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VOLUME V. LAKE PROVIDENCE, EAST CARROLL PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 18992.
THE OLD PIONEER. mi tels settlers' meeti, di4d s sayf Yes, begs, I hink ru no. I q tI'd like to alk of th G Ol l IC days or lrtr rahi yatesac; the '7h 5 tbhirty- srace I left the east at ame B away out west; I was a yo ma i those ays and my bealm lo wa a theo best I bought my J ta st government prie, tan set ti dowa to stay. Hasted some logs from the timber, seven or eight mBes away; ae And built me a little cabin with windows look ing s oth. A fre-pis sand a chimney, with a great wle- th opem mouth. sel Swant to see that bia, you an walk out ha to my farma; t ads a trifa aie-ways at the corner of the ftr bm Ti ered with prairie-hay to keepout rain th Ahd wow; And ueis for a chicken shed a dosen years or so. mi ISe root is baat in the middle, the lmmey flast on thegrouad; R'he door ereaks on the hinges, as1 loosely w swimg around; th The poor old empty hovel, so lonesome aad for- 1 lorn, Doesn't look like the cozy house where all my boys were born. m eo We built the new one long ago. east of that in heavy grove, I planted every one of the trees and every one I love; p1 *aple sad willow and cotton-wood; poplar and to uas ad ple; Dsn't you se what a forest I've rasid for me sand mna P fr From my open door in the spr.ngtime you'I kt beay the planter's click, .ton ca scarcely count the houses, the meigh bors are so thick; o A eA e of teams are working in the level fields uI 1 below; bledn't look like that, my boys, thirty years ago. ull the prairie was pasture then, you could a scarcely see a house: in I've traveled miles aad miles at night, after my truant sews. All the prairie was pasture, but they wasdered to far away; Strange that. with feed soplesty, the reatures wished to stray: There wasn't a sign of a village at the foot of yonder hill; A winding road ran over it-I've followed It oft to mill; It twisted and tined away from aloughs to go around the ridge, had when we came to the "Wapele"--we crossed it without a bridga I was glad to see our busy town grow proudly up, of course: And glad to see our da1ly asll brought in by an iron horse. 2 know, when the market Is nearer, it helps us to save the dimes; Zt once in swhle I long to go bek to the good ISreagers heve come among us! The're wel come, to be sea; Primedsip is salways vamhmMble it leuine sad But ime by one our early freats are leavi bus every year. Sad we miss the genial fellowshipef the sturdy A teal 'Old Settlers' Meetinglt" Glet aemy hat and mane; MU a pity that my rheumatism sakes me a b tfee lame. b 'The strongest feature of old age 1 that of "going slow," But sover mind, I'm thankful that I still have tl streamtho go Im -ems Egglesoe, ito estersn RuraL. e ' ' -- I AID one of at groip of tele- t graph opera, I toar, when it case his turn to tell a I story: "In my early experience with the telegraph business, I was located outI a place called Medicine Hat, a i smal grooup of shanties on the North- 1 era Pacifi railroad, a opdrator, ticket agealt and express agent. Medicine Soual bea cl ed aspng the towns I thirt miles fnros nowhere. hstliWle beslaes wier daoe was on mensot al a Iiagillage aome thirty o ms back ithe naeountains.e The entire pop "atiS of Medicine Hastcold hae beu easly crowded into te little vrl lage station. "ho sght, after a day of the most malky watbefo I had experienced for the i& etaaied ya t m oce ea u t tedl trainas. A con rolI u r, accompas, ld by tuing i the dlA teas, warem d me of mu aPlrosching stem. '1 fretted mad stard, s I watde to get to my bording shaenty, sbout a quarter o semile up the coua iry need, before -t storm broke. I wae easaing back i my chair Pamusg ,over the s·et that had brought me whim saddeulyv roioebro ke upaq 'Glsaota up I saw a huge revolver pef*sie through the little window ia th wD through which I ead tickets, n hind It a weird amk with tMi ble Mming eyes. In endeavring to kro ,my Ls stra s the e.gr of my wi Seaal my oud, hamk Sa u ed ovr me with a WIb stat hegSItuoS at main odie in w hich was loceated the train runnel of the division. At fre quent intervals sharp cracks of light ning would reecho through the room as they struck the arrester on the switch. Po But the man worked on totally oblivr ous of his surroundings. "Suddenly I caught the drift of what we h was sending out ovex the wire, and w was horrified to learn that he was try- yo ing to manipulate the train orders so as to cause a wreck. Trains No. 47 and 48 passed each other about Ave miles up eil the road from my station and he was a sending out orders with a cool, steady an hand to train 47 to take a siding about KI ten miles east of Medicine Hat and to t train 48 to pass 47 at the regular place. st These orders would have thrown tii the two trains, which were heavily laden with passengers and express is matter, together very near my station. Is "I could easily hear the sounder, and r from his orders knew the would-be ki wrecker was an expert telegrapher and tb thoroughly familiar with train run- t' ning. Every now and then the wrecker a would raise his hand from the key as a of more severe stroke of lightning would come in over the wire, but he was too in intent upon his deadly work to desist. Cu "The tramp of heavy boots on the m platform outside told me that the con- m templated wreck was an organised e scheme for robbing the express com- cc pany and passengers. Muttered curses tr frequently came from the man at the t1 key as his plans for wrecking the train would meet with obstacles in the shape ,v of pertinent questions from operators c up the line, who wouldn't follow the a, new order of things without fully uu derstanding their import. i "My mind was in a horrible whirl al and I frequently strained at my bind- . ings to get my hands loose, but sa v age curse from my guard warned me to be careful or my life would not be , worth much. On oaccount of the trains I I. i . " HOLD UP yOUK SKAtxns being behind time I knew they would be pushed to their utmost speed by the c engineers, and if they came together, the wreck would be a horrible one. "The storm continued to increase in force, and peal after peal of thunder re echoed over and above the little sta tion. Still the wrecker at the key kept steadily at work weaving his web of destruction. Suddenly he called out in a voices of mingled satisfaetion and devilish glee: "'Ah! that fxes the matter all right. Forty-seven has signed the orders at the water tank, and in ten minuates they'll go together. Tell the men to spread out up--' "He never finished the sentence. A blinding lash at the switehbord. a shriek from the wrecker and the ecose appeared to be one mass of lame My guard rushed from the building, and with a mighty effort I wrenched my hands free and pulled myself through the door. The little station was as dry as tinder, the oil from the train men's lamps added to the combustible nature of its make-up, and in a moment flames were breaking out in every part. "With loud cries several of the wrecker's confederates dashed toward the little room to pull their leader out, but the heat drove them back; and as Svoices were heard up the country road Scoming toward the station they all di appeared in the darkness "A man named 'Humpy' Logan un tied my legs, as my hands were useless on account of the great numbness oc casioned by the tightness of the thons, and I quickly explained the situation to him. He hunted up a lamp and dashed down the track and around the curve in one direction, wbile I swung the lantern upon the train coming Sdown the straight piece of track to the ! station in the other direction. "My lantern was not seen.by the en gitaneer, but the burning station acted' as a danger signal and the trin drew Suap at the station, the engineer totally ignorat of the danger they were escap ing and only intent upon helpins to I saubdue the fLames S"Twenty-Ave words explained the situation to the engineer sand a gup and as train 47 slOwly rounde the curve fromthe easts sba ntlatng my r story, the organitsaon of a rae Qa meeting there and then would hae Sbean neasy matter. , 'The ergileers of both trainsm with n their oneductort held a eenmlteatln ,l ad a4 Anally bseed to*the nudisng, iflowed by 4, and the tangle was "I traightened 'et S'The nest day the esalmesf the w e)-- wreeker wer Beod inO the Seesipesy's phyale, ss holg n agtss, elade ta the ss bha.n wml y) bien stmmd hy the IIhblnS Sere ld thbe eara osinaW P ad "I, ol may espwLaemee*16iki ----n St we the loleau belt that evr I t w themandm* he *- .1 e pseple thm tn Irdsns were 7. Ilesdttdy lauth. ag desi a that (r errible esit' l-washington a meant homen.." B oa wy-B ly ie---*Tbe lneus on -s ke*d the eStrLtemspe b.rJ h~ Wiwr FOREIGN GO881P. cm orj -The house in which Christopher the Columbus once lived, in Via Dritto, at G Ponticello, is being restored. It will mil be provided with a Latin inscription to dre the effect that "no house is more p worthy of note than this, within whose for wails Christopher Columbus passed his wil yoeth." hoi --The days of the giraffe are num- 6 bered. Where herds of seventy or wb eighty could be easily found ten years tht ago, nowadays nineteen is considered pit an unusually large number to find. the Khama, an African chieftain, has taken bic the giraffe under his protection and is bei striving to preserve it from entire en- gri tnction. -The work of installing the Jewish hat immigrants in the Argentine republic for is being actively carried on. A branch ne: railway is being constructed to what is cal known as the Maurice colony, where Tb the Hebrews are being established, and ire two hundred families are comfortably sea settled and engaged in the cultivation he of the soil. f -The mysterious subject of hypnotic Wi influence has been agitating society in f Calcutta. A young government clerk made several attempts recently to get bu married to the girl of his choice, but s each time he was mysteriously over come at the altar and thrown into a trance of stupor. He has made no less th than six attempts, failing each time to -In the winter in Norway all the al veh!cles are sledges-the carriages, wl cabs, carts and even the perambulators are on runners. Outside the town, Pe where the road is not trodden hard, it is impossible to walk without the snow shoes of the country. These are called OP "ski." and are long wooden planks, measuring nearly nine feet for a full grown man. The wood for ski is not sawn, but split with the grain, so that they never break and can bear a tre mendous strain. -A notion said to be prevalent in London is that of temporarily ex- he banging cooks-a sort of progressive a housekeeping, as it were. Just what benefit accrues is not stated, unless it is to indulge for a month in delicious en- 1o trees at the expense of poor sauces, while your-friend with your treasure is undergoing a vice versa experience. s Naturally such exchanges must be car tied on between establishments con ducted on the same plan, or trouble will promptly begin on reinstatement. i -Women are not permitted to sit in t the body of the Temple church of Lon don, beeause many hundreds of years a ago the seats were reserved for the monkish knights, for whom the church was erected. Another story, illustrat- a ing the tenacity of custom in European t communities, is that of the sentinel at a certain point in a public garden in l London. Nobody knew why he was i stationed at that particular point until f, some one, delving in old records, dis- t1 covered that generations before a sen- b tinel had been placed there to warn h people of a newly-painted bench. -An interesting discovery has been V made in a deep railway cutting at An- e dresy, near Parts, France, where the t workmen ran upon a huge Merovingian o cemetery of the sixteenth century. As , manyr a six hundred tombs have already a been uncovered, yielding a hitherto un- c heard of mass of carved sarcophagi, a knives, spears, vases, ornaments and a pottery of unique shapes and styles of decoration. It is recalled now that the ] tiny hamlet of Andresy, in the genera- I tion succeeding the introduction of f Christianity, was an important mis- a sionary center.-Philadelphia Ledger. g LORDS OF THE PAMPAS. a Habits of the Seath Amerlean Gauche., I Who Livea the Saddle. There is no being, perhaps, who leads c a wilder life than the herdsman of the 1 t pampas or vast plains of Argentina, i L Uruguay, and Paraguay, and the state 1 of Rio Grand do Sul in Brazil. His'do- 1 d main stretches from the mouth of the Rio de la Plata to the foot of the snow I capped Andes, and has been appropri d ately likened to a vast se of level coun- l try. The gaucho has Spanish blood in his reins, and has a splendid physique, a which is displayed to the finest advan tage on horseback. He is almost free of allegiance to anyone. By turns Sherdsman and breeder, he may sell his land to any of the states that border on the pampas. He is a born ighter and his red poncho or eloak is known to and feared by all SHis hut is built of the stalks of giant thistles which cover the plains at cer tain seasons of the year. Sometimes the building is merely a roofless inclo sure surrounded with hedges of eacti, which serves to keep out the gaucho's Lfiercest enemy, the Penhuenches or pampas Indian. The usual dress oaf the gaucho is a white shirt, wide tron arsm, well laced, a rich poncho over his ashoulders, boots of polished leather P with enormous spars, and a widea Sbrimmed hat with a fantastie band. SIn his haad he invariably carries a Srbeaque, or eattle whip of cowhide, Swith a bandle of massive silver to en able him to gain a rarmer grip. This is the well-to-do gaucho's attirfe. No t al esm aod it bit all asptre to it Likse the ndian, the gamehores to ' live mosat of the time on horsebsek. His as saddle tIm is his pllnow and his poacho SHis shilrerse arq left to swIng from a the mrt Moh emhMttaclesed hut I an ad odb-looking eradle of ballock's hIie a Li tar emsa of the eradle amr ad drawn together by strips of the hida. as somo as ts eh esan walk hi Ess,)h . with All thnroh us ct the hata figures In the gaee's exis t n ea. He wese It a u si at ia tl essadisqhhektou5tMt. His chil I is t ts rt ialmost bsfre eleaIs *o wak.. As he goets o r his prinel *t pal emussesems se* teaming seroeims Ion a menero main et SEPanishand atin wat edts n the seath m - - ap6 b 'eh. t reioMus te 4it avmasmans m qt abash aerP gaueho hut may befound a small image N or picture given to the owner by one of the priests of Mendoza or Cordoba. Gauchos will carry their ofapring for It miles across the pampas, and face the 3j dreaded pampero, or cyclone, of the w plains, in order to have their little ones the formally baptized. In like manner they twi will earry their dea4 strapped across a bet horse for burial in consecrated ground. th Sir Francis Head, a famous traveler th, who spent a great deal of time among fnl them, pays tribute to their genine ho sill pitality. In the summer time, when wiI their huts are infested with fleas and sil binchuchas, or bugs as big as black the beetles, the entire family sleep on the br grs in front of their hut-. go When a traveler arrives at a gaucho str habitation after bedtime the custom is tie for him to throw his saddle, or recado, we next to one of the sleepers. All that he g can see is a lot of bare feet and ankles. I The guest's supper is cooked on a big th, iron spit, and he is cordially invited to Pa seat himself on the skeleton of a horse's head to enjoy it. The members of the wk family sit around on similar stools and, with long knives, cut large mouthfuls an from the roasted haunch.. h The hut is lighted by a lamp made of spi bullock's tallow, and the visitor can an see his bridles, spurs, and lassos hung Gr from pegs of bone on the walls. The al free and easy life seems to agree with th the children, who are plump, good-na'- le tured, and black-eyed. a They do not bother their heads much a about clothing, and playfully fight wj while they eat. Meanwhile, the fowl co perched in a corner, looks down upon the diners. The gancho never turns a wayfarer from his humble hut, and is open-handed in his hospitality. His bi endurance is wonderfuL He will ride or thirty leagues a day without showing he fatigue, and will brand cattle from asun- a rise to sunset without eating a mouth- In ful of food. p Occasionally after nightfall he will sh ride to some lonely pulperia, or drink- e ing shop, to pass away a few , hours with boom companions. Music g and dancing are always furnished ' by the proprietor. It is at these fan- w dangoes that a hot word or jealous b look will bring two gauchos face to m face with the ever-ready knife drawn. a When these 'lances are most unre strained it is not unusal for two tt swarthy rivals to sing verses about el each other to the secompaniment of a CC guitar, while a crowd of their oompan- it ions form a circle around the wall of e] the drinking place. s The spectators vigorously applaud ly each hit made by the contestants as o verse follows verse. The ringers drink a can, a native wine, until it afects one 1 of them so much that he resorts to bit- a ter taunts, which are replied to in the n same spirit- The inevitable row fol- 4 lows. Each rival draws his knife. It a is then war to the death. And some h 1 friend of the one who is killed earries ij the dead man, strapped to his horses ac back, acroes the pampas to his late b home. The gaucho dearly loves his horse. n d When he wants to mount he places one d end of his lance oh the ground beside b e the animal, catches the weapon with t n one hand at a point above his head, and v a with a dexterous spring seats himself a Y securely on his horse's back. He will a Selutch the main of a galloping steed Ii , and land on his back with the ease of t San acrobat. t d Every once in awhile the pampas t e Indians swoop down on the gaucho a - huts in the absence of their owners, set d fire to the stockades, and massacre the ' women and children. When the r. gauchos return they organize a hunt for vengeance, and in turn spare not the Indian women or children. The country over which the gaucho I s, holds sway vis made up of groves of palms of countless species, miles of Is clover and cacti, towering thistles and I Le bowers of great beauty and infinite vsa t, riety. Above is a soft sky, and the at e mosphere is so pure that malaria is un I know.-Cincinnati Commercial Gazette SWISS NOBILITY. 1- neles ol Former Days Is That Lite Re I is A few years sago the question wuas e, asked: "Does nobility still .exist in a- Switzerland?" And no one was able to e answer it. Of all the thousands of En s glish folk who haunt the Swiss hotels, is in summer, not one it would seem, had n inquired whether that Rudolph von d Erlaeh, whose equestrian statue they ad must have seen, hasany livingdeseend ants; not one had even heard of the at Barnese 'nobility-. noblese which P holds- itself so high that it thinks but s slightly of the Britih legaton. .- Yet from the Jura to the Lugano ti, there is hardly a canton-here Is 's perhaps no canton--in which noble r families are not to be found. Some of of these, sueach as the Plantas and the Buols a- of the Graubunden, have turned their s energy into modern channels, and made or their fortunes, like the Haausers or the a ellers, out of the English and the d Amaerican tourist Others, like the Ven a Allmem, have sunk into a humbler i, rank.. Butthe greater part remasin Sstatu quno, still enajoyig. in the towns or in the country, a socil pretle'that . varies with their walth and their in to Fcr, from the very nstre of the ha case, all Swiss nobilityj is mos or less he ancient, sad is, therede still remear able in a repablk which has not yet n cast ao all reaireas for histori an tradition. The Vaai, for .dastaes e. contains a avery e~t isoMle re some of whes, a the De Uslf ms sad is. the be Coatrix, ber I~tin amus, his whether or oat they claim a Born. ds oset seat And a r easadeeat smeedaly fs is claimek b the ormsss sily of Ir. Leatuin, whe shalthee thomesives to al that mats Illstrin hnemtme tha Gems i/ Aoraesl. as In a omghsseuat. nation like the ml- Swiss the feastalne ot hmoar hme bes a Nmeraoes Some . the obilty ewre teir distiletma i the egie or to es the daues of Anstrla; nae to othe*s ml- of Zahbrake, the iommuder of oars s, iad Frlbaert sm to the tlhes of ll- Uuagpadyq ; su who were ugsmetan , er i tothe q su tglarea sa..m se of ttem sm U5Sa 4W.. 5V *ea 9 ubaPin Ul 1r~Jeuu~-Ti hs - N THE DAYS OP HOMESPUN. our Onmadenbes sp;s ;ad wvoe sad - Knit sad xeoed sad bmbreedMred. In the days of homespun our ounces lag a~ lint cotton, or a bhlf pound of lock do wool, was a day' stint in splania, - though a clever spinner could easily do Mal twice as mueh. Wool was often colored ab before spinning-dyed black or red, __ then carded with white. The resultant em thread, steel or red mixed, was wondere fully soft and harmonious in color. Old Sea silk carefully raveled, then carded it. with whito wool or cotton, made the silk mixed that was such a favorite for m the long stockings worn with knee breeches, as well as for homespun ail gowns. They were woven in checks, tee stripes and cloudings One of the pret- w tiest was dice-cloth--a kind of basket weave, of alternate white and black or b gray threads, thirteen to the group. - It was troublesome to weave - a at thread too many made a balk in the pattern. Children and servants had simple cheeks in blue, or copperas and ml white. Linseys for winter wear were gorgeous in green and searlet and black and blue. Dyeing was part of the th home work, as well as weaving and spinning. From walnut hulls, bark and root same twentyshades of brown. w Green walnuts and sumach berries gave a beautiful fast black that did not stain bc the wearer. Hickory bark or peeach " leaves gave a glowing yellow; swamp an maple, a blackish purple; sugar neaple, a light leather tint, and oak bark set with copperas, a handsome grayish pr color. In fact, the skilled dyer could get twenty colors from the woods and ho fields, Except for flannels, earpets and th blankets, the warp was usually of Sa to or cotton. A very pretty carpet had to half the warp of coarse wool doubled- w a strand of green and one of brown. l In weaving, when the woof came up- w permost, a very coarse wool thread was w shot in. When tbp cotton came up a re very fine thread caught and held it al- - most invisibly. Beaten up thick, the efect was that of a mosesy, clouded si Turkey fabric. Other carpets were it woven in stripes or plain, like web- a bing, the woolen woof threads passing t over and under the cotton warp, two at bi a time. a Size was estimated by the number of w threads that laid side by side, made e cloth the regulation yard wide. The a coarsest was four hundred. From that & it went up and up with hardly a limit d except that of the spinner's skill v and patience. There was scares- f Sly .anything they couldn't weave p on the looms-Jersey and sergea. c and cotton and linsey, house linen, bed fi C linen, blankets and counterpanes. The - counterpane was homespun high-water e mark. Woolen ones had usuly the b figure in colors skipped up on a white o tor blue ground. Those of cotton were h e left white and bleached till they dea Sled the eyes. Of some easy pater a a clever woman could weave eight yards 1 s ina day. a Of honeycomb, huaeabbok and dia t %. mood diaper three yards was a good s e day's work. Fancy patterns were more t e tedious. The crown of skill and pa h tience was knotted cloth. The weave d was perfectly plain, but at intervals of an inch a big soft cord waswoven in 11 and pulled up in little knots all along d its length. Over the body of the cloth of they formed regular diamonds. For the center they made an elaborate a '5 besque design. Down one side of the 0 spread the maker generally drew them up to shape her initials, with either the b date of making in Roman letters, or her 0 husband's name opposite. at There was room, and to spare. Beds, t in those days, stood four feet from the floor. Counterpanes were three yards 'o by four, without the fringe, which was I either woven with dates and initials ia f the deep open heading or knitted in Id open losenge pattern to which deep tae a- sels were attached. It fell over a val - nce, also homespup, and was either s- fringed or edged with netted points at the bottom. Weaving was not the sum of house wifery in that era. The good dames knew as much of embroidery as their Sfat ord greatgrand-daughters. One of them has leftbehind her a monumental a piece of work, in which esn be found an l lees than nineteen difearent stitches4 many of them among the rarest and Smost difcult known. A piece of work Ssomewhat similar is a stufed counma Serpane. The fabr-alsoho humesp Slinen-is taken double and stitched y into. Lowers ad leaves with coarse d* linen thread. Then, through slits in e the undr side, the fgues were stafed b with lint cotton, the medallion center at nd the stemless res standing sabove ' the plain sIfae. o * The nettnlg needle an stirrup Alled isup many a day. The bed was thepiece le de reaistasne in furnishing thea. It of was a t foposter, and, beie la counterpane and valasne, had netted ir ertains and netted points edgiag the de long pillow sad B e casesa Win he dew eurtais were naetted, to, beedes be g fao tinges fr all kinds of ao artilets. In particular the Lr "toilets" thast fell over the rhigh. aque in buraemas nd often a netted fall hslf a as yard deep aroud tanm. In uIditi st cap, rfles, parses and iehus were n- nett. The latter were salted dess haadlearehleis, ad feLedA high t' aboat the tireat ow the low ws out gowns. Oa them te net' or. ter lavibhed her whoheet art. t Sometismes tih ak~s wasa aS weamet do s bo"lt Netted eapes weare high *sa , i hr, but the qgnse mih lhg ends a, ~wrpasoumessbmter s bren gi ad Someatmens they hid laga w tassnk m. haeoutheeS, r - a wqi e 1 dthe 1- Ist with a rwr ptestu rum ia Te Sas.a....t , plIu w aserMi ap. n -ar *f ae that *s wet staI eeth - the FreshlureM ragpetat sea . The weamss wk - thsmrto we made fats , wasn, etosh ngs, a-mi tO tame, rsfesse owemlsss, nea - -s gsas gesept assa7y we ees tofahe lterslr weihalods e of er ls i atimhtle snpstemis -b Ibd4im~sbmupm~ rr~LmmpW.1w· DOMESTIC CONOERNW . -Craude o is ecelleat to wipe ts -a woodwork and furniture with, aecid Be lug to a painter. Wipe of with solan r eloth. ahoe -Cannelon: Mince and mseasn with E salt and pepper. Add abeate egg o ad about one-half as much fine bsed that crumbs as there is mat. Make moist the enough with gravy to shape inte a roll, and bake oae-half hour in the oven H Serve with tomato macepouted aroand - it.--Good Housekeeping. bd; -DutcheesPolitoes: Take two eupse Bad mashed potatoes, add a gill of hot milk l and a tablespoonful of butter, season dot with salt and pepper. Beat the pots- - toes rapidly until they are perfectly aon white and light. Then form them Into Swi little balls; stand them in a greased don baking-pan, brush them over with milk, as I brown in the oven and serve immedi- - ately.-N. Y. World. he -To Can Quinees: Allow just as If many tart apples as you have quines; wit rub the down off, peel, quarter and core you the quinces, cook in cold water until - tender, prepare the apples, and weigh wit them and the cooked quinces together. chli Make a sirup with the juice the quinces do were cooked in, and half a pound of my sugar to each pound of ftrit When Oce hot, put in 'and cook slowly, until the - apples are tender; then dip into cans "It and seal. Save the cc-es and peelings Ion to make jelly oL-Housekeeper. sw -Most housekeepers keep themselves asP provided with rubber gloves, to protect He the hands while engaged in any light - housework. A woman who used hers ate to wash dishes in was chagrined to And fro that a pair of the best would last only eel ten days or a fortnight. The dealer Gd told her that it was the grease in the iee water, which ate through the rubber - like an acid. She was careaful after- al ward to use one of the mop disheloths it' with wooden handles, and her gloves e~ resumed their former period of service tu -N. Y. Times. -Premssed Chicken: Take a ordinary sized dhicken, and after dressing it boil it in jast enough water to cover it well, to until It is thoroughly done. Theb take f the skin off nd pick the meat from the of bones, eeping the white and dark meat separate. Chop the meat fine, msese it with salt and pepper sad pett itnto a , erock or any sort of mold, petting Arat a layer of white and them a layer o dark meat until it is l used. BDo he do~rn the water in which the ehieke o was cooked until it makes a samlleup fal. Pour this over the ehieken adf put a weight on it. When is cold t isreadyto serveIn sia es. This is anm i for lunches or for cold meat for supper. -Demorest's Magasine. -Sun Preserved Fruits: For straw berries, sprinkle a scant pint of sugar over a.pint of the berries after they are hulled and placed on shallow plates or platters. Setthem in the hot sea and cover with glass or etting. At night h keep up the drying by placing them in a warm, but not ho ot, stove oven. In two or three days the juice will have Sstiftened and the fruit bsome pse tically dried and transparent. They may now be placed away in glas bot s tles or in self-sealing jars and kalt for winter use. Blackberries, raspberries e cherries, etc., are all said tobe nie if g dried in this way and are thosght by many to be more delicate than the r cannMed or cooked ones-Orange Budd Farmer. --Clear Soup: Five pounds lean mgeat eut from the lower part of the round, five quarts cold water. Bring to a boll very slowly and skim carefully for the frst one or two hours. A little salt w il help the scum to rise. et it shia mbr slowly from eight to ten hours. About two hours before stainag a one onion, one carrot, a ltte pamaley~ and celery tap, all t a small pieces Six whole cloves. stlckof elnnmasm and three whole alspiee. Salt sad pepper to taste. Straln throughaeheeseseloth, r set in a colander and letit itand all t night and skim all the fat o1 carefully > in the morning. If there is a bmein the meat do not let the batcher esaek it or it will make the soup muddy. This s quantity may be used for two dinners. I --4d Homestead. Drylag EseereaL. 4 The drying of the meorm l is the id mostditficult and delicate part of theo k I manufacture, ad depends mneh on the - stats of the atmospebse. It Is Sttdried a intheopen air, whetherin the sn or I id shade, depeadinr on the tasperatureI s and dryness of the atmosphere, perhaps in from half an hour to three hos The ed time so depends somewhat a thesise er of the maronL It is then arriedto e close, damp roem to rest, where it re mains, perhaps, twenaty-four hours. If ed theroomisnotf samently damp. It mut 00 be kept so by artiSela me--by It small steam Jets or by the evaporatiosn s of water. It is sometimes covered with cloths during this stage to prent too be rapid drying. This rest is a retarding in- process, and is intended to prevent the as snrfsce of the acaromal from drying of too hfat,or asfastas it naturalywold, he and to allow the interior to harden. If r the macaronmi is not put to rest at th a stage, It is liable to eramble or split m When poperly rested, te ceamdg " stages of drylg procee witoutbtdi * feulty.-D-les'a Msagins. t One who was e4tS d er pety S - . bg ~. w ell, th -sssn. agg tr ot Tr lleg',~ sana eb ms g I l tes !th .,he water wasi as -Adi-g =e t d MeO atti ," Ise so net o ams"i-d, wh a ae h. q*haitlyr ta ·pteM wi ts * . I e ar w ber "E wleat~ . th etr wihssUe I rseMalintased eg,. the war timep swq 5 mee PITH ANlD POINT. --hMeLly-'" have been so year lses that I woeld have sold my sl Sr quarter." Cynus - '"That showed a s arp busitess sense."-N. Y. -.he-"Darling, do you doubt me that you hat to have me go away to the seashore He-"No, that's not it -bet Pm not sure of myself "-N. Y. Herald. -Young Mother (prodly)--"Every body asys the baby looks like ea" Bahelor Brother (amassd)-"'the spte ful things don't my that to your-db do they?"-.N. Y. Weekly. -"I have just gained your mother's eonsent, Clara dear." "But, Mr. Swift, I am so young, I-really---' "I don't think it will make say dierence, as I am to be your stepfather." -"The trouble with Tompy is that he is shallow." "Tonpy? Nousence. If you had ever tried to 1ll Tompy with ehazppaign you'd have changed your mind about that"-Truth. -"Hello, Jones, what are you doing with your cost buttoned up to your chin? Are you sick?" Jones-"Hush, don't mention it; I have on a tie that my wife selected." - Chicago Inter Ocean. -"How did you like the comedy?" "It's better than any I've seen for a long time. My husband was so carried away with it that he failed to keep his appointment with the 'man.' --N. Y. Herald. -Mrs. Grley--"Our loeman Is very strong. He carried MO pounds iof I frn the street today clear into our eellar. Isn't that wonderful?" Mr. Grimley-"No, not if he weighed the Iee hhimselt"-Boston News. -Ethel-"Every time Mr. Doadly calls papa is nclined to make light of it" Her Mamm-"Yes; and, on the contrry, I notice you are inclined to turn down the gas I rather prefer your fathe's way."-Boston Post. -"You should always weigh your words," sid the lady who lives in Boe ton. "I suppose so" replied her brother from the west, "bat I should think some of yours would require hay asles at the very least."-Washington Star i--Crdthers--" m tafd she's been emagsd before'" Waite--"What makes yoWak so"rr Cuther-"-Beauase I gave her the rlng a week ago sad she hasn't tried to wits her nama n a psne of gIls with it.yet"-N. Y. Herald. -"So you have tramped all the way from New York?' "Yes, ekr." '"noldn't you get e$aaent there?" "No. I came pretty sear basing a place in a lowery restaurant." "Whatprevented yea?" "I couldn't lern thelangwsge." -Washigton Stsr. r -Needed Cheerlag - Husband - S"Semlkesoa's wife is away, and I'm go r ing over there this evening to heoer him au" Wif-"Why don't yaou bring him here?" H1sband-"We--erg-I'm Snot feeling ver well, and peed a little Sheering up myselt" -t Ma obby's papa Is the happy owner a ad atching =amehis The other day a the former was watching a dcsk eayr býeaking Its way ,through the 411, he inquired: "I see how he gets ot, bat how ever did he Sgo to wrk to get inr . S-She was from Boston. She re emarked proedly: "NO member of my family was ever known to break his word." "No," replied he husband. "lthonghesos of the words were big ' enough to stand breakting several Stlnaes."-Weabiagton Star. t -Asat-'*r'm sorry to my, In;. tht another genuine ooem gotin by r . ah thsstanoth." Magazine Editor - -"H4eavesl Y~'re md to my it Any news tehm oe r readers?'?" As ist boy m t desth and sint pretateds Sasby tho.dol.-Atl a ant COeti S-lady (meeting little boy who is ,aryin)-"What is the -matmtr, little l boy?' Little .-"-ly metha whipped ly me this morningt 'aue Id aidn't eep n my temper, and now my teache ast it whipped etesuse I didn't get rid of it, I sad I dea't know wha to a hool . SAM'S ALTERNATIVE. Mew a Vat autks 3as Menret see SA pmomt setom ad s few seasonable Swods astthae bgnans t yyoeng ma's ed eareer site prodne a lstlnge ftc on or ki ter 111 · Many years ago, when e Samuel PhlMIps, of Andover, Ma.,. pe afterwad l ieatasnatoveror of the h state, was a sden t at Harvird eaol so bege, owing to so.cebcyIsh freak he left to the lege a weat home - His father, a gave a, of sund I mlnd, strict jndgmeot ad few wods, at was greatly drtbeadby th seeming by Iaek of stabltyghs inh s sh.mater. SAfter learnang the facs he deferred th eupslarslag any opino antil the next na At breakfast he said, adireians his a "*My dear, bnae yen anmy loth in the Id, 1ees thatwM ledbltbieC rl9mahn i "Yea, inded," Is repted. it "We, sthk. sid tmhe id geatleman ag "yes may felaewme, my am." ll' As M y pa d the eom he retsered taeh "Whet e yaea goiag t-**k"O sreplS the eamatias . up to a b· ~'detls 'a m go. ad e ue U *8**f ** h- i lager soeir - aeI admitted that he " t ha Seselted ti feltew the blesiWh's at he .barb tha haabletr*oIo