Newspaper Page Text
TIIOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR EDGEFIELD, S C., WEDNj?pAY, AUGUST 5, 1896. VOL. LXI. NO. 28 Statistics kept by Chicago news papers show that daring 1895 there were 272 persons killed by mob viol ence of different kinds in this country. The Vassar graduates of this you voted to abolish the commencement essay and to substitute for it an ad dress by some noted specialist on hu specialty. They have set a good ex -ample, believes the Atlanta Journal. Here is a curious calculation as to the amonnt of energy expended by a person weighing 1C8 pounds in climb ing a mountain peak of 7090 feet high, the time allowed for the ascent hoing five hours. By careful calcula iion it is found that the total amount of labor performed is equal to raising 1,390,000 pounds to the height of one foot or that of raising one pound to a height of 1,390,000 feet. Of thu enormous amount of work 1,170,000 foot-pounds is expended by tho mus cles of the legs in raising or Hiting the body ; 12,000 by the heart in cir culating V.? blood; 30,000 by thc chest in bi bathing and 54,000 in the varions exertions in balancing the body, overcoming friction of thc ground, etc. The Cleveland Plaindealer says that a yonrg bachelor of Buffalo recently gavo.a bachelor's dinner to eighteen of his friends. AU the details were of the most lavish description, and to wind up with the host had prepared a . dozen and a half of lamplighters, each made from a twisted one dollar bill. These were placed alongside of each plate in readiness for tho passing of the cigars. But tho fates hud a better ase in store for theso twisted ones. * Long boforo tho cigars w uro reached tho guests had toyed with small bet tles until they couldn't tell a lamp lighter fro rn -a corkscrew. Then it was tho turn of tho wily waiters. Skillfully removing tho precious lighters, they substituted matches at every plate, and had the satisfaction of seeing the cigars go round without ; anybody missing the bills. Bteam, water, air and electricity ai e the only four agents for power transmission. Air, in ono sense the cheapest as well as tho moat abundant, is at the same time tho moat elusive ' !aud the least docile. Its first uso was for diving. In 1351 it was first em ployed for sinking bridgo tiers, lt /'was also employed in driving the ?*?&iHt*uc?'W used lor sinking a colliery shat fe. It was -employed for transporting goods-in the early part of tho century. Un successful tests were made of pneu matic railroads, but successful ones for the transmission of messages and parcels. Tho foundation work of tho partially destroyed bridgo at St. Louis was largely executed by James Buchanan Eads with compressed air. For tho distribution of motive power . by vacuum a profitable plant has been in operation for ten year3 at Paris. Tho motors are worked by atmospheric pressure, and exhaust into pipes in which a vacuum is maintained by air pumps at a central station. There aro also plants for tho distribution of compressed air at Birmingham, Drest c.en, Berlin, Vienna, Leeds, Norwalk, Conn., and Niagara Falls. For trac tion compressed air is still an experi ment, admits tho Chicago Times Herald, although it is in uso in several European cities, and in Paris par ticularly it has proved safe, economical and popular for passenger transporta tion. . Tho air is stored between the wheels in cylindrical reservoirs, filled at the terminals of tho linc. The elastic force of tho air acta on ma chinery similar to that of a locomotive. Between the reservoirs and thc cylinder in front of tho car is the ex pansion engine, which regulates the pressure. A car equipped with a com pressor devised by tho Amerioan in ventor Hoadley is the ono tried on the cai i on Lenox avenue, New York City. Each car weighs 2000 pounds less than a trolley of equal power and like carrying capacity, and etnrts and stops without noise. So certain scorns success that a power-houso is being built on 146th street. Tuc experi ment in New York will bo watched with acuto interest by all Amerioan communities afflicted by tho trolley and affrighted by the cable. Tho suc cess of the new motors may well be ardently desired. ricks Tacks Out of Tires. Punctures are curious things. Some people will go for months without hav ing one, whilo others seem to pick up all tbe^nails, thorns ana othor pointed objects which aro lying about. We had a sudden tarn of luck ourselves one day recently, says a writer on bi cycling, and got a nail in both tires in ?a singlo ride, af tor having escaped for 'some eight or nino months. Now, itheso two punctures might have been I Avoided by a very simple device, which we may call a nail catcher, lt is simply a piece of string, wiro or cat '(;ut tied across the iront forks and thc ?upper backstays, just above tho tire, but not quite touching it. Wo behove 'there is now a special curved catcher, 'made with attachment clips. Now, when a nail or other object is picked up by the tire it does not, as wo have previously said, at once penetrate thc cover and inner tube, so that this catcher at once picks it out again bo fore any mischief is done. . Bennington Center, Vt., with n population never exceeding 300, has iarnighed four Qov?rnoftj to tho State. . . ??; ? CYCLING ODDITIES. SOM K CURIOSITIES IN TUE WOULD OF WHEELS. "***? - . " * c v ." ' ? A Three-Year-Old Rider Who Makes Ten-Mile Trips -A Funcy Hider's Startling Trick -Perilous Ride. " - ^ i > if "T'G'T'OULD you like an intro \ /\ / duction to the youngest Y V bicycle rider in Chicogo, if not in the world, asks tho Chicago Times-Herald. This is his picture. The young man is just three years old and ho lives at 27G0 Commercial street, Bavenswood. His name is Allison Friedberg. Ho rides an odd little baby bicycle, the wheels of which oro only sixteen inches in diameter and the seat twenty-two inches fi om tho _A Til REE-? E AR-OL: ground. Not long ago ho rode from Bavenswood to Lincoln Park and'back, a distance of ten miles, in loss than half a day. Ho learned to rido very easily, and is not nt all air aid. A FANCY EIDEU'il STARTLING TttlCE. It is a matter of frequent comment that tho safety does not present tho opportunity for fancy trick riding that tho ordinary did. With all that, como very remarkable "stunts" have been thought out by tho professional enter tainers, one of the most startling of which, as performed by. young-Leo Richardson, is herewith illustrated. Tho rider turns himself around and suddenly lies dow a on the handle bar, his feet out ahood, In this uncomfor table* position he rides, twisting tho A PEMLOCS IUDF, pedals with his Laud. Thru ho turns over, so to speak, aud takes tho utmost indescribable position show in tho il lustration, looking as though he was pulling his wheel along after him by main force. PEIUXOUS BIDING. The attention of tho foolkiller is directed to tho youug men who race tv 11 li railroad trams, cross railroad bridges on the ties, rido down steep flights of stairs or pedal along the brinks of precipices, after tho manner of Maltby, who recently shocked the staid people of Aberdeen, Scotland, by his perilous ride on tho narrow top of the wall of the ocean pier. That Maltby can do 6uch a trick is not so remarkabloUs that ho is willing to do it at all for a little notoriety. A SIMIAN CYCLIST. "Littlo Joe," a most intelligent ourang outang, of Portland, Oregon, A STABIL! learned to rido ia three lesson*?, so his press agent sayp. Liko all beginners, ho is very enthusiastic, and show.3 a bad temper when forced to dismount from his bicycle, which is of special construction with a twenty-inch whee). "Joe" bas a brother, who is a resident of Spokano Fallu, whero he is giving exhibitions. Tho brother is boo'icod for a metropolitan appearance during the next theatrical season. KEW DEVICES AND INVENTIONS. The latest device for the production of rubber tires, for which an American patent has been secured, is officially desoribed as "A protective covering for pneumatic tires consisting of a padding over tho tire, a circumferen tial spring-metal baud lying upon euid padding, and a flexible metallic cloth titted over and surrounding said band and said padding and adapted to be attached to tho rim of tho wheel." Nothing can 6top tho bicycle inven tor. Bis applications aro received ttt the rate of a hundred daily at Was'u ington, and already outnumber the total of washing machines, churns and antomatio couplers for railroad cars. He seems to be filled with the idea that a bicycle to be operated by hand in stead of foot power is the real, origi nal, long felt want. Such a machine might bo operated by tho legless won der of the dime museums, but What any ono else would want with it ?B ?ot D BICYCLE RIDER. clear. Many of tho inventions ore, however, of merit, and they relate to detail:* in the intricate'portiona of thc machine. There aro eoino new thinge in tbo lino of packago carriers, ami in thc smooth paved cities a year hence at least ninety per cent, of the light delivery of dry goods, millinery, hats, shoes, 'flowere, confectionery, grocer ies, provisions, etc., will be through the medium or vehicles operated by boys and young men. ?ICTCLB DISEASES. Tho doctors are still busy discover ing now bicycle diseases. There is the bioyclo throat, the bicyole oyor and tho nose, spine, ' arm? foot, lungs, liver, heart and possibly tho cyclist's vermiform appendix. As a matter of fact, however, the thing that ?B worry* iag the doctors is tho geaeral'prev olonce of bicyole health. COMBINATION GABMENT* A remarkable combination garment for men only comes from Germany, whero thoy ranko gasoline motooycles that weigh 150 pounds. Herr Bruck ner ?H tho father of this interesting pair of "pauts," which may, by pull ing a string, bo converted from knick erbockers into trousers, suitable for any occasion. TUE EICSCTIE A nEFonSiEn. A New York miuistcr of tho gospel, uctive iu tempor?neo work, Baidata public meetiug that tho bicycle had dono moro for tho causo of sobriety than anything oleo in tho past twenty years; Keep a man in health and he will caro nothing for rum. By thc way, talking about tho bicycle as an nid to moral roforin movements, the Salvation Army will have a fully equipped bicycle corps for suburban service on wheels, and tho plan of or ganization for tho now military body within tho ranks of tho Episcopal Chnrch, which is to bo known as the United States Church Array, calls foi a bicycle corps with each regiment, which, iu Now York City, will assume the proportions ot n "bicycle brigade." -New York Journal. Warra of au Iron Bridge. A train always exerts greater strain on un iron bridge when going quickly than ?Thea going slowly; but tho difference in tho strain depends on tho structure of tho bridge, and is much moro in somo cases than in others. When tho train goes over the, bridge it causes a wavo to travel! along tho structure, owing to the elasticity of the iron. ' That part of tho bridgo just in front of the train is raised a little, and tho part under tho train is lowered, so that each part of tho bridgo is suc cessively raised and lowered as tho train goes over it, and tho more quickly tho train travels, tho moro sudden thia will be, and consequently tho more violent. Tho strain produced will vary with tho square of tho velocity of tho wavo, KO that tho train will exert four times thc strain when it doubles its velocity, 1V? TRICK. and ni?o tiraos when it triples its velocity. An admirer of Wagner has offered to the city ol Berlin $1250, providing tho municipal authorities will name ono of tho new bridges after the com poser. Oar portraits show us how wo would I look if wo were handsome.-Puck, THE Sl'ECTKAL EEUU?, Tlie Monkey's Queerest Relative and HIB Luminous Nocturnal Eyo. The spectral lemur, who lives in the Malay Archipelago, has about tho oddest appearance of aay known ani mal. In this newspaper, says the N?w York Journal, you will eco tho first xeally life-liko picture of him ever printed. This little animal is a relative of the mon key? Naturalists give tho namo of primates to the group of animals consisting of man, tho monkeys and tho lemurs because they como first for description. Of all the primates tho spectral lemur comes first for oddity of personal appearance. Iiis greatest but not his only pecu liarity ia to bo foun.l in his eyes, which arc enormous. Thoy cover the greater part of his face, leaving only room for a ridiculously small nosq, In color thc eyes are a greenish yellow and oro exceedingly luminous at night They shino out green and brilliant, when tho rest of tho body is totally invisible to man. This is ';ow tho little lemur has ncquirod tho title of spectral. Tho spectre is only six or seven inches long and lives in tho dense forests of tho Malay Archipclago, whero there is darkness at all times. Ho makes a sort of ncet at roots of tho great bambooji and climbs up them with tho agility of a squirrel, but by a di if er cut method. In his tree-climbing operations he is aidod by large, round 6uokors,which aro attached to tho ends of all his long, slender fingers and toes. Ho glides * up a shiny bamboo trunk with all the ease imaginable. He is thoroughly harmless and would bo an Ornamout to any household. Armed Pigmies Who Fought for Blondell's Cause. Those aro probably tho smallest and queerest soldiers which, armed with*' modern rides, havo ever fought against ABYSSINIAN DWARFS. civilized troops. Thoy aro Central African dwarfs, and in_t.be sorvico of Vegns (or Emperor) of Abyssinia as sifted in tho rout of the Italian troops. Theao plgmios aro scarcely moro than half tho height of au ordinary man. Despito their diminutive height, they ero fierce, cruel and cunning, and armed with firearms aro as formidable as big men. It-is only within tho past few years that tho existence of these little people has been generally ucceptcd. Herodo tus, tho Greek historian, wroto about thom, but ho has been scoffed nt and his accounts characterized as fiction. Du Chaillu and other African ex plorers who claimed to have fouud tho pigmies in Central Africa had to en counter jost as sceptical a public Stanley's account of the dwarf people of tho Dark Contincut is tho first that really gained geno al credence Akkas is the name given to these curious littlo people, who aro supposed to bo the survivors of tho aboriginal inhabitants of Central Africa. There havo been three Akkas brought to Europe. Two wero inen. Thoy were called Lobo and Ohairallah. Tho third was a lady Akka, named Saida. ?' Up-to-Datc Children. "Then, Elsie, you won't haro rae? When I grow up I'll shoot myself-so now !"--Flicffoudo Ulaclter, TU: LATEST DEVELOPMENTS FEMININE FASHIONS. Haul >inoly Trimmed Wrappers Ith Bishop Sleeves-*'aval tecle?is With Vest-Oth er Daiuty Designs. -, tho first Jorge illustration whito ?naity is handsomely trimmed pith delft bluo and white em roidcry and insertion to match, ?tin ribbon forming the stock cuff bows and tied 6emi-girdlo t;waist line. Tho closing in ccn LADIES' WBAPPEB W iro iront is invisiblo under a band of inseAion. . Tho gown is shaped in ;ho jfavorito princess style, fitting ?oioothly below tho waist whero oaah scani ia gradually widened to produoo the ?ashionablu lintel effect in thc 3kir^ Tho bishop sleeves aro gathored top and bottom, cuff bands finishing tho grists, A frill of embroidery and abajld of ribbon with bow forms tho dainty decoration. Tho gown can bo tnad? np with or without lining, the atyj? being equally well adapted to ...oo?, silk, cotton or^Iinen fabrics, cashmore, batiste, grass linen, cam bric or China silk, aud are favorite materials with lace, embroidery, rib vi6n^bauds for decora tor a lady having a nre ia Gi} yards. NAVAL JACKET OP BLUE WOOL. For yachting, boating, ccasido or ordinary country wear no other ttyle of jacket is half as fetching or appro priate with a sailor hat as. tho ono de lineated in tho second largo picture. Navy bluo wool canvas cloth uud wbitu duck are" tho materials selected, the vest and collar of duck being decorated with rows of blue braid. Singlo bu^t darts and uudor-nrm gores perform tho smooth adjustment, tho neck is finished with a standing collar and the lower edge is shaped iu rounded out line* Tho naval jacket is of fashiona ble length and flares widely iu frotit, the broad sailor collar forming poiuted revers to tho waist line. Tho duck collar is removablo and overlaps tho canvas collar to withiu an inch of the edge. Two handsome white peart but tons decorato each front. Tho back and sides fit closely to tho waist Hue, falling below in rippling folds thal are induced by tho shaping. The sleeves oro in gigot style, shaped by single seams und aro of fashionable sise, thc fullness ut tho top being ar ranged in side plaits with a single bos plait at tho top. Jackets in this style can bo mado to match or contrast witt tho skirt and ure adapted to tho linen, cotton and woolen fabrics that ure now o? vogue for summer wear. Insertion, embroidery, bias bands, Lraid 01 gimp can be used in decorating or ti plain finish can bo given if so pre ferred. The quantity cf material ll inches NAVAL JACK wido required to niako this jacket fo a lady having a 3G-iuch bust measur is 3~ yards. JJUTIVG aowxe. Heavy liuou?, ?umia CMBII an piques arc tho favorite materials fo outing gowns. Following tho craz for embroidery on everything, thcr is a coarso gray linen which has a all-over scroll pattern worked upon i iu ohaiu stitch, Arith white,, brown blue or black thread. Tho embroid ered linen is used for tho skirt nnd for a deep squaro collar ou tho coat or blazer, wMch ia mado of plain linen. Tho newest piques havo tiny Dresden fcwerets embroidered in silk scattered all over them. Sometimes tho ontiro suit is made of tho embroidered fabric, but it ?3 better to havo tho bkirt plaiu and tho jacket embroidered. A skirt of palo pink pique is ofl'ectivo with a little coat o? embroidered white pique ; and tho carno coat can be-worn with several skirt.*.-Demorest'u. SniltT WAIST Ol' UHAE3 LINEN. Graes linen, with figured design in whito embroidery, is hero stylishly worn with whito linen collar and ITU BISHOP SLEEVE3. cuffs, which can bc mado rcmovabJo or attached permanently as dcnircd. Tho great variety of stylos in thc hitherto popular tummer shirt waist argues for it au unprecedented voguo this season. The stylo here present ed is unusually afctraefcivo and iiensi hie, being very generally becoming, tho fullnoss at tho neck mid shoulder edges produces a coffc and graceful ef fect over tho bust. A box plait fin ishes tho right front edgo through which buttonholer aro worked to ef fect tho clo?ing with studs or buttons. Tho back is gathered at top and joined ?lllllT WAIST OF GHASS LINEN*. to a yoko lining with straight lower , edge, tho doublo pointed yoko being i placed over tho gathers and stitchod (irmly down on its lower edge, thus insuriug u durablo finish. A shupod neck bind completes tho neck when , tho rolling co'-hir is mado separately. ; The bishop shirt sleeves aro slashed at tho back aud tho opening famished i with cuff laps, wrist bands completing . tho wrists to which tho rollincuffs : aro buttoned. Plaits or u casing aud ? draw striugs adjust tho fullness ut the t waist lino, aud tho dress skirt is worn . over tho full lower edge. A narrow r belt of while kid encircles thc waist. Percale, cambric, lawn, b.itisto aud : gingham in stripes, checks, figured i and plain ei?ects all mako up stylishly . by tho mode. Thc quantity of material 3 3 iuches j wide rcquiroJ to make this shirt waist nmfWEL. rf?m? r j for a lady haviug a 33 inch bust c ; measure is 3; yards. PANAMA II ATS Aim PILETT?. j Panama hats trimmed with morniug 1 j glories, daisies, clover, hawthorn blos soms, and lilacs aro very pretty with thin gowns. Tho bieyclo habit may not bo at tractive, but ibero's something in it, Aduin-s Freeman. "Ono I love}" a pretty faco \ Bonding o'or tho grate; }. ."Two I love," a soft, ewcot voice, [*? Measures out her fate. ."Throe I lovo, I say," and still Other seeds galore Tour I lovo with all my heart,*' ( What need is there ci more? 'Fivo I cast away ' ' Ah, no! Fortuno thu3 wero wroDg, Bliould tho count thud ended bc; ,'i. Lovo's tics aro too strong. v "Six ho lows," a dimpled smile; VP- "Seven sho loves," a blush; \l:v 'Eight both love;" a sweet look stea's O'er thc fair face flush. /Nine ho comes ; ho tarries len," "Elovcn ho courts"-but wait! Anxious search has failed tu lind Tho seed wuoro rests her fate. Carefully sho looks thom o'er, Thon, os brow grows light, "Twolvo ho marries. 5k". y! I Nearly died from fright!" -ruo nUMOIl OF THE DAY. "I love you unspeakably, Mt'ly." "But perhaps you might spoak to mamma.''-Flicgcndo Blnettor. Teacher-"What is an island?" Littlo Johnny Squanch- "A body of land almost entirely occupiod by in eurgento."-Puck. Toucher-3,"Can you give mo any idea of what a hollow mockery is?,r Pupil-"Yessum ; our ice-chest in win ter is."-Boxbury Gazette. Onco moro those sad conditions como To grlovo tho country aud tho town; Tho mercury now runneth np; Tho perspiration runneth do,wn. -Washington Star. Very Amatour Singer (at evening party)-"Let me liko a soldier fall!" Agonized Guest-"You ccrtainlv should if I had a gun anywhere handy. ?Standard. Depth of Woe J "Did George look anxious when ho proposed to you, Kitty?" "Yes; he looked as if ho were loaming to ride a wheel."-Chi cago Becord. Suobson-'1 feel dweadfully. I gave an at homo yesterday and only ten people came." Quiz-"Why don't you givo a funeral? You'd have it crowded. "-Truth. Attorney-"What was there about tho deceased that led you to boliovo ho was of unsound mimi?" Witucs:. "Well, for ono thing,, ho abhorred bicycles."-Philadelphia North Ameri can. Toucher-"Now, Freddie, sinco you have correctly spelled Philadelphia, can you tell mc what Stato it is in?" Freddio-''Yes, sir. I heard pa say tho other day that it was iu a state of ooma," Hicks-"I saw your poem in the paper last week. How did you get your pull with tho editor?" Wicks "Oh, I didn't bother tho editor, I called upon tho business manager." Somerville Journal. "Now, Johnny, do yon understand your^" "io?ni. Foti vc humor this morning, anlyoa'vogofcto lick-some one before you'll feel satis fied.'-Harlom Life. Margaret-"Don't you think Mando .loved Charlio?" Ethel-"No, deor; it is my firm belief that she only mar ried him for his boautiful collection of .striped outing shirts."-Philadel phia North American. He-"Which did you like best of ray verses?" She-"Why, tho one ou tho first paso." He-"Let mo eco. Which ono was that?" She-"Don't you re member? Tho ono in quotation marks."-Harlem Life. "You. do not go o'ut often to dinner,. Mrs. Waddington?" "No, I don't think tho bejt dinner on earth is suffi cient compensation for mukiug one's self agreeable for threo hours at a stretch."-Chicago Becord. Daughter-"This piano is really my very own, isn't it, papa?" Pa-"Ye?, my dear." "And wheu I marry I can take it with mo, can I?" "Certainly, my child} but don't tell any oue. It might spoil your chances."-Tit Bits. Ferry-"Why don't you get mar ried? Don't eny you can't stand tho expenso. That excuso ia too thin.1' Hargreaves-"I could stand the ex pense well enough, tut tho girl'd father says he can't."-Cincinnati Enquirer. Miss Bellefield-"Do you liko Mr. Van Bruam, Nellie?" Miss Bloomfield (who is addicted to slang) -''"'Yes, I liko him I don't think." Miss Belle field- "That is tho great trouble with you, Nellie. You should cultivate a habit of thought."-Pittsburg Chron icle. _ Thc Plunge of a Glacier. Thc fall of a glacier in tho Bernese Overland lust autumn, from an atti tuto of 10,823 feet above sea level, is thus described by Engineering: Tho whole mass, estimated to bo half as large again as the largost of tho pyra mids of Egypt, leaped down 4(300 feet to tho bottom of tho valley, thou up 1300 on tho side, and back into tho valley just far onough not to destruy tho watercourse through it. It ap pears to have jumped tho Water? course, moving as a solid mass. It took only about twenty seconds in its first downward plunge, ten in its leap upward and ton in falling buck, so that at tho end of forty seconds tho mass had changed its placo from near tho top of tho mouutain to the farther side of tho valley, where it buried nearly ono squaro mile of rich postara to the depth of six feet, A similar ico avalanche is recorded as having oc curred at tho same spot on the ?amo day of tho year in 1872. A Breach Calo Freak. A man hanging by thc neck thirteen days and nights was tho attraction at a Montmartre (Paris) cafo recently. The doctors, however stopped tho per formunco at the cud of tho fourth day, tho man being in a critical condition. His uaino is Duraud. Ho attained no toriety some limo ago by standing on a pedestal at Marseilles for twenty eight consecutivo days. A White Cotm. A white coon that hasn't a dark hair on its body is ownod ut Weiser, Idaho, aud is a kind of town pet. It has distinguished itself by whipping all thc dogs in tho neighborhood, and is suro death to cats that stray into its vicinity. It spends most of its time chained to tho sidewalk outside its owner's store. MOTHERS READ THIS. The Best Remedy. & 1 For Flatulent Colic, Diarrhoea, Dysen- ? te ry, N cuse a, Coughs, Cholera In fantum, Teething Children, Cholera Morbus, Unnatural Drains from tho Bowels, Fains, driping, Lou o:f Appotlto, Indigestion and all Dla caees of the Stomach and Bowels. ( PITT'S CARMINATIVE . I Is thc standard. It carries children over' thc critical period of teething, andL ? I? recommended by physicians asi K the friend of Mothers, Adults and? wt Children. It is pleasant to thc taste, A and never fails to give satisfaction. X A few doses will demonstrate its eu # pcrlative virtues. Price, 25 cte. pc: I) ? bottle. For salo by druggists. < r HOUSEHOLD AFFAIRS. j - V UNDEB A PAN OP SHXiE. > Every housewife knows tho sad state in which tho shelf is placed where th? daily supply of milk is eet. The over flowing or spilled drops soon make au unsightly, greasy stain upon the wood that there is no erasing without tak ing tho grain along with it. It is tho simplest thing in the world to avoid sdi that. A 6trip of oilcloth under neath the pans is enough. This, of course, can be.washed daily liko china ware, and as thoroughly cleaned. Oil cloth ia invaluable for inauy auch places in kitchen and storeroom, ami aavos much of the vulgar and hard "elbow greece" otherwise called for in keeping one's rooms in first-clas3 con dition.-New York Advertiser! LAUFS AND SHADES". * Lamps grow moro artistic every day,. and in most homes a standard lamp for tho floors seems almost a necessity. Th? lamp itsolf is nothing, but it ia tho shado which gives it beauty. A most artistic shade is m ado of white satin, cut to plainly St tho framo and thou painted with scenes or flowers in transparent colors. Quite new ones are thoao made of plain maslin, ono of ptain yellow look ing exactly liko a lingo yellow poppy. Plain silk ehadas, haviug wreaths of flowers as a border, with a soft, frayed out frill beneath, aro very dainty. With the electric light most beauti ful eii'jctd can bo obtained, bat it should bc kept in mind that pink is the only shado that is becoming thu complexion whoa used over sueh a brilliant light. 1 Many lamps that are made to fasten bo tho wall aro in lantern form, with frames of scrolled ironwork hanging ff om an arm of tho same. With amber or pink colored hammered gloss globe J thoy aro effective additions to a din ing-room or a ball.-?Chi?? go Record. IO COOS THE'SPBINO CHICKEN. To many, spring chicken alwaya sug clariflod butter and cooked over a iiro of clear odals, but thero are other ways of serving thc yduBg fowls th it aro equally good. Southern fried' chicken is tam;?, and boro ie a recipe that may well matte the mauth water. Cut up twi* drawn and picked chickens in this manuer: Lay them oe a board, re move tho feet, then cu" ?fif tb? win^j' and legs, and last divide tho breast* and backs iu halves. Rull these piecer in flour aud dredge wich pepper nu.I salt. Have ready a Trying pan hulf fall of boiling lard and into thin dru;; . the portions uf chicken. Fry u nico brown. Take np ou a befited platter and sot to ke-ixJ warm while u creatn gravy is prepared. Pour a teacupful of cream or rich milk iuto the frying pan and thicken with a tablespoonful of flour and butter blended, Season! with salt, pepper und a tablespooufnli Of minced parkley. Allow it to come? to a boil and pour over the poultry. Garnish with sprigs of curled parsley. Fried mush is often served with this dish. Cre?lo Fried Chicken-The Creoles,' who aro fond of highly seasoned viands, dip tho pieces of chicken in aa egg batter to which have been added two chopped tomatoes, one minced onion and a little parsley, thyme, salt and pepper. They then fry it the samo us above and servo with a tomato sance. t Steamed Spring Chicken-Split a half grown fowl down the back and rub with salt and popper. Flaco in it steamer und steam on hour. Mean while proparo a eaucc, using one pint of cream, half pint of boiling water, two tablespoonfuls of flour, a table I spoonful of cornstarch aud thc same j of butter, seasoning with pepper and celery salt. Mis all together and boil ? thoroughly. Pour over tho chiekcu. j Chicken in Viennese Stylo-With a , very sharp knife split two right young I fowls exactly iu two part*. Rub the halves with fresh salad oil and sprinkle with salt and popper. Then dtp them in beaten egg and roll iu bread crumb -. Slightly grease a gridiron with a lit tle suet and place over a clear coal fire. On this broil tho chickens a fine brown, turning often. Have at hand four pieces of toasted bread on a hot dish and on these arrango the four portions of chicken. Pour over all a * rich cream jor white sauce. Chicken Gumbo-For this a young chicken is cut up, rolled in flour and fried in hot lard, together with a few slices of onion. Over it should then bo poured two cups of boiiiug water, and it allowed to simmer ten minutes. Drop in a pod of red pepper, cook until thick and then season with salt and ono tablespoonful of butter. Gumbo is served with boiled rice or stewed green okras. Chicken pudding recalls old planta tion 'days. Cut up a chicken and stew tender. Season with ealt and pepper. Prepare a thick batter. -Then butter a pudding dish and m tho .bottom ar range a layer of the fowl and cover with the batter. Then more chicken and^batter, alternately, uutil tho rc? ceptaele is full. Bake brown in tho oven. Serve with butter sauce. - New England Homestead. Tho New York Lifo Insurance Com pany is suing tho St. Louis Globo Democrat for 3100,000 libel. MADAGASCAR is now a French col ony. This must make England's mouth wutcr.