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VOLUME V. LAKE PROVIDENCE, EAST CARROLL PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 18992.
THE OLD PIONEER. mi
tels settlers' meeti, di4d s sayf Yes, begs, I
hink ru no. I q
tI'd like to alk of th G Ol l IC days or lrtr rahi
yatesac; the
'7h 5 tbhirty- srace I left the east at ame B
away out west;
I was a yo ma i those ays and my bealm lo
wa a theo best
I bought my J ta st government prie, tan set
ti dowa to stay.
Hasted some logs from the timber, seven or
eight mBes away; ae
And built me a little cabin with windows look
ing s oth.
A fre-pis sand a chimney, with a great wle- th
opem mouth. sel
Swant to see that bia, you an walk out ha
to my farma; t
ads a trifa aie-ways at the corner of the ftr
bm Ti
ered with prairie-hay to keepout rain th
Ahd wow;
And ueis for a chicken shed a dosen years
or so. mi
ISe root is baat in the middle, the lmmey flast
on thegrouad;
R'he door ereaks on the hinges, as1 loosely w
swimg around; th
The poor old empty hovel, so lonesome aad for- 1
lorn,
Doesn't look like the cozy house where all my
boys were born. m
eo
We built the new one long ago. east of that in
heavy grove,
I planted every one of the trees and every one I
love; p1
*aple sad willow and cotton-wood; poplar and to
uas ad ple;
Dsn't you se what a forest I've rasid for me
sand mna P
fr
From my open door in the spr.ngtime you'I kt
beay the planter's click,
.ton ca scarcely count the houses, the meigh
bors are so thick; o
A eA e of teams are working in the level fields uI
1 below;
bledn't look like that, my boys, thirty years
ago.
ull the prairie was pasture then, you could a
scarcely see a house: in
I've traveled miles aad miles at night, after my
truant sews.
All the prairie was pasture, but they wasdered to
far away;
Strange that. with feed soplesty, the reatures
wished to stray:
There wasn't a sign of a village at the foot of
yonder hill;
A winding road ran over it-I've followed It oft
to mill;
It twisted and tined away from aloughs to go
around the ridge,
had when we came to the "Wapele"--we crossed
it without a bridga
I was glad to see our busy town grow proudly
up, of course:
And glad to see our da1ly asll brought in by an
iron horse.
2 know, when the market Is nearer, it helps us
to save the dimes;
Zt once in swhle I long to go bek to the good
ISreagers heve come among us! The're wel
come, to be sea;
Primedsip is salways vamhmMble it leuine sad
But ime by one our early freats are leavi bus
every year.
Sad we miss the genial fellowshipef the sturdy
A teal 'Old Settlers' Meetinglt" Glet aemy hat
and mane;
MU a pity that my rheumatism sakes me a b
tfee lame. b
'The strongest feature of old age 1 that of
"going slow,"
But sover mind, I'm thankful that I still have tl
streamtho go Im
-ems Egglesoe, ito estersn RuraL.
e
' '
-- I
AID one of at
groip of tele- t
graph opera, I
toar, when it case his turn to tell a I
story: "In my early experience with
the telegraph business, I was located
outI a place called Medicine Hat, a i
smal grooup of shanties on the North- 1
era Pacifi railroad, a opdrator, ticket
agealt and express agent. Medicine
Soual bea cl ed aspng the towns I
thirt miles fnros nowhere.
hstliWle beslaes wier daoe was on
mensot al a Iiagillage aome thirty o
ms back ithe naeountains.e The entire
pop "atiS of Medicine Hastcold hae
beu easly crowded into te little vrl
lage station.
"ho sght, after a day of the most
malky watbefo I had experienced
for the i& etaaied ya t m oce
ea u t tedl trainas. A con
rolI u r, accompas, ld by
tuing i the dlA
teas, warem d me of mu aPlrosching
stem. '1 fretted mad stard, s I
watde to get to my bording shaenty,
sbout a quarter o semile up the coua
iry need, before -t storm broke. I
wae easaing back i my chair Pamusg
,over the s·et that had brought me
whim saddeulyv roioebro ke upaq
'Glsaota up I saw a huge revolver
pef*sie through the little window ia
th wD through which I ead tickets,
n hind It a weird amk with tMi
ble Mming eyes. In endeavring to
kro ,my Ls stra s the e.gr of
my wi Seaal my
oud, hamk Sa u ed
ovr me with a WIb
stat hegSItuoS at
main odie in w hich was loceated the
train runnel of the division. At fre
quent intervals sharp cracks of light
ning would reecho through the room as
they struck the arrester on the switch. Po
But the man worked on totally oblivr
ous of his surroundings.
"Suddenly I caught the drift of what we
h was sending out ovex the wire, and w
was horrified to learn that he was try- yo
ing to manipulate the train orders so
as to cause a wreck. Trains No. 47 and
48 passed each other about Ave miles up eil
the road from my station and he was a
sending out orders with a cool, steady an
hand to train 47 to take a siding about KI
ten miles east of Medicine Hat and to t
train 48 to pass 47 at the regular place. st
These orders would have thrown tii
the two trains, which were heavily
laden with passengers and express is
matter, together very near my station. Is
"I could easily hear the sounder, and r
from his orders knew the would-be ki
wrecker was an expert telegrapher and tb
thoroughly familiar with train run- t'
ning. Every now and then the wrecker a
would raise his hand from the key as a of
more severe stroke of lightning would
come in over the wire, but he was too in
intent upon his deadly work to desist. Cu
"The tramp of heavy boots on the m
platform outside told me that the con- m
templated wreck was an organised e
scheme for robbing the express com- cc
pany and passengers. Muttered curses tr
frequently came from the man at the t1
key as his plans for wrecking the train
would meet with obstacles in the shape ,v
of pertinent questions from operators c
up the line, who wouldn't follow the a,
new order of things without fully uu
derstanding their import. i
"My mind was in a horrible whirl al
and I frequently strained at my bind- .
ings to get my hands loose, but sa v
age curse from my guard warned me
to be careful or my life would not be ,
worth much. On oaccount of the trains
I I.
i .
" HOLD UP yOUK SKAtxns
being behind time I knew they would
be pushed to their utmost speed by the c
engineers, and if they came together,
the wreck would be a horrible one.
"The storm continued to increase in
force, and peal after peal of thunder re
echoed over and above the little sta
tion. Still the wrecker at the key kept
steadily at work weaving his web of
destruction. Suddenly he called out in
a voices of mingled satisfaetion and
devilish glee:
"'Ah! that fxes the matter all right.
Forty-seven has signed the orders at
the water tank, and in ten minuates
they'll go together. Tell the men to
spread out up--'
"He never finished the sentence. A
blinding lash at the switehbord. a
shriek from the wrecker and the ecose
appeared to be one mass of lame My
guard rushed from the building, and
with a mighty effort I wrenched my
hands free and pulled myself through
the door. The little station was as
dry as tinder, the oil from the train
men's lamps added to the combustible
nature of its make-up, and in a moment
flames were breaking out in every part.
"With loud cries several of the
wrecker's confederates dashed toward
the little room to pull their leader out,
but the heat drove them back; and as
Svoices were heard up the country road
Scoming toward the station they all di
appeared in the darkness
"A man named 'Humpy' Logan un
tied my legs, as my hands were useless
on account of the great numbness oc
casioned by the tightness of the thons,
and I quickly explained the situation
to him. He hunted up a lamp and
dashed down the track and around the
curve in one direction, wbile I swung
the lantern upon the train coming
Sdown the straight piece of track to the
! station in the other direction.
"My lantern was not seen.by the en
gitaneer, but the burning station acted'
as a danger signal and the trin drew
Suap at the station, the engineer totally
ignorat of the danger they were escap
ing and only intent upon helpins to
I saubdue the fLames
S"Twenty-Ave words explained the
situation to the engineer sand a gup
and as train 47 slOwly rounde the
curve fromthe easts sba ntlatng my
r story, the organitsaon of a rae
Qa meeting there and then would hae
Sbean neasy matter.
, 'The ergileers of both trainsm with
n their oneductort held a eenmlteatln
,l ad a4 Anally bseed to*the nudisng,
iflowed by 4, and the tangle was
"I traightened 'et
S'The nest day the esalmesf the
w e)-- wreeker wer Beod inO the
Seesipesy's phyale, ss holg  n
agtss, elade ta the ss bha.n
wml y) bien stmmd hy the IIhblnS
Sere ld thbe eara osinaW P
ad "I, ol may espwLaemee*16iki ----n
St we the loleau belt that evr
I t w themandm*  he
*- .1 e pseple thm tn Irdsns were
7. Ilesdttdy lauth. ag desi a that
(r errible esit' l-washington a
meant homen.." B oa wy-B
ly ie---*Tbe lneus on
-s ke*d the eStrLtemspe
b.rJ h~ Wiwr
FOREIGN GO881P. cm
orj
-The house in which Christopher the
Columbus once lived, in Via Dritto, at G
Ponticello, is being restored. It will mil
be provided with a Latin inscription to dre
the effect that "no house is more p
worthy of note than this, within whose for
wails Christopher Columbus passed his wil
yoeth." hoi
--The days of the giraffe are num- 6
bered. Where herds of seventy or wb
eighty could be easily found ten years tht
ago, nowadays nineteen is considered pit
an unusually large number to find. the
Khama, an African chieftain, has taken bic
the giraffe under his protection and is bei
striving to preserve it from entire en- gri
tnction.
-The work of installing the Jewish hat
immigrants in the Argentine republic for
is being actively carried on. A branch ne:
railway is being constructed to what is cal
known as the Maurice colony, where Tb
the Hebrews are being established, and ire
two hundred families are comfortably sea
settled and engaged in the cultivation he
of the soil. f
-The mysterious subject of hypnotic Wi
influence has been agitating society in f
Calcutta. A young government clerk
made several attempts recently to get bu
married to the girl of his choice, but s
each time he was mysteriously over
come at the altar and thrown into a
trance of stupor. He has made no less th
than six attempts, failing each time to
-In the winter in Norway all the al
veh!cles are sledges-the carriages, wl
cabs, carts and even the perambulators
are on runners. Outside the town, Pe
where the road is not trodden hard, it
is impossible to walk without the snow
shoes of the country. These are called OP
"ski." and are long wooden planks,
measuring nearly nine feet for a full
grown man. The wood for ski is not
sawn, but split with the grain, so that
they never break and can bear a tre
mendous strain.
-A notion said to be prevalent in
London is that of temporarily ex- he
banging cooks-a sort of progressive a
housekeeping, as it were. Just what
benefit accrues is not stated, unless it is
to indulge for a month in delicious en- 1o
trees at the expense of poor sauces,
while your-friend with your treasure is
undergoing a vice versa experience. s
Naturally such exchanges must be car
tied on between establishments con
ducted on the same plan, or trouble will
promptly begin on reinstatement. i
-Women are not permitted to sit in t
the body of the Temple church of Lon
don, beeause many hundreds of years a
ago the seats were reserved for the
monkish knights, for whom the church
was erected. Another story, illustrat- a
ing the tenacity of custom in European t
communities, is that of the sentinel at
a certain point in a public garden in l
London. Nobody knew why he was i
stationed at that particular point until f,
some one, delving in old records, dis- t1
covered that generations before a sen- b
tinel had been placed there to warn h
people of a newly-painted bench.
-An interesting discovery has been V
made in a deep railway cutting at An- e
dresy, near Parts, France, where the t
workmen ran upon a huge Merovingian o
cemetery of the sixteenth century. As ,
manyr a six hundred tombs have already a
been uncovered, yielding a hitherto un- c
heard of mass of carved sarcophagi, a
knives, spears, vases, ornaments and a
pottery of unique shapes and styles of
decoration. It is recalled now that the ]
tiny hamlet of Andresy, in the genera- I
tion succeeding the introduction of f
Christianity, was an important mis- a
sionary center.-Philadelphia Ledger. g
LORDS OF THE PAMPAS. a
Habits of the Seath Amerlean Gauche., I
Who Livea the Saddle.
There is no being, perhaps, who leads c
a wilder life than the herdsman of the 1
t pampas or vast plains of Argentina, i
L Uruguay, and Paraguay, and the state 1
of Rio Grand do Sul in Brazil. His'do- 1
d main stretches from the mouth of the
Rio de la Plata to the foot of the snow
I capped Andes, and has been appropri
d ately likened to a vast se of level coun- l
try.
The gaucho has Spanish blood in his
reins, and has a splendid physique, a
which is displayed to the finest advan
tage on horseback. He is almost free
of allegiance to anyone. By turns
Sherdsman and breeder, he may sell his
land to any of the states that border on
the pampas. He is a born ighter and
his red poncho or eloak is known to and
feared by all
SHis hut is built of the stalks of giant
thistles which cover the plains at cer
tain seasons of the year. Sometimes
the building is merely a roofless inclo
sure surrounded with hedges of eacti,
which serves to keep out the gaucho's
Lfiercest enemy, the Penhuenches or
pampas Indian. The usual dress oaf
the gaucho is a white shirt, wide tron
arsm, well laced, a rich poncho over his
ashoulders, boots of polished leather
P with enormous spars, and a widea
Sbrimmed hat with a fantastie band.
SIn his haad he invariably carries a
Srbeaque, or eattle whip of cowhide,
Swith a bandle of massive silver to en
able him to gain a rarmer grip.
This is the well-to-do gaucho's attirfe.
No t al esm aod it bit all asptre to it
Likse the ndian, the gamehores to
' live mosat of the time on horsebsek. His
as saddle tIm is his pllnow and his poacho
SHis shilrerse arq left to swIng from
a the mrt Moh emhMttaclesed hut I an
ad odb-looking eradle of ballock's hIie
a Li tar emsa of the eradle amr
ad drawn together by strips of the hida.
as somo as ts eh esan walk hi
Ess,)h . with All thnroh us
ct the hata figures In the gaee's exis
t n ea. He wese It a u si at ia
tl essadisqhhektou5tMt. His chil
I is t ts rt ialmost bsfre eleaIs
*o wak.. As he goets o r his prinel
*t pal emussesems se* teaming seroeims
Ion a menero main et SEPanishand
atin wat edts n the seath m -
- ap6 b 'eh. t reioMus te
4it avmasmans m qt abash aerP
gaueho hut may befound a small image N
or picture given to the owner by one of
the priests of Mendoza or Cordoba.
Gauchos will carry their ofapring for It
miles across the pampas, and face the 3j
dreaded pampero, or cyclone, of the w
plains, in order to have their little ones the
formally baptized. In like manner they twi
will earry their dea4 strapped across a bet
horse for burial in consecrated ground. th
Sir Francis Head, a famous traveler th,
who spent a great deal of time among fnl
them, pays tribute to their genine ho sill
pitality. In the summer time, when wiI
their huts are infested with fleas and sil
binchuchas, or bugs as big as black the
beetles, the entire family sleep on the br
grs in front of their hut-. go
When a traveler arrives at a gaucho str
habitation after bedtime the custom is tie
for him to throw his saddle, or recado, we
next to one of the sleepers. All that he g
can see is a lot of bare feet and ankles. I
The guest's supper is cooked on a big th,
iron spit, and he is cordially invited to Pa
seat himself on the skeleton of a horse's
head to enjoy it. The members of the wk
family sit around on similar stools and,
with long knives, cut large mouthfuls an
from the roasted haunch.. h
The hut is lighted by a lamp made of spi
bullock's tallow, and the visitor can an
see his bridles, spurs, and lassos hung Gr
from pegs of bone on the walls. The al
free and easy life seems to agree with th
the children, who are plump, good-na'- le
tured, and black-eyed. a
They do not bother their heads much a
about clothing, and playfully fight wj
while they eat. Meanwhile, the fowl co
perched in a corner, looks down upon
the diners. The gancho never turns a
wayfarer from his humble hut, and is
open-handed in his hospitality. His bi
endurance is wonderfuL He will ride or
thirty leagues a day without showing he
fatigue, and will brand cattle from asun- a
rise to sunset without eating a mouth- In
ful of food. p
Occasionally after nightfall he will sh
ride to some lonely pulperia, or drink- e
ing shop, to pass away a few ,
hours with boom companions. Music g
and dancing are always furnished '
by the proprietor. It is at these fan- w
dangoes that a hot word or jealous b
look will bring two gauchos face to m
face with the ever-ready knife drawn. a
When these 'lances are most unre
strained it is not unusal for two tt
swarthy rivals to sing verses about el
each other to the secompaniment of a CC
guitar, while a crowd of their oompan- it
ions form a circle around the wall of e]
the drinking place. s
The spectators vigorously applaud ly
each hit made by the contestants as o
verse follows verse. The ringers drink a
can, a native wine, until it afects one 1
of them so much that he resorts to bit- a
ter taunts, which are replied to in the n
same spirit- The inevitable row fol- 4
lows. Each rival draws his knife. It a
is then war to the death. And some h
1 friend of the one who is killed earries ij
the dead man, strapped to his horses ac
back, acroes the pampas to his late b
home.
The gaucho dearly loves his horse. n
d When he wants to mount he places one d
end of his lance oh the ground beside b
e the animal, catches the weapon with t
n one hand at a point above his head, and v
a with a dexterous spring seats himself a
Y securely on his horse's back. He will a
Selutch the main of a galloping steed Ii
, and land on his back with the ease of t
San acrobat. t
d Every once in awhile the pampas t
e Indians swoop down on the gaucho a
- huts in the absence of their owners, set
d fire to the stockades, and massacre the 
' women and children. When the
r. gauchos return they organize a hunt
for vengeance, and in turn spare not
the Indian women or children.
The country over which the gaucho I
s, holds sway vis made up of groves of
palms of countless species, miles of
Is clover and cacti, towering thistles and I
Le bowers of great beauty and infinite vsa
t, riety. Above is a soft sky, and the at
e mosphere is so pure that malaria is un
I know.-Cincinnati Commercial Gazette
SWISS NOBILITY.
1- neles ol Former Days Is That Lite Re I
is A few years sago the question wuas
e, asked: "Does nobility still .exist in
a- Switzerland?" And no one was able to
e answer it. Of all the thousands of En
s glish folk who haunt the Swiss hotels,
is in summer, not one it would seem, had
n inquired whether that Rudolph von
d Erlaeh, whose equestrian statue they
ad must have seen, hasany livingdeseend
ants; not one had even heard of the
at Barnese 'nobility-. noblese which
P holds- itself so high that it thinks but
s slightly of the Britih legaton.
.- Yet from the Jura to the Lugano
ti, there is hardly a canton-here Is
's perhaps no canton--in which noble
r families are not to be found. Some of
of these, sueach as the Plantas and the Buols
a- of the Graubunden, have turned their
s energy into modern channels, and made
or their fortunes, like the Haausers or the
a ellers, out of the English and the
d Amaerican tourist Others, like the Ven
a Allmem, have sunk into a humbler
i, rank.. Butthe greater part remasin
Sstatu quno, still enajoyig. in the towns
or in the country, a socil pretle'that
. varies with their walth and their in
to Fcr, from the very nstre of the
ha case, all Swiss nobilityj is mos or less
he ancient, sad is, therede still remear
able in a repablk which has not yet
n cast ao all reaireas for histori
an tradition. The Vaai, for .dastaes
e. contains a  avery e~t isoMle
re some of whes, a the De Uslf ms sad
is. the be Coatrix, ber I~tin amus,
his whether or oat they claim a Born. ds
oset seat And a r easadeeat smeedaly
fs is claimek b the ormsss sily of
Ir. Leatuin, whe shalthee thomesives to
al that mats Illstrin hnemtme tha Gems
i/ Aoraesl.
as In a omghsseuat. nation like the
ml- Swiss the feastalne ot hmoar hme bes
a Nmeraoes Some . the obilty ewre
teir distiletma i the egie or to
es the daues of Anstrla; nae to othe*s
ml- of Zahbrake, the iommuder of oars
s, iad Frlbaert sm to the tlhes of
ll- Uuagpadyq ; su who were ugsmetan ,
er i tothe q su tglarea sa..m se of ttem
sm U5Sa 4W.. 5V *ea 9 ubaPin
Ul 1r~Jeuu~-Ti hs -
N THE DAYS OP HOMESPUN.
our Onmadenbes sp;s ;ad wvoe sad -
Knit sad xeoed sad bmbreedMred.
In the days of homespun our ounces lag
a~ lint cotton, or a bhlf pound of lock do
wool, was a day' stint in splania, -
though a clever spinner could easily do Mal
twice as mueh. Wool was often colored ab
before spinning-dyed black or red, __
then carded with white. The resultant em
thread, steel or red mixed, was wondere
fully soft and harmonious in color. Old Sea
silk carefully raveled, then carded it.
with whito wool or cotton, made the
silk mixed that was such a favorite for m
the long stockings worn with knee
breeches, as well as for homespun ail
gowns. They were woven in checks, tee
stripes and cloudings One of the pret- w
tiest was dice-cloth--a kind of basket
weave, of alternate white and black or b
gray threads, thirteen to the group. -
It was troublesome to weave - a at
thread too many made a balk in the
pattern. Children and servants had
simple cheeks in blue, or copperas and ml
white. Linseys for winter wear were
gorgeous in green and searlet and black
and blue. Dyeing was part of the th
home work, as well as weaving and
spinning. From walnut hulls, bark
and root same twentyshades of brown. w
Green walnuts and sumach berries gave
a beautiful fast black that did not stain bc
the wearer. Hickory bark or peeach "
leaves gave a glowing yellow; swamp an
maple, a blackish purple; sugar neaple,
a light leather tint, and oak bark set
with copperas, a handsome grayish pr
color. In fact, the skilled dyer could
get twenty colors from the woods and ho
fields,
Except for flannels, earpets and th
blankets, the warp was usually of Sa to
or cotton. A very pretty carpet had to
half the warp of coarse wool doubled- w
a strand of green and one of brown. l
In weaving, when the woof came up- w
permost, a very coarse wool thread was w
shot in. When tbp cotton came up a re
very fine thread caught and held it al- -
most invisibly. Beaten up thick, the
efect was that of a mosesy, clouded si
Turkey fabric. Other carpets were it
woven in stripes or plain, like web- a
bing, the woolen woof threads passing t
over and under the cotton warp, two at bi
a time. a
Size was estimated by the number of w
threads that laid side by side, made e
cloth the regulation yard wide. The a
coarsest was four hundred. From that &
it went up and up with hardly a limit d
except that of the spinner's skill v
and patience. There was scares- f
Sly .anything they couldn't weave p
on the looms-Jersey and sergea.
c and cotton and linsey, house linen, bed fi
C linen, blankets and counterpanes. The -
counterpane was homespun high-water
e mark. Woolen ones had usuly the b
figure in colors skipped up on a white o
tor blue ground. Those of cotton were h
e left white and bleached till they dea
Sled the eyes. Of some easy pater a
a clever woman could weave eight yards 1
s ina day. a
Of honeycomb, huaeabbok and dia t
%. mood diaper three yards was a good s
e day's work. Fancy patterns were more t
e tedious. The crown of skill and pa
h tience was knotted cloth. The weave
d was perfectly plain, but at intervals of
an inch a big soft cord waswoven in
11 and pulled up in little knots all along
d its length. Over the body of the cloth
of they formed regular diamonds. For
the center they made an elaborate a
'5 besque design. Down one side of the
0 spread the maker generally drew them
up to shape her initials, with either the
b date of making in Roman letters, or her
0 husband's name opposite.
at There was room, and to spare. Beds,
t in those days, stood four feet from the
floor. Counterpanes were three yards
'o by four, without the fringe, which was
I either woven with dates and initials ia
f the deep open heading or knitted in
Id open losenge pattern to which deep tae
a- sels were attached. It fell over a val
- nce, also homespup, and was either
s- fringed or edged with netted points at
the bottom.
Weaving was not the sum of house
wifery in that era. The good dames
knew as much of embroidery as their
Sfat ord greatgrand-daughters. One of
them has leftbehind her a monumental
a piece of work, in which esn be found an
l lees than nineteen difearent stitches4
many of them among the rarest and
Smost difcult known. A piece of work
Ssomewhat similar is a stufed counma
Serpane. The fabr-alsoho humesp
Slinen-is taken double and stitched
y into. Lowers ad leaves with coarse
d* linen thread. Then, through slits in
e the undr side, the fgues were stafed
b with lint cotton, the medallion center
at nd the stemless res standing sabove
' the plain sIfae.
o * The nettnlg needle an stirrup Alled
isup many a day. The bed was thepiece
le de reaistasne in furnishing thea. It
of was a t foposter, and, beie
la counterpane and valasne, had netted
ir ertains and netted points edgiag the
de long pillow sad B e casesa Win
he dew eurtais were naetted, to, beedes
be g fao tinges fr all kinds of
ao artilets. In particular the
Lr "toilets" thast fell over the rhigh. aque
in buraemas nd often a netted fall hslf a
as yard deep aroud tanm. In uIditi
st cap, rfles, parses and iehus were
n- nett. The latter were salted dess
haadlearehleis, ad feLedA high
t' aboat the tireat ow the low
ws out gowns. Oa them te net'
or. ter lavibhed her whoheet art.
t Sometismes tih ak~s wasa aS weamet
do s bo"lt Netted eapes weare high
*sa , i hr, but the qgnse mih lhg ends
a, ~wrpasoumessbmter s bren gi
ad Someatmens they hid laga w tassnk
m. haeoutheeS, r - a wqi e 1 dthe
1- Ist with a rwr ptestu rum ia Te
Sas.a....t , plIu w aserMi ap. n -ar
*f ae that *s wet staI eeth -
the FreshlureM ragpetat
sea . The weamss wk - thsmrto
we made fats , wasn, etosh ngs, a-mi
tO tame, rsfesse owemlsss, nea
- -s gsas gesept assa7y
we ees tofahe lterslr weihalods
e of er ls i atimhtle snpstemis
-b Ibd4im~sbmupm~ rr~LmmpW.1w·
DOMESTIC CONOERNW .
-Craude o is ecelleat to wipe ts -a
woodwork and furniture with, aecid Be
lug to a painter. Wipe of with solan r
eloth. ahoe
-Cannelon: Mince and mseasn with E
salt and pepper. Add abeate egg o ad
about one-half as much fine bsed that
crumbs as there is mat. Make moist the
enough with gravy to shape inte a roll,
and bake oae-half hour in the oven H
Serve with tomato macepouted aroand -
it.--Good Housekeeping. bd;
-DutcheesPolitoes: Take two eupse Bad
mashed potatoes, add a gill of hot milk l
and a tablespoonful of butter, season dot
with salt and pepper. Beat the pots- -
toes rapidly until they are perfectly aon
white and light. Then form them Into Swi
little balls; stand them in a greased don
baking-pan, brush them over with milk, as I
brown in the oven and serve immedi- -
ately.-N. Y. World. he
-To Can Quinees: Allow just as If
many tart apples as you have quines; wit
rub the down off, peel, quarter and core you
the quinces, cook in cold water until -
tender, prepare the apples, and weigh wit
them and the cooked quinces together. chli
Make a sirup with the juice the quinces do
were cooked in, and half a pound of my
sugar to each pound of ftrit When Oce
hot, put in 'and cook slowly, until the -
apples are tender; then dip into cans "It
and seal. Save the cc-es and peelings Ion
to make jelly oL-Housekeeper. sw
-Most housekeepers keep themselves asP
provided with rubber gloves, to protect He
the hands while engaged in any light -
housework. A woman who used hers ate
to wash dishes in was chagrined to And fro
that a pair of the best would last only eel
ten days or a fortnight. The dealer Gd
told her that it was the grease in the iee
water, which ate through the rubber -
like an acid. She was careaful after- al
ward to use one of the mop disheloths it'
with wooden handles, and her gloves e~
resumed their former period of service tu
-N. Y. Times.
-Premssed Chicken: Take a ordinary
sized dhicken, and after dressing it boil
it in jast enough water to cover it well, to
until It is thoroughly done. Theb take f
the skin off nd pick the meat from the of
bones, eeping the white and dark meat
separate. Chop the meat fine, msese it
with salt and pepper sad pett itnto a ,
erock or any sort of mold, petting Arat
a layer of white and them a layer o
dark meat until it is l used. BDo he
do~rn the water in which the ehieke o
was cooked until it makes a samlleup
fal. Pour this over the ehieken adf
put a weight on it. When is cold t
isreadyto serveIn sia es. This is anm
i for lunches or for cold meat for supper.
-Demorest's Magasine.
-Sun Preserved Fruits: For straw
berries, sprinkle a scant pint of sugar
over a.pint of the berries after they are
hulled and placed on shallow plates or
platters. Setthem in the hot sea and
cover with glass or etting. At night h
keep up the drying by placing them in
a warm, but not ho ot, stove oven. In
two or three days the juice will have
Sstiftened and the fruit bsome pse
tically dried and transparent. They
may now be placed away in glas bot
s tles or in self-sealing jars and kalt for
winter use. Blackberries, raspberries
e cherries, etc., are all said tobe nie if
g dried in this way and are thosght by
many to be more delicate than the
r cannMed or cooked ones-Orange Budd
Farmer.
--Clear Soup: Five pounds lean mgeat
eut from the lower part of the round,
five quarts cold water. Bring to a boll
very slowly and skim carefully for the
frst one or two hours. A little salt
w il help the scum to rise. et it shia
mbr slowly from eight to ten hours.
About two hours before stainag a
one onion, one carrot, a ltte pamaley~
and celery tap, all t a small pieces
Six whole cloves. stlckof elnnmasm and
three whole alspiee. Salt sad pepper
to taste. Straln throughaeheeseseloth,
r set in a colander and letit itand all
t night and skim all the fat o1 carefully >
in the morning. If there is a bmein
the meat do not let the batcher esaek it
or it will make the soup muddy. This s
quantity may be used for two dinners. I
--4d Homestead.
Drylag EseereaL.
4 The drying of the meorm l is the
id mostditficult and delicate part of theo
k I manufacture, ad depends mneh on the
- stats of the atmospebse. It Is Sttdried
a intheopen air, whetherin the sn or I
id shade, depeadinr on the tasperatureI
s and dryness of the atmosphere, perhaps
in from half an hour to three hos The
ed time so depends somewhat a thesise
er of the maronL It is then arriedto
e close, damp roem to rest, where it re
mains, perhaps, twenaty-four hours. If
ed theroomisnotf samently damp. It mut
00 be kept so by artiSela me--by
It small steam Jets or by the evaporatiosn
s of water. It is sometimes covered with
cloths during this stage to prent too
be rapid drying. This rest is a retarding
in- process, and is intended to prevent the
as snrfsce of the acaromal from drying
of too hfat,or asfastas it naturalywold,
he and to allow the interior to harden. If
r the macaronmi is not put to rest at th
a stage, It is liable to eramble or split
m When poperly rested, te ceamdg
" stages of drylg procee witoutbtdi
* feulty.-D-les'a Msagins.
t One who was e4tS d er pety
S - . bg ~. w ell, th -sssn.
agg tr ot Tr lleg',~ sana eb ms
g I l tes !th .,he water wasi
as -Adi-g =e t d MeO atti ,"
Ise so net o ams"i-d, wh a ae
h. q*haitlyr ta ·pteM wi ts * .
I e ar w ber "E wleat~ . th
etr wihssUe I rseMalintased
eg,. the war timep swq 5 mee
PITH ANlD POINT.
--hMeLly-'" have been so year
lses that I woeld have sold my sl
Sr quarter." Cynus - '"That
showed a s arp busitess sense."-N. Y.
-.he-"Darling, do you doubt me
that you hat to have me go away to
the seashore He-"No, that's not it
-bet Pm not sure of myself "-N. Y.
Herald.
-Young Mother (prodly)--"Every
body asys the baby looks like ea"
Bahelor Brother (amassd)-"'the spte
ful things don't my that to your-db
do they?"-.N. Y. Weekly.
-"I have just gained your mother's
eonsent, Clara dear." "But, Mr.
Swift, I am so young, I-really---' "I
don't think it will make say dierence,
as I am to be your stepfather."
-"The trouble with Tompy is that
he is shallow." "Tonpy? Nousence.
If you had ever tried to 1ll Tompy
with ehazppaign you'd have changed
your mind about that"-Truth.
-"Hello, Jones, what are you doing
with your cost buttoned up to your
chin? Are you sick?" Jones-"Hush,
don't mention it; I have on a tie that
my wife selected." - Chicago Inter
Ocean.
-"How did you like the comedy?"
"It's better than any I've seen for a
long time. My husband was so carried
away with it that he failed to keep his
appointment with the 'man.' --N. Y.
Herald.
-Mrs. Grley--"Our loeman Is very
strong. He carried MO pounds iof I
frn the street today clear into our
eellar. Isn't that wonderful?" Mr.
Grimley-"No, not if he weighed the
Iee hhimselt"-Boston News.
-Ethel-"Every time Mr. Doadly
calls papa is nclined to make light of
it" Her Mamm-"Yes; and, on the
contrry, I notice you are inclined to
turn down the gas I rather prefer
your fathe's way."-Boston Post.
-"You should always weigh your
words," sid the lady who lives in Boe
ton. "I suppose so" replied her brother
from the west, "bat I should think some
of yours would require hay asles at
the very least."-Washington Star
i--Crdthers--" m tafd she's been
emagsd before'" Waite--"What makes
yoWak so"rr Cuther-"-Beauase
I gave her the rlng a week ago sad she
hasn't tried to wits her nama n a psne
of gIls with it.yet"-N. Y. Herald.
-"So you have tramped all the way
from New York?' "Yes, ekr." '"noldn't
you get e$aaent there?" "No. I
came pretty sear basing a place in a
lowery restaurant." "Whatprevented
yea?" "I couldn't lern thelangwsge."
-Washigton Stsr.
r -Needed Cheerlag - Husband -
S"Semlkesoa's wife is away, and I'm go
r ing over there this evening to heoer
him au" Wif-"Why don't yaou bring
him here?" H1sband-"We--erg-I'm
Snot feeling ver well, and peed a little
Sheering up myselt"
-t Ma obby's papa Is the happy
owner a ad atching =amehis The
other day a the former was watching
a dcsk eayr býeaking Its way
,through the 411, he inquired: "I see
how he gets ot, bat how ever did he
Sgo to wrk to get inr .
S-She was from Boston. She re
emarked proedly: "NO member of my
family was ever known to break his
word." "No," replied he husband.
"lthonghesos of the words were big
' enough to stand breakting several
Stlnaes."-Weabiagton Star.
t -Asat-'*r'm sorry to my, In;.
tht another genuine ooem gotin by
r . ah thsstanoth." Magazine Editor
- -"H4eavesl Y~'re md to my it Any
news tehm oe r readers?'?" As ist
boy m t desth and sint pretateds
Sasby tho.dol.-Atl a ant COeti
S-lady (meeting little boy who is
,aryin)-"What is the -matmtr, little
l boy?' Little .-"-ly metha whipped
ly me this morningt 'aue Id aidn't eep
n my temper, and now my teache ast
it whipped etesuse I didn't get rid of it,
I sad I dea't know wha to
a hool .
SAM'S ALTERNATIVE.
Mew a Vat autks 3as Menret see
SA pmomt setom ad s few seasonable
Swods astthae bgnans t yyoeng ma's
ed eareer site prodne a lstlnge ftc on
or ki ter 111 · Many years ago, when
e Samuel PhlMIps, of Andover, Ma.,.
pe afterwad l ieatasnatoveror of the
h state, was a sden t at Harvird eaol
so bege, owing to so.cebcyIsh freak he left
to the lege a weat home
- His father, a gave a, of sund
I mlnd, strict jndgmeot ad few wods,
at was greatly drtbeadby th seeming
by Iaek of stabltyghs inh s sh.mater.
SAfter learnang the facs he deferred
th eupslarslag any opino antil the next
na At breakfast he said, adireians his
a "*My dear, bnae yen anmy loth in the
Id, 1ees thatwM ledbltbieC rl9mahn
i "Yea, inded," Is repted.
it "We, sthk. sid tmhe id geatleman
ag "yes may felaewme, my am."
ll' As M y pa d the eom he
retsered taeh "Whet e yaea goiag
t-**k"O sreplS the eamatias . up
to a b· ~'detls 'a m go.
ad e ue U *8**f **
h- i lager soeir -
aeI admitted that he " t ha
Seselted ti feltew the blesiWh's
at he .barb tha haabletr*oIo

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