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STORIES OF FOREST FIRES.
Hears Eating: Fishes Boiled In the Fonda Snakes in the Flames Tan. Black bears feasting on parboiled fish is one of the sequels to the recent fires that raged in the lumber districts of central Pennsylvania. John McCur ry, who lives near Driftwood, tells of this strange incident in backwoods life: A terrific fire had swept over a low lying district about a half mile from the Susquehanna river, devouring the fallen hemlocks and underbrush with a firceness that was startling. The sec ond day after the fire, when the ground had become cool enough to allow traversing, McCurry started into the burned district to look after some park piles. He followed a deep ravine for a mile or more, when his course changed and he made his way in the direction of the river. In May last, wlen this stream overflowed its banks and the twenty feet of extra water deluged the narrow West Branch valley, it formed lakes and ponds where before had been dry land. In one particular 6pot, which was much lower than the surrounding country, being naturally swampy, the river water made a pond from two to four feet in depth. This water was kept quite fresh by the con stant accession made by a strong spring in the neighborhood. The pond was hemmed in on all sides by rhododen dron, swamp hemlock, and water birch. In addition to the interest attached to this pool because of its very odd forma tion, was the fact that it contained fish. Lumbermen who stood by its edge on several occasions saw the unmistakable movements of quite large fish in its murky depths. They had been carried in with the strong sweep of water dur ing the May flood, and were caught in the pool when the water receded. The men who saw the fish declared that they were carp of large size. This pond was directly in the wake of the recent forest ifire, and its bor ders of hemlock and birch fed the flames in their mad race across coun try. As McCurry neared the pond, but befora he was in sight of it, his atten tion was attracted by a low growling much like the noise made by a dog when gnawing bones. Climbing up from the depths of the ravine, McCur ry, who was now within fifty yards of the pond, was surprised to see two monster black bears busily engaged devouring something at the water's edge. One of the pair was evidently afraid of the other's movements, for he kept up a constant chattering as he chewed at some white-looking object which he held in his forepaws. It was some time before McCurry could de termine what the bear's feast consisted af. Suddenly one of the black fellows made a lunge into the water and waded carefully across the pond to where something lay floating on the surface. When bruin picked the object up Mc Curry saw that it was a fish. The old fellow waded back to shore and began devouring his prize. It was some time before the bears had gotten all they wanted. This done, however, they shambled off "across the burned dis trict in -the direction of greener lands, much to the chagrin of the young woodsman, who, aside from a small ax, tvas unarmed. When the bears had departed Mc Curry made bold to investigate the sause of the bruins attention to the pond. He found on the surface of the lake several dead fish. The water was decidedly warm, and the true situation soon presented itself to him. The forest fire had heated the water in the pond to such a degree that the fish died and Boated to the top. The bears in their meanderings discovered this feast of 3sh and helped themselves. Another incident of the recent forest fires in the Pine creek region is related by Sam Campbell, who works in the woods near Black well's. Sam was one of a crew of men sent out to "back fire" (fight fire with fire), and he de clares that their experience was most thrilling. While setting fire to a thicket that crowned a rocky ridge, he and his crew were startled to find themselves suddenly in the midst of a lot of rattlesnakes. The forest fire was advancing up the side of the hill at a rapid rate. Its whistling, whir ring sound as it devoured hemlock tops was terrific, and the men were bent on building a line of fire to start toward it, hoping that when the two lines met the fury of the flames would be subdued for lack of material on which to feed. It was while thus employed that they encountered the snakes. The ground seemed to be literally alive with rattlers, the rep tiles crawling in the direction of a rocky bluff not more than one hundred yards distant. The men were all equipped with high-topped leather boots and paid little heed to the snakes, stepping on them as though they were but harmless old sticks. Campbell says that the rattling made by the reptiles could be heard above the roar of the distant flames. The "back fire" made by the men caught dozens of crawlers, and they were burned to death. When the flames advanced so close that the snakes saw further escape was impossi ble, they would coil up in a heap, dart ing their heads angrily at the tongues of flame, then suddenly relapse, when the heat overcame them, a moment later to be devoured. Campbell also tells of a strange sight which he and his men saw on this trip. They were crossing a strip of burned ground when the attention of one oi the men was attracted by a moving ob ject in the boughs of a big hemlock. The crew stopped to investigate. Aliout twenty feet above the ground on a large limb near the trunk of the tree sat a full-grown catamount, and in her paws she held a kitten. It was evident she had taken refuge in the tree from the advancing forest fire. The kitten seemed almost dead, while the parent "cat" was apparently dazed from heat and smoke. The old one swished her tail nervously to and frc and gazed down at the men as they huddled around beneath the tree. -One of the crew felt his foot come in con tact with something soft, and glancing down discovered the half-burned bodj of another catamont kitten. The mother had evidentally failed to reach a point of safety with both her young, or having done so had lost her hold on this one, and he fell to death in the fir below. Pittsburgh Dispatch. A Pleasant Situation. Young Hus imnd (in a low tone to his wife, who meets him at the railroad depot witfc her mother) "Didn't I telegraph you not to bring your mother to the sta tion?" Young Wife "That's jut tt hj mamma has come along. She wishes to speak to you about it. Site opeaaa Jits telegram." Truth, DOMESTIC CONCERNS. Steamed Suet Pudding: One cupful of stoned and chopped raisins, the same of chopped suet, one cupful of brown sugar, the same of sour milk, one tea Spoonful of soda, and flour enough to make a stiff batter, and steam three hours. Add spices to the taste. Coun try Gentleman. To Clean Glass Globes: When the globes belonging to chandeliers have become very dirty with smoke they should be soaked in warm soda water. Then add to the water a few drops of ammonia, and wash the globes with a well-soaped flannel. Rinse in clean cold water, and dry with a linen glass cloth. Leeds Mercury. Legs of Turkey Devilled: Make devilled sauce in chafing-dish as per recipe below. Put in uncooked second joints and drumsticks of two turkeys, boned, cook over hot water pan for fifteen minutes and finish over open fire for ten minutes, cover on, being careful not to burn. If cold roast or boiled turkey is to be used, cook five minutes or until thoroughly heated through. X. Y. Observer. Fried Apples: Use fair tart fruit. Wash and dry the apples, remove the stems, blossom end and core, but leave the specimens otherwise whole. Slice thin and drop into an oiled or buttered frying pan, the fat in which must be hot. Turn to prevent scorching, and when tender and brown serve imme diately. Good Housekeeping. " Oatmeal With Apples: Core an ap ple for each person to be served: peel and fill the center with surgar and a little cinnamon. Hake the apple, and when ready place one of them in the center of each saucer of oatmeal and serve with sugar and cream. Any kind of fruit may be used in the same manner. Children especially will en joy this. Western Kural. Corn Muffins: Put one cup of .yel low or white meal in an earthen dish and mix with it one-half cup of flour, a quarter of a teaspoonful of salt and a heaping teaspoonful of baking pow der. Add enough sweet milk to make a stiff batter, then add a tablespoonful of molasses and a teaspoonful of melted butter. Hake in small muffin tins that have been well greased. Farm and Home. Oyster Shortcake: Make a nice rich pastry and bake in a pie plate; while it is baking boil one cup of fresh milk and half a cup of butter, thicken with a little cornstarch moistened with cold milk and stirred in, season with pepper and salt and while it is boiling drop in one quart of oysters. Let them remain until they swell. When the pastry is done split it open and spread the oysters between the pieces and some on top. St. Louis Republic. Coffee Caramels: Put in a sauce pan one pound of sugar and one claret -lass of strong black coffee. Let this boil until it forms a sirup. Stir into the mixture a tumblerful of good, fresh milk or cream, and continue the Inkl ing until the sirup is almost cracking. Pour the mixture on to a marble-slab that has been moistened with salad-oil. As soon as it is cold cut into squares with a knife; divide the caramels and keep them in tins. Pittsburgh Tele graph. NOTES ON DECORATION. Sensible Suggestions Regarding Household Arrangements. Let no piece of furniture be bought that is not solid and of honest strength and durability. The parlor table may be plain, but let it be so genuine that when prosperous daj-s come, and it is relegated to the sitting room, nursery or sewing room to give place to its more elegant successor, it may yel lie useful and substantial. As nearly as possible buy every bit of furniture with the idea that it is to last your lifetime, and try to choose such pieces as will be comfortable and satisfactory twenty years hence. Scratches and marks that use always brings can be "dressed out" of good wood, but ill-shaped pieces will be an annoyance. Ciold embroidery holds a very promi nent place this season. In many of the best designs the pattern is in gold thread solely; in others, where colored floss silks are used, gold threads are freely intermingled. In the former case the silk grounds are single col ored. Favorite combinations are gold and white, gold and yellow, gold and blue, gold and crimson. Of these the light Japanese silks with gold outline embroidery are likely to be the popular favorites, because they are now offered at unprecedentedly low prices, and give a great of show for the money qualities that especially commend them. In buying carpet of any or all kinds the housewife will be better pleased if she buys those of small designs, either arabesque or conventionalized floral, and -which largely cover the ground floor, both as a background to furni ture, old and new, and as a rest to the eye. Carpets so chosen will not be come monotonous, and will readily adapt thtmselves to changes from one room to another. Dark carpets are sel dom satisfactory, as they are too som ber and show dust badly. They are only suitable for rooms of many win dows. Light carpets soil easily and add to the glare of very light rooms, while those of medium tone are best adapted to wear and to the cheerful furnishing of usual rooms. Ingrain, tapestry, body brussels and all grades of velvet have bordering woven to match. This is priced by the 3ard, according to its width, which may be from nine to twenty-two and one-half inches. The buying of a border is a matter of taste. Square or large rooms look more thoroughly finished if the carpet has a border, while in long, nar row rooms a border unpleasantly de fines the lack of width. Carpets with out borders make over letter, and in rented houses it is undoubtedly better management to have borderless car pets in all rooms. Decorator and Fur nisher. Bustles Again. The first step towards the revival of the bustle has been taken. This is shown in the new organ pipe skirt. It is the skirt of the sea;on. and rescm bles in a marked degree the bustle of the past. The skirt is very full, lined with haircloth and arranged in four or two-box plaits at the back. These plaits stand out prominently and are padded ten inches from the waist line. Over the hips the skirt fits with glove like smoothness flaring towards the bottom. X. Y. World. "It must be strange for the Span iards to feel that they are ruled over by a mere infant." "Why?" "It's so uncommon." "Humph! It's plain yo never had an infant." Harpers Bazars AGRICULTURAL HINTS. GOOD ROAD PROBLEM. Report oC the Officers of Uncle Sam'aj Agricultural Department. ; The agricultural department is about to issue -elaborate information on the, subject of "good roads," which con gress has directed the department to' investigate. The publication will em brace the entire proceedings of the nation?! road conference, held at As bury Park, N. J., July 5 and 6, at which every shade of opinion on im proving roads was presented. Roy. Stone, the special agent and roai en gineer of the department, will also in clude "i number of addresses on the road question. He makes no report, so that these addresses practically constitute a report. Mr. Stone says among ether things: The main question is how can a peo ple having no surplus capital build good roads? For an answer we must go where they have done it success fully and study the methods. First, we must btudy all the economics pos sible in construction. Second, we must find 'jut all the parties to be benefited and see that each bears his proper shars of the cost, whether or not he belongs to the immediate lo cality or even to the present genera tion of men. Third, we must look into local questions of road materials and transportation, and into all latest improvements in road implements and machinery. But who is to do all this? And that brings us to the first practical step in general road Improvement, namely, that every state should have a perma nent commission composed of citizens of the highest character to undertake this investigation and recommend the necessary measures to the legislature. I. STERLING MORTON', SECRETARY OV AGRICULTURE. :o watch the workings of these meas ures when adopted and to secure any possible improvement in them. The next step is to make the best possible use of convict labor in road building. My own impression is that state prison convicts will be best employed in the preparation of road materials in quar ry camps or gravel pits, where they can be guarded and secluded as easily as in prisons, and that county prison ers and tramps should do the grading and all other preparatory work on the roads. In regions where rock is plenty, by using the best machinery for crushing stone and employing the convicts only in quarrying and handling it an amount of material could be produced sufficient to macadamize all the roads in the state as fast as they could be prepared, and in addition to furnish ballast for the railroads as a considera tion for their giving reduced rates on road materials. Of their own motion the railroads are ready to contribute largely in this way toward road improvement. In their correspondence with the depart ment of agriculture on the subject, many have proposed to make half rates or haul at bare cost whenever a general advance toward road im provement shall begin, and the state commission would be in a position to make better terms with.them than any private individual or local authority, and better than we could do on behalf of the general government without the power to offer any definite assist ance on its part in return. DAIRY SUGGESTIONS. Poor ventilation is undoubtedly fa- rorable to the development of tuber-, culosis. Do you favor stanchions for cows?, we are asked. We were never much of an admirer of stanchions. Get a separator and power, and make the bull or the dog furnish the power according to the size of the ma: chine. Cool the cream from a separator im mediately to a low temperature. If it is to be kept for two or three days cool to forty degrees. ' If the cow kicks you may know that there is a cause, and if it is not re moved at once she may contract the kicking habit for good. The same cow may not give the same quantity of milk or milk of the same quality day after day. There is often a very marked difference. How much grain is proper to feed with ensilage? we are asked. That depends on how much corn there is in the ensilage. Mr. Gurler, in American Dairying, says that when there is enough corn to make forty bushels to the acre, he feeds mature cows five pounds of wheat shorts and five pounds of granagluton feed. Farmers' Voice. The Gypsy Moth's Increase. Some years ago an injurious insect of Europe, known as the gypsy moth, accidentally made its escape from a collector in Massachusetts. It has now increased to such numbers that a pppsy moth commissioner has been ap pointed with a view to exterminating the pest before it spreads to other states. Should it spread over our country it will do more damage than any species which we now have, un less its natural enemies should greatly lessen its numbers. It does not con fine its food to any particular plants, but attacks most every green veg etable. Road ma king as a Science. I believe in roadmakingas a science. If we had the means, we should teach it here. As 11 is. we do all we cznhj encouraging bicycle riding, as I know ot no other single agency through which so much has been accomplished, up to date, as through intelligent road sport. B. L. Whitman, President Colby University, Waterville, Me. Convict Labor Not Wanted. Don't use convict labor in building roads. Convicts are justly crushed and must not directly or indirectly compete with honest labor. Good Roads. IMP RIPENING TOMATOES. A Plan That Worked Splendidly Daring the Past Season. It does not seem to be generally, known that tomatoes do not require! sun, but ripen best in warm, darkj places. One can hardly pass along by country homes without seeing in the kitchen windows rows and rows of this delicious fruit in all stages of ripening and decaying, too, perhaps. For sunstrokes are common among the "love apples," and exposure to too much light and sun heat ruins them altogether oftentimes. The accom panying illustration suggests a simple and suitable box or closet for storing tomatoes while they are in process of ripening. It is only a dry goods box, fitted with sliding shelves and a snug door. The time needed to fit this upt is scarcely worth the mentioning) when one reflects upon the rich, red fruit thus saved from "spoiling." The closet may be large or small, with more or less shelves, according to the amount of the fruit raised. When filled it should be set in a warm, moist place and inspected from time to time in order to remove any of the fruit that may have ripened, before there is possibility of decay and consequent harm to the rest The convenience of the sliding shelves is apparent here, as a whole shelf full may be inspected at a glance by slipping out the shelf. Darkness is the important thing, and the closely-fitting door at once secures that, leaving only the necessary moisture and warmth to be attended to. American Gardening. SUNLIGHT AND TREES. A Subject That Is Soon to Be Investi gated by the Government. Trees, as a rule, develop best in the full enjoyment of light, air and heat, but their capacity for growth under opposite circumstances varies greatly with the species. The yew, for in stance, will thrive and "make wood" rapidly in the densest shade; or, in other words, in situatious where the oak would barely live and the larch, elder and birch would fall into rapid decay and early death. In open places maples, sycamores, elms and several other species grow into healthy, rugged trees in a short time, while in shade they "shoot up" slim and spin dling, with scraggy limbs and thin, poorly-colored foliage. Conifers such as the spruces and firs have the greatest capacity for growing in the shade and preserving their foliage in rich, healthy colors despite the re moval or partial shutting out of the light. In this country sufficient data to enable one to catalogue forest trees according to their capacity to grow in partial darkness has not as yet been collected, but rules based on European experience have been carefully formu lated and laid down down as guides for those engaging in arboriculture. The leading botanical writers of the country are now agitating the subject of "Sunlight vs. Trees." and it is not at all improbable that the whole mat ter will, within the near future, be re ferred to the United States division of forestry, so that a series of experi ments and observations may be carried out by government experts. St. Louis Republic. About the Wintering of Onions. We are asked how to winter onions. Do not try t winter them. They are too perishable too fool with. They will rot and shrink, if kept, and should be sold as early in the fall as possible. Still they can be wintered. W. Atlee Burpee gives several ways of doing it and they are practical. They can be pitted like apples, covering somewhat more lightly and leaving a chance for ventilation at the top. Or they can be spread in a dry loft, piled up a foot or more high, and at the approach of se vere weather covered with straw, hay or matting. Light freezing does not hurt them, if they are allowed to thaw gradually and not handled while frozen; but if exposed to a tempera ture lower than fifteen degrees above zero, they are liable to rot. They can be wintered in slitted barrels and in crates and baskets in the cellar quite successfully. Farmers' Voice. Leaves Changing to Branches. Meehans' Monthly says that only in the present century has it been clearly understood that every part of a plant is but a modification of one simple form as usually expressed, every part of a plant is only a modified leaf blade. But even the leaf blade is a modifica tion, and leaf and branch have such a close and common origin that one may be transformed to the other. The gar dener knows that many leaves, such as those of begonia, will produce buds which ultimately become woody plants. Even a cabbage leaf will often show a tendency to produce a woody stem, and an illustration is given of one, sent by a well-known grower, in which the upper portion of the midrib has started off on its own account and formed a stalk with small cabbage leaves projecting from it. Fruits for the Market. The varieties of fruits and vegeta bles in the city markets are not al ways the best in quality, unless from nearby localities. Those from a dis tance are grown with more regard to their keeping and sweetness. The watermelons shipped from Georgia are of the Kolb's Gem variety, which bears transportation well. For home use the Georgians use a variety known as the Rattlesnake, which is of excellent quality and flavor, but cannot be sent a long journey to market. How to Treat Scours in Calves. Writing of a cure for scours in calves an Otsego county farmer gives the fol lowing: "I have a recipe that 1 have used for the last ten years, and it has never failed. I had trouble with my calves one spring in scours and so I tried this recipe. Take wheat flour and scorch it until it is all thoroughly scorched to a dark brown; then mix with scalded milk thick enough to make into a pill about the size of a butternut. Give three or four times a day. I have cured calves that could not stand up in this waye " SKETCHINGS AND ETCHINGS. A bust of Herod the Great, believed to be authentic, was recently discov ered at Jerusalem. It has been bought by the Russian government for the Hermitage museum at St. Petersburg. The price of Rembrandts continues to rise steadily in the art markets from year to year. The fact is tempting forgers and touchers-up to impose works as his that slightly suggest his mannerism. William L. hj.kixs, the railway trac tion magnate of Philadelphia, has offered through the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts a prize of S5,000 for the best American picture painted by an American artist. George du Maurieb, the novelist, and Alma Tadema, the artist, were students together at Antwerp, and re sembled each other so closely that they were hardly distinguishable apart until du Maurier lost the sight of an eye and began to wear blue spectacles. . Rosa Boxhf.uk's paintings are scat tered all over the world, and not many galleries have more than one or two specimens. It was therefore noted as a curiosity that at a recent art exposi tion at Frankfort-on-the-Main there were no fewer than nineteen of her paintings. EARLY THANKSGIVING DAYS. Tite first recorded Thanksgiving was the Hebrew feast of the tabernacles. Tite first national Thanksgiving proclamations were by congress during the revolutionary war. The first national English Thanks giving was on September 8, 158S, for the defeat of the Spanish Armada. The New England Thanksgiving dates from 1G33, when the Massachu setts Bay colony set apart a day for thanksgiving. There have been but two English Thanksgivings in this century. One was on February 27. 1372, for the recovery of the prince of Wales from illness; the other, June 21. 18S7. for the queen's jubilee. THE MARKETS. New York, Nov. 24, 1894. CATTrK Native Steers .$ 3 75 520 COTTON Middling 55 b FLOL'H-Winter Wheat 2 85 3 05 WHRAT No. 2 Red 57 59'i COKX No. 2 (si). 53?i OATS No. 2 33?s& 33H POKK New Mess 13 75 14 50 ST. LOUIS. COTTON Middling 5 5J BEKYKS Snipping Steers... 5W (Ta 5 75 Medium 4 45 (Ti 5 35 HOGS Fair to Select 4 25 fg 4 60 SHEEP Fair to Choice 2 00 2 70 FLOCK Patents. T. 2 50 fii 2 65 Fancy to Extra do.. 2 00 2 35 WHEAT No. 2 Red Winter.. . oOWb SOft CORN No. 2 Mixed O 45J, OATS No. 2 30 6H 30', RYE -No. 2 5;4S 53H TOBACCO Lufrs 3 50 On 10 00 Lptif Hurley 7 00 (ft 16 00 HAY Clear Timothy 9 00 (f& 11 50 BUTTER Choice Dairy 17 & 20 EGOS Fresh lfl 17 PORK Standard Mess (New). 12 50 (& 12 75 BACON Clear Rib & 1 LARD Prime Steam 6 6"i CHICAGO. CATTLE Shipping. 4 00 ( 6 30 HOGS Fair to Choice 4 15 & 4 87 SHEEP Fair to Choice 2 25 (ft 3 15 FLOUR Winter Patents 2 50 2 70 Spring Patents 3 00 3 50 WHEAT No. 2 Spring 575 No. 2 Red. S3H 54 'i CORN No. 2 494 OATS No. 2 & 28 PORK Mess (new) 12 12HO 12 37J4 KANSAS CITY. CATTLE Shipping Steers 3 25 5 50 HOGS All Grades 4 20 4 60 WHEAT No. 2 Red 48.& 49 OATS No. 2 30H 3P4 CORN No. 2 41 42 NEW ORLEANS. FLOUR High Grade 2 40 2 90 CORN No. 2 51 & 52 OATS Western fe 36 HAY Choice 15 00 15 50 PORK New Mess 13 ViYt'Si 13 25 BACON Sides - 7Vi COTTON Middling. 6 5 LOUISVILLE. WHEAT No. 2 Red 53 54 CORN No. 2 Mixed 43!4 44! 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Mrs. William Hoover, of Bellville, Kichlana Co., Uhw, writes: " I had been a great sufferer from female weakness ; ' I tried three doc tors ; they did me no good ; I thought v I was an invalid for ever. But I heard of Dr. Pierce's Fa vorite Prescription, and then I wrote to him and he told me just how to take it. I took eieht bottles, i I now feel entirelvxU well. I could stand Mrs- Hoover. on my feet only a short time, and now I do all my work for my family of five." rHDICTIWAC A BEAUTIFUL WREATH OP vmvifc' iiimw'. HOLLY AND MISTLETOE on Cloth That Can Be Tacked on the Wall. ry Ask jronr local deal er to procure some of the Windsor Christmas Wreaths. As we do not sell them at retail. WINDSOR CO., Manufacturers of all kinds of Printed Dress feabrlc,. NORTH ADAMS. MAS5. day a pleasure W.L.Douclas 0 CUAL7 ISTHKBCST. () OliWbn0 80UeAHIN& fa. CORDOVAN. FRENCH E NAM til ED CALF H.,J.FlNECALF&KANGAnQl 45.5P P0UCE.3 SOLES. - EXTRA FINE. 2.I.- Boy&choulShqes. 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