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MS. H. ADAMS, Publisher.
THE CAPTAIN FR03I BATIL
Extract from the Memoirs of Ga-
briol Foote, Highwayman.
BY A. T. OCILLER-COUCH.
Our plan of attack upon Xanscarne
Iinu.se was a simple one.
I he old baronet, Sir Henry Dinnis,
look a just pride in his silverware
Koine of it dated from Elizabeth; for
Sir Harrv's prefif rrn t-irra nil f n t hpp
M the unhappy alternative of melting Jowe1 th justice of the contentioi
It down for Kino- Charles. hn1 tuln '"""al" "s '"1 ne went 01
arms against his majesty and come out
g I usually find myself clutching- at
my original res pectabditv "sir. all
though the force of circumstances hal
brought me thus low, I am by birtl
ana education gentleman. Havin-
told you this, I trust that vou will rel
member it, even in the heat of youj
"You speak almost as prettilv aa yod
write," he answered, scornfully, pullinJ
a letter from his pocket.
"This is beyond me," thought I; foil
of course, I knew it could be no lettel
of mine. Besides, a glance told me thai
I had never set eyes on the paper ol
handwriting iM-fore. I think niv ne.
remark showed self-nossessionl
vould you be kind enough to e.J
plain?" I asked.
"I rather think that should be yotil
business , said he: and. faith. I al
It astonishes you. I dare sav.
this letter in mv hand?
It did. I acknowledged it with
ne uogan to read in an attected, mini
icking voice: "My ever-loved KatJ
s.nce your worthy but wrong-headil
"Father!" It sounded like an echl
It came from the young lady, who h:J
sprung lorward mdignantlv and w:I
holding out a hand for the letter. "Til
servants: .Have you not degraded nl
enough?" She stamned her .jot.
The old gentleman folded up the hi
ter again and gave it into her hand wH
a cold bow. She was handing it to nieJ
of the troubles of those times with
wealth and credit.
The house, too, was Elizabethan
shaped like the letter L, and, like thai
iciier, lacing eastward, me longer
arm, which looked down the steep slopt-
ot tne jwirk, contained the entrance
hull, chapel, dining-hall, principal liv
ing rooms and kitchens.
The ground floor of the other (and to
us more impo.-tant) arm was taken U-
by the housekeeier's rooms, audit-
loom and various offices, the butler's
bedroom and the strong-room, where
the plate lay. On the upijcr floor a
loinr frallerv full of lectures ran frrmi
end to end. with a line of doors on the oh the unfathomable depth of wo
southern side, all nneninn- intn ll. n"-wnen lie interfered.
rooms, except one which led to the
Xow, properly shaking, the strong
room was no strong-room at all. It had
an ordinary deal door and an ordinary
country -made lock. But in some waw
it was very strong, indeed. The only
Approach to it on the ground floor lay
through the butler's brdroom, of whic!
you might call it but a cupboard. It
had no window, and could nottherefon
be attacked from outside. The ver
Fuiall amount of light that entered i'
filtered through a pane of glass in the
wall of the back staircase, which ran
tip close, liehind.
I have said enough, I hope, for an
reflective man to draw the conclusion
that, since we desired no unpleasant
ness with the butler fa man betweer
50 and CO, and notoriously incorrupt!- "vo" m'PUt -it least exhibit enough
tile), our only plan was to make an en
1 ranee upstairs by the long window a;
the end of the picture gallery, or corri-dor--whichever
you choose to call it--descend
the back stairs, remove the
pane of glass from the wall and gain
For your own delectation, if y
win, nn.ss; but as your protector I m
ask you not to give it back."
He turnad towards me again. As
did so I eautrht over his shoulder.
fancied I caught, a glance from Mi
Kate that was at once a warningand :
appeal. The next moment her ev
were bent shame-fast uiion the floor.
began to divine.
Said I: "If that's a sample of yov
manner toward your daughter, eve
you, in your cooler moments, can hare
ly wonder that she chooses another pr
Protector'" he reijeated. lifting hi
eyebrows, and that infernal footma
"If you can't behave with common n
liteness to a lady." I nut in. sm.-irtll
the strong-room through the opening.
The house was dark from end to end.
ond the. stable clock had just chimed
the quarter after uiidn'glit, when I
vent up the ladder. 1 never looked for
much carefulness in this honest coun
try household, but I did expect to spend
2(1 minutes on the heavy lead-work o."
the lower panes, and it seemed as good
as a miracle to find the lattice unlatched
and opening to the first gentle pull.
1 pressed it back, hitched it under a
stem of ivy that the wind might not
(.lain it after me, and, signalling down
uuv uuruiirciice to lav nolil of im n
guinent that's is plain as the nose o
Gently, my good sir!" said he. "I)
you know that, if I choose. I can marc!
you olT to- jail for a common house
I should think I did know it
plt'-ruey sight better than he!
ui-Kiu nun ne went on. "vou
look like one. for all the world."
I Ins was saiiing too close for my lik
ii. i . i . .. ...
viu gi-iuicman. said I. "you are
wearisomely dull. Possibly I had bet
ter explain at length. To be franl
t!ien, 1 had counted, in case of fa i hi it
to avoid all scandal to your daughter'
name. I had hoped you (you will ex
i use me) to have carried i..r r.fT
to Jimmy at the foot of the ladder to ,'vn,,,'l you until I could present mysel
wait for my report, pulled myself over
the sill and dropped softly into the gal
lery. And then somebody stepped quickly
from behind the heavy window curtain,
reached out and shut the lattice smart
ly behind me, and said:
"Show a light, Jenkins, and let u
have a look at the gentleman."
Though it concerned my neck, I was
taken too quickly aback to stir, but
stood like a stuck pig, while the butler
fumbled with his tiiid'r-box.
"Light all the candles."
"If it plea.se you, Sir Harry," Jenkins
Biis-Aered, pulling at the tinder.
I'he lirst thing I saw by the blue
2:ght of the brimstone mulch was th
barrel of old Sir Harry's pistol glim
uiiring about six inches from my nos
On my left stood a long-legged fool
man, also with a pistol. But all this.
though discomposing, was no mot
than I had begun to exiH'et. Wha
really startled me, as old Jenkins li
the candles, wus the sight of two won:
en standing a few paces off, beneath
a tall picture of a gentleman with :i
bic lae-e collar. One of them, a shor
woman with a bunchy slir.j', I recoj
nized for the housekeeper. The other
I guessed as quickly to be Sir Harry's
daughter. Mistress Kate a tall and
slender young lady, nark-haired, and
handsome as any man cculd wish. Sin
was virapiied in a long traveling cloai
the hood of which fell a little off her
shoulders, allowing a glimpse of white
satin. A train of white satin reached
below the cloak and coiled about her
.Now, the change from darkness to
ery bright light for Jenkins went
down the gallery, lighting candle after
candle, as if for a big reception madi
us all wink a bit. And excitement would
-account for the white of the young
Jady's cheeks I dare say I had turned
pretty pale myself. But it did not seem
-to me to account for her look of sheer
blank astonishment no, it was more
than this; a wild kind of wonder w ould
be nearer the mark that came to her
-eves and staved there. And I didn't
.quite see why she should put a hand sud
denly against the wainscot, and from
sickly white go red as fire, and then
buck to white again. If they were sit
ting up for housebreakers, I was de
cidedly a better-looking one than they
had any right to expect. The eyes of
the others were fastened on me. I was
the only one to take note of the girl's
lehavior, and I declare I spared a sec
ond from the consideration of n;y own
r;:se to wonder what the deuce was the
matter with her.
"Weil, upon my soul!" cried Sir Har
ry. with something between a laugh
and a sniff of disgust; and the footman
on the other side of me echoed it with
a siliy cackle. "He certainly doesn't
4ook as if he came from Bath!"
"Sir!" I expostulated for when,
is her husband. If baffled in this. I nro
' iiiase my escape as a common
mrglar, surprised upon your premises.
it seems to me," 1 wound up. including
i ne Mi ree servants with an indignant
sweep of my arm, "that you might well
n.ne emulated my delicacy! As it is.
1 must trouble you to recognize it."
Jieaven send," l ad led to myself.
mat tne real inamorato keeps his
l unglmg foot out of this till I g-Pt
" ar- 1 reflected witn much com-
l'.rt that he was hardly likely lo make
an attempt upon premises so brilliant
ly lit up.
"In justice to my daughter's taste."
replied Sir Harry, "lam willing tolielieve
you looked something less like a jail
bird when she met you in the Pump.
Boom at Bath. You iae fine clothe?
in your portmanteau, no doubt, and i
si.icerely trust they make all the dif
ferencf to your appearance. But a fini'
suit is no exjiensive outfit for the cap
ture of an heiress. Vou may be the
commonest of adventurers. How ilo 1
know, even, what right you have to the
njsine you carry?"
If he didn't, it was still more certain
that I didn't. Indeed, he had a con
spicuous ad vantage p venue in knowing
what that name was. Tiiis very nainf ul
difficulty had hardly presented itself.
however, before the girl s wit smoothed
it away. She spoke up looking as in
nocent as an rngel. loo.
Capt. Kitzroy Pilkington could add
no lustre to his name, father, by giving
it to me. His family is as good as our
own, and his name is one to be proud
"So it is, my dear," thought I, "if I
u only remember it. So it's Cant.
Fitzroy Pilkinsrton I am and frnm
B:ith. Decidedly I should have taken
some time in guessing it."
l suppose, sir, I may take it for
granted you have uot brought your
credentials here to-night?" said the
eld boy, with a grim 3iiile.
It was lucky he had not thought of
seaicning my pockets for them.
Scarcely, sir," I answered, smilinir
too and catching his mood; and then
thought I would play a bold card for
freedom. "Come, come, sir." I said:
I have tried to deceive yoa, and you
u.ve enjoyed a very adequate re venire.
Do not prolong thus interview to the
point of inflicting torture on two hearts
wliose only crime is that of loving too
ardently. You have your daughter.
Suffer me to return to the inn in the
llage, and in the morning I will call
on you with my credentials and humbly
asK for her hand. If, on due ex.imin.i-
ion of my history and circumstances.
you see fit to refuse me why, then you
make two lovsrs miserable; but I g'm
you my word the word of a Fitzrov
Ukington that I will respect that de-
ision. U'arcius junctas quatiam fenes
tras,' or, rather, I will discontinue 1he
pardon you when he has my messagi
for Sir Harry's temper is notoronsly inil
And with that I turned and left him
for it was high time to find out hov
iimmy n;.a oecn uring. the nasi
night s cxperirnce must have given hii
a shock, and I reckoned to give him a:
other. I wasn't disappointed, eithe
1 walked leisurely down the villa;
street, and then crossed the hedge ii
doubled back on the high moors.
length, drawing near the old gravel-p
wliers wc nad fixed lo meet in case
scparation. I dropped on all-fours a
so came up to tiie edge and gave
Jimmy was sitting with his back
me, and about to cut a hunch of bre;
to eat with his cold baeon for brca
fast. Instead, he cut his thumb, aij
jiiimm" up, singing out:
'S'help me, bu' ' never looked to sa
you again ouUide y the dock!"
.o moi-'- yui end, said 1; rn
climbing down and sitting on a gravi
neap beside nun, I told him all tl
And now, Jimmy," I wound i
"you musl gurss what I'm going tod
"I don t need to," said he. "I knew
"I wager you don't."
"I w ager I do. '
"Well, then, I'm going back. V
that what vou gufsscd?"
"I think you will not."
"Ah. but I will," said i. "I swore 1
the blood of a Fitroy Pilkington Jl
ne uacK :n the morning, and I can t it
treat from so tremendous an oath
that. Back I mean to go. As for 11
real captain if enptain he is I fat
I've seared him out of the neighborhod
for some imie to come. And as for tl
credentials, I fancy, at my time of );f
1 should b able lo write niv own coii
mendation. I believe the eld boy ha;j
sneaking good-will towards me. Icaa
mswer for the girl; but I can answ
that she'll hold her tongue for awh
it all events. Tjis life doesn't becx.d
man of my cducatior and ntituij
bility. Aad the risk is worth running
"I wouldn't, if I w ere j-ou,' says U
"And why not?" i
"Well, you see, when I heard the noise
last night, and all the place grew light
as it did, I was just starting to run lor
earlife.tillitstruokmetiiat if the folks
meant to go searching for me they
wouldn't btgin by lighting the picture
gallery from end to end. So I drew close
under shadow of the wall and waited,
ready to run at any moment. But after
awhile, finding that nothing happened,
I grew curious and crept up after you
and looked in through the window,
very cautious A nice fix you seemed
to be in; but old Jenkins was there.
And while Jenkins was there "
" ell ?"
"Well, I should have thought you
might have guessed. The bolt of his
bedroom window wasn't hard to fo-ce.
nor the lock of the small room. Beinc
single-handed, I had to pick and choose
what to carry off. But if you'll look
under the bracken yonder, you'll own
I know my way among silverware."
I looked at him for a moment, and
then lay gently back on the turf and
laughed till 1 was tiled of laughing.
From Wandering Heath.
She Tou know you would be just
as happy if you didn't kiss me." He
"Hut do you suppose I am selfish enough
to think only of myself ?" Kehoboth
"Yes," said on" theatrical manager,
"that artist's salary is $500 a week."
"Indeed!" replied the other. "Do you
mind telling me how :nuch she gets?"
"I wish those electric sleighs were
in use in Pittsburgh," remarked Miss
Point Breeze to Miss Schenley Park.
"Why?" "I understand they can be
guided by the feet alone." Pittsburgh
C hron icle-Telegraph.
"Say, Jack Perkins has asked me
to lend him ten dollars." "Well, do it.
As a personal favor to me let him have
it." "Persona! favor to you?" "Yes.
If you don't let him have it, he will
come to me for it." Harper's Bazar.
Itagson Tatters "Talk about hard
luck, if I didn't get it proper!" Boiling
stone Xomoss-"What waz dat?" Uug
son Tatters "Why, 1 swiped a diamon
necklace, an' a'ter all me trouble I
foun' it belonged to a actress." Phila
Brother Jack (savagely) "You'd
belter drop that Tom Highby, Maud.
He's little better than a card-sharp."
Maud "Why. Jack; how can you say
that?" Brother Jack-"We played
poker six hours last night and quit
even." Leslie's Weekly.
-j. reniCV-t. said -Mrs. lrwwire.
GLIMPSE INTO THC FUTURE. !
Inn Predictions bj a Prophet Who Hu
Previously Bit the Mark.
Over 40 years ago an old German
nennit published in a Bavarian paper
B curious prophecy. In it he foretold
the Austro-Ikisa;&i3 and Franco-Rus
sian wars, the death of Pope Pius and
the Turko-Iiussian debate at arms.
He Baid that Getmany would hare threa
emperors in one year before the end of
the century, and indicated the death of
two I'nited States presidents by assas
sination. AH these things have come
to pass. In the same article he said
that when the 20th century oj ns great
seismic disturbances will take place,
which will cuu::e the submersion of
Xew York city and the western half
of the city of Havana. Cuba is to
break in two, while Florida and Lower
California are to suffer total extinction.
The shock of these earthquakes will
raze buildings to the ground in almost
every city on the continent; millions
of lives and billions' worth of property
will be lost.
There is to be a change in economic
conditions of almost every civilized na
tion, jtie loreteus tne grow,h ot a
democratic spirit in England, which
will result hi a revolution that will
overthrow the present form of govern
ment and make the country a republic
lie says the last ruler of England will
be the best the country eer hud, and
the first president of the new nation
will be one of the royal family.
Queen Victoria is by long odds the
best ruler England ha3 ever had, and in
a recent speech the prince of Walea
said it is his desire to live to see Eng
land a republic. According to the her-
nit, liussia, France and Italy will form
n alliance, and will enter into wa
lth Turkey. This war is to be the
utgrowth of Turkish peisecution of
hristian subjects. The triple alii
ance will conquer the domain of th
sick man of the east. At the expira
tion of the war complcations will arise
which will plunire Italy and France
into wnr with iiussia. The result will
be that the two countries will be gob
hied up by the northern power and will
cease to exist as independent nations.
While the war is being waged between
them the pope will move the seat of
Catholicism from Borne to some town
in southern Ireland.
A rebellion will take place in th
land of the shamrock, in which the
country will become independent of
England. Then a conflict will arise
between the ultra-Catholics of the
south of Ireland and the ultra-rrot-estants
of the north, in which the south
erners will be the victors. A kingdom
will be established, and it is predicted
that the reign of the first potentate
will become historic for its tyranny.
The prophet paints a dark future for
the I'nited States. He says at theclos-;
of the century a feeling of unrest will
seize the people. This feeding will be
the outgrowth of unequal social and
economic conditions. He prctiicts that
the 2i"th president will be the last ex
eeuti'.e head of the United States. Dur
ing his administration the discontented
Siasses will break into open relellioiit
nil the established form of govern
ment will be rent asunder, and for a
year or more anarchy will prevail.
When order shall be brought out of
chaos six republics will be formed, with
capitals at the following cities: San
rrancisco, Denver, ew Orleans, St.
Louis, Washington and Boston. X. Y.
SCHOOL AND CHURCH.
One million two hundred and eighty
tix thousand eight hundred and sixty
three persona visited the Atlanta expo
sition. Indiana Baptists contributed last
year to all denominational purposes, as
reported in the Annual, an average of
four dollars per capita.
Miss Gertrude Simmons, the Sioux
Indian girl who carried off the oratori
cal honors at the Earlham (Ind.) col
lege the other day, was educated at a
Quaker school in Wabash, Ind. She was
born on the Sioux reservation near
Dead wood. S. D., 22 years ago.
Dr. William Awdry, bishop-suffragan
of Southampton, England, has
accepted an appointment as Anglican
bishop of Japan, the Society for the
Propagation of the Goiipel in Foreign
Parts having offered to provide the sup
port. The Greek government has issued
permits allowing the American school
of archaeology to conduct excavations
at Corinth for historical and scientific
purposes. Work will commence as soon
as the weather permits.
Miss Helen Culver, who recently
gave $1,000,000 to the Uniyersity of Chi
cago, inherited a property variouslyes
timated at from $7,000,000 to $10,000,000
from her cousin, Charles J. Hull, for
many years prominent in large real
estate transactions in the west, whose
confidential secretary she was. Miss
Culver possesses extraordinary busi
ness ability and is greatly interested in
w orks of charity and ed ucation.
Corea has only enjoyed one decade
of Protestant missionary work, and yet
there are 42 regular congregations, be
sides some 20 places where services are
held, 523 communicants and 567 cate
chumens. There are nine Sabbath
schools with 455 scholars, who con
tribute above $1,000. Six churches have
native pastors, and 202 communicants
were received during the past year.
Pagan persecution has broken down,
and recently the hermit kingdom sent
a Christian man as its minister to Wash
'ngton. United Presbyterian.
A VALUABLE BOOK.
The Chinese nose is of a different
type from the Japanese. The Japanese
big nose showed its superiority to the
Chinese snub during the 1st war is
1 eastern Asia,
"o one has, up to date, been able sat
isfactorily to diagnose the aftcr-effeeSa
of this remarkable epidemic. An emi
nent authority, in commenting on its
peculiarities, says that fresh r.ir is the
best tonic and restorer. Among the
more serious symptoms of conva
lescence is the extreme depression to
which the patient is liable. In this state
a suicidal tendency is often developed,
end hysteria is not uncommon. Thi.
is specially noted in cases where there
has been a great deal of pain in the
head. Pleasant and absorbing occupa
tion is one of the best helps to recovery.
Nourishing food, not too conc-ntrated,
a reasonable amount of exercise, stop
ping far short of the point of weari
ness, are also advantageous. A bove all,
indulgence in depression should bt
avoided, as this may develop into a
chronic melancholia, and end in a men
tal disease of a serious character. As d
summary of treatment, take plenty of
fresh air, simple tonics, nouri-diu g food
und laugh and enjoy everything thai
comes in the way. X. Y. Ledger.
31 launders tnod.
"Hannah," said the mistress to the
oew girl, "you can take tli.t brown
serge dress of mine and put it in soak."
"Yes'm," said Hannah, "who's yonr
fav'rite pawnbroker? Detroit i"re
TEN MILLION TONS OF COAL.
New York Annually Consume Thli
Amount with Little Smoke.
prominent New York coal mer
chant, while showintr a rittsbure-h
friend about New York on the occasion
of the latter'i first visit to the metropo
lis, took him to the U- of .'ne of the
very hignest build:ngs in town and
pointed out to him the chtferent ob
jects of interest t!iat coul: lie seen.
1 he western man took in the beautiful
iew of the bay nd then looked north
ward over miles' and nrlts o. rovfs aud
chimneys, over the vast expanse ol
street and park, business buddings and
dwellings, and then turned t- his friend
with the reuiar that the most astonish
ing thing to h?m was that it was sc
clear. .Not a Wot ot smoke marred the
landscape. Clear and brilliant in the
sun of a brill-ant winter day. New
York was clean ind neat and the great
est possible contrast to the dingy and
grimy cities of the ves, where the use
of coal is not restricted to certain kinds.
Xew Yorkers hare made a study of
the combustion cf coa'. and they have
learned how lu get the most out of it
with the least dirt and smoke. The
enormous amcv.nt of 10,000,000 tons of
anthracite coal is now burned every
year in Xew York, and thi is not at
all remarkable when it is considered to
what an extent the use of coal enters
into the everyday life of the people.
The coai dealers of Xew York are le
gion, and the business has grown to
immense proportions. The ease with
which coal can be shipped to Xew
York and unloaded in order to get it to
the market with the least possible hand
ling has contributed to a great extent
to the success which Xew York coal
merchants have attained. X. Y. Mai
A Remarkable Youth.
"Have you any offspring?" inquired
the se.ere, long-haired passenger,
through his nose, of a stranger by his
"Oh, yes, sir," vns the polite reply,
"Ah, indeed! Does he ue wobacco?''
"Xever touches it in any form."
"I'm glad to hear that. Tobacuw is
monstrously sir fill. Does he indulge
in spirituous liquors?"
"Xever tasted a drop in his life."
"Excelleut. Stay cut nights?"
"Xo, sir. Xever thinks of going out
"I'm very much pleased to know th i,
lir. Your son is a remarkable young
"Oh, he's not a young man. He's a
two-niuntlia'-old baby." Bajr City Chat
Searched For Many Years It Hrought For
tune to Its Finder.
Among the most valuable books in
the world are those few still extant
which bear the name of John Gutten
burg, the printer and publisher, who
flourishe-d soon after printing was dis
covered 14.10. The value in which the
works are held is shown by the enor
mous prices they fetch on the rare oc
casions when any of them find their
way to the auction mart.
At the commencement of the present
century the house of a certain peer
w ho possessed the first book John Gut
tenburg ever printetl was broken into.
the thieves carrying off, among other
treasures, this book, which for years
lifter was diligently sought for, without
One evening, some time since, a
blacksmith stopped in front of a book
seller's window in London. He knew
nothing of books, but descrying one
looking older than the others, he
ph.nked down his penny, and, throwing
it on a shelf when he got home, forgot
all about it.
One of his lodgers, a porter in the
British museum, noticing- that it wa
dated 1450, asked permission to show
it to the museum authorities. A day
or two later the blacksmith was asked
to call. The secretary who saw him
then asked what he wanted for tho
book. Xot knowing what to reply, the
"What will you give?"
"What do you say to CO?" was the
The astonishment which overspread
the blacksmith's face was taken by th
ollieial for disgust; so, saying: "1 will
see if we can give any more," he hur
ried from the room, returning present
ly w ith an offer of U0, which, needlesa
to say, was accepted.
Sooner than have lost Guttenburg's
book the museum would have paid
2,000. The librarians of the great
Paris library would have cheerfully
paid 2,500 for this book. Albany
First Native Phlladelphlaa.
There is an inquiry as to who wai
the first native-born Philndelphian.
His name was John Drinker. His father
left Beverly, Mass., some time subse
quently to 1670, and then came to the
shores of the Delaware, then inhabited
by Indians and a few Swedes. At a spot
that is now designated as Second and
Walnut streets the elder Drinker erect
ed a cabin that was the primitive house
of Philadelphia, Therein John Drink
er was born on Christmas eve, 1680,
which was two years before the ar
rival of William Penn's colonists. John
went to Boston when 12 yeais of age
to serve an apprenticeship to a cabinet
maker, but he returned to his nativ
home in 1745 and lived there until hia
death, Xovember 17, 1782. He waa
nearly 102 years old, and his son has
put upon record his belief that hia
death was caused "by drawing excessive
hot smoke of tobacco into his mouth."
What a terrible warning to those who
use the weed! Had John Drinker not
been a consumer of the plant that Sir
Walter Raleigh mode world-famous h
might hs.ve lived to a green old age.
instead of being prematurely cut dowu
in the early part of his second century.
To Make Good Tea.
Tea should never touch nietaL It
should be kept in pajjer, wood, glass or
porcelain. To make it, put a small
quantity in a porcelain cup, fill the lat
ter with boiling water, cover it with a
porcelain saucer and let it stand three
minutes. Then, if you desire to be on
epicure, drink only the upper layer of
the golden liquid, throw the rest away,
rinse the cup and begin again. Xever
use sugar. Do not nse milk. It ruins
the flavor of the tea, and the combina
tion injures the stomach. So th Chi- -nese
say, and they ought to know their
own beverage. Above all things, do not
boil the tea. N. Y. World.