three hours af tcrward I wa.'i
roused out of sleep by an unusual noisii
of shouting and groaning. What could
it be? A number of men nnd women
had gathered in a crowd in front of the
house. Some of them had their arms
uplifted toward the sky; others were
weeping; others ngain by their frantic
gestures manifested the wildest despair
and terror; and in the midst of them
stood the fowl, to which they were
pointing with their fingers, and when
it went toward them they drew back
in affright'. Then I understood it all.
I remembered a legend of tho country
in which a green fowl plays a terrible
part. Whenever it appears all kinds
of woes threaten the village failure of
crops, plague among the cuttle, disease
In tho home. That accounted for the
village being in arms. Under my very
eyes a woman fell to the ground in
hysterics. Then I hesitated no longer.
I rnn to the master of the house, and
told him everything. It took longer
than an hour and a half to convince the
r.uperstitlous folk atTosserand that the
verdant creature had not been sent by
their evil genius, and thnt It was my
first effort in painting
"At last their fears gradually subsid
ed, and I ventured to show myself. An
old woman, still laboring under the ex
citement she hod just gone through,
said to me, in prophetic tones: 'You
have made our people shed bitter tears;
you, too, will weep before you have
done with your painting!'" Chicago
A dream about a peacock betokeni
that you will marry a very handsome
tiS ?- l'ft r
1 '.V iiUijW B s. rL
NEW OUTDOOR GAME.
English Children I.Ike to Piny It In th
Unys of Knrly Spring.
Tip and run is a game our English
cousins are just lenrnlng both boys
and girls. It resembles cricket, so somo
ono says, aB a caricature resembles its
It Is a game to play early In the
spring, before cricket or tennis can bo
thought of, and it has this advantago
over golf, that it can be played on
lawns or garden plots without dnmago
to the turf.
Tip and run involves much exercise
of a rather severe kind.
This is the manner of it: Tho fair
guardian of the wicket, armed with a
bat or even n racket, takes her stand,
and as soon as she has hit tho
bowler's ball, is bound to run as fast as
she can between the wickets, as failure
to hit or to run involves discomfiture
nnd an immediate successor at the bat.
The score mounts up rapidly, ns an
expert bntswoman hits each time and
fiies to nnd fro like a ball herself, until
she can be dislodged by three successive
failures to hit her ball. Tho other
players field out, with a success gener
ally less than more. Bowling usually
taxes the skill of fair players more than
batting. They do not, ns a rule, bowl
with the mechanical skill which marks
the masculine player.
Eleven is tho proper number for each
team to tip and run; when men nre per
mitted to reinforce the eleven, they play
left-handed or bat with broomsticks.
But, even thus handicapped, they often
seem to be more than n match for their
fair antagonists, though there bo
elevens, and there are those, who can
well hold their own upon the level
green, and are afrnid of no man's prow
ess and understand nil the intricacies
of the game.
The maiden possessed of Atalanta's
speed nnd grace will doubtless prove thp
prize plnyer at tip and run, but every
girl who indulges in the game will find
herself the better nnd the rosier for the
fresh air, sunshine and exercise it gives
her. Chicago Inter Ocean.
THE ALPINE VULTURE.
Itlrd Thnt Hits Decided Preference for
In the canton of Ural a woman was liv
ing in 1S3 1 who had been carried off by
n lammcrgeler, or Alpine vulture, when
a baby. At Hundwel, in the canton of
Appenzell, a child was carried off in
sight of parents. On the Silberalp n
vulture attacked a little boy who was
watching sheep, sotted on a rock, and
had time to knock him over the edge of
tho cliff before the shepherds could
drive the bird away. At Murren, above
the valley of Lauterbrunnen, a vulture
carried an infant to nn inaccessible rock
opposite the village and devoured it.
But the most striking instance of the
child-devouring tendency of these birds
occurred in the Bernese Oberland. A
child three years old, called Anne Zur
buchen, was taken up to the high Alp
nt hay-mnking time nnd left nsleep
while the father fetched a load of hay.
He returned to find the child gone. At
the same time another peasnnt, called
Henri Michel, was coming up the moun
tain by a rough path when he heard a
child cry. At the same time he saw
a lammergeier raise and sail away.
f Running up to the place he found the
little girl, unhurt except for wounds
in the arm and left hand, where the
bird had clutched her. She had lost
her socks, shoes and cap while being
transported by the bird, the distance
traversed being about 350 yards. The
facts were all entered in the parish
archives of the village of Hakeren, and
the girl, who lived to be an old woman,
was always known as "Geier-Anni."
How an Onk Tree May Ho Grown In a
Tumbler of Wutcr.
An oak tree has a very humble begin
ning. When it first sprouts from the
acorn It has a fragile green stem and
looks something like a young pea plant.
To exomine it at this stage of its exist
ence ono enn scarcely imagine that
some day it may become a huge oak.
Any boy or girl can sprout an oak tree
in a tumbler without much difficulty.
Take an acorn and run a threaded
needle very carefully a little way under
the shell on one side, draw the thread
through and suspend the acorn so that
It Is partly submerged in the water of a
tumbler, as shown in the cut. Keep In
a warm place, and before long the oak
tree will sprout, sending a tender stem
upward and a root downward. Chica
Why Ho In Careful with Contn.
A gentleman standing In a hotel lob
by, while taking a match safe from his
pocket, accidentally dropped a cent on
tho floor. Ho picked It up carefully,
und as ho did so said: "I have only
lately realized tho value of a cent. I
have a small account with a trust com
pany, nnd tho other day I received my
book, with interest computed at $13.00.
I worked at the figures quite nwlxil-?,
and found that the exact amount wns
$13.00'J. Then I argued with the sec
retary that It ought to be $14, but he
would not consent to the increase. So
I camo to tho conclusion that if n com
pany with a capital of $1,000,000 can
figure on half cent I ought to be care
ful with, cents,"
WOMAN AND HOME.
EMPIRE LAMP SHADES.
They Aro All tho lingo nnd, Tluink (lood
nc, Kanlly Made.
Draped lnmp shades aro no longer the
most fashionable things of their kind.
A more inexpensive, nnd nt the same
tlmo a more easily mnde-nt-homo kind,
Is now to bo used. It is called the "Em
pire," as most decorative houso furnish
ings nre called now. Tho handsome
lamp shades, flaring very much at the
FIO. 1. 81IA.UE SHAPE.
bottom, mnde of crinkled paper, silk,
flowers, fringe, etc., are quite expensive,
so that they are only sultnble for piano
or bnnquet lamps among people who nre
nble to stand the expense. Tho new
"tub" shades may be made of white or
tinted heavy, plain paper or light card
board, cut to shape, and the two ends
fastened together with a small wire
clamp such as Is used In offices to hold
manuscript together. So they are ex
tremely inexpensive. They have to be
used on wire frames on the lamps, like
other shades, of course, but those of the
right shape and size can now be had as
cheap as nny. Indeed, n very little in
genuity will enable anyone to make the
wire frame herself. These little lamp
shades may be made ns pretty as de
sired by a little iialnting in water col
ors, piu-tracing or India ink outline
sketching. The end fastenings may be
concealed by rosettes or butterfly bows
of ribbon. The mnterials used are so
Inexpensive that even If they do scorch
at the upper edge soon, they can readily
be replaced by new ones. I have tried
them and like them very much. They
TIG. 2. SHADE FASTENED AT ENDS.
will not scorch easily as they are so
roomy at the top. 1 give the shape in
the figures. The size must be regulated
by size of lam). For a large piano or
parlor lamp, 24 inches diameter at the
bottom is about correct with about 15
for depth between top and bottom of
shade. The diameter of the upper edge
should not he much less thnn that of the
bottom. If anyone hns an old-fnshloncd
candelabrum with two or more sockets
for candles, tiny "tub" shades can easily
be mnde to fit them. Make them of
"water color" paper, if you paint, pow
dered with small Dresden fiowers. A
yard and a half will mnke several small
or one good-sized lamp shade. If you
cannot paint, cut out a leaf and flower
design from gold or silver paper, and
paste on. Ohio Farmer.
PREPARATION OF BEEF.
Bomo Practical SukkohUouh ItPRunlliiK tho
Selection of .Meat.
Beef Is not only the most wholesome,
but the most economical meat for n
family. In choosing good meat it is
well to be sure that the grain is smooth
rather than open, and that the lean is
of a fresh, bright red color. The fat
should look white rather than yellow,
nnd in young beef, which is the more
tender, tho fiber is elnstie and rises
when pressed with the finger.
The prime pieces of beef are the sir
loin, the ribs and the round. The two
first nre usually roasted; the brisket
and the shoulder are best for boiling or
stewing. A delicate and tender steak
is sometimes made from the inside or
fillet of the sirloin. It should never be
pounded, which is a vain attempt to
make tough meat tender by bruising its
fibers, 'if beef is intended for boiling,
it is usually rubbed over with a little
salt. A tablespoonful of vinegar add
ed to the water will render it quite
The loss of weight in cooking meat
is from one-fifth to one-third, which
is chiefly water, and beef shrinks con
siderably less than some other kinds
of meat. Lean beef contains 72 xier
cent, of water, nnd fat beef 51 per cent.
Roast beef is digested in three hours;
salt beef requires four and a quarter to
four and a half hours.
The great point in cooking meat Is
to render it tender without extracting
the juices, nnd it is better to cook it
Blowly, so that the loss shall be only
water. But it should first be subjected
to a high heat, thus coagulating the
surface albumen so as to retain the
The usual time for roasting is calcu
lated at a quaiter of an hour for each
pound of meat, and It should be fre
quently basted. When serving, the
dish should be handsomely garnished.
How to Muko Mince Scallops.
A nice woy to utilize cold meat is to
cook one tablespoonful of onion cut fine
in two tablcspoonfuls of butter, until
it turns a golden yellow. Add one cup
of fresh bread crumbs, one cup of cooked
meat chopped fine, one snltspoon of salt,
a half Kultspoon of pepper, a quarter
Enltspoon of nutmeg and one teaspoon of
thin, yellow rind of lemon, and a half
cup of water or weak stock. Allow to
simmer flvo minutes. To this add two
well-beaten eggs. Servo on thin slices
of brown bread or between two square
How to Prepare linked Tomatoes.
Take six large ripe tomatoes, skin and
cut into small pieces. Spread a layer In
the bottom of a bake dish, season well,
put a layer of coarse bread crumbs over
tho tomatoes, with plenty of butter.
Continue this until tho dish is full, hav
ing bread crumbs on top. Bake ono
WHEN WIDOWS WED.
Whnt Thoy Must Ilo nnd Wear to Ho Per
Etiquette governing tho wedding oC
n widow has been recently reorganized,
and, temporarily at least, is finding
high voguo among certain great Indict
who aro making second matrimonial
ventures. The widow's engagement,
ring is now a peridot, which in reality!
Is an Indian chrysollto and a deep leaf
green In color. The peridot ring is set
about with diamonds; and when It
arrives the lady gives her first engage
mcnt-rlng to her eldest dnughtcr, ami
her wedding-ring to her eldest son.
One week beforo the wedding n state
ly luncheon is given to the nearest and
dearest of the old friends of the bride-to-be.
After tho engagement's an
nuoucement she appears nt no publla
functions. At the altar her dress inay
be of any subdued shado of satin. To
make up for tho absence of veil nnd
orange-blossoms, profusions of whlto
luco trim the skirt nnd waist of tho
bridal gown en sccondes noces. Even
the bonnet Is of whlto lace, and tho
bouquet Is preferably of white orchids;
and up flic aislo the lady goes, hand in
hand with her youngest child, no mat
ter whether it is a boy or a girl. Tho
little ono wears an elaborate white cos
tume, holds tho bride's bouquet, and
precedes the newly married pair to tho
church door. Whcro there 1h a larg'j
family of children and a desire on tho
widow's part for a trlflo more display
than is usually accorded on such oc
casions, all of. her daughters, in light
gowns nnd benring big bouquets, sup
port their mother nt the altar.
An informal little breakfast now fol
lows the ceremony. Such a breakfast
is scarcely more thnn a light, simple
luncheon, served from the buffet,
wound up by wedding cake and a toast
ing posset; but the bride of a second
marriage docs not distribute enke nor
her bouquet among her friends. Her
carraige horses do not wear favors,
either, though shoes nnd rico enn bo
freely scattered In her wake; nnd, to
the comfortand economy of her friends,
she does not expect anything elaborate
in the way of wedding gifts. Demor
FOR CLEANING BRASS.
Tho Ashes Which Accumulate In n Stove
"Throw it out," said one. "Give It
away," said another. As itsecms a poor
kind of giving to bestow that which
is worthless to yourself, the last ad
vice was not followed. But the rose
shade was so handsome, nnd the colored
glass jewels and hanging drops all in
tact, it provoked sundry experiments;
and the result is a restoration to beauty
and usefulness of a lamp that was an
eyesore for its verdigris-covered brass
work", says Vomankinil.
In most stoves a very fine powder
accumulates that is not ashes, yet has
the essence of the wood in it. Part
of this, in one saucer, was moistened
well, nnd nnother snucer held the dry
powder, a pan of good soapsuds stood
near, and a piece of sheepskin was at
With a tooth brush nil the brass was
well scoured, then washed in the suds
nnd dried. At this point there was not
much encouragement, but now the dry
powder and sheepskin were vigorously
applied, and, to the surprise of the
skeptics, tlie brass shone with a soft
luster very superior to even the hard
brilliancy of newness.
This powder will restore the brass
rotls vJlien tarnished nnd fly-specked,
pnd nn occasional rub with a woolen
cloth or piece of sheepskin dipped in tho
dry powder will keep them in good con
dition. Tulle PlnltlnRS.
Billows of tulle crown the mnjorlty ol
dressy millinery one color over the
Other very often, to produce the shot
effect so much desired, or ninybe to en
able a greater display of color green
tulle under rose color or blue, yollow
under green, blnck over white or vice
versa. The word "billow" is used ad
visedly in relation to tulle as manipu
lated by the milliner. These tulle plait
lugs arc now sold by the yard in all
colors nnd combinations, plain, ribbon
edged, fluted, flowered nnd silk-eni
broidcred; and if the May queen style ol
headwear offered does not suit youc
taste you have only to purchase a be
coming straw shape and then select
ns much or as little tulle nnd other
garnitures as you desire. Detroit Free
Unique Itoom Decoration. j
A curious room, well worth describ
ing, was recently undertaki n by an up
town resident of New York. The idea
uppliqd simply to tho wails, which wero
covered in a dark, deadish green Ingrain
paper, and at various points around
these walls were simple shelves, upon
which were deep green jardinieres con
taining nrtifleial flowers arranged after
the style of the Japanese, appearing to
be in natural growth, each pot contain
ing but ono kind of flower. Vines wero
arranged upon the walls, and presented
thus wero the only designs or colorings)
anywhere upon the four sides of tho
room. Artiflclal flowers are plentiful,
and at certain periods aro cheap
To Mounuro for Wall Pupor.
To measure a room in order to find
out how many rolls of paper will ba
required to Cover tho walls, multiply
tho length by tho height of each wall,
add together the number of square feet
of tho walls, getting total number of
squaro feet. Allow one-half roll nf
paper for each door and window. Di
vide the whole nmountby 33, which will
give you the number of rolls of paper
required for tho walls, including WFflte,
Cumso -Snooper is a very thought
Cawker True, nnd he knows he In
Cawker He does. When he answer
ti question negntlvely he always Boynt
"Yes, I don't think." Town Toplca. ,