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Apples for the Northwest.
SPECL FARM kueikoe'blN(5u ffwzfflg
In reply to some criticism of bis
views about Russian apples. Prof.
Hansen, of South Dakota, says in the
Country Gentleman: "The facts are
that In the sections of the Northwest
where the American varieties fail, the
Russian varieties as a class have
proved superior In hardiness and that is
the first essential. In more favored
regions where American varieties are
a commercial success 1 would say, 'Let
well enough alone.' In time we hope to
combine the high quality and long
keeping capacity of our best American
winter varieties with the hardiness and
freedom from scab of the hardiest Rus
sian sorts, but this work of crossing
will demand patience and considerable
time. The fact remains that the Minne
sota State Horticultural Society only
recommends three varieties as of the
first degree of hardiness—viz.: Hiber
nal, Duchess and Charlamoff. (The
name 'Oldenburg' has not been adopted
by this society, as the old name,
■'Duchess,' is so well established In Min
nesota that the change would only
cause confusion). Four other varieties
are recommended as of the second de
gree of hardiness and of these two are
American and two Russian. Of the thir
teen recommended for trial at least
three are Western seedlings of Duch
ess, three are American seedlings and
«even are Russian. Neither class of ap
ples needs defenders. Leave it to a
vote of the fruitmen in each locality.
II is simply a question of locality."
sh-ep In Auatralia.
The Breeder's Gazette publishes a
picture, of the champion "strong wool"
Merino ram of Australia this season.
This sheep is owned by S. MeCaughey,
Coonong, who likewise breeds Ver
mont Merinos in large numbers, having
carried off many prizes at both the
Sydney and Melbourne shows with his
Vermonts. The sheep illustrated is
named Eclipse, and he was champion
at both the shows named. Reports of
these shows indicate that Vermont
Merinos are increasing in popularity in
Australia. Large numbers of them
v^ere shown, both pure breds and
grades, by many exhibitors.
Winter and Sprini; Sprorine.
It seems to be almost universally
claimed now by our best horticulturists
that spraying in winter, when the trees
are bare, effects more in killing fun
the
an
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gous diseases than a spraying when
the foliage has come out. as the spray
can be used much more than double
the strength and is more sure of reach
lug every part of the bark, thus also al
reaching the fungus spores which may !
be harbored there. It can also be used |
on such as may be on the ground or in
the grass and weeds under the trees. J
pese spores lie there dormant during ;
the winter months, but start and multi- :
ply rapidly in the warmer weather, and
especially if it be damp. They are also
agreed that the law against spraying
apple trees when in bloom, to kill the
larva of the codling moth, though en
acted as a protection to the beekeepers.
Is really an advantage to the orchard
let. In Niagara and Ontario counties.
New York, many experiments have
shown that when blossoms were spray
ed with paris green strong enough to
kill the codling worms, the blossoms
failed to set any fruit, and usually fell
off much sooner than those not spray
ed. This was seen where one-half the
tree was sprayed in bloom and the
other was not.
Cheap Way of Getting Fertility.
At the meeting of the New Jersey
Board of Agriculture one of the speak
ers gave his experience in improving
a run down farm. He started with
crimson clover, but later on he added
the cow horn turnip to it, sowing a half
peck of crimson clover and a pound of
the turnip seed together, sowing among
the corn in the summer and plowing un
der in the fall Of three strips sown,
<ene with buckwheat, one with crimson
clover aud one with the clover and tur
nip together, the latter gave so much
the best result that the difference was
noticeable in the next crop at quite a
distance. It brought up poor soil to
wonderful fertility.
Cheap Flooring.
We will give a method of making a
floor for hpnhouse or other places
where heavy animals are not to travel
or teams to be driven over it, that is
nearly as good and durable as a cement
floor and is cheaper. It also makes a
good walk around the house, in places
where It will not be much driven over.
Lay a foundation four to six inches
deep witb small stones or tbe cinders
from tbe coal ashes, making as nearly a
level surface as possible. Then with
the regular coal sieve get tbe coal ashes
and add a bushel of fresh slaked lime
to each four bushels of the ashes. Mix
well and let it stand a few days, then
add a gallon of salt, and moisten to a
thin mortar so that when put on it will
settle down Into the stones. Spread two
or threei inches thick, and in a few
days give another coating. The more
oatings and thicker it is the longer
it will io«t if it ia lwnirpn hv nocident
tt can be mendèi In the same way «
will be ratproof and waterproof; and if
the upper surface of last coat is smooth
it can be kept clean, and absorbs no
filth or odors.—American Cultivator. ,
that have been reported at most of
the agricultural colleges Is not so much
an Indication of a more prosperous con
dition of the farmers, enabling them to
send their sons to the college, as it is
of the fact that they are better recog
Agricultural Colleges.
The increased number of students
nizing the value of the practical knowl
edge that they can there obtain of the
best methods of handling all or some
of the various branches of agriculture
and horticulture. And It Is ln part due
to the managers of those same colleges
having lately paid more attention to
teaching ln these special branches. It
may not be that they have in any way
lessened their requirements in other
studies, but they have begun to UDder- i
stand that those who have chosen the |
agricultural college instead of the j
many which are not classed under that j
name, have done so because they want
ed or were desired by those who sent |
them there, to learn that which will fit !
them for a farmer's life rather than for j
a professional life. And those which j
are the most prosperous to-day are j
those which first learned this lesson
and profited by It.
Raising Pigs.
We always preferred to have the
young pigs come in March rather than
later in the season, partly because we
were not too busy to attend to them,
and more especially because they
would be fattened before the weather
was very cold and were out of the way
when we wanted the space for those we
intended to feed in the winter. Then,
too, if we bred any to sell we usually
found the price better in November
than in December or January. With a
well-built piggery we bad no trouble
In gettiug winter pigs to grow and be
fit for the butcher at about seven
months old. and If they would dress
about 200 pounds each they were al
ways in demand.—American Cultivator.
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The Poultry House.
While we want a poultry house so
well built that water will not freeze in
it by day or night, we do not believe .in
having it heated artificially. If it is
kept too warm the fowl will not endure
the cold when let out of doors We have
known some to succeed with hens,
keeping them confined to the house all
winter, but It requires much care to
keep the house clean, and we think that
an outing every day when it is not
actually freezing keeps them in better
health, and they lay quite as well; for
we seldom failed to have about half the
fiock laying during the greater part of
the winter—Exchange.
Good Care of (stock Paya.
Never try to lay up a big bank ac
count by raising scrub stock, says the
Farmers' Advocate. If you have a gdud
grade of stock and cauuot afford to buy
oue or niore thoroughbreds you can
make your grade stock better by liber
al feedlug aud ^ stunting
! ■
young stock, though they may be thor
without it.
| oug hbreds, will in a short time reduce
in thelll t0 W0P8e thau scrub8i because
J gcrubg are never used to and do not re .
; celve but ordinary care . The tbor _
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Horse Talk.
Never hit a horse on the head. It Is
not only cruel, but it is very foolish.
You will likely injure him and he will
lose all confidence in you, and he will
watch every opportunity to escape
from you.
Another frightfully cruel. Injurious
and Inexcusable act is to kick a horse
in Its belly.
No man with the least intelligence or
common sense will do it.
Every farm should have at least one
or two large box stalls to use for hospi
tal purposes. No sick horse should
ever be tied by the head.
These hospital stalls should be ln a
detached building and kept disinfected
and ready for use at any time. There
should also be some means of heating
in severe cold weather.
The saving of even one horse with
pneumonia by keeping, the temperature
even and comfortable would more tban
repay the expense for years.
If a horse is inclined to stock up ln a
tie stall, he should have the freedom of
a box stall. Try it Tbe high-spirited,
nervous horse will always do better in
a box stall.
Iron mangers for grain are preferable
to others, as they are easily kept sweet
and clean.
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It is a good plan If your tie stalls are
to the ln-rnsh of cold air when the outer
doors are opened, to hang certains at
the back of the stalls from rods placed
near the celling.
Thesfe curtains can. be made of old
blankets, pieces of carpeting or old
meal sacks sewed together.
They should be fastened to rings on
the rods so they can be pushed back
and forth as occasion demands.
Anythlng that adds to the comfort of
a horse saves money for bis master.—
Farm Journal.
PERPETUAL-MOTION MACHINE.
Exhibit at Pari. Exposition Feemlng
ly Answer. AU Requirements.
At the Paris exposition was a very
curious exhibit in the form of a clock
which attracted much attention from
visitors. It was placed in a glass case
to protect its delicate working parts
from meddlers. It was self-moving
and It ran two months during the expo
sition without stopping and without
having been wound up by any outside
force surreptitiously. There was no
reason why it should have stopped,
sa y s Electricity, for it was a true form
of perpetual movement—within the 11m
It, however, of the wearing out of its
mechanism.
Its Inventor was enabled to obtain
these results by very Ingeniously com -1
Hiaing a system of levers, or/hinged
residual magnetic armatures, which
moved a wheel continuously around Its
axis for the purpose of winding up a
spring, consequently the clock was
only an accessory, for the apparatus
could be used for other purposes and
the construction of the wheel or mov
ing mechanism alone contains the ln
terestlng features of the Invention.
There are two circles composed of
spring, consequently
levers which are placed on the two side
faces of the rim of a large wheel.
These two sets of levers form an angle
of 45 degrees with each other, and at
their outer ends counterweights are
attached to the longer arm of each lev
er. From the start we conclude that
the counterweights on the side farthest
from the center of the wheel would
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PKBPKTTTAI.-MOTIOX WHKKI,.
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give a preponderating turning force to
the wheel, causing it to turn with a cir
cular movement.
The wheel makes four turns per min
ute, and its movement Is regulated by
a centrifugal governor put in motion
through an endless chain.
When the wheel ln Its movement
brings the short arm of one of the lev
ers, which may be called an armature,
to the face of the pulley the ptaenom
1 enon of magnetic repulsion takes place.
th
which causes the long arm of the lever
with the counterweight to rise to a
vertical position, while the further mo
tion of the wheel causes it to fall to
the other side from the vertical posi
tion, thus making It add Its weight to
each of the others which have preceded
It to keep the wheel in motion.
The motion of the wheel Is transmit
ted to the clock spring through a pin
ion placed on the axle which meshes
Into a toothed wheel, which at its cen
ter has an endless screw acting on an
other smaller wheel, whose axle pin
ion rests on the wheel of the drum
which winds np the spring.
at a very high price,
$50,000 for his seat, and although he
Woes jf a New Member.
Wall street gossip has attributed the
palm for hard luck to a recently elect
ed member of the Stock Enc'uange who
purchased a lot of valuable experience
He paid nearly
outclassed.
was not well versed In the business
done on the floor he plunged Into it
with a courage commensurate to his
ignorance. He misunderstood his or
ders and he neglected occasionally to
make a memorandum of his sales.
When he found that a customer had
asked him to sell a certain stock in
stead of buy It, as he had done, he
tried to make good his losses from his
blunder by taking a small gamble on
bis own account. Business on the
Stock Exchange is done in a rush in
these days, and the man who hesitates
or who Is slow-witted finds himself
This new member at the
a
a
of
in
end of his first month on tbe exchange
balanced up his business and found
that his losses due to his own blunders
ln executing orders for his customers
had cost him nearly $50,000. Wall
street 1 b now speculating as to
whether or not this broker is going to
demonstrate that his experience was
worth the money.-—New York Sun.
Her Sweet Ingenuousness?^
"Charley, dear," said young Mrs.
Torklns, "I am going to turn over a
new leaf."
"In what connection?"
"I'm going to quit being superstiti
ous. I have always disliked to begin
anything on Friday."
"Yes. It Is very silly of you."
"Well, your arguments have con
vinced me. You know that new dress
I was making to you about?"
"Y-yes."
"Well, I'm going to start out and buy
the material on Friday, just to show
I'm not afraid."—Washington Star.
Mining for Timber.
, One of the most curious mines that
, a worked lg la Tonkin. China, where
<» * «»a ««■»«« « . <*<** « <*»,
14 to 20 feet there 1 b a deposit of the
at
old
on
stems of trees. Tbe Chinese work
this mine for the timber, which Is
found in good condition and is used In
making troughs and for carving and
other purposes.
We have an idea that a woman has
to be unselfish to. live comfortably
through that period when her sons pre
of f,*r young girls to her, and her hus
band begins to take his daughters out
and leave her at honra.
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vigorous campaign of organization. |
The Illinois factory Inspector, in his
annual repo.-t, shows that there has
been an "unusual Increase in the num- j
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ber of children employed in the fac- I
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tories, and the consequent crowding
out of men and women." In Chicago
alone about 11,000 children were em
ployed in places visited by him.
The candymakers of Illinois, Iowa,
Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and South j
Dakota entered Into nn agreement at
fating more than 10,000 girls employed ;
ln a score 0 f cities. They decided not to .
ju^-o^uce a chocolate-drop manufactur- |
lng macb j ne which ean do the work of I
f our gj r j 8 The makers have all agreed
tQ gt j ok to tbe hand process. I
p .. Lvnch of the International
Typographical Union has concluded a
^Srough Canada, where he sue
tla " Zre asod scales for a
Iain
advantages for tLn. Mr.]
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8 ra m, which has been outside the fold
* or a number of years.
Lynch also has obtained a favorable
agreement with the Providence Tele
St. Louis Is encroaching severely
upon the Eastern shoe manufacturers'
markets. A shoe factory In that city
recently received a single order ^
»00 000 worth of .hoe. eod boo«. ,nd
another factory one for $100,000 One
factory in St. Louis Is turning out 5,000
pairs of shoes daily and others ln pro
portion. This .output is makiug great
inroads ln the trade formerly held ex
clusively by New England manufac
turers.
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The Amalgamated Association of
Street Railway Employes of America is g
gradually making a rate for the street
car men of the whole country, ranging
somewhere around 20 cents per hour. a
Beginners get less, and then the rate Is
gradually raised as the men become
more valuable to the company This Is
a big advance on what the wage was
a few years ago, when men were work
from 10 to 14 cents per hour and
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from 10 to 16 hours per day.
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General Secretary W. J. Gilthorpe, of
th „ Brotherhood of Boilermakers and
liftv one
ln 31 cities and 5 per cent iu 8 cities;
Iron Ship Builders reports
new unions, six unions lapsed, and one
charter revoked; gain in membership, ,
2,212; won 4P strikes, compromised 3 a
and lost 4; number of persons involved
in strikes, 2.642; Benefited. 5,400; in
jured, 1,778; gaiu iu wages. 10 per cent
gins In reductions of hours, one hour
in 16 cities, lour cities gained time aud
one-half for overtime; cost of strikes,
$15,003.50. In seven cities 10 per'cent
in wages and one hour less were given
voluntarily.
A Matrimonial Question.
Should a man make a home before
he asks a woman to marry him, or
should he marry first anil let the home
making following the wedding? This
Is rather a nice social question and It
Is entertainingly discussed ln J. P.
Mowbray's article. "The Making of a
Country Home," iu Everybody's Muga- j
z j ne . |
Discussing the limitations and the |
helplessness of life in a flat under cou- I
ditlons that seem to prescribe a rise, :
John Denison says to his wife:
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'A man ought to reach his goal be- j
fore he takes a wife, for the more he
loves her the more of a handicap she is.
Don't you see that?"
No I don't see it nt all." I
'But you understand that he will not '
take any risk when he is married;
would rather plod securely than con
quer at his peril. I ought to have
made a home fit for such a wife as 1
have before I married her."
Theu she laughed oue of her copious,
mellow laughs. "I think you have got
that wrong, John, upon my word I do.
Homes do not produce wives or lead
up to them. It's Just the other way.
It seems to me. The wives produce
the homes. Young men, as I under
stand it, think just about as much of
making a home before they get a wife
as they think about making a flying
trip to the moon. Why, It would be
just too ridiculous, John, to see a
young man building a borne and fur
nishing It, and then expecting a wife
and baby to drop in because it's ready,
as the wrens do. You know yourself
you never would have bad a home like
this if you hadn't got married. How
could you?"'
Gentlemen and Waiters.
Another attempt is being made by
the fashionable tailors of London to
distinguish unmistakably between a
gentleman and a waiter by means of
some slight changes in evening dress.
The principal change is to take form of
"pinking" down the front of the vest.
The edge of the waistcoat, which
should be white, will be perforated
and a colored silk foundation Introduc
ed. Another Innovation is the frilled
shirt which is already being worn, but
not to any considerable extent
It is Interesting to note that
what may be called the decorative
waistcoat and the frilled shirt were In
vogue at the beginning of the century.
Therefore the very problem that Is
oow exercising the minds of the Pic
cadilly tailor* was successfully over
come by tbelr great-grandfathers iu
trade, and "the latest style" is really a
hundred years old.
People treat tbelr love affairs with
great respect, considering that they
have so many of them In the coarse of
a yaar.
SLEEP WALKING A DISEASE.
curious and ofttlmes alarming posi
t , ong The welrd4)egg of the exp ioit
and tbe unnaturalness of its aceom
pHghment give that becoming air of
mystery which naturally appeals to
question, awake to find themselves in
How the Phenomena Are Explained on
Scientific Basle. |
The feat of the young Illinois stud
ent who walked twenty miles while
asleep is certainly a remarkable one of
its kind. Usually somnambulists make
short trips and. unlike the subject in
the Ignorant and the superstitious.
In reality, however, the phenomena
are very satisfactorily explained on
the assumption that certain areas of
the brain are for the time being
awake, while the other portions are
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asleep.
Thus, the speaking center may be
active and the dreamer may carry on
a connected conversation with a listen
er and be perfectly oblivious to any
other Impressions. Very often, under
auch circumstances, a secret most
carefully guarded during waking hours
"ay be disclosed to an alert and in
duisitive roommate. Not infrequently,
»Iso, poems have been thus composed
and mathematical problems solved
when the respective cerebral lobes In
solved are on extra sentinel duty.
f T'V»on >tw> /inn Kn onM f/lt* OAIVI 1
The same can be said for somnaim
bulism In many of Its forms, the mus
cular sense pertaining to walking
being ln a curious condition of exalted
activity. Strange to say, the victims
cSÄlon"^^" 8 adJeSfures" 0 at- k
pear ® 0 J e e 0 bîSs aud avoid theE
^ t he„". rt „„" Stemenu htdlc.t.
lntell|gence and reagon . ln many re .
tg th# cond , tlon presents some
Qf the varletJeg of Hypnotism, differ
ing from them only In the matter of ab
solute auto-suggestion, as against the
domination of an outside party.
The causes of the trouble are quite
obscure—at least no definite ones are
g | ven by medical authorities. It Is
reasonable to infer, however, that In
the aggravated cases the disorder has
a cerebral origin akin to some of the
varieties of epilepsy and requires the
usua l treatment applied to the latter
affection.—New York Herald.
The Dying Cadet.
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A youth, a would-be soldier, lay wound
ed at w'est Point,
His ehiu was badly shattered, his nose
wns out of J° lnt:
His brenth came hard and jerky, at times
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bunchod int0 algha ,
And dnr k solne was the color that hung
, about his eyes.
a kneeling comrade asked him what mes
sage he should take
Unto his distant kinsfolk, nnd thus the
victim spake:
"Go break it to them gently that when
he died their Bob
Wag thinkJng of old p 0( ], in k t old Toilunk
on the Wab.
"Tell them In tender manner I died a
soldier's death.
The fumes of hot tobaseo entangled with
my breath.
My nose c tear off its bearings, my eyes
as big as moons,
My hair shampooed with mustard, my
stomach stuffed with prunes.
They fed me on hot olives served in cold
axle grease.
And when I made wry faces they hissed
like horrid geese.
And during the proceedings they laughed
j to hear me sob,
| And wish myself in Podunk, in Todunk
| °5 tbe ""b*
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: "They fed me plaster paris, I think al
mos , t a pe ? .' . . . .
Then made me drink hot water till full
j up to tbe neck>
And my ( iig t . 8t ive organs, though always
prompt nnd pat,
Were not prepared to handle a contract
I such as that,

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' And then, they said, to teach me to bear
the ills of war.
They forced between my pale lips a
Christmas-time cigar;
Then well I knew the sequel—I'd jump
my earthly job, /
And find a grave at Podunk, at Podunk
on the Wab.
"I laughed at their approaches with acorn
when they began
To make of me an officer and army gen
tleman,
I polished up the rifles, swept out the
stumps and quids
And blacked the army brogans of Uncle
Sammy's kids;
But when I reached the hardships of war
I had to squeal, I
My body was not armored with Carne
gie's famed steel, I
And, comrade, please express me, when
my heart has ceased to throb,
With military honors to Podunk on the
Wab i" „ — ,
—Denver Evening Post !
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Profitable.
Although the cultivation of mush
rooms Is on the Increase, the prices are
still well maintained, as their use also
is increasing. A Long Island grower
says there is profit in them, even when
the wholesale prlee Is twenty-flVe
cents a pound or less, and some have
gone into the business ln pits or caves
made for the purpose, and others in
cellars under barus and even in the
house cellar. Experts claim that a bed
fifteen feet long can be made for ten
dollars and should yield about seventy j
dollars worth of mushrooms ln three
months. We should want these fig a res
verified before going into the business,
but- It is said that many women have
engaged in It, the work being light,
suitable to their strength, and If she
takes them to market in a basket on
her arm she would receive about as
much as ber husband would for a
aorse load of heavy produce.
A Bachelor's Idea,
paring the first six months after a
man gets married his wife expects him
to tell all her friends that be knows he
can never be worthy of auch happiness.
—Mew York Press.
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LIKE A SC ENE FRO M HADES.
Traveler Cones on the Vaudou Sanaa
in Depths of Haytlan Forest.
The night grows In round us again.
As we top the next incline a scream
pierces upward to us. We pnah on.
Now you can hear the abort, sullen
bark of the Vaudoux drum, and, &d
vancing from behind a curtain of black
trees, In which are netted stars and
fire-flies, we come In sight of a great,
red glow set In the heart of the forest.
A group of negroes are dancing round
the fires; It is the wind-up of a three
days-long Vaudoux orgie. Two days
ago a black goat was sacrificed to the
sacred snake, and the frenzy of the
worshipers Is still unexhausted. There
they are, screaming, writhing and
swaying, apparently blind to all out
ward things. You rein up your horse
to watch. They take no heed of you.
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tor they have no eyes in this remote
and lonely spot save for their excesses,
Here they are not afraid of lnterfer
ence, not that Interference Is to bo ex
pected anywhere ln the Island, but hero
in these wild districts, cut off from civ
ilization and the town by the sl&bby
and unmanageable mod of the rainy
season and by the pathless bills, they
omit all precaution.
Easily you can pick out the MamaloL
There she Is In dirty white, bound
round the waist with a red sash. Oppo
site to her dances a large, fierce-eyed
splay-footed negro. The fires, the pos
turing black forms, the nncouth howls
—It Is like a scene from hades. Yon
k ? ï th ® man ,n the worW '
but when you recollect that the probar
bmt1 ® 8 "T hugely ,n favor of thea# '
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voWer creeping to your re
'
When you grow tired of watching;
you turn and make a detour skirting
the far edge of the clearing, and finding
the track again you pass through a de
serted village, the Inhabitants of which
are all at the Vaudoux dance. The fires,
which the negro always keeps a light,
still shine, mere little glow-worms, on
the bare, brown earth.
While upon the subject of chtld-sacrt
"Î *^».^**1 a,t ^° i ugb ther *
can be no doubt *b at at certain seasons
of the year, and more particularly at
Easter and Christmas, such sacrifices
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do most certainly take place, still.
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gardless of what has been written upon
*]" n " 0U8 . ly !* lleve tbat
no Euro P° an - wlth the »ingle exception
of one, has ever actually been present
on an occasion of the kind. The dead
child sacriflcially dismembered has fre
quently been seen afterward, but tht
actual ceremony excludes most rigor
ously all save the Initiated.
Scott Is told in connection with
In the Wrong Pince.
characteristic story of G.rneq$l
tira
sword presented to him by the State of
■ Louisiana, through the Legislature, at
the close of the Mexican War.
i He was accosted one day by a mao
who Said, "General Scott, I bad tbe
honor of doing most of the work on
the sword presented to you by tbe
State of Louisiana. I should like to
ask If It was just as you would have
chosen."
i "It's a very fine sword, sir, a very
fine sword Indeed," said the generaL
"I am proud to have 1L There is only,
oue thing I should have preferred dif
ferent The Inscription should have
been on the blade, sir. The scabbard
1 may be taken from us, but the sword*
never 1"
Tbe sword cost about five hundred
dollars, the principal expense being ln
the scabbard, which was richly ebaaed
and ornamented.
Ready fbr Expansion.
A little girl on Madison street had
j us t finished a new house dress and
. _ ....
«>« third after watermelons," prompt
ly replied the owner of the dresa.f
Memphis Scimetar. , /
I ————----——
Electric Power in the Navy,
I The cautious experiment of ele
ally driven turret turning machiner
the Brooklyn, of chain
kolats on the Puritan, tbe systeo
, blowers and exhausters an the/WU
! nilngton, have all been grouped th*
Kearsarge and Kentucky.
called in one of her friends to admir*
It, as is customary even among girls of
a larger growth.
By way of explanation to her friend
she pointed out that tbe waistband had
three buttonholes at Intervals of about
an Inch, so that the skirt could be lat
out or taken up at pleasure.
"What on earth la that for?" asked
her friend.
"Tbe first bole Is to be used In th*
morning, the second after dinner, and
two
battleships have more of tha
iary machinery driven by electric pow
er thau any other warships/ afloat
These battleships represent ue Inter
mediate, stage between steam ind elec
trically driven auxiliary ittchlnery,
and show results ln economyjn coal.
He Wasn't On.
"Mr. Sixaweek," said her,1ttle broth
«r to the young man, who Van waiting
ror her to Join him on thCfront steps,
"how does it feel to be n«r?"
j "Near what. Johnny ^'Inquired Mr.
Sixaweek.
"W'y, Jes' neaf," said
~T beard ala say ylstld
she couldn't understand
<o near that he wouldd
t ft' cents bunch o'
angel child,
ev'nln* that
man that was
blow a girl P
water onct
every summer, anyhof."—Washington
Post ^
By "woman's re firing Influence" la
meant that a boy Uffcold to say "wy
and "Please," and /book of poems Is
left on Ms bed reob table.
I It oeaaot be aaldfimt yotTare a wel
come guest to earn women unless y oar
▼Mt is retimed 6 am -ma eeats ta «

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