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EDGEE?ELD, S. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1892. VOL. LVII. NO. 13. In 18?4 the consumption of sngi in England was only 16.80 pounds p< head of the population. In 1391 was eighty pounds per head. The British authorities in Indi have been obliged to discontinue tl bounties on dead snakes, because tl natives went into the business < breeding the reptiles on a large seal In order to secure the reward. One curious result of the fall i cereals and other products is to rei der obsolete the cable codes used b shippers and speculators. Prices hav gone under tho lowest figures whic wero thought to be possible when th codes were compiled. The question of the "stopping oapacity of a bullet, fired from th rifle which is now the standard arm o British infantry, has reaohed a some what acute stage. Wherever the rifl has been used against a savage foe, i has proved comparatively ineffective Unless the bullet strikes a vital organ it no more stops a wounded man' chargo than -would a popgun. Tho development of the railroad the bicycle, and other substitutes io: the horse has brought about a peculiai condition of affairs. In North Da ^ kota, '.Montana, Northern Idado, anr Washington, there are one hundreii and twenty-five thousand horses roam ing around the prairies, and eating the grass that might be used profit ably in feeding cattle and sheep. Th( horses aro practically valuers?, anil the owners ure helpless. A German gentleman one day re ceived a telegram from the proprietor of a hotel in the South of Fraaoe, in forming him of the death of his aunt, and asking for particulars as to the disposal of the body. The gentleman begged that the bedy might be sentto Cologne, and, arter telegraphing to the deceased's relatives to assemble in ?hat city, traveled thither himself. In due time the coffin arrived. On being opened, it was found to contain tho body, not of an aunt, but of a Russian general in full uniform. Further tele grams elicited the information that thc coffin containing the body of the deceased lady had been forwarded in error to the relativos of the Bussian a. general at St. Petersburg. Urgent tolegrnm3 were dispatched to St. Kr- Petersburg, and after threo days of anxious waiting this answer was re ??,v- ""ceived: 'Your aunt has been interred with full military honors." I In tho North American Sir Walter Besant discueses in a very interesting F way the "Fature of the Anglo-Saxon Eace." Ho begins with the well es tablishei proposition that wherever the Anglo-Saxon goes he absorbs-he is never ".bsorbed. Ho is a restless and masterful creature. He is nover v content with what he has, and is both individually and collectively grasping more and moro property and power. The Anglo Saxon possessions at this moment take in 120,003,000 of people who speak English as their native tongue, without counting tho Hin doos, who aro fa3t acquiring it. The English speaking race in the sixteenth oentury did not number more than five millions, but they Luve come to stay, and where they are located they artj destined to remain. The Anglo-Saxon absorbs foreign races like tho French, Dutch, German, Italian and the Norwegians. The remarkable fact isthat in a hun Ire", years tho English speaking raco has leaped up from 20,000,0"0 to 120,000, * OOO and has extended ita possessions to something Uko the fifth part of thc habitable globe. The English speak ing race is one great empire and one great republic. The advantage, so far as position and strength go, seems to be with America. While all tho States that have come out of Great Britain have had to create their own form o? Government, every one has become practically a republic. In tho begin ning, the development and the pres ent position of the Anglo-Saxon race, there aro six great countries, two fully grown, the United States and EL? laaJ, and four, Canada, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand, prac tically only in their infancy. The future of this race is one of the great est and most fascinating problems, adds the Atlanta Journal. It is not an idle boast that English will one day, in all probability, be the lan guage of the great mass of the human family, and that there will be no National power on earth which will oompare in strength with those of the Anglo-Saxon. Onions ai a .Verve Tonic. A German scientist says that people ?he habitually uso onions are much less liable to nervous diseases than those who affect to despies them. They tone up systems that are run down and assist the digestion and as* similatioa of food. As an interesting item in this connection, the same sci entist says that if a sprig of parsley ii chopped fine, sprinkled with vine gar and eaten after onions, there will be no trace of this vegetable on the breath. This is well worth knowing, if true, and certainly it is not difficult to try the experiment. As a further item of interest in regard to onions, it is claimed that they are one of the best cleansers of the skin, and that onion eaters, all other things being equal, will have the finest of complex-1 . iona This being the oaae, the market Taine of onions and parsley ought to inoreaw wHb great rapidity, BICYCLE NOTIONS. SOME NEW IDEAS CONCERNING TUL '?lQUITOUS "WHEE li. ?'Bike" Sledding Promised-Attach ment That Makes a Bicycle thc Rival of a Liocomotlve-A Dog aa Motive Power. HANKS to a Yankee's inven tive genius, a bicycle can now be provided with run ners, or skates, rendering it possible to spin along over tb.9 frozen fluid at a high rate of speed with com parative safety, making all the tums, stops and starts as easily as upon tho floor of the riding- school. This invention consists of nn equip ment of three runners, which can be attached to any machine without the slightest injury-one runner for the front wheel and Iwo for the rear. The THE LATEST "BIKE" IDE J lear portion of the bicycle is supported by the runners in such a manner that the tire prosees upon the ice sufficiently hard to give tho friction, or traction, necessary for propulsion. By Jieans ot a lever operated by the bauds of the rider the pressure of the lire upon the ice eau be regulated, or if it is de sired to cen st tho rear whoel c m be raised entirely from tue surface, throwing the weight upon tho mu nera. These runners are but a few inches apart. They ? resemble i.u ex aggerated long Dutch skate. The Iront wheel doe? not revolve at all. The runner is fastened fimly to it, not permitting it to touch the ice. Steering is accomplished in ibo or dinary manner, with tho hand)o bars. The brake cousis ts of a number of sharp teeth or olaw6 which aro forced into the ice, just in front of tho rear wheel, between tho two runner?. Jt is not necessary to put thii wheel in motion beforo mounting. It will stand by itself, and thc rider can como to a full 6top without getting of. The ice cycler need not contine his travels to frozen bodies of water. He can ride anywhere that good sledding is to be found. Equipped with a set of thee J runners it is possible to ride wherever a sleigh can travel unless the ?now is deep or soft. This new attachment appears a.little complicated, but in-reality it is avery simple affair, and cnn be attached by any one having a slight knowledge of machinery in a short timo. No tools are required beyond thoso habitually carried in the tool bag, and the bisycle is not damaged in any way. Detach ing the runners is as easy a matter as putting them on, aud they arc adapted to ladies' wheels as woll as to the diamond frame?. Ingenious Attachment for Bicycles. The accompanying illustrations re produced from the Railway Review' chow the general appearance of an at tachment for bin elf s for adapting them for nee on railway tracks as well as highways, which is ingenious and seems to have a merit. Thu attach ment consists of three guide wheels and the guides and supports necessary for attaching them to an ordinary bi cycle in a manner that will keep the wheel directly on the center of the railroad track. The illustrations show the machine with tho attachment in place and the bicycle on a railroad track. When it is desired to uso tho wheel on a highway the attachment eau be easily removed or can be folded np and carried on the wheel ns chown. It is stated that the attach ment complete weighs only fifteen pounds, and an ordinary wheel with COMBINATION BICYCLE ON HIGHWAY. attaohment will weigh less than fifty pounds. The length of time required for adjusting the attachment on tho wheel is given as five minutes, for re moving itoue minute, and for folding it up and securing for highway riding five minutes. The plan is to con struct the machine BO it will be of uso particularly to telegraph and telephone line repair men, und for this work a wire reol is carried upon tho rear fork of tho attachment and the neces rary tools are carried in a ?atchal sus pended in the frama of the bicycle. For the repair of long distance tele phone line*, which follow both rail ways and highways, it is believed that this machine and aitaohiutiit will be particularly nselul. It is claimed that a speed of twenty-five miles pc:' hour can be attained ou the machine, and the inventor states that he can main tain without fatigue a fipoed of eighteen or twenty mile?. C. H. Gar vey, of Anderson, Ind., is the inven tor. An Electric Tandem. An electric tandem, the invention of two Frenchmen, MM. Aucoc aud Dar racq, is just now creating a great sen sation ia bicycling circles iu Paris. Tho machine is an ordiunry taudom rigged with an electric motor nnd compact storago battery. It weighs about twenty pounds and generates two horso power. The motor tnrns at a speed of 3000 revolutions a minute, but the problem of gearing it down ic its attachment to the axle has been successfully accom plished. The motor is able to drive the machine without aid from tho riders, k-A WHEEL ON RUNNERS. bnt pedals are provided as :iu the regu lar tandem, for the wheel is found to run much more steadily with them. Tho man in Iront steer?, as in ordi nary' tandem riding, whilo tho rider on tho second seat regulates tho speed and acts as engineer. The Ftorage battery nt present in use is able to carry tho maohine at a speod of over forty miles an hour for about aa hour and a half without a change. Tho inventors devised tho machine expressly ?o paco contestants in time' contests and long road races. In Frauce tho cost of hiring pacers in tho professional racosis v.ry Considerable, and twenty-four-hour contests become extremely expensive to the manage ment that is conducting them. Tho electric tandem is estimated to cut down the expense about half, This machine has boen RO successful that French bicjelo manufacturers are looking forward to tho construction ?f a storage motor in tho near future that moy be fastened to ordinary single bi cycles and will givo off oe ti vo help in climbing hills or whon bursts of 6pced are needed by tired riders. A Dog as Motivo Power. Laziness is tho father of nearly as many inventions as is necessity the fSES HIS DOG AS A MOTOP. mother, lt certainly boro somo rela tion to the attachment which a citizen of Strasburg, Germany, rigged toj his velocipede to enable his dog to assist in furnishing the motive power. Tho dog was hitched behind tho ve hiclo at the end of a rod so that he pushed instead of pulled. With tho dog's head hitched to tho vehicle ho was forced to maintain thc proper po sition and his efforts to trot along di rectly under his master" resulted in his taking much of tho strain off that gen tleman's legs. With a powerful dog COMBINATION BICYCLE ON A RAILWAY broken to harness and willing to work ecorching would be mado easy. Biggest Cylclo Ever Built. Au Eastern tiro mauuficturiug firm exhibitod ut the Louisville meet tho greatest novelty in whee", construction ever attompted. It was a monster tricycle. Tho maohiue is fitted, with mammoth single tube tire?, the front one being of the color characteristic of the firm's product. An idea of tho proportions of the machine may be gathered from the fact that eight men are required to propel it. Many fermer attempts have boen jnade to build a giant wheel, either a trioyoli or a bicycle, but nona of them Lavo been successful. Faulty coust ruction bas been the obstacle -which hos pre vente;! tho success o? previous similar undertakings. In theory this tricyole is correct, ami on the roal it Las been need with success, appearing at several meets around Boston and on the streets of the city. Toa extremo height of tho tricycle is about eleven feet,which is tho diameter of the rear wheels when tho tire3 tro fully inflated. These tires are of natural rubber color, six teen inches iu ecotional diameter. The diameter of thc iront steering-wheel is six feet, cross section nine inches. It is notable that tlis lira aro built "up ex actly ns the regular tire. The weight of the machine is 1153 pounds, without the eight men, who weigh approximate ly 1100 pounds more, making tho whole uffuir scale moro than a ton. The gear ing is analogous to that of a locomo tive, having a double set of gears, four men driving from each side, and con necting with tho wheel on thiitside. Control of the Wheel. Every bicycle rider should lsarn how to control his wheel wit bout the aid of his hands. That cannot be done until one has loamed to pedal evenly, which is quite an art in itself, and may be attained by practice. Emer gencies arisu ?u which tho full control of the wheel when tho hands aro not upon it is desirable. Is There Irrigation In Mars! It would seem that th e planet Mars is now in a condition to wbioh tba earth must come. It is straggling against tho gradual disappearance of water on its surface and its atmos phere. There is na weather there, for there is no rain and there are no winds. Dew in winter ia deposited on its poles in thc form of snow. The rest of the planet consists of deserts with very dight elevations. The inhabitants have met th? stato of things by a gigantic system of irrigation. "What wo call canals aro irrigated districts about thirty miles wide, with a canal run ning through them, from which water is distributed. Here and thero are large oases of irrigation, and these oases arc connected with each ether by means of tho canals. When the SHOWS of the poles molt, tho melted water i s distributed over the planet, and thus crops are produced. The in habitants store up food and water for that part of tho year when there is neither water nor vegetation. So rarefied is tho atmosphere tbat one of theso inhabitants can work at one? twentieth tho exertion that it costs UP, or, in other words, perform with the same expenditure of strength twenty times tho task.-London Truth, Li Hung Chang's Pipe* Hore is a rough sketch of the pipe which Li Hung Chang nsos when he smokes-not opium, but tobacco. Or dinarily tho tobacco pipes utjj in China aro made of common white met* al, but Li's is exquisitely chased in silver." Its most bulky par : is a reser voir of water completely closed in, from tho upper part of which rises a vertical silver tube with a horn mouth piece. Let into tho upper part of tho water reservoir is the pipe proper, which is adjusted in such a way that its lower extremity touches the water. It is not nnliko a cigarette holdor. In another part of the covering is an in dentation for the reserve of tobacco. The pipe has ^o b e replenished every minute or EO, and the;- J is, more over, the risk, if the tube gets ever so little awry, of suoking up, not smoke, but water. . Chicago Cripples Meet. Men who have lost legs or arms by accident, and ate still able to earn a living, are going to organize for tho benefit of those who are a grade more unfortuato thau themselves. They c J J led a meeting of cripples in Chicago. It is hoped by this means to get chari table people to contribute to the erec tion of a homo for the helpless. Ibo plan wu? suggested by tho in crease of beggars on the streets of Chicago-tho only resort of men and women who are unable to earn any thing by reason of infirmities. It is argued by tho leaders in tho move ment that business men should be willing to contributo lump suras for the support of an institution in case they aro assured that they will be re lieved from tho aunoyance attendant upon tho growing system of porsonal appeal.-?Now York Journal. A l?os for .Motive Power. The appearance ol a man on a tri cyclo with a dog hitched behind it act ing as motive power created no little comment iu tho streets Strasburg,Ger many, several days ago. Tho dog was hitched behind the vehicle at the end of a rod so that he pushed instead of pulled. With the dog's head hitched to tho vehicle he was forced to maintain t?o proper position and his efforts to trot along directly under his master resulted in his taking much of the strain off that gentleman's legs. With a powerful dog broken to harness and willing to work scorching would bo made easy. Kept His Word. Bridegroom-"I said I'd give up everything I owned for Amanda/s fake-and I've kout my word.'' MUON'S HE ALM. T1IK iPRICVAILIXG STYLES IN f WOMAN'S WISAR. -ro-I>ate Basque of Colored -Useful Suggestions About O Latest Methods of Drosslog the Hali*. HE plain but fin-de si?cle basque depicted in the largo illustration, and described by May Manton, is mado of sloth and is a favorite stylo lg shopping, traveling, out ung pr general wear. The 48 glove-fitting, having the ims and double bust darts that t closely to the waist line, the below producing tho fnshion jpled effect at the lower edge. The fronts are closed in oentro with buttons and bnttonholes, the upper edges [being reversed in small lapels that nro faced with tho material and _^ _ Ur-TO-DATE L A meet tho rolling collar in notches. The stylish gigot sleeves are shaped by single se iras, the gathers at the top being arranged over comfortable two seamed linings. The wrists are plain ly completed, all free edges being this style caff" tweed, mohair, homespun, serge, cloth or any plain or fancy mixed woolen. The quantity of material forty-four inohes wide required to make this barque for a lady having a thirty-six inch bust measure is two nud one-half yards. LATEST STYLES IN HAIRDRESSING. Word comes from London that Eng lish girls are all hiding their ears un der a waving mass of soft hair. Whether their hair is dressed high or low, in a fluffy bang or a eevery pom padour, it is drawn loosely over the ears, either in undulating waves or small puffs. This style of dressing the hair is becoming to few faces as it has a tendency to make a long face look longer and a round face fuller. The New York Sun, from which the illus trations were taken, suggests that now that so much latitude is allowed in fashionable hairdressing, and indi viduality is permitted to have full sway, it ought not to be difficult for any woman to arrange her hair so as to bring out the best points of her face. A fault with many women is that they blindly follow tho most favored mode of arranging tho hair, without thc least regard of the style most snitable to their own cast of features. The best gowned and most attractive women are invariably thoso who study their own individuality and make tho most of their strongest points. ? pretty evening coiffure has a few ourls on the forehead to soften the severe lines of the face. The hair is turned back in loose waves and ar ranged in four twisted puffs, one above the other. Two ornaments are used on one side. A simple and becoming arrangement when the hair can be worn parted is to wavo it at tho sides and catch it back in the form of a figure eight. A jeweled comb is worn on tho crown of the head and two lit THE LATEST tie combs to match are placed at each side. The new pompadour is radically different from the pompadour which the American women are now wearing. Instead of tho bair being drawn straight back from the forehead, it is first waved ned then brushed back. The waves aro so deep and undulating that they have almost the effect of small puffs. Thin wavy hair at tho sides IB drawn over tho ears in a loose careless fashion. It is much puffed cut, owing to the presence of the small cushion beneath and also to the assis tance of tho pompadour comb at the back. Ultra fashionable yoimg women havo theee small cushions delicately perfumed. A boctmiing feature of this new pompadour coiffure consists of the curls which rest on the fore head. They form a bewitchingly careless bang, and so mako ihe coiffuro possible to the womau with a deep in tellectual brow. This coiffure, which is a pompadour, and yet is soft and graceful rather than severe, fills along felt want. It also shows thc bang which will be high in favor this fall and winter. Whether the hair is drawn over the ears or not, the special characteristics of all the new fall coif fures is the broad effect. A profusion of puffs will also bo worn. Tho back dressing of the hair in the most up-to date coiffures is a miss of puff J. But t?e new pulls havo lost muob of their conventionalism. They aro now more carelessly and loosely rolled, an! are also smaller than in other years. The Mario Antoinette cnrls aro still tho fashion, though they will not bc worn as much ns last season. CONCERNING CAPES. Tho short capes of cut work em broidery are exceedingly fashionable. DIES' BASQUE. Those are heavy enough to be worn uc til winter eets in, and yet look light onough to be used with s?mmei gowns. White satin is tho lining, as a rule, althoughjBomelimes green is used and tho tan cloth or thc black is the oateide. Thig cut work is mo3t effec tive, but afways expensive. Some times around tho edges is a tiny line of jet, but that adds to the weight, and one very disagreeable feature ol these capos is that they weigh too much to start with. Cloth is heavy and the cut work, to be effective, must be made of cloth that i3 heavy and will not fray out. The capes of accordion plaited chif fon aud mousseline de soie in all the different shades and colors and made up over silk to match uro exceedingly effective. They aro so full they stick out straight from the neck aud should ers, but tho material is so soft that it ia intensely becoming. AU these capes-indeed, all capes-are finished around thc neck with a full ruche. ODDITIES TN K?FF3. Odd ruches and ruffs are made ol most costly materials. Priceless lace, ostrich plumes and artificial flowers FDUTSD MUSLIN BUFF. are combiued in a fanciful and effec tive fashion and make a dainty bit of trimming to gowns that would other COIFFURES. wise seem too plain and ineffective. Then, too, with low cut evening gowns these niches aro most conven ient, as they give quito a little warmth and shield the neck from draughts and cold. Clever women who have the talent of looking well dressed on a small income always make a point of these nccces6ories of dree?, con tending that they make a cheap gown look like an expensive one, and also show that tho wearer keeps np to dato in the dainty trifles which fashion de lights iu ordering her followers to buy. _ 'Ibero are moro dialects spoken in j China thau in all Europe, mari ITUI.^.?, "Wo wont no time, bat diligonco, for great performances. A man ?cliiom thinks of reformin;* antil he goes broke. A man's best friend is tho ono who marries thc girl that jilted him. It is easier to tell others how to be good than it is to be good yourself. It wouldn't take much of a hypnotist to mako monkeys ont of somo men. An sebo is the only thing that con fr. i m fl am a womaa out of tho last word. The mau who hesitates before ho raakes a promise is throne who is most opt to keep it. The trouble wiu a great many young men is they don't like to work between meals. Shallow men are generally despised, Irat they don't require as much watch ing as deep ones. Tho true ballot reform is that which enables tho voter and not the poli tician to do the voting. Some people want to hide their light under a bushel, when an empty sardine can would serve just as well. A girl is never considered a good unger until she has caused a concert to bo postponed because she has a cold. It is rather discouraging to a man to be forced to wait until ho is dead in order to discover what a good fellow be was. When a boy begins to wash his neck without being told, it is a sign that ho is passing into thc oideal of his first love affair. Times may be as good now as they ever were, but it is waste of time to argue the point with a man who has an empty stomach. If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. A woman can drive a man crazy for twenty-four hours, and then bring him to the gatos of paradise in two seconds by simply tickling him under the chin. Deadly Drop Handle Mars. Tho Herald told tho other day of a youug man named Frederick Galla gher, who was stricken with paralysis while riding tho bicycle near Morris town, N. J. The young man's, com panions 'carried him to a doctor in Mount Hope, who said that his seizure was due to excessive use of a wheel with drop handle barr. Under treat ment the patient partially recovered. Gallagher's case should be a warn ing to all bicyclists against scorching and the deadly handle bar. "This is the first case of tho kind that has come to my notice," a well known doctor said to mo the other day, "but I have often wondered why there were not more. "Whenever a wheelman lays hold of a handie bar he puts his urrms ia au unnatural position and over exer cises the extensor, muscles. These muscles are supplied by the brachian and median nerves, and undue fatigue of <:he nerves means the exhaustion of tho nerves. Snch abuse would natur ally be reported promptly at the brach ial plexus, whence a message would bo sent to the brain. Paralysis is the logical result. "Scorching of any kind is bad enough, but scorching on a drop han dle bar machine is au insult to every la\? of nature, and every man that practices it incurs a grave risk. Ho mr.y not be paralyzed in the act, as Gallagher was, but he incurs the risk of fuch a seizure, and if ho persist is bound to have one. It is only a ques tion of time."-New York Herald. The Heat in Arizona. "fhave heard a good deal of com plaint of the heat since I have been in Washington," said R. A. Reynolds, of Yuma, Arizona, at the St. James. "The people of this city'cannol; real ize how hot it gets ia Southwestern Arizona. Cattle die in great num bers, and it is almost impossible for buman beings to live there during the summer month?. Some extravagant stories are told about tho effects of the heat, andi have read of frying eggs in tho sand out there. Of course, they do nothing ot tho kind, but I know an egg story that is true that is nearly us remarkable. I was camping ont on the desert not very far from where thoso two mea died, an account of which I read m the Star, and among our provisions were some eggs. Being suspicions of their condition, we did not cook them and did not tiappen to throw them away. Just left them in the tent. One day I heard a chirping, and upon investiga tioa found that more than half the 32gs had hatched." A Test for Horseflesh. M. Humbert, through the Revcil do iVIedicinc V?t?rinaire, tells us that chemical tests will determine whether a given specimen of meat ie from the horse or from the llcsh of any other animuls usually used for food ; fifty grammes of meat ore boiled for ono hour iu 200 grammes of water, and then the decoction is sot asile to cool. When cool, nitric acid in the propor tion of five per cent, is added, and in to this is dropped drop by drop, somo of Gram's ioduree eolution, or in its place a solution of iodized water which has been well iodized by the aid of beat; if horseflesh is present there will appear a deep violet-rod circle. Neither beef, veal, mutton nor pork will furnish the same rcaotiou. .- ta - Canal Hoots ol' Steel. Steel is making inroads into wood ns a material for water craft of all ?orts. Steel :anal boats are the latest innovation. Thoso are to be twelve feet deep, eighteen feet beam and a hundred feet long, with a carrying capacity of a hundred thousands bush els of wheat. It has long been known that the wooden tubs used as canal boats are usefui only in still water, their build not giving strength enough to withstaud tho rough treatment they get in lake transit. It is claimed that the new steel boats can be taken lbrough tho lakes, thereby saving the trouble and expense of breaking car go. This is an item of no small im portance, and will practically revolu tionize the inland carrying trade. M0THER5 READ THIS. The Best Remedy. * For Flatulent Colic, Diarrhoea, Dysen-1 ter.7, Nausea, Coughs, Cholera In-1 fantum, Teething Children, Cholera, Morbus, Unnatural Drains from, the Bowels, Fains, Griping, Loss of, Appetite, Indigestion and all Dis eases of the Stomach and Bowels. ! PITT'S CARMINATIVE e J IE thc standard. It carries children over' 0- tho critical period of toothing. and( Q ** recommended by physicians as. the friend of Mothers, Adults and' . Children. It is pleasant to tho taste, ( A and never fails to give satisfaction.. J A few doses will demonstrate its su-' 9 pcrlative virtues. Price, 25 cts. pcr< J bottle. For sale by druggists. HOUSEHOLD AFf AIRS, TO DEY SWEET COHN. Take it when just right for use and cut from the cob, being careful not to get in any of the cob, put on earthen plates in a hot oven with tho door open, stir often until it begins to dry. As it dries away empty two or three plr-tes onto one. The next day it will be nearly dry and soon can bo put in paper bags and hung in a warm room. In tho winter when you wish to cook it, wash clean and put to eoak ovei night, keep coverod in a dish in wurm ing oven until ready to got dinner, then cook slowly twenty minutes in sane water, add butter and sweet cream and salt.-New England Home stead. ART OF SWEEPING. Sweeping is an art, but there art lots of housekeepers who do not kuow it. Of what use is it to sweep if you leave tho curtains dragging oa the floor, the upholstered furniture to catch all tho dmfc flying, and if you llirt half tho lint into tho air, to set tle on the oiled furniture and on thc walls? The proper'and very easiest way fco sweep is to push all the movable fur niture into the noxt room and cover ap with cloths kept for the purpose the tables, couches and tuck articlcH as cannot oasily bo moved. If yon have upholstered furniture that canuot be .moved, whip it lightly, then wipe with a clean pieco of old silk and cover up. Dust down tho picturos and tables be fore sweeping to remove the old duet that may be there. Sweep ulowly and evenly, with long, smooth strokes, liter rolling and pinning up the cur tains and throwing the windows open. Let the dust settle for half aa hour. Then, with a clean soft cloth, go over all the furniture in and ont of the room, shaking che dust cloth often in the open air to rid it of gritty dust. A room swept in this manner will re? main clean for days, where hours will suffice to litter up the room swopt in the common way. -Washington Star. THE SECRET OF MERINGUE. "I wish I could make such delicious frosting as yours, Mrs. Parcon3, " saic her neighbor, who- had como in the back door to borrow an egg. "I have often beaten my egg so stiff you could cut it with a knife, and thon on taking my pie or pudding from the oven, found it as flat as a pancake," sho con tinued, watching Mrs. Parsons heap the snowy mass on her lemon pie. "Let me tell you a secret I learnec all by myself,'" said Mrs. Parsons, shutting the oven door upon her pie, "Do you always beat your frosting hard after adding the sugar?" "Why, I don't know. I don't be lieve I do," was the hesitating an swer. "Then there is tho whole trouble," Responded Mrs. Parsons. "That is c:' little secret I learned for myself, aa I 3aid. One is very apt after boating tho eggs light, to think nothing more is required than to stir in tho sugir. The two should be thoroughly beaton with*the egg beater and your frosting will be as thick aad light after baking as when put into the oven." "Well," declared Mrs. Martin, "?'ra glad I had to borrow this morning, after all, for this ogg is to make a frosting for a tapioca puddin?. I'll have ono that will surprise tho folks," and she quickly took her departure. Having overheard this conversation, - it occurred to me that there might be some young housekeepers who had not learned thia little secret, which we never saw in a cook book. Of course the old housekeepers can skip thu column.-Womankind. RECITES. Toast-Cut neat pieces of stale bread into squares, round or oblong shapes; dip in a batter made from n cup of milk, one beaten egg, one tea spoonful of melted butter, half a cup of sugar, half a cup of flour. See that the bread is well saturate! wit!) the batter, but not so soft ns to break. Fry brown in very hot butter ol sweet dripping, and serve with butter or a bit of jelly on each. Hashed Veal-Fut a tablespoonful of butter and ono of flour in a sauce pan. Melt without frying, then ado a small half-pint of milk. Stir until boiling. Add a large saltspoonful o: salt, a good pinch of cayenne, half c teaspoonful of onion juice. Then stir in one large cup of chopped cooked veal, 'add a pinch of nutmeg and servo on a hot dish, with u poached egg for each person. Lamb Chops-Thcso may cither be broiled or fried. If fried, tho spidci must bo hissing hot. Drop a smuL lump of butter in the pan, turning sc tho wholo fiurfaco will, be slightly greased, then put in tho chop?, cook quickly over a hot tiro till brown on both sides, remove to tho back of the stove, cover closely and let stand n minute or two. Dish up oa a hot platter and have the plates hot also. Thin Biscuits-Ouc pint flour, one wineglass milk, ono tablespoonful butter, ono egg. Beat the egg titi light, and pour it on tho flour, ?hen add the milk, auJ lastly tho butter, melted. Work it well, thou break off small pieces, the size of a marble, roll out thin as a wafer, sprinkling with dry flour as yon roll them, which will make them crisp. Prick each one with n fork aad ba?:e in a quick ova.:. SARCASM is the language of the devil, fer which reason you should re nounce it.