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LITTLE Pl.ETTIES FOF- HOME
Cottage homes should be simple in
treatment, because i-' small houses all
attempts at decoration should be con
fined to useful articles, as large rooms
are imperative if one desires to pro
duce aristic groups and pretty effects
oy the use of bric-a-brac. First of ail,
choose good laating colors for wall sur
tace; let the floor treatment follow the
same scale of color, but in deeper tone.
Choose all f arniture with a view to
comfort and durability; cadrxa of bent
wood, rattan, or plain wood can be
chosen of good form, then brightened
by cushions of chintz, silk or plush.
An r article whieh is thcroughly
comiortable will look pretty if can be
placed with other comfortable articles.
To be a homekeeper is fully as desir
able as to be a housekeeper. One
takes care of the physical needs, the
other the mental, moral and spiritual,
the harmony of life in which one can
develop t! e bast of character, and
comfortable furniture is related to
good morals just as much as good food
is. Do not shut out the sunshine; it is
not necessary, for our American home
decorations are better suited to bright
lights, to floods of sunshine, than
many foreign goods of dull tone,
which are made in places where the
sun is not allowed to penetrate. If the
interior finish is of wood in natural
color, pretty ornamentation can be so
cured for doors by using the upper
panels for designs in birds and flowers,
fruit or grasses. Young women who
find it hard to sell the pretty trifles
they delight to paint could be profitably
employed in work of this kind, for
panels of linen or silk could te made
to fit the door frame and painted at
home if the worker desired. A pretty
design for the dining-room would be
found in bunches of German millet,
arranged to stand up in a natcral
fashion from the casing or base of
panel. Ears of corn with the hushs
turned back, branches from the apple,
eherry or plum tree, bearing fruit or
flowers, hop vines, grape or gourd,
would be picturesque, odd and grace
ful, with a natural beauty. For other
rooms, the graceful vines of New Eng
land,drooping in a wealt'i of bloom, just
supported by along gnarled stem,with a
profusion of leaves, or a tangle of
morning-glory vines, with the tender
flowers peeping out from the leafy
screen, tropical plants, a bit of gray
moss, cotton balls, ferns, mountain
climbers, and an endless variety of
such designs. The effect of such work
is fine, and the work is not hard, but
the results are admirable.
For holding draperies back from the
window, a very odd but pretty fancy
as been revived, by using the small
round knobs of porcelain bordered by
a line of color, with a centre of pure
white, on which is the classic head of a
beautiful dimpled baby, or coy maiden.
These knobs are used to hold draperies
or to rest large mirrors on, after the
fashion of our ancestors.
Dimity curtains are fashionable also,
and they are put up in the old-time
way, and finished with a knotted bor
der of cord.
Y ery pretty borders or over-draper
ies are made of the Bargarren netting
in white or color, all the leading colors
of the season being easily procured.
White linen is used for all toilette pur
poses, for draperies in bedrooms, for
couch cushions, and for bags, baskets,
and frays; these latter articles being
made of the linen after it is heavily
starched, cut in fancy forms, the bor
ders bound with white linen braid, and
the whole affair drawn into any desired
shape by the use of ribbon.
Linen sheets and pillow-cases are
always fashionable and supremely com
fortable in summer, and linen can be
kept much softer and whiter than cot
ton. If any decoration is needed, use
white linen floss.
Pretty table covers are made of satin
sheeting with a conventional design
appliqued in plush.
A very unique wall banner is painted
on curtain canvas, the subject being
"The Fisherman's Daughter." TheI
boat is drawn up on the rock lined
shore; there is a tiny stretch of beach
in the foreground, a touch of deepen
ing color in the sunset sky. The nets
tossed over the bow of the boat, falling
in tangled meshes of dull, artistic color
against the boat,
The effect is good, and this material
could be used for screens with good
results. Covers of fine felting have
elaborate designs in autumn leaves or
flowers along the borders. This is not
a novelty, of course, but the fine treat
ment given renders these articles ac
ceptable in many places. The fine,
soft, firm felting only should be used
for this work, and the brand known as
Huddersfield draping cloth, will give
the best satisfaction.
.Bolton sheeting is used for scarf
drapery and for bed spreads and pillow
spreads, but the fine texture renders
these articles difficult to handle, al
though their beauty is extreme.
Photograph cases of .Bolton sheetin~g
over colored silk are made in square
form, folded like a sheet of note paper.
The brightest of lamp shades are
still popular, yellow, red, and green,
laden with a garniture of lace in white
White linen Colonial mats are
wrought in antique design with heavy
linen floss. These mats are used for
the table, the dressing-room, or for
The newer fashions in china bear in
golden relief a touch of the owner's
individuality, the most charming spect
mens having been introduced by Miss
Charlotte Hawes, of B~oston, the music
al composer, who has a few bars of
musia on her aainty china, the music
being outlied in gold.--CoC' ye
BOW TO AMlUSE THE CHIILDRTEN
DURING TUE HOT WEATHELR.
I have been surprised a great many
times to see how euergetic a smaldl 1oy
or girl can be on a hot day. While the
"grown-ups~" sit in the sibade and fan
and watch the rising thermometer, the
children are busy playing. Perhaps
their little faces are red and moist with
the heat, their necks and backs broken
ont with prickly heat, yet they are
more interested in ranning a train of
ears than in t'ie~ state of the weather.
if allowed to play in the sun they
are liable to be sick, and at least cer
ta.in of being very fretful 'when nap-I
time or bed-times coies. If a mother
wishes to keep her children from
bowel troubles so common in summer,
she must be carefual not oniy about
their diet but about their being exposed
to the Lot sun and getting ovrerheated.
It is very hard to keep the children
happily bnsy on a hot day, in some
cool, aniet kit,1 of play. A shady
porch is of m.e utmost value in this
kind of wather, and there are a great
many ways of amusing children out on
yne can do so many things wita it thbt
,he children never tire of it. The best
way to have one made is in shape like
he tray of a butler's table. It can be
put upon a standard, a low table, or
made to fasten on the porch wall with
a leg which folds under when the table
s not in use. It is very convenient to
have one of the sides on hinges so that
It can be let down and the sand cleaned
aut once in a while. Fill the box with
Children will play at a sand table,
ometimes for hours at a time, simply
piling the sand up, letting it through
their lingers, building forts and mak
With the sand let them build an im
aginary country, with its bills, moun
tains, rivers, valleys and laaea. If
they are old enough to have a knowl
edge of geography, letthem make some
state in outline, with its chain of
monntaina and Its principal rivers.
ake some little squares of wood and
have them placed where the towns
should be, with which the children are
familiar. Let them print the names of
the towns and cities on slips of paper
and paste these on the wooden squares
f the places they are meant to repre
It is great fan to make a journey to
grandpa's, especially if he lives in the
country, on the sand table. Smooth
ing out some of the sand the children
3an make Mr. Jones' great pasture.
Uf course the pasture must have cows
and horses in it. Now Is the time when
che old Noah's Ark can be brought
into play, as the animals may be safely
riven into Mr. Jones' pasture lot.
hen there is the little creek which
you cross just before you get to
grandpa's, and over this a little plank
must be placed.
A little boy with whom I like to play
because everything is so "re.d" to him,
ikes to make the way to school, with
its many houses and pretty dooryards
nd fower beds. Clover heads and
prigs of timothy often represent
many a fine lawn.
Blue clay costs so little that I won
ler people do not buy it oftener for
their children. Out of clay may be
modeled all sorts of easy things. Bat
lo not let them simply play with it.
Eave them make something. It is as
bad for children to dabble as for grown
With very little trouble they can be
taught to make cubes with the clav,
and very nice smooth, round marbles.
If there is a grown person to pVay with
them, let the chiidren budd a clay
bird's nest and fill it with eggs. The
older person, who has more skillful
ngers, can construct the mother bird
who is to sit on the eggs. W bile
the modeling is going on you can talk
about the ways and manner of building
of the bird you are making. Iemem
ber that children are sharp little crit
ics, and you must not call your bird
an oriole if the children are moJeling
the nest of a robin, for some day the
children will learn what a very odd nest
the oriole builds. I wish all mothers
knew how interesting natural history
may be made to little children. Bat
in telling them natral history stories,
yon should be very truthful and honest
in your story-telling if you wish to be
The little fellow of whom I have told
you beiore, loves to get up "caterpiller
parties." He goes all about the porch
and searches under the woodbine leaves
till he gathers a goodly number of
wooly friends together and then he
trats them to nasturtium leaves. I
am ghad to say that he treats them so
respectfully that they all crawl away
Do not say after you have spent a
long, hot afternoon amusing the chil
dtre.n that your time has been thrown
aay. You will learn more about your
children in playing with them in one
afternoon than you will in an entire
week while attending to their bodily
wants. You may discover that Johnny
i.s selfish and wants the best corner
of the sand-box, that Katie is untidy
and unsystematic by the way she works
in the clay, and that little Rob has a
most startling imagination.'
The child who has a summer home
with a blessed, babbling brook to play
by will not need all this care through
the hot days; but wherever you are,
whatever your circumstances, spend
some of the play hours with the chil
iren. Some of the fathers, I am sure,
would not grow old so fast if they
would play more with the- children.
t is not enough to give them good care
nly while they are sleeping and being
ressed and fed. Tney are well worth
Not Ashamed oifHisi Trade.
"Tom" Poole, the friend -of Cole
idge and other men of genius, and
>ne of the most pronounced Liberals
>f his time, was the son of a tanner.
Rls father had resolved that this lad
hould continue the business, and so,
ltough a younger brother went to
~ollege, poor Tora was apprenticed to
be tanning trade, with the bare
quipment of reading, writing, aLd
But Tom hungcred for an educa
~in, and set about getting it. With
he aid of a cousn and that of a
Erench refugee he learned Latin,
French, and a little Greek. -As time
went on he found that he was ignor
it of practical details connected
with his trade, and so le t home, and
egan working under a teigned name
n a large tan-yard, where he could
ecome acquainted with the newest
mprovements that had been intro
luced into the business.
All his life long he sought growth
sd development, and that he was
sever spoiled by prosperity is indi
~ated by one slgnideant Incident. He
as one day walking in Bath with
.he Marquis of Lansdowne, and recog
1zed ink an old wagoner drivist by a
nan who had been carter in tne tan
rard where hid worked.
He excused himself to his com
>anon, and hurried across the street
,o offer the carter his hand. The
an stared at him for a mxoment,and
hen exclaimed, deligh1tedly:
"Sure, 'tis never our Tummas!
Well, I[did always think thee summat
ibove the common!"
Poole could be very vehement at
imes In his abuse of the aristocracy.
ven when he was a county mnagis
mate and a man of acknowledged im
ortaree in the nieighborhooo, he
would say, aggressively:
"I amn a plebeian. I am a tanner.
Eou know I am a tanner'"
Thus it came about that the local
vits used to call him Lord Chancellor
~rs. W. J. raird of Englan 1, is famn
ums as one of the most expert chess an
lysts in the world. JHer chess prob
ems are considered among the best
mnd most difficult published. She has
:ompeted in mrany tournaments and
j BIG CURGLARiES.
c Takes Brains to Plan and Execute Them.
Very few people have an idea of
he immense amount of labor, fore
,hought and scientific skill brought
,o bear on a big burglary. The first
thing necessary is to find a house con
faining sufficient valuables to repay
.he trouble and risk, and this first
tep alone may take many weeks.
Let it be bnde tood that only the
,highest class of expert burglars are
Aeant; men with comfortable bank
:ng accounts and houses of their own,
.nd who, after reducing risk to a
-lnimum by elaborate plans, acquire
nough in one night to keep them in
iffluence and eminent respectability
'or more than a year, although hav
nz but a third share, as these burg
taries a e invariably worked by three.
To Illustrate the wonderful re
source and leisurely way of proceed
ing adopted by burglars, take a case
related by a prominent detective.
The principal of the burglars in this
instance, having fixed on a certain
house, was unable to acquire suf
ficient information concerning it and
the owners. This man then went to
the local butcher supplying the house,
and applied for a situation as driver
of one of his carts which delivered
meat at customers' residences. After
producing unquestionable references
(how obtained no one ever knew) the
man was engaged on the round, which
Included the house fixed upon.
Incredible as it may appear, he
tayed with his employer for over
seven months, and gave the utmost
satisfaction; his only failing being a
weakness for chatting with the serv
Five days after his resignation a
gigantic burglary was effected at the
house selected, and property valued
at over $20,000 was stolen. The
thieves had smoked several cigars
and drunk a bottle of port, so
that they were in no hurry, and to
crown all the booty was conveyed to
its destination in tne owner's pony
phfeton, which was duly returned the
same night, but no real clew was af
forded, and the burglars were n6ver
On another occasion a chamber
maid was escorted out, with a view
to matrimonX (and burglary) for two
months before the event came off. A
conveyance is always at 1hand, and
generally of stylish appearance; in
fact, on one occasion a brougham was
used, which the passersby and even
the policemen on the beat imagined
was the property or one of the resi
dents close by.
i As regards tools, very few are neces
sary, owing to the skill and ingenuity
of the operator. With a jimmy,
spreader, drill, a few pieces of strong
bent wire and a little gunpowder, the
expert burglar can make his way
anywhere. To these are sometimes
added a set of "stumblers." These
are lengths of fine steel wire, with
pointed stakes about a foot long at
tached to each end, and half a dozen
of these make but little bulk. These
stumblers are fixed on the lawn or
paths about the house in such a way
that the wires are raised about six
inches from the ground, and prove
such a success in case of pursuit that
the burglars are compelled to hang
pieces of white paper from the wires
in order that they may escape their
own traps, as they always run over
A Kentucky Snake Story.
Judge J. B. Bowman, who lives
near Tallsborough, gave a Vrancebu .
(Ky.) correspondent of the New York
World, an account of a wonderful
nak-e fihht that he recently wit
nessed. Hie was goingr through a strip
of woodland on the way to his wheat
teld when his attention was af
tracted by a rieculiar noise near his
pathway. Looking in the direction
whence the sound proceeded he ob
served a blacksnakce and a rattlesnake
twined together in deadly combat.
The blacksnake was wonnd about its
venomous enemy, endeavoring to
1squeeze the life out of him. The
Judge became an eager spectator of
te novel combat. Ever and anon
te rattlesnake would bite the black
snake. ,Then a, remark-able thingi
The blacksnake as soon as bitten
would uncoil himself, dart for a small
bush, and bite off one ot the leaves.
IHe would moisten it in his mouth,
Ipress out the juice, apply it to the
bitten place, and then returri to his
enemy again. This was repeated
several time3, until the blacksnake
squeeed the life out of the rattler.
Judge Bowman says he never kills
tlacksnakes. He says it is their
mission and one they greatly enjoy
to destroy all the venomous snakes
they can find, The Judge has a
pet blacksnake that stays in his
barn and keeps away all the rats and
A machine has recently been ex
hibited which combines many useful
functions. It is guaranteed not only
to break stones to any required size,
but to screen them and to deliver
them automatically into any required
receiver. The machine is portable,
and will break eight tons of stones,
etc., per hour. It saves, it is
clied, 6 cents a ton in manual la
bor, produces 25 pcr cent. less waste
n dust and chippings than the or
dinary maochine: makes a much more
cubical sample of macadam, and
saves all t.mie and expense in pulling
own and refixinig. It will deliver
drt into a cart or truc'c, and a.
the same time leave behind no stone
larger than the holes in the screens,
thereby making it .Lly reliable when
e ther breaking "mn&tal" for maicadam
or concrete purposes. In this wa::
much trouble and anxiety as t~o the
size of the broke'n -t .ie. i; avoided.
e mie-m - na prontucer
special mnahine ior the tu~ning out
of small granulator sizes suitable fo:
tine concrete 'tnd tar paving and for
rushing silver, lead and other ores,
which it is an advantage to granulate,
ut not to pulverize.
Mrs. Philip Newman, of London, is
he only woman designer and jeweler
n all England. Her place in Bond
street is well known, and she is said to
hive received at ooe time an olfer from
iffany to come over and doc certain
;esig'ing for him.
There is a littl Iown n:,med Mark
eukrcheP, in Satxony, where nearly
I,very inha bit ant is engaged in the man
urctre ef violins.
A TERRIBLE DAY.
0 Nancy wa s bad. nul Mary was sad,
And all wont wrong that day;
Cook burned the meat, 'twasn't fit to et,
And a poor old uncle ha-. come to stay.
It all bogun at the rise of sun,
As such days always do.
And when a day begins that way
Things will be wrong all through antf tnroud.
And when it was time, by the clock just 9.
For Jack to go to school,
It just set in and rained like sia,
And the whole long day was wet and cool.
And don't you think not a single wink
Would the baby sleep that day;
And Jack was so bad we were all quite glad
When he had to go into the closet and stay.
The dolls wern all sick, and I had to go quick,
In the rain, for the doctor man.
I ot quite wet, and they're not well yet,
My Jenotie and Lizzie and Mary Ann.
Things went that way all through the day,
The dlntier was late at noon,
And cook was so mad she noted bad,
And rattled each plate, fork. and spoon.
We were tired enough, with an aunt who toon
And the uncle who cmo to stay;
We were glad when night catne, for with Jac'r
and the rain
And thereat of the things 'twas a terrible day.
8100 Reward. 6100.
The reader of this paper will be pleased to
learn that there is at least one dreaded disease
that science has been able to cure in all its
stages, and that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh
Cure is the only positive cure known to the
medical fraternity. Catarrh being a constitu
tional disease. require; a constitutional treat
ment. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally,
acting directly on the bhood an.t mucous sur
faces of the system. thereby destroying the
foundation of the disease, and giving the pa
tient strength by building up the constitution
and assisting nature in doing its work. The
proprietors have so much faith in its curative
nowers, that they offer One Hundred Do.lars
for any case that it fails to cure. Send for list
of testimonials. Address
F. J. CHENET & Co.,Tolodo, 0.
CW*Sold by Druggists, 75c.
An attack of neuralzia caused J. A.
Moore, aged 76, of Sedalia, Mo., o
lose all his teeth. The old man is
quite happy now, however, as he feels
a new set growing in his guins.
We Cure Rupture.
No matter of how long standing. Write
for free treatise, testimonial etc. to S. J.
Hollensworth & Co. Owego, jioga 'o., N. Y.
Price Si; by mnail..
A few years ago, in Lynn., Mass., a
bright tin dish concentrated the re
flected rays of the sun upon some
paper and cauzed such a blaze that the
fire department was called out.
Those who use Dobbins' Electric Soap each
week, (and their name is legion) save the'r
clothes anti strength, and let the soap do the
work. ttld you ever try It? If not, do so next
Monday sure. Ask your grocer for it.
"Be under the guard of Go I" is the
Turkish Salttallon; in Arabia they say,
"May God strenst'ien your morning;"
the Zanis say, "May the light of the
Gods rest witti thes."
A Battle For Blood
Is what Hfood's Sarsaparilla vigorously fights
and it is always victorious in expell!ng all the
fju: taints and giving tne vital fluid the quality
and quantity of perfect health.
Hood's Plils cure all liver Ills. 25c.
Henry Stres. of Caribou, Me., dur
ing the last four years has received
$3,109 from raising potatoes on thirty
one and one-half acres of land. H1e
has paid $155 for fertilizers, which
leaves him $2,654.
POSTAL GU1DE~ FOR 1893
Contalnlning~ all the post oflces arranged al
phaetically, in Sttes and Counties, with all
other matters relating to post office affairs can
be ordered from B. SALt NGER, 1'. 0. BoX. 118:2,
Philadelphia, Pa. No business man should be
without it. Price $2.00 paper cover with monthly;
S2. doth cover with monthly.
There are said to be about 3,500,000
acres devoted to cocoanuts in the world
at large. The averag'e in Caylon is
gven at 500.000), and tha~t of South
America at 1,200,000 acres.
Cann'a Ridney Cure for
Dropsy, Grave], Diabetes, Bright's,
Heart, Urinary of Liver Diseases, Ner
vousness, &c. Cure guaranteed. 831
Arch Street, Philad'a, $1 a bottle, 6 for
$5, or druggist. 1030 certific.utes of
cres. Try it.
It is said that Strabo, fully 1,900
years ago, described a cure for the
ravages of phiylloxera, the same 'iure
that has recently been put in use in
France with success.
Beeeli'm's Pills with a d rink of water morn
ings. Beecham's-no othmeis. 25 cents a box.
Of King Mithrldates, of Pjntus, his
torIans say that he spoke twenty- on.
an guages, and knew l'y name each on
of his 80,000 soldier'. Cyr us, the I'er
sian King, ac d Julius CUmtar were alsoi
famiiar with tne names of every scldier
in their vast armies.
Frazer Axle Grease.
The Frazer is kept b.' all dealers. One box
lasts as long as four of any other. lieeelved
meais at North Carolina State Fair, Centen
uoLd, and Paris Expositiou.
BTlls are struck every half hour on
board ship to indicate the time of day,
beginning with one bell at 12.30 in the
morning aad again at 4 30 in the after
Miss Alice Peeples has been ap
pointed by Governor J ones, of Ala
bama, notary public at Birminghamh.
She is the tirst woman appointed to
this oflice in that State.
Boschee's German Syrup is more
mucessful in the treatment of Con
smption than any other remedy
prescribed. It has been tried under
every variety of climate. In the
bleak, bitter North, in damp New
England, in the fickle MiddleStates,
n the hot, moist South-every
here. It has been in demand by
very nationality. It has been em-.
poyed in every stage of Consumup
oin. In brief it has been used
y millions and its the only true and
reliable Consumption Remedy. j
n' FOR A SkaE . WLtL NotfURE. 1I
An bsrelie tazative and I~avE Tomec.
SoldbDruggss or sent by mai]. 25c.,60c. h
and $L per package. Samples free.
The Fvorie TCTE PE23 a
My Wife anc i
Belleve that an ounce of
prevention Is worth a
pound of cure. We had
- dull heavy headaches, a
little exertion tired us
gneaiy, and my appe
tite was very poor. So
we began to take Hood's
Sarsaparilla and the ef
fect was like magic, re
storing Ls to perfect
Mr. J. J. Tole*- health and reventing se
vere sickness and doctor's b'lls." J.H. TOLES,
145 12th St., San Francisco. Get Hood's.
Hooti's rills cure constipation. Try a box.
Do Not Be Deceived
with Pasths, Enamels and Paints which stain the
hands, injure the Iron and humn red. 0
0 The Rising Sun Store Polish is Brilliant, Odor.
less, Durable, and the consumer pays for no tin
or glass package with every purchase.
A Skin of Beauty is a Joy Forever.
DR. T. FEI= GOURAUiFS
OBIER1THL CREHPI, or i9llGIII.BEhlTIHEi
.ca 1vfgt pies. Moth
attaS in dis
.'a ~ ~ a w Sils,e
* .eases, and
,C 0 , n beauty
ra 0 1andclefiesde
Q= Z tecation. Ona
Its virtues :
has stood the
testof 43 Yro
nio other bas,
-.tasteIt to be
5. erly made:
' . counterfeltot
ri distinguihed Dr. Ls A. chyre said to f r lady of
tue ha id-fon (a patientt: -Av you laies will use lhcm,)
reonutntdh ' Cnourauds ,nm' as the ttwt harmful of
rl the ain prepara ons." One bottle will last six
months, usic~ it every dayv. ALSO Poudre Subtile
removeq sny-irflous hair without injury to the skin.
FERD T. HOI'KIN14. Prop..37 GreatJonesSL.,NY.
For sale hb- all Drugits and Fance? Guods Dealersi
throughout 'the U. R., Canads. and 'urope.
Sir Beware of Rase IniitlimL'. $100OOReward for
irroxt and DrOnf of any one iellit'g the sante..
The FISH BRAND SLICKER Is warranted water
1ewNXXES IC l Is a perfect r iig coat,'an
cover te entir saddle. Bewar of Imitatos ~na
F R TU(NES are ntmade in a day, but those
who are satisfied with reasonable and rapid profl.s
bould writs to us ror our NEW P ROSPE CT US
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Sisy D REWNG I4sT RUCTiON
R'ESPECTIVE Ajt DECORATIVE
VONLY PRACTICAL SYSTEM -o
TECEMECHAtNKC a STUDENT
A. .. t' t., Ps a . a fi.amp.'e. Pa.
csmnil. fSen ar mencolar ar esw. SAM p -PM
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Plso's Remedy tbr Catarrb is the
Sod ydruggst o snr, y :au
ws, IC, T. HaeilUne, warrmn, Pa,
A Certain welknown surgeon ih
mibidextrous. As a Malaprop among
tudents once said of him, "He can
se one hand just as well as the:
ther, and perhaps a little l:etter'"
One day be was operating in a casr
rhich required great delicacy o'
anipulation, and the Students
resent were overcome with admira
ion at the calmness and dexterity
ith which he shifted the instrument
rom one hand to the other, and
rorked with the left as well as with
A new-corner, who had never seen
imn operate, and had never heard of
is double facility, could not contro:
"Do you see that?" he whispered in
a ar- of a f1aellwstnt.+ Hrrs..
WILD FLOWERS OF WYOMING.
Wyoming has many beautiful species
of flowers, conspicuous among them
being the low-growing flowering plants.
Cacti are everywhere present, there
being at least three varieties of Opun
tia, or Prickly Pear. Then there are
also the Epiphyllum and a bell-like
species, probably an Echinocactus.
The Yucca Filamentosa grows In
great abundance, throwing up its be.!i
tiful spikes of white flowers. The
wild Clematis is indigenous here, also
the wild Tiger Lily, Geranium, or
Crane's bill, Larkspur, several species
of Convolvulus, Cyclamen, Sweet Peas,
wild Tulip and Primroses.
There is a peculiar skeleton plant,
which seems to be a bundle of twining,
leafless stems of a pale pea-green; it
grows to the height of about- two feet,
and produces a little blue flower. In
the fall, the bushes detach -themselves
from the root and are blown about by
every idle wind so that the people call
them 'tumbling weeds."
There are also many very fine species
of Ferns, some of those in the moun
tain canyons growing to a height of
four feet, and very beautiful in form
On the mountains are very many
Alpine flowers found, some growing
near the streams and watered by the
icy waters of the melting snow, some
on the edge of rocky or barren trac-s
where their scanty roots can but just
maintain their hold. V. M.
A LEGEND OF THE CHRYSAYTHEHUX.
Lung Lee, nephew of the Sun and
Emperor of China, was extremely fond
of that royal flower, the chrysanthe
mum. He showered honors upon the
person who prodaced new specimens.
and he had in his garden these flowers
of all tints of the rainbow save one-a
btue chrysanthemum was lacking, and
although many tried none were able !o
droduce it. The good Emperor tore
his hair with rage, beheaded a florist
or two, and finally offered a princely
reward to any one who should produce
the flower, promising to the successful
one the hand of his daughter, Hi Too,
who was charming in mind as she was
beautiful in face and form. Among
her admirers was a young gardener
who had charge of a circle of precious
chrysanthemums in the Emperor's
grounds. He had likened the lovely
maiden to the charming white chrysan
themum, and had murmured words of
affection to his adored princess, who
loved him in return. This young maa
entered the lists in competition for this
coveted prize, and alter long experi
menting succeeded in proanciug at
last a beautiful blue chrysanthemum
which he showed one evening to the
princess, saying that he should present
it to the Emperor on the folowing
morning. But alas! An elderly rival
had been wa'ching the young lover
with jealous eyes, and on the morrow,
when he went eagerly to pick his
treasure, he fcund it brokon from the
stalk and goDe. The jealons rival had
discovered the peerless flower and had
presented it to the Emperor as his, own
production, claiming the promised re
ward. Jast as he did so a young man,
pale with anxiety, rushed into the Em
peror's presence, charging that this
man had stolen his flhwer -The rival
at once gave him the lie and the.Em
peror irowned upon them both. At
at last he decided that they must both
raise another flowcr and that which
ever should prove an imuposter should
be beheaded on the spot.
At last the day came when the tri
uimphant lover carried to the King
another chryssnthemum, bluer and3
lovelier than tha last, and was re
warded with a gracious smile from the
Emperor and the hand of the lovely
Hi Too. When they searched for the
unhappy rival they found that he had
itabbed himself in the midst of his
flowers in dlesperation and to escape
the fate awaiting him. The nuptials of~
the young lover and the beautiful Prin
cess were celebi ated with becoming
pomp, and atfer a long and happy
reign they died, the secret of the blue
chrysanthemum dying with them.
Many are the hybridizers who have
tried to producze it since but all have
GER~tINATING IAFFIOULT SEEnS.
Some of your readers, says K. W.
Lawson mn The Mayflower may prifit
by my experience in raising plants from
seed, which are usually difliculs to suc
First, I am always careful to see that
the lpres are filled with light rich soil,
which has not been used before.
With hard seeds, such as Cyclamen,
Amaryllis, Peas and Cypress, I find a
ouple of hours' soaE ''n hot wat er
rings them up bniskly.
But it was with finer steds I meant
tc confine myself.
A cousin of mine in Denver, Col.,
ent last sp'inz for the sames varieties
'1 Poppy seeds that I had, purchasing
them at the same place. Hers, shie
writes, were almost a taiure while1
ine were gloriusly beaut'ful.
I think the secret lies in this: when I
>l.ant Poppy seeds 1 first spray the:
round with boiling water, wait until<
t dries again, pla' t my s'e ls and then
spray with het, butL iot boiling, water
and cover with papers for two nights. 1
The seeds seem to germinate easier1
and more quickly so.
Chrysanthemumsi have been so often
escribed to me as hard to raise from 1
seed, that this year I trie I a packet of
rize var!eties and now after four
ouths my plants have reached sirteen
nches, are strong and well branched.
Igave the seeds the same hot water
reatment ar~d further wet the with
t until they began to come u .' Then
eft them rather dry, but gave plenty
f sun au.l air.
rhe large fiinged Petunias (rim
riata, Floro Plkno), were also slan
ered to me. for w-th this sime cart'
he'y grew firaly and bloomed at twelve
A m nnw tryingt Pelargoniums, Cycla
ens, Cinerarias aid Pyrethrumns.
Will report success later,
To those w'ho raise Gladiolus, let me
ay, d'on't fail to hybridize at least one
Does any one know that Ivy Gera
iums will bloom every month in the
ear, if kept nipped back a little and
tl bloom stalks cut away ?
A horse belongmng to Allan Wikoff ef
Bueno Vista, Ohio', has as handsome and
erfectly forme~d mustache as any muan
n the country.
Opals are so sens'tlve that exposure
o wmdsture or beat, or (v.n sudden
mt iyspheric change, somnetimes ruins
E ngland makes 133,030 veloc!ped es
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Its excellence is due to its presenting
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our years ago the crisis came, and a number
f our best physicians said I would not
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amp-oot, Kidney, Liver and Bladder Cure;
en my doctor haid it might help me for a
ime, but I would not be here a year hence.
y diffculties, aggravated by Rheumatism,
iere so bad I could not get either band to my
race. I continued the medicine nearly a year,
d now I am as well as any mia
f yge-sixty-eight years.
Swamp-Root Saved iyLife
--o'" and the good health Inow en
~Ujoy is due to its use."
't3. D. Wnrr4or,
Jan. 9, 'W. lmsvile, Pa.
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