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be IBaLnlerflAArIT, . VOLUME V. LAKE PROVIDENCE, EAST CARROLL PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, ATYGTJST 13, 1892. NO8 A HUSBAND'S TRIALS. v been doing woman's work for at least a week, or more; And I'll own it isn't aything like fun, For when you try to think that your labor's nearly o'er, You will often fnd you've only just begun. There Is boiling and there abkng; is sweeping sa4 bed-making; tou and other things not understood -" such a novice as I, And so I won't deny tI would not be a woman if I could. Thiss khew it came about: My wife was taken no Nhe se to be had, so, like a dunce, d t lad, but I found out very I oolk'a't think of everythingt at one The Are was slowly dying, Wk a I put t e -frying, the at was m havoc with the bread I had paeiar tasting, u the s t was rosuting Wa s plaything pe lag, upon the bed. When I went to wash the dishes, I found the kettle The spoot ns melted ef, aad on the floor It lay a perfect wreck, that awoke a pensive As I thenght upon the happy daye of ora. I reflected on the bsh Of domestic scenes like this, And I couldn't hit on any other plan. It might be called bewitching, But the work done in a kitabhe, Is not within the scope of common man. So I'd like to mention this to every friend and neighbor, That woman's work is never overdrawn: y respect is something greater for the house wife's dlily labor Bince the trials I have lately undergone. Their woes are not misstated. For I've been Inttiated, And rm bound to help them every time I can. There's a recompense In doing What alone is worth pursuing, And woman's loving labor Is a blesslng nato man. --Gs. W. Shipman, in Housekeeper. SHIRLEY'S VACATION. A Scorloe That Brought Its Own Reward. S"What amuses you, Shirley?" asked the head bookkeeper, as he looked up from his big ledger and saw a smile on the boy's face opposite. "I-I just landed a five-pound bass," said Shirley, laughing and blushing a little. "Um ab! Did it pull very hard?"' "Fearful!" said Shirley. All through the year ShirleyHBolmes had been saving the money for his trip. He was assistant bookkeeper for Brown Bros. & Bridges' wholesale house on West Pearl street, where he had been since graduating from the commercial college, two years before. Shirley was an orphan. The small means left him by his parents had been exhausted before his education had been completed, so that his first year's savings had been used to repay money advanced him by an uncle to complete his course. His savings, this year, he was invest ing in building stock, wlth the excep tion of one dollar weekly, which he put aside for no other purpose than a trip to the bas streams of the Alleghanies. He was very fond of fishing, and had been reckoned an expert as a boy. He had not taken a day of since he left school, and be felt that a holiday was his due. All through the dark winter days, as be pondered over the long rows of fg urea, he paused now and then to muse for a moment of green mountains, blue skies, clear, rushing w ater, and to feel ina magination the tug and swish of the trout line and the rapid click of the running reel Then his eyes would sparkle for a moment and he was no longer in the dim and dusty lit tI office. But only for a moment, for the long cotumns of figures were waiting, and Shirley had a feeling of friendliness for them, knowing that it was through their mute assistance that-his dream would be realized. All through the spring and early sum mer he pondered over the big books and thought of the cool mountana He had asked for his vacation in August, and his request had been granted. He had calculated that the Lfty-two dol lars would pay his expenses He had agured it out over and ov-er, and he knew the items by heart. There were excursion rates to the mountains, and his round-trip ticket would cost him twelve dollars. Then 't ri was his board at a farmhouse, She calculated at twenty dollars, could get a good rod, real and line -'ten dollars, and for general items he allowed as mooh more. "I think that will cover everything," he said to himself. "I shall begin toget things together to-morrow, and in a will be oa the way." t, as they losed the books, you been to see 1ler ."But I alledA pewak a, and Eents4 Hsrrls had been their ship pt ek . le was a tender-bearted, csBe-t- edi fellow, whom Shirley had elvqe liked for his out-apekea, friend )y wa. He was not very strong, how eE-- oudt ous day during the winter had eatastu d a evere cold, terminatingin pusirnis. This attack he had over' oe, bet t had left him very weak sod with a disagreeable cough. NIt atother, a widow with a peda , had wfound it had iat tr. without her s ca i'! th-gh eereit-'s usly eassmed htt blls, while emplieoe, froa~ tlmesa, sent or carried sak books and de - cies as he eoMu eja. Ubirey had visited Evpett very resa larly until the lest faew weeks, dring whieb time the prospects sad pspar *1os for hl outi·g had esu~ibl his evenings algst to the Qtwateso of everything else, and what withreeding mpa the dieteant stresmes and ahte -pewats, be bed forgoeten poor Her ett atkmat gptirels. Yes he weold After supper, Shirley went to the market and filled a basket with fresh, ripe fruit; then he hurried off to atone for his neglect. "Poor Everett." he thought, "sick and cooped up in the city, while I am going off for a month in the mountains, and here I forgot all about him. How selfish people are, anyway!" By and by, he climbed three flightsof stairs to a close little fiat where Mrs. Harris and her son lived. Yes, it wae bad there for a sick man, Shirley thought-bad enough for a well one this hot weather, there was no doubt of it-and once more he thought of the cool mountains and of the dashing river where he.was going. Everett was overjoyed to see him, aend the tender-hearted fellow choked a little as he thanked him for the fruit. Shirley sat down by him ernd felt re morseful. They talked of matters at the store, and the spirits of both rose as Shirley told some amusing things that had happened lately. "You know young Bridges is doing your work," he said, laughing. "Yes, you told me," replied Everett, with a little sigh. "Well, he doesn't like it very well, but his father wouldn't get anybody in your place. He said Charlie could just as well do Kt ill you came back. He had lots of trouble at first, but gets along pretty well now. He's not a bad fellow, either, but an awful dandy wears a silk hat and patent leathers-" "Yes, I know; and I recollect once he fell down in the mud and came into the office nearly crying." "Yes-wepl-and you know big Roger. the drayman?" - "Oh, yes; Roger has been to see me twice. The last time he brought me a sausage over a foot long. His wife made it, and thought it would do me good." Shirley laughed at the idea of saus ages for sick diet till the tears came. "I suppose you ate the sausage," he said, at last. "No, I'm keeping it for next winter." "But I was going to tell you about Charlie Bridges," said Shirley. "The other evening Roger was waiting for him to make out some shipping receipts, and went over in the corner where it's rather dark, you know, to sit down on the stool there. Well, just as he plumped himself down, he felt some thing pop and squash under him, and jaumped up like he was shot. It was Charlie's silk hat. Everybody laughed except Roger and Charlie Roger was awful sorry, and offered to pay for it, while Charlie shed tears but refused the money. The boys liked him the better for that, and be and Roger are as good friends as ever." Everett laughed so heartily that he began coughing in a way that cut Shir ley to the heart. His mother brought him some water, and, when his cough was quieted, Shirley had grown grave and silent. "What is the doetor doing for you?" he asked, after a long pause. "Not much, now," said Everett, a little sadly. "He says I need fresh air, most, and that, if I could get strength, my cough would stop." Shirley continued to look grave and offered no reply. "I must try and get back to work by September," continued Everett. "Just think-I have lost eight whole months. It is terrible!" And tears stood in the poor fellow's eyes. "Where would you go for an outing, old man?" asked Shirley, after a pause. "Oh, I don't know! I haven't con sidered it. Almost say place in the country where I could get away from this smoke and have fresh air. Yes, there is a place," he added. "It's where we used to live before we came to the city," and he glanced quickly at his mother, who bent low over her sewing and did not seem to be l ten ing. "I should like to go there," he continued. "It is about fifty miles north of here, and there are nice woods and a little stream where I used to catch perch and chub. I should like to go there again and fish. I know people there, too, and I don't believe it would cost more than fifteen dollars a month for board." And the sick man's eyes shone at the thought of his old village and the stream with its perch and chub. An hour before, Shirley would have laughed scornfully at such sport, but he did not laugh now. Pretty soon be said good-night to Everett and his mother, and walked home under the street lamps, thinking. That night, when he got to his room, he made a new calculation. It ran as follows: Three rousn-trip tickets to Pokevrll..... 6 00 oard for thre e omonth ................4 a laltelts and hooks for perch std chub. . I 00 T otal ........... . . .... ...-- - - . . ..* ........ 1e Then be wrote a little note which he sealed, stamped and dropped into the mrail bo on the corner. It said: "Das Evivnrr: "I am pgag to trake s vaeatloas in August, and, aS I ilwm want eampsr, lirnvite youe to go wtL e-alseo r meoater, totake oareet d a I have bese seving theI mosey for a year, sa halve enaugh for aiometh's trip or all. Yoe aes prepare to start aext week- I will omoe au toorow nlght sad we enas alk It over. astily. Smm-ar." Shirley Holmes ever spent a happier month in his life than that whleh he spent with Everett ad his mother at Pokeville. Everett seemed to get bet ter from the airst day, anrod before the month was over was thoroughly him self again. Mr.. Harris visited with bha old friends, while the yrag men spent whole days in the woods, ometimes Ashing, ometima jet lying beneath the bIg t~e When hey retued to the t the bot duty weatherwas over, sad they Swent back to work brmsed sad Itbsra rod such fast friends that th~ are called now "the lsePr e-"arles Next year they ar gong to the muntaina together,--Albert Bigelw ie, it GolQea Dys -An Engcuisan at <boteI in New .York sked If t re were a oytrs inthehoWL "ean- *u, wer. fl o the restaurant We dms'tbeep o the o&la." "I thidk yoE me," aId Mr. John 3.11, eeJr& h imug. n k'ohwa, den't , p hw, a 3*-' bhelcvb marter calil Rh tbbhi.alq MAKING i HINGS PLEASANT. He Meant Well. But the World Misauder stood Him. A VWest Chicago man a few evenings ago read an article in a newspaper set ting forth the fact that it is the duty of every person to make it lively and pleasant for those about him. The fol lowing morning he decided to do what he could during the day to make every body lively and cheerful He heard the hired girl coming down stairs, and he thought he would hide behind the kitchen door and give her a pleasant little surprise. The girl was hardly awake, and failed to see the pleasantry of the joke until after her strong right hand had planted a slap on his cheek that almost loosened his teeth. He was quite sure his wife was not yet awake, but instead of grufliv call ing her, as he sometimes did, he decided that her awakening from happy dreams to stern realities should be rendered as pleasant as possible. When he reached her room she was sleeping soundly. He thought it would be fun to take a hair brush that was lying on the dresser and tickle her cheek till she awoke. When she opened her eyes she did it with a suddenness that surprised him. At the same instant she threw her arms up with such force that the brush was driven through the mirror of the dres ser. Still he reasoned that these were only accidents that were likely to oc cur to anyone. After breakfast he went to the station to catch a train for the city. It was raining. He saw Jones stand his dripping umbrella in a corner while he tied his shoe that had come unfastened. It would be a good joke to take his umbrella just for a minute. When the man, who turned out to be not Jones but a stranger re sembling him, had tied his shoe he reached for his umbrella, but it was not there. He had just located it in the gentleman's hand when the latter said: "I beg your pardon. I really mistook you for another man. It's all a mis take, I assure you." "Oh, I understand," said the stranger as he recovered his property. "Mis takes concerning the identity of um brellas occur frequently on a rainy day." And everybody felt sorry for a man who was caught stealing an um brella. Throughout the day the man who de sired to make it pleasant for everybody met with several minor repulses, but he did not despair. On his way home in the evening, when the shadows were gathering, he saw his neighbor walking just in advance of him. It occurred to him that he would slip up behind his neighbor, and putting his hands over his eyes, make him guess who it was. That very morning his neighbor had read about some one being held up and robbed the night before at that very same place. The joke proved to be a deplorable failure. The joker no sooner attempt ed to put hands over the neighbor's eyes than he was knocked down by the latter, who held his face hard against the pavement while he called for the police. Iater on matters were ex plained and the joker returned home with a disfigured face and a determina tion to let this sorry old world amuse itself henceforth.--Chicago Times. WARNING THE CROWD. The Tobseeo Flead Was Shown in His True Colors. As the train stopped at a small sta tion in Kentucky it was discovered that a switch engine had run off the track just beyond and a wrecking crew were atwork getting her off. The conductor said he would be detained half an hour, and many of us went up to see the wreckers at work. There was a crowd of fifty around the spot when a fat, good-natured looking man who had a mouth big enough to take in half a pumpkin pie, came sauntering up and bowed and smiled to everybody. He was just getting ready to say some thing when a little skinny man with a piping voice, cried out at him: "Don't yo' do it, Sile Davis-don't yo' do it! If yo' do I'll give yo' dead away." The good-natured man fell back at this, and I saw him wink and motion to the skinny man to draw aside for a con fab. "I don't want no track with yo', Sile Davis," was the reply. "I told yo' last week Id do it, and so I will; yo' jest keep shet" The langage aroused our curiosity, as a matter of course, and we were anxious for the explanation when it came. The fat man walked around for a minute or two, and when he thought the other was not looking he slipped up to one of our erowd and soiftly re marked: "Stranger, would yo' mind lendin' me a chaw of plug tobacker far a day or two, till I can git twenty-seven dol lar s as is owin' me on a jobT' "Here yo'!" shoauted the skinny man, who had kept an eye open all the time, "I warned yo' rI'd do it and now I will! Gentlemen, I want to tell you' abouat this critter. He chaws mo' tobaeker than any io' men in Kentucky and he begs every bit of it!" "I only borrows it," protested the other. "Only borrows it! And never payst GenOtlemssa, look at this memerandum book. Hem's his aseonnt all put down esad itggered up to date. He began borrowin' ehaws of me on the th of May, 1s0, and in the fifteen y'ars has borrowed jest exactly fifty-four uo sand and two wsa ad sevemr paid one of'em beek. Don't no man in thits 'ersz ereaowd pall oat no plg far any sich crtter to bite on." "I don't want none-I'm -chawin' on asesaras," replied the fat man as he tried to bree up under the shock, but he didn't hold his nerve) over a minafute, sad went of to hide hfrmelf behaind a freight ar.-Detroit Free Prem --Ittle Besle's doll had loeteaeys, its tae was oracked, one arm was gone sad most of its internal sawdnast had eparted. She plaed it in a sitting psture on the oor in the corner of her play-homse, eamined its forlorn and shreaken Iges with ertieal eye, sad a•d, ,egretfvly, yet decidedly: "Yo anstky in the family If yo wnt to, Dolly; biut astar this L' only gtg to baa 4%umSthW baj'nS flINTS TO HOUSE-CLEANERS. Direetions For Which Some Weary Worme Will Be Very G(l1s A good way to clean paint, and one which preserves as well as cleanses it, is to put half a pound of glue into an old pot, pour about a quart of cold wa ter over it, and set it on the stove, where it will dissolve slowly. A little of this glue water should be added to each pail or basinful, of fresh water used. With a fine woolen cloth (old flannel shirting is capital) wash about a yard of the paint at a time with onl;y this water and nothing else, then wring the cloth out of the water as hard as possible, and dry the paint with it. Of course it will not be quite dry, but that does not matter as long as no drops of the dirty water are left. Do notgoover too much at a time. Any particularly dirty bit of molding may be safely scrnubbed with an old nail brush with out detriment to the paint if this water only is used, This glue water also cleans waxcloth and the varnished walls of passages nicely, the glue acting as a kind of soap, and removing all dirt im mediately. The best way to clean mirrors, or any glass, such as that in picture frames, is to wash them lightly with a sponge and clean water, then with another sponge rub them over with spirits of wine. After this dab them lightly with some whiting tied up in a muslin bag, and finish with an old silk handkerchief, This sounds troublesome, but in reality is very quickly done, and does not entail half the labor in polishing that chamois leather and water do, besides keeping the glass bright !or a .nuch longer time. A quart of spirits of wine will last long. China which has been lying aside and has got smoked can be cleansed by rub bing salt on it when washing it. This will effectually remove the smoke stain without hurting either the colors or the glaze. An old-fashioned but capital way of cleaning carpets is to use oxgall in the proportion of about one part of gall to three parts of water, rubbing the car pet over with a cloth dipped in this, taking care not to wet the carpet more than is absolutely necessary. This will both remove stains and revive the col ors. But as the smell of the gall is atrocious and not to be got rid of for twenty-four hours at least, even with windows wide open, the process should be carried on in an attic, or outside on a plot of grass, where no inconveniences need arise from the odor. The covers of albums and other draw ing room books soon become worn and faded if much used; but if the bindings are of leather they can easily be re vived by the following process: Wash the leather as lightly as possible with water in which the smallest morsel of soda has been dissolved, in order to free it from grease. Then wash with clean water to remove the soda, and let it dry. Now dissolve a bit of gum arabic about thesize of the little finger nail in a teaspoonful of water, and beat this up with about the same quantity of white of egg with no speck of yolk in it. With a bit of sponge wash the leather lightly over with this glair, and let it dry. Should the glair, however, froth up on the leather, as it will very likely do if there is much tooled work on the book, dab it with the palm of the hand, or with the sponge squeezed as dry as possible, till removed.-Chicago Tribune. BIRDS IN TIERS. The Amusing Antles of a Cagefull of song. sters. Three tiers of brilliantly colored lit tle birds was one of the many pretty sights I often saw in the bird-market in Paris. To lighten his burden, the owner of these pretty songsters had placed a great many of them in one cage. The cage had but a single perch--a long one, to be sure, yet at best it could hold only one third of the birds. - As you may suppose, all places on this perch were always in great de mand, and usually its whole length was fully occupied by the tiny warblers, crowded together in jolly companion ship Flying about the cage in all directions were those not fortunate enough to secure "seats," and their antics in endeavoring to find a resting place were very pretty and clever. Alighting on the seated ones, they would wedge their tiny feet between two of them in an attempt to reach the perch; and sometimes they succeeded; but more often a second tier of birds was started by the new comers coolly getting upon the backs of the first. A slight disturbanee of the cater of gravity, however, and all would come tumbling down. Then there would be a grreat commotion anda perfect medley of color, as the birds rushed again, poll mel, for the coveted places. Presently quiet would be restored, and the tweo tiers of birds again suceaesfully com pleted. But there were still others flying about or hopping around on the bottom of the eage, who also expected to get resting-places To perch on top of the second tier was indeed a very pretty and a very difficult performance, as there was considerable wobbling in the lower tiers, even at the lightest toueach of . averiag bird. Finally, with dainty wings and feet oatstretehed in slow de scent, a bright little acrobat weaold start the third tier. But alas! the next bird might prove a caeleasslittle fellow, and would upet them all However, in spite of accidents and careleasness, the third tier was often finished, and sometimes it lasted even several minutes before it was demol ished But when the pyramid was com pieted, usually some hungry little shap in the srat stry,spying a dainty morsel lying o the bottom of the eage, waould withdraw his support, to the disaster and oofashm of the arowd. Thus it went c, all day leag--lnoee sant change of ploe and form and col or. Happily thrungh it all the I~ittle saerobats wm as merry as birds could be, pearing oat their alquid masit into the golden aeushime, joyously twisting and shaki their bright little nds The grai4 aus of old Noee Dan eathedral, eoe. by,wasmot so cbrns la than that of t ttmats ptty ehoir *sining nder the bheheapiwtMo of *eofr JUdiyer1,w-M1iib Jupmtllb OF GENERAL INTEREST. -Of all menagerie stock the monkey tribe is the most precarious. The oom parative comfort of a roof tree does not compensate for the activity of their natural :-ie, and, considering that they feed on fresh fruits in their primeval forests, it is not amazing that after a time an unlimited dietary of hazel nuts and stale buns is apt to disagree with the quadrumanal digestion. -A good story is told of the encounter which Miss Lucinda Q. Gore, a school teacher at Lackharabad, India, had with a tiger. Turning from the black board, she was confronted by a Royal Bengal at the open school room door. With woman's wit, she jammed the brush end of a broom into his eyes, and when he drew baok with a growl of pain, slammed the door in his face. Help came before the man-eater could gain ingress elsewhere, and the brave wom an and her pupils were rescued. -The French government has con sented that plaster casts be made for the world's fair of the numerous art treasures in the Trocadero, Paris. The exposition authorities will bear the ex pense, which will be something above $25,000. The collection will be a very fine one and will occupy a conspicuous place in the fine arts building. After the fair the collection will be placed in the projected Chicago museum, where, it is believed, it will prove of great benefit to American artists and of much interest to visitors. -A reason given for the use of the third as the ring finger by some author ities is that in the early Christian mar riage ceremonies the bridegroom, tak ing the ring put it first on the bride's thumb and then successively on thefirst and second fingers, pronouncing in each case the name of one person of the Trinity immediately after the words: "With this ring I thee wed"-namely, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, until, with the final "Amen." the third Anger was reached, and there the wedding was suffered to remain. - -Dr. V. McGillieuddy, who, as col onel on the staff of the governor of South Dakota during the recent Indian war, issued ammunition to the state volunteers, estimates that it took eight hundred pounds of lead to kill the two Indians who fell victims to the prowess of the state troops Dr. McGillicuddy, also issued three hundred guns to set tiers for their self-protection, and when it became his duty to collect these arms after peace was assured he found them scattered all over the west It was the doctor who stopped a ghost-dance among the Sioux by ungraciously kick ing old Red Cloud when the chief ques tioned his authority. -Dwellings increased in number more rapidly than populatioh in the last decade, according to the enasus re turns, and there were only 5.4 personas to an occupied building or house in 1890, where in 1888 there were 5.6 per sons. There has also been a decrease of the number of persons to a family from 5.04 in 1880 to 4.94 in 1890. The number of dwellings in 1800 was 11, 488,818 for the United States and the number of families 12,600,152-leaving an excess of 1,906,884 families over dwellings, or 10.5 per cent., which is less than in 1880, when there Was over 11 per cent. more families than dwell ings--Springfield Republican. BLUFFED THE GROCERYMAN. The Meek Little Mas's Rebke Was Eseet ve If Somewhat Goeandlequest. He was such a weak and humble lit tle man that when he came Into the grocery store to make a complaint the clerk was dasposed to be haughty and imperious. "May I inquire," he said, in a still, small voice, "if any gentleman here sold my wife some butter yesterday?" "I guess I am the man," responded a big, brawny fellow, with an inch or two more chin on him than a clerk usu ally has need of in his business. "Oh, excuse me," exclaimed the cus tomer, shrinkingly, "I meant no offense. The butter is all right, but I wanted to say that three colors of hair in one roll issomewhat incongrauous. And I thought I might add also a request that if you could send up a brush and comb with the next sale we would be ever so much obliged. Of course it was an oversight on your part, and I am not complain ing, you understand-not complaining, merely suggesting." The clerk's face was a study. "And," went on the little man, "I don't think it is quite fair to pat tacks at fifteen cents a pound in butter at forty cents, unless yoa make a discount for difference in weight and price, or throw in a clawhammer so we can draw the tacks upon patting the batter oan the table." The clerk was gasping and the little man was going right along. "Beferring again to the hair men tioned previously," he said, "permit me to say that I find no halt beeseaof its quantity or its length. The ineongrma ity of color was the only objection. In the old times we read that Sasmpsoa had long hair ad a grestdmal ot, ad your batter In thMt respet has rights my entire family Is bond to rs not sendl kp in a eage." By this time the elerk had fallea up against the eonater, bet the little man paid no head. "I might p0ssibly," he eostnmaed, mildly and weekly, "toech apon its age, but I have some reason to Ispeet that this better is made from milk, that the milk em from a cow and thaMt a cow is a female, ad I have beean taught reem my yeath up to abstasm from any and all mueuames to age l relation to female kbld,either rmotely or comatigmously. Thea e I shall not animadvert apon tha umbjeat, ept to remark, inedentAlly that the phMrase, 'feeble old age,' does not latne reumot est degree app~lyo this eas. I wish you'd sd up to the bes ae poud of sods, four bars of soe#p pa sekage stare, a bushel of apple sad twety. ave poads ofet sugsar. My wife aski re to lave the .4er ad shd esa abe'd evme aond beam and a sd about the buatsr. endsin g.' and ite I.ta walbed m 4qqr HOUSEHOLD BREVITIES. -To check erysipelas, paint the int flamed part with white lead frequeitlyl painting with iodine (the sta snlscan i be procured) has about the same efeet. -It is the most beggarly economy to lay a carpet on any floor without puat ting papers under it No earpet will e stand the hard wear which comes apeaI it when it is put directly on the floor. Besides it softens the tread and reanders It more agreeable to walk upoln. -BoUed Halibut.-Put a thick slier r of halfbut meured in a eloth into boil t ing water to whih a quarter of a tes c spoon of salt and some juice of a lemon have been added.-After cooking thirty I minutes (two pounds) remove the skin I and serve with egg sauce.-N. Y. I World. I -The cents e, or "thousand-legged 1 worm," found about the house in somn places in damp localities, is an entirely r diferent creature from the southern c centipede of the same name. It is harm less, though very disagreeble. It does not infest any building in any large t quantities--N. Y. Tribunp. -Breakfast Dried Beet-C-t or parse the meat very thin, and freshen by I placing in hot water for a few minutes. C Pour off the water. Place in a-pan o I skillet a lump of butter, and as soon as I it is heated put the dried beef into it, adding five or six eggs immediately. Stir all up together, like scrambled eggs, and turn out on a hot platter. Detroit Free Press. -Rice With Apples-Peel six or eight large, tart apples and. scoop out the cores. Make a srup of sugar' and wa ter, with a little lemon peel Pour over the apples, cover and bake until done without breaking. Place the apple on a plate, fill the cavities with boiled rice and pour over them the sirup in which they were cooked. Serve with cream, and sugar if not sweet enough.-Ohio Farmer. -Waterproof Paper.--Common paper may be converted into a substance re sembling parchment by means of sul phuric acid. The acid should be of an exact strength, and mixed with half its weight of water. A sheet of paper placed in this solution becomes hard, tough and fibrous, yet its weight is not increased and it is far better for write ing purposes than animal parchment. Ladies' Home Journal. -Lady Abbes Sandwiches.-One pound and three ounces of almonds, quarter of a pound of butter, two ounces of loaf sugar, mixed with a lit tle rosewater until it becomes a thick paste. Spread it on a buttered tin, bake in a slow oven; when done let it get cold, then spread a layer of crushed and sweetened strawberries between two layers of the paste, and cut in stripes with a very sharp knife.-House keeper. -The etiquette of French dinners is more formal than that of American. In Paris, which is all France, one must never betray any admiration of any of fects evolved during the dinner, gastro nomic or decorative, much less speak of them. In New York, which by the same token is all America, it s rather remiss not to expressmnsome metusive way, one's pleasure of taste or sight. "What a charming arrangement of flowers!" "This salad is something to remember!" and others like these, are phrases which no New York hostess thinks of resenting, indeed, rather hopes for. Many French dinner notiomn are, however, eepled hers, notably that of serving unbrokes dishes.-N. Y. Times. USEFUL AND PRETTY. Dainty Articles fur en Parler sd Diaing Long silver oastinga forks with twisted silver handles are in use. Oblong boxes for aatches have base like those of silver eandleeteks . Small silver card trays have perfor ated bottoms as. uA as perforated borders. Perforated borders and broken edgfi theone or the other, finish all salb* ware Ring holders are made like small sil ver eandlesticks except that.lmy taper toward the top smelling-salts bottles, half craYtal and half metal tips, gold or silver, are shaped like cartridges Glass bottles covered with perforated silver are so coanmmon- thnat itis ias pected all are not sterlig dlver. Perfume atomisqr, the rubber n ' ered with silver nettgag and the glass with perforated silver, are seen in great abndsane. Asparagus tongs snd broad bsed servers have been Iought out la nu.s bets. The preferenesm s equaniy dl vided besweenthema Cirenur thermo.uers of ivory sa Its mitations boad in perforated ors ments of rlver have the cenatal spaes used as a lender. Parasol stiks are sold by jewelers They are chley~roartur rl wood., baIm boo sticks preillg,aad sm daintly fnished with erystal, white amber, pink ad eolwed quarts. Oblong slver troys have a mal sil ver endliestl with ip poised om an elastcL string of s reti g from one end of the tray sea rrr odver it. The sealingrau usad obthe haplements Is on te tray. hwelers get sml bipque fgures, sech as Cpids, with egs sad birds, and us these for tlyi rngs. The rings are hunr o t arm sad toes of Mte Cupid. T5 boy leeks very cunning sad Is sue toMttrat Rtatetion. The new comrilnat OflMIe and l vr is the most pragtft inadiation in leather goods. The leatheg is an in tease turquotme blue and is ade up into every variety of nly montied ehauge pouches, esnsdrs and writing p-d These are in rnamsental ornaments trgh whisH the blns leatheris sees. Othe deviees are put isiaserted, most eateanit is alb s ka at slver, and lst*1ei7 1ad grpoup ao horseshoes. The fachkies e earwying out Me saless. teis tulleie brlnrg Intao thes~Qajbtt'Bt * gt.ssth PERSONAL AND IMPERSONAL. -A Georgia man has in his possesasion a palm oil lamp made in Madrid, Spain, in 1004. It was dog up in the woods some time ago and is supposed to have been lost by Ponce de Leon. -An English manufacturer, while examining We texture and quality of some banee found on a mummy, was astonished to find that the-rrmage ment of the threads was exactly like that which he had patented a fae months before. which he had supposed to be an independent invention of his own. -A resident of Fitchbrg, Mass, is in luck and in trouble at the same time. He is wanted to receive $10,SOO left him by will for stopping a pair of taunway horses and saving a young woman's life. The reason he can't be found is that he disappeared last fall to eseape a judg ment of $1,000 given against him in court. -The Hindoo prince soon to visit En gland, the Gaikwar of Baroda, is one of the most progressive rulers in Hindes tmn. He does not want costly buildings merely for show, but spends his money preferably on schools, railroads and drainage. His pemonal character is good and he is philathropic in his instinets --Congressman Tillman, of South Carolina, is said to be the most vigor ous man for his age in Washington. He is now sixty-six, and his beard and bair are white, but he is as straight as an arrow and has asonstitutionat iron. Like Hannibal Hamla, he rarely Wear an overcoat, and once said to a friend that such garments were for women and invalids. -An Italian woma in New York, one day last week attempted to enter the street cars with a small goat, but was refused admission by several dier ent conductors. She then stepped to the sidewalk, removed her shawl and wrap ped it closely around the goat and so deceived the next unwary conduaector, and got a ride for her pet, to the amuse ment of a crowd of on-lookers. --krau Probsti, w1ho enjoyed the dis tinction of being the heaviest woman in Europe, recently died at Tranbeing, in Bavaria, at the age of 41. At her death she weighed over 550, and on saccount of her enormous weight it wws imposible to earry her coffin from theirsttory of the house in which she lived. Comae quently boards were put down the stairease, over which the coin was slid. -A pretty story is told oI Mrs Jalia Ward Howe to the effect that whenshe wasa child of only nine she was so charmed with the melody of the Italian lgangse as sheheeard it in a elss of other girls that she secretly procured a grammar, and studied by herself until she had gained sudeient sefhity to write the Italian teacher atter in her own tongue, asking pennesslonaJi the class. -En-Queen Isabella's chamberlain, the $Ianqulse de Y--, is a mrn uo ex pedkints. He is a reired aval oaeer and better versed in arnlae matters than in- social dties At an evening reception given by the es-queen recent ly tie refreshment table was ygsalaued on t eateasive a scal tha&hear were not enough tableeloths i the boase to cover it. The chamberin themreupon causemd the board to be 4aped with sheets, at the juncture of the .be of which nosegays of dowers wre imnert ed. The guests were amused as well as amased by the novel mabkeift. "A LITTLE NOKic sPt SL -Litesary Lady-"I am very fond of Bacon, aren't you?" Unliterary Gentle man--"Cn't may as I ass, but Iks ham and eggs."-Pharmoseetieal Er -It is an accepted fact, mreesaty di. eovered by scholars, that Noah bad bee in the ark. The agaroo went in with hops and the bear was always brain. -Naming the pem-Mil Elder (to the dentist)-"Is it go.4 for to take 'n anesthetic, Dr. Molar!' Molar-"O, yes, madam; chloreform."-DetrotFree -In Boston.-MIss Gotham-"Have you ever been west?" Aiss Boston (with a traveled alr)--O4 yes I've been in New York saeal ames."-De troit Free Pres. -"Be sure to shsake befsre fsking," msaid the druggist as he handed his cs tomer as bottle of ague eure. "I always do," replied the estomer, grlmly.i-Ver mont Watchman. -"You borrowed s Aer of me the other day, you know." "Yae." "I'd like to have it baek if you can--" "Bat, my desk boy, I've spent it."--In disapolis Jourmal. -How obtaus me eople are! When Wigglste was by Misa F1r.s, whose seetions are centered oan her pug ha P ,t be i e1td dq h the te tu pid feflow rm ed: "I dem't know; I never ste any. -- TU erlpt -Mesehant--'re mgret tat I san't have these goods chrged, as I don't Iknow who yoamre." M -Mrtser-"My husbnad i the plumbeg3 k Is mpair ing the lek down eis now," Md chaat-"I beg your par4, madam. Ymar goods w be sent meeapt one." -The phnepaiph wll do elt ser vies when it is set, ehlie.we, In a elock, end tt sig ce " hme! Go hoee'" to the too seLt'l l . The -hr mighi be esbl witheot limit for sabseeat reli p the dial. This is of argentlsporteae seduhould commead Mr. Edison's tEatita at 'ons.-Bosteon Cosmrnwttl. -"I'mgoin to m etf m bIew ·ay thing about rithmettl . row many are ten times two asked Unle Georme. "Fout," said Johny, innocently. "Nosenm!"s msai ifele Georgen "Bet you an ai sad ltreave i tto pps." " ," ai nge.rge. i"Pa," cried Johany, "a't ten timhe two ents sour niokes?" "Yea," ai I ep andJ ohan stem-appled-H p er Basr. i -A wittpea who bid givs is r i dsseeu sk a a ay sto eartb emr a badt i curt tht hbe ersa Ambitig satid it: "My leord, yeay Sbelieve meae ot,u*gl stated not a weed that is Imis., cr I hae been a weded to trath fmrtem ua mt rm.e * "Ye s," a" Jsaid Justice Ma !A so, hUow 1 loNg yo 9 Sv l WtaQW -.Tme