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The Rio News, commenting og the
recent arrival of French-Canadian im migrants at Sao Paulo, Brazil, says that "they are not tho people for the country." In the meantime, the Government has suspended the Cana dian immigration until further notice. The statistician of the United States estimates that the school population of this country is 20,091),383. Of this number there were enrolled in 1891 13,900,288 pupils in tho ' district or public schools, uuder tho instruction of 388,331 teachers. The average daily attendance of tho pupils in these schools is 9,208,890. The No-Two-Alike Club is tho name of au organization of women in South ington, CQDU., who profess to abhor all the opposite sex and any assistance they might render. Just how the title of the club came to bo adopted, whether the members individually have no two opinions alike as to tho men folk, or whether no two men have similar at tributes, is a mystery. The late General Eli H. Murray was a Southerner by birth, and was the youngest general officer in tho Union Army. As United States Marshall ho freed Kentucky of the Kuklnx Klan, and as Territorial Governor he settled tho ultimate fate of polygamy in Utah by refusing a certificate of election to Congress to George Q. Cannon. The General died recently at San Diego, OaL There is ample food for reflection on the part of the bachelor maid in the following resolution, which was debated recently by the students of the Women's College at Baltimore: "Resolved, That all bachelors 30 years of age shall be subject to a tax ; that such tax shall be 5 per cent, of the annual income of every bachelor from 30 to 35 years old ; 10 per cent, of the income of every bachelor from 35 to 40 years old; 15 per cent, of the in come of every bachelor from 40 to 45 years old, and so on in an increasing ratio." The French War Minister has asked for an appropriation of $40,000,000 for the improvement of the navy. Speaking of this item of foreiga news the Pittsburg Dispatch says: "The fact is appreciated by all civilized Gov ernments that the warfare of tho fu ture will be more largely upon tho high seas than by invasion of an enemy's territory, and more attention is being given to naval than to military equipment. In this commercial age tho more eflectivo fighting is that di rected toward tho destruction and in terruption of commerce and the inter ference with colonial relations. Great Britain was the first of the great Na tions to see this vantage ground and to occupy it,but the others arc follow in? briskly after her lead." General Andrew Jackson, shortly after the battle of New Orleans, wrote an account of the engagement in a let ter to James Monroe, afterward Presi dent. This letter is published, it is bo. licved for the first time, iu an article on "Napoleon's Interest in the Battle ol New Orleans," in tho Century. In this battle, although the opposing forces were about equal, tho English lost 2117 killed and wounded, while the American loss was only six killed and seven wounded. Mr. Monroe showed General Jackson's letter to Napoleon, and when the latter learned that the victory was mainly due to the deadly aim of tho Americans, he'planned the formation of troops of sharp shooters, armed with guns of the American pattern. Waterloo prevented the carrying out of the'scheme. Says London Truth: "An Old- Fash ioned Patriot" writes to say that the attention of persons who love their country has lately been called by arti cles in American magazines to the systematic manner in which the senti ment of patriotism is developed in their higher schools for girls. The pupils are regularly drilled to perform on exercise of ".saluting the flag" in military style. They are made familiar with the past of their country, and in its very short history everything that is glorious or can be a subject of Na" tional pride is brought before them till an enthusiasm for the "star spangled banner" glows in every young heart. Wo copy America in many things; would that wo might copy her in educating the young to know the glories of tlieir country's past and to reverence its flag. Our people do not care for their flag. They do noFknow the meaning of the union jack. To them one (lag is as good as another— anything that has a bright color—and when a town is draped for some festiv ity any flags aro made use of; tho greater nurabe' always have tho French tricolor. "1 had rather," this patriot 3ays, "see tho American stars and fitripes. They aro our brothers in blood " LIFE'S MISTAKES, Wfl plant sweet flowers above the spot , Where rest our unforgotton dead, fluid whilo tho roses bud and bloom We beautify their lonely bed. A*o rear tho snowy marble shaft That every passer-by may learn flow sacred memory keeps her trust Iu votive gift and storied urn. But oh! the hearts that ache and break Through all the long bright summer day;; ; For some sweet word of tenderness. Some generous and outspoken praise; And oh! the bitter tears that fall O'er life's mistakes and cruel fate. That all things which the heart most craves • Or love and glery come too late. Then take the rose that blooms to-day And lay it in some loving hand, And wait not till the ear grows dull To toll the sweet thoughts that you > planned. ' j Ono kiss on warm and loving lips Is worth a thousand funeral flowors, And ono glad day of tender love Outweighs nn age of morning hours. I —D. M. Jordan, in Indianapolis Journal, TRYING HER POWER. RY CATHARINE EARNSHAW. . CAN hold him I against tho world." , \ |J The speaker was £-VFV B A TA^ SgjEl dark face, from ]>QJr which eyes of witchery looked bad lips Vffll't which were now _rf?——l slightly compressed 118 B h° finished the I ~ ' sentence. "I would not bo so sure, if I were you," was the re spouse of the other person, who stood on tho path which led to the road from the country house behind them. Tho two girls had strolled down the walk in the crisp winter sunlight, and thev looked as unlike as two people could well be. Julia Stallo turned her head with a quick, imperious movement as she ex cUiined: "Why would you not feel sure, since j I am sure? Do you think I would give my promise to a man who did not adore me?" "But men may adore at one mo ment, and be indifferent the next," returned Miss Branch, stopping to twist more closely about her head the blue, llully mass of wool which pro tected her from the cold. "The man whom I love will not do so," was the quick reply. Miss Branch, who was four or five years older than tho magnificent bru nette, looked at her curiously in si lence for a time. Miss Branch was small. One at first would have said she was plain, but might discover that her face pos sessed a wonderful power of expres sion ; thcro might be a concentrated spark in her eyes that would possess force in whatever way she chose. / After a pause she said quietly: "I should imagiueit might be eafy for a man to be faithful to a creature like you. Is Mr. North coming to day ?" "Yes." "I think you make a great raistako in loving any man BO much. Ah! what i 3 that?" The exclamation was caused by the sound of something rushing through tho shrubbery of evergreens at the right of where tho two girls were standing. Julia Stallo shrieked a little, and shrank to ono side, and at the same moment a huge, dark-colored dog dashed out from tho cedar hedge. His head was down, his mouth scattered foam, and his eyes emitted sparks. While Julia, who bad sprung away, had gone directly in the path of tho infuriated animal, Miss Brunch, who had remained where she had been standing, was several yards from him. The brute was going on with that unswerving leap which is so terrible to see, and he had passed Miss Branch, who had not moved, toward Julia Stallo, who seemed petrilied with ter ror in the spot where she stood. "For God's sake, jump out of the way!" cried Miss Branch, shrilly. "He will not turn 1" If Julia hoard she gave no sign ; Bho was incapable of moving. Miss Branch could not stand quiet. There was a dash of physical courage in her which enabled her to spring forward, slipping off tho crimson shawl from her shoulders as she did so, and theu flaunting it fall in tho face of tho wild-eyed animal, who moved one sidor and wavered in confusion, while Julia Stallo sauk down to tho ground in a heap, and her white face was like tho faco of the dead, save for the pro truding eyes of horror. Tho dog, bullied for tho moment and uncertain, now turned toward Miss Branch. It was useless for her to try to run. She clasped her hands and stood still. Only for a breath of time, however, j The sound of a footstep on the frozen gravel might have been heard by the girls, if they could have heard any thing. The footstep was that of someone running furiously. A man appeared. Ho had a pistol in his hand, and though there was a terrible fear in his mind that he might not aim cor- I rectly, he could not hesitate. The flash, tho report of the pistol and tho dog rolled over with a moan, his teeth sot fast in the skirt of Miss Branch's dress. It was to Julia Stallo's side that the •fcau sprang, hardly glancing at Mhs Branch, who coolly drew a penknife Irom her pocket, and, stooping, care fully cut her dress away from the grip of the dying dog's teeth. "That, I suppose, is Mr. North," she said to herself, looking at him at tentively as ho bent on one knee over Julia, whose senses had come back to her sufficiently to enable her to recog nize ber lover. "Yes, evidently be loves ber. I wish sbe bad not been so sure of bim. It is snob a temptation to prove ber words false." That was wbat the quiet-looking girl was thinking, as she again wrapped ber shawl about bor and walked slowly down tho path. In a few moments sbe beard bor name called, and pausing and looking back, she saw the two coming toward ber. When they were a little nearer the man hurried forward, and, raising bis bat, said, in a tone which was not quite steady: '*l do not know what you will think of us. I confess I was, for the mo ment, capable of thinking only of Miss Stallo. You will forgive that, I know. I cannot tell you bow grateful I am to you." "Indeed I Why?" asked Miss Branch. Although her words were abrupt, the voice in which sbe spoke them was far from being so. There was a silky softness in it that Julia Stallo bad never beard before, and which made her look quickly at the girl who bad spoken, while a pain, that was almost like a knife thrust, suddenly went through her heart. Miss Branch had only glanced at Mr. North as she had replied, and he had not given any thought to her, so pro foundly was he absorbed in the danger which had so recently threatened the girl he loved. When tho two walked away Miss Branch turned into another path and walked rapidly toward the house. There was a flush on her cheeks and a sparkle in her eyes that gave her an aspect altogether different from that which she had worn au hour before. When she reached her own room sho sat down before tho fire without removing her wraps. Looking into the burning coals with an intent gaze, her face grudually changed, until Julia Stallo would hardly havo known it. Tho white hands were held tightly together until their beauty—and they were very beautiful—was marred by rude pressure. "What do I owe to any man among them?" she uttered, at length, in a half whisper. "And as for Julia, sho is a baby in her feelings, and will not suffer much." She rose and walked with determined air across tho room. Some ono knocked. She opened tho door and Julia stood there. "May I come in?" sho asked. "I was just coming to discover if you were still frightened," responded Miss Branch, taking Julia's hand in her own, and looking with more than ordinary keenness into the girl's face. "Don't speak of it," cried Jniia, with a shudder. "I shall never be able to see a dog again without a fright. Think of what might have happened if Luke had not come 1 Ho says ho admires you for your presence oi mind, although you are— But how I do chatter!" catching herself up with a blush. "Ho admires you so much." "Even though I am so plain," calmly remarked Miss Branch, no flush staining her cheeks as she spoke words so difficult for a woman to accept. "But I did not mean to tell you that," caressingly said Julia. Miss Branch laughed, not bitterly to the eur in tho least. "Oh, I don't mind it at all," she said, lightly. "I am plain, and I know other people know it." In her heart she was saying: "He shall pay for these words." In the days that followed it would have been a curious study, for one not vitally interested, to have watched tho change in Luke North's manner toward Mis 9 Branch. Gradually, from a polite listening to her, he came to turn with an appar ently irresistible inclination toward thut part of tho room where she hap pened to be. , He stood near her chair ; he looked at her if he spoke; ho listened with a peculiarly vivid look upon his face whenever she made any remark. This attention was not marked; on tho contrary, it almost seemed as if it were desirous of concealing even from his own consciousness the attraction which Miss Branch held for him, and which every day ho felt more and more powerfully. Had he ever thought her face un prepossessing? When Julia reminded him, one day,that ho said Miss Branch was plain, he uttered an exclamation of astonishment, but he made no other reply. His betrothed, in a troubled tone, persisted in dwelling upon tho subject. "I suppose she must bo fasofnating, is she not?" sho asked, wistfully. The man's face wore a strange smile. He averted his eyes, as he remarked, in a harsh voice : "Fascinating ! Yes,l think that must be fhe word by which to describe your friend, and she is your friend, is she not?" asking the question, suddenly. Julia Stallo trembled a little and turned pale. Sho seemed to struggle for a moment with herself, and then she said, faintly: "Oh, yes! Of coarse she is my friend." The winter days ran on. Miss Branch had come to stay with her friend until the spring. How did it happen that Mr. North could now sometimes come to the house, and remain, perhaps, for a couple of hours before Julia would come into the room? Ho always scrupulously called for her the moment he came, but he appeared to forget that she had not come. On one of those days when Jnlia had not come, -North had been strolling about tha room in silence. Though he did not speak, his eye* returned again and again to the girl who sat so quietly on tbo sofa. There was a reck less resolvo in her face, and that look was mingled with something which could not be interpreted, which any woman might do well to fear, even though 6he could not understand it. North came and leaned over her. His voice vibrated, as ho said: •'Miss Branch 1" She looked up ; a light, bewildering and enthralling, was in her eyes, and diffused in a lovely glow over tho hitheto unlovely face. "What would you say to me, if I were to tell you that I love you?" ho asked, quickly. There could be uo mistaking tho expression in her eyes; there could bo , but one reading of the curves about her mouth. Tho blinding loveliness that was in her gaze at that instant made tho man's heart almost stand still. Did she really lovo him? "Need I answer?" she asked, softly. "Yes; answer!" imperatively. "Then I should say that I lovo I yon," was the low-spoken reply, i Something in the man's fuce made Miss Branch suddenly rise to her feet, while her face grew pallid and the glow died from her eyes. "You are mocking me 1" she cried, in a smothered voice. "You do not really love mo!" "1 am thinking of a young man, my half-brother, whom I loved more than brothers usually love," returned North, in a stern voice. "You may recall Morris Loring. Ah, I see you do ! You killed him that you might be amused. Perhaps it was not man ly of me to resolve to avenge him in some slight degree. But I did not think of so base an action until I fan- | cied you wished to play with mo. I do not love you, Miss Branch, but I can understand how a man might bo infatuated with you. It was beneath me to stoop to such a course as this. I don't ask you to forgive me." "No, no," said Miss Branch, her voice husky and Btrange, "Do not ask that, for I never could do so." "Why?" "Because I lovo you. At last I love. Do not speak to me. I tell you that, for the first time in my lifo, I love. Do you think I am sufficiently pun shed for trying my power? Do you pity me, Mr. North?" She stood looking at him for an in stant, then turned and hurried from tho room. North gazed blankly at the door which had closed behind her. He had uot known how much he could despise himself, and thero was a curious pul sation iu his heart which made him unwilling to see Julia. It was a week before ho returned to tho house. When Julia informed him of Miss Branch's departure ho would not allow himself to manifest any in terest. The few weeks that had passed had formed an episode in his life which he could not wish to re member.—Saturday Night. Hot Air Treatment. It has taken the medical world a very long timo to become alive to tho fact that hot applications and hot air aud water treatment are among tho most useful forms of medication known to the human family. A great many physicians are fond of speaking in a semi-indulgent, half way contemptu ous fashion of what they are pleased to term "home medication" and "old woman's remedies," but there aro a few doctors who aro willing to ndmit I that medicine is quite a secondary con j dition in the treatment of disease. I They are frank enough to acknowledge new what their brethren in the pro fession will bo forced to do at some future time, that the system has more effect ou the medicine than the medi cine on the system, and that tho great j chemical laboratory of the human body is able to change a beneficent drug into a poison or the most viru lent of the toxines into a means of re lief. There are scores of cases of ill ness where tho application of intense heat would put the chemical forces of lifo at work and restore tho functions to their normal condition without the aid of one partiolo of medioine. That doctors do not act upon this knowl edge is uot altogether their fault. When a patient is suffering severely there is an imperative demand from the friends for something to be done. It is often the ease that there are no facilities for applying heat, and if there were, this might not be alto gether satislaotory to tho family of the sick person. People like a doctor who comes and does something him self without taxing others to do for him. He is supposed to have the moans of relief in his hands, and as an old lady ouco expressed it, "He goes right to work and does something himself, and doesn't expect the family to do his work for him." What does one have a dootor for, to be sure, except he is able to givo something to stop the pain at once? A great deal of suf fering might be avoided if people could only bo made to realize that a cup of hot water or a hot bath would almost immediately remove many of the more violent symptoms of disease. Every family, especially those where there are children, should be provided with some means for taking a hot water, hot air or steam bath.—The Ledger. Polish Thrift. Scotch thrift has never been ac counted one of the characteristic of the Poles, but they may possess it, af ter all. A voung Pole who had saved the life of General Skobeloff was of fered*his choice between 100 rubles and the cross of St. George. The Pole deliberated a while, and then asked what the decoration was worth. When informed that its intrinsic value was about fivo rubles he said: "I'll take | the cross and ninety-five rubles." Sawdust for Fuel. I Sawdust is turned into transporta j ble fuel in Germany by a very simple process. It is heated under high steam ! pressure uutil the resinous ingredients | become sticky, when it is pressed into i bricks. One man with a two horse ! power machine can turn out 9000 ! bricks a day. SAWDUST FOR BEDDING. It is a common practice for liverv men to use sawdust as bedding for horses where that is abundant and straw is bard to get. But as you raise grain we should advise you to save what is needed for bedding, no matter though the sawdust be offered free. Sawdust with manure makes it very hard to rot, much more so than is straw, though both being carbon have scarcely any manurial value. Market gardeners object to having sawdust in manure piles, though they always compost their manure before using. It is better to uso either bedding as economically as possible, and without doubt long straw bedding can be used with less waste than can sawdust, partly because it is less ab sorptive. The manure, either liquid or solid, passes through the straw without doing more than discolor it. So by shaking out and drying the straw can be used repeatedly uutil it has rotted and broken up. The liquid manure is best saved, not by absor bent bedding, but by a layer of three or four inches of wood loam under neath the horse or cow. This also is much better lor horses' feet than standing on hard floors, either of wood or concrete. A little chopped straw lying on the earth will prevent the unimal from being soiled with it. The earth flooring should be cleaned out once a week and replaced with new.— American Cultivator. CHARCOAL FOR CORN-FED 11033. Whole corn is the hardest of nil grains to digest, as it is also the cheap est carbonaceous food. It has lt?ss husk, in proportion to size of kernel, than any other grain. Neither is the corn made more digestible by being ground and fed in musb, cooked or uncooked, as is often done. Then it paoks in the stomach in masses too large for the gastric juices to pene trate, and, of course, the coru fer ments or sours. Old-fashioned farm ers used to theorize about this in very queer ways. The acid from tho stomach they often attributed to eat ing sour apples, as both tho apple feeding and tho corn feeding came about the same time. Then when this , acid rose to their mouths and made ! their teeth sore they attributed that to chewing hard corn off the oob. So they fed soft corn or had the corn ground and fed meal. Bat tho teeth continued just as sore as before until the timo for butchering cume, and tho poor, overfed hog was mercifully put out of his misery by the butcher's knife. It was while suffering the dis order of a stomach full of soured mat tei that many farmers found that feeding charcoal was a good remedy. Hogs will cat charcoal readily. It contains beside its carbon some ash which neutralizes acids. A little soda mixed with their feed will do the work still better. But this is only a tem porary remedy. In the end soda will demoralize the stomach worse than will anything else. The true remedy is never to overfeed even a fattening hog, and to givo him variety, especi ally when corn fed. THE VALUE OF COAL ASHE3. From my own experience and many inquiries from neighbor farmers I have reached a delinito conclusion that coal ashes have truly a commer cial vnluo. Some years ago we hauled a number of loads of coal ashes aud scattered them thickly on a low, wet piece of land. The following winter the bottom was plowed for coru, the ashes turned under, and the result was that where the ashes wore put there was a marked differenoo in the yield. The following year the same field was put in corn again, and as tho ashes had brought forth such wonder ful results we covered another plat before plowing, and the same marked difference the following year, in the increase, was noted on both plats that were covered with ashes. The most wonderful part of tho fer tility of coal ashes is yet to come. After the second crop the bottom was sown to wheat and grass, and whilo T will not say that any difference could be noted on either wheat or grass, 1 will say that after the land had re mained in gross for three years it was j again plowed and put in corn, and the very spots that had been covered with the ashes could be notioed in the yield. This goes to show that they ure beneficial for years, as they had now been in the ground lour and live years respectively. Before tho ashes were applied the ground was heavy and soggy, but tho following summer in tending the crop a marked difference was noted in the condition of the ground. There is no doubt whatever in this latitude. South ern Ohio, that coal ashes are beneficial on wet or clayey laud. Ah one farmer puts tho situation, while there may not be much substance or fertilizing properties in thorn they aro an excel lent neutralizer, and odds that ho has used them to marked advantage where ground is heavy, as they have a tendency to loosen it. —A. B. Harding, in the National Stockman. CAMEMBERT CHEESE. Camembert cheeao dates from the last century only. It owes its name to the place of its creation. A certain Mme. Harel, with her husband, culti vated sone farm land in the commune of Camembert in 1791. This new pro duction was sold at first only in the commune and at Argenta ou market days. But the demand for it in- I creased so rapidly that; a few years later it was necessary to ostablish a depot in the latter town. In 1813 Marie Harel, the eldest married daughter, continued the mother's business, and was publicly rewarded in 18G1 by the Normandy association. She started four moro depots, and her father-in-law, M. Pay nel, introduced tho first Camembert cheeso in the town of Caen, while her goddaughter, Mme. de Leseert, es tablished the first Camembert cheese manufactory in Calvados. In order to succeed well in tho making of this cheese it is necessary not to skim the milk, which should coagulate, and to leave the butter-making for the months from May to August, at which time of the year only dry cheese con bo made. Rennet is added to the milk, which is gently turned and af terward lett in repose in vessels with a wooden cover till the coagulation has arrived at the proper point. To as certain this ono place the baok of a finger on the surface, and if it is not stained with tho milk it suffices. Next comes tho process of putting the cream into forms which are open at both ends, and placed on rushes so as to let the drops of thin milk run off easily. Tha cheeses are afterward carefully salted and taken to the drying place, where they are left from three to four weeks. On the third or fourth day they bo gin to bo covered with small brown points. After a week or ten days they are full of soft white vegetation, with a few blanks between. When thoy begin to sweat and don't stick to the fingers, they are placed on planks and carried to tho cellars to arrive at a state of perfection. This occupies another twenty or thirty days, during which time they must be carefully watched and tended. When they are ripe they are placed in half dozens wrapped in paper, and covered with straw fastened with string, ready for their journey. They are also packed iu rush basketsor white wooden boxes. Tho price of tho Camembert varios with tho season. In the summer thoy may fall as low as a dollar a dozen and go up again sometimes to $1.60 and SI.BO. When well made it is one of tho most agreeable and wholesome of cheeses.--London Standard. ROULTUY POINTS. Burn a pound of sulphur in each pen the first day of the month, so you will not forget it. Clean up the drop pings every morning. Kerosene the roosts and nest boxes once a week. Change tho litter in the nest boxes every week or two, and Hprinkle lib eially with insect powder. Scald the drinking vessels once a week. Sudden changes are apt to make a big difference in tho egg records. Sudden changes are readily noticed by laying stock, especially of the lighter built varieties. The early hatched pullets should all be laying now. If thoy do not begin early the chances are thoy may not lay before tho last of February. Market poultry raisers should visit at least oue exhibition. They will enjoy the outing and profit by tho dis play. Tho incubators on tho majority of farms are now in full blast, and tho brooders are being put into operation. Watch closely the condition of your fowls, and nip in tho bud the first symptoms of disease. A sneeze, a cough, a swelled head, scaley logs, stiffness of the joints, dark or pale combs, looseness of bowels, are all warnings of danger, and the proper remedies must, be applied. To neglect now may mean an unprofitable wiuter. At this time of year it is a good idea to put rusty irou iu tho drinking water. It furnishes a good tome. When the nights are cold, an even ing feed of cracked corn will serve as a fuel for the body; but make the fowls scratch for every bit thoy get do not ullow them to gorge them selves. Do not expose the fowls to wet or cold weather, as such conditions will be apt to bring on canker, cataarh or roup. See that the houses, especially tho scratching sheds, are not uncomforta bly warm, and that tho fowls are not suddenly exposed to cold, damp storrus. Nothing would briug on pneu monia quicker than such changes. Close up the poultry account and seo how you stand. What was tho value of stock ou hand at the begin ning of the year ? What would be tho interest on that at six per cent? What did you pay for food, labor and sup- I plies during the year? How ' much money did you se cure for eggs? How much for birds? Foot up the oxpeuses; place beside the receipts—and what have been your profits? Clean up the premises, sell off the surplus stook, close up the year in good shape. Those who sowed rye in the full view with great satisfaction tho pleasure aud benefit the fowls get from it. A rye patch for poultry pays good interest. Coming in just at the time when green, tender grass s scarce, it is certainly an attraction. The hotbeds, too, should be grow ing lettuce for the brooder chicks. There is no green stuff that will pro duce better results tbau tender, crisp lettuce. Finally, do not forget, on every clear, sunny day to open the doors and windows of all the houses for a few hours, to give thein o good airing, —Farm Poultry. HOUSEHOLD MATTERS. "BAKED LEO OF MUTTON. Leg of mutton, six or eight pounds; cut down the under side, remove the bone; fill with a dressing made of four ounces suet, two of chopped ham, six ounces stale bread, two eggs, one onion, a bit of sweet herbs, nutmeg, salt and popper; sow up, basto with butter ; cook threo hours. Old mut ton loses the strong flavor if steamed awhile. Do not use the liquor.— Trenton (N. J.) American. A SQUASH SWEETMEAT. Cut a good sweet pumpkin in') pieces, remove tho seeds and pare H. Then cut into small squares or ob longs. Weigh, and to every pound of pumpkin allow one pound of sugar and tho juice of ono lemon. Put the pumpkin in a deep dish in layers with the sugar, and thin yellow rind of lemon peel sprinkled between tbem; pour the lemon juice over tho top. Allow to remain for two days in a cool place. To every three pounds of sugar allow one-half pint of water, boil all together until tho pumpkin looks clear and is tender, but do not break the pieces; pour into a pan and allow to remain covered for a week; drain of the syrup, boil until it is thick, put tho pumpkin into jars and fill the jars with the boiling syrup. A few spioes, such as ginger and cloves may be added to the boiling syrup. Eleanor M. Lucas. MAYONNAISE DRESSING. This is the way Miss Emily E. Col ling, the teacher of cookery, makes mayonnaise dressing: Put the yolks of two eggs into a cold soup plate, beat or stir a moment with a silver or wooden fork, then add half a teaspoon lul of suit, a dash of cay enne, and, if you liko it, half a tea spoonful of mustard. Work those well together, then add, a few drops at a time, from a half to a pint of olive oil, stirring rapidly and steadily all the timo. Stir only one way, as re versing tho motion may cause it to curdle. While adding the oil add al HO, occasionally, a few drops of lemon juice or vinegar. If too thick when finished, add vinegar or lemon juice until it attains the consistency you desire. The more oil you use, the thicker tho dressing. If tho dressing should curdle, begin again with one or two more yolks in another plate, and after stirring well add one tea spoonful at a time of tho curdled mayonnaise, and when all has been stirred in continue adding oil as be fore until the desired amount is ob tained. Everything used in making the mayonnaise dressing, dish in cluded, should be ice cold, especially iu hot weather. HOUSEHOLD HINTS. A cloth wet with ice water and laid across tho eyes is often a cure for the most aggravated oases of insomnia. Vinegar added to the water in which fish is boiled will make tho fish firmer and add to its flavor. It will also make tough meat more tender. To remove the smell of onions on the bands, ground mustard, slightly dampened, rubbed thoroughly on bands, after which wash with sand soap. Lamp wicks soaked in vinegar some twenty-four hours beforo being called into use will give a clearer flame and a steadier light than those not so treated. Tho rubber rings of fruit cans will recover their elasticity if soaked for a while in weak ammonia water. This is quite an item when canning is being done, and the rubber rings are found to bo stretched out of shape. If you want your pet canary to sing his best and look liis prettiest feed him occasionally with boiled eggs, chopped flue and mixed with cracker crumbs. Do not give him moro than a thimbleful of tho mixturo at a time. Housekeepers puzzle over bow to whip cream without changing it into butter and tho secret is to have tho cream churn ice cold. Ono good cook always fills her cream churn with ioo and puts it in the refrigerator before using. Wash willow furniture with warm water and castile soap, wiping very dry with a soft cloth, then dry in the sun or near a fire. To bleach it, after washing in warm suds, set in a box without drying, put a small disb of burning sulphur inside and cover tho box for half an hour. In washing grained woodwork use clear water or weak cold tea. Where there are linger marks to be removed, such as around tbe door knob or on the window sill, a little fine soap may bo used, but only just enough to do the work, for soap should not be used on this woodwork if it oan be avoided. Careful cooks remove the cores oJ eggs, tbe tough, milk-white bit found in the whites. These become bard and indigestible when cooked. Another small kitchen pointer is to know that puddings, cakes and such compounds of which baking powder is an ingredi ent, should be baked at once when mixed. Fruits are generally healthful; thej cool the blood, and by their aperient qualities aid in digesting other foods, but they do not agree with all sys tems; in that instance they produce o sour stomach, ferment iustead of be ing digested, cause irritation audofteD produce eruptions on the skin. Un ripe and decayed fruits are not eat able, but good fruits aro generally wholesome. A well person must know what to cat and what not to eat to re main SO. It is said by Brewer that tbe Papal cap was first encircled by a crown in 11(50, Harmonies in dress are more effec tive at all times and in better taste than contrasts.