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The SouTirEHN Eerald
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On aquar. first Insertion tl 0
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, tion 50
1 Quarterly, half yearly and yearly ad-n-ertisementa
contracted lor at low at
Professional cards not exceeding tea
line for one year, f 10.
Announcing candidates for State oe
IUstict offices, IIS; for County offices,
410; for Supervisors districts, 15, la ad
vance. Marriage and deaths published as
Attorney at Law,
Offloala the Butler Building, Liberty,
Ami ts Con nty, Miss. 1 1-B-9Q
Will practice In all the Court af
Amite and adjoining counties, and in ths
Bu promo Court at Jackson.
theo. Mcknight,
Attorney at Law,
Will praotlce in all the Courts of
Pike and adjoining counties, and la
the Supreme and Federal Courts at
Attorney at Law,
All business confided to his car will
receive prompt attontlon.
Attorney at Law,
Will practice In all the Conns M
Amite and adjoining ooun ties and in ta
Supreme Court at Jackson. lt-M.
E. H. Ratci.iff,
Gloster, Miss.
J. H. Winn,
Liberty, Miss,
Attorneys at Law,
Will practice In all tho courts of Amite
and adjoining counties and in the Su
preme Court at Jackson.
W. E. C1LL,
Attorney - at - Lav,
Will praotlce in all the courts oi
Amite and adjoining counties, sad In
the Supreme Court at Jackson.
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tt. Louis, Missouri.
r. R. Mcdowell, : t a rent,
Amite County, Miss.
Ad1 Livery Stable,
The aaderalgned begs to aaaenaoa
Slat he ia now nranarrul in mm(m
boarders and entertain the traveling
public rare the best the market at-
loraa. no is aise preparea io meet
want of the public in the way of feed
ing, stabling and grooming stock whtos
stay be entrusted to his care. Chargn
aiaaonable. Give me a triai
Ukerty, gapt ts, M '
-At tbs orncss of -
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It Waa a Splendid AdYertisement
for Delayers Dnjoey.
"Xow, Thil, really, what do you like
best the white blouse or the pink?"
"My dearest Blanche, you look lovely
in either."
"No, but really?"
-And truly!"
"You're too ridiculous, Thil," cried
Mrs. Lorimer, laughing. "As a lady's
maid you are not a success go and
stnoke your cigarette on the balcony,
and I'll be ready in a second."
Mr. Lorimer obeyed with the sub
mission and alacrity of a newly-made
spouse, and, moreover, waited with a
patience and resignation only to be
found in a man whose married life can
still be counted bv weeks.
"I haven't been long, have IT' asked
his wife, with delightful conviction,
when she returned after an interval:
"and oh, Phil, don't you think this is
the most perfectly lovely place on the
lace of the earth?"
Mr. Lorimer's answer was somewhat
wide of the mark and by no means un
worthy of record, but certainly Eden-on
bea was a delightful spot.
It s delicious, repeated Mrs, Lori
mer. ecstatically; " but come, Phil, I'm
quite reaily for my drivel Oh, there, my
shoe is undone; do tie it np for me.
Philip was kneeling at her feet, and
she was laughingly instructing him in
the art of tying a shoe lace when, to the
unutterable confusion of both, the room
door opened and a stranger stood In the
" Excuse me, I am afraid I have made
Mr. Lorimer jumped up, glaring at
the intruder savagely.
I thought this was my room, No. 24.
'This is 24A,' growled Lorimer.
' Your room Is the next on the left."
"Thank you; a thousand pardons!"
and with a courteous bow the stranger
' Idiot!" began Phil, but Mrs. Lori
mer interrupted him.
"Oh! did yon ever see such a hand
some man? He had a ace like au arch
"Archangel be pulverised! I think
people might take tho trouble to see
thrvt they don't blunder into other peo
ple's rooms'. Come along, Blanche, the
carriage Is waiting.
1 he evening passed pleasantly enough,
and when toward its close Mr. and Mrs.
Lorimer lounged upon their balcony In
tho moonlight it seemed as If there
could be nothing to mar the delights of
this best of all possible worlds. Sud-1
dcnly a terribly discordant note was
"Listen!" whispered Blanche.
"Eh, what?" said Phil, whose whole
attention had been engrossed by his
companion, and who, unlike her, had
not the feminine knack of doing two
things at tho some time.
"Don't you hear some one talking in
the next room?" whispered Blanche.
"Hut they're quarreling; listen!"
"Not I! Why shouldn't they quarrel
If they like? Let's go in!"
But at that moment a woman's voice,
low and piteous, reached their ears:
"Oh Frank! have you no pity?-'
"There, didn't you hear?" whispered
Blanche, in awestruck tones.
"Yes, and I don't mean to hear any
more. Come in, Blanche."
"How stupid you are, Thil! ' They are
in the next room, 1 tell you!" she re
iterated impatiently.
"What of it?"
Mrs. Lorimer gave a little petulant
"There was no one with that gentle
man who came in here this afternoon,
and he waa alono at table d'hote! Now,
do you understand?"
Phil gave a low whistle, but before
he could make any remark the wailing
voice reached them again:
. "Frank, don't force met I cannott I
will not! It is too awful!"
Phil drew his wlfo quickly Into the
room and closed the window noisily.
"But, Phil, ain't you going to do any
thing? Suppose "
"Stuff and nonsense!" interrupted
Thll, gruffly; "It's no business of ours!
Hut your archangel does not seem to be
a very amiable person!"
"But don't you think"
"I think it's time to turn in!" replied
her husband, decisively; for Philip was
a true Britisher, with a noted objection
to putting his fingers into other people's
pie. Every man for himself, and Scot
land Yard for ns all, was his motto.
Blanche, on the other hand, was a
true daughter of Eve, and she deter
mined to discover, if possible, whose
Toice it was that she- had heard and
what was the meaning of its piteous
appeal. But how was It to be done?
Chance gave her an opening which
she was quick to seize. Having gone
up to her room after breakfast next
morning she found the chambermaid
still busy with her dusting.
"Oh, you can go on," she said, smil
ing, as she seated herself by the win
dow. The maid was clearly the very
person to enlighten her. But how to
come to the point?
"I am afraid I am dreadfully untidy,"
Blanche began, after a moment, with a
conciliating little smile.
"Not at all, madam," replied the girl,
"Have you many rooms to do?" con
tinued Mrs. Lorimer, with kindly in
terest. "The whole of thi3 floor, madam."
"Does the lady In the next room give
much trouble?"
"There is no lady In No. 24, madam;
only a gentleman who arrived yester
day. Anything I can get for you,
"No, thank you."
Here was a mystery! No lady In No.
24, and yet that was undoubtedly a
woman's voice last night! It was most
extraordinary, and Blanche communi
cated the result of her investigation
with Intense trepidation. Phil, how
ever, declined to be Interested in tho
affair or to disenss It in any way, so his
wife wm forced to keep her conjectures
to herself, and tUey wero- of tt nature
anything but flattering; to the nrnlf 00
enpant et Jito 8
As the davworeon the keenneaa of
her Interest in the handsome stranger
and his mysterious companion waned i
somewhat before the more enthralling
problems connected with her own cos- .
tume for the dance w huh waa to be
given inai evening, t nu naa an ana-
lous time pending the settlement of
these questions, but in due course all of
them were disposed of in the most suc
cessful manner, as was sufficiently
proved by the crowd of partners who
flocked round Mrs. Lorimer as soon as
she made her appearance in the ball
room. Blanthe had, indeed, quite for
gotten the mystery of No. 24 in the ex
citement of the ball, when It was re
called to her by the aight of their
neighbor standing in the doorway. Her
heart beat fast as she noted what
woman ever tails to do It? that his
eye followed her round the room with a
glance of interest and admiration.
"Now," she thought to herself, "he
will ask me to dance, and I shall be
able to put some searching questions to
The hope, however, was doomed to
disappointment. Tho stranger eon
euted himself with admiring Mrs. Lori
mer from a distance, and for once at
least that little lady retired to her room
not altogether satisfied with herself.
It was again a brilliant, moonlit sum
mer's night, and Blanche threw herself
into a capacious chair by the window
prior to disrobing. She was commenc
ing a somewhat petulant complaint
upon the shortcomings of the evening's
entertainment when suddenly she waa
pulled up short by alow, blood-curdling
wail from the adjoining room.
Blanche started up white and fright
ened. "Phil, what was that?"
Before ho could reply the moan of
palu became articulate, and once mora
the woman's voice reached them in low,
distinct tones through the open window.
"Frank, let me outl Have mercy on
me! Oh, let ms out!
A man's voice, again In gruff, unln
telligible reply, and then once again
the piteous, pleading voice:
"I'll do anything, Frank! I'll never
tell anybody you are my husband. Only
let me go!
Blanche's grasp on her husband's
hand tightened Philip listened not lnu
intently than she did.
"Have pity, Frank, have pity! Don't
you remember that you used to say you
loved me? Why are you so cruel now? I
never did you any harm. Oh, let me
out! 1 cau't bear it! You can have all
my money, every penny; only don't
make me go back!"
A brutal, unqualified oath was the
sole answer to this appeal; It was fol
lowed by a faint, smothered cry: i
"No! no! never! I will not go back
into that horrible box! I had rather be
killed outright!"
There was absolute silence for
second; and Blanche and Philip stood
breathless; then came a muffled shriek
of agony.
"No! no! oh, no, Frank! I did not
mean it! I'll do what you like! Don't
kill me! Help! Help!"
With a cry of righteous rage Phil
dropped his wife's hand and dashed
across the bulcony. He shook theclosed
windows vigorously, regardless of
everything save the frontlo desire to
prevent a horrible crime.
A dead silence had followed the
woman's last cry, and when at last
Lorimer forced the windows and
bounded into tho room ho found it in
darkness, except for the streak of weird
moonlight that followed him.
In the darkness he could just discern
the figure of a man standing by a huge,
black trunk.
What is the meaning of this?" asked
the man, advancing, but Phil pushed
him roughly aside.
iv nai nave yuu uoue wna inat un
fortunate woman?"
A feeble moan struck on his ear.
"Where are you?" he cried, "I will help
"Oh, let me outl let me out!" came to
him in feeble it seemed almost dying
"You brute!" cried Lorimer, beside
himself with excitement and Indigna
tion. At this moment the room was invaded
by a motley crowd In all stages of
deshabille, for after Phil's departure
Blanche had raised an alarm In such in
coherent fashion that half the hotel
was swarming into No. 24, uncertain
whether murder, fire or sudden death
was the cause of the midnight dis
turbance. "It Is his wife," explained Phil, fran
tically. "He's been trying to kill her.
She is hidden here somewhere."
"Here! here! Oh, I am dying!"
"The trunk!" cried some one. With
one accord they boro down upon the
huge block trunk; every one's fingers
were thrust forward to unbuckle the
straps, the moaning growing fainter
and fainter, till, as the last fastening
gave way, it ceased altogether.
"We are too late," cried Phil, as he
threw open the lid "The poor thing is
" He stopped, started back and
looked around him in bewilderment
The rest of the company crowded for
ward and peered into the trunk.
"Why, it's empty!" they exclaimed in
"Gentlemen! gentlemenl" cried the
suave voice of the hotel proprietor from
the door. "What does this mean?"
"We don't know," cried everyone, un
certain whether to be greatly amused
or intensely indignant
"This gentleman," continued the pro
prietor, indicating his guest of the
seraphic countenance, who stood smil
ing silently, "this gentleman is Dcla
vere Darcey, the celebrated ventrilo
quist, who will appear to-morrow even
ing at the Winter Gardens. He has
been amusing you with a little private
There was a most gratifying attend
ance at the Winter Gardens on the fol
lowing night to witness Delavere Dar-
, cey's entertainment, tor, as tho poet
. tells us
Great sre tho uses of advertisement
nut noitner rump lorimer nor ms
wlfo was among the audience. They
had loft Eden-on-Sost hy 0 early train.
Iiondoa TratHt
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There are several possibilities that
just Daw threaten the peace of mind of
the average woman. One of these is
crinoline; another is such a marked
change in prevailing' styles that all of
her last years clothe must be thrown
away; another is that the latest fash- (
ions ar going to be ridiculous in the
extreme. Just what object certain self-'
constituted authorities can have in ring
ing changes on all of these ideas it
would be difficult, indeed, to imagine.
The woman of moderate means may
possess her soul in patience and pre
serve her tranquility on the assurance
that we will not be troubled with crin
oline to any extent, that there will not
be any radical change in fashions, at
least not so much as to affect the con
servative models of h day, and last,
but by no means least, the ridiculous
and absurd will not prevail.
The dress of TO need not be thrown
Into the rag-bag or sacrificed to the
poor-box. Many a dress made in the
early part of lat year will do its full
duty as second best or first best, maybe,
for the moderate coming and going ol
the woman of average means.
It is not at au necessary to remove
the square basque-skirts that were so
fashionable last season. One can do sc
If one chooses, and wear the little point
ed bodice that remains. A puff of silk
or dress material set around the waist
for slender figures will be a pretty ad
dition to thin silk or wool costumes.
For handsome dresses, a fringe of jet ot
colored heads In front or a folded rib
bon or silk belt, with bow and ends, or
a passementerie or silk girdle will be
an appropriate finish. Of all things,
avoid the Idea, either in thought or
speech, thst the entire wardrobe must
be revolutionized. Thla is the height
of absurdity. New dresses are now be
ing made that, in style and finish, dif
fer but very slightly from those ordered
a year ago.
Of course, there are extreme styles
and extreme people to wear them, but
the conservative, solid, sensible people,
who are not so much the leaders as
the arbiters of fashion, are wearing
very much the same things that they
wore a year ago. There is a conserva
tive dress that Is like the close cottage-
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uonnrt mm nan qui uccu uui ui iiisiiuiii
in a quarter of a century and probably
never will go out of fashion as long as
sensible women live and move and .
have their being. N. Y. Ledger.
That Fitful Artlrle Now berlared (0 B
the Embodiment of IMwomfort.
There are few more uncomfortable
and unwieldy things than the ordinary
extension dining table. The rack
to hold the leaves is a nuisance, the
joints are always coming apart, und
the entire article is likely
shaky and unmanageable.
to grow
It Is suggested that the leaves of the
table be arranged somewhat after the
fashion of the sliding shutters to stores.
They could be wound on a cylinder and
run In like the roll-top desk. A very
little extremely simple mechanism
which could be in narrow sections oi wanted were Invited to the season's Ser
bs rs. If accurately fitted and adjusted ies, and there was hardly a single even-
there would be no difficulty in manng-
ing a table made in this wav. and the
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saving of labor and the convenience ol
the new arrangement would be great
Who has not taxed the arms almost
beyond endurance by pulling and tug
ging to lift the leaves Into the averagi
table? Knob, a device would allow ol
leaves having far less weight, and these
could be so adjusted that the ugly spac
at the side of n. t.nh1e when nartlv ex-
tended could be done awny with. It If
quIto time that improvement waf
made in this article of furniture, foi
surely progress in this line for the laal
half century has been very little tc
speak of.
By all means give us a dining table
with an arrangement on the general
principle of the roll-top cylinder desk.
N Y. Ledger.
Tart Is Necessary.
The woman who would be a success
ful leader ln society must possess in
finite tact. She must be able to say
the right thing at the right moment,
and never by any chance wound any
one's self-esteem; she must be so wwld
ly wise as to seem genuinely unselfish,
so full of consideration and sympathy
as to appear full of the milk of humrn
kindness. A tactful person will Inva
riably remember and use your name:
ahe will appear interested In your hob
by, and will listen with flattering at
tention to whatever you may say. She
will talk to children and servants, with
the hotise mother, discuss pictures with
the artist, books with the author, and
gonsip with the worldly minded. II
this universal sympathy sprang from
higher motive what a noble character
it would imply for the curious part ol
a perfectly worldly policy is that it
stimulates so successfully what is best
and loveliest Chicago Tribune.
Drape the rtano.
Since It has become an establishes
fact that the tones of the piano are moid
effective with the back turned to the
room, its draping has become a "home
art study." For this purpose the ori
ental-looking drapery stuffs may be
used in silk, satin, and velvet Some
of the more simple curtain fabrics are
available for this effort at adornment.
and their designs may be edged with
gold or silver cord with good effect. A
woman has recently furnished up het
piano with ecrue jute sheeting. 8h
embroidered the fabric In a large Jap
anese pattern, with a scattering pi
flowers ln natural colors. The stttchei
are large and Interlacing, and in thf
leaves knotted when crossing. Chicagr.
Historians, Attention!
"Nigger, who am de fuss man dat In-
terdooced salt perwlsuns intode navy?'
"Dnr, now, you's too hard for dis col
ored individual.
"It was Noah, you fool nigger, when
he took Ham board his ark." Dei
Moines Argonaut
It St the Ice-floe In a river that 1
wim wjUj vu Jwy u water,
0, TtmM for ,h. Popi. .t th. Capital hi
ta old Day.
Some one has said that there was a
time in Washington's social history
when a woman might give a ball if she
had a case of apollinaris.
That simple !
time has departed. The woman of
ashmgton who undertakes a ball in
this day of the city's history faces all
the expense and a good many more of
the difficulties that confront her aUter
of New York or Philadelphia or Bos
It was a great event in the old day
when the state department found itself
charged with the duty of entertaining
some duly accredited foreign embassy,
pagan or t hnstian, dusky or otherwise.
Then what has been dubbed In the
navy the "royal yacht," meaning there
by a small, untrustworthy vessel sup
posed to be useful In time of wax as a
despatch-boat, was utilized for festal
purposes, and the embassy and
the guests of the secretary of
state were carried down the Poto
mac to visit the tomb of Washing
ton. There were lunch and music
and tulk. bright sunshine and much
gaycty. If the ambassadors were Inter
esting they became acquainted with
what of Washington the secretary of
state or his family thought good enough
for themselves; but if they were pecu
liarly and irreparably pagan they en
joyed the view of the river and Its
shores in the society of their accom
panying missionaries. Perhaps these
pleasant excursions continue to be a
feature of Washington society, but if
they do an invitation must be far more
rare than it used to be, tor necessarily
there are many more people In the cap
ital whom the secretary's family are
obliged to consider good enough, while
the accommodations ot the boat remain
In the old day the men and women
who made part of its panorama call It
that, especially if they have moved
away and are not of the Washington of
the present In the old day there used
to be moonlight excursions down the
river to a once ambitious "terminal
point" to use a seductive railroad
phrase arid society lunched and gos
siped and fir ted at so much a head in
Ktlinlff- thp Onrflelit Mpmnr.nl hnsnl-
tal, or 'of some other equally worthy
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uuject oi cunriiy.
During the wintor the cabinet officers
and their families used to hold what
were known as "card receptions."
Tliev were comfortably crowded, and
were pleasant. Other and unofficial
families followed the example, and one
might go almost any evening of the
week, iccluding Sunday, to soms par
ticular house, and meet the same people
that one met the evening before, and
that one would meet the evening fol
lowing. These were assemblages of
friends, with an Infusion of whatever
distinguished visitors might happen to
be In the city. Naturally there was a
tinge, sometimes amounting to a taint,
of officialism In the gatherings; tor the
' cabinet families can not neglect the
law makers who provide the means for
' carrying on their departments. Con-
grcss and Its wife was asked in due ro-
ing In the week when one who was ad'
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' mltted might not meet most of the oth-
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crei nv iicniuiiaicil uinuc.
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Ihere was no ostentation in these
i ii ti.
a rude intrusion. Occasionally a hostess
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!., Lir.A y..A ,i a .. '
ing friends, had endured the Insolence
of on unasked Intruder man or wo
manfelt compelled to take strong
measures. The capital of the nation is
Infested with a human insect that de-
votes Its energies to boring into places
where it Is not wanted. Possibly its
kindred exist elsewhere; but there has
been so much freedom of access to the
l there has
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houses of men whose careers
rrrvor, ,r,,,lrU rl r. m,,r.V, AA
among those in high places 0, nn.
,i.iw . it..,:i
feelings that the breed h especially en
couraged there. Then, again, there are
two notable features which mark the
society of the capital the presence of
officials and statesmen who are known
far and wide, and the absence of the
m.,n who .r utino-nt.lrr.rt tn tt,.
sciences and the
HPf Henry Loomls
Nelson, in Harper's Magazine.
A Breach of Promise Case.
A young colore girl of Philadelphia
thus told her grievance to the court the
other day! "Mah name's 'Vlrginy
Georgy Luzby, bui I has hopes ob hit
bein' changed an' dat's wot ize hyar to'
ter kick erbout." "Never mind that,"
interrupted the magistrate). "Go on
with your stotr." "Well," continued
the girl, "dis hyar niggah hez bin a
keepin' cump'ny wif me to' nigh onter
six months an' he bin powerful sngary
an' lobin' fo' quite a spell. He's janitah
in a skule an' kinder high inflooenced
in grammah. Well, he promised fo' ter
marry me jes' hez soon es he could
affohd it. He kin affohd It now but he
woan'." "How do you know he can
afford to marry you?" asked the judge.
"How d I know! How d' I know!"
cried the girl. "Why, hit on'y tecks
fifty cents fur a license and I seen him
flashin' a dollar larse night; dat's how
I know."-N. Y. Tribune.
Unused Doors.
An English decorator notes that
doors which are not required for any
reason for their usual purpose may be
locked and utilized ln decoration. "In
old houses where tho walls are thick
they form deep recesses, and by placing
four or five shelves In these they are
transformed into excellent book shelves,
over, or rather across, which a hand
some cnrtaln may be drawn. When the
recess is not deep enough to accomo
date books narrow enamelled shelves
will serve to fill with old china, bric-a-brac
and photos, and the effect pro
duced by these arangement is, in gen
eral, uncommonly good." X. Y. World
Must llave'IIen.
Wlggs I have never been abla to
make up my mind whether Hamlet was
really crazy or not.
Wlns-"5ly Impression Is that hewn;
he was Interested in aroKteur tlvtatrl-
JplB,yottlin9v, frutJfc " '"
Egg Curry Mike a teacup of
white sauce, mix in a spoonful of curry
with a little cream, cut a dozen hsrd
boiled eggs in slices, and drop in the
kill unM TaLt nn nn A lars- H I K
surround witn border of gra ted onions.
furnish with slices of lemon. Harper's
Brow a Bread Two eupfuls of
corn meal, one cupful of white flour
through which is sifted a teaspoonful
of soda, a scant halt-cupful ot molasses,
with sour milk to make a batter. Meim
two and one-half hours. Do not un
cover it during that time nor let the
water stop boiling. Housekeeper.
Poultry and Game. Wild Fowls
These always require a brisk fire, and
should be roasted until they sre a light
brown, but not too much, or they lose
their flavor by letting the gravy run
out A chicken will roast in one hour.
Turkey requires two or three, and also
geese and duck. Detroit Free Press.
Salt Pork. Slice and soak several
hours In sweet or sour milk; roll each
alio In flour and cook in a spider till
nicely crisp on both sides. Remove to
a platter, leaving two tablespoonfuls
of the fat and add a tablespoonful of
flour, stirring until well cooked. Pour
In two-thirds of a pint of sweet milk,
and when thick serve with the meat
Woman's Journal.
Potted Ham. Remove nearly all
the fat from boiled ham and chop very
fine; then place in a mortar or earthen
vessel sad grind Add black pepper,
pinch of cayenne and a little mustard.
Mix well and heat In a little melted
butter. When hot through, put in
baking powder cans and set in a cool
place. This will be found excellent for
sandwiches. Ladies World.
Throat diseases are caused by
germs, Inhalations of sewer gas, en
larged and horny tonsils and obstruo
(ions la the nose. People liable to
throat diseases should be very careful
in nsipg1' alcohol, tobacco and in eating
hot oa highly spiced food Irritating
remedies, such as cayenne, tannin loz
enges or nitrate ot silver, should be
avoided, except In special cases.
Italian Cheese. Mix with nearly
half a pound of pounded loaf sugar, the
Juice ot three leinona, two tablespoon
fuls of white wiue, and a quart of
cream; beat it with a whlsp till quite
thick, which may be In half an hour;
put a bit of muslin into a hair sieve and
pour In the cream. In twelve hours
turn tt out and garnish it with flowers.
It may be put into a tin shape with
holes in it.
Oyster Stew. Equal parta of oys
ters, water and milk. Let the water
boil; salt; add the oysters; pepper, a lit
tle celery salt, If desired, one-half cup
ful of rolled cracker crumbs to each
pint of oysters. When they have come
to a boil add the milk which has been
made hot by setting In a dish of boiling
water. Finally a large piece of butter.
TaK at once from the stove and servo
with good oyster crackers. Good
M f. -Uu
Meteorle Career Fol
lowed by a Dramatic Ending.
"We, at this distance, shrink at setting
out with her on that fatal voyage, with
, .1 T'J . . 1
" " ,?- 1 . ' ""T.
atneken with malignant small-pox; his
jlii . m flit i.
death and burial at sea off Gibraltar;
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the body wrapped in a flag and lowered
de'P ln th; "JL'Tl?
nd car for the widow. Then little
Angellno seized with the dread disease,
i lying at the point of death for days,
and rescued again only by tireless
watching and care. Contrary winds de-
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"?onth wesr, be,ore nr
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l'n 1 nursnay, Juiy is, me ciiwoein
was off the .Terse v coast. Thft nassen -
: Ken were '(' P1 4ne'r trunks and
. , , ,
ITanj 10 iuiiu Hie uioi iiiiiH ni
I niw n the evening the wind arose and j
t midnight it was hurricane. The.
ship tossed and pitched all night, flying
no one knew where or how swiftly I
with the wind and tide, headlong to de-!
atruction. I
"At four o'clock on Friday morning,
19, she
struck oft Fire island
I ach. First a jar, then a crash, and
I muuuoi u mc rwo uimmug wtci
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horrors Of that awful dawn and be of more value to the manufacturer
awakening, yet how else may we than any lamp patent- Those lamp
realize the test of the souls which con- j makers who accomplish most In im
fronted them? The passengers meet In ' provements and In cheapening cost dur
the gray twilight, exchanging hurried j Ing the next year or two will be nearest
words, calm but desperate. I to possessing the best trade mark, and
And now, for twelve mortal hours,
amid the rack of tempest fury of nn-1 ia very well to pray; but keep your pow
chained elements, that doomed band of . der dry too. Electrical Engineer.
human beings awaited death a hun
dred deaths. We have a glimpse of
Margaret singing her terrified child to
sleep through the howling storm. Land
was in sight, actually within a hundred
yards, only the raging breakers be
tween. Through the gray cloud of rain
and spray they could see the gray sand
hills, with people moving on the beach,
and a wagon drawn np, but not a hand
lifted to save them, not a lifeboat sent
to the rescue.
"Morning noon afternoon how
endless, and yet how swiftly passing!
The wreck was going to pieces, plank
by plank. A single mast remained,
with a fragment of the deck that rose
and fell with every wave. Here the
desperate group were clinging.
"The last moment came. Some
plunged into the sea and succeeded in
swimming to the shore! others trusted
to a frail plank and rorte. The last
vision of Margaret waa at the foot of
the mast in her white nightdress, with
her bright hair streaming over shoul
ders. Ossoli hung for an Instant to the
rigging, but the next wave caught him
and he sank, never to reappear. -.
"Neither his body nor Margaret's
was ever recovered. Only the little
body of Angelino was washed ashore
some minutes later, still warm, but
stripped of every shred of clothing.
One has almost a regret that the sea
gave him up, and that he should not
sleep with his parents beneath the
waves, in whose still depths, no lcsr;
than In tho fixed and utable earth
then- Is ree,,'r-il0cphSnt I WWS in
-i-CaWe despat. :-i r I '
the rate of twentv t'i t -r
a minute. An expert t.-. - , r a
land Una send about l.-ru- ;
I that time.
J. Wu.nersa.vs Vr&t ! tr v.
only slightly yellows and .-.,.
wood-paper, the Influence of t'-e t -
trie Htf&t is sl..t lc.s ' i : -Bounces
the latter the brat - t
for libraries.
Toy Wing Sang, a V " j--motor
from China, has mno i -, . t
ting subscriptkms of 114 1 ' 4
stated, from American st i 1 1 - -ltaliista,
for the buildu . of ,
roads and lighting p'... ci. i.i t ,. .. -i
Berlin and London are aoi-a to bs
connected by long dUtn telephone.
The long distal)" line between l..-i 1
and Paris is reported to be cutting intj
the business of the telegraph io-s be
tween the two cities so far as tJ.e trans
mission of Immediate mewrfiycs i con
cerned Some intcrmsting trials have recent
ly been made of an electrical sut'iuurino
boat which the Italian government i
aaid to regard with favor. The host
has a total weight ot 46 tons, and is 1
feet long, 8 feet wide and 11 ft deep.
At the trial it proved capable of de
scending to a depth of 1H0 f.-ct, and
staying under water 48 hour. t
Something handsome awaits the'
man who shall contrive a ninjf.j-ine.-self-feeding
electric are lamp that sh'.L
work unerringly and be cheaper than
tha wages of the men now employed tj
put in new carbons. Inventnm ha'
overeouis one serious difficulty after an
other In elcctrio lighting, and the hope
ful thing about the eommervlal use of
electricity is that every skilled man em
ployed in the business seems to apira
to be an Inventor.
Electrical conditions are such In th
mountain regions of Colorado that a
human being becomes charged with
electricity whenever he moves quickly
a cro a carpeted room, and the pho-
nomenon otiserved here m dry, co! I
weather, of electric sparks from tho
human hand or nose 1 of constant
occurrence there. It has Wen dis
covered that even in this cliuuite tho
phenomenon occurs frequently ia
houses built in such manner as to iusura
dryness and partial insulation. ,
A new dynamo brush, recently in
troduced In France, is said to be a great
improvement on those usually used
there. It consist simply of a pile of
exceedingly thin rheeta ot a copper
alloy possessing anti-friction properties.'
The sheets are about one-thousanth of
an Inch thick. They are made to last
longer than those made of copper net
ting so often used elsewhere, and prob
ably wear the commutator les.' It haa
been pointed out. however, that the re
sistance of the alloy compares unfavor
ably with that of copper brushes.
Not alone In cities but la the coun
try districts the great advantages of
applied electricity will soon be felt It
is said that at least ninety per cent of
the roads throughout the country could
be equipped with wires and tracks at a
cost ot some $3,500 a mile; but when
this is done all expense of road wagons,
horses, drivers, et cetera, is done with,
and with the Incalculable advantages
of transit thus introduced ipto tha
country Its benefits would be appre
ciated and enjoyed by a large portion
of those people who now drift to tha
An Incandescent search light for
physicians' use Is described In the En
glish Mechanic It consists of -a small
glow lamp, so adjusted that the arch of
the filament Is nearly coincident with
' P"" ' t 1.-
, Wio reflector one Inch I dlainrtfr at
. " " . " i""
' admit me lamp, ana is mounwa on ino
' vft-mtt.v of rru-t.it 1 tithe.. A evlindri-
cal block of ebonite sliding in the ti
i ,
nerves as cnrrinr l.r WW ""! i
mouth of the reflector is closed with a
transparent glass cover to exclude tho
dust and otherwise protect the lamp.
A valued correspondent etpressr
to ns his belief that eventually thn
manufacture of incandescent electric
' lamps will become so free an Industry
that they will be found on sale in hard-
i ware and house-furnishing stores,
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utmi ciiiiuurys ric mm , nuu tiwiv wn.-.
perhaps some good patent as well. It
An Idyl of the Srni.hln.
The girl was fair. Sott blue her eyes
as the skies, and pink an white her
cheeks as the mountain peaks at sun
rise, and golden light her hair as tha
moonlight air.
Ah, she was very fair.
Uncrowned, save by her tossing"
tresses, she stood facing the east and
the sun came and kissed her.
Kissed her long and lovingly.
Her mother saw her there anil called
to her. - - .
"Let me linger here, dear mother.
pleaded the fair being. "The air is so
sweet the fragrance of -the fliwers so
rich, the skies above me are so tenderly
blue, and mother, dear, I fecl as if I
were a little queen standing nere in
the glorious reign of the sun." -
The mother appeared at the door.
"Fudge," she exclaimed, vou ought
to have sense enough to com is out of
that sort of a reign. Don't you know
you'll be freckled worse than a turkey
And a neavy Diactt cioua rose no and
swiped the sun across the, face. De
troit I ree rress.
Tho Old Story.
"Your eyes are awfully red. Jcnnip?'
"Yes; I wss np most of the rdsrM."
"What doing? '
"I had let the diary I atartod'on Netv
Year's fall behind, and I waa wrii'.ng is,
up to date." N.'Y.
To ( Iiwt Hon t j.
Waiter (insinuntm -M - 1 ' n t
will not forget me. sir.
Dr-parting ("i. - ' 1 1 '.
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