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VOL Ill** NO. VII.
/our Liver?
Is the Oriental salutation,
knowing that good health
cannot exist without a
healthy Liver. When the
Liver is torpid the How
els are sluggish and con
stipated, the food lies
in the stomach undigest
ed. poisoning the blood;
frequent headache ensues;
a feeling of lassitude, de
spondency aud nervous
ness indicate how the
whole system is deranged.
Simmons Liver Regulator
has been the means of re
storing more people to
health aud happiness by
giving them a healthy
Liver than any agency
known on earth. It net*
with extraordinary power
and efficacy.
As a general family remedy for Dys
i>f|>sia. Torpid laverj Constipation, etc..
I hardly ever us** anything else, and
have never been disappointed in the ef
fect produced; it seem* to Ik* ,.*r.i >st a
perfect cure for all diseases of the stom
ach ami Rowels. •
\V. J. McEi.roy, Macon. CSa.
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sued txitt.esof Swift* Su> iu<\ she wan Mttirely
relieved aud restored to hca.th. Thu wae thre*
ren's aao anti there has been no return of the dta
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Sparta, Ga., June 5,
T*,wnn Blood and Skin 1 leases mailed fee.
vS*£l??Sr£. “ Co . Drawer S. Atlanta. Ga.
•f \V. 33d St . N. Y •
Merchant Tailoring.
Berryville, Virginia,
carries a full line of
Fine Woolens.
Fancy Cassimeres,
Silk Mixed anil Fancy mMcils,
Ji?‘ All work guaranteed to Ik* as rep
resented, anti -t-eli;.-- in lit and style. |
J Having employed a cutter, who 1
is a graduate of the John \! itchcl Cut
ting School t*f N. x\ York, feel confident
in oftenim <>ur ser\ ices to the eitiaena of
Jetlerson that we e iu sixentire -atis
faeiioii ami will iw every mean- ingive
our work a high reputation.
Sn / is friction a a n i'(t a tee/1.
»|>rA'lt* tv.
to sell for the HOOKKU NCRSKRIES.
Established K5'». Permanent employ
ment. Salary ami Expenses or Liberal
Pouiinissitms paid. Experience not ne
cessary. Apply at nnro.
febiVJm. Rochester, N. A*.
«9 Randolph 5*t.. Chlcajfo, keep t bis pap*, r on file
and are authomt.d to Mft'tjrBYICEQC
oake contracts with r3U # C*11 Ms"Ct
A Terrible Conflict Between Jealous
Lions—A Lioness’ Fight for Life.
Itobert Bane, In Courier-Journal.
Only those who have experienced
it can realize the excitement caused
by witnessing a hand-to-hand con
flict between two savage, untamed
beasts. 1 have witnessed buil-lights
iu Mexico, and seen a python crush
the life out of a calf in South Amer
ica, but never gazed on a more
thrilling episode than on one hot
Algerian night at a water-pool about
200 miles in the interior. Beside
the pool were several trees of fair
size, in the branches of one of which
had been pi iced a small platform,
hiilden among the clustered leaves,
from which hiding place it was con
venient to shoot any animals that
might come to the pool to drink
during the night. Thither repaired,
one evening soon after sundown,
Maccoyvoy and myself, accompanied
by his Arab servant, a young fellow
named Asilla, who bore our spare
guns and acted as general factotum
for both on expeditions of this
nature. It is difficult for me, in my
1 cooler moments, to climb a tree, and
the smooth, straight stem proved
extremely troublesome to swarm.
However, with the help of Mae and
Asilla, I urauaged it. and secured a
comfortable perch. They followed
with great facility, being both slight,
j active men, and at once made the
guns ready.
The moon rose gradually, and I
had a gimd opportunity to study
perfect silence. Nothing can be
more deeply silent than a still night
in the desert. As there is little or
no vegetation on these vast oceans
of sand, there is uo insect life, and
for several hours after the tnoou rose
absolute silence reigned. We did
not speak. There was no wind. It
seemed as if there was no living
thing in that widespread expanse of
country. 1 was beginning to feel
sleepy and nod frequently, when a
prolonged roar sounded close at
hand. In an instant we were wide
awake and grasped our guns nerous
Iv. At the next instant the roar was
answered from a location immedi
ately beneath us. On lookiug down
we saw a lioness, lying on her belly,
her head between her paws, and her
loug tail waving luxuriously to and
fro. She looked like a huge cat on
joying some pleasure?! ble sensation.
Almost instantly a third “woof!
woof!” sounded at our backs. “Gad,
Doe!” breathed Mac, **we are in for
a bay to-night!” and a moment later
two magnificent males stopped slow
ly and majestically into view. The
female continued to purr and wave
her tail gently.
As soon as the two lions spied
each other, they prepared for action.
Slowly and carefully the} neared
each other, the lioness meanwhile
watching them as a cat does a
mouse, ('loser and closer they drew,
while we, spellbound, reserved our
fire to witness the terrible duel that
was impending.
And now they crouch, and with
mutual roars of rage spring at each
other, and, meeting in midleap, fall,
biting and tearing to the earth. We
can bear their bones crush between
their powerful jaws like egg shells
beneath a man's boot heel. The
lioness, maintaining her tranquil at
titude, watched the conflict, as it
seemed to my excited eyes, with a
devilish smile on her face. Over
and over they rolled, while the sick
eu'ng sound of champing bones filled
the air, mingled with their frantic
roaring and the movement of their
bodies as they thrashed through the
whirling sand. By this time my
nerves were so wrought up that I
could stand the terrific spectacle no
longer, and taking deliberate aim at
the lioness, behind her shoulder
blade, I let fly. Above the rumble
of the smooth-boro sounded the
shriek of the lioness, as the heavy
ball crashed into her vitals. The
two duelists at once ceased their en
counter, and, as one of them turned,
he received Maccovoy’s ritle bullet
in the head, the missile piercing the
hollow of the eye where the skuif is
weak and entering the brain? death
was almost instantaneous. The
other male with a thundering
“woof!” gave a mighty spring and
landed half way up the tree trunk,
nearly shaking us from our perch.
Asilla hastily discharged one of the •
spare guns slap bang in his face
but probably the charge ouly grazed
him, for falling back he disappeared
into the darkness toward where the *
moans of the lioness grew fainter
and fainter every moment.
The moon being on the wane,after
all sounds had ceased we returned
to camp, with many promises to |
each other to take up ‘.lie spoor of
our wounded enemies i:i the morn
ing and track them to their death.
Accordingly, at daybreak, with a
party of fifty Arab neuters, we re
turned to the “stand” and were soon
on the spoor of the wounded lioness.
The sand was torn up for quit.- r*
space, as if the animal had stiffen'd,
terrible agony, and following the j
trail for at least nine miles, the dogs |
gave tongue at a tamcrisk brake.
1 that extended on three sides of quite
a brackish body of water. Some
four or five of the dogs, of better
blood thau the average Arab cur,
i dashed into the tangle, and the next
instant we had the satisfaction ot
seeing the mangled remains of one
Hung up in the air, from about the
| center of the patch. A chorus of
ye'ps and snarlings now set in, and
one disconsolate cur limped pain
fully out, his ribs bare of flesh where
. the lioness’ paw had struck him.
We were now in a predicament.
Alter an hour’s infernal clatter by
the beaters we were as far from get
ting her royal highness out as ever,
for show herself she would not. “If
the lainerisk is only dry enough,”
quoth Mac, “we can soon stnoke her
out,” and he galloped around
. through the beaters, and soon a vol
• ley of flaming torches'rained into
the brake. This fetched her. She
made a gallant charge out and al
i most up to us before we gave her all
four barrels. It stopped her. and
for a moment the noble beast seemed
stunned. Then as the smoke cleared
away, we saw her return to the shel
ter. More torches were thrown in,
and four separate times did the des
perate lioness charge us danntlessly,
and receive our fire before finally
biting the dust.
She had eleven bullet holes in her,
1 besides the smashed shoulder-blade
I had given her the night before.
With tliat bullet in her, (which had
| passed through her and lay against
her ribs on the opposite side to that
I it had entered) she had traveled
nearly nine miles, had made five de
termined rushes, killed and disabled
four dogs, and died like the heroine
she was, in mid-charge. And Mae
covoy, turning to rue, asked: ‘ Doc
tor, do you still hold to the opinion
that a lion is no better than a big
dog?” And I con 1<1 find uo answer
save words of praise for the noble
creature that lay dead before us.
Too much time had elapsed for us to
track the other lion successfully, the
spoor having been obliterated by the
feet of other game. But two lions
out of three is not such bad work
for twenty-four hours, after all, and
we returned to camp fully satisfied
with our day’s sport.
Gaining a Title by Cutting Corns and
Losing It by a Pistol-Shot.
Chicago News.
I Prince Molistani, a member cf a
well-known Neapolitan family, com
mitted suicide October 6, after see
ing his name posted as a defaulter
at his club because of his failure to
pay his losses at gambling, says the
Aryonmit. The nobility of the .Mo
listani family is of comparatively
recently creation. King “Bomba'’ of
Naples was very free-banded in IiU
creation of titles, the number of per
sons whom he raised to princely or
noble rank being something quite
extraordinary. It is reported that
on one occasion he pacified a turbu
lent mol) of insurgent lazzaroni,wbo,
bent on violence, had assembled be
fore the royal palace, by suddcul}*
appearing on the balcony and shout
ing out at the top of liis voice:
“Pasta, basta; sietetutti inarchesi!”
(Enough, enough; I create you all
marquises!) As the great French
novelist, Elexander Dumas, very
rightly remarked, Naples is so over
1 crowded with princes and nobles
that it is more distingue to be even
a peddler there than one of the
former. King “Pemba” was ex
eeedingly kind to his personal ad
1 herents, especially when he was able
to be so without disbursing money.
Among his favorite attendants was
a young man who tilled the humble
yet confidential office of chiropodist.
So highly did the monarch appre
ciate his services that he conferred
upon him the title of Prince Molis
tani. On the expulsion of the Bour
bons from Naples the newly-created
Prince followed the present ex-King
into exile and made his way to Par
is, where he soon became a thorough
boulevardier. Gradually he drop
ped out of the more reputable clubs
and became known as one who
walked in somewhat shady paths.
It is reported that he was an unsuc
cessful rival of his countryman,
Prince Colonna, for the hand of
.miss r.va .MacKav. me cmci reve
nue which supports many of the
Paris clubs is u tax derived from
gambling. The custom is when a
man does not pay his debts to write
his name on a piece of white paper
and to paste it on the mirror in the
card-room. When Prince Molistani
came into the club on a recent after
noon lie walked up to the mirror,
looked closely at the name, then
picked up his hat, walked away
without saying a word to anybody,
and went home. Then he put a re
volver to his right temple and blew
out his brains. He gambled away
the last dollar of a fortune of $100,
000, inherited six years ago, and
has since lived like a man with an
income of $100,000 a year on his
wits. He was nicknamed “Melisse
des Cannes,” and was a fragile,deli
cate fellow, with tin* haggard faceot
a confirmed card-player who had
lost more than he had made. He
was found dead beside a little table
on which were letters to creditors
and friends. Among the letters was
one t<» the ex-King and Queen of'


National Weekly.
An account-book of 1826. or sixty
j years ago, shows some of the prices
of our ancestors, and gives us food
for thought in comparing them with
the prices of to-day. The location
! was Rochester, X. Y., and the ac
counts were of a general character,
j As ladies should always come first I
will begin on their goods: Calico, 31
i cents per yard; ginghams, 40 cents;
llannels, 50 cents; dress silks were
, from $1 to $3 per yard; ladies’ shoes,
$1.50 per pair; men’s boots from $3
to $5 per pair; ladies’ bonnets were
! then seldom changed in style or
| lashion, and prices ranged from $1
| to $8. Elias Howe, the inventor of
sewing machines, was then unheard
of, and tailors received for making
coats from 75 cents to $3 each. Pants
and vests were each got up in the
then prevailing style for fioin 25 to
50 eents each. The hero of these
accounts was then a bachelor some
1 30 years of age, and several entries
, .-how where 50 cents per dozen was
j the price paid for laundry work.
Old folks will rc-incml>er ‘‘dickies,”
' a sort of false shirt front, which are
in severa' places charged 40 cents
each. Of building material bricks
are quoted at $6 per M.; clear pine
lumber at $10 per 31.; nails, 12 cents
per pound; glass, 8x10 light, 15
I cents; lime per bushel. 15 cents;
hauling with team per day, $1.75.
Laborers’ wages were 60 to -10 cents
per day. Stonemasons, bricklayers
i and carpenters are in several places
in the hook credited with work at
$1.50 per da}\ Hoard for working
men 9 cents per meal, or $1.75 per
week. Smoked hams were 7 cents
per pound; fresh beef, 4 cents; fresh
pork, 31 eents; mutton, by the quar
ter,22 cents; butter, 15 cents; eggs,
121 eents per dozeu; potatoes, 25
cents per bushel; coffee, 20 cents;
1 tea, Young Hyson,$1.40 per pound;
rice, 6 cents; sugar, 7 cents; molas
ses, 40 cents per gallon; maple mo
lasses and sugar were quoted at
about same prices; salt, 70 cents per
bushel; “locofoco” matches, 25 cents
I per box, lor about as many as are
j now sold for 3 cents, and very few
j appeared to be sold, as tinder and
! steel were rcTiecT on for fire. Why
the matches were called “locofoco” I
have never understood, but presume
some of our old grandsires coaid tell.
Coal for fuel was not then used, and
I four-foot cord wood is in several
places charged for at £1 per cord.
Cooking-stoves were then just com
ing in use of the “Horseblock” pat
; tern, and cost $18 each. Torn was
' (15 cents per bushel. Flour fluctua*
■ ted from $4 to $10 per barrel, but
the average was nearer the former
! price. Tobacco sold at 40 cents per
pound, and cigars appear to have
been unknown, at least none are
i charged. Whiskey—not our mod
I ern tanglefoot, but good—was 35
1 cents per gallon. Santa Cruz, .Ja
maica, Porto Rico and various kinds
! of rum were from 50 cents to $1 per
gallon. “Blackstrap,” a favorite old
j time beverage, commanded $1 per
! gallon, and was the favorite tipple
for “general training day,” as the
| day for general muster of the State
I militia was called.and which in those
! days was a roaring farce. Ann ng
| the items of the spring of 1827 is one
as follows: “Rer. William Patterson,
| (Y. * By service at wedding, $5,” and
| about the same time 11 r. P. is charg
ed “One hat, $5,” from which it is
presumed that those were the ruling
prices for these necessaries of life. ,
Money was of gold, silver and paper,
as to day, but was very scarce, and
“barter or trade” was mostly used in
Only the larger cities and towns
had their own newspapers, and the
news was stale. Postage ou letters
was 124. 18$, or 25 cents per letter,
according to the distance carried,
and stamps were unknown tor near
twenty years after. At the option of
the sender postage on letters could
be prepaid or not. and right here one
of the most highly esteemed old la- j
dies of this country one day received
notice of a letter with “25 cents due”
that was hold in the Post Office for
her. Not having the money.she her
self killed and -kinned a calf, selling
the hide to a tanner far 25 cents to
redeem the letter.
The actual condition of the labor*
ing classes in parts of Germany is
fairly indicated by the rcsult> of an
inquiry made by the inspector for
the Leipsie district as to th.* <•<». of
living in Leipsie. The cost, it is
shown, is small, though it is fully \
tip to income. Sixteen heads of
workingmen's families, who were
designated by their employers as
orderly persons, gave to the inspect
or the items of their annual expen 1
iture, so that there can be uo ques
tion, it may be presumed, as to the
correctness of the figures presented.
For a family o( eight persons the
total annual outgo in one case was
$222.81, made up as follows: Bread.
$54.45; wheat bread, $10.71; floor,
$2.38; potatoes. $11.13; rice and
vegetables, $3.57; salt, $1.07; cof
fee and chicory, $9.28; beer, tobaccc
and brandy, $2.79; milk and curds,
$6.20; butter, $26.52; meat, $26.18;
oil arid soap, $7.14; house rent, $15.
70; school tax, $4.45; local and
State income tax, $1.82; dues to in
valid fund, $3.71; insurance against
fire, 97 cents; coal, $12.37; wood,
$1.90; bedding and towels, $7.61;
school books and writing materials,
$2.14; shoes, $3.57; clothing, $3.57;
chimney sweeper, 17 cents; various
housekeeping articles, $3.33. The
income of the head of the house in
this case was really $3.68 a week, or
$191.82 a year, leaving about $30 to
We made up by the family iu some
way. Articles of nearly every kind,
except, perhaps, meat and other edi
bles, arc much cheaper in Germany
than in this country, so that $222
would go a good deal further there
than here. Still, with every allow
ance for a lower range of prices, it
is evident that life for eight persons
having but $222 a year would be
next to starvation. Another case is
that of a carpenter and wife who
have an income of $251.23 a year
and live on $235.76. Their exist
ence would be less pinched, of
course, than that of the family just
mentioned, but it could hardly have
been very comfortable. They had.
however, $30.94 of pocket money,
besides $10 of surplus after paying
$6.40 in taxes and $5.32 of dues to
invalid funds. The scale of living
was low, but they adapted them
selves to it, and managed to lav by
a little for the rainy day. The
American carpenters’ daily wages in
1880,according to our census, ranged
from $1.90 in Massachusetts to $2.
25 in Illinois, the prevailing rate
being $2 per day, or $626 per annum.
The advantage of the American
wage-rate over the German is obvi
ously very great—too great to be
overcome by the difference in rent,
price of commodities, etc., in favor
of Germany. The United States is
the better country to live in.
! Speech of I). 15. DuftieM at Detroit.
First, That Prohibition is not pro
hibitive, and, in the nature of things,
; cannot be prohibitive.
Second, That there is a better
and more effective way of dealing
with the liquor traffic, and that is
by taxation and regulation, for the
, reasons that:
’ It reduces the number of dealers.
! It puts annually into the county
treasuries of the State over $1,000,
It gives us quiet Sabbaths and
( holidays.
It enforces penalties in advance
without the cost of prosecution or
risk of collection.
It is prohibitory wherever the peo
; pic desire it to be.
It regulates where Prohibition
would result only in free whisky.
It is not a license, but it is better
than a license. It burdens and de:
prives tilt; trade of its profits.
It is supported by the best men
’ and the best minds of the East. It
j is progressive, while Prohibition
would be retrogressive.
It is protective of the laborer and
Ins wages, and, what is better, of his
family and children.
It has been approved by the peo
ple of this State for over twelve
! years past, and there is no good rea
: sou why it should now he abandoned.
From “Perley’s Reminiscences of Sixty
Years in the National Metropolis.”
Before leaving his rural home iti
Tennessee, General Jackson hail
been afllictcd bj the sudden death
of his wife. “Aunt Rachel,” as
Mrs. Jackson was called by her hus
band's personal triends, had accom
panied him to Washington when he
was there as a Senator Irom Tennes
see. She was a short, stout, unatrac
tive and uneducated woman, though
greatly endeared to General Jack
son. While he had been in the
army she had carefully managed his
plantation, his slaves and his money
matters, and her devotion to him
knew no bounds. Her happiness
was centered in his, and it was her
chiet desire to sinoKe tier corn-coD
pipe in peace at his side. When
told that be had been elected presi
dent of the United States, she re
plied: -Well, for Mr. Jackson’s
sake I am glad of it, but for myself
I am not.” A few weeks later she
was arrayed for the grave in a white
satin costume which she had pro
vided herself with to wear at the
White House. After her funeral her
sorrow-stricken husband came to
Washington with a stern determina
tion to punish those who had ma
ligned her during the preceding
campaign. Having b**en told that
President Adams had sanctioned
the publication of the slanders, he
did not call at the White House, in
accordance with usage, but paid
daily visits to his old friends in the
War Department. Mr. Adams, stang
bv this neglect, determined not to
play the part of the conquered lead
er of the inauguration, and quietly
removed to the house of Commodore
■ porter, iu the suburbs, on the morn
ing of the 3rd of March.
Cor. N. Y. Tribune.
When a man chases a squirrel around
a tree, he goes around the tree but doei
he go around the squirrel?
The confusion exhibited in th«
squirrel question, inclines me to
propose the following elucidation,
which I believe and claim is the true
answer to the question: The man cer
tainly goes around the squirrel. The
outer of the two men on the lever oi
the vertical windlass goes around
the other. If a house were rotating
on a turntable and a man at the front
door walked around with the house
he would go around the house with
out seeing the hack door. Any
point in the tire of a wheel goes
around one and every point in the
hub. This, the simplest case, illus
trates all. The point in the tire is
at one time above the point in the
hub, at another it is directly in front,
having meantime occupied all inter
mediate positions; then it is below,
having occupied all intermediate po
sitions between points 2 and 3; then
it is behind; then it is again above,
having occupied all intermediate po
sitions! The point in the tire has
passed around the point in the hub.
The only sets of points in the wheel
among which there is no going round
another are those which are equally
distant from the centre. These of
course follow each other in the same
track. Going around a thing does
not necessitate holding successive
positions on all sides of it. More
over a squirrel is not the point of a
squirrel, nor the back of bim, nor
his right side, nor his left side. The
squirrel is the individual squirrel.
If as the man goes one way the squir
! rel should go the other way around
; the tree, the man would twice be be
i fore the face, the back, and the right
and left sides of the squirrel, but he
j would go around the squirrel only
1 once. If while the man went around
j the tree once the squirrel should go
around half a dozen times the man
would occupy relations to the several
sides of the squirrel about half a
dozen times (varying with the direc
tion the squirrel goes), but the man
i would go around the squirrel only
once. In the original question pro
posed, the man has been successive
ly and un.nterruptcdly on the north,
east, south, west, and again north of
the squirrel, and has held meantime
all intermediate positions success
ively. Without regard to the posi
1 tionor movements of the squirrel lie
has gone around the squirrel.
The origin of the game of chess is
; lost in antiquity; but this much is
j certainly known, that it is of very
ancient origin. There have been
man)’ learned speculations on the
subject, and the invention variously
ascribed to the Greeks, Homans,
Egyptians, Jews, Persians, Chinese,
I Hindus and several other nations or
. races, and some persons have even
i attempted to fix upon the particular
j individual; thus, King Solomen,
i Xerxes, Aristotle, Shem, Japhet,and
many others have been brought for
ward in this connection. It seems
! most probable, however, that it had
! its origin among the Hindus.
From India the game of chess was
i carried over to Persia, and from the
Persians it passed to the Arabians,
after they took i>ossession of Persia,
in the seventh century, from whom
j either directly or indirectly, it came
to Euiope. Just what time it came
to Europe cannot be stated, but it
; was either in or before the eleventh
, century.
It was formerly thought that
cards were invented by Jaequemin
Gringonneur for the amusement of
Charles VI, of France, daring those
attacks of the malady which at last
brought him to the grave. This
conclusion was reached from an en- j
trv in the account book for 1392 or j
1393 of the treasurer of Charles VI,
of France, recording the payment to
Jaequemin, Gringonneur of a sum
fora making pack of cards: but the
payment is clearly for painting,
not for inventing them. The Chi
nese claim that cards were invented :
in 1120, A. I)., in that country. In
India there is a tradition that cards
have been in use there from time
immemorial, and that the)' were in
vented by the Brahmins. The out
come of all the researches in this
direction is in favor of the presump
tion of the Asiatic origin of cards.
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One of our brilliant college youths
was heard complaining lately in the
presence of the family about how
difficult he found it to behave when
in society with as much ease and
gracefulness as he could wish.
“Why,” he said at last, with a look
of the utmost self humiliation on
his face, “if you'll believe me, I get
so at times that I do not know what
to do with my hands. Then the
youngest member of the family,who
cared little for society and less for
his elders, brought’ down the house
by remarking heartlessly, “Why
don’t you wash them?’—Harper's
That salt should be eaten with
nuts to aid digestion.
That milk which stands too long
makes bitter butter.
That rusty flat-irons should he
rubbed over with beeswax and lard.
That it rests you in sewing to
change your position frequently.
That a strong hot lemonade taken
at bed time will break up a bad
, cold.
That tough beef is made tender
by laying a few minutes in vinegar
That a little soda will relieve sick
headache caused by indigestion.
That a strong cop of coffee will
remove the odor of onions from the
That a cup of hot water, drunk
before meals will prevent nausea
and dyspepsia.
That well ventilated bed-rooms
will prevent morning headache and
That one in a faint should be laid
on the'flat of his back; then loosen
bis clothes and let him alone.
That consumptive night sweats
may be arrested by sponging the
body nightly in salt water.
That a fever patient can be made
cool and comfortable by frequently
sponging off with soda water.
That to beat eggs quickly, add a
pinch of salt. Salt cools, and cold .
eggs froth rapidly.
That the hair may be kept from
falling out after sickness by a fre
quent application to the scalp of
sage tea.
That you can take out spots from
wash goods by rubbing them with
the yelk of eggs before washing.
That white spots upon varnished
furniture will disappear if you hold
a hot plate over them.
Needful Observances Which no Lady or
Gentleman Will Neglect.
Youth’s Companion.
A young married couple, who hud
been most favorably received by the
best society of the town where they
began housekeeping, were surprised
when, in a year or more, the interest
of their little world, in regard to-them,
had apparently ceased. They receiv •
ed no invitations, and their card
basket was no longer habitually fill
ed. What could be the reason? It
simply lay in the fact that, being
unconventional by nature, and care
less by training, they had been too
uncerimonious in their treatment of
i their acquaintances. They were nh
sorbed in each other's society, and
it was an effort to think of the out
side world. Consequently, although
they were well pleased at receiving
1 calls, they often postponed returning
i them for months, and sometimes
neglected going at all, hoping, mean
time, that people would “call again."
There are certain observance*
which the person who desires to
rank with ladies and gentlemen wiil
not neglect. The rules of etiquette
are not merely arbitrary; ns a gen
eral thing, they are founded upon
convenience or kindliness. To re
turn the first call of a stranger with*
I out delay is to express one’s appro
| ciation of his kindness in paying the
visit. Replying to an invitation
| immediately on receiving it, enables
the sender to nnkc definite plans,
; and is, moreover, a suitaole display
of gratitude for the attention. To
; express one’s thanks for a gift, when
it must be done by letter, without,
allowing one mail.to intervene, is to
make practical demonstration of
one’s pleasure in having received it.
There never yet was a social occasion
in which promptitude failed to be a
virtue, except, perhaps, in the case
of English dinner-parties, where the
guest is expected to arrive after the
specified hour.
Many people are both ignorant of
conventional rules and careless by
nature; but casu al acquantancescan
not be expected to make allowances
for them, on account of these disa
bilities. The offenders against the
rules of society will, on tbo contrary,
probably be classified as rude »*r
“odd,” and, in any case, undesirable
acquaintances The habit of being
“on time” and “up to the mark' is
more easily cultivated iu youth th hi •
when the routine of life has become
firmly Ixed. The boy or girl who
is alive to the demands of others will
become, later in life, polite by nature:
since good habits, fortunately, nmv
become mechanical, as well as ' ■ 1
When rows are fed any kind of
putrefying food the milk is unwhole
some. This is common-sense every
where, and law in New York. The
same law forbids selling tbc milk
taken from a cow fifteen days before
calving and five days after. Distil
lery swill and other fermented foo<l
is also placed under the ban and de
clared to be “impare and un
healthy.” This is getting pretty
close to ensilage.
Cloths dipped into hot potato wa
ter are recommended for immediate
; and complete relief in the severest
cases of rheumatism.

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