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FOR THE "LITTLE ONES.
ffOMESr eOMPEMSATfOiC ALir OVER THE tftf0tfs I'm. i This Coin and Card Trick Js Mystifying and Easily Performed.' .' An interesting and pretty trick is to make a coin -appear under ci ther of two cards, according to the desire of your aadience. Prepare beforehand two coins, ech slightly waxed on one side. Xow ask some one for a similar coin, and without letting anvbodv see the waxed ones exchange one of them for the bor rowed one and place it on the ta ble waxed side up. Take two cards at random from a pack and hold them in your hand "with the other waxed coin so that it will stick to the under card. Xow lav the card carefully on the table near the other coin. Place the sec ond card over the first waxed coin so that every one sees you, press it down slightly, and you will have a waxed coin sticking to the "under surface of each card. Vou can now make the coin ap pear under either card that your audience nnmes by bending the card slightly upward in lifting it, for then the coin will not stick; otherwise it will, and your audience will think it is one coin that you make pass from under one card to the other -at your pleasure. A Rainy Day Game. The following game is very popu lar with little French children and may help you to pass some pleasant moments : Choose a letter of the alphabet, tay "D," for instance. Each player, Jl"ith pencil and paper, is told to write the name of a country, river, mountain, city, soldier, artist, writ er, musician and statesman, all be ginning with the letter '!)." At the end of live minutes the lists are closed. One reads the names from his list, and those having the same names on their lists scratch them oil". The winner of the con test is the one having the most names not on the lists of the others. The fact of his names beinsr more uncommon shows him to have the greater knowledge and memory. "I hear, senator," said the inquis itive young ladv, "that it cost .you $'.'0,000 to be elected." Yes, approximately that "Well, that will leave you only $10,000 for six years' work. Isn't that rather email for a naa of your ability?" ' For a man of mv ability it is rather small, but I expect the sacri fice to be not wholly in vain. In fact, I have already been retained cs attorney for three large corpora tions that would have been injured by the passage of bills which I in tended to introduce. So, you see, there are honest ways in which a man may be compensated for the annoying expenditures which in the age of graft and chicanery the high minded servant of the people must make in order to help to preserve the foundations of the republic." Chicago lleeord-llerald. Imported Jap Ssaweed. '"The Japanese servants' who dom- "ew York families," o now introducing success a relish popular in Califor- mate so mum- said a caterer, ';ar with eon idem blj tnat is already ma and places wnere Chinese and Jap cooks cater to American palates. Asakusa-nori is the name of this oriental product, which is nothing more than a species of dried sea weed found on the shores of the Yellow sea. ''This serves as the foundation of many Japanese and Chinese sauces, besides being when boiled a staple article of food. Japanese living in Xew York import it in the cute lit tle boxes, just as it is sold in the Tokyo markets, and prepare it with that curious adaptation to occiden tal taste for which the Japs are now famous, whether in warfare, com merce or art." Xew York Press. Honest Polly. A ladv was one day teaching a little colored girl how to spell, says an exchange. She used a pictorial primer in which each word was ac companied by an illustration. Polly glibly spelled "o-x, ox," and "b-o-x, box," and the teacher thought she was making right rapid progress, perhaps even too rapid. She put her hand over the picture and then asked, "Polly, what does o-x spell ?" "Ox," answered Polly nimbly. "Flow do you know it spells ox?" Poll' was as honest as the day. Seed his tail!" she responded. Lincoln's Mother's Tribute. Though fond of his books, it must not be supposed that the boy Lincoln cared only for work and se rious study, lie was a social, sunny tempered lad, as fond of jokes and fun as he was kindly and industri ous. His stepmother said of him: "I can say what scarcely one moth er in a thousand can say Abe nev er gave me a cross word or look and never refused to do anything I ask ed him. I must say that Abe was the best boy 1 ever saw or expect to see." From Helen Xicolay's "The Bovs' Life of Abraham Lincoln" in t. Nicholas. The Microbes' Kitchen. In a London hospital -where bac teriology is a feature tine crops of typhoid can be seen flourishing in the scientific garden. There is even a microbes' soup kitchen, where several highly train ed and most learned chefs in white linen overalls are composing dainty repasts for the microbes. Their tastes require, the most careful study. Over the fire pota-" toes are steaming in a caldron, and in the course of a few days these same potatoes may be found under glass covers with flourishing growths of various diseases on the top. In various pots and pans the most savory soups are in progress chick en broth, meat broth, beef jelly all specially' prepared to suit the vari ous wants of the microbes. Flaxseed an Excellent Remedy." Fc Colds and Other Ills. Flaxseed has great medicinal quali ties' as it possesses that which makes it soothing as well as healing. Twit tablespoonfuls of flaxseed steeped in a pint of water, with the juice of on lemon, taken hot, in doses of a cup ful just before retiring, will soon break up the severest cold. The ground flaxseed made into a poulticcl will in most cases soothe inflamma tion and heal the affected parts. Re cent use lias proved that flaxseed is, an excellent remedy for constipa tion. Two tablespoonfuls soaked in warm water taken before retiring and again on rising in the morning will gently cause a natural move inent of the bowels. When consti pation is not chronic it will hardly be necessary to repeat the dose m the morning, and in many cases the do.-e may gradually be reduced in quantity at night. The Invalid's Bed. Yhcii leaking the invalid's bed the -upper sheet should -be put on the bed so that the hem will be wrong side up, for when this sheet is turned down over the blanket at the. top the hem will then be up permost and make an attractive and neat finish to the bed. It should also be tucked in securely at the foot to prevent pulling out and wor rying the patient. If possible to make a selection in blankets the choice should lie in two thin ones rather than one heavy one, for the air gets in between the two blankets and helps to keep the patient warm and the atmosphere of the bed pure. Besides, the weight in bedclothing should always be a consideration. DC 5 1 IVIustard Sauce. r Put a cupful of vinegar, a table spoonful of butter and a teaspoon ful each of salt and sugar in a small saucepan over the lire. As soon as the butter melts add a tablcspoon ful of mustard mixed in a little cold water. Have ready the beaten yolk of one egg and then pour the vinegar and mustard mixture over the egg, stirring constantly to pre vent curdling. Return to the tire, stir until it thickens, then take at once from theTire. Carefully made, this is thick and smooth as a mayonnaise. or trir Hidden Names. Find the hidden names of a boy one in each sentence: 1. l ou know I dare not trust you. 2. Yes, the roses are very nice. 3. Determined I am you must tell mother. -1. I will tell her in a day or two. o. Vi 1 1 you be at Picefield villa today ? 0. I like jam, especially raspberry. 7. If red does not suit, try blue. Answers: 1. Ida. 2. Esther. 3. Amy. 4. Ada. 5. Beatrice. 6. James. 7. Fred. Bean Bag Game. Construct with supports a board about twenty-five inches square, with a hole in the center about eight inches across. A half dozen bean bags are needed to play this game, and the feature is to see how many bags the player can pitch into the center hole. Mrs. Mouse and Mrs. Pussy. A Cit cf English. A Frenchman was boasting that he had thoroughly mastered the English language when he was ask ed to write from dictation the fol lowing specimen of our choice ec centric vernacular ' " ' ' y "As Hugh Hughes was. hewing a Yule log from a yew tree !a man dressed in garments of a dark hue came up to 'Hugh and said, Tlave you seen my ewes ?' To which he replied, 'If you will wait until I hew this vc.w I will ,o with you to look for your eyres " After an attempt the Frenchman admitted his mistake. He used to imagine he was used to English speaking, but he would be more careful how he used the language in future. bhr Jackals. Jackals are much more cunning than wolves and approach the fox more nearly in the exhibition of craftiness. They are natives of northern Africa and southern Asia and are nocturnal animals. Com bining in packs or hunting in asso ciations of several members, they will pull down antelopes and sheep, but when they seek their prey singly thev are content with smaller ani mals and,poultry. They are readily tamed when caught young and will act like dogs when called by their masters, crouching, wagging their tails and rolling on the ground, but, like the wolf, are not to be trusted, for they respect only the hand of their master. A mouse went Into the barn one day, Where Fussy Cat slept on a load of hay. But puss waked up and yawned. "OX dear!" Bo Mousie remarked. 'TIs very clear I'd better away to avoid a row . Betwixt myself and Mrs. Meow,' Pot neither here nor across the sea la a blgr enough barn for pussy and me." So while pussy blinked on the load of hay The mousie winked and ran away. A Shark's Appetite. A grewsome collection of articles was found in the stomach of a huge shark recently. The beast was evi dently a man eater, for his stomach contained a man's head, three hats, two. fowls and a quantity of bones. He weighed 750 pounds and was caught by the crew of the liner Syria at Suez. The fishing apparatus consisted of a rone and a leg of pork. The Champion Thief. The police of xVustria are looking for a man whom they consider the champion thief. First he carried off all the basalt blocks from a side street in Budapest; then he netted all the fish in the lake in Stadwal chen park in 'the role of lessee of ths fishing; next he rolled away a wooden villa in the suburbs' and all its furniture and other contents. To Make Limewater. Lay a lump of quicklime as as the two fists in a granite ware pitcher of cold water, stir with a wooden spoon and let it stand six hours. Strain the liquid through a V uouoie iniCAiiess oi eoeesetaom without disturbing the s?diment of lime; put in bottles and cork tight. Before using pour off half an inch from the top if it has stood any, length "of time and use only the clear liquid. Carpet Cleaning. Shave a bar of white soap finely and mix with six quarts of boiling water; add nix ounce of borax and two tablespoonfuls of saltpeter, Boil until dissolved, add half a cup ful of household ammonia and as soon as you can bear your hand on, it scrub the carpet, with it as you would a hard tioor, a little space at I a time. ieiore using anyinmg upon the carpet syvecp it perfectly free ot dust. Cre of Fine Linen. Tablecloths and napkins should never have a touch of starch in them, yet many housewives will add a little to get an imitation "shine" in place of the burnish that nothing but careful ironing can bring out. Damask should be sprinkled until it is just a little damp all over and then ironed until it is perfectly dry, going over and over it with an iron until not a suspicion of moisture is left in it. Care of House Plants. " It is an excellent plan in the care of palms and rubber plants, and in deed nearly all house plants, to dip the entire plant, pot and all, into a basin or tub of lukewarm water now and then. This treatment allows all the roots to become thoroughly soaked. Cleaning Tarnished Silver. If the silver is badly tarnished it can be brightened by immersing - it fn a preparation made of one ounce of cyanide of potassium and one quart of water. Cyanide of potas sium is a deadly poison, and the greatest care should be taken in using. " Home Pickling Vinegar. Save all your apple parings and clippings, cover with water and cook thoroughly, then strain through a cloth bag. To every quart of this liquid add one teaspoonf ul of sugar, and stand till turned. It makes an excellent pure vinegar. Remedy For Croup. If a child have a bad attack of croup, put two tablespoonfuls er.ch of turpentine and of liquid into a pan and set them on the fire. The. thick, resinous smoke that arises will cause almost instant relief. 53 mi;irme &T XP Tit 71 t1 ft-! (Dill MMlitS Offers are asked and bids invited on the beauti ful lot on South Seventh street in front of the home of Mrs. M. T. Franklin. This is a beautiful corner lot with a fine eastern exposure, high and dry, draining well, with cement walk in front of same. The lot is 70 feet front by 136 feet deep with an alley way in the rear. It is on the car line and is one of the few really valuable and desir able building lots left within the center of the city. The owner of this lot is going to sell the same and he invites offers for it, as it must be sold within the next few weeks. A fine corner lot right at the College is offered for sale. The lot is 66 feet front bv 126 feet deep and it has an eastern frontage. This lot is in a good neighborhood and is offered to the first pur chaser at $1250.00 cash, or if time is wanted we can arrange it for buyer. A fine country home and farm is offered some one at a bargain. This place is located on the Pickensville road in the Dunbar neighborhood, on the R. F. D. route and consists of 121 acres of land. There is a fine house on the place recently remodeled at a cost of $1500.00 and there is 25 acres in wood, 60 acres in fenced pasture, the balance in cultivated land. There are outhouses such as stables and barn and all necessary improvements. This place has been held for $20.00 an acre but the owner is anx ious to close it out at once and a great bargain is offered in it at its present price. : A magnificent piece of city property earning a dividend of nearly seven per cent net upon the pres ent price and as soon as the present lease expires it can be made to pay ten per cent. This property is located in the section which always rents and it is a bargain at the price. Very little mercantile prop erty is offered in this city at the present time and the value of store houses is just beginning to ad vance. Look into this. A good six room cottage, well located and rented to a first-class tenant at $12.50 a month is offered for $1200.00. Another cottage of four rooms is offered for $1100.00. Well located and already rented. These are good investments and are lo cated close to the car line. A good home at $3150.00 and a good home for $3500.00. These are well located and are cheap at the price. Mm dDmmpsi COLUMBUS, ' McsM fly rassissrppi. i , f .1 ( 3 J .H" - ) i (' - a ! ( k - 0 r T ' . t I It r j , - : )' i ' t I : ) & - : 1 - (i (: f. ' : i ' I m . T ( )