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"RING OUT, RING IN.
ING out, wild bell
to the wild sky.
The flying eioud, J
the frosty light;
The year is dying-
in the night
RIngout, wildbeUa,
and let him die.
(. Z
aJA a9? &3 Rins out the d.
. .J -y ring in the new
Ring, happy bells, across the snow,
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
King oat the grief that saps the mind,
For those that here we see no more;
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.
Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life.
With sweeter manners, purer laws.
Ring oat the want, the caro, the sin.
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out, my mournful rhyme;?.
But nng the fuller minsV-cl in.
Ring out false pride in place and blood,
The chic slander arj the spite;
Ring in the love of ruth and right,
Ring in the common lore of good.
Ring out old shape 3 0f foul disease.
Ring out the na rowing Inst of gold;
Ring out the V iousand wars of old,
Ring in the the asand years of peace.
Ring in the vr jant man and free,
The larger hcart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out ue darkness of the land
Rtg m tb j Christ that is to be.
Tennyson.
A B'OLIDAY KOJIANCE.
How" tho Handsome Blonde Young
lan Kept New Year's Day.
HEY boarded in
tho same house.
She was a spark
1 i n g brunette,
with a plump,
shapely figure,
rose-bud lips
and doop-rcd
cheeks. Her
raven locks fell
in pretty clus
ters over her
noble forehead,
and wero gath
ered into a mass
ive coil, artist
ically braided,
in her neck. Her
deep, glorious
eyes wero ro
splendemt with a warm light, and had,
in their half-shy expression, a charm
which fascinated for weal or woo. Sho
wis endeavoring to enjoy her dinner,
but was nervous and restless.
He was a blondo, with a quantity of
mustache and whiskers close cut. lie
sat at a table opposite the charming
brunette, and, do what ho might, he
cpuld not avoid gazing at her. Every
tyso minutes their eyes mot, at which
sho regularly blushed, fidgeted and
frowned, and ho inwardly blessed tho
good fortune which had placed him op
posite such a revelation of loveliness.
Thoy wero, ore long, introduced; but
their acquaintance soemed not to pros
per. One thing and another occurred
to separate rather than unite them. She
had other friends and needed him not;
lie was busv and cared not for her.
In this way tho fall slipped by, and
an occasional nod in the morning or
evening, never at both times, a fow
words extremely commonplace as thoy
met on the stairs, a merely polite bow
upon he street was all their communi
cation. As has boon said, she seemed nervous
at tho table, undoubtedly disliked to
havo every mouthful of food carefully
.scrutinized before she enjoyed its flavor
possibly tho ordeal destroyed tho
flavor. At all events sho suddenly
Ranged her seat, presenting a most
cnariming and unbroken view of her
back to the careful attention of her ad
mirer. Unquestionably she thought
this wenld entirely discomfort him and
forco him to capitulate, in just what
manner she did not know.
But, strange to relate, he survived
this rebuff. He lived along as before,
weighed as heavily, ate as heartily and
slept at night as sorenely. In fact he
rather enjoyed tho occasional views of
her prelle, perhaps, as much as her full
THIS STOOD OX THE BUREAU.
lace. But it must bo confessed that ho
noticed tho pointed cut and laid it away
among his keepsakes for he had many
such to gladden his lonely hours.
Thus tho early winter passed, and she
could not help but think now and then
-of this innocent young man sho had so
cruelly ignored. In fact, as is often the
case if wo endeavor to put a thought
from us, ho camo ever more often to her
"inind. Her many admirers seemed less
attractive; their compliments were hack
neyed, heartless; she longed for a new
-voice, an unexpected remark, a new con
quest And feeling that way it was
-perfectly natural that sho should think
of tho blonde young man, who patiently
smiled at the back of her head during
dinner. Ah! how sho longed to resume
.her old seat! How sho longed to undo
m y u- n
SB
SUP
II that her foolish sencaeaoss hwi
darnel She even laid awake xifhts pla
nine to bring about the proper result
J and yet preserve her dignity for she
wouia pan wita aer uie more imnij
.than with her digmSty.
And all this time he, too gave- Btany
thoughts to tho sweet brunette;- aof sen
timental thoughts, not romantic
though ts. not particularly interesting
thoughts,- but very ordinary musingsy as
he admired over and over again the
taste with which her back hair was ar
ranged; th superb fit of her tailor-made
dress; the round plumpness of her arm;
the soft whiteness of ber hand.
Gossips will circulate in a bearding;
house mysteriously, to be sore, but
-still it goes. And one day while she
was in her little room his room-was at
the opposite end of the hall she over-
heard two of the servants discussing j
certain photographs. She learned they
were in his room. She also learned
that they were photographs of ladies.
Now, the dominant characteristic of the
feminine mind is curiosity. Sorry to
say so, but it is true. Some will go to
almost any length to appease it. And
many a woman has brought trouble on
herself and friends to gratify it And
our little heroine was plentifully sup
plied with this valuable article.
"Can he have another girl?" she asked
herself; then quickly answered it: "Of
course ho has. But perhaps ho is-on-gaged!
Think of it engaged! Is such
a thing possible?"
And fully impressed with tho horror
of tho thought, sho flung her door open.
There was no one in tho hall; the door
of his room was open, for it was the day
after Christmas and he was out of town
gone to see that other perhaps. Her
mother was out no ehanco of detection
from that quarter. She remembered
that the occupants of the other room
were also away for Christmas no one to
discover her there. Surely tho coast was
clear. Yes, she saw it, and with a rapid
step walked boldly into his room. Ah!
how sho flushed at her own pretty, face
in his mirror a dainty hand-painted
thing doubtless tho gift of tliat other
But what other? Sho looked around and
saw, not one feminine face, as she ex
pected, but many. But there was one
which seemed to have the most promi
nence. This stood on tne uureau, ana
she bent over to examine it closely.
The upper drawer of tho bureau was
open a littlo way all elso was- in good
order. Sho had been studying the pho
tograph, perhaps a minute, raptly and
critically, whon sho was horrified by
hearing the front door in the-ball below
open and shut heavily and a rapid step
come hurrying up the stairs. She turned
palo with fright, for she recognized has
quiok step, and never had it seemed so
dangerously quick nevor had sho ex
perienced such a sensation of perfect
dismay. Not pausing loiiger, she turned
abruptly to hazard a run into her own
room, for he had climbed but one flight
of stairs thoro was yet time.
At her bosom she wore a dainty glove-
buttoner of oxidized silver a pretty
UK PAUSED ABRUPTLY UPOX TDK
THRESHOLD.
thing, tho gift of a doar friend. It had
become dislodged from its resting-place
as sho sat reading in her own room,
and when tho thought of those photo
graphs camo to her sho roso so sud
denly that she still further loosened it;
whilo bending over the picturo on his
buroau it hunsr by just tho slightest
thread, and when she turned quickly
to fly it fell into the partly-open drawer.
Sho heard tho noiso as it foil, but could
not pause to find it at so critical a mo
ment. When she entered tho room his
room sho easily dodged around a chair,
which was placed a little awkwardly in
tho center of the room; but in her
eagerness to escapo she thought not of
that obstruction, but rushed into it,
overturned tho chair, which fell with a
crash, and, humbled most piteously, she
sprawled full length upon tho floor, a
dozen hair-pins flying in all directions.
Alas! for her lordly dignity!
Just at this juncturo he, a little
wearied with tho climb, reached tho
upper hall and swiftly approached his
room. It would be utterly falso to say
that he was not surprised. It would be
equally false to say that he was liter
ally thunder-struck. He paused ab
ruptly upon tho threshold as if spell
bound. His valise and umbrella fell to
the floor, and he swayed back and forth
until ho was forced to grasp tho casing
of tho door-way lest he, too, might fall.
This weakness, of course, lasted but a
moment, and as he realized the situa
tion, as he saw the chair upon its back,
the proud girl motionless upon the floor,
her aid for hair dressing scattered about
in profusion, a faint smile lit his face
surely this was pardonable.
The next moment, however, his ex
pression changed, for she remained so
quiet that he feared she might bo danger
ously hurt So ho bent over her, lifted
her gently to her feet, and sought to as
sure her that no harm was done.
Good health is a blessing. A robust
constitution is more to be prizea than a
mint of money. But for once in her life
she longed to be a delicate, sensitive
creature, able to swoon at tho shortest
notice. For would it not have been bliss
ful to be unconscious at that trying
moment? Her hands were bruised,
likowise her face, arms and many parts
of her body, for sho fell heavily; but,
alas! her blood came and went as usual,
and her mind was perfectly cloar.
His
arms were aoov ber? his land weiw
wiping the Mood from her fare a fcttlw
scratea received from the comer of the
ekafe; his voice- was speaking polite- and
comforting, and' it even seemed affec-;
monate- words; But still she sobbed, ber
Heart nearly breken.- ,
He inwardly thanked; God for this-ojH-port
unity, but was- a kind-hearted mas
after all, andashe-apprcsiatcd heusitua
tien he gently drewhertoward the hall.-
I I will go go by myself " she
stammered, as shs- reached the thresh
old..
"Very well,' he- answered. "2 hope
you are not seriously, hurt."
After which he withdrew his support
ing arm, and sho would have fled pre
cipitately. But when'her whole weight
came upon her shocked muscles they, re
fused to give her their accustomed aid,
and she -staggered so helplessly that' ho
at onco- camo to her relief. A few mo-
I ments litter sho was reclining in a large
tchair inher own pre ttyi room and he was
.-standing in the ccnter-of . his, wondering
how she-happened to be where he found
her.
It would be wrong t saj that ho -arrived
at the proper solution of tho prob
lem at once; for, although his wits
were fairly sharp and. the correct
thought oame to his mind, still he was
not so conceited as to believo it at ilrst
He collected the hairpins and a dainty,
lace-trimined handkerchief and placed
them carefully in oae corner of the
bureau drawer before mentioned. As he
was about to turn away his eye fell
upon- the- glove-buttoaer, and with an
inward laugh and a sentimental twinge
at his heart he gazed raptly at itand
then, with a sigh which may have
meant very much, put it with tho other
spoils and dropped into-his. great chair
to-think.
Several days flew swiftly by t tho
busy, workers of this bustling city, but
thoy, hung very heavily upon the hands
of two fated mortals. He resumed his
seat as usual at tho table, but sho camo
not Day after day weak by and she
was not seen; and his: heart beat more
wildly as he surveyed: her vacant;chair,
knowing so well the-oause of its- aban
donment. Her mother seemed in no
way changed towards him, and her
friends- seemed not to be a war of the
semarhable coincidence.
Sunday came, and; he felt sure that
she would then shew herself, but he was
disappointed. Sunday evening after
church be was sor much worried and i
troubled that ho summoned sho neces
sary courage and asked her mother if
Miss was seriously ill. And this.
washer answer:.
"Yes; we are greatly weswied aboui.
her. Sho sleeps, not at all or only ia.
fitful naps. She eats almost nothing..
She has a high fever, and really we aro
much alarmed. Tho strangest part is
that wo can not account Sor it in aay
way."
Hearing this, it is not strange that he
found litlo sleep Sunday night. He b&w
that her pride and shame wero killing
her. Ho knew not why, but his own
heart was filled with -very peculiar sen
sations, and do what he might he eouid
not think consecutively of any thing or
anyono but her.
This state of affairs continued, until
New Year's morning at about half-past
eleven o'clock. She, for the first time, left
her little room and quickly entered her
mother's. His door was open a littlo
way, and he caught a glimpse of her
dress tho same sho had worn a week
ago when ho so surprisingly found her.
He was at that moment examining for
tho hundredth time her belongings he
had carefully put away. And as he saw
her enter her mother's room a thought
came to him or, rather, courage camo
to him sufficient to carry out the bid
ding of a thought he had cherished for
many days.
ne stopped not to considor for foar his
heart might grow faint, but quickly
wrote a few words on his card and tied
the hairpins, clovo buttoner and hand
kerchief with it into a neat package.
Then tremblingly he sought the mother's
bedroom door. Tho honored lady re
sponded to his knock, and with a very
flushed faco ho stammered:
"Pardon I think 1 should say this
or these belong to your daughter."
After which ho made a very shame
faced retreat A few moments the good
woman stared in blank amazement at
the packago she held, but she had not
long to meditate thus. Tho daughter,
who was reclining on a sofa in a most
exhausted manner, suddenly received
new strength as sho heard his voice, and
springing to her feet, she pulled her
mother into tho room, toro tho packago
from her and burst its cord in almost
breathless haste. Tho mother was by
this time thoroughly amazed, and sank
into a chair, not really knowing what
next to expect
The daughter read the few words upon
tho card at least a dozen times. Tears
came to her eyes; her bosom heaved
with mighty sobs, and she buried her
faco in the cushions of the sofa.
Alarmed at this tho mother went to
her child, and when she becamo more
calm she laid her beautiful head upon
her mother's lap and told her every
thing. Then she seized a piece of paper,
wrote also a few words, tied it in with
tho relics if they may be so called
and induced her mother to return it to
the room at the end of the hall.
This done, the mothor entered -the
daughter's room, and the heart-stricken
young man almost flew into tho larger
room, where he again met that most be
witching brunette.
And now my tale is done. It were not
proper or fair to tell what words, what
sighs, what promises wero exchanged
that New Year morning. Suffico it to
say that with the old year died all their
differences, all their causes for sorrow,
and with the New Year came love, peace
and joy. This is but a silly love story,
I hear the reader remark, and yet are
there not many groundless or foolish
misunderstandings between those who
should be friends or lovers which by a
slight effort can be put away in the
grave of the old year? Let this New
Year smilo on all and frown on none.
F. W. Pearson.
Equal parts of ammonia and turpen
tine form an excellent washing fluid.
Put two snoonfuls into the water in
I which the clothes are boiled.
TEE HUMAN APPETITE.
It Can Be Satisfied in the
City of Chicago.
rots Ittfw Xoatt-Bewk Are la
BMIr U Fttteea-CeBfc Hash-Hesse
A Stady of Walter ao4 Their
Peculiar Way
Special CbJaago Correspondence.
lb; Chicago, as else wherey. man can not
live without dining, and the-only differ
ence between the'simon-paro Chicagoan
and other specimens of American man
kind in this respect is that- tho Michi
gan take breezes- have the effect of
creating an appetite which would put to
ahameiihe dweller in any other part of
the country. Takoehim alK in all, tho
overage-Chicago man lives to eat, and
ttieaverago Chicago 'womamkeeps him
csmpasry.
This- will, perhajpi explain the existence-
of the thousands st restau
rants and eating-houses-
whose
prosperity seems
s o inexplicable
to strangers who
visit the Garden
City for the first
time. Each
street corner
hero, thoy o b -
serve,, has its sa
loon, with a drug
store across the
way and a restau
rant in tho mid
dle of tho block.
This & natural.
Tho pure ozone
from the lake
creates an appe-
HEAD WAITER. titO f OT BUbstan-
tiil eatables, tho Birrry and worry of
business lif o make se brisk demand for
drinkables, and tho subsequent over
leaded, condition oft tho stomach com
pels a -visit to tho- nearest pill shop.
"Tho great Chicago trinity saloon,
crug store ana restaurant, a wiso man J
from the East once upon a. timo called:
tho combination, and, to tell tho truths
ho was. not far from summing the whole
tiling up correctly.
Saloons and drug stoses aro very;
much xliko wherover ona- may go, and
it would be a wasto of words to speak
about them, but a description of what
Chicago offers in tho way of eating
houses will throw some light on a mat
ter ia which every body- iis. interested!.
First of all, then, Chicago has restau
rants for all classes and conditions-, of
human beings.. Restaurants for the
rich, restaurants for the poor, restau
rants for women, restaurants fo2- ne
groes, restaurants for- Germans, restau
rants for Frenchmen restaurairts. for
rat-and-rice - oating heathens, lunch
counters fo? busy clerks and sating
halls for tramps and other impecunious
individuals..
Thcro ace, for instance gorgeous
dining halls for the representatives of
the four hundred who may desire to
dine outside of their clubs, where a
piece of sirloin steak costs a dollar and
a look at tho head waiter adds a quar
ter to the bill, where garcens in full
dress flit hither and thither with noise
less tread, where finger-bcjarls aro in
every-day use and whera even the
fashionable mouth-bowl is not u
stranger.
What on earth is a month-bowl, yon
ask. Why, tho mouth-bowl is a Russian
institution; a square or round glass
bowl with a pret
ty littlo glass in
sido; the wholo
being served on
a glas3 dish to
gether with a
fino linen doily
of diminutive
sizo. After the
finger-bowl has
boon passed, the
garcon makes his
.appearance with
tho mouth-bowl.
With as much
grace as you can.
command you re
move the glas3
from the bowl,
pass tho p o r
f umed w a t o r
through your
mouth and un- "white waiteb.
ostentatiously deposit it in the bowl.
Then you tako tho doily, wipo your
mouth, put tho glass back into tho bowl,
wipo your fingors and tho task is dono.
As I said, this and an unlimited number
of other luxuries you can enjoy, pro
vided you are willing to pay two or
throo dollars for a thirty-fivo-cent meal.
If you do not care to pay a week's sal
ary for a day's board you can go to any
ono of the two hundred or more restau
rants whero a good meal can be obtained
for thirty-fivo or fifty cents. In theso
places you will not find many of tho ap
pointments of fashionable life, but you
will be thrown with tho representatives
of tho groat middle class of Chicago,
men and women who prefer a good roast
or a choice chop to costly bricebrac in
tho way of cut glass and solid silver.
Instead of being waited on by gentle
men in full dress, guests are served by
clean-looking Africans armed with nap
kin and towel, which implements of
their profession, I am sorry to say, as
sume a hue resembling that of their
manipulators before the dinner rush is
half over. As restaurants go, these es
tablishments aro very satisfactory, how
ever, and entitled to the custom of
sensible people.
Natives or visitors fond of German
Cooking have tLs choice of half a dozen
or more places where "buck wurst mit
sauer-kraut" is served with the same
regularity as aro pork and beans in the
Yankee boarding-house. Swiss cheese
and even the aromatic Limburger can
be washed down with a delicious cup of
coffeo or chocolate, for, strange as it
may-c in. in none of tho German restau
rants of tho better class can beer or other
intoxicating liquors be obtained. Tho
cooking is Teutonic from tho soup down
to the Kaiser pudding, and buxom Ger
man lassies with an amplitude of bustle
carry your order from the dining-room to
the kitchen.
Mftr
.JLMt
The Keseaaramts jmneaise. o tfe
ether handv employ fine-looking awle-
waiters, who
lew with cen-
leapt, begotten
W a feeliwir
f racial
s -
periority, upon
German waiting-
maids and hum
ble Senegambian
menials. In nine-.
cases out of ten
the shabby
French waiter is
a-man of family, i
that is, the de- I
scendant of a
family with a
title as long as
LADY WAUEB, t h t O f t h O
French soup on the menu, French
and German noblemen in- reduced
circumstances seem lm take- to wait
ing on a table as naturally as a
duck does to water, and as most of
them aro decidedly in reduced circum
stances after they have been in this
glorious country;! or five or six months
without catching a shallow-pated Amer
ican heiress, tho supply of titled menials
far exceeds tho demand.. The-result has
been a reduction of wages for this class
cl labor, and a. union composed of col
ored gentlemen has under consideration
tho passage of a memorial tot Congress
praying for tho exclusion from their na
tive land of Counts and. Barons who can
not make an honest living in, the effete
monarchies cf the Old'WorlcL In this
they have tho sympathy of their whito
fellow-citizens, who -srill cheerfully sec-
ond their patriotic (and. disinterested
!
afforts
Tho king of Chicago waiters, how
ever, is notrthe titled foreigner, but
tho hash-slinger irt the five and ten
ent feed-hosses located on South Clark
,and West Madison streets. He is a char
acter that bafflesA description; half
j tramp, half"gentle:aan. Rigged out in
a shirt that, may, perchance,, have once
been white, and an apron reaching from
jtho neck tx tho feet so as to cover a
patch-workt pair of t trousers, ho intimH
?.3a ii i. , , xi i
uitivs uis UU3UJ m uis-uy. scowling at mom
in a wayr which instinctively makes J
them put their bands over thoso pock
ets in wiich thoy may have a stro-y
dime or two. Tho order; given, it is
bawled cat in a stentorian voice and the
unhappy guest, too . frightened to leave
his seati is kept waiting fifteen or
twenty minutes beforo his-order is filled.
One of iheso queer establishments has
a sign rin tho vindowwith the inscrip
tion: : Eat, drisk and bb merbt, for to- :
: morrow vbjdik. :
nAMAND.EGGS . 10 CENTS. :
: oatmkaiand3xggs..10cf.xts. :
: Kith a cup of eojfet or tea free gratUi. :
In tho samoplace-a small beefsteak,
potatoes, bread and. butter, and threq
doughnuts can bo obtained for a dime,'
and a sirloin.steak with the same extras,
for fifteen sents. Pork and beans is
worth eigh fa. cents;: mutton chops, tcai
cents; roasb ohicken, fifteen cents, and.
other articles-in proportion. Of coursey
eating houses o this descripaon aro
patronized" only by the lowest olass of
working-geople tramps and other prob
lematical, characters. Tho fact that ac
cording ?o-a police official's statement,
, there are in existenco in tire business
districts of Chicago over one hundred of
this class of restaurants, each of which
feeds from one to five hundred persons
per day, proves perhaps more conclusive
ly than any thing elso that a largo city
like Chicago harbors at all times ten
thousand men who aro either out of
work or belong to tho criminal class.
The hash-slingers employed by tho pro
prietors of the60 resorts aro recruited
from their customers, and hence the
casual observer need not bo surprised
when he receives a somewhat noisy re
ception. Chinese restaurants aro something of
a novelty in Chicago, and no Caucasian
would caro to visit ono of them for the
purpose of obtaining a meal moro than
once. The victuals and delicacies served
by tho pig-tailed proprietors of these
South Clark street dens aro prepared in
genuine Oriental
style and sea
soned with an
indescri bable
combination o f
vilo herbs and
spices. Rice
forms the princi
pal substance of
every foast, but
on high holidays
the hoathon
basement revel
ers indulgo in
bird's nest soup,
imnprted yams
and dried fish,
tho smell of
which would
make a full
gro w n skunk
hide its head in
shamo. The colored waitek.
prices asked by Chincso Bonifacos are
extravagant, but the old adage de gusti
bua non est disputandum can be applied to
the almond-eyed Asiatics with tho same
propriety as to the civilized bon vivants,
and perhaps we, who consider raw
oysters on the half-shell a rare delicacy,
have no business to throw stones at tho
poor deluded heathen who prefers de
cayed fish to animated bivalves.
But, as said before, in Chicago a
stranger can havo whatever ho wants at
prices to suit his purse. The meats
served in the most expensive as well as
the cheapest places have passed a rigid
inspection, and while the "cuts" in the
fifteen-cent restaurants may not be the
choicest, yet they are as wholesome as
those served in more gorgeous places,
and this fact dwellers in the rural dis
tricts should not forget when visiting
the great metropolis of the West.
G. W.. Weippiert.
A Sore Slffn.
"Jones," said Smythe, as he watched
a couple strolling near, "that is a first
love affair."
"How do you know?"
"I just heard her make him promise
not to smoke or drink." Time.
There is but one safe way to milk a
kicking cow, and that is to get your
milk of tho dealer in that beverage.
r?r.,
ssi -J&M
MASSAGC FOR 0ABK&.
AXetherTcll bsvShe aTsfws Bwr UtUe
Pet's Existence Delfgfctffel
' wonder kw lJ mothers new
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a wendnrfiil hol& and oaxwdart in the
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care of our wee bafties? I ssemr to feel
a "call" to tell the good news to sneh as
are still in darkness. I am a new moth
er, yo see, and this wisdom of mine is
not my wisdom at all.
I berrowed it from a mother-grown
wise in the dear ssrvice, and' it has
helped me too much to let othera-go un
helpecL Every night at bed time, when rcradrcss
my baby, before popping her into horweo
white nightie, I rub her all oterT from
tho crown of her little brown hcatTto the
soles ef her littlo pink feet and tho
way the small baby will "ooor and
grunt irom sheer enjoyment of tht pro
cess is delightful to see. Sho doe tako
such comfort in it and I am persuaded
above any contradiction that itr makes
her sle-p longer and hotter, of course it
does Lra't the physiology of it plain to
see?' Tho littlo arms and legs aro tired
with the busy kicking and flying all day
long, and mamma's rubbing seta tho
blood to tingling, and sends a pleasant
littlo thrill up and down tho baby body.
Wo old babies would not mind tho
same treatment I imagine I know for
I tried it a little while ago, when I was
almost too tired to try to act my "grown
cp'' rol. The rubbing sent mo off into
such a delicious rest. And so I know
whereof I speak when .1 advise thia sim
ple medicine for our tired, restless,, lit
tle mortals. Try it when vour baby
tuu wi uuiuo coiuiorieu,
these uncomfortable nijrhts. beo it tho
little ano will not repay you and that
riehfc speedily too. 'Tis such a cfimplo
bit. of a thing to do to produce such a
good result. Don't be afraid of rubbing
too hard: of course the littlo tender
bodies must bo handled ever so gently,
but they may be safely rubbed with a
firm pressure until all tho hof t flodh is
rosy red. And meantime, his or ber
small' majesty will bo having tho best
tim. m tho orld; My little queen
niriirv'il'.v ivmilil litno tn lio rnVliol ml
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rubbed for an iniefinito time. I havo
ncvec- known her to "say enough'' or to
once think tho rubbing too hard. And
she is such a use littlo lady not, five
moirchs old.
The little foot need especial resting in
this way, I think. I intituto a little
"massage" of my owa softly kneading
and pinching in common with tho rub
jing. The bit of a pink foot may bo
taken between the two hands and its
sole and toes and instep rubbed and
kneaded gently with both thumbi.
Two baths overy day the soap and
water ono in :rfie morning, ind this rnb-bing-bath
jusc beforo tho '-sand-man"
domes round aS night whr, U103' mean
inches of growth and ells of coiuort to
tho babies, t j say nothing of tho help to.
usmothers. One other thing is equally
needful nure needful, indeed to his
babyship's weal, and that is a drink of
cold water- often. On warm, thirsty
days, especially how iaany times ba
bies really suffer for the- kindly "cup of
cold water1" and how tauch they enjoy
it when "sits given!
My baby has learned' even so soon to
laugh and.' crow when sho sees tho poon
coming and tho little mouth opens
very eagerly for tho cool drink. It is a
positive cruelty to laavo cold wator out
of a baby's bill of fare. See how soon
tho fretting will stop whon you gie tho
drink to tho hot little mouth. Oh. I
know this was good adice that the samo
dear, wise mother gave mo- for my aid,
when I needed it All tho doctors in
the world can not compare- with a real
mother, who has mothered her own and,
other folks' babies all her precious life
long. Wouldn't it bo well then, for us.
who are young in the beautiful work
just learning the trade to listen longer
to these older mothers? Let us sit
meekly at their feot and learn of them
until we, too,, haic grown wise and
white-haired.
I am afraid I have talked too long, but
I wanted mothers to share my knowl
edge and reap its rewards. If I wore to
add to tho rubbing and tho cold-watering,
tho frequent bathing of tho hot
little faces and hands, theso warm
seasons, with cool water I beliovo I
should be willing to stop my advice
giving and humbly withdraw into tho
background, while some one elso took my
place. Annie Hamilton Donncll, in
Ladies' Home Journal.
Forty Days to Cnre an Urst.
The Egyptian eggs aro very small and
their chickens are not half tho size of
ours. The Chinese are tho greatest
fowl-raisers in the world, and thoy rank
high among tho egg-eating nations.
They never eat an egg unless it bo boil
ed hard or pickled, and the Chineso pre
served eggs aro ono of tho beauties of
their gastronomy. It takes forty days
to cure an egg properly. It is not fit to
eat beforo that age and after that the
older tho better. Lime, salt and vine
gar are mixed together in the pickling
and tho egg, when ready for use, is as
black as coal. The Corcans aro al&o egg
eaters and I found many of tho Japanese
who liko their eggs raw. F. G. Carpen
ter, in Philadelphia Press.
A Michigan exchange gives this ad
vice to its readers: "If a gray-haired
woman of fifty in moderately respecta
ble attire is put off the cars in your town
because she can't pay her fare any far
ther; if she almost immediately receives
a telegram urging her to come home on
the next train because her husband in
dying.and if she tearfully and desperate
ly, in a plenty loud voice, announces
that she is going to walk homo 100 miles,
you let her walk. She and her confed
erate, who sends the telegram, have
worked the dying-husband racket in half
a dozen Michigan towns at a net profit,
it is figured, of S15 a day."
There is a plant in New Granada
known as tho "ink plant," tho juice of
which serves, without the least prepara
tion, as ink. The writing at first ap
pears red, but in a few hours assumes a
deep black hue. Several sheets of man
uscript, written with this natural ink,
became soaked with sea water on their
journey to Europe, but when dried the
writing was, found to be sUll perfectly
clear.
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