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VOLUME V. LAKE PROVIDENCE, EAST CARROLL PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, AUGUST "J7, 1892. NO. 10.
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THE POSTMAN.
The postman, tlades with his pace
Well filled with soret treasure
laithfl, treads his daily track
For others' pain or pleasure.
The elements are naught to him.
He heeds nor wind or weather,
Untalchls bears the heavy load
Of love sd griefs together.
A cosetim maid with eager hast.
And blush that secrete tell,
Beiund the easement shyly waite
her The sharply riging belL
S .pst arpymanl do you comprehend
eld, old story, ever new,
of b; wApda step and hurried air
Yen drop the dainty billetdoux?
-r Ton daily toeob ur lives aew,
Awake ambitious dreams of youth.
eaSrm a fear, a faith renew
And scatter seeds wholesome truth.
And prayers of lovting mae you bear
To those whose feet may go astray,
And weds of tenderness are there
That hedges up a snhl way.
And blesings rich that overflow,
In holy counciL tll and sweet
The grateful, loving afterglow
Responsrve turning, and complete
Thy tiny, whlte-robed guest haspower
To glorify the dullest day,
Through cloud and sunshine every beer,
To form a ranbew-eovered way.
" Or one swift line may shadow lift
One biter word dispel a dream,
O thought Implied engeder strife,
ftea trom a soul Its brightest glemm
td.4 may be darkened with the grief
bhat storm and tempest send to each;
Stil comes the postmuan's visits brief,
Still our eager hands outreach.
41ra B. K Potwia, it Good Housekeeping
TIS DILEMMA.
A.Veaturee of a Boy Who Would
Not Be "Btumped."
HEN Bobby
Cameron came
in to breakfast
with a black
eye ;nd
bruisednose, he
said h~ had fall
en jnmpiag
, from the oat
bin. e said he
had to do it be
ca euse a boy
do `" - stumped him.
' ""Explain
yourself, sir,"
si his father, severely.
"Why, it's when a fellow says you
pam't do a thung and you say you can;
apd then you've got to do it, or else
you're stumped, and all the fellows jeer
at I'm never stumped-never!"
Sather looked at him severely.
"W'ii, I want you to understand, sir,"
be sald, "that I'm not going to have you
Jumping from oat bins and breaking
your nose. 1 don't want to hear any
moue of stumps or such ridiculous per.
aooeasses!"
Mr. Cameron was at his office and
Mys. Cameron was in her own room
esWing about the middle of the after
noon when a little boy rushed in,
breathless and excited.
"Oh, Mrs. Cameron!" he gasped,
"come quick! Bobby's got the door
knob in his mouth, and he san't get I
eutl"
"The wha?" she said, rising hurried
ly.*
"The door knob of the playroom.
tleorge Nelson stumped him to put it in
ise mouth, and Bobby tried and tried,
and at lest ht did, and now he can't Ret
his month off!"
Mrs. Cameron hurried to the scene ot
the disaster. There stood poor Bobby,
fastened to the door, his jaws opened
to their utmost capacity and clinhed
around the knob They had just slipped
over the smooth poreellan surface and
elosed upon it. The knob seemed as
Srmly fastened in his mouth as one of
his own teeth. It was nearly choking
him, and the tears were streaming
down his face.
Several boys stood near, offering ad
vice and sympathy.
"I say. Bobby," said one, "I'm awful
sorry I laughed at frst, 'cause you
looked so funny. I wish I'd never
stamped you now."
His mother came near him. He cried
resh at the sight of her. He would
have bewled, but the door knob in his
mouth preventesd.
"Can't you get itit out, Bobby?" she
sked, anxiously.
Me tried to shake his he but, be
ing fastened immovably, he hu only
roll his eyes at her.
"*Ca't we unscrew the knob?" ay
gested one of the boys.
"What'll be have to pull ragaisnet
the(f' objected another, with eoorn.
This was true. Bobby with a door
mnob in his mouth and nothing to pull
:t out by would scertainly be ain omse
i than Bobby 'astened to am entire
'"Go up to the dask In my room,
Georgie," said his mother, "and bring
me down that big ivory paper  utte.
Now Bobby," shabe added, kissingf his
forehead, as his mouth was otherwise
egaged "you maua't be tdrightened If
your mouth opened wide enough to get
itin we can get it out. Do'teryamd
keep cooL"
When Georgie brougqht her the paper
cutter she put it in the corner of Bobby's
mouth so that she could pry with it 1
gins his teeth, and then taking his
ebh la her other hand she told him to I
open his mouth as wide as he possly
u4M ma6l 6tweeu h A
one or two unsuccessful trials the kano
slipped out and Bobby was free.
The first words he said were: "There,
George Nelson. I did it after alL"
lie spoke thickly, for his tongue was
swollen and his joints stiff.
Half an hour afterward Bobby was
lying on the sofa in his mother's room.
There was a handkerchief, wet with ar
ales, under his chin, and he looked
somewhat pale and subdued. His
mother had some books in her lapl
"Bobby," she said, "I've been think
ing about this stumping business of
yours, and I've concluded it's one of the
greatest things in the world."
He looked at her in amazement. He
hadn't expected this.
"It's true, Bobby. All the great gen
erals were just men who wouldn't let
their enemies stump them. Christo
pher Columbus wouldn't be stumped
when he started to discover America.
No, not by poverty nor by the jeers of
all Spain-not even when his sailors
mutinied and wanted to kill him.
George Washington wouldn't be
stumped, nor Gen. Grant, nor Napoleon,
nor any of those men that you like to
have me read to you about. All the
Arctte explorers and the people who
have gone into Africa were men who
wouldn't be stumped."
There was a little silence. Bobby
was alert and Interested.
"I am going to read to you about two
men who wouldn't be stumped. One
was Winstanley, who built the Eddy.
stone lighthouse, and the other was
our own Sheridan, who won the battle
of Winchester. And then 1 want to read
d to you about the sinking of the Cum
berland, and how she fired that last
broadside just as she was going down.
I think that was so splendid."
Bobby nestled contentedly on the
sofa. He loved to hear his mother read
kpoetry. Ie was very much Interested
that day, and his eyes were bright and
shining when she had fnished.
"Were those really all stumps, man.
ma?" he asked, eagerly.
"Yes, dear," she said, smiling. "I
think they were; and I want to read to
you about some more-listen."
She took up the newspaper cuttings
r and began:
"Mose Putnam yesterday jumped of
the Brooklyn bridge. He had wagered
one thousand dollars that he could do
it. The jump was made at 8:30 p, m.
Putnam was knocked senseless on
striking the water, and instantly sank.
His friends were beneath the bridge in
r
%
OBiBY WAS ISTrR5ESTD.
a boat, and one of them promptly
jumped in after him and succeeded in
bringing him to the surface, and be was
taken at once to the hospital. He is
still unconscious, and it is not thought
that he will recover."
Bobby looked a little uncomfortable
as his mother read this. It did not
strike him as a very noble deed.
She read another:
"There was a strange spectacle yes
terday on Broadway, between Tenth
and Twentieth streets Harvey John.
son had laid a wager that he would
wheel Sam Skeehan ten bloaks on
Broadway in a wheelbarrow if Harrison
was elected, and yesterday he fulfilled
his promise. Quite a crowd followed
him. Mr. Skeehan is reported as enjoy
ing his ride exceedingly."
"Oh, mammasl" said Bobby, "don't
read rany more like that They seem so
silly after those others."
"Bobby," she said, slowly, "nobody
could have looked sillier than you
looked this morning fastened to that
door knob."
Then they both laughed; but Bobby
looked very much ashamed.
"It isn't always brave not to be
stamped, is it?" he said, after a pause.
"No," she answered, thoughtfully,
"you see for yourself that it isn't."
"But, mamma, how em you tell?
How can I tell-with the boys, you
know?" f
"I was thinkint of that."she said. "I
don't quite know, dear. It will be bard
to decide, but it seems to methat I
wouldn't do a foolish thing just because
I was stamped intoit. It's good to be
strong and quick and fleet. It's good
to aim straight and to throw far. All
stumps that make you ran or jump or
climb better I should say woere worth
taking, but bot the foolish ones that
only make you seem reekless and silly.
ham Patch, the jumper, wuas reekb b
less, you know; do you think he was a
brave?"
Bobby didn' answer; he seemed to be b
thinking hard.
'"D)o you think it weold be sily," he I1
aid, "toelimb up on top of the oupola d
of the Oilmass' barn?"
'"Certainly I do," de answered, c
promptly. "Why?"r
"'Cause Joe Gilman stumped me to a
do it, and I was goling to do that after o
the~our knob, youa know; but I won't h
His mother leaned over and kissed 4
him, and wisely left to his own resle' a
tiom the boy who woularth be stumped
-Bernie Chandler, in 8 Nicholas
-"Oh, Tom,-the aby ism sweetl To
dayhe took of his shoe and threw it in
the Are, and when I told him that he
was a bad, bad boy, he only said :
Fsh.''" "a'Nh,' eh? Well what do
you think rm made of-money? That' s
h-e seeod pair be's lost in a week."
"Oh no, dear; it ws the mate of the i
one be tore to pes." "Oh. that's d- o
inen-In't bt snagt"'-I spei'u P
_________--- -'~" -
I FINDINGFAULT.
New to Censure Whena Censure Is Nec.
Sary.
,It may seem superfluous to begin by
A arying, "Don't find fault at all when
you can possibly avoid it" Neverthe' ..,
a this is a very important first rule; for
i. in order to make necessary fault-find
r- ing count, and be of any real use to
d yourself, to the delinquent individual,
is or to both, all needless, superfluous and
aimless fault-finding must be avoided.
r- Three times out of four fault-finding is
of merely an expression of impatience,
e and the only good itdoes is to relieve the
irritable feeling caused by the careless
a ness, stupidity or other defects of those
with whom we have daily intercourse.
M To begin with, on every occasion where
it there is no reasonable hope of doing
>- good by fault-finding, seal your lips as
d with a bar of iron.
. Next, almost always postpone fault
t finding until. there has been time for
consideration. Do not speak at the
*- moment the fault has just been com
* mitted. However deserved, and even
It mild, the reproof may be, the culprit's
o mind is not in a state to receive and as
s similate it. When Bridget has just
o broken your best India china soup tu
I reen, she is so disturbed by the accident
that she hears you say, "Bridget, do
V you not remember I have often told you
not to carry that tureen on a tray with
s other dishes, but always to lift it with
t both hands," etc., with a vague sense
that you are "scolding" her, and it is
s very disagreeable. Yor are fortunate if
a she does not reply with some fretful
i self-justification. When the mind is off
its balance, and the nerves agitated, it
t is not the moment to irritate still
further. The more childish, undevel
oped and ill-regulated the character the
a less is the hope of doing good by such a
i method.
I To simplify the case, I will suppose
I that you are dealing with domestics
only. To treat the question of finding
fault ".ith children would involve too
many side issues.
I Here, then, I offer two very simple
I rules. I do not pretend that they cover
the whole ground, but they will be of
9 great practical assistance.
First-Never go into the kitchen to
SAfind fault with Bridget. She is there
i on her own ground; and if she is fret
ted into impertinence by what you say
you have no resource but an undigni
Sfled retreat, which leaves her mistress
Sof the field. Send for her to come to
I you, taking care not to choose a time
when her work or other occupations
will be interrupted by so doing. Leave
her a margin as to time.
Second-Begin by saying something
kind, which will put Bridget in a good
humor. It is easy to do this. Say a
word of commendation of her breakfast
cakes; or of her neat kitchen. She is
now disposed to listen to you. Then
go on something like this: "I like your
work, on the whole, very much; you are
(neat or a good cook, or very good
tempered, as the case may be.) But
there is one thing that troubles me.
You stay out late at night. Now, if
you were an elderly woman, perhaps it
would not matter. At any rate, I
should not feel responsible. But for a
young girl of your age, it is not safe. I
should not dare to allow it. Your
mother is not near you now to advise
you; and a mother could not help being
very anxious about you under these
circumstances. You know I told you
when you came that my rule is to have
* domestics at home by (such an
hour.) You may not understand the im
portance of this, but any older person,
who has had experience, will tell you
the same thing."
I have beenobliged to suppose a case,
but the principle is of varied appli*
tion.
Good-natured, kindly fault-finding,
administered when the mind is free to
receive it, may do some good. Irritable
expressions of displeasure, never, and
moderate and just reproof, if tactless
and ill-applied, is almost as useless
There should be, however, a constant,
gentle preparation of the soil, by judi
cious commendation. Judicious; not
flattery, nor constant praise. RBcog.
nize all that is good; show that you per
ceive an attempt at improvement With
most people the tendency is the other
way. Bridget burns her bread in the
baking, and her mistress says, "Bridget,
your bread was not good to-day."
Bridget knows that; she knows, also,
that she has made good bread ten times,
and no notice was taken of it The
eleventh time she burned it, and that
time she was blamed.
Let me close with a true anecdote.I
A kind-hearted old lady of my acquaint- i
ance employed a young colored man to -
do jobs about her premises One day
Henry, in receiving orders from her,
forgot to remove his hat. My friend's
old-fashioned breeding could not put up
with this. This was the form of her
reproof: "Henry, if you were my son,
I should say, 'My son, where is your z
hat?'--Lillan FreemanClark, inLadies'
Home JournaL
BABY'8 MEALS.
They shoe ldBe tIvea at Regat la ter
The seasons of baby's meals should c
be horusehold habits by the time he is
allowed to partake of cooked food. Do '
not bluat the seat which he ought to 5
bring to the consumptlon of regular
rations by intervening nibbles and i
lunches. He will learn to expect and I
demand these, and be discontented '
when they are withheld. The practie t
of appeasing him when restless, from. a
whatever esCs, by thrusting a cracker,
s slice of breead, or worse yet, a "hunk" t
of gingerbred or a "cookey" into his -
band is discoumntenanaced by wise
mothers. He besmers his face and
elothes, drops crumbs on the carpet and
makes a continual want for himeselt
When the hour omes fiaor fesdi give
him his qanta of propr ood, pro-.
perly prp t him eat it
lelsrely, ndu soon aubes oldenough
to sit at the table serIve his meal neatly
in plate, cap qg aucer, set on a neat
loth, his own spoon, ehina and finger
nkin laid in order. These are not
More American would break
fast, dine or sap in healthful decoraum
and fewer 'eed"J they were trained
from infanmcyo onsder a meaas r a
ceremonial ohbservane, and the need of
popular ayes on "Table Mannes "
would h les aurgsPn-. bbw d Y
A CHILD'S FOREKNOWLEDUE.
An Iacldest Belating te the Great Cster
Masacre.
Among the many curious instances of
seeming second sight may be placed the
following incident of that saddest trage
edy of modern days-the death of Cus
ter and his gallant followers
The love existing between Capt.
Blank and his blue-eyed, golden-curled
boy, little "Buster," the pet and darling
of the whole garrison, was something
to be remembered. Wherever the tall
soldierly figure of the young father was
to be seen unless on duty, that of the
child was sure to be close beside, some
times riding on his father's shoulder,
sometimes clinging to his hand, always
lifting to his eyes full of passionate
love and content.
When the dreaded day came that was
to separate those fearless men from the
women and children who so loved them,
Buster could hardly be torn from his
father, and my husband told me that
long after, the child's shriek of utter
misery, unchildlike in its intensity, rang
in his ears. For .some days after the
command had marched across the low
purple hills, out of the reach of loving
oyes, Buster drooped and pined; but he
was a child, and the old childish gaiety
came back to his eyes, and his laugh,
which rang out as happily as ever, al
most jarring upon his young mother's
ear.
One warm June day at Fort Lincoln
Mrs. Blank sat sewing in her tiny parl
lor, her baby creeping about the floor
at her feet, while she chatted with two
or three more lonely wives, perhaps of
the beloved ones far off across the
plains and their possible return. Sud
denly Buster rushed in through the
open door, eyes sparkling, hair flying.
"Mamma," he shouted, "my papa's
s'ooting his 'volver! I heard him!"
"Did you, darling?" his young mother
said, stooping to kiss the little flushed,
eager face. "How very nicel I wish he
could come home and s'oot it. Don't
you?"
:'He's s'ooting Injuns;" the child went
on; "and he'll s'oot 'em all, and zen he'll
tome home."
"I'm sure I hope he will," sighed Mrs.
Blank. "Run out and play, Buster, and
don't go in the sun."
"How Buster does talk about his
father!" some one remarked. "I often
meet him running along with some one,
and, child or man, soldier or officer,
you can always catch the words 'my
papa' if you listen to him."
Then the talk wandered on, always
in a minor key, for there had been quite
an interval of time since the last letters,
and there was always unacknowledged
anxiety, though all felt unbounded
faith in the powers of the gallant
Seventh.
Presently the sound of a child's bitter
crying brought them all to their feet,
and Buster ran into his mother's arms
at the door, sobbing wildly:
"Mamma," he sobbed, "the Injurn
hes dot my papa. He's dot no more
s'oots in his 'volver; he's s'ooted it all.
Oh, I want my papa, and the bad In.
juns dot him!"
Mrs. Blank knelt down on the floor
beside her boy, drawing him close to
her heart, "Hush, Buster," she said,
very gently, but firmly, "you must not
be such a silly little boy: the Injuns can
not get your papa. Gen. Custer is there,
he will take care of papa and all the
men. Do you think F Troop would let
the injuns get papa? See you are mak
ing us all feel very bad, and papa would
say that you were not his brave little
lad. Now stop crying and go and
play: you could not hear papa's 'volver
so far away."
"Yes," the child exclaimed, earnestly,
"I taa hear my papa's'volver, and I
know he's s'ooted it all!" But army dise
cipline prevailed, and the boy choked
back his sobs, nestling in his mother's
arms and resting there, strangely quiet,
for the rest of the long summer day.
That evening, when the children were
both sleeping, and the daily bulletin to
her absent husband had been written,
Mrs. Blank sat for some moments in
silent thought, then drawing a sheet of
paper to her, wrote down the date, June
26, and poured out to her only brother
the aching of her heartand the sense
less anxiety caused by the child's fool
ish words, the memory of which still
stirred him in his sleep, for he sobbed
and tossed all night.
On the 6th of July, when the whole
army writhed and cried out in agony at
the news that had come to us, we, to
whom Mr. B. had shown his sister's let
ter, knew that on the 96th of June
Capt Blank had dearly sold his life, and
had been found pierced with many
wounds, his empty revolver clasped in
his stiffened hand. And far way, in his
quiet home, his baby boy had seemed to
know it-Harper's Weekly.
Uses of Aluminum.
New uses for aluminum are being
made known almost every day. This
metal is particularly suitable for many
manufacturers on acount of its ex
tremely light weight, and since new
methods have been discovered by which
it may be prepared for use much more
cheaply than formerly, it seems destin
ed to become one of the most useful
metals. Besides its uses in the various
sciences and mechanical processes, it is
used for bicyles, opera-glasses, frames
for eye-glasses, and for numerous other
purposes; and the latest experiments
with ithave been made in the manufao
tare of pianos and violins. In themee
of the piano, at least, it is said to have
given most satisfactory results even
impmroving the tom of the instrmnaent.
-Demorest
DIda wat o~.
A±mt-Madam, I have sold oee of
our ustly-clebrated folting-beds to
every one in the neighborhood with the
s•gle aexeeption of the splasterlaywho
lives sroes the way.
Lady of the house-Whywouldn't she
buy one?
Agent--She said there was no chane
for a man to get under it-JadgeL .
StraciK~yle is going to sue the tag
"What for"
"Thqy uwlunmad hi. werts-Pt.
~pp- I
A CURE FOR MELANCHOLY.
SThe Lad That Treasfermed a Maa'
Natsuw
I When he was but tiny little baby
SDeepthinker wore an almost painfully
thoughtful expression on his face
While yet in the cradle he seemed to
have a premonition that life was not to
be a joke with him. He refused to play
I with his own pretty toes or to be
amused by the ordinary toys found in
every well-regulated nursery. He
seemed to have an infantile dislike for
Pope's lines:
Behold the child by astwe's kindly law
Pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
So far as his own ase was concerned,
he proved Mr. Pope to be a wholesale
falsifier. He refused to be pleased or
tickled with anything. His whole de
portment said plainer than words oould
do that if he had his life to live over
again he wouldn't do it. During child
hood and youth his melancholy seemed
to become more intense than ever. He
was awful sorry about everything.
Everybody said that falling in love might
cure his malady, but it didn't. After he
married he was so sad that grass would
not grow in the yard about his house,
and every dog that caught sight of him
howled mournfully. If he had worn
blue goggles the world would not have
looked any darker to him. Other peo
pie who had an idea that they were sad
about something gave up the thought
on seeing him. They felt that their
burden was as nothing compared with
his.
He tried attending the theater and
base ball games, and even read the
funny papers, but nothing could bring
a smile to his face. He grew worse as
he grew older. Nis wife became alarm
ed, and consulted doctors, preachers,
lawyers, and fortune tellers, but all to
no purpose. She felt searred that his
long, deep, impenetrable night of gloom
would some day end in sucideor insani
ty. She expected it any time, and so
did all the neighbors, who used to look
anxiously into his face every time they
met him.
Last Sunday morning he seemed to be
particularly gloomy as he went to his
room to dress for church. Presently
his wife heard sounds of violent fits of
laughter coming from his apartments,
and she knew that her worst fears were
realised-that the melancholy strain
had been too much for him and his
mind had given way. She trembled as
she thought of the consequences. She
dared not let him know that she noticed
the change in his manner. On the way
to church he laughed so heartily that
everybody stared, and several times
during the services he haw-hawed till
he created a seene. When church was
out he shook hands with everybody and
kissed the babies and smiled on the
young ladies, and acted altogether very
much like a elown in the circus.
By and by a hope began to dawn in
his wife's mind that may be his jollity
was of a permanent nature. What a
change her home would undergo from
gloom to sunshine! On the way home
he acted like an infatuated lover, and
when they got inside the house the wife
mustered up courage enough to ask
him: "Why, what great change has
come over you, Philetus? You don't aet
as you always have What makes you
so happy?"
'"Good luck, my dear; a stroke of
good fortune. Quite enough to make a
whole neighborhood glad. Now that
the gods are on my side, I shall hence
forth be a changed man," said he.
"Don't you see," he continued, "I put
on my last summer's vest this morning,
and in one of the pockets I found a
quarter I didn't know was there
Hoopee! hat ha! Let her go, Gallagher!"
-Chicago News.
WHY SHE HESITATED.
A Pradeat NaMes Who Cessidered ihe
"Say you will be mine!" he pleaded.
But she hesitated.
"You have been very kind to me," she
said.
"And I swear to devote the balance of
my life to you," he protested.
"Your devotion has always been
marked," she assented. "I admit that
you have paid me every possible atten
tion. You discovered my favorite
fower and kept me supplied- with them
all last winter. It was very thoughtful
of you."
"It was my love-"
"And bon-bons, George. You sel
dom let me be without them. It must
hatve taken a great deal of your salary
to-"
"Pray don't speak of salary, Luella,
How can one think of money when try
ing to anticipate your wishes? It was
and is my greatest pleasure"
"Yon have seemed to think that I
was too fairy-like to walk anywhere,
no matter how short the distance," she
went on.
"A carriage, dearest-you'll let me
call you dearest-a carriage is a small
matter when one enjoys your eam
-pany. How could I ask you to walk
when I knhew you preferred to drivel"
"I appreciate it all, George," she
said; "I appreeiate it fully. And I like
yon, George. I-I-perhaps I could
truthfully ay I- But I can't marry
you. I have thought the matter over
aimly and seriously, and I feel thatI
could not be happy with yo."
"Why not?' he asked axdously.
"You are too extravganmt."-Elliott
FIoower in Judge.
naemeW Ceomusst.
Gus Doe mith has been in rather
strarihteonedalremsstacasof lat He
alled on Col. Oilhooy far some ast
,,e-, sad the colonel eam to his reliet
with cme good advie
"Ift wems yoea I would try snd ma
ld Twdh pet md aqegotiate a lean."
"Nat I heard," reeponded Gm, "that
te othe day he kiked one of the bhet
klong and meet iatlletaryoug mem
of New York out of his ofle."
"That's the very reason yoeu me sae
ia applying to him. It he kielgld and
ab-sed an lntelligentlookIng man, he
will be apt to take you oaut tolunchaa4
tan over the key of his safe to you
Ye mare bouad to impresmms him favors.
-,W.-Ale SweeBt, in Tenxas itings
-Watesr~-WIT you have salt oa yr
.., ?netb-'No. thaink yoa. Ehey',s
IN THE ELECTRICAL WORLD.
-The system of train lighting by d,
samos and storage batteries is finding
great favor in Great Britain.
-A man in Cincinnati claims tohave
found a process by which he is able to
electroplate Iron, steel and copper with
aluminium. The deposit is claimed to
be as hard as nickel, never tarnishes,
and does not fuse readily.
-The vaults of the sub-treasury in
San Francisco are being fitted with
wires for protection from thieves. The
,wires are to be between every two rows
of bricks, and any attempt to interfere
Swith the oement or bricks will disturb
an eleotric current and sond a warn
Ing.
- A new storage battery is being em
ployed on the Chesapeake sun Ohio
railroad, for use in connection with
electric lighting of cars Twenty-four
cells are placed under each ear, and
they supply eight 16-candle power lamps
on the round trip from Cincinnati to
Washington.
-The Oldtown (ie.) Electric Rail
road Co. and the Oldtown and Orono
Electric Railway Co. have consoldated.
It is said to have been decided to build
the road from the terminus of the Ba
gor street railway on State street to
Oldtown. Freight and peeengers will
both be carried on this line
-The necessary equipment for six
miles of electric tramway 0 now on its
way from this country t- 8lan Six
generators, two complete steam plants,
twenty car equipments and extra parts
to last for six months make up the or'.
der. The road is to be installed in
Bangkok, and will be the first electri
tiamway in Slam.
-The Pennock primary battery lo
comotive was tested on the Rock
Island steam road at Peoris. IlL, recent
ly, and seemed to work perfectly.
There was no slot between the tracks,
no steam power, nosmoke, and no over
head wire. The locomotive is sixteen
feet long and seven feet wide. The
power is generated in a primary bsat
tery, the electrodes of which arecarbon
and szinc.
-The longest span of telephone wire
in the world is said to be that across
the Ohio river, between Portsmouth,
O., and South Portsmouth, Ky. The
wires at this point span the river from
a pole on the Ohio aside, measuring 101
feet above ground the Kentucky
hills on the opposalt , the distance
being 3,773 feet between the poles The
wire used is made of steel, and its sin
is Na 19 gauge.
-Some interesting tests with alter
nating currents and a particular form
of magnet have beeq made in England.
Among the experiments shown was one
which ilstrates a new method of de
testing counterfeit coins. A genuine
coin, being a good conductor, was held
between the poles o the magnet, bet a
lead coin, not p g that necessary
qualification, immediately dropped
when placed in position.
-It is stated that the new hotel Wal
dart in New York is to be fitted with
telephone communiaestio between the
office and every room in the house.
This is a system in use in the Adelphis
hotel of Liverpool, England, and as a
feature of hotel service is an important
one, especially in the saving of time.
Instead of pushing a button and wait
ing for a hall boy to answer the ring,
guests can communicate their order to
the office at once, and have it flled in
one-half the time. £
-In lighting the World's fair, 95,611
incandescent lamps, of 16-candle power
each will be used, according to present
estimates. The contract for furnishing
and maintaining these lights has just
been let to George Westinghouse, Jr.,
for ~ 39,00oo This is more than 6$1,sO,.
000 less than the Edison Thompson.
Houston electrical eoambine, or trust,
first asked for the r This Immens
saving was tcb l5 by rejectng the
bids and readvertisg. Mr. Westing
house is required to file a bond for
$1,000,000 by June 10, to guarantee the
faithful exeenution of his contract. In
addition to the ineandescent lamps,
about 5,000 are lights of 2,000 candle
power each will be used. The contract
for these was let some tlmq at PS per
lamp _
THE GREEN OFFICE BOY.
_Te nurieuo RIepeat M6 Pre-vmod the
Cepy-Readser
He was a green olffice boy, and noone
minded when he sent down copy to
"Mr. Ships," and only the sporting edi
tor got mad when the boy asked the
"'porting extra" -o step to the tele
phone. But when he nearly rained
one of the copy-readers he got himself I
disliked.
It was Thursday night-the night be.
fore pay-day-and the copy-reader
sighed regrstfully as he huaded the boy
is last dollar bill and had him bringj
offee, toast and a beef sandwieh.
These articles are usually procured in
the Park row restanrant whoes decor. I
tonsa uist of framed Scriptural quo-- I
taeton. Here cofee, toastand sand-
-ich eat five cents eeeh, with ana addi- I
tional nickel deposit on the tin pail in
which the cofee cones.
The boy was gone a full half hour I
sadthe copy reader was beginaingto I
orryover the psiblity df the boy I
hbaving"blown in" the dollar when the I
little fellow retumrned.
He was fairly stagger n mder a beg
tray load of dishes covered with a
--eramy white napkin. Instead of
usual tin pail tullof the miast eaof*i
se, suar eand mik, thberse wmas a silver
plated eaofee pot a bowl et lamp sugar*
with tongs and littla piteher ci
dm* Thes were amm I na·pkia s
a lver plate of toast buttsod sad eat
n small triangular ploece Tohe sos
ich was a delesete, enpeadva ersetola
withth bead enat o thin as paper eat
the edges trimmed.
This losad t paesd besame his
half faitting T viaim kl netr
a profna aqabut he galped dows
enough bad words to destroy coa ta
ly what little appetit he Ld lh 
There was no change, ad as the copy
rader, who lives in Brooklyn, tresp
am the brlgead ibna te tad
3a.m. beeeuyas he vowesd apentm ea
something to esi womId has
USEFUL AND SUGGESTIVE.
-Wash hair brushes in soda-wae
and new in soap. Pt in the air t
dry.
-To preserve rose leaves, they must
be taken from the bush hen fresh anad
laid i the hot sn to dry. Afster -
comlng thoroughly dry they shaould be
placed In a jar and well sprinkled with
salt. Then add any spices you choose.
-N. Y. World.
-Smoked or dried halibut is a vey
aloe relishfor tea in hot weather. It is
usually sicad or shredded in long
strips and arranged nicely on a platter.
The dried or salt-cured halibut is some
times heated upon the gridirod. But it
s usually eaten uncooked.
-Washing Colored usllnas-Colored
muslias should be washed he a lather of
cold water. Never put them in warm
water, not even to rinse them. If the
muslin ahould be green, add a little
vinegar to the water; if lilae, a little
ammonia, and if black, a little salt
Ladies Home Journal.
-Baked Apple Cstard.-Take three
quarts of steWed apples and mash them
with a spoon through a colande; add
one pound of sugar, four or sin eggs,
one teacupful of melted butter, twe
lemons, the Jules and pulp Mix theb
well. Have the pie pmas filled with
pastry and put the custard In. Bake
slowly.-Boston Budget
Doughaut.--One egg, oee csp of
sugar, one esp of not too so milk,
three tablepoonfuls of melted butter,
one teaspoonful soda, aflour to mask the
right thickness. Knead into a reound
maes; put beak in dish (I use a two.
quart basin); let risae four or ave hours,
and then roll out and fry in hot lard, or
(what is better hn smmer) ones-hll
lard sad one-half suet tallow.-Detrltt
Free Press. + .
-Georgia Boiled lies.-After wash.
ig the rice pt it over the fire plety
of actually iling, salted water, and
boil it fest twelve minutes; then drain
of all the water, place the saucepan
containinag th rice either in the oven or
on a brick upon the beek of the stove,
and let it steam for ten minutes longer,
or until it is tender as drable; every
grain will be distinct and the rile quite
free from moisture.-Ohio Farmer.
-Among the daintiest chocolate sets
are the tall, slender pichers with covess,
which are accompanied by a little cream
jur and sugar bowl and twelve small,
slender caps. These are fouand in
French china, in eream-white with Ir
regular scalloped decorations in dull
gold. Sometimes there is a band of
color inside the border or band, pricked
out in an irygular beaded patters,
knowsn as "i's eye" design by decor
atom of China Still other sEt are
scaettered with small roses or other
lowerets in yellow or pink.-N. Y.
Tribune.
-Veal SBalop--Cho the remants
of a cold veal roast very fine; place a
a layer in the bottom of a pudding dish,
season with pepper sad salt as may be
needed; over these put powdered orack
er or dried bread crumbs; moisten with
some of the meat gravy or with milk.
Continue this until the dish is full,
finish with a thick layer of crambs,
seasoned sad moistened with a couple
of beaten eggs and milk. Strew bits
of butter over the top, cover
with a plate and set in the oven to
bake. After twenty minutes remove
the cover and brown the top. Enough
stock, gravy or milk, should be added
to prevent It from being too dry when
it is done.--Orange Judd Farmer.
THE PINEAPPLE CURL
ls Is ,Very ediwr In EDe ese l s o the
Three.
Holy Writ tells us that the leaves of
the trees are for the healing of the na
tions It is also maintained that, ii
people would confne themselves to a
fruit diet, they would live a great deal
longer and die a great deal happier.
This bit of theorizing comes up mannt
the use of trait, which probably saved
one persmona good deal of suffering. A
lady who has for years been subject to
serious throat difficulty took a heavy
cold, with the usual unpleasant symp
toms, and a very distressiad recurreane
of the thrmat trouble ensued. During a
drive, her condition became moat un
comfortable, to say the least, with con
stant Irritation, coughtng and severe
pain A halt at the grocer's was re
quested, andapinapple was purchased.
Arrived home, the pineaspple was
disseted almot imamediately, and at
least ooe-thhd was eaten by the atfict.
ed lady. The remsult was ustonlshlng to
those not iamilar with the aetion of
this fruit on t throat. Almost in
stantly th unfavorable symptoms had
dimppeared, the eoughing was at an
end, ad in half hour thee was not
the slightest Itedlstom of what a few
houras before had aa premonition
of serious cold A-meof the fsmily,
who had been muh abmnoyed by a slight
old with some rItaton and indic
tions of toslitis, was mlamediately re
lived by a slie of this delicaous rit
The virtues and euative qualities of
the plapple se but Imperfectly an
deratood. All persons whsuereither
from ate or ehronic aeetons of the
threst wil do well tao eperiment, as
the emedy ertainly has the merit of
simplielty, inaepenrsieuses and agree
abe ste--li '. .Lega.
Tertase ci the Lamlests.
Per is, a Atheuia artist, made a
Irightdl istrument oi tortre for Ph
lars atyrnt of Agrlgeatm, 1r Wc.
It was alled th Brainn Bul, ad had
a optaing i tim sd where th mvie
te were put i, after whih they were
i.se . death by a re kindlet be
meth. It is taM that the tyrant
ought a well o that h esried
the maLer to be th Mt asureer, so
that h mgt see how It worked,
? r-w*** >*ea or Pheuris him.
set we rweasted by hss aggsrnd and
Indignant eabjeelt, witch was a sktrl
ing ensmpl- o' pe" e s" tle.-dao.
-ph Ye~u Perts
*() yo hi*that since I had Ia
sa1ettn of the brain g amemory
has sau d~ I. For instatma,
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