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HOW GRANDMA DANCED.
tom b so 1 eo&Mat donbt it.
How ate anoei say (
Beir abe beld bar Brett vb
How bar dainty ekirt abe spread,
wv aae raraea ner utue toes ;
( Utua bbbub zoae I
a'a hair wu farisht and stray.
iHsapied ebeek, too an. now lossy i
Kaally. qaite a, pretty girt.
Graadaia does, sad take a Bap
Every slagle day ; and yet
Gfaadma daaoed tbe BiiBaet,
Now abe sKs there rocking, rockfafe
Alwaya knitting grandpa's atoekiag
(Brary girl waa taaght to knit
let bar Bgsre I ao neat,
I can alaaoet aee her bow
Handfeg to bee partnera bow,
sanra oar modern iHBlpinC,
raabiag. wbirliag. bumtptac
Wosld have abocked tbe gentle folk.
Xo tbey snored with stately grace,
ETerytbiag ia proper fteee ;
Gliding alowly forward, then
Slowly eoBrteayiBg back again,
Moderawaya are quite alamilBC.
Grandma aaya ; bmt boya were cbanBing-
Girla and boya I Baeaa, of course
Bravely modest, grandly any
. What if all of os should try
Jast to feel like those who met
Ib their graceful xalBuet,
With tbe minuet in fashion,
Who could fly into a passion ?
All would wear tbe calm tbey wor
In time to come. If I vercbance
Should tell my grandchild of oar
I should really like to aay
"We did, dear, in some each way.
Daughter of America.
DID BOTH OVERHEAR?
Itwasnearlyserrice timeon Sunday
aaorning, and the church bell were
tolling their cheery welcome on the
frosty air. Pious souls, clad in furs
and velvets and other forms of modern
purple and fine linen, were hurrying to
reach tbe scenes of their devotions.
Foster Millard was not a pious soul,
and he did not hurry. He was not sure
that lie was going to church at all, and
he sauntered leisurely along, with his
hands in his overcoat pockets and his
big collar turned high around his throat.
-What a world it was, to be sure, and
what a fool but, pshaw! that was all
over now, and he was glad of it.
At this moment he became aware of
a slight figure enveloped in furs coming
down the cross street, and they met at
tbe corner. She held out her hand
with a gesture that bespoke embar
rassment and uncertainty, and he took
"I believe," he said, "it is quite a
. year since 1 saw you hut, Edith."
"Yes," she said.
"Willard turned and joined her in her
"And I believe," he continued, "that
I am very glad to see you."
Miss Arnold was silent on this point.
"Yon might, perhaps, aay at. much,"
"Are you going to church?" asked
"Well, I don't know, that is, I will go
' if you will take me with you."
Miss Arnold hesitated a moment.
"Why, of course, if you like," she
Why shouldn't he like, wondered
Millard, a pretty girl, good music and
lots of people. What difference did it
make that once stuff! He had for
gotten all that, and of course she had,
"Have you heard the new rector?"
inquired Miss Arnold, evidently with
an attempt at conversation.
"No," said Millard. "I have not been
there. I am a heathen. You are a mis
sionary. Perhaps I am an angel una
Miss Arnold tangoed.
"That is a trifle mixed, isn't it?" she
"Well, perhaps," admitted Millard.
Tm not up in that sort of thing."
"But you used to go to church?"
"Yes, I did when you took me. I
have degenerated. If your theology
admits of backsliding, I have back
elided. I am now distinctly a heathen."
Miss Arnold laughed again.
"On the contrary, I think you have
improved," she said,
"Ah!" said Millard, with faint
casm, "I really was not looking for
They reached the
usher showed them
Arnold kneeled on
leaned her head on
church and tbe
to a .seat. Miss
the cushion and
her little praver-
book against the pew in front Millard
watched her silently, an he had done so
many times before. She made a pretty
' picture, dainty, for wrapped and de
vout, and the hand that held the prayer
book was very small indeed. One little
lock of hair had squirmed away from re
straining hairpins and was curling pret
tily near her pink ear. He felt a curious
desire to put it in place, and then he
: became conscious of two voices speak
ing behind him in not inaudible
"Isn't that Foster Millard with Edith
Arnold in front of us?" asked some
body. "Why, sure enough it is" said some
body else. "I thought-she jilted him a
"Hush, he will hear you!"
"They must have made it up. Queer,
The choir began to sing again, and
the people all rose. Millard heard no
' more. Edith held her prayer book up
to him, and they read the responses out
of it Lake those flashes of previous
existence that the philosophers talk
about, it all came back to him in
tangible, indefinite and yet familiar,
how often he had heard that smooth
full voice, reading the same old sweet
'words of the Episcopal service. He
seemed to take up the thread of life a
year back, as if thfyear just passed had
been a dream from which he was now
The Te Deum was over and they sat
down again. Presently the two women
behind began to whisper again. Edith
was intent upon the service.
"Pretty bonnet she has," said one.
"A trifle too high, I think. They say
she threw Howard Gale over, too. I
don't see what thee men fiud iu ner.
She is a rerfeci flirt."
"For that reason, probablv, they like
"I suppose Mr. Millard took it too
easily, and she wants to dangle him
- ."Yes. You know what I mean keep
him around and abuse him."
"Hush! Tm afraid he beard you."
"No, he didn't. It would be a good
warning to him, anyway."
Millard moved "uneasily, and the
whispers broke off suddenly. He won
dered if Edith had heard them. He
glanced at her, and she so unconscious
that lie concluded she had not,
The rector had commenced his ser
mon and she was giving close attention.
Millard listened awhile, but it did not
interest him. He seemed to have heard
tbe same sermon a thousand times, and
his thoughts wandered away into other
chanuels. They went back 'to the old
days when he had been wont to read the
respontes oat of Edith Arnold's prayer
book, and then he thought of 'the two
women he had heard discussing his
He looked at Edith surreptitiously as
abe M there listening so intently to
the sermon, and he thought she did not
!-k like a girl, who would care to
"dmn'e" any one. He knew he might
be wUkea. for he did not claim to
taw ;. Ko man does who has
eMethevghthedidi Bat etemly
did aotlooklikeafirl of that sort. Ha
knew aha had nmret seesaed ao to ham,
even at the last But then who eeuld
tall? Perhaps she would like to daagla
hiaa,aathey called it
He wondered if be would eare, and
concluded that he would not; it might
even be pleasant Something sug
gested to him that be might let her try
and he favored the suggestion.
They rose to siag the last hymn and
then knelt a moment while the rector
craved. The organist played alow.
solemn recessiocal and the paopla be
gan to file out.
They passed the choir gallery as thay
went and theltenor was helping the alto
to put 6a her furs.
"Sea," said the alto, "there is Edith
Arnold with Mr. Millard in her train
again, They must have made up.
You're not looking at all."
"Oh" said the alto and thaw
stopped. Millard turned his collar up
again when they reached the door.
"Not alongservice,"be said, for waat
of anything better to say.
"No," said Miss Arnold, absently.
"Did you like the sermon?"
"Well, I don't know. I didn't bear
much of it I forgot to listen."
"Oh!" said Miss Arnold, very much
as the alto had said it a moment be
"I think the soprano would do better
if she would leave out some of those
trills and quirls," suggested Millard.
"Do you," said Miss Arnold. "I don't
know, rm afraid I waa not listening."
"Oh!" said Millard.
"I don't think I meant that exactly,"
"What you thought wham I said Iwas
"I had no idea you did."
They walked along awhile without
"Edith," said Millard at length, "did
you hear what those women behind as
were saying during the service?"
Edith looked up seriously innocent.
"What women?" she asked.
"In the pew behind us."
"I wss listening to the service,' re
plied Miss Arnold with dignity.
"Except when the soprano sang,"
Presently they reached Miss Arnold's
home and he opened the little iron gate
"You had better come in and sea
mamma," she said.
"Well, perhaps I had," said Millard.
He wondered if he was beginning to be
Mrs. Arnold and the little sister
looked a trifle surprised as the two en
tered, but each received him cordially
in her own way. Little sister slipped
her hand into his and gave it a comfort
ing squeeze. That was her method.
They were all alone when she did it,
for Edith went to take off her wraps and
Mrs. Arnold went somewhere, after a
few words with Millard. The latter re
flected that he had come in to sea
mamma, but he did not say anything.
"Are you and Edith spoons again?"
asked little sister.
Millard laughed helplessly, and won
dered what to say. Little sister relieved
"Because," she continued without
waiting for a reply, "because if you are,
I am glad. I don't like the others near
so well as I do you."
-Don't you? I'm so glad."
"Are you, really? Say, will you
keep still if I tell you something?"
"Like the grave," said Millard.
"And never tell any one I told you?
"Not even Edith?"
' "Not even Edith," said Millard,
"Well, then," said little sister. Til
tell you. Edith's last beau doesn't
come here any more, and I guess she
wants another one."
"Oh!" said Millard.
"Yes, and I thought perhaps if you
knew you would come some more. I
do wish you would. You don't snub
me like the rest!"
"What on earth are you two talking
about?" asked Edith, coming into the
room at this point.
"Don't you tell," whispered little
"Of course not," said Millard, gravely.
We were talking about the weather,"
he continued to Edith. "Your sister
says it is not as cold as it was."
Little sister slid out of the room.
"That was an awful fib," she said to
Millard as she went out
A couple of hours later Edith lifted
her head from Millard's shoulder and
looked at him a trifle uncertainly.
"Foster," she said, "did you hear
what those odious women behind us
were saying during service?"
"I did, but you will remember that
you were not; you were attending to
"Hush! I am in earnest, Foster!"
What is it?"
What did my sister say to you in
"I promised not to tell."
"Never mind, then. Did you believe
"Did you believe what my sister told
"Partly. Hot as she meant"
"You are a good boy. I should have
believed them if I had been in your
"Because," said Edith slowly, "be
cause I am not a man." Elmira Tele
gram. la Pertagal.
Here a man may look around him and
almost forget that the world has grown
older and sadder. Here he will see the
plowman and the carter guiding oxen
in size and shape such as the ancient
Bomans bred, yoked to sueh primitive
plows or carts as we can still see on
Greek and Roman coins. Their rules
and methods of tillage are the same
simple and often foolish ones an the
ancients followed; the old heathen
superstitions still mingle with the new
religion; the people's language isliker
to the old one that came from Borne
than any still extant; and plowman and
wagoner and reaper, the shepherd in
his goatskin coat, and the maiden with
her distaff, might all take their places
in some such rural procession as were
on a fioman bas-relief of the Augustan
age. The very aspects of nature, the
genial air, the vines and olive trees,
the rocks, valleys, running streams,
the songs of birds and the murmuring
of bees on thymy hills are all such as
the sweetest of all pastoral poets used
as accompaniments to his idyllic song
of a happy rural life." Exchange.
fa Hard Lack.
A man at Woodland, Pa., lost $400
by a recent bank failure. The mind of
his wife became somewhat affected, and.
having $3,000 in government bonds in
the house which he feared she might
destroy, he took-them out to the corn
crib and secreted them in what he sup
posed was a safe "nook." The other
1 day he went out to take a look at the
J bonds and found that the rats had
1 totally demolished them. .
j 8ee Basalt BUla.
A book on. social etiquette, as applied
j to New York City, says that a faskr
i ionable man must have at least-ght
j overcoats. As to whether be cksssges
eight times in eight , days or wears'tbe
eight all at once is a question not
( touched upon. You'll have to see small
I Hill WI MUM
Why do men always speak -.eftVlhsir
wives an their better halves? Simply
because they half to.
A FEW SUGGESTIONS FOR OUR
ta AgrleaitBral aTi
ka Care aTsrOi
The Faraeer Feedetai AIL
My lord rides through Us palace gate,
My lady sweeps along la atate,
The sage thinks long oa many athlafc
And the maiden ameea oa Biarrylaft
The minstrel harpeth soerrily.
The sailor plough the foaming sea.
The huntsman kills the good ted deer.
And the soldier wars without a faar,
Bnt fall to each wbate'er befall.
The farmer he mast lead them all
Smith hammereth cheerily the sword,
Priest preacheth pare aad bolr word.
Dame Alice worketh broidery well.
Clerk Bichard tales of love can tell.
The tap-wife sells her foaming beer,
Dan Fisher flsbeth la the mare.
And courtiers raffle, atrat aad ahtee,
While pagea bring the Gascon wise;
Bat fall to each, wbate'er befall.
The farmer be moat feed them aO.
Man builds his castles fair sad high.
Whatever river runneth by.
Great cities riae in every land,
Great churches show the bander's hand,
, Fair palaces aad pleasing bowera.
Great work ia done be't here aad there,
And well man worketh everywhere :
But work or rest, whatever befall.
The fanner he mast feed them all.
The Apiealtaral Fair.
Attendance upon the agricultural fairs
Is one of the important, and to a great
extent unappreciated, means by which
farmers can easily obtain both pleasure
and profit. It is true, as is often as
serted, that too many of our lairs have
made horse-trots and side shows of vari
ous kinds altogether too prominent. But
even where the legitimate purpose of an
agricultural fair seems to have been al
most wholly forgotten, and the adver
tising "attractions" are foreign to the
proper spirit of tbe occasion, the intelli
gent and thoughtful farmer can find
much that will bo pleasant and useful.
Then, too, by his presence and influence,
and by his contributions as an exhibitor,
he can do much to improve the character
of the fair and to bring about a better
state of things for the future.
Even at a fair which, from an agricul
tural point of view, is far from first
class, the farmer will find many things
that he docs not have at home, and will
be able to obtain a good deal of informa
tion. He will find different breeds of the
various classes of live stock and can
judge much better of their relative mer
its, and of their adaptation to his cir
cumstances and conditions, by looking
them over than he can by merely read
ing about them. Different varieties of
corn and other grain will be exhibited,
and he can form a pretty correct opinion
as to whether any of the sorts are supe
rior to the ones which he has under cul
tivation. Ho will also find specimens of
the new varieties of potatoes, andean
decide whether it will be best to give any
of them a trial, the next season. The
same is true of the numerous kinds of
In regard to fruits a great deal of in
formation can bo obtained. Nearly
every farmer will find specimens of
varieties which he docs not grow, but
about which ho has read. He can noto
their special characteristics and compare
their qualities with those of the sorts
which he produces. Farm implements
and machines will also be on exhibition,
and, by looking them over, the visitor
may get many excellent ideas about
labor-saving implements. Even if ho
does not find anything that he needs to
purchase, he will get much useful infor
mation in comparing the machines of
Not the least of the benefits which the
farmer will receive from attending the
fair will be gained by meeting friends
and acquaintances who are in the same
line of business, and in talking with
them about the various methods of doing
farm work and the relative value of dif
ferent crops and varieties. Then, too,
aside from all direct business interests,
the change from the everyday work of
the farm, and the meetiug and convers
ing with other people, will bo of great
and lasting benefit both to body and
Not only should the farmer go to the
fair but he should take his family with
him. Even more than himself the boys
and girls need the change from ordinary
duties and tbe information that Is to be
obtained at the fair. They will there
find much to interest them in, and make
them contented with, farm life. And
far more than any other member of tbe
family the wife needs the change which
attendance at the fair will givo to tho
routine of daily life. She will see num
berless things in which she will be inter
ested, meet many old friends, get num
erous helpful hints, and be greatly en
couraged for faithful work in tbe future.
By all mean's go to the fair. If possi
ble enter something for exhibition and
thus gain a personal Interest in its suc
cess. Take the family along and "make
a day of it" If wisely improved it will
be a day of many benefits and will be
long and pleasantly remembered by all.
A Bandy Ceatrivaace.
This is a handy block for resting a
team on tho hills. It is made from a
piece of scantling 4x4 inches; 5x5 will an
swer better u the
hills are very steep,
and 12 inches long.
A hole was bored
through it near one
end, in which a han
dle was secured, long
enough to place the
block behind tbe
wagon when stand-
ng by the front of the team. This al
lows the driver to place and remove the
block with one band, while holding the
lines with the other. The handle can bo
fitted in the socket of tho brake lever
when not in use. J. H. A., in Farm and
ABOUT THE HORSE.
Nothing in tbe ordinary surroundings
of a horse can be so Injurious as the ab
sence of good ventilation. Any number
of horses are kept in places where no
ventilators exist, and iu many places
where ventilators were put in by a well
meaning hand, one finds them stuffed up
with straw and bay. Now. when it is
remembered, says a practical writer,
that a horse breathes much stronger than
a man, that the exhalations from his
skin and elsewhere are greater than
from any human being, it only stands to
reason that ill-ventilated stables cannot
possibly be preservative of a horse's
health any more than a foul-smelling
room would be of a human being's
health. If a stable owner wants to
know the atmosphere that his horses
breath, let him be tbe first man in the
stable of a morning, when, unless his
power of scent is all but gone, he will
often have occasion to be horrified at the
air his animals have to breathe. Free
ventilation may have a tendency to cause
colts to stare but that is not half as bad
as to undermine a horse's health by mak
ing hint breathe foul air. Good light is
likewise of great importance in the
stable. Vegetation will die in the half
darkened niom- it wants the sun's rays
to keep up its vitality; tbe trees in the
forest gio'w straight so as to obtain their
share of the lisht, and their lower
hbrndcbcs die off because tho light does
34penrtr.tto to them Is it reasonable
to suppo-e that animal life can be de
prived of the vitalizing influences of
light with impunity?
len fo Trala a Horse.
Twenty ear.- ago the averago trainer
boiicv.'i! "that j lie time to break a colt
was at r:i.'!;i 3 to 5 years of age. The
peiforiu:t:ii:ia was a stand up fight be-
iwcH tn-i trainer and the colt, and per-
lav JUUIIftVl ftvno up
-in .iivr knows absolute
TrWisfe-ani ! .aiVt-A Wa tinnaw fAftla
ituuin, MtU a liVlUIUsU UO IOWM IOVIO
subjection. Before he is stroagaaoagh
Ha Teases Ceav
to make stubborn resistance ho has for
gotten there is anything to resist. To
go "as he Is guided aad do as directed has
become his natural habit. His whole
early life Is an inductkmal course of education.
Mr. Jos. Hannan, of Bartholomew
County, Ind., sends to the Aural New
Yorker this drawing of his device for
holding down a hone that is Inclined to
rear and prance:
It Is made complete with four snaps,
one ring undone buckle, as shown In the
cut To put on the contrivance snap
the ends marked B to the rings In the
breeching straps, bring the ends A Inside
the girth, pass up through loop In the
breast strap, and snap to the rings in the
bits. m .
Cows have frequently been comparea
to machines in years past, but just now
a number of dairy writers are protesting
against this comparison. This Illus
trates very forcibly the soundness of
which we said a few weeks since about
the trouble that Is often caused by a half
truth. The cow is a machine; that is,
there are many points of similarity be
tween these specimens of animate aad in
animate creation. The cow, like the
machine, takes certain raw materials aud
transforms them Into a finished product;
which in both cases, is dependent largely
upon the amount and quality of the raw
material. Other points of similarity
could be noted and it Is therefore correct
to say, speaking metaphorically, that
the cow is a machine. But the simi
larity will not hold when carried to all
the characteristics of each. For In
stance, the machine has not the nervous
temperament of the living organism,
which must be kept In mind In caring
for the cow. But how utterly ridiculous
and foolish it is, unless one is writing to
fill space, to occupy a column In the at
tempt, therefore, to prove that the cow
Is not a machine. Both sides are right
so far as they go; each side resting on a
One writer, who recently tried to ar
gue that the cow is not a machine, was
doubly foolish and nonsensical because
he rested his arguments on the statement
that, "A machine may be pounded with
a hammer, kept out in a storm and cold,
and be neglected," but said ho, "let any
of these evils come upon a cow and a de
creased flow of milk follows." Tho
idea that a machine can thus be mal
treated and exposed is too absurd to
need refutation. Many delicate ma
chines if subjected to neglect, the oxidiz
ing of tho elements, or rough, heavy
blows would suffer almost as much as
tho nervous temperament of the cow.
Stop this profitless old argument about
tbe material of different sides of the
shield. The age has plenty of useful
and vital life issues. .Mew England
Kanaka aa Bee-Bater.
Skunks not only make raids upon the
poultry, but they find it very profitable
to attack the bees' stores of honey, says
American Cultivator. They are unable
to get Into tbe hives, not having the
gnawing powers of some of the other ro
dents, but they succeed very well in kill
ing the bees. Their mode of procedure Is
to scratch on the outsido of the hive until
the attention of the bees is attracted,
and they come outside to ascertain the
cause. Then they catch the bees as
they emerge from the narrow doorway
and proceed to eat them. They prefer
those bees with honey in their sacs, and
tho dead drones in front of the hives are
not touched. Tbe skunks would be a
greater nuisance if they could get In at
the honey, for they would then be in
their glory. However, one or two of
these creatures can rapidly depopulate a
hive by tbe method mentioned. Traps
are about the only thing that will stop
this, and as skunks are not at all pleas
ant things to handle, unless dead, this
method of catching them Is not always
satisfactory. Steel traps only wound
them and do not kill unless it catches
them in some vital part
Cabas Hoaey Fields.
From tho news which comes to us
from Cobs, it is a wonderful honey coun
try. The flow begins in December and lasts
until May, and does not entirely cease at
any season of the year. The honey pro
duced is mainly extracted, of good
quality, for southern honey, and sells at
50 to 70 cents per gallon in New York
city. The yields reported are some of
them yery large, as much as 150 to 200
pounds per colony, from apiaries ranging
from 460 to 500 colonies. Burnt Hornet.,
Do Haas Pay?
The question is often asked: "Do
hens pay?" My experience enables ma
to answer: "Yes." I have twenty-one
Leghorn hens that from Feb. 5 to April
30 have produced fifty-eight dozen eggs,
which at 18 cents per dozen amounts to
$10.44. It cost me for feed In that time
S3. 55, leaving me a net profit of $7. 8a I
bad a number of. white Leghorn pullets
that laid when they were four months
and ten days old. I think for an all
round hen, summer and winter, cold and
warm weather, the white Leghorn stands
in tho front rank.
I will also state that, Independent of
the profit in eggs, the poultry droppings
since last October mixed with good loam
once a week formed a bulk of twenty
bushels, which I believe will prove worth
50 cents per bushel In my kitchen garden.
I judgo from my last year's experience,
when from two quarts of string beans
sown I sold seven bushels of beans at 80
cents per bushel, or at a profit of $5.60;
that did not include what was used on
the home table. Jfrs.H. K., Midlothian,
VL in New York World.
Bow to Keep ?
The egg begins to grow stale almost
as soon as it is laid, and the cause of
many failures to preserve eggs perfectly
fresh,says the Farmer Monthly, is found
in tbe fact that decay set In beforo the
preserving began, and of course It con
tinued in spite of efforts to arrest it In
preserving eggs, therefore, take none
but those fresh from the nest This is
the first rule to observe. The next Is,
no matter what process you use, keep
the preserved eggs in the coolest dry
place possible; dampness will mould
them, heat will rapidly evaporate their
natural moisture, and any process which
will keep them absolutely air tight will
keep them fresh for an indefinite length
of time. Among the countless methods
recommended is this one:
Take five 'quarts of rock salt five
pounds of unslacked lime and a quarter
of a pound of cream of tartar; dissolve
in four pails of. water, which makes suf
ficient pickle for a barrel of eggs. Eggs
are always to be kept under pickle.
A kitchen grindstone that sits on tbe
table is not expensive and lasts a genera
tion. Afteb washing a wooden bowl place it
where it will dry equally on all sides,
! away from the stove.
Salt extracts the juice from meat in
cooking. Steaks ought not therefore to
be salted until tbey have been broiled.
Always remove the contents of tin
' cans the moment they are opened. 'It is
positively dangerous to leave cannea
goods in the open air.
One can grate horse-radish without
very badly affecting the eyes, by grating
! it in front of tbe fire. Open the front
stove doors. Onion can be peeled in the
Save all your broken and crooked car
pet tacks, and keep them in a box in the
kitchen for cleaning bottles Tbey are
better than shot for tbe sharp edges
scrape off all the stains.
Suet should be cooked before it is
stale. Boil for two or three hours, then
strain 1 through linen . cloth. One- j
fourth of this fat and three-fourths lard
Is a good aaizture f or frying doughouts,
NOTES FOR HOME CON SUM P
TION. Saaae F-iartleal Aetata aa Haw Hot ta
atev m Cansfartabla Heme.
There is no department of a paper
that should appeal mora strongly to the
lover of atomeatie comfort than that col
umn of useful information which gen
erally bears some sueh head as Home
or Household Notes, says the Detroit
Free Press. They are, as a rule, read
able, and even when they are not scin
tillating with such grace and beauty as
wa look for in the kind of writing that
comes under tbe head of literature, yet
they are so full of useful information
that they are not only well worth read
ing, but of sufficient value to warrant
one in cutting it out to be pasted in the
list for ready reference.
As a rale these note? are in the inter
est not only of economy, but in the in
terest of the art of circumventing vari
ous pests and of overcoming obstacles
that serve to mar the harmony o! the
spirit of tbe house beautiful.
We therefore feel that in printing a
few notes on the same noble subject
that we are helping to fill a long-felt
want, and to lead many a brother
groping in the dark into the light of
our own private lamp of knowledge,
which has jnst been filled and trimmed
for tho occasion and is warranted not to
To get rid of Groton bugs, take an or
dinary paper bag, such as flour comes
in, aud bait it with almost anything,
from cold hominy to potato skins. Lay
the bag on its side, and in a few min
utes the bugs will begin to flock into it
in great numbers. When you tbink it
is about half full approach the bag
noiselessly, as though drawing upon a
flock of canvas-backs, quickly tip the
bag into a standing position, draw the
top together and thrust the bag into the
To make tho washing easy for tbe girl
provide her with a rowing.-machiue and
have her pull about forty stroke a
minute for an hour before retiring at
night. With a lively imagination she
will soon fancy she b drifting over Lake
Placid, after tbe manner of her mis
tress, who is so represented by a pho
tograph in the library. She will also
get the small of her back into such an
elastic condition that she will bob
gracefully up and down the washboard,
and from" the association of the water
feel that she is indulging in a twilight
row, while tears of joy fill her liquid
blue eyes, and the first lily star shines
more softly in the mountain dusk.
To save the money that is required
for the purchase of bath brick to put
the desired enamel on the knife-blades,
have the girl go ont and puncture the
earth with them. This will give them
a fine Birmingham (England) polish,
even if they were manufactured in
Birmingham, Conn. If the ground
happens to be frozen the knife may be
driven in to the hilt by the process of
hammering. But this does not hold
good with razors, which should never
be used for prying covers off boxes,
tacks from the floor, or sharpening slate
pencils, any more than the can-opener
should be used as a substitute for the
embroidery scissors that were ruined in
cutting through various strips of oil
cloth. To keep the dog from barking in the
middle of the night, take a strap about
two inches wide, put the same around
his neck and draw his buckle back to
the last hole and fasten so tight that
while the dog can breathe comfortably,
an attempt to bark will make him the
unhappy possessor of an ulcerated sore
throat that will distress him from the
tip of his nose to the tip of his tail to
such an extent that if a burguiar ap
pears he, tbe dog, will depend on the
baby to give the alarm. c
If you would have the milk sweet,
.even during a thunderstorm, be sure to
patronize nothing but the condensed
article. It would also be a departure
embodying a big element (of gilt edged
wisdom to keep only canned chicken in
the establishment if you live in a neigh
borhood that includes three or four
specimens of the African race. If you
would get ahead in life and economize
on provisions, always weigh your meat
and groceries in the presence of the re
presentative, of those worthies when
they deliver thhm, and be sure to be
supplied with a pair of scales that will
make the things appear lighter than
To preserve your shoes against the
teeth of time that delight in biting holes
in them, make it a point to wear rub
bers in all kinds of weather. It is no
worse, or rather no more inconsistent,
to 'wear rubbers on a dry day than it is
to carry an umbrella on a day of softest
To keep rats at a decent distance
from the house throw bits of Limburger
cheese around in the kitchen and
pantry. The rats will then fly for their
lives, knowing that in a day you will
have to cast the cheese out, and allow
them to return in triumph.
If you would keep your Dresden
china intact, keep it for ornament only,
and use some cheap imitation ware on
To keep the canary from singing, put
a moist shawl over the cage to keep out
the sunshine and gave him tonsilitis
To prevent the small boy from falling
down the well, have only a pump on the
To prevent the ashes from blowing in
your face during the process of sifting,
always turn your back to the wind.
Although this 'may seem the obvious
thing to do, very few people ever think
of doing it
To escape the mortification of having
your clothes line robbed, always dry
your things on a clothes horse in the
Most of the nations of Europe have
nicknames, which willingly or unwil
lingly they have accepted.- The ap
propriateness of some of them is evident,
but to explain the origin of some would
be difficult. A writer in LippincotCa
Magazine has collected some interest
ing facts ou this point.
Englishmen have submitted to the
name of John Bull, as suited to the na
tional character. A Scotchman ,is Sandy;
the Irisman derives his name, Paddy,
from his national patron saint; while an
ancient nursery rhyme records tbe fact
that Taffy was a Welchman. English
sailors call the Frenchman, in contempt,
John Crapaud; bnt in France he is
Jacqnes Bonhomme, or at a bourgeois,
Cousin Micbel is the name by which
the German is known to the Continental
nations. Mynheer Closb, an abbrevia
tion of Nicholas sums up the Holland
ers, who are oiteti known simply as
the Mynheers; while- the Switzer re
joices in the name of Colin Tampon.
Don Whiskerandos is almost'a na
tional nickname for the Spaniard", dat
ing from Elizabethan times Italians
are known as Lazzaroni, and Danes as
The Hotelier' Mock.
The butcher's block has undergone a
remarkable evolution. Not only are
large and perfect tree stumps of hard
wood more and more difficult to obtain,
bnt even the beat of them crack and
split most unaccountably. The modern
first-class chopping block ha3 hereto
fore become a square mas made up of
cube of carefully selected word bolted
and then crosh-bolted together, after be
ing so arranged that the chopping upon
them will be done on too instead of
with or against the grain. These
blocks are very costly, but they last a
Sometimes when a man is put on his
mettle the material is brass.
A sood deal of the romaBea which
used to attach to Sunny iMf and Its
inhabitants has faded jM sines we
have come to know thtTTfctter. Still
it Is diMcult to credit sine of the facts
reported by recent waiters regarding
that country. For inssaee,lt Is said
that In Italy 330 village communities
have no graveyards --'-The dead In them
are put away In primitive church vaults.
Two hundred thousand Italians live In
37,000 dangerously unhealthy cellars;
9,000 In little cells hewn out of the
rocks. In 1,700 communities bread Is a
luxury tasted only on holidays; 5,000
communities are so poor that they con
sume no meat at all; 600 are without
physicians; 104 are constantly afflicted
with epidemic fevers; 110,000 persons
have chronic skin diseases; 63 in every
hundred can neither read aor write.
The Oar Oa Xvr.Prtatael-Caa Taw
Sack week a different tbree-mek display
is published la tats paper. There are ao
two words alike In either ad., except Oaa
word. This word will be fouad la the ad.
for Dr. Harter's Iron Toalc, Little Liver
Pills and Wild. Cherry Bitters. Look for
"Crescent" trade-mark. Read the ad.
carefully, and when voa lad the word seed
it to them and they will return yoa a book,
beautiful lithographs and sample free.
The statistics of the average size of
families in the varions countries of
Europe, which are of considerable in
terest for the status of public morals,
are the following: France, 3.03 mem
bers; Denmark, 3.61; Hungary, 3.70;
Switzerland, 3.94; Austria and Belgium,
4.05; England, 4.08; Germany, 4.10;
Sweden, 4.12; Holland, 4.22; Scotland,
4.46; Italy, 4.56; Spain, 4.65; Bussia,
4.83; Ireland, 5.20.
All claims not consistent with the high
character of Syrup of Figs are purposely
avoided by the Cal. Fig Syrup Company.
It acts gently on the kidneys, liver and
bowels, cleansing the system effectually,
but It is not a cure-all and makes bo pre
tensions that every bottle will not substan
tiate. Lightning does some queer things,
but nothing like the following, perhaps,
has ever before been attributed to it:
"A streak of Grand Bapids, Mich.,
lightning followed an electric light wire
into the children's department' of St
Mark's hospital, coolly turned on 'the
gas, lighted it, and left for parts un
known." Iaformatioa for Ladles.
Ladies, if you desire Information that
will be of untold value to you and prevent
a vast amount of anxiety of mind and bod
ily suffering, send for a six months' supply
of Ozona to the Michigan Medical Institute,
Albion, Mich., lock box 70.
Rev. A. W. Manx, the pioneer deaf
mute preacher, writes: "The ratio of
deaf mutes to the hearing is as 1 to
1,600, so there are over 40,000 in the
United States and about 1,000,000 in
When Baby was afck, we gave her Caaacria,
When ahewaa a Child, abe cried for Caatoria,
When abe beeaaee Maw, she daae to Caatoria,
ftBeaabeaadCauldrea, abe ptvetbeai Caatoria.
IIk "Yes, darling, and it shall be the
purpose of my life to surround you with
every comfort and to anticipate and
gratify your every wish." She "How
good of you, Harry! And all on 12 a
CONDUCTOR E. D. LOOMIS, Detroit,
Mich., says: "The effect of Hall's Catarrh
Cure is wonderful." Write him about it.
Sold by Druggists, 75c
"Did your husband take my temper
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Binks. "O, yes. He got rid of all his
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Bi this world, says J. Hofherr of Syracuse, H. T.,
fa Pastor Koenig'a Nerve Tonic, because my aon
who was partially paralyzed three years ago aad
attacked by fits, has not had any symptoms of
them since be took one bottle of the remedy. I
most heartily thank for it.
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Whon 17 years old my aon waa first attacked
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four months, three months, two months, one
month, then eTery three weeks, every nine days
and later even twice a day. We used many
remedies for Ms, but all without benefit. Pas
tor Koenig'a Nerro Tonic ia the very best we
ever naed and be is again strong, his mind has
again Improved and Is clearer.
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as of the great aatt-dyspeptia aad
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Death hss made havoc among ths
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in the confederate armies. Qf the total
number 198 only 184 are now living.
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three major generals still living, the
other survivors are brigadier generals.
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"Dot boy of mine ish going to make a
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"Yesterday I told him I was going to
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aaase time ao invigorates the stomach and bowe'a
that the food is properly digested and all its
1 have beea taking two bottle of Hood's
EanaparUla for weaxaees and ao appetite. With
great plcanre I will ear that I tbiuk it has doce
see ataeh good, becaate I aa now ab e to eat like
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f Mis. Sarah M. Black of
Mo., during the past two yeanksa
been affected with Neuralgia of ths?
Head, Stomach and Woo, sad
writes: "My food did not sfiCsa to
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tite was very variable. My saoc
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my breath became short, and I lud
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