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SMALL MEN AND BIG WOMEN.
With Seme remar .; Alio on the Traits of Little Wuom.rn s-id Slir Men. If wife No. 1 was short depend upon it that wife No. is short, t(o. It has always been said that small men love big women, and vice versa, and the old showman in Dickens' story, "Chops. the Dwarf," gave it as his ex perience that dwarfs always fell in love with the giantess in a museum, and that this was good for the trade, since it prevented the propagation of too many dwarfs, and thus kept them the curiosities that they were. Never theless, there have been a good many marriages between the dwarfs. Gen. and JMrs. Tom Thumb were both dwarfs. Gen. Tot married Lucia Zerati, and neither of them was a yard high. Sim ilar Instances could be multiplied, but these marriages, like a gotl many other marriages among larger people, are for show purposes. and the dwarf husband is quite certain to be flirting with the women who are almost big enough to swallbw the little adorer as though he were a capsule. Giants also are likely to marry small women, but they do not run to the same extremes as the dwarfs do in their love affairs. It is not recorded that the celebrated Nova Scotia giant ess had any husband. nor are museum fat women happy in having many a',or ers, except, perhaps, among profes sional living skeletons, when the ludi crous side of the case makes it impossi ble that the pa3sion should be mutual. Now, this general rule about tall wo men and short women can be said to apply in a modified degree with respect to the feelings that women entertain toward men. but with a difference: for the women must wait for what men may c:ame to them, whereas the men can go out in search of the women, and consequently they have a wider field of choice. Of course, this is all wrong. and the tendency of our present civil ization may eventually wipe it out, and we shall then have women proposing to men and regularly laying siege to their hearts whenever it suits them to do so. As soon as this state of affairs arrives it will be easy to see that wo men prefer big men to little men, or vice versa. It is probable that big imn will have the largest number of suito.s, for women, as a general thing. if they like a man, like a great deal of him. When you like. for instance. little women there is no use in your endeav oring to place your position on any basis of reason. If you say you like them because they are cleverer and more beautiful than big women you are not talking sense. Size has nothing to do with brains, and as for beauty, if you judge it by the greatest prodae tions of art, you will find the prepon derance is rather in favor of the larger women. The Venus of Milo is a big woman, so is the Medici, so are the seven virgins surrounding the car in the painting of Aurora; most Madonnas are of medium size, not smalL As for brains, they have no reference to size. George Eliot was big. and so was Queen Elizabeth, but Charlotte Bronte was almost a dwarf. IIarriet Martineau was small, and so was Dally Madison. As for heroic deeds, they appear to have been performed by women of medium size. Grace Darling is represented as being of medium proportions. with a tendency rather to be large. Florence Nightingale Was of ordinary size, with a tendency to be small. So with Mine. Roland and others that could be named. Women who have been famous be cause men loved them frantically and braved a great deal for them have usually been large. Cleopatra was above the medium height; so was Lady Hamilton, whom Lord Nelson loved so guiltily; so was the wicked Aspasia; so was Mary Shelley. For terms of en dearment, however, a woman is little. The sense of protective devotion of men seems to require this. Whoever heard of a man addressing his wife, "My dear big wife?" Of course, size has little to do with disposition. There is a prevailing tend ency, however, among large people to be rather slow of mind, and conse quently rather slow to anger. Taken as two separate classes, big women are rather better tempered than little wo men, but there are some terrible vira goes among the big women. Fat wo men are. of course, nearly always good natured- It is the long, lean women who are the worst Female murderers belong to this class, and it must be added, in all fairness, some of the most charming women in the world are in clined to be long and lean. But Mrs. Sherman, the Connecticut woman whc killed a dozen people, was a lean and hungry tigress, and if you will go tc the penitentiary you will find that this is the prevailing type among criminal women. If you want a vicious, stinging crea ture, that has a tongue like a needle, you must get a little woman-the smaller the better. These are the most terrible ones of all. They are very apt to be good-looking, too, of the brunette type, with dark, bright, flashing eyes. When the eyes get angry run away, if you know what is good for yourself. There is no use in staying out in the rain if you can run indoors, and there is no sense in a man standing under a torrent of stinging words from a woman if he can run away from her. She may pursue you -and probably will do so-and she may catch you later, but at any rate you will have had a respite.-Washling ton Star. Ratuad Beiadlnatg ia Corae. After going about half the distanct between Corte and Vizzavona,. the evi dences of the construection of the inter mediate sections of the railroad become apparent. The laborers on the excava tions for the bridges and the heavy cuts were many of them women, young girlsmand boys, and all, including the men, carried the dirt and stone out in basketa on their heads. Ily this slow. toilsome method is all this work dlone, and it appeared to me that the work would be interminable, but I was rolu that the contractors were under heavy bonds to complete the road in the tim.n aontracted for, and that it would cer tainly be acoomplished.--Charles H. $dama. in Century. FIRESIDE FRAGMENTS. -Sour Cream Cake.-One cupful of sugar. one and one-quarter cupfuls sour cream. one egg, one level teaspoonful soda, one-half teaspoonful salt, one-half nutmeg, flour to make a soft batter. Detroit Free Press. -To judge the state of aham, plunge a knife into it to the bone. If particles of meat adhere to it, or if the odor is bad, the ham is not good. A short, thick ham should be preferred. -Whipped Cream Pie.-Line a pie tin with good crust and bake. When done spread it with a layer of jelly. Then whip a teacupful sweet cream un til stiff and sweeten with powdered su gar. Flavor with vanilla.spread over the jelly and serve.-Orange Judd Farmer. -A bunch of turkey tail feathers is a great convenience about the kitchen, to use in brushing out the oven, the corners of the pantry shelves and all such places. Having once used one. no housekeeper would willingly be without one again.--Clara Sensibaugh Everts. -Dandy Pudding.--Bring a quart of milk, less sufficient to mix two table spoonfuls of cornstarch, to a boil: a:ld slowly the yolks of four eggs beaten with half a cup of sugar; stir until it. thickens, pour into a dish to cool, and add a meringue made with the whiten of the eggs and half a cup of sugar: set in the oven a moment to color.--Ameri can Agriculturist. -('ream of Rice Soup.-Two quarts of chicken broth, one teacupful of rice, one quart of cream, one small onion, one stalk of celery, one tablespoonful of salt, one-third teaspoonful of pepper. Add the rice, onion and celery to the broth, cook slowly two hours, run through a sieve, add cream and season ing, let come to a boil, and serve hot American Farmer. -Spiced Tomatoes.-One quart of vinegar, three pounds of sugar, a des sertspoonful of mace, a tablespoonful each of clothes and allspice, one peck of ripe tomatoes. Peel the tomatoes, divide them the round way, take out the seeds and pulp and put the solid parts into the vinegar and boil ope hour. Skim out the tomatoes and put into glass jars. Add the spices to the vinegar and boil down to about half the quantity and pour over the toma toes.-Boston Budget. -Magic Cake.-This requires no milk. Cream one-half cupful of butter, add gradually one cupful of sugar. three tablespoonfuls of ice water, three eggs well beaten, one and a half cupfuls of flour into which has been mixed one and a half teaspoonfuls of baking pow der measured slightly rounding. Beat thoroughly and bake in layers. Bt careful not to use too much baking powder, as it will tend to make the cake dry and porous.-Boston Cooking School. --Creamed Potatoes.-Pare the pota toes. cut into quarters, and if they are old. soak in cold water for an hour or longer. Boil in a porcelain kettle until they are well done, drain and cover with the following sauce: One pint milk thickened with one tablespoon flour or corn starch; add salt, butter, pepper, and if the flavor is liked, green parsley leaves or ground celery seed. Bring to a boil, turn over the potatoes and serve hot.-Mrs. Orange Judd. UNDER AN ELECTRIC FAN. The Tale of Woe of One Man Who Tried the Experiment. "Ever sleep under an electric fan? No; well, I tried it the other night. and the next morning I had it taken out of my house. I heard it was a great thing on hot nights, and as I could not sleep very well I had one put in my bed room. You see," he continued, "it was all very well at the start. The cool breeze was delicious. I had left the window open and the arms of the fan seemed to catch a barrel of fresh air at each revolution. I felt splendidly, for I had been very hot before, and I tickled myself at the prospect of a good, sound sleep l But the whirr, whirr, humming noise of the fan seemed to attract my attention persist ently. I tried to count the arms of the fan, and then turned out the light. Then the noise seeemed to increas.. It was zoo-zoc zoo-all the time, and I oould not sleep I actually got hot thinking about that fan. It was zoo zoo for hours, changing irregularly to whirr, whirr, whirr-until at last I was almost crazy. I don't know how it happened, but I must have dropped off to sleep, for I had a dream. I thought that I had climbed about a big windmill and had become fastened to the end of one of the arms. It was blowing a gale and the arms of the windmill were flying around at a ter rifle rate. As I went through the air the wind seemed to cat me like a knife. It buzzed in my ears and ran through my hair like a tornado through a forest. Finally. as I dreamed, I became un fastened from the arm of the wind mill and the momentum I had re ceived threw me far out into space, I dropped and dropped and dropped. I tell you I was scared. I guess I gripped the pillow so tightly that it woke me up. for I did awaken just about the time I was about to drop around the earth again. I had the pillow hugged and pinched and was perspiring like a colored laborer in a harvest field. I raised on my side and cursed that fan like an insane man, calling on it to stop. Then I arose and shut off the electricity. The thing died out with a moan and I dropped off 4o sleep in a minute. This was about 2 a. m. No, sir: don't give me any more electric fans tosleep under. It is as much asr I can do to sleep without them."- Louis ville Courier Journal. She Mhda't Thoeght of Tlhat. H is wife-But. llenry,why do you wish ,o burn your love letters to me? Didn't you mean what you said in them? Her husband-Well, yes. But I've just made my will, and I don't want any lawyer to use them as proof of my in sanity 'then I'm dead and gone.-N. Y. Herald. Dals hJtluse. "No,4" she said to the tramp, "I can't give you any money. I can smell beer on your breath now." "You do me an injustice, madam," re plied he. with dignity. "What yeo smell is whiskv."-Town Topim, LARM 'R AND PLANTER LESSON TO DAIRYMEN. Ailm to Get the Most Butter When the Artlele Is Highest. Will not the prevailing low prices for butter during the summer show the dairymen, who depend upon the ruling of the market, that in order to ret any money out of cows they must not be in full flow of milk during hot weather? Cows which are to calve in the fall are going dry. This is as it should be -- full flow in autumn and winter and a falling off in summer when butter is cheap. Taking the country th'rough, not one farmer in ten has any other market for his butt.er but that afforded by the grocery stores, where good, had and in different all sell alike. While this seems foolish to the regular customer dairymen, who, whether butter comes down to ten cents or not is sure of his 1 price, it is a fact just the same. These same grocery-store butter makers might by a little forethought avoid be ing placed in a situation where the j only alternative lies between selling at an extremely low price and holding their butter until fall, hoping for a rise in the price. The old way of having all the cows calve in the spring and go dry early in the winter has obtained so firm a foot- I hold that it seems impossible to dislodge it from some men's minds. Yet nothing but a direct reversal of this practice wi1l bring profit to the general farmer out of his cows. Plan to have the cows calve in October and the two following months. Butter then brings its best price, while the cows are fresh and do ing their best. Then when hot weath er comes and the price begins to drop, when pastures fail, when flies are trou blesome and the work of making good butter is almost an impassibility, un less supplied with more convenience. than the average farm-house possesses, let the cows take a vacation. It is just when all possible time is needed in the field-another point in favor of not having much milking to do. Many men object to winter dairying because it takes so much grain. Years ago, when we began housekeeping, we had but two cows. Upon these cows we experimented with feed and watched the results in the milk-pail and churn. We found that with but ter no higher than sixteen cents per pound our cows paid us twice over for the grain they consumed at market prices. We often, now that the two cows have increased to twenty or more, hear men ask: "Hlow can youafford to feed so much grain?" But when the butter pays for the grain several times over, we do not hesitate to "shove in" the feed. Summer dairying will probably al ways be followed by some men. They are the men who dislike to milk and take care of cows when it is cold, whose stables are far from being com fortable, and whose cows are of the scrub variety. They are willing to take a pail on their arm and go out to the barnyard to milk, but can net bear to milk in a stable. When winter comes, they prefer to sit by the stove rather than milk; so the milk dwindles down to enough for coffee, and sometimes to none at all.-Country Gentleman. FOR HORSE RAISERS. A Few Thoughts Suggested That May Be of Benefit. Horses are lower in price just now than ever known before in this coun try. Let us look about a little before concluding that the horse-breeding business is gone up. A writer in Farm and Home suggests a test of strength in the horse market. He says: "Place one thousand dollars in the hands of a reliable, intelligent horse buyer and tell him to secure a horse for you, standing sixteen hands high, weighing 1,100 pounds, standard color, handsome and stylish, good disposi tion and fearless, with courage, endur ance and action, that will allow him to go on the road naturally at a twelve-miles-an-hour gait, pull ing you and a companion down the road at a better than 2:50 gait, and your buyer, if an honest man, will bring you back your money and tell you that he can't find such a horse for the money. Such a horse is the gentleman's ideal road horse, a type for which there is an enormous demand and no apparent supply." A gentleman of this city, a county official, who uses a horse more or less every day, who has an eye for a good driving horse, was telling recently of giving his family horse to a friend in the country, on conditions that it should be well cared for, and if at any time he did not want it to send it back, and the boy who brought it back should be paid for bringing it home. "But," said he, "I have a new mare to take her place-a good one, too." He said he had in mind a certain well to-do farmer who always had good horses. He went out, to find the farm er overstocked. He was offered the choice of ten head for fifty dollars, but there was a six-year-old mare, the mother of two of the finest colts that had ever been on the farm, sound, a dark bay in color, sixteen hands high, kind handler, safe with the women and children, would not scare at the cars, would meet a steam thresher on the road and go by it quietly, was never known to take anybody's dust on the road-a beautiful, intelligent driv ing-horse--that it would take one hun dred dollars to buy. My friend bought her without one word. The farmer said to him: "I expect you could get more for this mare in the spring than you have paid me. I doubt if you would take $125 for the mare now?" "No," said her new owner. "not twice that money, for she is just what I want for my wife and myself." There is another point right here that must be noted. The farmer just referred to was induced to sell a tiptop brood-mare for the price of two real good horses This was "killing the goose that laid the golden egg." This is going on all over the country. There s a horse bmyer in this city buviug horses for the New York market. Farmers are selling their best horses and keeping inferior stock. The work of years of breeding is going out of the country for a song; the cheap horses remain on the farms to reproduce cheap horses, which are already in over-supply. Let us look further: The western and southern ranges are full of cheap horses, and can keep the horse market of the country crowded with low-priced things, such as they are, for years and years. The fact is, farmers can not hope to compete with the cheapness of the ranges; they must excel in quality if they would make money at raising horses. EIGHT HUNDRED CHICKS. What One Man Has Done Another May Accomplish. I am somewhat interested in raising chickens artificially, and have been bothered more or less with first one thing and then another until I have got where I think it would be hard to find any business that required more pa tience and perseverance. As I only raise from 400 to 00 chicks in a year, and those in broods of 100 to 130, my chief bother has been to get a brooder that is economical and safe. I am now using something that Ithink is out of the ordinary for a brooder. It is sim ple. cheap,dlurable, and, with care, suc cessful. It-is on the principle of a kero sene stove. I make a box three feet long by two feet six inches wide and about ten inches deep. I cut off six inches of the width of a partition six inches high and wire over this with common screen iing. In this partition I place a five inch elbow of common stovepipe, and under this a lamp of the diamond pat tern, and on the front I cut a hole nine inches wide by six inches high for the chicks to go in and out. I have a walk through my brooder house, ten inches below the brooders, in notches of which I place my lamps, two together. The heat of the lamp draws fresh air along with the fumes of the light through the five-inch el bow, and the space around the elbow is not covered, so the fresh air from the walk is drawn in that way also. It was a long time before I would send the fumes through the brooder, but I came to it, and my chicks will. I raise more .than I ever did. The fumes do not kill them when mixed with fresh air.--A. Johnson, Jr., in Poultry Keeper. Getting Late Strawberries. An amateur gardener has discovered how to get late strawberries, lie cuts away the first flowers, and it takes two weeks to produce another set, making the fruit that much later. The crop will not be as large as if the first flow ers had been unmolested, and natural ly the treatment is too expensive for the market gardener's practice, but an swers all right for the man who has leisure to pet his plants.-Farmers' Home Journal. Lice and Laying. The hens will not lay if they are tot mented by lice. They can not sleep. but lose appetite, and become ex hausted. If the poultry-house is kept clean, lice may be prevented, but lice may exist even in a clean poultry house if insecticides are not frequently used. On the bodies of the hens Persian insect-powder may be applied with ad vantage. In the nests the refuse of to bacco factories will serve admirably. Scotch snuff will drive lice away, and so will the free use of lime.-Farm and Firesiae. HERE AND THERE. -It pays to take considerable pains to prepare the soil in a good tilth be fore sowing the seed. -In nearly every case it will pay to harvest and store away everything that can be used for feed during the winter, especially the coming winter. -It will be far better to begin feed ing the growing calves and colts early rather than to allow them to run'down. -Trying to farm without an agri cultural paper is as. absurd as a novel without out a hero, or a dinner with out potatoes, or a town dude without a mustache. -With stock, as with nearly all other farm products, the best time to sell is when they are fully ready. There is usually very little advantage in feed ing later. -Look after the shelter. It is better to have the shelter ready two weeks before it is needed than to be one day behind and have the stock exposed to a cold storm. -The early chicks will make the early layers when eggs are high next spring. In good warm q:arters they will begin business in midwinter and keep it up, if properly fed. -While with nearly all classes of stock it is usually advisable to let run out during the day as long as the weather will permit, it is often a good I plan to commence sheltering at night in good season. S-The most important point in a milch cow is digestion. No matter about blood color or temperament, if digestive power isdeficient she will not be profit able. A cow is simply a machine for converting animal food into human food. ---There is better health among rov ing fowls because they get the food which is best for digestion, and get the Snecessary grit to help the gizzard do its work. We should make this a study Sand profit by it. --In beginning with thoroughbred poultry, it is best to'begin with the best. If you are not able to buy as I many as you would like, buy what you Scan, but get them good. -Some farmers who try to make and Ssell butter not only do not know how Sto make good butter, but do niot know good butter when they see it. The Swriter partook of some recently at the Stable of an old and intelligent farmer. SIt was commended as "genuine goods, I all wool and a yard wide." Its con Ssistency was that of a half-whipped Segg; its color white, and its Eavor in Sdescribable. It was worse the. oleo -a -~PI TH U.. Government Chemists have reported, after an examination of the different brands, that the ROYAL Bak ing Powder is absolutely pure, greatest in strength, and superior to all others. ROYAL MION POWER COMPAIY, 106 WAULL 5. NKW-VOL -"We don't export many confee tions," said a New York candy manu facturer, "because Europeans are not candy eaters. One fashionable New York woman is worth more to us than a dozen English families. Our products are still looked upon as curiosities in most English households. I think there are no better confections than are made in New York, but we still import candied violets and rose leaves. The French still have a finer knack with such things than we." -A caller had mentioned that a neighbor had been obliged to shoot his dog because it had grown old and cross. After he had gone little Edith, who had been very quiet since the dog had been spoken of, surprised her mother by asking. "Mamma, when do you think papa will shoot Aunt Sarah?" -Tit-Bita. 3verybody Is Going South Now-a-Days. l¶e only section of the country where the farmers have made any money the past year is in the South. If you wish to change you should go down now and see for yourself The Louisville & Nashville Railroad and connections will sell tickets to all points South for trains of October 2, November 6 and December 4, at one fare round trip. Ask your ticket agent about it, and if he cannot sell you excursion tickets write to C. P. Atmore, General Passenger Agent, Louisville, Ky., or Gso. B. HOLxaC , D. P. A., St Louis, Mo. Youero people who have courted in socie ty go on bridal trips to see how they like each other. Cures That FaIth Won't Effect Are brought about by the use of Hostetter's Stomach Bitters, foremost among American family remedies. Rheumatism, neuralgia, dyspepsia, liver complaint, malaria and nervous complaints succumbto this reliable remedy. It does its benign work thorough ly, and those who use it reap a fruitful harvest of health. Physicians of the first standing commend it. "IT's doubtless a love match; a real, gen nine one." "How can you tell "He's given up cigarettes and she her cooking les sons."-Inter Ocean. Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken internally. Price 7Tc. Qrrrs naturally, it is the man of sea soned intellect and ripe experience who does not seem fresh. As To RELA.nvEs.-Little-"Have you any distant relatives!" Mutch-"No; mine are all near enough to visit me at a moment's notico."-Detroit Free Press. "Gan a ," Stoves and Ranges are no higher in pricethan the worthless imitations. Ask to see them. Tnh devil is always polite upon first ac quaintance.-Ram's Horn. A Dose in Tim41aves Nine of Hale's Honey of Horehoun~ and Tar for Coughs. Pike's Toothache Drops Cure in one minute. THE ONWARD MARCH of Cc's Getin is sl PPed short by ID. Fierce's Gol n Medical-Discovery. H yOU haven't waited beyond remsn, there's com plete recovery and cur. In those scroful ous coaditiot o of the blood which invite Consmption; in severe, lingering Coughs, and Weak Lugps, th medimcine is a prove remedy. MraRAn n . Sms, C C writes: "My dat r was first a tacked with hraeW monis and ple in very baId Twn and was than taken with a very ad cougb,which grwing worse nworse, ntil fSnal t it a remed as t sh bla oonsum-ca very bad. The phy beneft I proure two bottles of Dr. Plcrce's Golden Med ItssM. H. SiD ml Deocy and 8h r rew bettor. 8hs bIsn't felt any rnrn o lung diasco in orer twelo months. She was nothing but a shlle ton when she took the frst doe, and to-day tshe weighs i5 poulna. " "SHE KHOWS wAi WHAT" AIRETTE SOAP MSISE IE TE BEST.IREST s ISr WINUWer. '1 THE WMRBRBUkGUE ILt ýýsb THE POT INSULTED THE KETTLE BECAUSE THE COOK HAD NOT USED SAPOLIO GOOD COOKING DEMANDS CLEANLINESS. IAPOLbO StoyQVlD 4 yvDel IN pvsuy 9ITOHEN~ wo'r you," said the summer boarter, "someties en the ctypeople wh come here with nothina to do but "reperater' "No," replied or Corntoae '1 dunno's I do. I swing the 3 Ith g right tired an' 'magine itlorn aan' set out on the front porch tar get biy the meraquiters of eveain's, an' mn to have 'bout es good a time e the rest of 'em."-Washington Star. Home-Seskerus' zersemu. On Sept. 11, Spt. i and Oc 9 the Bar lington ounte sewi ll sexcursion tickets to all points in the Northwest, Westund South west, at one fare for the roendtrip, plus IL Tna man who was "waiting for some thing to turn up," proposed to a senaibl girl, and didn't like It a bit when she turned up her nose at him. KNOWLEDGE Brings comfort and improvement ad tends to peonal enjoyment when rightly ued. The many who live bet ter than others and enjoy life more, with less expenditure, b more promptly adaptin' the world' bedt products to the nees of physical being will attst the value to health of the pure liquid laxative principles embraced in the remedy, Syrup of Figs. Its excellene it due to it present in the form most acceptable and . ant to the taste, the reushing and ly benefcial rts of a ·er fet lax stive; a y clanmlng the system, di pelling col, headaehs and free I permanon enring constiption. It has iven tisfti o to millions sad met with the approval of the medieal profession, because it acts on the Kid neys, Liver and Bowels without weak enmg them and it is perfectly free hef every objectionable substance. Syrup of Figs i for sale by all dr gists in 50c an 1 bottles, but it is man ufactured by the Oalifornia Fig Syrup ' Co. only, whose name is rinted on every package, also the name, Syrup of Fig and being well infrmed, ou will not accept any substitute if oord. S a ndo, agsl beor, Tam. The "LINBNE" are the Usat nd Mosteoaso lest Collars and Cult worn; they are made of Sle cloth, both Audes Sitshed alike, and, belng reverld ble, one collar is equal to two of any other kind. They ft vel, w erwlt eud tooetweRiL A box of Te Collars or live Pairs of Cuo for Tweaty-lve Cents. A Sample Collar and Pair of Cat by mail fr eix Cents. Name style and else. Address REV3ERSIBLL CO.LAR COMPANY., 77 rtanklin 8.. New Yoir. t7 Ellby Lt.. oston. l I-9ieh. to a "ll.W m Ieoa A. N. n., B. 1s18. wwwE wmrs O e ADYKRTISse Psm ss. Msae that yan saw the Adwervsemet s Am m tes