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' H! I'mphlllitlne,
snd wear my
Somewhat on my
sleeve, and be
tray my devo
tion Profusely, no doubt, In a fashion bucolte,
With scarce any choice 'twlxt a fight and a
Whenever that banner up there Is unfurlod,
The flag of my country, the bloom o' the world!
It may be "bad form," or "provincial," or "fly,"
To wake up the dead on the Fourth of July
With cannons and firecrackers, -trumpets and
But the blood in my veins sort o' bubbles and
Whenever that banner up there Is unfurled.
The flag of my country the bloom o' tho world!
Forbid not the children, the girls and the boys;
Of such Is the kingdom: go on with the noise!
It's good to be young, and It's good to be here
On the happiest day that oomcs In the year
The day on which Freedom "Old Glory" un
furled, The flag of my country, the bloom o' the world!
God bless the old fogy with fire in his eye
And a whoop In his throat for the Fourth of
I share his delight In a spread-eagle lingo,
And his cock-o'-the-walk sort o' patriot Jingo
Whenever that banner up there is unfurled.
The Hag of my country, the bloom o' the world!
It's all very well to be courteous and pleasant.
And praise other nations when strangers are
But there's no use o' talking, it's In me to say:
We can lick all orcatlon and rest half the day,
Whenever that banner up there Is unfurled,
The flog of my country, the bloom o' the world!
Borne folks that we've walloped need more of It
To remind 'em of York town, we'll say, or Chal
mette. To teach 'cm good manners a thing that they
Is Kipling around? Well. I don't take It back
Just now, when the banner up there is unfurled,
The lc t my country, the bloom o' the world !
We keep open house, and we have the same
Of welcome for peasant, or flunkey, or lord:
And we'd Just as lief kick out a king as a
If he looks like a brute and behaves like a
Whenever that banner up there is unfurled
The Hag of my country, the bloom o' tho world
If aliens don't think that our land Is the best.
Let 'em take themselves back to their own and
Where they'll not have to look democrats In
Or see the bird soar on the Fourth of July.
What time that old banner up there Is unfurled,
The flag of my country, the bloom o' the world!
For as long as time lasts, or while freemen sur
And swarm in our nation like bees in a hive.
We'll have our own way, and our way will be
And. a glory by day and a splendor by night,
That banner fhalllead: It will never he furled
The flag of my country, the bloom o' the world:
It's queer; bat my eyes kind o' All up with
And somehow my voice don't sound as clear as
it ought to
When I think of the men and the days that are
Of the wrongs that were borne and tho blood
that was shed
For the sake of that banner above us unfurled.
The flag of my country, the bloom o' the world
Lawk! how I despise certain fellows I know,
Self-styled cosmopolites, in for a show
Of universality, looking so wise
And half making fun of our Fourth o' Julys;
And winking like apes when our banner's un
The flag of my country, the bloom o' the world
I'd Just like to stamp "em down under my feet
Or give 'em a whaling whenever we meet:
What are they fit for under the sun?
The thought of a battle would make em all
Desert the old banner that Freedom unfurled,
The flag of my country, the bloom o' the world
Oh! yes. 'twould be useless for me to deny
That I'm kind o' worked up on the Fourth o'
And proud of our record and proud of our
Well, yes. I am old: but you bet I be game
Whenever that banner up there Is unfurled,
The flag of my oountry, the bloom o' the world
Where's that declaration? Just read It once
Then wheel out the cannons, and let 'cm all
For the precious old flag that our heroes have
In the tempests of battle, when hope was for
That banner of gory by Freedom unfurled.
The flag of my country, the bloom o' the world
Read at Roseland Park, N. J., by Maurice
Thompson. y. Y. Independent.
HEX Oabe Har
ker at first
idea of a for
mal celebration of the Fourth of July
nt .Timtnwn little attention was paid
to his words. The inhabitants of that
rough mining camp cared no more for
national holidays than for the Sab
bath day, their one ruling ambition be
ing to unearth the coveted grains of
ttnA frnm the California soil. But
Oabe insisted that the day should be
properly celebrated, ana so eioqueuuy
championed the idea that at last the
rough gold diggers began to think of
it, then talk of it, and at last express
the wish that for once in her existence
Jimtown would observe the day in a
"1 am a Phllydelphian bred an'
born," said Oabe to a group of inter
ested listeners "I've stood in the
identical old Independence hall whar'
Wuiitnirtin stood. I've sat in tho iden
tical chair in which he sat, I've laid
this Identical right hand on the old
bell that fust pealed out the new that
. - - . . , . j .:
Yankee Doodle naa noceu ma ut
offn the shoulder o' Johnny Bull an'
A A kin. totr- It tin. I'vfl seed with
h. tj.ntini eves the identical
dockyment that declared we'd be for-
vermore tree an- mnipouju, -
. k i t, nftnn neeled off an' gone
Inswimmin' in the identical water that
was once used to make a pot o
... Doltish material. Mv moth-
W VU W - -
. n. n thn Revolution an'
m tber 4 continental soger, I
was rocked In a cradle cut out o' the
identical tree o' liberty. I Bay most
emphatically that I'd be a traitor tomv
country if I didn't .colybrnte the day
as sne u ort to oe eclybroted. '
He ceased his patriotic speech and
ground at his tobacco with nn earnest
ness which Indicated how deeply the
loyal emotion of his soul had been
'S'posln wo should decide) to cele-
brate," said Judge Ramsay, tho justice
01 xne peace, -w at s your idee of how
It should be did? Wat sort of a paterotio
bill o' fare would you dish up for tho
"Musio an' speeches, sonirs an' rlmr-
ln' cheers, flags a flyin' an salutes a
shootin'. All the people congregate nt
one place, little an' big, red an white,
n listen to the obsekics bestowed upon
the day by our most eloquent orators,
chief among whom are Judge Bamsay.
tell you, feller citizens, we kin grind
out a celybratlon that'll shako these
hills an cause the air to trimble with
paterotic chills an' fever."
The compliment paid to the Judge's
oratorical talent completely won him,
and he followed Oabe s enthuRinstic
utterances with a speech that effectu
ally settled the matter of a celebration.
A meeting was called for that evening
in front of the stage office, and, with a
unanimity seldom observed in a public
meeting, a programme was drawn up
and unanimously adopted. From a
time-stained paper of that day I repro
Tho day will be ushered In by a unanimous
alute at daybreak from all the guns and pis
tols In the camp.
8:00 A. M. The people will assemble on Main
street In front of the stage office, each carrying
mall flag, If he s got any.
9:80 A. M. Formation of the procession by
Jim Bradley, marshal of the day; the right
wing of tho column to rest on the Golden Girl
10:00 A. M. The order to proceed will be
given, and the procession will march down
Main street to the creek, up the creek past
Sam Warren's cabin to Patterson's tent, thence
north along the pack trail to where one-eyed
Dick killed the Mexican, east to the speaker s
stand, where the circus showed last year, back
of the dance house.
PROGRAMME AT THE STAND.
1. Song "My Country 'Tis of Thee." eto.
Jack Abrams natural voice and MaJ. Backus,
2. There being no Declaration of Independence
seourable, Pete Craven will endeavor to rend
Washington's last address to his army from
the Fourth Reader.
8. Tune on the banjo by Big Tom, accompa
nied by Aleck Davis, who will dance a Jig.
4. Oration by his honor. Hon. Judge Ramsay,
to which we Invite unanimous attention. Sub
ject: "The Day We Celebrate."
5. Addresses by such other distinguished
speakers as the audience may desire to call
upon for a few remarks.
After tho conclusion of the platform proceoo
lngs the people will each disperse and pass the
remainder of the day as he sees lit. and at 8 p.
m. all will again congregate at Rocky Dave's,
where a stag dance will be given free of charge.
Those who desire to represent ladles will give
their names to the master of ceremonies early
in the evening and will be awarded badges to
distinguish themselves from the sterner sex.
Such persons are requested to act as ladylike
aslsposslblo under the circumstances. Any
rude or unladylike conduct will result in tak
ing away their badges and compslling him to
take his place with the other sex.
The day was a glorious one. As the
first gray streaks of dawn began to
nose their way up the eastern horizon,
' 'Til AT, FKI.I.KR CITIZENS, WAS
a roar from old man Jamison's army
musket awoke the echoes and the den
izens of the camp simultaneously, and
soon the report of firearms accompan
ied by lusty yells could be heard on
every band. hen the midsummer
sun rose in regal splendor over the
range to the eastward, its slanting
rays lit up a most enlivening scene.
The entire population of Jimtown and
several adjacent camps had assembled
on the main street, and a liberal dis
play of flags on every hand lent color j
to the strange picture. And such flags!
In those early days the red shirt was
the most conspicuous part of male at
tire, and every partly worn shirt in the
diggings and many that had not yet
shown, a break had been sacrificed to
serve as stripes ia the roughly con
structed emblems of liberty. The de
mand at the one general store of the
camp for muslin of which to form the
white stripes and the stars and to be
dyed with indigo to serve as fields in
which the stars could gleam was
great, and the limited stock of that
half-white, half-yellow unbleached
material was soon exhausted. Gabe
Harker, who as father of the celebra
tion idea felt that the success of the
day largely depended on bis individual
efforts, determined that a large flag
should head the marching column, and
his consternation can be imagined
when he learned that not another
shred of white material could be pro
cured for love or gold dust. It had all
been consumed in the manufacture of
small individual flags.
But Gabe's bump of ingenuity was of
true Yankee growth. There was but
one woman in tho camp, the wife of a
pioneer who bad dared the dangers of
the plains in the early 50' s and crossed
from the states behind an ox team
with her husband, and toward her
cabin Gabe somewhat reluctantly bent
his steps. To his embarrassment he
found that her husband was aktent at
work in his claim, for it was throrgh
htm that he intended to transact the
business upon which he came. When
told by the wife that the man was ab
sent he contemplated retreat, but a re
alization of the great responsibilities
which rested upon him nerved him to
action, and he made known bis errand.
He wanted to purchase a couple of
ber old white skirts to aid in the con
struction of tne glorious stars and
To his Intense delight she expressed
her willingness to contribute that much
to tho cause of liberty. Nay, more.
She had in her rag bag an old rod flan
nel petticoat which hnd performed Its
mission and been retire 1, and if Oabe
would furnish the thread she would
not only contribute the material, but
would cut out and malto tho flag. He
muttered something about the spirit of
the Daughters of tho devolution being
yet alive and kicking, and hastened to
the store to secure the thread and com
mend Mrs. rotter's patriotism to all
whom ho should chance to meet.
The matter of music greatly worried
tho committeo of arrangements. The
only musical Instruments in the camp
were Big Sam's banjo and an old bat
tered brass tuba owned by a man who
hnd once played in a band back in tho
states; and. although the tuba man
volunteered to head the procession and
do the very best he could, the commit
tee, after considerable discussion, con
cluded the music might bo rather flat
without a drum, and as no drum could
be secured the procession must march
without music. The tuba man was en
gaged to play o bass accompaniment
to Jack Abrams' and tho major's open
ing song, and for several days practiced
industriously on "My Country, 'Tis of
The parade was a success in every
particular. The absence of music was
scarcely observable, for the ringing
cheers of tho merry people as they
marched through the town would have
drowned tho notes of any band of or
dinary power. Mrs. Porter, although
not so young or handsome as the pic
tures we seo of that noted character,
marched at the head of the procession,
representing the Goddess of Liberty,
dressed in as gorgeous an array of stars
and stripes as her limited supply of
old skirts could produce. She was ac
corded royal honors, and marched with
the haughty step of a queen.
Tho first number of the stand pro
gramme was announced, and Abroms
and the major made a simultaneous
bow which they had acquired only
after the most careful practice. It took
them but a few moments to properly
pitch the tune, and then they broke
forth in glad song, closely followed by
the mellow notes of the tuba. The
reading of the Fourth Reader selection
bv Pete Craven was very creditable in
the light of his introductory statement
that it had been several years since he
had read anything, even a newspaper.
The banjo solo was omitted for the
reason that while tuning up Big Sam
had broken the most important string
on the instrument, and there was not
another one in tho camp.
Then came the event of the day, the
oration bv Judge Ramsay. That hon'
ored and honorable official stepped to
the front of tho platform in a deliber
ate manner, ran his left hand into the
front of his vest, calmly and irapres'
sively surveyed the great audience in
silence for a few moments and began:
"Feller Citizens: Had Itheoutgush
ing eloquence of a Apollo, the chain
lightnin' tongue of a Mercury, the win
nin' grace an' Innocent unconsarn of a
THE FOURTH DAY O JULY."
Venus standin' in quiet rumination on
her adamantine base, I could not sutll
ciently accord mv thanks to the wisely
discriminating committee of honored
eitizens who selected me as the oratori
cal luminary of this conspicuous occa
sion. Applause. Hence I will re
press my gratitude and proceed to my
"The subjeck around which I shall
try to twine the laurel wreaths of elo
quence on this conspicuous occasion is
one which would rouse the fires of pat
erotism in the quiverless breast of a
marble statute, and cause its usually
cold and silent lips to move in a burst
of paterotio fervor. Applause. The
Day Wo Celebrate. Gentlemen an'
lady, my tongue falters w'en I contem
plate the bottomless immensity of the
theme and realize that, with the undy
ing confidence you have ever reposed
in me, you have entrusted it to my
care. Can I do it justice? Cries of
'Tackle it anyhow, judge.'
"Go back with me, Mrs. Porter an'
gentlemen, to the first original origin
of this day. Tho soil of this now ex
tensively discovered country had never
yet felt the passionate kiss of a white
man's foot. At the base of Plymouth
Rock a band of Injuns was camped.
They arose ono mornin', as had been
their custom for years, ar.' prepare',
for the usual duties of tho day. A war
rior who had gone to tho water's edge
to wash his dusky face an' no less
dusky hands suddenly disturbed the
peaceful echoes with the startlin' cry:
" 'Whereaway?' shouted the chief, in
' 'Thereaway,' ho responded, point
ing out over the breast of the discon
"Far out at sea a sail was discovered.
Nearer and nearer it drew, risin' an'
fallin' oil the impatient waves, an' as it
neared the shore the natives beheld
with awe a lordly man in kingly dress
look In' through a telescope. Lady ami
gentlemen, that man was Columbus,
and he was at that moment engaged In
discovering America. The natives
drew back in timid alarm as the vessel
approached an' ground her prow into
the sandy shore, aud a moment later
Columbus stepped ashore an' claimed
this ge-lorious land an planted in the
sacred soil the great flag of freedom
an' liberty, a counterpart of which Is
now Afloatio' ovsr us, thank to tn
paterotic spirit of our beloved goddess,
Mrs. Porter. fWlld applause. That,
feller citizens, was the Fourth day o'
July, an' ever since that day has been
one of rejolcin'over that fortunate dis
covery. Oh, feller citizens "
"Ik'ggln" the speaker's pardon." said
Oabe llarker, who had gone down In
the audience where he could better
hear the Judge, "but aren't you a little
mixed in yer dates, yer honor? We do
not eolybrate the diskivery of America
to-day, but the birth of the immortal
Washington. We are here"
"Tho court will not permit itself to
bo Interrupted. It knows w'at it's
talkln' about, an' If the cradle-rocked
gentleman from Philadelphia is gropin'
in blind Ignorance, ho should endeavor
to suppress the fact un' set still an' try
to learn somethin'."
"The gentleman from tho cradle o'
liberty is endeavorin' to throw some
light on official ignorance. I tell you,
sir, we celebrate the birth o' (leorge
Washington an" not the landin o Co
lumbus an' the Pilgrim fathers. 1
know, fur my father fit under Wash
ington." "An the court knows that the liberty
brat doesn't know w'ut it's talktn'
about," the judge retorted. "We cele
brate the diskivery of America. Ain't
I right. Big Sam?
Big Sam said he really didn t know.
but ho thought a judge ought to know
more than a common miner.
Of course he should." the judge con
tinued, "an" if the offspring from n
dug-out crodle interrupts me ng'in I'll
Jump down there un' teach him a les
son in paterotism."
Tho one-hoss jedgo of a half-hoss
court can't teach mo nothin . If he
comes down here I'll beat a hole in the
ground with him."
The Judge s coat came oft like a
flash, and he bounded from the plat
form. Gabe was waiting for him. and
the two men came together like in
furiated bulls. The excited crowd
surged around the combatants with
eager interest, some encouraging the
child of liberty, while others urged
the judicial light to greater efforts in
defense of the honors he had accorded
to Columbus. On and on they fought,
kicking, biting, wrestling, striking,
until at last the Philadelphian bore
the judge to earth and jumped on his
prostrate form with both feet. Then
the bystanders interfered, and the de
feated man, more dead than alive, was
picked up in an uneonscious condition
and borne to his cabin.
While the dance was at its height
that evening a sympathetic group stood
around the rude bunk on which roste 1
the demoralized form of tho judge.
Opening his .l.en eyes tho injured
man feebly said:
"Boys. I" reckon I got licked."
"Got it piled onto you in pnrty fair
shape, jedge," one of his friends re
plied. "I desarved it. boys, fur bein' so
durned forgitful. My memory nin't
pann'.n' out much good dust as 1 git
"Desarved it. jedge? Was you fol
lerin' a blind lead in the Columbus
"Yes. I reckon Gabe was right, an'
I want you to explain to him that I
won't lay this up ag'in him. I've been
layin' here a thinkin' it over, an' now
It all comes to me as plain as day. It
was Christmas w'en Columbus discov
ered us, an' not the Fourth."
Capt. Jack Cn.vwroRn.
"The Poet Scout.'
Powerful Influem-e of Napkins nnd
ter Knives and New Street lura.
The proprietor of a restaurant which
was cheap, but yet not a "beanery."
hud a certain lot of customers that lie
did not want. "They don't belong
here; they are too tough. They ought
to go to a Park row beanery to eat.
How shall I get rid of them? he
"Put napkins nnd butter knives on
the tables," was the answer of a wise
man, anil If that cloesn t send cm.
table cloths will, sure."
Napkins aud butter knives proved to
h-arly morning travelers in the can
of tho Third avenue street car line
have recently seen another example of
the effect of environment. During tho
year before the cable road was com
pleted this company s old horse curs
were getting into bad condition, and
the worst looking of the cars were run
in these early morning hours. To i
man who went home by that line abou
four or five o'clock every morning it
seemed as if tho Uowerv and Park row
were getting more and more drunken
and disorderly. Drunken parties
boarded the old cars and had fun with
the conductor and annoyed the other
passengers. Windows were often
smashed. The conductors had to pay
for the broken glass, and sometimes
thev could coax the money out of the
boisterous persons and sometimes not
It was unpleasant all around.
All of this changed at once with the
advent of the handsome cable cars.
"What's become of your drunken
people?" was asked recently of a con
ductor who had been a frequent suffer
er. "I don't know," he said. "The Bow
ery seems to have got sober all at once,
They never get aboard nowadays, and
1 haven't had a eeut's worth of damage
done since the new cars began run
ning." X. Y. Sun.
A JOLLY I'OVRTII.
"I had more fun on the fourth en
you can shake a stick at." Chicago
She I have just been reading about
the seven ages of man. I wonder how
Shakespeare would have described the
ages of woman?
He There would be but two ages of
"Sweet sixteen and not yet thirty."
It is a nrghty good 1oy who Meet
to havo his school teacher meet hU
parents. Boston Transcript.
"What made you cry out so terribly
Inyourileep lust night?" Adelo "O,
I had nn awful dream! I thought I
went to the theater with a little flat
bonnet on." Inter Ocean.
"Rest and change arc good for pea
pic." said the wife as she rose In the
night to rillo her husband's pockets.
"I've had a rest, and now I think I'll
have a little'chango." Buffalo Courier.
Harduppe "1 have to pay my tailor
to-morrow. If I should be a little
short will you assist me?" (lolightly
"Certainly. I'll help you to throw the
fellow downstairs." Lustige. Blactter,
Madam Xewriche: "I want n first
class pa ssa go to Havre. The agent oi
the Standard line: "Yes. ma'am'
Madam Xewriche: "And I Insist upon
having a smooth passage, no matter
what the cost."
"Carry any life insurance?" "Ye.
SlO.ono in favor of my wife." "Should
think you'd bo ashamed to look her in
tho face." "Wha what for?" "For
living. What excuse do you give her?"
"Hasn't there been something of a
coolness between you und Reginald?
said the inquisitive girl. "O, yes," was
the reply. "We were eating ice cream
together only last night." Washington
Doctor (feeling patient's pulse)
''Do you eat well?" Patient "I do
Doctor "Do you sleep well?" Patient
"Yes." Doctor "Well. then. I will
give you something to take away all
that"' Harvard Lampoon.
He drew her close to his bosom.
"One heart." he whispered, "is all 1
want." She smiled radiantly. "Yes
" Her voice was low and musical.
" more would be superfluous, as the
circulatory system is arranged" De
Mother "You have drawn that
donkey very nicely. Johnny, but you
nve forgotten one thing. Where !(
is tail?" Johnny "(. that donkey
loesn't need any tail. There are no
Hies on him." Once a Week.
"I never saw such a fellow as
Bans." remarked n man about town.
He is always challenging someone tc
play poker." "Yes. He -goes about, sc
to speak, with a stack of chips on hi
shoulder." Washington Star.
Cumso "Say. old man. why don't
on try electricity for your nuldnessv .
araway "Klectrieity? What good
could that possibly do me? Does it
make the hair grow?'' Cumso "Rest
thing you could use sure to give you a
hock." Harvard Lampoon.
Miss Emerson Glayshiel lof Boston i
"What manner of man. do you sup
pose, would he iiest fitted to reach my
heart? Mr. Manhattan (shuddering!
Something in the line of Arctic ex
plorer. I should imagine." St. Louis
Kitty "Miy can't dor stop dose
irs at de forst erossin" stead of de soe-
and?" Jimmy "Ain't you on? Doy
saves themselves from huuiin' vou crost
lo street, see'.' It's a cold day w'en a
orporation don't git do best of it."
Crossing tho street the other day I
heard the sharp, warning bell of a
'safety." and looking down the street
aw a small boy of about ten years old
.ling madly along at full speed, with
several others at his hack. .Just ttu-n
an old gentleman stopped feebly into
the street, not hearing the bell. The
boy dashed recklessly by me and
straight at h!.:u. yelling like mad. The
poor old man gave one spasmodic jump
owards the sidewalk, and the boy.
swerving lust m time to avoid a coi-
ision. said. "Well, vou re sprvcr than I
bought yer!" ami disappeared around
the next corner. Harvard Advocate.
HARD TO KILL.
q Instance of tlu- Atlisjutor' Teimi-loin
lluM I pun l ir,-.
An alligator's tenacity of life i re-
markaiuo. 1 havo no douot that wtion
its bruin is pierced by a bullet the ani
mal doos not long survive, but it sink
into deep water where it cannot be
seen. 1 never succeeded in killing and
bagging an alligator leva shot in th
brain. The structure of the skull pro
vides so much protection to the brain.
linl u bullet might easily be deflected
by the hard bones. It was not mv
vocation to go about killing alligator
but on one occasion I was witness to
the groat dhlieulty of taking the ani
Wo wore on a shooting party near the
Pointee indigo factory, on the Gang
and one day when we returned from
sur morning's round in tho jungles.
after deer and always a possible tiger
jv a wolf, we found that some fisher
men had brought in an alligator about
six feet long, securely bound on a bul
lock cart. The animal was still alive,
but had evidently Won severely beaten
to make him quiet on the bullock eart
so the order was given to tie a stout
rope around its loins and to turn it intc
a small tank to refresh and recover
itself while we wore taking our baths
und our breakfast.
Breakfast over, the alligator was
hauled out of the tank, and was quite
lively, so that it had to be fastened to
n tree. Then operations for killing it
began, but bullets from a small rifle or
an ordinary twelve-bore gun seemed
only to irritate it. A Sontal brought a
largo spear, one of the lato venabula
ferro which they use. and drove it down
the alligator's throat into its vitals,
and this had more effect, while another
man got an hx and chopped away at
the neck till tho head wu separated
from the body. 1 he body was then en
open and the heart was lying on the
ground by its side, but still the tail
continued to move. But here we with'
drew, and the mob of Sontals. who had
been eagerly waiting, rushed in with
their knives and cut up the body and
ute everything eatable, so that in a
short time there was nothing left but
tho skin und bones. Longiiuin' Maga
Ulrdi In Attack.
Birds display great skill and cun
aing in the chase, the attack and in
guarding themselves from injury dur
ing the struggle for bupremaey. The
secretary bird is the inveterate enemy
and untiring pursuer of t'-e snake. All
sorts, even the most venomous, ho
hunts with a zest that is at ouce inter
esting and amusing. The snake flees
from his foe, who follows, watching
every opportunity for a blow. When
the reptile turns, tho bird uses one of
its wings as a shield and strikes with his
foot. The snake buries his fangs In the
wing, but leaves the poison In the plum
age, and the bird escapes unhurt. Re
peated blows from the powerful claw
confuse and disable the snake, and at
last it falls, to be at once dispatched by
thrusts of the sharp beak Into its bead.
The bird then tosses its victim into the
air, and, catching it as It fulls, swab
low it-X. Y. Ledger,
Fringed Celery. This Is a lonely
decorative dish. Cut celery Into two
inch pieces. Cat down into both ends
of the celery in many slits to resemble
fringe. Put into ico water, whore it
will curl out in a blossomy fashion.
Serve on a cut-glassdish, or on a dainty
napkin. Good Housekeeping.
Strawberry Cheesecakes. Bruise a
pint of lorries with a wooden spoon in
a china bowl; add four heaped table
spoonfuls of powdered sugar and eight
well whipped eggs. Line some patty
pans with good paste, fill three parts
with this mixture and bake in a well
heated oven. American Agriculturist.
Quick Graham Bread. Ono and a
half pints sour milk, half cup Xew Or
leans molasses, a littlo salt, two tea
spoons soda dissolved in a little hot
water, and us much graham flour as can
be stirred in with a spoon: pour in well
greased pan. put in oven as soon as
mixed, nnd bake two hours.
Yinegar Pie. One teacupful each
of water, vinegar and sugar. Place
them over tlu fire and when boiling
odd one tablesp lonful each of corn
starch, previously m listened with wuter
and butter. Cook three minutes, set off
and stir in half a teaspo nf a I lemon
extract. Bake with b.dh upper and
lower crust. Orange Judd Farmer.
Cheese cutlets may bo male from
scraps of dry choose, and will uls i be
perfectly good if prepare 1 some tiin?
before used. Take throe ounces of
grated ehojse. or.e and a half ounces of
butter, two eggs, and a little mustard
and cayenne pepper. Pound these in
gredients well together, make up into
.ar-shuped cutlets. Brush over with
.'gs. shake in bread crumbs, arrange
n a frying basket and cook in deep fat
till a golden brown. Sjrve each cutiet
on a piece of t ast oat exa-dly to it -
hape. Dust a little grated 'ar:n.;s:in
over and serve on a doily. io:ir.i!is
Dry toa.-t should be serve 1 directly
from the toaster. When this is not
practical pile it on a heated brea-l p'.ate.
over it with a napkin und p.H it on the
hearth or in the oven. Toast is given
n all slight attacks of sickness, b.-oanse
it is so eusilv digested. 1 hj mor.- tu tr
ough the conversion of the .'t-irch the
more easily and perfectly tn' system
will manage it. for the cii:mge of starch
into dextrine by the action of heat is
iinnly doing outside of the ln.ly what
takes place in it, in the ordii.ary eonr.ie
of digestion, by the notion of the di
gestive fluids. Therefore, when this is
iccompHshodliv artificial inciin-. liature
-pared so much energy. Ch.-i-itian
Crumb Steak A piece of stea1: n-:
bigger than the hand will make a n.ee
ireakfast dish if you havo crumb
handv. Have it ehopped vo -y fine ir.i-l
freed from sinews and gristle. Mince
fine a table-poonful of onion aril fry it
a light brown in a littlo butter. AM
the minced meat and an equal quantity
of broad erumbs. season nicely a:i.l
moisten with a little cold gravy or
vk of any kind. It nin t be ju-t
moist en ;ig:i to nt ' Ud nit-i snape.
Pressed into a small wineglass they re
semble pears, and after tluy ar fried.
they should have a sprig of parsley in
serted into the st'jm end: or you may
roll them round like sausages or make
into little flat cakes. They mii-t bj
dipped in crumbs, then in b-al -n egg,
and again in crumbs. Jhw a littie
brown gravy to p mr round them, or
serve with a mushroom .r tomatr
sauce. Country Gentleman.
CLEANLINESS IN SUF1G
flio Cardinal Precept of t
Opcmtini; in tlie l"rci-nt On;.'.
There are throe locations, se tospeal
the absolute cleanliness of which niurt
be above suspicion before, the operator
"iiistiiied in liroeeediug to Ids work.
Those are the surgeon's hands, his in
struments, and the integument cover
ing the part of the patient s body at
which the operation is about t be per
formed. How is the requisite o'oanii
ness in each case secured'.' o tar a.-
the hands are concerned, by profr.st
scrubbing with a nail bru-h in soar.
and hot water, followed by a thorough
drenching in some antisopti
astnatof one in two thousand of per-
chloride of mercury: so far as the in
strunients are concerned. iy st :i:iz'.r
them, that is. by boiling thorn in water.
or by passing them through the i'a
of a spirit lamp, or placing then; m a
steam sterilizer, and then, when the
operator is ready to begin, by putting
them into a reoestacle containing in
antiseptic solution, as. for example
that of carbolic ac d. Lastly, so lar as
the patient's integt tnent is e mcernod.
by washing the prt first thorough
with soap and water, having previously
shaved it if noeessi, ry. nnd afterward
with a perchloride of mercury solution,
or. if the part be gn asy. by removing
all the greasy materiil by scrubbing it
Without going in)o further details,
these are the eardin.il precepts of the
science of operating in the present day.
Of course, each wortnd which in this
manner is made under aseptic condi
tions, as it is called, 's kept aseptie. b
the use of antiseptic d.vssings until heal
ing has taken place. The results uf this
method of treatment of woanlsari
nothing loss than wonderful in eo-.iipari
son with those which the earlier sur
goons were able to obtain. What h-V
pens after, say, the amputation of i
limb, nowadays? Tho rule is n .thing
Xothing. that is to say, beyond the vn
eventful convalescence of the patient
The dressings are not touched unl--.,
the temperature an I the pulse of t ie
patient indicate, by some disturbance,
that it would be expedient to cxamilc
tho wound. The temperature and tV
pulse are the surgeon's guide: he tuU s
his cue from them. Xothing can v
amiss in the wound if these remair.
normal, and thus it follows that a lar.n
wound, such as that followiag an a
putation. heals soundly from first to
last, without any suppuration. Wl-at
a contrast with that which obta'nod in
former days! Suppuration was then
thought to be an indispensable part id
the healthy process cf liealiug. In i he
present time, on the contrary, a surgeon
is held to have failed in his practice t t
the principles of surgical cleanliness if,
in wounds originally aseptic, suppura
tion occurs. Nineteenth Century."
Hndit't Thought of That. "
Mr. Xorris I went to see uiy doctor
this morning, and he merely nodded to
me from the Inside room and went on
talking with some woman for about
half an hour. By that time I felt t-c
.nuoh better that. I came away without
consulting him. Good joke on the doc
Mr. Stokes I don't see it. Probably
he'll charge you 8A to the visit, all t ho
same. Brooklyn Life.
- - - I,
Where's that palate wherelnto foul
things sumetimou intrude not? Shakes
THE FARMING W0RLDJ
A PET JERSEY BULL.
Ilew an Intelligent Farmer Tamed tb
Head of the Herd.
Much has been said and writ tent
about viclousness in bulls, which, to a,
more or less degree, will hold good;
but a great deal of this peculiarly badl
trait In their characters could be
eliminated, were the proper means re
sorted to. The bull is a gregarious
animal; he likes not to be alone, and
one of the greatest stimulants to en
gender a cranky, vicious nature in him
is to keep him secluded, to isolate
him from his world, so that he sees
none of his kind and hears only the.
voice of his attendant. My own exi
perience in the treatment of a two-i
year-old bull, with seven-eightha-Jersey
blood in him, and the result ob
tained therefrom, may be interesting
as demonstrating some of the more,
docile traits in the animal's nature. 1
During the winter months I kept th
bull in a stable where the young stock:
were wintered, feeding him, on the
same rations as the latter received,
and driving him out to water along;
A. PET JERSEY BVI.T.
with his companions. He was always
tractable, never fractious, and showed'
no disposition to separate himself
from them. As soon as the cows were
let out to pasture he was allowed to go
with them wherever they went, except
into the yard where they were milked.
At the end of three months, I installed
him in one of the corners of the cow
stable, where he was kept until it was
time to bring the herd inside, when he
was removed to another stable by him
self. During the period of his in
carceration in the cow stable, he was
well looked after, kept scrupulous
ly clean by being supplied
daily with bedding material, fed and.
watered regularly. Here he was as
"gentle as a lamb." When leading
the bull to and from water, I have at
times done so by simply taking hold
of his horn, and at no time did I em
ploy any means other than the device
shown in the accompanying illustra
tion, which obviates the use of a
halter, being more speedily adjusted
and just as secure. It consists of a
piece of rope with a loop at one end,
which is thrown over one horn, a half
hitch being made around the other
horn, thus firmly securing the rope,
for the more the animal pulls the
tighter the rope is drawn. This same
device was used in tying him in the
cow stable, when the cows were out
side, thus allowing him the freedom of
walking around to the "end of his
tether," he, of course, being fastened
in the stanchions while the cows were
being milked. The statement has been
advanced that the bull should never
be petted, as that course has a ten
dency to lessen his virility. Be that as
it may, this Jersey was petted and ap
parently liked to be so, and no trouble
was ever experienced in the lines indi
cated. I had a herd of thirty cows and
his offspring in each case was always
healthy and strong, and never did his
efforts prove abortive. He knew his
name, answering to it whenever called,
aud he would come to eat salt, a po
tato, or a little silage out of my hand.
It may be that this Jersey was an ex
ception to the average bull, but I
think the care and kind treatment he
received was what made him so gentle
and docile. Alex Wallace, in Ameri
Why Souitt Dairymen Fall.
One source of great loss is lack of
skill in breeding. As far as possible
the producer of milk should put the
finished product into the hands of tho
consumer, for it is the finished product
that gives the profit, the raw material
does not. The skimming of milk for
cheese and not branding it just what
it is, is cheating. It is adulteration by
subtraction. The making bogus butter
is adulteration by addition. The fac
tory has done an irreparable injury to
the cheese industry of Ohio. I do not
think the factory men have been con
sciously dishonest, but by skimming
they have committed a great wrong. I
believe farmers must refuse to sell
milk to manufacturers of skimmed
milk cheese. The butter business is
better than the cheese industry be
cause it admits oi an unonstructea
sale to the consumer without the in
terference of tho middleman. The
farmer who does not sell a finished
product will not be prosperous. W. J.
Chamberlain, in Kural World,
Store Variety for Hog.
The fattening hog has usually less
variety in his feed than any other ani
mal. W hat is worse its nutriment is
concentrated in small bulk, and when
this feed is corn, as it usually is, there
is too much starch in it and too littlo
other nutrition. Tho result of such
feeding is that tho hogs become
surfeited and their digestion is injured.
They may increase fat, but it is not
good healthy pork, and they will not
gain so rapidly as if they hud greater
variety. I hey will eat cut clover hay In
considerable amounts if it is steamed.
and wheat middlings put on it.
Hogs thus fed will continue to grow
and may bo fattened until a year old
with profit. It is indigestion caused
by poor feeding more than anything
else which makes it unprofitable to
keep hogs after they weigh 150 to 300
pounds each. Colman's Kural World.
To Kill the mi.ter Beetle.
The blister beetle, or what some call
the old-fashioned potato bug, does not
like the Bordeaux mixture. This beotla
was very troublesome last year In cer
tain sections of the country. By put
ting a half pound of Paris green in a
barrel of the mixture the Colorado bug
may be killed, the blister beetle driven
away, and the potato blight prevent
ed, all in one operation. The same
combination should be tried with cau
tion on tomatoes. Tomato foliage will
not bear as much Paris green m the
foUage of potatoes. Blister beetle
have a decided preference "Jof V