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K. fc K i X jfS. Kfe.4 s K.r, pfs rnT "ii H I, '"'CBBaa?viiEgiMT:aaBBa'igaawiaTBMWBaTaHliJ Hy? Yearly Siitosoriptioxi $S.OO TENTH YEAR. ZEE" X4i?Z'S. 4 Budget of Interesting Talk Relating to the Tender Sex. SOME FEMININE CHARACTER ISTICS. Matters Scler tnd Satirical, with a Spice of Humor, Prepared Spscially for Our Fair Readers Xcither Jfat lie. Mother (returning home) "Well, how .have the children been behaving while I've been away? Father 0, they're cross and bad tem pered. "Mother Is that so? "Well, -where did they get their bad tempei', I should like to know? Father I declare I can't tell. But Pm sure their mother hasn't lost any of hers. Judge. The Itiyht Kind of Girl. A pretty, talented girl, -who has just completed her school course with credit, an'd by reason of rather special talents has received more attention and admi ration than falls to the lot of most girls, "was asked the oilier day how she was enjoying her vacation. "Oh, I'm enjoying it very much, she answered brightly. ""I'm doing the housework now and letting mother have a little rest.' "Y nir mother is away on a vacation, then?" was the natural question. 'Oh, no; she's at home, but Tin giv ing her a chance to rest in the morning and to dress up and sit out on the piazza when she feels like it. I think it will do her good to have a little change. Springfield Homestead. .1 Model Mom an. Mr. .Tones came home at an unseemly hour the other night and was surprised to see Mrs. Jones sitting Tip for him be low stairs. t ith no other light than that of the electric tower on the corner to keep her company. uM-m-maria," he said huskily, "y-you shouldn't sit up s'late when I'm out on business." As Mrs. Jones did not answer him, he continued in an alarmed voice: , "Sborry, ni' dear, but it's lash time tell you I'm shorry, won't shpeak to me?" At this mome"st Mrs. Jones called from above stairs: . Mr. Jones, who are you talking to at this hour of the night?" "Thas'h what I like to know in-m-iny-fself,' stammered Jones. Me. Jones hastened down stairs. lamp in hand. When she saw the situ- &S4C "--."" aMbU, xxx 1IW W UCiuS i! finnti olrk !rt-irrirt.I it - rf lxnw f angry. "It's the model,' she said, "the model CiJ. bought to-day to fit my dresses on." CV xes, tuasa so, saiu Jones, tipsuy, t jnoaei woman ciidn t tais uacK niakp iV'sonie fellow gocd wife. -Detroit Free Press. Taught Xcthiitg at Home. I am told bv one who is interested in Oft the "welfare of girls "who earn their liv- ing-'at the mercy of the world" that out . of every 100 girls there are not ten who ' -iS can sew on a button straight or help r-.wiiH3uiei es la anv Avar, x was HUKincr :3? -AS , , . , .wiiu m Avum&n rno Knows young girls rSwdl, and much of whose life has been p vpaased in teaching in the public schools, vmadBhe assured me that she did not donbt rthe truth of that statement l?Xou rould be surprised." she aaid. jwuaawgklsas I have seen them, im;uow iiiue xney are, taugnt at not. Mothers ao are the wives of laboring men spare their daughters the learning of the simplest sort of sewing. They send them to school. They give them useless courses of geometry and trigonometry, and the only course of sewing they get is the youthful training in the lower classes at the grammar school, where one hour each week is de voted to such work." I quite agree with my friend. Girls of whatever station should be taught to help themselves. "Why should they not be as able to make clothes as to enter tain ? Surely the one may be of infinite service when the other is past use. More than that, any girl who can help herself and is proud enough to do it in an emergency is safe in the world. Boston Home Journal. Social Superiors. I have lately asked a series of ladies who are all content with their own so cial positions, writes Col. Higgins in Harper's Bazar, whether they would regard as more of a sacrifice for a son 01: a brother to marry a young girl who had worked in a factory or one who had "lived out" ; and they have uniformly expressed preference for the factory over the other alternative. On being pressed for reasons, some said they did not know, but that this was the way they felt. O there said that household service seemed "more menial" ; others, that it would be awkward to receive as an equal one who had opened the door for you or swept your room. Each of these reasons seemed rather flimsy, but no more so than the general feeling of which it is a part. To me it is all un meaning; the only things really impor tant are character, intelligence, and re finement; and nothing can be less im portant than the mere question what a person's employment is or has been, so it be honest. Who sweeps a room, as for Thy laws Makes that and the action line. But the point now of interest is to know what the general impression is; and so long as the employers themselves regard household service as being so cially lower than working at the needle or at the loom, how can they expect that the persons most concerned will fail to see it? If we regard all this as a pre judice, let us go to work to correct it. In the meantime we must remember that those who are in our employ are really taking themselves at our own valuation, and cannot consistently lie censured. "When your best handmaiden, leaves your employ and accepts lower pay in a "box-factory" or at some "straw works, remember that she may do it for precisely the same reason that Queen Yictoria got herself declared "Empress of India" a well as Queen of England in order that she might thenceforth have no social superior. What a Wife Ought to Know. Mrs. Dinah Mulock Craik has the following suggestions in one of her arti cles on woman's responsibilities in money matters: Tery few men have the time or the patienca to make a shilling go as far as it can; but "women have; especially a woman whose one thought is to save her husband from having burdens greater than he can bear; to help him by that quiet careful ness in money matters -which alone gives an easy mind and a real enjoyment of life, to take care of the "pennies in short, that he may have the pounds free for all his lawful needs and lawful pleas ures, too. Surely there can be no sharper pang to a loving wife than to see her husband staggering under the -weight of family life, -worked almost to death in order to "dodge the wolf at the door," joyless in the present, terrified at the future; and yet all this might have been averted if tha wif had onlr. known toe -valneawl -'-.". - i. 535t'H?vf' STOCK FARMTNQ THE T3A3T53 OP OT7X& ZITDXTSTZ&XBSS. WA-KEENET, KANSAS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER!, 1888. coat according to her cloth," for any in come is "limited," unless you can teach yourslf to live within it, to "waste not," and therefore to "want not." But this is not always the woman's fault. Men insist blindly on a style of living which their means -will not allow; and many a wife has been cruelly blaimed for living at a rate of expenditure unwarranted! by her husband's means, and which his pecuniary conditions made absolutely dishonest had she known it. But she did not know it, he being too careless or too cowardly to tell; and she had not the sense to inquire or find out. Every mistress of a household, es pecially every mother, ought to know what the family income is and where it comes from, an'd thereby prevent all needless extravagance. Half the miser able or disgraceful bankruptcies never would happen if the wives had the sense and courage to stand firm and insist on knowing enough about the family in come to expend it proportionately, to restrain, as every ,wife should, a too lavish husband, or, failing at that, to deny herself all luxuries which she can not righteously afford. Above all, to bring up her children in tender careful ness that refuses to mulct "the gov ernor" out of one of unnecessary half penny, or to waste the money he works so hard for in their thoughtless amuse ment. THE ZOVEOF XOTORIETY. It is a bad sign of the times that there are so many men and women who, nol having any gemune public life or duty, are' still delighted to hear themselves talked about as if they were public per sons, and "who get all the harm of no toriety without any of its stimulus for the discharge of definite responsibilties. The man o'f whom nobody knows that he is pledged to any particular line of conduct nav, of whom nobody knows anything except that he has had his fin gers privately in many pies which pub lic men have been concerned in baking, but soiAetimes for one purpose and sometimes for another is likely to have his head turned by notoriety, without having, in any single direction, any clearer view of duty or keener sense of obligation. It may be delightful to such a man to see an after efirocalled by his name and universally recognized as a factor in public life without his feel ing one whit clearer as to -what he is bound by his reputation to say or do in furtherance of his fame. But such an alter ego is a sort of fetich which is sure to confuse his own sense of personal identity instead of to defino it, and to mystify instead of to steady him. The wish of private parties to be talked about and thought about and -written about by people who have no solid facts on which to base their estimates of them, and -who must make them the centers of mere gossip, if they make a fuss about them at all, is a diseased wish which has a solely corrupting tendency. More over, that kind' of self-consciousness is purely intoxicating, and, what is -worse, inspires an even deeper and deeper pas sion for the intoxicating draught. Pub licity without public duty and. without conferring on the public any power to verify the discharge of duty by the per son thus made spuriously public, is one of the most heady and poisonous of th ingredients of private life. London Spectator. Oxiox juice is said to be a remarkably adhesive paste for attaching paper to zinc The metal should be cleaned with a strong, hot solution of washing soda, and then rubbed dry. Cheap clock dials are made by attaching paper to zinc by this means. It is stated that two-thirds of the wood used in paper-making is waste, though experiments indicate, that'thls eaa be profitablr converted into J ettfl- r "WH" -J v i . -vs V..-. SE.C '-r vr. --- - -' I iV--?-- CIItCUMSTtlNTXAlj EVIDENCE. The town of Nubbinville, Pa., is about as subject to excitement as a cow stable in summer. But .a few days ago its one street was possessed for a time by Hughey O. Halleran, who" was en gaged in throwing empty beer bottles in the direction of every moving shadow. Hughey owns the bar at the sign of "The Swan," which, within the memory of the oldest inhabitant, has never been called other than "The Goose." Hughey prides himself on the excel lence of his liquors and the soundness thereof. Knowing liis touchiness re garding their purity a party of Nubbin ville fishermen supplied themselves with a bucket of live .bait, arid stopped at "The Goose" for a drink.( Hughey set up the whisky decanter with the glow ing announcement: "There's not.ez much wather infill that 'whisky ez ony o' ye'd wape for your sins in a twelve month. The Niibbinville creek has been runnin' by it this" sax year, an' its niver had a taste o' iti" , "That's lucky for tlie creek, Hughey," remarked one of the party. "It was a wet year for grain the time tiie whisky was made," said another. "I don't believe Hughey would water his liquor, but his cellar is damp," was the next consoling remark. Hughey's face was rapidly assuming the color of the red fly netting on the "mirror behind him as each man criti cised his drink, and poured out another while mlnaging to slip a specimen or two of the bait into his glass. "They say," said the getter-up of the joke, "that nobody can sleep in Hughey's house for the noise the bull-frog makes in his "barrels." "Here's a tadpole in my glass!" "Here's a minnow in mine !" "rve caught a pollywog!" "The decanter is alive with fish." "Hughey, you ought to have a strainer on your Avater bucket!" "Put a seine in your funnel, Hughey !r ''Boil your whisky, Hughey. You can kill the things that way!" "Use your pump, Hughey ; creek water gives you away !" "No use drinking this stuff, boys; every fish in it is sober as a parson!" "Hughey is right. It's six years since this water tasted a drop of -whisky." "Here's a hellgramite in the bitters!" Hughey could stand it no longer. "O'ill hellgramite ye. Y'ereapack o' lying " He grabbed a bucket of beer bottles, but by the time he got around the bar not a fisherman was to be seen. He captured a bait bucket, two fish ing poles, three hats and a lunch basket. The Nubbinville fishermen now have to go five miles to get a drink, and uphol ster themselves to pass "The Goose" in safety. -Detroit Free Press. FOAX XOT CHARGED FOX. The price of beer in Munich is 3 cents for half a litre, which is about a pint, and considerably more than is furnished in an ordinary 5 cent glass in "the States," and foam is never charged for. On the rim of each glass or mug is a short line near the top and the sign ai L," or "4-10 L," .as the case may be, which means that the glass when filled up to that Hue holds half of four-tenths of a litre. The beer seller is obliged to fill each gloss or mug up to the line with solid beer and not charge for the foam which occupies the rest of the gloss. "When a person enters xa place where beer or anything else is sold in this polite land, he at once takes off his hat and exchanges bows with the propri etor. If he should happen to sit down at a table where there are other people, he will firstmake tfiem a ceremonious bew, whether he knows them or hot, wkictvwill be returned in the sae iMuaer, and.whoever of the company We flwt will exchanged polite ''good "r "'Or Vj &. tt th otbexm as WriM to ! - - jgRBs - - ' .r a -v x- v xv x " rLj.v s rr I f JjrJ S I j' V.M -A4rf- I irisi IW ADAM AXI) EVE: A Short Discourse by Jtev. Whangdoodle Baxter of the Austin lilue "Light Taber nacle. (Texas Sittings. My bloved hearus. P'r'aps hit ain't good fawm fur a man ter talk about Lis kin folks, but nebberdeless I perposes ter make a few remarks on de subject ob our fust ancesters, Adam and Ebe. I am aware ob de fac' dat, wid his usual persumshun, bur white brudder claims dat Adam and:Ebe was white. I has noticed dat all' de pictur's ob dis fust pa'r. ter use a poker expresshun known ter most ob you all heah ter night, represents dem as bein' white as what little wool dar am left on de top ob Uncle Mose's'head ober yonder in de amen corner. "When I was in de Norf attendin' de Conference ob de prelatical gennermens belongin ter de Cullud African Pan-Mefodis Church, in de city ob New York, I spent more den an hour in a museum ob art in a street called de Bowery, 'zaminin' for myself a stature of Jlam and Ebe made outer chalk, on puppus ter conwey de impres sun dat dey was white. I contend that Adam and Ebe was brack, proberly bracker den Sam John sing ober neah de doah flirtin' wid Ma tilda Snowball. De Garden ob Eben was in de tropicals, whar dar was snakes. "Why shudden't our fust parents hab been brack? Members ob de white clergy in dis city hab de way ob depresliiatin' de cullud man and brudder dat am highly 'noxious ter me. Dey make out dat de 'debble am brack, and dey paints him heap bracker den he is, and at de same time day seys dat Adam and his wife were white. Hit's scanalous, puffectly scanalous; dat's what hit is. In regard ter Adam and Ebe, der don't seem ter be any doubt dat befoah dey put on aprons dey didn't war nuffin but bathin' suits, cut low in de neck, or daycolletay, as we folks say who knows Latin and Greek. Ebe fust invented sin, and she am re sponsible for most ob de improvements since. Adam wu'd not hab been fooled so easy. Dat's de reason Ebe am called de weaker vessel. De debble alone tempted Ebe an' obercome her, but hit tock de debble and de ooman bofe ter help him ter git de better ob Adam. Adam and "Ebe was turned outen dor property on account ob dar sinfulness ob eaten ob de forbidden fruit, so we am tole in holy writ, but hit's de 'pin yon ob yere belubbed pasture, who reads de papers an' ain't got no flies on him, dat dey would hab been -turned out anyhow. Jay GouT, or som' udder mernopolis, would hab come aroun' an' claimed de groun' some time; an' dey would hab got hit, too; If Deacon Snodgross will punch Brudder "Webster in de back wid his cane an' wake himup so dat he -will stop snorin' for a few minits, so dot I can de ne unce de sockdology, we can desperse to our homes -wide de blessin' ob de Lawd, after de usual kerlecohnn hab been tuckin' up for de convarshun obde benighted Souf Sea Islandera, an' de runnin' expenses ob de pasture. TO Csi OOSE AX OJIAXGE. The very sweetest orange and richest is the black or rusty-coated fruit. Pick out the dingiest oranges in the box and you will get the best. Another way to choose oranges is by weight. The heav iest are the best because they have the thinnest skin and more weight of juice. Thick-skin oranges are apt to be dry; they either weigh less because of hav ing so much skin or because of the pov erty of the juice in these particular specimens. A slight freezing on the tree causes this condition in otherwise fine-fruit. -The "kid glove" oranges are the two-varieties of small fruit grown. in Flciwb from stocks respectively brought froiarCSnnaand from Tauriers.- JPJ- i -ir.-;.- .ia "mZaM. Cf.-1- ' 7 Single Oopy s Gfexxts NUMBER 41. the little " gores" or pockets of juice come apart very cleanly and without breaking. All the above applies to Florida oranges. The Jamaica and. Havana oranges are much paler yellow and their juice is usually of more acid quality. The Carterer. AX OVERSIGHT THAT COST $10,0OO. In New Orleans, in the year 1880, there was a large commission house on Tchoupatoulas street in which three men were interested, one of whom had exclusive control of the business, while the other two lived in Galveston. The manager of the business, whom we will call Mr. Gregory, had $10,000 invested with the firm. Gregory was an inveterate poker player, and, although married, spent most of his nights at the card-table. One morning the book-keeper and cashier of the firm was notified by a bank that Mr. Gregory had given a check for $10,000. The partners in Galveston were notified, and they came to New Orleans. Mr. Gregory was asked to explain, and he told the follow ing story : "I was playing poker, and on the first .deal X held three queens and an ace and a king. I discarded the ace and king and caught the other queen. As four aces and four kings could not be out, my four queens was an invinci ble hand. The betting reached $10,000, whe my opponent called. I showed the four queens and he showed four kings. I was, of course, astonished, and stated that it was very strange, when I had discarded a king. The dis cards were looked through, and there with my discarded ace was a jack. In my haste I had mistaken the jack for a king, and the oversight cost me $10, 000." Mr. Gregory was told that he would have to withdraw' from the firm, but if he would continue to manage the busi ness a salary of three thousand dollars a year would be payed to him, provided he quit playing poker. .He accepted the offer. Next morning he was missing, and afterwards was found at the club rooms playing draw-poker. He had been playing all night. The business of the firm was immediately closed up, and Gregory secured a position in another commission house. He never quit play ing poker, and is probably still "shov ing the pasteboard," if he is still living. VXDER GROUND TO THE THEATER. In some countries it would seem strange for a party going to see a theat rical entertainment to make a dive into mother Earth, travel four miles under the mountains, and then dart up to the surface within a stone's throw of the ticket office, but it is after such a fash ion that some of onr people go to their regular dose of drama, comedy, and. tragedy. Becently a party of ladies and gentle men of the town of Sutro, who wished to see "The Two Johns" at the Virginia City Opera House, took the subter ranean cut Starting at the mouth of the Sutro tunnel, at their own doors, they came up the tunnel to the C. &. C. shaft, a distance of a little over four miles. Dismounting from the cars they then boarded the cages in the shaft and were shotupward to the surface, a ver tical distance of 1,610 feet. This way of going to the theater is as much fun for our ladies as going to a picnic It is really a pleasure, but tmta alody has become somewhat accustomed to life in the mines it requires a little nerve. It is fine and cool the whole four miles under ground.. The cars will not soil even the most delicate dresses oi silk and satm, therefore there 7-:-; Vr is no k'ouble of ckumu MnrtWno- ,TW f s lierTOom'at th. mmtli n-Lu. -ilV-k'l lady-may, stand before fit iurror'aaoV . - . j nwv.; givetheitoislMMtwic featbr, and mMdaaape m 'V- JeSfe -TAa '- Orl s?1; iy ! N ' -J V"! C ml -.?3 V : -f i r. ' .-3-VI -T.--W V .Sf r3 V m ?, 3 . h vjgy . -.vt. ' . '., - : -K v& KA. ? "? ; "y-M Vw ii&2i " -T MoUiersrbo have "ocked btaA . J"-?.- ' ,, iii.V -- . V1 7 iMxjmm o w o..water w HOTk 5 y ""' sMmmJ mm,j& 1 4ktanuBed,tkai Uie, girl aall waai her hiwTwmJ f BPt, "m ?&.&- . '- y.-"?"S r V e, of ttOMr,iad;lMB tOMto ap rm22 - ' " v" 3'- J1 Vr"