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to in.-ike one of the nicest kinds
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recommending them to all yotjt
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a BY ANNA SHIELDS.
Fern Cottage is leased for two
J- ji'urs to a willow lady, Mrs.
Ka 1. or. tlie brought ootl It-ttei s from
New York, and supports herself hy eol
orin tanhiou plates for a magazine
-lhis was the last statement my law
yer made upon the loii-w iuiU d recital
of the state of my alVairs when I le
tutiieil from a seven-years' aliseiu-e to
take up my alnxle in my own home,
lie had hy my directions reiiovattd and
put into k'oiiil crtler the 'aifre. haml
snine house that was my inheritance
from father, frrand fat her and jrreat
trrand fat her. passi n- in each general ion
Ihroiih a course of modernizing that
still left the stately, old-fashioned walls
and extensive grounds intact. We 1 1 i I -tons
were very fond of Hilton place
and had ample means wherewith to
maintain its beauty.
Itut beside my own home 1 also pos
sessed several houses in the village of
Crawford and one cottage juM at the
boundary line of mv frardcn. a pretty
place that my mother had christened
hern Cottaire. from the number of rare
ferns that nestled in the little garden
loider fani iful miniature grottos and
piles of rock placed there.
It as after t w ilijrlit on a warm Aj.ril
eveninir that, passiii"; the cottage. I saw
through open windows my new tenant.
She was bemiiii' over a small table, ap
parently drawing while the circle of
btrht from a st 11, lent lump fell full upon
her. I had fancied a ulrar. ci.mmon
place woman. This wan w hat I saw :
A figure slender ami graceful, with
hands as white and perfect as if carved
in marble. A face purely oval, colorless
ami fair, with reirular features and
shaded by hair of midnight black.
Tu ice while I looked she lifted her eyes,
"aijre. lustrous and dark, full of t-up-pres.-ed
pain. A face that covered a
heart full of bitter anguish, a brain sen
sitive and cult ivit'.f.
I am a physician, thonirh I have prac
ticed little, preferring to write for the
i se of younircr st inleuts; but I love my
profession, and cannot tpiite keep its in
stincts ipiiet when I etudy a new fa-e.
And all these instincts warned me that
here was a unman burning a candle al
ready flickering at lx t h ends.
I had uite forgotten that mine was
not a strictly honorable posh ion. t hus
spvinir on a solitary woman's privacy,
when an elderly woman, seemingly nn
upper servant of better days, came into
"Will yon never cease working?" she
said, fretfully. '"When the iL'iv lifjht is
p.ni', and you cannot sort your colors,
von take up that draw Inir that is ruin
inir your e es. Kest. child!"
Then the voice I knew must belong to
that face, full, rich, melodious, but
freighted w ith sadness, answered her:
"Kest! You know I cannot rest!"
"l'iay, then. Do anything but strain
your eyes any longer over that tine
The widow rose then, sweep! tip her
heavy, black draperies across the room
to the piano, where site played. Surely,
if this was recreation, it was a pitiful
mockery. Wailinp, minor music full of
sobhinp pain. Heavy chords mellinp
into sad refrains. A inuster touch, a
rare over in the lonp, slender finpers
only called out strains of heart
A soft rain drove me home, tint I
mused lonp and deeply over my tenant.
1 called sexeral times, and received conr
leous welcome, was entertained by
strictly conventional conversation,
heard the piano in some fashionable,
showy music, and found the surface so
ciety of Mrs. Kavnor, a pent I e, refined
lady, at t ract iveand apreeable no more.
1 niiplit ha e accept ed 1 his for t he real
woman, but I had a habit of Unpen up
about my parden. and as t he draw inp
room of Kern Cot tape commanded 110
other view, my neiphbor seldom closed
the windows as the sprinp crept into
summer. Paler, more shadowy, with
added sadness in the preat. dark eyes.
Mrs. Kaynor became almost ethereal as
1 he w arm w eat her stole somel hi up each
day from her st renpt h, and I was not
surprised nnc mormnp to see old Susan
cominir hastily into my hallway.
"Oh. Dr. Wilton." she said, "she has
fainted oxer those horrid pict lires! Will
I went at once, findinp my patient
prostrated at last, and pently submis
sive to all my commands but one, the
most i. operative.
"I must work." she said, "as lonp as
I can hold a brush."
"I'.ut you will die," I said, bluntly, "if
you do not take a few weeks of entire
"Die!" she said, quietly, not as if there
was nay terror in the thoupht. but as if
it was a new possibility in some prolt
lcm of life. "No. I must not die yet!"
"Then you must obey me!" I an
swered. "I will send a carriape every
afternoon, with a i-areful driver, and
you must po with Susan for a drive.
You must be outdoors as much as ms
sible. exceptinp tlurinp the heat of the
day. and then, if jiossible, sleep."
Her dreary smi le con ti rmed my opin
ion that sleep was a rare visitor at her
pillow, but she did not say so. Indeed,
she made 110 complaint, e ideiitly allow
inp my visits solely out of repard for
And to Susan I turned at last for
counsel. She had come to my house
for some medicine I hail broupht from
l'aris an opiate not yet in use in this
country. And I pointed to a seat, s.iy
inp: "Susan, I am past til) years old,
crippled, as you see. seldom leavinp my
home except for foreipn travel 110 pos
sip. If you think you can trust me with
Mrs. ltaynor's secret trouble, I may le
able to cure her."
The w '-" Tookeil startled for a mo
ment, and then, burst inp in to tears, she
"Oh, sir, it's awful trouble, and we
don't want it to le know n about here!"
"I'll not Ivetray you," I said, pently.
"You see, sir. she is not a widow, after
'hinkinp herself one for four years!
.le. Mr. Hay nor, sir. for she's never hid
u-r name, is a bad man, a man who
early killed her w ith his drinkinp and
aii.Ulinp and bad company, lie spent
.. i.-.c i..o..ev her lather leil tier, lie
crippled her 1mv with a blow of "his
drunken lists, and then he left In r pt;or
and sick, and the Ihv all crushed. She
worked day anil nipht for the child, lit
tle Harold, and he prew to nine years
old. but alw ays crooked and puny. Then
Mr. Kaynor found us out, and he woidd
have taken the child, he would, the
fiend, because she loved it. So we stole
Harold away in the nipht and sent him
to (iermany with a friend. I'm tellinp
iny stoiy all w roup, sir. We heard Mr.
Kaynor was dead -heard it from his
own brother, too, who believed it, and
Miss Kdna Mrs. Kaynor. I mean
thoupht herself free, when she let Mr.
Duchesne come to ee her, aud ah.
well, doctor, he wus a true man; penile,
kind and lovinp. and so pood to Harold
She thoupht she was a wid..vv, and her
heart was sore, so sore you i an never
micss. for hc was one to lake trouble
hard - anil what harm, if the loved
eai h other? They would have been mar
ried if Mr. Kaynor had not come back,
pleased as Punch to find he could make
a little more misery for his wife."
"lint he is not livinpnow?"
"Yes. he is. sir; the more's the pity!
Mr. Duchesne is in iertnany w ith Har
old, and my poor dear is wot kinp her
precious lile away to juiy for the baths
for the boy. ami to keep Mr. Kay nor
away. She pays him so much a mouth
to leave her ill peace."
"It is a sad story." I said. "And I was
too hasty in thinkinp 1 mipht help Mrs.
Kavnor if I knew it. We have no medi
cines. Susan, for such misery us t his."
I'.ut vet I was plad to have heard the
story . 1 sent books to the cottage, and
I went over frequently, tryinp to win
the he avy-hcartcd woman away from
her ow n troubled t houphts, anil ama.ed
at her rare patience and courage. 1
hail done but little in my etl'01 ts to re
store her health, when Susan came
hastily to summon me one heavy Au
"Come, please," she urped. "lie's
"Who?" I asked.
"Mr. Kaynor! He came eursinp and
swearinp because his money was not
sent last mouth, and this iiioruiiip he
went over to Crawford and pot drunk,
lie was coiiiinp home apain, when he
stumbled somehow aud fell under a hay
cart. He's badly hurt. 1 think the
wheels went over his breast. I supxse,
bad as he is. we'll have, to nurse him."
And bad as he was, tyrant, tormentor
and traitor, the new patient thus
thrown umu my hands was nursed as
tenderly as if he had been both lovinp
and beloved. Out of her heavy dcsMjiid
ency, throwinp self aniile, Mrs. Kaynor
lev eloped her charitable, forpivinp
nature in the weeks of illness that fol
lowed her husband's injuries, fatal from
the first. 1 believe she would have kept
him in life if by any self-sacrifice it had
Im-cii possible, but she could only make
smoother the passape to the prave.
1 had thoupht her own tenure of life
but frail, but in her devotion she prew
stronper. She pained sleep by actual
physical exhaustion, and culmm-ss bv
the consciousness of duty" performed.
Susan, by my adv ice, prov ideil food that
w as iioiirishinp in small quant it ies. and
is the injured man passed toward the
.oilals of eternity, we Kept his v ife
, l oin i! ri vvlap her ow n life away by
our united efforts.
1 would like, for humanity's sake, to
write that the reprobate reformed, or
even showed common pratitude for the
care lavished uxn him, but he died as
he had lived, sinkiup into stupor for
days before the cud came, and never,
Susan assured me. bestow inp one word
of thanks upon his pentle. tender i-urse.
It was a small funeral cortepe that
left Fern Cot tape to take the remains
of John Kay-nor to his New York home.
I insisted upon cscortinp the widow,
aud left her with an aunt, vv ho vv as sy ni
pat hiiiii! and kind, but evidently spoke
from her heart when the said to me:
"Thank the lird, Jie is dead this
1 scarcely expected Fern Cot tape to
be occupied soon apain, but Mrs. Kay
nor returned in a few weeks, workinp
apain busily, for her boy, she told me,
content to bear some further separa
tion, as he w as paininp preat ly by the
Cernian treatment. Hut the desolate
yearninp was pone from the larpe. dark
eyes, and health came back slowly in
the winter months, when my ailvice
was followed, and Susan puarded im
patient apainst overwork. The piano
ceased to wail and sob. and the slender
tinpers found tasks in weav inp pladiler
A year passed, and one eveninp, just
before the Christmas time, I opened
the cot tape door. I'pon my startled
ears fell the sounds of soup. Never had
I heard Mrs. Kaynor's rich, melodious
voice in soup before, and I paused, as
tonished, as Susan whispered:
"Her boy is cominp home for Christ
mas. Mr. Duchesne is brinpinp him.
and we expect them any day. And
Harold is perfectly cured."
I did not po in. Such joy as ihat I felt
should have 110 witness.
They came, these eaperly expected
travelers, just lief ore the Christmas
hells ranp out their joy ful peals. The
slender, handsome boy had his mother's
f:icc, and was evidently cured aud on
the way to a noble manhood.
And of his companion I can only sav
thai I have no truer or more valued
friend than Frank Duchesne, who
comes every summer with his beautiful
wife and pretty children to spend Ihe
hot months at Fern Cottape. N. Y.
Sentenee of I'rle.ta.
A t I'rapue, in llohemia. nine priests
have been sentenced to from 15 days"
to two months' imprisonment, anil to
pay heavy fines for havinp acted ille
pally durinp the last elections. Sev
eral pries to were arrested on the sjot,
while those who took to flipht were
pursued by socialists, who stormed
buildinps in which they took refupe.
Koand Ihr Ilonea.
Fpypt's pyramid builders were can
nibals, nccordinp to Mr. Flinders I'e
trie's assertion. He has found lxinew,
picked clean and separately wrapped
up. in many tomlvs.
111. Narrow llarape.
At an exjierience meeCnp of bachel
ors one of the most popular of the for
eipn lot confessed that years liefore he
had laUired under the delusion that he
was in love, and that he had escaped
matrimony through the success of a
A JOB FOR 700 TURKEYS.
Tarard Louir In am Orchard to Save
It from InvadlaH Vra.alioppera.
V. li. Hirmiiiphaiu, of Oakland, a few
years apo purchased a lari-e tract of
land in the river bottom below Pollas
ky. aud has siuce put out over Is.taH
fruit trees. There was a small orchard
on the place w hen he purchased it, mik
these older trees are in full beating
while pe:ich trees but three aud fi iu
years old have borne larpe crops. Tin
soil is tleep silt, uiul very fertile. Mr
Dinning ham put in a larpe pasolino en
pine and pump, and puinj s water frou
the San Joaquin liver to irripate with
The orchard presents a very thrifty aj.
pearance, and all the trees that are oh
enouph are loaded with fruit.
The other day 1111 uruiy of prasshop
pers eauie down (from the hills to tin
southeast and invaded one corner 01
tl. i rchard. They were too younpti
tly much and could only hop and l aw I
but they had a voracious appetit,-, am
w ithin a few hours had eaten every leal
from every tree over an area of tivt
There was in the parden tract nearly
everythinp in the vepetable line, but
thehoppcrsshowed no preference w hat
ever, eatinp everythinp clean as they
went. Squash vines that were Veiy
thrifty, each of which covered a spat t
of perhaps six feet square, were catei
olT clean. Struwhenics were eaten
without cream, mid every berry aim
vepetable in the parden went to fatten
prusshoppers. And there wen- mii
Jions umjii millions of hoppers and hop
pers. They are not of the 17-ycar vj
liety either, but just common, every
day foothill grasshoppers with a moun
tain appetite. As their whips are not
larpe c-iougli to euuble them to iialulpt
the disposition so prevalent in both
man and animal to hurry 0,11 toother lo
calities in scureh of pieener or l.ettei
pasTures, they just hop and crawl tipo.i
the trees and vines, ami eat, and eat,
and eat. It docs seem as if they can
eat for -'4 hours without a rest.
Mr. liirmiiipham at once put an ad
vertisement in the Kepubliean that he
wanted a thousand turkeys. A wapuu
load of turkeys passed throuph Fresm
recently en route for l'ollasky, but he
wants all he can pet.
As an experiment Mr. P.irmiiipham
mixed with a quart of middlinps and a
quart of bran on.- pound of arsenic and
set the mixture before the invading
army. They ate with a relish and-"
marched onward, right on. Ilesavs
he didn't find a dead grasshopper.
Two yearj apo the hoppers invaded
the same orchard. Mr. liirmiiipham
found a Portupuese who had a band ot
Too turkeys, and at once made arrange
ments with l,i, to bring his turkevs
down to the orchard and camp there.
The owner of the turkeys had several
well-trained shepherd dops, and with
their aid 5 turkeys were allotted tt
each row of trees, and herded slowly
along, eatinp hoptiers. as they went.
Men were sent in advance to shake the
hoppers from the trees, and the tur
keys did the rest. The hi pers were
totally destroyed and the on-hard saved
Fresno tCal. l.cpublicau.
FLEEING FROM THE CZAR.
A Slav l ulon) w lib MarUa of MiurLlr,
antl llunuruii lulia t v tt-.
A carload of Kussiau Mavs laid
passed ihiough here, ImmiimI foi the jia.
1-aii.Is. west t.f Hi.Miiarck, v, h le I lu
will locate. They are unable to .-pea
Knplish. There v. ere il men i.i i,
paity, besides Women and children
'1 hey tame tiom eastern Kussiu, an.
were averse to talkii.g about il.ti.- m.
live country, and seemed to think the.
were still under the power of thecir.
Whether nihilists or not, s. me of tin
members t.f the laity have si if 1 ret
from the suspicion of nihilism. One
the men, Michael l.odovitt-h. claims f
be a brother t.f the famous e il,- ivu,
Lodovitch. who has spent I ' years i
the salt 1, lines of lower Sibeiia. An
ot'ier emigrant, Tcsuh Slolsl..ck. v. a
sent t; Silierin for life in 1 si. an
still bears the marks of the sl::.c!.h
with which he v as t on lined in ui!.-.
prouud dungeon. On t lie colon.: 1 i .
of the present czar, however, h.' vvri
pardoned, with L'l.O others. I.:;t. r. I' r,l
stock w as again arrested as a ; 11. j-ecie.
nihilist, the same crime of whi li In
was accused ami punished before, but
he escaped. He was joined by his sis
ter in P.elgium, and they at once start
ed for America.
Perhaps the worst example of Kus
siau punishment in this party is Iv.i:
Molosky, a Pole. He was never in Si
beria, but for six years was kept i.
the dungeons of Moscow. 'I hese dun
peons are under the river, and. lie says
are always at least two int hes dee
wit h water that filters through the
cement walls. From .1 line, Iss'i, to No
veniber, isru'i, Molosky saw 110 ray o
light, and his only companions were t hi
rats. His olTense. so the police c rini.
was an attempt 011 the life of Michae'
Connor, a Kussiun officer of the car's
guard. Molosky claims that he never
had a trial, ami was only released on
his promise that he would leave Kussia
at iincp, otherwise sufFt r life impi ist n
ment. At the Hiint where these e.iple
will locate there is already quite a
settlement of their friends, who pre
ceded them about a year apo. Minne
If a cyclist in France fails to inform
the authorities that he owns a bicycle,
he is charged double tax.
New Y'ork is following the leatl of
other states, and prohibiting wheel
men carrying children on their bi
cycles. J. K. Snell, the Australian cyclist, re
cently rode from Adelaide to Mel
bourne a distance of 595ii miles in
two days 14 hours. 3x minutes. Snell
went the whole distance wit hout sleep.
Another chainless bicycle has been
put on the market, and now it is claimed
that success is assured. We have heard
this talk before.
In the ltoston parks wheelmen are
forbidden to stand or lean a wheel
apainst any of the walls or fences. Per
haps there is some reason for such a
law. but it would be hard to find.
Niagara is the first county in New
Y'ork to adopt a bicycle tax. The new
side path law went into effect April 1.
It taxes bicycles 511 cents annually. Cp
to noon, 1,074 licenses had been taken
out. IVIinquents are liable to have
their wheels seized nd sold.
A RSI) 1(1) ISKMEKS.
One Reason Why Medical Im-
I rrtlullt and Uauraan of Some
1'ruplc Make Them KLmmf let In,
for l- I'aklrn to I'rarllcc
Thvlr Wile. I pun.
"Nine out of ten jieople believe," said
a surgeon to the writer, "that the eye
can 1m- taken ou. for repairs, just like
I lie works of a w ateh, ami again re
placed ill the socket precisely as it was
oc fore. A moment's reflection ought
1. show anyone how inqossihle this
.voiild lie'. As a matter ot fact, the eye
is held in place by 110 fewer than si.x
taut muscles, and, in order to turn it
out of the socket, at least four of these
would have toleftlt through. ltcsides.
it is connected with the biain by a
thick neive which cannot Ik- stretched,
and it is also connected w ith the inside
of the skull by blood-vessels, and if
these were cut they could never be re
united. Perhaps a time will come when
a dead man can be restored to lite; but
you may feel perfectly nure that the re
moval and restoration of the eye is a
surgical teat that will never be per
formed. "Another extraordinary popular I -
lief is that respecting the nature t.f a
common cold. You will hear the most
intelligent men say inp that it is tlue to
-tu excess of cold inside your body, and
they will advise you lo use a luiistaid
plaster "to draw out the cold. In re
ality the cold is simply an excess t.f
heat inside, and the mustard piaster is
intended to draw out the heal. What
hapK-ns when you pet a cold i.- that the
ctH.iinp t.f the outside of the body
squce s the blood vessels and forces a
lot 11101 c blood into the lungs than can
be act-oUiuu,dated, They become regu
larly Hooded and gorged, and the result
is really a feve:, though we call it a
"It seems a small th'np Ut make a
mistake alsiut the value of beef tea to
a sick man; but I can assure you that
h 11 lid reds of lives have Wen lost under
the Hpular error that beef tea is a
nourishing food. It is nothing more
ihau water in which the pleasant and
stimulating salts of the beef are dis
solved and has the same effect as a mix
ture of whisky and I'Lina tea. I'.ut it
has scarcely a particlo of nutriment,
and lxth doctors ami pu-ilic have
starved to death more people than I'd
like to state through believing that it
"Very similar is the In-lief tliat an
egg is as good as a pound of meat. If
you feed yourself 011 eggvi according to
I his absurd theory, you will simply
shrivel up into skin and bone. The real
value of an egg is its weight in pood
lcef ; so that it would take eight eggs
of the leverage size to supply the place
of a pound of meat.
"Then there is the universal fallacy
alx.ut the liver. I dare, say that a mil
lion of money is spent every y ear on the
livers of ircat 1 ',11 tain and alMiut nine
hundred thousand t.f hat sum does
harm instead t.f good. The liver is sub
ject to about one hundred diseases, and
the cure for any one of these may in
tensify :.ny other t.f the ninety-iiiue.
To take one case as an example: The
liv er may Im- making too much bile, or it
may Im- making tin) little. Obviously.
I he remtily for one 01 these disorders
would make the other worse than ever.
So tiiat w hell a person recommends
soiiiethinp as iM-inp piKd for the liver,
just think that it may be gtMl for his
!ivcr, but not for yours.
"Women are far worse than men in
their beliefs aioi,t the lxxly and itt; ail
ments. I am quite sure that out of
every luO children who die under
one y.-ar old 5o are actually killed
through the mother's Wlief that
ft Hid is not Iioiirishinp unless it is solid.
They don't understand that milk has
an immense amount of solid matter
dissolved in it, us sugar is dissolved in
watt r; and so they give the unfortun
ate children cornflour and bread, which
they can no more digest t han they can
tligest iron nails. The result is a short
lile of misery and then death, while
those tif us who manage to survive are
made martyrs to dyspepsia all our day s.
"Many beliefs are merely absurd
without being dangerous. Hair, for in
stance, is coiiqioscd of almost the same
mat-rial as the finger nails, and it is
perfectly tlead. Cutting' the ends of
it cannot Hssibly make it prow, al
though it tloes prevent the hair from
splitting up; uor can the hair become
white in a night, any more than a wig.
When novelists, too, by the way de
scribe a person's hair as standing on
end they speak of a phenomenon that is
perfectly impossible. Many of the low
er animals have little muscles attached
to the tiairs by which they can erect
them, but human In-iiigs have no such
muscles, nor any other means of mak
ing the hair sta.nl on end except their
hands or a comb and brush." N. ".
ABOUT PROMINENT PEOPLE.
(en. Cadorna, who commanded the
Italian trtwips when they ttMik jmisscs
sion of Koine in ls70, died receutly at
the age of hli years.
Dr. Jameson, according to the CaM
Tow 11 Times, will return to South
Africa to carry the Khodes transconti
nental wire to I-ake Tanganyika.
The duchess of Y'ork was married
July li, 1VJ3. June23.1s)4; DecemlH-r 14
ls'j.l. antl April 25. 1s'j7, are the dates of
the births of l.er three children.
Miss Mary Isabella Potter, who was
ordained as an Kpiscopul deaconess in
New- Haven recently, is the first wom
an to take orders in the diocese of Con
necticut. A movement is on foot to erect a monu
ment to Henri "ieuxtenijs. the famous
Helgium violinist. The monument will
be erected at Yerviers, the birthplace
of the musician.
Gov. Kolx-rt L. Taylor, of Tennessee,
who, it is saitl, w ill resign, achieved no
toriety tlurinp his candidacy by playing
a violin, while making speeches. He
J now says he is "tired of the ingratitude
Senator Wellington, of Maryland, in
terests himself while the senate is in
session in looking over new spaper clip
pings about himself. He subscribes to a
news-clippings bureau and reads every
thing that is said about himself with a
great deal of interest.
AROUND THE WORLD BY CART.
lojnfortahlr II..,.,... Vm,. ,l th-
A novel epitlilioi, is that planm-d by
Jonathan Ills. f Ailooi.a. fa., who j
going aiotu.il the world in a cart. IU
starts this spring, ai d t x , t-to com
plete his journey by June 1. l-.,.i.
His route, as plain,, d. i south t.
Texas, aeio.-s Mexico to South Aiueiica.
thence by steamer to Spain and soon.
His Vehicle is homemade, f,.. t , ,
antl seven wide, and consists of f,.,
parts, braced together, st. as to cn.hu,
any strain, (llsoii has ii nis l.,-d the in
side in Hiishe.l maple am: adorn, 1 it
with hand carvings of his own th-s-ii
The interior, besides havii., ,),
riK.uis, is charmingly conce - , .1 ;,, .;,,
of convenience. In one room tl v , .i
.md in bad weather dine then- :.!o
Hut the iliiiiiiir-rooin is ,,,lt ,i,,,IS
where the wagon cat: U- p,.:!,d 10. i
pleasant eating place... t i,. .'avs o. t
jf the week it is pla nn.-d to I - It w l.ei ,
the cloth can Im- spread und. r the t..,s
and a good, cool drink obtain.-. from a
The second room has .-. ...iuh and
small table. The tab!.-t an used f.-i
i breakfast tray or .111 b- cl.aicd at
night and used for parlor fane. s. t
ilso tltM-s duty as wiiiiijf t:,,i.. , ,- f,,,
tMMiks and a smoking s. t. iln sl.l,
of the room then- is a drc.-ii,f table
that takes up the entire wall. It has
drawers, a broad shelf and minor.
vith shelves oveihead. 11,-ie 1 1;.- -,,-tire
winter a.id summer wardrobe is
The third room is a trunk n...m.
Here chairs are stored, tables pil.-d up
and hammocks kept for ui:( 1. -asni.t
weather the plan is not to sle, p in tl.,.
louse, but iu hammocks slung from
Ploisi,.,:s are to be ttought of the
farii-. s, o far as K.svible, w ho ar-ex-M-ctetl
t.. supply butter. i'L'l's Vej'ela-
bles as-.! . ! !, 1. ens cheaply in ret in n for
the plivil.-te ,,f I. Miking through the
novel ..,i -.
'I he kit. hen is the most admired rin.m
3f all. Cups are hung' from h.H.ks. and
plates set i.i lit tie grooves. 1 "a .-i ar,- .-n
the walls; all is polished as bright as
hands can make it.
The most ingenious arrangement ,,f
all is a sliding door by w hic!i t he w hole
side of the "house can beopeio-d. "I he
d.Mirs slide to one side and fii.ally come
ompletely olT and may Im- laid under
the cart or used for a tabic ui .1. r the
trees. Sprinpfichl (Mass. IN publican.
FUNERAL STREET RAILWAYS.
Schrme l'roMril In St. I.ot.l. Which
Will Ke.t net- font of lnrlal.
Durin-' t!" ir: :: summ. r several
of the strc n."! c. mpanics of St.
Louis will! . tin in ...iv ..t ion of operat
ing funeral ears over their lines. In
the bill introduced in the coum-il a few
days apo applying- for a franchise to
extend the Southern Fleet rie road fn-ui
its present terminus at I 'road way and
Howard street to the fair grounds a
clause is included ant horii :ig the com
pany to run funeral cars, as v.eil as
Ctiited States mail and express cars.
As yet the company has formed no
definite plan for the oM-rati,.u of ihese
cars, and has set 110 time for the in
auguration of this new departure. One
or more cars, especially const rin tcd
for funeral serv it e. will 1- ordered
built, and the public will 1- given an
opjH.t limit y to see to what advantage
a funeri.l can le conducted on a street
railway, as compared with the primi
tive system t.f employing carriages and
The cars will be of the very tin.-st
make, ami will Im' furnished as com
pletely as the latest improved parlor
c:.rs. wiiii silk draperies, cushioned
chairs and eatM-tid tloors. The most
favored funeral tars iu cities where
street railway funerals have ceased to
be eMTimeuts is one arramvd with
two compartments so that th-' ask, t
can be tarried into the forward room,
while the mourners and friends are
amply provided for in the rear com
The red iiceil cost is an argument in
favor of st reet railway funerals. It i-;
possible to conduct a funeral on the
cars for ten dollars, whit h would cost
not less than $.".0 if carriages and a
hearse were employed. The averape
charge for each carriage is live dollars,
while a hearse costs from siv. to ten
dollars. A funeral ear can In- s. cured
for ten dollars, and will prov id.- ac
commodation for the casket, pallbear
ers, clergy man and lo mourners, and
will displace a hearse and ten carriages.
St. 1ouis K. public.
MY LADY'S PARASOL.
She Shoi:ll Have a l)ost-n How she
t'au l.ei Alunu with Three.
. Parasols have blossomi-d out into a
variety and fresh iuqH.i tain-e in the
realm of fashion which is really dis
heartening to all women except 1 l.e icw
w ho are blessed vv ith i.nlimiti-d incomes
or a mind alMivc Ihe frivolous things of
life. Fashion decrees that the up-to-date
woman must have from six to a
dozen tif these ex pensi v e t r.lles t o har
monize rcsjMt lively with her various
costumes, but with three, w ell s,-l, ctcd
she can meet all the requirements of
fashionable dress. One should be t.f
changeable or foulard silk, or ecru
batiste, another of bitM-adetl silk, and a
third one of chiffon or lace to cai ry with
thin povv us.
'I he chilToii parasol is a thinp t.f frills
and rlntT. which is a puzzle to anyone
except the ingenious designer who
fashioned it. In this class of parasols
there are various kinds similarly elab
orate, made t.f net. lace and gau.'e. and
the handles are of gold set wilh ji wels.
with riK-k crystal and enameled Leads
of tortoise shell or some choice vvimmI.
Klcpant l.itH-atlt-,1 and iiit.iie silks are
useil for covering, hut there ,-re ail sorts
of less exM-nsive silk paiasols in plain
colors, plaids and strics without lim
it to the variety. Kcru lit;.-!e parasols
lined with a color and trimmed with
narrow ecru lace are extremely pretty
and useful as well as ptnitl style, and a
lacquered wood handle is sure to Im a
desirable choice. N. Y'. Sun.
A a lalil Idiot.
"Of all the fools I ever heard of, Jim
berson is the chief."
"What of Ji m berson, pray?"
"I'eeause his wife insisted that he
should not stay around home while sh-
was cleaning house, he thinks her love
for him has waned." Indianapolis
A newly des":g;-d bust f,.riu fordress
luakcrs us.- is 11. id.- ,,f a s. rit of nou-
ollapsil.:.- 1 i..id vertical stay s. w ith ad
justable cross hands attached by means
of t lauq.s. s.i they t an Im cxaiidcJ un
til the pr per shape and size is ob
tained. A hew medical inhaler for diseases
of the h, ad and throat passages is ct.ui
h.scI ..f a waterproof fabric, to be
i-trcti-hcl over the mouth and liose.
with an i.toinier at one side to produce
vapor f 1 ..in 1 1- iiu-diciiie for the patient
l'.al.y cribs are ldnp placed on the
market which can m- folded up in small
space vvh. n not in use. the frame l
l-.g formed ,.f l.n.r.-d 1;i.ui1h-i s which
I'm k fast vv l.-ii t,i-ue,l to support a
canvas crib which is attached to a piv
To prevent dust from getting tm the
chains and gea r w he, s , f a bicycle the
chain is s 1, rroui.d.il by a pair of tele
scopic tidn-s. v. ilh drums at the ends to
cover the -.'ears, the shafts projecting
throiifh small holes in the side of the
'1 o raise bread dough after it has l-een
kneaded a hew raising pan is fitted
with a re-ervir underneath which it
tilled wiia warm water to heat t"he
dough t.. the 1 Ic lit tcuiH-rat lire w it bout
the necessiiy of placing it on the stove,
where it might dry out orburn.
In a newly ,1,-sifned poultry feeder
a double cone is placed in a frame with
ihe iq H-r eo:.e much latfer than the
smaller ,-ne to hold a large quantity of
grain and the lower one opening dow 11
ward into a round tray with a flanire
around its ed'e to prevent waste of the
In a new block sitrnal sy stem for rail
roads the sii-mds are operutetl auto
matically by the passing train, which
closes the bliH-k as it enters and opens
it as it , ntei-s tl. i. bl.H k. which U
in turn closed, thus telling the next en
gineer if there is a train close ahead of
Ked blow aw ay s are the newest fti
frettes f..r eveninir wear, and red gad
flies hover over l.iue roses.
Hack trimmings predominate on
hif h -colored dresses, even for the house,
to soften and tone down the excess of
Cray and red make a pretty mixture,
and U.tli are wcil worn. Watered silk
j-opliu is new. and is certainly a very
g.,o. weating material.
The fash .on.d.le parasols have won
dcri'i 1 bandies, the latest taking the
s; n. I. lam ,- of a l.orse ciiestnut burst
ii f !iom its prickly sheath.
'ihe lie-st j.-w.l.-il belts are worn.
Sometimes sic. I. with amethyst, very
o:ti-i; li.rqnoisc set in silver or ledliier
w il!i jewels dow 11 the center.
l'iack t !. th .aek-ts .oc now trimmed
with while I.n-e applique, and v, ry
smalt they look. , specially when they
t.pea over while Watered silk waist
coats. It is remarkable how much vivid red.
is worn Im.iIi in the day and evening;
1 veil you:.f cjr'.s have jki; py-retl straw
hats, surround. l with a ruche t.f the
saiiit- shade, with an aif r, tie at the
hack. s line! ilucs hlacl-. mosllv red.
Koval blue is a color which fcpM-ara
frequently iu the trimming' of other
wise soln-r cloth gowns. One fetching
little bicycle suit of tan Melton has coat
rev ,-is faced with royal blue moire.
'Ihe demand for printed silk mus
lin of a t.liny texture is hardly equal to
th si pply . It makes the most sty
lish bodices ami sleeves, falls into the
softe. I folds, and seems eajMtble of tak
inf a lovely range of colors. lk-ston
CAR. FOR THE EYES.
Keep soap and dust out of the ey s.
Never read or use ihe eyes for line
work tluiii'g twilight.
When t he ey es are w eak sleep all that
Shade the eyes from the full glare of
I.ct the light come to your eyes from
one side or from above, not from iu
f 1 out.
Have an abundance of good, steady
lit; lit for any work you may have on
1 not w ork in a oor light, and avoid
a g'aiiug light, as it may be as bad a
too little 1,-ht.
Do not use a flickering light for read
ing t -r sew i np. I se a lamp w ith a larpe
hut her, and Use gin-d oil.
hen the ey es are hot and heavy
lalhc thei.i in t old or tepid water, aud
do not confine them Uhi closely to any
sort of work.
W h, -never the eyes ache or are easily
fatigued use them as little as possible,
and l,M.k up frequently from the work
to rest them.
W hen reading hold the held erect and
at a distance from the light, and do not
Im-ii.1 the head over the needlework.
Avoid piH. ly-pi inted lM.ks vv ith ptnjr
jiaper and h h . r tyiM-, and do not read
when ridiup in cats or carriage, nor
when convalescent from a protracted
illness, nor when the whole ImhIv is iu
a weakened state.
NOVELTIES AND CONVENIENCES
Stands for playing cards consist of
a pi -reed work case of silver, mounted
on end in an oblong silver tray.
This season's products in hand-carv-d
busts, statuettes and groups, iu
ivory, delighted the holiday shop-M-rs.
M ihogany cabinets in Ixvuis X.
stvle attiact with the artistic mar
quetry designs with which they are
l'very traveler is alive to the desira
bility t.f a large alligator satchel -.ompletely
fitted with silver and cut glass
The wearers of glasses appreciate
the convenience and safety afford, d
by cases tif velvet and leather, with sil
I'uique among rattles for children
nre rings of -.carl or ivory, one-half of
which represent!, the man in the
Hiooii. while the tit her halt is furnished
with tiny silver 1m-11s.
In art furniture, nothing exceeds in
M.pularity. j-erhaps. the small gilt
tabl-s Mounted with Wnetiau pla.ucs.
1 which form almost t he ent ire top. t here
J Wimr just niflieient gilt showing to
I prov ide a suitable frame for the plague.