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PUBLISHED *YEBV MONDAY AND THURSDAY. TIIOS. A. BUCKLEY, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. OFFICE: MAIN STREET A HOVE OK NTH. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. Ono r ™'' CO Six Months ........ 75 Four Months _ 50 Two Months S5 Subscribers are requested to observe the date following the name on the labels of their pupcrs. lly referring to this they can tell at glance how they stand on the books In this office. For instance: Grover Cleveland 28Junc95 means that Grover is paid up to June 28. lass. Keep the ligurcs in advance of the present data. Iteport promptly to this offioe when your paper is not received. Ail arrearages must bo paid when paper Is discontinued, or collection will be made in the manner provided by law. THE more you think the less you I will say. THE rich want and the poor need ! everything. PEOPLE who die for love don't get much good out of it. A SIX-FOOT hole Is plenty large ( enough to hold a lot of oblivion. IT is easier to believe an ill report than to inquireintothetruththereof. j IT is not true that like always be gets like. Selfish parents often raiso the best children. A CHICAGO man has been found who takes paris green habitually and j thrives on it. If lie ever tries taking - the antidotes it's dollars to doughnuts I he dies. STEEL barrels, made of one-six- j teenth-inch sheets cf that metal, have been produced at prices which promise a material decrease in the use of wooden packages of this kind j in the near future. Tiin depths of the sea present some i interesting considerations. If the ] Atlantic were lowered 6,564 feet it | would bo reduced to half its present ( width. If it were lowered a little ! more than three miles there would be dry land all the way between New- ; fonndlanil and Ireland. If the Med iterranean wore lowered 660 feet ] Africa would be joined to Italy, and ' three separate seas would remain. THE girls were not alarmed when I told that chewing gum affected the ] medulla oblongata, but the recent | death of a gum-chewing young woman 1 from appendicitis may receive more J consideration. The vermiform ap- | pendix is not to bo trilled with. It IS better for a young woman to lay : her gum on the mantel after she has ; chewed for a few hours than to in- 1 jure her medulla by constantly work- j ing her iaws, or taking the risk of swallowing her quid and inflaming her appendix. FOR real dainties the Sitka Indian j of Alaska takes the lead. There was | a grand gathering of the tribes not ! long ago and Sitka fairly spread her self in the preparation of a great feast. Of course the resources of the Northern /.one were drawn upon to its full extent, and the tribes did ample justice to polar bear and blub- j lior: but there was a murmur of as tonished delight as the principal dainty was brought in, consisting of ; tubs of last season's wild strawberries 1 soaked in seal oil. Truly, there Is no j accounting for tastes. THE slab which is to cover the j grave of Robert Frowning in West minster Abbey is almost completed, I If is of Oriental porphyry, set in a frame of sienna marble. The whole j suggests one of the most characteris- \ ti • of the dead man's poems, that entitled "The liishop Orders His | Tomb." It is in this that brown ing's sympathy with the Italy of the I Renascence is most marked. Ills own directions as to the tasteful adornment of his last resting-place lomonstrated his sympathy with the feeling of the Middle Ages, that in everything ibore should be nothing j repulsive, but dignity and fitness and grace. IT is a pity the law of supply and j demand does not regulate the num- ■ her of species of insects which make the farmer's life a burden. If the | insect pests could be destroyed, one- I half the work of the farmer would j be lessened as much as his profit would lie increased. And to all those of long acquaintance lias been added another. Orcharrlists are complain ing of another pest, a kind of cater- j pillar called the "fall web worm." It is especially plentiful, and runs over j a tree like fire: indeed, its Latin I name means ground-gainer. It does not eat the whole leaf but only the j pulp, leaving the brown veins and framework of'the leaves. The worms j have a web over them, which they j move as they eat. About the only i way to get rid of them is to cut off ! t | ir . 1 iin lis on which the-, are feeding. I NOBODY is ever awakened by the preaching of a man who is himself j half asieep. j THE MERRY SIDE OF LIFE, CTORTES THAT ARE TOLD BY THE FUNNY MEN OF THE PRESS. A Piazza Kpisodc—Too Confident— Joy—Not the First—Breezy—Right, iu His Line, Ktc., Ktc. bbe sympathized with China, , r - And lih with small Japan j £o. in a heated manner. Their warlike oonverso ran. An 1. while they battled nobly For verbal victory keen. Up walked his Shanghai rooster And gobbled her Jap screen. / —Louisville Courier-Journal, j BREEZY. "Don'tyou think Biuklesluu a very j breezy manner V" "If you refer to tho delight he takes in airing his opinions, 1 do. " Washington Star. NOT THE FIRST. Landlord—"Mr. Lord, you know why I call on you; to-day is tho first, ! you know." | Boarder—"But, unluckily, you'ro not the first."—Truth. " / JOY. Husband—"Why so happy?" Wire—"Bridget is going to remain I with us after all. Mrs. Jones, for ! whom she was going to work, died last | night. Wasn't it sweet of her?"— ; Judge. A USEFUL C.IFT. "Was Charley pleased with his gift from Miss Million?" Grabby—"Pleased? Well, I should say so. lie was able to pawn it for 320 right away."—Chicago Inter - i Ocean. TOO CONFIDENT. "I am not worthy of your love," said tho lover, softly. "I don't doubt it," said she, a littlo less softer. And thero thoir softlincss stoppod. —Truth. RIGHT IN HIS LINE. Pokeleigh—"l don't think it is ad -1 visablo to in&ko friends with a barber, ; do you?" Jokeleigh—"No. Ho is always too ready to scrape an acquaintance."— Philadelphia Life. OVERZEALOUS. "Did you hear about littlo Johnny Dugan bein' suspindid from tho foorce?" "No; fwatfor?" "Ho urristed a dealer in toy goats for sellin' artificial butthcr."—Cin cinnati Tribune. GOT A GBIND3TONE. Jerry Jiggles—"When wo asked I that last woman for bread and she gave us a stone I guess it was a grind , stone." Hungry Haggles (faintly) "Why?" Jerry Jiggles—"Because," reefing his belt, "it sharpened our appetites." SCIENCE IN THE HOME. Mr. Justjomed—"What on earth are yon trying to do?" Mrs. Justjoiued—"l was reading about cooking by electricity, so I hung tho chops on thoeloctric boll and I've been pushing the button for half an ! hour, but it doesn't secui to work."— . Brooklyn Eagle. IN A BAD WAY. "Cholly !" he exclaimed, in dismay. "What's the mattah, deah boy?" "I may lose my life, don't you know. The doctahs say that violent exuhciso is daugerwous." "Y-a-a-s." "Well, I'm getting tho hiccoughs I" —Washington Star. AN EXPERT OPINION. "Well, Sam Wing," asked tho re porter, "what is your opinion con cerning tho Chinese-Jupanoso war?" "Two ceutee collur, li' centco cuff, ten ceutee shirt," said Sum Wing. Then tho reporter went back to tho office and wrote up a column interview "with a prominent Chinese citizen."— New York World. A FAD PARTY. "Yes," said the young woman, "I gave my fad party, but I don't think 1 will ever be so foolish again." "Fad party?" "Didn't you ever hear of one? Each guest is required to briug his or her ' collection of stamps, or rare coins, or that sort of thing. Well, over u dozen people came, but that horrid Maud Ketcham brought a string of en- ' gagemeut rings, and now the other girls are all so mad that they won't | speak to her, or to mo either."—Cin ! cinnati Tribune. SOLVED THE PROBLEM. Miss Strongmind—"Pardon me, but if I am not mistaken you are one of tho poor, underpaid working-girls whom our Emancipation Society tried to benefit—or at least you were two years ago." ' Fair Stranger—"That is true." "Than our Bociety has evidently not been without influence, for you look very prosperous now." , 4 'l have everything I want, and never was so happy m my life." "Thank heaven! You must have solved tho Woman's Problom." "I have." ! "Glorious! Tell mo how you man- I aged. " "I married a nice young man."— New York Weekly. A FLAW REVEALED. "I wish you hadn't had your hair cut so short, Harold," exclaimed the 1 young woman, turning away from him i involuntarily. "What difference does it make, dear est?" asked Harold, with tender anx iety.^ "You—you have destroyed an illu sion, " sho sighed. "That is all." "You didn't think I was a poet, did you, Clara, because I wore my hair long?" "No; I never suspectod you of bo ing a poet." "Oran artist?" "No." "Then what illusion havo I de stroyed?" ho demandod. "Perhaps I should say, Harold," sho answered, with tears m her voice, "that you have unconsciously revealed a fact 1 never suspected, dear. Your ears aren't mates." —Chicago Tribune. HE FORGOT HIM3ELF. When the new hoarder came in to dinner it was rather late. Only ono or two were at tho table beside the landlady. He spoko to uo ono until tho waiter laid a plato of meat before him, and then he burst out. "Great Scott! Do you call this a ! dinner fit for a civilized man? Why on earth don't you get some victuals J fit to cat? What do you call this car- ' 1 rion here—" | He did not finish his question, for as his eye swept up to the head of the ; table ho caught the landlady's stem , glance, and she interrupted him with ! anger in her tones*: "What do you mean, sir, by sucb J questions? I'd have you know that I am not accustomed to hear such un- , callod-for criticism of my table and I won't have it. If you don't like the food, and if you can't behave yourself, you can hunt auother boardiug-placo and do it right away." The complaiuer quailed under this robuko and replied submissively. "I beg your pardon, ma'am. Iu- i deed I do. I forgot for tho moment that I was away from home and thought | I was talking to my wife. It sha'n't j occur again."—Judge. Remedies lor Colds and Asthma. The European edition of the New York Herald says: Attacks of asthma may he brought on by the most variod and singular causes; different sorts of scents, tho odor of raspberries, as was the case of Claude Bernard; the smell | of hay. the vapor of a sulphur match that has just been lighted, tho dust from oats or powdered ipecacuanha. One patient will have asthma in the North, but will be free from it in tho South; auother will have asthma iu Paris, but will be perfectly well in Vienna; still another will have tho most terrible attacks as long as he is in Egypt, but will be relieved as soon ! as he gets to sea. It is generally admitted nowadays j that the uttack of asthma is due to a ' spasm of the inspiratory muscles, and : that tho origiu of the trouble is some stimulation of the nasal mucous mem- ' brane. On tho other hand, it is also known that a vigorous stimulation of the mucous membrane of tho nose may put an end to an attack of asthma; thoroforo in this purely nervous phe nomenou tho sumo cause may either bring on or put uu end to the attack. It is on this peculiarity that are based a certain number of methods ot treatment of au attack of asthma, and | the latest born of these methods con sists in snitliug eau de cologne. My readers may remember that I made known to them the process whereby M. Roux, of Lyons, cuts short colds iu the head aud chest at their begin ning. It consists in having the patients iuhale by the mouth and nose for about two minutos and four or five times a day about fifty drops of col ogno water. It is now claimed that the same method will put an end to uu attack of asthma. Here, again, is a very simple formula i for a powder reoommended by M. Naguet, of Chatellerault. to stop at tacks of asthma aud which acts in the same way as coljguo water: Powdered snuff , 5 grammes Camphor r > gram ues Mcntnol 0.15 centigr. When tho first symptoms are felt, giving warning that uu attack is com ing on, it is enough to sniff' into each nostril a pinch or two of this powder every quarter or every half hour to set up a lively irritatiou of the mucous membrauo with sneezing and copious secretion, while at the same time tho attack of usthtna stops. The Passing o! the Terrapin. Diamond-back terrapins are becom ing extiuct, and uulesssomethiugskall bo done to propegato them they will ! pass away. There is not a third a? mauy terrapins to be had this year as last year. Fifteen years ago a terra | pin hunter could catch liFty or sixty a day ; now he is satisfied if he secure 6 three or four. Then ono could buy choice torranius for fifty ceuts apiece. Nowtorrapius from seven to eighl luches iu length briug from $75 tosloC per dozen; those from six to sever inches will bring 340 per dozen. A1 the present time there are about 15,- 000 terrapius iu a single pond at Cris iield, and they probably compriso three-fourths of all these animals left on earth.—Baltimore Sua. , Railroad Building in Corsica. ' After going about half the distant between Corte and Vizzavona, the evidences of the construction of the | intermediate sections of the railroad j became apparent. The laborers on , the excavations for the bridges and in the heavy cuts were mauy of them j women, young girls and boys, and all, including the men, carried the dirt and stono out in baskets on their heads. By this slow, toilsome method is all this work done, and it appeared to me that, the work would be inter minable, but I was told that the con tractors were under heavy bonds to complete the road in the time con tracted for, and that it would cer I tainlv be accomplished.—Century. CYCLING ACROSS CHINA. THE REM A.RK ABLE JOURNEY OF TWO YOUNG AMERICANS. Threading the Desert of Gobi on tlic Silent Steed—Money Hidden in l'ueiiinatic Tire?. THE most difficult portion of the remarkable bicycle jour ney across Asia made by the G two Americans, Messrs. Allen anl Saclitlebcu, was the croseiug ol' tho Desert of Gobi. They describe this part of their tour in the Century. At Kuldja they were detained, await ing the arrival of the necessary pass ports and supplies. They utilized the time in studying the Chinese lan guages, and in giving the liual touches to their outfit. "Our work of preparation was principally a process of elimination. We now had to prepare for a forced march in case of necessity. Handle bars and seat-posts were shortened to save weight, and even the 1 father bag gage carriers, fitting in the frames of tho machines, which we ourselves had patented before leaving England, were , replaced by ft couple of sleepiug bags j made fur us out of woolen shawls and j Chinese oiled canvas. The cutting oil of buttons and extra parts of our clothing, as well as the shaving of our heads and faces, was also included by ! our friends in the list of curtailments. For the same reason one of our cameras, which we always carried on ; our backs, and refilled at night under j the bed-clothes, wo sold to a Chinese j photographer at Suidun, to make ! loom for an extra provision big. "And now the money problem was tho most perplexing of all. This alone,* said the Russian Cousul, 'if nothing else, will defeat your plans.' Those Western bankers who adver- ; tiso to furnish 'letters of credit to ! any part of the world, are, to say the | least, rather sweeping in their asser- | lions. At any rate, our own London | letter was of no use beyond the Bos- I porous, except with the Persian im- j perial banks run by an English syn dicate. At tlie American Bible House ; at Constantinople we were allowed, | as a personal favor, to buy drafts ou tho various missionaries along the ; route through Asiatic Turkey. But in Central Ain we found that the Russian bankers and merchants would not handle English paper, and we were therefore compelled to send our j letter of credit by mail to Moscow, j Thither we hud recently sent it 011 leaving Taskhend, with instructions j to remit tho currency to Irkutsk, , Siberia. We now had to telegraph to that point to re'orward over the Kiakhta post-route to Peking. With the cash on hand, and the proceeds of the camera, sold for more than half its weight in silver, four and one third pounds, wo thought we had sufficient money to carry us, or, rather, as much as we could carry, ! to that point; for tho weight of the i Chiuese money necjssary for a journey of over three thousand miles was, as the Russian Consul thought, one of the greatest of our almost insur mountable obstacles. 'There being no banks or exchanges in the interior we were obliged to pur chase at Kuldja all the silver we would need for tho entire journey of over 3003 miles. 'How much would it take?' was the question that our past experience iu Asiatic travel now aided us to answer. That our calculations were close is proved by the fact that we reached l'ekin with silver iu our pockets to the value of half a dollar. Our money now constituted the prin cipal part of our luggage, which with camera aud film weighed just twenty five pounds apiece. Most of the sil | ver was chopped up into smull bits aud placed iu the hollow tubing of the machines to conceal it from Chi nese iuquisitiveuess. if not something i worse. We uro glad to say, however, i that 110 attempt at robbery was ever discovered, although efforts t extor | lion were frequent, and sometimes, as will appear, of a serious nature." When the young men finally entered tho desert, their real triuls began. "One stretch of fifteen miles, which i it took us six hours to cover, was as | formidable as any part of the Turko man desert along the Transcaspiau Railway. At an altitude of only six hundred teet above the sea, accord ing to our aneroid barometer, and be i neath the rays of a July suu against ! which even our felt caps were not | much protection, we were half drag- I giug, half pushing, our wheels j through a foot of sand, and snapping i at the mosquitoes swarming upon our j necks aud faces. These pests, which ; throughout this low country are the ; largest and most numerous we have ' over met, are bred in the intermed | iate swamps, which exist only through I tho negligence of the neighboring | villagers. At night smoldering fires, j which half suffocate tho human iu- I mates, are built before tho doors aud ! windows to keep out the intruding iu | sects. All travelers wear gloves, and ! a hugo hood covering tho head and I face up to the eyes, ami in their hands carry a horse tail switch to lash back • and forth over their shoulders. Boiug I without such protection wo suffered both day and night. "The mountain freshets all along j the road to Frumtsi were more fre quent and dangerous than any wo have yet encountered. Toward even ing tho melting snows, and tho con densing currents from tho plain heat ed during the day, fill and overflow the channels that in the morning are almost dry. One stream, with its ten branchep, swept tho stones and boulders over a shifting ehaunel one I mile in width. It was when wading through such streams as this, whore every effort was required to balance ourselves and the luggage, that the mosquitoes would make up for lost time with imnunitv. "With constant wading and tramp- j ing, our Russian shoes and stockings, j ! one of which was almost torn oft* by ! | the sly grab of a Chinese spaniel,were no longer fit for use. Iu their placd . I we were now obliged to purchase tho j | short, white cloth, Chinese socks and i j string sandals, which for mere cycling . i purposes and wading streams proved • • | an excellent substitute, being light | | and suft 011 the feet and very quickly j dried. The calves of our legs, how- J ! ever, being left bare, wo were | I obliged, for state occasions, at least, 1 to retain and utilize tho upper por- ! tion of our old stockings. It was ow ing to this scantiness of wardrobe that wo were obliged when taking a ; bath by tho roadside streams to make ; a quick wash of our linen, and put it i ;ou wet to dry, or allow it to flutter from the handle-bars as we rode along. It was astonishing even to ourselves ! how little a man required when be yond the pale of Western conveiition | alities. ! "From Mana3 to Urumtsi wo began ; I to strike more tillage and fertility. I Maize, wheat, and rice were growing, j but rather low and thin. The last is ; by no means tho staple food of China, !as is commonly supposed, except in i the southern portion. In the north ' ern, and especially the outlying, pro vinces it is considered more a luxury for tho wealthy. Millet and coarso , flour, from which tho mien or dough | strings are made, is tho foundation, at ! I least, for more than half tho subsist : enco of the common classes. Nor ia I there much truth, wo think, in the as | sertion that Chinamen eat rat?, j although we sometimes regretted that they did not. After a mouth or more without meat a dish of rats would have been relished, had wo been able to get it. On the other hand, we have learned that there is a society of Chinamen who are vegetarians from choice, and | still another that will eat meat or no animal, such us tho ass, horse, dog, ! etc., which can serve man iu a better IVISK WORDS. j Individuality means egotism, j Morning is the tonic of the day. ' The merit of fecif-abncgation is lim | ited. A fussy woruau is one of nature's i few mistakes. | Second nature is sometimes stronger than the first, i There is nothing in somo pedigrees | except length. ! The evil men do lives after them ;so : does the good. Beauty may incite love, but it can not maintain it. Contentment is the triumph of mind over matter. Forbidden fruit doesn't always grow ou the highest trees. Few men work hard after they get i old enough to know better. Lovers love poetry because poetry is not hampered by cold facts, u The unmeant mischief of fools ia ; all-pervading and irremediable, j There are some parents to whom 1 lheir children never arrive at an ago ► of responsibility. The world is divided into two classes —those who master their troubles and ' j those who are mastered by them. There is nothing so universal as love; for every mature human being either has loved, does love, or expects I to love. They who have the power to make the best of life's misadventures and accidents are likely to reach a green old age. With the chisel a trained hand brings forth u "thing of beauty;" with the same tool a child may destroy 1 tho noblest work of art. Marriage is the only partnership not ' | entered into ou business principles, I and that failures often occur should ; not excite our special wonder. Since procrastination is tho thief of time, what a pity it is that some hur ried mortal does not find the key to ; tho storehouse of the stolon plunder? \ \ Sell Help. • | There is nothing which is so trivial as discontent. Nothing which will so : , ruin a boy's life. Wo do not mean - 1 that it is best to sit down and not bet ; tor your condition ; any healthy mind t must do that, but bo glad while you - ! are doing it that you can do it, aud do not cast an envious eye at another i | man's progress. Look at liim only to ; 1 learn something. r I Tho man who pines for other poo i pie's lives is not only silly but stupid. 3 Tho world you covet was not mado by 3 discontented people, who arc always - | looking about for something better to i do. You may want to travel, to see ? i great works of art, and beautiful cities. , Do you over realize that, these things - | were created by people who stayed at I j home and did their proper tasks and - | did it gladly anil joyfully? You have I j the same world to live iu that other I | men have had, and what you do of s i yourself counts, and every bit of as i i sistanco which you take from anothei i ! weakens you so much and makes you 1 small in the eyes of men. —Atluntu ! Constitution. I i An Aluminum Violin. d ; Before the members of the American - Science Association, in Brooklyn, Dr. - Alfred Springer, of Cincinnati, pro - duced an aluminum violin, which wa*- v played by M. Sclicele, It produced e an enormous volume of tone, fully five i times that of an ordinary wooden in d strument. There were a variety o! e opinions as to the quality of the tone, g ! Some musiciaus declared that tho e quality was not as good as a wooden o j one for solo work, but that it would e ' prove good in orchestra wor.i. Others it j took the opposite side on the question I entirely.—Atlanta Constitution. BIRTH OF THE WATCH \ VARIOUS MEANS BY WHICH TIME WAS RECKONED. How Honrs and Minutes Were Measured | He tore the First Cloeft, the Mother of j tho Watoh, Was Mnde—Early Hipcrl- ■ ments and Ornamentation. Sun nial Was First. Everyone now may own a watch. It was different a couple of hundred j years ago when only kings and nobles j t could afford to carry them, and even their watch es for accuracy and neatness compar. | cd very unfavora bly with the cheap watches of to-day. Before the mod u.ern watch was Bborn many cent- Buries wero devot led to experiment, 9 and before the first watch was made other cent uries during which the clock, the mother XV. cENTvitY. of the watch, was being gradually improved. When night and day were llrst divided into periods of hours each the necessity of measur ing these divisions of time became imperative. The first means em ployed was the dial, which by its shadow on a horizontal plane marked the passage of the hours by the prog ress of the sun. This however, was not available at night or on cloudy days, and thus tho hour-glass came into being. Another measure ment of time was the device of King Alfred, whereby lighted can dles, which burned a certain time, told the hours. And then came the clepsydra. This was a water jarcon : ; MAIt V STt'AHT WATCH. taining several gallons of water which ran out from a small graduated ori ticc in the bottom of the jar at such a rate that the quantity of water in the jar would be lowered to a certain marked point each hour, and the jars being Itllod at sunrise each day, \Un marked off tho hours with tolera hie regularity. This v was improved upon about 140 years be- IfisfljraSfffll fore Christ by the 'SSjjaSfKjy addition of a tooth- 'tfjwr'' ed wheel and index driven by the water which llowed from the bottom of the jar. Thus improved these water clocks were generally adopted and are still used in the oast. Further Improvement resulted In the substitution of a weight to turn the toothed wheel. During the so called dark ages other improvements were made, and in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries we read of tower clocks being made, one of which, in tho fourteenth century in West minster, England, struck the hours. The First Watch. It was not until 1477 that the llrst pocket clock or watch was made. The inventor was Peter Hole, of Nurem berg, and his pocket clock received • 11 the name of the jffl \ "Nuremberg Ani- Mm mated Egg." I t s IMi&M production cost a >' oar " B lal)or l 't va ried nearly an hour a day from the true time; it required winding twice a day and the price put fIM "4™!)" 1] u P on I>y the in ventor was equal to *1,500 in gold at / the present time. It was egg-shaped, j xvu. cento n y. EN-and its size was AMEI.EO cases. qpQut the size of a goose egg. Subsequent improvements were added, until now there is little lett as regards compactness and accu racy to be desired. From the making of the first watch the opportunities offered for artistic ornamentation were eagerly seized, and many beautiful f\ watch cascu during 1/ the Kith, 17th and (iM]j 18th centuries attest . , the decorative skill of the early makers. Strange and novel do signs were often MgHjsj-l |i& taken. Mary Stuart fin|a|f j jjA owned a watch made h i n imitation of a jjpffiSw*§' raw skull. There were f fill coffin-shaped watch- llSrali&fllj HF cs, watches set i n aSewCT-l lit llowers an d butter- V Hies: sometimes the outer case was richly xvin century. cirvcd; sometimes there were tlgures and flowers in relief; often the de signs were encrusted with precious stones. Tho French were the llrst to introduce colored enameling, during the XVII. century. aiiK—tuxoy appears to De quite a bright young man. I hear he acquired enough money by writing to pay for his education at college. He—Yes; writing home to his parents.' HOUSEHOLD AFFAIRS. THE 00011 norsEKEETEr.. How can I tell her? By her cellar, I Tieanly shelves anl whitened w ill. I can guess her lly her dresser, I By the buck staircase and hall, j And with pleasure | Take her measure I By tho way she keeps her brooms Or the peeping At tho "keeping 1 " ' 01 her back and unseen rooms. By her kitchen's air of neatnws, And its general completeness, Whore in cleanliness nnd sweetness j The rose of order blooms. TIIE SECIiET OF DAINTY COOKERY. A woman physician has boon saying in print that few persons know how to cook water. The secret she maintains | is in putting good, fresh water into ti clean kettle, already quite warm, and setting the water to bail quickly, and then taking it off to uso in ten, coffeo and other drinks, before it is boiled. To let it steam, simmer and evaporate until the good water is all in the at mosphere, and the lime and iron and dregs are loft in tho kottlo—bah! that is what makes a good many peoplo sick, and is worse than no water at all. Let them at least have tho beverages as fresh as possible from poisonous conditions. Much benefit may be de rived from drinking hot water, but tho water must be freshly drawn, quickly boiled in a clean and perfect vessel, and immediately used.—Now Orleans Picayune. USEFUL HINTS. Mix soft soap with powdered starch, half as much suit, and tho juico of one lemon; lay it on the part, on the both sides, with a bruah ; let it lay on the grass day und nigixt till the stain comes out. Never store fruit jfrs in a silver closet. It has been discovered that one rubber ring around the neck of a fruit jar will disorder a whole closet fill of silverware. To keep silver from tarnishing place it near a lump of gum camphor. To sweeten earthenwaro vessels, jelly glasses and fruit jars, wash thorn well and dry them. Place them in a largo pan, set iu a cool oven and then heat it. Pake the vessels several hours, and then gradually removo tho pan from tho oven. The jars, etc., should bo almost cold when taken out. Other i wise there is danger of their cracking. Oil cloth properly treated is a very nice floor covering, but if it is abused in washing it up it is a torment to tho neat housekeeper. It should he rubbed up with cloth dipped in keroseno oil or washed with skimmed milk. It will last threo times as long as when washed with soap and water, and am monia or sal soda will rot it in a little while by eating out the oil in the puint.—Home and Farm. AN APRON WORK BAG. This useful bag is made of a breadth of material one and a half yards iu length, which is turned up to the depth of half a yard to make u deep pocket. Sew the two sides of the pocket together, and gather the top into a narrow band like an ordinary apron. Tho band should not go aroun 1 tlio waist, however, but should stop at tho gathered part, two large hooks at each end serving to fasten it to the waist or skirt band when worn. Any material preferred may be used for the purpose, silk or muslin or linen, and the top corners of tho pocket may ho ornamented with ribhuu. This apron is largo and purely for use, an 1 is particularly valuable for large pioces of work like sofa rugs or bath blankets, as it is sufficiently ample to hold all tho wools, and may be hun • in a closet out of tho way when noi required. The same idea may bo used for an apron of smaller dimensions, which is more jaunty lookirg, and fur 0110 of these tho gay bandanna hankorchiofs are very suitable. Lot one handkerchief form the apron, and from another cut a strip about twelve or fifteen iuehos deep for tho pocket, which may he sowed on and turned up on the right side. Fin ish the top of the pocket with a shirred heading. Yellow satin ribbons make a pretty trimming for these gay plaids. Strings maybe substituted for hookf if preferred, in which case they should i mutch tho ribbons of which the boxvi are made.—Home and Farm. DISHES FOR INVALIDS. Toast Water—Toast a slice of broal very brown, break it into pieces ami ' pour over them one cupful of boiling water. When cool this will to found a nourishing drink. Jelly Water—Put in a tumbler a teaspoonful of currant jelly with one tablespoonful of grape juice. Mis thorn well together and lill tho glass with ice-watei. T Inxseed Lemonade—Steep two tablespoonfuls of flaxseed in ouo quart of hot water for ten minutes. Add the juico of throe lemons, a large cupful of sugar and a wineglassful of grape juice, stiring together. This will be lound an excellent, drink for persons suffering with colds or lung troubles, and may be drunk either hot or cold. Beef Tea-—Two pounds of lean beef chopped into small bits and put into a glass fruit jar. Screw on the cover and put the jar in a kettle of cold water. After boiling for two or threo hours tho juice should be poured o'f ami seasoned to taste. Bice for Invalids—Talto a table spoonful of rice, a pint of milk ; put them in au open dish and bake in tho oven for two hours. Keep the dish covered for the first hour, after which the cover should be removed and tho rice stirred occasionally, Swcoteu if preferred. Famine caused parental to eat their children in Italy in -150.