Newspaper Page Text
Xmas Presents, Useful * Ornamental —A Wool Dress, linings and trimmings, for q)o.ju $3.50. 18e —Plaids for waists, 18 cents a yard. ISc —Double width Henriettas, 15 cents a yard. 22:e —Trecot Flannel, all wool, 22\ cents a yard. 33c —Silk finish Henriettas, 33 cents a yard. KQ/'-s—Our famous $1.00 black silk finish Henriettas at 59 cents a yard. —52-inch wide flannel (broadcloth finish) some call it broadcloth, only 50 cents a yard. 2Se —All kinds of water proof, 25 cents. 3§e —Remnants in Cloakings, 35 cents. BEE HIVE. 1st Avenue, near 21st Street. lieiiuceil from $3.50 to Si.98 Cloaks! January is almost here and we find we have too many Cloaks, Jackets and Reefers left. They Must Go If price will sell them. It is not a question of profit with us now, but cost and some below cost. A few long cloaks (last year’s) at $1.50. EXTRA L08G WAI5T. CORSETS. 39 Cents. Our Leader. 75 Cents. The R. & G. Corset, 75c. 95 Cents. Dr. Warner’s Corsets, 95c. At Cost. P. D. Corsets at cost. Two linen strings free with each Cor set. Kor Your Table. A Nice Xmas Present. 2 J yards very wide half bleached table linen. 2% yards ordinary width pure white table $( lint n. i dozen all linen white napkins, fringed. All lor *jSS.7V>. ■■■— ——t ... mm WITH ALABAMA EDITORS. “Roues and Rue.*' If down life’s green pathway together Fate destined that we two should go, I’d pluck for your dear hands the blossoms— The rarest and fairest that blow. I’d gather the blushing love-roses, All thornless, and give them to you: With a smile and a heart full of gladness I’d keep for myself all the rue. I’d pluck from the glad, nodding roses The purest and the whitest that grew And twine them among the soft tresses That droop o’er those dear eyes of blue. This chaplet of love-roses woven To crown you my heart's bonny queen. No thorns would contain ’mid its blossoms. Nor one spray of rue in between. My fingers, if thorn-pierced and bleeding. I gladly would hide from your view. Would kiss the bright buds you were clasp ing, And bravely smile down on my rue. Your bright eyes would smile into mine, dear, With love that was faithful and true, , Your feet lightly trip down the pathway With only bright blossoms in view. If fate would but deal me this mission— To gather life’s blossoms for you, How gladly I’d give you the roses! How bravely lrd keep all the rue! —Leila Mae Wilson in Opelika Evening News. Anniston Is still ahead. An illicit dis tillery was raided the other day right in the heart of the city. Has Shown Its Hand. Says the Sheffield Reaper: “The Advertiser has at last shown its hand. It Is either rule or ruin. Ruin seems to be the result anyway where thd Advertiser dominates.” Uncle Sam Would Be Richer. Says the Sheffield Reaper: ”It stands to reason that if all the for eign silver was dumped into the United States Uncle Sam would be richer than he is—a great deal richer.” The People Are in the Saddle. The Sheffield Reaper says: "If, as the Advertiser says, a silver candidate cannot bring about harmony, how can it for a moment entertain the thought that a monometallist candidate will do it? The people are in the saddle.” Gubernatorial Timber. Says the Independent: "Our 'sound money’ biethren of ihe die-in-the-last-ditch complexion seem to have entirely ovet looked Mr. H. H. Brown in casting about for a candidate for governor, and yet Mr. Brown has contributed a good deal of valuable lit erature on this subject in a modest way. —State Herald. "Now, there is timber for a first-class governor, and a man who is willing to work for the salary harder than any con gressman who has been well fed and done less for the cause of sound money. Besides, he* is red-headed, and that seems to be a requisite expected In the candidate who shall be pitted against the conglomerates next year. 'It's a good thing; push it along.’ ” A Manly Answer. Says the Alexander City Outlook: "We don’t see how the Alexander City Outlook can be against Senator Pugh for the United States senate and for Joe Johnston for governor. The two things art at antipedes. But to make the po sition of the Outlook look so much more absurd, the latter declares itself for Gov ernor Oates. There is something not easily digested In that.—Southern Aegis. "To give our ‘steamed’ contemporary a brief answer (taking all it has said for granted), we will say the Outlook is an organ of democracy and as such it has a perfect right to a personal preference among the avowed candidates of the party. If this is not ‘easily digested’ brother, there’s something wrong with your liver. We have always admired Governor Oates, opposed Senator Pugh and differed with Captain Johnston on the national question of finance. That’s our present position. Anything absurd about it?” No Home “Ads.” Says the Heflin New Era: "The following letter was received by the editor of the New Era last week from an Iowa man, and explains itself: -, "Iowa, Nov. 29. 1895. "Editor New Era: Please send me a copy of the last issue of your paper, for which find 10 cents to cover charges. I am thinking of moving south, and wish to settle in some small and enterprising town. By looking over your paper I can And out about the number of merchants and business men in your city, as I sup pose thev all advertise. Yours truly, "W. P. C. "We mailed the gentleman a copy of the New Era, but we are sorry to say there was only one advertisement from Heflin in it, and that one having expired in the last issue, except a few locals. We will state, however, that Heflin has eighteen business houses, but why they do not advertise is something we cannot comprehend, for they have had ample op portunities to do so." No Man Bigger Than His Party. Says the Hamilton News-Press: “We have never maligned the presi dent or attempted to write him out of the democratic party on account of his views upon the financial question. We grant to everyone the privilege we claim for ourself—to hold to such views as they conscientiously believe to be correct. Still, we have never yet thought that Mr. Cleveland, no more than any other democrat, was greater than the demo cratic party, and that it rendered a per eon liable to the charge of disloyalty to the party to criticise the acts or opinions of the president. Is Mr. Cleveland like the pope of Rome—infallible? Can he do no wrong? Is he the democratic party? Must everyone be denounced as disloyal to the democratic party who happens to disagree with the president upon minor subjects? We have been taught that all officers were servants of the people and amenable to the people for their acts; but according to the doctrines of the Mo bile Register and the Montgomery Adver tiser we have been taught wrong. That to be a democrat we must indorse the president in everything he does, whether we consider it right or wrong, and if we fail to do so we must be kicked out of the democratic party. If this is democ racy we plead guilty to being an old fogy.” _ Why It Moves. , Speaking of the removal of the Jack sonville Republican, a paper that has been published at the same place for fifty-nine consecutive years, the Ever green Courant gives the1 following as the reason: “Anniston has proven a city of refuge to the Jacksonville Republican, which was set upon by its gold bug neighbors for advocating the free silver fallacy. The Republican is about the ablest pa per in the state, and until recently one of the finest properties of the sort in the country. The Republican has stood by Jacksonville for nearly three score years, fighting her battles in season and out of season. It was largely instrumental in securing for Jacksonville one of the state colleges, and through its untiring efforts aided in securing various enter prises for the town, and attracting many settlers to the community. It has on different occasions prevented Anniston from wresting the court house from Jacksonville, and was about to succeed in its latest effort in that direction when, to preserve its life, it was forced to for sake its house and floe its enemies. It ca'fries with it to Anniston several thousand subscribers, and the hearty support of the entire county, outside of Jacksonville. It can also carry with it the court house and leave behind a lone some town. It is strange that business men should, let a little political differ ence carry them so far.” Takes the Governor to Taw. The Jacksonville Republican says: "The Montgomery Advertiser takes Governor Oates to taw for saying that he blames Mr. Cleveland because he re fused to lead and direct his party in congress. "The governor is right. No president ever demonstrated less interest in his party than has Mr. Cleveland. While he in many respects Is a great man, as a party leader he is a miserable failure. "As Governor Oates suggests, the op portunity which Mr. Cleveland has had, if properly used, would have made him a greater leader than any president we have ever had. But Instead of taking ad vantage of the opportunity afforded he cast it aside in such a manner as in ef fect to say that he would do as he pleased, even if it placed the party out of power for all time to come. "The president during the last congress showed an utter disregard for the advice of democratic leaders. When Governor Oates and others urged that for the sake of the party he should not veto the seigniorage bill he turned to them a deaf ear. When the present tariff law was passed by strictly a party vote It failed to secure the signature of the president. While democrats from all quarters have urged that democrats should fill all the offices which come under the appoint ment of the president, yet thousands of republicans are today drawing salaries which should go Into the pockets of the democrats. "By a failure to act In harmony with the leaders of his party Mr. Cleveland has not only shown himself to be a fail ure as a party leader, but has created the Impression that he feels himself greater than his party.” Will Move to Anniston. The Jacksonville Republican, one of the oldest newspapers in Alabama, will be removed to Anniston. The publishers give the following reasons for making the change: "As is well known to all of our read ers around Jacksonville, the Republican will in a few weeks be published in An niston Instead of Jacksonville. "This change Is due solely to business reasons. It has been known for two weeks that the material was In the depot here for the publication of a new paper in Jacksonville to advocate ‘sound mon ey.’ Any business man who will think for a moment will realize that Jackson ville cannot support two newspapers. For the Republican to stay here would mean nothing less than a bitter and un pleasant newspaper fight and a loss of money. “The editors and publishers of the Re publican are in the newspaper work as a business, and are not disposed to give their time and labor without remunera tion. After mature deliberation they de cided that they could not publish the Re publican In Jacksonville and make a liv ing. So they concluded to look out for a new flfld, and they believe that they have found In Anniston one of the best openings in Alabama for the publication of a good weekly newspaper. "The patronage which we will receive from the business men of Anniston will enable us to Increase the size of the Re publican to a seven-column, eight-page paper. We phEdl devote our entire time to the paper, and hope to make It the best weekly In Alabama. "The policy of the Republican will not be changed. It will continue to advocate such measures as Its editors believe to be to the Interest of the people. "The change of location will be made as soon as the necessary material to en large the paper is received, and it will probably arrive during the coming week.” A pleasant evening is prac tically assured to the gentle man wearing one of those $15 suits or overcoats sold for J. BLA$CH & SONS’ Manufacturers’ Sale. ALABAMA PROGRESS. Jasper Eagle: The good work of hog killing continues. The family around Jasper who hasn't got a fat porker seems to be an exception this season. As one effect we see western meat quoted at 6V& cents at the butcher shops. Jasper Eagle: Saturday last our streets and business houses were thronged with people, and merchants all report good cash sales. The town really presented a Christmas or Fourth of July appearance. Sheffield Reaper: A large number of mules have passed through Sheffield, some of which were sold here; also a number of horses, though the prices paid for them were not large. Ozark Star: Dale county farmers are in better condition today than ever be fore in the history of the county. Their smoke houses are filled with meat and their barns with corn and provender. In addition to this numbers of them are out of debt and have more or less cash in their pockets. They have great rea sons for being thankful and little cause to cry out oppression. CAT SHOW Methodist bazaar, Wednesday afternoon, 3 o’clock, Dec. 18. Good fishing at East Lake. 12-l-tf _ COL. T. B. NeSMITH. A North Alabama Lawyer Who Can Make Fine Fiddles. Tuskaloosa Times. Col. T. B. NeSmith of Vernon, who is in the city attending court, is an apt il lustration of how a good lawyer can be a good musician and still not let his pro fession suffer. Colonel NeSmith several years ago was solicitor of this judicial circuit, and he has a large number of Tuskaloosa friends. He has been for many years a prominent attorney and a successful one, but he has incidentally kept up his music. His instrument is the violin, or the fiddle, as tlie colonel and a good many other people still prefer to call it, and, while he has not made a study of music, he is a first-class per former, and can give you tunes by the score that will fairly make your feet twinkle in spite of yourself. But besides being a performer, Colonel NeSmith has betaken himself to manu facturing fiddles of a very high degree of excellence. When he was a much younger man he made a few violins from direction which were everywhere regard ed as first-class, and of late, his health not permitting his active work in the law as of old, he has made several very fine instruments. He has four of these vio lins with him on this visit, and the musl-i cialis who ihave examined them pro nounce them most superior instruments. The tone produced is clear, pure, sweet, rich and resonant, and much more pleas ing than that which which we hear frond many so-called high-class violins. Colonel NeSmith makes his fiddles from an old and approved French pattern, which differs from the violin we general ly see in the shape of the body Itself, which is not rounded or curved in the center, and also in the head where the strings are attached to the keys. He got out the wood for his fiddles himself, maple and pine being the kinds used. He fashioned them, planed and polished them, and finally stained them all him self with only the simplest tools, and it is doubtless his careful treatment that makes the pretty tone they produce. It is probable that Colonel NeSmith will be willing to dispose of his fiddles some time, and if so he will doubtless have no difficulty whatever in securing a ready and a profitable market. Order your nuts, candies, fruits and general Xmas con fections from us. We Have an immense and well selected stock. J. FOX’S SONS. How to Roast the Succulent Oyster. Ladies’ Home Journal. Select large oysters and have them scrubbed thoroughly, then place them In the oven in a large tin with the round side of the shells down, so that when they open the liquor will not be lost. As soon as they do open remove the upper shell, sprinkle them with salt, pepper and chopped parsley, add a little butter and serve hot as possible on a bed of water cress. Oysters served in this way make an excellent first course at dinner If ac companied by thin slices of brown bread and butter. DOG SHOW Methodist bazaar, Friday aft ernoon, 3 o’clock, Dec. 20. Good duck shooting at East Lake. If you wish to go to the lake before the trains commence running get permit to ride on light engines that pass up First avenue at 4:50 and 5 a. m. from Bir mingham Railway and Electric company, 303 North Twentieth street. 12-7tf STATE NEWS. Guntersville Democrat: A dead body found floating in the Tennessee .near Lu cas’ ferry, on the 7th, wore a silver ring bearing the initials E. S. J. He was about 5 feet 4 inches tall, heavy set, and of sandy complexion, smooth shaved. His neck and head were bruised, show ing foul play had put him in the river. Jasper Eagle: John Jones, who was so desperately wounded In the four handed duel near Oakman a few weeks ago, was brought in town last Saturday by Wiley Davis and lodged in the county jail. Farm Kilgore, one of the principals, who escaped unhurt, is yet at large, not hav ing surrendered, as it was reported he would do. Scottsboro Progressive Age: Fred Walker was captured after a little foot race and some shooting, at Stevenson, on Wednesday of this week. Fred was carrying on business, it is said, at the old Fort, near Stevenson. It is said that as a “wildcatter,” he was„the oldest rat in the barn. The revenue officers had been after him frequently, but never got him in hand until yesterday. Guntersville Democrat: One thousand acres of the Fennell estate, largely river bottom land, five miles down the river from Guntersville, will be sold at public auction at the court house on January 20. Terms half cash and balance in one year. This sale is made by the heirs of the estate, and will afford a bargain to the purchaser. The property includes much of the land sur veyed off into Manchester town lots sev eral years ago when it was supposed that the Tennessee would have been bridged at Deposit ferry. Mrs. Belle F. Neill of Nashville and Mrs. Mary J. Graham of Manchester are co-administratrix. Tuskaloosa Times: In April, 1894, James Redding, living on the line be tween Tuskaloosa and Pickens counties, Was taken from his home by White Cap pers and badly beaten, and his house re duced to ashes. It appears that Red ding was a witness in the United States court against some men charged with illicit distilling, and these accused par ties and their friends, it Is charged, con stituted the band who perpetrated the above outrage. Recently warrants to the number of twenty were sworn out against the men, and officers are now executing the same. Two of the accused parties, John H. Pate and J. C. Daniels, were brought in yesterday by Deputy United States Marshals Cowart and Hudgins of Birmingham and the balance are expected this week. Pate and Dan iels will be tried before Commissioner Green on the 13th instant. K8ep your feet comfortable and save the doctor’s bills by wearing ihe Pair and Square $3 shoes. J. BLACH & SONS, One Price Cash Clothiers. IMPEACHING HIS OWN WITNESS. One of the Little Trioks of the Gold Stand ard Advocates Unmasked. Secretary Herbert’s reference to the amount of silver coined elnce 1878 and his assertion that the country up to 1860 never had within 60 per cent as much money per capita as now, are much like the arguments of Patterson and Carlisle. They first slur the ’’50 cent dollar” and declare that It owes Its purchasing power to the fact that the country is on on a gold basis, and that somewhere or somehow the credit of the government upholds the "50 cent dollar” and makes It as valuable as the gold dollar. Now, Mr. Editor, if the silver dollar does owe Its par value to the govern ment’s policy of parity, it must be for the reason that the government is ac tually responsible for the redemption In real money—that is, gold—of the 550,000, 000 silver dollars coined. If this be true, then the silver dollars to which Mr. Hers bert points are each and every one of them an evidence of debt due their re spective holders by the general govern ment. The coin certificates and green backs and gold certificates are likewise proofs of government Indebtedness, and the secretary has no better ground for referring to them as money than a pri vate individual would have for calling his outstanding notes and obligations so much available capital for business pur poses. If the contention of the gold bugs as to silver be true, then the only real money In the country Is the gold coin. The most liberal estimate will hardly place the total sum of gold at more’than $600, 000,000, while there are many who think $300,000,000 would amply cover the entire stock. But, accepting the former esti mate as correct, we must take there from the gold reserve of $100,000,0000, the $120,000,000 stored away In the banks and perhaps $50,000 hoarded away in small sums. This would leave but $430,000,000 of real money in actual circulation, or a trifle less than $6.50 per capita. The gold standard advocates are con stantly working this little trick. They point with a flourish to the large per capita in circulation, tell us there Is more money than ever before and that $550,000,000 of that money Is In silver, and straight upon the heels of this In sist that this silver isn’t real primary money, but owes its value to the guar antee of the government. Ordinarily a man Is not permitted to impeach his own witness, but neither law nor equity seems to exert any restraining or whole some influence upon the gold bug.—O. P. Q. In New Orleans Times-Democrat. Oyster cocktails at the Met ropolitan bar. 11-1 a-tf A VAIN BETRAYAL. HOW THE NEW YORK CUSTOM HOUSE INSPECTORS MADE $4,000. How an Old German’s Effort to Smuggle In a Lot of Diamonds Was Frustrated. Conditions Which the Son-in-law Inform er Had Mot the Nerve to Face. “Years ago,” said an old secret scrvloo man, “I was in business in New York. Men at my trade as a detective hear all sorts of storios, some of them long after tho knowledge will do any good. Never theless now and then thoso yarns form curious bits of history. Not long ago a gentleman from the inside was telling mo a bit of tho unwritten history of tho New York custom house. What he related tfiok place ovor 20 years ago—in fact, not long after tho war. Ho was explaining how money was made inside the customs linos. “ ‘A friond of mino,’ said that gontle man, ‘was ono of the inspectors in tho New York offico. His business was to go aboard boats, ransack tho trunks of pas sengers and overhuul the effects of immi grants. In other words, ho was to look out for smugglers. This was in 1800. “ ‘One day his chief came to him and said: “You meet such and such n ship when she comes in. She’s at tho Narrows now. Tako with you ono of the women of our offioe, bocauso you will have to searoh u German girl who is aboard the boat. This girl will bo with her father, whoso namo is .Schmidt, and who oomos from Bremen. Ho has nothing on him or about him that is wrong, but tho girl has a whole handful of diamonds dono up in her back hair. You have tho inspectress who is with you to search the girl and have her finally And the diamonds in her chignon. Don’t bungle tho job nor go straight to tho diamonds as If you know whore they wero. I want the discovery to como along in a regular way and nothing dono to in dicate that wo have had any pointer as to the folks and their diamonds.” “‘Thoro was no time,’ continued my friend, ‘to ask any questions as to how my chief knew of the whereabouts of this plant of diamonds. I took tho woman in spector, as ho directed hie, and wo went aboard the boat and quickly found our passengers from Bremen. Tills Schmidt nau ocen lurmor uoscriuou 10 mo uy my chief as having only ono oyo, so ho was easy to pick out. I searched tho old man in a careful way, and the woman with mo took the girl into a stateroom, and after fooling away ton minutes in a protended search finally discovered tho diamonds In her waterfall, as tho peculiar coiffure of that day was termod. “ ‘Of course wo took possession of tho diamonds and put the old Gorman and his daughter under arrest,. It was a sore blow, and thoy wailed and wept and boat their bosoms mightily. “ 'As we always did at that time, wo contented ourselves with confiscating the diamonds. Of course I made a bluff. I told the old man and his daughter they were under arrest, but that I would lot them go for the night. The next day thoy must return at 10 o’clock to tho customs offleo, when wo would send them to tho penitentiary for anywhere from 10 to 20 years. “ ‘This last, I say, was only a bluff, however, and tho people nevor came back, as we hotl evory reason to suppose would be tho case. We hod no time to try crim inals and usually contentod ourselves with confiscating tho goods which they at tempted to smuggle, and as theso wore generally very valuable it was punishment enough. “ ‘Whon I found my chief, I told him I had the diamonds all safe enough and had glvon tho old German and his daugh ter such a scare tliut uouo of us nood ox pect to see cither of them again. Then I, asked him how ho knew so acourutely about the diamonds. “‘My chief told mo that his informa tion came from tho son-in-law of tho old man. It seems that tho old Gorman had two daughters. The older ono was mar ried and already in this country, living in New York city. Tho youngor girl, when she and her father got ready to come over,' wrote the othor how they had turned all of their property Into diamonds, which oould be bought at a low figure in Europe, and on account of the tariff sold for double the money hore, and how she proposod to ooncoal them in her hair in order to smug gle them ashore. “ ‘Naturally the cider sister told her husband, nnd it was he who informed my chlof. Wlmt was his objoctf Why, tho Infernal rascal expected to got 46 per cent of tho proceeds of the confiscated property when sold, lK<lng the amount which, in that day, went to the Informer. “ ‘I couldn't for tho life of me see where my chief and myself and tho other boys in the custom house were going to get any part of the proceeds of these diamonds. They were of courso reported to the offico as confiscated, and tliolr sale would duly take plaoe, but with the reptilo son-in-law getting 46 percent as informer and Uncle Sam theothc. 46 uor cent as conflsoator, I couldn’t *ec wo’d got in. But iny chief, wlm '■ ' -v intelligent man, bade me be of Kmatuietu'. Ho had a plan which he was oonliu.i.i .vould work. “ ‘At one of the sales which the custom house periodically holds tho old German's diamonds were duly hawked off. We had not soen either him or his daughter since 1 turned them loose on the wharf, although we knew from tits son-in-law that they were at tho houso lu New Vork, very much overcome with their loss and tho foar of being punished as smugglers, a fear which he very much fed, by tho way, by lolling them some awful stories of what happened to pcoplo who wore caught trying to beat tho custom houso. Tho diamonds, when sold, if I remember correctly, were takon by Tiffany and brought between $9,000 and $10,000. Tho share duo the informer was over $1,000. “ ‘Tlio amount duo to tho govornmont was turned ovor, and shortly-following the faithless son-in-law camu skulking into get his share of tho money. “ ‘ “Cortainly,” ropliod my ohief, “you’re the lnformor, and tho money's yours. Thero is something over $4,000 oomiug to you. But I propose to have witnesses when It is paid ovor. I will puy it to you any tlmo when you bring your wife and her sister and your father-in-law with you to seo it dono. I intend that they shall witness this transaction and learn just oxnctly what sort of a our you are.” “ ‘Tho son-in-law informer crept nway and novor returned. IIo oouldn't face tho conditions whloh made his obtaining the money possible. It was not lost, how ever. You may bo sure it wont to good people, who know how to use it.' Washington Post. Clown was at first a tattooed person. In Britain and Franco tho country pooplo re tained tho habit of tattooing or of paint ing thefacos in Imitation of tattooing long after it had been abandoned in the cities. bLUEBERRY PIE. Of All New England’s Fine Things Thera Is None Bettor. These old New England pnsturee and hillsides, what amazing secrets aro locked up in their rugged bosoms—moro wondor ful by far than all tho dreams of alchemy I Who, to look at them, would over predict the marvelous things they produce for us, season after season? And of all the fine things with which they annually present us none is hotter than tho bluoborry, a simple, unaffected fruit, both in growth and appearance, yet remarkably satisfying to tho human taste. Gathered by a strag gling but tireless army of sunbonneted and straw hattod piokors, this crystallized nectar of the hills is sent abroad through tho land into homos of both rich and poor —a welcome guosi evorywucre. And of all tho lino things to which the bluoborry contributes or into which it is made who that'was unacquainted with such mystorles could over hnve predicted such a delcctablo dish as blueberry ploP Not tho pie of commorco of course, nor the restaurant pio, nor yot the hotel pio, but tho pio your mother used to make or which your wifo or your sister can mako now If they have not been cheated of their New England heritage of knowing how to oook. A dainty, brown, flaky orust has the gen uine bluoborry pio. It is mnflo up in n dish not too deep—"just deep enough”— which holds, undor this hope quickening orust, a lako of purple, mouth watering, soul onsnaring fruit—a halt liquid quug miro in which tho plump blue spheres buvo drowned thomsolves in tholr own richnoss. Tho blucborry has a doliente but dis tlnot flavor of its own, which should never be smotliorcd by mixing with auy othors in n pie. Uniting happily and nat urally with the sugar, it forms n delicious sirup whloh no undor crust ought to bo allowed to absorb. For perfect success a subtle balance of pnrts is needed, not too much crust, not too little fruit and sirup, the exact adjustment of which is rnroly compassed by uuy but a nativo Now Eng landor—It is bred in tho bono. Thoro is, too, but ono timo to cat bluoborry pio, and that is when it has been out of the ovon just half an hour. At exactly this moment a wholo ono is just enough for a well man.—Boston Trnnsorlpt. Practical Instruction. In Australia tho school children are all taught what to do if bitten by a snake. This drill Is rendered nocessury by tho fact that all the Australian snakes are venom ous, and they nro almost ns common as in India. Tho reason why fntalitlos are loss is becauso tho snakes are comparatively ■mall and are timid. In Gormany the wails of the schoolrooms aro hung with maps of difforont species of pestiferous woods. Thoro are colored plates of weeds In all stages of growth and also the way in which the seeds are scattered and propugated.—Brooklyn Eagle. The Blossoms Covered Them. Among tho reminiscences of tho Grand Army of tho Republic was recalled a sin gular inoidont at Shiloh, whore the dead were laid in a poach orchard, and tho det onations of tho artillery, having shaken off tho blossoms, veiled tholr bodies with the doliente petals. A theme for a poot.— Bostun Transcript. Peculiar Case of Fire. A peculiar case of Are on shipboard was that whloh damaged the bark Annie Staf ford at Dieppe, France, reoently, tho facts in the case having been learned at tho in vestigation into the Are. It seems that the . vossol carried os ballast about 60 tons of flint stones. While lying light alongside the quay tho vessel pitohod and rolled, and this produced friction between tho stones, which Is said to have caused a spark or sparks which ignited tho colling. As the bark had previously carried cargoes of pe troleum, the interior woodwork was nnt ur_l!v L-i flue condition for taking flv.