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WIV) L MAY ) CHAS. 0. MOHEAU, f £dl,or * *" d P'Oprialort TvX Usbed Kv. ry Saturday at Hay Kt. I.oula. Mis* HUMAN SELFISHNESS. go our way in life too much alono; We hold oursHre* too fur from all our kind; Too often we are dead to nigh and moan: Too often to the weak and helplen* blind; Too ofton where dint reus and want abide, We turn and pass upon the other aide. The other side is trodden smooth, and worn By footsteps pausing Idly all the day. Where lie the bruised ones that faint and mourn If seldom more than an untrodden way. Otar selfish hearts are for our feet the guide— They lead ua by upon the other aide. It should be ours the oil and wine to pour Into the bleeding wounds of stricken ones; To take the smitten and the sick and sore. Ami bear them where a stream of blessing runs. Instead we look about the way is wide, And so wo pass upon the other side. Ob, friends and brothers, gliding down the years. Humanity Is calling each and al) In tender accents, born of grief and teara! I pray you. listen to the thrilling call. You cannot, in your cold and selfish pride. Pass guiltlessly by on the other side. —Buffalo News. OtJR JACK TAM Something About the Early Wars In Which They Fought. The American nary has a splendid battle record in the early war* of our country. From n recent history of the navy, prepared by Edgar Stanton Mae iay, A. M., a book reviewer (fains the following interesting facts: Our people come honestly by their aptitude for the sea through English, Dutch and French ancestry, while even Spanish and Portuguese strains were not wanting, particularly, as Mr. Mac lay notes, in Maine, a great state of shipbuilders and mariners; and Italian and Scandinavian admixtures also came duly. Within twelve years after the Pilgrims landed a hundred-ton craft was launched in Massachusetts, and in the following year one double that size. By 107 M Massachusetts alone bad built seven hundred and thirty vessels of from six tons to two hundred and fifty, while In 1713 she employed fourhumlred and nlnety-bwo vessels aggregating twenty-five thousand four hundred and six tons, and thirty-four 'hundred and ninety-three seamen. The exploits of buccaneers under men like Kidd and Bellamy caused merchant crews to he trained in the use of fire arms, while the whalers had their ad ventures in distant regions. Wars with France in Canada, including two cap tures of Port Uoyal and the reduction of fjouisburg, gave the colonists a taste of naval warfare, and all these experiences served to prepare them for duties afloat when congrcAs, at the outbreak of the revolution, resolved to have a navy. The construction of five ships of thirty-two guns, five of twen ty-eight and three of twenty-four was ordered at the close of 1775, and the same year fourteen merchant vessels, suitable for cruisers, were purchased. Our first naval commander was old Capt. Ezek Hopkins, whose flagship, the Alfred, was one of the eight cruis ers collected as a squadron nt Philadel phia. Early in January, 1778, he hoarded her, and then, at a signal by Capt. Dud ley Saltonstall, First Lieut. John Jones hoisted the first flag ever raised on an American man-of-war —a yellow silk flag, embellished with a pine tree and a rattlesnake and the motto; “Don’t tread on me." Capt. Hopkins sailed to the Bahamas, where a landing party. Under Capt. Nicholas of the marines— for as curly ns November Vt, 1778, con gress had ordered the raising of two battalions of marines—captured a fort at New Providence with nearly eighty guns. Afterward the squadron fell in with the twenty-gun ship Glasgow, which, however, handled the Ameri can vessels roughly and made her es cape. It would be a long story to recount the exploits of our young navy during this war. In 1778 wo had fourteen ships, carrying two hundred and thir ty-two guns, but the British had eighty-nine ships on the North Ameri can coast, with two thousand five hun dred and seventy-six guns, so that, ns may be imagined, French naval co operation was much prized. But the noteworthy naval feature of the war was the energy of the American priva teers. These and boat flotillas from land captured in all sixteen English cruisers, mounting two hundred and twenty-six guns, and while the total continental loss, including both wrecks and captures, was twenty-four vessels, with four hundred and seventy guns, that of the British, according to Mr. Maclay, was one hundred and two war vessels, with two thousand six hun dred and twenty-two guns, and about “eight hundred vessels of all kinds were captured from the English by American cruisers, privateers and by private enterprise." A testified to the house ofmrds that up to February fl, 1778, five hundred and fifty-nine ships had been captured or destroyed by American privateers, exclusive of those retaken and restored, and that their value was estimated, with their car goes. etc., at more than nine million dollars. Mr. Creighton put the esti mate at eleven million dollars, and In surance rates had been doubled. Mr. Maclay further includes In the good work of the navy of jth’e revolution the supplying of munitions of war and the capture of probably twelve thousand prisoners, including about five hundred English soldiers. Besides Eek Hop kins. the well-known commanders in cluded Barry, Manly, McNeil and Hin man, but the hero whose fame eclipsed all others was John Paul Jones. His capture of the Drake, his raids upon the shipping of Whitehaven, and his immortal exploit in the Due do Duras —whose name he changed in honor of Dr. Franklin to Bonhomme Richard— when he destroyed the Serapis, off Flamborough, make up one of the best passages of this book. The war with France was the second great contest of our navy. Before it broke out the demand by the Dey of Algiers of a tribute like that which was paid by the powers of Europe had stimulated congress to authorize the building of three forty-four gun and three thirty-six gun frigates. It is In teresting to find that even in those days our constructors aimed to build the best ships in the world. Just a hundred years ago, April I, 1794, the secretary of war declared that these frigaien “eeparateiy would be superior to any European frigate of the usual dimension: that If assailed by num bers they would always be able to lead ahead"—in other words, that they would surpass other ships of their class, both In speed and battery power. Three of them had beep built—the others being- abandoned—when the seizures by the French not only of British vessels in American waters, but even of American merchantmen, brought on war. Vessels were hor ridly procured from various sources, and the Delaware seized the French privateer Croyable, which was after ward recaptured by the Insurgente. -The Sans Bareli, the Jaloux, and other French privateers were subsequently taken. The most famous duel of the war was the one In which the Constella tion, under Trnxton, captured the In surgente, of forty guns, throwing seven hundred and ninety-one pounds, against our frigate's forty-eight guns, with eight hundred and forty-eight lotinds. The Insurgente lost seventy tilled and wounded, and the Constel lation but five. Superior armament and superior gunnery even at that early date distinguished our war ships. Afterward the Constellation had a sharp conflict with the Ven geance, which escaped after a battle of five hours, In which she lost one hundred and sixty killed and wounded, or nearly half her crew, against the Constellation’s thirty-nine. The cap line ul the Douwu \>j Cupl. Llkili, ill the Boston, was another notable event. After two end a half years the war was ended early In 1801. Eighty four armed French vessels, nearly all privateers, mounting over five hun dred guns, had been captured, most of them by our government cruiaors. The F’rench had captured no vessel ex cept merchantmen and their own Croyable, rechristened the Retaliation. Meanwhile our exports under the pro tection ,of the war ships increased from fifty-seven million dollars in 1797 to 878,088528 In 1799, so that,it "paid" to build up the navy. Many persons can still remembe, <*e copper coin, or rather unenrrent token, which bore the legend: “Millions for Defense, Not Oilc Cent for Tribute." That sentiment goes back nearly a cen tury, to the time when our country, after yielding, at first, to the European custom of paying tribute to the Bar bery powers, broke away from it. The bashaw of Tripoli, on learning that his neighbors received larger tributes than he, demanded more. and. on being re fused, in June, 1801, declared war against the United States. Cnpt Rich ard Dale had then already been sent out to the Mediterranean wlthasquad ron, and reinforcements followed. The Flnterprise began operations by captur ing a polacre of fourteen guns after an action in which the Tripolitans had twenty killed and thirty wounded out of a crew of eighty. liont attacks on the enemy followed, bnt u great disaster occurred when the Philadelphia, while chasing a xebec, grounded, and was compelled to sur render with all her officers and crew. However, her commander, ('apt. Hain brldge, in a letter written with lemon juice, which on being held to the fire became legible, suggested to (.’apt, Preble the plan of destroying the Phila delphia at her anchorage. This feat was splendidly accomplished by a picked force under l.leut Decatur, after board ing the vessel and clearing her of the Turks who guarded her. The capture of a felucca followed, and then a series of bombardments of Tripoli, together with desperate hand-to-hand fights with the Tripolitan gunboats. A sad but heroic incident was the blowing up of the ketch Intrepid, in which Richard Somers, Henry Wadsworth and Joseph Israel, three brave young offi cers, perished with their men while en deavoring to destroy the enemy's flo tilla. Finally, the brother and rival of the bashaw was induced by .our consul, Eaton, to take up arms against him, and Eaton himself, picking twelve hundred men from a rabble of many thousands, and reinforcing them with a body of marines, captured Derue, three of our vessels meanwhile silenc ing the shore batteries. Then, for the first time, the flag of the United States floated over a fortress of the Old World. About live weeks later the bashaw signed a treaty by which lie relinquished all claims to a tribute and agreed to release our captive coun trymen for sixty thousand dollars. This was in June, 1805, and thus after four years the war ended In throwing off an Ignoble yoke of piratical states, while our young navy had gained great prestige by brilliant deeds of daring. The war of 1812 brings us to a more familiar story, opening with the causes of the conflict, the affair of the Chesapeake and the Leopard, and that of the president and the Little Belt, and then depicts the capture of the Alert by Porter in the Essex, and the famous race in which the Constitution showed her heels to Broke's squadron. Very soon, 100, we pet a spirited ac count of the brilliant victory of the Constitution over the Guerriere. Mr. Mad ay tells us that three times Lieut. Morris asked Capt. Hull if he should return the enemy's fire, which had made havoc in the American frigate, and three times received Capt. Hull’s calm “Not yet, sir." But wheu the de sired position was gained, off the ene my’s port quarter, the order came and a terrific broadside crashed into the Guerriere. At the end of forty min utes she was a wreck. Mr. Maclay says that Hull and the gallant Daores had often exchanged visits before the war and that Dacres once bet him a hat on the result of a fight between their re spective vessels, so that when Dacres surrendered his sword Hull politely re fused it, but added, playfully; “I’ll trouble you for that hat.’’ The story is good enough to be true. They re mained excellent friends after the war. The second great frigate conquered was the Macedonian, which surren dered to the United States, command ed by Decatur, after a sanguinary bat tle, in which she lost one hundred and four, killed and wounded, out of a crew of two hundred and ninety-sev en. When the Java, after a third great battle, in which she was so rid dled that she had to be blown up, sur rendered to the Constitution, then under Bainhridge, the London Times emitted a prolonged wall. Lloyd’s list, it said, "contains notices of up ward of five hundred British vessels captured in seven months by the Amer icans. Fire hundred merchantmen and three frigates! Can these state ments be true? Can the English peo ple hear them unmoved? Anyone who had predicted such a result of an American war this time last year would have been treated as a madman or a traitor.” Then, adding that it had been expected that In seven months America's flag would be swept from the seas and her little navy anni hilated, it said: "Yet down to this moment not a single American frig ate has struck her flag." However, a change came when the Chesapeake, under brave Lawrence, surrendered to the Shannon, under Broke, while the Essex, too, under Porter, after a re markably bold cruise n the Pacific, was overwhelmed by a pair of antagonists, the Phoebe and the Cherub. But she had meanwhile captured four thou sand Ujiis of British shipping and had dealt a heavy blow to British com merce. The American sloops did their part as brilliantly as the frigates. The Pea cock was sunk in action by Lawrence’s Hornet, and the Wasp, under Master Commandant .lanes, cut to pieces the Frolic, The Argus, however, was beaten by the British Pelican, and the Viper and the Vixen fell into the hands of hlg frigates without resistance. But the Enterprise, under Lieut. Burrows, who, like his opponent, was killed in the action, gained a fine victory for America over the Boxer. Perry's mag nificent triumph on Lake Erie also be loligs to the period covered by this volume. Mr. Macluy rightly says that the naval part of the war of 1812 was a hard blow to British pride, and the harder because America’s laurels were won by a force which Eturlnnd had . mien led. Inc London Statesman or June 10, 1812, had declared that “Amer ica certainly cannot pretend to wage war with us. She has no navy to do it with." But after the loss of two frig stes the London Times declared "our sea spell is broken.” To appreciate what our young navy really did wo must note that at the beginning of 18PJ the British navy was "in the zenith of its glory. It had matched its strength against the combined navies of the greatest maritime nations of the world, and had come off a victor. In two hun dred actions between single ships it had been defeated but five times, and on those occasions the British ship is admitted to be of inferior force. But In two and a half years of naval war with the United States, British com merce was almost annihilated, and in eighteen naval engagements the royal navy sustained fifteen defeats.” Over fifteen hundred English vessels and more than twenty thousand seamen, says our author, were captured lu this war. The disparity in losses was another surprise to the British. At Trafalgar, Kelson’s flagship, Victory, lost fifty seven killed and one hundred and two wounded, out of six hundred men and boys: but the Java tost sixty killed and one hundred and one wounded out of four hundred and twenty-six, and our Constitution had only nine killed and twenty-five wounded. In the great fight off Camperdown, the soventy-fonr gun ship Monarch, which lost most heavily of nil on the British side, had thirty-six killed and one hundred wounded out of five hundred and nine ty-three, whereas, in the eighteen minute battle between the eighteeni gun sloops Wasp and Reindeer, thq English lost twenty-five killed and forty-two wounded, and the Frolic, in her battle with the Wasp, had fifteen killed and forty-seven wounded out of one hundred ami ten, the American losing only five killed undflvo wounded. In casting about for the reason ol the American successes we must doubt less trace it, first to the fatal under rating of our navy by the British. They had been so accustomed for gen erations to beating others against odds that they forgot that it was a different matter to attack, in the same way, men of their own seafaring race, who not only built magnificent ships, but who armed them more heavily in proportion to tonnage, and manned them with crews obtained by free en listment, not by impressment. Sir Howard Douglas admits how much the Hritish commanders, “who had long been accustomed to contemn all maneuvering,” learned from the splen did battle tactics of American sailors like Hull. Tint perhaps the greatest cause of the American successes was a superiority in gunnery, obtained by constant practice, such as few British ships undertook. The London Times, commenting on the action of the Enterprise and Boxer, said “the fact seems to be but too clearly estimated that-the Americans have some superior modes of firing,” The praise given to the Constitution as an all-round fine ship by British officers was as hearty as that which Vice Admiral Hopkins recently gave to our New York. The British also found the Americans using fine sheet-lead cartridges, which they did not have, chain and bar shot, and anew kind of grape shot and canister. Such improvements they afterwards adopted,—Chicago Army Magazine. Hot* Quicker Than GlrU. Dr. J. A. Gilbert, of the Yale psycho logical laboratory, hascompleted some teats regarding the mental and phys ical developments of the pupils of the New Haven public school. Many of the tests are entirely new. The tests were made on 1,800 boys and girls, varying from 6to 17 years of age. He has made a series of charts which show that boys are more sensitive to weight discrimination; that girls can tell the difference in color shades better than boys, and that boys think quicker than the other sex. Altogether the charts show that the boys are more suscep tible to suggestion than girls. The charts show also that both boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 14 years are not so bright; quick or strong in proportion, nor do they develop as fast as they do before and after those years. The object of the test is to enable teachers to better understand the mental requirements of the pupils. Troublesome Door Belli. Half the time when an electric door bell will not ring, its owner can get over the difficulty by shaking the glass jars or by adding a little water to them. When the jars arc placed in a warm corner of the kitchen, which sometimes happens, there is too much evaporation and the fluid gets too low to complete the connection and start the bell. I'nless the apparatus has been in use for a long time this can be generally remedied by adding a tum blerful of water to each jar and gently shaking the mixture. This is a condi tion of affairs which is especially indi cated when a boll will ring when a button is first pushed in, but erases al most immediately. A Tip for the l.tfotluf. If every man could know what other people are thinking of him all the time he would find out that tho greater part of the time they are not thinking of him at #ll.— Somerville Journal. ABOUT TEN* FEET. their Care Through thnt Hot Went her Import Many women eamnaga to look sweet-tempered in c of various forms of physical suing, hut there are very few who calo so when en during agonies from ad corn or from tender or swollen feeThc first really hot weather is tryiito the feet of most of ns, partlcula if we live in a town, even if we havet corns. There arc several ways inhlch suffering caused by tender feetn be lessened, if not entirely got ri(J. First ami foremosthc Vsx>ts and slices for summer r should he a size larger than thoworn during the winter. Shoes are gerally considered more comfortable an Isiots, and should certainly he iopted, if possi ble.'in the summer, t they leave the ankle free and unimded. However, if hoots must he worthoy should not be very high, as any iiitional pressure means additional suffiing. It > s hard ly necessary. I hopep mention that extremely pointed toennd really high heels should never evi be thought of by anyone who value peace of mind and comfort. The lodier for summer footgear should l>c Uht, but not too thin, and brown in prfcrenccto black, when brown is suitale to the occa sion. The evil effects of ight lacing will be very soon realize* by the woman who has tender feet-. undue com- Drt'NfcUn .JJ. *• very often th unties, even of young girls, who are fUIy cOUgh to sacrifice their well-being for the sake of having a waist of eighteen inches, are so swelled and indaniec by the end of the day that they are nttlrly shapeless. In cases of this khd the remedy is not far to seek, hut it is more, difficult to relieve those wio suifor legiti mately, so to spent. The following treatment should Is persevered in; it will give immediate relief, and when practicable should is resorted to twice a day. Do not wait until you go to bed. but it the opportunity offers when you come in, weary imd footsore, apply the remedies then: Soak the fett well In tepid water, to which a little anmonia has been added, and us the water gets cold pour in more hot to keep up t\e temperature. After drying the feet rub them gently and thoroughly with v mixture made thus: Add one ounce if the best linseed oil to the same quantity of lime water, shake the bottle in which the ingredi ents are until a Mixture about the thickness of cream s produced, then pour in a half dram ol spirits of cam phor, shake again, and it is ready for use. The feet, after being rubbed, should be wrapped in soft linen for a little while, and then powdered with boracic acid before the stockings are replaced. In the event of the feet and ankles being in a very inflamed condi tion. after soaking them as I have de scribed, apply an arnica lotion, which will soon allay the discomfort. This is made by adding twenty drops of tincture of arnica to half a cupful of tepid water; saturate a piece of lint sntliciently large to envelop the entire foot with the lotion, cover it with a piece of oiled silk, and rest for an hour or two.—Chicago Times. UNAPPRECIATED BLESSINGS. The Worth of Commonplaces Often Nut Kenllr.etl Until lie moved. Owi 1-e at I'lwnlncs full ‘if u ooreeintlon hy ns because of their very common ness. Only when some temporary in termission of their benifleent influence brings to our mind a sense of their real value, do we see them as they arc. It is when we arc sick that we realize how good ordinary health is. If we lose our breath for a single minute during some spasmodic constriction of tin* throat, we have a fuller knowledge of the blessedness of breathing, in those sixty burdened seconds than wo have gained in six years of uninter rupted lung power. When we are away from home, we see home in a new light. A temporary estrangement from a dear friend gives to us a fresh consciousness of the worth of the friendship that now seems imperiled. So of all the bless ings that we owe most to. A little boy lay sick at home while his mother was away. She had been sent for, but the hours dragged wearily while he waited for her. Hy and by, after a troubled sleep, the little fellow opened his eyes to sec his mother's loving face bent over him. Throwing his tired arms around her neck, he drew her down to him, with the whispered words from his overflowing heart: ‘'Mothers arc great!" Yes, mothers are groat; and the hoys and girls who do not realize this while their mothers arc near them, will realize it by and by, when in their loneliness they reach out their tired arras after “mother,” without finding the dear neck to clasp and the loved face to kiss once more. —S. S. Times. CONTENTS OF THE SHOE-BAG. Are Yon Versed ill All the Proper Modes of CnrliiK For Your Foot-Clear? One of the greatest aids in preserving the newness and shape of shoes is the linen or cretonne bag, which, tacked to the closet door of yonr dressing room, offers its capacious pockets for the reception of shoes of every style. The woman who tosses down her foot wear wherever it comes handiest at the time, need not wonder that her shoe maker's bill is larger than her modiste’s. Dust settles into the leather when boots are left uncovered, cracking -it and dulling the polish. Dust is more destructive to leather than wear. Therefore, shoes which have been worn on a dusty tramp, should never bo put away without tirst wiping off every particle of dust. A trick that is worth remembering, when shoos have become wet and stiff, is the application, with a tiny sponge, of olive oil, which will quickly render them soft and yielding, as when new. Foot-wear should be ventilated at night, as well as any other article of wearing apparel. In place of unreliable blackings, try using a little ink, mixed with about twice the quantity of olive oil.—Golden Days. • —Many a man who could bow with resignation if told that he was to die, is thrown off his guard and out of tem per by the slightest opposition to his opinions or his projects.—Tryon Ed wards. "There goes Muddle into a saloon. I thought you said he'd reformed.” "He has; he often buys his own drinks now." —lnter Ocean. —Pallas Athena was employed by mothers for strength and wisdom to rear their children. —The man who puts heart in his work will always have work tq put heart in.—Kam's Horu> IN THE ELECTRICAL WORLD. —The Electrical Review slates that there are rumors afloat that the Man hattan Elevated Railroad Cos. has begun seriously to consider the advisability of electrically equipping its system. —ln Russia a lady was saved from premature burial by means of a micro phone placed over the heart, which en abled a medical man to detect a faint beat, which had escaped the ordinary tests. —lt is stated that one of the prrn posed new elevated railroads of Chi cago ia to out right through the blocks of buildings, forming an arcade with abutting stores and shops, thus avoid ing the dest ruction of the buddings en tirely. It is supposed that electricity will be. the motive power of the. new system. —One of the features of interest in the Antwerp exhibition will be a num ber of exhibits illustrating the history and progress of the various forms of artificial illumination. All kinds of lights, from the early Pompeiian and Roman lamps down to the most mod ern forms of electric lamps, will be rep resented. —A French physician lias devised a vibrating helmet for the cure of nerv ous headache. It is constructed of strips of steel, put in vibration by a small electro-motor, which makes six hundred turns a minute. The sensa tion. which is not unpleasant, produces drowsiness; the. patient falls asleep oo nnrf nwnlfPh f TH'O from pain. —The Gilliland Telephone <'o. has been organized under the laws of Illi nois, with u capital stock of 91,000,000. The general oflices of the new company and its factory are in Chicago. Th telephone of this company is said to tie adapted to exchange work as well as private lines, and is a magneto system requiring no battery. The transmitter is adjustable, and cun be adapted to the height of the user. The chief business of the company will he manufacturing non-infringing apparatus for telephone work generally. —Up in the great timber regions of the northwest the telling of trees by means of electricity has come into nse to some extent. The method has been found to be not only a saving of time and labor, but also decidedly conven ient. It is done by means of a plati num wire stretched between the poles of the circuit, which, when the current is on, becomes incandescent, and this nse of an incandescent wire has been found to be much easier and far more expeditious than that of a saw. Not only Is the work reduced, hut there is another advantage, inasmuch as there is no sawdust, and the. fact of the sur face of the severed trunk being slight ly charred materially tends to preserve It. It is estimated that in the matter of time consumed, the comparison is as about one to eight in favor of the wire. The Metropolitan Traction Cos,, of New York, has withdrawn its offer of *SO, IKK) for anew conduit system, after putting hundreds of inventors to great expense in preparing to compete for the prize. It is officially stated, how ever, that two of the largo electrical companies, one of which is the Hie mens-llolske Cos., have made offers to put down an experimental road. The details of the latter system. It is re ported. have been examined by the en gineers of the Traction Cos., and, on the strength of their favorable report, a trial of it, will he made on Lenox av enue, where the company has recently obtained the right to lay tracks, upon an understanding with property own ers that an underground conduit sys tem will he used. The system proposed by the .Siemens-Holskc Cos. is the one that has been in use in riudapeslh, Hun gary, since 1 HSU. STUCK ON HER HAT. A Hub Woman's Method of Forclnfc n Com pliment. Here is something about the wife of uno of jour high police officials that will nmusc you, I think. She is really a very beautiful woman, and a magnifi cent “dresser," quite outshining the other ladies in the neighborhood. Hut one-half the excellent effect she might produce by her splendid gown#, so well sol off by the magnificence of her tiff lire, she spoils by her self-evident del iff ht at wearing' something so much better than her acquaintances. She is always desirous of letting people know that, she has anew gown or anew hat so anxious. In fact, that her desire often becomes obtrusive, and causes now aud then a quiet smile. The other day she had anew hat, a beanty, 1 believe, and called on some people with the patent desire of show ing it them. The lady and her daugh ter. whom she went to see were, as the saying is. “on to her game,” and re solved not to show by word or action that they noticed her new acquisition. She became nervous at their apparent lack of interest, and finally rose, some what in a huff, to go. There were some flowers in the room, and as the lady started out the one on whom she was calling said: “How lovely those flowers are?" “Oh, yes," cried tha caller, and, turning suddenly about, she exclaimed with a beaming smile: “1 trimmed it myself. I got the flow ers at So-and-So's and the Imnnel at Thingumbob's, and did the rest myself. It cost ,” and sitting down stie went into a detailed, itemized account of her new hat. She had thought, it was very plain, that the lady in speak ing of flowers meant those on her hat and had taken the chance offered. Now there is a quiet little laugh going about, for these stories are too good to keep quiet.—Boston Post. The Distinction. The difterence between band-wrought needlework and that done by machine ry Is regarded by most women as thq difference between an art and an in dustry, and each is valued accordingly. The. machine work of course, ap proaches nearer to the model of exac fon in execution, but it entirely lacks the impress of refinement and individ uality of its creator, to which whatever artistic value handwork may possess is due. There are vulgar souls who value auch work solely because of its greater cost and because it can not be afforded by many, bnt there are as certainly others, to whom the real quality of hand-wrought embroidery laces appeal and to whom they give a delight im possible to machinery-made articles. An engraving, if finely executed, is beautiful in its way, but can never pos sess quite the significance and value of Us personally wrought as well as per sonally conceived original.— Chicago Mail. ° Ills Ideal Miss Itoaconhill—Are you interested In Psychical matters? Charley Uleecker—Oh, ves! I spent Ifcklf of roy tlin* on a wheel.- Puck USEFUL AND SUGGESTIVE. Graham Fritters"—Taka two cup* of mir milk, two eggs, one teaspoon aorta, thicken with Graham flour and drop in hot lard.—Farm. Field and Fireside. —Rice Mullins.—Two cups of cold. Toiled rice, two eggs, a little salt, a tablespoon of melted butter, one cup of sweet milk, and two cups of flour Into which is sifted teaspoon of bak ing powder; beat all thoroughly nnd bake in murtln pans. Servo very hot. —A rroqunntr. of strawberries may be made by dissolving two tahlesopoufuls of gelatine; dip a mould in ice water; have large, firm strawberries stemmed; dip in the gelatine and arrange around the sides and bottom of the mold; when cold, fill ttre center with stiffly whipped crestn. and set on ice to harden. La dies’Home Journal. —Coffee Cake—One teacnpfnl each of clear, strong coffee, sugar and molasses, one-half toacupful butter, two eggs, three taucupfflls flour, ononutmeg. oho I leaspoonful efleii of cinnamon, cloves and alspiee, half pound of chopped rais ins, two tcaspoonfuls baking powder, nnd n little sliced citron. Mix all the ingredients nnd bake this quantity in two loaves in u moderate oven. —Orange .Tudd Farmer. Carolina Rice Pudding.—Put a quart of milk into a double boiler, add half s pound of rice and cook till very thick, stirring frequently. Turn it out into a dish and add nutmeg, cinnamon, u lit tle grated lemon peel, six apples chop nod line and the yolks of three eggs; Sweden to taste. Mis put Into a floured cloth and boll ah K.,in sert a quarter. Serve with wine sauce. •—Boston Budget. —Orange Pudding.—Peel three or anges: remove the seeds; cut the pulp into small pieces; spread them in a rather deep dish, and sprinkle a cupful of sugar over them. Make a boiled custard of a quart of milk, yolks of three eggs, and two tablcspoonfuls of cornstarch. When this gets cold pour it over the prepared oranges, and last ly, make a meringue for the top of pudding from the whites of three eggs beaten with three tablespoonfuls of sugar. There is no sugar in the cus- hinl part.—Ohio Farmer. —Chocolate Cake.—-One pound of al monds, chopped fine, one pound of powdered sugar, whites of six eggs beaten to snow and mixed well with the sugar, one-half ounce each of cin namon and powdered cloves, four ounces of farina, two ounces of grated chocolate. Mix well all ingredients except eggs and sugar; add these, lust. Add more farina if needed to make the halls firmer. Put on buttered pans, and bake until they come off easily. Test the oven by baking two or three balls first.—Good Housekeeping, —White Kish Salad. —Boil some white fish, sufficient for your salad. When ready, take it out of the water. Boil gently in the same water half a pack age of gelatine and whites of two eggs. Strain and set, aside to cool. Remove the bones from the fish and pick it into small pieces, which place in a layer on a platter with some sharp gravy poured over it. Next a layer of beets, pickled cucumbers and hard-boiled eggs, all cut in thin slices; then fish with gravy, and so on. Continue until all the fish is used, the last layer being gravy. Garnish with capers, pieces of the fish jelly and pickled beets. —Harper’s Ba zar. SHOT AT~TIHE~HEAVY MAN. The Miners TMiln't Tropese to See tht Miiiilpn l*r mutinied. Wo were playing in a small town back in the '7o‘s, said a theatrical man, when our leading heavy man had rath er a tough experience. All the minert were in the theater. Well, the heavy man had been persecuting a poor maid en through two acts. In the third act he came to the powerful scene of the play. At last he said: ”1 have you in my power and noth ing on earth can save you. I, who wai the slave, am now the master." So saying he advanced toward hit trembling victim. “Mercy!" she moaned. “Mercy?” he retorted. “You had nc mercy for me, and I will have none foi you." At that moment n gruff voice was heard from the gallery: “You blamed varmint, I'll settle with you!” There was the crack of a pistol and a bullet whizzed near the heavy man. . “Plug' the son of a gun, boys!” shout ed the voice, and a shower of bullets saluted the stage villain. , He didn't stop long. In the wing he met the stage manager, who was white with anger. “You have broken up the scene,” he said. “Well?” “Go back to the stage, sir, and wait for your exit.” “I guess not.” “I tell you I won’t have the man in my company who is so easily discon certed. ' Go on with the scene, or you leave the company to-morrow.” That was serious. To be stranded in that forsaken town was calculated to make the heavy man apprehensive. “I’ll go back,” he said. 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