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VOL. XXV.—NO. 8.
HERNANDO DE SOTO CO., MISS.,
PUBLISHED WEEKLY
THURSDAY, JULY 17, 1890.
repetition.
„j,of«old » nd eye® ot blue;
I cheeks that health had It I,s't;
A Mia the morning dew;
rracefnlas the moraln fl mis *i
«winging on the garden gate,
lathe evening afterglow,
like a little smile of Fate,
ffas a maiden—long ago.
knight In time's advance.
Sirens o' lifflb " nd strane ° t0 ,car '
Carrying a cornstalk lance,
1 And a mighty mullein spear ;
sinking like a summer bird,
In the evening afterglow ;
„riving homo his lowing herd
came an urchin-long ago.
and brown his hair;
P „ r oOT his (ace, with dust ami tan;
Ami his careless, joyous air
Told he thought hUnseif a man.
As he came along t ho lane.
Suddenly his song was hushed;
.■very bashful, boyish vein
Toils cheek in blushes rushed.
(bringing in tho gentle shade
Oltheevening afterglow,
There he saw the little maid,
And she smilod and said; "
years went by; again they stood
At the garden gate; in truth
Bhe the Bower of maidenhood,
He the glowing prime of youth,
llcsper smiled from out the West,
Heaven smiled from up above ;
Why need I toll you tho rest?
All the poets sing of love.
Once again benenth tho trees,
Down beside the little gate,
(Hood these two, and more than these,
' friends und neighbors, small ami great.
Every gentle breath of air
Brought tire incense of the dawn.
Ami Hie orchards everywhere
Pot their festal garments on.
Hollo.**
I Ah! it whs a pretty sight 1
I Joining two as man and wife;
I Standing in the morning light.
I Pledging vows that lust for life.
I Apple blossoms on her breast,
I Apple blossoms in her hair ;
I Put. of all, she was the best,
I Fairest flower among the fair.
I All her beauty was not seen,
I All her worth, not understood ;
I For n score of years between,
I All have proved her true and good.
I Even now, I see them sit ting
I On tho morning gloried porch,
I a^ tho summer day is flitting,
I And the twilight fires its toroh}
I And I sec a brown young farmer
I Bring his herd along the lane ;
I And I beard the distant murmur
I Of his measureless refrain.
I ] write down the words he's singing,
I For I hold his thought is true :
I "Time Is In a circle swinging,
I There is nothing new.
[Time is If ko the restless ocean,
I White with wav en, or calm and blu«*',
[('banging with each wind's commotion,
fiver changing, never
".Mon are doing and pursuing
As their fathers did before ;
Constantly the past reviewing;
I Learning o'er again its lore ;
Clinging to tho old tradition—
I Thus It is all ages through
i Repetition ! repetition !
! There is nothing new."
j Hnrkl the sturdy youth is pausing
In the middle of a note.
I What is it that now is causing
Such commotion in his throat?
Ah! I see his song is proving
True before Tis fairly sung,
For I see a lithe form moving
Where her mother onco had swung.
Swinging on the garden gate,
Hack ami forward, to and fro,
Like a sunny smile of Fate,
Is a little maid I know.
That is why tho song is stayed ;
That is why the blushos glow ;
For he sees the little maid,
And she smiles and says: "Hello."
-R. Burritt Hamilton, in Inter Ocean.
(
1
i THE " WOOD LOT.
ture in Her Natural Beauty and
Nature "Improved."
of Hunting; the Wily Blue Jay—
Irn ing to Woo Shy Nature to Frlenil
! »hip-Tho Robins' Reception of
a Suspicious Stranger.
pherc's blue jays a-plenty up in tho
N lot," said tho farmer's boy, hoar
mo lament my unsuccessful search
I that wily bird. "There's one pair
kos an awful fuss every time I
I immediately offered to accompany
youth on his next trip.up thomount
» where ho is engaged in dragging
fn to our level sunshine and summer
ezes winter winds and pure mount
air » in tho shape of tho bodies of
5s, whose noble heads were laid low
tho axes last winter. One hundred
1 fifty cords of beauty, tho slow work
hnnumbored years, brought down to
hat base uses!" the most beautiful of
Mrs productions degraded to tho
'est service—to fry our bacon and
!c our pies!
he farmer doesn't look upon it exact
n that way; he calls it "cord-wood,"
j his oxen drag it down day by day.
he point of view makes such a dif
înee! Tho road that winds down
? u j»h the valley, skirting its hills,
J n ln g its brooks and connecting this
p *y homestead with the rest of tho
n an world, has on one side a beauti
hordor of all sorts of greeneries,
as nature, with her inimitable
l 'ht has placed them. It is » homo
»covor for smallbirds; it is a shado
* warn > day; it Is a delight to tho
ata ll limos. Yet in tho farmer's
! tis "shiftless" (tho Now Englnnd
^ othor side of tho road
laä "improved;", it glorios in what
,sa t a little distance like a singlo
P'ocession of glaring now posts,
°n approaching aro found to bo
supports of one of man's neighborly
cos—barbed wire. Rejoicing in this
°' Ms hands on tho loft, ho longs
ll | n his murderous weapons against
h as been labored
Mdos his Umo, but I know in
Ich
my heart that whoever conies hero next
summer will find that picturesque roa«
sides '"it wiU h« arbed r ir ° ° n b ° lh '
make 1th,,7 m Î! "?/ ,? S , man can
make It, but it will bo "lady" (New En
friand s shibboleth), for no sweet green j
things will grow up beside it.
doesn't take kindly to barbed wire.
i ho old stone wall now is an irresist
ible invitation to the riotous luxurious
ness of
their lino
lovingly
Nature
Alder bushes, with
cream-colored blossoms, hang
it; blackberry hushes,
lovely from snowy flowering to rich
autumn foliage, flourish beside it, and
a thousand and one exquisite, and to
mo nameless, green things hang upon
it and loan against it and nearly
it up. And what a garden of delight
nestles in eacli protected corner of an
old-fashionod zig-zag fence!
these are under tho ban—"shiftless."
Thanks bo to the gods who sowed this
country so full of stones and trees, that
the army of farmers who have worried
the land haven't succeeded in turning it
into the abomination of desolation the}
admire!
vines.
over
cover
Vet all
And now, having relieved my mind,
I'll go on with the blue jay hunt:
Tho next morning it was, for a rarity,
fine. I started up tho wood road ahead
of my guide, so that I might take my
climb as easily as such a feat is suscep
tible of.
Passing through tho bare
pasture, I entered the outlying clumps
of spruce which form tho advance-guard
of the forests on Groylock, and hero my
leader overtook
mo, urging his fiery
steeds, with their empty sled,
horned beasts have had a certain terror
for mo ever .since an exciting experience
wi th them in my childhood. I stood re
spectfully on one side, prepared to fly
should tho "critters" (local) show ma
licious intent. On they came, looking
at mo sharply with wicked eyos. I
made read for a rush, when, lo! they
turned from me, and dashed madly into
a spruce-tree, nearly upsetting them
selves, and threatening to run away.
We were all afraid of each other.
Now
( The mortified driver apologized for
their behavior on the ground that
1 "they ain't much used to seeing a lady
up in tho wood lot." I generously for
gave them, and then meekly followed
in their footsteps, up, up, up, toward
the clouds, till we reached the blue jay
neighborhood. Hero we parted. My
escort passed on still higher, and I
seated myself to see at last my blue
jays.
Dead silence around me. Not a leaf
8tirred;nota bird peeped. I began to
make a noise myself—calls and imita
tions (feeble) of bird-notes to arouse
their curiosity; a blue jay is a born in
vestigator. No sign of heaven's color
appeared except in the patches of sky
between tho leaves.
Other wood dwellers came; a rose
breasted grosbeak, with lovely rosy
shield, with much posturing and many
sharp "clicks," essayed to find out what
manner of irreverent intruder this
might be. Later his modest gray-clad
spouse joined him. They circled
around to view tho wonder on all sides.
They exchanged dubious - sounding
opinions. They wero as little "used to
seeing a lady" as the oxen. They
slipped away, and in a moment I heard
his rich song from afar.
No ono else paid tho slightest atten
tion to my coaxing, and I returned by
easy stages to the spruces, where I had
the misfortune to arouse the suspicion
of a robin. Do you know what it is to
bo under robin surveillance? A neigh
borhood where this bird considers him
self tho guardian of tho peace (as lie
does wherever his family is plentiful) is
one to bo avoided like the plague by the
bird studont. Let but one redbreast
take it into his obstinate little head
that you aro a suspicious character, and
he mounts the nearest tree—tho very
top twig, in plain sight—and begins his
loud "Peep! peep! tut, tut, tut! Peep!
peep! tut, tut, tut!"
This is his tocsin of war, and soon his
allies appear, and then
"From the north, from tho east, from the south
and tho west,
Woodland, wheat field,
Over and over, and over and over,
Five o'clock, ten o'clock, twelve, t
Nothing but robin-calls heard under heaven."
No matter what you do or what you
doVt do. One will perch on each aide of
you, and join the maddening chorus,
driving' every bird in tho neighborhood
oithor to join in the hue and cry (as
some of tlio sparrows), or to hide him
self from tho monster that has boendis
field, clover,
seven,
covered.
I tried to tire them out by sitting ab
solutely motionless; but three, who evi
dently had business in the vicinity, for
each held a mouthful of worms, guarded
to right and left and in front, and
ceased their offensive remarks
long onougli to stuff thoso worms into
tho mouths waiting for them.
I was riot able to convince them that
I had no designs on robin households,
and I had to own myself defeated again.
Thon and there I abandoned tho search
for tho blue jay. But, oh! the ploast;
of hunting for him, of making friends
with nature in her shyest moods, and
pursuing her to her solitudes! there
utilitarians who would think my
time botter spent in sowing weary
seams, or punching holes in strips of
linen to make useless embroidery.
Nothing charms thoso good souls that
is not "available" for immediate uso.
To such my chasing the birds over the
wood lot is little short of a crime, and
they will never taste the wine of life
poured for me in those hours of dolight.
Never wero summer days more de
licious than those vainly given to fol
lowing up that tricksy sprito.-Olivo
Thome Jlillor, in Harper s Bazar.
me
never
are
' " If 11 bn lr "° that true love
dies ' how can there be
love?— Puck,
j
HUMOROUS.
no\ ep
u corse of true
j
-—Gentleman Sport (who has not yet j
mat tup is mind grimly.) "Ho who ;
hesitates they say, is lost." Huste, 1
bport—"Yes; but if l,o keeps on hesi
tating long enough his monnv isn't
m. , •" n -
8 cekl y*
--lho hungry guost at tho nearest
table was beginning to lose patience,
How long have you been here?' 1 be
asked a waiter who was passing, busy
over notlung. "About three years.'
' Oh, then you wore here before I came.'
--Philadelphia Times.
f *1 « 1
—Result or the Larpentor Strike.-
i.Vw.rwi n .. /mi , /•
i nend (to Chicago Carpenter)—011
r
Striking
rp . ,
lho bosses
.She—"What do~ base-ball play*
do all tho winter long?" "Cl,
practice their profession by going
bat,"—Boston Times.
ers
they
ou
won tho day, 1 understand."
Carpenter—"Yes, indeed,
bad to come down to eight hours,
immediate result?"
Any
Well, yes." "What
"Landlords have raised tho rent
on us."—Texas Siftings.
—Editor of College Paper—"Did you
°.oo the last issuo of tho Phi (Jammu
Kappa?" Subscriber
must say, old mafi-'
is it? '
'Yaas, and I
Editor—Yes; 1
know what you're going to say, and 1
apologize. I was absent last week and
my assistant ran in an article on an edu
cational topic. It shall never occui
again."— Lippincott' s Magazine.
—"Ilav yo* got any medicine dat will
purify do blood?" "Yes; wo keep this
sarsaparilla, at one dollar a bottle. It
purifies the blood and clears the com
plexion." "Well, boss, hasn't, yo' got
sumfin' fo' about fifty cents, jess fo' de
blood? 1 don't keer about do complex
ion."- Life.
—Dr. Occult—"My dear sir, the stra
bismus of your daughter's right eyo is
of no consequence and glasses are not
needed for its correction, since the left
is irreparably opaque and tho optic
nerve is disintegrated." Seth Grubb—
"Let's go, Molly. The durned fool
don't know your right eye is crossed and
the left ono blind as a bat!"
—Too Late.—After the wedding cere
mony a friend of the family took the
father of the bride apart and whispered
to him: "You do not seem to be aware
that your son-in-law is over head and
ears in debt." "Aro you sure?" "Cer
tain. lie nas only married, your
daughter with tho object of paying off
his creditors." "Why did you not men
tion this before?" "lie owes me 5,00t
reals."—Calendarie Rjlbaine.
—Mrs. Pneumonie—- 1 was so provoked
at tho art museum to-day. There was
a painting by a man by the name of
Murillo. If you believe me it was only
a copy of that beautiful chromo of ours
over the parlor mantel! 1 don't know
who this Murillo is, but I think it's
shameful that ho should bo allowed
thus to cheapen works of art; and I
didn't hesitate to lot the people know
just how I felt about it.—Exchange.
'ul'Iehyte.
Tho New Hypnotic, 1»«
In his published experience with the
ase of paraldehyde, Dr. Clouston, ol
Edinburgh, expressed a decided prefer
ence for it as compared with any pure
hypnotic, the fact being that very often
the patient is asleep in five minutes
after the drug is given. It is very rare
that it produces disagreeablo etfeets,
there being no interference with the
tito for food tho next morning,
app<
disturbance of the stomach or bowels,
and in somo cases it restores to the
brain the habit of sleep, with tho addi
tional advantage that it may be discon
tinued without leaving a drug habit.
Dr. Clouston found its administration
to be of no use, but rather injurious,
when resorted to in tho daytime.
varies largely according to the
Tho
dose
case, but too small doses havo a tenden
cy to excite the patient. In very many
of confirmed insomnia, melan
cholia, and in acute mania, three or
four drams aro required for pro
cases
even
ducing the desired effect, and in cases
of mania Dr. Clouston often adds a
dram of one of the bromides to tho
evening dose of paraldehyde.—London
Lancet
A Bad Country for Old Folk*.
The Thibetans treat their dead much
the same as the Parsoos treat theirs.
They put them in an ope
allow the vultures and beasts of prey to
Great priests aro always
inclosure and
devour them,
burned, and their ashes are collected
into urns in much the same way
the custom in the better class ot cretna
Mr. Iioekhill says that
13
tions in Siam,
when a man is supposed to be dying ho
is asked by his relatives and friends if
ho intends to return,
not, he is allowed to die in peace, but if
he says ho will comeback, they strangle
• smother him to hasten his death.
The Thibetans have no regard for ago,
and tho elders and parents havo
rights which their children are bound
to respect. It is not uncommon for peo
ple to kill their friends and relatives
hen they come to bo too old to bo of
and the filial piety so noted among
I f lie savs he does
01
no
use,
tho Chinone sooms to ho entirely lacking
in tho Thibetans.—Frank U. Carpenter,
in National Tribune.
"Bocauso Italian Counts don't have
Not Built That Way.
"What do you suppose Emily Bates
says in her letter?"
"What?"
"That Count Spaghetti has blown out
his brains."
"I don't bollovo.it."
"Why?
The Jury.
brains.'
HER FIRST CALLER.
flow tli* Cirlm Heapcr Was Welcomml t»y
a Down-Eant Spinster.
Some years ago Amelia Simpson, a
maiden lady of mature years, moved
into a New England village to take pos
session of a small proporty-that had
eon left her by adeceased uncle.
j it hn^nK^while'mOT^'lTto hm
; new home Rhe made some decisive re
marks about the village, which remarks'
„cached the ears of the villagers. !
i. « « , ,
It was before the days of boycotting-, ;
but the spirit of that method existed, I
and so unanimous were tho feelings ex
cited against the newcomer that not a
soul in the village called upon her.
The lady herself was unconscious Jfc
she had offended, and made several ad
vances in the direction of forming an
acquaintance with her • neighbors, but
, ... , ...
was met with cool noil-recognition every
*•
time.
, .... , ...
I hen she withdrew herself from any
... .. , , , .
communication with the people, bought
,, , . ,, . .
all supplies from a neighboring town,
I,.,, y , ,
and lived alone with a female servant
for a score of years. At tho end of that
.. , • . , xi,
time she was taken very ill. A doctor
was summoned from a distance by lier
faithful attendant, and lie soon knew
that all remedies wore useless, and it
only remained for him to tell poor Miss
Simpson that her earthly pilgrimage
was nearly over. This ho did in his own
way. Ho was a doctor of the old school
and ho approached tho subject cour
teously.
"Madam,'* ho said in a grave deliber
ate voice, "I havo dono all that I possi
bly can do in your case to insure return
of health, but without avail. It, only
remains for mo to inform you that death
has called."
Poor Miss Simpson raised herself on
her pillow with a smile of satisfaction.
"Show him up," she said, with shin
ing eyos, "I have lived in this un hos
pitable place for twenty years, and he is
the first caller 1 over had!"
And she sank hack with a peaceful
look on her composed features.—Detroit
Free Press.
A Many-Sided Man.
First Newspaper Man—Say, Jobson,
what relation did you sustain to that
journal you had out West?
Second Newspaper Man—J was its
publisher.
"Ah, and you hired some one to edit
it?"
(SOftHui llV.A»."
u 1
"Any thing else?"
"Yo— es,— I printed it too."
"Well, you did have a siegoof it, Pub*
Usher, Editor and Printer. Any thing
else?"
"Well, old man, I don't generally
make the fact public, but in this case -
interested, I don't mind
you seem
saying that I also constituted the bulk
of its circulation."—Van Dorn's Mag
azine.
The Secret Out.
"She is homely."
"Positively."
".Silly."
"Without doubt."
"Then how can she bo s
with the men?"
'I guess it is because she knows so
little that tho boys aro never afraid of
offending her by what they say."— Mun
soy's Weekly.
successful
Could Not Tell a Lie.
It was the little girl's first visit to a
dairy farm.
"Uncle Zob," she asked, "which one
of all your cows gives tho most milk?"
Uncle Zob was a truthful man. He
j hand on "Old Crumplehorn,"
laid
carelessly placed the other on the pump,
and said:
•'This one, child."—Chicago Tribune.
Kxtrnortlinary.
Customer Look here, sir, you cheated
me when you sold me this parrot,
said ho was an extraordinary bird, î
yet I find that he can't even say "Protty
Poll," or "Polly wants a crackor!"
Bird Dealer—Yes, sir; and that is the
verv reason that 1 called him an extra
ordinary bird.—Light.
\
d
Couldn't Stand a Lc
Gazzam—l never saw a man lose bis
strength as rapidly as Dolly did tho
other day.
Maddox—IIow was that?
Gazzam—I asked him to lend mo ten
dollars, when straightway ho declared
unablo to stand alone.—West
he was
Shore.
Interest©« in Science.
Miss Millie—Oh, mother, Prof. Sei*
; is to lecture to-night.
Mother—Dear mo!
Can't I go?
What's got into
one
you?
Miss Millie—Why, he's to lecture on
"Sun-Spots," and I'm just wild to get a
N. Y. Weekly.
good cure for freckles.
Conversational Item.
Grandma— Keep' quiet, Tommy; chil
dren should bo silent when older people
are talking.
Tommy -Then I'll not get a chance to
talk for a good while yet, for old peoplo
arc silent.—Texas Siftings.
never
—A Macon (Ga.) salesman while trav
a southern road was greatly
cling
surprised when a woman occupying an
adjoining seat whispered in his ear that
his personal beauty had captured her
susceptible heart. She was a woman of
forty-five and by no means beautiful,
lie took another seat, but she followed
him and continued to pour into his ear
her tale of passion until overy person in
the car was laughing. Finally it trans
pired that tho woman was crazy and was
thou on her way to an asylum.
EFFECTING THINGS.
fominon-Sense Advice Regarding tU©
Righting of I'uhli© AbuiOH.
I
It was the remark of a man who bad
don6 a good dca i of pu hli c service of
that 30rt whk . h is „holly unremunera- i
Uv(>i and whi( . h nulst he done from a
pure love of seeing abuses righted, that
ï"j r J. l ' od ' V . ' vn, ! , .' i up ,"'' V hi,nsolf to " ,n
A,' "fi P u * "• a ,usts .
y known how easily lung o
! lll!> "' V'"" 1,0 d ° n °' , , w
1 undertook any thing of this sort, ho
; . . l4t ..
I * 11 . n r , ^ •
^ 10 * >0 ° . rHa ^ auo iip 1 «
any thln * mo ™ than tho easing o y
,ori * cieilu '' aTK P ossl ' V ' -
***** tke way for «70 one who should
OI, ! G , ,l , r ln< ,lI1 . < lr , Us . , 1,1 .
( 0U ' no . 01010 UI V >e ^ n ' . ,u , '
in .*J asonisimen isco\ere 1,1
after all one lias only to set
!.. .
to work to do about what he will,
... . . . .. . . ,
public is so ill-served because it is too
! • ,
indolent to take tho trouble to find out
.... , . , .,
that it may have most of the abuses
. . , . ' , . ,
which tormont it remedied almost for
_
'? 'V s In "' . . . ,
H is feared that this view is not to ho
•ere it only j
Tho
taken too literally. It was probably
too highly colored by personal experi
ence to bo reliable as far as the puhlic
in general goes. And t yet it is undoubt
edly true that tho people who hold back
from the attempt to have the unpleas
ant and undesirable things which vex
the community righted would be amazed
at the things they could do if they
would but try. It is often tho
starts that cost, as has been so continu
ously remarked by the proverb mongers
for hundreds of years.
In matters touching the well-being of
tho community, it is almost always to
those who are anxious to retain some
hardly-bought political preferment that
) must apply for relief; and the fear
of offending a possible voter is in itself
not infrequently su Undent to bring
matters about. Jt is to be noted,
moreover, that as a rule people are good
n a tu red enough to be willing to do any
thing for the public good if it is not too
much trouble, and the amount of urging
in such a case not usually largo that is
needed to bring them up to the working
point. Tho reason that things go
done is because people in general are
persuaded that it is of no use to trouble
themselves about them, while people
in particular are apt to bo so engrossed
in following out their private affairs
that they have no time to give to the
rightiling of public wrongs, even
though so doing may be their manifest
and individual duty. If only folk will
take bold with a will it is not essential
that they have a great deal of influence
ffoet a good
deal simply by making a beginning—by
taking that first step which provohrially
costs.—-Boston ( 'ourler.
power. but they ci
THE HOUR HAND.
A Tale Which Teaches Tint the s
>ple Aro Not the Most I'seful.
tartest

□ "Come, come, you won't get around
this week if you don't hurry up!" said
the Minute Hand to the Hour Hand,
One as lio
* comes old Hour
"Look
v inked
at fig
and ho
passed along. "II
Hand,
out he doesn't run over you. Hello,
Three!" ho cried, five minutes later,
"my short friend will bo around after
I've made about two more trips. Oh,
Ah, Four! Don't stop
me for goodness' sake! Old Hour Hand
he said to figure Two.
lie's travel in
is after
And so tho Minute Hand went round
putting them all up to poke fun at his
slow friend. The figures laughed and
called out to ono another that the Min
ute Hand was too smart a chap for tho
Hour Hand to travel with. The Pendu
lum down below k
on, and laughed softly as it rocked to
and fro.
clock scorned about to break out into a
smile at the general hilarity.
Meanwhile the poor Hour Hand crept
laboriously on.
"Ah, Shorty!" cried the Minute Hand
close behind him, "bee
Come, I'll bet I can go around tho ring
twelve times to your once; look out now!
I'll soon pass you."
The little bell struck sharply, "
two!"
• what was going
Even tho palo fac
of the
taking a nap?
"Hello, he's got as far as Two!" Tho
figures saw, and they all laughed loudly.
"Oh dear, dear!" sighed the Hour
Hand, "I can't go any faster to save my
life. IIow I wish I was as smart as the
Minute Hand. I'm tho butt of all bis
jokes, and tho others laugh at me, too.
I haven't a friend on the face of tho
clock. I can't endure it any longer. 1
won't go on. I'll just stop right here."
"Where's our moderate friend?" asked
the figures of the Minute Hand an hour
01* two later.
"0, ho stopped back there,"
"Ho started to race
was the
vith me,
answer.
but I guess he got out of wind."
After awhile the owner of tho clock
came into tho room. "Hello!" said he,
"clock stopped? No," he continued,
'•but it might as well be for all tho
good it'll do without tho Hour Hand."
Then ho gently touched the Hour
Hand, seized tho Minute Hand, shoved
him round and round the circle, waited
to seo that they wero going properly
and went away.
"Whew!" exclaimed tho Minute
Hand, dizzy and breathless; "How he
did shove me!" and ho was mightily
crestfallen because tho figures had seen
him so roughly used.
But the Hour Hand traveled on with
a happy face and tho figures looked upon
him with great respect.
The moral of this tale is that the
smartest peoplo are not alway the mos»
useful.—Detroit Free Press.
HOME HINTS AND HELPS.
--A few bits of suit codfish added to
vegetable oysters u few minutes before
they are served, add
•h to their
davor.
The yolks
f two eggs
beaten to a cream: one cupful of sugar;
—('boss Pie:
* tablespoonful of butter. Hake in
one crust Heat tho
to a froth, add one-half cupful of sugar,
the top. Flavor with
■bites of tho eggs
and spread
vanilla.
»
—French Boiled Peas: Boil tho peas
rapidly in plenty of salted water,
moment they are done, drain them and
add a largo tablespoonful of butter to a
quart of peas, sprinkle a little salt
the peas and toss them. When thebut
dted the peas are done. N. Y.
Th
Tribune.
—TV lie
papering a room lake two
rolls of paper, ma tell the figure, and
cut first from one then the other, in
this way there will he
matching. Starch made, thick enough
to spread evenly when cold,
nicer than paste made of flour.—Rural
Now Yorker.
—Soda Cream: In one'pint of water
dissolve one pound of lemon sugar, add
well-beaten white of an egg, boil four
minutes, stir, strain,
four teaspoonfuls of lemon extract and
bottle. To use, put four spoonfuls into
a glass of water, add a little soda, stir
and drink.
Raked Fresh M;
waste
is much
'hen cold add
Wash and
wipe carefully,
ig as fo
dredge with salt and th
oftei
r, and baste
ith butter :
itli the wa
lake a
d
•liter;
tor in the
pan n
gravy
hich tbe fish was baked
adding a ID
S'*r v
tie Worcestershire s
baked
mackerel with asparagus and
potatoes. Roste
Olive Saure:
from a cup of olives by parimr down to
the stone spirally. Throw t h*• in into
cold water, and soak a few minutes to
remove the saltness. Drain ;
by simmering gently in :i pint of good,
' hr
the juice of a lemon and a little ray
onne, and serve very hot. Very nie«
with poultry or game. -Cuuntry Gentle
man.
Add halt
rich stock
y
• apples
on hand in the spring, it is nice to uso
them for jelly. Take two quarts of
, pared and
in through a
flannel bag. To one pint of juice, add
one pound of loaf sug;
and rind of a lemon, and boil fifteen
minutes.
cupful of the juice of stew
cranberries. The result will be very
satisfactory. Ex'diantro.
—Lobster S
If
ï has a surplus of :>
•n tippl«'«.
and strail
water to a doz
si iced; boil soit
boiling put
in a tea
»no small
nifies of bu
two of flour, one-tifth of a teaspoonful
of cayenne, two tablespoonfuls of lemon
juice, one pint of boiling water. Cut
the meat into dice: pound the "coral"
with one tablespoonful of the butter.
Rub the flour ;
butter to a smooth paste: add the water,
pounded "coral" and butter and the
seasoning. Simmer live minutes and
then strain on the lobster. Roil up onco
and serve. —Ladies' Home Journal.
'1 t lie remainder of tho
EARLY FRUIT JELLIES.
Valuable Scrap- Hook Hccip>
by Mrs. !.. It. 1'aik
Fiirn'uliiMÏ
In making jelly it is
importance that the fruit should be at
the proper stage, as, either g
• f the utmost
make good jelly
over-ripe, all efforts
h
will Imi vain.
twenty-four
. over.' Tho
If jelly does not fo;
hours, it is
best loaf sugar should be
juice should be boiled before adding the
sugar, as it retains both flavor and color
before.
k it
«»less to e
isod, and the
Current .Icily without Cooki
the currants, and strai
the juice fl
it; t
every pint add a pound of sugar;
together until the si
nu.x
solved, then nutint
r three day.'..
set in tho sun for two
Tiiis jelly must b
Currant Jelly -Sien
solid.
ripe currants,
•Ihui cold, mash and
scald them, and.
\
strain them through
pint nf
low half a pound ol sugar t
juice. Boil the juic
add the sugar, lot cook five minute
Try a little; if thick when cool it
dono. Pour i
aside to cool.
two ut
and set
jelly glasses,
Gooseberry Jelly Stem gooseberries,
put in a preserve-kettle witli very little
water; cook until tho gooseberries burst;
strain, allow a pound of sugar to every
pint of juice; cook until it jellies.
Strawberry Jelly- Mash ripe straw
berries, strain the juice, add the juice
of one lemon to every quart of strawber
ries, put on the tire, let boil five min
utes; add a pound of sugar to a pint of
juice; cook until thick.
Raspberry jelly may bo
same way as stri
Green Grape Jelly-Pick gr
from tho stems, put, in a preserve-ket
tle. add a little water, and boil until tho
grapes are tender:
pint of juice allow a pound of sug;
cook until it jollies,
and set to cool. Louisville ('
Journal.
lade the
berry.
•n grapes
strain, and to every
Pour in glasses
llo Had IloJKOii.
"No, I denounce flirting from tho
bottom of my heart," asserted the mar
ried looking man. "1 think it calcu
lated very often to lead to results that
a lifetime is too short to repent of.
"You are unusually energetic. Drink
off; what's the reason?"
"Well, it was through a flirtation
that I got acquainted with >.y wi,fe.' —
Philadelphia Times.

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