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TFATERBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1897.
1 ELLEN OSBORN'S z to Pretty Dancing Frocks Lived Winter Season. Copyright. IVTEW YORK. The first dances of "the .11 season malte it ev'fl'nt that even ing gowns this winter will be cut with square necks, almost without exception. The round or oval of a year or twu back is scarcely heard from. Tointed or V cedes keep up the struggle, but the V Is generally cut off, front and back, as a concession to tho claims of the square. A pretty variant on prevailing styles Is effected by throwing a not too vol . ttminous fichu of inousseiine de soie ruffled with lace over the shoulders, Crossing the ends and carrying them round the waist to hide under the sash somewhere. The crossing should be made low enough to leave a triangle pf lace or of the bodice material above, 9 If a square decollete were partially covered by the fichu. This suggestion should be utilized for slender figures ODly. Another possible variant was illus trated at a dinner dance a few nights ego, when a bodic of turquoise blue gauze, embroidered with silver and cut rery much off the shoulders, was worn With straps of turquoise velvet; these Started from the laco frill that finished the square front and ran, like the sides of a broken V, up to puffy bows tied above the arms and doing duty for leeres. A narrow sash gave a repeat pf color and material. Tbs most usual modification of the tng it down a bit Jn the middle with a bovr, A flower or a jewel. , , The low-cut back is not In fashion. TifTO have teen winters when decol late 7S3 a euphemism as applied to GiO display of shoulder blades, (Tfc pouched bodJoe 13 clmo3 r.3 PSK?E63t In tXe CTcning as by day-, gt TThen It Ciozs not obtain, come ffXSlSl fh empire govra can he looked . tVf JRCT8 ov less confidently. I j Tba fcojero U applied to party gowns OTCMJenauy. -is is not reoommenaea pxecpt Sot special purpesss of uiilor or BJeercs vt pomo sort are usual, ; - fbOTJgh rosettea of lace or ribbon can, V9 CPMcroctcd as supplying tne aeui elnvcy, " Lflco, jnousf ellne end chiffon are used, Jj almost incredible quantities for 5 bodice decoration. Eibbon is applied liberally, k13 i does not hold first posi- , Thfl isaah la ot (supreme Importance, f mnir nd dlrectlv in front, behin-d or J)H iho side The use of the sash with short end is confined mostly to the Em-,' , riire grown. A rery pretty result wa obtained recently on a pale yellow sillc frock by passing draped folds of white ITtlTCt about -the caist, crossing them, in jtrpnt and fastening them. In deftly , tied feows, higher up uyou the bosom, 1 The dress so arranged gave U modified ' Jjmplre effect for a young and quite Mender girl. Sash ends reaching the hem of the gown are quite usual; they may be of some width and elaborately j ornamented. One of the newest sashes . takes the form of a scarf knotted on, the left shoulder, knotted again at the ' left aide ol the waist, and hangjrag to at)Out tbo level of the knees. A folded, belt without sash e.nds is preferable for many figures. ! . Velvet in, rich and delicate shades is trted eren more extensively for even-, Ingr wear tian in the daytime. Vel- et skirts are commonly most effective j If ontrimmed or edged simply with fur, j TVhen ernbroidery is used, or lace, the ; ornament must be rich enough to add to tho material. Gray velvet combined, with violet chiffon and royal purple velvet, trimmed with white 6atin and ermine, are examples of costly toilettes eeen within the last week or two. VXne colored velvet, threaded with pale yel low, was quits as successful; the bodice of this last gown was crossed with old rose chiffon. Brocades of great besuty rival the h panels of lace or accordion plaits ingiare equally desirable. Jeweled bro cadesvare probably the costliest ma terials of the season. Statelyvrowns for evening receptions are cut wiVth trains. Dancing dresses are longer tan last season. Many of thai dancing skirts, for the young set parVticularly, are covered with ruffles to tte waist. .An odd fancy FASHION LETTER. ! for the Gay But Short-1 9. 1S97.3 ts for moufiseiine or cmrron, accoraJOB plaited, draped over 6ilk and edged it the hem with fur. The best that fan be said for this notion is that the sceordiou foldw. which should be very fine, hang well. Not much that is really new can be said about dancing slippers. The pret tiest are made to order of silk or saitin to match the evening gown.. Rosettes' of lace, ribbon or velvet are the stand ard trimmings. Fewer buckles are aeen. Genuine novelties In gloves are equal ly scarce, though the ease with which even the most, rare and delicate tint can be matched In any style has be come something to wonder over. A few women always follow the com plicated and usually unbecoming Eng lish fashions In hairdressing, with their essentially improbable frizzes and "un dulations;" bii't In general people who are wipe arrange the hair in the sim plest method that is becoming. At a pretty cotillon danced a few evenings ago one of New York's fash Ion leaders wore a dress that serves as an excellent example of the bell gown as it is worn. The design was a modification of the empire mode, car ried out in white and gold. On the skirt, panels of white accordion-plaited mousseline de soie over yellow silk al ternated with narrow panels of gold and white brocade; the glittering fig ures on the white ground were brought out in a jewel-like brilliancy and spar kle by a light powdering of minute epargles. The rather shortwaisted bodice was of white silk, crossed on the bosom by gold and white ribbons, which edged the pointed corselet belt and fell in long ends from the right aide. Above tie crossing, the ribbons ran over the Shoulder through hand some paste buckles. The belt was of spangled gold and white brocade, as was the deep V between the crossing bod lee ribbons. There were small point ed epaulettes of brocade on the shoul ders, overlapping the little wings of accordion-plaited mousseline that apologized for the lack of sleeves. It ought to have been said before this point was reached that the corsage was out square and low, but not excessively decollete. A high-necked evening dress worn on the same occasion was exceptionally artistic in design. The material was white satin, showing1 through a veiling of exquisite lace, patterned with flow ers. The slightly pouched bodice of chiffon and lace was finished at the neck with a band of old rose satin and a standing collar of lace; at the waist it was held in by a draped oorselet belt of old rose velvet, brocaded with cerise and yellow. There were long tight sleeves of white silk worn with gold threads, and atfbe back was a clever ly arranged Watteau train of JTd and white brocade, divjded .by a fall of lace that widened towards the bottom. Two other dresses, less elaborate than these, claim a word oi attention. One was of turquoise silk, with a skirt of dancing length, trimmed with ruffles of silk and laoe alternating fftr some distance above the hem. The square- cut bodice was of turquoise silk, oov ered with white chiffon, embrpidered with steel. The foamy mass of yellow ish lace and white chiffon that rippled about the shoulders and was draped over the pouched front, was handled with uncommon skill. Uosettes of tur quoise ribbon and velvet fastened It ia places, and matched the sash in color. There were hort tight sleeves, expanding into frills just above the el bows. The other dress was of the palest shade of silver-gray silk. The skirt was trimmed with a deep flounce of Brus sels lace put on with a "dip" in front. The low bodice was draped with ruf fles of the same lace, run with narrow, deep blue ribbons. Three of these ruf fles made each of the short puffy sleeves. One set of ruffles was continued from the right ihould-er to the waist line. The other set was carried from the left shoulder across the front under the square decolletage. Three large yellow chrysanthemums at convenient inter vals punctured the white and blue. Thorn was a folded beltof blue velvet. - - V. ELLEH. OSBOBN. ' FEEDING FOR EGGS. Green Bone "Beats An Other Sub stances as Winter Food. The profit is always sure when every detail is correct. Cheap food must not be estimated by the price paid for it in the market. The cheapest food for he poultryman. or farmer is that which gives him the largest number of eggs. It matters not what the food costs, so long as the eggs correspond. It is the product by which we should measure and estimate. Gtreen bones are not used as extensive ly as they should be because grain can be obtained! with less difficulty and at a low cost, but as egg-producingmaterial the bone is far superior to grain; nor does the bone realVy cost more than grain in- some sections. The cutting of the bone into available sizes is now rendered an easy matter, as the bone cutter is within the reach of all. Bones fresh from the butcher have more or less meat adhering, and the more of 6uch meat the better, as it will cost no more per pound than the bone, while the combination of both meat and bone is almost a perfect food from which to produce eggs. If the farmer can get two extra eggs per week from each hen in, winter, he will make a large profit. We may add' that if the product of each hen, can be increased one egg per week only, in winter, that one egg will pay for all the food she can possibly consume, and it therefore pays to feed the substances that will induce the hens to lay. If the .hens are consuming ftood and yet pro ducing no eggs, they will cause a loss to their owner; and this happens every winter on, a large number of farms. The hens .receive plenty of food, but not of the proper kind. A pound of cvt green bone is suffi cient for 10 hens one day, which means that one cent will pay for the bone for that number of fowls. If one quart of grain be fed at night to 36 hens, and one pound of bona in themorning, itshould be ample for each day in winter. In snm mer only the bone need be given. Such a diet provides fat-, starch, nitrogen, phosphates, lime and all the substances required to enable the hens to lay eggs. 'As an, egg is worth about three cents in winter, it is plain that it is cheaper to feed bone than grain, as the greater .number of eggs not only reduoes the .total cost, but increases the profit as well. 1 The bone-cutter is as necessary to the .poultrymam as his feed mill. It enables 'him to use an excellent and cheap food, and gives him a profit where he might otherwise be compelled to suffer a loss. It is claimed that a bone-cutter pays for itself in eggs and really costs noth ing. Eoncs are oiow one of the staple articles oft food1 for poultry, and no ra tion should have them omitted. They are food, grit andl lime, all oomblned in, one, and the hens will leave all other foods to receive the cut bone. If cut fine, even chicks and ducklings will .relish such excellentiood1, while turkyes grow rapidly on it. To meet with suc cess requires the use of the best ma terials, and green bone beats all other .substances as food for poultry. Poultry Age. HOUSE FOR POULTRY. ' It Is Well-Arrasared and Has Plemty of Sanlisrnt. , The diagram shown, below illustrates the ground plan of a poultry-houte so iftrarnged that it will receive the sun's rays from early morning until late in Ithe afternoon, and is designed by Dr. X. B. Ijucae, of Indiana. The house is composedl of) three rooms, separated by two partitions. An arrangement for separating the layers and non-layers is as follows: Openings are cut in tho partitions, boxes are placed' in the par titions, th boxes corresponding with the openings. The hens are placed in, one end room and those which lay will enter the open, door of the nest-box, the door closing and! opening one on the op- n r 6 V 1 - GROUND PLAN. posite end of the box; when the hea goes out into the middle room, she closes the door behind hecr and opens the (one through which she entered the nest-box. AA are doors, WWWW are windows, E an entrance, D the dust box, S the scratching-room, P the feed room and K the. roostingwroom. The ttiouse may be of any size preferred. Farm and Fireside. Telcsoopto natch for Snips. A new telescopic hatch for ships hias been invented. When a hole is knocked in, the bottom of a vessel the present wooden hatches are easily forced up byt the inrush of water. As a result the boat rapidly sinks. The new iron hatches are so adjusted that the pres sure of water from below would tighten. Ihcm. The water could not rise from below above the first deck afcd the shi,p could not sink. The water from above could not reach the cargo. The hatches can be hermetically sealed, -stifling fire, and preventing smells from the cargo reaching the passengers. They are favored by ship-owners, marine en- gineers and underwriters in this coun try and in Europe. Before tlie Engagement. "Do you think there is any such thing as perfection in this world?" she cooed. "Oh, j-es," he replied, drawing her closer; "I'm very near to perfection, now." Yonkers Statesman. Ho fio- similo Itgnature Si ea irrrrt. WILL NOT STAY BURIED People to Whom the Grave Offers No Attractions. Society- for Psychical Research la Making a Systematic Stndy ot Their Ilaants, Habits and i Peculiarities. The world is chock-full of ghosts. The only wonder is that living persona have room enough to move around. The whole question, having to do with these phenomena is afloat, scien tifically speaking, at present. It is being investigated by an association of gentlemen in England who call themselves the Society for Psychical Kesearch. The society has a branch in this country which, is located at Bos ton. Prof. W. F. Barrett, of Harvard, has personal knowledge of a ghost which appeared in. a certain antiquated Newi England house in 1873. The dwelling was occupied by two brothers. One of them woke up about three o'clock one morning and saw before him the fig ure of a woman. He says: "Her head and shoulders were wrapped in a gray shawl. I looked at her in horror, but dared not cry out lest I might move the thing to speech or action. Behind her head I saw the window and the growing dawn, the looking-glass on the toilet table and the furniture. After a' few seconds 6he went backward to ward the window, stood at the toilet table, and gradtially vanished. I mean that she grew by degrees transparent, and that through the shawl and the gray dress she wore I saw the white muslin of the table cover. "I did not mention this circumstance afterward either to my brother or to our servants, because I feared that the latter would leave us, while the for mer would certainly ridicule the story. A fortnight afterward, sitting at break fast, I noticed that my brother seemed out of sorts. He said: T have had a horrid nightmare. But indeed it was no nightmare. I saw it early this morning just as distinctly as I see you. A villainous-looking hag, with her head and arms wrapped in her cloak, stooped over me, looking like this.' He got up, folded his arms and put himself in the posture I remembered so well." It was learned afterward that a wom an had been murdered! in the house HIS DEAD SISTER APPEARED. some years before and that it was said! to bo haunted. Other persons, one of them a lawyer visiting at the mansion, saw the same specter and described it as glaring at them with eyes of in tense malevolence. Mr. E. G , of Boston, tells of an apparition of his only sister, a young1 lady of 18, who dlied of cholera in 1867 at St. Louis. "It was in 1876," he says, "that I was traveling In the west as a commercial drummer. I had 'dtrummed' St. Joseph, Mo., and had gone to my room at the Tacifio house fo send an unusually large batch of orders. I was in a particularly happy frame of mind. The hour was high noon and the sua was shining into my room. "While smoking a cigar and writing out my orders I suddenly became con scious that some one was sitting on my loft. Quick as a flash I turned and dis tinctly saw the form of my dead sister. For a brief second) or so I looked her squarely in the face. So sure was I that it was she that I sprang forward in de light, calling her by name. As I did so the apparition vanished. I almost dbubted my senses, but the cigar in my mouth, pen in hand and ink still moist on my letter satisfied me that I had not been dreaming. "She appeared as if alive. Her eyes lookedi kindly into mine, and her skin was so lifelike that I could see the moisture on its surface. The visitation so impressed me that I took the next train home andl related to my parents what had occurred. My father was at first inclined to ridicule me, but he was amazed when I told him of a bright red line of scratch on the fright side of my sister's face which I had seen dis tinctly. When I mentioned1 this, my mother rose trembMng to her feet and nearly faintedaway. With tears stream ing down her face she exclaimed' that I had indeed seen my sister, as no living mortal but herself was aware of that scratch, which she had accidentally made herself while doing some little act of kindness after my sistes's death. She said she well remembered how' pained she was to think she should' have unintenionally marred the features of her dead daughter, and that, unknown, to all, she had carefully obliterated all traces of the scratch with the aid of. powder." Not In Her Set. A lady much interested in good works was bewailing the loss of a somewhat ill-bred but extremely wealthy neigh bor, who had been very liberal in his i help to her country charities. "Mr. S" 1 as dead, said she; "he was so good and kind and helpful to me in all ;urts of ways. He was so vulgar, poor dear fellow, we could not know him in ftsMa&i iutwe. sliflj; m.eeiJA Hsaws! BE NOT WEARY. Oh, weary housewife, struggling; on IJeneath a weight of toll and care, rfiTth aching feet, and anxious brow. Thy burden seems so hard to bear. Tired of the oft-recurring task. And never-ceasing daily round, Dost sometimes wonder If sweet rest On hither side the gTave were found? Have heart of patience, weary one, Lest thou may'st "pass beneath the rod,' And all the loved thou laborest for, Like mine, beneatb the silent sod. Shall sleep in God's Green Acre; where Nor loving words, nor bitter tears, May call them to thy side again, , Through the long vista of the years. ' For If I might resume my load (And ah! It seemed no heavy ther. How eagerly I'd lift it up. And now, content, go on again. What though with busy hand and bruf And weary, aching feet the While, Methlnks I could toil on and on. With Joyous heart and cheery smile, y Tea, I have leisure now, for now Is the last loving service done. ' But ah, my heart! a weary round k. I still pursue from sun to sun. My soul grieves for the loved and lost That dwell upon tho spirit shore; My cup of Joy I thrust aside, And I shall quaff its sweets no more. , Deem not thy life ill spent; for God Counts homely task and trifling deed. If they be done for love of Him; And surely thou'lt receive themeed ' Of praise and righteous Just reward. When He shall say to thse: "Well done Come dwell with me forevermore; Receive the crown, thou faithful one." Then bravely lift thy drooping head. And show the world a smiling face; And thou Shalt conquer ell; for God To thoss who isk Him glveth grace. And If thou make a happy home. Where sweet content shall reign suprenie, Thy work shall more enduring be Than sculptor's skill, or poet's dream. Ingar Ingram, In Housekeeper. t HARMONY AT B00M0P0LIS. J t By William JV7. Tisdole. J CAP-N JENKINS wa'n't no dude, but be wuz mighty fine, lookin' all the teame, 'specially when he wore his vel vet coat, his Mexican sombrero with the Silver braid, hie buckskin ridin breeches, an' his gilt spurs. On them 'casions Mrs. Jenkins use to foller him 'roun till satisfied thet he wus safe 'mongst us boys an 'way f rum the ladies. None of us hed ever seen 'nother velvet coat like that one within a hun dred mile of Boomopolis. So, when Mr. C'l'b Perkins, hailin straight frum Boston, as claimed ter be an artist a huntin' "local color" fer his sketches, dropped inter Ioc Morey's place with 'nother velvet coat an' a sombrero, an him Jenkins' size to an. inch why us boys all fairly gasped fer breath an' Mr. iPerkins found jest what he wuz a lookin' fer. Twuz th' evenin' of tho day when the Chinese bunkhouse at the Golden Wedge mine wus blowed np witli dynamite. Who blowed her up nobody knew, but we all sespicioned Baldy Bowers big man, bad man. Never havin did a lick of work in bis life, it naturally guv Baldy a pain ter see a Chinaman a-work-in', so quiet on' patient-like, same's a burro, never sayin' nothin', 'cept a leetle gee-hawin' oncet in awhile 'mongst his own kind, an never stand in' treat. Baldy probably lit the fuse to thet charge of dynamite out of pure, all roun' cussedness, jest to make a row an hurt Homebody. But in this last he wuz disappHmted, fer, barrin' a broken leg or two, the Chinamen go off alive. Seems like a Chinaman hez ez many lives ez a cat, anyway. We wuz all discussin' this event that evenin' in Doc Morey's place an Cap'n Jenkins remarked that twuz a low down, cowardly trick. He wuz no friend of th' imported CWneee hirelin', but he b'lieved in fair piny. He w'dn't shoot a dog with a rope 'roun its neck or mur der a cat in its 6leep. The man thet hed done this thing wuz no gentleman, an' if the cap'n only knew fer certain who 'twuz, he'd take pleasure in liclcin him within an inch, of his worthless life. We c'd see Baldy Bowere' eyes flame up, like a coal when you blow it to light your pipe, but he didn't say pothin' not in Words. By an by the boys oummenced to deal fer eeven-tjp on' Baldy invited the cap'n. to ploy a gameiof oribbage. 'Twas a queer invite at eech a time but the cap'n consented, an' they sot down at a table by themselves, ordered drinks fer the crowd, an' commenced to play. Now, I don't know nothin' 'boutcrib bage, or old maid, or any of them ladies' games with keerds, but we all saw thet there wuz the makin of a good -sized row ia thet 'ere game. It run 'long kinder monoternous fer awhile, "fif teenrtwo, fifteen-four, fifteen-six go," an' all the rest of the childish lingo., The cap'n played very slow and keer less, reachin' fer the cards with that leetle, white, wiry hand of his, softly an I quietly ez if he wuz half asleep, an Baldy kep a-bariginf the keerds down onto the table, an' a-rippin' out a lot of big Greaser cues-words, an a-count-in' in a voice like a baas drum, an' then,; of course, they quarreled 'bout the countin'. That wu z what the game wuz for. Cap'n Jenkins insisted 'twuz fair to count one way, an' Baldy swore the rule wnj t'other way. I don't know which wuz right an I don't care. But pretty soon Baldy ses : "Cap'n Jenkins, you're a-eountin' wrong ag'n; you're a-tiryin' to cheat ag'n." "You're a, liar," sed the cap'n, turnin' a shade or two whiter, like he wuz get tin' hot. Then Baldy made a leetle play thet hed often took the starch out of bigger men than Jenkins. He riz up to his six feet two, an' throwed off his coat, an' rolled up his shirtsleeves, showin' the muscles on his arm, 'bout ez big cz a keg of beer, an' he ses: "Cap'n Jenkins, you leetle whiffet, I'm a-goin' to lick you right now." "You're a liar," sed the cap'n, an' he slowly riz up onto his feet. , ; Nobody rightly knowed jest how it happened, but when Baldy drew his big, eledge-nammer fist back, the leetle table that they'd been a-playin' on flew 5g .bet7veen 'em, an' Baldy 's fist came smash a'gin it. A it fumbled to the 'floor with a clatter, Cap'ni Jenkins sorter riz up n th' air an' brnng his left fish like a streak of lightnin,' a'gin' the p'int of Baldy'schin. Thebigfeder ijest c'lapsed. His whole body stiffened. He gripped the floor a second", or two with, his heels an' then he went smash, full length onto hia back, with a jar thet shook the buildin'. 'Tvrua full five minits by the watch afore he moved a muscle. ! Ez scon's Baldy 5d stan' rp ua' take a glass of whisky he went out ci the back door an' Cap'n Jenkins went ou 1 of the front door. We all knowed thd the tnex' thing to come 'long w'd be a leetle gun play, an whilsit the two principals wuz gone fer their tools we all took a drink an' three or four as wuz sensitive to the sight of gore slipped out an' spread) the news of what wuz a-comin. ' i That wuz how C'l'b Perkins happened f peax on the scene. Havin' come to town arter dark he wuz eatin' his sup per at the Transcontinental when he heered the news, an' he rushed' over to Morey's thinkin' he might 6wipe a sketch, off'n th' incident. You c'd hev knocked us fellers down with a feather When he sprung inter the room, like he wuz shot out of a gun, an' looked 'roun' sorter dazed by the lights an' the queer look on our faces. Skeered a little, too, I reckon, for his voice sorter trembled as he sed : "Gentlemen, will you hev a drink with me?" Perkins pouredl out) 'bout a finger of Whisky in a glass an' wuz jest a-raisin' it to his lips when the back door flung open fords which Perkins back wuz turned an' a big gun come in, f olleredl by Baldy Powers. 'Thout waitin a second he pulled the trigger, aimin' right at the center of that velvet coat the back of it. . But Tony Moore, the barkeep, wuz too quick for him all the same. He knocked the muzzle of the gun down with an empty bottle, an' the bullet nipped the heel off of Perkins' boot, an' the blood ran out Onto the floor. Of course Perkins' wuz s'prized. He catched up the heel in his han's an stood an hollered. Jest, then the sheriff, who'd been a-waitin outside till arter the ehootin', t' arrest, the survivor, if any, came in an' nabbed Baldy. Cap'n Jenkins wuz the ca'mest man of the lot in the confusion thet folleredt Bech a shout as went up when he "peared on the scene. He hed a six shooter in each han' when he stepped "AG'IN THE P'INT OF BALDVS CHK inter the front door, but he dropped one inter each pocket of his velvet coat an' stood smilia', first at C'l'b Per kins, artist, still a-howlin with pain, an' then at Baldy Powers, who wuz a sulkin' in the grasp of the law. Then he shed his sombrero, an' made a bow all 'roun, an 6ed, in that soft an' courtly voice of his, an' allers the happy thing at the right time: "Tonyveet out the Bourbon, an' ev'ry body take a drink vvlth me." Nex dlay the sheriff tried to git some body to swear out a o'mplaint ag'in Baldy. But the cap'n sed he wuz sat isfied an' hadn't no c'mplaint to make. Baldy hed insulted him an' he hed licked him good that wuz all right. An' Per kins' sore heel didn't hurt him none no fault at all to find with that. He b'lieved in brethren a-dwellin' together in unity, an' in peace an' hormony an' goodwill. He wuz willin' to fergive "Baldy Powers fer bein' licked, an' dSdnt want to see him sent up to the county jail. No, he wa'n't afeard thet Baldy 'd tackle him ag'in. Some friend of Baldy's guv Perkins a new $12 pair ofi boors an' persuaded him thet a leetle thlnnin,' of hia blood wuz good fer his health in sech a dry climate. So he w'dn't make no complaint, an' Bowers wiuz turned loose. But he left town tame dlay an we never see him ag'in. San Francisco Argonaut. Pathetlo Incident. An exchange prints a pretty and pa thetic story said to have been related by Prof. Gallaudet, the well-known in structor of deaf mutes. The professor has a favorite pupa. a little deaf mute boy, exceptionally bright. Mr. Gal laudet asked him if he knew the story of George Washington and the cherry tree. With his nimble fingers the little one said he did, and proceeded to re peat it. The noiseless gestolations con tinued until the boy had informed the professor of the elder Washington's dis covery of the mutilated tree and of his quest for the mutilator. "When George's father asked him who hacked his favorite cherry tree," signalled the voiceless child, "George put his hatchet in his left hand" "Stop," interrupted the prof essor. "Where do you get your authority for saying he took the hatchet In his left hand?" "Why," responded the boy, "he needed his right hand to tell his father that he cut the tree." Youth's Companion. Utilizing Nla"' Power. The first, use of Niagara's power was made in 1723, a primitive sawmill being operated. Nothingmorewaa done until J842, whem Auigustu Porter conceived gihe plan of hydraulic canals, and in $861 one of them was completed. - Boira Attn n THE MODERN CLEANER SAVES MOPS, SLOPS AND MUSS. A3 Grooftn DANGERS OF LUMBERING. "1 tk la Always Near at Hand, amdJ Usually In a Dreadful Form. 'The train draws the logs to the land-, ing, which may -be 100 miles from thsj blace where our pine was failed. Th; landing is the bank and surface of m large river, the Mississippi in its upper course affording, fine landings. - i I Death is near at hand at the landing; indeed, it is near at hand always amongj the lumbermen from the time the treoj is selected by the under-cutter until it; gets the last touch of the picaroon aadi. is piled up in the lumber-yard of cityi or town. In felling the trees, in loading them upon the big sledges, in roUngt them down the skidways at the landing, on the drive down the river, in the mills,! death comes often, and usually In a dreadful form. .The landing is a par-; ticularly dangerous place. When thai train loads of logs are dumped from the; wide cars, they tumble down an lm. mense skidway, perhaps 60 feet long j an incline reaching to the ice-covered river. Load , after load of logs, is tnrown a own upon tne Ice, until the river is covered for a city square in width, and the logs extend perhaps a quarter of a mile away. There is thus an immense weight upon the ice, and, the log's freouantlv nress down so hca. lly that they crush through it, and at )ast rest upon the bottom of the river- Dea. me logs may do pilea up perhaps twice as high as an ordinary ,city dwelling-house, over 100 feet. While the men are unloading the logs from the trains there is great danger that a "chaser" may get after them that is, a log which suddenly springs down from the load, where it has been held by a chain, and. without warning tumbles down the declivity of the skid way at a tremendous rate of speed.' Woe to the logger who stands in the way of the chaser! Once In awhile it may be necessary to dislodge a log which has become wedged in such a way among the other logs in the mass on the skidway that it must be released, to allow the others to move. Getting out this log is called "killing the Dutchman." The men who clamber' down the skidway, aided by their sharp pointed peavies and cant-hooks, take their lives in their hands many a time when they go to dislodge this log the key to the situation. Oftentimes when such a log is wedged into a great jam! in the middle of the river after the; spring has begun, dynamite must be used in dislodging it, so great is the pressure ot ine tnousancrs of logs above it. "Killing the Dutchman" un der such circumstances is a novel as well as a dangerous et. W. S. Har wcod, in St. Nicholas. ' Information for Patrons. When the patrons of a small laundry in the upperpart of the city failed to get their wearing apparel Saturday even ing they found the place closed and tills note pinned upon the door: uiosea on account oi sicitness Tin Monday. I'm not expected to live." Utica Observer. CASTOR I A For Infants and Children. Tls fie- Blnilo signature ' Of Save the Baby. 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