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VOLUME V . LAKE PROVIDENCE, EAST CARROLL PAREDgH LA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER lt19
A UtILE LOVE SONG. on i
2te wuk my dea3 tht mainose- to
t s clamts to theskis sbo
'g" mgoere P )ath trillions
0w nioft o dear eyes! fix
t that are so tender, I
h o a"sri e of thy fame ii
The wlor my dear. with wonders
Man wae thy wld surpaLse;
Bet hane aboe its thunders ma
"es thine eyresl Al
Dae e are mso tender- saf
st hat et years to be; foe
a tay of their rare splendor
IUaes eartga heaven for me') qui
lith
The world, my dear? Tie dreaming!t
Lot Love thb dream denies:
I wake: the light is streaming a
, Bright from thy beauteou s eyes: th
Dear eres! the kind-the splendidl
Par over land and sea,
Bbhne soft, till life is ended
l4ae sweet, dear eyes, for me. thb
-F*L Stanton, in Atlantic Constitution bo
ttURGLARIS IN A TRAP. "
an
HoW They Were Oaught by an tic
Intended Vietm. ha
People sakd I was very foolish when I th
bought a ten-acre island three miles th
from the shore and built my summer ti
house on it, but I laughed and said 'gil
quiet was what I sought, and there I m'
would have it, far from the madding 111i
crowd's ignoble strife. Being a bache- sli
lor, with few wants, I took with me ca
only my man Henry, who was an ex- d,
cellent housekeeper and cook- W
I don't think I ever enjoyed myself sh
more than the first four weeks I spent
. on the island. In the morning 1 took esl
to the water, or took a walk for an IW
hour or so; then I wrote for three re
hours, and the afternoons I read and bi
loafed, and at night I slept. Some days
I would row over to the mainland, and aE
every day Henry went over -after the ci
mail, unless it was stormy. Sometimes i
I had a friend or two to drive with me,
but no woman was allowed to come b
ashore there. I
I was rigid in my determination on h
this point, for had not one Isabella sl
Ventnor told me two weeks before I
bought the island that she did not think ¶
I was the kind of a man that any wom- t
an ought to marry?
hShe had, and for that I had forsworn I
all women. n
As I say, I was supremely happy all
by thyself, excepting, of course, the li
hurt Isabella had done me, and I think f
that was healing slowly, when one ii
night the entire scheme was over
thrown.
That night was a dark one, but quite
still, and I went to bed feeling fairly t
comfortable, as a couple of my friedds s
had been with me until seven o'clock c
and were to return early in the morning
with a sailboat for a fishing trip out to
deep water. About one o'clock, or per
hape later, I was awakened by hearing 1
a disturbance of some sort downstairs,
and before I had my eyes fully opened '
Henry rushed into the room, slammed T
the door and locked it
"What's the matter?" I exclaimed.
"For God's sake, major," he gasped,
"get up and help me. There's burglars
in the house, and I'm done for."
Then Henry went down on the
floor in a heap and I lit a lamp, as
there came a terrific hamering on the
door.
The light showed me Henry cov
ered with blood, his throat slashed,
lying there dead or dying, as I sup
posed.
What to do I did not know, for the
only arms in the house were across the
hall and the burglars had me shut off
from that direction and were rapidly
demolishing my door.
They swore and pounded, entirely re
gardless of the ordinary rules of bur
glary, for they knew that so far away
from the shore they were perfectly safe.
"Go downstairs and get that ax," I
heard one of them say, "and we'll have
this blame door out of the way in a
minute. We've done up one of 'em,
and now we've got to do up the other:
do there won't be any tellin' tales out
of schooL"
Then he laughed, and I heard foot
steps down the ball and stairs
i knew there was no help for me
there, and only a chance tanywhere, and
I took that- One window of my room
opened out on a back roof, and from
that it was only a short distanee to the
gronand Once out of the house I had
one chace in a million of escape. I a
minute I was out of the window, over
the shed and on the ground. I had on
only my pam and the sharp stones
cut my feet eruelly, but I did not think
of that It was life. and life is very
sweet to us, cee thuagh some fair Isa
bella may have slipped a drop of bitter
into it
Over the rocks and stones I Sew, we
nlg I knew not where, thinking of
nothing but ecape.
- Wha brought me to my senses some
what was my rushing into the water,
and at irst I thought of swimming
o_ an ad trying to reach the ma land,
Sbt I was only a poor swimmer and I
Sknew I should be drowned or ceught
a aokltoked on thg head in the water
by the burglars as a huater g
mnoc a maskrat in the head and
hotr of ittdrove me back. Then I
t hought of my own boat, but before
I started that way, I remembered that
my friends had moved it over to the
Smailad4 to retuarn at daylightb with
to 'emlbart, leaving me only my rock
'eta to sidal the shore in caseoftneed,
ad what were sigatals pow? Only a
means whereby the murderers might
Odne t rapidly at such mnoments
I feay, dad aithals took plane in much
les time than it requires to tell It; but
tee wa time enough for the burglars
to 1ave I was not ia the room, ad
i their quick eyes msee the window
through which I had escaped, sud I
heasrd some of them comang along the
conrad I bad taken, sad one going
-down towards my boat landing to eat
me of there.
-'The aleedlsjy agaia and utterly
d aedI began to circte the little i.
... 'rraing on the 5bech. They
tald iDt see me ad my bare feet
on the beach. They were near enougb
to hear my fall, and one of them
abhouted: I
,"Here he is, Bill; we've got him; we'll ab
fix him now." th
I thought about as the burglar did, wI
but as I tried to get up I found I was gi
in a boat drawn half way up on the 3"
sand. st
I almost shouted with joy when I hi
made this diseov er. It was their boat ce
and onxe in it and on the water I was
safel By this time I could hear their ti,
footsteps along the shore, which was Ca
quite rocky and rough here, except the E
little bit of beach where the boat lay, (1
and they could not make such headway cc
as I did, as they did not know the way It
through the rocks. ' m
But they were coming fast enough p
and cursing at every step, and with
the energy of despair, I caught the Ip
boat in my arms, and with a wild It
strain I tried to shove it into the water. a
But it would scarcely budge. Arain p
and again I tugged, the blood almost ti
bursting through my ears by the exer- e
tion and the skin tearing from my a
hands and bare arms. 1
So ne ar I thought to safety, and still p
the danger increasing every second,
then as I heard an oath, more wicked t
than the others, as one of the bur- I
glars fell over a stone, I felt the boat
move, and a little wave rolled in and
lifted it, so that with one more push it t
slid off into deep water. I jumped in,
caught the oars, and as the burglars r
dashed down through the darkness to
where they heard the noise, the boat r
shot out into the water and I was safe.
They might have shot me from the
shore, but they had either left their re
volvers in the house or had none, the
revolver being too noisy a weapon for
burglars as a rule.
Whatever the cause they did not fire,
, and I did not wait for it, at least that
I close. A hundred feet out I began to be
myself once more and I stopped rowing.
"Why don't you come on?" I shouted
I back, half hysterically.
"Hold op," they yelled, and I could
hear them running up and down the
a shore in the darkness.
I Oh, you're all right," I laughed
k shrilly. "I'll come and take you off in
the course of a few hours," and then,
fearful that they might get their guns,
a I rowed away as fast as I could for the
mainland.
Il I think I made that three miles in
e half the record, and when I found the
k first policeman, he was for running me
e in as a lunatic or a sleep-walker, but
- he knew me, and as soon.as I told my
story, a force of ten men boarded a tug
, and we returned to the island. By this
time the first gray streaks of dawn were
is showing in the summer sky, and as we
k cautiously ran up to my wharf, it was
kg almost light enough to see the house.
0o We saw no burglars, however, nor
r. any signs of them, though I knew I had
4 them penned up on the island and es*
s, cape was impossible. We waited until
)d daylight, and then, deployed as skir
d mishers, the policemen began to move
across the island, expecting any mo
ment to flush a burglar or get a shot
SI from ambush.
·r As we came up to the house one of
the burglars appeared in the doorway
te and was covered on the instant by a
as dozen guns.
he "Come in, gentlemen, come right in,"
he said, cheerily. "We were expecting
,v. you and we've got a nice breakfast
d, ready."
p. The man's coolness all st gave me
the hysterics, for I knew by the sound
he of his voice that he was the fellow who
he wanted to "fix" me.
DR But he was uttering t*e truth-they
ly did have a nice breakfast for us (out of
my larder), and not that only, but they
re- had found that Henry was not dead,
ar- and they had washed him and done
'y what they could in caring for him, and
ic. had done it so well that he Is alive to
I day with only an ugly scar on his neck
re as a memento.
a There were four in the lot and we
m, soon had them handcuffed, and then
er: we sat down to breakfast and enjoyed
rut It, though I must confess that by this
time the condition I was in physically
ot was not pleasant.
"You're a queer gang," said the
se lieutenant of police to the leader, whq
ad had invited usto breakfast. "What did
om you do this forl"
em "The breakfast, you mesa?"
the "And all the rest of it," said the
ad oficer.
S"Well eap'n,"he replied, "It's like this:
er We was here for de swag, kill er no,
on and we thought we had killed thelust
es one, and, of course, the other one had
ink to go, to stop talk. Then when he got
cry away and had as penned up like ratt
Isa- we came to the conclusion that we had
ter better git out the best way we could.
The one we thought was dead onl.y
needde repairs, so we repaired him, and
of we knowed you'd be here bimeby tc
look fer us, and probably coming out
a. so early in the morning you might b
ter, hungry. So, beggin' the gent's prdos
ing fore trespasein', we turned in and fLxe
ad, you up a nice breakfast Now, wasn'I
d I that about the white thing to do'?"
Ight I had had enough to put meet men i
sar a bad humor, but this candid statemema
ght struck my funny-bone somehow, and :
lbr laughed until the tears ran down m
SI cheeks, and even the policeman smiled
S Of course the burglars had done ti
bat best thing pomible for themselves am
the the very unique plan they had adopts
nih of necessity was in their favor, an
Ek- they only got ten yet aPIptece Hlenr
a, testiying so earnestly to their polit
y a ness and cre that that pert of it we
1gt not t~ken into the eonat at al
But I can asmare you I did nmot
ota, bektotheisaland agatdn. I gave tt
ach Benry, as it stood, and he lives ther
but with his wife, respected and admrd
las do believe, by every burglar is th
and goul, for he holds them Ip the high.
dow esteem.
d I Oh, yes, I almost forgot When tit
the story came out in the peres, sad a
sing part of it was set forth, as esly epoi
et, era know how to do such sth le
bella ,of course, bead o` it, and
rly mnoonrlight night she said to ea:
a eis- *'M* , I thought ode you were n
bey the kad of a ra r a woma' to a
feet z, but rye c angd mY mi"
shed I feelaunder obligations to abbe bie
rent glare myselt-W. J. lUsaptoeu In 1
tia..g treit Free Prem.
FOREIGN GOSSIP. w
S- Weather forecasts in Great Britlis n
show more accurate every year, and he
the meteorological council announce wi
with pride that 84 per cent of those th
given last year were successful. Three ro;
years ago nearly 17 per cent. of the wt
storm warnings were not fulfilled; on
but now the rate has fallen to 7 per g
cent.
-Some of the lower badges of as
tions are as follows: Athens, violet; H
Canada. sugar maple; Egypt, lotus;
England, rose: France, fleu-de-lis
(lily); Florence, giglio (lily); Germany, &
cornflower; Ireland, shamrock leaf; w
Italy, lily: Prussia, linden; Saxony, tf
mignonette: Scotland, thistle: Spain, is
pomegranate; Wales, leek leaf, e
-In 1890 there were in Canada 7,913 bI
post offices, which handled 94,000,000 to
1 letters, 19,000.000 cards, 10,000,000 papers ea
and 16,000,000 books and parcels. News- of
papers sent from the office. of publica- f(
tion are carried free. Their number is tl
estimated at 60.000,000. Canada has a
V system of postal savings banks, with I1
112.234 depositors and $21,990,653 de- ]
1 posits. u
-According to M. Hamelin, a famous i
traveler and orchid hunter, the market
price of a perfect specimen of the egg r
t of the gigantic fossil bird epyornis Is t
$1,000. It is several times as large as a
t that of an ostrich, but is not otherwise a
beautiful. Naturally it is exceedingly b
rare, but Mr. HIamelin nevertheless 1
0 promises to put one or two on the Eu- b
ropean market. t
-At Hatfield house, the residence of
'e Lard Salisbury, in the James II. pie- f
ture gallery there is preserved the gar- t
Le den bat worn by Queen Elizabeth and c
ra pair of her majesty's silken hose. 1
The room is also remarkable for beau
* tiful alabaster sculptures. and it is the 1
it rule for every royal visitor to leave be- t
' hind a photograph, to which is added a
an autograph of the donor.
-A modern postal system is soon to
Id be established in China. The imperial 1
le government has approved a plan,drawn
up by Sir Robert Hart, under which
the native postal organization will en
In tirely disappear and will be replaced
n, by an imperial post office, with I
branches throughout the country, un
der the management of qualified for
eigners. When the reform is complet- I
in ed China will ask for admission into
he the postal union. "
ne -The Chinese dragon is still a prae
ut tical obstruction to railway building.
ny The Tartar general in command at
ug Monkden, the capital of Manehurih
his when a survey was made for a railroad
,re by the town, had the local sages hives
we tigate the matter. They reported that
as the vertebrae of the dragon which en
circles the holy city of Monkden would
or be broken if the long nails of the rail
ad way sleepers were driven into the
es ground. Upon the strength of that
til the general ordered the engineers to
ir- carry the line away from the city and
we over a very marshy route. When the
no- matter was brought to Li Hong Chang
not he commended the general for his in
terest in the dragon, but stillexpressed
of an opinion that the Monftden route
my was the best for both dragon and coun
t a try. The affair would have to be re
ported to the emperor. Whereupon the
n," general had a line laid down a few
lug hundred feet from the former one, and
ast the sages pronounced it all ti ht.
HOLLAND'S LITTLE QUEEN.
ad atae of the .l-s of te gh Regeant
who and Her Daunse.
Although Queen Emma, who is re
hey gent of lHolland during the minority of
tof Queen Wilhelmina, was a native of
hey Waldeck-l'yrmont, she It now a true,
.ad, Dutchwoman. When she wpm the bride
one elect of King Will=it IIL a learned
and professor was sent to teach her the Ian
to- guage of the country of which.she was
leek to be queen. The young princess
thought she would surprise her future
we subjects, and applied herself'with apsb
hen industry that when ttheprime minister
eyed came to see her three monthrsator she
this conversed with him ia Dutch.
ally When the king, who wae ty-two
years old, brought hit y'g bride
theto The Hague, ..p hetsd like a
whq delighted child. She about
did the palace, laughed jst amuch as
she wanted to-whiseh~ deal
---and hada goodlatY . The
the courtiers were pot to such
artless gayety, add  was the
hls: king. Consequenty his young
no. wife up to the mother, a
uast severe damne, who,. ueen
had Emma, "never "A queen
got should never - , he said.
rats The piece 4 desired
had efeet, and tod$y Ii that a mores
ld. dignified queea i Kurope. Whe
only the queen regent her lite dugh
and ter drive raplim
y to tothecheersel sta
r out ly bow, but ull
it be and answersapeil
rdon Iinelination oft She ofteattns
xed in the ' bows to OPa~s
s'at one she eaur leted.
day sheas
meat sponas
ad I -p avaattule,.bho
a my ever, lhee
ulled. to the t ador~3k
and Thell
md. I wau
thsn na
, Iefa
C.~~
reads ' iap!ainas to bierw, r$ day
After heneken she drlveshaI ponies.
sometlmnfour andsometiiSSax, ails
her beat, or feeds her pigeons, which 1
will aeept food from no ether baud of e:
than hers. In winter she prefers the As I
royal resideace called the douse in the out
Wood, because there Is a ,pond there, was
on whih oh. skates evesy J.-N. Y* Olyl
Sun. coal
WEIGHING GOL:'IY1i AFRICA. hors
tree
now tlhe isttle of tlp .k Cetmo t stis
wake Puremses sad OaIoe wis]
Money used by natives in Occidental mat
Soudan consists of small univalve' he
white shells called oauries, dfrived lies
from the Maldives and IAsquedives kill
islands, and also from Zanzibar. For thei
several centuries past ships have abo
brought to the month of the Niger, or mol
to the Guinea coast, as far as Liberia, Istol
entire cargoes of these shells, the value bUl
of which runs from twelve cents to ani
forty cents per thousand, according to its
s the part of Africa. Cauries are only Mil
I used in countries where gold is scarce. in 1
In the whole area between Kong, poi
Bondonkau and the sea cauries are not wa,
nsed; natives settle their purchases die
Sjrith gold dust or nuggets. A
t To weigh the gold they use as cur- live
g rency they employ small copper scales. a n
a Weights ,are extremely varied in t
a shapes and sizes. Most of them' dr
e are ,in 'brass. The weights ex- cIo
y hibiting human figures, animals, tools, we,
s ludicrous scenes, etc., as reproduced no
s- here, are modeled with wax and castin ge:
brass through the cire perdue process da
f Africans may have learned this process en,
e. from Europeans who visited their coun- wr
r- try, but their art exhibits a native thi
A character thoroughly sni generis. These an
e. black artists have evidently reproduced str
i- what they saw or imagined, and they hi:
te have done it in a style of their own: on
a- their works are peculiarly humorous the
d and fanciful. en
Each native, who has a pair of scales, by
o has also special weights which he alone kr
Il understands how to use. lie knows, as
n for instance, that a giraffe weighs one TI
h or two mitkals of gold; that such a or
a. weight in the shape of a bird repre- an
5d sents one-half or one-third mitkal of as
tb gold, etc. I at
n- There are no uniform sets of us'ights; st
in- consequently each native is oblige to sq
t- have his own series. When the plr- w
to chaser has weighed the gold he must
give for certain merchandise, the ven- fo
dor weighs it in his turn tosee whether to
it is correct. The unity of weight in tl;
at the whole Sondan is the barifiri, which tr
!, corresponds to eighteen grammes.
Each barifri is worth fourteen mitkals. 0
e Admitting the value of gold in Europe
at to be three francs per gramme, we find i
that a barifiri is equal to fifty-four
a francs' worth of gold, and a mitksl T
1- thirteen francs, fifty centimes. Each
h mitkal is divided into twenty-seven
t banans (the banan is a bomboy seed); "
to each banan is worth fifty centimes. A a
ad mitkal of gold may also be weighed ti
he with fifty-four grains of vegetable a
coral; these tiny grains, red like coral s
in with a black spot, are the fruit of a
led kind of convolvulus. There are special a
te eights to weigh one-half mitkal, one
third or two-third mitkal. The small
n- est weight is called ponassaba; it is s
formed of one and a half grains of r
w rice, not decorticated. Gold powder is r
ad carried in quills stopped up with a
wooden cork wrapped in a piece of
linen.--Jeweler's Circular.
ARTIFICIAL PEARLS.
The lnagealoes Method of Prodectiou Em
S ployod by the Chisese.
The processes by which the Chinese
of produce artificial pearls are as remark
re able as they are ingenious. This busi
id ness constitutes quite an important in
ed dustry. It is confined to two villages
in the northern part of the province of .
Chihkiang, which is a silk-producing
region. In the months of May and
DO June large quantities of mussels are
brought in baskets from a lake thirty
miles distant, and the biggest of the
she mollusks are selected for the operation
that is to be performed.
two Into the shell of each mussel is intro
ride deied a number of small objects which
it ii intended that the bivalve shall
ont est with the pearly substance it s
ia eltes Sometimes little pills of earth
al~ used. Such pellets are made of
The d, taken from the bottom of water
bach rses,dried and powdered with the
theiee of camphor-tree seeds. In the
sang ase way are employed diminutive
r, a Imnages, usually of Buddha, but often
een of fishes. They are made of lead, east
men very thin by pouring the molten metal
aid. upon a boaed which is earved with the
a impressions.
sore To place these nuclei inside of the
hen aussels is proess of no little delicacy.
sg.- 1he shell is usually opened with a
lta mal instrument of motherof-pearl,
afe- and-the mantle of the animal is gently
mles llted At the same time the images or
cal pills are laid nla two. rows beneath the
s'mantl. The shell is then permitted to
ae close. Finally, the mollusks are de.
posited in eanals or pools, fve or six
inches apart, shdepths of from two to
Sfire feet in lot ,d five thouan d to fty
the thousand.
ow- In November the mussels are colleet
pet sad opened. The animals are we
in evedmrom the shells and the pellets
ierAmeages are detached by a sharp
riud fe. By this time they are fastened
htly to the inner surface of the
shells and have become covered with a
t coating of ansre. The next proesem is
es to ot away the.maarices of earth or
lead aboet which the arti al pearls
,tbe ,0 termed. Into the cavity thus
made in eacsh one is poured melted yel
aendia, ad the oritSee isaztfally cov
over by a pioceof mrother-o-peart
The pearls formed about the earthen
Spelleetseae fhat on the bottom and in
shape a soum4swhpt more than hoeal
beaN They hre, much of the luster
-ad beauty of the real gems, and are
M-- s!old at a rate so cheap as to be peera
*Jo.l ble by all who care to pmms them.
p- . They are employed to a emsideable
Aha, extent by ewelers, who set them in
traras and sr o sarnamenatf feas
],ttre. Thee made ~faro tfage an
; eamployed as oransassts saw amulets
as the caps of chldren. A few abel
/are sent to aasset with th, pearls ad
L heraga; for male to the uwromeor super
z ttos.Weshin~tOS Star.
"'`' (
WONDERFUL STRENGTH. I a
Tbi Aesp Ishosas of ret aI e sad Af V
Pblydama of Thuaia was a IasI B
of extraordinary streugth and stature. wh(
As Hercules had done, be alone, with' pen
out arms, killed an enormous lon that fi fw
was devastating the valleys of Mount Ibuc
Olympus. With one hand Polydamas hat
could hold back acharot drawaby two i
horses. He could bresk the oftrn a
tree as anyone would break a mah did
stick. The king of Persia, Darius I., wh
wishing to witness the feats of this or
marvelous man, called him to his court; ug
he opposed to him three of the state
liest men of his army. Polydmas the
killed the three by simply giving exi
them a slap on the ears; he was oed
about to slap the faces of a few abi
more when the king, satisfied, sir
stopped him. One day he seized a he]
bull by one of its hind feet, and the 1
animal did not escape until it had left to
its hoof in Polydamas' hand. Like mc
Milo, he died through over-confdence ref
in his strength. He attempted to sup- eel
port a mass of rock that had given ps
way, but he got buried under it and he
died. e
Also in the sixteenth century there it
lived another remarkable strong man, wi
a major, named Barsabas. One day he yo
took up an anvil weighing five hun- fo
dred pounds and hid it under his an
cloaks. Often,to amuse his comrades,he I
went through the rifle drill witha can
non. He could crush between his fn- hi
gers the limbs of big animals. One mi
day, seeing a crowd looking at an of
enormous dancing bear, he offered to vs
wrestle with the animal. The major th
threw the bear down several times, m
and, judging it unworthy of further i1
struggle, slew the animal with hi
his fist, and carried it away
on his shoulders, amid the cheers of tr
the crowd. Another day, seeing sev- N
eral officers of his regiment surrounded m
by an angry crowd, he ran to them, fi
knocking people down right and left, tl
as a child does with a pack of cards. n
The crowd, exasperated, turned round h
on him, but, seizing two of his assail.
ants, one with each hand, he used them y
as clubs on the crowd, who, astonished C
Sat this extraordinary display of Y
strength, quickly drew back. Once he n
sqpueezed to pulp the hand of a man b
who wanted to fight him.
b Barsabas' sister was also remarkable
for her strength. Some burglars en
r tered a convent where she was; she c
s threw one out of the window and killed r
and used as a club.--Chicago Inter
SOcean. I
ei
I THE CAMEL.
r -
1 Most Plctares.p DesriptIsm of the Most 1
i letarsees Mode of Metem.
Miss Amelia B. Edwards wrote the
- most appropriate description of that
almost indescribable methodotf locomo
d tion known as camel-riding. It may
le appeal to some of those more daring
spirits we have seen with looks of ill
a suppressed agony on their faces while
a camel plays cup and ball with their
i unresisting forms. This is it:
1-I "The camel has his virtues, so mue sh
is at least must be admitted, but they do
,f not lie on the surface. My Bufon tells
is me, for instance, that he carries a wa
n ter cistern in his stomach, which is
af meritorious. But the cistern amellour
ates neither his gate nor his temper,
which are abominable. Irreproachable
as a beast of burden, he is open
to many objections as a steed. It is
not pleasant to ride a beast which not
only objects to being ridden, but which
cherishes a strong personal antipathy
to the rider. Yon now he hates you
from the moment you walk around
him, hesitating where and how to be
of.gin the ascent of his hump. He does
not hesitate to tell you so in the round
est terms. He swears freely while you
rare taking your saet, snarls if you ltut
move in the saddle, and stares angrily
he around at you if you attempt to move
on him it any direction save that in which
he himself intended to go. If you per
sist he tries to bite your feet. If
h biting your doesn't answer, he
all lies down Now, the lying
down and getting up of a
t camel are performances designed cx
t pressly to inflict rievnous bodily harm
ur pon the rider. Thrown twice forward
and twice backward, punched ain his
he "wind" ad damaged in his spine, the
lhe lucklees novice receives four distitnct
shocks, each more sadden and unex
Spected than the last For this exeera
ble hunehback is fearfully and we
thderfully made. He has a superfloes
joint somewhere in his legs sad uses it
the to revenge himself upon mankind.
"His paces, however, are more cm
plicated than his joints and more try
| ing than his temper. He has four-a
shot walk, like the roHling of a small
y bon t in a chopping sea; a long walk,
t which dislocates every boe in your
th body; a trot that reduces you to ir
Sbecility, sad a gallop that is adden
ato D.6sfl5asse
ty Bobby-Pop, what is a muealeae?
Fond Parent-A mudeale, my tm.
where a lot of people know each a
Smeet together, and talk inn  e d tes
lets of volee about the rest of the peg
tsrp teknow, who are anot preset.
S Bobby-And whatis a coarmelme
the Pop?
tha Fond Pareat-A converasae h
* where the amne people alt In ad l -d
Srsolemn sIleace, Iftesng to a a
arli mIlidewed amus.--Paik.
thus
yel- -Cardial tavlgere. wheam bishq a
coy- quey,. onceatteded ar erear pearty
art At hoabout tea 'eleek vr lmutgO
then rivea in fun baneing dems. Thi
I in ublhoup t.gppea si mewhat snaplw
** ly. and whn hMis hlstesapsm d,
aster joined "What weald yeo, mda.
a Youn give me a werm uelase, b
ara- your guests give m -to a f t b
h- colA shoulder."
a ti -scniastsa ay ot ihat 'ha tb er d
male Patoifi oses seutid boeu, it wasl
pie disclose to view wd uesad *sase
slets with trmedstEd tpi maseawd ewea I
helsi Tthese mouantaans w be pudee
Wa~h 9ivdgut.rrIou W~1 @
GOOD -H1ABITS FOR SA1.
L Few Pertneat Bm te Teom atekle S "
e om wbS mews. , t d
Baby Is a bundle of habits, and .of
whethei they be good or bad ema de- :ll..
sends almost entirely upon the bet spoos
Sew weeks of his existence. I hae while
mown a few bables with reulaI ield
sabits to have oeeuasonal sohacona$3 . -.
le fits of crying, but I have nser milk,
uown one with irregular habits wbo sqga
lid not have eguler crying spella, *re
which its poor mother called the three table
or six months' colic, acording to the aonp
age of the baby. Dete
A baby has just one thing to do oer
the first few months of his unsolieited t r
existence; and that is to grow. In
order to do this to the best at his int
ability and under the most favorablb
circumstances he must eat, sleep, be a
held and bathed by the clbck. rg
Few monthly nurses have the sense ove
to begin right with a baby, and the ad
mother must see to it that the utmost
regularity is enforced. If you have a
set time for each of his youthful oe bee
pations you can be pretty oerVpin when a t
he cries what he is crying for; if it is
near the time for feeding he will know
it without the clock as well as you do
with it. If you have no regular hours and
you will be much more likely to force
food upon him when he is nQt hungry ain
and to try to make him sleep when he
is not sleepy. Bo
Don't let your dearest friend peep at
him when he is asleep. Mothers owe
many hours of care and painful nursing two
of their fretful infants to their own one
vanity, which prompts them to show hal
the precious charge to a caller who of
must kiss "the pretty dear," and who cini
generally succeeds-in waking him from gu1
his peaceful slumbers and
It is a very mistaken plan, too, to
try to accustom a baby to noise. nut
Mothers often declare that their babies gar
must get used to the distractions of ion
family life and learn to sleep through
the rackets of the older children, the of 1
rattling of papa's newspaper and the sll
hum of the sewing-machine. This is a Sal
most unparalleled piece of idiocy. If one
you can by any means compass a quiet ext
corner for baby's cradle and you value thi
your peace of mind or his health, by alst ol
means do so. How would you like to anu
be forced to take your naps ii a boiler pra
factory.
I always lose my temper, and very in
justly, I think, with mothers who de- ooi
clare that their babies shall not be brm
rocked. There is no sense in joggling -
a baby as earnestly as if you were ea
churning butter, but the gentle sway- ce
ing motion of a hammock lightly do
touched never did. harm to young or ha
old. See to itthat the baby acquires an
good and regular habits, but don't al- ph
low yourself to have absurd whims.- so
N. Y. Recorder. gL
' THE FLIPPANT. MISS. or
tb
sae Tmal n s Is CIlever, iet Otbersi D wD
Not Agree with Her. e
Thefe is nothing so bright or so alto- in
gethor attractive as a girl who is witty at
5 and interesting in her conversation
r without appearing to be so. Soh a
one wins readily the praise and pleas
i ant comment of those about her, bat
a there is a type of young woman who
a thinks to be flippant is to be witty,
and to be absolutely impertinent is to ,
a her a means of showing her unusual &
qualifications. k
The flippant young woman shows h
e her peculiar accomplishments inspa- ia
a ing of her parents. whom she regards
a as being far behind her in the intel- b
it lectual race, and who have been pst,
h upon this earth for the sole purposed'l a
y being the butt of her witticisms.
n As pitiful as it seems to others, the t
d parents of such a young woman tfe
a- quently feel no humiliation in the be- f
Sa havior of their daughter ,and are will- a
1- lng to be laughed at in order that she
a may show off before- those who are
at about her. t
l If, however, she really thinks that j
re her audienee admires such conduet she ,
Ih is mistaken, for, even though they mas
r- laugh, in their hearts they have no re.b
If spect for the girl who has no mspeet
to for her parents. There is a certain do
a ference due to age that should be rea
a spected by everyone. Partlealsay' Is
" this so in the treatment ehfldren show
m their parenats. Though many a young,
rd person is eerbetter educated thean the ]
l hard-worklipg,nman or weman whom
he they so persistently make fuaof, the
et people who are able to appreeiate real
x- merit will lnd more of it lathe 4elde
'- than in the yonager person.
,- Dignity of demeanor mas the lady
u everywhere, anda, thmough a verry wlty.
it speech may have to be streatng et ias
birth, it Isbetter to de a than to a
a- dulge in a style of converastids tilmt
7- hurts theewhoaee made the subtt
-a of it, sad alsol~ea d thesem '9mayt
all not be peropaiily interested in it.
k, Afterwhiie the flpPant young per
mr son wBI be ~pided by thes *hhwi
- the quality  f what sheais her wit,
nd the trleadshp' of those worth tl
tivating will 'be glren tarthe rgt who
in every way shows a dseorens to
those older than bselt, sd who .in
her communnotlim with thee. of her
own age, does not try to be SS
, the expense otother. Lisiatoo
.e to stand any seehno sd maflt
p abe may think herelf
the avewege in mentality, the rm
Sm...jtyr or peOple will dubid s bd-k
paent aee lertinent sad have ve
od Int.r Pl~ r ak ?#
we- rtr- +++ +_ +- . .+
.+. + . :'5 ++ . . .
rth 4 "~aa
UOE gSTI0 OQONCERNS
4dlak feete. Pets tablsspeemfm l
e uabs1eA ln la s glass with the Jae<s
oef lemon apd three lumps of .att
-n--p l*with lce water aid a swa te  . .
spooeafl of arbonate of soda. Dl4-k
while ina an eferveeinal state.-tPI ,
d and Fireside.
... . Fruit O.ake:O , 0 Pn p fi .
mik, one ;ep rafilns . P bcue ce 1
sugar, two and a quarter eti*p '
ie. tablespoonals Ielted b't+ren .
tabespoonl eaceh of sod*. eluesa.m
allspice ground cloves d anttiug:.
Detroit Free Pros.
-Orange Pleat: Add the jules.Of
three lemons and one cup of sugar to a
quart of water, put on to boil, sad str~
in three tablaspooftauls of earn stasf,
set o the f.re to coDo. (nt sntaUt&J.
Ade oanges,_lay in the bottom of. p
large glass bowl, pour the. tilutre.
over, spread the top with meringue
and set on ice for one hour fIlbore
serving.
-Okra Hash: Cut up a pint of lean
beef or mutton from a cold roaset. Put'
a tablespoonful of butter In a fryilng
pen; stir In. a tablespoonful of Sour;
when brown add a teacup of sleoed
okra and a slioe of onion chopped; stir
until cooked; add the meat with salt
and pepper; let brown, stir, pour in a.
pint of boiling water; let come to a
boil, and serve hot on toest.--RHrper'e
Baser.
-Chili Sauce: Eighteen tomatoes.
two large onions, three green peppers,
one coffee-eup of sugar, two and one
half cups of vinegar, four teaspoonfuls
of salt, and one teaspoonful each of
cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, mustard.
ginger and allspice. Peel, slice and
drain the tomatoes, chop the peppers
and onions fine, and boil all together
until tender; then add the spices, vine
gar and sugar, and boil half an houar
longer.-Boston Budget.
-Turbot a la Creme: Three pounds
of halibut or cod boiled with plenty of
salt. Remove the skin and bones, and " .
flake. Boil one bunch of parsley and
one large onion in a little water,, to
t extract the flavor; take out and
s thicken with three tablespoonfuls of
L flour; then add to it one quart of cream
· and milk together (more milk im
r proves it), and one-half cup of butter.
Put alternate layers of fish and sauce
p in a deep, buttered dish (sauce on top)
cover with bread crumbs and bake till
s brown.--Farm, Field and Fireside.
f -To Clean Kid Gloves: It is not nec
e essary to send one's gloves away to be
cleaned when they can be so easily
F done at home. Draw the glove en the
r hand, dip a flannel in reined benzine
a and rub the soiled parts. Change the
J. place on the flinnel as it becomes
soiled. Continue this until the whole
glove is leaned. Let It dry on the hand,
or nearly so, before removing it Pin
the glove up in th air after bleaning
with benzine, so that--the fumes may
escape. Others are suacessful in clean.
o- ing gloves by using skimmed milk liP
y stead of benine.-Prarie Farmer.
a WHEN - TO REST.
Alst Js0 Want Pram."s w Vess
at at t* the Wetm .
1o To possess youth when she Iasevent
yF should be the eim of everyo
ol worthy the name. ow abs will hs
al to act in order to attaina'  eadisbe$t
known by each individual. I$ there
' Is one rule which applies to al. That
ik- -rest.
da The time to rest is not confned to ath
el' hours between nine and six or ten..
Sseven, although it is necessary to. "
Sserve that period. The time-toreet I ..
when one Is tired; not when. oaq S4.
9 time to rest. When the wqmnnwh.l '
re- bors al day gets houe at nightt isBe
for her to rest. Shesould sm ke . . . .
- .et A on the sear, lose hier eyes, sal'
he dimiss thought. tnalve mid tes_ e ;y
Ore may get ap. Then shy should e a,
the mueles of her neck by b fti
st hot wate. she should ast hr eyeslby
he washing them in water. She toUld
a repts her head by brushng her btak* .
e- til the strained feeling bhat be'eg to
pet coils and brald is lose. 'heilblsWW
do- set her beet with fseak shoes. 8b
re- should try the restflIene of
Ss o th e aa 'then l. rady fr
ow dinner, whih shou ld 'abo a rest.ul.
t1r, thing, uttsRy unlket t"he bse a
th* eate In a business sut with the dayts
workaheed, and the hwlebeOse khteesa
the in tabemiddlef th Me da
al Then she sho ld have * entagi's
4w recreation and then herstfulath.
Ater taet, thelo nibght"'s ii *l
dy asake her as hash and yam.!. the
sty .isut syu wotk s tivipeb wae
- SIs drema s ae sow es o mIpe
lug headpaeU !0hen !oesV gd
suerereat brode auh ,5to - th
blea k i iEa 1 .
whpp nbiribg si s
tas * eoir ii ito ....
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