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VOLUME V. LAKE PROVIDENCE, EAST CARROLL PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1892.
MISS PRISCILLA PRUL The Rood ldy spoke to her husband7
,ith . Pr,. , . about it, but the deacon o. h . A JEW ELED LOA F .., ac  -a C ur, ndf"o... , al", th HOR-E OF ALL KINOIhD,.
oe of cselreu u poohed! It was all nonsense, w ms ' i* Dre p nal I YBur leticanwni ..
And Yer cheeksof m.. %. L__
MISS PRISCILLA PRUL
Little Miss Prisea Prus,
With her eyes of clearest ble,
And her cheeks of rosy bhm.
And the rllage peop e sai
That this eharming little mid
Was enough to turn one's head I
Per she smiled and dimpled so ]
Miss Prli ll's yellow gra
Was the wonder of the town,
Where the leading shade was brown,
In the somber long ago;
Ah, her dainty, tripping feet,
With.their high-heeled boots petite,
Made the dullest hearts to beat,
Tho' they chid her dancing as
Young and old alike she swayed.
This alluring little maid. C
Though she was not prim and staid a
Like the-folk of long ago;
Every youth from far and wide
Longed to wrn her for his brid
But Priscilla only sighed
And demurely answered: "No" Cl
But at last there earne a day
When her heart was charmed away, s
When she could not answer ay m4
To a soldier. long ago;
So her brave eyes, clear and blue,
And her red lips, sweet ad true,
Answered him who eame to su c
"Yes, because I love you sor"
-Bates Badget Ca
AN OVERHEARD THREAT.
A Terrible 8oaadal and What g
Came of It If
- I'm
"I11 kill him if he comes here again!"
said Mrs. Deacon Bayes, in a deter Mi
mined tone; and one of herneighbore-s.
Mr. Gates Walker-c-oming into her ri
house to borrow a hand saw of the
deacon, heard what she said. mo
Mr. Walker was a male gossip; for "as
there are men, as well as women, who has
indulge in that species of reereation. Gai
Mr. Walker pricked up his ears and
listened Itently-so very intently that
he forgot all about the saw and went wa
home without taking for it. mes
Now, at the time she made the little Gat
speech which heads this sketch, Mrs tell
Hayes was in the woodshed, entirely "I
alone, and Mr. Walker was in the ifhe
kitchen and heard what she said through wife
the open door. she,
He had not the most remote idea first
whom she intended to kill but he went kips
home and laid his news before his wife. moe
She was astounded, though she had al- crct
ways thought "that Mrs. Hayes wasn't abom
no better than she orter be; for she put "p
sugar in her tea every day and wore wife,
white stockings common, and kept two you r
lamps a-burning to one in one room, "A
sad a ixtravagant woman was gineral- coal
ly a had woman." "A
Mrs. Walker put on her bonnet sad maid 1
salled on Aunt Ellen Splicer. Miss say
Splicer was very sharp-nosed, and Walk
quite as keen after a scandal as a ter hand
rier after a rat. A thing was buried come
pretty deep when Miss Splicer failed to "Le
unearth it. Miss Splicer put n a clen a eleay
apron and stroked the cat. The put- I did,
ting on of a clean apron by Miss Spli. minal
eer was much the same as a judge upon "
the bench putting on theblack cap Hlayes
"Did you ever hear that Mrs. Hayes "Sil
had got a husband living?" asked Miss Mrs.
Splicer, sinking her voice to that low, out
confdential tone we all know so welL moral
"Why. sartin!" said Mrs Walker. ot in
"The deacon's living, hain't he' insider
"I don't mean the deaeon. I mean set ol
another husband." "My
"Good lawsl what, besides the des- 'our b
on?" us bes
"Yes, besides the desen!" "Nol
"Why, Mis Splicerl how you talk! is proi
You take my breath away! Dear me! Mis Sl
I feel faint! Two husbands! Wall, "I wi
wall. what is this world a-coming to?' speckle
"Death and destruction!" said Miss hens a
Splicer, with solemnity. come tl
"Oh, dear!" said Mrs. Walker. Inform.
"Yes" said Miss Splioer, "when the dozen
world is full of the wieked in sheep's The
clothing a-going about seeking whom crestfal
they may devour, then comes destrue- scandal
tion. Mrs. Walker, did you ever think Does I
what that passage, 'in sheep's clth Do m
ing' meant?" Splicer
"I allurs thought," said Mrs. Walker, then the
meekly, "that it meant to be dressed fal comi
in woolen gowns, and woolen coats and
trousers.'
"Nor" said Miss Splicer, "it means
Sat such things as having two hue- . t I
and pretending not to have but
" said Mrs Walker. woman
"Now I til you what I know, but have the
don't you mention it to a livlngsoul" sh may
"No"r' said Mrs. Walker; "rd he ltiesof
flayed alive, and burned at a stake Brst!
Hope to drop dead if I wouldn't! and a d
"Well, in her young days Mrs. Hayes
used tobe sparked by Sm JAenkins.warm we
They da -some people aid mr- sllb
ried. She sent him offand took ea ornse
moisth ago he ame beck. He's been M
sea twice, larldng around Deamonwill, ws
Hayes' house! they e
'"Good heaes" says the
"And now, t's just myt opilon he's eitie
after m ey!f Blackanaalore
"Bqlalnna l What, the poBqt oMe, a man ca
ored M[r Walker. observes t
"No, no; he's a thrsateinlg to tell hundred i
that she w his wife before she a what has
the deaon's Ipecting she'l pay him reln
to keep il. The papers are fll of
su things And sahe's determinaed to Wfhna
kill him If he comesthesga. Don't Wlne of ac
you see whate of t
Mrs. Walker ou she did. and s sh
then Miss Spler went ot with her to ronda .
call on Capt. Digby's wife, and mse rd o.
whrtabh thought.
and the thngas s
All tb women agreed that It ws a s
dradful, dmreadful air, mad saem- day
tn ought to be ds. Cap Dgllb
wes call Into the OeseWL and the she r
espala scratced h held pe a thte, ea
masu sesd that lby ten sa caey .
--o cts. pSt a et.es o -
Snd utenh ns m wnh4 esd-mn
I wassew ayr I *aba I * se -M n hi.
*mr -t UkeMS e . uhss e a Stw he *Mr are
RUI The good lady spoke to her husband
about it, but the deacon only pooh
poohed! It was all nonsense, he said
on her part-she only imagined it.
One day those who were watching
the deacon's house saw Sam Jenkins
going toward it with a basket in his
ua hand.
The tidings few-the man was going
to his doom! He must be saved!
brow Mrs. Walker and Miss Splicer, and a
half dozen other women, accompanied
ette, by their husbands, and Parson Trotter,
t. hurried to the deacon's.
The deacon's wife and Sam Jenkins
d were sitting before the fire, for it was
early in the spring, eating walnuts and
a apples.
"It's too late! she's pizened him in
them apples!" shrieked Miss Walker.
"Miserable woman," said Miss Splie
er, "what have you done?"
"Done?" said Mrs . Hayes. wiping her
w, spectacles, in a dazed sort of way
"done? I guess I don't understand you,
Miss Splicer."
"What's the row?' said the deacon,
coming in just then.
"You wife sAid she'd kill him if he
buffa came here again!" said Mrs. Walker.
"Kill who?" cried the deacoh.
AT. "Hier first husband!" exclaimed Miss
Splicer.
"First husband!" said the deacon. "I
What guess you've got me thereMiss Splicer.
If I ain't my wife's first husband, then
I'm beat"'
again!" "Ask Sam Jenkins about it!" said d
a deter. Miss Splicer, maliciously. b
hbore- "How in thunder should I know?" t
ito her cried Sam.
rof the "And she. wouldn't pay you the
money for the mail," said Mrs. Walker;
sip; for "and she's gwine to kill you instidl My m
en, who husband heard her say so! Didn't you,
tion. Gates?"
rs and "Yes," said Mr. Walker. at
4y that "Now look here," said the deacon; ,"I t
d went want to know what all this tomfoolery s
means? And the sooner the better. w
e little Gates Walker, if you've heard anything de
h, Mrxs tell what you know!" br
ntirely "I heerd your wife say she'd kill him th
n the if he come here again, and I telled my ha
irongh wife, and she telled Miss Splicer, and
she sed as how your wife meant her h
e idea first husband-which was Mr. Jen on
e went kins-which had come back to git o
s wife. money out of her for keeping the Me- Br
bd a. eret. And he'd come here twice to se dro
wan't about it."
he pat "Polly Ann!" said the deacon to his rin
wore wife, "did you say what Walker says N
pt two you did?" to
room, "About Sam Jenkins? Why. no, des Bri
neral- con Sam Jenkins hain't rothin' to me!" got
"A week ago last Tuesday 'horning," SUa
nd Msaid Miss Splicer, solemnly, "did you not neo
Mi say out in your woodshed, while Mr T
d Walker was in the kitchen to borrow hos
te. handsaw, that Jou'd kill him if he ever gru
ed me to your house again?" you
ed to "Lawful massy sake!" cried Mrs corC
lean Hayes, lifting both her hands. "I gues Al
.I did, and I'll do it, too!" with deter
Spli- mintion. w
upon "Who are you goin' to kill, 8ste
Hayes?" asked Parson Trotter. TI
ayes "Silas Whime's yaller tomesat" said and
1U Mrs. Hayes. "He's plagued my life mn
low, out all winter; and that partieular rom!
WelL morning that Mr. Walker speaks of, he ug.
her, got into the woodshed and lapped the one I
insides out of two custard pies that I'd for t
ma set out there to cool-consarn himl" cou
"My friends," said Parson Trotter,
"our business seems to be done Let dow
s be aoing." uppe
"Not till I know what Sam Jenkins
Alk i prowling around here after," said th a
mel Miss Splicer, angrily. "I
i, "I was after a dozen of eggs t i set a
to?' speckled hen, ma'am; but the deacon's an in
Ls hens are on a strike and I've had to away
come three times! Mrs. Hayes has ust Over
informed me that the last egg of the electr
the dozen was laid yesterday." ing fe
p's The busybodies departed, a little otgo
om crestfallen, but still keen after another but
uo scandal.
ink Does this sketch point any moral? ing at
i. Do any of my readers know a Miss at the
Splicer and a Mrs. Walker? If not, meat
er, then they must all live in very delight- an
ed ful communities.-Ohio Farmer.
ad friend
THE WOMAN OF GRIT.
aos 5 oWuld
she It le Who maks a mreess or Lay eyes d
ut Un *sator.worki
Without grit and sticktoitiveness no "L
woman will ever snuceed She may be ret
have the talent of a second Raphael or were
she may have rare inventivegenius, ftc they w
ulties of the highest order rare as they nod.
ar precious, yet without genuine grit short,
and a determination to stick to hez winddo
chosen work at all hauards, sick or well, when I
warm weatherorcold, she might jus to be
as well be as mediocre as the multitude, whistle
' for she will never do one whit better windon
| an h whoman who is not endowed court
Swith one-half her talent. "Thu
Of coaurse it is hard, for, say what you and I
Swi, women are not made for work- yong
Sthey are more easily tired than men, romano
says the Philadelphia Times. Their ring
Wei rnotans wit! the slights that workdc
ome from cntact with the world which the else
a man can east behind his back if he the you
oberves them, and it is one chance in a in my r
Shundred if he woul.4 evennotice atal mywin
what has made a deep and lting i aehad 1
wee on the tender heart of the the yon
weker member strugghling in the o- er to
ir slrg of life's great sea. .he cau
When a woman determines on her start of
SIfse of ction he must learn to bear Panepti l
what would seem absolutely berarbns ae Oncg
la the shelter of her own hme, sac tayae
roned by rends who ave only "Whe
rab of praIse fort her eferts She arndI
mI stepect rbb sad stillstick to it. expressi
o not discouraged I there is ny.- ca p.
aa ll l all the ta'ngor for the aPpi*
strglebut as must ptlel Dy in "'She'.
ad day out mat e no let up i I said to
ha eearges. She must bee'r in th curiosity
, .tpkr t. forh, ad sawl she f#·o "sw8
- iaCn th e ge u a but onles "' inr
a- Stbbar, p.ha, mesrabe asew s
pt will an.e a wormIn tthe Srst "' O,
ieh esasee b
.Mw mm. " r ----'
·irtxp·t~drat·m
sr husbnad
bly pooh A JEWELED LOAF. a
, he said, ow Boesse's DiamoMd Broke Pa's Tooth 7
led it and Cast Susplelon on the Cook. a
watching Ma and the girls are doing the cook- I
a Jenkins ing at our house this week and dad
ket in his and I hope they will take a vacation a
pretty soon, for ma gets cross and the a
was going girls are continually fretting for fear v
ed! some fellow will call to take them out t(
cer, and a and find them beating eggs or roll;'rg
ompanied pie-crust, with their hair full ofut'lfir e
a Trotter, and their tempers at fever heat in
All this is due to the fact that last re
SJenkins week ma discharged Bridget for 'teal- se
for it was ing, although Bridget had never been in
Inuts and known to take anything more than "a at
loaft of cake for the childer" and was
Shim in supposed to be temptation proof. th
calker. It happened this way: Bess, thl older Is]
iss Splic- of my two sisters, had a ring with a to
twenty dollar diamond in it that some th
iping her fellow gave her long ago and up to date sa'
f way- it has the call in her affections over the as
and you, rest of her jewelry. One noon she went of
up to put on her ring before lunch and wi
deacon, that ring, which she had left on her she
bureau, was missing. Then there was be
im if he a scene. Everybody hunted for it. Bess ale
lker. suspected everybody. Ma wouldn't be- chi
lieve Bridget had taken it, nor Annie, of
fed Mis our new second girl, because Annie was fac
highly recommended to her by Mrs. the
on. I J---, whom ma thinks is about right, my
Splicer. and Bridget had a star record for hon
ad, then esty. smi
The second morning after the ring the
t!" said disappeared pa was munching a slice of him
bread. They always cut the bread han
know?," thick for him, for he hates thin slices feel
Suddenly his jaw stopped and he said: his
rou the "Holy Moses! I've broken a tooth." and
Walker; Then he fished something out of his than
tid My mouth and there was the diamond out coul
a't you, of Bess's ring. and
"Well, we all looked at each other two
and Bess said fiercely: "Who mixed for
con; "I that bread?" "I suppose Bridget did," "I
foolery said ma. The outcome of it was Bridget to bi
better. was charged with stealing the ring and a w
ything denied it She admitted mixing the one,
bread and ma said she must have worn to do
ill him the ring when she did it. So Bridget that
ed my had to go, despite her protestations it ov
tr, and Next morning the second girl, Annie, py ye
nt her had disappeared and ma found a nqte boys,
Jen on her table which said: saw I
mRs. B: I took the ring but was a goin to at me
Give It Back I Was playin In the Bread when
he se- Brigit was out the kitching and the dimon little
to see droped Out please Forgive ANNre . felt i
Accompanying this letter was the bache
to his ring, minus the stone.
r says Well, ma's square and she apologized WH
to Bridget and tried to get her back but
5, de Bridget wouldn't have it and said she'd ulls'
Sme!" got a place where the folks were not so
ling," suspicious So ma's still hunting for as ide
u not new cook. veto
SMr This may not seem like a boarding iemto
rows house story but if you had to eat the An
ever grub we have for the last week I guess de
you'd see the resemblance.-N. Y. Re- Arioi
Mrs corder.
ues AN OLD BACHELOR'S YARN. lizards
What He Saw and How Hee ade a Pretty desert
ttes story ofr t create
The man who has a vein of sentiment of the
said and is not ahamed of it had a little ro. tear a
li mane, or what he chose to regard as aBehr,
ulat romance, to tell about the other even- gather
i, he ng. One of his office rooms, as every rian B
the one knows who has been in his office proble,
t I'd for the last ten years, looks out on a books
court handfu
tr, Directly across the court are the win- not be
Let dows of a millinery shop, and on the Assis
upper side of the court those of an el- flesh of
nstrical establishment They are all on the hit
sid the same level neighbi
"I used to notice when I looked out as a oo
it a into the court," he said, "a young wom- the Gils
an in the millinery shop who worked rot NX
ato away industriously at the window. to eat s
ust Over in the place where they make they wi
the electrical appliances was a good-look- Some
ing fellow who was always whistling about tl
e or'humming' a popular air. He seemed time wi
her to go at his work as if it were not work, several
but play. One day when I was stand- in the b
ing at my window I saw him look over Very so
at the milliner's window. At that mo- the box,
ment the girl, who was turning a hat be tryin
ht- around to look at it with a critical eye, jaws has
raised her glance. He gave her a little could no
friendly nod and smiled at her in a of the eg
frank, good-natured way. I thought I against
could see her blush, and she held her eight li1
.r eyes down after that, while he went on the ext
working and whistling merrily. smeared.
no "Later I noticed that his nod used to They a
sy be returned with a smile. When they theirlon
or were about to go away in the evening the egg
o they would give each other a farewell covered
ey nod. In the winter, when the days got The liar
rii short, neither of them worked at the egg had
e window after four or five o'clock, but highly t
w, when I was detained at my office I used resumed
st to be on the watch for the six o'clock yet unbr
s, whistles just to see them come to their given egg
r windows and nod their heads acroses the the diet t
court alive in a
"This went on for more than a year, --an Fa
, and I got interested in the two
- young people and began to weave Al
, romances about them. In the coming
.lrpring when I wanted to have some
Li work done in my offce I went over to A kltten
h the electric shop to see about getting pearl is
e the young man to do it When he was A pr o
Sinmy room afterward I saw him go to a ratherp
Smy window and glanceaeross the court New fa
SHe had to make several trips there, for caps cover
She young woman's eyes seldom strayed ver.
over to my wlindow. Finally, however, Harlequl
.he caght her eye and she gave a little soonteaa
r start of smupris and then blushed very meat
rpseoeptibly, as young people do who Mamicr
are aght unwares by those in whom trays with
they are intenrsted.arcc
"When ny young electrcn turned There is
around he mtthaveeemnmeinterestid black perl
expressio on my fase, or the colorset od
came upand spread all over h iscs a tg Anw
tlitwU as rosy redasthos-idea- eAewtre -
Imid to him emcusggly, fo my Iheds haldi
"'bLed~ she is' he aid, blushing s t. This
,pm , 'Yousee, he e ah 'w siler se srr p
havmeaeae th se lag at these npere~et
"Xi  esat it 4h p s this,, iIi eet,, a-
-or I ceda't Ima mus .I .1 thbea FraD i a l
iawraa ~ ~ ~ th leuinree se~r r~· .
~brruSls'-4ws
S across the court, and ocessionally the
Pa's Tooth young electrician would glance my way
Cook and give me a greeting with his eaurly
the cook- head.
c and dad "This went on for nearly two years,
vacation and then I noticed that the young
Is and the woman's face was missing from the
r for fear window. The electrician did not seem
them out to mind it, however. In fact he seemed
or rollh g more light-hearted and cheerful than
11 of i.r ever. 1 could hear him singing away
ot in a pleasing voice by the hour, and I
that last really got to dislike the man for not
for teal-. seeming to care whether his little mill
aver been iner ever came back or not. You see, I
than "a am romantic.
' and was "Well, the next summer was so hot
of. that I used to take a ride down to Coney
thI older Island and back every Sunday afternoon
q with a to try and keep cool in the breezes of
hat some the ocean. On one of these Sundays I
ip to date saw the little milliner, looking as brisk
over the as a ripe peach, sitting alone in the stern
she went of the boat She was neatly dressed,
inch and with a pretty bonnet on her head, and 1
t on her she was attractive looking enough to 4
here was be one's wife. Pretty soon a man came i
r it. Bess along the deck carrying in one arm a I
mldn't be- child and holding in his hand' a glass I
r Annie, of water. Then, when he turned his
onie was face, which had been hidden beneath 1
by Mrs the child's big hat, I saw that it was
it right, my electrician.
for hon- "Catching sight of me he nodded and t
smiled, Just as he had often done across a
the ring the court, and I walked straight up to t
slice of him and, shaking him heartily by the t
a bread hand, congratulated him with genuine t
h slices feeling. When he introduced me to t
he said: his wife he was as proud as an emperor, eI
tooth." and I never spent a better afternoon ti
of his than on that day, chatting with that y,
ond out couple. You may talk about your love t1
and match-making, but I never saw
h other two people who seemed to care more o
mixed for each other than they did. h
et did," "If I had known that they were going e
Bridget to be married I should have sent them th
•ng and a wedding present-and a handsome ac
ag the one, too-but, as I hadn't been allowed th
e worn to do that, I just went out and bought th
Iridget that baby a locket and chain, and sent to
)na. it over with a pleasant note to the hap
Annie, py young electrician by one of my office no
a note boys, and a few minutes later, when I of
saw that man's beaming face nodding hit
ointo at me across the court as he held my no
diwon little gift in his hand, I felt-well, Isa
'JIE. felt like a fool for being a crusty old i
as the bachelor.-N. Y. Tribune oI
ogized WHAT GILA MONSTERS EAT. do
ck but do
she'd Gulls' sggs Odoeeas Wsth Age, sait Their
t Dainty Palates
to The reptile called "Gila monster ' has er
for a hideous mien, yet seems to be attract- m
ire to those men of eccentric tasteA, the the
ding. members of the Academy of Sciences i the
at the An expedition recently sent out by the p
guess academy through lower California and a
R.- Arizona brought back, with a wealth of I
other reptilian curios, eight of the huge
N. lizards which abounca along the Gila hae
rtt desert, and as it was desired to keep the ito g
creatures alive, the whole resident staff w
ment of the academy, as well as those ama
le ro. tear scientists, Dr. Harkness and Dr. of ti
I as a Behr, have racked their ingenuity toLr
even- gather food for the "monsters" Libra- aft
'very rian Bassett thought he had solved the
office problem when he deserted his musty asP
on a books for half a day and speared a sad
handful of flies, but the lizards could vant
win- not be induced to eat them. N
ithe Assistant Curator Keeler saved the fe
el flesh of a parrot that had sueumbed to such
11 on the high living and late hours of a truly
neighboring beer cellar and been sent that
out as a contribution to the museum, but hem
rom- the Gila lizards did not fancy raw par- dome
'ked rot. Nothing induced the ugly things the
Low. to eat until yesterday, but henceforth The
ake they will be well fed. settl
)k- Some gulls' eggs that had been lying read
ling about the animal room for an indefinite Horw
med time were moved, and in the process Hist
,rk, several of them were placed temporarily in fa
End- in the box allotted to the Gila monsters horse
ever Very soon strange sounds came from great
mo. the box, and the monsters were seen to tente
hat be trying to swallow the eggs. Their opinic
'ye, jaws had not spread enough and they quest
btle could not break the shells. At last one positi
a a of the eggs was crushed by being rolled of the
it I against the side of the box and the
her eight lizards scuffled along to where they I
on the extremely pronounced egg was not hi
smeared. domes
to They stood about the mess, shooting Geog
ey their long, forked tongnes out and into
ng the egg and then withdrawing them
el covered with the highly odorous fluid. A
ot The lizards were happy until the broken which
he egg had all been transferred to the by a
at highly trained Gila stomachs; then they
ed resumed their struggles with the eggs me
ek yet unbroken. Hereafter they will be ha f
ir given eggs to eat, and if they thrive on onso
he the diet the problem how to keep them hige,
alive in captivity will have been solved. the hi
-r, -San FranciscoE Examiner. tremit
t straps,
e AT THE JEWELER'S. te of
I F Da see s s AzMeles Per Use asd thi rz
Soamet. feet tt
o A kitten lying on itsi dde grasping a
g pearl is a new stick pin design. e
"s A pair of pincers grasping a pearl Isl
o a rather prosaie design for a brooch. sf
I. New flasks have the space above the
r cups covered with pierced work in sil- faa
d ver held byye.
S Harlequin enps and sauncers for after- lt
e noo tea are a fashion of recent develop. hn
SManicare bors have gilded manicoure admhl
a trays with sunken niches for the various
I There is great interest nw-a-day in serve as
I black pearls. They need and deservea
setmting of diamads.Mr I
A new adaptatioa of silver and the so rich I
Selectri light h at s er edlestip bup rglars
portlng a dat-glass dish. From below Ms Ng
ar five breabi g arms with rams' at all, at
heads holding pedaats draped nl pink iet oth
A new eiga noveltyler a lemonade hor
t. This contains a hammj silver esu a
tray fitted wih esrktewmd all the rs
aPUaes d maeas to &iak, sUn- ye awal
outed by a y tew heute lemon in Mrs. U
sir. h n peqning, provs to would
A psoperly eqsdpqed lilraaf tra of aWrj
aila has eit an Ihn-well, two pens, a and 31i.l
Pe s'euttes, a dva-rinuated pneasis- Imhs,
m.r an bin ansas s!,aeteae ·at a Amn
mi.ttle a tlny remdler a .mli "
lonally the HORSES OF ALL KINOS,
ice my way -
Shis curly hU o Th Than Do *oe COme
Very yong students in their first at.
he years, tempts at composition often inform
e young us that the horse is a useful animal.
Ifrom he This sweeping generalization is subject
Snot eem to important modifications before it is
he seemed accepted in all communities There
l than are many thousands of horses that toil
ing away not, like their progenitors, but go like
our, and I the wind where it listeth and are looked
un for not upon as intolerable nuisances in the
ittle mill- civilied regions they sometimes invade.
ou see, I Our Australian friends, for instance,
are no lovers of the horse in his an
ras so hot tamed state, and some of the colonies
itoConey set a price upon his head and do all
afternoon they can to stimulate movements for
rees of his destruction. Seven thousand wild
lundays I horses were shot in New South Wales
as brisk alone In 1875. These rovers of the
the stern plan play the mischief with domestic.
dressed, ated animals when they come among
ead, and them, and the colonists are very much
lough to disgusted to observe that the noble
man came horse, relapsing into barbarism and
e arm a forgettinghis oats and the other co-.
a glass orts of civilization, runs off with his
rued his wild brethren who have not enjoyed
beneath his superior advantages.
t it was It must be confessed that our horses
need the restraints imposed upon them
Idedandto prevent them from disgraing their
e across ancestors, who wre certainly domes
I upto ticated when they were introduced into
y bythe this country. Years agoitused to be
genuine the custom in our southwestern terri
me to tary to brand the young stock, and I
mperor, even many work animals, and turn
ternoon them loose to shift for themselves for a
h th year or two When they wre wanted
ur love they were always as wild as Mexican a
or saw mustangs. Mr. Powell wrote a book a
e more on the best methods of taming wild
horses. The specimens on which he
e going exerted his talents as a tamer were, for n
t them the most port, formerly domesticated
idsome animals who had forgotten all about t
llowed their restraints while wandering over b
bought the plains of our southwestern terri
ideent tory. i
ie hap- Travelers in western territories arm t
Soffice no longer in danger of such an eruption d,
rhen I of horseflesh as Murray described in in
hading his "Travels in North Amerie." He
mId my not only witnessed a stampede of thou- th
sell, I sands of pani-stricken horses, bat the
ty old I living torrent swept along toward ad
over his camp, trampling skins and
dried meats into the ground, knoing
AT. down some of the tents and takingwith p
them all the horses except his riding ý
mare, who vainly struggled to break wi
r has her fastenings. They still range in pl
tract-much smaller herds than formerly on pr
, the the plains of the upper Colorado; but clf
snow. the wild horse, like the buffalo, has da
Sthe prtically disappeared before the ad
and vance of the white man. r
Ith of In spite of the experience of the Au- or
huge stralians, many people, chiefly savages, in
Gila have been able to turn the wild horses ra
p the itogood account Haundreds of thou- e
st ands of Mexican mustanp have been one
ama reduced to servitude. The wild horse of
Dr. of the South American pampas, whichb d
S to tree centuries ago, only fif teen year di
ibdn- after the horse was introduced from tats
Sthe urope, had spread to regions as remote in
lusty as Patagonia, has been tamed by thou an
ed a sands and has become the useful se.
ould vant of Indian tribes
Naturalists often discuss the ques- tha.
the tion whether there is now in the world mill
Sto such a creature as an aboriginal, or
of a truly wild horse. We know very well 4,O
sent that the wild horses of the western fa
but hemisphere are all descendants of tric
domesticated animals Where, then, by
ings the aboriginal wild hose to be found? ent
rh The question will probably never be west
settled. Mr. J. H. Steel, who recently majc
ring read an interesting paper on "Wild cent
ni Horses" before the Bombay Natural abou
c History Society, thinks the evidence is of ti
ly in favor of the existence of the wild male
rs horse in- Central Asia. Gesner, the 500,0
,m great authority on zoology of the six- _1
toteenth century, was of the same Sout
ter opinion, but the fact has often been in th
hey questioned, and the assertion cannot fair,
Dne positively be made that the wild hore an en
led of the mountain region which the Rue- phil
the sians are now exploring and of which home
ere they have secured some specimens, is ment
a not himself the descendant of ancient tena
domesticated animala.-Goldthwalte's club
mug Geogrsphial Magazine. dagi
S Isgeaoeus Method of aope Clhmmr h
id. A valuable practical device is that gme
Swhich has lately been brought to notice ab
le by a French inventor designed to s,
ey facilitate rope climbing, while at the or mo
same time premitting the climber to odila
b have free use of his hands. The spara
n tuas consists of two boards, joined by what I
hinge, with a hole passing through both a 4
Sthehinge and the boards, and thex- leavs
tremities of the latter provided with not I
straps, which can be fastened to the rtie
feet of the man using the appratue. edg
The method of climbing involved in
d I this rrangement is simple. When the e
feet attaohed to the boards are lifted displa
the ropeis free, but the momenat thefeet (wjhere
are presed down on the boards the rope leaves
l Arnalygripped. It is only necesary, to Igh
theefto, to lift the body by both hand
I a far as possible, and it can then be north
held by the hinge clamps until another *ihts
lift is madae. By the use of a belt to Isves
Shold the body close to the rope the pa
hands may be left free. The device, .-A
which is elaimed to fulall its purpose i c
Sadmirably, is desigaed especally for thatt
Sthe me of firemen sad painters, also to ma "a
srveasf a re es . ape.-N. Bak,
I N. Imema 3 He notm
Mrs. Eastsdkle-Now thet younve got
so rich Ishould think youa'd besfraid o '
Sburglars ad a
Mrs. SmeSwla-xa-Sua I a'otnaaesred
at all, at all ie sxteen alarm ea stherI
set so that ewill go of every half· plbd
hour druin' th' night Whsna jia n
hears Oe o' tssh he nvearseps t e ~
Mrs. Me ~mi-Ne, laduda It's not tha
s weuid be wased up by alittle thng bla
like that, a Msiesy gat ' pipe
ntaa usleml to beskitehea iedy, Yeng
and iskey was a pelisomos PkI- yen eOhe
delphh.--f Z Weekly. Sweet
"'ltlls hd me badse at "flu'n
"Gw~alh5Net s~ ~a.,,- sss~
INOS, OF GENERAL INTEREST.
*nt Cee* -In the United tates there am
r about sixteen million cows-one for
Sfirst at- every four persons
n inform -Housekeepers know "boneless cod
I anims fiab," and now a member of the United
is subject States fish ommimion announce that
or it i the boneless shad is in process of vo
There lotion and well advanced toward orm
that toil pletlon. He does not lose his bones Is
tgo like the same way as te cod, to-wit, after
re ooked death, butby careful breeding and or
i in the ing.
Sinvade. -The largest pumping engine ever
inan made in thi country has just been
hsones placed at the Philadelphia waterworks.
aolonies It weighs nine hndred and fifty thou
do ah na pounds, is thirty-five feet high,
ent and occupies a floor space of thirty by 1
nd wild forty feet Twenty million gallons of z
ofth aes w er ale haolo-ns. r
wfth e r hourm pumped every twenty-fou t
omst --Philadelphia has six day nurseries
among where working women with children I
Smuch ranging from three months to eight
e noble years of e can leavhem from :80:a
m and in the morning until 6:0 at night. p
rete on Three meals and ample amusements a
t hia given, costing the mother six a ents t
enjoyed a day. These institutions are support i
aed by voluntary contributionr Other is
horses cities have them on much the same
n them plan. p
g their -The Washington state building at
domes- the worlds fair will show to semne ex
ednto tent the forest resources of the state. in
Sto be The foundation soe will contain 171
I terr- logs, some of them 190 feet long and 4 p
k, and inches in diameter at the small end. be
d trn The superstructure of the building will wl
e for a contalin, besides heavy timber, rfine n- in
wanted hed wood, shoin the grin and
[xIcan structure of the woods, and a complete oe
s boo exhibit of shipbuilding material o
g wild -Taking the length of the permanent p
ieh he ways on the surface of the globe at lg
e, for nearly sixty thousand geographical
lcated miles, with a daily average of ten ma
about trains, it is estimaed that the total lore
Sover by wear and tear suffbered each day by do
err- the metallic rails of the earth is about rhi
six hundred tons. The six hundred of
s are tons are lostin the form of a fine po wil
ion der, and are carried back to the earth jell
in the shape of soluble iron salts. pie
e --Director-General Davis has asked s
thou- the state department at Washingto to era
it the make public the follofing ruling r oo
I and erdngt goods at at the whi
snd eitioa: "Foreign exhibitors in the the
'hing World's Columbian exposition will be
rwith permitted to state upon placard at pe,
dn tched to their ehits thehe prices at egg
break which said products will be sold at the whi
re n place of manutactu adre, and also the
ly on prices in bond and out of bond, or e- a b
Sbt clusive and inclusive of the customs ol.m
has duties in Chihcag' this
a ad -The disappearance of the Jlm Fisk ring
restaurant recalls to an old New York- four
A- er that therre were as cheap restaurants Ta
gea In New York forty years ago a now. stiff
s In the fifties there was a famous cheap smoa
hoe- restaurant on Chatham square. Hers and
been one could buy for d# cents a good aale cold,
orn of beef with potatoes and turnips. For -l
rhch OX4 cents more he could have plumpad- inter
Sdng with a rih sauce. Thus nre ob- over,
from tained for l cents, the old York shil- ng
mote ling, a wholesome oand atisfying mes matt
ho and not always in bad companuy. one
e- -A late census bulletin stataes that bed,
there are about 1,0,00 re males sine
- thanm females in the sixty-two and a half do
millions of population In the New whil
o England and Mbiddle states there re m
well 46,000 move females than males. In the be
tern south middle section, including the dis- ehan4
of trict, the females outnumber the males eonve
en by some 20,000. While in the northern tobe
nd? central section of the country, as far f
be west as Nebraska, the males are in the HO
atly majority by Over 800,000, in the south
ild central portion this excess reaches only
iral about 900,000. In the western section
e is of the country the predominance of the
mild males is shown by a majority of over
the 500,080. ra
six- -Edwin Ellis, some of whose famous coo
ine Southdown sheep are to be exhibited
ben in this country at the coming world's
not fair, is not only a great landowner and ashes
Iae an energetic business man, but also a Foll
t1- philanthropist. He has built near his frst t,
Ich home in Surrey, England, an experi- and e
is mental row of neat cottages for his 8eing
mst tenants, an ideal schoolhouse, and a and e
's club house for the people, and his cloth;
daughter has a wood-arving class colors
among the tenants. The club house take d
has provision for billiards and Other from t
at games a prettily decorated social hall fnly I
ce capable of seating five hundred per- tspor
to sons, and a library of e'ght hundred hsbro
h ormore volumes, with numerous perl- prtof
odial ting t
- -On the western prairie is foud andp
Swhet is called the compass plant, which were oi
Sis of great value to travelers The long it gentl;
x leaves at the base of its stem are placed, the o
b not flat, as in plants generally, but in a uch a
me vertically postion, and present their give it
s edges north and south. The pecliar ply cs
Spropendsity of the plant is attributed to haveeb
| the fact that both surfaces of its leaves moths
d display an equal receptivity for light meal us
|t (whereas the upper surfaces of the It certa
e leaves of most plants are more sensitive may a
to light then the lower); the leaves thu Now t
assume a vertial postio, sad point stove a
e north and south. Travelers on dark sothS,
r nights are said to feel the edges of the Niokel
0 leaves to meertain the point of the om- proper
*pas mut I
-A witnass in case recently on trial with bc
a inone of the courts in Boston testifid Ompo
that the defendant was not a rinking ap A
mn "and only took coktrla" Jd chto
Bink, who prsided, is a tetotalaer. Ithe
He ast/eed mnong the spetators a well r gra
maown phydaian, a boa hanvivat, ad at apply t
the recess ealed him up to sthbeehs pieeo
sad asked him to deDne a coktail. "a agood
ccktail" raponded the dotor, "is a of threec
feather dipped in an emollieat which f tr. The
ppled to a dry or Irritated thrst o up the I
th removal of dryanss or Iritaon." rbbed is
The lemaned mdg, thaks k, best aes
t tr that the cdt sabsegonty eu1t
ethabe was Mtkin auslag kt aro ba. h5n
bty aLawyors Parna thiseQi
Youngaa Ua(ats th P)-sU hsa.i o 4t '
you cearge *r a bnanb c fvilatr wa
SetQen *4allant.ris--tan sal at os
NhaJitip those diu." U
Jc,~eedes anna= al slurem
IEST. HOUSEHOLD BREVITIEO.
here an -Deep crimson roses and green bar
one ior ley decorated the table at a recet very
elegant dinner. The Chester carnation
e od- and orcmbd boutonnnere has given way
be United to a bnechof half a dozen tiny rosebuds
noes that with a single wisp of green.
aof evo- -Jolly boys--One pint and a half of
rd om- rye meal, one-half teaspogfnl of daina
bones ia monesall pinch of salt, two tesspoo..
wit a f l of balkidg powder; sift all together,
andcross wet well with milk, roll out thin and
S ry in boiling lard. Make the dough
prne ev etty stiff so as not to soak the fat -
ot been Detroit Free Press
erwork --Coffee Bread.-On egg, one cupful
ty thou- of sugar, one and one-half eupfula of
et high, warm milk, four cupfuls of flou, one.
ahirty by half of a yeast cake. Mix, and set to
allons of raise as for bread. In the morning, add
aty-four two-thirds of a cupful of butter, and
rise again in a pen, after sprinkling
nrerie the top with cinnamon and sugar.
ahildren Bake like bread.-Good Housekeeping.
bo eight -Rhubard Cream Pie-One pla
om 6:30 stewed rhubarb, four ounces sugar, one
Snight pint cream,two ounces powdered crack
sements r, three egg. Rub the stewed rhuberb
is cents through a sieve, beat the other ingredi.
mpport enst well together, and just as the pie
Other s ready for the oven stir In the rhAbarb;
I same pour the whole into a plate lined with
pstry. Oover with strips and bak-
ding at Baoston Buadget
ome ez- -To make imitation wax adle,
state, purify melted tallow by throwing in
sin 171 powired qutok-lime; then add two
and 4 peste ' to one of tallow, and a mnst
11 end. beautlfn: ,ticle of candle, resembling
ng will wax will be ta reslt. Dip the wieks
ne a- in lime water and saltpeter on making,
n sad using the proportion of two ounces of
mplete saltpeter and half a pound of lime to
one gallon of water. This not only in,
oManet proves the light but prevents the tal.
be at low fromunning.-Detroit Free Press.
pical -Fruit Ples-Apples and peaches
of ten must be peeled and slieed thin sad
l loss sugared; berries of all kind, first
lay by dusted with Sour and then uqas;
about rhubarb and preserves drained o most
ladred of the juice; and cranberries cooked
a pow- with sugar, strained, and cooled into
earthl elly before they can be filled into the
pies. The oven must be clear and
asked steady, but not hot enough to bake the
tonto st before the fruit is snaleietly
a re- cooked. Remove all pies from the pas
t the while hot to the dishes upon whichb
In he they are to be served.-arpr Bazr.
Ibe -Meringue Padding.-Four tables.
S poonfl con starch, four yolks of
et ggs, four t tablespoonful powdered
white sugar, one qart milk. ad eax
Sthe tract of vanilla. Let the milk come to
r e.- boll, beat yolks well, stir into the
Itoms yolks the cnar starch and sugar, poor
this mixture nto the boilingik, stir.
Fisk ring all the te. Let it boel up three or
Cork- four times well; remove from are
rants Take the whites of two eggs beat to a
now. stif froth, sprinkle with sagr, spread
heap smoothly on the starch, pt in the oan
Here and bake a light brown. To be eaten
slice cold, with cream.-Rome Magazine.
For -For the benefit of thse who are
pad- intending to have hair-mattresses made
lob- over, a housekeeper anmlakesM theow.
Sshi ng remindert Instead of having the
eal, mattre in one piece, have two pieces,
oe being a square the width of the
that bed, and the other piece of suflient
al sie to all the remaining space. By
haf doing so the unsightly depression
New which is sure to came in a mattres of
ar one pioe s avoided, asthe square os
the be turned around and the ples
die- changed end for end. It is mush mese
ales convenient to handle when necessary
arn to be ired, and will remain in shape
for many years-N. Y. Tribune.
the HOW TO SWEEP A ROOM.
uth
ly Lats as so the esemrs sad Theesuh
SWeek* *"ik-ash Up."
on First, .thoroughly dust and brush
every article in the room. What can be
removed, take out of the room; what
cannot be removed must be well cov
05ered. Don't forget the backs of pict
I ures; give them a good brushing. If
d's there is a stove in therooaa see that the
ashes are taken out of it.
Sa Following these prelminaries, the
his flrst thing in order is to brush the walls
u- and ceiling. This is best done by eov
is ering a broom (which should be fresh
5 and clean), with soft, clean cotton
e loth; eolored will do providing the
ea colors will not stain If convenient
Stake down tl eurtel s, poles and al,
ar from the windows sad lay them ease
il fully in another room. The sme with
the portlers, lf you have thebn Take
ed Lhe broom and g ourefally over every
I pat of the carpet and dloor, not forget
tag the corners sad edges. Don't dig
id and push with the broom a though yon
Ih were cleaning a catle stall, but bring
ff It gently toward yoa After gaoag over
I, the roomin thise way, if the earpet is
a auch soiled sprinkle alt over it and
Ir give It a second sweepling. Never ap
I ply corn m8esl, as some housekeepers
- huve been known to do, tha t wll cal
C moths Some pople clam that corn
t I meal nued oan earpets wll breed moas.
- It certainly is worked midshi in
a many eaes toithe writer's knowldg
a Now thMt the room is swept, give
I store a good rabbhtr with soft lnnuel
loths, even if it doesn't need Mbaekiu.
SNikel-plating as well as the stove
Sproper hImpoved by te flanel tremat
mat. Wash up the siae and eMl-eleth
I with baursa, parlia, or some sdsar
compoeud, a they ga better than
eop Abrush eay besded on tee 1.
loth to get at e tecrases.
If the wood-weerk is in naual woods
or gaiedd ad look dull and dingy
apply the tollowing mnrtee wint a
pee soft Snnel: Raw lseed eal
adgsooadiderviaegar in e proportion
of three a the bnoer to one of S at
tr. IThe bsme amate wtu brin ten
up the fraltuar It sbould be wel
Nabb jt it tate ts pausheld urplpr
aMes
sad beU.s beck e Jhee a 
amumo a living vmemoi e wpl inp
·the i wll always

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