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Farm and Fireside.
I -
rieces of cheese-cloth make tho
very best kind of dusters, liem the
edge and have a large enough supply,
so that one set can he washed each
To take rust out of steel rub the
steel with sweet oil; in u day or two
rub with flnoly-powdered unslaked
lime until the rust all disappears,
then oil again, roll in woollen ami put
in a dry place, especially il it be table
Tepid water with a little borax dis
solved in it is good to wash colored
table linen in. Nice table-cloths and
napkins should not he allowed to be
come much soiled, so that they will
require vigorous rubbing with soap
or in hot water.
To mend china or broken earthen
ware, take a very thick solute n of
gum arahic in water and t-'ir into it
plaster of paris until the mature be
comes of the consistency of cream.
Apply with a brush to the look n
edges of the ware and join h geth -r.
We need to concentrate into meat
our corn. gra-;s. l'c Idcr ami all the
wastes from the mills whicli manufac
ture our wheat, corn, barley, llax I
and buckwheat, that we may gut
more money and moie manor while
we at the same time save fert tity and
labor, and cost of transpo'lation.
flotation of crops will do much for
us. Growth of grass and clover fur
nishes a crop for grazing and feed
equal to the train crop in value, and
vet the fertility of the soil is pre
served and labor diminished by such
The ailviee, therefore, that I would
give to anv young man that contem
plates embarking in the business of
breeding fine stock would he, brut of
all, to secure a farm adapted to gen
eral husbandry; and to the farmer
who proposes to become a breeder of
such stock my suggestion would he:
“Hy all means keep your farm, and
plow and plant, and’ keep up your
meadows and pastures, etc., as you
have been doing.”. It will be a haz
ardous business to abandon your
farming with u view to a complete
change, so uh to run the blooded-stock
business by itself.
The major portion of the good
things told of ensilage is derived from
practical New Kngland farmers, who
personally live upon their farms and
attend strictly to the feeding of their
stock. These men derive a large
portion of tneir income from the sale
of butter and milk. These, then, are
the men who make the greatest
claims for ensilage. It enables them
not only to produce a greater quantity
of milk and butter than any other one
feed, hut the quality is very much
improveil—very much the same color
and taste of butter where cows graze
on green, tender grass.
Thrt-e are very few farms on which
therein not waste land Much now
that is waste, can, by a little rare, las
made most productive. 'The wet
places must be drained. «Hy this
means we may*add to the amount
and improve the quality of ourcrops.
The cost of cultivation may he re
duced and the health of the family
and the herds protected by draining
slouges and swamps. The drained
farm is more reliable, more produc
tive, more healthful; but the value of
drainage is already recognized, so
that ‘we may hope for its general
adoption by all but the hopeless and
reckless, of whom there will ever bo
enough to hinder progress and show
‘how not to do it.”
-— -»••■
Still Another riiaso,
“Yes. my dear daughter, I wish
you to do your iiest to captivate tho
the heart of our coachman.”
“All, I see, you dear, good papa,
you want all tho papers to say 1 urn
a fascinating beuutv and reigning
"Well, of course, that will help a
little, but that’s not the main point.”
“What is the main point, papa?”
“Well, you see the papers will say
you are tho daughter of a million
"Well, that will enlarge my credit.
See? Now run out to tho stable;
th*t’e a good girl.”
now Philadelphia Society People are
A limn in fashionable clothes,
wearing a distinguished air an I an
eye-glass, walked into a detective’s
oilice on Sansome street. As he put
down 1 tin cane and removed one of
his light yellow gloves lie asked for
the chief of the agency. When the
chief appeared the visitor had suc
ceeded in freeing one han I from the
tight routines of the kid, and said :
“I understand you send detectives
to weddings?”
“Yes, sir; we do.”
“Well, I wish von would send a
good man to my house nextTliursday
“What kind of jxioplp do you ex
pect to have there ? The same as
were at the lie lielleville-Seidcnberg
The gentleman put on his eye
glasses, and stared savagely, lie
did not exactly relic inner the He
Bcileville-Seidenberg affair, hut man
aged to remark, w ith a touch of sar
casm in his tone, “1 don’t exactly
catch your meaning, sir, hut 1 desire
to say that the people who have been
invited to my sister's wedding are
supposed to have some slight claims
to respectability. 1 live on West
I Walnut street.”
j mat s a>i right sir; that s all
right," exclaimed the detective. “1
oftly wanted to know u you could de
' scribe any people you wanted
watched in particular.”
"No, I can not, but a great many I
valuable presents will he exhibited, ;
probably |Jo,000 worth, and we can
not tell who may get into the house.”
"1 will send a man, but you will
have to give hint an invitation."
“That shall be attended to,” said
the gentleman, as he moved his eye
glass mid walked out.
"Is that soit of thing customary ?”
asked a reporter who witnessed the
"Oh, yes,” replied the detective.
"We send men by special request not
only to wed lings, hut to churches
i and fairs. One of c ir men is up now
'at the St. Cliry.-ostein Fair at the
: Bellevue.”
"Why in n detective required at a
wedding, w here every Irody comes hv
invitation ?”
"Because it is not only the profes
sional crook you have to look out for.
There are plenty ot wealthy klepto
maniacs. When a ri-h and well
dressed w oman steals a diamond ring
she is called a kleptomaniac. When
a dirty beggar stea s a pair of shoes
she is called a thief. We detectives
think this is a distinction without a
ddl'erence. Then yon must remem
ber that every now and then a pro
fessional thii i gets into a private
house when a wedding is being
solemnized, notwithstanding that he
lias no invitath i ."
"Mow does b • do ii
Walks right an. The most expert
and successful of potty thieves al
ways dress elegantly, and have the
appearance of the greatest respecta
bility. It is a peculiar thing, too, i
that they can control some of the
handsomest and most accomplished
women. A thief gets a ‘mash’ on an
apparently respectable woman, and
s unetlines mart ies her. Some thieves
I know of have married into line
nuu ini- | r')|nu kih'w
they were crooks. If the thief doesn’t
j marry tlie girl he keeps her as his
| mistress. When lie makes a good
haul of $3,000 or (4,0<MI lie throws
(500 into lier lap. They live on the
1 top of tlie heap, and dress as well as
: the linest. It is the easiest thing iti
the win hi for a couple such as I have
described to get into a rich man’s
house where a wedding is going on.
They drive up to the door in a hand
some carriage. What if they have no
! cards? Plenty of people come with
1 out them, although the invitation
bears the explicit inscription: ‘Pre
sent this card at ttie door.’ The usher
j can not afford to insult such dis
| tinguished-looking guests, so they
! pass in. Once inside, what a harvest
is spread before them ! Frequently
at weddings of the rich $40,000 or (tiO,*
000 winlii of jewelry, silverware and
all sorts of must valuable articles are
spread out in a room without any
protection whatever. Then look at
the chances there are to steal jewelry
and ornaments from the la lies pres
ent. The thief is given a better op
portunity than in a crowd on the
street, because everybody is totally
unsuspicious. All the women wear
the most valuable gems and orna
inontH they possess. 1 urn a pretty
good judge of a diamond—can tell
one when I see it—and I have seen a
1 woman at a wedding with $50,000
worth displayed on her jierson, in her
hair and ears, on her throat and
breast, and on the shoulders of her
short-sleeved dress. An expert thief
does not want an easier job than to
slip off a pin here, or a brooch there,
and it does not take him long to col
' leet enough to support him in the
| most lavisli extravagance for months.
“Then the Uleiitomatics, the high
toned thieves of good families w ho
have been invited to the wedding,
pick up u silver spoon here, a flsli
knife there or sumo knickknack that
is never missed from among the large
number of presents. At one wed
ding I remember, tome years ago,
the wife of a verv prominent Phila
delphian dropped her caba contain
ing some jeweloryjust as she stepped
from the carriage. Some one on the
outside picked it up and handed it in
the door. It was received hy a lady,
and that was the last heard of it.
We worked on that case for months,
hut were never aide to get a single
“What course does a detective pur
sue at a wedding?”
“Well, in the first place, you know,
he appears as a guest, and not in an
official capacity. lie wears a dress
suit, even ii he lias to rent it for the oc
casion. a white tie, and a gold stud
in his shirt-bosom. The work is ex
tremely difficult, lieallv, all that
can be done is to watch the pro cuts
closely and see that nobody carries
any of them off. Sometime* in a
large room, two men are required.
Of course, wo cannot prevent the
crooks from wo: king the crowd un
less wo happen to know them. If wo
s[lot any wo know they generally go'
out as quickly as possible without
making any trouble. Alter ev- rv
thing is over one man usually siavs
all night, because, as a r at”, t
are a great many strange servants in
the house who have been employed
for the occasion, and they need
A Drink Which Deal* Whisky,
“Do you know what that in?” said
the captain of a bark lately returned
from a cruise in the Southern seas to
a reporter. He held in his hand
what appeared to he a gaudily
painted barber's pole shrunken to the
size of a policcin mV dub.
“That,” continued the skipper,
“is a piece of gagus stalk. It c m
from uauptil Island, near the .Mo ur
ea group.”
“Who painted it?”
“Painted it? Why, that’s tie* way
it grew,” cried the skipper, with a
laugh. “It is a species of cactus,”
he explained, “and, as 1 said, grows
only, to my knowledge, ondauptil
1-land. The island is a small one,
but it is well populated by natives of
the Malay race. In the interior this
plant grows wild, flourishing chiefly
m the rocky soil, it looks beautiful
when growing, as yon mi _dit judge by
the bright hues witli which this is
spotted. A grove of gagus shrubs is
a very pretty sight, liui it is the
properties of tie* plant which dis
tinguish it. Opium is a po'ent drug,
but I will back the extract from ttie
gagus stalk to effect more damage on
the human system than all tlis
opium in the world. The natives cut
the plant in th<> car'v spring. Alter
they have gatii wed a sufficient quan
tity they put it in large bow ls and
crush it with hugh lone-. A gray
ish sap run - < ait ire ly, and thi
collect and drink ifier lotting it fer
ment, which it does easily. One
drink of a pint is enough lor an ordi
nary man, but l have seen natives
drink more. Within half an hour
after imbibing it the drinker becomes
perfectly stupid, an i lies around lik •
a log. The spell lasts a day or more,
during'which time the natives say
they live in purudiso.”
"Do white men drink it?”
“i have known sailors to try it, but
they nev -r tackle it twice. Tlire ■
years ago I had a man in my c: ;tv
who was driven crazy by one drink."
“ What effect does it have upon the
natives V”
“Well, that is where the g i :us dis
plays itself. If you could 1 ■ sum ■
of (lie terrible examples ol gagus
drinking in Oaup ;l you would be
liorriileu. The first effect of the
liquor is to soften 111 ■ horn s and
gradually eat them away. There
are natives there, tic vi tims of
gagus, who are indeed bone! ss ail 1
unable to walk and u ■« their limbs.
They then begin to wither away like
this stalk, until they die in misery
and convulsions. Immediately after
death the head of the corpse becomes
soft as pulp; no lone, can be felt;
the skull is eaten away. The hotly
then begins to swell as though it
were inflated with gas, and imme
diate burial is iiecessurv."
“How long does it take to tints do
vilstate a human being?” asked the
“That is according to the appetite
of the victim to the stuff. I mi ally
two years will finish the hardest
Some Wnliliitc Superstitions,
. In Sweden, a bride must carry
bread in her pocket, and as many
pieces of it as she can throw away,
just so much trouble does she cast
from her; hut it is no luck to gather
the pieces. Should the bride Inst' her
slipper, then site will lose all troubles,
only in this ease the peismi who
picks it tip will gain riches. The
Manxmen put salt in their pockets,
and the Italians “blessed” charms.
The Homans were very superstitious
about marrying in May or Tebruarv;
they avoided all celebration days,
and the Calends. Nones, ai 1 Ides of
every month. The day of the we"k m
which the 1-ttli of May fell,was consid
ered very unlucky in many parts of
“merry old Kngland,” and in the < >rk
ney Islands a hride selects her wed
ding day so that its evening may have
a growing moon and a flowing tale, In
Scotland the last day of the year is
thought to he lucky, and if the moon
should happen to be full at any time
when a we,Ming takes place, t:i ■
bride’s cup of happiness is expect' d
to lie always full. In Perthshire tho
couple who have had their banns
published At the end of one, and are
married at the beginning of anodier,
quarter of a year, can expect nothing
but ends.
How Guncotton Ih Ma lo.
It is not generally k town that there
is but one place in the United States
where guncotton is manufactured,
but such is the ease. This is at the
torpedo station in Newport Harbor.
In the manufacture of guncotton the
best cotton waste and the strongest
and purest nitric and sulphuric acids
are used for the explosive. The cot
ton waste after it lias been hand
picked for the purpose of removing
the dirt and grit, is placed in boiling
tanks, where it is allowed to remain
for four hours. It is afterward sub
jected tn a thorough washing and is
reboiled. The operation removes all
oily matter and leaves the cotton
harsh and stiff. It is then dried in
the rooms heated with the waste air
from a drying box. \her undergo
ing this treatment the ootten rolls up
into snarls and hunches, and in order
that the acid may have a freerer ac
cess to it it is passed through a shred
d -r ami converted into a nulfy state.
It is tii ter ward exposed in an air
tight box for re v a In n s to a t >m
perature of U in degrees, which prac
tically deprives it of all moisture.
From the air tight box it is removed
to the dipping room, where there are
iron troughs tilled with one part ni
tric acid and two parts ot sulphuric
acid, into these troughs the cotton
is placed, one bundle at a time, and
allowed to remain about ten min
utes, iong enough for it to be thor
oughly soaked. The acid is ban I
pre- d from the cotton, which is
then placed in covered earthen jars,
i re it remains twenty-four hours
: * going cneniicat rranstoruiaiion.
In view ol Hi.* fart that much heat is
evolved during the chemical reac
tion, it is f unit necessary to place
the jars in pots and surround them
with (lowing water, which serves to
keep them eool. The cotton is now
nitr.L i'il and ispract,cully gun cotton,
hut the acid, still mechanically held,
must.he wholly remove 1 or it would
he apt to quickly d 'h'riorate and lie
come extn in ly dangerous. The
charges, the e:ore, are taken one hy
one ami p! i '-*1 in an acid wringer
and piling'd into a la go tub whicli is
kept tilled with running water, in
which a large wheel is rapidly turned
in order to su y. t the cutuni to a
t.iorou:gli wa hmg. Turn latter pro
cess is con i mod till no aei 1 is per
ceptible to U.e taste. It is then stlb
j-cti'd to a still i i'tlier washing and
I boiling in an alkaline mixture, this
i lieing npcc. sary to remove every
i t:n. <: ot acid, i he cotton is now i.i
i long shreds and halls, which can be
used or stored without danger, tlie
1 proces-' S of conversion and clean
' ring b -ing completed, but for military
j use it must b • put into a more ootn
pa. t form, fc'or this purno ■ tire gun
cotton in charges ot ;>00 pounds is
; ilirovrn into a pulping tub, where,
mixed with water, ii is g'otind by
! sti'cl cutters into a line pulp. The
I g inding ami breaking up of tho cel
lular tis- ;e of the cotton lias made it
mo e or less dirty, and it is necess
ary, tlieref ire, to expose it to fre
quent wasttiiir .in the poshing tubs,
fr >m which, a'.t w treating it with
j Inn ■ water i i m.ike the moisture
: slightly alhii'in ■, it is drawn tip into
| a large iioo t.r where it is led to
the inoIJs, wi.i -h under a mode: ite
pressure, pr • the water from the
P tip an I trim oat cylinders of cotton
about eight inches high and three
and a half inches in diameter. These
cylinders are then placed under a
hydraulic pres- and exposed to a
pivssu c of a’ootit 1,70(pounds to the
squate inch or ahoat eight tons on
ea 'h. 'l he cylinders are pres < ■ I into
hard dales or disks, some two inches
high and three and a half inches in
diameter, with a specific gravity a lit
tle great *r than wut r. Tliey are
then packed in boxes of fifty pounds
each and kept in magazines for gen
eral use. t iuncotl in is, from its
great explosive power and the con
ditions of s it ty attached to its stor
age, superior to any other known ex
plosive for naval warfare.
Great !U©n and (iiMtruuomj.
Or. I'oolyei^ the distinguished En
glish surgeon, ate hut one meal a
Dr. Parr confessed his love for hot
hoiled lei sters witli a profusion of
shrimp sauce.
Pope says:
Ono lyv-H tlie pheasant’* wing and onetho
The Tuignr boil, tlio learned roast an egg.
Pryd’ ii said that a chine of honest
bacon pleased his appetite more than
all the marrow puddings.
Sir Isaac Newton, when writing his
“Principia,” lived on a scanty allow
ance of bread and water and a vege
table did.
Dr. Johnson was partial to now
honey an 1 clouted cream, and all his
lifetime had a voracious attachment
for a leg of mutton.
Dr. l’aley, having been out fishing
fi r a whole day, was asked on his re
turn if he had met with good snort.
“Oil, yes!'' lie answered. “1 have
caught no fish, hut 1 have made a
beau r.ruinmel, speaking of a man
and w ishing to convey his maximum
of contemptuous feeling about him,
sii 1: “11" is a f llow, now, th it
v ni l s.-.id his plate up twice for
IVpys of < 'hards IPs reign, having
company at breakfast, mentions: “I
b cl for them a hai r. 1 of ovst >rs, a
dish of neais' tongues and a dish of an
chovies, with wines of all sorts and
I ale..”
KuOU in a General Mercliandisa btore.
Oar goods nre not shelf-wurn. They
are direct from Importer's
hands, consisting of
Mining Implements,
zsro^ioisrjs &:c?.
We know yon cm I'e pleased
Business permanently located
Remember tiie Place!
.... foe_
Semina! Weakness, Impotency, Phys
ical Debility, Loss of Manly l
or, Ptemature Exhaustion.
*\ corn .| rm'cH of curly indiscretion. This
. tpij ual.W (ircut lunylish Cemidv has already
liucved a world-wide reputation. It is in fall i
j e in restoring lot-t vigor, whether frem Irapru
enc<\ sickness, or old age.
I'« r salt* bv all principle Drnjgists; Ask for
; take no other; if not on sale. send direct to
, us; will be mailed, securely sea ei vith full
directions on receipt of money.
6 :T Price, #1 per Puchnze. or Six
ParkHKm Tor 05.
S iffioieut to cure most cases. Address
Wheeler & Co.,
Obtained fur moderate fees. Send
modi 1 or drawing, wo wdl advise free
ni charge; and Mark No Change uti
ll-< we obtiiin I’.itont.
I F" eitcuhiiw, term*, nnd references
ro ivtiial client* in j-utir own Statu or
ci unU, address
C. A. SNOW & CO.,
Opposite Patent < tilioo,
Washington, D. C.
This new mill, with the latest
Improved and beat machinery, if mmw
prepared to fill ail orders for
Flour, Shorts,
A full supply of which is kept
constantly on hand by
At Battle Mountain, Ner.,
Wholesale and Retail,
K^Orders from a distanc# will
aeceive prompt attention.
S3T Address all orders and common lea tloss
rara:ll»f, Nevada,
Baltic llounlaln, Nevnils.
Das.Wawer ist fur Oi und Schwiein.
Dem Menscheiu bab er Bier und We;n
The undersigned havin'? refuted the
eld UNION BREWERY, and en
gaged the services of a FIRST
CLASS BREWER, is now prepared
to furnish his customers and the pub
lic in general with a good article of
Draught or EotUecL
~C~Saloons and families wdl dn wel
to give it a trial. Beer will lie dtliv
ered to customers in Battle Mountain
and vicinity free of cbmge, and is for
sale by the gallon, quart or glass at
tho Brewery.
MATT. J. STAHL, Pr.or.
Having purchased tub huildinos
and Corral on the corner of Kecse and
bt-iond streets, and fitted U|> the name, we ate
now prt put t*u to do a guueral Livery liusiaeaa.
Hay & Barley
For Ante nt Living Entri
Free for teamsters.
pt constantly on han-l for and doMcor*4.
to&vt* )*art of tew u fi-hA&U

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