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VOL. I. EGO AND ECHO. 1 asked of Echo, t'other day, Whose words arc few and often funny, What to a question she would say Of courtship, love and matrimony. Quoth Echo, plainly; “J latter o' money." Whom should I marry? Should It be A dashing damsel gay and pert, A pattern of consistency, Or selfish, mercenary flirt? Quoth Echo, sharply: “Naryflirt What If. a-woary of the strife That long has lured the gay deceiver, She promised to amend her life And sin no more—can I believe her? Quoth Echo, with decision: “Leave her." But if some maiden with a heart On me should venture to bestow it, Pray, should I act the wiser part To take the treasure or forego It? Quoth Echo, very promptly; “Go it." But what, If seemingly afraid To bind her fate In Hymen’s fetter, She vows she means to die a maid, In answer to ny loving letter? Quoth Echo, very coolly; “Let her." What If, In spite of her disdain, I find my heart entwined about With Cupid's dear, delicious chain, So closely that I can't get out? Quoth Echo, laughingly: “Get out." But If some maid with beauty blest, As pure and fair as Heaven can make her, Will share my labor and my rest Till envious death shall overtake her? Quoth Echo ( sottovoce)! “Take her." —Once a Week. PONDEROUS SAFES. Massive Receptacles for the Keep ing of Precious Jewels. Solid Walls of Steel That the Most Skill ful Burglar Could Not Penetrate in a Shorter Time Than Twelve Hours. Here are 300 teet of showcases, half of them on one side of a long room, and hack of them are as many feet of upright cases stood against the wall. In the rear of the room are more cases, and wherever there is room for them are costly music boxes, bronze statu ettes, and other valuable articles of European and American make. All the showcases are full of jewelry and other articles made of gold and silver. For twenty feet rear the front the cases hold nothing but real diamonds and other precious stones, for the place is a big jeweler’s salesroom up town, where no imitation articles are sold— nothing but real gold and silver and real stones. “What a beautiful field for a burg lar!” was the idea that flashed through the mind of a Sun reporter who en tered the place a few days ago. Not that he contemplated operating in that field; but on looking about the room he could see no sign of a safe or any other strong receptacle— not even such a lit tle iron box as Mr. Russell Sage was recently expected to produce $1,300,- 000 from. “What do you do with your goods at at night?” the reporter asked the pro prietor. “You’ll find it easier to get them in the daytime,” Mr. Jeweler smilingly responded. “But you have some system of secur ing them. Tell me what it is for the information of the public—if it is not a secret.” “There is no secret about it,” the jeweler replied. “Do you see those three cabinets, those black walnut cabinets, against the east wall? We put everything in those at night” “You trust to a black walnut cup board all these cases of gold and diamonds, do you, valued at—at about how much?” “If you take the entire lot,” Mr. Jeweller laughed, “you can have it for $350,000. But come behind the counter with me and let me show you the cabi nets. ” The jeweler led the way to the mid dle of the east side of the room, be tween cases full of diamonds and costly stones on the one hand and upright cases full of silver teapots and travs and sugar bowls on the other hand. “Here,” he said, when the cabinets were reached, “is where we keep every thing at night, except such large arti cles as would not go in. In our busi ness it is not the big things, but the little ones that are valuable. ” They were ordinary looking walnut cabinets, each perhaps seven feet high and five feet wide, and each with fold ing doors, an upper and a lower panel in each door. A boy might break them all open with a hammer in one minute. But Mr. Jeweler threw open one of the pairs of folding doors and disclosed inside an immense safe that seemed to say: “Come on, now, if you’re a burgv lar; let’s see what you can do!” It was one of the polished steel sort, with tre mendous resistance written all over it. “These are called burglar-proof safes,” said the jeweler; “but I need not tell you that no safe is burglar proof. Nothing has been or can be made that cannot be broken, and an expert burglar can open any safe in the world. However, I think these are as nearly burglar proof as any safe in New York. It is merely a question of time with a burglar, and these safes are warranted to resist any attack, except with explosives, for twelve hours. There is not much and an ger from gunpowder or dynamite in such an exposed place, and to operate with tools successfully requires twelve hours.” Ashe spoke he opened the safe doors. Three-fourths of the interior was di vided into shelves, all of- the same beight and breadth. Thj other fourth was taken up by another safe, o.ppa. ently complete in itself. “There is where we keep our moat valuable goods, the diamonds and other very costly articles,” the jeweler con tinued, tapping the small inner safe. “There is one of these inside of each of the large safes, and each small safe is separate and complete in itself, with its own separate combination. If a burglar manages to reach the inside of one of the large safes he still has an other safe to open before he can get the most valuable goods. ” “But what an immense labor it must be to put all these goods in the safes every night and take them out again every morning,” the reporter sug gested. “Not as much as you might think,” Mr. Jeweler replied. “I will show you how it is done. Look at this show case. You see the articles do not lie on the bottom of the case, but on little shallow velvet-lined trays. Those trays are made to fit the showcase, three of them being just the width of the case. The compartments in the safes are made Jo accommodate the trays, each compartment holding two tiers of six trays each. So before closing we have only to slide the trays into the safes, and everything is secured.” “That is very convenient,” the re porter acknowledged, “and it seems to bo very secure.” “Ah, but that is only the first step toward security!” the jeweler ex claimed. “We do not put all our money on one card. You have seen that the safes are as strong as they can be made. That is all that steel can do for us. Now we call in electricity to stand guard. Each safe is connected by sep arate wires with the Burglar Alarm Company. If an explosion or any other jar should move one of them a six teenth of an inch out of its place, a bell would ring in the headquarters of that company, and within ninety sec onds two policemen would be here. If anybody should turn the combina tion knob a hair’s breadth that would have the same effect I used to have the wires run into my sleeping-room, but I found that two or three times a year there would be some trouble with crossing wires, and I would te called out in a hurry in the middle of the night, and it gave mo too much worry. So I had the wires connected with the Burglar Alarm Company, and now when I go home I do not give the goods another thought ” Mr. Jeweler here closed the safe doors and turned the little knob that locks them. “We can lock or unlock them a hun dred times a day,” he continued, “but when we once lock them for the night they are not opened again till next morning. When I set the combination for the night, just before going home, I give an electric signal to the burglar alarm people, and that instant the alarm is set, 4 If I should forget any thing. and should open the safe my self after giving tbs signal, there would be two policemen here in a min ute and a half, exactly the same as though a burglar were at work. Now do you suppose I can go home with an easy mind?” “Perfectly,” the reporter assented; “your goods are certainly safe.” “But that is only the second step to ward security,” Mr. Jeweler said. “Let me show you the third.” He closed the folding doors of the walnut cabinet. “Tap one of those panels with your fingers, please,” he said. The sound that followed was muffled and heavy, entirely unlike the sound made by tapping a thin wooden panel. “These slight cabinets are not as de fenseless as they look,” the jeweler continued. “Those panels are made of pasteboard, and other parts of the cab inets, although of wood on the outside, have pasteboard within.” “And why pasteboard?” the reporter asked. “Because, pasteboard is a better non conductor than wood. The panel you tapped is made of three thicknesses of pasteboard and two thicknesses of tin foil. First there is the outer pasteboard panel, which is stained and grained to imitate walnut; then a layer of tin foil; then a second sheet of pasteboard; then a second layer of tin foil; and finally a third sheet of pasteboard, which forms the back of the panel. The first sheet of tin foil is connected with the positive pole of an electric battery; the second sheet of tin foil is connected with the negative pole of a battery. With the sheet of paste board between them the metallic sheet do not touch, and there is no cir cuit But let a burglar begin to oper ate upon the cabinet, and run a knife or a gimlet or anything else through the panel, and the metallic tool, touch ing both sheets of tin foil, instantly completes the circuit, a bell rings in the burglar alarm office, and two po licemen come, as before.” “Is that all?” the reporter asked. “No, not quite,” Mr. Jeweler smil ingly replied. “Besides these little ap pliances we have a faithful watchman in the store all night. Part of his work is to press a little electric button every half hour from the time we lock the front door at night till we open it in the morning. Thereby he tells the burgular alarm people that he is awake and on duty. If he lets sixty seconds beyond the half hour pass without pressing the button, the two policemen eome to see what is the matter, just as if somebody had tampered with the safes.” There were no more precautions, and the jeweler and the reporter emerged BAY ST. LOUIS, MISS., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1892. f from the inner regions of gold and pro* cions stones. ' "Thank you very much,” said thw re porter. “Goodday,” said the jeweler. “Come again; but always come in the day time.”—N. Y. Sun. A SKELETON PLAYER. The Weird Tate of a Ghostly Visitor Who "Took a Hand.” Scott Bonham tells the following re markable story, and as he is an attorney and member of the board of legislation there can be no doubt as to its veracity: “Some time subsequent to 1839,” said Scott, “myself and several young fel lows caught the gold fever and con cluded to go to California and become millionaires. Wo reached the Eldorado in good condition, and upon the advice of an Indian purchased three hundred acres of land supposed to contain a vein of the coveted metal. After a fruitless search for three weeks in the bowels of the earth we returned one Saturday afternoon to our shanty, and after supper sat down to a social game of poker. “We played all Saturday night, all day Sunday and well into Sunday night, when a terrible storm arose. The thunder crashed around us until our cabin seemed tottering on its frail foundation, but still wo continued to play until the war of the elements grew so terrific that one of our com panions rose from his seat, saying he would play no longer. He had hardly left his place when a flash of lightning more intense in its brilliancy than any before caused us to pause in our play, when, glancing at the face of Jim, who sat opposite the vacant chair, my blood almost stopped circulating at the look of horror on his countenance. His eyes seemed fixed with a glassy stare, and, following the direction in which he looked, I saw a sight. Seated in the chair just vacated was a skeleton, holding in its fleshless fingers five cards, while before it on the table were three or four stacks of checks. ‘Look!’ I exclaimed, in a hoarse whis per. The others did so, and with one impulse we all jumped from our seats and dashed through the door into the storm that was still raging. Huddled together under, a largo tree wo passed the night, and from that day to this I’ve never played a game of cards.”— Cincinnati Enquirer. A BLACKBIRD’S NEST. The Queer Material lifted in Its Construc tion. A young lady, who had a love for flowers, planted in one part of her gar den a selection of choice annuals. Slips of paper, with the name of each plant written upon them, were fixed to sticks placed in the earth Now, it might be supposed that those ticket slips were of no use to anyone; yet, much to the surprise of the lady, two or three disappeared every day, and they appeared to be taken at random. The young lady soon became vexed at this piece of mischief, being convinced that someone was playing a trick on her, and questioned every person in the house and immediate neighbor hood, but all denied any guilty know ledge. One morning the lady had risen earlier than usual, and, looking out of her window into the garden, saw a blackbird hopping about her bed of annuals. There was nothing surpris ing in this, but her astonishment was great when she saw the bird seize one of the tickets with its bill and tug with all its might to get it away from the stick; but this it could not manage to do. Not to be beaten, the bird tried another, and succeeded, and, flying away, disappeared with the prize among the branches of a pear tree. The mystery was cleared up; for the lady, going to the tree, saw that the blackbird had made use of the stolen tickets in building a nest Golden Days. BRAVE MOUNTAINEERS. Butterflies That Mount On Airy Wing to High Altitudes. Bees, the common go-betweens of the loves of the plain, cease to range about a thousand or fifteen hundred feet be low snoui-level. And why? Because it’s too cold for them? Oh, dear, no; on sunny days in early English spring, when the thermometer doesn’t rise above freezing in the shade, you wi’l see both the honey bees and the great black bumble as busy as their conven tional character demands of them among the golden cups of the first tim id crocuses. Give the bee sunshine, indeed, with a temperature just above freezing-point, and he’ll flit about joy ously on his communistic errand. But bees, one must remember, have heavy bodies and relatively small wings; in the rarefied air of mountain heights thef can’t manage to support them selves in the most literal sense. Hence their place in these high stations of the world is taken by the gay and airy but terflies, which have lighter bodies and a much bigger expanse of wing-area to buoy them up. In the valleys and plains the bee competes at an advan tage with the butterflies for all the sweets of life, but in this broad subgla cial belt on the mountain-sides, the butterflies in turn have things all their own way. They flit about like mon archs of all they survey, without a rival in the world to dispute their su premacy.—Popular Science Monthly. --Not All English.—Little Miss Wav upp—“ls your butler English?” Lit tle Miss Highupp— “N—o, but his clothes are. N. Y. Weekly. “PBARXjESS IN AT.T. THINGS.” RELIGIOUS AND EDUCATIONAL. —Miss Lenora Herron, of Dedham, Mass., has been made librarian of Hampton college, Virginia. —Stephen B. Elkins has offered $50,- 000 toward the erection of a Baptist col lege at Clarksburg, W. Va. —At Harvard 319 courses are offered in the liberal arts and sciences. It would take a student forty-four years to complete all these courses. —lmmanuel Deaconess Home (Luth eran), Omaha, Neb., has eight deacon esses at work. The home for deacon esses is now being erected at a cost of $5,000. —Since the unioh in 1870, forty new congregations have been added to the Presbyterian church of England, and the membership in these is about seven thousand. —The presbytery of New York, of the United Presbyterian church, has made a net gain of five hundred and cighty-two members in three years, or a net gain of twenty-five per cent —Mrs. Fannie Garrison Villard, the daughter of William Lloyd Garrison, and the wife of Henry Villard, has presented a bust -of her father to Howard University, in Washington. —Mr. Thomas 11. Swope, a wealthy gentleman of Kansas City and a gradu ate of Center College at Danville, Ky., has sent that institution a check for $35,000, to be used for any purpose des ignated by the faculty. —ln Chicago the Congregationalists have 81 churches and 114 Sunday schools; 50 churches and 74 Sunday schools within the city limits. The ag gregate Congregational membership of the city and suburbs is 11,894. —Chris- tian at Work. —The Society of Friends in England number 15,9(51, as against 15,836 in the previous year. There are 316 meetings, and 148 women ministers, and 306 men ministers. In Ireland the registered members are 3,680, as against 3,687 in the previous year. —James Gilmore, of Cincinnati, is undoubtedly the oldest man now pur suing a course of study at Harvard uni versity. Mr. Gilmore is seventy-seven years old and graduated from Yale in 1845. lie is now at Cambridge taking Prof. Norton’s course in fine arts. —The Congregational Year Book for 1891 gives the number of members of the churches of that name in the United States as 506,883. Massachusetts has one-fifth of that number, or 103,059, and after it follow, in the order of num bers, Connecticut, Now York, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, lowa aud Vermont, these eight states together having more than two-thirds of the active membership and furnishing more than two-thirds of the benevolent contribu tions reported. WIT AND WISDOM. —Truth is violated by falsehood, and it may be equally outraged by silence. —Ammiam. —Volatility of words is carelessness in actions. Words are the wings of ac tions. —Lavater. —The better part of every man’s edu cation is that which he gives himself.— James Russell Lowell —Husband—“We must economize.” Wife.—“ Well, what do you want me to give up?”—N. Y. Press. —A man’s declining years begin at fifty; a woman’s begin from fifteen to eighteen.—Atchison Globe. —Break through this pretense of ex istence; determine what you will be and what you would win.—Ruskin. —A touch of frost on a cranberry and in a pretty girl’s manner impairs the attractiveness of both.—Cape Cod Item. —Ladies are not fond of pugilism, but when they are at the bargain coun ter they are price-fighters.—N. Y. Jour nal. —There’s a great art,” says Mickey Dolan, “in knowin’ what not to know whin yez don’t want to know it.”— Washington Star. —Never speak ill of anybody; you can do just as much execution with a shrug of the shoulders or a significant look.—Milwaukee Sentinel. —lt is-a remarkable fact that the big ger a woman’s bonnet at the theater, the more nearly her head comes to sol ving the problem of perpetual motion. Boston Transcript. —When a man goes wrong, “There is always a woman at the bottom of it’ When a man goes right, we never hear that there is a woman at the top of it, but there is.—Galveston News. —The highest and best in opportunity is shy; it will not force itself on you. It falls at your feet like a winged flow er-seed on a dusty path, and you must be looking for it to see it—Rev. Samuel Johnson. —Let man but speak forth with gen uine earnestness the thought, the emo tion, the actual condition of his own heart, and other men, so strangely are we all knit together by the tie of sym pathy, must and will give heed to him. —Carlyle. —The interpreting power of great en thusiastic men brings out the value of things so that other men can see them. They stand with their need of human sympathy and look from the things which they love and admire to their fellow-men, and cry to them: “Rejoice with us!” —Popular Music.—Piper—l was play ing some classic music at the party the other night at Snobbs’ when the com pany suddenly stampeded. Smith- Why, where did they go? Piper—They went down into the kitchen to hear the cook sing •’Maggie Wurph/s Home,"— Yankee Blade, USEFUL AND SUGGESTIVE. -To restore polish to old furniture take one-fifth kerosene to four-fifths linseed oil; boil for one hour, apply with soft brush or cloth. —Earthern and stoneware jars or crocks should be filled with cold water and put over a slow fire and allowed to come to a boil once or twice before us ing to cook in. —Pop-corn Candy—Boil one cupful of sugar with half a cupful of water and one toaspoonful of butter; cook until it threads and stir in two quarts of pop corn, mix well and make in balls.— Farm and Fireside. —Delicious Cream Muffins.—Beat the whites and yolks of four eggs separate ly. Mix in half a pint of cream and an ounce of butter. Add slowly one pint of flour, pour in muffin-rings, and bake very quickly. —Tablecloths break first in the mid dle, where two folds cross. It is some times expedient to transfer to such a place a center cut from an old napkin and to darn the edges without turning. Such a patch can not be noticed if it is neatly done, and it is worth while sav ing a good cloth. —Sweet Potatoes.—Boil some sweet potatoes, pare them and cut in shapes like the carpels of an orange; lay them in a dish, drop bits of butter over them with a liberal hand, sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon, dredge a little flour over, add a few spoonfuls of hot water and bake brown in a quick oven. They are simply delicious.— American Agriculturist. —Souse. —Clean, and scrape the pigs’ feet and ears; cover them with salt and • water, and let them stand for two days; then turn this water off and cover again with clean salt and water;! let them stand two days longer, then boil about two hours in clean water; when cold, split them, and pour over them boiling vinegar in which there has been thrown a few whole cloves, a piece of stick cinnamon and a handful of salt; they will be ready for use in twenty fours.—Boston Herald. —Spanish Stew.—This is an excellent way to use up tough cold beef. Take two or three pounds of eold moat and cut it into small pieces, put in a stew-pan with a can of tomatoes, two good-sized onions cut in quarters and five or six sticks of maccaroni broken in small pieces. Cover the stew-pan and cook until the mest is reduced to shreds, which will be for three or four hours. If the gravy boils away add boiling water enough to make it the required thickness; season highly be fore serving.—Household Monthly. —Apple Pot Pie. —Pare and slice some apples, line a pot with paste, put in a layer of apples and some sugar, and then another layer of apples and sugar until the vessel is filled. Pour in a little water and cover the top with paste, leave a little opening in the cen ter to allow the steam to escape. Hang the pot over a slow fire, or set it in the oven. When the paste and apples are done, dish it with the side crust at the bottom of the dish, and apples over it and upper crust on top; eat it hot with sweat cream or sauce.—Detroit Free Press. FOR YOUNG VISITORS. Suggestions Regarding Proper Deport, mont While Visiting 1 . First of all you want to learn not to stay too long. There is such a thing, you know, as wearing one’s welcome out, and you certainly do not wish to do that. Then, having discovered ex actly the hours at which the meals are served, you should be on time, and if breakfast is at half-past seven and you have always had it at nine, you must still get up when the call-bell rings and be downstairs half-past seven, looking bright and hungry: and. above all other things, you must not mention that you have been in the habit of breakfasting at a later hour. If you have friends in the same place and they should come to see you and—wo will put it that way have forgotten to ask for your hostess, suggest to them that you will go and ask her if she would not like to meet them. Insist upon this courtesy to her, or else do not return the call made, and ignore any further visits. Then if it’s a house where only one maid is kept, take care of your own bed-room so that you will give as little trouble as pos sible. If some little festivity should be gotten up in your honor turn in and, putting your hand to the wheel, give all the help you possibly can both be fore and after the party. Try and not talk about any subject that is very personal and which will make anyone uncomfortable; and, if your hosts should be rude enough to get into any controversy before you, keep quite quiet, or, what is still bet ter, if you possibly can, leave the room, and later on refuse to discuss the mat ter with anybody. When you go away carry nothing but pleasant recollec tions with you, and forget every family jar and every family secret that you may have heard. Then, indeed, will you always be a welcome visitor, and you will hear some day that your host ess says of you: “I like Dorothy to visit me for she is such a comfortable girl; and my husband and the children are as glad to have her as I am. Never a servant makes a complaint of her causing any trouble, and each one of them is more than glad todo something fftr her. We say, ‘How do you do’ to her with pleasure, and ‘Good-by,’ with regret.” Now that’s what every one of you wants to have said about you when you go a visiting.— Ladie§’ Home Jour a at TERMS: SI.OO Per Annum in Advance. ABOUT VENTILATION. T' Tartans Methods of Providing the lions® With Fresh Air. It has frequently been noticed that there is more danger in winter from diphtheria and various other diseases that depend on noxious vapors for their existence than there is in summer. In fact, the presence of these diseases in dicates the presence of bacillae that must have been bred from some foul source. It would seem natural that summer, when there is so much decay ing matter about, would be the time for such diseases, but we are told that the close atmosphere of the house, and* especially the presence of defective sewerage, are the most fruitful sources of many of these dreaded diseases; that, contrary to the generally con ceived idea, the palace of the rich man, with its elaborate system of water pipes and plumbing, is even more likely than the hovel of the very poor to suffer from some of these diseases. The cracks in the poor man's dwelling and the cold draughts from which he suffers are blessings, though in dis guise, as compared with the super heated and vitiated air and the imper ceptible poison of sewer gas to be •found in the dwelling-houses of the rich, fitted up with all the modern im provements. It may be that a later generation may see the folly of living in houses which are heated so far be yond a wholesome temperature, and learn truly that a simple system of plumbing is the only one that wo have a right to introduce into our everyday life. There are many elegant mansions coiled around with deadly lead pipo in the vicinity of all the living and sleep ing apartments, bringing a sure poison into these homes. With this state of things there is little or no attempt at sufficient ventila tion. The luxurious occupants of such houses shiver at a draught and live in a temperature of from 75 to SO degrees. It is not strange to those who appreciate such a state of things that diseases of the bronchial tubes and lungs are so frequent in cold weather. These are not the result of contact with the cold air, as they are the result of want of ventilation. The bodily sys tem becomes completely enervated like a plant which is put into ■ an over heated room and is unable to resist the reactionary effect of cold air. One of the simplest methods of ventilating a room is to have a lower wihdow slight ly raised, a piece of wood firmly fitted in beneath it, and the space opened at where the lower and upper sash lap over each other, is sufficient to give an upward current of air and ventilate a room without any direct draught. Where there is a stove in the room at night, some method of ventilation is most positively necessary to health. Abundance of pure fresh air should be supplied even on the coldest nights, and the youngest child may become accus tomed to this, providing it has abund ance of bed covering and warm night clothes. There is no danger from colds so great as the danger from unventi lated rooms. An open fire is one of the best means of ventilation, though an open window is necessary in connection with it at night. The hall is quite likely to contain half the bad air of the house. For this reason it is well to have a ventilating pipe extending from the ceiling of the main hall in the top of the house well above the roof. It should be covered with a cap to keep out the rainfall and with a register to shut it off, if desired, in very cold weather.—N. Y. Tribune. THE MIKADO JACKET. A Neat and Dressy Garment for Young Ladles. Very young ladies and girls in their teens wear gowns of black or blue wool interwoven with golden yellow, made with a pretty little Mikado jacket and girdled waist. The jacket of wool has open fronts, pointed just below the waist, then curve upward under the arms to meet at the top and middle of the back below the collar, leaving the back of the under-waist in view, as well as the front. Wide notched revers in front and a rolled collar are of the wool, faced nearly to the edge with black satin. The edges of the jacket are merely stitched or corded, and it is mounted permanently on a fitted lin ing, which is made to represent a shirt waist by being covered with lengthwise rows of black satin ribbon two inches wide, extending down to a wide girdle of pale blue or mauve satin wrought with Japanese embroidery of almond and pomegranate blossoms done in pink, mauve, gold and green silks, all couched with black. Two frills of ribbon are gathered down the front edge to stand out prominently— one, of black satin, resting on a wider frill of pink and yellow changeable ribbon. The sleeves are very full around the armholes and closely fitted below, with little revers cuffs of Jap nese embroidery matching the girdle. The skirt is in bell shape, very full at the back, its only trimming a row of the black satin ribbon inserted between tucks near the foot.—Harper’s Bazar. —The proper way to wrap and pack oranges is to wrap them tightly, twist the paper around the stem, and put them into the box with the bottom layer stems up and all other layers stems down. That is not done by most wrappers and packers, who merely fold the paper beneath the orange, so that when it is taken from the box the wrapper drops off. A champion packer has packed in ten hours 8J boxes of oranges, to the hox, or IS, 730 of anffii, NO. 5.