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DeSOTO TIMES
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JoL. XXIV.-NO. 49.
HERNANDO DE SOTO CO.,
MISS., THURSDAY, MAY 1, 1890.
PUBLISHED WEEKLY
picture.
her picture.
M »»
up» for ° Ter .
trusted me through all Id
[jMol tor the lore In mine they see; #
Ichln*o'or foe In their sad surprise
grieving for the gr e a came om.
change or pain can Ivor
tnce op yonder wall,
|D y a time, when Ailed with deep un
îed k ,a the laro P 1, & ht ' s <l a,v « rln S
1*1,1 with quiet was possessed,
7 it faded from mo in a dream.
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Uten
1
curving mouth, that to mo left
In tho last kiss that she gave,
utterly bereft,
gently
it smile
Med. to leave
meet again beyond the grave.
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■ml
r<
..within the drought*» fitful glow,
«can seo you -" ,nl
ins»"/—, »orrowful and deep,
darknesi, n» In light, I know
weary I» tho watoh you keep.
•t, Id
urn
brown eyes, so tender and so
am,
lod:
If living eyes oould ever b©
faults and failures half so blind,
[(so fond, or pitiful to me.
not change those loving, earnest
I
B]
j rin
Pills,
pure
L then, blame me that I love this face,
[tlongago became my dearest friend?
|,l I wish It, with Its quiet grace,
Erlich above mo till I reach the end?
_y. H. Curtiss, In Berkshire News.
8
Blotch
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purify)
hen
jemarkable letter
Eczem
Hi
ai
riptive of a Burglar's Efforts
to Escape From Jail.
itcrcftingr Epistle to Ills Wife Showing
it Desperate Chances He Was Will
ing to Take in Order to Regain
His Freedom.
m
Ht, 4
REMEO
dieebanr
tbit
In »a,
mitt.
■ a London police court recently
■jam Wlllham was arraigned for
Blary. During the trial the follow
■ettcr, written by the prisoner to his
■ and intercepted by the jail war
■ ivas introduced; "Dkaii Polly —I
Be these few lines trusting they will
■h you safe. I am going to put them
■ note for the solicitor, only I don't
Iv his name and address. I expect
■ will be disappointed to-day, as they
I not let you see me. I will explain
■bout it now. I was going to tell
Ion Saturday, but that fellow Butch
Ithe gaoler, would not go away. I
I you I had been working all tho
Ik at a ventilator. I bad g#t it al
ly by Friday—all but just taking
llittle bricks away. Well, I was so
Iscd that I was jumping about in the
■moon and broke one of the little
Mows. Three or four came up and
led about it, and went away again,
I It got to tea time. I thought I
laid not have any body in, so I com
ped and took out some of tho
[wed bread and stuff that I had
Red
æjS
dnij
Ik]
Head*
il M
I
■pped the cracks up with, thinking I
Hid come out about eight o'clock,
Bpi all at once the warden came in
■ said he very near forgot it, hut I
Bald havo to go to another coll, hut I
Bged to stop there, as it was tho
Bt night, but he said it was
B Governor's order that no pris
Br was to stop in a room
Bk a broken window in, so I
W to go out, and I lay awake all night,
■1 then I thought about the police van.
■at van was a bit too coarse. Directly
P van started I commenced work, only
Pas put into the first one near tho
pr, just close to the policeman, and
Pre Is a stile runs through the middle
put an inch thick, but I managed to
It twice through it top and bottom, and
I'J "ear down one side. Whon the van
llled up at Holloway I was proceeding.
Ihought it was Bomewhere they stopped
I the way, hut it was not. It was too
I e then, as we were inside the gates.
Jihad known we were so near I would
|ve burst that bit off and jumped, so I
pt my liberty again by five minutes.
Wew they would see it, and know I
r 8 the one in it, and I know they would
fd out about my œil, so I made up my
pnd to have another go wherever I was
r I wrenched a bit of iron off the
oset When we got our tickets I was
" to 22—one of the same sort of cells
r no wa5 - My heart leaped. I knew I
tuld ho out in an hour with the iron
i>d saw, but ono of the head warders
ime along just as they wore going to
" r cells, and said; 'What number is
'at man?' meaning me. When they
lid him he changed it to 55, a differ
'd cell altogether; but when I got
' I thought of what I should get,
™ I made up my mind to try this
could—all the warders going to look at
v old cell, B 4, 36, you know; and they
atloned a man outside my door not to
J away.
1 lay abed watching him as he
M ked through the little hole till near
! twelve o'clock, I should think. Then
e 'l asleep. When I awoke again it
as quite light and I thought it was
■wnlng, but I could see the moon
cough the windows. I thought what
s ould do. I oould not see the man at
"door, and I thought of you and Nel
?' ari! l "hat I have in front of me, and
aew I could not make it. any worse,
Sot to work on this very awkward
e - Should have to get out two ventl
°ca. two courses of bricks, and then a
wre of glass, then tie my bedding to
non bar outside of the window, go
... "Sj to* 1 ® hole and down the bedding,
ret °V s k° u M have to take with me, ana
a heavy iron bar that I knew was in
. tie it to the bedding, throw it
, r i, tolgh wall, pull myself up with
I,,, "toll, I made vary small progress at
M toe iron I had was not poirtted,
, cu rled about any how, and the
'lator was set in with cornent. Not
one.
knowing the time and having to leave
off at the least sound, as well as keep,
ing very quiet myself, it was very slow
work, and I just managed to get
ventilator and two bricks out when tbo
bell rang to get up. It was all over
then. It would have took me another
two hours with the tools I had. If 1 had
that little chisel of mine, that would
have made short work of it altogether.
1 hey stripped mo and gave mo a prison
dress, put me in a cell with nothing but
a water can, with asphalt Hoot, and gave
me no boots till this morning. I have
been before the Governor to-day, and he
gavo orders to bring mo before the mag*
istrates. Now, somothingmustbo done.
"If I had a small die—one as thin as a
knifo—or a fine saw, I could get out ol
where I am any night or six in the
morning, for I am in a block now—A 3,
26. That is tbo first cell on your right
coming from the Central Hall, and the
window is right in the corner of the ex
ercise yard. Any one that knows the
placo, with a rope or rope-ladder, could
bring a fllo and help me any night. I
shall want clothes. Now, I have been
thinking about Saturday next. Wo
leave there about 7:45. When we are
coming out of the bath room, when we
get our clothes, the goaler goes on in the
front. I have been thinking whether I
should drop back and jump on a gate in
the exercise ground; thon I want a rope
for tho wall. You see, my having to
change my clothes, I should not be able
to smuggle any bedding. Now, I think
they are all private houses along there,
else some one might bo there with a
rope from outside; then it could be dono
all right All I should havo to do would
be to jump on the gate and run straight
to.it. Then, agin there is tho van. If I
could get a plumber's knife, a good,
strong, sharp one, I could cut right
round in five minutes and I would do it
In the morning, because they may take
extra precaution at night. Of courso I
shall have my own clothes on Saturday.
A little air pistol or a good crack on the
head would soon silence the one police
man inside, and then they could let me
out and I would take all blame. Try and
got somo one to help mo. If I go to
trial I shan't get a minute undor flvo
years—perhaps more. I am watched
too closo now, so that whatover
was done would have to be done quiet.
If T manage to get out now I could not
go far in these clothes, and I could not
tell you any time, as I should have to
wait an opportunity. If I bad an air
pistol in the van, I could do it by burst
ing the little trap-door of tho van first.
If you see old-, he might know if
they are all houses along the back that
side. I think they are.
"I know there is a lot of waste ground
in front of some now houses, but there
is not the same yard. I dare say I could
jump the gate that divides them, but
that all takes time, and time is what I
havo lost by every time. If I had come
out on Thursday it would have been all
right If I had another five minutes,
and knew whore I was on Saturday, 1
should havo been away then. 1 was so
certain of that that I made up my mind
go straight to the-and see old -
and got a sub, and then off to White
chapel, and time spoilt me again. On
Saturday night if somebody, as the van
goes along, just quiets that policeman
thero noed bo no noise. We could come
out and shut the door again while it
went along. It is easy for a man to run
after the van and jump on tho step and
put an air-pistol through tho railing
without exciting any notice of it. The
sergeant could be drugged before he
started. 1 could do it myself. I don't
expect there will be much chance com
ing back. I shall be well looked after.
Try and get some to help me.
ought to do a little bit. If this was ovor
''could clear right out of the country
and say good-bye to all and live happy
and peacwible all our lives. Kiss dear
little Nelloy. I can't get her out
of my thoughts. Sho seems to know
there is something wrong the funny way
she looks atme. I don't know how long
my visits are stopped for, or if they told
you, as 1 suppose you come up to-day. 1
havo not got any thing now (no saw)
I put that in my boots, but they were
took away from me—nothing that I could
use. I only have to saw through one
iron sash bar, and I am out in tho
grounds.
to make a rope of, only I don't know
what I should do when I get out. Even
the shirts are stamped with the broad
arrow.
one
Old
we
I could tako my bedding
"I should have to find an empty house
—I don't know whether thero is any
round there (do you?) and stay there
all day, if I came in the morning, and I
think that would be the best now, as
they keep on coming and looking all
night There's no ono in the grounds
all night and if any one could get in
about nine or ten o'clock with a couple
of fine saws I could bo out in twenty
minutes, but the van would be the best,
I think, but they want to mind and get
the right one, and it ought to be dope as
near the prison as possible. It is not so
busy up here, I think. Only do all you
I am doing my best, as much for
you as for myself. My hands are all
with blisters with using these bits
of things. That saw dug a hole in my
hand on Saturday. Ask—-about the
saw and see what ho says. What would
I not do for him. You could get a little
thing for two shillings six pence. Tell
him the morning is the best, because
there would ho no more evidence given.
So I hope you have got the things away
from York street Come up as soon as
I shall want to know if any
Good bye, Folly,
bless vou, " — Ch icago
can.
sore
you can,
ono will ho there.
May II eavon
Journal.
METEOROLOGICAL FACTS.
_
Tnc Dlfftrent Movement» of the Atmosphere
« i i. ."I" 1 T h,lr c * u »"*
bolar heat is the pnmum mobil« of all
atmospheric movements. But while j
this enormous force is all-pervading and
over-present, thero are others which
have an infiuence that can not be neg
ccte '
It is now generally acknowledged in
tho dynamics of meteorology that there
are four principal forces which must be
taken into account in a correct theory
of the winds. The first arises from the
greater specific gravity of the atmo
sphere in some places than others
account of its condition as to tempera
ture and tho dew point; for when it be
comes heated in any place or charged
with vapor to a greater degree than at
others, it becomes specifically lighter;
hence tho equilibrium is destroyed;
there is a flowing together there of the
heavier air on all sides, which displaces
tho lighter air, and causes it to rise up
and to flow out in a contrary direction.
A second force arises from tho ten
dency which the atmosphore has under
the influence of gravity, when from any
cause it has risen above the general
level to flow to places of a lower levol.
These two forces generally produce
counter currents.
Again, when from any cause a particle
of air has been put in motion toward
tho N. or 8. tho combination of this
motion with the rotatory motion of tho
earth produces a third force, which
causes a deflection of tho motion to the
-hen this motion is toward the
N., and a deflection to tho W.
when it is toward the S. This is tho
same as one of the forces contained in
La Place's general equations of the
tides, tho analytical expression of which
is 2 sin 1 cos 1 nur; l being tho latitude,
n the motion of the earth at the equator,
« the velocity of the particle N. or S.,
and r tho radius of tho earth.
Tho fourth or last forco arises from
tho combination of a rolative E. or W.
motion of tho atmosphere with tho
rotatory motion of tho oarth. In con
sequence of tho atmosphere revolving
on a common axis with that of the earth,
on
E.
each particle is impressed with a centri
fugal force, which, being resolved into
a vortical and horizontal force, tho latter
causes it to assume
spheroidal form,
conforming to tho figure of the earth.
But if the rotatory motion of any part
of tho atmosphere is greater than that
of tho surface of the earth, or, in other
words, if any part of the atmosphore has
a rolative easterly motion with regard
to the earth's surface, this force is in
creased, and if it has a relative westerly
motion, it is diminished; and this differ
ence gives rise to a disturbing force
which prevents the atmosphere fçom
being in a state of equilibrum with a
figure conforming to that of tho earth's
surface, but causes an accumulation of
the atmosphere at certain latitudes and
a depression at others; and the conse
quent difference in tho pressures of the
atmosphere at those latitudes very ma
terially influence its motions,
force is also expressed by one of tho
terms of La Place's equations, the ana
lytical expression of whioh is 2 sin lnv
r, v being the relativo eastern and west
velocity of the atmosphere. What
ever direction a body movos on tho sur
face of tho earth, there is a force arising
from the earth's rotation which deflects
it to the rigb t in the northen hemisphere,
hut to tho left m the southern.
Among the effects of these forces are
the development of the woll-known
Highs and Lows, as shown on tho daily
weather map. Also tho well-established
fact that all storms move from west to
east in the northern hemisphere and
that the general tend of tho paths of all
Lows is northeasterly. Also, that the
circulation of the air about a Low in th®
northern hemisphere is from right to
left, and the contrary in the case of a
High.
these motions are reversed.—National
This
ern
In the southern hemisphere
Tribune.
GAMBLING IN PARIS.
rlinusnml» Jtmneil livery Yenr By Baccarat
ami Poker.
Gambling has always been high in
Paris—higher, perhaps, than in any
other capital of Europe. In the days of
the Socond Empire it was at its highest,
hut most of the members of that genera
tion havo either passed away or been
ruined or are now too old to play. The
Cercle Imperial, at the corner of the
Place do la Concordo and the Champs
Elysees, lias now
"Mirlitons," and is known as tho "Epa
tants," and here gambling is still
ried on to a largo oxtent, especially
since the fusion of tho two clubs. Bao
caratand poker are chiefly in vogue.
Play begins in tho afternoon and goes
on again after dinner until tho small
hours of the morning.
Among gambling tragedies, Prince
Melissano's death stands out as a warn
ing to those who make too free with
'Ta Dame do Pique." Here was a man
popular in all olasses of society, well
born, and possessing a considerable fort
une, but the day came when "quinze"
and baccarat left him high and dry, and
he was unable to pay his debts of honor.
Then his name was posted in the look
ing glass of the salon of the Rue Royale.
the Prince caught sight of
it be smashed tho looking glass to atoms
with one blow from his cane, and then
there was a scandal. Prince Meiissano,
who occupied a room at the club, sent a
few days later for hts coiffeur, and, hav
ing been carefully shaved and—In Amer
ican parlance—"fixed, ho dressed him
self in evening clothes and then put a
Ballot through his heart Thus was an
other life—and the life of a deservedly
popular man—sacrificed to tho demands
of Damo Fortune.
been united to the
ear
When
To descend to a lower scale of club in
Taris than those already mentioned, we
m »y rp fer to certain magnificent estab
lishments far easier of aocess than the
j Rue Royale and the Jockey Club, where
gambling — especially
played for very high stakes. Of these
the principal ones are the Presse, the
Washington and the Américain —thelast
generally called the Colonel, from the
sufficiently well-known fact that all
Americans are Colonels. The Presse is
frequented by the better class of jour
nalists—men who make large sums of
money by their pens, and who spend the
greater part of these sums in gambling.
Then t h ero are rich stock-brokers, finan
cial dabblers, le, tout boultvard —that
unknown quantity whioh certainly
exists, but which it is so diffi
cult to define. All these men
are prepared to risk a thousand
louis in the bank, and at the
Washington and tho Colonol the play is
even higher. Hero Americana, and,
indoed, all strangers, are admitted
with less formality than in other
clubs, and it was at the Colonel that Mr.
Benson—in sporting parlance—"skinned
the lamb" to the extent of some £12,000
during his stay in Paris two years ago.
These clubs are openly spoken of as
tripots or "hells" by those who frequent
thorn. Their very existence depends
upon the members gambling, and in
deed they wero founded for no other
bacoarat — is
purpose.
Baccarat is oi\q of tlioso games which,
in tho long run ïnean certain ruin. The
banker pays five per cent, for the ad
vantage he lifs in dealing—namely,
that whon his ad vorsaries ask for cards,
tho cards ho gives them aro turned up,
and he can thereforo gather very cloar
ly what pointy they have, and can make
a very shrewd calculation an to whether
or not ho ought to tako a card himself.
This five per cent, goes to tho benefit of
the club, which thus makes enormous
profits during tho evening whether any
of tho players havo won or not. If a
given number of players were to sit
down and play baccarat, each with a
stated sum of money, it would only bo a
question of time for tho united amount
to have passed into the oar/notte or pool,
and for no one to bo any richer save the
proprietors of the club.—Saturday Re
view.
NOTES ON OSCULATION.
Various Sorts of KIrhoh Described By Poets
and Novel Writers.
There is_a ÿstinct literature of kiss
ing, and a bright and thoroughly sensi
ble young woman of this city has a large
collection of notes and clippings on this
subject. All of the poots have written
of kisses in a more or loss amorous stylo.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox, among scores of
others, has tho following:
"And I swear by tho stars and my soul and
say
. That I will hare you and bold you and kiss
you,
Though the wholo world stands In the
Tennyson sings of tho lips' luscious
fruit in these words;
i ho drew
"O, lovo ! O, fire !
With one long kiss my whole soul through
My lips, as sunlight drinketh dew."
Amelie Rives, now Mrs. Chanler, made
somo valuablo additions to the kiss lit
erature of tho contury. Sho handled
tho subject with freedom and originali
ty. She showed that kissing was quite
enjoyable in the broad hallway of the
old manse, through which the sunlight
streamod askint, as it was under any
other circumstances; and to her mind
nothing could be morn delightful than
salutation of the lips asweop the foot,
whilo tho kissee and kisser were sliding
haystack. Herrick's poetic
adown
definition of the kiss is masterly. It is
as follows:
"It Is a creature born and bred
Between the llpB all cherry red."
"I will nevor kiss a man who is not
my relative," said an East Side young
lady yesterday, "until ho is my promised
husband. And oven with engaged people
I think there should bo little of it. Too
much kissing will surely result disas
trously. It may bo pleasant, but my
sweetheart, if I over get one, will not
got a single kiss from me until we are
engaged, and then ho will get only single
ones, sure enough. He shall have no
than ono kiss at each meeting.
r, after yon think over this, I am
you will agree with mo."
Drifting back to stage kissing, a good
anecdote may be related. The leaders
in a play were about to kiss each other.
Tho horoino rushed into the arms of the
bravo and true lover and, to all appear
ances, their lips met in one long, soul
ful kiss. Then there was a momentary
lull, in which tho occupants of the boxes
caught this distinct whispor from tho
leading lady: "Onions and beer again,
as I live! This thing had better stop,
or I'll kick."
Despite these sometimes unpleasant
features, it will over he the cherish of
every vigorous youngster of his race—
and even the older youngster—to voice
the wish of some one, now dead and
past kissing, who wished
"Thai womanhood had but one rosy mouth
To kiss them all at onco from north to south."
What an intensity of bliss such oscu
lation would be! But, after all, most of
satisfied to take them one at a
more
N<
sure
us are
time. They last longer.—Kansas City
Times.
—Jay Gould at the theater always sits
in a box and takes an upper one if he
can got it. He is by no means a con
stant theater-goer. He is retiring, and
rarely allows himself to be seen by the
audience. He never applauds, but occa
sionally beeomos so interested in tho
play as to emerge from his place of con
cealment and crane his neck over tho
edgo of tho box. When the exciting
striking tableau is over ho
seems to become suddenly aware of his
conspicuous position and quickly sinks
into the background.
sceno or
OF GENERAL INTEREST.
—The United .States, Liberia, Hayti,
the Argentine Republic, Guatemala and
Spain put a duty on books. Every other
nation admits them free.
—A Blue Springs (Ky.) paper says
that in a recent lawsuit in that town a
lawyer in addressing the jury, brought
down the house by singing a comic song
as an illustration in making a point in
the case.
—An English naval officer has in
rented a pneumatic line-throwing gun,
very light and portable, which fires a
hollow shell bearing the cord to a
wrecked vessel, or into burning build
ings on dry land.
—A Graysvillo (Ga.) young man who
advertised in the Cincinnati Enquirer
for a lady correspondent, received a
proposal of marriage from a mulatto
girl, who described herself as "bright,
pretty and sweet sixteen."
—At Aspinwall, on tho Atlantic side
of the Isthmus of Panama, tho rise of
the tide is only one foot and a half, but
at Panama, on the Pacific side, there ift
at times a difference of twenty-one feet
between high and low water.
—Clot Bey, the founder of modem
medicine in Egypt, says that it requires
as much surgery to kill one Egyptian as
seven Europeans, and there is no doubt
that Egyptians bear surgical operation?
with extraordinary pluck and success.
—A mining claim was taken up re
cently in Hawthorne district, Nev., and
the following notice was posted: "Wo
clame de lege from tho law of the Amer
ican Congress and the United States be
gin at these noticia and run 1,500 feet to
the first day of January."
—The Spanish tongue competes with
tho English for the mastery of the New
World. With tho exception of Brazil
and tho Guianas, the language of the
South American States is Spanish. It is
also tho dominant language of tho West
Indies, Central America and Mexico.
—Tho vitality of snails is remarkable.
One that had been glued to a card in
the British Museum for four years came
to lifo upon being immorsod in warm
water. Some specimens in the collec
tion of a naturalist revived after they
had apparently boon dead for fifteen
years.
—A young couple of Bradysville, O.,
vero married twice in two 'days.
account oi tho
They
ran away from homo
objections of their parents, and were
married by a 'squire at Aberdeen, 0.,
but, fearing the marriage was illegal,
they returned home, and the next morn
ing the ceremony was again performed
by a local 'squire.
—Small mules, as wollas small horses,
out of use. Tho day was
aro going
when railroad graders used small mules
on scrapers. But since tho old-fashioned
scrapers aro giving way to the heavy,
two-wheolod machines that move a ton
of dirt at a load the little mule has had
to take a rest and let one of substance
and weight step to the front. An 1,100
1,200-pound mule is now required to
draw the plow and do railroad work.
—Smugglers are reaping a rich harvest
near the Canadian frontier. They pur
sue their unlawful work in houses built
on tho boundary line, half in Canada
and the other half in the United States.
Generally these houses contain a tram
way, upon which cars, containing con
traband goods, can be moved from one
country to the other.
States officers make a raid the cars are
pushed into Canadian territory and vice
nr
When United
versa.
—A Cleveland artist says that a genu
ine artist is very much like a singed
He is better than he looks. In
cat.
speaking of artists in general he says
that tho artist of ability does not differ
in appearance from the ordinary man.
He says that in Munich when the stu
dent begins to draw from the antique he
lets his hair grow long and carries a
When he
paint box around with him.
enters a more advanced class he cuts his
hair reasonably short, and.leaves the
paint box at home. When he gets down
to genuine painting he wears his hair in
the ordinary stylo and dresses like the
ordinary mortal.
—in consideration of erecting the
Texas State Capitol building, Senator
Farwoll, of Illinois, his brother and
Congressman Abner Taylor are in pos
session of 3,000,000 acres of land, a tract
larger than the States of Delaware and
Rhode Island combined, and nearly as
large as Connecticut This "Farwell
empire," as it has been callod, if as
densely populated as the United States
would have 100,000 people, or 800,000 if
thickly peopled as Illinois. The land
is now fenced off into tracts of a thou
sand acres and used for cattle ranches.
It is estimated that in ten years it will
be worth thirty or forty million dollars.
.1
Annlyftl» of a Human Hotly.
Dr. Lancaster, a London physician and
surgeon, recently analyzed a man and
-, the results to his class in chemis
try. The body operated upon weighed
154.4 pounds. The lecturer exhibited
upon the platform 23.1 pounds of carbon,
2.2 pounds of lime, 22.3 ounces phos
phorus and about one ounce each of so
dium, iron, potassium, magnesium and
silicon. Besides this solid residue Dr.
Lancaster estimated that there were
5,595 cubic foot of oxygen, weighing 121
pounds; 105,900 cubio feet of hydrogen,
weighing 15.4 pounds, and 52 cubio feet
of nitrogen in tho man's body. All of
these elements combined in the follow
ing:" One hundred and twenty-one
pounds of water, 10.5 pounds gelatine,
1.83 pounds fat. 8.8 pounds fibrin and
albumen and 7.7 pounds of phospha.te of
lime and othor minerals.—St Louis Re
public.
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HOUSEHOLD BREVITIES.
—Never hull strawberries if you wish
to keep them.
—Lemon Taffy.—One pound of granu
lated sugar, one-fourth cup of water,
Boil until
and a pinch of cream tartar,
it hardens when dropped into water,
pour on buttered pans, and when cool
enough so that it will not burn th€
hands, pull until it is a silvery white. ^
Twist in a ropo and cut with a sharj
shears.—Ohio Farmer.
—Milk and broad are far better foi
children than the cakes and pies that
are fed to them in such abundance now.
Aa the laws of health become bottei
known such things as milk and egg«
will have a better market They ar«
natural products, while cakes, pies and
the whole brood of condimental dishes.
devices that discredit good sens«
more or less.
—Bran water is very good for washing
Madras curtains without soap,
wooden pailful of bran to a washboilei
of water.
more; strain part of it and use for wash
ing the curtains; let tho rest continue tc
boil, then strain it and use for rinsing
water. Shake w'rinkles out of the cur
tains as much as possible and hang then:
up to dry.— N. Y. World.
—Steamed Eggs.—Butter a pudding
dish and put in a layer of bread crumbs;
add a little butter in bits and season
with pepper and salt. Break half a
dozon eggs carefully over this layer and
a little pepper, salt and bits of butter;
cover with new milk. Set the dish in a
steamer over boiling water and steam a
few
ficiontly cooked.—Orange Judd I armor.
—Poach Cake.—Bread dough enough
for a loaf, mix one egg, one-lialf cupful
sugar and two tablespoonfuls butter into
it; add enough flour to roll out, one-half
inch thick, put in the baking pan, let
rise till light, peel peaches, halve them
and cover the dough with them. Make
a sweet custard, cover the peaches with
it, bake in moderate oven; when cold
cut in squares, dredge sugar and serve.
Can use apples instead of peaches, only
slice them about one-quarter of an inch.
—Toledo Blade.
—Make of drilling or some other stout
terial a bag about ton inches long and
between one and one and a half inches
wide.
are
Use a
Let it boil half an hour oi
inutes, or until the eggs are suf
ma
Stitch it in tho center length
s to make two long, narrow
wise, so
bags. Fill these with sho*. Then make
cover of ribbon or silk or any thing
A pretty cover is to sew
together two narrow widths of ribbon of
trasting colors, finishing the ends
with fringe. When you are reading a
book, lay this weight across the pages
and you will find it a great saving of
time and temper.—Advance.
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one fancies.
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DANGEROUS LEARNING.
of Children
FrogrreiS Made in the Education
Within One Century.
No reform has been greater, during
tho past century, than that in the edu
cation of children,
brutal system of promiscuous flogging
been abolished, but girls and working
people are supposed to be as greatly
benefited by study as those who wero
once considered their superiors. Han
rho believed only in the
Not only has tho
nah Moro,
merest elementary instruction of the
poor, sought to establish a village Sun
day school for those of her acquaintance,
but the farmers of the neighborhood
begged her to cease her efforts, as "re
ligion would he the ruin of agriculture."
The children therefore assembled un
der an apple treo to sing hymns, hut
were driven away by the owner of the
who said he was afraid hymn
tree,
singing was "Metbody, and Methody
had once blighted a tree belonging to
his mother."
Mrs. Barbauld, who lived at the same
period, the first part of the eighteenth
century, was very desirous of following
a course of study, but at that time it
thought to be quite enough for
was
women if they could read, "and perhaps
write their names or so." As her father
schoolmaster, however, she was
was a
able to persuade him to share with her
a few crumbs of classical learning.
The father of Maria Edgeworth had
very peculiar ideas on the subject
some
of education. Obedionce was one of tho
principles which he strove always to up
hold, and it was a part of Maria's dis
cipline to do every day something which
was uncongenial to her.
A guest one day imprudently made
exclamation in regard to the
some
beauty of the golden hair belonging to
one daughter. Mr. Edgeworth instantly
opened a drawer, held her head over it,
and with a large pair of scissors snipped
off the golden treasure.
"Charlotte, what do you say?" ho in
quired, as the ringlets fell into tho
drawer.
"Thank you, father," she anssvered.
Then Mr. Edgeworth turned to the
guests, and remarked:
"I w-ill not allow a daughter of mine
to be vain. "
Mary Somerville, who as a little child,
lived a free, out-door life, was pro
nounced "a little savage" by her father,
when he returned from a long absence
She was then sent to a board
at sea.
ing-school for a year, and there her body
was inclosed in stiff stays, with a steel
husk in front; a metal rod, fastened to
a semioircle which went under the chin,
was clasped to this busk, and, thus im
prisoned, she was set to learning col
umns of Johnson's dictionary by heart.
Fortunately she proved very stupid
at this intellectual exercise, and her
mother took her out of school. Then it
that the child began that process of
was
self-education which ended only with
her long life of ninety-two years.-™
Youth's Companion.

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