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VOLUME V. LAKE PROVIDENCE, EAST CARROLL PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, AUGUST "J7, 1892. NO. 10.
in n Ii •na m mnaaam u .. ...I H I l g l D H l nt m dmii IH l ii iiIn THE POSTMAN. The postman, tlades with his pace Well filled with soret treasure laithfl, treads his daily track For others' pain or pleasure. The elements are naught to him. He heeds nor wind or weather, Untalchls bears the heavy load Of love sd griefs together. A cosetim maid with eager hast. And blush that secrete tell, Beiund the easement shyly waite her The sharply riging belL S .pst arpymanl do you comprehend eld, old story, ever new, of b; wApda step and hurried air Yen drop the dainty billetdoux? -r Ton daily toeob ur lives aew, Awake ambitious dreams of youth. eaSrm a fear, a faith renew And scatter seeds wholesome truth. And prayers of lovting mae you bear To those whose feet may go astray, And weds of tenderness are there That hedges up a snhl way. And blesings rich that overflow, In holy counciL tll and sweet The grateful, loving afterglow Responsrve turning, and complete Thy tiny, whlte-robed guest haspower To glorify the dullest day, Through cloud and sunshine every beer, To form a ranbew-eovered way. " Or one swift line may shadow lift One biter word dispel a dream, O thought Implied engeder strife, ftea trom a soul Its brightest glemm td.4 may be darkened with the grief bhat storm and tempest send to each; Stil comes the postmuan's visits brief, Still our eager hands outreach. 41ra B. K Potwia, it Good Housekeeping TIS DILEMMA. A.Veaturee of a Boy Who Would Not Be "Btumped." HEN Bobby Cameron came in to breakfast with a black eye ;nd bruisednose, he said h~ had fall en jnmpiag , from the oat bin. e said he had to do it be ca euse a boy do `" - stumped him. ' ""Explain yourself, sir," si his father, severely. "Why, it's when a fellow says you pam't do a thung and you say you can; apd then you've got to do it, or else you're stumped, and all the fellows jeer at I'm never stumped-never!" Sather looked at him severely. "W'ii, I want you to understand, sir," be sald, "that I'm not going to have you Jumping from oat bins and breaking your nose. 1 don't want to hear any moue of stumps or such ridiculous per. aooeasses!" Mr. Cameron was at his office and Mys. Cameron was in her own room esWing about the middle of the after noon when a little boy rushed in, breathless and excited. "Oh, Mrs. Cameron!" he gasped, "come quick! Bobby's got the door knob in his mouth, and he san't get I eutl" "The wha?" she said, rising hurried ly.* "The door knob of the playroom. tleorge Nelson stumped him to put it in ise mouth, and Bobby tried and tried, and at lest ht did, and now he can't Ret his month off!" Mrs. Cameron hurried to the scene ot the disaster. There stood poor Bobby, fastened to the door, his jaws opened to their utmost capacity and clinhed around the knob They had just slipped over the smooth poreellan surface and elosed upon it. The knob seemed as Srmly fastened in his mouth as one of his own teeth. It was nearly choking him, and the tears were streaming down his face. Several boys stood near, offering ad vice and sympathy. "I say. Bobby," said one, "I'm awful sorry I laughed at frst, 'cause you looked so funny. I wish I'd never stamped you now." His mother came near him. He cried resh at the sight of her. He would have bewled, but the door knob in his mouth preventesd. "Can't you get itit out, Bobby?" she sked, anxiously. Me tried to shake his he but, be ing fastened immovably, he hu only roll his eyes at her. "*Ca't we unscrew the knob?" ay gested one of the boys. "What'll be have to pull ragaisnet the(f' objected another, with eoorn. This was true. Bobby with a door mnob in his mouth and nothing to pull :t out by would scertainly be ain omse i than Bobby 'astened to am entire '"Go up to the dask In my room, Georgie," said his mother, "and bring me down that big ivory paper utte. Now Bobby," shabe added, kissingf his forehead, as his mouth was otherwise egaged "you maua't be tdrightened If your mouth opened wide enough to get itin we can get it out. Do'teryamd keep cooL" When Georgie brougqht her the paper cutter she put it in the corner of Bobby's mouth so that she could pry with it 1 gins his teeth, and then taking his ebh la her other hand she told him to I open his mouth as wide as he possly u4M ma6l 6tweeu h A one or two unsuccessful trials the kano slipped out and Bobby was free. The first words he said were: "There, George Nelson. I did it after alL" lie spoke thickly, for his tongue was swollen and his joints stiff. Half an hour afterward Bobby was lying on the sofa in his mother's room. There was a handkerchief, wet with ar ales, under his chin, and he looked somewhat pale and subdued. His mother had some books in her lapl "Bobby," she said, "I've been think ing about this stumping business of yours, and I've concluded it's one of the greatest things in the world." He looked at her in amazement. He hadn't expected this. "It's true, Bobby. All the great gen erals were just men who wouldn't let their enemies stump them. Christo pher Columbus wouldn't be stumped when he started to discover America. No, not by poverty nor by the jeers of all Spain-not even when his sailors mutinied and wanted to kill him. George Washington wouldn't be stumped, nor Gen. Grant, nor Napoleon, nor any of those men that you like to have me read to you about. All the Arctte explorers and the people who have gone into Africa were men who wouldn't be stumped." There was a little silence. Bobby was alert and Interested. "I am going to read to you about two men who wouldn't be stumped. One was Winstanley, who built the Eddy. stone lighthouse, and the other was our own Sheridan, who won the battle of Winchester. And then 1 want to read d to you about the sinking of the Cum berland, and how she fired that last broadside just as she was going down. I think that was so splendid." Bobby nestled contentedly on the sofa. He loved to hear his mother read kpoetry. Ie was very much Interested that day, and his eyes were bright and shining when she had fnished. "Were those really all stumps, man. ma?" he asked, eagerly. "Yes, dear," she said, smiling. "I think they were; and I want to read to you about some more-listen." She took up the newspaper cuttings r and began: "Mose Putnam yesterday jumped of the Brooklyn bridge. He had wagered one thousand dollars that he could do it. The jump was made at 8:30 p, m. Putnam was knocked senseless on striking the water, and instantly sank. His friends were beneath the bridge in r % OBiBY WAS ISTrR5ESTD. a boat, and one of them promptly jumped in after him and succeeded in bringing him to the surface, and be was taken at once to the hospital. He is still unconscious, and it is not thought that he will recover." Bobby looked a little uncomfortable as his mother read this. It did not strike him as a very noble deed. She read another: "There was a strange spectacle yes terday on Broadway, between Tenth and Twentieth streets Harvey John. son had laid a wager that he would wheel Sam Skeehan ten bloaks on Broadway in a wheelbarrow if Harrison was elected, and yesterday he fulfilled his promise. Quite a crowd followed him. Mr. Skeehan is reported as enjoy ing his ride exceedingly." "Oh, mammasl" said Bobby, "don't read rany more like that They seem so silly after those others." "Bobby," she said, slowly, "nobody could have looked sillier than you looked this morning fastened to that door knob." Then they both laughed; but Bobby looked very much ashamed. "It isn't always brave not to be stamped, is it?" he said, after a pause. "No," she answered, thoughtfully, "you see for yourself that it isn't." "But, mamma, how em you tell? How can I tell-with the boys, you know?" f "I was thinkint of that."she said. "I don't quite know, dear. It will be bard to decide, but it seems to methat I wouldn't do a foolish thing just because I was stamped intoit. It's good to be strong and quick and fleet. It's good to aim straight and to throw far. All stumps that make you ran or jump or climb better I should say woere worth taking, but bot the foolish ones that only make you seem reekless and silly. ham Patch, the jumper, wuas reekb b less, you know; do you think he was a brave?" Bobby didn' answer; he seemed to be b thinking hard. '"D)o you think it weold be sily," he I1 aid, "toelimb up on top of the oupola d of the Oilmass' barn?" '"Certainly I do," de answered, c promptly. "Why?"r "'Cause Joe Gilman stumped me to a do it, and I was goling to do that after o the~our knob, youa know; but I won't h His mother leaned over and kissed 4 him, and wisely left to his own resle' a tiom the boy who woularth be stumped -Bernie Chandler, in 8 Nicholas -"Oh, Tom,-the aby ism sweetl To dayhe took of his shoe and threw it in the Are, and when I told him that he was a bad, bad boy, he only said : Fsh.''" "a'Nh,' eh? Well what do you think rm made of-money? That' s h-e seeod pair be's lost in a week." "Oh no, dear; it ws the mate of the i one be tore to pes." "Oh. that's d- o inen-In't bt snagt"'-I spei'u P _________--- -'~" - I FINDINGFAULT. New to Censure Whena Censure Is Nec. Sary. ,It may seem superfluous to begin by A arying, "Don't find fault at all when you can possibly avoid it" Neverthe' .., a this is a very important first rule; for i. in order to make necessary fault-find r- ing count, and be of any real use to d yourself, to the delinquent individual, is or to both, all needless, superfluous and aimless fault-finding must be avoided. r- Three times out of four fault-finding is of merely an expression of impatience, e and the only good itdoes is to relieve the irritable feeling caused by the careless a ness, stupidity or other defects of those with whom we have daily intercourse. M To begin with, on every occasion where it there is no reasonable hope of doing >- good by fault-finding, seal your lips as d with a bar of iron. . Next, almost always postpone fault t finding until. there has been time for consideration. Do not speak at the *- moment the fault has just been com * mitted. However deserved, and even It mild, the reproof may be, the culprit's o mind is not in a state to receive and as s similate it. When Bridget has just o broken your best India china soup tu I reen, she is so disturbed by the accident that she hears you say, "Bridget, do V you not remember I have often told you not to carry that tureen on a tray with s other dishes, but always to lift it with t both hands," etc., with a vague sense that you are "scolding" her, and it is s very disagreeable. Yor are fortunate if a she does not reply with some fretful i self-justification. When the mind is off its balance, and the nerves agitated, it t is not the moment to irritate still further. The more childish, undevel oped and ill-regulated the character the a less is the hope of doing good by such a i method. I To simplify the case, I will suppose I that you are dealing with domestics only. To treat the question of finding fault ".ith children would involve too many side issues. I Here, then, I offer two very simple I rules. I do not pretend that they cover the whole ground, but they will be of 9 great practical assistance. First-Never go into the kitchen to SAfind fault with Bridget. She is there i on her own ground; and if she is fret ted into impertinence by what you say you have no resource but an undigni Sfled retreat, which leaves her mistress Sof the field. Send for her to come to I you, taking care not to choose a time when her work or other occupations will be interrupted by so doing. Leave her a margin as to time. Second-Begin by saying something kind, which will put Bridget in a good humor. It is easy to do this. Say a word of commendation of her breakfast cakes; or of her neat kitchen. She is now disposed to listen to you. Then go on something like this: "I like your work, on the whole, very much; you are (neat or a good cook, or very good tempered, as the case may be.) But there is one thing that troubles me. You stay out late at night. Now, if you were an elderly woman, perhaps it would not matter. At any rate, I should not feel responsible. But for a young girl of your age, it is not safe. I should not dare to allow it. Your mother is not near you now to advise you; and a mother could not help being very anxious about you under these circumstances. You know I told you when you came that my rule is to have * domestics at home by (such an hour.) You may not understand the im portance of this, but any older person, who has had experience, will tell you the same thing." I have beenobliged to suppose a case, but the principle is of varied appli* tion. Good-natured, kindly fault-finding, administered when the mind is free to receive it, may do some good. Irritable expressions of displeasure, never, and moderate and just reproof, if tactless and ill-applied, is almost as useless There should be, however, a constant, gentle preparation of the soil, by judi cious commendation. Judicious; not flattery, nor constant praise. RBcog. nize all that is good; show that you per ceive an attempt at improvement With most people the tendency is the other way. Bridget burns her bread in the baking, and her mistress says, "Bridget, your bread was not good to-day." Bridget knows that; she knows, also, that she has made good bread ten times, and no notice was taken of it The eleventh time she burned it, and that time she was blamed. Let me close with a true anecdote.I A kind-hearted old lady of my acquaint- i ance employed a young colored man to - do jobs about her premises One day Henry, in receiving orders from her, forgot to remove his hat. My friend's old-fashioned breeding could not put up with this. This was the form of her reproof: "Henry, if you were my son, I should say, 'My son, where is your z hat?'--Lillan FreemanClark, inLadies' Home JournaL BABY'8 MEALS. They shoe ldBe tIvea at Regat la ter The seasons of baby's meals should c be horusehold habits by the time he is allowed to partake of cooked food. Do ' not bluat the seat which he ought to 5 bring to the consumptlon of regular rations by intervening nibbles and i lunches. He will learn to expect and I demand these, and be discontented ' when they are withheld. The practie t of appeasing him when restless, from. a whatever esCs, by thrusting a cracker, s slice of breead, or worse yet, a "hunk" t of gingerbred or a "cookey" into his - band is discoumntenanaced by wise mothers. He besmers his face and elothes, drops crumbs on the carpet and makes a continual want for himeselt When the hour omes fiaor fesdi give him his qanta of propr ood, pro-. perly prp t him eat it lelsrely, ndu soon aubes oldenough to sit at the table serIve his meal neatly in plate, cap qg aucer, set on a neat loth, his own spoon, ehina and finger nkin laid in order. These are not More American would break fast, dine or sap in healthful decoraum and fewer 'eed"J they were trained from infanmcyo onsder a meaas r a ceremonial ohbservane, and the need of popular ayes on "Table Mannes " would h les aurgsPn-. bbw d Y A CHILD'S FOREKNOWLEDUE. An Iacldest Belating te the Great Cster Masacre. Among the many curious instances of seeming second sight may be placed the following incident of that saddest trage edy of modern days-the death of Cus ter and his gallant followers The love existing between Capt. Blank and his blue-eyed, golden-curled boy, little "Buster," the pet and darling of the whole garrison, was something to be remembered. Wherever the tall soldierly figure of the young father was to be seen unless on duty, that of the child was sure to be close beside, some times riding on his father's shoulder, sometimes clinging to his hand, always lifting to his eyes full of passionate love and content. When the dreaded day came that was to separate those fearless men from the women and children who so loved them, Buster could hardly be torn from his father, and my husband told me that long after, the child's shriek of utter misery, unchildlike in its intensity, rang in his ears. For .some days after the command had marched across the low purple hills, out of the reach of loving oyes, Buster drooped and pined; but he was a child, and the old childish gaiety came back to his eyes, and his laugh, which rang out as happily as ever, al most jarring upon his young mother's ear. One warm June day at Fort Lincoln Mrs. Blank sat sewing in her tiny parl lor, her baby creeping about the floor at her feet, while she chatted with two or three more lonely wives, perhaps of the beloved ones far off across the plains and their possible return. Sud denly Buster rushed in through the open door, eyes sparkling, hair flying. "Mamma," he shouted, "my papa's s'ooting his 'volver! I heard him!" "Did you, darling?" his young mother said, stooping to kiss the little flushed, eager face. "How very nicel I wish he could come home and s'oot it. Don't you?" :'He's s'ooting Injuns;" the child went on; "and he'll s'oot 'em all, and zen he'll tome home." "I'm sure I hope he will," sighed Mrs. Blank. "Run out and play, Buster, and don't go in the sun." "How Buster does talk about his father!" some one remarked. "I often meet him running along with some one, and, child or man, soldier or officer, you can always catch the words 'my papa' if you listen to him." Then the talk wandered on, always in a minor key, for there had been quite an interval of time since the last letters, and there was always unacknowledged anxiety, though all felt unbounded faith in the powers of the gallant Seventh. Presently the sound of a child's bitter crying brought them all to their feet, and Buster ran into his mother's arms at the door, sobbing wildly: "Mamma," he sobbed, "the Injurn hes dot my papa. He's dot no more s'oots in his 'volver; he's s'ooted it all. Oh, I want my papa, and the bad In. juns dot him!" Mrs. Blank knelt down on the floor beside her boy, drawing him close to her heart, "Hush, Buster," she said, very gently, but firmly, "you must not be such a silly little boy: the Injuns can not get your papa. Gen. Custer is there, he will take care of papa and all the men. Do you think F Troop would let the injuns get papa? See you are mak ing us all feel very bad, and papa would say that you were not his brave little lad. Now stop crying and go and play: you could not hear papa's 'volver so far away." "Yes," the child exclaimed, earnestly, "I taa hear my papa's'volver, and I know he's s'ooted it all!" But army dise cipline prevailed, and the boy choked back his sobs, nestling in his mother's arms and resting there, strangely quiet, for the rest of the long summer day. That evening, when the children were both sleeping, and the daily bulletin to her absent husband had been written, Mrs. Blank sat for some moments in silent thought, then drawing a sheet of paper to her, wrote down the date, June 26, and poured out to her only brother the aching of her heartand the sense less anxiety caused by the child's fool ish words, the memory of which still stirred him in his sleep, for he sobbed and tossed all night. On the 6th of July, when the whole army writhed and cried out in agony at the news that had come to us, we, to whom Mr. B. had shown his sister's let ter, knew that on the 96th of June Capt Blank had dearly sold his life, and had been found pierced with many wounds, his empty revolver clasped in his stiffened hand. And far way, in his quiet home, his baby boy had seemed to know it-Harper's Weekly. Uses of Aluminum. New uses for aluminum are being made known almost every day. This metal is particularly suitable for many manufacturers on acount of its ex tremely light weight, and since new methods have been discovered by which it may be prepared for use much more cheaply than formerly, it seems destin ed to become one of the most useful metals. Besides its uses in the various sciences and mechanical processes, it is used for bicyles, opera-glasses, frames for eye-glasses, and for numerous other purposes; and the latest experiments with ithave been made in the manufao tare of pianos and violins. In themee of the piano, at least, it is said to have given most satisfactory results even impmroving the tom of the instrmnaent. -Demorest DIda wat o~. A±mt-Madam, I have sold oee of our ustly-clebrated folting-beds to every one in the neighborhood with the s•gle aexeeption of the splasterlaywho lives sroes the way. Lady of the house-Whywouldn't she buy one? Agent--She said there was no chane for a man to get under it-JadgeL . StraciK~yle is going to sue the tag "What for" "Thqy uwlunmad hi. werts-Pt. ~pp- I A CURE FOR MELANCHOLY. SThe Lad That Treasfermed a Maa' Natsuw I When he was but tiny little baby SDeepthinker wore an almost painfully thoughtful expression on his face While yet in the cradle he seemed to have a premonition that life was not to be a joke with him. He refused to play I with his own pretty toes or to be amused by the ordinary toys found in every well-regulated nursery. He seemed to have an infantile dislike for Pope's lines: Behold the child by astwe's kindly law Pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw. So far as his own ase was concerned, he proved Mr. Pope to be a wholesale falsifier. He refused to be pleased or tickled with anything. His whole de portment said plainer than words oould do that if he had his life to live over again he wouldn't do it. During child hood and youth his melancholy seemed to become more intense than ever. He was awful sorry about everything. Everybody said that falling in love might cure his malady, but it didn't. After he married he was so sad that grass would not grow in the yard about his house, and every dog that caught sight of him howled mournfully. If he had worn blue goggles the world would not have looked any darker to him. Other peo pie who had an idea that they were sad about something gave up the thought on seeing him. They felt that their burden was as nothing compared with his. He tried attending the theater and base ball games, and even read the funny papers, but nothing could bring a smile to his face. He grew worse as he grew older. Nis wife became alarm ed, and consulted doctors, preachers, lawyers, and fortune tellers, but all to no purpose. She felt searred that his long, deep, impenetrable night of gloom would some day end in sucideor insani ty. She expected it any time, and so did all the neighbors, who used to look anxiously into his face every time they met him. Last Sunday morning he seemed to be particularly gloomy as he went to his room to dress for church. Presently his wife heard sounds of violent fits of laughter coming from his apartments, and she knew that her worst fears were realised-that the melancholy strain had been too much for him and his mind had given way. She trembled as she thought of the consequences. She dared not let him know that she noticed the change in his manner. On the way to church he laughed so heartily that everybody stared, and several times during the services he haw-hawed till he created a seene. When church was out he shook hands with everybody and kissed the babies and smiled on the young ladies, and acted altogether very much like a elown in the circus. By and by a hope began to dawn in his wife's mind that may be his jollity was of a permanent nature. What a change her home would undergo from gloom to sunshine! On the way home he acted like an infatuated lover, and when they got inside the house the wife mustered up courage enough to ask him: "Why, what great change has come over you, Philetus? You don't aet as you always have What makes you so happy?" '"Good luck, my dear; a stroke of good fortune. Quite enough to make a whole neighborhood glad. Now that the gods are on my side, I shall hence forth be a changed man," said he. "Don't you see," he continued, "I put on my last summer's vest this morning, and in one of the pockets I found a quarter I didn't know was there Hoopee! hat ha! Let her go, Gallagher!" -Chicago News. WHY SHE HESITATED. A Pradeat NaMes Who Cessidered ihe "Say you will be mine!" he pleaded. But she hesitated. "You have been very kind to me," she said. "And I swear to devote the balance of my life to you," he protested. "Your devotion has always been marked," she assented. "I admit that you have paid me every possible atten tion. You discovered my favorite fower and kept me supplied- with them all last winter. It was very thoughtful of you." "It was my love-" "And bon-bons, George. You sel dom let me be without them. It must hatve taken a great deal of your salary to-" "Pray don't speak of salary, Luella, How can one think of money when try ing to anticipate your wishes? It was and is my greatest pleasure" "Yon have seemed to think that I was too fairy-like to walk anywhere, no matter how short the distance," she went on. "A carriage, dearest-you'll let me call you dearest-a carriage is a small matter when one enjoys your eam -pany. How could I ask you to walk when I knhew you preferred to drivel" "I appreciate it all, George," she said; "I appreeiate it fully. And I like yon, George. I-I-perhaps I could truthfully ay I- But I can't marry you. I have thought the matter over aimly and seriously, and I feel thatI could not be happy with yo." "Why not?' he asked axdously. "You are too extravganmt."-Elliott FIoower in Judge. naemeW Ceomusst. Gus Doe mith has been in rather strarihteonedalremsstacasof lat He alled on Col. Oilhooy far some ast ,,e-, sad the colonel eam to his reliet with cme good advie "Ift wems yoea I would try snd ma ld Twdh pet md aqegotiate a lean." "Nat I heard," reeponded Gm, "that te othe day he kiked one of the bhet klong and meet iatlletaryoug mem of New York out of his ofle." "That's the very reason yoeu me sae ia applying to him. It he kielgld and ab-sed an lntelligentlookIng man, he will be apt to take you oaut tolunchaa4 tan over the key of his safe to you Ye mare bouad to impresmms him favors. -,W.-Ale SweeBt, in Tenxas itings -Watesr~-WIT you have salt oa yr .., ?netb-'No. thaink yoa. Ehey',s IN THE ELECTRICAL WORLD. -The system of train lighting by d, samos and storage batteries is finding great favor in Great Britain. -A man in Cincinnati claims tohave found a process by which he is able to electroplate Iron, steel and copper with aluminium. The deposit is claimed to be as hard as nickel, never tarnishes, and does not fuse readily. -The vaults of the sub-treasury in San Francisco are being fitted with wires for protection from thieves. The ,wires are to be between every two rows of bricks, and any attempt to interfere Swith the oement or bricks will disturb an eleotric current and sond a warn Ing. - A new storage battery is being em ployed on the Chesapeake sun Ohio railroad, for use in connection with electric lighting of cars Twenty-four cells are placed under each ear, and they supply eight 16-candle power lamps on the round trip from Cincinnati to Washington. -The Oldtown (ie.) Electric Rail road Co. and the Oldtown and Orono Electric Railway Co. have consoldated. It is said to have been decided to build the road from the terminus of the Ba gor street railway on State street to Oldtown. Freight and peeengers will both be carried on this line -The necessary equipment for six miles of electric tramway 0 now on its way from this country t- 8lan Six generators, two complete steam plants, twenty car equipments and extra parts to last for six months make up the or'. der. The road is to be installed in Bangkok, and will be the first electri tiamway in Slam. -The Pennock primary battery lo comotive was tested on the Rock Island steam road at Peoris. IlL, recent ly, and seemed to work perfectly. There was no slot between the tracks, no steam power, nosmoke, and no over head wire. The locomotive is sixteen feet long and seven feet wide. The power is generated in a primary bsat tery, the electrodes of which arecarbon and szinc. -The longest span of telephone wire in the world is said to be that across the Ohio river, between Portsmouth, O., and South Portsmouth, Ky. The wires at this point span the river from a pole on the Ohio aside, measuring 101 feet above ground the Kentucky hills on the opposalt , the distance being 3,773 feet between the poles The wire used is made of steel, and its sin is Na 19 gauge. -Some interesting tests with alter nating currents and a particular form of magnet have beeq made in England. Among the experiments shown was one which ilstrates a new method of de testing counterfeit coins. A genuine coin, being a good conductor, was held between the poles o the magnet, bet a lead coin, not p g that necessary qualification, immediately dropped when placed in position. -It is stated that the new hotel Wal dart in New York is to be fitted with telephone communiaestio between the office and every room in the house. This is a system in use in the Adelphis hotel of Liverpool, England, and as a feature of hotel service is an important one, especially in the saving of time. Instead of pushing a button and wait ing for a hall boy to answer the ring, guests can communicate their order to the office at once, and have it flled in one-half the time. £ -In lighting the World's fair, 95,611 incandescent lamps, of 16-candle power each will be used, according to present estimates. The contract for furnishing and maintaining these lights has just been let to George Westinghouse, Jr., for ~ 39,00oo This is more than 6$1,sO,. 000 less than the Edison Thompson. Houston electrical eoambine, or trust, first asked for the r This Immens saving was tcb l5 by rejectng the bids and readvertisg. Mr. Westing house is required to file a bond for $1,000,000 by June 10, to guarantee the faithful exeenution of his contract. In addition to the ineandescent lamps, about 5,000 are lights of 2,000 candle power each will be used. The contract for these was let some tlmq at PS per lamp _ THE GREEN OFFICE BOY. _Te nurieuo RIepeat M6 Pre-vmod the Cepy-Readser He was a green olffice boy, and noone minded when he sent down copy to "Mr. Ships," and only the sporting edi tor got mad when the boy asked the "'porting extra" -o step to the tele phone. But when he nearly rained one of the copy-readers he got himself I disliked. It was Thursday night-the night be. fore pay-day-and the copy-reader sighed regrstfully as he huaded the boy is last dollar bill and had him bringj offee, toast and a beef sandwieh. These articles are usually procured in the Park row restanrant whoes decor. I tonsa uist of framed Scriptural quo-- I taeton. Here cofee, toastand sand- -ich eat five cents eeeh, with ana addi- I tional nickel deposit on the tin pail in which the cofee cones. The boy was gone a full half hour I sadthe copy reader was beginaingto I orryover the psiblity df the boy I hbaving"blown in" the dollar when the I little fellow retumrned. He was fairly stagger n mder a beg tray load of dishes covered with a --eramy white napkin. Instead of usual tin pail tullof the miast eaof*i se, suar eand mik, thberse wmas a silver plated eaofee pot a bowl et lamp sugar* with tongs and littla piteher ci dm* Thes were amm I na·pkia s a lver plate of toast buttsod sad eat n small triangular ploece Tohe sos ich was a delesete, enpeadva ersetola withth bead enat o thin as paper eat the edges trimmed. This losad t paesd besame his half faitting T viaim kl netr a profna aqabut he galped dows enough bad words to destroy coa ta ly what little appetit he Ld lh There was no change, ad as the copy rader, who lives in Brooklyn, tresp am the brlgead ibna te tad 3a.m. beeeuyas he vowesd apentm ea something to esi womId has USEFUL AND SUGGESTIVE. -Wash hair brushes in soda-wae and new in soap. Pt in the air t dry. -To preserve rose leaves, they must be taken from the bush hen fresh anad laid i the hot sn to dry. Afster - comlng thoroughly dry they shaould be placed In a jar and well sprinkled with salt. Then add any spices you choose. -N. Y. World. -Smoked or dried halibut is a vey aloe relishfor tea in hot weather. It is usually sicad or shredded in long strips and arranged nicely on a platter. The dried or salt-cured halibut is some times heated upon the gridirod. But it s usually eaten uncooked. -Washing Colored usllnas-Colored muslias should be washed he a lather of cold water. Never put them in warm water, not even to rinse them. If the muslin ahould be green, add a little vinegar to the water; if lilae, a little ammonia, and if black, a little salt Ladies Home Journal. -Baked Apple Cstard.-Take three quarts of steWed apples and mash them with a spoon through a colande; add one pound of sugar, four or sin eggs, one teacupful of melted butter, twe lemons, the Jules and pulp Mix theb well. Have the pie pmas filled with pastry and put the custard In. Bake slowly.-Boston Budget Doughaut.--One egg, oee csp of sugar, one esp of not too so milk, three tablepoonfuls of melted butter, one teaspoonful soda, aflour to mask the right thickness. Knead into a reound maes; put beak in dish (I use a two. quart basin); let risae four or ave hours, and then roll out and fry in hot lard, or (what is better hn smmer) ones-hll lard sad one-half suet tallow.-Detrltt Free Press. + . -Georgia Boiled lies.-After wash. ig the rice pt it over the fire plety of actually iling, salted water, and boil it fest twelve minutes; then drain of all the water, place the saucepan containinag th rice either in the oven or on a brick upon the beek of the stove, and let it steam for ten minutes longer, or until it is tender as drable; every grain will be distinct and the rile quite free from moisture.-Ohio Farmer. -Among the daintiest chocolate sets are the tall, slender pichers with covess, which are accompanied by a little cream jur and sugar bowl and twelve small, slender caps. These are fouand in French china, in eream-white with Ir regular scalloped decorations in dull gold. Sometimes there is a band of color inside the border or band, pricked out in an irygular beaded patters, knowsn as "i's eye" design by decor atom of China Still other sEt are scaettered with small roses or other lowerets in yellow or pink.-N. Y. Tribune. -Veal SBalop--Cho the remants of a cold veal roast very fine; place a a layer in the bottom of a pudding dish, season with pepper sad salt as may be needed; over these put powdered orack er or dried bread crumbs; moisten with some of the meat gravy or with milk. Continue this until the dish is full, finish with a thick layer of crambs, seasoned sad moistened with a couple of beaten eggs and milk. Strew bits of butter over the top, cover with a plate and set in the oven to bake. After twenty minutes remove the cover and brown the top. Enough stock, gravy or milk, should be added to prevent It from being too dry when it is done.--Orange Judd Farmer. THE PINEAPPLE CURL ls Is ,Very ediwr In EDe ese l s o the Three. Holy Writ tells us that the leaves of the trees are for the healing of the na tions It is also maintained that, ii people would confne themselves to a fruit diet, they would live a great deal longer and die a great deal happier. This bit of theorizing comes up mannt the use of trait, which probably saved one persmona good deal of suffering. A lady who has for years been subject to serious throat difficulty took a heavy cold, with the usual unpleasant symp toms, and a very distressiad recurreane of the thrmat trouble ensued. During a drive, her condition became moat un comfortable, to say the least, with con stant Irritation, coughtng and severe pain A halt at the grocer's was re quested, andapinapple was purchased. Arrived home, the pineaspple was disseted almot imamediately, and at least ooe-thhd was eaten by the atfict. ed lady. The remsult was ustonlshlng to those not iamilar with the aetion of this fruit on t throat. Almost in stantly th unfavorable symptoms had dimppeared, the eoughing was at an end, ad in half hour thee was not the slightest Itedlstom of what a few houras before had aa premonition of serious cold A-meof the fsmily, who had been muh abmnoyed by a slight old with some rItaton and indic tions of toslitis, was mlamediately re lived by a slie of this delicaous rit The virtues and euative qualities of the plapple se but Imperfectly an deratood. All persons whsuereither from ate or ehronic aeetons of the threst wil do well tao eperiment, as the emedy ertainly has the merit of simplielty, inaepenrsieuses and agree abe ste--li '. .Lega. Tertase ci the Lamlests. Per is, a Atheuia artist, made a Irightdl istrument oi tortre for Ph lars atyrnt of Agrlgeatm, 1r Wc. It was alled th Brainn Bul, ad had a optaing i tim sd where th mvie te were put i, after whih they were i.se . death by a re kindlet be meth. It is taM that the tyrant ought a well o that h esried the maLer to be th Mt asureer, so that h mgt see how It worked, ? r-w*** >*ea or Pheuris him. set we rweasted by hss aggsrnd and Indignant eabjeelt, witch was a sktrl ing ensmpl- o' pe" e s" tle.-dao. -ph Ye~u Perts *() yo hi*that since I had Ia sa1ettn of the brain g amemory has sau d~ I. For instatma, "is· ipoev ;il4