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THE BANNE R=DEMOC AT.
VOL. XIII. LAKE PROVIDENCE. EAST CARROLL PARISH, LA., SATURDAY. AUGUST 18, 1900 NO. 14.
I love It! T love it! I love It!
The passionate, sorrowful sea.
Through the wind and the wrack and
It thunders is summons to me;
hAnd I come at its call, for It holds me
I would not he free.
I stretch out my arms in the darkness,
And answer the voice that I know,
And it thrills me, enchants me, en
With its infinite nnnaeless woe.
iWhile the wind sweeps by with its
strange wind cry,
And the clouds drift low,
Oh, Ocean, my friend My beloved!
When my last great call shall come,
And the arms I would reach shall be
And the lips that would speak shall
Wilt thou take me to rest in thy great
Till thy work he done
-Mary F. Carman, in the Criterion.
A GHOST I MET.
Ghosts seem to be popular jnst now;
I bear their noiseless tread and feel
their delightful literary shudder in
books and stories not a few. But once
I met a ghost, and he was less pleas
ant in life than in a book.
It was the second year of my teach
Ing school in the mountains of Ken
tucky. I had come to feel much at
home, and had ridden far and wide in
the hills. Horses were at my disposal.
but I broke a mule to the shddle, and
rode him through Cumberland Gap, in
to Virginia and back, a hundred miles
and more. I came to prefer a mule
for long rides over the hills, but on
shorter rides I more frequently rode a
Early in this second year I formed
the habit of spending an evening each
week with the teacher in an adjacent
district, and this gave me regularly
a ride home of several miles in the
dark. It was made at least a mile
longer by the angle which the road
made down to the ford.
This extra mile I grudged most of
all, and when the water was not too
high, I ,ook a short cut through the
woods, striking the creek 'h mile higher
up. This way was by a mere bridle
path, which led through an old field
and along a ridge, and then through
a half-mile of low-growing beech-trees,
where one had to ride carefully to keep
on his horse In the dark-and it was
dark in there.
One night I heard some animal
crashing through the underbrush
above me, and keeping near me until a
reached the creek. The next week I
heard near at hand the pathetic, fear
some, half-human and half-fiendish
cry of a panther. And so I took to car
rying a revolver with me, and for a
time kept the main road.
But a moonlight night brought me
back to my short cut again, and I kept
it thenceforth, even if once or twice
the water was high enough to set my
horse to swimming. But the longer
road, I dare say, would sometimes
have proved the shorter way home.
At least, there was one time when it
would have saved me a fright and a
There was only one house on the
short-cut road, if I may it a road. It
was the deserted cabin belonging to
tue old fields, and it stood not far from
the highway. A disagreeable story
was told about it, and uncomfortable
things were alleged to have been seen
there. These associated themselves
not only with the house, which stood
with gaping door and sunken roof and
tumble-down stick chimney, but also
with the dead sycamore-tree that stood
in the fork of the path below the
In truth, the tree looked fearsome
enough at night. It stood out so white
and bare, so gallows-like and so me
nacing, that It alone might well have
been an object of fear. A ghost of a
tree it was-rooted in its own grave.
a bleak; white tombstone of a tree. I
looked at it as I rode under it, with
a certain half-expectation of seeing
some alarming thing happen there.
It came one chill, drizzlly night.
There were occasional angry spits of
rain, with long-separated and far-dis
tant glows of lightning. It was a shivr
ering, creeping night, with a touch of
something in the air that led one to
anticipate trouble. I remember dis
tinctly that my friend said to me as I
left: "This is the very night to see a
I think I really expected to see some
thing that night. The shudder of It
was In the bones of things in general,
and I could feel it creeping into my
own. And I never doubted that the
place to see it was the dead sycamore
tree. Yet there was a certain fasclna
tion in the prospect which made me
take the short cut I did not want to
see what was there, yet I could not
bring myself to avoid it.
So the tree came in sight, arid at the
view I started. There it stood, white
against the background of the haunted
house, but-I must be mistaken, yet I
could not be-the trunk was unusually
white to-night I cast my eye along
It. The eight feet at the bottom were
so white that by comparison the upper
part looked dark. And just as I began
Sto assure myself, against my convic
tion and the evidence of my senses,
that it was only imagination, my horse
gave a snort and made a quick turn
with me. There was no doubt about it
now. There was something there.
I got my bores around to face the
situation, and as calmly as I could.
considering my own feelings and those
Sof the horse, Inspected the frightful
object ahead. It was certainly a hid
r eons thing.
The figure was about eight feet high.
n It had white horns, and a neckless
h bead that bobbed about In a menacing
Sway. It had arms which made threat
it enlng gestures, and it moved out into
l the path as I looked and stood clear
Sof the tree. I hekh my honrse with my
right hand, and passed my left through
my hair to see iit stood erect. I took
courage from the fact that It did not:
although why It did not I could not
and cannot understand. I eertalnly
filt the britling aensatlon that made
we waht to pull dwn tmi hat.
I b ma s IMe * t e w thoght w * t,
yet I am not at all aisposed to claim
that I was unmoved by the object be
fore me. If I argued that it was not
a ghost because it could not be, the
lid answer was indubitable that it was
something, and if not a ghost, it ans
wered the description of one. If it was
me a ghost, it was apparently something
quite as formidable.
Indeed, had I know that it wans a
ghost I might almost have felt relief.
as, Still I held my horse with face to the
front, and urged him on with my heels.
!n- The hill rose abruptly on one side; a
deep ravine was on the other. There
was only the alternative of going
its ahead or turning back, and I could not
quite go back.
So, striking in my spurs, I dashed by
the ghost, which made a lunge at us as
we passed that caused my horse to shy
se, dangerously. On I rode a little way
be up the ridge, at first congratulating
myself that I was safely by. Then
all was it courage, or curiosity, or cow
ardice lest I seem to myself a coward?
at -I turned my unwilling horse and rode
The ghost was still there, and when
I came somewhat near, renewed its
hostile gesticulation and approach. My
horse, which had barely got by when
headed toward home, would go no far
ther when facing away from home.
At length I dismounted, and holding
my bridle in my left hand and my
el riding-whip in the right, approached
in the ghost. The ghost ceased to come
ce toward me, and seeing me still coming
is- on, began slowly to retreat, still wav
ing me back with his flapping arms,
"- and his broken-neck and bobbing head.
II I would have advanced more rapidly,
at now that It was retreating, but my
in advance was impeded by the pulling
al. back of my horse. I may is well con
nd fess that while I had the courage
in- enough, at a pinch, to face the ghost,
les I had not enough to hitch the horse.
Ile The horse was my final resort for a re
on treat, and I still did not know what ob
a ject I was facing, or into what sort of
ambuscade he was backing.
ed I have heard that all men are cow
ch ards in the dark, and I partly believe
nt it. Still I also believe that a man
ly never really knows to what point his
he cowardice may be pushed back till he
lie stands alone in the dark and face to
id face with peril.
I gained upon my ghost. At the last
of minute he got tangled in his own
O ghostliness and stumbled over a less
be ghostly companion, and I was upon
er him and punched the butt of my whip
1e- against the white. It yielded, and
Id struck flesh behind; and the ghost
ih shrank, frightened from the impact.
° Then I seized the ghost firmly. He
!P. stopped. but two skulking figures ran
as away, and the ghost turned and grap
pled with me. I was at a disadvan
al tage with only one hand, but I gave
hb him a wrench that even a ghost may
a not have found comfortable ,and which
I elicited a cry of pain.
r- It was the retreating footseps of his
ih companions, however, that most dis
r- tressed him. As soon as he heard these,
a he was as much afraid to be alone
with me as I had been to be alone
1e with him; and I took courage from his
pt fear, and from his solidity as well.
e My ghost was not past feeling the
ty pain of a wrenched elbow.
Ir made another grab at him, and got
him near the throat. He shooked him
e. self loose, but I held the cloth, and he
disengaged himself from his ghostly
a trapping and ran. A moment later he
fired his pistol, and then two other
pistol shots came from his companions
a little farther down the road.
The danger was past. There was no
m chance of his hitting me while he ran,
1 and his friends' shots were from a
safe distance. It was far too dark for
M anything like certain aim, and I had
es no real idea that they wanted to hit
me. It was their warning that I was
not to follow them farther.
I had no thought of following them.
l turned to inspect my capture. It
was made of two sheets and some light
Spoles. The two main sticks were cross
te ed, and the upper part made the horns,
e- while the lower part was either held
ye by, or fastened, to, the chief ghost.
a The head was a blown up bladder, and
. I must say that its hideous bobbing
1 between the horns was frightful out
th of all proportion to its real character.
g I guessed that the arms were worked
by the two assistants, but of this I
twas not sure. Their presence may
, have been for the sake of their moral
S I tried to take my prize home, but I
o could not get it near my horse. So 1
to threw It into the creek, remounted,
s shouted a somewhat boastful defiance
I to the ghost's friends, telling them, if
a remember right, where they could
find the ghost, and that they would
,. be found in the same place if they
It played ghost again, and rode off.
1, A quarter of a mile ahead, as I fol
lowed the ridge, I saw another white
e object approaching me, moving to right
Sand left as the path followed the
. curves of the ridge. I was angry by
e this time, and ready to fight. I had
:o had enough of ghosts for one night I
t said to myself; so I bore down upon
him at full speed. He looked terrify
me ing as I came nearer, and was manl
te festly coming at me along the ridge
j top. But my horse did not shrink
I from him as from the former one.
y In a moment we were upon him, and
g he turned with a bellow and dfled down
e the ridge. It was a white steer. At
r another time he would not have start
n led me at all, but after the experience
e- at the sycamore tree I was ready to
a, see a ghost in whatever looked white
e that night.
n Even so, I am certain many people,
it in their nervous excitement, invest
harmless objects seen at night and on
me der unusual circumstances with all the
f, attributes that make good ghost
ul This, however, did not explaih the
i1- frst ghost; but I did not have to walt
long to learn the truth. I reflected that
b. if I told no one about it, and came to
s hear of it, the report that reached me
ig must needs come from the ghost or hisl
to ure enough, within a fortnight a
tr young man from the other district said
my to me: "I heerd that you seed a ghost
:b down by Bill Trooper's haunted dead
t: "I take it that yom were the ghost,"
t said I.
ly He stoutly denied the acesation,
Le and I pressed him as to the source of
hibe ltfmato. And so it came oat
l that h was mt the mukset hluait h t
,alau .e of the kindred spirits that aeeem
be- palied his ghostship. He gave me the
not names of the others, and I learned the
the animus of the ghost. There was a
was young lady in the family where the
ans- teacher boarded, and a young man who
was lived near and was fond of her,
ing thought my frequent visits to the
teacher were addressed to his lady
as a love. He devised this plan to discour
lief. age my visits, and had no difficulty ln
the getting his friends to assist so worthy
'els. an enterprise.
e; a That is the whole story, except that
sere he is married now to the girl whom
)ing he loved and still loves. I am glad of
not it; for I never had the ghost of an idea
of proving his rival.-Youth's Compan
I by ion.
shy ELECTRICITY ON THE KEARSAROIE
ting t Does Everything but Call the Roll sad
n-Scrb the Decks.
ow At Old Point Comfort the other day
-ode Captain Folger of the Kearsarge told
me, writes W. E. Eurtis, that they
hen did everything oil that battleship with
electricity except to call the roll and
scrub the decks. Sixty motors of
My 480 horse-power and 350 kilowatts
far- furnish power for every device that
was formerly operated by steam. The
Sship is wired on the three-wire sys
ag tem, so that the motors can be oper
m ated at two coltages-160 and 80-
which is analogous to the use of 160
)me and 80 pounds of steam. On the pre
ng vious group of battleships-the In
a diana, Massachusetts and the Oregon
ms, class-the motors are only ninety-six
gad horse-power and seventy-two kilo
dly, watts. On English ships the use of
my electricity is still confined to incande
scent lights, search lights and signal
on apparatus, but upon the Kearsarge
age and the Kentucky steam pipes are al
oat, most entirely abolished.
From the central station the captain
can communicate with every officer by
of telephone either in battle or at an
chor. It is unnecessary to keep aids
ow- and orderlies running from one end of
the ship to the other. It is only neces
aan sary for him to tell the boy at his el
bow what he wants done, either in the
he kitchen or the ammunition magazines
or the turrets or the engine rooms, and
orders can be given and reports receiv
ast ed as readily as if the captain were
talking with his subordinates face to
ess face. Thus the communication of all
orders within the ship is carried on
over wires. All the signals and all in
dicators are attached to wires, and div
ost ing lanterns are provided, by which the
bottom of the hull can be inspected at
any time. The turrets are turned, the
ran guns are manipulated, the ammunl
tion is hoisted out of the magazines,
the guns are loaded, rammed and fired
and the gases are blown out of them
lay by electricity after each discharge.
lich All the winches and hoisting appara
tus on the several decks, all the repair
shops and other machinery fittings and
his all the ventilating apparatus are run
din- by electricity. The boats are lowered
ee and hoisted, all the machinery, armor,
one coal, ammunition, stores and supplies
one are taken into the ship and stowed
his away by electric power, and in the
ell. next group of ships to be built the
the doors to the water-tight compartments
will be rigged so that the captain can
got open and close them from the conning
he All this makes it necessary for the
itly officers and sailors of the navy to have
he a thorough knowledge of the electrical
her science, and schools of instruction,
ons both for officers and enlisted men, with
electrical workshops, have been estab
no lished at Newport and at the navy
an, yards at New York, Boston, Norfolk
a and San Francisco.--Chicago Record.
hid A Sugar BarreL
ias "A sugar barrel, boys!" What a
scampering that announcement used to
cause among thh boys in the vicinity
em. of a country store, a few years ago,
when much soft brown sugar was
ght uIsed. The emptied hogsheads, with a
Sluscious coat of sweetness adhering to
m1, the rough staves, were cast out in the
eld back yard, much to the boys' delight.
ost. John B. Crozier, who spent his youth
and in Canada, recalls these "sugar-barrel"
inl scenes from his own experience.
out One of the boys was always on the
ter. watch as informal scout, to give notice
ked to the rest of anything interesting and
SI available In the way of fun. The emp
a ty sugar hogshead used to appear with
ral considerable regularity. The scout
would see It, and after a liberal taste
it I himself, would rush to the mill-pond,
o 1 where he would probably find the rest
red, of us bathing.
nce "A sugar barrel, boys!" was his
,if greeting. It was enough. Putting on
uld half of our clothes as we went, we
uld would dash off after our guide, like a
bey scattered train of camp-followers.
It must have been comical to see a
fol- dozen urchins straggling along, pick
ite lng their way barefooted over the
ght rocks and rough ground; struggling to
the put on a ragged vest or a coat, while
by maintaining a sort of Indian jog-trot
lad for fear of losing a share in the feast.
LI Then, Jo, the hogshead; and into it
pon the first comers rushed pell-mell. Those
fy- who came after contented themselves
al- with hoping there would be enough for
ige all; or possibly they obtained a morsel
ink or two by clever reaching from the
wa As Artistic Elevator MU.
At Full many a flower is born to blush
ut- unseen. The conductor of one of the
see Senate elevators is a genius In -,s
ite The elevator man id a natural artist.
During the Intervals when he is not
le, the custodlanof ascendlng and descend
est lug statesmen he Is busy with his pen
oan- CII, and the result of his work adorns
the the elevator car. Like Correggla, who
et drew with charcoal on the whitewashed
wall, because he had neither pencil nor
the paper, the elevator man finds In the
Wit daily weather bulletin cards the me
at diam for the display of his talents.
to Yesterday the card bore an exquisite
landscape, diversified with mountains
his and water and ships, while on the day
before the picture represented a Vene
a tian street. The chef d'oeruvre of the
d artist was a copy of the Venus di
Milo, admirably drawn, who posed in
all her armless beauty above the pro
ale words, "Westher cloudy and
warmer, with southwest winds."
The elevator man is a student at
nalght at the Corcoran Art School, anD
m hopes some dy to prsduste trot his
M pMust -Wub--w tss Zatt
t. MOTES AND COM1IENTS.
a Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and
the Virginia have made Jefferson Davis's
who Birthday, June 3, a legal holiday, and
her, former Confederates with the other
the southern states to take similar action.
"ur- New York brokers loan $15,000,000
r I to France." And stand ready to loan
thy to Germany, Russia and the whole for
eign outfit. Money talks the one uni
hat rersal language.
Statistics of the Masaschusetts Rail
dea way Commissioners show that the av
ian- erage cost of railway equipment per
mile of main track in that State last
year was $46,149. I
The phylloxera destroyed 4"O000
acres of vineyards in Spain. Vines in
aid Spain or France are not worth cultivat
ing unless they are grafted with the
day American vine which renders them
told proof against the insect.
fith The Smiths will take the lead among
and the oldest families. The earliest man
of of that name, so the anthruarians say,
itts was an Egyptian who lived in the reign
hat of the third Ptolemy, 227 B C. lie
rhe was a brewer by trade.
3er- Not long ago a friend of Maurus
- Jokai, the Hungarian novelists, was
160 taking him to task for the plainness of
re- his apartments. "I dislike all luxury,"
In- replied Jokal, "except the luxury of
n leisure for brain work. Most men love
six luxury because they have no brains."
of The clergyman who complains that
Ide- newspapers are compelled to be inter
nal eating even at the expense of truth fails
rge to consider how overwhelmingly inter
ab eating almost any reporter could be if
he were to break in and tell all the
sin cold facts he knew.
an- Enforced cleanliness prevails among
ids the pupils in the public schools of Co
of penhagen, Denmark. Three times a
es* week they must take baths in the
el- schools, and while they are sporting
the in the swimming tank their clothes are
nes purified in steam ovens.
iv- We are always borrowing words
ere from foreign languages, but the Flem
to ish name for the automobile will never
all be adapoted here. It is "snelpaadel
on zoonsderaperpetroolrljuig." The thing
in- could run over two dozen people before
liv- anybody could shout its name as a
the There are about 4,900 cheese factories
ml- In the United States, in addition to
tea, several hundred creameries making
red chees in small quantities. The total
em output of cheese last year was 265,
000,000 pounds. Of this amount, about
ira- 76,000,000 pounds were produced in
air New York State.
run Lanclan has shown that a law was
passed in Rome at the time of the
tr' Caesars restricting the height of the
lies fronts of buildings to sixty feet. Au
red gustus, Trajan and Nero regulated the
the beights of buildings. Augustus fixed
the the height at seventy feet, Trajan at
nts sixty feet and Nero at the same height.
Ing General Otis says the Filipinos are
oager for schools and are clamoring for
the them everywhere. A considerable num
ive ber of schools are already established
cal in Luzon and., according to General
on, Otis, $40,000 worth of books have been
ith supplied to them. It appears, however,
ab- that the demand has exceeded the sup
European purchasers are not only in
our market to eke out their supply of
coal, but they are also making heavy
a purchases of pig iron. It is said that
to such extensive contracts have been
ity made that it will be impossible to
go, complete the shipments during the cur
ras rent year. Heavy exports will be made
ia from Southern mills.
the A liberal congress of religion, which
ht. Is an outgrowth of the world's parlia
ment of religions and aims to perpe
tuate its spirit, met recently at Boston.
the Its purpose is declared to be to unite
in fraternal conference men and wo
d men of whatever name who believe in
the application of religious principles
aIth nd spiritual forces to the present prob
out lems of life.
nd, The killing of an attractive young wo
est man in New York City by an admirer
whom she discouraged is a beautiful
his case of what the French would call a
on "crime of passion." Had this murder
we been done in Panris, the jndge and jury,
a and the numerous spectators in court
would weep in sympathy with the ac
a cused when be was placed on trial.
ck- Fortunately, it is not the custom of the
the English-speaking peoples to lavish their
to comparison on such human specimens.
rot It has been said that any nation
cat. which collects an indemnity from Tur
'it key ought to receive additional compen
ose sation for the time lost and the strain
res on the nervous system. The delay in
for paying for losses inflicted upon our
el people in the Armenian massacres is
the entirely in keeping with Turkish tradi
tions. The approved theory in the sul
tan'e domain seems to be that "'he pays
twice who pays promptly."
the Scotland is fast losing its reputation
its- for stolid piety. Last year's statistics,
just issued, how that the prisons were
ist. full to overflowing, and that the offi
aot cals were at their wits' ends to know
ad- where to confine the culprits. The num
en. ber of prisoners shows an increase of
Sover six hundred, chiefly due to hus
rho bands attacking their wives and In
med decent assaults, which, the Commls
_ sIoners declare, spring from nlatemper
The athletic managers of the various
American colleges represented at Paris
have refused to take part in any Sun
day contests. Many of the colleges are
directly or indirectly allied with reli
Sglens denominations, and claim it would
the be a strange commentary on their as
dsoclations and professions for them to
in permit their students to take part in
According to a Police Jadge at Kaa
at ass City, Mo., one has just as much
d right to hiss in a theatre at something
his mcQte stage that dlepleus him as to
applSd metlug tbst Ia to his UbIa.
This opinion was given when a theatri
goer was brought before the judge for
hissing at a performance which he had
nd seen. The judge discharged the de
is's fendant with these words: "I've been
ind to the theatre many times myself when
her I would have felt better if I could have
on. shown my opinion by hissing. If a man
has the right to applaud, it is certainly
his privilege to hiss."
or The Siberian exile system has been
ni one of the worst institutions in the ad
ministration of Russian affairs. Half
of the unfortunates who have been its
nl- victims never went through any form
av- of trial. A large proportion of these
per were hurried acoss the frontier to be
ast buried alive in the wilds of Siberia, to
suffer the knout and other barbarities
imposed by the merclles penal gover
nors, without knowing what offenses
in they were supposed to have committed.
at- Suspicion of plotting against the State
the was a sufficient cause for deportation.
A class recently graduated from one of
our largest technological schools num
ng bered one hundred and seventy-nine
lan young men and women. Eleven of
ay, them took up special studies in this in
ign stitution or others. All but thirty-three
He of the rest found employment within a
year. They engaged in the service of
electric companies, railroads, cotton
run and paper-mills, mines, machine works.
as- iron and steel foundries, and others of
of our most important industrial enter
y, prises. Many of the establishments
of that welcomed the young graduates are
ve in a peculiar sense "close corporations."
SA man who had nothing but money
might not be able even to enter their
hat employ; and if he did, his wealth would
er- confer no privileges, since they do not
il need money. They do appreciate spe
er- cial knowledge and technical skill, and
if the man who posesses these qualifica
the tions may find that they open the way
to places of authority and honor.
Co- Men make great striving to live as
a they desire; but it is doubtful whether,
the after all, it be not more satisfactory to
Ing die as one wishes than to live so. The
ae surgeon of the Perry arctic expedition.
escaping from all the dangers that
hedge in the north pole, has returned
rds only to be run over by a trolley car
im- while riding his bicycle. Men can bear
ier the ills of life with a certain equanim
lel- ity if they can only be assured of quit
ing ting this world in a properly dignified
are or heroic manner. What expedition in
volving almost certain death lacks for
volunteers, if it only be properly spec
tacular? How many bridge jumpers
le would there be without newspapers and
to notoriety. But common men may not
Ing brirng about their own deaths so sure
tal ly; or fate has small sense of fitness, or
is it a perverse sence of humor in fate
at which she gratifies in the ends she
in metes out to us? Or can it be that,
after all, and against appearances, we
deserve the ends we come to?
rah The National Educational Association
e has offered a series of prizes for essays
Lu- on four topics, in all of which educa
he tors and the friends of education must
ted necessarily feel a lively interest. The
at topics are the seating, the lighting, the
ht. heating and the ventilating of school
buildings. The best essay on each of
these topics is to receive a prize of
for two hundred dollars, and the second
m best a prize of one hundred dollars.
The asociation reserves the right to
ral print and distribute the successful es
says. It is to be hoped that this enter
prise will bear good fruit, a harvest of
valuable suggestions. Not infrequent
ly a boy or girl breaks down, and the
blame is laid upon studies, when it
may. very well be that he or she does
in not study too hard, but is the victim of
of a seat which is a weariness to the
vy flesh, or of windows which so admit
'at the light as to strain the eyes, or of a
n system of heating which bakes and ex
to hausts, or a system of ventilation which
r makes it necessary that those who are
de partial to fresh air shall alsit in a draught
and so run the risk of taking cold.
School-houses in the city have been de
eh cidedly improved in recent years, but
la- many in the country are still in the
e- worst sense primitive, they are a
. menace to the health of those who oc
Ite cupy them.
le flew Slate Peacils Are Made.
)b- Slate pencils were formerly all cut
from solid slate just as it is dug from
the earth, but pencils so made were ob
ro. jected to on account of the grit which
e, they contain, and which would scratch
!ul the slate. To overcome this difficulty,
la Col. D. MI. Stewart, of Chattanooga,
ler Tenn., devised and patented an in
, genious process by which the slate Is
rt ground to a very fine powder, all grit
Sand foreign substances removed, and
al. the powder bolted through silk cloth
he in much the same manner as flour is
el bolted. The powder is then made Into
a dough, and this dough is subjected to
a very heavy hydraulic pressure, which
presses the pencil out the required
on shape and diameter, but in lengths of
" about three feet. While yet soft the
n- pencils are cut into the desired lengths
la and set out to dry in the open air. Af
in ter they are thoroughly dry the pencils
ur are placed in steam baking kilns, where
is they receive the proper temper. Pen
di- cils made in this manner are not only
ul- free from all grit, and of uniform hard
ys ness, but are stronger than those cut
out of the solid slate. For these rea
sons they have entirely superseded the
on old kind.-The Manufacturer.
Slastrmcted tbs Qwee.
* A hitherto unrecorded anecdote of
m- the queen is the following: One autumn
of afternoon, many years ago, her majesty
Swas going out to sit on a hillside and
In- watch some of her relatives fishing in
is- the river below her, when she found
r- that she had no thimble in her pocket,
so could not work, as she had intended,
at the sewlng she was carrying. Turn
Sing out of her way to Mrs. 8ymond'a
Sshop, she bought the smallest thimble
re there, which was, however, many sies
li too big for her. There was an old
id Scotch dame at the counter, impeatient
s ly waiting to make her own purchase.
to Not recognizing the queen, she brotke
In into the conversation with a "Hoots.
but It's a rare fuss an' faddle you're
makin'. Blow intae it weel an' Lt'll
rb That phrase, the latter part of the
as sentence, amused her majesty immense
to lu sad beene quite a proverb ia the
. rnt aral famts ttleb AbeMgdii
SINES FOR THE FAIR SEI
de- NOTES OF INTEREST ON NUMEROUS
Hot Water For Beauty-Adding to One's
ly Income-Dull Silk On Mourning Cos
tumes-The Raisin Hat-Woman Nurses
id- Not Water For Beauty,
alt Women who are trying their level
its best to be beautiful sometimes forget
rm that the inward treatments are as nec
I essary as lotions and cosmetics applied
be to the skin. A glass of hot water, tak
to en an hour or even less, before break
les fast and again before going to bed will
er- work wonders in clearing the complex
e ion. If a teaspoonful of phosphate
ed. of soda is added to the morning glass
qt the result will be beneficial. A glass
, of hot water will often relieve head
aches, and the same remedy has been
of prescribed for a sudden chill
Ine Adding to One's Income.
of Women who are quick to take advan
in- tage of the popularity of the small ac
ree cessories of the toilet find opportunities
Sa to add appreciably to their incomes.
of One young woman in a suburban town
In- Is doing a thriving business in the little
ks, hemstitched neckbands that are a use
of ful finish to the otherwise quickly soil
er- ing stock collars. She does them by
ats hand, at a uniform price, which she can
ire afford to make very low, as her time
g." is not of great value. She fills orders
key by mail and has constant employment.
uld Dull Silk On Mourning Costumes.
iot As mourning is lightened dull silk is
pe- used to build entire costumes, also odd
end blouses, for despite all that is said to
ca- the contrary, odd bodices will continue
ay to be worn. When the dull silk is em
ployed crape should be used sparingly.
That is, only touches of it should ap
as pear. For example, a blouse could be
per, decorated with narrow folds of crape,
to and a crape collar used. A graceful
'he model of dull black silk has a perfor
on. ated design about the bottom of the
Sat skirt. It is quite simple in the back and
led sides, but in the front it reaches well
gar up to the knees, the design being out
ýar lined with pipings of crape. The same
m. design is seen in the front of the bodice.
it- The high collar Is of folds of silk and
led crape; the sleeves are plain.
tor The Raisin Hat
ec- What have we done, oh, Dame Fa
ers shion! that you should indict upon us
nd the raisin hat? The grape hat was a
lot luscious affair, especially when the ap
re- petizing clusters rested on satiny co
or shions of pastel pink, and gold, and
he But the raisin hat! A hat fairly com
st, posed of these dull, dusty, dried up and
ae shriveled up eatables, ugh!
And it's the truth. It is too true.
We have seen the thing.
on So, unluckily, we cannot hope that
ys 'tis but a nightmare.
ea- Raisins may be well enough in plum
ist puddings or mince pies, or even in their
he naked ugliness on a fruit plate for des
he sert, but as a crown for beauty, never!
aol It fairly weans one from festive Bac
of chus, and, indeed, this horrible hat sug.
of gests the giddy god after he has fallen
nd into the sere and yellow leaf.-Philadel
rs. phia Record.
es- Woman Nurses Panthers,
er- Some University of Cambridge men,
of who have been exploring the Malay
at- Provinces of Lower ilam, returned to
be England a few days ago. Many very
it interesting incidents occurred during
ea the progress of the expedition, said Mr.
of W. W. Skeat, of Cambridge, to a re
be presentative of the London Mall. At
nit Lampan two panther cubs, which had
a been picked out of their nest by the
x- roadside, were being brought up, ma
ch ternally, by a Siamese woman, who as
re serted that she had previously brought
Iht up a bear.
Id. Traveling now on elephants and now
le- by means of boats and rafts, the ex
ut pedition reached the village of Arlng,
he In the far Interior of the peninsula,
a whence Mr. 8keat, accompanied by six
c Malays, went on a scouting expedition
to explore the routes to the Tahan
Mountain, which is about 10,000 feet
high, and got sight of an unrecorded
peak called by the Malays "Colffin
ch Several elderly gentlewomen In San
Francisco, forced to be self-sustaining,
have now their regular patrons, whom
they visit at certain hours each week,
is charging by the hour for their serv
t ices. Stockings are darned "auld elaen
made amlatt as gude as new," little
th jackets and trousers patched, table
is linen carefully reinforced, braids put
on dresses and buttons adjusted. So
to quietly, yet efficiently, have these
ch mother's helps drifted into a long felt
Sneed, that most of them are now busy
of every day in the week, and a comfor
be table income is assured to them.
he In a smaller Eastern city another
Sbright woman has found her niche and
La lifted the burden of care from many a
re housewife's shouder by taking the helm
when any social function is in order.
ly If a high tea or a dinner is projected
Sshe comes early In the day, makes a
ut salad, creams, soups, sandwiches on
a- cakes, as the case may be, set; the ta
be ble, looks after the flowers and lights,
sees that everything is spick and span
before the time of serving, and then, in
fresh white.cap, sleeves and apron at
tends to waiting upon the guests.
In English Women CGardeners,
ty In England everybody either has a
ud garden or dreams of having one. An
in American family with a modest subor
id ban home hires a man to come and
t, mow the grass. Then it patronizes the
fl, orist and the green-grocer. An Eng
n- lish family has its own flowers, its own
Svegetables, its own fruit-grown on the
sunny side of a brick wall-and a gar
dener. o80 It is natural enough that the
id girl-gardener idea should have taken
t root in England, and that, having tak
en root, it should thrive. At Swan
Sley tl-ey say that they cannot begin to
Ssupply the demand for women gar
S The woman's branch was started in
1891 with one lone female studedt.
The attendance has almost doubled
Syear by year, and the young women
Swho have taken the college course are
n eotufpr positlos aln over the Ubited
Tgmtbs E um nm gem ik fi t
mous Kew Gardens, near London. Two
are in the Fdinburgh Botanical Gar
dens, and two in the public gardens at
Dublin. Three are on a large estate
at Arbroath, called Letham Grange.
One is at the home established by Lady
Henry Somerset at Duxhurst. One is
e's a Wycombe Abbey, two at the Conve.
;5 lescent Home at Hale, one at the Royal
1a Holloway College, and so on.-Harper's
Laee in Summer Costumes:
vel Lace is appearing in very general and
profuse use in the gowns of the sea
son. Sometimes a waist and sleeves
are covered all over with' white or
black lace, showing the foundation col
or through the open pattern; sometimes
iiiflounces and ruffles of lace finish a
ex- skirt, and again, a skirt is hidden be
ate neath an overdresseentirely of lace. To
renew a last summer's gown, nothing
can be more convenient, nor more sat
ad- sfactory, while it is needless to say
!en that the woman who does not love lace,
and is not pleased to walk forth in a
glory of it, is an anomaly. Of course,
a whole toilet of real hand-made lace
an- would cost a fortune, but imitations in
ac- these days counterfeit the real so fine
lea ly that only an expert can easily dis
es. criminate between the original and the
wn copy. No one is expected to buy real
:tle lace for an ordinary summer costume;
ise- hence to wear a good imitation is per
oil- fectly proper and not in the least vul
by gar.-Collier's Weekly,
me Frills of Fashion.
nt. A bullet of gold, tipped with a tiny
French brilliant, is one of the novelties
in expensive dress buttons.
Gourrha algrets, which resemble a
d bunch of daisies blown by the wind,
to are one of the fashionable hat trim
,m- Eighteen sets of undergarments are
Sly. considered by the Englishwoman nec
ap_ essary for her trousseau and twelve
pe, The rose-tinted shades in Violets and
ful velvet pansies are the most favored in
`or- the season's purple millinery. The
the flowers are very life-like in shape, and
mnd the coloring is beautiful.
rell Chamois skin is valuable for keeping
ut- linen goods and fine lingerie which is
me laid aside for some time froin turning
Ice. yellow. Well wrapped around the goods
ind to be perserved, it keeps out the air.
Eton jackets and boleros are a- boon
to the mother who likes to dress her
half-grown girl becomingly. There is
Pa- nothing more jaunty and becoming to
us her immature figure. It is quite as be
I a coming to her as to the older sister.
p- It takes a certain kind of ribbon to
en- get the proper effect and fold just right
nd in the new belts and hatbands. They
are wide and soft, and are draped in
m- even folds, which bring the stripes, if
ud there are any, In symmetrical lines.
The bell sleeve, which is seen so fre
ne. quently, is pretty and comfrotable with
the negligee gown. The undersleeve,
at worn with a light gown for morning
wear, with a turned-back embroidered
Im or lace cuff to the bell-shaped sleeve, is
elr particularly pretty. Undersleeves sug
es- gest in some ways the house gown.
er! Beautiful summer evening toilets are
mc- made of white India silk mull or white
1g- Italian crepe, elaborately decorated
en with black applique patterns ann both
el- wide and narrow insertions of black
Venetian or Chantilly lace. Rows of
finest lingerie tucking alternate with
these trimmings on both skirt and bod
ay White foulard, spotted with black,
to makes a very striking gown with a
ry blouse waist fastened at one side with
ng a rosette of pale green Liberty silk
fr. and a belt of the same silk. A wide
re- collar of foulard Is covered with black
At lace, and the skirt has a deep-tucked
ad flounce with insertions of black Chan
he tilly set in in squares.
in- White taffeta silk parasols of hand
as- some quality, but with no sort of deco
ht ration, is the prevailing fashion fot
general use with light summer gowns.
)w And an addition to these are the foul
tx- ards and plain gray, blue, and fawn.
Ig, colored satins and silks for greater
la, services. The coanspicuous Rumchunda
ix styles with gay handkerchief waists to
on match, are quite in evidence in the
a bshops, but they will be rare in fashion.
et able circles.
SFOOD POI PFINGERS
FaslMes Proi ts the Use of Perks Per
g, There have always been certain ar
m ticles of food for which the use of
k, forks, etc., seemed superfluous, and for
v- which fashion permitted the use of ing
as era. even in the most particular dining,
tie says the Boston Herald. Occasionally
le new dishes are added to the list to
ut which the old-time expression applies
So -"fingers were made before forks"
'e and it is generally understood that, in
t spite of the ever-multiplying variety
r of forks, tongs and spoons for use
r with every conceivable object on the
table, there are certain edibles which
ad it is far better to eat with the Angers.
S While a few independent people dare
Im set aside the fashionable proprieties,
r. many others will do as they know they
ed are expected. As a rule, sugar tongs
, are passed with block sugar, but, as a
on diner out once said, "I prefer to use
ta- my ingers, for if you are not just so
ts, careful it drops with a splurge, which
an is very humiliating."
in Olives should be eaten with the
it- ingers; any attempt to use a fork is
foolish. When passed they should de
dipped out with the spadelike spoon
accompsnying, then dropped on the
bread and butter plate and carried to
kn the mouth with the thumb and fore
od Bread, toast and all kinds of small
be cakes should be taken in the fingers,
mg- as well as cheese, " though some very
rn particular people use a fork with thel
ar- At the most fashionable luncheons
he high-bred dames may be seen taking
en the leg or small pkeces of a bird in their I
k- fingers, though this is one of the dis
kU- puted points. It will be noticed usual
to ly. that those who have alwuays been
Ir- accustomed to good society are not so
afraid to use their fngers as those who
fear to do something improper.
enW. he C€.5 3 . FI
ire The bravest man ia the world was I
a protbe never brave rssosn to lm
ri l ui asses test Us eImr i*
United States Senators.
D. D MEnery, term expiring on the 4th of
Don Caffry, term expiring on the 4th of
Representatives ia Congress.
First D:etriet............Gen Adolph Meyer
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Third District......... B. F. Bronu; rd
Fourth D trit .......... ........ . W. Ogden
Fifth Distriot......... ...... J. E. Ransdell
Sixth District.......... . M. Robertson
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A. H. Ham o, Gsa. 1"u AgK,
fa. A. sems.. 1. a. A.. Mempht
Kissed se. levoeles Unad.
"It has been my pleasure to meet
newspaper reporters in all the cities
of America that I have visited since
ay residence in this country, and but
once have I had any occasion to regret
my contact with them," said Rt. Hon.
Charles B. Cahusse. "This was in.
Washliston, D. C., when, by some
chance that to me is still a dark and
unfathoemable mystery, a reporter
learned that I was presented to Presi
dent and Mrs. CleveOland, And that, ig
norant of American customs, for it was
the first time that I had been present
ed to the executive of a republic, I
went down on my knees before Mrs.
Cleveland and kissed her hand. Imag
Ine my chagrin the next day, when,
upon pleking p the paeper, my eye fell
upo a headlinae readinlg, 'He Kisaed
Her Hand. A Titled Enslishman
eels BeforeM Mris. Cleveland.' Now,
as I say, I did not know but the es
tohen of rope prevaIled ben"-.Dea
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