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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, i89t;
Acceptable Presenta In Attractive Arti
cles Novel, I'aeful and Kaslly Made.
The lengthening evenings afford a good
opportunity for work to those who like to
make their preparations for Christmas
giving in a leisurely way, and a few hints
an to wimt is new in fancy work anil in ar
ticie pretty, useful and easily made are
For elderly people or invalids cushions
of every description are acceptable pres
ents; for cushion work forms ail sorts of
scraps of silk and satin may be used. The
The bolster slme of cushion is popular for
the !ack of chairs.
In fancy pincushions there are variouR
shapes. A square shape, covered with
satin and eded with cord, having occa
sionally a little embroidery introduced,
looks well; or t he same shape covered with
embroidery. There is another style, called
the Siamese twins, with one square over
the other, like a French pouf ottoman.
The bolster form also finds favor, or the
sack cushion madeof various colored silks;
sometimes three of different colors are tied
An umbrella case or case for holding
traveling wraps is a useful present. The
best material to use is pray ticking, which
can be embroidered upon in fancy stitches
with colored wools, siiksor narrow braid
ing, thus making it ornamental, and the
name of the recipient may also lie added if
A fan photograph holder is a pretty and
convenient thing. First cover a palm leaf
fan with cotton wadding and then with
silk. Then cover a semicircle of cardboard
in the same way and insert it in the handle.
The photographs are slipped between this
and the actual fan. An ordinary fan has
the semicircular strip inserted above the
ribs and the photographs are ranged in a
Bags for holding fancy work, worsteds or
odds and ends, are of colored sateen or
pretty cretonne. A desirable size is about
sixteen inches wide and fourteen deep, with
a fall of deep lace below the draw string.
Attractive lags for soiled linen, thirty
four inches long and twenty-one inches
wide, with a deep hem reaching almost to
the draw string, of coarse linen, are pow
dered over with stars or detached daisies of
good size. The outline of t he flower is of one
shade, and the filling in, which is merely
herring boning from side to side of the
petal, of another. This is very quick, easy
and effective work.
An ordinary berry basket is trimmed up
to make an attractive hanging catchall; it
is lined with cashmere or any pretty ma
terial and covered outside with sat i n ; a fiat
bow of ribbon ornament the middle of
each of the four sides; the end of a ribbon
Is fastened as a bow on each corner of the
basket and the basket is suspended by these
four ribbons, which are brought together
One of the newest ideas in crochet is
making small butterflies, sprigs of flowers
and other designs to 1 applique to t he
corners of tea cloths, sideboard cloths and
similar pieces of work, either by themselves
or introduced among embroidery. To
carry these out successfully it is essential
that the work should lie executed tightly
and evenly, and I hat tii linest. thread only
lie used. When delicately crocheted these
are adapted to mounting in the corners of
pocket handkerchiefs. Sprays and wreaths
of this fine work look well' if mounted
upon photograph frames, handkerchief
sachets or workbags, made of colored vel
vet, satin or plush.
Small Points in Carving.
A fillet of veal should lie sliced from the
top, a loin of veal from the small end.
Tongue and ham should be cut very t hin;
the center slices of tongue are considered
All meats should be placed on comfort
ably large dishes, as hick of room prevents
The guests should express a preference
for rare or well done, the carver giving
some of the tenderloin to each.
A. sirloin of beef should lie laid with the
tenderloin Jown, cut in thin slices, then
turn and cut the ot her side.
The best parts of fish lie near the head.
If there is any roe put a part on each date,
lie careful in serving fij.li not to break it.
A fish knife or a knife with a broad blade
is the best.
This work is not beyond the powers of
amateurs; it is. however, one requiring
considerable time and patience, and de
manding practice at the start. First of
all, the surface of the wood should lie well
rublied with fine glass paper, and the dust
from this removed. A sort of cushion or
pad is then made with flannel; this tnnst
be thoroughly wetted with French polish,
a clean piece of linen or muslin stretched
over it, and a drop of linseed oil applied to
the face. With this, polish in circles with
light but regular pressure, this process to
be repeated at intervals until the requisite
polish is obtained. Ordinary French polish
will do for exjM'riinents, but it darkens the
color of wood or stain; therefore colorless
polish is essential for delicate work.
A Simpie and Useful Little Ciift.
A hint to Christmas workers is repre
sented in the illustration of a handker
chief case, here reproduced from The Dee-
A HAMIKtllCHIEF CASE.
orator and Furnisher. This case is nine
inches square and the foundation is of
pink satin. Over this is placed a crocheted
cover of white Shetland wool made in a
loose, open stitch. The edge is finished
with a crocheted scallop, and this is tipped
with pink knitting silk. Where the open
ing in the center is, the satin is used as a
facing and left to show.
Bows of ribbon are used to finish 'this
simple and useful little gift.
Pound three ounces of almonds, one
quarter pound of butter, two ounces of
ugar, with a little rose water till it be
comes a thick paste. Spread it on a but
tered tin, bake in a slow oven. When cold
divide it into eight pieces, put a spoonful
of preserve on each piece, and cover with
VA-UE OF LINSEED OIL MEAL.
Tliinirs That Are Told in a ltnlletln Issued
from the Ohio Station.
Chemical analysis shows that old pro
cess linseed oil ineal contains an aver
age t f about 5 per cent, of nitrogen, 2
per c mt. of phosphoric acid and per
cent, of potash. Nitrogen may be pur
chase 1 in nitrate of soda at about fifteen
cwM per pomid, phosphoric acid in raw
lxne meal at about five cents,' and pot
ash iii muriate of potash at four and one
half tents, these beinif among the cheap
est s mrces of fertilizing substances.
Vain d at those prices, says the Ohio sta
tion I ulletin, a ton of old process linseed
oilim al would lie worth about eighteen
dollai That is to say, the farmer could
as we 1 afford to pay eighteen dollars per
ton ff r old process linseed oil meal to be
applit d directly to the soil as a fertilizer,
as to Miy the current prices for the or
dinary fertilizers of commerce.
Nev-' process oil meal contaius about 1
per cent, mow nitrogen than old process,
which raises its comparative fertilizing
value to twenty-one dollars per ton, or
the p ice at which coarse new process
meal is now offered in carload lots in the
Ohio inark.i. As it has been demon
strated that not more than one-third of
the fertilizing value of a feeding stuff is
lost if feeding, provided the manure is
carefully saved' and used, the bulletin
referred to calls the attention of Ohio
farnie-s to the fact that iu this way lin
seed o;l meal offers a far cheajier source
of fer:ility than any of the so called
commercial fertilizers or phosphates.
Subtest ions for the Poultry Yard.
The season is here when in poultry
yards, where birds are kept in damp and
ill ven ,il:iTod houses, the foundation for
roup that most fatal of all poultry dis
eases is laid. An ordinary cold neg
lected very soon develops into roup;
hence :irst symptoms must be taken in
hand at once. The first sign is sneezing
and rawing at tin- nose. As soon as this
is obse-ved the affected bird ought to lie
isolated at once, placed in a warm spot
where -.here are no drafts and the usual
remedi s and preventives administered.
Bear ii mini that cold weather is less
danger uis than damp. It is a gvid plan
now to give iron tonic in water all
round, especially to tne late chickens.
Diarrhea is another disease caused by
cold ai d wet weather; in chickens it is
often d te to. improper diet. Bone dust
is an t xcellent preventive, and growing
chickers should always have it. If
stniptO'iis appear, try feeding with
boiled lice. mixed With a little powdered
chalk. If the case is bad, try rice boiled
in mi!k As soon as a fowl is ailing, iso
late it rntil you are certaiR whether the
sicklies:- is contagious. Many diseases
are com agious, and whatever the attack
may lie, the sick bird will recover soonest
Silage v. thus Air Dried Fodder.
Director .s.nlKrti, in a bulletin issued
from tl e Utah station, expresses, as he
jdid in h s bulletins while at the Missouri
station, i decided preference for dry fod
der over ensilage. To the fanners of
Utah he says with confidence thnt more
loss in 1 arvesting and storing food by
the silo system will lie involved up to
the feed ng point than by the air-drying
system, iul tuis js undoubtedly true of
most of he vast area lying west of the
one hundredth meridian. He further
more thinks it a question whether cap
ping shocks of corn fodder until well
dried an 1 then packing them close in a
tight barn will not conserve the fodder
better than the silo in most other sec
tions of he country.
After describing the silo at the Utah
station, 1 rofssor Sanborn says: "TJiesilo
will hold eighty tons of fodder, and with
lumlier at 18 to $20 per 1,000 feet would
cost froi i $2 to $2.25 per ton. This is
for gree;i food, four-fifths of which is
water. rt requires 4 tons of green food
to make one of air dried food, and there
fore the ilo would cost $9 to $10 per ton
of dry fo id held."
Some Convenient Form of Knots.
The accompanying cuts here repro
duced fn iu Popular Science. News illus
trate the various ways in which a rope
may lie i;uickly and firmly attached to
objects o; varying size and weight, and
are self explanatory.
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VARIOUS WAYS A ROPE MAY BE TIED.
The knt t represented in Fig. 1 is firm
enough for a light stick of timber or
similar oliject, while Figs. 2, 3 or 4 can
be used w aere a stronger fastening is re
quired. . ngs. 5 and 6 show two con
venient mothods of suspending a barrel,
either horizontally or vertically; while
for a bag r sack the efficient fastening
shown in Fig. 7, or the simpler one shown
in Fig. 8, will be found secure and conven
ient. Alltl e above fastenings can lie made
from a eii gle piece of rope, and their
construction will lie evident from an in
spection oi the engravings.
To give delicacy of flesh to chitfkem?
make their principal food for a week or
ten days lie fore killing barley meal moist
ened with :nilk. Alternate with Indian,
meal; scaltl with either water or milk.
During the process keep the chicks con
fined in a darkened room, is advice given,
in The Poultry Yard.'
The Phil.ulelphia Farm Journal tells,
that a good thing for a cheap paint and
one that in durable is to mix yellow
ncher with cial tar. The color is green,
and it does well for coarse woodwork or
For perfect popping, corn Bhould be a
year or mere old and care should be
taken to l eep it where mice cannot
reach it. ... a, .
The Speakership Fight.
Mr. Springer has shown that
he is a good politician. In all
the contest over the speaker
ship he never once lost his
temper, and when he was fin
ally forced to yield he so man
aged as to bear away the
honors of the fray. This was
a great thing to do. In ac
complishing it he gratified his
friends, and at the same time
he administered a severe re
buke to those who refused to
stand by him .to . the end.
Springer is an indefatigable
worker and by his action in
this struggle he has shown the
country that he possesses bet
ter metal than he has yet been
credited with. He has a great
future before him if he will
but take care of himself. To
this end let him see that he
preserves his health. Most
members of congress give way
to some form of pulmonary
trouble. If Mr. Springer will
take Reid's German Cough
and Kidney Cure he will es
cape all danger from this
source. This great remedy is
the best thing in the world for
coughs, colds and every form
of disease that attacks the re
spiratory organs. This makes
it invaluable for men who
have to talk in public, especial
ly in open air. The remedy
contains no opiate, so that it
can be taken at any time with
out fear of subsequent danger.
It will cure all throat trouble
from simple hoarseness to the
worst form of bronchitis, You
can get it of any druggist, but
be sure to ask for Reid's, and
take no other.
Sylvan Remedy Co.,
A. TIME SAVING DEVICE.
A Reformation In the Poultry llonae
Which It Will ray Farmers to Adopt.
Some day look into half a dozen poul
try houses when you are driving out and
see how few, even of the improved ones,
are kept clean, This one piece of work
is the great bugbear in the business.
Why? First, it is a dirty job, becoming
still more disagreeable by neglect ; second,
it takes so much time that it is put off.
It is easy and not unpleasant to keep the
roosts clean, if it be done every morning
and in the right way, affirms a corre
spondent in the Philadelphia Farm
Journal, who writes about the matter in
By watching things I found that my
chicken roosts took more of my time
than all other poultry affairs, so' I just
set about correcting them. I give yon a
drawing of the reformation. I first built
a smooth droppings board and then
nailed a trough just under its outer
edge. These are stationary. Then I got
a soap box and put it under the end of
the trough. The perches are bnilt in a
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All the Same in Kngliah.
One of our fashionable clergyman re
ceived quite a shock to his a-sthetic senses
the other evening. He was informed
that he was wanted in his study, where
he found a young man and woman from
the rural districts waiting to see 1 ;m.
'Good evening," he said courte. nsly;
"what pan 1 do for you?"
"Yon tell, Jemimy," said the man,
nudging the girl.
"No, you tell, Sim,' she giggled ba k.
"We've come to get hitched," said he
"W-b-a-t?" ejaculated the surprised
clergyman. -I really don't understand
you, my friend.
As the man sat dumb the girl ventured
"He means, sir, that we want to get
"I'm as much in the dark as ever,"
said the now bewildered minister; "will
you kindly explain?"
The man scratched his head.
"We thought, Jemimy an me, we'd
.Still the minister did not comprehend
and Jemima took her turn.
"We've come to be jined."
"Ah, I understand excuse me," said
the minister, on whom the light of
knowledge had just dawned? "you wish
to be joined in the holy bonds of wed
lock. Stand up."
And in five minutes they were hitched,
spliced, tied and "jined" according to
the laws of church and state. Detroit
. V la
Senator Stanford of Cali
fornia has. it is said, become a
convert of spiritualism. The
senator is rich enough to be
lieve anything he likes. It
will be interesting, though, to
ascertain whether the spirits
are urging him to make the
race for president on the alli
ance ticket. The best thing
that the senator can do, if he
has made up his mind to run,
is to take Reid's German
Cough and Kidney Cure with
diligence. This great remedy
is the best thing for the voice
that was ever put on the mar
ket. It contains no poison, but
is composed of pure and sim
ple materials that act at once
and relieve the lungs of all
trouble. For bronchial diffi
culties it is without a rival. It
contains no opium so that it
dees not paralyze the digest
tion but is relaxing, stimulat
ing soothing and healing. Of
all cough remedies it is the
only one of which this can be
said. Aged persons will find
this of the greatest assistance
for it enables -the system to
throw off the maladies that
are so fatal in old age. In
cases of pneumonia it acts
every time with a certainty
that is marvelous. It has re
peatedly brought health to
people whom the medical fac
ulty had pronounced to be be
yond all hope. When you ask
for this great remedy at your
drug store be particular and
see that the druggist gives you
"Reid's,' and do not be put off
with something that ho says is
just as good.
Sylvan Remedy Co..
The Scott. Medical Institute
which has just closed its work
of free treatment has
been a success.so far as can be
proved by the numbers of
afflicted people who have
thronged the Institute daily,
many of whom found relief
after the first treatment. This
is a medical institute coining
to our city well recommended,
the physicians having received
their diplomas from the best
medical colleges in the United
States as well as in foreign
countries, and it has come to
stay as can be proved by the
contracts they have made
which are without exception by
the year. The physicians have
decided to place the price of
treatment within the reach of
the poor as well as the rich.
They treat all diseases with
marked success with their
Catarrh Diseases of Women
These physicians also guar
antee to stop any pain in the
body in from three to live min
utes without the use of medi
cine. Remember it costs noth
ing to see these doctors and
find out what your troubles
are, and if you can be cured
they will take your case, but if
you can't, then they will tell
you so. No matter what your
sickness is, go and get relieved
or find out if you can be cured.
Catarrh, they guarantee to
cure no matter how longstand
ing. Those pronounced in
curable or who had doctored
for months with their family
physician, are especially in
vited. It does not take months
to cure any case nor weeks
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to 4 p. m., 7 to 9 p. m.
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Science can do wonders.
The French claim now to
have so perfected the manu
facture of oleomargerine that
it is better than the genuine
article as made by the cow.
This shows that science is ad
vancing. It may be however,
that it is all a matter of taste'
A nation that took kindly to
horse steaks as a diet and be
came so infatuated with them
during the siege of Paris that
it hasclungto them ever since
may not be absolutely trusted
when it a lines to a question of
distinguishing between good
and bad butter. Kven in Chi
cago a butcher was discovered
lately who had been carving
steak from street' car horses
and selling them to cheap
boarding houses, ami no one
of the boarders had been able
to tell the difference. This
fact speaky volumes for the
educated Chicago palate.
There is however one tiling
in which there is no adulterat
ion and that is in Reid's Ger
man Cough and Kidney Cure.
This respiratory organs. It
contains no poison but is com
posed of pure and simple ma
terial that acts at once and
will reliexethe overburdened
lungs even when they are at
tacked by the worst form of
pleurisy. For ordinary mala
dies such as colds, coughs,
croup and the like its results
are magical ynd wonderful.
Ask for "Reid's" and take 110
other, for of all the cough rem
edies on the market this is the
only one that contains no
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where they have purchased a iine of
of all the latest styles, anil inyite
the public to call and examine
We hvc a full line of Boston Knblicr:'.
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Southeastern Minnesota and entntl Itaknti,
where drought and crop failures are Hiiknown.
Thousands of choice acres of land vet unsold.
Local Excursion rates pi ven. for flill informa
tion as to prices of land and rates of faro.adUress
lient Ticket and PaMscni:erAirent.
All of the Passenger Trains on all Divisions of
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enpine.nnd the Main Line Iav Passenger Traiiii
are lighted with the Electric Lipht.
Maps, Time Tallies, ThroiHili Kiites and all in
formation furnished on application to Ap-nts.
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and local matters of interest, please refer to the
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