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VOL. LXI. NO. 51
Millions of men in India live, maro
and rear apparently happy children
upon an inecme which, even when the
vile works, is rarely above fifty cents
ft week._
A Chicago clerk recently threw a
book i>;jent forcibly ont of bia office,
after re using io take the man's cardin
io his employer, and was justified by
the judge before whom he was tried for
assault, who established as Chicago
law the theory that such forcible
measures in dealing with book agenta
Tero justifiable.
. Tao Boston Herald says : The lates?
agitation in English Bociety through
out Her Majesty's empire has been
caused by the sad truth that dancing is
going out of fashion. It may be said
that the terpisohoreau art is dying a
natural death, and in its last throes
now oalls upon the world to know the
?eason of its decay.
Hero is a great truth poetically ex
reseed in Profitable Advertising :
The wheels ot true love never raa
Along a rougher course
Than does the business of the man
"Who would suoceed perforce -
And sever to his aid does call
That most successful plan
Of advertising spring and fall
And ever when be can.
Spain, once a proud conqueror, has
suffered, and yet suffers discomfiture.
Once the richest country in the world,
abe is now impoverished. Once the
ruler of Amerioa from Florida to the
furthest south, she fights for the only
remnant left to her, an outlying isl
land. She sows the wind and reaps
the whirlwind. She went up like a
rocket and come down like tho stick.
Says Harper's Weekly: Pursuant
to a resolution of the last Congress,
tho Philadelphia mint is to begin ta
make experiments with new metale
and combinations of metals to deter?
mine whether any improvement cali
be made in our present copper and
Dickel coinage. It may give us alu
minn m cents in place of the copper
pieces now in uso, and possibly a new
specie? of five-cent p?***", -
tirely of nickel, or j
nickol and hr li oi coppt
i a suggestion of
at fiv?'cent piece i
that se
five per cont, niokel.
cent contains nine ty-fi vt
copper, two per cent, of
'per cent, of zino. Thc -j.,--J
ia made to it that it is hard to distin
guish by feeling between a cent and a
silve:: ten cent piece.
There are many new things in the
bicycle line offered for 1897? Every
up-to-date manufacturer will intro
duce new attachments and alleged im
provements in the details of his ma
ohino, while the freak inventor has
been more than busy with his strange
and wondrous devices. In the greut
mass of inventions there are some few
things of real val ne. The construction
of bicycles to order ie y?t in its in
fancy, but it is a growing industry,
and thousands of devices which will
never become general will be utilized
by individuals. Th 3 most radical de
parture in 1897 will be an increase in
the dimensions of pneumatio tires.
The average tires aro now from one
and a ball to one and three-quarters
inches wide. Tires in 1897 will reach
a width of two and a half inchee.
Wheels thus equipped will look awk
ward at first, but the safety itself was
ungainly in its day, when contrasted
with the high wheel. The wide tire
is safer than those now in use. It re
duces the likelihood of side slips on
damp roads, which is really the causo
of four out of five cycling occident*.
j A bombshell has been thrown into
European politics in the form of a
statement in Prince Bismarck's of
ficial paper, the Hamburger Nachrich
ten, to tho effect that within a year
site:: the organization of the Triple
Alliance he arranged a secret treaty
with Bttssia by which Germany was to
hold aloof if Russia was attacked by
Austria, and Russia was to hold aloof
if Germany was attacked by France.
The abrogation of the treaty was coin
cident with Prince Bismarck's sudden
retirement from office, and Count
Cnprivi, who succeeded him, refused
to indorse it. Alexander III, indig
nant over this, immeliatoly turned to
France, and the result was the present
Franco-Russian alliance. These gon
ai facts aro not new, at least to .the
omatic bodies, but tho publishing
m just now has created a great
stir. How serious a stir ia
from the fact that immediately
as talk of bringing the news
to trial for publishing Stato
ts. Tho Nachrichten retorted
if they pushed too hard it would
ll all that it knew, especially in con
nection with the Frinco's d?gradation
from office. Tho talk of trial ceased
immediately, and Emperor William
thought beat to write a personal lotter
to Emperor Francis Joeseph in regard
tc the matter, .assuring him of Ger
many's loyalty to Austria, and Count
Herbert Bismarck made haste to de
clare that the matter appeared without
[feta kOTrlcdj? 0/ eonsenl.
AK electric light is never ss orna
ment to a man's nose.
Visit to nn Artillery Post -From
' First Call lor ltovellle to
Lights and Taps-Tout?
of Duty.
IT SOLDIER ia the army of
jf\ Uncle Sam, be he "buck"
private or colonel of a regi
ment, is obliged to soldier
ap to the handle wherever he may bo
stationed. The daily roi.tine aa prac
ticed by the three main arms ol tho
service -artillery, cavalry and in
fan!ry-is precisely the samo in the
cbain'ot posts around New York Har
bor as it is in Fort Yuma -or in Van
couver barracks, Oregon. For each
firm, iu every po3t, the milkury day is
essentially the same from r?veille? to
taps. In one post as well as the other
the soldier has to have his ears cocked
for the calls of the trumpeter, ha? toj
do his share of fatigue duty, bas io
"hump" bis post when on guard and
has exactly the fame intervals of rest
in which to "hit his bnuk"-the pas
sive act of reclining known in the
army vernacular as "bunk fatigue."
A Washington Star reporter recent
ly spent an entire milinry day at the
barracks, under the protecting guard
ianship of the soldierly looking adju
F. Si StroDg.t The repurtet "-...
quest for. information, gained at first
hand though actual observation, as to
how soldiers soldiered. He eaw and
heard the whole grind, from first call
in the morning to "lights out" at
night. It was a revelation in human
alertness, disciplino, order and organ
First call for reveille is sounded
during autumn and winter months
just when the Eastern sky begins to
flame with orange. It is a signal to
the men sleeping in the long rows of
comfortable bunks in tho second-story
barrack rooms of the "double-decker"
quarters that they have got to get ap.
' Assembly goes within five minutes
after first call, and the men of each
battery fall in in front of their re
spective quarters and answer to their
name os oalled by tho first serg eant
who, at the conclusion of the roll
eal!, reports to the officer of the day,
who olanks along the lines, "Battery
E present or accounted tor," or "Pri
vates So and-So absent fcom reveille,"
as the case may be. If it is tho latter
case there is nn immediate investiga
tion as to what has prevented the ab
sentees from standing reveille-an
investigation which very frequently
lands the laggards in the "Clink."
While the men are yet standiag in
line the bang of tho morning sunrise
gun comes thundering over the pa
rade ground, the star? and stripes,
under the manipulation of one of the
corporals of the guard, fluttered from
the top of the flagstaff, and the mili
tary day is begun.
The men barely have time to get
their heads under the cold water spig
gotsinthe wash rooms, and to dry
themselves with crash towels before
the flitting will-o'-the-wisp of a trum
peter of the guard blares out the mess
call. It should be explained that at
Washington barracks there are bat
tery messes-that is, the batteries
have each a separate dining room and
kitchen, presided over by a permanent
cook chosen from each outfit. The
cook of each battery, together with
the two men detailed each day to
assist him-they arro known as
"kitchen police"-is uwakened every
morning about an hour before the
reveille by one of the nembers of tho
guard, in order to give him plenty of
time to prepare the battery's break
In the battery messes the men are
fed with good, substantial food, served
on white pine tables and without any
frills. The most co tr. mon breakfast
dish of the army, next to beans is a
not unappetizing compound, like Irish
ttew, briefly called "slum" by the sol
diers. The men drink two or three
big boris of good coffee without milk,
and eat several slabs of unbuttered
bread, moistened by the "slum" gravy,
and they get through the meal with
phenomenal quickness. They do not
bolt their breakfasts from preference,
but because the cook, if they appear
to linger a tulle over the meal, glares
in fron the kitchen and tells them that
"there's g}ing to be a dinner in this
shack to-day, as usua'." Thtxs ad
jured, they do not was.te muoh time in
?bowing tho cook th i backs.
Anyhow, there are duties to be per
formed immediately after breakfast.
The mattresses on the bunks and the
blankets must be rolled up and the
quarters arranged for the inspection
of the battery commander, who, in
the dejection of dirt or slovenliness,
?as e. us of tho strength of a hawk's.
Beside B, fatigue call is sounded by the
unrelenting "wind pusher" about half
au hour alter breakfast. A large por*
tion of eaoh battery reports to the
provost sergeant at fatigue c xii There
is "old guard" fatigue for men who
have como off guard on the day pre
vious, "quartermaster's" fatigue and
"commissary's" fatigue for all hands,
and there is never any lack of work in
a military post to keep the fatigue
parties busy.
Provost sergeants, who, are the
directors of military chores, liko to
stand well with their commanding
officers, and they have an unerring
instinct in picking out jobs for the
men, the successful performance of
which is likely to catch the ero of the
post commander. No chicken ooop
that needs a coat of whitewash will
escape the provost sergeant's oye, no
brush wood that needs clearing away,
no sewers to bo flushed, no coal to be
carted, so wood to be saw*d and split,
no roads to be patched, no weeds to be
picked, ?hat he does not see. For ob
vious reasons, provost sergeants aro
not popular with the "buck" privates,
the only men who do any actual work
in these fatigue parties, the non-com
missiorjed officer.-, down to the acting
"lance jaoks," only doing the direct
ing and the heavy standing around.
Immediately after breakfast the men
whose names have been read out at
retreat the previous night for a toar
of guard duty begin their elaborate
preparations for going on guard. It
is necessary that they should make
elaborate preparations, for woe betide
the soldier who mounts guard with a
pinhead of dirt, dust, rust or tarnish
on the most trilling item of his trap
pings. As guard duty is the-most im
portant duty of the soldier, he is
expected to get ready for each tour of
it with about tho same amount of care
and attention to detail that be might
be supposed to exert in preparing for
his wedding.
From the crown of his forage oap to
the soles of his "Government
straight" shoes, he has got to look as
if he had just sprung from a bandbox
or elso bo "turned down" by the in
specting adjutant by being displaced
by one of tho supernumaries of the
guard, a number of whom ara always
mounted with the regular guard de
tail for just such cases. It is exceed
ingly rare, however, that the super
numaries are called upon, for it is a
matter of pride with the mea to go on
tho buckle BUIUIUA ....
deaning that they labor over, for the
adjutant, in mounting the new guard,
selects the "cleanest" man-that is,
the soldier whose uniform fits him
best, and whose accouterments aro of
the most dazzling glisten-to act as
orderly tor the commanding, officer.
The orderly for the commanding of
ficer simply follows that dignified gen
tleman around during office hours,
and does not, liko the other men of
the guard, have to walk his "two hours
on and fonr o5" post during the weary
length of twenty-four honrp. He gets
the night in his bunk. The struggle
for the prize of orderly is a fierce con
test between the men known as "or
derly buckers," on account of tho
frantic desperation with which they
begin days in advance of going cu
guard to clean up in order to capturo
the plum. Each battery has one or
two conspicuously successful "orderly
buckers," and when ono of these goes
upon gaard, pitted against the "buck
ers" of the other batteries, all hands
take a tremendous interest in the out
come of the battle of cleanliness, and,
around pay days, bets are often mide
as to who is to bo the winner.
The whole battery will often help
to "work up" the kit-belt, cartridge
box and rifle-of the "orderly buck
er" in whom it takes the most pride,
and when, after all these voluntary
efiorts, their man loses, the adjutant
is pronounced "partial"and "unfair."
The adjutant is himself often at a loss
as to which man o' the guard to pick
for orderly, for it occasionally hap
pens that several men are equally well
gotten up. In such cases, these few
best men are drilled for the prize. If
this, manner of selection only narrows
tho thing down to two men. who de
dine to obey wrong "trick" com
mands given by the adjutant in drill
ing them, and are both equally profi
cient in the manual of arms, then the
two draw straws for the orderly's
Meanwhile, by the timo the guard
has been mounted, recall from fatigue
is sounded, in order to give the men
of the working parties time to shift
their uniforms for drill with their re
spective batteries.
It is a laborious drill that calls for
the donning of the brown canvas
fatigue uniforms. There are also
separate days for "instrumentation,"
learning the uses of the numerous in
struments employed in range-finding,
"charting," gauging the strength of
the wind and the density of the at
mosphere, etc A eoldier must possess
a well-developed scientific tempera
ment, in order to enter understand
ingly into "instrument drill.*
"Cordage drill" is another bete noir
of artillerymen. Here is where the
soldier who has been to sea either as a
marino or a bluejacket gets in his
strong work.
"Cordage drill" is for the purpose
of teaohing the men proficiency in the
ticing of the innumerable knots used
in the moving of pieces of heavy and
siege ordnance. It looks simple
enough to see another man tie a "tim
ber hitch," a "figure-of-eight knot," a
"sheep's shank" or a "grainy," butit
is not easy by a whole lot. The sol
dier who has had experience as s
"deep water man," however, regards
it as child'? play. All of the soldiers
of the heavy batteries are given an ex
amination every year wi to their
mastery of ttose various drills, and,
for respective degrees cf proficiency,
?re given first, second and third gun
ners' medals, not unlike those worn
bj the "distinguished marksmen" of
the infantry.
The heavy artilleryman has to mas
ter more different kinds of drill than
tho soldiers of any other urta of the
service. Besides the drill oa the big
guns he most bo quite as proficient in
infantry taotios as the "doughboy.'"
He carries the same rifle and is re
quired to learn the same evolutions as
tho iofantryman, in order to prepare
himself for field and riot eervioo at
any time. There is any amount of
battery and battalion drill ia infantry
movements at the barracks. Then there
are certain days set aside i'or drilling
in the hated "mechanical maneuvers,"
which consists in the mounting and
dismounting the heavy old guns by
means of bydr uilio jacks, "gins," gar
rison slings and other appliances.
The light battery at thB barracks,
like light batteries everywhere, with
their "Napoleon" brass pieses bf ord
nance, hauled by horses, has a dis
tinct drill of its own, not unlike that
of the cavalry, and nearly all of the
post calls for tho light battery are
diff?rent; from those to which the
heavy batteries respond. It vrculd re
quire a separate chapter to trea : of the
superbly organized light artillery of
the United States army-indubitably
the best in the world.
Becall from drill is blared out in
timo 13 give the men a chauoe to clean
up foi* dinner. Dinner mess call is
sounded at noon. After dinner the
"one soldier, one bunk" idea predom
inates. Except the men comprising
the ail er noon fatigue parties, a id the
few detailed from eaoh battery Uo bind
the red orosses upon their arms and
take part ia the hospital oorps" drill,
under the direotionof one of the army
surgeons or a hospital steward, ail
hands are permitted to indulge after
dinner in a general loaf. The banjo
ists, tho violinists, the guitarists and
the mandolinists get out their instru
ments. Many of them play weil.
Nearly all of the soldiers sing well.
Sweetly, pathetically, humorously
and martially the majority of them
take part in this midday musicale. In
every outfit there are always two or
three jig dancers of emiuonoe. These
are dragged to the centoi of the quar
ters to contribute their little act to
the entertainment. Tho fun of this
kind is a good deal more hilarious
than ordinarily, a few days after pay
day, wheo the canteen becomes for a
time a veritable mint. About a week
after pay day the quarters began to
take on a gloomy atmosphere, and
there is a general complaint of
A good many of the soldiers devote
"aS^-^e portion of their afternoons to
letter writing. American soldiers are
J ?re
a close about * o'clock in tue aiter
noon, when the men of the batteries
begin to prepare for dress parade.
Tho men have to jump into their fnll
dress clothes for this evening parade
and look their best. The inspiration
of the band's music as they march in
review gives au additional squareness
to their shoulders and a dragoonish
swing to their movements. American
soldiers are good to look upon. They
must bo perfect men physically to get
into the service at all, and as recruits
thoy are given much athletic training.
During the autumn and winter, first
call for retreat is sounded during the
progress of dress parade, and assembly
for retreat ?oes at tho conclusion of
the march in review. Then the men
answer to their names for the last
time of the military day, the echoes
of the evening gun reverberate
through tho post, tho colors, while
the band solemnly plays "The Star
Spangled Banner," are struck, and the
men of each battery are marched to
their quarters and dismissed, to re
sume their everyday uniforms for
There is nothing in the way of duty
to be performed by tho soldiers after
supp er. If their names are not on the
"black list," such of them as wish to
visit the city may discard their uni
forms, don mufti, or civiliau dress,
and go-having handed in their nctn?"
for leave to the "top," or first ser
geant, during the afternoon. There
is a fine post library for the readers.
Then, there is always the canteen. It
is not neglected. The card and checker
players are numerous in the quarters
during the long, cool evenings.
At 9.30 tho flourish of the tr?umet
er's tattoo warns the men to prepare
for bed, for tho lights go out ten min
utes later. When tho blast is given
for thc extinguishing of the lights
there must be perfect silence in the
quarters. Those of the soldiers whose
consciences are good are sound asleep
by the time the sorrowful taps, the
last call ot the military day,, is wailed
by the "wind pusher." Th? deep sil
ence of the post is thou, unbroken for
tho remainder of tho night, except for
the hourly calls of the sentries on
guard-"Number five 12 o'clock, and
all-l-l's well-1"-that tell of tile eternal
vigilance of tho toldier.
Schoolmaster-"Ten cents one
dime ; now go on. What do ten dimes
make':" Boy-"They make oue very
glad these times."-Boston Traveler,
Modish Bisque In Which a New
Color Scheme is Exquisitely
Blended-Simple and
Stylish Waists.
?N tho f rat large eng.aving a mod
ish basque is delineated, intro
ducing a dainty color scheme EO
exquisitely blended as to be pro
nounced aa fait. The materials select
ed, writes May MantoD, are a hand
some novelty, the ground, gray, while
tho stripe fhows gray and green with
the meiert thread of yellow inter
woven.' The revers are of velvet in a
shade known as forest green, and the
fall yest, deep girdle and collar are
fashioned io canary-colored silk, one
of the most popular colors of the sea
son. Tho free edges of the basque, are
decorated with sequins. The wrists
are completed by a deep frill of dainty
lace. The basque, of becoming length,
ate fnlneue, are made over coat nuea
linings with the lower portions titting
Bcugly to the arm, after the prevailing
fashion. The neck has a close standing
band and stock of ribbon. The model
is adapted to all seasonable fabrics,
moluding silk, satin, velvet, novelty,
etc. Made up in costly fabrics it may
be worn on full dress occasions or may
do service as a theatre waist.
To mako this basquo for a lady in
tho medium size will require two and
three-fourths yards of forty-four-inch
wide material.
Hussar blue mohair made the simple
aud stylish waist delineated in the
second large illustration and described
by May Manton, Tho collar, cuffs,
plastron and the wide revers being of
ivory w.?ite satin faced doth, trimmed
with galloon in black and gold. The
waist is arranged over smooth linings
fitted by single bust darts and closes
in the centre front. The front droops
slightly over the belt in blouse style,
rolling baok in graduated revers to
ahow the plastron vest of contrasting
material. The seamless back is smooth
across the shoulders, with the addi
tional fulness drawn well to the con
ti e at the waist line. The fashionable
sleeves are provided with full short
pufla and aro completed at the wrists
by ronna flaring cuffs. The close
fitting collar of white cloth is decor
ated to match the vest and revers, and
closes on the left side. A belt of tho
material encircle* tho waist, which
may be substituted, however, for any
one of the pretty leather or metal
belts now in vogue. Waists of this
style are extremely becoming to
youthful figures, and may bo devel
oped prettily in soft woolens or silk.
When made of serviceable materials,
?.Mich as seree, carnell hair, cheviot,
etc., velvet can bo used in combina?
tion with stylish effect. No better
design can be suggested for every day
or school wear.
To make this waist fer a miss in, the
medium size, it will reqdire ' two and
one-half yards of forty*four?inch wide
material. ?
? stylish hat is made of black vel
vet. It has a sailor ?crown and a flat
brim which is slightly peaked np at
one side. The trimming is of puffs and
plaiting's of long pile plush. A large
cluster of forget-me-nots is mingled
with the loops of the trimming, and a
smaller cluster is attached to the un
der side of the brim close to the hair.
A stylish bonnet is made of velvet
closely shirred over a frame and left
with a projecting edge, upon whioh is
gathered a frill of fancy velvet ribbon
in contrasting color. The trimming
is of rosettes of velvet with bird of
paradise feathers. A wide brimmed
hat has tho edge covered with beaver.
The brim is wider in the front than at
the back, where it is rolled up against
the crown. The trimming is of loops
of "t\r.-f oiffht or nine ostrich
The engagement ring, which is al
most a fao eimile of the one worn by
the modern gin's great-grandmother,
is, as the illustration shows, really
three rings in one.
Three slender bands must encircle
the finger of the engaged maiden. Ard
each band is studded with jewels of a
different sort.
The middle band is set with dia
monds, which should bo small but
perfcot gem-, uniform in size. Tbs
lower band must be set with the gin's
own birthstone and the upper ono wit i
the birthstone of her fiance.
That is to say, if she chanced to ba
born in February and the other ia
October, the diamond would be sur
rounded by opals and amethysts.
Zouaves and boleros of every kind
and shape aro still a conspicuous part
of tho bodice?, but tho handkerchief
sonave is perhaps tho most unusual
(?lyle. Tho material is draped in the de?
eire 1 form in r-ome indescribable man
ner to givo th3 soft, full effect, and
Persian silk is especially rretty for
this purpose, and may form butterfly
puffs at the top of the sleeves
The gloves that oujoy the highest
favor have only ono button apiece iu
theso days, and even thu make* tha u
almost too long for t he sleeve th lt
must fall to the knuckles.
ft Ll? s In Wait for Flies and Other
Here's the picture o? a rogue of a
plant that lies in wait like a highway
:robbor for unwary flies and other in
sects and when they appear it swallows
them up and their friends never hear
of them again. It has been given the
botanical name of sarracenia, but it is
commonly called the pitcher plant,
from the fact that its leaves are roiled
into the form of pitchers, ia which
many a poor fly is caught. The flies
are attracted to the plant by a sweet
liquid which it gives off, and in their
greediness they go a little too far and
aro killed. Botanists do not know ex
actly why tho plant should wish a din
ner of flies, but there must be some
good reason for it, else its pitchers
would not bo so attractive. By ex
periment they have found that the
plant will livo juat as well where tho
flies cannot get at it at all. So all the
evidence would indicate that it is just
a rogue, killing flies because it really
enjoys the sport.
The Colossal Recumbent Kock Fig
ure on I'Jaster Island.
The accompanying picture is from a
feet across tho back and pix feet
through the body, its computed weight
amounting to 23S,?00 tons. The usual
height of theso wondernil busts is
about twenty feet, having a'weight of
seventy-six tons each, by far the feat
er portion beiog about this t
th sse huge masses of stone were not
univ moved considerable distances
?rum the still existing quarries where
they were sculptured, but were placed
in an upright position on vast plat
forms oe stone prepared for their re
ception, and were finally decorated by
haviug the hage cylinder* of stoue
placed on their beads, thc whole in
dicating a tturt>r!sing eugineering
kiowie Ige and skill, recalling that ex
hibited by the uucieut Peruvians in
their mighty nudertakinga. Tho
origin of these interesting antiquities
is nnkuown.-Philadelphia Record.
The Pinn Uobiu.
Here is a story of an orthodox robin.
Some time ago I attended morning
service in Ely Cathedral, where, dnr
ing the prayer*, a robin kept flitting
about the building, joining occasion
ally in tho service with a mo ?est
"chirrup." When the clergyman as
cended the pulpit and began to speak,
the robin deliberately perched himself
on one of the pinnacles of the chancel
screen, quite close to tho orator, and
the loader did the robin nog, ranch to
the amusement of tho congregation.
" have no recollection of what tho ser
nou was about, but tuo robin's sing
n<r made a deep impression upon me.
-London Telegraph.
Wallpapering by Machinery.
Paper can now bc hun ; by machin
ery. The device has a ro I o a wlrcb a
roll of paper is placed, au I a pasto
reservoir with a feeder place I 6o as to
engage the wrong side of thc paper.
The end of the paper is fastened to the
bottom of tho wall au I tho machine
started up thewa'i, being held in place
by the operator. A roller follows the
paper ns it unwinds and presses it
ngainst the wall. Wheo tho lop of the
wall is reached the operator pulls n
string, which cuts thc paper oh' lrom
thc roll.
Presence cf .Mind.
Irate Father-"Didn't I tell youno!
to go skating?"
Quick-witted Bon-"?tay wher?
you be. Pop. The ice is awful thin."
The Best
1 For Flatulent Colic, Diarrhoea, Dysen
tery. Nausea, Coughs, Cholera In
fantum, Teething Callaren, Cholera <
Horbas, Unnatural Drains ?rom^
the Bowels, fains, Chiping, Loss of.
Appetite, Indigestion and all Dis
eases of tho Stomach aaa Bowels..
Is the standard. It carries children over'
the critical period of teething. aod(
? is recommended by physicians as,
5 the friend of Mothers, Adults and'
O Children. It is pleasant to the tasto, (
end never fails to give satisfaction..
A few doses will demonstrate its su
perlative virtues. Price, 25 eta. pei l
A bottle. For aale by druggists.
Horseradish sance is invariably
served in Germany with all forms of
beef, either broiled, roasted or boiled.
To make it boil grated horseradish m
gravy or plain water, beat ap the yolks
of one or two eggs with half a pint of
cream and some tarragon v;negar;
stir into . the horseradish. Let the
whole remain on the fire a few min
utes, stirring all the time, and before
it comes to a boil serve in a sauceboat.
-Pittsburg Dispatch.
While napkin rings are now gen or
ally banished from the home
table, some persons do not want
sneh handsome articles to lie forgot
ten in some dark doset, and they
have conceived the idea of converting
them into receptados for salt. By
covering one end with a piece of sil
ver, and patting on three tiny feet the
discarded ring is transformed into a
pretty little dish. If a ring is very
?vide it may be cat ia halves and two
dishes made from it.
? careful housewife caa keep fur
nishings and seasonings always at hand
by having a little window garden ia
her kitchen, and she needs nothing
more elaborate than old cans and
boxes to hold her plants, providing
she pats a good deep layer of pebbles
in the bottom to provide some sort; of
drainage. Here she can grow parsley ;
chives-which are finer in flavor than
onions; tapragon-which is a deli
cious flavoring for vinegar for salads,
thyme, sorrel, mint and whatever fine
herbs lind most favor in her boase*
bold.-American Farmer.
t? ??uuT comfortable bath room. A
cork or rubber mat should be kept ia
every bath room. Woolen mats are
useless ; they absorb the moisture and
beco-ue unhygienic, A place should bo
found on the wall for a mirror-'-a plain
one with a black frame will ac'swer the
parp?se admirably; tho lon/er it is
the better, and it should be - placed
where there in a good light. T\.?o wiro
trays should also be fastened tr? the
wall beside the bath, and low enough
to ba within easy roach of the personS
using it. These are to hold tho sponge
sad dannel and soap when not in use
during the bath. Also shelves should
be made and placed upon the wails of
every bath room; these may be of
plain deal, enameled any color that is
liked. Upon them may be placed cold
cream, shaving soap, a bottle ol'am
monia, pnmice stone and all the little
accessorios used in the toilet. P.enty
ot soap should always be providoci and
towels in abundance, and with all
thete little comforts tho daily bath
will be indeed an unmixed pleasure.
London Morning.
Delioioue Sweet Potato Croquettes
Take oold boiled sweet potatoes, put
through a fruit press or sieve, form
into cakes, dip in egg and roll in
cracker crumbs ; fry in deep fat.
Aunt Lydia's Giogerbroad-Add to
one well beaten egg one cap of molas
ses, one cap of Hour, one teaspoonful
each of salt, ginger and eoda, and one
half cap of boiling water. Bake in a
shallow pan.
Apple Cream-Core largo tart ap
ples, fill holes with sugar and bake.
Into a pint of boiling milk stir half a
cup of sugar and the beaten yelk of
one egg ; when cold, flavor with va
nilla and pour over apples.
Steamed Graham Bread-One cup
Indian meal, one graham flour, one
soar milk, oae warm water and one
half oap of molasses; add one tea
spoon soda and salt to taste. Steam
three hours and then dry io oven.
For Chocolate Pie-Scald ono and
one-half pints milk, add one-half cup
of sugar, one white and t?vo yelks of
eggs, and tablespoon corn starch, two
dessert spoons of floor, one tablespoon
grated chocolate. Flavor with vanilla.
An Original and Improved Way to
Cook Squash-Cat a hubbard squash
into pieces of a size suitable to serve
one person and place ia kettle, skia
side up. Pour over it a cup of brown
sugar and enough water to partly cov
er. Cook slowly until the water is ab
Boast Grouse-Take a brace of care
fully picked and deaned grouse. Tie
a piece of raw fat bacon over their
breasts and then wrap them ap ia a
piece of battered paper. Ronst them
ia front of a brisk fire for about half
au hour. For the last ten minutes
remove the bacon and paper. Kee),
them frequently basted with a little
butter all the time. Toast two neat
slices of bread, place them on a wide
gridiron under the bird* for tho last
ten minutes to catch the dripping
gravy. Lay these on a hot dish with
the birds on them. Put heaps cf fried
crumbs around the dish. Sene with
;ravj and bread sauce.
Statisticians agree that tho popula
tion of the world averages 103 women
to every man.

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