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THOS. 1 ADAMS. PROPRIETOR.
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.
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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.
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Appetite, Indigestion and all Dis
eases of the Stomach and Bowels. !
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J IE thc standard. It carries children over'
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. Children. It is pleasant to tho taste, (
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J A few doses will demonstrate its su-'
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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.

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