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VOLUME VI. LAKE PROVIDENCE, EAST CARROLL PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1893. NO. 20.
THE OLD MAN 8INGS. Ingi
Slllee a wabble in the jingle and a stumble in dete
the metre, that
And the accent might be clearer and the vol- back
ume be completer, chor
Aad there might be much improvement in the Di
stress and intonatton.
And a polish might be added to the crude pro-n
adn taon grey
et thee'srmusio such as once was played be- olv
1ats the aeitent ons. had
When me old man plays the fiddle and goes ,6
feeling fer the strings;
There Is laughter choked with tesa drops when B1
the old manin Mgs bra
And we form a ring around him, and we place
him in the middle,
Aud he hugs up to his withered cheek the poor Al
old broken fiddle, Pre
And a smile comes on his features as he hears
the strings' vibration.
And he sings the songs of long ago with falter- shri
tug intenation; dee
And a bantom from the distant past his dis
taat music brings, MIS
And trooping from their dusty graves come
long-forgotten things,
When he tunes the ancient fiddle, and the old bill
man singas oth
And while the broken man is playing on the in;
broken fiddle, ne
And we press around to hear him as sit tim
there in the middle; to
The sound of many wedding bells in all the
music surges, nei
Then we hear their clamor smothered by the chs
sound of funeral ditges. thi
'Tis the story of his lifetime that in the music wa
rings,
And every life's a blind man's tune that's played
on broken strings; qui
And so we sit in silence while the old man
sings. cor
-E. M. Storey, is California Illustrated Maga- oul
sine.
' A LOVERS RUSE.
How Carl Beverley Won Pretty Pa
Kate Raymond. da
LD'Squire Ray
mond was dead be
and buried. The
wreath of white kn
japonicas that yo
had lain on his me
5 coffin was a
faded, the rusty Ki
streamersof an
crepe were ca
taken off the ca
doorhandle,and
the world had nc
got tired of can- se
rassing the sad circumstances of his
failure and death. ht
And Kate Raymond was forgotten, ra
too, as she sat by herself in the big, al
sounding rooms, with her black dress, la
and her pale cheeks, and the unshed
tears making her poor eyes heavy.
People had pitied her at first, but
they took it for granted she would do
"something;" at all events, it was none
of theirbusiness.
"Well, my dear, have you made up
your mind?" said old Dr. Smith, as he
came creaking into the ron and sat
down beside her.
Kate looked up through the gather
ing tears.
"Doctor, I want your advice. Tell me
what I had better do."
"Advice, eh? Well, it isn't easy to
advise, under some circumstances, child.
The only two places that seem at all
eligible to me are Mime. Pellair's and
the situation as companion to old Miss
Beverley. I should advise you to go to
old Miss Beverley, my dear, if you can
be sure of patience and self-controL"
"I am not the wild, impetuous girl I
onoe was; I can be patient now, doctor." n
"Well, shall I tell Miss Beverley to ex- a
pect you"
"Yes; but doctor-" P
"Well?"
"How many members are there in f
Miss Beverley's family?" 3
"Only herself and a fussy old bachelor 1
brother-ten times as old-maidish asshe
is herself. You may bless your stars
you're not going as companion to the t
old man."
Kate smiled a little absently.
S'There used to be a-nephew, who-"
"Yes, I know-Carl Beverley; but he c
went to Plorida a year ago. At ten to- 1
morrow then, my dear. I will call for
yOU."
Dr. Smith' creaked away in those i
noisy boots of his; and Kate Raymond t
went upstairs to pack her trunk and
think
So Carl Beverley was in Florida! She
had known that before, but somehow
Sshe wanted the doctor's testinpony to
.* WANt TOre ADYIC."
usb~5.urafee doubly sur She was
ysr , ap. , the whol she was very
glL She knIew she had treated the
S @lovittg young fellow like a
)irette aoquettes she knew
elM. blt fl broken his fond, ithful
S r with her irs, dad grae, sad
ai a ~iesk one upoPn a tin-e
At tea' idock preioely the next day
or eMadt arbtS y ceme to the door for
~Ite -ayond and her trank
Seisp spa good couraga my deer,"
_ d4bwa to it aifter aS . ." -
-hopd as but abe could not help
L "s- lttle dscoale*d when Dr..
ith oda lt her stone in the dark
igF P~ blue~aa eqstrpdrEa.a
.~~~':~ ·~~.yy~lC~-~
lug went right. Miss Beverey seemed ORIGII
determined to be suited with nothing
that was done for her, and the old many $
bachelor from his corner growled a The
chorus to all her fault-findings.
Day after day passed by very much man or
in the same style, and Kate Raymond and fir
grew paler and quieter with each re- b"'lng
rolving sun. At first her proud spirit becam
had rebelled.
"I cannot endure It," she had thought. they
But then came the bitter remem- countr
brance that she must endure it-that the sp
she had neither home nor friends to from
flee to!
And when at the week's end Miss should
Precilla Beverley paid the astounding 'warm
sum of two dollars into Miss Raymond's the ad
shrinking palm she felt that it had in- spired
deed been hardly earned. For A
"There's one good thing about you, toa wild
Mirs Raymond," said the spinster, par a wil
enthetically, as she counted out the tinent
d bills-"one quality that none of my bus, b
other companions could ever suit me use
e in; you never get out of temper. You've to whi
never once lost your patience the whole times
s time you've been here; and yet I used reali
to hear, a year or so ago, when my wesr
1 nephew Carl was at home, what a be ma
e changeable, fickle, impatient little cereal
thing 'Squire Raymond's daughter .pe
Swas."theso
d Kate colored, and the tears started unkn(
quickly to her deep brown eyes. Paless
n "No," said the old bachelor in the less r
corner, "no, Miss Raymond never gets Roma
` out of temper now!" rope t
"How old are you now?" asked Miss Nea
Beverley, searchingly. of ur
"'I was twenty last month." cultiv
"Humph! only twenty? Well, I sup. in the
7y pose you'll be gettidfy married some edge.
day, and I shall lose my companion." nated
But Kate gently shook her head, with- know
out even looking up. most
Y- "I shall never marry," she said. "No- unkn
hd body cares for me now." and t
,e "There, James, I told you you'd and
te knock that vase off the window seat ii nortl
at you insisted on leaving it there,' Ia- early
xis mented Miss Beverley, as a sudden wild
I[ crash of breaking china interrupted probs
ty Kate's voice. '"Run, Miss Raymond, ful c
of and don't let the water soak into the essen
'e carpet. 1 don't see how men can be s horse
he careless" with
ad And for once the old bachelor had old i
ad no word of excuse to plea for him- doub
'n- self. mang
,is "Miss Raymond," he said in a low. Amel
hurried voice, when his sister's tempo- gar'
n rary absence had chanced to leave them that
g, alone together half an hour or so fact
s' later, "you said a little while ago that irst
ed in 1(
Stions
at In 11
do , thee
ne /1776
May
he p ton,
sat ' soft
witt
er- ble ]
1 and
me ý' - soon
TI
to have
ld. whe
ell out
Ind /\is c'
ises Ron
tto kno
an pert
rlthe
r." nobody cared for you. That was a to t
ex- mistake." dali
Kate Raymond looked up in sur- Per
prise. ac
"My nephew, Carl Beverley, cares "pt
in for you; he has never left off caring for belt
you. If he thought you would never woe
slor look kindly upon him again -" pos
she But Kate shook her head. app
tare "It is too late now to say these things, of
the and yet -" wet
"But it isn't too late," interrupted lar
the old bachelor, solemnly, rising out as
-" of hise hair, taking off the blue specta- ' plu
the cles, behind which sparkled a pair of thi
Sto- brilliant black eyes, removing the rusty' of
for wig from a profusion of chestnut brown int
curls, and spurning the wadded flannel co,
hose dressing gown ftom him with a con- wh
ond teniptuous motion. pli
and Kate rose to her feet with a hysteric ly
acream. oni
She "Carl!" 1
how "Is it too late, Katie? Tell me! This tio
y to last week has taught me how good, otl
how gentle and how patient you have p
grown, and I love you better than I
ever did before. Can you forgive me tht
for the ruse practiced to learn whethether lo,
I might indeed aspire once more to E
your hand?"
Kate Raymond said "no" at first, but ,
she said "yes" afterward, when Carl
had convinced her of the perfect propri- ,
ety of his conduct. at
"And did your aunt know?" m
"It was she who insisted upon it, of
Kate. She wished to prove the temper
she had heard was so fickle and uncer- At
tin." t
And the old lady's wedding present to
Miss Raymond was a diamond brooch -
that a queen might have worn.--Buf
falo Inqui. th
Gdse ule. n4
Two men became engaged in a fght b
in the street. Instantly their hats went A
off and rolled in the dust. One'of the E
men was entirely bald and the other al
ver' had a thick head of hatir, The bald P
Sthe man seiaed the other by the hair and hi
e a nto drag him about Ic
c Sew "Stop him!' cried a bystander. F
thful "Why should you atop him?" asked ft
sad another. "HBe's only practeLg the gold- I
en ral," i
t dy "The golden rule! What do yeo b
"Why, he's doing to the other man A
er" what he wishes to goodness the other Ii
'MI man might be able to do to him."- f
, bt Yoith'a Compealrn
year --------
help Robll-ell me, ps, there any differ'
a Dr. eaes between common salt and chloride h
dark- of sodium' 4
ape' Mr. Holliday--Ys, Rollo, a great dif
r e - Salt is two cents a pound at C
the grooer's, while chloride of sodium ,
i £.fty cents a tespootafl at the drug-'
Swaa glas-sbston TaerlP' t
-.ea;'
ORIGIN OF GRAIN AND FRUI'T'S. Amer
- never
Many Kinds Save Beem KSaew frm I- pear I
memorial Times. latitu
The grains and fruits used as food by ly se
man originated in different latitudes, tree a
and first existed in a wild state, some
boing indigenous to the tropics and
some to the temperate zone. As they s
became improved and differentiated unly
they were distributed in different onlyt
countries according to their utility and
the spread of agriculture. It was but cart
natural that the first gradual changes
from a wild to a cultivated state ever
should have taken place in general in ferre
warm countries where the climate and
the advanced state of civilization con
spired to effect their amelioration. by
SFor instance, the grape is indigenous b
to America and had existed here in bold
a wild state long ages before the con- Sout
tinent was discovered by Colum- Am
bus, but it was first put to practical the,
use in Egypt and Central Asia,
to which localities its origin is some- d
times attributed, and whence it was in seed
reality distributed throughout the mon
western world. A similar remark may Ral
be made of rye, one of the most valued mal
ceresls, which is a native of the tem- a
Sperate zones, and spread thence toward and,
the south. It is supposed to have beenport
unknown in India, E ypt and ancient not
Palestine, and, thoela it was more or frui
less used by the ancient Greeks and has
Romans. it was from the north of Eu- is
rope that they received it.bi
Nearly all the grains now in use are Sa
of unknown antiquity. Wheat was
cultivated in all latitudes as far back
in the past as we have authentic knowl
edge. Barley is thought to have origi- If
!nated in the Caucasus, but it was
known and used everywhere in the
most ancient times. Oats, like rye, was cora
unknown in ancient India and Egypt he
and among the Hebrews. The Greeks .*an
d and Romans received it from the pie
t north of Europe. Had there been an eve
early civilization on this continent the and
n wild oats found here and there would me
d probably have developed into the use- ten
ful cereal now considered absolutely fact
'essential to the proper nourishment of the
- horses. This continent is credited We
with having given Indian corn to the der
old world, but this useful cereal was I'd
- doubtless known in India and China nig
many years before the discovery of clef
A merica. Cotton was used for making a
o garments in India at a date so remote ha(
. that it can not even be guessed at. The all
; fact is mentioned by Aristotle. The tre
first seeds were brought to this country off
in 1621. In 1860 the culture is men- on
tioned in the records of South Carolina. no
In 1736 the culture was general along fua
the eastern coast of Maryland, and in chi
1776 we heard of it as far north as Cape
May. The use of flax for making cloth- set
ing is nearly as ancient as that of cot- an
ton, and perhaps more so, plants of loi
soft and flexible fiber having been up
without doubt among the first vegeta- thi
ble productions of the ancient world vi
and their practical value discovered in,
soon after the invention of weaving. tw
The orange is thought by some to I t
have been first known in Burmah, be
whence it was disseminated through- th
out the far east, in which connection it Fc
is curious to note that the Greeks and as
Romans, to whom this fruit was un- th
known, placed the islands of the He s- at
perides, where grew the golden apples, aI
in the far west. The introduction of u,
the orange into Spain is said to be due fo
a to the Moors, who cultivated it in Au- li
dalusia. The peach is accredited to o
r- Persia. The name itself -is said to be
a corruption of the Latin word for t
re "Persian," the word "malum" (fruit) 1
or being understood. The origin of the i
et word pear is uncertain, but it is sup- to
posed to have been improved, like the
apple, from some wild shrub, specimens i
Ue' of which are occasionally found in the
west of France. The plum had a simi- o0
ed lar origin. Were our eivilization as old n
aut as that of Asia and Africa the wild b
Ia- ' plum found in numerous localities on
of this continent would, after thousands y
sty of years of culture, have developed t
wn into numberless 4arieties. The apricot o
nel comes from Persia. The nectarine,
o- which partakes of the nature of the b
plum and the peach, is of com parative- d
rio ly recent origin, and came first, with
out doubt, from a union of the two.
The cherry, in its improved condi
s tion, is of Persian descent, and is an
o, other fruit that might have been im- 1
ve proved from our wild varieties had our
" n civilization been contemporary with
me that which preceded Egypt and Baby
her lon in the valleys of the Tigris and
Euphrates. Peaches, plums and cher
ries were all known to the ancient
u Greeks and Roman.
rl The apple, the most useful and satis
factory of all the fruits of the temper
ate zones, has been known from time
immemorial. It originated from some
Sof the hardy species that are found
r sometimes almost as far north as the
cr- Arctic circle. It is a fruit that likes
the cold, and is found in the greatest
Soperfection in parts of New England,
SNew York and Michiganm, where the
winters are severe. As it approaches
the equator it loses its fine-I
ness of taste, while stille preserving its
ght beauty. The following tribute to
ent Americsn applea is from the British
the Encyclopedia: "The most esteemed of
her all American apples is the Newtown
bld Pippian, a globazar, juicy, gneron4s
ad highly aromatic fruait. Other Ameri
can varieties of note are' Williams'
Family, Aatrakhan, Gravestela, ad
ked for winter use the Baldwin, Spitbze
old- gsn and Roxbury russet." The praise
is perhaps extravagant, but it must be
ou borne in mind that English apples are
genersally very poor, sad almost any
ana Amerian 'pple seems fgood in London
ther in winter by contrast- It is a notable
- fat that, owing to ecare in the culture,
and in prt o a fen for the
climate, all the fruits mentioned in
ths lis~are founad et better quality in
r Europe anmd America than in the
ide localitis thy are thought
to have griinatad. The oranges
t dl- of Inias, Bsas and Coahtn
d at Chin are absout tasteles
dtem and thoem of Maag eamsreelly better.
Iu - 'T best growbn in NaPal ea frow
the region of Valsiete, wher they
tesesesra
zjjf;:%
America of which the ancient Persian
never dreamed. All these fruits ap
pear to increase in size and flavor in
latitudes where the winter is sufficlent- Ame
ly severe to check the growth of the trated
tree and give it a needed rest oceur
It could not be expected, for the res- miles
sons alleged, that America, inhabited sevent
until a recent date by savage tribes self of
only, should furnish to the world prod- sand d
nects that require thousands of years of seven
care and culture to give them their per- some
feet development. The potato, how out w
ever, is an invaluable boon con- with
ferred by the new world on the He re
old. It has been generally sup- done.
posed that it was first intro- was
duced into England and Ireland tion
by Hawkins and Raleigh in the seven- the
teenth century, but according to Hum- he be
boldt it had been cultivated all over thing
South and in a considerable part North ticed
America ages before the discovery of a tow
the western continent by Columblus It thong
was found in Chili and Peru and the inves
seeds sent to Spain and Italy by the the el
monks, as some writers assert, nearly tion c
one hundred years before Hawkins and have
Raleigh crossed the Atlantic. The to in tl
mato is also of South American origin, credi
and, though it plays a much less imr who
portant part in alimentation, it is an ehar
article of food that Americans would likei
not willingly part with. As to the be a
fruits in common use, though America locat
has done much to improve them, there case,
is not one them of which it can reason- throl
ably claim to be the place of origin.- in th
San Francisco Chronicle. He
tisei
AN ACT OF PROVIDENCE. desir
It ved, the Trlans, But Not the De tiohu
a pateher. paid
e "I didn't leave my job of my own ac
' cord," said the ex-train dispatcher as man
t he settled himself down to his yarn, man
"and my being bounced was a mean tor
e piece of business. If Providence was bant
n ever on the side of an overworked and In
e underpaid railroad employe it was with I doll
d me that last night, and the superin
tendent ought to have realized the s
y fact. It was on an Ohio railroad, and greyi
Sthe headquarters were in Cincinnati.
d We d had a strike, two or three acci- othis
dents and a row at headquarters, and thei
' I'd been doing two men's work for ten i
+a nights past. On this last night I was con
clean played out. and asked for Pjipo
ig a relief, but nobody was to be Pion
t had. When the line is working this
le all right and a man is feeling good, I s
e train dispatching is as easy as rolling A
ry off a log. You can locate every train A
on the rails within a hundred rods, and i
a. unless some pig-headed conductor re
ig fuses to obey instructions there's no
In chance for an accident. nti
Pe "Last night I had four through pas- ertj
senger trains, two locals, a Blue Line dIe
t and two or three regular freights to he
look after. Everything was all right
en up to about midnight At that hour fou
- the western express would reach King dee
id ville sa sidetrack for the limited go
e ing east and due at ten minutes after
twelve. I gave the customary order, as
to I thought, and it was half past twelve g
,h, before it suddenly flashed across me hat
>h- that I had made a mix of it.
it For thirty seconds I was as cold agi
ad as ice from head to heels, and thi
n- then a hot wave seemed to thi
es- strike me, and I came near fainting
es, away. I had ordered the express to p
of run to Diamondale, where I meant it Pft
Lu for the Blue Line. She'd meet the
o limited head-on about four miles west
to of Kingsville, and both trains had a
be full complement of passengers. It was an
for too late for me to stop either one, and
lit) I was just about to order out a wreck- IN
the ing train, telegraph the company doe
p- ters and rouse out the superintendent, Ta
the when I got a call from Robert's cross
es ing. This was a milk station, but a
the telegraph operator had been put thern wi
mi- only the day before. He had been be
old routed out of bed at a farmhouse near n
rild by to communicate with me. It
on "You may doubt my statement, but io
you wouldn't if you'd been on either of
pod those trains. They were flying for each
icot other like cyclones, when the engine b
ne, on the limited collapsed a flue and was
the brought to a standstill within a hun
ive- drd feet of the station, with engineer
ith- and fireman badly scalded. At the v
same time the express struck a cow
di- standing on the track, and though not
an- dertiled, was brought to a stop scaree
im- ly a hundred feet on the other side.
our There they were, headed for each other
ith with only one chance in a thousand of
by- escaping an awful calamity, and yet g
and Providence gave me that chance. The
her- officials ought to have given me an
ent other show, but I got the bounce, and t
have stayed bounced ever since. I'm
ti- selling a patent washing machine now,
per- and not taking any chances."-Dteroit
hmn Free Press
ade so r5d It.
the The Polieeman-This is one of the
ikes smartest thieves known to the police,
testyour honor.
d, The Judge-Indeed?
th The Policeman - Yes, your honor.
hes He actually foand this woman's pocket
fie and pieked it--N..Y. Pres1
gits s sas e sseed .
S"He'H an entomsologist, Just been to
o New Jersey to study themaMquito"
S "'Why did he leare"
'"Found out that Instead d' learning
m entomology he was teacbhiguanthrpol.
am' O."-Life.
ad --"Why ame yea so nughty, John
r- ny? It seems to me that with ama
ise worn oat and papa with a n arm,
Itbe you might try to be good." "Hoh!"
'a 5 5 said Johnne: "that's fast the thue to
any be bad- No one an lickme."
table -"I gases Lgsy nds he wil have
ore, to go to wmrk in eMast?" 'Yle, poor
the fellow, hbe went round to no less than
ed in twenty peoplethis morning to se it ha
y in couldn't borrow lie dollars"-Intaer
the OeSn
aght ..-Quite RghtL-Jeapgr-"It is all
ge right to scorn titles, hat if a maris
o came to court year daghter, what
-- weadyado#" Jaopappe- a ld
* e toother ark."-. 'rf
they -r"RBkiase i a t e b he4 Witay;
ipz-pseey~mkll2~ cityr ~ ildkoshu rY.n
e y#% I s~P~t ~inme~_ "#
2to4 'rd~PwTa~ C~i~s ~b-·-tM· 4m4
YANKEE GRIT.
Mixed With hbrewdaess, It is ia8lesng a
Fortune Oat of Nothtbg.
American shrewdness is well illas- '
trated in a real-estate transaction that
occurred in a small town not many
miles 'rom the city. On a capital of the
seventy-lre cents a man possessed him- ing d
self of two hundred and twenty thou- out of
sand dollars' worth of property. Six or cialy
seven months ago Mr. Blank met with most I
some losses in business which cleaned .'
out what capital he had and left him even
with seventy-five cents in his pocket. doeI
He realized that something had to be o
done. Having a place where he
was always sure of accommoda- lrd 1
tion he wasted no time, but on No
the very day he met his loss thGou
he began to look about to turn, some- Geor
thing up. For a long time he had no- dayi
ticed a 288-acre tract of land adjoining spons
a town of 5,000 inhabitants which he whoe
thought would make a gretreal-estate near
investment. He went to the agents of da
the estate and secured a ninety-day op
tion on the place for $850. He didn't TOUSI
have the money, but being well known
in the neighborhood, he was given who
credit. He next engaged a sarveyor
who laid the plot out in 1,600 lots and an
charged him 6750 for his services. This, to
likewise credit. He thought it would teO
be a good idea to have a street railway the i
located, and as time ws money In his hew
case, he succeeded in getting a charter, betr
through being a friend of the governor, had,
in three days. had,
He next announced through adver- out c
tisements obtained on credit that he of tl
desired to sell a number of lots at two
hundred and fifty dollars each, condi- u
tionally; that is, no money was to be
paid on the purchase antil he had a
broken ground for the location of some
manufactory employing not less than thiel
two hundred men. When such a fac- had
tory was started the buyers were to set
hand t~o him half the purchase money.
In eighteen days eighty-five thousand aM
dollars' worth of property was dis- ro
posed of to some of the most solid on
citizens of that town and Pittsburgh, a mrp
great deal being sold in blocks. About they
this time, the creditors who had fa
t vored him were beginning to press for hue
their money, so in order to fasten a w
Stconsummation of his plans he called that
upon a prominent manufaeturer of
r Pittsburgh and made him a proposi- won
!.tion that if he would move his works to
B this point he would give him so much
R ground and a cash bonus besides.
All this time the promoter had noth
Sing but his seventy-five cents and cred- The
itors were pressing him on every side.
io The manufacturer refused to locate o
until he received a deed of the prop- hots
erty. The promoter here met another hon
difficulty. He couldn't get a deed atil n i
to he paid for it. He finally saw "a way
out of it and asked the manufaeturer
if he wouldn't begin digging for the had
Ir foundations, assuring him that the b
deed would be forthcoming in due tima va
This the manufacturer did, and no ton
s sooner was the stone hauled and the
ye ground broken than the real estate th
man called upon his purchasers for fro,
t. half the purchase money, according to Ro
td agreement. In a couple of days he
had 542,500 in his possession. With la
ad this he was able to pay the manufae
turer his bonus, to settle all his debts, t
and, by placing several mortgages to
to purchase the property. He now has ri
he I four manufactories under way, two 0oo
eat squares of railway laid and 1,200 lots
left after having paid for everything she
a and allowing himself a liberal salary as
nbesides.-Pittsburgh Dispatch. d:
k- deg
k- IMPUDENCE AND IGNORANCE. an
nThey Lead a Blad of Ignoranse wahi e C be
a Be spbensed witha Pretabty.
a There are many sorts of courage "t
er which both men and women would be an
en better without, but, unfortunately, are do
ear not. There is a courage of impuden be
It abounds to-day. It is all the fash- ne
but ion. If you want a thing and can not
ot get it inuny other way, try impudence
s ah -that is a recipe which is constantly Ia
ine being given in the papers P
ras Then there is the courage of igno- el
un- rance. Not long ago I was in a room In hi
Leer which there was an eminent pianist.
the He played as, sofar as I know,e lo "
ow can play, one of Chopin's masterpieces
not dowering his finger tips with the a
e eloquence of many voices. Directly
de. he had finished the lady of ,the house p
' went sailing up to him. 'Thank you b
of so much! You should hear my little ti
yet girl-I do so want you to tell me what
The you think of her. Forso smll a child I
a- -not yet learned music two yers-we
and think she's wonderful." a
I'm Before the astonished virtuoso,whose
ow, knowledge of English is not profound,
roit could get a word in edgeways, there b
was a small child about nine years of g
age planted on the musiae stool wtMh
the "Ye Banks and Braes," with var
ie, tions, opened out In frnt of har.
In a self-sudicient little nonentity, t
who had "not yet learned uiie two
nor. years," sad who, nasturally, hd no am
sket sic p her, the performaW ee WaslO -
bhle, and itwouldbe ~o mueh to sy 1
that sudden death would hLvew been Its
only adequate reward-but fithe pre s
tome ofr that bamed susetani Ide not
" know what M itled h I me* w
we flt.-All th Yr urad;.
ning
opol- Uasss I4.4***
Withaaigh the ~gw nwaesd that
oh b- hewas oly makhlg ha-Pd ,W'
ms cent. upen his vaa - -
arm, "But I must be kthmt" h, =,e
loh" a"red.
ms to P~seantly he igh hav.e beenu see
f Tittinretwen the ,Ear verr, l seel
the hars tauk.
ha ve ysIt drop 9t water, IMagrabi
the anitiu the sales eto t orb waLk
if f he p a er. ag-,s e,,rspimd 3
n ner- ·
'" wIll yet be wsalthg," weee the
, ag words at nit lip5
- Then he Isemed sur fulye . ar t
A SMART DOG. C
Eatl e Ran Up Against a sear a SuaN -De
smarter than He Was. ts ,
Bears hate dogs beyond anything to a t
else, and will frequently give up agood powde
chance to escape from the hunter for .a seve
the satisfaction of waiting for a puran' whites
ing dog or two and crushing the life vanill
out of them. Dogs that are not espe ake;
cially trained to hunt bears are al- _,
most sure to fall victims to brain's oftem
vengeful rage on such occasions, and po
even experienced and educeated bear move
dogs not infrequently overrate. their l
smartness and fall before some furious thread
old bear that they have been harrass- and
ing and circumventing in the chase. Rem
No dog was ever done up by a bear Good
though in so remarkable a manner as ,f
George Inses' dog Tinker was a few minee
days ago, says a Roulette (Pa.) eorre- the di
spondent. George lanes is a hunter tables
who lives in the McKean canty woods, to tag
near the head of Potato creek. His edbr
dog Tinker was considered the bestbottol
bear dog in that part of the state and sam
Innes did quite a profitable business so on,
with him by hiring him out to bhunter layer.
who depended on 'his sagacity and
thorough knowledge of the manners toma
and customs of bears to bring success .ies
to any hunt. No bear had ever suc- alitti
ceeded in getting the best of Tinker in in ho
the slightest degree, and if hunters sowl
he was with came home without their
bear it was never Tinker's fault
It is recalled now that once Tinker dish
had, by his skillful maneuvering, meat
worked a wily old campaigner of a bear
out of a laurel patch right where one
of the waiting hunters was standing
gun in hand. The bear was not five hite
rods away from him. The hunter fired whlt
both barrels at the bear, which turned yolk
and rushed back into the laurels. sugar
Tinker came bounding out of the A
thicket with glad yelps, for he plainly. Add
had expected to find the old bear of t
stretched son the ground. bhen he
jumped into the opening, looked
around, and did not see the bear's car
d eas, his glad look gave place to one of some
surprise. He stood for a moment as if late
it he could scarcely believe his eyes, and boil
then turning an angry look on the beni
r hunter he gave him an ugly scowl and this
went back home. He was disguste' tend
that his good work should have ber a mail
d spoiled by a bungling hunter, and he h
would never hunt with a party after in t
that if that particular hunter mate hol
one of it. o
SHE WAS AFTER GAME. Fart
1--
. The Roaring Creek Widow Wanted a Ma.h,
and Wasn't Very Particular, Zither.
We had dinner at the Roaring Creek mak
hotel and were waiting for the stag salt,
horses to be brought out when a won- that
san galloped up on a raw-boned horse, the
She was a female who had seen fifty Plas
er winters, and each succeeding one had entd
r had made her homelier than the' ore ove
he before. Even the stage driver, who foll
Svalued women at one million dollars a two
n ton, turned his head after one look. thei
he "Gentlemen," she began, as she sisal thic
e the five of us up, I'm a lone widder hbar
r from Wild Cat ranch, ten miles up and
t Roaring creek. Are any of you slnglef"
he "Mrs. Scott, you go on!" called the
t landlord at he came to the door.
,o "What'ftr?" she asked, as she looked I
s, at him.
to "This is about the tenth time you've
a rid over here lookin' fur a man. It don't n
so look right." , we
,t "Yes, it's about ten times, I guess,
ng she slowly replied, "and it don't look nol
as if I was going to hev any luck to
day. Does anyone of you want a wid
der with six hundred acres of land and chi
an orange grove behind her?" ha
Each man solemnly shook his head,
am being already provided for.
"You see," explained the landlord, p
ge "this ere hain't no way to ketck a man,
be and you might as well quit. A traveler
me don't want to stop off and marry any
e. body. Why don't you git arter some
sh- newcomer?" l
not "Don't hear of anybody," she replied.
noe "But I know of one. He's bought
tly land three miles down the road and is f
puttin' up a cabin. He's only got one ml
ao- eye, and he's lop-shouldered and drags i
n in his leg, but mebbe-" hi
fist. "Hel'l do!" interrupted the widow. hi
one "How fir down the road?"
es "'Bout three miles. Kin your orsam
the make it withonut a feed?" gi
tly "He's got to or die! she grimly re
nue plied. "I'm out huntin' to-dayand sm
you boundto find game! Three miles down
ttle the road-lop-shouldered-new-comer
hat-one-eyed--dra his leg? I'll be that
hid in half an hour and eaptur' him dead
-we or alive Good-byl"-M. Quad, in Chi-*
sago Times.
ad, It is estimated that the number ef
here bodies ebalmed in g7t from B. C.
ra of ,ooo0, when mummiceation is sulposed 
r to have been first prameticed, to A. D.
Oin- 7o, when it cesed, ameoanteto 4aS,0U,
60. Se EegpytologLst, who extend
7' the bglsiting of the art to a mleekar
two r date, stiaste the number of ms
me- miss at y41,000,00. Thse mA m
n I are very produeties to the EgypIsas.
say The modern travelfe at coatent to
,a its aeet merely bead end tfaera i '
rka ameount eft bust sdme t lme
it this gwin hiad of
a t O m n s asy asa ma v r--.
bsear Welo****** th*t-*im*teaver 1
Ial primes tll-dUe, Pe, lms, i
w * Wae to -a was asked ia ahiay.
Yeakee lasda
aes a s ek Bas I say it se. •armm,r"
ras what sebsa you thau that?"
I~-fdr- ~ 4bm bb
DOMESTIC CONOERNS.
-Delicate Cake: Butter, three-quam
ers cup; sugar, scant two cups, stired
to a cream; flour, three cups; baking
powder, two teaspoonfuls, run through
-a sieve twice; sweet milk, one-half cup;
whites of six eggs; flavor, lemon or
vanilla, This makes a delicate jelly
sake; bake in layers.-Ohlo Farmer.
-Baked Corn: Seleet nice fresh ears
of tender corn of as nearly equal aims
as possible. Open the husks and re
move all the silk from the corn; re
place and tie the ears around with a
thread. Put the corn in a hot oven,
and bake thirty minutes or until tender.
Remove the husks before serving.-
Good Health.
, --Cream Salmon: One can of salmon
minoed fine, drain off the liquor. For
the dressing boil one pint of milk, two
tablespoons of butter, pepper and salt
to taste. Have ready one pint of pound
ed bread crumbs, place a layer in the
bottom of the dish, then a layer of the
salmon, then a layer of dressing, and
so on, Ipacing the crumbs on the top
Iayer.-Detroit Free Press.
-Fried Tomatoes: Select firm, meaty
tomatoes for frying. Cut in thick
slices, season with pepper and salt and
a little sugar, if liked sweet, then fry
in hot butter or drippings. Cook rather '
slowly, turn with care, and when
brown on both sides take up on pieces
of buttered toast. This is a delicate
dish to serve with lamb chops or roast
ments.-Orange Judd Farmer.
L-Pound Cake: Take one pound of
sugar and one pound of butter, besat to
a cream; eight eggs, the yolks and
whites beaten 'separately; add the
yolks well beaten to the butter and
sugar, and half a nutmeg or half a tea
Spoonful of mace. Beat well together.
Add the whites and beat until well
r mixed; add three-quarters of a pound
of flour. Currants or citron can be
Sadded if liked.-Boston Budget.
-Stewed Beef: A thick pices with
some fat and little bone should be se
f lected. Put on in a. small quantity of
a boiling water. Cover closely. It may
e be necessary to add boiling water as
a this boils away, but when the meat is
d tender there' should be only fat re
maining in the kettle. The meat
should be turned often and browned
in this fat over a slow fire. Salt an
hour before it is done. A brown gravy
of the drippings with flour, water and
seasonings may be served with it.
Farm, Field and Fireside.
--Lobster Salad: Cut the meat of a
good sized lobster into small pieces;
k make a dressing of mustard, vinegar,
, I salt,and pepper, or any French dressing
that suits the taste, and squeeze over
e the whole the juice of half a lemon.
y Plae this in a shallow platter, cover it
d entirely withlettuce leaves, and spread
a over them another dressing made a4
o follows: Beat with a fork the yolks of
a two raw eggs, pouring oil slowly on
them until the mixture is about tle
Sthicknes of rich eream Boil three eggs
ehard, ctit in shapes to suit the fancy,
p and garnish the dish.-Harper's Basr.
he WEARINESS.
Iit OIsoe Dem a seas ut 5iappl' el Gee
Frem anst Fr Ar.
Prof. Miehael Fosterhas been le~ter
lug at Cambridge on the subject of
weariness. In this busy work-4-sy
, world there are few of us who do not
often experience the sensation, though
not many may know exactly what is .
d-the causation thereof. There are two
chief actors, the professor tells us, in
the production of weariness or es
haustion, a too speedy expenditure of
bodily capital or force, and the ac
, cumulation of the products of activity
an, in the working organ.
l1e The nervous system is a candle that
ny- can not be properly burned at both
ends at once. Endurance depends
largely upon blood adequately pure,
Sand the speed with which the
gt internal scavengems free blood
i from the poison which the
muscles and other organs of activity
g pour into it is proportional to the stay
ing powers of the worker. The hunted
Share dies not because it Is choked for
want of breath, nor beeause its heart
stands still, its store of enery having
given out, bu besearse a poisoned blood
has poisoned its brain and its whole
Sbody. Thenatritiveusd excretory sys
Stems must, therefore, be of the highest
ienportanee to the enduring sactivity of
Sthe highest eecutive mechalnism.
ad From these remarks the reader masy
hi- come to his own soncluesieons as to the
value of pure food and fresh air. This
last should have the very freest en
tranmce to every dwelling and yet how
of very seldom is this the ema Take
SC. walk alon any street itn flay town at
night and from the number of windows
LD hermeticlly seated o.e weuld think
0 that pure air weunm'ag~· atet easmy
nd instead of his best./ried.-L-xawoo
The swe aatman ealorird show
very msa ~.." ade In gree, ~il of
wbioh are attretiet in tint, Green
hwill beme ensg p eas cdola fe r the
fal ad wiater, brow in t9i bes~ati
ful toaes beinsag its elom rivaL Gray
S~ar, W ire, peacosk an _ sadt blues
am far more prominent thas the
onaies. The basts upon hests otnary
bla mestes worn at the WrM's fair
has girv* the abode a esthbboaw
7* reg g its poplarity wit beaG
dremed- women for some time
to -ones Prinscae dress models
from Pars atellers are made of
a-,itaeSM*,e benalis , ,breds sat
sale ssemo e*amlly trima ed wwth
out gol and slver paemesUntries Th
sad and a taes usess and aollar are%
mauloa ged rulut ere s dt O aChie ma etinow
rskdmr es neysrmel and b Zurop
nah a nsve shades are beastitfulrt -
eacedingly rare, rcl three twlet
"erl Time maebdeay, roe ,
atd cherry dyes reappeit ith
hel added brlghn sa, and .smemdth asle
-ds , *
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