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VOLUME VI. LAKE PROVIDENCE, EAST CARROLL PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1893. NO. 18.
WHEN MY SHIP COMES IN. 1
Uacle often tells s storie1
Cf a ship he has at se,
And the wonders and the Rgori%
It we're good, for Tom and me;
And I dream that somewher esailing
Is a gallant bark of mine,
With the soft wind never falling,
And the weather always fine.
Opl the bells will all be ringing I
With a merry, tuneful din,
The birds will all be singing,
When my ship comes in!
She s bringling tfts for mother,
And for father and the boys
Ana my little baby brother
Shall be smothered deep in toys; 1
fer hold is full of treasure
From the isle4Ad of the main.
And her fairy rrew at leisure
Are seil-p home aganl
Obh the pleasure past all rhyming,
And the joy that will begin,
When all the bells are chbiming,
And my ship comes in!
There are storms and sudden dangers
Hidlng cruelly aroun l, i
Whero just such oqean rangers
As my fairy bark are fdt&nt.
Blow, breath of heaven, behind her,
And guide her safely home,
And some day t shall find her- t
17 ship from o'er the foam!
Oh! the birds will sll be singing
When her crew the haven win; P
The bells will all be ringing 0
When my ship comes in! a
-Mary J. Farrah, in St Nicholas o
AT HUCKLEBERRY HILL. t
Rsttlefr Caneo Trouble and Ter- t
rift Grandpa Connor. a
Every year people flock to Huckle- s'
berry hil! from away up in Steuben a'
county, N. Y.; from clear over in Me
Kean county, the furthest parts of Pot-.
ter county, and distant sections of ii
T:Tog county, says a Roulette (Pa) o
correspondent of the New York Sun.
Huckleberry bill is the only place b
within a radius of fifty miles where the S
fruit for which it is named grows in J'
any quantity, and the people of all that t
country being especially fond of huckle- t`
berries they think nothing of driving fc
all night nmd a part of a day to get on fc
the prolific barrens of" Hluckleberry at
hill, where several square miles of
nothing but berry bushes and sword- °
like brakes spread beneath the scorch- re
ina sun. The hill is one thonshnd feet r
above the valley of Pine creek, in east- p
ern Potter county, and abounds in i
seamed ledges and tumbled heaps of in
loose rocks. Whole families camp for
'days on this forbidding barren to pick
huckleberries for market As many as hi
one thousand five hundred persons have an
been on the hill at one time, where th
daneing platforms, hurdy gurdles, open- th
air gin mills, brass bands, and all kinds
of faking schemes are in full blast to sbo
amuse and fleece the visitors wt
Like all good huckleberry districts, M
Huckleberry hill is a favorite haunt of
rattlesnakes, and they grow there todi
extraordinary size and virility. These he
anakes keep many pickers on the move
from one part of the big berry patch to jaC
another part, for they are always sal
around, and some huckleberry visitors l
do not care to dispute territory with Ile
them, but retreat to other points as
soon as they can discover a rattler or got
hear one in their vicinity. Others, thi
though, are loath to give up a good his
picking place because a rattlesnake or
two are taking 'thin comfortable pa
there and don't care t'be disturbed, r F
and they pitch in with clubs and rout
or slay the reptile tenant of the spot.
So at almost any time of day a visitor
may see men, women and children, i
some of them pa and terror-stricken, wh
moving away froit some particular lo- fit
cality with much haste, and others bux
thrashing away in the bushes with
clubs and holding their own against
the snakes r
Not a day passes that some one isn't
bit by a rattler When the berry pick- the
era return from the hill to their various
homes they fetch with them stories of glir
queer and exciting experiences with Cor
rattlesnakes that some one has had.
This recital has come to be known bro
hereabouts as the annual crop of snake Lg
stories from Huckleberry ilL The ing
gathering of this crop is awaited with cwll
more fihterest by many people than the hwl
picking of the huckleberry crop. ha
Among the%est- of these stories that t
have reached roulette, which is thirty the
miles from the hill, but which sends a
caravan of huckleberry pickers there a
every seasoo, are these: mor
Mrs. Justona, of Leetonia, had found toI
a pateh where the berries were espe- er
doIlly fine and abundant Shite was ig
rapidly filling her twelve-quart pail, en
much to the envy of Miss Still, a friend alin
of hers, who hadn't struck extraordi- the.
nary luck. Suddenly gr~ Juston picked goir
up her pail and walked away from her qua
richnd without saying a word. Miss witl
Still gad after her in amazement, and
aked he if aIbe wasn't coming beck to stop
that Lovly spot in r
"No," said Mrs. Juston. "You can snai
hae it if you want it" He e
Miss Still thanked Mrs. Juston effu- fron
sdt ,y tor her great generosity and ua- like
seikhasIps and was soon sweeping the and
, b sat her pall just where Mrs. str
jilto had picked up her phil so sud- all
ell· and walked away. Miss Still was tr
.a Pltlon that brought her face the
,$umast p4ed with her pal, and is she slee
-,~am psktag sway, twoblgrattlesakes sak
s"Ip up t-eem somewhsere bebad the it an
PJ5MU id tuk theirugly mose oer the apd1
sdeliit, not two feet away from Miss deat
Stlltseae For an tistait the young Ca
Swagu was unable to move, bat then et.
hstaireg's hmdlf, sprang up and long
*mr~esf uew p ktag spot, laughing .1 ant
am, bhi thouht wa a o oo fjake had
Ths gsewre of Mre Jstos'ooguwere- lug t
, .r wJ e neled to like Still sad it mdi
zmtls ere so agry that she satopped wasr
uPim; -hunated around until she awis
eud atdab. sand hastened beck to her his gi
ubsinbsgd r pall The sasrss were time
- *I: end Miss St pithlt d late cand
~IS ~w ere ugly and baght her ersan
~s had it hese twv' wlOdi
to rts biwaa
N retired among the group of pickers at
h distance to rest aind be congratulated
on her pluck, Mrs. Justoin, r.ein that
the land had been cleared for her, re
turned to the choice picking patch that
the had so unselflishly renounced her
claim to in favor of Miss. St 11, and c
resumed her picking there. When Miss
Still went back to go on with her pick
Ing she was knocked out more than she
had been by the first sight of the two
rattlers leering at her over her pail to S
find that Mrs. Juston had taken posmes- v
sion of those bushes. She remonstrated t
with her.
"I guess I was here first," was all e
that dfrs. Juston would say, and iss t
Still had to retire to such luck -lT e "
could find. e
Mrs. Juston's pail soon got so heavy Ii
with berries that she let it stand on the
ground while she went here and there
with a smaller pail which she carried -
as it was filled to the big pail and emp
tied its berries in that. She was mak- fi
ing the fourth trip to the big pail, n
which would have filled it even full of h
the very nicest berries that had ever h
been picked on the Hill, when other h
pickers near heard her give a tremend- eC
ous yell, and run away, pale as a sheet $
and ler eyes bulging. Miss Still and ii
as others ran to the spot. The young is
woman got there first. She discovered
the cause of Mrs. Juston's alarm. An O1
enormous rattlesnake lay coiled on of
top of the huckleberries in the ce
W. twelve-quart pail, with his head erect B
and his tail more than humming. Miss a
Still grabbed a club and went for the a'
kle- snake. The first whack of the club al
ben somehow missed the snake, but it hit it
Mc- Mrs. Juston's pail of berries, upset it, a'
'ot- and sent its luscious contents scatter.
of ing on the ground. The snake went
over with the berries. and was ready as
n. or fight in a second. Miss Still gave it to g
lace him, but in dealing with him she didn't sI
the seem to be able to get away from Mrs. sa
ain Juston's spilled berries, and even when cc
hat the snake got enough of the club and tt
kle- turned to wiggle away in the bruth "
ing Miss Still didn't appear to be able to pe
on follow hiim, but stood in the midst of P
the spilled berries and danced about, he
of striking at the snake that was away
rd- out of.her reach, so that by the time the of
ch- attler disappeared in a crack in the to
eet rock Mrs. Juston's berries were tram- to
at- pled to a pulp. Some of Mrs. Juston's tt
in friends said that Miss Still did it on ta
of purpose, but Miss Still went off smil- a
for ingly to her picking, and said nothing. mn
Ick James Conner, aged seventy, and a
as his grandson Charley, aged ten, were
are among the ,huckleberry pickers on or
er the hill Grandfather Conner got
en- tired, and got in the shadow
nds of a rock to take a nap. Grand- du
to son Charley perched on the rock and ha
went to observing things. After old an
Mr. Connor had been snoozing a few ert
minutes he opened his eyes, raised his ova
head, and told his grandson that if he Cit
didn't quit punching him m the back SIa
e he would get a switch and dress his of
jacket. Grandson Connor hadn't been ly
punching the old man in the back, and II
ys said so. Mr. Connor dropped off to as
trs sleep again. By and by he woke up P
with start, steriply addressed his grand
as son again, charging the boy with punch- on
i ing hun in the back, and asaurirg hiw cu]
that a repetition of it would bring on aP(
his head dire punishment. The boy bet
or pleaded his innocence of the charge, ani
a, [ and the old man went to sleep kgain. hal
Sr in a short time he awoke with a start ser
and exclaimed: ant
"or There you go again, you young ras- lo
I cal! Now I'll trounce you well!" a h
n, I le rose up to carry out his threat, a
n, when the boy's eyes, which had become boi
fixed on the old man's back, began to
rh bulge, and he shouted:
at "There's a snake on your bac:d
grandpa! There's a snake on yor back!''
'C Grandfather Connor, feeling a weight
k- there, had glanced over his shoulder, ig
and saw a snake writhing and wrig wh,
i gling and rattling there, hanging tc bels
Connor's clothing by its teeth. With a ber
d. yell like a wild Indian the old man ar
n broke across Huckleberry hill, howling wel
at every jump, and his grandson bring- ishi
Sing up the rear, bellowing like a bull of t
h calf. The sight of the old man dashing thet
wildly along with a big rattlesnal:e the
hanging to his back created great ex- pei
t citement among the groups of pickers 3
that the frantic procession tore sire
Sthrounh, and some groups broke up in ove
a panic and rushed yelling in all direc- l
tions through the bushes. Connor ran sea
more than two miles, the snake clinging was
d to him, when he passed a man named the
SHenry Clark. Clark gaed after the fly- a a
in~ lg old man with the snake trailing and elth
Scontorting behind him before he re- han
d alized the true situation of affairs, and est
Sthen he start.d in pursuit Connor was
Sgoing so fast that Clark chased him a dai
r quarter of a mile before he came up of I
Swith him, the old man running all the alwa
faster the more Clark yelled to him to whe
o stop. When Connor's pursuer got with- m a
in reach of him he grabbed for the qual
a snake and caught it firmly by the tail stite
He gave it a yank, and jerked it loose wor
from its fastenings on the old man, but fullI
- like a flash the rattler threw its head tod
i and whole length of its body back and
struck at Clark. The latter mechan- oul
Ically jerked his head back, or the rat An
a tler's fangs would have struck him in bet
Sthe eneek. As it was they sank in his ton
s leeve at the shoulders. and before the that
a soak could release them Clark seized will
it armond the neck with his left hand o
a apd held itthere uantil he choked it to and
I death.
Conner in the meantime had dropped
elhausted to the groad, and it was a
long time before he eculd be revived.
When the boy came p pantibtag and
erying, and td his srr the acrq- To
sanues of the case wr plI. Con. r good
had lad adown near where the sake agili
was tn hidig, and the rattles, net lk slum
Ing the pdi, bd stru as ht e
d hit limto thbe ok, bh his shirt anski
was so tylek that all the old aia felt pots
was the thamp. whih he theght was of t
hi grandlma peeahlan him. be third tegel
time the sanake strek its thage had ar, s
naght nuder one of Conmr'"a aspead- p$xu
.,arndet aesast nt, 4 It ws heal ade
lg there Whoa it wa dieovrede i p by mps
the boy sad hIs grveadftiw, nsad the nsue
.14 ansa'r .snr bmtarteid htA on Eis the f
qM~J~i~~~~~i ~ ~ as ay
r at USEFUL AND SUOGGSTIVE.
dated
that -Jelly Pie.-One cupful of fruit Juice
r, re- or jelly, one cupful of sugar, one egg,
that and one tablespoonful of cornstarch.
I her Mix all together and bake with two
and crusts.-Housekeeper.
tiss --Gelatine Icing for Cakes.-One
pick- scant tablespoonful of gelatine, dis
n she solved in two tablespoons of hot water;
two mix with powdered sugar till quite
.il to stiff, spread on the cake and smooth
use.- with a knife dipped in hot water.-De
rated tetuit Pree Press.
-Delicious Fried Eggs.--Melt just
s all enough butter to grease the bottom of
iss the pan, then add the eggs, taking cars
not to break the yolks Cover, and
cook till the white is all set, or longer
envy if you like the yolk hard. Eggs fried
n the thus are .- immeasurably_ better than
there when cooked by the ordinary method.
rried -Ladies' Home Journal
amp- -Feather Cake.--One egg, one cup
rak- ful of sugar, butter the size of a wal
pail, nut, half a cupful of sweet milk, one
11 of heaping teaspoon of cream of tartar,
ever half a teaspoonful of soda, one and a
ther half cupfuls of sifted flour; stir only
end- enough to mix well. By using different
heet flavorings I have a variety of cake. It
and iS excellent for jelly, cocoanut or any
)ng layer cake.
erwet -Gingerette-One gallon of water,
An one pound white sugar, one-half ounce
on of best ginger root, one-fourth ounce of
the cream of tartar, and two sliced lemons.
Bret Boil ginger and lemons ten minutes in
liss a part of the water; dissolve the sugar 4
the and cream of tartar in cold water; mix c
club all, and add one gill of good yeast. Let e
hit it ferment through the night, and strain
t it, and bottle in the morning.-Boston
tter Globe.
vent -Cornmeal Cake.-Scald a quart of I
,ady sweet milk at night and stir into it c
it to gradually a pint of corn-meal, a table- c
dn't spoonful of butter and a teaspoonful of I
Mrs. salt. Mix together well and set in a
rhen cool place to rise. In the morning add c
and two well beaten eggs and beat the c
.uh whole thoroughly, as its excellence de- c
Sto petids on this; then bake in buttered 1
t of pans thirty minutes Cut and serve a
oat. hot-Orange Judd Farmer.
way --Chocolate Pudding.-Let one pint i
the of milk come tc the boiling point; mix a
the together one-half cupful of sugar, two a
am. tablespoonfuls of grated chocolate, a E
en's tiny pinch of salt and two heaping
on tablespoonfuls of corn starch; wet with
nil- a little cold milk and stir into the boil- f
ing. ing milk. When it thickens pour into c
and a wet mould and set in a cool place. t
rer, Serve with cream, sweetened and flav
on ored with vanilla.-Housekeeper. t
-ot -Cherry Dumpling.-In cherry time b
low I often make what is called cherry v
end- dumpling. Fill a deep earthen dish 1I
and half full of stoned cherries, with sugar t
old and a little water, cover with a thick ii
few crust made as for biscuit, and steam a
his over a kettle of boiling water until the
he crust is done. It may be eaten with u
ack sauce made of one part butter and two a
his of-sugar stirred to a cream; or with on- r
een ly sugar and cherry juice for a sauce. Ii
and I make a similar crust for cherry pies, a
to as I long ago discarded rich pastry.- a
up Prairie Farmer. it
nd- -Elve's Pudding.-Three cups flour, t
ch- one cup sugar, one cup sweet milk, one ca
imw cup molasses into which stir one tea- O
on spoon soda, one-fourth cup butter, two If
3y beaten eggs. Make this into a batter d
ge, and add one-half pound raisins, one- i
in, half pound currants, a little acid pre- ei
art serves, one teaspoon each of nutmeg hi
and cinnamon and one-half teaspoon it
.s. cloves. Bake slowly, or boil two and ti
a half or three hours in a tin pail set in tl
at, a kettle of water. Kedp covered while
me boiling. Serve with butter sauce. of
to Ci
A LOST ART. of
kelag by Huad Has aeome a Rare Oc- la
pation. ti
"hi .It seems to me that fine hand-sew- at
er, ing is almost a lost art," said a lady 1i
ig who was noted for the daintiness of her i
belongings. "''1 have employed a num- i
t a ber of seamstresses, and while they can
an arrange and put things together very u
ng well indeed, when it comes to fine fin
g- ishing they make a rather sad failure
all of their work. I wonder that some of
ug these people who pride themselves on r~
Stheir skill with the needle do not take
zx pains to learn some of the old-fashioned m
Sways of finishing. I had a special de- li
r sire for a ruffle rolled and sewed on
I over and over on a certain garment not
"C long ago. I tried to get three or four A
an seamstresses to finish it, and finally
g was forced to do it myself, as none of
ed them was able to complete the task in no
Ly- a satisfactory way. It isn't difficult, Es
ad either; it just needs a little careful on
e- handling, and really makes the pretti- ch
ad eat of all finishings. pa
S "Handmade ruffles are so neat and vol
a dainty. Indeed, I never have any lack wa
P of those, for I keep some material cal
e always on hand in my workbasket, and pa
to when I have a half hour to sit down I
h- am never idle. One can accumulate a aft
e quantity of pretty ruffling hem- mi
il stitched bands by doing a feininutes te
s work at a time, and they are wonder- nec
at fully handy when the seamstress comes He
to do the semiannual work. the
md "It would be a good idea if there bi
a- could be sewing classes in all schools. siti
** An afternoon could not be used to im]
in better advantage than in training girls ed
Sto use the needle. It is to be hoped nig
e that when we grow a little wiser we the
d will take pains to teach branches in all wh
d of our public schools that will fit boys Chi
Sand girls alike for the home duties and Arl
responsbilities that are quite sure to '1
d come to them all, s er r later."--t. pea
Louis Republic. risE
a Whaelmemase or emeworu. tr
- To keep the amplexion and spirits eat
? good, to puserve grace, strength ad ed
C agility of motion, there is no gymna- ten
SIslum so valuable, no exercisel more ben- cl
a eSal In resulit thana sweeping, dusting, die
t ma king beds, washing dishes and the Uam
t poihin of brass and silver. One year var
5 of snob muscular effort within doors,
i togetr with regular exercise in open ij
I air, will do more for a woman's com- tha
C pISxon than all the ltions and po- :
mades that were ever invented. Per- nay
F imps the reason why housework does so 1y.
rane more for women than games is
SI te at thatexercise which is immed- .
Iatly preoaetit e setars the spirit It .,
ves wasa women erge to go on Iving,
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IN THE ELECTRICAL WORLD.
tice -A St. Louis coroner's jury were 1
egg, holding an inquest on a man who had I
ch. been killed by an electric bolt, "and
two were divided in opinion as to whether o
the bolt was natural or artificial. i
)ne -It is reported that Prof. Hermana f
dis- has succeeded in photographing the l,
ter; vowel sounds, by speaking them into a e1
cite phonograph which reproduced them n
oth slowly. The vibrations were recorded '
De- by a micro-telephone, which had a small b
mirror in the vibrating drum. A ray
net of light reflected from the mirror re-l
i of corded its vibrations-that is to say,
are the vibrations of the vowel sounds
and on a traveling band of sensitized paper. o1
ger -The European manufacturers of n
led electrical apparatus are not as wide '
ian awake as their American brethren in
od. the business. A short time ago the E
municipal authorities of the small
up- Spanish town of Olot advertised for'
al- bids for the concession for lighting the
ne town, and did not receive a single ten- st
ar, der. A Belgium town advertised for i
la tenders for lighting either by gas or ea
ily electricity, and not one firm responded.
rot -An electrical horsewhip is the lat
t eat in France. The whip consists of a d
ny celluloid handle containing a small in- p
duction coil, together with a battery, of
er, the circuit being closed by means of a sl
ice spring push. Two wires carry the cur- fo
of rent to the extremity of the whip,
ns. which is furnished with two small cop- i
per plates having points fixed to them
ar of sufficient length to penetrate the
i coat of the horse, and yet not being
,et sharp enough to inflict a wound.
tin -A western designer of advertising i
on specialties has recently found several
ways to make use of the electric light
of In several Chicago saloons are incandes
it cent lamps in the form of beer bottles at
le- of the ordinary pint size, but of Clear W
of glass, with the brewer's label pastedI
Sa on the outside. In cigar stores are'
dd cigar-shaped lamps with the names of
he cigar manufacturers on the labels en
Ic- circling them. The grocery stores have
ed lamps made in imitation of cakes of, o
ve soap, catsup bottles, etc.
-An electric street railway company m,
nt in Kalamazoo, Mich., is making use of sti
Lx aluminum disks for tickets, the first i
vo attempt to use the metal for this pur. -
a pose of which there is any record. loh
tg The tickets are about the size of a
th quarter of a dollar; a round one for co,
il- full fare, and an octagonal one for fo
to children's fare. The people like the Fi
e. tickets, as they are light and clean. 'wi
v- Conductors are not allowed to sell tri
them on cars, but the right to sell hasi
se been given exclusively to certain stores, Su
ry which buy them of the company in $1
sh lots. The tickets require no cancella
ar tion, and as soon as they are turned T
,k in to the company, they are sent to the
m stores to be again put on sale.
he -Nearly 91 per cent of the vessels ma
th using the Suez canal last year were fro
ro able to pursue their journeys uninter- I the
n- rupted at night by using the electric pr1
e. light, the percentage in the three pre- ye.
s, ceding years having been 88.21, 82.5E knm
- and 71.74 respectively. The author. litt
ities of the canal will make it obliga. cal
r, tory for vessels passing through the par
e canal by night, after the first of next put
a• October, to employ apparatus for divid- an
:o ing the light of the projector into two ab
st divergent rays. Approaching vessels fac
e- may, by this means, travel right up to enc
e- each other without their respective' pol
g helmsmen4eing blinded. The diverg-' of
n ing apparatus which is to be used is' fon
d the invention of one of the agents of N
n the company. a sl
le -The success which attended the use it b
of the electric light in fishing off the' ate.
California coast has led to the devising for
of various improved apparatus for that
purpose. One of these consists of a wis
r large iron frame interlaced with net- will
ting, which can be opened and closed In a
at the will of the operator. An electric tle
Y light encased in a lantern is lowered roun
r into the net, the electricity being fur thel
nished by a motor in the bow of the i
boat. As the boat moves along the Thi
network is thrown open and the bright chil
light of the lamp, which is seen at a cha'
e great distance in the clear water, it
arouses the curiosity of the fish, which tiou
readily swim into the trap This is the it sl
n modern varient of the old method of crib
Sdestroying fish from a canoe by torch- whi
- light che,
SAPPLIED SCIENCE.
r As Nleetrleiaa Who Made Good Use of bein
isb Knowledsge. dul
I A Brooklyn electrician has been an and
Snoyed by cat concerts in his back yard. sibl;
Every night the cat ranged themselves agei
I on the back fence and meowed in thei
chorns The leading tenor in the com- nor
pany was a monster with a falsetto ther
voice of great range and power. He any
was particularly strong in roulade and worl
cadenza, and some of his fartomento to d
passages were models in expression. just
Bunt the concerts became monotonous moe
after awhLle, and the electrician deter- crea
mined t;6 top them. He placed a thin find.
steel plate on top of the fence and con- mosi
nected it with a motor in the kitchen. atte
He permitted the plate to remain on and
the fence for three nights, until the fewe
big tenor had become accustomed to pers
sitting on it. The plate was a great fori
improvement as a seat over the ragged Led
edge of the fence. On one moonlight
night the maltese soprano asoluta,
the cherry-colored mezzo and the be- c
whiskered tenor robesto were singinga dina
Chicago arrangement of "Maria, Where be
Art Thou?"
The tenor had reached a sustained ad
passge surcharged with love, and had dent
risaen on his hind legs to give freer ex
pressmion to it, when the current was
turaned on. The sustained pmsagewas
acut in two as it with a cleaver. It end- eial
ed in a most 4lsoordaat squawk as the so
tenor fell of the fence apon his back, har
only to boned in the air like a ball and j
disappear over the fenee and down the oa
street like a black comet--N. Y. Ad
vertiser.
esridam-semea V et. ram
Mr. 81amdiet-I wonder why it is hal
that people never tire of coree? have
Old Boarder-I presme beause it me
never tastes twice alike--N. Y. Weell -
ly.
"lam so eorryfom that poorlette, fs '
aroter. Hehas to walk the floor every
night with his bab." -1
-"You eas ed to walkig,"
-T9m 84
I MODES OF MIDSUMMER.
ere They Show a Moderatom of the Haggsra
aI ted Spring Styles.
and Midsummer is not usually productive
ser of new styles and while this season is
not an exception to the rule, the puri
of Eying principle which has been at work
the in the fashions of the day has wrought
oa such acceptable results that this sum
em mer is at least fruitful in promises of
welcome changes in the autumn. It is
all too early for really new developments,
but with numerous and glaring defects
eliminated it is reasonable to hope that
something more desirable and artistic
Y' may evolve from the chaotic conditions
er. of the last few months. A whispered
of rumor says that the voluminous sleeve
de ! will soon entirely disappear, and coat
in sleeves are already reduced in style.
he Extreme fullness is now used only in
all grenadine, crepon, and other soft ma
terials. The Garibaldi style of sleeve,
he I gathered into a bunch at the wrist, is
sure to follow in the wake of theleg-of
- mutton shape, and is, perhaps, the lat
or est style.
a Simplicity is becoming more and
more the stamp of fashion, and if
t- rumor is correct some perfectly plain
dresses have made their appearance in a
Paris, dresses without any semblance I
7' of trimming on either the waist or the
a skirt. One of the Parisan fancies is
r- for glace silk gowns trimmed with l
i' pincked-out flounces. Basques are
m slowly gaining in favor, but are as yet
reserved for cloth dresses and travel
ing costumes A fancy style is a double
g basque of silk or velvet cut to fit el
ly at the waist and forming a series
Sfluted plaits at the edge. i
J The most conspicuous feature of the I
present fashions is the use of lace, d
. which is introduced in every imagin- t
esm able manner in every sort of a gown.
aI Whether the dress is black, white or v
re colored, silk or gauze, there is a plenti
r ful supply of this popular trimming. bI
, Chiffon comes next in popularity and is a
u- I used in a variety of ways When made
.e over changeable silk it is an ideal h
o gown.
A lace-trimmed seaside costume is
y made of soft wool goods diagonally
of striped with blue and red. The skirt
t is ornamented with wide red'ribbon ti
, run in and out and finished of in a y
looped knot on the right side. The o
same ribbon is used foathe double belt n
or confining the full bodice. Each belt is a
Dr fastened with a buckle. The yoke and I'
a , Figaro vest with capelets are all of ti
white guipure. A light straw hat
trimmed with red ribbon and black h,
s aigrety sets off the costume.-N. Y. q,
SSun.
1 DON'T WAKE THE BABY. t4
ci
d The Habit of Sleep Sheld t Eaeraged r
to In fants.
It is one of the regular customs of P
Is many households to take the new baby
e from crib or bed and exhibited it to
r. I the admiring visitor. This is a bad
i ' practice all persons who have reached
e. years of discretion ought certainly to
ie know, but this fact seems to have very di
r.' little weight in the minds either of the
s. caller or of the proud and happy a
1e parents, who seem never to wearydf
,t putting the new arrival on dress-parade is
1. and sounding its praises That many is
o a baby has been exhibited to death is a
is fact well known to doctors and experi- ri
o enced nurses, but it is usually their ti
policy to keep silent, as any restriction m
. of this sort is apt to be resented by
1fond parents.
,f No child should ever be roused from f
a sleep to be shown to anybody unless
e it be the doctor, and the case is desper.
e ate. To do so is to lay the foundation en
for restlessness, bad temper and many fa
t of the lls that infancy is heir to. It is
I wise to encourage a child to sleep all it At
, will, no matter how much that may be. lo
A In a strictly healthy condition the lit
S!tle one sleeps almost all the time,
! rousing itself enough to be fed, when, if
a
there is no reason for being disturbed, a
it will usually drop off to sleep again. ,
* This habit may be encouraged, and the ml
t child may sleep longer if care is taken to
s change its position without awakening dl
it. This may be done by very can
tiously drawing the blanket on which th
it sleeps slightly toward one side of the
Scrib, then raising gently with one hand
Swhile the other is placed on the baby's a
chest; in this way it may be turned IM
upon the other side without rousing it. ab
After a while it will get Mseustomed to
I being turned, when it will usually in- a
dulge in one very long drawn breath
and settle down as contentedly upos ds
sibly to finish its nap, Children of all
I ages should sleep antil they waken of 4
I their own accord. Neither breakfast f
- nor anything else is as important to ha
Sthemastosleep and grow. If onehas ti
Iany curiosity to study the practical
I working of this, let him try a few times o
I to dosomethhing with a child that has
just been roused from its slumbers. A di
I more unmanageable, uncomfortable
creature one would go a long way to Th
Ifind. From infancy to age, sleep is a
most important part of life; and it more s
attention were given to when, where
and how we sleep,- there would be
fewer nervous invalids, fewer bad tem
pers and more bright eyes, stalwart
forms and pleasant faes-aN. Y. i
TheI Summer Desaktet.s
Fruit is usuall7 and properly the Lst _
course at breakfast, as It is the las at og
dinner. If berries are used they should
be carefully picked over, and rised 
through a colander to remove the saaDd t
and dust which are sure to be In evi- _
dene, Peaches, pemrs, lmm sad our.
anges may be served whole, afterahrv
ing been kept on ee for twenty-hea
hours. If the peaces am neot eape
elaluy large sad fine it may be well to 1st
slice them. Orangs sheuld be emt in i
halves, between the blossom and the
tat end, and should be aten with an Yo
orange spoon, or sleed, with the sUe I
carefully seeded and (vMend into quar. tas
trs. nanass should have the skins
removed and be aut lengthwise~ bt
hals or qurters Catalolpes shcud
heve the tops sisled R, the seeds re
moved and them empty spacies lled with I &
le. Watermaeloas are most evenekr m the
ly erved by soot at from the smo
hrt of the mae tableepoo
for each peraon-adee c. ow
nal. B
-11 These oists Lore om8er F'
-IIt -l ing...1e l~wS·
IbI ?
THEY MADE HIM TIRED.
ra*- They Were Tee Fall of Fight to Suiat b
Quiet Spirit.
ive It was a curious circumstance, and
n is everybody in the smoking car seemed
ri- to catch on atthesame moment. On
ork the right-hand side sat a man with a
sht cow-boy's hat, woolen shirt, red neck
am- tie, pants in his bootlegs, and a general
of air of toughness. Opposite himsat an
is other man similarly attired, but with I
its, the addition of a grizzly bear's paw for I
etE a scarfpin. One had been with us for
tht over an hour-the last had just boarded I
'tic the train.
)ns These two men at once began to size.
red each other up and sneer and look saer I
ave castie. Finally the man on the right
at- meanly observed:
'le "I reekon your bag of Injun scalps is 1
in in the baggage car, eh?" i
a- "Yes, but my guns are yere!" prompte I
Te, ly responded the other. d
,is "What's the use of guns unlessys ye
of known how to shoot?"
at- "What's tl use of gab if you don't
back it up?" '
nd They were now hot and ready for o
if more, and it soon came. a
in "Out on our ranch we size sich fellers I
in as you up for wolf bait," said the right-.
ice handed man. 0
he "Is that so? Wall, out on our ranch t
is we don't wait to size up chaps like you.
Lth We knows 'em a mile a way for a
re duffers."
'et "Take that back"' t
el- .'Never!"b
ale They both sprang up and of counp a
rushed forward to stop the fight. i
0 by was a man who had been try
ing to get to sleep to cure a headache. 12
he He sprangup, peeledoff his cost, threw tw
*e, down his hat, and shouted at the two P
n- terrors:
n- "Both of you sit down!" as if death
or wasn't ave feet away. a
ti- They dropped back on the seats like 0r
g. bags of sand and he stood over them a
is and demanded of the one on the right: y
le "Where do you camp when you're at ii
s home?" tr
"In Ohio," was the meek reply. m
is "And you?" b
ly "In Indiana." dl
rt "I guess that's right. That's about at
Sthe way I sizedyou p Just a word to a]
a you. Shut right up` Don't peep an
ae other peep about b'ars, Injuns or
It ranches, or shootin'. You have made o
is me tired, and if there's any more of it
Ld I'll drop both of you off this car into a
tf the ditch." de
it He went back to his seat to nurse his ti
k headache, and the two terrors sat so ev
t. quietly for the next hour that some of in
us wondered if they hadn't been scared th
to death. Later on one of them fondly hr
caressed his b'ar claws and the other fa
d read a dime novel, and they were at o0
peace with all the world.-Detroit Free hi
Press. tb
o A PARADOX OF THE POLE.
d Queer Thhigs About That Imuiag ry spot h
to the North of Us. th
0 At the north pole there is only one th
7 direction-south. On could go south in m
te as many ways as there are points on the he
compass card, but every one of these Ti
ways is south-east and west have van
ished. 'The hour of the day at the pole
y is a paradoxical conception, for that W
a point is the meeting pihe of every me
t- ridlan and the time of all holds good, so
r that it is always any hour one cares to p
mention. Unpunctuality is hence Im
y possible-but the question grows com
plex, and its practical solution concerns
n few.
No one needs to go to the pole to dis- i
cover all that makes that point differ
ent from any other point of the sur
Sface. But the whole polar regions are
full of unknown things, which every
t Arctjc explorer of the rig `sttamp el
looks forward to findings nd the re
ward he looks forwar most is the rie
approval of the few who understand
and love knowledge for its own sake, ma
rather than the noisy applause of the kW
crowd who would cheer hieartter all,
much as they cheer a winning prize
fighter, or race horse, or political oan
didate. my
The difeilties that make the questof W
the pole so arduous have been discovered ai
by slow degrees. It is marelos howrig
soon nearly the full limits of north
ward attainment were reached. In
1 596 Barents discovered Spitabergen in
about 78 degrees north; in 1770 Haudson He
reached 80 degMrees; in 1897 Parry, by
sledging oa the ice when his ship be- ev
came fast, suaceaeded in touehing s we
degrees and 45 minutes. Sines then all
the enormous resources of modern
seIence-steam, electricty, preserved
foods and the experienee of centuries-
have only enabled forty miles of addi
tional poleward advance to be made.
The map gives a fair idea ofts he form bls
of the Arctic regions, and remember- Bil
ing that the cirle marked 80 degrees Et
distant 700 miles froa' the pole, the I
reader na realise the dsaoe involved. did
SThe Arctic basin, oeapiled by the Are
Stic sea, is ringed in by land; the north- P
eran coasts of America. Europe aad Asia, hi
forming a roughly crclar bondary,
broken by three well-a*·ded channels sta
communicating with the oesa. Behb
ring Strait, between Ameries ad Asia
is the narrowest BaSi bay betweea *b
America ad (horeenland is wider, y
branehing into anumber of iee-bloeked G
aounds toathe westward, sad tapering i
of into Smith soand i tohe northeat ma
The widest chanel of the three lies De
betwmn Greenlad and mEurope, and
this is biected just serth of dqgrees
norath by the isola gasoup e Spitaber- -
sIr.--MeChlure's Xaq e. a
the
39*r*** aIb ms. Nil
Prak-Wish me luck! I sam gong wit
Into the eemeervatcsy to propose to of8
Miss Danrlagton A
BarIry-Well, bramce up, old me the
You look rigthtally depressed, te
Pramk-Ah, yel I far I am ginag
tinto a delne.--Trut. bs
rown-Rw i yor so M ming ea tIs
Rzoblaseu-I is the laiest boy in
Barleam. le gets np at Ave o'eleek ti
the aratng oa c am have nll the
maos ~ eto laL.-Teaae fila.p ')
r-- Mr
psOrety. .
Mw~-.-I~do~¶thlmk RheK~-·bkw*S *h!
~lrt~;~
I THE BAGGAGE SMASHER.
tI. Three CheersU Lttle Stories Resaled by a
Middle.Aged Citisen.
Ind "I look in vain in the literature of the
red day," said a middle-aged man, "for sto
On ries of the baggage smasher, such as
i a were current thirty or forty years ago,
ek- which used to interest me very much.
ral Who that Is old enough can not recall
in- the story of the baggage master sad
ith the circus man's snake? The circus
for man's trunks, it will be remembered,
for had been at one time and another
led pretty roughly handled, and so one day
he got a rather flimsy trunk and put in
ize it a boa constrictor twenty-two feet
s. long, and he marked on the outside:
,ht "Don't break! Boa constrictor inside!"
" 'Oh. I've just been waiting for some
is body to ship a boa constrictor by this
line,' said the baggage smasher, and he
pt- grabbed the trunk by one of its han
dles, intending to toss it over his head,
ye but he yanked with such sudden en
ergy that he pulled the handle off
a't Then he kicked the trunk over the
other end up and grabbed it by the
!or other handle, lifted it and dropped it
and smashed, it wide open, and there
sre was a snake in it, and the snake came
rt- out and uncoiled himself, and when he
coiled himself up again he was around
ch the baggage master, and
u. "The baggage master never checked
or any baggage after that.
Another story told of the tribula
tions of a traveler whose trunk had
been smashed and how fltUlly he filled
a, a big trunk with dynamite and marked
t, it 'Handle with Carel Dynamite.'
y- "'Dynamite ----r said the baggage
1e. master, with fine scorn, and he pulled
w the trunk down from the top of a high
ro pile aPd let it fall on one corner, and
"He never returned.
th "Then there was the story about the
angered traveler who placed upon the
re corners of his trunk patches of some
m material so elastic and springy that if
it: you dropped the trunk hard it bounded
at into the air thousands of feet. This
trunk came to the station on the sum
mit of a great load of trunks, and the
baggage master seized it by the han
die, braced one foot against the load,;
it and. pulled the trunk off and let fall
uo pon one corner and
m. "It never came back.
ir "And the owner sued and recovered
Is for the loss of his trunk.
it "It might not be easy in aj ragraph
to conclusively to assign rea `for the
decline of the trunk story. Certainly
is the baggage master is as powerftul as
Io ever, and surely he can not khfe lost
>f in the comparatively brief period of
d thirty or folty years that fine sense of
y humor that once prompted him play
;r fully to drop a trunk and break it wide *
t open. It seems more probable that he
has shared with the rest of mankind ia
that steadily advancing refinement of
metho4s which has marked our prog
revs in recent years that he is. not lees
, humorous, but only less boisterous,
than he was; and it may be, too, that
e the fact that trunks generally are
n made stronger than they were has
e had something to do with it"-N. Y.
te Times.
! A WELL-FIXED COUNTRYMAN.
it Pebailty that He Wi S soon umbah is
Urban Speculsttie.
On a western road sat two admirable
specimens of the genus "hayseed."
· They were garrulous old chaps, and
i talked and chewed tobacco aq a school
a girl chews gum.
"I reckon we'll lose Ben Gross afore
long," said one, branching off on a
fresh topic.
"Eh?"
-"Yeas-'t won't s'ptise me a bit
ef Ben goes to New York an' speck
elates."
"Nol You don't say Ben's a gittin' 's
rich 's that?"
i "Wall, I guess he's 'bout the bestrzed
man in our place now since W. F. Siap.
kins died."
"Ye do't say! How much d'ye s'pose
Ben's, $oth now, biled down?"
"Wall, ye ketl't jest tell I know o'
my own sartin knowledge he has over
$40 in the bank, an' his crop o' taters
ain't dug ylt. They'll bring him in
right smart o' cash."
"Gee whiz"
"Yass, an' John Summers owes him
3.75T on-that old game of poker yit.
He's slow, but he's good forit, I tuess."
The other was silent for some time,
evidently ruminating upon such vast
wealth. Then he suddenly inquired:
"W'at's he goin' to monkey with in
New York?"'
"Iduanna Wallstreet, like as not."
-N. Y. Herald.
A Blat to Ise
The grave young man in ordinary
black ledther shoes was reading his
Bible when the summer girl in white
Eton jacket entered the car.
The young man's lips moved, but he
did not.
He pretended not to see.
Presently a look of pain flitted arose
his face.
"Ecuse me," he growled. "you are
standinag on my feet"
She smiled sweetly.
"I beg your pardon," she murmured,
"but yea did not seem to be using them
yourselt"
Glowering feroeiously at the dainty
sppers beneath the snowy skirt, he
masd his way to the front platftarm.-
Detroit Tribunae.
Nole lleustum et.
A perspiring German, who had only
an indanite knowledge of the wagys of
the telephome, enteredthe eseangecs
Milk street the other da~,dripp
with perspiration and carry a
of gardea he over his left shoulder .
After beag Judtosed that le was ia
the right piase to have any watnt sat.
tsded to, he leld:
S me.-a " ...e e.ssbuua ab'l a -
brwowy."
ed the cedrk whog s as loedlpe a
fourt of July slnastu.-Lseudqea UoiL
bq so anesyernl thee Itores 4smai
I'am sure, yo cried $bst as j suhqta ..dsl

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