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.:v i« $ "a- jt'l or tt & I? & i" Hi ..... 'a*# iW tv fe g| A A mtM- 1 "W illOamMhBota. V-s »fl.s Irtlis*—d tjr Alifft BsUsf-ths Iafln ltfr Upoai "I don't believe there are any peo ...... pie as superstitious as that In this «Ud a lady to her eaoort one vj|Paaing at the theatre, while listening to the droll sayings of the superstitious porter te a play. Everybody in the audience had been laughing heartily the old man,'who was as lull of superstition as an «gg is of moat, and |$irti6' for the two hundredth time had interposing an objection to ot sonwthlng because it would "be bad luck." Absolutely nothing, in tact, was done or was pro posed daring the- whole play without ^Jbnah lugging in one of his innumer ^||able superstitions* ''Was this lady right? The .Chioago Herald has been at some pains to find ||||out, BO far at least as Chioago is con lllcerned. And the conclusion arrived emphatically, that she mistaken. There live to-day so iV ^i^many forms- of superstition that it flat was, most ft ?'W«8 would take the compass of a good-sized tome to mention themall. -iLs/Y A" Everybody knows,'of course, that "-f^the theatrical profession is extremely superstitious. Not even the most en lightened of them are quite free of th« feeling, since it has crept into their j^ Sfvery blood and marrow through the "force of time-honored traditions and pearly training. Theatrical managers are aware of this and always respect 5^/these beliefs. It would not be safe for them' to do otherwise. Here is a case In point: About a year ago, while Julia Mar 'f k»we was filling an engagement at Chi ll^: aago some of the scenery used in the play fell on Miss Marlowe's aunt and almost killed her. Last Tuesday night ,y thp ~3tage carpenter, Mr. Rickets, ap proached this manager, and told him he must insist on new ropes being put & on all the scenery to be used during the same play, which was to be given OS Miss Marlowe, the next night And he had to give in, though he knew the rapes were as strong as first-class hemp 'Xl could make them and though there was "quite a needless expense involved in the purchase of a new set But not fyf to have yielded meant "bad luck," for- sooth! And that is a thing anxiously 9 to be avoided. How very superstitious gamblers and. card-players in general are, is likewise a thing of general record. Not even the most daring of these knights of the pasteboards jrould vent ure, for instance, to sit at a game with his hands closed, the idea being that '%luck could not then fly into their hol lows. To hold their thumbs for a brief spell, on the other hand, means good luck for tfie party it is done for. A run of bad luck, as every one knows, -V can be best broken by changing chairs by twisting one's own chair around once or twice. The worst omen, though, that can befall a gambler is to bave along succession of black cards (spades or clubs) dealt him. For that presages his own near death or the death of a member of his family. Vet eran gamblers never disregard any of these warnings which fate, through, the medium of the cards, is supposed to be vouchsafing them. As with actors and gamblers, so it is with nearly every other profession or calling and life—each hBs its own set of superstitions. And it is safe to say that those men or women who are ab solutely free of every form of super stitution are probably so rare that (bey are never heard of. Those minds who have shaken j»ff all religous faith are quite frequently more prone to superstition thun the rest of mankind. It is stated of Colonel "Bob" Ingersoll, the great infidel, that he believes in omens and warnings of all kinds. And history teaches us that other gifted men did likewise. It is well known that the great Na poleon was a firm believer in various forms of superstition, particularly in clermonaco. A curious book on divina tion was found in Bonaparte's cabinet' of curiosities at Leipsic during the con fusion that ensued there after his flight from that city and the rout of the French army. It was looked upon by him as a sacred wore, and he was ac customed to consult it prior to bis most hazardous undertakings. This Napoleonle incident, however, forms but one link in the. endless chain of stories that might be stretched out illustrating how even the most pow erful minds in modern time could not divert themseves of every trace of superstition. Frederick the Great, an other great warrior and as pronounced a fatalist as Napoleon I., might be cited, as well as Sir Walter Scott in whose tomb at Melrose Abbey a set of books on magio—in which he believed was laid to rest along with the body •fthe great writer. Superstition, in fact appears to be the common inher itance of the human race, of which no nationality is free. A child when born ought to "go up in the world before going down.1' Hence the little creature ought to be borne up-stairs and then down ag^n, else he or she will all through life re main in alow station. Mostmidwives, too, object to the weighing of a child after birth, as it is held to be unlucky. It is so held, too, if the first tooth of baby makes its appearance in the up per jaw instead of the lower one. To rook baby's cradle when empty is like wise esteemed unlucky, although peo ple who bail from Lancashire think differently about that, for they have It: you rack the cradle empty, Then you should have babies plenty, Chicagoans of Scotch lineage at the birth of a male child frequently indulge in a very old form of superstition, handed down from the time when the forefathers were Gaelic sun worship ers. They encircle three times, with a lighted candle, the body of the child, titloqis. oonneetefrwlth the ash tree. This undoubted oomes fronj the sacred ash Yggdrasie of Norse mythology, and traces of it are pre 'served in Scandinavian, German and English speaking countries, even Chi cago being included. A feVr strokes with it brand of this tree is accounted a sovereign remedy against cramps and lameness in man and beast with the Scandinavians of this city. A young ash tree, if split and a sick child pass ed -over the cleft will cure the com plaint Children of English parents in this elty still use the formula in trying to rid themselves of a troublesome wart, etc.: Ashen tree, sshsn tree, Pray take this wart off met As to fire, however, most of the charms, incantations and spells against it—and their name is legion all over Europe—Chicagoans of all nation alities have given up imploring the aid of such means as that of St Agatha or St Florian, and have now altogether put their trust in the brave Chicago fire laddies, as being the most effective way of squelching a fire. On the other hand, though artistic whistling has become quite an accomplishment among the elite of Chicago ladies, the old saying: A whistling woman and crowing hen, Ara neither fit for God nor men. Another version making the second line read: Will call theold gentleman outof his den. And still another: Never yet came to a good end. Talking of hens brings to mind the curious saying which is perpetuated by old crones from the north of Eng land and Wales, in which the flying of magpies is thus apostrophized: One for sorrow, two for mirth, Three for a wedding, four for death. Which is probably a little bit of pagan bird augury left over to this day. Old folks. Ah, don't be sorrof ul, darling. And don't be sorrof ul, pray Taking the year together, my dear, There Isn't more night tban day. 'Tis wintery weather, my darling, Time's waves they heavily run, But taking the year together, my dear, There is't more cloud than sun. We have had oar May, my darling, Had our roses long ago, And the time of the year has come, m.v dear, For the silent night and snow. And God is God, my darling, Of night as well as day, And we feel and know that we must go Wherever He leads the way. Aye, God'of the night, my darling, Of the night of death so grim The gate that leads out of life, good wife, Is the gate that leads to Him. Xsde the Speaker Bit Down. "The Tale of Woe" song, calls to mind an incident that happened down in Ohio when Foraker was nominated for governor. The excitement ran high and the hall where the conven tion was held was packed, main floor and gallery. Nomination speeches were then in order, and a long, lanky individual, whom no one seemed to know much about got to his feet and nominated a' man named Lampson. The lanky orator was flowery at the start, but unfortunately for him, though perhaps fortunately for the audience, his oratory did not hold out and, after some high-flown expressions regarding Mr. Lampson, he said, and often repeated the words: "He will grow, he will grow." It became a trifle monotonous to the audience, when suddenly a boy in the gallery, who had without doubt heard Wilson and Jansen in the popular song, sang out in perfect rhyme with the spe ikor: "Listen to my tale of woe." It caught the aud ience and an uproar ensued. The speaker sat down as "squelched" aman as ever was seen. A Hnngry Bloodsucker. A Pennsylvania hunter saw a weasel hopping over the dead leaves in a piece of woods near Dalton, dodging and sniffing at the ground as it ran. Soon the' hunter saw that the weasel was in pursuit of a rabbit and pre sently he got sight of the latter. When, the rabbit discovered that it was being chased by its deadly foe it darted into a hole. The weasel fol lowed it and stayed in the hole for several minutes. Then it skipped into the hole of another rabbit where it remained about the same length of time. When it reappeared the hunter shot it as it was making for the bur row of another rabbit On cutting the weasel open he found that its stomach was chock full of blood, and the hun ter made up his mind that the active little creature had gorged itself on the blood of two rabbits since he first caught sight of it Handily. "Mamma, what's hereditary?" asked Bobby, laboriously tripping over the syllables of the long word. "Why, it is—it is anything you get from your father or me," replied the mother, a little puzzled to find a defini tion suitable to his years. "Then, ma," he asked, "is spanking heredi tary?" A Yonng Philosopher. Jimmy: "Mamma, I wish you'd lick me real good and hard." Mother (surprised): "Whip you! Why, Jim my, you havn't done anything wrong, have you?" No but me an' Bill Jones are goin' swimmin', and you know you told me you'd lick me if I went so I thought I'd enjoy the swim a good deal more if you'd do it beforehand." Cremation. Cremation is coming more and more into vogue in Germany, in spite of the expense and certain legal difficulties which render its performance in some parts almost an impossibility. At Gotha no fewer than one hundred bodies have been cremated during the present year. & GsirsfUly leek Aflsr Iks OsUs-Otiss CMIs in Worses lets tin Is flisys Wsi agsmsat ef Isrtilisiat-KrassfcsM Hints •nd Oood Isstpss tar OssUng w( 1 w* Oar* for Uu Colt. Many valuable colts are lost every year for the want of little care. Hun dreds die from' lack of condition. As a rule, if oolts are fed liberally and kept growing constantly from birth, there is not much danger to be feared from worms. Tet it is always best to be on the safe side, and use all hap less means to prevent any form of sickness and suffering. Some Ken tucky breeders practice mixing a little oopperas with salt and placing it in boxes where the colts oan help them selves as they like. Two tablespoon fuls of pulverized copperas to a pint of salt is sufficient Horses suffering from worms can be cured in time by feeding a teaspoonfulof powdered gen tian every night for two or three weeks. It can be mixed with oats or turned down the throat from a bottle. Copperas and gentian is an excellent tonic. Breeders will do well to keep a small quantity on hand. Get the druergist to put up four ounces each, compounding it in his mortar so as to mix it thoroughly. Put the powder in a small box or wide-mouthed glass jar, iabel it and when needed give to grown horses a teaspoonful in their feed at night A yearling will require about one-third as much as a grown animal, and weanlings a much smaller quantity. Cause of Colic. "Colic in our horses, says an Eng lish veterinarian, "is generally the re sult of carelessness or improper feed ing. The stomach of the horse is small, and the digestion is limited, and if the horse is hungry and overfed, or is allowed to gulp down a big feed, colic is the result and if musty hay, or musty or sour food is used, or if fresh cut grass wet with dew or "rain is hastily eaten in large quantities, colic is often the result The careful, thoughtful man who feeds his horses regularly rarely has the colic to con tend with. More frequent feeding of small feeds is better than too much feed at once. See the skillful horse man on the ship with his horses tied up without exercise. He cuts down his feed to keep the horses with keen appetite. A very little overfeeding produces colic." Too much cold water when the horse is heated and tired is a fruitful souroe of colic, as is also too much green food, which, from its succulent nature is liable to undergo fermentation. The remedy is the same as in man. Quickly give some thing to relieve the pain, painkiller or some special tcollc cure keep the animal quiet and warm, and if relief is not soon had, get the veterinarian. Management of Cream. The management of the cream is the most particular of all the special points in butter-making, both as re gards the .quanity and quality of the butter. Sweet cream makes less but ter, and that of a less pleasant flavor than soured cream. But if the souring is carried too far the flavor of the but ter is deteriorated, and the acidity hastens the production of those vola tile acids which when in excess pro duce that condition which is known as rancidity. It is to the very moderate quantity of these acids in the butter that the pleasant nutty flavor and pe culiarly agreeable odor of good butter are due. The proper condition of cream is called ripeness. The ripen ing of cream consists in the production of a certain quanity of lactic acid in the milk, of which the larger part— from 60 to 75 per cent—of the cream consists. Making a Rich Manure Pile. It is not alone nor chiefly the bulk of manures that make them valuable. This Is the most Important lesson that fanners have learned by the use of commercial fertilizers, which are al ways in concentrated form. There is a widely prevalent feeling among farm ers that they cannot afford to make or handle poor manure. It is doubtless the fact that considering only immedi ate results and the smaller cost of dis tribution, the concentrated fertilizer produces more crops for the same money than are produced by average barnyard manure made by poorly fed stock, and largely increased in bulk by grain straw used for bedding. Even when decomposed, such manure is only rotten straw, and has little fertilizing value, especially if exposed during the fermenting process to rain and drying winds. It pays to feed better, .and make manure that at first is rich enough to draw out and let its decom position take place in the soil. If ma nure piles were richer, there would be less left in barnyards next spring, be cause the owner hadn't time to draw it out Wheat Improved bjr Cultivation. When Mediterranean wheat was first introduced Into western New York, it had a long, dark berry, looking more like rye than wheat By growing it a few years on upland gravelly or sandy soils, it became so chansred that those who knew the original could hardly believe the new wheat originated from it There is undoubtedly a tendency Unimproved quality in 'many kinds of plants when grown in localities natur ally adapted to them, and a tendency to run out when the locality is ofavor able. True Principle of notation. Merely resting land is not true rota tion. It is not nature's method of restoring exhausted fertility^ Cultiva tion which exposes more soil to the disintegrating ihflunences of sun, rains and frost helps to make It more pro ductive, and thereby exhausts plant food more than would otherwise be possible. Nature does not thus exhaust but Mature cannot restore fertility as huifeaa IntpllijpuM -c*a.^,T£p sowing '.•.•••S vi*V •16 leav* the. land to grow Mly to Md native plants that will seed themielves. The rotation of crops will for a time render loss of fertility un notloed, if care is taken to alternate those that require different kinds of plqpt food. By alternating these with renovating crops, and feeding a good deal of stock, fertility may be pre served indefinitely. Make the Cows Come Up. Always have a lock of nice hay or a lick of meal in the manger, each night and morning, for the cows, and there will be no need of sending a dog or tired and cross hired after They will be on hand at making time, ready to hurry into their places, and they will increase their satisfaction by increasing the contents of the milk palL Try it if you never have. fattening Turkeys. Turkeys need to be confined and fed all they can be made to eat if they are to be fattened rapidly. Left to roam about they will run off flesh as fast as It oan be put on. It Is better to con fine them in a dark place, ouly letting in enough light for them to see at feed ing times. After twelve days or two weeks of such treatment they will be fat If kept much longer thus their digestion gives way, possibly from lack of gravel, and they grow poor again, however heavily fed. Notes. The sooner we come to the conclu slon that a good cow will pay well for every pound of srain that she can eat and assimilate, and give it to her, the more money we shall get out of the cow. The most unprofitable place in the world for grain is in the bin. A small cow, with the right kind of machinery in her, writes a correspond ent of the Rural New Yorker, can get all the milk solids out of a given amount of feed as well as a big cow. But if you have good, big cows and they give you a fair profit keep them, but breed them to the smallest dairy bull you can find, and if the result Is a more concentrated cow, I think you are the gainer. Remedy for Chicken Cholera—A orominent Ithica physician reccom mends the following' treatment in the earlier stages of the disease: "I find It test to force down the fowl's throat Eucalyptus globulus, ten drops of the strong tincture common salt four to six grains, and half a teaspoonful of ground cayenne (red) pepper. One dose in a tablespoonful of water, to be given at once. If the dose takes effect digestion is resumed and in twenty four hours the fowl is relieved, or de cidedly better." Pantry Hint*. Tin cleaned with paper will shine better than when cleaned with flannel. Ham should be broiled very quickly, and just enough to cook through. If sassafras bark is sprinkled among dried fruit it will keep out the worms. Oilcloths will last longer If one or two layers of wadded carpet lining are laid under them. Tea leaves are good to scatter over carpets before sweeping, not only to freshen the colors, but also to prevent the dust arising. Flowers can be kept fresh for some time if a pinch of soda or saltpeter is added to the water. Wilted roses will regain their freshness if dipped a min ute or two in hot water. Lay apiece of thick canton flannel under your tablecloth. Even coarse napery will look a much better quality with a subcover than if spread directly over the bare table top. COKN BREAD.—Sift one pint of meal, add a teaspoonful of salt and warm water to make dough of the proper consistency to work, make into flat cakes and bake in a quick oven. SSOA^ Cake.—One and one-half ciip fuls of sugar, one-half cupful of butter, one and one-half oupfuls of flour, one half a oupful of sweet milk, one tea spoonful of baking powder, whites of four eggs, flavor with almond. SAI7CE FOB DUCKS.—Boil six onions until very soft change the water three times while they are cooking then drain and rub the onions through a seive add one and a half cupfuls of hot milk, a tablespoonful of butter and salt and pepper to suit taste. CREAM SPONGE CAKE.—One cupful of flour, one-half cupful of cream, two eggs, One-half teaspoonful baking powder, beat the eggs, sugar and cream together, then add the flour, beat lightly and bake at once: to be eaten while fresh. ROTH KRAUT.—Select a firm red cabbage cut away the outside leaves and cut it into thin strips steep in melted butter for fifteen minutes then add water enough to cover it entirely, an onion, a few whole cloves and a potato let it simmer gently for an hour, and add vinegar just before serving. Hs Carvel lasorlptlsna In life the marble cutter's trade He followed many years Now, in a marble tomb he'* laid, Unmoved by hopes or fears Though oold and cheerless in his bed. And tears some eyes bedim, To lie in marble, it is said. Is nothing new to him. Bnropeaa Diplomacy. Texas Sittings: The friendship that exists between the different European countries is not very lasting. England and Germany are friendly at present, but either or both of them may be seek ing other allies before a week passes. Their diplomatic notes remind one very much of the note of a young bachelor who, wanting a wife, wrote to a young lady. He applied for her heart and hand, and wound up as follows: "Have the goodness to send mo a reply as soon as possible, as I have another young person in my eye." The heathen mythology not only was not true, but was not even supported as true it not only deserved no faith, but it de manded none.—Whatley. Wbne there is amoral right on the one hand, no secondary right can discharge it —V Estrange. nn ma TM ana on me I'd sue worth. «-A of Indiana, came with an exdurslon party to Chiga^o the other day, nys the Arkansaw traveler, but being independent and, moreover, of somewhat exploring dis position, she broke away from the ex oursloa party and started out alone to •lew the city. She got on a North Side cable oar and at onoe began a conversation with the conductor. "These things run along right cute, don't they?" "Gettin to run putty well," the con ductor answered as he rung up a fare. "They tell me that there's ablg iron rope under here that pulls the thing along." "Yes, a cable." "Well, It's right oute, anyhow. These cars run in all sorts of weather, don't they?" "They are supposed to." "Well, it's a great help to the peo ple, I warrant you, and I guess many a person would have to walk if it wasn't for these things. Where are we going now?" "In the tunnel." "Well, this is the cutest I ever saw. But it took a power of diggin' an' gougin* jest to go under a street or two, didn't it?" "It goes under the river." "What!" she exclaimed. "I say the tunnel goes under the river." "You don't mean to say that we are goin' down under the river!" "Yes. Ships are passing over us right now." "Stop," she demanded "stop the vehicle right here. Stop, I tell you." "I can't stop here and you couldn't get out very well even if I did. Don't be scared there's no danger." "I know there is I jest know it I jest know that dirty, stinkin', good haB published papers which have attracted attention on "Andocides and the Andocidean ora tions," the "Eclogues of Virgil," the 'Greek Verb," and "Fatalisman in Homer and Virgil." Professor Scar borough was born a slave in Georsria in 1852, and is a graduate of Oberlln College, Ohio. He had pursued the right course to obtain recognition for his race and himself, and nobody can make him believe that the negro is in capable of progress or that the way is not open to him if he has the qualities to win. Had an Annnal tin Ross Kelts, superintendent of motive power of the Erie Road, being in Chicago over Sunday, attended church. Mr. Kelts' friends do not intimate that he is not a regular church-goer, but it is certain that on this occasion he gave reason to believe it was either ex ceptional or that he goes often and makes It the opportunity for a quiet snooze. Be this as it may, he did go to sleep "early in the game," and neither the voice of the preacher nor the tones of the organ sufficed to awaken him. The time came for pass ing around the plate,' and whether or not it was a case of envy at Mr. Kells' comfort or an accident may not be known, but the usher in some manner jostled the sleeper. In his position as superintendent of motive power Mr. Kells is obliged to travel a great deal, and he has got In the habit of taking "cat naps" in his chair. As the usher awakened him he at first failed to realized where he was, for he mur mured sleepily but audibly: "It's all right I have an annual pass." He thought he was oa a train. A Orave OoeapattaL A singular circumstance occurred at Blddeford, Me., which reminds one of the duys when people bartered in beads and wampum. Two men, one a small, slender person and the other of proportions in the neighborhood of 300 pounds, were employed the women in that locality grave on her lot They worked rapid ly, and ere they were aware, the ex cavation was so large and deep that the fat man was unable to get out of the bole, machine was constructed, and after quite a struggle the big man was once more on top. In payment for their services the womnn a short tlwift after gave each of the two men five quarts of gray beans—enough to keep them out of the ground for quite awhile if it came to the worst by one of to dig a A Short Answer. "Why should 1 be compelled to pay extra for bringing things over from Europe in my trunk?" said a traveler. "Simply as a matter of duty," was the reply of the customs officer. tfca Gnat OOmii for nothln' water is goin' to pour right horizontal grooves as regularly as if dnwn nn i»-i~ me down on me an' make fright I jest know I won't be fit to look at an' I've got on my best clothes, too. Wish I hadn't come to the fetoh taked, place. Ah, we are coming out sure enough," she said after a few From the present Indications the colored race in this country will not much longer be lacking in numerous examples of men who have earned recognition by their ability, education and force of character. The election of a colored student as class orator at Harvard University has already been mentioned. The same thing came near happen ing recently at Cornell. Professor Langston, of Virginia, who was mak ing speeches in Ohio, surprised the people of that state by his cultivated oratory and eloquence. Professor W. S. Scarborough a negro of unmixed blood, who fills the chair of Greek and Latin in WUberforce University, is one of t^ie finest Greek scholars in this country, the author of a Geek text-book now used in Harvard, Yale and other col leges, the translatorof many Greek clas sics, and, though less than forty years tic in her rtesrin".' old, a recognized authority in Greek lit er&ture. He ranks high as an essayist and lecturer, and Snsatio Aoeoaatof Itssysstm S* the Sessrtb Mewl Few persons who read the news papers will fail to remember the ac counts which were published some fifteen years ago and which reappear at Intervals in their regular rounds of the press regarding the discovery of thdhull of a ship in the central part of the Colorado desert This dreary, trackless waste of sand, which lies in San Diego county, Is bordered by the San Bernardino mountains, the San Jacinto mountains, and extends from the San Gorgonla pass to the Colorado river, and has claimed more human victims than any other section of simi lar area within the boundaries of the United States. It is absolutely devoid of water, and to attempt to cross it without making ample provision in this respect is suicide, simple and plain, unless a heavy fall of rain im mediately previous has filled up the tanks and water-holes which exist at certain isolated points. A large part of this desert is below the level of the sea, the greatest depression being at Volcano Springs—a station on the Southern Pacific Railroad—where the traveler has the satisfaction of know ing, if such knowledge is productive of satisfaction, that he is 255 feet low er than the waves of the Pacific ocean that are breaking on the rocks scarce ly seventy-five miles distant That the Colorado desert was once covered by water and formed a large bay of the Pacific ocean there is every evidence. High up on the mountain sides can be plainly seen the water marks, and the lashings of the waves for unknown ages have cut the rock in look like a done by the carver's tool. Into this moments'silence. "Well, it's a good of the ocean made the work permanent thing, for. if that water was to pour What ancient galleys have plowed the this town for all it'j The Bin of the Blaek Van. arm of the sea the Colorado river once flowed, but some mighty volcanic up heaval threw up the slight environs which now direct that stream in an other course, and the gradual recession billows of this land-locked bay, what ships may have found safety on its peaceful bosom are mysteries of £he obscure and historic past which none may ever know. Late in the summer of 1878, several years after the story of the discovery of the remains of a ship had heen made public, twp Getman prospectors reach ed Yuma from the Colorado desert They were in a state of great distress and reported the loss of a companion on the desert at a point about 100 miles northwest from Yuma. The peculiar feature of their story was associating with and attributing the disappear ance of their comrade to an apparition which they had beheld the previous evening. About sundown, so the Ger mans said, and while encamped on the desert, they saw, at a short distance, an Immense ship under full sail, which ap peared to float before them as a cloud. She was of different form of construc tion from any vessel they had ever seen, and was complicated and fantas- Their description of the vessel was by no means lucid, but they were very positive that their companion had been shanghaied and taken off on the "ghost ship," as they insisted on calling it- The story of the Germans was re ceived with a good deal of contempt by the people of Yuma, who, after telling the prospectors that they were double adjective fools, sent two men and three Indian trailers on the train to Indio to search the desert east of that station for the missing man. The second day his nakeid corpse was found about forty miles from the railroad, with the scorching rays of the sun falling full upon it He had died in the desert of thirst but no sign of the phantom ship was seen. Early in 1882 Tom Brown, then a citizen of Arizona, and the writer of this article, organized a quiet little expedition for the purpose of ascertain ing what truth there was in the stories regarding the Desert Ship, several persons having reported that they had seen it Nick Wolford, an Arizona mountaineer, was induced to join, while a "happy-go-lucky" known sim ply as Jack completed the party. In order to escape ridicule the real object of the expedition was not made known. On the 4th day of February the ex pedition left Yuma, fully equipped for a three weeks' trip. Hugging the base of the mountains closely in order to admit of prospecting for precious metal, water was not only found la abundance, but there was plenty of grass for the burro, which poked lazily under his heavy pack. Water marks on rocky precipices, far above, showed plainly where the ocean break ers once expended their force, while in the west south and southeast from the slightest elevated course we were traveling, the eye fell upon miles and miles of sand hills and valleys of sand, and oceans of sand, which being driven and formed by the wind presented the appearance of rolling billows, varying in color according to distance, the shadings, the existence of alkolis and the feeble attempts at growth of hardy vegetation. Even the rugged and thorny cactus could not find on the desert plain a soil sufficiently congeni alas to raise its weird branches as a warning to the traveler against at tempting to cross this trackless waste. Ten miles from the mountains the dis mal squawk of the raven was the only sound of bird to break the depressing silence, while tho lizard and kangaroo rat were tho only members of the animal kingdom to abide in this valley of death, nnd a system of cannibalism can alono account for their means of subsistence. As the trip was being made alone for pleasure and out of sheer curiosity, it was on tho sixteenth day before the party reached a po'nt about 120 miles northeast of Yuma, and t^tout 40 miles directly east of Indio. 4 upontba l^ur for 4'titac# :]bi!eiiir ,ii, rev Apparently she sbook" half a milt distant and stood qniitertQ, The UB. eighty feet in ,e breadth of beam ..•®€ tons burden. The bv the water—^which was —while the bow arose the deck. The stern also* forty odt «C visible tight above *hlgho«t of the water, after the f«m.'toB Chinese junks, tad the two int?1** fore and aft rigged, gave the strange* vessel a very odd appearance, unlikev any I had ever seen. The decks pro jected beyond the hull after the man* ner of those of the old Roman galleys, but undoubtedly the vessel was'of more modern construction and probably be longed to the sixteenth century. As strange and startling as was the weird scene, I was more than aston ished at the sounds I heard. The creak ing, Btralning noise of a sailing vessel running before a stiff breeze was plain ly heard, while the distant notes of a sailor's song fell upon my ear. The discharge of a rifle near at hand, followed by a lusty halloa, dis tracted our attention from the vision, and we hastily answered the signal. A few moments afterward Wolford and Jack walked into camp, explaining that they had lost their direction in return ing and fired the shot to attract our at tention. Brown and I turned from our companions to again view the mysteri ous ship, but it had disappeared as sud denly as it had appeared. Darknes was upon us. Tom Brown then told Wolford and Jack of the remarkable scene we had wit nessed, calling upon me forcorrobation. I discovered from his conversation that he had been more observing than my self, and also was much better versed in nautical history. "The bear's head on her how is sufficient to prove that she is an English vessel," said Mr. Brown, "and her rigging and form of hull and deck leave no doubt that she belonged to the reign of Q^een Eliza* beth. She may be, and probably was one of the lost vessels of that patriotic pirate, Sir Francis Drake, who made his first expedition up this coast in 1578, the commander's frigate passing the winter of that year in the bay of San Francisco." About five days later the party reached Indio safety, the burros and camp outfit were sold, and the mid night train was taken for Arizona, where the party disbanded. Strategy With Husbands. The Indian squaw is the slave of her brave. She works for him and serves him even as his horse or his dog work for him, but unlike the dog or horse that Indian woman is possessed of one of the strongest human instincts—the love of power. The only voice she can have in the community, her very su premacy in her own wigwam, is through her influence over the men o! her family. This being the case she must be a very remarkable squaw who does not flatter, wheedle and cajole her husband, and by every possible means secure as strong a hold as possible over him. We all know household's today where these wigwam tactics are pursued. The master is irascible, overbearing and obstinate. The wife is his equal in most respects and in some his superior, in self-control and a good temper par ticularly so. For the peace of the household it is impossible to directly oppose the dicta nf the master. A Mew Kind of Batter. German chemists have discovored in the cocoanut a futty substitute for butter, and now the United States Consul at Mannheim, Germany, report^ that the new product begun to be manufactured on a large scale in that city. A single factory produces 6000 "j pounds of It per day, worth in the market 15c a pound. The nuts used are obtained mostly from the South Sea and Coral Islands, Arabia, the coast countries of Africa, and South America. Natives in countries where the nuts grow have for a long time used the milk of these nuts instead of food oils. The butter contains 60 to 70 per cent of fat and 25 per cent of organic substances, of which 10 per ,v. cent is albumen. In a country where *J real butter runs all the way from 20p-" to 35o per pound, cocoanut butter/1st half that price Is thought to have a great future before it At present it is chiefly used in hospitals, but it If rapidly finding its way to the tables of the poor, particularly as a substitute for oleomargarine. It is free, also, from germs of tuberculosis, which |S said to affect fully 10 per cent of the milk-giving cows In Germany. The Consul recommends the adoption of this new butter as an article at manufacture in the United States. Ths Xsaatsia Sphiax. In Surrey county, North Carolina*' there is a natural ourioslty In the shape of a mountain resembling the famous sphinx in all its details. It l^y* east of the Blue Ridge mountains, oa the Piedmont plains, like a gigantio lion its body" at right angles to the ridge with head reared aloft as If la the act of rising. The head is of selid rock, several hundred feet in height shoulders and breast are finely propor tioned and at a distance of a few miles it looks like a thing of life aad iatelli gence. It rises about 1,500 feet above the plain and can be seen tor adlstance fifty miles. Salad Day* First Lobster—Wall, what going to do now? Second tiobster ner.—Life. 9 I-U 4ii r«f are yen ••i1 (Set *md for din- jjf1?