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VOLUME VI. LAKE PROVIDENCE, EAST CARROLL PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, JANUARY 6,189."
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A SPELLING BE. 1... ._ «,
A SP LLING BEE.
Yo say that you can spe sllir, then he goo
SHOugh to tell, sir,
lOfou saell me "raralleh"sir, "synthesis,
And perhaps you will try "eestatuc" and "syn
""Ymltetle" and "hepatic," with an extra
Can Sa spell "*rhryselcphMntine., "periphrs
tie" and "Levantine,"'
Or the simple "adamantine," and the "poly.
Can you tackle '"anchylosl," can you spell
"Enthymeme," "hypotyposis?" It you can,
you're getting on.
usI little words as "grieving," "gallimaufry,'
S and "deceivlng,"
Oh. there's really no beliering what mistakes
you sometimes seel
"Pecnosty:e". "paroxysmal," "caryatides" and
Words like these. It's really dismal when
they're misspelt at a "bee."
0o you'd better learn "enclitic;" can you con
With "torentic" and "'mephitie." and a "pen
And there's "prestidigltation," "homocercal,"
Oh, it's quite an education to learn ortho
Some long words anatomic have a sound that's
And for verses palindromic would be simply
There's the shorter "peroneus," and "palato
pharyngeus," r a
"Sterho-cleido-mastoideus; " could you choose
a simpler word?
"'Ilydrostatic," "iridescent," "aromatic," "adol
"Enigmatic," "evanescent;" these are easy
words, you see:
'Mandacation," "'macaronic," "percolation," t
"Annuation," "antiphonic;" there's a merry t
A SPRING POEM. b
Why the Editor of the Monthly "
Messenger Acooepted It g
Elaine (;ray, carrying in her hand b,
the manuscript of a poem-the first qi
fruit of her literary labor-entered the it
editorial sanctum of the Monthly Mes
senger with fear and trembling. A m
young man seated at a desk looked up Ju
and smiled appreciatively-for Elaine pl
was sweet and winsome and her confu
sion made her positively charming. he
"Can I see the editor?" asked the ii
girl, trying unsuccessfully to seem un
concerned, as if such visits were of he
daily occurrence M
"I am the editor, at your servlce,"
said the young man, politely. "Pray be he
"You!" she exclaimed, then checked er
herself,4gnd said, with flaming cheeks: A
"You see, I had supposed that editors ac
. were all old and wore spectacles . ha
don't know what gave me such a ridicu
lous idea, I'm sure."
"We sometimes find our preconceived at
notions arc wrong," said Mr. Horace ut
Winthrop. "When I was a boy I in;
thought that a bald head and a wart
on the nose were the distinguishing
characteristics of all doctors, because
the only one I happened to know had
They both laughed, and Elaine was i
at her ease again:
"Do you accept poetry from an un
known author?" she asked. on
"Very seldom," said the editor. "We
receive so much verse fromn authors of
established reputation that only by an
reason of especial merit can we accept
contributihns from unknown authors.
I am always willing to read and pass
judgment upon manuscripts, however."
"I have a poem here which I would sai
like to read to you," said the girl, pro
ducing her manuscript. "You see, it is
a spring poem"-this last half apolo* trl
gectially--'"and I suplpose you get few
plenty of those. I wrote it while visit- tw<
lag in the country last spring, when I she
wa, so enthused with the charm of the til
place and the season that I felt I must lad:
offer some tribute-and only verse was
in harmony with my feelings. I read plel
this to a friend the other day, and she A
advised me to bring it to you. It prob. ewe
ably doesn't amount to much, for it is ind
so dileult to write poetry! If I could ceni
only express myself as I desire!" hop
"That is a difficult art indeed," said ad
Mr. Winthrop. "I suppose all poets the
have found their finer conceptions too nat
subtle to transcribe in black and white. dept
They are like the evanescent charm of It
a beautiful sunset-glorious to behold, cha
but hard to describe, and soon gone. for
Will you read your poem?" ame
Elaine read, ln a voice that to Mr. Elsi
Winthrop seemed very sweet, the fol
" All day the sunshine, clear and soft, "*y
Has burnished earth with golden sheen; publ
All day the balmy breezes waft
Sweet promises from land of green; o
All day has come the rapturous voice -th
Of tuneful birds from every tree.
'Tis sprlng-allature doth rejoice- was
And why not we?
"All day the distant mist-wreathed hills "F
Have taken yet a greener hue; inne
All day the placid lake reveals
A cloudless heaven's cerulean blue; "I hi
All day the brook its joy has told, She
While hastening to the distant sea, aside
The world forgets that it is old
And why not we? keep
'All day from yonder grassy plain sired
ass come the lowing of the herd; "B
And softly falls the low refrain
Of insect, bee and tuneful bird to
Oh, why should man alone be sad; made
All slmws it happiacns but ha h
The world is brigh-a sa'ga I- me
And why sot we?"
During the reading oft the poem Mr. ,
Wtothrbop it is but true to say, paiMd lit- Aw
ti attentlon to the literary merit of the The hi
,pa .0oa-he was too busily engaged a'
t.4i7t the living, bathingW a
ana forthat And sa
tIs rery pretty indeed," be maid.
tot Ieave. It with met I should Wii
sia · s at s h and
e sand a aht aqy eon-,e u b
tbr thak shisd hlinter
a prete. girlM Why didn't I think to
B take her address? ithe omay not call
again. I guess she will, though, for
thesis," she seems to have the literary fever in
a mild form. Let's see-I didn't pay
much attention to her poem-too busy
l extra observing the color of her eyes. Some
thing about spring--liko most of the
rest of them."
He read it critically.
"poly. "Not so bad," was his comment;
spl "considerably above the average for a
beginner. It is commonplace, how.
u can, ever; too much so to publish. But, it
will never do to refuse it, for if I do
she will be mortally offended, no doubt,
and I will not see her again. I must
stakes make her acquaintance."
"I thought all editors were old and
and cross," Elaine observed to Miss Wilson,
when her "dearest friend," that evening.
."Well, aren't they?" asked Miss Wil
)U con- "No, I took that poem on 'Spring
"pen- to the editor of the Monthly Messenger
to-day, and he's a young man,
real," and as nice as he can be. He seemed
ortho- very much interested while I read the
poem to him, and said it was ever so
pretty. He asked me to call again,
too, and said I seemed to possess tal- I
"Perhaps he was more interested in '
lsta- you than in your poem," Miss Wilson
-oose sagely remarked. "It's lucky you took
it instead of sending it."
"adol- "Why, what an idea," said Elaine, I
easy When she went again to the office of t
on, the Monthly Messenger, a few days
later, the editor greeted her with a a
"I have accepted your poem, Miss e
Gray," he said. "You write well for a p
"Thank you," she said, gratefully, i
"I am very much encouraged." t
"But I warn you," he continued, r
thly "that to succeed as an author requires a e
great deal of hard work and much per- ti
severance, and e en those who have
and become celebrated in letters often o
irst question if their success is worth what
the it cost"
les.'- "Oh, I never expect to become fa- e
A mons," said Elaine, innocently. "I will ,
i p just write a little occasionally for the '
sine pleasure of writing." I(
nfu- "By the way," said Mr. Winthrop, pa
hoping to divert her newly-awakened 5.
the literary energies into another channel, i
un- "can you not contribute to our 'Ilouse- lii
of hold' or 'Fancy-Work' departments,
Miss Gray?" i
ce" "Well, perhaps," she said with some w
hesitation. "Mamma flatters me by ec
saying 1 am something of a housekeep- th
ked er, and I might give you my recipe for dr
ks: making the crullers that papa appre- th
aors tes so highly, And then I am doing si,
a little fancy work, and if you care to ey
have me I can tell you about it." of
"Exactly what we want, Miss Gray, th
ved and I should like to have you contrib- no
ute each month. I am sure your cook- ne
7 ing receipts will appeal to the popular a5
'art taste." wi
ing "But these subjects are so humdrum i-,
and prosy, Mr. Winthrop" m
"True, but this is a humdrum world,
Miss Gray. Where there is one who bhi
will read a poem there are ten who will in,
read a receipt for making crullers." i in
n- "But I prefer the appreciation of the for
one who reads the poem to that of the net
We ten who read the receipt." I no
of "If the receipt is a good one the Th
f crullers will be appreciated, even if the bes
author is not, and, besides, they may of
Turnish inspiration for a poem from hie
1 some grateful epicure." IA c
"Your argumentfsre unanswerable," the
d said Miss Gray, laughing. "The crul- ens
Slers win the day." re
~ Each month after this Elaine con- the
lo tributed to the Monthly Messenger a ciel
tfew directions for fancy work or owe or Thi
two of her choice cooking receipts--for I
s ahe was, thanks to her wise mother's ans
tuition, an eminently practical young Sala
t lady, and well-skilled in all that goes mat
to make a woman's education com- mat
ad plete. beg
he As for Mr. Winthrop. the -girl, so enc
,b- sweet and womanly, grew very dear Firs
is indeed to him, and became the bright flel
d center around which revolved all his too
hopes and ambitions. Lote with How-' plie
d ard Winthrop was no light matter. As dec(
a the ocean is stirred by a tempest, so his' difti
o nature was moved to its profound mer
Sdepths by his love for Elaine. case
of It was May. A little party had ex- wit.
, changed for a few days the gray city look
for the sweet, green country, and ' has
among them were Mr. Winthrop and Exe
1- "It makes me feel like writing spring or u
poetry." said the girl, as the two were
strolling over the verdant meadows. a
"By the way, Mr. Winthrop, you never
published that poem I gave you a year
ago. I don't believe you intended to" TI
-this last with a charming pout.
"No, I reserved it for a better fate," that
was the grave reply. for
"And what is that, pray?" she asked. max
"It is this," he said, taking from an that
inner pocket the crumpled manuscript. hap
"I have carried it near my heart" wee
She blushed, but turned the subjeat to a
aside with a laugh. touc
"Why couldn't you publish this, and are,
keep the receipt for crullers, if you de- orde
sired to-to honor me in that way?" defin
"Because it was through this I came senti
to know you," he said, in a voice that WI
made her suddenly serious. read
She had taken the manuscript, and and
some penciled lines on the back at- apon
tracted her attention. She read this: hast
"The woods sad elds from sleep have sprU, trust'
Awaskened by thes san's warms kiss; to g
The birds a song of love have sung- their
or Matare~s maoULas t is tis th watc
lrom eart below to mhveaaboeve
All holds a as mesage sweet to me,
Andspeak Inst cants sortio love- the I
.So why not we?" atore
With crimson face she returned the trs
p.perto him. He took the anresistlag for t
hand in both of his own, and held it POP
"That verse on the back. Ela " he atorl
said, tenderly, "I1 wrote with you in maki
mind. I bare loved yo s asaie the day M65
yn brought me the pres WOll oa
giw -s your own swaeet self to~ -
tk to FOREIGN GOSSIP.
4for -There are few stranded actors in
er in Russia, and they, rarely have to count
pay railroad ties on their heuteWal'd ftite.
buay When a ltanaget takes a troupe on the
ome- road, he must first deposit "caution
C the money" with the government, so that
in case of the venture proving a fail
ure, the "caution money" can be used
sent; to convey the actors to theit homes.
or a -Safety matches that can be need
how- without a box are to be placed on the
it it English market by a German inventor,
I'do The idea is to tin the two ends of the
mbt, wood separately with those composi
must tions which in the ordinary way go
one on the box and the other on the
and match. To ttse, break the wood across
Ion, the middle and rub the end together.
-The greatest whirlpool is the mael
Wil- strom of the Norway coast. It is an
eddy between the main land and an
ring island, and when the current is in one
ager direction and the wind in an another
nan, no ship can withstand the furry of the
med waves. Whales and sharks have been
the cast ashore and killed. The current is
r estimated to run thirty miles an hour.
ain, +--The very newest fashion among 4
tal- the ladies of St. Petersburg is to arm 1
themselves with long canes when they ]
in go abroad. Some of these canes meas- 1
ison ure six feet to seven feet in length I
ook and as the ladies stalk along they seem c
at a distance stalwart amazons who i
me, have supplied themselves with small I
scaffolding poles or plucked up young
e of trees.
lays -Praying by machinery is usual i
h a among the inhabitants of central Asia. t
A large, hollow, cylinder-like drum is l
lis.s erected, and in it are inclosed the u
r a prayers that anyone may wish to of- c
fer, wi itten out neatly. The cylinder I
1ly. is then made to revolve by wind or wa- r
ter-r-wer, and every time that it goes I
.ed, round the devotee imagines to be c
as a equivalent to a verbal repetition of all P
wr- the prayers it contains.
ave --There has been a relative decrease
ten of the Jewish contingent in Germany e
hat in recent years. According to the latest o
statistical year book of the German t
fa- empire, there are now 6,277 Protestants, h
nill 3,576 Catholics, 29 other Christians, 115 e
the .lJews and 27 other religionists in every h
10,000 inhabitants. Ten years ago the e
oP, proportions were 6,26:; Protestants, 9,- S
ed 589 Catholies, 17 other Christians, 124 1
el, Jews ar.d 5;6.8 adherents of other re- a
ts, -The Engli:,h papers tell the follow- 01
ing story of a badly-uniformed lamb:
me W. Hewitt, of Harrington Mills, has a vi
by ewe which this spring yeaned a lamb ti
P" that is certainly curiously and won- p
for drously made. It has two eyes, both in n
re- the center of the forehead and in a di
ng single socket, both covered with one 0o
to eyelid. One ear is situated at the back Z
of the head and the other directly under
.7, the lower jaw, near the hinge. It has al
ib no tail, but in the place of that very vi1
k- necessary appendage a fifth leg, almost m
ar as long as the other four, fully equipped pr
with hair, hoofs, etc. It was living at pr
rm last accounts, being almost three
d, -The Rosetta Stone is a piece of a
ho black basalt, the most valuable exist
ill ing relic of Egyptian history, inscribed
in hieroglyphics and in Greek. It was
he found by Boussard, a French officer, in
ie near Rosttra, in Egypt, in 1799. It is
now in the British museum, London. s
he The stone is a trillingual slab or tablet, th
se bearing an inscription in honor of one t
'Y of the Ptolemies, written in Greek 1u
m hieroglyphic and demotic characters.
I A comparison of the Greek letters with chl
" the other characters upon the stone 7'
L- enabled Dr. Young and Champollion to m
read the whole inscription, thus giving
s- the clew to the deciphering of the an- qu
a cient sacred writings of the Egyptians.
ºr The Rosetta Stone is fragmentary. mo
>r -Berlin newspapers publish the new die
's anecdote of the late Duke Ernst of
g Sake-Coburg-Gotha and ,Prince Bis- wh
s marck. One evening when the Ger
1- man troops were before Paris the duke As
Sbegan grumbling in Bismarck's pres c
o ence because the Iron Cross of the
r First Class, given for bravery in the nal
t field of battle, had been distributed
Stoo indiscriminately. Bismarck re
. plied that the distribution of such
a decorations was always a delicate and abl
s diflicult task; for, said he, conspicuous tob
3 mery has to be rewarded, but in some
cases conspicuous position, with or
Swithout merit, can not well be over-aft
Slooked. "See. now," he added, "Moltke mol
' has it; Roon has it; Blumenthal has it. the
Excellent! But then-your highness
and I have it, too-and surely it is not i
or us to grumble!" and
MAKING READY FOR SEA.
Scenes of Bustling Preparation Aboard the of t
War Ship Ordered to SatiL clu
There is no more trying season on diet
board a United States man-of-war fron
than the time of pressing preparation mail
for some hurried mission. It is a las
maxim with subalterns in the navy tom
that nobody knows to-day what will Med
happen to-morrow. For days and
weeks before an expectant ship puts
to sea there are conflicting rumors th
touching the day and hour of depart
are, and even after everybody has been
ordered to be on board for sailing at a
definite time there is still a skeptical .,
sentiment in the ward room.
When a ship as under orders to make
ready for sea as rapidly as possible .,
and to hold herself in readiness to sail tie?"
upon short notiee there is a scene of "L
haste and activity. Only the most
trustworthy sailors are then allowed pay
to go shore, and even officers find t
their going and coming more closely p
watched than suaL The paymaster, m
his clerk, his yeoman, and the Jack o' a
the Dust are busy all day looking after
stores, paying such men as are to be
transtrred to other ships, and earing I
for this or that detail essenthl to the
proper preparation for the shi for
The am eas caterer is busy getting --A
stores eam board, and every ofeer is start
makii hlis last parclase ashore It s
Menile the ship is beseiged by the ert 8
host otpemrs who havedeahiag with ad s
sen asd oSers. Theree e tes trrf l
wflh garments to t9 oa, agents for s ad.t
dealers in ooer's uniforms aw no.-d sen
enetre-·L· ment oa tt ~bLnquiit a ItIo by
the desi want.r thet~.w, F
orders, auadresses with the very last
batch of fresh linen, seeming mous.
T In tains of starched mpterlsl that must
aunt last-the wardrioom perhaps for months.
(ite. inaiiy, there are the wives, mothers,
the sisters and sweethearts of the sailors
ition standing about on deck or seated
that ashore, within sight of the marine
fail- sentinels, in deep converse with the
used men. There are all sorts of exceed
ý. and devices for obtalning from one to
imed twenty-four hours' leave in those last
the days, and the women ass especially
itor, fertile in these devises. There are
Sthe telegraphic dispatches calling Jack to
posi- the bedside of a dying father, or a
go hysterical mother, stern demands for
the his instant appearing in court upon
ross important legal business, and requests
r. for leave backed by 'guarantees from
iael- clergymen and civil officers. The
s an knowing executive officer ignores all
I an these things and keeps Jack steadily
one at work aboard ship until the time
ther comes to weigh anchor. .
the When Ellis island was still the pow.
)een der depot of this naval station the
it is agony of departure was sometimes
our, drawn out for days. It was always
ong difficult to reach New York from a ship
arm lying at Ellis island, and officers often
hey lay for days within sight of the city,
ens- but were compeled to ,remain aboard
gth ship, though there was nothing to oce
em cupy them. The order to take ammu
rho nition was heard with apprehension
call and followed by long grumbling.
ung Every naval officer who values his
standing is careful that nothing shall
nal detain him ashore beyond the hour of
sia. the ship's departure. Wilful delay on
n is his part would be followed by court
the martial and even when unavoidable ac
of- cident detains a man he feels that he
der has lost something by his failing to
wa- report on board ship at the proper time.
oes Even officers on waiting orders take
he care that they shall not at any time
all place themselves twenty-four hours
beyond the reach of telegraphic orders.
ase The subaltern who serves under an
ny executive officer with whom he is not
st on the best terms is especially careful
an to avoid any accident that may bring
ts, him aboard ship an hour beyond the 1
15 expiration of his leave or necessitate
sry his joining the vessel at some port oth
the er than the original point ofdeparture.
ý,- Such a misfortune, however innocent
24 ly incurred, may handicap the sub
re- altern throughout a whole cruise in his 1
efforts to keep even with an executive
officer keen to catch him in fault.
. Landsmen do well to pay very brief
a visits to a ship under stress of prepara
nb tions for sea. The visitor may not be
n- physically in the way, but as he has
in no unerring sense by which he may
a distinguish a busy officer from an idle
e one, he may unconsciously retard work s
ck when there is not a moment to spare.
er There comes, in any case, a time when
as all civilians must leave the ship, and a
visitor's depLrture is accomplished f
ymore gracefully if it be timed so as to
d precede at least by an hour or so the
at promulgation of that order.-N.Y.Sun. I
ee JAPANESE CHILDREN.
of Benefseea Reslts AcersLag from the No.ý 0
Use of Cow's Milk. s
Custom and national sentiment would h
seem to have made the lives of children a
in Japan delightfully attractive for
them. Japan has even been described d
, as the paradise of childhood. One of "
' the most curious points in this connec- n
tion is that the children are always,
suckled by their mothers; artificial 1
lactation is altogether unknown. The w
h children are suckled until their sixth e:
year, and in language unmistakable P
may be heard asking for the lactations II
fountain. Thus, as no cow's milk is re- b
g quired, the cow is only used as a pack B
animal in the cities. In view of the al- s
most universal use of cow's milk in hi
other countries, its exclusion from the w
v diet of the Japanese raises the in- w
teresting subject of inquiry as to tb
' whether or not the race benefits li
by this custom, and Dr. A. S. tb
e Ashmead, of New York, dis
cusses the question in the current th
number of the Sei-i-Kwai medical jour- wi
e nal. In the first place it is.assumed ha
that indirectly the absence of cow's _
milk is most beneficiaL In consequence ii
of no other nourishment being avail- ei
able, the Japanese mother is compeled as
to suckle her offspring, in doing which ho
she feels the compulsion of looking pt
after own herhealth and diet. Japanese re1
mothers chiefly live on rice, "fish, ii
Sshells, seaweed and other products of no
the sea," while wine and beer are It
rigidly excluded. The reward of all ro
this |meritorious care of motherhood ne
and childhood is the absolute freedom Br
of the children from rickets. Again, fat
the author holds that the transmission ch
Sof tuberculosis is avoided by the ex- me
clusion of cow's milk from the infant's ge
dietary. Japan is by nomeans exempt
from tuberculosis, but the disease '
mainly prevails among the upper w,
classes, in whom the systematic cus- cv
tom obtains of close intermarriage.- ty,
Medical Press. il
A Priripie aInvolved. is 1
Quirk-Didn't you bet me five dollars P
the Valkyrie would win. gre
Gammon-I did. sue
"Well, the Valkyrie lost, didn't it?" ~P
"It did." coe
"You haven't offered to settle, have
"I have not."'
"Well, where are you going to set- f
"Look here, Quirk, I'm not going to
pay that five dollars. In the first place, '
it's wrong to bet. It follows logically,
ii the second place, that it's wrong o not
pay a bet. I was weak enough to com
mit the first wrong, but I draw the line
at the second. Two wrongs never
make a right. There'f a principle at W
stake in this thing. I've to meet a man
round the econer. Good morning."- Chil
-Another Arctic eipesdition is tb T
start from the United Sttes next yea-.
It is tobe uader the latde r oip.f Bob
ert Stis, of the feclrphiesa serve tob
ad its objeet Is the expletssio of the Ati
territory to the north of BaU.'aha| *41
=ad the wee% of Smith's serna. uaiht I-o
mes will aifas th*e piitC ~ m·wlRa
last UPERSTITTiOUS RAILROADER.
must whJse m rsetPon laPr
zths Of the superstition of sailors, fishe
sers, folk and others we have all heard, but
ilors that such a distinguishlng charactef
ed Istie shotld have attached itself to
railway men does not appear to be gen
erally known. It savors somewhat of
the anomalous that such a pre-eminedlt
last ly practieal class of men should be the
l victims of credulity regarding the su
pernatural. Such, however, is the ease.
are I recently had occasion to interview
kr a prominent railway official, and in the
o course of the conversation that ensued
o that gentleman incidentally alluded to
es two collisions which had lately cca
rom curred in the neighborhood, following
The up his remarks with the announcement
all that the local men would be in a state
of subdued excitement and "flurry"
ine until a third mishap took place. Such
is the superstition of the railway men.
Upon expressing considerable astonish.
IOe ment I was assured that this kind of
the thing was notorious among railway
e. men in general, and in this particular
ayI Instance it was known that thegircum
hten stances of the two previous accidents
ty, were the chief topics among the work
rd men i. all departments, who were also
e counting on the* possibilities of a third
on Curiously enough a touch of realism I
was lent to the information just im
his parted by the explanation that the sec
call ond of the two collisions referred to.
of was due to the driver of one of the en.
on gines, a reliable servant, noted for his
irt- alertness and precision, with an hon. I
a orable record of some forty years' serv- 1
he ice, who was, it was believed, so dis- j
turbed over the "omens" of the first oc- I
ne. currence and so engrossed with what 1
ske he felt would be two other catastro- 1
me phes that he committed the slight er
ror of judgment which caused his loco-1
s motive to crash into another coming in
an a opposite direction. The statement 1
not s given as the conviction of one who
oni . has spent upward of a quarter of a cen- i
ng tury among railroad men of all classes,
he and who has known the driver alluded t
ite to for a long period of years. So came a
th* about a secondeollision. Surely super- I
._ stition could go no further thaa this. I
ut" But here is a tragic sequel-a sequel ]
ib- which unfortunately, will in all proba- i
his bility do much to strengthen the rep- c
ive rehensible beliefs of these men. Two "
days after the interview above men- n
lef tioned, within .fifteen minutes' drive
s- from the scone of the second collision,
abe n express mail failed to take the "
as points, a portion of the train with the
y tender of the engine was violently ti
lie thrown across the rails and one poor
rk stoker killed. This is what the rail- e
e. way men will term their "third mis- b
en hap." "There's the third," they say; e
la and now perhaps they will breathe
ed freely for a season.-London Tid-Bits n
to ORIGIN OF WALL PAPER. ai
n. Sag William IIL the One wh Probably h
Introduaed It late Enagiad.
In answer to a query as to the origin
of wall papers an English authority
states that the art of making paper
Id hangings was copied from the Chinese,
ua among whom ft has been practiced
)r from time immemorial. Wall papers a
d dldnot come into common use in Eu- in
f rope till the eighteenth enatury, but
e- stamped papers for the purpose appear d
r to have bden made In Spain and Mel
Sland about 1555. The irtt allusiea to l
1e wall papers known to exist is in the pc
h examination of Herman SCehikel, a a
le printer of Delft, who was aomused, in to
:s 15s, of printing books which were oer- h
. bidden by the then prevailing laws.
k Being interrogated as to certain bal
1. lads, he said they had been printed by °h
a his servant in his abseece, and that
e when he came home and found they i
i_ were not delivered he refusd todelives
o them, and threw them into a earner,
a intending to print room and stripes on
the back to paper atties.
It is probably to King 'illUia IIL
t that England owes the introduation of°
wall-papers into that oeentry. Papse
I hangings of a sort, it is true, were in l
a use in England before the time of Wil- i
l jiam of Orange, but they usually cogn-6
sisted merely of maps of the world, am
I as it was then known, with fantast ei
borders of Indians, neroes and ele
phants, and other natives of far-ef 1y
Sregiens. The art of paper hanging, in
imitation of the old velvet flock, was
new when William came to. England.
It was on the walls of the drawing- m
room at Kensington palace that these I
new hangings were first seen in a
Britain. They took th'e fancy of the "
fashionables of the day, and their <
cheapness being an additional recom- the
mendation, they speedily came into ac
general use.-Harper's Young People. a
The Empress of Austria's Jewels.
The empress of Austria has to give a b_
written receipt for the state jewelry
every time she wears it, and her majes
ty, as a result, usually contents herself
with her own private'collection, which
is valued at $1,500,000. When the em- s
press was crowned the expenses were
great. one item alone being 080,000 for
snuf-boxes presented to the for~ "so
representatives delegated to attend th the
ceremony.-London Court Journal.
Dusty Rhodes-I think it is an in. -e
fernal shame that I don't get a pen
Mrs. Dogood-I didn't know you e
were entitled to one.
Dusty Rhode--Well, I be, I've domen
nothin' all my life but welder.-Ple. Tk.
Miss Goodenegrh-Mr. Penn, cold get
you suggest a motto for r Baeety te seCe
the Knitting of Steekings for Orpha Goo
Mr. Pn - few wodd "Cbhiry
sovereth a maltitude O s hinstB"-
-The edltor's wide..!d jeti i L T
that ·uesme* o ?.
FA, SAVE YOUR FAT.
In Dsangess Same se t MaI $.mslmm
shee. Th. too-rapid growth of adipose nats
but ter is a source of serious anxiety to a
etef large number of people, ato the num
.f to ber of systems recommended for the re
gen- dnction ofat is infinite.
at of An English vegetarian journal now
Lent- adds its own peculiar prescription for
the the benefit of those in whom grace is
a su- being superceded by girth.
ese. It holds that for persons to reduce
new obesity by living on lean beef and water
the is false in principle-it is merely starva
ued tion-and though they will certainly
d to become thinner by this method they
oc- will at the same time reduce their
ring strength and bring down their consti
tate On the other hand a simple diet of
rry" brown bread and various kinds of
Inch fruits is claimed to be a far better
sen. means of reducing superfluous flesh
Ish. than the use of any nostrum, and it
d of will, moreover, invigorate the body and
way keep up the strength.
alar - The diet should, of course, be accom
um" panied with proper exercise-walking
cuts is the most suitable for fat people, be
,rk. cause in it the whole body is exercised,
also and not one set of muscles are at the
bird expense of another. When dishes are
not unduly elaborate, people do not
ism usually eat too much; the general diet
im. should be plain and simple.
sec Rich and elaborate cookery causes
to persons to eat more than is good for
en- them, and brings on undue obesity and
his manD disorders. Of course, all fat peo
lon- ple insist that they are small eaters,
r.- but whatever they do eat, they eat
dis. more than is necessary to keep them
oe- healthy and strong, and the extra is
hat packed on as fat that they do not want.
fro- Persons should not try to reduce them
er" I selves to emaciation: they should have
I sufficient fat on their bodies to round
in off their angles, and prevent their
ant bones staring.
rho iet people have always a better time
e n of it when they. are taken ill, beeause
es, if they can not eat for a day or two
led their system is supported by their fat,
me and they will often live through an ill
er- ness that will kill a thin person. So a
h little fat is not an altogether undesira
sel ble thing to have, and, although peo
ple should not allow themselves to be
come unwieldy or indolent from exces
o sire fat, they should not use unnatural
methods to make themselves thin.
y If any person finds himself getting 3
n, too stout he has only to reduce his
he meals, to eat less at each meal, and to
he let himself be always hungry when the
ly time for eating comes around. If he
or further drinks nothing between meals I
11 except the glass of water prescribed I
Is- by many of the best modern practition- a
era about an hour before breakfast F
he and an hour before retiring for the I
, night, and takes regular exercise, be t
ought, under normal conditions, soon
attain the proportions at which nature s
had decided that he shall enjoy perfect p
'a health.-Pittsbnrgh Dispatch. t
in QUEER THINGS DO HAPPEN.
sr How a Tall Man Worked a Neat ems em b
, iHis Fat Nlhblr. b
j A tall, slim man with a silk hat and
rs a red nose, and a short, fat man, salked
., into an uptown bar-roo theotherday.
at The tall, slim man Intended to buy a
,. He did buy it, and when it was eon
e sinned ordered another. That was di..
J posed of, and the two sen leased
a against the bar and began totaflk. The
a tall man had cheek for the drinaks i
. his right hand.
a "lSay," lld the fat man, "`a've art
I- a great splotch of black on yoar
at "Where?" akeqd the tail usenu
S "Under yaour right eye."
The tall man nubsttaed his oe.
Soat and seasebed tharoga his poekete
"I deelare," he said, "I haven't got a
. handkerchlef with me. Let me have
Sone, will you?"
s The fat man unbuttoned his over
Scoat, and looked through his pockets.
. Finally he pulled out a white silk af
bfar. He handed it to the tall man,
and held out his hand as if waiting its
tetnrna The tall man took th hand
kerchief sad wiped his cheek vigoroas
Sly. Then he putt in his pocket, gsd
placed the check for the drinks in bti
Sfriend's open hand. th
He looked around the room, and said
Ssuddenly: "Excuse me; here's a man
I want to see for a moment." He
walked rapidly out of the room.
The fat man looked at the check in
a dazed manner for a moment, and
Sthen walked over to the cashier's desk
> and paid it. Meantime the tall man q
walked slowly down the street. th
The fat man rushed out and followed h
him. "Here!" he puffed, as he over
took him, "you've got my handker.
"What?' said the tall man.
"You've got my silk handkerchief, I
The tall man looked through his l1
pockets. "Why, to be sure," he .said, ta
"so I have." Then he paused and Rc
thought a moment. "But," he con- c]
tinued, "didn't I give you something Gr
when I borrowed this handkerchief?" th
.'-You gave me a check for sixty ha
antsa that I had to pay," answered the go
fat man. -
"LAb, yes; I remember new. So I did. a
Where's the chaek?'
"Why, Ipaid it and gave it to the ug
The tall man looked sanoyed.
"Haven't got the cheek, chi?" he i
asked, coldly. 'Then, slr,yeu don't gS
get your handkerchief. I took it a. dl
secarity when I gave you tihe bcheek. nI
Good afternoon." ks
And it wis twenty minutes before teol
the fat mas neauld think where he was pl
aght hop I
all. y .-
-.Jur un, ~a~m. Ntssha* I
PITH ANQ PFiNT:¢
S --t is notieeable that the ml a*0 "
thinks he is a whole show by himi'
sat. seldom draws a cord.-Milwaunee JSa~ea
um- '-"I alwaysknew he was too timld to
re- proose." "But he marrieda short time,
ago" "Yes; but he married a widow."
for -Willis-"Rowride says he has a
e is horse for sale." Wallace-"I don'tdoubt
it. I sold him one the other day."
u ie Tit-Bits. ,
iter -"See that man yonder?" "Yes."
rVa- "Been in congress ten years." "What's "
inly his record!" "Ten years."-Atlanta Con
t i- -"Is this building fireproof?" asked
the man with blue glasses and a large
t of gripsack. "Not if you'rea book agent,"
of replied the janitor, conclusively.
ter Washington Star.
esh -Prunella-"I told you I would be re
d it venged on Tom Murray. Well, I am
ad revenged." Priscilla- "How?" Pra
nella-"I started a report that he is
- engaged to you."-Kate Field's Wash
be- - -She (sometime after the honey
ed, moon)-"You used to say there was no
the one in the world like me." He-"Yes,
are by Geoirge! and I am more convinced
not of that fact than ever."-Boeton Tran
--"I am really at a loss," said the
ses young minister. "to know why you
for did not like my last sermon. Didn't
yd you consider my arguments sound?"
o- "Yes," she replied; "exclusively."
rs, Washington Star.
at --"I can tell your fortune, and find
em out your future husband for you,
s lady,'' said a gipsy. "If you Anld him
at. out as often as I find my present hus
m- band out," replied the lady. "I shall
eve never marry again."
nd -Visitor--"You oughtn't to keep the
eir pigs so near the house." Countryman
-"Who?" Visitor-"It isn't healthy."
ne Countryman - "That's where you're
wrong: them pigs ain't never had a
YO day's illness."-Tit-Bita.
--The Exact Lmoction.-Mr. Becon
1 (of Massachusetts)-"You say your
friend was born near the boundary of
Rhode Island; what boundary do you
refer to?' Mr. Spotter (of Texas)
"All fourl"-World's Fair Puck.
al -Bright-"By'dividing your detee"
Lives into two squads you'd accomplish
g a great deal more." Burns - "What
is would I do that for?" Bright-"So
one half could hunt elews while the
he other went after criminals."-Voge.
he -A Scientific Agreement.-"Do you
ls know that the doctors have decided
id that young meats, such as veal cutlets
n- and spring chicken, are very un.
at healthy?" "Is that so? They must
se have told my landlady the same
ie thing."-Detroit Free Press.
in -"Bob,". said a grocer recently to a
re small eastomer, as he weighed out a
et pound of potatoes, "did you ever stop
to think that these potatoes contained
sugar, starch and water?" "No, I
didn't," replied the boy. "But I've
,a heard mother say yoe pat pess and
beans in your coffee, and a pint of wea
id ter ia every qurt of ai you sell."
r. ntHY WRE ifKtS.IE a MI S
"ad Knew RBesme Theta Rei up gee
S "Oh, yes," sai M the d + aet d u .
d for the t. sh tei "oh, y.tes, ,,.
ogae of the·rt s. . s a t
" Shoea be;at le asg held a 'lf
"idnllve the o tr t"
"Yeai hed two dolHaW twho.
Sreshed the stalesr in
T"Ahe - bed n + ý ) l" .
Ofr sourses" nt.
"Did ruy of yoa ear thte dinSd e
going on otsuide?" -
"I guess we all did; it was usE.. '
"Were th psegers w fer ighthoerdm
e Not a nt; tat heat I aht a"
"Didn't y expect the robbers to go
thraough the triae?"
The ad-visaged man's faee howee a
elad of eopaudsion for the .porte.
"Young man," he said, "do yeesag
pose them robbers stopped that itrao
"Then why do you ask that klnd ots
question? Don't you know theyknowsd
the passengers were coming home fridn
the fair, and that they might as weill
harve Rsene through the poerhonalooke
Ing for gold hricks."-Detroit Fre
Te ttreiummesese or Treasets.
Trousers appear to have been intro.
duced into Rome at a omarpatitreoly
late period, and as a part of the mili
tary uniform. They are worn by the
Roman soldiers represented on Trojan'
eoloma, as well as by barbarians. The
Greekls had never adopted them. With
their" instinstive sense of beauty they
had recognised that these are 'the only
gsrments that ean'not osably be
made graclu A sleeve may beeose
apart of the drapery of a Igaue; a
troaser leg Is more obstinate IL Its
ugliness. If tight it bags on thse knes
wearing. Yet this Is perhaps it least
objectlonabl shape If eomewhat lsan
it takes petty and uiendinglsee folds.
Same LOuristal nations have 4rie to
dlaguas ita as irt. bet there se t is
ast etitrely saBabetory. 4 the
troasers do not appear to give freedsm
to the le they have hut telhfpriln*
psi merit. Cesapseaals, wate is he
life of peiLes, I te dea4t of 'rst,
whskes shous always absaggI. sr as
dest Se theught the Greeks when
tl uj~·Y~d~rauid-krOa*- a
Tee ASo~ giilri ·cs:
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