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TRI WEKLYEDITIN WI NS -.. *N . 90 TALSD184
MY HEART COES ROUND THE
WORLD SAILINC."
Wry heart goes round the world sailing,
However the winds may blow,
And searches with teirs from clime to
clime
For the love of long ngo;
Goes round the world, ro.ind the world
sailing,
With passion its pulse to thrill,
All round the world, round the world sail
ing
In auest of the old love still.
My heart goes round the world sailing,
As ever in days gone by,
Did Fancy sail in her dry ship
To the realms where treasures lie:
Goes searching thecold world 'er and o'er,
Wherever fond wish may go,
And calls through the length of desert
years
For what years cannot bestov.
Calls to the sea that's swept by storm
Till Its billows roar with pain,
t calls to -the wind-vexed mountain
W height,
That frowns on the tranquil plain;
ut never the sea gives back responso
To the words that burn as fire,
And the mount uprears in silent scorn
Of the dole of vain desire.
Yet a-sailing and a-sailing,
Through storm and through summer
shine,
Shall go my heart with a fearless trust,
Till that joy again is mine;
All round the world, round the world sail
ing,
Till it faint at last with years,
Ana learn how idle are human hopes,
And how unavailing tears.
Mv heart, around the world sailing,
Hoping and worshiping still,
Shall seek that love of the olden time,
Till death shall the dream fulfill;
All round the world, round the world sail
ing,
With patience that nmocks at won,
All round the world, round the world sail
ing,
However the winds may blow'
-Mary E. Blanchard, in Bcston Traveler.
0
8 is Majesty, ?
8 Bob, of Yale. 8
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ROWING more and
more persistent,
Mr. Robert West
e n m a r k, Sr.,
looked across the
table at his wife
reproachfully..
"My dear, I
can't see what pos
- IT1 sible harm it could
-9 do the youngster!"
"Well, if you
ould ston to con
sid~enthe ' he ther o
vhiiiaz
a iftbi eih the world
for Ai baby, that there are about forty
summer diseases especially designed
for infants, and that your son is only
Fix months old, you might see,"
"The evidence is certainly crush
ing, but if we took Maggie nnd half a
dozen trunks full of preventives I
confess I don't see why it would hurt
him a bit-and just think how it would
please the fellows."
"I don't think you have any right
to run risks with your own child even
'to please the fellows."
S"My love, you seem to forget that
your son is class baby-Yale, '97!"
"Well, he's my baby, first, last,
and all together, and I'm not going
to have a whole lot of fellows handling
him and bouncing him aro'und."
"One might suppose from your
tone, Mrs. Westenm'ark, that they
intended to play football with him.
I've been coanuting on showing him
to the fellows for weeks-but, of
course, if you feel this way about it
we woni't go; I'll telegraph the boys
this mor'ning that we woa't come."
Mr. Westenmark gave his wife a
chilly kiss and departed for the oflce,
leaving Mrs. Westenmark lost in
thought- -until his Highness came in
and deumanded audience.
Latei in the day, when his High
ness, tragether with his suite, vent
out to trake the air, a short hal. was
made et his Highness' maternal
grandmother's, where M?'s. Westen
mark, W'ith tears in her eyes, ex
plained the unreasonable desire of
Robert Westenmiark, Sr., to expose
his Hig:hness to the dangers of New
'Haven 'luring commencement week,
"just 1ecause he happens to be the
clss bs,by," she concluded.
"W'el, and why not take him? It
would b~e fun for you, and think how
it would please Robert."
"But mamma, he might catch cold
-or sconething, and then I'd never
forgive anyself."
"Catch, nonsense! He won't catch
anythirig there that he couldn't catch
here. ~Take Maggie along; she knows
what to do for him, and go."
"I think it would be a foolish thing
to do myself."
"D)ear child, don't make Robert
feel that the baby is always first."
"But this is a question of exposing
him."
"With the faithful Maggie along
there's little danger of that. Be care
ful that it isn't a question of selfish
ness on your part."
Mrs. 'Westenmark decided that the
soldl-hearted world was against her,
and went home aggrieved. She found
four telegrams there directed to Rob
ert, and within the next six hours
others arrived. Mrs. Westenmark
became alarmed and called her hus
band up on the telephone to inquire
anxiously what it all meant. He
laughed and told her she had better!
open them and see. The ten tele-I
grams all read the same, only the sig-'
natures weie different:
1 "Hang it, we must have the boy.
Bring him on the 4. 20, or a delegation
of fifty will call for him."
At first Mrs. Westenmark wvas in
Idignant, then she laughed, and that
niight when Mr. Westenmark came
Jhome and said he had received forty
lgramns during the day she gave in,
a - ws how it happened that his
Highness and the suite started io Nen
Haven on the 4.20 train.
Such a racket "as never was on
land or sea" greeted tl.t 4.20 train as
it rclled into New Haven on Friday
sfternoon. His Highness and his
suite descended from the train to the
accompaniment of "Rah! rah! '97!"
which made ;As Highness' eyes al
most pop out of his head with aston
ishment. Mrs. Westeninark was sur
rounded for a moment, and when she
turned to speak to Maggie she saw
this is what she saw, and shuddered
-Haywortb, '97, the famous centre
rush, making his way through the
crowd with his Highness held high
above his head. Before him went a
man with a horn, and behind him
came '97, a hundred strong, lock-step,
yelling:
"Brickety kax, co-ax; brickety kax,
co-ax, co-ax; hoo-rah, hoo-rah, hulla
baloo-Yale!"
Maggie, breathless, and irate, with
pillow and blanket, brought up the
rear. His Highness' mother, with
fear on every feature, dragged her
grinning husband after them, only to
see Hayworth climb to the top of the
seat of a tally-ho, the baby still in his
arms. The trumpeter blew a blast,
'97 took hold of the shafts, and the
triumphal procession began. His
Highness had evidently forgotten his
suite, and there he sat, holding on to
Hayworth's bigforefinger, and smiled
his appreciation of the whole affiddi.
The yelling was fast and furioul
everywhere they met other crowds,
which vied with them in lung power
and enthusiasm-and still his High
ness smiled.
He was finally handed over to his
mother, who had never expected to
see him alive again. ind who, by the
way, had already registered a vow to
take him home the first thing in the
morning. She was a wise little wom
an, however, and said nothing, bu
just put him to bed early and fol
lowed soon herself, while his High
nezs' father went to the class supper.
About 11 o'clock a man tiptoed into
the Westenmark's room, pinned a
piece of paper on the crib bearing
these words: "Will bring him back in
a minute-Bob." Noiselessly he
wrapped Robert, Jr., in a blanket and
departed. A few blocks in a cab, and
then this man burst into a brilliantly
lighted dining room with the bundle
in his arms. He was greeted with a
cheer, and then father, his Highness
and all, were lifted on to the shoul
ders of the crowd and borne to the
place of honor at the, head of the
table. On a raised platform was a
high chair,-and before it was a huge
gold lovigg cup with "Yale, '97," in
d ami
-Gy Timis timle, was -foroughk&AIem"
to. the jollity of the occasion, wa,.
gravely seated on the throne. Some
body offered a toast-his Highnesf
rinned. Somebody else filled up the
loving cup-his Highness gargled and
plunged in his fist.
"A toast, old man, a toast!" saut
his proud father to him. Then hii
Highness wrinkled up his face anc
sneezed-"co-ax, co-ax." And witl
one accord '97 finished it up-.
"Hoorah, hoorah! Hullabaloo.
Yale."-Ohio State Journal.
She Rules.
Whether the average man knowsi
or not, or admits it or not, it is heli
that he is absolutely under the con
trol and guidance, either directly oi
indirectly. of some woman. If 11<
happens to be a yoong man all of his
energies are directed toward securing
the partnership of some young womau
who will exercise a &espotic rule ovei
his future. If he happens to be:
married man, he will scarcely take
any important step or begin any im
portant enterprise without consulting
his wife.
It is held by deep students of thit
question that the more assured a mar
ried man feels in his independence,
te more certain it is that he is a slave
to the opinions, the prejudices and
the dictations of his wife. These care.
ful and earnest observers of the rela.
tions between man and woman insisi
that not only does many a wife aii
her husband by determining for himr
how he shall vote, but that, if she is
interested in political questions. sh<
is not content until she influences th<
wives of other men, who in turn in
iuence their husbands. The womei
of this country, more than the womnel
of any other country, know their owr
minds and have their way oftener thar
even their husbands suspect. In fact
the clever wife manages her husband
so as to leave the conviction in hi~
mind that he is managing himself.
What more can the American womar
need, and what more ougrht she t(
want?-Chicago Inter-Ocean.
Dinner Was Ready.
"George, dear--"
"Don't bother me, Laura. I'n
reading, and I'd rather read than tall
just now."
An hour dragged its way into thc
dim, misty past, and the voice of MIr.
Ferguson was heard calling loudly:
"Loura, how much longer have I goi
to wit for dinner? It ought to have
been ready an hour ago!"
"It was, George," responded M~rs.
Ferguson from the dining-room.
"That was what I went in to tell you,
but you didn't want to hear me talk.
We have all finished and everything
is cold, but you needn't wait another
minute if you want your dinner. "
Chicago Tribune.
Cubains Protet Their Feet.
It is stated in Havana, Cuba, thal
no matter how much or how little tht
children or grown people may have or
they are never seen without their feei
being protected. The reason givet
for this is that in the streets, whict
re in a horrible condition, there ap
p~ears in large umbers the lockjau
germ. The kind of footgear the pooi
darkies wear is rope-soled shoes.
which can~ be bought for fifteen cents,
TALES OF PLUCK
AND ADVENTURE.
The "Lost Child of Wyoming."
ERY interesting monumer
is soon to be dedicated on
high knoll overlooking th
.valley of the M1ississinev
River, in Wabash County, Indianm
An address will be delivered by th
Governor of the State, and many di,
tinguished people will be presen
The monument marks the burial-plac
of a woman of singular and romanti
history-kuown as Franxce Slocur
among the white people, and as Whit
Rose among the Indiaus-who wa
stolen fron Quaker parents in th
Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania i
1778. and brought among the Indian
in the West. Her parents were JoL
athrn and Mary Slocum, of Connect
cut, who had moved to Wilkesbarr(
Pennsylvania. when that was a smal
frontier settlement. There, whe
Franess was a young girl, their dwell
ing was attacked by Delaware It
dians.
Two or three members of the famil
were killed, and little Frances wa
carried away first to Ohio, and latE
to Indiana and Michigan. Soon afte
her capture her father was killed b
the 1ndians, but her mother, aided b
Frances's brothers and other whit
men, made a persistent search fc
Frances, who became known in thos
parts as the "lost child of Wyoming.
She was not found.
For meantime the Indians had cai
ried her far away, over mountains an
through forests. They treated he
kindly, giving her blankets to slee
upon at night in beds of leaves. A
length, too, they gave her a horse t
ride, and dressed her in garments
buckskin, decorated with bright beadi
All this pleased her; she dried hE
tears, and became happy in her ne
life.
She was taught to fear and hate tb
white men, and whenever she saw on
she ran away. None of the white me
who visited her tribe suspected, then
fore, that they had a white child amon
them. She learned to shoot well wit
the bow and arrow. When the Deli
wares had a war with'the whites, ab
was run off into the North with th
other women and children. She di
not lament this.
When she was sixteen years old ab
arried to a Delaware chief, Li
il n . .. ell,
rrre Oisage ~c1he1 Olfep
kenah, or "Deaf Man." He was goi
to her, and she remained with hi
through a long life.
She re'membered the wars of the I
dians against General Wayne and Ge
eral Harrison, and in both her syi
'Vathies were with the Indians. Aft
the last war her husband and his pe
pie settled on the Mississineva, at
place called Deaf Man's Village.
To this place in 1835-fifty-sevi
years after Frances had been carri<
away from the Wyoming Valley
there came one night a trader nam<
George Ewing; belated on the roa
he sought a night's ledging. The o
chief took him into his cabin. TI
chief's wife busied herself about il
room, and as the trader waited f-i h
supper he watched her. He notic<
that she looked like a white woma
Once she raised her arms for som
thing: her loose sleeves fell away, r
vealing arms that were suspicious
white.
The trader could speak the Italli
tongue, and as she made no respon
when he addressed her in Englis
he questioned her in that languag
She admitted that she was a whi
woman, and had been stolen in h
girlhood. She remembered her nam
and the names of her father ax
mother, as well as that of the pla
from which she had been taken.
& Ewing, much interested, wrote
the Postmaster of Wilkesbarre, askix
if there were any people of the nan
of Slocum still living in that vicinit
It took two years for his letter to is
into the hands of Frances's survivix
relatives, but at last it reached thei
In due time her brother and siste
came to her cabin. An aff'ecting inte
view took place between her at
them, and they were instantly sati
fiedi that she was indeed their Ion
lost sistcr. They implored her to
home with them, but she refused.
"'I am old," she said, "'andl ha
lived all my life with these peopi
They are my people. I love my hu
band, and am happy with him."
She even refused to go with the
as far as the neighboring town
Peru. apparently suspecting a tra
They went away sorrowful. Not 10]
afterward her husband died. H
relatives came again, once more it
poring her to go home with them
Pennsylvania. But now she declar<
that she could not leave her hon
esewhere than by the side of hi
husband's. She lived there until 184
when she died.
Her story is often told in Indian
and the monument to her memo
will be not only a reminder of
romantic history, but the memorial
a woman who was steadiastly fait
ful to a people who had won her lo
as well as her loyalty.
A Hleroine.
The drinking fountain just erects
in Tacoma, Washington. by the Daug
ters of the Revolut'on, in memory
Narcissa Whitman, is a new incit
ment to the emulatiou of brave deeC
From a luxurious home in the Eat
this heroine went, as the bride of ?
Marcus Whitman, to work as a m
sionary among the Oregon Indian
After six months of incrediible har
ship they reached Walla Walla, Mi
hitman being the first woman setti
fore she received t .eteir fror
. her parents, Her child - was
drow-ned in the river @ the house,
so that when Doctor'Phitman became
impressed with the imirtance of say
I ing the country to thyrWUited States,
I and started on his pAgporable ride
across the continent#she Vas ift en
tirely alone, with no intelligace of
him during his whole absence. Doctor
Whitman justly ranki with Fremont
and the -great pionees of: the nation,
a but tlc magnificeut; courage of his
e chil!. is wife, left lhib4. to endure
a that x .ar of terribl i 'on, also
I deserves recognition.
e Three years later ai emigrant wagon
passed their door. -Ya it were seven
children whose parta had died on
c the way. Mrs. *itman adopted
them all; Other .idbeers settled
inear them, and life btin.to take on d
i~wjoy.afiht
Suddenly, without vtraing, a fright
e ful massacre took plye The Indians,
a instigatel by theii medicine-men,
s sought to deetroy the entire vanguard
of civilization. Trm chiefs went to
the mission-house firr medicf~n e, and
when Doctor Whitmaurrose to pa 1,
it, buried their tinahawk/in his
brain. Mrs. Wbifian, hurriWg to
the spot, beheld a kene of inesdzib"
able horror. Likeyi angel Ofnery
she went from hi husbandto Mhe.
Y children, and fromuiamto herfefllow,
s missionaries, stan ing -the. bloodof
r the Niounded and iving comforfMIN
r the dying. Shot, 4 last, herselft.h#
Y crept to her unc scious haapend)
F and kneeling at side, off h'~
e final prayer. A 16, later,: p
r by a dozen bulle she he'erfel4t
e dead. Thus 0 on reedived: its
bloody baptism.
The country of ;rs. Whitmba's
- patient toil and he W'death is to-dS
one of ,he riche Portions iot.
r laud. Had she be hi to
P her trust, Orego
t would not have be it
D territory, and the
our country woul
- their most inspir
r brave, self-sacrific
7 in the performan
e Peter Gr~j the
e The early his
a contains no recor
bravery than th
g noted Indian fig
L had- many shrill
6. numerous hairb
e encounters with
e none of them
a greater danger
cessfully thagl
e brave compan
- dians at the
D-. The vine
> aroused by the repatedma
m early settlers during the closi
of the Indian troubles on the or
- and West Branches of the Susque
a- hanna. After a particularly atrocion!
a. murder of a family of settlersfrao
r secured the aid of hig :etkir Michae
o- and two other men and the part,
a started in pursuit of the Indians. Thi
start of the expedition was made fron
- near Sunbury. The Indians travelei
a rapidly, but on the evening of th4
-third day they came in sight of then
d and ascertained the party numberec
, twenty bloodthirsty warriors.
d The numnber was large for four mei
e to attack opernly, so Grov~e and hi:
e party delayad the attack until a mori
is favorable .opportunity offered greate:
a chances for victory. The opportunit:
a. came on the night following. The In
e- dians camped near a fine spring, nnd
e- feellng secure on the knowledge tha
ly they were three days' travel from the
settlements of the whites, stacke<
in their guns against the trunk of a tree
sand wrapped themselves in thei
a blankets, laid themselves down an<
e wer e soon all asleep. The Grove part:
eof avengers had been car tiously await
r ing this movement andt rushed upoI
e the sleeping Indians.
Id A hand-to-hand conflict ensued, in
:e which a number of the Indians wer4
killed with tomahawks. The Indian~
o finally retreated, and the four bravt
ig scouts, having secured the. scalps o
e the Indians they had killed, startec
y. to return. The Indians in some waj
11 learned the party who had attacke
othem was small end started in pursui
of Grove and his party. The former,
rhowever, eluded them and reschet.
r- their homes in safety.
ti Raced by a Panther.
s- Falton B. Allison, a young man, o
San Rafael, Cal., met an adventur<
swith a panther on Balinas Ridge earl:
on a recent morning, which, but foi
ehis presence of mind and the speed o
e- his horses, would have had a fata
termination. Allison started out fron
Bolinas early, stopping at Little Car
m son G'ilch to water his team. He hai
fgot off to fix the bridles when his at.
. tention was attracted by a stealth:
ig jfoLtfall on the side of the hill behini
er hi:n. Looking round, he found him
- sef face to face with an immense
SFr aer moment the beast seemet
e paralzed at the encounter. Taking
radvantage of this, Allison sprang into
, his wagen. At the same moment the
horses scented the panther and, wild
a, with terror, plunged forward 3ust ii
. time tc avoid the animal's murderou:
a impact, its claw, however, laceratius
of: Allison's hand. From Little Carsom
hGuleh to Liberty Station is foni
e miles of steep down grade, and a race
for life followed for the entire dis
tance, the horses, urged by theil
teitied driver, straining e very muscle
a and the panther following the flying
-wagon in huge bounds. At Libert:
o Station the brute gave up the chasi
e- and slunk oif into the woods.
s. Some luurs of rest were needes
t, before the exhausted teamu could star
r-again, and Allison's hand to-night i:
s-extremely painful where the p)anther'
-- eaws struck him.--San Francisecc
d' Cal. __ _ _ _ _ _
. - ____
er A woman's negative is generall;
TO.,A'fIGOF BIRDS
THEY EXHIBIT THEN EVERY PKSk
OF THE HUMAN SPECIE;.W
)rank 3. Chapman'f tnteredtift
on Bird Life--The Bekson of Co
WitnesseS *a'uW Peculiar .uersq
ancesaTheir Vocabulary.
N the Lowell Institute courween
"Birds in Nature," Frank D
Chapman spoke on theto or
"The Nesting Season;
and Types of Nests of North Am
Birds." He said:
"The theory that migration origi
nated through range extension undI
the impelling impulse of a des.
seclusion in the season of
tion may or may not be acoe
tbere can be no doubt tha1s
made to the nesting place.
ing birds during the matint.
one must constantly bear in id
at that this time they are
a physiological regene.
affects every cell in the
"With the migratory a
creased vigor which Atts
productiou only at this
faciently. powerfual.to,
thousands of -miles,
lowed by the many p
ances of.the seasoY
birds leave the,
of obtaining m
they may rear Ahlr.
"In bird life
phase and c
human species.
.7e&A our -Sonh
Pocks, buil#
gether im 0_'
rearing
to'thed
,gisti&M
- rfor,
0ar
>gro
-retained onlintiir
ating season, the males
immediately after and the
year appearing similar to
conducted by actions in
inor of eahers,
way of adorn
woodcock, ordinarily a quiet bird
performs curious aerial feats during
the nesting season. The crane dances
the prairie chicken "booms," the tur
key struts, the nighthawk "booms'
and performs fanciful aerial evoln
tions. All this is done as an expres
sion of wooing. The most commot
form of courtship, however, is song
which is of two sorts, instrumental, a:
the wing beating of the nighthawk, o1
vocal, as the music of the thrush o:
nightingale. Song power of birds is
due to the number and attachment oj
the muscles of the larynx.
"Birds are great mimics. The song
of the marsh wren bears resemblance
'to the gurgle of rippling water. The
red-beaded wookpecker reproduce:
the noise of the wood toad. In Souti
Amerita one bird imitates exactly th<
crac'kle of the limbs of the forest it
which !ie lives.
"Birds have far greater vocabula
ries than is supposed. The crow,
thought to have a limited vocal range,
is capable of a largeinumber.of cal:
notes. Bobwhite's song is uttered
only in the love season. After th4
nesting period it utters an entirely
diff'erent sound. Cal! notes are uttered
for the purpose of rejoining other
biris.
"An English sparrow roared in the
companionship of two canaries Iearned
'to sing their call better than they
could. A red-winged blackbird reared
in company with a rooster learned tc
crow. It is proper to suppose that
the calls of our birds are older than
the birds themselves; yet the calls
are made true to the type in every
clime. Thus fifty or sixty kind of
orioles scattered throughout the globe
sing the same song. Song is an ex.
pression cf the intense vitality of the
nesting season. Thus we have a
season of song. When the eggs are
laid the English nightingale ceases
to sing. Other birds stop when the
eggs are hatched and others when the
young leave the jiest.
o"The caeahsmd it possible
tphotograph nssas they actually
arsomething wihtextbooks hv
never been able correctly to describe.
The grebe builds its nest near: the
water. They represent one of the
rudest types of nest.
"As the structure is improved so
do we find the character of the bird
increases in complexity. The puffn
burrows a hole in the ground. Mother
Carey's chicken digs a similar bur
row. Gannets place their nests on
the ledge of rocks and lay but one
tgg. Gulls sometdies also nest on
rokis; in .unusual cases they have
heted in trees. D~ucks'as a rule nest
on the ground. Herons build in trees,
usually, sometimes in bushes. The
net is composed of sticks and is un
usually buiry. Tie least bittern ties
bough's above its dwelling in an arch
to hide its eggs. The large bittern
lays its egg on the ground or marsh;
the snipe does the same; tbe plover
carefully prepared the ground before
nesting. Ruffled grouse place their
iets at the foot of trees. Doves, who
iloun are care
aihe marsh-ha*k
d; the sparrow
t in trees. Cac
at nest of primi
ers place their
a burrow. The
awk make no
* eggs on leaves;
on pebble roos.
ag .nvariably lays two
nest-on the ground.
an old tree. It usu
Gidgn -, ra evine bark in build
ed blackbirds nest in
ps. The elm is the
chsrafensiojkome of the oriole; tho
slightly below the
un'd. Song sparrows
at adW es to escape cats."
WSE WOMDS.
e a body of a limb.
-aipisenough.-Bea
enters but where ;ellt
en.
nicationis corrupt good
Paul.
heart maketh a cheerful
Proverbs.
te grief'cares with au
ish.- peare.
4ttle o ivta han a great
threak-Sb0apeare.
s the ' o'fnobleminds,
aini ones. -Col*
,ks arjt be tasted, others
wed and some few to be
dge". -Bacon.
.isnndnaade as the statue
' ofick dif sner and chip of
m wiftout, but the soul is
is own jigrowth, as a peach
*W. Wir&
h -_ to me wasted
wi my having spoken
d s fy, without having
one.. name, be it
e en.
3fr AMoi the million.
nObI0t at the world re
ii martyrs, its in
f , its poets, or
'me .s It is from the
- !e por that all 'these
6 rnegie.
the World.
01-iiin the world,"
IUUist the other
gigaitic seaweed,
eis tis, which
grWst alteightof nore
hun~ed fes. Th- atem
are dried and sed as rope by the in
habitante of the South Sea Islands,
where the curious vegetable ropes
are lound. This seaweed usually
grows to a depth of from two
dred to three
S soon
es root a Epear-shaped
balloon is formed, which grows with
the stem toward the surfac" of the
centre. This balloon frequently has
a diameter of six feet or more. It
has, of course, an upward tendency,
and therefore keeps the stem growing
until it floats on the top of the water.
This enorious weed grows in sneh
quantities that large meadow-like
islands are formed, whicth are often
so big as to impede navigation. The
ropes made from the stems of the
plant are used for building purposes,
and the ballooins when dried make
very serviceable vessels."
Animal Chiv~slry.
No self-respecting dog will bite a
female, except in the extremest ned
of self-defense; though the female, as
a rule, has no scruple whatever about
punishing, to the full extent of her
power, an individual of the opposite
sex that happens to be inferior to her
iu size or strength. So strong is this
unwillingness to strike a female that
few male hounds will attack a she-wolf
or even follow her trail.
Something of the same deference to'
the gentler sex may be seen among
horses. Although a horse will
promptly attack any other horse that
may interfere with him, either in the
field or in harness, he will very sel
dom attack a mare. Farm horses,
which cannot be worked alongside of
any other horse on account of their
savage tempers, may be safe'y yoked
in double harness with a mare. Mares,
on the other hand, will attack their
own or the opposite sex without the
slightest hesitation whenever they
feel disposed, yet I have never seen
serious or retaliatory resistance of
fered by the latter. -Contemporary
Review.
Loulsiana's Moss Industry.
One of the interesting industries of
New Orleans is the manufacture of
moss, a vegetable hair for upholstery
purposes. It has been carried on for
some years down there with success,
but during the past two or three years
the manufacturers have branched out
considerably, and their wares arte now
finding sale in all parts of the United
States, and some of it is being shipped
to Canada. The cypress trees and
water oaks of Louisiana (as all travel
ers know who have been through that
country) are beautifully draped with
a natural gray moss. Before the moss
is marketable it is necessary to elim
inate all the spores and impurities'.
Some of the moss gatherers (10 this
by boiling the stuff, and others bury
it in the ground for some weeks,
thereby rotting the gray covering off.
The moss is then carefully washed and
passed through a special form of gitn
from which it comes clean and elastic
and a formidable rival of curledl hair.
Rienewinu an Old Quarrel.
As soon as aman has patched up a
quarrel a woman will try to begin it
again by telling him that he was most
to blame for starting it first.-New
YnkPress.
-For Loose Lamp Burners.
Afte. constant winter use the
decorative lamps, loosened burners
will begin to prove troublesome, and
in many cases the bowl will become
separated from the standard. This
can be secured with a-cement made
by stirring lime in the unbeaten whito
of an egg until the mixture is about
the consistency of bread dough. DJ
not move the lamp after applying un.
til the cement hardens,' which ,will
take a day or two. . Another good
plan is to clean all the old cement.
from the loose burner, pour melied
alum in the groove, press the lamp
down into it, and hold it still and Aw.
a few minutes.
Best Way to Furnish a ouse -.
- When about to furnish a house, one
of the first things to be considered is
the amount of money thAt shall be de
voted to the purpose. After deciding
this, make a list of the essentials, and
then a list of the desirablp secessor
ies. Naturally, the essentials are *h
- that should be purchased first
It is stop there util one has
lived in the . least hort
time. It will.then be possa e to
the possibilies and necessities o
each room, and as time, opportuAlty
and money permit, one'can add sick
things as are necessary. In this way
The purchase of undesirable and
inharmonious articles will be avoid- -
ed.-Ladies' H6me Journal.
Stains on the Tahbleloth.
There are few things that make a
table appear so uninviting as a soiled
cloth, yet the housekeeper -who does
her own work or employs tut -one
maid cannot afford to change the linen
every time a coffee stain or a spot of _7
gravy mars its fairness. hodgravy
been spilt upon the cloth,. the spots
bhould be removed immediately after
the meal by putting a basin or.saucer
under the soiled place and pbaring a
little boiling water through the stai.
he.wet-partif $he. lhkAmLhek*
be ribbed dry, an&1 ~oth foldd -'
quite straight and *ewed to dry, or
an iron may be run over the damp 4
part. By this method.the untidy ap
pearance of a stained-loth will be
done away .with, when, from eco ,
aomical motivis, the sas cloth must
be used ff a week. TE1 method is
especially good -
Old cane
aot regarded
obe wo
i profossin
Mp bytbe
Df
aue, and, if necess
thorough scrub
arge ne , edi t a
edit 'withstu
make a knot at the end of
e string. Now work backwards and
forwards through the holes, crosswise
from side to side, and from right to
IIt, till all the holes are filled. Then
when the weaving is finished, varnish
the chairs and set them aside till per
etly hard and dry.
The seats should look very nice as
.ey are, if good string be used, but
ft the weaving leaves anything to be
desired, it may be as well to make a
mshion of pretty cretonne for each
chair, and to fasten it in place with
bows of ribbon.
Pe wter Aaain in Fashion.
There is a fashion -for pewter just
2ew: pewter made into all the kuick
cnackery that we have for the past
ew years been seeing in silver. There
is about pewter a softness and plia
Ality which make it a fascinating ma
erial with which to model, and, there
ore, besides its use for sniall piece4
irtists are working out some of their
yest designs in it. In fact, reduced
igures from life and after the antique'
re being exhibited, along with those
f bronze and plaster. Smaller pieces;
iappily within reach of many are bon
yonieres, trays and ash receivers,
nugs, plates and small figures. Alt
f these are presented in innumerable
hapes and designs. .
Collectors of mugs are being made
iappy by this revival of the use of
pewter, and little short of a madness
is about regarding the number and
rarity of those seen at informal even-.
ing parties, or at other times decorat
ing the side walls of dining rooms.
The plates also are mostly seen as
wail decorations and produce a stun
aing effect when well hung against a
rilliant background.
It is not difficult to keep these
pewter ornaments clean. A good
r abbing with chamois every fortnight
i all that is necessary. It is not de
hirable for them to have the shining
ister of silver; the tones of pewter
hould be soft and gray..
(Household Hints.
A saucer of charcoal placed in the
r efrigerator will purify the air.
The more carefully soupsand broths
are skimmed, the better they will be.'
Before cooking) sweetbreads soak
them for an hour in mild lemon juice
had water.
Bronze articles are -best cleaned
with a paste made of powdesed chic
ury and water.
A stale angel cake makes a dainty
dessert if served with a soft custard.
Or it may be steamed and served with
a sugar or marshmallows sauce.
A child's ears should never be
"boxed;" the sudden concussion ofI
air may rupture the drum of the ear
and cause permanent deafness.
A lotion which is designed to keep
the complexion clear and free from
spots is made by mh ing two drams of
tiacture of benzoin with one pint of
rosewater.
Cold steak may be acceptably served
as a leftover by passing it through the
ieat chopper and arranging it neatly
on a platter, garnished with parsley.
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