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innnnrUewra, ; VOLUME V. LAKE PROVIDENCE, EAST CARROLL PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12% IW. 'A LESSON.IN DILIGENCE. Rev. T. DeWitt Tamage Ohooses a Humble Br~leot TO Teach a frsetest Lessee in Minees and rwseverase--The Zqsuestte. osee of tie Divime Meeehness. er Whleh Main i a ta t. .( following discourse was one ajm"i the many delivered by Rev T. De Wtitt Talmage during his preaching tour in England. The text is: The sp4de taketh bold with her heads and Sins king's places.-Proverlbs x.. a. Permitted as I was a few days ago to attend the meeting of the British Sd entie association, at Edinburgh, I found that no paper read had excited ..-T interest than that by Rev. Dr. McCook, of America, on the subject of spiders. It seans that my talented countryman, banished from his pulpit for a short time by ill-health, had in the fields and forests given himself to the study of insects. And surely if it is not beneath the dignity of God to make spiders, it is not beneath the dig nity of man to study them. We are all watching for phenomena. A sky full of stars shlningifrom Janu ary to Jastnary calls out not so many remarks as the blazing of one meteor. A whole flock of robins take not so much of our attention as ohe blunder ing bat darting into the window on a summer eve. Things of ordinary sound, and sight, and ooccurrence, fail to reach's, and yet no grasshopper ,ver springs up in our path, no moth ever dashes into the evening candle, no mote ever floats in the snabeam that pours through the crack of the window sbutter, no barnacle on ship's bhull, no burr on chestnut, no limpet clinging to a rock, no rind of an artichoke but would teach us a lesson it we were no so stupid. God in His Bible sets forth for our consideration the lily, and the snowflake, sad the locust, and the stork's nest, and the hind's foot, and the aurora borealis, and the ant hills. One of the sacred writers, sitting amid the mountains, sees a hind skipping over the rocks. The hind has such a peculiarly shaped foot that it can go over the steepest places without fall ing, and as the prophet looks upon that marking of the hind's foot on rocks, and thinks of the Divine care over him, He says "Thou makest my feet like hind's feet that I may walk on high places" And another sacred * writer sees the ostrich leaving its egg in the sand of the desert, and without any care of incubation, walk off; and the Scripture says that is like some parents, leaving their children without any wing of protection or care. In my text, inspiration opens before us the gate of a palace, pnd we are inducted amid the pomp of the throne and the courtier, and while we are lookli around on the magnificence, inspira tion points as to a spider plying its shuttle and weaving its net on the wall. It does not call us to regard the grand surroundings of- the palace, but to a solemn and earnest consideration of the fact that. "The spider t.keth hold with her hands, and is in kings' pal aces." It is not $r certain what was the particular species of insect spoken of in the text, but I shall proceed to learn from it the exquisiteness of the Divine mechanism. The king's c berlain comes into the palace and lodi round, and sees the spider on the wall, and says, "Away with that intruder," and the servant of Solomon's palace comes ' with his broom and dashes down the insecsot, saying: "What a loathsome thing it iF" But under microscopic in spection I find it more wondrous of constriction than the embroideries on the palace wall and the upholstery about the windows. All the machinery of the earth could not make anything so delicate and beautiful as the pre hensile with which that spider clutches its yVor as any of its eight eyes. We ot have to go so far up to see the power of God in the tapestry hang ing around the windows of Heaven, or in the horses or chariots of fre with which the dying dadeparts, or to look at the mountain swingilg out its sword-rm from under the mantle of darkness until it can strike with its selmetar of the lightning. I love bet- I tsr to study God in the shape of a fly's wing, in the formation of a fish's ea4y'li$ the snowy whiteness of a p t-i y. I love to track BHis footsteps iT ,aontain moss, and to hear His vo the ham of the rye-fields, and disovsr the rustle of His robe of light il the south wind. Oh! this wonder 4.Dvine sower that can build a hab So for God in an apple blossom, I 6 tune a bee's voloe until It is fit for the eternal orchestra, and can amy to a freSy: "Let there be light;" and from holding an ocean in the hollow of His hand goes ,ftrh to find heights and d epths and lea th and breaath of m nipoteuey in a dewdro, aad dis moausts tnam the ehariot of midaght harusse to cos ever on the suspena o bridge of a ~ldders web. You 1 may take your telesope and sweep it 1 saros the heavens in order to behold the gloy of od, but I shall take the leaf holding the spder, ad the apl de,'s web, and I shall briag the micro topo my eye, and whle Igpae ad l lo ad dstdy and am eaomnded, I will hakel down in the gras aed erya -'Omet sad marvelou's "Tmhy werks, Lawd od eAmightyl" A4a my tet tebahes me thtla- In iahlos eisao ss hr iasdse . 4 This qw that Usesmues aw ea the wflsh hare : "s I Jar's wesave a eb wrthy af thk great paaewhet w *I ra smIdal tirs geld sggggumdaPbsssd *a nilua s 4 ae seM the at Swye, .rnd Yes my If yp/ou ba myhe4jpeatU md imn ts lhek i I yen het daW!Bt-m5? toanu, ir gsple had resede to ame the emfils a because he could not be a hgh priest? What it the humming-bird should re fuse to sing its song into the ear of - the honey-suackle because it can not, like the eagle, dash its wings into the sun? What if the rain-drop should re fuse to deseend because it is not a Niagars? What if the spider of the text should refuse to move its shuttle because it can not weave a Solomon's robe? Away with such folly. If you are lazy with the one talent, you would Sbe lazy with the ten talents. If Milo can not lift the calf he never wall have 9 strength to lift the o. In-he Lord's army there is order for promotion; but d you can not be a general until you have been a captain, a lieutenant and a colonel. It is step by step, is inch by inch, it is stroke by stroke that our Christian character is builded. There fore be content to do what God com mands you to do. God is not ashamed to do small things He is not ashamed to be found chiseling a grain of sand, or helping a honey bee to constract its cell with mathematical t accuracy, or tinging a bell in the surf, or shaping the bill of a chsalnch. What you do, do well, be it a great work or a smalliwork. If ten talents, employ all the ten. If five talents, em ploy all the five. If one talent, employ the one. If only the thousandth part of a talent, employ that. "Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee the crown of life" I tell you if you are not faithful to God in a small sphere, you would be indolent and ig Ssignificant in a large sphere. A gain, my next text teaches me that h repulsiveness and loathsomeness will sometimes elimb up into very elevated t places. You would have tried to have killed the spider that Solomon saw. You would have said: "This is no Splace for it. If that spider is deter t mined to weave a web, let it do so down in the cellar of this palace, or in some dark dungeon." Ah! the spider of the text could not be discoraged. It clambered on, and climbed up higher and higher and higher, until after awhile it resehed the king's vision, and She-s4l: "The spider taketh hold with her hands and is in kings' palaces." And so it often is now that things that are loathsome a d repulsive get up in to very elevated places The Church of Christ. for instance, is a palace. The King of Heaves and earth lives in it. According to the Bible, her beams are of cedar, and her rafters of fir, and her windows of agate, and the fountains of salvation f dash a rain of light. It is a glorious . palace-the Church of God is; and yet, sometimes, unseemly and loathsome things creep up into it-evil-speaking, rancor, and slander, ahd backbiting, and abuse, crawling up on the walls of the church, spinning a web from arch 4 to arch, and from the top of one com munion tankard to the top of another 1 communion tankard. Glorious palace in which there ought only to be light, I and love, and pardon, and grace; yet a spider in the palace. Home ought to be a castle. It ought I to be the residence of everything royal. Kindness, love, peace, patience and forbearance ought to be the princes residing there; and yet sometimes dis sipation crawls up into that home, and the jealous eye comes up, and the scene 1 of peace and plenty beoomes the scene I of domestic jargon and dissonance. You say: "What is the matter with the home?" I will tell you what is the matter with it. A spider in the palace. A well-developed Christian character is a grand thing to look at. You sae some man with great intellectual and I spiritual proportions. You say: "How useful that man must be!" But you I find, amid all his splendor of faculties, there is some prejudice, some whim, some evil habit that a great many peo ple do not notice, but that you have happened to notice, and it is gradually spoiling that man's character-it is gradually going toinjaure his entire in fluence. Others may not see it, butyon are anxious in regard to his welfare, I and now you discover it. A dead fly in the ointment. A spider in the pal ace. Again, my text teaches me that per 1 severance will mount into the king's I palace. It must have seemed a long I distance for that spider to climb into I Solomon's splendid residence, but it started at the very foot of the wall and went up over the panels of Lebanon cedar, higher and higher, until it stood higher thanm the highest throne in all I ithe nations-the throne of Solomon. I And so God has decreed it that many of those who are down in the dust of sip I sad dishonor shall gradually attain to the King's palase. We see it in worldly thing. Who is that banker in Phila delphia? Why, he used to be the boy that held the horses of Stephen I Otrard while the millionafre went in to colleet hisb dividends. Arkwright ( toils on up from a barber's shop c until he gets Into the palace of inven- i tion. Sextus V toils on up from the t offee of a swinebeaur ntil he gets into the palace of Rome. Fletcher toils ona up from the most insigaiScant family position until he gets into the palace of c the Christian eloquence. Hogarth, en- I graving pewter pots for a living, toils on up util he rsBhes the palace of I world-renowned art And God hath t deaided that, though you may be weak m et azm, and slow of tongue, and be a struck throgh with a great many I mental nd motal deaits, by His Al mighb gFeae you shall yet arrive ina the iag's palsae-not ech sa one t as s spabn a a the tent-not one ; a marble, ot e adersaed with pifllare a L aest sad thronmes o vesy, sa t lnens of barished Id d--bt a palaen whl Gets natr sad the a igels reass s the eap-beerma Thbaaer marwlag up the wall t Sel- C eIaa-'spa s sn wIrth leelirIt atter deonir a essepeied with the jm that we, whe am wess s the -ee a the' Xag eiin tl. 3y the I e. ofe ywn, all rseek. Oh,. I. non a e m yasa a s U dIt not s wa-, -- g it -ees *es, ba ', ad batyestrday. Rasige the ar-th s at the earth shall bring thelu hers cgl es3 be - 6 I? A palace means splendor of banquet, *- There will be no common ware on that of table. There will be no unskilled mu it, silesas at the tntertalnment. There he will be no scanty supply of fruit or e- beverage. There have been banquets a spread that cost a million of dollars he aeh; but who can tell the untold le wealth of that banquet? I do not i's know whether John's description of it n is literal or figurative. A great many Id wise people tell me it is figurative; but lo prove it. I do not know but that re it may be literal. I do not know l's but that there may be real at fruits planched from the tree of m life. I dp not know but that Christ re ad ferred to the real juice of the grape :h when he said that we should drink new r wine in our Father's kingdom, but not -a the intoxicating stuff of this world's n- brewing. I do not say it is so; but I ot have as much right for thinking it is sa at as you have for thinking the other way. a At any rate it will be a glorious bea is quet. Hark! the chariots rumbling in al the distance. I really believe the guests , are coming now. The gates swing b. open, the guests dismoung the palace atis filling, and all the chalices lash a, ing with pearl and amethyst, a- and carbuanle are lifted to the ry lips of the myriad banqueters, rt while standing in robes of snowy white m they drink to the honor of our glorious re King. "Oh," you say, "that is too if grand a place for you and for me." 11 No, it is not. If a spider, aooording to r- the text, could crawl upon the wall of Solomon's palace, shall not our poor At souls,through the blood ofChrst,meount 11 up from the depths of their sin and d shame, and Sfally reach the palaes of re the eternal King? "Where sin abound r. ed, grace shall much more abound, that io whereas sin reigned unto death, even r- so may grace reign through righteous o ness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ n our Lord," One flash of that coming ir glory obliterates the sepuleher. I. Years ago, with lanterns and torches, :r and a guide, we went down in the ir Mammoth cave of Kentucky. You d may walk fourteen miles and see no h sunlight. It is a stupendous place. Some places of the roof of the cave are it one hundred feet high. The grottoes f- filled with weird echoes, aesscades fall ing from invisible height to invisible is depth. Stalagmites rising up from the d foor of the ave--stalactites descend a ing from the roof of the cave, joining d each other and making pillosr of of the Almighty's sculpturing. There n are rosettes of amathyst in halls is o gypsum. As the guide carries his , lantern ahead of you, the shadows e have an appearance supernatural and r, spectraL The darkness is fearful. Two r, people getting lost from their guide if only for a few hours, years ago, were h demented, and for years sat in their i- insanity. You feel like holding your br breath as you walk acroes the bridges e that seem to span the bottomless i, abyss. The guide throws his calcium a light down into the caverns, and the light rolls and tosses from t rock to rock, and from depth to I depth, making at every plunge a I new revelation of the awful power a that could have made such a place as ,that. A sense of suffocation comes l upon you as you think that you e are two hundred and fifty feet in a e straight line from she sunlit surface of the earth. The guide after awhile e takes you into what is called I the "Star e Chamber," and then he says to you: ,I "Sit here," and then he takes the lan r tern and goes down under the rocks, e and it gets darker and darker, until the Snight is so thick that the hand an inch v from the eye is unobservable. And , then. by kindling one of the lanterns, and placing it in, a cleft of the Irock there is a reflection ast on the t dome of the cave, and there are stars a coming out in constellations-a bril r liant night Heaven--and you involun tarily exclaim "Beautiful, beautiful!" Then be takes the lantern down on o other depths of the cavern and wanders on, and wanders on, until he I comes up from behind the rocks grad I- ally, and it seems like the dawn of the morning, and it gets brighter and brighter. The guide is a skilled ven a triloquist, and he imitates the voices of r the morning, and soon the gloom is all a gone, and you stand congratulating i t yourself over the wonderful spectadce. I Well, there are a great maay people who look down into the grave as a I great cavern. They think it is onae 1 thousand miles subterraneous, and all the echoes seem to be the voices of f despair, and the easeades seem to be a the falling tearsr that always fall, and a the gloom of earth seems coming up in s etalagmite, and the gloom of the eter nal world seems deseending in t.e stal s actite, making pillars of indescribable a horror. The grave is no such place as a that to me, thank God! Our Divine Guide takes us down into the great Scaverns, and we have the lamp to our feet and the light to our path and all I a the echoes in the rifts of the rock are I a anthems, -and all the falling waters are fountains of salvation, and, after l awhile, we look up, and behold! the Scavern of the tomb has become a - King's star chamber. And, while we a are looking at the posp of it, an ever- t f Ilasting morning began to rise, and aU Sthe tears of earth orystalize into stalag- t cmite, rising up in a pillar on the one side, and all the glories of rHeaven seem to be desceanding in a stalacstite, making a pillar oan the t a other aide, sad you push agaiast B the gate that swigs between the two B pilrs, sad as the gate fashes open a Syoua nad it is eof the twelv gatest which are twelve peris Blessed be r God, that through tdhs gospel the Eam 0 a motheare of the lepalebier has becoes the illmelad sr seaber of the Ksti t e the -l h etenal p-nleal t the Ele't pale!es -Tuea pseve alue do net at emntip They ae I ti te vmesl I w sbA lela . m irasn when the ! prpreas th o mei venemte kin the pb a -Std b . SrIershas..1 b pebaluhead, the - a R RATS AS DISEASE IREEDERS. S& nremtmat Physisi TL0szms .se Uea- Ueled I. Thes espee& re Dr. E. Weber. assistant state veto r erinarlan of Pennaylvala, reaed before s the Keystone Veterinary Medical asso s :Iatlon, at the College of Physicians, a d paper entitled "The Rat as a Disease t Breeder." The essayist advanced the It theory that the rat is a transmitter of y some of the most dangerous diseases ºt which affliet humanity, chief of which t is tuberculosis or consamption. He r 3ited the results of post-mortem exam l nations on more than one thousand of f the animals in proof of the theory, and s then discussed the best way of getting e rid of them. W Dr. Weber aid that nowhere does the t ubiquitous rat do more harm as a dis s ease transmitter than in the farm yard I and barn, where he comes in contact " with the cattle and horses. The paper, in part, is as follows: - "From the time whereof the memory a of man runneth not to the contrary the s rat has been looked upon as one of the g most persistent enemies of the human e rae. He has destroyed the garnered treasures of millions of farmers, ren dered millions of acres valueless to the e husbandman, undermined houses with , out number, and even depopulated e whole provinces by bringing the labor s of men to naught His record does not rest upon the traditions that tell us of the wonderful doings of the Pied o Piper of Hamelin, the important I part he played in making Dick Whit r tington, 'twice mayor of London,' sad t the just punishment he zisted out to I Bishop Hatch in his cor-choked astle " on the Rhine. He has been a pest In Severy cllme, and will so continue to be t until in the development of the distant a future he shall either disappear or evolve into some harmless, guiltless creature as useless as the axoloid of r Mexico or the lazy hellbender that rests his boneless body in the muddy bed of the Miama river. S "There is but one good word to say for the rat While at all times prompt a to take for his own use the choicest food that man can provide for himself Sthe rat does excellent service as a seas. a enger and consumes tons of refuse ma terial which, if allowed to putrify, a would become the certain means of pee tilence and death. It is only as a scar enger that he seems to have been de sr igned; and it is of record that the ter I rible plagues which used to turn the a towns and eities of western Europe into charnel houses have been but little a known in those places since rata began 9 to be among the greatest factors in the I economy of the animal world. "The plagues and pestilenees of by a gone centuries do not decimate the pop ulation of western EBrope nowadays, ir t is true. But while they have given their own stamping grounds a wide berth they have not been routed out by any means. It is possible that the rats wI ho helped to rid England of a pesti lence carried the germs of the disease to Turkey or to Hindostan. This brings me to the consideration of a subject I which will at once present itself to the mind of the medical scientist as one of s the most important ever called up for discussion. "When the reader thinks of the count less number of rate that infest the Sregions occupied by human beings, of their wonderful reproductive power and of their seemingly causeless but rapid immigration from one dwelling place to another, hundreds of miles sway, he must admit that if it is possi ble for the rat to convey disease germs from point to point this power for evil is incalculable. When he left plague stricken London and sought another field, did he leave the plague behind or did he keep a share of it to distribute elsewhere? "I have reason to believe that the rat is a transmitter of some of the most dangerous diseases which afflict human ity -diseases that have for ages baled the skill of the ablest scientist in the I the world."-N. Y. Recorder. THE FATHER OF SNAKES. AI Des of epules sd as Indian Tradlete Comeersag It. Every one who has lived on the '"Great Plains" or in the mountains dur ing the puast twenty-fve years, will re call the fact that at certain eassons thousands of rattlesnakes and other species of serpents may be found in the vicinity of the stone ledges bordering the creeks and rivers of the region re ferred to. It will also be remembered that by some pecualar instinct these reptiles eongregate early in the fal around the crevices in the roolks, soon to hibernate in immense, tangled masses under the ground. Although the little prairie-rattlesnake is very venomous, can rarely be tamed. is always mean, vindictive and ready to spring at a na or supposed enemy, I have yet to ]earn of a death from its bite, if medical treatment were applied promptly. Whisky is the antidote, although it should not be termed an antidote in the strictest ascptance of the term, for it is nature, after all, that gaoes to work in its endeavor to elim inste the virulent polson from the sys tem, which she wouald soeomplish un aided, it the physical eonstitntion of the individual afrcted could always stand the violent shock. Whisky is merly a powerful stimulant, keeping up the vitality, util asture herself throws of the pokes. In February, 11, duringOen Sher I dan's "winter campaign" against the allied Indian tribes of the plaits, Gea. Coster's mmar nd, aomsiut g of bis own famous regiment, the Seventh cavalry, sad a large partion o ta.I -neteamath Knesas voteetes, was campad on the Wfcbit Io the Iadia -tory. WaU etrved, theiLr barm1 witheina th, troops wmen em. ld ta aso a theLra wasitba r . tiensateeorand fdoo, the arrdil oft -wh. was w dutb eape ad a- iouo. I ly leked r. Whie O sessLy Y In their beesd eamp, tLhe elited man, tree to te ever lquli, e sa, rem. lug natare, wtentm Ittl i of diseoary ta every i madis lof a t iiee of (mdtimes thege mdai "dud" One of thimirmet tsmes as e -t The e i,, salt was tht nearly every me of the amnes bags-the regdlars did at seem to fancy these t themselves to work Smanuaeturiag belts out of the sklns of Sthe mottled serpents, which they were ,. around their waists or slouch bats S".cowboy"bbishin. SThe n,"w , of h course, was dis covered by a Kaneas youth, who had been reared on the broad western s prairies of the state, was a great crack in the Indurated rook, about twelve feet in length and a foot wide. How deep it penetrated into the ledge could not be determined accurately, as the longest pole obtainable failed to "reach bottom." The lif itself, on which the "den" was found, was situated very pe Sculiarly; as isolated mass of disrupted earth and stone, immediately opposite Medicine bluff, the top of which com. primed 'n area of only three hundred square feet, elevated more than am hundred feet above the base of the hill on which it stood, a sort of a mountain on a mountain. It was cut of from all asee, except by water, and another ledge which towered above it. To reach the den one had to climb down the almost perpendicular side of the ledge or wall of the upper mountain, a very dangerous passage. The den had evidently been a hibernating place of Ssnakes for ages, if the smoothly-worn rook over whibh they were obliged to travel to reach their holes was any indi cation, for it was polished like a mir ror, the result of centuries of their migrations; besides, the Kiowas have a very ancient tradition concerning the pot. The number of snakes killed and cap tured by the soldiers was marvelous They would have filled a six-mule army wagon without any exaggeration. They were very large, too, many of them measuring eight feet from head to tail, not counting the rattles Among the traditions of the Kiowas, that of this snake den is the oldest. It has been handed down orally from their earliest existence. "A great many years ago when the earth was young, and so white man had ever yet been seen by the red man of the pral ries, there was an" old Araphoe chief, who was so aged that he knew he was drawing near to his end. One morning he wandered away from the camp and the lodges of the tribe, in the hope of finding some place where e might lie down resignedly and pas over to the happy hunting rnds ealmly and un disturbed. He believed the top of the bluff, out of sight of all his people, to be the most suitable place, so there he dragged his weary d nerly paralysed leg s When he arrived at the month of the den he entered it and was never seen again by mortal eye in his normal shape, but, transformed into a snake, he becme the father of all the snakes on the plaisns"-Detroat Free Press CATCHING TERRAPIN. a CaasMease ladestry, st TZs Tame el the Tear etChcaseesusee. When yu see two or three men pull in out in small boats from Chincotague in the summer season, armed with stout stieks, large bags, and small nets, you may guess that they aregoingafter ter rapin. The native term to describe the sport or business sounds much like "turpentine," though it is more nearly represented by the spelling "tsrp'nin." Cautious persons use one or another euphonism instead of plain tarp'nln, because the laws of Virginia forbid the taking of terrapin at this season of the year, and although restrictive laws sit lightly upon Chincoteague, there is al ways the possibility of prosecution. The skillful terrapin catcher knows where to expect his game by the ap. pearance of the marsh which the ereat urea inhabit. Lying of Chincoteague at varying distances are narrow rib bons of vivid green marsh, some edged with oyster beds, where at low-tide thousands of oysters are in full view, and all swarming in season with various kinds of salt water fowL Just at this season you hear the always inevitable marsh hen calling fro& the grass of this damp strip. Yellowlegs, curlews, and a half a dosen kinds of ducks are plentiful upon the marshes at one or another time of year, and the eggs of water fowl are gathered here by the hundred. Chinooteagers el these marshes the meadows, perhaps because their luazu rious growth of salt grass give them the appearance of rieh pastures. When the Island pastres are parehed the n tire ponies sometimes swim over to the tempting greenery of the meadows, a temerity that the little horses my come later to repeat, since a high tide might make the meadows sa unplessant place of residence.o It is upon the meadows that most of the terrapins are caught Students of terrapin nature say thatthe young terrapin, as soon as hatched, takes to the mud and there lies buried for a year. At the dnd of that time the young terrapin comes out to take up the duties of active life and eneounter theperilsof. table delicay. The ter mrapin is the water lily of the animal kingdom, a delicious product of slimy ooze. Opportunities for studyiag the habits of the diamond back are not of the best even here where hisbl kind is abndant. When frehly enugbt terr pins are to be kept a season it is usual to dig a hole, dl it with water, sad then surroaund the hole and asm allare of dry lead with a tight sence It is found thaMt the esptive terrapi has as eeal lent appetite, and at the approach of an attendant with food the eresteree eme from their hiding pla in te maud and thrust greedy nses above the srfce of te water. One seldeat et htaeotsgs has chemn a odd way to stedy tMhe terrp. he plaed a tiny terran the sps of two thumb neh in a weh~beb iM age, 8 ei Isdetblae to keep I them so lmr ash e eatl Thee manya ways cooking tM rsp hre hs thbecme of th esltue, but ime pehaps bettef ta these pratised by the gourneats of Pwleda pida, L gnatir sad New Yer A vvwite method Is to pat t hIivead eoek whes d the tinsapia mas tre d ae iop I apes a pints Me fee wkc* the dillieasy le latemd4 lifis the S OF GENERAL INTERIS T. -Thomas ent, . P., weas t soa ta member oad th Ish aes-a-uy who, dyir while his e was yoang left him to bebroeght p by his mother, who sold apples upon the streets et Waterford. Mr. Sexton is a selekda sated man. -Savages in various parts at the world plait the ianer fibers of tree bark for fishing lines, and the Indians oa the Pacific coast of North America use for the same purpose seaweed- srt of kelp-which is plenty strong esagh to hold fast a finny captive of one hundred and ifty pounds weight. -A valle was received at the United States express oame at Jackson, Miss, showolg from the hundreds of, stamps sad tags on it thait had been in most of the express oMies tn this cosntry. It was stuffed fall of hundreds of odd and queer articles, including a huma skull and the left footof a femsle gravy yard rabbit. F -A Capt. Blondell at Oxford, Ale., offered twenty-five dollars to any aes who would get into a boat aud alloo it to be blown up with dynamite, so that Blondell might show his lIfe-saving methods. A young man named Neely aecepted the offer, and was blown about forty feet into the air unhurt, but on his return to the water's surface he alighted on the fragments of the wreck and received a fractured lg and . other injuries. -The sole street frontige of a house in Wooster street, above Bleecker in New York, is a strip two stories high over a narrow alley. There snoground floor to this front, and the upper stories have a room for only a ball bedroom each. The front is wedged betwenan i other dwelling on the south sad a baus ness building on the north, and the en trance to the house is by way of the alley. In the rear the hons spreads out considerably. -Castle island in Boston harbor, oa which Fort Independence stands, nad which has just been thrown open to the publie as a park, has been fortlfied sinace 1684, being the oldest military postheld regularly for purposes of debase in the United States. Fort Independen stands on the site of Castle m, which was destroyed by the British on the evacuation of Boston. The United States government, of course, retains the title of the property sand maintains supervision over it. -An equipage that would bhave at tracted attention even in old Acadis is that driven by Uncle Dennett, of Cape Elizabeth, Me. It consists of a two year-old bull, harnessed by meaas of a crooked yoke to a light cart, which is also a boat. By means of veins of rope attached to a ring in the b sll's soasd rove through rings on his horns, be is driven as easily as most hores. The bull swims a river like a dog, and the water-tight cart-body easily supports the driver and load. -A family in State Island has a dog that seems to show a distinct reamm ingt faculty. The dog had long been accustomed to take a morning walk with a member of the family, but was not permitted to aecompany his friend to church. The animal soon seemed to understand that one day in seven he must remain at homm and the con elusion was that he could eosat On Sunday morning, however, the dog sur prised every one by joining the family on the way to church. The conclusion was that he had forgotten until t was called to mind that the church bell had not rung that morning. The dog evi dently associated the sound of the bell with the fact that he was-not to s-a company his companions as usual. -The pneumatice sulky has come to stay on the race track Robert Bonner says so, and he is presumed to be able speak authoritatively on the subjeet He is also of the opinion that t its going to revolutionize trotting records as it eables a horse to travel from two to three seconds faster in the mile. The striking thing about the new sulky is the low wheels In the old-style vehicle the driver sat between them. Now he sits above them, The wheels average thirty inches in heigt, a.bout the same as a safety bicyele seen on the rds and tracks A slky with the pneumatic tire attachment gete down in weight to about forty pounds, while the decresse in drnught Is about l per cent It is Mr. Boner's ide that a record of .2:0 is entirely possible with this new raing machise. -A most notable November in our history was that one in 10, the first day of which was obeerved throughout the thirteen colonies as peiod of mourning on accouant of i lag into effect aof the hated stamp act. It in reased the burden of taxatiou upon those who had no voie In their own government and aroused them to such a sense of injaustle that ten years later they rebelled, ad the war of the imo. lution was begn. On the 1st day ,f November, therefors, the church bells were solemnly toled, sag asted at half-masut and business was everywhe suspended. All over the eid each m a SBamel Adams, Patriek Henry,sas Otis and John Adams addressed paMtri oie speehes to throgs of ther cone trymen, and ised thfr heartes with thoaghts of a glorious Iadependsnes. -The little town of Delmer, Del., gets its name from a osbleato of the a.st syIbes in th mesU t Dels. wMrl nrynld. Therm age stes ose to the aothern bdm, y at cdelt ware, ad is h last edeso on tes Delaware raiaoad beo s the f Maryland is reached. leg. In delware emkh edge ci Mary lIen Is mce e ryest, e tLs ne two syleisci Maryland rt as m Dela weegts to mae up the ame An Dimies, as heog ci th eeasbtess tbht make up the bush h between the lawen r and Qmspa he bepe sad in meemory of s mosesLe to the inaerpeyeati o e whe t gi a Ms twou el tehis th age a daeoueaht eray ses t eusobber hesme*en- dgLeggm. m -vr,'as Ise*r tead itpb i ap 5-,~ HOUSHOLD IREVITIta -Apple Tea.-Thlsdrla is fr better for fverish soaditias d the stoesagh than lemo water of say at. Rost sven apples and pour boiling water over thea; let them stand till water is sold, then strala and serve with ee. N. Y. Herald. -The People's Home Journal gives the following to destroy ants: Half a pound of aour of brimstone sad four ounces of potash, placed over the Arein an hirn or earthe pea, until dissolved sad united, thea beaten into powder and a little of i nfused in water. Wherever this is sprinkled the ants will die and leave the place -Cabbagea-Cat the cabbage in two, or, i large, in four pieces, and well wash ad boil it quickl in plenty of water, adding salt and a small piece of sods; when about half does drain it in a colander, and put it into fresh boiling water; when soft enough, drain and press the water away; chop it, adding a little butter, pepper and salt; put it iato a hot pan, and turn it out on a vegetable dish.-Boston Budget -Sauee Pluaate-Put a bit of but ter with two sliced onions into a stew . with a carrot, a parsnip, a little yme, laurel, basil, two cloves, two shallots, a clove of garli and some parsley. Turn the whole over the are until it is well colored, then shake in some soar and moisten it with asme broth and a spoonful of vinegar. Let it boil over a slow fre, skim, and strain It through a seve Season it with salt and pepper and sgrve it with any dish required to be heightened.-Teledo Blade. --"Pat a stained glass window in the children's plsroom," advised hbrd to a womuan planning a coming bohe. "From the baby up it will bea source of the greatest delight to the little peo pie I disovered that quite by chance in renting a house with one I own bedroom. My baby, who was fretful from teething that winter, weould go to sleep much quieker in my room than in his own, and when I remarked uapn it the nurse told me it was because the bright window Interested and inally quieted him. I soon saw that it was as 418 children love pi and gay colors."-N. Y. Times -To make a soup of oarn sad toma toes, scald one Quart of tomatoes Add. a quart of stook, a slice of arrot, a small oio, a by leaf, a sprig of thyme, one clove, six peppereora, and If con venient a tssspoonfal of mined hem. Let all this eek slowlyfor half an hour, then add a tablespooaful of butter, melted and mixed with two tablespoon fuls of Sour. Strain the soup through a puree sieve, so that vey portion ex eept the seeds sad seasoning will peas tbiooutb. Bietl ai the "hUst fhIato pase to the store. Add a liberal tea-s acup of scrsped corn. Let the smop boil ft Ave mainutes after the corn is added. -N.L Y. Tribune. --Ied coffee is a refreshing and de lighttil dessert and is ar more pelat able thana roe napee, or what is know as aofee. le eream. It is easily made sad an ianexpeasive luxury. Make your eofee in the morning and make it ddnbisr even triple the usialstrength, u ¶two or three heaping tablespoon. ti esore to each acp; poor off the the grounds in s tin pail that has a tight Atttg over, and while hot sweeten with granulated sugar and add scalded milk in the proportion of one tablespoonful to each cup; then stand away in a refrigerator till dinner time, when you serve it Put two table. spoonfuls of ioe powdered as ine assalt in each cup and you will have a dish St for the gods. -Whether or not it is right to keep the table set all the time in a private house is a question that has troubled one of my earrespondeata It is not considered proper. After each meal elear the table, bruash the eloth and fold it carefully; then puton a heavycolored elotq. If the table be of handsomely inished wood it may be left. base. It often happens that a housekeeper who does her own work, or one who has a large family sad keeps but one sea vant, Sads it more convenient to have her table sat after each meald. If the - dianing room be used only for its legiti mate purpose there esan be no objeatlon to this, if the room be kept closed sad dark until meal time. The same rules canot apply both to the woman who dos her owan work, or has but one ser vant, ad the woman who keeps may servants. There is one thing whibh aster hould be done by anybodly: tambers and plates eaoul4 act be tamed psie dow.-ladis' Home FALSE EOONOMY. The Eepag* at Uss Lsse ~ tss ow r ProS W e weos Use Bow many of s when sorting ever our bhoase or our wardrobes have cone acros many little things utterly value less in our eye at he present manoment, yet which ae put arpf away, thinhing that they may mae in good some time. This programme is carried out sprin and fall year il d year out until after a while the eloeets ai'l lit ted up with ssue, half-woran gar saets sad tho storeroom looks like a gen se Bael des Inltides for erip pled irs ad sois, ubhag pictres d aded draperies. Now, dear, are #l scal, thee is not one bitot eofn ay tn boarding up al1 thsethlags u less, being of a philanthropic tuar of mind, you desr to giv the poor ittle isnsesrt moths a good square meal yes de pt alJ thee aldds sad y fo faters a, do you bleve Sma eveo r put ypar hands on tham wihe yt Wraut them9 Tre aenem# Sa a very 4Wisst type fr this and th e oe tmier is n*t thw one th eds to we IB earthul ad prdhe t a daif as I sen v by msel mr s el owu. avem it. If -"ii ssmra bnn tep be trlmeed with la wlnter's sathem mee them. busdle nmbonce a great let at aceum ban - mis. liasr, he and seb aed sekem furnptur , bease ea yeaseakn w yew migi have cc. caienhra, mdh14m**h** a gai.tip or an a uatesd beeseds. Olve them te tesswe ma - k passt ea c, od me1 ese m alistr at of abrr jesh hasts ye think~b assess mise ueso to,